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German Star Wars collecting site Starwarscollector.de posted a photo of the upcoming Galaxy of Adventures “First Order Driver & Treadspeeder” toy on their homepage earlier today! This set was spotted at Meijer in the US and is supposed to get released on Triple Force Friday.
The toy has an action feature, at the push of a putton the FO Driver is thrown off the speeder and some parts come off. Price will be $19.99 in the US and 29.99 euros in Germany. What do you think of this set? $19.99 for one 5 inch figure and a vehicle seem like a good deal when you consider that a single Black Series figure is also $19.99. Will you add the toy to your collection? Do you think kids will want this set?

Galaxy of Adventures Treadspeeder

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You Want To See Something That Doesn't Exist Officially?

Same procedure as last year? Same procedure as every year! It seems street dates and embargos don’t mean very much when stores put product on shelves which we are not supposed to know about yet.

But TRU Canada put yet unannounced The Rise of Skywalker Galaxy of Adventures figures on shelves! And of course a Star Wars fan found them, took a picture of the figures in the box, and posted them, on Facebook of all things.

You will see Kylo Ren, Rey and the Jet Trooper, and the product packaging for the new Galaxy of Adventures line is revealed as well. The tubes are gone. And once more, these figures were found at Toys R Us Canada, in the wild, so the figures can no longer be considered top secret. Maybe they live in a different time zone up north and it’s already October 4th in Canada 😉 Thanks to JTA regular Matthew Cohen for the tip! So click through to see the three all new Galaxy of Adventures TROS figures, that you need to forget about again as soon as you see them!

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Star Wars And Kids

In light of recent articles, not just on JTA, but also on sites such as Bloomberg, I would like to talk about one more time about Star Wars and kids. According to Bloomberg Star Wars has problems reaching kids. I believe everyone agrees that Star Wars, like any other franchise, needs young fans, not just adults. Lucasfilm has tried various things in recent times to reach kids. Hasbro too, tried several things to get kids to buy or want the toys. Forces of Destiny failed. Resistance has disappointing ratings and will end with season 2, the toyline was cancelled already. And most famously Force Link figures, which were always meant to be played with by kids, were discontinued in favor of an all new 5 inch super articulated Galaxy of Adventures toyline. It remains to be seen if this new line will meet more success. So maybe it’s time to look at how the source material has been doing on YouTube. Is Galaxy of Adventures a success? How does it compare to Forces of Destiny? And how is the latest web series, Star Wars Roll Out doing? Click through for a look at Lucasfilm’s kid oriented entertainment.

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There’s a new post SDCC panel Star Wars interview up on YouTube, and in the video Hasbro designer Sam Smith (with Sarah Carroll) talks in detail what Hasbro’s goals and thoughts are behind the all new 5 inch Galaxy of Adventures line of figures. Hasbro also, in a roundabout way, admits that TVC is for adults and not for kids. Click through for all the relevant quotes!

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The last release from Galaxy of Adventures wave 3 to be added to our Visual Guides is Rey (The Scavenger). Click below for the full Visual Guide, and then head on over and check out our full review.

Rey (The Scavenger) - Galaxy of Adventures

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Today’s Visual Guide update features Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Mentor) from Galaxy of Adventures. Click below for our Visual Guide page, and click here for our detailed review.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Mentor) - Galaxy of Adventures

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We continue our run of Galaxy of Adventures Visual Guide updates with the Kylo Ren (The Dark Warrior) release. Click below for the full Visual Guide. Make sure to also visit our full review for this figure right here.

Kylo Ren (The Dark Warrior) - Galaxy of Adventures

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TARGET Receives Latest GOA Wave

JTA reader Matthew C. sends in a store reports for TARGET. The latest wave of Galaxy Of Adventures figures has graced shelves. To date, we’ve only seen them online at Walmart.

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Our next Galaxy of Adventures Visual Guide update features General Grievous (The Droid General). Click below to have a look at the full guide page, and click here to check out the full review for this figure.

General Grievous (The Droid General) - Galaxy of Adventures

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Next up for our Galaxy of Adventures Visual Guide updates is Darth Maul (The Sith Apprentice). Click below to visit the Visual Guide page, and make sure to also head over to our full review for additional details, comments, and photo galleries.

Darth Maul (The Sith Apprentice) - Galaxy of Adventures

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We are starting a run of Visual Guide updates featuring wave 3 from the Galaxy of Adventures line. First up, check out Boba Fett (The Bounty Hunter). Click below for our full Visual Guide, and click here to visit our full review of this figure.

