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Monthly Archives: November 2019

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Review: Rey - Star Wars Toybox (14)

We’re continuing to at the latest wave of Disney Star Wars Toybox figures! Let’s move ahead with Rey. It’s nice. And it’s the focus of 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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New The Rise Of Skywalker Clips!

Check out the new The Rise of Skywalker Chinese movie trailer and official movie featurette! Both clips show brand new scenes and images. Anyone who wants to avoid spoilers should of course neither click through nor watch any of the trailers. You will see and read things you may not want to see and read! Anyone else please click through for some interesting clips and screenshots I prepared for you!

The Rise of Skywalker Blockade Runner

The Rise of Skywalker Blockade Runner that was shown in the official trailer

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A brand new IMAX poster for The Rise of Skywalker has been released. And it is the first time Luke and Leia are featured in any promotional material. So far, Luke was not seen in any of the trailers or promotional photos. Here, he and Leia are looming large behind Rey and Kylo.

The Rise of Skywalker IMAX Poster

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Lumat - ROTJ - 1984

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The Vintage Collection Imperial Stormtrooper (VC140) is available right now on Walmart.com for $10.39. There are a few others available and in-stock as well, including Luke Skywalker (Yavin) (also for $10.39). Click through to see what they have! Thanks to JTA reader Michael for the alert!

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The latest episode of The Mandalorian, “Sanctuary”, was released earlier today. It’s another great one. Maybe not as action packed as the previous episodes, but instead we get more character development and some really cute and funny Baby Yoda moments. Chapter 4 is basically the Mandalorian version of “The Seven Samurai”, when a village asks the Mandalorian for help against bandits. You will certainly have lots of fun in the episode and Baby Yoda proves to be a scene stealer once again.

You can read my spoiler review and discuss the episode by clicking on the banner below. Don’t read the review if you want to avoid spoilers!

The Mandalorian Chapter 4 "Sanctuary"

 

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 Tunghori added The Vintage Collection Cave Of Evil Yoda and Darth Vader to his eBay store. Yoda is going in and out of stock, so keep checking!

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The Mandalorian Canceled! A TARGET Story

Ugh! After waiting almost TWO MONTHS for it, TARGET sends JTA reader Chris G. a notice that they’re canceling his long-awaited The Mandalorian (Carbonized) figures!

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Cheap 6" Figures Through Best Buy's eBay Store

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Best Buy is running a sale through their eBay store. The first wave of Triple Force Friday 6″ figures are $5 off each! Special thanks to Sjefke for the alert!

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Amazon.com has The Black Series Luke Skywalker Battle Simulation Helmet on sale for $74.99. Click here for the order page. Thanks to JTA reader Shakes The Clone for the alert!

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Review: C-3PO (With R2-D2) - Star Wars Toybox (12)

We’re continuing to at the latest wave of Disney Star Wars Toybox figures! Let move ahead with the C-3PO (With R2-D2). It’s nice. And it’s the focus of 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.

C-3PO (With R2-D2)

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Details on the date and time of Hasbro’s panel at German Comic Con have been revealed. The panel is on Saturday, December 7th and starts at 1:25 pm local time. (more….)

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Walmart Black Friday 2019

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Walmart.com also has a dedicated Black Friday online sale. Click here to browse through their ongoing specials! And let us know if you see any Star Wars deals!

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Amazon Black Friday 2019

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Amazon’s Black Friday page is live and will be ongoing through the Holiday. Stop by and keep an eye out on any deals to be had! Let us know if any Star Wars deals pop up and we will try to get them posted directly. 

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It’s Thanksgiving, and we are thankful for Star Wars toys! So, let’s continue with our Visual Guide updates from The Black Series [Phase III]. Next up is the First Order Jet Trooper (99). Click below to check out the full guide page. Make sure to also stop by and check out our full review of this figure right here.

First Order Jet Trooper (99) - The Black Series [Phase III]

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Even More New TV Spots For The Rise Of Skywalker

There are two new TV spots for The Rise of Skywalker with new footage! The latest spot is titled “Duel”. It’s interesting that they are reusing the Duel of the Fates theme in this short clip. Click through to see the two TV spots!

UPDATE: Expanded “Duel” clip video added which was posted on the Star Wars YouTube channel! Featuring some more all new scenes!

The Rise of Skywalker Rey and Palpatine

Rey, small and lonely, meets Palpatine. Please take note of the abyss in the background.

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Entertainment Earth Black Friday Sale: Up To 80% Off

Stop by and check out some of the highly discounted Star Wars items over at Entertainment Earth as they start their Black Friday discounts, with up to 80% off on some items. 

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Happy Thanksgiving From All Of Us At JTA!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers, fans, and sponsors! We are thankful for each of you for taking the time to visit us daily and be a part of our community, and supporting us over the years! Everyone have a great Holiday weekend and be safe if you are traveling on this day, especially if you are traveling through the midwest region of the U.S. (also known today as Hoth).

 

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Hot Toys Announces their latest sixth scale release, the Heavy Infantry Mandalorian (TMS010), from Chapter 3: The Sin of The Mandalorian series. Click through for complete details!

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Review: Sith Trooper - Star Wars Toybox (15)

We’re switching gears to look at the latest wave of Disney Star Wars Toybox figures! Let’s start this run with the Sith Trooper. It’s cool. And it’s the focus of 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.

Sith Trooper

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Visual Guide Update - Cal Kestis (93) - The Black Series

Next up for our The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guide updates is Cal Kestis (93) from the new Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game. Click below to access our full Visual Guide for this figure, and also stop over in our review database and read our full review.

Cal Kestis (93) - The Black Series [Phase III]

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New Zealand Mint’sHo Ho Ho-liday Sales continue this week with 15% off when you purchase any complete Star Wars Silver Coin Note Collection – which includes a free collector’s album! There are two collections to choose from: Star Wars: A New Hope with six character coin notes and Star Wars: The Force Awakens with seven. The album includes a themed page to hold each note including a brief summary of the character’s contribution to the film.

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Amazon.com currently has the Force Link 2.0 Imperial AT-DT Walker with Stormtrooper (Mimban) for $19.92. Thanks to JTA reader Alientek for the alert!

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Topps Star Wars Living Set (Week 26) - L3-37 & Nute Gunray

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 L3-37 (#51) and Nute Gunray (#52). Each Tuesday, two new cards will be released and be only available for one week.

 

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Deadline reports some early box office tracking numbers for The Rise of Skywalker. This is what they have to say about the opening weekend:

We’ve been hearing for quite some time from exhibitors and distribution sources that advance ticket sales are strong, but not overly robust for Disney/Lucasfilm’s finale Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, meaning in the way that they were for 2015’s Force Awakens ($247.9M) and 2017’s Last Jedi ($220M). Hence, early AM estimates for the J.J. Abrams movie hitting tracking, when averaged are at $205M given the comparative titles provided.

The Rise of Skywalker - Rey, Poe and Finn

“You want to go see the movie!”


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Purge Stormtrooper Box Variant Found!

Info about a rare Purge Stormtrooper box variant has appeared on the German Star Wars Figuren forum. The box doesn’t have the multilingual short biography on the back, but instead all five blurbs just repeat the English text. What is it with Hasbro and their various errors on Black Series boxes recently? Luke Skywalkwer anyone? Good luck hunting down the box variant and selling it for one million dollars on eBay! Let us know if you found it or maybe even have it in your collection!

TBS Purge Stormtrooper Box Variant

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Two New TV Spots For The Rise Of Skywalker!

Two new TV spots for The Rise of Skywalker have been released with all new footage and even new jokes! So click through to watch the clips!

The Rise of Skywalker TV Spot

“It’s ok that we’re here!” – “It’s ok that you’re here!”

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Hasbro May Have A Bad 4th Quarter

CNN Business released an article about our favorite toymaker and according to CNN Business Hasbro “really, really needs you to buy ‘Frozen 2’ and ‘Star Wars’ toys this holiday season”. While the article goes in detail about Frozen merchandise, which shall not concern us here, it also talks at length about Star Wars toys and lack of sales and why it really needs to change this holiday season. So click through to learn more about what a toy industry analyst from BMO Capital Markets thinks about the state of Star Wars toys, the challenges this holiday season and why Baby Yoda could be a huge help!

Baby Yoda

Hasbro’s hope?

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Let’s check out the TARGET exclusive Rey & Supreme Leader Kylo Ren two-pack. It comes with exclusive accessories! 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.

Rey & Supreme Leader Kylo Ren

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Visual Guide Update - Offworld Jawa (97) - The Black Series

Visual Guide updates for The Black Series [Phase III] continue with the addition of the Offworld Jawa (97). Click below for a detailed look at this figure. You can also check out our full review right here.

Offworld Jawa (96) - The Black Series [Phase III]

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New Toys R Us Store Opens In New Jersey On November 27th!

