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August 2009

Star Wars Action News - Episode 210

Posted by Chuck | August 31, 2009 at 09:23 PM EDT |

For over four years, Star Wars Action News has been bringing you the reports of what toys are showing up at Wal Marts, Targets, and other nationwide chains. But as any collector knows, sometimes the best finds aren't at your local stores, which is why this week Marjorie and Arnie go looking for toys old and new in some unusual locations, including a number of antique stores, a toy show, and a flea market. They discuss all the types of items you might find at these places. Listen and you might be inspired to go on a Star Wars toy scavenger hunt of your own!

Review: 100th Entry - Clone Turbo Tank - TCW

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2009 at 12:01 AM EDT |

Please join us in celebrating our 100th Research Droids Reviews entry today! We happily have been doing this every day since May 24, 2009 and we don't see an end in sight. Once again, we can't thank you enough for your interest in this column. Your particpation is phenomenal and we couldn't do it without you. Be sure to check out our big 100th entry (and our older reviews if you missed any)! Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

JTA 100th Research Droids Reviews Winner!

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2009 at 11:59 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives congratulates reader Cory Voyek of Alden, IA as the winner of the 100th Research Droids Reviews Contest! Cory won the very hard to find WAL*MART exclusive "Lucky Lekku" Republic Gunship in addition to the TRU exclusive Holographic General Grievous figure. The answers to the small quiz are as follows: 1. b, 2. a, 3. d. Thanks to all of you out there who participated. It was a very successful event! Be sure to check our daily entry into the Research Droids Reviews archive but especially check out our 100th entry!

Labor Day Sale Starting At Gentle Giant, Ltd.

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2009 at 10:27 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. is having a Labor Day sale. The discounts will be in effect through the end of September. Most stuff is 50% off. Click through for all of the details.

Galactic Hunter Has First Images Of Wedge X-wing!

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2009 at 08:01 PM EDT |

Adam Pawlus from GalacticHunter.com has gotten his hands on the new TARGET exclusive X-wing Fighter with wedge Antilles. Jump on over to the site and check out his amazing photos!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 30, 2009 at 07:19 PM EDT |

Brian's Toys has The Clone Wars wave 3 & 4 in stock right now! You can also find all the latest from The Legacy Collection, Gentle Giant, vintage collecting, and more! Check it all out in this weeks newsletter!.

Brian's Toys

Review: Disturbance In The Force - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2009 at 01:05 AM EDT |

We are one review away from the big 100th entry reveal tomorrow! What do you think it will be? As you ponder, check out today's Research Droids Reviews which considers how good the 2008 San Diego Comic Con exclusive is. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Disturbance In The Force

TARGET Exclusive Geonosis Packs In Stock At Toy Palace

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2009 at 04:56 PM EDT |

The TARGET exclusive Geonosis two packs are in stock at Toy Palace. They have posted a cool picture of them so be sure to check it out!

TARGET Geonosis 2 Packs

Review: R7-T1 - TLC - Build A Droid

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2009 at 02:36 PM EDT |

Every now and again, Hasbro chooses some weird characters from Expanded Universe sources. And what makes things even more bizarre is when these characters don't have a visual reference and we have to take Hasbro's word. Research Droids Reviews looks at a Build A Droid that fits this bill. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

R7-T1 (Build A Droid)

100th Research Droids Reviews Contest Ending Soon!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2009 at 12:18 PM EDT |

Thank you for the amazing number of entries we have received so far for our 100th Research Droids Review contest. If you still want to enter, there is some time left, but act fast. Please follow the directions on how to enter here. You only have today, Saturday, and Sunday (until 9 PM EDT) to go before we pull the lucky winner! Good luck to everyone and thank you again for your interest and support of this column! Access to our Research Droids Reviews database can be found here.

Gentle Giant, Ltd. Treating PGMs Like Gold!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2009 at 05:56 AM EDT |

It is really starting to look like there are some impressive benefits and privileges to being a Premier Guild Member at Gentle Giant, Ltd. They have cleaned out their warehouse and come across some real gems, including many low edition numbers. Some rarities include the Clone Trooper Pilot mini bust, Salacious Crumb mini bust among many others. Click through for all of the details.

Review: Mon Calamari Warrior - TLC - BD 14

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2009 at 05:41 AM EDT |

Collectors love characters from the original Clone Wars microseries, especially if they have an OT familiarity about them. Today's entry of Research Droids Reviews looks at a species we have seen before but in a different light. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Sponsor Announcement: Saber Stand Force FX Stands

Posted by Chuck | August 27, 2009 at 09:36 PM EDT |

Having problems with warping Force FX Lightsaber blades? If you want to prevent this, then you MUST display them vertically! Stop by Saber-Stand.com and check out their elegant vertical display solution. And, if you want more information on what JTA thinks, check out our full review of their unique (and impressive) stand right here!

Force FX Lightsaber Stand   Force FX Lightsaber Stand

Found! Vulture's Claw And Geonosis Assault Battle Packs!

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2009 at 06:24 PM EDT |

We have found two new Battle Packs today at Toys R Us. They have reset the front of their stores and added some new product. Gone is GI Joe and in its place, Season 2 of The Clone Wars! Available in fair quantity were both Ambush On The Vulture's Claw and Geonosis Assault. What is interesting about the latter is that is labeled as part of The Clone Wars collection and not The Legacy Collection (based on Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones). Per Hasbro, only the animated figures would be branded with The Clone Wars logos, so this is clearly an error on their part. Otherwise, this set would have included two Oddball action figures. (We are sticking this set in the The Legacy Collection.) Click through to check out boxed photos of both! If you see this in the wild, pick it up! We've been told multiple times that it won't be around for long!

