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Pre-order The Black Series Wave 07 And Get FREE Shipping!

Posted by Paul | January 25, 2015 at 08:19 AM EDT |

Pre-order The Black Series 6" wave 7 at JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys RIGHT NOW and get FREE shipping.

Review: Boss Nass - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | January 25, 2015 at 04:55 AM EDT |

Too bad most of us didn't know that the Episode I Boss Nass figure was a little short for an Ankura Gungan when he was first released! Thankfully Hasbro made an apology figure update of him for us in the Power Of The Jedi line! See 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.

Boss Nass

Looking For The Black Series 3.75-inch Figures? Try Wegmans!

Posted by Paul | January 24, 2015 at 08:51 PM EDT |

JTA good friend Dan Curto sends us an image to share. If you're looking for a nice selection of 3.75" The Black Series figures, you may want to visit your local Wegmans stores. This incredible find is from Brockport NY. Click through to find out what figures he found and then click the thumbnail below for the proof!

FlashBack Review: Anakin Skywalker - TCW [S2] - CW42

Posted by Paul | January 24, 2015 at 07:49 PM EDT |

Anakin Skywalker

  • Collectible: Anakin Skywalker (CW42)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #308
  • Original Publication Date: March 27, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,055th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Before there were even any Return of the Jedi action figures on the shelves there were Return of the Jedi card backs on the shelves featuring figures from the first two movies. Today's card back update takes a look at the very first Star Wars figures released on Jedi card backs. And, for the first time since the line started, there are two figures that were NOT carried forward from previous lines... Click through to see which figures are missing from the original twelve, and stop by our full Vintage Visual Guide for a complete look at the Vintage collection!

We have some BREAKING NEWS to share! It looks like the Rebels: Saga Legends line, if it ever makes its way to retail fully, will be releasing some pretty cool Original Trilogy characters. And we have images of them to share with you! Han Solo (In Trench Coat)? Yes. Luke Skywalker (Combat Poncho)? Yes. Princess Leia Organa (In Combat Poncho)? Yes. Commander Bly? Yes.Click through for more! These are Hasbro's exclusive images, so we aren't watermarking them. Please feel free to distribute as needed. We are glad we could share this breaking news with you first.

   
   
  

UPDATE: We just added high resolution images. Click on any of the smaller images in this article to see them in a bigger size!

Review: Star Wars: Rebels - Episode 10: Idiot's Array

Posted by Chuck | January 24, 2015 at 10:15 AM EDT |

Click through to check out our review of Star Wars Rebels: Idiot's Array, featuring everyones favorite smooth talking scoundrel Lando Calrissian...

Review: Wookiee Flyer With Wookiee Warrior - ROTS - Vehicles

Posted by Paul | January 24, 2015 at 04:25 AM EDT |

We are going to go through a week of pot luck before delving into an exciting new category of Hasbro products beginning February 1st. Let's start off with the Wookiee Flyer With Wookiee Warrior. It's actually quite nice. And 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.

Wookiee Flyer With Wookiee Warrior

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | January 23, 2015 at 09:43 PM EDT |

Check in with the latest Brian's Toys Newsletter, featuring The Black Series, Rebels, and more...

Brian's Toys

FlashBack Review: Commander Gree - TCW [S2] - CW09

Posted by Paul | January 23, 2015 at 05:36 PM EDT |

Commander Gree

  • Collectible: Commander Gree (CW09)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #65
  • Original Publication Date: July 27, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 330th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Card Backs, Part 9: ROTJ Waves 2-3

Posted by Chuck | January 23, 2015 at 10:39 AM EDT |

The next round of Return of the Jedi card back updates feature the remaining two waves of figures, totalling 14 more ROTJ figures. This includes the final two figures, which were the only two figures in the entire Vintage run not released on a U.S. offerless card back. Click through to check out the full run! Make sure to check out our ever-growing Vintage Visual Guide for our complete look at the Vintage figures!

