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May 2017

FlashBack Review: Concept Stormtrooper - TAC - 30 09

Posted by Paul | May 31, 2017 at 05:09 PM ET |

Concept Stormtrooper (Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series)

  • Collectible: Concept Stormtrooper (Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series) (30 09)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #576
  • Original Publication Date: December 20, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 743rd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

The Black Series Obi-Wan Kenobi Lightsaber Hits eBay

Posted by Paul | May 31, 2017 at 05:00 PM ET |

Do you want to be one of the first few people to own The Black Series Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber? There are a few on eBay for a lot of money. Special thanks to JTA reader Richard F. for the alert!

UPDATE: Cheaper one can be found HERE if you're interested.

Review: Darth Vader (Lord Of The Sith) - Premium Format Figure

Posted by Paul | May 31, 2017 at 10:26 AM ET |

See why there is no debate on why you need the Darth Vader (Lord Of The Sith) Premium Format Figure. We graciously thank Sideshow Collectibles for providing our review sample. 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.

Darth Vader (Lord Of The Sith)

In A Nancy Kerrigan Type Of Voice.... "Why, Why, Why?"

Posted by Paul | May 31, 2017 at 07:42 AM ET |

Why would anyone think that he could get this price for these two ultra rare figures? Or will he actually get it and perhaps more? Hasbro hinted that they'd consider re-releasing these two figure's in TVC's prime, we wonder if it's a possibility sometime in 2018 or beyond.... Special thanks to Sjefke for the disconcerting reminder.

We are receiving a significant amount of reports that those who pre-ordered wave 11 singles at GameStop are receiving notifications that the figures are now ready for pickup. Did you pre-order your figures here? Could this be a new reliable way to pre-order single figures going forward? Now if they could just figure out how to work this into an online pre-order it would be sublime. This may be the future folks because retail is screwing over the Star Wars action figure line and it should be at its prime. Special thanks to Alex G. and Colin for details on this report!

Wow! Hasbro Toy Shop's eBay store has added the Jawa and the Death Squad Commander for $19.99 and FREE shipping! Hurry if you want them! Special thanks to JTA reader Ginji A. for the alert!

    

UPDATE: These figures continue to toggle in and out of stock. Keep checking!

Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper [Version 2]

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper [Version 2]
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Evolutions
  • Review Sequence: #1140
  • Original Publication Date: July 6, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 494th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Imagine Waiting Six Months For A Crushed Darth Revan Figure!

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2017 at 01:55 PM ET |

We really don't mean to laugh at something as deflating as this, but the whole Star Wars collecting thing is just a complete disaster right now. Please Hasbro. Let The Vintage Collection save what's left of it. (i.e. follow the 2010-2012 way of thinking about the basic figure line and get those figures out there en masse). Let's recap things, shall we? Darth Revan becomes the most sought after TBS6 figure. Hasbro chooses other characters from the wave to release in solid case packs BEFORE Darth Revan. Darth Revan supply eventually becomes more plentiful after a grueling six month wait after its intended release date. Excited collectors wait for Darth Revan figures to arrive from Amazon. These figures arrive like they've been through a car crusher compactor right before arriving at doorsteps. Something has got to give. Special thanks to JTA reader Tpodielsky for sending these images to us as well as providing unintended comic relief. (We are however sorry that these figures came destroyed.)

    

The Black Series [Phase III] Wave 11 Recap

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2017 at 12:42 PM ET |

In case you might have been away during the holiday weekend and missed some of the additions made to our Research Droids Reviews, we have completely reviewed and archived The Black Series [Phase III] wave 11 figures. Check them out if you need to play catch up.

      

Review: Kylo Ren - Premium Format Figure

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2017 at 09:13 AM ET |

The Kylo Ren Premium Format Figure is stunning. Find out why it's something to consider for your collection 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.

Kylo Ren

Are you seeing this at your local brick and mortar stores? I wouldn't know as the Philly area doesn't get Star Wars products anymore and I haven't been on a store run in years. But we have received quite a few emails with concerns that express this is what is happening at stores that are getting new products. I would imagine that most stores haven't even received this yet, but what would I know. Let us know what it looks like in your area. Special thanks to Augstin for the store report! This image is from a Walmart in FL.

"I at one point had to say to Rian, ‘I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character. Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you’ve created and do my best to realize your vision." That's a direct quote from Mark Hamill. He then of course goes on to say how much he respects Rian Johnson after that.... blah, blah, blah. Check out the full article at Vanity Fair HERE.

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Power Droid

Posted by Chuck | May 29, 2017 at 05:38 PM ET |

This one may have snuck up on us and we missed it, but if you haven't already seen the Hot Toys Power Droid sneak peak on Sideshow's site then click here for the full preview.

What About That Hasbro Announcement For May 25th?

Posted by Paul | May 29, 2017 at 05:28 PM ET |

Hasbro – you said you were waiting for the actual 40th anniversary of Star Wars to make an announcement. That never happened. What was it?

UPDATE: Empire Toys Has TBS6 [P3] Wave 11 IN STOCK

Posted by Paul | May 29, 2017 at 03:43 PM ET |

If anyone is interested in the full Wave 11 case, they are in stock & shipping now at EmpireToyShop.com. They also have pre-orders available for 40th Wave 2, which should be shipping in the next few weeks.

UPDATE: SOLD OUT!

The Emperor (Throne Room)

  • Collectible: The Emperor (Throne Room) (’03 #30)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase III]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1605
  • Original Publication Date: October 14, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,565th most visited review
  • Score: 1.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2003

Review: 501st Legion Trooper - TLC - Saga Legends (SL 16)

Posted by Paul | May 29, 2017 at 08:26 AM ET |

It's time to check out the 501st Legion Trooper from The Legacy Collection Saga Legends line. See this figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

501st Legion Trooper

Qui-Gon Jinn (40) is the latest The Black Series [Phase III] Six Inch figure addition for our Visual Guide database. Click below for the full guide. Make sure to also read about this figure in our Research Droids Review.

Qui-Gon Jinn (40) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6 Inch Figures

R2-D2 (Jabba’s Sail Barge)

  • Collectible: R2-D2 (Jabba’s Sail Barge) (’04 #05)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase III]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1559
  • Original Publication Date: August 29, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,780th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2004

HURRY if you still need them or want them. eBayer tunghori lists the Walmart exclusives latest wave of super-articulated 3.75" Star Wars figures! Be sure to check out his other auctions too! Special thanks to JTA reader Manh-Thai N. for the alert!

    
    

Review: Qui-Gon Jinn - TBS6 [P3] - 40

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2017 at 08:31 AM ET |

Back at Toy Fair this year, Hasbro explained that Qui-Gon Jinn would be coming with separately sculpted eyes. Now collectors can see this landmark approach themselves. See this technologically advanced 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.

Qui-Gon Jinn

The Black Series [Phase III] 6" K-2SO Variation Update

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2017 at 07:12 AM ET |

As we first reported, we can confirm that the running change of K-2SO can be found in the latest wave 11 case assortment with the Imperial Royal Guard and Qui-Gon Jinn. You can check out or updated gallery in our Research Droid Reviews right now.

Obsess Much? Incredible Vintage Kenner Luke X-wing Collection

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2017 at 06:20 AM ET |

Check out this incredible vintage Kenner Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) focused collection in Rebelscum's forums. I can relate to this as this was the figure that started it all for me. Special thanks to JTA reader CS E. for drawing our attention to it.

Tonight we're adding the awesome The Black Series [Phase III] Six Inch Imperial Royal Guard (38) to our Visual Guide database. Click below to have a look at this figure, and make sure to check out our complete review as well.

Imperial Royal Guard (38) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6 Inch Figures

This is easily the best 6" figure to date. The Imperial Royal Guard may have a name not as recognizable as Emperor's Royal Guard, but we are giving the figure perfect score regardless. You're going to want at least a dozen of him. Hasbro knocked this one out of the park. Find out why this is a must-have 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.

Imperial Royal Guard

R1-G4 (Tatooine Transaction)

  • Collectible: R1-G4 (Tatooine Transaction) (’04 #06)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase III]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1504
  • Original Publication Date: July 5, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,440th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2004

Walmart Lists Product Pages For TBS6 [SW40] Wave 2

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2017 at 07:31 AM ET |

Walmart has updated their product pages for wave 2. With all the recent store reports, it's likely they'll be in stock soon. Click any of the images below to be taken to that page. Special thanks to JTA reader Michael M. for the news!

    
    

From San Francisco CA to Burlington NJ, it appears wave 2 is really making its way across the USA. Send in your store reports. Special thanks to JTA reader Richard F. for the image below.

What In The World? It's Time To Do Something About This!

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2017 at 07:18 AM ET |

Are you still seeing this at your local stores, in particular Toys R Us? JTA reader Agustin sends us a disconcerting image. Why hasn't Hasbro pulled these, given store credit and/or encouraged stores to blow these out? #hasbropleasehelpus

Multiple Store Reports Coming In For TBS [SW40] Wave 2

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2017 at 07:12 AM ET |

We are getting quite a few store reports that wave 2 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] line is hitting Toys R Us. JTA reader Agustin sends proof.

