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November 2011

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | November 30, 2011 at 11:19 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Great New And Complete Photos And Review Of TVC Darth Maul!!!

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2011 at 10:50 PM EDT |

One of the forum members at Yakface.com bought an early sample of The Vintage Collection Darth Maul. You must simply just check this figure out immediately. We now have a definitive Darth Maul figure coming. Expect it to be the hardest figure to find in January! Everyone will want.... many!

Unannounced Jedi Force Exclusive Hits TARGET!

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2011 at 08:48 PM EDT |

TARGET is now putting out an unannounced Jedi Force exclusive entitled The Clone Wars Adventure Pack. It's tubular packaging is quite unique and we're pretty much shocked that Hasbro didn't announce this one. Click through to check it out!

Jedi Force Millennium Falcon Significantly Discounted

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2011 at 08:41 PM EDT |

The sign just says "limited time only," but the Jedi Force Millennium Falcon is "currently" $10 off. This is a deal! Click through for the proof!

Wave 5 Again And Again And Again And Again And Again And Again And....

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2011 at 08:35 PM EDT |

The TARGETs in my area refuse to restock with anything more than wave 5 of The Vintage Collection. Is this payback for my Gamorrean Guard purge?! Click through to see the madness!

Wave 5

Death Star Trench Run Returns To Toys R Us!

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

Good news! More units of the Death Star Trench Run have reshipped to Toys R Us. If you waited and then they sold out, check your local store again. This set is getting an unnecessarily bad rap. Learn why you should own one! Click through for the proof!

eBay Flashback: 2008's TAC Droid Factory Sets!

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2011 at 02:01 PM EDT |

The 30 (77-07) (TAC) Droid Factory Walmart exclusive sets are some of the best exclusives ever produced. It introduced Star Wars collectors to the Build A Droid concept that graced The Legacy Collection and it evenly spanned the films and the Expanded Universe to create something for everyone. If you're lucky, a complete set can be purchased very reasonably today. And many sellers offer them as individual sets too! Have you ensured that your collection has these wonderful two-packs? From the incredible new astromechs to the brilliant repaints of older classics like the 2006 VTSC Luke Skywalker: X-wing Pilot and the 1999 Episode I Watto, these are six multipacks you shouldn’t live without in your collection! (Too bad the 2009 sets stunk to high heaven!) We've also just revised all of the photo galleries and collector notes on these sets in our Research Droids Reviews too. Click HERE to read up on all six marvelous sets!

         

         

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap (2 of 2)

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2011 at 01:34 PM EDT |

Click through to see what Research Droids Reviews you may have missed with our brand new weekly recap complete with direct links and brief review synopses.

Review: Clone Commander Cody/Echo - TCW - Under The Helmet

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2011 at 02:20 AM EDT |

Check out the other Under The Helmet sets from Walmart, this time Clone Commander Cody and Clone Trooper Echo in our Research Droids Reviews and see if you need it for your collection! (You might just want this set 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.

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap (1 of 2)

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2011 at 01:05 AM EDT |

Click through to see what Research Droids Reviews you may have missed with our brand new weekly recap complete with direct links and brief review synopses. (We didn't post a recap the week of Thanksgiving, so there are going to be two for today.)

See How A GI JOE Environment Rocks For The Clone Wars Display!

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2011 at 12:06 AM EDT |

JTA reader Arthur Gamboa offers a suggestion on how to display your Boil, Waxer and Numa 12" scaled figures from Sideshow Collectibles! Click through for more!

eBay Flashback: The Clone Wars Wave 12

Posted by Chuck | November 29, 2011 at 08:18 PM EDT |

Today's eBay Flashback takes us back to another 2010 The Clone Wars wave: Wave 12. This was another awesome wave, and if you are still looking for any of these be sure to click the images below to see what their current going rate is. Anakin Skywalker and Thi Sen made their way into the Battle of Orto Plutonia Battle Pack set, but Darth Sidious, Clone Commander Stone and Commander TX-20 are all still super hot! As a matter-of-fact, as of this posting there are not any TX-20's posted on eBay! You can check out full details on these in our Research Droids Reviews and click below to check out the latest prices for these figures on eBay!

Anakin Skywalker - TCW [S2] - Basic (CW42) Thi-Sen - TCW [S2] - Basic (CW43) Clone Commander Stone - TCW [S2] - Basic (CW44) Darth Sidious - TCW [S2] - Basic (CW45) Commander TX-20 - TCW [S2] - Basic (CW46)

Sideshow Collectibles 12 Inch Clone Captain Photo Gallery

Posted by Chuck | November 29, 2011 at 08:02 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has their full preview gallery over in their production blog for the upcoming Episode II Clone Captain! Click here to check it out, as well as some nice group shots with the other clones! Look for this to go up for pre-order on December 1st at the launch of the weekly newsletter!

Sideshow Clone Captain

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

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2011 at 12:31 PM EDT |

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

Hot Topics: The Clone Wars forgotten in 2012, Revenge Of The Jedi and what's left to do for Boba Fett?!

Review: Captain Rex/Clone Trooper Fives - TCW - Under The Helmet

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2011 at 02:05 AM EDT |

It's cool to get an exclusive clone trooper in a two-pack, isn't it? It makes the purchase worthwhile. See a set just like this in our Research Droids Reviews today and see if you need it 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.

Check Out Yakface.com's Tutorial And Then See An Alternate Method

Posted by Paul | November 28, 2011 at 09:18 PM EDT |

Our pals at Yakface.com have put together a fabulous tutorial on how to make the consummate phase II Clone Trooper. They're absolutely correct to criticize the current removable helmet Hasbro uses as being much too bulky and large. Be sure to check out their cool post on what you need to do to make this figure yourself. (It's much easier than it sounds!) While I was reading the post, it inspired me to share what I have been doing as well to make a more palatable phase II clone in my collection without any permanent damage to the figures. Click through for both link's to Yakface.com's tutorial as well as photos of an even easier remedy (and for those who can't spare the thought of even drilling, poking or cutting your babies at all).

eBay Flashback: The Clone Wars Wave 11

Posted by Chuck | November 28, 2011 at 07:58 PM EDT |

Whether you are playing catch-up, just getting into The Clone Wars line or blinked-and-missed-it, 2010's The Clone Wars wave 11 is still a hot find! Hondo Ohnaka was just reissued and Aayla Secura is supposed to be coming in 2012 again, but what about Commander Bly and Clone Trooper Jek? Read all about these in our Research Droids Reviews and click below to check out the latest prices for these figures on eBay!

Aayla Secura - TCW [S2] - Basic (CW40)    Clone Trooper Jek - TCW [S2] - Basic (CW38)    Commander Bly - TCW [S2] - Basic (CW39)    Hondo Ohnaka - TCW [S2] - Basic (CW41)

Review: Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) - TVC - VC61

Posted by Paul | November 28, 2011 at 01:01 AM EDT |

Well, here it is, the Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) exclusive mail-away figure. Our sample finally arrived at our doorstep and it's the topic of discussion in our Research Droids Reviews today. This awesome action figure is another notch in the belts of Boba Fett collectors. See why you need him stat! 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.

The Clone Wars Chewbacca (CW63) Variation?

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2011 at 07:35 PM EDT |

We believe we have discovered a variation for The Clone Wars Chewbacca (CW63) figure. Click through to see comparison shots of the figure in our RDRs next to images from Yakface.com's Toyguide and Rebelscum.com's Photo Archives. We all use different lighting and angles when photographing these figures, but it appears that the latest samples (as seen in Rebelscum's Photo Archives) are sporting a new paint job. What do you think?

      

Wave 24 Of The Clone Wars Line Inundates TARGET!

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2011 at 05:25 PM EDT |

We found wave 24 of The Clone Wars line at EVERY single TARGET we visited today. The kicker is that we didn't get there until late today, after lunch time and still the armored version of Savage Opress (CW59) could be found at every location. If you're still in need of this wave and not checking daily at TARGET for it, well, we don't know how much more we can help you out! (Don't ask us about The Vintage Collection however because we found even more new cases of wave 5 with no more signs of wave 8 and 9.... again!)

