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September 2009

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2009 at 07:33 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!

Heavy Assault Super Battle Droid   General Grievous   Clone Trooper (With Space Gear)

Commando Droid   Anakin Skywalker   Anakin Skywalker (Space Suit)

Visual Guide Update - TCW Repacks

Posted by Chuck | September 30, 2009 at 07:04 PM EDT |

Hasbro has managed to create a Clone Wars Legends set of figures built right into the new Red Phase numbered cards. We've updated our guides with three of these today. Check them out below...

Clone Trooper with Space Gear  Anakin Skywalker

Obi-Wan Kenobi

eBay Spotlight - Halloween Part 3: Jedi vs. Sith

Posted by Chuck | September 30, 2009 at 02:05 PM EDT |

One more day until Halloween month! Time to get that costume ready now for all the parties and trick-or-treats! This time we are looking at everyones favorites: Jedi vs. Sith! All the parts you need to build that authentic costume, whether you like Jedi or Sith, can be found at fairly reasonable prices! Click below for a few samples of what you can find on eBay!

Jedi Robe  Jedi Belt and Accessories  Anakin Skywalker Tunic  Sith Robe

Visual Guide Update - TCW Commander Ponds

Posted by Chuck | September 30, 2009 at 08:42 AM EDT |

Clone Commander Ponds battles to liberate the Separatist-occupied world of Ryloth. The commander and Jedi General Mace Windu lead clone troopers in a fight to clear a way through battle droids to capture Lessu, the planet's capital city.

Commander Ponds

Review: Captain Argyus - TCW - CW31

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2009 at 02:20 AM EDT |

He's a big blue clone trooper/senate guard captain! Today's Research Droids Reviews takes a good look at one of the bluest figures we have seen in a long time. And while the blue is quite a bit off from the shade that appeared in the episode, but he is a cool figure nonetheless. Check it out and we hope you also enjoy our newly revised Research Droids Reviews archive, including re-edited reviews and new features! It's a work in progress so we appreciate your patience in advance! 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 Saga Legends SL19 Obi-Wan Kenobi!

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2009 at 06:48 PM EDT |

To our complete surprise, we came across a new Saga Legends figure today (SL19 Obi-Wan Kenobi) based on his appearance from Revenge Of The Sith. This figure was first available at retail as the basic figure Obi-Wan Kenobi 55 in 2005's ROTS line. Click through to check out the new images!

Visual Guide Update - TCW Clone Trooper Echo

Posted by Chuck | September 29, 2009 at 05:09 PM EDT |

After Echo's first battle with commando droids, Captain Rex marks the trooper's armor with the blood of a vicious creature that had attacked them; the bloody hand print is Rex's way of recognizing Echo's transition from a "shiny" to a seasoned warrior! Too bad all warriors in Hasbro's Universe are shiny, even Captain Rex! Click below for the Enhanced Visual Guide!

Clone Trooper Echo

Found! The Clone Wars Wave 4 (Eastern USA)

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2009 at 02:24 PM EDT |

The Clone Wars wave 4/5 (we are losing track) has been found in Walmart stores in the Philadelphia area. Keep you eyes peeled. While not in large quantities yet, these should be arriving in full force very shortly!

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - TCW - No. 2

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2009 at 09:48 AM EDT |

Obi-Wan Kenobi may be the most beloved Jedi to ever appear in Star Wars. So we are all thrilled to see him take part in yet another media event. Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at this incredible leader as he appears in the insanely popular The Clone Wars. Check it out and we hope you also enjoy our newly revised Research Droids Reviews archive, including re-edited reviews and new features! It's a work in progress so we appreciate your patience in advance! 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 Collectibles Teases Us With A Twi'lek

Posted by Chuck | September 29, 2009 at 07:08 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles is giving us a sneak peak of an upcoming Twi'lek. Speculation is already swarming on who this could be... and if it is a 12" or Premium Format figure. Check it out here!

Mystery Twi'lek

The Clone Wars Season Premieres With A Full Hour

Posted by Chuck | September 28, 2009 at 08:04 PM EDT |

This Friday The Clone Wars is back! Click here for information on this weeks two-part premiere: Holocron Heist & Cargo of Doom...

Birth Of Darth Vader Battle Packs Set - Check It Out!

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2009 at 05:57 PM EDT |

Entertainment Earth has posted an image of the Birth Of Darth Vader Battle Packs set. While we expected what the multipack would contain, we must say it is quite a beauty! Click thumbnail for the details!

Visual Guide Update - TCW Ahsoka Tano (Space Suit)

Posted by Chuck | September 28, 2009 at 05:07 PM EDT |

By now, Ahsoka is used to the bold ideas of her Jedi Master, Anakin Skywalker. When she and Anakin must board a Separatist ship but have no assault craft, Ahsoka knows "Skyguy" will come up with a plan. She soon finds herself being dropped through space in an AT-TE walker and onto the enemy frigate as droid fighters fire on them! Click below for our all new Enhanced Visual Guide! You can also read our review on this figure here.


Star Wars Action News - Episode 214

Posted by Chuck | September 28, 2009 at 04:58 PM EDT |

Week after week the hosts of Star Wars Action News talk about action figures, but something often overlooked is--where do you put the figures once you've opened them? While Hasbro is beyond reluctant to make modern-day playsets, there are options available. On this week's Star Wars Action News the vintage Action Figure Display Stand is reviewed, as well as its modern counterpart, the Action Figure Display Diorama.

Visual Guide Update - TCW Cad Bane

Posted by Chuck | September 28, 2009 at 04:05 PM EDT |

Cad Bane is hired by Darth Sidious to break into the Jedi Temple and steal a holocron containing the secret names of future Jedi. The resourceful and cunning bounty hunter carefully puts his plan in place using schematics of the temple, a techno-service droid and an unscrupulous shapeshifter. Check out this all new figure below! You can also read our review on this figure here.

Autograph Bounty Hunter Newsletter 8.02

Posted by Bryan | September 28, 2009 at 02:28 PM EDT |

Autograph Bounty Hunter stops by JTA with the Bounty Hunter Update 8.02! Mark announces that Tux Akindoyeni (Jedi Knight Agen Kolar in Revenge of the Sith) has agreed to sing for the Bounty Hunter! Take note that Collector's Fair Utrecht and FACTS have recently been added to the list of current signings at ABH, both with an exciting list of guests. Don't miss out on these great shows! Also, the Belgian Post has announced an increase of it's fees. Click here or get the latest updates at www.bountyhunter.be!

