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August 2016

Sideshow Announces Death Trooper Specialist Premium Format Figure

Posted by Chuck | August 31, 2016 at 09:47 PM ET |

The Death Trooper Specialist Premium Format Figure is Sideshow’s first piece in our Rogue One: A Star Wars Story line of collectibles. Get your first look at this Star Wars trooper today and be sure to keep checking back to find out when you can order one for your collection!

SH Figuarts Kylo Ren (Unmasked) Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2016 at 09:09 PM ET |

Bandai/S.H. Figuarts reveals an unmasked Kylo Ren figure today. Special thanks to JTA reader Handsome C. for the alert!

Disney Parks Halloween R2-BOO Droid Factory Figure Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2016 at 08:22 PM ET |

Our friends at The Astromech Collection have alerted us to a new Disney Parks Build A Droid figure: R2-BOO, presumably for Halloween this year!

Home Video Review: Star Wars Rebels Season Two Blu-Ray

Posted by Mike_Taber | August 31, 2016 at 08:18 PM ET |

Missing Star Wars Rebels? Then we have the perfect review for you. Today we'll be looking at the Star Wars Rebels season two Blu-ray. Click through for our full review! The season two Blu-ray is now available so head over to Amazon and order your copy now. 

You saw the rumor here first! Now see its truth! Entertainment Earth begins taking pre-orders on select Rogue One merchandise, Friday September 2nd!

Hasbro Rogue One PRESS RELEASE!

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2016 at 02:04 PM ET |

Check out Hasbro's Rogue One products PRESS RELEASE!

Get Ready For Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]!

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2016 at 01:11 PM ET |

Beginning tomorrow, Jedi Temple Archives is about to embark on an intense run of Research Droids Reviews, FlashBack Reviews and Visual Guides focusing on the Star Wars [Shadow of The Dark Side] Saga Legends figures and it will take us right up to Rogue Friday. This collection of action figures was meant to be the “kid focused” sub-line while collectors basked in the splendor of The Vintage Collection running concurrently alongside it. This Saga Legends line initially focused on bounty hunters, as that was a big story arc in The Clone Wars’ third season on television, but slowly the line brought in some of the most popular heroes and villains of the Star Wars saga. Because this line was overshadowed by The Vintage Collection, many Star Wars fan sites, including us, allowed this wonderful collection of figures to fall by the wayside. It’s only now that we’re giving it the attention it deserves. Many feel that the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line was the best, and from many perspectives it was (thanks to the Fans’ Choice votes), but when everything gets distilled, it’s our own belief that it was the Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] Saga Legends line that ends up being the superior collection. Not only did it bring some of Hasbro's finest sculpts back to retail, the character selection, save for a few examples, nicely complemented the figures that were part of The Vintage Collection. We truly received some of the greatest action figures between 2010 and 2011, and the Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] Saga Legends figures certainly helped in making that a reality.

To give the appropriate attention this sub-line deserves, we are doing a massive run of all of the figures in this collection. This will be accomplished through either all-new RDRs, FlashBack Reviews, Visual Guides, or a combination of all of these things. Also, to help commemorate this line and the long, rich history of the original Saga Legends lines, we have put together a pretty neat and complete Saga Legends Matrix which shows which characters were unique to each line look, which ones were carried forward and the historical sculpts from which these figures were based (from 2007-2011). Be sure to check it out! Once we’re done with the run, you shouldn’t be able to find a more complete and thorough analysis of this fantastic line of “greatest hits” action figures anywhere on the web! Throughout the Saga Legends' entire five year run, Hasbro released 84 unique action figures across 134 different packaging variations. And we bought them all!

Disney Releases Go Rogue Product Promotional Images

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2016 at 10:40 AM ET |

We've added over 40 promotional images to our Go Rogue album on our Facebook page! Check them out!

Go Rogue PRESS RELEASE

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2016 at 08:14 AM ET |

Disney has published the official PRESS RELEASE for their Go Rogue campaign. Click through for more!!

Go Rogue Campaign In Full Swing!

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2016 at 08:07 AM ET |

Disney has begun a Go Rogue campaign and the official Star Wars You Tube channel released a stop motion animation video combining MULTIPLE licensees altogether including newly revealed toys. It's pretty cool. Check out Chapter 1!

Rogue One Elite Series Figures Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2016 at 08:02 AM ET |

Yahoo News also reveals images of the next wave of Elite Series figures coming to Disney Store. Wow, they beat Disney's own announcement on this. Remember, these should go up for pre-order soon if our rumor pans out

Disney Licensees LOVE Jyn Erso!

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2016 at 07:58 AM ET |

As expected, EW.com titles an article "First Look" with regards to Jyn Erso focused toys coming this Fall in support of Rogue One. Yeah, we've seen most of these already.... right here at JTA! (There are some new toys shown however.)

Review: Yoda (Battle Of Geonosis) - SW [S - P3] - Hall Of Fame

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2016 at 12:05 AM ET |

Thank the Maker! We have reached the last figure in the Hall Of Fame assortment from 2004. It's time for Yoda (Battle Of Geonosis) in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Yoda (Battle Of Geonosis)

TBS6 Ahsoka Tano IN STOCK At Amazon Again!

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2016 at 12:36 PM ET |

The Black Series Ahsoka Tano 6 Inch figure is $21.99 and IN STOCK on Amazon right now. Get her while you can! Special thanks to all who alerted us!

Wo! Robot Kingdom posts a new assortment of Walmart exclusive The Black Series 3.75" figures which includes The Vintage Collection's Ahsoka Tano (TCW), Admiral Ackbar (ROTJ), General Lando Calrissian (ROTJ), and Emperor's Royal Guard (ROTJ). They are being released September 6th (which means July 2017 for Walmart). Too bad they're not new sculpts, but all these figures are needed at retail again! Thanks to everyone that wrote in to let us know!

