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March 2016

Ibtisam/Nrin Vakil

  • Collectible: Ibtisam/Nrin Vakil
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs
  • Review Sequence: #30
  • Original Publication Date: June 22, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 822nd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

The pre-order for the Sideshow Collectibles Luke Skywalker (Rogue Group Snowspeeder Pilot) sixth scale figure is now live. Click here for the pre-order page.

Ahsoka Tano Novel Announced

Posted by Chuck | March 31, 2016 at 12:12 PM ET |

Nerdist.com is reporting that a new novel based around Ahsoka has been announced and due to be released on October 11, 2016. Click through for the full story! Thanks Matt from Jedi News for the heads-up!

Yahoo Movies Posts Exclusive Content Of The Force Awakens Blu-ray

Posted by Paul | March 31, 2016 at 10:05 AM ET |

Yahoo Movies reached out to us and asked us if we could share this exclusive video clip with our readers. Check out the behind the scenes content from The Force Awakens Blu-ray release coming April 5th.

Review: Kylo Ren - S.H. Figuarts

Posted by Paul | March 31, 2016 at 10:01 AM ET |

He isn't perfect, but he still is excellent. Check out the S.H. Figuarts Kylo Ren in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Kylo Ren

TBS6 Ahsoka, Kanan, Luke Hit Amazon

Posted by Paul | March 31, 2016 at 08:52 AM ET |

Bookmark these links! Although currently sold out (we missed them too), Amazon has put up for sale wave 6 of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" line! Thanks to all of you who have emailed, texted and posted to Facebook about this!

         

Is Captain Rex In Return Of The Jedi?

Posted by Mike_Taber | March 31, 2016 at 08:22 AM ET |

Dave Filoni likes to think so. Speaking at the premiere screening of the Star Wars Rebels season two finale, Filoni stated his belief that Captain Rex was present during the Battle of Endor. Filoni said,"I really do think that Rex is that guy on Endor." The character that Filoni is referring to is Nik Sant, the old, bearded rebel soldier who was a part of the Endor strike team led by Han Solo in Return of the Jedi. SlashFilm has the full story. So what do you think? 

FlashBack Review: Ewoks - LC - BD18

Posted by Paul | March 30, 2016 at 08:03 PM ET |

Ewoks [Nho'Apakk & Paploo]

  • Collectible: Ewoks [Nho'Apakk & Paploo] (BD18)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Build A Droid
  • Review Sequence: #155
  • Original Publication Date: October 25, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 180th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

New TARGET Exclusive Displays Getting Put Out At Brick And Mortar

Posted by Paul | March 30, 2016 at 08:01 PM ET |

We're getting a ton of reports that TARGET stores from California to NJ are putting out displays that features the new Hero Series 12" Droid 3-Pack. If you're interested in this set, now may be the time to check your local TARGET store. Special thanks to Mike R. and Michael W. for the photos!

    

NJ Toys And Collectibles has wave 6 of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" line on the way! Pre-orders ship first, so get yours ordered right away!

JTA reader Lando Plenty writes in with his thoughts on the latest Amazon pricing for basic figures. When product fails to show up at brick and mortar stores, Amazon has been the consistent online go-to. This is what makes this new trend alarming. Click through to see his thoughts on this!

Star Wars Rebels Season Finale Airs Tonight!

Posted by Mike_Taber | March 30, 2016 at 01:19 PM ET |

Don't forget that the season two finale of Star Wars Rebels airs tonight at 9:00 pm on Disney XD. The hourlong finale entitled "Twilight of the Apprentice" will feature the long awaited reunion between Darth Vader and Ashoka Tano! Season two has been a rough ride at times, but it has all been leading to this. I've never been this excited for an episode of Star Wars Rebels. Check out this preview to get a look at the return of a certain Sith Lord! 

Han Solo - The Black Series - 3.75 Inch

Review: Battle Droid - S.H. Figuarts

Posted by Paul | March 30, 2016 at 08:22 AM ET |

The figures keep getting better and better in the S.H. Figuarts line. One of the standouts is the Battle Droid who gets another perfect score. See more of it in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Battle Droid

tunghori Adds Kylo Ren Unmasked Wave To His eBay Store

Posted by Paul | March 29, 2016 at 07:43 PM ET |

eBay super seller tunghori has added loose versions of the latest Kylo Ren "unmasked" wave of figures in his store! Special thanks to JTA reader Scot G. for the alert!

FlashBack Review: R5-C7 - LC - Build A Droid

Posted by Paul | March 29, 2016 at 05:31 PM ET |

R5-C7

  • Collectible: R5-C7
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Build A Droid
  • Review Sequence: #159
  • Original Publication Date: October 29, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 422nd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

BBTS Has TBS6 Jango Fett In Stock For $24.99 Each!

Posted by Paul | March 29, 2016 at 04:50 PM ET |

JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has The Black Series 6" Jango Fett in stock singly for $24.99 each. This currently beats the scalper prices on eBay and Amazon. Special thanks to JTA reader Jim M. for the alert!

Newly Revealed TARGET Exclusive Hero Series 3-Pack DPCI

Posted by Paul | March 29, 2016 at 04:43 PM ET |

In case you need the DPCI for the newly revealed C-3PO/BB-8/R0-4LO 12" three-pack, JTA reader Jason S. alerts us that the number is 087-06-0046 and the piece retails for $29.99.

TBS6 Wave 2 And Latest Build A Figure Waves Hit IL Hard

Posted by Paul | March 29, 2016 at 04:40 PM ET |

JTA reader Brett from Illinois has found a plenty of Star Wars merchandise at his local stores.Both Toys R Us and Walmart are receiving these products.

    

Review: Darth Vader - S.H. Figuarts

Posted by Paul | March 29, 2016 at 12:35 AM ET |

Another beautiful figure in the S.H. Figuarts line is Darth Vader, despite his scale issue. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Vader

The Legacy The Legacy Collection Has Left On Aftermarket Values!

Posted by Paul | March 28, 2016 at 09:08 PM ET |

If you're new to collecting, you're probably acclimating yourself to the splendid figure selection of 2008-2010's The Legacy Collection/Legacy Collection through our FlashBack Reviews. These figures are some of Hasbro's greatest efforts (after The Vintage Collection of course), and the line produced an unprecedented array of basic figures, exclusives and multipacks. Sometimes their magnificence is overshadowed by the wonderful TVC line and often get overlooked. Because we have been adding them to our FlashBack Reviews, we have been checking aftermarket values on some of them on eBay. To say we're astounded by what we've seen is an understatement. Some of the Expanded Universe loose prices will make your knees buckle. But even common repacked or repainted figures utilizing older sculpts like Boba Fett and Padmé Amidala command ridiculous premiums too. There are also some deals to check out too. Take some time and see just what is going on with this splendid collection of action figures!

FlashBack Review: Major Panno - LC - BD20

Posted by Paul | March 28, 2016 at 07:19 PM ET |

Major Panno

  • Collectible: Major Panno (BD20)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #157
  • Original Publication Date: October 27, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 603rd most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

New Hero Series Droid 3-Pack Found At TARGET!

Posted by Paul | March 28, 2016 at 11:11 AM ET |

With thanks to our friends at Star Wars Action News via Yakface.com, a new TARGET three-pack is hitting store shelves which includes, BB-8, C-3PO, and R0-4LO, a pretty cool set indeed!

