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July 2011

800th Review! 2011 SDCC Exclusive: Revenge Of The Jedi 14 Figure Set!

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT |

We proudly present our Research Droids Reviews entry to you today for two reasons. First, it's our 800th review and second, it's all about the ultra cool Revenge Of The Jedi [Death Star II] 2011 San Diego Comic Con exclusive. It has certainly caused a ton of controversy in its very short life since making its debut at Comic Con, but find out about its components in detail and what makes it so awesome! Please feel free to leave your own comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

From Singapore To The USA - New Stuff Is Everywhere!

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2011 at 10:08 PM EDT |

Bruan Mark German writes in with a report of what is being found in Singapore right now, but keep in mind this stuff has hit the USA already too! Click through for more!

New Stuff!

Newer (And Hot) Star Wars Stuff Hitting Kmart

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2011 at 07:08 PM EDT |

Kmart is in the midst of their product resets for the Fall season as well. And we're finding new product left and right. The Kmart exclusive B-wing Fighter remains elusive for us, but we did find wave 5 and wave 6 of The Vintage Collection and we also found plenty of the hard-to-find Clone Commander Colt wave as well. Kmart may just become your retailer of choice!

Star Wars Figures!

TARGET News - What Is Happening In The Star Wars Aisle?

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2011 at 07:03 PM EDT |

JTA spoke with TARGET management today and they confirmed with us that stores will be converting the "Cars II" diplay focus into a Star Wars focus beginning this week with the store reset. Also of note, Saga Legends and The Clone Wars figures are on sale for $6.99 each. While not too much has come in the form of basic figures yet, more are definitely on the way. And as you might imagine, no sale price for The Vintage Collection! And you already know about all the store reports from our site and others' sites. But even more new stuff could be showing up this week!

  

While someone celebrates his birthday today, check out our Research Droids Reviews and learn why it's so good to be a Sideshow Collectibles collector! Something that will appeal to both The Clone Wars fans as well as those who love the 212th Attack Battalion, this three-pack is a set not to be missed! Please feel free to leave your own comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

More Options For Cheap Star Wars Toys!

Posted by Paul | July 30, 2011 at 10:18 PM EDT |

A certain retail food store chain is blowing out Hasbro Star Wars toys. Click through to learn more!

Found (In Spain)! Spain Toys R Us Store Report!

Posted by Paul | July 30, 2011 at 10:11 PM EDT |

JTA reader from Spain, Packo writes in with an update on what is being found where he lives! Click through for his update! If you live outside the USA, please always let us know what you're finding in your neck of the woods. JTA would love to continue to broaden our scope in store reporting.

Toys R Us In Spain!

Reversed Darth Talon Premium Format Figure For Charity!

Posted by Paul | July 30, 2011 at 08:19 AM EDT |

There's only six (6) hours left to this auction, but check out the awesome "reversed" Darth Talon Premium Format figure for charity! What an amazing bid this item has too!

Update: This charity item sold for an amazing $7100! That's quite an awesome donation!

A Lot Of Big Thanks To JTA Correspondent Rich Alot!

Posted by Paul | July 30, 2011 at 07:29 AM EDT |

Extra special and humbling thanks to JTA correspondent Rich Alot for picking up the Revenge Of The Jedi [Death Star II] Comic Con multipack for Jedi Temple Archives. If it was not for Rich, we likely would not have been fortunate enough to secure one of these highly sought after Hasbro pieces. Also a big thanks goes out to Rich for his incredibly hard work helping us out significantly at San Diego Comic Con this year. We are honored an thankful to have you on board, Rich. Thank you again. We have a "big number" Research Droids Reviews entry coming up on Monday, so come back as we look at this set in detail!

Review: Anakin Skywalker (The Clone Wars) - Maquette

Posted by Paul | July 30, 2011 at 12:41 AM EDT |

We finish up our look at some great Maquettes from Gentle Giant, Ltd. this week with the Anakin Skywalker (The Clone Wars) pieces from 2009. It's a great piece, but Research Droids Reviews notices that it's peculiar in some ways. Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | July 29, 2011 at 09:46 PM EDT |

Prepare yourselves, the newest Vintage-Style waves are about to land at Brian's Toys.  Will you be ready?  Make sure you place your pre-orders for the sets now at www.brianstoys.com!

Don't forget to check out these awesome new exclusives: Gentle Giant 12" Jumbo Vinyl-Cape Jawa, Republic Commando Delta Squad, Sideshow 12" Clone Commander...and plenty more! 

For more great Star Wars and other toys, check out http://www.brianstoys.com/nl!

Brian's Toys

New The Clone Wars/SOTDS Product Hitting TARGET Hard!

Posted by Paul | July 29, 2011 at 02:47 PM EDT |

We found all of the new Battle Packs sets and the new Republic Attack Shuttle at TARGET today amongst many other new and exciting Star Wars product including the midline Force FX lightsabers, Commemorative 4-packs and the Class 1 Transformers. As a side note, there is more "new stuff" in these Battle Packs than what has been revealed in the production photographs from Hasbro. Find out what exactly in out upcoming Research Droids Reviews which will be starting shortly, but not before a few new surprises first!

Review: Wicket W. Warrick - Maquette

Posted by Paul | July 29, 2011 at 12:10 AM EDT |

What do you think about an Ewok Maquette? Well, if it's Wicket, it's pretty darn cute. Check out what we review in today's Research Droids Reviews and see if this is something for your own collection. Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | July 28, 2011 at 05:19 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

HasbroToyShop.com Responds With Revised Feedback!

Posted by Paul | July 28, 2011 at 01:18 PM EDT |

JTA reader The_Question receives an interesting response back from Customer Service at HasbroToyShop.com, different from all other previous responses. Click through if you're intrigued....

Gentle Giant, Ltd.'s Comic Con Upcoming Products Video!

Posted by Paul | July 28, 2011 at 01:11 PM EDT |

While some sites are crediting this video as their own, Gentle Giant, Ltd. has created a remarkable video showing off some upcoming products. The video is available right now on their very own YouTube channel! Check out design plans for a new modular Boba Fett mini bust as well as much more like a possible Jumbo Vintage Blue Snaggletooth. It's all ahead. Click through for more!

Star Wars Celebration V provided collectors with an animated take of Han Solo In Stormtrooper Disguise via Action Figure Xpress. It's simply awesome so read about it in our Research Droids Reviews and see if it's something for your own collection. Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

Star Wars Action News - Episode 305

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2011 at 08:15 PM EDT |

Last weekend saw Comic Con International hit San Diego, and it had everything you would expect, from cosplay superheroes to big name celebrities to the Star Wars Action News team covering all the great Star Wars collecting from the convention, from the exclusives from Kotobukiya, Gentle Giant, and Hasbro to the Star Wars collectibles panel featuring Sideshow, eFX, and more! Click through for more!

George Lucas Loses Lawsuit Against UK Native Andrew Ainsworth

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2011 at 08:10 PM EDT |

George Lucas loses the lawsuit against UK native Andrew Ainsworth regarding the Stormtrooper armor replicas! Click through for more!

Please Turn Our Frowns Upside Down Hasbro?

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2011 at 01:16 PM EDT |

As promised, here are more of your fellow collectors' frustration written out "professionally" for Hasbro employees to read and digest. Let's hope some of this penetrates to those that really need to hear this! Click through for all of the details.

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2011 at 10:57 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 leaving your thoughts in our Disqus comments module and/or voting in the poll found at the bottom of each and every review now!

      

Lumat Has Been Confirmed For The Vintage Collection In 2012!

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2011 at 10:02 AM EDT |

Because the latest Hasbro Q&A came during the influx of a very crazy and hectic Comic Con this year, we wanted to pull back your attention to a very important announcement that Hasbro let slip in our Q&A session. They have confirmed for us that Lumat is on tap for 2012. While we hope it's the "now unnamed" tan Ewok from the Kenner basic figure line, it may be the "true" Lumat who looks nearly identical to Graak (as was released in the 30 (77-07) line. (That Graak figure is actually Lumat, but we don't want to get into a debate here about it.) But at any rate, we will be getting a The Vintage Collection Lumat figure which is great news that's very long overdue! And it's also the reason we think we will be getting the light tan Ewok. We will try to get clarification from Hasbro to be sure.

