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May 2016

Rishi Moon Outpost Attack

  • Collectible: Rishi Moon Outpost Attack
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Batle Packs
  • Review Sequence: #354
  • Original Publication Date: May 12, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 745th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Distribution is in utter disrepair. Check. New items arriving that no one or very few collectors knew were coming. Check. Wrong focus on products to come to retail for a market willing to spend money on the stuff we want. Check. Why must the Star Wars line continue on this path? JTA reader fearxforthebest, while desperately looking for the final TBS (Phase III – red and black packaging is all I mean) Walmart exclusive 3.75" TBS figures (and totally unable to find them), came across "new" 12-Inch Figures. WE had no idea these were even coming (or at least we forgot they were coming if we reported they were coming). Maybe there WILL be new merchandise arriving before Force Friday this year. Let's see what will indeed arrive because it's a crap shoot! We should also note that they arrived to the store on clearance as well.

Uh-oh. Unrest there always seems to be at Disney when it comes to Star Wars. First Arndt leaving, now Rogue One is suffering some supposed turmoil. According to the Daily Mail, Disney chiefs have deemed Rogue One "so bad" that they're requiring four weeks of reshoots and the blame is being placed on director Gareth Edwards. (Or maybe it's actually so good in a classic Star Wars sense that they need to completely rework it to make some characters more invincible perhaps?) Check out the story!

Review: A-wing Fighter - POTF2 [G/FF] - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | May 31, 2016 at 08:13 AM ET |

Let's now check out the very first modern A-wing Fighter (with exclusive pack-in A-wing Pilot figure) in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

A-wing Fighter

FlashBack Review: Jar Jar Binks - TCW [F/S1] - No. 24

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2016 at 12:17 PM ET |

Jar Jar Binks

  • Collectible: Jar Jar Binks (No. 24)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #7
  • Original Publication Date: May 30, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 953rd most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

For those still looking for a discounted price on The Black Series 6" First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter, keep checking Amazon. The price fluctuates daily and has been as low as $81. It is currently listed at $91. Happy hunting!

Happy Memorial Day!

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2016 at 06:59 AM ET |

We wish a very Happy Memorial Day to all of our readers. Please take a moment to remember those who died for our freedoms.

Review: Droid Army - CW - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2016 at 12:45 AM ET |

Let's check out the Droid Army Deluxe set from the Clone Wars line. It's the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Droid Army

Takodana Encounter Hits New Zealand

Posted by Paul | May 29, 2016 at 10:41 PM ET |

New Zealander and longtime JTA reader Andy M. eagerly sends us a report that the Takodana Encounter multipack has hit his homeland. Click through for his report

BARC Speeder With Clone Commander Cody

  • Collectible: BARC Speeder With Clone Commander Cody
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Deluxe Figures
  • Review Sequence: #273
  • Original Publication Date: February 20, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,372nd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Review: C-3PO - Elite Series

Posted by Paul | May 29, 2016 at 07:37 AM ET |

The Elite Series R2-D2 is great, but the Elite Series C-3PO is not so great. Find out why in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

C-3PO

New Jakks Pacific Hitting TARGET

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2016 at 09:06 PM ET |

JTA reader Bryan L. has found the latest Jakks Pacific figures in a Southern California TARGET today.

JTA reader Phil has found an older The Black Series 6" figure. It's definitely not the most exciting find, but the price was right for him. Click through for his story.

JTA reader Richard F. found some good deals while out trying to locate that Ross TBS6 Anakin Skywalker figure for $10! The curse of TPM 3D never seems to die, does it?

         
      

TBS6 Ahsoka Wave Hits Star Wars Outpost In Orlando Hard!

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2016 at 08:35 PM ET |

JTA reader Paul G. came across this at the Star Wars Outpost in Orlando. It looks like they're free from distribution issues at the moment!

FlashBack Review: AT-RT With ARF Trooper - TCW [S2] - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2016 at 01:48 PM ET |

AT-RT With ARF Trooper

  • Collectible: AT-RT With ARF Trooper
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Deluxe Figures
  • Review Sequence: #272
  • Original Publication Date: February 19, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,108th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Review: R2-D2 - Elite Series

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2016 at 07:53 AM ET |

Forget about what biases you have against the Elite Series line because the Elite Series R2-D2 is AMAZING! We hope Disney will be making more astromechs in this line because it is clearly their strong point. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

R2-D2

Cheap Loose The Black Series 6" Figures On eBay!

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2016 at 08:11 PM ET |

eBay seller gototoycity has an unbelievable selection of cheap Star Wars figures. In many instances, 6" figures (loose) are less than half the price of the boxed versions. But there is MUCH MORE to check out anyway. Everything is currently on sale too! The store is in China, so be mindful of some of the bootleg figures that are known to come out of there (like Darth Maul). The rest of their selection is rather fantastic however, but please err on the side of caution if you are looking to avoid bootleg figures. CHECK THEM OUT!

FYI: Quite a few readers are saying these are fakes. Keep in mind that eBay has a strict policy on selling bootlegs when advertised as the real thing. If it came down to a dispute, the result would be in your favor. Some people are also just looking for a cheaper way to army build too. Also, as a reminder, we only know of one bootleg figure here: Darth Maul which we already warned you about in the past.

JTA reader Derek directs our attention to an eBay auction that may be of benefit to some of you. Three of the later Rebels Mission Series two-packs have been bundled together for a mere 15.83 (as of this post they're 12% off) with FREE shipping.

Visual Guide Update - R2-D60 - Droid Factory

Posted by Chuck | May 27, 2016 at 05:39 PM ET |

The next addition to the Disney Parks Droid Factory Visual Guide features the 60th anniversary exclusive R2-D60. Click below for the full guide details. You can also read our full review on this figure right here in our Research Droids Reviews.

R2-D60 - Disney Parks - Droid Factory

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

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Brian's Toys

Toy Run Episode 12: Thoughts On The Hobby With Paul Harrison

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2016 at 02:24 PM ET |

Check out Toy Run: The Star Wars Action Figure Cast Episode 12 featuring yours truly. The show starts off humorously as they replay the infectious hearty laugh of Chewbacca Mom, but then we all get to business as we start talking about the future of Star Wars action figure collecting. Join Criz Bee from JediBusiness.com and Jake Stevens from 4LOMKuss.com and myself for a fun interview.

