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November 2014

FlashBack Review: Bespin Cloud Car - SW [SOTDS] - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2014 at 07:52 PM ET |

Bespin Cloud Car

  • Collectible: Bespin Cloud Car
  • Collection: Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
  • Category: Vehicles
  • Review Sequence: #417
  • Original Publication Date: July 14, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 340th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Review: Wolfpack Clone Trooper (104th) - 1:6 Scale Figure

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2014 at 01:54 PM ET |

We're tired of clones from Sideshow Collectibles, but the Wolfpack Clone Trooper (104th) is actually quite nice. And he isn't a generic clone either. He is Sinker from Season 4 of The Clone Wars. 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.

Wolfpack Clone Trooper (104th)

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Card Backs, Part 2: The 20/21-back

Posted by Chuck | November 30, 2014 at 11:51 AM ET |

Our next round of Vintage card back updates features the next 9 figures released on the 20/21-back cards. Click through to take a look at which figures received updates in our Vintage Visual Guide!

Humor: Star Wars: The Force Awakens George Lucas' Special Edition

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2014 at 08:09 AM ET |

This is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time. Special thanks to JTA reader Cody B. for bringing it to our attention. We bet that you'll not only think it's funny too, but very accurate. See George Lucas' Special Edition of the Episode VII trailer on YouTube right now!

FlashBack Review: Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit) - TVC - VC95

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2014 at 06:39 PM ET |

Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit)

  • Collectible: Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit) (VC95)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1,067
  • Original Publication Date: April 24, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 160th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2012

Special Report: Action Figures In Action - Issue #8

Posted by Chuck | November 29, 2014 at 01:44 PM ET |

It's time for another edtion Action Figures In Action for all of our action figure lovers out there! Click through to check out November's edition of spectacular photos featuring action figures... in action! Don't forget to leave your comments and thoughts on these in our comments section! Make sure to posts requests for future Action Figures In Action photos! As always, stop by Calum's Instagram page to see more of his work (but you will only find it in high resolution right here at JTA).

Review: The Inquisitor - R - Saga Legends (SL03)

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2014 at 07:29 AM ET |

We continue plugging through the new Rebels figures. It's time for The Inquisitor, so let's look at this action figure to see how well it represents the character on the show. It's 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.

The Inquisitor

The Circle Is Now Complete Darth Vader Vs. Obi-Wan Kenobi 1:6 Scale

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2014 at 07:23 AM ET |

Right on time after the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer reveal, Hot Toys teases the "Circle Is Now Complete" Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi one-sixth scale figure set!

FlashBack Review: Imperial Navy Commander - TVC - VC94

Posted by Paul | November 28, 2014 at 05:32 PM ET |

Imperial Navy Commander

  • Collectible: Imperial Navy Commander (VC94)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1,066
  • Original Publication Date: April 23, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 309th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2012

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Card Backs, Part 1: The 12-back

Posted by Chuck | November 28, 2014 at 11:35 AM ET |

We are beginning the process of updating our Vintage Visual Guides with carded images in our quest to put together the most comprehensive online guide to the varying card backs. We won't just be trolling the web to find images to fill this out (like some other guides and reports have done), but will be providing genuine verified samples for our archives! We put out the call and our readers answered! New JTA contributor George Telesco is working with us to kick-start this campaign in a big way! We will have MANY updates in the coming months and we start with the most iconic card backs in the history of Star Wars collecting: The 12-backs! Click through for a look at our updated guides featuring the first twelve carded figures to grace store shelves a long time ago...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer NOW LIVE!

Posted by Chuck | November 28, 2014 at 10:21 AM ET |

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is now live!

When you are finished watching it 200 times come back to this post and let us know what you thought... and no spoilers beyond what you see in the trailer!

Amazon.com Black Friday Sale

Posted by Chuck | November 28, 2014 at 09:25 AM ET |

Amazon.com's Black Friday sale is in full swing! Support JTA this shopping season by clicking on our advertising banners for all of your Holiday shopping, and support our Sponsors for all of your Star Wars needs! Banners can be fround on the right side of our page for our Sponsor's stores and our online shopping stores (Amazon, Target, Entertainment Earth, and more). Thanks for continuing to make JTA a success year after year! It doesn't cost you anything to click but it certainly helps support JTA! Happy shopping!

Review: Agent Kallus - R - Saga Legends (SL05)

Posted by Paul | November 28, 2014 at 09:13 AM ET |

We continue plugging through the new Rebels figures which sadly still haven't hit everywhere yet. Check out the mean Agent Kallus 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.

Agent Kallus

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys - Black Friday Sale RIGHT NOW!

Posted by Paul | November 28, 2014 at 09:00 AM ET |

It's happening RIGHT NOW!

Brian's Toys Thanksgiving Weekend Sale

Posted by Chuck | November 28, 2014 at 08:54 AM ET |

Brian's Toys is giving thanks this weekend by running a Thanksgiving Sale. Stop by and see what they have to offer! Items range from 10%-60% off and include many The Black Series figures. Sale runs through December 4th.

Entertainment Earth Black Friday Sale

Posted by Chuck | November 28, 2014 at 08:42 AM ET |

Stop by Entertainment Earth and see what they have for their Black Friday sale, now live! This includes several daily deals such as the Kurt S. Adler Boba Fett with Carbonite Christmas Statue.

FlashBack Review: Grand Moff Tarkin - TVC - VC98

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2014 at 03:52 PM ET |

Grand Moff Tarkin

  • Collectible: Grand Moff Tarkin (VC98)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1,128
  • Original Publication Date: June 24, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 126th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2012

Review: C1-10P ("Chopper") - R - Saga Legends (SL06)

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2014 at 09:51 AM ET |

It's review 2014 so it's time to start reviewing figures from the Rebels line! It's also Thanksgiving and we're thankful that we have new products to reveal as well! Let's start off with C1-10P ("Chopper"). This character is already getting flack in the show, and the action figure feels more like a Happy Meal toy than a real action figure. But we think this droid doesn't look half as bad as everyone is saying. 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.

C1-10P (Chopper)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2014 at 08:55 AM ET |

JTA wishes all of our readers a Happy Thanksgiving. We are so thankful that we have so much in life that we actually have time to complain about and praise Hasbro's action figures. Show thankfulness for something important today. God bless.

Good, Good Good, Paint Operations....

Posted by Paul | November 26, 2014 at 08:13 PM ET |

I can report that I have seen an incredible positive trend lately of much-improved paint operations, especially on C-3PO.

Bad Paint Operations Return?

Posted by Paul | November 26, 2014 at 08:08 PM ET |

Paint operations have been much improved, but then there are exceptions like this. Check out the image JTA friend Dale H. shared on our wall. Image originally comes from Star Wars Modern Figures Collector's Facebook page.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Available Online On Friday!

