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Hasbro: First and foremost, THANK YOU for announcing that the long-awaited update to Bib Fortuna is finally coming in The Vintage Collection. It’s a quintessential character for the RETURN OF THE JEDI collection of characters in TVC. Previous Hasbro teams made it clear in the past that 2005’s TSC Bib Fortuna (SAGA 003) figure would be the last attempt on this character. Never say never! That said, we need to get this Bib Fortuna right, and the most important aspect of this figure will be its facial expression. Some characters and their action figures are “dependent” on a spectacular head sculpt, and Bib Fortuna is one of them. We should probably also talk about how Hasbro should address the rest of the figure as well. (more….)
Welcome to another entry in our The Vintage Collection: The Ninety Six column. Hasbro recently committed to collectors that they will be “focusing” on characters in The Vintage Collection that fall under “The Ninety Six” banner. If you’re new to this, it means that there needs a modern counterpart for every classic Kenner figure. Between 2020 and 2021, Hasbro’s made an admirable effort by focusing on these characters. But there is more work to be done, and we’ll figure out where we are step by step. Today we assess Hammerhead.
JTA reader, friend, and customizer extraordinaire Alientek has put together a mock-up for us of what The Vintage Collection Republic Trooper (The Old Republic) (VC113) may look like for Hasbro to update it to current Lucasfilm standards. If they go this route, what do you think?
Welcome to another entry in our The Vintage Collection: The Ninety Six column. Hasbro recently committed to collectors that they will be “focusing” on characters in The Vintage Collection that fall under “The Ninety Six” banner. If you’re new to this, it means that there needs a modern counterpart for every classic Kenner figure. Between 2020 and 2021, Hasbro’s made an admirable effort by focusing on these characters. But there is more work to be done, and we’ll figure out where we are step by step. Today we assess Greedo.
Pre-orders are live for yesterday’s The Vintage Collection and The Black Series announcements. Click below for product pages (We’ll add links as we find them)!
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While Pedro Pascal himself only very recently confirmed once more that a Mandalorian season 3 is happening – check out the very interesting 31 minute talk between Ewan McGregor (fresh off the set of Kenobi, beard and all) and Pedro Pascal hosted by Variety on YouTube for more – no one really knows when the show will return. Collider however have learned a few things about the reason for the delay and when we can expect to see season 3 of The Mandalorian. Click through for more details!
What a coincidence! Just 90 days after The Vintage Collection Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear) (VC68) figure topped our 25 Better Choices For The Vintage Collection’s Fan Channel Repack Case Assortments As Voted By JTA Readers poll, Hasbro announces it as a repack for the current line. You’re welcome? Whatever happened behind the scenes to influence this decision, it will be interesting to see what the new version looks like with Photo Real (and perhaps other changes too). It will be interesting to see if any other finalists get reissued too!
The announcement of the upcoming “in the pipeline” The Vintage Collection Lobot figure is a tremendous victory for TVC collectors. Click through to learn why this is so.
The announcement of a very first Black Series HasLab was certainly a surprise! Patrick would not reveal any details, of course, other than that the item will not be a vehicle! So what could it be? It more or less boils down to a creature and/or figures. Unless it’s a diorama piece / playset? So what would you like the very first Black Series HasLab to be? A Rancor? Jabba’s Palace playset? Or maybe a set of Cantina aliens? Leave your suggestions in the comments!
The Vintage Colletion receives several brand new Mandalorian figures! And we got a glimpse of a few upcoming reveals in the TVC pipeline! Click through for more!
UPDATED: Photos and additional info added!
A ton of new and not so new Black Series figures were revealed in Hasbro’s livestream today! And a Black Series HasLab was announced! Click through for all the details!
UPDATED: Photos and additional info added!
It’s time for another Hasbro Star Wars Livestream! Click here to to watch the even live on YouTube! Then, head back over here where we will break down all of today’s The Vintage Collection and The Black Series reveals for you to discuss.
The Force is with you, #StarWars Fans! Tune into Hasbro Pulse’s YouTube channel at 11:00am ET on WEDNESDAY, June 9th, for a special Star Wars Fan First Wednesday livestream! Join Patrick, Chris, and Eric from the Hasbro Star Wars team as they kickoff 2021’s I Am Your Father’s Day celebration with some new reveals and upcoming pre-orders!
We’re receiving emails from readers asking us if we’ve sectioned off a place in our RDRs and VGs for the Lucasfilm 50 collection of Hasbro Star Wars action figures. Because the products marked with this logo are from across various lines, the best we could come up with was a search option. If you click HERE or type “Lucasfilm 50” in our RDRs search bar, you’ll be taken to a list of all the products released to date that sport the Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary logo. We hope that helps you out for those that are looking for this.
Here’s our final Visual Guide update from the Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Expanded Universe The Black Series figure releases: Carnor Jax. Click below for our full Visual Guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review of this figure right here.
My birthday and my father’s fall only about a week apart from the other, so, since he is a collector as well, we take an annual trip around the Phoenix area to all the local collector stores. It’s always fun, and there’s always something good to look at! Click here to see some wonderfully filled Star Wars sections.
So, are you interested in guessing what Hasbro will be revealing for their I Am Your Father’s Day panel on Wednesday? Will they help me get closer to retirement with more The Ninety Six reveals (help us, Maker, you’re our only hope)? Will we see new Bad Batch 6-inch figures? Or will we see more new releases with that awful Lucasfilm 50th logo on them? Or will it be a whole bunch of nothing? Your thoughts in the comments, please!
We continue our look at the Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Expanded Universe figures with our Visual Guide Update of The Black Series Luke Skywalker & Ysalamiri. Click below to check out the full guide page. You can also read our full review of this figure right here.
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 General Rieekan (#209) and Boussh (#210). 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.
Yawn. Boring. Didn’t we just get the Imperial Rocket Trooper? This one comes with less too. Yikes. Is The Black Series 6-inch line already feeling the pinch of expended tooling budgets? Hasbro didn’t even try with this one. (more….)
We’re kicking off a run of Visual Guides featuring the Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Expanded Universe Comic sets. First up is Darth Maul (Sith Apprentice). Click below for the full Visual Guide, and also make sure to stop by and check out our full review.
The Nielsen Ratings for The Bad Batch are in. Nielsen monitors ratings for the top 10 most watched original streaming shows and The Bad Batch, with just two episodes counted, has a strong debut and is the most watched original series on Disney+ in the US. Click through for more!
Another week, another adventure! The Bad Batch are back and this week’s mission takes them to Corellia where they meet some Clone Wars characters! And of course nothing works as planned. Let’s discuss the latest The Bad Batch episode and read my spoiler review of “Decommissioned”!
Hot Toys reveals another Blurrg set, this time including Kuiil the ugnaught. Get the full gallery and details after the jump!