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Review: R5-013/R2-C2/R5-S9/R5-P8 - Droid Factory (SWCO)

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

Another incredible release from Disney Parks: the R5-013/R2-C2/R5-S9/R5-P8 four-pack is a must-have if you're a fan of The Clone Wars. 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..

R5-013/R2-C2/R5-S9/R5-P8

Visual Guide Update - R-3DO - Droid Factory

Posted by Chuck | April 22, 2017 at 08:24 PM ET |

Tonight's Visual Guide update adds another Disney Droid Factory figure: R-3DO. Click below for a full look at the guide page, and make sure to check out today's review on this figure in our Review database.

R-3DO - Disney - Droid Factory

Jar Jar Binks (Gungan Senator)

  • Collectible: Jar Jar Binks (Gungan Senator) ('02 #24)
  • Collection: Star Wars "Saga" [Phase I]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1571
  • Original Publication Date: September 10, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,944th most visited review
  • Score: 1.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2002

Review: R-3DO - Droid Factory (SWCO Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2017 at 09:16 AM ET |

Protocol Droids are now part of Disney Parks' Droid Factory collection. Let's check out the exclusive R-3DO figure 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..

R-3DO

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | April 21, 2017 at 09:57 PM ET |

Stop by Brian's Toys for this weeks newsletter details, featuring plenty of newly added Vintage items to the site.

Brian's Toys

Rogue One Wave 4 Availability Listed As May 1 On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | April 21, 2017 at 08:46 PM ET |

Rogue One wave 4 is showing an availability date of May 1st on Amazon. We're not sure what price point they will be at, but it's at least worth keeping an eye on if you are still looking for this wave. Click the images below for direct links. Thanks to JTA reader Pete for the alert!

 

Legacy Pack IN STOCK At BestBuy.com

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2017 at 08:10 PM ET |

The Legacy Pack is in stock at BestBuy.com if you're interested. Thanks to JTA reader Lance M. for the alert!

Visual Guide Update - C1-10P "CHOPPER" - Droid Factory

Posted by Chuck | April 21, 2017 at 07:43 PM ET |

Check out the amazing Droid Factory C1-10P "CHOPPER" figure in today's Visual Guide update. Click below for full details, and get the full scoop on this figure in today's review.

C1-10P "CHOPPER" - Disney - Droid Factory

FlashBack Review: Holocron Heist - TCW [R] - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2017 at 06:16 PM ET |

Holocron Heist

  • Collectible: Holocron Heist
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Red]
  • Category: Battle Packs
  • Review Sequence: #356
  • Original Publication Date: May 14, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,222nd most visited review
  • Score: 1 holocron
  • Released: 2010

Hurry! Decent Price For Admiral Raddus/Fenn Rau Set On eBay!

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2017 at 05:06 PM ET |

Hurry! The Raddus/Fenn Rau Wave is on eBay for a "decent" price. Remember, Hasbro says these will be available in LIMITED quantities!

The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Legacy Pack is IN STOCK at HasbroToyShop.com. Special thanks to JTA reader Colin for the laert. They also have the Titanium figures in stock too if you're interested.

Review: C1-10P "CHOPPER" - Droid Factory

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2017 at 09:57 AM ET |

All we can say is "Wow!" The Disney Parks' exclusive C1-10P "CHOPPER" Droid Factory figure is 'mind-blowingly' 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..

C1-10P "CHOPPER"

This deal is getting worse all the time. Pray they don't alter it any further. JTA broke the news on this next Wave 11 case assortment. Sadly, it looks like Director Krennic will unfortunately remain part of this case assortment. But more disconcerting is that because of Hera Syndulla's delay, they've added another repack to the case: K-2SO is now part of the mix (which in our area is currently hanging on pegs for under $10). Why didn't they make the ERG x2? Robot Kingdom has posted the official case assortment (which we guess is still subject to change).

Jedi Temple Archives broke the huge story: Droid Factory was returning with "buildable" protocol droids. And then Disney made it official at their panel at Celebration Orlando. With special thanks from a combined effort of friends Mario Morales and Nick Rogers, we're able to provide for you a complete sneak peek of the droids (that make up this first wave of 77 individual parts). Click any thumbnail below to see the complete droids by color family. And then be sure to click through to see the stats of just how many parts and droids you'll need to get to have them all.

    
    

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2017 at 07:50 PM ET |

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles.

