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Star Wars Rebels Review - Warhead (S03E14)

Posted by Mike_Taber | January 21, 2017 at 03:26 PM ET |

After a supersized return to Geonosis that shined the light on Saw Gerrera, Star Wars Rebels shifted the focus to Zeb and the droids. Click through for the full review!

Review: Qui-Gon Jinn - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH10)

Posted by Paul | January 21, 2017 at 12:40 AM ET |

We're finishing up the Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] Movie Heroes line. It's time for the too-many-times-repacked Qui-Gon Jinn figure. See why we hope to never see this figure again 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

Will The Weight Be Lifted For The 40th Anniversary Of Star Wars?

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 09:23 PM ET |

I believe collectors have been really weighed down with the last couple of years of Hasbro offerings. There wasn't a significant focus on the Original Trilogy (but instead on The Force Awakens) and 3.75" action figures (collector-focused) were last on Hasbro's agenda. It's like being forced to like heavy metal when you're into pop music. They always seem to be looking for other formats, don't they? Could this year be a turnaround of sorts? They've definitely been making some collector-friendly items, like the Titanium Series helmets. Who knows how far they'll take that in the future. Let's just hope that it somehow is a respectful nod to Star Wars' incredible landmark.

    
    
    

12 Backs Are Cool In Any Size

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 09:05 PM ET |

Isn't it interesting that after 22 years running the modern line that Hasbro has never produced a Death Squad Commander update? No matter how many times we have explained the differences to Hasbro about the gray outfit and the helmet with the phone cord hanging from it, they still make the generic all-black outfitted Star Destroyer Commanders again and again. Will the 40th anniversary celebration of Star Wars make them pay attention a little bit more closely? We need that figure in BOTH scales. Also, remember when The Black Series [Phase II] Jawas were announced? So many people thought they were too big to be 3.75". Then once people realized they were 3.75" they immediately began asking where the 6" version was. Yeah, well....

    

Visual Guide Update - Yoda (MH09) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Posted by Chuck | January 20, 2017 at 05:48 PM ET |

Continuing our look at the Movie Heroes line, next up is Yoda (MH09). Click below for a full look at our latest Visual Guide addition, and make sure to also read our full review.

Yoda (MH09) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Sideshow Collectibles is now distributing for Iron Studios. Check out their Hoth-themed 1/4 scale Darth Vader Legacy Replica statue.

TBS6 Baze Malbus And Chirrut Imwe Product Pages Set Up On HTS

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 04:44 PM ET |

They're not in stock at the moment, but Hasbro Toy Shop is gearing up to start taking orders for The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe.

     

Entertainment Earth has ALSO put up singles of TBS6 Baze Malbus and TBS6 Chirrut Imwe. Your options to get these two awesome figures are seemingly endless!

Hurry before they're gone! JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles also has Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe TBS6 singles available!

REPOST: 2017 Must Look And Feel Like The Vintage Kenner Era

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 11:32 AM ET |

It goes without saying that if The Vintage Collection doesn’t make its deserved return by May 2017 that Hasbro has totally lost touch with the adult and longtime collecting community. This is the ONLY time to bring it back. The Force Awakens isn't the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. The new Expanded Universe is not the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. It's all about the Original Trilogy (the point from which anything starts is what defines an anniversary) and this is our only moment in time to embrace and celebrate it! Newbie collectors won’t care so much as they can’t see too much beyond the 6” line (which is fine). So, we decided to join their company in order to make some suggestions for Hasbro's The Black Series 6” line. This hopefully will placate everyone. Granted, if this isn’t your scale, you’re not going to care too much about this post (probably). But we think some suggestions from longtime collectors might help Hasbro to engage a fledgling community of collectors that they're losing exponentially. Here is what we want to see from The Black Series 6" line for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. Click through for more!

REPOST: Yes, we have received your many emails with links to news that we're forbidden to post. We apparently live in a "mind your manners" hobby at the moment and freedom of the press doesn't apply to all media outlets, especially with Star Wars collecting sites. Despite this, we'd rather direct your attention to this very popular article we did back in November. It should remind you of some clues that were first presented here of what 2017 could be about very soon.

Hasbro Toy Shop Restocks TBS6 Darth Revan/Sabine Wren Wave

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 08:14 AM ET |

Most of the Darth Revan/Sabine Wren wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" line is IN STOCK at Hasbro Toy Shop. Revan of course is gone. Hopefully he will be packed in solid cases soon enough. By the way, there is FREE SHIPPING for all orders over $29.

