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December 2011

Visual Guide Update - Wooof (VC24) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2011 at 09:19 PM EDT |

Hasbro no longer cries"Wooof" about Wooof. If you recall, they told us he was coming in the Legacy Collection, but they confused Giran with Wooof. Now he is officially released and what better way than in The Vintage Collection!? Check him out in our Enhanced Visual Guide, including several card variations, and then stop by our Research Droids Review for a complete breakdown of this figure!

Wooof (VC24)

Hasbro Officially Unveils Fighter Pods On Their Website

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2011 at 09:15 PM EDT |

Hasbro updates their website to show off their new and exciting line of Fighter Pods. These squishy micro-sized figures will be hard to pass up, or at least for us. Check out this new line coming soon!

            

            

Visual Guide Update - Luke Skywalker (Endor Capture) - TVC

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2011 at 08:04 PM EDT |

One figure that caused a plethora of controversy was Luke Skywalker (Endor Capture). When he was released as Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) in wave 3, you would have thought the world came to an end. But Hasbro listened to the complaints and fixed him in time for wave 5 of The Vintage Collection. A figure with probably the most card back variations, check out this awesome figure from head to toe in our Enhanced Visual Guide. Then when you're done, see more photography and collector notes in our Research Droids Reviews for even further analysis!

Luke Skywalker (Endor Capture) (VC23)

Our Vintage To Modern Analysis Special Report Delayed Until February 1st

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2011 at 07:59 PM EDT |

We wanted to give our beloved readers a head's up that our annual "Vintage to Modern" analysis will be delayed until February 1st. We have always posted this on the first of January but we've been inordinately busy with other things on the site. Please be sure to check back then as we look at the final few figures that need a modern update. And thank you for your patience! If you want to get a head start or refresh your memory on where we left off, you can find our previous analyses under our SPECIAL REPORTS icon on the right hand side under the site navigation menu.

Visual Guide Update - Admiral Ackbar (VC22) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2011 at 07:43 PM EDT |

One of the greatest figures in wave 3 of The Vintage Collection was Admiral Ackbar. Check him out in our Enhanced Visual Guide, including several card variations, and then stop by our Research Droids Review for a complete breakdown of this figure!

Admiral Ackbar (VC22)

Enter Sideshow Collectibles' Contest For a FREE 1:6 Scaler Sandtrooper!

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2011 at 07:40 PM EDT |

Don't forget to enter Sideshow Collectibles' awesome contest for their 1:6 Scale Sandtrooper (Desert Sands Detachment) figure! Click through for all of the details!

      

Visual Guide Update - Gamorrean Guard (VC21) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 31, 2011 at 06:06 PM EDT |

It's time to kick off Wave 3 of our The Vintage Collection marathon, with one of the best figures of the collection so far: Gamorrean Guard! If you could give more than five stars on a figure, this one would get it! This is an army builder at its best, complete with multiple weapons of choice to load your army with. Click below to check out all the details in our Enhanced Visual Guide, and check out our rave review of this figure in our Research Droids Review!

Gamorrean Guard (VC21)

Another Star Wars Galaxy 7 Gallery From Dan Curto!

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2011 at 04:58 PM EDT |

A new gallery has just been posted by Dan Curto from Rebelscum.com of his work that will appear in Star Wars Gallery 7! Check it out!

Visual Guide Update - Commander Cody (VC19) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 31, 2011 at 08:54 AM EDT |

Clone Commander Cody wraps up our tour of Wave 2 of The Vintage Collection! Check him out in our Enhanced Visual Guide, including several card variations, and then stop by our Research Droids Review for a complete breakdown of this figure!

Clone Commander Cody (VC19)

Review: Anakin's Jedi Starfighter - TCW - Vehicles

Posted by Paul | December 31, 2011 at 01:25 AM EDT |

It's our very last Research Droids Reviews entry.... for 2011! The Walmart 50% off sale means we were able to purchase products that we were too cheap to purchase prior to them going on clearance. It's time for Anakin's Jedi Starfighter. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our Disqus comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Visual Guide Update - MagnaGuard (VC18) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 30, 2011 at 07:44 PM EDT |

We are only at VC18 and already Hasbro has produced a lot of all new figures, including the new and improved MagnaGuard! Click below to check out our newly renovated Enhanced Visual Guide, and check out why we gave this figure five stars by reading our Research Droids Review!

MagnaGuard (VC18)

Sponsor Annoucement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | December 30, 2011 at 07:43 PM EDT |

Brian's Toys is ending 2011 with a bang!  Get the latest available products from eFX Collectibles, such as the highly-anticipated Luke Reveal Lightsaber hilt along with the Luke X-Wing Helmet.  New from Gentle Giant are the 12" Jumbo Stormtrooper and Cad Bane Animated Maquette.

The new 2012 Star Wars figure line has officially been unveiled.  Pre-order your Phantom Menace vintage-style cards, Movie Legends figures, vehicles and more.  For a more complete list of great products to bring in the new year, visit http://www.brianstoys.com/nl!

Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update - General Grievous (VC17) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 30, 2011 at 09:34 AM EDT |

We are kicking off today's updates with General Grievous, complete with an awesome new soft-goods cloak! General Grievous has been significantly retooled and repainted with this release, but the new cloak makes this the definitive addition to The Vintage Collection! Click our guide below to check out all the details and read our full report in our Research Droids Review!

General Grievous (VC17)

The Vintage Collection The Phantom Menace Wave 10 Sneak Peeks Part 2!

Posted by Paul | December 30, 2011 at 09:20 AM EDT |

Have you been keeping up with our JTA Facebook page exclusive updates on wave 10 of The Vintage Collection? We've just posted the second half of sneak peeks, so head to our page and check them all out! See up close preliminary looks at the Battle Droid, Daultay Dofine, Naboo Royal Guard, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn and Ratts Tyerell & Pit Droid!!!

          

Review: Remote Control Republic Fighter Tank - TCW - Vehicles

Posted by Paul | December 30, 2011 at 01:02 AM EDT |

The Walmart 50% off sale means new Research Droids Reviews on products we were too cheap to purchase prior to them going on clearance. The Remote Control Republic Fighter Tank definitely won't appeal to everyone, but should you reconsider it for your collection? Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our Disqus comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Visual Guide Update - Obi-Wan Kenobi (VC16) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 29, 2011 at 11:35 PM EDT |

We have one last Visual Guide update tonight, pushing us just past midway through Wave 2 of The Vintage Collection. Click below to check out Obi-Wan Kenobi, and make sure to read all about this repacked figure in our Research Droids Review! And, if you haven't checked our Facebook Page, make sure to stop by to see the latest sneak peeks at Wave 10!

Obi-Wan Kenobi (VC16)

The Vintage Collection The Phantom Menace Wave 10 Sneak Peeks!

Posted by Paul | December 29, 2011 at 10:42 PM EDT |

Have you been keeping up with our JTA Facebook page exclusive updates on wave 10 of The Vintage Collection? We have other things to do at the moment, so expect the last 6 figure sneak peeks tomorrow. But for now enjoy cool preliminary looks at Anakin Skywalker, Ben Quadinaros & Otoga-222, Darth Maul, Darth Sidious, Queen Amidala and Quinlan Vos! What a great wave!!!

          

Visual Guide Update - Clone Trooper (VC15) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 29, 2011 at 07:33 PM EDT |

It didn't happen at first, but Hasbro FINALLY fixed the upsidedown belt issue that has plagued the Clones! But, it didn't happen right away! Click the Clone Trooper guide below to check out just how many variations can be found with this figure! And then, check out our thoughts on this figure by checking out our Research Droids Review!

