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FlashBack Review: Commander Bly - TCW [S2] - CW39

Posted by Paul | January 29, 2015 at 04:51 PM EDT |

Commander Bly

  • Collectible: Commander Bly (CW39)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #274
  • Original Publication Date: February 21, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 190th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

The next two waves of The Empire Strikes Back figures featured on their Return of the Jedi card backs are our next update. Only a select few of these figures made it to the next card back style (POTF), with the rest of them showing up for the very last time on a Vintage card back right here on the Return of the Jedi card back. Click through for the full look at the next 10 figures!

You Only Want The New Figures? Dorkside Toys Has You Covered!

Posted by Paul | January 29, 2015 at 12:25 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys is now offering Han Solo Stormtrooper and Bossk The Black Series 6" figure as a set for only $41.99!

Hasbro Star Wars Rebels Poster Revealed

Posted by Chuck | January 29, 2015 at 10:34 AM EDT |

As if to taunt us with figures we can't find anywhere en masse, Hasbro has offered a downloadable two-sided Star Wars Rebels poster with their latest newsletter. Click here for the full download! Click through for smaller preview thumbnails...

Takara Metal Star Wars Figures Up For Pre-order!

Posted by Paul | January 29, 2015 at 07:34 AM EDT |

While not really "news" for those of us that follow stunning Japanese Star Wars collectibles, JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has just put up for pre-order four 3" Star Wars metal figures which include Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, R2-D2 and C-3PO. While mostly metal, they do contain some plastic parts and are articulated. Click through for more details!

Review: Ishi Tib - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | January 29, 2015 at 01:35 AM EDT |

In 1998 we definitely all wanted an Ishi Tib action figure, but not this particular Ishi Tib. But this is still a great Ishi Tib until we get the Ishi Tib we originally wanted. Are you confused yet? Don't worry. We explain it 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.

Ishi Tib

It look like the second wave of the Rebels Mission Series line is making its way to more and more TARGET locations. JTA reader Alex S. provides proof of his find. Guess what he didn't find? Rebels Saga Legends figures!

FlashBack Review: Hondo Ohnaka - TCW [S2] - CW41

Posted by Paul | January 28, 2015 at 07:37 PM EDT |

Hondo Ohnaka

  • Collectible: Hondo Ohnaka (CW41)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #266
  • Original Publication Date: February 13, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 391st most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store - Winter Sale!

Posted by Chuck | January 28, 2015 at 06:03 PM EDT |

Big Bad Toy Store is having two great sales... click below to check each one out, and click here to view their full newsletter!

WINTER SALE! - Over 3500 products have had their prices reduced!
HOT TOYS & SIDESHOW SALE! - 100 Items have been discounted from 1/6 scale figures to premium format figures.

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

Big Bad Toy Store

TBS6 Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise) Full Gallery

Posted by Paul | January 28, 2015 at 11:25 AM EDT |

We have a full gallery to share with you of the new Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise) figure from JTA friend and reader Robert N. Please click through to see the gallery on our Facebook page.

Our next round of card back updates feature a look at the figures from The Empire Strikes Back as they appeared on their Return of the Jedi card backs. Click through for a look at wave 1's ten figures, and stop by our Vintage Visual Guide for a complete look at our Vintage archive!

Hot Toys sends along some detailed photos of the 1/6th scale Interrogator Droid accessory for the upcoming Darth Vader figure. Click through for a closer look!

It's sad that the second collector-friendly attempt of Princess Leia Organa (In Ewok Celebration Outfit) would just not deliver. A key outfit for her in Episode VI, collectors wanted the best out of this figure but likeness, scale issues and the inability to stand unaided were just the beginnings of her problems. Rumors abound that a new one is coming in The Black Series this year, but until it's officially announced we have to assume that this is one of three options we have for this figure today. 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.

Princess Leia Organa (In Ewok Celebration Outfit)

We also received an image via Colin H. from Facebook user BillyB. showing a production Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise). While it's not the best photo (size wise) it does show pretty clearly that the helmet looks pretty remarkable (as in no skewed appearance). We aksed for more photos and will post them if they come to us.

Uncle Milton Introduces Star Wars 20Q

Posted by Paul | January 27, 2015 at 08:21 PM EDT |

Uncle Milton, creator of the innovative Star Wars™ Science brand of toys, is getting ready to challenge aspiring Jedi in a different way. This time, Uncle Milton will be bringing the popular artificial intelligence game of knowledge, 20Q, into the world of Star Wars with the Jedi Holocron. Holocrons are artifacts that hold an indeterminable amount of knowledge, so what better way to bring the Holocron into our world, than with 20Q. Even better, Star Wars™ fans can be part of the creation of this new Star Wars™ Science Jedi Holocron! Just visit 20q.net, click on the Star Wars logo and follow the instructions. Think of any person, place, or thing based on all 6 Star Wars movies and TV series and 20Q will try and guess what you’re thinking. See if you can outsmart the Jedi Holocron! The more times you play, the smarter the artificial intelligence of the Jedi Holocron will become. Look for the Star Wars Science Jedi Holocron on store shelves beginning in Fall, 2015. Try it now!

