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Let's check out the 2012 version of the Sith Speeder (With Darth Maul) Class I vehicle set. It's the focus of 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.

Sith Speeder (With Darth Maul)

Darth Maul (MH05) is our latest Visual Guide update. Click below for the full guide page. You can also find full stats on this figure in our Research Droids Review.

Darth Maul (MH05) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | January 23, 2017 at 08:33 PM ET |

Shop new Pre-Orders. Kylo Ren Helmets now in-stock. Visit Brian's Toys newsletter to see recently listed AFA graded Star Wars figures.

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Brian's Toys

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale R2-D2 Pre-Order

Posted by Chuck | January 23, 2017 at 05:28 PM ET |

The latest Hot Toys sixth scale figure is now available for pre-order through Sideshow collectibles. Click here for the pre-order page for the Hot Toys R2-D2 figure.

Official Site Reveals Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Posted by Paul | January 23, 2017 at 11:19 AM ET |

It's official. Star Wars Episode VIII has an official title. StarWars.com has all the news you need on this!

Review: Darth Maul - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH05)

Posted by Paul | January 23, 2017 at 01:10 AM ET |

We're finishing up the Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] Movie Heroes line. Here's the last one. It's time for Darth Maul figure. See this 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.

Darth Maul

Check out the next addition to the Movie Heroes Visual Guide: Destroyer Droid (MH12). Click below for the full guide, and also make a stop by our full review for an additional look at this release.

Destroyer Droid (MH12) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

The next episode in JTA’s look back at Star Wars: The Clone Wars wraps up the “R2-D2 is missing” storyline. Click through for the full review!

Review: Destroyer Droid - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH12)

Posted by Paul | January 22, 2017 at 12:15 AM ET |

We're finishing up the Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] Movie Heroes line. It's time for the Destroyer Droid figure. See why we hope to never see this figure again 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.

Destroyer Droid

Jedha Revolt Listed On Walmart.com

Posted by Paul | January 21, 2017 at 08:54 PM ET |

Walmart.com has put up a product page for the upcoming Jedha Revolt multipack.

The next Movie Heroes featured Visual Guide update is Qui-Gon Jinn (MH10). Click below and have a full look at our Visual Guide. You can also read all about this repacked figure in our 2800th review.

Qui-Gon Jinn (MH10) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Star Wars Rebels Review - Warhead (S03E14)

Posted by Mike_Taber | January 21, 2017 at 03:26 PM ET |

After a supersized return to Geonosis that shined the light on Saw Gerrera, Star Wars Rebels shifted the focus to Zeb and the droids. Click through for the full review!

Review: Qui-Gon Jinn - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH10)

Posted by Paul | January 21, 2017 at 12:40 AM ET |

We're finishing up the Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] Movie Heroes line. It's time for the too-many-times-repacked Qui-Gon Jinn figure. See why we hope to never see this figure again 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.

Qui-Gon Jinn

Will The Weight Be Lifted For The 40th Anniversary Of Star Wars?

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 09:23 PM ET |

I believe collectors have been really weighed down with the last couple of years of Hasbro offerings. There wasn't a significant focus on the Original Trilogy (but instead on The Force Awakens) and 3.75" action figures (collector-focused) were last on Hasbro's agenda. It's like being forced to like heavy metal when you're into pop music. They always seem to be looking for other formats, don't they? Could this year be a turnaround of sorts? They've definitely been making some collector-friendly items, like the Titanium Series helmets. Who knows how far they'll take that in the future. Let's just hope that it somehow is a respectful nod to Star Wars' incredible landmark.

    
    
    

12 Backs Are Cool In Any Size

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 09:05 PM ET |

Isn't it interesting that after 22 years running the modern line that Hasbro has never produced a Death Squad Commander update? No matter how many times we have explained the differences to Hasbro about the gray outfit and the helmet with the phone cord hanging from it, they still make the generic all-black outfitted Star Destroyer Commanders again and again. Will the 40th anniversary celebration of Star Wars make them pay attention a little bit more closely? We need that figure in BOTH scales. Also, remember when The Black Series [Phase II] Jawas were announced? So many people thought they were too big to be 3.75". Then once people realized they were 3.75" they immediately began asking where the 6" version was. Yeah, well....