Clone Trooper (VC15)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | December 29, 2011 at 07:31 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals as well as more new preorders, and a reminder about our Year-End Sale.

YEAR END SALE - ENDS JANUARY 2ND

You still have a few more days to take advantage of great pricing on a variety of GI Joe, Transformers, DC, Marvel and various other figures. Take a look at the list here!

Big Bad Toy Store

Visual Guide Update - Sandtrooper (VC14) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 29, 2011 at 07:20 PM EDT |

The Sandtrooper was an odd choice to be stuck smack dab in the middle of a wave featuring Revenge of the Sith, but never-the-less here he is! Click below for our Enhanced Visual Guide, and stop by our Research Droids Review for complete details on this figure!

Sandtrooper (VC14)

The Vintage Collection TARGET Exclusives Getting Marked Down!

Posted by Paul | December 29, 2011 at 06:42 PM EDT |

JTA reader (and Disqus connoisseur) Sjefke writes in with news that The Vintage Collection TARGET exclusives are beginning to be marked down at some TARGET stores. Unfortunately, we are not able to confirm this in the Philly area, but you better scan it to be sure at your local store! Click through for the proof!

Visual Guide Update - Darth Vader (VC13) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 29, 2011 at 01:50 PM EDT |

Featuring probably one of the coolest running card back changes, Anakin Skywalker was quickly changed to Darth Vader on the card back making collectors very happy since he is sporting 'Sith Eyes'. Click below for our Enhanced Visual Guide, check out our Research Droids Review for more details and photos on this figure!

Darth Vader [Anakin Skywalker] (VC13)

Found! The Phantom Menace Wave Hits The Northeast!

Posted by Paul | December 29, 2011 at 01:37 PM EDT |

The Phantom Menace wave is IN THE HOUSE! We jumed for joy when we found a compete set of wave 10 of The Vintage Collection just hanging there beautifully on the pegs at a local Philly TARGET. These have officialy hit the Northeast, so get out there and find yours! The RDR mararthon starts New Year's Day! Be sure to check our Facebook page for periodic updates until they are officially entered into our Research Droids Reviews database!

Visual Guide Update - Darth Sidious (VC12) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 29, 2011 at 10:48 AM EDT |

It's time to kick off Wave 2 of our The Vintage Collection marathon, starting with Darth Sidious. Click below for our Enhanced Visual Guide, and then find out why we rated this figure five stars by stopping by our Research Droids Review!

Darth Sidious (VC12)

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi's Delta Starfighter - TCW - Vehicles

Posted by Paul | December 29, 2011 at 01:10 AM EDT |

Walmart clearance means new Research Droids Reviews on products we were too cheap to purchase prior to the clearance price. Check out the vehicle that started it all for the Delta brand of Jedi starfighters. They're awesome! Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our Disqus comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Visual Guide Update - Cloud Car Pilot (VC11) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 29, 2011 at 12:12 AM EDT |

Tonight we wrap up Wave 1 of our The Vintage Collection marathon with another nice addition to the Vintage line: (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot. Click below to see all the details on this figure, and see what we have to say about this figure in our Research Droids Review! Tune in tomorrow when we kick off Wave 2!

(Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot (VC11)

Sideshow Announces New Obi-Wan Kenobi Maquette!

Posted by Paul | December 28, 2011 at 10:51 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles announced a "nomad" Obi-Wan Kenobi maquette. Check it out!

Visual Guide Update - 4-LOM (VC10) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 28, 2011 at 10:27 PM EDT |

Next up for The Vintage Collection is another bounty hunter and a welcome addition to the Vintage line (as all original ones are): 4-LOM. Click below to see all the details on this figure, make sure to read our full report on him in our Research Droids Review!

4-LOM (VC10)

Approximately Accurate Availability Of Sideshow's 1:6 Scale IG-88

Posted by Paul | December 28, 2011 at 09:56 PM EDT |

JTA reader User897 alerts us to an order processing notice he received from Sideshow Collectibles regarding their highly anticipated IG-88 1:6 Scale Figure. It looks like the first FLEX-PAY charge is transpiring on January 5, 2012 with the second and final payment on February 5, 2012. This means more often than not that this piece will have an availability of early February 2012. We hope that whets your appetite some!

Visual Guide Update - Boba Fett (VC09) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 28, 2011 at 08:27 PM EDT |

Confused about The Vintage Collection's Boba Fett? We've got the complete breakdown of this figure, which had many running changes (including a complete sculpt change), in our Enhanced Visual Guide! Click below to see all the details on this figure, and then check out The Empire Strikes Back version from Wave 1 in our Research Droids Review!

Boba Fett (VC09)

No More 2012 Street Date For New Star Wars Product!

Posted by Paul | December 28, 2011 at 06:29 PM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com are reporting that Hasbro has nixed the street date of the new Hasbro product. Stores can put it out as soon as they receive it! Click through for their report!

Visual Guide Update - Darth Vader (VC08) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 28, 2011 at 11:44 AM EDT |

The Vintage Collection would not be complete without Darth Vader! Click below to check out our Enhanced Visual Guide for full details and, as always, read all the finer details on this figure in our Research Droids Review!

Darth Vader (VC08)

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | December 28, 2011 at 11:16 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.

Visual Guide Update - Dack Ralter (VC07) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 28, 2011 at 09:55 AM EDT |

Right now I feel like I could take on the whole Empire myself. Dack's most famous line came and went as fast as he did when he took the brunt of an AT-AT's laser shot in the back of Luke's snowspeeder. But, we get him immortalized in plastic on a Vintage card back in The Vintage Collection! Click the Enhanced Visual Guide to see how he has improved from the 2002 pack-in version, and then stop by our Research Droids Review for complete details on why we think he is NOT a five-star figure, but still worthy of your collection!

Dack Ralter (VC07)

Review: Ahsoka Tano's Jedi Starfighter - TCW - Vehicles

Posted by Paul | December 28, 2011 at 01:15 AM EDT |

Walmart clearance means new Research Droids Reviews on products we were too cheap to purchase prior to the clearance price. Check out Ahsoka's cool Jedi starfighter in today's entry! Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our Disqus comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Wave 4 Now Found At fiVeBELoW For $5 Each!

Posted by Paul | December 28, 2011 at 12:22 AM EDT |

JTA reader Sjefke writes in with more news of The Vintage Collection wave 4 and wave 5 finds. It appears a retail establishment called fiVeBELoW also has the once-hard-to-locate wave on sale for $5 each in addition to some wave 5 figures. Unbelievable, just unbelievable. Click through for the proof.

eBay Flashback: A Vintage To Modern Set Of 96 Figures!

Posted by Paul | December 27, 2011 at 11:33 PM EDT |

JTA reader and Facebook friend Nick M. apprises us of a very sepcial lot of figures he just put up on eBay, a set of 96 "vintage to modern" figures. These are all the available modern counterparts to the origianl 100 (or so) Kenner vintage figures. Click through to check out this amazing group of figures.... and place your bid!!

The Phantom Menace Wave Hits Las Vegas!

Posted by Paul | December 27, 2011 at 11:11 PM EDT |

We don't know what took so long, but finally one of our readers sends us their find of The Phantom Menace wave from Las Vegas, NV. We're only kidding, so don't get sour on us. Click through to see what JTA reader O'Brianne has found!

Visual Guide Update - See-Threepio (VC06) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 27, 2011 at 10:57 PM EDT |

There's more than meets the eye with See-Threepio (C-3PO) from The Vintage Collection! Click the Enhanced Visual Guide to see just how much you can reveal from C-3PO's innards, and then stop by our Research Droids Review to see why this The Empire Strikes Back figure is really sourced from someplace else!

