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August 2015

Dollar General Basic Force Friday Plans Leaked

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2015 at 04:52 PM ET |

If you have a Dollar General near you, you may want to make them part of your Force Friday trek. From a confidential source we have received a screen cap of their plans in a couple of days!

    

International Pricing Of Star Wars Products Is Unacceptable

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2015 at 03:31 PM ET |

You think we have it bad? Our friends at Jedi News have posted an article that may make UK collectors an angry bunch. Check it out.

Familiar Wookiee In Super-Deformed Plush Style Greets You At TARGET

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2015 at 03:27 PM ET |

JTA reader Adam H. sends us a picture of a large plush Wookiee that greeted him at the entrance of TARGET today. You may remember this from a rumor report right here at JTA! Click through for more!

We have just learned that The Black Series 6" wave 2 for The Force Awakens line is due end of September/very early October. They definitely will not be part of Force Friday per our sources.

Don't Forget! Star Wars: Aftermath Arrives This Friday Too!

Posted by Chuck | August 31, 2015 at 09:49 AM ET |

With the onslaught of toys arriving this week, don't forget that Star Wars: Aftermath also comes out on Force Friday! You can still pre-order this from Amazon for a September 4th arrival. There will be plenty of shopping to do on Friday, so let this one be delivered to your door!

Review: Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Duel) - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2015 at 08:26 AM ET |

The Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Duel) figure is not that great. See why it needed a revamp almost instantly 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 (Jedi Duel)

Disney Infinity Figures Found!

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 08:01 PM ET |

JTA reader and friend Ben C. sends us a store report on the Disney Infinity 3.0 collectible figures. They are apparently hitting everywhere. Click through to find out where he found them!

      

The Force Awakens Product Launch TARGET DPCI Numbers (Not Complete)

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:55 PM ET |

JTA reader Paul V. sends us a scan of TARGET shelf-talker tags of upcoming DPCIs for new The Force Awakens product. This may help some of you lock down certain products

Resistance Trooper - Strong Ties To McQuarrie And Original Trilogy?

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:46 PM ET |

JTA reader Scott K. spent some time drawing attention to similarities that exist between The Force Awakens Resistance Trooper and McQuarrie's concept Rebel pilot and even a Galoob Y-wing Pilot. Click through for his analysis.

Life-Size BB-8 Display Shows Up At Target

Posted by Chuck | August 30, 2015 at 07:41 PM ET |

Target has put up an awesome display of a life-size BB-8. Click through for a quick video, complete with lights and sounds! Thank you JTA viewer Paul V. for sending this in!

Times Square Toys R Us Force Friday Schedule

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:39 PM ET |

JTA reader LesDudis sends us a copy of the Times Square Toys R Us schedule of events for Force Friday! Check it out!

DENIED! (Does It Even Matter At This Point?)

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:35 PM ET |

Disney/Hasbro has had plenty of time to "clean up the mess" with all of the broken street dates across the country. Maybe it's working, but we are still hearing too many reports of cashiers "forcing" the product through the registers. However, JTA reader Paul V. was DENIED at Walmart and he was very disappointed because he found it all! We're only days away from the madness and it seems very few of us can wait much longer!

  

Some Walmart Stores Mark Rebels Merchandise Down Pretty Low!

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:23 PM ET |

JTA reader Aaren A. alerts us to the fact that Walmart is marking down their remaining Rebels merchandise. Of particular note, the Class II vehicles have been marked down to $13.00 in his area.

Sandtrooper And Dewback Vinyl Bobble-Head Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:17 PM ET |

JTA reader Michael H. sends us a snapshot of the Walmart exclusive Sandtrooper & Dewback Vinyl Bobble-Head set! Check it out! Also, thanks to JTA reader Aaren A. for this same report too!

More NEW The Force Awakens Action Figures Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 01:15 PM ET |

More NEW The Force Awakens figures are being found at retail. JTA reader Dark_Jedi sends us images of Sarco Plank and an alien X-wing Pilot Asty. Click through for his report!

   

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Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Duel) - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 12:55 AM ET |

The Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Duel) figure is good, but not excellent or definitive. See how this figure ranks in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Duel)

New Force Friday Details And Ad Revealed: Walmart

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2015 at 03:27 PM ET |

JTA behind-the-scenes man Martin M. also sends us information on Force Friday at Walmart. See the ad they've released for this huge event by clicking on the image below..

New Force Friday Details And Ad Revealed: TARGET

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2015 at 03:25 PM ET |

JTA behind-the-scenes man Martin M. sends us information on Force Friday at TARGET. Find out how you can save some money for this event by clicking through.

Sideshow Collectibles Will Be Part Of Force Friday Too!

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2015 at 11:31 AM ET |

It looks like Sideshow Collectibles will also be part of the Force Friday action. It will be interesting to see how they're involved.

Review: Darth Maul (Jedi Duel) - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2015 at 12:40 AM ET |

It was exciting to get a Darth Maul figure right out of the gate, but this one ultimately didn't deliver. Find out 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.

Darth Maul (Jedi Duel)

The Black Series Han Solo Variation Discovered!

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2015 at 12:07 AM ET |

With the flurry of activity the last couple of weeks, some of the more daily things have fallen to the wayside. As a result, we think we missed an important newly discovered detail. JTA reader Brian B. alerts us to a relevant variation to The Black Series 3.75" Han Solo figure. Newer versions of the figure are showing up with blue irises while the earliest samples are "without" the blue detail (and are just plain brown). We haven't heard or seen this announced anywhere, so this may be news for most.

   

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys FREE Toy Promotion Is Back!

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM ET |

It's been a long couple years, but the Brian's Toys Free Toys Promotion is back! This year features a fantastic selection of product from 3.75" combo sets all the way to Sideshow 12" Figure Sets and an Anakin FX Lightsaber. The rules are simple. There are 25 products to choose from, scattered across 8 different price tiers. Simply fill your shopping cart with enough in-stock products to meet the minimum tier requirement, add your eligible free item, then apply the corresponding coupon code on your cart. Certain rules and restrictions do apply. To get started on this fantastic promotion, visit the FREE TOY promotion page RIGHT HERE!

The Force Awakens Poster PDF Download

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2015 at 11:58 PM ET |

JTA reader Bill G. has nicely forwarded us a large pdf of The Force Awakens poster that many collectors are trying to secure. Feel free to save a copy for your self if your interested. (Click the thumbnail below.)

Hero Series Scaled The Force Awakens Assault Walker Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2015 at 11:51 PM ET |

The 12-inch Assault Walker and First Order Stormtrooper set has hit eBay. Goodness is the stuff looking worse and worse, but that's just one opinion. Special thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for the alert to this auction.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Poster... Where Is It At?

