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The Toys R Us exclusive Luke Skywalker And Landspeeder set was a very exciting release, but it was met with some trepidation by collectors because of how badly it was colored. Thankfully, we all received a spot on update in The VIntage Collection, but see this sculpt's roots 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 And Landspeeder

First Prop Evidence Of Star Wars Episode VII?

Posted by Paul | April 17, 2014 at 09:14 PM EDT |

We are trying our darndest to NOT post anything about Episode VII, but when one comes across news like this, it's hard to hold back. While there is no proof, it looks like the first prop from Star Wars Episode VII has been leaked via this phototgraph. Could it be the foot of an AT-AT? (Probably not, but we can dream can't we?) Click through to read the article at The National!

Never Give Up The Fight! Stormtroopers Still Hitting Hard!

Posted by Paul | April 17, 2014 at 06:07 PM EDT |

We are getting continuous reports of great TBS 6" Stormtrooper finds, but we had to share this one with you. Eager JTA reader Niko wanted to share his exuberance with the rest of our readers as well. He has desperately been trying to secure two 6" Stormtroopers for himself and his son. He constantly missed it at HTS and others had beat him at the brick and mortar level in the past. That has all change as his determination and patience finally paid off. Click through for his wonderful tale!

Pre-order TBS 6 Inch Wave 4 With Stormtrooper And Boba Fett Now!

Posted by Paul | April 17, 2014 at 05:39 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys has the awesome new wave 4 assortment up for pre-order for only $79.99 and a low $5.99 flat rate shipping. Place your order now and tell them JTA sent you!! Although Entertainment Earth has this case showing an availability of June 2014, we were just informed by Dorkside Toys that these are actually coming in July.

UPDATE: Pre-order singles of the Stormtrooper or Boba Fett for $24.99 and $21.99 respectively!

BREAKING NEWS! The carry-forward figures in The Black Series 6" wave 4 are Stormtrooper and Boba Fett. Eat dirt scalpers! Entertainment Earth has the proof!.

The Goldbergs Star Wars Episode May 6th

Posted by Paul | April 17, 2014 at 10:29 AM EDT |

The Goldbergs is a really great show, but now it's even better. Set in the 80s in the Philly area, creator Adam Goldberg is working on a Star Wars themed episode for May 6th. Special thanks to friend Chris S. for the alert!! TVGuide.com has the story! Click through for more.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store - Spring Cleaning Sale

Posted by Chuck | April 17, 2014 at 08:49 AM EDT |

Check out the details for this year's Spring Cleaning Sale in the latest Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter. You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Spring Cleaning Sale!

Part 1: Transforming, Star Wars & GI Joe Figures
Part 2: Marvel and DC Figures
Part 3: Movie, TV & video Games Figures

Big Bad Toy Store

Starting today, we are taking our next break from the Power Of The Jedi line, but worry not as we will return to it again in May. In the meantime, let's revisit looking at some more of the quality products released in the Star Wars "Saga" line (as well as a few other surprises). First up, we check out Luke Skywalker's X-wing Fighter, another awesome Toys R Us exclusive with a unique R2-D2 pack-in figure and awesome accessories. It's all 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's X-wing Fighter

Stunning Wam Blam Lufba Custom By Sjefke

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2014 at 09:13 PM EDT |

JTA moderator Sjefke has created another stunning custom figure: Wam "Blam" Lufba. Be sure to check out this work of art!! Click through to see it all, complete with work in progress and reference photos.

The Toys R Us Imperial AT-ST & Speeder Bike brought us the first moderm Paploo action figure, but it really didn't deliver too much quality. 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.

Imperial AT-ST & Speeder Bike

The Black Series Darth Plagueis For $0.00? Almost!

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2014 at 08:51 PM EDT |

What more can go wrong? Well, maybe this isn't so bad for JTA reader Gary H., but it's not a great testament to the health of the Star Wars brands or a good sign that retail has a remote clue of what's going on anymore. Click through for this unbelievable retail experience.

Despite the "anything but scintillating" recent drama surrounding The Black Series 6" Stormtrooper, we are still getting reports from readers that they are finding this figure locally. Interestingly, this is the second closest TRU to my own personal residence. So stay away lord varion! Click through for his success story!

The Black Series 6" For $12.49 In Canadian TARGET Stores

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2014 at 08:29 PM EDT |

JTA reader Jamie writes in with some possibly good/possibly unsettling news about The Black Series 6" line at his Canadian TARGET. Click through for more.

StarWars.com Gets A Whole New Redesign

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2014 at 05:57 PM EDT |

The site StarWars.com has been given a whole new look. Go and check it out. Special thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for the alert!

Review: B-wing Fighter - POTJ - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2014 at 12:55 AM EDT |

Even though we got this vehicle in The Vintage Collection packaging, the 2001 POTJ B-wing Fighter, a TARGET exclusive, has the best paint job by far. See why the others don't come close 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.

B-wing Fighter

You saw our earlier report today, but anyone doubting why Hasbro SHOULD indeed flood the market with hot Star Wars figures need to look no further than this eBay auction of 10 TBS 6" Stormtroopers with a starting/recommended bid of $500 which is $300 higher than what they should cost. The madness that HasbroToyShop started today with a "one per lifetime" maximum of this figure is enraging, and once scalper scum get a whiff of that craziness, prices will only go higher. Don't think for a minute that limitations will help you secure one for your collection. Only by Hasbro constantly releasing and re-releasing these hot figures will put an end to this nightmare. Hasbro should have the right to pull auctions like this if you want my opinion! Oh, and better case assortments will only help. But who knows when that will improve (in this scale at least).

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

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

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys by clicking through.

