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February 2006

Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection
[Chuck | 02/28/06]

     Round two of today's Saga Collection Visual Guide update features another highly anticipated figure: Republic Commando Scorch. The first Expanded Universe character to be released so far, Scorch does not disappoint! While he is not super-articulated, his articulation is sufficient to do what he does best, stand there looking bad! This is another one you won't want to leave on the peg, so don't even hesitate!

 


R2DToys Update
[Chuck | 02/28/06]

     R2DToys sends in their latest newsletter. They have a birthday coming up soon, and there will be plenty of deals to celebrate, including giving away an Anakin Skywalker 2005 Paris Star Wars Reunion Action Figure. Click here for all the details!

R2DToys


Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection
[Chuck | 02/28/06]

     The Saga Collection gets a boost today with the addition of the very cool Utapau Clone Trooper! Based on the original #41 sculpt, this newly painted clone is sure to be a fan favorite, especially when his commander, Cody, starts hitting the shelves. If you see this one on a peg, don't think about buying it. If you hesitate and comeback ten minutes later it will most likely be gone! A big thanks to Alliance Collectibles for sending this our way. If you are having trouble locating this then head over to Alliance Collectibles to pick up a squad.




EE Darth Vader Mini-Bust on Sale Today
[Pete | 02/28/06]

     The Entertainment Earth Exclusive Darth Vader Mini-Bust will go on sale today at 12 noon Pacific time, so don't forget to head over to place your order for the unmasked Vader. With limited run of just 5,000 they are sure not to stick around forever.

Entertainment Earth Darth Vader Exclusive Mini-Bust


Star Wars Action News Podcast
[Pete | 02/28/06]

     Star Wars Action News' latest pod cast is up and ready to enjoy. We know some listeners are hardcore about this game. Will Arnie be joining them?
     I met him in a swamp down in Dagobah…where they make chocolates. Listener Scott from Tulsa sent Arnie and Marjorie Dagoba Organic Chocolate bars. Listen as Arnie & Marjorie sample chocolate bars containing out of this world things such as lavender and nibs.
     Are you looking everywhere you should be for figures? One listener reminded us about some often forgotten locations for toy runs. Listen this week to make sure that you are making the most of your toy runs.
     Remember, their contest with Wattographs is still underway where you can win a Mas Amedda figure signed by the actor who played the blue alien himself in Episodes II and III, David Bowers. Head on over to Review Star Wars to learn how to enter!

Star Wars Action News


BriansToys.com Newsletter
[Pete | 02/28/06]

     Brian's Toys has tons of great items to feature this week! They have a lot of new Saga 2 pre-orders available for order, so get yours today! Their Saga 2 set of 8 (Wave 3) is due to ship March 1st, so if you haven't already ordered your set, get yours today! Limited quantities will be available.
     They also recently received a huge shipment of AFA graded figures, and have tons of great new Vintage carded and loose figures available for sale ONLY at brianstoys.com! If you haven't already pre-ordered your Gentle Giant statues, order yours today. These also will have limited quantities available.

Brian's Toys


AC Pin Update - Imperial Garrison
[Pete | 02/28/06]

     Imperial garrisons are prefabricated bases deployed by Star Destroyers during the height of the planetary invasions. They are fully functional and self-sufficient to support ground troops that are essential in bringing Imperial occupation to non-compliant systems.

Imperial Garrison Overview  Detailed Pics of Underground Level


Visual Guide Update – Episode I
[Pete | 02/27/06]

     Today we have an update in the Episode 1 Visual Guide. The Holographic Qui-Gon Jinn was avaliable only at Wal*Mart but now you can see him here at JTA as well! Click below for a closer look!

Episode I Holographic Qui-Gon Jinn


Sideshow 12" Kit Fisto at the Star Wars Shop
[Pete | 02/27/06]

     Hyperspace Members...if you were not able to pre-order a Sideshow Collectibles 12" Kit Fisto now is your chance! Head on over to the Star Wars Shop, log into your account and pre-order yours today...they have a limited supply of these so don't delay...head over right now and place your order before they are all gone...again!


Stand Tall Display System Update
[Chuck | 02/26/06]

     Jim from Stand Tall Display System just passed along their next newsletter. Make sure you stop by and read all about Jim's Wookie fettish! Also, Michael's Review of the Week, a web site specializing in reviews from all areas of toy collecting has posted a very detailed review of Jim's Stand Tall Display System. There are plenty of pictures and details. So, make sure you check that out, then head over to Jim's eBay Store to see what he has to offer!




Visual Guide Update – LEGO
[Pete | 02/26/06]

     The LEGO Visual Guide gets another face lift today thanks again to JTA regular Rik Biel!! Todays update features all three sets from the 2003 line that focus on Jabba's palace and the rescue of Han Solo with the addition of Jabba's Message, Jabba's Prize and Jabba's Palace. Click the images below for a closer look or head on over to the LEGO Visual Guide to check out all the great LEGO building sets.