    

Review: Princess Leia Organa As Jabba's Slave - Maquette

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2011 at 12:35 AM EDT |

Are you ready to check out the Princess Leia Organa As Jabba's Slave Maquette from Gentle Giant? It's a beautiful polystone statue and the focus of today's Research Droids Reviews where you'll see her from every sexy angle. Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

StarWars.com Releases Blu-ray Site!

Posted by Paul | July 26, 2011 at 11:42 PM EDT |

There is now an official Blu-ray site with teasers and a countdown clock! Click through to check it all out.

Your Comments Have Not Ceased All Day!

Posted by Paul | July 26, 2011 at 10:49 PM EDT |

Never have we seen in years a situation like the Revenge Of The Jedi Death Star Comic Con exclusive nightmare elicit so much rage and passion in collectors. Stay tuned tomorrow as we bring you additional thoughts and feelings from more of our beloved readers. It's certainly been a brutal day. We don't know what the future holds for collectors to get these into their collections, but there is no doubt that it couldn't of been handled in a worse fashion than it was today; from the much too small edition size (whatever that was) to the inability of HasbroToyShop.com to handle all of us scrambling for this item at once. Be sure to check back with us. By the way, in case you haven't heard this either, the Salacious Crumb and Mouse Droid have their own unique VC numbers (66 and 67). So if you want a complete and uninterrupted carded collection, well you'll need these figures too!

UPDATE: HasbroToyShop.com responds to Kevin's email! Click through for their response!

If you haven't heard, the HasbroToyShop sale of the Revenge Of The Jedi Death Star was an utter and complete debacle! Emails are pouring in from readers, many of which we cannot reprint due to the "hateful" tones and profanity, but Hasbro has really screwed over a plethora of collectors. Click through to see one letter we can reprint for you by JTA reader Kevin, who wrote to HasbroToyShop.com customer service.

Wave 2 of the Special Action Figures Sets just started hitting and Research Droids Reviews brings you and up close and personal look at the Imperial Forces set. This should be the easiest set to be yay or nay for you See why by reading today's review Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

EchoBaseNews.com Interviews Derryl DePriest From Hasbro!

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2011 at 01:05 PM EDT |

Our friends at EchoBaseNews.com have a great interview with Derryl DePriest from Hasbro and a lot of cool information is revealed! Click through to check it out.

Hasbro, Hasbro - Where Did Our Love Go?

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2011 at 12:06 PM EDT |

Between the lackluster 2011 Comic Con presentation and the overall lack of respect for all things Original Trilogy, we once again make our grievances known to Hasbro and even include a few of our readers' comments into the mix as well. Not only are there more questions than ever, it's quite possible that another generation of collectors will be lost thanks to The Vintage Collection's direction and lack of Original Trilogy focus. This one is a doozey folks. You'll need plenty of time to read it all. Click through for a complete rant.

SDCC 2011: Hallmark and More!

Posted by Chuck | July 25, 2011 at 10:35 AM EDT |

Hallmark was on hand at SDCC with their usual assortment of merchandies, including their popular exclusive ornament set. Click through to check them out, as well as a look at the cool Star Wars Volkswagen and a peek at some cool Hasbro prototypes...

      

SDCC 2011: More Galleries From Comic-Con

Posted by Chuck | July 25, 2011 at 08:59 AM EDT |

SDCC has wrapped up, but we have a few more galleries to share from the weekend. Click through for a look at the booths from DK Publishing, Mimobot, Star Wars Blueprints and Her Universe

      

Wave 2 of the Special Action Figures Sets just started hitting and Research Droids Reviews brings you and up close and personal look at the Imperial Set but wonders why Dengar (Bounty Hunter) is an Imperial all of a sudden. We kid of couse. Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

Before Emptying Your Wallets, Let's See What Hasbro Can Do For Us

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2011 at 08:51 PM EDT |

Hasbro absolutely has got to produce more of the Comic Con exclusive 14 figure multipack so everyone can have a fair chance at obtaining one! Look at the ridiculous prices the Revenge Of The Jedi Death Star set HERE!

A New Star Wars Scale? (In Vintage Packaging No Less?)

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2011 at 08:22 PM EDT |

JTA reader User897 alerts us to an announcement that has obviously gone by the wayside at nearly all Star Wars fan sites. It looks like a certain license is looking into a 6-inch scale of Star Wars figures. I personally think it's a cool new scale, but what do you think? Post your comments HERE. Read the article at ActionFigurePics.com and see what the future may hold for this line!

Sarlacc Pit Podcast Presents Star Wars Music Video Festival!

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2011 at 08:15 PM EDT |

Our friends at GalacticBinder.com and their popular Sarlacc Pit Podcast are running a fun contest! Read all about it by clicking through!

Death Star Sets Sold Out - Some Held Back For HasbroToyShop.com

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2011 at 08:05 PM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum are reporting that Hasbro sold out of the Death Star exclusive set of Revenge Of The Jedi figures. A portion has been held back for sale on Tuesday morning. Best of luck to you all. Another knife to the gut as far as we're concerned. Why oh why do you do this to us Hasbro?

Kmart Today Only Sale Merchandise Additional 50% Off!

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2011 at 02:57 PM EDT |

JTA forum member Sugarfly also writes in with a surprising new find (but it's for today only and at Kmart). Their sale merchandise (again, just for today) is 50% off. You only have a few hours to take advantage of this opportunity, but we still felt it was important to post should you check our news on your smart phone and are already out shopping!

Loose Republic Commando Squad Still Available On eBay And Update

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2011 at 01:56 PM EDT |

eBay seller tunghori still has the complete TRU Comic Con exclusive Delta Squad loose on eBay! Click HERE to check them all out! We don't want to start any nasty rumors, but we brought the Delta Squad SKU number to our local TRU store and they said that they show the item will not be available in stores, or not right now. We will post updates as we learn more, so don't panic yet. But for a while, eBay may be your only hope.

Blu-ray Commemorative Packs Found At Retail!

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2011 at 01:37 PM EDT |

JTA forum member Sugarfly writes in to let us know that the Commemorative 4-packs have been found at TARGET in Kenner, LA (now that's pretty cool). He lets us know that they are priced at $24.99 and that the only surprise in these sets is the included "mini-poster". The entir poster is the size of the box face, not folded up inside. Thanks for the report Sugarfly. You all have now officially more product to chase.

Wave 2 of the Special Action Figures Sets just started hitting and Research Droids Reviews brings you and up close and personal look at the Android Set but wonders why Chewbacca is an android (he isn't). See what makes these figures unique from their original releases, and boy, are there some head scratchers here indeed! Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

SDCC 2011: Uncle Milton, Museum Replicas and More

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2011 at 11:41 PM EDT |

More galleries from around the floor at SDCC! This time we have some quick looks at the Uncle Milton booth, Museum Replicas and the Star Wars on BluRay exibit...

      

SDCC 2011: Video Featuring the Star Wars Kinect Bundle

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2011 at 03:27 PM EDT |

Our team in San Diego shot a fun video of the upcoming Star Wars Xbox bundle. Click through to check it out!

The Collectors panel yesterday revealed some exciting upcoming projects from collector favorite Sideshow Collectibles. Click through for a quick breakdown!

SDCC 2011: Hasbro Star Wars Day Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2011 at 01:14 PM EDT |

We have another Hasbro Gallery, this time featuring figures revealed after the Hasbro presentation! Click here to check them out!

      

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2011 at 01:13 PM EDT |

Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about some more cool new preorders, new arrivals and a new sale!

CLEARANCE SALE - 4000 ITEMS

We've just reduced pricing on hundreds more items and now have thousands of figures priced at 30% off, 40% off and more!   The link below will show you the 4000+ items on sale and we've also highlighted about 50 individual items - many with special discounts.   Lots of Transformers, Exclusives, Marvel 3.75" and more is on sale - take a look here!

Big Bad Toy Store

Found! Special Action Figure Sets Wave 2!

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2011 at 10:37 AM EDT |

We are happy to report that we found wave 2 of the Special Action Figure Sets at TARGET in Philadelphia this morning. Just like wave 1, they ring up for $19.99 each and this time you get to choose from the Android Set, the Imperial Set or the Imperial Forces set. There are indeed some differences with the figures included of which we will all point out to you in our Research Droids Reviews starting tomorrow! Use DPCI 087-06-0302 (the same as before) if your store doesn't have them out yet! Click through for the proof!

