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Has The Hasbro Star Wars Brand Jumped The Shark?

With all that’s slowly getting leaked and revealed for Triple Force Friday, I can’t help but be reminded of a Season 5 Happy Days television episode whose plot point became a universal line of demarcation for something that changes so drastically from its original intent it becomes unwelcomed.

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Amazon currently has the TVC Imperial Combat Assault Tank for $24.40 + $5.59 shipping. Thanks to JTA reader Thomas for the alert!

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Check out our next The Vintage Collection Visual Guide update, this time featuring Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) (VC158). Click below to check out our full Visual Guide, and also make sure to visit our full review.

Luke Skywalker (VC158) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) - TVC - VC158

NEW THE VINTAGE COLLECTION FIGURES! Let’s move ahead with the repacked Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) figure. It’s a fantastic release and the best figure in the wave. See more in 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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Up next for our The Vintage Collection updates is Zorii Bliss (VC157). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide page, and then head on over to read our full review.

Zorii Bliss (VC157) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Zorii Bliss [The Rise Of Skywalker] - TVC - VC157

NEW THE VINTAGE COLLECTION FIGURES! Let’s continue with the mysterious Zorii Bliss. She’s not perfect, but she’s got it where it counts!. Discover more in 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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BREAKING NEWS! An image of The Vintage Collection Poe Dameron’s X-wing Fighter has been revealed via Facebook! Still, this may not be the wisest choice for a new collector-focused vehicle. Is that a new C-3PO or Chewbacca in the image? Check it out! CTTO.

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We are adding more new The Vintage Collection figures to our Visual Guide database. Next up is the all-new Sith Jet Trooper (VC159). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide. Make sure to also check out our full review for this figure right here.

Sith Jet Trooper (VC159) - The Vintage Collection

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Review: Sith Jet Trooper - TVC - VC159

NEW THE VINTAGE COLLECTION FIGURES! Let’s start with the Sith Jet Trooper. It’s a new take on the Sith Trooper. Find out more in 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.

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All Of Those TVC Updates And Improvements: "What A Coincidence!"

We couldn’t help but notice a few trends with regards to The Vintage Collection. We’ll just say, “What a coincidence!” (more….)


You’ll have to guess who the monkey and the organ grinder are.

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DENIED! More TROS TVC Register-Locked Figures Found

DENIED! JTA reader Eric C. found the newest The Vintage Collection figures at his local Walmart in Canada, but was denied purchase when he brought them to the register! Check out the great shots he got of the figures by clicking the images below.

          

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TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin) (VC151) Parts Clarification

I made a couple of mistakes on the Luke Skywalker (Yavin) figure’s recipe. So, I wanted to clear that up here. Firstly, the figure is indeed a retool of 2013’s TBS [P1] Luke Skywalker (#05) figure. But the head sculpt (and hairpiece), forearms AND hands are all new parts. I initially believed they were the same hands of the Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) figure from the Luke Skywalker Jedi Destiny set, but those hands are ball-jointed, and Luke Skywalker (Yavin)’s hands are swivel. I wanted to make that detail clear. They look to be based on each other, but they’re definitely different. If you haven’t seen our review on this figure, please check it out HERE.

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The Vintage Collection Knight of Ren (VC155) Shows Up On eBay

Another leak, this time VC155 Knight of Ren makes its way to eBay. The auction has ended, but you can check it out right here. Thanks to JTA reader Ruari for the alert! Click the thumbnail below for a larger view. Minor spoilers apply!

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Time Capsule: TVC Figure Questions For A Future Generation

Let’s enter fantasy land for a few moments. If given the opportunity, what would you ask the 2010-2013 Hasbro Star Wars Team about The Vintage Collection that you never got answered? What irritating features on figures never got updated that still bug you today? What TVC figures do you feel need to be re-released to meet collector demand? Do you still want VC66 and VC67 made available to those who missed out? Do you have any questions on why a specific figure was approached the way it was instead of another way? Whatever your inquiry or complaint, please leave it in the comments. Be sure also to reference the figure you’re talking about with its VC number, otherwise, we might not know.

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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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WOW! BREAKING NEWS! Thanks to The Heroes and Villains Facebook group, we have carded images of the newest The Rise Of The Skywalker The Vintage Collection figures! There are important things to note! Hasbro must have listened to us whining about the name pills. Heck, we posted enough articles on that disaster. Both the font and style have been updated! Amen! Glory! Hallelujah! Also! There is some strangeness here too. Why is Poe Dameron on a The Rise Of Skywalker card back? BIZARRE! Not everything is perfect, but there are obvious strides of improvement! Check them out by clicking the image below. And don’t forget to comment! Special thanks to friend Josh M. for the alert!

    

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Toy Run Tuesday #11 - Republic Gunships

A couple weeks back I posted that I got a grail piece in my collection: the Black Series Shock Trooper Helmet. This week I’m pleased to say that I was able to add another grail piece to my collection. The title is your answer, but there is more to the story. I also received an awesome photo from the client who I made those 2 ARC troopers for. Click through for my week in Star Wars, and let us know what you added to your collection this week in the comments!

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Hasbro Pulse SDCC Exclusives: The Best One Still Available!

The Black Series [Phase III] Sith Trooper and 6″ vintage Kenner Boba Fett sold out almost instantly. But you can still get the Luke Skywalker Jedi Destiny Special Action Figure Set at Hasbro Pulse. They don’t make enough of these things. Ever.

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HURRY! TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin) (VC151) Loose On eBay!

Cool! Bossk’s Bounty reveals the card back of the new TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin) figure revealing images of new upcoming TVC figures! Check it out!

Source: Bossk’s Bounty YouTube Channel. Also check out Bossk’s Bounty Homepage!

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The Rise Of Skywalker Initiates The Fall Of 3.75"!

Have you fully processed that the Hasbro The Rise Of Skywalker toy line will be the first without a range of 3.75″ figures outside of The Vintage Collection yet? It’s true. And you could say that this means that The Rise Of Skywalker is initiating the decline of 3.75″!

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TVC Luke Skywalker (Yavin) NOW ON eBay!

ALSO! The figure is on eBay if you want one! Special thanks to JTA reader Kesh for THAT alert!

UPDATE: I messaged the eBay seller asking about the ankles, and he said he doesn’t see any ankle articulation added “but it’s hard to tell while in the packaging.” So, it doesn’t look like that detail was updated, sadly.

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The Luke Skywalker (Yavin) listing that showed up on Walmart a couple of weeks ago is now visually confirmed thanks to Instagram. And it’s clearly not a straight repack as assumed by some collectors. Check it out! Thanks to JTA reader Ruari W. for the alert! Also, it’s definitely some type of retailer exclusive as evidenced by the assortment number. As Ruari and I both noticed, it looks like Hasbro is correcting their sin of placing the subtitle to the right of the figure’s name to underneath of it like it should. I am glad we whined about that now. Let’s hope they’re consistent with this fix! Original image from Tim at Bossk’s Bounty.

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If you missed out on the TVC Han Solo (Stormtrooper) figure at Target, Amazon currently has him listed for $12.99. Thanks to all those that wrote in to let us know!

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