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The Black Series 6-inch Wave 5 Found At Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | October 31, 2014 at 07:46 PM EDT |

Wow. JTA reader mintoncard writes in to let us know that he found The Black Series 6" wave 5 at Toys R Us. We believe this is one of the first, if not the first, store reports of this.

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While out and about today, I stopped into my local (Fresno, CA) Toys-R-Us and was surprised to see the Star Wars Black Series 6” Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Jedi Luke & Sandtrooper on the pegs. I hadn’t heard any store reports of these figures except for Walgreens so far, so I thought I would send in my report.

- mintoncard

Review: Blackhole Stormtrooper - Premium Format - Sideshow Exclusive

Posted by Paul | October 31, 2014 at 05:49 PM EDT |

Check out the Blackhole Stormtrooper Premium Format Figure! It's gorgeous! It's the subject 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.

Blackhole Stormtrooper

Happy Halloween!

Posted by Paul | October 31, 2014 at 05:45 PM EDT |

Happy Halloween to all JTA readers. As always, you guys are our most favorite readers of all. Post your Halloween pictures in the comments if you want to post them. We would love to see how you decked out the younglings this year!

Star Wars Rebels Mission Series Available and Shipping On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | October 31, 2014 at 11:34 AM EDT |

Two of the Star Wars Rebels Mission Series sets that were previously listed as not shipping until late November are now listed as IN STOCK on Amazon. This moves up their ship-date by 3 weeks. Hopefully this means we will see the basic figures landing soon too! Both the R2-D2/C-3PO and Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios/Stormtrooper are now available for $10.99 each (and qualify for free shipping). Many of the basic figures are finally showing up in searches too, but from 3rd party vendors at inflated prices.

  

The Black Series 6 Inch Luke Skywalker Price Drop on Amazon

Posted by Chuck | October 31, 2014 at 11:22 AM EDT |

The Black Series six inch Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) is now down to $22.99 on Amazon.com to go along with the six inch Chewbacca. Both are listed in-stock and free (eligible) shipping. Also, the Stormtrooper has become a regular at $17.99 if you are looking for this one at a below-retail price!

  

FlashBack Review: C-3PO (With Battle Droid Head) - TSC - SAGA 017

Posted by Paul | October 30, 2014 at 06:46 PM EDT |

C-3PO (With Battle Droid Head)

  • Collectible: C-3PO (With Battle Droid Head) (SAGA 017)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #702
  • Original Publication Date: April 25, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,138th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Review: Star Wars: Rebels - Episode 4: Rise of the Old Masters

Posted by Chuck | October 30, 2014 at 03:13 PM EDT |

This week's Star Wars Rebels review is now live! Click through as JTA contributor Mike Taber breaks down Episdoe 4: Rise of the Old Masters.

Sideshow Collectibles has opened up the pre-order for Luke Skywalker: Red Five X-wing Pilot. Click through for all the details!

Review: Stormtrooper Commander - Premium Format - Store Exclusive

Posted by Paul | October 30, 2014 at 12:25 AM EDT |

We're switching category gears for a little bit. Let us now look at the Sideshow Collectibles Store Exclusive Stormtrooper Commander Premium Format Figure. It's more than just a repaint. See why this is so 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.

Stormtrooper Commander

First Mark Hamill Guest Stars, Now Darth Vader [Costume] Cameos

Posted by Paul | October 29, 2014 at 09:11 PM EDT |

Did anyone watch Criminal Minds tonight? If you did, hopefully you didn't miss Hotchner surprising his son with a Darth Vader costume the night before Halloween! This is NOT the show's first Star Wars reference. Click the thumbnail below for a complete image.

It Was The Best Of Times, Is It Now The Worst Of Times?

Posted by Paul | October 29, 2014 at 07:23 PM EDT |

I received my Toys R Us The Great Big Christmas Book in the mail yesterday. As I thumbed through it, I couldn't help but notice that Star Wars was represented by one piddly page that showcases nothing but Star Wars Command and some role play items. Not even their exclusives are represented. Sad, sad, sad.....

Sideshow Collectibles Opens Pre-order For Hot Toys Stormtroopers

Posted by Chuck | October 29, 2014 at 06:13 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has the recently announced Hot Toys Stormtroopers set up for pre-order. Click here for all of the details!

J.J. Abrams

Special Report: Action Figures In Action - Issue #7

Posted by Chuck | October 29, 2014 at 03:17 PM EDT |

Check out the latest edition of Action Figures In Action! We have a slightly pared down version this month due to Calum's busy schedule (no new JTA exclusives this month), but you will still enjoy nine of his images featured on his Instagram channel. Click through to check out October's edition of spectacular photos featuring action figures... in action! Don't forget to leave your comments and thoughts on these in our comments section! Make sure to posts requests for future Action Figures In Action photos! As always, stop by Calum's Instagram page to see more of his work (but you will only find it in high resolution right here at JTA).

