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September 2015

Visual Guide Update - R2-D2/C-3PO - TFA - 2-packs

Posted by Chuck | September 30, 2015 at 09:33 PM ET |

R2-D2 and C-3PO join the The Force Awakens Visual Guide tonight. Click below to check out this two-pack, and read our full review to see if these repaints are worthy for your collection.

R2-D2/C-3PO - The Force Awakens - two-packs

FlashBack Review: Meena Tills - ROTS - III 47

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2015 at 05:07 PM ET |

Meena Tills

  • Collectible: Meena Tills (III 47)
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1033
  • Original Publication Date: March 21, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 977th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale First Order TIE Pilot Up For Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | September 30, 2015 at 01:53 PM ET |

Not wasting any time to put another dent in our bank accounts... The First Order Tie Pilot is up for pre-order via Sideshow Collectibles!

Power Of The Force Coin Auctions - Stunning!

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2015 at 09:50 AM ET |

If you're a vintage Star Wars collector, you know how sought after the 1984/1985 POTF coins are. A nice "starter set" has appeared on eBay which contains most of the more common coins but also includes the stunning Anakin Skywalker and Yak Face coins. Additionally, it also includes the super rare gold Boba Fett Droids coin. Interestingly, there is ANOTHER auction of just this rare Droids Boba Fett coin. Check them out, and if you get bit by the coin bug, here are two great auctions to start your downward spiral into debt. We jest. These are great fun to collect.

    

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale The Force Awakens First Order TIE Pilot

Posted by Chuck | September 30, 2015 at 08:24 AM ET |

Next up for Hot Toys: First Order TIE Pilot! Check out this amazing 1/6 scale figure!

Review: R2-D2/C-3PO - TFA - Two-Packs (Snow)

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2015 at 12:15 AM ET |

They're old sculpts, but Hasbro made them new again from a certain point of view. Check out The Force Awakens R2-D2/C-3PO Two-Pack set. It's the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

R2-D2/C-3PO

Get The Vintage Collection B-wing Fighter For $40... But Hurry!

Posted by Chuck | September 29, 2015 at 10:16 PM ET |

Hurry! There's only TWO of these available, and at $41 after shipping it's not a bad price! If you are still needing this here's a great chance to pick up the The Vintage Collection B-wing Fighter!

Update: This sold out quickly at that price

More UK TBS 3.75" Figures Found - But What's Up With The Pricing?

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2015 at 07:08 PM ET |

As you know from our previous report, The Black Series 3.75" figures have begun showing up at ASDA in the UK. JTA reader Stewart G. set out to find his own figures based on our store report, but instead found somethiing else much more curious that the actual figures. Click through for his store report!

      

Amazon.com Restocks On Some The Force Awakens Stuff!

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2015 at 06:59 PM ET |

Amazon.com has restocked on quite a few 3.75" The Force Awakens figures including Build A Weapon and Armor Up figures. Check it all out. Thanks to all of our readers who wrote in to let us know!

FlashBack Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - ROTS - III 55

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2015 at 06:51 PM ET |

Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Collectible: Obi-Wan Kenobi (III 55)
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1042
  • Original Publication Date: March 30, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,268th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Visual Guide Update - Constable Zuvio (09) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | September 29, 2015 at 06:11 PM ET |

Check out our latest addition to the Visual Guides: The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Constable Zuvio (09). Click below to open the full guide page, and visit our full review featuring additional galleries, stats, commentary, viewer comments, and more!

Constable Zuvio (09) - The Black Series - 6 Inch

TBS6 Battlefront Imperial Shock Trooper Looks To Be A Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2015 at 02:06 PM ET |

Per robotkingdom.com, it appears that the Star Wars: Battlefront Imperial Shock Trooper that was recently revealed is going to be a Walmart exclusive. This information exclusively comes from robotkingdom.com, but they have been right on the money in the past. Special thank to JTA reader and friend STeve U. for the alert!

Disney Elite Series Darth Maul IN STOCK At DisneyStore.com!

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2015 at 08:20 AM ET |

For those of you looking to escape eBay prices for the Disney Elite Series, JTA readers DaveB., Robert R. and Gavin B. let us know that the Darth Maul Eite Series metal figure is IN STOCK at Disney.com!

Review: Constable Zuvio - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figure (09)

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2015 at 12:10 AM ET |

The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Constable Zuvio is becoming a more and more interesting character. See why we think this version is extremely nice in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Constable Zuvio

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 28, 2015 at 08:19 PM ET |

The Wicket W. Warrick Jumbo 12" action figure from Gentle Giant is now IN STOCK at Brian's Toys.  Also added this week, are two awesome Vintage items: ESB Boxed AT-AT AFA 80 and SW Death Star Space Station Playset AFA 80.

Looking to spice up your home decor?  New The Force Awakens artwork has been added with several framing options for each! In addition, new open editions of popular Star Wars art has been added.  For more from this week's newsletter, visit Brian's Toys!

Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update - Guavian Enforcer (08) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | September 28, 2015 at 07:46 PM ET |

While we were told that The Black Series 6 Inch line was going to be reserved for major characters in the Star Wars Universe, we can't deny the awesomeness of the Guavian Enforcer (08), who seems to be a generic soldier. Only time will tell! Click below to check out the full Visual Guide of this new character, and read our full review from earlier today right here!

Guavian Enforcer (08) - The Black Series - 6 Inch

Disney Elite Series Darth Maul Drama

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2015 at 05:56 PM ET |

I am so glad I don't collect these [ugly] figures, because something like this would enrage me to the point of probably compromising my health. Nothing like this should be limited, especially with a new Star Wars film coming in addition to the low numbers of the Disney Elite Series figures. Only minutes after they went on sale via lottery system, over 50 listings instantly appeared on eBay. Save these for collectors, folks. Hope exists that they'll be available at DisneyStore.com, but only time will tell. Just wait until Boba Fett gets released. Sheesh!

FlashBack Review: 501st Legion Clone Trooper - 1:6 Scale Figure

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2015 at 03:11 PM ET |

501st Legion Clone Trooper

  • Collectible: 501st Legion Clone Trooper
  • Collection: Militaries Of Star Wars
  • Category: 1:6 Scale Figures
  • Review Sequence: #482
  • Original Publication Date: September 17, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 269th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

New TFA Figure(s) Revealed In Fast Company Interview Article

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2015 at 02:02 PM ET |

Site Fast Company interviews Hasbro designer director Steve Evans and post a few revealing images. Although the caption to the image below reads that these are 3.75" action figures, we're pretty certain that these are 6" versions instead, judging from the legs. Anyhow, we get a cleaner look at the alternate looks of the Poe Dameron figure! Special thanks to Tim M. for the alert!

TBS6 Asty (X-wing Pilot) Revealed!

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2015 at 08:09 AM ET |

We also have images of Asty (X-wing Pilot) from Ultimate Toy Collector to share with you. Click through for more!

Review: Guavian Enforcer - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figures (08)

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2015 at 12:25 AM ET |

The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Guavian Enforcer is beautiful. We can't wait to see what he does in Episode VII. But for now, see the 6" action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Guavian Enforcer

Facebook page Ultimate Toy Collector has reached out to us and sent us images of the new First Order TIE Fighter Pilot and First Order Snowtrooper. Check them out by clicking through!

FlashBack Review: R2-D2 - ROTS - III 48

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2015 at 04:57 PM ET |

R2-D2

  • Collectible: R2-D2 (III 48)
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1186
  • Original Publication Date: August 21, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,628th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Walmart Exclusive TBS 3.75" Line Hits ASDA In The UK!

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2015 at 12:13 PM ET |

The Walmart exclusive The Black Series line has hit the UK (ASDA stores)! JTA UK reader Toby sends us a report! Check it out!

Review: Poe Dameron - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figure (07)

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2015 at 12:01 AM ET |

The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Poe Dameron is getting a great deal of unnecessary flack. But we love it and we'll tell you why in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Poe Dameron

It's Everywhere!

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2015 at 11:51 PM ET |

If anyone may still question the omnipresent nature of The Force Awakens product launch, you needn't look any further than this image. JTA reader C. Trent sends us an image from the St. Louis airport!

Disney Elite Series Die Cast Figure Release Schedule

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2015 at 11:42 PM ET |

Check out the Disney Elite Series release schedule for their Die Cast Action Figures line!

Visual Guide Update - Captain Phasma (06) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | September 26, 2015 at 11:38 PM ET |

The Black Series 6 Inch Captain Phasma (06) is our latest entry in our Visual Guides. While not as shiny as one would hope, this is still a pretty great likeness! Click below for a look at this figure, and read our full analysis in our Research Droids Review.

Captain Phasma (06) - The Black Series - 6 Inch

ToysRUs.com Unable To Fulfill All First Order Stormtrooper Orders

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2015 at 11:36 PM ET |

Uh-oh. It seems that ToysRUs.com took too many orders for the First Order Stormtrooper. See what JTA reader Henry received in the mail today by clicking through.

The Black Series 6" Restocks Popping Up Everywhere!

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2015 at 10:55 PM ET |

JTA reader Jeffrey S. sends us word that his local TARGET, Kmart and Walmart stores are restocking The Black Series 6" figures. We can confirm the same in our area of Philly as well. You may want to get out there again and start looking again!

More Reports: The Black Series 6" Wave 2 Found At Walgreens!

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2015 at 10:50 PM ET |

JTA reader Eric C. has found The Black Series wave 2 (Phasma, Poe Dameron et. al.) at Walgreens! Click the images below for the proof!

    

The Black Series 6" C-3PO Revealed Via Bootleg Figure?

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2015 at 04:39 PM ET |

Could The Black Series C-3PO finally be revealed? We're inclined to believe yes it has, but that's just a guess. JTA reader Julian C. sends us images to our Facebook page of bootleg The Black Series 6" Star Wars figures. Yes, it's a bootleg, but as you know from past bootlegs, they (whoever "they" are) actually cast these figures from the actual Hasbro figures. If you recall, C-3PO has been confirmed as a "coming soon" TBS6 figure for a LONG TIME now. Not only has Hasbro confirmed it to us, but he was also confirmed through an exclusive JTA reveal from June when the fussy protocol droid appeared in a Walmart computer listing. Let's hope the final figure looks better than this one does (thanks to vac-metallization and better use of articulation)! Again, this is us just surmising as we could be way off the mark here. But we imagine that the molds must have arrived at some plant in China now and production was halted because of the vac-metallization issue. We'll just have to wait and see obviously.

FlashBack Review: Utapaun Warrior - ROTS - III 53

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2015 at 04:23 PM ET |

Utapaun Warrior

  • Collectible: Utapaun Warrior (III 53)
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1092
  • Original Publication Date: May 19, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,232nd most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

The Black Series 6" Resistance Trooper Revealed!

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2015 at 11:35 AM ET |

JTA reader Mike M. sends us images from a Facebook post by Ultimate Toy Collector of the upcoming Resistance Trooper TBS6 figure. Check them out!

    

Review: Captain Phasma - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figure (06)

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2015 at 12:10 AM ET |

The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Captain Phasma is a hot figure in many ways. Find out why you'll probably want her too no matter what your action figure preference is at the moment. It's all in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Captain Phasma

Hasbro Battle Action Millennium Falcon Product Demo!

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2015 at 05:54 PM ET |

We also have the Millennium Falcon product demo to show you too!

Canadian Collectors: Save Money On TFA Figures At Atlantic Superstores!

