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Maximize Your Force Friday With This Star Wars Collectible Checklist!

On Friday, Sept 4 at 12:01 a.m. in your time zone Force Friday Begins!

This event is the worldwide launch of new Star Wars toys and collectibles for the upcoming film: Star Wars : The Force Awakens.  New products from Hasbro, LEGO, Mattel, Funko, and others will be officially for sale in midnight store openings across the globe.

While Lucasfilm has been heavily promoting this event with YouTube tie-ins and events at Toys R Us in Times Square, they are less forthcoming with what new toys will be available.  Only three days away from the massive shopping event most collectors only know what to expect on shelves through various leaks online.

Until now...

UK Store Report: TFA Figures Found And Purchased At Asda!

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2015 at 05:59 PM EDT |

JTA UK reader Matt H. has scored The Force Awakens 3.75" figures at his local Asda tonight and sends us a quick picture to show our readers the scale of the figures. He states that the Resistance Trooper, Poe Dameron and TIE Pilot are all quite poorly decoed however. Click below for larger images.

   

Republic Clone Trooper (212th Attack Battalion: Utapau)

  • Collectible: Republic Clone Trooper (212th Attack Battalion: Utapau)
  • Collection: Militaries Of Star Wars
  • Category: 1:6 Scale Figures
  • Review Sequence: #206
  • Original Publication Date: December 15, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 132nd most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

UPDATED RUMOR: Walmart Computer Now Reveals 3.75" SA Figures?

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2015 at 01:34 PM EDT |

Site 4LOMKuss.com seems to have a little bit more clarity on a super-articulated 3.75" basic figure line, a rumor we have presented since April to our readers. We're not sure what to make of this entirely, because while it's clear that this is an updated Walmart rumor, we have been told that this type of product is exclusive to Toys R Us. (Maybe multiple chains are involved in this super-articulated line after all! – something a retired veteran reporter told me recently.) Anyhow, check out the updated rumor! Hopefully these aren't "Armored Up" Wave 2 figures – thanks CJ!)

UPDATE: We spoke with someone who knows more about this and this is what he said "They are $12.93 and they say The Black Series. And they are on order." So take this as you wish.

Review: Naboo Royal Guard - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2015 at 09:28 AM EDT |

An excellent action figure from the Episode I line is the Naboo Royal Guard. See why the figure looks great even today 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.

Naboo Royal Guard

The Force Awakens Snowspeeder With FO Snowtrooper Officer Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2015 at 06:48 PM EDT |

Wo! It looks like China has said "screw it" with the street date too! Former eBay seller viperskingdom (now trooperwrold) has The Force Awakens Snowspeeder with FO Snowtrooper Officer. There are a nice amount of loose pictures, so check it out!!

New The Force Awakens Vehicles Discovered In Australia

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2015 at 05:31 PM EDT |

An Australian reader at Rebelscum has provided them with images of two new vehicles with figure pack-ins! Check out First Order TIE Fighter and Poe's X-wing Fighter! It's important to note that these figures come with removable helmets. We wonder if the articulation is also enhanced....

    

FlashBack Review: Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead) - 1:6 Scale Figure

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2015 at 05:02 PM EDT |

Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead)

  • Collectible: Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead)
  • Collection: Scum & Villainy
  • Category: 1:6 Scale Figures
  • Review Sequence: #622
  • Original Publication Date: February 4, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 628th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2011

Maximize Your Force Friday With This Star Wars Collectible Checklist!

Posted by Chuck | September 01, 2015 at 02:00 PM EDT |

On Friday, Sept 4 at 12:01 a.m. in your time zone Force Friday Begins!

This event is the worldwide launch of new Star Wars toys and collectibles for the upcoming film: Star Wars : The Force Awakens.  New products from Hasbro, LEGO, Mattel, Funko, and others will be officially for sale in midnight store openings across the globe.

While Lucasfilm has been heavily promoting this event with YouTube tie-ins and events at Toys R Us in Times Square, they are less forthcoming with what new toys will be available.  Only three days away from the massive shopping event most collectors only know what to expect on shelves through various leaks online.

Until now...

Rebels Season 1 Out On Blu-ray And DVD Today!

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2015 at 12:13 PM EDT |

Rebels Season 1 is NOW available on Blu-ray and DVD! Secure your copy at Amazon!

Star Wars: Aftermath Found And Purchased!

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2015 at 08:03 AM EDT |

JTA reader Paul H. (not me) found and was able to purchase Star Wars: Aftermath at Walmart. Check out his report by clicking through.

