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August 2010

Review: Darth Revan - TAC - No. 34

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2010 at 12:40 AM EDT |

Fan's Choice winners are curious aren't they? Research Droids Reviews looks at a so-called Fans' Choice winner that really wasn't a winner at all, except maybe in the hearts of Knight Of The Old Republic fans! Darth Revan is pretty cool, but he isn't perfect. So find out how he stacks up! 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's Emperor Palpatine Exclusive In Stock!

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2010 at 03:04 PM EDT |

The Sideshow exclusive Emperor Palpatine 12" figure is amazingly in stock and ready to ship RIGHT NOW. Click the link below to place your order if you missed out during the priority pre-order event! It certainly won't last long! And look for this item to be added to our Research Droids Reviews very shortly.

Star Wars Action News - Episode 260 (Happy Anniversary!)

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2010 at 01:24 PM EDT |

Marjorie and Arnie are back home from their summer sci-fi convention tour, and back in the studio bringing you another new Star Wars Action News podcast! They look back one last time at Star Wars Celebration 5 in Orlando, including which exclusives can already be found discounted, and which now cost more. Then they recount their shopping escapades at Chicago Comic-Con, including a glut of Kotobukiya statues and a Jar Jar that’s almost five foot tall! Click through to find out more!!

And thank you Arnie & Marjorie for providing us with the best podcast ever! We are proud to call you our friends. Congratulations on 5 wonderful years!

Star Wars Action News

Review: Boba Fett (Prototype Ver.) - Vinyl Collectible Dolls

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2010 at 12:35 AM EDT |

2010 is shaping up to be the year of Boba Fett, isn't it? And Research Droids Reviews isn't done taking the focus off of him yet either. The VCD line is definitely a unique, but nonetheless cool line of collectibles. Be sure to check out a version of Boba Fett that hasn't seen much billing as a Star Wars collectible except as a VCD. 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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Our Original Report On Nahdar Vebb Delay Confirmed!

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2010 at 05:56 PM EDT |

You may have recalled our report in June (found HERE) about how Hasbro informed us that they also sold out of Nahdar Vebb figures just like they did for the Qui-Gon Jinn And Eopie mail-away. Well, we received confirmation just today that the new batches of Nahdar Vebb won't be able to ship until October 30, 2010! Yikes! Click through to read all about it!

The Clone Wars Wave 4 & 5 Carded Images

Posted by Chuck | August 30, 2010 at 01:29 PM EDT |

Click through for carded images from Wave 4 and 5 of The Clone Wars...

The Vintage Collection Carded Images

Posted by Chuck | August 30, 2010 at 01:03 PM EDT |

Click through for carded images from the upcoming Revenge of the Sith and Return of the Jedi waves of The Vintage Collection...

Review: The Rise Of Boba Fett - Ultimate Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2010 at 12:10 AM EDT |

JTA presents today's Research Droids Reviews entry to the rest of our readers. If you are one of our Facebook fans, you had access to this review two days ago. But click through now to check out the utterly awesome The Rise Of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Packs TRU exclusive. We bet you'll be 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!

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Kmart Clearancing Clearance An Additional 30%

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2010 at 01:04 PM EDT |

For those of you needing to catch up on a few Star Wars items in the "red" line look (and even some in the "blue" line look), Kmart is taking an additional 30% off of all their clearance toys and from what we've witnessed, they have quite a bit of product left over. For example, we found the Y-wing Bomber for $36.40 and the Clone Trooper Squad (Kmart exclusive) for $13.30 among many other items. Good luck on your searches!

Review: Anakin Skywalker - TAC - No. 33

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2010 at 12:02 AM EDT |

One of Research Droids Reviews unofficial goals is to spread the gospel of Tartakovsky's brilliant interpretation of the extremely canonical Clone Wars, a series that Lucasfilm seems to want to sweep under their carpet sadly. But that won't stop us from proselytizing until we're done hitting all the cool characters from it. Luke wasn't the only one to experience failure at a cave. Like his father before him, Anakin Skywalker too saw a terrible vision of his possible future, except his came to pass. Often erroneously billed as "Tattooed Anakin", the blue marks on his body when on Nelvann are actually "geometric hickeys" and not dye on his body. 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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Facebook Exclusive Posted On Our Facebook Page!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2010 at 10:12 PM EDT |

We have a special Facebook exclusive for our Facebook fans tonight. Have you not "liked" us yet on Facebook? Well, "like us" and find out what we're holding close to our vest! Thank you for being one of our loyal readers! We do what we do for you!

Found! The Rise Of Boba Fett UBP In East Coast TRUs!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2010 at 10:31 AM EDT |

Found! The Rise Of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Packs set has been found in stock at multiple Toys R Us stores in Philadelphia and NJ areas this morning! It always takes longer for the East to get this stuff but the good news is that it's here now! If you need assistance finding it, take SKU# 492296 to your local store to see if they can locate it for you. It retails for $109.99. Click through for a quick picture and come back for a full Research Droids Review of this set on Monday!

UPDATE: The Rise Of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Packs has been added to our Research Droids Reviews archives and has over 40 photos in the gallery. Check it out HERE!

Review: Yoda & Kybuck - TAC - No. 32

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2010 at 05:38 AM EDT |

One of Research Droids Reviews unofficial goals is to spread the gospel of Tartakovsky's brilliant interpretation of the extremely canonical Clone Wars, a series that Lucasfilm seems to want to sweep under their carpet sadly. But that won't stop us from proselytizing until we're done hitting all the cool characters from it. Yoda and his gift from the Wookies, the kybuck, made their debut in the very first chapter of the Clone Wars and became one of Hasbro's most successful accomplishments in the basic figure line. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 27, 2010 at 06:58 PM EDT |

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

25% OFF GRAPHIC NOVELS
We have thousands of various graphic novels in stock and we've just cut pricing by 25% on all of them except 'new' and 'preorder' – take a look through the following menu for the full selection!


CLEARANCE SALE CONTINUES
We've just refreshed the sale menus and removed any sold-out items, over 600 items have already sold out during this sale – take a look at the remaining 3600 items here and save 20% to 80% or more!

Big Bad Toy Store

Found! Legacy Of The Dark Side Two-Packs At TRU!

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2010 at 11:48 AM EDT |

JTA found the Legacy Of The Dark Side TRU exclusive two-packs at our local stores in Philadelphia. Hasbro, is this really happneing? Are you really trying to reinvent the Evolutions wheel again? If you are, try making something new first unless you want a repeat performance please. And we haven't even mentioned the worst part yet: they retail for $17.99. Two figures for $17.99? The Evolutions were $19.99 and we got THREE figures, Hasbro! The Grievous set will undoubtedly be the most popular of them all for obvious reasons. Click through for a quick picture of what we found.

Visual Guide Update - SSC 12" Clone Trooper Phase I

Posted by Chad | August 27, 2010 at 10:11 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles Armored figures are in full swing. Click below for a look at our Enhanced Visual Guide of the first Attack of the Clones Clone Trooper offered! And, you can read all about this figure in our Research Droids Review!

