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December 2010

JTA Special Report: 2011 - It's Down to Seven

Posted by Paul | January 01, 2011 at 01:05 AM EDT |

Exactly a year ago today, Jedi Temple Archives published our very popular 2010: The Year We Make The Rest Special Report. For 2011, we revisit the report with a vengeance (100 photo gallery, in-depth commentary, vintage to modern analysis etc.) and have put together something we are pretty sure you're going to like. Click through to read our next Special Report: 2011 - It's Down to Seven! It's our greatest hope that you thoroughly enjoy our super-deluxe update to our original 2010 report.

2011 - It's Down to Seven

Happy New Year again! A new year means a new category in our Research Droids Reviews! We delve into Medicom Toy's rich Real Action Heroes line and the first candidate is Anakin Skywalker as he appeared in Revenge Of The Sith. This ultra cool figure is so awesome we wish we bought two (not really). But be sure to check out these amazing Japanese one-sixth scale collectibles over the next few days! 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 New Year To You From Jedi Temple Archives!

Posted by Paul | January 01, 2011 at 01:00 AM EDT |

Happy New Year from all of us here at Jedi Temple Archives!! Thank you for another incredible year. 2011 promises another exciting year of new product and we're all right around the corner from Toy Fair where we'll be sure to find out detailed information about a lot of this new stuff coming! Be safe and continue to stick close with us throughout this brand new year!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2010 at 11:22 PM EDT |

Happy New Year to everyone in the galaxy (who happen to use the Julian/Gregorian calendar)!  Brian's Toys says goodbye to a terrific 2010, and wish all customers and their families a safe 2011. Take advantage of the 10% OFF storewide coupon.  No minimum/maximum order. In-stock merchandise only.  Use code "HELLO2011" with your next order before January 10th to qualify. Go to http://www.brianstoys.com/nl to check out all the new exclusive Gentle Giant and Sideshow in stock, featuring a Greedo with Han Solo Wanted Poster.

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It's Coming Very Soon

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2010 at 09:51 PM EDT |

Curious? Look for the symbol below on our site right now and click on it for more information. This is something we can guarantee you're not going to want to miss!

TARGET Getting Limited Additional Shipments Of Wave 3 Of TVC

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2010 at 01:23 PM EDT |

While the fabulous Return Of The Jedi wave of The Vintage Collection seems to have disappeared in general making many of us worry, it appears that TARGET has been fortunate enough to get the last few shipments. We visited six local TARGET stores this morning and found wave 3 at 50% of these stores. TARGET may just be your last chance to score this brilliant wave.

Xanadu Blood Showing Up With Greater Frequency At Retail

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2010 at 12:48 PM EDT |

There haven't been many (if any) reports we have seen online of the Xanadu Blood being found at retail. We're happy to report that in the nick of time, they have shown up at both Walmart and TARGET in limited quantities before the close of 2010. We hope it continues to ship in stronger numbers in 2011. But if you're looking for this cool repainted vehicle, now is the time to start hunting for it.

Know Where To Go For Optimal Star Wars Toys Savings!

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2010 at 12:36 PM EDT |

We are slightly shocked how quickly the exclusive Star Wars product is disappearing off of shelves. There is little to nothing left in our local stores. But hopefully you have made out and found some great stuff on sale. Depending upon your area, there are still some great deals to be had. Some things to keep in mind if you trek out on New Year's Day to find some last of the sale stuff: Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of TRU's buy 2 get one free Hasbro promotion (this includes those big exclusives like the Slave I and TVC AT-AT). And TARGET has many of their Fall 2010 exclusives on sale for between 30-50% off! Lastly, there are the recent reports of Walmart marking down Jabba's Throne and the Imperial TIE Bomber for $19.00. You just never know what you might find.



TRU Still Has Some TLC And LC Items On Clearance!

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2010 at 12:16 PM EDT |

We are still unbelievably finding the 2008 TLC Dagger Squadron B-wing Fighter for pennies on the dollar, so cheap in fact that we're tempted to get four and create each member of the squadron! Ranging from $7.48 to $14.98 in the Philly area, if you happen to find this clearance item at your local TRU store, make the trip to the price scanner and see what you can score! Also available, but no so great a deal is 2009's LC TIE Interceptor for $39.98. In case you didn't know, this is the only place where you can get the "generic" all-black sans ace stripes TIE Interceptor (Fighter) Pilot.

Latest The Clone Wars Wave Becomes The Easiest To Locate!

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2010 at 12:10 PM EDT |

TARGET, Walmart AND Toys R Us are inundated with the Quinlan Vos/Cata Parasitti wave. We all sweated small bullets over this wave and it appears as if it's one of the heaviest shipped waves yet! Be sure to go out and grab yours. These figures are excellent for the most part!

Review: Concept Boba Fett - TAC - No. 15

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2010 at 01:03 AM EDT |

It's quite a claim to state that Concept Boba Fett is Hasbro's best action figure. Our opinion is firmly rooted in our thankfulness to Hasbro for making it for us. He may have been an inevitable action figure, but it was something else when he started showing up on pegs in April of 2007. We hope it's had a similar impact on you and you've had the opportunity to take in the amazing experience of purchasing it. Check out the last Research Droids Reviews entry of 2010 and be sure to add your input by voting! We need you votes! 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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Imperial TIE Bomber Also Hits Record Low At Walmart!

Posted by Paul | December 30, 2010 at 12:51 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have found the Imperial TIE Bomber for as low as $19.00 on clearance. It's now time to start stalking Walmart for some great clearance prices!

Review: Rebel Pilot Biggs Darklighter - TAC - No. 14

Posted by Paul | December 30, 2010 at 01:40 AM EDT |

We finish out 2010 in our Research Droids Reviews with figures from (what we consider) the best wave of the 30 (77-07) line. Rebel Pilot Biggs Darklighter may not be the greatest action figure in the second wave of the 30 (77-07) line, but he's a big step up from the 1998 POTF2 figure. He is definitely due for an upgrade, but this figure should satiate us for a little while longer. 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

Jabba's Throne Found On Clearance At Walmart!

