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Bob Iger Confirms Disney Star Wars Slow Down And More

Site IGN has posted a brief article confirming that Disney will slow down the pace of its Star Wars films going forward. While this isn’t entirely news, there are some other details which you may find intriguing depending on how you interpret them. Check out the article and then come back here to comment!

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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!

The Last Jedi Blu Ray

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But That Isn't Lt. Oxixo From The Vintage Collection

The infamous tunghori listed “Lieutenant Oxixo” on his eBay store, claiming it’s the one from The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter vehicle. (Our review for that vehicle is RIGHT HERE.) However, if you look at the images, this figure has a removable helmet (something Hasbro changed with the TVC release). I am not sure if he listed old images, or if this is really the TVC figure for sale, but I found it interesting. My figure has a black head with a black chin. It’s hard to see the rest because the head is glued inside of the helmet.

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It’s time for another The Vintage Collection Visual Guide update. We’re adding the latest release of the Imperial TIE Fighter to our guides. Click below for the full guide page. You can also check out our full review of this vehicle right here.

Imperial TIE Fighter - The Vintage Collection - Vehicles

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It’s time to check out the Imperial TIE Fighter [Star Wars] Walmart exclusive vehicle in our Research Droids Reviews today! The full analysis is ready! 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.

Imperial TIE Fighter [Star Wars]

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New loose images of The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter have surfaced on social media and we’re disappointed to report that the Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot is the same old 2008 The Legacy Collection Evolutions sculpt. Specifically, it looks like the Lieutenant Oxixio figure from 2011’s SW [SOTDS] Battle Over Endor (1 of 2) set. Check out the gallery of new images on our Facebook page! Special thanks to JTA reader Matthew C. for the news!

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Thank you for making our “Droids And Creatures + Two Main Features” look at the vintage Kenner Series 2 figures (the 20/21-Backs) another success. The stories you’re all sharing in addition to the priceless photos you’re adding to the comments are some of the greatest things we have experienced here to date. Keep them coming! If you need to catch up on any reviews, please click any thumbnail below to be taken to the STAR WARS archive.

        
      

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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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Review: Power Droid - SW - Vintage Kenner

Hasbro still hasn’t given us a modern update of the vintage Kenner Power Droid, although, interestingly, they’ve given us a modern update to the character featured on this figure’s card back art. Let’s check out the vintage Kenner Power Droid figure. It’s another fantastic droid for the STAR WARS line. Relive your memories of the original Kenner Star Wars figures with other collectors 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!

Power Droid

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Review: Death Star Droid - SW - Vintage Kenner

Next up is the vintage Kenner Death Star Droid figure. This is another great droid for the STAR WARS line, but is it supposed to be the droid from the Jawa sandcrawler, or the one from the Death Star? Relive your memories of the original Kenner Star Wars figures with other collectors 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!

Death Star Droid

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Review: R5-D4 - SW - Vintage Kenner

It’s now time to check out the vintage Kenner R5-D4 figure. This is another great droid for the STAR WARS line. We hope you relive your memories of the original Kenner Star Wars figures with other collectors 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!

R5-D4

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Review: Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot - SW - Vintage Kenner

Do you know why this figure is so important to me? Then be sure to check out the vintage Kenner Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot figure. We’re thrilled to get back to the vintage Kenner line once again! Relive your memories of this great vintage Kenner Star Wars figure with other Star Wars collectors 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: X-Wing Pilot

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Review: Walrus Man - SW - Vintage Kenner

The vintage Kenner Walrus Man figure is very far off from the onscreen character of Ponda Baba. But do you care? Relive your memories of this great cantina alien with other original Star Wars collectors 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!

Walrus Man

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Review: Snaggletooth - SW - Vintage Kenner

Is the vintage Kenner Snaggletooth figure supposed to be Zutmore or Takeel? You may be surprised to learn that evidence exist for making both cases. Or is Snaglgletooth an amalgamation of both of those characters thanks to poor reference images? Discover the nuances of this perplexing 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!

Snaggletooth

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Review: Hammerhead - SW - Vintage Kenner

June is “Droids And Creatures + Two Main Features” month for the vintage Kenner figures reviews. So let’s look at a new creature: Hammerhead. It’s one of Kenner’s finest figures. Learn more and enter our Research Droids Reviews and 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!

