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Review: Luke Skywalker - TVC - VC131

Oh no! Not this character again! See why you may or may not want The Vintage Collection Luke Skywalker (VC131) 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.

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We’re switching gears to check out the Electronic Elite Praetorian Guard 12-Inch Figure. It didn’t sell well at all. 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.

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A Closer Look At Star Wars Home Video Sales

The Last Jedi is currently the top selling Blu-Ray in the USA. Perfect time to take a closer look at Star Wars home video sales. And a closer examination shows some puzzling numbers that may warrant further discussion. Click through for more!

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The Last Jedi: Top Selling Blu-ray Of 2018 Thus Far

The Last Jedi Blu-ray sales are in the lead for 2018. Will it make the top spot for the year? Only time will tell. Comicbook.com has the full story.

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Entertainment Earth's Deal Of The Day: TLJ Two-Packs

Entertainment Earth’s Deal Of The Day is the Star Wars [The Last Jedi] Two-Packs case assortment for $50, down from $129.99.

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Mark Hamill Answers A Star Wars Fan Question On Twitter

Mark Hamill received a question by a concerned Star Wars fan on Twitter who wanted to learn more about Luke’s motivations in The Last Jedi. And Mark Hamill, the kind man that he is, replied to the fan and gave him an answer. Click through for all the details!

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Well, take this as anecdotal evidence, or with a grain of salt as you wish, but Rey (Island Journey) is NEVER reaching Walmart stores until one major thing transpires…. like getting her UPC into their computers. This leaves even less hope for the TVC Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure too. A JTA reader who asked to remain anonymous performed an investigation and found out some disturbing news. I can reveal this. I showed him the post from Steve at Hasbro saying the Rey figures shipped months ago. I then showed him screenshots I took of the figure on eBay. Most importantly, a picture of the UPC. He looked it up and said it was not even in their system. I asked him to elaborate, and he basically said without a number they recognize, it will never be moved to the stores. Is anyone else over this complete cluster of a mess? This is retailing basics, and Hasbro’s most significant retail partner is squandering the line right before our eyes. It’s maddening at this point. Hasbro, please read this. Is there anything you can do to help?

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Kelly Marie Tran speaks out for the first time to the New York Times about the online harassment she endured and assures everyone she won’t let those hateful remarks marginalize her. Check out the full story.

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The final Visual Guide update from wave 3 of the Star Wars [Solo] basic figures is the repacked Rey (Jedi Training) figure. Click below to check out our Visual Guide, and click here to read our full review.

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Review: Rey (Jedi Training) - SW [S] - Force Link 2.0

NEW FIGURES! The Star Wars [Solo] Rey (Jedi Training) Force Link 2.0 figure is a complete waste of a slot. She’ll also clog up pegs. 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.

Rey (Jedi Training)

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Our next Visual Guide update from wave 3 of the Star Wars [Solo] Force Link 2.0 basic figures is the First Order Stormtrooper Officer. Check out the full guide by clicking below, and check out our full review by clicking here.

First Order Stormtrooper Officer - Star Wars [Solo] - Basic Figures

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NEW FIGURES! The Star Wars [Solo] First Order Stormtrooper Officer Force Link 2.0 figure is not needed. But you probably won’t find one anyhow. See why this is an easy figure to pass over 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 Stormtrooper Officer

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Review: Chewbacca And Porgs - FOD - SDCC Exclusive

MORE NEW FIGURES! Let’s check out the Chewbacca And Porgs Forces Of Destiny set. It’s adorable. See 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.

Chewbacca And Porgs

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The Jedi Know Nothing About Fighting With A Lightsaber

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!

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Obi-Wan and Anakin rehearse for Tchaikovsky’s Lightsaber Lava Lake ballet

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Entertainment Earth is Hasbro’s official launch partner for new reveals this week at SDCC. This means that for a limited time, you can pre-order new Hasbro products only through Entertainment Earth as soon as they announce them. Right now they’ve just added the Force Link 2.0 The Last Jedi 5-pack (formerly a Toys R Us exclusive). Make sure to bookmark their launch page right here

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We have another The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figure Visual Guide for today’s update. Check out the Toys R Us exclusive Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) by clicking below. We also have a full review of this figure right here.

Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6-Inch Figures

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NEW FIGURES! She’s a day late and a dollar short, but superior to the first release. Find out why you might want to secure Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line 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 Phasma (Quicksilver Baton)

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KOHL's Exclusive Force Link 4-Pack Now $19.99 ($30 OFF!)

For those of you interested, the Kohl’s exclusive Force Link 4-pack that retailed for $49.99 is now only $19.99, the price it should have been at launch. Special thanks to friend Rum Sleg for the alert!