Walmart Exclusive Interactive R2-D2 As Low As $30

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2017 at 07:06 AM ET |

JTA reader Scot G. writes in to let us know that the Walmart exclusive smart R2-D2 is on clearance for $30 IN stores. Brickseek shows every store in his area has it for that price. It's obviously not worth $100, but definitely a cool piece at $30.

One Reason Why We Stay Off Of Social Media

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2017 at 05:51 AM ET |

Subtweeting while utilizing sentence fragments and being completely unaware of homophones is a great deal more annoying and unprofessional than holding opinions that are different than your own. Oh, and being friendly and conversational to one's face while stabbing the back on Twitter is annoying and unprofessional too.

Visual Guide Update - Chewbacca - The Black Series [SW40]

Posted by Chuck | May 26, 2017 at 06:28 PM ET |

It's time to wrap up Wave 2 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Visual Guide updates! Check out our last entry: the mighty Chewbacca. Click below to have a look at this figure. Make sure to also swing by our full review page to see how he differs from his The Black Series [Phase II] release.  

Chewbacca - The Black Series [Star Wars 40] - 6 Inch Figures

FlashBack Review: Jango Fett - POTJ - Sneak Preview

Posted by Paul | May 26, 2017 at 03:36 PM ET |

Jango Fett (Sneak Preview)

  • Collectible: Jango Fett
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Sneak Preview
  • Review Sequence: #1765
  • Original Publication Date: March 23, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 1,790th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2002

Many Disney Elite Series Figures For $5.99 On Amazon!

Posted by Paul | May 26, 2017 at 02:09 PM ET |

HOLY COW! MANY of the Disney Store die cast Elite Series figures are listed at $5.99 with Prime on Amazon. A lot of them are "Add On" items. If you've been on the fence, it's time to fall to one side or the other. Special thanks to Colin for the alert!

JTA reader and friend Steve U. has written in with a tip. If you still need the Imperial AT-ACT you can get it for $75, but you have to buy 2. GameStop is running a 50% clearance sale (Buy One Get One 50% off). Add two to your cart and watch the magic happen! That's 75% off the ridiculous $299.99 MSRP (if you get two). Click HERE if you're interested!

Review: Chewbacca - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | May 26, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

We have one more 40th anniversary 6" figure to look at: Chewbacca. See this repainted 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.

Chewbacca

Visual Guide Update - Stormtrooper - The Black Series [SW40]

Posted by Chuck | May 25, 2017 at 08:46 PM ET |

Next up for our The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Visual Guide updates is the latest Stormtrooper release. Click below for the full Visual Guide. Make sure to also see what we had to say about this slightly repainted repack in our full review.

Stormtrooper - The Black Series [Star Wars 40] - 6 Inch Figures

FlashBack Review: Zutton (Snaggletooth) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2017 at 04:56 PM ET |

Zutton (Snaggletooth)

  • Collectible: Zutton (Snaggletooth)
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1760
  • Original Publication Date: March 18, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 1,618th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2001

Happy 40th Anniversary Star Wars: I Am So Thankful For You!

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2017 at 11:38 AM ET |

I have something to say about the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. (more....)

StarWars.com also has a fantastic article on how the new The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Darth Vader figure was made. Check it out! It's another worthy read.

StarWars.com has put together an interesting article claiming there are seven (7) thing you probably don't know about the Star Wars "Style A" original movie poster. It's a worthy read.

Today Marks The 40th Anniversary Of Episode IV

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2017 at 08:47 AM ET |

Happy 40th anniversary of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope! It all started here. Disney attempted to sweep its originality under the carpet with a paltry remake that most people don't even talk about anymore, but the fact remains that those who grew up with the original will always remember its purity, perfection and wonderment. Thanks you George Lucas for making one of the greatest films of our lifetime and showing us that you and/or your involvement are the only ways this story can be told.

Review: Stormtrooper - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2017 at 08:31 AM ET |

What better way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars than with a 40th anniversary Star Wars figure? Check out this symbol of the Empire, the Stormtrooper, 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

The Black Series [Phase III] is geared up to arrive this Friday at many retailers but you can see these sellers' auctions on eBay explaining that these will be available today. Check it out.

Today Marks The 34th Anniversary Of Episode VI

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2017 at 07:56 AM ET |

Happy 34th anniversary of Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi! It has the greatest cast of aliens than any other Star Wars film. It's also been the cop-out movie to dislike because Ewoks took on the Empire on Endor. For us that makes it the best. That's also the planet where Darth Vader's melted helmet should have stayed.

We've updated our The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Visual Guide with the repacked See-Threepio (C-3PO). Click below to have a look. You can also get a recap on this figure right here in our full review.

See-Threepio (C-3PO) - The Black Series [Star Wars 40] - 6 Inch Figures

Darth Revan Packaging Variation Discovered

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2017 at 09:05 PM ET |

As openers, we find packaging variations about as interesting as watching grass grow, but for those that are interested, here is a new one. Darth Revan is now arriving with his skirt tucked behind him. JTA reader Sam C. sends us the proof.

   

Found! TBS6 [SW40] Wave 2 Arrives To Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2017 at 08:56 PM ET |

Found! The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2 has been found at Toys R Us! JTA reader Jason A. sends us the proof! Hardcore front page fan site store reports trump social media reports any day.

   

Hasbro Sends Out 40th Anniversary Gift To Media Accounts

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2017 at 08:20 PM ET |

Hasbro via Litzky PR has sent out a gift to their media accounts commemorating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. We thank them for the generosity. Click the thumbnails below for larger images.

   

TLJ/Force Friday Figures From Leaked List "No More" At GameStop

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2017 at 08:14 PM ET |

Remember that leaked list from GameStop (of which you saw ALL of them hinted almost a half year ago right here at JTA)? Well, we're hearing that the list has been "killed" for the moment and that no one is able to pre-order them anymore. If you find this to not be true, please provide proof of your new pre-orders. Thank you!

FlashBack Review: Chewbacca (Dejarik Champion) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2017 at 03:21 PM ET |

Chewbacca (Dejarik Champion)

  • Collectible: Chewbacca (Dejarik Champion)
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1784
  • Original Publication Date: April 11, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 1,644th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2000

UPDATE: Darth Revan IN STOCK On Amazon For $19.99 If You Hurry!

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2017 at 01:59 PM ET |

Hurry! Amazon has Revan IN STOCK right now for $19.99! Thanks Colin for the alert!

UPDATE #1: GONE!

UPDATE #2: He's back!

UPDATE #3: Looks like they're GONE FOR GOOD!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2017 at 11:40 AM ET |

Click through for the latest from JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys! (more....)

Hurry! Protoype Boba Fett is IN STOCK! The links are Tusken Raider, Ponda Baba, Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) and Sandtrooper. As a reminder, you can see all of these figures now currently archived in our Research Droids Reviews.

UPDATE: Gone for the second time!

Vanity Fair Posts The Last Jedi Definitive Preview Cover Story

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2017 at 08:39 AM ET |

Check out the full cover story and portfolio from the Vanity Fair The Last Jedi issue!

Review: See-Threepio (C-3PO) - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2017 at 12:40 AM ET |

It's time for The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2 figures! Let's continue with See-Threepio (C-3PO) figure. He still isn't right. This figure is 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.

See-Threepio (C-3PO)

Found! TBS6 Emperor's Royal Guard/Qui-Gon Jinn Wave In USA!

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2017 at 08:50 PM ET |

The latest wave of The Black Series [Phase III] figures have been found at a store in Austin TX. A member of 6" Black Series Collectors posted his report just a bit earlier. Check it out!

UPDATE: We originally posted TARGET, but this wasn't the case. Our mistake.

FlashBack Review: Coruscant Guard - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2017 at 07:11 PM ET |

Coruscant Guard

  • Collectible: Coruscant Guard
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1884
  • Original Publication Date: July 20, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 2,246th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2000

The other all-new figure to show up in Wave 2 of the Vintage-styled The Black Series [Star Wars 40] line is the Death Squad Commander. Click below to check out the full Visual Guide, and make sure to read our opinion on this figure (and his lack of gray uniform) in our full review.

Death Squad Commander - The Black Series [Star Wars 40] - 6 Inch Figures

The 40 Greatest Star Wars Moments According To TIME

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2017 at 05:25 PM ET |

TIME ranks the 40 greatest Star Wars moments. Will you agree?

Review: Death Squad Commander - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2017 at 10:23 AM ET |

It's time for The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2 figures! Let's continue with the Death Squad Commander figure. He still isn't right. This figure is 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.

Death Squad Commander

He Has A Face Only A Mother Could Love

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2017 at 09:34 AM ET |

I don't know what else to say other than click on the picture below. Special thanks to JTA reader Wayne D. for the image.