Check Out This Jedi Display And Case

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2011 at 05:18 PM EDT |

JTA reader and friend The_Question proudly shows us his Jedi set-up in a specially designed display case/table. Check it out! Click through to see two perspectives of it!

JTA fan Carlos S. writes in to let us know that not all parts of the world are getting graced with new waves of figures. He lives in a high traffic area of Florida and is having quite a difficult time finding new stuff. Click through for his report!

Exclusives Update In Spain!

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2011 at 04:37 PM EDT |

JTA Spanish reader PackoM writes in with an update on what he's finding in Spain! Click through for a quick report!

Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) Helmet From eFX!

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2011 at 09:29 AM EDT |

The eFX Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) helmet goes on sale Cyber Monday at 9 AM (PST). Click through for more information!

Review: Carnor Jax/Kir Kanos - TAC - Comic Packs (No. 01)

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2011 at 01:15 AM EDT |

If you're about to say that this is the Comic Packs set that started it all, you'd be so wrong. How soon we forget about the two Comic Packs sets we received in 1996 as part of the Shadows Of The Empire line! But the Carnor Jax/Kir Kanos did reintroduce the collecting community to this medium again and Research Droids Reviews discusses the various aspects surrounding it. (It wasn't the best first choice in our opinion.) 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.

See Two 12" Figures Sideshow Collectibles Will NEVER Produce!

Posted by Paul | November 26, 2011 at 01:56 PM EDT |

Do you want a close up look at two 12" figures you'll never ever see available from Sideshow Collectibles? These rejected concepts have been relegated to prototype fodder and you can be the proud owner of these unique collectibles if and only if you have the appropriate funds. Click through to check out these gems of the 12" Infinities Darth Vader and the 12" The Force Unleashed Incinerator Trooper.

    

Great Deals at Entertainment Earth: Jabba's Throne and TIE Bomber

Posted by Chuck | November 26, 2011 at 09:34 AM EDT |

Check out these great deals at Entertainment Earth! Jabba's Throne Playset is only $19 and the TIE Bomber is $20! Plus there are more clearance and Black Friday deals to be had. Click through to check them out and more!

Jabba's Throne Playset at Entertainment Earth TIE Bomber at Entertainment Earth

Review: Rebel Commando [ROTJ] - TVC - VC26

Posted by Paul | November 26, 2011 at 01:10 AM EDT |

You probably sweated bullets wondering if this figure was going to be harder to get than Wedge Antilles, but believe it or not, Hasbro came through for collectors with the running change "Revenge Of The Jedi" Rebel Commando. Research Droids Reviews goes into some pretty deep detail to document what's unique about this figure. For example, did you know the camouflage pattern of his trench coat is different? Did you know Hasbro retooled the head of the 2006 TSC figure to make it fit like a glove? Learn about all this and 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! 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.

eBay Flashback: The Best Wave Of Comic Packs.... EVER!

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2011 at 07:15 PM EDT |

One of the best waves of Comic Packs Hasbro EVER produced barely made a splash at retail and ended up becoming the rarest (arriving at retail after months and months of one ridiculous delay after another). In fact, we were only able to find bits and pieces of it at Toys R Us and TARGET (and never a complete full wave at one time). When we posted our initial find here at JTA, it was one of our most popular news articles. And then the reviews we did on these sets are also some of our most popular reviews. The line died a grim death (at the general release level) at the peak of its perfection. The figures were super-articulated (for the most part) and the sculpts were an EU lover's dream. Unfortunately, the second wave of Legacy Collection Comic Packs command unacceptable amounts of money on eBay today. Click through to see what each fetches. Also be sure to check out our revised photo galleries in our reviews to see if these are must-have items (which they are)! (Note: Not all of these sets are immediately available on eBay because they are so rare, but bookmark this page with direct links that will take you to these Comic Packs once they become available.)

           

      

1st Annual Star Wars Music Video Festival Ceremony Show

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2011 at 05:57 PM EDT |

Our friends at the Sarlacc Pit Podcast are gearing up to broadcast The 1st Annual Music Video Festival Ceremony Show!! Click through for more information!

Holy Moly! You're Just Not Going To Believe This Store Find Folks!

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2011 at 05:16 PM EDT |

You're not going to believe this one folks. Now we're convinced that distribution is wackier than ever! Click through to see what we mean!

Plourr Ilo/Dllr Nep Comic Packs Set Two Dollars At BBTS!

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2011 at 05:03 PM EDT |

JTA reader The_Question enlightens us to a steal at JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store! The Plourr Ilo/ Dllr Nep Comic Packs internet exclusive set is only $2! Click through to purchase!

Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) Drama!

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2011 at 04:58 PM EDT |

JTA reader Anthony writes up quite a story (and well-written mind you) about his Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) mail-away figure experience. Click through to read the tale.

Review: Kashyyyk Trooper/Wookiee Warrior - TAC - Comic Packs

Posted by Chuck | November 25, 2011 at 10:15 AM EDT |

Before Revenge Of The Sith was released in theaters, comic artists had to rely on other sources (and ideas really) to replicate the battles in the film for the comic book illustrations. As a result, white BARC Troopers on Kashyyyk battling alongside Wookiees were brought to life in the pages of the comics instead of the camouflaged Elite Corps Clone Troopers from the film. And Hasbro captured this forever in a Comic Packs set! Check it out in our Research Droids Reviews today! Please feel free to leave your own comments in our 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.

Star Wars Action News - Episode 322

Posted by Chuck | November 25, 2011 at 10:12 AM EDT |

They say Christmas gets earlier every year, but now even Black Friday isn't just for Fridays any more! Starting Thanksgiving evening stores are opening with Black Friday deals to bring out the compulsive savers. On this episode of Star Wars Action News, it's our annual Black Friday sale show! Listen as the hosts run down all the Star Wars items on Sale from Toys R Us, K-Mart, Best Buy, and others so you can map out your strategy for savings! And also we list the Cyber Friday and Cyber Monday sales announced as well!

Review: Boba Fett/RA-7 Droid - TAC - Comic Packs (Exclusive)

Posted by Chuck | November 24, 2011 at 08:46 AM EDT |

We're thankful for many things: family, friends, employment and of course our Star Wars collection. And one item we're especially thankful for from Hasbro is the Boba Fett/RA-7 Droid Comic Packs set. This set contains a totally fun and entertaining version of Boba Fett and you'll probably forget he's paired with an inferior 1998 repainted figure. Check out this product in our Research Droids Reviews and hopefully we can make you thankful for it too!! Please feel free to leave your own comments in our 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 have not yet covered.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | November 23, 2011 at 09:13 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about many more cool new preorders, new arrivals, and our Black Friday Sale!

Black Friday Sale - Starts Now!

This sale ends on Monday afternoon - take advantage of our lowest prices ever on items like this:  Seacons = $30,  Star Wars 2-Pack = $2,  Macross Battlepod Exclusive = $9,  Mumm-Ra = $3,  Futurama 09 = $13, Sonicron = $29  and dozens more great deals! Stock up on all these great deals before the prices go back up on Monday - Dealers welcome to purchase in bulk.

Big Bad Toy Store

eBay Flashback: Gentle Giant Holiday Collectibles

Posted by Chuck | November 23, 2011 at 03:13 PM EDT |

The Holiday season is upon us! Today we take a look back at some high-end Star Wars items collectors can use to decorate their living rooms with. Gentle Giant got into the festive spirt starting in 2004 by sending out very limited edition gifts to select clients and customers. If you were on the naughty list and didn't get these then you will spend some hard earned coin to pick these up today! Much to collector's delight Gentle Giant made these Holiday offerings more widely availalbe starting in 2008. Click below to check out a few of these festive Mini Busts and Statues, and how much they will break your pocket-book to own. Also availalbe (but not currently listed on eBay) are the 2007 Scout Trooper Kustomz, 2009 Yak Face Mini Bust and the upcoming 2011 Darth Vader Mini Bust.

Sandtrooper Mini Bust (2004)   Salacious Crumb Mini Bust (2005)   Max Rebo Statue (2006)   Commander Cody Mini Bust (2008)   Padme Amidala Mini Bust (2010)

Review: Commander Keller/Galactic Marine - TAC - Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2011 at 01:55 AM EDT |

We always wondered why more of a connection wasn't made to Commander Keller and the Fifth Fleet Security Clone Trooper battalion. If you compare Commander Keller and the Fifth Fleet Security Clone Trooper side by side you'll probably be surprised how similar they are to each other. Check this out in more in our Research Droids Reviews 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.

Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side Trailer

Posted by Chuck | November 22, 2011 at 10:30 PM EDT |

Check out the cool trailer for the upcoming Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side over at IGN! This nifty little set will be available on February 10th. Click here to check out the full details on Amazon.com, and click the banner below to watch the trailer!

Book of Sith Trailer

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi/Bail Organa - TAC - Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2011 at 01:35 AM EDT |

The Separation Of The Twins figures didn't really meet demand at Walmart when they were released, so Hasbro gave them to Walmart again.... together again that is in an exclusive Comic Packs set. See why Research Droids Reviews asserts that the Comic Packs versions of these figures are better than the single carded releases. 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.

eBay Flashback: SDCC Revenge of the Jedi Death Star Exclusive Set

Posted by Chuck | November 21, 2011 at 11:13 PM EDT |

Well, it's been a few months now since the chaotic release of the SDCC Exclusive Revenge of the Jedi Death Star II set. We thought it might be time to see if prices have come down to Tatooine a bit. If you are still in the hunt for this set I don't think the prices will get much lower. Considering the set sold for $129.99, and what it would have cost for you to go to SDCC to get it and mail it back, you may find the price to not be too bad. The completed auctions seem to be hovering in the mid $200 range. Click here to see the latest on this set, and make sure to stop by our full Research Droids Review to see if we think this set is worth the cost (and the wait).

Vintage Rebel Command Center Adventure Set

Wave 9 Making Return Appearances At Kmart This Week

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2011 at 06:23 PM EDT |

We foud wave 9 in healthy supply again at Kmart today. Additionally, wave 8 is still coming through scattered at different locations as well. In case you didn't know this yet, basic Star Wars figures are buy one get one 50% through November 23rd.

   

Review: Clone Commando/Super Battle Droid - TAC - Comic Packs (No. 16)

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2011 at 01:25 AM EDT |

Hasbro released one of the best army building Comic Packs sets and it ended up being the last general release set in the 30 (77-07) line. See this cool two-pack in our Research Droids Reviews and find out if it's needed 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.

Wave 5 Crippling Retail Availability Of The Vintage Collection

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2011 at 09:32 PM EDT |

Oh the irony! Just as Hasbro successfully cleared out all of the Sandtroopers and Clone Troopers from the shelves of many stores to help distribution speed up, it's actually becoming counterproductive as more of the wrong waves (wave 5 specifically) including Sandtroopers and this time the yellowed 212th Battalion Clone Troopers (along with other figures that all of us had plenty of opportunity to pick up) clog shelves once again. There is now nothing but pegs drowning with wave 5 at every single TARGET in the Philly area now. (Walmart has been swimming in these since the summer.) What the heck?

eBay Flashback: Sears Exclusive Hoth Command Center Adventure Set

Posted by Chuck | November 20, 2011 at 09:30 PM EDT |

Today we take a look at another cool Vintage Sears exclusive: The Rebel Command Center Adventure Set. This Hoth playset sports a new cardboard backdrop, along with the base found in the more common Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Set. This is another cool Sears exclusive that offered packed-in figures...

Vintage Rebel Command Center Adventure Set

Wave 4 Becoming Quite Plentiful!

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2011 at 09:20 PM EDT |

We've been getting MULTIPLE reports on The Vintage Collection wave 4 store finds from Kmart to Walmart. Talk about poor distribution! Arriving nearly a year after they should have, these must have been lost in various distribution centers at Hasbro AND retail establishments. Special thanks to JTA reader Jeremiah E. for the photo!

Review: Mouse In Disguise/Basso In Disguise - Comic Packs (No. 15)

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2011 at 01:10 AM EDT |

If you never thought you'd see a Duros in stormtrooper gear, then click through to peruse Research Droids Reviews and check out a very cool Comic Packs set. It may not bring anything that new to the table, but we love it nonetheless. 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.

EchoBaseNews.com Presents Customs For A Cause!

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2011 at 06:59 PM EDT |

Our friends at EchoBaseNews.com are hosting Customs For A Cause, a customizing contest going on now to support ROAR Charity. Please click through for their press release.

Unintended Toys R Us Bargains!

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2011 at 04:00 PM EDT |

Everyone knows how difficult it is to fully translate the deals in TRU's ads. But now it seems that not even the employees at TRU can figure it out any more. Click through to see what JTA reader sjefke experienced!

Kmart Still Coming Through For Collectors: Steady Supply Of Wave 8!

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2011 at 03:21 PM EDT |

Kmart is getting a ton of wave 8 of The Vintage Collection both case revisions. We found them all although most cards were severely bent or torn. (Oh well, at least we found them.) And we were treated to a huge surprise as Kmart ran a special sale from 8AM until 12PM today for all toys: Buy One Get One 50% off. This made the trip out there completely worthwhile! If you still have Kmart stores near you, just make a stop because you may be surprised by what you find there.

eBay Flashback: Sears Exclusive Cloud City Playset

Posted by Chuck | November 19, 2011 at 03:19 PM EDT |

Whether you are into Vintage collecting or not, it's always fun to check out some of the unique Vintage items availalbe on eBay! Check out this very nice Cloud City Playset, a Sears exclusive cardboard playset, and predecessor to our modern day cardboard Cantina and Jabba's Palace playsets.

Vintage Sears Cloud City Playset

Sponsor Annoucement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | November 19, 2011 at 03:16 PM EDT |

This week's Brian's Toys newsletter knocks it out of the park!  The Vintage section has been reloaded with great items, particularly of the ESB 21-Back AFA variety.  Place your pre-orders for some great Gentle Giant and Sideshow, including the sixth scale DX Series Luke Bespin, 12" Jumbo Walrus Man, and the General Veers Mini Bust!

For more great items, visit the newsletter at http://www.brianstoys.com/nl!

Brian's Toys

Wave 24 First At Walmart In August - Now TRU And TARGET In November

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2011 at 03:09 PM EDT |

Last we we reported finding the very elusive wave 24 of The Clone Wars line at Toys R Us. This weekend we found it multiple times ar TARGET. It looks like this wave will be getting out there now. Don't overpay for the armored version of Savage Opress!

Lost And Found

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

The poor little guy didn't make it. It was found in the parking lot of a Philly area TARGET.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | November 19, 2011 at 09:17 AM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Lieutenant Jundland/Deena Shan - TAC - Comic Packs (No. 14)

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2011 at 01:15 AM EDT |

Were you aware that we got "a" Juno Eclipse before we got "the" Juno Eclipse? Do you want to know what this means? Then click through to our Research Droids Reviews and discover what a "prepaint" 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.

The Vintage Collection Wave 8 Update! Fellow Collectors Speak Up!

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2011 at 09:28 PM EDT |

Thanks to all of our readers who wrote in letting us know of all their finds. It is evident by your reports that wave 8 is really starting to hit out there now, but I don't know what is happening to the Philly area at the moment. Click through to see what your fellow collectors are finding. Special thanks to JTA Facebook friend Andrew J. for posting the included picture on our Facebook page!

BADs Easy As 1-2-3! Get Your Build A Droids All At Once!

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2011 at 12:51 PM EDT |

Are you looking for any of the awesome Build A Droids or need to complete one and can't find that missing part to save your life? eBay seller tunghori has 9 of the Build A Droid (BAD) figures in stock complete and while BG-J38 commands a hefty premium, the rest are perfectly priced. Click through to see if you can acquire any more droids for your collection!

    

   

Review: Koffi Arana/Bultar Swan - TAC - Comic Packs (No. 13)

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2011 at 01:05 AM EDT |

We continue plugging through the 30 (77-07) Comic Packs line in our Research Droids Reviews and up next are two chracters from the Prequel Trilogy in EU garb. 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! 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.