SDCC 2011: Video From the Uncle Milton Booth

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2011 at 09:06 AM EDT |

We stopped by the Uncle Milton booth and grabbed a few videos of some of the creative toys from Uncle Milton. Click through to check out the Boba Fett Launcher, R2-D2 Micro Viewer, Lightsaber Room Light, and the always favorite Force Trainer in action! You can find all of the videos from our SDCC coverage on your YouTube channel!

Review: Y-wing Fighter Vehicle - TVC - TRU Exclusive

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2011 at 12:02 AM EDT |

Hasbro may have just released the definitive Y-wing Fighter Vehicle and it comes in spiffy The Vintage Collection packaging to boot! It's even has upgrades and updates from the relatively recent 2007 version! Research Droids Reviews goes into great detail with this new Toys R Us exclusive showing up right now at your local store! Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

ROTJ Deleted Scene And TPM New Figure Loose Images Surface!

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

Our friends at GalacticHunter.com have first images of the new figures Hasbro showed off in their presentation earlier this afternoon. Check them out and come back when we have our own gallery up!

SDCC 2011: Hasbro Presentation

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2011 at 09:22 PM EDT |

If you didn't get a chance to see the Hasbro presentation, click here to check out the full slideshow!

Hasbro Presentation Slide Show

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2011 at 08:23 PM EDT |

Wow! Check out some of the latest San Diego Comic-Con 2011 exclusives over at Brian's Toys.  The Indiana Jones Lost Wave, MOTU vs. DC, Snowtrooper Mcquarrie Mini Bust, and Transformer Optimus Prime are available for pre-order.  Hurry, because quantities will be very limited.  If you're attending the con, visit Joe over at the Brian's Toys booth #4051.  Will be glad to meet you.

Fresh in stock this week are Masters of the Universe Classic Clawful and Kabe & Muftak mini bust from Gentle Giant.  For more great selection, head on over to http://www.brianstoys.com/nl

Brian's Toys

SDCC 2011: Sideshow Collectibles Gallery #2

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2011 at 03:53 PM EDT |

Thursday we took another look at the massive Sideshow Collectibles booth. Click here to visit our Sideshow Collectibles Gallery #2!

      

SDCC 2011: Hasbro Presentation Video

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2011 at 03:45 PM EDT |

In case you missed it, or were unable to view the live stream you can view our archived copy. Click through to listen to this years SDCC Hasbro presentation. This will be uploaded later this evening in HD to our YouTube channel, but in the mean time you can listen to how it went down. We will also post the slides from the presentation as soon as Hasbro releases them.

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #95

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2011 at 11:36 AM EDT |

Hasbro checks in with the latest answers to our questions. Enjoy this round of "pre-Comic Con" Q&A!

Hasbro's Q&A

SDCC 2011: Hasbro Gallery #2

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2011 at 11:21 AM EDT |

Thursday we got to spend a bit more time in the Hasbro booth. Check out our day 2 Hasbro Gallery... because you can never have enough Hasbro pictures to look at! Stay tuned today at 2PM when the Hasbro Panel kicks off. Bandwith permitting (they are having issues this year) we will stream it live. If the live stream fails, we will have it recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel too.

      

SDCC 2011: LEGO Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2011 at 09:52 AM EDT |

We have a new LEGO gallery for you to enjoy! LEGO never lets fans down and they impress us more than ever this year... Visit the LEGO for a quick look at what they showed in detail at Comic-con!

      

SDCC 2011: Kotobukiya Gallery

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2011 at 09:31 AM EDT |

We have a new Kotobukiya gallery for you to enjoy! Kotobukiya always impresses with their displays and this year is no different! Check out what's in store for collectors this year!... Visit the Kotobukiya gallery for a quick look at what they showed in detail at Comic-con!

      

SDCC 2011: Gentle Giant, Ltd. Gallery

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2011 at 09:26 AM EDT |

We have a new Gentle Giant gallery for you to peruse! As a licensee, Gentle Giant, Ltd. seems to be really stepping up to the plate after a few lackluster years... Visit the Gentle Giant, Ltd gallery for a quick look at what they showed in detail at Comic-con!

      

Awesome Blu-ray Teaser Trailer Full Of Deleted Scene Snippets!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2011 at 06:05 AM EDT |

Our friends at GalacticHunter.com have posted an awesome Blu-ray teaser trailer which highlights some amazing deleted scenes - many not seen until now. You absolutely must click through to check this all out! (Yes - that's a wampa chasing after R2-D2.) See this and a whole bunch more!

UPDATE: The same video is available at StarWars.com too.

Review: Clone Commander (Phase I Armor) - 2011 SDCC Exclusive

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2011 at 12:15 AM EDT |

Unlike Hasbro, Sideshow Collectibles considers fans' concerns with obtaining SDCC exclusives and makes them readily available to all. The 12" Clone Commander is their exclusive this year and it's stunning so be sure to read all about it in our Research Droids Reviews today. Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

Xbox 360: This IS the Droid You Are Looking For!

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM EDT |

Star Wars gamers have another reason to smile... in the form of an Xbox 360! Microsoft announced this uber-cool bundle at Comic-Con today. Head over to engadget.com and check out this very cool R2-D2 themed Xbox console!

SDCC Clone Commander

Check Back With Us In A Few Hours To See The SDCC Clone Commander!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2011 at 10:17 PM EDT |

Be sure to check in with us in a couple of hours to read our review on the awesome new San Diego Comic Con exclusive 12" Clone Commander (Phase I Armor) figure. It's incredible and you must absolutely see it for yourself! We've come a long way from the pitiful Hasbro days and 12" collectors really have something to truly embrace for their collections!

TRU Comic Con Delta Squad - Is eBay Your Only Hope?

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2011 at 03:31 PM EDT |

eBay seller tunghori has the complete TRU Comic Con exclusive Delta Squad loose on eBay! Click HERE to check them all out!

Delta Squad Supposedly Ships FREE If It Ever Shows In Stock!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2011 at 01:00 PM EDT |

This is probably going to be the most infuriating Comic Con to date! Not only are there rumors of monitored availablity of the Death Star multipack, Toys R Us just sent out an email that the Delta Squad was in stock and shipping free. When we visited the link, it told us it was out of stock and not available in stores! Argh!

Yeah, don't even worry about it, it's not in stock, but HERE is the link.

Non-Attandee Darth Maul Character Key Up For Order!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2011 at 11:29 AM EDT |

The Darth Maul Character Key (NON-ATTENDEE) is up for order at ACME Archives! Click below to secure this limited edition piece!

Review: Death Star Briefing - TSC - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2011 at 07:47 AM EDT |

One of ther better exclusives to come from Hasbro was the Death Star Briefing set, and the interesting thing is that it's far from perfect. But Research Droids Reviews notices that the figures in this set have some of the best likenesses Imperial officers have ever had! You must check this set out! Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

Found! TRU Exclusive Y-wing Fighter From San Fran To Philly!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2011 at 07:43 AM EDT |

We are thrilled to point out that we have successfully located the Toys R Us exclusive Y-wing Fighter in the Philly area, so it has made its way across country! Look for this item to be added to our RDRs very shortly!

UPDATE: JTA reader Gabriel Miranda writes in and sends a picture of his fins in Hayward, CA. This means that other TRUs in the San Francisco Bay Area are getting them in stock too.

SDCC 2011: Preview Night Sideshow Collectibles Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2011 at 07:17 AM EDT |

We continue our Preview Night coverage with a look at the Sideshow Collectibles booth, showcasing products from some of the biggest announcements from Sideshow ever! Battle Droids, bounty hunters and the the General... Visit the Sideshow Collectibles gallery for a quick look at Sideshow at Comic-con!

      

SDCC 2011: Preview Night Hasbro Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2011 at 07:11 AM EDT |

Comic-Con preview night was more packed than ever! Stop by our Hasbro gallery for a glimps of what we can expect from Hasbro in the coming months!

      

May We Point Out A Cool New Detail On The VC68 Figure!?