The Latest "Ask Sideshow" Segment Posted!

Posted by Chuck | August 27, 2009 at 03:55 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has just released their latest Q&A, with a few Star Wars tidbits revealed... including the fact that a 12" Count Dooku, Yoda, and ROTJ Darth Vader WILL eventually be made... and that one of them is in in developement right now! Get all the answers right here!

Ask Sideshow

Sponser Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Bryan | August 27, 2009 at 03:16 PM EDT |

Hi! - Here is a quick update from www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals and another big round of preorders!

Gentle Giant Visual Guide & Checklist Update

Posted by Chuck | August 27, 2009 at 03:09 PM EDT |

Today we've updated the Gentle Giant Visual Guide to include everything learned through SDCC. And, for those on the hunt for a little order in their life, we've fully updated the Gentle Giant Checklist. Be sure to download this easy-to-follow guide to all of Gentle Giant's products!

Gentle Giant Visual Guide

Autograph Bounty Hunter Newsletter 7.35

Posted by Bryan | August 27, 2009 at 02:23 PM EDT |

Happy 7th Birthday to The Bounty Hunter! Launched on August 26th, 2002, Autograph Bounty Hunter has been providing excellent products and outstanding service for 7 years now! To celebrate this milestone ABH will soon be launching a new Sith Signing containing some very high profile vintage items including Ford, Guiness, Hamill, and even the man himself, George Lucas! Stay tuned because this is going to be HUGE! Also be sure to check out the Bounty Hunter Update 7.35 for the latest signing news!

Review: IG Lancer Droid - TLC - BD 13

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2009 at 08:38 AM EDT |

The original Clone Wars microseries has made an indelible mark on the hearts of collectors. Even if you are not an EU fan, you can't deny just how awesome this vision is. Today's Research Droids Reviews reviews a droid from a scene that created new interpretations of a few of our old favorites in new outfits and altogether new characters. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Legacy Collection (Red Phase) Visual Guide Update

Posted by Chuck | August 26, 2009 at 08:19 PM EDT |

Stop by our Legacy Collection Visual Guide to check out a full listing of the upcoming red phase toys! We've completely updated the guide based on what we learned from SDCC and what we've seen in stores. We'll continue to update the guide as new information appears. As you know with new lines... "always in motion is the future"...

Legacy Collection Visual Guide

Jedi Temple Archives Joins Facebook! Add Us!

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2009 at 01:06 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives has joined Facebook (and slowly developing our page)! Check us out here. Check out all of our exciting updates on Facebook (and be sure to add yourself as one of our fans)!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2009 at 01:02 PM EDT |

Here is our Wednesday recap of the past week's Research Droids Reviews in an effort to let you know which Star Wars products have been added to our database. In case you may have missed any, simply click on each thumbnail below to take you directly to that specific review!

    

    

Review: Count Dooku (Holographic Transmission) - BD 21

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2009 at 10:09 AM EDT |

Does a crystal blue action figure offer that much? Well, in the articulation department, it does if it isn't hyper-articulated, because we think less is more here. Today's Research Droids Reviews takes a look at our first holographic figure released in The Legacy Collection. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Turbo Tanks At TARGET.com Sold Out!

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2009 at 09:44 AM EDT |

The Clone Turbo Tanks at TARGET.com are now sold out! Congratulations to those of you who were able to secure one or two or three at this unbelievably discounted price! Keep checking back periodically, you never know if they might find a couple floating around and put them back up.

Star Wars Action News - Episode 209

Posted by Chuck | August 25, 2009 at 10:33 PM EDT |

Vintage collecting is a niche that is often overlooked. With Hasbro bringing out well over 100 figures each year between carded, battle packs, and Clone Wars, it is all too easy to forget about the toys of yesteryear, that so many of us Star Wars fans played with growing up. But for Star Wars Action News, the time for vintage was now as a seemingly once in a lifetime vintage buy was had. What did they get? How much did they pay? Listen to this week's Star Wars Action News to find out!

TARGET.com Discounted Turbo Tanks Shipping Out!

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2009 at 10:04 PM EDT |

For those of you who took advantage of the incredible deal at TARGET.com yesterday, you will be happy to know that they are starting to get shipped out. See image below for proof of the final cost! As of this posting, it is still in stock (unbelievably) so you can still get a good deal. Click here for all the steps to ensure yours gets discounted as low as possible! We have been told one of the promotion codes is only good until August 29th, so act fast!

First Look! Gentle Giant, Ltd. AT-AT Driver Mini Bust !

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2009 at 07:06 PM EDT |

The AT-AT Driver mini bust has come and gone and has since been nearly impossible to locate. (And distributor warehouses have run dry of this product as well.) With a limited run of only 2500 pieces made, it is clear that Gentle Giant, Ltd. is significantly scaling back on production numbers. We have even heard that the upcoming mini busts are averaging as low as 1000 pieces each. It is a good time to reassess where you stand as a collector of Gentle Giant, Ltd. products, in order to get these marvelous collectibles into your home. We may need to return to the days of pre-ordering everything just to assure the opportunity to even purchase them! Keep checking back here as we will be keeping watch for these to see if they become more readily available again. And let us know if you find them in stock! Click through to check out this cool bust!

Visual Guide Update - Gentle Giant Concept Boba Fett MB

Posted by Chuck | August 25, 2009 at 11:53 AM EDT |

SDCC is finished, and one of the coolest exclusives to come out of San Diego was a McQuarrie Concept Mini Bust from Gentle Giant! Let's hope this isn't the last concept Mini Bust they do! You can check out all the details in our Enhanced Visual Guide below!

