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FlashBack Review: Queen Amidala - LC - BD08

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2014 at 12:51 PM EDT |

Queen Amidala

  • Collectible: Queen Amidala (BD08)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #111
  • Original Publication Date: September 11, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 238th most visited review
  • Score: 2 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

We are getting so many successful Ollie's store finds that we probably won't be able to keep up with them all. But if you also have had success, please post the locations in our comments to help other readers out. Thank you! By the way, don't forget you might have a similar experience at your local Kmart as well. Post those finds too please! Click through for two quick reports from Deptford NJ and Bristol PA.

TPM 3D Ewok Pack Found For Cheap In Germany!

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2014 at 10:42 AM EDT |

Do you believe JTA German reader Benjamin H. found The Phantom Menace 3D Ewok Pack in his home country for cheaper than all of us did in the USA? Is this a sign of things to come in the USA? Click through for more!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM EDT |

Brian's Toys has restocked many of their Gentle Giant items. Click through for their latest newsletter!

Brian's Toys

Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Princess Leia Organa in Boushh Disguise

Posted by Chuck | September 18, 2014 at 09:36 AM EDT |

Just like they were when you were a kid, only BIGGER! Gentle Giant is proud to bring you the latest addition to our exciting line of vintage Kenner-inspired Star Wars Action Figure reproductions with the release of the classic Kenner Princess Leia Organa in Boushh Disguise.

Review: Darth Maul (Final Duel) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2014 at 12:50 AM EDT |

Check out Darth Maul (Final Duel), a great-looking, but not too functional action 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.

Darth Maul (Final Duel)

New Generous HasbroToyShop.com Discount Coupon!

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

With special thanks to JTA Michael W., use promo code SUPER20 to get 20% off action figures at HasbroToyShop.com, plus get free shipping on orders over $50! Michael used the code to get four six inch Black Series Clone Troopers and a six inch Black Series Anakin Skywalker for $15.99 plus tax as well as two Black Series Deluxe Speeder Bike Vehicle With Biker Scout sets for $27.99. Hurry, these army builders won't last long at this price.

Egregious, Despicable, Disgusting, Horrifying, Enraging

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2014 at 09:24 PM EDT |

You will NEED to sit down before clicking through to witness the horror we did. We have no less than 15 images of pure theft to show you. JTA reader Greg B. sends us one incident after another of blatant theft and he assumes that this is the same thieving guy/gal doing this because it happens frequently and in a remote area. I need to find out more, but I would like to know why no one has done something about this or perhaps brought it to a district manager's attention. I think something like this would warrant a call to Hasbro customer relations. You will shutter. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Hasbro, you have all but ignored the fan sites, but if you're still reading, please do something about this.... even if it's simple staff education.

It's Unreal How Many People Will Ruin A Good Thing....

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2014 at 09:00 PM EDT |

We knew it was inevitable, but it doesn't make it any easier to see. The recently reported Shadow Of The Dark Side vehicle two-packs are showing up on eBay for ridiculous prices. I hope no one bids on this auction except for one person and that the bid is $.99. Click through for more.

More Kmart Finds: New York

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2014 at 08:45 PM EDT |

JTA reader Mike F. from the "From A Certain Point of View" Podcast sends us visual and happy confirmation that he has found the SOTDS vehicle 2-packs at Kmart in NY. Click through for more.

Happy Kmart Reports Coming In!

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2014 at 08:40 PM EDT |

And here come the Kmart reports! JTA reader Marcus W. sends us a happy report that he has found the one two-pack he is looking for. Now just don't sell it on eBay now! (Smiles!) These have yet to hit PA Kmarts yet.... Click through for more.

Not All Experiences At Amazon.com Are Terrible....

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2014 at 08:31 PM EDT |

Not all Amazon.com experiences are horrific. JTA reader Qlie asked us to share his experience. The only thing is that this is a gamble. I have had pleasant experiences too. But you have to remember that Amazon.com are not collectors packing for collectors. Click through for more.

FlashBack Review: Darth Maul - LC - BD05

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2014 at 02:39 PM EDT |

Darth Maul

  • Collectible: Darth Maul (BD05)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #119
  • Original Publication Date: September 19, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 54th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 17, 2014 at 01:46 PM EDT |

Check out the latest newsletter from JTA sponsor BigBadToyStore.com, including a Huge sale!