Review: Darth Maul - S.H. Figuarts

Posted by Paul | March 28, 2016 at 08:46 AM ET |

You think The Black Series 6" Darth Maul figure looks good? You won't after checking out the S.H. Figuarts Darth Maul. It gets a perfect score in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Maul

TBS6 Ahsoka Tano Wave Hits South Jersey!

Posted by Paul | March 27, 2016 at 10:39 PM ET |

The latest The Black Series [Phase III] 6" figures have been found in South Jersey, Voorhees area to be specific. Click through for JTA reader Jason A.'s report!

When Does The Retail Price Become Egregious?

Posted by Paul | March 27, 2016 at 10:34 PM ET |

It is expected that non-Big Box stores will be selling Star Wars figures for a higher mark up. But to see it in person is just unsettling. JTA reader Justin C. sends us an image of what The Force Awakens 5POA figures cost at Rite Aid. Click through for more.

The Next Smuggler's Bounty Will Be Bounty Hunter Focused!

Posted by Paul | March 27, 2016 at 10:29 PM ET |

It seems that if there is a good time to jump in on the Smuggler's Bounty from Funko, it's now. They've just announced that Box #4 is bounty hunter focused! It should be pretty darn good!

Happy Easter!

Posted by Paul | March 27, 2016 at 10:20 PM ET |

JTA wishes all of our readers a very Happy Easter!

FlashBack Review: Luke Skywalker - LC - BD16

Posted by Paul | March 27, 2016 at 03:04 PM ET |

Luke Skywalker

  • Collectible: Luke Skywalker (BD16)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #156
  • Original Publication Date: October 26, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 186th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

2500th Review: First Order Stormtrooper - S.H. Figuarts

Posted by Paul | March 27, 2016 at 12:20 AM ET |

It's our 2500th review! And we have a new category to attack! Let's check out the S.H. Figuarts First Order Stormtrooper figure! It's all in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

First Order Stormtrooper

Home Video Review: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD)

Posted by Chuck | March 26, 2016 at 02:32 PM ET |

The Force Awakens comes out on Blu-ray/DVD on April 5th, and we have our full review of the 3-disc set LIVE and ready to go. Click here to see what you can expect when your copy arrives!

FlashBack Review: Princess Leia - LC - BD17

Posted by Paul | March 26, 2016 at 02:16 PM ET |

Princess Leia

  • Collectible: Princess Leia (BD17)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #154
  • Original Publication Date: October 24, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 29th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

We Reach 2500 RDRs Tomorrow! And We Want To Thank You!

Posted by Paul | March 26, 2016 at 11:31 AM ET |

I honestly don't know where the last (nearly) seven (7) years has gone. But as of tomorrow, JTA will reach 2500 reviews in our database: a review every single day since May 24, 2009. Since its inception, we've amassed just shy of 11 million views in the database. That's astounding to us and I am very thankful. With all landmarks, we like to celebrate them by either introducing new categories or showcasing a truly special item. So for tomorrow, we're going to open up a brand new category of Star Wars figures that our readers have been asking us to review for a while now. Be sure to stop by tomorrow to check out the new category of reviews that we will be adding, and be sure to always comment and reminisce with us on the previous items already reviewed. I want to personally thank all of our readers who have made the column what it is today. From the emails received to the comments posted, it's nice to get the encouraging feedback from you. I am thankful for the breadth of readership we have, from fans all over the globe including non-English speaking countries, from Star Wars actors to product licensees, from doctors to neurosurgeons, from lawyers to arbitrators, from professionals to homemakers, from scholars and professors to editors from chefs to custodians, from unemployed to employed. You're all an equally special part of the JTA family and we're honored you share your time with us. Thank you!

Review: Slave I - TFA - Vehicles (Class II) (Space)

Posted by Paul | March 26, 2016 at 12:55 AM ET |

Again? There is no reason that the small-scaled Slave I should have been re-released. See the latest iteration of it in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Slave I

Dorkside Toys Has TBS6 FO Flametrooper For Only $12.99!

Posted by Paul | March 25, 2016 at 10:52 PM ET |

Hurry! JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys has The Black Series 6" First Order Flametrooper for only $12.99. (Why is this army builder peg-warming?!) Collect $59 worth of merchandise in your cart and get FREE SHIPPING too!

FlashBack Review: Nikto Gunner [Nysad] - LC - BD23

Posted by Paul | March 25, 2016 at 05:13 PM ET |

Nikto Gunner

  • Collectible: Nikto Gunner (BD23)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #147
  • Original Publication Date: October 17, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 528th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | March 25, 2016 at 04:58 PM ET |

Now In-Stock - Hot Toys The Force Awakens sixth scale figures from Sideshow Collectibles! Visit our newsletter for Vintage Star Wars toy listings and to find links to our NO RESERVE eBay auctions.

Check out new Vintage Star Wars listings at brianstoys.com now!

Brian's Toys

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles - Nien Nunb Wave!

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

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles!

They're Getting Rid Of Them! (Well, At Least This Store Is....)

Posted by Paul | March 25, 2016 at 10:52 AM ET |

Laugh. Out. Loud. No one knows what the heck is going on anymore. JTA reader CS E. sends us an image of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" line on clearance now along with confirmation from the Walmart toy manager that this store was "getting rid of them".

Hero Series Rey (Jakku) In Stock On Amazon For $9.99

Posted by Chuck | March 25, 2016 at 08:42 AM ET |

For those interested in picking this up, The Hero Series Rey (Jakku) is in stock on Amazon for $9.99. A big thanks to the readers who wrote in to let us know!

You may think she is a retool, but Princess Leia (In Endor Gear) from the New Millennium Minted Coin Collection is an all-new figure. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Princess Leia (In Endor Gear)

Sideshow Collectibles revealed Luke Skywalker (Rogue Group Snowspeeder Pilot) sixth scale figure in this week's newsletter. Stop by and check it out, and while you are there you can register to win one for free!

The Sideshow Collectibles Sandtrooper Premium Format Figure pre-order is now live! Click here to secure yours!

FlashBack Review: Nien Nunb (B-wing Pilot) - LC - BD19

Posted by Paul | March 24, 2016 at 04:13 PM ET |

Nien Nunb (B-wing Pilot)

  • Collectible: Nien Nunb (B-wing Pilot) (BD19)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #148
  • Original Publication Date: October 18, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 332nd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Star Wars Rebels Review: The Forgotten Droid (S02E19)

Posted by Mike_Taber | March 24, 2016 at 12:55 PM ET |

After a string of great episodes, “The Forgotten Droid” brought Star Wars Rebels to a screeching halt. Click through to for the full review!

The first modern coins were released in 1998. Let us check out C-3PO from the New Millennium Minted Coin Collection in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

C-3PO

TARGET Putting Out End Caps Full Of Newer Star Wars Figures

Posted by Paul | March 23, 2016 at 09:33 PM ET |

Yesterday, JTA reader Justin S. from Georgia wrote in with a store report. Some TARGET stores are putting out those rumored end cap kits which contain some of the latest Star Wars figures. Interestingly enough, he found them in the boys' clothing section. Click through for his report!

   

Sporadic Finds In Princeton NJ

Posted by Paul | March 23, 2016 at 09:26 PM ET |

JTA reader Richard F. sends a store report from my own local Princeton NJ Toys R Us. Stay away from there Rich! Click through for his report!