Review: Clone Trooper (Senate Security) - 2008 Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2009 at 09:41 AM EDT |

In a hobby where many things age terribly, what makes some things appear like they were dipped in the Fountain Of Youth? Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at a figure that looks a whole lot better now than he did when he was first released and ponders this very question! Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

First Look! 12 Inch Admiral Piett (Imperial Officer: Executor)

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2009 at 06:44 PM EDT |

Our Admiral Piett (Imperial Officer: Executor) Sideshow Collectibles 12" figure was at our doorsteps when we got home from work today so for your viewing pleasure, we have snapped some quick shots for you to peruse. We were very surprised to find out that his uniform (fabric and plastic cap) has been changed to an army green (when all other photos have shown it a gray) color. We need to do more research to see how accurate this is, but while we do, check out the brand new photos and click through. We believe his likeness will impress you as much as it did us too.

First Look! (A Bit Late) TIE Fighter Pilot Mini Bust Variant!

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2009 at 06:39 PM EDT |

We thank our secret sources who have given us the opportunity to get our hands on a variant TIE Fighter Pilot mini bust from Gentle Giant, Ltd. This extremely limited bust (700 pieces) is rarer than the Blackhole Stormtrooper and Clone Trooper Lieutenant mini busts. If you see this anywhere, grab it immediately. In the meantime, click through and check out some cool photos of this impressive piece!

Turbo Tank Available For Under $65 At TARGET.com!

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2009 at 12:42 PM EDT |

Get the new Turbo Tank for under $65 (AND FREE SHIPPING TOO)!!! Head over to TARGET.com to place your order for the Hasbro Turbo Tank vehicle. The item gets automatically reduced (thanks to a Hasbro toy promotion) once you are at the "Place Order" screen, but also put in code 4MMHDHBE at the checkout screen to get another 10% off. With all the said discounts, the $99.99 beast is available for a very low $63.59 (based on PA 6% sales tax - your area may vary). Special thanks to Sandtroopers.com for apprising everyone of this awesome deal!

Review: Hoth Recon Patrol - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2009 at 10:06 AM EDT |

What a joy it is to get a set with multiple figures in it that are unique and special in their own way. And if one of them is just plain brand new, well, it makes it all that much more special. Today's Research Droids Reviews takes a look at a very excellent Battle Packs set which was also one of the first released in The Legacy Collection. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Research Droids Reviews – 100th Review Contest!

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2009 at 12:00 AM EDT |

We can’t believe it ourselves, but Jedi Temple Archives is already gearing up to celebrate our 100th Review in our Research Droids Reviews archives on August 31, 2009. First and foremost we want to thank you our loyal readers for your incredible support for this very popular segment. The thousands of hits we receive continually amazes us and keeps us going strong with this labor of love. Starting this week and leading up to the celebration of this 'anniversary' we are running a small contest which will have one grand prize that will include two items: the very hard to find The Clone Wars WAL*MART exclusive “Lucky Lekku” Republic Gunship* and the TRU exclusive Holographic General Grievous*. Read through for what you have to do to take a stab at this very cool prize!

Hasbro Fans' Choice FINAL Results

Posted by Chuck | August 23, 2009 at 04:41 PM EDT |

Our polls are closed and the order of our final 30 have been decided. Did yours rank high? Check our final results to see!

Found! Kmart Exclusive Clone Trooper Squad Boxed Set!

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2009 at 04:39 PM EDT |

The kmart exclusive Clone Trooper Squad has been found at stores. While nothing new is contained within the boxed set, we have to admit that the combination of figures mixed with very cool and new streamlined packaging makes this a pretty darn cool exclusive. Click through to see front and back box images.

Found! TCW Corporate Alliance Tank Droid!

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2009 at 04:31 PM EDT |

It has been elusive for a while now, but the Corporate Alliance Tank Droid has started making repeat appearances at retail this weekend. If you see it, pick it up. It is either very hot or very short shipped. Click through to see front and back box images.

Review: Breha Organa - TLC - BD 27

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2009 at 11:38 AM EDT |

We really aren't happy to give a bad review for an action figure who is Princess Leia's adopted mother, but today's Research Droids Reviews unfortunately does just that. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 22, 2009 at 03:25 PM EDT |

Check out Brian's Toys for the latest Star Wars toys, including SDCC Stormtrooper Commander, new Disney figures, and ARC-170, all of which are in stock. Plus, you can preorder the latest Clone Wars figures! It's all in the latest newsletter!.

Brian's Toys

Review: Bail Organa - TLC - BD 26

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2009 at 03:05 PM EDT |

Another underrated action figure gets entered into our Research Droids Reviews today and you may or may not know that you can get him with and without a sun tan. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 22, 2009 at 08:18 AM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another great round of new preorders and more new arrivals.  Don't forget to check out our current sales as well!

JTA's Hasbro Q&A Roundup - Session #75

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2009 at 11:36 AM EDT |

Check out the latest news, direct from Hasbro in our Q & A Roundup Report. Click here to read all the questions and answers not just from JTA, but from around the online Star Wars collecting community! The roundup is constantly updated as more and more sites file their Q&A sessions, but you can read it ALL right here!

Review: Stass Allie - TLC - BD 23

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2009 at 05:19 AM EDT |

We boldly claim that the figure in today's Research Droids Reviews is perhaps the most underrated in The Legacy Collection. Are you one that may be in agreement too? Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #75

Posted by Chuck | August 20, 2009 at 05:03 PM EDT |

Hasbro has another round of answers to your burning questions, including word directly from the horse's mouth concerning those 'mystery' Indiana Jones figures that showed up right before Comic-Con. Click through for the latest Hasbro Q&A!


