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The final Commemorative Tin Collection set we will be looking at for a while (and the final set based on one of the Star Wars films), is a strange bird. Look at the cast of characters Hasbro decided to place together for this obscure Kmart exclusive. What shakes things up even more is that the set includes two repainted figures. See the Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones (Exclusive) Commemorative Tin Collection set 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.

Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones (Exclusive)

The Black Series Deluxe On Clearance Already?!

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2014 at 09:23 PM EDT |

The Black Series Deluxe figures are on clearance already? Don't sweat it. The article title is a misnomer and meant to bring in clicks, but see what lucky JTA moderator flamingtoilet discovered from an online post at a local TRU! Click through for more!

JTA Sponsor Dorkside Toys Warehouse Clearance Sale!

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2014 at 05:04 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys has just opened up their Warehouse Clearance Sale! Click through to see what you can find on sale. After the link, click on Warehouse Clearance sale link on the top left.

Disney's Talking Boba Fett Available Online

Posted by Chuck | August 19, 2014 at 02:10 PM EDT |

JTA reader Joseph Skywalker writes in to let us know that DisneyStore.com has the talking Boba Fett available. Click here for detailed images and to place an order!

Star Wars Action News Episode 431: Exclusive Showdown

Posted by Chuck | August 19, 2014 at 02:06 PM EDT |

The irony of San Diego Comic-Con is that while everyone rushes to buy the exclusives, there's no time at the con to really look at them! Now Marjorie and Arnie are back home and have unpacked their SDCC shipment, and are ready to tell you if Hasbro's 6-Inch Jabba the Hut exclusive, or the SDCC/Toys R Us exclusive Cantina Showdown set, was worth the trouble.

Q and A of the Day: Day 74 (This One Is Sure To Cause Controversy!)

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2014 at 11:28 AM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 74. Topic: Darth Vader (#26): He says this, but you said that....

   

We have a couple of more Commemorative Tin Collection sets to check out before we're done with them, so let's analyze the Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones (2 of 6) Commemorative Tin Collection which is honestly one of the better ones. It's the focus on 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.

Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones (2 of 6)

More New Hasbro Stuff Arriving - More Higher Prices!

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2014 at 01:02 PM EDT |

Even more "new" stuff is being found in TARGET. JTA reader Jub Goobles provides us with his store report as well as confirmation of even HIGHER price increases! Dang nabbit! Those contrarian-loving 5POA people are gonna have lots of 'splaining to do! Now that the budget line is creeping up dangerously close in price to the "collector line" what ever will parents/gift givers do now?! Click through for more!

Based on what Hasbro revealed/let slip at New York Toy Fair this past February, the anticipation was very high and cautious optimism was felt by the collecting community for what Hasbro would reveal at San Diego Comic Con. But after the presentation ended, most of us felt that we didn’t need new underwear. I will be the first to admit that. Despite not losing bodily control, I still however was pleasantly surprised by what Hasbro offered. A ton of rumors that had been floating through the air were finally confirmed. And as I began to think why I didn’t do happy dances like I did in the past (most notably SDCC 2009), I realized that all of the rumors JTA has posted may have made us all (that’s us included just to clarify) have unrealistically high expectations. So, I decided to mill through the news archives at JTA to see just where we’re at with the rumor lists and break down where we are with Hasbro: the rumored versus the confirmed, to see how many are still outstanding. Click through for more.

JTA reader and friend Darth Chuck sends us more images on this strange TARGET caper: miscellaneous Star Wars figures arriving piecemeal right off of the truck. Look what arrived today. It's no wonder no one can find stuff. Why aren't full cases arriving? Click through for more!

Review: TC-14 - Real Action Heroes

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2014 at 01:25 AM EDT |

We have one more Real Action Heroes figure to look at before we switch gears again on you. See the beautiful TC-14 one-sixth scale figure. She is absolutely gorgeous, but sadly she is missing some very important accessories. 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.

TC-14

TARGET Marks Up Star Wars Figures

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2014 at 09:36 PM EDT |

Well, it's official. The moment TARGET starts getting new Star Wars stuff they mark it up. Likely just part off the new module reset, click through to see how much your Star Wars figures may be costing you in the very near future.

Your truly has been "stalking" a local Walmart since about November 2012. It was one of the biggest victims of what collectors "un-affectionately" hail as "The Debacle of 2012". In the summer of 2013, it did receive the inaugural wave of The Black Series, which many figures from that wave sat and rotted for years, along with the Saga Legends wave 1. Just yesterday, for the first time ever, this particular location received a "new" case of wave 3. And would believe they rang up for $7.00 each (on clearance). If anyone thinks that "big box" retail should still have the right to sell these figures, well, I frankly don't know what to say to you. This is an extreme example, but it's not like other locations are rolling in a fantastic selection of the figures I want anyway. Click through for more.