Posted by Chuck | August 28, 2015 at 02:08 PM ET |

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser one-sheet came and went through Disney Rewards pretty fast (but only as a reward item), but has yet to be officially put up for sale. Why not? Right now, the only place to find this is on eBay, but you have to make sure you don't get a reproduction (which are already running rampant). Luckily, the prices have dropped to reasonable, sub-$75 levels for an authentic one. But the question remains... why have we not been able to buy this yet from an official source! It's looking more and more like we won't have this option with the official one-sheet due out any time, so now might might be a good time to consider picking up the teaser poster! I myself have still been unable to secure this!

Review: Anakin Skywalker (Tatooine) - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2015 at 01:05 AM ET |

Although an annoying character, the Anakin Skywalker (Tatooine) figure is done very well. 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.

Anakin Skywalker (Tatooine)

Sideshow Collectibles Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper Statue Preview

Posted by Chuck | August 27, 2015 at 10:59 PM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles previewed their amazing Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper statue today. Click though for the full preview page. This goes on Sale next Thursday, September 3rd!

Could These Figures Be Coming Soon In The 3.75" SA Collector Line?

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2015 at 07:58 PM ET |

We have just received some interesting news about 11 figures that may be part of the super-articulated collector-focused line in the future. This doesn't mean Force Friday and it doesn't even mean that these will comprise the first wave. Some may have even been nixed with all of the recent transition the Hasbro line has experienced this year. We just have learned that sculpts have been completed for the following supposedly. At the moment, not all characters have been slotted. As with anything, confirmation from Hasbro is required until you should take it as fact. Click through for more.

TARGET Exclusive TBS6 2-Pack Won't Be Available Force Friday

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2015 at 06:57 PM ET |

We have just learned that the TARGET exclusive The Black Series 2-pack listed at $39.99 on the various leaked lists WILL NOT be available on Force Friday. Our insiders have let us know that there are ZERO on order and ZERO in stock. It will likely be a Black Friday/Christmas exclusive (but that's just a guess right now). It may be true that many of the items that have been part of these leaked lists may not all be available on September 4th, so keep everything in check.

The Vintage Collection Wave 1: Values Coming Down; Act Now!

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2015 at 05:09 PM ET |

We were all pretty amazed by the value of 2012's TVC Ahsoka figure. In the last year or so, wave 1 of The Vintage Collection was skyrocketing too. While some figures definitely command a premium still, we were perhaps more surprised by how many of the past high market values have plummeted significantly. Check out these auctions and see if you can fill any holes with these recent price drops! Click any thumbnial below to be taken to that figure's auctions.

     
    

New Footage From The Force Awakens Hits Instagram!

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2015 at 01:33 PM ET |

New footage from The Force Awakens makes its way to Instagram or click through to watch it RIGHT HERE!

Check Out Hasbro Toy Shop!

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2015 at 11:47 AM ET |

Change is in the air! Looks like someone else is gearing up for Force Friday too!

Review: Darth Sidious (Holograph) - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2015 at 12:10 AM ET |

A truly underrated figure, see why we believe that every Star Wars collector should own the Darth Sidious (Holograph) figure in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Sidious (Holograph)

Something Of Interest Perhaps?

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2015 at 08:51 PM ET |

Stay tuned.

JTA reader and friend Darth Chuck passes along an image of a newly installed register belt at TARGET. I have to admit this is pretty awesome.

TARGET Product/Price/DPCI List Revealed

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2015 at 08:39 PM ET |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com have posted a pretty cool list of what TARGET will be charging for their Force Friday merchandise, as well as the corresponding DPCI numbers. Check it out!

Review: Darth Sidious - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2015 at 08:56 AM ET |

He is a great action figure with one terrible issue. Find out why Darth Sidious is an action figure you should still own 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 Sidious

Lucasfilm Ltd. Finally Releases Force Friday Details!

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2015 at 07:36 AM ET |

Lucasfilm Ltd. finally releases the details of Force Friday. Click through for more! See the PREVIEW VIDEO HERE.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 25, 2015 at 10:16 PM ET |

Big Bad Toy Store checks in with their latest newsletter! Click through for all of the latest pre-orders and new arrivals!

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

Big Bad Toy Store

One Final Requiem For Mark Grimshaw And A Thank You

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2015 at 07:08 PM ET |

Sincere thanks to all the fellow collectors from JTA who participated in taking on some of the items offered from Mark Grimshaw's collection. We wanted to do one final tribute to Mark with a thank you and summary from Mark's caretaker and best friend John Terpkosh. Click through for more!

Get Gentle Giant's Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures shipped for only $1 at JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles. Check out their site for more details!

TARGET's Share The Force + Awesome Promo Video On YouTube.com!

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2015 at 05:12 PM ET |

In case you missed the news, relatively new JTA reader Brian B. graciously provides us with links to share with our readers about TARGET's "Share The Force" event. This will help readers discover if a TARGET location in their area is hosting Midnight Madness. Also, be sure to check out this AWESOME YouTube video which explains "Share The Force" a little bit more as well as provides some pretty cool images from the 70s and 80s when the first generations of Star Wars fans were collecting the vintage Kenner line!

These Aren't The Black Series Figures You're Looking For....

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2015 at 05:05 PM ET |

JTA reader jotape alerted us to a pretty interesting set of The Black Series bootleg figures. These are different from the ones we alerted you about earlier this month. These are called "SRAR WALS" figures! Check them out at AliExpress!

Bladebuilders Found At Kmart

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2015 at 05:00 PM ET |

JTA reader Aaren A. has found one of the Bladebuilders set at his local Kmart. Check it out!

Review: Mace Windu - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2015 at 08:11 AM ET |

We don't like the Episode I Mace Windu figure. 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.

Mace Windu

The Power Of The Vintage Collection - eBay Aftermarket!

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2015 at 06:05 PM ET |

Goodness gracious! Look what 2012's The Vintage Collection Ahsoka figure is going for on eBay. It's ridiculous. And if you think these are just "asking prices", just check out COMPLETED LISTINGS to see that these asking prices are pretty accurate.

Blueprints Papercraft Cardboard Death Star Available On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | August 24, 2015 at 11:54 AM ET |

Here's another unique cardboard Death Star playset, and this one is listed on Amazon for $24.99. It's made by Blueprints and packaged in Rebels packaging. Interested? Thanks to JTA reader Todd S. for the alert!

Be sure to click through to see how this set looks with 3.75" figures displayed!

4 Unit Case Of Galactic Hunt Figures Found At Walmart

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2015 at 10:54 AM ET |

JTA reader Tim M. writes in with the following news, yet to be revealed to date. He writes "Hey there, not sure if you've heard of these or not, I was at Walmart and Folsom California last night and saw two boxes on a pallet listed as Star Wars Galactic Hunt, had the street date for September 4th, could not open it because it was at the bottom but listed as 4 pieces per box....Just thought I would ask, Thanks...." At this point it's unknown what these could be, but it might be wise to keep your eyes peeled now through the September 4th. The box dimension were 8" x 8" x 8" and we have asked Tim for a photo.