Review: Anakin Skywalker - TCW - No. 1

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

How well did the first The Clone Wars figure start of the basic action figure line? Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at this groundbreaking figure and contemplates its relevance. Check it out and we hope you also enjoy our newly revised Research Droids Reviews archive, including re-edited reviews and new features! It's a work in progress so we appreciate your patience in advance! 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 ARF Trooper

Posted by Chuck | September 27, 2009 at 07:27 PM EDT |

The ARF Trooper may sound like something from a canine unit, but these Advanced Reconnaissance Fighters often operate All-Terrain Recon Transport (AT-RT) walkers on scouting or combat operations. Riding atop these armed vehicles, ARF troopers can swiftly sweep through an area and cut down battle droids in their path. You can also read our review on this figure here.

eFX Newsletter September 2009, Part 2

Posted by Chuck | September 27, 2009 at 04:43 PM EDT |

The second half of eFX Collectibles September Newsletter is out. Click here for more information on the upcoming TIE Fighter, a Count Dooku stunt replica, and more!

eFX Collectibles Newsletter

Visual Guide Update - TCW Clone Trooper Denal

Posted by Chuck | September 27, 2009 at 09:40 AM EDT |

The more The Clone Wars line of figures continue, the more individual clones we are seeing. Check out Denal, part of a mission to destroy a Separatist listening post. He and the team use rocket packs to reach the post. The clone trooper battles deadly droids and, although injured, helps Captain Rex reach the reactors and plant thermal detonators. Click below for our Enhanced Visual Guide, and you can check out our review of this figure here.

Droid Factory Series 2 Makes Brief Return To Retail

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2009 at 06:52 AM EDT |

Still having difficulty finding the new WAL*MART exclusive Droid Factory sets? We have seen them make a small return appearance (and then instantly disappear) in a few stores around our area. So it looks like we may get a [brief] second opportunity to purchase them. Certainly a hot seller, it will be the only way (ever - per Hasbro) to get the coveted Dark Trooper Phase III Build A Droid figure. It looks like Hasbro was correct that this round was indeed produced in lower quantities. And be sure to check out the General Grievous/CB-3D, Anakin Skywalker/Cortosis Battle Droid, Boba Fett/BL-17, Darth Maul/I-5YQ, and Corran Horn/R2 Whistler reviews in our Research Droids Reviews archive.

Review: Anakins Skywalker - TCW - CW21

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2009 at 03:55 AM EDT |

Heroes in all-new outfits is another thing that is expected in the basic figure line. But what if that outfit doesn't look all that differently? Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at one such example. And actually, this Anakin Skywalker figure is so much more than he appears to be. Check it out and we hope you also enjoy our newly revised Research Droids Reviews archive, including re-edited reviews and new features! It's a work in progress so we appreciate your patience in advance! 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.

Anakin Skywalker (CW21)

Visual Guide Update - TCW Anakin Skywalker (Space Suit)

Posted by Chuck | September 26, 2009 at 06:10 PM EDT |

The Separatists have stolen a Jedi holocron containing the secret names of future Jedi. Anakin contrives a daring maneuver to board the Separatist frigate and retrieve the holocron. Skywalker, Ahsoka and a team of clone troopers drop through space on AT-TE walkers, land on the outside of the frigate and breach the ship! Check out all the details in the Enhanced Visual Guide below! You can also read our review on this figure here.

Review: Commando Droid - TCW - CW16

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2009 at 05:11 PM EDT |

Droids are an integral part of Star Wars. And today's Research Droids Reviews looks at a new droid creation that was designed for The Clone Wars television series. Borrowing parts from an already familiar design, the Commando Droid is an action figure that delivers in all ways. A figure that may appear as easy to overlook, we suggest you read our thoughts on one of our new favorite action figures so far this year! Check it out and we hope you also enjoy our newly revised Research Droids Reviews archive, including re-edited reviews and new features! It's a work in progress so we appreciate your patience in advance! 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 Commander Gree

Posted by Chuck | September 26, 2009 at 09:30 AM EDT |

This clone commander leads the Elite Corps and serves under Jedi General Yoda during the Clone Wars. His armor bears the distinct markings of the 41st Elite Corps, a unit Gree has nicknamed "Green Company." You can also read our review on this figure here.

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 25, 2009 at 09:35 PM EDT |

I dropped a 7lb book on my foot yesterday, causing me to scream King Grayskull's name in vain.  This wasn't no ordinary 7lb book, this was Gus & Duncan's Comprehensive Guide to Star Wars Collectibles.  I emphasize comprehensive, because this almost 1,000-page book covers everything Star Wars.  It boasts a collection 10x larger than Brian's Toys inventory.  We even have the book autographed!

Just in time for Halloween, we have the Count Dooku and Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Phantom Menace) FX lightsaber.  Finally! An obi-wan saber for guys like me who can't grow facial hair. Pre-order the Asajj FX too while you are at it.

G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra Wave 5 and Star Wars EU Wave 6 are also available.

For more of our great selection, click through to our complete newsletter.

Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update - TCW Mace Windu

Posted by Chuck | September 25, 2009 at 04:58 PM EDT |

Next up in The Clone Wars Visual Guide is the baddest master of them all: Mace Windu, making his animated debut. A diplomat by nature, he urges discussion and compromise over open conflict. Yet when he must raise his lightsaber in battle, he does so with the skill of a true Jedi Knight. Check out all the details below. You can also read our review on this figure here.

Greatest Hits Figures Are More "New" Than "Hits"!

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2009 at 09:34 AM EDT |

You are all well aware that the "Greatest Hits" figures have been absorbed as basic figures into the main line. But you may just want to pay closer attention to the figures and NOT overlook them. It appears that the Boba Fett figure will be new after all based on his appearance from The Empire Strikes Back. The former Evolutions figure gets a makeover! He has been painted so dramatically we thought he was the Return of The Jedi version at first! And with the recent news of a cleaner looking Commander Bacara and the slight deco change on the already released Biker Scout, it looks like we are going to get more than we bargained for in the basic line. Click thumbnail to check this figure out in addition to MANY more!