FlashBack Review: Crab Droid - TCW [S2] - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2016 at 01:32 PM ET |

Crab Droid

  • Collectible: Crab Droid
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Deluxe Figures
  • Review Sequence: #687
  • Original Publication Date: April 10, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 971st most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Walmart will be axing its ad-matching tool in a few hundred stores in favor of long-term Roll Backs instead. Business Insider has the full story! Of course, none of this matters to Star Wars collectors unless products arrive to stores.

Review: Darth Vader (The Empire Strikes Back) - Classic Bust

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2016 at 08:06 AM ET |

Maybe ALL licensees should stop looking for the latest novelty items to produce and just focus on improving what they do best instead. Get back to basics already! That's how we feel about the Darth Vader (The Empire Strikes Back) Classic Bust. Learn more about it in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Vader (The Empire Strikes Back)

Can-cell With Anakin Skywalker

  • Collectible: Can-cell With Anakin Skywalker
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Deluxe Figures
  • Review Sequence: #686
  • Original Publication Date: April 9, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,455th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Star Wars Celebration Orlando Tickets On Sale Now

Posted by Mike_Taber | May 26, 2016 at 03:27 PM ET |

 Celebration Europe isn't even here yet, but tickets for Star Wars Celebration Orlando are already available for purchase. The event will take place from April 13-16, 2017 in Orlando, FL. Four day tickets are $150 for adults and $70 for kids (6-12). Click through to purchase your tickets now!

JTA reader Andrea G. also alerts us to the fact that more and more Italian websites are advertising their exclusive The Black Series subscription collection and their pre-order screens have once again confirmed a listing for an Episode VII Luke Skywalker in 3.75" scale. In other exciting news, that General Grievous 6" figure that JTA broke news on a year ago looks like it is FINALLY coming to the 6" line as evidenced by its addition here in the Italian line! See the screencaps below for the proof!

        

Celebration Europe Key Art Revealed

Posted by Mike_Taber | May 26, 2016 at 02:21 PM ET |

 StarWars.com has revealed the stunning key art for Celebration Europe. The image features characters from both The Force Awakens and Rogue One, including the all new shoretrooper. 

Remember that Italian collection of The Black Series 3.75" and 6" figures? Well, Italian JTA reader Andrea G. has received his Princess Leia Organa figure from the subscription (after buying one off of eBay because of the lack of communication that these would not be coming to Italy) and discovered differences exist between the packaging. Check them out!!

      

Let's now check out another Disney Parks exclusives. It's time for the STAR TOURS Sector 2 Security multipack. It is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

STAR TOURS Sector 2 Security

JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles LOOSE ITEMS SALE ends May 31st!

Maybe there is some precedent set for a Star Wars film getting released in December. Maybe The Force Awakens isn't alone. The Academy Film Archive has revealed a supposedly never-before-seen "Revenge Of The Jedi" teaser yesterday which shows that Episode VI was planned to have a December 1983 release date. Check it out!

Visual Guide Update - Holographic R2-D2 - Droid Factory

Posted by Chuck | May 25, 2016 at 08:04 PM ET |

We continue our Visual Guides focus on Disney Parks' Droid Factory line of figures. Up next is Holographic R2-D2. Click below to check out the guide for this figure, and read our full review in detail right here.

Holographic R2-D2 - Disney Parks - Droid Factory

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | May 25, 2016 at 06:57 PM ET |

Big Bad Toy Store drops their latest newsletter. Stop by and check it out...

Big Bad Toy Store

Battle Droid And Armored Scout Tank

  • Collectible: Armored Scout Tank With Battle Droid
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Deluxe Figures
  • Review Sequence: #685
  • Original Publication Date: April 8, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 944th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Sometimes canned responses from Hasbro Customer Service just won't do, as JTA reader James Saylor found out all too quickly. His perseverance paid off ultimately, but he wasn't looking for a freebie. He just wanted to find these figures in stores or online to buy at normal MSRP. What will it take for Hasbro to rectify its years long uphill battle with proper distribution? Click through for the drama.....

Happy Birthday To A New Hope And Return Of The Jedi!

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2016 at 10:54 AM ET |

Happy 39th Birthday to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (you're over the hill next year)! And also Happy 33rd Birthday to my most favorite Star Wars film of all: Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi!


We're going to continue looking at more Disney Parks exclusives. Let's check out the STAR TOURS Search For The Rebel Spy multipack. It is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

STAR TOURS Search For The Rebel Spy

Our 7th anniversary Research Droids Review celebration continues as we take a look at the Visual Guide counterpart to this huge Droid Factory collection! Click below to check out our humongous Visual Guide of the Disney Parks 2015 Collection – Droid Factory set, featuring all the parts and information you need to build your own set! And if you haven't yet stopped by our massive review, read it right here!

Disney Parks 2015 Collection – Droid Factory

FlashBack Review: Clone Trooper - TCW [F/S1] - No. 5

Posted by Chuck | May 24, 2016 at 05:25 PM ET |

Clone Trooper

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper (No. 5)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #264
  • Original Publication Date: February 11, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,095th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Today marks SEVEN (7) years of our Research Droids Reviews column and we're celebrating it big by featuring the totally awesome and totally fun Disney Parks 2015 Collection – Droid Factory complete with 240 image photo gallery! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Disney Parks 2015 Collection

Please also click through for a special message from Jedi Temple Archives.....

FlashBack Review: Battle Droid - TCW [F/S1] - No. 7

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2016 at 03:36 PM ET |

Battle Droid

  • Collectible: Batle Droid (No. 7)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #279
  • Original Publication Date: February 26, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,169th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2016 at 02:19 PM ET |

Click through for the latest from JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys!

Beautiful TBS6-Scaled Custom Luke Skywalker (TFA) Figure

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2016 at 01:56 PM ET |

JTA reader Sean eagerly shares an image of a custom TBS6 Luke Skywalker figures based on his appearance from The Force Awakens. Click through for more!

Three New Rogue One LEGO Buildable Figures Revealed

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2016 at 01:49 PM ET |

A Mexican site by the name of MarchaImperial.com has posted an image of three LEGO Buildable figures showcasing characters from Rogue One. Special thanks to JTA reader German O. for alerting us to this news!! The translation reads loosely "This is the image in question where we see Jyn Erso a Deathtrooper and the droid K - 250."