See-Threepio (C-3PO) (VC06)

Kmart To Close 120 More Stores!

Posted by Paul | December 27, 2011 at 10:44 PM EDT |

Kmart is gearing up to close 120 more stores. While the official list has not been made public, it looks like Star Wars collectors may soon have less options to find their action figures and other collectibles. RetailTraffic.com has more information on this. Check it out!

Visual Guide Update - AT-AT Commander (VC05) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 27, 2011 at 04:39 PM EDT |

The AT-AT Commander is a great addition to The Vintage Collection! Although he's a kit-bashed figure we get to have him on the vintage style cardback and that makes him worthy! When you are finished checking out the Enhanced Visual Guide you can get all the details and more in our Research Droids Review!

AT-AT Commander (VC05)

Star Wars Action News - Episode 326

Posted by Chuck | December 27, 2011 at 04:38 PM EDT |

The Padawan Menace video, The Old Republic game, the Fate of the Jedi novel series, and so much more! In the third installment of our 2011 year in review show, Arnie, Nathan and Brock look back on how 2011 expanded the Star Wars universe. From the Clone Wars TV series to non-fiction like the Star Wars Blueprints and The Complete Vader, they cover it all, and also look at the recent Star Wars eBook initiative! All this and more in our continuing 2011 Year in Review series!

Visual Guide Update - Luke Skywalker (VC04) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 27, 2011 at 02:19 PM EDT |

With Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) we get another all-new figure from The Vintage Collection! Click below to check him out, and see how he was rated in our Research Droids Review!

Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) (VC04)

The Star Wars Deals We Found Will Put You In A Sugar Coma!

Posted by Paul | December 27, 2011 at 01:39 PM EDT |

OK - we got the distilled facts you want to know about great clearance Star Wars deals. It's one word: WALMART. That's where you need to run to immediately. Also, we don't have final confirmation on this, but we would bet many of our action figures that this is nationally happening at all Walmarts and NOT just regionally. Most Star Wars items are on sale for pennies more than 50% off. Click through for the complete low down.

Visual Guide Update - Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit) (VC03) - TVC

Posted by Chuck | December 27, 2011 at 10:21 AM EDT |

The Vintage Collection marathon continues with Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit)! And, if you haven't checked it out yet, make sure you stop by and read all about this figure in our comprehensive Research Droids Review!

Han Solo (Echo Base Outfit) (VC03)

Review: Luke Skywalker (Tatooine) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | December 27, 2011 at 01:35 AM EDT |

Here is another look at a not-so-great Mini Bust from Gentle Giant Ltd. Research Droids Reviews begins to contemplate if it would be better for Gentle Giant Ltd. to focus on aliens and armored characters instead of human ones. But how do you feel about this? Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our Disqus comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Next up for our The Vintage Collection marathon is the newly sculpted Leia (Hoth Outfit)! Click below to check out our updated guide, and read all about this figure in our Research Droids Review!

Leia (Hoth Outfit) (VC02)

The Discounting Has Begun - Some Walmart Stores Are Blowing Stuff Out!

Posted by Paul | December 26, 2011 at 11:34 PM EDT |

JTA reader and Facebook friend Jim H. alerted us to some great sales at his local Walmart in Beaver Falls, PA including Saga Legends for $3.80 and vehicles for $12!! Just moments after his post, GalacticHunter.com has reported that The Clone Wars Ultimate Gift Set is down to $15 in the Arizona area. It may be worth your while to trek out to your local retail establishments and see what you can find!

Visual Guide Update - Dengar (VC01) - The Vintage Collection

Posted by Chuck | December 26, 2011 at 10:20 PM EDT |

Tonight we kick off our long overdue The Vintage Collection Visual Guides! We have a huge marathon in store, starting with Dengar (VC01), showcased in our newly redesigned Enhanced Visual Guides! Enjoy, and keep checking back as we slowly roll out this awesome collection! And, as always, stop by our Research Droids Review for Dengar for complete details, including more photos, commentary, statistical data and more!

Dengar (VC01)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | December 26, 2011 at 02:20 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about Hasbro's 2012 Star Wars lineup as well as our last sale of the year.

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Princess Leia Organa As Jabba's Slave - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | December 26, 2011 at 03:40 AM EDT |

Sometimes Mini Busts just don't come out as good as their respective prototypes. This is exactly true for Princess Leia Organa As Jabba's Slave. We wanted so much to love this Mini Bust, but with a face like that, Research Droids Reviews recommends to save your money for something else instead. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our Disqus comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Visual Guide Update - Sideshow Collectibles Holiday Yoda

Posted by Chuck | December 25, 2011 at 08:00 AM EDT |

Merry Christmas from Jedi Temple Archives! We kicked off this merry holiday with our Research Droids Review of the Sideshow Collectibles Holiday Yoda, and now you can check him out in our first new Visual Guide launched in our newly enhanced format! Click below to check him out!

Sideshow Collectibles Holiday Yoda Visual Guide

Review: Holiday Yoda - 1:6 Scale Figure

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

Merry Christmas! Sideshow Collectibles makes their very first holiday-themed Star Wars collectible and make it available to collectors around the world. Check out Research Droids Reviews and hopefully you'll be able to see why you need this 3D rendering of the classic Ralph McQuarrie greeting card! Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our Disqus comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Merry Christmas To All!

Posted by Paul | December 25, 2011 at 01:05 AM EDT |

The staff at Jedi Temple Archives would like to wish our readers a very Merry Christmas! We are especially thankful to you for making this the best year yet here at the Archives. We'd also like to wish our friends and colleagues from Yakface.com, SWActionNews.com, Rebelscum.com, GalacticHunter.com, ImperialShipyards.net, EchoBaseNews.com, JediNews.co.uk, BanthaSkull.com, Sandtroopers.com, JediDefender.com, SWNZ, ToysMag.com and CollectorsCantina.com the very best this holiday season as well and thank them for their hard work at spreading the Gospel of Star Wars collecting in addition to their camaraderie and friendship. Happy holidays to all!

Review: Darth Vader (Thank The Maker) - PGM Exclusive Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | December 24, 2011 at 01:24 AM EDT |

Merry Christmas.... Eve! In typical Gentle Giant Ltd fashion, Premier Guild Members had the opportunity to purchase and secure the holiday Mini Bust of 2011.... DARTH VADER! While there are many EU components of this Mini Bust, most will unfortunately miss out on it due to its exclusivity and low edition size. Definitely read up on this Mini Bust in Research Droids Reviews and see why you should get one and get your updated Episode V Darth Vader Mini Bust! Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our Disqus comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

New Dan Curto Star Wars Galaxy 7 Gallery Sneak Peek!

Posted by Paul | December 23, 2011 at 11:39 PM EDT |

Our pal Dan Curto releases an all-new sneak peek gallery of his new sketch cards, part of Star Wars Galaxy 7! Click through to check them out!

Review: Starspeeder 1000 (Vehicle Playset) - Star Tours Exclusive

Posted by Paul | December 23, 2011 at 01:10 AM EDT |

Wow! We just haven't had this much fun reviewing a vehicle than we did with the Starspeeder 1000 from Star Tours in quite a long time. This vehicle/playset is so much fun, impressively designed and the price is perfect. What more could you possibly want? You'll want to get this for your favorite Star Wars fan definitely! Read all about it in our Research Droids Reviews and see why this is the new must-have EU vehicle on the market today! Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our Disqus comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

The Enhanced Visual Guide Format Gets a New Look and Feel!