This article is part of a special StarWars.com series in honor of Star Wars‘ 40th anniversary on May 25. With Star Wars celebrating its 40th anniversary this week, fans all over the world have been reflecting on how this incredible space saga has impacted their lives. And for many fans, one of the biggest impacts came from the toys. The original toy line from Kenner, which hit in 1978, was massively influential, changing the way figures from any fiction would be produced. Today, Hasbro continues the tradition with an ever-expanding line from that galaxy far, far away. (more....)

More 40th Anniversary Stuff You Likely Won't Want

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2017 at 09:23 AM ET |

I try not to be critical. I REALLY do. But Yahoo! reveals some lackluster products for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars from the Disney Store. Oh, and JTA revealed about half of this months ago FYI.

Four Vanity Fair Covers Revealed For The Last Jedi

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2017 at 09:11 AM ET |

Vanity Fair has revealed via their Twitter feed four covers for The Last Jedi, continuing their tradition of exclusive Star Wars covers by photographer Annie Leibovitz. Click below to check out the covers in more detail...

      

The Philly Sinister Six Bounty Hunters Star Wars collecting group met last night and as usual it was a blast! And we're growing! If you're in the Philly/South Jersey area, you should definitely come hang out next time. The official Facebook page can be found HERE. Hey, what's up with my eyes? It looks like Hasbro painted them on me. By the way, it was great meeting new and old readers of JTA there! I am so honored you check us out!

Something Of Interest Perhaps? Pre-orders Are Fun!

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2017 at 08:12 AM ET |

June 1st seems just as good of a day for a next wave of The Black Series [Phase III] figures to go on sale as any other day, doesn't it? Why not? It sounds just fine to us!

HASBRO OPENS TICKET SALES FOR FIRST-EVER HASCON FANMILY™ EVENT
Three Day Convention Will Include Panels, Larger-than-Life Brand Experiences, Games Events, Auditions for Hasbro TV Commercials and Shows, Meet & Greets and Appearances from Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, Stan Lee, Dude Perfect and top MY LITTLE PONY and TRANSFORMERS Talent. (more....)

Visual Guide Update - Jawa - The Black Series [SW40]

Posted by Chuck | May 22, 2017 at 06:47 PM ET |

The 40th Anniversary 6 Inch line gets an all-new figure. Check out our Visual Guide for the Jawa by clicking below. This was also today's featured review, so give it a read to find out all you need to know about this figure.

Jawa - The Black Series [Star Wars 40] - 6 Inch Figures

FlashBack Review: Darth Vader (Dagobah) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2017 at 05:57 PM ET |

Darth Vader (Dagobah)

  • Collectible: Darth Vader (Dagobah)
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1757
  • Original Publication Date: March 15, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 1,101st most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2000

You can get an instant The Black Series [Phase I] collection of 63 figures with a very low active bid. The eBay seller warns of Bubblegate in so many words, but most people should just consider these are loose figures to prevent any disappointment.

UPDATE: Hurry! Prototype Boba Fett IN STOCK At Walmart.com!

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2017 at 05:05 PM ET |

Hurry! Protoype Boba Fett is IN STOCK! The links are Tusken Raider, Ponda Baba, Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) and Sandtrooper. As a reminder, you can see all of these figures now currently archived in our Research Droids Reviews.

UPDATE: Gone!

JTA reader Frank R. sends us proof of a super-rare variation of the TARGET exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Imperial AT-ACT Driver. Click the image below to see it!

UPDATE: TBS6 SW40] Wave 2 IN STOCK For $19.99 Each!

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2017 at 01:55 PM ET |

Hurry! The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2 are all in stock for $19.99 each!!

UPDATE: Gone in three minutes!

Review: Jawa - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2017 at 09:37 AM ET |

It's time for The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2 figures! Let's continue with the Jawa figure 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.

Jawa

Unprecedented Interview With Tonnika Sister Angela Staines

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2017 at 08:03 AM ET |

Victoria's Cantina has set a precedent: a podcast interview with the elusive and unforgettable Angela Staines, the woman who played a "Tonnika Sister." Find out why she may or may not be Brea Tonnika. Find out why she may or may not be Senni Tonnika. Or find out why she may not be either. Also, discover the truth behind why we don't have a Hasbro Star Wars action figure of her yet. It's one of the greatest interviews in fandom if you ask us. The YouTube video version can be found HERE too.

Visual Guide Update - Sand People - The Black Series [SW40]

Posted by Chuck | May 21, 2017 at 08:58 PM ET |

Check out our Visual Guide for the 40th Anniversary 6 Inch Sand People figure from Wave 2 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] line. Click below for a complete look. Make sure to also read our review for this figure right here.

Sand People - The Black Series [Star Wars 40] - 6 Inch Figures

Instant The Vintage Collection With Less Than 24 Hours To Go!

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2017 at 07:36 PM ET |

For those of you that missed out on the best collecting era of all time (hint: it WASN'T now), you can get an instant The Vintage Collection in one fell swoop including variants with this eBay auction. As of this posting the original auction ends in less than 24 hours. Dang! Look at that price! Special thanks to JTA reader Cameron M. for drawing our attention to it.

We haven't been keeping up, but we've heard that quite a few 6" collectors are looking to add the Star Wars: Battlefront Imperial Shock Trooper. They are on eBay as low as $18.88. Check out the online auctions where you can find them as low as $18.88 with FREE shipping.

FlashBack Review: R4-M9 - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2017 at 04:44 PM ET |

R4-M9

  • Collectible: R4-M9
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1759
  • Original Publication Date: March 17, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 1,945th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2002

Could the first wave of The Vintage Collection figures not exactly be what collectors are expecting it to be? That's what we're sort of hearing. While we are unable to reveal specifics, it is believed that the very first offerings may focus a little 'too much' on the recent Star Wars Entertainment at the time of its release than the established saga. Please remember to keep all rumors in check until officially confirmed by Hasbro and we'll be sure to keep you posted as we learn more.

Review: Sand People - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2017 at 06:58 AM ET |

It's time for The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2 figures! Let's start with the Sand People figure 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.

Sand People

Today Marks The 37th Anniversary Of Episode V

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2017 at 06:28 AM ET |

Happy 37th anniversary of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back! Disney is suffering from delusions of grandeur if they believe that they will ever come remotely close to making a Star Wars film of this magnitude.

Sneak Peek! Check Out Some Figures From TBS6 [SW40] Wave 2!

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2017 at 09:22 PM ET |

RDRs begin tomorrow, but check out our sneak peek at some of the figures that make up wave 2 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] lineup!

   

FlashBack Review: Tessek - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2017 at 05:57 PM ET |

Tessek

  • Collectible: Tessek
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1756
  • Original Publication Date: March 14, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 1,800th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2001

Review: The Sith - TAC - Evolutions

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2017 at 12:15 AM ET |

Let's finish up the 30 (77-07) Evolutions line with The Sith. This was a great set in 2005. It was still a good set in 2008. Find out why 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 Sith

Tonight we're adding The Black Series [Phase III] Tusken Raider (41) to our Visual Guides. Click below to have a look! You can also see what we had to say about this figure in our full review.

Tusken Raider (41) - The Black Series - Six Inch

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 19, 2017 at 08:35 PM ET |

Brian's Toys sends in their latest newsletter. Click here to see what's new!

Brian's Toys

Look who is hiring! Hasbro, as someone who works in HR, please, you need to pick someone who meets minimum requirements AS WELL AS ensure that person KNOWS about the Star Wars universe inside and out. It's a must! Good luck to all who apply (but only to those who make me Yak Face, Sim Aloo, Emperor Palpatine (ROTJ) and the Lars' Homestead Power Droid). Thank you!

FlashBack Review: Jek Porkins (X-wing Pilot) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2017 at 03:39 PM ET |

Jek Porkins (X-wing Pilot)

  • Collectible: Jek Porkins (X-wing Pilot)
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1762
  • Original Publication Date: March 20, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 1,314th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2000

Today Marks The 12th Anniversary Of Episode III

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2017 at 01:38 PM ET |

Happy 12th anniversary of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith! It ended a Star Wars era and we were told it was the last Star Wars film ever. Little did any of us know the saga would return in a totally different light.

Today Marks The 18th Anniversary Of Episode I

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2017 at 01:35 PM ET |

Happy 18th anniversary of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace! For many the film has aged like fine wine. Others beg to differ.

We have received word that The Black Series [Phase III] wave 11 case assortment (the one with Lando, Emperor's Royal Guard, Qui-Gon etc.) was previously solicited in the UK but is no longer being offered (at the moment). We don't know what impact this will have on the USA stock. Rumors abound that this wave will once again be solicited closer to Force Friday this year. It will be interesting what transpires with this eagerly anticipated wave of figures.

eBay Seller Claims To Have TBS6 Hera Syndulla IN STOCK

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2017 at 10:32 AM ET |

A seller on eBay claims to have The Black Series [Phase III] Hera Syndulla IN STOCK. Is this a mistake or did she actually make it out on time? We know people who have reached out to the seller to actually confirm whether or not he'll be pulling K-2SO out of the case assortment instead!

