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May 2010

Review: Ki-Adi-Mundi (Jedi Master) - SC - 12 Inch Figures

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

If you're a "Hasbro-only" collector, Research Droids Reviews is going to give you a break so you can catch up on our previous reviews you may have missed because starting today, we will be running a Sideshow Collectibles 12" figure marathon. But if you want to check out the splendor of the 12" figure line, we suggest taking a peek! Kicking off this new stretch of reviews is Ki-Adi-Mundi (Jedi Master). 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!

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Visual Guide Update - LC BD32 Imperial Scanning Crew

Posted by Chuck | May 31, 2010 at 09:24 PM EDT |

An Imperial scanning crew checks the Millennium Falcon to make sure no one is on board. The two-man crew brings the scanner onto the ship and quickly discovers the vessel is not as empty as it first appeared to be. Our marathon continues, so click below to check out the Enhanced Visual Guide, and then check out our in-depth look at this figure in the Research Droids Review!

2010 Saga Legends Found In France!

Posted by Paul | May 31, 2010 at 09:22 PM EDT |

French collecting site MintInBox.com is reporting that 2010 Saga Legends figures are being found there already! Click through for the full report. Please note that most text in written in French.

Visual Guide Update - LC BD31 Chewbacca

Posted by Chuck | May 31, 2010 at 01:33 PM EDT |

Chewbacca must quickly prepare the Millenium Falcon to leave Tatooine when stormstroopers arrive in pursuit of the ship’s new passengers. The Wookiee fires up the engines as Han Solo exchanges blaster fire with the Imperial troopers. Check out this version of the wookiee in our Enhanced Visual Guide, and then check out what we have to say about him in our Research Droids Review!

JTA Wishes You A Very Happy Memorial Day!

Posted by Paul | May 31, 2010 at 12:11 PM EDT |

JTA wishes you and your family a very happy Memorial Day today. Be sure to enjoy the time with family and friends and our greatest gift of freedom.

Visual Guide Update - LC BD30 Han Solo

Posted by Chuck | May 31, 2010 at 08:17 AM EDT |

After rescuing Princess Leia, Han battles his way back to the Death Star’s hangar. The stormtrooper disguise came in handy, but now it’s his bold nature and his blaster that will free him from the Empire’s clutches. Click below for our Enhanced Visual Guide, and then check out even more details in our Research Droids Review!

Review: Biker Scout - TSC - Vintage

Posted by Paul | May 31, 2010 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews finishes up The Saga Collection's vintage line of figure's today with the entry of the Biker Scout. And this figure is one of the best we have ever received from Hasbro. 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 - LC BD29 R2-D2

Posted by Chuck | May 30, 2010 at 10:06 PM EDT |

Scavenging Jawas find R2-D2 in the Jundland Wastes. They incapacitate the droid and attach a restraining bolt to keep him from escaping. The plucky astromech droid is then place in the cluttered hold of the Jawas’ sandcrawler. Our Visual Guide marathon is in full swing now so click below to check out the latest version of R2-D2, and then read all about him in our Research Droids Review!

Memo To Hasbro: Better Ideas For Battle Packs #1

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2010 at 09:31 PM EDT |

You've read our rant about the pitiful new Hoth Assault Battle Packs set coming from Hasbro this August. But instead of just whining about it, we thought we could come up with a suggestion or two ourselves and maybe inspire Hasbro? Doubtful, but we'll try anyhow. We have ideas for about four which we'll share with you over time. But click through to read our BIG IDEA #1.

Visual Guide Update - LC BAD R3-M3 & R5-C7

Posted by Chuck | May 30, 2010 at 03:07 PM EDT |

Wave 2 of The Legacy Collection closes out with a pair of Build a Droid figures: R3-M3 and R5-C7. Our marathon will continue, however, with the launch of Wave 3! Stay tuned!

 

Big Time Rumors Surface At Yakface.com!

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2010 at 02:03 PM EDT |

Our good friends at Yakface.com have gotten some pretty cool rumor lists for The Vintage Collection as well as that shelf-hogging line, The Clone Wars. Click through to check it out! Gamorrean Guard, Wicket, Ackbar, Rebel Commando and a new Jedi Luke?! They're all coming!!!

TVC and TCW Rumors!

TRU Exclusives Are The Next To Show Up At ROSS!

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2010 at 01:36 PM EDT |

It's official! The Star Wars Big 3 retailers (Walmart, TARGET and Toys R Us) have all been represented at ROSS now. Just this morning in Philly, we found the TRU The Force Unleashed Commemerative Collection 3 pack in the blue TLC packaging. The price? Try $7.99! You know what to do! It's a pretty good bet that all new exclusives going forward will have significantly less production. What a shame.

Visual Guide Update - LC BD28 Ugnaught

Posted by Chuck | May 30, 2010 at 09:12 AM EDT |

On Cloud City, Ugnaughts operate the carbon-freeze chambers that are typically used to freeze Tibanna gas but can also freeze living matter. Ugnaughts work in Bespin's Tibanna gas processing plants or as general laborers in the city. Click below to check out the second version of this figure in our Enhanced Visual Guide, and then read all about him in our Research Droids Review!

Review: Luke Skywalker: X-wing Pilot - TSC - Vintage

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2010 at 05:19 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews looks at the vintage-styled version of Luke Skywalker: X-wing Pilot. It has gone through some better transitions since this release, but it was a great start. 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 ReviewsLuke Skywalker: X-wing Pilot

Visual Guide Update - LC BD23 Nikto Gunner

Posted by Chuck | May 29, 2010 at 05:42 PM EDT |

Jabba the Hutt employs Nikto to serve as guards in his palace and on his sail barge and skiffs. The Nikto are a warrior species that area used to hot desert climates, making them suitable for Jabba's purposes – until that fateful day at the Pit of Carkoon. Click below to check him out in our Enhanced Visual Guide, including a special guide showing how he connects with a certain desert skiff, and then read all about him in our Research Droids Review!

Toys R Us Still Getting EU Wave And TFU Multipacks

Posted by Paul | May 29, 2010 at 05:39 PM EDT |

Toys R Us stores in the Philadelphia area are getting heavy shipments of the Force Unleashed five packs. While many have had good fortune finding these, they sold through rather quickly. Also, less stores are STILL getting in the Expanded Universe wave of figures too.