Friend Rich Alot who has helped JTA out in the past is selling his 3.75" Star Wars collection: many of which are from The Vintage Collection, The Legacy Collection and other premium Star Wars figures. Click through for more and check out his auctions HERE. There is some GREAT loose stuff here if you need loose figures, guys and gals.

Review: Stormtrooper (Death Star Chase) - SW [S - P3] - Hall Of Fame

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2016 at 12:25 AM ET |

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame collection. Next up is Stormtrooper (Death Star Chase). This figure is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Stormtrooper (Death Star Chase)

Collect Limited Edition Star Wars Classic Coins

Posted by Chuck | August 29, 2016 at 06:06 PM ET |

Available in both gold and silver this expanding collection will continue to feature many of the great characters associated with this epic saga. All coins come in a high-quality Star Wars branded and stylized inner coin case and themed outer coin packaging – making them an ideal gift for any Star Wars fan. Start your collection today.

Rogue One Products Hitting eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2016 at 09:55 AM ET |

And it begins. Rogue One product must have just made it to California's border. The eBay auctions are starting to pop up!

Hasbro said the line did well, but it's probably not a great sign for the Walmart exclusive 3.75" The Black Series line when JTA sponsor BBTS is now selling the case assortments. The problem with this line is it lacks richness, versatility and quantity. You can't have five new figures over and over. You needs many different types of figures in lower numbers. In order for a super-articulated 3.75" line to survive and thrive in this day and age you also have to produce characters that collectors want: i.e. Jabba's palace aliens, cantina aliens, never-before-made characters, etc. Whether distribution has put this line in jeopardy or Walmart itself (we believe the latter), hopefully Hasbro will see that this needs to be a full, rich mainline release (that appeals to collectors) and not a store exclusive.

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame collection. Next up is Princess Leia Organa (Death Star Captive). This figure is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Princess Leia Organa (Death Star Captive)

Begun The Leaks On eBay Have! Rogue One Auction Found!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2016 at 09:24 PM ET |

Here we go again! Hasbro holding back on the Rogue One product announcements just isn't going to prevent all the leaks from surfacing. An in-hand auction has popped up for the U-wing vehicle's pack-in figure and in the auction you can see a pretty big image of Cassian Andor up close and a little too personal, unfortunately. He looks terrible! I guess this one isn't a production sample either! (sarcasm) Check it out! Special thanks to rivesjunctionite for finding this auction!

BREAKING NEWS! Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1 Carded Images Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2016 at 04:35 PM ET |

You saw our recent BREAKING NEWS rumor report about what to expect in the Rogue One line as far as 3.75" action figures are concerned. Well, this rumor report has also been proven true and here is the visual proof. New images of the first wave of Rogue One carded figures have hit. Check them out by clicking through!

      

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame collection. Next up is Obi-Wan Kenobi (Coruscant Chase). This figure is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Coruscant Chase)

Longtime JTA reader icatch9 has found something surprising at his local Meijer in Illinois today. The BB-8 and R2-D2 big Jakks Pacific figures arrived, and then the "shampoo bottle" single versions of BB-8 and R2-D2 in Hasbro's line. Although nothing new, these single-packed figure were SUPPOSED to pre-date the TARGET exclusive three-pack (but we know how lovely distribution is these days). Nothing like new merchandise arriving as stores are clearancing out The Force Awakens stuff to prepare for Rogue One! Gotta love it!

    

Jakks Pacific Large-Sized K-2SO Image Online

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2016 at 10:42 AM ET |

Site lacitedesnuages.be has posted an image of the upcoming cool-looking Jakks Pacific K-2SO figure. This was revealed at one point, but it's back online. Check it out before it gets pulled! Special thanks to JTA reader Brian D. for the alert!

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame collection. This sub-line didn't last long. Next up is Luke Skywalker (Tatooine Encounter). This figure is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Luke Skywalker (Tatooine Encounter)

Rogue One Line Look Product Found In California Toys R Us

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2016 at 10:08 PM ET |

JTA reader Bryan L. has found one Rogue One line look product at his local Toys R Us in Southern CA. The stuff must be starting to make its way to retail now!

   

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2016 at 09:20 PM ET |

JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles will be at the Toy Con NJ 5 this Saturday and Sunday. Come see all of their awesome stuff at the PAL center in Parsippany NJ!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 26, 2016 at 08:54 PM ET |

Pre-Order The Force Awakens Maz Kanata mini-bust from Gentle Giant. Premium Format Darth Vader from Sideshow now in-stock. Check out Master Replicas Signature Edition Millennium Falcon! Visit Brian's Toys newsletter to bid on NO RESERVE eBay auctions.

Check out the best selection of Star Wars collectibles at brianstoys.com now!

Brian's Toys

Michael Leader, the man who played the Stormtrooper that famously hit his head on the blast shield doorway has died. Metro.co.uk has the full story. Special thanks to JTA reader Marc G. for the alert!

UPDATE 1: It looks like Metro.co.uk has an inaccurate story. Although Michael Leader did pass away, apparently he was not responsible for this famous Star Wars blooper. Wookieepedia goes on to explain that the actor who hit his head was actually Laurie Goode (who is alive and well).

UPDATE 2: This story may be accurate. Wookieepedia documents that BOTH Michael Leader and Laurie Goode recall bumping their heads as stormtroopers. We'll let you decide.

