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Holy cow! The Walmart exclusive Kessel Mine Escape playset is less than $10 at Walmart online. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Mark for the alert! If you want to know why you need this fun set, see our review of it HERE!

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Solo Spin Off Series In Development?

There are some rumors circulating the internet that Lucasfilm may develop a Disney+ spin-off series based on Solo. Website Star Wars Unity has a story about an alleged Solo spin off that would continue some of the story threads of the movie. The rumor report says that any series based on Solo would most likely revolve around Crimson Dawn and not so much Han Solo, Chewbacca and Lando. Click through to read more!

Han Solo and Qi'Ra Kiss

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Hot Toys Announces Solo Movie Version Of Darth Maul

If you ever wanted to own a version of Darth Maul with robotic legs, now is your chance. Hot Toys just announced an all new Darth Maul figure as he appeared in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Darth Maul is an all new figure, has posable eyes, his accessories include an LED lightsaber, a lightsaber blade with motion blur effect, his seat from the movie, the usual hands and there will also be (small) hologram versions of both Darth Maul and Qi’Ra. Maul has a tentative release date of Q4 2019 / Q1 2020. He should go on pre-order very soon. If you want to know more details and see many more photos, showing off the figure in various action poses, please go to the official Hot Toys website!

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The Vintage Collection Wave 21 Recap!

In case you missed any of it, here is the recap of The Vintage Collection wave 21. This great group of figures received updated galleries and a ton of discussion from our community. Be sure to add your two cents HERE if you missed any of it!

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Up next for our TVC wave 21 Visual Guide updates is Lando Calrissian (VC139). Click below to check out our full Visual Guide. You can also check out our full review of this figure right here.

Lando Calrissian (VC139) - The Vintage Collection

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NEW IMAGES ADDED INCLUDING COMPARISON SHOTS AND DIORAMA SHOTS! Let’s check out the “almost perfect” Lando Calrissian figure from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Hasbro, keep up the great work! 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.

Lando Calrissian

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Here we go! We are thrilled to present you with a sneak peek of The Vintage Collection wave 21, and now all of the rough galleries and notes are completed. Check out the Imperial Stormtrooper (from Rogue One), Lando Calrissian (from Solo), Chewbacca (from A New Hope), Captain Phasma (from The Force Awakens) and the Elite Praetorian Guard (from The Last Jedi). Full reviews and updated galleries coming VERY SOON! In the meantime, check out their current statuses HERE.

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The MPAA Report 2018 And The Last Jedi

The MPAA released its annual report a short while ago. Unfortunately, since Solo failed to make the top five highest grossing movies of 2018, the MPAA report doesn’t offer a more detailed breakdown of the movie’s demographics, something we still had for The Last Jedi. However, the MPAA report has also a segment on home media performance. And here we can see how well The Last Jedi and Solo did. So click through for more info!

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JTA reader Terminal Voracity sends a cool store report for the Walmart Exclusive TVC Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure. It’s now on Rollback at some retail locations. See images below for proof. By the way, you can still order the figure online HERE

    

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Visual Guide Update - Dryden Vos (79) - The Black Series

The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guide updates continue with a look at Dryden Vos (79). Click below to check out our full guide page. Make sure to also check our full review of this figure.

Dryden Vos (79) - The Black Series - 6-Inch Figures

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Review: Dryden Vos - TBS6 [P3] - 79

The Dryden Vos figure from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line is not perfect. Find out why 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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Tonight’s Visual Guide update features the amazing Han Solo (Mimban) (78) 6″ figure from The Black Series [Phase III]. Click below to check out our full Visual Guide page, and make sure to also stop by and comment in our review.

Han Solo (Mimban) (78) - The Black Series - 6-Inch Figures

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Review: Han Solo (Mimban) - TBS6 [P3] - 78

The Han Solo (Mimban) figure from The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line is stunning. Find out why 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.

Han Solo (Mimban)

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Are you aware of the pretty cool special feature on The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Dryden Vos figure? If you place him in the cold, the markings of his species which are on his face turns bright red. We have full images of this in our RDRs gallery on this figure RIGHT HERE! Check it out! Leave any and all comments about this figure on the review page! Thank you!

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No Oscar For Solo

Last night the 91st Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles. Solo – A Star Wars Story did not win its only category it was nominated for, the best FX Oscar went to First Man instead. I would have given it to either Ready Player One or Avengers Infinity War, but I am not a member of the MPAA. Adam Driver also didn’t get his golden statue, he lost to Mahershala Ali. Ben Burtt’s son, whose name is also Ben Burtt (which caused much confusion here on JTA before), also didn’t win for his sound mixing job for Black Panther. However, the composer for The Mandalorian series, Ludwig Göransson, did get an Oscar for his Black Panther score. Congratulations to him! And if you wonder where Kathleen Kennedy was: she and her husband Frank Marshall received their Irving Thalberg awards (“honorary Oscar” but the award is a golden bust of Irving Thalberg) last November already.

