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Hey Hasbro! Your art department has some work to do on the upcoming The ViIntage Collection Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) figure. (Thank you for releasing this long-awaited figure by the way.) While we received this card art on the first edition Luke Skywalker (Endor Capture) figure from 2010, it’s nice to see everything corrected and in place for this ultimate release. However, there is ONE major error we’re hoping you can fix to help authenticate the original vintage Kenner release from 1983. To our readers, by comparing the thumbnail images below, can you see what differs between the two of them? If not, click through for the answer!

    

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While NY Toy Fair was gut-wrenching and devastating to most, the announcement of the Lars homestead EG-6 Power Droid was such incredible news for me. I was so excited it was confirmed (it’s been hinted by my sources for over a year and a half now), that I didn’t care that Hasbro phoned it in for the rest of The Vintage Collection reveals. We’ve posted nearly half a dozen front-page articles whining and moaning how Hasbro has NEVER updated the vintage Kenner Power Droid figure in the modern line. It only took them years, but I could not be happier that the modern definitive modern update to the vintage Kenner Power Droid is finally here. (Be prepared for more whining and moaning for the few others yet to be made too in the near future.) (more….)

  

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We have a sneak peek for you on the next wave of The Vintage Collection. Check out Cara Dune (VC164), The Mandalorian (VC166) and the Remnant Stormtrooper (VC165). This is one solid wave, and one of Hasbro’s finest in a VERY long time. Cara Dune is excellent. She looks a little bit too much like Mandy Moore, but you probably won’t care. She comes with the dagger, but it’s permanently attached to her boot unfortunately. The Mandalorian is another excellent release. The paint operations look off in a few spots, but again, you need to have a discriminating eye to see the issues. The Remnant Stormtrooper is what it is, and that’s an excellent new version of the Rogue One Imperial Stormtrooper. Hasbro went cheap on the deco on the figure’s posterior. They should have pulled out all the stops and made the figure as filthy as possible. All figures come with 30 points of articulation. Anyway, reviews are coming very shortly, so check out the complete galleries and dioramic shots RIGHT NOW!



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Nipping at the heels of our positive article on the Sequel Trilogy, I’d thought I’d share an astounding custom figure of Emperor Palpatine by my respected good friend Josh Makison. I want one of these. Look at this stunning work!

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The Deafening Silence Of The Sequel Trilogy

As someone who, in my strong opinion, was justifiably critical of the Sequel Trilogy, I had zero hopes or expectations for The Rise Of Skywalker. ZERO! However, the last thing I ever expected was to like the film. A LOT. Let’s face some basic facts. The Sequel Trilogy went the wrong way for Star Wars. (more….)

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Where, Oh Where Has TVC Gone? Oh Where, Oh Where Can It Be?

It’s fantastic some Walmart stores are getting the latest TVC figures. But it’s been over a month now, and TARGET hasn’t received a blessed restock of TVC figures in about eight of the ten TARGET stores in my area. What DOES arrive in stores and sit are the latest The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures. The same figures haven’t been touched by 6″ collectors. Why? Online? What’s the excuse? Hasbro: Stores, well, the ones that decided to still carry TVC mind you, are SCREAMING for more figures. Why is it so difficult to fill the pegs? For the record, in the Star Wars aisle at this particular TARGET in Princeton NJ there are seven TVC Snokes rotting. (The image below shows the end cap.)

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More Walmart Store Finds Of The Latest TVC Figures!

JTA reader and friend Russ T. found the latest wave of The Vintage Collection in the Plainfield NJ area of the country. While not hitting everywhere at the moment, the reports are consistent. Let us know if you’ve found this great wave too!

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Are you tired of seeing the same boring figures get repackaged in TVC? We feel the same as well. With all the “repackaging” happening in The Vintage Collection, I thought about one item that Hasbro should ‘probably consider’ re-releasing. Because it’s the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, would it be the perfect time to get this beautiful vehicle out again, perhaps with improved paint operations. Heck, they could charge more for it and add electronic lights and sounds, and that would make it a worthwhile repurchase for me! Hasbro’s made sure to get out solid cases of Boba Fett recently, so they have plenty of the pilots out there to steer this ship! They’d only need to get out a new Lando Calrissian, Lobot and new Cloud City Wing Guards to make its re-release perfect!

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We have an early COMPLETE REVIEW and PHOTO GALLERY for you on the surprise announcement Imperial Troop Transport. Simply put, it’s a beauty. But it has ONE MAJOR PROBLEM. Find out what it is by reading our review. There are so many features here that I believe collectors will be overwhelmed by this vehicle. Let’s hope more all-new vehicles are on the way. The success of this is dependent on that! Anyhow, check out our 52-image gallery, complete with the Imperial Troop Transport populated with a ton of Imperial Stormtroopers, as well as every angle imaginable inside and outside. Click HERE to see it all! As always, please leave your comments and feedback on the review page!

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This Is A TVC Imperial Stormtrooper CODE RED!

