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JTA reader alientek found the Walmart exclusive TBS Ahsoka Tano, 332nd Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper, and Mandalorian Super Commando, as well as the TVC Carbonized figures at his local Texas Walmart. Click below for the proof! Are these showing up in your area? Let us know in the comments!

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Toy Photography Is Changing The Business

Today I want to talk about something that, in my opinion, has changed action figure collecting quite substantially in the past few years: toy photography. For the longest time action figure and toy collecting meant that you probably had various figures and vehicles on display in your home – but that outside of family members and friends almost no one got to see your collection. But in recent years more and more collectors have taken on toy photography as yet another hobby and have begun to share their work online. And this ongoing trend has not gone unnoticed by the various toy companies. And I think it has even changed the product lineup to a certain degree, to a point where modern figures, vehicles and playsets maybe even have the toy photographer a lot more in mind than the traditional collector. And it’s not just the Black Series, the Vintage Collection as well, ever since the line was relaunched in 2018!  So let’s talk about toy photography and how it has changed the business!

 
Matthew Cohen Mandalorian and The Child photo

Not a scene from the series

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The Newest Wave Of The Vintage Collection Revealed!

Site swblackseries.de also reveals the next wave of The Vintage Collection that contains the previously revealed Boba Fett and Liea (Bespin Escape). They’ve included Snaggletooth as part of the assortment. Let’s hope it’s an all-new figure based on the character from the Holiday Special, and not the oneincluded in the Special Action figure et!. ALso new to the assortment is Greef Karga and The Child.

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Yesterday, after expressing personal joy and elation for the announced all-new Return Of The Jedi Boba Fett, I posted an article suggesting Hasbro relook at the packaging to make it more authentic to the original Kenner card back. A few readers took the article, which focused on encouraging Hasbro to make the artwork better, out of context, and interpreted it as complaining. So, in return, they complained about “perceived” complaining. If they read the article, they’d see the relevance of it. Thankfully, someone did. JTA reader and friend Binary_Son, famous for creating our “Back The Barge” campaign posters, whipped up how he sees the Return Of The Jedi Boba Fett card art in minutes. And it’s already worlds better than Hasbro’s version shown yesterday. You can see how important it is NOT to zoom in on Boba Fett and correct the “pill” and “Backer” colors. And let’s not forget about the unobstructed sawed-off blaster rifle or the darker blue sky. All of these elements are crucial. In his rough example, the lower body would still need some work, but hopefully, you’ll catch the drift of what Hasbro should be giving us. Thanks, Binary_Son!

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Pre-Order The Vintage Collection Return of the Jedi Boba Fett!

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The Vintage Collection Boba Fett Pre-order pages are now available at some of the online retailers. Click below for direct links!

 

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OK, Hasbro. Firstly, thank you for doing right by collectors of The Vintage Collection. Today’s announcement was LONG OVERDUE, but at least it’s here now. Secondly, since you’ve confirmed this figure’s release, it’s now time to talk about that card back. You should have time to remedy the multiple issues that plague it and get it to your art department to fix it. Click through for more.

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Cancel those full-priced pre-orders! Walmart has marked down the pre-order price to The Vintage Collection’s Anakin Skywalker (Peasant Disguise), Queen Amidala, and TIE Fighter Pilot down to $11.04 each. The Battle Droid remains at normal MSRP. Save nearly $2 per figure by ordering at Walmart now! Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Mark for the alert!

      

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Toy Run Tuesday Order 66 - Umbra Operative and Hondo

I have a custom clone to share with you this week. Perfect, since we’ve reached the 66th TRT. I also got a new figure in the mail and it’s one of my favorites since TVC was relaunched. Click here to check them out!

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Review: Hondo Ohnaka - TVC - VC173

The best way to assess The Vintage Collection Hondo Ohnaka figure is to say it should have stayed a pack-in exclusive with the Millennium Falcon (Smuggler’s Run) vehicle. We hope Hasbro doesn’t waste any other slots on Disney Star Wars figures, unless they’re from Episode IX or The Mandalorian. (more….)

Hondo Ohnaka

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Check out The Vintage Collection’s ARC Trooper Fives (VC172), our latest Visual Guide addition. Click below for the full Visual Guide page, and click here for our full review.