#4475 Jabba's Message #4476 Jabba's Prize
#4480 Jabba's Palace #4480 Jabba's Palace


New Gentle Giant / Entertainment Earth Exclusive
[Chuck | 02/25/06]

     It looks like the good folks over at the NJSWCC have unearthed a nice tidbit due out only from Entertainment Earth: A Gentle Giant exclusive Darth Vader Mini-bust from Revenge of the Sith, but this time the helmet is removed to reveal battle-ravaged Anakin Skywalker. Click on the image below for a close-up of the upcoming ad. You can read some discussion on it here. Rumor has it this will be going on sale next week.




Visual Guide Update – LEGO
[Pete | 02/25/06]

     Todays update in the LEGO Visual Guide is a trio of classic vehicles that were produced a few years back...The Snowspeeder, X-Wing and TIE Fighter were such hits that they have all been redesigned and re-released! A special thanks to JTA regular Rik Biel for sending in the photos for these three sets!

#7130 Snowspeeder
#7140 X-Wing #7146 TIE Fighter


BriansToys.com Newsletter
[Pete | 02/25/06]

     The Brian's Toys Newsletter is here as well as the Saga Geonosis wave...get your clones while they last! Also...place your pre-order for the Darth Maul FX saber, a set of the Vintage Style figures or the Coruscant wave! They also have plenty of great new Gentle Giant items up for order as well as plenty of your older favorites! Click below to read the full newsletter now!


MR Darth Vader Helmet Delay
[Pete | 02/25/06]

     Master Replicas informs us that after a careful inspection of the Darth Vader helmets that they decided to send them back to the manufacturer to have them make the necessary improvements. While it will take longer than hoped to get your Vader helmet, the great news is that you will be getting one that meets the high standards of a Master Replicas product. Refund or replacement options are available to everyone and more info can be found in the Master Replicas Blog.


Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant
[Pete | 02/24/06]

     With todays Gentle Giant Visual Guide update all four of the Episode III Clone Trooper 4-packs have been added to the guides. Check out the Battle Damaged white clone with rifle and Utapau clone with his blaster by clicking the images below!

Clone Trooper Army Builder Set 3 - (Utapau Clone in Window) – Battle Damaged (SWS.com)
White Trooper (Battle Damaged with blaster) (Clone Trooper Army Builder Set 3) (SWS.com)  Utapau Trooper (Battle Damaged with rifle) (Clone Trooper Army Builder Set 3) (SWS.com)


Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant
[Pete | 02/23/06]

     The Clone Trooper Builder 4-packs are nearly complete over in the Gentle Giant Visual Guide. Today the Battle Damaged 501st and Coruscant Clone Troopers from the set that has the Utapau Clone in the window have been added...check back tomorrow for more clones and click below to take a closer look at todays update.

 


Code 3 Vehicles Nearly Sold Out
[Pete | 02/23/06]

     If you have been waiting to buy a few of the Code 3 Star Wars vehicles time is running out on two of them. The Falcon is down to less than 50 of the run of 5,000 and the AT-ST is really down to the wire with less than 15 of the 1,500 still available! Click the images below to order before they are gone forever.

 


Visual Guide Update – Master Replicas
[Pete | 02/22/06]

     The next addition to the Master Replicas Scaled Saber Visual Guide is the Mace Windu lightsaber as seen in Attack of the Clones...bling included! Just check out the detail in this saber by clicking the images below!

 


New Gentle Giant Busts at the Star Wars Shop
[Pete | 02/21/06]

     Hot off the heels of Toy Fair the Star Wars shop has the Qui-Gon Jinn, Clone Trooper and Special Ops Clone Trooper Mini-Busts up for pre-order along with the Bounty Hunter Bust Ups Box Set. Click the images below to reserve yours today.

 


Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant
[Chuck | 02/21/06]

     The white clone trooper from the first Clone Trooper Army Builder set is now complete and added to the Gentle Giant Visual Guide. You can also see the group shot to compare each of the clones available in this set. Don't forget, some sets come with a chase Commander Gree, making that a total of 18 different clones available between these four sets!

  


Darth Maul Force FX Lightsaber On Sale
[Pete | 02/21/06]

     Collector's Society members it is now time to head on over to Master Replicas to order your long awaited for double bladed Darth Maul FX Lightsaber! You have the choice to wield one blade or two when you order the special double blade package for a special price of just $199 or purchase just one for $119. Click the image below to order yours now!


Star Wars Mail-aways – Another World of Collecting
[Chuck | 02/21/06]

     Everyone is anticipating the big marketing mail-away Galactic Hunt this spring, but George Lucas isn't the first mail-away Star Wars toy, and probably won't be the last. This weeks eBay spotlight takes a peek at just a few of the many mail-aways available over the years, starting with the very first one: the original early bird kit and early bird figures. After that, there were mail-aways every year through the vintage collecting years. There were figures, such as the Emperor, and several more display stands, like the display arena and a plastic stand with a cool Star Wars backdrop. Another very cool mail-away item was an ESB accessory kit that included some unique items, like a grapple hook and breath masks.

     The mail-aways didn't end with the vintage line. Their rebirth started with the previously never released Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise, offered through Froot Loops. We also saw an offer through Frito-Lay for a Spirit of Obi-Wan figure, and a very cool Episode I Mace Windu. There are many, many more, so search around and you might be surprised at the cool collectibles you can find!