Visual Guide Update - TCW Kit Fisto

Posted by Chuck | September 25, 2009 at 07:10 AM EDT |

Kit Fisto battles his way into the Enhanced Visual Guides. Click below for all the details on this red phase repack. You can also read our review on this figure here.

Review: Clone Trooper (With Space Gear) - TCW - No. 21

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2009 at 04:35 AM EDT |

Recycled clones are becoming a necessity in the basic figure line of The Clone Wars. Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at one that has been significantly reinvented that he appears almost brand new! Check it out and we hope you also enjoy our newly revised Research Droids Reviews archive, including re-edited reviews and new features! It's a work in progress so we appreciate your patience in advance! 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 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper

Posted by Chuck | September 24, 2009 at 03:12 PM EDT |

We've got another repack update for you, this time featuring one of Gree's Clones from the 41st Elite Corps. Initially offered at the tail-end of the blue phase The Clone Wars collection, you can find it again on the all new red phase cards. Check it out below. You can also read our review on this figure here.

eBay Spotlight - Halloween Part 2: Rebels

Posted by Chuck | September 24, 2009 at 10:01 AM EDT |

Today on our Halloween spotlight we are going to look at our Rebel Heroes. Our favorite galaxy is full of them, and they make great costumes to impress your friends with. Rebel Fleet Troopers, X-Wing Pilots, Endor Soldiers and more. Click below for just a few examples of some very nice Rebel Costumes!

Rebel Fleet Trooper Costume  Rebel X-Wing Pilot Costume  Endor Soldier Costume  Han Solo's Bespin Outfit

Visual Guide Update - TCW Rocket Battle Droid

Posted by Chuck | September 24, 2009 at 08:43 AM EDT |

Some Battle Droids are supplied with jet backpacks, which enable them to navigate for short distances through the vacuum of space to board Republic ships during battle. Since they do not need oxygen, the droids are useful as part of raiding parties to infiltrate and capture ships. Check out the Enhanced Visual Guide below for all the details! You can also read our review on this figure here.

Review: General Grievous - TCW - No. 6

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2009 at 05:20 AM EDT |

Is there a more imposing foe in The Clone Wars than General Grievous? We tend not to think so but check out today's Research Droids Reviews entry and see if you feel the same way! Check it out and we hope you also enjoy our newly revised Research Droids Reviews archive, including re-edited reviews and new features! It's a work in progress so we appreciate your patience in advance! 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.

New "Ask Sideshow" Segment Posted! Star Wars Qs!

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2009 at 10:56 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has just posted a September 23rd installment of their "Ask Sideshow" segment. Many Star Wars questions get answered, so we encourage you to check it all out! Click thumbnail for all of the juicy answers!

Commander Bacara BD Figure Details Surface!

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2009 at 10:43 PM EDT |

Our friends at Jedi Defender has acquired an image of the Commander Bacara "fill-in" figure that was first reported here at JTA! Click through to check it out! Fans will be alleved to know that it is the Battle On Mygeeto Battle Packs figure and looks to now come with a clean paint operation, making him another "new" figure?!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 23, 2009 at 05:54 PM EDT |

here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new preorders and more new arrivals.  We've also brought back the GI Joe Sale!

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Heavy Assault Super Battle Droid - TCW - CW11

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2009 at 03:02 PM EDT |

Repaints, retools, and kit-bashes oh my! The Star Wars toy line is full of them. And we would rather have one of those three than a repack wouldn't we? Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at a great retool of a popular droid. Check it out and we hope you also enjoy our newly revised Research Droids Reviews archive, including re-edited reviews and new features! It's a work in progress so we appreciate your patience in advance! 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.

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2009 at 02:31 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!

    

    

Star Wars Action News - Episode 213

Posted by Chuck | September 22, 2009 at 03:12 PM EDT |

Last week at Toys R Us if you spent $30 on Star Wars toys you got a free Clone Commander Training Manual, showing that Clone Commanders must be able to navigate mazes, decipher word jumbles, and have plenty of stickers in order to lead Republic forces! The book has a cover price of $14.99, but is it worth it? Listen to this week's Star Wars Action News podcast to find out!

eBay Spotlight - Halloween Part 1: Armor

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

Halloween is getting close, so we thought we would take a look at the one 'holiday' where Star Wars fans get to dress up and look cooler than everone else! Today we are going to look at some high-end costuming: armored troopers! Whether it's the run-of-the-mill Stormtrooper, or the awesome Republic Commando you can just about find it all! Biker Scouts, Sandtroopers, Clone Troopers and more! Start building today!

Republic Commando Armor  Stormtrooper Armor  Biker Scout Armor  Clone Trooper Armor

Review: Clone Trooper Denal - TCW - CW20

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2009 at 02:25 AM EDT |

Clone Trooper flavors go from dull to exciting. Today's Research Droids Reviews entry looks at a clone that falls closer to the dull line than the exciting line, but he is still a cool action figure nonetheless. Check it out and we hope you also enjoy our newly revised Research Droids Reviews archive, including re-edited reviews and new features! It's a work in progress so we appreciate your patience in advance! 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 Visual Dictionary Contest!

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2009 at 12:55 PM EDT |

DK Books is running a special contest that themes around the Star Wars Visual Dictionary. Click the thumbnail to read all of the details!

DK Contest

Blue TLC Makes Its Way Big Time To Retail Finally!?

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2009 at 11:38 AM EDT |

Collectors take note! Wave 2, Wave 5, Wave 6, and Wave 7 of the blue phase of The Legacy Collection have been showing up all over the place this past weekend. If you need any figures from any of these waves, we suggest you trek out to your nearest retailer now. TARGET, WAL*MART and Toys R Us have all been 'stocked a plenty' with these older figures. While we would love to see the brand new figures hit this hard, we are happy that TLC is finally making its deserved presence on the shelves after months of barely anything!

