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May 2011

Review: Aayla Secura - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | June 01, 2011 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Not too much else is cooler than the ladies of the Jedi Order. Aayla Secura may be the most popular, but Gentle Giant's mini bust interpretation is a littl off. See what we think in Research Droids Reviews with today's focus on it. We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

Vader's Fist! The 501st Legion made a name for itself by sacking the Jedi Temple along side Darth Vader. Click below to check out this popular Clone Trooper from Revenge of the Sith: The 501st Legion Clone Trooper! And, as always, make sure to stop by and check out our Research Droids Review for a complete commentary on another great Sideshow Figure!

501st Legion Clone Trooper

Episode I Super-Articulated Tan Battle Droid Hits eBay! Awesome!

Posted by Paul | May 31, 2011 at 09:00 AM EDT |

The Episode I commemorative Blu-ray Battle Droid figure has hit eBay from famed seller tunghori. This is technically the only "new" figure in these multipacks. But the best way to army build this figure is by getting it on eBay for a very reasonable price, less than $6!

The Episode IV commemorative Blu-ray Luke Skywalker figure has hit eBay from famed seller tunghori. I cannot figure out what looks different about this Luke when compared to the Resurgence Of The Jedi figure, but something is definitely "newish". What do you think? Leave your comments!

Review: Emperor Palpatine - Life Size Bust

Posted by Paul | May 31, 2011 at 12:11 AM EDT |

Emperor Palpatine is the epitome of evil and Research Droids Reviews determines that one of the best representations of him is Sideshow Collectibles' Life Size Bust! See what you think. We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

Get A Good Look At Wedge Antilles!

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2011 at 11:37 PM EDT |

Our good buddies at Yakface.com have been fortunate enough to attain a sample of the late-released Wedge Antilles from wave 3. We suggest taking some time to check out the thorough Toyguide entry because Lord knows if/when we find ours. We just will NOT pay more than $10 for this figure and right now that seems very unlikely.

As we enter the third week of our Sideshow marathon we continue with the Militaries of Star Wars line. We didn't get to see these clones in action, but Sideshow Collectibles surely brought the 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper (better known as the Coruscant Clone) to life with an awesome paint application on top of the Phase II armored body! Click below to check him out, and stop by our Research Droids Review to read about all the finer points!

41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper (Coruscant)

Q&A With JTA: Our Twenty-First Column!

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2011 at 12:03 AM EDT |

Q&A With JTA continues! Click through to access the Q&A database with our latest batch of questions!

Q&A with JTA

Hot Topics: Episode IV Princess Leia Organa, play-sets and Jocasta Nu (again & again)!

Review: Sith Training Darth Maul - TSC - SAGA 053

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2011 at 12:01 AM EDT |

Here is a doowacky of a figure: the absolutely awful Sith Training Darth Maul! Action figures should not have rollers people, but this one does! Although this figure has a cool metal lightsaber hilt and a magnet to hold it in place in his hand, this Darth Maul may be better left in a bargain basement. See why Research Droids Reviews sees this figure as a setback in The Saga Collection! We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

Happy Memorial Day! Remember Those Who Fight For Your Freedom

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT |

JTA hope you and your family enjoy Memorial Day together. Remember those who fight for your freedom. Click the image below to see Stephen Hayford's Memorial Day inspired diorama!

Q&A With JTA Is In Need Of More Questions

Posted by Paul | May 29, 2011 at 10:14 PM EDT |

There is a new Q&A With JTA posting tomorrow morning, but please send in your questions for next column please. We are dangerously low and need some questions to discuss. So send them on in for us if you want to see another column (we are saying that with a smile). Thank you!

Visual Guide Update - Sideshow Collectibles Clone Sergeant

Posted by Chuck | May 29, 2011 at 06:52 PM EDT |

Sideshow is slowly rolling out our favorite Attack of the Clones clone troopers. Click below to check out the one that got the least screen time: The Clone Sergeant. When you are done checking out the Visual Guide be sure to stop by our Research Droids Review for a detailed write-up on this figure!

Clone Sergeant (Phase I Armor)

New Original Trilogy Super-Deluxe Vehicle On The Horizon?

Posted by Paul | May 29, 2011 at 11:34 AM EDT |

Our good friends at Rebelscum.com have a great rumor report that there might be a new BMF styled Original Trilogy vehicle. Click through for the juicy tease!

Review: Chewbacca With Electronic C-3PO - TSC - SAGA 054

Posted by Paul | May 29, 2011 at 12:25 AM EDT |

Here's a figure that is hard to dislike! The Electronic C-3PO is really the star of this set, so much in fact that many collectors consider it to be the modern update to 1982's C-3PO (Removable Limbs) figure! Sure, Chewbacca is a little awkward and limited in articulation, but between the realism of C-3PO and the awesome soft-goods cargo net (and electronics), there is a lot to enjoy here! See the positives Research Droids Reviews points out! We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

Hurry! Rebel Fleet Trooper Returns To eBay! Army Build Now!

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2011 at 08:31 PM EDT |

Hurry! The Vintage Collection Rebel Fleet Trooper is back on eBay (no doubt for a short while). Click either image below for a direct link to the auction!

   

Visual Guide Update - Sideshow Collectibles Commander Cody

Posted by Chuck | May 28, 2011 at 05:17 PM EDT |

Next up from the Militaries of Star Wars line is arguably the best figure to-date that Sideshow has produced: Commander Cody! Not only do we get our favorite clone commander from Revenge of the Sith in awesome detail, but we also get enough gear to portray him from The Clone Wars! Click below to check out this work of art, and check out our Research Droids Review to read about all the finer details!

