Final Week of Obi-Wan Wednesdays: Black Series Teeka the Jawa & Obi-Wan Kenobi(Jabim) Figures

The official Star Wars site wraps up the final Obi-Wan Wednesday with the reveal of The Black Series Teeka (Jawa) & Obi-Wan Kenobi(Jabim) Figures.

Pre-orders begin Thursday June 30, 2022. Click the image above to see all of the StarWars.com reveals.


STAR WARS:THE BLACK SERIES TEEKA (JAWA)FIGURE(HASBRO

/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price:$27.99/Available: Fall2022)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6-inch STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES TEEKA (JAWA)figure, inspired by the character’s appearance in the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI series. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulationin their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 3 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order June 30that 1PM ET exclusively at Target. 

STAR WARS:THE BLACK SERIES OBI-WAN KENOBI (JABIIM)FIGURE

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price:$24.99/Available: Spring2023)

STAR WARSfans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6-inch STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIESOBI-WAN KENOBI (JABIIM)figure, inspired by the character’s appearancein the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI series. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulationin theircollection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes withaLightsaber accessory. Available for pre-order June 30that 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers.

LED Lights/Eyes Mod – Power of the Force Jawa Action Figure

The Power of the Force Jawa action figure from the 1995 Star Wars line has a cool feature where there is a “window” on top of the figures head. When light is shone into the window the Jawa’s eyes light up just like their onscreen versions. In this video we show you how to add LED lights to the figure so that they can light up instantly

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Obi-Wan Wednesdays Week 5 – New TVC, Black Series & Mission Series – UPDATED Pre-Order Dates

Today, in honour of Obi-Wan Wednesday, Hasbro announced three new additions to The Black Series, a new Vintage Collection figure and a new Mission Fleet set, all inspired by the Obi-Wan Kenobi series streaming on Disney+. The new figures include 1-JAC (Walmart exclusive), Purge Trooper (Phase II Armor) (also a Walmart exclusive), Tala (Imperial Officer) and Darth Vader. Visit starwars.com for more Obi- Wan Wednesdays product reveals!

——UPDATE: 1-JAC and Purge Trooper (Phase II Armour) will now be available for pre-order on July 21 at 7AM PST at Walmart. ——

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION DARTH VADER (THE DARK TIMES) FIGURE (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Fall 2022)

STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH scale classic figures and vehicles feature original vintage-inspired packaging and Kenner branding. This STAR WARS: THE VINTAGE COLLECTION 3.75-INCH DARTH VADER (THE DARK TIMES) figure is inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI series. Highly poseable with realistic detail, this 3.75-inch-scale figure can be displayed in action figure and vehicle collections. Includes figure and 3 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order June 16 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, Entertainment EarthGameStop and most major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Obi-Wan Wednesdays product reveals!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES PURGE TROOPER (PHASE II ARMOR) (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Fall 2022)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6- inch THE BLACK SERIES PURGE TROOPER figure, inspired by the troopers in phase II armor in the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI series. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available exclusively at Walmart. Visit starwars.com for more Obi-Wan Wednesdays product reveals!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 1-JAC FIGURE
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Fall 2022)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6- inch THE BLACK SERIES 1-JAC figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI series. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 2 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available exclusively at Walmart. Visit starwars.com for more Obi- Wan Wednesdays product reveals!

STAR WARS THE BLACK SERIES TALA (IMPERIAL OFFICER) FIGURE (HASBRO/Age 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

STAR WARS fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium 6- inch THE BLACK SERIES TALA (IMPERIAL OFFICER) figure, inspired by the character in the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI series. Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order June 16 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Obi-Wan Wednesdays product reveals!

Blast off into galactic action with the STAR WARS MISSION FLEET AIRSPEEDER SHOWDOWN action figure set! This STAR WARS toy includes a 2.5-inch-scale Sully Stark action figure with fully poseable arms, legs, and head, as well as design and detail inspired by the OBI-WAN KENOBI live-action series on Disney+. OBI-WAN KENOBI is set years after Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Kenobi faced the corruption of his friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned Sith Lord Darth Vader The playset comes with the T-47 Airspeeder STAR WARS ship, featuring an opening cockpit so kids can imagine epic battles and galactic adventures. It also includes action figure accessories — projectile, projectile launcher, tripod, and a handheld blaster. (Additional products each sold separately. Subject to availability.). Available Fall 202 Available for pre-order June 16 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, Entertainment EarthGameStop and most major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Obi-Wan Wednesdays product reveals!

