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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.

We haven't been keeping up, but we've heard that quite a few 6" collectors are looking to add the Star Wars: Battlefront Imperial Shock Trooper. They are on eBay as low as $18.88. Check out the online auctions where you can find them as low as $18.88 with FREE shipping.

FlashBack Review: R4-M9 - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2017 at 04:44 PM ET |

R4-M9

  • Collectible: R4-M9
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1759
  • Original Publication Date: March 17, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 1,945th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2002

Could the first wave of The Vintage Collection figures not exactly be what collectors are expecting it to be? That's what we're sort of hearing. While we are unable to reveal specifics, it is believed that the very first offerings may focus a little 'too much' on the recent Star Wars Entertainment at the time of its release than the established saga. Please remember to keep all rumors in check until officially confirmed by Hasbro and we'll be sure to keep you posted as we learn more.

Review: Sand People - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2017 at 06:58 AM ET |

It's time for The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2 figures! Let's start with the Sand People 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.

Sand People

Today Marks The 37th Anniversary Of Episode V

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2017 at 06:28 AM ET |

Happy 37th anniversary of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back! Disney is suffering from delusions of grandeur if they believe that they will ever come remotely close to making a Star Wars film of this magnitude.

Sneak Peek! Check Out Some Figures From TBS6 [SW40] Wave 2!

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2017 at 09:22 PM ET |

RDRs begin tomorrow, but check out our sneak peek at some of the figures that make up wave 2 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] lineup!

   

FlashBack Review: Tessek - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2017 at 05:57 PM ET |

Tessek

  • Collectible: Tessek
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1756
  • Original Publication Date: March 14, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 1,800th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2001

Review: The Sith - TAC - Evolutions

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2017 at 12:15 AM ET |

Let's finish up the 30 (77-07) Evolutions line with The Sith. This was a great set in 2005. It was still a good set in 2008. Find out why 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.

The Sith

Tonight we're adding The Black Series [Phase III] Tusken Raider (41) to our Visual Guides. Click below to have a look! You can also see what we had to say about this figure in our full review.

Tusken Raider (41) - The Black Series - Six Inch

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 19, 2017 at 08:35 PM ET |

Brian's Toys sends in their latest newsletter. Click here to see what's new!

Brian's Toys

Look who is hiring! Hasbro, as someone who works in HR, please, you need to pick someone who meets minimum requirements AS WELL AS ensure that person KNOWS about the Star Wars universe inside and out. It's a must! Good luck to all who apply (but only to those who make me Yak Face, Sim Aloo, Emperor Palpatine (ROTJ) and the Lars' Homestead Power Droid). Thank you!

FlashBack Review: Jek Porkins (X-wing Pilot) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2017 at 03:39 PM ET |

Jek Porkins (X-wing Pilot)

  • Collectible: Jek Porkins (X-wing Pilot)
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1762
  • Original Publication Date: March 20, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 1,314th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2000

Today Marks The 12th Anniversary Of Episode III

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2017 at 01:38 PM ET |

Happy 12th anniversary of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith! It ended a Star Wars era and we were told it was the last Star Wars film ever. Little did any of us know the saga would return in a totally different light.

Today Marks The 18th Anniversary Of Episode I

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2017 at 01:35 PM ET |

Happy 18th anniversary of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace! For many the film has aged like fine wine. Others beg to differ.

We have received word that The Black Series [Phase III] wave 11 case assortment (the one with Lando, Emperor's Royal Guard, Qui-Gon etc.) was previously solicited in the UK but is no longer being offered (at the moment). We don't know what impact this will have on the USA stock. Rumors abound that this wave will once again be solicited closer to Force Friday this year. It will be interesting what transpires with this eagerly anticipated wave of figures.

eBay Seller Claims To Have TBS6 Hera Syndulla IN STOCK

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2017 at 10:32 AM ET |

A seller on eBay claims to have The Black Series [Phase III] Hera Syndulla IN STOCK. Is this a mistake or did she actually make it out on time? We know people who have reached out to the seller to actually confirm whether or not he'll be pulling K-2SO out of the case assortment instead!

Review: Tusken Raider - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figure (41)

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

The Black Series [Phase III] Tusken Raider (41) figure is pretty darn nice despite one major issue. See why you should probably army build him 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.

Tusken Raider

Check out our Lando Calrissian (39) Visual Guide, from the upcoming The Black Series [Phase III] Wave 11. Click below for a complete look at this figure, and read our review from earlier today for additional commentary and photo gallery images.

Lando Calrissian (39) - The Black Series - Six Inch

From Walmart.com To eBay.com!

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2017 at 07:02 PM ET |

The Black Series [Phase III] Walmart exclusives must have already arrived from Walmart.com because they're already on eBay for a great deal more than their original MSRP!

Walmart Exclusive TBS6 Scarif Stormtrooper IN STOCK!

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2017 at 06:51 PM ET |

The Black Series [Phase III] Walmart exclusive Scarif Stormtrooper is IN STOCK at Walmart.com! Special thanks to JTA reader Sam C. for the alert!

FlashBack Review: Plo Koon - ROTS - III 66

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2017 at 05:03 PM ET |

Plo Koon

  • Collectible: Plo Koon (III 66)
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1049
  • Original Publication Date: April 6, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,996th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Hasbro REALLY REALLY Loves Princess Leia!

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2017 at 11:47 AM ET |

Despite what one of our sources had explained to us, it appears that the Princess Leia Organa solid case pack did manage to arrive at some Big Box retail as well as some other smaller retailers earlier than expected. (We're still unable to confirm this aside from the anecdotal evidence below.) Princess Leia Organa was technically supposed to arrive the end of May. Han Solo and R2-D2 are still on tap for later this year. If this is what solid case packs means for retail, I am not sure how I feel about it. This seems more disastrous than bad case assortments to me. In order for this to work, it seems it needs to be an all or none type of ordering, meaning all characters in an assortment need to arrive as solid case packs together. Then once a certain character sells out the retailer should be able to reorder it. But what do I know?

      

   


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