Commander Cody (212th Attack Battalion)

Review: Holographic Clone Commander Cody - TSC - SAGA 056

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2011 at 12:04 AM EDT |

Love them or hate them, holographic figures were incessant from 2004 through about the end of 2008. We haven't had many (if any) since (we'd have to double check to be sure), but Holographic Commander Cody was one of the better ones. See why Research Droids Reviews thinks this particular sculpt of Clone Commander Cody works much better as a hologram than as a realistic figure. We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

TCW Visual Confirmations Hitting Left And Right!

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2011 at 11:29 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Brian's Toys reveals more nice large sized visual confirmations of new figures, most that were first rumored here at JTA in our Research Droids Rumor Report! Click through to check them out! Those original rumor reports? Rumor Report 1: HERE, Rumor Report 2: HERE and Rumor Report 3: HERE.



Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 27, 2011 at 06:37 PM EDT |

The Vintage-Style Wave 3 is back in stock! Unfortunately, the Wedge sold too quick, but there are plenty of other hard-to-find figures from the set available. Also in stock is the G.I. Joe Wave 5 set!

The new pre-orders for the Clone Wars and Vintage-Style figures have images up, so check out what to expect from the new waves.  If that doesn't get your Wookiee growling, then make sure to pick up the Vintage-Style 3-Pack exclusives, now available for sale at Brian's Toys.

For more great stuff, go to www.brianstoys.com.

Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update - Sideshow Collectibles Captain Rex

Posted by Chuck | May 27, 2011 at 05:21 PM EDT |

The Sideshow Visual Guide marathon continues today as we start a mini-marathon of Militaries of Star Wars figures! The armored figures seem to get better and better, and Captain Rex was one of the best! Click below to check out this awesome figure, and check out our Research Droids Review to see how he fared in our detailed analysis!

Captain Rex (501st Legion: Torrent Company)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | May 27, 2011 at 05:15 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about some new arrivals and another huge batch of new preorders!

Big Bad Toy Store

STAR TOURS Exclusives Will Be A Nightmare For Non-Attendees?

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2011 at 12:38 PM EDT |

We've received some unsettling news about how difficult the new STAR TOURS exclusives may be for collectors to secure for their collections. Click through for more!

Review: Battle Droids - TSC - SAGA 062

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2011 at 12:40 AM EDT |

You know that if Hasbro made a camouflage Super Battle Droid, regular B1 Battle Droids were right around the corner too, so close around the corner in fact that they were in the same wave! See how this 2-packs stack up in our Research Droids Reviews today! We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

Next up in our Sideshow Collectibles Visual Guide marathon is Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master). Click below to check out the Revenge of the Sith version of Obi-Wan. And don't forget to stop by our Sideshow Collectibles page to check out the rest of our guides, including quicklinks to all of our SSC reviews!

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master)

The Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Stormtrooper is now available for pre-order! Click here to place your order!

Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Stormtrooper

Sideshow Collectibles has the Deluxe Sandtrooper and Dewback Environment up for pre-order! Click below for direct links to these pre-orders!

Sandtrooper Deluxe Figure  Dewback Environment

Review: Super Battle Droid - TSC - SAGA 061

Posted by Paul | May 26, 2011 at 12:30 AM EDT |

How cool were Hasbro's own conceptual Kashyyyk Super Battle Droids? Too bad they only could use an inferior sculpt to make it. One of the few "Hasbro Universe" figures we'd love to see updated with a superior sculpt, it's unlikely it will ever happen. See how this figure fairs in our Research Droids Reviews today! We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

Hasbro Q&A Delayed...

Posted by Chuck | May 25, 2011 at 07:52 PM EDT |

Hasbro and HunterPR have let us know that due to some technical difficulties JTA's answers are not yet ready. We are hoping they get them to us in the near future! We'll post them as soon as they can get them to us! Thanks for everyone who stopped by looking for todays Q&A update!

Hasbro QA

THX-1138... Facebook Style!

Posted by Chuck | May 25, 2011 at 05:54 PM EDT |

As much as I hate to ruin an awesome number for our Facebook page, stop by 'Like' us for sneak peaks of upcoming Visual Guides from our Sideshow marathon, as well as advanced looks at upcoming Research Droids Reviews!

1138

Visual Guide Update - Sideshow Collectibles Yoda (Jedi Mentor)

Posted by Chuck | May 25, 2011 at 05:25 PM EDT |

I have waited a long time for this moment, my little green friend... Click on the guide below to check out the awesome Sideshow Collectibles Yoda (Jedi Mentor) Visual Guide! And, for even more details stop by our Research Droids Review for and in-depth look at this 1/6 scale figure.

Yoda (Jedi Mentor)

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2011 at 10:07 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!

      

Y-wing Fighter Supposedly A TRU Exclusive

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2011 at 10:06 AM EDT |

Special thanks to JTA reader Bryan who contacted the seller of that eBay auction for the Y-wing Fighter and per the seller, this will be a Toys R Us exclusive. It's not official until Hasbro announces it. Keep that in mind!

Review: Clone Trooper Sergeant - TSC - SAGA 060

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2011 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Poor little Clone Trooper Sergeant, Hasbro really didn't like you too much. Research Droids Reviews discovers this often overlooked clone trooper officer and determines why it needed to be fixed before being deemed definitive. We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

The Vintage Collection Y-wing Fighter On eBay?

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2011 at 08:07 PM EDT |

There is scandal in the air! The Vintage Collection Y-wing Fighter has hit eBay (in an Australian auction) but there is some controversy on how legitimate it is. Click through and see what you will decide!

Wedge Antilles Revision Case In Stock AT BBTS!

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2011 at 07:49 PM EDT |

The Wedge Antilles revision case (3.5) is now IN STOCK at JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store! Click link below to order yours! UPDATE: Status now shows pre-order.