150 Featured Sale Items on Sale! Great figures from Transfomers, Marvel, DC, Video Games, Third Party, And Much More!

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: IG-88 (Bounty Hunter) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2014 at 09:44 AM EDT |

We look at the now classic IG-88 (Bounty Hunter) figure in complete detail. Check out the full skinny on 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.

IG-88 (Bounty Hunter)

Another Hunk Of Junk: The Titan X-wing Goes Electronic

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 10:52 PM EDT |

JTA reader Corey Y. writes in to let us know that Sam's Club is offering the Titan X-wing vehicle with an electronics feature. Click through for more.

Emergency Mental Health Psych Screener Needed Please!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 09:22 PM EDT |

We have two bizarre and mentally unstable actions caught on camera to share with you courtesy of JTA reader David B. The first one is surprisingly NOT a terrible paint job by Hasbro. Someone actually switched Luke's arms with Han's. And then the second form of theft someone returned the "good" figure from a Mission Series two-pack. Freaky! Whoever is doing this, please spend your time reclined in a chair and get some psychotherapy. Please. Click through for more.

Prototype Boba Fett Hits Colorado

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 09:11 PM EDT |

JTA reader Daniel B. alerts our readers that the Proto Fett has now been found in Colorado. Click through for his report.

The Black Series Deluxe Figures Hit Australia At Brick And Mortar!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 09:05 PM EDT |

JTA reader Mark S. sends us an eager and hopeful store report from Australia. Check out to see what he found! Click through for more!!

Miscellaneous Florida Store Reports

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 08:59 PM EDT |

JTA reader Will P. sends us multiple store reports to share with readers. Check out his The Black Series experiences by clicking through!

Comic Spoofs Of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 08:49 PM EDT |

JTA reader Josh E. has developed his own line of Star Wars spoof comics concentrating on Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith that can currently be seen at MotionPicturesComics.com. He gently pokes fun at the movie's weak points while still maintaining his fandom of the film. Look on this with laughter and not defense.... as some are actually quite funny.

More Ollie's Success: Richmond VA Area

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 08:38 PM EDT |

JTA reader Kevin T. alerts us that he has success in the Richmond, VA area!

Here Come More Ollie's Success Stories!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 08:34 PM EDT |

JTA reader johnnyfett sends us a great successful Ollie's report of the Shadow Of The Dark Side vehicle two-packs. Click through for more!

Find The Walgreens Proto Fett At A Store Near You

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 08:28 PM EDT |

Walgreens has opened up their store locator. See if you can locate this item by seeing if stores in your area have it in stock. Special thanks to JTA reader Solo Calrissian for the tip.

FlashBack Review: Barada - TSC - SAGA 004

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 11:37 AM EDT |

Barada

  • Collectible: Barada (SAGA 004)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #596
  • Original Publication Date: January 9, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 888th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Rare Loose Star Wars Figures Hit eBay

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 10:13 AM EDT |

eBayer tunghori has some very rare figures up for bidding. Check them out!

      

We once again have a special treat for you in our Research Droids Reviews today. We itemize every last detail and omission in the Ralph McQuarrie Concept Collection (2 of 2) Toys R Us exclusive set. We list what makes the figures different from the original releases and we also let you know their new numbering as well. See this in great detail (over 100 images). Plus, we give you internal and external packaging shots so you can clearly see how these sets pay deserved homage to the incredible Ralph McQuarrie. 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.

Ralph McQuarrie Concept Collection (2 of 2)

HTS Lowers MSRP Of The Black Series 6-inch Deluxe Sets $5

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2014 at 08:14 PM EDT |

Here is something you don't see everyday. HasbroToyShop.com has The Black Series Jabba The Hutt and Biker Scout With Speeder Biker Deluxe sets up for pre-order for $34.99 each, not $39.99 each. This is an interesting turn of events indeed.