Toys R Us Friday And Saturday Only ALL Star Wars Coupon!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2011 at 11:45 PM EDT |

Toys R Us has just sent out notification of a Friday and Saturday only Buy 1 Get 1 50% off coupon for ALL Star Wars action figures and play sets. You must use attached coupon. Click through our article to see it. They also have the Death Star Trench Run pictured in the ad with this advertisement (click through to see it in full). If you can team up with a fellow Star Wars collector, you can get two of these expensive sets for $120, or $60 each which is a very fair price for this item. But whatever you do, make sure you're at TRU Friday and Saturday with this coupon!!

TARGET Still Coming Through For Some Collectors!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2011 at 11:02 PM EDT |

Despite the Philly area getting bombarded with wave 5 (we always have great luck for the most part, but not now), wave 8 is still hitting various sporadic TARGET locations throughout the USA. JTA reader Allen writes in with his latest find. Click through for his report!

Get Acquainted With The Militaries Of Star Wars 12 inch Figure Line!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2011 at 10:15 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles sent out a great teaser ad to help promote some of their greatest in-stock figures in their Militaries Of Star Wars collection, namely clone commanders and clone captains. These are three figures you should have in your collection anyhow, whether you're a 12" collector or not. If you'd like to learn more about the 12" Commander Cody, Captain Rex or Commander Bly figures, we have a full review and gallery on each figure in our Research Droids Reviews right now. Click through to see the whole ad and for links to our reviews!

Enough Already With Wave 5!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2011 at 07:49 PM EDT |

Hasbro - please stop sending wave 5 to TARGET and Walmart. We need wave 8 and 9 instead. Please don't make cleaning off the pegs moot by cluttering them up again with the least impressive wave in the entire The Vintage Collection. You loaded Walmart's floor displays with it and now your stocking this wave on the pegs. We don't need any more incorrect Han Solo (Yavin Ceremony), Build A Droid R5-D4 or yellow 212th Attack Battalion clone action figures... among many other carried forward figures ANYMORE!

Sideshow Announces 442nd Siege Battalion Clone And Clone Captain!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2011 at 07:01 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles previews two new upcoming clone troopers, one phase I and one phase II. And it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We see a Christmas theme here: green and red! It's incredible that Sideshow Collectibles in making the 442nd Siege Battalion (they misspelled "Battalion") clone trooper. Never expected that flavor of clone trooper to be made by any other license than Hasbro! Click through for more!

Hot Toys Luke Skywalker (Bespin Outfit) Up For Pre-Order!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2011 at 06:57 PM EDT |

Pre-order the Sideshow Collectibles/Hot Toys Luke Skywalker (Bespin Outfit) 12 inch figure right now! This baby is amazing. At least check out the amazing photos!

Ric Olie And Naboo Pilot: Buy Them Now!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2011 at 12:40 PM EDT |

Buy Rick Olie for $18.99 or the Naboo Pilot for$16.99 right now if you can't wait until January 30, 2012!

    

2012 The Vintage Collection Darth Sidious On eBay!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2011 at 12:33 PM EDT |

The 2012 TVC Darth Sidious is up for auction of eBay!

2012 The Vintage Collection Ben Quadinaros On eBay!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2011 at 12:30 PM EDT |

The 2012 TVC Ben Quadinaros is up for auction of eBay!

2012 The Vintage Collection Daulty Dofine On eBay!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2011 at 12:27 PM EDT |

The 2012 TVC Daulty Dofine is up for auction of eBay!

2012 The Vintage Collection Naboo Royal Guard On eBay!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2011 at 12:24 PM EDT |

The 2012 TVC Naboo Royal Guard is up for auction of eBay!

2012 The Vintage Collection Queen Amidala On eBay!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2011 at 12:20 PM EDT |

The 2012 TVC Queen Amidala is up for auction of eBay!

2012 The Vintage Collection Quinlan Vos On eBay!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2011 at 12:20 PM EDT |

The 2012 TVC Quinlan Vos is up for auction of eBay!

2012 The Vintage Collection Anakin Skywalker On eBay!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2011 at 12:14 PM EDT |

The 2012 TVC Anakin Skywalker is up for auction of eBay!

Review: Baron Fel/Hobbie Klivian - TAC - Comic Packs (No. 12)

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2011 at 09:18 AM EDT |

Here's another excellent Comic Packs set and these two characters actually appeared in the films! See why Research Droids Reviews would recommend to Hasbro to use Baron Fel as the basis for the next realistically styled TIE Fighter Pilot action 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.

ATTENTION: JTA Facebook Contest Winners!

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2011 at 10:59 PM EDT |

ATTENTION: JTA Facebook Contest Winners! Thank you for your patience waiting for the next steps. Please email your complete mailing address to: paul@jeditemplearchives.com. We hope to mail everything out no later than the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Congratulations again to all of our winners!

Another Chance At The Bomb Squad Clone Trooper!

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2011 at 10:48 PM EDT |

World famouse eBayer tunghori also gets in the Bomb Squad Clone Trooper and shows it off at a new angle. Check it out up close. And if you're impatient, you can pick it up for less than $7!

Early Arrival Of Sideshow Collectibles' Holiday Yoda!

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2011 at 12:47 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has just sent our emails to those that pre-ordered the Holiday Yoda that they have arrived in their warehouse and are ready to ship. If you're interested in getting this item shipped now, contact their customer service department to do so.

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2011 at 12:36 PM EDT |

Click through to see what Research Droids Reviews you may have missed with our brand new weekly recap complete with direct links and brief review synopses.

Even More Images Of Upcoming 2012 Product!

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2011 at 12:32 PM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have one more gallery we missed, this time of Deluxe "stuff" and vehicles! Check them out!

Yakface.com's Toyguide Re-Opening For Business!

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2011 at 12:29 PM EDT |

Our pals at Yakface.com are busy reactivating their awesome Toyguide into their recently redesigned website. While it likely needs no introduction from us, this amazing archive is a great help to collectors like you who need to see action figures at every angle possible in addition to helpful facts about them. Take some time and scan their database. A great deal of time and effort went into it. You may just learn a thing or two!

Hot Toys Luke Skywalker (Vader Apparition) Detail Revealed!

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2011 at 12:22 PM EDT |

Hot Toys reveals on their Facebook page a Luke Skywalker "Vader apparition" accessory to what is obvioulsy coming with their 12" figure later next year. Yes, that is a toy pictured below. Click through for more!

Our The Vintage Collection Boba Fett [ROTJ] Article Translated In French

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2011 at 12:17 PM EDT |

Our brief article on The Vintage Collection running change Boba Fett [ROTJ] has been translated by our friends at Toyzmag.com for their French and French-Canadian readers. We'd like to divert our French and French-Canadian readers as well to this article. Special thanks to BlasterEli for the nod! If you need more information on this running change, please be sure to stop by our Research Droids Reviews to learn more about it! Click HERE for the review.

      

Star Wars Action News - Episode 321

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2011 at 12:11 PM EDT |

They say Christmas gets earlier and earlier every year, but now the holiday creep has aftershocks! Hit your local stores and the Christmas items are out in full force barely two weeks into November, and on this week's Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie run down the Star Wars holiday gifts you can find at your local retail outlets, including Christmas ornaments, candy dispensers, candy canes, and more! Click through for more!

Review: Princess Leia/Darth Vader - TAC - Comic Packs (No. 09)

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2011 at 01:20 AM EDT |

How do you feel about Princess Leia taking over Luke's role in The Empire Strikes Back? Hasbro decided to develop a Comic Packs set of this as first seen in the Star Wars: Infinities comic series and it's the subject of our Research Droids Reviews today. (Didn't we all learn our lesson about messing with the past by watching the Back To The Future films?) 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.

eBay Flashback: Complete Loose Set of Vintage 12 inch Figures

Posted by Chuck | November 15, 2011 at 08:26 PM EDT |

Here's a chance to score the entire set of vintage 12 inch figures, all twelve of them. This loose set looks to be in great condition! Click through to see where this auction stands and to get an idea of what a loose set like this will set you back. You could always ask for it for Christmas!

12-Back Vinyl Caped Jawa

Loose Production Images Of 2012 The Vintage Collection Figures!

Posted by Paul | November 15, 2011 at 11:03 AM EDT |

JediDefender.com via HobbyStockcn.com has even more loose images of The Vintage Collection wave 1 (2012) figures. These are production samples and not prototypes for promotional images. Click through to check them all out!