UPDATE: LEGO has asked us to remove the images.

Review: Jedi Mickey's Starfighter - ST - Disney Parks Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2016 at 12:10 AM ET |

We have a special celebratory review tomorrow, and today's review of 2013's ST Jedi Mickey's Starfighter provides a clue of what that review will be! Learn about this fun set in our Research Droids Reviews today and be sure to come back tomorrow for a landmark review! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Jedi Mickey's Starfighter

FlashBack Review: Remote Control R5-D4 - TLC - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2016 at 03:03 PM ET |

Remote Control R5-D4

  • Collectible: Remote Control R5-D4
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: TARGET Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #1023
  • Original Publication Date: March 11, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,157th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

We missed the birthday of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back yesterday (May 21st), so we have to celebrate it today! Reminisce on this fan favorite Star Wars film!

Review: Clone Trooper (Super Poseable) - CW - '03 #50

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2016 at 07:57 AM ET |

The 2003 Clone Wars Clone Trooper ('03 #50) figure changed everything about articulation for Star Wars collectors. Little did Hasbro or collectors know the dam it would break for the action figure line. Check out this iconic figure in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Clone Trooper

JTA reader Michael G. shares with us enhancements he made to the Walmart exclusive 3.75" The Black Series [Phase III] figures. Click through for more!

    
    

TBS6 Ahsoka Wave Hitting Canada Harder!

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2016 at 07:31 AM ET |

Wow! Look at this find from Halifax Canada! While we're not sure of the location, JTA reader Daniel L. couldn't be more thrilled with seeing this after seeing nothing for months!!

File this under "you just never know what you might find at retail." JTA reader Mark has located a rare find: The 2012 SW [TPM 3D] MTT vehicle for a mere $55! What a deal for this fun vehicle!

    

The Action Figure Quality You Get For Expensive Retail Prices

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2016 at 07:19 AM ET |

Does an example like this show us how the return of super-articulated action figures as a main line may be a complete impossibility? Does it at least make you shake your head? Sometimes seeing images like the two below help clearly illustrate just how badly things are for Star Wars collectors. Sure, that sounds dramatic, but how can action figures with only five points of articulation be set with these prices, even if the retailer is already notorious for having higher prices than normal big box retail? Sheesh! Special thanks to JTA reader PB Davis for the reality check.

    

Star Wars Merchandise On Sale At Disney Store

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2016 at 07:08 AM ET |

DisneyStore.com is running a sale on Star Wars merchandise and many things some of you collect are on sale. Check it out!

Dollar General Receives Unannounced Line Of Six-Inch Figures

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2016 at 07:01 AM ET |

One store exclusive that we get frequent email store reports on are 6" shampoo bottles from Dollar General (watch out TBS6 lovers – your line might get the axe next – that's sarcasm). So, after so many reports, we thought we better post an article about them! Are these more things we don't need or are they just simply novelty items? At $3 a piece they certainly are affordable! Special thanks to readers Ryan C. and Bob T. and the others who have sent us these store reports.

S.H. Figuarts Obi-Wan Kenobi (Episode II) Revealed!

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2016 at 04:51 PM ET |

Tamashi Nations has also revealed a Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi figure at Tamashi Features 2016! Special thanks to site amiami.jp for the alert!

Tamashi Nations Teases Green Screen Stage Act Studio Technology

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2016 at 04:47 PM ET |

Tamashi Nations teases some "green screen" technology for a "stage act studio" on their Instagram page to be used in conjunction with their S.H. Figuarts figures. Check it out!

FlashBack Review: Remote Control R2-Q5 - TLC - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2016 at 03:44 PM ET |

Remote Control R2-Q5

  • Collectible: Remote Control R2-Q5
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: TARGET Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #614
  • Original Publication Date: January 27, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,157th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

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Brian's Toys

We have one final item to talk about from the Clone Wars [Animated] line: the Clone Wars Commemorative DVD Collection (Animated Pack 2) which is a Walmart exclusive. Learn all about it in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Clone Wars Commemorative DVD Collection (Animated Pack 2)

Has The Title of Star Wars Episode VIII Leaked?

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2016 at 07:37 PM ET |

Has the title of Episode VIII leaked? A video has made its way to Reddit and it appears the title is now known provided it's legit. WARNING! Potential SPOILERS (if this isn't total bunk)!

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Episode V Yoda Available For Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | May 20, 2016 at 06:06 PM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles has the Hot Toys Yoda available for pre-order. Click here for the full gallery and pre-order page!

Review: FlashBack Review: Commander Neyo - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2016 at 04:11 PM ET |

Commander Neyo

  • Collectible: Commander Neyo
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Saga Legends
  • Review Sequence: #329
  • Original Publication Date: April 17, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,056th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Hot Toys Reveals One-Sixth Scale OT Yoda!

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2016 at 02:29 PM ET |

Hot Toys has revealed a one-sixth scale Yoda figure. They've posted a full gallery on their Facebook page!

Recently Revealed TBS6 Astromech Droid 3-Pack Hits eBay

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2016 at 08:06 AM ET |

And I am starting to doubt its legitimacy (just because of the wonky packaging). An eBay auction popped up for the recently revealed TBS6 Astromech Droid three-pack. The bidding is obscene, but at least you get to see better images of these figures. What is up with the background of the figures? Call me a little skeptical now. However, the seller DOES clarify that he bought this while visiting Toys R Us in Hong Kong. Oh, and there is a sticker claiming it's a San Diego Comic Con exclusive, which is what we all surmised. Check it out!

   

We're continuing looking at some figures from the Clone Wars [Animated] line including the store exclusives. Let's now check out the Clone Wars Commemorative DVD Collection (Animated Pack 1), a Walmart exclusive, in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Clone Wars Commemorative DVD Collection (Animated Pack 1)

FlashBack Review: MagnaGuard - TCW [S2] - CW49

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2016 at 05:49 PM ET |

MagnaGuard

  • Collectible: MagnaGuard (CW49)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #305
  • Original Publication Date: March 24, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 681st most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2016 at 05:42 PM ET |

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys!

JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles continues running their loose items sale! Check out what you can get at reduced prices!

TBS6 Special Forces TIE Fighter Less Than $82 On Amazon!

