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August 2011

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 31, 2011 at 09:38 PM EDT |

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

Inventory Clearance Sale

The sale continues with more items added and pricing further reduced. Take a look for a variety of featured items as well as the huge sales menus that contain thousands of items priced 20% to 90% off list price.

Big Bad Toy Store

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2011 at 10:43 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!

      

Please Be A Mean, Cruel Hoax?

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2011 at 06:18 AM EDT |

More and more details are leaking out left and right about new changes made to the Star Wars films. We think it's getting a little out of control. (And thank goodness we just got a "pure" version of Wicket from Hasbro before Lucasfilm, Ltd. releases what is now seeming to be the Extra Special Edition of the classic Star Wars films. Our Wicket action figure could have had human eyeballs! Sigh.) (PARENTS: There is a ton of unnecessary foul language in the forum posts. You might want to keep the kids away and just show them the pictures and videos.) Link has been removed. There have been too many multiple offensive things posted and we felt it was better to delete the links at this point.

Review: Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter - TCW - Vehicles

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2011 at 12:15 AM EDT |

We're all set now! First Plo Koon, his recently released astromech R7-D4 and now the corresponding Jedi Starfighter complete this trio of Jedi goodness. (And not necessarily in that order, either!) This spectacular vehicle is a lot of fun and Research Droids Reviews hopefully points out why you should pick up one for yourself! 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! You can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Research Droids Reviews

Sideshow Collectibles' 12 Inch Commander Bly Figure Delayed

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2011 at 06:57 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles sends out an unprecedented Delay Notice regarding their highly anticipated Commander Bly 12 Inch figure. It won't be coming in September as first estimated. They will send out new notices once they know a more exact date. Click through to read their letter to customers.

Deleted Scenes Update On The Star Wars Saga On Blu-ray

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2011 at 06:45 PM EDT |

starwarsaficionado.blogspot.com has a new and updated breakdown of the deleted scenes appearing in the Blu-ray releases of the Star Wars saga as well as some possible impeding changes to the sound. Want to learn more? Click through for the awesome details! (Thanks to Jayson Krebsbach at Yakface.com for the heads up!)

The Search For Luke Skywalker In Hand Pictures!

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2011 at 06:38 PM EDT |

The folks over at lichtgeschwindigkeit.de have in hand pictures of the Search For Luke Skywalker TARGET exclusive. Click through to check it out!

The Inconsistencies Of The Republic Scout Tank

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2011 at 06:31 PM EDT |

In PA, the Republic Scout Tank still keeps showing up in clearance aisles for $4.24. And in some stores the bar code doesn't scan anything and says Item Not Found. Keep your eyes open for this item and you may just be able to score yourself a deal. Note that the clearance sticker identifies this item as an "Online Item" which is obviously erroneous. More on this story as it develops because there is something else happening with this item that we're not ready to report yet. Click through for more!

Toys R Us Resets For The Clone Wars Season 4!

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2011 at 06:21 PM EDT |

If you haven't been to your local Toys R Us store locally, you may now notice that the front entrance of the store has been reset with displays and products from The Clone Wars. Rumor has it that new figures should be showing up in the next two weeks also. And expect a promotion to get the Stealth Operations Clone Trooper for free (most likely). Take this all with a grain of salt until you see them! (Wink, wink!) Click through to see more!

Review: Spacetrooper - Saga Legends - SL31

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2011 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Ah, the rerelease of the Spacetrooper! Surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly) it's better than the one that was released in the final wave of the Legacy Collection. If you're curious to find out how so, then check in with Research Droids Reviews and read all about it and see if you can distinguish that this is a review about the Spacetrooper and not Adam Pawlus. 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! You can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Research Droids Reviews

Star Wars Action News - Episode 310

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2011 at 10:18 PM EDT |

Saesee Tiin, Plo Koon, Kit Fisto, Eeth Koth, Savage Opress, and Chewbacca--all figures in the recent waves of the Star Wars Clone Wars figures! Arnie and Marjorie got these figures from Brian's Toys One of Every Figure Club, and on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast they review these figures! Are they some you should add to your hunt, or an easy pass on the pegs? Click through for more!

Wow! Unbelievably, famed eBay seller tunghori has gotten some incomplete units of the "now rare" Entertainment Earth exclusive Rav Bralor and Isabet Reau figures and have put them up for sale. Right now, they are only $7.99 each which is significantly lower than what they average on eBay, but keep in mind these figure come without accessories. So why don't you get them together at the same time for your collection? You know you want Boba Fett-ish Mandalorians with lady parts! Click either image below for a direct link to each auction!

    

We finally get Clone Pilot Warthog from his exciting appearance in Holocron Heist, but he comes packaged "Expanded Universally" in the Deluxe line. But don't be fooled, this is a great set! See why Research Droids Reviews couldn't have been happier to see just how much goodness packed into this Rapid Strike/Class 1/Deluxe figure with vehicle set! 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! You can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Research Droids Reviews

LEGO Slave I Found At Some Walmarts On Sale!

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2011 at 05:27 AM EDT |

We're back from Hurricane Irene! Select Walmarts are marking down the LEGO Slave I down to $59.00 even. Bargain hunters may want to keep their eyes peeled for this deal! It will only go down further from this point. (Well, maybe. Walmart is kind a strange with their markdowns in general.)

Review: Clone Commander Jet - TCW - CW38

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2011 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Here he comes to save the day! (Actually, he really is just saving collectors' sanity by finally getting released!) Clone Commander Jet (CW38) finally sees release after the line has milked out many other basic figures with higher numbers before him! See what Research Droids Reviews thinks about this delayed gem. Just like most clones from the Landing At Point Rain episode, he's oddly colored, but totally 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! You can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Research Droids Reviews

Check Out How Awesome 12 Inch Dioramas Can Be!

