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September 2011

Review: Sandtrooper [Squad Leader - Version 2] - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | October 01, 2011 at 12:15 AM EDT |

The 30 (77-07) Saga Legends line brought us a Sandtrooper bonanza. We received no less than 4 unique types and Research Droids Reviews looks at the second squad leader today. 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.

R2-USB2 Variation! Do You Believe It?!

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2011 at 12:43 PM EDT |

It seems that not even action figure-sized USB drives are exempt from variations! Obviously hanging next to the Hasbro action figures in Toys R Us is taking its toll! JTA reader Arthur Gamboa kindly passes along an image showing a comparison shot of the original "gray" R2-USB2 and now the revised clean and white R2-USB2. Click through to check it out!

Star Wars Unleashed RETURNS (In Calendar Form)!

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2011 at 12:37 PM EDT |

Whether you're new to collecting or not, you've probably heard of the fan-favorite 7" Unleashed line from Hasbro. This popular line didn't last as long as many had hope for unfortunately, but it had a great run while it was active. Fans for years have requested Hasbro to release the artwork in some way as it captures our most beloved Star Wars heroes and villains in very striking poses. Well, an oversized calendar has just been released and our friends at Rebelscum.com have the full scoop! Click through to check it out!

2 Day TRU Star Wars Basic Figure Sale!

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2011 at 12:36 PM EDT |

TODAY and TOMORROW only, Toys R Us has their basic Star Wars action figures on sale for 2 for $12.99. It's not the greatest deal unless your getting figures from The Vintage Collection, and of course your store has to even have new figures to make this worthwhile, but check your local TRU for more!

Review: Sandtrooper - TSC - SAGA 037

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

In 2006 we probably didn't think we'd be sick to death of Sandtrooper action figures a short half decade later, but most of us were indeed affected this way. The Saga Collection brought us a fairly decent Sandtrooper action figure but Research Droids Reviews points out that it could be slightly improved. We welcome back David Delgado from EchoBaseNews.com as he helps us finish up wave 5 of The Saga Collection today. 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.

Universal But "Unofficial" 2011 Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll Results

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2011 at 03:00 PM EDT |

JediDefender.com has completed what they're hailing as an unscientific study of what figures should likely make the top 20 list for the 2011 Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll. This is based on the final compiled results of participating Star Wars fan sites and what they listed as their own top 10. While some sites have yet to report their results, take a gander at what looks to be a great educated guess of the running champions that will make the final cut.

See Loose Shots Of The Vintage Collection Exclusives

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2011 at 11:33 AM EDT |

JTA affiliate SWNZ (Star Wars New Zealand) has posted some great loose photos of the upcoming The Vintage Collection Luke Skywalker's Tauntaun and the Landspeeder Vehicle. Click the thumbnail below to check them all out.

Force Cast Collector's Edition Celebrates One Year And Interviews DePriest

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2011 at 11:03 AM EDT |

Our friends James Burns from JediNews.co.uk and Dan Curto from Rebelscum.com are celebrating one year of the Force Cast Collector's Edition pod cast! To celebrate this important anniversary, they interview Derryl DePriest who reveals some interesting tidbits about what will be announced at NYCC this year as well as what some of the 2012 plans will be too. You don't want to miss this edition, trust us! Click the image below to listen to what they have to say.

Review: Darth Vader - TSC - SAGA 038

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

Did you know that in 2006 Hasbro snuck one of the all-new accessories from the 2003 cancelled Yavin Hangar Accessory Set TARGET exclusive into the Darth Vader (SAGA 038) basic figure? Yup, it's true and to date it's the only place you can get it. Research Droids Reviews points out however that Hasbro found a new purpose for it. This time utilized as debris Darth Vader uses to throw at Luke Skywalker on Bespin.... it fits like a glove in the basic figure line. Another example of how a figure's accessories are more important than the figure itself, Darth Vader (SAGA 038) is definitely an action figure you should own for that reason alone. It's the second Darth Vader action figure from The Empire Strikes Back in 2006 and this is the second (and better) one without a removable helmet dome. 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.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 28, 2011 at 09:52 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Star Wars Action News - Episode 314

Posted by Chuck | September 28, 2011 at 09:49 PM EDT |

Have you read the headline? The Star Wars Blu-Rays are the best-selling Blu Rays of all time! Did you buy the set? This week on Star Wars Action News' podcast, Marjorie and Arnie break down what the sales of the Star Wars Blu Rays mean for Star Wars and the future of home video in general.

Two Important Toys R Us Updates

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2011 at 08:33 PM EDT |

You saw our previous store report of what The Clone Wars waves are hitting retail HERE. But JTA readers Bailey (from Tennesee) and Mike T. (Southwest Florida) just emailed us to let us know that now the [Cold Weather] Plo Koon wave has also hit Toys R Us now in their areas. It's taking a long time, but it seems everything will inevitably end up everywhere (or so we suppose) eventually. On a slightly different note, the Battle Above Endor sets are on sale TODAY and TOMORROW only for $21.99 ($10 off) which is actually a deal since TRU is currently gouging collectors at $31.99 each.

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2011 at 11:12 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!

      

Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll Final Results

Posted by Chuck | September 28, 2011 at 12:37 AM EDT |

The polls are closed and the final results are in! Click through to find out what our final Top Ten list is that we will submit to Hasbro!

2011 Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll

Review: Han Solo - TSC - SAGA 035

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

If Hasbro would have just retooled his chubby hands and angled his arms differently, this Han Solo action figure would have been significantly better. We don't get too many accessories with this version, but see how Research Droids Reviews analyzes this figure's worth as a possible candidate 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.

Hasbro: Oh No He Did Not; Frederick: Oh Yes I Did!

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2011 at 12:37 PM EDT |

"Any" means "any" especially to Canadian JTA Facebook fan Frederick Foster, who sent in 5 Kenner vintage POPs from the late 70s and early 80s and has confirmed that Hasbro has cashed his check for the free Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) mail-away figure. Click through to see this very funny transaction!

Review: Luke Skywalker - TSC - SAGA 036

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2011 at 12:10 AM EDT |

OK - here's a figure that proves a $6.99 purchase is worthy based on the accessories alone! Yes, it's true. Luke Skywalker (Escape From Mos Eisley) from The Saga Collection is an old sculpt repainted with a brand new head, but the accessories he comes with are enough to make you drool. See why Research Droids Reviews is raving mad about this figure. 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.

Wave 9 Of The Vintage Collection Arrives At TARGET!

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2011 at 10:36 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that wave 9 of The Vintage Collection is now being found at TARGET, even before wave 8! Wow, like that hasn't ever happened before.....

Clone Trooper Cutup In Training Armor Hits eBay! More Domino Squad!

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2011 at 07:04 PM EDT |

Holy moly! Clone Trooper Cutup hits eBay. It appears Hasbro will be making the rest of the Domino Squad after all! Check it out up close!

