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Is The Vintage Collection Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) going through a running change, or did tunghori mix up Build A Droid parts? “Cleaner” samples of the VC149 figure have shown up on eBay. Check it out.

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Entertainment Earth has the TVC Skiff Guard 3-pack IN STOCK! Click through to secure this set! Thanks to JTA reader James for the alert!

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Do You Miss Him Yet? We Do!

I’ll just leave this right here. It seems fitting after today’s 2019 SDCC Hasbro presentation which may go down in history as the most-disappointing ever. Special thanks to Thomas for the graphics work.

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Nothing new was revealed at the Hasbro SDCC Star Wars breakfast event, but Hasbro did show things like the Hyperreal Vader and newly revealed Sith Trooper, they also had the SDCC exlusive “Jedi Destiny” three pack on display. Here is a high resolution photo of the three figures in the pack. Let’s hope there will be individual releases later down the road.

SDCC Jedi Destiny

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Toy Run Tuesday #3 - 3D Prints and Partial Figures

We’ve arrived again on another fine Tuesday. Per usual, it’s that time again to share what you added to your personal collections this week! I’ve really loved seeing your photos the last couple weeks and I have some exciting new additions to share with you all. Go ahead and click here to see what I’m talking about!

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Toy Run Tuesday #2 - Pinball and Sabaac

After the success of last week’s TRT, I’m excited for this one! We had nearly 200 comments and photos of people’s collecting experiences from that week. I hope to see that kind of engagement going forward! I personally loved the custom work of some of our readers. For this week, I didn’t personally receive or buy very many new toys, but did have a chance to work on customs and have some other Star Wars fun. Check it out after the jump!

My grail – the Shuttle Tydirium – and Galaga. Two of the best creations ever!

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Quick Pics! TVC Boba Fett (VC09) REISSUE

JTA reader Terminal Voracity graciously sent us in some quick pics of the reissued Boba Fett (VC09) figure. Sadly, this is another figure that needs to be retired and the mold broken. It’s terrible! But it does look as if Hasbro updated it as much as they could to make it relevant today. Check out the images below.

    
    

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Over the weekend, I chatted with my former best pal Chris Swanski (from BanthaSkull.com) via text. I decided I couldn’t be friends with him anymore after he wouldn’t shut up giving glorious praise for The Vintage Collection Death Star Gunner (VC147) figure. I tried to enlighten him by going through all of the talking points about what’s wrong with this figure, but he just kept texting back in all caps “I LOVE IT!” So, it’s time for us to move on now. Hey Chris, if you’re OK with the Death Star Gunner’s “snorkel-for-an-antenna” then I expect a full redaction on your opinions of the horrifying lightsaber-launching R2-D2 from 1998!

Egregiously out of scale proportions seemingly don’t faze Chris.

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Latest Walmart Exclusives Arrive For Fall Reset!

Wo! Check it out. Arriving just in time for Walmart’s Fall reset, the Jabba’s Palace Adventure Set and Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) exclusives have landed in a Walmart in California. Don’t forget that more units of the playset will be available online as well! Images and report from The Star Wars The Vintage Collection Facebook Group.

    

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Recap: TBS6 [P3] Wave 30 And TVC Wave 22

In case you missed it, we finished up our reviews on The Black Series [Phase III] wave and The Vintage Collection wave 22. Click either banner below to check them out if you missed any of them!

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Here is a picture perfect example of “photorealistic” technology gone awry for the 3.75″ super-articulated line. Special thanks to JTA reader Sven R. for posting this image in our RDR.

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We have our final Visual Guide update for The Vintage Collection wave 22. Click below to check out the Imperial Assault Tank Commander (VC148). You can also check out our full review of this figure in our review database.

Imperial Assault Tank Commander (VC148) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Imperial Assault Tank Commander - TVC - VC148

Let’s finish up the latest wave of The Vintage Collection figures. We saved the best for last. The Imperial Assault Tank Commander truned out excellently. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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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Up next for our The Vintage Collection wave 22 Visual Guide updates is Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) (VC149). Click below to have a look at the full Visual Guide, and click here to check out our full review.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) (VC149) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) - TVC - VC149

Here is another figure we should have fallen in love with but didn’t. Why is Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) this filthy on a Star Wars card? Can anyone answer this? Please don’t deactivate Hasbro! The Vintage Collection has overworked their circuits. Someone needs to take Hasbro down to maintenance! See why you may be disappointed with this figure too in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)

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Our Visual Guide updates from The Vintage Collection’s wave 22 continue tonight, this time featuring Luke Skywalker (Crait) (VC146). Click below to have a look at our fully detailed Visual Guide, and then stop by and read our full review.