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2011 at 02:24 PM EDT |

We don't normally beg for you to read our reviews (well, maybe once in a while), but we're cashing in a favor here and asking for you to check out today's review on the Jabba's Palace Environment: Archway. It's incredible and wonderfully complements the previously released environments based on Jabba's palace. We added additional photos so you can witness how well they interact with each other as well. We know you love the Hasbro stuff, but we think you should at least check out the other stuff that is out there too. As a reward for checking out this review, we will return tomorrow morning with Hasbro's elusive Clone Commander Jet. Deal?

  

Sideshow Collectibles' 12 Inch Figure Environments line is getting better each year. Research Droids Reviews discovers new background piece that's a true gem. Reasonably priced and complete with electronics, see why it's a piece to consider for your collection! 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! You can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Research Droids Reviews

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 26, 2011 at 05:03 PM EDT |

The 2011 Clone Wars figures at Brian's Toys sold fast last week, but luckily there are a few individual figures still remaining.   Hot off the truck this week are Master of the Universe classic Megator and Man-E-Faces and Artists Proofs of the recently available Artoo & See-Threepio.  

Don't forget to check out the recently restocked FX Lightsabers at http://www.brianstoys.com/nl!

Brian's Toys

Review: R7-D4 - TCW - CW64

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2011 at 12:10 AM EDT |

Plo Koon's astromech R7-D4 is the first droid to be done as a completely all-new sculpt, an animated BUild A Droid sculpt that is! We bet you didn't expect Hasbro to create an all-new astromech action figure mold did you, especially one that breaks apart into five (5) pieces, huh?? It's awesome, so be sure to check out today's Research Droids Reviews and see why it's a marked improvement! 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! You can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Research Droids Reviews

TRU Exclusive Sets Hitting Hard!

Posted by Chuck | August 25, 2011 at 08:41 PM EDT |

The Toys R Us exclusive video game sets are really starting to hit hard in many Toys R us stores. If you haven't secured them yet, be sure to check your local store.

Review: [Best] Captain Rex [Ever!] - TCW - CW62

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

Best.... Captain Rex.... Ever! Hasbro redesigns Captain Rex from the ground up, terminates some articulation we normally like and instead includes the best clone portrait we have EVER seen and a whole bunch of other things to make you smile. This version may seem like "less" initially (things like ball-jointed wrists and ankles are sacrificed for wonderfully functioning ball-jointed hips), but the goodness doesn't end at the ball-jointed hips and phenomenal portrait. Check in with Research Droids Reviews today and see why you absolutely need this Captain Rex action figure. It is definitely the best one ou there right now! 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! You can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Research Droids Reviews

Gentle Giant Joins Our Affiliate Family!

Posted by Chuck | August 24, 2011 at 11:03 PM EDT |

We've added Gentle Giant to our list of shopping sites. As always, your support is appreciated! If you need to place an order, simply click on any of our sponsor links, now including Gentle Giant! Support from our viewers is what helps JTA continue to grow each year!

Entertainment Earth Sale: Up to 85% Off

Posted by Chuck | August 24, 2011 at 10:32 PM EDT |

Stop by Entertainment Earth to check out their huge clearance sale! Over 800 great items are discounted up to 85% off until August 30th. They just might have something you still need, and at a nice discount!

The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society's 2011 fundraiser to benefit Operation Troop Appreciation is still underway! As of right now they have sold half of their 1,000 Princess Leia medallions.

Full details can be found at their web site.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 24, 2011 at 10:10 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

StarWars.com Posts An Official Article On Blu-ray Enhancements!

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2011 at 08:29 PM EDT |

StarWars.com posts their own thorough article on the enhancements made for the Star Wars films on Blu-ray. Click through to see this great article including the "error" seen below that has now been fixed for the Blu-ray. (I never remembering seeing this error, did you?)

Carrie Fisher To Appear In Slave Outfit Again!?

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2011 at 02:15 PM EDT |

Well, not exactly!! Click through to see this very entertaining interview with Carrie Fisher and her incredible weight loss on Jenny Craig and her plans to don that metal bikini again!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2011 at 01:51 PM EDT |

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

      

Scalpers Taking Revenge On Collectors?

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2011 at 12:43 PM EDT |

A simple search of "Revenge Of The Jedi" on eBay will give you a plethora of results, but in the lot look for ridiculous examples of what sellers are trying to get for The Vintage Collection Mouse Droid and Salacious Crumb figures from the Revenge Of The Jedi Death Star II Comic Con exclusive. And they've broke up the set even further and are trying to sell the other included figures separately as well! It's unreal and this is proof why Hasbro needs to make this available again to those that want it. Click through to see the madness!

Review: Even Piell - TCW - CW58

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT |

We all witnessed Even Piell in action in ways perhaps most of us never expected. Not one to sit on the sidelines, Even Piell was packed full of drive, energy and punch and his antics in The Clone Wars were somewhat comical. Hasbro makes a stellar action figure of him in The Clone Wars line and Research Droids Reviews points out why this figure is basically perfect as is. 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! You can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Research Droids Reviews

UPDATE: HomeTheaterForum.com Part II Blu-ray Overview! Yoda Update!

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2011 at 10:07 PM EDT |

We posted a link for you a few days ago about HomeTheaterForum.com's awesome Blu-ray overview while visiting Lucasfilm, Ltd. Now they have just posted part II and you should deifnitely check it out. There are more questions answered like the one below! Stay tuned as they post part III comiong soon!

UPDATE: /Film.com has an image showing the differences between the Episode I theatrical Yoda and the Blu-ray digital Yoda in addition to a clip on YouTube.com which will likely be removed soon! So check it out right away!

The Force Unleashed TRU Exclusive Set In Stock At TRU.com!

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2011 at 08:59 PM EDT |

The Star Wars: Republic Commando (Delta Squad) Toys R Us is still out of stock at the moment at TRU.com, but the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Sith & Imperial Troopers) is in stock as of this posting! This may sell out quickly especially since it makes rare retail appearances at the moment. If you need some prompting to pick this great set up, check out our Research Droids Review on it HERE. Click the image below to place your order. As a bonus, it right now ships with an order of $75.00 or more.