         


Stand Tall Display System
[Chuck | 02/20/06]

     Stand Tall Display System has sent us their latest newsletter. Click here to read this weeks Star Wars anecdote, and check out his Display Stand System for yourself!




Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant
[Chuck | 02/20/06]

     Todays Visual Guide update continues our series of Clone Trooper army builders. The Gray Coruscant Clone Trooper Bust-up is the next to be added to the Gentle Giant gallery. This is the clean version with the rifle. You can see his counterpart with the blaster from set 2 in our Gentle Giant gallery.




Sideshow 12" Mace Windu Pre-Order Today!
[Pete | 02/20/06]

     Get ready because it is less than 2 hours away...Sideshow Collectibles will be putting the 12" Mace Windu up for pre-order at 10am Pacific Time. For those of you who are newsletter subscribers and have an online account with Sideshow will have the chance to order the Sideshow Exclusive with a Jango Fett head as the bonus accessory! Just click the image below to order your 12" Mace today!


Star Wars Action News Podcast
[Pete | 02/20/06]

     Star Wars Action News' latest pod cast is up and ready to enjoy. This week Arnie had another large box darken his doorway, and inside was a 2 foot tall dark lord of the Sith--Lord Vader from Sideshow with his partner, the ever squeaking mouse droid. The item is reviewed on the latest episode of Star Wars Action News!
     Plus Marjorie and Arnie learned all about what was shown at the New York Toy Fair this week, now our collecting pundits debate the various merits of the new toys which will be hitting shelves over the next few months.
     Remember, their contest with Wattographs is still underway where you can win a Mas Amedda figure signed by the actor who played the blue alien himself in Episodes II and III, David Bowers. Head on over to Review Star Wars to learn how to enter!


Toy Fair Coverage – Code 3 Update
[Pete | 02/20/06]

     Some follow-up from our visit at Code 3 during Toy Fair bring you even more information about the 2006 Star Wars offerings. They have confirmed that we will see the Episode I and Episode II Legendary Cast posters in 2006. They also wanted to let you know that the special Star Wars poster will be at the SDCC this summer, not in NYC as first thought. And finally, they are hard at work developing the next die cast vehicle, so stay tuned for more information. Check out the full coverage of Toy Fair right here.


Toy Fair 2006 – Miscellaneous Coverage
[Chuck | 02/19/06]

     The 2006 Jedi Temple Archives Toy Fair coverage officially wraps up today. We close out with a little miscellaneous coverage of the blizzard, and a sneak peak at what it's like at the huge Javits Convention Center. So, if you want to see what we walked through this year, then head on over to the Miscellaneous Gallery!




Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant
[Chuck | 02/19/06]

     The next clone Bust-up added to the Gentle Giant gallery is the very cool Utapau trooper from the first of two clean troop builder sets. Check out the guide for some of the others from the troop builder sets, and keep an eye on the front page as we add the rest of his brothers over the next few days.




BriansToys.com Newsletter #346
[Chuck | 02/19/06]

     Brianstoys.com has the next wave of vintage style figures up for pre-order, as well as the new greatest hits wave. And, in stock right now, is the very cool Astromech 5-packs. Check out their full newsletter here.




Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant
[Chuck | 02/18/06]

     The Gentle Giant gallery gets another boost today, with the addition of the clean blue clone trooper Bust-up from the army builder set.




Toy Fair Coverage – Kotobukiya Photo Gallery
[Chuck | 02/17/06]

     Kotobukiya didn't have any Star Wars on display at their Toy Fair booth, but stop on over to our Kotobukiya coverage page to find out what they told us about the next items coming out...




Gentle Giant 2006 Convention Exclusives Announced
[Chuck | 02/17/06]

      Gentle Giant gave us all kinds of information at Toy Fair, but one thing they kept to themselves was what their 2006 convention exclusives were going to be. Well, if you were wondering just how you were going to get your hands on that Darth Vader in flames Bust-up, or what else you were going to have to go crazy trying to get then wonder no more! Here's the breakdown for 2006:

Wizard World East – June 2-4
  • 2006 Tour Exclusive – Darth Vader Bust-Up


  • San Diego Comic Con – July 19-23
  • Deluxe Shock Trooper mini bust and Bust-Up
  • Death Eater mini bust – Lucius Malfoy
  • Clash of the Titans rotocast figures 3-pack – autographed by Ray Harryhausen
  • 2006 Tour Exclusive – Darth Vader Bust-Up


  • Gen Con Indy 2006 – August 10-13
  • Mara Jade mini bust
  • 2006 Tour Exclusive – Darth Vader Bust-Up


  • Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant
    [Chuck | 02/17/06]

         Today's Visual Guide update adds another guide to the ROTS Bust-up series. This time, it's the second clonetrooper, sporting the rifle instead of the blaster. Click below for details.




    Darth Maul Force FX Lightsaber
    [Chuck | 02/17/06]

         You've seen all the cool pictures, and now it is finally here! Master Replicas announced that the Darth Maul Force FX Lightsaber goes on sale to Collector's Society members on Feb. 21, and to the general public on Feb. 23. As previously reported, this will be available as an individual 'battle damaged' single-bladed ightsaber for $119, or as the full double-bladed lightsaber for $199. These will go on sale at 12 noon.