Posted by Tim_Steff | November 26, 2014 at 08:00 PM ET |

Can't make it to one of the select movie theaters for the world premiere of the highly anticipated The Force Awakens trailer this weekend? No worries! Lucasfilm confirms via Twitter what we all hoped for!

Gentle Giant Black Friday Sale: 30% Off In-stock Merchandise

Posted by Chuck | November 26, 2014 at 07:44 PM ET |

Gentle Giant is having a Black Friday Sale starting today and running through 11:59 PM Sunday, November 30th. Enter coupon code 30BLK2014 to receive 30% Off your entire purchase of selected In-Stock merchandise!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store - Black Friday Sale!

Posted by Chuck | November 26, 2014 at 07:34 PM ET |

It's time for the Big Bad Toy Store Black Friday Sale! 100+ Items...Sale runs until Monday, Dec 1st. You can also check out their latest newsletter right here!

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: Nikto (Skiff Guard) - TVC - VC99

Posted by Paul | November 26, 2014 at 03:35 PM ET |

Nikto (Skiff Guard)

  • Collectible: Nikto (Skiff Guard) (VC99)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1,132
  • Original Publication Date: June 28, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 480th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2012

Review: Battle Droid - SW [Y/AOTC] - Movie Heroes (MH04)

Posted by Paul | November 26, 2014 at 01:10 AM ET |

If 2012 was all about too much of the same product, then 2013 was all about too little. The Star Wars [Yoda/Attack Of The Clones] line was essentially a miscarriage, but some good stuff did manage to escape out, everywhere except the USA that is. Check out the Battle Droid (with cool exploding feature) from the failed Movie Heroes line. It's actually pretty cool. See it 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.

Battle Droid

FlashBack Review: Wedge Antilles - TVC - VC28

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2014 at 05:20 PM ET |

Wedge Antilles

  • Collectible: Wedge Antilles (VC28)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #841
  • Original Publication Date: September 11, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 192nd most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2011

Kmart.com Running 25% Off The Black Series Sale RIGHT NOW!

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2014 at 03:04 PM ET |

Kmart is running a 25% off sale RIGHT NOW and would you believe they actually have The Black Series figures in stock. We do not know if this applies to store purchases. Click the banner below to see what you can get!

Entertainment Earth Daily Deal: Darth Nihilus Mini Bust

Posted by Chuck | November 25, 2014 at 08:17 AM ET |

Today's Daily Deal at Entertainment Earth features Darth Nihilus Mini Bust for $49. Click through to take advantage of this deal!

Review: Anakin's Jedi Starfighter - SW [TPM 3D] - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2014 at 12:45 AM ET |

Maybe it would be best if we skip over review 2012 so we don't have to revisit "the debacle of 2012". But instead of ignoring this terrible time, let's check out a repacked Anakin's Jedi Starfighter from the last assortment of true Class II vehicles. 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.

Anakin's Jedi Starfighter

Rebels Figures Arrive At Hasbro Toy Shop!

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2014 at 05:47 PM ET |

HasbroToyShop.com has finally received Star Wars: Rebels figures! Use code FREESHIP25 to get FREE SHIPPING on orders $25 or more! Special thanks to JTA reader JediRebel71 for the alert!

FlashBack Review: Yoda - TVC - VC20

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2014 at 03:31 PM ET |

Yoda

  • Collectible: Yoda (VC20)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #633
  • Original Publication Date: February 15, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 83rd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2011

Episode VII Tease In Select Theaters This Friday?

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2014 at 02:14 PM ET |

JJ Abrams alludes to some sort of teaser for Episode VII via Twitter. If you can't be bothered with such social media nonsense like us, here is what he revealed.

Update: StarWars.com has released the theater list that will be showing the trailer for The Force Awakens. For those that won't be able to see it on the big screen this weekend it is slated to be shown widespread in December.

UPDATE: Toys R Us Running 20% Off Star Wars Toys Through This Wed

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2014 at 12:09 PM ET |

With special thanks to JTA reader Hunk of Junk for the alert, Toys R Us is running a 20% off sale through this Wednesday on all Star Wars toys. Toys are also on sale online, but all are not necessarily 20% off.

Review: Star Wars: Rebels - Episode 6: Empire Day

Posted by Chuck | November 24, 2014 at 08:27 AM ET |

Click through to take a look at JTA's review of this past week's Star Wars Rebels episode: Empire Day.

Review: Boba Fett - SW [SOTDS] - Saga Legends (SL30)

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2014 at 12:35 AM ET |

By 2011, Hasbro went through what collectors considered a clueless phase when it came to managing the Saga Legends line. Collectors begged them to use it as a sub-line to repack some hard-to-find figures along with keeping the core main characters available at retail in an evergreen fashion. They instead chose some of the oddest action figures to repack in this line however. Of course Boba Fett should seem like a great choice, but they released an inferior sculpt over some of the better updated versions and released a slight repaint of The Saga Collection figure. Boba Fett is "different enough to make you mad" and he can even "sit in a vehicle". But see why this figure is an easy pass despite a few benefits. 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.

Boba Fett

FlashBack Review: (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot - TVC - VC11

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2014 at 04:47 PM ET |

(Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot

  • Collectible: (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot (VC11)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #409
  • Original Publication Date: July 6, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 195th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

A Response To The Delayed Rebels Rumor Report....

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2014 at 12:41 PM ET |

Back on November 3rd, we published a RUMOR report that Rebels figures could/might be delayed until the end of January. We received this info from reliable sources, including a major distributor. However, the feedback we got from those that (1) didn't read the word "rumor" as well as see the question mark in our post and (2) misrepresented what our report ACTUALLY said, was filled with vitriole. (more....)

Review: Jar Jar Binks - TCW [SOTDS] - CW65

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2014 at 12:50 AM ET |

The year 2010 brought us some of the greatest The Clone Wars figures, and it also brought us some of the greatest repacks as well. The slightly repainted Jar Jar Binks was a figure collectors were desperate to see re-released again and it finally happened in The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] lineup. We're still plugging through the years celebrating the long-running Hasbro Star Wars action figure history and we've reached review 2,010. Because we have nothing new to review in The Vintage Collection, we're choosing an item from the other concurrent line of the same year. 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.

Jar Jar Binks

Rebels RDRs Coming Soon, But You Can Check Some Out Now Early....

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2014 at 09:50 PM ET |

We're still in the middle of our Hasbro tribute in our RDRs, but we will indeed be getting to the Rebels figures on or around Thanksgiving after we finish it up. You can however check out some of our reviews on these items right now by checking the Rebels category page in our index. Click the image below for more.

