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Hot Collectibles In Stock At Robotkingdom.com!

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2015 at 11:34 AM EDT |

JTA reader Jean C. alerts us to some cool finds on retailer Robotkingdom.com. They have the TVC Landspeeder in stock for $24.99 and also have the SDCC exclusive TBS6 Boba Fett (and Han Solo in Carbonite) as well. Click through for more. Note: This is a foreign retailer so shipping rates will vary greatly depending upon where you live.

The Enloe Trials: Catastrophe - Photonovel

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2015 at 11:28 AM EDT |

It's time for a new adventure in the story of Rykrof Enloe... read through, and please be sure to let our friends at Yakface.com know your thoughts!

New LC2 Stock Arriving At Calendars' Go! Toys and Games Stores

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2015 at 11:07 AM EDT |

If you missed out on initial store arrivals, or that surprising calendars.com online case availability, the good news is that stores are still getting new cases to replenish sold out store stock. We won't presume to know the level of rarity these figures are, but if you want them you may want to act now before they are gone forever. Special thanks to Matt V. for the news and images.

  

Also of note, Toys R Us stores are now getting the Hera Syndulla/Stormtrooper Commander wave of Mission Series figures in stock for $9.99 each too. We have a report from Sjefke in MD and I also saw them in NJ yesterday and today.

More Toys R Us TBS 3.75" Wave 7: New England Gets Them!

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2015 at 10:54 AM EDT |

We are getting more and more The Black Series 3.75" wave 7 Toys R Us reports. This time our report is from the New England area. Keep in mind that this is the only retailer where, for now, you can purchase these figures for $9.99 each. Special thank to Darth Janus for the news and image.

Happy 35th Anniversary To The Empire Strikes Back!

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2015 at 09:32 AM EDT |

Dang it! We are a day late and a dollar short, but Happy 35th Anniversary to The Empire Strikes Back! (Hey, at least we didn't acknowledge Attack Of The Clones' anniversary.)

Review: Clone Trooper Sergeant - LC [2] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2015 at 01:25 AM EDT |

The biggest surprise of 2015 is the release of what we all thought was a cancelled Star Wars basic figure line. We will be looking at the figures from the Legacy Collection [2] line. It's time for Clone Trooper Sergeant, a nice update to previous versions. See the way he was originally meant to arrive 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.

Clone Trooper Sergeant

FlashBack Review: Princess Leia - OTC - OTC #18

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2015 at 03:33 PM EDT |

Princess Leia

  • Collectible: Princess Leia (OTC #18)
  • Collection: The Original Trilogy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1335
  • Original Publication Date: January 17, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,502nd most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2004

This is somewhat surprising! JTA reader mintoncard sends us proof that The Black Series 6" Emperor Palpatine wave has been found at TARGET! Keep those eyes open and send us your reports too!

Review: Pablo-Jill - LC [2] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2015 at 12:05 AM EDT |

The biggest surprise of 2015 is the release of what we all thought was a cancelled Star Wars basic figure line. We will be looking at the figures from the Legacy Collection [2] line. Check out Pablo-Jill, ithe greatest figure of 2013, in the way he was meant to arrive 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.

Pablo-Jill

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | May 20, 2015 at 10:17 PM EDT |

Get the latest pre-order and new arrival information from JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store in this week's newsletter.

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Big Bad Toy Store

Sly Moore (Coruscant Senate)

  • Collectible: Sly Moore (Coruscant Senate) ('05 #3)
  • Collection: [Post] The Original Trilogy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1328
  • Original Publication Date: January 10, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,495th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

While we continue to look at the Legacy Collection [2] figure by figure, our friends at Yakface.com have added a complete look of this ultra cool set of figures including comparison shots to the Amazon.com exclusive Droid Factory figures. See more by clicking through!

Right now, we are giving THREE (3) of our highly sought-after Star Wars Celebration Anaheim posters away to the first three readers that share THIS LINK (right click, copy and paste): on 10 Star Wars related collector pages on any social media outlet and forums in which you are a member. Your post should read "Get this beautiful vintage Kenner tribute poster at JTA right now!" with the link next to or underneath of it. Send proof of your ten (10) posts to paul@jeditemplearchives.com. The first three (3) emails received with complete documentation will receive this poster. So hurry. It starts NOW!

Review: R2-D2 - LC [2] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2015 at 01:10 AM EDT |

The biggest surprise of 2015 is the release of what we all thought was a cancelled Star Wars basic figure line. We will be looking at the figures from the Legacy Collection [2] line. Let's continue with R2-D2 which left a little to be desired in 2013. This astromech droid is 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.