    

Visual Guide Update - Yoda (MH09) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Posted by Chuck | January 20, 2017 at 05:48 PM ET |

Continuing our look at the Movie Heroes line, next up is Yoda (MH09). Click below for a full look at our latest Visual Guide addition, and make sure to also read our full review.

Yoda (MH09) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Sideshow Collectibles is now distributing for Iron Studios. Check out their Hoth-themed 1/4 scale Darth Vader Legacy Replica statue.

TBS6 Baze Malbus And Chirrut Imwe Product Pages Set Up On HTS

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 04:44 PM ET |

They're not in stock at the moment, but Hasbro Toy Shop is gearing up to start taking orders for The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe.

     

Entertainment Earth has ALSO put up singles of TBS6 Baze Malbus and TBS6 Chirrut Imwe. Your options to get these two awesome figures are seemingly endless!

Hurry before they're gone! JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles also has Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe TBS6 singles available!

REPOST: 2017 Must Look And Feel Like The Vintage Kenner Era

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 11:32 AM ET |

It goes without saying that if The Vintage Collection doesn’t make its deserved return by May 2017 that Hasbro has totally lost touch with the adult and longtime collecting community. This is the ONLY time to bring it back. The Force Awakens isn't the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. The new Expanded Universe is not the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. It's all about the Original Trilogy (the point from which anything starts is what defines an anniversary) and this is our only moment in time to embrace and celebrate it! Newbie collectors won’t care so much as they can’t see too much beyond the 6” line (which is fine). So, we decided to join their company in order to make some suggestions for Hasbro's The Black Series 6” line. This hopefully will placate everyone. Granted, if this isn’t your scale, you’re not going to care too much about this post (probably). But we think some suggestions from longtime collectors might help Hasbro to engage a fledgling community of collectors that they're losing exponentially. Here is what we want to see from The Black Series 6" line for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. Click through for more!

REPOST: Yes, we have received your many emails with links to news that we're forbidden to post. We apparently live in a "mind your manners" hobby at the moment and freedom of the press doesn't apply to all media outlets, especially with Star Wars collecting sites. Despite this, we'd rather direct your attention to this very popular article we did back in November. It should remind you of some clues that were first presented here of what 2017 could be about very soon.

Hasbro Toy Shop Restocks TBS6 Darth Revan/Sabine Wren Wave

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 08:14 AM ET |

Most of the Darth Revan/Sabine Wren wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" line is IN STOCK at Hasbro Toy Shop. Revan of course is gone. Hopefully he will be packed in solid cases soon enough. By the way, there is FREE SHIPPING for all orders over $29.

Review: Yoda - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH09)

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

Remember the great Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] debacle? Well, we're continuing to check out some of the figures that helped create the worst bottle-necking of Star Wars figures of all time. Many feel it literally was the death knell for the 3.75" line. And to think it was all because of Episode I! Discover Yoda, one of the worst choices for the Movie Heroes line, 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.

Yoda

Imperial AT-ST Walker And Driver Was Just IN STOCK At Walmart.com

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2017 at 09:35 PM ET |

Ugh! We all just missed the Walmart exclusive Imperial AT-ST Walker And Imperial AT-ST Driver on Walmart.com. It might be wise to keep an eye on it in case it returns.

            

Check out the latest 6 Inch The Black Series release: Chirrut Îmwe. Click below for our full Visual Guide, and read our review for our full analysis.

Chirrut Îmwe (36) - The Black Series - 6 Inch Figures

Hurry! Pre-order Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe at JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys! Hasbro got smart with this one! FULL CASE PACKS AVAILABLE! They brought them back!

The Star Wars Classic coin collection from New Zealand Mint now features six classic characters (with more to follow) but, due to high demand for some of the most beloved character coins, there is now very little stock and no more available.

Each coin has a restriction in the number that can be produced worldwide, called ‘Mintage’. These coins are therefore all limited editions, as legally no more of the same coin can be produced once the mintage number has been met. Click through for more details!

