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Kmart.com Running 25% Off The Black Series Sale RIGHT NOW!

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2014 at 03:04 PM EDT |

Kmart is running a 25% off sale RIGHT NOW and would you believe they actually have The Black Series figures in stock. We do not know if this applies to store purchases. Click the banner below to see what you can get!

Beyond Mortality Toys - WEEK LONG BLACK FRIDAY SALE HAPPENING NOW!

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2014 at 09:23 AM EDT |

JTA sponsor Beyond Mortality Toys is running a WEEK LONG Black Friday sale. Everything in stock as well as pre-orders are 25% off and includes FREE shipping!

Entertainment Earth Daily Deal: Darth Nihilus Mini Bust

Posted by Chuck | November 25, 2014 at 08:17 AM EDT |

Today's Daily Deal at Entertainment Earth features Darth Nihilus Mini Bust for $49. Click through to take advantage of this deal!

Review: Anakin's Jedi Starfighter - SW [TPM 3D] - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2014 at 12:45 AM EDT |

Maybe it would be best if we skip over review 2012 so we don't have to revisit "the debacle of 2012". But instead of ignoring this terrible time, let's check out a repacked Anakin's Jedi Starfighter from the last assortment of true Class II vehicles. 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.

Anakin's Jedi Starfighter

Rebels Figures Arrive At Hasbro Toy Shop!

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2014 at 05:47 PM EDT |

HasbroToyShop.com has finally received Star Wars: Rebels figures! Use code FREESHIP25 to get FREE SHIPPING on orders $25 or more! Special thanks to JTA reader JediRebel71 for the alert!

FlashBack Review: Yoda - TVC - VC20

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2014 at 03:31 PM EDT |

Yoda

  • Collectible: Yoda (VC20)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #633
  • Original Publication Date: February 15, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 83rd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2011

Episode VII Tease In Select Theaters This Friday?

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2014 at 02:14 PM EDT |

JJ Abrams alludes to some sort of teaser for Episode VII via Twitter. If you can't be bothered with such social media nonsense like us, here is what he revealed.

Update: StarWars.com has released the theater list that will be showing the trailer for The Force Awakens. For those that won't be able to see it on the big screen this weekend it is slated to be shown widespread in December.

UPDATE: Toys R Us Running 20% Off Star Wars Toys Through This Wed

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2014 at 12:09 PM EDT |

With special thanks to JTA reader Hunk of Junk for the alert, Toys R Us is running a 20% off sale through this Wednesday on all Star Wars toys. Toys are also on sale online, but all are not necessarily 20% off.

Review: Star Wars: Rebels - Episode 7: Empire Day

Posted by Chuck | November 24, 2014 at 08:27 AM EDT |

Click through to take a look at JTA's review of this past week's Star Wars Rebels episode: Empire Day.

Review: Boba Fett - SW [SOTDS] - Saga Legends (SL30)

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2014 at 12:35 AM EDT |

By 2011, Hasbro went through what collectors considered a clueless phase when it came to managing the Saga Legends line. Collectors begged them to use it as a sub-line to repack some hard-to-find figures along with keeping the core main characters available at retail in an evergreen fashion. They instead chose some of the oddest action figures to repack in this line however. Of course Boba Fett should seem like a great choice, but they released an inferior sculpt over some of the better updated versions and released a slight repaint of The Saga Collection figure. Boba Fett is "different enough to make you mad" and he can even "sit in a vehicle". But see why this figure is an easy pass despite a few benefits. 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.

Boba Fett

FlashBack Review: (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot - TVC - VC11

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2014 at 04:47 PM EDT |

(Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot

  • Collectible: (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot (VC11)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #409
  • Original Publication Date: July 6, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 195th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

A Response To The Delayed Rebels Rumor Report....

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2014 at 12:41 PM EDT |

Back on November 3rd, we published a RUMOR report that Rebels figures could/might be delayed until the end of January. We received this info from reliable sources, including a major distributor. However, the feedback we got from those that (1) didn't read the word "rumor" as well as see the question mark in our post and (2) misrepresented what our report ACTUALLY said, was filled with vitriole. (more....)

Review: Jar Jar Binks - TCW [SOTDS] - CW65

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2014 at 12:50 AM EDT |

The year 2010 brought us some of the greatest The Clone Wars figures, and it also brought us some of the greatest repacks as well. The slightly repainted Jar Jar Binks was a figure collectors were desperate to see re-released again and it finally happened in The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] lineup. We're still plugging through the years celebrating the long-running Hasbro Star Wars action figure history and we've reached review 2,010. Because we have nothing new to review in The Vintage Collection, we're choosing an item from the other concurrent line of the same year. 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.

Jar Jar Binks

Rebels RDRs Coming Soon, But You Can Check Some Out Now Early....