SDCC Exclusive Jabba The Hutt's Throne Room Sets Arriving Non-Mint

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2014 at 07:22 PM EDT |

We have been receiving unhappy reports from readers that Hasbro Toy Shop is haphazardly shipping out the SDCC Jabba The Hutt's Throne Room in boxes that are much too big and contain very little supporting packaging materials. JTA reader Mike C. sends us proof that these aren't arriving in mint condition. But I am not sure if any of us expected that they would. Click through for a closer look.

Review: Darth Vader (Revenge Of The Sith) - Real Action Heroes

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2014 at 01:05 AM EDT |

Yesterday you saw what a junky Episode III Darth Vader 12-Inch Figure looks like, so today tune into our Research Droids Reviews to study what an incredibly fine interpretation of a one-sixth scale Darth Vader figure based on his appearance from Revenge Of The Sith should be like. It makes us almost as happy as The Black Series Episode III Darth Vader (#26) figure.... almost. The glorious Darth Vader (Revenge Of The Sith) Real Action Heroes even includes a pretty neat "crispy" Anakin Skywalker portrait, albeit not 100% screen accurate. Check out this figure right now! 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 Vader (Revenge Of The Sith)

Star Wars Rebels Mission Series Hits Amazon

Posted by Chuck | August 16, 2014 at 09:24 AM EDT |

The latest Mission Series sets have hit Amazon for pre-order. These are available to ship October 23. Click the images below to have a detailed look at each set. Thanks again to JTA reader Michael for alerting us!

    

Review: Anakin to Darth Vader - SW [DV/ROTS] - 12-Inch Figures

Posted by Chuck | August 16, 2014 at 09:11 AM EDT |

Today's Research Droids Review takes a look at Anakin to Darth Vader. We're not to keen on this figure, and you can find out why right here! 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.

Anakin To Darth Vader

Visual Guide Update - Darth Maul (SL15) - SW [DV/ROTS]

Posted by Chuck | August 15, 2014 at 10:13 PM EDT |

Sith Lord Darth Maul emerges from the shadows to reveal the ominous presence of the Sith, who use the dark side of the Force and are enemies of the Jedi. Maul duels Qui-Gon Jinn on Tatooine and finishes that lightsaber duel, with deadly results, on Naboo. Check out the Saga Legends version of Darth Maul in our Visual Guide below, and make sure to see how he fared in our Research Droids Review!

Darth Maul (SL15) - DV/ROTS

The Black Series and More Found In Ireland

Posted by Chuck | August 15, 2014 at 09:11 PM EDT |

JTA reader Toryn has a great store report from Ireland! Click through to read about his all-day toy run where he found a little bit of old and new!

Review: Darth Maul - SW [DV/ROTS] - SL15

Posted by Chuck | August 15, 2014 at 06:40 AM EDT |

We have our final Research Droids Review from the Darth Vader/Revenge of the Sith Saga Legends line. Darth Maul, while not perfect, is better than average when it comes to this line of Saga Legends. Find out the good, the bad, and the ugly right here! 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

Special Report: Action Figures In Action - Issue #5

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2014 at 02:21 PM EDT |

This month's Action Figures In Action edition is a little late, but this one is for sure better late than never! There are some real gems this month that we are sure you will love (including two JTA exclusives)! So, jump on in to issue #5 of Action Figures In Action!

Join us each month as JTA has teamed up with Calum Jones to bring you a monthly look at some of the best in action action figure photography on the internet! Enjoy a hand-picked selection from Calum's body of work to show off, in high resolution, what happens when you combine creative photography skill with digital artistry. The results will blow you away! We will be spotlighting some of the many samples featured on Calum's highly popular Instagram page, along with several monthly exclusive photos that will only be available right here on JTA!

The Black Series Wave 4 Found In France

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2014 at 02:00 PM EDT |

The Black Series wave 4 lands in France! JTA reader Khalen from across the pond sends in his report...

SDCC Jabba Back In Stock at Hasbro Toy Shop!

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2014 at 01:04 PM EDT |

HasbroToyShop.com has the SDCC exclusive Jabba the Hutt's Throne Room Set up! Get it while you can! A big thanks to everyone who wrote in with this alert for the SECOND time!

Sponsor Announcement: DorkSide Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2014 at 10:33 AM EDT |

New Star Wars Rebels are up for Pre-order, new Mission Series and the latest The Black Series 3.75" Wave 4. Lots of great Star Wars toys are in stock and are up for pre-order. Biker Scout and Jabba deluxe are due to arrive shortly so make sure you pre-order and update any credit card info so your order doesn't get delayed. We also have new Black Series 6" pre-orders & 3.75" as well, plus Saga legends, Mission Series, Mafex Vader, Jumbo Kenner & cool POP! Star Wars vinyl. Check out their full newsletter for Star Wars and more!