Review: Tusken Raider - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figure (41)

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

The Black Series [Phase III] Tusken Raider (41) figure is pretty darn nice despite one major issue. See why you should probably army build 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.

Tusken Raider

Check out our Lando Calrissian (39) Visual Guide, from the upcoming The Black Series [Phase III] Wave 11. Click below for a complete look at this figure, and read our review from earlier today for additional commentary and photo gallery images.

Lando Calrissian (39) - The Black Series - Six Inch

From Walmart.com To eBay.com!

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2017 at 07:02 PM ET |

The Black Series [Phase III] Walmart exclusives must have already arrived from Walmart.com because they're already on eBay for a great deal more than their original MSRP!

Walmart Exclusive TBS6 Scarif Stormtrooper IN STOCK!

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2017 at 06:51 PM ET |

The Black Series [Phase III] Walmart exclusive Scarif Stormtrooper is IN STOCK at Walmart.com! Special thanks to JTA reader Sam C. for the alert!

FlashBack Review: Plo Koon - ROTS - III 66

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2017 at 05:03 PM ET |

Plo Koon

  • Collectible: Plo Koon (III 66)
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1049
  • Original Publication Date: April 6, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,996th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Hasbro REALLY REALLY Loves Princess Leia!

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2017 at 11:47 AM ET |

Despite what one of our sources had explained to us, it appears that the Princess Leia Organa solid case pack did manage to arrive at some Big Box retail as well as some other smaller retailers earlier than expected. (We're still unable to confirm this aside from the anecdotal evidence below.) Princess Leia Organa was technically supposed to arrive the end of May. Han Solo and R2-D2 are still on tap for later this year. If this is what solid case packs means for retail, I am not sure how I feel about it. This seems more disastrous than bad case assortments to me. In order for this to work, it seems it needs to be an all or none type of ordering, meaning all characters in an assortment need to arrive as solid case packs together. Then once a certain character sells out the retailer should be able to reorder it. But what do I know?

      

   

Walmart Trolls Collectors For A Second Time With Scary Emails

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2017 at 11:26 AM ET |

Oh ye of little faith! Despite a second round email blast warning that collectors’ orders might be cancelled for lack of inventory by a certain date, collectors across the land are finally getting their The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Han Solo and R2-D2 figures Walmart orders – but not without those annoying stickers! So far we have not heard of any order cancellations at all. If yours was cancelled, please be sure to let us know! Special thanks to JTA reader Christian C. for the confirmation and image.

Online etailer Star Action Toys has put together a well-written op-ed focusing on bad case assortments and how it affect distribution. We highly suggest checking it out. Click through for more.

Review: Lando Calrissian - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figure (39)

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2017 at 12:05 AM ET |

Billy Dee! Billy Dee! Billy Dee! We have new figures to look at finally! The Black Series [Phase III] Lando Calrissian is very nice, but we believe we may have figured out why many 6" figures just don't look right. Curious? See why 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.

Lando Calrissian

New Zealand Mint has produced a unique, limited edition commemorative coin to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars which thundered onto the big screen on May 25, 1977. Click here for the full press release...

The Smuggler's Bounty A New Hope box is arriving on doorsteps as we speak and the box itself contains some cool merchandise inside of it! Click through to see what awaits you if you pre-ordered this 100% exclusive content filled box! It's too late to still get this one technically, so check out what the next one will be HERE.

Concept Grievous (Warren J. Fu Signature Series)

  • Collectible: Concept Grievous (Warren J. Fu Signature Series)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: StarWarsShop.com Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #931
  • Original Publication Date: December 10, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 906th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Most of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2 figures are IN STOCK and averaging around $25 each on eBay. Check out the selection! Special thanks to JTA reader Cody B. for the alert!

TBS6 Darth Revan IS BACK IN STOCK!

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2017 at 06:49 AM ET |

HURRY! Darth Revan is BACK IN STOCK at Hasbro Toy Shop! Click the image below. Special thanks to JTA readers Andrew C., Michele M., Joey A. and Matthew Z. for the email alerts!

And gone!

Review: Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper - TAC - Evolutions

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

Let's check out the 2008 30 (77-07) version of the Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper Evolutions set. Check it out in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper

Tonight's Visual Guide Update takes a look at the 30 (77-07) Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader Evolutions set. Click below to have a look at the full guide page, and make sure to also stop by and check out our full review.

Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader - TAC - Evolutions

Reasonably Priced TBS [SW40] Wave 2 IN STOCK On eBay!

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2017 at 04:57 PM ET |

Get The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 2 RIGHT NOW on eBay for $179.95. Special thanks to all who wrote in to alert us about this!

FlashBack Review: Concept Han Solo - TAC - 30 47

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2017 at 02:51 PM ET |

Concept Han Solo (Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series)

  • Collectible: Concept Han Solo (Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series) (30 47)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #526
  • Original Publication Date: October 31, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 661st most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

HTS Darth Revan Orders From This Morning Already Shipping!

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2017 at 02:37 PM ET |

We have received a couple of emails from readers concerned if their Darth Revan orders would go through since it was such a bizarre way of ordering him this morning. Well, JTA reader Mark has already received his shipping notice from the order he placed today. They should all be on their way to you folks!

Today Marks The 15th Anniversary Of Episode II

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2017 at 02:02 PM ET |

Happy 15th anniversary of Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones! It was released May 16, 2002 and used to be the worst Star Wars film of all time.

Admiral Raddus Now Listed At $7.99 On Amazon!

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2017 at 08:12 AM ET |

Still need Admiral Raddus? Amazon has now listed him for $7.99 with a May 18th availability date. If you see it back up to inflated prices, then you missed it. It probably won't last long. As of this posting, the other figures in this wave are still at ridiculous prices.

HURRY! TBS6 Darth Revan Is IN STOCK - Follow These Directions!

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2017 at 08:00 AM ET |

HURRY! Darth Revan is IN STOCK at Hasbro Toy Shop! FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS. Click the image below. It will take you to a search page. FROM THAT SEARCH PAGE add Darth Revan to your cart. It's the only way to order him. Limit three per household!

Darth Revan finally appears to be SOLD OUT now. Thank you for all of the alerts!

They're IN STOCK! Hurry! Order Tusken Raider, Ponda Baba, Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) and Sandtrooper. As a reminder, you can see all of these figures now currently archived in our Research Droids Reviews.

   

UPDATE: They're history!

Review: Anakin Skywalker To Darth Vader - TAC - Evolutions

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

Let's check out the 2008 30 (77-07) version of the Anakin Skywalker To Darth Vader Evolutions set. Check it out in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Anakin Skywalker To Darth Vader

What You're Seeing Now Isn't From Solid Case Packs

Posted by Paul | May 15, 2017 at 10:02 PM ET |

THERE ARE NO PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA SOLID CASE PACKS. Not yet at least. JTA broke the news that there WILL BE solid case packs of Han Solo and Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) later in the year. Leia's solid case pack doesn't ship until the end of this month. But just because you might be finding a ton of Leias (or Lukes or Obi-Wans) at your local stores doesn't mean that they're coming from solid case packs. Whether there weren't enough cases to go around, or the bad case assortments created a backlog of the two-per-case figures, what you're seeing has nothing to do with cases full of eight Princess Leia Organas – heaven help us if this does come to pass.

Legal, But Vile And Disgusting (From A Collector Perspective)

Posted by Paul | May 15, 2017 at 07:47 PM ET |

We can blame Hasbro for our collecting misfortunes all we want when it comes to bad case assortments and distribution, but when you see stuff like this you really have to wonder if our brethren are just as guilty for the mess Star Wars collecting is in at the moment.

Admiral Raddus On Amazon For $11.90

Posted by Chuck | May 15, 2017 at 07:14 PM ET |

Still need Admiral Raddus? Amazon currently has it listed for $11.90 with 15 left in stock. Not retail pricing, but not bad for this hard to find figure. Thanks to JTA reader Mike for the alert! If you see it back up to inflated prices, then you missed it. It probably won't last long.

Concept R2-D2 & C-3PO

  • Collectible: Concept R2-D2 & C-3PO
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Star Wars Celebration IV Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #930
  • Original Publication Date: December 9, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,169th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

You can now pre-order the GameStop exclusive Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 - Star Wars Mandalorian Edition Blaster and Face Mask. Is it really called this?

Hasbro has just announced a new product coming later in the year: the GameStop exclusive NERF Rival Star Wars: Battlefront Apollo XV-700 "Boba Fett" (Mandalorian) blaster and face mask. Click through for the complete PRESS RELEASE.

    
  

Here is the last exclusive figure from the 30 (77-07) line! It's time for Cantina Band Member [Figrin D'an] 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.