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2011 at 12:39 AM EDT |

Eagle-eyed collectors have probably already noticed the card back to the Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Outfit) (VC68) basic figure. Hasbro is definitely considering this one to be the modern replacement to the 1980 Rebel Soldier figure. What makes this even more special to collectors today is that Hasbro has corrected the card back photo for us so we have the correctly sourced character on the packaging for the first time ever. TVC really pulls at those heartstrings, doesn't it? Click through for a quick picture of this.

Hot Toys/Sideshow Collectibles Luke Bespin Is Unbelievable!

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2011 at 08:27 PM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com have a wonderful gallery showing off the Hot Toys/Sideshow Collectibles collaborative Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) sporting two separate portraits! You must check out this piece of art!

Tons Of Preview Pics At Sandtroopers.com!

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2011 at 07:38 PM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have a plethora of images on their site from Preview Night already at San Diego Comic Con. Click any image below to check out previews of new Hasbro, Sideshow Collectibles and Gentle Giant, Ltd. product!

  

 

Sideshow Announces 12 Inch Scale STAP To Accompany Battle Droids!

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2011 at 07:28 PM EDT |

Sideshow announces a 12" STAP to accomany their awesome 12" Battle Droids!

Sideshow Collectibles has announced Darth Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi Legendary Scale Figures! Click below for the sneak preview pages, and watch for the pre-orders to go live after SDCC! Are these 1:2 size figures? Stay tuned!

Sideshow Collectilbes Darth Maul Legendary Scale Figure       Sideshow Collectilbles Obi-Wan Kenobi Legendary Scale Figure

Will this be the last 12 Inch figure announced for SDCC? General Grievous makes his debut to the Sideshow Collectibles 12 Inch line! Click below for the preview page! This is going to be one awesome 12 Inch figure!

Sideshow Collectilbes 12 Inch General Grievous

Sideshow Collectibles Announces (Finally!) 12 Inch Boba Fett!

Posted by Chuck | July 20, 2011 at 03:34 PM EDT |

It's been a long time coming... enough said! Click below to check it out!

Sideshow Collectilbes 12 Inch Boba Fett

SDCC 2011: Death Star Trench Run - Battle Packs Set

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2011 at 01:25 PM EDT |

SuperHeroHype.com seems to have some of the first images of 2011 San Diego Comic Con! Click through to check out the Death Star Trench Run "Battle Packs" set!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2011 at 09:18 AM EDT |

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

      

More Reports On The Republic Attack Shuttle Hitting Retail!

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2011 at 09:17 AM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have also reported that the Republic Attack Shuttle is being found at TARGET in the MN area. They also provide DPCI number 087-06-1822 to help collectors secure theirs. Good luck!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 304

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2011 at 09:13 AM EDT |

As Arnie, Marjorie, Justin, and Berent prepare their trip to San Diego, they give a quick pre-con episode running down the latest in Star Wars collecting news from the Hallmark 2011 Keepsake Ornament release last Saturday to a monumental new announcement from Gentle Giant! Click through for more!

eBay Flashback: SDCC 2010 Exclusives

Posted by Chuck | July 20, 2011 at 08:32 AM EDT |

Comic-Con is upon us! This years exclusives look like another round of must haves for the Star Wars collector, whether you are into Gentle Giant, Sideshow or Hasbro... or if you want them all! Todays eBay Flashback looks back at a few of the hot exclusives from last years SDCC. Click each one below to see how these exclusives are faring on the secondary market 1 year later.

Gentle Giant McQuarrie Concept Vader  Sideshow Collectibles 12 Inch Clone Trooper Lieutenant  Hallmark K-3PO & R-3PO Ornaments 2-pack  Acme Archives Chewbacca Character Key  LEGO Star Wars Cube Dudes

Review: Ahsoka Tano With Rotta - Maquette

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2011 at 05:59 AM EDT |

Research Droids Reviews looks at an awesome Ahsoka Tano Maquette today! Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

San Diego Comic-Con Coverage Kicks Off Tomorrow!

Posted by Chuck | July 19, 2011 at 09:45 PM EDT |

Comic-Con starts tomorrow, and we have our coverage page up and ready to go! Tune in all week as we bring you galleries, reports, live video coverage and more! Click the banner below for a sneak peak of our SDCC portal page!

2011 San Diego Comic-Con

Sideshow Collectibles Announces Life Size Asajj Ventress Bust!

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2011 at 07:22 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles announces their next Life Size Bust: Asajj Ventress! Click through to check it out!

If you're fortunate enough to have a Fred Meyer store near you, click through to see what JTA reader Mike Woods found! Clearance, clearance, clearance!

Review: Mandalorians & Omega Squad - EE Exclusive

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2011 at 12:03 AM EDT |

You saw the first seven members of the Republic Elite Forces yesterday. Now click through to see today's Research Droids Reviews as we show you the arguably better half of these 14 total figures. Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

The Vintage Collection Wave 9 Details Announced!

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2011 at 06:10 PM EDT |

Entertainment Earth reveals the next wave of Star Wars figures! Due to hit the same time as the aforementioned "wave 8", click through to see the contents of wave 9! It also contains a few "Revenge Of The Jedi" chase figures as well.

Sideshow Collectibles Shows Off Their 12 Inch Boba Fett!

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2011 at 01:42 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles officially announces and show off their new 12" Boba Fett figure! You absolutely must check this figure out! This version of Boba Fett is one of many that they want to do and based on his appearance in The Empire Strikes Back. He comes with a new light-up base based on the environment of the Bespin carbon freezing chamber and his exclusive piece will be a personalized regular base.

Sideshow announces Hot Toys Star Wars License agreement! Click through for the press release!

Star Wars Hot Toys License!

Sideshow Collectibles Life Size Han Solo in Carbonite Announced!

Posted by Chuck | July 18, 2011 at 01:18 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles continues their SDCC announcements, this time with one heck of a showpiece! A dream piece for some collectors, click below for the sneak peak at the Life Size Han Solo in Carbonite!

Han Solo in Carbonite

12 Inch IG-88 Up For Pre-Order!

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2011 at 10:12 AM EDT |

IG-88 is up for pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles! Check out this amazing 12" figure! The exclusive version comes with a vibro axe!

Review: Republic Elite Forces (Mandalorians & Clone Troopers)

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2011 at 09:12 AM EDT |

You'll either love or hate us in today's Research Droids Reviews because we determine that the Entertainment Earth exclusive Republic Elite Forces multipacks were the worst exclusives ever produced. But what do you think? Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

12 Inch IG-88 Teased At Sideshow Collectibles!

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2011 at 09:11 AM EDT |

We're positive Sideshow Collectibles is teasing a 12" IG-88 (Bolunty Hunter) figure! Yes! Stay tuned because the reveal is today!

Q&A With JTA continues with a special 10 question pre-2011 San Diego Comic Con session! Click through to access the Q&A database with our latest batch of questions!

Q&A with JTA

Hot Topics: TVC Wave 7, Distribution woes in general and 2011 San Diego Comic Con!

Droid Factory Swap Meet At Jedi Temple Archives?!

Posted by Paul | July 17, 2011 at 06:29 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives would like to host an indefinite Droid Factory "Swap Meet" and keep parts in stock here to serve as a collectors' resource so they can finish some of their incomplete droids. But before we can commit to it, we need some feedback from you. Would you mind clicking through for a moment and read our forum post on this topic and voice your opinion by answering a quick poll question? Thank you very much!

Stephen Stanton Live Interview Coming Soon At The Sarlacc Pit!

Posted by Paul | July 17, 2011 at 04:33 PM EDT |

Our friends at Galactic Binder's official podcast The Sarlacc Pit are hosting a live interview with Stephen Stanton next week. Bookmark this page for when the interview becomes live. We will post an update.

Review: Darth Vader (Force Unleashed) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | July 17, 2011 at 12:40 AM EDT |

Sometimes it's so easy to overlook some of the best collectibles made for us when we're all so preoccupied with the stuff Hasbro is making. But Research Droids Reviews makes it a point to check out one of the nicest Mini Busts they've ever created. Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

The State Of The Vintage Collection Address

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2011 at 07:36 PM EDT |

The bad boys at BanthaSkull.com have beaten me to the punch with my own 2011 Hasbro "rant/heed our warnings with what's wrong with The Vintage Collection" recitative. But because they echo my sentiments so perfectly well, I would like to direct you to their excellent commentary so I can work on the next Q&A With JTA segment because I am honestly running out of time. The stuff is reaching retail a little bit better for my area, but doesn't have the prevalence it should. Click through because this is good stuff folks. The overall health of The Vintage Collection is in danger. And Hasbro needs to know what we're seeing and how to remedy the problem. And BanthaSkull.com, please get a copy of this to Hasbro at SDCC this year. Much obliged!

