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Clone Trooper (212th Attack Battalion)

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper (212th Attack Battalion) (No. 19)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #258
  • Original Publication Date: February 5, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 906th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Is TARGET relying on The Vintage Collection eBay aftermarket values to price their peg-warmers? Special thanks to friend Chris S. for the image. It's as laughable as it is gut-wrenching. And you guys want TARGET to keep carrying the Star Wars collector line. Are y'all crazy?

Review: Lak Sivrak - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2015 at 12:55 AM EDT |

The Power Of The Force "2" Lak Sivrak is very special for multiple reasons. But probably most importantly Hasbro was able to squeak it out before Lucasfilm began axing toys that conflicted with the Special Editions. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Lak Sivrak

Holographic General Grievous

  • Collectible: Holographic General Grievous
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Toys R Us Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #358
  • Original Publication Date: May 16, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,369th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

New The Black Series Carded Images: Jawas, Mosep, Thorn, etc.

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2015 at 07:54 AM EDT |

Our friends at StarWarsFiguren.com have the first carded looks of Jawas and Mosep Bineed and new official images of other figures like Commander Thorn. Yikes, look at that ugly piece of white paper behind the figures! Anyway, be sure to check them out and let us know your thoughts in our comments!

   

UPDATE 1: Why is C-3PO "complete" in the package (except for his face plate) yet there is an "extra" chest plate and thigh plate in the packaging to the right of him. Do you think these pieces are glued in place and we have just been given extra parts for "play value"? Are we missing something simple here altogether?

UPDATE 2: The sample shown at SWCA doesn't have the extra parts, so maybe this is an early sample for photography for solicitations.

Review: C-3PO [New Pull-Apart Feature] - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2015 at 01:25 AM EDT |

The Power Of The Force "2" C-3PO [New Pull-Apart Feature] was our first modern update to the classic 1982 Kenner See-Threepio (With Removable Limbs) figure. This figure is awesome. See why in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

C-3PO [New Pull-Apart Feature]

With special thanks to JTA moderator Sjefke, we have the new Walmart Spring 2015 aisle reset for you. Guess what? No spot for the 3.75" The Black Series line. Anyway, check it out.

FlashBack Review: Count Dooku - TCW [F/S1] - No. 13

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2015 at 07:51 PM EDT |

Count Dooku

  • Collectible: Count Dooku (No. 13)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #164
  • Original Publication Date: November 3, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,095th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

MakingStarWars.net: Hasbro Interview

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2015 at 05:15 PM EDT |

Site MakingStarWars.net has their Hasbro Q&A posted. Again, not too much new revealed and a few of our old questions originally asked at past events have been reconfirmed, but check it out. Still murky is the future of the 3.75" line as Hasbro still doesn't clearly delineate the 3.75" line form the 6" line in their responses (which is debatable if you read the context of it in the question).

And by 3.75" line we mean collector line (super-articulated figures only). Let us preface this clearly: TAKE THIS AS A BIG OLD NASTY RUMOR until it is announced by Hasbro. (Hear that out there, word-twisters?) We really debated whether or not to post this because it seems outlandish and contrary to what Hasbro expressed to JTA at previous Toy Fair events. (more....)

JTA reader Jourdenais J. from Canada sends us a report from his local Walmart that they are beginning to clearance out some Rebels stuff as well. More surprising? The Commemorative Digital Sets have just been marked 30% too! Click through for his report!

With special thanks to Yakface.com as well as many of our readers, we have been tipped off to many store reports from our readers that Saga Legends figures have been found as low as $2.98. And Hasbro said the line wasn't cancelled indefinitely postponed/sold out/discontinued/never coming again in Rebels packaging now.... how cute! Too bad there are still people in denial about this, just like they are about Princess Leia (Yavin Ceremony) being cancelled from the The Black Series "blue" line look. Special thanks to Mike R. for the image (and others) he sent.

New Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles LLC

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2015 at 09:47 AM EDT |

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Review: Nien Nunb - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2015 at 12:40 AM EDT |

The Power Of The Force "2" Nien Nunb was another fun release and it was a great effort as an action figure. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Nien Nunb

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | April 22, 2015 at 10:03 PM EDT |

Big Bad Toy Store has their latest newsletter posted, featuring all of the latest pre-orders and new arrivals.

You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Big Bad Toy Store

Imperial Shipyards Posts Their SWCA Hasbro Interview

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2015 at 08:16 PM EDT |

Our friends at ImperialShipyards.net have posted their own Hasbro Q&A/Interview from SWCA. I really have to wonder about how Hasbro can answer a couple of questions with completely different answers from one site to the next. Check our own audio to see what we mean. Anyway, be sure to check out this new Q&A. If you are a fan site who also hosted a Hasbro Q&A at SWCA, please let us know so we can link to your report as well.

SWCA: Frank D’iorio’s Diorama Workshop Time-Lapse Video

Posted by Chuck | April 22, 2015 at 07:17 PM EDT |

This past weekend at Star Wars Celebration, Frank D’iorio’s Diorama Workshop built a massive Cloud City diorama at the Hasbro booth! Constructed over the course of 4 days, the diorama was created through a combination of the Diorama Workshop's team of 12 builders and the help of approximately 1500 fans who customized pieces at Star Wars Celebration. The diorama is 640 square feet and consists of over 400 setpieces, including approximately 800 figures and toys by Hasbro and Kenner. 
 
Hasbro captured the entire process in a time-lapse video! Click through to check it out!