2012 Pit Droid Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2011 at 05:44 PM EDT |

The new Pit Droid hits eBay for a dirt cheap price. Is that multiple points of articulation I see too for the first time? Check it out up close!

More New Stuff Hits Spain First! Buzz, ARF Trooper And Search For Luke

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2011 at 01:43 PM EDT |

JTA foreign reader PackoM from Spain writes in to let us know that a huge selection of USA exclusives have made their way into Spain. He also sends a picture showing off Clone Trooper Buzz and the new ARF Trooper in addition to The Search For Luke Skywalker soon to be released TARGET exclusive! Check them all out!

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

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2011 at 11:36 AM EDT |

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

Q&A with JTA

Hot Topics: Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) clarification, Darth Plagueis drama and why didn't TLC/LC do that well?

Beautiful 12 Inch Yoda And Hut Photos

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2011 at 08:30 AM EDT |

Bryan Mark German also sends us some awesome pictures of his 12" Yoda and 12" Yoda's Hut Figure Environment. Click through to check out these beautiful photos!

    

Review: Hem Dazon - TSC - SAGA 033

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2011 at 12:20 AM EDT |

Hem Dazon was another great addition to The Saga Collection with really only a few issues. He cannot hold his gun, but it fits nicely in his holster. And he has an overall great sculpt despite being only a puppet head in Episode IV. Research Droids Reviews welcomes guest reviewer David Delgado back from EchoBaseNews.com to give his thoughts on this excellent figure. 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.

Happy 60th Birthday To Mark Hamill!

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2011 at 08:32 PM EDT |

Happy 60th birthday to the man who played Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill!!

See Wave 9 In Great Detail

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2011 at 02:14 PM EDT |

BanthaSkull.com has a great look at the three new figures that make up wave 9 of The Vintage Collection including Ponda Baba (Walrusman), Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear) and Bastila Shan. Click the banner below to check them all out in detail.

Review: Garindan - TSC - SAGA 034

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

It was one of the hardest The Saga Collection action figures to find because it only shipped in one case. You probably still found him with relative ease though because "rare" in 2006 is by no means the same "rare" in 2011. (Figures actually shipped to stores in 2006 with some regularity. We're being acidic, please forgive us). Garindan, as Research Droids Reviews determines, is a major step up from the 1997 but he isn't in the clear to be deemed definitive. That doesn't mean we don't love him either. 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.

Up Close TVC Wave 8 Photos! New Information Arises!!! Please Read!

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2011 at 09:52 PM EDT |

JTA foreign correspondent Bryan Mark German sends us some nice front, back and up-close shots of the just arrived wave 8 of The Vintage Collection in the Philippines. Before you get too excited, wave 8 is simply known as the Revenge Of The Jedi wave which really just contains repacks (for the most part - there are some exceptions like Han Solo (In Trench Coat) for example). There are however some very intriguing things happening with the final production samples. YOU MUST FIND OUT WHAT WE'VE DISCOVERED. Click through to see this and a WHOLE bunch more.

Price Cut At Walmart For The Clone Wars Figures

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2011 at 06:08 PM EDT |

By laws of mathematical induction, assuming that n is true and n+1 is also true, we can then assume the the rest is true. All Walmart stores in the Philly area have The Clone Wars figures reduced to $6.88 and a call into a friend also confirmed the same in NJ. So I would assume this is true for the rest of the country too, but don't take my word for it and be sure to check it out for yourself. No price reductions on Saga Legends or The Vintage Collection yet. Still, if it is true for The Clone Wars figures, that's a good price. The Clone Wars figures haven't been this price since the line launch in August of 2010. Click through for the proof (and don't trust my math skills either, it's been a very long time since I took Mathematical Reasoning at Rutgers).

Star Wars Pringles And Other Food Products

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2011 at 12:09 PM EDT |

The Star Wars branding is taking over some of our favorite food products. Pringles, Cheerios and other products can all now be found in Star Wars packaging! What's more interesting however is the new animated takes on the Original Trilogy characters. Do you think a new animated cartoon based on characters from the films is possible? Or is it just a clever marketing scheme to keep more in line with The Clone Wars? Interesting to say the least. It would have been a lot easier just to use stills and photos than create new animated takes of them. Click through for proof.

Found! Death Star Trench Run Hits East Coast

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2011 at 11:24 AM EDT |

We found the Death Star Trench Run in Philly this morning at our local TRU store. These have made it across the land! Click through for proof.

Review: R5-D4 - TSC - SAGA 032

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2011 at 12:08 AM EDT |

See what a real R5-D4 action figure is supposed to look like in our Research Droids Reviews today. What a shame Hasbro utilized the Build A Droid R5 unit sculpt to make the R5-D4 action figure in The Vintage Collection because this figure is infinitely better. For the record, a Build A Droid figure is not a premium made collector focused action figure and should never be carded in The Vintage Collection. Oh Hasbro, why must you do this to us? 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.

Sponsor Annoucement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 23, 2011 at 09:48 PM EDT |

Brand new Marvel Universe Wave 13 figures, including Steve Rogers, X-23, Dark Hawk and more!  5 new figures in all.  New Masters of the Universe Classics Hurricane Hordak and Leech.  

Vintage Star Wars collectors take notice, Brian's Toys has an AFA-Graded 80 ESB Han Solo (Small Head).  This figure is extremely rare.  Check out the new licensed artwork as well, straight from the Star Wars Visions book.  

For more great selection, go to the Brian's Toys newsletter!

Brian's Toys

The Worst Jobs In The Star Wars Universe

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2011 at 09:05 PM EDT |

JTA reader Jacob Kennedy alerts us to a fun article on what the worst jobs in the Star Wars universe are. Click through to read the article by IGN.

12 Inch Exclusive Boba Fett Edition Size Announced

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2011 at 06:20 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles announced the edition size to their excluisve 12" Boba Fett figure. Limited to only 2000 pieces, this will surely command a premium on the aftermarket once people realize they won't be finding it on eBay that often! (Think 12" Darth Vader - the same will likely happen with Mr. Fett too.) Be sure to get on the Wait List ASAP. or order the regular version HERE.

Happy Birthday To Imperial Shipyards!

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2011 at 06:16 PM EDT |

The staff at JTA would like to congratulate our affiliates Imperial Shipyards on their fourth birthday on the internet! To celebrate this landmark, they've freshened up their site. Be sure to stop by and check out their new look and be sure to tell them congratulations too!

Hasbro Fans' Choice Phase III (Final Phase) Voting Has Begun!

Posted by Chuck | September 23, 2011 at 08:58 AM EDT |

Our Hasbro 2011 Fans' Choice Phase III voting has begun! We've listed the top 10 candidates narrowed down from the Phase II voting. This final Phase will determine the overall order that we submit to Hasbro next week. Click here to place your vote!