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2014 at 09:50 PM EDT |

We're still in the middle of our Hasbro tribute in our RDRs, but we will indeed be getting to the Rebels figures on or around Thanksgiving after we finish it up. You can however check out some of our reviews on these items right now by checking the Rebels category page in our index. Click the image below for more.

42161 Is Not Your Guaranteed Salvation For TBS Darth Vader

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2014 at 08:30 PM EDT |

We know controversy exists with The Black Series , but we're not going to go into that again here. We have posted this article however to report a "buyer beware" warning to you. You know the recent developments of this figure. A new ball-socket head joint has been tooled to remedy the issue that some/many of these figures where the head just won't stay on the body. But we picked up TWO (2) the so-called confirmed 42161 date-stamped Darth Vader figure and they did not have the upgraded joint. The good news? The head (on this sample too) stays on fine with the shorter geodesic shape allowing for a wide-range of motion. Maybe it doesn't stay on as well as the larger ball-socket joint, but it STAYS on, save for any violent flicking of a finger. We shook it, we turned it and we posed the figure and the head stays on just fine. Our original (orange-carded) sample didn't have the falling-off-if-you-look at it wrong issue either. We have never discounted reports of this issue ever, but at this point it may be a crap-shoot whether or not you'll experience this issue for never or forever. Hopefully new date-stamped figures beyond 42161 will be more consistent with the fix. Click the image below for a larger view.

FlashBack Review: Nien Nunb - TVC - VC106

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2014 at 05:27 PM EDT |

Nien Nunb

  • Collectible: Nien Nunb (VC106)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1,223
  • Original Publication Date: September 27, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 389th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2012

We've added 8 more entries in our Vintage Visual Guide Instructions, Inserts, and Catalogs section. Click through to see what's new, and stop by our Archive to check out our ever-growing repository of Vintage pack-in material.

Gentle Giant's November announcements feature plenty of Star Wars in the form of Maquettes, Mini Busts, and Jumbo Figures. Click through to check out the latest!

More New OT Mission Series And Rebels Images!

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2014 at 08:42 AM EDT |

Our friends at StarWarsFiguren also have awesome new images of the eagerly anticipated OT Mission Series sets! Check them out!

Review: Stormtrooper Commander - LC - SDCC Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2014 at 12:40 AM EDT |

We're still plugging through the years celebrating the long-running Hasbro Star Wars action figure history. We've reached review 2,009 so this means it's time to look at an item from the Legacy Collection. Let's look at the Stormtrooper Commander. See this very controversial repacked 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.

Stormtrooper Commander

New Rebels And OT Saga Legends And Mission Series Carded Images!

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2014 at 07:34 PM EDT |

Our friends at StarWarsFiguren.com have posted NEW carded images of the newly announced OT focused Saga Legends figures (as well as some of the long-awaited Rebels Mission Series packs). I have to admit, the OT stuff looks pretty fantastic. Check them out!

FlashBack Review: Republic Trooper (The Old Republic) - TVC - VC113

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2014 at 04:32 PM EDT |

Republic Trooper (The Old Republic)

  • Collectible: Republic Trooper (The Old Republic) (VC113)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1,229
  • Original Publication Date: October 3, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 41st most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2012

Sometimes They Come Back....

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2014 at 04:17 PM EDT |

Wait, were we the only ones who missed this memo? JTA reader Aarren A. sends us horrifying images of stuff that we thought were no longer going to grace store shelves, especially since ALL of last years products are cluttering the clearance aisles as we speak. Click through to see the monstrosity. As Aarren writes, make it go away! The show hasn't even barely started yet, and Hasbro is already expecting these characters to be hits?... in another medium no less? Can someone explain this to us please?

Star Wars: Rebels Imperial Troop Transport Boxed Image!

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2014 at 11:37 AM EDT |

With thanks to our friends at BanthaSkull.com for tipping us off, our other friends at StarWarsFiguren.com have posted boxed images of the upcoming Imperial Trooper Transport vehicle.

Found! The Black Series 6-inch Wave 6

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2014 at 09:22 AM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com are reporting that the next wave of The Black Series 6" figures have been found at TARGET. If you'd like to see one of these figures now, JTA photographed and reviewed the first production sample of Yoda in early October. Check that out here. It looks like the ones being found at retail are of the same quality.

Review: AT-TE (All Terrain Tactical Enforcer) - TCW [F/S1] - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2014 at 12:15 AM EDT |

The year 2008 brought us the very first phase of the long-running The Clone Wars line. And would you believe after all of these years we totally blew over the AT-TE (All Terrain Tactical Enforcer) vehicle from that line in our reviews? Now that we're on a roll celebrating Hasbro's rich Star Wars action figure history, we decided to focus our 2,008th review on this missed vehicle. See this behemoth 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.