Kmart B-wing Update!

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2011 at 06:36 PM EDT |

JTA Facebook friend, JTA reader and Kmart worker Andrew Turner writes in witha report on the Kmart exclusive B-wing Fighter! Click through for the details!

Newest Saga Legends Hitting East Coast At TARGET

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2011 at 02:38 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives for the first time found the new Saga Legends figures at TARGET in the Philly area today. There only look to be minor paint operations differences, but nothing to be concerned over, after all, this is only a repack brand of figures. We'll keep you posted if anything drastically different pops up.

Review: Cyborg Darth Maul - Premium Format Figure

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2011 at 12:02 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles does Darth Maul right in nearly every collectible form, don't they? See what magic they did with the recently released Premium Format Figure based on his appearance in Star Wars: Visionaries. Read why Research Droids Reviews believes Sideshow has hit another home run with this beauty! Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | July 15, 2011 at 10:16 PM EDT |

Tons of great pre-orders this week from Sideshow and Gentle Giant!  Make sure you place your advanced order for the 12" Battle Droids and Commander Gree, or the all new Jumbo Vintage Stormtrooper and Greedo.

Brand new in stock is the Luke Skywalker removable blade FX lightsaber.  The removable blades have been hot items, who knows how fast they could sell.  Check out www.brianstoys.com to pick up yours today as well as other great Star Wars toys!

Brian's Toys

TARGET Coming Through For Collectors In Multiple Ways

Posted by Paul | July 15, 2011 at 10:03 PM EDT |

There are two important things to report at TARGET. Again these are our own personal finds in the Philly area. The clearance merchandise including the two The Clone Wars Landing On Point Rain sets and Galactic Heroes, et. al. have gone down to 50%. Also, wave 7 is really hitting hard there as well.

Recently Released TVC And TCW Arriving At TRU In High Numbers!

Posted by Paul | July 15, 2011 at 09:57 PM EDT |

Toys R Us stores in the Philly area have been getting newer assortments of The Vintage Collection. You are already aware of our own wave 7 reports, but just today we found wave 5 and wave 6 hanging on the pegs for $9.99-$10.99. This of course isn't earth-shattering news, but we thought it was nice to see The Vintage Collection so "heavily" stocked after the inordinately long drought. If you are desperate for some new figure, why don't you add TRU to your toy runs? P.S. We also saw the Barriss Offee/Commander Colt The Clone Wars wave heavy there as well today.

Star Wars Shop Closes Its Virtual Doors!

Posted by Paul | July 15, 2011 at 02:06 PM EDT |

StarWarsShop.com calls it quits! Thanks to JTA reader User897 for the heads up! Click through for more!

Star Wars Shop

Force Unleashed II Multipack (Sort Of) Revealed!

Posted by Paul | July 15, 2011 at 11:22 AM EDT |

VolkerC at lichtgeschwindigkeit.de has the Republic Commando set in hand and on the back is a picture of the next Force Unleashed set (but you can only see it if you squint really hard)! Click through to check it out!

Force Unleashed II

Review: Separatist Droid Speeder With Battle Droid - TCW - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | July 15, 2011 at 12:25 AM EDT |

You know what the best thing about the Deluxe set in today's Research Droids Reviews is? As cool as the mini vehicle is, it isn't that. No, Hasbro gives us our first Battle Droid in The Clone Wars line articulated knees! Yay! Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | July 14, 2011 at 06:07 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Y-wing Bombers Hit Australia!

Posted by Paul | July 14, 2011 at 01:21 PM EDT |

Our friends "down under" at MouseDroid.com in Australia are reporting that the TRU exclusive Y-wing Fighter has hit Toys R Us stores in healthy numbers! It looks like this awesomely updated vehicle is right around the corner from the USA! Click through to see their report!

Please Help 12 Inch Commander Gree - He Needs It!

Posted by Paul | July 14, 2011 at 08:51 AM EDT |

While we couldn't be happier about the announcement and pre-order of the 12" Commander Gree figure, we have to take a few steps back and comment that Sideshow Collectibles has made a terrible mistake in the figure's coloring. Commander Gree is much too brown/tan below the waist and on the forearms and we really hope that Sideshow will have this fixed before it goes into mass production. If you're a Sideshow collector, we would encourage you to email customer service and ask them to have their production team look into this. It would be a shame if Commader Gree gets released as is. Click through for clearer pictures to see what we are talking about!

Review: Republic Scout Speeder With ARF Trooper - TCW - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | July 14, 2011 at 12:15 AM EDT |

The Deluxe line has not only been reinvented with a new name, their philosophy has also changed and Hasbro is really bringing quality products to collectors and kids in this line. See what makes Research Droids Reviews develop a quick fondness with a new set that contains a rehashed figure. Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

You Must Check Out This Customized Figure!

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2011 at 07:51 PM EDT |

I have been a relatively longtime fan of customizer Peakob1's beautiful artwork. (He normally posts his incredible customizing skills at Yakface.com's forums.) Customization is not a big focus for us here at JTA, but we had to draw your attention to one of Peakob1's crowning achievements. You must see his take on a modern Teebo action figure. It's unreal! And Peakob1, if you read our site, please ask me what I can do to have you make this Teebo and your awesome Ziro the Hutt figures for me! Please!? Click through for more!

KSWCC To Make Appearance At Derby City Comic Con!

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2011 at 07:16 PM EDT |

Attention KY residents! SWCC at Derby City Comic ConThis Saturday, July 16th, KSWCC will be in Force at Derby City Comic Con in Louisville KY, at Kentucky International Convention Center! This will be a fun time for Star Wars fans, cosplayers, and super-hero/comic book fans alike! Admission is only $7, and kids 12 and under are FREE! If you are there, be sure to stop by their booth and say "Hi!" They are also going to raffle off a Gentle Giant 12" Stormtrooper at the show, with all proceeds going to charity. Learn more about this event by clicking the image below!

http://www.derbycitycomiccon.com/

FYI - The Finds And Deals Keep Getting Better And Better At FYE!

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2011 at 07:02 PM EDT |

Our readers are taking our advice and heading to their local FYE stores and reaping some amazing deals! Click through to see what JTA reader and KSWCC member Mike H. found in Louisville, KY! You best get to your local FYE ASAP!

Deluxe (Class 1) In Stock At HasbroToyShop.com!

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2011 at 10:20 AM EDT |

JTA reader Bob Sokol writes in to let us know that the new Deluxe (Class 1) vehicle with figure sets are in stock at HasbroToyShop.com. Click through for direct links and additional information!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2011 at 09:21 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 leaving your thoughts in our Disqus comments module and/or voting in the poll found at the bottom of each and every review now!

      

New Gentle Giant Products Announced!

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2011 at 08:15 AM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. announces all-new product! Click each thumbnail below for a closer look at the Greedo Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure, R2-D2 The Clone Wars Maquette and the Tedn Dahai Mini Bust!

    

Star Wars Action News - Episode 303

Posted by Chuck | July 13, 2011 at 06:48 AM EDT |

San Diego Comic Con panels have been announced and more than Star Wars day, it's Star Wars every day with panels on Clone Wars Season 4, Star Wars Kinect, High End Star Wars Collectibles, Star Wars Books, and the always anticipated Hasbro Star Wars panel which will be broadcast live from swactionnews.com (bandwidth permitting). On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie run down the latest Comic Con news, including new exclusives announced from Toys R Us, Acme Archives, and Mimoco.

The Class 1 vehicle assortments are actually bringing collectors a lot more than just all-new mini vehicles. They're also bringing us "all-new" pack-in figures, like General Grievous. From what Research Droids Reviews can tell, the pack-in figure looks to be an all-new sculpt and it's awesome! Want to learn more? Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Send your own personal review requests via e-mail.