An all new Toys R Us store will open in New Jersey tomorrow (November 27th). This is the first new store after the bankruptcy and part of a very limited comeback. Location of the store is on the second floor of the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus. Grand opening is at 10 a.m. and Geoffrey will also make an appearance at the ribbon cutting ceremony. Perhaps people who happen to live in New Jersey can take a look and report what the new TRU store looks like and if they carry any Star Wars toys at all.

Read the article about the opening on the NJ.com website!

I’ll be back!

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Cover Revealed For Thrawn Ascendancy Book 1: Chaos Rising

If you are excited about another Thrawn novel, then how about a trilogy? Check out the cover for Book 1 of the Ascendancy Trilogy. 

Beginning in May 2020 we’re journeying off the edge of the map and into the Unknown Regions in an all-new trilogy by Timothy Zahn.

Discover untold secrets of the Chiss Ascendancy and the life of Thrawn, years before he traveled to the Empire and rose to the height of Grand Admiral.

 

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If you are still looking for the re-released TVC Boba Fett (VC09) on the 2019 card back, Walmart.com has it in stock for $12.93! This one has been a bit tougher to find at times, so if you want it, don’t hesitate. Thanks to JTA reader Tom for the alert!

Update: Out of stock! But, keep checking back daily as Walmart has had this in and out of stock for the past month. 

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If you still need the retail release of The Vintage Collection Saelt-Marae (VC132), It’s currently listed on Amazon.com for $13.99. 

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Starting at 2 PM Eastern you can pick up The Black Series Dewback and Sandtrooper set for $14.99. Click here for the order page! You can find the daily doorbuster each day right here.

Update: Sold out!

 

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"They Fly Now" Proves Disney Star Wars Canon Means Nothing

The recently released “They fly now?!?” The Rise of Skywalker clip once more proves that continuity means very little in Disney Star Wars canon. When Lucasfilm was bought by Disney the existing books and comics were relegated to “Legends” status (not that they ever really were canon to begin with) and a new policy was introduced: going forward every single book, comic and even the story parts of computer games would be canon. Which is, in theory, a good thing, if you want to convince fans of said books, comics and games that the money and time spent on these media is giving you real insight into what happens between the movies and not just something some author thought up but which has no real impact on actual Star Wars events.
The Story Group wanted to make sure it all connects. But first “The Last Jedi” and now even more so “They fly now” show that Lucasfilm’s canon policy is in ruins. Why? Click through for some background!

They fly now?!?

They fly now?!? – Yes, they have flown for ages

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Toy Run Tuesday #21 - Dioramas and Nostalgia

We recently bought our first house, and finally I was able to get some shelf space to set up a couple dioramas. In addition, my mom brought over the rest of my stuff from her house (much to her relief and my wife’s chagrin). I also finished up a custom figure from The Mandalorian! Click here to check out photos and leave comments of your week in Star Wars!

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Disney+’s The Mandalorian is killing it in the initial rating. Be sure you’re not missing out on this streaming series. If you’re not one of the many enjoying it, you can still take advantage of a 7-day free trial to check out the first three episodes (plus the 4th this Friday). Click here to start your free trial!

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The Mandalorian (Chapter 3) Concept Art Gallery

Check out the latest concept art from The Mandalorian Chapter 3: The Sin. This was recently featured on the Official Star Wars Twitter page. Click through for the full gallery!

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The Mandalorian Is Performing Really Well!

Forbes published an article the other day about the findings of Parrot Analytics, a leading data research company for TV and streaming. And they compared demand for The Mandalorian 7 days after its debut with other genre shows 7 days after they were launched. And the clear winner is The Mandalorian! Click through for some numbers!

The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian takes a shot at other genre shows

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We’re done with GOLD stuff now! Aren’t you thrilled? Hasbro phoned it in with the Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (2019) (C-3PO/R2-D2/BB-8) three-pack. It’s cool, but doesn’t have any newly added characters in it because they didn’t produce any in this scale. Regardless, It’s the focus of 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.

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (2019) (C-3PO/R2-D2/BB-8)

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It’s not as attractive of a deal as the Five Below find, but if you want a cheap TVC Imperial Combat Assault Tank, Kids Warehouse has it for a mere $16.9! Special thanks to JTA reader Ed D. for the alert!

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Columbia Reveals New Light Side/Dark Side Jackets For 2019

Columbia has released a new Star Wars jacket each holiday season for the past few years. This year, they are offering two choices: Dark Side or Light Side. These go on sale on December 6th, and they usually sell out in minutes. Good luck and happy hunting if you want one! Click through for complete details!

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Here is a good pre-Black Friday deal for you! JTA reader Keith O’D. alerts us to a decent promotion with Kohl’s if you’re looking products from The Vintage Collection or The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ lines. For every $50 you add to your cart, you get a $15 Kohl’s Cash credit. Also, toys are on sale, and the TVC Poe Dameron’s X-Wing Fighter is on sale for $74.99. With the Kohl’s Cash bonus, it knocks the price down to $59.99 (from a certain point of view).

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Tonight’s Visual Guide update features Wedge Antilles (102), another entry for The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guide. Click below to check out the full guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review in our review database.

Wedge Antilles (102) - The Black Series [Phase III]

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Brand New Clip From The Rise Of Skywalker!

The Official Star Wars Twitter tweeted out an actual full clip from The Rise of Skywalker. It’s pretty neat and not too spoiler-filled for those who want to avoid spoilers. However, if you’re trying to go in completely blind, I suggest you avoid this one anyway. Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments! 

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They’re GOLD! Let’s continue to check out a series of sets intended to celebrate the Skywalker Saga. Let’s move forward with the Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) (Kylo Ren/Rey) two-pack. It’s the focus of 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.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) (Kylo Ren/Rey)

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Rancor Keeper - ROTJ - 1984

It’s an odd choice for a new number in The Black Series [Phase III] line, and it’s our Visual Guide update today. Check out the re-released First Order Stormtrooper (97) by clicking below. You can also see if you need this figure by checking out our full review.

First Order Stormtrooper (97) - The Black Series [Phase III]

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Sponsor Announement: Tilman's Toys And Collectibles

From JTA sponsor Tilman’s Toys:

A few things to bring to your attention for the upcoming Thanksgiving week:

  • The Vintage Collection Luke Skywalker X-Wing Fighter will be arriving mid-week! It qualifies for free shipping and there is also a payment plan option available! 
  • We also have the convention exclusive Skywalker Strikes action figure in stock, and shipping now!
  • We have all of the upcoming Black Series and Vintage Collection figures available for preorder, Including Count Dooku, Kit Fisto, Obi-Wan, and Anakin.
  • We have most of the Mandalorian wave still available and on sale!

 

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HURRY! TVC Republic Trooper IN STOCK Loose On eBay!

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HURRY! eBay seller tunghori has the TVC Republic Trooper IN STOCK! Check out all of his other NEWLY listed items too!

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Tip: How To POSSIBLY Get A TBS6 [P3] Purge Stormtrooper NOW

I’ve been informed by a GameStop store manager that the time has expired for those who pre-ordered the bundle for the Jedi Purge video game to be guaranteed it (they’ll receive pre-order credit). Now, while I can’t confirm the validity of his claim, but I can tell you that he graciously sold me a Purge Stormtrooper with that explanation. So, it might be worth your while to visit your local chain and see if they have any extras lying around. And if your store doesn’t, have no fear. They’ll be available soon for everyone online.

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JTA reader Aldo S. was became a tad disappointed when he picked up his order for the 6″ Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) and 6″Yoda (Force Spirit) figures. They arrived in a padded envelope crushed.

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They’re GOLD! Let’s continue to check out a series of sets intended to celebrate the Skywalker Saga. Let’s move forward with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) (Finn/Poe Dameron) two-pack. It’s the focus of 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.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) (Finn/Poe Dameron)

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Well, this is not good, folks. And Hasbro, it’s time to get back to Original Trilogy basics. Collectors have voted with their dollars, and it appears they’re sick of straight either repacks and not interested in new vehicles, not from the Original Trilogy (or Prequel Trilogy). Yes, we’re sure there are exceptions to this. The Imperial Combat Assault Tank wasn’t one of them. $10 Imperial Combat Assault Tanks at Five Below is not an encouraging sight for The Vintage Collection brand. Special thanks to JTA reader Seth A for the news!

    

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It’s the 100th numbered figure from The Black Series [Phase III], and it’s today’s Visual Guide update. Click below to check out Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony). You can also read up on this figure in our full review. Special thanks to Entertainment Earth for providing us with our review sample!

Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony) (100) - The Black Series [Phase III]

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TVC Scarif Stormtrooper Less Than $5 At Kids Warehouse!

