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Visual Guide Update - Dryden Vos (79) - The Black Series

The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guide updates continue with a look at Dryden Vos (79). Click below to check out our full guide page. Make sure to also check our full review of this figure.

Dryden Vos (79) - The Black Series - 6-Inch Figures

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Review: Dryden Vos - TBS6 [P3] - 79

The Dryden Vos figure from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line is not perfect. Find out why in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.

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Tonight’s Visual Guide update features the amazing Han Solo (Mimban) (78) 6″ figure from The Black Series [Phase III]. Click below to check out our full Visual Guide page, and make sure to also stop by and comment in our review.

Han Solo (Mimban) (78) - The Black Series - 6-Inch Figures

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Review: Han Solo (Mimban) - TBS6 [P3] - 78

The Han Solo (Mimban) figure from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line is stunning. Find out why in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.

Han Solo (Mimban)

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Are you aware of the pretty cool special feature on The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Dryden Vos figure? If you place him in the cold, the markings of his species which are on his face turns bright red. We have full images of this in our RDRs gallery on this figure RIGHT HERE! Check it out! Leave any and all comments about this figure on the review page! Thank you!

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No Oscar For Solo

Last night the 91st Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles. Solo – A Star Wars Story did not win its only category it was nominated for, the best FX Oscar went to First Man instead. I would have given it to either Ready Player One or Avengers Infinity War, but I am not a member of the MPAA. Adam Driver also didn’t get his golden statue, he lost to Mahershala Ali. Ben Burtt’s son, whose name is also Ben Burtt (which caused much confusion here on JTA before), also didn’t win for his sound mixing job for Black Panther. However, the composer for The Mandalorian series, Ludwig Göransson, did get an Oscar for his Black Panther score. Congratulations to him! And if you wonder where Kathleen Kennedy was: she and her husband Frank Marshall received their Irving Thalberg awards (“honorary Oscar” but the award is a golden bust of Irving Thalberg) last November already.

Mad Magazine Star Wars Parody

Mad Magazine Star Wars Parody

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Wow! It’s a miracle. The Walmart exclusive TVC Mimban Stormtrooper figure has finally hit brick and mortar. Special thanks to the Georgia Alliance of SW Collectors Facebook Group for the news!

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The Star Wars [Solo] line has ended, but we have a few more things to add to the Visual Guide. Tonight we are adding the Walmart exclusive Kessel Mine Escape playset. Click below to check out our detailed Visual Guide, and make sure to revisit our full review of this set right here.

Kessel Mine Escape - Star Wars [Solo] - Playsets

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Tonight we are adding another 12-inch figure Visual Guide to the Star Wars [Solo] line of figures. Click below to check out Enfys Nest. You can also revisit our full review of this figure right here.

Enfys Nest - Star Wars [Solo] - 12-Inch Figures

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Kessel Run Millennium Falcon 50% Off At HTS' eBay Store!

If you’re interested, Hasbro Toy Shop’s eBay store has the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon for 50% of! Special thanks to JTA reader Sean C. for the alert!

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Solo Toy Line Featured In The Simpsons Last Night

Last night, Hasbro’s Solo: A Star Wars Story line was featured on the Simpsons very briefly. While competing in a “toy store shopping spree” contest, Bart and Mulhouse crash and lose while trying to avoid the Solo toys (and Ralph wins). You have to wonder there if there is some intentional subliminal statement somewhere in this very brief scene about the state of Star Wars and collecting. I wouldn’t put it past Matt Groening. He’s a brilliant man. Special thanks to JTA reader Aldo for the alert and image.

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There Is Always Time To Laugh

I planned for this moving image, created by JTA reader and friend Alientek, to be the funniest thing I saw today, but fortunately for me, a story relayed by good friend Chris Swanksi at Bantha Skull took the cake. I sadly cannot share his story with you, so please enjoy this image below. I usually don’t post silly things like this on our front page, but I think we all could use a laugh. If you don’t check our RDRs on a daily basis, you miss the creative work that so many of our readers that post stuff like this often. And I am thankful to all that do. You can check out our RDR on this Lando Calrissian figure HERE.

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Tonight’s Visual Guide update features Lando Calrissian, from the Star Wars [Solo] 12-Inch figure line. Click below to check out the full guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review on this figure right here.

Lando Calrissian - Star Wars [Solo] - 12-Inch Figures

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Review: Lando Calrissian - SW [S] - 12-Inch Figure

Many of us didn’t know this figure existed until recently, but the Lando Calrissian 12-Inch Figure is remarkable. Find out why 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.