    Andrew's Toyz Update
    [Chuck | 02/17/06]

    Andrew from Andrew's Toyz lets us know the latest with the new Galactic Hunt figures...

    The ultimate galactic hunt is on! Available now for pre-order are the Saga Collection Ultimate Galactic Hunt figures. We are offering them by the case (2 sets per case). You can keep one set carded and mail the UPC's from the other set in to receive an exclusive George Lucas in Stormtrooper Disguise carded figure! Pre-order at Andrew's Toyz and pay only $95.00 per case. Compare this to $120+ prices on other sites. Our price is below retail. Order soon!


    Toy Fair Coverage – Hasbro Update
    [Chuck | 02/16/06]

         We've added our Hasbro write-up to the Hasbro Photo Gallery. Hop on over to see all the tidbits about Hasbro in 2006...




    Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection
    [Chuck | 02/16/06]

         Todays Visual Guide update features another from the Saga Collection. This one is a unique variant in the new Battle of Geonosis wave. Like Darth Vader, C-3PO comes packed in two different styles. C-3PO either comes packaged sporting a battle droid head, or his own head. What makes this so unique? Well, when he has the battle droid head, he comes packaged as a villian, and when he has his own head he is a hero. Which means double-trouble for card variation hunters. Because the villian version comes with villain mini-holograms, and the hero version comes with hero mini-holograms, making that 12 variations in all!

     


    Coruscant Wave and Hasbro Web Site Redesign
    [Pete | 02/16/06]

         Hasbro officially announced the Coruscant wave and launched and brand new sleek Saga Collection style site design...Click here to check it out!


    You Buy Now! Weekly Update
    [Pete | 02/16/06]

         Take a few minutes to check out the new items we received as well as the new stuff we made available for pre-order at You Buy Now. You can read a quick recap of this week's happenings right here!
         New Arrivals This Week

  • Luke Skywalker Ep. IV Mini Lightsaber
  • Star Wars Transformers
  • Kotobukiya Snowtrooper Statue


  • Visual Guide Update – Toy Fair 2006 Exclusives
    [Chuck | 02/15/06]

         The Gentle Giant and Titanium guides get updates today: Toy Fair exclusives! Hasbro had a bin full of these for their guests, and the good folks at Gentle Giant handed us the Vader in Flames as a thanks for stopping by. Neither one of these were labeled as a Toy Fair only exclusive, so we might just be seeing these later this year at another convention near you... In the mean time, you can enjoy these, JTA style!

      


    There's More Than Just Vintage Toys
    [Chuck | 02/15/06]

         Are you into collecting the Star Wars novels in hardback? If so, then don't forget about these! The Star Wars trilogy was re-released in hardback in 1995, but the true original hardbacks came out when the original movies came out. Our eBay spotlight looks at the 3 original hardbacks available: Star Wars, Empire Stikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. These can usually be found at quite a reasonable price for a vintage item... unless, of course, you have to have that slightly more expensive first edition...

         If you are just getting into hardback collecting, you can find a pretty up-to-date list of what's available here.

            


    Toy Fair Coverage – Sideshow Collectibles Photo Gallery
    [Chuck | 02/14/06]

         The Sideshow photo gallery is now live, head over to find out what's in store from the new makers of the new 12" line...




    Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection
    [Chuck | 02/14/06]

         We weren't able to get our Toy Fair exclusive visual guide up for today, so you will most likely get a double-dose of that tomorrow. But, we do have the first two figures from the Battle of Geonosis wave of the Saga Collection: a pair of geonosians. The articulation on Sun Fac makes this one worthy to add to the collection, and Poggle the Lessor, repacked from his Saga 2003 Screen Scene, sports a new paint job. Check out the images below to see if you think they are worthy of adding to your collection! And, don't forget alliance collectibles as your source for the Saga Collection figures.

      


    Happy Valentines Day From Jedi Temple Archives
    [Chuck | 2/14/05]

         Having 3 boys, my wife was tired of being left out of the loop when we would all get new Star Wars toys. So, she said she wanted a pink clone for Valentine's Day. Happy Valentines day honey, from me and the boys...

        


    Stand Tall Display System Update
    [Chuck | 02/14/06]

    Stand Tall Display System writes in with their latest newsletter. Jim lets us know some cool (and humorous) views about the latest line of figures, and tells us more about his cool display stand system. Check out the whole newsletter here.

    Stand Tall Display System


    Star Wars Action News Podcast
    [Pete | 02/14/06]

         Star Wars Action News' latest pod cast is up and ready to enjoy. Hello again, everyone. Star Wars Action News has been on the air for six months now, and they bring you our most geographically ambitious episode to date! Arnie and Marjorie went to Dallas, TX to have a wonderful steak, and it just so happened Anthony Daniels was signing autographs at the Sci Fi Expo Fan Day in Richardson, TX. They discuss the finds (or lack thereof) on the drive from Illinois to Texas, and interview Gary X from Wattographs at the con.
         However, one cannot talk about Star Wars collecting this week and not talk about Toy Fair taking place right now in New York, so Arnie interviewed us, Jedi Temple Archives, to get his first hand reaction to the new offerings from Sideshow, Gentle Giant, Master Replicas, Lego, and Hasbro. And he mentions something about getting a little snow in New York as well.
         Finally we have contests galore! We announce the winners of our contest with Andrews Toyz, so be sure to listen to see if you won.