Hurry! If you’re looking to army build The Vintage Collection Scarif Stormtrooper, Kids Warehouse has it for $4.99 each! They also have The Black Series [Phase III] Imperial Patrol Trooper for $9.99 as well. Special thanks to JTA reader Edward D. for the alert!

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

JTA sponsor Brian’s Toys has posted their latest newsletter. Click through to check out this week’s deals

Check out the vintage carded Star Wars AFA 90 Figures we just added!  Also this week are new Black Series 6″ figures and loose vintage mini-rigs, die-cast and more!

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Fresh out of The Mandalorian: Chapter 3, Best Buy has the TBS six-inch Heavy Mandalorian deluxe figure available! Click here to order! A big thanks to JTA reader Brian for the alert!

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Free Shipping Through The Holidays At The JTA Store

Now through the end of the year, you can get free U.S. shipping on orders over $10 in the Jedi Temple Archives store. You can find our exclusive Vintage Card Back posters and Vintage Card Back trading cards, along with some of our other past convention goodies. Click here to check out our full catalog. Make sure to use code FREESHIP19 when you check out!

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The Rise Of Skywalker TV Spots

Today and a few days ago two tv spots for the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker were released. Click through for a few screenshots of the new things that were shown, including a first look at actual movie footage of the Knights of Ren and Sith Troopers in action. Also, it seems JJ Abrams doubles down on a somewhat controversial scene from The Last Jedi, something for the Rian Johnson fans apparently. As a bonus I will show you a much better The Rise of Skywalker poster which is used to promote the movie in Germany, which even gives away a small detail not yet known (it’s no spoiler though). So click through!

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The newly announced Hot Toys Kylo Ren (The Rise of Skywalker) Sixth Scale figure is available to pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles. Click here for the pre-order page.

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: AT-ST Driver - ROTJ - 1984

Final Day For 30% OFF At DesignByHumans.com

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DesignByHumans.com has a great selection of licensed Star Wars apparel, and today is the final day of their site-wide 30% off sale. Click here to browse their selection and take advantage of a pretty good discount. Use code BFPV19 at checkout!


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Walmart put a 1-per-order limit on both the Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) And Yoda (Force Spirit) The Black Series exclusives, and both are still available. If you were looking for more than 1 of each of these it’s a fair bet you can safely place some extra orders if you are looking for extras. For once, it seems two desirable exclusives are very plentiful for those looking for them! Also of note, it seems demand has been met for the previously sold-out Jabba’s Palace too. This is also in-stock. 

  

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Hasbro’s eBay store has placed quite a few things on sale as well as listed new merchandise. Special thanks to JTA reader Alientek for the alert!

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They’re GOLD! Let’s continue to check out a series of sets intended to celebrate the Skywalker Saga. Let’s move forward with the Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (1983) (Luke Skywalker/Chewbacca) two-pack. It’s the focused of 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.

Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi (1983) (Luke Skywalker/Chewbacca)

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Prune Face - ROTJ - 1984

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Take advantage of an early 20% toys deal at shopDisney.com. This deal ends at midnight tonight, so don’t wait. Use code PLAY to get your 20% off!

 

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We continue our Visual Guide entries in The Black Series [Phase III] line with the Second Sister Inquisitor (95). Click below to visit our full Visual Guide. Make sure to also stop by and read our full review of this figure right here. Special thanks to Entertainment Earth for providing us with our review sample!

Second Sister Inquisitor - The Black Series [Phase III]

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Sideshow Reveals Two New Mythos Statues

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Sideshow has unveiled two beautiful new additions to their Mythos line with statues of Darth Sidious and Asajj Ventress. Check them out and RSVP to be notified when they go up for pre-order. And if you haven’t yet, be sure to check out Sideshow’s Geeksgiving going on right now with tons of giveaways and discounts on many things.

   

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The third Mandalorian episode “The Sin” is another great one! This is what fans have been waiting for! It has intense action, epic shootouts, Mandalorians galore, drama and of course a certain spoilery something that the world is madly in love with and you will love it even more after this episode. In short: go watch it! And then discuss the episode! The spoiler heavy review is waiting for you!

A metal knob can be very significant

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Initially, I was quite critical of the “Carbonized” variations released as store exclusives for The Black Series [Phase III] line. Over time, I’ve developed an affinity for them. In many instances, I think some of the armored parts and metal parts on the characters look significantly better than the standard painted-plastic treatments. (more….)

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Hot Toys announces the latest 1/6 scale release from The Rise of Skywalker: Kylo Ren (MMS560). Click through for complete details and gallery

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The Mandalorian (Chapter 2) Concept Art Gallery

The Official Star Wars Twitter page added another round of The Mandalorian concept art. Click through for a gallery of concept art from Chapter 2: The Child.

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Baby Yoda Merchandise To Hit Stores Soon!

Many fans wondered why there is no merchandise for one of the breakout characters from the Mandalorian. Of course I am talking about the cutest infant ever seen in Star Wars. Now Variety has an article on their website saying that Jon Favreau is actually the one to “blame” here, he specifically asked Disney to withhold merchandise for Baby Yoda so that viewers would not be spoiled. Now while most of the world still cannot watch the show legally, the cat is out of the bag. Not only do mainstream newssites (even here in Germany where the show won’t be available before April 1st 2020!) report about Baby Yoda, the official Star Wars twitter posted a photo. So the character can hardly be considered a spoiler anymore. Which is why merchandise can finally hit stores. But I digress, fans of the show and the character can be happy that merchandise will hit stores before Christmas. Some t-shirts are already available but of course everyone is waiting for that plush Baby Yoda. What other merchandise do you want? Leave your suggestions in the comments! Read the Variety article here!

Baby Yoda T-Shirt

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They’re GOLD! Let’s continue to check out a series of sets intended to celebrate the Skywalker Saga. Let’s move forward with the Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (Han Solo/Princess Leia) two-pack. It’s the focused of 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.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (Han Solo/Princess Leia

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Today and tomorrow (November 22-23), take advantage of a site-wide 30% off sale at DesignByHumans.com. There’s plenty of official The Mandalorian gear to stock up on, or gear up for the premiere of The Rise of Skywalker! Use code BFPV19 at checkout!

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SH-Figuarts seem to be on a roll. We only got official announcements for the Mandalorian and the Emperor today, when brand new photos of various (!) Knights of Ren, IG-11 and a repainted Scout trooper and Stormtrooper (from the Mandalorian, with weathered armor!) appear in the wild. The photos were taken at a showroom. Now these are all just prototypes, nothing was announced, but IG-11, for example, is actually an accurate representation of the droid, which means he has the proper claws! Now if only IG-11 has a good height, SHF is usually not so keen on giving tall characters an accurate height, while all the human characters usually have perfect scale. But chances are this IG droid will use very sturdy plastic! And after the lackluster IG-11 from Hasbro a screen accurate IG-11 from SHF could be just what collectors need! It remains to be seen if the KoR will go into production, maybe SHF is waiting for fan response to TROS; so far SHF only has Rey, Kylo and one Sith Trooper for TROS lined up, not very much. SHF love to reveal prototypes of figures that sometimes go into production next month, two years later or never. It remains to be seen what applies here! Click through for a few more photos!

SHF IG-11

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Vader Immortal: Episode III Now Available

The third installment for the Star Wars VR series Vader Immortal is now out! Click through for complete details, gallery, and holiday promotion information…

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Visual Guide Update - Sith Trooper (92) - The Black Series

Our next Visual Guide update from The Black Series [Phase III] is the re-released Sith Trooper (92). Click below to check out our Visual Guide, and then stop by and check out our full review to see if this version is any different than the SDCC version (review spoiler: It’s not). Special thanks to Entertainment Earth for providing us with our review sample!

Sith Trooper (92) - The Black Series [Phase III]

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The Future Of Lucasfilm And Star Wars

Following the Kathleen Kennedy Interview for Rolling Stone, the Hollywood Reporter released an article with their take on how the future of Lucasfilm and Star Wars might look like. So what does the Hollywood Reporter think? Click through the details!

Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni

The future of Star Wars?

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Pre-Order The Sideshow Collectibles Deluxe Rancor Statue

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WOW! Check out the incredible Sideshow Collectibles Deluxe Rancor Statue. It is massive and incredibly detailed. At 29″ tall and 29″ wide and with its lifelike texture, this behemoth is sure to be an excellent addition to any collection. Now if I can only find a place to put it… Check it out right here!

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The Mandalorian (Chapter 1) Concept Art Gallery

Check out some amazing The Mandalorian (Chapter 1) concept art from some very talented artists that the Official Star Wars site shared on their Twitter page. Get the full gallery after the jump!

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Entertainment Earth Early Bird Sale: Up To 75% Off

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Entertainment Earth has started early with their Holiday sales. Click through to check out some of the items they have marked off up to 75%. 