Lando Calrissian

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Hero Series/12-Inch Figures On Clearance At Walmart Online

Heroes Series/12-Inch Figures including some I didn’t even know existed are on clearance at Walmart.com. A final wave of 12-Inch Figures was intended for release in the summer of last year but never made it out. These include Lando Calrissian, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper. I also found the First Order Executioner in Star Wars [Solo] packaging. Also, Walmart’s exclusive R2-D2 and BB-8 are also on sale. Special thanks to JTA reader Craig F. for the alert!

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Solo Gets An Oscar Nomination

The nominees for the 2019 Academy Awards were announced. And Solo – A Star Wars Story received one nomination for best visual effects. Adam Driver is nominated as supporting actor for his role in BlacKkKlansman, also nominated in this category is Richard E. Grant, who will star alongside Driver in Episode IX. And yet another artist associated with Star Wars received a nomination: Ludwig Goransson is nominated for best score for Black Panther, he is the composer for The Mandalorian.
I believe Solo has zero chance of winning, that award will probably go to Avengers Infinity War or maybe Ready Player One. But maybe Adam Driver will actually be an Oscar winning actor once IX is released. let’s hope he won’t be struck by the Oscar curse then…
Will you be even watching the Oscars this year? The show seems to be more and more out of touch with time and general audiences. But maybe the Black Panther best picture nomination will attract some more viewers than last year.
Edit: The person called Ben Burtt nominated for sound editing for Black Panther is not THE Ben Burtt apparently, but someone who has the exact same name and works at Skywalker Sound.
Edit 2: Actually Ben Burtt Jr is the son of Ben Burtt. Who is also a “Jr”, so apparently calling your son “Ben” is a time-honored Burtt family tradition. What a joy family gatherings must be!

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Now-Canceled Solo Line Wave 4 Available At HTS' eBay Store!

Retail is clearancing out the Star Wars [Solo] wave, and so many collectors have yet to see a single character from the film on pegs. Hasbro Toy Shop’s eBay store has the last wave in stock if you’re quick. These figures MAY show up on clearance somewhere down the road, but you know what they say about last wave syndrome…. Special thanks to JTA reader Shawn P. for the alert!

       

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Goodness, gracious me! Bubblegate returns AGAIN! JTA Facebook reader Rob H. sends us a heartbreaking image of the Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure off of its card back while still in the bubble. I am not sure about you, but my figures arrived in terrible condition, and I have heard it’s been the consensus of many other collectors as well. Rob writes “Yes it was packed in a vinyl envelope but if this was torn off in shipping paper would have been removed from the card. It looks like it never had anything on it. I think this would come off with little effort.” Maybe your sample didn’t arrive after suffering abuse as his did, but this is a warning not to test fate and treat your own carded sample with extra tender loving care. How this figure wasn’t a general marketplace release is beyond my comprehension.

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Get Those TVC Stormtrooper (Mimban) Figures Price Adjusted!

If you successfully placed an order for The Vintage Collection Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure BEFORE the price dropped to $12.99, you can call 1-800-925-6278 and provide the Walmart rep with your order number, he or she WILL price adjust the order total and give you a refund. I just did it and it worked beautifully.

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HURRY! TVC Mimban Stormtrooper BACK IN STOCK!

The Vintage Collection Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure is back in stock! Thanks to all who wrote in to let us know!

UPDATE: Out of stock.

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A Look Back At 2018

The new year is fast approaching, only two more days and 2018 will forever be history. No one knows yet what 2019 will bring us, but we do know what 2018 gave us. So I thought it’s the appropriate time to look back at a year 2018 that was less than great for Star Wars, but still brought us some great Star Wars toys. Click through for the things you love most, bar charts and lots of text, you will not regret it!

Coruscant fireworks

Happy Times

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Hey! All you naysayers out there thinking you were either going to get a roll of yarn or a 6″ Mimban Stormtrooper can finally rest easy! JTA reader Scott M. provides PROOF that Walmart is indeed shipping out The Vintage Collection Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure to homes as we speak! If you’ve been too anxious to order it, hop on it now! It’s incredible this figure actually made it to Walmart! (Also, we should say it IS The Vintage Collection Mimban Stormtrooper because the figure is still available online, albeit at a terribly high price.)

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Walmart Exclusive TVC Mimban Stormtrooper IN STOCK!

