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April 2010

Review: Dark Trooper Phase I - BD56

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2010 at 12:30 AM EDT |

You best get to Toys R Us first thing this morning before checking out today's Research Droids Reviews entry. We add the first figure in the final Expanded Universe wave of the Legacy Collection on the unofficial first day that the figures go on sale! There will be deals to had, so get up and out of bed, get dressed and head to TRU! Then come back and check out our thoughts on 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 ReviewsDark Trooper Phase I

New Star Wars Toy Images Surface At BBTS!

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2010 at 10:46 PM EDT |

The Big Bad Toy Store is the first to post some pretty cool new Star Wars toy images including a complete listing of the first wave of the Season 3 line look of The Clone Wars. Click through to check it all out!

Research Droids Reviews Under Construction! Update #11

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2010 at 09:18 PM EDT |

JTA's Research Droids Reviews are Under Construction! August is a far way off for all the new product and while we will continue to present you with a new review each day, we decided to "spiffy up" some of our older reviews by adding new photo galleries and new edits of the reviews as well as other collector-friendly notes.

Today's update looks at the third wave of the red phase of The Clone Wars which includes some very cool characters, especially our first Cad Bane action figure! Be sure to spend some time and check out the hard work we're doing for you behind the scenes. We will be doing periodic updates of our older reviews until we're done, so keep checking back with us. Click through to check out our latest updates:

Fan Us On Facebook! JTA Wants You As A Fan!

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2010 at 08:34 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)!

JTA Provides Proof For The Deal Of The Year!

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2010 at 05:04 PM EDT |

JTA can verify that the radically discounted figures are ringing up for super cheap at Toys R Us. The total for 2 figures will set you back a little bit over $6.00 with tax (significantly less than the cost of one figure). Someone must have goofed at corporate. You have now been thoroughly apprised of this wonderful special. Now be sure to act on it tomorrow morning! Click through for proof positive documentation!

Toys R Us Is Giving It All Away!

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Deceived

Posted by Chuck | April 30, 2010 at 03:33 PM EDT |

The Official Site has a first look at the upcoming The Old Republic novel: Deceived. Due out December 28, we get to learn more about Darth Malgus... first featured in the awesome TOR cinematic trailer that debuted last year.

Amazing Breaking News On TRU Expanded Universe Wave!

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2010 at 02:18 PM EDT |

JTA zealot CJ Rich writes in with an amazing update to the TRU exclusive Expanded Universe wave that unofficially goes on sale tomorrow at Toys R Us. Because his story leaves us speechless, you're just going to have to click through and read his update yourself. But long story short, these figures may be even cheaper than buy one get one 50% off. If you need some prompting, check out our reviews on them HERE. But click through to read CJ's experience!

Legacy Collection Wave 13 Unbelievable Deals!

Bronze McQuarrie Mini Bust (Edition Size 1 of 1)!!!

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2010 at 09:21 AM EDT |

Lowest edition size ever! Attack Of The Show has made an awesome announcement on an upcoming San Diego Comic Con exclusive, but it is only at their website where you'll be able to grab the one and only unique bronze version of it! Click the thumbnail below to check it all out!

Review: Cloud City Wing Guard [Utris M'Toc] - BD50

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2010 at 12:25 AM EDT |

Hasbro has been having great difficulty getting running change variants out to collectors. Despite many successful years of little to no issues of releasing variants, the line has been plagued ever since 2008 with very little luck getting them out. Research Droids Reviews looks at one running change that did make it out, thank the maker and it fit in very well with the final Expanded Universe wave in the Legacy Collection. 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 Announces Next 12" Figure! TCW Captain Rex!

Posted by Paul | April 29, 2010 at 09:10 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles announces their next 12" figure! Captain Rex will be the next figure going up for pre-order and it will nicely complement The Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker figure just recently released!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | April 29, 2010 at 03:36 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals as well as some great new preorder items!

Big Bad Toy Store

Hasbro Q&A Headlines - Week of April 27th - EXTRA!

Posted by Nick | April 29, 2010 at 02:50 PM EDT |

Just when you thought that you had read it all, there's even more news that's come out of Hasbro's most recent Star Wars Q&A session. And as always JTA in conjunction with our affiliate Jedi Temple War Room is breaking it all down to bring you the news you can use in the Q&A Headline Report - Headline Extras!

-When will we get a look at the AT-AT in Vintage packaging?
-What are the release possibilities for the cancelled comic 2-packs?
-And what high-end collectible served as the basis for an upcoming trooper?

Check out all of this and more in the Q&A Headline Report, as brought to you exclusively by JTA & our affiliate Jedi Temple War Room with each and every Hasbro Q&A session.

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report

TRU Exclusive TFU Sets Hitting Retail Hard!

Posted by Paul | April 29, 2010 at 11:21 AM EDT |

The Toys R Us exclusive The Force Unleashed sets are hitting retail hard! We found a plethora of them in Langhorne, PA today as well as in Lawrenceville, NJ (near Princeton). We recommend trekking out now! Oh, and you'll be thrilled to know that they ring up buy one, get one 50% off. Hallelujah!

Review: BG-J38 - LC - Build A Droid

Posted by Paul | April 29, 2010 at 12:20 AM EDT |

The Build A Droid program is done. But Hasbro went out with a bang and gave collectors one of the most anticipated figures of all time with the release of the Expanded Universe wave of the Legacy Collection to create BG-J38. Today's installment of Research Droids Reviews looks at the final Build A Droid figure with great affection and hopes that the return of Droid Factory will return at another time. 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 ReviewsBG-J38 (Build A Droid)

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2010 at 06:47 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!

      

Found On The East Coast! The Force Unleashed TRU Sets!

