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If you follow our site with any regularity, you know that I’ve been adding Kenner/Hasbro’s long line of Collector Series, Action Collection, and general 12 Inch Figures into our Research Droids Reviews database. As the volume of figures added grew large, Readers began to ponder how many of the original Kenner “mini-figures” were released in the one-sixth scale in the modern Hasbro Star Wars line. Well, wonder no more. I took the time to prepare a vintage versus modern 12″ counterpart to answer the questions. But before you check it out, let’s look at some interesting facts.

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Available now exclusively at Star Wars Authentics – Official photos from Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Episode 6. You can see the current collection of over 450 photos from Star Wars: The Clone Wars including the first six episodes of Season 7 right here.

   

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Review: Slide Viewer - POTF2 [FF/TKC] - Miscellaneous

Kenner/Hasbro produced the Slide Viewer as a mail-away exclusive to interact with the pack-in premiums of the 1998 line. It also came with two exclusive slides. See it 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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Our good friends at Rebel Force Radio have just released a brand new podcast featuring the wonderful Ashley Eckstein, who will always be the original Ahsoka Tano! Check it out!

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Hasbro To Reveal New Star Wars Figures On March 31st

Hasbro Pulse reveals that new figures will be revealed on March 31st for Star Wars Fan Celebration Day! Stay tuned for more!

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Pop culture magazine “Exclumagazine” posted a photo of two new SH Figuarts Star Wars figures that may or may not come later this year. A Beskar armor Mandalorian and the “Child” aka Baby Yoda (which would most likely be an accessory). Please take this with a heavy dosage of salt. Nothing is confirmed, but the Beskar Mandalorian looks legit, he even has the SHF pinhead syndrome that many of their helmeted characters suffer from. There has been a conspicuous absence of announcements from SH Figuarts in recent times, so some new figure reveals would be welcome. Would you add the SHF version of a Beskar armor Mandalorian to your collection? Or would you rather wait for the inevitable Hasbro version? 

Rumored SH Figuarts Beskar Mandalorian and Baby Yoda

These two may or may not come soon

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The Aurra Sing (Dawn Of The Bounty Hunters) Masterpiece Edition set is another gorgeous release! See the figure, the book, and the deluxe packaging 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.

Aurra Sing (Dawn Of The Bounty Hunters)

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Galaxy of Adventures: BB-8 - A Hero Rolls Out

The Star Wars Kids YouTube channel has the latest episode of Galaxy of Adventures: BB-8 – A Hero Rolls Out. Click here to watch!

 

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Weekend Fun! - The Rise Of Skywalker Honest Trailer

It’s weekend! Time to relax. Time to have some fun! And even though times are not the best and many of us feel the impact of the ongoing pandemic, it’s always good to have at least some fun and a few lighthearted moments. Earlier this week the Screen Junkies YouTube channel released their long awaited honest trailer for The Rise of Skywalker. It’s more than 7 minutes of hilarity! No matter if you liked or disliked the film, you will certainly find something in the trailer that will make you smile or even laugh. So click on the image below to watch the honest trailer! Or watch it on YouTube! Either way, have a great 7+ minutes! And then discuss the trailer in the comments! Are the Screen Junkies on or off the mark? Is The Rise of Skywalker really just Episode 7.5, as the honest trailer says?

The Rise of Skywalker Honest Trailer

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The C-3PO (Tales Of The Golden Droid) Masterpiece Edition set is another hit! Do you know this figure’s “secret”? It’s another one of Hasbro’s greatest 12 Inch Figures produced. See the figure, the book, and the deluxe packaging 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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This week’s episode “Deal No Deal” is a considerable improvement over the somewhat slow previous episode. Now that we know who the Martez sisters are the adventure can actually begin. And it takes us to Kessel of all places… Read my spoiler review by clicking here or on the banner below!

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Pre-Order The Hot Toys The Child Life-Size Figure

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Sideshow Collectibles has opened up pre-orders for the newly revealed Life-Size The Child figure. Click here for the pre-order page!

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Hot Toys The Child (LMS013) Life-Size Figure

Hot Toys has revealed their Life-Size edition of The Child from The Mandalorian. Click through for complete details! 

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If you missed out on the first release in the new officially licensed Star Wars silver coin collection from New Zealand Mint, Guards of the Empire, you won’t want to miss this next one!

The coins in this collection feature a colored image of an infamous trooper with an army of engraved troopers behind them. The design is completed with an antique finish. The first release featured the Stormtrooper while this latest one is for the Clone Trooper. Who will be next?

Click through for complete details!

