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As Hasbro was winding up the 12 Inch FIgures line, they produced some of the nicest figures in the entire line. Garindan (Mos Eisley Cantina) is a case and point example of this. 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.

Garindan (Mos Eisley Cantina)

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Review: C-3PO - GOA - Five Inch Figure

The C-3PO Galaxy Of Adventures figure is a decent release, but it has some imperfections. Check it 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.

C-3PO

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Walmart Exclusive TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin) Still $6.99!

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With all of the crazy Black Friday and Cyber Monday hoopla, it appears many of you missed out or didn’t know about the TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin) Walmart exclusive figure for $6.99. It’s still that price if you’re interested. Thanks to all who wrote in reminding us that this deal probably didn’t make it out there fully.

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Watching The Original Star Wars Movie In 2019

As everyone knows the Star Wars Special Editions are the only available versions of the movies. The new 4K versions on Disney+ have tweaked things a bit, improved color grading, there are some minor edits here and there, but they too are the Special Editions of course. Which is just what George Lucas intended. He considers the Special Edition the ultimate edition, the version fans should see. However, many old fans would also like to see the original version of the movies they saw in cinemas back in 1977, 1980 and 1983. The last time these versions were released was in 2006 as mediocre DVD transfers.
However, you can watch the original version of Star Wars even today. Even in 4k! In this article I want to talk about how you could, in theory, watch the original, unadulterated Star Wars movie. In this article I will tell you about two fanmade edits of Star Wars and I will show you several screenshots, so you can see how they differ from each other and the Blu-Ray. However, there are several important caveats. I will address them after the jump! So click through for a trip back in time, when “A New Hope” was simply “Star Wars”.

Original 1977 Lucasfilm Title Card

Original 1977 Lucasfilm Title Card

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Comparing A New Hope And The Mandalorian

Chapter 5 of The Mandalorian takes the hero and Baby Yoda to Tatooine (we knew that from the posters and various trailers already). I thought it would be fun to compare The Mandalorian’s Tatooine with what we saw in A New Hope. I also take a look at color grading and what has changed here since 1977. So click through for a few comparisons and to see how faitfhfully the show managed to recreate the planet. Very mild spoilers may apply, so people who don’t like even the mildest of spoilers (basically, just set pieces from the first 5 minutes or so from the show) should only click through once they have seen the episode! Everyone else, please go ahead to take a look at Tatooine 1977 vs 2019!

Tatooine, Lars Homestead

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Review: Chewbacca - POTF2 [R] - Collector Series

Let’s continue with the Collector Series Chewbacca figure. It’s the worst 12-Inch Figure Hasbro ever produced. See the figure 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.

Chewbacca

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Review: TIE Fighter Pilot - POTF2 [R] - Collector Series

We’re continuing to look at the Collector Series line. Let’s move ahead with TIE Fighter Pilot again. He’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.

TIE Fighter Pilot

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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.

C-3PO (With R2-D2)

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Visual Guide Update - Wedge Antilles (102) - The Black Series

Tonight’s Visual Guide update features Wedge Antilles (102), another entry for The Black Series [Phase III] Visual Guide. Click below to check out the full guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review in our review database.

Wedge Antilles (102) - The Black Series [Phase III]

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It’s the 100th numbered figure from The Black Series [Phase III], and it’s today’s Visual Guide update. Click below to check out Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony). You can also read up on this figure in our full review. Special thanks to Entertainment Earth for providing us with our review sample!

Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony) (100) - The Black Series [Phase III]

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They’re GOLD! Let’s continue to check out a series of sets intended to celebrate the Skywalker Saga. Let’s move forward with the Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) (Darth Vader/Stormtrooper) two-pack. It’s the focused 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.

Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) (Darth Vader/Stormtrooper

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Review: Wedge Antilles - TBS6 [P3] - 102

It’s unreal it’s taken Hasbro seven years to bring us a second X-wing pilot in the 6″ line. But they finally released Wedge Antilles. You’re going to like this figure very much. 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.

