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June 2010

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report - Headline EXTRA!

Posted by Nick | July 01, 2010 at 01:41 AM EDT |

As more Hasbro Q&A sessions have been posted, there has been more information to sift through. And with that JTA and our affiliate Jedi Temple War Room have teamed up to bring you this Q&A Headline Report - EXTRA! What else has come to light from the latest Hasbro Star Wars Q&A session?

-What can collectors expect from the new Ultimate Galactic Hunt?
-How close are we to seeing the remaining Kenner vintage Ewoks remade in the modern era?
-What's the status of Funeral Pyre Darth Vader?
-And how many of the Fan Choice Figure Poll candidates may be on the way before the end of 2011?

Check out all of this and our in-depth analysis in the Q&A Headline Report - EXTRAS, as brought to you EXCLUSIVELY by JTA & our affiliate Jedi Temple War Room with each and every Hasbro Q&A session! And keep checking back as news continues to develop from our comprehensive Hasbro Star Wars Q&A coverage.

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report

TRU.com Crediting Buy One Get One 50% Retroactively

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2010 at 12:04 AM EDT |

If you ordered your The Vintage Collection figures through ToysRUs.com before the Buy One Get One 50% off went into effect, you can call their customer service call center and they will credit you for the difference! Be sure to count all those pennies in this economy folks!

Found! New The Clone Wars Figures - Aurra Sing And Co.

Posted by Paul | June 30, 2010 at 11:59 PM EDT |

Found! We found the new The Clone Wars in the Season 3 "Shadows Of The Dark Side" packaging! Click through for proof!

Found! New Saga Legends Figures!

Posted by Paul | June 30, 2010 at 11:56 PM EDT |

Found! We found the new Saga Legends in the Season 3 "Shadows of the Dark Side" packaging. Click through for proof!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | June 30, 2010 at 08:17 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!

      

Hasbro And TRU - So Happy Together!

Posted by Paul | June 30, 2010 at 01:55 PM EDT |

It's madness! And it's total inconsistency! The brand new The Clone Wars and The Vintage Collection figures are being found all over the country, but some stores have them out for sale while others are telling us they are being held until August! The August 6th street date is being scoffed at! Serves you right Hasbro for making this so utterly frustrating and confusing for everyone! Please don't ever do a street date again! (Not that we don't take issue with Toys R Us' tactics either!)

Hasbro Lets Cool New Info Slip At SirStevesGuide.com!

Posted by Paul | June 30, 2010 at 12:40 PM EDT |

While Hasbro remains rather glib on the possibilities of Jaxxon and Jocastu Nu ever being made into action figures, they do leak the fact that four Original Trilogy and two Prequel Trilogy figures from the last Toy Fare Fans' Choice Poll will be making it into the line before the end of 2011, barring any uncontrollable forces. Click the thumbnail below to check it all out!

Review: Naboo Soldier - TAC - No. 52

Posted by Paul | June 30, 2010 at 01:25 AM EDT |

First we got him in yellow and then he came in red, but one thing is for sure that the Naboo Soldier looks a lot more like his predecessor than not. Research Droids Reviews continues to look at the repack/repaint wave of 2007. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

The Clone Wars Ki-Adi-Mundi Surfaces On eBay!

Posted by Paul | June 29, 2010 at 06:03 PM EDT |

The Clone Wars Ki-Adi-Mundi has shown up on eBay! Click the thumbnail below to check it out!

TCW Ki-Adi-Mundi

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report - Week of June 28th, 2010

Posted by Nick | June 29, 2010 at 12:20 PM EDT |

Hasbro's Star Wars team has answered your questions and there's a lot of information to digest. Never fear, JTA and our affiliate Jedi Temple War Room is breaking it all down to bring you the news you can use in the Q&A Headline Report! What REAL NEWS has come to light so far from this Q&A session?

-What's become of Ratts Tyerell?
-Which online retailer has picked up some of the cancelled Comic 2-packs?
-Is there yet ANOTHER mailaway promotion on the way in 2010?
-What's up with everyone's favorite Ewok?

Check out all of this and more in the Q&A Headline Report, as brought to you EXCLUSIVELY by JTA & our affiliate Jedi Temple War Room with each and every Hasbro Q&A session! And keep checking back as news continues to develop from our comprehensive Hasbro Star Wars Q&A coverage.

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report

Star Wars Action News - Episode 251

Posted by Paul | June 29, 2010 at 10:59 AM EDT |

A lot of focus for Celebration 5 is on what will be there, such as George Lucas, Jon Stewart, lots of cool artists, and Frank D'Iorio leading members in making a Hoth Diorama, but with all of this there are a few notable absences from the upcoming Celebration. On this week's Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie round up all the Celebration 5 news of the week, both of what has been announced will be at Celebration, and what (or who) will not. Click through for more!

Star Wars Action News

Nahdar Vebb - Mail-Away Deadline Is Tomorrow! Act Now!

Posted by Paul | June 29, 2010 at 10:47 AM EDT |

Tomorrow is the very last day you can take advantage of mailing away for The Clone Wars Nahdar Vebb. Get those documents post-marked by tomorrow! While Hasbro is currently "sold out" on these right now, they have put in another order to meet demand, very similarly to the Qui-Gon Jinn & Eopie mail-away.

Hasbro Q&A Roundup - Week of June 28th, 2010

Posted by Nick | June 29, 2010 at 01:32 AM EDT |

You've asked the questions, and Hasbro has responded! Now check out the latest from Hasbro's Star Wars team as we bring it all together from this round of Q&A sessions from all over the Star Wars collecting community in conjunction with our affiliate site Jedi Temple War Room. JTA and Jedi Temple War Room have teamed up to bring you the most complete and comprehensive look at Hasbro's Star Wars Q&A process.

Be sure to check back soon for our exclusive Q&A Headline Report, where we break down all of the Hasbro Star Wars Q&A sessions to get you the news you can use!

Review: Pax Bonkik - TAC - No. 54

Posted by Paul | June 29, 2010 at 12:45 AM EDT |

So when you found out that Hasbro planned on reusing the VTSC Greedo sculpt, were you hoping for Beedo? We were. But Research Droids Reviews looks at the second best possible choice, Pax Bonkik that was chosen instead. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #88

Posted by Paul | June 28, 2010 at 03:54 PM EDT |

We've just got in our latest answers from Hasbro. Check out all the details!

Hasbro's Q&A

Review: R2-B1 - TAC - Basic (No. 51)

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

R2-B1 finally gets an upgrade after seven years from its first 2000 apperance in the Episode I line. But Hasbro goofed somewhere and it left the figure with a rather glaring error. But Research Droids Reviews tries to make the point that this figure is still an awesome enough update, but the question is can we sell our point and influence you? 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

TVC Wave 1 Quickly Reviewed At BanthaSkull.com

Posted by Paul | June 27, 2010 at 06:41 PM EDT |

The folks over at BanthaSkull.com have briefly reviewed all the new figures in wave 1 of The Vintage Collection. Click the thumbnail below to check them out.

Slave I Ultimate Battle Pack! Toys R Us Exclusive!

Posted by Paul | June 27, 2010 at 06:36 PM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have an amazing display of photos of the yet-unannounced Slave I Ultimate Battle Pack from The Clone Wars line. Click the thumbnail below to check it out!

New Slave I

The Vintage Collection Carded Samples Hit eBay

Posted by Chuck | June 27, 2010 at 09:45 AM EDT |

It was inevitable that these would start leaking out early. Carded samples are now starting to show up on ebay. Click below for a look at C-3PO and Darth Vader, but hold fast because they will be on shelves soon enough!

  

400th Review! [Crumb Bomber] Republic Gunship - TRU

Posted by Paul | June 27, 2010 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Where does the time go? We have reached our 400th Research Droids Reviews entry already! And a big numbered review deserves to focus on a big vehicle and we look at the Toys R Us exclusive Republic Gunship (and it's loaded with a ton of new enhancements). But is it worth the inflated price? Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

The Vintage Collection Is In Stock At ToysRUs.com!

