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July 2010

Review: Destroyer Droid - TAC - No. 59

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

You can bet that you'll see the Destroyer Droid released in the basic figure line every few years. Research Droids Reviews looks at one of the best versions that was released in the 30 (77-07) line with a neat accessory that should have worked better than it did. 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

Could Tomorrow Officially Debut New Star Wars Product?

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2010 at 09:23 PM EDT |

Retail clearly hasn't been following the rules, but tomorrow is Sunday, August 1st which satisfies the requirement of "Do Not Sell Before Week Of August 6th" that has been clearly marked on the outside of all Hasbro Star Wars product that we've seen leaking to shelves already. So tomorrow may just be the first official "unofficial" day that you'll "legally" be able to find new Star Wars stuff. If you need some help to determine what you may want to pick up or pass on, click through to check out a tiny little guide of our Research Droids Reviews on select product that debuts with the relaunch of the new line looks to help assist you with your decisions. Good luck and may the Force be with you!

TARGET's Clearance Is Out Of Control (In Philly At Least)

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2010 at 06:00 PM EDT |

The Legacy Collection (and red phase The Clone Wars) hits an all-time low at TARGET! This should be national, but anything is possible, so check your local TARGET to be sure. Click through to see what you may just be able to find at your local bullseye!

Found! Saga Legends [SOTDS] Wave 2!

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2010 at 05:42 PM EDT |

We found the second wave of Saga Legends in Willow Grove, PA today. Ready for the news? You bet you are! These aren't necessarily straight repacks folks!Click through for the details!

Pre-Order Option Will Soon Be Available At TRU?

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2010 at 12:38 PM EDT |

While on our weekend runs this morning we came across the beginning of some sort of kiosk where collectors will have the option to pre-order their collectible action figures. We found this at the Aramingo Avenue TRU in Philadelphia, which just so happens to be a store that corporate is remodeling to be completely up to date with the latest TRU styles. Will this be a new option for collectors to ensure they can get their hands on the product they desire? Click through to check this out. Right above it, but not included in our photo was a "COMING SOON!" sign. It should be interesting to see where this goes! Click through to check it out!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | July 31, 2010 at 11:46 AM EDT |

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

INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE:  We've further reduced pricing on 1300 items and now have over 4000 items marked between 20% and 90% off - including over 900 items marked down 50% or more!   Many older items cannot be restocked, so once they sell out they are gone for good - take a look at the sale menu here!

Big Bad Toy Store

Lars Family Thankful For the Contributions So Far ...

Posted by Joris | July 31, 2010 at 11:36 AM EDT |

Just a little bit over a week ago we reported the sorry state of the Lars' Homestead to you and about the initiative that exists to save it.

And it seems the Force is with the plan! Mark Dermul, among others the "Trips to Tatooine" tour guide, happily reports that close to half of the budget necessary to restore the roof above the Lars' family heads has been collected in the meantime!

Of course that also means that more than half of the way still has to be gone. So ...

Hit the button below to discover everything about the "Save the Lars' Homestead" initiative and how you can make your own contribution!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | July 31, 2010 at 08:23 AM EDT |

We have another round of 2010 Star Wars Pre-Orders!  Clone Wars Waves 6 & 7 feature some sweet Mandalorians and a little kid called Boba Fett.  Plenty of new Vehicles, which you may have never seen before.

Also, the Darth Maul FX Lightsaber with Removable Blades is not available for pre-order. Get your order in now by going to Brian's Toys!

Brian's Toys

Review: Concept Rebel Trooper - TAC - No. 60

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

The subject of today's Research Droids Reviews focuses on another McQuarrie concept action figure. And it happens to be one of our absolute favorites. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Found! New Deluxe Figures Found At Malefactor TRU!

Posted by Paul | July 30, 2010 at 03:19 PM EDT |

We also found the new Deluxe figures at the same Philly TRU. Sorry for the poor picture, but click through to see what we found too!

Found! Kul Teska On The East Coast!

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

We are ecstatic that we found the Toys R Us exclusive Kul Teska today in Philadelphia. It is an amazingly large action figure and be sure to look for it an an upcoming Research Droids Review. Click through to check out our find.

Review: Clone Trooper Training Fatigues - TAC - No. 55

Posted by Paul | July 30, 2010 at 12:40 AM EDT |

Doesn't it upset you when a final figure turns out to be "close but no cigar"? The Clone Trooper Training Fatigues action figure from the 30 (77-07) line was exactly that and Research Droids Reviews makes it quite clear that Hasbro should take another stab at him to make him 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!

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Sideshow Collectibles PF Clone Trooper Pre-order is Live

Posted by Chuck | July 29, 2010 at 09:00 PM EDT |

The Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Episode II Clone Trooper pre-order is now live! Click the banner below to pick this up!

Review: Padmé Amidala - TAC - No. 56

Posted by Paul | July 29, 2010 at 12:35 AM EDT |

Padmé Amidala is a character that unfortunately doesn't see too many releases in action figure form and Hasbro made up for that with this release. Research Droids Reviews discusses how this figure is technically two outfits in one and why it is one of the best Padmé Amidala action figures we have ever received, despite her minimal articulation. 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 ReviewsPadmé Amidala

Mandalorian Warrior Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | July 28, 2010 at 08:34 PM EDT |

The upcoming Mandalorian Warrior is also on eBay! Click below to check out the auction!

New And Improved K-3PO From TARGET Set Hits eBay

Posted by Paul | July 28, 2010 at 08:26 PM EDT |

The new and improved super-articulate K-3PO from the new TARGET exclusive Battle Packs set coming this Fall is on eBay! Click below to check out the auction!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | July 28, 2010 at 02:38 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!

      

Sideshow PF Clone Can Transform Into Phase II Clone!

Posted by Paul | July 28, 2010 at 02:36 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles posts an early gallery for their Thursday pre-order of the Episode II Clone Trooper Premium Format figure. What's nice about this is exclusive collectors will be able to switch out the Phase I head with the Phase II head to create the clone trooper seen in Episode III! The exclusive also includes a droid arm part! How cool is this? Click through to check out the gallery!

Review: Jango Fett - TAC - Basic (No. 57)

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

There are some action figures in the basic line that seem to just get overlooked. As a result, they become severely underrated. One figure that fits this bill is Jango Fett from the 30 (77-07) line. It is one of the best versions of him and despite selling very well with each release, collectors don't seem to clamor over him enough. Research Droids Reviews looks at this awesome figure (who also happens to be our VERY FIRST ENHANCED VISUAL GUIDE too) and hopes that more figures follow this unique format. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

What Acts Of Subterfuge Will TRU And TARGET Employ?

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2010 at 08:53 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface have posted a very interesting article "Hasbro Fining Stores for Breaking Street Date?" based on an e-mail from one of their readers about retail breaking street dates, most recently by TARGET. Click through to check out the article, it is a worthy read. If what they're saying is true, Toys R Us would go bankrupt with a fine of $200 per item out before release date. That is some serious punishment indeed!

First Look At "Shadow Of The Dark Side" Galactic Heroes!

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2010 at 08:37 PM EDT |

Click through for a first look at the first wave of Galactic Heroes loose in the "Shadow Of The Dark Side" line! It is quite intertsing how Ilum Padmé made the cut, but we're just as thrilled to have her. Gaining brisk popularity, Galactic Heroes appear that they will be here for a while. We just don't mind!

Imperial AT-AT Invades The East Coast At TRU!

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2010 at 07:42 PM EDT |

That big beauty, the Imperial AT-AT has hit the Philadelphia area! Be on the lookout as it is destined to reach a store near you very, very shortly! Be sure to check out the collaborative review of this awesome vehicle by Jedi Temple Archives, Rebelscum and Yakface here if you haven't yet!

12" Vintage Boba Fett - CV Exclusive Up For Pre-Order!

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2010 at 07:24 PM EDT |

For 2010, it's all about Vintage! Gentle Giant, Ltd. is now taking pre-orders (for PGM only) for the Celebration V exclusive Boba Fett 12" Vintage Figure. They are also taking pre-orders for th Bossk Maquette too!You must be logged into your PGM account to see these items for pre-order.

The Vintage Collection Hits TARGET!

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2010 at 02:39 PM EDT |

TARGET copies TRU and breaks street date also! The Vintage Collection can be found at TARGET for a mere $7.99, $2 cheaper than TRU! Your mileage may vary, but they are beginning to hit!