Review: Republic Fighter Tank - TCW - Vehicles

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

Vehicles are definitely just as fun to add to your collection as basic figures! Today's Research Droids Reviews checks out another vehicle in the very prosperous The Clone Wars line, although we technically haven't seen this one yet in the film or television series yet. Most likely a season 2 vehicle? We hope so! Check it out and we hope you also enjoy our newly revised Research Droids Reviews archive, including re-edited reviews and new features! It's a work in progress so we appreciate your patience in advance! 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 | September 20, 2009 at 11:50 PM EDT |

If you are looking for a great way to display your Force FX Lightsabers, JTA definitely recommends Saber-Stand.com! These were custom designed for Force FX Lightsabers, and look awesome displayed next to your collection. Check out a few pictures below...

Force FX Lightsaber Stand   Force FX Lightsaber Stand

Review: Corporate Alliance Tank Droid - TCW - Vehicles

Posted by Paul | September 20, 2009 at 08:49 PM EDT |

Vehicles are just as fun to add to your collection as basic figures. Today's Research Droids Reviews checks out a somewhat new vehicle (that is actually a droid). Check it out and we hope you also enjoy our newly revised Research Droids Reviews archive, including re-edited reviews and new features! It's a work in progress so we appreciate your patience in advance! 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: Past Generation Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 19, 2009 at 07:13 AM EDT |

Past Generation Toys has the latest Star Wars items! Check out what's new right here!

Past Generation Toys

Review: Darth Maul - LC - BD05

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2009 at 01:50 AM EDT |

Hasbro can guarantee themselves strong sales every time they release a Darth Maul figure. Research Droids Reviews looks at the latest available Darth Maul figure and while he is the nost recent, you have seen him before more than once. Read all about it in our newly revised Research Droids Reviews archive, including re-edited reviews and new features! It's a work in progress so we appreciate your patience in advance! 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 | September 18, 2009 at 08:37 PM EDT |

Don't let the huge rush of new action figures from last week overwhelm you, because we have even more this week!  Clone Wars Waves 6 and 7 are finally in stock, which includes Captain Arygus, Matchstick, Padme Amidala, Commander Thire, and more.  Tons of Clone Wars and Legacy exclusives grace our newsletter, specifically two new Clone 2-Packs, Ambush at Abregado and Assault on Ryloth battle packs, and Legacy Evolutions.

Our shipment of the Deluxe Count Dooku and Obi-Wan Kenobi with Freeco Bike arrived a little damage, so expect to get those in C-7/8 condition.  Save $2 OFF the regular Condition-9 price.

For the Vintage collector, see the huge selection of carded and loose AFA figures we have added.  Take special note of the Foreign-Rare Hammerhead, its one of the hardest figures to find.

For more, go to http://www.brianstoys.com/store/custom.aspx?id=12

Brian's Toys

Sideshow Collectibles - Film, Food and Figure Friday!

Posted by Chuck | September 18, 2009 at 04:13 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has an exciting Star Wars edition of Film, Food, and Figure Friday! This week they are giving away quite the awesome prize for one lucky winner: the SDCC Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise 12 inch Figure Set! It's easy to win... all you have to do is enter! You have until 9PM EST to get your entry in so don't wait...

Sideshow Collectibles Film, Food, and Figure Friday

Review: Biker Scout - LC - BD12

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2009 at 08:54 AM EDT |

So, did you think that you would be able to skate by this “repacked” figure? If you had this plan in mind, you may want to learn about what makes this figure “new enough”. Research Droids Reviews looks at the reinvented (barely) VTSC Biker Scout figure to see what makes it "newish". Read all about it in our newly revised Research Droids Reviews archive, including re-edited reviews and new features! It's a work in progress so we appreciate your patience in advance! 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.

StarWarsShop.com Opens Up Their Halloween Store

Posted by Chuck | September 17, 2009 at 08:07 PM EDT |

StarWarsShop.com is geared up for Halloween with the opening of their Halloween Store. Stop by and check out what you can dress up as this year! You can even get a free exclusive Captain Rex max if you place an order...

StarWarsShop.com Halloween Store

Review: Clegg Holdfast - LC - BD11

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2009 at 06:39 PM EDT |

If you're a podracing fan, you may just want to check today's Research Droids Reviews entry as we look at one of the Boonta Eve Classic competitors. But is he everthing we could have hoped? Check it out and we hope you also enjoy our newly revised Research Droids Reviews archive, including re-edited reviews and new features! It's a work in progress so we appreciate your patience in advance! 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! TRU Exclusive Imperial V-wing Starfighter!

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2009 at 04:51 PM EDT |

The TRU exclusive Imperial V-wing has been found in the Philadelphia area today. Costing you $29.99, it is a great choice to get your Clone Commander Manual for free! Click through for the photos!

Battle Packs Images Now Available at Entertainment Earth

Posted by Chuck | September 17, 2009 at 01:10 PM EDT |

All of the new Battle Packs revealed last week at Entertainment Earth now have images to go with them. Stop by and check them all out!

     Star Wars Holocron Battle Pack
     Jedi Showdown Battle Pack
     Tatooine Desert Ambush Battle Pack
     
Birth of Darth Vader Battle Pack

Entertainment Earth

New Arrivals at Entertainment Earth

Posted by Chuck | September 17, 2009 at 08:53 AM EDT |

Entertainment Earth has the latest 'hot off the truck' items available. Click here for all the details!

Entertainment Earth

KSWCC Annual Fall Festival

Posted by Chuck | September 17, 2009 at 08:28 AM EDT |

The Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club is gearing up for another awesome Fall Festival this Saturday! Get all the details right here!

KSWCC

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 17, 2009 at 07:54 AM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals and more new preorders!

Big Bad Toy Store

Kotobukiya Commander Fox ArtFX Statue Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | September 16, 2009 at 01:49 PM EDT |

Action Figure Express has the Kotobukiya Exclusive Commander Fox ArtFX Statue available for pre-order. It's limited to just 300, so if you want it... you better go get it!

Kotobukiya Commander Fox ArtFX Statue  

Lars Homestead - Holding On Like Grim Death At Retail!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2009 at 01:27 PM EDT |

Collectors may be interested to know that the Disturbance At Lars Homestead set from TRU has been marked down again, this time to $29.98 (the price it should have been from the very beginning). Still undecided? Check out our own opinion of it here and see if you think it is time to act and add it to your collection. It will be sure not to stick around for much longer, so make your decision fast! Click through for the proof.