    

Review: Luke Skywalker/Mara Jade - TAC - Comic Packs (No. 09)

Posted by Paul | November 15, 2011 at 01:05 AM EDT |

The Comic Packs line by Hasbro reached into many different stories and today's Research Droids Reviews focuses on the comic that introduced us to Luke's future wife. Funny she actually tried to kill him upon their first meeting. 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.

The Vintage Collection: Boba Fett (TESB) Versus Boba Fett (ROTJ)

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM EDT |

JTA reader Chad asked to see a comparison shot of 2010's TVC Boba Fett (TESB) next to the newly available 2011 TVC Boba Fett (ROTJ). Please note that the Boba Fett on the left is the first issue TESB version and not the corrected version with the enhanced paint job. Boba Fett (TESB) is a repaint of the 2008 Evolutions figure and Boba Fett (ROTJ) is a repaint of the 2004 VOTC figure. Click through for more!

Discover The Force Walmart Exclusive Naboo Pilot

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2011 at 11:03 AM EDT |

The Walmart exclusive "Discover The Force" Naboo Pilot is also available on eBay.

Bomber Squad Clone Trooper - Army Build Him Cheaply Now!

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2011 at 10:07 AM EDT |

The totally awesome Bomber Squad Clone Trooper is also on eBay for less than $8! Army build him cheaply now! Check out this figure and more from HobbyStock on eBay!

Get Cutup Early And Cheap!

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2011 at 10:03 AM EDT |

Cutup is also available from HobbyStock for less than $8!

TVC's See-Threepio (C-3PO) Gone From Retail But Cheap On eBay!

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2011 at 10:02 AM EDT |

The Vintage Collection's See-Threepio (C-3PO) has all but vanished from retail, but you can get one for less than $6 loose on eBay! Check it out!

Loose Captain Fordo From ARC Troopers Battle Packs Set Under $8!

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2011 at 09:53 AM EDT |

Wow! A loose The Clone Wars interpreted version of Captain Fordo for under $8 is on eBay from the impossible to find ARC Troopers Battle Packs set. Get this meta-animated verison of Captain Fordo now!

The Very First Movie Heroes Figure Hits eBay! Check It Out!

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2011 at 09:12 AM EDT |

The first figure from the Movie Heroes line has hit eBay, courtesy of HobbyStock. While we have seen this figure before and no doubt know it is inferior by today's standards, we looked closely and realized that Hasbro really tightened up the paint job on Maul's face and he looks very sharp now. Click through to check it out closely, or buy it now for less than $7 on eBay! Special thanks to JTA reader Ordo Skirata for the head's up!

Review: A'Sharad Hett/Dark Woman - TAC - No. 08

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2011 at 01:40 AM EDT |

Another Comic Packs set becomes the focus of Research Droids Reviews again and it's a set that is done very well, but interestingly may not appeal to all EU collectors. 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.

A'Sharad Hett/Dark Woman

eBay Flashback: Original Star Wars One-Sheets

Posted by Chuck | November 13, 2011 at 01:43 PM EDT |

Today's Flashback takes a look at some of the original beauties you can find in the poster collecting niche. These originals will set you back a pretty penny, unless you are happy to buy reproductions. Click below to see what just a few of these rare collectibles will set you back!

      

It seems (perhaps) that Kmart (at the moment) may be your best bet for new Star Wars figures. We went back to the same Kmart where we found wave 8 of The Vintage Collection and found two (2) brand new cases of wave 4 (the Attack Of The Clones wave from very early this year) and well as other new figures. Click through for more if you're interested!

Review: Boba Fett [ROTJ] - TVC - Basic (VC09)

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2011 at 01:10 AM EDT |

No one gets tired or bored of Boba Fett, does he/she? Well, if you don't, then check out the latest in our Research Droids Reviews today. It's a chase figure and it has differences to the VOTC version (from 2004) and the enhancements are all for the 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.

eBay Flashback: Scramble On Yavin Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2011 at 02:59 PM EDT |

Probably one of the top three greatest Battle Packs of all time was 2009's The Legacy Collection Scramble On Yavin set. With an awesome red and black R5 unit, Garven Dreis and the unbelievable speeder with Ground Crew technician, it's a must have for every collection. It wasn't necessarily rare when it was originally released, but it's highly sought after today. Only 50% of it got reissued in the "Shadow Of The Dark Side" line this year as a TRU exclusive. Can you finish up the pieces you're missing by resorting to eBay? It may be easier than you think. Check out the available auctions for this wonderful Battel Packs set!

      

Found! TCW Wave 24 Returns To Retail.... At Toys R Us This Time!

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2011 at 01:58 PM EDT |

Those of you desperately searching high and low for the armored version of Savage Opress, Even Piell and Chewbacca, try checking out your local Toys R Us. Three of the stores in the Philly area alone had one case each of wave 24. This wave also contains the first Build A Droid in The Clone Wars line R7-D4 and a second chance at Jar Jar Binks! Click through for proof.

Found! The Vintage Collection Wave 8 Bombards Kmart - But Not All Of It!

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2011 at 01:51 PM EDT |

We are happy to report that we found "most of" wave 8 of The Vintage Collection in multiple Philadelphia-area Kmarts this morning. Nowhere to be found however are the "Revenge" versions of Princess Leia (Slave Outfit), Stormtrooper and the black variant of the Rebel Commando. We also couldn't find multiple "Return" versions of the figures that make up this wave either including Darth Vader for example. It appears as if the remix case of wave 8 has not hit retail as of yet. Your mileage may vary of course. Click through for proof. We'd say Hasbro mismanaged this chase promotion very badly. It's November for heaven's sake and we're now just barely seeing this stuff.

Review: Quinlan Vos/Vilmarh Grahrk - TAC - Comic Packs (No. 05)

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2011 at 01:45 AM EDT |

Quinlan Vos fans weren't that impressed with the first action figure version of Quinlan Vos, although many others were very happy with it. See how Research Droids Reviews ranks this Comic Packs set. We are focusing on the remaining Comic Packs we haven't knocked out yet during the month of November to help kill some time before the new 2012 product year hits! 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 | November 11, 2011 at 08:20 PM EDT |

Select Gentle Giant 12" jumbo vintage figures have been reduced by 20%! Get Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Chebacca, and more at $59.99.  Also reduced is the Wampa plush doll from Celebration V in Orlando, FL.  Yours for only $49.99. 

Check out other great items this week, such as the Sideshow 12" Utapau Shadow Trooper and more at www.brianstoys.com!

Brian's Toys

eBay Flashback: Vintage Early Bird Kit with DT Luke Skywalker!

Posted by Chuck | November 11, 2011 at 02:32 PM EDT |

Check out one of the coolest vintage collectibles to own! The original mail-away Early Bird Kit, this one featuring the rare double-telescoping lightsaber Luke Skywalker! These sets came with both versions of Luke, and the DT lightsaber version is the most desired! Click below to check out the first figures that started it all, along with all the 'goodies' packaged with this set!

Upcoming The Vintage Collection Darth Vader Coming On Star Wars Card!

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

The Vintage Collection Darth Vader figure shown at NYCC will be featured on an Episode IV card back making it the first time there will be a modern Episode IV version of Darth Vader in "vintage" packaging! Check out our Q&A session for more information.

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #98

Posted by Chuck | November 11, 2011 at 11:19 AM EDT |

We've received our answers to last months questions from the Hasbro Q&A! Check out all the details!

Hasbro's Q&A

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi/ARC Trooper - TAC - Comic Packs (No. 07)

Posted by Paul | November 11, 2011 at 01:20 AM EDT |

Another great Comic Packs set is the focus of Research Droids Reviews today. See an updated ARC Trooper sculpt and a fantastic version of an Episode III-ish version of Obi-Wan Kenobi (with one of the finest head sculpts this side of the galaxy). We are focusing on the remaining Comic Packs we haven't knocked out yet during the month of November to help kill some time before the new 2012 product year hits! 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.

The Clone Wars (TPM 3D) Packaging Carded Images!

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2011 at 08:38 PM EDT |

Sandtroopers.com also have carded images of The Clone Wars line. (Take special note of Chewbacca. It looks like they significantly lightened up his face!) But be sure to check them all out!