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2010 at 06:24 PM EDT |

JTA has found the brand new The Force Unleashed multipacks in the Philadelphia area. These are two unbelievable sets and it makes us question if Hasbro made the right decision by not releasing these as basic figures. Check out some quick pictures of the sets by clicking through and be sure to check back as we add them to our Research Droids Reviews archives very soon! Click through to check out some quick details of these awesome sets!

Check Out The New Gamorrean Guard Life Size Bust!

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2010 at 06:01 PM EDT |

The monstrous and incredibly beautiful Sideshow Collectibles Gamorrean Guard Life Size Bust has just started to ship and the staff at JTA received ours. It will be the topic of a very special upcoming Research Droids Review, but until we add it, enjoy a quick picture of this unbelievable collectible. Click through to check this baby out!

Hasbro Q&A Headlines - Week of April 27th, 2010

Posted by Nick | April 28, 2010 at 02:32 PM EDT |

Hasbro's most recent Star Wars Q&A has been released, and the information is coming at us from all directions. But which Q&A sessions yielded vital collecting intel this time? JTA in conjunction with our affiliate Jedi Temple War Room has distilled the Q&A process down to it's essence for the news you can use in this edition of the Q&A Headline Report! The highlights for this round?

-Which Prequel Jedi are incoming over the next year+?
-What fan favorite Bounty Hunter is inbound as a Clone Wars animated figure?
-What series of exclusive 2-packs are set for a 2nd series this fall?
-And questions about which vehicle had Hasbro squriming?

Check out all of this and more in the Q&A Headline Report, as brought to you exclusively by JTA & our affiliate Jedi Temple War Room with each and every Hasbro Q&A session!

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report

Review: Spacetrooper - LC - BD58

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2010 at 12:15 AM EDT |

We waited over 10 years to get an update to one of our very first Expanded Universe action figures in the modern line. And what a massive imporvement it is. Today's installment of Research Droids Reviews checks out the "first" Spacetrooper from 1998 updated with superior 2010 technology! 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

Hasbro Q&A Roundup - Week of April 27th, 2010

Posted by Nick | April 27, 2010 at 02:51 PM EDT |

Check out the latest from Hasbro's Star Wars team from today's Q&A session as we round up all of the questions and answers from around the Star Wars collecting community! It's all been posted for your reading pleasure right here at our affiliate site Jedi Temple War Room.

And as always be sure to check back for our exclusive Q&A Headline Report, where we distill all of the Hasbro Star Wars Q&A sessions down to their essence for the news you can use!

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #86

Posted by Chuck | April 27, 2010 at 12:54 PM EDT |

Hasbro checks in with the latest answers to our questions! Tune in for all the details!

Hasbro's Q&A

The Clone Wars 1 Hour Season Finale

Posted by Chuck | April 27, 2010 at 09:12 AM EDT |

It's the season finale of The Clone Wars... already? Click here for information on this weeks double header: R2 Come Home and Lethal Trackdown...

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Star Wars Action News - Episode 242

Posted by Chuck | April 27, 2010 at 08:49 AM EDT |

This has been an exciting week to be a Star Wars collector! New items have been made available for preorder from Gentle Giant, Sideshow, eFX Collectibles, plus Celebration 5 exclusives and more! And with new Hasbro EU figures showing up as well, it's been the busiest week we've had in a long time. Join Star Wars Action News as Arnie and Marjorie recap this week's new release info.

Star Wars Action News

Review: K'Kruhk - LC - BD57

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2010 at 12:10 AM EDT |

Another day....another Jedi! K'Kruhk has finally been made into action figure glory. And if you're a Tartakovsky freak like we are, then you have another check to make on your Clone Wars wish list. And he is one of the best figures in the Expanded Universe wave of the Legacy Collection's last hurrah. Research Droids Reviews hooks you up with all the important details of this landmark 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

New G4's Attack Of The Show Details Announced!

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2010 at 03:14 PM EDT |

There are going to be lot of things to get excited about with G4's Attack Of The Show! (If you can handle Olivia's irritating interruptions that is....) Click through to read all the details!

New 2010 Product List Surfaces!

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2010 at 10:58 AM EDT |

Our very good friends at Yakface.com have scored a European product list with a slew of new products. You just gotta go check it out right away!

Review: Shaak Ti (The Force Unleashed) - LC - BD61

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2010 at 12:05 AM EDT |

A brand new The Force Unleashed figure is beginning to make its way to retail in the form of Shaak Ti. This installment of Research Droids Reviews continues focusing onThe Force Unleashed and we must state right away that Shaak Ti is one sharp figure and has already become one of our favorites in the Legacy Collection! Don't miss today's review! 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

Get Legacy Collection Expanded Universe Wave For Cheap!

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2010 at 10:53 AM EDT |

We have great news to report! Toys R Us is running a promotion (THROUGH MAY1st) for Buy 1 Get 1 50% off of all Star Wars figures! This means that the TRU exclusive Expanded Universe wave will be able to be purchased for cheap! And we will eagerly see if this applies to The Force Unleashed multipacks as well! These figures are out right now at some stores so start your hunting! There will definitely be a rush for these this Saturday so act now! This coupled with their $5 off coupons should allow collectors to get a lot more for their money! Click through for the proof.

Awesome Star Wars Sale!

Walmart Exclusives Strike Back?

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2010 at 10:46 AM EDT |

To our complete surprise today in a Philadelphia Walmart, we found all of the 2009 fall exclusives back on the shelves and at full price no less (except for the Evolutions, they were $9.00 each). Maybe Walmart is unaware of all the ROSS deals going on with their products, but we couldn't believe they are giving these things a second chance. Were they hidden in the back rooms or are they getting more product shipped? (Not pictured: we also found plenty of Dewbacks and Octuptarra Droids as well.) Click through for the proof.

Return Of The Walmart Exclusives!