Celebration 5 Exclusive Collector's Club Patch

Posted by Chuck | July 27, 2010 at 02:19 PM EDT |

Five of the largest Star Wars collecting clubs in the US are pleased to announce a set of five themed patches for Star Wars Celebration 5.  The participating clubs are The Washington DC Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC), The Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club (KSWCC), The Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club (OSWCC), The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS), and the Star Wars Grand Florida Alliance (SWGFA).  The five triangular embroidered patches, each sponsored by one of the clubs, fit together like a puzzle to form a larger image of Boba Fett, the show's de
facto mascot.  Design and artwork for the patches was provided by long-time web cartoonist Bill Cable. 

2010 SDCC: SWAN SDCC Podcast & Wrap-up

Posted by Chuck | July 27, 2010 at 01:28 PM EDT |

This past weekend ComicCon International in San Diego made news from announcements of the cast of the new Avengers film to someone being stabbed in the face over a seating dispute. However Star Wars news has remained mostly under the radar, overshadowed by the looming Star Wars Celebration 5 just two short weeks away. But despite the lack of focus, SDCC held lots of information for Star Wars collectors, from panels to the exhibit room floor.

Star Wars Action News

Review: Darth Maul/Owen Lars - Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2010 at 10:37 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews looks at the recently released 2010 SDCC exclusive Comic Packs set. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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2010 SDCC: LEGO Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 26, 2010 at 04:06 PM EDT |

Last but not least here's a look at LEGO, who's raffle-driven exclusives are always a good bet to draw big lines!

    

2010 SDCC: Entertainment Earth & Super7 Galleries

Posted by Chuck | July 26, 2010 at 04:01 PM EDT |

We took another trip around the floor and stopped by Entertainment Earth, Super7 and had another look at Hallmark, this time showing off their sneak peak into 2011...

    

2010 SDCC: Star Wars Day Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 26, 2010 at 03:27 PM EDT |

SDCC is all but wrapped up, but we have a few more galleries to add to our coverage. First up is a look at the Star Wars Day activities with some random pictures from around the floor!

    

Review: Camie Marstrap/Laze "Fixer" Loneozner

Posted by Paul | July 26, 2010 at 01:13 PM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews looks at the upcoming Celebration V exclusive Comic Packs 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 ReviewsCamie/Fixer

Sideshow Collectibles Collector Panel Video Posted!

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2010 at 08:58 PM EDT |

Did you miss Sideshow Collectibles' extremely informative Collectors' Panel? Well click the link below to check it out where you will find some out about the awesome products coming soon from them. 12" scale IG-88, Cantina Band, Dewback? They're all coming!

SDCC Visionaries Comic 2-Pack at Star Wars Shop!

Posted by Chuck | July 25, 2010 at 10:59 AM EDT |

The SDCC exclusive Visionaries Comic 2-pack is now available at StarWarsShop.com! Go pick yours up!

2010 SDCC: Hasbro Presentation

Posted by Chuck | July 25, 2010 at 10:47 AM EDT |

Miss the live show of the Hasbro Presentation? No worries! We have the full presentation ready for you to take your time with! Click here to view the entire presentation, slide by slide! And don't forget, you can still watch the archived footage from the full presentation right here!

Review: Republic Clone Lieutenant - 12 Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2010 at 12:10 AM EDT |

You may be getting a little bored with clone troopers, but Research Droids Reviews can't stop raving over the new SDCC exclusive Republic Clone Lieutenant. Be sure to check out the review today and learn how Sideshow made the armored figure even better, spiffied up the armored pieces and how the display option has been tweaked and improved too! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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TARGET: Further Markdowns Found!

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2010 at 07:11 PM EDT |

With all of the San Diego Comic Con action going on, the news on the homefront has taken a back seat. But we need to report that Legacy Collection and The Clone Wars (red) product has been reduced again to 50% off in TARGET stores in the Philly area. We found the Y-wing Bomber for less than $36, Battle Packs for less than $12, Comic Packs for less than $9 and basic figures for less than $4. It may be worth your time to check your local stores.

Walmart TCW Two-Packs Found In Canada

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2010 at 07:06 PM EDT |

JTA reader Mark Luff from Ontario, Canada has found the new Walmart excluisve The Clone Wars two-packs! It looks like American collectors won't have long to wait for these (if you want them)!

After ROTS Wave In TVC - No New Figures Until 2011?

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2010 at 06:43 PM EDT |

Has anyone else noticed and is sad about the fact that the Return Of The Jedi wave from The Vintage Collection won't be released until January 2011? That was a lovely surprise from Hasbro! Ugh! Another quarter without new figures. 2011 better be packed to the gills with new figures!

UPDATE: Our friends at Rebelscum are reporting that although the presentation slides denotes the ROTJ wave as wave 5, it has been pushed up to wave 3. So it is highly likely that we will see additional waves after this before January (like the AOTC wave first reported by our friends at Yakface for example). We will obviously learn more between now and CV for sure.

2010 SDCC: Hasbro UGH Additional Details

Posted by Chuck | July 24, 2010 at 05:07 PM EDT |

We have more info from Daryl Depriest on this years UGH figures. All figures involved in the UGH promotion will be straight repacks from their regular carded counterparts. Specifically, the Sith Eyes Anakin will only be available in that version. There will not be a regular Anakin version. Also, the only packaging difference will be the foil logo. There will not be any special UGH stickers on the cardbacks. Get the full scoop from the complete Daryl Depriest interview in the upcoming episode of Star Wars Action News!

2010 SDCC: Hasbro Gamorrean Guard Update

Posted by Chuck | July 24, 2010 at 05:02 PM EDT |

We just got an update from SDCC directly from Daryl Depriest from Hasbro. As most expected (and hoped) the Gamorrean Guard will indeed come with a soft goods cloak! The cloak was not yet ready for SDCC.

Review: Imperial Throne - 12 Inch Figure Environments

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2010 at 12:25 AM EDT |

Do you know how much it stinks to get an Imperial Throne chair without an Emperor Palpatine to fill it out? Well that's exactly what Sideshow did to us! Research Droids Reviews looks at a very cool 12 inch figure environment but we really want Emperor Palatine to complete it, coming soon from Sideshow! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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2010 SDCC: New LEGO Darth Vader Ornament

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2010 at 07:46 PM EDT |

Marjorie checks in with an update from LEGO, featuring a new ornament coming out. Click the picture for a high-res photo!

2010 SDCC: Diamond Select Toys and More Galleries

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2010 at 06:37 PM EDT |

We've got another Gallery for you, this time featuring the banks from Diamond Select Toys and another round of miscellaneous convention pictures from around SDCC! Enjoy!

    

2010 SDCC: New Hallmark Ornaments Revealed!

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

Hallmark fans will like this news! Fresh from an exclusive interview with Hallmark, Arnie learned that Hallmark will be releasing two exclusive ornaments at Celebration V: The Celebration 5 Boba Fett logo ornament and a Yoda ornament. Note that these are NOT Keepsake ornaments, but balls. Also revealed for the first time anywhere... In 2011 we will get a Bossk ornament! This is a limited figure, in the same was that Lando was offered this year. Tune in to Star Wars Action News late tonigh/tomorrow morning for their Star Wars Day Podcast for the complete interview and even more details!

2010 SDCC: SSC Exclusive Clone Lt. Visual Guide

Posted by Chad | July 23, 2010 at 05:16 PM EDT |

SDCC is in full swing! We've got a small break in the action so why not bring you one of the hottest exclusives from this years con: Sideshow Collectibles 12 inch Clone Trooper Lieutenant (Phase I Armor). You can check out the complete Visual Guide below...

Imperial Shock Trooper

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2010 at 05:14 PM EDT |

Brian's Toys has been rounding up the greatest and most sought after exclusives at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.  It's a world away for most, but make it easy on yourself and have the toys shipped to your door.

The Anakin Removable Blade FX Lightsaber is finally in stock.  Now you can have a hilt and a full-functioning lightsaber all-in-one!

For more great selection, check out the complete Brian's Toys Newsletter!

Make sure to join our Facebook page!