More News From The Front: The Black Series Hitting Hard at TRU

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2014 at 10:28 AM EDT |

The Black Series is hitting pretty hard at TRU. JTA reader Steve has a full report from PA on what's hitting in his area! Click through for the report.

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - SW [DV/ROTS] - SL13

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2014 at 09:17 AM EDT |

Obi-Wan Kenobi was the exception for wave 3 of the Saga Legends figures, and not in a good way. Check out our Research Droids Review to find out if this figure is worth adding to your collection! 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

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 13, 2014 at 08:42 PM EDT |

The latest Big Bad Toy Store's newsletter is out featuring all of their newest pre-orders and arrivals. Click through to see what's new!

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Visual Guide Update - Luke Skywalker (SL14) - SW [DV/ROTS]

Posted by Chuck | August 13, 2014 at 08:38 PM EDT |

Next up for the Saga Legends Visual Guides is Luke Skywalker. Take a look at a decent 5POA figure in our guide below, and find out what we liked about this figure in our full Research Droids Review!

Luke Skywalker (SL14) - DV/ROTS

2015 LEGO Sets Revealed

Posted by Chuck | August 13, 2014 at 01:56 PM EDT |

Our friends at Jedi News have the latest 2015 LEGO sets listed. Click through to see what's in store from our favorite brick maker!

The Black Series Deluxe Found At Kmart in California

Posted by Chuck | August 13, 2014 at 01:51 PM EDT |

More The Black Series Deluxe figures found. This time JTA reader Jason found them at Kmart in West Covina, CA. Click through to see what what was found...

Review: Luke Skywalker - SW [DV/ROTS] - SL14

Posted by Chuck | August 13, 2014 at 07:58 AM EDT |

Today's review takes a look at another Saga Legends figure that's not so bad! Read all about Luke Skywalker today and find out why we think this Research Droids Review is worthy! 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.

Luke Skywalker

Visual Guide Update - Snowtrooper (SL16) - SW [DV/ROTS]

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2014 at 10:20 PM EDT |

We have a new run of Visual Guides featuring the final wave from the Saga Legends (Darth Vader/Revenge of the Sith Line). First up is the Snowtrooper. Click below to check out our latest update, and make sure to see what we think of this figure in our Research Droids Review!

Snowtrooper (SL16) - DV/ROTS

The Black Series Six Inch Deluxe Figures Hitting Orlando

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2014 at 02:14 PM EDT |

More The Black Series store reports! This time, JTA reader Jordan checks in from Orlando with proof that The Black Series deluxe figures are hitting the shelves. Click through for his report!

The Black Series Battle On Endor Set On Toysrus.com

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM EDT |

If you want this set and haven't found it at brick-and-mortar (and don't want to resort to eBay), Toysrus.com has it up for order. Same price as retail and free standard shipping. Thanks Tray for the heads up!

eBay Auction The Black Series Set Deal!

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2014 at 11:08 AM EDT |

This is a pretty good deal, especially if you are looking for these sets still. Check out what you can get in thie eBay auction set deal... Thank you JTA reader Cody for alerting us to this deal!

SDCC Exclusives, Hot Wheels, and More At Entertainment Earth

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM EDT |

Entertainment Earth has listed the Gentle Giant SDCC exclusives, as well as the Hot Wheels lineup! Click through to check them out...

Basic Figures Found At Walmart For Clearance Prices

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2014 at 09:23 AM EDT |

JTA moderator Sjefke has a Walmart clearance report ... good news or bad? Click through for the report!

Review: Snowtrooper - SW [DV/ROTS] - SL16

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2014 at 05:30 AM EDT |

We have MORE new figures to discuss! This time we look at the non-USA wave 3 Saga Legends figures. They have been graciously donated to Jedi Temple Archives by one of our wonderful Canadian readers. (Thank you "you-know-who"!) Let's look at the Snowtrooper, which surprised the heck out of us. It is actually pretty good. 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.

Snowtrooper

Sponsor Announcement: Beyond Mortality Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 11, 2014 at 10:12 PM EDT |

From now until September 1st, 2014 take 10% off any of our in stock and pre-order Star Wars items!  It's all ready for you to buy! We've added even MORE images of upcoming items!  And we'll be adding even MORE items to the store throughout the month to expand our inhouse stock lines! Click through for all of the details!

Star Wars Rebels Animated Shorts Debut On Disney XD

Posted by Chuck | August 11, 2014 at 09:00 PM EDT |

The first of four Star Wars: Rebels shorts debuts tonight! A new Star Wars Rebels short will debut on Disney XD each Monday night over the next four weeks. Click through for a look at tonights episode!


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