This is the second release of the Doctor Aphra figure. Find out why, although a great figure, her packaging doesn’t make sense and decide if we needed to see her again so soon in the basic figure line. It’s all 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.
Our wave 19 The Vintage Collection Visual Guide updates continue with a look at another repacked figure, this time from Rogue One. Check out Captain Cassian Andor (VC130) in our Visual Guide below. You can also read about this figure in our in-depth review right here.
While nice on a The Vintage Collection card back, Captain Cassian Andor needs more than repackaging to be an acceptable action figure. 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.
Next up for wave 19 of The Vintage Collection Visual Guide updates is the repacked and slightly repainted Luke Skywalker (VC131). Click below to check out our full guide page. You can also see what we had to say about this figure in our full review right here.
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.
We are getting quite a few store reports of The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter showing up at Walmart. From NJ to CT, Tx to NC, this popular vehicle is making its way around the USA. Special thanks to JTA reader Travis L. for this photo.
It’s time to showcase the latest wave of The Vintage Collection figures in our Visual Guides. Click below to check out the Range Trooper (VC128). We’re also adding these to our review database. Make sure to check out our full review right here.
NEW IMAGES ADDED! You saw our sneak peak days ago, but now we have the full review ready for The Vintage Collection’s Range Trooper (VC128) figue. It’s a rather excellent release. 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.
eBay seller tunghori has listed some new The Vintage Collection figures including TVC Imperial Hovertank Pilot and TVC Rey (Island Journey). Check out his latest listings HERE! Special thanks to JTA reader Craig P. for the alert!
Click through for links for the latest The Vintage Collection figures. All are currently out of stock, but if you keep these links handy you never know when you might score! Special thanks to JTA reader Mark for the links!
UPDATE: And he’s history! Out of stock!
UPDATE: And he’s history! Out of stock!
How about finding The Vintage Collection wave 19 at your local Walmart and then bringing them to the register where they ring up for $1.00 each! It’s true! JTA reader Brian A. from Massachusetts sends us the proof! Check it out!
We have a sneak peek of The Vintage Collection Range Trooper (VC128) for you. The figure is the best iteration of the character in any scale. In my opinion, it blows away the color scheme of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figure. And it goes without saying that it is a world away from the satisfactory 5POA Force Link 2.0 version. Hasbro nailed the likeness of the figure perfectly, and the deco is a pure pleasure. The lines are super clean and free from any sloppily applied details. The articulation is better than I expected, but the inherent nature of the figure’s design prevents it from being the most “mobile” action figure Hasbro has ever produced. The most interesting detail here is the white gun. Both the 6″ figure and the 5POA figure come with black blasters, but Hasbro corrected the error with the TVC version. We should count ourselves fortunate. The figure is hitting in the USA as we speak, and collectors can barely process this since the case assortment hasn’t even gone up for pre-order yet. But Walmart (of all places) is the retailer receiving them. Truth is stranger than fiction!
Our last store report for The Vintage Collection wave 19 comes from Utah. JTA Facebook follower Aaron L. from Utah sends us a report from Utah. We have also seen a ton of other reports elsewhere from Florida, Indiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. Good luck to all!
We are happy to share an international store report from Switzerland. JTA reader Phil B. can confirm that some of Hasbro’s greatest exclusives are hitting his homeland, but not through standard retailers. These include The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Gamorrean Guard and The Vintage Collection Stormtrooper (Mimban) figures! Awesome find!
JTA reader Ian from Nebraska (one of my most-favorite episodes of The Walking Dead by the way) sends us another great report of The Vintage Collection wave 19 success! Click through for his report!
The store reports for The Vintage Collection wave 19 (wave 3 in the new era) are pouring in left and right. One of our latets reports is from Texas. JTA reader Warren H. sends us the proof! “These were at my local Walmart. Looks like 2 cases of wave 2 and only 1 wave 3. I got all the better cards, some were damaged. Pearland Texas.”
Dang! This a shocker! I was expecting to find wave 2, and a friendly, competent Walmart employee (no joke) went to the back and located the case. Much to my surprise I found something quite different!
