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January 2010

Review: Maris Brood - TAC - 08 11

Posted by Paul | January 31, 2010 at 11:41 AM EDT |

The return of figures based on The Force Unleashed is coming soon to collectors in the form of two new Toys R Us exclusive five-packs! Research Droids Reviews looks at the character that fought alongside Shaak Ti until Ti was unfortunately killed. And, she comes in two different colors to boot! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

What's Kotobukiya Have in Store for Star Wars in 2010?

Posted by Chuck | January 30, 2010 at 09:18 PM EDT |

Aside from the recently released Kotobukiya Chop Sabers, Kotobukiya has been quiet with regards to the future of their Star Wars line... until now. Their recent 2010 Toy Fair Catalog has a small tease concerning the future of their ARTFX line, and their Chop Sabers get a series 2! Click below for all the details, and let's hope that we get to see more in a few weeks in New York!

  

Review: Emperor's Shadow Guard - TAC - 08 14

Posted by Paul | January 30, 2010 at 08:11 PM EDT |

The return of figures based on The Force Unleashed is coming soon to collectors! Research Droids Reviews looks at a popular figure that was part of the first batch. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

TRU $5 FREE Gift Card Promo - Oh So Good For You!

Posted by Paul | January 30, 2010 at 11:51 AM EDT |

There are still ways to grab bargains! Toys R Us has been running a promotion that if the clerk doesn't offer you at checkout batteries, to save 10% or even offer you a rewards card (varies by store), they will give you a $5 gift card. You better believe we were chomping at the bit to see if they screwed up....and they did. We accumulated over $50 total with these FREE $5 gift card and picked up the TRU exclusive TIE Interceptor for mere pennies. We suggest you make it a mission of yours to pay attention during the checkout transaction!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | January 29, 2010 at 08:06 PM EDT |

We tried sending VGA-graded Videogames to customers using a series of warp pipes and tanooki suits, but the hard acrylic cases created transport problems.  I guess we could try wrapping them in durable-denim overalls?  Otherwise, you will just have to get your NES Super Mario Bros VGA 80+ and Metroid VGA 80 by FedEx Ground for free by using code SHIP4FREE (Restrictions apply).

Oh, and SNARF SNARFFF!  The Lion-O Statue has made an appearance and his Sword of Omens is ready to blast some ray of awesome in your life.

Finally, the new Legacy and Clone Wars Waves have been delayed for a few more days.  Apologies for the inconvenience, we finally realized our complex system of warp pipes has performed less than satisfactory. Expect them to ship February 3rd at the latest.

For more great news and what have you, point your clicks here!

Brian's Toys

Why Not Add A Vintage Rocket-Fett To Your Collection?

Posted by Chuck | January 29, 2010 at 03:51 PM EDT |

Vintage Rocket Firing Boba Fett. Never produced for the public, but still considered by many vintage collectors to be the holy grail of vintage figures. Yet, 99% of us die-hard vintage fans can't afford one or don't own one. If you've got a spot in your collection for one of these gems, you can at least fill it with a pretty darn good replica until one happens to fall into your lap. Check out this auction for some pretty sweet L-slot and J-slot replicas, and for only $25. Not too shabby. Now, if you absolutely must have the real deal, well then, click here for a J-slot and here for an L-slot. Clicker beware, sticker shock is inevitable! Don't say I didn't warn you...

Review: Stormtrooper Commander - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | January 29, 2010 at 04:20 AM EDT |

The Stormtrooper Commander is certainly a popular character. And every collectible incarnation of it has the distinction of being an exclusive in one way or another. Research Droids Reviews looks at the latest version of it, a Gentle Giant, Ltd. mini bust (and a StarWarsShop.com exclusive). 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

The Clone Wars: Episode 34 - The Mandalorian Plot

Posted by Chuck | January 28, 2010 at 03:59 PM EDT |

Finally! The Mandalorians! Isn't this what we've been waiting for? Click here for information on this weeks episode: The Mandalorian Plot...

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Vintage Figure Images Leaked! NEW FIGURES!

Posted by Paul | January 28, 2010 at 03:46 PM EDT |

Jedi News has gotten their hands on images of some of the new basic figures! Click throught to check them out!

FACTS 2009 ... I have you now!

Posted by Joris | January 28, 2010 at 03:17 PM EDT |

It's been the better part of a quarter year since the FACTS '09 Convention but I'm pretty sure that you noticed that we didn't yet post our coverage.

Until today, that is ... hit the FACTS button and see how Jedi Temple Archives enjoyed the party in Ghent!

Enjoy the extensive photo report (make sure you click on through to the very end) and then it's waiting until the FACTS 2010 dates will be announced.

Collectors Vs. Cancer Customizing Contest At Yakface.com!

Posted by Paul | January 28, 2010 at 02:08 PM EDT |

Our very good friends at Yakface.com are hosting an awesome customizing challenge to help fight cancer. Read about this noble event in their forums by clicking the thumbnail below.

TARGET Exclusives Hit An All Time Low!

Posted by Paul | January 28, 2010 at 12:05 PM EDT |

The Fall 2009 TARGET exclusives have hit an all time low. The Imperial TIE Fighter is now 75% off ($9.98) and The Clone Wars Battle Packs are ringing up for $6.24. Now is the time to act! Get to TARGET today! Not all stores have these incredible clearance prices, so it will vary by area. We can confirm that most TARGET stores in the Philadelphia, PA area are blowing these out. You can read our in-depth review of the Imperial TIE Fighter HERE too, but you may want to get to TARGET first and read it later to make sure you can get one for so cheap! Click the thumbnail below for the proof.

250th Review! "Big" Millennium Falcon - TLC - Vehicles

Posted by Paul | January 28, 2010 at 03:50 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives is thrilled to present our 250th Research Droids Reviews entry to you today. A landmark review should discuss a landmark product, so we decided to look at the "Big" Millennium Falcon vehicle. If you don't have one of these by now, you should be ashamed of yourself. It is one of the greatest gifts Hasbro has ever given us. (And Hasbro, if you're reading, the Sail Barge would be the only vehicle that could possibly be better!) Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

CW36 Clone Tank Gunner Variation Confirmed!

