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If you ordered The Vintage Collection The Mandalorian/Cara Dune wave at Entertainment Earth, they’re now shipping. They’re still taking orders for shipment in April if you still need this fantastic set of action figures! Special thanks to JTA reader Todd C. for the alert!.

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Vintage Star Wars Posters Up For Auction At Brian's Toys

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Make sure to check out some of the auctions Brian’s Toys have going for vintage Star Wars posters. They have quite a few anniversary posters up, including the Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back 10th-anniversary editions. Click here to visit their eBay store.

         

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Today completes JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! Let’s look at the rarest modern figure of all time, the Freeze Frame Weequay Skiff Guard figure. See our full gallery with cool skiff shots! It’s pretty good! See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Weequay Skiff Guard

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HURRY! The Walmart Exclusive Retro Collection The Empire Strikes Back figures are available for pre-order at Walmart online!

UPDATE: Boba Fett & Princess Leia Organa (Hoth) are both out of stock. The other 4 are still available. 


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Gamestop will get yet another “Gaming Greats” Black Series figure. This time it is a Stormtrooper Commander from Force Unleashed with some battle damage and blue deco. Which means this is a legends figure, technically speaking. The photo was posted on Reddit, the figure should be available in North America very soon. Canada has a confirmed release date of March 1st! The US will probably not be far behind and other territories will certainly get the figure as well.
Hasbro is really making the most of their Original Trilogy Stormtrooper sculpt. Will you add this latest paint variant to your collection? Do you think more Force Unleashed figures may follow? What about a 6 inch scale Starkiller figure? And: why did Hasbro not reveal this figure at toy fair when the release is imminent? Thanks to “Cadesky” for the alert!

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Black Series Stormtrooper Commander (click to enlarge)

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After New York Toy fair last weekend, our friends over at Banthaskull were invited to participate in a follow-up Q&A with the Hasbro reps who presented the Star Wars panel. It was a very insightful interview, and they got some specific answers about the line instead of general PR responses. You can read the full interview on Banthaskull here, but there is one important part I want to cover with this article: repacks. Click here for more…

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There are only TWO MORE DAYS of JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! Let’s look at Saelt-Marae (Yak Face). It’s pretty good! See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Saelt-Marae (Yak Face)

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New to the Star Wars Authentics site – Episodic photos from Chapter 6 of The Mandalorian. They just added new episodic photos from Chapter 6 of The Mandalorian to the Star Wars Authentics site including images of Mayfeld’s gang played by Bill Burr, Natalia Tena, Clancy Brown, Mark Boone Junior and more.

Click here to see the full Mandalorian photo collection which now features over 400 images.

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We’re almost done with JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! Here she is! The figure that changed the collecting landscape! Let’s review Princess Leia Organa (As Jabba’s Prisoner). Although imperfect, the figure still looks good. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Princess Leia Organa (As Jabba's Prisoner)

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Even though the following news is not directly related to Star Wars I suppose most Star Wars fans are also huge fans of Indiana Jones. A fifth movie is scheduled to be released in summer 2021, but earlier tonight Variety broke the news that Steven Spielberg has decided to no longer direct the movie, he will stay on as a producer, however. And while the reasons for Spielberg’s leaving have certainly nothing at all in common with the usual Lucasfilm Star Wars shenanigans, it’s still somewhat perplexing to see how almost no Lucasfilm production can stay out of trouble. Indiana Jones already has a troubled production with various delays. Variety also reports that Indy 5 still has some script issues, two months before filming is supposed to begin. Where have we heard that before… Solo writer Jonathan Kasdan is attached to the project at the moment, he took over from David Koepp who wrote the script for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. George Lucas has no involvement with Indy 5. Harrison Ford will still star as Indiana Jones. According to Variety Logan director James Mangold is in talks to direct the movie, but there has been no actual confirmation yet.
James Mangold was originally meant to direct the cancelled Boba Fett movie, he will direct a season 2 episode of The Mandalorian, so Lucasfilm is still on good terms with him. His latest movie is Ford v Ferrari, which was positively received by audiences. Let’s hope Mangold will stay with the movie all the way through to the end if he’s hired and that Indy 5 will be a proper send off for the adventurer portrayed by Harrison Ford.

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Steven Spielberg will no longer direct Indiana Jones 5

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The next two cards from the weekly Topps Star Wars Living Set are now out, and what a great pairing! Not only does Carrie Fisher get card number 77, but she also gets paired with her daughter’s character. Featuring the iconic blue starfield and the impressive artwork of Kris Penix, check out Princess Leia (#77) and Lieutenant Connix (#78). Each Tuesday, two new cards will be released and be only available for one week. Click here to view the entire Star Wars Living archive, including individual print runs.

 

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New Black Series Figures Rumored

Fellow collecting website Jedi Insider posted a scoop last night. They have heard rumors about brand new upcoming Black Series figures! Click through for the rumored list of all new figures coming in The Black Series!

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Hasbro Showcases The Black Series Snowspeeder In New Video

Hasbro released a video about the brand new Black Series Snowspeeder on Hasbro Pulse. Patrick and Eric introduce us to the Snowspeeder, they talk a bit about the approach they took when the vehicle was designed and what features it has. It’s a 4 minute video that may whet your appetite for the awesome Snowspeeder some more! You have to go to Hasbro Pulse to watch the video.