Posted by Paul | June 26, 2010 at 11:17 PM EDT |

Do you want The Vintage Collection before August 6th? Well, if you do, click the thumbnail below to be taken to ToysRUs.com as they are all in stock for $9.99 each. Free shipping applies to qualifying order minimums.

TVC In Stock

Review: [Holographic] Darth Vader - TAC - Basic (No. 48)

Posted by Paul | June 26, 2010 at 12:40 AM EDT |

The repack/repaint wave in the 30 (77-07) line gave us some pretty cool figures that we may have never got otherwise. Research Droids Reviews looks at one of the sour notes of the wave, even though we still like it and are happy to have it. And that's because the coin it came with was worth the price of the figure alone. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids ReviewsDarth Vader

PGM Exclusive Greedo Statue Just Announced!

Posted by Paul | June 25, 2010 at 07:50 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. has just announced the PGM exclusive Greedo statue and it is up for pre-order! Click the image below to check it out and pre-order it. You must be logged into your PGM account to see it!

See The Beauty Of Aurebesh Through Stunning Art!

Posted by Paul | June 25, 2010 at 06:29 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com first reported on the ultra cool Aurebesh alphabet in picture form from World Famous Design Junkies and they (WFDJ) have posted all of them on their site. We have to agree with Jayson that they are some of the most amazing pieces of art we've seen in a long time. We suggest taking the time to check out A through Z. We bet you will want a set for yourself! Click the image below to check it all out!

Weird Star Wars Alphabet

Fred Meyer Gets New Saga Legends And The Clone Wars!

Posted by Paul | June 25, 2010 at 06:22 PM EDT |

JTA reader Mike Woods sends in both word and photos that the latest Saga Legends and The Clone Wars figures have hit Fred Myer stores in the Oregon area. If you have one of these locations near you, it may be worth your trek out! Click through for images!

New Product!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | June 25, 2010 at 04:58 PM EDT |

Great news, everyone! We have found the Ark of the Covenant.  Sideshow Collectibles has had it this entire time.  You can get your very own Indiana Jones version by pre-ordering at Brian's Toys.

Also new from Sideshow is the Luke Skywalker (Jedi) Premium Format as well as the 12" Gamorrean Guard (coming soon).  Also, we have a big collection of 12-Back Star Wars figures AFA-Graded that just arrived.

For more goodness, check out the newsletter at newsletter!

Brian's Toys

Sideshow SDCC 12" Clone Lt. Non-attendee Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | June 25, 2010 at 12:51 PM EDT |

Non-attendees for SDCC should hop on over and get ready to order your Clone Lieutenant 12 inch figure! This countdown has begun!

Han Solo - LC - Saga Legends (SL16)

Posted by Paul | June 25, 2010 at 01:05 AM EDT |

If you only skip one Research Droids Reviews entry this year, then skip this one. Hasbro decided to bring an "almost decade old" figure into the 2009 basic figure line again and it sticks out like a sore thumb when compared to all the other Saga Legends figures. But did you know there are some differences that exist from that old figure in comparison to the "new" one? 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 ReviewsHan Solo

Sideshow 12" Gamorrean Guard Pre-order is Live!

Posted by Chuck | June 24, 2010 at 08:46 PM EDT |

Now's your chance to order the Sideshow Collectibles 12" Gamorrean Guard! Click here to place your order!

Sideshow SDCC 12" Clone Lieutenant Attendee Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | June 24, 2010 at 11:58 AM EDT |

The Sideshow Collectibles SDCC Clone Lieutenant 12 inch Figure Attendee Edition PPO is today at 1PM EDT! If you are attending SDCC this is your chance to secure this figure. Non-attendees will get their chance to order tomorrow...

Fate of the Jedi: Conviction First Look

Posted by Chuck | June 24, 2010 at 08:51 AM EDT |

Starwars.com has a first look at the 7th book in the Fate of the Jedi series: Conviction. Stop by for a detailed look at the cover. Conviction is set to release May 24, 2011.

Review: General McQuarrie - TAC - No. 40

Posted by Paul | June 24, 2010 at 05:32 AM EDT |

More than a few people mistook General McQuarrie as one of the Signature Series figures of 2007. Research Droids Reviews looks at this homage-paying figure in pretty good detail. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | June 23, 2010 at 06:30 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!

      

DCSWCC Announces 2010 Charity Pin Sale

Posted by Paul | June 23, 2010 at 06:02 PM EDT |

The Washington DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) is proud to announce their fourth bi-annual charity lapel pin sale. Click through for more information.

Charity Pin

Fan Film Jedi Junkies Now Available On iTunes!

Posted by Paul | June 23, 2010 at 05:56 PM EDT |

The producer of JEDI JUNKIES reached out to JTA to help promote his new film. In JEDI JUNKIES we explore how people take their love of the films and based on their own passions and interest create something new and entirely different. We interviewed the NY Jedi, the Star Wars theme band AeroSith and a number of Slave Leias. We spoke with Olivia Munn and the actors who played Chewbaca, Darth Maul and Boba Fett. Blair Witch Project director Ed Sanchez showed us his impressive toy collection. We also spoke with a fan who built a life size Millennium Falcon in his backyard! Click through for more information.

Jedi Junkies

Proof Of Hard Street Date For New 2010 Star Wars Product

Posted by Paul | June 23, 2010 at 05:46 PM EDT |

Special thanks to JTA reader JediTray for sending in a photo from SWAN's forums of proof that there is indeed a hard street date for the new 2010 product! Special thanks to SWAN for letting us steal this image from you.

Hasbro Toy Shop Taking Pre-Orders For New 2010 Product!

Posted by Paul | June 23, 2010 at 05:38 PM EDT |

Hasbro Toy Shop is taking pre-orders for the new product coming in August! The product will ship on or about July 26, 2010 (Hmm, sounds familiar doesn't it?) Any way, click the image below to check out what they have up for pre-order. Use dicount code SW2010 for 10% off too!

Hasbro Toy Shop

Shadow of the Dark Side Hits eBay: Mandalorian Speeder

Posted by Chuck | June 23, 2010 at 09:11 AM EDT |

We are starting to get more than just basic figures showing up on eBay now. Check out this very cool packaged Mandalorian Speeder with Mandalorian Soldier all dress up in the new Shadow of the Dark Side packaging. You'll pay a pretty penny if you want this now, but it is worth taking a look at!

Review: Concept Snowtrooper (McQuarrie) - TAC - No. 42

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

The highlight of 2007 was the Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series figures. Research Droids Reviews looks adds our very first one with today's entry. We just got a Joe Johnston concept Snowtrooper in 2009's Legacy Collection, but it wasn't the first one. And we like the Ralph McQuarrie version a little bit better anyhow. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Sideshow Collectibles Shows Off Their Gamorrean Guard!

Posted by Paul | June 22, 2010 at 08:37 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles updates their production blog and shows off the Gamorrean Guard grandly. It goes up for pre-order with the June 24th newsletter and it will retail for $119.99 (ouch)! Click the image below to check it out!

12 Inch Gamorrean Guard

Hasbro: Why Oh Why Oh Why Oh Why?

Posted by Paul | June 22, 2010 at 06:56 PM EDT |

We've got some pretty rough news to report about The Vintage Collection (oh and The Clone Wars line if you're into that too). You know what to do.

Ugh!

SWAN's Exclusive Feature For JTA's Special Report!

Posted by Paul | June 22, 2010 at 06:46 PM EDT |

A bazillion of you out in cyberspace read our Special Report A Digested Look at the Legacy Collection. But no one saw the complete ranking of all 51 candidates....until now! We gave our good friends at Star Wars Action News sole exclusivity as an added feature and they have posted it on a special page on their website! Click the image below to be taken right to it (but be sure you've listened to SWAN Episode 250 first)! It will be the only place you'll find it...at SWActionNews.com!