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New Character Posters Revealed For The Rise Of Skywalker

The Official Star Wars site revealed 13 new character posters on their Twitter page. Click through to check out the entire gallery!

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SH.Figuarts Mandalorian And Palpatine Revealed!

SH.Figuarts have revealed two all-new Star Wars figures. One of them is actually not just a figure, but a set. First there is the Mandalorian, as you have seen him for about 10 minutes in the show before he gets his first piece of new armor. He comes with a cloth cape, looks very crisp, as usual, but maybe his helmet is somewhat too small, which is a common issue with many helmeted SHF figures.

And then there is the set with Emperor Palpatine from Return of the Jedi. In the set, you will get the Emperor, two Royal Guards (that are basically just statues), and of course, you get his throne. The Emperor comes with several extra pieces and bits. Including alternate heads, hands, Force lightning, and alternate legs and robes so he can sit on his throne. While the Mandalorian is a regular release, the set with the Emperor is a web exclusive and it will cost around $180. Going by the photos released by SHF the likeness is maybe not the best. The Emperor also seems to be a bit tall in the comparison photo with Vader (and Vader’s height is pretty accurate).

Both figures are expected to be released in May 2020. Pre-orders go live on Friday, November 22nd. If you want the Emperor you get a pre-order window. Everyone who wants a figure will get one. This is how the Bandai web exclusives work, figures are made to order. However, if you miss the pre-order window you will have to pay a lot on the aftermarket once the figure is released. Check out more photos on the SHF homepage!

Will you add these two figures to your collection?

SH Figuarts Mandalorian and Emperor with Royal Guards

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They’re GOLD! Let’s continue to check out a series of sets intended to celebrate the Skywalker Saga. Let’s move forward with the Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) (Darth Vader/Stormtrooper) two-pack. It’s the focused of 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.

Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) (Darth Vader/Stormtrooper

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If you’ve been waiting patiently to order the Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) and Yoda (Force Spirit), they are both now available to order! Click each image below for direct links to the order pages!

   

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Tonight we start a run of Visual Guide updates featuring figures from The Black Series [Phase III]. First up, check out the Best Buy exclusive IG-11. Click below for our full Visual Guide, and click here to check out our full review.

IG-11 - The Black Series [Phase III]

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Droid Depot Custom Astromech Units have been nominated for the 2020 Toy of the Year award. You can help decide who wins by voting right here

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If you haven’t found them at brick and mortar yet, we wanted to remind you that the Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) and The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Yoda (Force Spirit) figures will go up for order on Walmart’s website today! Very shortly, we will post the time that these two exclusives go live, so be sure to check back soon with us! Find our reviews on the entire The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ collection (including these two figures) HERE!

  

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I wasn’t entirely sure if I was going to post another article like this, because honestly, what else should we expect at this point? But the reports are pouring in that collectors are receiving DESTROYED samples of the Amazon exclusive “Armory” Sith Trooper. Here is an example from JTA reader Garo K. Hopefully, you’ve had a more pleasant experience with this exclusive. As someone who ordered five, I can assure you they arrived without any issue at all. (They also arrived in a box)

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They’re GOLD! Let’s continue to check out a series of sets intended to celebrate the Skywalker Saga. Let’s move forward with the Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith (2005) (Obi-Wan Kenobi/Anakin Skywalker) two-pack. It’s the focused of 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.

Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith (2005) (Obi-Wan Kenobi/Anakin Skywalker)

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New Zealand Mint’s are on right now! This week you can enjoy 15% off when you purchase all three Star Wars Premium Silver Foils for the prequel trilogy. A combination of both color and engraving is used to create a dramatic replica of each film’s poster artwork on 35g of pure silver that has been rolled flat.

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The Amazon exclusive Sith Trooper (Armory Pack) (VC162A) is now shipping, and is also our latest addition to our The Vintage Collection Visual Guide. Click below for our full guide page, and make sure to hop on over and check out our full review while you are at it!

Sith Trooper (Armory Pack) (VC162A) - The Vintage Collection

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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 Captain Phasma (#49) and Cliegg Lars (#50). Each Tuesday, two new cards will be released and be only available for one week.

 

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StarWars.com revealed via their social media outlets the exclusive Dolby Cinema poster. Click below for a full-sized look!

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Kathleen Kennedy Interviewed By Rolling Stone Magazine

Kathleen Kennedy was interviewed by Rolling Stone Magazine, and she gave a few interesting replies about her future at Lucasfilm and the possibility of George Lucas returning to Star Wars for one last time! So click through for highlights from the interview!

Kathleen Kennedy

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Entertainment Weekly’s Star Wars issue is finally here and we’ve been given a look at eight new images as well as an article with bits of information from JJ and most of the cast of The Rise of Skywalker. Not much new information is revealed and it’s a safe read for those avoiding spoilery info, but it does finally shut down the question of which Death Star they’re on for good (despite the first Death Star wreckage being utilized by the people of Alderaan to build an artificial home of sorts some refused to accept it was the DSII). We also got a look at the three new covers for EW which span the three trilogies. Be sure to check out the images and the article!

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Toy Run Tuesday #20 - Clones and Customs

This week was much better than the last when it comes to collecting. I was able to snag a great deal on Facebook Marketplace, and I worked on some customs. Click through to see my week in Star Wars and share yours in the comments!

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They’re GOLD! Let’s continue to check out a series of sets intended to celebrate the Skywalker Saga. Let’s move forward with the Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones (2002) (Mace Windu/Jango Fett) two-pack. It’s the focus of 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.

Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones (2002) (Mace Windu/Jango Fett)

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Disney+ Now Available In Australia And New Zealand

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If any of our readers hail from Down Under, it looks like Australia and New Zealand can now sign up for Disney+. Click here to start your free trial!

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Mark G . from The Black Series Collectors Group posted an image of the single-release of the First Order Snowtrooper that came in the Mystery Box exclusive set for $39.99. As expected, it’s arriving at TARGET singly for $19.99.

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Wo! The super-rare canceled Star Wars [Solo] 5-pack with exclusive Holographic Maz Kanata is only $23 and change on Amazon as of this post. Special thanks to JTA reader Craig F. for the alert!

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There are 2 playsets that would be incredible additions to The Vintage Collection. One needs to be the Razorcrest, that much is clear, but the second might not be so obvious. I’ve taken some screenshots (not photos from my phone this time, yay!), and drew up a couple ideas for how these playsets could be brought to fruition. Click here to take a look!

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They’re GOLD! Let’s check out a series of sets intended to celebrate the Skywalker Saga. Lets begin with the Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999) (Darth Maul/Yoda) two-pack. It’s the focused of 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.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999) (Darth Maul/Yoda)

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Today is the 41st anniversary of The Star Wars Holiday Special, one of the most challenging Star Wars things to get through in one watch, yet still has some charm, like the Boba Fett animated short. Happy Life Day to all!

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Visual Guide Update - Purge Stormtrooper - The Black Series

We have another Visual Guide update from The Black Series [Phase III] line of exclusives. Check out the GameStop exclusive Purge Stormtrooper from the newly released Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game. Click below for our full Visual Guide, and make sure to also check out our full review right here.

Purge Stormtrooper - The Black Series

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All that glitters is not gold, and these Star Wars collectibles are NOT worth their weight in gold. Tune in tomorrow as we give you a gold mine of information. You’ll be as good as gold as we look at them together. You’ll feel like the goose that laid the golden egg once you’re through reading. But it may not feel like you’re listening to the golden oldies. In fact, you may want to watch the Golden Girls instead. Then again, you may believe silence is golden if that was your only option. Either way, tune in tomorrow! This isn’t your parents’ Golden Age of collecting, that’s for dang sure.

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Wow. Hasbro DESTROYED the aesthetics of the classic Kenner card back with the Amazon exclusive “Armory Pack” Sith Trooper. They also broke format in the numbering system by giving this figure the designation of VC162A. Thank goodness the figure is awesome! See everything 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.

'Armory Pack' Sith Trooper

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Now that we’re a significant amount of weeks out from Triple Force Friday, we’re curious to know what you’re finding at retail now. For me, I am only finding exclusives (and with relative ease). But as far as general marketplace items, like the first couple of waves of The Vintage Collection and The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ lines, I am finding almost nothing. There has been sell-through, but I don’t think any of my local stores have restocked. Let us know what you’re finding in your neck of the woods!

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Review: Purge Stormtrooper - TBS6 [P3] - GameStop Exclusive

It feels like circa 2007-2008 again with The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Purge Stormtrooper, a new character from the Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order video game. It’s a GameStop exclusive that’s a bit hard to acquire at the moment (but will be easy to find in the near future). See this cool character 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.

Purge Stormtrooper

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Tonight we are adding the newly released The Black Series [Phase III] Yoda (Force Spirit) to our Visual Guides. Click below to have a look at the full Visual Guide, and click here to check out the full review.