Republic Clone Trooper - Phase I Armor

Review: Roron Corobb - TAC - No. 31

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2010 at 12:15 AM EDT |

One of Research Droids Reviews unofficial goals is to spread the gospel of Tartakovsky's brilliant interpretation of the extremely canonical Clone Wars, a series that Lucasfilm seems to want to sweep under their carpet sadly. But we won't stop proselytizing until we're done hitting all the cool characters from it. In fact, today we talk about one of the neatest Jedi ever created! 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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Exclusive Commander Cody Set At 1000 Pieces

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2010 at 09:13 PM EDT |

Sideshow also announces the edition size of the exclusive Commander Cody 12" figure. It has been sent at 1000 pieces.

41st Elite Corps Sideshow Exclusive Set At 650 Pieces!

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2010 at 08:30 PM EDT |

Sideshow officially announces the edition size to the exclusive version of the just released 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper (Coruscant). Limited to 650 pieces worldwide, this is one of the smallest sizes yet! Be sure to catch our review on this awesome figure HERE if you haven't yet! You can also get on this figure's Wait List at Sideshow by clicking the thumbnail below!

CV: Freebies - The ForceCast Buttons

Posted by Chuck | August 26, 2010 at 07:41 AM EDT |

We have another freebie gallery from Celebration V. This time we are looking at the set of 5 ForceCast buttons handed out throughout the weekend. A big thanks to Mike Heicken from KSWCC for sending me these pictures. And if you missed any of our Freebies updates click here for a full roundup of all 13 galleries of awesome free stuff you could pick up at CV! Have any items not listed here? Send me some pictures and I'll add them to the roundup!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 259

Posted by Chuck | August 26, 2010 at 06:53 AM EDT |

With the end of Celebration 5, official con season starts to come to a close, but Marjorie and Arnie at Star Wars Action News have one more major con event--Chicago Comic-Con (aka Wizard World Chicago). Coming to you live from the Sandtroopers.com booth on the convention floor, Arnie and Marjorie are joined by seeral Star Wars guests, including Ashley Eckstein and Dan Madsen of Her Universe and Boba Fett himself, Daniel Logan! Eckstein discusses the success of the Her Universe line, including one of the most sought after Celebration 5 exclusives. Madsen discusses how he became part of Her Universe as well as his thoughts on his legacy as the creator of the first Star Wars Celebration and the death of the Star Wars Fan Club. And Daniel Logan talks about the latest boba Fett toys and his current role on the Clone Wars Cartoon Series.

Star Wars Action News

Review: Boba Fett - Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2010 at 12:35 AM EDT |

It's another Research Droids Reviews entry on another Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure! And it's probably one of the most favorite figures of all time, the non-rocket firing Boba Fett. But the scale is much bigger! This is definitely a line to check out! 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.

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New Snippets Of Info Leak From Hasbro!

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2010 at 02:17 PM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum have posted a detailed report of their discussions with Hasbro including many teasers that didn't get officially announced at the show. We highly suggest checking it out!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2010 at 09:03 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!

      

Jabba's Throne: Spotty But Consistent Finds

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2010 at 08:21 AM EDT |

The Walmart exclusive Jabba's Throne has been making return appearances at retail on the East Coast. It has been a little bit of a burden to find at retail and with a shelf space allotment of 2-3 pieces at most retail locations, we suspect the sell through will be stronger than previous exclusives. We recommend not waiting if you see this piece. We are more confident than ever that Hasbro has learned their lesson on over-produced exclusives so this may be a slightly limited run. Of course we could be very wrong here, but why risk it? If you still haven't found one and are looking to learn more about it, be sure to catch our very popular Research Droids Review on it HERE.


Review: Clone Trooper 501st Legion - TCW - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2010 at 12:20 AM EDT |

The first year of The Clone Wars line gave us some pretty simple but cool basic figure exclusives. Research Droids Reviews looks at a Walmart exclusive that is quite reminiscent of a Prequel Trilogy clone trooper. Can you guess which 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!

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Sandtroopers.com Gets A Ton Of New Images!

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2010 at 11:10 PM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com got some great images of the new carded TVC Return Of The Jedi wave and a slew of The Clone Wars stuff. Click below to check it all out!

 

Elaborate Scheme Or Royal Screw Up At The Factory?

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2010 at 10:46 PM EDT |

OK folks, this one leaves us speechless. Either an elaborate scheme by an unscrupulous collector or a grand mix-up at the Hasbro factory (after the fact no less - why are stores still getting Legacy Collection figures?), click through to see what one of our readers found at his local Toys R Us.

Found! TCW (Shadow Of The Dark Side) Deluxe Wave 2!

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2010 at 08:46 AM EDT |

Found! JTA has found wave 2 of the deluxe figures in Walmart in NJ! The Mandalorian Warrior is ultimately cool and Obi-Wan Kenobi looks to be a rehash of the figure that came with the Freeco speeder. Click through to check them out!

Review: Stormtrooper - Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2010 at 12:10 AM EDT |

Wow! We honestly don't know how to respond to Gentle Giant's new and exciting line of Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures, but what we do know is that they fall into a whole new category of awesome! Research Droids Reviews looks at the first entry into the line which also happens to be a 2010 San Diego Comic Con exclusive. JTA readers; prepare yourself for one overwhelmingly and incredibly cool product. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids ReviewsStormtrooper (Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure)

Chagrin Felt Amongst Fans Nationally And Internationally

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2010 at 10:04 PM EDT |

The frustration over the original versions of the Star Wars films not making it to Blu-ray is being felt across the pond and perhaps all over the world. We highly suggest reading this article through to its entirety. Special thanks to JediTray for bringing this wonderful article to our attention. Click the thumbnail below to check it out!

Like Us On Facebook! Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2010 at 07:24 PM EDT |

Don't forget that Jedi Temple Archives has our own page on Facebook. We are far from our goal as to the number of "likes" we have for our site! Check us out here or click the "Like" button at the top of our news page. And be sure to read about all of our exciting updates there!

Another BOGO Promotion At Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2010 at 07:21 PM EDT |

In case you haven't already heard, Toys R Us is running another buy one get one 50% promotion on all The Clone Wars and Saga Legends figures!

First Look & Review: 12" 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2010 at 12:10 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has just released the best 12" clone trooper to date and it is the focus of today's Research Droids Reviews entry. The 41st Elite Corps are definitely a cool flavor of clone trooper, but Sideshow's execution of it in 12" form is just astounding! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Review: Battle Droid Commander - TCW [SOTDS]

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2010 at 12:01 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews discusses a very long overdue action figure in The Clone Wars line. But at least it's finally here. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Review: Jungle Camo ARF Trooper - TCW - CW24

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2010 at 12:25 AM EDT |

It's pretty interesting how a repaint can come out better than the original base figure. Research Droids Reviews checks out a new figure in The Clone Wars line that really isn't new at all except for its paint job, but what a great paint job it has! 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 ReviewsJungle Camo ARF Trooper

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 20, 2010 at 09:43 PM EDT |

Brian's Toys would like to thank everyone who made it out to the biggest celebration on earth! It was great meeting everyone at Celebration 5 in Orlando.