Research Droids Reviews

FYE Update On The Vintage Collection Wave 7

Posted by Paul | July 12, 2011 at 07:27 PM EDT |

We reported a few days ago of finding wave 7 of The Vintage Collection in various FYE stores in the mall. We spoke with their management today and they have alerted us to the fact that their larger stores have just started getting them and the roll out for the smaller stores will happen in the next few weeks. If your local store doesn't have them yet, it's quite possible they will soon! Keep checking!

We Want To Do A Pre-Comic Con Q&A With JTA - Can You Help?

Posted by Paul | July 12, 2011 at 06:49 PM EDT |

We'd really like to get out a segment of Q&A With JTA before Comic Con next week, but we need question-fodder from you to make this possible. Think of some great questions and please send them in to us. While you're thinking, be sure to check out our latest segment HERE! Thank you! Please email your questions to paul@jeditemplearchives.com!

Star Wars Action News SDCC Fan Breakfast Details

Posted by Chuck | July 12, 2011 at 06:22 PM EDT |

We (SWAN) have talked about it many times, and last year we started a new tradition. As the Star Wars Fan Club, and thus the Fan Club breakfasts, no longer exists, so now this year is the Second Annual Star Wars Fan Breakfast! with Star Wars Action News! Click through for more information!

Sideshow 12 Inch Scaled Chalmuns Cantina Environment Announced!

Posted by Paul | July 12, 2011 at 03:36 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles previews their upcoming and quite unbelievable Chalmun's Cantina 12" Figure Environment! Click through for more information!

The Sideshow Collectibles 12" Infantry Battle Droids set is up for pre-order!

Sideshow Collectibles 12 Inch Commander Gree Up For Pre-Order!

Posted by Paul | July 12, 2011 at 10:05 AM EDT |

The Sideshow Collectibles amazing 12" Commander Gree figure has been officially announced and is up for pre-order!

 

Review: Speeder Bike With Castas - TCW - Deluxe (Class 1)

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

The Class 1 vehicle assortments are just beginning to hit retail and we got an exclusive look at the Speeder Bike With Castas set in our Research Droids Reviews database today. Castas is a great deal of fun and his Speeder Bike has an Easter egg that we reveal to you. See why if you love The Clone Wars and bounty hunters that this set is for you! Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

UPDATE: Gree IS coming tomorrow!!! And another surprise! Click through now! Since we're huge Sideshow Collectibles fans, we have been stalking their online Comic Con event every chance we get. Just moments ago we came across an interesting "TEST Product" page that has been filed under the Star Wars 12" figure category. While new Star Wars 12" figure announcements are inevitable, could this "placeholder" serve for a possible announcement tomorrow?! We can only hope. Click through to check out this fascinating page. (Our friends at Yakface.com tore open a bombshell story about a 12" Commander Gree rumor recently with a similar post. Hopefully this is all for Gree!)

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

Posted by Paul | July 11, 2011 at 02:44 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: Jedi Council, contents of the SDCC exclusive Death Star II set and realistic The Clone Wars action figures!

Review: Barriss Offee - TVC - VC51

Posted by Paul | July 11, 2011 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Wave 7 of The Vintage Collection is overall pretty swell but Research Droids Reviews finds that Barriss Offee (Jedi Padawan) is not as perfect as she could have been. This doesn't mean she isn't a fantastic update to the 2003 figure, it just means that a little further tweaking would make significant improvements. Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

Kmart Clearancing Stuff Out To Make Room For New Stuff!

Posted by Paul | July 10, 2011 at 01:53 PM EDT |

Kmart is getting clearance crazy! JTA reader Anthony Kuzak shares his recent finds with us to pass along to you. Keep in mind that we just yesterday found Clone Commander Lock and Jodo Kast for $3.50 each also! Click through for more!

kmart

A Big Thanks To Paul Harrison!

Posted by Chuck | July 10, 2011 at 01:32 PM EDT |

A big thanks goes out to JTA correspondent Paul Harrison for taking care of JTA for the past few weeks! For the first time since JTA's launch over 7 years ago I was able to have a 2-week JTA-free vacation without worrying about or messing with site operations! Running a news site is a 24-7-365 job that most people take for granted that it's going to be there whenever they need to visit it. We at JTA love doing this, and Paul did a fantastic job running the show. Great job Paul!

Great Job!

Review: Bom Vimdin - TVC - VC53

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

Hasbro calls both VC15 and VC45 simply "Clone Trooper" but Bom Vimdin gets his own subtitle "Cantina Patron" we guess to tell him apart from the other Chalmun's Cantina Bom Vimdims!? But it's great to have him in our collections finally in 2011 after losing one Fans' Choice poll after another dating as far back as 2000. Research Droids Reviews determines that the wait was well worth it. See this gem of an action figure by reading our review today. Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item! 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 Wave 7 Found At FYE In Your Local Mall!!!

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2011 at 04:05 PM EDT |

We just received a report from JTA reader Derrick that his local FYE store in the mall has The Vintage Collection wave 7. We would have never thought of checking this retail chain, but it may be worth your time and energy. He found two Rebel Fleet Troopers, Barriss Offee and Han Solo (Bespin Gear)! Who would have thought!

UPDATE: We can confirm this report. We found 4 out of 6 of wave 7 INCLUDING the ARC Trooper Commander at our local store! This might be a good source for you! The figures are $9.99 each.

The Vintage Collection Wave 7 Found Consistently At Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2011 at 01:53 PM EDT |

For the many of you deperately trying to find wave 7 of The Vintage Collection, may we kindly direct you to your nearest Toys R Us stores? Although we have received multiple reports of this wave at TARGET (and we can even confirm finding some of the wave there as well), Toys R Us has been the most consistent with having them for us the past 2 weeks. If you are a TRU Rewards member, you are aware of the $10 coupon affixed to the front cover of their latest ad book. Well, this effectively lowers the $10.99 retail of these figure down to a much more reasonable price. While TRU has certainly been the worst for collectors and TVC, they seem to be coming through the most for us with this latest wave. Our pal Dan Curto at Rebelscum is right about this wave hitting one case per store. This wave is arriving in inordinately slim numbers so we encourage to really make an effort finding them. Good luck with your searches and may the Force be with you!

See A New Cad Bane And Kit Fisto Up Close!

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2011 at 01:42 PM EDT |

New figures hit eBay! Check out the new Cad Bane in Clone Trooper Disguise and Cold Weather Kit Fisto.

    

The Vintage Collection Price Drop?!

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2011 at 12:14 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting a price drop at TARGET for The Vintage Collection figures. While we cannot confirm the same trend in the Philly area, it looks like some stores are reconsidering the MSRP of this line. Click through and post comments of your finds in your area!

Review: Logray (Ewok Medicine Man) - TVC - VC55

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2011 at 04:36 AM EDT |

Ewok haters move along because Research Droids Reviews is proud to take an enamored look at a modern update to one of the first Ewoks presented to us in 1983. See why Logray is a necessary purchase (as well as the first Ewok with elbow joints). Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item! 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 Paul | July 09, 2011 at 04:31 AM EDT |

KRE-O Transformers are finally in stock! Pick up these awesome transforming building blocks that will work with other leading brands. New Marvel Universe pre-orders are up as well, which include some new characters and new molds. Check out the Brian's Toys newsletter over at http://www.brianstoys.com/nl.

Brian's Toys

Did you know that Hasbro has just given us our first The Clone Wars Battle Droid with articulated knees? Our Facebook readers are elated with joy over this. If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to check out the sneak peek on our Facebook page!

      

Republic Attack Shuttle Coming In For A Landing!

Posted by Paul | July 08, 2011 at 01:27 PM EDT |

JTA brought you the first in-hand look at the awesome Republic Attack Shuttle about a month and a half ago thanks to our good friend Bryan Mark German. We are getting reports that this vehicle has started showing up at TRU and Walmart stores although the finds are obscure. Click to see report #1 HERE and report #2 HERE and take in the wonder that is this vehicle. For it will be in your neck of the woods very shortly.

See The Y-wing Scout Bomber In Great Detail!

Posted by Paul | July 08, 2011 at 12:10 PM EDT |

Our friend David Syczylo (aka Boba Binks) has put together a nice guide of the new Y-wing Scout Bomber that will be hitting retail shortly. Click through to see it in great detail!