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2015 at 04:32 PM ET |

Hey Canadian collectors! JTA reader Bruno B. has a suggestion to help you save money, but you need to have an Atlantic Superstore in your area. Click through for more!

FlashBack Review: Mustafar Sentry - ROTS - III 56

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2015 at 01:56 PM ET |

Mustafar Sentry

  • Collectible: Mustafar Sentry (III 56)
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1046
  • Original Publication Date: April 3, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 784th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection Coming January 2016

Posted by Chuck | September 25, 2015 at 12:54 PM ET |

Several of our readers were just talking about vinyl when we posted about the TFA soundtrack, and now StarWars.com has officially announced 3 different sets, including Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection. Read the details here, and pre-order this set on Amazon.com for a January 8 release. Also available: Star Wars: The Ultimate Soundtrack Edition and tar Wars: The Ultimate Digital Collection.

Star Wars Command Epic Assault Playset: Rancor Revenge Set Discounted

Posted by Chuck | September 25, 2015 at 12:10 PM ET |

JTA reader John D. alerts us to the availablilty of the formerly 'cancelled' Command Epic Assault Figures & Vehicles Playset: Rancor Revenge with Jabba the Hutt set. It's been discounted on Amazon for $29.95 for those interested in this series. Thanks for the alert John!

TBS6 Kylo Ren Is ONCE AGAIN in STOCK For $19.99!

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2015 at 12:04 PM ET |

The Black Series 6" Kylo Ren is once again in stock for $19.99 at Amazon.com!

Update: Out of stock. Keep checking back because this has been in and out of stock frequently all week!

Kylo Ren Ultimate FX Lightsaber BACK IN STOCK At Amazon.com!

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2015 at 10:07 AM ET |

Hurry! Amazon has it back in stock for only $194.99 with low shipping the Kylo Ren Deluxe Force FX Lightsaber right now. If you are looking for this you can grab it now, $5 cheaper than TARGET and low cost shipping!

Great New Two-Packs Revision Case Coming! BB-8 Should Be Plentiful!

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2015 at 09:14 AM ET |

In case you didn't get the memo, collectors of The Force Awakens line should feel some relief as a great new case revision of the Two-Packs wave 1 has been announced by Entertainment Earth. It appears BB-8 will be plentiful!

Review: BB-8/Unkar's Thug/Jakku Scavenger - TFA - Two-Packs

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2015 at 12:05 AM ET |

Another pretty sweet multipack is the BB-8/Unkar's Thug/Jakku Scavenger in the "Two-Pack" line. Check them out in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

BB-8/Unkar's Thug/Jakku Scavenger

Sphero BB-8 IN STOCK Also At Brookstone.com!

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2015 at 09:59 PM ET |

And if you need just one more purchasing option for the Sphero BB-8, Brookstone.com has it in stock too! Use CODE SHIP99 for FREE shipping too! (It's available through Amazon.com via Brookstone but you have to pay $22.99 for shipping. That is waved however if you used the coupon code on Brookstone's website.)

HURRY! TBS6 First Order Stormtrooper IN STOCK At TRU.com!

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2015 at 08:52 PM ET |

The Black Series 6" First Order Stormtrooper is IN STOCK at ToysRUs.com for $19.99 and will ship for FREE because it is over $19! HURRY! Special thanks to JTA reader Jim for the alert!

UPDATE: All of wave 1 is in stock too!

Jabba's Rancor Pit IN STOCK Once Again At ToysRUs.com!

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2015 at 07:46 PM ET |

The Toys R Us exclusive Jabba's Rancor Pit is IN STOCK for $129.99 with FREE SHIPPING. As you know, this sold out quickly and hasn't been back in stock for a while now. Special thanks to JTA reader Chris M. for the alert!

Visual Guide Update - Darth Vader/Ahsoka Tano - TFA - 2-packs

Posted by Chuck | September 24, 2015 at 06:54 PM ET |

The Darth Vader/Ahsoka Tano 2-pack makes its way to our Visual Guides tonight. Click the thumbnail below to check out this set, and read all the details in our full review right here.

Darth Vader/Ahsoka Tano - The Force Awakens - 2-packs

TRU Exclusive Kylo Ren Ultimate FX Lightsaber Found In NJ!

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2015 at 06:19 PM ET |

JTA reader Les Dudis has found the Toys R Us exclusive Kylo Ren Ultimate FX lightsaber. Click through for his report!

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles - TBS6 Phasma And More!

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2015 at 06:11 PM ET |

Pre-order The Black Series 6' Captain Phasma as well as all the others including a case pack of First Order Stormtroopers from The Force Awakens for $19.99 each at JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles!

FlashBack Review: Ask Aak - ROTS - III 46

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2015 at 04:59 PM ET |

Ask Aak

  • Collectible: Ask Aak (III 46)
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1025
  • Original Publication Date: May 13, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,364th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Review: Darth Vader/Ahsoka Tano - TFA - Two-Pack

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2015 at 12:40 AM ET |

We waited forever for this set. Now it's hitting retail left and right. Check out the Darth Vader/Ahsoka Tano Two-Pack from The Force Awakens line in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Vader/Ahsoka Tano

TFA Battle Action Millennium Falcon Pre-order on Amazon.co.uk

Posted by Chuck | September 23, 2015 at 10:49 PM ET |

Attention UK readers... the Amazon.co.uk site has the The Force Awakens Battle Action Millennium Falcon available for pre-order, with free delivery in the UK. Click here for the full posting!

Kylo Ren Deluxe FX Lightsaber Back In Stock!

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2015 at 09:35 PM ET |

Hurry, It's back in stock! Amazon has the Kylo Ren Deluxe Force FX Lightsaber for $199.99 right now. If you are looking for this you can grab it now with FREE shipping!

Please Vote For Hasbro's Mark Boudreaux For Toy Designer Of The Year!

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2015 at 09:21 PM ET |

Mark graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.S. in Industrial Design. In 1977, as a co-op, he started working at Kenner Toys and has developed Star Wars product at Hasbro for 38 years. Mark is a Senior Principal Product Designer in Boy’s Toys, and has worked on the six original Star Wars films, EPVII and The Clone Wars and Rebels animated TV series. Mark has designed all five of the 3-3/4” Millennium Falcons, including the new The Force Awakens ‘Battle Action” version, and has action figures produced of his likeness. In February of 2015, Mark was inducted into the Toy Collector’s Hall of Fame. Please vote for him as Toy Designer of the Year at Toy & Game Inventor Awards! And please spread the word so that others may vote for him as well!

Hasbro Battle Action Millennium Falcon Commercial!

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2015 at 07:08 PM ET |

Check it out! We have the official Hasbro Battle Action Millennium Falcon commercial to show you!!

Found! TRU Exclusive Special Forces First Order TIE Fighter Hits TRU!

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2015 at 06:02 PM ET |

Found! The Toys R Us exclusive "dusty" Special Forces TIE Fighter has been found at Toys R Us in southern California. Special thanks to JTA reader Jair A. for the images and store report!

    

Rumor Report: Force Friday Continues?

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2015 at 05:51 PM ET |

Force Friday continues? That's what we have just learned. As always, we suggest taking every rumor that isn't confirmed by Hasbro with a grain of salt of course, but sources close to us say that Hasbro will continue launching new products once a month through December on a Friday. The next "launch" is October 9th supposedly (which makes a whole lot of sense based on our official statement from Hasbro we posted earlier today) and November's date is the 6th. Of course, distribution doesn't mean every location will get products at the same time, but it is expected we'll start seeing trends of new products arriving across the country in relatively the same time frame. In the "October 9th launch", it's expected that we'll see The Black Series 3.75" wave 2 from Walmart as well as the Nerf Millennium Falcon (among other things).

FlashBack Review: Luke Skywalker [Deleted Scenes] - TLC - BD 2

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2015 at 05:01 PM ET |

Luke Skywalker

  • Collectible: Luke Skywalker (BD 2)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #69
  • Original Publication Date: July 31, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 749th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Captain Phasma Hero Series Images (Revealed?)

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2015 at 04:53 PM ET |

This is something we haven't seen to date, but that doesn't mean it wasn't revealed somewhere else. But our friends at StarWarsFiguren.com alert our attention to the Hero Series scaled Captain Phasma 12-inch figure. Check it out!

Sphero BB-8 IN STOCK At Sprint.com!

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2015 at 02:38 PM ET |

If you're waiting for Amazon to restock the Sphero BB-8, then don't waste any more of your time. Sprint.com has it in stock right now for $149.99! Click through to order yours! Special thanks to JTA reader Dan for the alert!

The Black Series Force FX Deluxe Lightsaber on Amazon for $194.99

Posted by Chuck | September 23, 2015 at 01:42 PM ET |

Hurry, only 3 left! 3rd party Amazon seller YoYo has the Kylo Ren Deluxe Force FX Lightsaber for $194.99 right now. If you are looking for this you can grab it now, $5 cheaper than TARGET and FREE shipping!

UPDATE: Gone!

UPDATE 2: Back in stock, this time for $199.99 with free shipping!

New The Black Series 3.75" Walmart Exclusives Revealed!

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2015 at 01:17 PM ET |

Walmart had finally updated pictures to the remaining The Black Series 3.75" exclusives. Special thanks to Indysolo007 for tipping us off that these have been posted!

See complete details for:

Finn (Jakku)

Rey (Jakku)

Han Solo

Poe Dameron

And be sure to see this article for links to the other figures that have already been revealed like Princess Leia Organa, Kylo Ren and First Order Stormtrooper.

We reached out to Hasbro via Hunter PR for an official statement on the seemingly limited availability of most of the toys from The Force Awakens Force Friday launch. We also have a statement about the Walmart exclusive The Black Series 3.75" wave 2 which most of us have been waiting on pins and needles to learn more. We can now share it with you. Click through for more!

TBS6 Kylo Ren IN STOCK Again At Amazon.com!

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2015 at 08:08 AM ET |

The Black Series 6" Kylo Ren is once again in stock for $19.99 at Amazon.com!

Review: Luke Skywalker - TFA - Armor Up (Desert)

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2015 at 12:10 AM ET |

The longer we try to understand the Armor Up concept, the more it confuses us. We have another one to check out. Let us look at Luke Skywalker next. He is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Luke Skywalker

Visual Guide Update - Boba Fett - The Force Awakens - Armor Up

Posted by Chuck | September 22, 2015 at 06:07 PM ET |

Boba Fett gets repacked in the Armor Up line, and you get to pay more for him! But hey, he has that cool piece of outer-armor-protector-protector (SNL fans will get that)! Click below for our full guide, and see if this figure is any different than its predecessor by reading up on the details in our full review.

Boba Fett - The Force Awakens - Armor Up

TBS6 Kylo Ren IN STOCK At Amazon.com!

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2015 at 05:15 PM ET |

The Black Series 6" Kylo Ren is in stock for $19.99 at Amazon.com!

  

FlashBack Review: Desert Skiff With Anakin Skywalker - TCW [S2] - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2015 at 05:10 PM ET |

Desert Skiff With Anakin Skywalker

  • Collectible: Desert Skiff With Anakin Skywalker
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Deluxe/Class I
  • Review Sequence: #275
  • Original Publication Date: February 22, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,169th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

The Black Series 6" Anakin Skywalker (ROTS) In Stock At Gamestop!

