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November 2010

Review: Deliah Blue/Darth Nihl - LC - Comic Packs (16)

Posted by Paul | December 01, 2010 at 01:20 AM EDT |

Do you believe it's been almost 1.5 years since we first saw the prototype of Deliah Blue and Darth Nihl and 2009's San Diego Comic Con. Thankfully Entertainment Earth salvaged the last few Comic Packs from the Legacy Collection and they are some of the best Hasbro has made. Research Droids Reviews finds it a grand shame that this line has lost its steam because it was really just getting started before Hasbro called it quits. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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TARGET Exclusive 9-Pack Disappearing Or Piling Up?

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2010 at 09:46 PM EDT |

The TARGET exclusive SPECIAL ACTION FIGURE SET has only been on shelves for a couple of days, but the stock in every TARGET store we have come across since its official release is dangerously low. Could it be true that Hasbro has for once accurately stated that these sets are indeed as limited as they claim? In fact, we have 5 TARGET stores in our area and they only had three or less units left of this set on the endcap (and were slightly damaged too). Whether more are coming is something we don't have any inside information on, but we're curious to know if you are seeing this exclusive pile up or quickly disappear. In any event, we suggest grabbing one even if you're on the fence. You can click HERE to see our detailed look at this very nostalgic set if you're so inclined also.

   

There Is Another....Variation - Clone Commander Cody

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2010 at 07:08 PM EDT |

Thanks to a tip from one of our "Facebook friends", we have provided a picture for you to show evidence of a minor running change on the Clone Commander Cody figure packaging. The "orange" throughout the artwork has been brightened and made crisper and Cody's white armor has been made "whiter". Click through for a larger comparison picture. Thank you JK!

TVC Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) VC23: A Commentary

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2010 at 10:15 AM EDT |

You all seem to be really enjoying our focuses on the variations in The Vintage Collection so we move forward with another! Click through to learn about Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) (Endor Capture) and how Hasbro is "improving" him. Change in hair color, a place to put his lightsaber hilt now, card back changes? Yup, we've got it all distilled for you...with pictures!!

   

Review: Clone Trooper Draa - TCW - CW35

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2010 at 01:50 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews quickly learns that Clone Trooper Draa has got Pac Man fever on the brain (or helmet). Another clone trooper you ask? Yes, we answer and it's the terrible Clone Commander Stone body! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Battle Over Endor Multipacks Packaged Samples!

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2010 at 09:43 PM EDT |

Our friends at JediNews.co.uk have gotten their hands on packaged samples of the upcoming TRU exclusive Battle Over Endor 4-packs coming in early 2011! Click through to check them all out! It appears to already be hitting the UK!

TARGET Exclusive Hoth Sets On Sale Through 12/18

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2010 at 02:10 PM EDT |

Those of you still in need of TARGET's awesome Defense Of Hoth and Attack On Hoth gift set, they are on sale again for $34.99 through December 18th!

Irvin Kershner Passes Away

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2010 at 01:37 PM EDT |

Irvin Kershner, who directed the Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back and the James Bond film Never Say Never Again, has died at age 87. Click through for more!

Review: Quinlan Vos - TCW - CW36

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2010 at 01:02 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews is really surprised that some of the animated versions of Star Wars figures are actually better made then their realistic counterparts. Quinlan Vos is one of these examples. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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TRU Special: Two Figures For $9.99 (But Not For TVC)

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2010 at 12:57 AM EDT |

Toys R Us is running a sale this week for Saga Legends and The Clone Wars figures: Two for $9.99 (which is a dollar cheaper than last week's special). Their selection has been very light the last few weeks, so hopefully this is the week they restock!

Review: Special Action Figure Set - TVC - TARGET Exclusive

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

Here is the official Research Droids Reviews post of the TARGET exclusive SPECIAL ACTION FIGURE SET available today at your local store, even though we posted our review hours earlier so you could have a sneek peak of it. We have the complete details all laid out for you so be sure to check it out as well as the full 52 image gallery! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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TARGET Exclusive 9-Pack! Here Are All The Details!

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2010 at 10:38 PM EDT |

We have a big surprise for you tonight! You've seen all the teasing, you know it's coming tomorrow morning at TARGET, but learn about all of the details you need to know early by checking our hot-off-the-press Research Droids Review on the TARGET exclusive SPECIAL ACTION FIGURE SET! You may be surprised to know that some of the figures have some changes made to them. Lando with updated eyes? FX-7 a darker shade? Han Solo with a changed scarf? Yup, click through to learn more and see our largest gallery yet of 52 pictures of this glorious multipack!

     
     

Target Exclusive 9-pack Found!

Posted by Chuck | November 27, 2010 at 04:58 PM EDT |

The Target exclusive TVC 9-packs are showing up! JTA's own Paul found this today while vacationing in the upstate PA area. If you are looking for this make sure to have your DCPI code handy (087-06-1620). Thanks for YakFace.com for the DCPI info!

Review: Mandalorian Warrior - TCW - CW29

Posted by Chuck | November 27, 2010 at 09:33 AM EDT |

Yawn! The Mandalorian Warrior is not boring because he's a bad action figure. He's tired because we got four of them in one Battle Packs months ago! Research Droids Reviews doesn't know what else to say then you all got yourselves another army-builder! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | November 26, 2010 at 11:31 AM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about our biggest sale of the year, more new arrivals and more cool new preorders.

Black Friday Sale

20% OFF TOYS, FIGURES & STATUES
40% OFF GRAPHIC NOVELS

This sale runs until Monday and everything is included except 'New' and 'Preorder / Backorder' items!   Our 20% off sales don't come around too often - take advantage of this sale and stock up now for the holidays.  Please note that sale pricing is not retroactive to past orders and this sale will end Monday November 29th in the afternoon.