Posted by Paul | December 29, 2010 at 09:01 PM EDT |

Our friends at Galactic Hunter are reporting that they are finding Jabba's Throne on clearance from $19.00 to $26.00. This is a steal for this item. Click the image below for their complete report.

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | December 29, 2010 at 10:16 AM EDT |

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

      

Sideshow Reveals New Details Of Three Upcoming Premium Format Figures!

Posted by Paul | December 29, 2010 at 07:13 AM EDT |

Sideshow discusses three of their upcoming Star Wars Premium Format figures: Emperor Palpatine, Stormtrooper and C-3PO & R2-D2. They go into pretty good detail with each! Click the image below and then click on the "fifth day" to check it all out!

Review: Han Solo - TAC - No. 11

Posted by Paul | December 29, 2010 at 01:35 AM EDT |

We finish out 2010 in our Research Droids Reviews with figures from (what we consider) the best wave of the 30 (77-07) line. 2009 gave us a great Chewbacca (Millennium Falcon co-pilot), but two years earlier we first got Han Solo which is actually a great figure even though he is a slight step back from the 2004 VOTC Han Solo figure. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | December 28, 2010 at 11:00 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com!

Year End Sale

2010 comes to an end and we'd like to wrap up the year with one last sale. From now until January 1st - save 15% on everything except 'New' and 'Preorder / Backorder' items. Graphic Novels are on sale for 50% off - this sale will end on January 1st. Just search or browse for your favorites to view items with sale pricing.

Thanks for making 2010 a great year - we truly appreciate your patronage and look forward to bringing you more fantastic new items in 2011.

Big Bad Toy Store

The Empire Strikes Back Preserved In 2010 National Film Registry!

Posted by Paul | December 28, 2010 at 06:52 PM EDT |

The Empire Strikes Back has been preserved in the 2010 National Film Registry! Click image below for more information! (This is a big deal in case you didn't realize.)

Star Wars Action News - Episode 276

Posted by Paul | December 28, 2010 at 01:13 AM EDT |

As we pass Christmas and approach the New Year, the staff of Star Wars Action News gather to look back on what 2010 meant for Star Wars collectors. In this first part of our 2010 in review series, Arnie, Marjorie, Jerry, Steve, Berent, and Justin from Marvelicious Toys look back on Hasbro's 2010 offerings. From the Toys R Us exclusive EU wave and Force Unleashed 5-packs to the Vintage collection, Mighty Muggs, Slave I, and the AT-AT, we run down what excited us most and what we are hoping for in 2011! Click through for more!

Review: Luke Skywalker - TAC - No. 12

Posted by Paul | December 28, 2010 at 01:04 AM EDT |

We finish out 2010 in our Research Droids Reviews with figures from (what we consider) the best wave of the 30 (77-07) line. We hate to love the next figure that we check out today, Luke Skywalker [in his ceremonial duds]. It's technically an awesome action figure, but suffers from a very rushed (and much too pale) paint job. Please Hasbro, will you reissue this figure with a healthy skin tone soon? It will go nicely with the upcoming Han Solo (ceremony) figure in February's fifth The Vintage Collection wave! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Review: Death Star Trooper - TAC - No. 13

Posted by Paul | December 27, 2010 at 01:40 AM EDT |

We finish out 2010 in our Research Droids Reviews with figures from (what we consider) the best wave of the 30 (77-07) line. Check out the Death Star Trooper, which may (or may not) be the modern update to 1978's Death Squad Commander vintage figure. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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TARGET Clearancing Out Most Exclusives

Posted by Paul | December 26, 2010 at 10:50 AM EDT |

On our toy runs this morning we discovered that TARGET is running the best clearance. The Special Figure 9-Pack and all other exclusives except for the DVD Battle Packs sets are 30-50% off (in the Philadelphia area at least). If you're not getting hit with snow, it may be worth your while to see what your local bullseye is offering!

Review: Rebel Honor Guard - TAC - No. 10

Posted by Paul | December 26, 2010 at 01:15 AM EDT |

JTA hopes you had a wonderful Christmas! We finish out 2010 in our Research Droids Reviews with figures from (what we consider) the best wave of the 30 (77-07) line. Learn about the incredibly awesome Rebel Honor Guard and find out why he must be part of your 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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Merry Christmas From Jedi Temple Archives!

Posted by Paul | December 25, 2010 at 03:25 PM EDT |

The staff at Jedi Temple Archives wishes you and your family a happy and healthy Merry Christmas this year! Thank you for making JTA a part of your daily web surfing and we are loking forward to bringing you a few neat surprises in 2011!

Review: 2-1B (Surgical Droid) - Mini Bust

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

Gentle Giant Ltd. unintentionally let down Premier Guild Members for the holidays this year due to unforeseen production delays of the Padmé Amidala Holiday Edition mini bust (now coming in January 2011). Fortunately, they were able to get the "also delayed" 2-1B (Surgical Droid) mini bust in time for Christmas (it was supposed to be a summer convention exclusive) and Research Droids Reviews looks at it in great detail. This is one impressive mini bust and one of GG's finest works of art to date. 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!

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It's A Trap! - Not The Sequel You're Looking For!

Posted by Paul | December 24, 2010 at 06:08 PM EDT |

We had to offer up our quick opinion (whether you want it or not) about the latest installment of Family Guy's Star Wars Spoof, "It's A Trap!" It may have been best titled as "It's Crap!" because this is not the sequel we were looking for....

Huge Entertainment Earth Pre-Christmas Sale Happening Now!

Posted by Paul | December 24, 2010 at 05:38 PM EDT |

Entertainment Earth is running a huge pre-Christmas sale right now! Click the banner below to start shopping and see if you can score some cool pre-Christmas deals!

Sideshow Collectibles Officially Announces 12" Bith Band!

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

Sideshow Collectibles officially announces what JTA revealed to you days ago (our original report can be found HERE). Click through to see Sideshow Collectibles' official reveal of the 12" Figrin D'an And The Modal Nodes collection!

Like Us On Facebook And Follow Us!

Posted by Paul | December 24, 2010 at 09:06 AM EDT |

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

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Paul | December 24, 2010 at 09:00 AM EDT |

The new Star Wars Comic 2-Packs are finally here!  Featuring new characters from the expanded universe. Also, check out the vintage section for new AFA graded & ungraded figures. Don't overlook the Vinyl-Cape Jawas! Brian's Toys would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Safe holiday travels and lots of good cheers. We appreciated everyone's business with us for the 2010 year.