Review: Adi Gallia - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2015 at 09:13 AM ET |

We saw our first movie female Jedi Knight in The Phantom Menace. Thankfully, Hasbro made Adi Gallia pretty early on in the Episode I line for everyone to enjoy. 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.

Adi Gallia

Sideshow Collectibles produced a top-notch figure with the release of the Sixth Scale Scout Trooper! Click below to check out our detailed Visual Guide of this amazing collectible! We also released our full Research Droids Review this morning, which includes an additional gallery of over 35 images. Read the full review right here!

Scout Trooper - Sixth Scale - Sideshow Collectibles

Pretty Awesome Cardboard Death Star Playset Found In France!

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2015 at 07:53 PM ET |

JTA reader Patrice from France has located a rather cool Palitoy Death Star-like Death Star cardboard playset. Although this is in Rebels packaging, this is the first time we're hearing about ti, as well as Patric. Click through for some additional details about it and be sure to check out our FULL GALLERY on our Facebook page located HERE.

   

Patrice - please email me about this. Your emails are bouncing back. I need to ask you something! Thank you! Paul

UPDATE: JTA reader Chris found this item on eBay in the UK right HERE.

The Black Series Titanium Vehicle 3-Pack + Home Items Found At Kmart

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2015 at 07:23 PM ET |

We have even more Kmart store reports for you. This time JTA reader Nick Z. has found The Black Series Titanium 3-pack as well as a plethora of home items. Let The Force Awakens binge begin!

        

More Stuff Found At Kmart: Hero Mashers And Other Micro Machines

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2015 at 04:02 PM ET |

JTA reader Mlox has found even more merchandise at his local Kmart. This time you can see some Hero Mashers and additional Micro Machines sets!

      

New Micro Machines Found At Kmart Too!

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2015 at 12:07 PM ET |

JTA reader Damian V. found more The Force Awakens stuff at his local Kmart. We're not sure if these have been revealed amongst all of the leaks, but here are three Micro Machines sets that are new to us at least.

           

Review: Scout Trooper - 1:6 Scale Figure

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2015 at 12:45 AM ET |

Do you want to see a beautiful one-sixth scale interpretation of a Biker Scout? Then look no further than Sideshow Collectibles' Scout Trooper 1:6 Scale Figure. It's stunning. 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.

Scout Trooper

A Layman's Analysis For Believing In Super-Articulation

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2015 at 10:57 PM ET |

JTA reader Sloth From Hoth did his own analysis with the hopes of assuring himself that there will indeed be something for all of us grumpy old late thirty/early forty somethings desperate to see "old school" super-articulated figures on shelves. Click through for his notes!

TARGET Exclusive TFA Bicycle Found!

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2015 at 10:52 PM ET |

JTA reader Katherine C.has found the "TARGET exclusive" The Force Awakens bicycle you read about in one of our "rumor reports" here at JTA! It was found at her local TARGET's shelf. Click each image below for a closer look.

    

That's What It's All About....

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2015 at 09:57 PM ET |

Despite whether or not you're excited for the product that will be available on Force Friday, we mustn't forget that there is a whole new generation that needs to jump on board to become the next hoard of collectors. JTA reader Henry shares a neat perspective on the Force Friday event and why it's just not about "us". Click through for more!

One Kmart Puts Out A Lot Of The Force Awakens Products

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2015 at 07:53 PM ET |

From an anonymous source, we have received confirmation that an undisclosed Kmart has put out a ton of The Force Awakens product for sale! See just some of the stuff "this reader" was able to pick up! Of particular note, notice that this is a case of six 6" figures, another JTA rumor confirmed that 6" figures would be going from 4 per case to 6 per case! It's good news that Kylo Ren is packed two per case!

    

The Force Awakens Catchphrase Game Found At Walmart

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2015 at 07:47 PM ET |

JTA reader The Force Collector has found The Force Awakens Catchphrase electronic game on store shelves at Walmart.

Special thank to JTA Canadian reader Bruno B. for this report, but Dollarama in Canada is getting Star Wars Hot Wheels an there arriving at a good price: $3.00.

The Force Awakens 12-inch Figures Hit eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2015 at 07:38 PM ET |

eBayer ochsagirl has the new Finn and Kylon Ren 12-inch figures for sale on eBay. Check them out! Special thanks to JTA reader Wacky Wampa for the alert!

  

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 22, 2015 at 02:06 PM ET |

Take a tour inside Brian's Toys with an exclusive look by Sandtroopers.com. Browse Brian's personal collection and learn the process to sell your collection. Find the video and image gallery on this week's Brian's Toys newsletter!

Also on the newsletter, fresh restocks of Sideshow Collectibles sixth scale and Vintage carded action figures.

Brian's Toys

Review: Ki-Adi-Mundi - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2015 at 12:25 AM ET |

Another beautiful figure in the Episode I line is Ki-Adi-Mundi. Look at how much work went into a figure from 1999. 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.

Ki-Adi-Mundi

Jedi Insider has just posted a new rumor report regarding Toys R Us exclusives. They confirm our BREAKING NEWS original report back from July about a 6" Blue Trooper, but the new news is that there is rumored to be a repaint of the 6" TIE Fighter with Pilot, but we honestly believe it might be the 3.75" scaled version as we reported in our RUMOR REPORT found HERE. (As you know, nothing works as well as amortizing costs with a repaint ASAP!) Click through for their full story.

Have The Recent Reveals Affected Where You Will Be Force Friday?

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2015 at 01:41 PM ET |

Now that all of us have seen what is part of Force Friday on September 4th (through all the various leaks), we want to know has this influenced you in any way on how you will be spending the day. Many of us have scheduled PTO to attend this event, but with the, frankly, lackluster reveals it appears that there just isn't product for the longtime collector.... yet. Putting aside any unconfirmed rumors (like the retail exclusive 3.75" super-articulated line) and without resorting to calling the product launch "Farce Friday", please let us know in our comments if you still plan to wait in line at midnight on September 3rd. What will you be buying if you do go? If you have kids, will you use this as a big event to introduce them to Star Wars? And please confirm with us that Hasbro's offering will not affect or alter your excitement for Episode VII. If you're claiming that The Force Awakens line is stealing your joy of Star Wars, then you have problems that we are unable to assist you with.... of course the Hasbro reveals are disappointing, but this is all about a film franchise. The toy line only accentuates that.

Review: Commander Cody - Premium Format Figure

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2015 at 12:10 AM ET |

Commander Cody is a fan favorite Star Wars character, but did Sideshow Collectible do all they could do to make this the greatest high-end collectible of him? We're not so sure about that. See the nonetheless gorgeous Commander Cody Premium Format Figure with our first look analysis 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.

Commander Cody

Many More Items From Mark Grimshaw Added!

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2015 at 11:06 PM ET |

We just added a ton more items remaining from the estate of Mark Grimshaw including pajama bottoms, throws, socks and even more T-shirts and sweatshirts. If you missed out before or something new strikes your fancy, please let John Terpkosh know. CLICK HERE to see the newly added items and for John's contact information.