Over at the site, check out the new Mail-Away Rocket Firing Boba Fett, now in stock.  Plus, place your pre-orders for any Celebration 5 exclusives such as the Donald Duck as Shadow stormtrooper for they will be arriving within the next week.

For more good stuff from this weeks newsletter, go toBrian's Toys Newsletter!

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CV: Freebies - Tom Hodges Posters

Posted by Chuck | August 20, 2010 at 04:00 PM EDT |

We conclude today's Celebration V Freebie updates with another poster gallery. This time we look at the 5 posters set by Tom Hodges, exclusive to Celebration V! Find out the crazy things you had to do if you wanted to complete this set! We have a few more freebie galleries we are working on. We'll try to post those as we get them.

CV: Freebies - Posters

Posted by Chuck | August 20, 2010 at 03:00 PM EDT |

Fans at conventions, especially CV, should always remember to bring their poster tube! Click through to see some of the hot posters you could scoop up all for free at Celebration V!

CV: Freebies - Hallmark Buttons

Posted by Chuck | August 20, 2010 at 02:00 PM EDT |

Hallmark did another round of Star Wars themed buttons at Celebration V, much like SDCC. Click through for the details!

CV: Freebies - Collector Panel Cereal Boxes

Posted by Chuck | August 20, 2010 at 01:00 PM EDT |

One of the most anticipated set of freebies to hunt for were the Collector's Panel cereal boxes! Click through for details on this unique set!

CV: Freebies - Hasbro Booth

Posted by Chuck | August 20, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT |

Hasbro offered up some free stuff, much like they always do. Get all the details right here!

CV: Freebies - Topps Trading Cards

Posted by Chuck | August 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM EDT |

We've got another round of 'on the hour' updates featuring more and more freebies offered up at Celebration V! Stick with us throughout the day for more galleries. First up is Topps. Click through to find out what you could get for free from everyones favorite Star Wars card maker...

Review: Kit Fisto - TCW [SOTDS] - CW23

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2010 at 12:10 AM EDT |

It's pretty much a guarantee that we are completely unable to complain about any Kit Fisto action figure or collectible simply because we love him so much. But the truth is that the brand new Kit Fisto action figure is an unbelievable addition to The Clone Wars line. Research Droids Reviews raves and raves about this awesome new figure and it's a review that you will NOT want to miss! 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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Star Wars Action News Episodes 258A & 258B

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2010 at 09:22 PM EDT |

We got two awesome Star Wars Action News episodes to get you caught up on today that focus on all the great happenings at Celebration V! Click through to read all about them!

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Sideshow Announces New Diorama! Ewoks!

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2010 at 08:33 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles also announces a new diorama! Ewoks versus a Stormtrooper! Click through to check out the preview!

12" Commander Cody Is Up For Pre-Order!

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2010 at 08:20 PM EDT |

The Sideshow Collectibles Commander Cody 12" figure is up for pre-order! Click through to place your order!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 19, 2010 at 04:30 PM EDT |

Here is another big update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a wide variety of new arrivals and many more new preorders. We also have another big sale running:

PRICE CUT SALE - 4200 ITEMS

We've just reduced pricing on 2000 items by 10% to 20% - many of these were already on sale previously and are now priced even more attractively. There are a total of 4200+ items discounted between 20% and 90% off - with 1300 of them priced at 50% off or more! Take a look at the new sale menu here for a ton of great deals!

Big Bad Toy Store

CV: Freebies - The ForceCast Trading Cards

Posted by Chuck | August 19, 2010 at 04:00 PM EDT |

We are going to wrap up our Celebration V Freebie coverage for today with a look at a small set of trading cards handed out daily by the team at The Force Cast. Don't worry though, we have more Freebie coverage coming tomorrow, with a look at buttons, posters and even cereal boxes, so stay tuned!

CV: Freebies - Ralph McQuarrie Trading Cards

Posted by Chuck | August 19, 2010 at 03:00 PM EDT |

Ralph McQuarrie collectors were treated to a nice set of free trading cards. Find out how you had to collect all 9 over the duration of Celebration V right here!

CV: Freebies - Patches

Posted by Chuck | August 19, 2010 at 02:00 PM EDT |

One of the hottest things to hunt and collect at this years Celebration were patches! There were plenty to be had, so we are going to look at a few highly sought after ones!

CV: Freebies - Niub Niub's Diorama Workshop Cards

Posted by Chuck | August 19, 2010 at 01:00 PM EDT |

The Diorama Builders Workshop was bigger than ever this year, and Niub Niub got into the spirit of Celebration by offering some freebies! Click through to find out what you could score daily just by stopping by!

CV: Freebies - Cartamundi McQuarrie Aces

Posted by Chuck | August 19, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT |

Next we are going to take a look at another fun set of freebies to get. Cartamundi offered a different ace each day, with Ralph McQuarrie art on each card. Click through to find out what you needed to do to complete this awesome set!

CV: Freebies - LEGO White Boba Fett Mini Figure

Posted by Chuck | August 19, 2010 at 11:00 AM EDT |

We're kicking off our 'on the hour' updates today with a marathon of CV Freebies! Even if you didn't have a lot of money to spend on goodies, free stuff was NOT in short demand! If you were willing to hunt, work, trade or just ask you could score some top of the line collectibles to take home. Let's start off with a look at the free White Boba Fett mini figure given away by LEGO...

Review: Mace Windu - TCW [SOTDS] - CW20

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2010 at 12:20 AM EDT |

Hasbro just released one of the best Mace Windu action figures of all time. They seem to be on a mission to bring characters from The Clone Wars series into the action figure line at a whole new (and better) level! Research Droids Reviews looks at their latest accomplishment and we can't wait to see what else willbe coming 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!

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CV: Saber Stand Booth

Posted by Chuck | August 18, 2010 at 03:00 PM EDT |

We will wrap up todays coverage with a look at the booth from one of our long time friends here at JTA: Saber Stand! These guys have a great product and we thought we'd share their booth with our viewers. Make sure to stop by their site and have a look at more photos of their simple, yet elegant little Force FX Lightsaber stand! Tune in tomorrow when we continue our 'on the hour' coverage and have a look at some of the hot and hard to find Celebration V freebies that were to be had for those willing to go on the hunt!

    

Found! TRU Exclusive Long-Delayed Cinema Scenes!

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2010 at 02:26 PM EDT |

We found the Purchase Of The Droids and Kamino Conflict Galactic Heroes cinema scenes at a TRU in Langhorne, PA (just across the street from Sesame Place). These are out folks! Start your hunting! Click through to check out our find!