For more great stuff, check out this weeks newsletter at Brian's Toys!

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Review: Princess Leia Organa (Mynock Hunt) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | December 24, 2010 at 01:40 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews switches gears for a couple of days as we enjoy the Christmas holiday. Check out the Princess Leia Organa (Mynock Hunt) mini bust in the meantime! 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 | December 23, 2010 at 02:04 PM EDT |

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

Holiday Shipping

Just a few hours left for holiday shipping - order by 2:00 Central Time and select UPS Next Day Air - and your order will delivery on December 24th.

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Greedo (Bounty Hunter) - Scum & Villainy - 12 Inch Figure

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

Important! Please heed our recommedation and be sure to read today's Research Droids Reviews entry. It doesn't matter if you don't collect Sideshow Collectibles 12" figure line. It does however matter that you feast your eyes upon one of the greatest 12" figures they ever have made. We're not exaggerating here folks. From the head sculpt to the outfit to the most incredible exclusive accessory, Greedo (Bounty Hunter) is the exact reason why we love collecting Star Wars stuff so much! You must absolutely check Greedo out from head to toe! 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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Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | December 22, 2010 at 06:18 PM EDT |

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

      

Wave 5 Of The Vintage Collection Due In February Includes YODA!

Posted by Paul | December 22, 2010 at 12:56 PM EDT |

Wave 5 of The Vintage Collection (due in February) is available for pre-order at Entertainment Earth. Click through for details!



UPDATE: We added a nice big photo now. Click through to see it!

Toys R Us Running New Promotion Day After Christmas

Posted by Paul | December 22, 2010 at 12:37 PM EDT |

Retail is desperately trying to pull customers in even after Christmas! We came across this latest promotion at Toys R Us starting the day after Christmas, but we wonder how much good product is leftover to make this worthwhile. Click through for more.

Review: Mos Eisley Cantina - 12 Inch Figure Environments

Posted by Paul | December 22, 2010 at 01:05 AM EDT |

If you want to ensure that your 12" Han Solo shoots first, then you must have the appropriate 12" Figure Environment, courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles. Research Droids Reviews is impressed with Sideshow's latest release that has been to designed the recently released 12" Greedo! 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 | December 21, 2010 at 07:52 PM EDT |

Happy Holidays from Past Generation Toys!

This week only (ends on 12/25) ALL orders, no matter the size, are 10% off!  Use code "XMAS2010" at checkout!

Past Generation Toys

Sideshow Collectibles Lets 12 Inch Modal Nodes Image Slip By Them!

Posted by Paul | December 21, 2010 at 04:03 PM EDT |

We have a special picture to show you featuring the marvelous upcoming 12" Figrin D'an And The Modal Nodes figures by Sideshow Collectibles! They're featured in their 2011 calendar and we cannot wait until they become available for pre-order! Since Sideshow is so tight-lipped about their products, we're surprised to catch a first glimpse of them this way! Click through to check out these beauties!

Patience is certainly a virtue we don't have but Sideshow Collectibles definitely made us wait way too long for the ultimate Blackhole Stormtrooper 12" figure! Thankfully, Research Droids Reviews finds plenty of reasons to justify the long wait because this is the definitve Blackhole Stormtrooper collectible to date, available today at a specialty shop near you! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Olly Moss Hits a Home Run With an Awesome Set of Trilogy Art

Posted by Chuck | December 20, 2010 at 11:10 PM EDT |

Poster fans will love the latest Mondo set featuring art depicting our beloved Original Trilogy movies! If you weren't quick on the draw then you missed these, because they are already sold out! But, they are still worth a look and a mention. Click below for a detailed look at this awesome poster art!

Mondo Art

Review: Concept Stormtrooper (McQuarrie Signature Series) - TAC - No. 09

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

Ralph McQuarrie's prolific artwork is responsible for giving depth and dimension to our most favorite Star Wars characters! Research Droids Reviews looks at a figure that was first introduced in 2003 but was completely revisited when it was time for the 30 (77-07) line to come to fruition. 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 Paul | December 19, 2010 at 01:20 PM EDT |

Review: 30th Anniversary Coin Album & Darth Vader (No. 01)

Posted by Paul | December 19, 2010 at 01:03 AM EDT |

Be sure to check out the figure that started it all for the 30 (77-07) line! Research Droids Reviews looks at one of the best collectible items and pack-in premiums we have ever had the chance to purchase! 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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Q&A With JTA Returns In 2011!

Posted by Paul | December 18, 2010 at 09:47 PM EDT |

Due to the overwhelming response and positive feedback, we are bringing back Q&A With JTA this January. (Do we really need to take something away in order for you guys to respond?) As usual, if you have questions about anything, please send them our way. The format may change a little bit and we're going to be including fewer questions in each session, but let's see how it goes this time around. Anything can change. Thank you for your interest in this popular column; just please participate so we can keep it going strong! Thank you! Feel free to send questions now, but we will be posting a separate request for this in a few weeks.

Q&A with JTA

Padmé Amidala, Commander Faie and Fox PGM Mini Busts All Delayed

Posted by Paul | December 18, 2010 at 09:29 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. has sent out communications to Premier Guild Members that the 2010 Padmé Amidala Holiday Mini Bust as well as the Commander Faie and Commander Fox mini busts have all been delayed until January 2011. This is sure to upset some collectors. As a gesture, Gentle Giant, Ltd. has extended membership through January 31, 2011. But what does that mean for next year's enrollement is what we want to know! Will it always be in February for those that enroll every year?

Memo To Toys R Us: Warning! Knock It Off Now!

Posted by Paul | December 18, 2010 at 05:32 PM EDT |

Yeah, we're on a major rant with Toys R Us. And we're trying to nip it in the bud (both our complaining as well as their wrongdoing). Click through to read us airing our grievances. But you can help by deleting TRU from your toy runs for a while. They aren't playing nicely.