Review: MB-RA-7 - TLC - Droid Factory Pack-In

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2009 at 09:17 AM EDT |

To fully understand MB-RA-7 is to be fully confused. Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at a great Build A Droid figure, but wonders why he is not called something else. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Jedi Temple Archives Joins Facebook! Add Us!

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2009 at 10:32 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives has joined Facebook (and slowly developing our page)! Check us out here. Check out all of our exciting updates on Facebook (and be sure to add yourself as one of our fans)!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2009 at 10:26 AM EDT |

Here is our Wednesday recap of the past week's Research Droids Reviews in an effort to let you know which Star Wars products have been added to our database. In case you may have missed any, simply click on each thumbnail below to take you directly to that specific review!

    

     

Review: Yuuzhan Vong/Kyle Katarn - LC - Comic Packs (3)

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2009 at 04:20 AM EDT |

Do you remember the time when it was a big deal to get EU figures? (We mean a time when they weren't released more frequently than movie-based figures.) But 2009 is turning out to be another year for the EU action figures (and massively sized ones). Today's Research Droids Reviews checks out one of these "much-bigger-than-average" action figures, part of a two figure Comic Packs set. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Star Wars Action News - Episode 208

Posted by Chuck | August 18, 2009 at 01:14 PM EDT |

We've talked about collecting figures, busts, statues, bookmarks, candy, and Band-Aids. But this week on Star Wars Action News, we begin a look at a new type of collecting--the collecting of digital fan audio. Do you download all the episodes of Star Wars Action News and keep them on your hard drive? Have you sought out the exclusive movie commentaries they have released, or the special music CD they gave out at Celebration 4? If so, then you are already a digital collector. This week, Nathan P. Butler talks about collecting another type of fan audio--the fan audio drama, which is where Star Wars fan fiction meets old timey radio productions...

Official Site Posts TCW Season 2 Teaser Trailer!

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2009 at 10:16 AM EDT |

The Official Site has just posted an awesome new trailer for the Cartoon Network's Fall season of The Clone Wars! Check out the familiar silhouettes to see just who of your favorite bounty hunters will be making cameo appearances!

Review: R4-J1 - TLC - Droid Factory Pack-In

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2009 at 09:19 AM EDT |

It's Build A Droid galore in the Research Droids Reviews this week! We madly rave about the second R4 unit we got just over a year ago and wonder if more are on the way. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Hasbro's Fan Choice Poll - RANK THE CANDIDATES!

Posted by Nick | August 18, 2009 at 04:12 AM EDT |

The first phase of voting for JTA's Hasbro Fan Choice Figure poll is now complete! You've cast your votes and let us know what characters you want. And we've tallied the results and posted them in our forums. So who are the candidates?

Submit your Choices!

TLC Hoth Rebel Trooper (BD 42) Variant Update!

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2009 at 07:16 PM EDT |

The awesome folks at Han's Hideout received confirmation from Hasbro regarding the running change variant TLC Hoth Rebel Trooper (BD 42) which was first reported here at Jedi Temple Archives. Click through to see the answer!

Attakus Probe Droid Nearing Release!

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2009 at 01:04 PM EDT |

Attakus sent us an image showing off their very cool Probe Sroid statue. We will post additional pictures for you as we get them, but in the meantime, know that it is finally coming and it is an impressive piece!

Review: Boba Fett/BL-17 - LC - Droid Factory (3 of 5)

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2009 at 09:18 AM EDT |

Droids, one of the first expanded universe sources and part of the vintage era of figures, received its long overdue acknowledgement in the modern line with the recently released Droid Factory two packs. Today's Research Droids Reviews takes a keen look at this wonderful set and ponders if additional characters from the 80s cartoon will see the light of day! Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

The Great Star Wars Fan Poll!

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2009 at 05:56 PM EDT |

Wizard Universe has opened up their Toy Far poll online. Be sure to head on over to vote for your Hasbro Star Wars action figure! But you may not know that you can also vote for your favorite Diamond Select's Ultimate Quarter Scale (UQS) figure too. And for those of you interested, Boba Fett is one of the choices! Check it out!

General Grievous Enhanced! Soft-Goods Go A Long Way!

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2009 at 05:21 PM EDT |

Are you curious to see how awesome the cloth cape from the General Grievous/CB-3D Droid Factory set looks on the TLC General Grievous (BD 25) figure? Well, click through and check it out! It looks fantastic!

Visual Guide Update - TCW R3-S6 (Goldie)

Posted by Chuck | August 16, 2009 at 08:16 AM EDT |

That pesky little droid Goldie makes its way into the Visual Guides as we close out Wave 4 from The Clone Wars.

Review: Anakin Skywalker/Cortosis Battle Droid - (2 of 5)

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2009 at 06:38 AM EDT |

The Droid Factory sets from WAL*MART are really pretty cool. Some are definitely weaker than others and Research Droids Reviews looks at one of the weaker ones today. While there is a cool storyline in this particular EU source, the figures don't really impress. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Visual Guide Update - TCW Magna Guard

Posted by Chuck | August 15, 2009 at 01:03 PM EDT |

The Magna Guard joins General Grievous in The Clone Wars Visual Guides...

WAL*MART Droid Factory Sets Hitting Profusely!

Posted by Paul | August 15, 2009 at 12:41 PM EDT |

On our toy runs this morning, we have found the new WAL*MART exclusive sets hot and heavy! (Well, not so much as hot and heavy as frequent and in much less numbers tham the first group with each store having only one or two complete sets). Looks like Hasbro didn't cry "Wolf!" with their claims that the 2009 series was produced in lower numbers. But only time will tell. Check your local store for these but in the meantime, check out our reviews on General Grievous/CB-3D, Darth Maul/I-5YQ, Corran Horn/R2 Whistler, and Dark Trooper Phase III to see if these will be worthy additions to your own collection! Click thumbnail below to see a family photo of the new Droid Factory packaged sets.

