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Happy 40th Anniversary Star Wars: I Am So Thankful For You!

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2017 at 11:38 AM ET |

I have something to say about the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. (more....)

StarWars.com also has a fantastic article on how the new The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Darth Vader figure was made. Check it out! It's another worthy read.

StarWars.com has put together an interesting article claiming there are seven (7) thing you probably don't know about the Star Wars "Style A" original movie poster. It's a worthy read.

Today Marks The 40th Anniversary Of Episode IV

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2017 at 08:47 AM ET |

Happy 40th anniversary of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope! It all started here. Disney attempted to sweep its originality under the carpet with a paltry remake that most people don't even talk about anymore, but the fact remains that those who grew up with the original will always remember its purity, perfection and wonderment. Thanks you George Lucas for making one of the greatest films of our lifetime and showing us that you and/or your involvement are the only ways this story can be told.

Review: Stormtrooper - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2017 at 08:31 AM ET |

What better way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars than with a 40th anniversary Star Wars figure? Check out this symbol of the Empire, the Stormtrooper, 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

The Black Series [Phase III] is geared up to arrive this Friday at many retailers but you can see these sellers' auctions on eBay explaining that these will be available today. Check it out.

Today Marks The 34th Anniversary Of Episode VI

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2017 at 07:56 AM ET |

Happy 34th anniversary of Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi! It has the greatest cast of aliens than any other Star Wars film. It's also been the cop-out movie to dislike because Ewoks took on the Empire on Endor. For us that makes it the best. That's also the planet where Darth Vader's melted helmet should have stayed.

We've updated our The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Visual Guide with the repacked See-Threepio (C-3PO). Click below to have a look. You can also get a recap on this figure right here in our full review.

See-Threepio (C-3PO) - The Black Series [Star Wars 40] - 6 Inch Figures

Darth Revan Packaging Variation Discovered

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2017 at 09:05 PM ET |

As openers, we find packaging variations about as interesting as watching grass grow, but for those that are interested, here is a new one. Darth Revan is now arriving with his skirt tucked behind him. JTA reader Sam C. sends us the proof.

   

Found! TBS6 [SW40] Wave 2 Arrives To Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2017 at 08:56 PM ET |

Found! The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2 has been found at Toys R Us! JTA reader Jason A. sends us the proof! Hardcore front page fan site store reports trump social media reports any day.

   

Hasbro Sends Out 40th Anniversary Gift To Media Accounts

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2017 at 08:20 PM ET |

Hasbro via Litzky PR has sent out a gift to their media accounts commemorating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. We thank them for the generosity. Click the thumbnails below for larger images.

   

Remember that leaked list from GameStop (of which you saw ALL of them hinted almost a half year ago right here at JTA)? Well, we're hearing that the list has been "killed" for the moment and that no one is able to pre-order them anymore. If you find this to not be true, please provide proof of your new pre-orders. Thank you!

FlashBack Review: Chewbacca (Dejarik Champion) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2017 at 03:21 PM ET |

Chewbacca (Dejarik Champion)

  • Collectible: Chewbacca (Dejarik Champion)
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1784
  • Original Publication Date: April 11, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 1,644th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2000

Hurry! Amazon has Revan IN STOCK right now for $19.99! Thanks Colin for the alert!

UPDATE #1: GONE!

UPDATE #2: He's back!

UPDATE #3: Looks like they're GONE FOR GOOD!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2017 at 11:40 AM ET |

Click through for the latest from JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys! (more....)

Hurry! Protoype Boba Fett is IN STOCK! The links are Tusken Raider, Ponda Baba, Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) and Sandtrooper. As a reminder, you can see all of these figures now currently archived in our Research Droids Reviews.

UPDATE: Gone for the second time!

Check out the full cover story and portfolio from the Vanity Fair The Last Jedi issue!

Review: See-Threepio (C-3PO) - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2017 at 12:40 AM ET |

It's time for The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2 figures! Let's continue with See-Threepio (C-3PO) figure. He still isn't right. This figure 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.

See-Threepio (C-3PO)

Found! TBS6 Emperor's Royal Guard/Qui-Gon Jinn Wave In USA!

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2017 at 08:50 PM ET |

The latest wave of The Black Series [Phase III] figures have been found at a store in Austin TX. A member of 6" Black Series Collectors posted his report just a bit earlier. Check it out!

UPDATE: We originally posted TARGET, but this wasn't the case. Our mistake.

FlashBack Review: Coruscant Guard - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2017 at 07:11 PM ET |

Coruscant Guard

  • Collectible: Coruscant Guard
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1884
  • Original Publication Date: July 20, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 2,246th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2000

The other all-new figure to show up in Wave 2 of the Vintage-styled The Black Series [Star Wars 40] line is the Death Squad Commander. Click below to check out the full Visual Guide, and make sure to read our opinion on this figure (and his lack of gray uniform) in our full review.

Death Squad Commander - The Black Series [Star Wars 40] - 6 Inch Figures

The 40 Greatest Star Wars Moments According To TIME

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2017 at 05:25 PM ET |

TIME ranks the 40 greatest Star Wars moments. Will you agree?

Review: Death Squad Commander - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

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

It's time for The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2 figures! Let's continue with the Death Squad Commander figure. He still isn't right. This figure 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.

