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May 2012

For Collectors' Only: Look At The New Walmart Plan-O-Gram!

Posted by Paul | May 31, 2012 at 11:20 PM EDT |

You saw our previous report about newly deleted items at Walmart. (By the way, if your store hasn't marked those items down yet it's because they are cheap and not using any of their markdown money budget. These items are absolutely still deleted.) We also mentioned that there is a new plan-o-gram for the Star Wars aisle. With special thanks from JTA reader Allen, we are able to share it with you. Click through to check out their new and/or upcoming set-up.

HasbroToyShop Republic Submarine Preorder Confusion?

Posted by Morgan | May 31, 2012 at 09:24 PM EDT |

We found an interesting error on the HasbroToyShop website! Click through for the report!

LEGO Star Wars Videos Every Fan Must Watch!

Posted by Morgan | May 31, 2012 at 07:51 PM EDT |

You have most likely seen the "The Fastest and Funniest LEGO Star Wars Story Ever Told" but did you know there was a sequel/prequel? And one of the most hillarious videos on the web involves our favorite gungan. Click through for the videos!

Shaak Ti Vs. Grievous Diorama Preview!

Posted by Paul | May 31, 2012 at 05:13 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles releases a sneak peek of their upcoming Shaak Ti Vs. Grievous diorama. Click through to check it out!

Review: "A Week Of Wookiees": Tarfful - ROTS - III 25

Posted by Paul | May 31, 2012 at 09:42 AM EDT |

JTA proudly presents through our Research Droids Reviews "A Week Of Wookiees"! We are looking at seven Wookiees from the Revenge Of The Sith line. Let's see how well they've held up. Next up is Tarfful! Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Tarfful

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | May 30, 2012 at 08:23 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a batch of awesome new preorders as well as more new arrivals.

Big Bad Toy Store

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2012 at 02:29 PM EDT |

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

New Commander Fox (Kind Of) Confirmed For The Clone Wars Line

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM EDT |

JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has put up a ton of new Star Wars pre-orders, but of special note, they've listed a new fourth wave of The Clone Wars. Not only do the case ratios look MUCH better (many figures are two to a case now), they indirectly confirm a not-yet-announced Commander Fox figure, most likely in his phase II armor! No pictures yet, but click through to see it yourself!

Review: "A Week Of Wookiees!": Chewbacca - ROTS - III 5

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2012 at 08:41 AM EDT |

JTA proudly presents through our Research Droids Reviews beginning today "A Week Of Wookiees"! We will be looking at seven Wookiees from the Revenge Of The Sith line. Let's see how they've held up. First up is Chewbacca! Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Chewbacca

The 501st Shall Be Last!

Posted by Paul | May 29, 2012 at 09:50 PM EDT |

Adam Pawlus from GalacticHunter.com addressed a question this week in his Q&A that a reader had about the 2012 TVC Clone Trooper (501st Legion) (VC60) figure. While that question was answered, Adam brought up the fact that this figure WILL BE THE RAREST of all The Vintage Collection figures to date and he's right. Yes, he is rarer than Wedge Antilles and Darth Malgus. Are you curious for proof? Then click through.

      

Duel On Naboo Battle Pack Up For Order!

Posted by Morgan | May 29, 2012 at 07:54 AM EDT |

As of this posting the Duel on Naboo Battle Pack is available for order at HasbroToyShop.com! Click here or the thumbnail below for a direct link! Price is $22.99. The Bespin set is currently out of stock. Orders over $50 get free shipping!

UPDATE: JTA reader Eric writes in to tell us that Kmart also has these sets up for order on their website! Both are temporarily out of stock but keep checking! Thanks Eric!

Star Wars Action News 347: The Price Match Mind Trick

Posted by Morgan | May 29, 2012 at 07:37 AM EDT |

The figures are out there. They are not easy to find, they are not plentiful, but if you hit the stores often enough, if you're lucky enough, if the Force is with you, new Star Wars vintage collection figures are in stores to be bought. And not just action figures, new Star Wars Titanium vehicles are hitting stores, plus even more Star Wars toys are on closeout for the bargain hunters out there.

Review: Emperor Palpatine - ROTS - III 12

Posted by Paul | May 29, 2012 at 12:15 AM EDT |

It's time to look at one of the most overused versions of Emperor Palpatine. But how did it hold up in 2005. Find out in today's Research Droids Reviews if it's worth tracking down (which won't be too hard at all). Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Emperor Palpatine

Happy Memorial Day!

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2012 at 12:41 PM EDT |

Happy Memorial Day to all of our readers! Please take a moment to remember those who fought and those who continue to fight for our freedom.

We just finished updating all of our current active guides in The Clone Wars Visual Guide to our new Enhanced format, and while we were at it we added a few new sets to the guide page. Click below to check out the Commemorative DVD Sets that were released when the The Clone Wars movie debuted in stores...

The Clone Wars Commemorative DVD Set #1      The Clone Wars Commemorative DVD Set #2

Review: Zett Jukassa - ROTS - III 52

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2012 at 12:59 AM EDT |

Do you want to see an action figure of George Lucas' son? Yeah, we don't either, but he was one of the young Padawans killed during Order 66. Zett Jukassa has a cool name, but we can't say the same for the action figure. Check it all out in our Research Droids Reviews. Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Zett Jukassa

One-Stop-Shopping At Kmart!

Posted by Morgan | May 27, 2012 at 08:56 PM EDT |

Yesterday we reported the Kmart B-wing is on clearance for $14.99 and today we found another reason to hit Kmart! The new Clone Wars Class 1 Attack Recon Fighter and Republic Assault Sub are showing up there too! Click through for what we found today in Rochester, MI! Price is $17.99, which is only a dollar more than Target.

Republic Attack Dropship Class I To Hit American Retail Shortly?

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2012 at 05:17 PM EDT |

The Republic Attack Dropship With Clone Pilot Deluxe/Class I set is starting to show up online for pre-order. It's a good bet it will be arriving shortly to American retail shelves. We reported on this cool set months ago and that report can be found HERE. Click through to see the press images.

You Just Never Know! Deal Of The Day, Perhaps The Century!

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2012 at 12:02 PM EDT |

If you listen to anything the staff at JTA tells you, then listen to this. You need to work a daily scheduled toy run because you never know what you're going to find in the stores. I came across the deal of the century today. They couldn't find a price, so they made one up. I wanted to army build this set, but it was too expensive for my budget and I certainly didn't need another Captain Rex, so my patience has paid off big time! Click through to check it out!