Browse or Search for your favorite products on www.bigbadtoystore.com now!

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: R4-P17 - TCW - CW30

Posted by Chuck | November 26, 2010 at 09:29 AM EDT |

Finally! R4-P17 gets her chance in The Clone Wars line. Research Droids Reviews determines that not much new was brought to the table with her, but it's still cool to get her nonetheless. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Chuck | November 25, 2010 at 01:38 PM EDT |

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Jedi Temple Archives! Enjoy a great day off and good luck on your Black Friday toy hunts!

Review: R2-D2 - TVC - VC25

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

We're kind of hoping that the TVC See-Threepio and new the TVC R2-D2 are "one-off" sculpts and not the new scale for either droid because Research Droids Reviews is concerned with them looking out of place despite them both being very solid action figures! R2-D2 gets an update from the 2004 Star Wars line but doesn't reflect this on the packaging anywhere! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Sponsor Announcement: Past Generation Toys

Posted by Chuck | November 24, 2010 at 05:52 PM EDT |

Happy Thanksgiving from Past Generation Toys!  Starting on Friday at 12:01AM all orders on the site over $50 (excludes preorders), will be 10% off though Cyber Monday!  To receive 10% off use code "THANKS10" at checkout!  Also, we will have select items on SALE with deeper discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday so be sure to keep coming back!  Again, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Past Generation Toys

To Punch Or Not To Punch....That Is The Question

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2010 at 09:10 AM EDT |

At our local Walmart this morning the toy manager (thank you Rhonda!) held back seven cases of The Vintage Collection for us to rummage through. We opened the sealed cases ourselves and interestingly we discovered that five of the cases were all punched (we're talking about the Return Of The Jedi wave here) when opened while the other two were unpunched. Of special note, all seven cases were wave 4.5 with an "N" stamped on it (and the contents were all the same and it was the case with two Gamorrean Guards in it). We're not sure now if Hasbro is moving towards or away from unpunched card backs. Let us know your discoveries!

Review: Rebel Commando - TVC - VC26

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2010 at 01:15 AM EDT |

So Hasbro releases The Vintage Collection Rebel Commando. It's a pretty good figure, but we're not sure if this is the true vintage counterpart. And those Major Panno legs don't seem to like this guy that much. Be sure to find out all you can about this figure by reading today's Research Droids Reviews entry. This one is definitely a departure from the others. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids ReviewsRebel Commando

TVC Boba Fett VC09: A Commentary

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2010 at 07:40 PM EDT |

Boba Fett is our next focus as we go through his latest changes in The Vintage Collection! Click through for more!

   

New Diorama Announced At Sideshow Collectibles!

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2010 at 06:39 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has just announced their latest diorama Revenge Of The Jedi from Attack of The Clones. Um, we thought Jedi do not seek revenge. Oh well. Click the thumbnail below to check it out!

More Fun With The Awesome Gamorrean Guard!

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

We're out of control with our affection for the Gamorrean Guard! So we thought we'd continue to share our love for it and take a few more fun pictures with him....and some of his friends (and enemies)! Be sure not to miss the best figure of the year so far! Click through to see more!!

Jabba The Hutt Revisited....In Vintage Style!

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2010 at 04:24 PM EDT |

JTA reader Rick Alot sends in a picture to share of a mock-up of a vintage Jabba The Hutt using all modern figures. This is so cool and should have been the way Hasbro released it! By the way, Rich informs us that he took the vest from the Battle Of Endor Luke and squeezed it over the new TVC Jedi Luke. It's a tight squeeze but looks amazing when done!Click through because this is a must-see!

ROTJ Wave Of TVC Is Everywhere!

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2010 at 04:19 PM EDT |

For goodness sake! The third (Return Of The Jedi) wave of The Vintage Collection is coming out of our ears! Kmart, Walmart and TARGET are basically inundated with this wave. Keep a few things in mind though when purchasing them. Kmart has Buy One Get One FREE until tomorrow, TARGET's figures are $7.99 and we have found some Walmart stores that are selling them for $6.00 each while others have them for $6.96 each and we don't know how long this sale price will last. Thankfully Toys R Us doesn't seem to be getting them, but they would be $9.99 each anyhow! But whatever your preference, be sure to get them because they are phenomenal!

[Red] Legacy Collection BPs Found Cheap At Ross

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2010 at 04:14 PM EDT |

At a stop at ROSS we found Legacy Collection Battle Packs for as low as $11.99 each and they had some geat ones including Resurgence Of The Jedi and Kamino Conflict. You might want to add ROSS to your toy runs the next couple of weeks! Click through for proof !

TVC Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) Becomes (Endor Capture)

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2010 at 01:09 PM EDT |

Hasbro confirms what we have been trying to relay to our readers about the incorrectly named Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) figure from The Vintage Collection. The folks over at Kitty's Pride have all the details you need! In short, a running change is coming to us all in Spring 2011 calling him "Endor Capture" a new Jedi Luke is coming Fall 2012 based on the deleted "lightsaber creation scene" shown at CV! Click through!

Review: Admiral Ackbar - TVC - VC22

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2010 at 01:05 AM EDT |

"Admiral Ackbar, please." (Thank you Hasbro!) "It's a trap!" (For your wallet maybe.) These are phrases that you will probably hear for the rest of your life when talking about Admiral Ackbar, another one of Hasbro's finest moments in the basic figure line. See why Ackbar is suited much better in the action figure line than as a team mascot, because Hasbro has knocked this one out of the park....way out of the park! It's time for another one of Research Droids Reviews gushy, mushy reviews! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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12" Greedo Could Arrive Before Christmas!

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2010 at 11:54 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles 12" collectors should starting gearing up for some excitement! Their stupendous Greedo figure is due to arrive in the warehouse around December 17th and the figure may reach homes in time for Christmas. We cannot wait to get the exclusive version which includes a "wanted" poster of Han Solo! Check your inboxes for additional information if you pre-ordered this item.

