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Another Hunk Of Junk: The Titan X-wing Goes Electronic

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 10:52 PM EDT |

JTA reader Corey Y. writes in to let us know that Sam's Club is offering the Titan X-wing vehicle with an electronics feature. Click through for more.

Emergency Mental Health Psych Screener Needed Please!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 09:22 PM EDT |

We have two bizarre and mentally unstable actions caught on camera to share with you courtesy of JTA reader David B. The first one is surprisingly NOT a terrible paint job by Hasbro. Someone actually switched Luke's arms with Han's. And then the second form of theft someone returned the "good" figure from a Mission Series two-pack. Freaky! Whoever is doing this, please spend your time reclined in a chair and get some psychotherapy. Please. Click through for more.

Prototype Boba Fett Hits Colorado

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 09:11 PM EDT |

JTA reader Daniel B. alerts our readers that the Proto Fett has now been found in Colorado. Click through for his report.

The Black Series Deluxe Figures Hit Australia At Brick And Mortar!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 09:05 PM EDT |

JTA reader Mark S. sends us an eager and hopeful store report from Australia. Check out to see what he found! Click through for more!!

Miscellaneous Florida Store Reports

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 08:59 PM EDT |

JTA reader Will P. sends us multiple store reports to share with readers. Check out his The Black Series experiences by clicking through!

Comic Spoofs Of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 08:49 PM EDT |

JTA reader Josh E. has developed his own line of Star Wars spoof comics concentrating on Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith that can currently be seen at MotionPicturesComics.com. He gently pokes fun at the movie's weak points while still maintaining his fandom of the film. Look on this with laughter and not defense.... as some are actually quite funny.

More Ollie's Success: Richmond VA Area

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 08:38 PM EDT |

JTA reader Kevin T. alerts us that he has success in the Richmond, VA area!

Here Come More Ollie's Success Stories!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 08:34 PM EDT |

JTA reader johnnyfett sends us a great successful Ollie's report of the Shadow Of The Dark Side vehicle two-packs. Click through for more!

Find The Walgreens Proto Fett At A Store Near You

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 08:28 PM EDT |

Walgreens has opened up their store locator. See if you can locate this item by seeing if stores in your area have it in stock. Special thanks to JTA reader Solo Calrissian for the tip.

FlashBack Review: Barada - TSC - SAGA 004

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 11:37 AM EDT |

Barada

  • Collectible: Barada (SAGA 004)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #596
  • Original Publication Date: January 9, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 888th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Rare Loose Star Wars Figures Hit eBay

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM EDT |

eBayer tunghori has some very rare figures up for bidding. Check them out!

      

We once again have a special treat for you in our Research Droids Reviews today. We itemize every last detail and omission in the Ralph McQuarrie Concept Collection (2 of 2) Toys R Us exclusive set. We list what makes the figures different from the original releases and we also let you know their new numbering as well. See this in great detail (over 100 images). Plus, we give you internal and external packaging shots so you can clearly see how these sets pay deserved homage to the incredible Ralph McQuarrie. 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.

Ralph McQuarrie Concept Collection (2 of 2)

HTS Lowers MSRP Of The Black Series 6-inch Deluxe Sets $5

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2014 at 08:14 PM EDT |

Here is something you don't see everyday. HasbroToyShop.com has The Black Series Jabba The Hutt and Biker Scout With Speeder Biker Deluxe sets up for pre-order for $34.99 each, not $39.99 each. This is an interesting turn of events indeed.

FlashBack Review: Commander Appo - TSC - SAGA 064

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2014 at 01:49 PM EDT |

Commander Appo

  • Collectible: Commander Appo (SAGA 064)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #678
  • Original Publication Date: April 1, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 601st most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Yikes! How NOT To Ship Star Wars Figures, Amazon.com!

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2014 at 01:31 PM EDT |

I don't mean to laugh at JTA reader Jascon C.'s bad experience here, but this is the risk you take when ordering from Amazon.com. It's a crap shoot. I can tell you that ordering from one of JTA's sponsors like Dorkside Toys or Beyond Mortality Toys (among others) would have always yielded a very pleasant experience for me. They packaged things beautifully. Click through for more!

We have what we feel is a special treat as far as our Research Droids Reviews are concerned today. It's not a special treat because it's such a great collectors' item, it's a special treat because almost no one else (no one at all?) has this archived except for us now. We itemize every last detail and omission that makes these figures different from the original releases and we also let you know their new numbering as well. Plus, we give you internal and external packaging shots so you can clearly see how these sets pay deserved homage to the incredible Ralph McQuarrie. See the Ralph McQuarrie Concept Collection (1 of 2) in great detail (almost 100 images) 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.