Hammerhead

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Review: Greedo - SW - Vintage Kenner

As we advertised, June is “Droids And Creatures + Two Main Features” month when it comes to the vintage Kenner figures reviews. It’s just a fancy way of saying that we’re looking at the 20/21-Backs from 1979. Let’s begin with Greedo, which is a personal favorite for MANY collectors. Learn more and enter our Research Droids Reviews and 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!

Greedo

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Now that Solo is a a certified flop at the box office one question arises: what’s next? Will Lucasfilm go on as planned or will Lucasfilm change their course and have all the current projects be re-evaluated? Maybe now is a good time to ask what the fans want. Click through for more!

Rey choosing a direction

Decisions, decisions!

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Museu do Caramulo is hosting a temporary exhibition entitled “The Power of the Force: Toys and Posters from Star Wars (1977-85)”, dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars saga. It has been extended until September 30th. The exhibition is based on one of the best vintage star Wars collections on the planet. Check out their YouTube video HERE.

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May is over and we finished the 12-Back vintage Kenner collection. But June is Droids And Creatures Plus Two Main Features month at Jedi Temple Archives! You guessed it! We will be looking at the 20/21-Backs that augmented an already fantastic Series 1 collection of Kenner Star Wars figures. Come with us as we look at Cantina denizens and droid prisoners in addition to a main hero and cool villain. June is going to be a blast!

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May The 12-Backs Be With You

We have just completed our intense look at the first series of vintage Kenner Star Wars figures: the 12-Backs. Because May is typically a Star Wars month and 2018 is the 40th anniversary that vintage Kenner Star Wars figures arrived at retail, we felt it was the perfect time to start vintage Kenner reviews. (Oh, and let us not forget The Vintage Collection’s return is another huge motivator of this run too.) Each new month, we will focus on a new series of figures where we’ll finish the complete vintage Kenner run in December with the 1985 The Power Of The Force line. Already, they are receiving wonderful feedback and tons of you are checking them out. But we want more of your stories, so please leave them in our comments. Thanks for your participation thus far, and we hope more of you leave your vintage Kenner experiences with us in the comments going forward! Thank you for making this a success for us. We put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into them and we were hoping that they’d go over well with our readers. They seem to have. And for that we’re grateful.

          
          

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Review: Jawa - SW - Vintage Kenner

Hasbro really hasn’t captured the magic of the vintage Kenner Jawa in the modern line. Come with us back in time and rediscover what made this action figure so special for us as kids and what still sets it apart today. Talk about it in our Research Droids Reviews and 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!

Jawa

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Review: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi - SW - Vintage Kenner

It’s now time to review the vintage Kenner Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi figure. Let’s talk about him in our Research Droids Reviews and be sure to add to the conversation! Reminisce your own childhood stories of this particular figure in our comments with other readers. We want everyone to share their life-changing vintage Kenner experiences in these focused reviews!

Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

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Review: See-Threepio (C-3PO) - SW - Vintage Kenner

The vintage Kenner See-Threepio (C-3PO) figure is another universal favorite. And most fans love him because of his vac-metalized finish. Check out this figure in our Research Droids Reviews and be sure to add to the conversation. Reminisce your own childhood stories of this figure in our comments. Share your life-changing vintage Kenner experiences with us!

See-Threepio (C-3PO)

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Review: Chewbacca - SW - Vintage Kenner

The vintage Kenner Chewbacca figure is a universal favorite. The figure was reissued throughout the entire Kenner run. Check out this figure in our Research Droids Reviews. Please add to the conversation and reminisce with us as we talk about our life-changing vintage Kenner experiences. We want to hear your childhood stories and more too!

Chewbacca

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Review: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) - SW - Basic

We’re continuing to add the fabulous vintage Kenner Star Wars action figures to our Research Droids Reviews. Let’s continue the momentum with the Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2). Please reminisce with us as we talk about our life-changing vintage Kenner experiences.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)

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Review: Princess Leia Organa - SW - Vintage Kenner

We’re continuing to add the fabulous vintage Kenner Star Wars action figures to our Research Droids Reviews. Let’s continue the momentum with the lovely Princess Leia Organa. Please reminisce with us as we talk about our life-changing vintage Kenner experiences.