Toys R Us Stepping It Up For Deals, So Where Are The Figures?

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2012 at 11:55 AM EDT |

Toys R Us is running a great sale (provided they get some new figures in their stores) for Buy One Get One 50% off. The sale lasts through June 2, 2012. Also of note, we personally keep finding the TRU exclusive Deluxe Rebel Ground Crew With Speeder (case fresh) in stores. Obviously this must be overstock that has been hidden in the back or at the warehouse level. You may not be out of luck yet for this vehicle/figure set. The best part? This is on sale for 30% off ($13.29 in our area) until June 2nd also!

Review: Captain Antilles - ROTS - III 51

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2012 at 01:21 AM EDT |

So this is what the Prequel Trilogy version of Captain Antilles looks like. But the question is: Are you convinced this is the same person as the Captain Antilles in Episode IV? Are you on the fence? Proof exists for both sides of the debate. Why are some things in Star Wars so confusing? Check out all of the info in today's edition of Research Droids Reviews. Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Captain Antilles

The Vintage Collection B-wing Fighter: B-mine For $14.99!

Posted by Paul | May 26, 2012 at 01:55 PM EDT |

Yeah, we probably went overboard this time. But JTA has confirmed with Kmart management that The Vintage Collection B-wing Fighter $14.99 sale price is indeed a national markdown. So, if you have a Kmart near you, and you want The Vintage Collection B-wing Fighter, this is your very last chance to secure one. Click through to see our find today.

Review: Bail Organa - ROTS - III 15

Posted by Paul | May 26, 2012 at 12:01 AM EDT |

Bail Organa is the adoptive father of Princess Leia. And that's perhaps one of the reasons why he resonates so positively to fans. See him in today's issue of Research Droids Reviews and see if you think another update is needed. Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Bail Organa

An Exclusive Post For Texan Readers: New TVC For Less Than $8!!

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2012 at 11:44 PM EDT |

We have another TVC discount report for you, but only Texas readers are going to benefit from this one. Please click through to see how Texans can score the TVC Aayla Secura wave for less than $8 each!

SpikeTV Has A Major Star Wars Announcement Coming May 31st!!!

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2012 at 11:00 PM EDT |

SpikeTV has just announced some breaking news! Gamers must check out this story! Click through to read all about it! Special thanks to JTA reader Andrew Jones for the tip!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 25, 2012 at 08:06 PM EDT |

The G.I. Joe: Retaliation Figures are now in stock! Make your own GI Joe movie with these awesome vehicles and figures in amazing 3-Dimensional reality.  But seriously, why wait until March 2013?

Several Star Wars Sideshow 12" figures have been restocked, from Darth Maul to Salacious Crumb.  Modern AFA-Graded figures have been stocked, and include several variants such as the POTF2 Luke Short Saber, Long Tray.

For more from this weeks Brian's Toys newsletter, visit http://www.brianstoys.com/nl.

Brian's Toys

Discover The Clearance Happening Now!

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2012 at 06:53 PM EDT |

JTA moderator Paul B. writes in with an update to the report we posted just a little while back. Click through for his report!

We have just received a report that wave 9 of The Vintage Collection has hit Toys R Us! Yes, this means Ponda Baba, Echo Base Trooper and Bastila Shan have hit this retail chain. This info comes from a very respected and reliable JTA member, but we understand that people want to see photographic proof. So, if any other JTA reader can confirm this with a photo, please send it in to us! But you may want to stalk TRU to see if your store gets this rare case assortment! (Thank you Eddie for the report. Snap that photo next time for us!)

The B-wing Fighter has reached an all-new low price at brick and mortar Kmart retail locations. JTA reader Derek writes in with a great report! You know what to do! Click through!

JTA/Yakface.com reader Brent P. has taken it upon himself to develop his own "spider" Darth Maul. You have to check out this custom up close!

Happy 35th Birthday To Star Wars!

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2012 at 09:55 AM EDT |

Happy 35th birthday to the film that started it all!

Let's Get This Party Started! SWAN And Yakface To Host CVI Party!

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2012 at 09:50 AM EDT |

Our good friends at Star Wars Action News and Yakface.com are hosting what will be one of the highlights at Celebration VI this year! Click through for the details!

Review: Mon Mothma - ROTS - III 24

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2012 at 09:08 AM EDT |

One of the most sympathetic characters in the Star Wars saga is Mon Mothma. But we really don't have a definitive action figure version of her based on either appearance (Episode III or Episode VI). See her younger appearance, almost as if we could turn back time, in today's Research Droids Reviews and she if she reminds you of a TV/movie/music sensation too. Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Mon Mothma

Bubble Changes - And A Price Hike?

Posted by Morgan | May 25, 2012 at 04:28 AM EDT |

When comparing a set of Clone Wars wave 1 figures found yesterday at Target to those from January, we noticed some subtle differences to the packaging. What was not so subtle was the price increase to $9.44! Click through for the report!

Bizzaro Thievery!

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2012 at 09:47 PM EDT |

Who's more foolish? The fool who steals, or the fool that steals a peg-warmer and replaces it with a rarer figure? JTA field correspondent Chad Cobain writes in with a crazy swap and return situation. This one is a head scratcher folks! Click through for this bizarre instant of theft!

FYE Tip Pays Off!

Posted by Morgan | May 24, 2012 at 09:43 PM EDT |

Thank you darthpurge for the FYE tip yesterday as I scored some TVC figures today! FYE Madison Heights, MI had a Darth Vader VC93 and 501st Clone Trooper VC60! Click through for the report!

Israel Finds New Star Wars In Mexico!

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2012 at 09:38 PM EDT |

JTA reader Israel from central Mexico writes in to us with a great store report! He has found the Gamorrean Guard for the first time on store shelves! Click through for his complete report. Again, we are so happy that fans around the world are finding new figures. Collectors in the USA haven't been as fortunate!

Cancelled TARGET Exclusive Battle Of Naboo Set Hits eBay!!!

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2012 at 05:54 AM EDT |

Wo! The cancelled TARGET exclusive Battle Of Naboo multipack hits eBay! You got to check this out! The seller explains that this is a prototype only, but is it possible that this may see the light of day? Click through to check out this rare item auction and make sure you're seated before you see the price....

