Early this morning, starwars.com reviewed some of the photos from Vanity Fair’s new article. Included are several wonderful behind the scenes photos from the production of the new film. I am loving Keri Russell and Richard E. Grant’s costumes. The lack of R2 and familiar aliens is rather conspicuous, though. Click through for more photos and let us know what your thoughts are in the comments!
A still image (or production photo) of Rose and Rey in Star Wars Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker was revealed earlier today. So without any further delay, here’s the photo:
And while I think that Rose looks a lot better than in her TLJ outfit, very official and all business, I can still only hope we will not get an action figure of her in that outfit, since it follows the more or less boring design language of Resistance costumes. The shirt appears to have the exact same design as Poe’s. So that means she probably also wears pants with a similar design and color: brown. I really, really hope Star Wars will eventually move beyond the current tan, beige, brown, grey, white and black color scheme. My toy shelf needs some more color!
Every now and then I come across some really weird, odd or interesting Star Wars merchandise in my excursions to what our grandparents used to know as “retailers”, these places are kind of like Amazon, only you have to push a real shopping cart around or carry some actual bag or basket with your own hands and you have to put stuff in all by yourself and actually walk around using your own feet. Quaint, I know, anyway, this is not about retailers, this is about random Star Wars merchandise. And I found this Rey USB stick at a department store very recently. And I wondered: who wants a Star Wars USB stick? And who thought it’s a great idea to make Star Wars USB sticks? When I googled the company I found out they have a whole collection of them. There are close to 30 Star Wars USB sticks, covering all eras, there is Han and Chewie, Yoda, there are Clones, Admiral Ackbar even, but not Luke or Leia, however Poe, Kylo and C-3PO. Actually, they look kind of cutesy, well designed really, and might almost be collectibles all by themselves. But at 20 euros (or a little more than $20 on Amazon US) for each stick this is one very expensive collectible. Have you found any interesting, weird or funny Star Wars merchandise recently? Share it in the comments!
The official Star Wars website revealed a brand new wave of Galaxy of Adventures figures!
The wave includes Rey, Kylo Ren, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ep III), Darth Maul, General Grievous and Boba Fett. Each figure comes with a comic book. Also, each figure is a repack. It should be noted that the tube art and comic for Rey are for Jakku Rey in The Force Awakens, but for some strange reason Hasbro decided to put a The Last Jedi Rey in the tube.
Paul talks about The Walking Dead from time to time here on JTA, so I thought, heck, why can’t I go off topic too, at least once… Also, it’s Friday night, things are usually slow now, not much going on, why not talk about something completely different? Let’s talk about Star Trek! That other franchise, right! However, I will also touch on Star Wars in my, let’s call it “rant”, so it’s not as off-topic as Paul’s TWD articles. Click through for my rant!
Wow! The Black Series [Phase III] Centerpiece Rey figure, which has barely made a splash at brick and mortar, is on Amazon right now for $17 and change. (This is a $50 item). If you want it, now’s the time! Special thanks to JTA reader Jeff B. for the alert!
Guess what? I watched The Force Awakens for the first time since it was in theaters over three years ago tonight. Those that read with any regularity know how I feel about the film. But if you don’t, in short, I think it’s the worst Star Wars film of the bunch (yes, I think it’s worse than The Last Jedi by a landslide). And I would go so far to say that it’s one of the worst films “period” I’ve ever seen too (for its deception of not being much more than an Episode IV reboot). That’s not hyperbole. I feel it took Star Wars down a path that a large chunk of the community couldn’t follow. Anyway, this isn’t another chance to jibe the film. I have rethought a couple of things, and I felt it is worth sharing. Click through for more.
Let’s finish out August with the SDCC exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] Starkiller Base Centerpiece 6″ set. It’s beautiful, but ridiculously priced. Learn all about it in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
I’ve come across some very random Star Wars merchandise ever since Disney revitalized the franchise. Kylo Ren kid’s punch or Star Wars crackers, for example. And earlier tonight I saw this at my local supermarket, a Rey alarm clock. They also had a Kylo Ren alarm clock from The Last Jedi. It’s for kids and is 5.99 euros or about $7. And I wonder… who makes these things? And most importantly… why? Does anyone buy this merchandise? What odd Star Wars merchandise have you seen at retail? Post pictures, if you have some. I wonder what else is out there.