ENTIRE Hasbro The Force Awakens Toy Catalog Leaked!

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2015 at 06:20 PM ET |

Hasbro has asked us to remove all images and links to this article.

Rebels Season 2 To Preview At NYCC!

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2015 at 01:24 PM ET |

Fans attending New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 8th will receive an exclusive sneak peek of what’s to come in the second season of Star Wars Rebels with a panel featuring special guests plus a preview screening of two new episodes from the series. (more....)

Pre-order The Star Wars Legendary Jedi Master Yoda With Bonus!

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2015 at 11:54 AM ET |

The makers of the interactive Star Wars Legendary Jedi Master Yoda has reached out to us about their Interactive Yoda figure. It's available for pre-order right now at Walmart.com (come with special exclusive bonus through Walmart.com) and you can pick it up on Force Friday. Click through for the details to this amazing collectible.

Review: Naboo Royal Security - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2015 at 09:47 AM ET |

There were a ton of bodyguards in The Phantom Menace. The Naboo Royal Security was one of the, See this Episode I 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.

Naboo Royal Security

UPDATE: FREE Star Wars Apparel Including T-shirts, Caps And Jackets

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2015 at 11:39 AM ET |

Jedi Temple Archives is pleased to offer our readers some remaining items from the estate of Mark Grimshaw (aka studlydudly) via his caregiver John Terpkosh. He had a massive collection of T-shirts, jackets, caps and knits that have been either lightly used or are new. Graciously, John Terpkosh will be sending these items out FREE of charge (including the shipping costs) to domestic JTA readers because he knows Mark would want these to end up in the hands of a brother or sister in the Force and not on some yard sale table. If you're international, you may need to have a discussion with him about covering shipping costs, but please show interest either way. To make things easy for John, please click on any thumbnail of the item you're interested in and copy and past the link in your correspondence to John. This way he can identify the item in question. Please contact John directly at iowaczechinmo@gmail.com for further information. You can click through to see what items are available.

UPDATE: All of Mark's items have been claimed. Thank you for all that reached out!

Review: Watto - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2015 at 08:51 AM ET |

The Episode I Watto, aside from his coloring issues, may just be the best figure in the Episode I action figure line. 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.

Watto

The Black Series 3.75" Figures For 99¢ At Walgreens!

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2015 at 08:43 AM ET |

JTA reader ldfipps sends us an unbelievable store find: The Black Series 3.75" figures for 99¢! They were all sold out by the time he got there, but all of you should probably check your local Walgreens and see just how low they'll go!

If you live in the Davenport IA area, we highly suggest checking your local retailers that sell Star Wars figures. But even if you don't, it may be the right time for all of us to check retail fro The Black Series line (both scales). JTA reader Aaren A. sends us multiple reports from Walmart and Walgreens showing just how much of retail's attention span has been lost on The Black Series in order to prep for The Force Awakens line! Click through for his reports!

  

Jedi Temple Archives is giving away a hard to find The Vintage Collection Shae Vizla (Old Republic Bounty Hunter) figure. Find out how by clicking through....

      

The Force Awakens Box Busters By Spin Masters Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2015 at 04:52 PM ET |

JTA reader Dylan B. has found something new on store shelves. Check out Box Busters, by Spin Masters. We have no idea what they are really, but these things convert into either a box or a miniature play scene. Click each image to see it in full size.

    

Rey's Speeder Bike Found!

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2015 at 02:03 PM ET |

Sir Steve's Guide is reporting that Rey's Speeder Bike has been located at a TARGET store in California.

Today's item for review has been bequeathed to Jedi Temple Archives from the estate of Mark Grimshaw, aka studlydudly. We're honored to present it to you today. The Death Star Trash Compactor (Princess Leia & Chewbacca) (2 of 2) Screen Scenes set is a marvel. See why it's a "must own" purchase 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.

Death Star Trash Compactor (Princess Leia  & Chewbacca) (2 of 2)

CONFIRMED: TBS-Quality 3.75" Figures To Become Big Box Exclusives

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2015 at 09:21 PM ET |

Take this rumor with a grain of salt if you'd like until Hasbro confirms it themselves, but we have received "confirmation" to OUR ORIGINAL RUMOR REPORT back in April that The Black Series 3.75" line will indeed be a Big Box store exclusive. What we're not so sure of if this means a single retail location or multiple Big Box stores (Walmart, TARGET, Toys R Us etc,) So this could be really good or really bad news. With the recent reveal of The Black Series 3.75" showing up on the new Walmart planogram by our friends at Yakface.com, it appears that Walmart is at least ONE safe bet (just an assumption). But Toys R Us also SCREAMS "exclusive retailer" too based on their claims to be "the" source for The Force Awakens merchandise. However, we have been unable to obtain any more details than "Big Box". Of particular note, still no announcements or further rumors on that fabled "The Chrome Collection" yet either. It will be interesting to see if TBS does indeed turn into TCC. Let the specualtions begin!

Today's item for review has been bequeathed to Jedi Temple Archives from the estate of Mark Grimshaw, aka studlydudly. We're honored to present it to you today. The Death Star Trash Compactor (Luke Skywalker & Han Solo) (1 of 2) Screen Scenes set is a marvel. See why it's a "must own" purchase 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.

Death Star Trash Compactor (Luke Skywalker & Han Solo)

Proof That Super-Articulated The Force Awakens Figures Are Coming?

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2015 at 02:57 PM ET |

It's evident that most of the community is in panic mode over the lack of super-articulated 3.75" reveals (and a great deal of attacking one another over what everyone should like or not like – but that's another article). With all the stuff that has leaked thus far, it's honestly a little perplexing that we still haven't seen any collector grade 3.75" figures seen or teased. However, one of our readers, who has asked to remain anonymous (and we will respect that), opened up a customer service ticket and got a very interesting response from Hasbro Customer Service. While I personally find it suspect (since Hasbro Marketing people at the various conventions could only say "no comment to every TFA question) that this customer service rep gave THIS MUCH detail, there is no doubt it alleviates some of my own personal concerns. BUT. I still feel we will just have to wait until 9/4 to see if this is actually true. Click through for this MUST READ interaction with Hasbro

Last Wave Syndrome.... Or Not? Wave 7/8 Extremely Plentiful!

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2015 at 02:45 PM ET |

Those big and bulky Walmart displays keep showing up across the country. JTA superior commenter Martin M. found himself some wave 7 and wave 8 today in Texas today. Check out his report!

TRU Express Amazon Droid Factory Arriving Still And 50% Off!

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2015 at 02:40 PM ET |

JTA reader Jub Goobles has found the former Amazon.com exclusive Droid Factory at Toys R Us Express at the Quakerbridge Mall in Lawrenceville NJ (less than a mile from where I work – stay out of my territory Jub).

