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Review: Lando Calrissian - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews moved ahead with a great release of Lando Calrissian from The Empire Strikes Back line. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Lando Calrissian

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Review: Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews moved ahead with another fantastic release: Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) from The Empire Strikes Back line. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Han Solo (Hoth Outfit)

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Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues once again with one of our most favorite figures of all time: Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) from The Empire Strikes Back line. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues)

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Sideshow Collectibles is releasing a second version of their Yoda Sixth Scale figure, this one being just different enough to be… different. This version doesn’t include quite as many accessories as the original release, and the portrait is slightly different as well. If you missed out on the first version then you get another chance at this slightly newer version. Click here for the pre-order page and additional images. 

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We are starting another small run of The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guides, featuring the three figures from wave 18. First up, we take a look at Han Solo (Bespin) (70). Click below to check out our full Visual Guide page, and make sure to stop by our full review to see additional information, images, and join in our discussion.

Han Solo (Bespin) (70) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6-Inch Figures

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Review: Han Solo (Bespin) - TBS6 [P3] - 70

NEW FIGURES! Let’s begin with The Black Series [Phase III] Han Solo (Bespin) figure. It’s the focus of 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.

Han Solo (Bespin)

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The Vintage Collection Needs The Rebel Transport ASAP

There. I’ve said it. The Vintage Collection needs a modern update of the vintage Kenner Rebel Transport. I dare you to disagree with me. (more….)

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Review: IG-88 (Bounty Hunter) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues with another bounty hunter: IG-88 (Bounty Hunter) from The Empire Strikes Back line. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

IG-88 (Bounty Hunter)

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Let’s now check out San Diego Comic Con exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Han Solo (Exogorth Escape). It’s the same figure as the basic Han Solo (Bespin) figure but now comes with a breathing mask, a hydrospanner, and a scaled mynock creature! Check it out in our Research Droids Reviews right now! The full review is coming as soon as possible!

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Review: Bossk (Bounty Hunter) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues with another bounty hunter mail-away figure: Bossk (Bounty Hunter) from The Empire Strikes Back line. Let’s check him out a little more closely. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Bossk (Bounty Hunter)

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Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues with a little bit of a perplexing figure; the Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear) character. Who is this character exactly? Let’s check him out a little more closely. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear)

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Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues with a personal favorite: the Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear) figure. Relive your memories of this classic 1980 action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)

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Review: FX-7 (Medical Droid) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

Our “Some Like It Hoth” run of vintage Kenner reviews continues with the incredible FX-7 (Medical Droid) figure. In 2001, Hasbro released a definitive version of this figure on their very first try, but see this action figure’s historical start in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

FX-7 (Medical Droid)

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I have an exclusive sneak peek of wave 17 (wave 28) of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line! Han Solo (Bespin) is about what we all expected. He looks great, but there is nothing extraordinary about him. Samples will vary from one another, so be sure to find one with good eyes. Our sample looks good, but we think he could look a tad better. He is loaded with articulation and favors Harrison Ford very much. The Rebel Trooper is awesome, but some things about him bug us. Firstly, I don’t like the name. This character is a Rebel Fleet Trooper. Also, this sculpt is unequivocally Lieutenant Pello Scrambas, so you can’t army build this guy. (Hasbro – please make alternate head sculpts for this body!) Collectors will be thrilled to know that Hasbro added “butterfly” joints to the shoulders which make it possible for him to cross his arms and reach his arms behind his back. Also, I plead ignorance. I don’t know if he comes with the “Death Star plans” or some type of “communicator.” I am especially partial to Tobias Beckett. It looks just like Woody Harrelson, and the detail is fantastic. His costume is perfection and it’s one of the greatest figures based on Solo: A Star Wars Story Hasbro has produced to date. Check out these three new figures in our Research Droids Reviews RIGHT NOW! Full reviews are coming soon!!



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Review: Leia Organa (Bespin Gown) - ESB - Vintage Kenner

We begin Series 3 of the vintage Kenner line with The Empire Strikes Back Leia Organa (Bespin Gown). Check out this beautiful action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Leia Organa (Bespin Gown)

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July may be the official start to a hot summer, but JTA is cooling things down as we look at the first wave of figures produced by Kenner for THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK line. As such, we’re excited to announce that July is “Some Like It Hoth” month in our vintage Kenner Research Droids Reviews. We will be focusing on Kenner’s Series 3 group of figures all month long. We hope you’ll bring your memories with you and add to the coversation in our comments.

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Review: Boba Fett - SW - Vintage Kenner

The most infamous bounty hunter ever, Boba Fett was an instant success for Kenner simply because of how cool he looked. And almost 40 years later, the character hasn’t lost any of its luster. Check out the very first Boba Fett action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to add your own experiences to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner adolescent experiences with us!

Boba Fett

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The Walmart exclusive The Saga Collection Commemorative DVD Collection sets weren’t that great. But some were better than others. Let’s continue with the Han Solo, Chewbacca And Stormtrooper (Captured At Cloud City) set. It’s the focus of 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.

