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TVC Poe's X-Wing Fighter Stock Running Low

We’ve learned that the stock for TVC Poe’s X-wing Fighter at $59.99 at Walmart Online is running low! If you’re on the fence, you may want to take the plunge before they’re gone (if you think this is a good price).

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Not a bad deal if interested…. $34.99 at Entertainment Earth.

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JTA reader Craig F. writes in with a TARGET store report. It appears they’re still getting in relatively new Star Wars products, although I have found nothing within 50 miles of my house. Let us know if you’re having some luck out there!

   

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eBay seller tunghori keeps listing new TVC figures including Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) and the Power Droid and K-2SO if you’re interested. Many figures go in and out of stock, FYI. SO don’t give up! Special thanks to JTA reader TC for the alert!

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JTA Presents: The Pathway To The Vintage Collection

To understand The Vintage Collection’s present is to respect its history. If you’re relatively new to collecting, you’ve quickly figured out that The Vintage Collection is Hasbro’s most popular 3.75″ super-articulated basic figure line ever produced. And many collectors will tell that Hasbro no longer treats it with the tender loving care it deserves. (Opinions vary greatly on that sentiment.) However, lovers of this line became saddened when Hasbro temporarily retired the line in 2013 as it paved the way for The Black Series 6″ line. Collectors waited for a grueling half-decade before we saw the line’s return. You already know the rest of that story. But do you know how we got here the first time? Please join us in discovering The Pathway To The Vintage Collection on the 10th Anniversary of the original line launch!

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Hurry! The TVC Poe’s X-wing Fighter is only $59.99 at Walmart Online! Special thanks to friend Mario for the alert!

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eBay seller tunghori listed the new TVC Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) (VC169) figure if you’re interested. Special thanks to JTA reader Mark for the alert!

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How many people cancelled their preorder for the Galaxy’s Edge Millennium Falcon at Target? One JTA reader was able to preorder it during the second wave with a 10% coupon, but after weeks of contemplating, he decided to cancel his order. He’s gone from fear of missing out to buyer’s remorse. (more….)

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Let’s wrap up our Visual Guide coverage of The Vintage Collection wave 26 with K-2SO (VC170). Click below to check out the complete Visual Guide, and then stop by and check out our full review.

K02SO (VC170) - The Vintage Collection

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The Vintage Collection wave 26 Visual Guide updates continue tonight with Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) (VC169). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide page for this figure. You can also check out our full review right here in our review database.

Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) (VC169) - The Vintage Collection

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Holy cow! Is this a major spoiler? On Instagram, Entertainment Earth posted a tease of the Kenner Death Star Space Station with a The Vintage Collection logo slapped on the box. What does this mean?! If you recall, we “teased” this idea over a week ago!

UPDATE: JTA just received word that Entertainment Earth IS NOT selling this playset.

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Ollie’s is getting in older The Vintage Collection figures at a fraction of their original cost! JTA reader and friend Scott K. has the story! Click through for more!

  

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Why Does Hasbro Hate Star Wars Culture?

It’s evident that Hasbro hates the fine arts. Do you believe it has been more than 13 years since they released any of the musicians from the Original Trilogy in the 3.75″ basic figure line? And the last releases in 2007 were the same old sculpts from the 90s. What gives, Hasbro? Let’s get both bands updated in The Vintage Collection stat!

  

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Up next for our The Vintage Collection Visual Guide updates is Clone Commander Wolffe (VC168). Click below to check out the complete Visual Guide. You can also read all about this figure in our full review right here.

Clone Commander Wolffe (VC168) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: K-2SO - TVC - VC170

We like The Vintage Collection K-2SO. But we wanted to love it. Do you know why we don’t love it? You’ll have to read our review to find out. The figure has some issues, and Hasbro could have prevented them. (more….)

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The Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Game is ALSO $15.00 at Walmart.com. They also have some good deals on older Star Wars toys if you search their section. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Mrk for the alert!!

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Hasbro Pulse updated their convention exclusives page. The short story is that they’re available in September 2020. Each Star Wars item is listed separately now. Click through for more information! Special thanks to Scot G. for the alert!

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No Power Droid For You Until October 1st?!

It appears some TARGET locations have register-locked the Power Droid figure from the rest of the wave UNTIL OCTOBER 1st! Clone Commander Wolffe, Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper), and K-2SO all still ring up, but Power Droid will put you in register jail. Let us know if you experience this too. Special thanks to JTA reader Alientek for the news.

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Target.com has put The Vintage Collection Millennium Falcon Smuggler’s Run vehicle back in stock. Special thanks to JTA reader Aldo for the alert!!

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Hasbro, you know that The Vintage Collection packaging is a HUGE part of the collecting experience. And it appears there is a STRONG possibility that the TVC Smuggler’s Run Millennium Falcon will ship WITHOUT an outer box to protect the original packaging. From the explanation on their website to confirmations made by Guest Relations at the 1-800 number, it seems collectors won’t be getting their investment protected. If the interpretation of this is incorrect, we’ll happily issue a correction, but please confirm either way. We understand they’re going to slap a shipping label right on the front of the actual TVC box. If required, can you please work with your great retail partner and advise them against this practice? Can you work with them so they can offer collectors something that will protect the packaging/box of this treasured item? Let’s prevent disaster and an angry collecting community. Thank you! Also, thank you for getting more units up for pre-order today. That was the right thing to do. But so is ensuring these large vehicles ship with protection too.

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Target.com has once again added their upcoming The Vintage Collection Millennium Falcon Smuggler’s Run vehicle exclusive to give collectors another chance. Hasbro has stated that quantities are limited. Let us know how you make out!

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Review: Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) - TVC - VC169

Well, color us surprised. Hasbro redid the Photo Real application on this Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper) figure. We had no idea they intended to update it with any changes at all. It’s an excellent 3.75″ super-articulated action figure. We have a definitive version of this character finally. Are you repurchasing it for your collection? (more….)

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And BAM! Just like that. See, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Hasbro announces that more quantities of the TARGET exclusive TVC Smuggler’s Run Millennium Falcon will go up for pre-order 7/24 (tomorrow) at 10 AM ET on TARGET’s website. Good luck to everyone!

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Review: Clone Commander Wolffe - TVC - VC168

Collectors of The Vintage Collection line get to add another character from The Clone Wars into their collections! Are you ready for the phase II version of Clone Commander Wolffe? It’s an admirable effort with some surprising new tooling. Will you add this figure to your Plo Koon focus? (more….)

Clone Commander Wolffe

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And it’s getting worse. As if the debacle of TARGET’s Galaxy’s Edge exclusives wasn’t enough, JTA reader blueharvestcollector tagged us on Instagram, showing what the few who secured the TVC Millennium Falcon are doing with their pre-orders. It’s salt in the wound. Now, the irritation doesn’t come from an anti-capitalist attitude. Scalpers can do what they want, but only after the demand is met. This item lasted a mere moments online. Hasbro, you have to meet the demand for these exclusives better. All we hear is how you can’t price anything out. Then you finally release what collectors have begged for years to have another opportunity to purchase, and you make it limited. Why do you make these exclusives IMPOSSIBLE to secure? You need to work with TARGET ASAP and get more units available for pre-order. You’ve essentially ticked off most of your customers who wanted this, the TVC community that still remains. This is not how a relationship works. If there are more coming, then please let us know immediately. Because right now, people are walking away angry.

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