The Vintage Collection 2012 Wave 1 Carded Images!

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2011 at 07:19 PM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have carded images of the The Vintage Collection The Phantom Menace wave! Check them out!

Sandtroopers.com Has Movie Heroes Carded Images!

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2011 at 07:16 PM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have carded images of the Movie Heroes line! Check them out!

Found! The Vintage Collection Wave 8 Hits TARGET Outside Of Philly!

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2011 at 06:05 PM EDT |

We have just found wave 8 at TARGET outside of Philly. Time to start stalking your local toy aisles again. This wave contains the rest of the "Revenge" card backs in addition to the running changes of Boba Fett and Rebel Commando.

Interesting Article! Live Action TV Show Impending?

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2011 at 04:13 PM EDT |

So, click through and read this article. What do you think this could be about? Come back and Disqus it with us!

eBay Flashback: 4-LOM (Vintage Versus Modern Compare)

Posted by Chuck | November 10, 2011 at 03:32 PM EDT |

Today we look at the flip side of our article from earlier this week. This time, we look at how the Vintage 4-LOM compares to the modern... 4-LOM. Since Hasbro has not yet released 4-LOM's replacement Zuckuss in the regular line, we'll see how he compares to the Celebration V exclusive, where Hasbro paid homage to the Vintage 'mistake'. Find out which one will hurt your wallet more... the "Vintage" version or the Modern version.

4-LOM (Vintage)   4-LOM (TVC Exclusive)

Star Wars Action News - Episode 320

Posted by Chuck | November 10, 2011 at 12:26 PM EDT |

As Star Wars toy collectors know, right now at Target are two new items that are sure to take Gen X-ers back to their childhood--an Empire Strikes Back Tauntaun in vintage packaging, and Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder in vintage packaging recalling the packaging from the 1978 original. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, Jerry takes the landspeeder up to 88 miles per hour and travels back in time to look at the actual vintage Kenner Landspeeder, and compare it with Target's current exclusive release and all the Landspeeder releases in between!

Death Star Trench Run Is Flying Off Of Shelves

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2011 at 09:53 AM EDT |

This post is not intended to incite panic on the part of our readers and depending upon what area you live your mileage will certainly vary, but Toys R Us' promotional price of the Death Star Trench Run to $79.99 is really moving the product. At three of my local TRU stores there was a skid of them that was significantly taller than me (and I am over 6' tall) and there were less than 5 units left (or less) at each store as of yesterday. While there has certainly been plenty of grumbling about this set, there is no denying just how awesome the updates to the X-wing fighter are. If you need some additional information on this set to help make your decision, check out our full gallery and review on this cool exclusive HERE. It's quite possible this item won't make it to the clearance racks.

          

Review: Luke Skywalker/R2-D2 - TAC - Comic Packs (No. 06)

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2011 at 01:25 AM EDT |

The Marvel-inspired Comic Packs started off rough, but the one featured in Research Droids Reviews today is one fine exception. A super-articulated animated verison of Luke Skywalker and a very white R2-D2 make up this two-pack and it's aged wondefully since its original release. As a reminder, we will be focusing on the remaining Comic Packs we haven't knocked out yet during the month of November to help kill some time before the new 2012 product year hits! 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 | November 09, 2011 at 05:43 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

JTA Facebook Contest: MISSION #10 GRAND PRIZE Winner!!!

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2011 at 03:54 PM EDT |

Congratulations to JTA reader and Facebook friend Jason Haden. You are the GRAND PRIZE winner of MISSION #10 and will be receiving The Clone Wars' Republic Attack Shuttle!

JTA Facebook Contest: MISSION #9 Winner!!!

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2011 at 02:31 PM EDT |

Congratulations to JTA reader and Facebook friend Benji Stein. You are the winner of MISSION #9 and will be receiving The Clone Wars' Ahsoka!

JTA Facebook Contest: MISSION #8 Winner!!!

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2011 at 02:30 PM EDT |

Congratulations to JTA reader and Facebook friend Ron Lu. You are the winner of MISSION #8 and will be receiving The Vintage Collection's Bastila Shan!

JTA Facebook Contest: MISSION #7 Winner!!!

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2011 at 02:28 PM EDT |

Congratulations to JTA reader and Facebook friend Andrew Thompson. You are the winner of MISSION #7 and will be receiving The Vintage Collection's Ponda Baba (Walrus Man)!

JTA Facebook Contest: MISSION #6 Winner!!!

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2011 at 02:23 PM EDT |

Congratulations to JTA reader and Facebook friend Jesse Bush. You are the winner of MISSION #6 and will be receiving The Vintage Collection's Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)!

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2011 at 12:32 PM EDT |

Click through to see what Research Droids Reviews you may have missed with our brand new weekly recap complete with direct links and brief review synopses.

You Can Now Army Build The Unique Saleucami BARC Trooper!

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2011 at 08:59 AM EDT |

We're going to be be getting a few of these for ourselves. Hasbro has released Commander Neyo multiple times already, but when it came time to rerelease the Saleucami Trooper in The Legacy Collection, Hasbro just stuck a clean version of Commander Neyo in the package instead of this clone trooper. This BARC Trooper has a unique head sculpt and has been sought after ever since the Walmart exclusive Battle Packs set Treachery On Saleucami has disappeared. Get your unique BARC Trooper for less than $7!

Review: Anakin Skywalker/Assassin Droid - TAC - Comic Packs (No. 11)

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2011 at 02:10 AM EDT |

The Comic Packs set that is the subject of today's Research Droids Reviews is absolutely one of the nicest sets in the entire run. It's based on a very violent period of the Clone Wars and it came with two all-new figures. The sculpting and paint jobs are beautiful and we suggest checking it out up close! We will be focusing on the remaining Comic Packs we haven't knocked out yet during the month of November. 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.

TCW ARC Troopers Battle Packs Set Loose - Watch This Auction!

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2011 at 12:26 PM EDT |

Hey, check this out! This is probably an auction you're going to want to follow on eBay. It's a loose set of the ULTRA rare ARC Troopers Battle Packs set from 2010. The auction is holding right now at under $20. The packaged version commands ridiculous prices, but this may be your chance to attain this set loose for a great price! Auction ends in three days and nine hours from this posting date and time. Follow it!

eBay Flashback: 12-Back Vinyl Caped Jawa

Posted by Chuck | November 08, 2011 at 12:17 PM EDT |

Taking us back to the very beginning and easily one of the top 10 most rare vintage carded figures, check out what it will set you back to own a 12-Back carded Vinyl Caped Jawa! A full search shows many options available at different levels of quality, including quite a few authenticated loose ones such as this one. Is this one worthy of your collection?

12-Back Vinyl Caped Jawa

JTA Facebook Contest: MISSION #5 Winner!!!

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2011 at 12:03 PM EDT |

Congratulations to JTA reader and Facebook friend Chris Schoonover. You are the winner of MISSION #5 and will be receiving The Vintage Collection's Bom Vimdin (Cantina Patron)!

JTA Facebook Contest: MISSION #4 Winner!!!

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT |

Congratulations to JTA reader and Facebook friend Brandon Yeh. You are the winner of MISSION #4 and will be receiving The Vintage Collection's Gamorrean Guard!

JTA Facebook Contest: MISSION #3 Winner!!!

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2011 at 10:56 AM EDT |

Congratulations to JTA reader and Facebook friend Jeffrey Rykken. You are the winner of MISSION #3 and will be receiving The Vintage Collection's Rebel Fleet Trooper!

JTA Facebook Contest: MISSION #2 Winner!!!

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2011 at 10:53 AM EDT |

Congratulations to JTA reader and Facebook friend Daryl Beck. You are the winner of MISSION #2 and will be receiving The Vintage Collection's ARC Trooper Commander [Captain Fordo]!

JTA Facebook Contest: MISSION #1 Winner!!!

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2011 at 10:50 AM EDT |

Congratulations to JTA reader and Facebook friend Chris Sjarif. You are the winner of MISSION #1 and will be receiving The Vintage Collection's Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear)!