Have you pre-ordered your Snowspeeder yet?

Eric and Patrick from Hasbro with Black Series Snowspeeder

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We’re almost done with JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! Let’s keep things moving along! Next up is Nien Nunb. It’s a fantastic repack, and a good figure. 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.

Nien Nunb

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BREAKING NEWS: Bob Iger Steps Down As CEO Of Disney

Bob Iger steps down as CEO effective immediately, he will be an executive chairmain through 2021. Bob Chapek, who used to oversee the Disney parks, will be the new CEO of Disney.

Not much else is known at the moment, we will update this article once more details emerge.

No longer CEO of Disney, Bob Iger

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NY International Toy Fair: Hasbro Q&A With Star Wars Figuren

Our friends at StarWarsFiguren have posted their Hasbro Q&A from NY Toy Fair. Give it a listen!

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Toy Run Tuesday #34 - Concepts and Props

Last week I didn’t really have much to show you for Toy Run Tuesday, but this week I do! I got a few packages in the mail throughout the week with some great Star Wars items. I’m excited to share them with you, so click here to check out the photos!

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We’re almost done with JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! Let’s keep things moving! Next up is Malakili (Rancor Keeper). It’s another bad repack, but it’s a good figure. 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.

Malakili (Rancor Keeper)

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What We Learned About Project Luminous and the High Republic

So there was an “event” of sorts with a bunch of the authors involved in Project Luminous tonight and with very little fanfare. StarWars.com has shared some of the details regarding the High Republic and the new books. There is also a little video that pretty much sums up what it’s all about so take a look. But very quickly and to the point, the Jedi of this period are “like the knights of the round table” and the threat is coming from the borders of the republic with the main threat known as the Nihil (pronounced Nile) who are like space Vikings. What do the Jedi fear most? Losing the light! To see the video, some concept art, and a few new book covers be sure to click through!

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Welcome to the High Republic!

As we wait for the first official news of Project Luminous tonight (supposedly), we got our first look at where we will be heading. Charles Soule, writer of many of the best modern Star Wars comics, will deliver his first full Star Wars novel The High Republic: Light of the Jedi. There are also some other as-of-yet untitled Project Luminous titles listed on the Random House site, but this cover has gotten me pretty excited. Hopefully, this announcement will give us some amazing new content to look forward to. As a fan of the comics and novels, I’m personally excited to read a Charles Soule novel about a completely new era in Star Wars history, but I am also anxious to see where this goes in film/tv. Are you looking forward to moving outside of the Skywalker Saga? Let us know!

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Hey Hasbro! Your art department has some work to do on the upcoming The ViIntage Collection Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) figure. (Thank you for releasing this long-awaited figure by the way.) While we received this card art on the first edition Luke Skywalker (Endor Capture) figure from 2010, it’s nice to see everything corrected and in place for this ultimate release. However, there is ONE major error we’re hoping you can fix to help authenticate the original vintage Kenner release from 1983. To our readers, by comparing the thumbnail images below, can you see what differs between the two of them? If not, click through for the answer!

    

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Available now exclusively at Star Wars Authentics – Official photos from Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 Episode 1 – “The Bad Batch!”  The first ‘batch’ of new photos from The Clone Wars includes images from the first episode of the new season along with the Season 7 poster.

Click here to check out the current collection of over 350 photos from Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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Amazon has pre-order pages up (no images yet!) For the 6 missing numbered figures from The Vintage Collection that were left out of the Toy Fair announcements (Power Droid is VC167, and Luke is VC175)! Pre-order links below! Thanks to JTA reader Craig for the alert!

UPDATE: We hope you got your orders in because Amazon has taken the pages down!

 

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Fun Picture Of The Day

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I just came across the cover for this children’s book by author Jeffrey Brown! It was released in August 2019 and you can get it on Amazon (it has a 5 star rating!). Something about the cover makes me laugh… so I wanted to share it with you.

I wonder what the intended message is…. at least everyone seems to be happy! But is it fair that Poe seems to carry most of the weight?

Rey and Pals

Rey and Pals (click for larger version)

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Brian Goldner Talks About Star Wars In Earnings Call

Last Friday Hasbro presented their Q4 and full year 2019 numbers. Previously, I showed you several detailed charts. But since almost nothing can be deduced about the performance of Star Wars it makes little sense to dwell on the numbers all that much. So I will only briefly touch upon the numbers in the article and include two charts! More interesting are the statements by Hasbro, and here mainly by Brian Goldner, made in the earnings conference call with analysts. So what does Hasbro has to say about Star Wars? Click through to find out!

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If you have been waiting for Disney+ and you are from the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, or Switzerland, you can now pre-sale Disney+ at a discounted rate. Click here to check your rates! Disney+ Will go live on March 24 for Western Europe!

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We’re moving quickly through JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! Next up is Lando Calrissian (As Skiff Guard). It’s another bad repack. 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.

Lando Calrissian (As Skiff Guard)

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While NY Toy Fair was gut-wrenching and devastating to most, the announcement of the Lars homestead EG-6 Power Droid was such incredible news for me. I was so excited it was confirmed (it’s been hinted by my sources for over a year and a half now), that I didn’t care that Hasbro phoned it in for the rest of The Vintage Collection reveals. We’ve posted nearly half a dozen front-page articles whining and moaning how Hasbro has NEVER updated the vintage Kenner Power Droid figure in the modern line. It only took them years, but I could not be happier that the modern definitive modern update to the vintage Kenner Power Droid is finally here. (Be prepared for more whining and moaning for the few others yet to be made too in the near future.) (more….)