CV: World Vision Booth

Posted by Chuck | August 18, 2010 at 02:00 PM EDT |

Stop by our gallery from the World Vision booth! Han Solo in Carbonite coffee table? You betcha!

    

CV: The Last Tour to Endor Disney Event

Posted by Chuck | August 18, 2010 at 01:00 PM EDT |

The Last Tour to Endor. This was the special Disney event held after hours at Hollywood Studios. If you were at CV we hope you didn't pass on this because it was an awesome experience! Filled with more fun Star Wars stuff than you can shake a lightsaber at, including a viewing of the special Indy Stunt Show with the Maker himself. Stop by our Last Tour to Endor page for our gallery!

    

CV: Medium at Large Chalk Drawing Gallery

Posted by Chuck | August 18, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT |

Impressive! That's our feelings on the awesome work by Eric Maruscak from Medium at Large. Check out the full gallery here!

    

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2010 at 11:31 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!

      

CV: Museum Replicas Booth

Posted by Chuck | August 18, 2010 at 11:00 AM EDT |

Take a look at what Star Wars licensee Museum Replicas brought to Celebration V as we take a look at their booth.

    

Found! Wave 2 Of The Clone Wars! Kit - Mace - ARF!

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2010 at 10:45 AM EDT |

We are excited to report that we found Wave 2 of The Clone Wars in a NJ Walmart this morning. Look for them to be added to our Research Droids Reviews very shortly, but click through for a quick picture of this awesome wave!

CV: eFX Collectibles Booth

Posted by Chuck | August 18, 2010 at 10:00 AM EDT |

Our marathon continues with a look at another popular Star Wars licensee: eFX Collectibles!

    

Limited Number Of CV Exclusive Boba Fett VCD At SSC

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2010 at 09:06 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has gotten a limited number of the Medicom Celebration V Boba Fett VCD figures. This is the third unique Boba Fett in the series which mirrors one fo the concept version of the uniform. It is almost sold out so now if the time to act!

CV: 501st Legion TK Project Helmet Exhibit

Posted by Chuck | August 18, 2010 at 09:00 AM EDT |

The 501st Legion TK Helmet Project was a nice treat for us at this year's Celebration. Much like the Vader Helmet project displayed at Celebration IV, this featured stormtrooper helmets decorated by noted artists and celebrities. Check out our full gallery, and make sure to stop by the TK Helmet's blog to find out all the information on the charity project!

    

CV: R2 Builders Exhibit

Posted by Chuck | August 18, 2010 at 08:00 AM EDT |

Our Celebration V coverage marathon continues this morning! We'll start off the day with a little bit of astromech goodness featuring the masterful work of the R2 Builders Club!

    

Review: Homing Spider Droid - TCW - Vehicles

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2010 at 02:10 AM EDT |

Did you know that some vehicles from the films have snuck into The Clone Wars line? Research Droids Reviews checks out one of these examples and finds out that it has many plusses and minuses. 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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CV: Rebel Legion Exhibit

Posted by Chuck | August 17, 2010 at 11:00 PM EDT |

The Rebel Legion put on an amazing exhibit. Check out our gallery featuring the tools of the trade from the Good Guys! This will be our last gallery for the night, but our marathon continues bright and early tomorrow, so stay tuned!

    

CV: Hallmark Booth

Posted by Chuck | August 17, 2010 at 10:00 PM EDT |

Hallmark was on hand to show off their ever-growing supply of Star Wars goodies. That booth was definately one of the crazier booths every morning. Want to see some stressed out exhibitors and mad attendees? Just hang out at the Hallmark booth at 10am each day. Crazy! But, they had some of the hottest freebies! Just try to get all 8 of those silly little buttons! Not easy! I got only 3 myself. Check out the Hallmark Gallery right here!

    

CV: Niub Niub's Diorama Workshop

Posted by Chuck | August 17, 2010 at 09:00 PM EDT |

Want to see the result of the Niub Niub's Universe Diorama Workshop? They truely outdid themselves this year, and have set the bar high for Celebration VI! Click through to check it all out! It has a little bit of EVERYTHING in there! You will never view Echo Base the same...

    

Clone Wars Super Trailer Now Online!

Posted by Chuck | August 17, 2010 at 08:44 PM EDT |

In case you haven't seen it yet, the 'super trailer' that premeired at CV is now available on StarWars.com! And, in case you missed my overzealous tweets during the panel, it looks like we will finally be seeing Delta Squad in action! With that tale-tell green stripe, it sure looks like them! Pay attention at the 2 minute mark!

CV: Lego Builders Club Exhibit

Posted by Chuck | August 17, 2010 at 08:00 PM EDT |

We're following up our LEGO gallery with a look at the massive.... MASSIVE display of awesome LEGO dioramas from the LEGO Builders Club. See for yourself right here!

    

CV: LEGO Booth and Mural

Posted by Chuck | August 17, 2010 at 07:00 PM EDT |

LEGO not only had their Hoth-themed booth to wow fans, but they had a very creative (and awesome) mystery mural that we (the fans) got to build one small piece at a time! What was the mystery image? Take a tour through our LEGO gallery to find out!

    

CV: Another Look at the Hasbro Booth

Posted by Chuck | August 17, 2010 at 06:00 PM EDT |

We're taking you through another look at the awesome Hasbro booth as our marathon of CV goodness continues!

    

Check Out The 12 Inch Commander Cody Production Blog!

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2010 at 05:22 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has just updated their production blog on the totally awesome Commander Cody 12 inch figure. Click through to see a nice big photo of him and the link where you can find the rest of Sideshow's new gallery! This is a reason to start collecting 12 inch figures again people!

CV: Day 4 Gallery From Around The Floor

Posted by Chuck | August 17, 2010 at 05:00 PM EDT |

Day 4 might have been the last day, but it was no less exciting! We tried to soak as much Star Wars goodness as we could in the closing hours, but alas, it just wasn't enough. Take a walk through our Day 4 gallery featuring more photos from around the convention center!

    

CV: Kotobukiya Booth

Posted by Chuck | August 17, 2010 at 04:00 PM EDT |

Celebration V might be over, but we are still sorting through over a dozen galleries from the huge event! Stick with us over the next day as we roll out over 500 more pictures from all around the convention! Sit back, browse through some pictures, and enjoy the show! We will kick things off with a look at the Kotobukiya Booth...

    

Arnie & Marjorie Featured In Local News Media!

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2010 at 09:16 AM EDT |

Our good friends (and yours) Arnie and Marjorie were interviewed and had their collection featured in the State Journal-Register. Be sure to check it out!

The Web Feels Impact Of ROTJ Deleted Scenes

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2010 at 08:10 AM EDT |

The Return Of The Jedi deleted scenes that were shown at CV has made an impact across the web. Check out this article on Yahoo.com!

Review: The Circle Is Now Complete - Diorama

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2010 at 01:40 AM EDT |

We switch gears for today's Research Droids Reviews entry and look at a relatively new piece in the Sideshow Collectibles' diorama line. It's really good, but has a few issues that really bother us. But how will you feel? 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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Lucasfilm, Ltd. Yanks Deleted ROTJ Scenes Off Of YouTube!