Posted by Chuck | December 22, 2011 at 09:20 PM EDT |

Christmas is coming a few days early here at the Archives as we unveil a new look for our Enhanced Visual Guides! We have developed an all new format for you to browse your favorite guides, one that is all inclusive, ties in with our popular Research Droids Reviews and is much more mobile friendly so you can check out your favorite collectibles on-the-go! We hope you enjoy this new format, so feel free to let us know what you think in our comments section. To give you a sneak peak at the updated Enhanced Visual Guide 2.0 we've reformated our Sideshow Collectibles Coruscant Clone Trooper guide for you to get to know the new system. Click here to check it out, and stop by on Christmas day as we launch our first new guide in this format! Any guesses what that guide will be? Want a few tips for viewing? Click here to read more!

Sneak Peak: Enhanced Visual Guide 2.0

Sponsor Annoucement: Brian's Toys

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

Brian's Toys wishes a Merry Christmas and safe holidays to all! For this week's newsletter, check out new products from Sideshow, Gentle Giant, and Hasbro.  Pick up the Wicket the Ewok mini bust, the 12" Vintage Jumbo Death Squad Commander, or the complete set of G.I. Joe Wave 4 Renegades.

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

Brian's Toys

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | December 22, 2011 at 06:30 PM EDT |

Happy Holidays from BBTS! - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a huge list if new preorders and new arrivals!

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Commander Gree (41st Elite Corps) - Militaries Of Star Wars

Posted by Paul | December 22, 2011 at 01:05 AM EDT |

OK folks, here he is! All perfected and gorgeous, the Commander Gree (41st Elite Corps) 1:6 Scale Figure is the premier (and definitive) Commander Gree collectible your collection desperately needs! Learn all about this amazing high-end collectible in our Research Droids Reviews today. You'll have regrets if you pass by this one, trust us! Don't wait for Hasbro to give us a definitive version because it won't happen; not like this at least! Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our Disqus comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Thank the Maker! Sideshow Collectibles once again listens to diehard fans and have corrected the very-off colored prototype of Commander Gree! They removed the overuse of tan in the lower half of the armor and replaced it with green, the way it should be. Our review is coming tomorrow, but you can check out our "sneak peek" on our Facebook page right this instant!

          

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | December 21, 2011 at 11:58 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.

A Road Map Of Chalmun's Cantina - Check This Out You Must!

Posted by Paul | December 21, 2011 at 10:50 AM EDT |

Did you ever want a complete list of Chalmun's Cantina aliens.... with an additional map of where they were on the floor?! You're in luck! The masters at Yodapedia.net have developed an amazing floor placement chart of every cantina denizen who stepped foot in that watering hole.... including The Star Wars Holiday Special exclusive characters! This is a must-see for lovers of all Star Wars aliens! Click through for more!

See The Old Republic Darth Malgus Exclusive Statue Up Close!

Posted by Paul | December 21, 2011 at 10:26 AM EDT |

JTA reader and Facebook friend Dave S. sends us photos of the exclusive Gentle Giant Ltd. Darth Malgus statue part of the Collector's Edition of The Old Republic game. Click through to check him out because he's awesome!

Review: Commander Gree (The Clone Wars) - Maquette

Posted by Paul | December 21, 2011 at 01:20 AM EDT |

Maquettes are very unique collectibles if your budget allows for them. They are probably the truest representation of the characters we see in the television show in 3D one-seventh scale. Check out how the Hasbro The Clone Wars Commander Gree action figure should have looked by checking in with Research Droids Reviews today. You're an important part of the Star Wars experience and your opinions matter too! Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our Disqus comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Commander Gree (The Clone Wars) (Maquette)

Star Wars Action News - Episode 325

Posted by Chuck | December 21, 2011 at 12:07 AM EDT |

In addition to Hasbro Star Wars items, which we covered in Part 1 of our Year In Review Series, 2011 saw many other new additions to Star Wars collecting from the four-figure priced Sideshow Legendary Scale figures to the Star Wars magnetic mini licence plates from Topps, and so much in between. On this week's second part of our Year in Review series, Arnie, Marjorie, Jerry, Berent, Jay, and Steve look at all the other Star Wars collectibles this year.

Walmart Exclusive Naboo Royal Starship Build A Droids On eBay!

Posted by Paul | December 20, 2011 at 10:02 PM EDT |

And speaking of astromechs, tunghori has the astromechs from the upcoming Walmart exclusive Royal Starship Astromech Droids Battle Packs set. Click through to check them out up closely. Keep in mind these are all-new Build A Droid sculpts!

        

A Cool Way To Display Your Astromechs!

Posted by Paul | December 20, 2011 at 08:22 PM EDT |

JTA reader and astromech-phile Arthur Gamboa passes along some visuals on how he displays his astromech collection. And it's all thanks to another brand: Hot Wheels! Star Wars collectors know that Hot Wheels collectors can be a burden to deal with when the TARGET doors open in the morning, but the display cases made for the small cars grown men collect are perfect for nearly all astromech droids! Click through for more!

Review: 7 Days Of Order Of The Jedi: Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master)

Posted by Paul | December 20, 2011 at 09:04 AM EDT |

We finish up our 7 Days Of Order Of The Jedi marathon with an approriate Episode I character, Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master). We hope you enjoyed looking this week at seven 1:6 Scale Figures that started it all for Sideshow Collectibles. Tune into Research Droids Reviews to learn about (or rediscover) these awesome figures and see how far we've come since their original release. You're an important part of the Star Wars experience and your opinions matter too! Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our Disqus comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

The Vintage Collection Wave 10 Images And Thoughts: 1 x 1

Posted by Paul | December 20, 2011 at 08:56 AM EDT |

Our friends at BanthaSkull.com have picked up The Phantom Menace wave of figures from The Vintage Collection and are adding them one by one into their photo archives. Click through to check out their photos and thoughts on this fine wave of figures!

Yoda To Grace Packaging Line Look In 2013?!

Posted by Paul | December 20, 2011 at 08:47 AM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com received intel that Yoda is likely the candidate for the 2013 packaging. Click through for their interesting report!

Star Wars: The Old Republic Released Today!

Posted by Paul | December 20, 2011 at 08:42 AM EDT |

Star Wars: The Old Republic video game launches today! If you're a gamer, be sure to pick your copy up, but you probably already pre-ordered it....

Review: 7 Days Of Order Of The Jedi: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master)

Posted by Paul | December 19, 2011 at 09:01 AM EDT |

Welcome back to our 7 Days Of Order Of The Jedi marathon. We're almost done looking at seven 1:6 Scale Figures that started it all for Sideshow Collectibles. Tune into Research Droids Reviews to learn about (or rediscover) these awesome figures and see how far we've come since their release. Today is a look at another standout figure, Obi-Wan Kenobi as he appeared in Revenge Of The Sith! You're an important part of the Star Wars experience and your opinions matter too! Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our Disqus comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

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

Posted by Paul | December 18, 2011 at 09:01 PM EDT |

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

Hot Topics: Savage Opress, Darth Maul and the fate of The Clone Wars line (again)!

We got a great store report to share with for those looking for older figures! While our store reporter, JTA reader bombadgungan, let's us know that some of the figures from the case assortments were missing, it's likely he just missed them and they were indeed in the store at one point. But cases with the Gamorrean Guard, MagnaGuard and other hard-to-find figures are showing up at TARGET stores again! Click through for the report!

Sideshow Collectibles Sandtrooper Give-away!