Review: Chancellor Valorum - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2015 at 08:36 AM ET |

He might be boring, but it didn't stop Chancellor Valorum from selling through pretty quickly. 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.

Chancellor Valorum

Star Wars: Rogue One - THE DARING MISSION HAS BEGUN!

Posted by Paul | August 15, 2015 at 03:57 PM ET |

Disney releases new detail on Rogue One. “ROGUE ONE”—THE DARING MISSION HAS BEGUN. Resistance Fighters Unite to Steal Plans for Death Star! Click through for complete details!

Disney Announces Huge Star Wars Theme Park!

Posted by Paul | August 15, 2015 at 03:47 PM ET |

Disney announces a 14 acre Star Wars theme park! StarWars.com has the story!

The Force Awakens Line Open In Our Visual Guides and RDR Sections

Posted by Chuck | August 15, 2015 at 11:40 AM ET |

We've started to digest all of the news and reveals that came out this week and have added the info to our newly opened The Force Awakens Visual Guide page. We also have our sections in our Research Droids Reviews ready to go! We'll continue to update our pages as new information and assortment details come out.

Review: Senator Palpatine - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 15, 2015 at 12:55 AM ET |

A really nice figure in the Episode I line is Senator Palpatine. 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.

Senator Palpatine

The Black Series TFA 6" Figures Revealed.... More Coming!

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2015 at 09:29 PM ET |

The Force Awakens The Black Series figures have now been revealed. Check out this Facebook page for more information and images.

Buildable Commander Cody Found At TARGET In PA!

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2015 at 07:00 PM ET |

JTA reader Jedi Master 2G found the new Build Commander Cody at his local TARGET today but he got snagged at the register where the cashier let him know it couldn't be sold until September 4th. Click the image below for the full view!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2015 at 05:17 PM ET |

In this week's Brian's Toys newsletter, they've added over a dozen of warehouse finds to their website.  Highlights include the highly sought-after 30th Anniversary Darth Revan and Darth Malak, Vintage Collection AT-AT Walkers, along with case breakouts of Rebels and Black Series figures.

Sideshow announced two new Hot Toys Boba Fett actions figure, one being a deluxe version with a Sarlacc diorama. Both can be pre-ordered at the Brian's Toys store. Find all these great items on the Brian's Toys newsletter!

BONUS: In case you missed it last week, Brian's Toys Buy One Get One (BOGO) sale on Power of the Force 2 action figures ends next week.  Before August 20th, add two or more of the same 4" action figure and use coupon code BOGO15 to receive one free!

Brian's Toys

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Episode VI Boba Fett Deluxe Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2015 at 02:51 PM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles has the Hot Toys Deluxe Boba Fett up for pre-order!

More Air Hogs Revealed: Speeder Bike and Millennium Falcon

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2015 at 11:20 AM ET |

More Air Hogs are revealed in the wild. JTA reader Jardmonkey sent us this picture of the Falcon on the shelves in Austin, Texas ($88!) and a Star Wars Action News reader sent in the Speeder Bike reveal.

    

Keep Checking eBay For The Latest The Force Awakens Reveals!

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2015 at 09:51 AM ET |

How tragic it is we couldn't get an official presentation from Hasbro because of Disney's embargo. We all knew we would have to rely on unofficial sources to find out about the stuff. There are a ton of products from Hasbro's The Force Awakens line already on eBay and new products keep getting added. Bookmark THIS LINK and refresh throughout the day. We will try to keep up with the posts too! But we also have real jobs too and may not be able to post "right away".

The Force Awakens Class I Vehicles Hit eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2015 at 09:43 AM ET |

Wiith special thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for the alert, check out The Force Awakens Class I vehicles with figure! I hope there is enough articulation for them to sit on their vehicles!

Hot Toys just published an album featuring their upcoming Return of the Jedi Boba Fett (deluxe version), and also showing off a sixth scale Sarlacc accessory for the deluxe version in the form of a unique figure base. Click through for the full album!

Review: Queen Amidala (Battle) - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2015 at 08:39 AM ET |

Hasbro released four "Padmé" figures in the Episode I line. This was the fourth one. Check out Queen Amidala (Battle) 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.

Queen Amidala (Battle)

So, Where Are The 3.75" Super-Articulated Collector Figures?

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 06:16 PM ET |

So, after ALL of these reveals that seem to line up with ALL of the rumor reports you've seen right here at JTA and other sites, do you still think super-articulated 3.75" action figures are still coming? We're not withholding any inside information. We honestly don't know. Will any super-articulated action figures that ARE coming indeed be store exclusives? Or have the people who have been leaking all of this stuff just not gotten to the 3.75" yet? Let us know in our comments!

More, More More The Force Awakens Hasbro 3.75" Reveals!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 05:01 PM ET |

Facebook page SithFireCreations have added even more images. Click through to see them all the new The Force Awakens products!

The Force Awakens AIR HOGS Line Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 04:51 PM ET |

JTA reader Jake G has found a new The Force Awakens product called Air Hogs. We believe this may be the first mention of this line. Click the image bellow to make it bigger!

Even More The Force Awakens 3.75" Action Figure Reveals/Leaks

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 04:44 PM ET |

In case you haven't seen this on our Facebook page, a ton more leaks have been revealed included the Armory figures! Check them out HERE!

BREAKING NEWS: Flame Trooper!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 02:22 PM ET |

BREAKING NEWS! Also from Charles Dukas: Flame Trooper!

  

UPDATE: Flame Trooper has hit eBay now!

BREAKING NEWS: Here Is Finn!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 02:16 PM ET |

BREAKING NEWS! Here is Finn!

UPDATE: Finn has hit eBay now!

BREAKING NEWS: Captain Phasma Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 01:48 PM ET |

BREAKING NEWS! Captain Phasma has now hit eBay. Thanks to JTA Facebook friend Luis, friend Ben C. and our friends at Yakface.com for the heads up! See front and back images of this figure at the auction!

BREAKING NEWS: Armored Series Kylon Ren Card Back Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 12:45 PM ET |

BREAKING NEWS! JTA Facebook reader Charles Dukas,who can be found at @ChuckDukas on Instagram and Twitter has send us an exclusive image of the card back art to the Armored Series of 3.75" The Force Awakens figures. Look what else is coming!

BREAKING NEWS: 3.75" Kylo Ren Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 11:35 AM ET |

BREAKING NEWS! The first 3.75" Kylo Ren hits eBay! Click HERE to see the auction!

UPDATE: Who is the dum-dum who bought this for $100?

Review: Padmé Naberrie - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 09:06 AM ET |

Is she Queen Amidala or not? Find out more about Padmé Naberrie in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Padmé Naberrie

Large-Sized First Order Stormtrooper Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2015 at 10:39 AM ET |

We have also received an image of a super-sized First Order Stormtrooper, presumably a Jakks Pacific product! Sorry, this is as big as the image gets.