Fetch Fett For Flagrantly Fantastic Figure Formation!

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2010 at 11:39 PM EDT |

Alliteration much? We just aren't hearing enough people making a big enough stink about the recently released The Clone Wars Boba Fett figure, so we will. We would be doing a disservice to you by not telling you how incredible it is and how you should go out and buy it stat! If you don't have time to run out and find him, then read all about him HERE in our Research Droids Review. He may just be the the underrated figure of the year! And if you don't like the animated line, well, you can skip over this, but maybe he will inspire you to state your case to Hasbro on how they should attempt the next realistic-styled young Boba Fett. It's all here folks!

TARGET Exclusive 9-Pack Details!

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2010 at 07:40 PM EDT |

Hasbro sends us details on the highly anticipated TARGET exclusive 9-pack and hints that at least one more is on the way. Click through for more!

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #92

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2010 at 04:28 PM EDT |

What about those remaining unreleased running changes that never made it out? Find out this and more in this round of Hasbro's Q&A!

Hasbro's Q&A

Review: Wicket - TVC - Basic (VC27)

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2010 at 01:10 AM EDT |

Hasbro decides to ignore most of his name on the packaging but gives us an extra outfit for him (which we suppose more than makes up for it). But Wicket in The Vintage Collection is a figure that Research Droids Reviews couldn't be more excited for because he is flawless! Get ready for a syrupy review! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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TVC Clone Trooper VC15: A Commentary

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2010 at 09:01 PM EDT |

The Vintage Collection is nearly exhausting collectors (but it's all good and we're having a blast trying to keep up with all the new products) and specifically, all of the running changes are hard to keep straight. You may have gotten the memo already, but the basic white clone trooper has seen about a bazillion changes already. Click through for all of the details and be sure to check out our updated gallery showcasing the changes in our Research Droids Reviews. It all awaits you so click through!

   

Exclusives Found For Pennies On The Dollar (TRU)

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2010 at 05:36 PM EDT |

With all of the incredible new product hitting, don't forget to periodically check clearance. We found the Toys R Us exclusive ARC-170 (Clone Wars Variant) vehicle for a measley $11.98! This vehicle retailed for $44.99 originally. If you see anything in the blue line look, it may be worth your while to scan it, especially exclusives!

The Vintage Collection And Others BOGO Free At Kmart!

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2010 at 01:27 PM EDT |

In an unbelievable move, Kmart has marked their Star Wars figure buy one get one free. Yes, we said buy one get one free. These include Saga Legends, The Clone Wars, the Jodo Kast exclusive and all of The Vintage Collection which is especially exciting because the new Return Of The Jedi wave is hitting there! Act fast because this promotion ends November 24th. Click through for more!

Toys R Us Holiday Schedule

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2010 at 01:19 PM EDT |

Here is a post to help you remember TRU's insane and constantly changing holiday schedule. We took a picture so we could remember the hours and we thought you might appreciate the gesture while shopping! Click through for more!

Interesting Thanksgiving/Black Friday Hours At TRU!

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2010 at 01:14 PM EDT |

Toys R Us has interesting Thanksgiving hours this year. It looks like they will remain open late Thursday Night through Black Friday! Click through for more!

Figures 2 For $10.99 At Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2010 at 01:10 PM EDT |

The seasonal sales are starting up in full "Force"! Toys R Us is running a sale through November 24th that is two figures for $10.99 that are regularly priced $7.99. We assume this excludes The Vintage Collection. Click through for more!

Review: Wooof [Klaatu] - TVC - VC24

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2010 at 01:02 AM EDT |

Hasbro is done crying "Wooof!" with collectors and has finally released Wooof in a breathtakingly perfect wave of figures in The Vintage Collection. Promised to us way back in 2008, Wooof didn't hit shelves until the near-bitter end of 2010! Research Droids Reviews finds no flaws in this long overdue vintage update and hopes that all of you out there had made him a priority for your collection! But we just want to know why Hasbro didn't call him Klaatu on the card back. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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2011 TVC Utapau Clone Trooper On eBay Now!

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2010 at 11:41 PM EDT |

New The Vintage Collection product is showing up EVERYWHERE! The upcoming Utapau Clone Trooper has shown up on eBay. It actually looks fantastic even though he is too clean, but click through to check out this repaint coming in 2011 to collectors everywhere! (Or get him now for less than $7!)

The Vintage Collection AOTC Wave Carded Images

Posted by Chuck | November 20, 2010 at 10:53 PM EDT |

Click through for carded images from the Attack of the Clones wave of The Vintage Collection...

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | November 20, 2010 at 08:45 AM EDT |

Clone Trooper Hevy, Cad Bane with TODO-360, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and R7-A7 make up the newest pre-orders wave for Clone Wars, and you can reserve your set at Brian's Toys.  These toys will go along great with the
Jedi Turbo Speeder vehicle.  Speaking of pre-orders, the next G.I. Joe wave is also available to reserve.

Check out the new Star Wars artwork from Steve Thomas!  His retro artwork is a joyful take on the art of advertising from years' past.

Christmas is nearly a month away, and it's a good time to start getting prepared.  The Yoda Tree Topper from Kurt Adler will be the delight to any Star Wars geek in the holiday spirit.

For more great stuff, check out the Brian's Toys in its entirety at Brian's Toys Newsletter!

Brian's Toys

Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) Image Surfaces?

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2010 at 08:28 AM EDT |

Galactic Hunter has what possibly may be a picture of the new Han Solo Bespin figure. Click through to read their report!

Amazing New The Vintage Collection 2011 List Surfaces!