    

Nien Nunb/Unmasked Kylo Ren Wave Hits Northeast Philly Area!

Posted by Paul | March 23, 2016 at 09:19 PM ET |

JTA reader Kevin H. from the Norristown PA area writes in to let us know that the Nien Nunb and Kylo Ren Unmasked wave has hit the area, which means that they aren't that far from Philly yet!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | March 23, 2016 at 09:16 PM ET |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys writes in with the latest! Click through for more!

The Ebbs And Flows Of Distribution....

Posted by Paul | March 23, 2016 at 09:14 PM ET |

You know that distribution is still disastrous when people in March are excited to see the Finn (FN-2187) Build A Weapon figure. Now, products arriving are all over the map depending on where you live, but goodness gracious, can things just even out a little?JTA reader Matt B. shares his story with us.

Visual Guide Update - Kanan Jarrus (19) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | March 23, 2016 at 08:16 PM ET |

Our next featured Visual Guide from The Black Series 6-Inch line is Kanan Jarrus (19). Click below to have a look at one of the latest figures from wave 6. Make sure you also stop by (if you haven't already) and check out our full review right here. Between our Visual Guides and our Research Droids Reviews, you will never find a more complete source of reference information on your favorite collectibles.

Kanan Jarrus - The Black Series - 6-Inch

Disney Infinity Figures As Low As $4.99 At BestBuy.com

Posted by Chuck | March 23, 2016 at 08:01 PM ET |

If you are looking to pick up a few Disney Infinity figures cheap, stop by Best Buy's web site and have a look! They have quite a few on sale, most for $4.99 and $8.99.

       

FlashBack Review: R4-P44 - LC - Build A Droid

Posted by Paul | March 23, 2016 at 05:31 PM ET |

R4-P44

  • Collectible: R4-P44
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Build A Droid
  • Review Sequence: #186
  • Original Publication Date: November 25, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 530th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

The first modern coins were released in 1998. Let us check out the Snowtrooper from the New Millennium Minted Coin Collection in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Snowtrooper

MORE BREAKING NEWS! New 3.75" Hasbro Plans Uncovered!

Posted by Paul | March 22, 2016 at 06:00 PM ET |

We have MORE BREAKING NEWS to reveal about what is coming later this year and this time it's about the 3.75" scale line! Click through for more!

Visual Guide Update - Ahsoka Tano (20) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | March 22, 2016 at 05:38 PM ET |

Check out our latest Visual Guide update featuring Ahsoka Tano (#20) from wave 6 of The Black Series 6-Inch figures. Click below for the full guide, and make sure to read our full review on this newly released figure right here!

Ahsoka Tano - The Black Series - 6-Inch

TBS6 Ahsoka Wave Hits Tampa Florida!

Posted by Paul | March 22, 2016 at 05:28 PM ET |

JTA reader Paul G. almost needed medical assistance in his toy aisle today. Click through for his experience!

FlashBack Review: R3-A2 - LC - Build A Droid

Posted by Paul | March 22, 2016 at 05:21 PM ET |

R3-A2

  • Collectible: R3-A2
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Build A Droid
  • Review Sequence: #184
  • Original Publication Date: November 23, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 479th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Still trying to get your paws on the awesome TBS6 Jango Fett? This elusive figure is hotter than most of us probably expected. But worry no more! We have received confirmation that Jango Fett will soon be available in solid case packs as well as a few other hot Star Wars 6" figures. Stay tuned as we follow this story!

Review: Pit Droids [Maroon - Version 2] - TAC - Saga Legends

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

Let's check out the Pit Droids [Maroon - Version 2] two-pack from the 2007-2008 Saga Legends line in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Pit Droids [Maroon - Version 2]

Official Announcement: Star Wars: The Saga Museum Update

Posted by Paul | March 21, 2016 at 05:55 PM ET |

Todd DeMartino, author of Star Wars: The Saga Museum would like to announce the additions of Paul Harrison from Pennsylvania and Chuck Paskovics from Kentucky to the book project. You might have heard of them since they are the co-owners of JediTempleArchives.com. (more....)

FlashBack Review: Concept Art Ki-Adi-Mundi - LC - BD38

Posted by Paul | March 21, 2016 at 05:46 PM ET |

Concept Art Ki-Adi-Mundi

  • Collectible: Concept Art Ki-Adi-Mundi (BD38)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #179
  • Original Publication Date: November 18, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 433rd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

The TRU Exclusive Jabba's Rancor Pit Drops To A New Low Online!

Posted by Paul | March 21, 2016 at 03:03 PM ET |

JTA reader Derrick S. writes in to let our other readers know that the Jabba's Rancor Pit Toys R Us exclusive has dropped about another $20. Get it shipped FREE for $63.98! Hurry, it's bound to disappear at this price!

The Black Series 6 Inch TIE Fighter $50 Off On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | March 21, 2016 at 09:42 AM ET |

Amazon has the The Black Series six inch TIE Fighter for $50 off, at $120. Thanks for the heads up Michael!

Review: Battle Droids [TPM - Shot/Sliced] - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | March 21, 2016 at 12:50 AM ET |

Hasbro updated the original Episode I B1 Battle Droids and gave collectors more for their money in the very first Saga Legends line. Let's check out the Battle Droids [TPM - Shot/Sliced] two-pack in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Battle Droids [TPM - Shot/Sliced]

We have had actors from the Star Wars films comment in our Research Droids Reviews comments before in the past. They've usually wanted to chime in about the toys Hasbro and other licensees made based on the characters they brought to life in the films. Now actor Mike Quinn, the man who played fan favorite Nien Nunb in both Return Of The Jedi and The Force Awakens adds his own two cents about The Force Awakens Build A Weapon Hasbro Nien Nunb figure, the correct height of the character, as well as his experiences working with George Lucas and JJ Abrams. Definitely check what he had to say!. And leave your own comments too!

FlashBack Review: Jawa & Security Droid - LC - BD39

Posted by Paul | March 20, 2016 at 04:58 PM ET |

Jawa & Security Droid

  • Collectible: Jawa & Security Droid (BD39)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #178
  • Original Publication Date: November 17, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 282nd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Smugglers Bounty: Cantina Box #3 Contents!

Posted by Paul | March 20, 2016 at 04:10 PM ET |

We just received the third Smugglers Bounty Box from Funko! Check out what goodies were inside by clicking through for more!

New 2016 Line Look/Packaging Revealed?

Posted by Paul | March 20, 2016 at 02:17 PM ET |

JTA reader rivesjunctionite alerts our attention to this Amazon.com product page where it appears that maybe the new Fall Star Wars line look packaging is revealed. We are unable to confirm this either way. But check it out for yourself!

UPDATE: This IS NOT the new line look packaging art. See our comments for a clear and concise explanation.

Topps Star Wars: The Force Awakens Series 2 Details

Posted by Chuck | March 20, 2016 at 12:13 PM ET |

The Force Awakens Series Two is out now. Mass market packs are hitting early, while the hobby sku hits shelves this Wednesday March 23rd. Get all the details (and a few sample cards) on Topps' latest card set after the jump!