Posted by Paul | January 27, 2010 at 01:32 PM EDT |

Thanks to a tip from our friends at Rebelscum.com, we have located the variant Clone Tank Gunner with the green-painted triangle on his helmet. But it appears that this variation has been out as far back as November since that is when we purchased our first sample. It is this same sample from where our photos were taken that reflect the green triangle. It also appears this running change is currently appearing in the latest remix wave of The Clone Wars figures. Be sure to also check out our review of this figure HERE.

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | January 27, 2010 at 09:39 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!

      

Latest Gentle Giant Products at Entertainment Earth

Posted by Chuck | January 27, 2010 at 09:06 AM EDT |

Entertainment Earth has the latest items from Gentle Giant up for preorder. Click below to check these out and secure them today!

Slave Leia Animated Maquette  Darth Revan Mini Bust

Review: Boba Fett With Han Solo In Carbonite Maquette

Posted by Paul | January 27, 2010 at 03:50 AM EDT |

So much product, so little time! It is easy to miss some of the best collectibles ever made with all the glut of product out there, but Research Droids Reviews takes some time to look at a return of the Star Wars Animated maquette line to retail with the stunning Boba Fett With Han Solo In Carbonite animated maquette. And it is one of th best pieces we have ever seen from this very small line. 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

Nahdar Vebb Details Posted At HasbroToyShop.com!

Posted by Paul | January 26, 2010 at 11:00 PM EDT |

Do you want the Nahdar  Vebb exclusive action figure? Then click the picture below to learn all about how you can get him! Hasbro Toy Shop has posted all of the details!

Cool Star Wars LEGO and Hasbro Action Figure Dioramas!

Posted by Paul | January 26, 2010 at 10:44 PM EDT |

Do you want to see some pretty cool Star Wars LEGO and Hasbro dioramas? Then be sure to click the thumbnail below to check out some cool artwork. JTA reader ACPin has some cool images to share with everyone!

Visual Guide Update - GG Boba & Han Carbonite Maquette

Posted by Chuck | January 26, 2010 at 04:03 PM EDT |

This might be one of the coolest Animated Maquettes to date! Click below for our ultra-high resolution Enhanced Visual Guide of Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite, an Entertainment Earth exclusive (and still available right here)!

Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite

Jedi News Reporting From UK Toy Fair! New Images!

Posted by Paul | January 26, 2010 at 03:39 PM EDT |

Our colleagues across the pond at Jedi News are attending the UK Toy Fair today. They have gotten their mittens on some pretty cool new images! Click the thumbnail below to check it all out!

AT-TE Half Price At Toys R Us Again!

Posted by Paul | January 26, 2010 at 02:10 PM EDT |

The AT-TE is $49.98 again at Toys R Us brick and mortar stores! If you passed on this multiple times, now may be your last chance. (But who really knows, right?)

PGM Gold Plated Darth Vader Helmet Scaled Replica

Posted by Paul | January 26, 2010 at 12:14 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. has begun processing the PGM exclusive gold plated Darth Vader helmet scaled replica. Be sure to make sure your information is up to date for this very unique collectible!

TRU Exclusive The Force Unleashed Figure Packs 2 of 2

Posted by Chuck | January 26, 2010 at 10:51 AM EDT |

Following up on our previous article, here's a look at the second set from the new The Force Unleased figure packs: Imperial Evo Trooper, Juno Eclipse, Galen Marek (Raxus Prime), Rahm Kota Milita Elite, and Shadow Stormtrooper (clear?)...



Imperial Evo Trooper  Juno Eclipse  Galen Marek (Raxus Prime)  Rahm Kota Milita Elite  Shadow Stormtrooper

Hasbro Running Strange Promotion - FREE Figures!

Posted by Paul | January 26, 2010 at 09:31 AM EDT |

Hasbro is running a very bizarre promotion (well, bizarre in our minds). If you buy qualifying role play accessories, you can get three (3) FREE Saga Legends figures. Boy, they must REALLY be sitting on some major figures! Click the thumbnail below to learn more about it.

Hasbro FREE Figure Giveaway

Physical Proof Of The BAT-AT?

Posted by Paul | January 26, 2010 at 09:27 AM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com have received an image of what may be the Big AT-AT. Click the thumbnail to check it out!

Big AT-AT??

Review: Snowtrooper - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | January 26, 2010 at 05:10 AM EDT |

It's 2010 people! This means it's time to start celebrating the 30th anniversary of Episode V! Research Droids Reviews helps to bring attention to this momentous event and raves about the newest bust from Gentle Giant, Ltd., the Snowtrooper. It's awesome and you should go get 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.

Research Droids Reviews

Visual Guide Update - Gentle Giant Snowtrooper MB

Posted by Chuck | January 25, 2010 at 05:01 PM EDT |

Today we have another mini bust from Gentle Giant, just in time for the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back! Click below for our Enhanced Visual Guide of the Snowtrooper Mini Bust...

Snowtrooper Mini Bust

TRU Exclusive The Force Unleashed Figure Packs 1 of 2

Posted by Chuck | January 25, 2010 at 10:40 AM EDT |

Last week the new The Force Unleashed figures started showing up on eBay. Today we take a look at the first of two figure packs exclusive to Toys R Us. Click each figure below for a closer look at the figures from the first set: Imperial Jumptrooper, Proxy, Galen Marek (Mandalorian Armor), Felucian Warrior, and Shadow Stormtrooper...



Imperial Jumptrooper  Proxy  Galen Marek (Mandalorian Armor)  Felucian Warrior  Shadow Stormtrooper

Review: Stormtrooper Commander - TAC - GameStop

Posted by Paul | January 25, 2010 at 04:05 AM EDT |

Could the 30th Anniversary Collection GameStop exclusive Stormtrooper Commander be the worst handled action figure exclusive of our time? We think it's certainly close. Today's Research Droids Reviews entry looks at a great figure that didn't get a fair chance with it's first time at retail and is ironically a current "peg wamer" at Star Wars Shop right now (but in different packaging). In fact, they were giving him away for free with some promotions. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format C-3PO/R2-D2 Update

Posted by Chuck | January 24, 2010 at 11:51 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has posted a minor update in the Collection Blog on the upcoming C-3PO and R2-D2 Premium Format figures. While R2 looks like a cardboard stand-in, C-3PO is coming along nicely! Click below to check it out for yourself!