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2010 at 08:21 AM EDT |

Quickly head over to Sir Steve's Guide for a complete The Vintage Collection list from a Walmart computer database for 2011! This is exciting news or at best a pretty solid rumor! Click through now!

Review: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) - TVC - VC23

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2010 at 01:01 AM EDT |

HE'S NOT LUKE SKYWALKER (JEDI KNIGHT OUTFIT) SO STOP COMPLAINING THAT HE DOESN'T COME WITH A CAPE!!! (Sheesh! And yes, we're yelling!) Hasbro has released the definitive version of "Death Star II" Luke even though they have him packaged on an incorrect card back (which they claim is in the works to be fixed). Research Droids Reviews raves up and down and all over about the incredible ehnancements Hasbro has made to this figure including ball-jointed wrists and hips and a head sculpt that will drop your lower jaw to the ground in awe! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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The Clone Wars: Episode 53 - Heroes on Both Sides

Posted by Chuck | November 19, 2010 at 08:22 AM EDT |

We finally get to see the characters transition more towards their ROTS look! Click here for information on this weeks episode: Heroes on Both Sides...

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Review: Gamorrean Guard - TVC - Basic (VC21)

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2010 at 01:00 AM EDT |

Best. Figure. Ever? Well, perhaps, but if he isn't, the Gamorrean Guard is pretty darn close. This amazingly sculpted action figure is the reason why we collect and Research Droids Reviews gives you plenty of good reasons on why you should pick up a sounder of Gamorrean Guards! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Wave 3 Sneak Peeks Conclude - Marathon Starts [Now]!

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2010 at 12:34 AM EDT |

Hopefully you have caught all of our special sneak peeks of wave 3 of The Vintage Collection on Facebook! If you missed them, don't worry because we start our Research Droids Reviews marathon on this spectacular wave at midnight tonight with the amazing Gamorrean Guard. So stick like glue to Jedi Temple Archives so you don't miss anything! AND PLEASE VOTE!

Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight Outfit Variation Already!!!

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2010 at 02:29 PM EDT |

Shockingly we came across an important variation on the Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) figure that is JUST starting to show up at retail! We have found one version without a hole and no plug on the lightsaber hilt and then we found another version with a hole drilled in his belt in addition to the hilt having a plug so that it can hang from Luke's waist. Also, the "new" version with the hole seems to have a richer blond color for hair without as many streaks. Click through for a whole bunch of pictures of proof! Wow! There is just too much going on right now!

Sponsor Announcement: Past Generation Toys

Posted by Chuck | November 18, 2010 at 08:34 AM EDT |

Check out this week’s update from Past Generation Toys for awesome deals, preorders, and new arrivals!

Past Generation Toys

Review: Shaak Ti - TCW - CW31

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2010 at 01:08 AM EDT |

A new animated version of Shaak Ti has started arriving at retail and Research Droids Reviews gives it a favorable review even though it has one glaring error! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Entertainment Earth Exclusive Comic Packs Shipping!

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2010 at 01:05 AM EDT |

The Entertainment Earth exclusive Comic Packs have begun shipping for those who pre-ordered them (like we needed any more product to worry about)!

Like Us On Facebook To Get ROTJ Wave Review Updates!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2010 at 09:18 PM EDT |

We're working double time to finish up our Research Droids Reviews on the stupendous Return Of The Jedi wave of figures in The Vintage Collection. We will be posting exclusive Facebook updates as we complete each review for our Facebook readers only. So, if you want to get the latest updates, then "like" us on Facebook by clicking Luke Skywalker below and then follow us as we give our thoughts on this most impressive set of figures!



UPDATE: We have posted four "sneak peek" updates on our Facebook page. Have you liked us yet?

New The Vintage Collection Rumors!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2010 at 08:56 PM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com have an amazing new rumor list posted for upcoming assortments of The Vintage Collection! Click through for all the juicy details!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2010 at 01:54 PM EDT |

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

      

TVC Wave 3 Found In Philly! - Coming To RDRs Shortly!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2010 at 10:04 AM EDT |

JTA is ecstatic to report that The Vintage Collection wave 3 has been found in the Philly area! Stick close with us as we start a full wave marathon on Friday as we add them to our Research Droids Reviews database one by one! Click through for a quick snapshot!

Entertainment Earth Pre-Black Friday Sale

Posted by Chuck | November 17, 2010 at 08:46 AM EDT |

Entertainment Earth is offering Pre-Black Friday discounts up to 75% off.  With bargains like this, why would the price-conscious holiday shopper wait for Black Friday?

This limited-time offer includes hand-picked toys, action figures, bobble heads, games, and collectibles from some of the world's most popular brands, like Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, The Twilight Zone, The Venture Bros., Dexter, Lost, Twilight, and more.  There's something for just about everyone.

Review: Boba Fett - TCW - CW32

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2010 at 01:05 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews has discovered a new gem in The Clone Wars line: the newly available Boba Fett! This figure is perfect in every way and we hope that Hasbro creates a realistic version of this character and gives it the same exact treatment! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Star Wars Action News - Episode 271

Posted by Chuck | November 16, 2010 at 06:22 PM EDT |

In less than two weeks the biggest shopping day in America is upon us, and the stores are getting ready. And in this economy, many stores aren't even waiting until Black Friday to offer deep discounts on the hot holiday items of the year. From several stores having the Hasbro AT-AT for $75 or less to Target already marking down its brand new exclusives to Star Wars Shop offering 25% off everything they have in stock, and more such as Transformers for $8 and Clone Wars Y-Wing for under $40, listen to this week's Star Wars Action News as Arnie and Marjorie run down all the biggest bargains and what stores to hit for the newest Star Wars holiday items!

Star Wars Action News

Hasbro Saves Rocket-Firing Fetts From Certain Doom!