Review: Kanan Jarrus - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figure (19)

Posted by Paul | March 20, 2016 at 08:21 AM ET |

The Black Series [Phase III] Kanan Jarrus 6" figure is ALSO divine. He may not be completely perfect either, but Hasbro added their creative magic to this figure by including the two part lightsaber hilt and a believable realistic likeness of the animated character. Sadly, many will pass on him because of who he is. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Kanan Jarrus

FlashBack Review: Padmé Amidala - LC - BD35

Posted by Paul | March 19, 2016 at 09:36 PM ET |

Padmé Amidala

  • Collectible: Padmé Amidala (BD35)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #191
  • Original Publication Date: November 30, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 193rd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Review: Ahsoka Tano - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figure (20)

Posted by Paul | March 19, 2016 at 03:14 PM ET |

The Black Series [Phase III] Ahsoka Tano 6" figure is divine. We won't call it "perfect" but we don't know who will be able to claim that this figure isn't excellent. In fact, she may just be the best figure of 2016. See why we're head over heals about a character we actually don't even care too much about in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Ahsoka Tano

New Target Displays: Ask and Ye May Receive

Posted by Chuck | March 19, 2016 at 02:48 PM ET |

JTA reader Chris writes in to give us a head's up about the new Target displays, which may not yet be out...

This is just to put a word out there. The new stand alone displays that Target has for SW figures is being held in the back because some workers think they are not supposed to be out before the DVD release. There is no official Target hold on this display. So, people should ask the employees about them as they are stocked with new 6", 3.75s, armor ups and 2-packs.

New And Latest TFA And TBS Merchandise Hits Las Vegas!

Posted by Paul | March 19, 2016 at 08:46 AM ET |

JTA Facebook friend Bill P. sends us word that new Force F/X lightsabers (Luke, Vader and Yoda) have hit in Las Vegas, NV. Now, we don't honestly know if this is news or if these have hit elsewhere, but it's the first time we're hearing about them arriving at retail. Your mileage will likely vary. They're certainly not in my area at the moment. Then again, nothing is.! Bill also reports that new Two-Packs and basic figures are hitting hard as well!

Rogue One Prequel Novel Announced

Posted by Chuck | March 19, 2016 at 08:44 AM ET |

Del Rey Books announced via Twitter a new prequel novel for Rogue One. Catalyst: A Rogue One Story comes out this fall! No author has been announced yet.

2012 TVC At 2016 Clearance Prices! (It's Better Than You Think!)

Posted by Paul | March 18, 2016 at 09:36 PM ET |

Look what JTA reader jay found at his local Kmart for $1.11 each! Click through for more!

FlashBack Review: Clone Commander Deviss - LC - BD37

Posted by Paul | March 18, 2016 at 02:18 PM ET |

Clone Commander Deviss

  • Collectible: Clone Commander Deviss (BD37)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #193
  • Original Publication Date: December 2, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 468th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Disney Infinity On Sale This Sunday At Target

Posted by Chuck | March 18, 2016 at 11:20 AM ET |

Speaking of Disney Infinity... Make sure you check out Target starting this Sunday! Our Research Droids uncovered a BOGO 50% off for gamplay figures, which includes Disney Infinity. This works out to about 2 for $21. Not a bad way to pick a few of these up.

Don't Forget To Pick Up The Disney Infinity Boba Fett

Posted by Chuck | March 18, 2016 at 08:19 AM ET |

Don'f forget, Disney Infinity Boba Fett is now available in stores. You can also secure it on Amazon for $13.99.

Review: Pit Droids [Orange - Version 1] - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | March 18, 2016 at 01:45 AM ET |

Let's check out the Pit Droids [Orange - Version 1] two-pack from the 2007-2008 Saga Legends line in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Pit Droids [Orange - Version 1]

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | March 17, 2016 at 09:28 PM ET |

Check out the latest newsletter from our sponsor Big Bad Toy Store, featuring the latest new arrivals and pre-orders.

Big Bad Toy Store

Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Sandtrooper Preview

Posted by Chuck | March 17, 2016 at 07:32 PM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles is previewing their latest Premium Format Figure. Click here for a look at the upcoming Sandtrooper. Look for the pre-order Next Thursday, March 24th.

If you missed out on the first run of the Hot Toys Han Solo and Chewbacca, they are both available again for a second round on Sideshow Collectibles' web site! These were highly popular and sold out fast the last time. You can pick up Han Solo or Chewbacca separately, or grab the set right here! Thanks JTA reader John L. for spotting this re-release!

Gentle Giant posted 2 new Star Wars pre-orders: The Force Awakens First Order Flametrooper Mini Bust and The Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader. The Darth Vader statue looks to be similar to the Darth Vader with the light-up base released in 2007 but possibly without the light-up base (there's no button on the back). The scale is also listed at 1/8th scale and 7 inches tall. The original release is closer to 1/6th scale and 11" tall. You can check out the earlier release right here and compare for yourself.

        

BREAKING NEWS! Preliminary 2016 Force Friday Plans Revealed!

Posted by Paul | March 17, 2016 at 03:17 PM ET |

Well, our Research Droids came through once again! We have BREAKING NEWS on what you can expect for pre and post Force Friday (yes, we did say "pre") for Rogue One later this year. Are you interested? Of course you are! Click through for details!

FlashBack Review: Han Solo - LC - BD30

Posted by Paul | March 17, 2016 at 02:51 PM ET |

Han Solo

  • Collectible: Han Solo (BD30)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #189
  • Original Publication Date: November 28, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 399th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Look What Those New TBS 3.75" Fetched On eBay!

Posted by Paul | March 17, 2016 at 01:57 PM ET |

Holy moly! Look at what these eBay auctions closed at for these figures! Stay tuned for when we find out just how these figures are definitely coming to us!

    

Canadians! Walmart.ca Has Entire TBS6 Jango Fett Wave In Stock!

Posted by Paul | March 17, 2016 at 12:49 PM ET |

CANADIAN READERS! Walmart.ca has the entire TBS6 Jango Fett in stock! Hurry! Special thanks to JTA reader Adam G. for the alert!

The Black Series [Phase III] Wave 6 Hits Maryland!

Posted by Paul | March 17, 2016 at 12:38 PM ET |

Here come the wave 6 reports again! This time JTA reader marceleisle has found the Luke/Ahsoka/Kanan TBS6 wave in Maryland!

It looks like our Research Droids are once again hard at work infiltrating the firewall to Hasbro's deepest secrets of their popular toy line. We've just learned that there will be another The Black Series voice changer helmet, sort of like the popular Kylo Ren one that was released last year. Currently, it has a code name of SIOC which makes us believe it could very well be one of the "shark" people. But anything is possible. Stay tuned as we continue to follow this and similar stories....

UPDATE: We've learned what the helmet will be!

They've reduced their pre-order price! JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles have reduced the pre-order price of the Takodana Encounter multipack to $24.99 which is the new suggested retail price for this set. They only have 29 units left to pre-order, so hurry!

Review: Yoda - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | March 17, 2016 at 01:05 AM ET |

Let's check out Yoda from the 2007-2008 Saga Legends line in in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Yoda

JTA reader Joshua found a display change at his local Target for Star Wars merchandise. He also found the latest BAW figures. Thanks for the update Joshua! His full report:

I was at my local Target in Braintree, Massachusetts and they had a new Star Wars display. I was also able to pick up the Captain Rex wave and Rey in her resistance outfit. I hope that this news helps local collectors.

