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December 2009

Dark Horse: January 2010 Releases

Posted by Chuck | December 31, 2009 at 04:08 PM EDT |

Click through to check out Dark Horse Comics' upcoming January publications!

Dark Horse – January Releases

Research Droids Reviews 2009 Recap Guide!

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2009 at 01:23 PM EDT |

As we prepare for the exciting New Year, we wanted to thank you for supporting one of our most popular and continually growing columns here at Jedi Temple Archives, our Research Droids Reviews. We sincerely appreciate your patronage, opinions, additional feedback and kind words about the reviews and we look forward to developing them even more in 2010. We have put together a quick reference guide to aid you in quickly finding groups of reviews that are tied together by wave or by theme. We hope you find this guide helpful and hopefully you can find reviews that you might have missed from the past. Click through to check out the guide:

Research Droids Reviews

Clone Turbo Tank For Under $50 At Walmart!

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2009 at 12:36 PM EDT |

Beating out two of the better deals of the year (the $64 TARGET.com deal and the $76 Walmart mid season deal), the Clone Turbo Tank is being blown out at Walmart stores for under $50.00. Collectors in the Princeton, NJ area may want to check out the Lawrenceville store as there are 3 hiding in the Lawn & Garden Center area on a clearance rack as of this morning. Be sure to read our review on this awesome vehicle too!

Sponsor Announcement: Past Generation Toys

Posted by Chuck | December 31, 2009 at 10:11 AM EDT |

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Past Generation Toys

Review: Commander Gree - TAC - 08 03

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2009 at 01:55 AM EDT |

Today's Research Droids Reviews entry looks at an incredible clone trooper action figure. Commander Gree is one of the most popular clone commanders and Hasbro did us good by releasing this awesome action 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.

Research Droids Reviews now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Research Droids Reviews

Commander Gree

New Gentle Giant Images - Lando Calrissian Mini Bust!

Posted by Chuck | December 30, 2009 at 08:14 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant sends along some images of a few upcoming products! Click below for all the details!

Jango Fett Helmet  Jango Fett Helmet Specs  Lando Calrissian Mini Bust  Lando Calrissian Mini Bust Specs

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | December 30, 2009 at 03:57 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! And don't forget to put in your own two cents by voting in the poll found at the bottom of each review now!

Research Droids Reviews

Clone Tank Gunner Ziro's Assassin Droid Yak Face (Happy Holidays 2009) (Mini Bust) IG-86 Assassin Droid R2-D2 Octuptarra Droid Jawa (VCD)

The Clone Wars: Double Header This Friday!

Posted by Chuck | December 30, 2009 at 11:28 AM EDT |

Grievous is back! The season continues with a double-header this Friday! Click here for information on this weeks episodes: Grievous Intrigue & The Deserter ...

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

The Phantom Menace Wave Hits TARGET Hard!

Posted by Paul | December 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM EDT |

Hopefully this will alleviate some concerns about The Phantom Menace wave in the Legacy Collection. Although it has been probably the most difficult wave to locate at retail, we can confirm that TARGET is getting heavy shipments of it. So, if you're looking for Rum Sleg, trek out to TARGET, you likely will find him there! And don't forget to check out our reviews on this awesome wave too!

Review: C-3PX - TAC - Build A Droid (Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | December 30, 2009 at 02:40 AM EDT |

Today's Research Droids Reviews entry looks at the Build A Droid figure that started it all! C-3PX was an interesting start to this subline of pack-in figures that elated many but confused others. 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Research Droids Reviews

C-3PX (Build A Droid)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | December 29, 2009 at 09:51 PM EDT |

Here is a final update for 2009 from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com - its been another great year and we truly appreciate you and all the rest of our customers!    We've had a flurry of new arrivals in the past few days as well as a few more preorders to list.  Our final sale for the year is also running.

Big Bad Toy Store

Sideshow Announces Premium Format Aurra Sing!!!

Posted by Paul | December 29, 2009 at 04:16 PM EDT |

The 12 Days of Sideshow just keep getting more and more exciting! Just announced is the beautiful new Premium Format Aurra Sing figure. Click the thumbnail below to check out this awesome new announcement video!

Review: Jawa - Vinyl Collectible Dolls - Medicom Toy

Posted by Paul | December 29, 2009 at 03:55 AM EDT |

We open up a new section of our Research Droids Reviews archives today and look at one of the most recent Vinyl Collectible Dolls (VCDs) from Medicom. The Jawa is pretty cool despite its limited articulation. 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Research Droids Reviews

Jawa (VCD)

TARGET Exclusive Rancor Price Plunges Again!

Posted by Paul | December 28, 2009 at 07:17 PM EDT |

The clearance continues! JTA reader Gabe M. writes in "I went to Target today (12-28-09) to see if I could find a Jabba's Rancor on sale. Sure enough, they had only one and it was on sale for $24.98! That's half off the original price! The box was kinda jacked but that's okay with me since I open most of my figures. Again, it was the only one I found in my area (Hayward, CA), so if other readers want one, they should start looking ASAP. I've included a pic of the toy with the sale price on the top right. Cheers." So there you have it! The prices keep dropping! Let us know if this is true in your area as well!

Visual Guide Update - Gentle Giant Captain Rex MB

Posted by Chuck | December 28, 2009 at 07:06 PM EDT |

The 2009 Gentle Giant Premier Guild gifts are starting to show up on front porches! Click below for an enhanced look at this nicely done Mini Bust!

Captain Rex Mini Bust

Hot Off the Truck at Entertainment Earth!

Posted by Chuck | December 28, 2009 at 11:40 AM EDT |

From comics to chubbies... check out what's new in the world of Star Wars with the latest hot off the truck items from Entertainment Earth!

Hot off the Truck from Entertainment Earth!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 227

Posted by Chuck | December 28, 2009 at 11:29 AM EDT |

Just over 10 years ago The Phantom Menace was rereleased in theaters for a limited run charity engagement, Episode I and Power of the Force 2 figures still shared pegs, and we were all still reeling from the death of our most beloved Wookiee. Now we look forward to a new decade of Star Wars with more years of the Clone Wars ahead of us, a still much promised live action TV series, and, of course, Star Wars Celebration V and the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back...

The Collectorate Weekly Update

Posted by Chuck | December 28, 2009 at 11:23 AM EDT |

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The Collectorate

Review: Octuptarra Droid - TCW - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | December 28, 2009 at 05:40 AM EDT |

Sleeper hits are bittersweet, aren't they? Well, it's a crying shame for the Walmart exclusive Octuptarra Droid because it should have sold much better than it did. Little did we know how incredible it truly is. We recommend reading today's Research Droids Reviews entry so you can discover this amazing toy for yourself 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.