Posted by Paul | December 18, 2011 at 06:58 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles is giving away a Sandtrooper (Desert Sands Detachment) 1:6 Scale Figure via a contest on their Facebook page. Click through to find out more, but make sure you do by tomorrow, December 19th! While you're here, be sure to check out our review on this cool "Hasbro error" inspired figure by clicking on any image below.

      

New Star Wars Galaxy 7 Gallery By Dan Curto!

Posted by Paul | December 18, 2011 at 06:51 PM EDT |

Our friend Dan Curto at Rebelscum.com has posted another gallery of his artwork that will be part of Topps Star Wars Galaxy 7 series of chase sketch cards. Click through to check these out!

Review: 7 Days Of Order Of The Jedi - Anakin Skywalker (Jedi Knight)

Posted by Paul | December 18, 2011 at 01:09 AM EDT |

Welcome back to our 7 Days Of Order Of The Jedi marathon. We're continuing our look this week at seven 1:6 Scale Figures that started it all for Sideshow Collectibles. Tune into Research Droids Reviews to learn about (or rediscover) these awesome figures and see how far we've come since their release. Today we check out one that we both like and don't like about equally. 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.

More TVC The Phantom Menace Wave Leaks!

Posted by Paul | December 17, 2011 at 11:10 PM EDT |

There are more 2012 leaks to check out and hopefully whet your appetite for their official January 2012 release! Our friends at Yakface.com have close-up images of young Anakin Skywalker and Naboo Soldier. Check them out! Keep in mind that these are still being found in TARGET and they haven't even gone up for pre-order yet at online shops like HasbroToyShop.com, Big Bad Toy Store and Entertainment Earth!

New The Clone Wars Figures Hit The Philippines!

Posted by Paul | December 17, 2011 at 05:38 PM EDT |

You've seen the Movie Heroes and The Vintage Collection store reports. Now JTA Facebook fan Mickey Da Jose informs us that The Clone Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] figures have hit the Philippines, even before the R7-D4/Even Piell wave! Click through to check out a nice shot of the new Anakin Skywalker and phase II Clone Commander Cody! As JTA reader Davy R. has pointed out, they updated Anakin Skywalker's head!

Review: 7 Days Of Order Of The Jedi: Plo Koon (Jedi Master)

Posted by Paul | December 17, 2011 at 09:49 AM EDT |

Welcome back to our 7 Days Of Order Of The Jedi marathon. We're continuing our look this week at seven 1:6 Scale Figures that started it all for Sideshow Collectibles. Be sure to tune into Research Droids Reviews to learn about (or rediscover) these awesome figures and see how far we've come since their release. Today we check out the awesome Plo Koon (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.

The Power Of That Original Kenner Vintage Packaging!

Posted by Paul | December 16, 2011 at 11:39 PM EDT |

As you know, Gentle Giant, Ltd. has shipped out the Darth Vader (Thank The Maker) Holiday 2011 PGM exclusive. Inside of it is a reproduction miniature scaled comic book Thank The Maker and this comic is the inspiration behind the C-3PO hand attachment. But inside that tiny comic book is an awesome ad showing off the original Kenner 12 back figures in the Jumbo Vintage Kenner line made to look like te Early Bird Kit from late 1977! You gotta see this cool ad. Click through right now as we know you'll really enjoy it!

2011 PGM Darth Vader (Thank The Maker) Mini Bust Sneak Peek!

Posted by Paul | December 16, 2011 at 11:26 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. Premier Guild Members are receiving their 2011 Holiday Darth Vader (Thank The Maker) Mini Busts on their doorsteps! We're holding off on the review of it until Christmas Eve, but get a sneak peek by clicking through right now!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

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

Great products just arrived at Brian's Toys, giving you enough time to make those last minute Christmas gift ideas.  Pick up the Vintage-Style Exclusive Taun-Taun or the brand new Marvel Universe Wave 15 figure set.   Great restocks include the Max Rebo Band Statue, Vintage-Style carded figures, and the Mace Windu FX Lightsaber!

Prices have been reduced on the Illusive Concepts Jabba the Hutt Maquette (only 5,000 were created!) and a neat R2-D2 Cooler that is sure to be the talk at the next company picnic. Both great gifts at an even better price.

For more from this week's newsletter, visit http://www.brianstoys.com/nl!

Brian's Toys

Life Size Darth Maul Give-Away Details!

Posted by Paul | December 16, 2011 at 05:38 PM EDT |

Do you want to know more about that Life Size Darth Maul give-away? Our good friends at Yakface.com have a scan of the form that will be coming in figures starting in January 2012. Click through for more.

Review: 7 Days Of Order Of The Jedi: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight)

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

Welcome back to our 7 Days Of Order Of The Jedi marathon. We're continuing our look this week at seven 1:6 Scale Figures that started it all for Sideshow Collectibles. Be sure to tune into Research Droids Reviews to learn about (or rediscover) these awesome figures and see how far we've come since their release. Today we check out the very first figure from Sideshow Collectibles, Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight). 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.

Only A Dozen Exclusive PF Emperor Palpatine On Imperial Throne Left!

Posted by Paul | December 15, 2011 at 08:05 PM EDT |

Only a dozen of the Sideshow Exclusive Emperor Palpatine On Imperial Throne Premium Format Figures are left in stock at Sideshow. This must-have collectible should not be missed. If you'd like to learn more about it, we reviewed it HERE. If we can persuade you to order one, click any thumbnail below for a direct link to Sideshow's limited stock.

    

Review: 7 Days Of Order Of The Jedi: Kit Fisto (Jedi Master)

Posted by Paul | December 15, 2011 at 01:10 AM EDT |

Welcome to our 7 Days Of Order Of The Jedi marathon. We're continuing our look this week at seven 1:6 Scale Figures that started it all for Sideshow Collectibles. Be sure to tune into Research Droids Reviews to learn about (or rediscover) these awesome figures and see how far we've come since their release. It's time for Kit Fisto (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.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | December 14, 2011 at 11:30 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

New Nien Nunb And Hammerhead Collectibles Announced!

Posted by Paul | December 14, 2011 at 06:02 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. sends us their December solicitations! These are two we're personally waiting for to put in our collections! Check them out. It's quite unbelievable that Gentle Giant, ltd. is modeling Nien Nunb after the 2009 Legacy Collection figure instead of his true "copilot" outfit. Now, if we can only get Hasbro to update both of these characters! Click through for more!

   

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | December 14, 2011 at 01:58 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.

SWNZ: Legal Tender Star Wars Coins Update!

Posted by Paul | December 14, 2011 at 10:04 AM EDT |

JTA affiliate SWNZ sends us an update on the "legal tender" Star Wars coins. Check out their update by clicking through!

Review: 7 Days Of Order Of The Jedi: Mace Windu (Jedi Master)

Posted by Paul | December 14, 2011 at 08:48 AM EDT |

Welcome to our 7 Days Of Order Of The Jedi marathon. For the next week we are going to look at seven 1:6 Scale Figures that started it all for Sideshow Collectibles. Be sure to tune into Research Droids Reviews to learn about (or rediscover) these awesome figures and see how far we've come since their release. Please feel free to leave your own comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! 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 324

Posted by Chuck | December 14, 2011 at 07:43 AM EDT |

This year's biggest Hasbro Star Wars items may be the ones you DON'T own... Wedge Antilles from The Vintage Collection, the San Diego Comic Con Death Star figure set, the Toys R Us and Wal Mart exclusive mini-rig vehicles. But while item scarcity was a big topic for Star Wars collectors in 2011, there were also some great waves of figures, from The Vintage Collection fan's choice Bastilla Shan to the Wave 3 Gamorrean Guard to R2 with the serving tray, and in the Clone Wars line Bariss Offee, Seripas, and not one but two Savage Oppress figures! On the latest Star Wars Action News podcast, Arnie and Marjorie are joined by Steve, Jerry, Jay, and Berent as they look back at 2011 for Hasbro Star Wars collectors for this first in the multi-episode 2011 Year in Review series.