Sadly, it’s not as exciting as you think. Hoping to find wave 2, I searched the SKU on brickseek.com. Brickseek was right on the money with the number of figures that were in the store, but guess what? My local Walmart got a very nice, fresh, minty case of wave 1…
Hi Hasbro, here are some figures that I want made. Just so there is no question as to what figures people want made, I thought posting these photos may be of assistance. Readers, do you agree? Let us know in the comments!
Bocce balls! JTA reader Jeremy B. found the Walmart exclusive The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE FIghter at his local Walmart in Indiana. It’s another Festivus miracle! You can read out full review of this release RIGHT HERE in our RDRs.
It feels like The Vintage Collection is getting sucked into The Black Series 3.75″ vacuum. In what we thought would undoubtedly be a triumphant return, The Vintage Collection is plagued by what some might describe as significant problems. (And those problems have few solutions at this point.). Before we itemize all of its problems, it’s important to note that the rebirth of the illustrious The Vintage Collection line is something no collector should take for granted. It was in and of itself a miracle. After Hasbro gave up on the 3.75” super-articulated line and threw it out like a baby in bathwater by giving to Walmart, it felt like some divine intervention was at play that inspired Hasbro to take another chance at this fan-favorite line. (more….)
The Vintage Collection Stormtrooper (Mimban) from tunghori is arriving in mailboxes! JTA reader Gregory G. snaps us a quick image of his score. It still remains to be seen if this figure will indeed make it to Walmart or not yet. Only time will tell! You can keep up to date with eBay seller tunghori latest additions RIGHT HERE.
JTA has recently discovered BREAKING NEWS from 2015 that never made our front page. To provide complete transparency for our readers, we’re releasing this news now. Please click through for a past update that might have changed the face of collecting for lovers of 3.75″ super-articulated Star Wars action figures (and perhaps added many new collectors into the fold too).
While there have been recent glimmers of hope with The Vintage Collection, collectors on average generally feel that the return of The Vintage Collection hasn’t met expectations. The overwhelming number of Sequel Trilogy straight repacks have sullied the line to the point of affecting distribution already. And the only strong seller is an Original Trilogy character from 2010 that consistently sells out long before any newer figures from the Sequel Trilogy. We thought about the whole situation more and put together a pecking order of the types of characters Hasbro should focus on (ranking them #1 through #10) to make a solid line of action figures that would mimic the Golden Age of Collecting approach. Click through and see if you agree. Let’s do our part to help Hasbro make The Vintage Collection the most excellent line it should be.
Well this is devastating (but in all honesty NOT shocking, sadly). We’re getting MULTIPLE reports that “Bubblegate” is back in a fast and furious way. With so many wonderful store reports coming in with collectors finding wave 2 of The Vintage Collection, just as many are writing in to let us know that the figures’ bubbles are coming clean off the card backs with little effort at all. Hasbro claimed to have fixed this problem going forward. They even removed the Scotch tape after updating their heat-sealing protocols. Now the same horrific nightmare is happening once again. TVC has NO chance with all of these uphill battles. Special thanks to JTA reader vikingrobot for the report and images and so many others writing in with these very upsetting developments.
It’s a Festivus miracle! On my way to the gym I decided to stop at Walmart in Northeast Philly. Would you believe that wave 2 was hanging on the pegs (and literally nothing else). What’s sad is that I physically bought these and I still cannot believe I found them. That’s how dead my area has been for years now. Will wave 3 come this easy too? Sadly, the four figures I left behind are going for pennies on the dollar on Amazon right now. If you want to know more about this great half-wave of figures, check out our reviews HERE and learn more!
Yes, you read that right. Wave 2 is barely showing up in stores in America and Europe and wave 3 is already showing up overseas! I’m sure we can expect to see these on eBay fairly soon… This does negate a previous rumor that the Praetorian Guard would be taking the place of the Range Trooper in this wave (thankfully false). Shout out to John P. and his friends who sent him these images!!
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