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2010 at 08:29 PM EDT |

We just knew it wouldn't last long! Lucasfilm, Ltd. yanks the original deleted scenes opening to Return Of The Jedi off of YouTube.com after more than a half a million hits! If you still want a glimpse of this incredible scene, you can check our screen caps here.

TVC Wave 2 Found At Retail In Phillipines! Great Paint Jobs!

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2010 at 06:34 PM EDT |

JTA reader Bryan German from the Phillipines sends in his latest find: wave 2 of The Vintage Collection. Bryan (aka the game) sends in close-ups of the figures in the bubbles. You've seen these before, but the close proximity of his shots make a few more details clearer and these are samples FOUND AT RETAIL and not Hasbro's mock-ups. The good news is that this sample of Cody also has the belt corrected! (Thanks Hasbro!) Also of note are the fabulous paint jobs on Anakin Skywalker's and Darth Sidious' faces and the overall paint application on the MagnaGuard. Great stuff indeed! Click through to check them all out!

             

Check Out Live LEGO Video At Celebration V!

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2010 at 02:17 PM EDT |

LEGO sends us a link to a video of some of their exciting events that occured during Celebration V! You don't want to miss this video! Click their logo below to check it out!

More Wave 2 TVC Figures Hit eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2010 at 10:01 AM EDT |

Could wave 2 of The Vintage Collection be coming sooner than we expect it? More carded samples are being found on eBay. Check out the Santrooper figure by clicking the thumbnail below.

The TVC Commander Cody Saga Continues!

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2010 at 09:55 AM EDT |

There has been a lot of discussion about the corrected placement of Commander Cody's belt. We just located an eBay auction for this figure found in Florida and the belt is in its correct position. Click through for the proof. Also, this seller has many other wave 2 figures for sale. Be sure to check them all out.

Found! Second Wave Of Galactic Heroes! Cool Darth Maul!

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2010 at 09:22 AM EDT |

We found the second wave of all-new Galactic Heroes in Walmart this morning! Click through to see the group shot.

The Clone Wars Season 3 Trailer

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2010 at 08:10 AM EDT |

The Official Site has posted the trailer to The Clone Wars Season 3! Click the thumbnail below to check it out!

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Review: Qui-Gon Jinn And Eopie - LC - Mail-Away

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2010 at 12:35 AM EDT |

Sometimes Hasbro comes up with some very clever and meaningful exclusives that are timed perfectly to celebrate some landmark in our collections. One of these exclusives was a mail-away in the Legacy Collection which was directly aimed at celebrating 10 years of The Phantom Menace. Research Droids Reviews looks at the Qui-Gon Jinn And Eopie set that not only exceeded Hasbro's expectations, but is also extremely improved in paint job and pack-in figure which exceeded collectors expectations as well. 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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JTA's Celebration V Coverage All In One Place!

Posted by Paul | August 15, 2010 at 12:37 PM EDT |

Can't keep up with all of the breaking news coming in from CV and you're afraid you may miss it on our front page? Then be sure to check in daily with us on our Celebration V index page. Click HERE to see a summary of all the fantastic news! You can also click the banner below or the banner in the top right corner of our site to also access this page.

Review: Naboo Star Skiff With Anakin Skywalker - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | August 15, 2010 at 12:02 AM EDT |

Well, we finally got a Naboo Star Skiff, but don't get too excited yet because Research Droids Reviews grieves over the fact that it's about 10 times too small. 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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Return Of The Jedi Deleted Scene Screen Caps

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2010 at 06:36 PM EDT |

We got some screen caps for you of the earth-shattering deleted scene from Return Of The Jedi from the YouTube.com video captured by TheForce.net. Click through to check them out and discover the link to check this video out on YouTube, where we suspect won't be on for long knowing Lucas.

CV: Day 3 Gallery From Around The Floor

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2010 at 05:55 PM EDT |

Another great day around Celebration! Check out our day 3 from around the floor gallery! We have tons more galleries we will continue to add, so stay tuned!

    

Lucas To Include Original Opening Of ROTJ On Blu-ray!

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2010 at 01:51 PM EDT |

BREAKING NEWS! George Lucas is going to include the original Return Of The Jedi opening scene where Luke is building his lightsaber with R2-D2 and C-3PO looking on when all six films come to Blu-ray in Fall 2011. How incredible is this folks?

Packaging Trivia You Probably Don't Care About

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2010 at 10:41 AM EDT |

The Legacy Collection will indeed be making a return, albeit brief, appearance in October of this year in the form of the Geonosis Arena Showdown sets. JTA learned from Hasbro that it was a specific request from TARGET to keep the sets all uniform so that the 12 of them could form a complete circle while looking all the same. Hm, we never expected TARGET to be so specific about their exclusives' packaging!

CV: The 501st Legion Experience Gallery

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2010 at 08:55 AM EDT |

We thought we would share 1 more gallery before we started our day. The 501st Legion put on quite a show this year, with an entire room dedicated to their abilities. From all the armor you could ever want to full scale 1:1 dioramas, they truelyl out did themselves!

    

CV: Day 2 Gallery From Around The Floor

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2010 at 01:08 AM EDT |

Take a walk through our day 2 gallery from around the Celebration floor!

    

CV: Hasbro Reveal Gallery

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2010 at 12:07 AM EDT |

Want to see what's coming from Hasbro? Stop by our Hasbro reveal gallery, featuring everything they had on display that was revealed in today's presentation!

    

Review: Speeder Bike With Plo Koon - TCW - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2010 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Plo Koon gets updated in the deluxe line just like Cad Bane did and Research Droids Reviews goes over in detail just how much better this version of him 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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CV: Packaged Mock-Ups To TARGET Exclusive 3 Packs

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2010 at 05:45 PM EDT |

We have a packaged mock-up of the upcoming TARGET exclusive "vintage" 3 packs! Click through to check them out!

CV: We Got Boxed Shots Of Battle Over Endor (2nd Set)!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2010 at 05:32 PM EDT |

We got a packaged shot of the just announced Battle Over Endor (2nd) exclusive set! Click through to check it out!

CV: We Got Boxed Shots Of Battle Over Endor!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2010 at 05:28 PM EDT |

We got a packaged shot of the just announced Battle Over Endor exclusive set! Click through to check it out!

CV: Hasbro Presentation

Posted by Chuck | August 13, 2010 at 03:57 PM EDT |

Just in case you wanted some more detailed slides from the Hasbro Presentation at Celebration V, we now have the full presentation right here to go along with our archived streamed footage!

CV: TRU Exclusive Battle Of Endor Multipacks (2 Sets)

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2010 at 02:50 PM EDT |

Two Toys R Us Battle Of Endor sets are coming this year. And don't forget to check out our USTREAM Channel!