  

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Check out the newly listed Master Replica items!  These stunning pieces would be great for display.  These are however going fast so check with [email protected] to strike a deal!  More vintage Star Wars added and more to come soon.

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NY International Toy Fair Hasbro PRESS IMAGES

See the official PRESS IMAGES from Hasbro on our Facebook page!

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An image of Toys R Us Canada labels leaked online revealing a The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Deluxe Luke Skywalker and Yoda set based on The Empire Strikes Back! Special thanks to The Black Series 6″ Facebook page for the image! Other exclusives have been revealed too!

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Also Available From Walmart: TVC Power Droid

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You can also order The Vintage Collection Power Droid at Walmart’s online store! Special thanks to friend Mark for the alert once again!

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Get the TBS6 40th Anniversary figures from The Empire Strikes Back for only $19.97 at Walmart’s online store! Special thanks to friend Mark for the alert! Click each image below to order that figure.

         

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You’d think that after 25 years of owning the license rights to the Star Wars toy line that Hasbro would know characters like the Imperial Stormtroopers and Boba Fett need to be produced at extremely higher numbers than say, oh Lando Calrissian and Han Solo (Hoth). Hasbro/Walmart – the Retro Collection Boba Fett sold out in moments and everyone is mad and frustrated that we’re going through this once again. Please get Boba Fett solid case assortments made, and get this highly-requested and wanted action figure in stock again ASAP! This isn’t an issue with limiting quantities. Everyone should be able to order as many as he or she wants.

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Hasbro Showroom Gallery At Bantha Skull

Our good friends at Bantha Skull have a great image gallery of the showroom floor at the Hasbro Toy Fair presentation. Check it out!

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We’re moving quickly through JTA’s The Power Of The Force "2" Silver "Jubileap" Celebration! Next up is the Han Solo (In Endor Gear). It’s another bad repack. 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.

Han Solo (In Endor Gear)

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Following the rather lackluster Toy Fair presentation one has to wonder what Hasbro’s strategy for Star Wars is, now that the license has been extended for a new multi-year deal. With the Mandalorian still fresh on people’s minds, Baby Yoda still very popular and a brand new season of The Clone Wars airing on Disney+ right now one would think that Hasbro would focus much of its efforts on supporting the two new shows. Especially given that fact that The Mandalorian has proven to be extremely popular with most collectors. But instead we got (almost) nothing for either of the two shows. So what is Hasbro’s strategy? Click through for some thoughts!

Hasbro Star Wars Battle Bobblers

Hasbro Star Wars Battle Bobblers were revealed today

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HURRY! The Walmart Exclusive Retro Collection The Empire Strikes Back figures are available for pre-order at Walmart online!

    
    

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Check Out The Jedi News Hasbro Q&A

Jedi News has posted their Q&A from the Media Event today over on their Facebook page. Click here to check it out!

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Amazon has listed all 10 figures from the first two waves of The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary figure for pre-order. Click the images below for links to each page. Click here for a general search listing.

 

 

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Amazon has opened pre-orders for today’s two TVC basic figure reveals: Power Droid (VC167) and Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) (VCV175)

     

 

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Hey TVC collectors! Is it possible that Lando Calrissian (Sandstorm Outfit) (VC89), Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit) (VC95), Darth Malgus (VC96) will be joining the all-new Episode 4 Power Droid? Entertainment Earth has redacted the names but left numbers either for misdirection, or they forgot to remove them! What do you think? Only one figure from the three makes sense.

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Many of today’s reveals, including the TBS 40th figures (for $20.99), can now be pre-ordered at Entertainment Earth

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The Vintage Collection NYTF Reveals - All THREE of Them!

Well, I’m not sure why I was expecting to see Mandalorian and Clone Wars merchandise this Toy Fair. It’s not like The Mandalorian was the number one tv show when it aired, and fans haven’t been greatly anticipating the return of The Clone Wars for nearly a year now. Nevermind all that, what we want are repacks! At least they look nice. Click through to check them out!

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All The Hasbro Toy Fair Black Series Reveals! [Updated]

After the three hour long Marvel Legends presentation that showed off what felt like 10,000,000 new figures the Star Wars team took the stage. And while many Star Wars collectors will probably feel let down by the scarcity of actual new things we didn’t know about already, Hasbro did show off at least a few nice things for The Black Series! So click through for all the things that were revealed at Toy Fair for the Black Series!

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The Black Series Snowspeeder, coming later this summer

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Toy Fair 2020: Hasbro Presentation Slides

Did you miss out on the livestream? Do you want to look at the slides longer than they allowed? We painstakingly screen-capped the key images of new products revealed. Click through to see screenshots from the Hasbro Toy Fair livestream for you to peruse and enjoy. From The Vintage Collection, to The Black Series 6” lines, we have it covered.

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It’s all about The Empire Strikes Back. Most of the products today are based on Episode V Click through for what’s coming!

UPDATE: See slides from the presentation HERE!

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New Star Wars Live Action Project In Development

Several reports came in yesterday evening that Lucasfilm is developing a new Star Wars live action project and have hired writer/director J.D. Dillard and writer Matt Owens for it. Click through for more details!