The price is high, but the 3.75″ TVC Mimban Stormtrooper is IN STOCK at Walmart.com as of this posting! Special thanks to JTA reader Scott M. for the alert!

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Deal Of The Day. The AWESOME Force Link 2.0 Solo TIE Fighter!

Love them or hate them, the simple toys from the Star Wars [Solo] Force Link 2.0 line can be a ton of fun. The break-apart TIE Fighter from this line is one of these examples. And it’s the Deal Of The Day on Amazon today. Secure this $40 for less than $19 with FREE one-day shipping. It’s an outrageous deal! If you need some persuading, check out our review of this joy RIGHT HERE!

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TARGET Online Has The 6" Range Trooper For $7.14!

If you’re interested, TARGET.com has the 6″ Range Trooper for a mere $7 and change. Special thanks to JTA reader Ray K. for the alert!

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Score For Solo: A Star Wars Story Disqualified From Oscars

Variety reports in an exclusive article on their website that the score for Solo: A Star Wars Story composed by John Powell with some new themes by John Williams has been disqualified from the upcoming Academy Awards.
The reason? The score was entered too late. Deadline was November 15th and apparently Lucasfilm/Disney missed it. You wonder how that can happen. I don’t think Solo’s score would have had any realistic chances at winning the award, but it’s still quite embarrassing to miss the deadline.

Composer John Powell

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Well, the Kessel Mine Escape Walmart exclusive playset finally got released, but it’s another disappointment. Find out why 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.

Kessel Mine Escape

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The Walmart Exclusive Kessel Mine Escape Playset Is Torturous

Sigh. After an inexplicable delay, the Walmart exclusive Kessel Mine Escape playset is now available to those that want it at Walmart.com. To date, it hasn’t arrived at any brick and mortar stores yet. It’s much more compact than the Vandor-1 Heist playset. (Vandor-1 Heist is much more enjoyable as a playset item, FYI.) Hasbro approached the Kessel Mine Escape playset all wrong. Torturing us with “painted on” droids and no-name Wookiees, it looks like the only option we have to get these fantastic characters is two-dimensionally as painted-on characters. And we get another unwanted Han Solo figure as our pack-in here. Of particular note, droid DD-BD is shown on the products’ packaging but is nowhere to be found on the actual playset. Is that a future figure coming down the pike, or did the artwork on this set change before release? Anyhow, we hope that Hasbro gets all of the characters featured on this playset released some day. They’re all beautiful characters that deserve to populate the Star Wars [Solo] line. Our review is coming soon, but you can check out a very rough gallery right now by visiting our Research Droids Review on it now. You can order this set at Walmart.com right now if you wish too.

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Review: Captain Cassian Andor - Elite Series

Let’s check out Captain Cassian Andor from the Elite Series line. It’s terribly executed. Learn more 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.

Captain Cassian Andor

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Up next from wave 19 of The Black Series [Phase III] is Rio Durant (77). Check out our Visual Guide addition by clicking below. We also featured him in our review earlier today, which you can check out right here.

Rio Durant (77) - The Black Series

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Review: Rio Durant - TBS6 [P3] - 77

NEW FIGURES! Here’s another fantastic figure! Rio Durant (77) is small in stature but big in “beautiful.” Check out this other INCREDIBLE figure 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.

Rio Durant

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The Rest Of TBS6 [P3] Wave 19 Added To Our RDRs

If you’re interested, we’ve added the rest of The Black Series [Phase III] wave 19 to our RDR database. Reviews are around the corner, but you can check out the Photo Galleries now.

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HURRY! The entire next wave of 6″ figures are IN STOCK as of this post at Hasbro Toy Shop! NOTE: Direct links aren’t working for some reason. Search “star wars black series” and then sort by NEW at HTS and you’ll see all of the new figures!

Dengar
Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit)
Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise)
Val (Vandor-1)
Rio Durant
Imperial Patrol Trooper
L3-37

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Visual Guide Update - Mission on Vandor-1 - Star Wars [Solo]

We have another Visual Guide update from the Star Wars [Solo] line, this time featuring the Mission on Vandor-1 multipack. Click below to check out the full set. We also have this set featured in our review database right here.

Mission on Vandor-1 - Star Wars [Solo] - Multipacks

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Tonight’s Visual Guide update takes a look at the Star Wars [Solo] Rebolt/Correllian Hound two-pack. Click below to check out the full guide page. Make sure to also revisit our full review of this set right here.

Rebolt/Corellian Hound - Star Wars [Solo] - Two-Packs

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