SWAN's Exclusive Feature!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 250

Posted by Paul | June 22, 2010 at 06:37 PM EDT |

When it comes to Star Wars collecting news Toy Fair and San Diego Comic Con are no brainers, but each year E3 brings us the latest in Star Wars video game news, and this year had more than most! With a Star Wars game for the X-Box Kinect, a new trailer for The Old Republic, a trailer for The Force Unleashed 2, and much, much more, on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Nathan P Butler to review all the news from E3 that would impace Star Wars video game players and collectors! Click here for more information and links to the show!

Star Wars Action News

Review: Lando Calrissian In Smuggler Outfit - TAC - No. 39

Posted by Paul | June 22, 2010 at 12:25 AM EDT |

Before 2007, most collectors thought that they already had every version of Lando Calrissian possible. All that changed when the 30 (77-07) line came out. And Research Droids Reviews checks out Lando in smuggler gear in great detail. It came out better than we ever expected. 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 ReviewsLando Calrissian In Smuggler Outfit

Yakface.com/SWActionNews.com Party Nearly SOLD OUT!

Posted by Paul | June 21, 2010 at 10:07 PM EDT |

Less than 40 tickets are left for the bound-to-be-awesome joint party of our very good friends Yakface.com and SWActionNews.com! Click the image below to grab your last minute tickets!

The Clone Wars Bossk Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | June 21, 2010 at 03:39 PM EDT |

The Clone Wars Bossk hits eBay!

The Clone Wars Boba Fett Hits eBay!!!!

Posted by Paul | June 21, 2010 at 03:38 PM EDT |

The Clone Wars Boba Fett hits eBay!

Review: 4-LOM - TAC - No. 41

Posted by Paul | June 21, 2010 at 01:10 AM EDT |

4-LOM has been in the spotlight for a while now lately and Research Droids Reviews isn't going to let the light diminish. We check out the 4-LOM from the 30 (77-07) line and recall what made this figure great, but not entirely perfect. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Review: Han Solo With Torture Rack - TAC - No. 38

Posted by Paul | June 20, 2010 at 12:04 AM EDT |

We are so eager for The Vintage Collection that we just had to pay homage to The Empire Strikes Back...again. And with that, Research Droids Reviews heads back to the 30 (77-07) line and checks out one of the most deluxe basic figures we have ever received (almost) in The Empire Strikes Back wave of that wonderful anniversary collection. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Vintage Collection Getting Closer to Release? Let's Hope!

Posted by Chuck | June 19, 2010 at 10:36 PM EDT |

A simple search for Star Wars tvc on eBay is showing more and more results... Let's hope this means the figures will be hitting retail soon!

POTF2 Reviews TVC Boba Fett And Itemizes Differences!!

Posted by Paul | June 19, 2010 at 04:49 PM EDT |

The fine folks at POTF2.com have in their forums a review of the new The Vintage Collection Boba Fett figure. The reviewer goes into pretty good detail about all of the differences and what makes this figure superior to the Legacy Collection (BD36) Boba Fett. Click the thumbnail below to check it out. And can these figures please get to retail already!?

Vintage Boba Fett!

Our Rant Directed At Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | June 19, 2010 at 01:26 PM EDT |

We have good and (mostly) bad news to report with the Toys R Us exclusive The Force Unleashed Figures Packs and TRU in general. Click the thumbnail below to see what we have for you.

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | June 19, 2010 at 08:29 AM EDT |

We have just got back from Disney World, and unfortunately we don't have any mouse ears to give away, but we do have the Star Tours Boarding Party 5-Pack!  It has all your favorite characters: Star Tours Office, Kaink, Teek, Ree-Yees, and Chewbacca!  Well, maybe not your favorite, but pretty darn cool.

For more random Star Wars characters, we are taking pre-orders for the Kabe and Muftak Mini Busts from Gentle Giant.  Look at our Vintage section, we have many low-priced Return of the Jedi carded figures available.

For more of a great selection, check out the complete newsletter!

Brian's Toys

Review: Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | June 19, 2010 at 12:02 AM EDT |

Sometimes Hasbro really delves deeply into the Expanded Universe to come up with some pretty cool ideas. While you may think that the Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol Battle Packs set is based on concept art, you would actually be wrong. It is based off of a fabulous cross-sections book at the same time Episode I was released. Be sure to read our Research Droids Reviews entry today to check out this cool 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!

Research Droids Reviews

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | June 18, 2010 at 09:32 AM EDT |

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

INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE
Hasbro and many other vendors will be sending us huge piles of great new items this summer and fall.  We need room to deal with the new items so we are putting a wide variety of items on sale.  Save 20% to 75% and everywhere in between on items like:  Star Wars Clone Wars, GI Joe, Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, Movie Toys, LPS, Zhu Zhu Pets, BBTS Exclusives and more.  We have around 20 menus with discounts of 20% to 75%, and 50+ individual products with similar discounts.   Please help us make room by ordering some of these items, and please ship any Pile of Loot that you are ready to receive.  Click here for the sale info!

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Commander TX-20 - TCW - CW46

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

The Clone Wars certainly is responsible for bringing us some very unique and very cool characters. Commander TX-20 is probably the coolest droid in a long time and he is made a lot better than most action figures in the line. Research Droids Reviews looks at this Separatist droid and the cool Wat Tambo hologram that comes with him. 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

SDCC 2010 Clone Trooper Lieutenant Preview Page!

Posted by Paul | June 17, 2010 at 09:06 PM EDT |

The official preview page of the 2010 San Diego Comic Con exclusive Clone Trooper Lieutenant (Episode II) is up. Item goes up for sale June 24th (10 AM PDT) for attendees and June 25th (10 AM PDT) for non-attendees.

Clone Trooper Lieutenant

Regular Edition 12 Inch Greedo Edition Size Announced!

Posted by Paul | June 17, 2010 at 08:57 PM EDT |

The edition size of Sideshow Collectibles' 12" Greedo regular version has been set at a nostalgic 1,977 pieces worldwide. But the question is do you have yours pre-ordered yet?

Greedo!

Sideshow Officially Announces 12 Inch Gamorrean Guard!

Posted by Paul | June 17, 2010 at 08:53 PM EDT |

It's official! Sideshow announces the 12" Gamorrean Guard figure. Click the thumbnal below to check out the product preview! Pre-orders start June 22nd!

Gamorrean Guard!

A Digested Look at the Legacy Collection Now Archived!

Posted by Paul | June 17, 2010 at 07:46 PM EDT |

Thank you very much to all of our colleagues and especially our readers for making A Digested Look at the Legacy Collection a huge success. We have archived this Special Report in our Special Reports section; makes sense right? Click the link below to find out where this and many other Special Reports by JTA are stored!

Special Report: A Digested Look At the Legacy Collection

Sideshow Has Been Busy! 60 More Questions Answered!

Posted by Paul | June 17, 2010 at 07:39 PM EDT |

12" collectors, start drooling! Sideshow just released ANOTHER "Ask Sideshow" segment with 60 new questions and they have confirmed that designs are completed for Tessek, Ree-Yees and Yak Face! Do you believe it? Click the thumbnail below to read all about it!

Ask Sideshow!

More New TCW and TVC Figures Posted on eBay!

Posted by Chuck | June 17, 2010 at 05:41 PM EDT |

Click through for look at another upcoming figure, this time the camo-clad ARF trooper from The Clone Wars!

And, while you are at it, check out more figures from The Vintage Collection: Dak, Princess Leia and the AT-AT Commander!

    

Jabba The Hutt - Loose And Reviewed At Sandtroopers!

Posted by Paul | June 17, 2010 at 01:02 PM EDT |

Sandtroopers.com reviews the new Jabba The Hutt and throne! Click the image below to check out this baby loose and up close and personal!

Jabba The Hutt Review

Review: Thi-Sen - TCW - CW43

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

Who doesn't love Muftak or Foul Moudama? Well, you should. The Talz species was reintroduced in The Clone Wars in a whole new way and Research Droids Reviews looks at Thi-Sen, a Talz with a new twist. 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

Massive "Ask Sideshow" Segment Posted!