X-Wing Fighter Photo Reviews

Our photo reviews page is really just an excuse to take cool photos of Star Wars toys we love. Here’s an in-depth, close-up look at three Star Wars X-Wing Fighters (our favourite Star Wars vehicle).

Lock S-foils in attack position! (and click a link below).

THE VINTAGE COLLECTION – POE DAMERON’S X-WING FIGHTER FROM THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
THE POWER OF THE FORCE – ELECTRONIC POWER FX LUKE SKYWALKER’S RED 5 X-WING FIGHTER
THE VINTAGE COLLECTION ROGUE ONE ANTOC MERRICK’S X-WING FIGHTER

Hasbro Obi-Wan Wednesday Reveals – Week 2

The Black Series 6-inch figures and Jedi Forge lightsabers are Hasbro’s offerings for this week’s “Obi-Wan Wednesdays.” Also, pre-orders for many of the figures announced at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim went live at 1PM EST. You can see those figures HERE and HERE.

Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan PMK for the press release and images!

OFFICIAL PRODUCT IMAGES

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH BEN KENOBI (TIBIDON STATION) Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $27.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 6-INCH BEN KENOBI (TIBIDON STATION) figure inspired by the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI series. OBI-WAN KENOBI is set years after the dramatic events of STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH where Kenobi faced the corruption of his friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 3 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 6/2 at 1 p.m. ET exclusively on Target.com. Visit starwars.com for more Obi-Wan Wednesdays product reveals!

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES DARTH VADERFigure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Fans and collectors can imagine scenes from the STAR WARS galaxy with this premium STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES DARTH VADER figure inspired by the STAR WARS: OBI-WAN KENOBI series. OBI-WAN KENOBI is set years after the dramatic events of STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH where Kenobi faced the corruption of his friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES figure comes with 3 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 6/2 at 1 p.m. ET on Hasbro Pulse and most major retailers. Visit starwars.com for more Obi-Wan Wednesdays product reveals!

STAR WARS: LIGHTSABER FORGE DARTH VADER EXTENDABLE LIGHTSABER

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $16.99/Available: Fall 2022)

Harness the power of the Force with the STAR WARS LIGHTSABER FORGE DARTH VADER EXTENDABLE LIGHTSABER, featuring entertainment-inspired design and deco.

This customizable lightsaber features entertainment-inspired design and an extendable red blade that flicks open and collapses down. This set includes blade, cap, cover, and core that are compatible across the entire Star Wars Lightsaber Forge line to create 1000s of amazing combinations. (Total combinations includes all Lightsaber Forge products. Each sold separately and subject to availability.) Available for purchase 8/1 exclusively on Walmart.com. Visit starwars.com for more Obi-Wan Wednesdays product reveals!

STAR WARS: LIGHTSABER FORGE OBI-WAN KENOBI JEDI MASTER SET

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $44.99/Available: Fall 2022)

Harness the power of the Force with the STAR WARS LIGHTSABER FORGE OBI-WAN KENOBI JEDI MASTER SET, featuring character-inspired design and deco. This electronic lightsaber set features 8 parts – the blade, cap, cover, core, extra cap, extra cross-guard cap and 2 mini-blades.

With pieces that are compatible across the entire Star Wars Lightsaber Forge line, kids can mix-and-match to create, customize, and master 1000s of combinations. (Total combinations includes all Lightsaber Forge products. Additional Lightsaber Forge products each sold separately. Subject to availability.)  Available for purchase 8/1 exclusively on Target.com. Visit starwars.com for more Obi-Wan Wednesdays product reveals!

MORE Star Wars Celebration Hasbro Announcements – Black Series Archive

If Hasbro’s Star Wars panel wasn’t jam-packed enough yesterday, here are more reveals from the Hasbro team in the form of the latest wave of Black Series figures for the Archive line. We’re particularly fond of one of these re-releases >wink<.