Rebels Bomber Vehicle In The Force Awakens Packaging Found!

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2015 at 07:58 AM EDT |

JTA reader tigersith was able to locate and purchase The Force Awakens Rebels Bomber vehicle (packed with ANOTHER Kanan at Kmart.

Review: R4-D23 - 2015 Disney Expo D23 Exclusive

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2015 at 03:05 AM EDT |

Check out the 2015 Disney Expo D23 exclusive R4-D23 astromech droid. 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.

R4-D23

Dollar General Basic Force Friday Plans Leaked

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2015 at 04:52 PM EDT |

If you have a Dollar General near you, you may want to make them part of your Force Friday trek. From a confidential source we have received a screen cap of their plans in a couple of days!

    

International Pricing Of Star Wars Products Is Unacceptable

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2015 at 03:31 PM EDT |

You think we have it bad? Our friends at Jedi News have posted an article that may make UK collectors an angry bunch. Check it out.

Familiar Wookiee In Super-Deformed Plush Style Greets You At TARGET

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2015 at 03:27 PM EDT |

JTA reader Adam H. sends us a picture of a large plush Wookiee that greeted him at the entrance of TARGET today. You may remember this from a rumor report right here at JTA! Click through for more!

We have just learned that The Black Series 6" wave 2 for The Force Awakens line is due end of September/very early October. They definitely will not be part of Force Friday per our sources.

Don't Forget! Star Wars: Aftermath Arrives This Friday Too!

Posted by Chuck | August 31, 2015 at 09:49 AM EDT |

With the onslaught of toys arriving this week, don't forget that Star Wars: Aftermath also comes out on Force Friday! You can still pre-order this from Amazon for a September 4th arrival. There will be plenty of shopping to do on Friday, so let this one be delivered to your door!

Review: Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Duel) - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2015 at 08:26 AM EDT |

The Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Duel) figure is not that great. See why it needed a revamp almost instantly 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.

Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Duel)

Disney Infinity Figures Found!

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 08:01 PM EDT |

JTA reader and friend Ben C. sends us a store report on the Disney Infinity 3.0 collectible figures. They are apparently hitting everywhere. Click through to find out where he found them!

      

The Force Awakens Product Launch TARGET DPCI Numbers (Not Complete)

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:55 PM EDT |

JTA reader Paul V. sends us a scan of TARGET shelf-talker tags of upcoming DPCIs for new The Force Awakens product. This may help some of you lock down certain products

Resistance Trooper - Strong Ties To McQuarrie And Original Trilogy?

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:46 PM EDT |

JTA reader Scott K. spent some time drawing attention to similarities that exist between The Force Awakens Resistance Trooper and McQuarrie's concept Rebel pilot and even a Galoob Y-wing Pilot. Click through for his analysis.

Life-Size BB-8 Display Shows Up At Target

Posted by Chuck | August 30, 2015 at 07:41 PM EDT |

Target has put up an awesome display of a life-size BB-8. Click through for a quick video, complete with lights and sounds! Thank you JTA viewer Paul V. for sending this in!

Times Square Toys R Us Force Friday Schedule

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:39 PM EDT |

JTA reader LesDudis sends us a copy of the Times Square Toys R Us schedule of events for Force Friday! Check it out!

DENIED! (Does It Even Matter At This Point?)

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:35 PM EDT |

Disney/Hasbro has had plenty of time to "clean up the mess" with all of the broken street dates across the country. Maybe it's working, but we are still hearing too many reports of cashiers "forcing" the product through the registers. However, JTA reader Paul V. was DENIED at Walmart and he was very disappointed because he found it all! We're only days away from the madness and it seems very few of us can wait much longer!

  

Some Walmart Stores Mark Rebels Merchandise Down Pretty Low!

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:23 PM EDT |

JTA reader Aaren A. alerts us to the fact that Walmart is marking down their remaining Rebels merchandise. Of particular note, the Class II vehicles have been marked down to $13.00 in his area.

Sandtrooper And Dewback Vinyl Bobble-Head Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:17 PM EDT |

JTA reader Michael H. sends us a snapshot of the Walmart exclusive Sandtrooper & Dewback Vinyl Bobble-Head set! Check it out! Also, thanks to JTA reader Aaren A. for this same report too!

More NEW The Force Awakens Action Figures Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 01:15 PM EDT |

More NEW The Force Awakens figures are being found at retail. JTA reader Dark_Jedi sends us images of Sarco Plank and an alien X-wing Pilot Asty. Click through for his report!