Posted by Paul | June 16, 2010 at 02:33 PM EDT |

Wow! Sideshow answers forty (40) new questions in their extremely popular "Ask Sideshow" segment. Be sure to check these out!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | June 16, 2010 at 09:43 AM EDT |

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

      

Now That You Saw More Of Dengar, Grab Him On eBay!

Posted by Paul | June 16, 2010 at 08:33 AM EDT |

And if you can't wait to get your hands on a loose TVC Dengar now, click the thumbnail below to grab one on eBay!

TARGET Disappearing Figures Update!

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

JTA reader Mike writes in with a neat update to the latest TARGET figure disappearance. Click through to read Mike's experience!

Detailed Loose TVC Dengar Pictures Surface!

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

Our friends as Yakface.com have a forum member who just posted loose detailed pictures on the new TVC Dengar figure. It has more removable accessories than first realized. Be sure to check it out! Click the thumbnail below to see it!

Loose Dengar!

LEGO Star Wars III Announced!

Posted by Paul | June 16, 2010 at 08:12 AM EDT |

A lot of news has hit the web this morning. First up, the official site announces LEGO Star Wars III, based on The Clone Wars. Click the thumbnail below to check out the details!

Review: Darth Sidious - TCW - CW45

Posted by Paul | June 16, 2010 at 12:40 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews returns to the Hasbro line after a brief marathon with some high end collectibles over the last several days from Sideshow Collectibles and Gentle Giant. We start back with one of the coolest (and very hard to find) figures in the red phase of The Clone Wars 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!

Research Droids Reviews

Star Wars Action News - Episode 249

Posted by Chuck | June 15, 2010 at 04:34 PM EDT |

On this week's Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie bring in their allies for a jam-packed show! First, ally site Jedi Temple Archives has put out a definitive collector's view of the 2010 Legacy Collection, and Paul from JediTempleArchives joins us this week to talk about the report and all the work that went into it.

Star Wars Action News

Get Familiar With Sideshow Collectibles' Sandtroopers!

Posted by Paul | June 15, 2010 at 12:42 PM EDT |

See no evil! Hear no evil! Speak no evil! These are three very wise statements to make when discussing the flawless craftsmanship of Sideshow Collectibles' most awesome 12" Sandtrooper line. The third and last Sandtrooper (Corporal: Tatooine) has just been shipped to your local comic books stores and hobby shops. (Remember, this will never be available at Sideshow's website.) You can check out our thoughts on all three reading our Research Droids Reviews on them here. Click the thumbnail below to find a retail location near you!

Sandtroopers!

First Look & Review: 4-LOM - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | June 15, 2010 at 01:10 AM EDT |

Wow! Gentle Giant, Ltd. has raised the bar on their mini busts! 4-LOM has just been released and our review of it is nothing but positive. We believe we know why the quality of their mini busts are getting better and better. Be sure to check out the 4-LOM mini bust in our Research Droids Reviews because it is one of their finest accomplishments to date. Click the Research Droids banner for our Research Droids Reviews archive index or the thumbnail for the direct review below! Don't forget you can also e-mail us your review requests and we'll be sure to add your choice to the queue.

Research Droids Reviews

Old Town Auctions Hosting Star Wars/Sci-Fi Toys!

Posted by Paul | June 14, 2010 at 10:35 PM EDT |

Old Town Auctions is an auction house based in Maryland, and they have been given a large variety of Star Wars action figures and many other Sci Fi material to sell that will be even open for those who live across the country. Find out how! Click through to check out their press release and visit their website to check out all the cool vintage and modern Star Wars toys (among other things) that will go up for auction.

Detailed Close-Up Photos Of Jabba The Hutt Surface!

Posted by Paul | June 14, 2010 at 07:57 PM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com got their mittens on some great new close-up photos of the Jabba The Hutt Throne Walmart exclusive. Click the thumbnail below to check them out and for the link to where more are stored in Sandtroopers.com's forums! Oh, and if you want some detailed close-ups of Rocket Firing Boba Fett, then you best click on through for where to find them too!

Jabba!

2010 Loose Jodo Kast Figures On eBay!

Posted by Paul | June 14, 2010 at 02:18 PM EDT |

Loose versions of the 2010 Jodo Kast are showing up on eBay. Click the thumbnail below to check out this auction! Auction lasts for 26 days from this post or while supplies last. More than 10 available.

First Look & Review: Sandtrooper (Corporal) - 12 Inch

Posted by Paul | June 14, 2010 at 09:33 AM EDT |

We have three wise Sandtroopers now in our 12" collections and Research Droids Reviews looks at the latest which is a Sideshow Store Exclusive, a first for everyone! Find out what makes the Sandtrooper (Corporal) unique! 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 ReviewsSandtrooper (Corporal: Tatooine) (12 Inch Figure)

Darth Talon Mini Bust Details!

Posted by Paul | June 14, 2010 at 08:23 AM EDT |

Click the thumbnail below for an exclusive look at the upcoming Darth Talon mini bust thanks to our friends at GentleGiantCollectors.com.

Darth Talon (Mini Bust)

Jedi News Reviews The BAT-AT!

Posted by Paul | June 13, 2010 at 08:38 PM EDT |

Our friends at JediNews.co.uk have an awesome review on the new BAT-AT. Click the thumbnail below to check it out!

Legacy Collection Commander Cody Variation Found!

Posted by Paul | June 13, 2010 at 07:18 PM EDT |

All these changes as the line is dying away? We were shocked to find a variation (albeit small) on the Legacy Collection Clone Commander Cody (BD44) figure. The latest remix cases (with HK-50 droid parts) that also contains the Stormtrooper and Gungan Warrior figures are being found with Commander Cody figure with a head sculpt cast in a different skin tone. Why they expended the energy and time to change this and not the belt is beyond our comprehension. It doesn't look nearly washed out as the first version did. We took pictures for comparison purposes and we hope you can see the change, but it is a much more drastic difference in person. We almost thought is was a different head sculpt at first and the "new" version has a much better color to it as well as a cleaner and crisper paint job. Click through to check it out!

Kmart Puts Figures On Sale For $5.99 Each

Posted by Paul | June 13, 2010 at 02:42 PM EDT |

While searching for more The Clone Wars figures at more Kmart stores, we discovered the figures are on sale for $5.99 each until June 19, 2010. We also came across one store in the heart of Philadelphia where it looks like time stopped. Yes, that is a First Day of Issue Han Solo (BD 1) figure. Click through for the proof.

Review: Slave Leia - Premium Format Figure

Posted by Paul | June 13, 2010 at 12:05 AM EDT |

We turn our attention to another Premium Format figure that nicely complements the brand new Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) figure. Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at one smokin' hot 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

A New Hope At Kmart!

Posted by Paul | June 12, 2010 at 10:20 PM EDT |

JTA located the very hard to find The Clone Wars figures including Darth Sidious, Thi-Sen and Commander TX-20 and two different Kmart stores (in Philadelphia) this evening (and it was the first time we EVER saw them in the wild). This is pretty sad for figures that saw release originally in February supposedly (but we doubt they ever hit the Philly areas because we find everything). With the vanishing TARGET figures and Walmart's clearance of $4.50 per figure, it looks like there is still some hope to find the figures that never saw widespread distribution at Kmart and Toys R Us.

TARGET: The Vanishing!

Posted by Paul | June 12, 2010 at 10:15 PM EDT |

For those of you who haven't visited your local TARGET lately, this is what you'll find on the shelves. We even asked for assistance and the associates got their LRT guns and said not nary a figure is anywhere in the building. Darn, we wished we picked up a few more army-builders for $4.99 each! Click through for the scary proof!