Research Droids Reviews now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Research Droids Reviews

Octuptarra Droid

LC AT-AT Driver (BD49) Packaging Variation

Posted by Paul | December 27, 2009 at 09:14 PM EDT |

We meant to post this weeks ago but we just were for some reason reminded about it today. There is a packaging variation (for those of you who still care about carded variations) on the new AT-AT Driver (BD49) in the Legacy Collection. One version has him with the helmet on while the other has it with his packaged on the side separately. Our good friends at Imperial Shipyards have a great picture of it in their forums. Be sure to stop by and check it out.

AT-AT Driver Variation

Review: R2-D2 - TCW - No. 8

Posted by Paul | December 27, 2009 at 03:05 AM EDT |

R2-D2, probably the most popular astromech droid of all time, has appeared in many Star Wars sources outside the main six films. Research Droids Reviews looks at his appearance in the very popular The Clone Wars line. It is probably one of the best versions of R2 available. 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Research Droids Reviews

R2-D2

Sideshow Yoda Vs. Darth Sidious Diorama Announced!

Posted by Paul | December 26, 2009 at 09:50 PM EDT |

We hope you are tuning into the 12 Days of Sideshow! They have just announced a Yoda Vs. Darth Sidious diorama! Click the thumbnail below to check out the brand new video on this upcoming product!

Review: IG-86 Assassin Droid - TCW - No. 18

Posted by Paul | December 26, 2009 at 04:23 PM EDT |

The IG-86 Assassin Droid is probably one of the best droids in the entire The Clone Wars line. See why we think so and read today's Research Droids Reviews entry. Then head out to the stores and scoop up all the insane deals out there! Star Wars is officially cheap again! 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Research Droids Reviews

IG-86 Assassin Droid

OK, this one is unreal folks! Hasbro has reintroduced the Blockbuster Value! two-packs at TARGET, but this time the figures are the relatively brand new Return Of The Jedi wave including the new Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia (Slave), Ewoks, Giran, Nikto Gunner and running change Ugnaught among many others! Do you believe this!? They rang up for $7.94 each at our local TARGET! What a steal! (And not such a good sign for the basic line we fear!) There was nothing but empty shelves for months and then a floodgate of product, now clearance! So we don't know what it is going to take for Hasbro to straighten their distribution issues out any more, but it does seem that collectors will reap the benefits of it! The Saga Legends line and Transformers Crossovers are also part of this BOGO special! Run to TARGET now! Click through for the proof!

Many Walmart Exclusives Half Price!

Posted by Paul | December 26, 2009 at 11:53 AM EDT |

Walmart is marking down quite a few of their exclusives and regular items. The Evolutions are $12.48, the Octuptarra Droid is $17.50 in addition to many other sales. Click through for the proof!

New Star Wars Loose Images Show Up On eBay!

Posted by Paul | December 25, 2009 at 07:14 AM EDT |

Images for figures in the Expanded Universe wave of the Legacy Collection have shown up on eBay. Click the thumbnail below to see of all these cool figures loose!

LC Wave 13 on eBay

Review: Yak Face (Happy Holidays 2009) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | December 25, 2009 at 01:25 AM EDT |

We wish you a Merry Christmas! And so does Gentle Giant, Ltd. to Premier Guild Members! Research Droids Reviews celebrates the holiday by opening up a new archives section in our database for Gentle Giant, Ltd. products with our first mini bust review, the brand new and very beautiful Yak Face! 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Research Droids Reviews

Yak Face (Mini Bust)

Jedi Temple Archives Wishes You A Merry Christmas!

Posted by Paul | December 25, 2009 at 01:05 AM EDT |

The staff at Jedi Temple Archives wishes you, your family and friends a very Merry Christmas! Thank your for your support of our site and we look forward to continuing to serve you in 2010 and beyond! May the Force be with you!

Walmart Restocks Shelves With TESB Wave!

Posted by Paul | December 24, 2009 at 11:47 AM EDT |

Is Walmart giving collectors an early Christmas present? Probably not, but we found multiple stores stocked with The Empire Strikes Back wave on this glorious Christmas Eve. (It's a Christmas miracle!) Needless to say we stocked up, but it may be worth your while to check out your local stores before they close to see if you will luck out as well. If you aren't so lucky, you can read about our thoughts on them in our Research Droids Reviews database until you can add them to your collections!

Legacy Collection - The Empire Strikes Back Wave

Jabba's Rancor On Clearance At TARGET!

Posted by Paul | December 24, 2009 at 11:33 AM EDT |

The after-Christmas deals are starting already! We stopped by our local TARGET store and discovered that the Jabba's Rancor With Luke Skywalker exclusive has been red-tagged down to $34.98. If you need a last-minute gift, this may be a good choice for your beloved Star Wars fan. Be sure to check the stores after the Christmas holiday too as more deals are bound to be found!

Ziro's Assassin Droid - TCW - CW37

Posted by Paul | December 24, 2009 at 04:10 AM EDT |

We love droids, especially ones that are assassins! Do you love droids? If so, be sure to read today's Research Droids Reviews entry and check out the last The Clone Wars figure for 2009! 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Research Droids Reviews

Ziro's Assassin Droid

Star Wars Marathon On SPIKE TV

Posted by Nick | December 23, 2009 at 04:55 PM EDT |

Spike TV is running a Star Wars marathon this week! And since Spike TV is available in some markets in HD, it gives you a chance to check out the Saga in Hi-Def!

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report - Week of December 21, 2009

Posted by Nick | December 23, 2009 at 04:35 PM EDT |

Hasbro has sent out their responses to your questions in the final Q&A session of 2009. But what newsworthy items came from this most recent session? We've sorted through it all for you right here in our Q&A Headline Report!

What are we in store for as Celebration 5 exclusives? What's the fate of some of the running change figures from 2009's Legacy Collection? What site has an image of one of the figures from the Force Unleashed TRU exclusive multipacks? Check out the Q&A Headline Report for all of this and more, as brought to you by JTA with every Hasbro Q&A session!

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report

Gentle Giant Captain Rex Mini Bust PGM Gift Arriving!

Posted by Paul | December 23, 2009 at 03:47 PM EDT |

The Gentle Giant, Ltd. Premier Guild Member FREE gift is starting to arrive at doorsteps around the country. Click the thumbnail below to see a first image of this awesome and very exclusive collectible!

