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FlashBack Review: IG Lancer Droid - TLC - BD 13

Posted by Paul | March 01, 2015 at 03:09 PM EDT |

IG Lancer Droid

  • Collectible: IG Lancer Droid (BD 13)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #96
  • Original Publication Date: August 27, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,192nd most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Review: Darth Sidious - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | March 01, 2015 at 04:05 AM EDT |

Why is this Unleashed figure called Darth Sidious? It's Emperor Palpatine based on his appearance in Return Of The Jedi. See this otherwise nice figure in our 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 Sidious

Found! Rebels Saga Legends Wave 3 Hits Canada!

Posted by Paul | March 01, 2015 at 12:28 AM EDT |

Found! Rebels Saga Legends wave 3 has been located at Walmart in Canada! JTA reader Daniel M. sends us the visual proof! They were found in Montreal. Click each thumbnail for a larger image of each. That Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) is looking pretty sharp!

      

Some Store Finds Are Just Overwhelming Collectors

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2015 at 10:03 PM EDT |

Longtime JTA reader, cyber friend and clever comment person earthclanbootstrap happily sends us news that he finally found Chopper in an actual store! Click through for his report.

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | February 28, 2015 at 08:54 PM EDT |

Brian's Toys has the The Black Series wave 8 available for pre-order. Check out their latest newsletter right here for TBS and more...

Brian's Toys

TBS6 Emperor Palpatine Packaged Figures Hits eBay

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2015 at 07:49 PM EDT |

With special thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for the alert, The Black Series 6" Emperor Palpatine packaged figure has made its way to eBay which likely means it's not too far off from reaching the USA. Check out the auction and let us know your thoughts on this long-awaited figure. If we could only get a definitive 3.75" version.....

It has definitely been one of the best weeks in years in Philly as far as store finds are concerned. And that isn't saying much since TARGET gets figures piece meal and Walmarts distribution is about as bad as Hasbro's is. We're ONE DAY out from March 1st and I have finally found the very first Rebels Saga Legends figures ever on the pegs at Walmart today. (Hard to believe all the controversy that was caused from our rumor report in early November ended up coming to pass. In fact, the arrival of these figures ended being later than January 30th by a FULL MONTH. Oh the drama we create! Sarcasm.) For figures that were supposed to be out September 2014, it's amazing that we have received them at all and that so many factors (some known, many unknown) have played such a devastating role in the Star Wars brand's distribution. Anyway, the great news is that Rebels Saga Legends wave 1 (and now wave 2 at select retail locations) is finally making its way to retail and with the dockworkers' contracts finally ironed out, it seems we're in the home stretch to mass arrival of these things (we hope). We truly pray that this nearly 6-month delay has had little impact on the success of the Rebels line. Because there are some great figures in it.

Even More Rebels Saga Legends Reports: Calexico CA

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2015 at 06:27 PM EDT |

JTA reader Mijail N. P. sends us a very happy store report from Calexico CA. He explains that this is the first time his area has seen Rebels figures (Saga Legends) and someone had already beaten him to them!! This was from Walmart (if you can't tell from the setting).

More Great Rebels Finds: Connecticut

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2015 at 06:23 PM EDT |

JTA reader countdooku77 sends us two positive store reports from Connecticut. First he amazingly found wave 1 of Rebels Saga Legends at Walmart and then found the exclusive The Phantom Attack Shuttle at his local TARGET. Click either thumbnail for proof!

    

FlashBack Review: R4-J1 - TLC - Build A Droid

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2015 at 01:01 PM EDT |

R4-J1

  • Collectible: R4-J1
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Build A Droid
  • Review Sequence: #87
  • Original Publication Date: August 18, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 974th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

The Black Series 6 Inch Wave 8 Hits Amazon

Posted by Chuck | February 28, 2015 at 10:01 AM EDT |

Amazon.com has now made The Black Series Wave 8 available for pre-order. Click each image below for direct links.

         

Gentle Giant Han Solo (Hero of Yavin) Mini Bust Gallery and Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | February 28, 2015 at 09:29 AM EDT |

Gentle Giant has a new gallery of their upcoming Han Solo (Hero of Yavin) mini bust. You can check out a full gallery and pre-order him right here. It looks like his face sculpt has had a major change from the preview product announced last fall, and not for the better. You can click through to see how the prototype compares to the final version.