    

Review: Attack Recon Fighter With Anakin Skywalker - Class I

Posted by Paul | May 24, 2012 at 12:42 AM EDT |

In the middle of a 2012 Star Wars collection filled with yucky stuff, another very nice Class I set impresses. The Attack Recon Fighter With Anakin Skywalker Class I set may give you déjà vu, but this one is different. See this set and why it is good in our Research Droids Reviews as we discuss this set in detail. Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Attack Recon Fighter With Anakin Skywalker

FYI: Better Make FYE A Stop On Your Toys Runs!!!!

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2012 at 09:28 PM EDT |

This isn't world breaking news, but it's exciting news nonetheless. JTA reader Paul H. (that's Hoffman, not Harrison) from Boston writes in with another option for your to score wave 13 of The Vintage Collection! Click through for his report!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | May 23, 2012 at 07:18 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a ton of exciting new preorders as well as a few new arrivals.

Big Bad Toy Store

You Never Know What You May Find ... In Your Own Home!

Posted by Morgan | May 23, 2012 at 06:22 PM EDT |

My friend Megan said her husband had some Star Wars stuff in the attic that he'd kept stored since he was a kid. He said he had no idea what was still packed up and hadn't opened those boxes in almost 25 years! She asked him if she could dig it out, clean it, and let me take some photos for JTA. She found some amazing pieces in very nice shape. You just never know what you might have sitting in a box somewhere! Click through for the photos!

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2012 at 03:47 PM EDT |

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

In the middle of a 2012 Star Wars collection filled with muck, a very nice Class I set rises above the rest. The Republic Assault Submarine With SCUBA Clone Trooper shows us that Hasbro hasn't completely forsaken the collecting community. Be sure to not let your guard entirely down as you check out our Research Droids Reviews as we discuss this gorgeous set in detail. Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Republic Assault Submarine With SCUBA Clone Trooper

Star Wars Steel Not So Much A Steal!

Posted by Morgan | May 22, 2012 at 09:19 PM EDT |

Also found at Target in Rochester, Michigan today were the elusive "new" Wave 2 Titanium 3-packs! Price was a whopping $29.99 per set! Are these simply repacks? Judge for yourself with JTA's large-sized photos!

The Return Of The Sheets!

Posted by Morgan | May 22, 2012 at 08:41 PM EDT |

When looking for figures at Target we came across their new "Star Wars Upscale" Sheet & Comforter set. These are high quality and with a modernized look! The sheet sets are more geared to younglings as they come come in Twin and Full sizes, both priced at $29.99. The comforter would be a perfect for older fans as it's available in a Full/Queen size for $89.99. Twin size comforter is $69.99. Click through for more photos!

Star Wars Action News Episode 346: Party On, Luke!

Posted by Morgan | May 22, 2012 at 07:05 PM EDT |

Marjorie and Arnie are back in the Sithsonian this week with another Star Wars Action News podcast, and they bring tidings from the Pacific Northwest...tidings, and toys that is! Thanks to the Star Wars collectors of SARLACC a number of unique and rare Star Wars items were seen, from Star Wars pinball machines to arcade games, bootleg items, and more, including a tour of Gus Lopez's impressive array of Star Wars props and prototypes. On this week's podcast they run down what store no Star Wars fan in the Pacific Northwest should miss!

The Toy Box Breaks Down Disney's Build A Droid

Posted by Chuck | May 22, 2012 at 08:51 AM EDT |

The Disney BAD figures are the hot topic lately! JTA correspondant Matt Frey has some more details on his latest report over at The Toy Box! Make sure to stop by and check it out! And, if you haven't checked out our Unified Site Report on the Build A Droids, click here to read it!

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - The Clone Wars - CW12

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2012 at 12:12 AM EDT |

It's going from bad to worse! Articulation is dying a slow death and collectors are outraged. But does Hasbro care? Can Hasbro retore a new hope in us once again? Obi-Wan Kenobi should have been the definitive version of this character, but Hasbro opted to kill articulation and add a backpack instead. Sigh. See why this figure would have been awesome in our Research Droids Reviews and let's pray Hasbro doesn't alter the deal any further whern it comes to a figure's rightful articulation. Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Tuesday Morning Or Tuesday Mourning? It's The Former!

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2012 at 10:10 PM EDT |

With special thanks to a tip from JediDefender.com, we went to our local Tuesday Morning retail outlet and were greeted with some wonderful deals. Our readers have been doing the same thing. Click through to see three reports! Oh, and get this, they supposedly restock their stores Tuesday morning. I thought they were joking with me when they told me that. Tomorrow may be your lucky day!

Disney Build A Droid Unified Site Special Report

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2012 at 12:42 PM EDT |

Our good friend Dan Curto has acquired most of the Disney Droid Factory parts. In a unified effort, Dan has reached out to some of the best sites on the web to help spread the word about this great new feature at Disney. JediTempleArchives.com along with our friends at SWActionNews.com, Yakface.com, GalacticHunter.com, Sandtroopers.com, JediNews.co.uk and YodasNews.com exclusive galleries of these new droids you're looking for with each Star Wars fan site giving an exclusive look by droid color scheme. This fun event is sure to only grow in popularity over time. Click through to start your Droid Factory experience!

Review: Captain Rex [Phase II] - The Clone Wars - CW13

Posted by Paul | May 21, 2012 at 09:12 AM EDT |

Hasbro is making collectors sad because of what they're doing to figures in The Clone Wars line. How can Captain Rex, leader of the 501st Legion, only have 8 points of articulation, especially since they have an awesome super-articulated base sculpt to make him? See how sad we are too in our Research Droids Reviews today as we look at a figure that should have been much better that it turned out. Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Captain Rex

This may not be news for your area, but there is a huge percentage of fellow collectors out there that still haven't seen one new thing since January 30th. Click through to reader a report from JTA's own Bombadgungan!

Disney Droid Factory Hits eBay - Check This Out!

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2012 at 01:57 PM EDT |

Complete Disney Droid Factory sets are showing up on eBay with claims that these parts sold out within two days. Who knows what the accurate truth is, but this may be your only way to "grab" them all!