Phase III Voting Has Begun!

Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll Phase II Results

Posted by Chuck | September 23, 2011 at 07:50 AM EDT |

Phase II of our Hasbro 2011 Fans' Choice poll is now complete, and thanks to you we now have our top 10 figures! Click through to find out which top 10 candidates made it to our final round, as well as how the rest fared. Stay tuned though because in a few hours Phase III of our poll will launch featuring the top 10 candidates. You can vote to determine the final ranking that we will submit to Hasbro next week.

Review: Momaw Nadon - TSC - SAGA 031

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

It's hard to believe that one of the best action figures Hasbro has ever created only has six swivel joints. But Research Droids Reviews tries to explain that it's sometimes true for an action figure to be near perfect because of the strength of its sculpt and not its articulation. Such is true for Momaw Nadon from The Saga Collection. It's one of the absolute best action figures of all time. 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.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 22, 2011 at 08:47 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: ARF Trooper [Kamino] - TCW - CW56

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2011 at 12:10 AM EDT |

There are some action figures done so well that it's quite understandable (and acceptable) that their sculpts get reused again and again in order for Hasbro to make new characters. See the latest ARF Trooper, a Kamino flavored one, in our Research Droids Reviews today because it's even better than many of the recently released action figures in The Clone Wars line. He's not entirely accurate.... yet, but you'll see why once you click through. 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.

UPDATE: Awesome 4-Pack Drinking Glass Set

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2011 at 10:35 PM EDT |

Are you "vintage obsessed" and can't find anything worthwhile to buy due to lack of stuff out there? (It will get better.) Well, in true vintage fashion, four beautifully designed drinking glasses (that hold 10 oz. each) and clearly inspired by the Burger King glasses from long ago, have just been put up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth as a set for a very reasonable $14.99. Be forewarned before you click through because you're going to want to buy these. Thanks to JTA reader User897 for alerting us to this awesome product.

UPDATE: JTA reader Jason W. just wrote in to let us know this gorgeous set of glasses has been found at ROSS and for $9.99. That's a great deal for $5 cheaper and no shipping charges!

Win a Dinner With George Lucas

Posted by Chuck | September 21, 2011 at 09:53 PM EDT |

Want a chance to tell George Lucas yourself what you think of all the changes to our beloved movies? Now's your chance... for a price of course! Check out this auction to win a dinner with not only George, but a few other guys you might know too. Click through to find out the full details!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2011 at 05:55 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!

      

Hasbro Cleanses Walmart Too

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2011 at 07:48 AM EDT |

OK, so you saw the reports on the TARGET purge. Just this morning, we couldn't believe our eyes as we witnessed a local Hasbro rep pulling figures off of our local Walmart shelves. We asked and she confirmed that there is indeed a directive from Hasbro to perform this action retail-wide. If you visit your local store(s) and notice that the pegs are thinner, that store has been "hit". If you have been waiting for the likes of the yellowed Clone Trooper, (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot, 4-LOM or Dengar to go on sale, forget about it. These will be history shortly. If you waited, make it an urgent mission to get these action figures for your collection.

Review: Commander Fox (The Clone Wars) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2011 at 12:15 AM EDT |

Commander Fox has chronic behavior. And his chronic behavior is that he always wants to be an exclusive. As Research Droids Reviews goes into deep detail about this awesome Mini Bust, see if you can reflect on what types of exclusives have been created based on him. 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.

Another Update On The Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) Mail-Away Rules....

Posted by Paul | September 20, 2011 at 08:53 PM EDT |

Our pals at Yakface.com got great clarification on the mail-away Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) figure. Definitely check out the latest update!

Change There Is! Inside Scoop Of What Is Going Down At TARGET

Posted by Paul | September 20, 2011 at 08:47 PM EDT |

Our friend Chris from the Sarlacc Pit Podcast has inside information about what will be happening shortly at TARGET and it may just help with distribution. Are you interested? Then click through!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 313

Posted by Chuck | September 20, 2011 at 08:10 PM EDT |

First there were the rumors. Then we had the announcement. Details trickled out for months. Now they're here--The Star Wars Blu Rays. Met with responses from "Noooooo" to "Who Cares?" to unbridled dancing around like an Ewok, this series is both the first high-definition release of the Star Wars films as well as another iteration of Lucasfilm's tinkering.

Excellent Figure Reports All Over The Web Today

Posted by Paul | September 20, 2011 at 12:36 PM EDT |

Our fellow colleagues around the web are reporting juicy tidbits of upcoming new figures or reviewing figures that haven't hit brick and mortar yet. Click each thumbnail below to take you to the corresponding reports. JediDefender.com has an advanced look at Ric Olie and Naboo Pilot, a spy report on Jar Jar Binks and Adam Pawlus from GalacticHunter.com looks at Ponda Baba (Walrus Man) in his FOTD segment today! Don't miss these posts or you'll be sorry!

      

Review: Commander Bly (The Clone Wars) - Mini Bust

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

Commander Bly may not have a ton of appearances in The Clone Wars television show, but Research Droids Reviews notices that he still is nonetheless important to collectors. Gentle Giant, Ltd. develops an animated Mini Bust based on him and it's just perfect. 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.

Commander Bly (The Clone Wars) (Mini Bust)

Pray Hasbro Doesn't Alter It Any Further....

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2011 at 05:35 PM EDT |

Pray Hasbro doesn't alter the deal any further! The Mail-away Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) mail-away rules have changed for the second time. Bottom line: you can't print out the order form anymore. Click through for new complete details.

Loose And Complete Bastila Shan Returns To eBay

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2011 at 10:56 AM EDT |

eBay seller tunghori has more loose units of Bastila Shan in stock. Click through if you'd like to get her early or just to check her out up close.

The Clone Wars: What Is Hitting And Where....

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2011 at 08:42 AM EDT |

Here is a quick recap of what is hitting where as far as basic The Clone Wars figures are concerned. Keep in mind this could change on a dime as distribution begins to balance out. (That last sentence even made us laugh!) Click through for more.

    

Review: Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon - TCW - Vehicles

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2011 at 12:05 AM EDT |

You saw our report months before Hasbro made it official and now it's finally hitting retail across the country. See why you'll need multiples of the Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon in our Research Droids Reviews that made its debut in The Clone Wars film. 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

Give Kids The World Charity Auction For Wedge Antilles (VC28)

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2011 at 09:19 PM EDT |

JTA reader Matthew Frey has donated a hard-to-find The Vintage Collection Wedge Antilles (VC28) action figure to a charity auction on eBay and Jedi Temple Archives is supporting him in his efforts. 100% of the proceeds will be going to Give Kids The World charity created on behalf of Katie Johnson (R2-KT). Click through to learn more and for links to the auction. We sincerely thank Matthew for asking us for assistance in spreading the word to this amazing charity. Click through for more!