Brian's Toys

2010 SDCC: Sideshow Collectibles Teases Future Products

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2010 at 03:59 PM EDT |

More news from the Collectors panel: Sideshow Collectibles is working on Shaak Ti and Mara Jade PF figures! Also, they are working on the Bounty Hunters, and they showed some production work of IG-88! "Some of this stuff is so big it's going to make Jabba's Palace look small"

2010 SDCC: Kotobukiya Announces New Statues

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2010 at 03:47 PM EDT |

Just in from the Collector's Panel: more ArtFX+ ESB statues on the way to go with the recently announced Boba Fett: Stormtrooper 2-pack and Darth Vader, which include magnetic bases to form the Carbon Freezing Chamber floor!

Also announced is the next ArtFX statue: Darth Vader as he is hit by the Emperor's Force Lightening, including LED's to demonstrate the effect!

2010 SDCC: Kotobukiya Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2010 at 03:24 PM EDT |

Kotobukiya didn't have too much on display from their Star Wars line, but we were thrilled to see the ArtFX+ series continue into the Original Trilogy! Check out the upcoming Boba Fett in our Kobobukiya Gallery!

    

2010 SDCC: Acme Archives Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2010 at 03:21 PM EDT |

We've got another gallery for you guys! Check out what's on display from Acme Archives...

    

While You Wait For 2:00 PM EDT, Fan Us On Facebook!

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2010 at 01:47 PM EDT |

While you are waiting for the 2010 SDCC Hasbro Presentation, why don’t you take a minute to “like” us on Facebook! Jedi Temple Archives wants you as a fan and this way you can keep up to date with the latest happenings in the Star Wars universe! Check us out here. Read about all of our exciting updates there (and be sure to add yourself as one of our fans)!

Sideshow Collectibles Cantina Environment Pre-orders

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2010 at 11:34 AM EDT |

If you haven't yet placed your order for the newly announced Cantina Environments from Sideshow Collectibles, now is the time! Click the banners below to order both the Cantina Environment and Nadon's Nook!

2010 SDCC: Sideshow Collectibles Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2010 at 11:32 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles hits a home run with their awesome Cantina Environments! Check them out and more in our latest Gallery from SDCC!

    

2010 SDCC: Gentle Giant Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2010 at 10:58 AM EDT |

Our Gentle Giant gallery is live! I don't think anybody completely knew what to expect from the upcoming Vintage 12" figures from Gentle Giant, but after their display their should be no doubt that these are... awesome!

    

Review: Voolvif Monn - TAC - No. 58

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2010 at 12:45 AM EDT |

We finish up the work week with one more character from Tartakovsky's Clone Wars. Voolvif Monn is one awesome action figure and Research Droids Reviews raves over just how awesome this Shistavanen Jedi Master is. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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2010 SDCC: Hasbro Hoth Battles Asst. In-Depth Report

Posted by Nick | July 22, 2010 at 10:59 PM EDT |

Our next in-depth report focuses on the upcoming Hoth Battle Assortments. Get all the details right here!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2010 at 10:45 PM EDT |

Just in time for Comic-Con – we have a big pile of new arrivals and many more great new preorders. We also are working to clear out a variety of older items from our warehouse—prices have been reduced on several thousand older toys!

Big Bad Toy Store

2010 SDCC: Hasbro Geonosis 2-Packs In-Depth Report

Posted by Nick | July 22, 2010 at 10:41 PM EDT |

More Geonosis Arena 2-packs? We pretty much guessed that, but in Legacy Collection (2010 edition) packaging? We've got the entire series digested in our full in-depth report!

2010 SDCC: Hasbro The Vintage Collection In-Depth Report

Posted by Nick | July 22, 2010 at 10:26 PM EDT |

We've got the full scoop on Hasbro's The Vintage Collection presented at SDCC! If you haven't seen our gallery yet, stop by and check out the pictures, then read our full in-depth report!

2010 SDCC: Preview Night Wrap-up Galleries

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2010 at 03:02 PM EDT |

Our next Gallery features a miscellaneous roundup from Mimobot, Uncle Milton, Her Universe, Rock Rebel and more! Click here to check out the last of our Galleries from Preview Night!

    

2010 SDCC: Hallmark Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2010 at 02:15 PM EDT |

Hallmark has tons of new stuff to add to their line-up! Stop by our Hallmark Gallery to find out what!

    

2010 SDCC: eFX Collectibles Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2010 at 01:39 PM EDT |

It's time for our next SDCC Gallery! This time we take a look at the ever-expanding eFX Collectibles booth!

    

2010 SDCC: SWAN Preview Night Podcast

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2010 at 01:34 PM EDT |

Marjorie and Arnie are covering their fifth San Diego Comic Con and last night, preview night, they report on the newly shown items from Hallmark, Hasbro, eFX, and more! Listen in as SWAN & JTA bring you full coverage!

Star Wars Action News

2010 SDCC: HasbroToyShop 10% Online Discount

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2010 at 01:30 PM EDT |

HasbroToyShop.com is offering a 10% discount on your next online order. Want to know the details? You'll have to click through!

2010 SDCC: Hasbro Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2010 at 12:04 PM EDT |

Stop by and check out our first SDCC gallery, featuring the awesome Hasbro booth! The Hoth Diorama is simply amazing!

    

Boba Fett Is The Lead Character In TFUII!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2010 at 08:44 AM EDT |

Boba Fett takes center stage in The Force Unleashed II! Click through to check out USA Today's sneak peek clip of the scene where Boba Fett and Darth Vader first meet! You will have chills up your spine!

Boba Fett Stars In TFUII!

Review: Clone Trooper Hawkbat Battalion - TAC - No. 50

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2010 at 12:20 AM EDT |

It's the first clone trooper seen in the opening sequence of Clone Wars Volume 1! Research Droids Reviews finishes up the repack/repaint wave of 2007 as Hasbro looks to the Tartakovsky inspired Clone Wars for action figure ideas. And the final result should make you happy! 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 ReviewsClone Trooper Hawkbat Battalion

2010 SDCC: LEGO Obi-Wan Kenobi Starfighter Revealed

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2010 at 09:21 PM EDT |

We've got some details on the brand new LEGO Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi Starfighter... Click through for the full specs!

2010 SDCC: Rebel Commando and Wooof!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2010 at 08:40 PM EDT |

We have a rough single picture of Wooof and Endor Rebel Soldier!

2010 SDCC: Wicket W. Warrick! Loose Image!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2010 at 08:37 PM EDT |

We have some rough single picture of loose figures. Here is Wicket!

Chewbacca Character Key For Non-Attendees

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2010 at 07:58 PM EDT |

Don't forget that that the ACME Acrhives Character Key goes up for order for non-attendees at 8:00 EDT. Click below to order!

New Hoth Inspired Battle Packs, New AT-ST Driver!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2010 at 06:20 PM EDT |

That 2008 TLC variant Hoth Rebel Trooper is finally coming! Hasbro is releasing some very cool Hoth inspired Battle Packs. And a new AT-ST Driver is coming too! Yes! Click through to check them out!

Mighty Muggs Return But Are Newly Scaled! (Smaller)

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2010 at 06:17 PM EDT |

Mighty Muggs are back! But in much smaller scale! Click through to check them out!

2010 SDCC: Gentle Giant 12" Vintage Figures - Amazing!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2010 at 05:32 PM EDT |

Perhaps the only other thing this year almost as exciting as the vintage collection are the 12” interpretations/replicas of the original vintage figures from Kenner by Gentle Giant! They are doing a whole bunch of them including cantina denizens and all of our favorite heroes! Click through to check the first dozen out!

2010 SDCC: Hasbro TVC and Exclusive First Look!

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2010 at 05:18 PM EDT |

Tim brings us more sneak peeks, including our first JTA Facebook exclusive! Want to know what it is? Click through!!!!

2010 SDCC: Hasbro Clone Wars First Look!

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2010 at 04:45 PM EDT |

We've got more spy reports straight from Tim as he sneaks a peak at the Hasbro Clone Wars lineup! Click through for more images!

2010 SDCC: Hasbro Vintage Style Packaging First Look!

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2010 at 04:29 PM EDT |

Our 'on the floor' reporter Tim Steff is bringing more spy reports straight from SDCC! This time, take a first look at the new vintage style packaging for 2 more vehicles! And, keep checking our Facebook Page because we will have a few images exclusive to our Facebook viewers!

   

Spy Reports From SDCC: Gentle Giant News!