Review: Republic Commando Boss - The Clone Wars - CW11

Posted by Paul | May 20, 2012 at 12:28 AM EDT |

How can a sculpt so potentially perfect actually be so bad? Republic Commando Boss looks fantastic, but you can count his articulation almost on one hand (we're exaggerating just a bit there). Sad but true. But see the plusses and minuses of this figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Republic Commando Boss

Sideshow Collectibles finally comes clean about Commander Ganch! As we assumed, this figure will be available on Sideshow's website shortly after the show! Click through for a nice new photo gallery and the full details on this exclusive 1:6 scale figure!

Found! The Clone Wars Wave 2 Found In Philly!

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2012 at 07:11 PM EDT |

Found! Sorry for the bad photos today, but we also finally found wave 2 of The Clone Wars under the Star Wars "The Phantom Menace 3D" branding. Click through to see another proud find!

Found! We finally found the new Class I vehicle sets at TARGET this morning! Click through to see our proud (sadly proud) find!

Coming Soon: Sideshow Collectibles Commander Cody Give Away!

Posted by Chuck | May 19, 2012 at 02:16 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives and Sideshow Collectibles are teaming up to give you something FREE! And, we all like free! Stay tuned because we will be announcing all the details on what you need to do to win a 1:6 scale Commander Cody figure! If you don't already own this awesome collectible make sure you read about him in our Research Droids Review and check out our awesome Enhanced Visual Guide for even more details! Even if you don't collect the 1:6 scale line, IT'S FREE! More info coming soon...

Review: Utapaun Warrior - ROTS - III 53

Posted by Paul | May 19, 2012 at 12:03 AM EDT |

What Utapaun Warrior?! You probably missed him altogether in Episode III. He was in the very background in a few different scenes in the film. Check out the details of this seemingly MIA character in our Research Droids Reviews today. Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Utapaun Warrior

Malgus Wave Showing Up At Toys R Us Now!

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2012 at 11:36 PM EDT |

New figures continue to be found in sporadic appearances. Our friends at Yakface.com have a new report to share. The Malgus wave is now appearing at Toys R Us!

The Emperor To Arrive At Celebration VI!

Posted by Morgan | May 18, 2012 at 11:31 PM EDT |

StarWars.com announced today that Ian McDiarmid, a.k.a. the most ruthless villain of all time, will be making a rare convention appearance at Celebration VI, August 23 - 26 in Orlando, Florida! He will be appearing on-stage and signing autographs. The list of reasons for attending CVI just keeps growing astronomically! The Celebration VI homepage can be found here!

Review: AT-RT Driver - ROTS - III 54

Posted by Paul | May 18, 2012 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Here is a figure we would have lost a lot of money on betting that Hasbro would never revisit it as a basic figure again. Good thing we didn't take the risk and lose our shirts on the AT-RT Driver from the Revenge Of The Sith line. You'll learn in our Research Droids Reviews that this figure has quite a history. Oh, and it still holds up incredibly well today, even though the 2011 TVC figure is more accurate and ultimately better. Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

AT-RT Driver

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 17, 2012 at 09:56 PM EDT |

This week features even more Palitoy collectible vintage figures at Brian's Toys.  This time from the Empire Strikes Back line released in 1981!  Aside from carded AFA, several Loose AFA action figures have been restocked on the website and the extremely rare POTF Carded AT-AT Driver has been reduced to $1,999.99.

Several more pieces of Artwork has been added that will bring a great style to any fans hobby room.  For more form this week's newsletter, visit http://www.brianstoys.com/nl.

Brian's Toys

We Got Scoop! Walmart Update Will Bring Some Happiness....

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2012 at 02:41 PM EDT |

We have an inside report for you on what will be happening at your local Walmart shortly. Are you interested? (You better be!) Click through for the details.

Sideshow Reveals Some Interesting Tidbits!

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2012 at 06:12 AM EDT |

Don't miss the latest updates to "Ask Sideshow". They announce a Jango Fett Life Size Bust and drop a big hint that their first Ahsoka Tano collectible may just be a one-sixth scale figure! Check it out!

Figrin D'an Life Size Bust Creator Tom Spina Interview

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2012 at 06:07 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has a great interview with Tom Spina, the creator of the Figrin D'an Life Size Bust. Check it out!

The Vintage Collection Scout Walker Revealed!

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2012 at 05:59 AM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com reveal that a The Vintage Collection Scout Walker (AT-ST) Kmart exclusive is coming! Click through to check it out!

Review: Royal Guard - ROTS - III 23

Posted by Paul | May 17, 2012 at 12:10 AM EDT |

It's the running change Royal Guard, and frankly the better of the two from the Revenge Of The Sith line. A near definitive upgrade is coming later in 2012, but this one is pretty darn good too. Check this figure out robed and unrobed in our Research Droids Reviews today. (It wasn't Episode III.). Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Royal Guard

Movie Heroes Light-Up Darth Vader For Less Than $6

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2012 at 09:02 PM EDT |

Can't find the new Movie Heroes figures in your area? Get the Light-Up Darth Vader for less than $6 from HobbyStock on eBay because that is one deal you can't refuse!

ARC Troopers Battle Packs Captain Fordo Less Than $8

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2012 at 08:56 PM EDT |

The Clone Wars ARC Troopers Battle Packs set is one of the rarest and most sought after in the modern classic era. But if you're looking to get one of the best figures in the set, HobbyStock on eBay has Captain Fordo (or a TCW interpretation of him at the very least) is in stock and less than $8. Your collection shouldn't be without this figure!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | May 16, 2012 at 06:52 PM EDT |

here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another big batch of cool new preorders as well as some great new arrivals.

Big Bad Toy Store

Star Wars Action News - Episode 345: Disney Dreams

Posted by Morgan | May 16, 2012 at 04:42 PM EDT |

This week, Dan and Jerry are back to discuss all that is happening--or perhaps NOT happening at store shelves. Even though the "brick and mortars" are quiet, there is a lot of on-line news this week. Gentle Giant put three new pre-orders up and there's sure to be something for everybody: a jumbo vintage figure, a deluxe mini-bust, and a deluxe statue.

More Overseas Reports! Foreign Collectors Doing Better Than USA?

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM EDT |

Our foreign readers are still making out like bandits (when compared to American collectors). Pakistan transplanted to Germany JTA reader Haris writes in with an eager report!

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2012 at 11:06 AM EDT |

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

New Hasbro Toy Finds In America's Heartland!

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2012 at 08:33 AM EDT |

JTA reader Andy J. from Iowa had luck in his local TARGET! Check out his report by clicking through!