Visual Guide Update - LC BD22 Malakili

Posted by Chuck | May 29, 2010 at 05:28 PM EDT |

The vicious rancor that dwells beneath Jabba's palace has one true friend: Malakili. The Corellian is in charge of caring for the bloodthirsty beast. He treats the rancor like a cherished pet, and is overcome with grief when Luke puts an end to the creature. Click below to check him out in our Enhanced Visual Guide, and then read all about him in our Research Droids Review!

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

Posted by Paul | May 29, 2010 at 04:51 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 - LC BD21 Giran

Posted by Chad | May 29, 2010 at 08:54 AM EDT |

Giran is a Nikto Guard who helps Malakili take care of the vicious rancor in the chamber below Jabba's lair. A warrior species with a reputation for shady activities, the Nikto are loyal to the Hutts and work in Jabba's palace and on his sail barge. Check him out in our Enhanced Visual Guide, and then see why JTA thinks this figure rates a 5 out of 5 in our Research Droids Review!

Review: Speeder Bike Recon - TCW - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | May 29, 2010 at 12:24 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews looks at one of the first Battle Packs in The Clone Wars line that was meant to serve as a set to help pad their new fancy pants AT-TE super deluxe vehicle to recreate the Battle of Teth. 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 - LC BD20 Major Panno

Posted by Chad | May 28, 2010 at 10:34 PM EDT |

Major Panno is a Dressellian tactician who works with General Crix Madine to plan commando strikes for the Rebel Alliance. He assists Madine in planning the shield generator strike on Endor that helps destroy the second Death Star. Check out all of the details in our Enhanced Visual Guide, and then read all about this figure in our Research Droids Review!

Hard To Find The Clone Wars Figures Making Return

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2010 at 09:57 PM EDT |

You may have seen our earlier plea for help trying to locate some very hard to find The Clone Wars figures. We have been receiving reports that Walmart is beginning to get higher numbers of the Darth Sidious wave in their stores. We have yet to confirm this report, but you may want to keep your eyes wide open as it seems most of you haven't located them yet either.

Visual Guide Update - LC BD19 Nien Nunb

Posted by Chad | May 28, 2010 at 09:39 PM EDT |

Nien Nunb is a B-wing pilot who attends the Rebel Alliance briefing prior to the Battle of Endor. Because of his great skills as a pilot and navigator, he is later given the temporary assignment of co-pilot for the Millennium Falcon during this crucial battle. Click below for our latest Enhanced Visual Guide, and be sure to have a look at this figure in our Research Droids Review!

Williams-Sonoma Picks Up Star Wars License!

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2010 at 08:47 PM EDT |

Looking to overlap your Star Wars collection into your kitchen? Williams-Sonoma thought it was a good idea and have added three unique Star Wars items to their product list including pancake makers, cookie cutters and a very cute kids' apron. Click through for more information.

Visual Guide Update - LC BD18 Ewoks

Posted by Chad | May 28, 2010 at 08:35 PM EDT |

Nho’Apakk and Paploo are two of the Ewoks who inhabit the forested moon of Endor. Like all Ewoks, they prefer to avoid confrontation but are fearsome warriors when threatened. They fight alongside the Rebels to subdue the stormtroopers during the Battle of Endor, ultimately helping to defeat the Empire. Click below for our latest Enhanced Visual Guides, and be sure to read our in-depth look at these figures in our Research Droids Review!

    

Star Wars Shop Is Also Having A Memorial Day Sale!

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2010 at 08:33 PM EDT |

Star Wars Shop is also joining the Memorial Day sale parade! Click the thumbnail below to check out their bargains as well!

Visual Guide Update - LC BD17 Princess Leia

Posted by Chad | May 28, 2010 at 08:23 PM EDT |

Made a slave by Jabba the Hutt, Princess Leia bides her time as the plan to free Han Solo comes together. The resourceful and courageous princess uses the very chains enslaving her to put an end to Jabba’s corrupt reign as the crime lord of Tatooine. Click below for our latest Enhanced Visual Guide, and be sure to see what we have to say about our number 1 most read review in our Research Droids Review!

Memorial Day Sale HasbroToyShop.com! Up To 50% Off

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2010 at 07:12 PM EDT |

The Memorial Day Madness has started! HasbroToyShop.com has some great Star Wars deals with some up to 50% off! Sale ends on June 6, 2010. Click the thumbnail below to check it all out!

Memorial Day Madness!

Visual Guide Update - LC BD16 Luke Skywalker

Posted by Chad | May 28, 2010 at 05:39 PM EDT |

Luke boards the second Death Star during the Battle of Endor to face his father and the evil Emperor Palpatine, in a confrontation that determines the fate of all three. Young Skywalker calls upon his Jedi skills to save himself – and his father. 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!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 28, 2010 at 05:34 PM EDT |

Wave 2 of the 2010 Vintage-Style is now available for pre-order! This will be the first wave to include Revenge of the Sith characters on Vintage-style cardbacks. If that isn't awesome enough, we have got the 2010 Clone Wars Wave 5 available for pre-order as well.

Grab the Mail-In Nahdar Vebb while you're browsing our huge selection, no sense to cut your shiny figures open just to send in the UPCs. Take a peak at our newsletter Vintage, its our biggest stock of Vintage Carded figures in a while.

Don't forget about the 10% OFF Coupon (Code: TENOFF), it ends this weekend! Otherwise, we still have the Free Shipping over $75 promotion going on until the end of next month.

Have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend from all of us at BriansToys.com.

Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update - LC Repacks Wave 2, pt. 1

Posted by Chuck | May 28, 2010 at 05:23 PM EDT |

It's time to kick off our massive Legacy Collection marathon! We'll start off with the first repacks from wave 2... Stay tuned as we bring you guide after guide in our full Enhanced format that includes cardback guides, wave guides and our unique BAD parts catalog that can ONLY be found here at JTA!

 

Hasbro Is Giving Away FREE Stuff!

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2010 at 02:33 PM EDT |

It seems like Hasbro's distribution woes have reached CODE RED status. They are running an incredible promotion which should allure people to buy the peg warmers in the stores which will in turn give you more product lying around at the Hasbro warehouse including a lightsaber or Rex helmet. Click through for complete details.