Cantina Band Member [Figrin D'an]

FlashBack Review: Orn Free Taa - SW [S - P1] - '02 #35

Posted by Paul | May 14, 2017 at 06:36 PM ET |

Orn Free Taa

  • Collectible: Orn Free Taa (’02 #35)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1574
  • Original Publication Date: September 13, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,866th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2002

Happy 73rd Birthday To George Lucas!

Posted by Paul | May 14, 2017 at 06:30 PM ET |

Happy 73rd birthday to George Lucas; the father and creator of our beloved passion.

More Insight For Spring 2018's Return Of The Vintage Collection

Posted by Paul | May 14, 2017 at 02:07 PM ET |

I have been holding a few "small" items of interest close to the vest with regards to The Vintage Collection. There is a LONG TIME to wait until Spring 2018, so it's best to leak out a few details here and there so we can continue having these great discussions a little at a time, right? Click through if you're interested.

We're going to finish up some exclusive figures in the 30 (77-07) line. Let us check out the Cantina Band Member [Nalan Cheel] 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.

Cantina Band Member [Nalan Cheel]

Site comingsoon.net has posted an intriguing article. While it's sad that they had no idea what The Vintage Collection was/is and didn't know lightsaber wasn't two words, they did "reveal" that Hasbro has something planned for May 25th. Interested? Check out the article then be sure to speculate with us here.

We have another Titanium Series figure to add to our Visual Guides tonight. This time we take a look at Princess Leia Organa (04). Click below for a full look at this figure. You can also check out additional details in our newly added review. A big thanks to JTA reader Charlie M. for donating this so we can add it to our reviews and Visual Guides!

Princess Leia Organa (04) - The Black Series [Phase III] - Titanium Series

What's The Deal With All Of The Black Series 6" Confusion?

Posted by Paul | May 13, 2017 at 02:59 PM ET |

We're honestly surprised to see how much confusion still exists with The Black Series 6" line. (Maybe we shouldn't be surprised since communication from Hasbro isn't the greatest.) However, that being said we hope that this brief article will clear up some details that collectors of the line are still speculating over and for which they don't yet to seem have answers. (more....)

FlashBack Review: Clone Trooper - SW [S - P1] - '02 #17

Posted by Paul | May 13, 2017 at 02:24 PM ET |

Clone Trooper

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper
  • Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1698
  • Original Publication Date: January 15, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 2,037th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2002

Review: Princess Leia Organa - TBS [P3] - Titanium Series (04)

Posted by Paul | May 13, 2017 at 09:07 AM ET |

JTA reader Charlie M. has once again donated another The Black Series [Phase III] Titanium Series figure: this time Princess Leia Organa (04). We thank him profusely for his donation. Please check out this new 40th anniversary 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.

Princess Leia Organa

If you haven't stopped by the Hasbro Toy Shop eBay Store lately, make sure to browse through their Star Wars section for some great deals. Most of the The Force Awakens figures can be found for under $2.50. If you held off buying these, or need some customizing fodder, then check it out. The Armor Up series are also marked own quite heavily.

Click below to check out the new Titanium Series Darth Vader (01), our latest Visual Guide addition. Make sure to also check out our thoughts on this figure in today's featured review.

Darth Vader - The Black Series [Phase III] - Titanium Series

Want $1 Micro Machines? Try Dollar Tree!

Posted by Chuck | May 12, 2017 at 05:57 PM ET |

JTA reader Christian found Micro Machines 3-packs at his local Dollar Tree for $1 each. Might be worth stopping by your local store if you have a few singles to burn...

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 12, 2017 at 05:47 PM ET |

Check out the latest newsletter from Brian's Toys, featuring new Rogue One arrivals, Vintage carded figures, and more...

Brian's Toys

We have just intercepted a new rumor. As with anything we share, take with a grain of salt until confirmed by Hasbro. But it looks like fans of The Black Series 6" line can expect to see solid case packs of R2-D2 and Han Solo later this year in the Fall.

FlashBack Review: Clone Trooper - POTJ - Sneak Preview

Posted by Paul | May 12, 2017 at 02:54 PM ET |

Clone Trooper

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Sneak Preview
  • Review Sequence: #1767
  • Original Publication Date: March 25, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 2,157th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2002

Wash. Rinse. Repeat. We're getting quite a few emails (again) that those who successfully pre-ordered The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Han Solo and R2-D2 figures are getting out of stock alert notices. Walmart is explaining via email that these collectors' orders will be cancelled if they can't fulfill it May 21st. While there is always room for concern, this happened with the last batch of figures they received. And before the deadline date (as shown in the correspondence below) I received my figures with no problems whatsoever. In short, you may be out of luck, but there is certainly a strong possibility you will get your figures too like I did. Remember, Walmart is a "great retail partner" with Hasbro and I am sure they are working closely together to meet stock demands.

TBS6 [SW40] Darth Vader Variant Confirmed Via Date Stamp

Posted by Paul | May 12, 2017 at 02:57 AM ET |

JTA's friend and yours, Victoria from Victoria's Cantina, sends us proof of which Darth Vader variant came first thanks to date stamps. The redder eyes version is the variation and the less-red eyes is the running/updated change.

    

JTA reader Justin S. may have received the deal of the day. He scored a couple of TBS6 figures and the Kohl's exclusive four-pack for 2.98 each. Click the images below and click through for more!

    

Review: Darth Vader - TBS [P3] - Titanium Series (01)

Posted by Paul | May 12, 2017 at 12:15 AM ET |

JTA reader Charlie M. has donated The Black Series [Phase III] Darth Vader (01) Titanium Series figure to us so we could do a review on it. We thank him profusely for his donation. Please check out this new 40th anniversary 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.

Darth Vader

Here's a look at the last figure from the Walmart exclusiveThe Black Series 3.75" line. Check out the Tusken Raider by clicking the image below. Make sure to also stop by and give our review of this figure a read.

Tusken Raider - The Black Series - 3.75

Empire Toy Shop, who just had pre-orders up for both The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Lando Calrissian and Tusken Raider, has RECEIVED them. If you were fortunate enough to get a pre-order in they'll be shipping them starting tomorrow!

   

FlashBack Review: BoShek - POTJ - Basic Figure

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2017 at 04:07 PM ET |

BoShek

  • Collectible: BoShek
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1782
  • Original Publication Date: April 9, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 1,687th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2002

Walgreens Places TBS6 [SW40] Figures On Clearance?

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2017 at 01:36 PM ET |

We are getting multiple reports from our readers that Walgreens has placed The Black Series [Star Wars 40] figures on CLEARANCE (not promotion or sale). See images below from Steve U. and Matthew G. Is this more documented proof of the nightmare that is distribution? These figures have barely been available this year and now this retailer has them on clearance?

   

The TVC Sandtrooper is still in stock with eBayer tunghori. Did anyone else notice that he is giving the buyer a pair of macrobinoculars (which look like they're from the 2001 POTJ figure) with the VC112 Sandtrooper purchase? It's in stock for a reasonable price, so don't delay if you want it.

Review: Tusken Raider - TBS [P3] - Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2017 at 12:40 AM ET |

We finish up looking at the "new" figures from the Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" line with the Tusken Raider. HASBRO: HOW COULD YOU NOT SHRINK DOWN THE 6" FIGURE FOR US?! PLEASE DO IT FOR THE VINTAGE COLLECTION? 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..

Tusken Raider

Check out the Sandtrooper, our latest Visual Guide from the Walmart exclusiveThe Black Series 3.75" line. Click below to check out the full Visual Guide page. This was also the focus of today's Research Droids Review.

Sandtrooper - The Black Series - 3.75

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | May 10, 2017 at 06:01 PM ET |

Get the latest pre-orders and new arrivals from JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store right here in their newsletter.

Big Bad Toy Store

A few were in stock for literal seconds just a little while ago, but you might want to pay attention to these newly updated pages on Amazon! Thanks to JTA reader Colin and others who excitedly wrote in with these new updates!

    

    

Rogue One Clearance Deals Still On Hasbro Toy Shop's eBay Store

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2017 at 04:51 PM ET |

In case you're not aware, Hasbro Toy Shop's eBay store still has some great deals on a few Rogue One products including vehicles and Two-Packs.

It's Taking A Dive!

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2017 at 04:48 PM ET |

Guess who else gave up on the Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT?

The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Han Solo IN STOCK Again!

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2017 at 03:21 PM ET |

The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Han Solo is back in stock at Walmart.com if you're interested!

Royal Guard (Coruscant Security)

  • Collectible: Royal Guard (Coruscant Security) (’02 #19)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1658
  • Original Publication Date: December 6, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,754th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2002

We have received intel from an anonymous source with regards to why new The Black Series [Phase III] 6" figures just aren't showing up, or showing up on sale at TARGET. Please note that we are personally unable to confirm the details of the information contained within this report, but we find it interesting enough to share with our readers. Please keep yourself grounded with this information until it can be confirmed otherwise. Apparently, there is a reason we have not been seeing new stuff at TARGET in The Black Series 6" line. This is an issue that began with the Rogue One release date. (more....)

