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We conclude looking at the basic figures in the Action Collection line today. Our final entry is Luke Skywalker (In Ceremonial Gear). Do you think this figure looks like Mark Hamill? 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 Gear)

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If you are looking for some loose TVC figures, make sure to check out eBay seller Tunghori. Right now, Yak Face, Vizam, Klaatu, Bom Vimdin, Ree-Yees, and more are in-stock. 

 

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Brian’s Toys is still shipping!  We have also added some new vintage products and the vintage collection Mandalorian vehicle is ready to ship.

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Review: Sandtrooper - POTF2 [FF/TKC] - Action Collection

We’re finishing up looking at the figures in the Action Collection line. Next up is the Sandtrooper. It’s based on the Special Edition character. 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.

Sandtrooper

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Without any announcement Hasbro put an all new action figure toyline up on their website. And it’s a new scale too! Meet the new budget 9.5 inch Star Wars action figure toyline. MSRP is $9.95. For now you can buy four characters, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker (ROTJ), Kylo Ren and a First Order Stormtrooper. Articulation is extremely limited. These are actually 4 POA figures, the points of articulation are the shoulders, head and the waist. So yes, no leg articulation at all. Click through for images of the figures out of the box!

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The all new 9.5 inch 4 POA Star Wars action figures (click for larger version)

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In this week’s episode of The Clone Wars we get our first new episode not based on a previously released animatic. We meet Ahsoka again who is on her own now after leaving the Jedi Order. And because of an accident she finds herself on Level 1313 of Coruscant, where she meets the Martez sisters. Trace operates the garage Ahsoka more or less crash landed onto, whereas Rafa has some shady business going on that Ahsoka gets drawn into. Read the full spoiler review by clicking here or on the banner below!

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Watch Adam Savage Assembling A Thermal Detonator Kit

Adam Savage’s “Tested” YouTube Channel recently posted a video of him assembling a commercially available Thermal Detonator kit (currently sold out, you can be put on a waiting list). While we here on JTA focus on toys and action figures there are also many fans who collect prop replicas, from lightsaber handles and blasters to things like thermal detonators.
Adam Savage usually builds things from scratch, but this time he uses a thermal detonator kit designed by KR Sabers and One Replicas. It comes with electronics and looks pretty much like the “real” thing used in the movie. Click the image below to watch the video! It’s somewhat long, 20 minutes or so, but what better way is there to pass the time, when many of us need to stay at home anyway. And if you watch the video all the way through to the end Adam will share a funny anecdote about the time he was tasked with designing a thermal detonator for Master Replicas and he was allowed to actually handle the original prop used in the movie at the Ranch.
Do you collect prop replicas? And if so… which ones? Lightsabers? Blasters? Other things?

Adam Savage with a Master Replica Thermal Detonator

Adam Savage with a thermal detonator – click image to watch the video

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Review: Greedo - POTF2 [FF/TKC] - Action Collection

We’re back to looking at some Action Collection figures. Let’s now check out Greedo. It’s a terrible figure and a straight repack of the prior year’s Collector Series release. 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.

Greedo

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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  BACKORDER. PLUS! Get 10% off the purchase of $25 or more in Collectibles, 20% off $50 or more, or 25% off $75 or more! Cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid Online ONLY! Add items to cart to see the discount. Limit three of each character per customer. Jedi Knight Revan is due back in stock March 31st and Heavy Battle Droid is due back in stock April 30th.

Thanks to JTA reader Sam for the alert! See our reviews for Jedi Knight Revan HERE and the Heavy Battle Droid HERE.

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Check out the latest episode of Galaxy of Adventures: Leia Organa – A Princess, A General, A Mentor over on the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel.

 

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Rosario Dawson Will Be Ahsoka Tano In The Mandalorian

According to an exclusive report by Slashfilm Rosario Dawson will portray Ahsoka Tano in season 2 of The Mandalorian. Rosario Dawson has extensive genre experience, she was cast in various Netflix Marvel shows and one of her more recent feature films is Zombieland Double Tap. Read more after the break!