Review: Training On The Falcon - TLC - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2010 at 01:05 AM EDT |

When the big Millennium Falcon was released in July 2008, we didn't get a crew to fill it with (except for the Chewbacca and Han Solo pack-in pilot figures). But Hasbro made good and developed a Battle Packs set based on the other four characters that were on the ship as they try to navigate towards Alderaan. Research Droids Reviews investigates just how good this set 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 Reviews

SC Sandtrooper Corporal In Store Exclusive Shipping!

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2010 at 09:01 PM EDT |

Sideshow's first ever In-Store Exclusive, the Sandtrooper Corporal has just started shipping to the various comic book and specialty shops around the country. Limited to only 3000 pieces, now is the time to start hunting for it if you haven't placed a pre-order at a store yet. Contact the product page at Sideshow Collectibles for more information on this product and where to find it by clicking the thumbnail below!

Sandtrooper Corporal (In Store Exclusive)

Vintage Collection Wave 2 Pics At Entertainment Earth!

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2010 at 07:41 PM EDT |

Entertainment Earth has posted a picture of loose The Vintage Collection wave 2 figures which are also available for pre-order. Go check it out!

The Vintage Collection Wave 2

Review: Sand People - TSC - Vintage

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2010 at 10:36 AM EDT |

We are still keeping the vintage marathon going! The first wave of VTSC also had some great figure and ones that needed some more time to bake in the Hasbro oven. Research Droids Reviews takes a look at a good figure that just needed more tweaking before it got released. But we still like it! 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 | May 26, 2010 at 09:58 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: Han Solo (In Trench Coat) - TSC - Vintage

Posted by Paul | May 26, 2010 at 08:53 AM EDT |

We are still keeping the vintage marathon going! The first wave of VTSC also has some great figures and Research Droids Reviews takes a look at a very welcomed version of Han Solo in his cool trench coat. 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

No More Guesstimating! The Proof Is Available! Big AT-AT!

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2010 at 08:26 PM EDT |

You of course remember our Big AT-AT comparison shot back in February during Toy Fair (found HERE) comparing The Saga Collection AT-AT to the new "BAT-AT". (And there were many skeptics about the accuracy of it.) Well, there is now proof that it was indeed accurate and actually the Big AT-AT looks even bigger than we first thought! Now someone in the forums at ToplessRobot.com has a real life comparison side by side. Click through to check it out. Photo courtesy of Yfrog.com.

Research Droids Reviews Under Construction! Update #16

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2010 at 07:58 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.

We have another HUGE update for you today! We have EVERY SINGLE figure from the blue phase (or Season 1 blue line look) from The Clone Wars newly updated. This is the line that started it all. 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:

Star Wars Action News - Episode 246

Posted by Chuck | May 25, 2010 at 02:48 PM EDT |

Last Friday was the 30th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back. It is undoubtedly daunting to try and make a follow-up to the most successful film of all time, but George Lucas was up to the task creating a film that many fans actually consider superior to the original. Lando, Boba Fett, Carbonite, and Luke's paternal revelation, all iconic images created with this second installment in the Star Wars saga.

Star Wars Action News

Review: Greedo - TSC - Vintage

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2010 at 03:15 AM EDT |

We are still keeping the vintage marathon going! The first wave of VTSC also had some great figure and Research Droids Reviews takes a look at the very bad shot of Greedo (well, thanks to the 1997 Special Edition at least). 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

A Little Help, Please?

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2010 at 03:02 PM EDT |

If for some reason you are sitting on extra The Clone Wars Darth Sidious (CW45), Commander TX-20 (CW46) and/or Thi-Sen (CW43) figures that you're looking to unload, please e-mail JTA here. We need your help. Thank you!

1 Year Anniversary Review!!! Bounty Hunters - TVC

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2010 at 12:05 AM EDT |

This will be a day long remembered: a year's worth of reviews ranging from Hasbro's 3.75" action figures to Sideshow's life size busts.... just shy of and rapidly approaching a quarter of a million hits just on the reviews alone.... and the best group of readers a site could ever have!

Thanks goes out to all of you for making Research Droids Reviews such a huge success. We couldn't do it without you! This year promises to be the best yet and you can certainly rely on JTA to bring you the low down on every figure and exclusive coming out. Please join us today and check out our very special 1 Year Review that also opens up a new category, The Vintage Collection. We hope you enjoy it!

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

Mailaway Rocket Firing Boba Fett Images Surface!

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2010 at 10:13 PM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum have a reader who sent them in photos of the new rocket-firing Boba Fett exclusive. It is quite a sight to behold and we wanted to pass the info along so you could enjoy it too. Click the thumbnail for the direct link.

The LA Vader Project Press Release - Auction Comes To PA

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2010 at 04:40 PM EDT |

We have just received a great new press release on the June LA Vader Project. If you recall, this is when some of the best artists in the galaxy come together to customize Vader helmets and put them on display. Click through for the complete press release and spread the word if you know someone who needs to show off some of their talents!

The Vader Project

Review: Bossk (Bounty Hunter) - TSC - Vintage

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2010 at 01:35 AM EDT |

Steaming, smoking hot! You're so warm, you're almost on fire! Tomorrow is a big day for JTA's Research Droids Reviews because it commemorates our first year of providing a daily review of Star Wars products for you! It has also been a very special weekend celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back and we're not stopping the celebration here. 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

TARGET Raises Their Fall 2009 Exclusives From The Dead!

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2010 at 12:31 PM EDT |

Are we experiencing time travel? Are we going through a flash reverse? JTA reported on finding all the "old" holiday 2009 exclusives at Walmart back out on the shelf for full original price. (While you could go to ROSS and buy them for less than half price.) And it looks like now TARGET copies Walmart....again and just this morning, we found the Ambush At Abregado and Assault on Ryloth Battle Packs as well as Wedge Antilles' X-wing Starfighter back on TARGET's shelves for full price too! If you passed or missed out on these, it looks like you have another chance...or just wait for ROSS to intervene!

More Exclusives (And Other Things) Land At ROSS!