CV: Reduced Scramble On Yavin Battle Packs Set Coming!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2010 at 02:44 PM EDT |

The Rebel Ground Crew from the Scramble On Yavin Battle Packs set will be packaged separately as a Toys R Us exclusive! How awesome is this? One setback is that the R5 unit and Garven Dreis will NOT be included. Why not just make it an exclusive Battle Packs set altogether, Hasbro?Be sure to catch our video of the presentation at our USTREAM Channel!

CV: Attack Of The Clones Wave Confirmed And Shown!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2010 at 02:39 PM EDT |

Hasbro has just officially announced the Attack Of The Clones wave. Be sure to catch our video of the presentation at our USTREAM Channel!

CV: Attack Of The Clones Wave Confirmed And Shown!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2010 at 02:39 PM EDT |

Hasbro has just officially announced the Attack Of The Clones wave. Be sure to catch our video of the presentation at our USTREAM Channel!

CV: Attack Of The Clones Wave Confirmed And Shown!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2010 at 02:36 PM EDT |

Hasbro has just officially announced the Attack Of The Clones wave. Be sure to catch our video of the presentation at our USTREAM Channel!

CV: TARGET Exclusive Vintage 3 Packs Just Announced!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2010 at 02:27 PM EDT |

Hasbro sure loves to keep us hanging. Just when we thought nothing new was coming, they just announced a TARGET exclusive which is a three three-pack set of figures that mimics the 3-packs from the vintage era!

CV: Gentle Giant Booth

Posted by Chuck | August 13, 2010 at 08:59 AM EDT |

We're getting ready to hit the floor running for day 2 of our CV coverage. But, to get things started here's a look at the Gentle Giant booth!

    

Galactic Hunter Gets Shots Of Some Cool Proprietary Stuff

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2010 at 06:00 AM EDT |

Galactic Hunter comes through with some impressive photos of the action figure blueprints of the upcoming TVC Dr. Evazan and Aayla Secura as well as a wax model of the upcoming R2-D2 with pop-up lightsaber. Click the thumbnail below to check them all out!

Review: Pirate Speeder Bike With Cad Bane - TCW - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2010 at 12:10 AM EDT |

We bet you didn't think a deluxe figure pack-in could possibly be better than its basic carded counterpart did you? Well, the Cad Bane deluxe figure is a triumph in every way. Be sure to definitely check out today's Research Droids Reviews entry because if you love Cad Bane, you'll go nuts over this figure! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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CV: The Art of Ralph McQuarrie Exhibit Gallery

Posted by Chuck | August 13, 2010 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Check out some of the never-before-seen sketches from THE man... Ralph McQuarrie!! Click below to check them out!

    

Bronze Anakin Vs. Asajj Diorama - 35 Total Pieces!

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2010 at 08:27 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles have also just put up for sale the extremely limited Asajj Vs. Anakin bronze polystone diorama. Click the thumbnail to purchase 1 of 35 worldwide pieces!

Sideshow Collectibles Officially Announces 12" Cody!

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2010 at 08:24 PM EDT |

Just in time for Celebration V, Sideshow Collectibles officially announces the 12" Commander Cody figure. Click the thumbnail below for the preview and video!

CV: First Day Gallery From Around the Floor!

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2010 at 07:25 PM EDT |

We are kicking off our Celebration V galleries with photos from around the floor! It seems every Celebration gets bigger and bigger, and this one definitely trumps all others... almost to the point of overwhelming (almost)! Check out some of the sites, from full scale vehicles such as the TIE Interceptor, to full scale environments! This years Celebration has more Star Wars Universe than ever!

    

Anakin Skywalker TVC Shows Up On eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2010 at 11:24 AM EDT |

An awesome image from eBay seller tunghori shows up to show off the new TVC Anakin Skywalker figure from Episode III. While it looks slightly like he is wearing a rug on his head, we have to say that the other improvements make this figure, just like how the Sith deal in them, an absolute must-have. Click through to check it out!

Jabba's Throne - Our Worst Fears Realized!!

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2010 at 07:41 AM EDT |

We knew it was just too good to be true. Yup, it's happening, exclusives attempting to gouge our wallets. Jabba's Throne has taken a price hike. Click through for how much you're going to have to pay for him now as well as our rant....

Review: Anti-Hailfire Droid Squad - TCW - Battle Packs

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

Clone, clones, clones. That's all The Clone Wars line tends to be doesn't it? Research Droids Reviews checks out another army-building set that is probably a lot better than we see it simply for the fact that we are exhausted with clones. 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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Check Out Star Wars: Uncut!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2010 at 08:34 PM EDT |

JTA reader Chris writes in with a tip for collectors to check out the fan-made Star Wars: Uncut that allows fans to do their own takes on their most favorite scenes in Episode IV. Be sure to click out this rather humorous and cool video of some of the snippets and to learn more about this event!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2010 at 12:43 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!

      

SWAN And Heroes Landing Join Forces For Event!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2010 at 11:31 AM EDT |

Star Wars Action News has teamed up with Heroes Landing to host a Star Wars trivia night to benefit leukemia. It's for a great cause, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central Florida, and it's open to everyone. With C5 starting tomorrow, we're sure plenty of Star Wars fans can come out and have fun while helping fight these terrible diseases. Click through for more information.

Official Hasbro Image Of Nikto Guard Released

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

Hasbro, months late, has sent us the "first" official image of the Nikto Guard that will be a Toys R Us exclusive. Click through to check it out.

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Review: Battle Droid 2-Pack - SW [SOTDS] - SL20

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

Wow! The Battle Droid 2-Pack in the brand new Saga Legends line is a steal! Research Droids Reviews looks at the first super-articulated two-pack of battle droids and what a deal it is! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Hasbro Is Cashing Rocket-Firing Boba Fett Checks!

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2010 at 07:28 PM EDT |

We have something exciting to report! Hasbro is now cashing checks for the exclusive The Vintage Collection rocket-firing Boba Fett! It looks like his release is imminent! You best not procrastinate and get your checks and POPs mailed to Hasbro stat! You definitely don't want to miss the first batch of these babies!

Galactic Hunter Recommends To Play With Your AT-AT

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2010 at 12:37 PM EDT |

Our pals at Galactic Hunter have set up a rather impressive display of the new Imperial AT-AT and has incorporated toys from ages past into the diorama. Be sure to check it out and post your thoughts! Click below to see more!

Oh My Goodness! See See-Threepio In Distress!

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2010 at 11:46 AM EDT |

Our good friend Dan at Rebelscum played with his TVC C-3PO for a little bit longer and discovered that the figure comes apart in many more pieces than originally surmised. Wow! C-3PO is a mess! Click the thumbnail below to check it out!

LEGO Press Release For Celebration V!

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

LEGO is celebrating CV with philanthropy! Click through for their "just announced" press release!

Review: Han Solo - SW [SOTDS] - Saga Legends

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

Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) is a mainstay in the Star Wars action figure line. Research Droids Reviews talks about a variation of the "vintage" figure we have seen before but not on a basic figure card. Ironically he doesn't appear on a "vintage" cardback in The Vintage 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!

