JTA reader German O. is visiting his friend in NJ and they found this at his friend’s local Walmart store. Because of a toxic mix including the inability to understand what a street date is in today’s day and age, Disney’s obnoxiously obscene territorial control over their licensees, and utter confusion about what is actually new in Star Wars, this particular Walmart has placed new The Last Jedi vehicles in the clearance aisle and marked them down to $19 (their normal MSRP is $39.99). It is unclear however if German was able to purchase it and walk out of the store with it, even at a clearance price. Doubtful. They probably told them they were recalled because of lead paint… by the store manager no less. I don’t know, I am just assuming that’s what happened.
A little birdie just told us that The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures due for Force Friday II (whatever characters they may be) have FINALLY shipped and are en route to retail. As you know, there has been much speculation on why these case assortments have not leaked yet (on eBay and even brick and mortar). Here is your answer. It looks as if everyone might have an equal chance now since Hasbro intentionally delayed their shipment to prevent…. you know…. as much abuse as possible.
JTA Reader Chris S. sent us an image of the latest The Last Jedi Galactic Heroes in stock and on the shelves at his local Meijer store in Marysville, Ohio yesterday. You may be able to start finding them in your local stores too. Have you seen them on the shelves yet? Thanks to JTA Reader Chris for the news!
UPDATE: This image has been removed.
We get a look at some of the new ships and vehicles slated to appear in The Last Jedi from the upcoming Hot Wheels Starships line. You can see Poe’s “Ski Speeder,” The Resistance Bomber, The A-Wing and of course Kylo’s TIE Silencer as well as the Heavy Assault Walker. What do you think about these designs? Special Thanks to JTA reader and friend Charlie for sharing the images.
There’s an awful lot of Yoda merchandise showing up in The Last Jedi line look packaging isn’t there? Between this latest store find and the rumor report of ours which alluded that you should be seeing Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi merchandise in the toy line (as well as Yakface.com breached action figure assortments), it seems more and more that somehow, somewhere Yoda will make a cameo in some way. Then again, he may not at all. It should be interesting to see what happens, huh? Special thanks to Crime Sweeper for this store report.
Entertainment Weekly continued their coverage of The Last Jedi by focusing on Leia’s role in the film, her relationship with Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron, and Carrie Fisher’s legacy. Click through for more!
Jedi Master and Jedi trainee on a far-off distant location interacting with one another. Check. Interwoven story lines of the struggles of the freedom fighters against an evil empire as they continue to battle for freedom. Check. A squad of heroes escape madness for a while as they head to a different glamorous planet. Check. No, we’re not talking about Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back despite sounding just like it. These are actual plot points for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Rian Johnson said Episode VIII isn’t a reboot of Episode V, but the latest article at EW.com seems to contradict this quite a bit. Click through for more.
That’s right! You can now get a 27 x 40″ version of the poster given out at The Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando from DisneyMovieRewards.com. The poster costs 750 points which is 250 less than they had The Force Awakens and Rogue One Posters were listed as.
This deal is getting worse all the time. This is a broken man. One who would have preferred to stay lost. And he feels the same way about that lightsaber. “The fact that Luke says, ‘I only know one truth. It’s time for the Jedi to end…’ I mean, that’s a pretty amazing statement for someone who was the symbol of hope and optimism in the original films,” Mark Hamill tells EW. Your comments please. Check out the full story at Entertainment Weekly.
Gosh. I will be upfront with you all and say that my interest in Episode VIII and The Last Jedi toy line (as well as the TLJ and TFA focused figures from The Black Series [Phase III] line) is about a microcosm of what the average Disney Star Wars zealot feels about the new films and how Star Wars is the “best it’s ever been.” I have been hoping for the best, because I need a new starting point for the Sequel Trilogy since I ripped The Force Awakens out of my own personal Star Wars timeline. However, I am getting a little nervous. (more….)
Today we bring you a first look at some brand new The Black Series 6″ figures thanks to a friend who was able to find them in the Target system. Come take a look at some other never before seen figures after the jump! Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Brandon!
With the sea of leaks of products from The Last Jedi line, it’s pretty interesting that NO The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures have leaked out yet, isn’t it? Expect those leaks to hit closer to Force Friday II (which we imagine could be quite imminent). #themoreyouknow
The madness continues. As more and more online sellers breach their agreements with Hasbro with early sales of The Last Jedi basic figures, the bidding wars and starting bids are entertaining at best. Check out this auction on eBay.
John Boyega recently sat down with IGN and discussed a bit about Finn’s undercover work in The Last Jedi. He also sat down in an interview with “Popcorn with Peter Travers” and talked about Carrie’s final performance in The Last Jedi. More after the jump!
We previously reported on an upcoming Marvel comic series featuring Captain Phasma and there is also a new Phasma novel due out on Sept 1st. This seems to be an awful lot of story coming for a character who had nearly as much screen time as the Nightwatcher Worm, but she is supposed to be utilized much more in The Last Jedi and both Gwendoline Christie and Rian Johnson have seen to that by creating her new backstory. More after the jump.
We’re adding another exclusive to our The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guide tonight. Click below to check out the Rey (Jedi Training)/Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) SDCC set. Make sure to also stop by and check out our full review of this set.
We don’t think you’re going to find the SDCC exclusive Rey (Jedi Training)/Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) two-pack as ideal as you may have hoped. It has many things going for it, but does it ultimately fall short? Find out more 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.
Site Star Wars Theory has posted leaked images from The Last Jedi photo shoot! WARNING! SPOILERS APPLY! Stay away from this article and the comments if you don’t want to know anything.
Our friends at Yakface.com has dug around the web and have found information that reveals a playset for The Last Jedi line. Check out their report. If their site doesn’t load, just click refresh. It can’t handle more than one user at a time. 🙂 (Just kidding guys!)
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!
Those of you who are Disney Movie Rewards members and who have 500 points can now grab, for free, the first teaser poster for The Last Jedi. Click here for the DMR site. A big thanks to JTA reader Zach for alerting us! This must have just been added! I checked the site not 4 hours ago and it was not on there.
Good Morning America sat down with…well, nearly everyone from The Last Jedi. There’s some interesting things and they’re definitely worth a watch. More after the jump.
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