42161 Is Not Your Guaranteed Salvation For TBS Darth Vader

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2014 at 08:30 PM ET |

We know controversy exists with The Black Series , but we're not going to go into that again here. We have posted this article however to report a "buyer beware" warning to you. You know the recent developments of this figure. A new ball-socket head joint has been tooled to remedy the issue that some/many of these figures where the head just won't stay on the body. But we picked up TWO (2) the so-called confirmed 42161 date-stamped Darth Vader figure and they did not have the upgraded joint. The good news? The head (on this sample too) stays on fine with the shorter geodesic shape allowing for a wide-range of motion. Maybe it doesn't stay on as well as the larger ball-socket joint, but it STAYS on, save for any violent flicking of a finger. We shook it, we turned it and we posed the figure and the head stays on just fine. Our original (orange-carded) sample didn't have the falling-off-if-you-look at it wrong issue either. We have never discounted reports of this issue ever, but at this point it may be a crap-shoot whether or not you'll experience this issue for never or forever. Hopefully new date-stamped figures beyond 42161 will be more consistent with the fix. Click the image below for a larger view.

FlashBack Review: Nien Nunb - TVC - VC106

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2014 at 05:27 PM ET |

Nien Nunb

  • Collectible: Nien Nunb (VC106)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1,223
  • Original Publication Date: September 27, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 389th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2012

We've added 8 more entries in our Vintage Visual Guide Instructions, Inserts, and Catalogs section. Click through to see what's new, and stop by our Archive to check out our ever-growing repository of Vintage pack-in material.

Gentle Giant November Solicitations Include Jumbo, Mini Bust, Maquette

Posted by Chuck | November 22, 2014 at 08:44 AM ET |

Gentle Giant's November announcements feature plenty of Star Wars in the form of Maquettes, Mini Busts, and Jumbo Figures. Click through to check out the latest!

More New OT Mission Series And Rebels Images!

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2014 at 08:42 AM ET |

Our friends at StarWarsFiguren also have awesome new images of the eagerly anticipated OT Mission Series sets! Check them out!

Review: Stormtrooper Commander - LC - SDCC Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2014 at 12:40 AM ET |

We're still plugging through the years celebrating the long-running Hasbro Star Wars action figure history. We've reached review 2,009 so this means it's time to look at an item from the Legacy Collection. Let's look at the Stormtrooper Commander. See this very controversial repacked 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.

Stormtrooper Commander

New Rebels And OT Saga Legends And Mission Series Carded Images!

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2014 at 07:34 PM ET |

Our friends at StarWarsFiguren.com have posted NEW carded images of the newly announced OT focused Saga Legends figures (as well as some of the long-awaited Rebels Mission Series packs). I have to admit, the OT stuff looks pretty fantastic. Check them out!

FlashBack Review: Republic Trooper (The Old Republic) - TVC - VC113

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2014 at 04:32 PM ET |

Republic Trooper (The Old Republic)

  • Collectible: Republic Trooper (The Old Republic) (VC113)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1,229
  • Original Publication Date: October 3, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 41st most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2012

Sometimes They Come Back....

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2014 at 04:17 PM ET |

Wait, were we the only ones who missed this memo? JTA reader Aarren A. sends us horrifying images of stuff that we thought were no longer going to grace store shelves, especially since ALL of last years products are cluttering the clearance aisles as we speak. Click through to see the monstrosity. As Aarren writes, make it go away! The show hasn't even barely started yet, and Hasbro is already expecting these characters to be hits?... in another medium no less? Can someone explain this to us please?

Star Wars: Rebels Imperial Troop Transport Boxed Image!

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2014 at 11:37 AM ET |

With thanks to our friends at BanthaSkull.com for tipping us off, our other friends at StarWarsFiguren.com have posted boxed images of the upcoming Imperial Trooper Transport vehicle.

Found! The Black Series 6-inch Wave 6

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2014 at 09:22 AM ET |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com are reporting that the next wave of The Black Series 6" figures have been found at TARGET. If you'd like to see one of these figures now, JTA photographed and reviewed the first production sample of Yoda in early October. Check that out here. It looks like the ones being found at retail are of the same quality.

Review: AT-TE (All Terrain Tactical Enforcer) - TCW [F/S1] - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2014 at 12:15 AM ET |

The year 2008 brought us the very first phase of the long-running The Clone Wars line. And would you believe after all of these years we totally blew over the AT-TE (All Terrain Tactical Enforcer) vehicle from that line in our reviews? Now that we're on a roll celebrating Hasbro's rich Star Wars action figure history, we decided to focus our 2,008th review on this missed vehicle. See this behemoth 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-TE (All Terrain Tactical Enforcer)

FlashBack Review: Kithaba (Skiff Guard) - TVC - VC56

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2014 at 05:47 PM ET |

Kithaba (Skiff Guard)

  • Collectible: Kithaba (Skiff Guard) (VC56)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1,069
  • Original Publication Date: April 26, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 427th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2012

Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale C-3PO Pre-order Is Live

Posted by Chuck | November 20, 2014 at 05:44 PM ET |

The Sideshow Collectibles C-3PO Sixth Scale Figure pre-orders is now live! Click here for the pre-order page (and full gallery).

Battle Of Endor Set $30 Off Today Only!

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2014 at 05:41 PM ET |

JAT reader Mike R. alerts us that the TRU exclusive Battle Of Endor multipack is on sale for $69.99. These one day sales drive me crazy. I haven't been able to take advantage of one yet. You would think there would be better communication to patrons.

Most The Black Series Figures In Stock at HasbroToyShop.com!

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2014 at 01:35 PM ET |

Hasbro Toy Shop has the latest The Black Series figures in stock. Thanks to all of the JTA viewers for alerting us!

Review: TIE Bomber - TAC - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2014 at 07:53 AM ET |

We continue to plug along celebrating Hasbro's rich Star Wars action figure history. We have reached review 2,007 and that means it's time for an item from the 30 (77-07) lineup. How about the TARGET exclusive TIE Bomber? This vehicle has a very unique paint job and stick men on its hull. 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.

TIE Bomber

FlashBack Review: Gamorrean Guard - TVC - VC21

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2014 at 07:14 PM ET |

Gamorrean Guard

  • Collectible: Gamorrean Guard (VC21)
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #545
  • Original Publication Date: November 19, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 22nd most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | November 19, 2014 at 06:14 PM ET |

JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store checks in with their latest new arrivals and pre-orders. Get all the info after the jump!

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Starting Today In FlashBack Reviews!