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2010 at 12:21 PM EDT |

You may remember our first original report of great Star Wars toy finds at ROSS (found HERE). We are confounded to find even more exclusives making their way to ROSS stores (as well as regular general release product too). Are basic figures next? It seems as if Hasbro really goofed the last year! (Cough, cough, ridiculous prices for exclusives, cough, cough.) Click through for details!

Review: IG-88 (Bounty Hunter) - TSC - Vintage

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2010 at 01:05 AM EDT |

Alright folks! We are back on track. Hotter than ever for a clue, we are only 2 days away from our exciting 1 year anniversary review! IG-88 (Bounty Hunter ) is the focus of Research Droids Reviews today and it is one of the greatest action figures....ever! The 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back is here and we are celebrating it in a grand way by reviewing this 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

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 21, 2010 at 05:43 PM EDT |

Brian's Toys would just like to say "Happy Birthday Empire Strikes Back!" It's been a good 30th years and to celebrate, we want to offer customers a 10% OFF coupon that's good for nearly any order. Use coupon code TENOFF at check out!

This week's newsletter features the new Disney Star Tours Series 4 set which shows your favorite Disney characters switching costumes for a third time! Goofy as C-3PO, Donald Duck in Han Carbonite, and Bad Pete as Boba Fett (he's HUGE!)

Also new this week are the Iron Man 2 Comic Series Wave 2, Vintage Loose AFA U85 & U90s, and the Wicket Maquette from Gentle Giant! Click through to BriansToys.com.

Brian's Toys

George Lucas Attending Celebration V!

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2010 at 03:01 PM EDT |

This just in! George Lucas will be attending Celebration V. Click through to read all about it!

ACME Discount Doesn't Apply To Character Keys

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2010 at 02:41 PM EDT |

SWAN's very own Scott from Tulsa writes in to let us know that although ACME Archives is running a 30% off special today (with coupon code ESB30), the character keys from their sister site, Characterkey.com are not eligible for the discount. Bummer!

Dan Curto Sketch Card Artist Special Report Archived

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2010 at 08:29 AM EDT |

Thank you to all who read our special report Dan Curto Sketch Card Artist. It was a major success and we wanted to let you know we have archived this exclusive interview in our Special Report section. This can be found on our features menu to the right of our site navigation.

Special Report: Dan Curto - Sketch Card Artist

Happy 30 Years To The Empire Strikes Back!

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2010 at 08:24 AM EDT |

Wanna feel really old?! Happy 30th Anniversary to The Empire Strikes Back! Today commemorates 30 years of the best sequel ever to any film. Be sure to to surf the web today for various specials and definitely check out StarWars.com where the center of the party is!

Review: Princess Leia Organa (In Combat Poncho) - Vintage

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2010 at 12:40 AM EDT |

Cold. Today's Research Droids Reviews heads in the wrong direction and sets you a bit off course for our exciting 1 year review. But don't worry, we'll be back on the path tomorrow. We take a detour from The Empire Strikes Back to check out a fine Return Of The Jedi version of Princess Leia Organa. 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

More Great Deals At A New Retail Chain - TJMAXX!

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2010 at 11:11 PM EDT |

Apparently ROSS isn't the only discount chain to offer exclusives and other general release Star Wars product for a fraction of the original price! JTA reader thomp1996 sends us photos of some great deals. Click through to check out the madness! Some awesome bargains inlcude the EE exclusive Joker Squad for $12.99, the latest red phase The Clone Wars deluxe line for $6.99 and the blue phase TLC Comic Packs for $6.99 each. Stick with JTA as we follow this story. Click through to check out the details!

Sideshow 12 Inch Yoda Teased!

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2010 at 08:56 PM EDT |

How exciting is this folks??!! Sideshow mercilessly teases us with a pre-production mold of a 12" Yoda. Click through to check out the video! They are also celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back tomorrow and they are giving away a life size Darth Vader bust, so be sure to check out their site for more information!

12 Inch Yoda!

E-mail Coupon For TRU Rewards Program Members!

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2010 at 03:41 PM EDT |

For those of you who have joined Toys R Us' Rewards Program, there is an applicable coupon for Star Wars collectors in your inbox, but the coupon is only good for today. It's for buy one get one 50% off. Remember that special, folks? Now you have a second chance! But act today or forever pass on it!

Gentle Giant, Ltd. Figrin D'an Mini Bust Up For Pre-Order

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2010 at 03:28 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. has sent out solicitations that their Figrin D'an mini bust and Tusken Raider with Bantha statue are up for pre-order. Click through for a direct link to their site.

Figrin D'an Mini Bust!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | May 20, 2010 at 02:49 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a slew of new preorders, some new arrivals and a new sale:

MACROSS SALE - 40% OFF


Save 40% on all in-stock imported Macross items - everything must go! We have a wide variety of valkyries from Bandai and Yamato as well as some various figures and accessories from Japan. Get yours now before everything sells out.

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear) - Vintage

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2010 at 05:26 AM EDT |

Hot! Even though ironically this is a cold weather character, you are getting so close to what the focus of our 1 year review will be! Before Snowtroopers were known as Snowtroopers, they used to have a much clumsier name. Research Droids Reviews checks out one of the most popular army builders of all time! And since the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back is right around the corner, we thought focusing some of the reviews on figures based on this source would be very fitting. 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 Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2010 at 03:28 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!

       

Star Wars Action News - Episode 245

Posted by Chuck | May 19, 2010 at 03:19 PM EDT |

While this month Empire Strikes Back is hogging the spotlight what with a StarWars.com site redesign, a Wampa rug, and Cloud City C-3PO backpack, it's little brother Revenge of the Sith is turning 5 this month and to celebrate the staff of Star Wars Action News reflect on the final film in the Star Wars saga, recounting their experiences first watching the movie, Nathan P Butler joins us to reflect on the movie's acclaimed novelization, and Arnie and Marjorie review their favorite Revenge of the Sith collectible. Also they review a new Revenge of Sith Collectible--the Sideshow Yoda and Clone Trooper Premium Format Figure!