Visual Guide Update - Artoo-Detoo/See-Threepio - Droid Factory

Posted by Chuck | April 20, 2017 at 07:11 PM ET |

The Droid Factory line received big additions last week with the many reveals and releases during Star Wars Celebration. Check out one of those releases in tonight's Visual Guide: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO). Click below for a detailed look at our Visual Guide, and you can also read our full review of this set right here.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO) - Disney - Droid Factory

Sneak Peek! The Clone Wars Droid Factory Four-Pack (SWCO)

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2017 at 07:01 PM ET |

Check out our sneak peek look at the R5-013/R2-C2/R5-S9/R5-P8 Droid Factory four-pack. All of these characters are based on The Clone Wars Season 1 and The Clone Wars film. This was another Star Wars Celebration Orlando exclusive.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | April 20, 2017 at 06:37 PM ET |

Big Bad Toy Store sends in their latest newsletter. Get details on all of their latest pre-orders and new arrivals after the jump...

Big Bad Toy Store

Ephant Mon (Jabba's Head Of Security)

  • Collectible: Ephant Mon (Jabba's Head Of Security) ('02 #45) [Fans' Choice #3]
  • Collection: Star Wars "Saga" [Phase I]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1505
  • Original Publication Date: July 6, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,279th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2002

The Star Wars Celebration Orlando Droid Factory exclusives are all amazing. Let's start with Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO) first. We finally have our BAD C-3PO! Check this two-pack 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..

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO)

HURRY! TVC Darth Maul (VC86) For $8.99 Loose On eBay!

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2017 at 09:41 AM ET |

Hurry! tunghori has The Vintage Collection Darth Maul for only $8.99!

We have our Top 6 candidates that we will be forwarding to Hasbro on time so they can be included in the final voting process at StarWars.com next week. (Stay tuned for details.) Hasbro might as well get a head start on Ben Skywalker however because that's who is going to "win." Click through for JTA readers' well-balanced and extremely accurate Top 6 winners. Of particular note, four (4) of our winners are from Return Of The Jedi, one is from A New Hope and the last is from The Clone Wars. Thank you to all who participated. Hopefully the most accurate Fans' Choice winner will make it in the end.

Visual Guide Update - R5-D4 - The Black Series [Star Wars 40]

Posted by Chuck | April 19, 2017 at 08:44 PM ET |

We have another The Black Series [Star Wars 40] exclusive to add to the Visual Guides. Click below to check out GameStop's R5-D4 Six Inch figure. You can also read our full review (with additional gallery images) right here.

R5-D4 - The Black Series [Star Wars 40] - 6 Inch Figures

SWCO 2017: Battlefront II Trailer And Panel Recap

Posted by Mike_Taber | April 19, 2017 at 08:00 PM ET |

The Battlefront II panel was one of the biggest panels at Star Wars Celebration. The creators of Battlefront II revealed a great trailer and confirmed that it will feature a single player campaign that spans the thirty years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The single player campaign will tell a canon story. In the campaign you will play as Iden Versio, the leader of an Imperial special forces unit known as Inferno Squad. The upcoming Inferno Squad novel written by Christie Golden will serve as a prequel to the campaign's story. The goal of the campaign is the bridge the gap between the two trilogies and to tell a story from the Empire's point of view. The multiplayer portion of the game will include all eras. The Prequel, Original, and Sequel trilogies will all be represented. Darth Maul, Yoda, Rey, Kylo Ren, and Luke Skywalker are among the playable heroes who have been confirmed. Based on what I saw at the panel, this game is going to exceed all expectations. Watch the full trailer after the jump!

The Fans' Choice Polls Need To Be Handled Differently Next Time

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2017 at 06:44 PM ET |

Folks, this is the crux of the problem with opening up the poll generally to just Star Wars "fans" and not strictly to "hardcore collectors". All of these votes for Ben Skywalker are from people who never visit these Star Wars fan sites on any regular basis. It's not representative of the collecting community. You should be an intense member of some collecting community or a frequent visitor in order to cast a vote. This is a The Vintage Collection 3.75" super-articulated Fans' Choice Poll. If the EU is SO important to them, then they should campaigning for Hasbro to bring back things like Comic Packs and EU specific figure waves, not overtake the poll and remove the vote from the longtime and hardcore collectors who have been waiting for the half decade return of The Vintage Collection.

FlashBack Review: Han Solo - OTC - OTC #07

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2017 at 06:21 PM ET |

Han Solo

  • Collectible: Han Solo (OTC #07)
  • Collection: The Original Trilogy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1474
  • Original Publication Date: June 5, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 2,209th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2004

SWCO 2017: Star Wars Rebels Season Four Press Conference

Posted by Mike_Taber | April 19, 2017 at 05:10 PM ET |

I was lucky enough to attend the press conference that followed the Star Wars Rebels season four panel. Dave Filoni and the cast had a lot of great stuff to say and were very gracious with their time. I had the opportunity to ask Filoni about a fan-favorite Clone Wars character. Click through to find out what he had to say!

During the Star Wars Rebels panel at Celebration, Dave Filoni announced that season four would be the final season. Filoni made it clear that it was his decision to end the series. Click through to learn about the thought process behind ending the series, what to expect in season four, and to watch the season four trailer!