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2009 at 01:11 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: Gungan Warrior - LC - BD07

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2009 at 10:41 AM EDT |

How does a "not-so-favorite" Star Wars species make us grow fonder of them over time? Perhaps it is due to the great sculpted toys by Hasbro! Today's Research Droids Reviews considers whether we have received our definitive Gungan or not. It's 10 years since Episode I and Hasbro celebrates this decade anniversary with a fabulous wave of new figures! Check it out and we hope you also enjoy our newly revised Research Droids Reviews archive, including re-edited reviews and new features! It's a work in progress so we appreciate your patience in advance! 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.

Autograph Bounty Hunter Update 8.01

Posted by Chuck | September 15, 2009 at 09:43 PM EDT |

The 'Now to Naboo' travel guide, titled 'Lake Como & Villa del Balbianello' is now available, so please check it out. If you visit www.markdermul.be/naboo, you can even check out the video. The books are 30 EUR a piece, but you can also order a download for only 10 EUR. You'll find it a worthy addition to your book collection.

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

Review: Rum Sleg - LC - BD09

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2009 at 06:57 PM EDT |

We are basically guaranteed to always get the most obscure action figures in the Star Wars universe. Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at perhaps one of the most obscure from Episode I. Check it out and we hope you also enjoy our newly revised Research Droids Reviews archive, including re-edited reviews and new features! It's a work in progress so we appreciate your patience in advance! 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.

Rum Sleg

Research Droids Reviews 2.0!

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2009 at 02:42 PM EDT |

We are very happy to announce that Research Droids Reviews is getting a slight facelift and also getting enhanced! If you have our old index bookmarked, please be sure to note the new link. In the meantime, check out the new archive of the latest Star Wars collectible reviews. We ask for your patience as we work out some of the bugs and search engines, but we believe that the new version will better suit your needs and provide a better collecting resource than ever before.

Star Wars Action News - Episode 212

Posted by Chuck | September 14, 2009 at 11:13 PM EDT |

Star Wars novels are having a bit of a renaissance lately. Deathtroopers is one of the most hotly anticipated books of the fall season, and recently released was Troy Denning's latest Star Wars work, the third book in the Fate of the Jedi series, *Abyss*. This week on Star Wars Action News Troy talks about his experience writing *Fate of the Jedi*, disucssing some of the shocking events that occur in that novel.

New Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes Are Out!

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2009 at 08:59 PM EDT |

The new stuff just doesn't stop! We found the new Galactic Heroes cinema scenes at TARGET today. Click through for the proof!

Review: Darth Sidious Hologram - LC - BD10

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2009 at 01:05 AM EDT |

Hasbro seems to have taken a sharp turn with the way they are now presenting their holographic figures these days. Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at one of the latest holographic figures released and makes us hope that new takes on other ones will be visited similarly in the near future. 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.

TRU Exclusive Clone Commander Manual Is Awesome!

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2009 at 04:49 PM EDT |

Today was the official first day to pick your free Clone Trooper manual from Toys R Us (with a purchase of $30 or more). To say we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of this hardcover book/binder would be an understatement. We thought you may want to take a closer look at it to see if it is worth adding to your collections as well. It is one of the nicest exclusives in a very long time! Click through to check out some highlights!

Review: L8-L9 - LC - Build A Droid

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2009 at 02:31 PM EDT |

Build A Droid figures keep getting bigger and better! Research Droids Reviews looks at one of the most recent and it is simply an incredible figure. 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.

Mighty Muggs - R.I.P.!

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2009 at 06:43 AM EDT |

Our good friends at Imperial Shipyards have received the word from Hasbro that despite all the "leading on" with them that they are definitely history. There will be no more even if they do very well at Toys R Us as remaining stock will be exclusive to them. Likely to upset some collectors, we are sad to see them go as well.

Hasbro.com Round-up Posted - New Questions!

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2009 at 06:34 AM EDT |

Hasbro.com has posted their own September 12, 2009 Q & A round-up which includes some new questions and answers we haven't seen before. Click thumbnail below to check it all out!

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - LC - BD06

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2009 at 04:56 PM EDT |

The circle is complete! Today's Research Droids Reviews entry discusses a figure that has completed the stepwise progression of one of the most popular heroes in the Star Wars saga! The 'evolution' of this figure is quite impressive! 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.

New Galactic Heroes Found At TARGET On Clearance!

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2009 at 12:09 PM EDT |

We found a nice little surprise at one of our local TARGET stores this morning. The red phase Galactic Heroes were on clearance for $3.48 each. While we do not know how widespread this is yet, you may just want to stock up now while they are on sale (or clearance). Click through for the proof.

Y-wing Bomber - There It Is, There It Isn't....

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2009 at 12:01 PM EDT |

The Y-wing Bomber is making elusive appearances at retail in the Philadelphia area. If you read all the Hasbro Q & A for session #76, you may also remember the elusive answers we got from Hasbro regarding this vehicle. If you see it, you may just want to pick it up. Although, only time will tell to see if this hits in greater numbers, but we recommend erring on the side of caution for this particular vehicle. So far it is the cheapest at WAL*MART, so try there first. Click through to check it out!

WAL*MART Exclusive Octuptarra Droid Hitting Hard!

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2009 at 11:52 AM EDT |

The WAL*MART exclusive Octuptarra Droid has been making a frequent appearance at multiple retail locations on our toy runs this morning. You should have no trouble at all locating this cool exclusive. At $35, it is a bit steep, but it unfolds to be a very large droid! Click through for some quick photos!

Sponsor Announcement: Past Generation Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 12, 2009 at 09:07 AM EDT |

Hey Hellboy fans!  Did you get the two SDCC exclusives this year?  If not, you still can!  Hellboy Golden Army Soldier and the Hellboy Mez-Itz are in-stock!  Mighty Muggs have all but left the shelves in the big box stores, but we still have plenty!  We still have a few of 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

New Battle Packs Revealed at Entertainment Earth

Posted by Chuck | September 12, 2009 at 08:04 AM EDT |

Entertainment Earth has listed the several new battle packs, including the Star Wars Holocron Battle Pack. No image or description yet, but we can assume this will revolve around the upcoming Clone Wars episodes with the Bounty Hunters retrieving a holocron for Sidious. Some other new battle packs listed are the Jedi Showdown, Tatooine Desert Ambush, and the Birth of Darth Vader Battle Packs.