Review: Republic Commando Sev - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | January 24, 2010 at 02:34 PM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews finishes our Republic Commando Gentle Giant, Ltd. mini bust marathon. Today's final update looks at Sev. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Become A Fan On Jedi Temple Archives' Facebook Page!

Posted by Paul | January 23, 2010 at 08:47 PM EDT |

Don't forget that Jedi Temple Archives has our own page on Facebook. Check us out here. Read about all of our exciting updates there (and be sure to add yourself as one of our fans)!

Review: Republic Commando Scorch - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | January 23, 2010 at 04:38 PM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews continues our Republic Commando Gentle Giant, Ltd. mini bust marathon. Today we look at Scorch, first immortalized in collectible form as a Hasbro action figure! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Visual Guide Update - GG Republic Commando Sev

Posted by Chuck | January 23, 2010 at 03:06 PM EDT |

Republic Commanodo Sev is our final update, completing the squad of Gentle Giant Republic Commando Mini Busts. RC-1207, also known as Delta-07 and Sev, was a clone commando and a sharpshooter in Delta Squad of the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. He was often referred to by his nickname of Sev, especially by his squad mates, and was well known for his morbid sense of humor. Click below for our Enhanced Visual Guide featuring this highly detailed mini bust...

Republic Commando Scorch Mini Bust

Brand New All-Star Wars "Ask Sideshow" Segment!

Posted by Paul | January 22, 2010 at 11:56 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has posted a MASSIVE Star Wars "Ask Sideshow" segment today. There are a ton of questions answered! Be sure to check it out!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | January 22, 2010 at 11:53 PM EDT |

Someone dreamed last night that a a bottle floated along the coastline.  I picked it up and discovered that it was a Message in a Bottle.  It read:

"Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light.  Instead, check out Brian's Toys for the latest and greatest Star Wars products known to man.  Including a Sideshow 12" Clone Trooper AOTC, a Gentle Giant Wampa Statue, and some of the most incredible vintage items.

Or how about the GI Joe Past & Present Rockslide ATV? Or maybe the set of fourteen 12-Back AFA Graded figures?  Whatever you fancy, I hope this letter finds you well.  Right now, I need to tell Chewbacca 'Don't Stand so Close to Me'

For more great news and what have you, point your clicks here!

Brian's Toys

New, Loose The Force Unleashed Figures On eBay!

Posted by Paul | January 22, 2010 at 11:22 AM EDT |

New The Force Unleashed figures have made their way to eBay! Check out seller E_only for many others! These are certainly very cool figures!

UPDATE: We keep looking at these auctions and are discovering more information. It looks like the set will include a Felucian Warrior, a new Juno Eclipse, Proxy and a Shadow Stormtrooper. Stick close to JTA as we follow this story.

Visual Guide Update - GG Republic Commando Scorch

Posted by Chuck | January 22, 2010 at 09:57 AM EDT |

Continuing our run of Gentle Giant Republic Commandos, click below for the third in this incredible series: Scorch. RC-1262, also known as Scorch or Delta 62, was a clone commando in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. Scorch was the squad's demolitions expert, and loved annihilating anything that came in reach.

Republic Commando Scorch Mini Bust

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | January 22, 2010 at 09:52 AM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals and many more preorders.  There is a ton of great stuff this week so be sure to check through the complete list!

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Republic Commando Fixer - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | January 22, 2010 at 03:35 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews continues our Republic Commando Gentle Giant, Ltd. mini bust marathon. Today we look at Fixer, another amazing feat of polystone art. We will be looking at each one individually each day until we are done this week. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Support the Haiti Relief Effort by Buying Star Wars!

Posted by Chuck | January 21, 2010 at 05:53 PM EDT |

Make sure you stop by eBay when doing your Star Wars shopping and check out what they have available for the Haiti Relief in the Star Wars collecting category. If you are going to buy it, why not support a good cause in the process! And, make sure you stop by this auction for a Gentle Giant Obi-Wan Kenobi Clone Armor Mini Bust.

Clinton Bush Haiti Fund     American Red Cross

Visual Guide Update - GG Republic Commando Fixer

Posted by Chuck | January 21, 2010 at 02:56 PM EDT |

Next up for the Republic Commando Mini Busts is Fixer. Click below for our Enhanced Visual Guide of this amazing mini bust! RC-1140, also known as Delta-40 and Fixer, was an elite clone commando in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. Although he hated the use of nicknames, he was known as Fixer to the other commandos in his squad, because of his talent for fixing and slicing all things mechanical.

Republic Commando Fixer Mini Bust

Review: Republic Commando Boss - Mini Busts

Posted by Paul | January 21, 2010 at 03:15 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews is raving mad over the new Republic Commando mini busts from Gentle Giant, Ltd. They are completely awesome! Starting today for the next four days we will be looking at each one individually. Here we go! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

The Clone Wars: Episode 33 - Lightsaber Lost

Posted by Chuck | January 20, 2010 at 04:42 PM EDT |

How does a Jedi get her pocket picked? There's no way this one survives Order 66! Click here for information on this weeks episode: Lightsaber Lost...

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

TARGET Geonosis Arena Showdown Sets $6.99!

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2010 at 04:37 PM EDT |

The TARGET exclusive Geonosis Arena Showdown sets are ringing up at an incredible $6.99 each. No red tags in sight, it looks to be the new price to this two-pack. Now is the time to pick them up and be sure to check out our Research Droids Reviews on all six HERE if you need help making up your mind!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2010 at 04:01 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 Index

      

Visual Guide Update - GG Republic Commando Boss

Posted by Chuck | January 20, 2010 at 02:46 PM EDT |

The Republic Commandos are arriving this week to those that ordered them through their PG membership on Gentle Giant's web site. This set has been highly anticipated, and for good reason! Click below for our first Enhanced Visual Guide release: Boss. Stay tuned for the rest of the set, as well as our Research Droids Reviews... All due this week!