   

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Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Duel) - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 12:55 AM EDT |

The Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Duel) figure is good, but not excellent or definitive. See how this figure ranks 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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Duel)

New Force Friday Details And Ad Revealed: Walmart

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2015 at 03:27 PM EDT |

JTA behind-the-scenes man Martin M. also sends us information on Force Friday at Walmart. See the ad they've released for this huge event by clicking on the image below..

New Force Friday Details And Ad Revealed: TARGET

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2015 at 03:25 PM EDT |

JTA behind-the-scenes man Martin M. sends us information on Force Friday at TARGET. Find out how you can save some money for this event by clicking through.

Sideshow Collectibles Will Be Part Of Force Friday Too!

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2015 at 11:31 AM EDT |

It looks like Sideshow Collectibles will also be part of the Force Friday action. It will be interesting to see how they're involved.

Review: Darth Maul (Jedi Duel) - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2015 at 12:40 AM EDT |

It was exciting to get a Darth Maul figure right out of the gate, but this one ultimately didn't deliver. Find out 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.

Darth Maul (Jedi Duel)

The Black Series Han Solo Variation Discovered!

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2015 at 12:07 AM EDT |

With the flurry of activity the last couple of weeks, some of the more daily things have fallen to the wayside. As a result, we think we missed an important newly discovered detail. JTA reader Brian B. alerts us to a relevant variation to The Black Series 3.75" Han Solo figure. Newer versions of the figure are showing up with blue irises while the earliest samples are "without" the blue detail (and are just plain brown). We haven't heard or seen this announced anywhere, so this may be news for most.

   

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys FREE Toy Promotion Is Back!

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM EDT |

It's been a long couple years, but the Brian's Toys Free Toys Promotion is back! This year features a fantastic selection of product from 3.75" combo sets all the way to Sideshow 12" Figure Sets and an Anakin FX Lightsaber. The rules are simple. There are 25 products to choose from, scattered across 8 different price tiers. Simply fill your shopping cart with enough in-stock products to meet the minimum tier requirement, add your eligible free item, then apply the corresponding coupon code on your cart. Certain rules and restrictions do apply. To get started on this fantastic promotion, visit the FREE TOY promotion page RIGHT HERE!

The Force Awakens Poster PDF Download

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2015 at 11:58 PM EDT |

JTA reader Bill G. has nicely forwarded us a large pdf of The Force Awakens poster that many collectors are trying to secure. Feel free to save a copy for your self if your interested. (Click the thumbnail below.)

Hero Series Scaled The Force Awakens Assault Walker Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2015 at 11:51 PM EDT |

The 12-inch Assault Walker and First Order Stormtrooper set has hit eBay. Goodness is the stuff looking worse and worse, but that's just one opinion. Special thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for the alert to this auction.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Poster... Where Is It At?

Posted by Chuck | August 28, 2015 at 02:08 PM EDT |

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser one-sheet came and went through Disney Rewards pretty fast (but only as a reward item), but has yet to be officially put up for sale. Why not? Right now, the only place to find this is on eBay, but you have to make sure you don't get a reproduction (which are already running rampant). Luckily, the prices have dropped to reasonable, sub-$75 levels for an authentic one. But the question remains... why have we not been able to buy this yet from an official source! It's looking more and more like we won't have this option with the official one-sheet due out any time, so now might might be a good time to consider picking up the teaser poster! I myself have still been unable to secure this!

Review: Anakin Skywalker (Tatooine) - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2015 at 01:05 AM EDT |

Although an annoying character, the Anakin Skywalker (Tatooine) figure is done very well. 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.

Anakin Skywalker (Tatooine)

Sideshow Collectibles Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper Statue Preview

Posted by Chuck | August 27, 2015 at 10:59 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles previewed their amazing Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper statue today. Click though for the full preview page. This goes on Sale next Thursday, September 3rd!

Could These Figures Be Coming Soon In The 3.75" SA Collector Line?

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2015 at 07:58 PM EDT |

We have just received some interesting news about 11 figures that may be part of the super-articulated collector-focused line in the future. This doesn't mean Force Friday and it doesn't even mean that these will comprise the first wave. Some may have even been nixed with all of the recent transition the Hasbro line has experienced this year. We just have learned that sculpts have been completed for the following supposedly. At the moment, not all characters have been slotted. As with anything, confirmation from Hasbro is required until you should take it as fact. Click through for more.


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