Captain Rex Mini Bust

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | December 23, 2009 at 03:24 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! And don't forget to put in your own two cents by voting in the poll found at the bottom of each review now!

Research Droids Reviews

12" Darth Vader (Sith Lord) 12" Luke Skywalker/Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise) 12" Stormtrooper Commander Kamino Conflict Duel On Mustafar Resurgence Of The Jedi Matchstick

Sponsor Announcement: Saber Stand Force FX Stands

Posted by Chuck | December 23, 2009 at 01:37 PM EDT |

When you get that fancy Force FX Lightsaber for Christmas, you are going to need something just as fancy to display it! Give Saber Stand a look, it's the most elegant way to display these hot collectibles! Check out a few pictures below...

Force FX Lightsaber Stand   Force FX Lightsaber Stand

Review: Clone Tank Gunner - TCW - CW36

Posted by Paul | December 23, 2009 at 06:46 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews looks at another clone trooper today from The Clone Wars line. Are you bored 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.

Research Droids Reviews now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Research Droids Reviews

Clone Tank Gunner

Hasbro Q&A Roundup - Week of December 21st, 2009

Posted by Nick | December 22, 2009 at 07:29 PM EDT |

Check out the latest from Hasbro's final Star Wars Q&A session for 2009 as we round up all of the questions and answers from around the Star Wars collecting community for your reading pleasure! It's all right here in our forums.

And be sure to check back soon for our Q&A Headline Report, where we sift through all of the Hasbro Star Wars Q&A sessions for the news that you can use!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 226

Posted by Chuck | December 22, 2009 at 07:21 PM EDT |

If your Christmas shopping isn't yet done, here is Star Wars Action News with an episode bursting like a tree with too many presents for you to listen to while you shop! (And if you ARE done, well la de da, you can listen while everyone around you fights crowds in stores)...

Review: Matchstick - TCW - CW34

Posted by Paul | December 22, 2009 at 01:29 PM EDT |

Is it politically correct in Star Wars collecting to say that one is tired of clones? Well, we are not ashamed to admit that we are, especially those that appear in The Clone Wars television show. The whole media event of The Clone Wars is excellent and we do not want to take away from that, but the Hasbro figures based on the characters in it are taking a back seat in very negative ways. Research Droids Reviews contemplates the frightening trend these figures are seeing and wonders if quality will return 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.

Research Droids Reviews now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Research Droids Reviews

Matchstick

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #81

Posted by Chuck | December 21, 2009 at 11:53 PM EDT |

We've got the latest answers to some great questions! Find out information about the Hasbro Celebration V exclusives and more! Click through for the latest answers to JTA's questions, as well as a letter from Derryl DePriest of Hasbro...

Hasbro's Q&A

TRU - The Place For Resurgence Of The Jedi Battle Packs!

Posted by Paul | December 21, 2009 at 11:28 AM EDT |

The Resurgence Of The Jedi Battle Packs set has been a bit elusive at the moment, but it is making semi-frequent appearances at Toys R Us (we haven't found them anywhere else yet). Be sure to do your best to locate this set and pick it up because it will likely be the sleeper hit of the year. Shipping only in one remix case and at one per case (right now - anything can change), it will most likely be a beast to find and purchase, but it will be well worth it! And we hope all of you will check out the Research Droids Reviews article on this set (just posted today) because we are confident you will be very impressed with all of its contents!

Resurgence Of The Jedi Research Droids Review

The Collectorate Weekly Update

Posted by Chuck | December 21, 2009 at 09:53 AM EDT |

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The Collectorate

Review: Resurgence Of The Jedi - LC - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | December 21, 2009 at 01:20 AM EDT |

If you want to be really surprised and treat yourself to a great figure mini collection, be sure to add the Resurgence Of The Jedi Battle Packs set to your collections. We didn't realize how many new things make up this multipack but one of them is a new definitive Episode IV Luke Skywalker (Tatooine) figure. Yes, it is that good! Research Droids Reviews is utterly taken aback by how awesome this Battle Packs set is and we are willing to bet you'll be as impressed too! Check out what is new with all these figures! 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Resurgence Of The Jedi

eFX Newsletter December 2009

Posted by Chuck | December 20, 2009 at 09:04 PM EDT |

eFX has released their second December newsletter, this time focusing on our favorite Star Wars collectibles... Click here to check it out!

eFX December Newsletter

Review: Duel On Mustafar - LC - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | December 20, 2009 at 03:55 AM EDT |

Repacked figures can certainly make collectors sigh. But sometimes a group of repacked figures just look great together (even if you decide not to re-buy them). Research Droids Reviews looks at one of these examples. Shipping right now to a retail store near you, the Duel On Mustafar Battle Packs set is really a pretty cool mini collection of figures. 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Duel At Mustafar

Gentle Giant 2010 Premier Guild Gifts Announced!

Posted by Paul | December 19, 2009 at 06:21 AM EDT |

Our friends at Gentle Giant Collectors have sent us sneak peek images of the 2010 PGM free gifts to share with you. Click the thumbnail below to check out the images and the early details of these amazing pieces. Painted samples should be coming soon!

GG Premier Guild Gifts 2010

Review: Kamino Conflict - LC - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | December 19, 2009 at 03:35 AM EDT |

What happens when Hasbro spiffies up three old figures and adds a clean repaint of a very good figure? Well, you get a mix of good and not so good. Research Droids Reviews looks at a new Battle Packs set and while a decent release overall, it lacks in a few glaring ways. Although, we must Hasbro credit for revisiting the figures even if it isn't that significant. 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Kamino Conflict

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | December 19, 2009 at 12:07 AM EDT |

Brian's Toys has tons of great new gifts in stock!  It's not too late to order them now, just as long as you select FedEx 2-Day Shipping by Monday, December 21st.

Four new Star Wars battle packs have dropped, which include Holocron Heist, Jedi Showdown, Tatooine Desert Ambush, and Birth of Darth Vader.  Affordable, quality multi-figure packs with some awesome characters and accessories you won't find on cards.

The Execlusive Gentle Giant Boba Fett with Han in Carbonite Maquette is here as well!  The sleek, stylish statue truly shows off how awesome Boba Fett really is.

For more great stuff, we strongly encourage you check out the entire
newsletter right here!

Brians Toys Newsletter

Sideshow 12" Emperor & Throne Environment Pre-order!

Posted by Chuck | December 18, 2009 at 12:55 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles latest preorder is now live! Click the banner below to place your preorder for both the Emperor Palpatine 12" figure and the Throne Room Environment!