Review: Imperial Jumptrooper - TAC - 08 10

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2010 at 03:05 AM EDT |

Today's Research Droids Reviews continues pimping The Force Unleashed by looking at another cool basic figure. The Imperial Jumptrooper is missing a very important accessory, but the good news is that the one in the new TRU exclusive boxed set does. 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

Research Droids Reviews Under Construction! Update #10

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2010 at 09:16 PM EDT |

JTA's Research Droids Reviews are Under Construction! August is a far way off for all the new product and while we will continue to present you with a new review each day, we decided to "spiffy up" some of our older reviews by adding new photo galleries and new edits of the reviews as well as other collector-friendly notes.

Today's update looks at the first wave of the red phase of The Clone Wars, even though they technically weren't the first figures found. This was a great warm-up wave that included both repacked and all-new figures including the long-awaited (and very awesome) Commander Gree. It also included the great Mace Windu and fan-favorite ARF Trooper. Be sure to spend some time and check out the hard work we're doing for you behind the scenes. We will be doing periodic updates of our older reviews until we're done, so keep checking back with us. Click through to check out our latest updates:

The Vintage Collection Hits eBay! Live Auctions Now!

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2010 at 02:29 PM EDT |

New images of two of the upcoming The Vintage Collection figures have shown up on eBay. Click the thumbnail below to learn more and for the direct links to the auctions. Check these out quickly as auctions do not last forever!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | April 24, 2010 at 08:00 AM EDT |

We have 5 huge pre-orders from Gentle Giant and Sideshow Collectibles. Get the Senate Duel, which portrays a friendly debate over financial reform. Check out the Jabba's Palace Bookends, because your growing Star Wars Expanded Universe book collection may need it.

Plenty of AFA-graded Vintage has also been added, including incredibly rare R2-D2 and Luke 12-Backs! For more of a great selection from our newsletter check out Brian's Toys!

Brian's Toys

Review: Rahm Kota - TAC - 08 13

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2010 at 12:01 AM EDT |

It's all about The Force Unleashed again! It's making another big splash again at retail and the buzz is out of control! The new TRU five-packs are being found at retail and more and more new product is being announced for this ultra popular video game. Today's Research Droids Reviews continues to celebrate this rebirth of The Force Unleashed by looking at a cool basic figure that was a brand new take on a Jedi Knight. 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

Found! Comic Packs Sigel Dare Big Variation/Update!

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2010 at 06:11 PM EDT |

There is a lot of action happening in the Hasbro toy line right now especially since this should be a long lull where we shouldn't expect anything brand new until August this year when the new lines hit. But we found a new variation on the Darth Krayt/Sigel Dare Comic Packs set. Hasbro must have taken a cue from all of the paint job complaints from collectors and have stepped up to the plate. Shipping in the latets Comic Packs assortment is a stunningly wonderful new face paint job for the beautiful Sigel Dare action figure. Click through to see the shocking improvement! It almost makes us want to return our first version that we got way back in August 2009. We will be updating our current Research Droids Review on this Comic Packs set shortly so be sure to check back to check it out!

TRU Exclusive Wave 13 EU Legacy Collection Wave Out!

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2010 at 04:18 PM EDT |

Found! The May 1st date is NOT a street date and only and endcap plan-o-gram date! These are out there now folks! We have found wave 13 of the Legacy Collection (the TRU exclusive Expanded Universe wave) in Philadelphia, PA today. This is a magnificent wave and we think there is something in it for everyone. Click through to check out some quick pictures and be sure to check back soon as we add them to our Research Droid Reviews!

LC Wave 13 (TRU Exclusive)

The Clone Wars: Episode 42 - Death Trap

Posted by Chuck | April 23, 2010 at 08:02 AM EDT |

Boba Fett is back! Click here for information on this weeks episode: Death Trap...

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Review: Vader's Secret Apprentice - TAC - Evolutions

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2010 at 12:50 AM EDT |

The Force Unleashed is making a big splash again! The new TRU five-packs are being found at retail and more and more new product is being announced for this ultra popular video game. Today's Research Droids Reviews celebrates the rebirth of The Force Unleashed by looking at a cool Evolutions set that contain three incarnations of the same character. We recommend that you check it out! 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 ReviewsVader's Secret Apprentice

Gentle Giant, Ltd. Announces New Products And Pre-Orders!

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2010 at 10:10 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. has announced and put up for sale The Force Unleashed Battle-Damaged Darth Vader mini bust! Be sure to check this baby out! Click the thumbnail below for more information. They also have a The Clone Wars Kit Fisto maquette up for pre-order as well!

Battle-Damaged Darth Vader

Sideshow Collectibles Yoda vs Darth Sidious Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | April 22, 2010 at 08:34 PM EDT |

The pre-order for the Yoda vs. Darth Sidious Diorama is now live! Click here to place your order!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | April 22, 2010 at 07:59 AM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another great batch of new preorders, more new arrivals and our latest sale:

15% Off Sale:

From now until Friday - save 15% on everything we carry except 'New' and 'Preorder / Backorder' items!   Thousands of items are on sale and we've just removed the 'New' designation from hundreds more.   Graphic Novels, Vintage Department, Toys, Statues, Busts and many other items are included.  Just browse through your favorite menus to view the sale items.

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: The Fett Legacy - TAC - Evolutions

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2010 at 12:40 AM EDT |

Mandalorians sure have gotten a great deal of attention the last few years. Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at a set of three including a cool father and son combination albeit they are from two different periods of Star Wars history (obviously), making them anachronisms of each other. But who cares!? That's the point of Evolutions! 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

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2010 at 05:44 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!

      

Review: The Jedi Legacy - TAC - Evolutions

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2010 at 01:20 AM EDT |

One of JTA's favorite Evolutions sets is the focus of today's Research Droids Reviews for multiple reasons. Even though we now have a newly improved Qui-Gon Jinn figure (both in the Eopie & Qui-Gon Jinn mail-away and the Tatooine Desert Ambush Battle Packs), this set gave us some pretty great action figures. 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

Yoda And Clone Trooper Premium Format - Must-Have!