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2016 at 05:30 PM ET |

The 6" Scale The Black Series First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter is less than $82 as of this posting at the link below!

The Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format First Order Stormtrooper is now available for pre-order. Click here for all of the details!

Happy Birthday To Episode I And Episode III!

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2016 at 03:20 PM ET |

Happy 17th Birthday to Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Happy 11th Birthday to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith.



It appears as if an all-new The Black Series 6" version of Darth Vader is coming for the Rogue One line look! (Although a tiny possibility exists that Hasbro could repack the debacle that is the current Darth Vader TBS6 figure, we don't think they'll ever reissue that beast again. If they do, then shame on them. Hopefully we'll never see "Ken in cosplay" again.) Anyway, our Research Droids have been hard at work tearing the veil of secrecy off of the latest Hasbro products. We know of three new TBS6 figures coming. Click through for more!

Review: Anakin Skywalker [Yavin 4] - CW [A] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2016 at 12:10 AM ET |

We're continuing looking at some figures from the Clone Wars [Animated] line. Let's continue with Anakin Skywalker [Yavin 4]; his battle-damaged appearance when he dueled Asajj Ventress. He's the topic of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Anakin Skywalker [Yavin 4]

Smuggler's Bounty Box #4 Arriving - Check Out The Contents!

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2016 at 06:49 PM ET |

JTA just received the Smuggler's Bounty Box #4 "Bounty Hunter" box. Click through to check out the 100% exclusive contents!!

Takodana Encounter In Stock On Amazon.com For $24.99

Posted by Chuck | May 18, 2016 at 05:32 PM ET |

The Takodana Encountner can now also be found on Amazon, in addition to the recent Hasbro Toy Shop eBay listing. Thanks JTA reader rivesjunctionite for the alert!

FlashBack Review: Firefighter Droid - TCW [S2] - CW47

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2016 at 04:47 PM ET |

Firefighter Droid

  • Collectible: Firefighter Droid (CW47)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #306
  • Original Publication Date: March 25, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,125th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Hasbro Toy Shop eBay Store Restocks With Takodana Encounter!

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2016 at 02:33 PM ET |

HasbroToyShop's eBay store has added the Takodana Encounter set for $19.99 plus FREE shipping as well as TBS6 Luke Skywalker! Special thanks to Luck Dragon for the alert!

Find The TFA Battle Action Millennium Falcon For Over $100 Off!

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2016 at 11:54 AM ET |

JTA reader Aarren A. has found The Force Awakens Battle Action Millennium Falcon for over $100 off for the low price of $35!

    

Review: Clone Trooper [Lieutenant] - CW [A] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2016 at 12:20 AM ET |

It's time to look at some figures from the Clone Wars [Animated] line. Let's continue with the Clone Trooper [Lieutenant]. It's the topic of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Clone Trooper [Lieutenant]

FlashBack Review: Thi-Sen - TCW [S2] - CW43

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2016 at 05:09 PM ET |

Thi-Sen

  • Collectible: Thi-Sen (CW43)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #390
  • Original Publication Date: June 17, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,211th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

WARNING! SPOILERS! Site jedi-bibliothek.de has posted a complete description of main characters as well as posted an image of the Official Visual Story Guide from the film!

JTA reader Steve U. directs our attention to a newly revealed The Black Series [Phase III] 6" astromech droid exclusive which includes R2-A3 (the originally unnamed "droid" from 2009's LC Wedge Antilles' X-wing Starfighter set – what a strange choice), R5-K6 (first time in 6" scale) and first time released R2-F2 (although the droid is pretty much identical to R2-Q2). Expect to see "other" astromech exclusives in both scales later this year, or so what the little birdies told us....

   

Review: Clone Trooper [Commander] - CW [A] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2016 at 12:15 AM ET |

It's time to look at some figures from the Clone Wars [Animated] line. Let's continue with the Clone Trooper [Commander]. It's the topic of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Clone Trooper [Commander]

Happy Birthday Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones!

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2016 at 05:10 PM ET |

Happy 14th birthday to Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones! I guess I could say something sarcastic like " you sure look a whole lot better after Episode VII" but I wouldn't say such a thing. In all seriousness, you're responsible for creating our clone obsessions. And we hope Lucasfilm Ltd. finishes off that awesome "generator sequence" one day and re-releases it as a special edition or something.

FlashBack Review: Clone Trooper Jek - TCW [S2] - CW38

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2016 at 03:39 PM ET |

Clone Trooper Jek

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper Jek (CW38)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #267
  • Original Publication Date: February 14, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,016th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Elite Series C-3PO And R2-D2 Up For Order At DisneyStore.com!

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2016 at 07:37 AM ET |

DisneyStore.com has put up C-3PO and R2-D2 up for order!

Review: Clone Trooper [Captain] - CW [A] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2016 at 12:25 AM ET |

It's time to look at some figures from the Clone Wars [Animated] line. Let's start with the Clone Trooper [Captain]. It's the topic of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Clone Trooper [Captain]

Visual Guide Update - Captain Phasma - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | May 15, 2016 at 07:00 PM ET |

The last entry for the 3.75" The Black Series [Phase III] figures is Captain Phasma. Click below to check out our Visual Guide for this figure. Don't forget to stop by our main Visual Guide page to check out the guides for the rest of the Walmart exclusive 3.75" series. If you missed our review of this figure last month, click here to have a look!

Captain Phasma - The Black Series - 3.75" Figures

FlashBack Review: Padmé Amidala - TCW [S2] - CW35

Posted by Paul | May 15, 2016 at 03:58 PM ET |

Padmé Amidala

  • Collectible: Padmé Amidala (CW35)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #194
  • Original Publication Date: December 3, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 968th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Review: Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) - Elite Series

Posted by Paul | May 15, 2016 at 08:09 AM ET |

Another May The 4th "exclusive" was Disney Store's Elite Series Boba Fett (Prototype Armor). Meh. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Boba Fett (Prototype Armor)

Happy 72nd Birthday To George Lucas!

Posted by Paul | May 14, 2016 at 11:54 PM ET |

Happy 72nd birthday to George Lucas! (Please come back and save Star Wars!)

TBS6 Ahsoka Wave - ALL THREE IN STOCK At Amazon!!