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Rosario Dawson

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We’re back to looking at some Action Collection figures. Let’s now check out Han Solo (In Hoth Gear). It’s a repaint of the first Collector Series release. 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 Hoth Gear)

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Star Wars: Dark Forces and Star Wars: Dark Forces II get limited-edition releases starting tomorrow. Get the full details on all three editions after the jump!

   

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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 Boba Fett (#83) and Tauntaun (#84). 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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Take a look at this! Two figures from the most recent wave are in stock now on Amazon. Unfortunately The Mandalorian and the Remnant Stormtrooper are still unavailable. Hopefully, Cara and the clone coming in stock like this means that the others will be up shortly. Don’t forget Amazon is delaying non-essential items, so free shipping is about a week right now. You can purchase these in-stock figures by clicking below:

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The Entertainment Crisis

Covid-19, better known as the coronavirus, has the world firmly in its grip. And the Walt Disney Corporation is no exception here. Like all other entertainment companies Disney is facing stiff challenges, challenges that may, to a certain degree, also affect Star Wars. Movie releases get postponed, most theaters in the US are closed anyway, worldwide most countries have shut down all movie theaters, tv and streaming series productions are on hold, theme parks are closed, Disney cruises are shut down at least for another two weeks. But chances are the crisis won’t be over in two weeks and that whatever counter measures are in effect now will still be in effect in April and maybe even May and June. First analysts theorize that now may be the perfect time for Apple to buy Disney, Disney’s stock price is falling and it will most likely continue to fall. So what exactly is going on right now and what does it mean for us, the consumers? Click through for more details!

Mickey Mouse is panicking

Mickey Mouse has seen happier days

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We’re back to looking at some Action Collection figures. Let’s check out Luke Skywalker (In Hoth Gear). It’s a repaint of the first Collector Series release. 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 Hoth Gear)

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Sideshow Collectibles has put both the regular and deluxe versions of the sixth scale The Mandalorian & The Child figure set. Click the images below for each pre-order page!

 

 

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Hasbro announced earlier today that their Star Wars team will have some changes. Product Design Manager Sam Smith, who we last saw at toy fair, will no longer be on the team, he will stay with Hasbro and work on other action brands. Instead Chris Reiff will join the team as an Associate Principal Designer. Reiff has experience working  as an illustrator for various Star Wars books and products. Vickie Stratford will remain the design lead.

However, the big news is that Mark Boudreaux will retire. He’s been with Star Wars since the inception of the toyline when he joined Kenner in early 1977. Mark had a hand in designing every Kenner/Hasbro Millennium Falcon toy over the past decades. Fans will certainly sorely miss him. But all good things come to an end and Mark will hopefully enjoy his well deserved retirement after working on Star Wars toys for 43 years.

Thanks to Cybereye for the alert!

Mark Boudreaux with the Millennium Falcon

Mark Boudreaux with the BMF

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If you want more, then you can pick ut the deluxe version of the Hot Toys The Mandalorian and The Child sixth scale figure set. Click through to check out the full gallery and additional accessories included.

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Hot Toys has revealed their The Mandalorian figure featuring his full beskar armor, along with a sixth scale The Child figure. Get the full details and gallery after the jump!

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Review: Sith Jet Trooper - TBS6 [P3] - 106

NEW IMAGES ADDED! See the underrated Sith Jet Trooper 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.

Sith Jet Trooper

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We’ll continue with our Visual Guide updates for the five-inch figures. Here’s a look at the First Order Driver & Treadspeeder set. Click below for our full Visual Guide page. Make sure to also stop by and check this set out in our review database.

First Order Driver & Treadspeeder - The Rise of Skywalker (Galaxy of Adventures) - 5-Inch Figures

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There’s a flurry of activity happening online with Walmart’s stock of the latest The Vintage Collection figures. It looks as if they may be arriving in stock soon. See links below for direct access to the figures. You may want to keep trying to see if they pop up in stock! Special thanks to JTA reader Mark for the alert!

 

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Even though the world is in the grip of a little virus, streaming services keep offering us entertainment and diversion. Last Friday saw the release of the fourth and final episode of the Bad Batch Arc. With Echo now free and back on Anaxes, the Jedi and the clones come up with a daring plan to retake the shipyards from the Separatists. Click here or on the banner below to read the spoiler review for “Unfinished Business”!

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