Han Solo, Chewbacca And Stormtrooper (Captured At Cloud City)

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Amazing 3D Printed Bespin Playset!

Star Wars Plastic Playsets has revealed pictures of an amazing 3D designed playset. Based on the Bespin scenes from The Empire Strikes Back (your favorite Star Wars), it features the carbon freezing chamber (obviously), a bespin hallway, an “I am your father” bridge, and several other features. Click through for more!

 

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The JTA Movie Poll 2018 - Results!

We’ll get back to vintage Kenner figures shortly, but let’s continue to catch up on some The Original Trilogy Collection multipacks. Next up is the Han Solo, Princess Leia And Chewbacca Commemorative Trilogy DVD Collection set. It’s the best of the three released in 2004. 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.

Han Solo, Princess Leia And Chewbacca

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FIRST LOOK! TBS6 [P3] General Veers Walgreens Exclusive!

We have an exclusive FIRST LOOK at The Black Series [Phase III] Walgreens exclusive General Veers 6″ figure. The figure is incredible. It heavily borrows parts from 2018’s TBS6 [P3] Grand Moff Tarkin (63) figure, but has plenty of newness as well to keep things interesting. This is a must-have figure as far as we’re concerned. And it’s probably one of worst choices to be a retailer exclusive after Zuckuss. This has “mainstream market” written all over it. We have a complete review and photo gallery for you to check out. We’d love you to leave your own thoughts about this figure in the comments at the bottom of the review! Click the images below to be taken to the full review.

General Veers
General Veers

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BREAKING NEWS! EW Reveals New SDCC Exclusives From Hasbro

BREAKING NEWS! Hasbro has revealed via Entertainment Weekly new SDCC convention exclusives from The Black Series [Phase III] line including a Rey/Kylo Ren Centerpiece diorama set and a Han Solo (Bespin) with mynock set. Check them out!

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Review: Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Training) - OTC - '05 #9

Let’s continue to go back in time and check out some figures from The [Post] Original Trilogy Collection. Next up is Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Training) (’05 #9) figure which may have been the smartest re-release of all. Find out 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.

Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Training)

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Review: Chewbacca (Hoth Escape) - OTC - '05 #15

Let’s continue to go back in time and check out some figures from The [Post] Original Trilogy Collection. Next up is Chewbacca (Hoth Escape) (’05 #15) figure. It’s just a repack, but find out 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.

Chewbacca (Hoth Escape)

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You Have Another Chance At TBS6 [P3] 4-LOM!

Hurry! 4-LOM is showing as able to order for $19.99 on Amazon yet again. Good luck! Special thanks to JTA reader Duane K. for the alert!

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Check out The Black Series [Phase III] 4-LOM (67) 6-Inch figure, today’s Visual Guide update. Click below for a complete look at this figure, and don’t forget to also check out our full review right here.

4-LOM (67) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6-Inch Figures

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Review: 4-LOM - TBS6 [P3] - 67

It took us long enough to secure this figure! Let’s look at 4-LOM in the 6″ line. Do you know about its secret feature? Find out 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.

4-LOM

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Rumor Report: New Retailer Picks Up TBS6 [P3] Zuckuss

We have just learned via one of our sources that the former Toys R Us exclusive TBS6 [P3] Zuckuss has been picked up by a new retailer. Full details on this is rumored to be coming very soon!

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4-LOM is showing as able to order for $19.99 on Amazon, but some cannot add it to their carts. Good luck!

UPDATE: Go to other seller options to add it to your cart! Thanks to Ben I. for the tip!

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What's The Deal With The 6" 4-LOM?

Why is everyone in the world finding The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ 4-LOM except for me!? Congratulations go to JTA reader Henry M. who found this wonderful selection of 6″ figures at his local GameStop store. We have also been getting reports of this figure hitting TARGET with regularity too. Oh, and shipping notices are going out from Hasbro Toy Shop that this item arrived two-weeks earlier than expected! Nice! Good luck if you still need this bounty hunter too. If I had known that 4-LOM would be the most challenging figure of 2018 to acquire, I would have gotten him early from my source in Asia. Sigh.

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3.75" SA Snowtrooper Commander Hits eBay: New Weapon?

eBay seller tunghori has added The Black Series [Phase I] Snowtrooper Commander. But what appears odd to me is his weapon. Is that a new gun? It is different than the one that came with the figure a couple of years ago. Could his mean that (A) tunghori goofed or (B) this figure is coming in The Vintage Collection with a new blaster rifle? Special thanks to Greg G. and Scott M. for the alerts!

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UPDATE: 4-LOM At Hasbro Toy Shop

Pre-orders for The Black Series [Phase III] 4-LOM ARE LIVE! The figure ships June 14, 2018! THANKS TO ALL WHO WROTE IN! Use promo code HANSOLO for 15% off and FREE shipping.

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Happy 38th Anniversary To The Empire Strikes Back!

It’s unbelievable we have reached the 38th anniversary of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back! It’s revered as the greatest Star Wars film of all time, but then there are many fans who feel differently about that too. Hoth, Bespin, Dagobah – three new worlds that introduced us to a bevy of new characters. It will truly stand the test of time.

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