Princess Leia Organa

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Review: Luke Skywalker - SW - Vintage Kenner

For years, our readers have requested we open up categories in our Research Droids Reviews for the incredible vintage Kenner Star Wars action figures, a line where 5POA WAS OK. With the rebirth of The Vintage Collection, the 40th anniversary of when the first Star Wars figures hit retail (in 1978), and May the 4th, everything has been perfectly aligned for us to deliver this to you finally. We feel now is a picture-perfect time to begin our trek down this road.

We want this to be an interactive experience for YOU. I prattle enough about the modern Hasbro figures, so we want these “reviews” to be more reflective and nostalgic, just like the figures. You’ll notice a MAJOR revision to our review template. It now features a vintage Kenner-inspired theme and a different approach to the discussion. For us, these 92+ specimens are perfect as is. It would be futile to rate them as good, average or poor. So you’re also not going to see a summary describing the figure or how it ranks among others. Instead, I will be sharing my own personal experiences growing up with vintage Kenner Star Wars figures (in a very brief write up), and in turn, I want you to share your experiences with me in the comments.

The poll has also changed. You still have five options, but they focus on your personal experience with the figure at hand, not how you’d rank it among other vintage Kenner figures. You’ll still find a great deal of collector-friendly notes and documented variations that exist. Also, we want to emphasize that these reviews are a work in progress. If you think other valuable information should be included here, feel free to drop us a line and let us know what we’re missing.

I hope you will reminisce your experiences of the vintage Kenner figures together with me. Chuck and I put a lot of work into this format, and we both hope you find it to be another fun experience here at Jedi Temple Archives. Click through for our first review: Luke Skywalker. We hope you thoroughly enjoy it.

Luke Skywalker

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For Star Wars and Marvel fans who still prefer DVDs and Blu-Rays over digital, you might not be able to shop at Amazon for your physical media needs. Unless, of course, you’re a Prime member. That’s because the online giant has made some recent Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe DVD and Blu-Ray titles to be Prime exclusives. (You’ll still be able to get them from other retailers.) Engadget has the full story. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Mike R. for the alert!

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The state of Star Wars since the sale to Disney has generated a lot of discussion, which only intensified after The Last Jedi was released. Three Star Wars films have been released since the sale to Disney and Solo: A Star Wars Story is just around the corner. In addition, we have Star Wars Rebels, Battlefront II, and the various novels and comics that have been released under this new leadership. Now that we a significant amount of material to work with, let’s open up the discussion of “Disney’s” Star Wars a little more. I have put together a list of questions that are intended to assess the state of Star Wars under Disney’s leadership, as well as your hopes for the future. We take pride in the wonderful community that has been established here and would love it if you participated in this discussion. As always, please keep the discussion civil and be respectful of differing opinions. Click through to see the full list of questions.

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WATCH: Divine Star Wars Inspired Home Christmas Light Show

Check out this stunning Star Wars light show with a Star Wars theme. This is located in San Antonio Texas and we appreciate JTA reader and friend Martin M. for sharing it with us. Local website mySanAntonio.com has the full story!

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Well here is a CRAZY article. io9 has just posted a list of top-ranking Star Wars characters, and final results show that Jar Jar Binks is more revered than Kylo Ren. No surprise for me, but check out the results and be sure to come back to discuss it here!

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New Star Wars Trilogy Coming From Disney Via Rian Johnson

There is a whole new Star Wars Trilogy coming and Rian Johnson is involved. It is completely unrelated to the Skywalker bloodline too, supposedly. Click through for the formal announcement from Star Wars.com!

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Is Star Wars "Toy Fatigue".... A Thing?

New York Post posted an article, of which part of it reads: “There is fatigue with ‘Star Wars’ and all the hype surrounding the movies,” said BMO Capital Markets toy analyst, Gerrick Johnson. Disney decided to unspool “Star Wars” films in consecutive Decembers. The first movie, 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” sparked much interest in its toy line. The reaction at retail was much more muted for 2016’s “Rogue One.” Too much of a good thing, it appears, is bad for the toy business. Check out the article and then come back and give your own thoughts on the matter.

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