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Check out our sneak peek of the still-officially-unannounced The Black Series [Phase III] Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) Canadian Toys R Us exclusive figure. It remains to be seen how this figure will be offered in the USA. Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) would have been a lot more exciting if she was released instead of the straight repack that was part of The Last Jedi product launch push. The figure has a fantastic new head sculpt and the accessories are simple but lovely. If this were just a couple years ago, we could have expected a tweaked version of her in the basic assortment, but for one reason or another, Hasbro decides these make for great store exclusives (that many of us can never acquire). Anyway, the full review is coming soon, but you can check out the gallery and notes now.

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Admittedly, there has been little to no reason for me to go on toy runs for longer than I can remember at this point, but I did need something at Walmart today (much to my chagrin) and stopped by the toy aisle. I couldn’t believe what I foubnd. Would you like shelf space with your Resistance Tech Rose figures, Walmart? Curious, I stopped at two more local stores where I witnessed these same overbearing pileups. If you look closely, you will also find Rey figures on significant discount too. Hasbro needs to plan future case assortments carefully, and choose the best characters that will appeal to their customer base. Why must this constantly feel like wash, rinse and repeat with every new Disney Star Wars film release?

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The Last Jedi Wins Three Saturn Awards!

Congratulations are in order for The Last Jedi, which won three Saturn Awards, an award that honors science fiction, fantasy and horror movies. Click through for the winners and further details!

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BREAKING NEWS! The version of Captain Phasma that should have been available when she was repacked during The Last Jedi is now finally coming as a Toys R Us exclusive (obviously Canada-only at this point). JTA reader Keegan H. found it at his local Ontario store. It remains to be seen what retailer in America will pick up this exclusive. Click the thumbnails below to check out Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton).

     

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The JTA Movie Poll 2018 - Results!

Force Link 2.0 5-Pack Shows Up On TRU's Canadian Website

JTA reader Ken alerts us to a confirmed listing of the Toys R Us exclusive Force Link 2.0 5-Pack (on their Canadian website). As you know, this item showed up in Japan recently. And now for North America remains in limbo with the death of Toys R Us.

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eBay seller tunghori has listed the Walmart exclusive The Vintage Collection Rey (Island Journey) figure. If you’re interested, here is your chance. As you may recall, we reviewed this great figure HERE if you need some persuasion. Thanks to all who wrote in about this new listing.

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Early Look At The Last Jedi Blu-Ray Sales

First numbers for The Last Jedi Blu-Ray sales have been released. How do sales for the movie compare to both The Force Awakens and Rogue One? Click through for a closer look!

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Beautifully Enhanced TVC Supreme Leader Snoke Custom

JTA reader and friend Josh M. performs a little bit of his magic on The Vintage Collection Supreme Leader Snoke figure. The final results are stunning. It looks just like the character in The Last Jedi now.

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Everything Wrong With Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Popular YouTube Channel “CinemaSins” has finally released their take on The Last Jedi.
Their overall total Movie Sins counter for the movie is 121. Now remember, this is all in good fun! So, just in time before Solo takes over completely, one last reminder of the Star Wars movie from only six months ago. Have fun with the 20+ minute video!

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New SH Figuarts Star Wars Figures Teased!

SH Figuarts will for the first time show The Last Jedi Luke Skywalker (Crait) and a Revenge of the Sith Yoda at the Tamashii Comic-Con this weekend! So it seems SHF will beat Hasbro to the punch once more when it comes to making a TLJ version of Luke! But I am especially excited for Yoda, since the Hasbro version may have a good sculpt, but it’s too tall and the facial paint apps leave much to be desired! We will post photos once they become available!

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The SH Figuarts Singapore Fan Club Facebook page has posted an album with photos of the brand new SH Figuarts The Last Jedi Luke in his island hermit outfit. Most people overseas will still have to wait a while before the figure arrives in the mailbox. Click through for a sneak peek at the figure.

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Our final Visual Guide update for Star Wars [Solo] wave 2 basic figures is Kylo Ren. Click below to have a look at our full Visual Guide, and click here to check out our detailed review.

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Review: Kylo Ren - SW [S] - Force Link 2.0

Did you know that the Kylo Ren figure from the Star Wars [Solo] line is all-new? Check it 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.

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Update: I Goofed. Kylo Ren is NOT an all-new figure. Please see updated review for details.

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Supreme Leader Snoke makes his way to the basic figure line in wave 2 from the Star Wars [Solo] line. Click below to check out our Visual Guide addition. Make sure to also read our full review.

Supreme Leader Snoke - Star Wars [Solo] - Basic Figures

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Hurry! You can pre-order the second wave of Force Link 2.0 5POA figures including Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit) for a June 14th arrival at Hasbro Toy Shop! Special thanks to JTA readers Avery M. and Scott M. for the alerts. You can order Moloch, Princess Leia (Hoth), Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke. Or click HERE to place your order.

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