Republic Commando Boss Mini Bust

New Loose Figures Available on eBay!

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2010 at 10:20 AM EDT |

eBay seller tunghori has new figures available for purchase! Click the thumbnails below to check out these auctions!

       

First Look & Review: 12" Clone Trooper (Phase I Armor)

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2010 at 03:55 AM EDT |

It's Sideshow Collectibles' first 12" figure for 2010! The Republic Clone Trooper (Phase I Armor) from Attack Of The Clones is a great introduction to what will come down the pike this year. Be sure to read our Research Droids Reviews entry today to check out this very cool figure. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews12" Republic Clone Trooper (Phase I Armor)

Yakface.com Gets Additional Info On Leaked Information

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2010 at 09:58 PM EDT |

Our good friends at Yakface.com have gotten some additional information on a lot of the information that has leaked over the last few weeks. Be sure to stop by and check out the latest information.

Star Wars Action News - Episode 229

Posted by Chuck | January 19, 2010 at 11:33 AM EDT |

Since 1977 Star Wars fans have wanted to use the Force, be it squeezing fingers together to imagine choking a despotic boss or waving our hands so automatic doors open at the grocery store. But this was all taken one step further when Uncle Milton released their Star Wars Force Trainer, supposedly allowing Star Wars fans to use their mind to control a floating Jedi Training Remote. Arnie and Marjorie have put this "fun-ducational" toy through the paces, and report back on their findings on this week's podcast...

Star Wars Action News

Review: Ecliptic Evader TIE Fighter - TLC - Previews

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2010 at 05:10 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews looks at probably one of the weakest exclusives Hasbro released in The Legacy Collection and probably the weakest of all time in today's entry. Sorry if you're a fan of Star Wars: Empire, but we just didn't light up for this exclusive. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids ReviewsEcliptic Evader TIE Fighter

Resurgence Of The Jedi Battle Packs Found At TARGET!

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2010 at 08:39 PM EDT |

JTA reader Jim Decke writes in to let us know that he found the Resurgence Of The Jedi Battle Packs set at TARGET today. This nearly impossibleto find set is still shipping one per case in one remix case so be sure to check your local TARGET for it, you just never know what you may find! Be sure to check out our thoughts on this magnificent piece by checking out our Research Droids Review on it. It is one of Hasbro's finest sets to date indeed!

Visual Guide Update - Sideshow 12 inch Shock Trooper

Posted by Chuck | January 18, 2010 at 07:55 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles' 1/6 scale Clone Troopers have set the bar pretty high, and the Imperial Shock Trooper is no exception! Click below for our newly added Enhanced Visual Guide of this awesome figure! Want more information on this figure? Stop by and read our Research Droid Review right here!

Imperial Shock Trooper

Collectors Vs. Cancer Customizing Contest At Yakface.com!

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2010 at 07:25 PM EDT |

Our very good friends at Yakface.com are hosting an awesome customizing challenge to help fight cancer. Read about this noble event in their forums by clicking the thumbnail below.

Become A Fan On Jedi Temple Archives' Facebook Page!

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2010 at 01:48 PM EDT |

Don't forget that Jedi Temple Archives has our own page on Facebook. Check us out here. Read about all of our exciting updates there (and be sure to add yourself as one of our fans)!

Review: Imperial TIE Fighter - LC - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2010 at 03:40 AM EDT |

Do you believe Hasbro gave us the best version yet of the Imperial TIE Fighter based on Episode IV with the 2009 TARGET exclusive? And did you know that the Black Three TIE Fighter Pilot is the very first TIE Fighter Pilot we see in Episode IV? It's true. Today's Research Droids Reviews entry looks at this beautiful exclusive and we even have a snapshot from the film just to prove that the pilot with the "ace" stripes is indeed in the film (we got it right off of our DVD)! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids ReviewsImperial TIE Fighter

Breaking News: Hasbro 2010 Marketing Plan Schedule

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2010 at 04:56 AM EDT |

OK folks, we have more information for you! Our Research Droids have been hard at work and have come across another tidbit of very exciting information for the 2010 Hasbro product year!

Update: Images and information removed via Hasbro's Request                                                         25 HOLOCRONS

Review: Mustafar Panning Droid - TAC - 08 08

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2010 at 04:20 AM EDT |

Doesn't it just plain stink when Hasbro creates a great accessory for a figure but then decides to pull it last minute due to tooling costs? But it doesn't stink for too long if that accessory gets released in another fashion. Today's Research Droids Reviews entry looks at not one but two accessories that were released together to make a brand new figure. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids ReviewsMustafar Panning Droid

Visual Guide Update - Sideshow 12 inch Obi-Wan Kenobi

Posted by Chuck | January 16, 2010 at 07:09 PM EDT |

In todays Visual Guide Update we take a detailed look at 'Old Ben'. With incredible detail, Sideshow captures the true essense of the character that started it all with his short tease about the Old Republic. For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times, before the Empire.

Obi-Wan Kenobi – Jedi Master

TARGET Grows Weary Of Exclusives - Mark Down Insanity!

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2010 at 11:35 AM EDT |

We suggest getting to your local TARGET store as soon as possible. You already know about the $12.48 Jabba's Rancor With Luke Skywalker, but the Ambush At Abregado and Assault on Ryloth exclusive Battle Packs have been marked down to $17.48 each and perhaps most exciting of all is the exclusive Imperial TIE Fighter for $27.48. Act now or forever miss holding these pieces!

UPDATE: Our friends at Rebelscum.com are reporting that some stores have reduced the Imperial TIE Fighter and exclusive Battle Packs down 50%. Apparently final prices will vary by area!

Jabba's Rancor For $12.48 - 75% Off!

Posted by Chuck | January 16, 2010 at 11:07 AM EDT |

The clearance deals continue to show up! This morning in PA the Jabba's Rancor was found for a mere $12.48! Every single TARGET store we went to had this price. It may be a national clearance price. Despite what Jabba says, apparently there will be a bargain!