Review: Rebel Fleet Trooper - TVC - VC52

Posted by Paul | July 08, 2011 at 12:02 AM EDT |

Another figure that Star Wars fans in general have been waiting for is the Rebel Fleet Trooper. The Vintage Collection update is amazing and getting some unnecessary flack for not having a holster. It would have been nice, but not all of them had holsters in the film (well, it isn't visible at least), so this action figure is correct and we really don't understand why there is so much whining about this. Tune in to today's Research Droids Reviews and see why you need the latest update to this key Rebel Alliance member. You won't be disappointed! Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item! 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 Clone Wars New Deluxe Sneak Peeks Posted On Facebook!

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2011 at 11:17 PM EDT |

We posted sneak peeks to the latest four Deluxe figures recently found in The Clone Wars line (just hitting stores now actually). Click any thumbnail below to check out these updates on our Facebook page and be sure to post your thoughts (and how about liking us while you're there)! Looks for these Deluxe figures to be added to our Research Droids Reviews right after we finish up wave 7 of The Vintage Collection.

      

Sponsor Announcement - Big Bad Toy Store

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

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Exciting New LEGO Press Release!

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2011 at 05:53 PM EDT |

LEGO has a big announcement to make! So click through to read a very exciting LEGO press release!

We Guess You Must Really Love Captain Fordo!

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2011 at 03:22 PM EDT |

Wow! You guys and gals are raving lunatics when it comes to the ARC Trooper Commander [Captain Fordo] figure! It has already broken into the top 100 Most Accessed Files list in our Research Droids Reviews and we wanted to take a moment and thank you for that, especially since we thought the Tartakovsky Clone Wars micro-series only appealed to a niche audience! Be sure to stop back tomorrow because we will be looking at the Rebel Fleet Trooper, another great figure and we'd love for you to give that figure the same kind of attention too!

New Deluxe Figures Have Hit TRU Stores In The East

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2011 at 01:21 PM EDT |

We have good news and bad news to report. The good news is that we found the new Deluxe line at Toys R Us today in the Langhorne, PA area which means they have reached the East. The bad news is that they rang up for $19.99 each. Ouch! Look for additions to our Research Droids Reviews in the very near future.

B-wing Fighter Hits The USA!

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2011 at 08:56 AM EDT |

Our good friends at Rebelscum.com are reporting that the B-wing Fighter (Kmart exclusive) has hit Florida! Click through for their report!

Review: ARC Trooper Commander [Captain Fordo] - TVC - VC54

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2011 at 12:05 AM EDT |

We personally have been waiting for a phase II Captain Fordo for over 5 years and now our dream has finally come true. We wish we could force you to read our Research Droids Reviews entry on this explosive figure and make you appreciate all the good that it contains because it is easily one of the three best action figures of 2011, but you'll have to choose your own path here. Keep in mind that the phase I option is just a little extra gift here and this release is really all about his phase II likeness. So look at this figure as the phase II Captain Fordo and you will absolutely be impressed! Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item! 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 Search For Luke Skywalker TARGET Exclusive!

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2011 at 06:51 PM EDT |

We had trouble downloading them for some bizarre reason so our friends at Yakface.com came through for us and sent along theirs so we could share them with you. The newly announced and upcoming TARGET exclusive The Search For Luke Skywalker exclusive multipack will be a true hit this fall. Besides coming with an all-new Tauntaun that we saw leaked months ago, it also brings us a revised blue coat Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) and another stab at the phantom "running change" Hoth Rebel Soldier which may ultimately become more prevalent than the basic TLC BD 42 figure! Let's just hope a super-articulated Luke Skywalker (Hoth Outfit) figure is around the corner too!Click through to see larger these wonderful new images!

2011 SDCC Revenge Of The Jedi Exclusive Loose Images!

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2011 at 05:27 PM EDT |

Hasbro passes along great loose photos of their Revenge Of The Sith Comic Con exclusive! Things to note: Rebel Commando is new, Boba Fett is new (paint job a la ROTJ colors) and Han Endor has a different head and trench coat from the 2006 VTSC figure (and may even be the Shield Generator Assault Han Solo from The Legacy Collection). We are looking for other changes as we speak, but these appear to be the only "new" things in this set! Click through to see them all!

Hasbro Star Wars Comic Con Exclusive

Hasbro Latest Images: The Vintage Collection!

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2011 at 04:54 PM EDT |

Hasbro sends us new ly released photos of upcoming figures in The Vintage Collection including Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear), Ponda Baba (Walrus Man) and the latest mail-away figure Boba Fett (Prototype Armor). Click through to see them all!

    

Find Our July 2011 Archived News Here Temporarily

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2011 at 02:28 PM EDT |

We're short-staffed at the moment and don't have all of our site updates "up-to-date" so if you're looking for our July 2011 news, click the banner below until we can fully activate our July 2011 archives. We have had a few requests to find news from the beginning of the month. We posted a lot of news the first week of July and it has rolled off of the front page already!

A New 212th Attack Battalion Member Is Revealed!

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2011 at 12:35 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have alerted us to an eBay auction for an all-new 212th Attack Battalion Clone Trooper that may be part of those recently rumored TARGET two-packs that were first reported by BanthaSkull.com and subsequently confirmed by our friends at Rebelscum.com. If this holds true, army-builders have a reason to get up in the morning again! Click HERE to see the auction.

Updated Pics Of Luke Skywalker (Endor Capture) Variation!

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2011 at 11:32 AM EDT |

As promised, here are three clearer photographs of the recently discovered Luke Skwalker (Endor Capture) figure with corrected name pill. Click through for the detailed photographs!

Luke Skywalker (Endor Capture)

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2011 at 11:31 AM EDT |

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

      

Found! New Deluxe Line Found At Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2011 at 10:52 AM EDT |

We have just received visual confirmation from one of our readers that the new Deluxe (or whatever it's called now) line has been found at Toys R Us stores! This pictured sample was found in Belair, MD! Keep your eyes peeled folks! It seems the stuff is really starting to hit. Click through for the proof!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 302

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2011 at 10:08 AM EDT |

This week Jerry and Dan are back filling in for Arnie and Marjorie! Tune in to hear them talk about the latest "Wacky" offerings over at Entertainment Earth, muse about what the future of 3D Star Wars, and more! Click through for more!

Review: Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) - TVC - VC50

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT |

Collectors really have something to be thankful for and it's the recently released Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) from The Vintage Collection. A pretty much flawless figure, Research Droids Reviews makes it a point to rave about this very long overdue update to most collector's favorite version of Han Solo. See why this is a must-have and let's hope that he becomes very easy to find before the next wave of figures hit! Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item! 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 Latest Happenings At Kmart - Some Great Finds!

Posted by Paul | July 05, 2011 at 09:14 PM EDT |

Special thanks to JTA reader Mohammed who writes in with quite a few updates at Kmart, including Captain Lock for three dollars and change! Click through to read what's happening in his local stores!

Sideshow Collectibles has just put up for pre-order a "new" version of last year's C-3PO Life Size Bust. This time Sideshow has given him a clean appearance, like fresh out of an oil bath unlike the first version that had Tatooine desert wear. This new version also comes without the restraining bolt. Click through to check it all out.

Random Acts Of Wallet Gouging!

Posted by Paul | July 05, 2011 at 09:39 AM EDT |

It's déjà vu all over again! 2011 is quickly becoming more and more like the price-gouging era of the Legacy Collection. (And please don't act like you don't remember what happened when the prices got out of control, Big H.) JTA reader darthapathy sends us an image which looks to only represent a regional price hike right now hopefully, but may just be representative of the new trends hitting retail with regards to Star Wars toys. We hope it doesn't become a national disaster. Click through to see the disturbing news.

Review: Holographic Darth Maul - TSC - SAGA 048

Posted by Paul | July 05, 2011 at 01:40 AM EDT |

While "holographic" action figures aren't the most exciting additions for your collection, sometimes they look cool. But Research Droids Reviews believes that Darth Maul is a character that should be approached differently since so much of his personality captured in the dace, something you just can't make out in translucent blue plastic! Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

TARGET On The East Coast Receiving TVC Wave 7!

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2011 at 09:31 PM EDT |

We thought you'd be happy to know that we've found wave 7 of The Vintage Collection at a NJ TARGET! Start up those toy runs now because ARC Trooper Commander and Rebel Fleet Trooper will absolutely be the most sought after "chase" figures for collectors!