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

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2011 at 02:29 PM EDT |

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

Q&A with JTA

Hot Topics: Big jetpack Captain Rex, dioramas and what's coming in 2012!

Review: Droid Attack On The Coronet - TCW - Toys R Us Exclusive

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2011 at 12:02 AM EDT |

The brand new Droid Attack On The Coronet has an all-new Spider Assassin Droid that is totally worth the purchase of this set. But see what else this multipack brings as Research Droids Reviews goes over each figure individually and in detail. 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

Found! Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon (At Brick And Mortar) On East Coast

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2011 at 09:18 PM EDT |

Found! We also found the Republic AV-7 Mobile Cannon in Philly this morning as well. Arriving at online retail over a month ago and in the Philippines months before that, it has finally hit brick and mortar retail on the East. The bad thing is you're going to want more than one!

Found! Droid Attack On The Coronet Hits East Coast!

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2011 at 09:09 PM EDT |

Found! We found the Droid Attack On The Coronet at Toys R Us today in Philadelphia! It's made its way to the East Coast! Start up your hunts!

Interview With Captain Ackbar!

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2011 at 09:06 PM EDT |

Our friends at EchoBaseNews.com have interviewed Artt Butler, the man who voiced Captain Ackbar in The Clone Wars! Click through to check out the compete interview and see if they were able to get Mr. Butler to leak any inside information on The Clone Wars!

The Star Wars Holiday Special Animated Short On Blu-ray!

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2011 at 06:53 PM EDT |

Our friend Mr. Pawlus at GalacticHunter.com has complete directions on how to find the animated short from The Star Wars Holiday Special on your newly purchased Blu-ray discs! Interested? Then click through!

Review: Commander Bly (327th Star Corps) - Militaries Of Star Wars

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT |

Sideshow knocks it out of the park again! See why it's so incredible to be a 12" collector in this day and age by reading Research Droids Reviews and discovering how much time and effort goes into these remarkable high end collectibles! 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 Annoucement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 16, 2011 at 09:54 PM EDT |

Seems to be a great week for our favorite bounty hunter. Sideshow announced Boba Fett to their famous 12" line of figures, which you can pre-order now at www.brianstoys.com! Also, the Rocket Firing Boba Fett mail-in figure has been reduced to $30!

Kermit the Frog has found his way with being green, thanks to new artwork by Peter de Seve that pairs him Master Yoda! G.I. Joe fans can rejoice as the new Renegades line of figures are now available.

For more great stuff from this week's newsletter, visit the Brian's Toys newsletter!

Brian's Toys

Sideshow Collectibles Boba Fett Pre-order is Now Live

Posted by Chuck | September 16, 2011 at 02:56 PM EDT |

The highly anticipated Sideshow Collectibles Twelve Inch Boba Fett is now available for pre-order! Click through to place your order!

eBay Star Wars Countdown

Happy Blu-ray Release Day!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2011 at 12:05 PM EDT |

Happy Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray Release Day! Make sure you pay the best price for this long-awaited item! TARGET, Walmart and Best Buy are all competing at $79.99, so there is a good place to start!

Review: Imperial V-wing Starfighter - TCW - Toys R Us Exclusive

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2011 at 12:05 AM EDT |

The Toys R Us exclusive Imperial V-wing Starfighter makes a rare appearance in the Star Wars: Dark Times: The Path To Nowhere comic series. It's a great vehicle and has a lot of play value. Read up on Research Droids Reviews today and see why this vehicle will be an asset to your collection. All we need is the all-gray V-wing from Episode III and we'll be all 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

UPDATE: Further Discounts For LEGO Stuff At TRU?

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2011 at 08:33 PM EDT |

Toys R Us just send out an ad which is claiming that all LEGO construction sets and boardgames are Buy One Get One 50% off. It will be interesting to see if this can be combined with their already 10-30% special going on right now. This special 2 day sale is for tomorrow Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th only! It may be worth the trip, you just never know!

UPDATE: The coupons and other details inside of the ad clarify that Star Wars LEGOS are excluded from the BOGO portion of the sale. It makes sense, but the front of the ad doesn't have this disclaimer. TRU needs to learn how to advertise properly!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 15, 2011 at 07:32 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals and more cool new preorders. Don't forget to check out our sale menu!

New items are added to the main list every few days and thousands of items are listed on the discount menus.

Big Bad Toy Store

Entertainment Earth Announces Exclusive Princess Leia (Boushh) Maquette

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2011 at 06:10 PM EDT |

Entertainment Earth announces today another exciting Gentle Giant, Ltd. exclusive Maquette. Welcome Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise)! This beautiful piece is the perfect addition to your Maquette collections! Click through to check it all out!

Found! TRU Exclusive Death Star Trench Run Multipack!

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2011 at 05:59 PM EDT |

JTA reader and friend Arthur Gamboa has found the Death Star Trench Run at his local Toys R Us! Click through for a quick pic!

Hasbro Fans' Choice Phase II Voting Has Begun!

Posted by Chuck | September 15, 2011 at 01:49 PM EDT |

Our Hasbro 2011 Fans' Choice Phase II voting has begun! We've listed the top 25 from the Phase I voting for you to help us narrow down to the final 10. Click here to place your vote!

Phase II Voting Has Begun!

Blu-ray Discs Arriving Early From Walmart.com!

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2011 at 12:25 PM EDT |

JTA reader Matthew Frey writes in to let us know his Blu-ray discs arrived a day early from Walmart.com! If you took this route, check your mailboxes! He also let's us know a bit of disturbing news. Click through for more!

Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll Phase I Results

Posted by Chuck | September 15, 2011 at 08:41 AM EDT |

Phase I of our Hasbro 2011 Fans' Choice poll is now complete. Voting ended last night and we have our results, compiled from a total of 830 unique votes. Click through to find out our top 25 candidates, as well as how the rest fared (including all of our write-in votes). Stay tuned though because in a few hours Phase II of our poll will launch featuring the top 25 candidates. You can vote to help narrow them down to our final 10.

Review: Stealth Operations Clone Trooper - TCW - CW57

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2011 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Hasbro has been banging out Stealth Operations Clone Troopers recently. The latest version is part of the basic figure line and has no name.... yet. Research Droids Reviews likes the appearance of these Star Wars characters, but they could be better. Find out how! 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 Fully Reveals 12 Inch Boba Fett!

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2011 at 03:06 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has fully revealed their 12" Boba Fett! They've managed to keep it under $200 and he will retail for $174.99. Click through for more details!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2011 at 02:43 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!

      

Move Over Saga Legends, Here Comes Movie Heroes!