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2015 at 03:19 PM ET |

Gamestop.com has The Black Series 6" Anakin Skywalker in stock for $22.99! Grab him before he's gone forever! Special thanks to Chris A. for the alert!

UPDATE: It looks out of stock now. But do a store check using the tool on the same page as this product is featured. I found one down the street from me. Just picked it up!

Pre-order The TBS6 Special Force TIE Fighter From Dorkside Toys!

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2015 at 02:26 PM ET |

Get The Black Series 6" Special Forces TIE Fighter from JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys for $174.99 with FREE shipping! Estimated arrival is October packed by collectors who will care for this massive beast. Click through for more!

TBS Six Inch First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter Pre-order On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | September 22, 2015 at 02:24 PM ET |

Amazon has another The Black Series pre-order live! This time it's the 6 Inch First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter! This comes with a hefty $169.99 price tag, but it is quite an impressive sculpt for this scale. Also, Amazon will adjust your pre-order price for items that it puts on sale later. This high price could drop as it gets closer to the October 31st release date. Click through for the full listing!

TBS6 Wampa And Luke Skywalker Deluxe Set For $29.74 + FREE Shipping!

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2015 at 02:11 PM ET |

Alert! Get The Black Series 6" Wampa And Luke Skywalker Deluxe set for $29.74 with FREE shipping from Hasbro Toy Shop's eBay page! Be sure to check out the other goodies they have in stock too! Special thanks to JTA reader scram for the alert!

Amazon Exclusive 7-Pack Delayed Until January 30, 2016!

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2015 at 10:45 AM ET |

We have just learned that the Amazon exclusive 7-pack has been delayed until January 30, 2016. Special thanks to all the readers that forwarded their Amazon emails to us!

UPDATE: Some emails are now saying February 3rd – February 6th availability, like my email said.

Limited Number of Sarco Plank Build A Weapon In Stock On Amazon!

Posted by Chuck | September 22, 2015 at 10:07 AM ET |

Amazon had the Sarco Plank Build A Weapon figure in stock, but only a few are left (8) as of this post! Hurry if you want to get it! Thanks Mike R. for the tip!

Update: That went quick! Sold out!

Review: Boba Fett - TFA - Armor Up (Desert)

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2015 at 12:35 AM ET |

The longer we try to understand the Armor Up concept, the more it confuses us. Anyway, check out Boba Fett with ridiculous body armor in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Boba Fett

Huge displays of The Black Series figures are beginning to arrive at Walgreens. JTA reader Sean U. sends us the proof and his store report. Check it out! Click through for his report.

Discount Rebels Mission Series Found!

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2015 at 07:50 PM ET |

Marc's grocery stores have Rebels Mission Series two-packs on discount. JTA reader Chris sends us the news. Click through for his report.

When He Saw Its Face, Now He's A Believer....

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2015 at 07:47 PM ET |

JTA reader and friend Arnold C. lets us know he has had success at his local Walgreens. Even he is a believer now. Click through for his report.

FlashBack Review: 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper (Coruscant) - 1:6 Scale

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2015 at 04:51 PM ET |

41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper (Coruscant)

  • Collectible: 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper (Coruscant)
  • Collection: Militaries Of Star Wars
  • Category: 1:6 Scale Figures
  • Review Sequence: #457
  • Original Publication Date: August 23, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 144th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Walmart Exclusive 3.75" Line: Good News And Bad News

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2015 at 01:18 PM ET |

So, the good news surrounding the Walmart exclusive The Black Series 3.75" line is that they are selling quite well. We have received multiple reports from surprised readers of how their local stores have these figures and now they're history. (Hopefully wave 1 wasn't produced in TPM 3D quantities and waiting to arrive from a warehouse somewhere.) The bad news (if you ordered these online) is that they're arriving with huge white stickers covering up half the box.

Pre-order Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack

Posted by Chuck | September 21, 2015 at 10:25 AM ET |

Make sure to pre-order the Star Wars: The Force Awakens soundtrack! In this day and age of digital, purists and old-schoolers like myself will still want to have the hard copy CD to add to their collection! Due to arrive on December 18th, just in time for the movie!

Review: First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter - TFA - Class III Vehicle

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2015 at 12:10 AM ET |

Here is another sigh. A great sculpt, but much too small and much too rubbery, the First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter will just not meet stringent collectors' tastes. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter

Dollar General Has Plenty Of TFA Basic Figures!

Posted by Paul | September 20, 2015 at 09:31 PM ET |

For those of you that have Dollar General chains near you, JTA reader Jeff M. has written in letting us know that he found all of The Force Awakens 3.75" figures there still. As you recall, we provided an exclusive look at their Force Friday plans and it seems that they're delivering. It might be worth your while to go check things out there.

Visual Guide Update - Poe Dameron - The Force Awakens - Armor Up

Posted by Chuck | September 20, 2015 at 09:14 PM ET |

The Armor Up series has been a controversial series for collectors, but nevertheless we are still reviewing and archiving them for all to check out. Tonight we add Poe Dameron to our Visual Guides, and earlier today we laid out our full Research Droids Review for you. Keep checking back as we continue to add The Force Awakens Visual Guides, and if you've missed any stop by our Visual Guide channel to catch up!

Poe Dameron - The Force Awakens - Armor Up

Jakks Pacific Yoda Hits France

Posted by Paul | September 20, 2015 at 08:35 PM ET |

JTA reader Patrice P. sends us a store report that the Jakks Pacific Yoda has hit France. I believe there have been a few USA reports also. Admittedly, this figure reminds me a lot of the 1980/1981 Yoda puppet from the Kenner line.

A Closer Look At The Disney Droid Factory Astromech Multipack

Posted by Paul | September 20, 2015 at 08:27 PM ET |

You saw us bring attention to this multipack a while ago, but now we have a closer look. JTA reader Bradley S. graciously sends us boxed images of the new Disney Droid Facotory Astromech 4-pack now hitting the theme parks. It retails for just under $30 and comes with Build A Droid versions of astromechs we have seen before as well as an all-new character. Interestingly, the box declares that these are from The Force Awakens. I guess we will just have to wait and see. Perhaps the most interesting addition here is an R0 unit, a first for Star Wars. Anyway, click each thumbnail for a closer look.

      

More Walgreens Store Reports!

Posted by Paul | September 20, 2015 at 08:14 PM ET |

Our readers are still finding The Force Awakens and The Black Series products at Walgreens. We wish we could say the same thing in our areas. JTA reader Jim M. sends us the latest report Click through for more!

    

Poe Dameron Head Swap

Posted by Paul | September 20, 2015 at 05:06 PM ET |

Some of our readers had asked in our review of the Armor Up Poe Dameron figure if the head could be placed on the Build A Weapon figure. The short answer is yes, although it does fit on a tad too loosely for our liking. Of course, a removable helmet version comes with the pack-in figure, but if you want to avoid paying $50 for something that is worth about half that price, you can save money this way. Check it out by clicking the image below.

FlashBack Review: Imperial Shock Trooper - 1:6 Scale Figure

Posted by Paul | September 20, 2015 at 04:57 PM ET |

Imperial Shock Trooper

  • Collectible: Imperial Shock Trooper
  • Collection: Militaries Of Star Wars
  • Category: 1:6 Scale Figures
  • Review Sequence: #205
  • Original Publication Date: December 14, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 300th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Review: Poe Dameron - TFA - Armor Up (Space)

Posted by Paul | September 20, 2015 at 12:33 AM ET |

Sigh. Such great sculpts with inhibited articulation make us blue. Poe Dameron in the Armor Up sub-line is a total rip off, but he's actually a nice action figure. Just pick one with good paint operations. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Poe Dameron

Visual Guide Update - Finn (Jakku) (01) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | September 19, 2015 at 09:12 PM ET |

Tonight we take a look at Finn (Jakku) (01) from The Black Series 6 Inch line. Click below to check out the full Visual Guide. We also have a look at this figure in our full review right here from earlier today.

Finn (Jakku) (01) - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase III]

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 19, 2015 at 07:57 PM ET |

Brian's Toys features several new The Force Awakens pre-orders from Hot Toys! Pre-order the sixth scale Kylo Ren action figure or the Heavy Gunner & Stormtrooper 2-pack. 

Check out a whole new batch of Vintage AFA graded items from accessories to carded figures.  Go to http://www.brianstoys.com for the complete newsletter.

Brian's Toys

FlashBack Review: Luminara Unduli - ROTS - III 31

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2015 at 04:37 PM ET |

Luminara Unduli

  • Collectible: Luminara Unduli (III 31)
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1040
  • Original Publication Date: March 28, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 726th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Indigo/Chapters Reveals TFA 5-Pack (Repacks) Which Includes BB-8!

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2015 at 12:56 PM ET |

JTA reader Allan T. draws our attention to a newly revealed The Force Awakens 5-pack which includes BB-8 among four other TFA action figures at Indigo.com (a Canadian Barnes & Noble type of store). He discovered this set from the Snowtroopers.ca forums. Check it out!

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale First Order Snowtroopers Available For Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | September 19, 2015 at 09:23 AM ET |

Sideshow collectibles has the newly announced Hot Toys First Order Snowtroopers up for pre-order. You can pick them up individually, or save a few bucks and pick them up as a set.

   

Kmart Exclusive Kylo Ren Back Up For Pre-order!

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2015 at 07:33 AM ET |

Hurry! The Kmart exclusive The Black Series 6" Kylo Ren is up ONCE AGAIN for pre-order with a November 25, 2015 release date at Kmart.com! Special thanks to Mike R and Brian and Zulithe and the others who wrote in to let us know!

UPDATE 1: Once again, it is suggested you order via a computer and NOT a mobile device as people are still having trouble via mobile devices (like saying it's out of stock when it isn't).

UPDATE 2: Out of stock as of 8:30 AM (EDT).

UPDATE 3: It's toggling in and out of stock. Good luck to all.

Review: Finn (Jakku) - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figure (01)

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2015 at 12:55 AM ET |

The Black Series [Phase III] Finn (Jakku) figure is pretty excellent. See why we like it so much in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Finn (Jakku)

Visual Guide Update - First Order Stormtrooper - TFA - Build A Weapon

Posted by Chuck | September 18, 2015 at 10:19 PM ET |

Our The Force Awakens updates keep on rolling. Next up for the Build A Weapon series is the First Order Stormtrooper. Click below for the full Visual Guide. Make sure to stop by and read our full Research Droids Review for the full details on what to expect from this figure.

First Order Stormtrooper - Build A Weapon - The Force Awakens

FOUND! The Black Series [P3] Phasma/Dameron/Zuvio Wave 2 At Walgreens!

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2015 at 09:24 PM ET |

JTA reader Paul G. has unbelievably found The Black Series [Phase III] wave 2 at his local Walgreens including Poe Dameron and Constable Zuvio. He also found a super rare version of IG-88! Click through for his report!

    

Kohls.com Has The Force Awakens Figures In Stock!

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2015 at 07:38 PM ET |

JTA reader Jim M. alerts our attention to in stock The Force Awakens (like Captain Phasma) and The Black Series figures (like the hard to find First Order Stormtrooper) at Kohls.com. Yes, the prices are higher, but they are running a friends and family discount now (we're told it's SHARE20 and it expires 09/20/15) where the basic figures ring up for around $8 and change when all is said and done. Click through for more! And see what they have in stock by clicking HERE!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 18, 2015 at 06:36 PM ET |

Click through to check out this week's new arrivals and new pre-orders from Big Bad Toy Store!