Review: Yoda - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH09)

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

Remember the great Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] debacle? Well, we're continuing to check out some of the figures that helped create the worst bottle-necking of Star Wars figures of all time. Many feel it literally was the death knell for the 3.75" line. And to think it was all because of Episode I! Discover Yoda, one of the worst choices for the Movie Heroes line, 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.

Yoda

Imperial AT-ST Walker And Driver Was Just IN STOCK At Walmart.com

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2017 at 09:35 PM ET |

Ugh! We all just missed the Walmart exclusive Imperial AT-ST Walker And Imperial AT-ST Driver on Walmart.com. It might be wise to keep an eye on it in case it returns.

            

Check out the latest 6 Inch The Black Series release: Chirrut Îmwe. Click below for our full Visual Guide, and read our review for our full analysis.

Chirrut Îmwe (36) - The Black Series - 6 Inch Figures

Hurry! Pre-order Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe at JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys! Hasbro got smart with this one! FULL CASE PACKS AVAILABLE! They brought them back!

The Star Wars Classic coin collection from New Zealand Mint now features six classic characters (with more to follow) but, due to high demand for some of the most beloved character coins, there is now very little stock and no more available.

Each coin has a restriction in the number that can be produced worldwide, called ‘Mintage’. These coins are therefore all limited editions, as legally no more of the same coin can be produced once the mintage number has been met. Click through for more details!

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Review: Chirrut Imwe - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figure (36)

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

It's time to check out the 6" Chirrut Ímwe 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.

Chirrut Ímwe

How About An Ultimate Boxed Set Of The Finest 6" Trooper Figures?

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2017 at 09:48 PM ET |

Wouldn't it be one of the most ultimate things if there was a multipack put together of some of Hasbro's best Star Wars troopers combined all in one set? It would be the perfect way to army build some of their finest 6" figures. They should consider bringing these characters together into one boxed set or something. We're sure there are plenty of online retailers that would jump on this.

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2017 at 09:31 PM ET |

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles!

Corrected Version Of Grand Admiral Thrawn Shipping From Amazon

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2017 at 09:27 PM ET |

Amazon has started shipping out the "correct" version of the Rogue One Grand Admiral Thrawn figure. It seems as if the error version might actually be fairly rare this time. Special thanks to JTA reader Andrew W. for the news.

Up next for our Movie Heroes Visual Guide updates is Obi-Wan Kenobi (MH08). Click below for the full Visual Guide page, and click here to also check out our extended photo gallery and review.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (MH08) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

A Team Any Star Wars Fan Can Get Behind!

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2017 at 11:44 AM ET |

3. 7. 5. Hike! I am trying to put together a fantasty footsketball team for a theoretical World Series. (See Bantha Skull – even I know how to talk sports! Besides, that's all you do since you stopped reporting on Star Wars collecting. I digress.) Would a team made up of a female X-wing Pilot from Rogue One, Snoke, Luke Skywalker from The Force Awakens and a Red Guard be a good combination or a winning team? This exclusive lineup seems to be a win for me so I guess the answer is yes.

      

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH08)

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

Remember the great Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] debacle? Well, we're continuing to check out some of the figures that helped create the worst bottle-necking of Star Wars figures of all time. Many feel it literally was the death knell for the 3.75" line. And to think it was all because of Episode I! Discover Obi-Wan Kenobi, one of the worst and most repacked figures in 2012, 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

General Grievous (MH07) is our next Visual Guide update to the SW [TPM 3D] Movie Heroes line. Click below to have a look at another repacked figure from this collection, and check out our full review for complete analysis of this figure.

General Grievous (MH07) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Some Cold Weather Advice For Obi-Wan Kenobi

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2017 at 08:21 PM ET |

If Obi-Wan Kenobi stays out too long on Hoth's icy tundra directing Luke Skywalker's path, he might put himself at risk of catching a cold. Force spirits/apparitions are at risk for illness too, right? You may have to go to your local pharmacy to get him an elixir or Star Wars The Black Series 6" figure to make him feel better! But don't take our advice for it.

Sneak Peek! The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Chirrut Imwe (36)

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2017 at 07:46 PM ET |

Check out our sneak peek of The Black Series [Phase III] Chirrut Imwe 6" figure. It's another beauty!

BREAKING NEWS! The Black Series [Phase III] Wave 11 Revealed!

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2017 at 06:20 PM ET |

So, a little birdie flew into my window today and tweeted a lovely song of what will comprise wave 11 of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" lineup. Are you curious? Of course you are. Those great 6" figures revealed at SDCC last July are finally on tap for release (as well as one unnecessary carry-forward figure). Click through for more. Oh, and comment, comment, comment. I sometimes get motivated to post more cool news depending on how much interaction we get....