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2014 at 08:57 AM ET |

As wonderful as it is to reflect back on the modern Hasbro Star Wars line since its inception in 1995, there was one period of time that had changed our collecting minds forever. It's now time to "FlashBack" to an era we wish we all could return to because it was the greatest collection of figures Hasbro had ever put together for us. Because of this collection, the collecting community had never been happier, nor more invested in what Hasbro was doing at the time. It had its bumps and bruises, but overall was a success. And it brought back people who stopped collecting years earlier. Hasbro says they'd love to return to it one day, but very few of us are patient enough to wait to see if this comes to pass. So we will show our love and support for the greatest Star Wars basic figure line ever created by revisiting it one by one in our FlashBack Reviews. We knew you were waiting for this and now is the time. And we've made you wait long enough. The first FlashBack Review in this collection starts today!

We continue to plug along celebrating Hasbro's rich Star Wars action figure history. We have reached review 2,006 and that means it's time for an item from The Saga Collection. So let's look at George Lucas (In Stormtrooper Disguise) which was an Ultimate Galactic Hunt mail-away exclusive. We bet you never expected this action figure, but look at that stunning head sculpt! It's the topic 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.

George Lucas (In Stormtrooper Disguise)

FlashBack Review: Rebel Trooper [Gunner] - TSC - SAGA 046

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2014 at 09:26 PM ET |

Rebel Trooper [Gunner]

  • Collectible: Rebel Trooper [Gunner] (SAGA 046)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #870
  • Original Publication Date: October 10, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,273rd most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Hasbro Tapes Them, Hasbro Tapes Them Not....

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM ET |

The reports of "taped" and "not taped' The Black Series [Phase II] store reports are all over the map. We received some of the earliest production figures out of China and none of ours had tape attached. Then I found some at TARGET that had tape. Now JTA reader Hunk of Junk found "without tape" figures at TRU. So it looks like this is hit or miss and who knows why we're even still having these troubles after Bubblegate.

Review: Anakin's Jedi Starfighter - ROTS - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2014 at 01:25 AM ET |

We're only 10 years in paying homage to Hasbro's long-running legacy of the Star Wars line. It's review 2,005 so that means it's time to review a product from the Revenge Of The Sith line. Let's check out Anakin's Jedi Starfighter, which was the template for all other Eta-2 class starfighters in the future. 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.

Anakin's Jedi Starfighter

FlashBack Review: AT-AT Driver - TSC - SAGA 009

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2014 at 10:03 PM ET |

AT-AT Driver

  • Collectible: AT-AT Driver (SAGA 009)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #653
  • Original Publication Date: March 7, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 596th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

The Black Series Wave 6 Hits TRU and TARGET: More Reports

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2014 at 09:58 PM ET |

JTA reader Martin M. sends us proof that the blue phase of The Black Series line is hitting TRU stores. I can also confirm that this wave is hitting piecemeal at TARGET in Pennsylvania as well. Click thr image below for a larger view.

Even MORE Proof Of The Prototype Boba Fett Sale At Walgreens

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2014 at 09:53 PM ET |

We have MORE proof of the 25% off Prototype Boba Fett with an image of the actual figure. It's running this week at Walgreens if you're lucky. I have YET to see this figure make a single appearance at ANY Walgreens store in my area and I have a bazillion of them. Nor has my online order shipped. Madness. NO MORE WALGREENS EXCLUSIVES! Special thanks to JTA reader Frank C. for the image and latest details.

Rebels Saga Legends Found In Central NJ!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2014 at 09:48 PM ET |

It's an early Christmas miracle, but the Toys R Us in Princeton NJ where I work got in Rebels Saga Legends figures. They rang up $6.99 each. Click the image bellow for a larger view. They'll be coming soon to RDRs once we go through our Hasbro tribute run of reviews.

Review: Tusken Raider - OTC - OTC #23

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2014 at 01:05 AM ET |

We're proceeding with paying homage to Hasbro's long-running legacy of the Star Wars line. It's review 2,004 and that means it's time for something from The Original Trilogy Collection. To our surprise, we skipped over the Tusken Raider back when we originally reviewed the OTC line, so what better time than now to address this missing figure? 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.

Tusken Raider

FlashBack Review: Holographic Clone Commander Cody - TSC - SAGA 056

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2014 at 09:24 PM ET |

Holographic Clone Commander Cody

  • Collectible: Holographic Clone Commander Cody (SAGA 056)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #735
  • Original Publication Date: May 28, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,165th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys: Huge Black Friday Sale Coming!

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2014 at 03:38 PM ET |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys is preparing for a huge Black Friday sale! Learn more about it!

Review: ARC Trooper - CW - Basic ('03 #43)

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2014 at 12:20 AM ET |

We're proceeding with paying homage to Hasbro's long-running legacy of the Star Wars line. It's review 2,003 and that means it's time for something from the Clone Wars line. Let's check out the ARC Trooper which was a very exciting figure at the time. 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.

ARC Trooper

FlashBack Review: Clone Trooper (Sergeant) - TSC - SAGA 060

Posted by Paul | November 15, 2014 at 10:41 PM ET |

Clone Trooper (Sergeant)

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper (Sergeant) (SAGA 060)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #732
  • Original Publication Date: May 25, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 965th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Dreamworks-Hasbro Merger Kaput

Posted by Paul | November 15, 2014 at 02:05 PM ET |

It's all in the title! Variety.com has the full scoop!

Review: Star Wars: Rebels - Episode 5: Out of Darkness

Posted by Chuck | November 15, 2014 at 09:18 AM ET |

We have the our latest look Star Wars Rebels with a review of Episode 6: Out of Darkness! Get the full review after the jump!

Review: Imperial Shuttle - SW [S - P1] - FAO Schwarz Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 15, 2014 at 12:01 AM ET |

We're continuing to pay homage to Hasbro's long-running legacy of the Star Wars line. It's review 2,002, so it's time to check out something from the Star Wars "Saga" line. How about the FAO Schwarz exclusive Imperial Shuttle vehicle? It's the topic 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.

Imperial Shuttle

FlashBack Review: General Rieekan - TSC - SAGA 012

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2014 at 10:58 PM ET |

General Rieekan

  • Collectible: General Rieekan (SAGA 012)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #672
  • Original Publication Date: March 26, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 914th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Hasbro Releases New Press Images Of Deluxe And Basic TBS6

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2014 at 02:50 PM ET |

Hasbro has released press images of upcoming The Black Series 6" Deluxe and basic figures. Check them out on our Facebook page. Images for the Wampa/Luke, Tauntaun/Han Solo, Bossk, and Han Stormtrooper are shown.

   

Be careful what you wish for! Perhaps the community referring to Hasbro 12" figures as shampoo bottles has given licensees ideas for new personal care products. It's like a nightmare folks! Look what JTA reader LesDudis found at his local Walmart. At least this company isn't trying to pawn them off as toys! (Click through for his report and click the thumb for a closer look at the image.)