TVC Daultay Dofine (VC82) Has Hit eBay - Found At Retail In USA!

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2011 at 10:06 PM EDT |

The Phantom Menace Daultay Dofine (VC82) has been found at retail in the USA and is on eBay! Click through to check it out!

TVC Quinlan Vos (VC85) Hits eBay - USA Seller! Check It Out!

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2011 at 10:01 PM EDT |

The Phantom Menace Quinlan Vos (VC85) has been found at retail in the USA and is on eBay! Click through to check it out!

TVC TPM Battle Droid VC78 Hits eBay - Check It Out! USA Seller!

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2011 at 09:58 PM EDT |

The Phantom Menace Battle Droid (VC78) has been found at retail in the USA and is on eBay! Click through to check it out!

Check Out The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi (VC76) On eBay!

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2011 at 09:54 PM EDT |

The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi (VC76) has been found at retail in the USA and is on eBay! Click through to check it out!

Check Out Anakin Skywalker VC80 On eBay IN HAND! (USA Seller)

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2011 at 09:51 PM EDT |

The Phantom Menace Anakin Skywalker (VC80) has been found at retail in the USA and is on eBay! Click through to check it out!

Check Out Carded Darth Sidious On eBay!

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2011 at 09:48 PM EDT |

The Phantom Menace Darth Sidious has been found at retail in the USA and is on eBay! Click through to check it out!

The Phantom Menace Wave Hits eBay!!!

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2011 at 09:43 PM EDT |

Our friends at BanthaSkull.com are reporting that wave 10 (The Phantom Menace wave) of The Vintage Collection has been found in TARGET in Las Vegas and has appeared on eBay! There is also an offer on the card back. Click through to check it out!

Commander Gree Processes On December 15th For Shipping!

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2011 at 04:07 PM EDT |

For those of you who pre-ordered Commander Gree, Sideshow Collectibles is processing this baby on December 15th! Let's just hope they corrected the coloring issues!

Make Our Christmas Wish Come True - We Need To Be Liked By You!

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2011 at 02:37 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives has our own page on Facebook and we want you to be connected to us there. We are still far from our goal as to the number of "likes" we want have for our site! Be sure to like us as one of your favorite Star Wars fan sites and join our community there. Check us out here or click the "Like" button at the top of our news page. And be sure to read about all of our exciting updates there!

Republic Attack Shuttle Takes Another Dive!

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2011 at 02:34 PM EDT |

The Republic Attack Shuttle is still IN STOCK and has now dropped to $24.99! Don't say we didn't apprise you of this ridiculously low price! This is the same price as a Class 2 vehicle now and it's awesome, so go and buy one!

      

Review: Concept Obi-Wan And Yoda - TAC - Star Wars Shop Exclusive

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2011 at 01:25 AM EDT |

We return to more Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series figures, this time another exclusive duo, but exclusive to the now defunct StarWarsShop.com. Research Droids Reviews finds this set overall very interesting and wonders when we'll see the nest concept art figure in the basic figure line. 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.

Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?!

Posted by Paul | December 12, 2011 at 11:45 AM EDT |

Special thanks to JTA reader Drew S. for alerting us to this rather pious blog post about how Yarna is the least desirable action figure of all time. We disagree! She was mass-produced for the 2008 line launch and shouldn't have been, but that's what happens when you need one of each figure for the Build A Droid pack-in premiums.

  

Review: AT-RT Walker With ARF Trooper - TCW - Class 1

Posted by Paul | December 12, 2011 at 01:13 AM EDT |

So you want Captain Keeli, huh? Well you're not getting him here in this set. It's the general consensus of collectors that Hasbro picked the worst time possible to put The Clone Wars on the back burner especially since so many movie collectors are warming up to it. And Research Droids Reviews considers why it's so important to get the clone captains out as soon as possible. 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.

Republic Attack Shuttle For $29.99 + FREE Shipping

Posted by Paul | December 11, 2011 at 05:40 PM EDT |

For those of you who didn't receive the memo, the Republic Attack Shuttle is still IN STOCK and on clearance at Amazon.com. As a bonus, it ships FREE with Super Saver shipping. You likely won't find a better deal elsewhere this year. Special thanks to JTA reader Andrew H. for the reminder!

      

Even More Enhancements Made To Research Droids Reviews!

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

As collectors, we thrive on being visually stimulated. JTA is applying that premise to our Research Droids Reviews to new and heightened levels. We've made a few more exciting new enhancements to our database. Click through for a quick tutorial of how you can make the most out of your visits to the Jedi Temple Archives' Research Droids Reviews.

   

Review: BARC Speeder Bike With Clone Trooper Buzz - Class 1 (Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | December 11, 2011 at 01:07 AM EDT |

They're finally here! Exclusives that should have been in your local toy aisle in July are just now showing up moments before Christmas. Two deluxe (Class 1) sets are among the best and Research Droids Reviews hopefully can make the case that Buzz in absolutely needed for your collection. After all, he's one of Gree's! 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.

RDRs Index Page Revised For Easier Viewing

Posted by Paul | December 10, 2011 at 05:59 PM EDT |

Our Research Droids have been busy "remodeling" the Research Droids Reviews database. Check out the newly decorated index page for easier category viewing. Thank you for continuing to make this feature here at JTA such a success for us!

Review: Concept Grievous - TAC - Star Wars Shop Exclusive

Posted by Paul | December 10, 2011 at 01:49 AM EDT |

Check out the very first Prequel Trilogy concept art figure (denoted as such) in our Research Droids Reviews today. We got plenty of concept art figures from Hasbro before Concept Grievous, though the artists who came up with the concepts weren't identified. 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.

Sponsor Annoucement: Brian's Toys

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

Check out all new licensed Star Wars artwork at Brian's Toys! Featuring "Biker Scout" from the one-and-only Christian Waggoner.  Plus, several Sideshow items are currently on their way to the Brian's Toys warehouse, place your pre-orders now to guarantee they ship immediately upon arrival.  

Check out the best Star Wars toys and products over at http://www.brianstoys.com/nl!

Brian's Toys

New HasbroToyShop.com Coupon And FREE Shipping No Minimums!

Posted by Paul | December 09, 2011 at 10:31 AM EDT |

JTA reader Mikey writes in with a great coupon deal from HasbroToyShop.com! Use code FNF20FS to get 20% off of your order. From what Mikey has explained, they do have some Star Wars in stock or arriving soon! As a bonus, they're offering FREE shipping with no minumum order! What a deal! If you buy a case of figures, it will ship for free and with the discount, a set of 12 unpunched figures will come to $6.33 each! Both versions of wave 8 are available for pre-order as of this post!

Review: Concept R2-D2 & C-3PO - TAC - Celebration IV Exclusive

Posted by Paul | December 09, 2011 at 06:24 AM EDT |

It's slightly surprising that a two-pack of R2-D2 and C-3PO was an exclusive, but it was. Thankfully it was very easy to secure for your collection (and ended up being very cheap in the end). Check it out in Research Droids Reviews today because it's worthy of your attention, especially the included R2-D2. Please feel free to leave your own comments in our new Disqus comments section about this item and as always, please vote in our poll! Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! 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 | December 08, 2011 at 08:20 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper Pre-order Is Now Live

Posted by Chuck | December 08, 2011 at 07:59 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has the 442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper available for pre-order! Click here to place your order!