Review: Royal Guard [Senate Guard] - ROTS - III 23

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2012 at 05:58 AM EDT |

This isn't a Royal Guard. It could be called a Coruscant Guard, a Blue Guard or a Senate Guard, but it's not a Royal Guard. See this cool law officer in our Research Droids Reviews today and discover where this character with his revised helmet made its first appearance. (It wasn't Episode III.) Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Royal Guard [Senate Guard]

Even More Disney Droid Factory Information

Posted by Paul | May 15, 2012 at 08:16 PM EDT |

The folks at JediDefender.com have a great review of all the available droid parts at the moment. One of their forum members made a trip to Disney and broke everything down for us. Click through to check it out!

Found! TARGET Comes Through Again! Class I And More Wave 12!

Posted by Paul | May 15, 2012 at 08:11 PM EDT |

JTA reader RC-1998 writes in with another great TARGET store report. Both wave 12 AND the new Deluxe figures were found. There is indeed a glimmer of hope folks! Click through to see his score!

A Time For Celebration!

Posted by Paul | May 15, 2012 at 07:12 PM EDT |

This will be a day long remembered!

MTT Street Date Indirectly Confirmed - To Arrive Before The Fall?

Posted by Paul | May 15, 2012 at 02:18 PM EDT |

Special thanks to JTA friend (and Swedish reader) Mats for alerting us to the Toy Palace who has put up the coveted MTT up for pre-order with an availability of July 31st. While this won't benefit too many American readers since Toy Palace is in Germany, it's still noteworthy as it gives an approximate street date of July/August and not the Fall which most everyone assumed. Click through to check it out!

Found! Wave 12 Hits TARGET!

Posted by Paul | May 15, 2012 at 10:44 AM EDT |

Found! It's been a long and grueling wait, but JTA moderator The_Question writes in with an encouraging store report from Rhode Island. He found remnants of wave 12 of The Vintage Collection at TARGET. Yes, we said TARGET! Click through for the proof.

Review: R2-D2 - ROTS - III 7

Posted by Paul | May 15, 2012 at 12:50 AM EDT |

There have been many R2-D2 figures released over the years, but perhaps none were more perplexing than 2005's ROTS III 7 figure. It's a figure that is proof that having early scripts are very confusing indeed. See what you think about this odd ball figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

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Commander Thor(n) And The Hammer!

Posted by Morgan | May 14, 2012 at 10:58 PM EDT |

Have you seen The Avengers movie? It's awesome! Dave Filoni thinks so too! He is paying a tribute to The Avengers in an upcoming Season 5 Clone Wars episode by revealing Commander Thorn (Thor) on his Facebook page who's Z-6 blaster canon is named “The Hammer." Click through for the full report.

Happy Birthday George Lucas!

Posted by Paul | May 14, 2012 at 09:57 PM EDT |

Happy Birthday to Father Star Wars. He is 68 years strong in the Force today. (Please don't tinker with the Original Trilogy anymore George, thank you!)

Review: Anakin Skywalker - TVC - VC92

Posted by Paul | May 14, 2012 at 12:09 AM EDT |

Realistic minded collectors have reason to celebrate. Hasbro has finally listened to us and introduced the first realistically styled character from The Clone Wars. Anakin Skywalker is a great action figure in The Vintage Collection and the topic of our Research Droids Reviews today. Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Anakin Skywalker

Second Sighting Of Clone Wars Wave 2!

Posted by Morgan | May 13, 2012 at 09:24 PM EDT |

Thank you to Darth Eddie and Paul for the earlier news report as it inspired me to go out hunting this evening! Good thing as I had some luck! Click through for another Clone Wars Wave 2 sighting today from my local Walmart in Sterling Heights Michigan. The one I go to "like it's my job."

JTA friend Darth Eddie writes in top report that wave 2 and 3 have hit his local Walmart! At least something is hitting somewhere! Eddie is in the VA area, which is interesting since we really haven't heard of store reports out west for these figures yet....

JTA reader Michael M. shares some awesome pictures of the new Droid Factory set-up at Disney. Click through to check out all of the eye candy. Special thanks to JTA friend Dan Curto for his involvement in helping us secure these pictures.

Views from the Toy Box: Exclusives Exclude

Posted by Matthew_Frey | May 13, 2012 at 11:06 AM EDT |

Have you ever driven clear across the Country to get that one exclusive figure being sold at a convention? Ever been out three times the amount of money you would have spent on said figure because you had to go to secondary markets just to get that complete set? I’m sure most of us have.

This isn't your mother's Star Wars action figure. Yet Darth Malgus has a face only a mother could love. Ironic isn't it? Before you check into our Research Droids Reviews to see this popular figure in its full glory, be sure to say Happy Mother's Day if you're still fortunate to have your mother with you! Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Malgus

Size Matters, It Does!

Posted by Morgan | May 12, 2012 at 03:53 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant's Jumbo Kenner Yoda is now also available for pre-order! Like the original 3 3/4" releases, Gentle Giant has made both orange snake and brown snake variations available, with the brown snake version a PGM exclusive! Click through for larger photos and further information!

Gentle Giant White Clone Trooper Deluxe Statue!

Posted by Morgan | May 12, 2012 at 03:12 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant continues their announcements with the White Clone Trooper Deluxe Statue! Click through for JTA's high resolution photos and more information! Pre-order your Clone Statue here!

Gentle Giant Ree Yees Deluxe Mini Bust In High Resolution!

Posted by Morgan | May 12, 2012 at 10:34 AM EDT |

Your favorite Gran is now being released as Gentle Giant's latest mini bust! He is coming in a deluxe version with an interchangeable right arm, so you can pose him either casually sipping a drink or blaster-ready! Click through for JTA's new high resolution photo option and further information! Pre-order Ree Yees at Gentle Giant's website directly here!

Review: Count Dooku - ROTS - III 13

Posted by Paul | May 12, 2012 at 08:29 AM EDT |

The Revenge Of The Sith Count Dooku still holds up well even today. See the reasons why it what was of the best figures of 2005 our Research Droids Reviews today! Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Count Dooku

Sweden is definitely the place to be these days if you collect Hasbro Star Wars stuff! Click through to check out this "ridiculous" report! (We are happy for you Mats - we ain't hatin' on you.) Did I really just "speak" like that? I have buying withdrawal. Or this is Darth Eddie's fault instead! Help!

You Will Never Guess What Is Happening.... Again!

