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Order FOUR of the rollbacked The Vintage Collection Stormtrooper (Mimban) figures and Walmart will deliver it TOMORROW to you (eligible for orders $35 and more for next day delivery). There are many other products eligible, too, so be sure to check out the toy section! Special thanks to JTA reader Jeff M. for the alert!

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Han Solo Sold Luke's Yavin Medal For A Drink

The Star Wars novel “Force Collector” will be released as part of the “Journey To Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” on November 19th, but some details of the upcoming novel have already leaked on Reddit. The novel revolves around the grandson of a former Jedi who has a mysterious power, when he touches certain objects he receives visions and flashbacks. But that shall not concern us here.
The tidbit that may be of interest to fans of Han Solo is this: in the novel the protagonist meets Maz at her cantina/castle and while there he touches one of the Yavin medals. And it turns out that none other than Han Solo gave Luke’s Yavin medeal to Maz to pay for a drink! Maz then calls Han a “bastard”.
Now, whoever controls canon at Lucasfilm, whoever has the right to veto certain things in the novels, maybe should have thought really hard about that tidbit and if that is something that a post “A New Hope” Han Solo would actually do. But since all the novels are canon, Han Solo is now someone who sold Luke’s Yavin medal for booze, on top of being a loser dad and estranged husband, who reverted to being a scoundrel and swindling his way through life some time after Return of the Jedi, only to get killed by his son who didn’t like being sent to Jedi boarding school, where his uncle tried to murder him in his sleep.

So what do you think? Do you think a post Return of the Jedi Han Solo would actually sell Luke’s Yavin medal for a drink?

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Force Collector

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TBS6 [P3] Emperor Palpatine And Throne IN STOCK For $39.99

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If you’re interested, Amazon has The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Emperor Palpatine And Throne set in stock with Prime for $39.99!

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I received my sample of Princess Leia Organa (Yavin), and the number on it is VC164. Unless Hasbro misspoke, it looks like early batches of this wave will come with an incorrect VC number. If you recall from NYCC, Hasbro stated that Princess Leia Organa (Yavin) would be changed to VC150 to make up the spot for the “canceled” Darth Revan figure.

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eBay Seller tunghori Added A Ton Of New Stock

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eBay seller tunghori has added a ton of new stock to his eBay store. Currently sold out, he added the Disney Chopper figure. Check what else he has in stock!

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Get $10 Off And Free Shipping At Entertainment Earth

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Now through October 31st, Entertainment Earth is offering $10 off of a $50 or more purchase of in-stock items, plus free shipping. Use code ATNYCC19

Didn’t make it to New York Comic-Con? That’s ok because we’re offering you $10 off your in-stock order of $50 or more plus free shipping!*! Offer expires October 31, 2019. Happy shopping!

*Offer may be combined with other retail promotions. Valid for one use only and to select clients only. Offer expires on October 31, 2019, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

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Review: Jawa - TVC - VC161

Here we go again! New The Vintage Collection figures! Let’s begin with the Jawa! It’s probably the only definitive modern replacement we’ll ever get from Hasbro, sadly. 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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If you ordered the latest The Vintage Collection figures from Amazon, you probably got them today. We’re getting SO MANY reports of Amazon shoving the carded figures into the box the wrong way that it bent the cards terribly. Did you experience this as well? Let us know in the comments! Click through for JTA reader Mike R.’s account. See these figures in our RDRs RIGHT HERE.

      

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You can check out rough Photo Galleries for The Vintage Collection wave 24 RIGHT NOW in our Research Droids Reviews. The RDRs, begin tomorrow, but you can check out most of them now. Princess Leia Organa (Yavin) (VC150) got delayed but will be here tomorrow. I’ll add her as soon as she arrives. In a nutshell, wave 24 is a great “repack and repaint” wave. (Remember those?)
Interestingly, the Sith Trooper is an all-new figure. I thought for sure he used parts from the SIth Jet Trooper, but not a single part is reused. For me, the Jawa is bittersweet. I desperately wanted a Jawa on a Star Wars card, and Hasbro delivered. But I would be lying if I said I am content with the straight repack of The Black Series [Phase II] figure. A Jawa deserves all-new tooling and premium soft-goods. At the moment, the Shadow Trooper is my favorite of the bunch so far. It’s a fantastic sculpt, and the extra gear is appreciated and welcomed. Anyway, be sure to check them all out!



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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Rebel Commando - ROTJ - 1983

Let’s check out some Visual Guide updates from The Vintage Collection the weekend, starting with Knight of Ren (VC155). Click below for the full Visual Guide page. Make sure you also stop by and read our full review.