FlashBack Review: Chewbacca - LC - BD31

Posted by Paul | March 16, 2016 at 03:43 PM ET |

Chewbacca

  • Collectible: Chewbacca (BD31)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #188
  • Original Publication Date: November 27, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 758th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Review: Pit Droids [White - Version 1] - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | March 16, 2016 at 12:25 AM ET |

Let's check out the Pit Droids [White - Version 1] set from the 2007-2008 Saga Legends line in in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Pit Droids [White - Version 1]

Disney Narrows Down Search For Young Han Solo

Posted by Mike_Taber | March 15, 2016 at 09:45 PM ET |

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has narrowed down their search for a young Han Solo to a handful of actors. The shortlist is said to include Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Alden Ehreneich (Hail, Caesar!), and Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction). Disney has reportedly met with over 2,500 actors but it appears they are now in the final stages of casting. 

The Force Awakens First Order Stormtrooper Squad Leader is our latest addition to our Visual Guides. Click below to have a look at this figure. If you missed our review, make sure to stop by and also read all about it.

First Order Stormtrooper Squad Leader - The Force Awakens - Build A Weapon

Ford And Spielberg To Return For Indiana Jones 5

Posted by Mike_Taber | March 15, 2016 at 09:18 PM ET |

Earlier today, Disney announced that Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg will make a fifth Indiana Jones film. The latest entry in the iconic franchise will be released July 19th, 2019. There has been no word if George Lucas will have any involvement, although it seems unlikely at this point. Just keep Shia LaBeouf away from this movie at all costs. I don't know about you, but I'll be there opening day for this one! Check out Variety for the story!

FlashBack Review: Boba Fett - LC - BD36

Posted by Paul | March 15, 2016 at 05:37 PM ET |

Boba Fett

  • Collectible: Boba Fett (BD36)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #180
  • Original Publication Date: November 19, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 263rd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

We also want to call your attention to JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles who also have the Takodana Encounter multipack for pre-order too!

More The Force Awakens and The Black Series Finds At Target

Posted by Chuck | March 15, 2016 at 01:54 PM ET |

More recent aquisitions from Target! JTA reader Brett found the latest figures from The Black Series and The Force Awakens at his local target.

I grabbed the 6" Han Solo and FN-2187. Also grabbed the Build a weapon FN-2187. The rest are still at the Tinley Park target off of Harlem and 191st street.

    

Takodana Encounter Multipack Available For Pre-order At EE!

Posted by Paul | March 15, 2016 at 10:27 AM ET |

The Takodana Encounter multipack is currently sold-out for pre-orders at the moment at Dorkside Toys, but JTA affiliate Entertainment Earth has them available for pre-order too!

Let's check out the First Order Stormtrooper Squad Leader Build A Weapon figure in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

First Order Stormtrooper Squad Leader

Pre-order the Takodana Encounter multipack at JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys right now!

UPDATE: Dorkside Toys has received a new allotment of pre-sells for $24.99 each. By the way, it was Hasbro who marked up the suggested MSRP from $19.99 to $24.99. We KNEW the $19.99 couldn't be right!

FlashBack Review: Imperial Scanning Crew - LC - BD32

Posted by Paul | March 14, 2016 at 05:27 PM ET |

Imperial Scanning Crew

  • Collectible: Imperial Scanning Crew (BD32)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #177
  • Original Publication Date: November 16, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 429th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Vampire Strikes Back?

Posted by Paul | March 14, 2016 at 02:08 PM ET |

Aren't we done with Vampires yet? Gossip site TMZ.com claims to have the first images from the Croatian set of Star Wars Episode VIII. But it looks like we're going to see a Vampire dinner party in this one (or something similar). I don't see "Star Wars" in any of these pictures really. Click through to see them all, but BE FOREWARNED that there are potential spoilers here!

The True Art Of Altruism: John Boyega Shines!

Posted by Paul | March 14, 2016 at 12:25 PM ET |

He must have had great parents. A true class act, The Force Awakens star John Boyega surprises sick children with Star Wars toys at a hospital. EW.com has the full story!

The Black Series 6 Inch Wave 6 Found In New York!

Posted by Chuck | March 14, 2016 at 11:55 AM ET |

JTA reader Hunk of Junk scored the latest The Black Series wave at his local Mr. Vernon, NY Target! Click the image below to have a look! Nice find!

Beautiful The Force Awakens Art Portfolio Posted On ILM's Site

Posted by Chuck | March 14, 2016 at 09:17 AM ET |

Check out this art portfolio from The Force Awakens on the ILM website. Simply amazing! Sit back and enjoy this beautiful portfolio. If you are like me then you will already be making many of these into your new desktop wallpapers!

New TBS 3.75" Confirmed + There Is Another....

Posted by Paul | March 14, 2016 at 08:11 AM ET |

Official Hasbro images are circling the web and social media confirming that both the recently revealed Han Solo and General organa are legit products. Also, a new R5 unit has been revealed. Special thanks to all who wrote in about this confirmation.

    

UPDATE: As we all could easily see, the astromech droid utilizes Disney's Build A Droid and not Hasbro's. We did however worry that Hasbro was adopting the "wireless" feet. However, our friends at Yakface.com have updated their post stating that these images are NOT from Hasbro. So, we don't know what this means for Leia and Han. Will Disney be getting an exclusive with all of these figures? It's looking more and more like this could be the case.

Review: Kylo Ren [Unmasked] - TFA - Build A Weapon (Snow)

Posted by Paul | March 14, 2016 at 12:40 AM ET |

The unmasked version of Kylo Ren isn't half bad at all. But you have to like the character if you're going to buy this action figure. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Kylo Ren

FlashBack Review: 5D6-RA7 - TLC - Build A Droid

Posted by Paul | March 13, 2016 at 04:27 PM ET |

5D6-RA7

  • Collectible: 5D6-RA7
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Build A Droid
  • Review Sequence: #141
  • Original Publication Date: October 11, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 446th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Review: R2-D2 - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | March 13, 2016 at 12:55 AM ET |

Let's check out R2-D2 from the Saga Legends line released in 2007. It's the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

R2-D2

Our own Handsome Costanza has found the eBay seller (falconer3933) where you can check out a whole bunch of photos of these new reveals! Check them all out by clicking any thumbnails below!

    

Thanks to a post in Rebelscum's forums, three new Walmart exclusive 3.75" figures have been revealed! (Note: some are commenting that these could be custom figures, so take it with a grain of salt for now. However, the current paint operations are so Hasbro, it will be shocking if these aren't the real deal.) We now found them on eBay HERE!

    

Visual Guide Update - Nien Nunb - TFA - Build A Weapon

Posted by Chuck | March 12, 2016 at 07:04 PM ET |

Next up for our Visual Guide updates we take a look at Nien Nunb, the figure we also reviewed earlier today. Click below to take a look at the full Visual Guide.

Nien Nunb - The Force Awakens - Build A Weapon

FlashBack Review: Yaddle & Evan Piell - TLC - BD 19

Posted by Paul | March 12, 2016 at 03:31 PM ET |

Yaddle & Evan Piell

  • Collectible: Yaddle & Evan Even Piell (BD 19)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #75
  • Original Publication Date: August 6, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 509th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

And They Are Back! BAW Wave 3 (Snow) Back On Amazon For $7.99

Posted by Chuck | March 12, 2016 at 03:05 PM ET |

Back in stock on Amazon for $7.99, while supplies last! Hurry! And thank you to all the readers who let us know! If they go out of stock on you, make sure to check these links daily!