Visual Guide Update - TCW Clone Trooper (Space Gear)

Posted by Chuck | August 15, 2009 at 08:46 AM EDT |

Clone troopers are outfitted with additional gear when a battle calls for them to leave their ships and venture into the vacuum of space. Wearing specialized breathing equipment, they can move through space to board enemy ships for attack or seizure...

Review: Remote Control R5-X2 - TLC - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 15, 2009 at 06:05 AM EDT |

The remote control droids debutted in Japan but finally made their way across the seas and into American collectors' hands. This entry of Research Droids Reviews looks at one not entirely film authentic but nonetheless very good. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Visual Guide Update - TCW Padmé Amidala

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2009 at 09:47 PM EDT |

Next up for The Clone Wars is Padmé Amidala. Click below for the Enhanced Visual Guide...

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2009 at 09:35 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new preorders and more new arrivals - please take a look at the big list right here!

Visual Guide Update - TCW 212th Battalion Clone Trooper

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2009 at 05:05 PM EDT |

It's time to kick off another round of Guide updates. Today we start with The Clone Wars, wave 4! First up, it's the 212th Attack Battalion Clone Trooper, featuring a retooled helmet!

Sponsor Announcement: Past Generation Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2009 at 04:35 PM EDT |

Now that GI Joe Movie: Rise of Cobra and Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen have hit big screen it’s time to catch up on the missing action figures!  We have just listed a lot of preorders items for both, GI Joe and Transformers plus the 2009 Star Wars Clone Wars action figures.  We just received the newest and last assortment of the GI Joe 25th Anniversary vehicles, Arctic Cobra HISS, Cobra CLAW Glider and Joe Flak Cannon and the Cobra Stinger with Stinger Commander.  It’s all here and more at Past Generation Toys.

Past Generation Toys

Review: Darth Maul/I-5YQ - LC - Droid Factory (4 of 5)

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2009 at 08:58 AM EDT |

Darth Maul and a protocol droid? Yes indeed. Today's Research Droids Reviews takes a look at once such combination, but is it a match made in heaven? Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Sideshow Admiral Ackbar 1:1 Bust Edition Size Set!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2009 at 08:53 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has set their Admiral Ackbar life size 1:1 bust at a low 300 pieces! Get your pre-order in now!

Found! Red Phase Legacy Collection Comic Packs!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2009 at 06:49 PM EDT |

The new red phase Legacy Collection Comic Packs sets are hitting retail. Unfortunately, there are a lot of OLD repacked sets included in the case assortments, including the first ones like the Marvel Vader and Rebel Fleet Trooper? Really Hasbro? Is this a joke? But click through to see some of the better ones in the mix!

Droid Factory - The Ultimate Parts Guides!

Posted by Nick | August 13, 2009 at 06:32 PM EDT |

Hasbro's Droid Factory program has probably been one of the best received value added items in the history of the basic figure line. Hasbro has packed in droid parts that allow collectors to build droids as an added bonus for the purchase of Basic Figures. But how can you keep track of them? Read on!

Review: Corran Horn/R2 Whistler - LC - Droid Factory

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2009 at 05:50 AM EDT |

Random X-wing pilots and random astromechs go together like peanut butter and jelly. If we were to get endless combos of these two throughout the duration of the modern line, we would most likely remain a very happy and devoted collecting group of fans. Today's Research Droids Reviews reviews one such set that you won't find in the films, but instead can be found in multiple loaded appearances in various Expanded Universe sources. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Fan's Choice Figure Poll - UPDATE!

Posted by Nick | August 12, 2009 at 09:55 PM EDT |

When Hasbro revealed the details of the new Fan's Choice Figure Poll at San Diego Comic Con, they announced that ToyFare Magazine would be playing an integral role in the polling. Well, ToyFare issue #146 hit the stands today, and there's more news to be had on the Fan's Choice Figure Poll front!

TCW ARC-170 & Y-wing Fighter Hi-Resolution Images!

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2009 at 06:57 PM EDT |

Hasbro sends in some high resolution images of the newly released ARC-170 Fighter and the soon to be released Y-wing Fighter in the The Clone Wars line. Click through to check out the cool new images.

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2009 at 06:36 PM EDT |

Here is our Wednesday recap of the past week's Research Droids Reviews in an effort to let you know which Star Wars products have been added to our database. In case you may have missed any, simply click on each thumbnail below to take you directly to that specific review!

    

     

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report - Week of August 10, 2009

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2009 at 08:32 AM EDT |

Stop by our forums for our unique and informative Q&A Headline Report! Find out all the useful information from around the web that came out of this week's Q&A session!

JTA's Q&A Headline Report

Star Wars Action News - Episode 207

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2009 at 07:17 AM EDT |

This past weekend Chicago Comic Con (the convention formerly known as Wizard World Chicago) took place and if you were a Star Wars fan you should have been there. From a plethora of Star Wars action figures to the programming to the autograph opportunities, it was the best showing for Star Wars in some time. Star Wars Action News was there covering the event, and on this week's show you can listen as they recount meeting Clone Wars voice actor Tom Kane, asking questions to Billy Dee Williams in his panel, and kicking back at the Star Wars Action News dinner...

Review: Dark Trooper Phase III - LC - Droid Factory Pack-In

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2009 at 04:30 AM EDT |

What's black and white and red all over? Well, we're not exactly sure how this joke gets answered any more, but we do know what's dark gray and silver with red accents on its jetpack. It's the new Build A Droid figure exclusively available at WAL*MART! The massive Dark Trooper Phase III is finally here and Research Droids Reviews raves about him in today's entry! Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Jedi Temple Archives Joins Facebook! Add Us!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2009 at 08:59 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives has just joined Facebook (but we are just in our infancy stages)! Check us out here. Check out all of our exciting updates on Facebook (and be sure to add yourself as one of our fans)!

