We have a sneak peek of the Entertainment Earth exclusive Finn (First Order Disguise)/Captain Phasma Two-Packs set from the Star Wars [The Last Jedi] line. As you may or may not know, this set was temporarily canceled until Entertainment Earth salvaged it and took it on as their exclusive. The set is more excellent than expected. The Finn (First Order Disguise) turned out nicely. He still comes with inadequate articulation of which is required to battle Captain Phasma. Captain Phasma is all-new as well but has been significantly retooled. And most importantly, she comes with the spear she used to attempt to defeat Finn. The figure uses Force Link technology. Interestingly, you can use the Force Link 2.0 wristband to make the figures talk. Between Captain Phasma’s rich English accent and Finn’s fast-talking, it’s challenging to make out their five phrases each. Anyway, check out our full gallery ion this set. We thank Entertainment Earth for providing us with this sample for review. The review is coming soon! Order yours today HERE.
We have a sneak peek look for you tonight of the R2-F1P/R5-232/R2-S8/R5-PHT Solo: A Star Wars Story Droid Factory four-pack. It appears that we might see new Droid Factory droid parts in the future as evidenced by the new parts included here, namely the restraining bolts. R2-S8 is the standout astromech droid of the set (who looks a lot like R2-MK by the way) and has some of the best paint operations we have seen in this line to date. Still, all droids are still missing foot wires which is an ongoing setback. Check out this great set early in our RDRs by clicking the image below.
We are consistently adding new photo galleries of the new Solo: A Star Wars Story products to our RDR database. Be sure to check them out!
We’ve added a bunch of brand new Star Wars figures to our RDR database (all early pages). But there are some fantastic figures in this mix, like the Kessel Guard and Lando Calrissian. There are other great figure to check out too like Qi’ra (Corellia) and the Stormtrooper (Mimban) figure. Check them out in our Star Wars [Solo] page by clicking HERE.
It’s officially Solo: A Star Wars Story product launch day! We have a couple of rough review pages for you to check out. Click the banner below to check out what we’ve added thus far. More will be added soon!
But be sure to check out our new gallery on the Star Wars [The Last Jedi] Wampa/Luke Skywalker (Hoth) set by click the banner below. My goodness what a great set it is.
We have completely reviewed The Vintage Collection wave 17 and The Black Series [Phase III] wave 16. (We also reviewed the awesome Dewback/Sandtrooper set as well.) Be sure to check back at midnight as we begin to add the Solo: A Star Wars Story products to our database.
The Vintage Collection is BACK baby, and we have a sneak peek of wave 17 for you. That’s right. We said wave 17. Hasbro left this poor collection in the dust with wave 16 in September 2012. After five and a half brutally grueling and long years, collectors can once again have something to call their own. Review pages and some images are rough, but check out Rebel Soldier (Hoth), Supreme Leader Snoke, Rey (Jakku), Kylo Ren and the First Order Stormtrooper. Jyn Erso is coming soon.
The Darth Vader Star Wars Toybox figure has arrived at Disney Store! Check out our sneak peek right now in our Research Droids Reviews. Review coming soon!!
We have a sneak peek for you of the last wave of Star Wars [The Last Jedi] Force Link figures. Although most of these cancelled figures have been saved by Entertainment Earth, this line has shown everyone that new Star Wars Entertainment is arriving at a pace that doesn’t benefit merchandising and can’t be sustained by retail. Anyway, be sure to check out C’ai Threnalli, First Order Flametrooper and the single-packed Emperor Palpatine right now in our RDRs. Reviews start Sunday!
Well. Hasbro has raised The Black Series 6″ line to a whole new bar. It’s 2018, so that means that all new 6″ figures will be graced with “photorealistic” technology which more simply put means these figures are off the charts when it comes to quality. Both Rey (Island Journey) and DJ (Canto Bight) are easily two of the best 6″ figures Hasbro has produced since 2013. THEY MUST GO BACK AND CORRECT THEIR TRAVESTIES OF YEARS PAST! We’re not even kidding. Rey (Island Journey) is so good it makes us forget what made us dislike her in The Force Awakens. Her facial paint operations are stunning. The rest of her paint operations and smart use of soft-goods (upgraded by Hasbro during production) are equally good too. DJ (Canto Bight), yeah, we’re not crazy about his character either. But the figure is gorgeous and looks JUST LIKE Benicio. Check out early galleries and collector notes for both figures by clicking each thumbnail below. Reviews are coming VERY soon! See why Hasbro should receive thunderous applause for these two efforts. (Clone Captain Rex coming soon too!)