Review: Han Solo In Carbonite - 12 Inch Environments

Posted by Paul | June 12, 2010 at 01:55 AM EDT |

We are almost done with our Sideshow Collectibles marathon before we return to more Hasbro products, but be sure to check out today's Research Droids Reviews. We open a new category, 12 Inch Figure Environments, and one of the coolest props in the Star Wars films can be yours in one-sixth scale. But the price is one hurdle that many may not be able to clear! 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 | June 11, 2010 at 05:08 PM EDT |

The 2010 Legacy Wave 13 has finally arrived! Pre-Orders and One of Each Figure Club orders are being filled, and we expect to get another shipment next week.  Looking to expand your Han Solo collection?  Well you can pick up his twin children, Jacen and Jaina.  Collect the whole Solo family!

Check out the new Death Trooper mini bust coming later this year to Brian's Toys. Simply Amazing!  Let's hope zombies and Star Wars continues to cross paths.

For more great stuff that is too big to cover here, go towww.brianstoys.com .

Brian's Toys

Another "What The Heck?" Moment With Hasbro!

Posted by Paul | June 11, 2010 at 08:45 AM EDT |

We couldn't help but shake our heads when we saw this Saga Legends Blockbuster Value two-pack hanging on the shelves today in Walmart. Only further proving that something just isn't right in "distribution land" at Hasbro, we found the extremely rare error-packed Chewbacca (Sandstorm) backed with an Episode II Clone Trooper. And this is approaching almost a year now since this error was "quickly corrected". Click through for the proof!

Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise) Maquette Details!

Posted by Paul | June 11, 2010 at 08:10 AM EDT |

Our friends at GentleGiantCollectors.com have done it again and gotten a video showing off the upcoming convention exclusive Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise) maquette. This piece will definitely complement the Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise aFX exclusive! Click the thumbnail below to check out a YouTube video on it!

Latest "Ask Sideshow" Segment Posted!

Posted by Paul | June 11, 2010 at 08:04 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has just posted a Star Wars filled "Ask Sideshow" segment. Go check it out!

Ask Sideshow

First Look & Review: PF Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight)

Posted by Paul | June 11, 2010 at 01:15 AM EDT |

Did you know that Sideshow's latest Premium Format figures offers a lot more versatility than initially thought? Thanks to clever engineering, you can outfit Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) to look like he did in pretty much any scene in Return Of The Jedi. Now that is impressive indeed! Find out how this is possible by reading today's Research Droids Reviews. 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

Toys R Us Resetting For The Vintage Collection??!!

Posted by Paul | June 10, 2010 at 06:52 PM EDT |

There are a lot of changes happening at retail. We stopped at our local Toys R Us in the Philly area and noticed that the Star Wars aisle had been totally reset (and also taking up more room than ever). Oh boy are we getting excited. It looks like there will be ample space for all the new product coming in late July/early August!

Review: Asajj Ventress (Dark Side Disciple) - 12 Inch

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

It's no surprise that we love Tartakovsky's Clone Wars! We look at the last 12" Tartakovsky-inspired figure in Sideshow Collectibles' awesome line in today's Research Droids Reviews. And this review is for you, Fernando! Even if you don't collect these spectacular large size action figures, you should treat yourself to checking out all the details about them. 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 | June 10, 2010 at 05:54 AM EDT |

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

Aayla Secura (Jedi Master) Luke Skywalker (Moisture Farmer: Tatooine) Hasn Solo (Smuggler: Tatooine) Commander Praji (Imperial Officer: Devastator) Admiral Piett (Imperial Officer: Executor) Padmé Amidala (Naboo Senator: Ilum) Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight)

Legacy Collection Visual Guides Section Updated

Posted by Paul | June 09, 2010 at 07:29 PM EDT |

We just wanted to let you know that we updated the Visual Guides section for the Legacy Collection from our marathon we ran this week. Click the thumbnail below to see where they are all stored, and check out some of our guides while you're there.

Legacy Collection Visual Guides

Skittles-Colored Clones Make Their Way Into Mini Bust Line

Posted by Paul | June 09, 2010 at 11:42 AM EDT |

Our friends at GentleGiantCollectors.com have a first look at a new upcoming exclusive mini bust. Remember that 2006 TARGET exclusive Mace Windu's Attack Battlion Battle Packs set? The Airborne Trooper from that five-pack is being immortalized in mini bust form (or something that looks pretty darn close to it at least)!

Episode V Concept Art Snowtrooper Variation Discovered!

Posted by Paul | June 09, 2010 at 08:02 AM EDT |

Avid JTA reader and friend Fernando Salinas writes in with a variation that snuck by us altogether. The Concept Art Snowtrooper can be found with with an "opposite" colored triangle on the helmet. If you look at Fernando's sample (the first image) the blue triangle with the smaller red triangle (or detail) inset while the sample in our Visual Guide is completely the other way (and accurate to the concept art. We looked for others and found one other that had the "error" blue triangle but we aren't sure how widespread the error is. Let us know what your samples look like! In the meantime, click through for the comparison shots.

Episode V Concept Art Snowtrooper Variation

Review: General Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master) - 12 Inch

Posted by Paul | June 09, 2010 at 01:40 AM EDT |

It's no surprise that we love Tartakovsky's Clone Wars! And in today's Research Droids Reviews, we look at Sideshow Collectibles' very first armored figure who just so happens to be from Tartakovsky's famed micro-series! We are going strong with our marathon of some of the best Sideshow 12" figures. Even if you don't collect these spectacular large size action figures, you should treat yourself to checking out all the details about them. 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

Special Report: A Digested Look at the Legacy Collection

Posted by Paul | June 08, 2010 at 11:45 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives couldn’t be more thrilled to present you with our next Special Report: A Digested Look at the Legacy Collection (Super-Deluxe Edition). JTA has joined forces with the absolute definitive and best Star Wars fan sites on the web to present you with a collective look at the best Hasbro action figures in the red phase of the Legacy Collection. Who are the big names that joined us? You'll just have to read the Special Report to find out! This unprecedented event was a blast for all the sites who joined us in addition to ourselves and we hope that you too will thoroughly enjoy it. Grab a cup of hot coffee or a cool glass of iced-tea and spend some time with us to read this landmark Special Report. And you will need time too because this is one lengthy report! Enjoy!

A Digested Look at the Legacy Collection

Visual Guide Update - LC BAD BG-J38

Posted by Chuck | June 08, 2010 at 10:39 AM EDT |

12 days and 53 guides later our Legacy Collection marathon comes to a close! The last BAD figure, closing out one of (if not THE) best pack-in series to date, is featured in JTA's latest Enhanced Visual Guide. After you are finished checking our BG-J38 below, stop by our Research Droids Review for even more information on this J9 worker drone droid! And, with the close of our Legacy Collection marathon we will have a special treat for all you fans coming up in under an hour! Check back for a Special Report you won't want to miss!

The Clone Wars Season 2 On DVD/Blu-ray Details

Posted by Paul | June 08, 2010 at 10:37 AM EDT |

The Clone Wars Season 2 DVD/Blu-ray is up for pre-order at StarWarsShop.com. Click through to read all about the features included.

The Clone Wars Season 2 DVD/Blu-ray

Visual Guide Update - LC BD61 Shaak Ti

Posted by Chad | June 08, 2010 at 09:34 AM EDT |

Shaak Ti is a Jedi Master and member of the Jedi Council. She survives Order 66 and eventually arrives on Felucia, where she prepares the Force-sensitive Felucians for an unavoidable encounter with Darth Vader. Click below to check out this awesome figure, and then find out why we think this figure is a 5-star figure in our Research Droids Review!

Stick Within Arms-Length To Jedi Temple Archives!

Posted by Paul | June 08, 2010 at 09:20 AM EDT |

Don’t stray too far away from Jedi Temple Archives! We have something extraordinary to show you coming up in just a short while! It’s unlike anything done before and we cannot wait to share it with you. Our Legacy Collection Visual Guide marathon has all been leading up to this. We are only moments away from the big reveal and trust us when we say you will not want to miss it….

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Action Figure Purge Happening Across The Country

Posted by Paul | June 08, 2010 at 09:05 AM EDT |

Reports are coming in that there has been another Hasbro purge of peg warming figures. Interestingly, our local area in Philadelphia has not seen this action yet. But, if you've been waiting for these figures to drop to $1.00, you may be out of luck.