Sideshow Clone Captain

A Distilled Look At Wave 8/9 Case Assortments For Revenge Of The Jedi

Posted by Paul | December 08, 2011 at 10:21 AM EDT |

Are you royally confused about the Revenge Of The Jedi/Return Of The Jedi promotion? We were until we buckled down and mapped out just what is exactly in each case. The listed case assortments on Entertainment Earth are incorrect, and since everyone refers to them as a guide, people are becoming more and more confused. Click through to see a complete list of how you can acquire every last figure in this chase promotion. You may be surprised and learn things you didn't know, like you need to come across three (3) different case assortments to grab them all.... amongst other things.

     
     

Review: Concept Luke Skywalker - TAC - CIV Exclusive

Posted by Paul | December 08, 2011 at 01:25 AM EDT |

The Ralph McQuarrie painting depicting Luke Skywalker battling Darth Vader in a lightsaber duel is the symbol of his body of work. Hasbro did it justice as an action figure and released it as a Celebration IV exclusive. Check out why you should own it 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.

A Jedi Seeks Not Revenge, But Don't Expect Collectors To Abide By This!

Posted by Paul | December 08, 2011 at 12:03 AM EDT |

It's time to seek Revenge! Wave 8 of The Vintage Collection has officially been spotted at Kmart, Walmart, TARGET and Toys R Us by us and our readers. Click through to check out what we've personally found out in the wild and what you should expect to find too. (Personally, we have found most of our wave 8 at Kmart.) You can read about this wave right now in our Research Droids Reviews too right HERE!

UPDATE: Just this morning at Walmart in Philly I found four (4) cases of wave 8 with the Revenge Of The Jedi Boba Fett and Return Of The Jedi Princess Leia (Slave Outfit). This is the first time in about three months this Walmart location received anything new. It may just be worth your while to head out to your local Wally World right now. This location never received wave 9, so I thought all hope was lost.

If You Must Know, This Is And Will Remain The Greatest Version Of R2-R9

Posted by Paul | December 07, 2011 at 11:51 PM EDT |

One of the nicest surprises collectors ever received from Hasbro was the update to the pack-in figure that originally came in the Naboo Royal Royal Starship, updated for release in the Commemorative Tin collections. That original 1999 pack-in figure was simply called "Red R2 Unit" on the packaging, but the 2006 TAC Commemorative Tin update got a real name: R2-R9. This astromech droid is coming again in the Walmart exclusive "Discover The Force" promotion, but it will be the third unique sculpt of this droid because it's utilizing the Build A Droid sculpt. The version in this eBay post is unequivocally the best version (based on the 2004 VOTC R2-D2 sculpt), and we highly recommend getting it for your collection before it's gone forever. (It's deemed rare by the seller - we tend to agree with him.)

Even More Great TJ Maxx Deals!

Posted by Paul | December 07, 2011 at 09:50 PM EDT |

Even more great finds at TJ Maxx! JTA reader bombadgungan sends us some pictures of what he's found! Click through for photos!

Starspeeder 1000 Image Updates!

Posted by Paul | December 07, 2011 at 09:44 PM EDT |

The Starspeeder 1000 is coming! Click through for more information and detailed photos of this 3.75" scaled vehicle!

Pong Krell A Likely Candidate Per Hasbro

Posted by Paul | December 07, 2011 at 09:39 PM EDT |

Our friends at EchoBaseNews.com have received "word" from the Hasbro Q&A session that Master Krell is in the works, or alluded to at best! Click through to read all about this!!

TVC Attack Of The Clones Wave Found For Less Than $5 Each!

Posted by Paul | December 07, 2011 at 09:34 PM EDT |

We've apprised you of some clearance Star Wars items making their way to TJ Maxx. Now JediDefender.com is reporting that basic figures, namely WAVE 4, are being found for a mere $4.99 each! Ridiculous! Where the heck are these figures hiding?! Click through to see their report!

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | December 07, 2011 at 11:29 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.

Star Wars Action News - Episode 323

Posted by Paul | December 07, 2011 at 11:27 AM EDT |

With Crosscurrent, Paul S Kemp made his mark on Star Wars fiction by telling an exciting and violent tale of Jedi locked in battle with Sith, but when that story ended fans were left wondering what the future held for Jaden Korr and the mysterious Jedi clones he encountered. Now Kemp is back with the sequel novel Riptide, and back on Star Wars Action News to talk about the development of the novel, it's themes of identity and nature versus nurture, and where the story of Jaden Korr might lead. Click through for more!

Review: Sandtrooper (Desert Sands Detachment) - Militaries Of Star Wars

Posted by Paul | December 07, 2011 at 01:15 AM EDT |

It's.... another Sandtrooper? Yup, but this one is cool because Sideshow pays homage to a Hasbro goof, the gray-pauldron Sandtrooper is now realized in 1:6 scale. (Thankfully Sideshow also includes an additional - and correct- sergeant's pauldron to make all things right!) See why you must have this version in our Research Droids Reviews because so far this one may just be the best! 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 Correction Of A Correction Of An Error!

Posted by Paul | December 06, 2011 at 04:11 PM EDT |

We have a correction on a correction. Is this getting confusing for you? JTA Facebook friend Ruari corrected us on our Kamino ARF Trooper correction that was supposed to clarify our original mistake on the proper reference material for the Kamino ARF Trooper. The first correction shows the Kamino ARF Trooper with the red stripe going down only half the arm. This is obviously not how the Hasbro figure is. It ends up that the Kamino ARF Trooper is actually our very first Season 4 action figure from The Clone Wars line. The version with the red stripe going all the way down the arm can be seen in Season 4 Episode 5: Mercy Mission. Click through to see this character up close. It's interesting that there are three unique ARF Troopers all with the same design on their helmets. Shh. Hopefully Hasbro won't notice. Our Research Droids Review has been corrected too.

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #99

Posted by Paul | December 06, 2011 at 10:58 AM EDT |

We've received our latest questions answered from the Hasbro Q&A! Check out all the details!

Hasbro's Q&A

Review: Figrin D'an - Scum & Villainy - 1:6 Scale Figures

Posted by Paul | December 06, 2011 at 01:10 AM EDT |

It took a while for Sideshow Collectibles to buckle down and release a healthy dose of 1:6 scale action figures from their Scum & Villainy collection. But they're coming fast and furious now and Research Droids Reviews checks out one of many Bith musicians we'll be receiving in this line. This time it's the leader of the band, Figrin D'an. 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: Sideshow Collectibles Imperial Stormtrooper

Posted by Chuck | December 05, 2011 at 04:16 PM EDT |

For the most part the Sideshow Collectibles 1:6 Scale Figures hold their aftermarket value quite well. While the Regular Editions of the Sideshow figures can frequently be found under retail, the exclusive versions can be costly if you wait! Take a look at how one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars Universe has faired in the aftermark: The 2009 Imperial Stormtrooper! Both versions are sold out so if you waited to purchase this one, it will set you back a bit in the aftermarket. Find out what yours is worth! And, be sure to read our full review on this awesome figure in our Research Droids Review!

  

Review: Clone Trooper Squad - LC - Kmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | December 05, 2011 at 09:33 AM EDT |

Sometimes exclusives can be confusing. Research Droids Reviews wonders why Hasbro chooses to reissue figures and then not release all-new figures. The Clone Trooper Squad set is good, but do you really need it? 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 Rare Occurence: R8-B7 Hits eBay By Itself

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2011 at 11:25 PM EDT |

Here's a rarity! R8-B7 from The Rise Of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Packs set is on eBay by super-seller tunghori. If you're looking for this rare figure, here might be your chance....