Although technically re-releases there are a few important changes to some of these figures with a more accurate Photo Real paint app for Han Solo and shorter legs for Princess Leia as Bouush. All figures are available for pre-order on June 1, 2022.

Thanks to Hasbro and Rogers & Cowan PMK for the press release and images!

HASBRO STAR WARS CELEBRATION MAY 28 PRODUCT REVEALS
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE 6-INCH PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA (BOUSHH) Figure

(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Kids and collectors alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the STAR WARS saga with STAR WARSTHE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE 6-INCH PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA (BOUSHH). This 6-inch-scale figure is detailed to look like the Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) character from STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI, featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation. With Han frozen in carbonite in Jabba’s Palace, the Princess and her friends planned a rescue mission. Leia, disguised as bounty hunter Boushh, snuck quietly to Han’s carbonite slab.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE figure comes with 3 entertainment-inspired accessories. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE 6-INCH GRAND MOFF TARKIN Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Kids and collectors alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the STAR WARS saga with STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE 6-INCH GRAND MOFF TARKIN figure. This 6-inch-scale figure is detailed to look like the Grand Moff Tarkin character from STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE, featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation. An ambitious, ruthless proponent of military power, Wilhuff Tarkin became a favorite of Emperor Palpatine and rose rapidly through the Imperial ranks.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE 6-INCH HAN SOLO Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Kids and collectors alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the STAR WARS saga with STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE 6-INCH HAN SOLO figure. The 6-inch-scale figure is detailed to look like the Han Solo character from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation. The exploits of Han Solo are legendary – he’s been a smuggler, captain of the Millennium Falcon, and hero of the Rebel Alliance. Solo once again finds himself in the center of the action.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and most major retailers.

STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE 6-INCH CHEWBACCA Figure (HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $24.99/Available: Spring 2023)

Kids and collectors alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the STAR WARS saga with STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE 6-INCH CHEWBACCA figure. The 6-inch-scale figure is detailed to look like the Chewbacca character from STARS WARS: A NEW HOPE, featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Faithful First Mate and co-pilot Chewbacca has loyally stood by his captain’s side through the twisting fortunes of a galaxy in turmoil.

Fans and collectors can display this fully articulated figure featuring poseable head, arms, and legs, as well as premium deco, in their collection. This STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES ARCHIVE figure comes with 1 entertainment-inspired accessory. Available for pre-order 6/1 at 1PM ET at Hasbro Pulse, and most major retailers.

Changing As A Collector

I feel like I should insert a Simpson’s Troy McClure joke here: “Hi, I’m Mike MacDonald (Mike Tarkin, Mac….). You may know me from such podcasts as The Sandcrawler.” Why is that important for you to know? Well, from 2016 to around September 2021 the Sandcrawler podcast and website was a very big part of who I was as a Star Wars collector. It was where I talked with my friend, Dengar Dan, about recent purchases and to bounce ideas off of each other and generally screw around while recording. I would like to thank everyone (on behalf of myself and Dan) that supported The Sandcrawler, either by listening to the podcast or helping to contribute to the website. We never expected much from our show when we started yet we ended up with a pretty good-sized audience and made friends with more than a few of you and for that we will always be grateful.

Throughout the first half of 2021 we both began to feel that something was wrong either in the Star Wars collecting world in general or within ourselves as collectors. We also both had to deal with how busy we became after the first Covid pandemic and worldwide lockdown in 2021. The decision to end The Sandcrawler was pretty much based on the fact that we were both becoming busier in our real lives and that lack of product, distribution issues and higher prices were causing us to feel “less than enthused” about Star Wars collecting. We closed things down and I’ve spent the past six months or so trying to come to terms with my Star Wars fandom and my Star Wars collecting.

We all know about the crazy wait times and higher costs for Star Wars figures these days. Reporting on Hasbro announcements and their multi-months release schedule became depressing for me. Also, I’m Canadian and prices have become nearly impossible to rationalize. A single carded Star Wars The Vintage Collection figure currently costs anywhere from $19.99 to #21.99 (pre-tax). Vehicles and play sets are equally expensive (Tantive IV Corridor=$69.99, General Merrick’s X-wing-$185). I understand that prices for virtually EVERYTHING have been rising over the past two years but buying an action figure has always taken second place to real life expenses and I found myself simply not buying as many figures as I used to. When you’re doing a podcast and can’t comment on a particular Star Wars figure because it was too expensive to buy or too far down the road for it’s release date, the podcast suddenly becomes a, excuse the phrase, bitch-fest. Star Wars collecting has always been fun and through most of 2021 it stopped being fun.