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KSWCC Patch Details

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

Celebration is just days away, and we wanted to provide some additional details on how to get the awesome KSWCC swatch from the 5 Club patch set! Look for either myself (I'll have a limited number of patches daily) or any member of the KSWCC wearing the special KSWCC CV shirt (color and logo below). And, if you ask I might even throw in a JTA shirt!

     

Walmart Imitates TRU And Follows Its Own Destiny Too

Posted by Paul | August 09, 2010 at 08:26 AM EDT |

The new product is finally hitting Walmart stores. But it appears that Walmart has also decided to imitate Toys R Us and follow their own destiny by setting the price point for The Clone Wars line at $7.96. TRU's TVC at $9.99 is just simply a crime and now we are worried that other retail outlets will follow suit. Thankfully (for now), The Vintage Collection is also set at $7.96 (knock on wood) at Walmart, but why can't retail in general follow Hasbro's recommended MSRP on all of the Star Wars product lines? Hasbro recommended $6.99 for Saga Legends and The Clone Wars and $7.99 for The Vintage Collection and the only retailer acting like a golden child and "obeying" is TARGET. Let us know what you're experiencing in your area too.

Review: Chewbacca - SW [SOTDS] - Saga Legends (SL18)

Posted by Paul | August 09, 2010 at 12:25 AM EDT |

The Saga Legends line is always good for a few surprises, isn't it? Research Droids Reviews checks out a figure we saw before but not as a basic 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!

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DCSWCC Has Big Plans for Celebration 5

Posted by Chuck | August 08, 2010 at 07:18 PM EDT |

The Washington DC Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) is pleased to announce exciting activities and exclusives for Star Wars Celebration 5. All activities are free with your paid admission to Celebration 5 – just stop by the DCSWCC booth #1421 in the main Exhibit Hall. Click here for all the details!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 257

Posted by Chuck | August 08, 2010 at 07:12 PM EDT |

Star Wars Celebration 5 is THIS WEEK! So Star Wars Action News is coming out a couple days early to give you time to load up your iPod for this extra-long episode, to provide you entertainment as you drive, fly, or otherwise travel to O-Lando for the festivities

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JTA's Advice On How To Score the AT-AT For Less Than $70

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2010 at 05:24 PM EDT |

Did we pique your interest? Click the thumbnail below to find out how maybe you can take advantage of this opportunity.

Comprehensive Overview Of 2010 Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2010 at 02:51 PM EDT |

JTA has been giving you some micro-managed details and information on the 2010 Saga Legends line. Click through to see a full report of the status of all the figures in the first two waves. From repack to repaint, JTA has distilled it all for you in one quick report:

Review: Kul Teska - TCW - Toys R Us Exclusive!

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2010 at 12:01 AM EDT |

Who is the biggest action figure of all? Well, that would be Kul Teska. Research Droids Reviews goes over some talking points about this figure and wonders if size really matters. You'll just have to decide for yourself. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Review: Bounty Hunter Jodo Kast - Kmart Exclusive!

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2010 at 01:18 PM EDT |

We are extremely happy that we didn't bet that Jod Kast from The Legacy Collection was going to be the only time we would see this character in the basic action figure line. Research Droids Reviews is picking its jaw up off the floor and raving about Jodo Kast 2.0. And what a marked improvement this figure is indeed! 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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Celebration 5 Exclusive Collector's Club Patch Hunt Details

Posted by Chuck | August 07, 2010 at 01:05 PM EDT |

Want to know how to get your hands on all of the pieces to the coolest patch at CV? Well, for starters you can look for me, and I'll give you the Kentucky patch, as will many other members of the KSWCC! Click through to find out all the details!  

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 07, 2010 at 12:54 PM EDT |

That's no moon.  That's the Brian's Toys newsletter for this week! Amazing products from the top of the list to the bottom. There hasn't been a newsletter quite like this in a while.

First and foremost, check out Brian's Toys at Celebration V in Orlando this coming Thursday.  They will be stationed at Booth #903.

For new products at Brian's Toys, cover your walls with new Star Wars artwork!  Fill your shelves with new Comic-Con exclusives and get playing with the new G.I. Joe Wave of figures.

For a much deeper analysis, go to Brian's Toys Newsletter!

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2010 Saga Legends - Itemizing Differences: Snowtrooper

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2010 at 12:05 PM EDT |

We continue our look at itemizing the differences of 2010 Saga Legends figures. Next up is the Snowtrooper which has blatant differences for sure! Click through to see how it's different.

Some Great Deals Found At Kohl's - UPDATE

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2010 at 11:52 AM EDT |

We found quite a few surprises at Kohl's Star Wars action figure clearance, including the hard to find The Legacy Collection wave 7 figures. We certainly didn't expect to find figures with HK-47 droid parts for $2 and change! Click through to check out what we found.

Found! Kmart Exclusive Clone Commando Squad

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2010 at 11:46 AM EDT |

Found! JTA has found the Kmart exclusive Clone Commando Squad multipack in Philly today. (We also found Jodo Kast, but stay tuned in for that one.) The set is pretty nice, but not necessary for those of you that already have these figures. Click through to check out the set.

Quick Pics! Saga Legends Battle Droid 2-Pack

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2010 at 11:31 AM EDT |

There is lots of news today! First up, we got some better pictures for you of the recently released Saga Legends (wave 2), specifically the Battle Droids 2-Pack. You can see that although Hasbro included the eyes on the regular Battle Droid, the eyes are still too big. Look for this set to be added to our Research Droids Reviews database shortly. But click through for a quick peek.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 06, 2010 at 09:33 AM EDT |

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

10 Percent Off Sale:

From now until Monday - save 10% on everything on our site except 'new' and 'preorder / backorder' items!   Graphic Novels, Shirts, Books, Toys, Statues, Model Kits, Vintage and more are included.  Just search for your favorite items and save.

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Review: Clone Troopers & Droids - TCW - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2010 at 12:45 AM EDT |

Battle Packs aren't impressing us like they did in recent years but Research Droids Reviews talks about what makes the Clone Troopers & Droids set special. Will this sub-line ever return to its roots? We sure hope so! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Sideshow's Premium Format Clone Trooper Edition Size!

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2010 at 09:23 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has just announced that their exclusive version of the Premium Format Clone Trooper has been set at a minimal 500 pieces. This shockingly low number wil make this a highly desired collectible. This means only 500 pieces will be available for collectors to recreate the Episode III clone trooper as the phase II head is the exclusive piece. Click the thumbnail below to get on the Wait List!

Kohl's Comes Through With Great Savings!

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2010 at 08:10 PM EDT |

Scott from Tulsa writes in with a fabulous tip on how you can save a load of money on basic Star Wars figures at Kohl's. Click through for more!

July 15th Postcard Holders! Your Eopie Is On The Way!