Review: Darth Maul (With Sith Attack Droid) - POTJ - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2014 at 06:21 AM ET |

We're back on schedule to pay homage to Hasbro's long-running legacy of the Star Wars line. It's review 2,001, so let's check out the POTJ Darth Maul (With Sith Attack Droid) 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 (With Sith Attack Droid)

FlashBack Review: Rebel Trooper - TSC - SAGA 046

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2014 at 09:16 PM ET |

Rebel Trooper

  • Collectible: Rebel Trooper (SAGA 046)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #869
  • Original Publication Date: October 9, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,279th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale C-3PO Preview

Posted by Chuck | November 13, 2014 at 05:31 PM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles has the preview page up for the LONG awaited C-3PO Sixth Scale Figure! Pre-orders go live Next Thursday (November 20th). Click here for the full preview.

Breaking News: Dreamworks-Hasbro Merger A Strong Possibility?

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2014 at 08:15 AM ET |

Site deadline.com is reporting discussion of a possible merger with Hasbro and Dreamworks to form a powerhouse company called Dreamworks-Hasbro. The deal is about two months away and early talks cite that Jeffrey Katzenberg would chair the combined operation. How do you think this may or may not affect the Hasbro Star Wars line? Click through for more.

2,000th Review: Jango Fett - Life-Size Bust (Thank You, JTA Readers!)

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2014 at 12:05 AM ET |

Stop the press! We interrupt our Hasbro homage-paying string of reviews to celebrate a landmark today, and oh boy is it a BIG ONE! Jedi Temple Archives has published our 2,000th Research Droids Review today! To celebrate this nice big and even number, we have added a gorgeous high-end collectible to the database; the final piece (for now) in Sideshow Collectibles' incredible Life-Size Busts line: Jango Fett. JTA is also the only place on the web where you can see all fifteen (15) Life-Size Busts fully photographed and reviewed! See Jango Fett (as well as the others) 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.

Jango Fett

NOTE: We will be leaving this thread open so you can comment about our five and a half years old Research Droids Reviews column (in general) so you can give us feedback and express what you like, what you don't like, what you'd like to see in the future, and where you hope the column heads in the future. We thank you for keeping us going so strongly with the RDRs and for zealously accruing over seven (7) million hits in the column since its inception. Thank you JTA readers! You are the greatest!

FlashBack Review: Rep Been - TSC - SAGA 049

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2014 at 09:59 PM ET |

Rep Been

  • Collectible: Rep Been (SAGA 049)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #769
  • Original Publication Date: July 1, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,335th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

More Details And Ad Proof Of 25% Off Proto Fett At Walgreens

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2014 at 09:36 PM ET |

Earlier today we posted an article about the Proto Fett at Walgreens and 25% off. Well, back on November 9, 2014, JTA reader Steven U. actually sent me in the proof but it accidentally went into my junk folder. Sorry Steven! We weren't ignoring you! Please click through for his full report.

Rebels Figures Hit Montreal Canada

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2014 at 09:32 PM ET |

JTA reader Jonathan from Montreal Canada sends us a rpeort that Rebels figures are hitting his area. Click through for his report.

JTA reader Jcc2224 lets us know that his brother works at a local Target, and on his break he spotted the new vehicle-figure sets from Rebels! They only had the one pictured and the Ghost, the AT-DP wasn't present. Hopefully this is another sign that the Rebels figures will be hitting soon in a more widespread fashion. It' sbeen nothign but crickets in the PA area.

Store Reports From Boston, Massachusetts

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2014 at 09:20 PM ET |

JTA reader Darth Janus gives us a rundown of what he is seeing in his area which is Boston. Click through for the details!

Rebels Figures Found At The Top Of The Northeast

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2014 at 09:16 PM ET |

JTA reader Commander Joe276 alerts to another Revebls find at TARGET. Check out what he had to say. He lives in Maine!

Anovos Premier Imperial Officer Line

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2014 at 09:09 PM ET |

Anovos announces the Premier Imperial Officer line! Check it out!

The Black Series Invades North Carolina!

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2014 at 09:06 PM ET |

JTA reader Mike R. proudly reports that North Carolina is getting plenty of new The Black Series 3.75" figures! Click the thumbnail below for a large image of what he's found!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | November 12, 2014 at 08:02 PM ET |

Check out the latest from Big Bad Toy Store with their new arrivals and pre-orders...

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Proto Fett 25% Off If You Have Walgreens Card (This Week Only)

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2014 at 08:47 AM ET |

Good friend Dale H. posted an alert on my Facebook page that Proto Fetts and the rest of the wave are on sale at Walgreens this week if you have a Balance Rewards card. They will take 25% off at the register. ONLY $14.99!!! Click through for the proof!

Review: Jar Jar Binks - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2014 at 08:39 AM ET |

We are continuing our celebration of the incredible legacy of Star Wars products Hasbro has given us since the beginning of the modern era. We've now reached review 1,999 today, so that means we need to look at a figure from the Episode I line. Check out Jar Jar Binks as she appeared in the Dark Empire comics. 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.

Jar Jar Binks

Entertainment Earth Daily Deal: 50% Off Select The Clone Wars Figures

Posted by Chuck | November 12, 2014 at 08:26 AM ET |

Today's Daily Deal at Entertainment Earth features 50% off select The Clone Wars figures. Click through to see if you need to fill any holes in your collection.

FlashBack Review: Gragra - TSC - SAGA 052

Posted by Paul | November 11, 2014 at 09:18 PM ET |

Gragra

  • Collectible: Gragra (SAGA 052)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #768
  • Original Publication Date: June 30, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,216th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions Available Today

Posted by Chuck | November 11, 2014 at 03:07 PM ET |

The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions is available today! Have your ordered your copy yet?

Darth Vader (#26) Receives Tooling Update Under New TBS Line Look

Posted by Paul | November 11, 2014 at 02:02 PM ET |

Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that a neck peg sculpt running change for Darth Vader (#26) has been found under the new The Black Series line look change with the Darth Vader (#03) figure. If your #26 figure had head/neck issues, you're in luck because the peg has been made larger to keep the head on better. It's good to know that there is finally complete resolution for all with the greatest Darth Vader figure Hasbro has ever produced.

Review: Princess Leia - EU - Basic

Posted by Paul | November 11, 2014 at 08:03 AM ET |

We are continuing our celebration of the incredible legacy of Star Wars products Hasbro has given us since the beginning of the modern era. We've now reached review 1,998 today, so that means we need to look at a figure from the Expanded Universe line that ran in between the many phases of The Power Of The Force "2" lineup. Check out Princess Leia as she appeared in the Dark Empire comics. 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.

