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SW [TLJ] Emperor Palpatine Hits NJ Walmart!

Wow! A store report of the Star Wars [The Last Jedi] Emperor Palpatine basic figure has been made in Rebelscum’s forums. There are also other NJ Walmart sightings of this figure too. This confirms our rumor report that this figure would likely make its way out to retail in some capacity. Interesting, huh? Special thanks to JTA reader Rich K. for the news and alert! You can see Emperor Palpatine and the rest of his wave in our exclusive look in our RDRs right now!. If C’ai Threnalli and First Order Flametrooper start showing up I think Entertainment Earth has some reason to be upset!

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We are adding the basic figure version of Emperor Palpatine from the Star Wars [The Last Jedi] line to our Visual Guides, rounding out wave 3. Click the image below for the full Visual Guide, and click here to have a look at our full review.

Emperor Palpatine - Star Wars [The Last Jedi] - Basic Figures

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Review: Emperor Palpatine - SW [TLJ] - Force Link

The Force Link Emperor Palpatine looks great, but not perfect. See why Hasbro felt he would be a great basic figure release 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.

First Order Flametrooper

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We have a sneak peek for you of the last wave of Star Wars [The Last Jedi] Force Link figures. Although most of these cancelled figures have been saved by Entertainment Earth, this line has shown everyone that new Star Wars Entertainment is arriving at a pace that doesn’t benefit merchandising and can’t be sustained by retail. Anyway, be sure to check out C’ai Threnalli, First Order Flametrooper and the single-packed Emperor Palpatine right now in our RDRs. Reviews start Sunday!

C'ai Threnalli
First Order Flametrooper
Emperor Palpatine

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New Hot Toys Pre-orders NOW LIVE!

The newly announced Hot Toys sixth scale figure pre-orders are now live! Click below for The Emperor, The Emperor (Deluxe Version), and the Royal Guard pre-order pages!

    

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Hot Toys Announces Sixth Scale Emperor Palpatine Deluxe Version

Continuing with their latest pattern of deluxe version sixth scale figures, check out the Emperor Palpatine (Deluxe Version) sixth scale figure, which includes an amazing light-up throne! Get the full gallery after the jump!

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Hot Toys Announces Sixth Scale Emperor's Royal Guard

Hot Toys also gives us a look at the newly announced and amazing Royal Guard sixth scale figure! Check out the full gallery on their Facebook page!

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Hot Toys Announces Sixth Scale Emperor Palpatine

Hot Toys has officially announced their Emperor Palpatine sixth scale figure. Click here for the full gallery!

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Review: 12 Days Of 12-Inch Figures: Luke Skywalker - R

The Rebels line repacked Luke Skywalker, based on his appearance from Return Of The Jedi. He isn’t terrible at all. Let’s check him 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.

Luke Skywalker

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Rank The Eight Current Star Wars Episodic Films And Rogue One

Now that we have all had some time to digest The Last Jedi, let us know how you rank the current Star Wars films. Please stick to the current eight (8) episodic films and the standalone film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. (That means your ranking should include no more than nine films.)

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The Healing Power Of The Original Trilogy

All of our individual retail store reports are anecdotal at best. From these experiences comes discussions so we can compare and contrast what others are seeing as well. But when it comes to the TARGET exclusive “Return Of The Jedi” three-pack, I have seen some interesting trends. In three of my local stores, this set has completely sold out. I haven’t witnessed an exclusive selling through this quickly since before The Force Awakens (and these are only 5POA figures). I can’t help but think that longtime collectors who grew up with the Original Trilogy are still a strong buying market when it comes to Hasbro toys. I constantly hear from those that think they know all about Hasbro’s stats that collectors are not a significant portion of the buying public for Star Wars toys, yet I am constantly reminded that the opposite of this is true with experiences like this. Again, in my local TARGET stores are seas of Rey (Jedi Training), Kylo Ren, Jyn Erso, Imperial AT-ACT Driver, Rogue One three-packs and a ton of Forces Of Destiny products. But the only Original Trilogy-focused set has sold through in three of my local stores. How can anything against this be argued? I think Hasbro needs to reevaluate their market. Hasbro, get more Original Trilogy stuff into stores and you’ll see sell through again like we did during the Golden Age of Collecting (2006-2012).