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2010 at 03:18 PM EDT |

Scott from Tulsa writes in with a cool update that Hasbro is now shipping the mail-away Boba Fett figures in sturdier white corrugated mailer boxes! Click through for the proof.

Review: Embo - TCW - CW33

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

Research Droids Reviews looks deeply into the coolest bounty hunter in a very long time. Not only is he cool-looking, Hasbro has also designed a dream action figure for collectors and we couldn't be more thrilled to have this figure in our collection. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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More TVC ROTJ Wave Finds But With A Caveat Of Horror!

Posted by Paul | November 15, 2010 at 06:05 PM EDT |

More reports are coming in that the Return Of The Jedi wave is being found all over the country. JTA reader Carlos writes in with a report from FLorida and he also points out what we believe will be a new travesty in collecting these newly unpunched figures. It seems as if Walmart is using some Yankee ingenuity and making holes of their own. Goodness, gracious us. The horror! Click through to see what we mean!

Review: Armored Scout Tank With Tactical Droid - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | November 15, 2010 at 01:35 AM EDT |

We got another new Research Droids Reviews entry for you today based on the popular "Ryloth" story arc. Hasbro gave us a Tactical Droid repaint, but this time it's TA-175. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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TVC ROTJ Wave AND TCW Embo Wave Found At Walmart!

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2010 at 10:54 PM EDT |

The newest Star Wars figures are hitting Walmart! JTA reader and friend Robert Dean writes in with excting news that he found the Embo/Shaak Ti The Clone Wars wave as well as The Vintage Collection Return Of The Jedi wave at his local Walmart in Griffin, GA today! These will be everywhere soon folks! Start up those hunts!

Q&A With JTA: Our Tenth (And Final?) Column!

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2010 at 07:00 PM EDT |

We have our final (?) round of Q&A With JTA ready for you! This may indeed be our swan song for the column. After 100 questions answered (including those in tonight's column), we are getting great readership which excites us, but we just aren't getting enough questions on a consistent basis to keep this column going strong. While we won't say we're sticking a fork in it completely, we will indeed leave the ball in your court. If we continue to get questions, we will continue to post this column. But for right now, this is our last "Sunday night at 6 PM" column. Thank you to all that have sent in consistent questions, it means the world to us. Click through to access the Q&A database with our final (?) batch of questions!

Hot Topics: Echo Base transport, is my POTF2 collection worth anything?, a vintage-styled Jawa, a new Emperor's Royal Guard and is Hasbro going to keep bringing us different colored clones utilizing the TVC Clone Trooper sculpt?

Found! Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2010 at 06:40 PM EDT |

We found the new Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter at Toys R Us today! It looks like the holiday floodgates are really starting to open up. A lot of stuff is just starting to hit!

TVC Return Of The Jedi Wave Unpunched?!

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2010 at 01:57 PM EDT |

JTA spoke briefly with Mike Sullenger from Galactic Hunter and we found out an interesting tidbit about the newest The Vintage Collection figures shipping from Star Wars Shop! (Thanks Mike for giving us permission to share.) All of the new Return Of The Jedi figures come unpunched yet the repacked figures like the Sandtrooper, Clone Trooper and Anakin Skywalker still come punched. Hm. We wonder what Hasbro is doing here. It will be interesting to see what hits retail stores! If you have found them at retail, let us know what your experiences are! Click through to see Galactic Hunter's unpunched ROTJ card backs!

Found! New Battle Packs! (But It's Not Exciting News!)

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2010 at 12:38 PM EDT |

While desperately trying to find both the Return of The Jedi wave in The Vintage Collection and the Embo/Shaak Ti wave in The Clone Wars line (no such luck), we bumped into two new Battle Packs at Toys R Us in Philadelphia (Battle Of Orto Plutonia and Invasion Of Utapau). Stick close to JTA as we add them to our Research Droids Reviews shortly where the Research Droids will likely shred them to pieces because they are C-R-A-P! (By the way, they both include a Battle Mat - interesting, huh?)Click through for the proof!

 

Review: AT-RT With ARF Trooper Boil - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2010 at 01:05 AM EDT |

The Innocents Of Ryloth episode really engaged viewers in some pretty powerful ways. One of the charcaters from that episode is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews entry today. Be sure to check it out! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Anakin Skywalker Becomes Darth Vader Literally!

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2010 at 12:03 AM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have confirmed the running change to Anakin Skywalker. He is now being found as Darth Vader at retail! We never thought this running change would come. Hasbro has proved us wrong again!

Galactic Hunter Posts Loose Image Of Gamorrean Guard!

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2010 at 11:59 PM EDT |

Our friends at Galactic Hunter have posted loose images of the new The Vintage Collection Gamorren Guard in their Image Bank. Be sure to check out this spectacular figure!

Carrie Fisher On Tomorrow's American Dad?

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2010 at 11:08 PM EDT |

The commercial blew by us faster than hyperspace, but we could have sworn that we heard that Carrie Fisher will be on tomorrow's American Dad show. And we think she will be in her Princess Leia (Slave Outfit) gear. You may want to DVR this folks!

Review: ARC-170 Fighter - TCW - Vehicles

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2010 at 01:10 AM EDT |

Is it possible for price to absolutely ruin a toy? Absolutely! Research Droids Reviews looks at an awesome vehicle that is completely hindered by its price tag! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | November 12, 2010 at 08:57 PM EDT |

The 2010 Clone Wars Wave 8 with Undead Geonosian and Cato Parasitti is now in stock!  For more Star Wars, check out the Vintage for new ungraded die-cast vehicles and figures on card.

Transformers are finally back!  There are new Deluxe and Voyager figures!

For more great stuff, check outBrian's Toys Newsletter!

Brian's Toys

Make Your Voice Heard - The Vintage Collection Poll!

