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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 Logray (#121) and Chancellor Valorum (#122). 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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Wo! The third wave of The Black Series [The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary] has hit retail. JTA reader Mike R. found Boba Fett and Darth Vader. (UPDATE: It appears that these are being found at TARGET stores on the West coast.)

    

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Review: Kit Fisto - TBS6 [P3] - 112

Holy cow. The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Kit Fisto figure is a complete mess. The head sculpt looks like an amalgamation of the Episode II and Episode III versions of the character, but the deco and details more closely resemble the Revenge Of The Sith likeness. Either way, the figure doesn’t have a robe, comes with the wrong lightsaber hilt, and possesses a litany of other issues. 6″ collectors should demand a recount on this figure. (more….)

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Paul Benvie, JTA Regular, Taken From Us Too Soon

It is with deep sadness that I relay to you that a longtime JTA reader has passed away unexpectedly. You may recognize him as “PaulB” in the comments. Paul Benvie was a JTA moderator for years, and his quirky personality was a source of entertainment for many readers. He was well-versed in the 3.75″ action figure line, and he loved to customize new creations as often as possible. He loved showing everyone his collection and posted a ton of pictures in our RDRs. Paul will be missed. If you’re able to help, there is a Go Fund Me campaign to help his family pay for funeral expenses. If you can do anything, please do. Thank you, Paul, for the input you added into Jedi Temple Archives.

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Review: Chewbacca - Mission Fleet

The Chewbacca Mission Fleet figure is the best of the first wave. It has a strong The Clone Wars vibe to it, but it will also work for an animated take on the Original Trilogy character. And it comes with a Wookiee flyer! Will you give this line a chance too? (more….)

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Let’s wrap up our Visual Guide coverage of The Vintage Collection wave 26 with K-2SO (VC170). Click below to check out the complete Visual Guide, and then stop by and check out our full review.

K02SO (VC170) - The Vintage Collection

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Hasbro released their numbers for Q2/2020 earlier this week. And while things are mostly as expected, revenue is down by almost 30%, Star Wars bucked the trend! Click through for more!

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Older Hasbro Star Wars Deals On eBay

JTA reader icatch9 has posted a huge selection of Star Wars items on his eBay page, mostly from POTF2, POTJ, Episode I, etc. Included is a nice selection of Hasbro’s 12-Inch figures. We thought we’d help him out by sharing with his fellow readers! Click here to check out his selection. He will be adding more to his sales in the near future.

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Review: Clone Trooper - Mission Fleet

The Clone Trooper Mission Fleet figure is another excellent toy. The figures and vehicles in this line are highly-detailed and generally look fantastic. This one is based on a 2005 Revenge Of The Sith Deluxe figure. Check out to see what all the fuss is about with this line! (more….)

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The Vintage Collection wave 26 Visual Guide updates continue tonight with Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) (VC169). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide page for this figure. You can also check out our full review right here in our review database.

Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) (VC169) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Ahsoka Tano - Mission Fleet

The Ahsoka Tano Mission Fleet figure is another decent release. The figures and vehicles in this line are highly-detailed and generally look fantastic. Overall, this line is amazing. And we’re confident you’re going to love it too. (more….)

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This year’s Celebration Anaheim may have been canceled, but JTA is still celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back with our latest card back set: Series 4: The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary.

This series was initially slated to be our Celebration Anaheim 2020 give-away, so we decided to continue with the set to celebrate 40 years of Empire. You can pick up this 14-card set over in our store. And, if you are new to our large format trading cards you can catch up on the entire run (including this series) in our 48-card master set.

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Review: Boba Fett - Mission Fleet

Hasbro thinks they outsmarted kids when it comes to the Mission Fleet line, but what they didn’t expect was for adult collectors to fall in love with them instead. This line is amazing. And you’re going to love it too. The Boba Fett release is outstanding. But please remember, this is for 40 and 50-year-olds, not kids. (more….)

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Toy Run Tuesday #56 - Clone Commander Tutorial

Hello once again, toy runners! It’s been a fantastic week in Star Wars. I got the newest wave of The Vintage Collection figures, and they are real winners! When we posted our review of Clone Commander Wolffe, I shared a photo of Thorn and Rex that I customized with a VC45 clone body instead of the swivel hip body Hasbro used for the commanders. I did the same thing with Wolffe last night, and by popular request, you’ll find a small tutorial on doing it yourself if you click here.

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Well, the Luke Skywalker & Yoda (Jedi Training) two-pack set from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line is superb. It comes with two all-new figures with a generous amount of accessories. But it isn’t perfect. Do you know how it could be perfect? (more….)

Luke Skywalker & Yoda (Jedi Training)

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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 Bodhi Rook (#119) and Mythrol (#120). 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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Holy cow! Is this a major spoiler? On Instagram, Entertainment Earth posted a tease of the Kenner Death Star Space Station with a The Vintage Collection logo slapped on the box. What does this mean?! If you recall, we “teased” this idea over a week ago!

UPDATE: JTA just received word that Entertainment Earth IS NOT selling this playset.

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Ollie’s is getting in older The Vintage Collection figures at a fraction of their original cost! JTA reader and friend Scott K. has the story! Click through for more!

  

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Why Does Hasbro Hate Star Wars Culture?

It’s evident that Hasbro hates the fine arts. Do you believe it has been more than 13 years since they released any of the musicians from the Original Trilogy in the 3.75″ basic figure line? And the last releases in 2007 were the same old sculpts from the 90s. What gives, Hasbro? Let’s get both bands updated in The Vintage Collection stat!

  

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Up next for our The Vintage Collection Visual Guide updates is Clone Commander Wolffe (VC168). Click below to check out the complete Visual Guide. You can also read all about this figure in our full review right here.

Clone Commander Wolffe (VC168) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: K-2SO - TVC - VC170

We like The Vintage Collection K-2SO. But we wanted to love it. Do you know why we don’t love it? You’ll have to read our review to find out. The figure has some issues, and Hasbro could have prevented them. (more….)

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The Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Game is ALSO $15.00 at Walmart.com. They also have some good deals on older Star Wars toys if you search their section. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Mrk for the alert!!

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The Retro Collection Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Game is ONLY $15 at Amazon. Special thanks to JTA reader vadersaber for the alert!

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Hasbro Pulse updated their convention exclusives page. The short story is that they’re available in September 2020. Each Star Wars item is listed separately now. Click through for more information! Special thanks to Scot G. for the alert!

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