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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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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.

Kylo Ren - Star Wars [Solo] - Basic Figures

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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.

Kylo Ren

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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Review: Supreme Leader Snoke - SW [S] - Force Link 2.0

It’s time to look at the basic figure version of Supreme Leader Snoke, which is more different than you probably imagine it is. 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.

Supreme Leader Snoke

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Wo! Our “rumor” report from last summer has finally come to pass. Although this was expected much earlier in the year, select waves of figures from th failed Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ super-articulated line has finally become avaialble to online retailers. Orders were solicited mnths and months ago for these figures by online retailers, but their orders were never cancelled (the last we heard). Now, Entertainment Earth has put the final wave of figures up for pre-order on their site. Special thanks to JTA reader Agusin for the alert!

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Hurry! We don’t know if this means that the Elite Praetorian Guard will become part of The Vintage Collection or not, or if eBay superseller tunghori has finally located his stash, but get it before it’s gone! Special thanks to JTA reader Scott M. for the alert!

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We have another The Vintage Collection Visual Guide update tonight, this time featuring the Walmart exclusive Rey (Island Journey) (VC122). Click below to check out our full guide page. If you didn’t catch our review of this figure posted earlier today, click here to have a look!

Rey (Island Journey) (VC122) - The Vintage Collection - Walmart Exclusive

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The Rey (Island Journey) (VC122) Walmart exclusive figure is PERFECT except for one major thing. Find out what it is 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 (Island Journey)

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You have to wonder if the voting has been hacked when The Last Jedi is beating out The Empire Strikes Back in a poll where StarWars.com is soliciting fan feedback for the best Star Wars film. Here we go again! Special thanks to our friends at Bantha Skull for alerting us to this May the 4th poll. We didn’t even know it existed!

NOTE: In case the results change after posting this article, The Last Jedi was leading the result with 30%. The Empire Strikes Back was the next highest film at 26%.

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Can You Trust Movie Critics?

Ever since The Last Jedi was released Rotten Tomatoes Audience Scores, Cinemascores and whatever professional critics had to say was hotly debated. There has been a distinct feeling among quite a few moviegoers that whatever the Tomatometer or Metascore says is far removed from what the fans think about a movie. Cinemascore is something that is usually cited as a highly scientific and accurate gauge. But for what? Audience satisfaction? In this article I will try to examine if the aggregate scores by professional movie reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes and Metascore are actually far removed from what the fans feel. Click through to learn some surprising things!

My Little Pony Tomatometer

My Little Pony – A Popular Hasbro Franchise and its Tomatometer

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Review: Kylo Ren - SW [S] - 12-Inch Figure

The Kylo Ren 12-Inch Figure from the Star Wars [Solo] line is a straight repack. See it again 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.

Kylo Ren

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So, after SIX hours of futzing with Force Link 2.0 and trying to get it installed, sixty-six and two-thirds percent of the Rose (First Order Disguise)/BB-8/BB-9E Two-Packs set still have “FIRMWARE UPDATE REQUIRED!” errors. We’re shaking our heads. Oh, and the figure’s say the wrong things if you use the first Force Link. See why we’re so over this gimmick now as we look at this re-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.

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Entertainment Earth has provided our review sample of the Finn (First Order Disguise)/Captain Phasma Two-Packs set. It’s a decent set and has relevant accessories and lots of all-new tooling. Learn more about 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.

Finn (First Order Disguise)/Captain Phasma

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We are finishing up the wave 1 basic figure Visual Guides from Star Wars [Solo]. Click below to check out Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master). Make sure to also check out our full review of this repacked figure right here.

Luke Skywalker - Star Wars [Solo] - Basic Figures

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Rian Johnson Speaks Once More About Fan Reactions

Before the Solo movie takes over and will dominate the headlines there is one more article about The Last Jedi. Rian Johnson was interviewed by Flickering Myth for the European disc release of The Last Jedi. And Rian Johnson made a remark about the fan reaction. If you want to know what he said, click through!

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It’s Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) again! Yeah, we don’t get it either. Find out why we’re surprised to see this figure again 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 (Jedi Master)

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Review: Maz Kanata - SW [S] - Force Link 2.0

You may think this version of Maz Kanata is from The Last Jedi, but you’d be wrong, technically, This figure is a Hasbro Concept based scenes from The Last Jedi. 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.

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We have a sneak peek of the Entertainment Earth exclusive Finn (First Order Disguise)/Captain Phasma Two-Packs set from the Star Wars [The Last Jedi] line. As you may or may not know, this set was temporarily canceled until Entertainment Earth salvaged it and took it on as their exclusive. The set is more excellent than expected. The Finn (First Order Disguise) turned out nicely. He still comes with inadequate articulation of which is required to battle Captain Phasma. Captain Phasma is all-new as well but has been significantly retooled. And most importantly, she comes with the spear she used to attempt to defeat Finn. The figure uses Force Link technology. Interestingly, you can use the Force Link 2.0 wristband to make the figures talk. Between Captain Phasma’s rich English accent and Finn’s fast-talking, it’s challenging to make out their five phrases each. Anyway, check out our full gallery ion this set. We thank Entertainment Earth for providing us with this sample for review. The review is coming soon! Order yours today HERE.

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Have others noticed the standard The Last Jedi poster now prominently features Rey at the top instead of a Sith-ified Luke Skywalker? (Perhaps this was intentional to make the audience think something more ominous about Luke before the film’s release.) This change is now included on the poster that comes packaged with some Blu-ray releases. Special thanks to volkerc for the alert. This completely blew by us. We wonder if the same is true for you. The revised poster is not featured in the StarWars.com gallery either.

    

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Visual Guide Update - Porgs - The Black Series [Phase III]

We’ve got some Porgs for our next Visual Guide addition. Check out the 6″ scale The Black Series [Phase III] Porgs in today’s update by clicking below. You can also see what we had to say about this set in our main review.

Porgs - The Black Series [Phase III] - Six Inch Figures

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