We Have Been Duped! The Dewback Is Not A One-Sixth Scaled Figure!

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2011 at 07:06 PM EDT |

Yeah, our obsessive-compulsive behavior wouldn't allow us to stop thinking about what the actual status of that 12" scaled Dewback is actually going to be considered. We spoke with Sideshow Collectibles just moments ago and they confirmed that the Dewback is actually falling under the 12" Figure Environment banner and will contain no articulation (as of this moment). This is utterly upsetting. Why they can't even give this thing articulated legs is beyond us. Click HERE to see the full production gallery and be sure to check back on Thursday for a direct pre-order link!

Stealth Ops Clone Trooper Image Surfaces!

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2011 at 06:49 PM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com received a carded image of the Stealth Ops Clone Trooper Click through to check it out!

Celebration VI Officially Teased!

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2011 at 06:43 PM EDT |

Celebration VI is officially teased! Click through for more information!

The Buboicullaar Creature Pack was one of those releases that left you scratching your head and asking "why?". But, with all of the Jabba's Palace items rolling out at the time I guess it made a bit more sense to create some creatures to populate the area around Jabba's throne. Click below to check out this Scum & Villainy accessory set.

Buboicullaar Creature Pack

Pre-Order Information For The Premium Format Stormtrooper!

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2011 at 02:14 PM EDT |

Here are the details and full photo gallery for the Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Stormtrooper figure! Click through for more!

Here are the details for the Sideshow Collectibles 12" Dewback With Desert Sands Detachment Sandtrooper! We honestly don't like how they're referring to the Dewback as a "12 Inch Related Product". That to us means it's a statue.Click through for more!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 297

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2011 at 12:26 PM EDT |

While the vast majority of Star Wars collectors are still on the hunt for new figures, reports are coming in of Wave 3 revision cases shipping, as well as new signs of Vintage waves 3, 4, 5, and 6 coming in from the US, the UK, and Canada. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie run down what they've been finding, and what they've been hearing other people found. From Gamorrean Guards to the elusive (former Kohl's exclusive) Galactic Heroes AT-ST, Clone Wars Wave 11 and more, find out where to look on this week's show! Click through for more!

Thankful We Are!

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2011 at 05:45 AM EDT |

We've reached a landmark today that wouldn't have been possible without you. Please click through for more.

Review: 7 Days Of Darth Maul: Darth Maul - Life Size Bust

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2011 at 12:15 AM EDT |

Our "7 Days of Darth Maul" Research Droids Reviews marathon finishes up today with a look at probably the coolest Darth Maul collectible ever made. This bust is so realistic it's scary. And with the publishing of this review we have reached an amazing 2 year anniversary in our RDRs (more to follow on this)! We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

Visual Guide Update - Sideshow Collectibles Mos Eisley Cantina

Posted by Chuck | May 23, 2011 at 04:25 PM EDT |

Sideshow is offering up enough cantina patrons to fill up a... cantina! So why not give them a place to sit? Todays Visual Guide update features the first Cantina Environment offering: Mos Eisley Cantina. Featuring a light up table, a few drinks and a few chairs to sit in. Han shooting first never looked so good! After checkign out the Visual Guide below, be sure to swing by our Research Droids Review for all the details on this cool collectible accessory.

Mos Eisley Cantina Figure Environment

Jedi Insider Has Great Images of TCW And TVC New Announcements

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2011 at 01:22 PM EDT |

Jedi Insider has received images to all those new official figure announcements listed at Entertainment Earth (and first rumored here at JTA)! Click through to check them out! Clone Wars Wave 4&5, and The Vintage Collection wave 8.

Tom Kane Interviewed At Echo Base News!

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2011 at 10:05 AM EDT |

Our friends at EchoBaseNews.com have put together a wonderful interview with The Clone Wars voice actor Tom Kane, the man who performs Yoda. Click here to access the link to their interview.

Review: 7 Days Of Darth Maul: Darth Maul - Real Action Heroes

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2011 at 02:40 AM EDT |

Our very special "7 Days of Darth Maul" Research Droids Reviews marathon is starting to wind down. Each day for one week we will be taking an in-depth look at one unique Darth Maul collectible. Now it's time for the Real Action Heroes line. This figure has an awesome portrait, but fails in a few key areas. We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

Cool Star Wars Gift Idea! Check It Out!

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2011 at 09:27 PM EDT |

Check out this relatively new cool thinkgeek.com gift idea for your beloved Star Wars collector as reported by nbc.com!

He'll always be just Hammerhead to some of us. Click below to check out how well Sideshow Collectibles captured cantina alien "Momaw Nadon" in another update from the Scum & Villainy line.When you are finished browsing through the Visual Guide, stop by our Research Droids Review page for complete details on this figure.

Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead)

Review: 7 Days Of Darth Maul: Darth Maul - Ultimate Quarter Scale

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2011 at 12:18 AM EDT |

Our very special "7 Days of Darth Maul" Research Droids Reviews marathon continues! Each day for one week we will be taking an in-depth look at one unique Darth Maul collectible. It's time for a line that is already dead in the water, but had offered collectors some pretty cool extra large size action figures! We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

We're going to switch over from the Empire to Scum & Villainy for the next few days of our Sideshow Visual Guide marathon. First up is Greedo, that green bounty hunter we love to hate! Click below to check out our fully detailed Visual Guide, then hop on over to our Research Droids Review page to read our thoughts on this figure!