UPDATE: Jakks Pacific has asked us to remove the images from this post.

Toys R Us Exclusive TBS6 Blue Trooper Confirmed!

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2015 at 10:17 AM ET |

JTA Facebook reader Casey M. went to his local Toys R Us to find out more about all of these rumors he's seen here at JTA. If you recall, we exclusively reported that a TBS6 Toys R Us exclusive "Trooper Blue" figure was coming. Well, he managed to grab a picture which shows conclusive proof that a Toys R Us exclusive The Black Series 6" Blue Trooper is indeed imminent. We have no other information for you than this. For those that need a reminder, click the thumbnail below to see a large screen cap of what's been discovered.

Review: Rune Haako - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2015 at 08:13 AM ET |

Rune Haako may be the nicest figure in the entire Episode I line. Do you want to know why? Then check him out in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Rune Haako

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 11, 2015 at 10:26 PM ET |

Click through for all the latest from this week's Big Bad Toy Store newsletter!

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

Big Bad Toy Store

JTA UK reader Matt H. eagerly reports in to let our readers know that The Black Series wave 7 and wave 8 have hit major retail there including stores like Sainsbury's. Click through for his complete report!

    

More Walmart Details Revealed

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2015 at 09:26 PM ET |

One of our readers who has asked to remain anonymous found additional Walmarts plans hanging in the Star Wars section (which had been cleared out) and they reveal a few new details that haven't been leaked thus far including a Star Wars: Battlefront event. Click each image below for additional details.

    

Retail Begins Preparing For Force Friday Deluge

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2015 at 09:20 PM ET |

In case you've had no reason to visit your local TARGET for Star Wars figures for approximately the last three years like I have, you may not be aware that essentially all of their Star Wars sections are disappearing. They're being broken down and remaining items are being out on clearance in a special section elsewhere in the store, or on the end caps like this store has done. This of course is in full anticipation of Force Friday. Walmart stores are doing similar things as well now too. Special thanks to JTA reader Mike R. for the photo.

SOTDS Vehicle Two-Packs Now Found At Chuck E. Cheese!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2015 at 09:15 PM ET |

As JTA reader John W. wrote in his email to me, apparently the "Shadow Of The Dark Side" vehicles have indeed ended up everywhere at some point. This particular find was at a Chuck E. Cheese in Louisville KY. What a shame the failure of this vehicle assortment apparently became. They were all awesome and mostly made the last of the non-dumbed down vehicles for 3.75" figures. (Not including what may show up for Force Friday of course....)

Kylo Ren's Lightsaber Blade Is Removable

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2015 at 02:11 PM ET |

Of course this makes complete sense, but it looks like Kylo Ren's lightsaber blade is officially removable. Thanks to JTA reader Matt B. for grabbing this image for us from Instagram. (Original photographer unknown.)

For bmales01 only: click the thumbnail and it will turn into a bigger picture.

The Black Series 6" TFA Chewbacca Revealed + Clearer Pics Of Finn!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2015 at 11:45 AM ET |

With special thanks to JTA reader TalynOnline for the link, see The Force Awakens 6" Chewbacca and MUCH CLEARER pictures of Finn, courtesy of ActionFigurePics.com!

Review: Nute Gunray - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2015 at 09:11 AM ET |

Hasbro knocked the Neimoidians out of the park in the Episode I line. See the gorgeous Nute Gunray 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.

Nute Gunray

New The Force Awakens Characters And Details Emerge From Funko Slip

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2015 at 07:50 AM ET |

Multiple Funko products have been leaked on the boards at 4chan.com. Spoilers apply! See all-ew super-deformed interpretations of characters from The Force Awakens by clicking through! Extra special thanks to all who wrote in about this!

Update: Images removed per Funko's request.

The Black Series 6" Finn Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2015 at 11:58 AM ET |

JTA reader cd man has a friend in Asia who sent him this photo of The Black Series 6" Finn! Luke Skywalker (Ceremonial) much? Anyway, check it out! This has already made its way across social media if it looks familiar to you.

New International Trailer For The Force Awakens

Posted by Chuck | August 10, 2015 at 10:13 AM ET |

There's a new International trailer out for The Force Awakens. There's only one new shot (the opening scene), but that shot, combined with the new music mix and the combination of clips from the first two trailers make it another amazing watch! Look carefully and you will see an awesome array of TIE Fighters flanking the First Order's forces! Click through for a watch and discuss!

Review: Queen Amidala (Naboo) - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2015 at 09:31 AM ET |

One standout figure in the Episode I line is Queen Amidala (Naboo). See why she still looks pretty nice 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.

Queen Amidala (Naboo)

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Han Solo and Chewbacca Final Product Gallery

Posted by Chuck | August 10, 2015 at 08:54 AM ET |

Hot Toys posted an album on their Facebook page featuring the final product photos of Han Solo and Chewbacca. Click through for the full gallery. I'm not completely sold on the face of Chewbacca, which looks like it took a major step backward from the original reveal photos. Click through for a direct comparison shot.

The Black Series 6" Kylo Ren Hits The Web!

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2015 at 07:49 AM ET |

The first image of The Black Series 6" Kylon Ren has hit the web courtesy of our friend Tim V. on Twitter and can also be found on StarWarsPost.com. Check it out and let us know your thoughts!

Order A Custom 3.75" Scaled Khetanna Sail Barge

Posted by Paul | August 09, 2015 at 01:09 PM ET |

We have been contacted by McRobo Creations about thei impressive 3.75" Khetanna Sail Barge. There are also making other large-sized Star Wars vehicles too. Since Hasbro has basically said they will not be making this, here is likely your only chance to get one. Check out what they're offering!

Review: Ric Olié - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 09, 2015 at 12:57 PM ET |

It's a shame that Ric Olié was one of the worst peg-warmers of all time. Find out why you should own him despite this 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.

Ric Olié

The Black Series Episode VII Bootleg Figures Hit eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2015 at 05:41 PM ET |

Well, I'd be lying if I didn't think these eBay finds were interesting. An eBay seller from Malaysia has found three bootleg The Black Series Episode VII figures in Cambodia and has put them up for sale. If that wasn't a tall enough tale, the three figures look like all-new sculpts and, get ready for this, are loaded with premium ball-jointed articulation unlike the 5POA figures Hasbro makes! Does anyone else find it odd that bootleg figures, which should cost next to nothing to make, are actually better than the Hasbro figures in terms of articulation? Notice the odd light-up feature too!

      

UPDATE: We have just learned these are actually 6" figures, hence the super-articulation.

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 08, 2015 at 08:09 AM ET |

Brian's Toys is currently offering 10% Off Your Next Order & BOGO Sale On All POTF2 Figures.

Brian's Toys

Review: TC-14 Protocol Droid - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2015 at 12:40 AM ET |

The release of TC-14 Protocol Droid was a bit of surprise, but a happy release nonetheless. She 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.