Posted by Paul | May 14, 2016 at 08:33 PM ET |

All three are IN STOCK at Amazon as of this post! Thanks JTA readers for the alert!

UPDATE: No surprise, Ahsoka Tano is gone.

Visual Guide Update - Han Solo (TFA) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | May 14, 2016 at 08:18 PM ET |

The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" updates continue. Check out Han Solo [The Force Awakens] from wave 4 of the Walmart Exclusive series. Click below to have a look at our full Visual Guide of this figure, and stop by and read our review if you haven't checked it out yet.

Han Solo - The Black Series - 3.75" Figures

Kanan Jarrus and Luke Skywalker from The Black Series [P3] 6" line have been added to Hasbro Toy Shop's eBay store for $19.99 each AND FREE shipping and they're BACK IN STOCK!!

FlashBack Review: Matchstick - TCW [S2] - CW34

Posted by Paul | May 14, 2016 at 05:07 PM ET |

Matchstick

  • Collectible: Matchstick (CW34)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #213
  • Original Publication Date: December 22, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,266th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Review: Han Solo [TFA] - TBS [P3] - Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 14, 2016 at 12:05 AM ET |

Now let's check out the Han Solo [TFA] Walmart exclusive figure. It looks great from the neck down, but the head sculpt is a hot mess. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Han Solo [TFA]

Today we have the latest from The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" figures to kick off a weekend of updates. First up is Princess Leia Organa from The Force Awakens. Click below to have a look at our full guide. Also, don't forget to check out our full review on this figure that we posted earlier today!

Princess Leia Organa - The Black Series - 3.75

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 13, 2016 at 05:49 PM ET |

We have our winners from the Brian's Toys May the Fourth Giveaway! Shop new arrivals from Sideshow Collectibles, Gentle Giant, & Acme Archives. Visit our newsletter to shop new AFA graded Vintage listings and to bid NO RESERVE eBay auctions.

Check out the best selection of Star Wars collectibles at brianstoys.com now!

Brian's Toys

FlashBack Review: Aayla Secura - TCW [S2] - CW40

Posted by Paul | May 13, 2016 at 03:12 PM ET |

Aayla Secura

  • Collectible: Aayla Secura (CW40)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #265
  • Original Publication Date: February 12, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 180th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles is running a loose items sale! Check it out!

Battlefront: Outer Rim DLC Free To Play This Weekend

Posted by Mike_Taber | May 13, 2016 at 12:42 PM ET |

The Outer Rim DLC for Star Wars Battlefront will be free to play this weekend, May 13-15. The DLC includes four maps (Jabba's Palace, Palace Garage, Pipelines on Sullust, SoroSuub Refinery) and two playable characters (Nien Nunb, Greedo). IGN has the full story

We apologize in advance if the review for the Princess Leia Organa [TFA] figure comes across as a rant, because it IS a rant. (Let the passive-aggressive subtweeting commence!) Be forewarned that we're not happy in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Princess Leia Organa [TFA]

Sideshow Collectibles is showing off their latest Premium Format offering. Click here to check out the First Order Stormtrooper Premium Format Figure. Pre-orders open up on May 19th. In the meantime, you can fill out the form on the preview page to enter to win one of these.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | May 12, 2016 at 09:21 PM ET |

Stop by and check out the latest pre-orders and new arrivals from JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store in their latest newsletter...

Big Bad Toy Store

The Black Series 6" Anakin Skywalker Found At ROSS For $9.99!

Posted by Paul | May 12, 2016 at 07:22 PM ET |

A store report showing The Black Series [Phase I] 6" Anakin Skywalker and The Black Series [Phase II] 6" Chewbacca being found on clearance at ROSS has made its way to Instagam.You may want to start checking out this retail chain for these figures! Special thank to JTA reader Marcel for forwarding us the news! By the way, stuff like this ALWAYS happens. When figures spike on the aftermarket in conjunction with not seeing them hit retail when they're supposed really just means that the original allotment just didn't make its way out. Hopefully more people will be able to grab this figure now and the aftermarket values will plummet.

FlashBack Review: Ziro's Assassin Droid - TCW [S2] - CW37

Posted by Paul | May 12, 2016 at 05:21 PM ET |

Ziro's Assassin Droid

  • Collectible: Ziro's Assassin Droid (CW37)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #215
  • Original Publication Date: December 24, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,232nd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Kanan Jarrus and Luke Skywalker from The Black Series [P3] 6" line have been added to Hasbro Toy Shop's eBay store for $19.99 each AND FREE shipping! Special thanks to JTA reader Luck Dragon for the tip!

   

Now let's check out the Cantina Band Member [Doikk N'ats] in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Cantina Band Member [Doikk N'ats]

TBS6 Ahsoka Tano Is BACK IN STOCK AT Hasbro Toy Shop!

Posted by Paul | May 12, 2016 at 07:26 AM ET |

As of this post, Ahsoka Tano is back in stock as well as Kanan Jarrus and Luke Skywalker from The Black Series [P3] 6" line! Special thanks to those that wrote in to alert us!

FlashBack Review: Captain Rex - TCW [S2] - CW50

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2016 at 03:01 PM ET |

Captain Rex

  • Collectible: Captain Rex (CW50)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #304
  • Original Publication Date: March 23, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 640th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

What Is The Greatest Alien Design From Star Wars?

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2016 at 11:27 AM ET |

StarWars.com asks what the greatest alien design was in the Star Wars saga. After you check out the article, come back here and offer your own opinions in our comments!

TBS6 Ahsoka And Company IN STOCK At Hasbro Toy Shop!

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2016 at 07:57 AM ET |

As of this post, Ahsoka Tano, Kanan Jarrus and Luke Skywalker from The Black Series [P3] 6" line are all in stock at Hasbro Toy Shop!! Special thanks to Chris L. and Chris M. for the alerts!

UPDATE: Ahsoka is SOLD OUT!

Review: Rogue Two Snowspeeder - TSC - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2016 at 12:10 AM ET |

2006 was an incredible year for collectors. If you're looking for evidence of this, then check out the TARGET exclusive Rogue Two Snowspeeder. It wasn't perfect, but we didn't care. Hasbro thought outside of the box, was collector-focused and they didn't rehash the same old thing every few months like they do today. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Rogue Two Snowspeeder

More Options To Secure R5-M4!

