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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Review: Stormtrooper - POTF2 [R] - Collector Series

The Collector Series Stormtrooper was a huge disappointment. See why this is true 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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Convention Exclusive Black Series Medal Ceremony Luke Revealed!

JTA reader Michelalano discovered an official promo photo of the upcoming Black Series Medal Ceremony Luke on Facebook!
This Luke will (also) be available as a German con exclusive, apparently and he comes in a quite nice looking special box and a host of interesting accessories!
Hasbro Germany sent the official promo photos to various German Star Wars fansites and groups on Facebook. This con exclusive is not part of the Triple Force Friday event in the US. Click through for all the details! Special thanks to Michelalano for the alert!

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Review: Tusken Raider - POTF2 [R] - Collector Series

Are you aware of the two versions of Tusken Raider Collector Series figures Kenner/Hasbro produced? They had to fill a spot for the postponed Chewbacca. See and 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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Check out our latest Visual Guide update, featuring Luke Skywalker (Yavin) (VC151) from The Vintage Collection. Click below for our full guide page. Make sure to also check out our full review right here.

Luke Skywalker (Yavin) (VC151) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Han Solo - POTF2 [R] - Collector Series

The first modern Han Solo Collector Series figure is GOOD. See how it could be improved 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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The first modern Obi-Wan Kenobi Collector Series figure is EXCELLENT. Why do all Obi-Wan Kenobi figures look so good? 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.

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Review: Luke Skywalker (Yavin) - TVC - VC151

NEW FIGURE! It’s time to check out the brand new The Vintage Collection Luke Skywalker (Yavin) (VC151) figure. It’s beautiful! And it will probably be the last time we’ll ever see this figure made. See how well the updated parts mix with the older ones. It will be everywhere this October. But you can see comparison pictures and more now 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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The Power Of The Jedi Han Solo (In Stormtrooper Disguise) 12 Inch Figure is rather bad. See 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 (In Stormtrooper Disguise)

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Upcoming Triple Force Friday Star Wars Sets Have Leaked

There was an article here originally… that discussed and showed all the upcoming LEGO Star Wars sets for Triple Force Friday. We received a friendly email from LEGO about a previous article that showed photos posted elsewhere already and they asked us to remove the content. Which we did, of course.

If you want to see the photos of the sets, both the box and loose, google for promobricks.de they have high res photos of everything on their homepage!

Also, once the genie is out of the bottle you can’t put it back, these photos are on the internet, easily found. But LEGO has to abide by Disney’s rules as well, and the embargo exists, we have to respect that.

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Hasbro came a long way with the late-2003 Star Wars “Saga” [Phase III] Obi-Wan Kenobi (Tatooine Encounter) 12 Inch Figure. It has a lot going for it, but it’s still not perfect. See and 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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Review: Han Solo - SW [S - P2] - 12 Inch Figure

What happened to 2003’s Star Wars “Saga” [Phase II] Han Solo 12 Inch Figure? It’s a mess. 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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Hasbro made some fantastic 12 Inch Figures during the Power Of The Jedi era of the toy line. Death Star Droid (With Mouse Droid) is an excellent release. 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.

Death Star Droid (With Mouse Droid)

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