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Can Hasbro Compete in the Big Leagues?

Since the late 70’s, the Star Wars toys Kenner, and then Hasbro, made were for kids. The current line-up of Hasbro toys, however, are adult collectibles. Perhaps no recent figure makes that more apparent than the Deluxe Boba Fett (Tatooine) release. At $28, it is unlikely that the average parent would make that purchase for a child or even teenage collector. Expensive action figures are not unprecedented, nor are adult collectible 1/18 scale lines. How does Hasbro measure up? Can they compete in this market, and how does this gateway figure compare to other similarly expensive lines? More…

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Toy Run Tuesday #138 - Glendale Toy Show

Good day to you, toy runners. Today I bring you a report from a local toy convention that was held in Glendale, AZ. There were plenty of toys from just about every line you can think of, vintage and modern. I ended up not buying any new Star Wars figures though! I’m at a point in my collection where I am very satisfied with what I have from past releases. I buy what grabs my attention now.  See anything here that grabs yours?

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Toy Run Tuesday #137 - 501st Clone Troopers and Arcade

How do you do, Toy Runners? Thank you again for tuning in to another Toy Run Tuesday. Preorders from the latest wave continute to arrive. I also updated one of my dioramas with a scale replica arcade carpet. Sometimes it’s good to take a turn with another collection to avoid fatigue, but that doesn’t help the wallet. Please share your new collectibles or just come to comment by clicking here.

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ATTN: Hasbro - Don't Make the Same Mistake Twice!

Yesterday at the Hasbro panel at SWC, they announced a few pipeline figures for The Vintage Collection. All three were solid reveals that we’ve been waiting for a while to have in the line. Hunter from the Bad Batch has already been made in The Black Series, and while most fans were excited for the figure, it’s eventual repaint into Delta Squad was not well received due to the stylized sculpt. We need to make sure that the upcoming TVC version doesn’t make this same mistake…

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Hello Toy Runners! I’m pleased as punch to finally have some new toys to talk about. The most recent TVC Wave is showing up in the mail and in some stores. I’m still awaiting several figures from that wave, but I did get my Death Watch mandalorians. Have you gotten your figures yet? Please share in the comments what you’ve found and how you have integrated them in  your displays!

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Toy Run Tuesday #134 - Throne of Mandalore

Good morning Toy Runners! We’re back today with a couple updates. Some solid army building figures were recently revealed, and I’ve seen some posts of people starting to receive the Death Watch mandos in the mail. I recently received a Mandalorian throne and finished a custom figure from another Lucasfilm franchise. Click here to take a look.

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Toy Run Tuesday #133 - Neimoidian Blockade

Hello Toy Runners! How have you been faring lately? This lull is starting to drag on; I’m not expected to have any preorders arrive until June. Have you picked up any new figures these last few weeks? Let us know in the comments!

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Toy Run Tuesday #131 - Lobot (Finally)

Hello Toy Runners! We are back today with the 131st TRT. I am still waiting on my preorder of the TVC Lobot figure from Hasbropulse (big surprise). Thankfully, a fellow collector on Facebook had one for a very reasonable price loose, and I snagged it quickly. Since the recent Gennedy Clone Wars figures have all arrived, things seem pretty quiet. What do you do during collecting lulls? Click here to add your thoughts.

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Toy Run Tuesday #130 - Genndy Figures and Die Cast Ships

Hello once again, Toy Runners! Lots going on in the world today. Hopefully you have still been able to find the time to enjoy your action figures and escape a little from “real” life! Click here to read more.

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SWTVC March Madness Begins!

We’re thrilled to again participate in @SWTVC’s March Madness event! In January our readers, along with 400 other collectors submitted their top 25 most wanted TVC figures. Thanks to the help of the folks running SWTVC, we now have a compiled bracket with the top 64 figures from those 400 lists. They have been pitted head to head to see who the most wanted action figure is! You can find a hi-res blank bracket here. Once completed, share your bracket in our comments so that @SWTVC can compile the number one winners from across the board!

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Toy Run Tuesday #129 - Bad Batch 4-Pack

Hello fellow runners! I hope you had a productive week for your collections! I recently received my sets of the Bad Batch 4-pack. It’s a cool set, but certainly not worth $67. I want to see what you received this week though! Please click here to share your new collectibles!

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Toy Run Tuesday #128 - The Razorcrest has Landed!!

Hello Toy Runners! I know for sure a lot of you had a great week for collecting because those Razorcrest Haslabs are being delivered all over the country! Please hop on in and share some pictures of how you plan to display this beast of a ship! Click here to check out my current display.