UPDATE: Out of stock!

Indiana Jones Give-Away At JediDefender.com!

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2011 at 12:14 PM EDT |

Those of you who missed out on the "Lost Wave" of Indiana Jones figures from Comic Con may have one last chance to grab these for a "steal". The folks over at JediDefender.com are running a cool give-away now through August 28th so you have a chance to nab this set for FREE! Click through for the details!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 309

Posted by Chuck | August 23, 2011 at 06:42 AM EDT |

Marjorie & Arnie are back from Chicago Wizard World and are here this week to review a handful of new purchases, all of which happen to be Gentle Giant mini-busts: The Entertainment Earth exclusive Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi, the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive McQuarrie Concept Snowtrooper, the Expanded Universe based Twi'lek Darth Talon, and another Twi'lek--Oola from Jabba's palace. They discuss the details of these busts, and address the recent price increases among these and other high-end collectibles.

Review: Chewbacca - TCW - CW63

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2011 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Everyone's favorite Wookiee gets morphed into animated style in The Clone Wars basic figure line. Chewbacca came out pretty well, but Research Droids Reviews thinks he was a bit rushed in a few spots. See how he can be improved! 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! You can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Research Droids Reviews

Even MORE Blu-ray Details Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2011 at 09:24 AM EDT |

The folks over at HomeTheaterForum.com actually went to the home base of Lucasfilm, Ltd. to see how much information they could gather about the upcoming Star Wars saga on Blu-ray. You must click through and check out this article. And there is speculation that The Star Wars Holiday Special may show up as an Easter egg! Special thanks to JTA reader User897 for directing us to this article! (They've even managed to correct one glaring error that has bothered me for years, that black blob on the left of Palpatine's head. It's now gone! I wonder if they fixed the scene where Obi-Wan's lightsaber shorts out too!) Click to see this and more, including the guts of the packaging! Very cool stuff lies ahead!

Review: Savage Opress - TCW - CW59

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2011 at 12:05 AM EDT |

If you liked yesterday's Savage Opress action figure, then you'll love today's! The focus of today's Research Droids Reviews is the armored version of the cool Zabrak. Find out why this one is better! 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! You can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Research Droids Reviews

We Feel Your Pain! Toys R Us Tries Again With The Y-wing Bomber!

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2011 at 02:20 PM EDT |

It's so sad at this point that we are actually beginning to feel sorry for Toys R Us now. Proof that Hasbro shouldn't be scalping kids and collectors with an obscene price for a mid-size vehicle, the Y-wing Bomber is STILL mercilessly sitting at Toys R Us stores (in general) and they can't even give it away at half price. If you still need this item, it's available for $34.99 each this week. It still doesn't come close to the $12.50, $17.50 and $20.00 deals at Walmart, but it's still a whole heck of a lot less than the obscene $69.99. Interesting how they can sell the Republic Attack Shuttle for $79.99 or a BAT-AT for $99.99 now (2 years after this vehicle's release), isn't it!? Hasbro, we've always told you price is a major problem. Hopefully you'll keep this in check going forward! Click through to see how many THIS Toys R Us store had in stock!

Latest And "Newish" The Vintage Collection Cases Still Hitting TARGET

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2011 at 02:06 PM EDT |

Hopefully you still aren't jaded to make an effort to go hunt for your Star Wars figures, but we wanted to let you know that TARGET is still getting heavy shipments of wave 5 and wave 7 of The Vintage Collection. Just today we found about 3 full cases of each just hanging on the pegs for us to rummage through. We have NEVER seen wave 4 or 6 there yet (although we have heard and seen reports), but make sure you get off the couch and go see what you can find! The stuff is out there now folks!

Unbelievable Clearance Find! Check Your Walmart Clearance Aisles!

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2011 at 02:01 PM EDT |

Check out those Walmart clearance aisles. In Philly today we found the 2010 SW [Shadow Of The Dark Side] Imperial TIE Bomber for $12.73 each, despite being almost a year old! That's like $4 cheaper than the Deluxe figures in the line! Click through for the proof!

Imperial TIE Bomber Clearance!

Review: Savage Opress - TCW - CW55

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2011 at 12:14 AM EDT |

He is here! Savage Opress made a big splash in The Nightsisters Trilogy and now he is available for collectos to enjoy as an action figure. He isn't 100% perfect, but Research Droids Reviews should be able to make a case that he's essential for your The Clone Wars collection! 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! You can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Research Droids Reviews

JTA Facebook Fans Are Enjoying New Figure Sneak Peeks, Are You?

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2011 at 11:01 PM EDT |

New Research Droids Reviews start tomorrow with the latest The Clone Wars figures, but Facebook fans can check out six (6) new "sneak peeks" on our Facebook page this very moment. Click any image below, like us while you're on our page, and join in on the many discussions our Facebook friends are already engaged! We also posted some very brief notes about these awesome figures. For example, Hasbro may have just given us our very best Captain Rex. We didn't expect that at all!

          

Stray Far Not From JTA (As Yoda Would Say....)

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2011 at 02:45 PM EDT |

It all starts soon, make sure you come back tomorrow morning....

Review: B-wing Fighter Vehicle - TVC - Kmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2011 at 12:05 AM EDT |

If you love classic Original Trilogy vehicles, then find a way to locate the "just released" Bwing Fighter Vehicle Kmart exclusive. It has all the updates you wanted to see plus the bonus "vintage" packaging. Research Droids Reviews should be able to persuade you and convince yourself why this exclusive is a must-have. 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! You can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Research Droids Reviews

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 19, 2011 at 11:14 PM EDT |

All 2011 Clone Wars waves are now available over at Brian's Toys.  Pick up these new waves before you're preoccupied with the fourth season of the Clones Wars!

Brian's Toys has also updated their site with the new Blu-Ray Commemorative Figure Packs and Kit Fisto's FX Lightsaber.  

