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Hey Hasbro! Your art department has some work to do on the upcoming The ViIntage Collection Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) figure. (Thank you for releasing this long-awaited figure by the way.) While we received this card art on the first edition Luke Skywalker (Endor Capture) figure from 2010, it’s nice to see everything corrected and in place for this ultimate release. However, there is ONE major error we’re hoping you can fix to help authenticate the original vintage Kenner release from 1983. To our readers, by comparing the thumbnail images below, can you see what differs between the two of them? If not, click through for the answer!

    

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Amazon has pre-order pages up (no images yet!) For the 6 missing numbered figures from The Vintage Collection that were left out of the Toy Fair announcements (Power Droid is VC167, and Luke is VC175)! Pre-order links below! Thanks to JTA reader Craig for the alert!

UPDATE: We hope you got your orders in because Amazon has taken the pages down!

 

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NY International Toy Fair Hasbro PRESS IMAGES

See the official PRESS IMAGES from Hasbro on our Facebook page!

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Also Available From Walmart: TVC Power Droid

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You can also order The Vintage Collection Power Droid at Walmart’s online store! Special thanks to friend Mark for the alert once again!

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Amazon has opened pre-orders for today’s two TVC basic figure reveals: Power Droid (VC167) and Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) (VCV175)

     

 

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Hey TVC collectors! Is it possible that Lando Calrissian (Sandstorm Outfit) (VC89), Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit) (VC95), Darth Malgus (VC96) will be joining the all-new Episode 4 Power Droid? Entertainment Earth has redacted the names but left numbers either for misdirection, or they forgot to remove them! What do you think? Only one figure from the three makes sense.

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The Vintage Collection NYTF Reveals - All THREE of Them!

Well, I’m not sure why I was expecting to see Mandalorian and Clone Wars merchandise this Toy Fair. It’s not like The Mandalorian was the number one tv show when it aired, and fans haven’t been greatly anticipating the return of The Clone Wars for nearly a year now. Nevermind all that, what we want are repacks! At least they look nice. Click through to check them out!

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We have a sneak peek for you on the next wave of The Vintage Collection. Check out Cara Dune (VC164), The Mandalorian (VC166) and the Remnant Stormtrooper (VC165). This is one solid wave, and one of Hasbro’s finest in a VERY long time. Cara Dune is excellent. She looks a little bit too much like Mandy Moore, but you probably won’t care. She comes with the dagger, but it’s permanently attached to her boot unfortunately. The Mandalorian is another excellent release. The paint operations look off in a few spots, but again, you need to have a discriminating eye to see the issues. The Remnant Stormtrooper is what it is, and that’s an excellent new version of the Rogue One Imperial Stormtrooper. Hasbro went cheap on the deco on the figure’s posterior. They should have pulled out all the stops and made the figure as filthy as possible. All figures come with 30 points of articulation. Anyway, reviews are coming very shortly, so check out the complete galleries and dioramic shots RIGHT NOW!



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The Deafening Silence Of The Sequel Trilogy

As someone who, in my strong opinion, was justifiably critical of the Sequel Trilogy, I had zero hopes or expectations for The Rise Of Skywalker. ZERO! However, the last thing I ever expected was to like the film. A LOT. Let’s face some basic facts. The Sequel Trilogy went the wrong way for Star Wars. (more….)

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Where, Oh Where Has TVC Gone? Oh Where, Oh Where Can It Be?

It’s fantastic some Walmart stores are getting the latest TVC figures. But it’s been over a month now, and TARGET hasn’t received a blessed restock of TVC figures in about eight of the ten TARGET stores in my area. What DOES arrive in stores and sit are the latest The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figures. The same figures haven’t been touched by 6″ collectors. Why? Online? What’s the excuse? Hasbro: Stores, well, the ones that decided to still carry TVC mind you, are SCREAMING for more figures. Why is it so difficult to fill the pegs? For the record, in the Star Wars aisle at this particular TARGET in Princeton NJ there are seven TVC Snokes rotting. (The image below shows the end cap.)

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More Walmart Store Finds Of The Latest TVC Figures!

JTA reader and friend Russ T. found the latest wave of The Vintage Collection in the Plainfield NJ area of the country. While not hitting everywhere at the moment, the reports are consistent. Let us know if you’ve found this great wave too!

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Are you tired of seeing the same boring figures get repackaged in TVC? We feel the same as well. With all the “repackaging” happening in The Vintage Collection, I thought about one item that Hasbro should ‘probably consider’ re-releasing. Because it’s the 40th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, would it be the perfect time to get this beautiful vehicle out again, perhaps with improved paint operations. Heck, they could charge more for it and add electronic lights and sounds, and that would make it a worthwhile repurchase for me! Hasbro’s made sure to get out solid cases of Boba Fett recently, so they have plenty of the pilots out there to steer this ship! They’d only need to get out a new Lando Calrissian, Lobot and new Cloud City Wing Guards to make its re-release perfect!