J.D. Dillard (left) and Matt Owens (right)

J.D. Dillard (left) and Matt Owens (right)

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Reminder: Hasbro Preview Event Livestream At 1:30 PM ET

For those wanting to tune in today, here’s your friendly reminder that Hasbro is livestreaming their Entertainment Brand Preview Event on their Hasbro Pulse Facebook page. The livestream starts at 1:30 PM ET. We will be distilling all of the line reveals in separate articles so that anyone interested can discuss accordingly. 

 

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We’re moving very briskly within JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! Next up is the Gamorrean Guard. How can you not love this figure? 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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The Retro Collection The Empire Strikes Back Wave

The next wave of The Retro Collection is making its rounds on Social Media. Check out the six figures from The Empire Strikes Back

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Millennium Falcon Mission Fleet Vehicle Revealed

It turns out there is one more vehicle coming to the all new Star Wars: Mission Fleet toyline. The official reveal on io9 the other day didn’t mention one very important vehicle, but Hasbro released press photos of it earlier today. There will also be a Millennium Falcon Mission Fleet vehicle with Han Solo figure. The cockpit opens and Han can sit inside of it. You can also open up the back to reveal the holochess table and enough space to have two figures sit down (however, they don’t sit around the holochess table). As with all the other Mission Fleet sets you also get some kind of minigun that fires projectiles, it can be mounted on a small treadspeeder, both parts can also be attached to the Millennium Falcon.

Does this new Millennium Falcon interest you?

Star Wars: Mission Fleet Millennium Falcon

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New to the Star Wars Authentics site – Episodic photos from Chapter 5 of The Mandalorian. You can see the full Mandalorian photo collection here which now features over 350 images.

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LEGO The Mandalorian Razorcrest Set Announced

Yesterday the all new Amazon exclusive LEGO Razorcrest set was announced. It will retail for $129.99, on Amazon (it will also be available from LEGO directly). Release date is September 1st, 2020. The set has 1,023 pieces and comes with several minifigs: The Mandalorian, an exclusive Baby Yoda, IG-11, Greef Carga and a Remnant Scout Trooper. The Razorcrest has at least one all new part, the cockpit piece. Will you add the LEGO Razorcrest to your collection?

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LEGO Razorcrest (click for larger version)

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Retro Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Game Announced

The Retro collection will return in 2020! Earlier today Hasbro released images for the upcoming Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Game! The board game comes with a new Luke Skywaper Snowspeeder Pilot figure on Retro cardback! Click through for a few more photos!

Hasbro Retro Hoth Ice Planet Adventuer Game

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Keep an eye on the pre-orders page over at Entertainment Earth starting right now, as they are starting to add pre-orders for all of the newly announced Toy Fair reveals. You can check out Funko pre-orders here, and Hasbro pre-orders here. They will continue to add items to these pages as they are revealed. 

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The wait is finally over, after months and months of speculation Hasbro and Disney finally announced that both companies will extend their partnership and that Hasbro will continue to make toys for both Star Wars and Marvel! This is a multi-year deal and covers both theatrical releases and shows on Disney+!

Not much else is known at the moment, i.e. how much was paid, if royalty rates are more reasonable now or when the new agreement will expire. We will update this article once we learn more!

What are your thoughts now? Are you happy that Hasbro will keep making Star Wars toys (and Marvel Legends, of course)? In my opinion Hasbro was and is still the best partner for Disney. Leave your own thoughts in the comments!

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Let’s continue to move forward with JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Next up is EV-9D9. It’s a solid figure but desperately needs an update. It was also a carried-forward into the Freeze Frame Action Slide line! 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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Coming soon to Star Wars Authentics – Official photos from Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7! The final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars begins tomorrow, Friday 2/21 with the first episode of ‘The Bad Batch’ arc.

On Monday 2/24 Star Wars Authentics will have official photos from this episode live on the site. In the meantime, here’s one preview image – a promo photo of Ahsoka which was included for Disney’s media guests at New York Toyfair earlier today.

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The All New Hasbro Mission Fleet

While nothing was officially revealed for The Vintage Collection or The Black Series today, I suppose we will have to wait for Hasbro’s Toy Fair panel for that, the all new Mission Fleet was introduced – on io9, the source for Star Wars collecting news serious collectors use (note: sarcasm). So let’s take a quick look at what the Mission Fleet is!

Hasbro Mission Series The Mandalorian

Hasbro Mission Fleet The Mandalorian

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Photo Of Black Series Baby Yoda In The Box Has Leaked

A photo of the Black Series Baby Yoda, officially “The Child”, has appeared on Twitter. And in true leaker guild fashion the photo was taken by a potato camera. So you can barely see anything, but it appears to be the real deal! Thanks to Steven U for the alert!

The Black Series Baby Yoda

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New Star Wars Products Revealed Ahead Of Toy Fair

StarWars.com has showcased new products from a variety of licensees. Click through to check out some of the upcoming toys and merchandise to debut at Toy Fair this year.

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The Rise of Skywalker Coming To Blu-ray March 31

The final movie in the Skywalker Saga will be coming home on March 31. Click through for the full Blu-ray specs

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Let’s continue to move forward with JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! We’re looking at some of the better “green” repacks! Next up is the Emperor’s Royal Guard and although it looks nice, it’s a terrible action figure. It was carried-forward into the Freeze Frame Action Slide line! 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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Topps Star Wars Living Set (Week 38) - Kylo Ren & Kit Fisto

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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 Kylo Ren (#75) and Kit Fisto (#76). Each Tuesday, two new cards will be released and be only available for one week. Click here to view the entire Star Wars Living archive, including individual print runs.