Emperor Palpatine 12-inch Figure and Imperial Throne Environment

Clone Wars Gambit: Siege Cover Art Revealed

Posted by Chuck | December 18, 2009 at 10:51 AM EDT |

Random House has revealed the cover for Karen Miller's last Clone Wars novel, Clone Wars Gambit: Siege. This is due out in mass market paper back in the US in July 2010, or hardback if you order it from the Amazon UK site! Our Novel Guide and Timeline has also been updated with the added cover art.

Clone Wars Gambit: Siege

Review: 12" Stormtrooper Commander

Posted by Paul | December 18, 2009 at 05:05 AM EDT |

Some Stormtrooper Commander collectibles have been the center of harsh vocal controversy and criticism in the collecting community. Thankfully Sideshow's interpretation of the character has been free of these unpleasantries, even by those who don't collect the line. Rather, it has been given a warm reception by most. Our Research Droids Reviews takes a look at this stunnning 12" 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.

Research Droids Reviews

12" Stormtrooper Commander

Sideshow Coruscant Clone Trooper 12" Figure Pre-order!

Posted by Chuck | December 17, 2009 at 09:55 PM EDT |

This Weeks Hot Off the Truck Items at Entertainment Earth

Posted by Chuck | December 17, 2009 at 04:02 PM EDT |

Check out what's new in the world of Star Wars with the latest hot off the truck items from Entertainment Earth! And, today is your last chance to get in your orders for the holidays! To guarantee delivery of in-stock merchandise on or before December 24th with FedEx Home Delivery, you must order by 11:59pm Eastern Time on December 17.

Hot off the Truck from Entertainment Earth!

Review: 12" Luke Skywalker/Han Solo (Stormtrooper)

Posted by Paul | December 17, 2009 at 04:10 AM EDT |

We hope you are enjoying the 12" Sideshow Collectibles marathon in our Research Droids Reviews this week. Today we look at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con exclusive, a 12" figure set. And oh how this set impresses! 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

12" Luke Skywalker/Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise)

KOHL's Getting Heavy Supply Of Star Wars Figures!

Posted by Paul | December 16, 2009 at 09:41 PM EDT |

JTA reader Tim Goebel writes in to say "I found the ROTS wave [at KOHL's] on Black Friday and last Friday night. Took advantage of the sale. Actually, Christmastime is the only time I buy SW figures at Kohl's. The midnight sales make 'em more affordable." So there you have it. It appears more and more figures are getting out to KOHL's (as well as many other retailers) and that coupled with great sale prices are making this Fall a very good one for collectors! Thanks Tim!

Sideshow Emperor And Throne Room Chair Gallery!

Posted by Paul | December 16, 2009 at 08:22 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has just released a production gallery of the soon to be pre-ordered Emperor Palpatine and Throne Room chair. The Emperor will retail for $94.99 and the chair will be $139.99. My goodness, these figures just keep getting more and more expensive. Will the armored figures exceed $100 now? These items go up for pre-order on December 18th at 10:00 Am (PST). Be there! Click the thumbnail below to see a nice big image of this spectacular set!  Check out the other images here.

Star Wars Action News - Episode 225

Posted by Chuck | December 16, 2009 at 04:27 PM EDT |

Starting overseas, Star Wars in Concert has been touring the states for many months now. At last that tour has reached the midwest and last week they played in Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. Marjorie, Arnie, and Kubrick Boba attended the concert and are here to give you an in-depth review of the concert and the exhibit outside. And after you've listened, be sure to visit www.swactionnews.com to see all the photos from the event...

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | December 16, 2009 at 09:36 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! And don't forget to put in your own two cents by voting in the poll found at the bottom of each review now!

Research Droids Reviews

Willrow Hood (200th Review) Episode V Concept Art Snowtrooper R2-X2 Snowtrooper HK-50 (Build A Droid) 12" Imperial Shock Trooper 12" Republic Clone Trooper (212th Attack Battalion: Utapau)

Review: Sideshow 12" Darth Vader (Sith Lord)

Posted by Paul | December 16, 2009 at 04:35 AM EDT |

If you allotted yourself one purchase of a Star Wars collectible in the $100-$200 range for your lifetime, we would have to recommend the item that is the focus of today's Research Droids Reviews entry. That's all we will say here. You'll need to read the review for our arguments of why we feel this 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.

Research Droids Reviews

12" Darth Vader (Sith Lord)

The Collectorate Weekly Update

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

Since we opened on November 16th at Midnight, collector support has been overwhelming! We just passed our 500th order! To say thanks and celebrate, the 550th order will receive a $25 gift certificate.
See 550th Order Promotion Details Here!

Buy Both McQuarrie Concept Collection Sets Togehter 'Til Christmas Only $74.99
Buy Both Joker Squad And Crimson Empire Together 'Til Christmas Only $64.99

New Halo Pre-Orders Just Added! Hurry! Quantities Limited!
-Master Chief & Red Team Leader 2-Pack $22.99
-Armor Pack Hayabusa White $22.99
-2-Pack & Armor Pack Together $39.99
-Mongoose With ODST $22.99
-Mongoose with EVA (Yellow) $22.99
-Both Mongoose ODST & EVA Together $39.99
Go Straight To Pre-Orders!

$4.99 shipping is back until Christmas!

The Collectorate

Review: 12" Utapau Clone Trooper (212th Attack Battalion)

Posted by Paul | December 15, 2009 at 03:40 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles introduced the world to the first 12" Utapau Clone Trooper which just so happens to be a fan-favorite clone trooper so it was a smart choice on their part to attack this clone first. Research Droids Reviews looks at this awesome member of the Grand Army of the Republic and we are in complete awe of its magnificence. 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

12" Republic Clone Trooper (212th Attack Battalion: Utapau)

Who R U LRD VADR?

Posted by Paul | December 14, 2009 at 08:03 PM EDT |

This post should prove how much of a geek I am but I just had to share it with you. On my way to Toys R Us, TARGET right before the gym after work (then home), I noticed a very cool license plate on the car directly in front of me. How often do you come across a license plate that pays homage to your favorite Star Wars character? Any way, click through to see the serendipitous coincidence! And fellow Pennsylvannian, if you see this post, e-mail me! (We don't approve of using cell phones while driving folks.)

EE Exclusive Boba Fett and Carbonite Maquette Available

Posted by Chuck | December 14, 2009 at 09:42 AM EDT |

The Entertainment Earth exclusive Boba Fett and Carbonite Maquette is now in stock! Click here to order this awesome piece!