Also, make sure you check out past editions of our feature, now on our 7th issue! To-date we have featured 74 beautiful images, including 12 JTA exclusives and 6 Concept to Creation storyboards!

Star Wars: Tarkin Releases November 4th

Posted by Chuck | October 29, 2014 at 03:05 PM EDT |

Just a reminder, Star Wars: Tarkin goes on sale November 4th! Make sure you pre-order your copy of the second official canon novel! Click here for more information, including an excerpt from the upcoming novel.

 

FlashBack Review: Bossk - Life-Size Bust

Posted by Paul | October 29, 2014 at 02:58 PM EDT |

Bossk

  • Collectible: Bossk
  • Collection: Sideshow Collectibles
  • Category: Life-Size Busts
  • Review Sequence: #694
  • Original Publication Date: April 17, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 720th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Hot Toys Announces 1/6th Scale Episode IV Stormtroopers!

Posted by Chuck | October 29, 2014 at 09:36 AM EDT |

Hot Toys makes their official announcement for the Movie Masterpiece Series 1/6 scale Stormtroopers! Click through for all of the details and full gallery! Both an individual Stormtrooper and a Stormtrooper set are available.

Review: Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) - TBS [P2] - Walgreens Exclusive

Posted by Paul | October 29, 2014 at 12:10 AM EDT |

Local JTA reader and collector friend Jesse A. has graciously donated a Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) Walgreens exclusive to us so that we can add it into our Research Droids Reviews today. We thank him profusely, because it likely would have been after Christmas before we found ours. 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.

Boba Fett (Prototype Armor)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | October 28, 2014 at 07:39 PM EDT |

Big Bad Toy Store has posted their latest newsletter. Stop by and check out their new pre-orders and new arrivals. Also, their two current sales are still going on. Make sure to check them out:

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

Big Bad Toy Store

FlashBack Review: Major Bren Derlin - TSC - SAGA 008

Posted by Paul | October 28, 2014 at 05:55 PM EDT |

Major Bren Derlin

  • Collectible: Major Bren Derlin (SAGA 008)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #670
  • Original Publication Date: March 24, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 720th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

The Black Series 6-inch Darth Vader: Does He Meet Your Expectations?

Posted by Paul | October 28, 2014 at 11:16 AM EDT |

Wow! Our Research Droids Review on The Black Series 6" Darth Vader is really creating a buzz on our Facebook page and in our comments. Our readers are almost split down the middle on this figure. Some say it's terrible and others love it. We're actually in the middle. But one comment made us snort from Facebook follower Shane P. He wrote "[he] looks like a ken doll on Halloween." Obviously Darth Vader needs some fine tuning. I think it's a decent jumping off point, but things need to be corrected before I fall for it hook, line and sinker! Feel free to continue the discussion here.

          

Review: Darth Vader - TBS [P2] - Six Inch Figure (#02)

Posted by Paul | October 28, 2014 at 12:40 AM EDT |

We aren't digging The Black Series 6" Darth Vader figure. It has potential, but it has a long way to go. See what we think might have been a better way to approach 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 Vader

JTA reader Gary H., also a TARGET employee provides our readers with a little more insight on the Imperial Shadow Squadron TARGET exclusive TBS6 set. (Hopefully you have your set by now. It's really, really nice!) Click through for more!

Still No Official Word From Hasbro Yet On Rebelsgate

Posted by Paul | October 27, 2014 at 08:44 PM EDT |

As you've probably heard by now, Rebels figures are hitting the UK, most notably at Disney chains. JTA reader Chris from the UK sends us a snapshot of one of the "Mission Series" card backs. Check it out, it actually looks pretty cool. I guess we all still have to hang tight until Hasbro resolve Rebelsgate. Yes, you heard that right: Rebelsgate. I'm coining it right now. No explanation, no nothing. Anyway, click through for more!

Q and A of the Day: Day 75

Posted by Paul | October 27, 2014 at 08:37 PM 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 75. Topic: The Black Series 6" wave 5: where are they?

   

Making The Bestila Shan Possible....

Posted by Paul | October 27, 2014 at 08:28 PM EDT |

Someone just isn't satisfied with the TVC or TBS Bastila Shan figure. Our ever restless Sjefke is now on a mission to make himself the most definitive Bastila Shan figure possible. More coming soon!

One awesome aspect of running a Star Wars fan site is helping direct your audience to some great published reference books, especially ones that you have been part of making. JTA reader JediRebel71 not only now owns The Ultimate Action Figure Collection by Steve Sansweet, he also has the same pajama bottoms as yours truly too! That bookplate is on the way Tom! (If for some reason you still aren't aware, JTA participated in the making of this book. We highly suggest that you check it out!) Click through for more.

The New Big Millennium Falcon Hits Walmart!