Hasbro has banged out quite a few exclusives this year in The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ line across MANY retailers. We have been fervently keeping up with all of them as of the beginning of December, JTA is the only fan site on the web where you can find them all archived. Click the banner below if you need to catch up on any you might have missed. And thank you for your continued support of our Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides. We do this for all of you.
We’re only hours from seeing Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi in theaters. Be sure to catch up on all the latest Hasbro action figures, playsets and vehicles from Hasbro’s Star Wars [The Last Jedi] toy line in our Research Droids Reviews. We have all the latest products fully archived and reviewed for your perusal and feedback.
Over two months ago in early October, we gave you a complete look at the stunning Jaina Solo (Legends) figure. Now you can check out the rest of the figures in the wave. Reviews for the rest are coming soon!
Hasbro has produced one of the greatest 3.75″ three-packs the line has ever seen with this release. Love them or hate them, the 5POA figures included in this set represent some of the best/finest likenesses of three core Original Trilogy characters. Most of the figures in this set come with more than 5POA. The figures are NOT perfect, but the approaches made with them show that Hasbro is committed to creating products that are as faithful as possible to their onscreen counterparts. Emperor Palpatine is the best Episode VI version of the character ever. Luke Skywalker could not be more reminiscent of the 1983 figure. And, while as simple as it could be done, the Emperor’s Royal Guard is exactly what we need for an “at attention” iteration of them. Start praying now that Hasbro takes the digital files, at the very least, of the Emperor Palpatine figure and develop a glorious The Vintage Collection version. We all have waited WAY too long for that figure. Also, be sure to come back and check out the review on Black Friday where I have a couple of cool snippets of trivia that you may or may not know about these figures. Click any image below to be taken to the early draft of the RDR.
We have a sneak peek for you tonight of the latest wave of Two-Packs sets. Interestingly, one of them this time is a three-pack. The Rose (First Order Disguise)/BB-8/BB-9E set is about as average as they come. The new sculpt of Rose is nice, but the deco is not great. The BB units are all-new sculpts as well, and they look about average. But their Force Link sound effects are divine. You can tell them apart too. BB-8 is more high-pitched, and BB-9E is mostly lower tones. It’s like they communicate by farting. It’s great. (The Disney Parks versions are infinitely better. We’ve added comparison pictures for you to see for yourselves.) The Chirrut Imwe/Baze Malbus is a pure joy if you’re a fan of the film. Chirrut finally gets his bowcaster rifle and says one-half of his immortal line from the film. Hasbro goofed by not completing it with Force Link. (We’re quite disappointed by this.) Baze Malbus is more of the same, but it’s cool to have him talk this time. Anyway, click the thumbnails below to check out the Photo Gallery and Collector Notes for each review now. Full reviews start tomorrow!
Well, Rey (Jedi Training) (Crait) is a bit of a conundrum. The figure looks about as perfect as it can without the “photo realistic” technology and is certainly a step up from the basic release. But we’re thinking that the soft-goods might be working against this figure somewhat. The environmental pieces are awesome, but they don’t connect that well and don’t lay flatly against a flat surface when assembled. The metal accessories are a nice touch, but are collectors going to care? Also, we’re not sure if Rey’s “zombie” colored skin is intentional, or if she sustains some bruising in this film. Of particular note, she has a cut on her right arm. Does she get violent with Luke Skywalker in Episode VIII? Hmm. Check out our Photo Gallery and Collector Notes now. The review is hitting tomorrow!
Check out early Photo Galleries and Collector Notes for the first wave of Disney Store’s Star Wars Toybox Figures. These are pretty nice and loaded with The Vintage Collection quality articulation. If Disney started making realistically styled action figures with this high level of quality, we think Hasbro would be in big trouble. They’re in between the 3.75″ scale and the 6″ scale which creates another whole problem for collectors on the fence about starting a new line. Click through to check out these three figures. We think you’re going to love them too.