    

Review: Nien Nunb - TFA - Build A Weapon (Snow)

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

Let's check out an old friend: Nien Nunb from the Build A Weapon line! He is the topic of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Nien Nunb

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | March 11, 2016 at 10:41 PM ET |

Premium Format Boba Fett (Bespin) from Sideshow Collectibles now in-stock. Shop our 20% OFF Spring Sale! Visit our newsletter to find links to our NO RESERVE eBay auctions.

Check out all of our new listings at brianstoys.com now!

Brian's Toys

Kylo (Unmasked), Nien Nunb Wave, First Order Squad Leader

Posted by Paul | March 11, 2016 at 08:29 PM ET |

Kylo Ren (Unmasked), Nien Nunb and First order Stormtrooper Squad Leader officer are all in stock at Amazon for $7.99 each! Hurry!

Nien Nunb

Kylo Ren

First Order Stormtrooper Squad Leader

Our Research Droids are hard at work trying to constantly uncover Hasbro's plans for The Black Series [Phase III] line. But what if this line actually becomes The Black Series [Phase IV] this Fall? Our sources are saying there is a definitely a strong possibility that we could see a revised line look, although we don't know what wave exactly could or will trigger this. Perhaps all of these (except wave A of course), but perhaps just the Rogue One concentrated waves. Anyway, we've also uncovered a rough outlook on what we can expect in approximately four different waves coming this Fall. Remember that this spy report is VERY early and things can and will change, but we have proof that the characters listed are all coming. The estimation here is HOW they're coming. Lastly, always wait for Hasbro to confirm it before you run with it. However, since we confirmed with Hasbro that all figures revealed at Toy Fair would not be coming until this Fall, we feel strongly that there will likely be little room for error. Now, we don't even have the official names for some of these characters, but between recent reports identifying what the code names mean we revealed months ago, we now have a pretty good idea specifically what's coming, save for a few exceptions. Interested? Then click through for more! Oh, potential SPOILERS here, so beware.

FlashBack Review: Saleucami Trooper - TLC - BD 20

Posted by Paul | March 11, 2016 at 05:47 PM ET |

Saleucami Trooper

  • Collectible: Saleucami Trooper (BD 20)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #77
  • Original Publication Date: August 8, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 967th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys - New Pre-orders AND Arrivals!

Posted by Paul | March 11, 2016 at 05:44 PM ET |

Pre-orders & In Stock at JTA sponsor Dorksidetoys!; Bandai Star Wars Meisho Darth Vader Deep Discount, New Star Wars Black Series, New Funko POP! Plus Free Shipping and MORE!

Review: Darth Vader - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | March 11, 2016 at 12:55 AM ET |

Here is a Darth Vader that divides the community. Check out the Saga Legends release of Darth Vader. He is the topic in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Vader

For those of you who watched my interview with host Paul Perrello on Philly Factor recently, you may recall that I was asked what started it all for me with Star Wars collecting. The year was 1979. I was 5 years old in kindergarten at Barclay Brook elementary school in Monroe Township, New Jersey. My classmate Vito Ferrante, today a successful architect in Pittsburgh PA, brought in the Kenner Luke Skywalker: X-wing Fighter Pilot figure for show and tell one day. It captured my instant attention and admiration. Unable to get the figure out of my head, I clearly remember the following July I received a whole bunch of Star Wars figures (including this one) with my Carvel Wonder Woman ice cream cake for my 6th birthday. (more....)

Visual Guide Update - Finn (FN-2187) - TFA - Build A Weapon

Posted by Chuck | March 10, 2016 at 08:51 PM ET |

Finn (FN-2187) is our latest addition to the The Force Awakens Visual Guide. Check him out by clicking below! When finished, be sure to stop by our review for additional details and information!

Finn (FN-2187) - The Force Awakens - Build A Weapon

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles

Posted by Paul | March 10, 2016 at 08:40 PM ET |

JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles has received a plethora of new items in stock, not necessarily Star Wars, but from Marvel, Power Rangers, Trinity War, DC Icons, Batman, etc. Check it all out!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | March 10, 2016 at 08:30 PM ET |

JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store checks in with their latest newsletter. Get all the details after the jump!

Big Bad Toy Store

Count Dooku (Holographic Transmission) (BD 21)

  • Collectible: Count Dooku (Holographic Transmission) (BD 21)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #95
  • Original Publication Date: August 26, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,363rd most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Hasbro Toy Shop Stocks Admiral Ackbar Build A Weapon Wave

Posted by Paul | March 10, 2016 at 04:16 PM ET |

JTA Facebook friend Jeff C. alerts us to the fact that the Admiral Ackbar Build A Weapon wave is in stock at Hasbro Toy Shop. Use special code SPRING16 to also get you 15% off your order!

Are you securing your The Force Awakens Blu-ray or DVD at TARGET to grab that bonus content? Well, our friends at Yakface.com have some not-so-great news to share about it. Check it out.

Review: Battle Droids [AOTC] - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | March 10, 2016 at 12:45 AM ET |

There were four sets of Battle Droids released in the very first Saga Legends line. Let's check out the Battle Droids [AOTC] set first. It's the topic of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Battle Droids [AOTC]

We've added Fifth Brother, Inquisitor to our Visual Guides to round out the space theme from wave 3 of the Build A Weapon figures. Click below for the full guide. For additional info and details, you can also check out our full review.

Fifth Brother, Inquisitor - The Force Awakens - Build A Weapon

Imperial Engineer (Star Wars: Battlefront II)

  • Collectible: Imperial Engineer (Star Wars: Battlefront II) (BD 22)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #79
  • Original Publication Date: August 10, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 600th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Star Wars Rebels Review: Shroud of Darkness (S02E18)

Posted by Mike_Taber | March 09, 2016 at 11:47 AM ET |

As season two is coming to a close, Star Wars Rebels is finally starting to gain some momentum. “Shroud of Darkness” was a welcome return to some of the series’ most important storylines. Click through to for the full review!

Get Him While You Can! Jango Fett For $19.99 On Amazon!

Posted by Chuck | March 09, 2016 at 09:50 AM ET |

The Black Series Jango Fett is once again available through this link. Act fast, they will NOT last long. I received mine yesterday after ordering it this way so if you can get this in your cart and ordered then you are in luck! Thanks JTA reader Chris W. for letting us know it was once again back in stock through this back door link!

UPDATE: Sold Out! FYI, Chris found this by checking this link frequently. Make sure you check it daily and you will probably catch it in stock at times!

Review: Fifth Brother, Inquisitor - TFA - Build A Weapon (Space)

Posted by Paul | March 09, 2016 at 12:45 AM ET |

The Fifth Brother, Inquisitor figure is not bad. But do you think it was the best choice for a Rebels action figure now that come so few and far between in the basic figure line? Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Fifth Brother, Inquisitor

Visual Guide Update - Tasu Leech (Kanjiklub Gang Leader) - TFA

Posted by Chuck | March 08, 2016 at 08:23 PM ET |

Tasu Leech (Kanjiklub Gang Leader) is our latest Build A Weapon figure added to the Visual Guides. Click below for the full guide page, and read our review to see how this figure rates with us!