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2010 at 05:55 PM EDT |

If you only buy one Premium Format figure this year, buy this one too! The Yoda And Clone Trooper Premium Format figure set from Sideshow Collectibles is one of their best products to date. Period. It is currently IN STOCK at Sideshow and we recommend not waiting too much longer if you are even entertaining picking this up for your collection. It is absolutely worth its $349.99 price tag in every way! If you need more prodding and more detailed images to help make your decision, click HERE to read our Research Droids Review on this amazing and beautiful product!

Yoda And Clone Trooper (Premium Format)

Star Wars Action News - Episode 241

Posted by Chuck | April 20, 2010 at 03:46 PM EDT |

It's hard to recall a Hasbro toy that has excited the collector base as much as their recent announcement of returning to the Star Wars style that made it famous--the cards from the 70s and early 80s with Hasbro's new The Vintage Collection. At Jedi-Con the first Vintage Collection figures were sold, the 4-Lom/Zuckuss reversed-name 2 pack, and this week on Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie provide the first hands-on review of this new figure style!

Star Wars Action News

Review: Sandtrooper - TLC - Saga Legends (SL 21)

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2010 at 07:38 AM EDT |

Hasbro seems to promise us a lot of figues then take them away or delay releasing them, don't they? At least the figure in today's Research Droids Reviews saw eventual release - even if you could have built him yourself years ago. 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

Cool Coverage Of C2E2 At Sandtroopers.com

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2010 at 10:41 AM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have some pretty cool C2E2 coverage. We recommend checking out what they discovered and who they interviewed. Click the link below to see it all!

Review: Utapau Shadow Trooper - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2010 at 09:34 AM EDT |

The Utapau Shadow Trooper has gotten more attention in the Hasbro toy line than his negative counterpart, the 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Clone Trooper. Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at a figure that appears still hasn't satiated fan demand. Do you think so? 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

Review: Hoth Patrol - TAC - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2010 at 04:01 PM EDT |

Do you like The Empire Strikes Back?? So do we, but we aren't exactly sure how much we like the Battle Packs set that is the focus of today's Research Droids Reviews  because the sculpts are so dated. 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

Research Droids Reviews Under Construction! Update #9

Posted by Paul | April 17, 2010 at 08:37 PM EDT |

JTA's Research Droids Reviews are Under Construction! August is a far way off for all the new product and while we will continue to present you with a new review each day, we decided to "spiffy up" some of our older reviews by adding new photo galleries and new edits of the reviews as well as other collector-friendly notes.

This week's update looks at a very cool wave of figures from The Clone Wars, wave 5 of the red phase (or wave 10 depending upon how you are keeping track of these). Be sure to check out the new gallery of the Clone Tank Gunner (CW36) which showcases side by side comparisons of both variations. Also look for updates to the Padme Amidala (Adventure Gear) (CW35) and the awesome Ziro's Assassin Droid (CW37) figures. Be sure to spend some time and check out the hard work we're doing for you behind the scenes. We will be doing periodic updates of our older reviews until we're done, so keep checking back with us. Click through to check out our latest updates:

Review: Commander Neyo - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | April 17, 2010 at 03:27 PM EDT |

The 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line was one of the best sub lines collectors could have ever asked. Not only did it document a time when Hasbro actually listened to fans, it also gave us army builders, never before available figures and some of the hottest favorites that we may have missed from an earlier time. Research Droids Reviews looks at the first basic carded release of Commander Neyo that was originally found in a Walmart excluisve Battle Packs set a year earlier than the Saga Legends version. 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

April 30th Deadline For 2010 Premier Guild! Read On!

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2010 at 09:49 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. announces that the deadline to join the Premier Guild and order your FREE gift is April 30, 2010. Act now or forever miss out on these great pieces! Click through for more details!

Gentle Giant Announces Next Premier Guild Exclusive!

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2010 at 09:42 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. announces the newest Premier Guild exclusive! It's The Force Unleashed Emperor's Shadow Guard!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | April 16, 2010 at 06:20 PM EDT |

The circle can now be completed if you buy the Darth Vader vs. Obi-Wan Diorama that highlights the Brian's Toys newsletter this week! Unfortunately, it is overshadows by the new and rare Vintage Star Wars AFA figures. This includes the Double-Telescoping Luke Skywalker!

To check out this amazing collection, click on over to Brian's Toys!

Brian's Toys

The Clone Wars: Episode 41 - The Zillo Beast Strikes Back

Posted by Chuck | April 16, 2010 at 03:00 PM EDT |

Unleash the beast! Click here for information on this weeks episode: The Zillo Beast Strikes Back...

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Review: Assault On Ryloth - TCW - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2010 at 05:41 AM EDT |

212th Attack Battalions fans were treated well with the release of the TARGET exclusive Assault On Ryloth Battle Packs. Research Droids Reviews looks at this very orange set in detail. 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 Yoda vs Darth Sidious Diorama

Posted by Chuck | April 15, 2010 at 09:27 PM EDT |

Yoda vs. Darth Sidious! Check out the preview for the next Sideshow Collectibles diorama, going on sale on April 22, at the launch of next weeks newsletter!

Sideshow Collectibles SDCC Exclusive Details Revealed

Posted by Chuck | April 15, 2010 at 09:23 PM EDT |

Full details are now posted for the SDCC exclusive Clone Trooper Lieutenant! The attendee edition goes on sale June 24, and the non-attendee goes on sale June 25. Click here for all the details!

Review: Ambush At Abregado - TCW - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2010 at 02:40 AM EDT |

The Clone Wars has made it easy for Hasbro to get new Battle Packs out to the kids and collectors. Research Droids Reviews looks at a TARGET exclusive from late fall 2009 and ponders just how good (and bad) it is. 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 ReviewsAmbush At Abregado

Expanded Universe Figures Land At Toys R Us May 1st

Posted by Nick | April 15, 2010 at 12:48 AM EDT |

Our esteemed colleague Jayson at Yakface checks in with an early sighting of the Toys R Us exclusive wave of Expanded Universe Basic Figures. And with his report come details of a Saturday, May 1st rollout for the EU wave on endcaps at Toys R Us stores!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2010 at 08:56 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!