    Visual Guide Update – Master Replicas
    [Pete | 02/13/06]

         On the heels of our Toy Fair Master Replicas coverage, we also continue our Master Replicas visual guide updates. Rounding out the standard version sabers from ROTS is THE Jedi Master himself, Yoda. Stay tuned for our next few days updates, we'll be bringing you Toy Fair exclusives Visual Guides from Hasbro and Gentle Giant!

      


    Toy Fair Coverage – Master Replicas Photo Gallery
    [Chuck | 02/13/06]

         Our Master Replicas coverage is now open. Hop on over to our photo gallery and write-up to see what's in store for high end collectibles in 2006-2007! Millennium Falcon anyone?




    Update from the Bounty Hunter
    [Pete | 02/13/06]

         The Bounty Hunter will be visiting Empire Day in the UK at the end of the month, where he is able to obtain autographs from first-time-ever signers from A New Hope and Return of the Jedi : Derek Lyons (Medal Bearer and Massassi Temple Guard), Salo Gardner (Trinto Duaba, from the Cantina scene), Tommy Weldin (Gela Yeens, one of Jabba’s henchmen), Peter Roy (Incom Engineer), Jerry Baker (Imperial Scanning Crew), Terence Mustoo (A-Wing Pilot), Terry Sach (A-Wing Pilot), Stephen Fitzalan (Mon Calamari Officer), Paul Bannon, Noel Hawkins and Mike Mungarven (all Stormtroopers). The Bounty Hunter has created an exclusive series of photos for the signing, but you’ll have to hurry. The offer expires on 20th February 2006!


    Toy Fair Coverage – Gentle Giant Photo Gallery
    [Chuck | 02/12/06]

         As promised, here's an awesome showroom full of Gentle Giant goodies due out in 2006...many Bothan spys plowed through the snow to bring you this information.




    Visual Guide Update – Master Replicas
    [Pete | 02/12/06]

         Just because we are in the middle of Toy Fair coverage does not mean we'll take a break from the Visual Guide updates. Tonight the Master Replicas visual guide is updated with Anakin Skywalker's Revenge of the Sith scaled saber. Click the images below for a closer look at the lightsaber Anakin was using as he turned to the Dark Side.

     


    BriansToys.com Newsletter
    [Pete | 02/12/06]

         The Brian's Toys Newsletter is packed once again with great Star Wars goodies. Head on over to pre-order the new VOTC carded set, the astromech 5-packs, AFA graded Kubrick, Vintage figures and more! Click the link below to head over and read the entire newsletter.


    Toy Fair Coverage – Gentle Giant Update
    [Chuck | 02/12/06]

         While we braved the blizzard to get to Toy Fair today, we were quite surprised by the blizzard that Gentle Giant unleashed! The quantity and quality of product coming out in 2006 was awesome, including the first mini-bust of an expanded universe character. We'll have our photo gallery up soon, including a nice preview of one of their small convention exclusives for 2006.


    Toy Fair Coverage – Master Replicas Update
    [Chuck | 02/12/06]

         Master Replicas thrilled us with their new Y-Wing studio scale, but that was nothing compared to what their next studio scale will be: The Millenium Falcon. They didn't have a prototype on hand, but the design boards and scaled reference were enough to whet our appetites! We also got to try out the new duel-bladed Darth Maul lightsaber. This very well done force FX saber will be available in both a single pack, and a 2-pack. We'll have our full photo gallery up later, which will also include the mini-blasters, poker set, and even an...umbrella? You have to see that one to believe it!


    Toy Fair Coverage – Sideshow Collectibles Update
    [Pete | 02/12/06]

         Sideshow had everything in their Star Wars line that has been announced to date on display, including the fantastic new 12" line. Check back later not only to see our photo gallery showing off the great detail in this new line, but also more information about the potential size of each 12" line, and what to expect from the Premium Format line.


    Toy Fair Coverage – Code 3 Photo Gallery
    [Chuck | 02/12/06]

         Code 3 didn't have anything new to announce, but they did let us check out the upcoming battle damaged Darth Vader's TIE Fighter. They also had a very attractive display of all of their sculpted movie posters. You can view our Code 3 photo gallery by heading to our Code 3 coverage page...




    Toy Fair Coverage – LEGO Photo Gallery
    [Chuck | 02/12/06]

         The LEGO Star Destroyer and Jabba's Sail Barge were the highlights of the Star Wars display at the LEGO showroom. Check out our photo gallery for some nice views of these awesome pieces!




    Toy Fair Coverage – Hasbro Photo Gallery
    [Chuck | 02/11/06]

         Our Hasbro photo gallery is now live, with pictures ranging from the newest titaniums to R2 in his spud gear! Even George showed up at the showroom, sort of...