Visual Guide Update - LC BD60 Jaina Solo

Posted by Chad | June 08, 2010 at 08:48 AM EDT |

Jaina Solo is the daughter of Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo. She is strong in the Force, as is her twin brother Jacen. An accomplished pilot with an aptitude for mechanics, she becomes an apprentice to Mara Jade Skywalker. View all the details in our guide below, and then get all the information on this figure that your databank can handle in our Research Droids Review!

SWAN And Yakface Join Forces For Celebration V

Posted by Paul | June 08, 2010 at 08:42 AM EDT |

We are happy to announce that Yakface.com and Star Wars Action News have partnered for THE party of Celebration 5! Thursday, August 12th, at 7 p.m.! We will have food, drinks, and an exclusive T-Shirt you can't get anywhere else with art by Star Wars artist Kevin Graham!

Star Wars Action News

Visual Guide Update - LC BD59 Jacen Solo

Posted by Chad | June 08, 2010 at 08:12 AM EDT |

Jacen Solo is the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo and is gifted with the ability to communicate with animals. He uses this gift when battling the Yuuzhan Vong: he calls amphistaff serpents to him, and they encircle him to form protective armor. Check out the Enhanced Visual Guide below, and read a full report on this figure in our Research Droids Review!

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight) - Order Of The Jedi

Posted by Paul | June 08, 2010 at 12:50 AM EDT |

2009 was the year of the Episode II version of Obi-Wan Kenobi because we got both an amazing 3.75" version of him in the Hasbro line and a phenomenal 12" version in Sideshow Collectibles' line. Today's Research Droids Reviews looks at a truly amazing 12" figure, even if he comes with a pathetic exclusive accessory. Even if you don't collect these spectacular large size action figures, you should treat yourself to checking out all the details about them. 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 BD58 Spacetrooper

Posted by Chad | June 07, 2010 at 06:08 PM EDT |

Spacetroopers are high-ranking Imperial commandos who wear powersuit armor designed for space combat. These Zero-G Assault Troopers are considered "walking tanks" because of the extensive weaponry built into their suits. Previously only available from the POTF2 line, check out this nice upgrade below, and then see why this version almost got 5 stars in our Research Droids Review!

New The Clone Wars Figures On eBay Again

Posted by Paul | June 07, 2010 at 06:02 PM EDT |

The Mandalorian Guard has also made its way to eBay from famed seller tunghori. Click the tumbnail below to check out this auction.

Visual Guide Update - LC BD57 K'Kruhk

Posted by Chad | June 07, 2010 at 05:11 PM EDT |

K'Kruhk is a Jedi Knight during the last days of the Republic. Although he has the fierce nature of all Whiphids, he also holds strong pacifist ideals and struggles with the military role that the Jedi perform during the Clone Wars. Click below for our latest guide, and then check out our full report on this figure in our Research Droids Review!

Update To Hasbro Eopie & Qui-Gon Jinn Scare

Posted by Paul | June 07, 2010 at 04:46 PM EDT |

We have another update for you on the latest developments on the Qui-Gon Jinn & Eopie mail-away. We called customer relations at Hasbro at 800-327-8264 and they can confirm whether or not you are guaranteed your order. Much to our relief, ours were secured. But will yours be? You'll just have to call to find out.

Visual Guide Update - LC BD56 Dark Trooper Phase I

Posted by Chad | June 07, 2010 at 04:17 PM EDT |

The dark trooper project is the creation of Imperial General Rohm Mohc to create advanced battle droids. The project is done in phases to refine the design. The Phase One dark trooper has an unfinished appearance and primitive programming. Check out this figure in our Enhanced Visual Guide below, and then see what we think of him in our Research Droids Review!

Some Collectors Should Prepare To Get Enraged!

Posted by Paul | June 07, 2010 at 03:06 PM EDT |

Rebelscum.com is reporting devastating news on the Qui-Gon Jinn & Eopie set. Click through to check out the travesty.

Visual Guide Update - LC BD50 Utris M'Toc

Posted by Chuck | June 07, 2010 at 11:23 AM EDT |

Kicking off the FINAL wave from the Legacy Collection, and the final stretch for our marathon, is Utris M'Toc. Featured as the running only running change figure from the Legacy Collection, and available in Wave 6 with a BG-J38 BAD part. Check him out in the guide below, and then visit our Research Droids Review for our full report on him!

TRU May Be Creating Big Time Customer Relations Issues

Posted by Paul | June 07, 2010 at 10:59 AM EDT |

This post serves as confirmation to Yakface.com's report that TRU basic figures are back up to $7.49 from the $4.99 sale that was supposed to run through July 7, 2010. JTA spoke with district management and they explained that the $4.99 sale price was an error and was not meant to apply to the Expanded Universe wave endcap promotion of figures, so they pulled it. (A little late on damage control we say.) But if you saved the ad and bring it in to your local store, they did explain to us that they would honor the $4.99 price. And supposedly the same or similar is true for the Transformers line as well.

Visual Guide Update - LC BAD HK-50

Posted by Chad | June 07, 2010 at 09:45 AM EDT |

HK-50 closes out wave 5 from the Legacy Collection! The HK-50 droids series was based on the earlier HK-47 assassin droid. Like their progenitor, these droids possessed incredible linguistic skills and highly sadistic tendencies. The primary function of the HK-50 droids, as they stated it, was to "facilitate communications and terminate hostilities." In accordance with the usual perceptions of HK model assassin droid, the best way to terminate hostilities was to kill everything present. Make sure to stop by our review to read our thoughts on this BAD figure!

Review: Padmé Amidala (Naboo Senator: Ilum)

Posted by Paul | June 07, 2010 at 09:27 AM EDT |

It's no surprise that we love Tartakovsky's Clone Wars! And in today's Research Droids Reviews, we look at Sideshow Collectibles' first attempt at a character from the micro-series. We are in the middle of our marathon of some of the best Sideshow 12" figures. Even if you don't collect these spectacular large size action figures, you should treat yourself to checking out all the details about them. 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 Repacks/Repaints Wave 5

Posted by Chad | June 06, 2010 at 07:45 PM EDT |

We have one last round of repacks/repaints for the Legacy Collection. Click here to find out why R2-X2 gets five stars in our review, even though he's "just" a repaint. The TSC Vintage Snowtrooper also gets a makeover with a new paint application. As usual, click below for our fully detailed Ehanced Visual Guides!

   

Autograph Bounty Hunter Update 8.13

Posted by Chuck | June 06, 2010 at 07:43 PM EDT |

Check out the latest update from Autograph Bounty Hunter, with information on the latest Sith Signing, the London Film & Comic Con, and more!

Autograph Bounty Hunter

Visual Guide Update - LC BD54 Zuckuss

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

Zuckuss is one of the bounty hunters that Darth Vader tasks with finding the Millennium Falcon. Although he uses the ancient rituals and keen intuition native to his people, Zuckuss nonetheless fails in his mission when Boba Fett locates the ship first. Click below for our latest guide, and then check out our full report on the best Zuckuss to date in our Research Droids Review!

Review: Admiral Piett (Imperial Officer: Executor)

Posted by Paul | June 06, 2010 at 01:35 AM EDT |

You are in command, Admiral Piett and you are also the focus of today's Research Droids Reviews entry. We are running a marathon on some of the best Sideshow 12" figures in their impressive line. Even if you don't collect these spectacular large size action figures, you should treat yourself to checking out all the details about them. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report - June 2nd Headline Extras!

Posted by Nick | June 05, 2010 at 01:32 PM EDT |

As more responses come in from the Hasbro Star Wars Q&A, there are more headlines to report! JTA in conjunction with our affiliate Jedi Temple War Room is right here, breaking it all down to bring you the news you can use in the Q&A Headline Report - HEADLINE EXTRAS!

-Why did Hasbro change the Shadow Stormtrooper in the TFU multipacks?
-Will the Ice Cream Maker Guy be the basis for a future Rebel Pilot?
-What's the status of the Funeral pyre Darth Vader?
-And which prequel Jedi Master has been confirmed as a Clone Wars Basic Figure?