After we ended the podcast the first thing I did was to go through my checklist of multiple pre-orders and began cancelling. I also made a few general collecting decisions. I was determined to get back that feeling of joy I had when buying action figures. The first pre-order I cancelled was for the reissued Rogue One figures from The Black Series. Rogue One is probably my favourite Star Wars movie and I planned on getting the entire crew in one big order. Instead I decided that Black Series had never been a priority for me (I have some, less than 15) and I would whenever possible focus on my scale of choice: 3.75 inch. I then cancelled the “Bad Batch” themed 4-pack of clone troopers since none of the figures were actual members of the Bad Batch team. The 4-pack was basically repaints of existing clone figures and I have a ton of clone troopers already. There were other figures that I would normally have bought multiples of for army building like the Offworld Jawa, Hoth Rebel Soldier and Remnant Stormtrooper but because of the cost I either settled for a few extras or in some cases passed on the figure altogether.

I also decided that whenever possible I would stop collecting carded figures and only buy figures that I could find use for in my collection. I was already primarily an opener and I felt that the expense of keeping a carded figure seemed a luxury and wasteful. At the time I had roughly 100 carded figures so I began opening and/or selling off ones that I felt were no longer worthy of staying on the card. Since The Vintage Collection first hit in 2010 I had wanted to have modern carded versions of the first 21 figures released during the original Kenner run of figures. After twelve years there were still holes in that collection of Original 21 and as I’ve said because of the cost I couldn’t justify continuing to buy carded figures. This was a tough decision as Hasbro released an updated Tusken Raider and two droids; Power Droid and Death Star Droid. All Original 21 figures and all candidates for multiple purchases since I could easily army build the Tusken Raider and as a big fan of droids I would have at least bought one carded and one opener of both. Instead I cancelled my Tusken Raider pre order and opened both droids. I’m glad I did as I really love that new take on the Power Droid. Another focus I had was to have at least one carded version of each line or sub-line. That focus went out the window after buying a few of the Gaming Greats line. I decided they weren’t worth keeping carded and stored in a closet so i donated them to my company’s Christmas toy drive. I’ve probably reduced my carded collection to about 60 now and will reduce it further. It’s not easy to always stick to this new approach and I’ve already broken my new rule when I picked up the Droids TV show versions of R2D2 and C3P0. What can I say? I collect with my heart first. I never owned figures from this line back in the 80’s and I really love how colourful and bright the artwork is. They look great in my Kenner display.

It’s disappointing to have to make these decisions but in the long run it helped me to realize that I’ve never been a completist collector and that it would be more than ok to have holes in the collection.

With no podcast and website to maintain I thought what I needed to do was to basically scale back (BIG TIME), my Star Wars fandom. And it was a good thing for a little while as I had more time for just chilling in the Star Wars room with no agenda or schedule. I did a few projects like expanding my rebel base display (pics of my room are available here and I plan on adding more) and creating a custom Kenner Star Wars wall display. At the same time I was posting photos on social media as usual. What also began to happen is I would hear from people that they missed The Sandcrawler and a lot of the content from the accompanying website so I decided to basically make a scaled down version of that. Sort of a “same great taste, half the calories” sort of thing.

I’ve returned to posting Hasbro/Star Wars news and even live tweeted their May the Fourth event. Hasbro’s new PR team, Rogers & Cowan PMK was kind enough to add my new site to their list of Star Wars sites so folks can expect to find glam shots and product information in the News section.

I’ll also continue the tradition we started at TheSandcrawler.net of full-sized photo-based reviews of Star Wars figure collectibles (an epic saga should be viewed WIDESCREEN whenever possible, not in a little Instagram square) and will slowly add posts about the goings on in my Star Wars room.

So thanks for visiting my corner of the galaxy, I’m excited to see what the future brings!

Mike Tarkin

May 4, 2022

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