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FlashBack Review: Concept Snowtrooper - TAC - 30 42

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2017 at 03:31 PM ET |

Concept Snowtrooper (Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series) (30 42)

  • Collectible: Concept Snowtrooper (Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series) (30 42)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #396
  • Original Publication Date: June 23, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 395th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

The Black Series Titanium Figures IN STOCK At ToysRUs.com!

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2017 at 12:04 PM ET |

In other news, the crappy the 40th anniversary Titanium The Black Series 3.75" figures are IN STOCK at ToysRUs.com. These commemorative figures are sure to become a focal point in Star Wars collectors' collection. (Folks, The Vintage Collection is back – I have little to be angry about any more....) Special thanks to UltraSevenTexas for the alert!

HURRY! The TBS6 [SW40] Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) is back in stock at Walmart.com!

UPDATE: And gone in less than 10 MINUTES!

It Could Get Expensive This Summer!

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2017 at 07:49 AM ET |

I know that Mark Hamill who plays Luke Skywalker charges an awful lot for his photo/autograph, but so does Daisy Ridley who plays Rey. It would be cool to meet them in cosplay: his Jedi robes and her Resistance base outfit in person respectively. If they appeared together at San Diego Comic Con that would cost you a hefty amount of money all at once. I mean, don't think I am trying to start any rumor about them appearing together at a convention. Thank goodness there are likely to be opportunities to see them separately down the road for different events. So in essence the option exists to see them paired together or individually at some point around the same time. It's six of one, half dozen to the other.

Robot Kingdom Updates Walmart Exclusive Ponda Baba Wave Images

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2017 at 06:35 AM ET |

The Ponda Baba wave is ready to ship for May 1st from Robot Kingdom. You can check out updated images on their site as well. Check it out. Special thanks to JTA reader Jason S. for the alert! (Thank goodness Ponda Baba comes with all of his accessories!)

Review: Royal Guard - TSC - Greatest Battles (5 of 14)

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2017 at 12:45 AM ET |

It's time to look at some figures from The Episode III Greatest Battles Collection. Let's continue with the Royal Guard (5 of 14). He'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..

Royal Guard

Why We Need Disney To Repaint The New "4-LOM" To Be 4-LOM

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2017 at 07:51 PM ET |

The 2007 TAC 4-LOM (30 41) figure has ALWAYS bothered me. He always looked too chunky for my tastes. I was disappointed when he was reissued without any tweaking in The Vintage Collection three years later. But as soon as I had the Disney Droid Factory "4-LOM" Build A Droid figure in my hands, I knew Disney got it right. Good friend Josh M. knew this too and repainted one of these Disney Droid Factory sculpts in the same color scheme of 4-LOM. See for yourself how much improved and screen accurate the character looks utilizing this sculpt. Josh, I need this!Please tell me how much!

The Vintage Collection Found At Walmart

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2017 at 07:46 PM ET |

JTA reader Jamal K. eagerly sends in a report to us with proof he has found a The Vintage Collection figure at his local Walmart!

TBS6 Legacy Pack On TRU's eBay Store With FREE SHIPPING

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2017 at 07:24 PM ET |

The Legacy Pack in IN STOCK on Toys R Us' eBay store for $39.99 with FREE SHIPPING! Get it while you can. Special thanks to Victoria's Cantina for the notification!

Upcoming Novels For 2017

Posted by Chuck | April 27, 2017 at 05:02 PM ET |

Check out what books are coming for the second half of 2017 in this roundup report. You can check out the Amazon listings for each book by clicking the cover images below. We've also added some additional titles below not covered in the roundup.

            

        

FlashBack Review: Kashyyyk Trooper - TAC - 08 04

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2017 at 03:42 PM ET |

Kashyyyk Trooper

  • Collectible: Kashyyyk Trooper (08 04)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #225
  • Original Publication Date: January 3, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 133rd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO) IN STOCK On Disney App

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2017 at 10:08 AM ET |

JTA reader Roronicus alerts us to the news that the Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO) Disney Park Droid Factory two-pack is available on the Disney App now. Also, many of the SW Elite Series marked down to ten bucks plus 40% off with the code BONUS40 and free shipping on orders over $50 with the code SHIP50. If you need some prompting to purchase the Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO) set, be sure to check out our glowing review on it HERE.

Review: Count Dooku - TSC - Greatest Battles (4 of 14)

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

It's time to look at some figures from The Episode III Greatest Battles Collection. Let's continue with Count Dooku (4 of 14). He'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..

