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Review: Sith Jet Trooper - TVC - VC159

NEW THE VINTAGE COLLECTION FIGURES! Let’s start with the Sith Jet Trooper. It’s a new take on the Sith Trooper. Find out more in 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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Check out our latest Visual Guide update, featuring Luke Skywalker (Yavin) (VC151) from The Vintage Collection. Click below for our full guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review right here.

Luke Skywalker (Yavin) (VC151) - The Vintage Collection

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The prestigious Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films held their 45th annual Saturn Awards Ceremony last weekend. And Star Wars Resistance won the award for Best Animated Series on Television, other contenders were Archer, Duck Tales, Family Guy and Simpsons. Congratulations to Filoni and team! Click through for a bit more info and details!

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We couldn’t help but notice a few trends with regards to The Vintage Collection. We’ll just say, “What a coincidence!” (more….)


You’ll have to guess who the monkey and the organ grinder are.

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Solo Spin Off Series In Development?

There are some rumors circulating the internet that Lucasfilm may develop a Disney+ spin-off series based on Solo. Website Star Wars Unity has a story about an alleged Solo spin off that would continue some of the story threads of the movie. The rumor report says that any series based on Solo would most likely revolve around Crimson Dawn and not so much Han Solo, Chewbacca and Lando. Click through to read more!

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More love for Solo

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We have a lengthy review on The Black Series Hyper Real Darth Vader, which will hopefully tell you everything you need to know about the brand new figure. Oh, and we also have a large photo gallery too! Check it out 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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With the excitement building for the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, we see that New Zealand Mint has released poster coins for all the previous Star Wars movies. While some are sold out you can still get your hands on those available already for the sequel trilogy including this stunning coin for Star Wars The Last Jedi.

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Review: Han Solo - POTF2 [R] - Collector Series

The first modern Han Solo Collector Series figure is GOOD. See how it could be improved 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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The first modern Obi-Wan Kenobi Collector Series figure is EXCELLENT. Why do all Obi-Wan Kenobi figures look so good? 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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DENIED! More TROS TVC Register-Locked Figures Found

DENIED! JTA reader Eric C. found the newest The Vintage Collection figures at his local Walmart in Canada, but was denied purchase when he brought them to the register! Check out the great shots he got of the figures by clicking the images below.

          

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NYCC Website Updated With Hasbro Panel Details: Date And Time

The NYCC website updates the day and time of the Hasbro panel. It will be Sunday, October 6th at 1:15 PM at the Javits Center. We’ll likely learn a lot more about what will follow Triple Force Friday then. I am not sure how much new could be revealed after what shows up on eBay from now until then. Time will tell.

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Another Retailer Exclusive That Bit The Dust?

Just because I never heard or saw of this Star Wars [Solo] 12 Inch FIgure six-pack doesn’t mean you haven’t. But it looks like another retailer exclusive bit the dust. Presumably, an item for TARGET, JTA reader Scott B. found this set at his local Meijer in northern Michigan for only $19.99!

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Is History Just Repeating Itself?

YouTuber Hello Greedo released a video yesterday, which is an obvious parody of various “doom and gloom” reports about Star Wars being dead or dying. Hello Greedo focuses mostly on the toy business, he cites various “doom and gloom” articles from the prequel era about the toys to convey a clear message: it was apparently mostly hyperbole then (we still have Star Wars toys in 2019, after all) and it’s most certainly hyperbole now. So, is it then? Let’s take a closer look at things and see if the sequel trilogy era is just the prequel trilogy era reloaded. Click through to continue reading!

Star Wars Shelf at Walmart

Star Wars Shelf at Target in 2019

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Review: Darth Vader - POTF2 [R] - Action Collection

The first modern Darth Vader Action Collection figure is terrible by today’s standards, but it isn’t without merit. 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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Here is something else the Hasbro Star Wars brand doesn’t need to rot at retail. Another line like this only hurts their bottom line and irritate shareholders. I have never heard of this line myself, but JTA reader mic windu found a super-sized 10″ line of Galactic Heroes called Mega Mighties. Look for it at your closest clearance aisle in a couple of weeks.

    

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TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin) (VC151) Parts Clarification

I made a couple of mistakes on the Luke Skywalker (Yavin) figure’s recipe. So, I wanted to clear that up here. Firstly, the figure is indeed a retool of 2013’s TBS [P1] Luke Skywalker (#05) figure. But the head sculpt (and hairpiece), forearms AND hands are all new parts. I initially believed they were the same hands of the Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) figure from the Luke Skywalker Jedi Destiny set, but those hands are ball-jointed, and Luke Skywalker (Yavin)’s hands are swivel. I wanted to make that detail clear. They look to be based on each other, but they’re definitely different. If you haven’t seen our review on this figure, please check it out HERE.

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Another leak, this time VC155 Knight of Ren makes its way to eBay. The auction has ended, but you can check it out right here. Thanks to JTA reader Ruari for the alert! Click the thumbnail below for a larger view. Minor spoilers apply!

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Review: Luke Skywalker - POTF2 [R] - Action Collection

We’re going to begin looking at the earliest Action Collection figures, starting with Luke Skywalker. These will be shorter reviews as we’re going to try a different format for this line. Check them out 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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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Zuckuss - ESB - 1982

Zuckuss • The Empire Strikes Back • 1982

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Topps Star Wars Living Set (Week 15) - BB-8 & 4-LOM

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 BB-8 (#29) and 4-LOM (#30). Each Tuesday, two new cards will be released and be only available for one week.

 

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Time Capsule: TVC Figure Questions For A Future Generation

Let’s enter fantasy land for a few moments. If given the opportunity, what would you ask the 2010-2013 Hasbro Star Wars Team about The Vintage Collection that you never got answered? What irritating features on figures never got updated that still bug you today? What TVC figures do you feel need to be re-released to meet collector demand? Do you still want VC66 and VC67 made available to those who missed out? Do you have any questions on why a specific figure was approached the way it was instead of another way? Whatever your inquiry or complaint, please leave it in the comments. Be sure also to reference the figure you’re talking about with its VC number, otherwise, we might not know.

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Review: Luke Skywalker (Yavin) - TVC - VC151

NEW FIGURE! It’s time to check out the brand new The Vintage Collection Luke Skywalker (Yavin) (VC151) figure. It’s beautiful! And it will probably be the last time we’ll ever see this figure made. See how well the updated parts mix with the older ones. It will be everywhere this October. But you can see comparison pictures and more now 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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WOW! BREAKING NEWS! Thanks to The Heroes and Villains Facebook group, we have carded images of the newest The Rise Of The Skywalker The Vintage Collection figures! There are important things to note! Hasbro must have listened to us whining about the name pills. Heck, we posted enough articles on that disaster. Both the font and style have been updated! Amen! Glory! Hallelujah! Also! There is some strangeness here too. Why is Poe Dameron on a The Rise Of Skywalker card back? BIZARRE! Not everything is perfect, but there are obvious strides of improvement! Check them out by clicking the image below. And don’t forget to comment! Special thanks to friend Josh M. for the alert!

    

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Toy Run Tuesday #11 - Republic Gunships

A couple weeks back I posted that I got a grail piece in my collection: the Black Series Shock Trooper Helmet. This week I’m pleased to say that I was able to add another grail piece to my collection. The title is your answer, but there is more to the story. I also received an awesome photo from the client who I made those 2 ARC troopers for. Click through for my week in Star Wars, and let us know what you added to your collection this week in the comments!

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