Star Wars Action News

Research Droids Reviews Under Construction! Update #15

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2010 at 10:49 AM 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 includes all the red phase Legacy Collection and The Clone Wars Battle Packs. We got some great figures in these including Warok, an awesome Luke Skywalker (Battle Poncho) and an update to the 327th Star Corps clone trooper including ball-jointed hips! And Hasbro updated some pre-2000s concepts and made them very modern! 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: Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) - TSC - Vintage

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2010 at 01:20 AM EDT |

Warmer, warmer. You are getting warmer to the clue of what our 1 year review will be! Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) was a pure pleasure, even though he wasn't perfect. Research Droids Reviews inspects him from head to toe and we recommend checking out our thoughts. And since the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back is right around the corner, we thought focusing some of the reviews on figures based on this source would be very fitting. 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!

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UPDATE - Captain Rex Life Size LEGO Statue At TRU

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2010 at 08:08 AM EDT |

Faithful JTA regular reader Bob Sokol sends us much better photos of the life size Captain Rex LEGO statue from his local TRU store. Click through to see what he sent us!

Review: Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) - TSC - Vintage

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2010 at 01:10 AM EDT |

The countdown starts today for our 1 year anniversary of our daily Research Droids Reviews and since the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back is right around the corner, we thought focusing some of the reviews on figures based on this source would be very fitting. 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!

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Life Size Captain Rex LEGO Statue At Toys R Us

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2010 at 10:09 PM EDT |

JTA came across a pretty remarkable life size LEGO statue of Captain Rex at one of our local Toys R Us stores. You just have to click through and check out this breathtaking work of art! There were some stats posted but we were so eager about the piece we forgot to write them down! Apologies!

Qui-Gon Jinn & Eopie - New Update

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2010 at 09:11 PM EDT |

We have another update on the Qui-Gon Jinn & Eopie mail-away figures. It appears there must have been a load of procrastinators on the last day of the deadline of the promotion (March 31, 2010). Last we heard, Hasbro was mailing the second shipment on May 10, 2010. Now, we have received a revised postcard with a new shipping date of July 15, 2010. Man, some of us are going to have to wait a long time until we finally receive them. Click through for the updated letter!

Research Droids Reviews 1 Year In The Making!

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

It's hard to believe for us already, but JTA is celebrating 1 year of our daily Research Droids Reviews on Monday, May 24, 2010. To celebrate this landmark, we have a very special 1 year anniversary review in the works. But to help tease you a little bit more (or perhaps give you clues to what the 1 year review is), the next six reviews starting tomorrow should give you some inkling of where we're going. Be sure to stay tuned! Thank you so much for your daily loyalty reading these! It means the world to us!

Review: Gamorrean Guard - Life Size Bust

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2010 at 12:55 AM EDT |

It's really an amazing feat, but Sideshow keeps outdoing themselves time and again. Their latest life size bust does nothing but impress and Research Droids Reviews makes it today's topic of critical banter. 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!

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Review: Holographic General Grievous - TCW - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2010 at 02:56 PM EDT |

Do you like solid blue action figures? Research Droids Reviews looks at a Toys R Us exclusive that appears to be more popular than many realize. 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!

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Even More Spy Report Rumors Surface!

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2010 at 11:22 AM EDT |

Our very good friends at Yakface.com have received a great spy report. Click through to check it out!

New Star Wars Rumors!

TARGET Follows Suit!

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2010 at 11:17 AM EDT |

TARGET is late in the game but has caved and lowered their basic figure prices to $4.99 just like Toys R Us and Walmart. Not that they have a big selection left on the pegs, you may just be able to find some fillers for your collection. Price reduction will be good through June 5, 2010. Let's hope those two hard to find The Clone Wars waves (the Sidious wave and the Hondo wave) make it to retail heavily before the line changes over! Click through for the proof.

Review: The Sith Legacy - TAC - Evolutions

Posted by Paul | May 15, 2010 at 03:06 PM EDT |

The Sith are a very popular bunch of characters in th Star Wars universe. Hasbro showed us great love and release three at once in the Evolutions line. Research Droids Reviews looks at this set and distills the good and bad of it, but don't worry, there's not much bad at all! 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!

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30 (77-07) Exclusives 50% Clearance Prices Now At TRU!

Posted by Paul | May 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM EDT |

JTA tries to update you whenever possible of the deals we come across at retail. Collectors may want to take note that three TRU exclusives from the 30 (77-07) line have been marked down 50%. The Hoth Patrol and STAP Attack Battle Packs ring up $12.98 and the large scale TIE Fighter rings up for $20.98. These are not local area sales, but national new prices of these products. So if your stores have this product in stock, these are the prices! Check those endcaps before leaving!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 14, 2010 at 10:25 PM EDT |

Wow! Our Bounty Hunter 2-Pack sold within 24 hours after we sent the newsletter, and we figured we had stocked too many. Rest assured, for we have ordered more and expect to start shipping them by June 1st. Place your pre-order now!

Give welcome to De Agostini Star Wars Vehicles into your collection. These collector items come packed with a magazine and a miniature vehicle.

Check out more of what we have in stock at BriansToys.com.

Don't forget about our Free Shipping Offer!

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Really Hasbro? This Is What We're Getting?

Posted by Paul | May 14, 2010 at 03:46 PM EDT |

By now you have seen all of the upcoming boxed and carded new stuff coming in August from Hasbro. And while we are thrilled with The Vintage Collection, a lot of other stuff is leaving a lot to be desired. Hasn't Hasbro learned that the cheapskate way of doing things will only hurt the line in the long run? Can the line afford product just to clog and sit on shelves? Some of us here at JTA became a little outraged when we saw the Hoth Assault Battle Packs set because this is NOT what we want for our Star Wars collections. Click through to read our disdain.

Carded Vintage Collection Production Samples On eBay!

Posted by Paul | May 14, 2010 at 10:24 AM EDT |

eBay seller toyssir8982009 has carded The Vintage Collection figures for sale! Click through to check out the carded samples of these very fine figures! Auctions end 10 days from this posting date.

4-LOM   AT-AT Driver

Review: Holocron Heist - TCW - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | May 14, 2010 at 02:15 AM EDT |

Ugh, it's another useless Battle Packs set. Come on Hasbro, we are going to harass you until you make good Battle Packs again! Research Droids Reviews gets all huffy about one of the latest Battle Packs sets and aches for the days when Hasbro made some really clever sets (cough, cough, Scramble On Yavin, cough). The Star Wars line is just heading in the wrong direction (again) and for this we are becoming disenchanted. 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!