The phase II version of Captain Rex in 1:6 scale is here! It's a great figure, not totally perfect, but pretty fine nonetheless. See how we assess this latest 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.

Captain Rex

Hasbro Star Wars Poster

Posted by Paul | January 22, 2015 at 09:34 PM EDT |

We added this poster to our Facebook page. Many of our readers didn't know about it. They asked where they could get it, so we decided to post it here for you to download. (Simply click on the thumb below, expand the image and then right click to save it.) We didn't know this existed when we first saw it too and was a bit of a surprise for some. If you're interested, please feel free to check it out (and watermark free).

FlashBack Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - TCW [S2] - CW12

Posted by Paul | January 22, 2015 at 06:46 PM EDT |

Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Collectible: Obi-Wan Kenobi (CW12)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #57
  • Original Publication Date: July 19, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 495th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Card Backs, Part 8: ROTJ Wave 1

Posted by Chuck | January 22, 2015 at 10:27 AM EDT |

We have our next card back update ready, this time featuring the massive first wave from Return of the Jedi featuring 17 new figures! Click through for a look at the full line of wave 1 card backs, and check out our other recent card back updates on our Visual Guides channel. You can also visit our full Vintage Visual Guide at anytime to see our full line-up! Another big thanks to JTA contributor George Telesco for helping us in our goal to create the largest Vintage card back visual reference guide online!

More Rebelsgate Developments?

Posted by Paul | January 22, 2015 at 08:47 AM EDT |

More Rebelsgate drama? Well, don't get your knickers in a twist just yet, but our friends at BanthaSkull.com have more ominous news to report. Keep in mind, this is one incident, but it's definitely noteworthy and will make you think twice before thinking that you have your "future" Rebels figures purchases "in the bag" already. With still next to ZERO online stores and brick and mortar having in stock Rebels Saga Legends figures, we wonder whow long it is going to be until they're everywhere.... if that even happens at this point.

Review: Darth Vader (double cape) - POTF2 [FB/CT] - Basic

Posted by Paul | January 22, 2015 at 07:33 AM EDT |

Thank you for your support of our assessments of The Power Of The Force "2" FlashBack and CommTech figures. I didn't believe my friend when he said "talk about POTF2 and they will come". He was right. You have all exceeded our expectations. We will however be moving away from POTF2 and onto other exciting items, but we didn't want to change gears suddenly without letting you know we're thankful for your interest and support in these reviews of old products like these. In the meantime, check out the final basic figure in this category, Darth Vader, and see why he just didn't meet expectations for us 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

FlashBack Review: 4A-7 - TCW [S2] - CW13

Posted by Paul | January 21, 2015 at 05:38 PM EDT |

4A-7

  • Collectible: 4A-7 (CW13)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #60
  • Original Publication Date: July 22, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,057th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Review: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi - POTF2 [FB/CT] - Basic

Posted by Paul | January 21, 2015 at 01:25 AM EDT |

His hood is up, but is he a good action figure? You will have to decide. See Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi 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.

Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

Ahh! Make It All Go Away!

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2015 at 10:07 PM EDT |

We don't know whether to shout for joy and shriek in terror, because this is a whole lot like Night Of The Living Dead.... Star Wars style. Or maybe Sometimes They Come Back. (Or maybe they never left. Yeah, that's it. They never left.) Click the image below to see what JTA reader Mike H. found after his local Walmart decided to reset the Star Wars aisle.

That Last Minute Trek May Yield Positive Results!

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2015 at 06:57 PM EDT |

JTA reader Martin M. decided to take a trip and discovered it was a very wise decision for him. Click through for his story and then click each thumbnail to see the goods he found!