Princess Leia

FlashBack Review: Sith Training Darth Maul - TSC - SAGA 053

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2014 at 09:14 PM ET |

Sith Training Darth Maul

  • Collectible: Sith Training Darth Maul (SAGA 053)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #737
  • Original Publication Date: May 30, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,078th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

We are continuing our celebration of the incredible legacy of Star Wars products Hasbro has given us since the beginning of the modern era. We've reached review 1,997 today, so that means we need to look at a figure from the green phase of The Power Of The Force "2" lineup. Check out Princess Leia Organa (As Jabba's Prisoner), a figure that changed the climate of collecting 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 (As Jabba's Prisoner)

FlashBack Review: Kit Fisto - TSC - SAGA 055

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2014 at 09:21 PM ET |

Kit Fisto

  • Collectible: Kit Fisto (SAGA 055)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #721
  • Original Publication Date: May 14, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,076th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Hasbro Toy Shop Has The Latest The Black Series In Stock

Posted by Chuck | November 09, 2014 at 11:12 AM ET |

Hasbro Toy Shop has the latest The Black Series figures in stock. Thanks to all of the JTA viewers for alerting us! And don't forget to use the discount code 10HTSDISC for a 10% savings!

Review: Swoop - SOTE - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2014 at 02:40 AM ET |

We are continuing our celebration of the incredible legacy of Star Wars products Hasbro has given us since the beginning of the modern era. It's our 1,996th review today, so we will look at something from the Shadows Of The Empire line. (Hopefully you're catching on to the trend here.) So let's check out the Swoop, complete with Swoop Trooper. 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.

Swoop

FlashBack Review: Chewbacca (With Electronic C-3PO) - TSC - SAGA 054

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2014 at 09:49 PM ET |

Chewbacca (With Electronic C-3PO)

  • Collectible: Chewbacca (With Electronic C-3PO) (SAGA 054)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #736
  • Original Publication Date: May 29, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 792nd most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Instructions & Inserts Section Now Open

Posted by Chuck | November 08, 2014 at 04:30 PM ET |

Our Vintage Visual Guide gets a nice addition today! This time we have added a brand new section featuring high-quality, full page, uncut scans of Instructions, inserts, labels, and more! We've added 20 items so far, with many more to add. Stop by and see what's new!

    

Review: Star Wars: Rebels - Episode 4: Breaking Ranks

Posted by Chuck | November 08, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET |

Stop by and check out our latest Star Wars Rebels Review: Episode 5: Breaking Ranks!

Review: Classic Edition 4-Pack - POTF2 [R] - Toys R Us Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2014 at 02:25 AM ET |

Perhaps it's just bad timing with all the new product being found at the moment, but we will be running a stretch of reviews celebrating the wonderful long legacy of incredible Star Wars products Hasbro has given us since the beginning of the modern era. (We will come back to reviewing the new Rebels stuff when we're done.) Because we have hit our 1,995th review today, we are beginning this tribute with a look at the 1995 POTF2 Classic Edition 4-Pack Toys R Us exclusive. It's the topic 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.

Classic Edition 4-Pack

FlashBack Review: Holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi - TSC - SAGA 063

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2014 at 10:32 PM ET |

Holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Collectible: Holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi (SAGA 063)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #689
  • Original Publication Date: April 12, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,151st most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Just in time for the Holidays... Star Wars figure reports are coming in daily (and consistently) now, from coast to coast! Click through for a combination of reports from viewers on Star Wars Rebels, The Black Series, and more Prototype Boba Fett goodness! Check your local TRU because they are also having a BOGO 40% off sale!

Review: Droopy McCool - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2014 at 08:41 AM ET |

It's time for the next band member of the Max Rebo Band: Droopy McCool. He is adorable. 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.

Droopy McCool

Please Read: Diorama Parts Update From Hole In The Ground Productions

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2014 at 08:34 AM ET |

We were copied on the same email as our friends at Yakface.com and they've already posted this potentially disturbing news for those that want action figure diorama parts. Click through for more.

FlashBack Review: Combat Engineer Clone Trooper - TSC - SAGA 068

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2014 at 10:11 PM ET |

Combat Engineer Clone Trooper

  • Collectible: Combat Engineer Clone Trooper (SAGA 068)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #680
  • Original Publication Date: April 3, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 853rd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2014 at 09:59 PM ET |

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys!

Star Wars BOGO Sale at Meijers Through November 12th

Posted by Chuck | November 06, 2014 at 09:35 PM ET |

Meijer is having a BOGO sale until November 12th, so make sure to check their Star Wars section to see if you can score some deals! Thanks JTA reader SlothFromHoth for the alert! Click through for his report!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | November 06, 2014 at 09:26 PM ET |

Big Bad Toy Store updates with a list of their latest pre-orders and new arrivals. Click through to see what's new in the world of collecting!

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Amazon Lightning Deal: TVC Mail-away Prototype Boba Fett

Posted by Chuck | November 06, 2014 at 02:15 PM ET |

Let the Lightning Deals begin! Frank C sends in an update on a TVC Lightning Deal!

Amazon has the Boba Fett Mail-Away Prototype TVC Figure up for a Pre-Black Friday Lightning Deal.  It is available to Prime Members exclusively for the next 20 mins.  It will then open up to the general public.  It is 20% claimed at $19.99 each.  Usually I wouldn’t pay that much for a figure, but considering he was a mail-away, I will make an exception today.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2014 at 12:58 PM ET |

It looks like we have a title folks. Welcome Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Entertainment Weekly exclusively reveals the title.

UPDATE: Apparently the proper title to this film is Star Wars: The Force Awakens with the Episode VII dropped from the title.

Review: Sy Snootles [Non Special Edition] - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2014 at 09:36 AM ET |

Did you know the Sy Snootles Mini Bust has a really cool Easter egg (which may be a nod to The Clone Wars television show)? See what it is 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.

Sy Snootles

FlashBack Review: Aurra Sing - TSC - SAGA 070

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 10:11 PM ET |

Aurra Sing

  • Collectible: Aurra Sing (SAGA 070)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #608
  • Original Publication Date: January 21, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 719th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Wow! New The Black Series Wave 6 Found At Kmart Already! (R5-G19 Wave)

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 08:45 PM ET |

Wow! The Black Series wave 6 JUST started arriving to etailers like Entertainment Earth, but JTA reader Steve sends us proof that he's found them in his local Kmart in Maryland of all places. If you want these figures, Kmart may be a great option for you! They are only $9.99 each.

Hasbro Figures Almost A Decade Old Found At Kmart. A Lot Of Them....