Greedo (Bounty Hunter)

Just received! Bryan Mark German sends us images of the card backs to share with our readers! Miraculously, it seems that Hasbro has gotten all of the historical references correctly (for the very first time?) with every figure in the wave! And more importantly, Hasbro managed to squeeze in the words "Captain Fordo" on the back of the ARC Trooper Commander card! Yes! Hopefully Lucasfilm, Ltd. is too lazy to turn this figure over and see this! (Again, we're being sarcastic!) Click through for more! Enjoy!

     

Well, it's official! Wave 7 of The Vintage Collection has hit the Philippines. This means two things. First, you can check out close-up carded images of the figures NOW by clicking through thanks to JTA friend Bryan Mark German and second, these will likely hit the USA in 2-4 weeks! More pictures coming soon, but enjoy what we've received thus far. Remember, these are not production samples, these are the actual figures you and I will be buying once we find them at retail! Enjoy!

Review: 7 Days Of Darth Maul: Darth Maul - Premium Format Figure

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2011 at 12:02 AM EDT |

Our very special "7 Days of Darth Maul" Research Droids Reviews marathon continues! Each day for one week we will be taking an in-depth look at one unique Darth Maul collectible. It's time for Sideshow Collectibles' Premium Format version of Darth Maul! We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 20, 2011 at 06:56 PM EDT |

They're here! They are finally here.  The famous smuggler and Wookiee tandem have come back from the Vintage era in an all new 12" form!  Check out the special Gentle Giant 12" Vintage Jumbos of Han Solo and Chewbacca over at Brian's Toys!

Plenty of new 2011 Clone Wars figures are up for pre-order as well. Make sure you place a pre-order because they will not stay long on the Brian's Toys come August.  

For more great stuff, check out the Brian's Toys newsletter http://www.brianstoys.com/nl.

Brian's Toys

The latest Visual Guide in our Sideshow Collectibles marathon features the highly detailed Imperial Throne Figure Environment. You can also read our full review on our Research Droids Review page to find out all the information you need to know about this collectible! Click below to check it out!

Imperial Throne

Our very special "7 Days of Darth Maul" Research Droids Reviews marathon continues! Each day for one week we will be taking an in-depth look at one unique Darth Maul collectible. We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | May 20, 2011 at 06:57 AM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a TON of new preorders and some more new arrivals. There are so many items this week that we are going to skip written descriptions and just give you the title and links!

Big Bad Toy Store

The Vintage Collection Wedge Antilles (VC28) has hit the USA! Samples have been found in CA and are eBay right now. Click the image below for the proof and get ready to scoff at the ridiculous price this figure is already commanding! Give this figure a chance first folks before being scalped!

UPDATE: As of 3 o'clock EDT, this figure is now up to $61.00. Can someone talk some sense into these people?!

Q&A With JTA: Our Twentieth Column!

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2011 at 10:05 PM EDT |

Q&A With JTA continues! Click through to access the Q&A database with our latest batch of questions!

Q&A with JTA

Hot Topics: Teek, the Vintage Collection Gamorrean Guard and what character do you want to see revisited?

Star Wars Action News - Episode 296

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2011 at 09:04 PM EDT |

Star Wars Action News is back and playing your voicemails! Where are The Vintage Collection Wave 6 figures being found? What stores are rearranging their toy aisles and what does it mean for Star wars toys? Listen to this week’s podcast to find out! Click through for more!

Time for variation hunters to wake up from hibernation! You should know by know that Hasbro wants you to remain busy! Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting a card back change to R2-D2 (VC25) which "corrects" the photo by removing the [incorrect] historical reference and replacing it with a scene in the film. But this technically is still wrong. And Hasbro may NEVER get this right. They had an opportunity to put the 2004 SW Sail Barge R2-D2 as the historical figure and they goofed that up again! Click through to see this report!

Visual Guide Update - Sideshow Collectibles Emperor Palpatine

Posted by Chuck | May 19, 2011 at 06:41 PM EDT |

Every Sith Lord needs a Sith Master to bow to. Today's Visual Guide update features the top baddie in the Universe: Emperor Palpatine. Click below to check out this addition to the Sideshow Collectibles Lords of the Sith line, and stop by our Research Droids Review to get our opinion on him!

Emperor Palpatine (Sith Master)

It is evident that Sideshow Collectibles is extremely proud of their upcoming 12" Deluxe Sandtrooper and Dewback one-sixth scale figure set. (They should be.) Click through to see this unbelievable product tease and be sure to check back with us on May 24th for the full product reveal and again on May 26th for the pre-order with the launch of the newsletter.

    

Thank The Maker! Premium Format Stormtrooper FINALLY Announced!

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2011 at 06:19 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles finally comes through for longtime Premium Format collectors! The Stormtrooper, unofficially announced quite a while ago is officially announced in tonight's newsletter. Click through to see the preview and check back with JTA on May 24th for the full product reveal and again on May 26th for the pre-order with the launch of the newsletter.

Happy Birthday Episode I And Episode III!

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2011 at 02:59 PM EDT |

Happy birthday to Episode I and Episode III who turn 12 and 6 years old respectively today, May 19th!

Review: 7 Days Of Darth Maul: Darth Maul - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2011 at 05:37 AM EDT |

Welcome to our very special "7 Days of Darth Maul" Research Droids Reviews marathon! Each day for one week we will be taking an in-depth look at one unique Darth Maul collectible. We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

Want To Learn To Fight Like A Jedi From A Real Jedi Trainer?

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2011 at 08:23 PM EDT |

Everything is set for registration to open tomorrow (May 19th) at 9am PST for Nick Gillard's Jedi Fighting class at Combat Con. Prices and times have been updated on the page at http://thecombatcon.com/jedi-fighting. Based on the response to this class it will sell out quickly. Click through for more information.