Yoda (Force Spirit) - The Black Series

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

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Check out our new items added this week which include the Mandalorian Stormtrooper Incinerator Helmet and the Poe Dameron Rise of Skywalker X-Wing Fighter.  As always we have some vintage Star Wars goodies ready to ship!

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The second Mandalorian episode was released earlier today! And it’s another winner. I cannot tell you anything really about this episode because a certain spoilery something is very much involved with the plot. The basic plot is simple, the Mandalorian found his target in Chapter 1 and wants to get back to his ship now. On his way back he is attacked by rival bounty hunters who want to kill his bounty, the Mandalorian expertly disposes of them, only to find that when he returns to his ship pesky Offworld Jawas have dismantled it… now he needs the parts back. But the Jawas want something in return… and the fun begins. This episode will be talked about for days and days and possibly even longer. I can tell you that!

Also, let me just tell you that whoever can subscribe to Disney+ and is remotely interested in Star Wars should subscribe now. $6.99, even if the only thing you’ll ever watch is The Mandalorian, is still just $0.88 per episode, and I bet you will rewatch the episodes a lot. It’s a bargain.

This show is a winner. It’s what the vast majority of Star Wars fans have hoped for, it’s what they want and what they need. It will make you happy. You will smile. You will be surprised. The show also expands the Star Wars mythos in a very fundamental way. So don’t wait, don’t hesitate, watch the episode now!  Just one caveat, the second episode is just 31 minutes long. We need more. Now! But we will have to wait until next Friday!

Anyone else who has already seen the episode – or if you enjoy spoilers – can click on the banner below or click through to read my spoiler review of the second episode!

SPOILER WARNING: YOU WILL BE THOROUGHLY SPOILED IF YOU READ THE REVIEW!

The Mandalorian Chapter 2: The Child

 

 

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The Purge Stormtrooper from the Star Wars: Fallen Jedi Order video game (and other sources) was the most difficult 6″ figure for me to acquire this year, but I finally have one. It’s such a great figure, that I thought I’d get a sneak peek gallery up before tomorrow’s review. Now that we have an Airborne Trooper head sculpt, I hope that Hasbro works on an Airborne Trooper 6″ figure from Episode III. I’m surprised we don’t have that character or the Galactic Marine yet. A mix of mostly old and a little bit new, the Purge Stormtrooper borrows from the past while keeping things fresh for the new era of Star Wars. Check out the gallery now.!

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Are YouTube Trailer Views Predicting Box Office Success?

The Hollywood Reporter has released an interesting article about the correlation between YouTube trailer views and box office success on opening weekend. Independent tracking website “Box Office Reports” analyzed data for 421 movies released in the US since 2017 and the Hollywood Reporter looks at the findings in the article.
And according to the findings YouTube trailer views are a good, but not perfect gauge for box office success on opening weekend. The correlation between the trailer views and opening weekend box office is 0.86, which means there is a significant positive correlation between YouTube trailer views and box office (with 0 meaning there is no correlation at all and 1 meaning it’s a perfect positive correlation, 0.86 is a very high correlation). Now the interesting question is: what does that mean for Rise of Skywalker? Trailer views for the movie are rather low. Click through for more!

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Hot Toys has taken to Facebook once again to show off their upcoming Sixth scale releases for The Rise of Skywalker. Rey & D-O Set and Supreme Leader Kylo Ren. Although we don’t get a look at what comes with Kylo Ren just yet, Rey comes with a bevy of nice accessories including her new training mask. Hop on over to Hot Toys on Facebook to view the galleries. 

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Review: Yoda (Force Spirit) - TBS6 [P3] - Walmart Exclusive

It looks as if Hasbro may have tricked Disney into letting them make a Yoda (Force Spirit) 6″ figure by referencing it as a character from The Last Jedi as evidenced by the name on the case assortment box. But this figure is definitely based on the Yoda from Return Of The Jedi. Find out 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.

Yoda (Force Spirit)

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And it is….The Purge Trooper? That’s right. The mysterious figure from the “?” covered image on Gamestop’s website is actually just a Purge Trooper. Many speculated that since the Purge Trooper was already revealed as a Gamestop Exclusive that it wouldn’t make sense for it to be the mystery figure, but unfortunately I was told this wasn’t the case as the employee opened the box in front of me. The good news? Your local GameStop likely has a few in stock since the box my store opened contained 12 and only 2 were pre-orders. So if you need it, nows the time to hit up your GameStop! If you pre-ordered the bundle online and get a different figure, let us know. Now excuse me while I go off to play Fallen Order for 20 hours straight!

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If you’re looking for the latest Walmart exclusives, be sure to check the entertainment section of the store (the area with games, Blu-rays, and televisions). Just today, I found The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Yoda (Force Spirit) and Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight), the latest wave of the “solid gold” figures, and the TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin) figure.

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The Mandalorian Merchandise - Has Disney Dropped The Ball?

Now that the Mandalorian has aired its first episode fans are already talking about what action figures they want. Action figures we will probably either never get or only get months and months later. But let’s not talk about action figures, let’s talk about something that took most fans by surprise and what most fans apparently find most adorable. And to protect those who had no chance to see the show yet, you have to click through to know what I am talking about!

YOU WILL BE SPOILED IF YOU CLICK THROUGH!

Nothing To See

Nothing To See Here, Absolutely Nothing! Move along, move along!

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If you were unable to grab him the first time around at Walmart or you couldn’t find one for pick up at your local Gamestop, the Battlefront Imperial Shock Trooper is now In Stock for shipping and marked down 20% along with ALL other Star Wars collectibles. Grab him while you can!

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Okay, so The Mandalorian has been out for a day now, and I wanted to talk action figures – specifically for The Vintage Collection. What characters would you like to see immortalized in 3.75 inches of plastic? The Mandalorian is already coming, so we won’t use him as a pick here, but click through for some photos and let us know in the comments who you’d like to see in TVC! Mild spoilers may be ahead…

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The Luke Skywalker (Skywalker Strikes) release is fantastic. It’s Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony) but better. Find out 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.

Luke Skywalker (Skywalker Strikes)

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Whether you plan on signing up long term or not, don’t forget you can try for free for 7 days. If you time it right, that can get you 3 episodes of The Mandalorian, and a look at the Star Wars movies in 4K. Also, make sure to stop by and check out our full review of the first episode right here and leave your thoughts on the new series in the comments section of the review. 

There’s certainly enough content live right now worthy of a free trial!

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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 Rey (Jakku) (#47) and Savage Opress (#48). Each Tuesday, two new cards will be released and be only available for one week.

 

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If you haven’t found it at brick and mortar yet, this is a friendly reminder that the Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) will go up for order on Walmart’s website on November 20th which is one week from today. Stay tuned for more details soon!

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If you haven’t found it at brick and mortar yet, this is a friendly reminder that the Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Yoda (Force Spirit) will go up for order on Walmart’s website on November 20th which is one week from today. Stay tuned for more details soon!

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Werner Herzog has taken a role in The Mandalorian, but the man claims to never have seen a Star Wars film. Click through for the enjoyable exchange at Variety.

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HURRY! TVC 501st Legion Clone Trooper IN STOCK On eBay Loose!

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Hurry! eBay seller tunghori has The Vintage Collection 501st Legion Clone Trooper IN STOCK!

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Review: C-3PO & Babu Frik - TBS6 [P3] - TARGET Exclusive

Here is a cool duo! The Black Series [Phase III] C-3PO & Babu Frik is pleasantly surprising. 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.

C-3PO & Babu Frik

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Toy Run Tuesday #19 - Solo Ties

Another fine week in Star Wars. Some good new figures have been leaked. I ehar of new shippers hitting Walmart, but I feel that it may be some time before we get some new items we have yet to hear of. What have you been able to pick up this week? Let us know in the comments!

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: B-Wing Pilot - ROTJ - 1984

JTA reader Will P. is one of many store reports we’re getting that the TBS6 [P3] Wedge Antilles/Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony) wave is arriving at TARGET. I found the wave myself yesterday too!

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JTA reader and friend Russ T. found a ton of the Walmart exclusive Galaxy Of Adventures Luke Skywalker figure at his local Walmart. You can purchase the figure HERE, and you can check out our review of it HERE.

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Today not only saw the debut of Disney+ in North America and a few selected other countries, today also saw the release of the highly anticipated first-ever Star Wars live-action series: The Mandalorian. I wrote a very spoilery review which you can read by clicking on the banner below. But maybe a few of you don’t want to read a spoiler review and for you, I have a few general thoughts: go watch the show! It’s the best thing in a long time, it’s like A New Hope, Rogue One and Solo, it’s your Boba Fett daydream come true, even if the character is not Boba Fett. This series is extremely well made, has a very, very, very interesting premise, and that final scene will be talked about for days and maybe even weeks. This show was made for longtime fans. Everyone can certainly enjoy it, but longtime fans will certainly love every second. So what are you waiting for? If you haven’t watched the episode yet, do it now. And if you have seen it and want to discuss it, then please read my review!

