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Review: Hondo Ohnaka - TVC - VC173

The best way to assess The Vintage Collection Hondo Ohnaka figure is to say it should have stayed a pack-in exclusive with the Millennium Falcon (Smuggler’s Run) vehicle. We hope Hasbro doesn’t waste any other slots on Disney Star Wars figures, unless they’re from Episode IX or The Mandalorian. (more….)

Hondo Ohnaka

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Visual Guide Update - The Mandalorian (TM01) - The Black Series

With the new The Mandalorian Season Two trailer dropping today, it seems like perfect timing to add The Mandalorian (TM01) to our The Black Series [Phase IV] Visual Guide. Click below four our full guide page, and make sure to also check out our full review right here!

The Mandalorian (TM01) - The Black Series

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Review: The Mandalorian - TBS6 [P4] - TM01

Let’s return to the first wave of The Black Series [Phase IV] line! Next up is The Mandalorian wearing Beskar armor! But it’s not vac-metalized!. (more….)

The Mandalorian

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Review: BB Units [Red/Black] - Galaxy's Edge Trading Outpost

We finish up the BB Units for the Galaxy’s Edge Trading Outpost line. They aren’t from the Disney Droid Factory line. They’re from the 5POA TFA/SW [TLJ] Two-Packs sub-lines, which means they don’t split in half or have a lot of movement or play features. It’s a disappointing development. Let’s conclude with the BB Units [Red/Black] set. (more….)

BB Units [Red/Black]

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Review: BB Units [Blue/White] - Galaxy's Edge Trading Outpost

Hasbro went super-cheap on the BB Units for the Galaxy’s Edge Trading Outpost line. They aren’t from the Disney Droid Factory line. They’re from the 5POA TFA/SW [TLJ] Two-Packs sub-lines, which means they don’t split in half or have a lot of movement or play features. What a huge disappointment. We begin looking at these with the BB Units [Blue/White] set. (more….)

BB Units [Blue/White]

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The Mission Fleet Speeder Bike/The Mandalorian set comes with The Child and it’s adorable. It might be the right size for The Vintage Collection too! (more….)

Speeder Bike/The Mandalorian

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There is a new line of Droid Factory action figures at TARGET via the Galaxy’s Edge Trading Outpost line. This one resembles 2007’s TAC R2-KT figure. Let’s now look at the Astromech Droid Purple/White – Server] figure. Once again, why can’t Hasbro give these figures names? (more….)

Astromech Droid [Purple/White - Server]

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There is a new line of Droid Factory action figures at TARGET via the Galaxy’s Edge Trading Outpost line. How many waves will there be? Only time will tell. Let’s now look at the Astromech Droid [Red/White – Dome] figure. Why can’t Hasbro give these figures names? (more….)

Astromech Droid [Red/White - Dome]

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There is a new line of Droid Factory action figures at TARGET via the Galaxy’s Edge Trading Outpost line. How many waves will there be? Only time will tell. Let’s look at the Astromech Droid [Black/Orange – Rockets] figure. Why can’t Hasbro give these figures names? (more….)

Astromech Droid [Black/Orange - Rockets]

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Did you forget about the Sequel Trilogy too? Don’t worry. Retail hasn’t. JTA reader from New Zealand, Andy M., sends us a few images highlighting the disastrous sales of The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon. (It must have performed as well as The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter!) Whether discount outlets like ROSS and TJ MAXX, or various chains internationally, one thing is certain: you can find all the ST merchandise you want. In all seriousness, I wonder how the 3.75″ scaled line would have fared if it were designed for collectors instead of kids (like all the products made from 2005 to 2014 were). I’d imagine collectors would have purchased a lot more than they did. Developing the Star Wars toy line fro a kids’ perspective was a huge misstep in retrospect.

    

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In a disconcerting and troubling move, Disney’s Galaxy Of Adventures’ latest installment recreating the Battle of Hoth removes General Rieekan from the story and promotes Princess Leia to a general without explanation. (Well, unless this is explained in a Disney Star Wars source I don’t know about.) What is going on over there? It seems that everything from The Empire Strikes Back would be preserved to celebrate its 40th Anniversary accurately. Is this the new canon for The Empire Strikes Back now? No General Rieekan? Determining what is canon and what isn’t when stories are conflicting with one another is creating a complete mess.