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Special Report: Dan Curto Sketch Card Artist - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 13, 2010 at 06:31 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives is thrilled to present our readers with an exclusive interview with Dan Curto, one of the sketch card artists for the upcoming Topps 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back 3D card series. We sat down with Dan and asked him all about the experience. And we couldn't resist asking a few other things too! Make sure you check out our very special report Dan Curto Sketch Card Artist, including exclusive first looks at six new sketch cards! Click HERE to check out JTA's conversation with Dan.

Production Version Of Leia Hoth Surfaces On eBay!

Posted by Paul | May 13, 2010 at 01:41 PM EDT |

Check out this eBay auction! Leia Hoth has made her way to the infamous bidding site and we have to say that she is a beauty in every way possible (and much better than the prototype we saw at Toy Fair 2010). Click HERE to check out the auction and a bigger image!

Leai Hoth!

TRU Exclusive Expanded Universe Wave Arriving Heavily!

Posted by Paul | May 13, 2010 at 01:14 PM EDT |

We feel for those of you that got the shaft on May 1, 2010 when your local TRU store didn't have the beloved Expanded Universe wave for you. But we would advise that you speak to a manager, find out when their next truck is, and arrive the morning the product goes out because the Legacy Collection (wave 13) is being shipped in high numbers in the Philly area. While your area can vary dramatically, we think it would be worth your while to trek out. The Langhorne, PA TRU got 5 cases of that wave in stock this morning. There is still hope for all! Keep the faith! Click through for the proof of what JTA saw just hours ago in the Langhorne, PA store. And the figures are $4.99 which should motivate you in and of itself!

TRU Gives Up On Recycled Walmart Exclusives!

Posted by Paul | May 13, 2010 at 01:02 PM EDT |

It was only a matter of time. TRU apparently gives up on the previous Walmart exclusive screen scene 2-packs and marks them down to $7.49. Sorry, but we forgot to look how long this will be in effect. Click through for the proof!

TRU Gives Up!

Review: Jedi Showdown - TCW - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | May 13, 2010 at 01:05 AM EDT |

Hasbro has given us a brief sampling of what is to be expected in the Battle Packs format and as hardcore collectors, we are none too excited. Research Droids Reviews acknowledges that the figures in the Jedi Showdown Battle Packs set are great figures, but did we need them again in a multipack and so soon, especially since most are coming again in the third phase of the basic figure line? 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!

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Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | May 12, 2010 at 07:58 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!

      

Questions Surrounding New Promo Sticker Answered!

Posted by Paul | May 12, 2010 at 03:31 PM EDT |

Have you seen that new promotional sticker out in the wild yet advertising Celebration V? Hasbro posts the full details of this VIP event! Click through to check it all out!

Free VIP Tickets To Celebration V!

Nice Discounts At Hasbro Toy Shop!

Posted by Paul | May 12, 2010 at 03:25 PM EDT |

Hasbro Toy Shop is running some pretty cool multiple promotions at the same time now. Use code FREESHIP20 to not only get 20% off of your order, but it also gives you free shipping. Additionally, over 75 basic figures have been marked down to $4.99 each and some Comic Packs have been marked as low as $6.99. Also, the latest Battle Packs have been marked down to $19.99 from $24.99. Be sure to check out these bargains!

Research Droids Reviews Under Construction! Update #14

Posted by Paul | May 12, 2010 at 12:22 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 includes two of the best The Clone Wars figures yet by Hasbro. Luminara Unduli and Captain Argyus are simple amazing in every way. Check out the other figures in Wave 9 of The Clone Wars too! 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:

New Saga Legends May Offer A Few New Surprises!

Posted by Paul | May 12, 2010 at 10:56 AM EDT |

You've seen all the great new photos pop up on the web for the upcoming Star Wars products, so now is the time to pre-order them! Entertainment Earth has many pre-orders up now! While we were browsing, we noticed that the Battle Droids in the new Saga Legends assortment appear to be the droids from the Geonosis Arena Showdown sets! This is great news for collectors and hopefully Hasbro made the necessary revisions to them that they desperately needed. Click through to see a bigger photo!

Saga Legends - More Than Meets The Eye!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 244

Posted by Chuck | May 12, 2010 at 06:48 AM EDT |

We have a special show with some special guests hosts taking up the mic this week on Star Wars Action News. On this week's show we talk about the end of the Hyperspace membership as we know it, the latest Celebration V perks, the Sideshow Captian Rex figure, plus other Star Wars gaming and collecting news from the internet and the store isles.

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Review: Rishi Moon Outpost Attack - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | May 12, 2010 at 01:10 AM EDT |

When the red phase of the Legacy Collection and The Clone Wars came out in the summer of 2009, one of the greatest "army builder" Battle Packs sets was released too, but many initially skipped over it because it looked rather light. Research Droids Reviews checks out this set in detail and discovers how happy we are that we weren't one of those that passed it over as it makes a wonderful addition to our stash. 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!

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New The Clone Wars Information - It Just Doesn't Stop!

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2010 at 01:54 PM EDT |

New The Clone Wars rumors has developed. Click the logo below to check out what our friends at Rebelscum.com have discovered!

New The Clone Wars Rumors!

Awesome Contest This Thursday On AOTS! Comic-Con!

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2010 at 01:48 PM EDT |

Attack Of The Show! just isn't done yet! There is a major contest coming up. Click through to read the tease!

Review: Po Nudo - TAC - 08 07

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2010 at 12:40 AM EDT |

It took a long time to get our second Aqualish Star Wars character in action figure form but while it has some good points, it really doesn't look like the charcater onscreen in Episode III. Research Droids Reviews looks at Separatist Po Nudo and wonders if we should have waited a little longer before he was released so Hasbro could have made him a bit 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!

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Jabba The Hutt With Throne Is A Walmart Exclusive!!!

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2010 at 05:41 AM EDT |

Jabba the Hutt with Throne is a Walmart exclusive! Sandtroopers.com gets the first boxed image of this piece and you can see a nice picture of the Oola pack-in figure. Click the thumbnail below to check it out!

Jabba the Hutt!

