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Has “Bubblegate” returned? The evidence provided by longtime JTA reader Craig P. points to “yes,” but hopefully, it’s just a bad sample. The bubble of his The Vintage Collection Reva (Third Sister) figure came clean off the card. (more….)

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Thicker TVC Card Stock: Yay! - Ring Around The Collar: Nay!

Hasbro one step forward, two steps back they take, always they do. It was a tremendous turnaround for The Vintage Collection when the latest wave of figures and some exclusives began showing up on thicker card stock. But have you taken a closer inspection of these latest cards? (more….)


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Yikes! Either the packaging is warping these figures’ legs, or the tooling is beginning to breakdown at the factory. Regardless, Hasbro needs to employ some better quality control on some of The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures. JTA reader Darth Cannabis.sends us an image that should send shivers down your spine. Hopefully, this won’t become a chronic issue. And I hope hot water helps get these figures back in a shapely form.

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The seems to be more than just a few TARGET exclusive First Order Stormtrooper Executioner 6″ figure with paint operations errors. We have received five reports already from five different areas of the USA. At first glance it appears to be a return scam, but these are sealed. The helmet is missing the black details. Be careful when choosing your sample. You’ll want to get one with a helmet. that isn’t all white. Thank you goes out to friend Cameron F. and JTA reader Zach N. for the images and readers Mike P., Brian B. and Mark N. for for additional reports.


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Talk About Lazy Packaging!

JTA Reader Danny sends us some images of his latest order of 40th Anniversary figures from And i thought I got some bad packaging! Has anyone else received some horrible packaging like this from


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You want to see how her new legs look? We alerted you to Amazon updating their product page for the long-awaited and highly anticipated The Black Series [Phase III] Hera Syndulla (42) figure back in May. Now they’ve added new images of the revised figure to that product page. Check it out!

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When New Technology Goes Wrong: Do You "See" It?

It look like something rather IMPORTANT is missing from JTA reader Ray M.’s latest The Black Series [Phase III] Qui-Gon Jinn (40) acquisition from ThinkGeek in Humble TX, which is just northeast of Houston. Can you guess what it is? We’ll let Hasbro slide here. This is new technology that we hope only gets better with time. What eyes you have! Or is it “what eyes do you have”?

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