Review: Governor Tarkin/Stormtrooper - TAC - Comic Packs (No. 03)

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2011 at 01:10 AM EDT |

Since there is little to no new product coming for the rest of the year (with very few exceptions), Research Droids Reviews will be focusing on the remaining Comic Packs we haven't knocked out yet during the month of November (and we'll be throwing in some random things in between as well). Check out another set that was available at brick and mortar prior to the official launch of the 30 (77-07) line, but be forewarned that this may be the weakest of all the Marvel inspired Comic Packs 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.

Great Coupon Code At HasbroToyShop.com!

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2011 at 10:15 PM EDT |

Use coupon code FSFAM11 to get 25% off and FREE shipping at HasbroToyShop.com!

The Clone Wars Figures Are On Sale At TARGET

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2011 at 10:09 PM EDT |

The Clone Wars figures are on sale at TARGET for $6.99 through November 12th.

Star Wars Collector Kills Wife After She Destroys His Collection

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2011 at 07:25 PM EDT |

An obviously mentally unstable Manchester man kills his wife after she destroyed his Star Wars collection. Click through for more.

Darth Vader Helmet Art Contest!

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2011 at 06:55 PM EDT |

In the spirit of The Darth Vader Project, HalloweenCostumes.com selected 25 artists to create an original art piece using an authentic replica Darth Vader helmet for the Darth Vader Helmet Art Contest. Winners will be chosen on November 30, 2011, and the top three winners will each receive a cash prize. The helmets will then be auctioned off to benefit local Minnesota charities, The Midwest Art Catalyst and The Miracle League of North Mankato. Details of the auction are TBD. Click through for more!

We have another neo-classic figure to compare against the modern The Vintage Collection figure, this time Anakin Skywalker (Peasant Disguise). As usual, the question is which version will hurt your wallet more. The answer should be obvious, right? Will it be the "Vintage" version or the Modern version?

   

Jedi Temple Archives Facebook Contest RECAP: See The Answers!

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2011 at 02:32 PM EDT |

Here is the recap of our Jedi Temple Archives Facebook Contest! We have all the answers prepared for you in a cool format so click through and see if you answered them all correctly or not! Winners will be announced shortly - maybe 1 or 2 days! Thank you for your patience!

Review: Chewbacca/Han Solo - TAC - Comic Packs (No. 04)

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2011 at 08:49 AM EDT |

Since there is little to no new product for the rest of the year (with very few exceptions), Research Droids Reviews will be focusing on the remaining Comic Packs we haven't knocked out yet during the month of November (and we'll be throwing in some random things in between as well). Check out another set that was available at brick and mortar prior to the official launch of the 30 (77-07) line and it contained the first super-articulated version of Han Solo in stormtrooper disguise! Do you own both versions of it though? 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.

Jedi Temple Archives Facebook Contest Has Ended!

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2011 at 01:00 AM EDT |

Thank you to all who participated in our Jedi Temple Archives Facebook Contest this weekend! Our contest is officially over now. We picked up a lot of new friends and it is our hope you stick with us for years to come. We will have to do this again soon! Thank you once again! Stay tuned for a winners' announcement and a recap of the MISSIONs and the correct answers to them.

eBay Flashback: Zuckuss/4-LOM (Vintage Versus Modern Compare)

Posted by Chuck | November 06, 2011 at 10:15 PM EDT |

Whether you are old school or new school, you likely know how the Vintage Zuckuss compares to the Modern 4-LOM. Hasbro decided to fix this very old error when they released Zuckuss as the new-and-improved 4-LOM. So, now we get one of the few modern updates that doesn't quite match its Vintage carded counterpart, unless you count the Celebration V exclusive, where Hasbro treated fans to the real Vintage Zuckuss. So, just how does it compare? Check out how the "Vintage" version stacks up to the Modern version...

Zuckuss (Vintage)   4-LOM (VC10)

Jedi Temple Archives Facebook Contest: MISSION #10

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2011 at 07:00 PM EDT |

MISSION #10 will either kill you or make you stronger. We're hoping for the latter of course. This will be a very difficult task and right now we don't have any clues planned to help you out. It is possible to complete (actually it's quite easy), but you'll probably need lots of time, unless you're very lucky. And right now all of you only have 6 hours to complete it. Click through for MISSION #10 and see if you'll score the GRAND PRIZE! Good luck to all!

MISSION #10

Jedi Temple Archives Facebook Contest: MISSION #9

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

This will be an easy one because the last MISSION will be brutal! Click through for MISSION #9 and score something Togruta-ish for your collection!

MISSION #9

Jedi Temple Archives Facebook Contest: MISSION #8

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2011 at 01:57 PM EDT |

OK, this is the one you've been waiting for! There are two more MISSIONs after this one and the contest runs through 11:59 PM EST tonight. Sorry if we confused you. We put 12 PM Sunday by mistake on the preliminary rules.Click through for MISSION #8 and see if you can secure a Fans' Choice figure for your collection.

MISSION #8

Jedi Temple Archives Facebook Contest: MISSION #7

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2011 at 08:26 AM EDT |

If we could turn back time, we probably would have started off Research Droids Reviews in a very different way. But click through for MISSION #7 and take notes on how it all started and you could win another alcoholic from Chalmun's Cantina.

MISSION #7

Jedi Temple Archives Facebook Contest: MISSION #6

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2011 at 07:18 AM EDT |

Here is another brain teaser for you. Click through for MISSION #6 which will score you an awesome modern update to a classic smuggler (not that there's anything wrong with that).

MISSION #6

Review: Darth Vader/Rebel Officer - TAC - Comic Packs (No. 02)

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2011 at 01:05 AM EDT |

Since there is little to no new product for the rest of the year (with very few exceptions), Research Droids Reviews will be focusing on the remaining Comic Packs we haven't knocked out yet during the month of November. Check out the first set that was available at brick and mortar prior to the official launch of the 30 (77-07) line! Do you own both versions of it though? 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.

Jedi Temple Archives Facebook Contest: MISSION #5

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2011 at 06:49 PM EDT |

Bom Vimdin has drank way too much at Chalmun's Cantina and is making up stories to the other patrons at the bar. He obviously can't remember some facts about his existence (or lack thereof) in the toy line. We need you to straighten out these facts about him for us. Click through for MISSION #5 and if you successfully complete it, you'll have your very own Bom Vimdin action figure to keep better tabs on him. (And we don't mean "bar tabs".)

MISSION #5

eBay Flashback: MagnaGuard ("Vintage" Versus Modern Compare)

Posted by Chuck | November 05, 2011 at 02:07 PM EDT |

Today we look back at the first version released of the MagnaGuard, also known as Grievous' Body Guard. This one gets a nice makeover in the new TVC line, so which one will set you back more? The "Vintage" version or the Modern version?

Grievous' Body Guard (2005 ROTS)   MagnaGuard (VC18)

Jedi Temple Archives Facebook Contest: MISSION #4

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2011 at 12:29 PM EDT |

MISSION #4, should you decide to take it on, is a bit harder than the previous ones. But it's for a majorly sought after and very hard to find figure. And should you be lucky enough to win this prize, it should pair nicely with two fried eggs. Click through for MISSION #4.

MISSION #4

UPDATE: We posted a few clues on our Facebook page.

Jedi Temple Archives Facebook Contest: MISSION #3

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2011 at 07:18 AM EDT |

This Hasbro action figure may have been fleeting in two ways, but see if you can make him a little more secure in your collection by completing the next task. Click through for MISSION #3.

MISSION #3

Review: Utapau Shadow Trooper - Militaries Of Star Wars - 12 Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2011 at 07:02 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles surprised us all with the immediately available and ready to ship 12" Utapau Shadow Trooper. It's quite possible though that collectors are over "shadow" clones but take a few moments anyway to check out today's Research Droids Reviews because this is honestly one awesome collectible! 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.

Jedi Temple Archives Facebook Contest: MISSION #2

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2011 at 01:30 AM EDT |

The Clone Wars are raging and the Grand Army Of The Republic is struggling to defeat the Separatist Droid Army on Hypori, but they pull through thanks to a certain leader. As a result of his bravery, he is going to receive armor updates and color flash enhancements. Successfully assisting this clone could put you in good favor with him, like in your collection for example. Click through for MISSION #2.