Review: AT-DP Driver - R - Saga Legends (SL14)

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2015 at 12:10 AM EDT |

Here is another excellent figure from the Star Wars: Rebels Saga Legends line. See the AT-DP Driver (who is really an Imperial Combat Driver) 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.

AT-DP Driver

FlashBack Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - TLC - BD 9

Posted by Paul | February 27, 2015 at 04:03 PM EDT |

Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Collectible: Obi-Wan Kenobi (BD 9)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #12
  • Original Publication Date: June 4, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 464th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

PRESS RELEASE: LEGO Star Wars Droid Tales Series On Disney XD

Posted by Paul | February 27, 2015 at 01:30 PM EDT |

ENFIELD, Conn. (February 27, 2015) – The LEGO Group, world renowned manufacturer of construction toys, today announced that Disney XD has acquired LEGO® Star Wars™: Droid Tales for airing later this year. The animated content series consists of five 22-minute episodes that re-tell the Star Wars saga in chronological order from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace up through Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Disney XD is also currently home to the animated hit series Star Wars Rebels. (more....)

Win A Free Box Of Topps Rebels Trading Cards From Topps and JTA!

Posted by Chuck | February 27, 2015 at 12:07 PM EDT |

Topps reached out to us and offered a free box of Star Wars Rebels trading cards to our Jedi Temple Archives viewers. How do you win? Click through for the details!

Review: TIE Pilot - R - Saga Legends (SL13)

Posted by Paul | February 27, 2015 at 08:19 AM EDT |

We will be finishing out February with the couple of Rebels Saga Legends we just found at retail. Let's check out the awesome TIE Pilot. He is better than you might think. Check him 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.

TIE Pilot

Topps Star Wars Rebels Trading Cards

Posted by Chuck | February 26, 2015 at 09:12 PM EDT |

Topps continues their Star Wars releases with an all-new Star Wars Rebels set based on the animated series. Click through for information on the complete set, as well as a look at some of the cards.

Sideshow Collectibles announced with this week's newsletter an all-new Darth Vader (Lord of the Sith) Premium Format Figure. Click here for the full preview page. Pre-orders open on Thursday, March 5th.

FlashBack Review: Padmé Amidala - TLC - BD 12

Posted by Paul | February 26, 2015 at 02:49 PM EDT |

Padmé Amidala

  • Collectible: Padmé Amidala (BD 12)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #32
  • Original Publication Date: June 24, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 616th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Review: Padmé Amidala - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 26, 2015 at 08:17 AM EDT |

This is the figure that changed the Unleashed line and brought many more collectors into its fold. Just please don't call her "perky Padme" fan boys. She's the mother of Jedi royalty for goodness sake. See Padmé Amidala 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.

Padmé Amidala

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | February 25, 2015 at 06:18 PM EDT |

Click through for the latest newsletter from Big Bad Toy Store, including pre-orders for the new 6" The Black Series waves...

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

Big Bad Toy Store

FlashBack Review: Mon Calamari Warrior - TLC - BD 14

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2015 at 05:31 PM EDT |

Mon Calamari Warrior

  • Collectible: Mon Calamari Warrior (BD 14)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #97
  • Original Publication Date: August 28, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 929th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Yeah, that isn't an exaggeration. Well, there is no other way to say this than it's a miracle. To my shock, yours truly found a fresh "supply" of Saga Legends wave 2 at a local TARGET store right outside of Philadelphia. As you know, TARGET gets most of their figures piece meal now and I was fortunate enough to locate the AT-DP Driver and TIE Fighter Pilot figures (2 of each and that was it). The bigger shock? This local TARGET store, which has had one sole Yoda 3.75" (orange card) hanging and NOTHING ELSE SINCE today also had the TARGET exclusive "figure and vehicle" sets too. Still no sign of the AT-DP with AT-DP Driver yet....

Rebels Saga Legends Wave 2 Hits Roanoke VA!

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2015 at 05:20 PM EDT |

It looks like remedy is in order as we have more Rebels store reports in areas that have been dry for months. JTA good friend Darth Eddie provides us with proof that wave 2 of Saga Legends have hit Roanoke, VA!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys - Pre-order TBS6 Wave 9! Hurry!

