Well, it seems Hasbro DOES actually listen to fan feedback! They just announced that the Rancor Keeper Malakili will be added to the Rancor! He will come uncarded and will be added to the Rancor as no additional tier, instead he will come no matter what, as soon as the Rancor receives funding. Right now, the Rancor has 4,763 backers. It will need to almost double that number in the next six days to be successful!
So, what is your opinion? Will it change your mind and will you back the Rancor now? Or is it too little too late?
In my opinion Hasbro could have avoided much drama if they had included Malakili from the very beginning. It’s apparent Hasbro hoped to get away with as little as possible, but the fans have spoken. It’s welcome that Hasbro has listened. However, if would be even better if fans didn’t have to voice their displeasure so vehemently for Hasbro to do something! It’s pretty apparent they are quite desperate so late in the campaign.
The Black Series [Phase IV] Wrecker is beautiful. Do you know what’s not beautiful though? The price. Hasbro once again tries to pull the wool over the eyes of the 6-inch collecting community when the whole Deluxe premise is a scam (more….)
Hasbro is doing everything to secure a successful campaign for the HasLab The Black Series 6-inch Rancor. But is the effort futile? With lackluster stretch goals and outrageous backer landmarks before you’re entitled to them, this HasLab is souring the customer base. It’s evident Hasbro is in damage-control and panic mode. (more….)
It seems as if Hasbro may become the Rancor’s next meal.
Gee. Do you think the Hasbro Star Wars team is starting to panic? As confirmed backers back out of backing the Rancor (numbers are going down instead of up), they’ve just announced that on Friday they will show off a painted prototype of the Rancor and reveal the last two stretch goals tiers in the hope to boost the number of supporters. Don’t expect Oola. But expect a repacked/retooled Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight), probably in The Power Of The Force packaging too, and another lackluster reveal. Or will they surprise us?
Not everyone is into repainted action figures, but The Black Series “Credit Collection” is a sub-line too gorgeous to pass up. Hasbro released The Mandalorian (in Beskar armor) is an Amazon exclusive. But why didn’t they call this one Din Djarin? Is yours arriving soon? (more….)
With special thanks to JTA reader Matthew W., we have a look at some upcoming and unannounced The Black Series [Phase IV] 6-inch figures including Bib Fortuna (ROTJ), Ponda Baba (ANH), Fennec Shand (The Book Of Boba Fett), Migs Mayfeld (Moraki), (The Mandalorian), Stormtrooper (Jedha Patrol) (RO), Boba Fett (The Mandalorian), Doctor Evazan (ANH), and Princess Leia Organa (Yavin 4) (ANH). Click the image below for a closer look!
The Amazon exclusive The Black Series [Phase IV] Artillery Stormtrooper (TM13) figure is arriving as we post this. It’s honestly one of Hasbro’s nicest-looking figures (for a repaint). Check out that backpack with removable thermal detonators! Did you secure this now sold-out action figure? And when is this character coming in The Vintage Collection? (more….)
More repainted figures! We’re getting the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story cast plus one new character, with all-new paint operations. Let’s check out K-2SO. It looks good, but why did Hasbro revert? (more….)
Due to supply chain issues, Best Buy has begun canceling orders of their Moff Gideon Credit Collection 6-inch figures. JTA reader Dan D. received his cancellation notice today.
It’s been wonderful seeing the few store report across the web of collectors finding the latest The Vintage Collection and The Black Series figures. But in my neck of the woods, this is the only Star Wars stock that does make it to brick and mortar. And for those that did find the new figures, once that stock is gone, it never seems to come back.
We don’t have the energy to complain about The Black Series 50th Anniversary Luke Skywalker figure on the front page, so if you want to hear more negativity about these exclusive, click through. (more….)
Hasbro placed the worst figure from the original The Black Series 6-inch line on the worst Star Wars action figure card art. It’s literally a lose-lose situation with the Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary Greedo figure. Why Hasbro? Why? (more….)
As if its clearance at Target and Walmart weren’t enough, JTA reader and friend Robert F. found the deluxe The Black Series 6″ Jar Jar Binks at Ollie’s.
Hasbro, there are some collectors who like the Lucasfilm 50th Anniversary The Power Of The Force “2” packaging. That’s fine. But if you must release figures in it, can you please get it right? Princess Leia (Ceremonial Outfit) (not “Yavin IV”) came in the final unique packaging of the Kenner/Hasbro The Power Of The Force “2” line, in “starburst” FlashBack and CommTech packaging, not the original red/green card backs. This version of Leia was also part of “The Princess Leia Collection” but that was different packaging too. Are you familiar with the different original modern toy line looks? Do you perform the appropriate research? It’s probably too late to fix, but you should, at the very least, know the error of your ways.
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