Peek-A-Boo! We See You....Now! Packaging Variation: Cato Parasitti

Posted by Paul | December 18, 2010 at 04:51 PM EDT |

JTA has just discovered a packaging variation for the Cato Parasitti figure and we haven't seen this reported anywhere yet, so we're taking credit for it. (We're only being funny.) Hitting stores in high numbers right this second, it appears Hasbro wanted to show off her beautiful mess of a face. (And they should because it's an incredible paint job. Read our review HERE if you haven't yet.) For skeptics who think that this helmet just flipped up: YOU'RE WRONG! There is a newly revised bubble which "blocks" and prevents it from falling back down to cover her face and we found about 5 others like this at Toys R Us right next to this sample. We honestly don't care about packaging variations, but many of our readers do, so here you go! Click through for some highly detailed shots!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | December 18, 2010 at 04:05 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about some great new arrivals and another big round of exciting new preorders:

Holiday Shipping

There is still plenty of time to receive items by 12/24,  for those of you in Zones 1, 2, and 3 - you can order throughout the weekend for delivery using the normal UPS Ground service.  For those in zone 4 and 5, use UPS 2nd day air for delivery - see your zone in relation to our WI warehouse on this map.

Big Bad Toy Store

Toys R Us Gouges Customers And Makes Normal Retail The Sale Price!

Posted by Paul | December 18, 2010 at 12:04 PM EDT |

Toys R Us spreads holiday cheer by marking up The Vintage Collection to $10.99 each and then puts them on sale 20% off to make them normal retail what Walmart and TARGET is selling them for (althought they are currently cheaper as low as $6.00 because of their sales). What makes it worse is that they haven't received anything beyond a few shipments of the Revenge Of The Sith wave. Perhaps Hasbro is being passive aggressive and not sending them as many shipments. We'd like to think so, at least until TRU can get the greed out of their hearts and sell these figures for a fair price! (As you can see we're very irritated over their prices.) Click through to see more. But after this sale is over, we are recommending a TRU boycott, but more on that later.

Cato Parasitti And Quinlan Vos Wave Hitting Extremely Hard At Toys R Us

Posted by Paul | December 18, 2010 at 11:52 AM EDT |

JTA is thrilled to report that Wave 5 of The Clone Wars line is hitting extremely hard almost every store we visited this morning. Of particular note, Toys R Us, while raking us over the coals with an unacceptable price hike to $8.49 each, has them on sale two for $9.99. We found 8 cases up on the shelves so it seems many should profit from this sale. Just get out there! Click through to see more. But after this sale is over, we are recommending a TRU boycott, but more on that later.

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - TAC - No. 05

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

We love and don't love the 30 (77-07) Obi-Wan Kenobi. Read today's Research Droids Reviews entry to find out why. 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: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | December 18, 2010 at 12:38 AM EDT |

Christmas is less than a week away, and it's a good time to save some money on Star Wars toys at Brian's Toys! On your next last minute order of $75 or more, use coupon code CHRISTMAS15 to take off $15 from your order total. One way of saying Happy Holidays to such great customers.

While perusing the Brian's Toys extensive catalog of toys, check out the new Gentle Giant 2-1B Mini Bust and Vintage loose figures AFA graded.  Some of the best stuff for the aspiring collector.

A Master Replicas Snowspeeder has also flown into the Brian's Toys inventory.  Not too many of these are left on the market today, but while this one has a few dings in it, it will make a satisfying piece to your collection.

For more great stuff, check out this weeks newsletter at Brian's Toys!

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Clone Trooper Hevy Hits eBay! Check Him Out! He Is Indeed Awesome!

Posted by Paul | December 17, 2010 at 06:41 PM EDT |

The new 2011 Clone Trooper Hevy has hit eBay. Be sure to click through and check out the impressive detail on him! Or get him for less than $7 now!

TARGET Exclusive TCW Red Battle Droids Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | December 17, 2010 at 06:35 PM EDT |

A new red TARGET exclusive The Clone Wars Battle Droid has appeared on eBay! Click through to check it out!

Last Post - 7 More RAH Medicom Anakin Figures Found!

Posted by Paul | December 17, 2010 at 12:03 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles unbelievably found 7 more RAH Medicom Anakin Skywalker figures in stock and discount code HG9001452 is still working. This is our last post on this and you have until December 19th to get your order in or the promotion will be over after that.

Review: Super Battle Droid - TAC - No. 08

Posted by Paul | December 17, 2010 at 01:10 AM EDT |

You know we love the 30 (77-07) R2-D2 based on his appearance from Revenge Of The Sith, now Research Droids Reviews talks about the second half of this figure interaction, the all-new Super Battle Droid! 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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Commander Cody QTVR Feature Posted!

Posted by Paul | December 16, 2010 at 07:40 PM EDT |

Sideshow has updated their QTVR feature on Clone Commander Cody. Click through to check it all out!

Sideshow Shows Off Production Boba Fett Life Size Bust!

Posted by Paul | December 16, 2010 at 07:37 PM EDT |

Oh my goodness! Sideshow has updated their gallery with actual production pictures of the stunning Boba Fett Life Size Bust. You must check these out! The production piece is significantly better than the prototype which we have seen to date.

Hot Toys To Produce 12 Inch Star Wars Figures?!

Posted by Paul | December 16, 2010 at 06:52 AM EDT |

There is some potentially mind-blowing and extremely exciting news on the horizon! YouBentMyWookiee.com is reporting that Hot Toys is introducing a very exciting Indiana Jones line and drops the hint that an impending Star Wars line may come to pass! Yes, we just said "Star Wars". Click through to read their report. Their first Indiana Jones doll will debut at an event in Tokyo on Christmas Eve. For those of you not sure why this is huge news, Hot Toys makes the absolute best 12" figures available on the market and were solely responsible for getting Sideshow Collectibles' figures up to snuff with their recently developed Prometheus and Armored Body types.

Review: Mustafar Lava Miner - TAC - No. 03

Posted by Paul | December 16, 2010 at 01:25 AM EDT |

It's amazing how so many of the background characters from the films get treated like they're royalty in the basic figure line. The Mustafar Lava Miner (which technically isn't the correct name or designation for him) is the focus of today's Research Droids Reviews and we hope we can persuade you that this is a figure that is necessary for your collection, even if he is in a pre-posed action stance. (It works for him, trust us!) 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 True Origins Of Darth Vader And C-3PO?