The lightsaber, the most favorite weapon in Star Wars. And who doesn’t love the lightsaber duels in Star Wars? We have the measured, careful testing out of skills and then we also have the 15 minute acrobatic lightsaber dances of the prequel trilogy. But as it turns out Jedi use the lightsaber all wrong. How so? Click through to find out!
Ever since the new wave of Star Wars movies were released fans have been debating about the new characters, the heroes and the villains – but it is especially Rey who is scrutinized and sometimes unfairly criticized as being a Mary Sue. However, there’s still this feeling by quite a few fans that Rey lacks something. Or does she? And if she does, what is it? Click through for a closer look at Star Wars heroes!
When The Last Jedi was released one of the questions left unanswered by The Force Awakens was who exactly Rey’s parents were. And Rian Johnson’s movie gave an answer: they were filthy junk traders who sold Rey off for drinking money and they’re buried in a pauper’s grave on Jakku.
Ever since then fans have speculated if that was what JJ Abrams really had in mind when he set up the mystery, or if he had any solution to the mystery at all. Now, actor Simon Pegg was interviewed for a podcast and he shed some light on what JJ Abrams’ plan was. Click through to find out more.
Jason Fry’s “The Last Jedi” novel reveals how Rey could use the Jedi mind trick on Starkiller base and later force pull the lightsaber from the snow – without any training whatsoever. Click here to find out how she did it!
If you love Rey, then you’re going to love the Rey Premium Format Figure. But just make sure you get the Sideshow Exclusive version with the incredibly cool extra accessory. See why this figure stands out in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
It’s a new super-articulated basic action figure line! Now let’s check out Rey from the Star Wars Toybox line, exclusive to Disney Stores and Shop Disney. She is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.
Check out early Photo Galleries and Collector Notes for the first wave of Disney Store’s Star Wars Toybox Figures. These are pretty nice and loaded with The Vintage Collection quality articulation. If Disney started making realistically styled action figures with this high level of quality, we think Hasbro would be in big trouble. They’re in between the 3.75″ scale and the 6″ scale which creates another whole problem for collectors on the fence about starting a new line. Click through to check out these three figures. We think you’re going to love them too.
Just as promised, Shop Disney has put the three new Star Wars Toy Box figures up for order for $12.95 each. These things looks “fantabulous.” They also show the back of the packaging where new figure silhouettes are revealed. Two have to be Han Solo and Sabine Wren, right? What do you think?
We are quite fond of The Black Series [Phase III] Centerpiece Collection sets Hasbro has released this year on Force Friday II. They provide beautiful scenery and a great backdrop for the 6″ figures while introducing static figures a lot like the former Unleashed figures into the mix as well. With the release of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in this line already, we believe there are two characters are sorely missing from this line that we should probably expect to see in this format soon. Kylo Ren and Rey would make two important character releases in this format, no?
Funko revealed two near exclusive Pop! Four packs for Costco. The first is called “First Order Four Pack” and includes Kylo Ren with Glow In the Dark Lightsaber, Supreme Leader Snoke, First Order Executioner, and BB-9E. The second is called “Rebel Four Pack” and includes Rey with Glow in the Dark Lightsaber, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca (with his Porg Pal), and BB-8. Each Pop! is individually packaged within the four-pack box. It’s hard to justify buying a four-pack of Pop! figures most collectors have just because of a slight change (says the guy with every FO Snowtrooper “Variant”), but where have we heard something crazy like that before?? If you’re a die-hard Pop! collector or you haven’t gotten these individually yet, you just might have to pick this up. They do look nice in that four-pack box, but I didn’t even know Costco still existed!
Entertainment Earth has Rey’s Force FX Lightsaber up for pre-order with a December release date.
Tonight we are opening a brand new Forces of Destiny Visual Guide page, and our first addition is Rey of Jakku & BB-8. Click below for the full Visual Guide. Click here for the full review. A big thanks to Hasbro and Litzky Public Relations for providing us with this sample.
Hasbro’s own OFFICIAL SITE has added the Rey (Jedi Training)/Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) 6″ SDCC exclusive two-pack to their product pages. It has an MSRP of $49.99 and an order date of August 14, 2017. If Hasbro gets upset at this post my head will honestly explode. See the proof for yourself HERE. And click through for a detailed description. Special thanks to JTA reader Marcel for the alert to this product page!
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