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

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report

Visual Guide Update - LC BD53 Willrow Hood

Posted by Chad | June 05, 2010 at 11:49 AM EDT |

Willrow Hood works for the gas mining company on Cloud City. When the Empire seizes control of the city, Hood destroys a computer memory core to prevent the Empire from discovering information about secret transactions with the Rebels. Thirty years in the making, click below for our Enhanced Visual Guide of THE Ice cream maker guy! Then, find out if he lives up to the hype in our Research Droids Review!

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

Posted by Paul | June 05, 2010 at 11:44 AM EDT |

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

Visual Guide Update - LC BD51 Luke Skywalker

Posted by Chad | June 05, 2010 at 08:52 AM EDT |

Luke leads an attack on Imperial AT-AT walkers that are moving toward Echo Base. He instructs the other snowspeeder pilots to use their harpoons and cables and aim for the legs in an attempt to take out the Imperial walkers. Click below for the full guide! We think this is one of the best figures to come out of the Legacy Collection, find our why in our Research Droids Review!

Review: Commander Praji - Sideshow Collectibles

Posted by Paul | June 05, 2010 at 08:01 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews looks at another fine addition to Sideshow's beautiful 12" figure line. Today's review looks at their first Imperial officer, Commander Praji. 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 BD50 Sergeant Edian

Posted by Chuck | June 04, 2010 at 11:56 PM EDT |

The elite Wing Guard is in charge of security on Cloud City, working as police officers, customs officials, and crisis controllers. Troopers such as Utris M'Toc and Sergeant Edian handle these crucial duties with honesty and efficiency. Sergeant Edian is the first version released, and you can check him out below! Then, read our full report on him in our our Research Droids Review!

Exclusive Announcement Of Two Cantina Alien Mini Busts!

Posted by Paul | June 04, 2010 at 11:39 PM EDT |

GentleGiantCollectors.com gets exclusive announcement of two new Cantina alien mini-busts, Kabe and Muftak! How is that for paying homage to the neo-classic line? Click either thumbnail below to check it out!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | June 04, 2010 at 08:12 PM EDT |

Suit up, Joes! The 2010 G.I. Joe Wave 2 is available for Pre-Order at Brian's Toys! Featuring your favorite characters such as Snake Eyes, Zartan, Destro, and Recondo.

Also new this week, are the Star Wars Disney 2-packs from Star Tours! Get this part of your Disney and Galactic collection now.  Don't forget about the 2010 Vintage-Style Jedi-Con Bounty Hunters 2-Pack. Coming back in stock very soon, so get your pre-order now.

For more of great selection from our newsletter go to www.brianstoys.com .

Brian's Toys

Gentle Giant, Ltd. Announces Death Trooper Mini Bust!

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

Stop the press! Gentle Giant, Ltd. has just issued a press release about a new Death Trooper mini bust! Click through to check this awesome baby out!

Death Trooper!

HasbroToyShop.com Memorial Day Sale Winding Down!

Posted by Paul | June 04, 2010 at 05:40 PM EDT |

Just a friendly reminder that you have two more days to take advantage of HasbroToyShop.com's Memorial Day sale. They still have a ton of figures for $4.99 each as well as other great deals. Click the thumbnail below to check it all out!

Visual Guide Update - LC BD49 AT-AT Driver

Posted by Chad | June 04, 2010 at 05:24 PM EDT |

The massive AT-AT walkers need skilled drivers to handle them efficiently in battle. AT-AT drivers are experts at operating these ground assault vehicles to keep them moving over rough terrain while pounding their targets with laser cannon fire. Check out this awesome figure below, including a significant packaging variation comparison, and see what we think of him in our Research Droids Review!

Kul Teska Also Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | June 04, 2010 at 05:18 PM EDT |

Kul Teska also makes his way to eBay too! Check out this auction for a loose version of him Why the auction shows a carded sample eludes us.

Kul Teska

Visual Guide Update - LC BD48 Concept Snowtrooper

Posted by Chad | June 04, 2010 at 02:28 PM EDT |

In this concept art by Joe Johnston, the Imperial snowtrooper wears armor with features that are reminiscent of armor actually worn by samurai warriors. The gear has stylized elegance while still protecting the trooper from blaster fire and extreme cold. Click below to check out this cool concept art figure, and read our in-depth report on him in our Research Droids Review!

BAT-AT Found In Australia!

Posted by Paul | June 04, 2010 at 12:53 PM EDT |

The fine folks at MouseDroid.com are reporting that the Big AT-AT is being found in Australia! Click throught to check out their report!

BAT-AT Found!

Visual Guide Update - LC BAD YVH-1

Posted by Chuck | June 04, 2010 at 11:41 AM EDT |

It's time to wrap up another wave of figures, this time with the BAD YVH-1! This cool Terminator-style droid is the 6th BAD from the Legacy Collection! Click below to check it out, including our unique 'parts catalog' helping you identify how to build this figure! You can also read our full review right here!

More Loose TCW Figures Showing Up On eBay

Posted by Paul | June 04, 2010 at 11:09 AM EDT |

Loose versions of some of the new The Clone Wars figures like Aurra Sing have shown up on eBay. Click the thumbnail below to check it out!

Visual Guide Update - LC Repacks/Repaints Wave 4

Posted by Chuck | June 04, 2010 at 08:29 AM EDT |

Our next round of "repaints" come from wave 4, and are not technically repaints, but rather clean/white versions of previous figures. While Commander Bacara really has no business being so clean, the newly white Stormtrooper is a nice addition to this mould, which was previously only available in black! Check them out for yourself below!

   

Review: Han Solo (Smuggler: Tatooine) - Sideshow

Posted by Paul | June 04, 2010 at 02:40 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews continues its marathon focusing on collectibles from Sideshow's beautiful 12" figure line. Today's review looks at our favorite scoundrel, Han Solo and this is clearly one of our personal favorites from the 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!

Research Droids ReviewsHan Solo (Smuggler: Tatooine)

Visual Guide Update - LC BD45 Plo Koon

Posted by Chuck | June 03, 2010 at 09:18 PM EDT |

Plo Koon is a Jedi Master whose homeworld is Dorin, where the atmosphere is mostly helium and another gas unique to the planet. He wears protective goggles and a face-concealing antiox mask whenever he is in oxygen-rich environments. Check out our full guide below, and read our in-depth report on him in our Research Droids Review!

Informative Backstage Pass Posted On 501st Clone Trooper

Posted by Paul | June 03, 2010 at 08:51 PM EDT |

Sideshow has just posted an excellent (albeit short) Backstage Pass video on their exciting upcoming 12" 501st Legion Clone Trooper. They have apparently made some updates to this armored body including a new stocking material for the body glove and revised placement of armor so that the stand fits around the armor. Click the thumbnail to check out this very ionformative video and be sure to place an order for it. You won't want to miss this one folks!

501st Clone Trooper Backstage Pass

Rebel Troop Transport - Never A Possibility!

Posted by Paul | June 03, 2010 at 07:44 PM EDT |

Hey all you The Empire Strikes Back lovers. Do you want to feel a knife through your heart? Toy News International has received the following response from Hasbro about the Rebel Troop Transport. So you want to know what the answer is? Then click through!

Visual Guide Update - LC BD44 Commander Cody

Posted by Chuck | June 03, 2010 at 08:18 AM EDT |

Clone Commander Cody receives a hologram from Chancellor Palpatine telling the commander to execute Order 66. Cody immediately orders clone troopers to fire upon Obi-Wan Kenobi, which sends the Jedi hurtling into one of the sinkholes on Utapau. Click below to check out this well needed upgrade! Want more info? Check out our detailed Research Droids Review!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | June 03, 2010 at 08:00 AM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Visual Guide Update - LC BD42 Jeremoch Colton

Posted by Chuck | June 03, 2010 at 07:01 AM EDT |

Jeremoch Colton is the pilot of Senator Bail Organa’s ship, the Tantive IV. As Colton is flying the vessel into Coruscant, he receives a message from Chancellor Palpatine’s office, which he plays for Organa and his passengers Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi. As usual, click below for our high resolution guide, and then see what we think of him in our Research Droids Review!