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2010 at 03:47 PM EDT |

Our spy reports from the floor of SDCC keep coming in. This time we've got some hot tidbits from the Gentle Giant booth. Want to know more? keep reading!

SDCC Has Begun! JTA Comes Through With First Images!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2010 at 03:28 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives is the first to bring you images from the Hasbro display at 2010 San Diego Comic Con! Our spies are hard at work getting the latest right off of the showroom floor for you! Start telling your friends to stick close to our site! First up is the....Revenge Of The Sith Clone Trooper! Click through to see!

Lars Family Almost Homeless!

Posted by Joris | July 21, 2010 at 03:13 PM EDT |

Alas! It is true ... Lars will be very quickly without a home if nothing is done about it.

Mark Dermul, mastermind behind the "Trips to Tatooine" found the Lars' Homestead in shambles when visiting it on his trip to Tunisia last May.

But Mark wouldn't be nicked Jedi Dermul if he wasn't about to do something about it ...

Hit the button below to discover everything about the "Save the Lars' Homestead" initiative and how you can play your own role in it!

Get Your FACTS Right!

Posted by Joris | July 21, 2010 at 03:07 PM EDT |

Traditions are important. Especially the fun ones!

FACTS, already up to its 20th edition this year, is certainly one of those, so it's important to jot down October 23rd and 24th in your agendas already!

Guests to the show will be announced as time progresses, but with Kristinna Loken, Robert Picardo and quite some impressive names from the Comic World already on the list, fans certainly have something to look forward to.

JTA will continue to give you updates as they come, so stay tuned for more FACTS news ... in the meantime you can check out the FACTS website for more details. Just hit the button below!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2010 at 03:02 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!

      

StarWarsShop.com SDCC Online Store Exclusives

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2010 at 02:51 PM EDT |

Star Wars Shop has taken their store online for this years SDCC! Click the banner below for exclusive SWS SDCC merchandise, including the Star Wars: The Old Republic Shae Vizla Bounty Hunter Maquette by Gentle Giant Ltd.!

Check Out The Original AT-AT Box And Compare!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2010 at 12:27 PM EDT |

You saw the awesome new image of The Vintage Collection AT-AT Walker from our friends at Yakface.com. After doing a little bit of research, we found the original box art work from the 1980s. True to vintage fashion, Hasbro even included FX-7 in their modern mock-up! Oh how exciting The Vintage Collection is becoming! See the image below for some other comparisons as well!

Gentle Giant Clone Wars Commander Bly Mini Bust!

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2010 at 11:58 AM EDT |

Here's another nice surprise you can expect to see at SDCC this year: AFX exclusive Commander Bly Mini-Bust! Limited at just 1500, Commander Bly is the latest Clone Commander to grace the Star Wars Clone Wars line of mini busts!  You can start pre-ordering at the show!

Eligible Or Not Eligible? TVC For Current TRU Promo?!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2010 at 11:46 AM EDT |

We've been seeing reports online that The Vintage Collection is not part of the "Buy 2 Star Wars Figures for $9.99" promotion, but when we brought our receipts back for an adjustment, they were indeed eligible for the sale price. It may be worth your while to bring in your receipts (within 15 days) to your local Toys R Us store to see if you can score the price adjustment. Your wallet will certainly need it for August 6th (or sooner)!

Nice Quick Review On Kul Teska!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2010 at 11:36 AM EDT |

GalacticHunter.com has found a packaged sample of Kul Teska and Adam Pawlus does a nice little early review on it. Be sure to check out this article and be sure to check out their brand new layout!

Kul Teska

The Vintage Collection AT-AT Boxed Photos Surface!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2010 at 11:32 AM EDT |

Those brats over at Yakface.com scored an image from Star Wars Insider of the new vintage AT-AT packaging. (We love you guys, you know it.)

Robobino Hits eBay!

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

Robobino hits eBay!

Senate Commando Jayfon Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2010 at 11:18 AM EDT |

Senate Commando Jayfon hits eBay!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 254

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2010 at 08:56 AM EDT |

First revealed at Toy Fair International in February, 2010, the new Hasbro AT-AT has been one of the most anticipated new Star Wars toys in a long time. Standing over 2 feet tall, coming with an AT-AT Driver and Snow Speeder Bike, having electronic lights and sounds, and just being all-around awesome (plus exclusive vintage-style packaging), collectors have been in a frenzy of excitement for this new toy. On this week's Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie have their hands on this new toy and review it for you in tremendous detail. Then Jerry joins us for a second-perspective AT-AT review and comparison of this brand-new AT-AT versus the classic, vintage AT-AT, as well as another vintage AT-AT related item.

Star Wars Action News

JediNews.co.uk And Hasbro Sponsor Awesome TRU Event!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2010 at 08:09 AM EDT |

For our readers "across the pond", be sure not to miss the amazing event sponsored by our friends at JediNews.co.uk! Click through for more!

Sideshow Collectibles Starts Comic Con Early! New Reveals!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2010 at 08:01 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles is starting Comic Con 2010 a bit early and has just announced the Premium Format Episode II Clone Trooper! Click the link to check it out and for pre-order information!

E2 Clone Trooper Premium Format

Review: Clone Trooper 7th Legion Trooper - TAC - No. 49

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2010 at 12:10 AM EDT |

Concept art has been in the basic figure a long time even before figures started getting labeled as such. Research Droids Reviews looks at a figure that completed a trio of Expanded Universe Episode III clone troopers that first made their debut in the 2005 ROTS deluxe line but are now available in super-articulated glory! 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 ReviewsClone Trooper 7th Legion Trooper

Jedi Temple Archives & SWAN Comic Con Coverage

Posted by Chuck | July 20, 2010 at 04:31 PM EDT |

San Diego Comic Con is nearly here! This year Jedi Temple Archives has teamed up with Star Wars Action News to bring you complete coverage of everything Star Wars! We'll have live updates, sneak peaks, galleries, podcasts, streaming coverage, tweets and more! Last year Jedi Temple Archives was the first ever to bring you live coverage of the SDCC Hasbro Star Wars panel, and this year Star Wars Action News will continue what we started by streaming the panel via Ustream. We'll get you more information, including a live link as we get closer to Star Wars day on Friday. In the meantime, our portal page is up-and-running!

Check back all day starting Wednesday as Arnie, Marjorie and our roaming reporter Tim Steff feed us information right from the floor!

Sideshow 12" Yoda & Yoda's Hut Pre-order Now!

Posted by Chuck | July 20, 2010 at 01:59 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles saves the best for last! And, with a huge surprise! We took a look, hoped, and guessed right about our little green friend, but who would have thought we'd get Yoda's hut too! And, in 12" scale! Wow! Preorders are live right now, just click below...

   

LEGO Announces 2010 SDCC Exclusives! Cube Dudes!

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2010 at 08:30 AM EDT |

LEGO announces their 2010 San Diego Comic Con exclusives! Cube Dudes will be limited to 450 purchases a day and the option to purchase will be determined through a raffle.

Review: Rebel Vanguard Trooper - TAC - No. 53

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2010 at 12:50 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews heads back to the totally awesome 30 (77-07) line and looks at the Rebel Vanguard Trooper, a clever fill-in 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 ReviewsRebel Vanguard Trooper

One Sale Ends And A New One Begins At Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2010 at 09:43 AM EDT |

One special after another Toys R Us has. Starting this week and running through July 24th is Buy 2 Star Wars Figures for $9.99. This is eligible on other brands too!

Yoda? Is It Yoda? Please Let It Be 12" Scale Yoda!

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2010 at 09:30 AM EDT |

We were right on the money with our guess on the C-3PO life-size bust from the Sideshow teaser image, so based on our record, we our going to go out on a limb and guess that Sideshow is getting ready to announce that 12" Yoda we've been seeing teases of on their site! Click the image below to check out what may just be Yoda's cloak!

Yoda?

Yakface's Collectors Vs. Cancer Auctions Now Live!

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2010 at 09:17 AM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have been working hard to organize the Collectors Vs. Cancer custom figure auction. The hard work has paid off and the auctions are live. Click the thumbnail below to check out these very special custom figures!