Boba Fett (The Bounty Hunter) - Galaxy of Adventures

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Be Careful What You Wish For?

Some collectors have been very unhappy with modern day 5 POA 3.75 inch Star Wars figures. They say that what used to be good enough 40 years ago doesn’t cut it anymore in the modern day and that 3.75 in figures should all be super articulated. So some collectors vehemently called for the death of the modern 5 POA 3.75 inch line. And now it seems they may get their wish. But in the process everyone loses and no one really wins anything. Why? Click through for a discussion!

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Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Mentor) - GOA - Basic

Ugh! Hasbro! Please kill this figure already. It’s no longer welcomed in the basic figure line. It’s TERRIBLE! See what else we think of the Obi-Wan Kenovbi (The Mentor) Galaxy Of Adventures line. 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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Mentor)

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Review: Rey (The Scavenger) - GOA - Basic

Is she Jedi training or scavenging? Apparently, Hasbro doesn’t know either. Let’s take a look at another unneeded figure in the third wave of Galaxy Of Adventures line. This time it’s Rey (The Scavenger) is a nice version of the figure. But you probably already own it. 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.

Rey (The Scavenger)

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Review: Kylo Ren (The Dark Warrior) - GOA - Basic

Let’s continue looking at the third wave of Galaxy Of Adventures figures you probably don’t need! Kylo Ren (The Dark Warrior) is a nice version of the figure. But you probably already own it. 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.

Kylo Ren (The Dark Warrior)

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Review: Darth Maul (The Sith Apprentice) - GOA - Basic

Let’s continue looking at the latest wave of Galaxy Of Adventures figures you probably don’t need! Darth Maul (The Sith Apprentice) was great in 2014, but it’s better now. 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.

Darth Maul (The Sith Apprentice)

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Here we go again! Let’s continue looking at the latest wave of Galaxy Of Adventures figures you probably don’t need! General Grievous (The Droid General) was good in 2014, but how about now? 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.

General Grievous (The Droid General)

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Review: Boba Fett (The Bounty Hunter) - GOA - Basic

Here we go again! It’s another wave of Galaxy Of Adventures figures you probably don’t need! Let’s start with Boba Fett (The Bounty Hunter). 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.

Boba Fett (The Bounty Hunter)

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Hurry! In what might be the final wave of Galaxy of Adventures action figures (since they’re getting discontinued in a few retail locations), they’re all IN STOCK at Walmart. Special thanks to JTA reader Craig for the alert!

      
      

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Galaxy Of Adventures Found On Clearance At Walmart

JTA reader MiketheRatGuy sends us proof that his local Walmart has put the Galaxy Of Adventures figures on clearance for $3.00. We don’t know how widespread this is, but it could show the beginnings of a company-wide clearance. It’s impossible for this line to be a success. Collectors, the only people buying Star Wars figures in the greatest numbers, want super-articulated action figures.

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How many of you out there would like to know that there could be a famous classic Original Trilogy Star Wars beast in Episode 9? Well, click through for more!

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We’ve also just been apprised of a Galaxy Of Adventures Droid 3-Pack based on Episode 9 characters. It will be moderately priced.

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So far, most Galaxy of Adventures shorts have been pulling from big screen canon. Their latest video, while not directly citing it as a source, seems to come straight from the Vader Down comic (mixed in with a reference to Rebels). Seeing it in animated action is pretty impressive!  Full Story

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Galaxy Of Adventures Rewrites Star Wars History

Today I would like to talk about the latest Galaxy Of Adventures short that features Leia. So far, the shorts used audio snippets from the original trilogy movies and more or less faithfully recreated the scenes from the movie using animation. For the latest Leia episode Lucasfilm did something different though, and I feel we should discuss it and what it means for both official canon and the overall franchise going forward. Click through for more details!

Star Wars: Truth vs Fiction

Find the mistake in this photo collage! (Click for the much larger version so you see what’s happening in better detail)

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New Wave Of Galaxy Of Adventures Figures Revealed!

The official Star Wars website revealed a brand new wave of Galaxy of Adventures figures!
The wave includes Rey, Kylo Ren, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ep III), Darth Maul, General Grievous and Boba Fett. Each figure comes with a comic book. Also, each figure is a repack. It should be noted that the tube art and comic for Rey are for Jakku Rey in The Force Awakens, but for some strange reason Hasbro decided to put a The Last Jedi Rey in the tube.

Galaxy of Adventures Rey

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