Entertainment Earth

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 11, 2009 at 08:41 PM EDT |

This is the last weekend for our flat-rate shipping! What could be better "NEW TOYS + FREE TOYS + $5 S&H = EPIC!!! x10" See below.

Hasbro just dumped a truck-full of Star Wars and G.I. Joe Waves on us and we need your help to fish us out.  Clone Wars Waves 3, 4, and 5, Legacy Wave 6, and G.I. Joe Waves 3 and 4 are now all available!  Get Rum Sleg, Mace Windu, Ahsoka Space Suit, Storm Shadow unmasked, and many more figures. Ahsoka Tano's Jedi Starfighter and Corporate Alliance Tank Droid vehicles are ready for take off, so get over towww.brianstoys.com for all the latest toys and collectibles.

Also don't forget: Brian's Toys is offering free products for all orders over $35. Choose from Indiana Jones, Star Wars, G.I. Joe, and Transformers. Highlights include a Gentle Giant Indiana Jones on Horseback statue, set of G.I. Joe Rise of Cobra figures, and Legacy Collection Crimson Empire.  Restriction applies, click through for details.

Flat-Rate Shipping ends midnight on September 13th.  Just select"Flat-Rate Shipping" at check out.

Brian's Toys

Hasbro Q & A Round-Up Session #76

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2009 at 01:21 PM EDT |

We have just posted our Q & A Round-Up report for session #76. Click thumbnail below to read what other questions were answered by Hasbro at our fellow collector sites.

Review: Queen Amidala - LC - BD08

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2009 at 03:55 AM EDT |

We waited so long for the figure in today's Research Droids Reviews to become available to collectors and the final product is a significant disappointment and definitely not worth the wait. Is there anything worse than waiting and being excited for an action figure and then getting a piece of junk? 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 Collectibles 12" Darth Vader Second Chance

Posted by Chuck | September 10, 2009 at 09:39 PM EDT |

Still thinking about picking up Sideshow's Darth Vader 12" figure? Don't think much longer! Sideshow Collectibles has a limited amount of this amazing figure in stock right now! Take advantage of this second chance opportunity!

Darth Vader 12" Figure

Sideshow Collectibles Luke vs The Rancor Pre Order Up!

Posted by Chuck | September 10, 2009 at 09:34 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles' There Will Be No Bargain - Luke VS The Rancor Diorama is now up for pre-order! Pre-order either the Regular Edition or the Exclusive Edition...

Luke vs. The Rancor

New "Ask Sideshow" Segment Posted!

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2009 at 01:27 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles strikes again with another installment of their very popular "Ask Sideshow" segment. Click through for all the teases and nuances for which Sideshow is known.

Ackmena Is NEVER Coming In Action Figure Form?

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2009 at 12:44 PM EDT |

Yikes! Hasbro totally slams the door on the chance of Ackmena coming out in action figure form. Check out our brand new Q & A for all the details! Sorry Adam!

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #76

Posted by Chuck | September 10, 2009 at 11:28 AM EDT |

It's time for another Hasbro Q&A! Take a look at what Hasbro had to say about animated Ewoks, the lack of dirty clone troopers, and upcoming figures for the new AT-ST... Click here for all the details!

Review: Rebel Pilot Legacy III - LC - Evolutions (Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2009 at 09:44 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews looks at one of the last three Evolutions sets from the Legacy Collection and perhaps one of the last ever. A great premium subline, Evolutions never attained the full potential it could have. 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.

New WAL*MART 2-Packs (Under The Helmet Series)

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2009 at 08:14 AM EDT |

Another line of two-packs entitled "Under The Helmet" have started arriving as an exclusive at WAL*MART locations. While they look very similar to the first set of two-packs, the packaging is altogether different. What is Hasbro doing?  Argh! They are pretty cool nonetheless. One pack includes Captain Rex (yes - he's painted uniquely with a new intentional blue stain on his wrist) and Clone Trooper Fives (new) while the other pack includes a newly paint ops application on Clone Commander Cody and what looks to be a straight repack of Clone Trooper Echo.

 

Go East Young Man! TPM Wave Available Everywhere!

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2009 at 08:03 AM EDT |

Wave 1 of the Legacy Collection (red phase) has been found in PA. Keep your eyes peeled as this should be available in plentiful supply in your area shortly.

Hasbro Clone Wars Diorama Contest Reminder

Posted by Chuck | September 09, 2009 at 06:37 PM EDT |

A friendly reminder from Hasbro about the deadline for the Clone Wars Diorama Contest...

Hasbro Diorama Contest Details

Jedi Temple Archives Joins Facebook! Add Us!

Posted by Paul | September 09, 2009 at 06:22 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 | September 09, 2009 at 06:21 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!

Geonosis Assault   Disturbance At Lars Homestead   Cad Bane

Ambush On The Vulture's Claw   Ahsoka Tano   Joker Squad

TARGET Exclusive Wedge X-wing On Sale!

Posted by Paul | September 09, 2009 at 05:32 PM EDT |

Good things come to those who wait. We all have been 'guilty' of "DPCI-ing it" at TARGET. But if you waited until today to pick up your Wedge Antille's X-wing Fighter, you most likely benefitted from the new reduced retail price of $45.99. We also used our fun Clone Cash to mark it another $5 down to a much more acceptable price of $40.99. Click through for the proof.

Star Wars Action News - Episode 211

Posted by Chuck | September 09, 2009 at 04:56 PM EDT |

Since the 90s the Star Wars Essential Guide series has been a must have for Star Wars fans. For fans of the Expanded Universe they are good references, and for those who don't read the novels the Essential Guides provide a Cliff's-Notes version of the Expanded Universe. But with their latest book, The Essential Atlas, Del Rey has outdone themselves. Full of full-color art from all periods of Star Wars lore and heavily detailed maps, as well as a rundown of Star Wars history, this book is truly one no Star Wars book collection should be missing.

Gentle Giant Exclusives Still Available at SWS.com

Posted by Chuck | September 09, 2009 at 10:47 AM EDT |

StarWarsShop.com still has several exclusive Gentle Giant items available to order. If you missed out on these the first time around, make sure you grab them this time! Still available are the Stormtrooper Commander mini bust, Airborne Trooper mini bust, and the 2009 SDCC Shadow Stormtrooper statue and Darth Vader Helmet (pink).