TC-14 Protocol Droid

New Impressive Walmart Force Friday Details Revealed! Must-Read!

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2015 at 04:17 PM ET |

It looks like Walmart will have a healthy does of exclusive items for Force Friday! JTA avid reader Michael W. has done some impressive field research for us at his local Walmart. He's managed to get the manager of the store to reveal some pretty neat nitty gritty details about Walmart's exclusive plans for Force Friday. We highly suggest to read his report. There is a lot of new information revealed!

The Force Awakens Line Look Revealed: Micro Machines Confirmed

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2015 at 01:47 PM ET |

We wonder if Disney will finally accept that controlling the passion of Star Wars collectors is like trying to put a band-aid on the crack of a dam. Anyway, our friends at Rebelscum.com have the first visual of the rumor reports that have been hitting the web. And we have a line look name: The Force Awakens!

Star Wars Saga Blu-ray Steelbooks Pre-order Today

Posted by Chuck | August 07, 2015 at 12:24 PM ET |

The Star Wars Saga Blu-ray Steelbooks are officially up for pre-order today. Reserve yours at Amazon for a November 10th release...

Has Our Passion Dwindled Down To Apathy?

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2015 at 10:01 AM ET |

If you recall, the biggest announcement by Lucasfilm in years that a new Star Wars was made in the middle of Hurricane Sandy. As one of the many people affected by it (thank goodness I just lost power for about a week and nothing else), I missed all of the social media posts and official online announcements. I only found out about it via texts from friends. Star Wars passion was once again invigorated to new levels with this news and the joy and cheer could be felt across the Star Wars community. Collectors in particular were already beginning to get excited for new Star Wars toys and we thought the new film couldn’t come soon enough. (more....)

Review: R2-B1 Astromech Droid - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2015 at 01:10 AM ET |

Getting R2-B1 Astromech Droid in 2000 was very exciting, but because two much better updates were released since, it's now hard to appreciate the original version. However, see why this figure still has some charm. 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.

R2-B1 Astromech Droid

More And More Walmart TBS Displays Are Surfacing

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2015 at 09:32 PM ET |

JTA reader Darth Janus sends us proof that more and more Walmart displays with The Black Series 3.75" figures from wave 7 and 8 are hitting more and more stores! His areas is Massachusetts.

Hasbro Toy Shop Offers Free Shipping On "New" Star Wars Figures

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2015 at 09:15 PM ET |

With special thanks to JTA reader Commander Joe 276 for the alert, HasbroToyShop.com is offering FREE shipping on all figures HasbroToyShop.com deems as "new". Good for us, recent The Black Series figures are included! Check it out!

Light Up Chewbacca To Grace TARGET Stores?

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2015 at 09:11 PM ET |

Do you remember that rumor report about a Chewbacca standee with photo opportunities? We are now hearing multiple reports that this will be a light up Chewbacca. We're not so sure what that means, but supposedly TARGET stores hosting midnight madness will definitely have this.

Multiple TARGET Clearance Reports Coming In To Us!

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2015 at 09:07 PM ET |

We have THREE (3) separate TARGET reports from Jcc2224, Gary H. and Logan S and we posted them all for your to read. TARGET is getting rid of the old to make room for the new. Reports from TVC stuff to Rebels stuff all on sale. Click through for more!

New Force Friday LEGO Products Listed On A Site In Denmark

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2015 at 08:51 PM ET |

A site in Denmark lists new LEGO products. There are no pictures, but check out what was posted RIGHT HERE. Special thanks to Swedish JTA reader and friend Mats for the info! We also have a report from JTA reader Jamie who sends a list her found at brickset.com which reveals even more information!

The Black Series 3.75" Figures Revealed In Walmart FF Plan-O-Gram!

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2015 at 01:46 PM ET |

Our last rumor report explained more info was coming. And now the best has apparently been saved for last! With huge props to our friends at Yakface.com, the adult collector can hopefully rest easy knowing that Hasbro will be offering 3.75" The Black Series in the new The Force Awakens plan-o-gram! Check out their report!

Review: ARC Clone Trooper: Fives (Phase II Armor) - 1:6 Scale Figure

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2015 at 12:25 AM ET |

And here is the other half of this ARC trooper duo. ARC Clone Trooper: Fives (Phase II Armor) is another gorgeous release from Sideshow Collectibles. See this figure in full glory 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.

ARC Clone Trooper: Fives (Phase II Armor)

Visual Guide Update - Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise) (#09) - TBS

Posted by Chuck | August 05, 2015 at 09:14 PM ET |

Our next Visual Guide update features Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise) (#09) from The Black Series [Phase II] six inch line. Click below to check out our fully detailed Visual Guide. Our review is also available for this figure right here.

Han Solo (#09) - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase II]

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 05, 2015 at 07:26 PM ET |

Get all of the latest pre-orders and new arrivals for Star Wars and more with the Big Bad Toy Store newsletter!

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Meijers Stores Begin Teasing Force Friday!

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2015 at 06:53 PM ET |

JTA reader Damian V. sends us a couple of photos of what Meijers stores are looking like at the moment. It appears everyone is gearing up for Force Friday!

    

Force Friday Street Dated Boxes Arriving To Brick And Mortar!

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2015 at 05:17 PM ET |

Look what we found! Star Wars product is beginning to arrive at stores like TARGET and Walmart. Keep your eyes peeled for leaks everyone!

OK, this is meant to be a mindless "fun" article. This started out in another comment thread, but we think it would make great front page banter. When the THX versions of the Star Wars films were released on VHS, Lucasfilm did something special with the covers: assigning one character to "represent" the film. Now with the release of the Steelbook Blu-ray versions, history is once again repeating itself. We want to know who you think best deserves to represent Episode I through Episode VI on the cover of their respective media releases. Some choices are simple, but some are much more difficult. Feel free to list your own choices in our comments!

Click through to check out this amazing dogfight footage from the upcoming Battlefront game!

Hasbro Force Friday Countdown Calendar Hits eBay

Posted by Chuck | August 05, 2015 at 02:10 PM ET |

Want to get your hands on the uber-cool Force Friday Countdown calendar? Check out this auction, where it (finally) has made its way to eBay. This might be the first instance of this calendar being available! Definitely worth keeping an eye on... and hey, it features some photography from JTA in it so it's a MUST-have!

New Star Wars Saga Steelbooks Coming To Blu-ray

Posted by Chuck | August 05, 2015 at 11:08 AM ET |

The Star Wars Saga gets another Blu-ray release this November, this time as steelbooks. Click through for the full story at the Official Site. While the cover art looks fantastically done, where are all of the heroes? It's a bad-guy feast on 5 of the 6 steelbook covers! Pre-orders start on August 7...