Wedge Antilles

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Review: Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony) - TBS6 [P3] - 100

We’ve hit the 100th figure in The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line. And Hasbro took this landmark event for granted by spelling his name incorrectly TWICE on the box. Thankfully, it’s one of the best Luke figures we have. Special thanks to Entertainment Earth for providing us with our review sample! See Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony) 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.

Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony)

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Hasbro, we have to chat. Thank you for providing us definitive updates of the Luke Skywalker (Yavin) and Princess Leia Organa (Yavin) figures. You did a fantastic job on them, and the enhancements you made to the figures are appreciated. But did you realize you produced these characters as they appeared at the very end of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope? You forgot to update these characters in their outfits at the BEGINNING of the film. We made it easy for you. We provided images of the figures you neglected to update. Click through for more!

  

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Visual Guide Update - Jawa (VC161) - The Vintage Collection

Our next The Vintage Collection Visual Guide update kicks off a look at wave 24, featuring the Jawa (VC161). Click below for a full look at our Visual Guide, and click here to read our full review.

Jawa (VC161) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Jawa - TVC - VC161

Here we go again! New The Vintage Collection figures! Let’s begin with the Jawa! It’s probably the only definitive modern replacement we’ll ever get from Hasbro, sadly. 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.

Jawa

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You can check out rough Photo Galleries for The Vintage Collection wave 24 RIGHT NOW in our Research Droids Reviews. The RDRs, begin tomorrow, but you can check out most of them now. Princess Leia Organa (Yavin) (VC150) got delayed but will be here tomorrow. I’ll add her as soon as she arrives. In a nutshell, wave 24 is a great “repack and repaint” wave. (Remember those?)
Interestingly, the Sith Trooper is an all-new figure. I thought for sure he used parts from the SIth Jet Trooper, but not a single part is reused. For me, the Jawa is bittersweet. I desperately wanted a Jawa on a Star Wars card, and Hasbro delivered. But I would be lying if I said I am content with the straight repack of The Black Series [Phase II] figure. A Jawa deserves all-new tooling and premium soft-goods. At the moment, the Shadow Trooper is my favorite of the bunch so far. It’s a fantastic sculpt, and the extra gear is appreciated and welcomed. Anyway, be sure to check them all out!



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Visual Guide Update - Luke Skywalker's X-Wing Fighter - TVC

We have our full Visual Guide of the newly released The Vintage Collection Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter available. Click below to check out the guide page, and make sure to stop by and read our full review. You can still pre-order this amazing vehicle over at our sponsor Entertainment Earth.

Luke Skywalker's X-Wing Fighter - The Vintage Collection

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WOW! It’s our 200th review for The Vintage Collection line! Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter hasn’t looked better! Hasbro upgraded the deco making this the definitive version of our favorite hero’s vehicle. See this iconic vehicle in all of its glory and learn EVERYTHING you NEED TO KNOW about this just-released vehicle. It’s all 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.

Luke Skywalker's X-Wing Fighter

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That’s a wrap! We hope you enjoyed our pre-Triple Force Friday exclusive look at The Vintage Collection wave 23 figures. Good luck acquiring them all beginning 12 AM tonight! Stay tuned for links! If you missed any of our reviews, click any image below so you can catch up!

    
    

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What the heck happened to the Collector Series Greedo figure? What a mess. 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.

Greedo

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Review: C-3PO - POTF2 [R] - Collector Series

The C-3PO Collector Series figure is better than average, but not perfect. Learn 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.

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And here are official Hasbro glamour shots of the Vintage Collection toys for Triple Force Friday! Click through for a closer look at things like Luke’s X-Wing!

Vintage Collection AT-ST Raider

TVC AT-ST Raider

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Do you know about the rolled-up flight map in the sleeve of the Collector Series Luke Skywalker (In X-wing Gear) figure? See that and 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.

Luke Skywalker (In X-wing Gear)

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Review: Princess Leia - POTF2 [R] - Collector Series

The Collector Series Princess Leia is very nice, although imperfect. 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.

Princess Leia

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