ARC Trooper Fives (VC172) - The Vintage Collection

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Entertainment Earth has opened up pre-orders for the (yet to be officially announced) The Vintage Collection ARC Trooper Fives. Click here for the pre-order page.

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TVC Tatooine Skiff Available At Entertainment Earth For $27

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If you are looking for a second skiff at a discount price, Entertainment Earth currently has it listed for $27. Thanks to JTA moderator Sjefke for the alert!

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It’s feast or famine, y’all! Instagram user blueharvestcollector found the latest wave of The Vintage Collection figures at his local TARGET in Boston Massachusetts. This wave includes the new Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) and Chirrut Imwe.

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For tonight’s Visual Guide update we are adding the first figure from The Vintage Collection wave 27: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) (VC175). Click below for our full Visual Guide. You can also read our full review of this figure right here.

Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) (VC175) - The Vintage Collection

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Is Hasbro simply denying that Fives is getting repacked in the mainline? Their “ultimate checklist” is not as ultimate as they think. It lists the other figures from the wave (Hondo, Chirrut, Jedi Luke), but Fives is still conspicuously missing! We just reviewed this figure, and it’s one of Hasbro’s best. I have 4 of them in hand from Amazon, and another arriving today! Hasbro, where’s Fives?!

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Review: ARC Trooper Fives - TVC - VC172

As of this review posting, ARC Trooper Fives still technically doesn’t exist. Hasbro has yet to formally announce this figure as part of the latest case assortment. It’s an imperfect figure, but at least it’s all-new. However, what’s up with that bronzey facial hair? Will you get this figure from The Vintage Collection for yourself? (more….)

ARC Trooper Fives

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TVC Fives Is A Little Short For An ARC Trooper!

Just when you thought there was nothing else to complain about with Hasbro, another irritating thing rears its ugly head. The Vintage Collection ARC Trooper Fives, now arriving from AMazon and still unofficially announced by Hasbro, is notably out of scale with the rest of the Clone Trooper/Commanders in the line. That means the dreadful upcoming TVC Captain Rex will tower over this figure because that’s the tallest clone sculpt of all! Special thanks to JTA reader John C. for the news and image!

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HasLab TVC "The Child" Unlock Will Come Carded

CNET has revealed more images from the Razor Crest campaign, including a mock-up of The Child (Nevarro) on a TVC card back. Click here for the full story. It remains to be seen if The Mandalorian will also come carded.

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The 2nd stretch goal for the Razor Crest was just revealed. And it’s none other than Baby Yoda aka The Child! He comes with his 2nd crib he had towards the end of season 1! In his left hand Baby Yoda is holding his favorite toy in the world, the metal knob from the control lever. Which was absent from the cockpit renders. How do you like that stretch goal? Also, do you think Baby Yoda might also see a single release (with his first crib) later in 2021? You can back the Razor Crest here to get Baby Yoda in TVC!

HasLab The Child Figure

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HasLab Razor Crest Reaches 8000 - First Stretch Goal Unlocked

With 8000 backers we are now getting (what we should have already gotten) the first stretch goal featuring an escape pod. Let’s hope when they finally reveal the next stretch goal it will be something a bit more exciting! Have you backed it yet?

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What Will The 2nd Stretch Goal Be For The Razor Crest?

The Razor Crest is 352 backers short of reaching 8,000 backers, which means two things: the escape pod is greenlit and the 2nd stretch goal should be revealed in the next few hours, probably when people in North America wake up again. Now the big question is, what will that 2nd stretch goal be? Could it be a Baby Yoda figure? Prisoners in carbonite? A flight stand? A second escape pod? Or maybe some lights for the cockpit and cargo bay? What is your guess? Also, at the pace the Razor Crest gets backers the question is if maybe an ultimate 3rd stretch goal will be added once 10,000 have been reached. Or do you think two stretch goals is all the Razor Crest will get? Also: the first person to guess the 2nd stretch goal wins the internet for today! So leave your guess in the comments!

The 2nd stretch goal should be revealed on Tuesday

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Review: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) - TVC - VC175

Where Is That Refocused Attention For The Kenner 96, Hasbro?

This past February, the biggest news from NY International Toy Fair was that Hasbro refocused their efforts to bring us what they’re calling the original “Kenner 96.” They even made a slide describing this new “initiative.” They launched this new effort with the Power Droid. It was the first figure announced to fall under this criterion. (more….)

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