DEEP DISCOUNT SALE - Prices have just been reduced to 50% to 90% off list price on 1350 items! Don’t miss the chance to stock up and save because these deals are too good to pass up!

Big Bad Toy Store

FlashBack Review: Mace Windu - ROTS - III 10

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2015 at 03:44 PM ET |

Mace Windu

  • Collectible: Mace Windu (III 10)
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1183
  • Original Publication Date: August 18, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,195th most visited review
  • Score: 1.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Wave 2 Build A Weapon Available On Amazon: Asty and Kanan

Posted by Chuck | September 18, 2015 at 10:42 AM ET |

It looks like the next Build A Weapon wave is starting to hit Amazon. So far only Asty and Kanan have showed up, but keep an eye out for more. Thank you JTA reader Mike for letting us know!

  

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale The Force Awakens First Order Snowtrooper Commander

Posted by Chuck | September 18, 2015 at 08:47 AM ET |

What would be a trooper without a commander? Hot Toys has it right! Check out the newly announced 1/6th scale First Order Snowtrooper Commander.

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale The Force Awakens First Order Snowtrooper

Posted by Chuck | September 18, 2015 at 08:36 AM ET |

Hot Toys has announced the next release to their highly detailed sixth scale line: First Order Snowtrooper. Click through for the details on this amazing looking figure!

Review: First Order Stormtrooper - TFA - Build A Weapon (Snow)

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2015 at 12:35 AM ET |

Sad to say, this is what the main line First Order Stormtrooper looks like. See why it doesn't please us that army builders are so minimally articulated in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

First Order Stormtrooper

JC Penney Has TFA X-wing Pilot Asty/Sarco Plank Wave

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2015 at 11:12 PM ET |

JTA reader Christopher L. also tipped us off that JC Penney is also carrying the latest wave of The Force Awakens figures. That's where we found Sarco Plank and X-wing Pilot Asty tonight. They are marked at a laughable $20 each, but they rang up on sale for $13.99 each (still a crime for a 5POA figure). Anyway, check out his report!

Rebels Season 2 Returns October 14th!

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2015 at 11:06 PM ET |

"Star Wars Rebels" returns WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. Click through to see the trailer!

Kohls Is Still Coming Through For TFA Collectors!

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2015 at 10:57 PM ET |

JTA reader Christopher L. lets us know that Kohl's seems to be a great place to find popular and new figures. Click through for his report.

    

Visual Guide Update - Constable Zuvio - TFA - Build A Weapon

Posted by Chuck | September 17, 2015 at 10:50 PM ET |

Check out tonights Visual Guide update featuring Constable Zuvio from the Build A Weapon line. Click below for full details. We also have our full review available as well. Visit both of them today!

Constable Zuvio - Build A Weapon - The Force Awakens

TARGET Puts Class I Vehicles On Sale For $19.99 Each

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2015 at 10:50 PM ET |

JTA reader Derek as well as yours truly can confirm that TARGET is running a sale on Class I vehicles. They're down to $19.99. Now is the time to buy them if you need them as they're $5 off. We have seen this priced for $19.99 at other retail outlets however. It all depends on your area we suppose.

New TFA Photo Galleries Added: Sarco Plank, Asty And Droids Two-Pack!

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2015 at 10:16 PM ET |

We have added complete galleries and Collector Notes for X-wing Pilot Asty, Sarco Plank and the R2-D2/C-3PO Two-Pack: all from The Force Awakens line. Check them out!

       

FlashBack Review: Darth Vader - ROTS - III 11

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2015 at 06:42 PM ET |

Darth Vader

  • Collectible: Darth Vader (III 11)
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1157
  • Original Publication Date: July 23, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 995th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

The Force Awakens Two-Packs Now Arriving At Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2015 at 02:31 PM ET |

JTA reader Sean sends us photographic evidence that The Force Awakens Two-Packs are showing up at Toys R Us now! You have anew place to look for these figures now!

Walmart Exclusive TBS 3.75" Line To Become ASDA Exclusives In UK?

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2015 at 12:07 PM ET |

JTA Facebook reader Kyle O. has informed us that he reached out to Hasbro UK and they confirmed that the UK will indeed be seeing The Black Series 3.75" Walmart exclusives at ASDA. Now, we aren't able to confirm this beyond the message he relayed to us, but hopefully this will be announced in some official capacity by Hasbro UK in the near future.

UPDATE: Our friends at Jedi News reported this news yesterday and it is officially confirmed.

Argos/Vision Exclusive TBS6 FO Stormtrooper/Poe Dameron Two-Pack!

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2015 at 11:22 AM ET |

JTA reader Paul H. (not me) from the UK has tipped us off to another new post at Order Sixty Six Toys. If you haven't seen it before, this is the Argos exclusive First Order Stormtrooper and Poe Dameron two-pack. It has been suggested by many that this might just be the TARGET exclusive TBS 2-pack that has shown up on rumor lists (although this claim has yet to be confirmed). Check it out though!

UPDATE: We just learned that this news originated from member Zulithe in Rebelscum's forums (who is also one of our readers).

New Hasbro Toy Shop PROMO Code But No Stock

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2015 at 11:04 AM ET |

HasbroToyShop.com is offering a new promo code FALL15 for 15% off your order plus FREE shipping on orders over $25. The kicker for Star Wars fans? They only have 2 basic figures in stock. And one of them is an Armor Up figure! When you go to their home page, Star Wars isn't even a brand featured or listed on the front page. Does anyone else find this bizarre with a new product launch? We have reached out to Hasbro for comment on the low stock of The Force Awakens product (in general) but they haven't replied.

CONFIRMED: SWE7 TBS6 Villain Trooper BLUE = FO Snowtrooper Officer

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2015 at 08:38 AM ET |

CONFIRMED! We have just learned that the Toys R Us exclusive The Black Series Six Inch First Order Snowtrooper Officer is labeled SW E7 BLACK SERIES VILLAIN TROOPER BLUE on the case. So this is the figure that has been coming up on our rumor reports as Blue Trooper/Trooper Blue. At the moment none of us should expect a Clone Lieutenant or anything similar. Sincerest thanks to JTA UK reader David N. for the images.

   

Review: Constable Zuvio - TFA - Build A Weapon (Desert)

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2015 at 12:10 AM ET |

The rumors keep getting stronger and stronger that he is in some way connected to Boba Fett. We'll wait for the film before we make judgment on that. But the fact of the matter is that we're warming up more and more to Constable Zuvio. Check him out in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Constable Zuvio

Visual Guide Update - Resistance Trooper - TFA - Build A Weapon

Posted by Chuck | September 16, 2015 at 11:08 PM ET |

Our Visual Guide tonight goes back to the Build A Weapon line of basic figures, featuring the Resistance Trooper. Click below for the guide page, and read our fully detailed review of this trooper right here.

Resitance Trooper - Build A Weapon - The Force Awakens

Another TFA Two-Pack Store Find In Milwaukee

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2015 at 07:34 PM ET |

JTA reader Matthew V. also sends us a TFA two-packs store report from Milwaukee.

The Force Awakens Two-Packs Keep Hitting TARGET!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2015 at 07:29 PM ET |

JTA reader Darth Janus also sends us additional confirmation that The Force Awakens two-packs are making frequent appearances at TARGET. Darth Janus is from the MA area . Yours truly also found them in PA. And there are a ton of other reports too.

More TFA Build A Weapon Wave 2 Finds At Kohls

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2015 at 07:26 PM ET |

This is just a reminder in case you haven't heard yet, but Kohl's is still getting wave 2 of the Build A Weapon figures which includes Sarco Plank and Asty. Special thanks to Darth Janus for the report!

Swift Enough To Secure An Incomplete Captain Phasma!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2015 at 07:21 PM ET |

JTA reader John L. was extremely excited when he was able to secure The Black Series 6" Captain Phasma from the recent Amazon sale. But he was disappointed when it arrived. Click through for his story.

The Black Series 6" Kylo Ren Is Really Getting Out There Now!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2015 at 06:54 PM ET |

It all depends on where you live of course, but we are personally seeing trends as well as hearing about them from our readers that The Black Series [P3] 6" Kylo Ren is becoming more and more plentiful. This of course is because he was smartly packed at two per case. It doesn't mean he is a peg-warmer yet. We wish we could say the same of the First Order Stormtrooper. He needs a solid case if you ask us! Special thanks to JTA reader Kelley for the photographic evidence.

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles - New TFA Arrivals!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2015 at 06:44 PM ET |

New The Force Awakens merchandise is arriving at JTA sponsor NJ Toys and Collectibles. Make sure you're all caught up and check out their latest news HERE!

Toys R Us officially announces two products exclusive to their stores. The email, sent to select TRU customers announce Kylo Ren's F/X lightsaber for an October release and the First Order Special Force TIE Fighter (Desert Damage) vehicle for a November release.

FlashBack Review: Plo Koon - ROTS - III 16

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2015 at 05:51 PM ET |

Plo Koon

  • Collectible: Plo Koon (III 16)
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1058
  • Original Publication Date: April 15, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,378th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Star Wars: Battlefront Imperial Shock Trooper Foreign Pre-order Live!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2015 at 11:18 AM ET |

You can order the Battlefront Imperial Shock Trooper at JTA affiliate Order Sixty Six Toys in Northern Ireland right now for an approximate March 2016 availability date. We don't know any information about this figure's availability in the USA yet. Order Sixty Six Toys also has many other exclusives available. If you live outside the USA, it might be worth your while securing them here. Check them out!

UPDATE: Out of stock at Order Sixty Six Toys!

Hasbro Pulse Offers "Sneak Peek" At The Black Series 6" Wave 2

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2015 at 09:11 AM ET |

Once again eagerly posting information that may be better off in media outlets entitled Yesterday's News or Behind The Times, Hasbro Pulse offers "Sneak Peek" looks at wave 2 of The Black Series [Phase III] figures. What's even crazier is that they've watermarked their own images. Totally bizarre! If you want complete looks at these beautiful figures, check them our RIGHT NOW in our RDRs database. Our written analyses aren't finished, but everything else is.... including the photo galleries.

The Black Series 6" SW Battlefront Imperial Shock Trooper Revealed!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2015 at 07:42 AM ET |

Our friends at StarWarsFiguren.com have tipped us off to another exclusive The Black Series 6" figure. Roughly translated using Google Translate, the text in their forums says "From Hasbro's Star Wars Black Series this exclusive action figure of an Imperial Shock Troopers comes from the video game " Star Wars Battlefront ". It is about 15 cm tall and comes with accessories in a window box." We are also waiting for more information on this figure.

Review: Resistance Trooper - TFA - Build A Weapon (Space)

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2015 at 12:45 AM ET |

How can he possibly see through those opaque yellow goggles? We suppose it doesn't matter. The Resistance Trooper is not a terrible action figure from the neck down, but it definitely needs a new head sculpt. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Resistance Trooper

Visual Guide Update - Chewbacca - The Black Series Exclusive

Posted by Chuck | September 15, 2015 at 10:28 PM ET |

Tonight's Visual Guide takes a look at Chewbacca, from the "new" The Black Series 3.75" wave, complete with a first for basic figues: new boxed packaging. Click below for the full guide page, and check out our complete review of this repack in our Research Droids Review!