SWCO 2017 Must Watch: The 40 Years of Star Wars Panel

Posted by Mike_Taber | April 19, 2017 at 04:43 PM ET |

If you were unable to attend Star Wars Celebration, then make sure you set aside an hour and a half to watch The 40 Years or Star Wars Panel. It's a must watch for any Star Wars fan. Click through to watch the full panel!

Check out sneak peek rough galleries for the new Disney Droid Factory exclusives from Celebration Orlando. It's going to be a great year for Build A Droid! Check out Episode VII's R-3DO, Rebels' C1-10P "CHOPPER" and Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO) in our RDRs by clicking the images below.

      

Ugh. There is another cheating campaign running for The Vintage Collection 3.75" poll, just like there was for The Black Series 6" Jaina Solo figure. There is a social media/forum initiative to get people, who don't even buy Star Wars figures mind you, to vote for Ben Skywalker (an Expanded Universe character). We are reporting this activity to Litzky PR and Hasbro so that they are aware. Hopefully something can be done to thwart this. This should be a poll JUST for collectors who will actually buy these figures, not casual Star Wars fans who don't buy figures and those who are just trying to support an agenda. We will let you know of any developments should they arise. We also hope our many colleagues participating in this poll are aware of this and that you prevent these cheaters from adding their input into your results as well.

Jedi Temple Archives wants to know what action figures released from 2010-2017 that you'd like to see repacked for The Vintage Collection's return in Spring 2018. We'd like to include all figures from the original TVC run in addition to those from The Black Series lines (all three phases) as well. There were some hard to get characters from these lines and if Hasbro must include repacks and repaints for the TVC Spring 2018 run, let's help give them some ideas so that these repeated figures will sell through. I have my own ideas, but let's her your suggestions too. See these action figures listed as follows:
The Vintage Collection (2010-2013)
The Black Series [Phase I] (2013-2014)
The Black Series [Phase II] (2014-2015)
The Black Series [Phase III] (Walmart Exclusives)

Review: R5-D4 - TBS6 [SW40] - GameStop Exclusive

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2017 at 08:22 AM ET |

The GameStop exclusive R5-D4 figure is nice. But why did a small chain like this get this figure instead of Big Box? 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..

R5-D4

TBS6 [SW40] IN STOCK At ToysRUs.com

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2017 at 08:19 AM ET |

ToysRUs.com has most of the 40th anniversary The Black Series figures in stock.

SWCO 2017: Final Wrap-Up and Convention Gallery

Posted by Chuck | April 18, 2017 at 10:11 PM ET |

We're closing out our coverage with the last day's Convention Gallery. We've also updated our main coverage page where we've aggregated all of our articles and galleries in one location so you can easily find them all. Click here for the Day 4 Convention gallery, and click here for our coverage portal. Much of Team JTA was on hand to bring you all of the coverage. A big thanks for Ian and Mike for joining us this year! Click below for a picture of Mike, Chuck, and Paul during our patch and chase card giveaway session.

See you in 2019!

Legacy Pack IN STOCK At TARGET.com

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2017 at 09:10 PM ET |

It's IN STOCK at TARGET.com. Special thanks to JTA reader Andrew D. for the alert!

Talk About The 2017 TVC Fans' Choice Poll Voting HERE

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2017 at 08:16 PM ET |

Not too many people are following directions. Please use THIS ARTICLE to talk about the results of the Top 25 nominees and everything to do with them including questions you may have. Please don't post comments in the article devoted to voting. Thank you!

Tonight's Visual Guide features one of THE hot ticket items this past weekend at Celebration Orlando. They were completely sold out for the whole event by the end of the day Saturday. Click below to have a look at the exclusive Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot. Make sure to also stop by our review to read about just what Hasbro did to vastly improve this figure.

Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot - The Black Series [Star Wars 40] - 6 Inch Figures

We have been getting feedback from "lurkers" (who we adore by the way) asking if they can submit their choice for the 2017 The Vintage Collection Fans' Choice Poll via email. Because the return of TVC is the greatest news in a half decade from Hasbro, we have decided to make an exception and allow these email ballots. But this is only for those that do not have Disqus accounts (we will be checking FYI). If this is you, we will accept ONE character nominee in the subject of the email. If you don't submit the email in exactly this way it will not be counted. Remember to choose one character from the 25 nominees found here only. No other candidates will be accepted. And as a reminder, this is only for readers who do not have a Disqus account. Emails MUST be received by 9 PM ET tomorrow, April 19th. Please email your vote to paul@jeditemplearchives.com.

STAP Attack

  • Collectible: STAP Attack
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Battle Packs (Toys R Us Exclusive)
  • Review Sequence: #1116
  • Original Publication Date: June 12, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,728th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008


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