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There aren’t too many toy interpretations of the Sebastian Shaw version of Anakin Skywalker. But here is one of them. The Anakin Skywalker (The Story Of Darth Vader) Masterpiece Edition set is gorgeous. And it contains one of Hasbro’s greatest 12 Inch Figures ever produced. See the figure, the book, and the deluxe packaging 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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Relaunched Doctor Aphra #1 Star Wars Comic Delayed

The comic book industry, like so many other industries, is suffering a lot at the moment. A few days ago the largest comics distributor in the US and UK, Diamond Comic, said they will stop distributing comics for the direct market (i.e. comic book shops) for the next few weeks. And with Diamond being the exclusive distributor for Marvel and DC Comics, that means pretty much all the big titles won’t see a print release in the next few weeks. Now the big question is if comics would still be released digitally. And both Starwars.com and Lucasfilm announced that the relaunched Doctor Aphra comic from Marvel would see a release as a digital exclusive on April 1st. But now a source at Marvel told comic news website “newsarama” that the info is inaccurate and that there will be no digital release for Doctor Aphra #1.  And apparently that source was correct, Starwars.com changed their preview article and now it says “coming soon”. Digital is only a fraction of the print market and selling the comic as a digital exclusive may not be the best option, especially for a relaunched #1 title. Also, comic book shops will need a lot of hot sellers once they reopen and selling comics as digital exclusives may put even more burden on them. And of course Marvel and DC love relaunches, because #1 releases usually sell a lot more than issues from long running series. And a printed comic would most likely make more money. The main Star Wars title was relaunched a while ago for that reason as well. So delaying the release of Aphra is probably the best option for both Marvel and comic book shops. But as a result of this comic book fans waiting for new Star Wars issues probably need to have a lot of patience in the next few weeks.

Marvel Dr Aphra #1

Marvel Dr Aphra #1

 

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Head over to GameStop.com to pre-order the Gaming Greats Stormtrooper Commander! You can also pre-order Commander Bly.

GameStop.com has several deals in place for today only: 

  • Get 20% off Star Wars Collectibles and Apparel
  • Buy 1 Star Wars Black Series Figure and get another half-off
  • Get the Star Wars Force Pack for $90

 

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Go Windows 95! Who remembers the Millennium Falcon (CD-ROM Playset) with an exclusive Han Solo figure? It’s interesting! See the playset, the figure and a Photo Gallery full of screenshots from the game 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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Jedi Knight Revan is IN STOCK and Heavy Battle Droid is listed as BACKORDER.

See our reviews for Jedi Knight Revan HERE and the Heavy Battle Droid HERE.

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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 Kuill (#85) and Elite Praetorian Guard (#86). 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 Diamond exclusive Sandtrooper from the Collector Series line is terrible. Find out why 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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Michael Biehn Joins The Mandalorian Cast In Season 2

Michael Biehn will join the Mandalorian cast in season 2! Biehn is certainly best known for his role as “Kyle Reese” in “The Terminator”. Another of his iconic genre roles was “Corporal Hicks” in James Cameron’s “Aliens”. Biehn hasn’t really had any high profile roles in recent years but The Mandalorian may put him in the spotlight again. Details on his role are sparse, but he’s said to portray a bounty hunter who The Mandalorian had business with in the past. But that’s not the only news. It was also announced that Bill Burr will make a return as “Mayfeld” in season 2.
The Mandalorian season 2 is currently in post production, at least for now. Other shows that are in post production are already delayed, among them “The Walking Dead”, where the season finale is currently in post but will have to be pushed back indefinitely. However, there are no news of Lucasfilm or ILM shutting down (whereas Marvel Studios has shut down for the time being), so there’s hope The Mandalorian will return to Disney+ on schedule in October 2020.
Are you excited for Biehn to make a guest appearance on The Mandalorian as a bounty hunter?

Michael Biehn

Michael Biehn

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When Trace Martez pilots her prized ship on a mysterious job arranged by her sister Rafa, Ahsoka is alarmed to learn they are transporting for the evil Pyke Syndicate. Fearing that her ship may be at risk, Trace makes a rash decision that puts them all in peril in “Deal No Deal,” an all-new episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” this FRIDAY, March 27 on Disney+. 

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It seems our worst fears, a lack of Star Wars toys, will not come true. In fact, things look quite good for Hasbro! Hasbro’s stock price rose more than 12% today, after Brian Goldner said in a statement to CNBC that Hasbro is seeing an increased demand in toys and that supply chains in China are up and running again. Hasbro may miss a few shipments, but they are catching up and Goldner expects that by April they will be fully caught up again. It seems that people staying at home are buying more board games than before, Goldner mentioned Monopoly, Operation and Play-Doh as some of the toys that see increased demand. So even if many of us may have to stay at home a while longer, we will most likely not have to live without new Star Wars toys!

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Brian Goldner, Hasbro CEO

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Some exciting new customs to share with you this week. I haven’t been able to go on any toy runs due to most places being shut down during the coronavirus scare, but alas, that gives me time to work on some customs. Click through to see them, and take the opportunity to share your weekly finds or deliveries or customs in the comments!

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