Posted by Paul | December 15, 2010 at 07:04 PM EDT |

CollectorsWeekly.com has posted a fascinating article about two 1800s smoke helmets and how they bear an uncanny resemblance to the Star Wars characters Darth Vader and C-3PO. The resemblance is so strong that some historical collectors believe George Lucas' designers used them as inspiration for Darth Vader and C-3PO. The biggest clue? One well-known manufacturer was called Vajen-Bader. Click through to learn more! Again, this is a fascinating article, we suggest you check it out!

The Next RAH Star Wars Figure Has Been Announced!

Posted by Paul | December 15, 2010 at 06:45 PM EDT |

The next RAH Medicom Star Wars figure has been announced! Click the banner below for more information!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | December 15, 2010 at 12:34 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 9 Packs Hit Or Miss Still!

Posted by Paul | December 15, 2010 at 11:44 AM EDT |

Scott from Tulsa writes in with an update that his TARGET in OK has a ton of the Special Action Figure 9 Packs still in stock. It's quite interesting how these sets are flying off of the shelves or just lying around based on the area. We can confirm that these are essentially gone in the Philly and surrounding areas.

Star Wars Action News - Episode 274

Posted by Chuck | December 15, 2010 at 08:25 AM EDT |

The latest wave of figures from Hasbro's Vintage Collection from Return of the Jedi is getting acclaim from fans and non-fans alike, and this week Marjorie and Arnie find out why on the Star Wars Action News podcast! Join them as they provide detailed reviews of six of the figures from that wave, and Marvelicious Toys' Justin provides an easy customizing tip to make one of those great figures even better!

Review: Mace Windu - TAC - No. 06

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

Mace Windu from the 30 (77-07) line is pretty cool if you don't "play" with him. But if you're looking for incredible flexibility with all of his included articulation points, well, you may be left unhappy. Research Droids Reviews discovers Mace Windu is indeed likeable, but just not a definitive version of him. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Sand People Jumbo Kenner Vintage Figure!

Posted by Paul | December 14, 2010 at 08:56 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. has sent out solicitations for their upcoming Sand People Jumbo Vintage Kenner figure. Click through for more.

Jumbo Vintage Kenner Luke Skywalker!

Posted by Paul | December 14, 2010 at 08:54 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. has sent out solicitations for their upcoming Luke Skywalker Jumbo Vintage Kenner figure. Click through for more.

The Clone Wars January 2011 Trailer!

Posted by Paul | December 14, 2010 at 04:32 PM EDT |

Want a taste of the January 2011 The Clone Wars action? Then check out the trailer at EntertainmentWeekly.com! This is the trailer those of us lucky enough to attend Savage Opress got to see! Now it's available for everyone!

Only 3 Anakin Sith Apprentice Medicom Figures Left!

Posted by Paul | December 14, 2010 at 03:24 PM EDT |

Hurry! There are only 3 Real Action Heroes 12" Anakin Skywalker (Sith Apprentice) from Medicom available at Sideshow Collectibles now for an amazing 50% ($90.00) off! It looks like coupon code HG9001452 is still working for everyone! Act fast! Click image below to directly access product page.

Review: R2-D2 - TAC - Basic (No. 04)

Posted by Paul | December 14, 2010 at 01:10 AM EDT |

There are some action figures that are guilty pleasures. R2-D2 from the first wave of the 30 (77-07) line is one of these figures and Research Droids Reviews finds a lot of reasons to fall in love with it! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Sandtroopers.com Co-Reviews With Daniel Logan!

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2010 at 12:35 PM EDT |

Chris Spice from Sandtroopers.com did an enjoybale review with The Clone Wars Boba Fett with none other than Daniel Logan himself. Click here to check it out. As you know, our own Research Droids Reviews also raved about this incredible figure. Be sure to add him into you collections!

The Vintage Collection E2 Obi-Wan Kenobi Changed?

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2010 at 12:04 PM EDT |

Famed eBay seller tunghori has The Vintage Collection Attack Of The Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi available for purchase also. Of particular note, it seems that either Hasbro has forgone the repaint or these are samples that missed the final paint touches. Click HERE (scroll all the way down) to see the carded samples Hasbro presented to us which clearly shows Obi-Wan Kenobi with a yellow undershirt and some different detailing in the brown colors. It also appears that there has been a new cut made for his Jedi robe as the drape and hang are different as well.

2011 TCW Obi-Wan Kenobi Hits eBay! Check Him Out!

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2010 at 11:49 AM EDT |

The brand-spanking-new 2011 The Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi has hit eBay. Click through to check out the improved sculpt and enhanced articulation. This is one great figure!

TCW Wave 5 (Quinlan Vos Wave) Found At TRU!

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2010 at 11:32 AM EDT |

JTA reader Chad Qureshi from King Of Prussia, PA writes in to let us know that the Quinlan Vos wave of The Clone Wars line is being found at Toys R Us stores in the Greater Philadelphia area. Toys R Us has been dry as of late, so it's good to hear that they're getting the new figures now also! (You can read about these figures in greater detail HERE.)

    

Review: Obi-Wan’s Starfighter With Hyperspace Ring

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2010 at 01:40 AM EDT |

One of the best store exclusives came to us in 2008 as part of the conclusion of the 30 (77-07) line and Research Droids Reviews checks it out in detail. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Great Deal On Medicom Anakin Sith Apprentice! 50% Off!

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

The amazing Real Action Heroes 12" Anakin Skywalker (Sith Apprentice) from Medicom is available at Sideshow Collectibles for an amazing 50% off with a special coupon code. Use discount code HG9001452 and add it to their coupon box at checkout to save $90 on this spectacular piece. (Sideshow never discounts Medicom stuff so this is a real treat!) As of this posting only 9 units are left. Act fast! Click image below to directly access product page. (If for some reason coupon code doesn't work for you, keep refreshing THIS PAGE until this Anakin Skywalker product shows up with a new product code. Sideshow often has weird promotions that are unique per user.) This may be a chore, but it is well worth it to attain this collectible at this price!