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 08:34 PM ET |

JTA reader Bud C. sends us a report that he found an almost full case of Revenge Of The Sith figures at his local Kmart. He said that about a half dozen or so each of Neimoidian soldiers and Clone Troopers along with one Darth Vader and one Bail Organa were all there and they were all priced at $6.99. Click the image below for a larger view.

Once Again, You Just Never Know What You're Going To Find....

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 08:27 PM ET |

JTA reader JT (man that sounds weird) has come across an unbelievable find at his local Kmart store. This is a report you're GOING to want to read. Click through for more.

Rebels Figures Hit New Orleans LA

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 08:21 PM ET |

JTA reader Lester M. from New Orleans LA also lets us know that he found remnants of Rebels figures at his Toys R Us. Click through for his report.

Rebels Figures Found At TARGET In Portland OR

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 08:17 PM ET |

JTA reader MIke R. has found Rebels figures at TARGET in Portland OR. Click the thumbnail below for a larger image. See the specifics of his report by clicking through.

Rebels Figures Found In Fresno CA

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 08:12 PM ET |

Rebels figures have also been found in Fresno CA at Toys R Us. Special thanks to JTA reader mintoncard for the report!

Star Wars: Rebels Saga Legends And Mission Series Hit Dallas Texas

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 08:08 PM ET |

JTA reader James McF. writes in to let us know that Rebels figures have hit his TRU in Dallas, TX. Despite the latest rumors surfacing, we continue to get more and more store reports of figures hitting. More reports coming soon! Click thumbnail below for a larger image.

TARGET Exclusive Hot Wheels Set Promo Price

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 08:03 PM ET |

JTA reader Michael W. sends in news that the TARGET exclusive Hot Wheels multipack has been reduced to $18. Click through for his report.

More Prototype Boba Fett's Showing Back Up At Walgreens In Delaware

Posted by Chuck | November 05, 2014 at 04:56 PM ET |

JTA reader Jac just wrote in to let viewers in the Delaware area know that the Walgreens in Wilmington, DE (Fairfax Shopping Center) has 5 Prototype Fetts in stock. Go there now if you are still on the hunt! Looks like the November shipments are starting to arrive as expected. Thanks for the tip Jac!

Indiana Star Wars Collecting Community Fall Social This Saturday

Posted by Chuck | November 05, 2014 at 02:02 PM ET |

The Indiana Star Wars Collecting Community is having a fall social this Saturday from 11am-3pm in Noblesville, Indiana. Click through for the full details on how you can attend!

Amazon.com Black Friday Star Wars Store

Posted by Chuck | November 05, 2014 at 11:13 AM ET |

Amazon is starting up with the early Black Friday deals with their Countdown to Black Friday. Up to 40% off Star Wars stuff in their Star Wars store. Keep an eye out as the deals should get better as the season progresses.

Review: Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios/Stormtrooper - R - Mission Series (MS01)

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 12:55 AM ET |

The Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios/Stormtrooper Mission Series set is pretty good. The Stormtrooper has some discoloration already and the paint operations aren't as tight as we'd like to see, but Zeb is a gorgeous action figure, five points of articulation or not. See why we're sold on this set 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.

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Hasbro Releases New Press Images Of Upcoming Figures

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2014 at 09:47 PM ET |

Hasbro has just released new press images of upcoming Saga Legends and Mission Series figures. We have posted them on our Facebook page.

FlashBack Review: Republic Elite Forces (Omega Squad) - TAC - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2014 at 06:58 PM ET |

Republic Elite Forces (Mandalorians & Omega Squad)

  • Collectible: Republic Elite Forces (Mandalorians & Omega Squad)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #787
  • Original Publication Date: July 19, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 462nd most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

MOC Collectors Have New Worries: Scotch Tape

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2014 at 06:07 PM ET |

JTA Facebook fan Stephane D. submitted an image to us which shows (right out of the factory case) a piece of Scotch tape running across EACH SIDE the bubble. I guess Hasbro gave up on heat sealing. Click the thumbnail below for a larger image.

New Figures Coming Soon To HasbroToyShop.com!

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2014 at 06:00 PM ET |

HasbroToyShop.com is prepping their site for the arrival of new Star Wars figures including wave 6 of the 3.75" TBS line and wave 5 of the TBS6 line. Check it out! Special thanks to Commander Joe276 for the alert!

But they're for the children, right? Guess what isn't selling in my area at all, despite a $47 promotional price and plenty of shelf space being taken up? If you think exclusives like these are good for the hobby at that their eventual sell through can only mean greater exclusives in the future, well, you're wrong. These won't sell at this price and we're not sure how they will sell at 75% off quite honestly. When we never get a collector-focused exclusive again, be sure to track back exclusive history to this piece. It may be the end all reason TARGET just hangs up their Star Wars exclusive program. They have single=packed shampoo bottles that they can't give away for $4.99. Why in the world would the buyer of TARGET take on a five pack of them? Good luck TARGET!

You May Fire When Ready! Tarkin Lands In Stores Today

Posted by Chuck | November 04, 2014 at 01:29 PM ET |

Star Wars: Tarkin is officially out today!

Brock Starsher Solid Case Pack Cancelled, Figure Remains 1 Per Case

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2014 at 01:01 PM ET |

With special thanks to our friends at BanthaSkull.com and JTA reader viceroygunray for the alerts, it looks like the Brock Starsher solid case pack has been cancelled. I really don't think this is that bad of an idea in all honesty.

More Star Wars Rebels and Saga Legends Found at Toys R Us!

Posted by Chuck | November 04, 2014 at 07:43 AM ET |

JTA reader K_Andrews reports picking up Star Wars Rebels figures at Toys R Us in Hawthorne, CA! And, he also found the Prototype Boba Fett at Walgreens (maybe they are finally getting their second wave of stock in!)... Click through for his report!

Review: R2-D2/C-3PO - R - Mission Series (MS02)

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2014 at 12:50 AM ET |

The review is finally ready. With all of the conflicting reports of the status of Rebels stuff, sit back and read our take on the R2-D2/C-3PO Mission Series set. It's a little bit disappointing. 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.

R2-D2/C-3PO

The Black Series Wave 6 Now Shipping! (3.75-inch)

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2014 at 08:52 PM ET |

Entertainment Earth is beginning to finally ship out wave wave 6 of The Black Series 3.75" line. If you still are on the fence about them, don't forget we have them already reviewed and photographed for you from our early advanced look at them back in September. Check them out! While not the most exciting wave, it does give us a never before released character and a controversial update to a popular version of Luke. Be sure to check out all of the Visual Guides on these figures as well.