From Clone Wars hero to enemy of the Galaxy, Anakin's fall to the dark side is represented in awesome fashion in one of the most anticipated Sideshow figures released! Check out the A New Hope version of Darth Vader by clicking the guide below! And, stop by our Research Droids Review to see why we gave this 5-star figure, well, five stars!

Darth Vader (Sith Lord)

Proto-Fett Images Surface!

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2011 at 09:14 AM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have images of the next upcoming mail-away figure, Proto-Fett! Click through to check it out!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2011 at 09:06 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 TOURS Luggage Attendant Hits eBay! (Orange Utai)

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2011 at 09:01 AM EDT |

The orange luggage-carrying Utai hits eBay! Check him out!

STAR TOURS Ace-38 Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2011 at 08:57 AM EDT |

Ace-38 hits eBay!

STAR TOURS Aly San Hit eBay!

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2011 at 08:55 AM EDT |

Aly San hits eBay!

JTA The Clone Wars Rumor Report Confirmed!

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2011 at 05:53 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives brought you the rumor report before Toy Fair (found HERE - Ha! to you, Rune Hako!) and now Entertainment Earth confirms it all. Click through for the case assortment and a direct link to pre-order the case! In short, Stealth Clone Trooper, Seripas, Kit Fisto (Cold Weather) and more ALL NOW CONFIRMED! Oh, and a wave 10 is coming that includes Hondo Ohnaka (CW39)! Wanna see more?

Review: 7 Days Of Darth Maul: Darth Maul - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2011 at 12:30 AM EDT |

Welcome to our very special "7 Days of Darth Maul" Research Droids Reviews marathon! Starting today and then each following day for one week we will be taking an in-depth look at one unique Darth Maul collectible. We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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TVC Wave 8 Available For Pre-Order - New Figure Numbers Revealed!

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2011 at 11:22 PM EDT |

The case breakdown of wave 8 has been posted at Entertainment Earth. Click through for the case assortment and a direct link to pre-order the case!

Following up our favorite Jedi Master General is General Anakin Skywalker (Jedi Knight). This time Sideshow pulls from the modern Clone Wars cartoon and does a fantastic job capturing the animated likeness in realistic form! Get all the high resolution details by clicking below, and then see what our Research Droids think about him in our Research Droids Review!

General Anakin Skywalker (Jedi Knight)

Two More Confirmed Long-Rumored The Clone Wars Figures!

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2011 at 11:14 AM EDT |

Two more rumored The Clone Wars figures get confirmed in Sandtroopers.com's forums! Check them out!

Review: R5-J2 - TSC - SAGA 058

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2011 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Black Imperial droids are awesome, even if they're technically inaccurate, just like R5-J2 is! See why R5-J2, despite its shortcomings, is still an incredible astromech droid action figure in our Research Droids Reviews database today. We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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Today we kick off a Sideshow Collectibles Visual Guide marathon, bringing you more than two weeks worth of daily updates from the 1/6th scale line of figures! If you haven't stopped by our Sideshow Collectibles Visual Guide page lately, make sure you stop in to check out our newly organized guide with quicklinks not only to your favorite Visual Guides, but to our Research Droids Reviews as well! This easy to navigate page is your one-stop place to find all of your favorite Sideshow toys!

First up to kick off the marathon is General Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master), as portrayed in the popular Tartakovsky’s original Clone Wars series! Click the guide below to check out all the slides, and make sure to read all about him in our Research Droids Review!

General Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master)

We are ecstatic to report that we found the revision wave 6 case (labeled as W2R1) that includes the four revised figures including Stormtrooper (new helmet and body deco), Luke (Dagobah Landing) (new lightsaber), Fi-Ek Sirch (new lightsaber) and Weequay (Skiff Master) (shortened neck post) at Walmart (2 different locations). We found 12 cases in Tullytown, PA and four cases in Princeton, NJ this morning. We also found the Colt/Barriss Offee wave in Princeton too! And we are getting store reports from readers elsewhere too. It looks like stuff is getting more and more plentiful!

Review: Clone Trooper Fifth Fleet Security - TSC - SAGA 059

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2011 at 12:20 AM EDT |

Another concept art action figure is the subject of today's Research Droids Reviews and what a cool one it is! We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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Patrol Dewback One-Sixth Scale Collectible Teased!

Posted by Paul | May 15, 2011 at 08:47 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has just teased the upcoming Sandtrooper With Patrol Dewback one-sixth scale figure set. The fantastic news is that Sideshow has opted (and miraculously received approval from Lucasfilm, Ltd. obviously) to make the Dewback's likeness after the original puppet from Episode IV (as far as we can tell - we suppose anything can change). But we honestly don't even want to know how many bills this thing is going to cost! Click through to check out the exciting teaser video!

One-sixth Scale Dewback

UPDATE: Check out Sideshow's own YouTube channel which hosts the teaser video and confirms it as such.

Galactic Heroes AT-ST Hits Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | May 15, 2011 at 06:39 PM EDT |

Yakface.com is reporting that the Galactic Heroes AT-ST has been found at Toys R Us! So much for Kohl's! Start up your hunting!

Review: Clone Trooper 442nd Siege Battalion - TSC - SAGA 057

Posted by Paul | May 15, 2011 at 12:35 AM EDT |

There were many figures released throughout Hasbro's long action figure history that were based on concept art that interestingly weren't referred to as concept art figures on the packaging. Research Droids Reviews goes over the concept art inspired 442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper. See how awesome it is! We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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One Day He's A Trooper, One Day He's a Technician

Posted by Paul | May 14, 2011 at 01:33 PM EDT |

Why does he have to wear so many hats on his head? JTA reader Nick writes in with an update to the Rebel Fleet Trooper. Apparently when the Rebel Fleet Troopers that shipped from eBay did so without the "baseball" caps. eBay seller tunghori made it right and then shipped the missing part. Nick poses some of the coolest Rebels to date wearing them! Click through to check it all out!