      

Review: Zev Senesca - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2010 at 10:56 AM EDT |

The 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back is a little over a month a way. We are beginning the celebration early by focusing today's Research Droids Reviews entry at the pilot responsible for saving Luke and Han's lives on the icy planet of Hoth from that awesome film. 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 ReviewsZev Senesca

Hasbro Y-wing Poll - Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Posted by Chuck | April 13, 2010 at 01:31 PM EDT |

In 2009 Hasbro announced that a new Y-wing fighter was in development as a store exclusive.  But in a recent Hasbro Q&A session with Jedi Temple War Room, it was revealed that this exclusive has been put on hold.  However, the new Y-wing may re-emerge for a 2011 release.  And with that delay Hasbro has asked Jedi Temple War Room to find out which version of the Y-wing fighter collectors want the most!  The candidates? Read on!

Autograph Bounty Hunter Update 8.12

Posted by Chuck | April 13, 2010 at 01:15 PM EDT |

The Bounty Hunter has a huge update today for autograph collectors, with information from Jedi Con, London Film & Comic Con, Collectormania 16 and more!

Autograph Bounty Hunter

Star Wars Action News - Episode 240

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

Paul S Kemp is Star Wars' newest author, and his novel Crosscurrent is making waves through fandom. It's selling well and has gotten good reviews, but certain plot points are causing controversy and discussion with Expanded Universe fans. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, we have Paul S Kemp on the show discussing why he wanted to write for Star Wars, and we go in depth on some of the book's more controversial aspects.

Star Wars Action News

Review: Count Dooku/Anakin Skywalker - Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2010 at 01:35 AM EDT |

Walmart has been responsible for bringing collectors some pretty cool exclusive Comic Packs. Today's Research Droids Reviews entry looks at one of the earlier exclusives that didn't make it to a lot of locations and came out the same time as the first Droid Factory series. But why in the workd did they use a pitiful sculpt for Anakin? 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 ReviewsCount Dooku/Anakin Skywalker

Fan Us On Facebook! JTA Wants You As A Fan!

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2010 at 06:37 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: Lando Calrissian/Stormtrooper - TAC - Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2010 at 10:58 AM EDT |

Walmart has been responsible for bringing collectors some pretty cool exclusive Comic Packs. Today's Research Droids Reviews entry looks at one of the earlier exclusives that didn't make it to a lot of locations and came out the same time as the first Droid Factory series. 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

Scramble On Yavin - Battle Packs - One Hot Potato!

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2010 at 06:09 PM EDT |

Our very good friends at DewbackPatrol.com asked a rather intriguing question during the latest Hasbro Q&A session and pointed out something to us that we weren't even aware. While we assumed that everyone has the totally amazing Scramble On Yavin Battle Packs, apparently many of you don't as it is catching a premium on eBay. We must lovingly chastize those of you who have not picked it up and are trying to find one for "cheap" now. We think it is hands down the best Battle Packs Hasbro has ever produced. Stick close to JTA as we may just be running another contest in the 'near' future that may just include the Scramble On Yavin set as part of the prize. While you wait and see, be sure to learn more about this set HERE.

Review: 501st Legion Trooper [Version 2] - TAC

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2010 at 05:49 PM EDT |

It's hard to believe that we didn't get our first super-articulated 501st Legion clone trooper in the basic figure line until 2008, isn't it? The 2008 TAC 501st Legion from the Saga Legends line was the first time this character saw release in super-articulated glory. The figure is not free from flaws, but it is nonetheless one smoking action figure. It is so good that it has been repacked twice since in the TLC and LC Saga Legends lines too. Today's Research Droids Reviews entry discusses this figure in detail and points out that this may be one of the most anticipated action figures of all time. Find out why! 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

Hope Remains For Cancelled Comic 2-Packs

Posted by Nick | April 11, 2010 at 12:06 AM EDT |

Hasbro stunned Expanded Universe fans when it was revealed that mainline comic 2-packs would be ending with the wave of 5 comic 2-packs that have been showing up at retail in the past few weeks. But news has come out of the most recent round of Hasbro Q&A sessions that may be reason for EU fans to hold onto hope.

  

Review: Ki-Adi-Mundi/Sharad Hett - TLC - Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | April 10, 2010 at 06:17 PM EDT |

We finish up our focus on the legacy of The Legacy Collection's Comic Packs (blue phase) with today's installment of Research Droids Reviews as we look at the last set in the line. Comic Packs are going into retirement for a while, so we wanted to pay tribute to just how far we have come in this very rich line of Expanded Universe characters. 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 ReviewsKi-Adi-Mundi/Sharad Hett

Visual Guide Update - TLC Comic Packs Fenn/Dengar

Posted by Chad | April 10, 2010 at 10:52 AM EDT |

Mandalorian supercommando Fenn Shysa struggles to free Mandalore from the grip of slavers. His close friend Tobbi Dala has been captured by the slavers, but Shysa has someone they want even more: the bounty hunter Dengar. Princess Leia needs Dengar for her own reasons: he can lead her to Boba Fett, who is holding the carbonite-frozen Han Solo. But Shysa's not about to let her stop a prisoner exchange that will free his friend. Click below for details on these figures from Marvel's Star Wars #68, and click here to read our thoughts on this Expanded Universe Comic 2-Pack!

 
    

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | April 09, 2010 at 04:53 PM EDT |

If you spend $75 or more at Brian's Toys from now until April 20th, 2010, use coupon code 15PARSECS to take $15 OFF! Certain restrictions apply. Click through for details.