Review: Sandtrooper - TBS [P3] - Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2017 at 12:25 AM ET |

We continue to look at the "new" figures from the Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" line. Let's continue with the Sandtrooper. 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..

Sandtrooper

TBS6 [SW40] Han Solo IN STOCK At Amazon!

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2017 at 06:07 PM ET |

Hurry! Han Solo (TBS6 [SW40]) is IN STOCK at Amazon!

Plo Koon (Arena Battle)

  • Collectible: Plo Koon (Arena Battle) (’02 #12)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase I]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1588
  • Original Publication Date: September 27, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 2,030th most visited review
  • Score: 2 holocrons
  • Released: 2002

Next up for the Walmart exclusiveThe Black Series 3.75" figures is the re-release of Boba Fett (Prototype Armor). Click below to view the full Visual Guide, and make sure to also check out our full review.

Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) - The Black Series - 3.75

Finally! Amazon has finally updated their site and have created product pages for the eagerly anticipated The Black Series [Phase III] wave 11 figures. Don't get too excited about Her Syndulla because she has been delayed. But feel free to check out these updated web pages. JTA will let you know the moment we know these go up for pre-order (could it be May 17th)? Speculate in our comments! Special thanks to Will K. for the alert!

    
  

Dear Maker, please make this stop. The Force Awakens is so 2015 and no one wants Rey and Episode VII Han Solo anymore. But that's what JTA reader Mark's local TARGET store in Plano TX just received to fill the 40th anniversary end cap. Oh, and it looks like this store is being blocked from getting new TBS6 figures as evidence by the Cassian Andor and Jyn Erso also prominently featured here too. Distribution MUST correct itself by Spring 2018, Hasbro. PLEASE DON'T DEACTIVATE The Vintage Collection by blocking any future wave assortments because it was killed by wave simply releasing wave 1....

Loose VC112 Sandtrooper On eBay

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2017 at 12:32 PM ET |

Speaking of the Sandtrooper, eBayer tunghori as the VC112 Sandtrooper in stock for a reasonable price on his eBay store. Special thanks to all who wrote in to alert us to this.

Now that we're waiting for the latest three figures from The Vintage Collection to make their way into the fledgling Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" line, do you expect aftermarket values for The Vintage Collection's VC61, VC70 and VC112 versions of them to plummet, or will they hold on more tightly than ever before? Check out what these figures currently catch on eBay! Crazy.

      

We continue to look at the "new" figures from the Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" line. Let's continue with Boba Fett (Prototype Armor). 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..

Boba Fett (Prototype Armor)

We're taking a look at the latest Walmart exclusiveThe Black Series 3.75" wave of figures in our next round of Visual Guide updates. Click below to check out Ponda Baba. Make sure to also check out our full review on this figure to see how he differs from his TVC counterpart.

Ponda Baba - The Black Series - 3.75

If you live in Australia and you have $199.99 to burn, ToysRUs.au has The Black Series [P1] Boba Fett with Han Solo In Carbonite (former SDCC exclusive) in stock with a BOGO 50% off offer. Special thanks to JTA reader Dan A. for the alert.

Walmart.com Has TBS6 [SW40] IN STOCK - One Per Person!

Posted by Paul | May 08, 2017 at 07:33 PM ET |

Hurry! TBS6 [SW40] R2-D2 IN STOCK at Walmart.com. ONE PER PERSON! Han Solo is in stock too!

FlashBack Review: Super Battle Droid - SW [DV/ROTS] - SL05

Posted by Paul | May 08, 2017 at 05:22 PM ET |

Super Battle Droid

  • Collectible: Super Battle Droid (SL05)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Darth Vader/Revenge Of The Sith]
  • Category: Saga Legends
  • Review Sequence: #1518
  • Original Publication Date: July 19, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 985th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2013

Rogue One Fenn Rau Listed On TARGET.com

Posted by Paul | May 08, 2017 at 03:50 PM ET |

JTA reader Mark L. found the Rogue One Fenn Rau on TARGET.com's website. We surmise however to not expect to ever see this figure IN STOCK here.

I See A Little Silhouetto Of A Slave Woman

Posted by Paul | May 08, 2017 at 03:34 PM ET |

Or is Disney selling their conscience down the river to make licensing fees on the $300 this collectible costs? Was that rumor about no more "Slave Leia" figures that originated at MakingStarWars.net a bunch of malarkey or does it not apply to metal collectibles like this one? Sideshow Collectibles has put up a pre-order for a pewter Princess Leia (Slave Outfit) figurine by Royal Selangor. Interesting, huh?

Walmart has also updated their site to include the product pages of the next wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" super-articulated figures. Check out Tusken Raider, Ponda Baba, Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) and Sandtrooper. As a reminder, you can see all of these figures now currently archived in our Research Droids Reviews.

   

TBS6 Emperor's Royal Guard Also Listed On Walmart.com!

Posted by Paul | May 08, 2017 at 02:18 PM ET |

The Black Series [Phase III] Emperor's Royal Guard has also been listed on Walmart.com. Oh how much joy it's going to be to try to army-build THIS figure!

Bistan And Shoretrooper Captain Get Listed On Walmart.com

Posted by Paul | May 08, 2017 at 02:14 PM ET |

The elusive Bistan/Shoretroopern Captain Two-Packs set has been listed on Walmart.com. As Hasbro doesn't even know this set's status, hopefully it will one day see the light. (Why do all the "good" figures get screwed over like this?)

JTA Facebook reader Jeff L. sends us a note with an image attached online at his local TARGET. Just look at this store report! How many Leias are there? Count them! I guess we can now assume female action figures don't sell anymore.

JTA reader Marcus T.W.W. from Singapore sends us evidence that a running change has been made to K-2SO: red pupils have been added. As JTA exclusively reported, K-2SO is being carried forward in wave 11 to replace Hera since she will experience a delay. We're probably seeing this update now because of this. We don't think the update improves the figure at all however, but it is certainly more interesting news than text styles on card backs or something else irrelevant, huh?

    

Review: Ponda Baba - TBS [P3] - Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 08, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

Here we go again! We have "new" figures to look at this week and they're all repainted repacks. Let's start with the long-awaited repack of Ponda Baba. See why you need this one too 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..

Ponda Baba

Reserve Your TBS6 Wave 11 Figures At Gamestop

Posted by Chuck | May 07, 2017 at 06:19 PM ET |

It looks like Gamestop stores are taking reserve orders for the upcoming Wave 11 TBS6 figures. JTA reader Erik was able to reserve both Qui-Gon and the Royal Guard. It's not known if all Gamestops are doing this, but it might be worth checking out if you want reserve this wave locally.

FlashBack Review: Han Solo - TAC - 30 11

Posted by Paul | May 07, 2017 at 05:09 PM ET |

Han Solo

  • Collectible: Han Solo (30 11)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #585
  • Original Publication Date: December 29, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 783rd most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Review: Imperial Officer [Version 3] - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | May 07, 2017 at 12:25 AM ET |

It is our last 30 (77-07) Saga Legends figure! Let's finish it off with Imperial Officer [Version 3]. He is 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..

Imperial Officer [Version 3]

FlashBack Review: Galactic Marine - TAC - 30 02

Posted by Paul | May 06, 2017 at 07:21 PM ET |

Galactic Marine

  • Collectible: Galactic Marine (30 02)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #564
  • Original Publication Date: December 8, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 261st most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Rumors And Teases Are Being Confirmed

Posted by Paul | May 06, 2017 at 05:07 PM ET |

If you recall there have been some strange posts recently at Jedi Temple Archives. One was HERE. And one was HERE. Well, a list has leaked which interestingly perfectly lines up with those strange posts. What a coincidence! I am sure the list will surface somewhere, but we cannot be complicit or involved with it.

Toys R Us Finally Getting New Stuff

Posted by Paul | May 06, 2017 at 11:29 AM ET |

Goodness gracious me! I nearly PASSED OUT when I entered the Star Wars aisle at my local Toys R Us in Northeast Philadelphia. It's not that I needed anything, it's that there actually were new products on the shelves since Rogue Friday (aside from some store exclusives) last September. The new stuff was right on time for Star Wars Day. Also of note, all Star Wars products are on sale for 25% off through the end of today. If I had the remotest of confidence that stores would actually have something I might have taken the day off from work.

      

Review: Imperial Officer [Version 1] - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | May 06, 2017 at 12:55 AM ET |

We have a just a couple of 30 (77-07) Saga Legends figures to do to complete the line. Let's start with Imperial Officer [Version 1]. He is 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..

Imperial Officer [Version 1]

FlashBack Review: Biggs Darklighter - TAC - 30 17

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2017 at 07:49 PM ET |

Biggs Darklighter

  • Collectible: Biggs Darklighter (30 17)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #533
  • Original Publication Date: November 7, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,136th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

It's beautiful! Sideshow Collectibles previews the Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) Premium Format Figure. They are hitting it out of the park for the 40th!