    Hasbro Toy Fair – 2006 Convention Exclusive
    [Chuck | 02/11/06]

         We continue our 2006 Toy Fair coverage with a little Hasbro treat. Hasbro's showroom was stocked full of goodies, as usual, including a bin full of the previously announced gold Darth Vader TIE Fighter, but now stamped with '2006 Convention Exclusive'. They didn't let us in on which conventions this will be at, but keep your eyes peeled and don't run to eBay just yet! Check out the images below to see if it's something that will be on your hunt list. Stay tuned, our mega Hasbro gallery is coming up next...

        

         


    Toy Fair Coverage – LEGO Update
    [Pete | 02/11/06]

         We got a nice view of the 2006 product during LEGO's preview event. Highlighted in this preview were the fantastic looking Star Destroyer and Jabba's Sail Barge. Be sure to stop by later when we roll out the full LEGO photo gallery.



    Toy Fair Coverage – Code 3 Update
    [Pete | 02/11/06]

         We've just come out of our appointment with Code3 Collectibles Showroom and the big news is that in 2 weeks we'll see a new Star Wars Legendary Cast poster revealed at the New York Comic Con. Stop by a bit later in the day for more info and plenty of images of the Code3 showroom.



    Visual Guide Update – Master Replicas
    [Chuck | 02/11/06]

         Today we have some nice Toy Fair coverage in store for you, but that doesn't mean you don't get a Visual Guide update too! Check out our Master Replicas guide for yet another .45 scaled lightsaber. This time it is the grand-daddy of all Sith, Darth Sidious!

      



    Sideshow Collectibles Announces The Next Jedi...
    [Chuck | 02/10/06]

          Sideshow Collectibles does not appear to be letting up! Right after the Han Solo pre-order, they announced that the next 12" figure will be the Jedi Master Mace Windu! Click the image below to get a full preview of an awesome likeness of Master Windu.





    Hasbro Makes Things Official
    [Chuck | 02/10/06]

         We've seen alot of things floating around as the run-up to toy fair continues, and 1 day before Hasbro opens it's showroom doors starwars.com has made alot of rumors official. They've released information on the foil cards, the treasure hunt figures, official images of the next VOTC wave, and some really cool Clone Wars images, including come previously unreleased troopers. Click on over to read the full report, and don't forget to check here tomorrow evening for detailed photos from Hasbo's showroom!

      




    Sideshow Collectibles Bespin Han Solo Pre-order
    [Chuck | 02/10/06]

         Don't forget, today is the day to order Sideshow's next 12" figure: Bespin Han Solo. It will go on sale sometime between 10am-10:30am PST . The previous pre-orders have sold out fast, so don't wait! Don't forget, you must be a registered newsletter subscriber in order to get this priority pre-order!




    Visual Guide Update – Master Replicas
    [Chuck | 02/10/06]

         Darth Vader is the next sith lord to be featured in our Master Replicas series of Visual Guide updates. Click on the images below to view the .45 scale version of his ROTS lightsaber.

      


    R2D Toys Update
    [Chuck | 02/09/06]

    The latest news from R2D Toys: Pick up the stunning Code 3 Gunship at an AMAZING closeout price of just £119 THIS WEEKEND ONLY!!!!! LESS THAN HALF PRICE! (was £289!)
          Don`t hang around, we can only afford to offer this crazy deal for the next 72hrs and at this LOW LOW price they won`t last long, and when they are gone they are gone.

    R2DToys


    Master Replicas LE Qui-Gon Jinn Lightsaber
    [Chuck | 02/09/06]

         Today's the day to order the Master Replicas LE and CE Qui-Gon Jinn lightsaber replica. Starting at noon EST, non-collector's society members get their chance to place orders. If you are not a CS member and want to get a jump start on ordering this, click here to join. Also, don't forget that the studio scale Y-wing is also up for preorder.

      

    Update: Now available to order!


    Visual Guide Update – Master Replicas
    [Chuck | 02/09/06]

         The Sith updates continue in the Master Replicas guide. This time, Darth Tyranus makes his debut in the scaled replica section.

      


    You Buy Now! Weekly Update
    [Chuck | 02/08/06]

        You Buy Now's latest newsletter is just in. They have quite a few new Star Wars items in, including the very cool astromech 5-packs. They also have the saga collection Hoth wave, and more galactic heroes. Check out their entire newsletter for more deals.

    You Buy Now!


    Visual Guide Update – Master Replicas
    [Pete | 02/08/06]

         The scaled version of Darth Vader's lightsaber is the latest addition to the Master Replicas guide. Click below to take a closer look!

      


    New Diorama at StarconstruX– Inside the AT-AT
    [Chuck | 02/07/06]

         The creative guys over at StarconstruX have sent us an update featuring a very cool (and creative) diorama: the inside of an AT-AT! Head on over to check out some cool close-ups of this diorama!