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2011 at 11:22 AM EDT |

Our good friends at SWActionNews.com through their Hasbro Q&A session have learned that the Saga Legends line is going the way of the dinosaur in favor of a new line entitled Movie Heroes. Hm, does this mean that Darth Vader and other villains won't see rerelease? Click through to listen to their podcast and learn more about this latest decision of Hasbro's!

Star Wars Blu-ray Purchased In Spain And Come With Exclusive!

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2011 at 11:04 AM EDT |

JTA reader PacoM has purchased the Complete Star Wars saga on Blu-ray in Spain. The first 2000 purchasers will receive a cardboard AT-AT maquette with it! Cool stuff. Click through to check it all out!

Walmart Getting Floor Displays Full Of Product Too

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2011 at 07:47 AM EDT |

Walmart stores across the country are beginning to receive floor displays of various Hasbro product, one of which is a full display of The Vintage Collection. Unfortunately it contains no recently released or new figures, but this is certainly a marked effort to get the stuff out there.

Be Sure To Get You R2-D2 USB FREE This Week With A $30 Purchase!

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2011 at 07:39 AM EDT |

Be sure to get your FREE R2-D2 USB drive from Toys R Us this week. It's loaded with exclusive content including a three minute clip to the Season 4 episode Sizzle (and the trailer is mixed with it too that we've already seen). It is also loaded with generous pdf coupons you can print out for various LEGO and Hasbro product as well! Don't miss out!

Review: Saesee Tiin - TCW - CW54

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2011 at 12:10 AM EDT |

Saesee Tiin had a rather late appearance in The Clone Wars television show, hence a late appearance in The Clone Wars basic figure line. He comes with a silly jetpack, but Hasbro did real justice to the figure itself. Check out why Research Droids Reviews is very excited to get an animated take on this diminutively aggressive Jedi Master. 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.

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Star Wars Action News - Episode 312

Posted by Chuck | September 13, 2011 at 08:25 PM EDT |

Jerry and Dan are back with some help from another member of Republic Forces Radio Network... Jen! The saga on Blu Ray is on the near horizon! Well for some of us it's already here! But that's later in the show...

And what a show we have for you this week! We've got a rundown on all the offers that stores will be using to try to tempt you into buying your copy of the Blu Rays from them!We've have lots of Store finds, Online finds, news about NYCC, and a Hasbro Q&A!

UPDATE: Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) Mail-Away Rules Changed!

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2011 at 03:37 PM EDT |

Hasbro releases full details on the 2011 The Vintage Collection Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) mail-away exclusive. Special thanks to JTA reader antcas91 for the heads up! Click through for all of the details!

UPDATE: Hasbro was wrong! Only three assortments are eligible for the mail-away! Order form updated as well! Click through for the update!

JTA's 2011 Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll Phase I Ends 11:59 PM (EDT) Tomorrow!

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

Welcome to Jedi Temple Archives' part in the 2011 Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll. You have until 11:59 PM (EDT) TOMORROW to cast your vote for Phase I. Then shortly after come back and begin voting for your candidate in Phase II. Phase II will feature the top 25 winners from Phase I and will run through September 22, 2011 until 11:59 PM (EDT). Stay tuned for directions on Phase III. Click through to access the poll and place your vote! And thank you for the overwhelming participation!

Click here to view the current poll results!

Be sure to visit our Fans' Choice Poll Web Site Round-up to help you locate the other polls around the web!

Review: Kit Fisto - TCW - CW60

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2011 at 12:03 AM EDT |

Alright, here's a cool (literally) and unexpected action figure! It's Kit Fisto as he NEVER appeared in The Clone Wars television show! But see why Research Droids Reviews loves him despite this! You'll want him for your collection, guaranteed! 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: Public Service Announcement: Forget About It Now!

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2011 at 08:35 PM EDT |

Some of you aren't going to like this post, but please don't send me hate mail. I am merely making you aware of a rare item that is in stock for significantly less than what eBay is selling it for and it's in stock as of this posting. It will however likely disappear as there are less than a dozen. Click through for more!

UPDATE: Never mind! Toy Wiz jacked the price of this figure up to $60! Not worth it!

Toys R Us And Their Ads - Interpretive It Is!

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

OK, so we all learned that not all of the TRU stuff was on sale for 30% despite conflicting interpretations of their ad. Just today, I calmly and professionally explained how myself and others interpreted what "ALL Star Wars figures" means. Management at the store agreed and graciously adjusted my receipts further. In short, I got the Star Wars: Republic Commando (Delta Squad) and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Sith & Imperial Troopers) for $27.99 and the TRU exclusive Deluxe sets for $12.59 each. Respect, calmness and a smile go a long way. Good luck with your adjustments if you are able to plead your case.

More Theft At Toys R Us

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2011 at 08:04 PM EDT |

JTA reader and friend sjefke writes in and sends us a photo of recent theft at his local TRU in Belaire, MD. When he told the store manager, he basically got no response. Sigh.... Please do tell your store manager if you find instances of this theft.

New Gentle Giant Q&A Posted On Their Blog!

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

Gentle Giant, Ltd. has a very informative Q&A posted on their blog! Be sure to click through for more!

See Up Close Pics Of Deleted Scene Sandstorm Figures!

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2011 at 10:41 AM EDT |

Our pals at Rebelscum.com have new photos of the upcoming "sandstorm deleted scene" figures in their forums courtesy of Stephen Hayford also! Check them out!

Deleted Sandstorm Scene Through The Eyes Of Action Figures!

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2011 at 10:28 AM EDT |

Stephen Hayford has been asked by Hasbro to create some "sandstorm" scenes with action figures. Check them out at the revised StarWars.com blog!

Review: Seripas - TCW - CW61

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2011 at 09:13 AM EDT |

Just be sure to read Research Droids Reviews today to see one of the coolest action figures Hasbro has ever created. 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.

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Han Solo And Chewbacca Updates Custom-Style!

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

JTA forum member Orangepeace proudly posts some fine examples of how to make your Han Solo and Chewbacca figures from Episode VI better! Check it all out!

Pause To Reflect. Always Remember That Day In September

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2011 at 01:30 PM EDT |

Pause to reflect on what happened a decade ago.

Review: Wedge Antilles - TVC - VC28

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2011 at 12:38 AM EDT |

The elusive Wedge Antilles from The Vintage Collection is the subject of today's Research Droids Reviews. We think it's a great interpretation of him, but certainly not worthy of the drama he has caused in the collecting community. (That is, the head sculpt delay wasn't worth the distress!) 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! 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

Jedi Temple Archives Exclusive Report: Huge TRU Star Wars Sales Event!

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2011 at 01:45 PM EDT |

JTA is proud to present an exclusive report to you on what's happening at Toys R Us tomorrow. Make sure you're there tomorrow morning. Stores have held back stock for this special event! Click through to learn all about it!

Toys R Us Deeply Discounting Remaining Older Exclusives!