Star Wars Boba Fett and Carbonite Maquette - an EE Exclusive

First Look & Review: 12" Imperial Shock Trooper

Posted by Paul | December 14, 2009 at 03:35 AM EDT |

We are huge Sideshow Collectibles fans here at JTA and we realize that the products that they manufacture aren't the focus of everyone's collection, but we recommend that you will take a few moments to read today's Research Droids Reviews and discover the art, craftsmanship and brilliance of one of their latest and very beautiful 12" figures. Another member of the Grand Army of the Republic sees production as a 12" figure and what an accomplishment it 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.

Research Droids Reviews

12" Imperial Shock Trooper

New Basic Figure Promotion At Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2009 at 12:22 PM EDT |

Toys R Us started a basic figure sale this morning good through December 18th. The promotion is two basic figures for $9.99. Their stock is a little depleted at the moment, but you never know what might show up on shelves with the stores receiving multiple trucks a week now!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | December 13, 2009 at 10:21 AM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of great new preorders and many more new arrivals, also a last minute sale to help out with holiday shopping...

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: HK-50 - LC - Build A Droid

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2009 at 04:05 AM EDT |

After the massive popularity of HK-47, Hasbro decided to go back to the same sculpt and repaint it for another Build A Droid pack-in figure. The new version is pretty cool, albeit not entirely accurate. But does that matter? Research Droids Reviews looks at one of our last Build A Droid figures and determines just how fine it 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.

Research Droids Reviews now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

HK-50 (Build A Droid)

The Force Unleashed II in 2010

Posted by Chuck | December 12, 2009 at 11:05 PM EDT |

Coming soon... The Force Uleashed II... Click the banner below and look for the trailer on December 14th! Can't wait? Stop by YouTube and check out Spike's premiere!

Update: Apparently the Emperor did not want you to see the video early, it has been removed...

We've Updated Our Rumor List! Do You Know Them All?

Posted by Paul | December 12, 2009 at 08:33 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives has updated our RUMOR MILL in our forums today. Check out the updated list and be sure to take a moment to give us your thoughts by weighing in on what we've posted! A lot of cool rumors exist, so make sure you familiarize yourself with them! Click HERE to check out all the official/unofficial goodness!

Found! Resurgence Of The Jedi Battle Packs!

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

Found! We found the brand new Resurgence Of The Jedi Battle Packs set at Toys R Us this morning. Coming out much better than we ever expected, the new portrait on Luke Skywalker is stunning. Be sure to check back as we review this product in our Research Droids Reviews sometime next week. While you wait, click through to see a quick pic!

Galactic Heroes Slave I Arriving In Heavy Numbers!

Posted by Paul | December 12, 2009 at 12:46 PM EDT |

Found! The Galactic Heroes Slave I (in heavy quantities that is) has arrived! While it made elusive appearances in November, Toys R Us is getting very heavy supplies of this awesome toy in their retail stores! Bes sure to add this to your Christmas list - it's amazing! Click through for a quick pic!

Great Octuptarra Special At Walmart.com!

Posted by Paul | December 12, 2009 at 12:35 PM EDT |

In case you didn't get the memo, Walmart.com is running a great special on their exclusive Octuptarra Droid. You can buy two (2) and receive a $10 e-Card for $56. This special is also good on Site to Store purchases as well!

Kohl's Has Star Wars Figures On Sale!

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

KOHL's has Star Wars figures on sale for $6.53 each (they are normally $10.99 - ouch!). Not a lot of variety, but if you have one near you, it might be worth stopping and checking out their stock!

Ultimate Quarter Scale Darth Maul Cheap At TRU!

Posted by Paul | December 12, 2009 at 12:17 PM EDT |

The Ultimate Quarter Scale Darth Maul has been reduced to an all-new low price of $29.98 at Toys R Us. Now is the time to pick it up if you so desire!

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report - Week of December 16, 2009

Posted by Chuck | December 12, 2009 at 09:58 AM EDT |

Lots of information came out of this past Hasbro Q&A from all over the web. In case you missed an important revelation, check out our Headline Report, featuring the important information derived from all the questions from around the collecting community!

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report

Review: Snowtrooper - LC - BD55

Posted by Paul | December 12, 2009 at 03:05 AM EDT |

Holy moly! We went from 0 to 55 (BD55 to be exact) in a very short time. The Empire Strikes Back wave is just starting to hit retail and what a great wave it is, in fact we will say its one of the best waves of the year! Research Droids Reviews looks at the last figure in this wave, a repaint of a popular Imperial soldier. 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Snowtrooper

Droid Parts Giveaway Shipping Delay

Posted by Paul | December 11, 2009 at 10:18 PM EDT |

Just a quick courtesy post for those of you who participated in the Droid Factory droid parts giveaway. There has been a slight delay in the shipment of these. We apologize sincerely for this and please rest assured that they will be going out shortly.

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | December 11, 2009 at 09:06 PM EDT |

Brand new Star Cases for the 2009 Clone Wars, Legacy Collection, and G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra!  Now there can't be any excuses why your Cad Bane has a bent corners.  Only $2.00 each!

Asajj Ventress joins the FX Lightsaber family, the first female lightsaber!  Your girlfriend will certainly love one, if not, she is a Rebel and must be detained immediately.

Also, new Expanded Universe Exclusives that most likely can't be find anywhere else in a couple months.  Make sure to get yours soon!

For more great products from this week's newsletter, click through to the full newsletter right here!

Brian's Toys

Breaking News! EU Wave To Be Last of Legacy Collection

Posted by Nick | December 11, 2009 at 08:31 PM EDT |

We broke the news in our Q&A session with Hasbro. What does this mean for you, the collector? Read on!

2nd Scanning Crew To Suffer Same Fate As Hoth Trooper

Posted by Paul | December 11, 2009 at 11:11 AM EDT |

Hasbro comes clean and confirms our worst fears that the second Imperial Scanning Crew variant is NOT being released in the red Legacy Collection and gives us some smidgen of hope that the figure will see release in 2011. Boo! Hiss! Click through to read the answer Han's Hideout received from Hasbro.

Hasbro Q&A Roundup - Week of December 10th, 2009

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

Check out the latest from Hasbro's most recent round of Q&A sessions as we round it all up from around the Star Wars collecting community for your consideration. It's all right here in our forums.

And be sure to check back soon for our Q&A Headline Report, as we sort through all of the Hasbro Star Wars Q&A sessions for the news you can use!

Hot Off the Truck at Entertainment Earth

Posted by Chuck | December 11, 2009 at 09:01 AM EDT |

From slippers to spuds, check out the latest hot off the truck items from Entertainment Earth...just in time for Christmas!