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2016 at 10:51 PM ET |

JTA reader Gary H. sends us pictures of his local run at Disney Parks looking for R5-M4. Click through for his story of where you might be able to find this popular droid!

    

Use The Disney Parks App To Get R5-M4!

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2016 at 10:02 PM ET |

For those who downloaded the Disney Parks application, you can get R5-M4 for $12.99! Disney Store is currently down as of this post, so we don't know if the droid is available there yet. Special thanks to JTA readers dorkeyned and Jeff S. for the alerts!

Visual Guide Update - R5-M4 - Droid Factory

Posted by Chuck | May 10, 2016 at 06:00 PM ET |

R5-M4, Disney Parks' latest Droid Factory release, was featured as a May the 4th Be With You exclusive. Click below to check out our full guide featuring this droid, and read our full review of the figure right here.

R5-M4 - Droid Factory - Disney Parks

Star Wars Show Coming!

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2016 at 05:31 PM ET |

StarWars.com has teased a new Star Wars Show trailer. More to come!

Disney Infinity Cancelled!

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2016 at 05:25 PM ET |

Disney Interactive is reporting that Disney Infinity is cancelled. Learn more by clicking through!

FlashBack Review: Commander Fox - TCW [F/S1] - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2016 at 04:43 PM ET |

Commander Fox

  • Collectible: Commander Fox
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: TARGET Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #78
  • Original Publication Date: August 9, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 625th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Review: R5-M4 - Disney Parks May The 4th Be With You Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2016 at 12:05 AM ET |

Well, it certainly isn't a perfect action figure by any means, but it hasn't stopped us from growing very fond of it. Check out the May The 4th Be With You Disney Parks exclusive R5-M4 Droid Factory figure. It's the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

R5-M4

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2016 at 10:10 PM ET |

Check out the latets from JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys! Click through for more!

The review is coming tomorrow, but you can check out a complete gallery and Collector Notes in our review right now! Check out this rather impressive R5-M4 May The 4th Be With You Disney Parks exclusive!

FlashBack Review: ARF Trooper - TCW [S2] - CW10

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2016 at 03:21 PM ET |

ARF Trooper

  • Collectible: ARF Trooper (CW10)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #59
  • Original Publication Date: July 21, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 889th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Take A Break and Watch This Star Wars/James Bond Mash-up

Posted by Chuck | May 09, 2016 at 08:38 AM ET |

Just in case you need a little Monday morning distraction, have a look at this cool video showing how Star Wars might look if it opened in the style of the James Bond movies. In this case, The Empire Strikes Back gets the Bond treatment...

New Funko Pop! Figures Pictured On Latest Walgreens Exclusives

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2016 at 07:16 AM ET |

For those of you that haven't seen them yet, new Funko Pops! have been revealed on the latest Walgreens exclusives now arriving at stores! Special thanks to JTA reader Bryan D. for the image!

Review: Battle Droids [TPM - Dirty/Clean] - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2016 at 12:55 AM ET |

It is now time to check out the Battle Droids [TPM - Dirty/Clean] two-pack from the original Saga Legends line. The droids are OK, but far from perfect. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Battle Droids [TPM - Dirty/Clean]

FlashBack Review: Rebel Pilot Legacy - TLC - Evolutions

Posted by Paul | May 08, 2016 at 04:57 PM ET |

Rebel Pilot Legacy

  • Collectible: Rebel Pilot Legacy
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Evolutions
  • Review Sequence: #234
  • Original Publication Date: January 12, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 454th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Takodana Encounter In Stock On Kmart.com For $19.99

Posted by Chuck | May 08, 2016 at 08:14 AM ET |

Kmart.com has the Takodana Encounter set in stock for $19.99, with free shipping on orders over $35. Click here if you still need this set.

It is time to check out the Battle Droids [TPM - Infantry/Commander] two-pack from the original Saga Legends line. The droids are beautifully painted, but the sculpts need work. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Battle Droids [TPM - Infantry/Commander]

FlashBack Review: Clone Commandos - LC - Evolutions

Posted by Paul | May 07, 2016 at 04:10 PM ET |

Clone Commandos

  • Collectible: Clone Commandos
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Evolutions
  • Review Sequence: #108
  • Original Publication Date: September 8, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 351st most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 07, 2016 at 03:30 PM ET |

Congrats to the winner of our May the Fourth Be With You giveaway! Shop New Pre-Orders from Sideshow Collectibles and Gentle Giant. Tons of new AFA graded vintage action figures just added! Visit our newsletter for links to our NO RESERVE eBay auctions.

Check out the best selection of Star Wars collectibles at brianstoys.com now!

Brian's Toys

R5-M4 Available Loose For $12.99 On eBay

Posted by Paul | May 07, 2016 at 08:18 AM ET |

Loose copies of Disney's May the 4th R5-M4 astromech droid have hit tunghori's eBay store. Special thanks to JTA reader Falcon for the alert!

Review: Jabba's Skiff Guards - POTF2 [FB/CT] - Cinema Scenes

Posted by Paul | May 07, 2016 at 12:02 AM ET |

One of the best Cinema Scenes set released was Jabba's Skiff Guards. Find out why in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Jabba's Skiff Guards

Rebel Pilot Legacy (Series III)

  • Collectible: Rebel Pilot Legacy (Series III)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Evolutions
  • Review Sequence: #110
  • Original Publication Date: September 10, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 381st most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Huge Toys R Us Clearance Sale - Hasbro Star Wars Items Included

Posted by Paul | May 06, 2016 at 02:51 PM ET |

Toys R Us is running a huge clearance sale and many items featured are from Hasbro's Star Wars line. Most notable perhaps is Jabba's Rancor Pit for a low $63.98!

Another Famous Face Makes Its Way Onto A Beer Can!

Posted by Paul | May 06, 2016 at 01:20 PM ET |

But this one is nostalgic! Look what JTA reader Shawn P. found at his local market today. Yes, that face is who you think it is.

Admiral Ackbar And Nien Nunb Both IN STOCK At Hasbro Toy Shop

Posted by Paul | May 06, 2016 at 08:55 AM ET |

Both Admiral Ackbar and Nien Nunb from The Force Awakens Build A Weapon line are IN STOCK at HasbroToyShop.com. Promo Code MAY4TH still works too for FREE shipping. Thanks to all that wrote in to alert us!