Count Dooku

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | April 26, 2017 at 06:01 PM ET |

Get all of the latest pre-order and new arrival information from Big Bad Toy Store in their latest newsletter...

Big Bad Toy Store

Sideshow Collectibles Package Deals on Hot Toys Figure Sets

Posted by Chuck | April 26, 2017 at 05:58 PM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles has some great package deals on Hot Toys figures right now. Click here to check them out!

No Need To Worry About Legacy Pack Packaging Damage From Amazon?

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2017 at 05:18 PM ET |

It looks like there is little to worry about when it comes to ordering the Legacy Pack from Amazon. JTA reader Christian C. sends us an image of what he received: it came in an outer shipper carton. Nice! Click HERE to order it if you haven't yet.

FlashBack Review: Yoda & Kybuck - TAC - 30 32

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2017 at 03:34 PM ET |

Yoda & Kybuck

  • Collectible: Yoda & Kybuck (30 32)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #462
  • Original Publication Date: August 28, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 717th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

As Expected, Direct From Hasbro Toy Shop To eBay

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2017 at 02:01 PM ET |

I shouldn't be surprised, then again, I AM surprised. Look at the aftermarket on this repacked figure.

Wow! The SWCO exclusive TBS6 Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) figure is already shipping from Hasbro Toy Shop with some readers claiming a delivery date of tomorrow! Congratulations to all that were able to secure one.... or two.

So far we have: revived ourselves from fainting over The Vintage Collection's return, thanked Hasbro, and then offered suggestions to them about what repacks we want to see next Spring. (I am working on tabulating all that soon.) So now we want to do something else. Please suggest great figure ideas (that would fall under Adam Pawlus' "different enough to make you mad" category) – or perhaps better described as a "Repack and Repaint" wave (hold the repacks here/add more repaints). What do we mean specifically? Glad you asked. IF YOU'RE A CUSTOMIZER, WE REALLY NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE. (more....)

Review: C-3PO - TSC - Greatest Battles (3 of 14)

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

Do you know about the three variants of this figure? We're continuing to look at some figures from The Episode III Greatest Battles Collection. It's time for C-3PO (3 of 14). He'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..

C-3PO

Star Wars Episode IX: has a release date, and the release date returns to the month of May. Variety has the full story.

UPDATE: HURRY! SWCO Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) IN STOCK!

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2017 at 02:37 PM ET |

HURRY! Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) SWCO exclusive is IN STOCK at Hasbro Toy Shop!

UPDATE: GONE!

FlashBack Review: Commander Gree - TAC - 08 03

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2017 at 02:07 PM ET |

Commander Gree

  • Collectible: Commander Gree (08 03)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #222
  • Original Publication Date: December 31, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 73rd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Dicey Distribution Disappointing Diehards

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2017 at 11:52 AM ET |

That alliteration worked out nicely. JTA reader Rivesjunctionite sends us an image of what his local Walmart received with regards to the 40th Anniversary TBS6 figures: one blessed case. This has been the general consensus across those who are finding these at retail. And then there are the Amazon cancellations and postponements. The bottom line here is you better buy them when you see them. It is likely that more are being produced, but it's mind-blowing that there aren't enough to go around at brick and mortar. You have to wonder if what retail is sitting on now (inferior vehicles and 5POA and over-packed TBS6 figures) is truly impacting in a great way newly arrving products.

Review: AT-TE Tank Gunner - TSC - Greatest Battles (2 of 14)

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2017 at 12:40 AM ET |

It's time to look at some figures from The Episode III Greatest Battles Collection. Let's continue with the AT-TE Tank Gunner (2 of 14) 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..

AT-TE Tank Gunner

Amazon Cancelling MANY TBS6 [SW40] Orders: Oversold Pre-orders

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2017 at 07:21 PM ET |

We are receiving MANY reports from JTA readers that Amazon.com is cancelling orders for The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" figures citing that they've oversold available stock. It will be interesting if they will be able to order more stock in the future. Customer service is even providing readers with links in their notification emails to third party sellers who are charging more than double retail. We thought everyone might be interested in this! Thanks to all that wrote in with these disappointing updates.

Visual Guide Update - R4-D23 - Droid Factory

Posted by Chuck | April 24, 2017 at 06:54 PM ET |

Our next Visual Guide update takes a look at R4-D23 from Disney's Droid Factory line. Click below for a closer look. You can also read the full details on this figure in our detailed review.