New items at Entertainment Earth

Review: R2-X2 - LC - BD52

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

Research Droids Reviews looks at a chameleon of an action figure. This droid has gone from black to very dark green in a matter of almost four long (short?) years. Look at why we like this version much better! 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

R2-X2

Sideshow 12" Sandtrooper Corporal Store Exclusive Details

Posted by Chuck | December 10, 2009 at 10:19 PM EDT |

The Sideshow Store Exclusive Sandtrooper Corporal 12-inch Figure is now available for Pre-Order through authorized Sideshow retailers! Click here to find one near you!!

Sandtrooper Corporal 12" Figure

Sideshow 12" Emperor Palpatine & Throne Environment!

Posted by Chuck | December 10, 2009 at 10:15 PM EDT |

Friday, December 18, 2009, is the day you'll want to circle on your calendar because you'll be able to lock-in your Pre-Orders for Sideshow Collectibles' Exclusive Emperor Palpatine 12-inch Figure and Imperial Throne 12-inch Figure Environment. Click through for a sneak peak at the next Star Wars Environment!

Emperor Palpatine 12-inch Figure and Imperial Throne Environment Preview

Sideshow 12" Coruscant Clone Trooper Figure Revealed!

Posted by Chuck | December 10, 2009 at 10:10 PM EDT |

Hot on the heals of the 12" Shocktrooper shipping this week is the announcement of the next clone: 41st Elite Corps: Coruscant Clone Trooper 12-inch Figure. Click here for a preview, and order it when next weeks newsletter launches!

41st Elite Corps: Coruscant Clone Trooper 12-inch Figure Preview

Sideshow PF Luke Skywalker Death Star 2 Tonight!

Posted by Chuck | December 10, 2009 at 06:15 PM EDT |

Don't forget! At the launch of tonights Sideshow Collectibles Newsletter the new Luke Skywalker – Jedi Knight Premium Format Figure will go on sale! Click here to order this awesome figure!

Update: The pre-order is now LIVE!

Pre-order the Luke Skywalker – Jedi Knight Premium Format Figure

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #80

Posted by Chuck | December 10, 2009 at 06:01 PM EDT |

The latest round of answers are back from Hasbro! Click here to find out what they are!

Our Questions... Hasbro's Answers!

Walmart Sale Still On - But Likely Not For Long!

Posted by Paul | December 10, 2009 at 04:02 PM EDT |

From our earlier report, which is old news now, here is proof of the popular $6.00 action figure sale for all Legacy Collection, Saga Legends and The Clone Wars action figures at Walmart!

"Ask Sideshow" December 9th Edition!

Posted by Paul | December 10, 2009 at 03:49 PM EDT |

The December 9th edition of "Ask Sideshow" is now posted! Click through to find out the latest answers!

Celebration V Tickets On Sale!

Posted by Paul | December 10, 2009 at 01:13 PM EDT |

Celebration tickets are on sale! Click the CV logo below for a direct link to the tickets!

Review: Episode V Concept Art Snowtrooper - LC - BD48

Posted by Paul | December 10, 2009 at 04:40 AM EDT |

Ralph McQuarrie isn't the only artist able of inspiring concept art action figures, you know. Joe Johnston has also left an indelible mark on the Star Wars universe. Research Droids Reviews looks at the latest concept art figure based on a character we have received many ways so far, the Episode V Snowtrooper! 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Episode V Concept Art Snowtrooper

Jedi Temple Archives Is Now On Facebook! Add Us!

Posted by Paul | December 09, 2009 at 06:56 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)!

Update: Clone Wars Gambit Novels: Stealth & Siege

Posted by Chuck | December 09, 2009 at 05:28 PM EDT |

Coming this February is Karen Miller's latest addition the The Clone Wars novels: Clone Wars Gambit – Stealth. This is the first in a duology. The second novel (Clone Wars Gambit – Siege), which she just stated is now complete, is scheduled for release next June. Both novels will be released in the U.S. in mass market paperback, but hardcore hardback collectors (like myself) will be happy to know they can get these in hardback on the Amazon UK web site right here!

Hardback version available on Amazon UK

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | December 09, 2009 at 01:31 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! And don't forget to put in your own two cents by voting in the poll found at the bottom of each review now!

Clone Commander Deviss Padmé Amidala Gelagrub Patrol Luke Skywalker AT-AT Driver Zuckuss Cloud City Wing Guard (Sergeant Edian)

200th Review! Willrow Hood - LC - BD53

Posted by Paul | December 09, 2009 at 01:00 AM EDT |

Today marks our 200th entry in our Research Droids Reviews! To celebrate this landmark event, we have an extra special review for you today. The 200th focuses on a figure that is truly the epitome of a Star Wars collector's passion! Willrow Hood has finally been realized in plastic thanks to a very adamant, persistent and persuasive collector! And as an added bonus, Jedi Temple Archives chatted with Jedi Defender's own Scott Pearson, the man himself who really made Willrow Hood a reality by starting a campaign years ago for this fantastic Bespin resident! Be sure to read what we found out from Scott! We hope you thoroughly enjoy today's special review! 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Willrow Hood

New Images: Walmart Exclusive Comic 2-Packs

Posted by Chuck | December 08, 2009 at 04:45 PM EDT |

Check out the latest pictures of the upcoming Walmart Exclusive Comic 2-packs, featuring more EU goodness...

Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil Released Today

Posted by Chuck | December 08, 2009 at 11:47 AM EDT |

Just in time for Christmas, the latest Darth Bane novel is now out! Click here to check out Dynasty of Evil on Amazon.com! Our Novel Timeline has also been updated with the addition!

Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil

Special Report: Dark Horse Graphic Novel Timeline

Posted by Chuck | December 08, 2009 at 10:28 AM EDT |

Calling all EU fans! Our Research Droids have been hard at work lately and have a special treat for you! Navigating the murky waters of Dark Horse Comics can be daunting, but today it just got a little bit easier! We've put together a massive checklist/timeline compiling the extensive collection of Dark Horse Star Wars Trade Paperbacks! This is the place to start if you are looking to start reading or collecting these awesome graphic novels. This, along with our Novel Timeline, will let you put together the ultimate EU collection! Click the banner below to start your journey!

Complete Timeline & Guide to Star Wars Trade Paperbacks

Star Wars Action News - Episode 224

Posted by Chuck | December 08, 2009 at 08:59 AM EDT |

Remember before Star Wars Episode I came out? How fans surfed the net for every scrap of information, every set pic? Freeze-framing the teaser trailer to figure out what was happening? Perhaps the biggest, longest Star Wars tease since Episode I was the oft-teased announcement of Star Wars Celebration V. And now, after what feels like eternity, the information has been revealed. Orlando. August. 4 Days. No one can be more excited than Arnie and Marjorie of Star Wars Action News, and on this week's episode they discuss this news...