Collectors Vs. Cancer

Review: STAR TOURS Boarding Party - Disney Exclusive

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2010 at 12:30 AM EDT |

We aren't the biggest fans of the cross-pollinization of the Star Wars and Disney brands, but one exclusive set was just released to commemorate over two decades of the STAR TOURS attraction. Research Droids Reviews looks at the STAR TOURS Boarding Party and discovers that there is quite a bit to like about this limited edition five-pack of figures and it will probably be the only way to get three of the figures included. 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 ReviewsSTAR TOURS Boarding Party

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report - Week of July 15th, 2010

Posted by Nick | July 18, 2010 at 11:44 PM EDT |

Hasbro has answered the final round of questions prior to the summer convention season. And even though they're holding a lot of info back for Comic Con and Celebration 5, there's still news to report! To that end JTA and our affiliate Jedi Temple War Room have teamed up to bring you the Hasbro Star Wars Q&A Headline Report! So what news has come out of this most recent Star Wars Q&A session?

-What video game will be the basis for a 2011 exclusive multi-pack?
-What character will be the (unofficial) last figure from the Clone Wars microseries?
-When will EU characters return to the Basic Figure line?
-And when is Hasbro planning on releasing figures from THE FORCE UNLEASHED II & STAR WARS - THE OLD REPUBLIC?

Check out all of this and our in-depth analysis in the Hasbro 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

ACME Archives Imperial AT-AT Sketch Plate!

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2010 at 06:50 PM EDT |

It's the year of the AT-AT!!! ACME Archives announces their Celebration V exclusive, the Imperial AT-AT Sketch Plate! Click the thumbnail below to check it out!

ACME Archives Finds Four (4) Slave Leia Character Keys!

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2010 at 06:46 PM EDT |

ACME Archives found 4 Slave Leia Character Keys in stock. Will you be one of the lucky four to grab this very much sought after collectible? Click the thumbnail below to check it out!

Review: General Grievous - TCW - CW10

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2010 at 12:20 AM EDT |

The first wave of the new The Clone Wars line finishes up today in our Research Droids Reviews database as we look at General Grievous 2.0. Just like how Yoda got the royal treatment in the line with take two, it's now Grievous' turn and the final result is quite remarkable! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Two New 12" Fetts Announced By Sideshow Collectibles!

Posted by Paul | July 17, 2010 at 03:45 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles announces new Star Wars products today! The Medicom Jango Fett (2nd Backpack Version) and Medicom Boba Fett (ROTJ) figures are now up for pre-order! Click on respective thumbnails to pre-order!

Jango Fett   Boba Fett

Imperial AT-AT - You Think You've Seen It All?

Posted by Paul | July 17, 2010 at 02:13 PM EDT |

Our good friends at DewbackPatrol.com have updated their site with the new Imperial AT-AT. You've already seen this from every other fan site so far, right? Wrong! They have also posted some nice variety shots to show comparison against some other huge Hasbro vehicles including the AT-TE and Octuptarra Droid (among many others)! Head on over to check it out! You must see this!

Great AT-AT Comparison Shots

Hasbro Q&A Roundup - Week of July 15th, 2010

Posted by Nick | July 17, 2010 at 11:12 AM EDT |

You've asked the questions, and Hasbro has answered! So check out the latest from Hasbro's Star Wars team as JTA brings all of that info together 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 as always be sure to check back 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!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | July 17, 2010 at 09:13 AM EDT |

Brand new Star Wars figures are here! The much anticipated Vintage-Style figures are now available for sale along with the new Clone Wars figure wave.  Don't forget about the AT-AT vehicle, finally back in production!

Also, new G.I. Joe vehicles are here with the Resolute packs soon to follow!

For more great stuff, check out the Brian's Toys Newsletter!

Brian's Toys

Review: Mandalorian Police Officer - TCW - CW09

Posted by Paul | July 17, 2010 at 12:40 AM EDT |

The first wave of the new The Clone Wars line continues to be added to our Research Droids Reviews database and today we take a look at a very cool "security" figure that is very reminiscent of some Original Trilogy concept art (among many other things). Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | July 16, 2010 at 10:16 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another great round of new arrivals and more awesome new preorders!

Big Bad Toy Store

Imperial TIE Bomber Shows Up On eBay!

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2010 at 06:07 PM EDT |

A new eBay auction leaks the news that the Imperial TIE Bomber is coming in the new Shadow Of The Dark Side line! Click through to read all of its features!

Imperial TIE Bomber

Visual Guide Update - TVC CV Exclusive Bounty Hunters

Posted by Chuck | July 16, 2010 at 06:02 PM EDT |

We round out our Hasbro Summer Convention exclusive Visual Guides with the Celebration V Bounty Hunters 2-pack. This set was first released for the 2010 Jedi-Con (with the Jedi-con logo instead of the CV logo). You can read our full review on that set right here, and enjoy our Visual Guides by clicking below! You've seen them all now, now you can set your sights on the hunt!



  

4th Comic Packs Set Revealed Plus Limited Discount Offer

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2010 at 01:57 PM EDT |

As of this posting, there is just a little over 12 hours left to take advantage of the discounted deal on the Entertainment Earth exclusive Comic Packs. Also, they reveal the fourth set, so go and check it out!

Hasbro Fixes Clone Commander Cody's Belt!

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2010 at 11:30 AM EDT |

Did anyone notice that Hasbro finally corrected the belt on The Vintage Collection Clone Commander Cody? Good times! Hopefully they also fixed the plug where Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber attaches, but hey, baby steps!

New Gentle Giant Products Announced!

Posted by Chuck | July 16, 2010 at 10:13 AM EDT |

Gentle Giant gives us a sneak peak at two very cool upcoming products. Click through to get the full details on the Cad Bane Animated Maquette and the Hammerhead Mini bust!

      

Visual Guide Update - CV Exclusive Camie/Fixer 2-pack

Posted by Chuck | July 16, 2010 at 08:31 AM EDT |

As promised, we have another surprise Visual Guide. This time it's the upcoming Celebration V Hasbro exclusive Comic 2-pack: Camie Marstrap & Laze "Fixer" Loneozner! Click below for this sneak peak at another highly anticipated convention exclusive!



  

Review: Pre Vizsla - TCW - CW08

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2010 at 12:55 AM EDT |

The first wave of the new The Clone Wars line continues to be added to our Research Droids Reviews database and we look at another jaw-dropping figure. You likely may be sick and tired of all the multicolored Mandalorians (thanks to those debacle Madalorians exclusive Entertainment Earth sets, but Pre Vizsla is in a class of his own. Again he is an example of Hasbro's finest work and proves that The Clone Wars line will be bringing great things to collectors! 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 - SDCC Exclusive Darth Maul/Owen

Posted by Chuck | July 15, 2010 at 06:54 PM EDT |

The summer convention season is about to kick off big with SDCC looming just around the corner. And what better way to get you geared up than with an Enhanced Visual Guide featuring Hasbro's SDCC convention exclusive 2-pack: Darth Maul vs. Owen Lars! Not only do we get one of the comic 2-packs that never made it to the store shelves, but we get some very cool packaging to go with it! Click below for all the details, and be sure to keep checking back because we have more surprises coming up... CV is just around the corner too, right?



  

Our thanks to Hasbro and Hunter PR for providing us with this sample.

First Image Of TVC ROTS Wave Surfaces!

Posted by Paul | July 15, 2010 at 12:18 PM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com have gotten their hands on the first image of The Vintage Collection's ROTS Clone Commander Cody (chase version). While it looks amazing, there are quite a few confusing images on the back of the card and we aren't entirely sure what Hasbro is doing here (pretty much at all) because The Saga Collection and the Revenge Of The Sith lines should definitely not serve as the "vintage" references for these characters. Aren't these "first time available on vintage packaging figures"?? We tried to pay attention with the Back To The Future logic, but this takes it to a whole new level. The original (vintage) card back is actually the future card back. Oh well, before we totally confuse you, just take a look for yourself!

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #89

Posted by Chuck | July 15, 2010 at 11:44 AM EDT |

Hasbro just released the latest answers to our questions... Click here for all the details!

Our Questions... Hasbro's Answers!

Review: Aurra Sing - TCW [S3 - SOTDS] - CW11

Posted by Paul | July 15, 2010 at 02:20 AM EDT |

Today Research Droids Reviews adds the very first figure from the brand new The Clone Wars "Shadow Of The Dark Side" line into our database. Aura Sing is up first and you will be thrilled to know that she is an example of Hasbro's finest work again! We just hope that the realistic style of her gets the same treatment! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Sideshow Collectibles Cyborg Darth Maul PF Figure

Posted by Chuck | July 14, 2010 at 05:35 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles steps deeper into the EU today as they continue their Comic-Con Extravaganza with the announcement of their next Premium Format figure: Cyborg Darth Maul! A unique choice to be sure, but you can't deny the awesome detail! Click the banner below to check out more details and to place your pre-order!