The Mandalorian Episode 1 Review

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Try Disney+ For Free For Seven Days

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Still on the fence about signing up for the new streaming service? Take advantage of the 7-day trial and watch the first 2 episodes of The Mandalorian for free. Click here for their welcome page and get started!

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Welcome To The World Of 4K Star Wars!

That’s right! After all the rumors of 4k versions of the entire saga coming for quite some time now, Disney+ shows up and says “SURPRISE!” The entire Star Wars saga (minus Solo and The Last Jedi which are licensed out currently) are available in 4k and also apparently with Dolby Atmos. I know where I’ll be for the next 24 hours, how about you? Now, we can only hold out hope that when they come to Blu-Ray we get our fabled theatrical releases as well. You can sign up for a free trial and see the first two episodes of The Mandalorian if you are still on the fence. 

You can sign up for a free trial of Disney+ right here!

P.S. Despite being scheduled for a 9 am EST release, The Mandalorian is live and we’ll have reviews coming!

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Review: Sith Trooper - TBS6 [P3] - 92

Here’s the regular version of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Sith Trooper. It’s thefocus of 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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New Black Series Figures Have Leaked?

Four new drawings by Black Series artist Gregory Titus have appeared on Facebook earlier tonight. They show Crait Luke, Zeb, Jar Jar and a clone that might by Commander Bly. Now all of four of these figures were heavily rumored before, Zeb was virtually confirmed by Hasbro, and Crait Luke is all but guaranteed, two more prequel characters would make sense with The Clone Wars returning for a final season and Hasbro revealed quite a few prequel characters only recently. But Titus also created some art for Hammerhead who hasn’t seen a release yet, so apply the usual grains of salt. But my feeling is that we will get all four of these figures in 2020. Thanks to Matthew Cohen for the alert!

Black Series Art by Gregory Titus

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Tonight’s Visual Guide update features the Target exclusive The Vintage Collection Cave of Evil (Special Action Figure Set). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide. Make sure to also visit our full review of this set right here.

Cave of Evil (Special Action Figure Set) - The Vintage Collection

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Gamestop.com 20% Off Sale On Star Wars Figures

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If you’ve been holding off ordering a few of the GameStop exclusives, now might be the time to act! Gamestop.com is having a 20% off sale on their in-stock Star Wars figures. You can pick up the TBS6  Second Sister (Carbonized) figure for $21.59, and TBS6 Clone Commander Fox for $18.39. Plus, free shipping on orders over $35. A big thanks to JTA reader David for the alert!

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: The Emperor - ROTJ - 1984

Here’s the review! It’s a crying shame where The Vintage Collection is at today. The Special Action Figure Set (Cave Of Evil) isn’t the worst thing Hasbro’s done, but it’s like the manifestation of salt in the wound. See the sixteen-image reenactment of Luke’s Jedi training on Dagobah using the vintage Kenner Dagobah playset in our Photo Gallery! Find out 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.

Special Action Figure Set (Cave Of Evil)

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Here we go again. We have a “sneak peek” of the TARGET exclusive The Vintage Collection Special Action Figure Set (Cave Of Evil) three-pack. I wish I could say that this set makes me happy. It does not. (more….)

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

JTA sponsor Brian’s Toys has posted their latest newsletter. Click through for full details!

Get your pre-order on! Tons of good product that will be arriving soon, be sure to place your pre-order today to ensure you will receive the product — Limited Supplies!  Also more non-AFA graded carded figures added.  Yea, the good stuff!

Brian's Toys

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Does The Black Series Need Instruction Leaflets?

People who collect Black Series figures probably encountered the following issue at least once… now how do I put together that accessory or where and how do I store it on the figure? Latest example is Cara Dune, it seems quite a few collectors were puzzled about where to put Cara’s knife. There is a small hole in her left boot into which you can sheathe it.
Maybe this is something that never bothers you, because you figure these things out right away. But maybe you are someone who sometimes misses these details. Is it obvious that Kylo Ren’s hood down piece can be removed so that you can put the hood up option on his head? Will all collectors find out on their own that you can remove C-3PO’s back of the head for Babu Frik to hack him? So the question is: do some figures need leaflets? Click through for a short discussion!

Black Series Cara Dune

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The Vintage Collection "Cave Of Evil" Set Also IN STOCK!

The Vintage Collection Cave Of Evil Special Action FIgure Set is ALSO in stock at TARGET.com.

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The Black Series C-3PO & Babu Frik IN STOCK At Target.com

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Target.com has the TBS6 C-3PO & Babu Frik in stock. Click here for the order page. Thanks to all those that wrote in to let us know!

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Review: First Order Stormtrooper - TBS6 [P3] - 97

Why did Hasbro re-release the First Order Stormtrooper with a different number? And why does the figure produced from different shades of white plastic? See this figure 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.

First Order Stormtrooper

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An image of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Heavy Mandalorian has shown up on Reddit. Check it out! Special thanks to JTA readers Mark W. and Shane F for the alerts!

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I just wanted to make a special post about the wonderful work done by Krazy D’s Kustoms. A few weeks ago I received an item from them, and finally had a chance to put it together. Click here for some photos of my new toys!

Image taken from Krazy D’s Kustoms webpage

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You can also pre-order a Heavy Battle Droid from GameStop right now. Thanks to JTA reader Lewis C. for the alert!

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You can pre-order a “light side” version of Darth Revan from GameStop right now. Thanks to JTA reader Lewis C. for the alert!

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Review: First Order Jet Trooper - TBS6 [P3] - 99

Today we finish up the 23rd wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line with the First Order Jet Trooper, a figure that was released first as a “Carbonized” exclusive. Let’s check out the regular version 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.

First Order Jet Trooper

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JTA was on location yesterday for the official unveiling of the all-new The Rise of Skywalker-themed 737 at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. We were even invited aboard for a first-look at the interior of the plan with its new “light side/dark/side” deco. Here are some links to all of our coverage over on our Facebook page! A big thanks to United for flying us out for the day’s events! You can track this flight using flightaware.com. Just search for tail number N36272.

 

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Review: Jannah - TBS6 [P3] - 98

Here’s another great-looking figure in The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line. We hope Jannah gets a good role in Episode IX because the action figure looks incredibly cool. She comes with a ton of accessories too. Thanks to Entertainment Earth for our review sample! Check her 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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More Star Wars Series Coming To Disney+

Disney released their Q4 earnings report earlier today. Overall, it was a good quarter for Disney, their numbers are better than expected by analysts. Almost all segments see an earnings increase, while operating income has decreased, mostly because of associated costs for Hulu, Disney Plus and Twentieth Century Fox. Theme parks still have lower attendance than before, but average spending per consumer is up which resulted in increased earnings. In the merchandise licensing segment Star Wars was not mentioned at all, instead Toy Story and Frozen were mostly responsible for increased revenue.
With that out of the way let’s briefly talk about what Bob Iger had to say about Star Wars on Disney+ in the earnings call:

Star Wars has three television series, they are in varying forms of production and more in development for Disney Plus and Marvel has many more so, while in the Star Wars case, Star Wars 9 which comes out this December will be the last of the Skywalker Saga, and we’ll go into a hiatus for a few years before the next Star Wars feature there’ll be a lot of creative activity in the interim.

So while Iger didn’t provide any specifics, it seems we can expect more Star Wars series on Disney+ before we get a next movie. Nothing was said about what the series or the new movie(s) will be about. Nothing was said about Rian Johnson, Benioff & Weiss or Kevin Feige. But at least we now that more Star Wars series are in development. What other Star Wars series would you like to see on Disney+?

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JTA has learned that the Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Yoda (Force Spirit) will go up for order on Walmart’s website the same day and time as their exclusive TBS6 [P3] Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) figure, which is November 20th. We will have the time for you in the near future.

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A Touching Article Written By Billie Lourd

I felt I had to share this with all of you since I’ve been seeing a lot of discussions around the web lately regarding the original plans for Episode IX to be “Leia’s Movie”. It’s just crazy to think (regardless of opinions on the Sequel Trilogy) that this will be the last time we see our original heroes in a new feature and I think Billie wrote a nice little piece about her Mother, her Princess, and OUR Princess. Click here to read her feature in TIME. 

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Our Visual Guide tonight focuses on the Walmart exclusive Jabba’s Palace Adventure Set from The Vintage Collection. Click below to check out our full Visual Guide for this set. Be sure to also check out our full review for additional scene images and more.