Ralph McQuarrie Concept Collection (1 of 2)

Sponsor Announcement: K&C Collectibles

Posted by Chuck | September 14, 2014 at 07:33 PM EDT |

K & C Collectibles has in-stock the New Black Series 3 3/4 inch Wave 4 & Wave 5.  The New 6" Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) figure and Wave 5 of the 6" series.  Also added items from Sideshow Collectibles, Quantum Mechanix (keychains), Tech Deck (figure skateboards) and LEGO's.  Click through for a complete list of recently added items.

K&C Collectibles

Toys R Us Gets Discounted The Vintage Collection Figures Now?

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2014 at 03:52 PM EDT |

OK. We DO NOT want to prematurely jump to wrong conclusions, but with recent developments at Ollie's and Kmart, we can't help but pay close notice to what's going on elsewhere. JTA reader Nick S. sends us proof that he found some The Vintage Collection figures and they were specially priced at $7.98 (down from the normal $9.99). This odd collection of figures looks to be a hodgepodge of multiple cases. It's likely these could have fallen behind the display and even stranger they could have been returned. But the new price point has our curiosity piqued. If you're out and about, PLEASE let us know if you find something similarly. Click through for Nick's report.

FlashBack Review: Commando Droid - TCW [S2] - CW16

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2014 at 02:16 PM EDT |

Commando Droid

  • Collectible: Commando Droid (CW16)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #126
  • Original Publication Date: September 26, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 467th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

eScalper Or Do-Gooder? You Decide!

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2014 at 02:13 PM EDT |

We have an image to show you that will likely divide the community. Is she buying these up for needy children so that they have a wonderful Christmas this year (trying to see the good in people), or is she hoping to pawn these off on eBay and make a quick buck for her own prince or princess for their own self-serving holidays this year (always seeing the bad in people)? You decide. Man, some people can just suck the joy right out of a good thing. Click through for more.

Review: Tusken Raider (Desert Sniper) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2014 at 01:10 AM EDT |

The very first Sand People action figure based on the Prequel Trilogy was Tusken Raider (Desert Sniper). It's actually pretty nice. Check it 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.

Tusken Raider (Desert Sniper)

Walgreens: Massachusetts!

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2014 at 11:19 PM EDT |

And lastly we have a store report from Massachusetts. JTA reader Paul H. (not me) sends in a great report as well. Click through for his account!

Walgreens: Jacksonville, FL The Black Series Finds!

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2014 at 11:15 PM EDT |

And we have another report. This time Jacksonville, FL. Click through for Dean's exciting report!

The Black Series Hits Walgreens In Tennessee!

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2014 at 11:11 PM EDT |

JTA reader Toby P. from Chattanooga TN confirms that The Black Series 6" figures have been found at his Walgreens as well. I loathe you all! Click through for his exciting report!

Walgreens In PA Finally See The Black Series.... But Not All Of PA Yet!

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2014 at 11:07 PM EDT |

Well. We have confirmation. The Walgreens stores in PA are finally receiving TBS figures, although it's crickets near me still. Click through for JTA reader Frank C.'s cool report!

Disney Store Lowers MSRPs, Discounts Old/Receives New Products

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2014 at 10:40 PM EDT |

JTA areader SteveU. writes in to let us know what is happening at Disney stores. New products arrive and older products go on clearance. Click through for his report!

Mind-Boggling: SOTDS Vehicle 2-Packs ALSO Found At Kmart!

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2014 at 10:21 PM EDT |

JTA and Yakface.com reader Lando Griffin ALSO confirms that Kmart is selling the Shadow Of The Dark Side two-pack vehicles sets.... but for $5 cheaper! Unbelievable. Check out the report at Yakface.com!

UPDATE: Multiple Successful Store Finds Of Snowspeeder/Cloud Car Combo

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2014 at 08:40 PM EDT |

Between JTA reader Nick S. and my own visual confirmation(s), we can affirm that the "Dream Team" set (thank you scockery for letting us steal your denotation) is available at multiple Ollie's locations as well. The Jedi Turbo Speeder? Well, this one isn't faring as well. We haven't come across it once. But plenty of Luke Skywalker's Snowspeeders, Bespin Cloud Cars and Mandalorian Shuttles. Remember, these should be available everywhere this Thursday if they're not out now. Also, I found other combinations tonight with sets including Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter, Ahsoka's Jedi Starfighter and others.