Don't forget to check out this week's newsletter as well!

Brian's Toys

The Clone Wars: Episode 40 - The Zillo Beast

Posted by Chuck | April 09, 2010 at 08:39 AM EDT |

The Clone Wars continue this Friday! Click here for information on this weeks episode: The Zillo Beast ...

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Hasbro Q&A Headlines - Week of April 8th, 2010

Posted by Nick | April 09, 2010 at 02:10 AM EDT |

The latest Hasbro Star Wars Q&A is out, and the news is spread all over the 'net. But which Q&A sessions broke some news this time around? JTA in conjunction with our affiliate Jedi Temple War Room has distilled the Q&A process down to it's essence for the news you can use in this edition of the Q&A Headline Report! The highlights for this round?

-Does hope remain for the cancelled Comic 2-packs?
-What's the figure lineup for the upcoming Saga Legends waves?
-What OT trooper is due out as a Basic Figure this Fall?
-What's the fate of the mysterious Cad Bane in Clone armor?
-Which figures in the Vintage Collection will be Greatest Hits?

Check out all of this and more in the Q&A Headline Report, as brought to you exclusively by JTA & our affiliate Jedi Temple War Room with each and every Hasbro Q&A session!

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report

Review: Fenn Shysa/Dengar - Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2010 at 01:10 AM EDT |

The Comic Packs based on the Marvel series have been hit or miss, but the set looked at in today's Research Droids Reviews is probably the best of them all. What is it about a purple Dengar that makes us lose control? 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

Hasbro Q&A Roundup - Week of April 8th, 2010

Posted by Nick | April 08, 2010 at 10:50 PM EDT |

Check out the latest from Hasbro's Star Wars team in the April 2010 Q&A session as we round up all of the questions and answers from around the Star Wars collecting community! It's all right here at our affiliate site Jedi Temple War Room.

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

Sideshow Collectibles SDCC 12" Exclusive Revealed

Posted by Chuck | April 08, 2010 at 09:24 PM EDT |

Geared up for summer exclusives? Sideshow Collectibles gives us a tease on what Star Wars 12" figure will be heading to our collections next... All the details will be revealed April 15th!

Breaking News - 2010 Saga Legends Wave 1 & 2 Revealed!

Posted by Chuck | April 08, 2010 at 02:43 PM EDT |

In our most recent Q&A response Hasbro revealed to us the 2010 Saga Legends line-up. Click here for all the complete breakdown!

The Vintage Collection Rumor Mill Updates Posted!

Posted by Paul | April 08, 2010 at 02:36 PM EDT |

The forum master Gold 5 at Jedi Temple War Room has updated and consolidated the rumors for The Vintage Collection through wave 3. Want to know more? Click through!

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #85

Posted by Chuck | April 08, 2010 at 02:11 PM EDT |

We've got our next round of answers straight from Hasbro, including the entire 2010 Saga Legends line-up (stay tuned for that list in a follow-up). Click here for all the juicy details!

Our Questions... Hasbro's Answers!

Visual Guide Update - TLC Comic Packs Leia/Xizor

Posted by Chad | April 08, 2010 at 02:01 PM EDT |

As Leia struggles to save the Alliance from being crushed by the Empire, she learns that bounty hunters are after Luke. She infiltrates Black Sun to find out why that crime syndicate wants Luke dead. The leader of Black Sun is Prince Xizor, who sees Luke as a way to get his revenge upon Vader and, at the same time, gain favor with the Emperor. Her mission is in jeaopardy when she meets Xizor and finds herself unable to resist the prince's strange power. Click below for details on these figures from Shadows of the Empire #5, and click here to read our thoughts on this Expanded Universe Comic 2-Pack!

 
    

Hot Off the Truck at Entertainment Earth!

Posted by Chuck | April 08, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT |

Hot off the truck from Entertainment Earth: From the bizzare to the expensive, check out the latest Star Wars arrivals...

Entertainment Earth Arrivals

Review: Leia Organa/Prince Xizor - Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | April 08, 2010 at 12:55 AM EDT |

Did the 2008 version of Prince Xizor supersede the 1996 version? In many ways yes, but if you want to know why we just aren't totally thrilled with the Leia Organa/Prince Xizor Comic Packs set from The Legacy Collection, then be sure to read today's installment of Research Droids Reviews as we discuss the set in detail. 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

Research Droids Reviews Under Construction! Update #8

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2010 at 07:40 PM EDT |

JTA's Research Droids Reviews are Under Construction! August is a far way off for all the new product and while we will continue to present you with a new review each day, we decided to "spiffy up" some of our older reviews by adding new photo galleries and new edits of the reviews as well as other collector-friendly notes.

Today's update focuses both series of the hugely popular Droid Factory Walmart exclusives, in particular the second series in the Legacy Collection. These sets gave us some great action figures and what could be more exciting than assembling a bonus figure with the included droid parts? Be sure to spend some time and check out the hard work we're doing for you behind the scenes. We will be doing periodic updates of our older reviews until we're done, so keep checking back with us. Click through to check out our latest updates:

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2010 at 05:24 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!

      

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | April 07, 2010 at 07:01 AM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals and more new preorders, we've also just started a new sale!

Big Bad Toy Store

Sideshow 12 Inch Hammerhead Teased!

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2010 at 05:40 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has just posted an extremely exciting teaser video! First they give us the totally cool Greedo and now they are giving us the even cooler Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead) 12" figure! You absolutely have to check out this video! It is a great time to be a Star Wars 12" collector and we absolutely cannot wait for this figure to be officially announced!