Tis The Season To Be Despicable!

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2011 at 10:23 AM EDT |

It's become disappointingly out of control at this point. And why clerks are accepting these returns is beyond comprehension. But click through to see another despicable act without any clear feeling of contrition that goes unnoticed by the retail establishment.

Some Deals You May Want To Know About At Costco!

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2011 at 10:02 AM EDT |

There are some great deals if you're a Costco member. The RC Anti Hailfire Droid is $17.99 and they have an assortment of Shadow Of The Dark Side Battle Packs for $14.97. Click through for some visual proof!

Shadow Of The Dark Side Battle Packs For Cheap At TJ Maxx

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2011 at 09:32 AM EDT |

We have received word through our readers' Disqus comments that various Shadow Of The Dark Side Battle Packs sets are available at TJ Maxx for $12.99 including Clone Troopers & Droid, Jedi Showdown and Anti-Hailfire Squad Droid. This is a great deal and most of them are a lot of fun!

Review: The Clone Wars Ultimate Gift Set

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2011 at 03:43 AM EDT |

Many Walmart exclusives this year were in limbo for quite some time. Now they're finally starting to hit in time for Christmas. One set that you'll probably look over is actually better than it seems. Research Droids Reviews checks it out and realized that hasbro actually used many of the best available versions of figures for this set. See why you may want to give this set a second chance. 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: ARC Troopers Battle Packs Set

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2011 at 02:24 PM EDT |

Hasbro goofed terribly when it came to The Clone Wars ARC Troopers Battle Packs set. Not even close to meeting demand, it commands more money than all of us combined have to splurge on a toy. Thankfully, Hasbro is finding new ways to get out some of the figures again. Clone Commander Colt has been repainted and released as a basic figure and Captain Rex has just been released in the Ultimate Clone Wars Gift Set Walmart exclusive. It remains to be seen if the other two figures in this set will be rereleased, but keep an eye on THIS LINK to see if you can score this set for as much more reasonable price than $200!

      

Review: Emperor Palpatine On Imperial Throne - Premium Format Figures

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

The Premium Format figure that we've been waiting for all of our lives has been released and is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. The Emperor Palpatine On Imperial Throne is simply stunning. See why it's the must-have collectible of 2011 despite its very expensive price tag. 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.

Big Door Busters Sales Event Saturday Morning At Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | December 03, 2011 at 12:55 AM EDT |

More Star War Door Busters at Toys R Us tomorrow. They're calling it a super sale. Many stores are getting new truck deliveries tonight to set up for this event! You may want to be at your local TRU first thing tomorrow morning!

Sponsor Annoucement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | December 02, 2011 at 09:22 PM EDT |

The holiday season is starting to heat up, so it's a great time to check Brian's Toys on gifts for the biggest Star Wars or GI Joe fan in your life.  Pick up the Sideshow 12" holiday-themed Yoda, modeled after Ralph McQuarrie's 1981 greeting card design.

Brian's Toys also have hard-to-find Gentle Giant animated maquettes back in stock, that we sure are on some collector's incomplete list! 

GI Joe fans better gear up for a huge wave of new products.  Wave 3 and Wave 4 of Hasbro's carded figures are expected to ship within the next month.  Don't forget to place your pre-order's for the 12" Black Ninja and Baroness Premium Format!

For more great items from this week's newsletter, head on over to http://www.brianstoys.com/nl!

Brian's Toys

Congratulations To Dan Curto On A Second Gig!

Posted by Paul | December 02, 2011 at 07:33 PM EDT |

Our good friend Dan Curto from Rebelscum.com has been picked up again by Topps for the Star Wars Galaxy series 7 set of cards! If you recall, we interviewed Dan last year and you can find the interview HERE, but click through to see the latest exciting news on this! And congratulations Dan, we are very happy for you!

ARF Trooper (CW56) Is Screen Accurate!

Posted by Paul | December 02, 2011 at 12:26 PM EDT |

We've just been schooled by one of our cherished readers. Click through for proof that Hasbro's The Clone Wars ARF Trooper (Kamino) is screen accurate!

Review: Chewbacca - Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure

Posted by Paul | December 02, 2011 at 01:20 AM EDT |

Not all collectors can get into the Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures line from Gentle Giant, Ltd. But those that have embraced the line can't get enough of them. See the general release Chewbacca figure in our Research Droids Reviews and discover one of the best "homage paying" lines 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.

Multiple TARGET Experiences Render Completely Different Finds

Posted by Paul | December 01, 2011 at 11:06 PM EDT |

JTA reader Bailey writes in with two unbelievably different TARGET experiences. Click through for more!

442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper Goes On Pre-order Next Thursday!

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

The sixth scale 442nd Siege Battalion Clone Trooper goes up for pre-order on December 8th! Be sure you're here for the direct link for this cool so-far-only-made-by-Hasbro member of the Grand Army of the Republic!

Sixth Scale Ultimate Unison Han Solo (In Trench Coat) Up For Pre-order!

Posted by Paul | December 01, 2011 at 06:53 PM EDT |

The Ultimate Unison Han Solo (In Trench Coat) 12" figure is up for pre-order and Sideshow Collectibles!

Sideshow Collectibles 12 Inch Clone Captain Pre-order is Live!

Posted by Chuck | December 01, 2011 at 06:23 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has the Republic Clone Captain available for pre-order! Click here to place your order!

Sideshow Clone Captain

eBay Flashback: Sideshow Collectibles Episode II Clone Troopers

Posted by Chuck | December 01, 2011 at 12:47 PM EDT |

Tonight Sideshow Collectibles makes it official: the gang's all here! The Clone Trooper Captain goes up for pre-order with tonights Newsletter. In today's Flasback we take a look at the rest of the Episode II Clone collection: the standard white trooper, Clone Commander, Clone Lieutenant and the Clone Sergeant. If you are trying to complete this collection you will find some below their original asking price, and you will find some that have increased in value. See which is which by checking each one out on eBay! And, when you are finished drop by Sideshow's preview gallery to see the latest offering: the Clone Captain. You can also find a full squad of these troopers in our Research Droids Reviews!

Republic Clone Trooper (Phase I Armor)   Clone Commander (Phase I Armor)    Republic Clone Lieutenant (Phase I Armor)   Clone Sergeant (Phase I Armor)
Clone Trooper Captain

Walmart Exclusive Class 1 Sets Hitting Brick And Mortar!!!

Posted by Paul | December 01, 2011 at 10:03 AM EDT |

You probably remember our labor-intensive investigational report on the MIA Walmart exclusives found HERE and an answer directly from HunterPR HERE! Well, Yakface.com recently reported that The Clone Wars Ultimate Gift Set has been found (at Walmart) and now we're thrilled to report that JTA reader Ron G. has found the highly sought after Class 1 exclusives including BARC Speeder Bike With Clone Trooper Buzz and AT-RT Walker With ARF Trooper! All we need now are those DVD sets! Click through for the full report!

Review: Jawa [Vinyl Cape] - Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure (2011 SDCC)

Posted by Paul | December 01, 2011 at 03:55 AM EDT |

Not all collectors can get into the Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures line from Gentle Giant, Ltd. But those that have embraced the line can't get enough of them. See the 2011 San Diego Comic Con exclusive in Research Droids Reviews and discover one of the best "homage paying" lines 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.


 
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