         


    Visual Guide Update – Master Replicas
    [Chuck | 02/07/06]

         Todays Master Replicas update features another ROTS scaled lightsaber. This time it's Anakins gold chase version. Many of the scaled sabers are available in a standard version and a gold chase version. Take a closer look at how cool these gold sabers are:

      


    The Ghost of Toy Fair Past
    [Chuck | 02/07/06]

         As Toy Fair fast approaches, our Ebay spotlight takes a look back at some of the cool items offered at Toy Fair in past years. The most popular, of course, is the elusive Toy Fair Vader from 2002. Gentle Giant got in on the action the past few years with exclusive bust-ups, like the blue clone from 2004. Last year, Hasbro stepped it up a notch and offered a very unique Press Kit with spinning Anakin/Vader figures promoting their upcoming ROTS line. But, if you thought cool exclusives at Toy Fair were a new thing, take a look at this very cool offering from Kenner in 1982!

        




    Visual Guide Update – Master Replicas
    [Pete | 02/06/06]

         The Master Replicas visual guide gets the addition of the 2004 release of Darth Maul's Battle Damaged lightsaber! Click below for a closer look and check back as we add more Master Replicas items in the days to come! And don't forget that the link to the Master Replicas Visual Guides is added to the VG menu to the left for easy access to the guides!

     


    Star Wars Action News Podcast
    [Pete | 02/06/06]

         Star Wars Action News' latest pod cast is up and ready to enjoy. On February 11th Anthony Daniels will be appearing in Richardson, TX at the Sci-Fi Expo Fan Day, and Marjorie & Arnie are packed and ready to drive down and attend! This is their first convention visit of 2006 and to kick off another year of conventions, Marjorie shares her preparation tips for a fun and successful convention!
         In addition, this past week has seen the announcement of quite a few new Star Wars items ranging in price from $0.25 (the Star Wars: Legacy comic book, issue 0) to several hundred dollars (the Qui-Gon Jinn LE saber). Arnie and Marjorie give their impressions of these new items.
         Don't forget to head over to Podcast Alley and cast your vote for SWAN as the best Star Wars pod cast you listen to!.


    Visual Guide Update – Master Replicas
    [Chuck | 02/05/06]

         Today we premiere another new section here at JTA: Master Replicas! We'll be rolling out some guides to start filling up this section over the coming weeks, but for now we thought it would make a great resource if you want to see exactly what has been available over the last few years. We'll start you off with Obi-Wan's .45 scale lightsaber from ROTS.

      




    Jedi Temple Archives 2006 Toy Fair Coverage
    [Chuck | 02/04/06]

          It's that time of the year again: Toy Fair! It's only 1 week away so we wanted to get the ball rolling and get you ready for our full coverage event. Head over to our preview page to see everything we will be covering. Then, check back here on the 11th for our up-to-the-minute coverage!





    Visual Guide Update – Galactic Heroes
    [Pete | 02/04/06]

         The Galactic Heroes section gets an update today with the addition of Luke Skywalker's X-Wing Racer. This cool 2 in 1 vehicle can change from a dune buggy racer into an X-wing with the pull of a stick! Check it out by clicking below!

     


    BriansToys.com Newsletter
    [Pete | 02/04/06]

         Brian's Toys has Astromech Droids, TSC Hoth wave, great deals on the blue Saga Carded Cantina Aliens and more! DOn't forget to check out their Master Replicas and Vintage sections too. Click here to read their entire newsletter.


    MR Special Ops Helmet Plaque Update
    [Pete | 02/04/06]

         Master Replicas has sent out a letter to everyone who ordered the Special Ops helmet to address the issue of missing plaques. They did not send out individually numbered plaques as they believe it could compromise the integrity of this limited edition item. Instead they will issue a total edition size plaque that will show the total edition size of 750 along with the Authorized Retailer logo to distinguish it as an Authorized Retailer exclusive. If the e-mail escaped your in box you can read about all your options in their Mr. Blog.


    R2D Toys Stock Update
    [Pete | 02/03/06]

         R2D Toys has a bunch of great stuff in and hot off the truck including the Kotobukiya Snowtrooper (£39), the Star Wars Boba Fett and Darth Vader Customs and most of the Saga 2006 Battle Of Hoth is in stock!. Also, remember that the 30% Offer on most Episode 3 Items will end next week, so this will be your last Weekend chance to grab a ROTS bargain!

    R2DToys


    Visual Guide Update – LEGO
    [Pete | 02/03/06]

         The LEGO Visual Guide now includes the 2006 Slave I complete with rotating wings, cockpit seat and front cannons along with a heap of great compartments that move and projectiles that fire! Oh yeah...don't forget the Dengar and IG-88 mini-figs! We've also add the B-Wing with opening wings, weighted rotating cockpit and space port! Check them out in the LEGO Visual Guide or by clicking the images below.

     


    Bounty Hunter Bust-Ups - Round 2
    [Pete | 02/03/06]

         Looks like we'll be seeing another round of the Bounty Hunter bust-ups. This wave, featuring a new Boba Fett, IG-88 and Darth Vader also comes with Bossk, 4-LOM, Zuckuss and Dengar. This looks like it may wind up being an exclusive set, but we'll just need to wait to hear the offical word on this. Thanks to Gregorbian for the tip!


    Sideshow 12" Han Solo
    [Pete | 02/03/06]

         Sideshow Collectibles has revealed the first in the next series of their 12" line...Bespin Han Solo! Pre-Orders begin February 10th 2006 between 10AM-10:30AM PST so be ready and make sure you are a registered newsletter subscriber and sideshow account holder by Thursday, February 9th, 2006, 11:59PM! Click below for a closer look.