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2012 at 10:41 PM EDT |

As you would normally expect, Hasbro has sent out delay notices for the very last batch of Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) figures that will ever be made! Click through to reader JTA reader Mark's, as known as Studly Dudly, informative report....

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | May 11, 2012 at 06:53 PM EDT |

Collectors should take notice of the Vintage 12-Back Palitoy Star Wars figures, AFA-graded and in stock over at Brian's Toys!  This selection features hard-to-find figures (from Han Solo Small Head to Sand People) that would make a great addition to anyone's growing collection. 

New Gentle Giant pre-orders include the latest 12" Jumbo Yoda figure, White Clone Trooper statue, and Ree Yees mini bust.  New Boba Fett-themed artwork has been added.

For more great stuff from this week's newsletter, go to http://www.brianstoys.com/nl!

Brian's Toys

More Images of Sideshow Collectibles Commander Ganch Exclusive

Posted by Chuck | May 11, 2012 at 05:48 PM EDT |

StarWars.com officially confirms Sideshow's upcoming Celebration VI exclusive Commander Ganch. The information is pretty much the same as was reported at MediumAtLarge.net, but there are more images to view. You can also check out a few other cool images on the DeviantArt web site here (from Tom Hodges) and here (from scultor Trevor Grove)! Make sure to browse Trevor's galleries for some other cool Star Wars pre-production peices!

We Are Getting Closer And Closer To Officially Announcing This!

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2012 at 11:27 AM EDT |

Coming soon to Jedi Temple Archives! It's a special feature like no other. Hasbro and Jedi Temple Archives team up to bring something truly exciting to Star Wars collectors. Stay tuned!

        

Review: Chancellor Palpatine - ROTS - III 14

Posted by Paul | May 11, 2012 at 07:56 AM EDT |

The Chancellor Palpatine action figure is better than you may believe. But is still needs a definitive update. See why in today's edition of Research Droids Reviews right now! Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Chancellor Palpatine

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

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2012 at 06:38 PM EDT |

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

Hot Topics: Insider information on The Ultimate Action Figure Collection book (not really), The Vintage Collection's Aayla Secura, distribution woes again and again....

New information has been released about Disney's Droid Factory, including the packaging! Click through to check it all out!

Share The Gift Of Star Wars With E-Cards!

Posted by Morgan | May 10, 2012 at 04:48 PM EDT |

JTA reader RC-1998 writes in to let of us know about some hillarious Star Wars themed e-cards on the official StarWars.com site you can share with your loved ones and friends! Click through to check out some examples of our favorites!

Ultra cool JTA reader Eddie Johns gives us an exclusive look at two new Movie Heroes figures: Luke Skywalker and Light-Up Darth Vader! Click through to check them out!

Hot Toys Bespin Luke Skywalker Delayed

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2012 at 09:24 AM EDT |

The Hot Toys Bespin Luke Skywalker has been delayed for release until October 2012. It's sad news, but hopefully Hot Toys can use this time to make it the absolutely most definitive version of this character in 1:6 scale possible. Special thanks to JTA field correspondent Chad Cobain for the "inside" information.

Review: Neimoidian Commander - ROTS - III 63

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2012 at 12:01 AM EDT |

You saw the Neimoidian Warrior yesterday, now see its repaint, the Neimoidian Commander. It isn't that great, but it adds diversity in your Separatist collection. Check him out in our Research Droids Reviews right now! Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Neimoidian Commander

Lost Wave Figures In TVC Packaging! Look At That Vader!

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2012 at 08:36 PM EDT |

Oh man! Our friends at Sandtroopers come through again with TVC looks at some of the figures from the "lost line look" group of figures, but you can see larger images at trekbbs.com! Check them out! How gorgeous is that revised ROTJ Darth Vader card back? Thank the Maker they have finally acknowledged that running vintage card back change in the modern line! Hallelujah!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | May 09, 2012 at 05:53 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a ton of cool new preorders as well as more new arrivals.

Big Bad Toy Store

Holy moly! Mother Talzin has been confirmed.... visually! Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have an excluisve look at the TARGET exclusive Darth Maul Returns Battle Packs set which also includes an all-new Darth Maul figure in addition to the much requested "reissue" of Savage Opress in armor! Click through to check it all out!

UPDATE: Our friends at Yakface.com have pointed out that this isn't Mother Talzin, but a generic Nightsister. That's still good news folks!

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2012 at 01:19 PM EDT |

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

Lost Line Look Wave In High Resolution Courtesy Of Andrews Toys

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2012 at 01:17 PM EDT |

The folks over at JediDefender.com, courtesy of Andrew's Toys, have some great high resolution images of the "lost line look" wave of figures! Check them out!

Review: Neimoidian Warrior - ROTS - III 42

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2012 at 08:47 AM EDT |

The Neimodian Warrior isn't perfect, but it's held up well since 2005. Too bad it has a stupid action feature. Learn about him if you don't already know about this figure in our Research Droids Reviews right now! Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Neimoidian Warrior

Vintage Past And Present!

Posted by Morgan | May 08, 2012 at 11:44 PM EDT |

This may be the most stunning set of vintage versus modern photos from a personal Star Wars collection on the web! JTA friend "Babylon" has sent us his comparison photos and he has spared no attention to detail. These are gonna knock your socks off! Click through for these images!

More Details On Disney's Carbon Freezing!

Posted by Morgan | May 08, 2012 at 07:50 PM EDT |

More details on the "Carbon Freeze Me" Experience at Star Wars Weekends in Walt Disney's Hollywood Studios we posted last evening can be found at the official StarWars.com site.

The first Celebration VI exclusive was announced today over at MediumALarge.net. Check out the Sideshow Collectibles 12" Commander Ganch and all the details you need to know about getting him! Thanks to YakFace.com for the heads-up! If this is a true on-site exclusive (and not a pre-order) then this may be a tough figure to score...

Review: Yoda & R2-D2 - Maquette

Posted by Paul | May 08, 2012 at 09:19 AM EDT |

One of the greatest Animated Maquettes ever produced was the hard to acquire Yoda & R2-D2. See it in detail in our Research Droids Reviews and learn why you need one.... if you can afford what they're going for today! Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Yoda & R2-D2 (Maquette)

Vintage Versus TVC Darth Vader!

