There are confirmations out there that Hasbro is canceling Cara Dune action figures in The Vintage Collection and The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ lines. Comicbook.com has the story.
The Droid Depot Droids multipack features two all-new sculpts for the Disney line. Based on characters from Galaxy’s Edge, this five-pack is colorful, diverse, and comes with one massive droid. It also includes a new R1 unit in the same color scheme as the character we see in A New Hope. Disney coincidentally made the same error on this character as Hasbro did on their version too. (more….)
Tonight’s Visual Guide update adds Rey (Dark Side Vision) (TROS01) to our The Black Series [Phase IV] archives. Click below for the full Visual Guide. Make sure to also visit our full review of this figure right here.
Tonight we start adding a few figures from The Black Series [Phase IV] to our Visual Guides. Up first is The Armorer (TM04). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide page. You can also check out our full review of this figure in our review database.
Tonight’s Visual Guide update takes a look at another Galaxy’s Edge exclusive, the Droid Depot set from The Black Series. Click below to check out the full Visual Guide page. You can also find this review in our review database right here.
The latest wave of The Black Series [Phase IV] figures are hitting, and we are taking a close look at the excellent Greef Karga, but not before taking another knock at the Disney Trilogy. It’s another one of Hasbro’s finest figures of the year. (more….)
Let’s continue looking at the latest wave of The Vintage Collection figures. We have another addition from The Mandalorian. The Armorer is another excellent figure. But where are all of the accessories? (more….)
We are wrapping up our Visual Guide updates from The Vintage Collection wave 27 with the addition of Hondo Ohnaka (VC173). Click below for our full Visual Guide page. Make sure to also revisit our review of this figure right here.
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….)
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!
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….)
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….)
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….)
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….)
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….)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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