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It’s that time of the year again to look back and to reminisce. So it’s a good opportunity to talk about your favorite action figure of the year! The rules are very simple: name your favorite Star Wars action of the year you bought in 2023 and it would be ideal if you did not name some vinyl cape Jawa you bought on ebay for 10,000,000,0000 quatloos (congratulations though), but a figure that was actually released in 2023 or at least in this decade. Anything goes. SH Figuarts, Hot Toys, Black Series, Vintage Collection, Mission Fleet, Funko Pop – whatever you like best. Feel free to also name your most favorite non Star Wars action figure you bought this year in addition to your favorite Star Wars figure, because most here certainly collect more than just one thing. I will tell you my picks after the jump!
Pre-orders are now open for the Hot Toys Captain Rex (TMS119) 1/6 Scale Figure. Head over to Sideshow Collectibles for the pre-order page.
Hot Toys has revealed their next sixth scale figure from Star Wars: Ahsoka. Captain Rex (TMS119) was only seen in flashbacks during the show and is not too much different than the previously released Rex. This new version does come with a few new pieces of armor supporting his Phase I look, including a Phase I helmet. Click through to check out the full details and gallery images.
Entertainment Earth has opened pre-orders for the recently announced The Vintage Collection Phase II Clone Trooper Builder Pack.
The Target exclusive The Black Series 2 pack featuring a Phase I Clone Trooper Lieutenant and 332nd Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper is now available for pre-order. Head over to Target.com for the pre-order page.
Update: Pre-orders have sold out.
Today’s Gift The Galaxy campaign also revealed a new The Black Series clone trooper set featuring a Phase I Clone Trooper Lieutenant and 332nd Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper. Look for this Target exclusive set to go up for pre-order tomorrow at 1 PM Eastern (but hey, it’s Target so the pre-order will go live… sometime). Click through for more details and images.
Hasbro has announced their next The Vintage Collection Builder Pack: Phase II Clone Troopers, featuring a few shinies, Ahsoka’s 332nd trooper, and a 501st trooper. These will be available via Hasbro Pulse starting tomorrow at 1 PM Eastern, and later on ShopDisney.
Entertainment Earth is celebrating Cyber Monday with 25% off all in stock merchandise, plus free shipping on orders over $39. Use code CYBER25. This sale runs through Tuesday, November 28th at 11:59 PM PT.
The next two cards from the weekly Topps Star Wars Living Set are now out. Featuring the iconic blue starfield and the impressive artwork of Kris Penix, check out Leia Organa (#467) and Freya Fenris (#468). Two new cards will be released each Tuesday and only be available for one week. Click here to view the entire Star Wars Living archive, including individual print runs.
You have THREE CHOICES to add Morgan Elsbeth into your Star Wars collection, but the version from the Retro Collection might be the biggest waste of your money of the trio. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. (more….)
I hope all the American readers of JTA have digested their turkeys by now and you are all having a great weekend, no matter where you are from. Since nothing all that much is going on in Star Wars land (and that won’t really change until the next Disney+ show is released, which will probably be Skeleton Crew), I would like to talk about something that is at least tangentially related to Star Wars: everyone’s most favorite movie studio in the entire multiverse, Walt Disney. Because Disney’s fate will of course ultimately have an impact on Star Wars.
So what exactly do I want to talk about? Well… as it seems Disney may have set a new world record this November, and for the full year even. They have lost the most money with their entertainment division ever, as in “the entire history of Hollywood”, this November alone sets a new record and all time high for how much money a studio can lose in just a couple of weeks. How? Why? Click through for more!
UPDATE: Back up to $26. Hope you were able to take advantage!
UPDATE 2: It’s back down to $13.24 in case you missed it the first time!
Jedi Temple Archives wishes all our viewers and their families a very Happy Thanksgiving!
We are continuing our look at The Vintage Collection’s Pre Vizsla (VC299) by adding him to our Visual Guides. Click below to check out the full Visual Guide page, and don’t forget to stop by and check out the full review as well.
Amazon has dropped the price (again) for the TVC Special 3 Action Figures set from Obi-Wan Kenobi. You can now get this for $20.68.
There are plenty of Black Friday markdowns on Amazon, so keep checking back for the deals!
Dave Filoni is further climbing up the ranks at Lucasfilm. Today it was announced that he has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer. What that means is that from now on Dave Filoni will no longer be a mere advisor who is maybe brought on when a project has already been in development for a while, Filoni will now work much closer together with Kathleen Kennedy and he will be involved with all upcoming projects already at the inception phase and thus have a direct impact on the early development of new projects. Click through for more!
UPDATE: Amazon is also having a “2 for 3” deal right now that includes many newly released items. Click here to browse the items available for this promotion (Use the ‘brands’ filter to choose only Star Wars items)! Thanks to JTA reader mechabug for letting us know this in the comments!