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report - Week of June 2nd, 2010

Posted by Nick | June 03, 2010 at 07:00 AM EDT |

Another Star Wars Q&A session has transpired and as always there's a lot of information to sift through. And as always JTA in conjunction with our affiliate Jedi Temple War Room is breaking it all down to bring you the news you can use in the Q&A Headline Report! What information has come out of this latest session?

-What site has close up images of the new Darth Sidious?
-When will the Vintage Collection be showing up in stores?
-How much hope remains for the cancelled comic 2-packs?
-What are the mailaway requirements for Rocket Firing Boba Fett?
-And what vehicles are Hasbro hinting about for later in 2010?

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

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report

Hasbro Q&A Roundup - Week of June 2nd, 2010

Posted by Nick | June 03, 2010 at 01:00 AM EDT |

You've asked the questions, and Hasbro has responded! Now check out the latest news on Hasbro's Star Wars line as we round up all of today's Q&A sessions from around the collecting community in conjunction with our affiliate site Jedi Temple War Room. JTA and Jedi Temple War Room have teamed up to bring you the most complete and comprehensive look at Hasbro's Star Wars Q&A process.

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

Luke Skywalker (Moisture Farmer: Tatooine) - Sideshow

Posted by Paul | June 03, 2010 at 12:55 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews continues its marathon focusing on collectibles from Sideshow's beautiful 12" figure line. Today's review is all about Luke Skywalker in his moisture farmer garb. This is one great 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 ReviewsLuke Skywalker (Moisture Farmer: Tatooine) (12 Inch Figure)

Star Wars Family Guy Will Become A Trilogy?

Posted by Paul | June 02, 2010 at 10:18 PM EDT |

It would make sense that a third installment of the Star Wars Family Guy would be in the works. Heavy.com is reporting that this may just be the case! Click the thumbnail below for more information!

Family Guy

Visual Guide Update - LC BD41 Utai

Posted by Chuck | June 02, 2010 at 09:41 PM EDT |

The Utai are one of the native species on Utapau. As the working class, they look after the dragon corrals and serve as ground crews on landing platforms. They live in the numerous sinkholes on the planet, taming the indigenous dactillions and varactyls. Check him out below in full detail, and then see our thoughts on this figure in our Research Droids Review!

Jedi Temple War Room Gets Great Shots Of Sidious!

Posted by Paul | June 02, 2010 at 08:57 PM EDT |

Our affiliate site, Jedi Temple War Room scores the first loose pictures of the new The Vintage Collection Senate Duel Darth Sidious! What are you waiting for? Click through to check it out!

Visual Guide Update - LC BD40 Concept IG-88

Posted by Chuck | June 02, 2010 at 07:06 PM EDT |

In this concept art by Ralph McQuarrie, the droid IG-88 has a broader shape than its ultimate appearance. The chrome war droid and bounty hunter still has a menacing presence with its simple lines that evoke its purpose: destruction. Click below for our Enhanced Visual Guide as we continue our Legacy Collection marathon, and then see what we think of this concept art release in our Research Droids Review!

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #87

Posted by Chuck | June 02, 2010 at 02:59 PM EDT |

We've got our latest answers from Hasbro, including what the first 19 figures released in the Shadow of the Dark Side Clone Wars line will be! Check out all the details!

Hasbro's Q&A

Visual Guide Update - LC BAD R3-A2 & R4-P44

Posted by Chuck | June 02, 2010 at 11:46 AM EDT |

Wave 3 comes to a close with the BAD figures R3-A2 and R4-P44. But, it doesn't end here! Right around the virtual corner is Wave 4!

 

Star Wars Action News - Episode 247

Posted by Chuck | June 02, 2010 at 11:44 AM EDT |

Right now is a hard time for Hasbro collectors with the latest waves of Legacy figures not regularly showing up on store pegs, but when Arnie finds a Spacetrooper and Shaak Ti at a Toys R Us, the hunt is on! Join Marjorie and Arnie as they tour the St. Louis region hitting one Toys R Us after another looking for more of this elusive wave of figures!

Star Wars Action News

Visual Guide Update - LC Repacks/Repaints Wave 3

Posted by Chuck | June 02, 2010 at 10:28 AM EDT |

Wave 3's round of repacks leave a few surprises. From a near straight repack in Padmé Amidala, to subtle updates with the Commander Deviss figure, to an awesome paint-ap upgrade with Boba Fett! Check them all out below! Want our thoughts on how these repacks mix in with the Legacy Collection? Click each name above for a full review!

 

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | June 02, 2010 at 09:16 AM EDT |

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

      

Visual Guide Update - LC BD39 Jawa & Security Droid

Posted by Chuck | June 02, 2010 at 06:49 AM EDT |

KPR security droids are used to monitor perimeters and maintain security devices. During their scavenging for lost and abandoned equipment, the Jawas find one of these droids and offer it for sale at moisture farms on Tatooine. Check out all the details in our Enhanced Visual guide below, and then see JTA's thoughs on this (sort of) two-pack in our Research Droids Review!

Review: Aayla Secura (Jedi Master) - Order Of The Jedi

Posted by Paul | June 02, 2010 at 01:35 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 while we focus on Sideshow's very impressive one sixth scaled line. The Aayla Secura 12" figure was long-awaited, but the final results paid off big time! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Memorial Day Sale Still Running At HasbroToyShop.com!

Posted by Paul | June 01, 2010 at 10:03 PM EDT |

There are still some pretty great deals at HasbroToyShop's Memorial Day Sale. The sale extends through June 6, 2010 and we suggest taking a quick run through of all their specials before they end.

Visual Guide Update - LC BD38 Concept Ki-Adi-Mundi

Posted by Chuck | June 01, 2010 at 09:49 PM EDT |

In this Episode III concept art by Derek Thompson, Ki-Adi-Mundi wears a cape and has an eyepatch over one eye. This more battle-weary appearance was designed to indicate that the Clone Wars have been raging for years and are taking their toll on the Jedi. Click below for the Enhanced Visual Guide of another cool concept figure, and then check out our in-depth look at him in our Research Droids Review!

Premium Format Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) Processing!

Posted by Paul | June 01, 2010 at 09:46 PM EDT |

Collectors of high-end collectibles will be thrilled to know that the Sideshow Exclusive Premium Format Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker will start processing this Thursday June 3rd. Get those charge cards in order as this is one figure you don't want to miss especially since its only limited to 700 pieces! But the good news right now is that the exclusive version is still available for pre-order too!

Luke Skywalker - Jedi Knight - Premium Format

Visual Guide Update - LC BD34 Leesub Sirln

Posted by Chuck | June 01, 2010 at 06:20 PM EDT |

Leesub Sirln is a Qiraash and one of the patrons in the Mos Eisley cantina on Tatooine. She is hiding from Imperial authorities that suspect her of having precognitive powers and have declared her a Force adept. Click below for the Enhanced Visual Guide of this cantina denizen, and then check out our in-depth look at her in the Research Droids Review!

A Few Loose TVC Figures Show Up On eBay In USA

Posted by Paul | June 01, 2010 at 06:16 PM EDT |

A few loose The Vintage Collection figures have shown up on eBay (and in the USA). Click through to check out this auction for a loose Dak Ralter in Florida.

Dak Ralter

Visual Guide Update - LC BD33 Hrchek Kal Fas

Posted by Chuck | June 01, 2010 at 07:44 AM EDT |

Hrchek Kal Fas is a Saurin droid trader who frequents Chalmun’s cantina when he’s on Tatooine. He saw a report about two “lost” droids and tried to follow C-3PO when the protocol droid left the cantina, but lost him in the busy streets. Click below for the Enhanced Visual Guide of Kal Fas, and then check out our in-depth look at him in the Research Droids Review!


 
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