Review: General Grievous - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH07)

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2017 at 12:55 AM ET |

Remember the great Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] debacle? Well, we're going to be checking out some of the figures that helped create the worst bottle-necking of Star Wars figures of all time. Many feel it literally was the death knell for the 3.75" line. And to think it was all because of Episode I! Discover General Grievous, a figure whose sculpt was a very old at the time of its re-release in 2012, 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.

General Grievous

Hoth Smuggler's Bounty Box Arriving!

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2017 at 09:25 PM ET |

The January 2017 Smuggler's Bounty Box is arriving and you can now check out its contents. Be sure to pre-order the new March Rebels box coming soon which includes cool Darth Maul Pop!

   
   

We have a first look Visual Guide for you today, featuring The Black Series 6 Inch Baze Malbus (37). Click below for the full Visual Guide, and also read our first look Research Droids Review right here!

Baze Malbus (37) - The Black Series - 6 Inch Figures

Gentle Giant has up for pre-order their Jango Fett Classic Mini Bust, Shoretrooper Classic Mini Bust, and Imperial/Rebel Emblem Bookends. Click below for the pre-order pages.

    

It’s time to take a look at “Downfall of a Droid.” Click through for the full review!

Grand Admiral Thrawn Is Really The Best Thing About Rebels

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2017 at 10:42 AM ET |

And even I seem to know that. I was also wondering if there is going to be a Rebels panel this year at San Diego Comic Con. I think the guy that plays Grand Admiral Thrawn is a fantastic voice actor. Maybe he could subtly reveal future rumors about the show to me.

Such A Great Combination And A Perfect Tribute For 40 Years

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2017 at 10:02 AM ET |

I have never been to San Diego Comic Con to date, but I was wondering if Mark Hamill might attend this year so I can get this photo of Luke Skywalker and Landspeeder signed. Does anyone have some inside scoop on this? Please email me if so.

Review: Baze Malbus - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figures (37)

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

It's time to check out the pretty awesome Baze Malbus figure from The Black Series [Phase III] line. 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.

Baze Malbus

Next up for the Movie Heroes Visual Guide updates is the Super Battle Droid (MH02). Click below for a look at this repacked figure, and read our full review for the full report.

Super Battle Droid - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH02)

New The Force Awakens Based Two-Packs Set Found At Walmart

Posted by Paul | January 15, 2017 at 06:44 PM ET |

A new Two-Packs set has been found at Walmart. But why does it include Captain Phasma and Finn? Hasbro, we have some great Two-Pack ideas for you if you're scraping the bottom of the barrel already. Special thanks to JTA reader Paul V. for store report!

Every Item From TBS [P1] And TBS [P2] Archived In RDRs/VGs

Posted by Paul | January 15, 2017 at 09:07 AM ET |

It took some time to reach the end, but we have officially completed archiving every last product from the The Black Series [Phase I] and The Black Series [Phase II] in our RDRs, VGs, and/or both. And to "celebrate" we've updated the archival pages and many of the reviews. The Black Series [Phase I] released a total of 44 individually released items (45 if that AT-RT Driver (#30) figure ever gets released) and The Black Series [Phase II] released a total of 46 packaged items. Both phases were released from 2013 through 2015 (save for that 2016 release of the Republic Trooper) and featured the last few 3.75" basic figures that weren't retailer exclusives. Visual Guides can be found at these links: TBS [P1] and TBS [P2]. Banners below will take you to the Research Droids Reviews.

Review: Super Battle Droid - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH02)

Posted by Paul | January 15, 2017 at 02:40 AM ET |

Remember the great Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] debacle? It's been blamed as the reason for The Vintage Collection's demise and some conspiracy theorists believe it's why the 6" line is the main line right now. Well, we're going to be checking out some of the figures that helped create the worst bottle-necking of all time. Many feel it literally was the death knell for the 3.75" line. And to think it was all because of Episode I (AGAIN)! Discover the Super Battle Droid, a figure whose sculpt was a DECADE old at the time of its re-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.

Super Battle Droid

Sneak Peek! The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Baze Malbus (37)

Posted by Paul | January 14, 2017 at 06:21 PM ET |

We have an awesome sneak peek for you of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Baze Malbus (37) figure. This may be one of Hasbro's finest human likenesses and efforts to date in this scale. Needless to say, we're impressed. We have a fully completed review and photo gallery for you to check out right now in our Research Droids Reviews.


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