Posted by Morgan | May 07, 2012 at 09:41 PM EDT |

JTA ally Tray (aka User897) just sent in some incredible photos of the new VC93 Darth Vader and included some comparison shots with his Vintage 1978 Darth Vader!! This is definitely one you don't want to miss folks! Click through for the photos!

Get Cool This Summer With A Carbon Freeze!

Posted by Morgan | May 07, 2012 at 08:59 PM EDT |

Disney's Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios are going to have a unique feature this summer that is out of this world, perhaps from Bespin! We also have some images of the upcoming Vinylmation figures! Click through for the full report!

Duel Of Naboo Battle Pack Surfaces!

Posted by Morgan | May 07, 2012 at 12:55 PM EDT |

JTA close friend Darth Eddie sent us some awesome photos of the Duel on Naboo Battle Pack he picked up this morning! Click through for larger photos! Nice job Eddie! Thank you for sharing these with us!

Review: Yoda (In 3D Glasses) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | May 07, 2012 at 06:07 AM EDT |

Do you want a Yoda (In 3D Glasses) Mini Bust collectible for your collection? Yes, no, maybe so? We're stuck in a little bit of confusion with this piece. See why in our Research Droids Reviews today! Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Yoda (In 3D Glasses) (Mini Bust)

Star Wars LEGO Virtual Mosaic Is Ooolala!

Posted by Morgan | May 06, 2012 at 09:07 PM EDT |

LEGO's incredible Revenge of the 5th Star Wars virtual mosaic is now available for viewing here! The mosaic itself forms a sneak peak at a brand new upcoming LEGO Star Wars set, Jabba's Palace, with a dancing Oola mini figure! The page has so much content it takes a minute to load, but it's well worth the wait!

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - SW [TPM 3D] - MH16

Posted by Paul | May 06, 2012 at 12:11 AM EDT |

Why Hasbro? Why?! You should have used the new light up Movie Heroes Obi-Wan Kenobi's head sculpt for The Vintage Collection release. See how much this upsets us in today's Research Droids Reviews! Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

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Star Wars Themes A Cappella Style! Awesome!

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2012 at 10:36 PM EDT |

Do yourself a favor and watch this YouTube video if you haven't yet. Special thanks to JTA reader Tray for alerting us to it!

Awesome Duel Of The Fates Custom Diorama!

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2012 at 10:30 PM EDT |

JTA reader Alejandro shares more of his incredible dioramas with us! See his incredible work by clicking through.

TRU Exclusive Deluxe Sets (And Other Things) 30% Off!

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2012 at 09:54 PM EDT |

Toys R Us is running a sale on many Hasbro Star Wars items. One sale in particular caught our eye. Their exclusive Deluxe sets in the "Shadow Of The Dark Side" line including Rebel Transport With Rebel Ground Crew and the Separatist Speeder With Geonosian Warrior are on sale for 30% off. We were thrilled to find the Rebel Transport set for a mere $13.29 plus tax! Start up your search now. This offer is good through June 2nd! Let's hope they get some new TVC figures next! See our find by clicking through.

Check Out This Cool Pinterest Page!

Posted by Chuck | May 05, 2012 at 09:48 PM EDT |

We thought we'd share a really cool Pinterest page chock-full of cool Star Wars images. Click through and be prepared to be engrossed in a little bit of everything on Pinterest user darthlou's Star Wars page...

Review: Jar Jar Binks - SW [TPM 3D] - MH13

Posted by Paul | May 05, 2012 at 12:02 AM EDT |

We hope we don't lose readers after making this statement, but we love the new Movie Heroes Jar Jar Binks figure. He definitely has issues like some incorrect coloring and little articulation for example. But this version is a great start for you to whet your appetite until the toally awesome TVC Jar Jar Binks hits retail (if it ever will.... sigh). Check out this fun figure in our Research Droids Reviews today! Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Jar Jar Binks

Exclusive Hooded Darth Maul Mimobot!

Posted by Morgan | May 04, 2012 at 04:24 PM EDT |

Mimoco is celebrating today by unveiling a Hooded Darth Maul Limited Edition Mimobot USB Flash Drive! Only 504 pieces are available and range from 8 GB to 64 GB of memory. The drive also contains exclusive preloaded digital extras including Star Wars-themed icons, avatars, screensavers, wallpapers and authentic audio clips! To order click here!

Luke Skywalker From Bespin Battle Battle Packs Set Less Than $5!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2012 at 02:54 PM EDT |

Get the new Luke Skywalker from the Bespin Battle Battle Packs set right now on eBay for less than $5!

Check Out The New Bespin Battle Battle Packs Set Loose!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2012 at 01:50 PM EDT |

Our pals at GalacticHunter.com have added the controversial Bespin Battle Battle Packs set to their Image Bank. You know you're curious about these figures! Click through and check them out!

Look What Is Coming Soon!!!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2012 at 01:09 PM EDT |

Coming soon to a podcast near you!

New Ask Sideshow Segment Reveals A Great Deal!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2012 at 01:05 PM EDT |

Wo! Fellow Sideshow freaks: Definitely check out the May 3rd edition of "Ask Sideshow". A lot is revealed including a new 1:6 scale Darth Vader and Darth Malgus and so much more!!

Sideshow Collectibles officially announces the C-3PO & R2-D2 Premium Format figure! Check out the preview!

Happy 5th Birthday Jedi News!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2012 at 12:25 PM EDT |

The staff at Jedi Temple Archives want to wish our very good friends over at JediNews.co.uk a very Happy 5th Birthday! For the latest Star Wars news across the pond, be sure to check out their excellent site!

Clone Wars Season 5 Teaser!

Posted by Morgan | May 04, 2012 at 12:02 PM EDT |

Check out an exciting Clone Wars Season 5 Teaser on StarWars.com!

Visual Guide Update - Dewback - Sideshow Collectibles

Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2012 at 11:30 AM EDT |

May the Fourth continues! We follow up todays Research Droids Review of the massive Sideshow Collectibles Dewback with our massive Enhanced Visual Guide of the Dewback! Click through to check out all the impressive details on this beast! And remember... The Fourth will be with you... always!

Dewback - 1:6 Scale Figure (Sideshow Collectibles)

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU!

Posted by Morgan | May 04, 2012 at 10:51 AM EDT |

Happy Star Wars Day!!! There are many incredible deals and promotions on the web today to celebrate this special day! JTA has compiled some of the highlights for you with direct links here. Be sure to check out StarWars.com for the most comprehesive list of offerings & events!. Today is a day to reflect on why we love Star Wars so please leave your comments in our friendly Disqus section! From all of us at Jedi Temple Archives MTFBWY!