We have a sneak peek of the Rogue One Shoretrooper Captain Vs. Bistan Two-Packs set for you tonight. An overall nice release, it still has the typical paint operation issues and articulation issues that simply articulated figures typically have. In all honesty, it’s just great that this set didn’t get cancelled. We not only thank Entertainment Earth for getting this set out to the public, but for also providing us with this review sample. And be sure to pay attention on our front page because Entertainment Earth has provided another set for a give-away that will be held here at Jedi Temple Archives. Stay tuned for more! Click the images below to check out this great set!
The review is forthcoming, but you can check out the Photo Gallery and Collector Notes on the Star Wars [The Last Jedi] General Leia Organa Force Link figure.
We have a sneak peek for you of the newest wave of Force Link basic figure before we begin the reviews tomorrow! Check out galleries and collector notes for these figures now. DJ (Canto Bight) is a nice figure, but it doesn’t look much like Benicio Del Toro at all. He comes with an all-new and very cool blaster that looks like something from the Old West. R2-D2 is the star of the wave for us. Hasbro resurrected the Build A Droid sculpt for this figure and we couldn’t be more elated about it. Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile) looks much better without his hood but comes with two extra points of articulation: swivel wrists. And Rey (Island Journey) is really just a reason for Hasbro to double dip on a version of this character we already have, but this all-new sculpt does come with swivel elbows this time around. Click any of the images below to be taken to our Research Droids Reviews on this wave of figures. General Leia Organa and Jyn Erso (Jedha) will be forthcoming.
Are you interested to know if Supreme Leader Snoke’s Throne Room attaches to Kylo Ren’s Throne Room? Of course you are! We have taken a few quick pictures to show you if they are able to connect together, and even added a few extra figures to recreate a scene that we don’t even know if it exists! Click each thumbnail below for the reveals! If you’re interested in learning more about these figures separately, be sure to check them all in our in our Research Droids Reviews RIGHT NOW!
Supreme Leader Snoke (Throne Room) • Kylo Ren (Throne Room) • Elite Praetorian Guard (50) • Senate Guard/Imperial Royal Guard/Emperor’s Shadow Guard (Legends)/Elite Praetorian Guard (With Double Blade)
Finally, we have an advanced look for you on the Walgreens exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi (Force Spirit) figure. If you recall, JTA broke the news of this upcoming figure back in January. The figure is alright we suppose, but it’s nothing incredibly noteworthy. New collectors are already clamoring how amazing this figure looks, but longtime collectors have long been aware of this approach Hasbro utilized to recreate the “Force spirit” effect. It was first done with the very popular 2007 TAC Anakin Skywalker’s Spirit (30 45) figure. Obi-Wan Kenobi is based on the San Diego Comic Con exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi figure’s sculpt but this time has been cast in translucent plastic and has been given a new sheer soft-goods purple robe. It looks good, but it’s also familiar. Check out the photo gallery now in our Research Droids Reviews.
We also have a sneak peek of the GameStop exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Supreme Leader Snoke (Throne Room) figure. We’re unable to see any of the interest this figure has created in so many fans, but whatever. This new villain in The Last Jedi looks like a recycled Emperor Papatine more than anything to us, but the 6″ figure is well made regardless. With premium soft-goods and some awkward features (Is that his ring or is he just happy to see us? AND Is that cod piece a leftover prop from Cameo’s “Word Up” music video?) We’re not sure, but the figure does have some major Hugh Hefner like qualities. Let’s just hope this one doesn’t subjugate women too. Check out the photo gallery now in our Research Droids Reviews.