Hasbro Fans' Choice Votes - Send Your Lists Via E-mail!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2009 at 01:15 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives is now accepting your Fans' Choice Figure votes through e-mail. Send us your wishlists (10 figure choices each from the Original Trilogy, Prequel Trilogy, and Expanded Universe sources) to news@jeditemplearchives.com and we will include them in our final tally. Your opinion matters now more than ever, so get in your choices as soon as possible! You can also click the icon below to vote in our forums, but hurry, the deadline is August 22, 2009!

Visual Guide Update - TLC Saga Legends

Posted by Chuck | August 11, 2009 at 10:32 AM EDT |

We have a few more figures from the 2008 Saga Legends line. These Legends have been around before, and will probably be around again. Look for them in the new 2009 Legends as well!

  

Review: General Grievous/CB-3D - LC - Droid Factory (1 of 5)

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2009 at 05:00 AM EDT |

The new Droid Factory sets have just begin hitting WAL*MART stores across the country and they contain some really cool things. Today's entry of Research Droids Reviews looks at one of these two-packs that has an accessory for which we have been waiting an eternity! Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Jedi Temple Archives - The Holocron Report

Posted by Nick | August 10, 2009 at 10:48 PM EDT |

San Diego Comic Con has become as big of a news event for Hasbro's Star Wars line as the New York International Toy Fair. It gives us insights into what's coming up in the near term. And for those of us who are adept with the Jedi Mind Trick, a look at what's to come further on. So peer into the Holocron, and see what the future may behold!

JTA's Hasbro Q&A Roundup - Session #74

Posted by Nick | August 10, 2009 at 09:14 PM EDT |

Check out the latest news, direct from Hasbro in our Q & A Roundup Report. Click here to read all the questions and answers not just from JTA, but from around the online Star Wars collecting community! The roundup is constantly updated as more and more sites file their Q&A sessions, but you can read it ALL right here!

Visual Guide Update - TLC Saga Legends Clone Officers

Posted by Chuck | August 10, 2009 at 08:41 PM EDT |

Let's switch gears with our guide updates and bring you four figures from the Saga Legends line, the Clone Trooper Officers. These clones were all offered in the TAC Saga Legends line first, but originated as a troop builder set in 2005, with slight modifications since then.

  

  

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #74

Posted by Chuck | August 10, 2009 at 05:10 PM EDT |

Hasbro has finally sent in our lastest submitted questions from back in early July! Click here for all the details!

Visual Guide Update - TLC BAD #8: R2-L3

Posted by Chuck | August 10, 2009 at 11:53 AM EDT |

Closing out Wave 5 from The Legacy Collection is the 8th Build-a-Droid in the series: R2-L3. Click below for the Enhanced Visual Guide and the full parts catalog on how to build this astromech.

Review: Imperial Engineer (Star Wars: Battlefront II) - BD 22

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2009 at 10:12 AM EDT |

Repacks and repaints and reworks oh my! If you're a Star Wars collector, you know about the potential dangers of these inherently passive beasts! Research Droids Reviews looks at one based on a very popular sculpt but how is the final product? Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Visual Guide Update - TLC Trinto Duaba & Dice Ibegon

Posted by Chuck | August 09, 2009 at 03:27 PM EDT |

Here's the last two figures in one heck of a wave from The Legacy Collection! This two-pack brings to close a wave that was chock full of ugly aliens! Cantina diorama owners should be thrilled! Click below to check out Trinto Duaba & Dice Ibegon...

   

Review: Commander Fox - TCW - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 09, 2009 at 03:14 PM EDT |

When The Clone Wars toy line became available in the summer of 2008, we all expected a ton of exclusives mixed in with the new product. Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at a basic figure exclusive available only at TARGET. Is Commander Fox a clever addition to the line, or was it a sly attempt by Hasbro to sell us a bridge? Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Visual Guide Update - TLC Wioslea

Posted by Chuck | August 08, 2009 at 10:10 PM EDT |

Next up is Wioslea. Who? Oh yeah, THAT Wioslea. Don't try to steal from her used landspeeder lot, she's got eyes on the back of her head!

Evolutions For $5 Plus Change At TARGET!!!

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2009 at 05:25 PM EDT |

TARGET has blown out their remaining stock of Evolutions figures for a mere $5.44 each. This is 75% off the normal retail price and comes to less than $2.00 per figure! Check those end caps folks and let us know of your finds!

Visual Guide Update - TLC Pons Limbic AKA Brainiac

Posted by Chuck | August 08, 2009 at 03:00 PM EDT |

The A New Hope wave continues, this time featuring Brainiac, er, or is that Pons Limbic?

Review: Saleucami Trooper - TLC - BD 20

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2009 at 12:24 PM EDT |

What is the difference between Commander Neyo and a Saleucami Trooper? If you're Hasbro, then the answer is battle-damage markings. Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at one of Neyo's finest, but let us approse you that there isn't much difference between the two of them! Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Visual Guide Update - TLC Obi-Wan Kenobi

Posted by Chuck | August 07, 2009 at 12:25 PM EDT |

It's time to kick off the second half of The Legacy Collection wave 5. Click below for our Enhanced Visual Guide of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Also included is the parts catalog for the next Build-a-Droid: R2-L3.