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2010 at 02:18 PM EDT |

Those of you who received postcards from Hasbro stating that your Qui-Gon Jinn & Eopie sets would be shipped on or about July 15th obviously still haven't received them. JTA reached out to Hasbro customer service and received confirmation that the 07/15/10 group has had their items shipped out early this week, so expect them to arrive at your front door shortly!

New "Ask Sideshow" Segment Posted!

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2010 at 01:33 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has answered a ton of questions for their August 2nd "Ask Sideshow" segment. .Click the thumbnail below to read all about it!

SOTDS Saga Legends Obi-Wan Kenobi Running Change

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2010 at 07:38 AM EDT |

Our good friends at Yakface.com have discovered a running change on the 2010 Saga Legends Obi-Wan Kenobi. We want to know if Hasbro is fixing Jango Fett now! Click the thumbnail below to see the comparison shot at Yakface.com!

TRU Free Mini Figure Promotion!

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2010 at 07:34 AM EDT |

JTA reader Jackie writes in with a tip that Toys R Us is offering another FREE LEGO mini figure promotion to shoppers. Click the thumbnail below to check it out!

Review: Hoth Assault - SW [SOTDS] - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2010 at 12:55 AM EDT |

So the new Star Wars line look is here and Research Droids Reviews laments over the first "realistic style" Battle Packs set. Will you love it or hate it? We venture to guess that your opinion will be somewhere in the middle. 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, Build A Droid Parts And You!

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

Hasbro is doing something spectacular for collectors at CV this year! Click through to find out how you can finally complete those incomplete Build A Droid figures you have!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

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

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

      

Star Wars Action News - Episode 256

Posted by Chuck | August 04, 2010 at 08:34 AM EDT |

Back home from San Diego Comic Con, Marjorie and Arnie and the rest of the Star Wars Action News crew are in full-on Celebration 5 prep mode. With Arnie, Marjorie, and Jerry all hosting panels at Celebration 5, plus the Star Wars Action News and Yakface party on Thursday night and Marjorie and Arnie MC-ing trivia Wednesday night, listen to this week's podcast to find out all about the hot events and exclusives for Star Wars Celebration 5!

Star Wars Action News

Review: Jabba's Throne - SW [Shadow Of The Dark Side]

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2010 at 12:05 AM EDT |

He is here! And Research Droids Reviews is NOT talking about Obi-Wan Kenobi. No, we mean Jabba The Hutt and a whole bunch of other Jabba related playthings instead and it is absolutely the best exclusive of the year so far. That may not mean much since the new product year just officially began this week, but we can tell you that Jabba's Throne offers collectors great value and high quality and a totally awesome dais finally! 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! Galactic Heroes AT-AT!

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2010 at 11:23 PM EDT |

We found the brand new Galactic Heroes AT-AT in stock at TARGET today for $39.99. More and more stuff keeps hitting retail! It's getting exciting again! Click through to see!

New Kit Fisto Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2010 at 11:18 PM EDT |

The new and revised The Clone Wars Kit Fisto hits eBay!

Kit Fisto

New Mace Windu Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2010 at 11:16 PM EDT |

The new and revised The Clone Wars Mace Windu hits eBay!

Mace Windu

One More Thing About Newly Reset TARGET Shelves!

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2010 at 08:30 AM EDT |

You saw our store report on the new Star Wars line hitting TARGET (found here), but we neglected to mention that there are new items on sale as well. The Battle Packs ring up for $19.99 and the mid-size vehicles ring up for $19.99 as well, which is $5 off for both. Happy hunting!

First Look & Review: Darth Talon - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2010 at 12:20 AM EDT |

Is it déjà vu or another Research Droids Reviews entry on another Darth Talon collectible? It's the latter! Today we look at the mini bust version of Darth Talon. 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.

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2010 Saga Legends - Itemizing Differences: Princess Leia

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

You may be happy or disgusted over this year's Saga Legends cast, but one thing is for sure: thank goodness Hasbro has thrown some "new" figures into the mix to make it a little more interesting and change it up a bit! While many believe these are straight repacks (and many are), eagle-eyed collectors may notice some fine line differences. Here's Boushh! Click through to learn more!

2010 Saga Legends - Itemizing Differences: IG-88

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2010 at 02:02 PM EDT |

You may be happy or disgusted over this year's Saga Legends cast, but one thing is for sure: thank goodness Hasbro has thrown some "new" figures into the mix to make it a little more interesting and change it up a bit! While many believe these are straight repacks (and many are), eagle-eyed collectors may notice some fine line differences. Here's everyone's favorite assassin droid, IG-88! Click through to learn more!

2010 Saga Legends - Itemizing Differences: Darth Vader

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2010 at 01:49 PM EDT |

You may be happy or disgusted over this year's Saga Legends cast, but one thing is for sure: thank goodness Hasbro has thrown some "new" figures into the mix to make it a little more interesting and change it up a bit! While many believe these are straight repacks (and many are), eagle-eyed collectors may notice some fine line differences. Here's Darth Vader!! Click through to learn more!

Darth Vader

2010 Saga Legends - Itemizing Differences: Bossk

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2010 at 01:33 PM EDT |

You may be happy or disgusted over this year's Saga Legends cast, but one thing is for sure: thank goodness Hasbro has thrown some "new" figures into the mix to make it a little more interesting and change it up a bit! While many believe these are straight repacks (and many are), eagle-eyed collectors may notice some fine line differences. Next up is Bossk! Click through to learn more!

2010 Saga Legends - Itemizing Differences: Greedo

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2010 at 01:11 PM EDT |

You may be happy or disgusted over this year's Saga Legends cast, but one thing is for sure: thank goodness Hasbro has thrown some "new" figures into the mix to make it a little more interesting and change it up a bit! While many believe these are straight repacks (and many are), eagle-eyed collectors may notice some fine line differences. First up is Greedo! Click through to learn more!

Greedo (Saga Legends)

First Look & Review: Darth Talon - Premium Format Figure

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2010 at 12:10 AM EDT |

It's time for another Premium Format figure and Research Droids Reviews gushes over one of the best in a long time from Sideshow Collectibles. Sexy, voluptuous and just plain excellent, Darth Talon is proof positive that Sideshow can outdo themselves time and again. And Darth Talon rivals Slave Leia for sexiest Star Wars character. Will you agree? 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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eBay Flashback: Great Loose Vintage Collection

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2010 at 12:59 PM EDT |

In the spirit for something "vintage"? Click below to see an auction of a nice loose vintage Star Wars collection by an eBay seller with 100% positive feedback!

Radio Controlled Hailfire Droid Found At Walmart!

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2010 at 11:06 AM EDT |

We also found the new RC Hailfire Droid at Walmart today. It looks a little out of scale in spots and the pack-in is a clone trooper you already have. Click through to check it out!

New Stuff Hits Hard Especially At TARGET!

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

Well, it turns out what we surmised happened! New product hit hard today, especially at TARGET. Not all stores had everything out, but most did in our area. Click through to check out what we witnessed!


 
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