"Recent" Star Wars Figures For $1.50 Each? Yup! We Have The Proof!

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2011 at 07:08 PM EDT |

We came across an unbelievable find today. It appears Walmart stores across the country are FINALLY giving up on their old stock. This report isn't really unique. We found no less than nine combination The Legacy Collection (blue) and Legacy Collection (red) figures for $1.50 each at a local Walmart in Burlington, NJ. Our bonus however was that we found 3 Clone Trooper (Coruscant Landing Platform) figures which are fantastic army-builder figures. We are happier than pigs in poo! Click through to see what else we found!

The Cool And Awesome Commander Jet Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2011 at 08:43 AM EDT |

Commander Jet has hit eBay! Be sure to check out this awesome The Clone Wars action figure and if you want him now, you can score him for less than $8!

Happy Fourth Of July!

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2011 at 08:17 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives wishes you and your family a very happy and healthy 4th of July. Enjoy this time off and spend some time reflecting on what is truly important in your lives. And thank you for your continued support if our site.

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - TSC - SAGA 047

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2011 at 07:48 AM EDT |

While we waited for Hasbro to bring us a definitive Episode I Obi-Wan Kenobi (which should have come out in 2008's Evolutions assortment but was canceled and finally released in 2009's Legacy Collection as a basic figure), they held us over with this figure. And it was certainly a decent figure. Research Droids Reviews checks out what makes this version of Obi-Wan Kenobi a great "hold-me-over" figure. Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

TVC Wave 7 Is All Ready For You To Check Out In Complete Detail!

Posted by Paul | July 03, 2011 at 09:25 PM EDT |

Alright folks! We got all of wave 7 of The Vintage Collection entered in our Research Droids Reviews! These Research Droids Reviews actually go live officially beginning on July 6, 2011, but you get to check them out early. Click any thumbnail below to see complete galleries, full commentary, reference photos and collector notes on these six gorgeous action figures!

     

Surprising And New Finds!

Posted by Paul | July 03, 2011 at 09:18 PM EDT |

JTA reader Adma (Darthbinge) writes into let us know of an incredible find at his local Walmart and also apprises us of the new stuff that is starting to finally hit! Click through for more!

Important Charity Event At ImperialShipyards.net

Posted by Paul | July 03, 2011 at 05:58 PM EDT |

Some of you have probably heard of the passing of Mike Martinez of Mercury Art Studios from a head on collision with a drunk driver last night. He was an avid Star Wars Fan and Customizer and is fairly well known on most Star Wars Forums. He has left behind a fiancé and daughter with the fiancé expecting another child. Needless to say the family is going to need some funds so ImperialShipyards.net have organized a Charity Drive through their website. Right now they have a paypal address you can make direct donations as well as an auction for a gentle giant clone trooper classics bust. They are also organizing a few other auctions that they will be releasing details about in this same forum thread. Click through for more information as well as an embedded podcast that features an interview with Mike.

Sponsor News: Brian's Toys

Posted by Paul | July 03, 2011 at 03:13 PM EDT |

The Republic Attack Shuttle has flown in and available for sale! Grab your own over at Brian's Toys along with new Clone Wars Deluxe figures. New restocks this week include a rare Star Wars Pewter Chess Set from the Danbury Mint and several Gentle Giant maquettes and Meidcom VCD's. For more excitement, check out the weekly newsletter at http://www.brianstoys.com/nl.

Brian's Toys

Review: Naboo Soldier - TSC - SAGA 050

Posted by Paul | July 03, 2011 at 08:27 AM EDT |

He's all yellow and technically an engineer and not a soldier. So how does Research Droids Reviews think this figure stacks up? Click through to find out. Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

See Full Galleries And Commentary On Half Of TVC Wave 7

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2011 at 11:33 PM EDT |

Because we love you all, we have been working double time and just posted Research Droids Reviews on Han Solo (Bespin Outfit), ARC Trooper Commander Captain Fordo and Rebel Fleet Trooper. Click HERE to check them all out and thank you so much for your patience while we completed them. Thank you also for your cool comments on our Facebook page! Don't forget to post additional comments and thoughts in our comments section in each review too! Lastly, please vote in the poll to sum up your feelings on each figure at the bottom of each review! Your feedback matters!

      

Get Up Close And Personal With The Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon!

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2011 at 11:33 AM EDT |

We have a ton of new pictures of the upcoming Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon! JTA reader and Pinoy Star Wars Kolektors member Earl Madriaga comes through for us big time! We hope you enjoy the photos of this awesome mid size vehicle! Click through to see all of the photos!

2011 SDCC Exclusive Darth Maul Character Key

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2011 at 08:21 AM EDT |

ACME Archives has just announced their 2011 SDCC Character Key exclusive: the one, the only Darth Maul! Click through for more information!

Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon Found!

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2011 at 08:02 AM EDT |

JTA Facebook friend Trooper Manny writes in to report a previously unannounced vehicle that has just been found in Manila, the Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon. Click through to our Facebook page to join the discussion on this surprising vehicle!

Review: Dud Bolt And Mars Guo - TSC - SAGA 051

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2011 at 12:30 AM EDT |

Whatever you do, don't get mad about our very critical review of the two-pack of figures that are the focus of today's Research Droids Reviews because we're just jaded about the podrace sequence in Episode I. We don't like it, nor do we like the various characters from this whole scene. Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! Don't forget we accept requests so e-mail us.

Research Droids Reviews

Have You Been Following Our Progress On Facebook? Wave 7 Updates!

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2011 at 08:15 PM EDT |

Hopefully you are already one of our Facebook friends because we have been posting pictures ALL DAY of the "just found" wave 7 of The Vintage Collection. It's never too late to like us on Facebook, so why don't you do that right now and check out all six (6) Sneak Peek galleries we posted for you there and join in the discussion with our many other friends?? Research Droids Reviews for these figures begin on July 6, 2011 with complete galleries, commentary, reference photos and Collector Notes, so be sure to keep checking back with us!

     

Toys R Us To Receive Delta Squad (Second Take)!

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2011 at 01:54 PM EDT |

Wow! Toys R Us has put up their own Comic Con page and couldn't wait to leak the information that a new Delta Squad multipack is coming their (and our) way from Hasbro! Click through to see a boxed shot as well, thanks to Sandtroopers.com for letting us steal your image.

Republic Commando Action Figure Set

Found! Wave 7 (Finally!!!) Of The Vintage Collection!

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2011 at 10:56 AM EDT |

We almost collapsed in the aisle, but we are extremely thrilled to report that we found wave 7 of The Vintage Collection at a Philly Toys R Us! Still no sign of it for us at TARGET or Walmart, but the good news is that it is slowly but surely leaking out eastward. Click through to see the proof and stick close to JTA as we start adding them to our RDRs starting Wednesday, July 6th! But don't worry, if you are one of our Facebook followers, you'll be getting plenty of sneak peeks in advance!

There Is Another....Luke Skywalker (Endor Capture) Variation!

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2011 at 10:42 AM EDT |

We are happy to report a brand new variation on the Luke Skywalker (Endor Capture) figure in The Vintage Collection. Remember that stark white name "pill" without the silvery detail? Hasbro has updated the figure's card back for the third time to include this little, but very important detail. Sorry for the rough photography, we'll take better pictures later, but click through to see this now much improved packaging!

TARGET Begins Marking Down Exclusives And General Product

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2011 at 10:35 AM EDT |

TARGET is beginning to clearance out some of the "Shadow Of The Dark Side" line. We find this particularly interesting since this is supposed to continue through the end of the year. Click through to see just some of the deals we encountered. Stores in the Philly area are averaging 30% off! Still not marked down are the 2009 and 2010 Legacy Collection Geonosis Arena Showdown sets, despite being available for $6.99 for weeks a year ago!

Review: Rep Been - TSC - SAGA 049

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2011 at 03:20 AM EDT |

Gungans are actually a very cool species, so it's a shame one of their most prominent gave them all a bad name. But Been (not Rep Been - click through and you'll find out why) is the subject of today's Research Droids Reviews and we're pretty sure we can sell the point that you should pick him up. Please be sure to leave comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item! 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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