Review: Chewbacca - LC - SL15

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2009 at 10:34 AM EDT |

When a figure gets sculpted with royal treatment, it may make the need for a future resculpt obsolete, but today's Research Droids Reviews checks out one such action figure and discovers that this may be a good thing. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Gentle Giant, Ltd. 2010 Sneak Peeks!! Cool Stuff Coming!

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2009 at 10:32 AM EDT |

Do you want to know what is on tap for 2010 at Gentle Giant, Ltd? Check out this super-exciting video showcasing preliminary designs of new products including Darth Revan, General Veers, Luke Skywalker (A New Hope) and Saesee Tiin (General - original Clone Wars) mini busts as well as some super cool statues including a Clone SCUBA Trooper and General Grievous! Check it all out here!

Review: Yaddle & Evan Piell - TLC - BD 19

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2009 at 05:23 PM EDT |

If it is possible to be a little short for a Stormtrooper, is it also possible to be a little short for a Jedi? Based on the figures in this installment of Research Droids Reviews the answer is a resounding "no". Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Found! Commander Ponds TRU Exclusive Figure!

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2009 at 04:28 PM EDT |

Commander Ponds is now available at Toys R Us - this is their exclusive figure for 2009! The figure retails for $9.99 at the moment, but we can all probably expect a FREE promotion to start soon (maybe as soon as this Sunday) for him. He has a pretty cool paint job, but unfortunately is snow white! Click through to check it out!

Found! TRU Exclusive TCW Commemorative Tin Set!

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2009 at 04:23 PM EDT |

Curious collector minds want to know more about all the cool exclusives coming out! We have found the TRU exclusive Commemorative Tin Collection set today. What is interesting about it? We are glad you asked! Hasbro has designed a BRAND NEW The Clone Wars specific tin. (We see multiple tin sets in our future to make this worthwhile to them!) Click through to check it out!

Sponsor Announcement: Past Generation Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 06, 2009 at 04:11 PM EDT |

Finally, your chance to see the GI Joe Movie: Rise of Cobra on the big screen is here and we have the action figures and vehicles you want! But don’t forget at all the other GI Joe lines! We also carry GI Joe 25th Anniversary, Venom vs. Valor, Sigma 6 or the 2005 DTC toys, as well!  Also, starting today we are running a special for a Limited Time on the MARS Troopers Figures - Single Preview Pack!  Finally, we just received the Assault on Cobra Island - GI Joe: 25th Anniversary Action Figure Set and the Defense on Cobra Island - GI Joe: 25th Anniversary Action Figure Set.  It’s all here and more at Past Generation Toys

Visual Guide Update - TLC BAD #7: R5-A2

Posted by Chuck | August 06, 2009 at 03:24 PM EDT |

It's time to wrap up the first half of The Legacy Collection wave 5 with the Build-A-Droid R5-A2. Click the guide below for details, including our unique parts catalog showing all the figures and all the parts to help build this droid!

Sideshow Pre-order: Obi-Wan vs. Darth Vader Diorama!

Posted by Chuck | August 06, 2009 at 01:00 PM EDT |

It's time to order the latest Sideshow Collectibles exclusive diorama: Obi-Wan vs. Darth Vader: The Circle is Now Complete. Click here to place your order for the exclusive version of this awesome diorama!

Sideshow Exclusive Obi-Wan vs. Darth Vader

Sponsor Announcement: Saber Stand Force FX Stands

Posted by Chuck | August 06, 2009 at 10:45 AM EDT |

If you are a collector of Force FX Lightsabers, then you owe it to yourself to check out Saber-Stand.com! Producing high quality vertical stands to elegantly display your stands is their business! Check out our full review of their unique stand right here, then buy one today!

Visual Guide Update - TLC Jawa & WED Treadwell Droid

Posted by Chuck | August 05, 2009 at 09:43 PM EDT |

Utinni! Our next pair of guides for today are a fantastic 2-pack, the Jawa & WED Treadwell Droid. Click below for all the details!

   

Summer Blow-out Sale at Entertainment Earth!

Posted by Chuck | August 05, 2009 at 09:34 PM EDT |

Entertainment Earth is having a pretty sweet clearance sale right now, with some items up to 80% off! You can find some pretty good markdowns on the Joker Squadron, Crimson Empire set, Kotobukiya Snowtrooper, and more! Stop by Entertainment Earth to check them out!

Visual Guide Update - TLC Spacetrooper

Posted by Chuck | August 05, 2009 at 05:17 PM EDT |

Specialized stormtroopers, dubbed “spacetroopers,” are deployed to Zero-G environments, such as areas outside the Death Star’s artificially generated atmosphere. They wear specially designed suits that have sealed armor and are equipped with rebreather packs.

Autograph Bounty Hunter Update 7.34

Posted by Chuck | August 05, 2009 at 04:17 PM EDT |

If you haven't visited my personal collection at www.jedimaster.be, you might want to consider doing that now. The collection has been updated with numerous new autographs in the last few weeks. The items were obtained at both the London Film and Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con and through private signings. I now have 870 different names and am aiming for 1000, so only 130 left to go! Also, check out the poster section, where I have just put up two new posters, including a Clone Wars poster signed by 12. Mesa proud!

Click through for the latest info from The Autograph Bounty Hunter!

Visual Guide Update - TLC Han Solo (Stormtrooper)

Posted by Chuck | August 05, 2009 at 01:25 PM EDT |

What good would Luke be without Han? Check out the next figure in our round of Enhanced Visual Guide updates from The Legacy Collection: Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise.

FACTS ... In The Making!

Posted by Joris | August 05, 2009 at 11:58 AM EDT |

You know the drill! As soon as SDCC falls off the calendar, FACTS -the biggest Convention in the BeNeLux for Fantasy, Anime, Comics, Toys & Space, is already looming at the horizon! So get prepped for another funky Con coverage here at JTA!
As very special guest this year the people from FACTS managed to snare some green power-muscle and no ... that wouldn't be Yoda in this case.
Check it all out at www.FACTS.be ...