Sources for Variety have confirmed that reported frontrunner Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) has been cast as Disney's new Han Solo. Yes, this is really happening. Ehrenreich will star in the Han Solo standalone film set before the events of A New Hope. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directing and the still untitled film is scheduled to be released on May 25, 2018. Lord and Miller are known for taking the worst ideas and turning them into something enjoyable, but this seems like an impossible task even for them. The idea of a young Han Solo movie has felt misguided since its inception to me. Maybe Lord, Miller, and Ehrenreich will prove me wrong, but I'm not holding my breath. What do you think? Comment and let us know! 

Review: Captain Rex - TCW [F/S1] - Mail-Away Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 06, 2016 at 12:05 AM ET |

The very first figure in The Clone Wars line was Captain Rex, a mail-away exclusive from Hasbro. Learn more about him in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Captain Rex

Imperial Pilot Legacy (Series II)

  • Collectible: Imperial Pilot Legacy (Series II)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Evolutions
  • Review Sequence: #109
  • Original Publication Date: September 9, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 381st most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

New Funko Pop! Figures Revealed Including E7 Luke Skywalker!

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2016 at 01:08 PM ET |

One May the 4th announcement we missed was the reveal of new Funko Pop! figures including the one and only Luke Skywalker from The Force Awakens. StarWars.com has the full story!

Kmart.com is now offering a bundled package of Rey (Starkiller Base) and Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base). This set would have a made much more sense if they were both made available at the same time if you ask us our opinion. Special thanks to Han Solo Mio for the alert!

As of this post only Kanan is still in stock for $21.99. Luke and Ahsoka just went out of stock, so keep checking and you might catch them! Thanks JTA readers for the alert!

Review: Imperial Officer [Version 2] - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2016 at 08:08 AM ET |

Let's check out the Imperial Officer [Version 2] figure from the TAC Saga Legends line! It's the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Imperial Officer [Version 2]

Get Well! Get Well Soon! We Wish You To Get Well!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2016 at 10:49 PM ET |

Come on retail. This is ridiculous! SO many stores are looking like this now. JTA reader and regular commenter Sloth from Hoth writes in with a jarring store report image and wants to wish everyone a Happier May the 4th than he had, or as many of us have on a daily basis. Here Sloth, have a piece of carrot cake on us!

The Black Series 6 Inch Price Drops On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2016 at 03:33 PM ET |

If you've not yet checked Amazon for Star Wars deals, then be sure to check out the price drops on many of the six inch figures. Many are under $20, with others more than 50% off! Might be a good time to pick up some of the more common ones you've been holding back on! Here are a few notable price drops:

Dear Hasbro – so many great Star Wars licensees have revealed so many awesome and cool products for May the 4th. But nothing from you.... at least yet. How about revealing The Black Series 6" Obi-Wan Kenobi as a pre-SDCC tease or something? Your friends at JTA.

Gentle Giant Kylo Ren Mini Bust Pre-Order

Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2016 at 01:57 PM ET |

Gentle Giant just revealed their Kylo Ren 1:6 Scale Mini Bust. Click here to check out the full image and pre-order information.

FlashBack Review: Battle For Endor - LC - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2016 at 01:42 PM ET |

Battle For Endor

  • Collectible: Battle For Endor
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Battle Packs
  • Review Sequence: #169
  • Original Publication Date: November 8, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 203rd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Hot Toys Reveals New Sixth Scale and Quarter Scale Figures

Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2016 at 01:28 PM ET |

Hot Toys posted new reveal teaser images on their Facebook page. Looks like we can expect Kylo Ren quarter scale figure, as well as Han Solo (The Force Awakens) and Yoda (The Empire Strikes Back) sixth scale figures. Click the images below to have a look!

     

Fun.com Offers 15% Off Purchases For May The 4th!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2016 at 01:23 PM ET |

Fun.com has offered JTA readers 15% off of their store. Click the thumbnail below to take advantage of it!

Exclusive Maz Kanata Hot Wheels Vehicle Found In Mexico

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2016 at 01:19 PM ET |

An exclusive Maz Kanata Hot Wheels vehicle has been found in Mexico. We don't know too much else about it at the moment. Special thanks to JTA Facebook friend Sargento P. for sending us the images!

   

Design By Humans May The Fourth Sale

Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2016 at 01:13 PM ET |

Design By Humans is having a 15% off sale (Code: NERFHERDER) to celebrate May the Fourth. They have tons of designs to choose from, so click through and browse their Star Wars store!

Hasbro Sends Out May the 4th Gift To Media Accounts

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2016 at 01:03 PM ET |

Hasbro has sent out a May the 4th gift out to those accounts they maintain relationships with. Included was a Blade Builder role play toy and a miniature poster of Rey wielding a lightsaber (sorry, spoilers).

    

Star Wars Celebration 2017 Officially Announced For Orlando

Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2016 at 01:00 PM ET |

It looks like Celebration is coming back to Orlando. Start making those plans for 2017!

The Black Series 6 Inch Darth Vader $22.69 On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2016 at 12:54 PM ET |

Amazon.com has The Black Series [Phase II] Darth Vader for $22.69, while supplies last!

Elite Series C-3PO And R2-D2 Coming Soon To Disney Stores!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2016 at 12:53 PM ET |

Those who are desperately trying to add the Elite Series C-3PO and R2-D2 into their collections are in luck, although C-3PO is based from Episode VII. Images are circling around the inter webs of separately packaged versions of these figures. Rumor has it they'll be available around May 16th.

    

May The 4th Disney Parks Exclusive R5-M4 All Over eBay Now!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2016 at 11:39 AM ET |

The Disney Parks must have opened! A plethora of R5-M4 figures have hit eBay. Check it out!

Do you need The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Rey (Starkiller Base) Kmart exclusive? Once again, generous JTA reader James M. Saylor has four (4) that he wants to offer to collectors that have been unable to get this figure or have had their orders cancelled by Kmart.com. He is selling them at cost plus shipping and only one per person. Please only reach out to him if you do not have one already. He can be contacted at James.m.saylor@gmail.com if you're interested. Thank you James!

Sideshow Collectibles Celebrates May The Fourth!

Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2016 at 10:13 AM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles is celebrating May the Fourth with a few Star Wars specials, and a few new announcements. Check out their newly announced high-end collectibles: C-3PO and R2-D2 Legendary Scale Figures, and the full reveal of the Kylo Ren Premium Format Figure. It's all on their May the Fourth page!

    

HasbroToyShop.com's eBay Store May The 4th Deals

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2016 at 09:46 AM ET |

HasbroToyShop's eBay store has placed some Star Wars merchandise on sale, but you have to root through the store to find them. Many two-packs are significantly discounted, but nothing too outrageous overall. Take a look!!

#HasbroToyPic Fan Figure Series Ends Today!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2016 at 08:51 AM ET |

Don't forget that today is the LAST DAY to participate in Hasbro's Fan Figure Photo Series. Click through for complete information on this promotion!!

Don't forget about JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys' May the Fourth event starting 10 AM (Central Time) today! They will have lots of cool stuff available!

Prices Active May The 4th 10AM Central time

Hasbro Toy Shop May The 4th Promotion

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2016 at 08:19 AM ET |

Hasbro Toy Shop is also running a May the Fourth promotion. Use Promo Code MAY4TH to get FREE shipping!

Amazon.com Star Wars Day Deals

Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2016 at 08:12 AM ET |

Make sure to stop by Amazon.com today for Star Wars Day! They have a big selection of Star Wars on sale today. The deals will be appearing all day long, so keep checking back!

NJ Toys And Collectibles: May The Fourth Specials!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2016 at 07:58 AM ET |

JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles is running a May the Fourth promotion too! Check out what prices they've slashed for the celebration today!

Elite Series Prototype Boba Fett And More At DisneyStore.com!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2016 at 07:53 AM ET |

Order your Elite Series Prototype Boba Fett and other merchandise on sale at DisneyStore.com for May the Fourth!

Review: Spacetrooper - HT - Movie Masterpiece Series

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2016 at 06:42 AM ET |

Happy Star Wars Day! For this special day, let us check out Hot Toys' Spacetrooper one-sixth scale figure in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Spacetrooper

It's Star Wars Day! May the Fourth Be With You!

Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2016 at 06:39 AM ET |

JTA wishes everyone a happy May the Fourth! Enjoy your Star Wars Day!

Kmart.com once again has the Rey (Starkiller Base) 6-Inch figure available for pre-order! Click here to secure one! A BIG thanks to all who wrote in this time!

UPDATE: And it's gone again!

Disney May The Fourth R5-M4 Astromech Droid Confirmed!

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2016 at 08:30 PM ET |

Just as our friends at Yakface.com "predicted," a new May the Fourth Droid has popped up on eBay. Special thanks to JTA reader indysolo for buying it and sending us the image! It can be found on eBay HERE.

UPDATE: More have been added to eBay!

3.75" TBS Captain Phasma, Han Solo And General Leia On eBay!

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2016 at 05:11 PM ET |

eBayer tunghori has the fourth wave of the Walmart The Black Series 3.75" line IN STOCK in his eBay store. Special thank to JTA reader Doug W. for the alert!!

FlashBack Review: Biker Scout - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2016 at 04:47 PM ET |

Biker Scout

  • Collectible: Biker Scout
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Saga Legends
  • Review Sequence: #1286
  • Original Publication Date: November 29, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,363rd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Local JTA Readers: Please Join Me Tomorrow Night In Philly!

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2016 at 01:54 PM ET |

Local JTA readers, please join me at Nerd Nite Philly and hear me speak about our favorite passion: Star Wars collecting. It will be a blast to meet you! On Star Wars Day: Wednesday, May The Fourth this year in the Philly area, I will be testing my public speaking skills with a presentation on the joys of Star Wars collecting and its history throughout the modern era. This fun event will be taking place from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM that Wednesday night and again, all local collectors and readers of JTA are invited to attend. I hope to see you there!

Review: Pit Droids [White - Version 2] - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2016 at 12:45 AM ET |

Let's check out the Pit Droids [White - Version 2] figures from the Saga Legends line. They're the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Pit Droids [White - Version 2]

Pit Droids [Orange - Version 2]

  • Collectible: Pit Droids [Orange - Version 2]
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Saga Legends
  • Review Sequence: #1287
  • Original Publication Date: November 30, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,516th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

GameStop May The Fourth Specials!

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2016 at 05:06 PM ET |

GameStop prepares early to let customers know what's in store for May The Fourth this year! Click through for more!

GameStop

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys - May The Fourth Specials!

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2016 at 02:08 PM ET |

Don't miss JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys' May the Fourth event starting 10 AM (Central Time). Click through for more!

Prices Active May The 4th 10AM Central time

Best. Princess Leia one-sixth scale figure. Ever! Check out the Hot Toys Princess Leia figure. It will blow you away. Guaranteed. It's the topic of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Princess Leia

FlashBack Review: R4-I9 - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2016 at 09:52 PM ET |

R4-I9

  • Collectible: R4-I9
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Saga Legends
  • Review Sequence: #1272
  • Original Publication Date: November 15, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,665th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Review: Boba Fett (Deluxe) - HT - Movie Masterpiece Series

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2016 at 01:03 PM ET |

Well, the Boba Fett (Deluxe) Movie Masterpiece Series figure with sarlacc pit base is definitely gorgeous, albeit imperfect. See why this is so in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Boba Fett (Deluxe)

JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles is running a promotion. All in stock orders will receive a gift certificate that is valued between $1 and $100! They also have wave 6 of The Black Series in stock!

Takodana Encounter Arriving East To West At Walmart!

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2016 at 12:57 PM ET |

We are getting too many store reports to post that the Takodana Encounter has hit Walmarts across the USA. Next up: Takodana Encounter sets minus Maz Kanata store theft reports!

Walgreens TFA Product Clearance

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2016 at 12:53 PM ET |

We're not sure how widespread this is, but some Walgreens stores that have The Force Awakens merchandise have begun to clearance them out. Special thanks to JTA reader Jaret T. for the news!

Smuggler's Bounty Pre-order For Box #3 Ends May 15th!

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2016 at 12:49 PM ET |

Don't forget, the third Smuggler's Bounty box pre-order ends May 15th! They've also teased an image of what we might expect for this fantastic set. Remember, these boxes are 100% exclusive.

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