Toy Industry Foundation Charity Auction: Imperial AT-AT

Posted by Chuck | July 14, 2010 at 04:59 PM EDT |

A charity auction launched today by the Toy Industry Foundation (TIF) provides the opportunity for STAR WARS fans to own the hottest new collector's item – Hasbro’s STAR WARS AT-AT - before it hits toy store shelves in the coming weeks. Proceeds of the auction will benefit TIF programs that provide much-needed support to charities supporting children at-risk, abused, abandoned, ill or otherwise in need.

The auction on Givingworks.ebay.com began at noon (EST) today and features two of Hasbro’s all-new STAR WARS AT-AT vehicles. The auction will close at noon (EST) on Monday, July 19.

Visit Lancaster PA If You Still Need 2009 Walmart Exclusives

Posted by Paul | July 14, 2010 at 09:00 AM EDT |

While every other Walmart in the world has seemed to clearance out their Fall 2009 exclusives, the Walmart in Lancaster, PA has a plethora of the Dewback With Imperial Sandtrooper AND AT-ST product still on the shelves (AND at full price no less). Is this common around the country folks? Click through to see what we mean!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | July 14, 2010 at 08:47 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!

      

Review: Bespin Cloud Car

Posted by Paul | July 14, 2010 at 02:10 AM EDT |

Why did Hasbro totally lead us on with the Bespin Cloud Car? Constantly standing their ground that this vehicle wasn't iconic enough to build from scratch and that the vintage version could still be found on eBay for less than what they could make it for, it truly is the surprise vehicle of the year, and one that we wanted desperately! You saw our quick pics on the Bespin Cloud Car earlier, but now it's time for the full Research Droids Reviews article! 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 SDCC Exclusive Comic 2-pack Details

Posted by Chuck | July 13, 2010 at 09:51 PM EDT |

Hasbro has sent along some photos of their upcoming SDCC Comic 2-pack exclusive. It looks like they are going all out on their packing for this! Click below for all the details!

      

Star Wars Action News - Episode 253

Posted by Chuck | July 13, 2010 at 09:38 PM EDT |

Last week on Star Wars Action News, hosts Marjorie and Arnie shared in the excitement of many excited listeners who found the new Vintage Collection Star Wars figures at Toys R Us stores across the country. Now the hosts of Star Wars Action News are excited themselves, as they too found a Toys R Us stocked with Vintage figures! Listen to this week’s podcast to hear their hands-on reviews of these figures!

Star Wars Action News

Geonosis Arena Showdown Series II On The Way?

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2010 at 07:36 AM EDT |

Are Geonosis Arena Showdown Series II sets just around the corner? Nicanas Tassu from Attack Of The Clones has shown up on eBay! Click the image below to see the auction!

Nicanas Tassu

Review: Luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2010 at 07:23 AM EDT |

You saw our quick pics on Luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder. It's now time for the full Research Droids Reviews article! The 2010 version is a vast improvement from all previous versions. It is an absolute must-have. Be sure to check out today's review complete with an all-new photo gallery! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Hasbro's Imperial AT-AT Roundtable Review

Posted by Chuck | July 12, 2010 at 11:38 PM EDT |

The waiting is over. After all the teasers and sneak peeks, it's time for the full review of Hasbro's Imperial AT-AT. But this massive vehicle can't be contained by a single website...so in an unprecedented move, Jedi Temple Archives, Rebelscum and Yakface have joined forces once again to provide an in-depth detailed roundtable review! Get all the details right here!

Rebelscum.com  Yakface.com  JediTempleArchives.com

Sideshow Collectibles Legendary Scale Obi-Wan Kenobi

Posted by Chuck | July 12, 2010 at 07:50 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles continues their Comic-Con Extravaganza with the announcement of their next Legendary Scale Bust. This is up for pre-order right now! Click the banner below to place an order, or just to check it out!

Review: Imperial AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport)

Posted by Paul | July 12, 2010 at 11:38 AM EDT |

Sharp-eyed viewers may have noticed the timing of our latest updates.... in the spirit of THX 1138, we release our Research Droids Reviews entry right on time for the big and new 2010 Imperial AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) as part of our "first looks and thoughts" collaboration with our great pals at Rebelscum and Yakface. After checking out our review, be sure to visit our friends' perspectives on this vehicle to get their take and exclusive and original photo galleries on this monstrous beast too. One site couldn't handle showing off this product alone and we are thrilled to provide this unique collaboration for you from your friends at Jedi Temple Archives, Rebelscum and Yakface. And most importantly, check back tonight (you should know the time by now) for a very exciting enhancement in our review! Stand by! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids ReviewsImperial AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport)

Visual Guide Update - SOTDS Imperial AT-AT

Posted by Chuck | July 11, 2010 at 11:38 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives, Rebelscum and Yakface have joined forces to bring you a comprehensive look at the massive Imperial AT-AT vehicle! This is one of the greatest products Hasbro has ever produced and it surely deserves multi-site collaboration to give you all the details (and photos) you need! After checking our Visual Guides, head right over to Rebelscum's Photo Archive and Yakface's Toyguide for their coverage as well. 

You first got the news way back in January, and now it is here! Check out our first guide from the new Star Wars (Shadow of the Dark Side) line, and it is one mega-guide...a mega-guide that is just too big for one site to handle! And be sure to check out our Research Droids Review on this monstrous beast tomorrow at a VERY special time! Tonights post should give you a hint! 

A HUGE thanks to Hasbro and Hunter PR for providing us with this generous gift.

  

Check out our in-depth Research Droids Review on the Imperial AT-AT right here!

BOGO 50% Off Is Back Again At Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | July 11, 2010 at 12:44 PM EDT |

Toys R Us is running a Buy One Get One 50% off special....again! All Star Wars except for LEGO is included and this should last through July 17th or until Toys R Us feels they have met their quota. To our complete shock, the pegs were stuffed to the gills with new The Clone Wars and Saga Legends product, leading us to believe that no one seems to know what is going on any more. The Vintage Collection has pretty much sold through, but you may be able to stuff your collections with some repacked product in the meantime.

Review: 4-LOM - TVC - VC10

Posted by Paul | July 11, 2010 at 12:20 AM EDT |

4-LOM finishes off the first wave of our Research Droids Reviews for The Vintage Collection! While you may consider 4-LOM a straight repack, you would be mostly correct. But there are some variances from the 2007 figure however. 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

C-3PO Life Size Bust Announced By Sideshow Collectibles!

Posted by Paul | July 10, 2010 at 02:34 PM EDT |

It was only an educated guess yesterday (our initial report here), but we were right! Sideshow Collectibles has just announced a C-3PO life size bust! You'll just have to check it out for yourself to see how awesome it is!

C-3PO Bust!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | July 10, 2010 at 09:19 AM EDT |

It's a Jabba-sized edition of this week's Brian's Toys newsletter! The Jabba the Hutt & Leia diorama is now available.  It's the perfect example of how not to perform the Heimlich maneuver and save the galaxy all at the same time.

Brand-New-Kubricks! Yes, it's a completely new set of Kubricks where each one contains a piece to build Jabab the Hutt and his throne.

Also, take a look at the awesome 19" Galactus available for pre-order. It's huge and comes paired with a regular figure-sized Silver Surfer. Caution: May devour your planet.

For more greatness, check out the full newsletter!

Brian's Toys

Review: Boba Fett - TVC - VC09

Posted by Paul | July 10, 2010 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Third (actually fourth) time is the charm apparently! Research Droids Reviews is in awe over how accurately Hasbro got the Evolutions Boba Fett figure with its latest release in The Vintage Collection! This is indeed the best Boba Fett yet (if you can overlook the removable helmet that is) to date. 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

Is A Sideshow Collectibles C-3PO Product Coming?