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Review: Boba Fett [Episode VI] - Premium Format Figures

It’s amazing how far Sideshow Collectibles has come in a decade. The second “Return Of The Jedi” Boba Fett [Episode VI] Premium Format Figure blows away the previous version. 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.

Boba Fett [Episode VI]

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Check out the Target exclusive Return of the Jedi 3-Pack in tonight’s Visual Guide update. Click below for the full guide page. This was also today’s featured review. Click here for the full review.

Return of the Jedi 3-Pack - Star Wars [The Last Jedi] - Multipacks

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It’s beautiful! The Emperor Palpatine/Luke Skywalker/Emperor’s Royal Guard TARGET exclusive three-pack may not contain super-articulated action figures, but that doesn’t prevent it from being a fantastic multipack. Find out why we’re partial to this exclusive 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.

Emperor Palpatine/Luke Skywalker/Emperor's Royal Guard

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Hasbro has produced one of the greatest 3.75″ three-packs the line has ever seen with this release. Love them or hate them, the 5POA figures included in this set represent some of the best/finest likenesses of three core Original Trilogy characters. Most of the figures in this set come with more than 5POA. The figures are NOT perfect, but the approaches made with them show that Hasbro is committed to creating products that are as faithful as possible to their onscreen counterparts. Emperor Palpatine is the best Episode VI version of the character ever. Luke Skywalker could not be more reminiscent of the 1983 figure. And, while as simple as it could be done, the Emperor’s Royal Guard is exactly what we need for  an “at attention” iteration of them. Start praying now that Hasbro takes the digital files, at the very least, of the Emperor Palpatine figure and develop a glorious The Vintage Collection version. We all have waited WAY too long for that figure. Also, be sure to come back and check out the review on Black Friday where I have a couple of cool snippets of trivia that you may or may not know about these figures. Click any image below to be taken to the early draft of the RDR.



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Review: Era Of The Force - SW [TLJ] - TARGET Exclusive

Another line look means another multipack. Check out the Era Of The Force eight-pack from TARGET. Sigh. It’s 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.

Era Of The Force

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Visual Guide Update - "Guardians Of Evil" 4-Pack - TBS6 [P3]

If you’re a 6″ collector and you don’t own the Senate Guard/Imperial Royal Guard/Emperor’s Shadow Guard (Legends)/Elite Praetorian Guard (With Double Blade) four-pack, then you should be shamed by being publicly flogged in your local town square. That’s all we’re saying. This set 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.

Senate Guard/Imperial Royal Guard/Emperor's Shadow Guard (Legends)/Elite Praetorian Guard (With Double Blade)

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Do TBS6 Collectors Want Cantina/Jabba's Palace Characters?

Hasbro would be the first to admit this, but they have really been in an urgent state of “playing catch-up” ever since the inception of The Black Series 6″ line. It’s really no one’s fault at Hasbro. When you start a line from the beginning, you’re already “x” years behind to anything else that has already been produced. It must be quite an undertaking trying to organize a vast cast of characters which make sense for this line that contains so many characters while including new Star Wars Entertainment. Trying to please everyone in this scale is proving to be quite overwhelming in some regards. (more….)

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With special thanks to Hasbro and Litzky Public Relations for providing us with this sample, it’s time for Forces Of Destiny! Let us check out the best set of all: Princess Leia Organa & Wicket The Ewok (Endor Adventure) from the Adventure Figures assortment. We continue our journey through this new world in 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.

Princess Leia Organa & Wicket The Ewok (Endor Adventure)

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TBS6 [P3] Imperial Royal Guard IN STOCK On Amazon!

The Black Series [Phase III] Imperial Royal Guard is IN STOCK on Amazon for $21.99! Special thanks to Michael W. for the alert!

UPDATE: Sorry folks, I checked stock twice before posting and it was there. It’s gone now.

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Review: Legends Of The Saga - TLC - Kmart Exclusive

Kmart’s Legends Of The Saga multipack is the worst vendor exclusive Hasbro produced for The Legacy Collection. (It’s also one of their worst exclusives of all time.) Find out why this is completely true in 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.

Legends Of The Saga

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