Jabba's Palace Adventure Set - The Vintage Collection

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JTA is on location at Houston International Airport! United Airlines The Rise of Skywalker plane makes its debuts in Houston. We were invited aboard for a first look at the interior of the plane decorated with some special touches. See our images on our Facebook page!

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They’re currently out of stock, but TARGET online has listed the figures from the Wedge Antilles 6″ wave.

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Holy cannoli. The Vintage Collection Imperial Combat Assault Tank is ONLY $24.99! Get it while it’s cheap! They also have Poe’s X-Wing Fighter for $84.99 too! Special thanks to friend Mark for the alert! They also have Jabba’s Palace, Luke Skywalker (Yavin), and Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard) IN STOCK too!

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JTA reader Greg R. found the exclusive Yoda Spirit and Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) 6″ figures at his local Walmart! They’re out there folks!

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It seems that there may be Walmart stores that don’t know which product is newly released. JTA reader Gold Leader provides us with evidence that the new TVC Tatooine Skiff is 25% off and all of the Galaxy Of Adventures figures are 50% off.

    

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Holy cow! Cara Dune is a perfect 10. She’s a beautiful character, and this action figure is one of Hasbro’s best. We believe she will change the opinion of Disney Star Wars’ female characters (for the better). Cara Dune is more believable than all of the the most heavily-criticized Sequel Trilogy characters combined (and we know nothing about her). We’re so eager to see her in action. Learn everything about her 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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EW.com posted a FANTASTIC article explaining what longtime collectors already know: how pivotal Return Of The Jedi is to the toy line. They describe Return Of The Jedi as “a toy chest in search of a film.” Is there a better description than that? Those of us who backed Jabba’s Sail Barge know the joy of collecting the merchandise from Episode VI. We thought Hasbro realized this, too, but they let it fizzle out to nothing. And there are SO MANY more characters to get to and update. So, Hasbro, instead of using EW to reveal your breaking new toy reveals (that no Star Wars collectors go to visit unless directed there by a fan site), perhaps you should use them as research so you can better the Star Wars toy line. Just a thought.

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Found! Convention Exclusive Skywalker Strikes At GameStop!

I stopped by my local GameStop today during lunch and was shocked to find the Skywalker Strikes Convention exclusive sitting on the shelf. They retail for $39.99 each. If you want this set, you might want to visit your local store too.

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Visual Guide Update - Poe Dameron's X-Wing Fighter - TVC

We have another vehicle update for our The Vintage Collection Visual Guide. Click below to check out Poe Dameron’s X-Wing Fighter. We also have a full review of this vehicle right here.

Poe Dameron's X-Wing Fighter - The Vintage Collection

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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 Salacious B. Crumb (#45) and Chirrut Îmwe (#46). Each Tuesday, two new cards will be released and be only available for one week.

 

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New Galaxy Of Adventures Exclusive 2-Pack Found!

JTA reader and friend Russ T. received notice that his online order for the First Order Jet Trooper (Carbonized) figure was ready for pickup. While out, he stopped at TARGET and found another new product that I don’t believe too many people knew about until now. Click through for his report.

   

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FX Released An Exclusive Trailer For The Mandalorian

Boy oh boy, time just seems to be dragging! But we’ll soon be swamped with Star Wars media from every angle! We have Jedi: Fallen Order coming next Friday, The Rise of Skywalker in December, and all the supplemental books and comics, but first, we have The Mandalorian which is only days away! FX has given us an exclusive trailer that provides some new footage and while it seems like we’ve been getting a TON of new TV spots for this, I for one appreciate the trickles leading up to the release. Take a look and satiate your Mandalorian hunger!

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Review: Wedge Antilles - TBS6 [P3] - 102

It’s unreal it’s taken Hasbro seven years to bring us a second X-wing pilot in the 6″ line. But they finally released Wedge Antilles. You’re going to like this figure very much. 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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It’s since been changed, but Entertainment Earth listed a The Black Series [Phase III] 6"
Clone Commander Bly in this case assortment.

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Hasbro, there is an AWFUL rumor circulating (NOT FROM JTA) that all of the straight repacks you announced this past weekend WILL NOT come with Photo Real deco. We don’t see how that’s possible. You said that all figures released going forward would have Photo Real on them. On the contrary, we’ve also heard they WILL COME with Photo Real deco. At this point, we’re not sure what’s happening with them. But if you don’t include Photo Real deco, it will be one of your most egregious mistakes to date. (more….)

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Toy Run Tuesday #18 - Playtime

This week I didn’t add much to my collection, so instead I played with my toys! What else are they good for anyway? Looking at them?? My 2 year old son has fallen in love with my Starspeeder 1000 and has found all the buttons that make noise. He knows where the astromech droid fits and even how to open the doors (although that one scares me because he grabs the doors to pull them open the whole way…). Click through for some pictures of playtime this week in Star Wars!

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Review: Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony) - TBS6 [P3] - 100

We’ve hit the 100th figure in The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line. And Hasbro took this landmark event for granted by spelling his name incorrectly TWICE on the box. Thankfully, it’s one of the best Luke figures we have. Special thanks to Entertainment Earth for providing us with our review sample! See Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony) 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.

Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony)

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What The Heck Is Up With The Vintage Collection?

After we all saw the dreadful The Vintage Collection reveals only to discover they’re all repacks, I took a few minutes to distill what we all just experienced. When the items went up for pre-order today, I couldn’t help but notice that these new figures are coming in waves releasing in June 2020 and September 2020 (at least that’s what the availability dates showed). SEPTEMBER 2020! This leads me to believe that Hasbro will reveal new figure announcements after The Rise Of Skywalker hits theaters and sandwich them in between the repacks. They have to do this. The line will suffer if they don’t. There are likely quite a few figures of characters that they cannot reveal yet due to the Disney embargo, and I imagine that Hasbro’s desperation to reveal something exclusively to our collector friends in Europe and the like too precedence. If there ARE NOT any new figures other than what was revealed over the weekend through September 2020, you’d have to wonder if the license situation is not in a good state. But, it’s too soon to panic about that. Are you happy with any of the TVC repacks? Do you think it is going to help or hurt the line? Do you think more figures are going to be released in between these?

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We are continuing Visual Guide updates to our The Vintage Collection section, with tonight’s update featuring the AT-ST Raider Best Buy exclusive, which also includes an exclusive Klatooinian Raider figure. Click below to check out our detailed guide page for this vehicle. You can also check out our full review right here.

AT-ST Raider - The Vintage Collection

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If you are excited about the upcoming premiere of The Mandalorian, then head over to Vanity Fair to check out their exclusive look at Ming-Na Wen’s new Star Wars character. And, while you are there, be sure to check out the new mini-trailer showing off some awesome new scenes, including the Mandalorian on a dewback, biker scouts, and speeder bikes. Great stuff!

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Entertainment Earth also has the pre-order page up for the newly revealed The Mandalorian Remnant Stormtrooper. Click through for the pre-order page

The Remnant Stormtrooper and all of the TVC repacks can also be pre-ordered on Amazon.com

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Entertainment Earth has the new The Black Series figures that were announced at this weekend’s European conventions. Click through for the pre-order pages for Count Dooku, Kit Fisto, and Plo Koon.

Update: You can also find all of the new pre-orders on Amazon

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Head on over to tunghori’s eBay store for quite a few new additions today, including TVC Aayla Secura, TVC Wicket, and Disney Droid Factory droids. 

 

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The End Of The Skywalker Saga

Here we are. Four years after everyone was excited about The Force Awakens the (according to Disney) final movie in the Skywalker Saga will be released in less than two months from now. The culmination of a movie series that first changed the world of cinema forever and inspired an entire generation of kids and adults in 1977, when Star Wars introduced us to the Force, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Darth Vader.
And while it was never advertised as such at first, Disney is now emphasing over and over again that the “Skywalker Saga” will be concluded with Episode IX. So maybe now is the perfect time to reflect, to look back, to talk about how we feel about the fact that with Rise of Skywalker everything will end, as far as movies with Skywalkers and original trilogy characters in them are concerned. Much has been written about the sequels, several actors have spoken about how they feel, Anthony Daniels only talked about his feelings last weekend. So let’s talk about how we feel. Click through for more!

Skywalker Safa

The Skywalker Saga

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It looks like there is another member of the First Order as evidenced by the First Order Driver & Treadspeeder set in the Galaxy Of Adventures line, unless it’s just another Hasbro concept. 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.

First Order Driver & Treadspeeder

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You can now pre-order The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Yavin) convention exclusive at Entertainment Earth. Click here for the pre-order page.

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With so much going on personally and behind the scenes, I made an embarrassing mistake on The Black Series [Phase III] Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (90) figure. I didn’t realize the figure came with interchangeable hoods. So, I reshot some important images, added comparison shots and tweaked my text in the review. Sometimes things get overlooked, especially working with an insane schedule. But special thanks to JTA reader Bob S. for alerting me to my error and allowing me to revisit this figure. Also, thanks to Entertainment Earth for providing us with our sample. You can see the revised gallery and review HERE.