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2010 at 01:02 PM EDT |

Sideshow has been torturing fans every day with their daily Comic Con event with "hard to see" images. Today, it appears that they may be soon breaking their silence on a C-3PO product. But we could definitely be way off base here as "gold" is not strictly relegated to C-3PO. We hope we're not wrong, but it is interesting to say the least. Premium Format, 12" figure, whatever Sideshow, just please give us C-3PO already!

C-3PO???

Walmart Exclusive Kit Fisto Jedi Starfighter On eBay!

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2010 at 12:33 PM EDT |

The Walmart exclusive Kit Fisto Jedi Starfighter has shown up on eBay! You know what to do!

Luke X-wing Helmet Announced By eFX!

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2010 at 05:50 AM EDT |

eFX announces Luke Skywalker X-wing helmet!

eFX Luke Skywalker Reveal Lightsaber Announced

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2010 at 05:48 AM EDT |

eFX announces Luke Skywalker Reveal lightsaber! Click through for more!

New Flamethrower Clone (CW26) Shows Up On eBay

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2010 at 05:43 AM EDT |

JTA reader Devyn Cook alerts us to a new eBay auction for the Desert Clone Commander. Click through for more!

Review: Darth Vader - TVC - VC08

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2010 at 12:15 AM EDT |

Wow! We now have two vintage-styled Darth Vader figurers and we suspect there will be a few more before The Vintage Collection is all said and done. Research Droids Reviews looks at a figure that should have been the original version of 2008's TLC Darth Vader (BD 8) but got delayed until now. And sadly, the final results just weren't worth the wait unfortunately. 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

Gentle Giant, Ltd. Shows Off Packaged 12" Stormtrooper!

Posted by Paul | July 08, 2010 at 02:59 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. shows off a packaged sample of the 12" Vintage Stormtrooper figure. Click through for more!

Coming Soon to a Visual Guide Near You!

Posted by Chuck | July 08, 2010 at 12:24 PM EDT |

Echo Station JTA, we have spotted an Imperial Walker!

JTA Speaks With Hasbro Rep On Broken Street Date Issue

Posted by Paul | July 08, 2010 at 08:19 AM EDT |

On one of JTA's toy runs at Walmart yesterday, we bumped into a Hasbro representative and got the skinny on that developing "broken street date" story (namely at Toys R Us). Click through for more.

Review: See-Threepio (C-3PO) - TVC - VC06

Posted by Paul | July 08, 2010 at 12:35 AM EDT |

See-Threepio (C-3PO) from The Vintage Collection is an unfortunate step backwards in the wonderful first wave of figures. Clearly inspired from some offscreen scene in Tartakovsky's Clone Wars Volume 2 when Padmé gives Threepio a gold plated body as a gift for Anakin, he just doesn't deliver satisfying results. Research Droids Reviews looks at this much-too-short droid and discovers it isn't the best fit as a candidate in The Vintage Collection or really as an action figure in general. 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 252

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2010 at 06:27 PM EDT |

Have you been to your local Toys R Us lately? Coast to coast, reports are coming in that Toys R Us is breaking street date with their stock of new figures, Saga Legends, The Clone Wars, and Vintage Collection, all hitting pegs en masse! The Snowspeeder, Cloud Car, and Republic Tank vehicles have been spotted as well! While releases are spotty, some stores putting out everything and some putting out nothing at all, with a buy-one-get-one 50% off deal it's too enticing to pass up! Listen to this week's Star Wars Action News podcast as show listeners call in with reports and reviews on these brand new Hasbro toys! Click through for more!

Star Wars Action News

July 6th "Ask Sideshow" Posted!

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2010 at 10:26 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles loves answering your questions! With the July 6th post, Sideshow confirms that IG-88 will be the first bounty hunter made in their 12" line! Click through for lots more answers!

We Can't Stop Raving About Dengar!

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2010 at 10:06 AM EDT |

It's been a while, but the last time we raved about a figure to extreme degrees was The Clone Wars Luminara Unduli, and we need to make an even bigger stink about the new The Vintage Collection Dengar. If you have little to no interest in picking this up, you are sadly mistaken. Dengar is absolutely one of the best action figures Hasbro has ever made and it would be a travesty to pass on him. If you need some prodding, be sure to check out our thoughts on him in our Research Droids Reviews and we bet he will be all you think about until you pick him up!

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Quick Pics! Luke's Snowspeeder!

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2010 at 08:40 AM EDT |

The Research Droids Reviews entry for Luke's Snowspeeder is coming as soon as we finish up the first basic figure wave of The Vintage Collection, but we couldn't wait to show you how awesome it is with a brief photo gallery early. Click through for some quick first photos. Impressions and thoughts will be included in the review! Stay tuned!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2010 at 08:14 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!

      

ACME Archives Chewbacca Character Key Exclusive!

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2010 at 08:03 AM EDT |

ACME Archives announces their 2010 San Diego Comic Con exclusive charcater key: Chewbacca! Pre-orders are being taken for attendees right now. Click the link below to pre-order yours. Limited to only 750 pieces, non-attendees will have an option to purchase the 100 pieces set aside for them on July 21st and 5 PM PDT.

Review: Dack Ralter - TVC - VC07

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2010 at 12:20 AM EDT |

It's all about The Empire Strikes Back when it comes to the first wave of The Vintage Collection and Research Droids Reviews looks at a figure which you might think is a background character but had more lines than many of the other more "popular" characters. Finally getting super-artiuclated status, Dack (Dak) Ralter is a very exciting addition to The Vintage Collection and you'll need him to outfit the new Luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder just released too. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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C R5-C7 4 The First Time!

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2010 at 07:08 PM EDT |

We must admit that it drives us utterly insane when we cannot locate a character in a Star Wars film that somewhere in urban legend is said to definitely be there, whether blatant or obscure. But one droid character that has been a big burden on our search to find him is the Build A Droid R5-C7 from the Return Of The Jedi wave released in 2009's Legacy Collection. But thanks to much googling on the web, we found a great site which gives some great reference shots of this droid as well as many other astromech droids in the various Star Wars films. We suggest clicking through for a very cool summary (and proof that R5-C7 is in Episode II)!

R5-C7

Toy Fair LEGO Boba Fett Figure To Be Mass Released?

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2010 at 06:39 PM EDT |

At Toy Fair 2010, LEGO gave out a promotional white Boba Fett mini figure. JediNews.co.uk is reporting that this figure will be made available through general release. Click through to read more about it.

Sergeant Bric Details At JediNew.co.uk!

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2010 at 06:34 PM EDT |

Our friends at JediNews.co.uk has details on the Sergeant Bric mail-away figure. Click through to read all about it!

Sergeant Bric

Quick Pics! Bespin Cloud Car!

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

The Research Droids Reviews entry for the Bespin Cloud Car is coming as soon as we finish up the first basic figure wave of The Vintage Collection, but we couldn't wait to show you how awesome it is with a brief photo gallery early. Click through for some quick first photos. Impressions and thoughts will be included in the review! Stay tuned!

Bespin Cloud Car

eBay Flashback: The Original Vintage-style Figures

Posted by Chuck | July 06, 2010 at 04:06 PM EDT |

We've got a new series for you focusing on Star Wars collectibles of the past: eBay Flashback. We know you are geared up for The Vintage Collection (as are we) so we are kicking it off with a look at the original sets of Vintage-style figures. This should get you in the mood! If you own these already (who doesn't!?) then you are likely ready for the new stuff NOW, if not then have a look at the figures that set the stage for this years HIGHLY anticipated line of figures! A quick search on eBay finds all of the figures, but this auction has them all in one!

2004-2007 Vintage Set of 24

July 5th "Ask Sideshow" Posted!

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2010 at 03:22 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has just posted the July 5th edition of "Ask Sideshow". You know what to do!

New (And Updated) Guides Added to the Archives!

Posted by Chuck | July 06, 2010 at 02:51 PM EDT |

It's time to launch some new (and revised) guides here at JTA! With all of the new stuff hitting (naturally) early in places we wanted to update our guides as soon as possible! In addition to the new guides we are also separating the first two "seasons" of The Clone Wars to keep things easy for you collectors. Life can get pretty confusing in Clone Wars land with all of the lines running together! I hope our separation helps you find each line easier to navigate. While everything is not confirmed, our 2010 guides should help you get started on your collecting adventures!