Chewbacca - The Black Series - Walmart Exclusive

FlashBack Review: Count Dooku - ROTS - III 13

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2015 at 06:23 PM ET |

Count Dooku

  • Collectible: Count Dooku (III 13)
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1085
  • Original Publication Date: May 12, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,112nd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

The Force Awakens 3.75" Goss Toowers Revealed!

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2015 at 02:58 PM ET |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com have alerted us to the 3.75" Goss Toowers figure. He looks to be a close relative of Asty. We'll have to see to be sure. On a side note, it's utterly flabbergasting that Hasbro has not relayed this information to fan sites in an official capacity yet. It's simply mind blowing that we're learning about Hasbro's new Star Wars line through dribs and drabs and leaks on the internet.

The Force Awakens 3.75" PZ-4CO Revealed!

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2015 at 02:13 PM ET |

Our friends at Yakface.com have alerted us to another new 3.75" figure reveal. Check out PZ-4C0, a cool new droid in The Force Awakens. This MAY also be one of the figures in the upcoming Walmart exclusive The Black Series assortments. Our friends at BanthaSkull.com revealed a listing called Sidekick Battler Blue which may just be this character (but that is just a guess).

Could There Be A Connection Between Constable Zuvio And Boba Fett?

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2015 at 11:08 AM ET |

While photographing images for The Black Series [P3] Constable Zuvio figure, I couldn't help but notice what I would consider a relatively strong resemblance to Boba Fett, but in an unconventional way. Clearly Zuvio's face is nothing like Fett's supposedly looks like, but check out the costume a little more carefully. It looks like a deconstructed version of Boba Fett's up to an including the shoulder armor and the gauntlets. Heck, even the skirt looks like the hem has been ripped out of Fett's jumpsuit. Same color and everything. I honestly can't take credit for this connection.... after discussing these points with a friend I had learned that discussions similar to this have already occurred. But between the red, green, yellow and gray costume, the shape of the armor as well as the designs of color on them, could it be possible that there is indeed some connection between Constable Zuvio and our most favorite bounty hunter of all, Boba Fett?

    

Review: Chewbacca - TBS [P3] - 3.75 Inch Figures (Walmart Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2015 at 12:25 AM ET |

He makes up one-third of the first wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" Walmart exclusive figures, but will you want him is the real question you'll be asking yourself. You should know that Chewbacca is significantly repainted when compared to the 2004 VOTC version. See how so in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Chewbacca

3.75" General Hux And Guavian Enforcer Hit UK eBay

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2015 at 09:29 PM ET |

Our friends at the Wolfpack Podcast alerted us to two new The Force Awakens figures hitting eBay in the UK. The card back also reveals The Inquisitor. Check out the Guavian Enforcer and General Hux in 3.75" scale (the Build A Weapon line) on eBay!

    

Flashback Review: Mon Mothma - ROTS - III 24

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2015 at 06:18 PM ET |

Mon Mothma

  • Collectible: Mon Mothma (III 24)
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1098
  • Original Publication Date: May 25, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,302nd most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Pre-order The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Posted by Chuck | September 14, 2015 at 02:18 PM ET |

It wouldn't be a Star Wars movie without an Art of book! Amazon.com has The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens available for pre-order, with a December 18th release date. Although no cover art yet, you can also pre-order Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross Sections. Both of these are also due out in hardcover December 18th.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 14, 2015 at 12:30 PM ET |

END OF SUMMER SALE - Taking advantage of these sunny deals will help you enjoy the last remaining days of summer and find items at prices that are just too good to pass up!

Click through to see what other new pre-orders are available through Big Bad Toy Store!

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Kylo Ren - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figure (03)

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2015 at 12:15 AM ET |

The Black Series [Phase III] Kylo Ren is a pleasant surprise. See why you need him for your collection in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Kylo Ren

Flashback Review: Padmé - ROTS - III 19

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2015 at 06:25 PM ET |

Padmé

  • Collectible: Padmé (III 19)
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1055
  • Original Publication Date: April 12, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,036th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

New The Black Series [P3] 6-inch (Wave 2) Figures Added

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2015 at 05:05 PM ET |

We just added photo galleries and collector notes for the following The Black Series [Phase III] 6" figures. Check out new images for the Guavian Enforcer, Captain Phasma and Poe Dameron.

       

You Can Tell The SDCC FO Stormtrooper And The FO Stormtrooper (04) Apart

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2015 at 08:06 AM ET |

One of the coolest things about a new Star Wars product launch is that all the various Star Wars fan sites are beating to their own drum and focusing on different products all at once. Our friends at Rebelscum.com have posted their Photo Archive entry on the basic release of the TBS [P3] First Order Stormtrooper and the findings may irritate some while having no affect on others. But the First Order Stormtrooper (04) release is indeed slightly different than the SDCC version. Check out this comparison image for a better idea of how they differ.

Kmart Exclusive Kylo Ren Up For Pre-order!

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2015 at 07:51 AM ET |

Hurry! The Kmart exclusive The Black Series 6" Kylo Ren is up for pre-order with a November 8, 2015 release date at Kmart.com! Special thanks to Alex, Zim and Tom and the others who wrote in to let us know!

UPDATE 1: TIP – Order from a PC and NOT a mobile device. Mobile devices are saying that this is Out Of Stock and it definitely is in stock as of this UPDATE (8:09 AM).

UPDATE 2: It looks like it's out of stock for good now (this batch at least).

Review: Rey (Jakku) And BB-8 - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figures (02)

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2015 at 12:10 AM ET |

A very nice figure set in The Black Series [Phase III] lineup is Rey (Jakku) & BB-8. See why this set turned out better than first thought in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Rey (Jakku) & BB-8

TARGET Exclusive Hot Wheels Multipack Arrives

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2015 at 10:03 PM ET |

JTA reader Derek also sends news in that the TARGET exclusive Hot Wheels multipack has arrived with a gold Millennium Falcon and gold Slave I. Check it out up close by clicking the thumbnail below!

Unreal Disney Store Find!

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2015 at 09:57 PM ET |

JTA reader Derek has come across a larger than life store find at his local Disney store! Click through for his report!

Disney Store Adds Talking BB-8 To Their Popular Series!

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2015 at 09:54 PM ET |

Disneystore.com has just added a Talking BB-8 figure. It looks pretty fantastic!

Some Additional Food For Thought About The Walmart Exclusive TBS Line

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2015 at 09:31 PM ET |

Despite some harsh criticism I received for merely suggesting to support the Walmart exclusive The Black Series line, some people indeed did their part. Click through for an anonymous quick report!

Flashback Review: Clone Tank Gunner - TCW [S2] - CW36

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2015 at 07:06 PM ET |

Clone Tank Gunner

  • Collectible: Clone Tank Gunner (CW36)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #214
  • Original Publication Date: December 23, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,017th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

More And More Stuff Is Getting Added To Our RDRs....

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2015 at 05:56 PM ET |

This is just another reminder to keep checking out The Force Awakens RDR databse because stuff is continually being added. We just added the Darth Vader/Ahsoka Tano two-pack and the BB-8/Unkar's Thug/Jakku Scavenger three-pack.

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 12, 2015 at 04:25 PM ET |

Check out the Brian's Toys newsletter for some awesome Vintage finds including rare AFA-graded Imperial and Bespin Set 3-Packs.  It also features several rare 12 Back-A's and ungraded proof vehicle proof cards!

In addition, new The Force Awakens items have been added, including a full-scale First Order Stormtrooper helmet! Pre-Order yours today. Visit the newsletter right here!

Brian's Toys

Flametrooper Armor Up Variation

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2015 at 02:44 PM ET |

Well, here we go again! There is a variation out there already! JTA reader scram alerts us to a running change on the Flametrooper Armor Up figure. One is a straight repack of the Build A Weapon figure while the latest has black color flashes on its armor. See image for more detail!

Review: First Order Flametrooper - TFA - Armor Up (Space)

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2015 at 12:25 AM ET |

Here is another Armor Up figure. It's time to check out the First Order Flametrooper in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

First Order Flametrooper

9/11: Never Forget

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2015 at 10:40 PM ET |

JTA remembers those we lost during the horrific events of September 11, 2001 on this 14th anniversary. Please pray for peace.

More Store Reports Of The Force Awakens Two-Packs!

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2015 at 10:09 PM ET |

There are store reports all across the USA about the new The Force Awakens two-packs showing up. JTA reader Alex P. sends us the latets report. Use DPCI dcpi 087-06-3950 to find yours! Click through for more.

FlashBack Review: Stormtrooper Commander - 1:6 Scale Figure

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2015 at 06:24 PM ET |

Stormtrooper Commander

  • Collectible: Stormtrooper Commander
  • Collection: Militaries Of Star Wars
  • Category: 1:6 Scale Figures
  • Review Sequence: #209
  • Original Publication Date: December 18, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 591st most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

The Black Series [P2] 6" Darth Vader For $19.99!

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2015 at 05:11 PM ET |

Entertainment Earth is surprisingly taking pre-orders for The Black Series [Phase II] Darth Vader 6" figure arriving November 2015. As you know, this figure goes for almost $40 on Amazon and other aftermarkets, sadly. Place your order for $19.99 and see what other items you can grab to get FREE shipping!

Entertainment Earth's Latest The Force Awakens Merchandise

Posted by Chuck | September 11, 2015 at 04:00 PM ET |

Entertainment Earth just sent in all of their latest in-stock inventory. Click through to check out everything they have to offer. Of note, they have all of the The Black Series Wave 1 The Force Awakens six inch figures available to order with a September ship date.

The Black Series Six Inch Wave 2 In Stock On Amazon!

Posted by Chuck | September 11, 2015 at 02:43 PM ET |

Hurry! Wave 2 from The Black Series six inch line is in-stock on Amazon.com right now! Direct links to each figure below! Special thanks to JTA reader Michael W. for the alerts!

      

The 500GB PlayStation 4 Battlefront Bundle Available For Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | September 11, 2015 at 12:47 PM ET |

The 500GB PlayStation 4 Console - Star Wars Battlefront Bundle is officially up for pre-order on Amazon. Thank you to all readers who wrote in to let us know!

Poe Dameron's Blue X-wing Fighter Revealed!

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2015 at 10:41 AM ET |

Rebelscum reveals another repainted exclusive: Poe Dameron's blue X-wing fighter.

FOUND! TARGET Receives The Force Awakens Two-Packs

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2015 at 10:36 AM ET |

JTA reader Matthew has found The Force Awakens two-packs at his local TARGET in Louisville, KY.

The Black Series Six Inch First Order Stormtrooper In Stock On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | September 11, 2015 at 09:15 AM ET |

Amazon.com has the six inch First Order Stormtrooper back in stock! Hurry if you still want this! Thank you JTA reader Dom for letting us know! It looks like you can also pick up Chewbacca In Stock as well.

UPDATE: It's sold out.... for now.

Review: Chewbacca - TFA - Armor Up (Forest)

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2015 at 12:35 AM ET |

So. How does a toy company take a budget figure that would normally retail for $5.99 and add an up-charge of more than 150% and hope that people don't notice? It's easy. Give the figure nice deluxe packaging and add a single extra exclusive accessory that looks like a Halloween costume! Collectors: please welcome Armor Up figures to the Star Wars line. It's the latest new-now-nothing in the Hasbro brand! See Chewbacca in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Chewbacca

New Scale For Shampoo Bottles: Travel Size!