Review: Tri-Droid - TAC - 08 05

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

Even now, Hasbro isn't immune to misnaming figures. Research Droids Reviews checks out a very cool Separatist droid that actually made its debut appearance in the Tartakovsky Clone Wars and first non-animated appearance in Revenge Of The Sith. 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!

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Tons Of New Product Images Surface At Sandtroopers.com

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2010 at 12:56 PM EDT |

Sandtroopers.com comes through again with an amazing gallery of newly shown The Clone Wars, The Vintage Collection and vehicles images. You just have to go there and check them all out. Click thumbnail below for a direct link!

Awesome Battle Packs Sale At Kmart! Latest Sets Found!

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2010 at 12:34 PM EDT |

As collectors, we tend to shun Kmart, but with the latest announcement of a very cool Jodo Kast basic figure exclusive coming, it may be time to start paying attention to them. Just today, we found brand new Battle Packs on sale for $14.99 each which is about $10.00 off their normal price. They had all the latest ones in stock including the Birth Of Darth Vader, Tatooine Desert Ambush and the two new The Clone Wars ones in addition to the more common Gelabrub Patrol, Battle For Endor and Resurgence Of The Jedi sets. If you missed getting these during Toys R Us' buy one get one 50% off, Kmart may just be able to hook you up nicely!

Basic Figures On Sale Almost Everywhere For Under $5!

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2010 at 12:26 PM EDT |

This is a little bit late and you may have already heard, but Walmart has their basic figures on sale for $4.50 each. It is unknown how long this will last. Don't forget that Toys R Us has their basic figures on sale for $4.99 through July 3, 2010 too (and they have the exclusive last wave of the Legacy Collection too)!

Review: Battle On Mygeeto - TAC - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2010 at 01:05 AM EDT |

One of the best Battle Packs ever created is the focus of today's Research Droids Reviews. If you haven't picked up the Battle On Mygeeto set you are sorely missing out on a magical group of figures. Oh, and this is the only place you can get the definitive version of Clone Commander Bacara! You have to absolutely check out this wonderful product! 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!

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Review: Attack On Kashyyyk - TAC - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | May 08, 2010 at 05:33 AM EDT |

Collectibles based on The Force Unleashed have been some of the coolest Star Wars items for our collections, but the Battle Packs set in today's Research Droids Reviews was one of the weaker exclusives since it contained some rather boring 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!

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 07, 2010 at 10:12 PM EDT |

Get the first taste of the 2010 Vintage-Style carded figures by picking up the JediCon Exclusive Bounty Hunter 2-pack! This two-pack includes 4-Lom and Zuckuss in their debut packaging from 1980!

The Force Unleashed 5-Pack Exclusives are in stock as well. Check out our newsletter so you can see these before they sell out!

For U.S. customers, get free shipping on your next order over $75! Enter coupon code FREESHIP. Certain restrictions apply, see website for details. Stop by www.brianstoys.com!

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Captain Rex Pre-Order Up!

Posted by Paul | May 07, 2010 at 01:00 PM EDT |

Captain Rex is up! What are you waiting for? Click HERE to order him!

Rex Is Up for Pre-Order!

Review: Darth Vader With Incinerator Troopers - TAC

Posted by Paul | May 07, 2010 at 08:31 AM EDT |

Are you tired of The Force Unleashed yet? We're not! We love it and Research Droids Reviews studies the other Walmart exclusive Commemorative Collection set with two unique Incinerator Troopers! 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!

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New Kmart Exclusive Jodo Kast Discovered!

Posted by Paul | May 06, 2010 at 05:47 PM EDT |

Yakface.com and Sandtroopers.com worked together indirectly to confirm the upcoming Kmart exclusive Jodo Kast! A figure that we thought for sure we would NEVER see again after 2008's TLC Jodo Kast figure, this is a tremendous upgrade and should make a lot of hardcore Mandalorian fans very happy! Click the thumbnail below to check out the full story!

Review: Emperor Palpatine With Shadow Troopers - TAC

Posted by Paul | May 06, 2010 at 02:43 PM EDT |

We are continuing our The Force Unleashed push! Research Droids Reviews looks at an exclusive from fall 2008 that brought us two of the best Shadow Troopers we ever received! 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!

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TRU Expanded Universe Wave Hitting Hard!

Posted by Paul | May 06, 2010 at 11:04 AM EDT |

Reports are coming in from all over that the Expanded Universe wave is hitting hard pretty much all over the place and those May 1st Boys' Endcaps are finally being dedicated to Star Wars product. JTA found around 2 cases in our area and there was quite a mad dash for them. Be sure to make Toys R Us a stop on your errands list soon!

Captain Rex 12 Inch Figure Preview! Check It Out!

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2010 at 10:46 PM EDT |

Sideshow continues to amaze with their impeccable 12" figures. Click through to check out the unhelmeted Captain Rex which goes up for pre-order this Friday at 1:00 PM EDT. Stick close to JTA for a direct link to the item when it goes up for sale on Friday!

12 Inch Captain Rex!

Borders Exclusive Gentle Giant, Ltd. Bookends!

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2010 at 08:19 PM EDT |

There is another exclusive and it is a pretty cool one! Borders has picked up the Gentle Giant, Ltd. STAR WARS bookends. These went on sale yesterday and right now Borders is the only place you can get them! Click through for more information!

Star Wars Bookends - Borders Exclusive

Noriyoshi Ohrai The Empire Strikes Back Poster at SWS!

Posted by Chuck | May 05, 2010 at 08:11 PM EDT |

It's the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back right? Poster collectors won't want to miss this treat! Stop by Star Wars Shop because if you act fast you can score the Noriyoshi Ohrai The Empire Strikes Back Poster! This reprint is limited to just 500 and is sure to sell out fast!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2010 at 06:57 PM EDT |

Here is our Wednesday recap of the past week's Research Droids Reviews in an effort to let you know which Star Wars products have been added to our database. In case you may have missed any, simply click on each thumbnail below to take you directly to that specific review! And don't forget to put in your own two cents by voting in the poll found at the bottom of each review now!