Review: Kit Fisto - TSC - SAGA 055

Posted by Chad | May 14, 2011 at 08:08 AM EDT |

The authors of Research Droids Reviews are ridiculously obsessed with Genndy Tartakovsky's Clone Wars micro-series. Today's review goes into some pretty deep detail about the sequence that features everyone's favorite shirtless Nautalon Jedi! We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 13, 2011 at 05:59 PM EDT |

The Modal Nodes front-man Figrin D'an will depicted in two great forms from Sideshow, one as a life-size bust and a 12" figure.  Make sure you pre-order both over at Brian's Toys as you blast the Cantina theme on your computer speakers!

Specials for this week's Brian's Toys newsletter include huge discounts on two exclusive modern figures and select Vintage AFA-Graded figures.  For a complete list and more great selection, go to http://www.brianstoys.com/nl

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You Want More Of The Republic Attack Shuttle? We've Got More!

Posted by Paul | May 13, 2011 at 10:23 AM EDT |

JTA friend Bryan Mark German sends us more pictures including the interior of the Republic Attack Shuttle in addition to a size comparison photo which pits it against both the Clone Turbo Tank and the AT-TE! Click through for an exciting update to yesterday's report (found HERE)!

Review: Betrayal On Bespin - TAC - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | May 13, 2011 at 12:15 AM EDT |

The Betrayal On Bespin Battle Packs set really doesn't contain anywhere near the best versions of the included characters, yet there is something quite special about it. See why Research Droids Reviews sees potential in this set. (Special thanks to Jayson Krebsbach from Yakface.com for photo help!) We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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The Sideshow Collectibles Figrin D'an 12 inch figure is now available for pre-order. Click here to add the first member of the famous cantina band to your collection!

Figrin D-an 12 inch Figure

The Sideshow Collectibles Figrin D'an Life-Size Bust is now available for pre-order. Click here to get this!

Figrin D'an Life-Size Bust

See The Republic Attack Shuttle Loose And New Impending TVC News!

Posted by Paul | May 12, 2011 at 08:09 AM EDT |

JTA friend and reader Bryan Mark German from the Phillipines is reporting that the Republic Attack Shuttle is being found there (as well as providing information that wave 7 of The Vintage Collection is imminent). And he has sent in some cool pictures of the new vehicle loose! Items that finally hit the Phillipines typically hit the USA 2-4 weeks after, so get ready to start up the hunting again! Click through for more!

Review: Battle Of Geonosis - TAC - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | May 12, 2011 at 07:27 AM EDT |

The 30 (77-07) line was known for its inventive and awesome Battle Packs sets. But one multipack had collectors responding with "what the heck"? We honestly didn't have too many updated figures in early 2007, but Research Droids Reviews still determines that this set was really a waste. Will you find use for it? We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | May 12, 2011 at 06:40 AM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2011 at 10:36 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!

      

All-New Tauntaun Sculpt Confirmed!

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2011 at 10:32 AM EDT |

The new Tauntaun is confirmed in Sandtroopers.com forums! Click through for the details!

JTA reader Michael Woods writes in with a very fruitful experience he had at his local Walmart store....but it was all because of Fred Myer. Click through for more!

    

What?! A POTF2 figure in 2011? Yup! But at least Hasbro gives us yet another stab at that elusive Hoth rebel Trooper that never made it basic figure status. See why Research Droids Reviews finds the Special Action Figure Set (Rebel Set) equally worthwhile and annoying. We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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Sideshow Collectibles updated their produciton blog with all of the Figrin D'an details! Check it out!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 295

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2011 at 12:31 PM EDT |

Starwars.com promised on May 4th all will be revealed. Star Wars fans refreshed with baited breath, crashing the servers with the demand for the information - the details of the first high definition home video release of the Star Wars saga! With a 9 disc set, including over 30 hours of additional materials if you buy the 6-film set, it's an exciting time to be a videophile Star Wars fan! Listen to this week's Star Wars Action News as Marjorie and Arnie run down what was revealed, and play some listener voicemails as well as Nathan and Brock giving their thoughts on the Blu Ray release details! Click through for more!

Kmart Exclusive B-wing Fighter Revealed!

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2011 at 12:17 PM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have received an image at what looks to be a Kmart exclusive B-wing Fighter from The Vintage Collection. But Hasbro, we need a new Y-wing!

Sideshow Collectibles cobbles together a beautifully stunning diorama of the 212th Attack Battalion to help promote the upcoming Boil/Waxer/Numa 3-pack)! We would caution Sideshow Collectibles however to maybe PhotoShop out that General Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Trooper Armor before Lucasfilm, Ltd. gets their panties in a knot (since they want to sweep any remnants of the flawless Tartakovsky inspired Clone Wars under the carpet). We're being facetious folks - we're still angry about Captain Fordo being called ARC Trooper Commander. (We're trying our best to let it go.) Enjoy the full size image of the diorama by clicking on the thumbnail below.

There are more changes to previously released figures in the Special Action Figure Set (Villain Set). Check out what makes or doesn't make the figures unique in our Research Droids Reviews entry today. We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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The Clone Wars Wave 8 (21) Making Heavier Appearances At Retail!

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2011 at 11:08 PM EDT |

We are getting multiple reports that wave 8 (wave 21) of The Clone Wars line is hitting heavier in the East Coast. Be on the lookout for Riot Control Clone Trooper, Barriss Offee, Eeth Koth and Clone Commander Colt, which comprise one of the finest waves of animated figures in a very long time!

