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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 Sebulba (#39) and Kanan Jarrus (#40). Each Tuesday, two new cards will be released and be only available for one week.

 

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We’ve come across information about the Disney Droid Factory Build A Droid attraction. Apparently, protocol droids may have not gone over as well as the astromech droids, and at the moment, there are no plans to add more protocol droids into the line. In fact, the Droid Factory protocol droids will be going away soon. The estimate is that the theme parks have a couple of months yet before the stock sells through. Rumored but not wholly confirmed is the idea that Disney Parks will return the popular astromech droids with a whole new collection shortly. It also unconfirmed if future collections will fall under the Droid Depot banner moving forward, but I imagine that’s a given at this point. If we learn more, we’ll be sure to share it with you. Check out the entire collection RIGHT HERE in our Research Droids Reviews.

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Review: Princess Leia Organa (Yavin) - TVC - VC164/VC150

Are you aware of all of the enhancements made to Princess Leia Organa (Yavin)? Find out 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 (Yavin)

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Up next for our The Vintage Collection updates is the all-new Sith Trooper (VC162). Click below to check out our full Visual Guide. Make sure to also check him out in our full review.

Sith Trooper (VC162) - The Vintage Collection

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If you missed this multipack (previously canceled from Entertainment Earth), now’s your chance. It’s currently on Amazon for $39.99 with only a few listed as in-stock, grab one while you can! Click here for the product page!

UPDATE: GONE!

 

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Where the heck is the pre-order for The Vintage Collection Cave Of Evil Special Action Figure Set? Patrick Schneider from Hasbro promised us that all of the items revealed at NYCC would be available for pre-order the following Monday. From where I stand, it seems this is the only one outstanding. And of course, it’s the one I want the most. Maybe Hasbro is getting lambasted for trying to re-release that monstrosity-of-a-disaster-wrapped-in-a-debacle, the Luke Skywalker figure, again. But I am not sure about that.

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Review: Sith Trooper - TVC - VC162

It’s an all-new figure, but you wouldn’t think it by looking at it. See the Sith 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.

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Tonights Visual Guide update features Poe Dameron (VC160) from The Vintage Collection. Click below to check out the full Visual Guide. Make sure you stop by our full review for additional details and discussion.

Poe Dameron (VC160) - The Vintage Collection

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I totally missed this while shooting my initial Photo Gallery for the TVC Princess Leia Organa (Yavin) figure, but I just discovered that the portrait is all-new. The hairpiece is the same, but the portrait underneath is all-new. Hasbro also hgave her all-new forearms. (The swivel joint is now gone.) It’s difficult to tell with the Photo Real deco, but this is indeed true. Less obvious are some tooling differences in the chest and the hem of her long gown. (The drape is ever so slightly different too.) It’s awesome that Hasbro is adding new tooling to so many figures that they could have simply repacked them as is.

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Review: Shadow Trooper - TVC - VC163

It’s beautiful! We’re continuing to look at the new The Vintage Collection figures! Next up is the Shadow Trooper! It utilizes a fantastic figure sculpt, and comes with unique accessories! We have comparison images of previous iterations in our gallery! 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.

Shadow Trooper

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TVC Wave 24: Princess Leia Organa (Yavin) NOW ADDED!

Princess Leia Organa (Yavin) NOW ADDED! We’re being proactive and calling her VC150, but if this change never occurs, we’ll be sure to renumber her as VC164. You can check out rough Photo Galleries for The Vintage Collection wave 24 RIGHT NOW in our Research Droids Reviews. The RDRs are now running, but you can check out most of them now.  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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Our next The Vintage Collection Visual Guide update kicks off a look at wave 24, featuring the Jawa (VC161). Click below for a full look at our Visual Guide, and click here to read our full review.

Jawa (VC161) - The Vintage Collection

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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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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.

Chewbacca

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Klaatu - ROTJ - 1983


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