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While anything is possible, a relatively new job was posted at Hasbro’s employment website (within the last 30 days) for Manager, Global Brand Development & Marketing – Star Wars. If I was a betting man, I’d interpret this to mean that the brand isn’t going very far, meaning, there could very well be a license renewal. This is all conjecture on my part, but this turn of events does make things interesting for the Star Wars brand.

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Our next series of Visual Guides focus on the “Carbonized” retail exclusives featured on Triple Force Friday. First up, let’s look at The Mandalorian (94) (Carbonized). Click below to check out our full Visual Guide for this figure, and also check out our full review right here.

The Mandalorian (94) (Carbonized) - The Black Series [Phase III]

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We are finishing out the Visual Guide updates for wave 22 of The Black Series [Phase III] with Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (90). Click below for our full Visual Guide page. You can also revisit this review over in our review database.

Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (90) - The Black Series [Phase III]

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Review: C-3PO (With R2-D2) - Star Wars Toybox (12)

We’re continuing to at the latest wave of Disney Star Wars Toybox figures! Let move ahead with the C-3PO (With R2-D2). It’s nice. And it’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.

C-3PO (With R2-D2)

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Review: Sith Trooper - Star Wars Toybox (15)

We’re switching gears to look at the latest wave of Disney Star Wars Toybox figures! Let’s start this run with the Sith Trooper. It’s cool. And it’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.

Sith Trooper

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Review: Supreme Leader Kylo Ren - TBS6 [P3] - 90

You want another Kylo Ren, don’t you? Well, now he’s called Supreme Leader Kylo Ren. And he comes with a damaged helmet. 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.

Supreme Leader Kylo Ren

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Today is our 3800th review AND our 200th entry in our The Black Series [Phase III] archive! Let’s take a closer look at The Mandalorian (Carbonized) figure which is a TARGET exclusive. It’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.

The Mandalorian

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Tonight we are updating our The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guide with the addition of The Mandalorian (94). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide. You can also read our full review of this figure right here.

The Mandalorian (94) - The Black Series

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Review: The Mandalorian - TBS6 [P3] - 94

Let’s check out The Black Series [Phase III] The Mandalorian figure. It’s pretty awesome. Find out more about it 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.

The Mandalorian

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TSA Bans Galaxy Edge's Grenade-Shaped Coke Bottles

It looks like the TSA has mistaken the Galaxy’s Edge Coke bottles for thermal detonators and now they’re banned on any flights. Esquire has the full story!

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Stop Being A Man-Baby! It's For Kids!

Walmart polled kids this year to get an idea of what some of their favorite toys and brands are and what Wlamart should have IN STOCK for America’s Best Toy Shop. As you know, Walmart has grand plans to take over the world as the #1 toy shop. See if you can find what intellectual property and Hasbro brand DID NOT make the list. It’s no wonder so many locations have no Star Wars section left. Click the image below for the winners of the poll (a pdf document), but you can also read more HERE.

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Things Are Improving At Retail!

With so much doom and gloom JTA reports (well, that’s only some of the feedback we get),  I guess facts hurt feelings sometimes. However, it’s great that I can turn the tables on y’all and give you a positive store report. Because for the last four years, retail has been absolutely miserable in my area when it comes to Hasbro Star Wars. Absolutely miserable. (Crap! There I go with doom and gloom again.) OK, let’s restart this. I am happy to provide some positive truth for you so that more doom and gloom won’t shatter your world. This time it’s positive. I promise! Are you ready? Here we go!

Full Story

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Galaxy's Edge "Action Skit" In Need Of Some Fine Tuning?

Our good friends at Rebel Force Radio has posted an action skit from Galaxy’s Edge. Wo. Watch it and see what you think it’s missing. There’s no action, no relevant dialogue, no explosions, and no duels just to name a few things. They got to spice this up a bit, no? Let us know in the comments.

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Doctor Aphra (87) is our next The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guide update. Click below for our full Visual Guide page, and make sure to head on over to check out our full review as well.

Doctor Aphra (87) - The Black Series

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