      

Star Wars Action News - Episode 243

Posted by Chuck | May 05, 2010 at 04:12 PM EDT |

Can a sale on action figures not only help your wallet but change your worldview? The answer is "yes!" This week on Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie reflect on the insane sale on Star Wars figures last week at Toys R Us, and discuss not only how it allowed fans to stock up on figures at better-than-2005 prices, but also how it gave Arnie a totally new attitude towards collecting.

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People Get Ready...The Vintage Collection Is Coming!

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2010 at 02:43 PM EDT |

How sweet it is to be loved by Hasbro! Hasbro sends out the official logo to the eagerly anticipated The Vintage Collection. Just looking at this logo stirs incredibly warm feelings and the fondest of memories of the awesome The Original Trilogy Collection and The Saga Collection basic lines. We have a lot to look forward to and it is perhaps the best time ever to be a Star Wars collector. Those that have fallen far from the faith, now is the time to make amends and become an eager collector again. And for those that have remained steadfast through thick and thin, we hold our glasses of blue milk up in honor to you! We hope you are all getting ready for an amazing year and are as excited as we are for what is coming in this groundbreaking line!

Research Droids Reviews Under Construction! Update #13

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2010 at 12:31 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.

JTA gives you a HUGE/MASSIVE update today. We have updated or enhanced every single new Comic Packs set in both the blue and red phases of The Legacy/Legacy Collection! And we also added updated reviews and galleries to the early 2009 Walmart exclusive Comic Packs, including our personal favorite, the Janek Sunber/Amanin Comic Packs! And also don't forget to check out the updated gallery on the Darth Krayt/Sigel Dare set which highlights the new and improved Sigel Dare with all new face paint operations!! 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: The Force Unleashed Figure Pack (2 of 2)

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2010 at 01:40 AM EDT |

Yes, it's true that Hasbro has given us Christmas early this year with the release of the totally amazing The Force Unleashed five-packs at Toys R Us. Research Droids Reviews brought you the first pack yesterday and today we finish them up with the impressive second box set. 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!

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New 2010 Carded Saga Legends Photos Surface!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2010 at 05:41 PM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have gotten their mittens on some new 2010 flavored Saga Legends. Click the thumbnail below to check them all out!

Review: The Force Unleashed Figure Pack (1 of 2)

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2010 at 01:35 AM EDT |

Hasbro has given us Christmas early this year with the release of the totally amazing The Force Unleashed five-packs at Toys R Us. Research Droids Reviews delves deeply into the first pack and discovers a sweet selection of repaints, retools and all-new 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!

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Additional Units Of EU Wave Confimed!

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2010 at 07:32 PM EDT |

Confirming our earlier report (seen HERE), Galactic Hunter receives confirmation from the top executives at Hasbro that more of the Expanded Universe wave is indeed coming to local Toys R Us stores! Do not waste your money on inflated eBay prices, readers! To check out Galactic Hunter's confirmation, click HERE.

Research Droids Reviews Under Construction! Update #12

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2010 at 03:19 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.

We have another The Clone Wars update for you today! This was a favorite wave for many collectors because it included a very cool space suited Obi-Wan Kenobi, a new take on an RA-7 droid and an all-new highly articulated Yoda (sans action features). But perhaps the gem of the wave was the all-new Commando Droid, one of the best action figures to ever come out of Hasbro....period. 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:

New Vintage Collection Rumors Pop Up!

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2010 at 10:39 AM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com have gotten word of some pretty cool rumors for The Vintage Collection. Hop on over to check it out!

Toys aRen't Us - Fails Many Collectors

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2010 at 08:36 AM EDT |

Clearly a gifted writer, we are impressed with how Adam May at Galactic Hunter makes extreme aggravation seem so humorous, but once you get past the initial laughter, he nicely lays out the annoying runaround he experienced like so many other readers at his local TRU stores trying to grab the final wave of the Legacy Collection. If you haven't checked it out, take a minute to scan over his thoughts and recommendations.

Review: Jaina Solo - BD60

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2010 at 12:30 AM EDT |

You met Jacen yesterday, now meet sister. Research Droids Reviews finishes up the final wave of the Legacy Collection basic figure line today with Princess Leia's daughter, a pretty good figure in the Expanded Universe wave. 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!

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Resurgence Of Theft With Resurgence Of The Jedi

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2010 at 11:19 AM EDT |

JTA informant and friend Tommy Lee Lemons writes in to let us know of another incident of theft at one of his local TRU stores. Someone replaced the Luke and Obi-Wan with an Early Bird Luke and VOTC Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi respectively. Please make sure you report these findings to the store manager when you see this so they can be aware when there are returns being made. Thanks Tommy for the head's up. Click through to see this travesty.

Phillipines Gets New The Clone Wars Figures!

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2010 at 11:08 AM EDT |

The brand new The Clone Wars figures have been found in the Phillipines! Click the thumb below to check them out!

A New Hope For The Expanded Universe Wave!

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2010 at 11:03 AM EDT |

Don't give up hope yet ye heavy laden, those unable to find the Expanded Universe wave at Toys R Us this past weekend. JTA has learned from a Regional Manager at Toys R Us that there are 600 cases of Legacy Collection assortment figures in the Distribution Center that satisfies the areas including Philadelphia and more alone. While we are unable to guarantee if these are more of the EU wave or not, it is a slight sign of comfort that stores may see additional assortments hit the shelves shortly. Don't give up the hunt! While the buy one, get one 50% is now over, the bonus is that basic figures will remain on sale for $4.99 each until July 3, 2010!

Review: Jacen Solo - BD59

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2010 at 07:08 AM EDT |

Wonder Twin powers, activate! Jacen Solo, who lives a life similar to his grandfather is not the most exciting action figure, but fans of Darth Caedus should be quite happy. Research Droids Reviews is near finishing up the now hard to find Expanded Universe wave of the Legacy Collection and today we look at Jacen Solo. 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

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 01, 2010 at 08:32 AM EDT |

Highlights this week include a restock of several popular Gentle Giant Mini-Busts and Sideshow Exclusive 12-inch. And not to break our fabulous streak of awesome Vintage, we have new Vintage AFA Star Wars available again! We knew you were excited.

But prepare yourself today, May 1st, because Brian's Toys has a special treat for all Star Wars and G.I. Joe collectors-alike! Stay tuned to www.brianstoys.com!

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