 

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The Clone Wars "Bad Batch" Preview On StarWars.com!

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Check out the “Bad Batch” preview at StarWars.com, the new upcoming episode of The Clone Wars only on Disney+. Get your Disney+ membership HERE!

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Cassian Andor Disney+ Series Filming Delayed

In what almost feels like Groundhog Day, website Geeks WorldWide broke the exclusive story yesterday that filming for the Cassian Andor Disney+ series will be pushed back several months. Tony Gilroy was hired a while ago to fix script issues and to direct several episodes. But now new script issues have surfaced and the filming date has been pushed back as result of that. Filming was to begin in June, no new date is known. However, only recently Diego Luna confirmed that filming will begin in 2020. One has to wonder why only The Mandalorian doesn’t seem to suffer from any production issues at all, while both Kenobi and Cassian Andor are plagued by script issues and delays.

Cassian Andor

Coming to you a little bit later

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Let’s continue to move forward with JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! We’re looking at some of the better “green” repacks! Next up is Emperor Palpatine which is an imperfect, but decent release in the Freeze Frame Action Slide line! 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.

Emperor Palpatine

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We have a sneak peek for you on the next wave of The Vintage Collection. Check out Cara Dune (VC164), The Mandalorian (VC166) and the Remnant Stormtrooper (VC165). This is one solid wave, and one of Hasbro’s finest in a VERY long time. Cara Dune is excellent. She looks a little bit too much like Mandy Moore, but you probably won’t care. She comes with the dagger, but it’s permanently attached to her boot unfortunately. The Mandalorian is another excellent release. The paint operations look off in a few spots, but again, you need to have a discriminating eye to see the issues. The Remnant Stormtrooper is what it is, and that’s an excellent new version of the Rogue One Imperial Stormtrooper. Hasbro went cheap on the deco on the figure’s posterior. They should have pulled out all the stops and made the figure as filthy as possible. All figures come with 30 points of articulation. Anyway, reviews are coming very shortly, so check out the complete galleries and dioramic shots RIGHT NOW!



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Wow! Hasbro will be livestreaming the Hasbro Pulse Entertainment Brand Preview Event this Saturday on Facebook Live, February 22nd at 1:30 PM. Pre-orders for new products will also be made avaialble for Hasbro Pulse Premium members until 4 PM ET. If it’s time to reup, click HERE.

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Toy Run Tuesday #33 - Missing The Mandalorian

Welcome back to another issue of TRT. This week, many of you found the new Vintage Collection wave. Unfortunately, I did not. I am still on the hunt! So how did my week in Star Wars go? Click here to find out, and let us know how your week went in the comments.

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Let’s continue to move forward with JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! We’re looking at some of the better “green” repacks! Next up is AT-ST Driver which is one of the rarest figures in the Freeze Frame Action Slide line! 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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Nipping at the heels of our positive article on the Sequel Trilogy, I’d thought I’d share an astounding custom figure of Emperor Palpatine by my respected good friend Josh Makison. I want one of these. Look at this stunning work!

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The Deafening Silence Of The Sequel Trilogy

As someone who, in my strong opinion, was justifiably critical of the Sequel Trilogy, I had zero hopes or expectations for The Rise Of Skywalker. ZERO! However, the last thing I ever expected was to like the film. A LOT. Let’s face some basic facts. The Sequel Trilogy went the wrong way for Star Wars. (more….)

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Where, Oh Where Has TVC Gone? Oh Where, Oh Where Can It Be?

It’s fantastic some Walmart stores are getting the latest TVC figures. But it’s been over a month now, and TARGET hasn’t received a blessed restock of TVC figures in about eight of the ten TARGET stores in my area. What DOES arrive in stores and sit are the latest The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures. The same figures haven’t been touched by 6″ collectors. Why? Online? What’s the excuse? Hasbro: Stores, well, the ones that decided to still carry TVC mind you, are SCREAMING for more figures. Why is it so difficult to fill the pegs? For the record, in the Star Wars aisle at this particular TARGET in Princeton NJ there are seven TVC Snokes rotting. (The image below shows the end cap.)

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Let’s move forward with JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! We’re looking at some of the better “green” repacks! Next up is Admiral Ackbar which is a collector-favorite! 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.

Admiral Ackbar

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More Walmart Store Finds Of The Latest TVC Figures!

JTA reader and friend Russ T. found the latest wave of The Vintage Collection in the Plainfield NJ area of the country. While not hitting everywhere at the moment, the reports are consistent. Let us know if you’ve found this great wave too!

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HURRY! GameStop Exclusive Jedi Knight Revan BACK IN STOCK!

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You can once again order both of the Gaming Greats The Black Series figures at GameStop.com. Both Jedi Knight Revan and Heavy Battle Droid are listed as In Stock. Thanks to JTA reader Alva M. for the alert!

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Let’s move forward with JTA’s The Power Of The Force "2" Silver "Jubileap" Celebration! We’re looking at some of the better "green" repacks! Next up is the Snowtrooper which is a collector-favorite! 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.