For more great stuff, visit http://www.brianstoys.com/nl!

Brian's Toys

TARGET Continues Slashing Clearance Star Wars Items

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2011 at 10:47 PM EDT |

JTA reader Jeff from Bel Air MD writes in with an amazing clearance update at TARGET. We personally did not see either set in our area on clearance (they're still full price). Sorry if this is old news, but we've been stalking their status for months waiting for a simple markdown. Click through for more!

Blu-ray Details Have Leaked Out!

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2011 at 03:27 PM EDT |

The fate of General Veers? Moff Jerjerrod's conflict? Anakin kills Shaak Ti? Yup! Our friends at Rebelscum.com have a nicely summarized breakdown of the Blu-ray discs of the complete Star Wars saga! Click through to check it out!

Review: Republic Commando Delta Squad - TSC - 2006 Internet Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2011 at 12:10 AM EDT |

See where it all started for the Delta Squad in today's Research Droids Reviews as we look at the original 2006 The Saga Collection internet exclusive. The figures are not nearly as articulated as they need to be, but their paint jobs are spectacular! 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

12 Inch Commander Bly To Arrive In The Next 30 Days

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2011 at 10:23 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has just annouced that their spectacular Commander Bly 12" figure will be arriving in their warehouse in the next 30 days. Get your credit cards in order! This is one figure you don't want to miss!

Sideshow Collectibles Mos Eisley Chalmun's Cantina Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | August 18, 2011 at 09:56 PM EDT |

The Sideshow Collectibles Mos Eisley - Chalmun's Cantina Environment is now up for pre-order! Stop by to place your order!

Mos Eisley - Chalmun's Cantina

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 18, 2011 at 09:43 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

A New Low Thanks To An All-New High! Saga Legends Price Hike?

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2011 at 08:47 PM EDT |

While gathering my receipts, I noticed something that made my stomach queasy. Click through to look at my TARGET receipt from their $6.99 Saga Legends sale. It says the original price is $8.94! This means that Saga Legends line equals the same price of The Vintage Collection now (once the Saga Legends sale ends). What's next? I don't think I should have asked that question!

Review: Star Wars: Republic Commando (Delta Squad) - TRU Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2011 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Hasbro was very poor at explaining exactly what their plans were for the Star Wars: Republic Commando (Delta Squad) Toys R Us exclusive. Was it a TRU Comic Con exclusive, was it a TRU online exclusive or is it a TRU brick and mortar exclusive? Actually, it's all of the above and it's finally hitting brick and mortar as we write this post! See why Research Droids Reviews thinks that the 2011 interpretation of the Republic Commandos figures reign supreme as definitive. These Expanded Universe figures may not have some of the wonderful paint jobs that the 2006 figures did, but these are figures that needed super-articulation first and foremost.... and now we have that! 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

UPDATE: Newly Discovered TARGET DPCI Labeled As Vintage Vehicles!

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2011 at 06:27 PM EDT |

The folks over at BanthaSkull.com are reporting that a new DPCI for a "vintage vehicle" with a $24.99 price pint is showing up in TARGET computers! Click through to see their report! It could be an exclusive, but it could also be a new assortment!

UPDATE #1: They've posted even more DPCI information HERE.

UPDATE #2: Jayson from Yakface.com went to his local TARGET to grab the prices of these new DPCI numbers. Click HERE to check it out!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2011 at 09:49 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!

      

Jedi Temple Archives Welcomes SWNZ!

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2011 at 09:41 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives is proud to welcome a new friend to our fold of affiliates, Star Wars New Zealand or more simply SWNZ. Be sure to check them out periodically for the latest and greatest Star Wars news in the New Zealand area. We have updated our Affiliates section on our front page to reflect this update. If you are another fan site out there who would like to exchange front page affiliate links, please email us!

Filoni Is Working Double Time Connecting The Dots!

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2011 at 08:37 AM EDT |

Did everyone out there catch all the "connecting the dots to Episode III" references in The Clone Wars trailer? Not only do we see Anakin Skywalker rip a holoprojector from an Episode III-looking Clone Commander Cody, there is also an updated Episode III-looking AT-RT Driver in the background! These instances happen around the 1:23 mark in the trailer. But if you click through, we have posted larger images of the thumbs below, so check them out!

   

Review: Stealth Operations Clone Trooper - TRU Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2011 at 05:42 AM EDT |

We have to admit that we're a little too resistant to change, so when the Clone Commander Stone sculpt came around, we were like "what the heck?" But despite its awkward characteristics, there is no denying that it's a more accurate sculpt for the clone troopers seen in The Clone Wars television show and perhaps most importantly, Research Droids Reviews admits how great the Toys R Us exclusive Stealth Operations Clone Trooper looks with the Stone body! (This is one awesome action figure folks!) 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

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

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2011 at 08:52 PM EDT |

Q&A With JTA continues with another 10 question column! Click through to access the Q&A database with our latest batch of questions!

Q&A with JTA

Hot Topics: You don't know me!, running changes and the Blu-ray Release Commemorative Figure & Mini-Poster Collections

The Clone Wars Season 4 Premier Date Announced!

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2011 at 03:13 PM EDT |

The season premier of Season 4 has just been announced for September 16th! Entertainment News has the extended trailer for your to enjoy. It is bound to be an amazing season!

UPDATE: We have Cartoon Network's Press Release! Click through to read!

A Little More Drama At Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2011 at 11:45 AM EDT |

JTA reader Kevin LeMaire has just informed us of an unsettling notification he received from ToysRUs.com. Click through to read about it. Our orders arrived quickly from TRU.com, but if your order was indeed cancelled, keep in mind that these sets are arriving at retail as we speak. If you don't have a store near you, we understand how frustarting this can be, but we would recommend to call you nearest store and see if they have these in stock. Toys R Us holds merchandise for customers. Our store experiences have always been pleasant.