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2010 at 08:28 PM EDT |

Our good friends at Rebelscum.com are hosting a neat poll at their site. Originating from a Hasbro Q&A question asked by JTA last session (found HERE) where we asked if Hasbro could include some older (but definitive) figures into The Vintage Collection, Rebelscum.com took it to a whole new and exciting level and is asking for your feedback on this by voting. Please take some time to put in your two cents! This is a great opportunity to prod Hasbro to get some of these "older" (yet awesome) figures entered into the TVC line!

The Clone Wars: Episode 52 - Hunt for Ziro

Posted by Chuck | November 12, 2010 at 08:35 AM EDT |

Here's a tip Obi-Wan... Use The Force! Click here for information on this weeks episode: Hunt for Ziro...

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Review: Kit Fisto’s Jedi Starfighter - Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2010 at 01:35 AM EDT |

Do you really need another Jedi starfighter in your collection, even if it belongs to a cool Jedi? Well, if it's Kit Fisto's, then that would be a resounding yes! Today's Research Droids Reviews checks out the Walmart exclusive Kit Fisto Jedi starfighter. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

TVC ROTJ Wave Cases In Stock At Entertainment Earth!

Posted by Paul | November 11, 2010 at 10:42 PM EDT |

Multiple case assortments of The VIntage Collection wave 3 (ROTJ) are IN STOCK right this moment at Entertainment Earth! And the great news that they're offering FREE shipping on orders $99.00 or more! Click through for availability!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | November 11, 2010 at 08:10 PM EDT |

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

15% OFF SALE

From now until Friday 11/12 - save 15% of all all toys, figures, statues, vintage and more - everything except 'New' and 'Preorder / Backorder' is included.   Graphic Novels are now 40% Off as well!   Get a jump start on
holiday shopping or reinforce your own collection with a variety of great deals.    Just browse your favorite menus or search for your favorite items

Big Bad Toy Store

Darth Sidious Legendary Scale Bust!

Posted by Paul | November 11, 2010 at 08:04 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles just announced their new Legendary Scale Bust Darth Sidious! Click through for the preview!

Review: Nahdar Vebb - TCW - Mail-Away Exclusive

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

Who isn't enamored of the Mon Calamari species? Today's Research Droids Reviews entry looks at one of the cutest characters ever, although we bet he wouldn't want to be called "cute" to his face! Be sure to check out Kit Fisto's Padawan because he is one cool action figure! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

The Clone Wars: Secrets Revealed - FREE Showings!

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

Attention all readers, but particularly Philadelphia area readers. Go to a FREE screening of The Clone Wars: Secrets Revealed! JTA will personally be at the Philly screening on December 9, 2010 and we encourage you to get your free passes to go also! Click the link below for direct access for other locations this is being shown and how you can get your own passes!

TVC Wave 4 Padmé Amidala (Peasant) Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2010 at 07:57 PM EDT |

Get a close up look at the upcoming Padmé Amidala figure coming in wave 4 of The Vintage Collection by clicking the image below! Or, purchase her now for less than $6.00!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2010 at 09:18 AM EDT |

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

      

KSWCC Annual Charity Fundraiser

Posted by Chuck | November 10, 2010 at 08:24 AM EDT |

The Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club is having its annual charity fundrasider. This year, the club is selling chances on a Gentle Giant vintage 12" stormtrooper. All proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Tickets are $2, or six for $10, and can be purchased by going to kswcc.com. The winner will be drawn on Jan. 1, 2011.

Go to www.kswcc.com for directions and full details.

Review: Concept Chewbacca - TAC - No. 21

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2010 at 01:40 AM EDT |

What is big, bad and ugly? That's an easy question! It's the Concept Chewbacca action figure and it is the focus of today's Research Droids Reviews entry! He's huge and heavy and has a face only a mother could love. But we'll bet you'll love him just as much and want him in your collection too! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Sponsor Announcement: Past Generation Toys

Posted by Chuck | November 09, 2010 at 06:53 PM EDT |

This week at Past Generation Toys:

PREORDERS

This week we have Bowen Designs Thor Mini-Busts available for pre-order. There are two versions of the Thor Mini-Bust, a Classic and a Modern. The Bowen Thor Classic Mini-Bust recreates the aesthetic from the classic Lee/Kirby era. This bust is over 9 inches tall to the top of Thors hammer, which features a real leather strap.

The Thor Modern Mini Bust portrays Thor in a modern style from the J. Michael Straczynski run. This Mini-Bust also measures over 9 inches tall and features a real leather strap.

Click here for IN STOCK items!

Past Generation Toys

TVC Wave 3 Also Hitting In Indiana! Check Out Ackbar!

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2010 at 03:50 PM EDT |

The Vintage Collection Return Of The Jedi wave has also hit Indiana! Check out this auction for Admiral Ackbar in IN on eBay!

TVC Wave 3 ROTJ Hits AZ - Check Out Wicket On eBay!

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2010 at 03:16 PM EDT |

The Vintage Collection Return Of The Jedi wave has landed in the USA! Check out this auction for the Wicket in AZ on eBay!

TVC Wave 3 ROTJ Lands In AZ! Rebel Commando!

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2010 at 03:13 PM EDT |

The Vintage Collection Return Of The Jedi wave has landed in the USA! Check out this auction for the Rebel Commando in AZ on eBay!

TVC Wave 3 ROTJ Lands In USA! AZ Finds!

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2010 at 03:09 PM EDT |

The Vintage Collection Return Of The Jedi wave has landed in the USA! Check out this auction for the Gamorrean Guard in AZ on eBay!

Amazing $5 Deals At StarWarsShop.com!