    Master Replicas Qui-Gon Jinn Lightsaber
    [Pete | 02/03/06]

         Master Replicas has revealed the long awaited for Qui-Gon Jinn Limited Edition lightsaber and it will go on sale to Collectors Society members only on Feb. 7 at 9:00am Pacific time. If you are not a Collectors Society member yet, now is the time...click here to join so you don't miss out! Any remaining pieces will go on sale to the general public two days later.
         They have also revealed their new Collector's Edition lightsaber featuring a machined aluminum sleeve and a cast resin body and metal details, along with a new style stand that displays the lightsaber in a vertical position. These will be unlimited editions.


    You Buy Now! Weekly Update
    [Pete | 02/03/06]

         Marvel Legends Series 12, South Park, Sin City and More. We have a lot of great new items in stock as well as some new stuff available for pre-order at You Buy Now. You can read a quick recap of this week's happenings right here!
         New Arrivals This Week

  • Star Wars Clone Troopers Bust Ups
         New Items Available for Pre-Order
  • Life Size Yoda Monument


  • Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection
    [Chuck | 02/02/06]

         Thanks to Alliance Collectibles we've now completed yet another section in our Saga Collection Visual Guide! Darth Vader and General Rieekan round out the last 2 from the Hoth wave. Darth Vader was available carded in 2 different poses: an action pose, and a standing pose. This Darth Vader was also previously released in the "500th Darth Vader" package, but this time he sports a very subtle paint scheme difference, most notably on his right shoulder where his armor is slightly snow-washed.

     

      


    Gloss Gold Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced X1
    [Pete | 02/02/06]

         Looks like a gold version of Darth Vader's TIE Fighter is in the mix of the Titanium vehicle line. Click the images below and thanks to DarkKnight2k4 for the heads up!

     


    Star Wars Experience - 2004 Toy Fair
    [Pete | 02/02/06]

         As we continue to bolster our Star Wars Experience archives we thought that now would be a good time to add one of our Toy Fair Experiences for you. The 2004 Toy Fair saw the beginning of the scene specific card backs once again with the introduction of the OTC line and great companies like Gentle Giant and Master Replicas had plenty to show off!
         Click here to take a trip to the past in order to prepare for a trip back to NYC next week! Got questions you'd like us to ask when we're in town...head on over to the Jedi Temple War Room and let them fly in the "Suggestion Threads".


    MR Darth Vader Helmet Update
    [Pete | 02/02/06]

         Master Replicas has sent out a letter to everyone who ordered the Darth Vader helmet to address the various issues that folks were having with the quality of helmets. They are hard at work to make sure everyone receives a perfect helmet. If the e-mail escaped your in box you can read about all your options in their Mr. Blog.


    Ebay Spotlight – Vintage POTF Yakface
    [Chuck | 02/01/06]

         Our ebay spotlight item this week is probably one of the top ten most sought after vintage carded figures: the POTF Yak Face. It doesn't look like prices are getting any lower on this one either, with bidding already in the thousands! But, it doesn't cost anything to take a look at this gem! This one is also AFA graded for all you AFA fans.




    EIII Clone Mini-Busts
    [Pete | 02/01/06]

         More Gentle Giant mini-busts have been revealed. This time Universmarvel.com has the scoop on an Episode III Clone Trooper, 501st Trooper and Utapau Trooper. Click below for a closer look


    Qui-Gon Jinn Mini-Bust
    [Pete | 02/01/06]

         It seems like our buddies over at MasEFX.com have stumbled upon a Qui-Gon Jiin mini-bust! At long last..thank the Force!! Click the image below to go take a closer look!


    Visual Guide Update – LEGO
    [Pete | 02/01/06]

         The new year is finally making its way into the LEGO Visual Guide! Today we add a few classic vehicles along with one vehicle that is destined to become a classic one day. The Imperial V-Wing Fighter, A-Wing and TIE Interceptor can all be seen up close by visiting the LEGO Visual Guide or simply by clicking the images below.



     


    Titanium Images at Hasbro
    [Pete | 02/01/06]

         Hasbro has given us a healthy dose of Titanium today with images of the Ultra Boba Fett Slave I and Snowspeeder, the 3" vehicle line and the die-cast figures! Click below to head over to Hasbro to see all the details.

     


    Code 3 Darth Vader TIE Fighter Shipping
    [Pete | 02/01/06]

         Keep an eye out for that mailman of yours...the Code 3 Collectibles Darth Vader TIE Fighter has started to ship! This remarkable display piece is the ultimate in die cast modeling, complete with its own custom designed display base, stand and nameplate. Click here to place your order today.


    More Vehicles in 2006?
    [Pete | 02/01/06]

         Our good buddies over at Rebel Scum have the Force whispering in their ears again and this time it tells them about some Target exclusives, including a possible Kit Fisto Jedi Starfighter, Snowspeeder and something called Mace Windu's Squadron...but wait...there's more!! Click here to read up on the latest rumor list. They've also got some info on what's coming in to TRU right here


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