 Tasu Leech (Kanjiklub Gang Leader) - The Force Awakens - Build A Weapon

Abrams Admits Crucial Moment In TFA Was Probably A Mistake

Posted by Mike_Taber | March 08, 2016 at 08:06 PM ET |

One of the most controversial scenes in The Force Awakens came at the end of the film. SPOILERS FOLLOW. After returning from Starkiller base, Chewbacca walked right past Leia and Leia hugged Rey instead. There was no moment between Leia and Chewbacca following the death of Han Solo. In an interview with Slash Film, Abrams admitted "That was probably one of the mistakes I made." Abrams went on to explain the rationale behind Leia hugging Rey instead of Chewbacca and conceded that it felt almost like a slight, "which was definitely not the intention." Check out the full interview

Bob Iger Talks Han Solo Standalone Film

Posted by Mike_Taber | March 08, 2016 at 08:04 PM ET |

On Tuesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger provided an update on the upcoming Han Solo standalone film. Iger confirmed that the Phil Lord and Chris Miller directed film is an "origin story about Han Solo and Chewy." Although widely assumed, this our first conformation that Chewbacca will play a major role in the movie. So there you have it. We'll be getting a Han Solo and Chewbacca origin story in 2018 (which still sounds like a terrible idea). Get the full story after the jump!

FlashBack Review: Jodo Kast - TLC - BD 18

Posted by Paul | March 08, 2016 at 07:02 PM ET |

Jodo Kast

  • Collectible: Jodod Kast (BD 18)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #74
  • Original Publication Date: August 5, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 948th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

We believe Tasu Leech (Kanjiklub Gang Leader) could have been a whole lot better had Hasbro changed one approach made with him. Find out what that is in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Tasu Leech (Kanjiklub Gang Leader)

Tonight we kick off a round of Build A Weapon figures from Wave 3. We start off with The Force Awakens' Admiral Ackbar. Click below to have a look at the full guide page. We also have our detailed review of this figure right here!

Admiral Ackbar - The Force Awakens - Build A Weapon

Walmart.com has once again all of the exclusive 3.75" TBS figures in stock for $12.83 each! Leia is once again still an issue however! Hurry, you know Rey is going to go first like she has each and every time so far! Please note prices can change at any time. Special thanks to all who wrote in with the alerts! And the First Order Stormtrooper is a hot-selling army builder too!

Clone Trooper (Coruscant Landing Platform)

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper (Coruscant Landing Platform) (BD 17)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #19
  • Original Publication Date: June 11, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 576th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

TBS6 Ahsoka Wave NOW SHIPPING!

Posted by Paul | March 07, 2016 at 06:02 PM ET |

Many JTA reader are eagerly writing in that JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has begun sending out shipment notices for the Ahsoka wave of The Black Series 6" figures!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | March 07, 2016 at 04:36 PM ET |

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Brian's Toys

Review: Admiral Ackbar - TFA - Build A Weapon (Space)

Posted by Paul | March 07, 2016 at 12:35 AM ET |

Even if you're not fond of The Force Awakens 5POA line, we guarantee that you will be thoroughly impressed with Admiral Ackbar. See why we instantly loved this figure in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Admiral Ackbar

The perfect add-on piece for a perfect figure! Check out our latest Visual Guide update from Sideshow Collectibles: E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster. Click below to have a look! When you are finished, see how we rated this collectible in our Research Droids Review.

E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster - Sideshow Collectibles - Sixth Scale Environments

FlashBack Review: C-3PX - TAC - Build A Droid (Walmart Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | March 06, 2016 at 03:47 PM ET |

C-3PX

  • Collectible: C-3PX
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Build A Droid
  • Review Sequence: #221
  • Original Publication Date: December 30, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 826th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

The Black Series 6 inch Finn (FN-2187), Han Solo, and Captain Phasma are back down to $21.99 after a brief stint out of stock. The increased frequency at retail pricing is encouragning, if only we can get Jango to drop down now! Grab these if you are still needing them. Jango Fett is still out of reach, althought I was able to pick one up this morning for $19.99 when it flashed in stock. So, keep checking frequently and you may get lucky!

   

UPDATE: Try THIS LINK to order Jango Fett. You might get lucky!

Review: First Order TIE Fighter Pilot - TFA - 12-Inch Figure

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

Did we really need a 12-Inch Figure of the First Order TIE Fighter Pilot? Decide and let us know in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

First Order TIE Fighter Pilot

The Sideshow Collectibles Snowtrooper is another great OT addition to the Sixth Scale line. Click below to check out our latest addition to the Visual Guides. Along with our Visual Guide, make sure to check out our full review as well.

Snowtrooper - Sideshow Collectibles - Sixth Scale Figures

Luke Skywalker/R2-D2

  • Collectible: Luke Skywalker/R2-D2 (6 of 6)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Droid Factory
  • Review Sequence: #290
  • Original Publication Date: March 9, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 488th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Many TFA Vehicles Deeply Discounted On Amazon With Prime Shipping!

Posted by Paul | March 05, 2016 at 02:22 PM ET |

For those of you that have been holding off buying The Force Awakens vehicles because of their prices, you may want to start paying attention to what they're going for on Amazon right now. Currently, many of the releases in The Force Awakens line have been given significant discounts and are eligible for Prime shipping. Check out the selection being offered at a discounted price by clicking HERE!

JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles is running an awesome St. Patricks Day sale early on everything "green"! See what you can find on discount from now until March 20th! Use code GREENSALE to receive discount.

Save 25% Off Of All Clearance Items At DisneyStore.com!

Posted by Paul | March 05, 2016 at 01:17 PM ET |

Use code EXTRA25 to receive an additional 25% off of all clearance items at DisneyStore.com!

Review: Boba Fett - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | March 05, 2016 at 11:54 AM ET |

The 30 (77-07) line brought collectors their first Saga Legends sub-line. Collectors couldn't wait to take advantage of a second chance at Boba Fett which was originally released in the VOTC lineup. Learn more about this figure by checking out our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Boba Fett

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | March 05, 2016 at 11:51 AM ET |

There are NEW products to pre-order at JTA sponsor Dorskide Toys! Click through for more!

Check out one of the latest Sixth Scale figures from Sideshow Collectibles: Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot. Click below to check out the full Visual Guide for this amazing figure as we add it to the Archives tonight, and you can also read all the details in our Research Droids Review.

Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot - Sideshow Collectibles - Sixth Scale Figures

TBS6 Ahsoka Tano Designer Blogs About His Star Wars Creations

Posted by Paul | March 04, 2016 at 08:43 PM ET |

JTA reader darth maul has directed our attention to Hasbro Star Wars figures designer Randle Paul Bennet's blog where he talks about the designing process that went into The Black Series 6" Ahsoka figure. He is also responsible for the lovely Princess Leia Organa (Yavin Ceremony) 3.75" figure too. Check out this very complex and analytical overview of the figure making process. It's a very interesting read and it is loaded with pre-production images.

    

FlashBack Review: Watto/R2-T0 - TAC - Droid Factory (5 of 6)

Posted by Paul | March 04, 2016 at 05:46 PM ET |

Watto/R2-T0

  • Collectible: Watto/R2-T0 (5 of 6)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Droid Factory
  • Review Sequence: #293
  • Original Publication Date: March 12, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,092nd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Disney Store Offers Stunning Lithograph Set With TFA Pre-order!