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2011 at 01:32 PM EDT |

If you're fortunate enough to have TRU store near you that sits on exclusives, now's the time to check out and see what they have left. In a rare move, they have significantly reduced the prices in an effort to clearance them out. We located The Clone Wars Imperial V-wing Starfighter for $15.98 (down from $29.99) and the Legacy Collection TIE Interceptor for $19.98 (the only place you can get the TIE Fighter Pilot without the ace stripes down from $49.99). Click through to see the proof!

TARGET Exclusive Animated Series Episode Packs Finally Clearanced!

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2011 at 01:23 PM EDT |

It seem that TARGET has finally gotten sick of their remaining 2010 exclusives and have finally marked down the DVD sets (Animated Series Episode packs) down to $12.48 each (in Philly at least). They've sat for so long that the clone troopers have begun to yellow (or green)! These have been full price for us until now. Sorry for the blurry picture, but you already know what these sets look like. Check out reviews for both HERE. Click through to see the proof!

A Rare Find Just Swinging From The Pegs.... Years After The Fact!

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2011 at 01:12 PM EDT |

Look what we found in Kmart this morning! You just never know what is capable of showing up when you're a Star Wars collector. This is a rare figure in case you aren't aware. Click through to check out our find!

UPDATE: It seems that many of you out there weren't aware why this Chewbacca is a rare find. Initial shipments of the 2009 LC Saga Legends (SL15) was shipped with the 2008 TLC Chewbacca (BD 3) figure. It was quickly replaced with the 2007 TAC Betrayal On Bespin figure (which is based almost entirely on the 2004 VOTC figure).

Found! Seripas, Cold Weather Kit Fisto And Company At TRU!

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

JTA is THRILLED to report that nearly every single Toys R Us store in the Philly area has put out a center floor display in the front entrance area (where the current TCW promotional area is already established) filled to the gills with wave 23 of The Clone Wars (Seripas, Cold Weather Kit Fisto, Saesee Tiin, et. al.) and wave 6 of The Vintage Collection unpunched! There are many other things packed into this display as well. You best head to your Toys R Us store ASAP and see if you can score these awesome new figures as well! And stay close with us because we have inside information of an event happening starting tomorrow at TRU as well! The announcement is coming soon, we promise! Click through to see the new floor display!

Sideshow Collectibles Sneak Peak At PF Grand Moff Tarkin

Posted by Chuck | September 10, 2011 at 08:14 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has updated their production blog with a sneak peak at the upcoming Premium Format Grand Moff Tarkin! Click through to check it out...

Detailed Deleted Scenes Commentary!

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2011 at 12:58 AM EDT |

StarWarsAficionado has an stupendous preview with step by step commentary on many of the Deleted Scenes in the Star Wars Complete Saga on Blu-ray discs. You must check it out. There are major details revealed and lots of great stills to enjoy. Click through for more.

Review: Y-wing Fighter - TAC - Toys R Us Exclusive

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

Oh man! Remember the days of getting two pack-in action figures with an exclusive vehicle for less than $30? We do, and Research Droids Reviews is so impressed with many aspects of this 2007 TRU exclusive! 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.

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Sponsor Annoucement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 09, 2011 at 07:26 PM EDT |

Swing on over to brianstoys.com to pick up the 2010 Exclusive Jabba the Hutt's Throne Room playset, recently reduced to the price of $40!  Make sure to add the Exclusive The Force Unleashed: Sith & Imperial Troopers multi-figure pack to your cart as well.

An excellent selection of Vintage AFA graded figures have been added again, including some hard to find Empire Strikes Back and 12-Back figures.  

For more of a Star Wars collectible fix, visit the newsletter!

Brian's Toys

eBay Launches Star Wars on Blu-ray Page

Posted by Chuck | September 09, 2011 at 08:11 AM EDT |

eBay has set up a pretty cool Star Wars launch page, complete with movie clips, a countdown clock and more. Stop by and check it out! And, they even used an image featuring the newly CGI-enhanced Yoda... Love it or hate it, Star Wars on Blu-ray is coming!

eBay Star Wars Countdown

 

Review: Lando Calrissian - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | September 09, 2011 at 12:20 AM EDT |

See why Research Droids Reviews is utterly disappointed in Gentle Giant's effort to bring a Lando Calrissian collectible to the marketplace. This one isn't that good 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! 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.

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Star Wars LEGO Construction Sets On Sale Fri And Sat Only!

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2011 at 10:34 PM EDT |

Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th all LEGO construction sets including Star Wars are buy one get one 50% off at Toys R Us! Stock up!

12 Inch Boba Fett Priority Pre-order Details!

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2011 at 07:21 PM EDT |

Sideshow finally comes clean and announces the Priority Pre-order date for their highly anticipated 12" Boba Fett figure. The full product reveal comeson September 13th while the Priority Pre-order will take place at 10AM PDT on September 16th. Mark your calendars! Click through for more details!

Medicom Toy 4-LOM And R5-D4 12 Inch Figure Up For Pre-order

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2011 at 07:16 PM EDT |

Sideshow has begun taking pre-orders for the ridiculously priced 4-LOM and R5-D4 Medicom Toy 12" scaled figures. Ready for this one folks? 4-LOM rings in at $239.99 and R5-D4 goes for $199.99!

   

Hasbro NY Comic Con Press Release!

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2011 at 01:36 PM EDT |

Click through to read Hasbro's Press Release for NY Comic Con at the Javits Center!

eBay Flashback: The Original Trilogy... Still Original

Posted by Chuck | September 08, 2011 at 11:20 AM EDT |

With the Star Wars Trilogy coming to Blu-Ray this month, so comes a lot of changes that have been floating around the internet over the past few weeks, and not all of them positive. Today's eBay Flashback takes us back to the original, old-school VHS, where we can be assured that Han shoots first... Click below to visit an auction featuring the Original Trilogy as it was released in the '80s!

12 Inch Utapau Shadow Trooper Coming?

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2011 at 10:43 AM EDT |

What's that anomaly all about?! Yes, that is a 12" scaled Utapau Shadow Trooper next to the new Commander Bly and Clone Commander by Sideshow Collectibles. It's posted as a tease at IGN and not much more is said about it, but check it out anyway! Hopefully it's not a custom!

Complete Deleted Scene Description List With Time Lengths!

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2011 at 10:35 AM EDT |

BleedingCool.com has an unbelievable list including time lengths of every deleted scene coming to the Star Wars saga on Blu-ray! Click through to see it all! (Special thanks to our friends at JediNews.co.uk for the heads up to this great article!)

Review: Figrin D'an (Cantina Band Leader) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2011 at 06:13 AM EDT |

Check out the Figrin D'an Mini Bust in our Research Droids Reviews today. because it's very well done! 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.

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The Vintage Collection Through VC91 Organized For Easy Viewing!