Death Squad Commander

He Has A Face Only A Mother Could Love

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2017 at 09:34 AM ET |

I don't know what else to say other than click on the picture below. Special thanks to JTA reader Wayne D. for the image.

This article is part of a special StarWars.com series in honor of Star Wars‘ 40th anniversary on May 25. With Star Wars celebrating its 40th anniversary this week, fans all over the world have been reflecting on how this incredible space saga has impacted their lives. And for many fans, one of the biggest impacts came from the toys. The original toy line from Kenner, which hit in 1978, was massively influential, changing the way figures from any fiction would be produced. Today, Hasbro continues the tradition with an ever-expanding line from that galaxy far, far away. (more....)

More 40th Anniversary Stuff You Likely Won't Want

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2017 at 09:23 AM ET |

I try not to be critical. I REALLY do. But Yahoo! reveals some lackluster products for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars from the Disney Store. Oh, and JTA revealed about half of this months ago FYI.

Four Vanity Fair Covers Revealed For The Last Jedi

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2017 at 09:11 AM ET |

Vanity Fair has revealed via their Twitter feed four covers for The Last Jedi, continuing their tradition of exclusive Star Wars covers by photographer Annie Leibovitz. Click below to check out the covers in more detail...

      

The Philly Sinister Six Bounty Hunters Star Wars collecting group met last night and as usual it was a blast! And we're growing! If you're in the Philly/South Jersey area, you should definitely come hang out next time. The official Facebook page can be found HERE. Hey, what's up with my eyes? It looks like Hasbro painted them on me. By the way, it was great meeting new and old readers of JTA there! I am so honored you check us out!

Something Of Interest Perhaps? Pre-orders Are Fun!

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2017 at 08:12 AM ET |

June 1st seems just as good of a day for a next wave of The Black Series [Phase III] figures to go on sale as any other day, doesn't it? Why not? It sounds just fine to us!

HASBRO OPENS TICKET SALES FOR FIRST-EVER HASCON FANMILY™ EVENT
Three Day Convention Will Include Panels, Larger-than-Life Brand Experiences, Games Events, Auditions for Hasbro TV Commercials and Shows, Meet & Greets and Appearances from Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Stan Lee, Dude Perfect and top MY LITTLE PONY and TRANSFORMERS Talent. (more....)

Visual Guide Update - Jawa - The Black Series [SW40]

Posted by Chuck | May 22, 2017 at 06:47 PM ET |

The 40th Anniversary 6 Inch line gets an all-new figure. Check out our Visual Guide for the Jawa by clicking below. This was also today's featured review, so give it a read to find out all you need to know about this figure.

Jawa - The Black Series [Star Wars 40] - 6 Inch Figures

FlashBack Review: Darth Vader (Dagobah) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2017 at 05:57 PM ET |

Darth Vader (Dagobah)

  • Collectible: Darth Vader (Dagobah)
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1757
  • Original Publication Date: March 15, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 1,101st most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2000

You can get an instant The Black Series [Phase I] collection of 63 figures with a very low active bid. The eBay seller warns of Bubblegate in so many words, but most people should just consider these are loose figures to prevent any disappointment.

UPDATE: Hurry! Prototype Boba Fett IN STOCK At Walmart.com!

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2017 at 05:05 PM ET |

Hurry! Protoype Boba Fett is IN STOCK! The links are Tusken Raider, Ponda Baba, Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) and Sandtrooper. As a reminder, you can see all of these figures now currently archived in our Research Droids Reviews.

UPDATE: Gone!

JTA reader Frank R. sends us proof of a super-rare variation of the TARGET exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Imperial AT-ACT Driver. Click the image below to see it!

UPDATE: TBS6 SW40] Wave 2 IN STOCK For $19.99 Each!

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2017 at 01:55 PM ET |

Hurry! The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2 are all in stock for $19.99 each!!

UPDATE: Gone in three minutes!

Review: Jawa - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2017 at 09:37 AM ET |

It's time for The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2 figures! Let's continue with the Jawa figure 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.

Jawa

Unprecedented Interview With Tonnika Sister Angela Staines

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2017 at 08:03 AM ET |

Victoria's Cantina has set a precedent: a podcast interview with the elusive and unforgettable Angela Staines, the woman who played a "Tonnika Sister." Find out why she may or may not be Brea Tonnika. Find out why she may or may not be Senni Tonnika. Or find out why she may not be either. Also, discover the truth behind why we don't have a Hasbro Star Wars action figure of her yet. It's one of the greatest interviews in fandom if you ask us. The YouTube video version can be found HERE too.

Visual Guide Update - Sand People - The Black Series [SW40]

Posted by Chuck | May 21, 2017 at 08:58 PM ET |

Check out our Visual Guide for the 40th Anniversary 6 Inch Sand People figure from Wave 2 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] line. Click below for a complete look. Make sure to also read our review for this figure right here.

Sand People - The Black Series [Star Wars 40] - 6 Inch Figures

Instant The Vintage Collection With Less Than 24 Hours To Go!

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2017 at 07:36 PM ET |

For those of you that missed out on the best collecting era of all time (hint: it WASN'T now), you can get an instant The Vintage Collection in one fell swoop including variants with this eBay auction. As of this posting the original auction ends in less than 24 hours. Dang! Look at that price! Special thanks to JTA reader Cameron M. for drawing our attention to it.


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