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2015 at 06:23 PM ET |

Yay! There is ANOTHER budget scale of figures! Just what we needed folks! Kids and collectors: warmly welcome Mini Me Shampoo Bottles which are 6" figures in the same style as the current Hero Series 12" line. Our friends at Yakface.com speculated that these would one day see the light of day. It's amazing the great lengths Hasbro will take to make anything but the classic super-articulated 3.75" line. Anyway, check out their report.

FlashBack Review: Wicket W. Warrick (Star Wars Animated) - Maquette

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2015 at 05:29 PM ET |

Wicket W. Warrick (Star Wars Animated)

  • Collectible: Wicket W. Warrick (Star Wars Animated)
  • Collection: Gentle Giant Ltd.
  • Category: Maquettes
  • Review Sequence: #797
  • Original Publication Date: July 29, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,419th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

StarWars.com And Funko Announce Smuggler's Bounty Box

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2015 at 01:40 PM ET |

StarWars.com and Funko are proud to unveil Smuggler’s Bounty, the only official Star Wars subscription box in the galaxy! For $25 every other month, members will receive a box full of Star Wars-themed Funko items that focus on a different part of the Star Wars universe. (more....)

Hasbro TFA Figures Available Singly At Fun.com

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2015 at 11:15 AM ET |

Are you still looking for The Force Awakens action figures? Fun.com has singles of many of the harder to find figures. Prices are higher than MSRP. Special thanks to Gentry A. for the alert.

TRU Exclusive Desert Damage First Order TIE Fighter Revealed!

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2015 at 10:30 AM ET |

Toys R Us in Canada reveals a new exclusive: the Desert Damage First Order TIE Fighter. I hope there is enough budget to do the sand deco correctly! Special thanks to JTA reader Chad L. for the alert! Canadians can pre-order it now.

Review: First Order Snowspeeder - TFA - Class II Vehicles

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2015 at 12:10 AM ET |

While it is a decent addition to the line, the reality is that the the Class II First Order Snowspeeder vehicle ushers in a new era of what Class II really means in 2015. And simply put it means a whole lot less product for your money. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

First Order Snowspeeder

The First Order troopers are going to be popular! You can have a look at the First Order TIE Fighter Pilot in our Visual Guides tonight! Click below to have a look, and catch up on our Research Droids Review from earlier today right here!

First Order TIE Fighter Pilot - Build A Weapon - The Force Awakens

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles - TFA + TBS!

Posted by Paul | September 09, 2015 at 09:34 PM ET |

NJ Toys and Collectibles is running a special on remaining The Black Series 3.75" stock. Plus, don't forget to check out all of their The Force Awakens arrivals!

Hasbro The Force Awakens Product Guide Legally Downloadable Now!

Posted by Paul | September 09, 2015 at 06:10 PM ET |

In case you missed it on the web, the Hasbro product guide PDF is now legally downloadable. Click the banner below to download yours if you haven't already had it for weeks now.

FlashBack Review: Princess Leia Organa (As Jabba’s Slave) - Maquette

Posted by Paul | September 09, 2015 at 05:55 PM ET |

Princess Leia Organa (As Jabba’s Slave) (Star Wars Animated)

  • Collectible: Princess Leia Organa (As Jabba’s Slave) (Star Wars Animated)
  • Collection: Gentle Giant Ltd.
  • Category: Maquettes
  • Review Sequence: #795
  • Original Publication Date: July 27, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 267th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Links For Walmart Exclusive Figures Revealed!

Posted by Paul | September 09, 2015 at 09:27 AM ET |

Our friends at BanthaSkull.com have cleverly figured out the links to the upcoming Walmart exclusive The Black Series figures. Check out their full report!

Review: First Order TIE Fighter Pilot - TFA - Build A Weapon (Space)

Posted by Paul | September 09, 2015 at 09:17 AM ET |

Check out the cool First Order TIE Fighter Pilot in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

First Order TIE Fighter Pilot

Visual Guide Update - Poe Dameron - The Force Awakens - Build A Weapon

Posted by Chuck | September 08, 2015 at 10:35 PM ET |

Added to our The Force Awakens Visual Guide Index is X-wing pilot Poe Dameron, from the Build A Weapon series. Click below for the full guide. Our detailed review for this figure is also available right here!

Poe Dameron - Build A Weapon - The Force Awakens

FlashBack Review: Ahsoka Tano (With Rotta) (The Clone Wars) - Maquette

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2015 at 08:01 PM ET |

Ahsoka Tano (With Rotta) (The Clone Wars)

  • Collectible: Ahsoka Tano (With Rotta) (The Clone Wars)
  • Collection: Gentle Giant Ltd.
  • Category: Maquettes
  • Review Sequence: #788
  • Original Publication Date: July 20, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,177th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Two New The Black Series 6" Revealed: General Hux/FO TIE Fighter Pilot

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2015 at 05:30 PM ET |

Our friends at Jedi News directed out attention to two new The Black Series 6" reveals including General Hux and First Order TIE Fighter Pilot from Polish website Ekranie.

    

Funko BB-8 Pop In-Stock At Amazon.com

Posted by Chuck | September 08, 2015 at 02:15 PM ET |

Amazon.com has the Funko BB-8 Pop listed as in-stock and available in a few days. If you are still looking for this little guy grab it now while you have the chance.

Visual Guide Update - Finn (Jakku) - The Force Awakens - Build A Weapon

Posted by Chuck | September 08, 2015 at 02:00 PM ET |

Finn (Jakku) from the Build A Weapon selection of figures makes his way into our Visual Guides. Click the thumbnail below for the full guide page. If you missed our review on this yesterday then make sure to read our Research Droids Review for our write-up and discussion page.

Finn (Jakku) - Build A Weapon - The Force Awakens

Hasbro Toy Shop Offers FREE Shipping!

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2015 at 01:03 PM ET |

Hasbro Toy Shop is offering FREE shipping on The Force Awakens products. Visit their site for more information.

New Hasbro Star Wars Stuff - See Them As We Add Them!

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2015 at 12:36 PM ET |

Many of you have figured this out already by going through the back door, but new Photo Galleries and Collector Notes are available to peruse in our Research Droids Reviews database of the latest Hasbro products. Because we only post one new item per day in this column, it will literally be the end of the month (and perhaps significantly after) before we get through everything. Feel free to check out the new products as they're added from The Force Awakens line and The Black Series [Phase III] lines. Thank you!

The Fate Of The Black Series 3.75" Line In The UK

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2015 at 10:36 AM ET |

We received an email from UK reader Michael G. who has been told that the US Walmart exclusive 3.75" The Black Series line will not be coming to the UK by a Hasbro UK representative. She confirmed that the 3.75" is no longer active. As of this moment that is indeed true, but we also know that the "right" people are involved working on this to have this changed so that our friends across the pond might have the chance to get these action figures. Keep checking back for updates as we follow this story.

UPDATE: New information has come into us. It looks like Independent hobby shops will have access through a third party vendor to get these action figures. We will continue to keep you posted.

Sponsor Announcement: Dorskside Toys New TFA Pre-orders And Arrivals!

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2015 at 09:38 AM ET |

There's a lot of great stuff to order and pre-order at JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys! Click through to see what you can secure!

Review: Poe Dameron - TFA - Build A Weapon (Space)

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2015 at 12:20 AM ET |

The Resistance's Poe Dameron has potential, but Hasbro would need to give him a new head sculpt for that to be realized, sadly. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Poe Dameron

Canadian TRU - Pre-order Ahsoka/Vader, Zeb/Chopper And TBS6 Snowtrooper!

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2015 at 08:27 PM ET |

Canadian collectors can now pre-order the Ahsoka/Vader Missions 2-pack, the Zeb/Chopper 2-pack or the TRU exclusive TBS6 Snowtrooper Officer right now at Canada's TRU website! Special thanks to JTA reader Andrei I. for the news!

UPDATE: TRU Canada has just added BB-8 & Unkar Thugs, C-3PO & R2-D2, Obi-Wan Kenobi & Commander Cody, and Han Solo & Princess Leia.

FlashBack Review: Bossk (The Clone Wars) - Maquette

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2015 at 06:52 PM ET |

Bossk (The Clone Wars)

  • Collectible: Bossk (The Clone Wars)
  • Collection: Gentle Giant Ltd.
  • Category: Maquettes
  • Review Sequence: #692
  • Original Publication Date: April 15, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,220th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

A Discussion With A Disappointed Manager At Toys R Us In Times Square

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2015 at 04:54 PM ET |

Something's got to be rotten in Denmark with the availability of The Force Awakens line. I sincerely hope we will NOT be experiencing Rebels 2.0 with this. We will continue to dig for information with our confidential sources to see if we can get some solid information on this, but click through to read an anonymous reader's account of his experience and follow-up questions with a manager at Toys R Us in Times Square NY. Apparently they were woefully stocked too. But the scattering Hasbro reps is what REALLY caught my attention....

Buy BB-8 By Sphero At Gamestop!

Posted by Chuck | September 07, 2015 at 03:32 PM ET |

The BB-8 by Sphero has been one of the hottest sellers this weekend and sold out most places fairly quickly! Check out Gamestop right now because they are still in stock! Thanks to all those who wrote in to let us know!

Sarco Plank And First Order Snowtrooper Found At Kohls

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2015 at 02:19 PM ET |

Here is more proof that Kohl's may be a good toy run stop for you. Sarco Plank and the First order Snowtrooper have been found! Special thanks to JTA reader Travis L. for the image and news!

Nothing Like A Money Saving Promotion Without Any Merchandise!

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2015 at 02:13 PM ET |

It's not until Toys R Us has a complete sell-out that they decide to run a sale. I have to say this is exactly what all my TRUs look like in spite of the new Buy One Get On 40% off promotion. Special thanks to JTA reader Matt C. for the image.

The Force Awakens Launch: Where Is Everything?

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2015 at 02:07 PM ET |

Something had to have gone awry between corporate retail and Hasbro. Whether stores didn't expect The Force Awakens stuff to be a hit or not, it just doesn't seem that there is enough to go around. JTA reader Matt C. sends us an image of his local Walmart. While we suppose it's cool to see new exclusive figures, look what ISN'T hanging from the shelves! But this is a widespread issue.

An Awesome Pot Luck Toy Run! Score!

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2015 at 02:03 PM ET |

JTA reader Martin M. found quite a bit on his toy run recently including a figure he's been looking to  secure for a while now at a Disney store on sale! But he found some other gems as well. Click through fro his report!

    

Build A Weapon Wave 2 And Two-Packs Found At Kohls

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2015 at 01:56 PM ET |

We just had The Force Awakens launch a couple of days ago and some collectors are already finding wave 2 of the Build A Weapon figures at Kohls. Of particular interest, some Kohls stores are also getting the "Mission Series" two-packs as well (per our friends at Yakface.com)! Let us know of your finds! Special thanks to Sean B. for the news.

Retail Points The Finger At Licensee - Could This Becomes A Trend?

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2015 at 01:51 PM ET |

Kmart quickly informs customers as to why certain The Force Awakens products haven't arrived to shelves yet. I wonder if we will be seeing a lot more of this in the near future. I don't think any retail establishment expected The Force Awakens stuff to sell-out as quickly as it did.

Some Clearance Prices Are Laughable

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2015 at 01:45 PM ET |

Here is an image to make you laugh. Kmart may be worse than Walmart when it comes to so-called clearance prices. Check it out! Special thanks to JTA reader Mike R. for the image.