Review: Han Solo (Flight To Alderaan) - SW [S - P3] - Hall Of Fame

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2016 at 12:30 AM ET |

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame collection. This sub-line didn't last long. Next up is Han Solo (Flight To Alderaan). This figure is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Han Solo (Flight To Alderaan)

Riverspoon Studios has designed beautiful custom vintage inspired Star Wars Funko Pop! boxes because, well, Star Wars merchandise doesn't look better in anything else obviously. And now I want these for my own collection. Hasbro, Funko, Gentle Giant, Disney and every other Star Wars license: please pay attention. Don't squander 2017. It's the 40th anniversary of the movie that started it all. And there won't be a better time to grab all of the collectors that you've lost. So this means it MUST be the year for vintage-inspired Kenner packaging. It's the ONLY thing that will guarantee you massive sales in 2017. Please make it happen! Let's see TVC return, let's see The Black Series 6" line in miniature Large Size Action Figure boxed and let's see Funko do this to the Pops! line. And let's see a whole bunch more things like this happen! Special thanks to friend Allen S. for alerting me to this beautiful mess.

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2016 at 03:34 PM ET |

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 25, 2016 at 03:15 PM ET |

Big Bad Toys Store has their latest newsletter, featuring all of their latest pre-orders and new arrivals. Full details after the jump!

Big Bad Toy Store

Two Of Hasbro's TBS6 Convention Exclusives Are Coming To Germany

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2016 at 11:12 AM ET |

If there are any JTA readers living in Germany, we have some good news to share. Apparently the CE Kylo Ren (Unmasked) and the SDCC Obi-Wan Kenobi TBS6 figures will be available there soon. Our friends at Star Wars Figuren have the full details: "The previously released Kylo Ren Celebration Europe/SDCC 2016 Exclusive and Obi-Wan SDCC2016 Exclusive will be available in Germany at a games con, called "Spiel", held in the city of ESSEN, from Oct.13th -16th, 2016. The Exclusives can be purchased from a company Ultimate Guard at Hall2, A127. Exact pricing is not yet known, Kylo is expected to cost between 50 and 60 Euros, Obi-Wan in the range of 70-80 Euros." Check out there original post HERE.

Review: Darth Vader (Death Star Clash) - SW [S - P3] - Hall Of Fame

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2016 at 12:10 AM ET |

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame collection. This sub-line didn't last long. Next up is Darth Vader (Death Star Clash). This figure is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Vader (Death Star Clash)

Rogue One Category Established In RDRs And VGs!

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2016 at 05:40 PM ET |

We're all prepped for Hasbro's Rogue One toy line in our Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides? Are you prepped? The madness begins September 30th!

BREAKING NEWS! Even MORE Rogue One Hasbro Products Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2016 at 01:02 PM ET |

We have MORE BREAKING NEWS! Our rumor reports are coming true one by one! Check out these older AND NEWLY REVEALED Rogue One toys! Click through for all 12 images! Special thanks to our source for the images!

    

Our BREAKING NEWS Report Visually Confirmed: TBS Stormtrooper Helmet

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2016 at 11:58 AM ET |

You saw it here in our exclusive BREAKING NEWS "Preliminary 2016 Force Friday Plans Revealed" rumor report. And now we have the visual proof to go along with it. Check out The Black Series [P3] Stormtrooper voice-changer helmet. This should be one of the items that we'll all be able to pre-order before September 30th this year!

   

Hasbro LOVES Princess Leia.... And Apparently So Will We!

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2016 at 08:21 AM ET |

Here is The Black Series 6" scoop we teased last night. It's true. Hasbro REALLY does love Princess Leia. And I am going to tell you why. The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Princess Leia Organa may not be coming out before the end of the year. She has been "cancelled" from wave 2 from the Fall 2016 lineup. (more....)

Review: Darth Maul (Theed Hangar Duel) - SW [S - P3] - Hall Of Fame

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2016 at 12:55 AM ET |

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame collection. This sub-line didn't last long. Next up is Darth Maul (Theed Hangar Duel). This figure is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Maul (Theed Hangar Duel)

We've just learned from an inside source that September 1st will be the day that Disney announces its next wave of figures for the Disney Elite Series line, which will be continuing with Rogue One (and supposedly other) characters. Of particular note, collectors will be able to PRE-ORDER (sound familiar? – as in JTA's exclusive Rumor Report about the ability to pre-order things this year?) the figures beginning on September 2nd. We expect to learn more so stick with JTA as we follow this story.

Important The Black Series 6" News Coming Soon....

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2016 at 07:07 PM ET |

More important news (our news and NOT a Hasbro announcement) is coming shortly with regards to Hasbro's The Black Series 6" line. Stay tuned. We're just waiting on a few more details and confirmation before spilling the beans....

Review: Chewbacca (Escape From Hoth) - SW [S - P3] - Hall Of Fame

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2016 at 12:40 AM ET |

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame collection. This sub-line didn't last long. Next up is Chewbacca (Escape From Hoth). This figure is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Chewbacca (Escape From Hoth)

R2-D2 is the latest character to be featured on New Zealand Mint’s Star Wars Classic coin collection. These fine gold and silver licensed collectible coins show R2-D2 being sold by the Jawas to Luke Skywalker and his step-uncle Owen Lars in Star Wars: A New Hope. The coins come presented in a Star Wars branded and stylized coin packaging, making them ideal gifts for fans.

UPDATE: TBS6 Rogue One Figures - UPCs Revealed

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2016 at 11:59 AM ET |

In case these haven't been published anywhere yet, we have the UPC numbers for The Black Series [Phase III] Rogue One wave 1 figures. Click through for details. Special thanks once again to Earl Madriaga for the news.

UPDATE: A confidential source checked these UPCs in a TARGET computer and they ALL currently fall under DPCI 087-06-3953 (this is the DPCI currently on clearance). So unless something gets reset in time for Force Friday this year, it might be problematic. So much for that new SKU they gave the TBS6 line!