Gentle Giant Stormtrooper Commander Mini Bust  Exclusive Airborne Trooper Mini Bust  San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper Statue  San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Darth Vader Helmet (Pink Edition)

Saelt Marae (Yak Face) Is This Year's Holiday Gift!

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

Our friends at GentleGiantCollectors.com have posted the details on this year's Holiday Gift and it looks like the PGM are the ones who will benefit the most! Click thumbnail below to check out the details!

Review: Imperial Pilot Legacy Series II - LC - Evolutions

Posted by Paul | September 09, 2009 at 09:09 AM EDT |

Just in time, our 109th Research Droids Reviews entry at 9:09 on 09/09/09! We hope you enjoy reading our thoughts on one of three (three - a factor of nine) three-packs of very cool figures in a complete set of 9 total WAL*MART exclusive figures. Are you weary from the numerology yet? 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 (At Retail Level)! Saga Legends Chewbacca BD 3

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2009 at 02:39 PM EDT |

Found earlier today at the Cinnaminson, NJ TARGET was the error Saga Legends Chewbacca figure. For those of you who may not be aware, very few production samples/case assortments were packed with the BD 3 Chewbacca (Sandstorm) figure instead of the correct VOTC Chewbacca. This is definitely more than a photo shoot mistake (as evidenced by our purchase) so we recommend checking out your retail stores if you are definitely wanting this figure in your collections. These errors are very likely to be a lot rarer than we think. For those who are curious, there were no signs of the error Han Solo (Bespin) figure without his jacket. Click through to check out the proof.

Hoth Rebel Trooper First Variation Found Again!

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2009 at 02:29 PM EDT |

We were surprised to witness a TARGET employee open a "brand new" case of wave 6 of TLC (The Empire Strikes Back wave) in front of us this morning and pull out a "no skirt" Hoth Rebel Trooper. These may still be shipping out there folks, so keep your eyes peeled if you're looking to add this figure to your collection. Click thumbnail below to check out this hard to find figure!

Review: Clone Commandos - LC - Evolutions (Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2009 at 06:10 AM EDT |

2009 marks the beginning of an end for a line of figures that we have grown very fond of and we are a bit blue to see it go. Today's Research Droids Reviews takes a look at one of the last Evolutions sets, now available as a WAL*MART exclusive at a retail location near you. 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.

Review: Joker Squad - TLC - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2009 at 04:40 AM EDT |

Joker Squad, the Entertainment Earth exclusive, is actually a pretty good set (even for those of you who are not EU fans). We look at it as today's entry of Research Droids Reviews and we think that you will be impressed with some of the included figures inside of it. 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.

Wave 1 (Red Phase) Legacy Collection Found!

Posted by Paul | September 06, 2009 at 01:39 PM EDT |

Our friends at Galactic Hunter have scored the first wave of the new Legacy Collection and have posted a ton of photos of the figures along with details of the case breakdown. Click thumbnail below to check out their awesome find!!

WAL*MART Exclusive Evolutions For Under $15?

Posted by Paul | September 06, 2009 at 09:59 AM EDT |

Stop the press! We are getting reports that the WAL*MART exclusive Evolutions sets are ringing up at the register now for $14.96. While we have yet to confirm what actually transpires at the register (i.e. customers saying they are $14.96 to the cashiers), we do have proof of the sets being snagged for $14.96. (Please see receipt below.) Those of you who have been fortunate enough to find these for this price (or lower), count yourselves "lucky". We expect WAL*MART to discover the error soon enough. You can also check out our first impressions report here in case you have missed our original post.

Review: Ahsoka Tano - TCW - CW23

Posted by Paul | September 06, 2009 at 03:25 AM EDT |

We love action figures in space suits and we will assume you do too! Check out one of the newest figures from the massively popular The Clone Wars series in today's Research Droids Reviews and see if you share our opinions. 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.

Ahsoka Tano (CW23)

Found! WAL*MART Exclusive TCW Two-Packs

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2009 at 06:09 PM EDT |

In case you have been living under a rock, you are probably more than aware of all the new product hitting shelves, especially at WAL*MART. Just found on the East coast today are the new WAL*MART The Clone Wars two-packs (2 sets of 2 to be exact). Weird that "red" is the new "blue" at WAL*MART. Didn't TARGET get all the red clones? Click through to check them out! (Hopefully the Dewback is next!)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 05, 2009 at 01:33 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about more
new arrivals, new preorders, and our latest clearance sale!

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Ambush On The Vulture's Claw - TCW - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2009 at 12:38 PM EDT |

Battle Packs! Battle Packs! Battle Packs! If we say it three times fast, will it guarantee excellent ones for the future just like the one featured in today's Research Droids Reviews? 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 | September 05, 2009 at 07:59 AM EDT |

These figures just can't get here soon enough.  Waves 5, 6, and 7 of Clone Wars and Legacy Wave 3 is arriving within the 10 days.  Get your pre-orders placed so you receive these ASAP.  No sense in scrambling to the store to grab these figures when you can get them delivered in mint condition!  Also, hot off the truck, we have F-Toy Models, Captain Piett 12" Sideshow, and Vintage Star Wars.

Over 20 new Licensed Artwork pieces have been added to the site. Beautiful, detailed Star Wars artwork could brighten up your room and show that you're a serious fan.

Finally, our VGA-graded video games inventory just received an awesome batch of games.  We have the uber-rare Final Fantasy VII (Black Label) and the ultra-rare SNES game Super Mario RPG.  These games are huge fan favorites and you can have it in mint condition sealed in a graded collector case.

Enough said, click through to Brian's Toys!

Brian's Toys

eFX Announces Edition Size For McQ Darth Vader Helmet!

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

eFX just announced the very tiny edition size for their very special McQuarrie Darth Vader helmet of only 250 pieces! Read all about it in their latest newsletter!

Sideshow Collectibles Checklist Update

Posted by Chuck | September 04, 2009 at 11:58 AM EDT |

Our Sideshow Collectibles Visual Guide and Checklist have been updated to include everything through last nights Luke vs. The Rancor announcement! Download our printable checklist to make sure you have everything from Sideshow you want!