Check out our exclusive sneak peek of the Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" wave 8! There should be only ONE MORE wave after this for The Last Jedi Force Friday launch (unles things change) before The Vintage Collection returns Spring 2018 baby! See how Boba Fett (Prototype Armor), Ponda Baba, Sandtrooper and Tusken Raider differ from their original releases (all are different in one way or another). Reviews coming soon, but check out the other stuff now! It's all in our Research Droids Reviews!

         

Hasbro: It's Time To Bring Back Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2017 at 07:59 AM ET |

Hasbro – the season has arrived to bring back the Expanded Universe Comic Packs. Longtime collectors were very saddened when the line was unceremoniously cancelled during the Legacy Collection (with two exclusives released in the Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] line). There is clearly a large market for both Legends and current canon EU as evidenced by the last couple of Fans’ Choice Polls, and in all honesty it isn’t really fair for the movie characters to compete against these characters who have zealous support from non-collectors. Doctor Aphra should be in a Comic Packs set (as a Fans' Choice winner), not a Fans' Choice winner in The Vintage Collection. (more...)

Review: Han Solo (McQuarrie Concept) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

It is time to check out the Star Wars Celebration Orlando exclusive Han Solo (McQuarrie Concept) Mini Bust. It's pretty nice. 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..

Han Solo (McQuarrie Concept)

FlashBack Review: Luke Skywalker - TAC - 30 25

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2017 at 08:34 PM ET |

Luke Skywalker

  • Collectible: Luke Skywalker (30 25)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #502
  • Original Publication Date: October 7, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 651st most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Walmart Ruining TBS6 [SW40] Figures With Damaging Stickers!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2017 at 08:28 PM ET |

For those of you who ordered TBS6 [SW40] figures from Walmart, JTA reader Michael V. sends us an unsettling report that the stickers are almost impossible to remove.When he attempted this it began pulling the graphics off of the card back. Beware!

Funko Reveals New Star Wars Pops!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2017 at 08:23 PM ET |

Funko revealed new products just in time for Star Wars Day. Click the image below to see a larger view. Special thanks to JTA reader Braden H. for the alert and the image to share.

TBS6 Darth Revan Supposedly Coming Soon To Hasbro Toy Shop

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2017 at 08:18 PM ET |

In case you're not aware, The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Darth Revan figure is listed as COMING SOON on Hasbro Toys Shop. You might want to pay attention. Special thanks to JTA reader Craig F. for the reminder.

LEGO Shop Exclusive May The 4th R2-D2

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2017 at 08:15 PM ET |

JTA reader and friend Mike R. sends us news of a May the 4th exclusive from LEGO. Mike lets us know that LEGO Shop online is giving away a free exclusive R2-D2 to VIP members with purchase of $50 or more and has some Star Wars LEGO deals today. Sorry for the late news. Hopefully some of you will be able to make out before the end of the night.

University Of Rochester Celebrates Star Wars Day!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2017 at 08:06 PM ET |

Check out how the University of Rochester celebrated Star Wars day. They were taking Instagram pictures all day and then posted them together in a video on their Facebook page. Special thanks to friend and alum Michael O. for the news and link!

Walmart.com Stocks Rogue One Wave 3

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2017 at 08:02 PM ET |

Walmart online has Rogue One wave 3 figures in stock too. Special thanks to JTA reader Matthew B. for the news and links!

   

Visual Guide Update - Final Duel - POTJ (Silver Anniversary)

Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2017 at 07:29 PM ET |

Here's the final Silver Anniversary Visual Guide update from the Power of the Jedi Line. Click below for a look at the Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader (Final Duel) set. Make sure to also check out our full review for additional information and galleries.

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader (Final Duel) - Power of the Jedi - Silver Anniversary

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit) Pre-Order

Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2017 at 05:22 PM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles has the newly announced Hot Toys Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit) sixth scale figure available for pre-order. Click here for the pre-order page!

The Sideshow Collectibles Han Solo Premium Format figure is now up for Pre-order! Click here for the pre-order page.

Walmart has some big savings on select action figures, as well as other Star Wars merchandise. Click through to pick up many figures for as low as $2.49! Too many links to list them all, so make sure to browse around and see what's available! Thanks JTA reader Stephen for the alert!

Doctor Aphra Wins The Vintage Collection Fans' Choice Poll

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2017 at 12:54 PM ET |

As if you needed any confirmation at all, Doctor Aphra has been deemed the winner in The Vintage Collection Fans' Choice Poll. Click through for details! Hey, at least it's not you-know-who.... OK Hasbro, now get busy making those OT candidates AND THEN SOME....

Site sponsor Dorkside Toys also has wave 2 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" figures up for pre-order with FREE shippinh!

Pre-order The Black Series [SW40] Wave 2 At Big Bad Toy Store!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2017 at 12:36 PM ET |

Site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has wave 2 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" figures up for pre-order!

Hot Toys One-Sixth Scale Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit) Revealed!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2017 at 09:14 AM ET |

Wo! Hot Toys just announced the Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit) one-sixth scale Hot Toys figure. Check out the gallery on their Facebook page.

May The 4th Be With You: Happy Star Wars Day From JTA!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2017 at 08:43 AM ET |

Jedi Temple Archives wishes all of our readers, friends, commenters, lurkers, colleagues, critics, haters and sponsors a very, very happy May The 4th. Do something "Star-Warsy" today to celebrate your fandom and geeky-ness! May the 4th be with you.... always!

Toys R Us May The 4th Specials

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2017 at 08:16 AM ET |

Toys R Us is also running May the 4th specials! They have the Legacy Pack for $29.99!! Special thanks to friend and JTA reader Agustin for the alert!!

Hasbro Toy Shop May The 4th Promo Code

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2017 at 08:11 AM ET |

Use promo code STARWARS40TH to get 15% off and FREE shipping at HasbroToyShop.com!

You can now find the Legacy Pack in Hasbro's eBay Store for $33.99. They've also dropped the prices on the rest of the 40th Anniversary figures in their store to $16.99. Thanks to those that wrote in to let us know!

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi And Darth Vader (Final Duel) - POTJ

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

Let's finish up looking at the Silver Anniversary (1977-2002) sets that were released at the tail end of the Power Of The Jedi line. FInally, it's time to check out the Obi-Wan Kenobi And Darth Vader (Final Duel) two-pack. 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..

Obi-Wan Kenobi And Darth Vader (Final Duel)

Our next Silver Anniversary Visual Guide update takes a look at the Han Solo and Chewbacca (Death Star Escape) set. Get the full guide by clicking below, and get the full review in our review database.

Han Solo and Chewbacca (Death Star Escape) - Power of the Jedi - Silver Anniversary

Wow! We have a huge update! JTA reader John L. and Glenn W. have both received SHIPPING NOTICES for their Admiral Raddus, Galen Erso and Lieutenant Sefla figures they pre-ordered from Entertainment Earth. So much for that June 2017 delivery! Fenn Rau has not been offered in a solid pack to date. Click through to see the proof!

You can pre-order The Black Series [Phase III] (red/black box) Tusken Raider and Lando Calrissian at Empire Toyshop with expected delivery NEXT WEEK. Check it out!

UPDATE: Lando Calrissian and Tusken Raider have SOLD OUT!

JTA reader Jaken Wraith sends us "inside the package" images of the new The Black Series die cast metal figures. The figures actually have a pretty neat feature. Can you guess by the thumbnails below? Clue, those are NOT Elan's deathsticks. Click through for more.

   

Popular Think Geek Star Wars Tikis Available Online

Posted by Chuck | May 03, 2017 at 06:18 PM ET |

If you made it to Star Wars Celebration last month and stopped by the ThinkGeek booth you probably saw the Tiki sets they had on sale there. Both Series 2 and the Jabba the Hutt & Salacious Crumb tikis were sold out DAILY. You can now pre-order both of these on their web site. Click here for Series 2, and click here for Jabba the Hutt & Salacious Crumb. Series 1 is also in-stock right now.

R5-D4 Pre-order At ThinkGeek.com

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2017 at 06:13 PM ET |

Thanks to all who wrote in but I just wasn't near any computer to post it in time. ThinkGeek.com put up a pre-order for R5-D4 which is now no longer available. You might want to pay attention to this page should something change later.

Following the sell-out success of the first coin in our Star Wars Classic collection, Darth Vader, we are thrilled to continue to bring to market more characters – making a total of 8 in the collection so far! This gold and silver coin collection features many of the great characters associated with this epic saga, and the new Chewbacca proof coins won’t disappoint. Get the full details after the jump!

FlashBack Review: Concept Starkiller Hero - TAC - 30 37

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2017 at 03:16 PM ET |

Concept Starkiller Hero (Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series)

  • Collectible: Concept Starkiller Hero (Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series) (30 37)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #484
  • Original Publication Date: September 19, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 410th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

There are some fantastic specials coming to JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys! Check out the deals that go live at midnight on May the Fourth!!

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

UPDATE from NJ Toys And Collectibles: More stock will become available later today. KEEP checking back. This wave exceeded their expectations and they will be adding more soon.