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With encouraging new store reports of the latest The Vintage Collection figure found, I have to say it’s a bit depressing to check out the Walmart stores where I live. They’ve completely given up on Star Wars.

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Found! TVC The Mandalorian/Cara Dune Wave Hits Walmart!

Wow! Our friends at The Vintage Collection Facebook page have an early report of a reader of their finding the wave at Walmart today! it’s hard to believe they’re arriving already!

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We have an early COMPLETE REVIEW and PHOTO GALLERY for you on the surprise announcement Imperial Troop Transport. Simply put, it’s a beauty. But it has ONE MAJOR PROBLEM. Find out what it is by reading our review. There are so many features here that I believe collectors will be overwhelmed by this vehicle. Let’s hope more all-new vehicles are on the way. The success of this is dependent on that! Anyhow, check out our 52-image gallery, complete with the Imperial Troop Transport populated with a ton of Imperial Stormtroopers, as well as every angle imaginable inside and outside. Click HERE to see it all! As always, please leave your comments and feedback on the review page!

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This Is A TVC Imperial Stormtrooper CODE RED!

It’s baffling how The Vintage Collection Imperial Troop Transport is on its way to some collectors’ homes as we speak, and yet nearly everyone is STILL waiting on The Vintage Collection Rogue One Imperial Stormtrooper figures to populate it. Arrival dates get pushed to the next month once we reach the end of the current month. And not too many people know what’s going on with it. Hasbro, we warned you the moment this figure was announced to produce it like you had no other figure to produce. But as usual, you don’t listen. If those pre-orders are limited or canceled, get ready for a backlash you’ve never seen to date. Oh, and before you say “Remnant Stormtroopers” are on the way, then you don’t understand why longtime collectors want the clean white Imperial Stormtroopers first and foremost.

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Amazon.com has also listed the newly announced The Vintage Collection Imperial Troop Transport. Click here for the pre-order page!

 

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It’s quite alarming (in a good way, of course) that The Vintage Collection is getting this much press. The Hollywood Reporter has an excellent article on The Vintage Collection Imperial Troop Transport with Hasbro designer Mark Boudreaux. Check it out!

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Order The TVC Imperial Troop Transport At Entertainment Earth!

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JTA sponsor Entertainment Earth has put the TVC Imperial Troop Transport up for order! You know what to do! Unlike Hasbro Pulse, Entertainment Earth has these IN STOCK! If you buy 2, you get FREE shipping!

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Let the leaking begin! StarWarsCollector.de reveals an Imperial Trooper Transport vehicle for The Vintage Collection under The Mandalorian banner. Check it out! Thanks to Steve U. for the alert!

UPDATE: This item is up for pre-order on Hasbro Pulse!

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I found this to be a bit humorous. Maybe you will too, or maybe you won’t. While periodically looking on Amazon for a Luke Skywalker (Crait) figure (since they sent me a destroyed one that arrived months ago), I was shocked to see what the aftermarket price is on this canceled figure. Currently, it’s over $60.00. That’s obviously not the humorous part. What is humorous, however, is the “alternate” lower-priced figure Amazon recommended instead in the top left corner. Click the image below and see it for yourself. I mean, I know it’s a “silver anniversary” figure and everything, but come on Amazon! I am not necessarily looking for a lower-priced figure, I am looking for this figure at MSRP! How irritating is it to deal with Hasbro’s inability to get the appropriate stock to their retail partners, without it going to ROSS, Ollie’s, or TJ Maxx first?

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I want to make a plug for 2 of my favorite shops online for custom parts: Krazy D’s Customs, and Watto’s Scrapyard. Both companies offer 3D printed parts of their own skilled original design, but for very different aspects of the customizing world. For people like me who love to customize, they fill a valuable, if not crucial role, in collecting today. Click here to see what I mean.

Krazy D’s Kustoms

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With the state of Star Wars merchandising (and action figures in particular), I wish that everything The Vintage Collection-related going forward would come via HasLab. (more….)

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You've Just Crossed Over Into The Hasbro Zone

You’ve always collected Star Wars toys with relative availability at the retail level. But recently, you’ve encountered another dimension of nothingness; nothing to purchase because there’s nothing found. You’re desperately trying to spend your extra income on the latest Star Wars figures. But instead, you’ve just crossed over into The Hasbro Zone. (more….)

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