Review: C-3PO (Death Star Rescue) - SW [S - P3] - Hall Of Fame

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2016 at 12:30 AM ET |

We are continuing to look at a group of figures that could be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame sub-line. This sub-line didn't last long. Next up is C-3PO (Death Star Rescue). This figure is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

C-3PO (Death Star Rescue)

TFA Kylo Ren (Unmasked) Wave Found At Dollar General

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2016 at 09:21 PM ET |

JTA reader c-ryan from Alabama has found the Kylo Ren (Unmasked) wave at his local Dollar General, in case you're still looking for these figures.

TBS6 Rogue One Wave 1 Large Images And Up Close Images!

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2016 at 12:56 PM ET |

JTA reader and Facebook friend Earl Madriaga sent us LARGE and close-up images of The Black Series [Phase III] Rogue One wave 1 figures. Check them out on our Facebook page!

Let's switch gears and look at what can be considered the precursor to the 2007 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line. In 2004, Hasbro created a collection of repacked action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line and unofficially dubbed them the Hall Of Fame sub-line. This sub-line didn't last long. First up is Anakin Skywalker (Geonosis Hangar Duel). He is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Anakin Skywalker (Geonosis Hangar Duel)

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 20, 2016 at 02:37 PM ET |

Pre-Order your Ep. IV Darth Vader PCR Helmet from eFX Collectibles today. Captain Phasma & R2-Q5 Sixth Scale Figures in-stock now! 40% OFF select Vintage Star Wars Listings. Visit Brian's Toys newsletter to bid on NO RESERVE eBay auctions.

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Brian's Toys

Front And Back Images Of The Black Series [P3] Rogue One Wave 1

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2016 at 08:06 AM ET |

JTA reader Earl Madriga has sent us images front and back of The Black Series [P3] 6" Rogue One Wave 1 figures. The pictures aren't great, but check them out on our Facebook page.

We have received some undercover information that a new 4-pack of The Black Series 6" figures will be coming exclusively through a popular toy vendor. Click through if you want to know what we discovered.

UPDATE: Someone who emailed me and complained about us posting this rumor report actually let more info slip that this is indeed a "confirmed" set, and we expect full details to be announced shortly. Apparently my suspicions were right on the money about what characters are included (see details below). Look for an official announcement soon!

Review: Destroyer Droid - TCW [SOTDS] - CW04

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2016 at 12:20 AM ET |

We are continuing to look at a few more straight repacks in The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] lineup. Next up is the Destroyer Droid figure. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Destroyer Droid

Disney Store Running Star Wars Sale Through Sunday: Up To 40% Off!

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2016 at 12:57 PM ET |

Disney Store is running a nice sale: up to 40% off Star Wars merchandise. Check out what they have to offer!

Listing For Vehicle Playset Hits Amazon Too!

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2016 at 10:41 AM ET |

Amazon has also listed a "vehicle playset" for $49.99. Could this be the U-wing or something similar?

Amazon Confirms Egregious MSRP Of $279.99 For New AT-ACT Vehicle

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2016 at 10:36 AM ET |

Amazon has also listed the AT-ACT vehicle. Are you ready for this folks? A dumbed-down, Nerf-firing, shell of a vehicle and significantly smaller than 2010's SW [SOTDS] Imperial AT-AT vehicle which was $99.99 is listed with an MSRP at Amazon for $279.99. Guess who will be waiting for clearance on this one, Hasbro? (Answer: Everyone.)

More The Black Series 6" Figure Listings and Pre-Orders On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | August 19, 2016 at 10:26 AM ET |

More The Black Series pre-order links on Amazon! Many of these are still listed under code names, but you can still secure the pre-order by visiting the links below! A big thanks to JTA reader rivesjunctionite for digging these up! Get those pre-orders in while they are still at this price! Best guess as to the code names in brackets below, but obviously not confirmted until Amazon updates the titles...

UPDATE: JTA reader Hitchcock writes in with his own thoughts about the recent Amazon listings. Great stuff here and I wanted to add it to the article for further information/speculation! Click through to see what he has to say!

UPDATE: The Black Series 6" Rogue One Wave 1 Hits Philippines

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2016 at 10:14 AM ET |

It has been posted on Facebook that the first wave of Rogue One The Black Series [P3] figures have hit the Philippines. Expect these to show on on eBay in moments!!

  

UPDATE: We initially didn't know the source of the images included in this article, just that they were on Facebook. JTA reader Daniel Enriquez is the one responsible for the images. We thank him for allowing us to use them.

Amazon Listings + Pre-order For TBS6 Sabine Wren and Obi-Wan Kenobi

Posted by Chuck | August 19, 2016 at 09:59 AM ET |

The Black Series Sabine and Obi-Wan Kenobi debut on Amazon. These are early listings, but the pages are set up to allow you to pre-order them if you desire! Thanks to all who wrote in with the alert!

  

Review: Battle Droid - TCW [SOTDS] - CW19

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2016 at 12:50 AM ET |

We are continuing to look at a few more straight repacks in The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] lineup. Next up is the Battle Droid that has about as much going for it as it does against it. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Battle Droid

SDCC Exclusive Jyn Erso "Coming Soon" To Hasbro Toy Shop....

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2016 at 09:53 PM ET |

The instantly selling out Jyn Erso now shows "Coming Soon" at Hasbro Toy Shop. Could Hasbro actually be getting more stock? Or did some of the successfully placed orders decline because of credit card issues? Who knows, but you may want to bookmark this link to see if you can finally grab this figure. Special thanks to JTA reader Richard F. for the alert!!

