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Toy Run Tuesday Order 66 - Umbra Operative and Hondo

I have a custom clone to share with you this week. Perfect, since we’ve reached the 66th TRT. I also got a new figure in the mail and it’s one of my favorites since TVC was relaunched. Click here to check them out!

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Merchandise for The Mandalorian is finally infiltrating all licensees. Now we have The Mandalorian (with The Child) in the Disney Star Wars Toybox line. You’re going to like it. (more….)

The Mandalorian

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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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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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New Star Wars Movie Pushed Back One Year

Today Disney announced that several of their upcoming tentpole movies will be delayed for a full year. Click through for the details!

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Hollywood has seen better days

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J.W. Rinzler is an author of various “The Making of…” Star Wars books and former Executive Editor for Lucasfilm. He was with the company for 15 years and had begun work on his “The Making of The Force Awakens” book when things fell apart. Perhaps you remember Rinzler’s blog and the story revolving around his canceled “The Making of The Force Awakens” book. Eventually Rinzler’s blog, where he wanted to go into more detail, was deleted and Rinzler had to sign an NDA with Disney that basically forbids him from talking about many things Star Wars fans are really interested in.
But yesterday the ForceCast podcast, the official podcast of Theforce.net, had J.W. Rinzler as a guest and while he still cannot really divulge concrete details, he did talk a bit about the transition when Disney took over Lucasfilm. And what may be of interest to toy collectors, he also talks about what changed for licensees, like Hasbro. Click through for more details!

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J.W. Rinzler

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! Today’s Visual Guide is for all the Fathers out there… The Black Series [Phase III] The Child. Click below to check out this little guy, and make sure to also check out our full review of this figure over in our review database.

The Child - The Black Series [Phase III]

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Review: The Child - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figure

The Child is adorable. You’ll likely want many of them. The figure comes with three scene-specific accessories too. And it looks awesome with The Mandalorian figure. (more….)

The Child

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Disney Pre-Angers The Twitterverse For Star Wars Day

Disney has angered many Twitter users with a recent tweet explaining that any May The Fourth content you post is “theirs.” “By sharing your message with us using #MayThe4th, you agree to our use of the message and your account name in all media and our terms of use here: http://disneytermsofuse.com,” it said. The terms of use then go on to state the company can use your user-generated content “royalty-free,” and virtually without any limit. As you know, Twitter makes it abundantly clear that your content is your content. Whether this disclaimer has any true impact is yet to be seen. But there is palpable outrage if you check Twitter. PC Mag has the full story.

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BREAKING NEWS: Hasbro And Disney Announce New Licensing Deal!

The wait is finally over, after months and months of speculation Hasbro and Disney finally announced that both companies will extend their partnership and that Hasbro will continue to make toys for both Star Wars and Marvel! This is a multi-year deal and covers both theatrical releases and shows on Disney+!

Not much else is known at the moment, i.e. how much was paid, if royalty rates are more reasonable now or when the new agreement will expire. We will update this article once we learn more!

What are your thoughts now? Are you happy that Hasbro will keep making Star Wars toys (and Marvel Legends, of course)? In my opinion Hasbro was and is still the best partner for Disney. Leave your own thoughts in the comments!

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The Clone Wars "Bad Batch" Preview On StarWars.com!

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Check out the “Bad Batch” preview at StarWars.com, the new upcoming episode of The Clone Wars only on Disney+. Get your Disney+ membership HERE!

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Review: D-O/R5-2JE/R6-LE5/R2-SHP - Droid Factory

The D-O/R5-2JE/R6-LE5/R2-SHP Droid Factory four-pack concentrates on four new droids from Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. Most of them are quite nice, and it’s the only way to secure a 3.75″ version of D-O at the moment. Check this set out 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.

D-O/R5-2JE/R6-LE5/R2-SHP

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Review: Rey - Star Wars Toybox (14)

We’re continuing to at the latest wave of Disney Star Wars Toybox figures! Let’s move ahead with Rey. 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.

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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.

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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.

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Welcome To The World Of 4K Star Wars!

That’s right! After all the rumors of 4k versions of the entire saga coming for quite some time now, Disney+ shows up and says “SURPRISE!” The entire Star Wars saga (minus Solo and The Last Jedi which are licensed out currently) are available in 4k and also apparently with Dolby Atmos. I know where I’ll be for the next 24 hours, how about you? Now, we can only hold out hope that when they come to Blu-Ray we get our fabled theatrical releases as well. You can sign up for a free trial and see the first two episodes of The Mandalorian if you are still on the fence. 

You can sign up for a free trial of Disney+ right here!

P.S. Despite being scheduled for a 9 am EST release, The Mandalorian is live and we’ll have reviews coming!

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New "The Mandalorian" Character Posters Revealed!

Check out these new character posters for The Mandalorian that was shared on the Star Wars official facebook. We can see The Mandalorian, Cara Dune, Greef Carga, IG-11 and Kuiil. We’re getting so close and if you’re not quite sold, we’ll be doing reviews of each episode so you can check it out and those who watched can have a discussion. Disney+ begins streaming The Mandalorian on November 12th! Click each one to get a closer look.

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Toy Run Tuesday #16 - Five Below and Disney Outlet

Good morning everyone! I hope this week was successful in satisfying your itch for collecting. I was able to add a few new pieces to my collection, so please click through to check it out and share your week in Star Wars in the comments!

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Disney Once More Tries To Popularize Star Wars In China

According to a story by the Hollywood Reporter Disney has struck a deal with Tencent’s “China Literature” platform, which is the largest e-book and online reading platform in  China.
As part of the deal 40 Star Wars books will be translated into Chinese for the first time, but the deal includes one more, much more important thing. Click through to read more!

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Stan Marsh tries to write a script

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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.

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There is an interesting article on Cinemablend that reveals just how much Hasbro is still holding back from fans when it comes to Rise of Skywalker toys that are being released on Triple Force Friday. Cinemablend spoke with Mike Ballog, Hasbro’s Senior Director of Global Marketing, and he said this:

We have clear conversations about what can come out when, and what needs to stay under wraps. We work around things with that in mind. At least from a Hasbro stand point, [the product on display is] maybe 30-35% of our full line.

In case you wonder, the conversations are with Disney of course, who apparently keep Hasbro from releasing toys when it would make the most sense. For example, could the almost complete lack of Knights of Ren action figures mean that these come with accessories that would spoil the plot? Why is there no Dark Side Rey figure? Lucasfilm leaked her a while ago. Let’s hope Hasbro still has some nice things in store for collectors, because not all that many figures will be released next Friday.

Read the full article on Cinemablend!

Rise of Skywalker D23 Reel

Not available as an action figure on Triple Force Friday

 

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The Disney+ panel not only released the first official public trailer for The Mandalorian, but also officially announced the long-rumored Obi-Wan Kenobi series. 

The Disney+ panel was the first to announce an all-new Star Wars series in development, one that many fans have been asking to see since the closing scenes of 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi, electrified the audience when he emerged following the announcement of his involvement in a new series taking place eight years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, where we last saw Obi-Wan delivering the infant Luke Skywalker to his Tatooine homestead.

Click through for all the details from the Disney+ panel at D23!

 

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Star Wars on Disney+ And Disney Break A Record!

While not directly related to toys or the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker, there are a few Disney news I thought are worth sharing. The first piece of news is about what to expect on Disney+ later this fall, including what Star Wars content you will find, as we now have a more definitive list of what movies and shows will be available. And then Disney has smashed a record. Which one? Click through to find out more!

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Artist’s impression of Bob Iger’s morning routine

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