R2-D2

JTA sponsor NJ Toys & Collectibles has put the very hot Han Solo (Carbonite), Jawas two-pack and Mosep Bineed on single pre-order once again! Remember that if you purchase three or more figures in any of the 3.75-Inch Black Series Wave 7 and/or 8 lineup you will receive FREE SHIPPING! Simply enter coupon code JTABSW78. This code is ONLY GOOD until May 25th.

TBS [P2] Wave 7 Stormtrooper (#08) IS NOT A Straight Repack!

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2015 at 07:48 PM EDT |

Well blow me down! To my shock, I just learned that 2015's The Black Series [Phase II] Stormtrooper is NOT a straight repack of 2013's The Black Series [Phase I] Stormtrooper (#13) figure. Besides a much better and cleaner paint job, Hasbro has also added some missing paint operations on the abdomen area (and one or two other spots as well). But the biggest change? Hasbro took the 2004 VOTC Stormtrooper portrait, slightly tooled the way it attaches to the ball-socket joint and has given this figure an all-new head sculpt. It looks SO MUCH better than the Sandtrooper head sculpt, so this was a major plus. The only remaining disappointment now is the slot in the back for a survival backpack. Why must Hasbro do these upgrades so incrementally? We think that this is now the best Stormtrooper money can buy. We will be placing orders for many more! The review to this figure will be coming shortly to our RDRs, but I thought you would like to know about this potential quantity-ordering altering news. Oh, and they changed his number from #15 to #08 to make the sequence (right now) gap free thanks to the cancelled indefinitely postponed Princess Leia Organa (Yavin Ceremony) figure.

UPDATE: Legacy Collection [2] Set Is Back In Stock!

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2015 at 06:05 PM EDT |

Wow! Calendar Holdings has put up the ENTIRE wave of Legacy Collection [2] on their website. Use shopping code FREE15 OFFERS30 for free shipping (and 20% off) too! Special thanks to JTA reader Dan D. for the heads up! We have NO IDEA how long these will last!

UPDATE 1: This set is going in and out of stock. Use OFFERS30 to get 20% off and FREE shipping too. Special thanks to all of our readers who let us know this awesome tidbit!

UPDATE 2: Our friends at Yakface.com have new details surrounding the cases of Legacy Collection [2].

UPDATE 3: It's back IN STOCK! Hurry!

UPDATE 4: These are now gone. Bookmark this link. We don't have plans to post this anymore.

FlashBack Review: Wedge Antilles - OTC - Internet Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2015 at 05:36 PM EDT |

Wedge Antilles

  • Collectible: Wedge Antilles
  • Collection: The Original Trilogy Collection
  • Category: Exclusive Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1350
  • Original Publication Date: February 1, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,726th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Happy Anniversaries To Episode I and Episode III!

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2015 at 01:40 PM EDT |

Today marks two important dates for the Prequel Trilogy! Happy 10th anniversary to the North American release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith as well as the 16th anniversary to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace today! It's hard to believe that much time has passed us all by. Share your thoughts with us about these two films in our comments. Just don't talk about Attack Of The Clones, PLEASE! (Just kidding. Or am I?)

    

Yours truly has found the complete wave 7 of The Black Series 3.75" line at Toys R Us right outside Princeton, NJ. They rang up for a glorious $9.99 each (for now)! Let us know of your store reports too. For those of you who don't have a Toys R Us near you, our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that this same wave is showing up at TARGET.

Legacy Collection [2] COMPLETE WAVE Available Online!

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2015 at 09:35 AM EDT |

Wow! Calendar Holdings has put up the ENTIRE wave of Legacy Collection [2] on their website. Use shopping code FREE15 for free shipping too! Special thanks to JTA reader Dan D. for the heads up! We have NO IDEA how long these will last!

UPDATE 1: This set is going in and out of stock. Use OFFERS30 to get 20% off and FREE shipping too. Special thanks to all of our readers who let us know this awesome tidbit!

UPDATE 2: Our friends at Yakface.com have new details surrounding the cases of Legacy Collection [2].

Legacy Collection [2] Crash Course: What You Need To Know

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2015 at 08:17 AM EDT |

Apparently there are questions with some collectors not in the “know” about what differences exist between the Amazon.com Droid Factory exclusive and the Legacy Collection [2] basic figures being found currently at Go! Games & Toys. We have outlined what you should know in an easy and quick article. Click through for more information and comparison pictures..

Legacy Collection [2]

Review: Anakin Skywalker - LC [2] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2015 at 12:20 AM EDT |

The biggest surprise of 2015 is the release of what we all thought was a cancelled Star Wars basic figure line. We will be looking at as many figures from the Legacy Collection [2] line as possible. Let's continue with Anakin Skywalker. He is 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.