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2011 at 09:53 PM EDT |

You've likely seen our most recent Hasbro Q&A already (published just moments ago tonight), but in case you didn't, Hasbro passed along to us the complete numbering system for The Vintage Collection through VC91. We have organized it a bit better for you so it's more pleasing to the eyes and arranged by "wave". What remains unanswered however are the fates of G8-R3 and Ric Olie. They did not make it into the numbering convention.... yet. Are they cancelled? Are they delayed? What do you think? But click through and see all of the goodness that is coming!

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #97

Posted by Chuck | September 07, 2011 at 09:18 PM EDT |

Hasbro checks in with another round of answers! Click through to find out our questions (and answers), including the complete numbering of TVC through 91!

Hasbro's Q&A

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 07, 2011 at 09:07 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Front/Back Rebel Soldier (Echo Base) And Ponda Baba (Walrus Man) Pics

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2011 at 01:13 PM EDT |

JTA Facebook friend and reader Ting So comes through again big time for us and has snapped front and back close-ups of Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear) and Ponda Baba (Walrus Man). Enjoy as you click through!

Wednesday Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2011 at 12:37 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!

      

Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll Web Site Round-up

Posted by Chuck | September 07, 2011 at 11:34 AM EDT |

Having trouble finding your way through the sea of Fans' Choice voting sites? As a help to our fellow readers and colleagues we've gathered a list to help you get started. Click through for a list of sites participating in the vote so you can spread your vote around! And, don't forget you can vote in our own poll right here!

Update: More sites added! If you have a poll, send it to us!

Review: Republic Attack Shuttle - TCW - Deluxe Vehicle

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2011 at 12:01 AM EDT |

Here it is! The large "deluxe" sized Republic Attack Shuttle that transforms into an Armored Attack Base play-set. And it also has a removable cockpit that looks like it could fit in the Deluxe line perfectly. See just how amazing this vehicle is in today's Research Droids Reviews and see why one is necessary for your own 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.

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A New Deleted Scene From Episode V Sneaks Out!

Posted by Paul | September 06, 2011 at 11:10 PM EDT |

EntertainmentWeekly.com have posted a never-before-seen deleted scene from The Empire Strikes Back. The dialogue between Han and Leia is fiery. Check it out!

Attack On The Coronet Mixer And Redye Hit eBay Cheap!

Posted by Paul | September 06, 2011 at 10:15 PM EDT |

Attack On The Coronet Mixer and Redeye hit eBay for a very, very reasonable price! Click each image below to check them out up close!

   

Star Wars Action News - Episode 311

Posted by Chuck | September 06, 2011 at 09:30 PM EDT |

The internet has burned up this past week with Star Wars news and, to the surprise of no one, Lucas has made further changes to the Star Wars saga for their blu ray release. "Leave Star Wars alone" one faction typed loudly. "It's Lucas' property, he can change it however he wants" the other faction replied. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie give their opinion on the changes, why minor changes mean so much to Star Wars fans, and why all the internet ink in the world protesting the changes doesn't matter.

Another Group Photo Of Wave 8 - The Vintage Collection - Chinese Retail

Posted by Paul | September 06, 2011 at 12:21 PM EDT |

JTA Facebook friend and reader Ting So sends us a family photo of wave 8. Stay tuned as we asked him for card back images as well. But see wave 8 in unpunched glory after clicking through!

Wedge Antilles Revision Case Found At Brick And Mortar In Mexico!

Posted by Paul | September 06, 2011 at 09:18 AM EDT |

JTA Facebook friend Roberto Roque is reporting that the Wedge Antilles wave has made it into Mexico. Found at Walmart, he actually passed on the figure in favor of Yoda, Admiral Ackbar and Woof! Yikes! But the point here is that maybe the cases will make it to Walmart stores in the USA too. Keep your eyes peeled!

Review: Trade Federation AAT (Armored Assault Tank) - TCW - Vehicles

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

With all of the Expanded Universe takes on the vehicles Hasbro releases, it's really nice to see ones that actually appear in The Clone Wars television show! Research Droids Reviews sees the Trade Federation AAT (Armored Assault Tank) as a worthy addition to The Clone Wars line, but is hoping for an overhaul on the current mold or an all-new sculpt if tooling budgets allow. 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.

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More Foreign Reports Of Wave 8 Hitting - Coming To USA Soon!

Posted by Paul | September 06, 2011 at 06:04 AM EDT |

They're around the corner! JTA Facebook friend Ting So posts an image of his find from Quarry Bay Hong Kong of a Revenge Of The Jedi B-wing Pilot (Keyan Farlander) figure on our wall. These should be in the USA before we know it!

Hasbro Releases Full Details On Mail-Away Boba Fett (Prototype Armor)!

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2011 at 10:54 PM EDT |

Hasbro releases full details on the 2011 The Vintage Collection Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) mail-away exclusive. Special thanks to JTA reader antcas91 for the heads up! Click through for all of the details!

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

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2011 at 08:52 PM EDT |

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

Q&A with JTA

Hot Topics: Misdirected anger, Luke Skywalker's Tauntaun and The Clone Wars wave order confusion

Review: Imperial Snowtrooper (McQuarrie Concept) - Mini Bust

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

Gentle Giant steps up to the plate big time and translates McQuarrie's two dimensional artwork into stunning three dimensional glory with their Imperial Snowtrooper (McQuarrie Concept) Mini Bust. See why Research Droids Reviews feels that they hit this collectible out of the park. It's excellent! 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.

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An Entertaining, Albeit Awkward Interaction At TARGET!

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2011 at 12:03 AM EDT |

I had an interaction with a couple today at TARGET that was slightly entertaining for me, but overall awkward by the end. Read on for more....

Bastila Shan Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2011 at 01:19 PM EDT |

Bastila Shan hits eBay! Special thanks to JTA reader Chad Harrison for the heads-up!

TARGET Price Cuts Special Action Figure Sets And Battle Packs!

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2011 at 01:11 PM EDT |

Now through October 15th (wow!), TARGET has marked down their exclusive Special Action Figure Sets and the Battle Packs down to $17.99. This means that collectors are only paying $5.99 per figure. This is a BARGAIN!

   

Latest Star Wars Saga DVDs Recalled? No Longer An Opportunity To Buy?

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2011 at 12:54 PM EDT |

We have learned of a rumor. Please take this with a grain of salt until more in confirmed, but one of our readers has attempted to purchase some of the currently available Star Wars films on DVD. He was informed by a Walmart employee that all have been recalled. I have also not been able to find any in stock at the moment. Have we all missed the boat trying to grab the current versions? Does this mean that forever our beloved films will have Ewoks blinking? Could Lucasfilm, Ltd. be futilely trying to get rid of remaining existing versions of the Star Wars saga? More on this later as the story develops. But let us know if your experiences are different.

Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Outfit) And Ponda Baba (Walrusman) Hit China!