Jabba's Rancor Clearance

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - TAC - 08 01

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2010 at 08:21 AM EDT |

The very first figure figure of 2008 was quite an opening number! Check out today's Research Droids Reviews entry because this is a figure that all should love! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids ReviewsObi-Wan Kenobi

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | January 15, 2010 at 11:37 PM EDT |

Sideshow is sold out of it. Stores just don't have it.  But Brian's Toys does! We have recently restocked many of our Sideshow Collectibles items, new and old.  Limited quantities are available. By that, we mean 1 or 2.  So if you are collecting these articulated works of art, you better get on the move!

Great news from the war front! Reports tell us our young men and women are fighting hard to bring you 2010 Clone Wars Waves 1 and 2. Expect these figures to ship out by Janurary 29th.

For more great news and what have you, point your clicks here!

Brian's Toys

Review: Darth Vader - TAC - 08 02

Posted by Paul | January 15, 2010 at 06:05 AM EDT |

Darth Vader? Anakin Skywalker? You take your pick, but be sure to check out today's Research Droids Reviews entry because we look at a fine version of this great main character of the Star Wars saga. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids ReviewsDarth Vader

Sideshow Diorama Princess Leia VS Jabba Preorder!

Posted by Chuck | January 14, 2010 at 09:57 PM EDT |

The latest preorder from Sideshow Collectibles is now live! Click here for the Princess Leia VS Jabba the Hutt! If you don't, You're Going to Regret This!

Princess Leia VS Jabba the Hutt

This Week's SWAN Episode - Highly Recommended!

Posted by Paul | January 14, 2010 at 07:13 PM EDT |

We highly suggest taking some time out of your schedule and listen to the latest SWAN podcast. Our close friends at SWAN discuss the many rumors that hit the web the past week including JTA's Big AT-AT story in addition to a phenomenal and intriguing commentary of what Arnie and Marjorie think some of the reasons are behind the upcoming rumored vintage line. Their points are made very well and we think the overall summary is impressive. Be sure to listen, we know you will thoroughly enjoy it!

Visual Guide Update - Gentle Giant Yak Face MB

Posted by Chuck | January 14, 2010 at 06:50 PM EDT |

Todays Visual Guide features the 2009 Gentle Giant Holiday Edition Yak Face. Available to Premeire Guild members, this year's Holiday Edition for the first time comes as a Deluxe Mini Bust. You can either display him in a standard ROTJ pose, or a holiday themed pose complete with magnetic antlers. Click below to check out our high resolution Enhanced Visual Guide, and make sure you check out our Research Droids Review right here for even more in-depth information on this very limited collectible...

Yak Face Mini Bust

Review: Rebel Pilot Legacy (Series II) - TLC - Evolutions

Posted by Paul | January 14, 2010 at 05:05 AM EDT |

The Evolutions line is currently in retirement and the newest Walmart exclusive sets are currently sitting at clearance for $12.48 a piece. But The Legacy Collection provided us with some of the best ones ever including the one featured in today's Research Droids Reviews entry. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids ReviewsRebel Pilot Legacy (Series II)

2010 The Clone Wars Packaging Officially Announced!

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2010 at 09:38 PM EDT |

StarWars.com has officially announced the new packaging for the 2010 The Clone Wars line! Click the thumbnail below to read all about how the concept was designed and for additional pictures!

2010 Packaging Officially Announced!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | January 13, 2010 at 06:07 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals, more new preorders, and our latest sale.
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Big Bad Toy Store

Visual Guide Update - Sideshow 12-inch Ki-Adi-Mundi

Posted by Chuck | January 13, 2010 at 03:46 PM EDT |

Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi is featured in today's Visual Guide Update! Check out another must-have Jedi Council Member from Sideshow Collectibles' 12" line! You can also find our exclusive Sideshow Spec Sheet in the Enhanced Visual Guide, featuring all the details on this awesome collectible! Click below to open the Enhanced Visual Guide...

Ki-Adi-Mundi – Jedi Master

Hasbro's Fans' Choice Figure Poll - THE RESULTS

Posted by Nick | January 13, 2010 at 01:34 PM EDT |

Hasbro and ToyFare magazine have published the results of the 2009 Fans' Choice Figure Poll. You may have already read about who took the top spot, but where did everyone else rank? We have them ranked in order with the percentages of the votes they received! Read on!

Submit your Choices!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2010 at 10:18 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 Index

Wedge Antilles' X-wing Starfighter 12" Grand Admiral Thrawn Garindan (Mini Bust) 12" Imperial Stormtrooper Shield Generator Assault Dagger Squadron B-wing Fighter Rebel Pilot Legacy

JTA's Hasbro Top 10 Wish List For Toy Fair 2010!

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2010 at 09:43 AM EDT |

Today marks the 30 day count down to the very exciting Toy Fair 2010 trade show event in NYC. Jedi Temple Archives will be there live to report on the latest news that Hasbro and all other major licenses will be presenting to collectors for the upcoming calendar year. We suspect that there will be a wealth of information, but we developed our own Top 10 wish list of both what we want Hasbro to show-off/confirm as well as some ideas of what they can do before year end to make the 30th anniversary of The Empires Strikes Back one of the best Star Wars anniversaries of all time. We are sure there are some things they haven't considered yet, so we are giving them some ideas! Click through to read all about it!

Toy Fair 2010

Bad "Nu"s For Jedi Temple Archives Librarian Lovers!

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2010 at 08:49 AM EDT |

It is a sad day. Our beloved Jedi Temple Archives librarian Jocasta Nu did not win in the Fans' Choice Poll, but came in at #2. Some chick named Bastila "something" won instead. Boo-hiss! But be sure to check back here at JTA when we run through the ranking of who made and who didn't. We hope a #2 placement will still warrant a chance for Hasbro to tool her for release!

Review: The Padmé Amidala Legacy - Evolutions

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2010 at 04:40 AM EDT |

How awesome is it to get three figures at once in one package of our favorite queen and heroine? The Evolutions line gave this to us and gave it to us good! Today's entry in our Research Droids Reviews looks at this great trio of Padmé Amidala! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids ReviewsThe Padmé Amidala Legacy

Star Wars Action News - Episode 228

Posted by Chuck | January 12, 2010 at 03:28 PM EDT |

It's a new year, and it's time for a new episode of Star Wars Action News! And this week's episode is all about collecting in 2010.