Kylo Ren And Captain Phasma Arriving In Good Numbers In France

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2015 at 01:42 PM ET |

One place where Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma haven't been scare is in France. JTA affiliate Toyzmag.com present a different perspective on these figures.

Last Day: Free Shipping At The Jedi Temple Archives Store

Posted by Chuck | September 07, 2015 at 09:45 AM ET |

Today is the last day to take advantage of our end-of-summer free shipping offer at the JTA our store. We have a few items left from Star Wars Celebration, including our poster and patches. Use code SUMMERSALE15 at checkout for free domestic (U.S.) shipping.

Design By Humans Officially Licensed The Force Awakens Apparel

Posted by Chuck | September 07, 2015 at 09:38 AM ET |

With all of the toy releases out for The Force Awakens it's easy to overlook some of the other official merchandise announced. Make sure you stop by Design By Humans to check out their officially licensed The Force Awakens apparel.

Review: Finn (Jakku) - TFA - Build A Weapon

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2015 at 09:08 AM ET |

The Finn (Jakku) figure looks good, but it depends on your sample. See what we mean in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Finn (Jakku)

Visual Guide Update - Rey (Starkiller Base) - TFA Build A Weapon

Posted by Chuck | September 06, 2015 at 10:37 PM ET |

Next up for our The Force Awakens updates is Rey (Starkiller Base) (Build A Weapon). Click below for tonights addition the our The Force Awakens Visual Guide database. You can also check out our full review of this figure right here.

Rey (Starkiller Base) - Build A Weapon - The Force Awakens

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 06, 2015 at 09:34 PM ET |

Stop by Brian's Toys to check out their selection of The Force Awakens products...

  • Force Awakens 3.75" Action Figures
  • Force Awakens 6" Action Figures
  • Brand New FX Lightsabers
  • Force Awakens Deluxe Boxed Vehicles
  • Force Awakens Black Series Titanium Die Cast
  • New Character Masks

Brian's Toys

Padmé Amidala (Naboo Senator: Ilum)

  • Collectible: Padmé Amidala (Naboo Senator: Ilum)
  • Collection: Heroes Of The Rebellion
  • Category: 1:6 Scale Figures
  • Review Sequence: #380
  • Original Publication Date: June 7, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 842nd most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Kmart Reveals TBS6 First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter Packaging

Posted by Paul | September 06, 2015 at 03:41 PM ET |

Kmart.com reveals The Black Series 6" First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter and how it looks in a box. It looks as if this may be the first vehicle this big in The Black Series packaging.

Why The Walmart Exclusive TBS 3.75" Line Wave 1 Is The Worst Wave Ever!

Posted by Paul | September 06, 2015 at 08:16 AM ET |

I just had to type up my two cents on the potentially grim future of The Black Series 3.75" line at Walmart. It's starting off gaspingly bad. And it makes me wonder if my championing for its health has completely fallen on Hasbro's deaf ears. Whomever planned this as the startup wave for Walmart needs a quick shake. It's time to wake up and pay attention to the collectors you've designed this line for because we want it to succeed as much as you and Walmart do. But packing decade old sculpts and recent re-releases is a perfect recipe for major storm damage disaster. (more....)

Review: Rey (Starkiller Base) - TFA - Build A Weapon

Posted by Paul | September 06, 2015 at 12:35 AM ET |

The Build A Weapon version of Rey (Starkiller Base) is excellent. The paint job needs work. Find out more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Rey (Starkiller Base)

Visual Guide Update - Captain Phasma - The Force Awakens Build A Weapon

Posted by Chuck | September 05, 2015 at 11:32 PM ET |

Captain Phasma from the Build A Weapon series of 3.75" figures is our next The Force Awakens figure to be added to our Visual Guides! Click below to check out this figure, and get the complete details in our comprehensive Research Droids Review!

Captain Phasma - Build A Weapon - The Force Awakens

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 05, 2015 at 11:23 PM ET |

Big Bad Toy Store is having an END OF SUMMER SALE! Reduced Pricing on 3000+ Items!   New Sales Menu Format with 16 Sub-Menus with Images - Check Out all the Deals Here!

STAR WARS EPISODE VII HASBRO LINEUP - Force Friday has arrived and you can browse the Hasbro lineup here including the 6” Black Series, Force FX Lightsabers, Vehicles, three new series of 3.75” figures, Hero Mashers, Micro Machines, Games, Play-Doh and more!

Big Bad Toy Store

Force Friday Frenzy? A Conspiracy Theory On What Really Went Down

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2015 at 10:36 PM ET |

JTA reader Dan D. wrote in to us to ask if he could share his thoughts on Force Friday, Hasbro and the basic state of collecting. Click through to read his thoughts and be sure to let him know your own opinions on the matter in our comments....

It Looks Like The Arrival Of Captain Phasma Is Imminent!

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2015 at 10:31 PM ET |

Everyone wants The Black Series 6" Captain Phasma. The good news is that she is starting to hit eBay which means that USA accounts should be getting their stock soon. Special thanks to JTA reader Mike R. for the alert!

Comic To Explain C-3PO's Red Arm In The Force Awakens

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2015 at 10:25 PM ET |

IGN is reporting that a new comic will explain C-3PO's red arm in The Force Awakens. This has been a hot topic of discussion and it looks like our questions will be answered!

FlashBack Review: Ki-Adi-Mundi (Jedi Master) - 1:6 Scale Figure

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2015 at 06:31 PM ET |

Ki-Adi-Mundi (Jedi Master)

  • Collectible: Ki-Adi-Mundi (Jedi Master)
  • Collection: Order Of The Jedi
  • Category: 1:6 Scale Figures
  • Review Sequence: #374
  • Original Publication Date: June 1, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 842nd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

FOUND! Walmart Exclusive 3.75" The Black Series Figures!

Posted by Chuck | September 05, 2015 at 09:38 AM ET |

JTA's Paul was out-and-about this morning continuing the hunt and found the Walmart exclusive The Black Series 3.75" figures! Darth Vader looks to be at first glance the 500th Darth Vader with swivel shoulders and swivel elbows.

Beautiful Legacy Walmart Star Wars Commercial Chokes Up Generation Xers

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2015 at 08:31 AM ET |

We shared this Walmart commercial on our Facebook page and it went over so incredibly well that we thought it warranted a front page share. You probably have seen it on TV by now, but check out this beautiful "legacy" Star Wars commercial, and yes, that's a 1983 vintage Kenner Return Of The Jedi Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) figure being pulled out of the brown bag!

It's been complete chaos for us, so we haven't had time to post all of the official PRESS RELEASE images on all of the Hasbro official announcements. So we relegated to posting galleries on Facebook. If you're not normally a Facebook user, please just bite the bullet and check them out there. There were quite a few new reveals like the Kmart exclusive TBS6 Kylo Ren and Walgreens TBS6 Emperor's Wrath Darth Vader. Thank you for your patience.

How Difficult Is It Really To Achieve A Believable Chrome Effect?

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2015 at 07:47 AM ET |

This really isn't whining. It just comes from mild frustration. But how can Disney make a beautiful chromed (faux or otherwise) Captain Phasma part of a six-pack for $14.95 (albeit smaller figures) while Hasbro's single basic 3.75" Captain Phasma is only cast in a bright silver colored plastic? Has anyone seen this Captain Phasma in person? Does this image accurately reflect what was in the packaging?

Review: Captain Phasma - TFA - Build A Weapon (Forest)

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2015 at 12:23 AM ET |

She is perhaps the most sought after figure for Force Friday! See Captain Phasma in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Captain Phasma

Inside Scoop: New TRU Ad This Sunday (BOGO 40% Off - Save Receipts!)

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2015 at 11:03 PM ET |

We have some cool inside scoop for you! Hold onto those Toys R Us receipts! A confidential informant has alerted to the fact that a new Toys R Us ad goes live this Sunday. Notice that all 3.75" figures are BOGO 40% off, but there's also been a memo that has been sent out that inventory will be in short supply for the entire season due to "vendor availability". (That's quite interesting, isn't it? Déjà vu?) Stores will be receiving special Fedex shipments Saturday to hopefully fill some holes for Sunday's ad. But for those of you that trekked out to buy these figures, bring in your cash register receipt for a price adjustment. (It's within their policy's time frame!) Good luck to all! You're welcome! :)

   

Kotobukiya Launches New The Force Awakens Products!

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2015 at 10:55 PM ET |

JTA reader Jeremy K. alerts us to a new Kotobukiya page focusing on new The Force Awakens products! Check it out!

General Anakin Skywalker (Jedi Knight)

  • Collectible: General Anakin Skywalker (Jedi Knight)
  • Collection: Order Of The Jedi
  • Category: 1:6 Scale Figures
  • Review Sequence: #283
  • Original Publication Date: March 2, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 685th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Visual Guide Update - Kylo Ren - The Force Awakens Build A Weapon

Posted by Chuck | September 04, 2015 at 04:32 PM ET |

It's here! The Force Awakens product is hitting across the globe, so that means it's time for new Visual Guides! First up is Kylo Ren from the Build A Weapon series. Click below to have a look at the full guide page, and if you missed our Research Droids Review from this morning on this figure then MAKE SURE to stop by and give it a read!

Kylo Ren - Build A Weapon - The Force Awakens

Hot Toys The Force Awakens Figures Available For Pre-order on Sideshow!

Posted by Chuck | September 04, 2015 at 01:29 PM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles has put up for pre-order all of the amazing Hot Toys reveals from yesterday! Check your bank accounts... it's going to cost you!

        

Disney Droid Factory Astromech 4-Pack Discovered!

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2015 at 01:24 PM ET |

With special thank to Darth Chuck for the alert, we have learned of a new Disney Droid Factory astromech 4-pack on eBay. Check it out!

Argos Exclusive Riot Control Stormtrooper And Poe Dameron 2-Pack!

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2015 at 01:16 PM ET |

JTA reader Darthmaul208 sends us an image that there will be an Argos exclusive The Black Series 6" two-pack which includes a Riot Control Stormtrooper and Poe Dameron figures. Click through for his report.

Force Friday Online Exclusives Round-up!

Posted by Chuck | September 04, 2015 at 12:18 PM ET |

How Was Your Force Friday Experience?

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2015 at 11:35 AM ET |

It's time to spill the beans! Was your Force Friday event bountiful and blissful, or was it an unmitigated disaster like some of our closest friends are telling us? Let us know!

Toys R Us The Black Series First Order Snowtrooper Officer Pre-order!

Posted by Chuck | September 04, 2015 at 08:49 AM ET |

Review: Kylo Ren - TFA - Build A Weapon

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2015 at 07:29 AM ET |

Here we go! We have a very long marathon planned of new The Force Awakens merchandise. Let's start with the symbol of the line look: Kylon Ren from the Build A Weapon assortment. It's the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Kylo Ren

The Force Awakens Jungle/Space Assortment Wave 2 REVEALED!

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2015 at 01:29 AM ET |

JTA reader Viceroy Gunray sends us an image of wave 2 of the Jungle/Space basic figures.

PRESS RELEASE: Hasbro Comments On Walmart Exclusive 3.75" Line

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2015 at 01:22 AM ET |

Hasbro officially comments on The Black Series collector-favorite line. Click through for their PRESS RELEASE!

BREAKING NEWS: We Have The Black Series 6" First Four Waves For You!

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2015 at 01:12 AM ET |

Do you want to know what the four waves of The Force Awakens The Black Series 6" figures will be? Of course you do! They will be arriving now through December. Obviously waves 3 and 4 will contain carry-forwards – Hasbro – please choose wisely. Click through for complete details!