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2015 at 01:16 PM EDT |

Pre-order wave 9 of The Black Series 6" at JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys right now! Singles are also available and we don't expect IG-88 and Leia Boushh to last long so hurry!

Marvel's Darth Vader #2 On Sale Today

Posted by Chuck | February 25, 2015 at 12:26 PM EDT |

On sale today: Marvel's Darth Vader #2. Stop by your local comic shop to pick it up, or get the digital version at the Marvel Digital Comics Shop!

Review: Aurra Sing - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2015 at 07:51 AM EDT |

She's not as bald as Asajj Ventress, but she is "follicly-challenged" in her own little way too. See the gorgeous Aurra Sing Unleashed 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.

Aurra Sing

FlashBack Review: Clone SCUBA Trooper - TLC - BD 10

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2015 at 04:44 PM EDT |

Clone SCUBA Trooper

  • Collectible: Clone SCUBA Trooper (BD 10)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #33
  • Original Publication Date: June 25, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 597th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Our friends at Mintinbox.net have unveiled their Celebration VII exclusive giveaway. A beautiful 4 piece puzzle tribute to Ralph McQuarrie! Click here to check out the details, including how you can get a hand on these prints!

Review: Asajj Ventress - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2015 at 07:41 AM EDT |

Ooo.... does she look mad or what? See the beautifully evil Asajj Ventress Unleashed 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.

Asajj Ventress

Darth Vader Makes Appearance In Season Finale Of Rebels!

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2015 at 07:34 AM EDT |

Darth Vader appears in the season finale of Rebels! Check out the preview!

FlashBack Review: MagnaGuard - TCW [F/S1] - No. 22

Posted by Paul | February 23, 2015 at 05:33 PM EDT |

MagnaGuard

  • Collectible: MagnaGuard (No. 22)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #260
  • Original Publication Date: February 7, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 705th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Review: Aayla Secura - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 23, 2015 at 08:24 AM EDT |

She's beautiful, bold and blue and that's probably all you need to know when it comes to the Aayla Secura Unleashed figure. Check out this beauty 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.

Aayla Secura

FlashBack Review: R2-D2 - TCW [F/S1] - Basic (No. 8)

Posted by Chuck | February 22, 2015 at 09:39 PM EDT |

R2-D2

  • Collectible: R2-D2 (No. 8)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #218
  • Original Publication Date: December 27, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,066th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Store Report: Star Wars Rebels Wave 2 Found In NC

Posted by Chuck | February 22, 2015 at 09:37 PM EDT |

Star Wars Rebels Wave 2 has been showing up more and more. Let's hope this is the start of a new trend... figures on shelves! Click through for JTA reader Michael's report from North Carolina!

Review: Luke Skywalker [Snowspeeder Pilot] - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 22, 2015 at 01:20 AM EDT |

Oh man is this an awesome Unleashed figure! Check out the stunning Luke Skywalker [Snowspeeder Pilot] based on some off screen moment perhaps within the Battle of Hoth. He even has removable goggles. For us, this figure reminds us quite a bit of an excellent Ralph McQuarrie sketch. See if you agree. It's 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.

Luke Skywalker [Snowspeeder Pilot]

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys - Pre-order TBS6 Wave 8!

Posted by Paul | February 22, 2015 at 12:00 AM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys now has The Black Series 6" wave 8 available for PRE-ORDER! You can also get singles as well by clicking any of these links: Emperor Palpatine, Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise), Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise) and Clone Trooper Captain.

FlashBack Review: Padmé Amidala - TCW [F/S1] - No. 20

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

Padmé Amidala

  • Collectible: Padmé Amidala (No. 20)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #259
  • Original Publication Date: February 6, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 822nd most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

West Coast Dockworkers Deal Dispute Reached

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2015 at 03:14 PM EDT |

It looks like as if a deal has been reached in the West Coast dockworkers dispute. But before you get too excited, it is expected that the backlog is so severe that it will be months before they actually catch up and are on a normal routine. Besides, from our conversations with Hasbro at Toy Fair, this strike has only been one of many problems anyhow (and not even a root cause). USAToday.com has the story.


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