FlashBack Review: Corporate Alliance Tank Droid - TCW [S2] - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2014 at 02:05 PM EDT |

Corporate Alliance Tank Droid

  • Collectible: Corporate Alliance Tank Droid
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Vehicles
  • Review Sequence: #120
  • Original Publication Date: September 20, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 439th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Ollie's Shadow Of The Dark Side Vehicle Two-packs Update!

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2014 at 12:21 PM EDT |

Are you still trying to acquire Luke Skywalker' Snowspeeder or the Mandalorian Assault Transport from the Shadow Of The Dark Side era (2010-2011)? We have the low down for you surrounding the neatest surprise in years at a retail discount chain: the return of Shadow Of The Dark Side! Click through because you will definitely be interested to discover what we've learned! (Side note: The pitiful rush I got when investigating this new turn events really put things in perspective for me. It's so depressing that I am more excited about "old" Class II vehicles than I am about 95% of the new stuff currently at retail.)

Toys R Us Exclusive Battle of Endor Pack Discounted Online

Posted by Chuck | September 13, 2014 at 12:13 PM EDT |

This was a matter of time! ToysRUs.com discounts their huge Battle on Endor Pack down to $79.99. Click here if this new price falls into your must buy range! Thanks JTA reader Darth_turtle for the heads up!

Star Wars Invades College Campuses in Style!

Posted by Chuck | September 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT |

A long list of colleges are getting in on the Star Wars fun with official collegiate sports apparel. Click through for the full story and see if your favorite team is participating!

Review: Shmi Skywalker - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2014 at 12:52 AM EDT |

She is the mother of Anakin Skywalker, and we really still don't know if she lied about her "immaculate conception" of Anakin Skywalker. Learn more about Shmi Skywalker 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.

Shmi Skywalker

BREAKING NEWS: They're Back!! 2 Awesome Class II Vehicles Less Than $20

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2014 at 03:54 PM EDT |

Breaking news! JTA reader Chris sends us photographic proof that The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] vehicle two-packs that were originally part of a Toys R Us' "Black Friday" promotion have now been found at Ollie's for $19.99 for each two-pack! Send in your store reports and let us know what you find! It's amazing to me that collectors were trying to find these vehicles when they were released and they now are still being found for pennies on the dollar. What this distills down to is that you can get two highly detailed full-size vehicles with cool action features and a lot of play value for less than the price of one "reduced scale" essentially hollowed out Class II vehicle available right now for $24.99 each with "nothing". Sad, sad, sad. Hasbro would have been better off holding onto this stock and then re-releasing it when the market demanded something good to buy (i.e. now).

Ambush On The Vulture’s Claw

  • Collectible: Ambush On The Vulture’s Claw
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Battle Packs
  • Review Sequence: #105
  • Original Publication Date: September 5, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 525th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Sponsor Announcement: Beyond Mortality - New Stuff Is Shipping!

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2014 at 11:22 AM EDT |

Here at Beyond Mortality Toys we're packing boxes and sending them out daily, filling YOUR orders! Wave 4 and Wave 5 are going out every day of the Black Series 3.75" and we've received word from our distributor that Wave 5 6" should be in at the end of the month! We're keeping our fingers crossed because we know from the e-mails we've gotten how excited everyone is for this awesome wave! (more....)

Review: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (Jedi Knight) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2014 at 12:55 AM EDT |

The first of many, many releases, Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (Jedi Knight) was the next generation of Obi-Wan Kenobi action figures in the basic figure line. 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.

Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (Jedi Knight)

The Cheapest You Will Ever Pay For The Hasbro MTT!

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2014 at 09:19 PM EDT |

You think you paid pennies on the dollar for your MTT? JTA reader Marcel E. has you all beat. Look at the crazy price he paid for it at his local Marshalls. It's amazing he still even found one!

StarWars.com has released a video interviewing Hasbro designers on how they made The Black Series 6" Deluxe Biker Scout & Speeder Bike. Check it out!

LEGO Stomps Right Over Mattel, Is Now The #1 Toy Maker

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2014 at 08:51 PM EDT |

It's official. LEGO is now the #1 toy company. They've just bypassed Mattel. (Mattel has followed the "cheap route" like Hasbro as well. Gee folks. It's not working!) While contrarians will defend every last move Hasbro makes, it's evident that by Hasbro alienating collectors and making second rate toys just isn't even close to being the answer even during a bad economy. LEGO is one of the few companies, from a Star Wars standpoint, that listens to its fans, makes a ton of collector-friendly Original Trilogy focused products, and doesn't let cost prevent them from making the things collectors want to see. We hope and pray that Hasbro will take cues from from the new leader and get back to basics as expediently as possible.


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