FlashBack Review: Yoda - TCW [S2] - CW14

Posted by Paul | January 27, 2015 at 07:26 PM EDT |

Yoda

  • Collectible: Yoda (CW14)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #66
  • Original Publication Date: July 28, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 981st most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

We feel that there is a still a big ball of confusion out there surrounding The Black Series 3.75" price hike. Weeks ago, Yakface.com broke the exclusive news (although it appears some people think this "old" news just broke a few days ago) that this was happening and then lengthy discussions with readers at both JTA and Yakface.com added their own opinions to the matter (300+ comments in our article alone). It seems however that there are things not being relayed by [important people] that you should know. Click through for an article sure to create controversy.

TBS6 Bossk DOES Have Jaw Articulation!

Posted by Paul | January 27, 2015 at 07:47 AM EDT |

We have just received proof from JTA reader Josh M. that The Black Series 6" Bossk does come with an articulated jaw. JTA reader Colin H. via Facebook received a production sample (from eBay seller viperskingdom) and confirmed the articulation point is all intact. Pictures are attached. Click through for more images.

Review: Bespin Luke Skywalker - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | January 27, 2015 at 01:10 AM EDT |

Would you believe it took Hasbro three (3) years to produce a modern Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) figure? They called him Bespin Luke Skywalker and released him in the Freeze Frame phase of The Power Of The Force "2" line. See this figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Bespin Luke Skywalker

Site JediBusiness.com is reporting that one of their readers found the Amazon.com exclusive Slave I (originally priced at $99.99 then $69.99) at Toys R Us Express mall stores for a ridiculous $34.49. Let us know if you find these locally. Could this be the future home of all those TVC greatest hits waves? (We kid....)

Disney Store Puts Rebels Vehicles On Clearance

Posted by Paul | January 26, 2015 at 07:37 PM EDT |

JTA reader and friend Ben C. send us an image that filled us with a little bit of dread. His local Disney store had the Rebels vehicles on clearance for $12.99 each. Keep in mind that this is a Disney Store (the people behind this Star Wars property). It is true that retail discounts items based on their sell through, but come on now. Maybe Rebels just doesn't have the mojo it needs to support itself? If that's true, then it's a shame, because the show gets increasingly better with each new episode. But how does this bode for future vehicle assortments? (We gave up on the Rebels Saga Legends. We'll never see those again....) We haven't even been through ONE complete season of the show and now the Disney Store puts toys from this show on clearance? Click the thumbnail below for the proof.

FlashBack Review: AAT Driver Battle Droid - TCW [S2] - CW33

Posted by Paul | January 26, 2015 at 05:39 PM EDT |

AAT Driver Battle Droid

  • Collectible: AAT Driver Battle Droid (CW33)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #133
  • Original Publication Date: October 3, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 935th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Star Wars Action News - Episode 441: 20 Years of Modern Figures

Posted by Chuck | January 26, 2015 at 04:51 PM EDT |

2015 marks Hasbro's 20th consecutive year of making Hasbro Star Wars figures. In 1995 the first figures in what's dubbed "Hasbro's modern figure line" were released--the Power of the Force series. To commemorate this, Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie and Arnie dug deep into the show archives to bring you an encore presentation of this episode from 1995!

As soon as we posted this on our Facebook page, we began receiving emails on how our readers could acquire the full size. With special thanks to and help from our good friend Chris at BanthaSkull.com, we have managed to secure it for you. Courtesy of vintagestarwarscollectables.co.uk.

Review: Pote Snitkin - POTF2 [G/FF] - Internet Exclusive

Posted by Paul | January 26, 2015 at 02:20 AM EDT |

Here is a figure from 1999 that looks almost as good today as it did when it was first released. Check out the gorgeous Pote Snitkin figure. Hopefully you already have him because Hasbro will NEVER revisit this character again in 3.75" action figure form. But they really don't need to do that. 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.

Pote Snitkin

FlashBack Review: Mace Windu - TCW [S2] - CW06

Posted by Paul | January 25, 2015 at 08:47 PM EDT |

Mace Windu

  • Collectible: Mace Windu (CW06)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #64
  • Original Publication Date: July 26, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,064th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

We round out the remaining Star Wars figures as they appeared on the Return of the Jedi card backs. Click through to check out the 9 remaining figures presented on Return of the Jedi card backs.

Vectis Auctions just released information on some rare Vintage Star Wars items going up for auction this week, and they are expected to fetch record amounts! Click through for the full press release and story.

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

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

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

Review: Boss Nass - EI - Basic

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

Too bad most of us didn't know that the Episode I Boss Nass figure was a little short for an Ankura Gungan when he was first released! Thankfully Hasbro made an apology figure update of him for us in the Power Of The Jedi line! See this figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Boss Nass

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

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

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

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

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

Anakin Skywalker

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

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

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

   
   
  

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

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

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

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

Review: Wookiee Flyer With Wookiee Warrior - ROTS - Vehicles

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

We are going to go through a week of pot luck before delving into an exciting new category of Hasbro products beginning February 1st. Let's start off with the Wookiee Flyer With Wookiee Warrior. It's actually quite nice. And it's the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Wookiee Flyer With Wookiee Warrior

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

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

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

Brian's Toys

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

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

Commander Gree

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

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

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

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

The phase II version of Captain Rex in 1:6 scale is here! It's a great figure, not totally perfect, but pretty fine nonetheless. See how we assess this latest release in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Captain Rex


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