Posted by Paul | March 04, 2016 at 05:06 PM ET |

Wow. Well, this is impressive and relatively unknown. If you pre-order The Force Awakens at the Disney Store for $24.99, you're entitled to a few special perks. Firstly, you get an amazing 14x10 lithograph collection of four stunning high quality images from Episode VII. Secondly, you get a $10 off coupon for your next purchase at the retail chain. Special thanks to friend and reader Steve U. for all the news and images!

    
    

Tony Dyson, Creator Of R2-D2, Dead At 68

Posted by Paul | March 04, 2016 at 02:55 PM ET |

Tony Dyson, the creator of R2-D2 from the Star Wars saga has unexpectedly passed at age 68. Astromech lovers and all Star Wars fans are sure to mourn this loss. Rolling Stone has the full story.

Review: Pit Droids [Maroon - Version 1] - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | March 04, 2016 at 09:12 AM ET |

The 30 (77-07) line brought collectors their first Saga Legends sub-line. And the line included a healthy selection of Fans' Choice winners. Pit Droids [Maroon - Version 1] were two of them. Learn more about this figure by checking out our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Pit Droids [Maroon - Version 1]

And The Winning Bid Is....

Posted by Paul | March 04, 2016 at 07:41 AM ET |

Let's place bets on how much this will go for by the time the auction is over.... Special thanks to JTA reader The Fiery Dawn for the alert to this eBay arrival.

UPDATE: It appears Ahsoka's box art has been revised.

Next up for the Armor Up figures is the First Order TIE Fighter Pilot Elite. Click below to have a look at our Visual Guide. We also have a full review of this figure right here.

First Order TIE Fighter Pilot Elite - The Force Awakens - Armor Up Figures

FlashBack Review: Kit Fisto/R4-H5 - TAC - Droid Factory (4 of 6)

Posted by Paul | March 03, 2016 at 04:51 PM ET |

Kit Fisto/R4-H5

  • Collectible: Kit Fisto/R4-H5 (4 of 6)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Droid Factory
  • Review Sequence: #291
  • Original Publication Date: March 10, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 439th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

The Force Awakens Coming Home On April 5th

Posted by Chuck | March 03, 2016 at 04:15 PM ET |

StarWars.com has the full story on what we can expect for the DVD/Blu-Ray release of The Force Awakens. All the info after the jump!

Review: C-3PO (w/ Battle Droid Head) - TAC - Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | March 03, 2016 at 10:54 AM ET |

The 30 (77-07) line brought collectors their first Saga Legends line. C-3PO (w/ Battle Droid Head) was one of them. Learn more about this figure by checking out our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

C-3PO (w/ Battle Droid Head)

Kmart.com has the recently announced Rey (Starkiller Base) 6-Inch figure available for pre-order! Click here to secure one! A Big thanks to all those who wrote us about this!

UPDATE: SOLD OUT!!!

Tonight we take a look at one of the latest Armor Up figures: Finn (FN-2187). Click below to have a look at our Visual Guide page. If you haven't checked out our companion Research Droids Review, be sure to stop by and have a look at that too!

Finn (FN-2187) - The Force Awakens - Armor Up Figures

FlashBack Review: Han Solo/R-3PO - TAC - Droid Factory (3 of 6)

Posted by Paul | March 02, 2016 at 06:11 PM ET |

Han Solo/R-3PO

  • Collectible: Han Solo/R-3PO (3 of 6)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Droid Factory
  • Review Sequence: #289
  • Original Publication Date: March 8, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 619th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | March 02, 2016 at 04:31 PM ET |

Check out the latest newsletter from JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store featuring the latest pre-orders and new arrivals!

Big Bad Toy Store

Jedi Temple Archives was contacted by La Salle University's TV station in Philadelphia to be interviewed about the joys of Star Wars collecting. Our very own Paul Harrison was interviewed by host Paul Perrello of Philly Factor in a thirty minute segment where everything related to Star Wars collecting was the focus of discussion, especially with licensees Hasbro, Sideshow Collectibles, and Gentle Giant. Paul even shows off some of his collection. LaSalle University TV reaches over 300,000 homes in the Philly area. Click through for when this episode will air, or you can check out the full interview on YouTube.com right now!

Most of TBS6 Wave 5 Holding Strong at $21.99 On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | March 02, 2016 at 08:07 AM ET |

The Black Series 6 inch Finn (FN-2187) joins the IN STOCK status with Han Solo. Both are holding strong at $21.99 on Amazon. Jango Fett has not yet dropped to normal prices, but as part of this wave hopefully he will join them soon! A big thanks to the many readers who let us know!

  

Review: Imperial EVO Trooper - TLC - GH 4

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

The Greatest Hits subset of figures in The Legacy Collection's first wave was short-lived, and Hasbro began incorporating "extra" figures like this with the BD (instead of the GH) designation after the initial four. Let us see how the Imperial EVO Trooper was a perfect addition to this line in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Imperial EVO Trooper

Older The Black Series 6" Waves Arriving In Heavy Numbers!

Posted by Paul | March 01, 2016 at 08:42 PM ET |

JTA reader Matthew Y. from Cary NC writes in to let us know of a surprising store find. Wave 2 of The Black Series [Phase III] line has just hit his local Toys R Us store in heavy, heavy numbers after almost seeing nothing at all for months. Does this mean original allotments are finally making their way here, or is this new stock arriving? What a mess distribution is indeed!

TARGET Raffling Off BB-8 Displays?

Posted by Paul | March 01, 2016 at 08:35 PM ET |

We have received an anonymous report that one local TARGET store is "unofficially" raffling off their electronic BB-8 that's part of their The Force Awakens display. It is unknown if this is corporately happening or not. But you may want to see if your local TARGET store is doing something similar if you want to secure one for your collection.

New Stuff Hits Pittsburgh!

Posted by Paul | March 01, 2016 at 08:20 PM ET |

JTA reader Jared from Pittsburgh eagerly writes in to us to let us know that new Star Wars stuff has hit his area. Check out what he found by clicking the image below.

FlashBack Review: Darth Vader/K-3PX - TAC - Droid Factory (2 of 6)

Posted by Paul | March 01, 2016 at 03:38 PM ET |

Darth Vader/K-3PX

  • Collectible: Darth Vader/K-3PX (2 of 6)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Droid Factory
  • Review Sequence: #292
  • Original Publication Date: March 11, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,145th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Kmart.com reveals the Rey (Starkiller Base) The Black Series 6" figure. She comes with a lightsaber as expected. Check it out!

   

The Black Series 6 inch Han Solo is currently IN STOCK on Amazon for $21.99 and free Prime shipping! Hurry while this is still listed at this price! Thanks Michael for letting us know!

Star Wars Rebels Review: The Honorable Ones (S02E17)

Posted by Mike_Taber | March 01, 2016 at 01:42 PM ET |

Star Wars Rebels season two has been a mixed bag at best, but "The Honorable Ones" demonstrates that this show can produce great episodes. Click through to see why this episode is among the best Star Wars Rebels has to offer.

It's Feast or Famine Out There! More TBS6 Findings

Posted by Chuck | March 01, 2016 at 01:10 PM ET |

It seems tons of new stuff is hitting pretty much everywhere, but just not everything at once! JTA reader Matthew B. sends us his report on a great find, but not everything he was looking for...

Nice find for The Black Series 6" Wave 5 in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Sadly though, not one sight of Wave 3 of the Build a Weapon line in over two months. A lot of peg warmers have been sitting there. Just need to keep on keeping on I guess.

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