Posted by Paul | October 27, 2014 at 07:41 PM EDT |

JTA moderator flamingtoilet alerts us that the Titan Millennium Falcon Walmart excluisve has begun hitting brick and mortar locations. Click through for his report.

UPDATE: This House Is Clean! Star Wars Hasbro Items For Sale Phase I

Posted by Paul | October 27, 2014 at 05:43 PM EDT |

For those of you who I have worked out deals with in the This House Is Clean sale (phase I), I am happy to inform you that the first batch of stuff will be going out this week. I will admit that I probably should have waited to start this project until this week as I have been traveling and had other big interruptions that made it hard to get back to everyone. If you have emailed me and you haven't received a response yet, you WILL get an answer this week. Thank you for your patience. I will be in touch soon. Thank you again!

FlashBack Review: Kitik Keed'kak - TSC - SAGA 071

Posted by Paul | October 27, 2014 at 03:16 PM EDT |

Kitik Keed'kak

  • Collectible: Kitik Keed'kak (SAGA 071)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #607
  • Original Publication Date: January 20, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 907th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Review: Luke Skywalker - TBS [P2] - Six Inch Figure (#03)

Posted by Paul | October 27, 2014 at 12:20 AM EDT |

We're continuing with The Black Series [Phase II] 6" line. Let's move forward by looking at Luke Skywalker in his "Death Star II/Endor Capture" outfit. To our surprise, this is our favorite figure from wave 5. See why he shines above the rest in 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.

Luke Skywalker

Of course TARGET is running a sale promotion while there are absolutely NO FIGURES on the shelves. Oh, and that shampoo bottle multipack? It's piling up like Mount Everest. Click through to see what is on sale at TARGET from now until Novemeber 1st and see if anything is worth your while! There are also some of their items which will remain on promo until November 22nd.

R4-K5 (Darth Vader's Astromech Droid)

  • Collectible: R4-K5 (Darth Vader's Astromech Droid) (SAGA 066)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #688
  • Original Publication Date: April 11, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 568th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Review: Sandtrooper - TBS [P2] - Six Inch Figures (#01)

Posted by Paul | October 26, 2014 at 12:35 AM EDT |

We're back to The Black Series [Phase II] 6" line. Let's finish up by continuing with the Sandtrooper which just so happens to be figure #01 in the new assortment. It's the focus of attention 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.

Sandtrooper

Help JTA Fill Our Vintage Visual Guide Full Of Carded Samples!

Posted by Chuck | October 25, 2014 at 05:34 PM EDT |

Eagle-eyed viewers of our Vintage Visual Guide may have noticed many of our Vintage guides have been updated and converted to our new format, including dozens of carded samples added. Now we could use your help! We want to put together the most comprehensive guide for collectors by adding as many carded samples as we can! Click through to see how you can help!

Hunting For That Target Exclusive Imperial Shadow Squadron?

Posted by Chuck | October 25, 2014 at 04:29 PM EDT |

Still looking for The Black Series Target exclusive Imperial Shadow Squadron? Keep checking Target and make sure to use DPCI# 087-06-1202 to look it up. We are still getting reports of folks finding this in stock and retrieved from the back. Thanks JTA reader "J" for letting us know he found his set today this exact way!

FlashBack Review: Boba Fett - TSC - SAGA 006

Posted by Paul | October 25, 2014 at 02:20 PM EDT |

Boba Fett

  • Collectible: Boba Fett (SAGA 006)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #600
  • Original Publication Date: January 13, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,017th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Review: Zuckuss - Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures

Posted by Paul | October 25, 2014 at 01:30 AM EDT |

We're going to finish up wave 5 of The Black Series 6" line beginning tomorrow, but let's look at one more collectible from the Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures line. It's time for Zuckuss.... or do you know him better as 4-LOM? 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.

Zuckuss

It Looks Like It Is Hit Or Miss No Matter Where You Go

Posted by Paul | October 24, 2014 at 03:58 PM EDT |

I traveled over five (5) hours on a Star Wars related business trip to BanthaSkull.com territory outside of Boston Massachusetts. And would you believe I STILL couldn't find any stinking figures?

Review: Star Wars: Rebels - Episode 3: Fighter Flight

Posted by Chuck | October 24, 2014 at 03:06 PM EDT |

It's time for this week's Star Wars Rebels review. JTA contributor Mike Taber breaks down Episode 3: Fighter Flight!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Chuck | October 24, 2014 at 01:10 PM EDT |

Star Wars Wave 6 Black series Free shipping for 3 & 4 packs. SPEND $40 ON IN STOCK FUNKO POP! VINYL OR ReACTION FIGURES & GET FREE US SHIPPING. Only in stock POP! or ReAction items in your cart can qualify.

Check out all that's in stock this week, and available for pre-order at Dorksidetoys.comJoin us on our Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr & Facebook pages for regular toy news and new stock, sale and pre-order alerts, movie news, trailers and more. Checkout our massive POP vinyl deal, but be quick, ends Sunday.


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