Review: Imperial TIE Bomber - SW [SOTDS] - Exclusive

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

Hasbro gives us the best Imperial TIE Bomber to date and Research Droids Reviews gives you all the details you need to find out if this upgraded vehicle is for you! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Review: Freeco Speeder With Clone Trooper - TCW - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | December 11, 2010 at 01:10 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews looks at a recently released Deluxe figure and vehicle set. It's cool, but we've seen it before. 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: Secrets Revealed - Philadelphia, PA

Posted by Paul | December 10, 2010 at 09:48 AM EDT |

WARNING! SPOILERS APPLY! JTA attended the exclusive screening of The Clone Wars: Secrets Revealed in Philadelphia, PA last night. The event was awesome and we outline some of plot details of the showing as well as a rundown of all the cool swag we got! Click through for more!

Review: Battle Of Orto Plutonia - TCW - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | December 10, 2010 at 01:30 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews looks at another new Battle Packs set today. This is one is better than its wave mate, but do you need it? Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Raise Your Children To Not Be Bullies Please!

Posted by Paul | December 09, 2010 at 11:01 PM EDT |

As Star Wars collectors, we sometimes fall out of the mainstream of popularity. But since we're adults (for the most part) we can deal with teasing we may get from our friends and acquaintances. But what about when you're an innocent young child? We came across a sad story (but with a happy ending) of a sweet young girl who has been bullied for being a girl who likes Star Wars thanks to JTA reader Richard. Parents of children: raise your children to embrace and respect those with differences or those that may seem "weird" on the outside. And love one another! Click through to read this great story.

Sideshow Gartogg & Jabba's Palace Environment Preorder

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

The Sideshow Collectibles 12" Gartogg (Gammoreaon Guard) and the Jabba's Palace Environment (Archway) are both available for preorder. Click the above links to order yours!

Sponsor Announcement: Past Generation Toys

Posted by Chuck | December 09, 2010 at 07:50 PM EDT |

Happy Holidays from PastGenerationToys.com!

For the next week all orders over $89.95 are 10% Off! Check out the Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe Classics, DC Universe, Marvel Universe, Gentle Giant, Sideshow Collectibles, and Bowen Designs we have available!

Past Generation Toys

Review: Invasion Of Utapau - SW [SOTDS] - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | December 09, 2010 at 01:15 AM EDT |

Blame JTA for the disaster that is the Invasion Of Utapau Battle Packs set. Of course it is quite pious of us to assume that we gave Hasbro the idea for this Battle Packs multipack, but perhaps it is because pride comes before the fall that the final result is just about the worst "realistic style" Battle Packs we have ever received. Research Droids Reviews rips the Invasion Of Utapau set a new one and while we do our best to remain positive in the reviews, it was simply impossible to do so for this release. 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 | December 08, 2010 at 07:10 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a bunch of cool new preorders as well as more new arrivals.

Holiday Sale

We still have over 3600 items on our holiday sale menu priced from 20% to 80% off - over 800 items are priced at 50% off or more.   We've just refreshed the sale menus today - take a look here!

Big Bad Toy Store

Make TVC Return Of The Jedi Wave Your Mission

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

May we suggest that if you see the Return Of The Jedi wave of The Vintage Collection at retail that you pick it up immediately? Entertainment Earth is completely SOLD OUT of all 11 case assortments that they had on pre-order. And to be clear, their definition of SOLD OUT is as follows: "This item is sold out and no longer available to order. We do not expect any further shipments of this item and are keeping it on our website for informational purposes only." When Entertainment Earth runs out of stock, that's a pretty good indication that the product is drying up. We don't expect other online retailers to have stock for much longer either. This wave must have exceeded Hasbro's and retail's projected sales numbers because as much as we saw this wave in stores, the figures just aren't hanging on the pegs at all. Don't miss one of the greatest waves of figures Hasbro has ever done! It would be egregious!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | December 08, 2010 at 09:55 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!

      

Star Wars Action News - Episode 273

Posted by Chuck | December 08, 2010 at 08:42 AM EDT |

On December 19 a Star Wars trilogy comes to its conclusion - the Robot Chicken Star Wars trilogy! Trailers have appeared online in the past week, and now Seth and Matt join Arnie and Marjorie on Star Wars Action News to discuss why this is their favorite of the three Star Wars Robot Chicken specials, how this episode is a bit different than the past two, and they even discuss a little bit about their upcoming new Star Wars animated series! Plus, does George Lucas get food trapped in that beard? Listen to this week's Star Wars Action News to find out!

Star Wars Action News

Review: Galactic Marine - TAC - No. 02

Posted by Paul | December 08, 2010 at 01:04 AM EDT |

It's time for another Episode III clone trooper. Research Droids Reviews checks out the totally amazing Galactic Marine, also referred to as the prequel snowtrooper! 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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Green And Cool Captain Lock Has Hit eBay!

Posted by Paul | December 07, 2010 at 09:12 PM EDT |

Captain Lock has hit eBay and he is one awesome clone trooper! Click through to check out this figure in detail!

Must....Stop....Buying....Gamorrean Guards....

Posted by Paul | December 07, 2010 at 08:43 PM EDT |

This little piggy went to Mos Espa, this little piggy stayed out of the Tatooine sun, this little piggy was eaten by the rancor, this little piggy brings fun (as an action figure of course). And this little piggy, well, you'll need to click through to find out....

A Modern Vintage Look At Luke's X-wing Starfighter!

Posted by Paul | December 07, 2010 at 06:54 PM EDT |

JTA reader Rich Alot has his latest work to show us all. Moving to the original Star Wars line, he works up a modern vintage mock-up of the X-wing Starfighter!

TCW Secrets Revealed Ticket Available Again! (Philly)

Posted by Paul | December 07, 2010 at 02:23 PM EDT |

Attention JTA readers in the Philadelphia area! The person who claimed the ticket is unable to attend. THIS TICKET IS AVAILBLE AGAIN. You have another chance! This is a FREE ticket to the Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Secrets Revealed exclusive limited screening engagement in Philadelphia, PA at 7:00 PM this Thursday, December 9th. The screening is at Rave Motion Pictures at 4012 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. If you're interested, e-mail me at paul@jeditemplearchives.com so we can arrange a time to meet so I can give you the ticket! (This is a FREE ticket, but please bring an unused toy to donate to benefit children in need this holiday season.)