It’s baffling how The Vintage Collection Imperial Troop Transport is on its way to some collectors’ homes as we speak, and yet nearly everyone is STILL waiting on The Vintage Collection Rogue One Imperial Stormtrooper figures to populate it. Arrival dates get pushed to the next month once we reach the end of the current month. And not too many people know what’s going on with it. Hasbro, we warned you the moment this figure was announced to produce it like you had no other figure to produce. But as usual, you don’t listen. If those pre-orders are limited or canceled, get ready for a backlash you’ve never seen to date. Oh, and before you say “Remnant Stormtroopers” are on the way, then you don’t understand why longtime collectors want the clean white Imperial Stormtroopers first and foremost.

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With the state of Star Wars merchandising (and action figures in particular), I wish that everything The Vintage Collection-related going forward would come via HasLab. (more….)

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You've Just Crossed Over Into The Hasbro Zone

You’ve always collected Star Wars toys with relative availability at the retail level. But recently, you’ve encountered another dimension of nothingness; nothing to purchase because there’s nothing found. You’re desperately trying to spend your extra income on the latest Star Wars figures. But instead, you’ve just crossed over into The Hasbro Zone. (more….)

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We know what we’ve been told. Hasbro supposedly held back “a large percentage” of stuff to avoid spoilers for The Rise Of Skywalker for The Vintage Collection. (The same is true for The Black Serie [Phase III] 6″ line.) That’s why we were bombarded with over a dozen straight repacks over the summer. But the film is out. The spoilers are known. And yet, there are NO newly announced 3.75″ super-articulated action figures from the film announced. WHY? (more…)

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TFA And TLJ Are Why We Can't Have Nice Things For TROS

The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi were merchandising killers. There I said it. (more….)

   

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In what serves as evidence to what makes a TERRIBLE repack in The Vintage Collection, Hasbro has placed the Han Solo (Echo Base) figure at a LOW $5.97 with Prime. Limit of three per person. Get it while it’s hot

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It is time to become more active and show Hasbro that there is support and love for the 3.75″ line. Let’s no longer wait for Hasbro to announce the product but get involved! Kenner started it all in the 70s with the 3.75″ line, and this is still what most fans want to collect. However, we see a lot of re-issues, but there could be done a lot more to keep capturing the magic of Star Wars and keep collecting alive.

Rogue One is one of the fans’ favorite movies but didn’t see too much love yet in terms of products. General Merrick participated in the Alliance’s acquisition of the Galactic Empire’s plans to their ultimate weapon, the Death Star, in the Battle of Scarif, flying as leader of Blue Squadron in a T-65B X-Wing Starfighter.

The blue squadron is missing in the lineup of Hasbro’s X-Wings. Show your support and sign this petition to have Hasbro produce Merrick and his X-Wing in The Vintage Collection line. Hasbro should produce Merrick in The Vintage Collection packaging, and they should either include him carded with the X-Wing as they did with Jabba’s Palace, or produce both separately boxed and carded.

May the Force be with us.
VolkerC

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If you’re interested, tunghori has listed the TVC Princess Leia Organa (Yavin) figure loose. If you’re not into the packaging variants but only want the new head sculpt and arms, then this might be your best option. The figure has been a bit difficult to find at retail at the moment. Special thanks to friend and JTA reader Mark for the alert! P.S. tunghori ALSO has listed the Leia Organa (Sandstorm Outfit) figure loose too!

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Walmart Exclusive TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin) Still $6.99!

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With all of the crazy Black Friday and Cyber Monday hoopla, it appears many of you missed out or didn’t know about the TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin) Walmart exclusive figure for $6.99. It’s still that price if you’re interested. Thanks to all who wrote in reminding us that this deal probably didn’t make it out there fully.

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Hasbro, you have treated 6″ collectors very well with the four-decade celebration of 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope. The collection of vintage Kenner-inspired card backs was an interesting take for The Black Series line, but it worked out well because collectors bought them up. Sadly, you provided 3.75″ super-articulated collectors with a paltry line of 3.75″ Titanium figures that were both terrible and a slap in the face. So, can we ask you to do something special for us for 2020, please? (more….)

       

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The Jabba’s Palace Adventure Playset is currently marked down to $29.99 as of this post. Get it before it’s gone!

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New First Order Short-Range Evacuation Vehicle Hits eBay!

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A new vehicle has arrived at Disney World in Orlando called the First Order Short-Range Evacuation vehicle. The same vehicle is packed over and over again with a differently colored astromech droid. Talk about frustrating! Thanks to Josh M. for forwarding images from eBay.

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TVC Jabba's Palace Adventure Playset Marked Down To $34.99!

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The Jabba’s Palace Adventure Playset is currently marked down to $44.67 as of this post. It might be a great time to pick it up!

Update: Marked down to $39.99 $34.99 for Cyber Monday!

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TVC Imperial Combat Assault Tank Only $16.99 At Kids Warehouse!

It’s not as attractive of a deal as the Five Below find, but if you want a cheap TVC Imperial Combat Assault Tank, Kids Warehouse has it for a mere $16.9! Special thanks to JTA reader Ed D. for the alert!

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TVC Scarif Stormtrooper Less Than $5 At Kids Warehouse!

Hurry! If you’re looking to army build The Vintage Collection Scarif Stormtrooper, Kids Warehouse has it for $4.99 each! They also have The Black Series [Phase III] Imperial Patrol Trooper for $9.99 as well. Special thanks to JTA reader Edward D. for the alert!

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