AT-TE (All Terrain Tactical Enforcer)

FlashBack Review: Kithaba (Skiff Guard) - TVC - VC56

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2014 at 05:47 PM EDT |

Kithaba (Skiff Guard)

  • Collectible: Kithaba (Skiff Guard) (VC56)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1,069
  • Original Publication Date: April 26, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 427th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2012

Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale C-3PO Pre-order Is Live

Posted by Chuck | November 20, 2014 at 05:44 PM EDT |

The Sideshow Collectibles C-3PO Sixth Scale Figure pre-orders is now live! Click here for the pre-order page (and full gallery).

Battle Of Endor Set $30 Off Today Only!

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2014 at 05:41 PM EDT |

JAT reader Mike R. alerts us that the TRU exclusive Battle Of Endor multipack is on sale for $69.99. These one day sales drive me crazy. I haven't been able to take advantage of one yet. You would think there would be better communication to patrons.

Most The Black Series Figures In Stock at HasbroToyShop.com!

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2014 at 01:35 PM EDT |

Hasbro Toy Shop has the latest The Black Series figures in stock. Thanks to all of the JTA viewers for alerting us!

Review: TIE Bomber - TAC - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2014 at 07:53 AM EDT |

We continue to plug along celebrating Hasbro's rich Star Wars action figure history. We have reached review 2,007 and that means it's time for an item from the 30 (77-07) lineup. How about the TARGET exclusive TIE Bomber? This vehicle has a very unique paint job and stick men on its hull. Learn 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.

TIE Bomber

FlashBack Review: Gamorrean Guard - TVC - VC21

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2014 at 07:14 PM EDT |

Gamorrean Guard

  • Collectible: Gamorrean Guard (VC21)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #545
  • Original Publication Date: November 19, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 22nd most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | November 19, 2014 at 06:14 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store checks in with their latest new arrivals and pre-orders. Get all the info after the jump!

You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Big Bad Toy Store

Starting Today In FlashBack Reviews!

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2014 at 08:57 AM EDT |

As wonderful as it is to reflect back on the modern Hasbro Star Wars line since its inception in 1995, there was one period of time that had changed our collecting minds forever. It's now time to "FlashBack" to an era we wish we all could return to because it was the greatest collection of figures Hasbro had ever put together for us. Because of this collection, the collecting community had never been happier, nor more invested in what Hasbro was doing at the time. It had its bumps and bruises, but overall was a success. And it brought back people who stopped collecting years earlier. Hasbro says they'd love to return to it one day, but very few of us are patient enough to wait to see if this comes to pass. So we will show our love and support for the greatest Star Wars basic figure line ever created by revisiting it one by one in our FlashBack Reviews. We knew you were waiting for this and now is the time. And we've made you wait long enough. The first FlashBack Review in this collection starts today!

We continue to plug along celebrating Hasbro's rich Star Wars action figure history. We have reached review 2,006 and that means it's time for an item from The Saga Collection. So let's look at George Lucas (In Stormtrooper Disguise) which was an Ultimate Galactic Hunt mail-away exclusive. We bet you never expected this action figure, but look at that stunning head sculpt! It's the topic 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.

George Lucas (In Stormtrooper Disguise)

FlashBack Review: Rebel Trooper [Gunner] - TSC - SAGA 046

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2014 at 09:26 PM EDT |

Rebel Trooper [Gunner]

  • Collectible: Rebel Trooper [Gunner] (SAGA 046)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #870
  • Original Publication Date: October 10, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,273rd most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Hasbro Tapes Them, Hasbro Tapes Them Not....

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM EDT |

The reports of "taped" and "not taped' The Black Series [Phase II] store reports are all over the map. We received some of the earliest production figures out of China and none of ours had tape attached. Then I found some at TARGET that had tape. Now JTA reader Hunk of Junk found "without tape" figures at TRU. So it looks like this is hit or miss and who knows why we're even still having these troubles after Bubblegate.

Review: Anakin's Jedi Starfighter - ROTS - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2014 at 01:25 AM EDT |

We're only 10 years in paying homage to Hasbro's long-running legacy of the Star Wars line. It's review 2,005 so that means it's time to review a product from the Revenge Of The Sith line. Let's check out Anakin's Jedi Starfighter, which was the template for all other Eta-2 class starfighters in the future. 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.

Anakin's Jedi Starfighter

FlashBack Review: AT-AT Driver - TSC - SAGA 009

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2014 at 10:03 PM EDT |

AT-AT Driver

  • Collectible: AT-AT Driver (SAGA 009)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #653
  • Original Publication Date: March 7, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 596th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

The Black Series Wave 6 Hits TRU and TARGET: More Reports

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2014 at 09:58 PM EDT |

JTA reader Martin M. sends us proof that the blue phase of The Black Series line is hitting TRU stores. I can also confirm that this wave is hitting piecemeal at TARGET in Pennsylvania as well. Click thr image below for a larger view.


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