UPDATE: Ticket has been claimed! Thank you! This should be the last time we're offering it! : )

Review: Airborne Trooper - TAC - No. 07

Posted by Paul | December 07, 2010 at 01:40 AM EDT |

We're taking a small step back in time for a couple of days as Research Droids Reviews proudly presents our look at the Airborne Trooper from the 30 (77-07) line. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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FREE Ticket - The Clone Wars: Secrets Revealed In Philly

Posted by Paul | December 06, 2010 at 09:35 PM EDT |

Attention JTA readers in the Philadelphia area! Due to a sudden change in plans, I now have one available FREE ticket to the Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Secrets Revealed exclusive limited screening engagement in Philadelphia, PA at 7:00 PM this Thursday, December 9th. The screening is at Rave Motion Pictures at 4012 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. If you're interested, e-mail me at paul@jeditemplearchives.com so we can arrange a time to meet so I can give you the ticket! (This is a FREE ticket, but please bring an unused toy to donate to benefit children in need this holiday season.) If this ticket remains unclaimed by tomorrow afternoon (12:00 PM EST), I will put in on gofobo.com.

UPDATE: Ticket has been claimed! Thank you!

Trends Of The TARGET Exclusive 9 Pack!

Posted by Paul | December 06, 2010 at 07:44 PM EDT |

Scott from Tulsa writes in to let us know that if you can't find the TARGET exclusive 9 Packs to head to Tulsa where the TARGET stores there seems well-stocked. We are still sold out for the most part in Philly so this set looks like it will be successful depending upon the geographic location. Click through to see what he found!

Review: Undead Geonosian - TCW - CW34

Posted by Paul | December 06, 2010 at 01:20 AM EDT |

Death is not the end! Research Droids Reviews looks at the first Zombie action figure and it's creepy and buggy in more ways than one! Little worms? Ewwwwwwww.... Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us and be sure to vote in our poll at the bottom of the review with your opinion before leaving!

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Review: Cato Parasitti - TCW - CW37

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

As The Clone Wars televsion show continues to disappoint as of late, the toy line based on the series is conversely impressing beyond belief! Cato Parasitti is one amazing action figure and we only hope that the upcoming The Vintage Collection Zam Wesell (and species mate) is just as good. Research Droids Reviews is amazed again by another animated figure that's part of the last The Clone Wars wave of 2010! 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 Vintage Collection Wooof [Klaatu] Error Found

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2010 at 02:38 PM EDT |

There have been a few errors hitting the pegs lately. (If you haven't seen the latest and craziest error, check out Yakface.com's recent article HERE.) We just came across an unpunched Wooof figure that is missing his bandolier. This isn't a Photoshop trick (ask anyone - I have no idea how to make the most of that program) and the figure is sealed and fresh from a case. If any of you collected during the POTF2 era, you know this would have been worth a bazillion dollars! Click through to check it out!

Hasbro Cleans Up Their [Clone Trooper] Act!

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

We are excited to report that we have been finding the updated TVC Clone Trooper at retail with clean and bright white helmets. The "green" discoloration seems to be going away. In fact, we are having more difficulty finding the discolored helmets than the clean ones now! This is great news!

FACTS 2010 Coverage

Posted by Chuck | December 04, 2010 at 09:42 AM EDT |

Our overseas correspondent checks in with his latest coverage piece: FACTS 2010! Stop by to see what happened at this years biggest European Star Wars event!

FACTS 2010 Coverage

Australia Not Getting TVC Return Of The Jedi Wave!

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2010 at 07:59 AM EDT |

Our friends at MouseDroid.com (Australia's best Star Wars collecting site) are reporting that the Return Of The Jedi wave will NOT be coming "down under" simply due to human error. Click HERE to read their devastating report

      

Bom Vimdim, Weequay Skiff Master, Rebel Fleet Revealed!

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2010 at 07:21 AM EDT |

Rebelscum has just received the image of that ToyFare page of those new The Vintage Collection figures! Quickly hurry to their forums to check it all out!

Review: Barol Soontir Fel/Ysanne Isard - LC - Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2010 at 01:05 AM EDT |

Check out the last Entertainment Earth exclusive Comic Packs Research Droids Reviews entry today with Baron Soontir Fel and Ysanne Isard, another great set of figures! 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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Dr. Evazan, Rebel Fleet Trooper To Be Shown In ToyFare?

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2010 at 11:49 PM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum are reporting that new images of Dr. Evazan and the new Rebel Fleet Trooper (as well as others) are pictured in the upcoming Toy Fare. Click through to read their report!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | December 03, 2010 at 11:01 PM EDT |

Get the Boba Fett rocket-firing figure mail-in at Brian's Toys!  Save the hassle and get it now before Christmas.

Hot off the truck this week is the Slave Leia Animated Maquette, Excluisve Vintage-Style 3-Packs, and TIE Bomber vehicle.  Plus, check out the new Christian Waggoner artwork of Jango Fett available in a variety of sizes and framing options.

Go to http://www.brianstoys.com/nl for the latest and greatest from Brian's Toys!

Brian's Toys

The Vintage Collection AOTC Padmé On eBay!

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2010 at 10:09 PM EDT |

Don't forget that the Attack Of The Clones Padmé Amidala is also available on eBay for less than $6! Click through for a closer look or purchase it for a reasonbale price if you're so inclined!

R7-A7 Is On eBay Right Now!!

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

Are you a droid lover? Well, get R7-A7 right now! This droid is available for less than $8 right now on eBay! Click through for a closer look or purchase it for a reasonbale price if you're so inclined!

The New (But Not Better) R5-D4 Hits eBay! Check It Out!

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2010 at 09:55 PM EDT |

R5-D4 from The Vintage Collection has hit eBay! Click through for a closer look or purchase it for a reasonbale price if you're so inclined!