The Realm Recap Podcast: Episode 10

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2014 at 07:56 PM EDT |

Another week has passed and it’s time for their look back at the latest news in Star Wars collecting. On this episode of The Realm Recap Yakface.com chats about various customizing features including a one-off Black Series style box for a recent custom 6" figure Jayson acquired, pre-order solicitations from Sideshow, a canceled Darth Maul game and more. Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered (more or less) on the show.

Also, if you prefer not to look at their ugly mugs, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

Well, this one is just going to make you go "Huh?" The hard to secure 6" Stormtrooper has been bobbing in and out of stock all day today at HasbroToyShop.com. Unable to meet demand of The Black Series 6" Stormtrooper, they've put a very aggressive limit on this awesome figure. Are you curious to know more? Then click through for the scoop!

Review: TIE Interceptor - POTJ - Toys R Us Exclusive

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2014 at 02:35 AM EDT |

The very first modern TIE Interceptor was released as a Toys R Us exclusive in 2001, during the Power Of The Jedi line. See this enhanced release 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.

TIE Interceptor

Mats From Sweden Strikes Retail Gold Again

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2014 at 08:10 PM EDT |

It's been a while, but Mats from Sweden has another incredible tale to tell in Sweden. Can you imagine finding MULTIPLE TVC Emperor's Royal Guards at your local Toys R Us even today? More big fish tales like this await you so click through for more!! And Mats, JTA is so sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Review: TIE Bomber - POTJ - Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2014 at 12:02 AM EDT |

Arguably, the greatest release of 2002 was the Walmart exclusive TIE Bomber. The pack-in figure was a joke, but Hasbro made an all-new sculpt to a long-awaited vehicle that never was made in the vintage Kenner era. Although released multiple times since, see the very first version of this iconic vehicle as we continue to look at some of the best exclusive vehicles, specifically in the Power Of The Jedi line, 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.

TIE Bomber

Jumbo Holiday Yoda With Micro Vintage Kenner Boba Fett IN STOCK!

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2014 at 10:25 PM EDT |

With special thanks to Jub Goobles for alerting us to this, the Jumbo Holiday Yoda, complete with micro vintage Kenner Boba Fett is in stock for PGMs only. Order yours now because it won't last long!!

    

L'entrepot du Jouet

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2014 at 04:21 PM EDT |

Hey Canada! If you have L'entrepot du Jouet in your hometown, you best get there right away, especially if you need the 6" Stormtrooper. Click through for more! UPDATE: It's ALSO IN STOCK on their website for $22.99 as of this post time RIGHT HERE.

Awesome Custom 6" Proto Fett

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2014 at 03:10 PM EDT |

Check out what our friend Jayson Krebsbach made. If only Hasbro could make this for us in turn! Check it out on Yakface.com's Facebook page.

Review: Luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder - POTJ - Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2014 at 12:01 AM EDT |

Many of us have been discontent with what Hasbro is providing in the collectors' market currently. But when you look at an item like Luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder, a tremendous exclusive from 2002's Power Of The Jedi line, you almost have to reexamine why you would be complaining now when great things like this have already been released in the past. Before you become defensive, come with us as we look at some of the best exclusive vehicles, specifically in the Power Of The Jedi line, in our Research Droids Reviews beginning 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's Snowspeeder

Special Report: Action Figures In Action - Issue #1

Posted by Chuck | April 11, 2014 at 07:14 AM EDT |

JTA has teamed up with Calum Jones to bring you a monthly look at some of the best in action action figure photography on the internet! Each month we will feature a hand-picked selection from Calum's body of work to show off, in high resolution, what happens when you combine creative photography skill with digital artistry. The results will blow you away! We will be spotlighting some of the many samples featured on Calum's highly popular Instagram page, along with several exclusive photos that will only be available right here on JTA!

Not only will you get to see the final results of his hard work, but each month we will also feature a Concept to Creation storyboard image showing you how Calum prepares for his final composition. Please let him know what you think in our comments section, I'm sure he would love to hear your opinions, suggestions, and requests! Click through for the full gallery!

Review: Chewbacca (Dejarik Champion) - POTJ

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2014 at 01:25 AM EDT |

If you think Chewbacca (Dejarik Champion) looks like a POTF2 leftover, you wouldn't be more correct. Originally planned for the Comm Tech line, plans were shelved as interest in Episode I began waning before it was expected. Once the Power Of The Jedi line was realized, he was one of the first candidates for release in the new line. She why he's an appreciated figure, but far from a good 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.

Chewbacca (Dejarik Champion)

How To Make A Season 5 Version Of Barriss Offee!

Posted by Paul | April 10, 2014 at 09:11 PM EDT |

JTA moderator Sjefke was commissioned by longtime JTA reader Scott to make a Season 5 version of "evil" Barriss Offee. Click through to lean how he did it! Is it just me, or are you immediately reminded of a blooper from Toy Story when Mrs. Potato Head advised Mr. Potato Head to pack his "angry eyes" when you read Sjefke's tutorial?

Well Painted 5POAs May Be The New Valuable Chase Figures, Folks!

Posted by Paul | April 10, 2014 at 08:54 PM EDT |

It's almost next to never that I see new figures in my area, but I was a little surprised to see the latest Saga Legends figures in stock at my local TARGET. From the same exact case, both Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper had horrid paint operations. I know this is no surprise, but for goodness sake, when will Hasbro tighten up the quality issues? Boba Fett had a big green space where the paint didn't reach and the Stormtrooper's right eye was dripping off the side of his face. Remember, these came from the same exact case. I didn't even bother to look at Cody and Rex because I lost interest quite quickly. Check out the mess!

   

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