12 Inch Hammerhead Teased!

Review: Grand Admiral Thrawn/Talon Karrde - Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2010 at 05:14 AM EDT |

The first Grand Admiral Thrawn action figure turned a decade old when the the new Comic Packs version got released. And the new figure is clearly ten years "better" than the original! Research Droids Reviews looks at a very awesome Comic Packs set that seemed to be an unfortunate peg-warmer for some reason. 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 - TLC Comic Packs Thrawn/Karrde

Posted by Chad | April 06, 2010 at 03:28 PM EDT |

It's five years after the destruction of the second Death Star. The Rebel Alliance has established a New Republic, but its existence is threatened by the old Empire. Grand Admiral Thrawn commands the remnants of the Imperial fleet and is putting together a plan that will destroy the new government. Thrawn contacts Talon Karrde, a man with valuable information that Thrawn needs in order for his plan to succeed. Click below for details on these figures from Heir to the Empire #1.

 
    

Star Wars Action News - Episode 239

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

In Germany this past weekend, one of the biggest Star Wars conventions outside Celebration V was held, Jedi Con. Featuring the first chance for anyone to buy Hasbro's new vintage style figures (the 4-LOM/Zuckuss reverse figure pack) and a bevvy of Star Wars celebrities, it was a Star Wars party not to be missed, and Star Wars Action News reporter Steve The Ginger Prince was there! Listen to his coverage of this *fan*tastic time, including a contest where you can win these vintage figures autographed by the actors who played 4-LOM and Zuckuss!

Star Wars Action News

Review: Anakin Skywalker/Durge - Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | April 06, 2010 at 05:21 AM EDT |

Durge is one bad bounty hunter! And Hasbro did a pretty good job to capture his evil angst in an action figure (for he receives a removable helmet for the first time), but he unfortunately lacks in other ways. Research Droids Review focuses on the legacy of the Comic Packs line this week and looks at the Anakin Skywalker/Durge set next. 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

Jedi Temple War Room Clone Wars Trivia Contest

Posted by Nick | April 06, 2010 at 01:18 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple War Room is running a Clone Wars Trivia Contest. With each new episode of Star Wars - The Clone Wars, Jedi Temple War Room will be asking 5 trivia questions about that episode. And there is a new prize every week! This week's prize is a Clone Wars Armored Assault Tank (AAT). So check out the contest details here and you could be a winner!

Reports Still Coming In! Latest Comic Packs Finds!

Posted by Paul | April 05, 2010 at 11:07 PM EDT |

We have been getting many reports that the final Comic Packs are still being founf in heavy numbers! Make sure you keep your eyes open on your toy runs. For those of you that may have missed our thoughts on them, you can check out our Research Droids Reviews on all five sets to temporarily whet your appetite. Click HERE to check out these reviews, complete with awesome photo galleries!

The Final Comic Packs!

New Star Wars Animated Series Announced!

Posted by Paul | April 05, 2010 at 10:58 PM EDT |

StarWars.com has officially announced that a new aminated Star Wars series is in the works! Be sure to check out this breaking news!

Fan Us On Facebook! JTA Wants You As A Fan!

Posted by Paul | April 05, 2010 at 10:53 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)!

Visual Guide Update - TLC Comic Packs Wedge/Borsk

Posted by Chad | April 05, 2010 at 04:25 PM EDT |

Wedge Antilles and the rest of Rogue Squadron are enjoying some R&R, but trouble soon ends their break. Acting-Emperor Sate Pestage is captured when the Empire discovers he's made a deal with the Rebel Alliance. Rogue Squadron is tapped to rescue Pestage, but Provisional Council member Borsk Fey'lya is hostile to the plan. Click below for details on these figures from X-wing Rogue Squadron #32, and click here to read our thoughts on this Expanded Universe Comic 2-Pack!

 
    

Review: Asajj Ventress/Tol Skorr - Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | April 05, 2010 at 03:10 AM EDT |

Asajj Ventress is no stranger to long term Star Wars collectors. She gets another stab at retail in the Comic Packs line but we think she is an ideal example that newer does not necessarily mean better. As the focus of today's Research Droids Reviews, we believe that Hasbro has given us much "better" versions of her. But what about her package mate Tol Skorr? 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 ReviewsAsajj Ventress/Tol Skorr

Review: Starkiller - Mini Bust Two-Pack

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2010 at 12:02 AM EDT |

The Force Unleashed is coming again and that means that the various licenses will continue to release product based on this popular video game. Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at the latest, an AFX exclusive two-pack of mini busts that turned out quite 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

Look! Variation Found On TCW Luminara Unduli (CW30)

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

We were very surprised to discover another variation in the basic figure line. The Clone Wars Luminara Unduli (CW30) figure is now shipping with a much brighter and strikingly colored green lightsaber. If you remember from our Research Droids Review on this figure that we pointed out how muted the color was on the lightsaber. It seems as if Hasbro has remedied the situation now by correcting the brightness of the lightsaber blade. Click through to see the side by side comparison!

Review: Darth Talon/Cade Skywalker - Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | April 03, 2010 at 01:56 PM EDT |

We got some really great Comic Packs in 2008! The focus of today's Research Droids Reviews is a great example of one of these fine Comic Packs sets. Darth Talon has become a very popular character in the Star Wars universe and this is the only place where you can get a Hasbro action figure of her. Do you have yours yet? You should! 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 Talon/Cade Skywalker

Visual Guide Update - TLC Comic Packs Talon/Skywalker

Posted by Chad | April 03, 2010 at 10:53 AM EDT |

Years ago, when the Sith attacked the Jedi at Ossus, Cade Skywalker disappeared in a fiery blast. Everyone believes he's dead except Wolf Sazen. And as it turns out, Cade's former Jedi Master is right. Cade is now a disillusioned bounty hunter and pirate who carefully hides his true identity from everyone. But through a series of circumstances, Cade must face his past – and battle the ruthless Darth Talon, the Emperor's newly chosen assassin. Click below for details on these figures from Legacy #2.

 
    

Research Droids Reviews Under Construction! Update #7

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

JTA's Research Droids Reviews are Under Construction! August is a far way off for all the new product and while we will continue to present you with a new review each day, we decided to "spiffy up" some of our older reviews by adding new photo galleries and new edits of the reviews as well as other collector-friendly notes.