Anakin Skywalker

FlashBack Review: Gamorrean Guard - OTC - #30

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2015 at 07:06 PM EDT |

Gamorrean Guard

  • Collectible: Gamorrean Guard (#30)
  • Collection: The Original Trilogy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1356
  • Original Publication Date: February 7, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,454th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2004

Review: Padme Amidala - LC [2] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2015 at 12:40 AM EDT |

The biggest surprise of 2015 is the release of what we all thought was a cancelled Star Wars basic figure line. We will be looking at as many figures from the Legacy Collection [2] line as possible. Let's start off with Padmé Amidala. She is 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.

Padmé Amidala

FlashBack Review: Yarua (Coruscant Senate) - [P] OTC - '05 #2

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2015 at 06:19 PM EDT |

Yarua (Coruscant Senate)

  • Collectible: Yarua (Coruscant Senate) (’05 #2)
  • Collection: [Post] The Original Trilogy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figure
  • Review Sequence: #1327
  • Original Publication Date: January 9, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1, 663rd most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Review: EV-9D9 - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2015 at 12:33 AM EDT |

Most collectors were excited by the release of EV-9D9 in The Power Of The Force line. But now we need an update. See how the 1997 figure holds up 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.

EV-9D9

FAO Schwarz Closes NYC Location

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2015 at 11:40 PM EDT |

Sadly, FAO Schwarz is closing its NY City location. People.com has the full story.

Found! Would you believe that wave 7 of The Black Series 3.75" line have been found in the USA already, but so far not Big Box. JTA reader Rozwell has found them at Value Village (Value Drugs) in Brewster NY. Yeah, we have never heard of this retail chain before either. But click through as we have provided you a list of all of your locations. Let us know of your own store reports too!

A Quick Look At The Figures That Make Up Legacy Collection [2]

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2015 at 09:22 PM EDT |

We have added a few if the figures to our RDRs index from the Legacy Collection [2] non-Amazon exclusives wave. Check out the cool cardbacks and revisit our thoughts about these figures.

     
     

501st Stormtrooper

  • Collectible: 501st Stormtrooper
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #1289
  • Original Publication Date: December 2, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,290th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Review: Emperor Palpatine - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2015 at 08:17 AM EDT |

Some collectors feel that 1997's POTF2 [G/FF] Emperor Palpatine figure is still the best modern replacement to the 1984 vintage Kenner figure. Do you agree? Let us know 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.

Emperor Palpatine

FlashBack Review: Betrayal On Felucia - TAC - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 15, 2015 at 03:07 PM EDT |

Betrayal On Felucia

  • Collectible: Betrayal On Felucia
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Battle Packs (TARGET Exclusive)
  • Review Sequence: #707
  • Original Publication Date: April 30, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 357th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

We don't care for Lando Calrissian (As Skiff Guard) that much. See why in 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.

Lando Calrissian (As Skiff Guard)

Well. Perhaps the strangest Star Wars collecting anomaly has come to the surface. Our friends at Rebelscum.com have broken what we may consider the biggest collecting news of the year (well, maybe until The Force Awakens comes out). It took us a few days to digest it as well, but Legacy Collection [2] Droid Factory production figures have been found at retail in the USA. There is a corporation called Calendar Holdings which possess mall stores entitled Go! Games & Toys. They're quite rare across the country, but if you utilize their Store Locator, you might find one near you. Aside from a few rare sets of production samples, it was believed up to this point that none of these card backs and figures went into production. Keep in mind that these are NOT the Amazon.com exclusive figures. These are the real deal that were meant to be the basic figure line of 2013 before it was cancelled. (Click through for more details and images....)

Shadow Stormtrooper

  • Collectible: Shadow Stormtrooper
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: StarWarsShop.com Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #1302
  • Original Publication Date: December 15, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 961st most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

She has an all new likeness. But how good is it? Princess Leia Organa [All New Likeness] was a very satisfying release in 1998. See how she holds up now 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.

Princess Leia Organa [All New Likeness]

FlashBack Review: Attack On Kashyyyk - TAC - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 13, 2015 at 05:38 PM EDT |

Attack On Kashyyyk

  • Collectible: Attack On Kashyyyk
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Battle Packs (TARGET Exclusive)
  • Review Sequence: #350
  • Original Publication Date: May 8, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 708th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Now through June 1, 2015 use coupon code SagaDeals at checkout to receive one free 3.75-Inch Saga Legends Action Figure when you buy 3 at NJ Toys and Collectibles! Simply add four figures to your cart!! Now is your chance to own all those Saga Legends action figures you were looking for!!  No exceptions. If it's in stock, it's part of the deal so get yours today! Coupon code cannot be combined with any other offer.


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