Today Hasbro launched their brand new PULSE online store which seems to be focused on collectors, it even has a HasLab tab with details about Hasbro's Kethanna Sail Barge project. Hasbro Pulse Premium costs a $50 enrollment fee and includes free standard continental U.S. shipping for the rest of 2019, monthly premium-only discounts & flash sales and other perks throughout the year at select fan conventions & more.
Currently they have the latest wave of Star Wars: The Vintage Collection 3,75" figures in stock, including Yak Face, Klaatu and Princess Leia Organa disguised as Boushh. Shipping is free for standard shipping within the continental USA.
We are looking forward to learning more about Hasbro Pluse during New York Toy Fair 2019. For live updates from the show floor follow us on this dedicated page please!
StarWars.com announced Triple Force Friday which will be held on October 4, 2019! Triple Force Friday will not only be the merchandise kick-off for Star Wars: Episode IX, but it will launch Star Wars: The Mandalorian on Disney+ and the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game, along with books, housewares, apparel etc... Triple Force Friday promisis to be bigger than the previous two Force Friday events! As with past Force Friday celebrations, stores around the world will join the festivities with in-store events and midnight openings!
We will post updates about the event once we learn more. For now keep your eyes on our New York Toy Fair coverage or take a trip back to 2015 to our first Force Friday coverage with reports from Japan and reader submissions from around the world!
Our coverage will begin this coming Saturday afternoon live from the Hasbro Star Wars presentation in New York City! We expect exclusive announcements for Star Wars Celebration Chicago, an update on Jabba's Sail Barge, maybe an early look at The Vintage Collection for the Holiday season 2019 and details on the next HasLab project. We might also hear some details about a possible Force Friday III event! This is going to be a fun weekend for Star Wars action figure collectors and you can follow our coverage here -> New York Toy Fair 2019
Entertainment Earth has updated their pre-order listing for the Vintage Collection 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper with a carded image. The name plate looks mighty busy with two languages squeezed onto it, but we like how it turned out overall! To get your figure pre-ordered have a look here.
Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for the highly anticipated next wave of Black Series 6" figures. The wave includes highlights such as Mace Windu, an Episode 1 Battle Droid, Padme Amidala from Episode II, Vice Admiral Holdo, Dryden Voss and Han Solo in Mudtrooper disguise. Check it out and get your order in!
Originally the up-coming Black Series 6" General Grievous action figure was listed with a ship date of March 2019 which has now been pushed back by a month into April. It's not too late to get your pre-order in at Entertainment Earth though.
With Star Wars Celebration Chicago taking place (we'll likely see some exclusives there) and the next wave of Vintage Collection figures shipping, April is shaping up to be a very busy month for Star Wars action figure fans!
StarWars.com has revealed the next wave of tube figures which will include Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Rey, Kylo Ren, General Grievous and Boba Fett. Each pack contains one 3.75-inch scale Star Wars figure, a mini comic, and a code that can be activated with a smart device to unlock more stories online. We've done the research for you and tell you which figures are re-releases and from what series, take a look!
Fellow collector and J.B. reader Owen Brown found a difference between the single carded Range Trooper from the Force Link 2.0 series and the multipack Range Trooper figure from the Mission On Vandor-1 4-pack. If you look closely at the chest plate you'll notice that the single carded figure has a small black stripe painted on it while the figure from the multipack has a blue stripe instead.
The White Witch vehicle was featured in the very first TV episode of Star Wars: Droids - The Adventures Of C-3PO And R2-D2 from 1985. Even though we knew of photography which showed the vehicle and Kenner's intention to produce it, it was unfortunately never released. After years of research not even prototypes were found, until now!
StarWars.com revealed the official Star Wars Celebration Chicago poster today.
From the official website:
The symbol of the ancient Jedi Order strikes a balance between the light and the dark in the official poster art for Star Wars Celebration Chicago. Today, you can get your first glimpse at the saga-sweeping design featuring some fan-favorite heroes and villains: Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, Leia Organa and Emperor Palpatine, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul, and Kylo Ren and Rey.
For full coverage of Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 stay tuned to JediBusiness.com as we will be on location, stay tuned for details please!
Great news for Star Wars collectors! If you've never experienced the magic of Rancho Obi-Wan you will get your chance at a glimpse of Steve Sansweet's amazing Star Wars collection at Star Wars Celebration Chicago! We are excited to see what Steve Sansweet and his team will place on display. For a full Star Wars Celebration Chicago coverage stay tuned to JediBusiness.com as we'll be on location to bring you all the news happening on the show floor!
Only Monday tickets remain unfortunately for Star Wars Celebration and you can get your tickets on the official website!
If you'd like to take a look at images which we took in 2012 of Rancho Obi-Wan have a look here please: Rancho Obi-Wan Photo Gallery 2012 and for our interview with Steve Sansweet please listen to Toy Run episode #10.
We've just received a notification from Entertainment Earth informing us that following items are now available on their website:
If you've been collecting for the last year you know that the Kessel Mine playset and the Vintage Collection Imperial Tie Fighter were previously exclusive to Walmart and that Captain Phasma and Zuckuss can also be found at Disney Stores. It's troubling to see how exclusive Star Wars toys are being swapped around behind the scenes these days. Great for us however is that Entertainment Earth is a specialty collectors shop which means minty mint packaging and customer service.
You can now pre-order the Black Series General Grievous figure at Entertainment Earth! This figure is being released in the XL Black Series line, it's taller than a regular figure (and hence costs more). Check it out!