   

FlashBack Review: Darth Sidious - TCW [S2] - CW45

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2015 at 03:02 PM EDT |

Darth Sidious

  • Collectible: Darth Sidious (CW45)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #389
  • Original Publication Date: June 16, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 420th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Review: Luke Skywalker (floppy hat) - POTF2 [FB/CT] - Basic

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2015 at 01:15 AM EDT |

Here is a pretty nice version of Luke Skywalker, mostly based on a deleted scene as well as his encounter with a Tusken Raider (or two). See 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.

Luke Skywalker

Worst Star Wars Store Reset Ever?

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2015 at 07:57 PM EDT |

This isn't a game of "Where's Waldo?" You don't even have to find the hidden toaster in a tree. We challenge you to find the Star Wars products in this North Carolina's Walmart reset that just happened two days ago! We're serious. We dare you to find the Star Wars products! Special thanks to JTA reader Mike R. for the image and laugh. No matter who is to actually be blamed for the abysmal state at Star Wars at brick and mortar now, there is no denying how the fun is just completely sucked out of the hobby, especially for those who love to hunt for their items.

FlashBack Review: Heavy Assault Super Battle Droid - TCW [S2] - CW11

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2015 at 06:32 PM EDT |

Heavy Assault Super Battle Droid

  • Collectible: Heavy Assault Super Battle Droid (CW11)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #123
  • Original Publication Date: September 23, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,098th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Star Wars Mashers Are Official

Posted by Chuck | January 19, 2015 at 02:04 PM EDT |

We hate to say we told you so... Star Wars Mashers are officially announced via Forbes.com. Click through for the full article! Way back in October we first posted this rumor on our Facebook page, then Mashers showed up on a recent product list, and now Forbes has the offical reveal via an interview with Adam Biehl, Vice President of Global Brand Strategy and Marketing for Hasbro. What are your thoughts on this next venture into Star Wars kiddie toys?

Review: Aunt Beru (With Service Droid) - POTF2 [FB/CT] - Basic

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2015 at 12:25 AM EDT |

While she could definitely use an update at this point, one figure that still looks pretty darn good in any era of collecting is Aunt Beru (With Service Droid). This basic figure release is loaded with things that make you go "ahh". Find out why you need this figure (and its accessories) 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.

Aunt Beru (With Service Droid)

The WolfPack Podcast #117: Marvel’s Star Wars

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2015 at 09:30 PM EDT |

On this episode of The WolfPack Podcast, Corey, Curto, Jayson, Steve, and Marco are joined by Paul Harrison of Jedi Temple Archives. We discuss the highly anticipated Marvel Star Wars #1 and all of its various variant covers, Star Wars Celebration updates, Rebels, and more! Click through to watch the show.

FlashBack Review: Clone Trooper Denal - TCW [S2] - CW20

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2015 at 04:02 PM EDT |

Clone Trooper Denal

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper Denal (CW20)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #122
  • Original Publication Date: September 22, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 737th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Early Exclusive Look At Sideshow's 1:6 Scale R2-D2

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2015 at 12:06 PM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com have an exclusive first look at Sideshow Collectibles' R2-D2 1:6 scale figure. It's looking to be a really solid figure. Not sure if it is as good as the Medicom Toy figure yet, but once we have ours we will let you know!

TBS6 Next Case Assortment Details Fully Confirmed

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2015 at 09:03 AM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com confirm our case assortment news with a little bit of extra fine tuning. Based on their report, we now know for certain that C-3PO will be coming in a future assortment with Bossk and Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise). (C-3PO is 100% confirmed to ship with those figures.) But our second case assortment (which they have designated as 2015 wave 1) was right on the money. Click through for complete details.

Review: Anakin Skywalker - POTF2 [FB/CT] - Basic

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

This isn't the modern replacement for the 1985 vintage Kenner Anakin Skywalker figure. But because Hasbro refuses to update him correctly, it seems as if we're willing to accept it as such. See the Anakin Skywalker FlashBack 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.