You MUST check out this YouTube.com video by Hasbro. It's amazing. Click through to see it!

Review: Han Solo And Chewbacca (Death Star Escape) - POTJ

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2017 at 12:25 AM ET |

Let's continue to look at the Silver Anniversary (1977-2002) sets that were released at the tail end of the Power Of The Jedi line. Next up is the Han Solo And Chewbacca (Death Star Escape) two-pack. 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..

Han Solo And Chewbacca (Death Star Escape)

SWCO Exclusive TBS6 [SW40] Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) Update

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2017 at 09:49 PM ET |

Wow. I just had a chance to check my email and I have about a dozen emails from readers who wrote in to let me know that the SWCO exclusive TBS6 Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) figure was back in stock at Hasbro Toy Shop. You may want to keep checking back. Sorry, this one totally escaped us. Thank again to all who wrote in to us. We appreciate the courtesy very much!

More The Force Awakens 5POA Discount Chain Arrivals

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2017 at 09:45 PM ET |

The Force Awakens 5POA figures are making their rounds at various discount chains. JTA reader Bryan L. sends us a report from 99 Cents Only store. These figures rang up for $3.99 just to be clear. Yes, it's confusing. Anyhow, from what we have learned recently, expect to see more TFA "dumping" in the near future at other discount chains.

GameStop May The Fourth Deals

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2017 at 08:46 PM ET |

JTA reader Chab E. sends us images of May the Fourth deals at GameStop. Click the thumbnails below if you're interested!

   

We're updating our Silver Anniversary Visual Guides, starting with the Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa (Swing To Freedom) set. Click below for a look at our latest guide addition. You can also read about this set in our review database.

Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa (Swing to Freedom) - Power of the Jedi - Silver Anniversary

It was inevitable. Poor case assortment ratios always will lead to overstock of the more common figures. Hasbro Toy Shop's eBay store updates with The Black Series [Star Wars 40] with all three double-packed figures including Princess Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker and Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi. Remember. Putting figures on an eBay store is NOT a sign of good sales performance. Can we expect $10 figures soon?

FlashBack Review: Darth Vader - TAC - 30 48

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2017 at 02:56 PM ET |

Darth Vader

  • Collectible: Darth Vader (30 48)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #399
  • Original Publication Date: June 26, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,165th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

ToysRUs.com Gives Up On TBS6 Hovertank Pilot

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2017 at 02:44 PM ET |

ToysRUs.com gives up on the Hovertank Pilot. You can grab him for $14.99 now and get FREE shipping with orders $29 or more. Special thanks to JTA reader Colin for the alert!

This TARGET Is Gonna Party Like It's 1999

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2017 at 02:36 PM ET |

Either this TARGET is in denial, this store wants to party like it's 1999, or it's all part of an elaborate bar code scam. (I have personally witnessed this scam myself at TARGET once.) JTA first time news story submitter Keven M. sends us a crazy store report of two POTF2 era figures in a sea of non-selling TFA and RO products. Did you ever think retail would look this dreadful? I wonder if we'll see those TFA and Rogue One figures on TARGET's pegs in 2034?

TBS6 [SW40] Han Solo And R2-D2 Product Pages Yanked From HTS!

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2017 at 02:24 PM ET |

Uh-oh. Better get Maaco. It looks like Hasbro Toy Shop has permanently removed the TBS6 [SW40] Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) and Han Solo figures from their site. (They're probably swimming in Lukes, Bens and Leias at this point. Could this be the ned of an era? Smart case assortments are key to healthy distribution! Special thanks to friend Steve U. for paying attention to this.

A May The Fourth Gift From Hasbro And Litzky PR

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2017 at 02:17 PM ET |

Last night I came home to a box on my front step from Litzky PR. For May the 4th this year, they have sent accounts that they maintain a relationship with a Bladebuilders lightsaber set. We'd like to thank Hasbro and Litzky PR for sending us this celebratory gift for May the 4th this year.

It looks like, just like everything else, The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" Imperial AT-ST is re-arriving at Walmart stores with a vengeance. JTA reader Colin has noticed this trend at a couple of his local stores. What are you seeing?

   

We have caught wind of a new rumor with regards to Disney Store's Elite Series die cast metal figure line. We have learned on May 5th Droid Pack of some sorts will be revealed. Also, on May 25th a Han Solo/Luke Skywalker two-pack will also be revealed. Let's see how this rumor pans out!

UPDATE: CMDStore.com Has Rogue One Wave 4 For $59.95 + Shipping

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2017 at 01:17 PM ET |

Online retailer CMDStore.com also has the complete set of wave 4 Rogue One figures for a little less. Special thanks to JTA reader Rum Sleg for the heads up!

UPDATE: They're history folks!

Rogue One Wave 4 Complete Set WITH Fenn Rau On eBay

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2017 at 11:57 AM ET |

We have no idea what is going on with Rogue One wave 4 at the moment other than what our original rumor reports stated. But if you definitely want to esnsure you grab Fenn Rau, this eBay offering may be one of your last bets. (Disclaimer: we have NO IDEA if Fenn Rau will eventually be offered like the rest of the figures in this wave.) If you need help making a decision on these figures, be sure to see our full overview on each of them in our Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides as well!

Rogue One Wave 4 At Dorkside Toys!

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2017 at 11:50 AM ET |

Hurry! JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys is getting limited quantities of Rogue One wave 4. Pre-order now! Notice how there is NO Fenn Rau offered with them either. It sort of adds some bolstering to our rumor about this wave back in January, huh?

Let's look at a few Silver Anniversary (1977-2002) sets that were released at the tail end of the Power Of The Jedi line. First up is the Luke Skywalker And Princess Leia Organa (Swing To Freedom) two-pack. 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..

Luke Skywalker And Princess Leia Organa (Swing To Freedom)

We have a double-update for our Visual Guides tonight, featuring a look at the fantastic Early Bird Certificate Package and the resulting mail-away Early Bird Figures that kicked off the The Saga Collection line back in 2005. Click below for each detailed guide page. The Early Bird Certificate Package was also today's feature review, and the Early Bird Figures was today's Flashback Review. Make sure to stop by and read the full details on both of these sets!

Early Bird Certificate Package - The Saga Collection - Walmart Exclusive   Early Bird Figures - The Saga Collection - Mail-Away Exclusive

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 01, 2017 at 07:01 PM ET |

Brian's Toys has their latest newsletter posted. Make sure to stop by and see what's new...

Brian's Toys

Early Bird Figures

  • Collectible: Early Bird Figures
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Mail-away Exclusives
  • Review Sequence: #745
  • Original Publication Date: June 7, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 207th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

It Is May 1st And Rogue One Wave 4 Still Says Unavailable

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2017 at 02:42 PM ET |

As we had first reported on April 21st, the Rogue One final wave 4 figures are no longer showing an availability date of May 1st on Amazon. Their availability has sadly not been updated as of this post. It will be interesting to see how things pan out for this group of action figures.

TBS6 Chirrut Imwe And Baze Malbus For $20.99 Each

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2017 at 02:09 PM ET |

You can also order Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus at Entertainment Earth for $20.99 each.

   

Rogue One Galen Erso, Admiral Raddus and Lt. Sefla Pre-order

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2017 at 01:48 PM ET |

Order Admiral Raddus, Galen Erso and Lieutenant Sefla from Entertainment Earth for $9.99 each with a June 2017 delivery. Fenn Rau seems to be out of stock.

Rogue One Last Wave Syndrome Set Of Figures Back On eBay

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2017 at 01:03 PM ET |

Hurry! The Raddus/Fenn Rau Wave is BACK on eBay for a "decent" price. Remember, Hasbro says these will be available in LIMITED quantities and there are no reports of these hitting brick and mortar yet. If you need help making a decision on these figures, be sure to see our full overview on each of them in our Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides as well!

Canadians: Order The TBS6 [SW40] R5-D4 From EB Games NOW!

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2017 at 09:21 AM ET |

Canadians can order the TBS6 [SW40] R5-D4 from EB Games. Special thanks to all who wrote in to give our readers a heads up on it.

The Vintage Collection TIE Interceptor ALSO On Lightning Deal!

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2017 at 08:30 AM ET |

Prepare for the return of The Vintage Collection with the incredibly awesome TIE Interceptor. This too is on Lightning Deal on Amazon! Special thanks to Ray K. for the alert!

Hurry! Prototype Boba Fett On Amazon Lightning Deal!

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2017 at 07:52 AM ET |

Hurry! The Prototype Boba Fett TBS6 figure is on LIGHTNING DEAL on Amazon! Special thanks to friend Mike R. for the alert!

Hey! Today is our 2900th review. Pretty cool, huh? It's also May 1st. Because May is synonymous with Star Wars, we're going to be looking at some celebratory and landmark collectible items that have been produced for collectors. Let's start with the Walmart exclusive Early Bird Certificate Package. 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..

Early Bird Certificate Package

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