Today's update focuses on the rarest wave of figures collectors have seen in a long time in the history of the Star Wars basic figure line based on Attack Of The Clones. The last wave of the blue phase of The Legacy Collection was truly a collector-focused group of figures and provided fans with a great selection of some much needed figures. But were you able to grab them all?! Giving us one of the best Build A Droid figures of the whole series, HK-47 brought what we expected from a droid to all new and record-breaking levels. But can Hasbro now meet or exceed our expectations now? Be sure to spend some time and check out the hard work we're doing for you behind the scenes. We will be doing periodic updates of our older reviews until we're done, so keep checking back with us. Click through to check out our latest updates:

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | April 02, 2010 at 04:58 PM EDT |

The new 501st Legion Clone Trooper is making its way from Sideshow.  Pre-order today for the Legion that's aptly described as "Vader's Fist". 

Need to stock up on arsenal?  We have a nice assortment of Master Replica product replicas from Sabers to Blasters.

Finally, the complete 2009 Comic 2-Pack exclusive is in stock with IG97 & Rom Mohc, Storm Commando & General Weir, and Plourr Ilo & Dllr Nep!

Check out the complete newsletter at Brian's Toys!

Brian's Toys

Sideshow Collectibles 501st Clone Trooper Pre-order!

Posted by Chuck | April 02, 2010 at 01:00 PM EDT |

It's the Clone Trooper many have been waiting for! It's time to place that pre-order for the Sideshow Collectibles 501st Legion Clone Trooper!

Visual Guide Update - TLC Comic Packs Anakin/Assassin

Posted by Chad | April 02, 2010 at 06:25 AM EDT |

The battle is going badly for the Republic on Jabiim. Separatist forces are launching their final strike, and Republic forces are in retreat. Only a handful of Padawans, whose Masters have been killed in battle, stand between the Republic forces and the approaching Separatists with their Pollux A-Series Assassin Droids. The Padawans decide to fight the Separatists, giving the Republic forces time to escape. Anakin chooses to join them in their brave yet futile last stand, but fate has other plans for young Skywalker. Click below for details on these figures from Republic #57.

 
    

First Look & Review: Yoda & Clone Trooper PF

Posted by Paul | April 02, 2010 at 01:10 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has released the best Premium Format figure(s) to date! Recreating a scene ripped right out of Episode III during the fan favorite Order 66 tragedies, Sideshow Collectibles shows collectors what a Yoda versus 501st Legion Clone Trooper statue should look like! You don't want to miss today's Research Droids Reviews because it would mean you would miss out on seeing one impressive collectible! 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 - TCW Ziro's Assassin Droid (CW37)

Posted by Chad | April 01, 2010 at 05:15 PM EDT |

IG-86 assassin droids guard the lair of Ziro the Hutt on Coruscant. The lethal droids carry out Ziro's commands, which range from eliminating enemies to protecting their devious master – or capturing unwanted visitors who uncover information that jeopardizes Ziro's plans to seize his uncle Jabba's criminal empire. Click below for our latest Enhanced Visual Guide, and be sure to see what we have to say about this figure in our Research Droids Review!

Jedi Temple Archives Welcomes New Staff Member!

Posted by Paul | April 01, 2010 at 02:44 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives is thrilled to announce the addition of our newest staff member Chad Cobain. Chad comes to us from Seattle, WA and is an avid fan of the Hasbro line as well as developing a newly found interest in Sideshow Collectibles' 12" figure line. With unmatched technical skills, Chad will be instrumental in our Visual Guide updates as well as the latest Star Wars news out there. Be sure to e-mail him if you have questions or just to welcome him into the fold!

Visual Guide Update - TCW Padmé Amidala (CW35)

Posted by Chad | April 01, 2010 at 01:42 PM EDT |

Padmé becomes a hostage aboard the Malevolence, the deadly Separatist ship commanded by General Grievous. The courageous senator escapes her captors and contacts nearby Republic forces. She and C-3PO avoid battle droids to rendezvous with her rescuers, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. We've got full hi-res details in our Enhanced Visual Guide below, and even more details in our Research Droids Reveiw!

Padmé Amidala

Comic Packs On Sale At TRU.com!

Posted by Paul | April 01, 2010 at 12:55 PM EDT |

JTA reader and Facebook fan Timothy Fucile posts on our Facebook wall that Toys R Us is running a sale on all the Star Wars Comic Packs for $8.78! Head on over to check it out!

Comic Packs On Sale At TRU!

Visual Guide Update - TCW Matchstick (CW34)

Posted by Chad | April 01, 2010 at 12:39 PM EDT |

Matchstick is a clone pilot in Shadow Squadron who goes on a fatal mission to destroy a Separatist ship. He flies a Y-wing fighter/bomber to attack the Malevolence, a huge vessel armed with a deadly ion cannon. His Y-wing is damaged while passing through a large nebula, a mishap that results in dire consequences for the trooper. Check out the full details of this all new figure in our Enhanced Visual Guide below, and don't forget to read our Research Droids Review to see what we think about him!

Matchstick

Review: Wedge Antilles/Borsk Fey'lya - Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | April 01, 2010 at 12:38 PM EDT |

Do you love Bothans? We do and it's hard to believe that we got our first action figure of one in 2008, 25 years after we heard the word "Bothan" in Return Of The Jedi! Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at the positives of this set. It makes us wonder why it is such a peg-warmer right now. 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 ReviewsWedge Antilles/Borsk Fey'lya

Surprise Artist Featured in ESB 3D Sketch Card Set

Posted by Chuck | April 01, 2010 at 09:56 AM EDT |

We'd like to extend a congratulations to Dan Curto, who gets to be a part of Topps history with his contribution to the next set of sketch cards coming our way! You can read all about it right here! Good job Dan!


 
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