Review: Cloud City Wing Guard - LC - BD50

Posted by Paul | December 08, 2009 at 04:10 AM EDT |

Another vintage figure has been made in the modern line (for the first time). Sergeant Edian is the subject of today's Research Droids Reviews entry and we think it is the definitive sculpt for the Bespin Guard, save for one issue. 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Cloud City Wing Guard (Sergeant Edian)

Toys R Us Getting Heavy Shipments Of A New Hope Wave!

Posted by Paul | December 07, 2009 at 09:04 PM EDT |

Toys R Us is getting thoroughly stocked with the A New Hope wave of figures. We saw 4 cases each in two Philly stores. If you still need these and cannot find them at Walmart or TARGET, this is your chance!

The Clone Wars Figures Keep Coming!

Posted by Chuck | December 07, 2009 at 05:34 PM EDT |

The latest figures from The Clone Wars continue to show up on eBay, including the upcoming mail-away figure Nahdar Vebb (carded)... Click below to take a look at these auctions. Look for some of these figures from Wave 6 to be hitting stores any time now!

Commander Bly  Commander Thire's Trooper  Commander Stone  Nahdar Vebb

Oh My! All Droid Parts Have Been Claimed!

Posted by Paul | December 07, 2009 at 12:16 PM EDT |

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Build A Droid free droid part giveaway. All parts have been claimed but stick close to JTA in case we find any more - we will definitely do this again if we find enough parts! Thank you again!

The Collectorate Weekly Update

Posted by Chuck | December 07, 2009 at 11:49 AM EDT |

$4.99 shipping is back until Christmas! Why $4.99 Shipping Is Better Than Free Shipping!

New Star Wars & Halo Pre-Orders Just Added! Hurry! Quanities Limited! Click here for our complete list!

The Collectorate

Review: Zuckuss - LC - BD54

Posted by Paul | December 07, 2009 at 10:37 AM EDT |

From AT-AT Driver to Zuckuss! Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at the infamous bounty hunter, Zuckuss, and loves it, but wonder what it is going to take for Hasbro to stop giving cool action figures skirts (especially when they don't wear them in 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.

Research Droids Reviews now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Zuckuss

Entertainment Earth Exclusive Joker Squad Cheap!

Posted by Chuck | December 06, 2009 at 09:41 AM EDT |

Still haven't picked up the Entertainment Earth Joker Squad exclusive? Wait no more! It's on sale for only $15.99! That's not a bad deal for six figures!

Joker Squad - Dirt Cheap!

Review: AT-AT Driver - LC - BD49

Posted by Paul | December 06, 2009 at 03:20 AM EDT |

Do you believe that almost four years have passed since the 2006 The Saga Collection AT-AT Driver was released? It's true, he came out in January of 2006. Hasbro has made a new version of him from the ground up for the Legacy Collection and the improvements are quite impressive, especially in the helmet. Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at this favorite Imperial and discusses what makes the 2009 version so fine! 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

AT-AT Driver

"Ask Sideshow" December 4th Segment!

Posted by Paul | December 05, 2009 at 10:25 PM EDT |

Sideshow has answered a ton of questions four days in a row! Click thumbnail below for their December 4th answers!

Awesome Behind The Scenes And Rare Photos!

Posted by Paul | December 05, 2009 at 08:02 PM EDT |

We have found an amazing photo bucket/website housed with TONS of behind the scene Star Wars images including many DELETED SCENES. We encourage you all to spend some time and thoroughly enjoy these images as much as we have. If you want to see a Wampa smashing a Snowtrooper, or Luke in his snowspeeder gear firing a huge gun, or a Gamorrean Guard picking his nose - this and MUCH more can be found HERE!

       

       

New Battle Packs Showing Up At Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | December 05, 2009 at 07:19 PM EDT |

Toys R Us is getting heavy supplies of both the Kamino Conflict and Duel On Mustafar Battle Packs. This may be your retailer of choice to get these before Christmas.

New Arrivals at Entertainment Earth

Posted by Chuck | December 05, 2009 at 06:42 PM EDT |

Check out the latest hot off the truck items from Entertainment Earth...

New items at Entertainment Earth

Review: Luke Skywalker - LC - BD51

Posted by Paul | December 05, 2009 at 02:30 AM EDT |

We recommend allowing yourself a little extra reading time for today's Research Droids Reviews entry because we didn't realize we wrote a novella. But the new Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder Pilot) figure is an amazing wonder and easily in the top three of the best figures in the red phase of the Legacy Collection and certainly worthy of such lengthy verbiage. In fact, we included double the photos specifically for your own perusal to make a point of how awesome he is! We hope you share in our excitement! 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Luke Skywalker

FREE Droid Factory Parts Almost Gone - Last Call!

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2009 at 09:48 PM EDT |

Thank you for all the support for this little giveaway. The droid parts are almost gone, but we still have a small list of parts still available. If you need them, contact me ASAP! Click on the Droid Factory logo below to see what extra parts are left. Act quickly!(As always, you can read our thoughts of these awesome droids in our Research Droids Reviews HERE.)

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | December 04, 2009 at 08:43 PM EDT |

This week's newsletter includes a bustling of products that were hits in 2008 and can still be hits with the kids this holiday season!  Look into the Battle at the Sarlic Pit, AT-TE Assault Squad, and much more.

Or perhaps you are looking to spice up your mantle for christmas by getting a Gentle Giant mini bust.  Plenty of mini busts have now been restocked.  Hurry before they are sold out.

Finally, we have plenty of Vintage and carded figures to satisfy the collector in your life. Check out the full newsletter right here!

Brian's Toys

SARLACC Charity Pin Update!

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2009 at 05:03 PM EDT |

The Millennium Falcon has left Echo Base and is on its way! The first batch of Seattle SARLACC's Charity Pins will soon hit their rendezvous with collectors. Click the image below for more information!

New Loose The Clone Wars Figures Appear On eBay!

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

New loose The Clone Wars figure images have appeared on eBay. Click the thumbnail below to see this seller's many auctions of new loose product!

Found! The Empire Strikes Back Wave! It's Out There!

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2009 at 03:15 PM EDT |

We found The Empire Strikes Back (Wave 12) of Legacy Collection in Hamilton, NJ this morning at Walmart! Not only did we find them, but they rang up for $6.00! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Click the thumbnail below to see the awesome proof!