Hold Up Art Star Wars Exhibit In Los Angeles, CA Opens August 20th

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2011 at 09:16 AM EDT |

An awesome art exhibit is coming to the Los Angeles, CA area. Local readers are encouraged to check it out! It features the Star Wars Inspired Art of Lucasfilms illustrator Randy Martinez and 3-dimensional vinyl works by Denise Vasquez. Click through for more!

Toys R Us' Poor Signage Reaps Benefits For You!

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2011 at 06:21 AM EDT |

Toys R Us is running another 50% special on there overstock of "red" Legacy Collection and The Clone Wars Battle Packs as well as the Y-wing Bomber this week. But without thinking three steps ahead of themselves again, their signage doesn't clearly differentiate between the old product and the new product and people are benefitting from this and getting the brand new "Shadow Of The Dark Side" three-pack Battle Packs for 50% off as well. JTA reader Mike Woods gives us a report. Click through for more. (If anyone else has a different experience, please let us know.)

If you love The Force Unleashed multimedia event as much as we do then you'll definitely want to check out the subject of today's Research Droids Reviews since we go into the latest Toys R Us exclusive in pretty good detail. This set is a lot of fun and contains two of the coolest Imperial Troopers our collections have ever seen. Do you want to find out more? 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

Send Us Those Questions!

Posted by Paul | August 15, 2011 at 10:42 PM EDT |

We have a large and action-packed Q&A With JTA column coming up soon. We're desperately trying to finish it up, but we wanted to post this tease so you keep checking back with us. We're kind of mean that way, aren't we? In the meantime, how about sending us some more questions so we can prepare for the next one too? Email me at paul@jeditemplearchives.com to submit your question(s)! Thank you for making the column a success!

Q&A With JTA

Star Wars Action News - Episode 308

Posted by Chuck | August 15, 2011 at 10:03 PM EDT |

Dan and Jerry are back to host this week's episode while Arnie and Marjorie go on-location to Chicago Comic Con! We share all the latest on the new Lego sets that have been hitting--most of which include new mini-figures! As Jerry has stepped in the world of a Nintendo 3DS with its latest price drop, the duo from Cincinnati take this week as an opportunity to reminisce about their favorite Star Wars video games of yesterday. Topped off with a store report from Justin and a con-report from Arnie and Marjorie, this week's show is packed.

Awesome 3.75 Inch Scale Custom Yoda Hut!

Posted by Paul | August 15, 2011 at 01:12 PM EDT |

JTA reader Jose R. Gonzalez shares images with us of a 3.75" sclaed Yoda's Hut in the sytle of the amazing Sideshow Collectibles' Yoda's Hut 12 Inch Figure Environment. Click through to see this wonderful custom work. Then ask yourself why Hasbro can't do something similar for us in the basic figure line! Click through for more!

UPDATE: Carl BouMansour, artist of these spectacular dioramas has his own eBay store! Click HERE to check out what he has for sale!

Review: Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi - Blu-ray Commemorative Set

Posted by Paul | August 15, 2011 at 12:10 AM EDT |

We're just over a month away from the Star Wars saga getting released on the ultimate digital format available to Star Wars fans (on glorious Blu-ray)! And as a bonus, we're finally going to be able to see all those "old school" deleted scenes that have only been rumored to exist until now! Now Research Droids Reviews finishes up looking at how Hasbro is celebrating this event, with the obligatory action figure multipacks. But this time they are much better quality, look just fantastic and come with their own unique pack-in premium! The sixth and final set finishes up the Original Trilogy with the Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi Blu-ray Release Commemorative Figure & Mini-Poster Collection! 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.

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Logray (Ewok Medicine Man) (VC55) Variation!

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2011 at 02:48 PM EDT |

You know, I should have reported this when I initially thought I saw the differences, but I suppose late is always better than never. I have found a "change" on the Logray (Ewok Medicine Man) (VC55) figure. When all is said and done, it's a small change (perhaps to the point of insignificant) and probably most of you won't even care, but Hasbro has definitely done a running change on this Ewok's face. Click through for more....

There Is Another.... Blu-ray Trailer!

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

Our friends at JediNews.co.uk have posted a second Blu-ray trailer which reveals even more of the content included in addition to some more teases of never-before-seen deleted scenes! Click through to check it out!

We're just over a month away from the Star Wars saga getting released on the ultimate digital format available to Star Wars fans (on glorious Blu-ray)! And as a bonus, we're finally going to be able to see all those "old school" deleted scenes that have only been rumored to exist until now! This week Research Droids Reviews will be looking at how Hasbro is celebrating this event, with the obligatory action figure multipacks. But this time they are much better quality, look just fantastic and come with their own unique pack-in premium! The fifth set continues with the Original Trilogy with the Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Blu-ray Release Commemorative Figure & Mini-Poster Collection! 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.

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Two New Facebook Exclusive Sneak Peeks Posted!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2011 at 08:54 PM EDT |

We've just posted sneak peeks of two upcoming Research Droids Reviews on our Facebook page. Click either image below for some exciting new teases of the Star Wars: Republic Commando (Delta Squad) TRU exclusive and the B-wing Fighter Vehicle Kmart exclusive! Oh, and as always, like us on Facebook darn it!

  

Review: Episode IV: A New Hope - Blu-ray Commemorative Set

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2011 at 12:02 AM EDT |

We're just over a month away from the Star Wars saga getting released on the ultimate digital format available to Star Wars fans (on glorious Blu-ray)! And as a bonus, we're finally going to be able to see all those "old school" deleted scenes that have only been rumored to exist until now! This week Research Droids Reviews will be looking at how Hasbro is celebrating this event, with the obligatory action figure multipacks. But this time they are much better quality, look just fantastic and come with their own unique pack-in premium! The fourth set starts off the Original Trilogy with the Episode IV: A New Hope Blu-ray Release Commemorative Figure & Mini-Poster Collection! Please enjoy the review and be sure to look for a cameo appearance of me in the dome of R2-D2! 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.