TIE Striker Revealed + U-wing Boxed Image

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2016 at 07:59 PM ET |

Our friends at Idle Hands have managed to secure a boxed image of the recently revealed U-wing Starfighter as well as a newly revealed TIE Striker vehicle. Check them out!!

  

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - TCW [SOTDS] - CW02

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2016 at 12:10 AM ET |

We are continuing to look at a few more straight repacks in The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] lineup. Next up is Obi-Wan Kenobi in his clone general gear. It's the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

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Book Review: Heir to the Jedi - Books and Novels (Canon)

Posted by Chuck | August 17, 2016 at 01:32 PM ET |

Resident JTA novel reviewer Ian Gebhard is back, continuing with his detailed reviews and summaries of the new Canon novels. Next up is Heir to the Empire, a story from the point of view of Luke Skywalker. Click through for the full review, and leave your own comments and thoughts on this book in our comments section of the review! Spoilers apply!

  

UK Report: X-wing Pilot Asty Found At Forbidden Planet

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2016 at 01:22 PM ET |

Stake it UK! (How many of you get that reference?) In this case it should be Asty UK! From what we've heard, the Hux/Asty wave has been a burden for UK collectors as well. JTA reader Xo-Tica eagerly sends us a report that he just found Asty at Check out the latest from Forbidden Planet. Click through for his report.

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2016 at 01:16 PM ET |

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys!

The Black Series 3.75-inch Figures Found Cheap At GameStop

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2016 at 11:26 AM ET |

JTA reader Sean C. has found cheap The Black Series 3.75" figures at his local GameStop. If you have a store near you, it might be worth a trip to see what is left!

New Sponsor: Jett's Toy Hutt

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2016 at 10:37 AM ET |

Jedi Temple Archives is happy to welcome Jett's Toy Hutt to our family of sponsors. Click through for more information about them as well as their monthly contests!!

Review: Anakin Skywalker - TCW [SOTDS] - CW07

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2016 at 12:40 AM ET |

Let's look at a few more straight repacks in The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] lineup. Next is Anakin Skywalker in his space suit. It's the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Anakin Skywalker

The Clone Wars Film Hits Eight Years Old

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2016 at 07:48 AM ET |

Speaking of The Clone Wars, we neglected to say Happy Anniversary to The Clone Wars film yesterday. It turned eight (8) years old August 15th. Reminisce with us about it in our comments!

Review: Clone Pilot Odd Ball - TCW [SOTDS] - CW14

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2016 at 12:35 AM ET |

Let's look at a few more straight repacks in The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] lineup. Clone Pilot Odd Ball is next. See why he is a great figure no matter when he is released in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

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Rogue One U-wing Starfighter Revealed

Posted by Paul | August 15, 2016 at 07:07 PM ET |

Our friends at From 4-LOM To Zuckuss have managed to find an image of the upcoming U-wing Starfighter somewhere online. Check it out!

Review: Rishi Outpost Attack - TCW [SOTDS] - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | August 15, 2016 at 12:15 AM ET |

One of the better Battle Packs sets to repackage was the Rishi Outpost Attack. This great set was different than the original version in a few ways. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Rishi Outpost Attack

Hasbro Toy Shop TBS6 Exclusives: One Damaged Order After Another

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2016 at 07:35 PM ET |

We are getting a myriad of reports of readers receiving significantly damaged Hasbro TBS6 exclusives from Hasbro Toy Shop. Some are reporting receiving boxes with holes in them and many more are submitted reports of perfect boxes with crushed products inside of them. What have been your experiences (providing you have been fortunate enough to get an order through)?

    
  

Entertainment Earth Summer Clearance Sale!

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2016 at 02:07 PM ET |

Entertainment Earth is running a summer clearance sale. See what you can get for cheap by clicking the banner below!

Check out the cool Star Wars deals HERE!

Sears/Kmart Closing 80 MORE Stores

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2016 at 01:59 PM ET |

Business Insider is reporting that Kmart and Sears have just closed 80 more stores. Click through for the report!

Review: Jedi Showdown - TCW [SOTDS] - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2016 at 12:50 AM ET |

We ask similarly, why did Hasbro re-release the Jedi Showdown Battle Packs set? Find out more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Jedi Showdown

After the news broke that Disney was searching for an actor to play a young Lando in the upcoming Han Solo movie, speculation about who could possibly replace Billy Dee Williams began. Now a new report suggests that there is already a frontrunner. Birth. Movies. Death. is reporting that Donald Glover (Community, The Martian) is the first choice to play young Lando. You could do a lot worse than Donald Glover. I like Glover and he has proven himself as both a comedic and dramatic actor. But is he a good choice for Lando? I don't know. As with Han Solo and Harrison Ford, it's difficult to accept someone besides Billy Dee Williams as Lando. Although I won't write the movie off yet, especially with Phil Lord and Chris Miller directing, I still don't like the idea of a young Han Solo movie. Han Solo has one of the most complete character arcs in the entire saga, so at least on paper this film seems unnecessary to me. In addition to my discomfort with recasting Han and now Lando. At least bring Billy Dee back for Episode 8! What do you think about the potential casting of Glover as Lando? Let us know in the comments!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 13, 2016 at 09:23 PM ET |

Check out the latest from Big Bad Toy Store in this week's newsletter.

Big Bad Toy Store

UPDATE: Kenny Baker Dead At 81

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2016 at 01:49 PM ET |

The affable and beloved Star Wars star Kenny Baker has passed away. As if he needs any introduction, he is the man responsible for bringing R2-D2 to life! IGN has the story.

UPDATE: IMDb has reported that Kenny Baker was just 11 days shy of his 82nd birthday, so he actually passed away at age 81.

Star Wars Reads Day 2016

Posted by Chuck | August 13, 2016 at 12:25 PM ET |

Fans can celebrate the joys of reading with Star Wars-themed events throughout the month of October. Click through for information on this years Star Wars Reads...