FlashBack Review: Commander Appo - TSC - SAGA 064

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2014 at 01:49 PM EDT |

Commander Appo

  • Collectible: Commander Appo (SAGA 064)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #678
  • Original Publication Date: April 1, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 601st most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Yikes! How NOT To Ship Star Wars Figures, Amazon.com!

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2014 at 01:31 PM EDT |

I don't mean to laugh at JTA reader Jascon C.'s bad experience here, but this is the risk you take when ordering from Amazon.com. It's a crap shoot. I can tell you that ordering from one of JTA's sponsors like Dorkside Toys or Beyond Mortality Toys (among others) would have always yielded a very pleasant experience for me. They packaged things beautifully. Click through for more!

We have what we feel is a special treat as far as our Research Droids Reviews are concerned today. It's not a special treat because it's such a great collectors' item, it's a special treat because almost no one else (no one at all?) has this archived except for us now. We itemize every last detail and omission that makes these figures different from the original releases and we also let you know their new numbering as well. Plus, we give you internal and external packaging shots so you can clearly see how these sets pay deserved homage to the incredible Ralph McQuarrie. See the Ralph McQuarrie Concept Collection (1 of 2) in great detail (almost 100 images) right now! 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.

Ralph McQuarrie Concept Collection (1 of 2)

Sponsor Announcement: K&C Collectibles

Posted by Chuck | September 14, 2014 at 07:33 PM EDT |

K & C Collectibles has in-stock the New Black Series 3 3/4 inch Wave 4 & Wave 5.  The New 6" Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) figure and Wave 5 of the 6" series.  Also added items from Sideshow Collectibles, Quantum Mechanix (keychains), Tech Deck (figure skateboards) and LEGO's.  Click through for a complete list of recently added items.

K&C Collectibles

Toys R Us Gets Discounted The Vintage Collection Figures Now?

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2014 at 03:52 PM EDT |

OK. We DO NOT want to prematurely jump to wrong conclusions, but with recent developments at Ollie's and Kmart, we can't help but pay close notice to what's going on elsewhere. JTA reader Nick S. sends us proof that he found some The Vintage Collection figures and they were specially priced at $7.98 (down from the normal $9.99). This odd collection of figures looks to be a hodgepodge of multiple cases. It's likely these could have fallen behind the display and even stranger they could have been returned. But the new price point has our curiosity piqued. If you're out and about, PLEASE let us know if you find something similarly. Click through for Nick's report.

FlashBack Review: Commando Droid - TCW [S2] - CW16

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2014 at 02:16 PM EDT |

Commando Droid

  • Collectible: Commando Droid (CW16)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #126
  • Original Publication Date: September 26, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 467th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

eScalper Or Do-Gooder? You Decide!

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2014 at 02:13 PM EDT |

We have an image to show you that will likely divide the community. Is she buying these up for needy children so that they have a wonderful Christmas this year (trying to see the good in people), or is she hoping to pawn these off on eBay and make a quick buck for her own prince or princess for their own self-serving holidays this year (always seeing the bad in people)? You decide. Man, some people can just suck the joy right out of a good thing. Click through for more.

Review: Tusken Raider (Desert Sniper) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2014 at 01:10 AM EDT |

The very first Sand People action figure based on the Prequel Trilogy was Tusken Raider (Desert Sniper). It's actually pretty nice. Check it out 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.

Tusken Raider (Desert Sniper)

Walgreens: Massachusetts!

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2014 at 11:19 PM EDT |

And lastly we have a store report from Massachusetts. JTA reader Paul H. (not me) sends in a great report as well. Click through for his account!

Walgreens: Jacksonville, FL The Black Series Finds!

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2014 at 11:15 PM EDT |

And we have another report. This time Jacksonville, FL. Click through for Dean's exciting report!

The Black Series Hits Walgreens In Tennessee!

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2014 at 11:11 PM EDT |

JTA reader Toby P. from Chattanooga TN confirms that The Black Series 6" figures have been found at his Walgreens as well. I loathe you all! Click through for his exciting report!

Walgreens In PA Finally See The Black Series.... But Not All Of PA Yet!

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2014 at 11:07 PM EDT |

Well. We have confirmation. The Walgreens stores in PA are finally receiving TBS figures, although it's crickets near me still. Click through for JTA reader Frank C.'s cool report!


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