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2010 at 10:58 AM EDT |

In this tough economy we're all looking for some great Star Wars deals, aren't we? Then head on over to Star Wars Shop where you can pick up the 2009 Legacy Collection exclusive Stormtrooper Commander, the 2007 30 (77-07) exclusive Concept Grievous, the 2008 The Clone Wars exclusive Clone Trooper (Senate Security) and the 2009 ACME Archives Maris Brood character key all for $5.00 each!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 270

Posted by Chuck | November 09, 2010 at 07:53 AM EDT |

With The Force Unleashed 2 hoopla dying down (as everyone has already beaten the game) Marjorie and Arnie return to business as usual on Star Wars Action News, running down the latest sales in stores and online, as well as reviewing a number of new items they've found in stores including Target's exclusive Star Wars Mini Muggs and the Yoda: Bring You Wisdom I Will statue and book!

Star Wars Action News

Review: Imperial Stormtrooper - TAC - No. 20

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2010 at 01:35 AM EDT |

You probably have figured out by now that we are in total love with the 30 (77-07) line, but Hasbro did kind of ruin one of the figures in the collection. Research Droids Reviews just can't reconcile the 2007 take on the Imperial Stormtrooper. There have been much better versions before and after it, so we're not sure what Hasbro was thinking when they released this one. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Imperial Shipyards Reviews TVC R2-D2!

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2010 at 10:22 PM EDT |

Our pals at ImperialShipyards.net have gotten their paws on a loose version of the soon-to-be-available The Vintage Collection R2-D2! Click through to check out their very thorough review. If you can't wait for this figure to hit the shelves, remember that it is available right now on eBay for less than $5 loose. Click HERE for direct access to that auction!

Review: Jawa & LIN Droid - TAC - No. 19

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2010 at 01:20 AM EDT |

Oh how we love two-packs in the basic figure line! As part of the incredibly wonderful 30 (77-07) line, Hasbro gave collectors an all-new Jawa sculpt as well as an accompanying never-before-made LIN droid. Research Droids Reviews finds little fault in this duo and raves about what good they indeed bring to collectors. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Q&A With JTA: Our Ninth Column!

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2010 at 07:00 PM EDT |

We got another round of Q&A With JTA for you! Thank you for making this new column a success so far! Please continue to send us your questions! Click through to access the Q&A database with our next batch of questions!

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Hot Topics: Why did you start a Star Wars collecting site?, what is that next big vehicle Hasbro let slip?, Han Solo (Bespin Outfit), Shadows Of The Empire and a "to-date" complete list of all Chalmun's Cantina alien action figures!

TARGET Exclusives And Other Items On Sale!

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2010 at 12:29 PM EDT |

TARGET has put a ton of Star Wars items on sale starting today. Both the Defense Of Hoth and Attack On Hoth sets are now $34.99, The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter and Rebel Armored Snowspeeder are $19.99 each and The Vintage Collection basic figures are $6.99 each just to name a few.

Review: Biggs Darklighter - TAC - No. 17

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2010 at 01:55 AM EDT |

Hasbro made us wait a long time for the deleted scene version of Biggs Darklighter. It's sweet to have him as an action figure, but Hasbro certainly didn't go all out to make him as best as he could have been. The 30 (77-07) line gave collectors one gift after another but Research Droids Reviews points out that this one was a mild disappointment. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

TRU Has Galactic Heroes Cheap - Ends Today!

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2010 at 10:04 AM EDT |

Toys R Us has put their Galactic Heroes on sale for $4.19 each, but the sale ends today! Act in haste!

Review: Darth Vader - TAC - No. 16

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2010 at 12:20 AM EDT |

Hasbro released a very cool version of Darth Vader in the 30 (77-07) line based on his appearance in A New Hope. Research Droids Reviews checks out what makes this figure so cool, is empathetic to purists and raves about one of the neatest action figure "stands" ever included with a basic figure! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids ReviewsDarth Vader

The Clone Wars: Episode 51 - Evil Plans

Posted by Chuck | November 05, 2010 at 07:14 AM EDT |

Evil lurks... Click here for information on this weeks episode: Evil Plans...

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Review: Luke Skywalker - TAC - No. 18

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2010 at 12:35 AM EDT |

Hasbro spoiled us frequently with huge accessories in the basic figure line in 2007. And while there have been some cool accessories since, they have been much fewer and far between. Research Droids Reviews looks at one of the most-fan-requested accessories ever, the moisture vaporator that came with a half decent version of Luke Skywalker. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

TARGET Exclusives In Stock At TARGET.com!

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2010 at 09:42 PM EDT |

The Defense Of Hoth and Attack On Hoth multipacks are in-stock at TARGET.com. You've probably seen these in stores by now, but if you don't have a TARGET near you, you have options!

Star Wars Action News Episode 269

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2010 at 06:27 PM EDT |

With The Force Unleashed 2 Star Wars fans have their biggest video game event since the original. Starkiller is back and seemingly more powerful than ever! However while hype was high among Star Wars fans early buzz on the game was mixed. Now Star Wars Action News brings you the definitive review podcast for The Force Unleashed 2. Arnie and Marjorie review every aspect of the Collector's Edition of the game for the XBox 360--the graphics, the gameplay, the story, and the much maligned duration of the game. Click through for more!

Star Wars Action News

Found! Walmart Exclusive TIE Bomber!

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2010 at 05:17 PM EDT |

JTA reader Tray writes in to let us know that the Walmart exclusive TIE Bomber has been located in Cypress, TX. The vehicle comes without a pilot but the quantities look much healthier than Jabba's Throne. Oh, and the price? It's $38.97, a little too high for our liking. Start up your hunts!

New Galactic Heroes Found At TARGET!

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2010 at 02:43 PM EDT |

Scott from Tulsa writes in to let us know that the new Galactic Heroes are being found at TARGET! Thanks for the news Scott!

Life Imitates Art....Star Wars Style!

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2010 at 11:59 AM EDT |

Life imitates art....again. Click through to read about how scientists have made huge developments towards 3-D video, just like the holograms in our beloved Star Wars films!