Various Star Wars collecting websites have been breaking tons of news about Hasbro Star Wars toys in 2010 and what's new is...vintage? And the return of the Ultimate Galactic Hunt? Plus a giant, $100 AT-AT! Marjorie and Arnie run down the highlights of this news and give you their impressions of what the best news is...

Star Wars Action News

Review: Rebel Pilot Legacy - TLC - Evolutions

Posted by Paul | January 12, 2010 at 04:05 AM EDT |

Love them or hate them (we love them), the Evolutions sets give you three awesomely articulated figures at once. Today's entry in our Research Droids Reviews looks at a group of Rebel Alliance pilots. And you may not even realize that the female X-wing pilot was indeed in the film (or at least a cut scene). Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids ReviewsRebel Pilot Legacy

Review: Dagger Squadron B-wing Fighter - TLC - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | January 11, 2010 at 10:07 AM EDT |

The B-wing fighter is a very awesome vehicle whose screen time was cut short in Return Of The Jedi. Today's Research Droids Reviews entry looks at an Expanded Universe interpretation of this sleek vehicle. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids ReviewsDagger Squadron B-wing Fighter

Jedi Temple Archives Special Reports Section

Posted by Paul | January 10, 2010 at 04:05 PM EDT |

Our 2010: The Year We Make The Rest (vintage update) special report has been archived in our Special Reports section. Click the thumbnail below to see where we archive this and all of our other special reports.

Jedi Templea Archives Special Reports

Review: Shield Generator Assault - TLC - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | January 10, 2010 at 03:45 AM EDT |

Today's Research Droids Reviews entry looks at the first Battle Packs set that was the precedent to change the rest of the platform forever (and not really for the better). But it is an awesome set nonetheless. Click on the Research Droids banner for our index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids ReviewsShield Generator Assault

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | January 09, 2010 at 08:19 PM EDT |

Brian's Toys has the latest Sideshow pre-orders up as well as plenty of Legacy and Clone Wars to choose from! And, if that isn't enough then browse through their extensive Vintage collection for loose, carded, AFA, and more!

For more great items, check out our newsletter right here!

Brian's Toys

Toyark.com Has More New Images Of What's Coming!

Posted by Paul | January 09, 2010 at 11:07 AM EDT |

ToyArk.com comes through again with additional visual confirmation of what was first reported on Yakface.com of the new line look (but it appears that this is true only for The Clone Wars line.

Review: 12" Imperial Stormtrooper - Sideshow Collectibles

Posted by Paul | January 09, 2010 at 03:40 AM EDT |

The 12" Imperial Stormtrooper from Sideshow Collectibles started it all for the Militaries Of Star Wars line. Our Research Droids Reviews takes a look at this awesome 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 Index12" Imperial Stormtrooper

More Info On Vintage - AT-AT Walker Looks Confirmed!

Posted by Paul | January 09, 2010 at 12:48 AM EDT |

Straight from ToyArk.com, they have an image on the vintage line coming out with additional details. Stop by and check them out!

More News Breaks: Boba Fett Mail-Away - Vintage Returns!

Posted by Paul | January 09, 2010 at 12:20 AM EDT |

New information has been posted and still coming in:

BASIC FIGURES 087-06-1351 - 3.75 VINTAGE - $7.99 Vintage cardbacks for this year's basic figure collection. It looks like all basic figures will follow in the previously styled VOTC/VTSC format.

  • Collector-focused sku
  • Collection of collector friendly characters
  • Prequel trilogy figures will be on vintage cardbacks for the first time.
  • Ultimate Galactic Hunt (foiled packaging) returns
There will also be a Boba Fett vintage mail away for 2010

New FX lightsaber WITH removable blade.
Check out this link at Toyark.com! They are getting more and more information on the 2010 product year.

Fans' Choice Figure Poll Winner - A Preview

Posted by Nick | January 08, 2010 at 08:50 PM EDT |

The winner of 2009's Hasbro Star Wars Fans' Choice Figure Poll is on the verge of being announced! And in anticipation of that news Jedi Temple Archives has an exclusive interview with Toyfare magazine editor Justin Aclin. What did he have to say about the Fans' Choice Poll?

Read on!

Submit your Choices!

Most TARGET Stores Have Rancor For Under $25

Posted by Paul | January 08, 2010 at 02:26 PM EDT |

We have discovered that most TARGET locations have leveled the clearance playing field and marked the Jabba's Rancor With Luke Skywalker down to a very palatable $24.98. Now is your chance. If you need some convincing, you can always check our review and see what our thoughts are on it!

The Clone Wars Wave 7 on eBay!

Posted by Chuck | January 08, 2010 at 01:13 PM EDT |

eBay seller tunghori once again has the latest Clone Wars figures at his store. Click below to check out Wave 7!

Anakin Skywalker (Cold Weather Gear)  Thi-Sen  Commander Stone  Darth Sidious  Commander TX-20

Review: Garindan (Long-Snoot) - Mini Busts - Gentle Giant

Posted by Paul | January 08, 2010 at 11:48 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews looks at a beautiful mini bust today. Garindan is a bit of an unexpected but welcomed choice in the mini bust line, but he is very hard to find! 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 IndexGarindan (Mini Bust)

Hot Off the Truck at Entertainment Earth!

Posted by Chuck | January 08, 2010 at 10:16 AM EDT |

Check out the latest Star Wars items hot off the truck from Entertainment Earth!

Hot off the Truck from Entertainment Earth!

Review: 12" Grand Admiral Thrawn - Sideshow Exclusive

Posted by Paul | January 07, 2010 at 04:22 PM EDT |

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something Grand Admiral Thrawn. Check out one of the most awesome 12" figures yet released by Sideshow Collectibles! Our Research Droids Reviews takes a look at this stunning 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 IndexGrand Admiral Thrawn

Free Stormtrooper Commander at Star Wars Shop

Posted by Chuck | January 07, 2010 at 01:42 PM EDT |

Been putting off picking up the Stormtrooper Commander figure? SWS.com is giving them away free with orders over $40! Even better, spend over $80 and they will throw in another random figure! Click below for the deal!

