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In 1984, new packaging for Star Wars figures was introduced for the European market. A cost containment initiative, the new packaging sported three languages of the Return Of The Jedi logo for a “one size fits all” approach. Although a “three-logo” design was created for The Power Of The Force line (as evidenced on some ‘boxed’ toys), it wasn’t carried over to the basic figure line’s card design. They continued to use the three Return Of The Jedi logos instead. Although the word “Trilogo” is found nowhere on the packaging, the term is universally adopted by all Star Wars collectors to describe this line of figures.

Today we revisit Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear). Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)’s Trilogo card art doesn’t vary all that much from the 1980 Kenner release. There are some pink elements on the Trilogo version that aren’t present on the American version, but nothing out of the ordinary. The review’s Collector Notes are updated with this information. See the full card art and additional notes by revisiting 1980’s STAR WARS Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear) figure HERE.

Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)

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Our next The Black Series Visual Guide update features the latest in carbonized technology. Click below to check out the Stormtrooper (Carbonized). Make sure to also check out our full review of this figure over in our review database.

Stormtrooper (Carbonized) - The Black Series

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The Empire Strikes Back is #1 at the box office again, thanks to drive-in movie viewership! Entertainment Weekly has the full story!

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It appears Walmart online will be having an online event, called Walmart Collector Con, and it looks like products from The Black Series, Transformers, Marvel Legends, and G.I. Joe. will be featured. Click through for more. Special thanks to JTA reader Ruari for the alert!

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Tonight’s Visual Guide update takes a look a The Black Series 6-Inch Battle Droid (Geonosis) (108). Click below for our full Visual Guide page. You can also read our full review of this figure right here.

Battle Droid (Geonosis) (108) - The Black Series

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So Hasbro can make a box “vac-metalized” but can’t do the same for the figure inside of it? The Black Series [Phase III] Stormtrooper (Carbonized) figure has a box that’s more silvery and shinier than itself. What’s up with that?! (more….)

Stormtrooper (Carbonized)

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While not really related to Star Wars, it may be of interest to some that the new Haslab Marvel Legends campaign has a promising start. The campaign was officially launched a few hours ago and 2,600 out of 6,000 required backers have already made their pledge. Click through for more info!

Update: now that was quick, the Sentinel has reached the required number of 6,000 backers already. Congratulations! Next up, the various stretch goals, which should all be reached. It’s greeat for Hasbro, HasLab and the Marvel collecting community that this campaign is a huge success.

Marvel Legends Haslab Sentinel

Say hello to the $349.99 Sentinel – batteries not included!

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Does an endless supply of four-letter words come close to spewing out of your mouth when trying to find a previous order from Hasbro Pulse in your online account? Do you have to go into three-dozen orders to find the one that needs a credit card update? Well, the good news is that Hasbro Pulse is currently working on a more user-friendly order history screen for account holders to find specific orders faster and more conveniently. We don’t know when the revised screens will go live, but we hear that it’s a priority for Hasbro Pulse.

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We have our next The Black Series The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Visual Guide update tonight, featuring the Amazon exclusive Han Solo (Carbonite) “figure”. Click below to check out our full Visual Guide page. You can also read our full review in our review database.

Han Solo (Carbonite) - The Black Series (The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary)

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J.W. Rinzler is an author of various “The Making of…” Star Wars books and former Executive Editor for Lucasfilm. He was with the company for 15 years and had begun work on his “The Making of The Force Awakens” book when things fell apart. Perhaps you remember Rinzler’s blog and the story revolving around his canceled “The Making of The Force Awakens” book. Eventually Rinzler’s blog, where he wanted to go into more detail, was deleted and Rinzler had to sign an NDA with Disney that basically forbids him from talking about many things Star Wars fans are really interested in.
But yesterday the ForceCast podcast, the official podcast of Theforce.net, had J.W. Rinzler as a guest and while he still cannot really divulge concrete details, he did talk a bit about the transition when Disney took over Lucasfilm. And what may be of interest to toy collectors, he also talks about what changed for licensees, like Hasbro. Click through for more details!

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J.W. Rinzler

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Review: Battle Droid (Geonosis) - TBS [P3] - 108

The Black Series [Phase III] Battle Droid (Geonosis) figure turned out beautifully. How many are you buying for your Battle of Geonosis display? (more….)