         

Yes! The VOTC Han Solo has just been rereleased. And there have been small changes made that greatly improves him! See what we mean by tuning in to today's Research Droids Reviews because this is one awesome set. Oh yeah, and it also comes with Ben Kenobi and Luke X-wing Pilot. We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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"Shadow Of The Dark Side" Saga Legends For $5?

Posted by Paul | May 08, 2011 at 09:42 PM EDT |

We can't believe we haven't heard about this until now, but apprently some Walmart stores are clearancing out their Saga Legends figures for $5.00. The Walmart in Princeton, NJ had them for this price. Your mileage may vary. Click through for the proof.

A Nice Surprise (For Mother's Day?!)

Posted by Paul | May 08, 2011 at 09:35 PM EDT |

I had to cross state lines into NJ to find them, but I found them! Repeat: I found them! A very friendly TARGET employee with about 99% less attitude and misery than the TARGET employees in PA went to the back and pulled me a case of the new The Vintage Collection Special Action Figure Sets. Yup, new RDRs start tomorrow!

Review: Han Solo (Small Head) - Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures

Posted by Paul | May 08, 2011 at 12:08 AM EDT |

So you love them or hate them, but how do you handle it when Gentle Giant, Ltd. includes the same imperfections of the vintage figures from the 70s and 80s brought right over into their high-end counterparts? Research Droids Reviews isn't too sure either. Gentle Giant, Ltd. also brings back the annoying "one per case" variant in the mix too! Want to learn more? We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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Sideshow Collectibles Visual Guide Marathon Coming Soon!

Posted by Paul | May 07, 2011 at 11:43 PM EDT |

We're gearing up for an awesome Sideshow Collectibles Visual Guide marathon! To help tease it a little bit, we have made some enhancements to our Sideshow Collectibles Visual Guide page! And be sure to check out our Facebook page because our Facebook fans will be getting a premier look at what's coming to the front page (shortly - so keep checking back). In the meantime, be sure to check out our newly improved Sideshow Collectibles Visual Guide page where we have reorganized the product license into clearer categories and also have provided links to the figures that have corresponding Research Droids Reviews! (We will also be updating the other licensees.)

Field Report: TCW Aqua Droid - Loose Joints?! What Loose Joints?

Posted by Paul | May 07, 2011 at 11:28 PM EDT |

If you read our Research Droids Review on the Aqua Droid, you know that we were quite disappointed about the extraordinarily loose joints (to the point where posing it and making it stand were nearly impossible). Once again, JTA correspondent Chad Cobain comes through with an amazing discovery! Hasbro has corrected the joints and tightened them up significantly and Chad has sent in a video proving this trying to do anything he can to make the droid collapse! You have to see this! Want to see the proof? Then click through!

Field Report: The Updated TVC Stormtrooper - Not Perfect Yet

Posted by Paul | May 07, 2011 at 11:20 PM EDT |

Well, you know the updated The Vintage Collection Stormtrooper with updated helmet and deco (our original report HERE) is now hitting retail with the new and improved helmet, right? But JTA correspondent Chad Cobain sends us in a report of the updated figure and the final result may not be perfect. Do you want to know more? Then click through for a video demonstration to descibe what we mean.

Additional Information On TARGET Exclusive TVC 3-Packs

Posted by Paul | May 07, 2011 at 04:59 PM EDT |

The TARGET exclusive The Vintage Collection 3-packs may be leaking out in your area as we speak, but we thought you'd like to know that these are part of a new reset date beginning May 15, 2011. This doesn't mean that your TARGET will have them out then, but it is on that date that TARGET employees should be helpful and go in the back for you if they're not out yet. We had no luck today at 5 TARGET stores in the Philly area. No one would go back and get them for us. Or maybe they're catching on to this reporter....

In the meantime, check out sneak peeks from our friends at Yakface.com as those lucky stiffs were able to secure them!

Review: Riot Control Clone Trooper - TCW - CW49

Posted by Paul | May 07, 2011 at 12:25 AM EDT |

The Riot Control Clone Trooper doesn't seem too harmless, but the Coruscant Guard had an important role in season 2 of The Clone Wars. Research Droids Reviews checks out this newly flavored clone and discovers it's much more likeable than originally thought! We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | May 06, 2011 at 07:47 AM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Eeth Koth - TCW - CW51

Posted by Paul | May 06, 2011 at 12:10 AM EDT |

Another great figure in the latest wave of The Clone Wars figures being found is Eeth Koth. See what assessment Research Droids Reviews gives this great Zabrak character. In a nutshell Eeth Koth rocks! We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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The Vintage Collection TARGET Exclusive 3-Packs Now Being Found!

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2011 at 09:46 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that the new TARGET exclusive The Vintage Collection 3-packs are now being found! Click through for the proof and a direct link to their article with DPCI information!

Here they are! Ugh! This set is going to set collectors back. Look for these to go up for pre-order on May 12th and look for a full product reveal at Sideshow's production blog on May 10th! Click through for more information!

Figrin D'an And The Modal Nodes

Figrin D'an Life Size Bust Officially Teased!

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2011 at 05:17 PM EDT |

You knew it was coming since 12 Days of Sideshow, but Sideshow officially teases their Figrin D'an Life Size Bust now! This item goes up for pre-order with next week's newsletter! It looks like the Bith DO have pupils! Amazing how you learn something new every day! Click through for more information!

Review: Barriss Offee - TCW - CW50

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2011 at 12:09 AM EDT |

We know without a doubt that many of you will rip the new Barriss Offee figure apart because she only comes with eight points of articulation, but Research Droids Reviews is unabashed about our love for it and think it's one of Hasbro's finest efforts in the long-running The Clone Wars line. We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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May the 4th Be With You... LEGO Style!

Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2011 at 02:39 PM EDT |

LEGO celebrates Star Wars Day with a cool video of our favorite bricks in action! Click through to see the entire Prequel Trilogy... featuring all kinds of LEGO goodness!

LEGO video  

Star Wars Blu-ray Box Art

Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2011 at 02:24 PM EDT |

You saw all of the details earlier today, now check out the box art for the upcoming Blu-ray release! Click each image for a detailed look!

Prequel Trilogy  Original Trilogy  Complete Saga

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2011 at 12:15 PM EDT |

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

      

Star Wars Blu-ray Details!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2011 at 09:38 AM EDT |

There seems to be intermitent trouble with the site hosting the Blu-ray information, but we have the details! Click through for more!

Review: Clone Commander Colt - TCW - CW52

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT |

May the Fourth be with you! On this momentous day, Research Droids Reviews presents the 52nd figure in The Clone Wars "Shadow Of The Dark Side" line, Clone Commander Colt. And what an incredible action figure he is! We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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TCW Wave 8 (Wave 21) Found At Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2011 at 11:37 PM EDT |

We are very happy to report that we found wave 8 (wave 21) of The Clone Wars line (also known as the Colt/Barriss Offee wave) at Toys R Us in Langhorne, PA today, the first batch of new figures since about January (in that location at least). Don't give up hope! And look for new Research Droids Reviews to start in less than 30 minutes as we open up with Clone Commander Colt (CW52)!

Goodness gracious! It looks like a lot more than just Figrin D'an is coming! Click through for more!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 294

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2011 at 11:18 AM EDT |

This week Dan & Jerry return to take the reins of Star Wars Action News as Arnie and Marjorie prepare to stand in line for Thor! (Ok, not really). Listen as they talk about the latest news this week including the upcoming Blu-Ray announcement, Savage Oppress' action figure debut, as well as what they are finding in stores. Click through for more!

Get Up Close And Personal With The New TVC Wedge Antilles!

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2011 at 09:08 AM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com have awesome new images of The Vintage Collection Wedge Antilles! Click through for more!

Review: Droid Factory Capture - TAC - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2011 at 12:35 AM EDT |

Hm, the Droid Factory Capture Battle Packs set is great packaged, but the figures loose are not entirely spectacular. Research Droids Reviews ponders if this is an investment you'll want to make. We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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The Latest The Clone Wars Figures In Full Detail At Yakface.com!

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2011 at 06:17 PM EDT |

Can't get enough of all the new product out there or coming soon? Then be sure to also check out the new Toyguide entries at Yakface.com for the latest The Clone Wars figures! Check out Barriss Offee, Riot Control Clone Trooper and Eeth Koth and keep checking back for Clone Commander Colt!

Check Out The Remote Control Republic Fighter Tank!

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2011 at 05:51 PM EDT |

Check out the upcoming Remote Control Republic Fighter Tank from Hasbro! Click through for more information!

Official New Hasbro Deluxe Line Photos!

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2011 at 05:41 PM EDT |

Hasbro also passes along official product photos of eight upcoming Deluxe (or Figure With Vehicle) sets! Click through to check them all out! Cool stuff follows!

  

Hasbro Sends In New Images Of Upcoming Battle Packs!

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2011 at 03:16 PM EDT |

Hasbro sends us images of all-new Battle Packs! (Oh, and we now know the fate of Cad Bane in Clone Trooper Disguise.) The horror? Battle Packs are now down to 3 figures each! Bad Hasbro, bad! Will Hasbro ever learn? Consider it done that Hasbro has effectively killed the Battle Packs line now also! Click through for more!

Review: ARC-170 Elite Squad - TAC - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2011 at 12:55 AM EDT |

Sometimes Hasbro goes overboard and extrapolates on a very popular clone trooper battalion. That's what they did for the Razor Squadron at least. Check out today's Research Droids Reviews and see if the ARC-170 Elite Squad is worthy of your time and money. We hope that you'll also leave comments in our new and fun comments section as well as placing your opinion of this item by voting in our poll. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

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While we're certainly not comfortable stating that Walmart is also getting new product with absolute optimism, we did manage to find multiple signs of wave 4 of The Vintage Collection in stock. (But for goodness sake, Jango Fett and Mace Windu have been IMPOSSIBLE to locate even still for us. We're not understanding the huge popularity with these two repainted/retooled figures at all.) But what's interesting is that they are obviously "old" cases because the Senate Guard has the first run photo on it. Are cases and cases of TVC in limbo (just like what happened for the Legacy Collection) and not reaching stores when they should be, or coming in dribs and drabs? We don't know, but we are very concerned that there is a clog starting that will likely affect future (and new) case assortments. We hope Hasbro has a good answer for us soon. Click through to leave your own experiences in our comments module.

TARGET: Great Deals And Perhaps They Are Coming To Our Rescue?

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2011 at 11:44 AM EDT |

Just confirmation that it pays to do your toy errands as often as you can, we found two (2) of the Cad Bane And IG-86 two-packs from Fall 2010 for a mere $1.98 each at our local TARGET in Philadelphia. Also of note, the Separatist Droid Gunship and Separatist Droid Tri-Fighter are making heavy appearances in the same area. And with recent reports of wave 6 of TVC also being found at this retailer, it seems that TARGET may be picking up some momentum for collectors.

Special Report: Mark goes to ... Naboo!

Posted by Joris | May 01, 2011 at 09:00 AM EDT |

We have followed Mark to Hoth and Tatooine in the meantime, but the traveller is not yet done!

This week he’s headed for the beautiful planet of ... Naboo, where palaces are impressive and seas run through the planet core.

Will yousa liken this bombad trip? Hit the link and ship off to Naboo to find out ... 

Mark goes to ... Naboo


 
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