Review: Sio Bibble - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2015 at 08:32 AM ET |

It's believed that Sio Bibble is one of the rarest modern figures of all time. But whether that is accurate or not, there is no doubt that this action figure was more of a myth in 2000 than an actually existing action figure. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Sio Bibble

Visual Guide Update - Luke Skywalker (#12) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | August 04, 2015 at 10:20 PM ET |

Luke Skywalker (#12) in his stormtrooper disguise is a great likeness and a great figure to add to the six inch collection. He's even a little short for a stormtrooper! Check out the full Visual Guide below, and read our full Research Droids Review right here.

Luke Skywalker (#12) - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase II]

Force Friday Through The End Of 2015: More TFA Rumors

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2015 at 07:03 PM ET |

More and more information on Force Friday and The Force Awakens line continues to spill. Since everything surrounding it has been clamped shut, JTA has sent its spies throughout the galaxy to cull as much information as possible for our readers. And we have succeeded in "stealing more plans" for this momentous event. PLEASE NOTE: spoilers MAY apply here. Please be forewarned. As always, take everything with a grain of salt until confirmed by Hasbro. Blah, blah, blah. Click through for details! (By the way, check out THESE IMAGES before the Disney cease and desist goes out.)

The Vintage Collection Deals On Amazon.com

Posted by Chuck | August 04, 2015 at 05:54 PM ET |

If you are still looking for The Vintage Collection deals make sure you check out Amazon.com. You can still find some decent prices on TVC, even as prices keep going up for this highly popular line! Click through to see what they still have to offer!

UK Disney Stores Significantly Discount Rebels Products!

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2015 at 04:52 PM ET |

JTA UK reader Jay sends us a report that his local Disney store there is significantly reducing Rebels Saga Legends and Mission Series figures. Click through for his report!

    

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys is running a fabulous sale on The Black Series 3.75" and 6" figures. Click through to see the bargains! 3.75" figures as low as $8.99 and 6" figures as low as an unbelievable $14.99! Check them out!

TRU Announces Worldwide Midnight Opening For Force Friday

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2015 at 12:27 PM ET |

WAYNE, NJ (August 4, 2015) – Toys“R”Us® is going into hyperdrive and preparing an out-of-this-galaxy, global celebration for the upcoming debut of toys based on the next chapter of the Star Wars™ Saga at 12:01am on Force Friday, September 4. Counting down to the highly anticipated toy launch and this fall’s new theatrical release, Toys“R”Us stores worldwide and Toysrus.com have transformed into Destination: Star Wars, every fan’s retail source for The Force with hundreds of new products, including those only available at Toys“R”Us. On Force Friday, Toys“R”Us stores around the globe will open their doors for special midnight opening festivities, providing customers of all ages the opportunity to be among the first to purchase must-have merchandise, receive exclusive giveaways and immerse themselves in all things Star Wars. The company’s international flagship store, Toys“R”Us Times Square in New York City, will host a historic Star Wars toy exhibition leading up to the grandest midnight opening celebration of all, welcoming legions of eager fans with costumed characters, signing events, giveaways and more all day on Thursday, September 3. (more....)

Review: Captain Tarpals - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2015 at 11:01 AM ET |

The Episode I Captain Tarpals figure is stunning. It's another figure that just won't age (aside from articulation issues). 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.

Captain Tarpals

Visual Guide Update - The Emperor (#11) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | August 03, 2015 at 09:35 PM ET |

Tonight we add the six inch version of The Emperor (#11) to The Black Series [Phase II] Visual Guides. Click below for our fully detailed guide page. Our full review of this figure is also available right here.

The Emperor (#11) - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase II]

The Clone Wars And Rebels Best Star Wars Material In Last 30 Years?

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2015 at 11:57 AM ET |

This discussion has really taken off and been shared multiple times on our Facebook page, so we thought we'd bring it to the JTA front page. It's likely to cause heated debates and discussions, so please remember to be respectful to others and agree to disagree before the nastiness comes out! Sure to be controversial on so many levels, an author at Tech Times has asserted that The Clone Wars and Rebels are the best Star Wars material in 30 years. Your thoughts?

Review: Captain Panaka - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2015 at 08:56 AM ET |

What an awesome likeness to the onscreen character the Episode I Captain Panaka action figure is. Too bad he was largely ignored. 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.

Captain Panaka

Found! TBS 3.75" Wave 7 And Wave 8 In Large Quantities!

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2015 at 08:53 AM ET |

Happy and eager JTA reader Justin M. sends us an awesome store report! You have heard this news already, but look at this massive find of action figure goodness Justin located. This is very similar to what we would find about 5 years ago all the time. Click through to read his report! It's amazing this quantity of waves 7 and 8 are hitting brick and mortar in these numbers!

Review: Jar Jar Binks (Naboo Swamp) - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2015 at 12:40 AM ET |

There are multiple ways to describe the Jar Jar Binks (Naboo Swamp) action figure: the best Jar Jar of the Episode I line. Unexpected. Novel. There are more ways to describe it too. This is a figure that you probably need for your collection even today. Let's check it out together in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Jar Jar Binks (Naboo Swamp)

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles - TVC Restock

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2015 at 09:13 PM ET |

JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles has just restocked with a few The Vintage Collection figures. Check them out. Don't forget! They will be at the NJ Collectors Con in Cherry Hill, NJ tomorrow. JTA will be there tomorrow too giving out our SWCA exclusive Kenner Vintage Carded Figures poster!

New Aisle Displays Arriving At Walmart

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2015 at 07:52 PM ET |

New store displays are arriving at Walmart. And some new products like these die cast figures are arriving as well. It seems retail has started first steps preparing for Force Friday. Click the thumbnail below to see the image up close. Special thanks to good friend Chris S. for the image.

Jabba's Rancor Pit Back In Stock At ToysRUs.com!

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2015 at 06:05 PM ET |

Hopefully our review has cajoled you into buying the Toys R Us exclusive Jabba's Rancor Pit multipack, but if you still need this awesome exclusive it is currently in stock at ToysR Us.com. Thanks to all who wrote in alerting us to this news.

Congratulations And Thank You, Adam Pawlus!

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2015 at 04:06 PM ET |

Although we often share different opinions from one another, I wanted to take a moment and honor the massive body of work by colleague Adam Pawlus. He has added more to the Star Wars collecting community than perhaps you realize. Not only is this the 20 year anniversary of The Power Of The Force "2" line, this month also celebrates 20 years of Adam's contributions to Star Wars fans... while he was a youngster. Without him, many people on the fan sites you currently read wouldn't be here, me included. Thank you Adam for the tremendous and selfless additions you have made to the hobby. Read about his rich history (as well as getting death threats) by clicking through.

Review: Queen Amidala (Coruscant) - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2015 at 09:34 AM ET |

As we prepare for the Force Friday event in about a month, let's begin this month with revisiting the line that celebrated an all-new Star Wars film in the modern era of collecting. The year was 1999. Let's begin our look at the hugely successful Episode I line. We start with the beautiful Queen Amidala (Coruscant) figure. She looks great even today. 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.

Queen Amidala (Coruscant)

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