Battle Droid (Geonosis)

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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 Baze Malbus (#115) and The Grand Inquisitor (#116). Each Tuesday, two new cards will be released and be only available for one week. Click here to view the entire Star Wars Living archive, including individual print runs.

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The Black Series [The Empire Strikes Back 40] Han Solo (Carbonite) is artificially getting passed off as a figure. Don’t be fooled. It’s an accessory. That’s all it is! Did you get one before they sold out? (more….)

Han Solo (Carbonite)

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Toy Run Tuesday #53 - Failed Attempts at New Ventures

Hello! Welcome back to another TRT! This week I have a couple things to share with you. I tried 3d printing this week… It didn’t go so well. I have some other things to share, so please click here to read today’s issue of Toy Run Tuesday!

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The Black Series 6″ collectors are likely very happy about now. Hasbro finally re-released an accessory from seven years ago to help them complete their collections. Part of The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary lineup, Han Solo (Carbonite) is repainted and comes with nothing else but a three-part display stand. You can see our full gallery and review early RIGHT HERE.

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Regal Robot CZ-3 1:1 Prop Replica Busts Update

Regal Robot reached out with an update on their latest release, the 1:1 CZ-3 Replica Bust. 

This weekend the full product pages for both editions of our life-sized CZ-3 replica bust have gone live with full galleries of photos and details.

This bust was made with a scan from the original prop costume and will be available for purchase on 7/13/20 at noon EST. 

We also posted a QnA that I did with legendary sculptor Brian Muir, who sculpted CZ-3’s head for the films and signed the plaques for our signature edition bust. Brian’s work on countless films, creating sculptures large and small, is an inspiration to fans, creators and makers everywhere. In addition to CZ-3, Muir had a literal hand in the realization of iconic and enduring characters such as Darth Vader™,  RA-7™ (aka Death Star Droid™), the armor worn by the Imperial Stormtroopers™ and even played a part in developing C-3PO™.  I hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did! 

 

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Amazon UK Has TBS6 [P3] 4-LOM/Zuckuss Set For Order!

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Amazon UK has The Black Series 6″ The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary 4-LOM/Zuckuss figure set available to order. If you missed it, this might be your chance!! Special thanks to JTA reader J. Matthew M. for the alert! Read the product page before ordering.

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Happy Independence Day!

Jedi Temple Archives wishes all of our reader a Happy Fourth of July, or Force of July. We hope you enjoy the day with family and friends! Let freedom ring!

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Our next Visual Guide update features The Black Series [Phase III] Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight) (111). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide. Make sure to also check out our full review of this figure.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight) - The Black Series

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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 Sabine Wren (#113) and Allegiant General Pryde (#114). Each Tuesday, two new cards will be released and be only available for one week. Click here to view the entire Star Wars Living archive, including individual print runs.

 

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Tonight’s Visual Guide update features the latest from The Black Series [Phase III] basic line. Click below to check out Anakin Skywalker (Padawan) (110). You can also read our detailed review of this figure right here.

Anakin Skywalker (Padawan) - The Black Series

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A short while ago it was announced that Disney would bring the 4K version of The Empire Strikes Back, which is available on Disney+ and Blu-Ray, to cinemas in the UK and elsewhere. However, now Variety reports that apparently talks with exhibitors broke down and the 4K version will not be shown in theaters after all. Instead a standard 2K version will be screened. No reason was given why the talks broke down or why exactly the 4K version will not be shown.
The next question is if all that many people would actually be eager to watch an old movie they have seen countless times before in a theater with other moviegoers. Cinemas across the world are waiting for the first new big release in months: Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, scheduled for an August 12th release date. Unless the movie gets delayed for a third time. Anyway, for Star Wars Fans it means that you can only watch the 4K version of The Empire Strikes back in the comfort of your home.
But do you think about going to the movies again at all? Or ist that not an option for you at the moment?

Darth Vader alters the deal

I am altering the deal!

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The Black Series [Phase III] Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight) (111) figure also has some missed opportunities. But overall, looks fantastic. Will you add it to your collection? (more….)

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight)

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