Review: Holocron Heist - TCW [SOTDS] - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2016 at 06:38 AM ET |

Why did Hasbro re-release the Holocron Heist Battle Packs set? It makes little sense to us. Find out more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2016 at 09:41 PM ET |

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Brian's Toys

Review: R2-D2 - TCW [SOTDS] - CW27

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2016 at 06:31 AM ET |

We're continuing our look at the repacked figures from The Clone Wars line. Let's now check out R2-D2. This astromech droid is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

R2-D2

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2016 at 06:30 AM ET |

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys!!

Takodana Encounter Found For $5 In Texas Walmart

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2016 at 10:56 PM ET |

JTA reader Jose P. alerts us to the fact that his local Walmart in Weslaco TX has marked the Takodana Encounter multipack down to $5!!

Watch The New Rogue One Trailer Online And Discuss!

Posted by Chuck | August 11, 2016 at 10:54 PM ET |

The new Rogue One trailer is out! What did you think? And what was up with the headless guy walking around? Click through to discuss and have another watch!

Lando Joining Han In The Upcoming Han Solo Movie?

Posted by Chuck | August 11, 2016 at 10:51 PM ET |

Lando is now rumored to join Solo in the Han Solo movie. This is not really unexpected, and casting the right Lando is almost as important as casting the right Han Solo. Lando has a strong connection to Han's past, so adding him in the movie is a good move! Let's hope it's true, and done right! Cinema Blend has the full report! People are hating on this movie before it's made. I'm personally looking forward to it. Sound off in the comments!

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles - TBS6 SALE!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2016 at 09:44 PM ET |

JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles is running a FINAL SALE on The Black Series 6" figures, some as low as $9.99 each! Check it all out!

Tune In For The New Rogue One Trailer Tonight During The Olympics

Posted by Chuck | August 11, 2016 at 08:18 PM ET |

Tune in right now to this evening's coverage of the Olympics on NBC to catch the premiere of the new Rogue One trailer. No time is listed for the airing, but you can bet they will do it either on the half-hour or the hour. Of course, you can always wait and see it (probably immediacy after) online.

UPDATE: The trailer is now live on the official Star Wars YouTube channel. Click through to have a look and discuss!

In celebration of the movie release Star Wars: The Force Awakens, NZ Mint started an officially licensed fine silver collectible coin collection. The collection features coloured illustrations of key characters appearing in the movie; the first three coins showing Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma and Rey. NZ Mint has now added to this collection with three new coins featuring Finn, Poe Dameron and BB-8. Click through for full details!

  

Come To The Strong Museum Of Play Star Wars Action Figure Exhibit!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2016 at 09:04 AM ET |

I will be at The Strong Museum of Play tomorrow (Friday) in Rochester NY at opening 10AM to check out their awesome Star Wars exhibit with my family. They're featuring The Ultimate Action Figure Collection as part of the exhibit, so of course I have to go check it out. If there are any local readers, please come out as I will have our popular vintage Kenner posters to give away and it will be fantastic to meet more of you. (I will be the tallest guy there probably.) Now if I can just figure out "where's Dan Curto" up there I will be all set.

Review: Ahsoka - TCW [SOTDS] - CW17

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2016 at 12:20 AM ET |

We're continuing our look at the repacked figures from The Clone Wars line. Ahsoka is up next. You can never repack her enough, right? She is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Ahsoka

We're Gonna Party Like It's 1996!

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2016 at 06:18 PM ET |

File this under the X-Files perhaps. Elaborate hoax or legitimate lost case of action figures? JTA reader John W. just got back from ROSS where he found a mint case assortment's worth of 20 year old Shadows Of The Empire action figures. Let's flashback to 1996 people! Where's the Dolorean?

    

Star Wars Rebels Season Three Premiere Date Announced

Posted by Mike_Taber | August 10, 2016 at 05:54 PM ET |

Star Wars Rebels will return for its third season on Saturday September 24th at 8:30 p.m. The hourlong season premiere entitled "Steps into Shadow" will introduce Grand Admiral Thrawn into the world of Star Wars Rebels. Head over to StarWars.com for a more in depth preview of the highly anticipated season premiere! 

New The Force Awakens Blu-ray Will Contain Deleted Scenes Added Back

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2016 at 05:48 PM ET |

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray will feature J.J. Abrams commentary. Never-before-seen deleted sequences will also be added to the Nov. 15 release. EW.com has the full story.

Review: ARF Trooper - TCW [SOTDS] - CW18

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2016 at 07:29 AM ET |

We're continuing our look at the repacked figures from The Clone Wars line. It's now time for the popular ARF Trooper figure in our Research Droids Reviews. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

ARF Trooper

BREAKING NEWS: Rogue One Product Launch "Rumor" Report

Posted by Paul | August 09, 2016 at 03:23 PM ET |

Oh boy do we have a healthy dose of juicy 'rumors' to share with you today. But we're not sure if it all will make you happy. If you’re interested, be sure to read all the news surrounding the Rogue One September 30th “Force Friday” product launch by clicking through for more! (Disclaimer: as with any rumor, take this with a grain of salt until never confirmed by Hasbro.... blah, blah, blah....) (more....)

Right From Hasbro Toy Shop, Straight To eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 09, 2016 at 11:51 AM ET |

And look at all the new listings on eBay. Beautiful!

The Madness, Insanity And Aggravation Is ALL Prepped!

Posted by Paul | August 09, 2016 at 07:57 AM ET |

The product pages are all set up at Hasbro Toy Shop. Now it's your job to F5 until they show in stock!

  

UPDATE: It went live at 11:00 AM EDT. ALL GONE roughly 25 minutes later!