Star Wars Shop

Star Wars Action News Podcasts to Tide You Over!

Posted by Chuck | January 07, 2010 at 01:21 PM EDT |

There's a lot going on in Star Wars collecting as we approach the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Action News will be back with a new episode this coming Monday to review all the latest news and review some new items! But if you need something to tide you over until that new episode, there are other Star Wars Action News podcasts you can check out!

Star Wars Action News

Become A Fan On Jedi Temple Archives' Facebook Page!

Posted by Paul | January 07, 2010 at 10:39 AM EDT |

Don't forget that Jedi Temple Archives has our own page on Facebook. Check us out here. Read about all of our exciting updates there (and be sure to add yourself as one of our fans)!

Breaking News: Hasbro 2010

Posted by Paul | January 07, 2010 at 06:31 AM EDT |

Our Research Droids tracked down some rumors about a new 2010 AT-AT Walker vehicle... This will undoubtedly be an exciting year if things like this are coming! We hope you enjoy!

Update: Images and information removed via Hasbro's Request

                                                        50 HOLOCRONS

Sponsor Announcement: Saber Stand Force FX Stands

Posted by Chuck | January 06, 2010 at 11:45 PM EDT |

Don't forget to stop by our sponsor Saber Stand and check out their unique vertical Force FX Lightsaber display stands! Their elegant design really showcases your sabers! Click below for more information and image gallaries!

Saber-Stand Force FX Lightsaber Stands

Thievery Threatens The Collecting Universe!

Posted by Paul | January 06, 2010 at 04:16 PM EDT |

JTA reader Rick Cross sends us a disturbing image of what he is finding in his area of the country. Fellow collectors, please report these things to store managers as you find them. Click through to see the madness!

More Old Stuff Hits On Top Of BOGO Blockbuster Sets!

Posted by Paul | January 06, 2010 at 04:02 PM EDT |

JTA reader jloshelder writes in to say: "You know things are bad when you can't find anything new in Texas. Around here you can't throw a rock without hitting a Super Target or Super Walmart. For months we've been drowning in The Clone Wars and Saga Legends with no room for new BAD figures 'cause the shelves are still filled with the blue/white waves. I hit three Walmarts and two Targets today, finding only remnants of the New Hope BAD waves, before running into this at a Walmart:

Old Stuff

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | January 06, 2010 at 12:16 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 Index

C-3PX (Build A Droid) Commander Gree Battle-Damaged Darth Vader Imperial EVO Trooper Kashyyyk Trooper AT-AT Driver (Mini Bust) Battle At The Sarlacc Pit

Autograph Bounty Hunter Update 8.09

Posted by Paul | January 06, 2010 at 11:30 AM EDT |

Mark stops in with another awesome announcement from Autograph Bounty Hunter including John Dykstra!! Check out the Bounty Hunter Update 8.09 for all the details! Get the latest updates at www.bountyhunter.be!

Review: Wedge Antilles' X-wing Starfighter - LC - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | January 06, 2010 at 10:11 AM EDT |

Some exclusives really can impress us don't you think? Today's Research Droids Reviews entry looks at a fantastic one and we recommend that you pick one up for yourself too! Click on the Research Droids banner for our index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews IndexWedge Antilles' X-wing Starfighter

Target DPCIs Reveal New Developments

Posted by Nick | January 05, 2010 at 08:10 PM EDT |

A couple of days ago the fine folks over at Bantha Skull revealed some new information about some Target DPCI numbers. We've conducted our own investigative report and there are some surprising revelations.

Wedge Antilles' X-wing Starfighter Finally Hits Clearance!

Posted by Paul | January 05, 2010 at 07:10 PM EDT |

We have not seen this posted anywhere yet (we could be wrong about that) but we found the Wedge Antilles' X-wing Starfighter TARGET exclusive on sale today for $34.98 (30% off). If you have been holding out for clearance, now is the time to act! Click through as usual!

Wedge Antilles X-wing Sale At TARGET!

Next! A New Hope Wave, It's Your Turn!

Posted by Paul | January 05, 2010 at 06:58 PM EDT |

A New Hope wave of the Legacy Collection, tag, you're it! Just found at TARGET today were the figures in the A New Hope wave in the Blockbuster Value sets. Those of you who either couldn't find these or waited, count yourselves very, very lucky! Click through as usual!

A New Hope Wave Blockbuster Value!

Collectors Vs. Cancer Customizing Challenge!

Posted by Paul | January 05, 2010 at 02:25 PM EDT |

Our very good friends at Yakface.com are hosting an awesome customizing challenge to help fight cancer. Read about this noble event in their forums by clicking the thumbnail below.

Review: Battle At The Sarlacc Pit - TLC - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | January 05, 2010 at 10:36 AM EDT |

Isn't it a shame when an exclusive exceeds expectations in some ways and then makes us scratch our heads in others? Today's Research Droids Reviews entry is a good example of both. The Battle At The Sarlacc Pit Battle Packs TARGET exclusive delivered some impressive things and then some terrible things as well! 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

Battle At The Sarlacc Pit

The Collectorate Weekly Update

Posted by Chuck | January 04, 2010 at 11:59 AM EDT |

UPS & Postal Shipping Rates Go Up Starting January 4th, So Our $7.99 Shipping Is Staying One More Week Thur January 10th! As Many As You Want Just $7.99 Shipping! Get All The Details On $7.99 Shipping Here!

If You Haven't Ordered From Us Yet, You're Missing Awesome Customer Service! See What Collectors Are Saying About Us!

Check Our Pre-Order Pricing! You Won't Be Disappointed!

  • Clone Wars Pre-Order! Wave 11 or 12 Sealed Case $99.99, Wave 11 Set of 4 Figures $54.99, Wave 12 Set of 5 Figures $63.74.
  • Legacy Collection Pre-Order! Wave 12 or 13 Sealed Case $99.99, Wave 12 Set of 8 Figures $69.99, Wave 13 Set of 6 Figures $59.99.