      

FlashBack Review: Naboo Soldier - TSC - SAGA 050

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2014 at 06:56 PM ET |

Naboo Soldier

  • Collectible: Naboo Soldier (SAGA 050)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #771
  • Original Publication Date: July 3, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,275th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Amazon Has The Black Series Six Inch Sandtrooper Corporal In Stock

Posted by Chuck | November 03, 2014 at 05:04 PM ET |

The Black Series six inch Sandtrooper corporal is the latest figure from this wave to drop to normal, non-third party pricing on Amazon ($22.99). Darth Vader was also there earlier today, but quickly sold out and went back to higher priced third party sellers. Keep checking as these continue to fluctuate in price. And, these are showing up with more and more frequency at local brick-and-mortar stores, so if you are searching on foot then keep looking!

BREAKING NEWS: Hasbro Postpones Rebels Figures Until 01/30/15?

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2014 at 02:40 PM ET |

We have just learned from JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store (indirectly) and other inside sources that Hasbro has delayed Star Wars: Rebels figures to them until first quarter 2015. Click through to see what we know. Keep this rumor in check as we don't know who this affects exactly (whether just online shops or brick and mortar) and as with any news like this, it can change on a dime (it likely will....) Also, keep in mind this rumor applies to USA markets as these figures have gotten out almost everywhere else to date. It's unknown if this delay is a directive from Hasbro (as in physically changing the date or not, or just happenstance because of how awry distribution has gone over the years. As we learn more we will fill you in as well. But it's been made quite clear that most of us won't see some Rebels figures until next year.

We have another unbelievable store report and if you live in the mid-south you really need to pay attention. It seems as if leftover The Vintage Collection figures are making their way to a discount chain called Bargain Hunt (right now they are only in IN, KY, TN, MS, AL and GA). This particular report comes from Knoxville, TN. But JTA reader John W. has a little more info for you, so click through for more. (And by the way, don't get too excited. You'll see what we mean in a moment.) According to John's report, these stores pick up returns from TARGET. How "funny" would it be if this is where all those figures ended up? Anyway, if you have a location near you, good luck and let us know what you find!

Update: Lexington, KY location has the same deal. Details after the jump! If you find similar deals/locations please post them in our comments!

Review: Clone Trooper - CW [A] - Basic

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2014 at 07:54 AM ET |

Check out the Clone Wars [Animated] Clone Trooper. It's the topic 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.

Clone Trooper

FlashBack Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - TSC - SAGA 047

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2014 at 08:17 PM ET |

Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Collectible: Obi-Wan Kenobi (SAGA 047)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #772
  • Original Publication Date: July 4, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,285th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Chopper Guest Appears On America's Funniest Videos

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2014 at 07:56 PM ET |

Chopper guest-starred on America's Funniest Videos tonight with a plug for the show on Disney XD Monday nights at 9 PM. The guest appearance was then followed by Star Wars themed homemade videos. Click the thumbnails below for larger images.

  

Advanced Look At The New Star Wars: Rebels Mission Series Sets

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2014 at 05:27 PM ET |

I received a shocking surprise when I got home today (Sunday). A new package from Amazon was at my doorstep. I have heard of Saturday delivery, but Sunday? Inside of it was two of the new Mission Series sets. Reviews are coming soon, but check out our galleries now by heading to our Star Wars: Rebels section of our RDRs to see over 50 new images of these sets right now between the two of them!

          
          

Review: Yoda - CW [A] - Basic

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2014 at 07:31 AM ET |

Another cool loooking figure in the Clone Wars [Animated] line is Yoda. He comes with only three points of articulation, but you probably won't care. See him 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

R2-KT Patch - Make A Wish

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2014 at 07:09 PM ET |

Help out friends at MintInBox.de make the R2-KT patch program a success. "Poor R2-KT ended up a headless droid this year, but at least she's filled with candy. So far the patch has racked up approx $925 in donations for Make-A-Wish, down a bit from last year. But the patches are on their way and we still have plenty! Plus we have a limited-supplies Halloween pack of the patch + 3 from our last few runs AND a KT vinyl sticker for just $20 free shipping. So help out MAW and get 'em before Lock, Shock, and Barrel take off into the night. Paypal is to r2kt@r2kt.com." Email Albin Johnson with questions.

TBS6 Wave 5 Hits The UK Plentifully

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2014 at 06:49 PM ET |

For our UK readers, wave 5 is making its rounds in your country too. JTA reader Kam sends us proof.

Obi-Wan: Use The Paint On Your Nose To Replace Your Eyebrows....

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2014 at 06:44 PM ET |

Obi-Wan Kenobi really needs to stop brown-nosing, or Hasbro needs to still find more ways to tighten up paint operations. I mean, look at what happened here. Did Obi-Wan use his nose to scrape off his eyebrows or should he use that paint to replace them? Click the thumbnail below for a larger image.

How Many Did They Make? SOTDS Vehicle 2-Packs Arriving At Marshalls!

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2014 at 04:46 PM ET |

There is another.... place to get the Shadow Of The Dark Side 2-pack vehicle sets! With special thanks to JTA reader Michael W., we know now that Marshalls is now getting them in stock, likely for the holiday shopping season. It's a good bet that TJ Maxx will also be getting these in as well. Click through for Michael's report!

FlashBack Review: Snowtrooper - TSC - SAGA 011

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2014 at 04:38 PM ET |

Snowtrooper

  • Collectible: Snowtrooper (SAGA 011)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #671
  • Original Publication Date: March 25, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 495th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Found! Rebels Figures Have Entered The Country.... Repeat....

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2014 at 01:56 PM ET |

It's an astounding miracle! We have the first report of Rebels basic figures being found in the USA at brick and mortar! JTA reader V. L. sends us shocking proof that Star Wars: Rebels figures have been found in the USA, at Toys R. Us in Murrieta CA. Click through for the report!

Walgreens Exclusive TBS6 Prototype Boba Fett Dedicated Display Revealed

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2014 at 01:02 PM ET |

We have received a photo from a reader who has asked to remain anonymous, but click the thumbnail for a closer look at the image and be sure to click through to read some inside information at Walgreens.

Solid The Black Series 6-inch Case Packs Arriving At Brick And Mortar!

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2014 at 09:05 AM ET |

JTA reader Eric S. ALSO lets us know that solid case packs are arriving! His store received a solid pack of Boba Fett. Wow, are things actually looking upwards now? Click the thumbnail below to see a large image of the solid Boba Fett case pack!

The Black Series 6-inch Wave 5 Found At TARGET!

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2014 at 08:53 AM ET |

JTA reader Eric S. lets us know that The Black Series wave 5 is arriving at TARGET too. His store got in a few cases. Things are definitely looking up.

Review: Count Dooku - CW [A] - Basic

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2014 at 07:51 AM ET |

We're returning to the Clone Wars [Animated] line, but just for a bit. It's time to look at Count Dooku, one of the nicest looking figures from this collection. See him 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.

Count Dooku

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