The Clone Wars (2008)

The Clone Wars (2009)

The Clone Wars (2010)

The Vintage Collection

Review: (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot - TVC - VC11

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2010 at 12:05 AM EDT |

It's all about The Empire Strikes Back when it comes to the first wave of The Vintage Collection and today's Research Droids Reviews entry focuses on a generic pilot who was a favorite back in the original vintage line. While it's hard to confirm exactly how his uniform looks based on what we see in Episode V, there is no denying that Hasbro made one heck of an awesome action figure out of the concept art drawings! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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July 4th "Ask Sideshow" Posted!

Posted by Paul | July 05, 2010 at 06:07 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has just posted the July 4th edition of "Ask Sideshow". You know what to do!

Review: Dengar - TVC - VC01

Posted by Paul | July 05, 2010 at 12:01 AM EDT |

Would you believe that The Vintage Collection Dengar is probably the best action figure yet to come from Hasbro? (Wow, that was bold of us!) We won't even waste our breath trying to sell our case here, so click through to check out today's Research Droids Reviews entry as we discuss at length why Dengar may just be the new "example" by which all future action figures will (or at least should) follow. Don't judge him by his popularity, judge him for what he brings to the line as an action figure only and we can guarantee that you'll be more than impressed. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

TRU - The Saga Continues! And Probably Won't End....

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2010 at 02:12 PM EDT |

...until August 6th we bet. We just had to laugh when we experienced the latest insanity today at TRU. This particular location (which will remain nameless) told us that they couldn't get out The Vintage Collection until August 6th, yet they had seven (7) cases of the new The Clone Wars lineup on top of the shelving where the Star Wars figures were hanging (and even had some on the shelf for sale no less)! One thing is for sure and that's something went awry at the corporate office of TRU....again! Click through for the proof.

Happy Independence Day!

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2010 at 09:10 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives wishes you and your family a very safe and fun 4th of July. Thank you for your loyal support as we continue to bring you the latest Star Wars collecting news and other Star Wars related information out there! (And be sure to check out our thoughts on all the figures in the first wave of The Vintage Collection this week. What a phenomenal group of action figures this is!

Review: AT-AT Commander - TVC - VC05

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

Have you been waiting for an upgrade to General Veers? Well, you're going to have to wait a little bit longer then. Research Droids Reviews continues its look at some of the new figures in The Vintage Collection and today's entry focuses on a great "generic" figure, but it's one that may leave you wishing for just a tad more. But this doesn't mean it isn't an excellent action figure anyway. 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 Paul | July 03, 2010 at 10:14 PM EDT |

Celebrate this Independence Day weekend with a 10% OFF Coupon from
Brian's Toys! Use coupon code JULY4TH when you place an order of $50 or more. Certain restrictions apply, see www.brianstoys.com for details). Click through for more!

Brian's Toys

Sideshow Collectibles Posts Latest "Ask Sideshow"!

Posted by Paul | July 03, 2010 at 07:47 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles posts another "Ask Sideshow" segment for July 2nd! Click the thumbnail below to read all of the juicy details!

Review: Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit) - TVC - VC03

Posted by Paul | July 03, 2010 at 08:39 AM EDT |

It's time to look at the third major hero from The Empire Strikes Back, but in an outfit that probably saw less screen time than Lando Calrissian in his smuggler outfit. Research Droids Reviews continues its look at some of the new figures in The Vintage Collection and the latest is a figure that will presently surprise you and one that is a "first" and opens the door to a new concept in 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 (Echo Base Outfit)

Yakface.com's Collectors Vs. Cancer Update!

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2010 at 04:22 PM EDT |

Our very good friends at Yakface.com have an update to their very noble Collectors Vs. Cancer custom figure auction. Click the thumbnail below to check out all of the details.

Collectors Vs. Cancer

TARGET Has Some Pretty Good Deals - Check Yours!

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2010 at 04:14 PM EDT |

We came across a nice selection of clearance at TARGET in Horseheads, NY. It is not known how widespread this is because we're not currently in the Philly area to confirm if it's the same there as well. But we found plenty of Y-wing Bombers vehicles for $45 and change and the mid-size vehicle assortment rang up for $16 and change. But perhaps the most amazing find was the second series of Stack 'ems (the keychains) that rang up for a mere $.99 at the register. We never even found these locally (or ever at retail) so that was a nice surprise. Sorry, no photo proof available. You'll have to trust us on this one.

More TRU The Vintage Collection Store Reports

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

And it looks like we have another report of The Vintage Collection figures being found in Lawrenceville, NJ (near Princeton) at another Toys R Us store. (And yet we are also still hearing of store reports that some stores won't be putting these out until August 6th.) It's utterly maddening!

Toys R Us Stores Are Still Putting Figures Out Early!

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2010 at 03:58 PM EDT |

Some of us at JTA are vacationing in Watkins Glen, NY (and elsewhere) for the fourth of July. So we pulled over to find a Dunkin' Donuts with WiFi to report this news. We found the one and only Toys R Us store in a big mile radius and there sitting on the shelves were the latest The Vintage Collection, Saga Legends and The Clone Wars figures. And we have been informed that they are hitting the Philadelphia area pretty hard too. These are still slipping out folks. Keep hunting! By the way, we talked with a store manager who said that these figures are NOT on any active product hold list for the 6th of August despite what the box says. Whether he was misinformed is not known, but we found it interesting to say the least!

Momaw Nadon Officially Announced And Up For Pre-Order!

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2010 at 03:47 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles officially announces Momaw Nadon for the 12" line! Click the thumbnail below to place your order! The pre-order is live right now! Exclusive comes with the Ithorian staff!

Momaw Nadon!

Gentle Giant Announces 12" Kenner Stormtrooper!

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2010 at 03:37 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. announces probably the most clever exclusive ever, a 12" version of the vintage Kenner figure! It's another one of their 2010 San Diego Comic Con exclusives! Click through to learn more about this unprecedented Gentle Giant collectible!

McQuarrie Darth Vader Mini Bust - 2010 SDCC Exclusive!

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2010 at 03:32 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. announces their 2010 San Diego Comic Con exclusives! Click through to learn more about the McQuarrie Darth Vader mini bust!

Review: Leia (Hoth Outfit) - TVC - VC02

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2010 at 12:08 AM EDT |

You've read our raving review of the new TVC Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues). Now read about his sister, the absolutely amazing Leia (Hoth Outfit). Oh boy is this line getting better and better indeed! Research Droids Reviews raves about Leia in about the same fashion as Luke as we continue to look at some of the new figures in The Vintage Collection and the goodness contained within it. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Rocket Firing Boba Fett Mail-Away Forms

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2010 at 12:06 AM EDT |

We took some very quick and bumpy photos for you of the Rocket Firing Boba Fett mail-away certificate. Sorry for the rough images, but we thought you would want to check it out early. Click through!

EE Officially Announces Exclusive Comic Packs!

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2010 at 07:57 PM EDT |

Entertainment Earth officially announces the four (4) "in limbo" Comic Packs sets as their own exclusives! This was slipped by Hasbro during the latest Q&A but it's official now! Click the thumbnail below to check out the options you have for getting these awesome sets into your collections finally!

Comic Packs Are Here!

The Clone Wars "Complete" Basic Figure Checklist

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2010 at 07:27 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have scored a complete checklist of The Clone Wars line "Shadows of the Dark Side" up through number CW38. Click the thumbnail below to check it out!

Big AT-AT In Stock At Amazon.com!

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2010 at 07:22 PM EDT |

The Big AT-AT is in stock and ready to ship at Amazon.com. It's $119.99 but is eligible for FREE shipping. It may be worth your while to check it out! As of this posting there are only three available for this price.

AT-AT

Sideshow Teases A 12" Hammerhead?

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2010 at 04:03 PM EDT |

Sideshow will be doing a lot of teasing the next 20 days by revealing one or more products starting today through July 20th. Their first tease is awesome and it's a good bet that it is a 12" Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead) figure! But we won't know for sure until it's official!

12 Inch Hammerhead?

Review: Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) - TVC - VC04

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2010 at 05:15 AM EDT |

Well, so much for street dates! The Vintage Collection has escaped early and has been found almost 1.5 months in advance throughout the country. We wonder what kind of damage conrol Hasbro will try to enforce with this huge error on retail's part! Research Droids Reviews starts its in-depth look at one of the best Star Wars action figure lines ever given to mankind. And you absolutely must read today's entry to learn just what Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) can do for your collections and you as a collector. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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