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2011 at 12:23 AM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com are reporting that the Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Outfit) and the new Ponda Baba (Walrusman) have been found in Hong Kong! We're not exactly sure how far they are away from the USA, but click through to read their full report!

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi [Episode III] - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2011 at 12:08 AM EDT |

Sometimes things can go so wrong for a Star Wars collectible. We think something definitely went wrong with the Entertainment Earth exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi Mini Bust. A character that most licensees can nail with relative ease, Research Droids Reviews is royally disappointed with the Gentle Giant, Ltd. Episode III interpretation of Obi-Wan Kenobi. But how will you feel? 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.

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UPDATE: Droid Factory Swap Meet AT Jedi Temple Archives

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2011 at 11:34 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives is still working on a way to successfully host an indefinite Droid Factory "Swap Meet" at our site and keep parts in stock here to serve as a collectors' resource so they can finish some of their incomplete droids. We are still looking for feedback on the best ways to handle. There is a lot of excitment about this, but we have to iron out some kinks. It would be great if you could update your thoughts and check out what others are writing in our forums about this. Please click through and read our forum post on this topic and voice your opinion. Thank you very much!

Found! TRU Exclusive Droid Attack On Coronet!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2011 at 08:07 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that The Clone Wars Droid Attack On Coronet Toys R Us exclusive has been found! Click through for their full report!

Review: Republic Fighter Tank - TCW [SOTDS] - Vehicles

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2011 at 12:01 AM EDT |

The Republic Fighter Tank is one of the best mid size vehicles Hasbro has made to date. In fact, they even think it's good and decided to repaint it and sell it again in The Clone Wars line (although it's never appeared in the television show or movie yet). See how this relatively new vehicle stacks up in our Research Droids Reviews post today! 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.

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Imperial AT-AT On Sale For $30 Off Through Labor Day

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2011 at 07:46 PM EDT |

One of our readers sent in a picture from his local Toys R Us to let everyone know that they are running a special on the BAT-AT for $30 off through Labor Day! This isn't a bad deal at all! But keep in mind that this vehicle really retailed for $99.99 most everywhere else, so it's more like $20 off instead. See below for the proof.

Sponsor Annoucement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 02, 2011 at 07:07 PM EDT |

Fly on over to Brian's Toys for the all-new Vintage-Style Y-Wing and Clone Wars Mandalorian Assault Transport vehicles!  Looking for more Vintage-Style Star Wars?  The 3-Packs are now reduced!  

If you're after the real Vintage collection, check out all the new Vintage AFA carded figures available this week.

For more great Star Wars such as limited edition artwork and statues, click here!

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See The TRU Exclusive R2-D2 USB Drive Up Close!

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2011 at 06:04 PM EDT |

JTA reader Arthur Gamboa found the TRU exclusive R2-D2 USB drive today! He sends along some very cool pictures of this item including comparison shots next to action figures and even see USB R2-D2 in the droid socket of one of Hasbro's vehicles! Cool stuff ahead! Thank you Arthur!

UPDATE: TRU Exclusive Star Wars: Republic Commando (Delta Squad)

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2011 at 03:12 PM EDT |

The Star Wars: Republic Commando (Delta Squad) TRU exclusive is back IN STOCK online! Special thanks to JTA reader Haris for the heads-up!

UPDATE: Wow! Unfortunately, this item is now OUT OF STOCK!

Auction Hunters Enter Skywalker Ranch! Spike TV Marathon!

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2011 at 02:26 PM EDT |

Set those DVRs! Spike TV goes deep into the Lucasfilm, Ltd. vault at Skywalker Ranch for an incredible Labor Day marathon which will showcase many rare and unseen things via the Auction Hunters! Click through for more!

NYCC Guest List Announced!

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2011 at 02:18 PM EDT |

Mark Hamill and Ashley Eckstein are two of the guests appearing at NY Comic Con in October! Click through to learn more!

Revenge Of The Jedi [Death Star II] SDCC Give-away!

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2011 at 06:15 AM EDT |

Holy moly! As if the "Lost Wave" of the Indiana Jones SDCC Exclusive wasn't enough, the boys at JediDefender.com are now giving away one of the highly coveted Revenge Of The Jedi [Death Star II] sets! Click through to see how you can get a chance at nabbing this very cool set!

Review: Darth Revan - Mini Bust

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

Despite Darth Revan's popularity, there are not too many toys and collectibles based on him. In fact, unless we counted incorrectly, Gentle Giant's Mini Bust is only the second item to purchase as a collectible after Hasbro's action figure (we could be wrong) (Editor's Note: We were wrong. JTA reader hopestarbrowning writes in to let us know we forgot about 2 version of Darth Malak collectibles. There is also a Mighty Mugg and a STar Wars Miniatures figure. Thank you!). See why Research Droids Reviews is happy to see another Darth Revan hit the collectible market, but wishes how more time would have been spent getting the finer details perfect. 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.

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New The Clone Wars Figures Hit eBay!

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2011 at 09:32 PM EDT |

Clone Trooper Gearshift and Clone Trooper Scythe have shown up on eBay. Get them before everyone else!

    

Gentle Giant PGM Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) Mini Bust Up For Pre-order!

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2011 at 06:10 PM EDT |

JTA affiliate Gentle Giant, Ltd. is now taking pre-orders for their PGM Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) Mini Bust. Click below to place your order!

Return Of The Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll!

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

Hasbro announces the return of the Fans' Choice poll! This is being done to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Return Of The Jedi! Click through for more!

UPDATE: Wedge Antilles Wave Of TVC In Stock At Entertainment Earth!

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2011 at 05:53 PM EDT |

Hurry! The Wedge Antilles Revision 11 Wave 3 case from The Vintage Collection is in stock as of this posting at Entertainment Earth. While Hasbro claims Wedge will be more plentiful in the future, they've also said that the Hoth Rebel Trooper variant from The Legacy Collection was coming as a running change too. Guess what happened with that one?

UPDATE: Entertainment Earth is currently showing this item as Temporarily Out Of Stock

How About A Star Wars Car For Your Collection?

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2011 at 05:48 AM EDT |

Are you looking for the grandest Star Wars collectible for your collection? How about a Star Wars car? Check out the 2005 Dodge Viper that was originally part of contest during Revenge Of The Sith! And it has less than 1000 miles! Check it out!

Review: Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead) - Mini Bust

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

No matter how you feel about Star Wars collecting in general, there is pretty much no denying that nearly every collectible format of our beloved Ithorian Momaw Nadon (whose street name Hammerhead is much more popular) has been unbelievably well made. The latest collectible, Gentle Giant, Ltd.'s Mini Bust, is another incredible display of perfection. Check out Research Droids Reviews today and see just how the Momaw Nadon (Hammerhead) Mini Bust can add great things into 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.

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