Brian's Toys

Review: Chirrut Imwe - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figure (36)

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

It's time to check out the 6" Chirrut Ímwe 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.

Chirrut Ímwe

How About An Ultimate Boxed Set Of The Finest 6" Trooper Figures?

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2017 at 09:48 PM ET |

Wouldn't it be one of the most ultimate things if there was a multipack put together of some of Hasbro's best Star Wars troopers combined all in one set? It would be the perfect way to army build some of their finest 6" figures. They should consider bringing these characters together into one boxed set or something. We're sure there are plenty of online retailers that would jump on this.

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2017 at 09:31 PM ET |

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

Corrected Version Of Grand Admiral Thrawn Shipping From Amazon

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2017 at 09:27 PM ET |

Amazon has started shipping out the "correct" version of the Rogue One Grand Admiral Thrawn figure. It seems as if the error version might actually be fairly rare this time. Special thanks to JTA reader Andrew W. for the news.

Up next for our Movie Heroes Visual Guide updates is Obi-Wan Kenobi (MH08). Click below for the full Visual Guide page, and click here to also check out our extended photo gallery and review.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (MH08) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

A Team Any Star Wars Fan Can Get Behind!

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2017 at 11:44 AM ET |

3. 7. 5. Hike! I am trying to put together a fantasty footsketball team for a theoretical World Series. (See Bantha Skull – even I know how to talk sports! Besides, that's all you do since you stopped reporting on Star Wars collecting. I digress.) Would a team made up of a female X-wing Pilot from Rogue One, Snoke, Luke Skywalker from The Force Awakens and a Red Guard be a good combination or a winning team? This exclusive lineup seems to be a win for me so I guess the answer is yes.

      

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH08)

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

Remember the great Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] debacle? Well, we're continuing to check out some of the figures that helped create the worst bottle-necking of Star Wars figures of all time. Many feel it literally was the death knell for the 3.75" line. And to think it was all because of Episode I! Discover Obi-Wan Kenobi, one of the worst and most repacked figures in 2012, 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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

General Grievous (MH07) is our next Visual Guide update to the SW [TPM 3D] Movie Heroes line. Click below to have a look at another repacked figure from this collection, and check out our full review for complete analysis of this figure.

General Grievous (MH07) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Some Cold Weather Advice For Obi-Wan Kenobi

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2017 at 08:21 PM ET |

If Obi-Wan Kenobi stays out too long on Hoth's icy tundra directing Luke Skywalker's path, he might put himself at risk of catching a cold. Force spirits/apparitions are at risk for illness too, right? You may have to go to your local pharmacy to get him an elixir or Star Wars The Black Series 6" figure to make him feel better! But don't take our advice for it.

Sneak Peek! The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Chirrut Imwe (36)

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2017 at 07:46 PM ET |

Check out our sneak peek of The Black Series [Phase III] Chirrut Imwe 6" figure. It's another beauty!

BREAKING NEWS! The Black Series [Phase III] Wave 11 Revealed!

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2017 at 06:20 PM ET |

So, a little birdie flew into my window today and tweeted a lovely song of what will comprise wave 11 of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" lineup. Are you curious? Of course you are. Those great 6" figures revealed at SDCC last July are finally on tap for release (as well as one unnecessary carry-forward figure). Click through for more. Oh, and comment, comment, comment. I sometimes get motivated to post more cool news depending on how much interaction we get....

Review: General Grievous - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH07)

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2017 at 12:55 AM ET |

Remember the great Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] debacle? Well, we're going to be checking out some of the figures that helped create the worst bottle-necking of Star Wars figures of all time. Many feel it literally was the death knell for the 3.75" line. And to think it was all because of Episode I! Discover General Grievous, a figure whose sculpt was a very old at the time of its re-release in 2012, 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.

General Grievous

Hoth Smuggler's Bounty Box Arriving!

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2017 at 09:25 PM ET |

The January 2017 Smuggler's Bounty Box is arriving and you can now check out its contents. Be sure to pre-order the new March Rebels box coming soon which includes cool Darth Maul Pop!

   
   


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