Entertainment Earth has just revealed their own exclusives: The Black Series Six Inch Imperial Forces 4-pack, and The Force Awakens Desert Assault Walker with First Order Stormtrooper Officer. Click here to check out all of their newly revealed merchandise!

Doubters Rejoice: The Black Series 3.75" Unequivocally Confirmed!

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2015 at 12:57 AM ET |

Walmart.com confirms The Black Series 3.75" super-articulated action figures on their site tonight!

   

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles - FORCE FRIDAY!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 11:25 PM ET |

NJ Toys And Collectibles is gearing up for their Force Friday celebration! Find out how you can save with their special Force Friday special! YOUR FORCE FRIDAY DISCOUNTS ARE HERE!! THE MORE YOU BUY, THE MORE YOU SAVE!! Discount ends Sunday Sept. 6, 2015

SAVE 5% ON ORDERS OF $25 OR MORE
SAVE 7% ON ORDERS OF $50 OR MORE
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FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $200!

Amazon.com Lists Exclusive TBS6 4-Pack (Army Builder Set!)

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 11:21 PM ET |

Amazon.com also has listed an exclusive TBS6 4-pack! Check it out!

Amazon.com Lists Exclusive 5POA 6-Pack

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 11:18 PM ET |

Amazon.com has listed an exclusive 6-pack! Check it out!

The Force Awakens Toys Finally Land On Amazon! Lots To Look At!

Posted by Chuck | September 03, 2015 at 11:10 PM ET |

The Force Awakens Toys are officially on Amazon! Lots of reveals! Click through to see what's what! There's too much to list in one post so start browsing now! A big thanks to all those who wrote in to let us know!

Vintage-Styled Clam-Shelled Figures To Return As A Toys R Us Exclusive!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 09:45 PM ET |

As we have been hinting for a while now, vintage-styled figures in clam shells are coming exclusively to Toys R Us in the USA next month (or about that time frame). Wait for the "official" announcement soon! You're welcome. This means, in summary, The Black Series 3.75" is a Walmart exclusive (the only big box store as of now) and vintage-styled 3.75" figures are a TRU exclusive, which may or may not be renamed as The Chrome Collection.

Sideshow Collectibles Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper Statue Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | September 03, 2015 at 08:30 PM ET |

The Concept Art Series Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper statue is up for pre-order! Click here for the pre-order page. With all of the new stuff coming out right now it's good to still see the original stormtrooper making headlines, nearly 40 years later!

FlashBack Review: Imperial Stormtrooper - 1:6 Scale Figure

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 08:18 PM ET |

Imperial Stormtrooper

  • Collectible: Imperial Stormtrooper
  • Collection: Militaries Of Star Wars
  • Category: 1:6 Scale Figures
  • Review Sequence: #231
  • Original Publication Date: January 9, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 526th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys: TBS Sale NOW!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 08:00 PM ET |

Dorkside Toys The Black Series Sale is happening RIGHT NOW! Also, don't forget that The Force Awakens stuff goes on sale at 12:01 AM EDT!

TARGET Gears Up For Force Friday!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 06:30 PM ET |

TARGET gears up for Force Friday! Thanks to JTA reader Michael W. and anakin20 for the images!

   

A Better Look At Those So-Called SA 3.75" The Black Series Figures!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 05:38 PM ET |

JTA reader sends us a larger and closer image of these so-called 3.75" SA figures. What is your verdict? It's honestly looking pretty good to me!!

UPDATE: Thanks to DarthMaul208 and to Padme Jaina solo for this closer image.

TBS6 Poe Dameron Revealed And Others!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 03:18 PM ET |

JTA Facebook reader Cloud M. sends us a quick pic shot of The Black Series 6" wave 2 figures including Poe X-wing Pilot Check them out!!

UPDATE: Large images added of Poe Dameron and the Guavian

The Black Series 3.75" SA Figures CONFIRMED VISUALLY??

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 02:54 PM ET |

It looks like the first evidence of proof has finally leaked out: 3.75" The Black Series figures are indeed coming, unless these are Titanium figures! Click the thumbnail and see for yourself!

This image comes from reporter J. Boorstin and CNBC.

A New The Force Awakens TBS6 Figure Revealed On Twitter!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 02:17 PM ET |

A new TBS6 figure, the Guavian Enforcer, has hit Twitter.

Hot Toys Kylo Ren and First Order Stormtroopers!

Posted by Chuck | September 03, 2015 at 01:33 PM ET |

First we get a look at the amazing First Order Stormtrooper set, and now Kylo Ren! Click through to see this awesome gallery! If you missed the First Order Stormtroopers you can see that gallery right here!

Share Your Force Friday Midnight Madness Photos With Us!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 12:48 PM ET |

Share your Force Friday experiences with us via your photos. JTA will be posting photos from various Force Friday events from across the globe (hopefully) – but in order for that to happen we need you to share your photos with us! Please email them (no more than four please) to news@jeditemplearchives.com and we will add them to this gallery on our Facebook page!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys: FORCE FRIDAY!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 12:02 PM ET |

Midnight.Tonight. Dorkside Toys! Lots of new products, pre-orders and deep sale prices on existing stock. More Info HERE.

Walgreens To Hold Buy One Get One 50% Off On Star Wars - Starts Sunday

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 09:59 AM ET |

We have just been notified by a reader who works Walgreens that Star Wars figures will be Buy One Get One 50% starting THIS SUNDAY. We have no idea if they will have new stock or not, but it may be worth checking out. But the ad does say Buy One Get One 50% off (with card) on Star Wars Toys and Action Figures (select varieties).

New Zealand Has Midnight Madness First - Reports Coming In!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 09:40 AM ET |

Midnight Madness is happening RIGHT NOW in New Zealand and we have JTA readers out on the field giving us reports. Click through for Andy M.'s report!

    

TFA The Black Series 6

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 08:33 AM ET |

The second wave of 6" The Black Series figures include Poe Dameron, First Order Snowtrooper, and Constable Zuvio. Special thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for the news.

TRU Exclusive 1:6 Scale Hot Toys First Order Stormtrooper Commander!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 08:00 AM ET |

Sideshowfreaks Forums reveal a Hong Kong Toys R Us exclusive Hot Toys 1:6 Scale First Order Stormtrooper Commander figure which will likely be available from Sideshow Collectibles for American collectors soon. Holy moly!

Unbelievable 6" Elite Diecast Figures Revealed!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 07:47 AM ET |

Our friends at Yakface.com have screen-capped an amazing image from the Unboxing Videos of the Disney Elite Diecast series. They look amazing. If only the Hasbro products could look half this good....

Your Opinions Of The Unboxing YouTube Live Streaming Please....

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 07:40 AM ET |

Your opinions of the unboxing YouTube streaming thus far please....

Review: Pit Droids (2-Pack) - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 12:40 AM ET |

This will be the last Episode I review for a while. Force Friday starts tomorrow and we will running a hopefully non-stop marathon of all new The Force Awakens toys for the unforeseeable future! While you wait for that, be sure to check out the Pit Droids (2-Pack) figure set in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Pit Droids (2-Pack)

UK Store Report: TFA Figures Found And Purchased At Asda!

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2015 at 05:59 PM ET |

JTA UK reader Matt H. has scored The Force Awakens 3.75" figures at his local Asda tonight and sends us a quick picture to show our readers the scale of the figures. He states that the Resistance Trooper, Poe Dameron and TIE Pilot are all quite poorly decoed however. Click below for larger images.

   

Republic Clone Trooper (212th Attack Battalion: Utapau)

  • Collectible: Republic Clone Trooper (212th Attack Battalion: Utapau)
  • Collection: Militaries Of Star Wars
  • Category: 1:6 Scale Figures
  • Review Sequence: #206
  • Original Publication Date: December 15, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 132nd most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

UPDATED RUMOR: Walmart Computer Now Reveals 3.75" SA Figures?

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2015 at 01:34 PM ET |

Site 4LOMKuss.com seems to have a little bit more clarity on a super-articulated 3.75" basic figure line, a rumor we have presented since April to our readers. We're not sure what to make of this entirely, because while it's clear that this is an updated Walmart rumor, we have been told that this type of product is exclusive to Toys R Us. (Maybe multiple chains are involved in this super-articulated line after all! – something a retired veteran reporter told me recently.) Anyhow, check out the updated rumor! Hopefully these aren't "Armored Up" Wave 2 figures – thanks CJ!)

UPDATE: We spoke with someone who knows more about this and this is what he said "They are $12.93 and they say The Black Series. And they are on order." So take this as you wish.

Review: Naboo Royal Guard - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2015 at 09:28 AM ET |

An excellent action figure from the Episode I line is the Naboo Royal Guard. See why the figure looks great even today in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Naboo Royal Guard

The Force Awakens Snowspeeder With FO Snowtrooper Officer Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2015 at 06:48 PM ET |

Wo! It looks like China has said "screw it" with the street date too! Former eBay seller viperskingdom (now trooperwrold) has The Force Awakens Snowspeeder with FO Snowtrooper Officer. There are a nice amount of loose pictures, so check it out!!

New The Force Awakens Vehicles Discovered In Australia

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2015 at 05:31 PM ET |

An Australian reader at Rebelscum has provided them with images of two new vehicles with figure pack-ins! Check out First Order TIE Fighter and Poe's X-wing Fighter! It's important to note that these figures come with removable helmets. We wonder if the articulation is also enhanced....

    

FlashBack Review: Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead) - 1:6 Scale Figure

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2015 at 05:02 PM ET |

Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead)

  • Collectible: Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead)
  • Collection: Scum & Villainy
  • Category: 1:6 Scale Figures
  • Review Sequence: #622
  • Original Publication Date: February 4, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 628th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2011

Maximize Your Force Friday With This Star Wars Collectible Checklist!

Posted by Chuck | September 01, 2015 at 02:00 PM ET |

On Friday, Sept 4 at 12:01 a.m. in your time zone Force Friday Begins!

This event is the worldwide launch of new Star Wars toys and collectibles for the upcoming film: Star Wars : The Force Awakens.  New products from Hasbro, LEGO, Mattel, Funko, and others will be officially for sale in midnight store openings across the globe.

While Lucasfilm has been heavily promoting this event with YouTube tie-ins and events at Toys R Us in Times Square, they are less forthcoming with what new toys will be available.  Only three days away from the massive shopping event most collectors only know what to expect on shelves through various leaks online.

Until now...

Rebels Season 1 Out On Blu-ray And DVD Today!

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2015 at 12:13 PM ET |

Rebels Season 1 is NOW available on Blu-ray and DVD! Secure your copy at Amazon!

Star Wars: Aftermath Found And Purchased!

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2015 at 08:03 AM ET |

JTA reader Paul H. (not me) found and was able to purchase Star Wars: Aftermath at Walmart. Check out his report by clicking through.

Rebels Bomber Vehicle In The Force Awakens Packaging Found!

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2015 at 07:58 AM ET |

JTA reader tigersith was able to locate and purchase The Force Awakens Rebels Bomber vehicle (packed with ANOTHER Kanan at Kmart.

Review: R4-D23 - 2015 Disney Expo D23 Exclusive

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2015 at 03:05 AM ET |

Check out the 2015 Disney Expo D23 exclusive R4-D23 astromech droid. It's the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

R4-D23

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