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The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Palace Adventure Playset is showing up in substantial numbers across the country. JTA reader Geoffrey E. eagerly sends in a report about what he found at his local Walmart!! As we’ve told you, this exclusive exceeded everyone’s expectations. But I hope all of the reordering doesn’t turn into clearance fodder. That’s the last thing this set needs to experience. Click through for more.

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Tonights Visual Guide update features the amazing Tatooine Skiff from The Vintage Collection. Click below to check out our full Visual Guide. You can also check out our full review of this vehicle right here.

Tatooine Skiff - The Vintage Collection

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New The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figure have shown up on Brickseek. Thanks to JTA reader Chad R. for the alert and for distilling the listings.

SW BL CL JAR JAR BINKSKU: 539365892
SW BL E5 HOTH REBEL TROOPERSKU: 701644725
SW BL E8 LUKE SKYWALKER CRAITSKU: 791955736
SW BL CL COUNT DOOKUSKU: 335399027
SW E8 BL BLACK SERIES FORCE GHOST YODASKU: 372597868

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Hasbro Press Images From Barcelona Manga Convention 2019

Hasbro has released the press images from their presentation at the Barcelona Manga Convention 2019. Head on over to our Facebook page for the full gallery. 

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Review: IG-11 - TBS6 [P3] - Best Buy Exclusive

Next up is the Best Buy exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] IG-11 6″ figure. It’s cool. 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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JTA reader Jon M. purchased a TBS6 [P3] Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony) figure at his local retailer today. Interestingly, Hasbro goofed on the spelling of the character’s name TWICE on the box with TWO different errors. You can find both LUKE SKYWALKWER (YAVIN CEREMONY) and LUKE SKWALKER (YAVIN CEREMONY) on the same box!

   

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: 8D8 - ROTJ - 1984

We are wrapping up our run of Galaxy of Adventures Visual Guide updates with the R2-D2/BB-8/D-O 3-Pack. Click below to check out these all-new five-inch figures, and then make sure to head over and read our full review of this set. You can also check out our Galaxy of Adventures Visual Guide index for guides to all of these figures.

R2-D2/BB-8/D-O - Galaxy of Adventures - Five Inch Figures

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Four new Star Wars items were revealed at 2019’s Manga Barcelona Hasbro presentation. As usual, 6″ collectors get another new 6″ figure: Count Dooku. And TVC collectors get the fantastic news that Anakin SKywalker (The Clone Wars), Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Clone Wars), Wicket, and Darth Maul are reentering the line once again. Jedi Insider has more information.

   

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I received my Walmart exclusive TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin) in the mail today (and in perfect condition). If you ordered yours, keep an eye out for it. If you’ve not picked this up yet, it’s still in stock at Walmart.com

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HURRY! tunghori has the brand new Luke Dagobah and the SUPER RARE Que-Mars Redath in stock. They won’t last long!

    

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Did you see The Star Wars Show blow up the HasLab Jabba’s Sail Barge (The Khetanna) to recreate the scene in Return Of The Jedi? Sacrilege! They didn’t have any 6″ figures to blow up instead? Maybe this was a manifestation of what Hasbro is doing to The Vintage Collection line with all of those horrid repacks announced a couple of days ago? They wanted to illustrate what’s to come of the line. Check out the video!

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JTA reader Lewis found the brand new exclusive Black Series Rise of Skywalker C-3PO & Babu Frik action figure at his local Target on Friday. And the brand new figure is already discounted, you can grab it for $17.99. And if you text “TOY” (without quotation marks) to 827438 you will receive a 25% off coupon for any toy or children’s book.
The figure is also available in other parts of the world already, I bought the figure today, from my local German etailer and I will get it shipped next week. But of course it was much more than $17.99. I had to pay about $43…. we love exclusives in Europe! Anyway, if you want C-3PO and the tiny, tiny Babu Frik figure now is probably a good time to go to your local Target! Thanks to Lewis for the alert and the photo!

Black Series C-3PO & Babu Frik

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Are you ready to check out The VIntage Collection AT-ST Raider which is a Best Buy exclusive? It’s very expensive, but comes with an incredible pack-in figure. You’ll never guess what base figure Hasbro used to make him too! Learn everything you need to know about this set 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.

AT-ST Raider

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JTA reader Ruben J. found The Vintage Collection Cave Of Evil Special Action Figure Set at his local TARGET shelves. Sadly, he couldn’t take them home because of the November 10th street date. But we do have a HUGE image of it to share with you. Your thoughts in the comments please!

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Nikto - ROTJ - 1984

Since Hasbro does not do their due diligence and release the most senseless repacks, we thought we would to help you. If you want to save over $8 on the upcoming  and unnecessary reissued General Lando Calrissian figure, you can get him RIGHT NOW for $4.87 at Walmart’s online store. There is no reason to shell out $13+ for a pre-order when Walmart’s giving it away as we speak.

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So many good items to buy from this week. Retro Vintage Style Star Wars to actual Vintage Star Wars!  Helmets, Galaxy Figures, and much much more.  Check out the goods this week at Brian’s Toys.

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I am trying my best not to have an aneurysm after learning today’s news that Hasbro is re-releasing the plain white infantry Clone Trooper (VC45) figure from The Vintage Collection, another one of their many repacks for the line we discovered today. I’m shaking my head in disbelief. You have to wonder if they have any understanding of the line, or if they really listen to us after claiming they do. If they decided to re-release this figure’s sculpt, then why the heck did they not choose to go with the Clone Captain (red) or Clone Commander (yellow) that we’ve been waiting a decade to receive? Hasbro, if you have any mercy on our nerves, PLEASE skip the all-white Clone Trooper and get these Clone Officers out in the line first. It’s a stat emergency! It’s an action figure CODE RED (and YELLOW)! It’s way beyond the threshold of pain that we’ve been waiting for these figures. What’s the issue?

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Hasbro Press Images From Lucca Comics & Games 2019

Hasbro has released the press images from their presentation at Lucca Comics & Games 2019. Head on over to our Facebook page for the full gallery. 

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Visual Guide Update - Darth Vader - Galaxy of Adventures

Let’s finish out the basic figures from wave 1 of the new Five Inch Galaxy of Adventures figures with our Visual Guide of Darth Vader. Click below for the full guide page. Make sure to also head over and read our full review on this figure too.

Darth Vader - Galaxy of Adventures - Five Inch Figures

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Hasbro, Are You KIDDING Us With All Of These TVC Repacks?

Two brand new The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures ALWAYS means two to four The Vintage Collection straight repacks. Sigh. When do you think Hasbro will catch on that they’re destroying the line? But maybe not all is lost if they do a couple of things differently. (more….)

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Disney Droid Factory BB-H19 IN STOCK!

The Droid Factory BB-H19 figure is IN STOCK if you need it. Special thanks to Mark for the alert!

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If you still need The Vintage Collection Jabba’s Palace Playset exclusive from Walmart, they’re BACK IN STOCK!!

 

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Hasbro promised new reveals all along the way on their world tour. Along with the new The Black Series figures revealed, they also revealed a new wave of repacks/repaints for The Vintage Collection. With an all-new video game, tv show, AND movie all coming within 45 days of each other, you would think NEW would be the main event! Anyways, a big thanks to the team at Guerrestellari.net for getting this information out!

     

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Black Series Kit Fisto And Plo Koon Revealed!

Hasbro promised more action figure reveals at various European conventions, and after Paris and London they now revealed two all new Black Series figures at the Lucca Comics & Games convention in Italy!
Prequel fans have been asking for more Jedi for years now, and it seems Hasbro is finally willing to deliver: meet Kit Fisto and Plo Koon, two of the most favorite prequel Jedi! Now while the headsculpts are all new, of course, the hands as well, it seems both figures re-use the Obi Wan and Mace Windu body, which is a bit unfortunate, but nevertheless, we finally get more Jedi and more (humanoid) aliens in the line! Click through for a few more photos! All the photos come courtesy of Italian Star Wars site guerrestellari.net!

Black Series Kit Fisto & Plo Koon

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So, Hasbro is into blind-boxed packaging now? Heaven help us. Is this the only way they can charge $40 for a 6″ figure now? We like the contents of this set, but not its price. Learn about The Black Series [Phase III] Collector Mystery Box 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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Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Sales from New Zealand Mint!

New Zealand Mint has just told us they will be having a holiday sale on the run-up to Christmas, including discounts on a range of Star Wars limited edition pure silver and gold coins, silver coin notes, foils and miniatures. Sign up today to receive NZ Mint news via email and you’ll get these specials sent directly to your inbox!

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