Do you remember the scene from “Misery” when Annie Wilkes exclaimed “He didn’t get out of the cockadoodie car!”? That’s about where we are with the Walmart exclusive Imperial Gunner figure from The Vintage Collection. Apparently, Hasbro believes they can pull the wool over longtime TVC collectors’ eyes so they can pass off an old figure from a Disney Star Wars source as an OT character when it’s entirely inaccurate! (more….)
It’s another O96! Check out ARTOO-DETOO (R2-D2), complete with classic nameplate typo and stunning card art with The Empire Strikes Back entertainment logo. Oh yeah, and the figure? Well, it sucks! (more….)
FINALLY! It only took 18 years, but Hasbro stepped-up to give us a proper STAR WARS Stormtrooper for The Vintage Collection. The wait started in 2004. Folks, we now have our definitive A New Hope Stormtrooper action figure. See why you won’t want to miss this one! (more….)
Get ready for more aggravation. The Walmart exclusive “The Ninety Six” figures are clearly for carded collectors looking to have a modern counterpart to the original vintage Kenner run of Star Wars action figures. But once again, they’re are arriving in padded envelopes, and most samples are being reported and “severely damaged,” ours included. How difficult is it to code these items as collectibles so they can guarantee they get packed in a box instead of a flimsy envelope? Let us know of your arrivals.
The 332nd Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper shoots right to the top of our The Vintage Collection category list. Hasbro made us wait WAY TOO LONG for this 501st Legion variation, but at least it’s here now. (more….)
We have another Target exclusive The Vintage Collection update for our Visual Guides today. Click below to check out Koska Reeves (VC230). You can also check out our full review of this figure right here.
Only in a bizarro Walmart world would you find The Vintage Collection marked $2 less than a Retro Collection figure. But here we are.
There is a backup plan for those who missed out or will miss out on The Vintage Collection Walmart exclusive “Star Wars” Stormtrooper. And it comes in the form of the Heavy Assault Stormtrooper figure. It’s an upgraded stormtrooper with extra gear. (more….)
Today you’ll get a fascinating history lesson. Hopefully, you’ll also shed a tear of joy with us for the glorious release of the definitive The Vintage Collection Stormtrooper Commander. After years of Hasbro’s abuse, they finally make things right with longtime collectors. (more….)
Here is something else to file under “You can’t make this stuff up.” We are receiving MULTIPLE reports of JTA readers receiving the Walmart exclusive Bespin Security Guard (Heldor Spinoza) in place of the Mandalorian Super Commando Captain from Amazon! Once again, another retailer-exclusive figure shows up at the wrong, uh, retailer. And before you ask if the seller was Amazon, that answer is yes. The supply chain is in complete disarray. Let us know if you received this figure instead, too!
Did you know The Vintage Collection Figrin D’an is like 75% reused parts? You didn’t expect that, did you? We didn’t either. We broke this figure down by “the good,” “the bad,” and “the ugly.” You’ll not want to miss this review today. (more….)
Has “Bubblegate” returned? The evidence provided by longtime JTA reader Craig P. points to “yes,” but hopefully, it’s just a bad sample. The bubble of his The Vintage Collection Reva (Third Sister) figure came clean off the card. (more….)
It’s hard to believe, but there is a third variation of the Target exclusive Migs Mayfeld The Vintage Collection figure. It features red arms bands on BOTH arms. JTA reader RiceNGravy posted an image of proof in our RDR on the figure. Check it out by visiting our review, or click the image below for a better look.
Here we go again! If one character in The Vintage Collection shows Hasbro’s complete disengagement from the people they expect to give them money for their toys and from a community that supports the line when we don’t want to, it’s Hammerhead (or Momaw Nadon for the proper people). (more….)
It’s time for another man-baby exposition on finishing up The Ninety Six! Click through for more.
There is a variation to The Vintage Collection’s Migs Mayfeld Target-exclusive action figure JTA reader Jason Meyers lets us know! Click through for more.
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