We have an early look for you with the Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ Kylo Ren (Throne Room) figure. We know, another Kylo Ren, right? The figure has merit however. A new/revised human portrait accents his scar and bruised eyes. The inclusion of a metal Kylo Ren helmet (portrait) and lightsaber hilt are strange additions, but noteworthy because of their authenticity. The figure also boasts a soft-goods cloak which fits better than we thought it would. And the inclusion of a three-part Throne Room floor is the icing on the cake. We’re not sure how this figure will perform at Walmart this season, but we hope it does well so we can get some other more interesting environmental display stands in the future. Check out the photo gallery now in our Research Droids Reviews. With special thanks to Yakface.com, you can search for this figure using the Walmart SKU of 287877571. The UPC is in the Collector Notes in our review.
We have a sneak peek for you of The Black Series [Phase III] Jaina Solo (Legends) (56) figure! Save for her facial paint operations, she’s about the most perfect 6″ figure we have ever seen Hasbro produce thus far. They’ve even added a new hinge-jointed waist to this figure for optimal movement. From the interchangeable outfits (you really get two for the price of one here) to the wealth of her many accessories, 6″ fans are going to have to search their souls if they decide to pass on this beauty. Equally Han Solo as she is General Leia, Jaina Solo (Legends) is everything you have expected from the TBS6 line. Hasbro has delivered big here. And it make us feel like she is the Rey that never was. We’ll go cry in a corner now. Check her out!
Wow! We have gotten through an entire month of Force Friday II product RDRs and VGs already and there is no end in sight and we head into October! If you’ve missed any, be sure to go back and check out what we covered. Tomorrow is October 1st, and we’ll continue to look at the many Hasbro products from the Star Wars [The Last Jedi] and The Black Series [Phase III] action figure lines! We’d also like to say thank you for your interactions and comments too. Keep ’em coming! Be sure to also follow our VG updates for the Star Wars [The Last Jedi] HERE and the The Black Series [Phase III] HERE as well.
Well that took forever. Check out an early sneak peek of the awesome “Guardians Of Evil” The Black Series [Phase III] GameStop and Barnes & Noble exclusive four-pack. In short, the Senate Guard and the Emperor’s Shadow Guard (from The Force Unleashed) are the highlights of the set. But it’s also still fun to army build the Imperial Royal Guard and get a different Elite Praetorian Guard to round out your ranks as well. The RDR is coming soon, but check out the 84 image gallery now! We hope that THIS ‘RUMOR REPORT’ makes a whole lot more sense to everyone now. 🙂
We just received our sample of the Toys R Us exclusive Admiral Ackbar/First Order Officer two-pack which is part of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" line. The review is coming soon, but you can check out the gallery now!
If you’re interested, you can also check out full galleries of the latest Droid Factory figures from Disney Parks including the inner workings of the new BB droids from the cool new four-pack. There is also a gallery showing Resistance astromech droids R4-X2 and Y5-X2. Check it all out in our Research Droids Reviews.
We’re consistently adding new photo galleries of the new Force Friday II products in our Research Droids Reviews. If you know how to access the backdoor, good for you, if you don’t, check out the rest of wave 13 which includes jaw-dropping versions of Poe Dameron and Finn (First Order Disguise) by clicking the link below.
We just got back from New England so of course the first thing we do is generate a sneak peek gallery of the HASCON exclusive Clone Captain Rex The Black Series [Phase III] 6″ figure. Simply stated, it’s a great release. Hasbro did a fine job on replicating this character in realistic style and including functional parts while providing collectors with a fantastic likeness. Older parts have been reused for Clone Captain Rex, but he has also been given plenty of new parts too. The paint job is fantastic and the deco is evenly placed and nicely applied. The accessories are generous and sized appropriately. The review is coming soon, but you can check out our 40-image gallery and basic Collector Notes now. Enjoy!
Back in January we “teased” an exclusive rumor that focused around a wave of Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ figures. The lineup ended up changing a bit, although we’re now inclined to believe the female X-wing pilot from Episode VII was confused for Rose. Snoke was bumped out of many initial assortments for reasons still unknown, but we imagine he is still planned for The Vintage Collection. And of course we didn’t know what the “new” Royal Guards were going to look like until the new production images leaked. Now thanks to another source of ours we’re able to provide you with a first look at this final wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75″ figures (which are technically Walmart exclusives at this very moment) but should be available everywhere online soon! Slated with a November street date, you can check out these four super-articulated 3.75″ action figure RIGHT NOW!
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