Snowtrooper

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We review all kinds of Star Wars products here at JTA, but what about accessories that might go with your valuable collectibles? Today, we take a look at something a little different. For our poster collectors out there, here’s an in-depth look at a theatrical poster storage and display solution that is sure to pique your interest. If you have too many posters to actually frame and hang on your wall, maybe sitting rolled up in tubes, then you will want to check out this hands-on review for a portfolio that will not only safely store your posters, but allow you to enjoy them too. Click through for a look at Baroque Portfolios Deluxe Movie Poster Storage Portfolio (27×41)

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Giancarlo Esposito Autographs at Star Wars Authentics

New exclusively from Star Wars Authentics – Autographed photos and Oversized Trading Cards of Giancarlo Esposito from The Mandalorian. Check out the autographed photo collection, which includes 8×10 and 11×14 photos.

You can also check out the sequentially numbered, autographed oversized trading cards in Blue (# to 10), Gold (# to 5) and Red (1-of-1) here.

Giancarlo is the latest addition to our Mandalorian autograph collection. You can see all the signers from The Mandalorian including Nick Nolte, Gina Carano, Werner Herzog and Omid Abtahi here.

   

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

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Brian’s Toys brought in a haul over the last week for great vintage & modern Star Wars figures. Check out the newsletter this week for a small sample size! Keep an eye on the newsletter as we are going to continue adding in the coming weeks!

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Topps Star Wars Living Set (Week 37) - C-3PO & Lady Proxima

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 C-3PO (#73) and Lady Proxima (#74). Each Tuesday, two new cards will be released and be only available for one week. Click here to view the entire Star Wars Living archive, including individual print runs.

 

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Let’s move forward with JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! We’re looking at some of the better “green” repacks! Next up is the Hoth Rebel Soldier! 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.

Hoth Rebel Soldier

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Today we begin our descending countdown to the close of our RDRs column! Today marks the start of the last 100 days of the daily column!

Let’s move forward with JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration! We’re looking at some of the better “green” repacks! Next up is Bespin Han Solo! 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.

Bespin Han Solo

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Hot on the heels of Lando Calrissian’s historic return in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, our Star Wars Classic coin collection continues with the release of stunning gold and silver coins featuring the scoundrel turned galactic hero…

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The Black Series Zorii Bliss Figure Has A Removable Visor!

Hasbro Pulse revealed on Facebook that the upcoming Black Series Zorii Bliss action figure comes with a special feature: you can actually remove the visor to reveal Zorii’s eyes behind the mask! Now the question is if Hasbro sculpted more of the face or just the eyes and part of the nose. I suppose someone will certainly destroy the helmet of their Zorii Bliss figure to find out. Click on the photo below for the full resolution version! The photo real eyes look really nice. Thanks to Cybereye for the alert!

The Black Series Zorii Bliss

Here’s looking at you, kid!

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The Rise Of Skywalker - How It Should Have Ended!

The HISHE team on YouTube released their “How It Should Have Ended” video for The Rise of Skywalker! And it’s hilarious! It does poke fun at various plot holes and also gives fans the ending they were looking for! Click through to watch the video!

Making out, Star Wars Style

Making out, Star Wars Style

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Cover For The 'The Rise Of Skywalker' 4K Blu-Ray Revealed

Blu-Ray.com has an entry for the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker 4k Blu-Ray that also reveals the cover. It’s a re-use of the exclusive Dolby Cinema poster, so it’s nothing new. A lone X-Wing is facing off a fleet of Final Order Star Destroyers. The release date of the Blu-Ray is still unknown. Will you add The Rise of Skywalker Blu-Ray to your Star Wars movie collection? Or will you wait until the movie is on Disney+? What do you think of the cover?

The Rise of Skywalker 4K Blu-Ray Cover

The Rise of Skywalker 4K Blu-Ray

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JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration continues! We’re looking at some of the better “green” repacks! Let’s continue with the Rebel Fleet Trooper! 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.

Rebel Fleet Trooper

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You can now order both of the Gaming Greats The Black Series figures at GameStop.com. Both Jedi Knight Revan and Heavy Battle Droid are listed as In Stock. Thanks to JTA reader Todd for the alert!

    

Update: Both Heavy Battle Droid and Jedi Knight Revan are now listed as Not Available

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Are you tired of seeing the same boring figures get repackaged in TVC? We feel the same as well. With all the “repackaging” happening in The Vintage Collection, I thought about one item that Hasbro should ‘probably consider’ re-releasing. Because it’s the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, would it be the perfect time to get this beautiful vehicle out again, perhaps with improved paint operations. Heck, they could charge more for it and add electronic lights and sounds, and that would make it a worthwhile repurchase for me! Hasbro’s made sure to get out solid cases of Boba Fett recently, so they have plenty of the pilots out there to steer this ship! They’d only need to get out a new Lando Calrissian, Lobot and new Cloud City Wing Guards to make its re-release perfect!

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JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration continues! We’re looking at some of the better “green” repacks! Let’s continue with Luke Skywalker (In Ceremonial Outfit)! 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.

Luke Skywalker (In Ceremonial Outfit)

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With encouraging new store reports of the latest The Vintage Collection figure found, I have to say it’s a bit depressing to check out the Walmart stores where I live. They’ve completely given up on Star Wars.

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What Are Your Expectations For The New York Toy Fair?