Luke Skywalker (Crait) (VC146) - The Vintage Collection

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Popularity Of Star Wars Toylines

Ever since Hasbro introduced The Black Series in 2013 there has been much debate about the popularity of various Star Wars toylines. Is The Vintage Collection, despite its cancellation, still more popular? Is the revived Vintage Collection popular again? What about 5 POA figures? Or the Retro Collection? And then there is the question where we all are in the toyworld. How do the various Star Wars toylines compare to other things? Marvel Legends? Funko Pops? Or maybe even S.H.Figuarts? Now I have to say one thing here: this article is not about proving anything or to make anyone feel good or bad about what they collect. I merely try to find out how popular things are on Google. And of course there are some caveats. But I will get to that in more detail in the article. I think it might be interesting to see how various things are trending online. There certainly are some intriguing results. So click through for more info!

Vintage Star Wars Toys

The Empire Strikes Back vehicles and playsets from the golden days

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Not Much Good Will In This Goodwill Auction!

As we reported, the “Father’s Day” exclusives at TARGET have been collected and gathered and sent to Goodwill stores. Now they’re showing up online in auctions. (Is the hobby really this difficult now?) Anyway, JTA reader Greg A. sends us a link where there is an auction of the removed products. Do you notice anything odd? Whoever did this should give up the hobby immediately.

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Review: Luke Skywalker (Crait) - TVC - VC146

The latest wave of The Vintage Collection is a bit disappointing. So is Luke Skywalker (Crait) that’s part of it. Find out all the details you need for this figure, and make sure you look for Kylo Ren having a temper tantrum in the photo gallery. It’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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 (Crait)

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The Next Wave Of The Vintage Collection Is Disappointing

Pre-order the next wave of The Vintage Collection which is all repacked and includes the long-awaited re-release of Boba Fett. Here we go again, folks. TVC becomes a repackaging nightmare! 2x Stormtrooper, 2x Chewbacca, 2x R2-D2, 2x Boba Fett. See it HERE.

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The Vintage Collection Wave 22: Lower Your Expectations

We’re almost done with the reviews, but you can check everything else out right now including a ton of comparison images, diorama shots and the new figures interacting with other figures and vehicles. I have to admit that The Vintage Collection wave 22 isn’t doing it for me. My favorite figure in the wave is the Imperial Assault Tank Commander, and that should NOT be the case. I am thrilled about finally getting a carded “12-Back” Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) figure, but this character and card back were worthy of a completely all-new sculpt. Oh well. Luke Skywalker (Crait) is a decent release, but he is limited in movement thanks to constricting robes. His articulation system is almost voided out by it. And the Death Star Gunner should have been the crowning joy of the wave, but it has disappointed me hugely. Anyhow, check out the new images of the latest figures. Hopefully, the next wave will be a little bit better.

         

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HURRY! TVC Aayla Secura (VC58) IN STOCK Loose!

Toy Run Tuesday #1 - First Official TRT!

Last week I introduced a new weekly segment called Toy Run Tuesdays. We’ll call it TRT for short (if abbreviations are your thing). Today, the first TRT has arrived! Be sure to post photos in the comments. Check out the introductory article if you want to get a better picture of what we’re looking for, and the purpose behind TRT (hint: you can still participate if you didn’t go to a brick & mortar store). Hop on over to the comment section and show us what you’ve been up to collecting-wise!

My very first attempt to airbrush anything… I need some practice…

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Tonight we are adding one of the latest releases from The Vintage Collection to our Visual Guides. Click below to check out the Death Star Gunner (VC147). Make sure to also check out our full review on this figure right here.

Death Star Gunner (VC147) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Death Star Gunner [Rogue One] - TVC - VC147

The latest wave of The Vintage Collection has hit, so it’s time to start looking at them! Let’s begin with the Death Star Gunner. We’re disappointed with it. But it is the most-definitive version we have now. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.

Death Star Gunner

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