Knight of Ren (VC155) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Chewbacca - GOA - Five Inch Figure

Let’s check out another new 5″ Galaxy Of Adventures figure! Chewbacca looks fantastic too! 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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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Klaatu - ROTJ - 1983

We are adding another Visual Guide entry to the ever-growing The Black Series [Phase III] line. Click below to check out the shared exclusive (GameStop/Barnes & Noble) Clone Commander Fox. We also released our full review of this figure early today. You can check that out right here.

Clone Commander Fox - The Black Series [Phase III]

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The Vintage Collection 2.0 - A Comprehensive Overview

The Vintage Collection was brought back to life by Hasbro in April 2018. Time to look at some numbers. How many figures are there? How many are actually all new? And what source material was used for the figures? Click through for a comprehensive TVC 2.0 overview with bar and pie charts!

Update: another chart added with better visualization for what figures have new parts.

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Let’s check out the exclusive Clone Commander Fox, a staple of The Clone Wars television show. He’s CC-1010 getting reviewed on 10/10! How is that for serendipity? He’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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Is Rian Johnson's Star Wars Trilogy Still On The Table?

BANG Showbiz posted a short inteview clip with Rian Johnson on their Twitter page. In the interview he says he’s excited to be a Star Wars fan again and he’s looking forward to seeing the new movie in December. But then BANG Showbiz asks the big question, what about Rian Johnson’s own new trilogy? This is what he has to say about that:

“Well we’ll see, I mean I’m still talking to Lucasfilm, they’re figuring out what they’re doing, and we’ll see what happens, but you know I’d be thrilled if it happens but I’m doing my own stuff too.”

This doesn’t sound too confident. It seems plans at Lucasfilm are still shifting. We also don’t know how exactly Kevin Feige’s Star Wars project will fit in. Would Lucasfilm have three different Star Wars movie projects at the same time? Benioff & Weiss, Rian Johnson and whatever Kevin Feige is developing? But as usual things can change. It’s certainly interesting to learn that “Lucasfilm is figuring out what they’re doing”. Let’s hope they’ll figure it out very soon. We still know very little about what kind of movie we’ll get in 2022 and what will happen beyond.

Click the image below to watch the short interview clip with Rian Johnson! And leave your own – constructive – thoughts in the comments! What do you think Lucasfilm will do?

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JTA sponsor Empire Toy Shop is running an exclusive promotion with us. They’re offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $29 today using discount code JTA. Some items in stock include The Vintage Collection Tatooine Skiff and Skiff Guards three-pack, HyperReal Darth Vader and Force Friday Black Series figures!

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We have our full Visual Guide of the newly released The Vintage Collection Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter available. Click below to check out the guide page, and make sure to stop by and read our full review. You can still pre-order this amazing vehicle over at our sponsor Entertainment Earth.

Luke Skywalker's X-Wing Fighter - The Vintage Collection

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The next two cards from the weekly Topps Star Wars Living Set are now out. Featuring the iconic blue starfield and the impressive artwork of Kris Penix, check out Bail Organa (#37) and Gamorrean Guard (#38). Each Tuesday, two new cards will be released and be only available for one week.

 

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Just Suck It Up, Take The $99.99 Plunge, It's Worth It!

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I like you all, but there was quite a bit of belly-aching in today’s review of the TVC Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter review. This fantastic vehicle, now available to pre-order at Entertainment Earth, is a stunning release, the best version of the vehicle to date. And it’s worth every penny of the $99.99 MSRP. Trust me on this. The Death Star Trench Run from 2011, and the X-Wing Fighter from 2013 got referenced quite a bit. Well, have you seen their current prices on eBay? Don’t wait for Luke’s X-Wing to double in price before buying it. You won’t be disappointed. Click below to see the eBay auctions for each item.

    

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Bluefin is again making Bandai Star Wars model kits available in North America. Pre-orders for three new character model kits and three space ship model kits are available. Click through for all the details about the model kits!

Bandai Rise of Skywalker Kylo Ren

Bandai Rise of Skywalker Kylo Ren

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WOW! It’s our 200th review for The Vintage Collection line! Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter hasn’t looked better! Hasbro upgraded the deco making this the definitive version of our favorite hero’s vehicle. See this iconic vehicle in all of its glory and learn EVERYTHING you NEED TO KNOW about this just-released vehicle. It’s all 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's X-Wing Fighter

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Chief Chirpa - ROTJ - 1983


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