In less than two weeks the Toy Fair in New York will be upon us! Hasbro has an event planned, of course. As you can see in the teaser image below Hasbro plans on revealing new toys for several brands, including the all new Ghostbusters toyline. But what do you expect for Star Wars? Click through for a short discussion!

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Found! TVC The Mandalorian/Cara Dune Wave Hits Walmart!

Wow! Our friends at The Vintage Collection Facebook page have an early report of a reader of their finding the wave at Walmart today! it’s hard to believe they’re arriving already!

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We have an early COMPLETE REVIEW and PHOTO GALLERY for you on the surprise announcement Imperial Troop Transport. Simply put, it’s a beauty. But it has ONE MAJOR PROBLEM. Find out what it is by reading our review. There are so many features here that I believe collectors will be overwhelmed by this vehicle. Let’s hope more all-new vehicles are on the way. The success of this is dependent on that! Anyhow, check out our 52-image gallery, complete with the Imperial Troop Transport populated with a ton of Imperial Stormtroopers, as well as every angle imaginable inside and outside. Click HERE to see it all! As always, please leave your comments and feedback on the review page!

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The Black Series Gaming Greats Revan Showing Up At GameStop

The Black Series Jedi Knight Revan is showing up at GameStop. JTA reader chucky chucky found his in Port Orange, Florida. Let us know in the comments where you are finding him.

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Toy Run Tuesday #32 - Prison Ship Guards and Blurrgs

Welcome back to another Toy Run Tuesday everyone! Has anyone been able to find the Mandalorian wave at Walmart in the last couple days? I’ve been searching but they don’t seem to have found their way to AZ quite yet. This week I finished another Mandalorian custom and received a 3d print of a great Mandalorian creature that I am excited to paint. Click through for more!

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JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration continues! We’re looking at some of the better\ “green” repacks! Let’s continue with Grand Moff Tarkin! It’s another repaint! 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.

Grand Moff Tarkin

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New to the Star Wars Authentics site – Episodic photos from Chapters 1-4 of The Mandalorian. 85 new episodic photos from Chapters 1-4 of The Mandalorian have been added to the Star Wars Authentics site. You can see the current collection here which now features over 300 images.

Also available from The Mandalorian at Star Wars Authentics, over 120 WideVision 6″x14” photos.

   

 

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JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration continues! We’re done with the “red” repacks! Now let’s get into the incredible “green” repacks! First up is Garindan! Did you know this version is a repaint? 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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The Academy Awards 2020, And The Winners Are....

The Academy Awards just ended, I watched the entire 3 1/2 hour show so you don’t have to. Yes, I am crazy. From a Star Wars perspectice not much happened, The Rise of Skywalker won zero Oscars. As expected! But there is still a little bit to talk about and not all people who are involved with Star Wars failed to win an Oscar! So please click through for a few words about the 92nd Academy Awards.

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JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration continues! Let’s look at the moderately good Han Solo In Carbonite figure from the “Freeze Frame” line. 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.

Han Solo In Carbonite

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John Williams Turned 88 Today!

We wish John Williams the happiest 88th birthday imaginable!

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This Is A TVC Imperial Stormtrooper CODE RED!

It’s baffling how The Vintage Collection Imperial Troop Transport is on its way to some collectors’ homes as we speak, and yet nearly everyone is STILL waiting on The Vintage Collection Rogue One Imperial Stormtrooper figures to populate it. Arrival dates get pushed to the next month once we reach the end of the current month. And not too many people know what’s going on with it. Hasbro, we warned you the moment this figure was announced to produce it like you had no other figure to produce. But as usual, you don’t listen. If those pre-orders are limited or canceled, get ready for a backlash you’ve never seen to date. Oh, and before you say “Remnant Stormtroopers” are on the way, then you don’t understand why longtime collectors want the clean white Imperial Stormtroopers first and foremost.

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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 Admiral Ackbar (#71) and Young Boba Fett (#72). Each Tuesday, two new cards will be released and be only available for one week. Click here to view the entire Star Wars Living archive, including individual print runs.

 

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Read The Colin Trevorrow Episode IX Script!

The script for Colin Trevorrow’s Episode IX has finally appeared online! It was leaked a while ago, but until now fans had no access to the script itself and had to rely on other people summarizing it. But earlier today a Twitter user posted a link to a file hoster that will allow you to download the full script! I downloaded the script and checked it, it seems legit. It’s the version from December 16, 2016, shortly before Carrie Fisher passed away. I cannot post a link here, but I will point you to the Tweet that will give you the download link. Just click here to go to the Tweet! You’d better hurry if you want to read it before Lucasfilm has the link removed!

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Concept art from Trevorrow’s Episode IX

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Design By Humans Is Having A Buy One Get One 50% Off Sale

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Design By Humans has a plethora of officially licensed Star Wars shirts to choose from. Take advantage of their Buy One Get One 50% Off Sale by using code FEB50 at checkout! Click here to browse their Star Wars Selection of shirts.

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The Black Series 6″ Sergeant Jyn Erso figure is The Phantom Menace 3D debacle manifested in one 6″ figure. I am so sick of seeing this figure everywhere I go. Do you find her clogging shelves like this still too? At least in 2012, during The Phantom Menace 3D debacle, we had other figures to choose from!