Sideshow Collectibles Visual Guide

 

The Legacy Collection (Blue Phase) Checklist Update

Posted by Chuck | September 04, 2009 at 10:44 AM EDT |

In the hunt to close out your blue phase Legacy Collection? We've updated our printable checklist to include everything from 2008's blue phase The Legacy Collection. Click here to download it!

The Legacy Collection Visual Guide

Sponsor Announcement: Past Generation Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 04, 2009 at 09:49 AM EDT |

Labor Day Sale, Sept 4 – 7!  10% Off Any Order Over $50

Lots of new stuff to talk about!  We have the last wave of the GI Joe 25th Anniversary vehicles include the Arctic Cobra HISS, Cobra CLAW Glider and Joe Flak Cannon and the Cobra Stinger with Stinger Commander.   New GI Joe Movie: Rise of Cobra and Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen toys have arrived!  DC Universe Classics – Wave 9 action figures are in-stock and we have already started pre-selling Wave 11.  Also, just-in, 2009 Star Wars Clone Wars figures and they look great!  Finally, Marvel Universe Wave 5 looks very cool and we have a few of the new characters in this assortment.  It’s all here and more at Past Generation Toys

Past Generation Toys

Review: Cad Bane - TCW - CW22

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2009 at 05:24 AM EDT |

Bounty hunters are awesome! And no matter the look or feel of them, we always seem to welcome new ones into our collection without question. Today's Research Droids Reviews takes a good look at a brand new offering designed with a classic American influence in mind. 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.

Cad Bane

Han & Luke Stormtrooper Figures Via Wait List!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2009 at 09:37 PM EDT |

Sideshow is recommending to get on their Wait Lists "pronto" if you are interested in acquiring a 12" Luke & Han Solo in Stromtrooper Disguise or 12" Darth Vader figure. There is a good chance you will land one in your collection if you act quickly!

Sideshow Announces New Polystone Statue! (Rancor!)

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2009 at 09:18 PM EDT |

Sideshow has just announced the latest in the polystone dioramas. Interesting that Gentle Giant, Ltd. also produced one. It's the Rancor versus Luke Skywalker statue called "There Will Be No Bargain!"

New "Ask Sideshow" Segment Posted!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2009 at 09:11 PM EDT |

Sideshow has updated their site with another September 2, 2009 round of "Ask Sideshow". A whole bunch of new Star Wars themed questions have been answered. Go and check it out!

FACTS Promises To Be Powerful In 2009!

Posted by Joris | September 03, 2009 at 01:54 PM EDT |

Suspense! Suspense!

We still are hoping that the FACTS guest list will be extended with a Star Wars guest, but it's certainly worth already passing by to meet and greet with the current guest line-up: there are demi-Gods, Supernaturals, shiny Barbarians and at least one Goddess to charm. Boy, will we look puny in the pictures this year!

If you'd like to know what this is all about; hit the FACTS button to learn more ...

Review: Disturbance At Lars Homestead - TLC - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2009 at 09:39 AM EDT |

A penny wise and a pound foolish seems to best describe Habro's release of the product in today's entry of Research Droids Reviews mainly because of what value we get for our dollar. 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.

Just Posted! WAL*MART Exclusive Evolutions Photos!

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2009 at 07:11 PM EDT |

As promised from our earlier report, please enjoy quick snapshots of the brand new WAL*MART exclusive Evolutions sets from the Legacy Collection (MSRP $24.96). There are quite a few surprises inside including a super-articulated Republic Commando, an awesomely revisited Shadow Scout, and the variant TIE Fighter Pilot as first seen in collectible form as a mini bust by Gentle Giant, Ltd. Click through to see all the cool photos! It is really quite a shame that these are going into retirement. These are such great sets!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | September 02, 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!

Hoth Recon Patrol   IG Lancer Droid   Mon Calamari Warrior

Disturbance In The Force   R7-T1   Clone Turbo Tank

Found! WAL*MART Exclusive Evolutions Sets!

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2009 at 08:56 AM EDT |

We apologize in advance for teasing you with these little thumbnails, but we wanted to apprise you that the WAL*MART exclusive Evolutions figure sets are hitting en masse in the Philly/Langhorne, PA area. This is likely to be true in your area as well. Stick close to JTA as we prepare better galleries and loose pictures later today. FYI - these retail for $24.96 each! Ouch!

New Gentle Giant, Ltd. Q & A At GGC.com!

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2009 at 08:29 AM EDT |

Our friends at Gentle Giant Collectors.com has received a very informative Q & A from the great folks at Gentle Giant, Ltd. Click thumbnail to find out more information on the low editions sizes and planned variants.

Review: Geonosis Assault - TLC - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2009 at 08:23 AM EDT |

Send in the clones! We look at another [brand new] clone based Battle Packs set in today's Research Droids Reviews and this is an awesome one! 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.

Autograph Bounty Hunter Newsletter 7.36

Posted by Bryan | September 01, 2009 at 08:38 PM EDT |

The Sith Signing "Special Edition" is now active! Check out the Bounty Hunter Update 7.36 for all the details! Items are going FAST, so get in on this while you still can! For all of you young bounty hunters out there with a tight budget, Mark is offering an awesome payment plan as an option to you. In other ABH news, Fan Expo Canada was a success and it's last call to get your orders in for Autographica 14, including a rare chance to aquire Malcom McTierney as Lt. Childsen! Mark also announces that The Bounty Hunter Podcast is going Capture Log only. Get the latest updates at www.bountyhunter.be!

Galactic Republic Credits Now Available As Clone Cash!

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2009 at 01:10 PM EDT |

We haven't seen this posted much if at all, but we wanted to let you know about the CLONE CASH that is making its way into the latest basic figures. It is a coupon for $5 off your purchase of Hasbro Star Wars product totalling $20 or more. Be on the lookout for it!

Review: Luke Skywalker - LC - Exclusive (2009 SDCC)

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2009 at 05:10 AM EDT |

Exclusives can really be hit or miss. And sometimes getting another reinvented figure that has a high release rate can be annoying, especially when it comes with a premium price tag! Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at a 2009 San Diego Comic Con exclusive and sees if it is worth it. 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.


 
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