Check Out Our Pre-Order Pricing Here!

The Collectorate

Menacing Distribution Reaps Benefits For Collectors!

Posted by Paul | January 04, 2010 at 10:59 AM EDT |

Do you want to know why some waves of the Legacy Collection have been quite hard to find? It's because they have been rotting in warehouses. Hasbro then panics that they have umpteen million cases of figures and then releases them as a 2 for 1 special. Will the distribution woes never end? Today we found The Phantom Menace wave in the bargain Blockbuster Value! sets at Walmart this morning after just recently finding the Return Of The Jedi wave in this same fashion. We suppose The Empire Strikes Back and Expanded Universe waves should be next! We don't mean to be so sarcastic, but the current "replenish system" just isn't working Hasbro! And we don't want poor distribution to kill the line! Click through to see the bittersweet find!

The Phantom Menace Wave Cheap!

Review: AT-AT Driver - Gentle Giant, Ltd. - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | January 04, 2010 at 03:15 AM EDT |

Every year seems to have a focus on a certain Star Wars character. 2009 seemed to be the year of the AT-AT Driver. Gentle Giant, Ltd. made a beautiful mini bust and it is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews entry for today. Be sure to stop by and check it out! 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

AT-AT Driver (Mini Bust)

StarWars.com Recaps The Best Of 2009

Posted by Paul | January 03, 2010 at 07:56 PM EDT |

StarWars.com posted a nice recap of the best things Star Wars in 2009. Not a complete focus on toys, but a great article nonetheless. Click the thumbnail below to check it out!

Sideshow Announces Jabba Versus Slave Leia Dio!

Posted by Paul | January 03, 2010 at 02:22 PM EDT |

The 12 Days of Sideshow continue to impress! Just announced is the gorgeous Slave Leia Versus Jabba the Hutt! You just have got to check this piece out!

Jabba Versus Slave Leia Diorama

LC - The Empire Strikes Back Wave Strikes Back!

Posted by Paul | January 03, 2010 at 02:01 PM EDT |

Still having trouble finding The Empire Strikes Back wave of the Legacy Collection? Fear not! Walmart is getting end cap units FULL of this wave. And don't forget that some Walmart stores are blowing these figures out from $4.50 to $5.00 each depending upon the location (not a national sale). It is truly an awesome time to be a Star Wars collector! Click through to check out the proof!

Legacy Collection Wave 12

Unexpected Walmart Exclusive Unleashed Battle Packs!

Posted by Paul | January 03, 2010 at 01:53 PM EDT |

What the heck? Isn't the Unleashed 2 inch line finished? We thought so, but we just found brand new Walmart exclusive boxed sets this morning at our local stores. We were so shocked we forgot to check out the price. Click through to check out the proof!

Walmart Exclusive Unleashed Battle Packs

Review: Kashyyyk Trooper - TAC - 08 04

Posted by Paul | January 03, 2010 at 03:20 AM EDT |

The Kashyyyk Battle was short but sweet in Revenge Of The Sith. Research Droids Reviews looks at the main soldier fighting alongside the Wookiees in this swampy battle. But it didn't stop there, Order 66 was right around the corner.... 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

Kashyyyk Trooper

Are Large Scale Figures Returning?

Posted by Paul | January 02, 2010 at 05:50 PM EDT |

Is Hasbro returning to larger scale figures again? Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have a picture in their forums of what appears to be a larger scale Captain Rex. Click the thumbnail below to read all about it!

Review: Imperial EVO Trooper - TAC - 08 09

Posted by Paul | January 02, 2010 at 04:25 AM EDT |

The Force Unleashed was a very hyped up multimedia event. Research Droids Reviews looks at a new addition to the Imperial army. But what about those dirty legs? 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

Imperial EVO Trooper

Best wishes for 2010 from the Bounty Hunter!

Posted by Chuck | January 01, 2010 at 03:20 PM EDT |

The Bounty Hunter and his helpers wish you a Happy 2010!

We hope the New Year may be filled with joy and happiness and that all your autograph wishes may come true.

Autograph Bounty Hunter

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | January 01, 2010 at 11:24 AM EDT |

Happy New Year to everyone! We've had a great 2009 with many of you, and we have high hopes 2010 will be even better.

To kick start your resolutions, we have tons of new Star Wars Vintage carded toys.  The Commander Cody Sideshow 1:2 Bust is finally here and will make any geek quiver in its presence.

Who you gonna call?  Brian's Toys, because we have the Ghostbusters 6" Winston Zeddemore available!

For more great items, check out our newsletter right here!

Brian's Toys

Walmart Marks Figures Down to $4.50!

Posted by Chuck | January 01, 2010 at 11:12 AM EDT |

Happy New Year indeed! Make sure you run by your local Walmart to see if you can score figures for $4.50! We found this price in the PA area! And, we suspect this markdown is widespread! Write in and report if you are finding them in your neck of the woods at this low neo-vintage price!

Walmart Markdown

Review: Battle-Damaged Darth Vader - TAC - 08 12

Posted by Paul | January 01, 2010 at 05:20 AM EDT |

Happy New Year! We open up our Research Droids Reviews in 2010 with a great figure from the 30 (77-07) line. Battle-Damaged Darth Vader is a sight to behold! 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

Battle-Damaged Darth Vader

Happy New Year!

Posted by Paul | January 01, 2010 at 04:20 AM EDT |

Happy New Year from all of us here at Jedi Temple Archives!! We hope 2010 brings us the best year yet in Star Wars collecting!

JTA Special Report: Where Are We Now? Vintage Updates

Posted by Paul | January 01, 2010 at 04:10 AM EDT |

It is quite a bit of fun to see how far the modern line has come along, isn't it? Jedi Temple Archives decided to analyze just how many of the vintage figures have been updated in the modern line (and more importantly, which ones have not). Can we all work together to get Hasbro to knock out the last few in 2010, whether they are basic figures or included in multipacks? We hope so, but while we wait anxiously to find out, click through to read our commentary and see whether your own opinions match ours or if your points of view are different. Click HERE to read our latest special report!


 
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