FlashBack Review: Plo Koon - TCW [F/S1] - No. 14

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2015 at 05:55 PM EDT |

Plo Koon

  • Collectible: Plo Koon (No. 14)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #150
  • Original Publication Date: October 20, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 895th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Review: Bib Fortuna - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2015 at 12:35 AM EDT |

The Power Of The Force "2" Bib Fortuna was an exciting release because it told collectors that Kenner/Hasbro was now committed to making characters from Jabba's palace. Check out this first modern update to this Twi'lek in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Bib Fortuna

FlashBack Review: Rocket Battle Droid - TCW [F/S1] - No. 25

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2015 at 06:01 PM EDT |

Rocket Battle Droid

  • Collectible: Rocket Battle Droid (No. 25)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #35
  • Original Publication Date: June 27, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,139th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Review: Gamorrean Guard - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2015 at 12:40 AM EDT |

Ah, what a fun figure the Gamorrean Guard was in 1997, and it holds up nicely today. See more of it in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Gamorrean Guard

FlashBack Review: R3-S6 (Goldie) - TCW [F/S1] - No. 23

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 05:07 PM EDT |

R3-S6 (Goldie)

  • Collectible: R3-S6 (Goldie) (No. 23)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #262
  • Original Publication Date: February 9, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 908th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

SWCA: It's A Wrap!

Posted by Chuck | April 20, 2015 at 03:17 PM EDT |

While sitting here waiting for my flight to leave LA I thought this would be a perfect time to detox and wrap up the main portion of our coverage! First off a big thanks to Paul for working the homefront and getting the galleries up and posted! While I had my boots on the ground he was pushing pictures through as fast as possible! (more...)

Also, please take a moment to visit and thank our sponsor Brian's Toys! Without their help we would not have been able to cover as much as we did. Their sponsorship of our coverage was a huge help!

We held off until the very end of SWCA to bring you this unique first look gallery of many of the card backs (the reverse sides of course) of The Black Series figures (both scales) as well as a "not behind glass" closer inspection of the newly revealed 6" Ahsoka Tano. As far as TBS packaging is concerned, you'll notice that bios (and images from the 3.75" scale) are being removed in favor of multilingual basic text and warnings (what a shame) even in the collector line. Anyway, check out the new images. We don't think you will find them anywhere else on the web, but hey, stranger things have happened. Click through for more!

      

SWCA: Sideshow Collectibles Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 09:56 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles had a spectacular display this year and introduced a few new additions to the Star Wars family of collectibles. See all of it in our gallery by clicking through!

      

SWCA: LEGO Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 09:46 AM EDT |

LEGO had a pretty impressive array of products as well. See what they had to offer Star Wars collectors by clicking through for more!

      

SWCA: The Convention Floor Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 09:22 AM EDT |

Darth Maul in a bacta tank? Embo at the cantina? A huge rancor? JJ Abrams? Check out this and a ton of fans getting their "geek" on at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim! Click through for more!

      

SWCA: The Force Awakens Prop Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 09:09 AM EDT |

We have a wonderful large gallery of The Force Awakens and many of the props used for the film. SPOILERS apply! Click through for more!

      

SWCA: The Force United Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 09:01 AM EDT |

Check out the gallery of The Force United members (or at least some of them) by clicking through. What a bunch of drunks!!

      

SWCA: Tamashii Nations Booth Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 08:47 AM EDT |

Be sure to take nnote of all of the brilliant Japanese Star Wars collectibles from Tamashii Nations! Click through for more!

      

SWCA: Anovos Booth Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 08:39 AM EDT |

The next gallery for your perusal is from Anovos. Check out all of their high quality costumes. That 41st Elite Corps clone troope ris pretty awesome! Click through for more!

      

Review: Emperor's Royal Guard - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 01:20 AM EDT |

You could ask anyone in 1997 that the Emperor's Royal Guard was a huge step backward in action figure development. But how does he stand up today? Find out in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Emperor's Royal Guard

FlashBack Review: Clone Commander Cody - TCW [F/S1] - No. 10

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 02:59 PM EDT |

Clone Commander Cody

  • Collectible: Clone Commander Cody (No. 10)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #163
  • Original Publication Date: November 2, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 668th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

SWCA: Rancho Obi-Wan

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 02:53 PM EDT |

Don't miss all of the cool collectibles at our friend at Rancho Obi-Wan. What an amazing collection! Click through for more!

      

New Details Emerge Surrounding Standalone Films

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 02:37 PM EDT |

JTA has learned two exciting tidbits of news. Rogue One is about the theft of the Death Star plans and the standalone films will be called Anthology films. See our Facebook and Twitter pages for more!

SWCA: Mattel

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 12:55 PM EDT |

Mattel has gotten into the Star Wars action at a very brisk rate too. See what their booth offered Star Wars and car collectors. The stuff looks awesome! Click through for more!

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SWCA: Kotobukiya Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 12:47 PM EDT |

Look at the glorious products Kotobukiya is making for Star Wars collectors. Check out their latest offerings by clicking through!

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SWCA: Jakks Pacific (Jaig Eyes Boba Fett Coming!)

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 12:37 PM EDT |

Next up is our gallery for Jakks Pacific, a licensee that has "on fire" passion for the Star Wars brand. Oh, and it looks like we were right about the Boba fett being the prototype "Jaig eyes" Boba Fett. So they were actually incorrect about this version of Boba Fett never being available as a collectible toy before now. Anyway, check out their offerings now!

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SWCA: Hallmark Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 12:25 PM EDT |

Check out what Hallmark had to show case at SWCA this year. Some cool stuff indeed! Check it all out now!

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Review: Ponda Baba - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 08:46 AM EDT |

He is referred to as "butt face" but Ponda Ponda holds a special place in Star Wars fans' hearts. Find out more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Ponda Baba


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