R4-D23 - Disney - Droid Factory

FlashBack Review: Concept Darth Vader - TAC - 30 28

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2017 at 06:17 PM ET |

Darth Vader (Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series)

  • Collectible: Concept Darth Vader (Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series) (30 28)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #527
  • Original Publication Date: November 1, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 537th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

TBS6 [SW40] Legacy Pack IN STOCK At Amazon!

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2017 at 12:30 PM ET |

Hurry! It's IN STOCK on Amazon!

Hasbro: here is our collective thank you for doing one of the greatest things for us since 2010. Officially announcing the return of The Vintage Collection at Star Wars Celebration Orlando was the highlight of most collectors. You deserved that standing ovation by the way. We pledge our devotion to TVC's return and promise to make it a success for you so that we never have to live through another period of time like 2013-2017 again. Thanks for dealing with the years of disappointment and criticisms. We apologize if the passion went too far. Please be sure to listen to the feedback you get. You're a relatively new team that must engage us and you're dealing with a population of people that are territorial and zealous longtime collectors. We can really assist you in making the most of this second run. Thank you again.

Review: 501st Legion Trooper - TSC - Greatest Battles (1 of 14)

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2017 at 12:25 AM ET |

It's time to look at some figures from The Episode III Greatest Battles Collection. Let's start off with the 501st Legion Trooper (1 of 14) 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..

501st Legion Trooper

FlashBack Review: Roron Corobb - TAC - 30 31

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2017 at 06:54 PM ET |

Roron Corobb

  • Collectible: Roron Corobb (30 31)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #461
  • Original Publication Date: August 27, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 943rd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Visual Guide Update - R2-H16 - Droid Factory

Posted by Chuck | April 23, 2017 at 04:35 PM ET |

While we are on the subject of Disney's Droid Factory, today's Visual Guide update features R2-H16, last year's Holiday edition droid. Click below for a complete look, and make sure to stop by and read this review if you haven't already.

R2-H16 - Disney - Droid Factory

A Personal Note From Me To You And SWCO Afterthoughts

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2017 at 02:45 PM ET |

My intention was to post this days ago, but with the Fans’ Choice Poll nightmare I have been preoccupied fielding hateful emails which have included threats of lawsuits, death, and general disgust for me and the site. Then there are the social media and forums posts. I appreciate all of the heads up from our readers, but it is all meaningless to me. I called something out and it’s my duty to do so. I have championed for the return of The Vintage Collection for half a decade now (when others remained silent), and our collective interests – super-articulated 3.75" figures – remain one of the most important passions to which I cling. (These "people" have yet to realize that their hatred has no affect me. There is nothing they can say that will rattle me. In fact, it’s only helping to get JTA’s name out there more. We will surely gain new followers from this. All press is good press as far as I am concerned. It might help to know that I am like Judge Judy in a specific way, I don’t read the “fan mail” with the hate and criticisms. Anyway, as I stated, I have been meaning to post this for a while now. (more....)

Review: R5-013/R2-C2/R5-S9/R5-P8 - Droid Factory (SWCO)

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

Another incredible release from Disney Parks: the R5-013/R2-C2/R5-S9/R5-P8 four-pack is a must-have if you're a fan of The Clone Wars. See 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..

R5-013/R2-C2/R5-S9/R5-P8

Visual Guide Update - R-3DO - Droid Factory

Posted by Chuck | April 22, 2017 at 08:24 PM ET |

Tonight's Visual Guide update adds another Disney Droid Factory figure: R-3DO. Click below for a full look at the guide page, and make sure to check out today's review on this figure in our Review database.

R-3DO - Disney - Droid Factory

Jar Jar Binks (Gungan Senator)

  • Collectible: Jar Jar Binks (Gungan Senator) ('02 #24)
  • Collection: Star Wars "Saga" [Phase I]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1571
  • Original Publication Date: September 10, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,944th most visited review
  • Score: 1.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2002

Review: R-3DO - Droid Factory (SWCO Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2017 at 09:16 AM ET |

Protocol Droids are now part of Disney Parks' Droid Factory collection. Let's check out the exclusive R-3DO 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..

R-3DO

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | April 21, 2017 at 09:57 PM ET |

Stop by Brian's Toys for this weeks newsletter details, featuring plenty of newly added Vintage items to the site.

Brian's Toys


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