The Vintage Collection For $6.00 Each At Walmart!

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2010 at 07:20 AM EDT |

There is a great (great meaning good) disturbance in the Force. TVC figures are cheaper than Saga Legends and The Clone Wars figures! Walmart has put their The Vintage Collection figures on sale for $6.00 each. If you recall, this tends to be a seasonal sale with them. It is unknown how long this will last, but we are praying that we can score the Return of The Jedi wave for this price! It is slim pickings right now, but keep checking as they may get more product soon! Click through for the proof!

Review: Elis Helrot - TAC - No. 23

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2010 at 12:15 AM EDT |

Did you know that Ralph McQuarrie was responsible for coming up with quite a few creature concepts to round out the Cantina sequence in Star Wars? It's true and Elis Helrot was one concept of his that basically made it to the film essentially unaltered or changed by George Lucas. Research Droids Reviews contemplates how much he resembles a famous horror movie villain, but Elis Helrot is an original vision of McQuarrie himself first. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Rare VOTC Silver R2-D2 Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2010 at 09:03 PM EDT |

The extremely rare silver R2-D2 from the 2006 The Saga Collection Episode III multipack (that was a Woolworth's store UK exclusive) somehow has made its way to eBay in quantity! This one is rare folks. It came with the Darth Vader, General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi and a Shock Trooper as well as a few other figures. But this was the only way to get this version of R2-D2. And it was almost impossible for USA residents. This may be your only chance to pick it up!

R2-T7 Hits eBay! Check It Out!

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2010 at 08:54 PM EDT |

The upcoming TRU exclusive R2-T7 has hit eBay! Check out this awesome R2 unit that will be available soon at Toys R Us in the Battle of Endor 4-packs....or get it on eBay now!

R2-T7

R5-P9 Hits eBay! Get A Good Look At This Droid!

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2010 at 08:50 PM EDT |

The upcoming TRU exclusive R5-P9 has hit eBay! Check out this beautiful R5 unit in detail on eBay right now!

R5-P9

JTA Is Giving One Of Our Mint Rocket-Firing Fetts Away!

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2010 at 05:55 PM EDT |

How would you like to add a C10 mint condition perfect Rocket-Firing Boba Fett mail-away figure to your collection (where the packaging and figure are absolutely perfect)? Jedi Temple Archives is giving one away that we received directly from Hasbro! The one we're giving away is mint beyond words folks! Find out how by clicking through!

JTA Is Giving Away One Of These!!!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2010 at 12:27 PM EDT |

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

      

We Need More Questions!

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

Please send us your questions for this Sunday's Q&A With JTA. We are definitely short questions for our ninth installment!

Q&A With JTA

Sponsor Announcement: Past Generation Toys

Posted by Chuck | November 03, 2010 at 06:58 AM EDT |

Coming this week at Past Generation Toys!

GENTLE GIANT SLAVE LEIA

In stock this week we will have the new Gentle Giant Slave Leia in her famous metal bikini! This Leia bust comes with a Vibro Ax and is a hand numbered limited edition. Leia stands 6.5 inches tall and is cast in poly-stone; no details were overlooked by Gentle Giant while creating this bust it looks fantastic!

GENTLE GIANT COMMANDER GREE MAQUETTE

Also in stock this week from Gentle Giant is the Clone Wars Commander Gree Maquette. Gree stands 9 inches tall and is cast in poly-stone to Lucasfilm’s high standards. He is displayed in Phase I clone trooper armor holding the very deadly DC-15A Blaster Rifle! Just like Leia the Commander Gree Maquette is a hand numbered limited edition.

Click here for even more preorders and new arrivals!

Past Generation Toys

Review: M'iiyoom Onith - TAC - No. 22

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2010 at 12:25 AM EDT |

She's named after a beautiful space flower, but unfortunately she is one of the ugliest things we have ever seen. And Research Droids Reviews confirms that despite her lack of good looks, she is still one impressive action figure and more importantly another check off for your Cantina lists! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Research Droids Reviews In Hi-Rez!

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2010 at 06:58 PM EDT |

For those of you who also DON'T have a 24" monitor with 1920 x 1080 resolution, here is what your Research Droids Reviews experience could be like it you did! We think we may just need to upgrade our PC monitors now also! Thanks to you-know-who for showing off his new computer screen!

Yoda Charity Pin

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2010 at 05:35 PM EDT |

Yodasholonet.com is proud to annouce its 1st Charity Lapel Pin fundraiser benefiting Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. Click through for the details!

Review: Animated Debut: Boba Fett - TAC - No. 24

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

Can you sit through the entire Star Wars Holiday Special? We certainly can't. But Research Droids Reviews looks at the best thing that came from the biggest debacle of 1978, the animated version of Boba Fett! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews

Second Batches Of Nahdar Vebb Arriving!

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2010 at 06:24 PM EDT |

Right on time (Hasbro said they would start shipping on or about October 31st), the second batches of Nahdar Vebb are starting to hit doorsteps across the country as we just received ours today! Be on the lookout! Click through for the proof!

Q&A With JTA: Eighth Column UPDATE!

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2010 at 02:13 PM EDT |

Sleep deprivation, Star Wars fever or I don't know what, but I totally misread question number one in this week's Q&A With JTA and we have fixed our response. Apologies Sean!

Q&A With JTA

JTA Proudly Welcomes Past Generation Toys!

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2010 at 01:15 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives proudly welcomes Past Generation Toys as one of our sponsors! Be sure to check out their impressive catalogue of toys as well as their many site specials. And be sure to like them on Facebook where they have their own page too! Click the image below to check out their online store!

Review: Concept Darth Vader - TAC - No. 28

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2010 at 09:06 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews looks at another concept figure but this one comes with options! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

Research Droids Reviews


 
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