Good friend and reader Trevor (lemon327th) has just finished with his Instagram give-away of a custom LEGO JTA trooper, and has officially launched his customs store where you can now pick one of these gems up for yourself. Whether you are a LEGO collector or not, a cool little JTA trooper will look good sitting on your desk! Click here to check out his full range of customs for your Grand Army of the Republic! Make sure to use code LEMONS for a site-wide discount.
LEGO customizer and JTA reader Trevor (lemon327th) has made in our honor a custom-designed LEGO JTA Clone Trooper and is giving one of them away via his Instagram account. Head over to give him a follow and see what you need to do to get ahold of this cool trooper design! And, on Friday he’s launching his store page to showcase all of his work, including the unique JTA trooper. So, if you don’t win, you can certainly still army-build a JTA Clone Trooper Legion (I know what will be going on my desk soon). Great job Trevor! We love it!
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Walmart has marked down the LEGO Star Wars 501st Legion Clone Troopers. It’s not a huge price drop but if you need to army build some 501st troopers and Battle Droids for about $4 each (plus the vehicles) then it helps!. Thanks to JTA reader Mike for the alert!
Hello! Welcome back to another TRT! This week I have a couple things to share with you. I tried 3d printing this week… It didn’t go so well. I have some other things to share, so please click here to read today’s issue of Toy Run Tuesday!
Fans of the LEGO Star Wars video game franchise will be happy to know it’s returning in 2020 with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Head over to StarWars.com for full details!
We don’t often share LEGO news here, but I get weekly email notifications from the LEGO Ideas website, and this week they announced the finalists for their recent Star Wars battles challenge. I personally like the Assault on Tosche Station and Battle of Endor Chess set. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
Today LEGO released its annual report for 2018. And while 2017 was not a good year for the Danish company, 2018 saw LEGO back on track. LEGO could buck the overall trend in the toy industry, which shrank in several key markets around the globe, and both market share and revenue grew in 2018. Much of this growth came from the Chinese Toy Market, but LEGO also grew in the USA and Western Europe. Revenue was up 4% in 2018, to 36.4 billion DKK (about 5.5 billion USD). The operating profit of 10.8 billion DKK ($1.65 billion USD) was also up 4%. It seems LEGO managed to deal much better with TRU’s demise, in contrast to Hasbro or Mattel. What is of special interest to Star Wars fans is that LEGO named these themes as their top sellers in 2018 (in no particular order): LEGO City, LEGO Technic, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Friends and LEGO NINJAGO. Now that doesn’t necessarily mean that Star Wars grew in 2018, but it was most certainly still a top performing theme for LEGO! With these numbers LEGO easily outperformed Hasbro in 2018.
The names of several upcoming LEGO Star Wars sets for Episode IX have been leaked. And the names tell us one tiny, but perhaps quite important, tidbit about Episode IX. If you want to know more, click through. And everyone else may enjoy their Saturday morning or afternoon (depending on the time zone), knowing nothing, be the Jon Snow of Star Wars fandom!
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LEGO® Star Wars: All-Stars, a new animated adventure series that spans all Star Wars eras, will debut beginning MONDAY, OCT. 29, on Disney XD YouTube and DisneyNOW. Comprised of eight shorts and four half-hour episodes, the series features LEGO versions of the fresh faces of the Star Wars galaxy alongside iconic heroes including Kylo Ren, R2-D2, Young Han, Chewie, Young Lando, BB-8 and General Leia. Click through for full details!
Pre-order the awesome LEGO Darth VAder’s Castle on Amazon right now
And not to neglect Amercian collectors, the UCS LEGO Millennium Falcon is IN STOCK at Amazon for $799.99 Prime!!
Disney has officially revealed a ton of products from Hasbro, Funko, LEGO and a bevy of other licensees. New Hasbro figures are also officially revealed. Check out the gallery on our Facebook page! Click HERE for the official PRESS RELEASE.
Fortune.com has written a fantastic article on why the Toy Industry would suffer if Toys R Us goes belly up. I have heard and seen many comments by readers ‘happy’ or ‘indifferent’ to see TRU’s demise because of various reasons, but there is a bigger picture. And Fortune goes into detail about it. Check out the article and then come back here to comment.
LEGO released its full year results for 2017 earlier today. And after more than a decade of constant growth LEGO saw its first revenue decline in 2017. Revenue was 5.8 billion USD, which is 8% less than 2016. Net profit was 1.7 billion USD, a 17% decrease.
This is what LEGO had to say about their Star Wars line: “LEGO Star Wars products, released in the second half of 2017, performed in line with expectations.”
Make of that what you will. The question is, what were their expectations? I think it’s safe to assume that LEGO Star Wars probably saw some decline, which would be in line for the overall trend for Star Wars toys in 2017.
Did you buy any of the TLJ LEGO sets last year?
We just finished up at the annual LEGO Toy Fair Preview Party. Click below to visit our full gallery over on our Facebook page.
What are you looking forward to seeing revealed from Funko, LEGO, Sideshow Collectibles, Gentle Giant Ltd., Kotobukiya and Tamashii Nations? If there are any other licensees you’re curious about, let us know in the comments and we will be sure to see if they’re at the show. Let us know in the comments!
JTA is heading into the city today to begin our Toy Fair 2018 coverage! We will kick things off early tomorrow morning with LEGO, then continue on to Javits Center and finally the big Hasbro event, where we will do a live blog right here at JTA throughout the presentation (where hopefully they will reveal some great TVC news). Stay tuned as we post updates. We’ll post our galleries in real time to Facebook and post links on our front page as we get the chance. We’ll do followup coverage throught the weekend. We will aggregate everything on our portal page for a ‘one stop shop’ of all of our coverage.
Listed as exclusive for Prime Members, you grab the LEGO Ultimate Millennium Falcon for just $800 on Amazon. Click through for the product page! Thanks to JTA reader Michael for the alert!
The Toy Industry numbers for the 2017 year have been released. We have a summation about how well Star Wars toys performed this past year in relation to recent years. Click through for more.
If you’re interested, the LEGO Shop has the UCS Millennium Falcon in stock! Special thanks to JTA reader Tony L. for the alert!
Nonstop Star Wars is never a good thing. We have been saying this since 2015. It seems to have ramifications now. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a hit, but the Force may not be as strong for Disney when it comes to merchandise sales this year. Panjiva, a data company that tracks the giant shipping containers that arrive at U.S. ports, says 6,587 of them with Star Wars gear were shipped in the seven months leading up to The Last Jedi, but that’s down 47 percent from the seven months leading to Rogue One in 2016 and off 56 percent from the same time period ahead of The Force Awakens in 2015. The Hollywood Reporter has the full story. (more….)
The JTA Holiday Gift Guide (and Santa Hat Porg) is back with Part II and it’s filled with great gifts for Star Wars fans of all ages! So come inside (droids are welcome too!) and take a peek at what we have in store this time around!
It’s that time of year again! That magical time of year where our hearts get fuller while our wallets gets emptier. It’s also the time where you look to find the perfect gift for that special Star Wars fan in your Galaxy not so far away. Well, JTA is here to make it a bit easier with our Holiday Gift Guide! In it, you’ll find some great Star Wars gifts for all the Star Wars fans in your life from younglings to the 900-year-old Jedi Masters. Click through to see what we have in store for Part 1 of our guide!
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