FACTS 09

Visual Guide Update - TLC Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper)

Posted by Chuck | August 05, 2009 at 11:05 AM EDT |

We've got another round of Enhanced Visual Guides from The Legacy Collection. Kicking off wave 5 is a slightly retooled Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise). Don't forget, our Enhanced Visual Guides offer many guides embedded inside, including highly detailed carded images and our Droid Factory parts catalog, breaking down the craziness that is repackaged droid parts!

Wednesday Research Droids Review Recap

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2009 at 10:11 AM EDT |

Here is our Wednesday recap of the past week's Research Droids Reviews in an effort to let you know which Star Wars products have been added to our database. In case you may have missed any, simply click on each thumbnail below to take you directly to that specific review!

    

    

Review: Jodo Kast - TLC - BD 18

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2009 at 09:41 AM EDT |

We are serving up another figure for critique in today's Research Droids Reviews and the focus is on a Mandalorian. Is this Boba Fett's best rival? Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Found! New TCW Deluxe Figures! Two New Ones!

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2009 at 06:39 PM EDT |

We have just found the [next] newest wave of Deluxe figures in the refreshed The Clone Wars line look! Finds yesterday and today include 212th Battalion Clone Troopers And Backpacks in addition to Turbo Tank Support Squad. We are not exactly sure why Hasbro didn't just double the number of troopers in each of these sets and release another clone trooper filled Battle Packs set for $23.99 instead of two for only $15.99. Such is life. Collectors will be interested to know that although the battle-damage wash has NOT returned, Hasbro is opting for a more eggshell like color and it does wonders for the figures! Click through for a larger image!

Review: Commander Faie/Quinlan Vos - TLC - Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2009 at 10:22 AM EDT |

When the Expanded Universe tries extra hard to be seamless to the films, it makes that storyline that much more exciting. Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at a set of two figures from a great comic that worked very hard to tie itself into the films. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Star Wars Action News - Episode 206

Posted by Chuck | August 03, 2009 at 07:55 PM EDT |

2009's San Diego Comic Con is behind us but with so much product revealed from Museum Replicas, eFX, Sideshow, Hasbro, Gentle giant, Diamond, and others, it sometimes takes a while for it all to sink in.

Review: Han Solo - TLC - BD 31

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2009 at 08:58 AM EDT |

We look at Luke's sarcastic counterpart in Research Droids Reviews today. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

TLC/TCW BPs Hitting All-Time Low At Some WAL*MARTs

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2009 at 09:54 PM EDT |

Some WAL*MART stores have begun clearancing out their stock of Battle Packs, which is a bit confusing since there are a few more coming down the pike. But is may be worth your while to check out the stores and see if you can get the Jabba's Palace or Scramble On Yavin sets for a lower price! Also of note, older sets have been showing up at some WAL*MART locations including Clone Attack On Coruscant and Jedi Training On Dagobah and these were on clearance as well. These have shipped in much less quantity and have been harder to find.

New Products Hitting TARGET Hard!

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2009 at 09:34 PM EDT |

Make it a point to check out your local TARGET stores. Found today were many new products including the newest wave of Saga Legends (Luke X-wing, C-3PO, Han Solo (POTJ Bespin), and Chewbacca (Mynock Hunt), newest wave of Galactic Heroes (Echo and IG-86, new Kit Fisto & new Grievous, etc.), Transformers Crossovers, role-play, and a new The Clone Wars inspired large size remote control R2-D2!! Additionally, the massive Clone Turbo Tank ($99.99) and repainted ARC-170 ($64.99) were also in plentiful supply!

Review: Luke Skywalker - TLC - BD 30

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2009 at 04:19 PM EDT |

The main Rebel hero of the Star Wars saga is the center of attention in today's Research Droids Reviews although with this take, he was trying to blend in with the Empire's finest soldiers. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Found! Legacy Collection Saga Legends Wave 2!

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2009 at 02:46 PM EDT |

The next new wave Saga Legends figures have been found at both TARGET and Toys R Us this morning in Philadelphia. The bad news? Chewbacca may just be a figure you might want to pick up. He is based off of his appearance from The Empire Strikes Back Mynock Hunt scene and comes with a breath mask making him a "sort of" new figure. Additionally, his coloring looks a tad different too, but we will have to check our other samples before we confirm this. Han Solo looks like he belongs in a VH-1 "I Love The 2000's" episode and why this version of him was released in 2009 is beyond our comprehension. He looks nearly identical to the original. Both Plo Koon and Shock Trooper are straight repacks of the figures we've seen many times before. Click through to see the new photos!

Review: AT-TE Assault Squad - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2009 at 01:58 PM EDT |

Although we are now getting gypped with the inclusion of only four figures instead of five in their very popular Battle Packs sets, the one looked at in today's Research Droids Reviews almost makes you forget about this terribly flagrant act by Hasbro. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Brian's Toys Newsletter #525

Posted by Chuck | August 01, 2009 at 12:41 PM EDT |

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, perhaps the greatest Brian's Toys newsletter to date.  If words could even convey its greatness, such vocabulary would be banned because of their wondrous power.  It would be as if the Jedi Council would bow before you, claiming you to be their greatest Jedi Knight.  What lies on the following page is not mearly a list of products San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives or new Clone Wars pre-orders we have to sell, but a list of the best Star Wars, Transformers and G.I. Joe products accumlated over the past couple weeks.  If I have tickled your fancy enough, please click through to this page.

Brian's Toys


 
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