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JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration continues! Did you know Boba Fett experienced deco updates upon re-release? We have comparison pictures to prove it! Check out Boba Fett from the “Freeze Frame” line 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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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

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JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration continues! Let’s look at the delightful TIE Fighter Pilot from the “Freeze Frame” line. 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.

TIE Fighter Pilot

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Amazon.com has also listed the newly announced The Vintage Collection Imperial Troop Transport. Click here for the pre-order page!

 

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TBS6 40th Anniversary Imperial Probe Droid Revealed!

The Black Series 6″ Imperial Probe Droid 40th Anniversary figure has been revealed courtesy of Jon Jalove.

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JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration continues! Let’s look at the awful Stormtrooper from the “Freeze Frame” line. 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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The Black Series 6″ “White Box” figures to support the release for The Rise Of Skywalker appear to have been canceled. Entertainment Earth, who was taking pre-orders for the chase figures, is now sending out emails to those who pre-ordered, alerting them that Hasbro has canceled the case assortment. Let’s hope they don’t cancel those TVC Rogue One Imperial Stormtroopers next! Special thanks to friend Steve U. for the alert!

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The Black Series 6″ The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary figure have made their way to eBay. Check them out!

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Bob Iger Talks About Star Wars At Earnings Call

Disney presented their Q1/2020 earnings yesterday (their Q1 is the fourth quarter of 2019). I will not dwell on the numbers, instead I want to talk about what Disney had to say about Star Wars. Bob Iger didn’t reveal all that much, but a few interesting details were mentioned in their report and earnings call, including plans for The Mandalorian. Click through for more!

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JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration continues! Let’s look at the awful Sandtrooper from the “Freeze Frame” line. 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.

Sandtrooper

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It’s quite alarming (in a good way, of course) that The Vintage Collection is getting this much press. The Hollywood Reporter has an excellent article on The Vintage Collection Imperial Troop Transport with Hasbro designer Mark Boudreaux. Check it out!

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JTA sponsor Entertainment Earth has put the TVC Imperial Troop Transport up for order! You know what to do! Unlike Hasbro Pulse, Entertainment Earth has these IN STOCK! If you buy 2, you get FREE shipping!

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Hello again, fine Toy Runners! We’ve arrived at another fine Tuesday, and it’s the time again to share your finds for this week! I have a lot of toys in the mail, so there will be more to share next week, so for this week I have only a couple things to share. Let’s see what you got this week in the comments!

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Let the leaking begin! StarWarsCollector.de reveals an Imperial Trooper Transport vehicle for The Vintage Collection under The Mandalorian banner. Check it out! Thanks to Steve U. for the alert!

UPDATE: This item is up for pre-order on Hasbro Pulse!

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Happy 25th Silver Wedding Anniversary To Chuck And Darlene!

2020 may mark the 25th Anniversary of The Power Of The Force “2” Star Wars modern toy line, but there is another. Congratulations to Chuck and Darlene Paskovics on 25 years of marriage! Today is their 25th wedding anniversary. Be sure to congratulate them!

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JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration continues! Let’s look at Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) from the “Freeze Frame” line. This figure isn’t the worst choice for a repack. 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.

Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise)

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I found this to be a bit humorous. Maybe you will too, or maybe you won’t. While periodically looking on Amazon for a Luke Skywalker (Crait) figure (since they sent me a destroyed one that arrived months ago), I was shocked to see what the aftermarket price is on this canceled figure. Currently, it’s over $60.00. That’s obviously not the humorous part. What is humorous, however, is the “alternate” lower-priced figure Amazon recommended instead in the top left corner. Click the image below and see it for yourself. I mean, I know it’s a “silver anniversary” figure and everything, but come on Amazon! I am not necessarily looking for a lower-priced figure, I am looking for this figure at MSRP! How irritating is it to deal with Hasbro’s inability to get the appropriate stock to their retail partners, without it going to ROSS, Ollie’s, or TJ Maxx first?

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JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration continues! Let’s look at Han Solo from the “Freeze Frame” line. 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.

Han Solo

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More Concept Art From Trevorrow's Episode IX Has Surfaced

A short while ago several pieces of concept art from Trevorrow’s “Duel of the Fates” Episode IX appeared on the internet. And now even more concept art has surfaced and it offers a fascinating glimpse at the Star Wars movie that never was. Click through for some highlights and see what could have been…

Kylo Ren Duel of the Fates Concept Art

Kylo Ren facing an ancient Sith temple

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JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration continues! Let’s look at Darth Vader from the “Freeze Frame” line. 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.

Darth Vader

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Brian’s Toys has their weekly newsletter ready, click here for full details on this weeks latest pre-orders and newly available Vintage items…

Lots to choose from this week from Brian’s Toys!  Preorders for Mandalorian, Vintage AFA Star Wars, and ungraded vintage Star Wars.

Brian's Toys

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A PDF with a ton of behind the scenes photos from The Rise of Skywalker is available on the Art Director’s Guild website! No matter if you like or dislike the movie, it’s always interesting to get a peek behind the scenes of a movie to see how it was made! You will find that they put a lot of effort into even the smallest details. Some things may even genuinely surprise you! Click through for more!

The Rise of Skywalker Behind the Scenes

The X-Wing levitation scene was a practical effect

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JTA’s The Power Of The Force “2” Silver “Jubileap” Celebration begins! Let’s look at Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi from the “Freeze Frame” line. 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.

Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi

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