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Toy Run Tuesday #127 - Bo Katan and Rebel Fleet Troopers

Hiya, folks, I was out with all 19 covids last week. Thankfully my family’s symptoms were minor and we are all feeling better now. During my time quarantining at home, I got a bunch of new figures! Please click here to share your new toys from the last couple weeks.

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Toy Run Tuesday #124 - Jumpsuit Boba

I already have a list of figures I want from the Book of Boba fett. If that list isn’t filled by Hasbro and quickly, I will start making customs on my own. I’ve already begun the process with a custom Boba Fett (Tusken Prisoner) figure. Take a look after the jump! Please leave a comment about your BOBF wishlist and your week in Star Wars.

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2022 March Madness: Top 25 TVC

JTA has been invited to participate in the @SWTVC March Madness bracket again this year! In preparation, we are asking our readers to list their top 25 The Vintage Collection wants. Click here to find instructions and to leave your comments.

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Toy Run Tuesday #123 - Christmas and New Year Hauls

Hello there! Hopefully you’ve had a fine couple weeks with the holidays. I didn’t get a single Star Wars item for Christmas other than what I bought for myself. That’s a good thing as I buy predominantly Star Wars things for myself. Please click here share with us your end-of-year toy hauls!

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Wow! I am a big fan of clones and video game characters, so these are going to be impossible for me to pass up! No word on the exclusivity of these figures, but if previous experience tell us anything, the TVC figures will be Fan Channel, and the TBS Umbra Operative will be only at Gamestop.

Look for these to go up for pre-order tomorrow at 1 PM Eastern!

  • The Vintage Collection ARC Trooper (Star Wars: Battlefront II) – BBTS Exclusive
  • The Vintage Collection ARC Trooper (Lambent Seeker) – Fan Channel Exclusive
  • The Vintage Collection ARC Trooper (Umbra Operative) – Entertainment Earth Exclusive
  • The Black Series ARC Trooper (Umbra Operative) – GameStop Exclusive

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Toy Run Tuesday #122 - Bo Katan, Kuiil, and Customs

Howdy folks! Thanks for coming back to another Toy Run Tuesday. These last couple weeks have been really good for toy hunting since so much Christmas stock has shown up. I got a few new toys and completed a couple new customs. Check it out!

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Toy Run Tuesday #120 - TVC Cards

Hello fellow Toy Runners! It’s that time of the week again. This last week I was doing some not-spring cleaning. I decided I’d pull out all my TVC cards. They went to the highest bidder, but I gotta say, seeing them all together like this brings warm feelings to my heart. Take a look…

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Toy Run Tuesday #119 - Retro New Republic Officer

Hello again, friends! It’s Toy Run Tuesday once again, and I’m excited to see your weekly finds. It’s also Black Friday in the US this weekend. Are you expecting to make some Star Wars-y purchases for a good price? I already picked up a few TVC figures from Old Republic Collectibles. I have one new custom to share with you, so please click on through to take a look and share with everyone your changes to your collection!

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Toy Run Tuesday #118 - Blitz and a Dragon

Howdy, folks, we’re back again with another Toy Run Tuesday. We have a couple weeks time since our last article, so I hope to see some good finds! Please share with us in the comments how your collecting is going. Click here to continue.

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Toy Run Tuesday #117 - Arizona Toy Shows

Good afternoon, toy runners! I have a few exciting photos for you to feast your eyes upon today. I was able to attend not one, but TWO toy shows in the Phoenix area this weekend. I also received my exclusive Emperor deluxe set. What did you get this week? Leave a comment here.

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Toy Run Tuesday #116 - Bang For Your Buck

This last week was a good collecting week! I got some great toy deals for both new and old toys. I’d love to see what you collected this week. Please take a look and comment by clicking here.

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Toy Run Tuesday #114 - Playing with TVC IG11

Just after last week’s post went live I was able to find the whole Emperor TVC wave at a local Target! I was so happy to find them in store. IG-11 is the stand-out figure from the wave in my opinion (the others are great too). I wanted to share a couple thoughts on the figure, so click here to take a look. Be sure to leave your weekly finds in the comments as well!

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Toy Run Tuesday #113 - Recent Update to a Long Time Grail

This week I got some new toys! One in particular is a modern update to a vintage Star Wars collectible I’ve wanted for a long time. I’m really happy I got this as it showed up on Hasbro’s eBay store only for a short time, and I wasn’t able to secure the vintage counterpart before the value shot up recently. Check it out by clicking here!

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