MISSION #2

Jedi Temple Archives Facebook Contest: MISSION #1

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT |

Obi-Wan Kenobi needs Jocasta Nu's (or your) help finding some important statistics about a certain Jedi Knight in the Jedi Temple Archives. Click through for MISSION #1. The reward is cooler than a Rebel Soldier on Echo Base.

MISSION #1

Walmart Exclusive The Clone Wars Ultimate Gift Set Packaging Surfaces!

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2011 at 09:52 PM EDT |

Talk about perfect timing! JTA reader The_Question has found the Walmart exclusive The Clone Wars Ultimate Gift Set advertised for pre-order at Toywiz.com. Click through to check out the packaging! (Notice that the included Super Battle Droid is the one from the Clone Troopers & Droids Battle Packs set.)

Sponsor Annoucement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | November 04, 2011 at 06:56 PM EDT |

It's Sideshow Collectibles week over at Brian's Toys where they have stocked up on over 20 different Sideshow items.  Many of which include the 12" Jabba the Hutt, the Anakin vs. Tusken Raider Diorama, and a 12" Grand Moff Tarkin pre-order.

Also, check out the variety of Vintage AFA in stock with plenty more to come in the following weeks.

For more featured items from this week's newsletter, check out the Brian's Toys homepage at www.brianstoys.com!

Brian's Toys

Hasbro Answers Our Inquiry About The Lost Walmart Exclusives

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2011 at 05:35 PM EDT |

Hasbro via HunterPR responds to our inquiry about the "lost" Walmart exclusives. Click through if you're interested!

JTA Facebook Contest Starts Tonight!

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2011 at 03:11 PM EDT |

ARE YOU READY?! THE FUN STARTS AT MIDNIGHT (EDT) TONIGHT! Be sure you're one of our Facebook fans by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

Developments On Where Those Five Missing Walmart Exclusives Are

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2011 at 10:54 AM EDT |

Most The Clone Wars collectors want to know where the heck five (5) of the Walmart exclusives ended up. We want to secure those cool figures like Buzz, Scythe, Keeli and Gearshift. JTA has done extensive research for you and while we are still waiting for updates and answers to some of our questions, we have a nice summary for you of what we have learned. Click through however to see what we did uncover for you and what we are expecting to be clarified further.

Jedi Temple Archives Facebook Contest Preliminary Rules

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2011 at 12:30 AM EDT |

OK folks! Here are the preliminary rules for the JTA Facebook Friends contest. Click through to read them! Keep in mind we're not giving much away yet, but this will give you a baseline idea of what is getting planned.

JTA Facebook Contest

Review: Boba Fett (Orphan To Bounty Hunter) - Legacy Of The Dark Side

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

Do you remember those Toys R Us exclusive two-packs called the Legacy Of The Dark Side? Yeah, these expensive sets sold through (in most cases) and you'll likely never see them again. Research Droids Reviews looks at the last set today. See why you won't need this one 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.

eBay Flashback: Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) (Vintage Versus Modern Compare)

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2011 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Continuing our look at how the classic Vintage vs. modern The Vintage Collection figures stack up, we take a look at collector favorite Han Solo (Bespin Outfit). This is usually a very requested figure by most collectors. The question however is which version will hurt your wallet more. The answer should be obvious, right? Will it be the Vintage version or the Modern version?

   

See Clone Trooper Gearshift Up Close!

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2011 at 10:18 PM EDT |

JTA correspondent Chad Cobain got his hands on a sample of Clone Trooper Gearshift from eBay seller tunghori from the not-yet-available Legacy Of Terror DVD set. Click through to check out mutiple quick pics of this elusive action figure. We're actually in the middle of working on a story about the five (5) Walmart exclusives that have yet to surface at retail. Stay tuned for more information shortly.

Toys R Us Door Busters Sale Starts Tomorrow!

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2011 at 09:44 PM EDT |

Toys R Us is running a Door Busters sale again this Friday and Saturday. Click through to learn about all of their latest promotions.

The Sarlacc Pit's Star Wars Music Video Festival - Vote Now!

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

Our friends at Galactic Binder's Sarlacc Pit Podcast have sent us a PRESS RELEASE update for the Star Wars Music Video Festival fan voting! Click through for more!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 319

Posted by Chuck | November 03, 2011 at 07:36 PM EDT |

Vintage, Clone Wars, battle packs, new toys seem to be hitting not just in the USA but worldwide! Inspired by these reports, Star Wars Action News hosts Arnie and Marjorie went to a large number of stores. Did they strike figure gold? Listen to this week's episode to hear their report, as well as store reports from The Gingerprince in the UK, and listeners from the USA and Australia.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | November 03, 2011 at 07:13 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about some great new arrivals, more new preorders, and two sale menus:

15% OFF - 1600 ITEMS:
We've reduced pricing by 15% on all the older items on the menu below. Menu will be updated daily to remove items as they sell out: Click here for details!

20% TO 40% OFF - 1300 ITEMS:
Over 600 items have already sold out on this sale, be sure to check through the remaining items for some great deals: Click here for details!

Big Bad Toy Store

eBay Flashback: ARC Trooper ("Vintage" Versus Modern Compare)

Posted by Chuck | November 03, 2011 at 03:02 PM EDT |

Today's Vintage vs. Modern figure matchup pits the original ARC Trooper from 2003 against The Vintage Collection's ARC Trooper Commander. It's interesting to note that the red version from 2003 was a last minute running change and commanded high prices on the secondary market. Has that price come down? Click below to see which version will hurt your wallet more... Will it be the "Vintage" version or the Modern version?

ARC Trooper (Clone Wars '03 #43)   ARC Trooper Commander (VC54)

JTA Facebook Followers: Free Stuff Coming Your Way! Stay Tuned!

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2011 at 10:09 AM EDT |

JTA will be giving away ten (10) sought after The Vintage Collection and The Clone Wars items beginning this weekend. You must be a Facebook follower to be eligible to win, so why don't you take a moment now and like us on our Facebook page.... and stay tuned in for the exciting details!

    

     

Do you remember those Toys R Us exclusive two-packs called the Legacy Of The Dark Side? Yeah, these expensive sets sold through (in most cases) and you'll likely never see them again. Research Droids Reviews looks at all three sets this week. See why you won't need any of them. 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.

The Vintage Collection R2-D2 Is Incorrect (And Many Others Too....)

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2011 at 01:48 PM EDT |

JTA reader Paul C. pointed out a few fascinating facts to us regarding the Original Trilogy R2-D2 character and we wanted to share the information with our readers. This may have been discussed in the bowels of some forums somewhere else, but we’re bringing it to you front page center. The Vintage Collection R2-D2 is technically incorrect. Click through to check out a brief but very cool analysis!

UPDATE: For our French readers, this article has been translated by our friends at Toyzmag.com.

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2011 at 12:54 PM EDT |

Click through to see what Research Droids Reviews you may have missed with our brand new weekly recap complete with direct links and brief review synopses.

eBay Flashback: Wedge Antilles ("Vintage" Versus Modern Compare)

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2011 at 12:48 PM EDT |

Continuing our look at how the classic Vintage vs. modern The Vintage Collection figures stack up, we take a look at Wedge Antilles. You of course know that Wedge was never made in the Kenner vintage line, but we're treating his first basic carded release, the StarWarsShop.com exclusive OTC version as the "vintage" counterpart here. But the question is which version will hurt your wallet more. Will it be the "Vintage" version or the Modern version?

   

Review: Anakin Skywalker To Darth Vader - Legacy Of The Dark Side

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2011 at 12:15 AM EDT |

Do you remember those Toys R Us exclusive two-packs called the Legacy Of The Dark Side? Yeah, these expensive sets sold through (in most cases) and you'll likely never see them again. Research Droids Reviews looks at all three sets this week. See why you won't need any of them. 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.

eBay Flashback: Bespin Luke Skywalker (Vintage Vs Modern Compare)

Posted by Chuck | November 01, 2011 at 02:44 PM EDT |

Continuing our look at how the classic Vintage vs. modern Vintages figures stack up, we take a look at Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues). So, which version will hurt your wallet more... Will it be the Vintage version or the Modern version?

Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) - Vintage   Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) - Modern


 
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