UGH! (And Not The Good Kind!)

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2009 at 02:03 PM EDT |

You just aren't going to believe what we found at our local TARGET this morning. Click through to see the travesty!

Walmart $6.00 Figure Sale Is Nationwide!

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2009 at 01:35 PM EDT |

We bumped into a Hasbro representative at our local Walmart this morning and she confirmed that the Walmart $6.00 figure sale is indeed nationwide. You have already probably figured this out by now, but if not, why are you still reading this? Get to Walmart now. Plus, the new TESB wave is hitting too!

Is Hasbro Caving And Making A Twin Pod Cloud Car?

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2009 at 06:49 AM EDT |

Does Hasbro really have a Twin Pod Cloud Car on tap for the 30th celebration of The Empire Strikes Back? Coreplanets.com has gotten their hands on quite a few prototype images. Let's hope these do see the light of day!

Review: Gelagrub Patrol - LC - Battle Packs

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

New Battle Packs are being found everywhere at retail and Research Droids Reviews looks at one of the latest ones. Find out why we love it and then just like it at the same time. 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Gelagrub Patrol

Sideshow December 3rd "Ask Sideshow" Posted!

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2009 at 10:05 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles answers even more questions! They just released a December 3rd "Ask Sideshow"! They are spoiling us!

Sideshow PF Luke Skywalker Death Star 2 Announced!

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2009 at 10:02 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has JUST ANNOUNCED the Luke Skywalker (Death Star II) Premium Format figure! Prayers have been finally answered!

These ARE The Droids (Parts) You're Looking For!

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2009 at 07:45 PM EDT |

In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, we would like to extend goodwill and cheer in the form of sending some of our extra droid parts out to you for FREE. Obviously those who stick closest to our site will reap the benefits here, but click on the Droid Factory logo below to find out how you can get the opportunity to add these extra Build A Droid parts into your collection and hopefully complete another droid! (As always, you can read our thoughts of these awesome droids in our Research Droids Reviews HERE.)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | December 03, 2009 at 03:37 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

New/Recent Figures Found For $6.00 Each At Walmart

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2009 at 01:53 PM EDT |

We purchased Legacy Collection, Saga Legends and The Clone Wars figures today at our local Walmart and were surprised to discover that they are ringing up at $6.00 even. We do not know how widespread this is, but ours were purchased in the Philly area. While not as enticing as the recent Kmart BOGO or Toys R Us 2 for $11.99, it is still a savings on almost $2 off the MSRP. (We just want you to be aware of all the deals out there.)

Small Update To Walmart BOGO Sets

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2009 at 01:36 PM EDT |

Just a very quick and small update to our previous report, we have also found Wave 2 represented in the Walmart Blockbuster Value! two-packs as well (blue TLC of course). Obi-Wan Kenobi, Clone SCUBA Trooper (which is interesting since he just got rereleased in the red phase), Quarren Soldier and IG Lancer Droid are all being found in these two-packs now.

Another "Ask Sideshow" Segment Posted!

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2009 at 11:47 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles is leaking information left and right! Check out their new set of answers in the December 2nd "Ask Sideshow" segment. Wow, we hope we continue to get new answers daily!

Walmart Getting Heavy Shipments Of New Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2009 at 11:01 AM EDT |

For those of you still looking for the latest wave of Comic Packs, be sure to check your local Walmart. Walmart is getting a ton of them in their stores. It sure looks like as if poor distribution has made for a super heavy Fall release schedule. But at least they are here now, better late than never!

It's Official! Celebration V to be Held in Orlando Next August!

Posted by Chuck | December 03, 2009 at 10:00 AM EDT |

It is rumor no more! The Official Celebration V site has posted the announcement confirming Orlando as the location, and August 12-15 as the dates! Happy birthday to me! Looks like I'll be celebrating my birthday in Orlando!

Click here for the official press release!

Celebration V

The Clone Wars: Episode 30 - Brain Invaders

Posted by Chuck | December 03, 2009 at 08:58 AM EDT |

Clone zombies? Have they gone too far?! Click here for information on this weeks episode: Brain Invaders...

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Celebration V in Orlando? More Rumors Say Yes!

Posted by Chuck | December 03, 2009 at 07:55 AM EDT |

Our friends at GalacticBinder.com have received some inside information that Orlando is indeed going to be the location for Celebration V. While still unconfirmed, this is the second report we've heard for Orlando. Read the full report at Galactic Binder and discuss this in our forums!

Review: Padmé Amidala - TCW - CW35

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2009 at 03:35 AM EDT |

Padmé Amidala gets another place in the action figure line and it is a work of art! Find out in today's edition of Research Droids Reviews why we are envious of this figure's beauty. 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Padmé Amidala

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | December 02, 2009 at 08:19 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! And don't forget to put in your own two cents by voting in the poll found at the bottom of each review now!

R4-P44 (Build A Droid) Leesub Sirln Chewbacca Han Solo R2-D2 Padmé Amidala Stormtrooper

Autograph Bounty Hunter Update 8.07

Posted by Paul | December 02, 2009 at 08:05 AM EDT |

Mark stops in with another awesome announcement from Autograph Bounty Hunter! Check out the Bounty Hunter Update 8.07 for all the details! Get the latest updates at www.bountyhunter.be!

New "Ask Sideshow" Segment Posted!

Posted by Paul | December 02, 2009 at 07:49 AM EDT |

The December 1st "Ask Sideshow" has been posted on the Sideshow Collectibles website. For answers to whether we will see a 12" scale landspeeder, dewback, tauntaun, Count Dooku and many other things like what they may be doing for Empire's 30th anniversary, click through!

Clone Commander Deviss - LC - BD37

Posted by Paul | December 02, 2009 at 03:40 AM EDT |

Clone Commander Deviss is another great "filler" figure for the Legacy Collection, but we want to know where is Commander Bly? We will likely tire you of our non-stop wish to have the brown variant of Commander Bly rereleased, and especially in place of a figure like Deviss. Research Droids Reviews takes a gander at the newly repainted Deviss and it does have some impressive improvements! 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Clone Commander Deviss

Review: Stormtrooper - LC - BD46

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

The fan-favorite VOTC Stormtrooper gets a second chance at retail and the good news is that it will cost you 20% less this time around. Research Droids Reviews takes a good hard look at another rereleased figure. See how it fares this time around! 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 now wants your opinions on the collectibles we review! Be sure to cast your vote! A new poll can be found at the bottom of the review and all it takes is one click for your voice to be heard!

Stormtrooper


 
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