Review: Super Battle Droid - TCW [SOTDS] - CW16

Posted by Paul | August 09, 2016 at 12:40 AM ET |

And here is another repacked figure from The Clone Wars line. It's time for the Super Battle Droid figure in our Research Droids Reviews. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Super Battle Droid

Rogue One Trailer Snippets Mixed In With Olympics Promo

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2016 at 04:42 PM ET |

In case you haven't seen it yet, Screenrant has posted an EPK that shows clips of the new Rogue One trailer mixed in with scenes of the Olympics. Odd. But check it out anyway!

Review: Count Dooku - TCW [SOTDS] - CW06

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2016 at 12:20 AM ET |

Here is another repacked figure from The Clone Wars line. Let's check out Count Dooku in our Research Droids Reviews. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Count Dooku

Join me and my new cool friends at the next Sinister Six Bounty Hunters Collective collecting group meeting this Monday (tomorrow), August 8th at 8 PM at Miller's Ale House in Philadelphia. Click the link below for full information. Hope to see you there, especially all those JTA readers whom I know are locals.

Rogue One Trailer This Thursday After The Olympics!

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2016 at 06:41 PM ET |

There will be a Rogue One trailer this Thursday after the Olympics. Gizmodo has the full story!

Review: Hondo Ohnaka - TCW [SOTDS] - CW39

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2016 at 12:10 AM ET |

Hasbro listened to collectors in 2011 by re-releasing sought after/hard to find action figures from The Clone Wars line. The listening ended shortly after this figure's release. Hondo Ohnaka was one of these figures that Hasbro re-released. Discover this repack in our Research Droids Reviews. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Hondo Ohnaka

Visual Guide Update - Chewbacca (McQuarrie Concept) - Mini Busts

Posted by Chuck | August 06, 2016 at 08:51 PM ET |

The Gentle Giant Chewbacca (McQuarrie Concept) Mini Bust is our latest addition to the Visual Guides. Check out this 2016 convention exclusive in our guide below, and make sure to read our full review as well.

Chewbacca (McQuarrie Concept) - Mini Bust

Rogue One Reshoot Drama Returns

Posted by Mike_Taber | August 06, 2016 at 02:59 PM ET |

When the news broke that Rogue One would be undergoing several weeks of reshoots, some people jumped to the conclusion that Rogue One was a troubled production and that the sky was falling. I never bought into that theory and the reaction seemed entirely overblown to me. Virtually every movie of this size will experience reshoots. It happened with The Force Awakens and I'm sure it will happen with Episode 8. The Hollywood Reporter has finally provided some clarity on the secretive Rogue One reshoots though ... Click through for more!

ABC Boss Talks Star Wars TV Show Possibilities

Posted by Mike_Taber | August 06, 2016 at 02:01 PM ET |

Stating the obvious, ABC president Channing Dungey expressed her desire to introduce a Star Wars TV show on ABC. She went on to say that talks with Lucasfilm are ongoing. Variety has the full report. So what's the first Star Wars TV show we should expect? Cheers set in the cantina? Let the Star Wars TV show puns begin! I'll start with The X-Wing Files. (Alternate puns included: Who's the Bossk?, I Love Lando, Mr. Lobot, and Band of Bothans). As for the prospect of an Star Wars TV show on ABC, it has me a little nervous. I think Netflix would probably be a better fit for Star Wars. What do you think? Let us know in our comments! 

Wow. The Gentle Giant Ltd. Chewbacca (McQuarrie Concept) Mini Bust is essentially perfect. Find out why in our Research Droids Reviews. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Chewbacca (McQuarrie Concept)

Funko Announces Specialty Series Star Wars Pops!

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2016 at 07:59 PM ET |

Wow! Funko has announced a Specialty Series of Funko Pop! figures and they look divine. These figures appear to have articulation and their quality is stunning. Count me in!! Check out the full details on their blog!

Star Wars Comic Titles Delayed

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2016 at 07:53 PM ET |

Newsarama has posted a story revealing that multiple Star Wars comic titles have been delayed.... for months. Check out the article for full details!

The Black Series [Phase III] Line Look - The Man Who Designed It

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2016 at 05:01 PM ET |

In case you haven't seen this yet, there is a cool article at Gregory Titus' website, the man who design The Black Series [Phase III] line look, where he goes into short, but descriptive detail about how this line look was approached. We suggest checking it out. Special thanks to Ayem Mayhem for the link.

JTA reader Sloth from Hoth directs or attention to site Marvel Toy News where they announce the arrival of the Guardians of the Galaxy animated figures. If you look closely, Hasbro has spent time and money to add enhanced articulation to these figures and the paint operations are incredible. If this is a kids' line, why didn't they stick to the 5POA format? Why can't Star Wars get similar treatment and look this good? Will it eventually get this similar treatment? Check out the image below and read Sloth from Hoth's thoughts and be sure to chime in as well!!

Review: Jedi Knight Army - CW - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2016 at 12:15 AM ET |

This is the way to do simply articulated action figures. The Jedi Knight Army Deluxe set from the original Clone Wars line is stunning. See why in our Research Droids Reviews. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Jedi Knight Army

Hasbro Toy Shop Restocks Again! Rey (Resistance Base) In Stock!

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2016 at 08:33 PM ET |

Hasbro Toy Shop has restocked their eBay store again and this time there are some great The Force Awakens 3.75" choices including Rey (Resistance Base) amongst many others Get yours before they're gone! Special thanks to JTA readers Steve and hokiehomeboy for the alerts!