Anakin Skywalker

FlashBack Review: Whorm Loathsom - TCW [S2] - CW15

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2015 at 05:01 PM EDT |

Whorm Loathsom

  • Collectible: Whorm Loathsom (CW15)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #67
  • Original Publication Date: July 29, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 954th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

A Closer Look At TBS6 Bossk And How It Has Or Has Not Changed

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2015 at 03:52 PM EDT |

JTA reader Mike R. takes some time to compare the prototype Bossk to the production image that has recently surfaced on eBay. It goes without saying it is much too early to begin to worry about this figure. And it even looks like a few things has been bettered on him, but click through to read Mike's points.In fact, believe it or not, the eBay sample has better paint operations than the prototype. (For the record, the prototype never grabbed me. I think there are improvements to the figure in all honesty.) Click through for more.

Heck No! Not Even At 70% Off!

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2015 at 01:49 PM EDT |

The contrarians were wrong. Go figure! I guess the gift-giving budget conscious buyers totally missed the huge Hero Series X-wing fighters falling off of the shelves of my local TARGET stores. Surely they entered TARGET for the sole reason of looking for GIGANTIC budget Star Wars items that their children don't want or friends of their children don't want for birthday gifts. So I wonder why these didn't sell. Hmm. Anyway, these hideous things have been marked down 70% for three days now and two of my locals stores are STILL swimming in them. It looks like 90% will be required for some to bite. I still don't know who would want this thing though. The decals are falling off and the vehicle has one mode: sucky.

Wow! A TARGET Reset Surely Means New Product, Doesn't It?

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2015 at 01:30 PM EDT |

If you wonder why we say here at JTA that we would like to see it made illegal for Big Box to sell Star Wars, you really don't have to look that much further than reset season. Retail depends upon product and if product doesn't make it to the store for any reason (Hasbro's fault or not), the shelves look like this ridiculousness for sometimes months on end. Retail is about presentation and anal-retentive space designation. You think that they would just want to "sell" what comes into their stores. But if the layout isn't right, management falls to pieces and they've even been known to hold stuff "in the back" until the layout is just right. (We know no product is currently being held in the back at the moment.) It's sad that this particular TARGET has no clue that they will be waiting a long time for basic figures as well as anything collectors want in general. And let's not forget about that ridiculous price increase. I myself saw Yoda and Darth Vader for $12.99 today. These two figures will probably block the next three cases from arriving. Oh wait, TARGET doesn't get cases anymore. What a complete disaster! So why do people want storeslike TARGET to carry Star Wars collector stuff? Go online! Go!

JTA Welcomes Marvel's Digital Comic Shop!

Posted by Chuck | January 17, 2015 at 11:04 AM EDT |

JTA welcomes Marvel's Digital Comic Shop to our family of advertisers! If you haven't had a chance to check out the record breaking Star Wars #1 then stop by and check out their inside look for a sneak preview!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | January 17, 2015 at 10:45 AM EDT |

Get the latest from Sideshow Collectibles and Hasbro's The Black Series in this weeks Brian's Toys Newsletter...

Brian's Toys

Review: C-3PO - POTF2 [FB/CT] - Basic

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2015 at 01:11 AM EDT |

Check out the gorgeous C-3PO FlashBack figure. It still looks good today. It's thr 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

The Black Series 3.75-inch First Wave Of 2015 Includes....

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2015 at 06:19 PM EDT |

While we just provided you BREAKING NEWS about what is coming in The Black Series 3.75" line, we were nonetheless still unsure about a few details. We can NOW confirm with you we have the exact arrangement of the very next wave of figures you will see first in 2015 in stores and/or online. Those of you who were worried about Princess Leia (Ceremonial Gown) will be happy to know we just received additional clarification from our "source" that she is on tap for this very first wave assortment. We also have the breakdown of the figures in this case assortment as well. And let us tell you, it makes pretty good sense! You should be happy about this case! Are you interested? Of course you are! Then click through for more!


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