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Another Store Report! The Clone Wars Figures Found In Texas!

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2011 at 06:15 PM EDT |

We have another report of new The Clone Wars figures hitting retail (Walmart stores). This time the report is from Houston Texas. See what JTA reader Jesus Chapa found by clicking through! (He asks in advance to forgive his photography as they were taken on his MAC.)

Jeremy Bulloch Discusses Boba Fett: The Movie!

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2011 at 08:13 AM EDT |

JTA reader Tray alerts us to a great new article discussing how Jeremy Bulloch feels about Boba Fett starring in his own film! Check it out!

Review: Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith - Blu-ray Commemorative Set

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

We're just over a month away from the Star Wars saga getting released on the ultimate digital format available to Star Wars fans (on glorious Blu-ray)! And as a bonus, we're finally going to be able to see all those "old school" deleted scenes that have only been rumored to exist until now! This week Research Droids Reviews will be looking at how Hasbro is celebrating this event, with the obligatory action figure multipacks. But this time they are much better quality, look just fantastic and come with their own unique pack-in premium! The third set is the Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith Blu-ray Release Commemorative Figure & Mini-Poster Collection! 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

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 11, 2011 at 11:10 PM EDT |

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

Clearance Sale:

We've cut pricing on hundreds more items this afternoon and updated all our sales menus.  Take a spin through the menus for great discounts on over 4000 total items.  Many great items from top brands and manufacturers are included - take a look here!

Big Bad Toy Store

New Proto Fett Images Surface!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2011 at 06:23 PM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have great new images of the mail-away Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) exclusive. See front, back and all-around shots of this great figure!

Found! The Clone Wars New Figures Have Hit Brick And Mortar!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2011 at 05:55 PM EDT |

Found! The next new waves of The Clone Wars figures have hit brick and mortar! Click through to see what JTA reader Ron Geissler found!

New The Clone Wars Figures Found!

Galactic Credits Become Legal Tender!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2011 at 09:29 AM EDT |

Our friends at Star Wars New Zealand have a fascinating story of real Galactic Credits, but in the real world! New Zealand's precious metal specialist, New Zealand Mint, has been commissioned to manufacture legal tender coins for the Star Wars franchise. The first Star Wars coins to be released are scheduled for launch in August at the American Numismatics Association Show in Chicago, and will include eight 1oz silver coins and 10 Silver Plated base metal coins depicting the characters of the Star Wars movies. The effigy used for these coins will be the Government of Niue. Click the banner below for more information!

Review: Episode II: Attack Of The Clones - Blu-ray Commemorative Set

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2011 at 12:10 AM EDT |

We're just over a month away from the Star Wars saga getting released on the ultimate digital format available to Star Wars fans (on glorious Blu-ray)! And as a bonus, we're finally going to be able to see all those "old school" deleted scenes that have only been rumored to exist until now! This week Research Droids Reviews will be looking at how Hasbro is celebrating this event, with the obligatory action figure multipacks. But this time they are much better quality, look just fantastic and come with their own unique pack-in premium! Up second is the Episode II: Attack Of The Clones Blu-ray Release Commemorative Figure & Mini-Poster Collection! 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

EchoBaseNews.com Interviews Jabba The Hutt.... Sort Of!

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2011 at 06:36 PM EDT |

Our friends at EchoBaseNews.com have just finished up a two-part interview with the puppeteers who made Jabba The Hutt come to life. The first part of the interview has been published today and we highly suggest you check it out and keep checking back with them for the second of the informative and enjoyable interview parts as it gets published!

Found! Stealth Operations Clone Trooper! But There Is More....

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2011 at 05:42 PM EDT |

Found! JTA has excitedly found the Toys R Us exclusive Stealth Operations Clone Trooper (aka Commander Blackout) but with a positive twist.... find out how we scored!

Found! The Force Unleashed/Republic Commando Sets On East Coast!

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2011 at 05:31 PM EDT |

Found! JTA has located both The Force Unleashed and the Republic Commando video game Toys R Us exclusive multipacks today in Burlington, NJ. They have hit the East Coast! Each are packed two per case and should hit your neck of the woods very shortly! Click through for a quick picture!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2011 at 11:46 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!

      

The Vintage Collection's Kit Fisto's Card Back To Be Corrected?

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2011 at 11:43 AM EDT |

If you've read our most recent Hasbro Q&A, you learned that Hasbro is claiming that they put in a running change for the Attack Of The Clones wave Kit Fisto figure for him to show up on a Revenge Of The Sith card. Being that there are no signs this has ever come to pass, we want to know if you feel that Hasbro is mistaken, or does this mean that Hasbro has selected him for a 2012 carry-forward figure with n ew card back artwork? Click through and post your comments!

Review: Episode I: The Phantom Menace - Blu-ray Commemorative Set

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2011 at 12:01 AM EDT |

We're just over a month away from the Star Wars saga getting released on the ultimate digital format available to Star Wars fans (on glorious Blu-ray)! And as a bonus, we're finally going to be able to see all those "old school" deleted scenes that have only been rumored to exist until now! This week Research Droids Reviews will be looking at how Hasbro is celebrating this event, with the obligatory action figure multipacks. But this time they are much better quality, look just fantastic and come with their own unique pack-in premium! Up first is the Episode I: The Phantom Menace Blu-ray Release Commemorative Figure & Mini-Poster Collection! 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

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #96

Posted by Chuck | August 09, 2011 at 05:08 PM EDT |

Hasbro checks in with the latest Q&A! Click through to find out our questions (and answers)!

Hasbro's Q&A

Star Wars Action News - Episode 307

Posted by Paul | August 09, 2011 at 12:43 PM EDT |

The Star Wars toy finds continue as exclusives and non-exclusives keep appearing at K-Mart, Toys R Us, Walmart, and Target! Listen to this week's Star Wars Action News podcast as Marjorie and Arnie run down their store finds, and play your voicemails reporting what Star Wars Action News listeners have been finding, buying, and what they think of it! Click through for more!