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Wow! It’s a miracle. The Walmart exclusive TVC Mimban Stormtrooper figure has finally hit brick and mortar. Special thanks to the Georgia Alliance of SW Collectors Facebook Group for the news!

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The Star Wars [Solo] line has ended, but we have a few more things to add to the Visual Guide. Tonight we are adding the Walmart exclusive Kessel Mine Escape playset. Click below to check out our detailed Visual Guide, and make sure to revisit our full review of this set right here.

Kessel Mine Escape - Star Wars [Solo] - Playsets

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Tonight we are adding another 12-inch figure Visual Guide to the Star Wars [Solo] line of figures. Click below to check out Enfys Nest. You can also revisit our full review of this figure right here.

Enfys Nest - Star Wars [Solo] - 12-Inch Figures

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Kessel Run Millennium Falcon 50% Off At HTS' eBay Store!

If you’re interested, Hasbro Toy Shop’s eBay store has the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon for 50% of! Special thanks to JTA reader Sean C. for the alert!

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Solo Toy Line Featured In The Simpsons Last Night

Last night, Hasbro’s Solo: A Star Wars Story line was featured on the Simpsons very briefly. While competing in a “toy store shopping spree” contest, Bart and Mulhouse crash and lose while trying to avoid the Solo toys (and Ralph wins). You have to wonder there if there is some intentional subliminal statement somewhere in this very brief scene about the state of Star Wars and collecting. I wouldn’t put it past Matt Groening. He’s a brilliant man. Special thanks to JTA reader Aldo for the alert and image.

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There Is Always Time To Laugh

I planned for this moving image, created by JTA reader and friend Alientek, to be the funniest thing I saw today, but fortunately for me, a story relayed by good friend Chris Swanksi at Bantha Skull took the cake. I sadly cannot share his story with you, so please enjoy this image below. I usually don’t post silly things like this on our front page, but I think we all could use a laugh. If you don’t check our RDRs on a daily basis, you miss the creative work that so many of our readers that post stuff like this often. And I am thankful to all that do. You can check out our RDR on this Lando Calrissian figure HERE.

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Tonight’s Visual Guide update features Lando Calrissian, from the Star Wars [Solo] 12-Inch figure line. Click below to check out the full guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review on this figure right here.

Lando Calrissian - Star Wars [Solo] - 12-Inch Figures

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Review: Lando Calrissian - SW [S] - 12-Inch Figure

Many of us didn’t know this figure existed until recently, but the Lando Calrissian 12-Inch Figure is remarkable. Find out why in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even 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.

Lando Calrissian

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Hero Series/12-Inch Figures On Clearance At Walmart Online

Heroes Series/12-Inch Figures including some I didn’t even know existed are on clearance at Walmart.com. A final wave of 12-Inch Figures was intended for release in the summer of last year but never made it out. These include Lando Calrissian, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper. I also found the First Order Executioner in Star Wars [Solo] packaging. Also, Walmart’s exclusive R2-D2 and BB-8 are also on sale. Special thanks to JTA reader Craig F. for the alert!

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Solo Gets An Oscar Nomination

The nominees for the 2019 Academy Awards were announced. And Solo – A Star Wars Story received one nomination for best visual effects. Adam Driver is nominated as supporting actor for his role in BlacKkKlansman, also nominated in this category is Richard E. Grant, who will star alongside Driver in Episode IX. And yet another artist associated with Star Wars received a nomination: Ludwig Goransson is nominated for best score for Black Panther, he is the composer for The Mandalorian.
I believe Solo has zero chance of winning, that award will probably go to Avengers Infinity War or maybe Ready Player One. But maybe Adam Driver will actually be an Oscar winning actor once IX is released. let’s hope he won’t be struck by the Oscar curse then…
Will you be even watching the Oscars this year? The show seems to be more and more out of touch with time and general audiences. But maybe the Black Panther best picture nomination will attract some more viewers than last year.
Edit: The person called Ben Burtt nominated for sound editing for Black Panther is not THE Ben Burtt apparently, but someone who has the exact same name and works at Skywalker Sound.
Edit 2: Actually Ben Burtt Jr is the son of Ben Burtt. Who is also a “Jr”, so apparently calling your son “Ben” is a time-honored Burtt family tradition. What a joy family gatherings must be!

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