Special Action Figure Set Sold Out In Many Stores

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2010 at 11:12 AM EDT |

The TARGET stores in our area except for one have completely sold out of the Special Action Figure Set. We're hoping for a restock but we're very surprised we haven't seen this happen yet. Let us know if your stores are restocking with this awesome exclusive. Remember, the figures come to $5.55 each so this is technically a steal. If you need some information about this set, click our in-depth Research Droids Review on it HERE. But definitely don't hesitate if you're on the fence because it looks like these may be limited indeed. (But we're hoping for a restock.)

   

The Unpunched Strikes Back!

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2010 at 09:27 AM EDT |

Unpunched strikes back! We are finding more and more The Vintage Collection figures that originally came punched now unpunched in stores. Just this morning we found Clone Commander Cody (with latest variation - report found HERE) as well as Luke Bespin, MagnaGuard, General Grievous and many others. We are beginning to think this is a conspiracy! Just last week we reported opening brand new cases of the Return Of The Jedi wave all punched so we are perplexed to say the least. Click through for proof!

Unpunched Older Figures!

Quinlan Vos Wave Found On East Coast!

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2010 at 09:21 AM EDT |

JTA has located the right-now-difficult-to-find Quinlan Vos wave in Princeton, NJ. It looks like this wave has finally made it all the way to the East coast. Click through for proof!

The Clone Wars: Episode 54 - Pursuit of Peace

Posted by Chuck | December 03, 2010 at 09:03 AM EDT |

The Clone Wars is back after the Thanksgiving Break! Check out this weeks episode: Pursuit of Peace...

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Review: Jarael/Rohlan Dyre - LC - Comic Packs (15)

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2010 at 01:35 AM EDT |

He's a Manda-teer and she's a fairy princess. Actually we're not telling you the truth, but Research Droids Reviews makes it clear that both Jarael and Rohlan Dyre are two action figures that you should absolutely have in your collections! And fans of Knights Of The Old Republic have a reason to smile again! 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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Momaw Nadon Edition Size Set!

Posted by Paul | December 02, 2010 at 09:57 PM EDT |

Momaw Nadon's edition size has been set at an extremely low 1500 pieces. It is still available for pre-order also! Click through to pre-order yours!

Revenge Of The Jedi Diorama Up For Pre-Order!

Posted by Paul | December 02, 2010 at 09:42 PM EDT |

The Revenge Of The Jedi diorama is up for pre-order! Click through to pre-order yours!

Boil/Waxer/Numa Edition Size Set!

Posted by Paul | December 02, 2010 at 09:38 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has announced the edition size of 1500 pieces for their exclusive Boil/Waxer/Numa 12" multipack! Click through to pre-order yours!

Commander Cody Edition Size Announced!

Posted by Paul | December 02, 2010 at 09:36 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has announced the edition size of 5000 pieces for their Commander Cody 12" figure. Wow! Click through to pre-order yours!

12" Gartogg The Gamorrean Announced!?

Posted by Paul | December 02, 2010 at 09:34 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles announces....another Gamorrean Guard? Yup, but this time it's a specific one....Gartogg with Jabba's Palace environment. We're starting to question what Sideshow is starting to do now. Weird. Click through to check it out. (Another Gamorrean Guard before Ponda Baba, Tessek, Yak Face, we could go on and on!) Click through to check out the preview.

People Are Having Fun With TVC Rebel Commando

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

A lot of people are having a blast easily "fauxtomizing" the Rebel Commando to make some new and interesting generic Rebels. Our own forum dweller darthapathy has done a little futzing of his own. Click through to check out his idea. We think it looks cool darthapathy!

Hasbro Q&A Round-up - Week Of November 22nd, 2010

Posted by Paul | December 02, 2010 at 04:11 PM EDT |

Apologies for the delay, but we finally have our Hasbro Q&A Round-up report ready for you at JediTempleWarRoom.com! Click the banner below to check it all out!

1983 Speeder Bike Revisited In Modern Glory!

Posted by Paul | December 02, 2010 at 03:14 PM EDT |

JTA reader Rich Alot writes in again with another "modern" to "vintage" update of 1983's Speeder Bike using modern figures and vehicles! Click through to check it out. Rich tells us more are on the way too! Hopefully Hasbro will take notice of the interest of a pure "vintage" line look and change the "Shadow Of The Dark Side" products to all TVC!

Sponsor Announcement: Past Generation Toys

Posted by Chuck | December 02, 2010 at 08:23 AM EDT |

Check out this week’s update from Past Generation Toys for awesome deals!

Happy Holidays!  This week we have special pricing on the following Gentle Giant, GI Joe, Transformers, Disney and Star Wars items.  Each day we will be adding more items at deeply discounted prices so check back often!!

Past Generation Toys

Review: Montross/Jaster Mereel - LC - Comic Packs (18)

Posted by Paul | December 02, 2010 at 01:10 AM EDT |

Ever since those awful Mandalorian box sets were released by Entertainment Earth in 2007 (the absolute worst exclusives we have ever bought - after the Crimson Empire box set of course), collectors (in general) have been gun shy with any Mandalorian focused collectible released after them. Well, Research Droids Reviews discovers a reason to get excited about "generic" Mandalorians again because the Montross/Jaster Mereel (also an Entertainment Earth exclusive ironically) Comic Packs set is just incredible! 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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Steel City Con - Visit Our Friends At Sandtroopers.com!

Posted by Paul | December 01, 2010 at 09:51 PM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com will be at Steel City Con December 3rd through December 5th right outside of Pittsburgh, PA as part of their Decade Of Decadence celebration tour. They are giving away a plethora of goodies. To learn more about this awesome toy show, go to the Steel City Con homepage found HERE. For a preview of what our friends at Sandtroopers.com will be giving away, click HERE to see their YouTube video.

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap (2 Weeks)

Posted by Paul | December 01, 2010 at 09:51 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!

NOTE: We are a week behind as we didn't post the recap the week of Thanksgiving. Here are the last two recaps that should likely keep you busy!

      
      

Jedi Master Beating Reported In Philadelphia

Posted by Paul | December 01, 2010 at 09:43 AM EDT |

(I am not from Philly.) JTA recommends reading an article on why drugs and alcohol just shouldn't be part of any Jedi's lifestyle. Click through to read a shameful article on what the PhillyBurbs is calling a "Jedi Master beating.".


 
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