JTA German reader Funtomaz actually spent the time to analyze the data results of JTA's informal survey/poll on ranking the various Hasbro Star Wars lines and what collectors want to see on store pegs. (Thank God for bigger nerds than me!) As you recall, Hasbro did something similarly this year with random visitors to their booth at San Diego Comic Con. The results are interesting, and Thomas summarizes his analysis for us all. You can read it by clicking through. But since we know that the Hasbro Board Room likes presentations and data facts, we hope that the Hasbro Design and Marketing Team could pass this bit of empirical data onto the suits as needed. Thanks for the effort Thomas!

    

Sandtroopers.com: Make Collecting Great Again FREE Rey Contest!

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2016 at 02:58 PM ET |

Are you looking for The Force Awakens Rey (Resistance Outfit) 3.75" 5POA figure? Find out how to get one for FREE from our friends at Sandtrooper.com!

TARGET Begins To Clearance Out TBS6 Line. What Will This Mean?

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2016 at 01:04 PM ET |

Well isn't this just grand? First Walmart, now TARGET. This TARGET store (San Antonio TX) has put The Black Series 6" line on clearance. We wonder what this will mean for Fall Rogue One products later in the year. Supposedly the same assortment number is being used for new TBS6 figures, so will they (A) never make it to stores because of the backlog or (B) will we all find them for clearance prices? Only time will tell!! Special thanks to JTA reader Bryan for the news!

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles - Upcoming Toy Show!

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2016 at 12:52 PM ET |

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles and be sure to stop by the NJ Collector's Con Toy Show if you're in the Cherry Hill NJ area on Sunday August 14th!

Review: Jabba The Hutt's Dancers - POTF2 [G/FF] - Cinema Scene

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2016 at 12:35 AM ET |

Another Kenner item from 1998 that focused on the Return Of The Jedi Special Edition was Jabba The Hutt's Dancers Cinema Scenes set. Check it out today in our Research Droids Reviews. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Jabba The Hutt's Dancers

In Hand Rogue One TBS6 Figures Image Hits Facebook!

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2016 at 03:53 PM ET |

An image of new Rogue One TBS6 figures has hit Facebook. Check out the image!

They're So Late That No One Cares Anymore

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2016 at 01:33 PM ET |

Five new super-articulated 3.75" figures since Force Friday in September 2015. The final wave including 60% of the new TFA characters is arriving 8 months late for most collectors. What could be more wrong than this disgusting treatment of the bread and butter of the Star Wars line? We know, we know. At least they're arriving, right? We really sometimes wonder if there is any hope left with this scale. How are the same five figures supposed to compete against the "richness" of the 5POA line.... or even the slightly wider-ranged diversity of the TBS6 line? It's just not getting the right treatment it deserves. Hasbro told me directly that Walmart knows what they have by securing 3.75" super-articulated exclusivity and that they would treat it well. Well, Walmart has proven since September that they have no right selling the line. Thanks to all who sent in reports and images for a wave of figures we all should have had before Christmas last year. Oh, and Hasbro, Walmart.com STILL DOESN'T have these up for pre-order yet on their site. It's a colossal failure.

Review: Destroyer Droid - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2016 at 12:30 AM ET |

The 30 (77-07) line brought us a nice selection of repacked figures into the Star Wars basic figure line. The Destroyer Droid from the Revenge Of The Sith line originally was one of them. Check it out today in our Research Droids Reviews. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Destroyer Droid

Visual Guide Update - Astromech 3-Pack (TRU) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | August 02, 2016 at 08:05 PM ET |

Check out the latest The Black Series exclusive astromech 3-pack set featuring R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2. Click below for the full Visual Guide, and check out our full review (including an extended photo gallery) of this set right here.

R2-A3, R5-K6, and R2-F2 - The Black Series Exclusive

An Alternate Source For The SDCC Exclusive TBS6 Obi-Wan Kenobi

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2016 at 02:43 PM ET |

Site A1 Toys in the UK have the SDCC exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi in stock for purchase. If you don't want to play the impossible game of getting this at Hasbro Toy Shop, this may be your best alternate. If you can go in on this with a few people, it will really help with shipping costs. Regardless, this is going to be significantly more than at Hasbro ToyShop, but cheaper than eBay. Special thanks to friend Matt Booker at Jedi News for the scoop!

Del Rey Introduces Interactive Timeline

Posted by Chuck | August 02, 2016 at 11:45 AM ET |

Del Rey just revealed their new interactive timeline for the canon universe of Star Wars. Click here to have a look! Ours might not be interactive, but make sure to bookmark our timelines too for a full rundown of both the canon and legends books.

Kylo Ren [Unmasked] - The Black Series Exclusive

Review: R2-A3/R5-K6/R2-F2 - TBS6 [P3] - Toys R Us Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2016 at 12:10 AM ET |

The Toys R Us exclusive R2-A3/R5-K6/R2-F2 astromech 3-pack is not bad at all. Still, you have to remember that these droids are just out of scale with the 6" figures and the paint operations may not be screen accurate. If you can get past that then you'll find a nice trio of figures here. Bittersweet it is to have this mindset nowadays. Check them out in our Research Droids Reviews. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

R2-A3/R5-K6/R2-F2

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2016 at 10:09 PM ET |

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys. Don't forget about their Star Wars sale happening RIGHT NOW!!

The Enloe Trials: The 11th Trial Photo Novel

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2016 at 10:06 PM ET |

The latest Photo Novel from our friend Justin at Yakface.com is now available. He always does a brilliant job with all of these. This one is called The 11th Trial! Check it out!

Review: Darth Vader (Death Star Clash) - SW [S - P3] - '03 #32

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2016 at 08:32 AM ET |

The final repacked figure in the Star Wars"Saga" line that we have to get to was Darth Vader (Death Star Clash). Check it out in our Research Droids Reviews. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Vader (Death Star Clash)

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