New Promotion At HasbroToyShop.com

Posted by Paul | August 09, 2011 at 12:35 PM EDT |

JTA reader The_Question writes us to bring our attention to a new HasbroToyShop.com promotion. The picture below says it all! Click it for more information! Hmm, we wonder if the San Diego Comic Con Death Star set counts as one of the FREE figures with a $10 purchase? (We kid of course.) Here are the details of the special:
Receive 1 Free STAR WARS action figure with any STAR WARS purchase of $10 or more available only through the HasbroToyShop.com website. Figures may vary. Valid only while supplies last. Offer may expire without notice due to error, fraud or other unforeseen circumstances. Offer valid in U.S. only. Void where prohibited. Subject to terms and conditions of use and HasbroToyShop.com policies. Offer expires August 22, 2011 at 11:59 PM (ET). 2011 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

Review: Galactic Battle Mat/Sergeant Bric - TCW - Exclusive

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

It's another EU take on a Chalmun's Cantina alien! Check out Sergeant Bric in today's Research Droids Reviews and discover why you're likely a happier collector if you took the initiative to mail-away for him! Oh, and what about that vinyl Galactic Battle Mat that doubles as a collectors' case? You know you want to learn more! 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

First Look At The Jumbo Vintage Kenner Vinyl Caped Jawa!

Posted by Paul | August 09, 2011 at 08:01 AM EDT |

Just like us, JTA reader User897 received his Jumbo Vintage Kenner vinyl caped Jawa yesterday in the mail! He was so eager, he sent us pictures before we could even take our own. Look for an update in our RDRs shortly, but for now enjoy what he sent us.

Jumbo Vintage Kenner Vinyl Caped Jawa

The Vintage Collection At TRU Is Essentially BOGO FREE! This Week!

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2011 at 10:30 PM EDT |

It's true! For the first time (ever?), Toys R Us has included The Vintage Collection in their 2 for $10.99 promotion! When all is said and done, you can get The Vintage Collection basic figures for $5.50/$5.49 each, or buy one get one FREE, now through August 13th. What a deal! The good news is that waves 5, 6 and 7 are hitting pretty consistently. Find out when the trucks arrive and be there when the doors open in the morning! Thanks to all who confirmed this in our comments section and email too! Click through for the proof! So far it just looks like online is the only source that isn't honoring this promotional deal.

Review: Separatist Speeder With Geonosian Warrior - TRU Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2011 at 12:10 AM EDT |

We have yet another toy based on the Landing At Point Rain episode of The Clone Wars! This time we get an awesome Geonosian Warrior and Research Droids Reviews is surprised to see how they successfully reused a vehicle from 2003 and made it completely new for this release! 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

Two For $10.99 Promotion - May Or May Not Include TVC

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2011 at 11:01 PM EDT |

Although there are conflicting reports on whether The Vintage Collection is included in this sale, Toys R Us is running a 2 for $10.99 promotion on most of their Hasbro basic figures. Be sure to comment on this post if you're successful at finding The Vintage Collection included in this special! Once we know for sure we will post an update here.

It took over two years, but Hasbro gets out half of the Scramble On Yavin Battle Packs set in the form of a Deluxe Toys R Us exclusive. Will this help meet the demand? (No.) Is it a cool way to army-build? (Yes.) But see why Research Droids Reviews determines that this isn't simply a straight repack. (Yup, there are some differences. Ugh.) 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

Check Out Some New Photos On Our Facebook Page!

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2011 at 11:15 PM EDT |

JTA Facebook friend Mickey Da Jose has posted pictures on our Facebook page of the most recent The Clone Wars figures (packaged). Click HERE to access our Facebook page (and why don't you "like" us while you're there) to see these awesome figures! Notice that Jet and Hondo Ohnaka are still in the original packaging while the "newer" figures have the new packaging! Cool stuff!

Hurry! TRU Republic Commando In Stock With FREE Shipping!

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2011 at 11:53 AM EDT |

Hurry! As of the time of this posting, the TRU exclusive Republic Commando set is IN STOCK at ToysRUs.com. It seems to be flipflopping between out of stock and in stock status at any given time, so don't give up!

UPDATE: It looks like it's completely gone now.

Coruscant Nights Now Available as 3-in-1 Hardback Collection

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

Hardback book collectors will be happy to know that the first 3 novels from the Coruscant Nights series are now available at the Science Fiction Book Club as a 3-in-1 hardback collection! Click below for details! We've updated our Hardback Novels guide to reflect these changes, as well as added a few more upcoming titles.

Review: Stop The Zillo Beast - TCW - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2011 at 12:05 AM EDT |

The Battle Packs sets in the most recent wave have mostly been very surprising treats for collectors. The sets were a lot more "repaint and rework" than "repack or rehash". As great as most of these are, there is one that is just "meh". As we finish up these five new sets in our Research Droids Reviews today, check out the least interesting set at all, in fact, it may just be one you can completely skip. 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.

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Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 05, 2011 at 07:22 PM EDT |

The new Clone Wars Wave 2 is here! Pick up your complete set today before they run out.  Check out new artwork from Jerry VanderStelt as well as the Kubrick DX Series 3!

For more great products from this weeks newsletter, check out http://www.brianstoys.com/nl!

Brian's Toys

The Vintage Collection Visual Guide Page Updated

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

The Vintage Collection Visual Guides aren't quite ready yet, but we have updated our Visual Guide page to update what has been announced by Hasbro and also provide links to the Research Droids Reviews available for most product. Click HERE to see the updates.

Walmart And All About Their Upcoming Plans For The Star Wars Aisle

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2011 at 04:28 PM EDT |

JTA spoke with Walmart management today about upcoming plans to the Star Wars aisle. Are you interested? Click through to learn more!

Even Crazier Deals At Walmart!

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

JTA reader Ron Geissler writes in with a phenomenal find at his local Walmart. Again, this may not be representative of what you can find in your area, but it may be worth bringing product to the price scanner to see if they have started marking the stuff down! Click through to see $5 TVC figures and $17 Battle Packs sets among many other incredible deals! We can confirm that these same markdowns have started in Princeton, NJ.

Crazy Prices For Saga Legends Still Being Found At Walmart!

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2011 at 09:17 AM EDT |

JTA reader Simon Belmont (aka Valius) writes in with another amazing retail experience. This is not representative of every Walmart store out there, but we still encourage you to check your local store! Click through for more!

Review: Assault On Geonosis - TCW - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2011 at 12:20 AM EDT |

Hasbro absolutely loves making toys for us based on the Landing At Point Rain episode of The Clone Wars and we love buying them. Today's Research Droids Reviews checks out the latest and it includes a filthy Obi-Wan Kenobi, a bright Geonosian Warrior and a third unique ARF Trooper in the mauve/maroon color scheme. See what awaits you! 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.

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GalacticHunter.com Has A First Look At The New Force Unleashed Set!

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2011 at 02:45 PM EDT |

Our friends at GalacticHunter.com have a first look at the new Toys R Us exclusive The Force Unleashed multipack! Click through to check it out!

After careful research, we wanted to point out a small clarification in our Research Droids Reviews on the 2011 SDCC Revenge Of The Jedi Death Star 14-figure set. The Han Solo (In Trench Coat) figure has more differences than we first realized. His trench coat is essentially all-new. It's cut from a different fabric, has a different outer texture, the lapels have a different shape and lay differently and the camouflage pattern is completely different. Also, the base figure which is from the Shield Generator Assault Battle Packs set has been slightly repainted for this release and most noticeable are the diminished (we should really say "lack of") streaks in his hair. We have updated our RDR with these notes and just wanted to pass along the information via front page news so you're aware. You may also be interested to know that Hasbro decided to use this exact iteration of Han Solo (In Trench Coat) for the Episode VI Commemorative Blu-ray multipack. Click through for comparison shots.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 04, 2011 at 06:57 AM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Cad Bane's Escape - TCW - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2011 at 12:15 AM EDT |

Have you patiently waited for that Cad Bane In Clone Trooper Disguise action figure to finally get released? Well, it finally has and Research Droids Reviews discusses if the wait has been worth it. (Hint: he's a little bit dated now.) But see what you think! 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

 

TARGET Sets Up [Star Wars] Shop!

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2011 at 06:07 PM EDT |

Collectors who have TARGET stores near them may be in for a visual treat. A few of the stores in our area have set up a gorgeous center aisle display that pops right out at you once you round the corner of the aisle! You've known for weeks now that a reset was coming and a plethora of new product has already hit, but this was definitely a real treat to see. Star Wars is making a big splash this Fall. We can't wait to see what ele comes our way! By the way, we found Captain Fordo, Rebel Fleet Trooper and Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) figures from wave 7 of TVC and no Logray, Bom Vimdin and Barriss Offee. How weird is that?! Click through to see the cool mid aisle display.

Sergeant Bric To Be Added To RDRs In Near Future.... Stay Tuned!

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

Our very own Sergeant Bric figure(s) arrived today! Look for an update in our Research Droids Reviews (but not before we get through all the new product first). Click through to check out the packaging if you haven't seen it yet. Sorry for the grainy photo - darn smart phones!

Premier Guild Members take note! Gentle Giant, Ltd. has released details of this year's Darth Vader Holiday Gift. Click through for more!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2011 at 08:53 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 Carded Images Surface Of Upcoming The Clone Wars Figures!

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2011 at 08:52 AM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have posted a gallery of carded shots of the next batch of The Clone Wars figures! Images are courtesy of the Star Wars Clone Wars Basic Action Figures Facebook page. Click through to check them out!

Review: The Hunt For Grievous - TCW - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2011 at 12:04 AM EDT |

General Grievous has been hunted a lot, hasn't he? The title may be the same as an excellent Toys R Us exclusive Battle Packs set, but the one in 2011 is very, very different.... and awesome! Be sure to check in with Research Droids Reviews today because Hasbro really made a fun and valuable set here for us! And what about that Captain Rex... which one is he? Find out! 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.

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Star Wars Action News - Episode 306

Posted by Chuck | August 02, 2011 at 08:20 PM EDT |

SDCC is over but the dust is far from settled. On this week's Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie report on what they did the Sunday of Comic-Con...they went to Disneyland and checked out Star Tours 2.0! Listen as they report on the new ride, as well as the exclusive Hasbro Star Wars action figures available only at Disneyland!

More Clearance Items At TARGET - More 2010 Exclusives Get The Axe!

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2011 at 06:49 PM EDT |

This is the first we're hearing about these sets getting clearanced out, but the Fall 2010 TARGET exclusive Animated Series Episode "Battle Packs" sets are getting marked down by as much as 50% at some locations. Your mileage will vary. Our report comes from JTA reader Jeff from Bel Air, MD.

Review: Defend Kamino - TCW - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2011 at 12:10 AM EDT |

Are you mad about Battle Packs sets getting reduced to three figures? Guess what?! It's not that bad at all! Research Droids Reviews points out many reasons why this is a great new format for the line. See why there is more positive than negative. 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.

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The Navy Commando Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2011 at 06:22 PM EDT |

The Force Unleashed TRU exclusive Navy Commando hits eBay! Click through to check him out up close! Hmm, he looks like a Stromtroopery Biker Scout!

The Navy Commando Officer Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2011 at 06:19 PM EDT |

The Force Unleashed TRU exclusive Navy Commando Officer hits eBay! Click through to check him out up close!

Sergeant Bric Batch #2 Arriving In Mailboxes!

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2011 at 05:24 PM EDT |

In the midst of drama, we do have some happy news to report! The Sgt. Bric Battle Mats (batch #2) are starting to show up in mailboxes across the country. JTA reader Ryan Chad writes in with the news. Click through for his update!


 
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