Review: Dewback - Militaries Of Star Wars

Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2012 at 03:15 AM EDT |

Sideshow doesn't disappoint with the colossal Dewback 1:6 scale figure! How will this fit into your collection of 1:6 scale sandtroopers? What did we think about him and should you even add this to your collection? Find out in our Research Droids Reviews! Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet. May the Fourth Be With You!

Dewback

Hurry! Only Three Hours Left For Baby Fett T From Shirt Punch!

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2012 at 08:49 PM EDT |

Hurry! We screwed up! There is only 3 hours left from the moment of this posting to order your Baby Fett T-shirt from ShirtPunch.com. A very John Deere-ish styled shirt, don't be left out in the cold by missing out on this clever design. Special thanks to JTA reader Tray for the last minute reminder!

OOM-9 Up For Pre-order!

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2012 at 06:00 PM EDT |

OOM-9 is up for pre-order! Place yours now!

Lost Vintage Packaging Wave Images Surface!

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2012 at 05:58 PM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have a great new look at the "lost vintage packaging" wave. See this futuristic collection of figures and be glad it wasn't finalized in the late seventies! Check them all out!

GG + GG = Pure Awesome!

Posted by Morgan | May 03, 2012 at 03:42 PM EDT |

It seems like it's a Gamorrean Guard frenzy right now! Gentle Giant has updated their site with photos of their PGM Exclusive Jumbo Vintage Gamorrean Guard! You can pre-order this incredible figure here. They are extending the guaranteed pre-order deadline for this and the other 2012 PGM gifts until June 1st, 2012! Click through for larger photos of Jabba's Palace Guard!

Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Blue Snaggs & Yoda?!

Posted by Morgan | May 03, 2012 at 10:38 AM EDT |

The forums over at Jedi Defender are buzzing about a photo that has surfaced revealing an unannounced Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Blue Snaggletooth and Yoda! Check it out here!

More Details on LEGO Promotions!

Posted by Morgan | May 03, 2012 at 09:12 AM EDT |

JTA reader and friend RC-1998 writes in to let us know more details about LEGO's upcoming May The 4th Be With You promotion, the new UCS R2-D2, and their VIP club! Click through for the full report.

Review: Clone Trooper (501st Legion) - TVC - VC60

Posted by Paul | May 03, 2012 at 12:10 AM EDT |

A new 501st Legion Clone Trooper, and another one that needs some fixing. See why 2012's TVC Clone Trooper (501st Legion) is close but no cigar in our Research Droids Reviews today! Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Clone Trooper (501st Legion)

Did we catch your attention? We need even more help! JTA is growing again and we're thrilled to have new staff members already on board. And we're very thankful for our three current moderators trying their best to keep up with the overwhelming response to our comments module. But even the total six of us can barely keep up with properly moderating everything as we average about 100 comments every day. (Some days go as high as almost 200!) We are thrilled by this, but with staff trying to keep up with their respective site duties, we are starting to fall behind. We want to properly respond to and approve your comments expediently. We are looking to bring a few new moderators on board to help us with our article comments. If you're interested, please email Chuck Paskovics or Paul Harrison and we will be happy to go over what it takes to be a part of our fun and entertaining forum community. Thank you in advance for your interest!

AT-AT Family Car Sticker!

Posted by Matthew_Frey | May 02, 2012 at 08:54 PM EDT |

What's better than those family tree stickers on the back windows of minivans? How about an AT-AT family instead ?! Click through for more!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 344: Decade Of The Clones

Posted by Morgan | May 02, 2012 at 08:21 PM EDT |

We are rapidly approaching the tenth anniversary of the second Star Wars prequel film: Attack of the Clones. With the proto-stormtroopers, the emergence of a new Sith Lord, and Boba fett's father Jango, this movie was built up to with all the hype that came with the Star Wars prequels. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie look back at the Episode II hoopla, from the Saga Collection of figures' midnight release to Star Wars Celebration II in Indianapolis, as well as their own personal connection to this prequel!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | May 02, 2012 at 06:13 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a big batch of new arrivals.  There were big deliveries of new items this week so we have many more instock announcements than normal.  Also a nice round of new preorder items.

Big Bad Toy Store

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2012 at 10:46 AM EDT |

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

LEGO continues to blast out their "May the 4th Be With You" promotions by creating the largest ever LEGO Star Wars virtual mosaic for fans! Click through for the details!

Review: Nom Anor - TVC - VC59

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2012 at 05:21 AM EDT |

Hasbro develops a great new Nom Anor figure, but they reference the wrong version of him on the figure's card back. This New Jedi Order figure is warmly welcomed, but is it for you? Find out in our Research Droids Reviews! Feel free 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 e-mail if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Nom Anor

Dan Curto's Next Involvement!

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2012 at 11:05 PM EDT |

My good friend and yours, Dan Curto, has announced via Twitter a new and exciting involvement. Click through to check it out!

You Just Never Know What You Are Going To Find - Part II

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2012 at 09:47 PM EDT |

JTA reader and friend Fernando S. from Mexico had to come to Lafayette IN to find his TARGET exclusive TVC Rebel Armored Snowspeeder. But guess where he found it and guess what price he paid for it?! Click through to find out!

FREE Shipping At HasbroToyShop.com

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2012 at 08:54 PM EDT |

Don't get too excited over this post, but HasbroToyShop is offering FREE shipping on a $50 purchase, not that they have anything worthwhile in stock at the moment!

One Update To Contacting Hasbro Consumer Affairs Plus Other Stuff

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2012 at 07:51 PM EDT |

Wow! We had two different Mike P.s write in today! The second Mike P. obliged us and contacted Hasbro Consumer Relations today. And he eloquently recounts his experience with them for us and well as what it's like being a collector in his specific area of Michigan. Click through to see if he made any headway.

You Just Never Know What You Are Going To Find!

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2012 at 07:43 PM EDT |

There are many reasons that it's important to check your local retails chains daily right now. JTA reader Jason C. has definitive proof why you never should give up on your local establishment! Click through to see his incredible find!

Help Is Just A Few VC Numbers Away!

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2012 at 07:35 PM EDT |

We may all soon have a wonderful solution for our Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction) action figure. Look what JTA reader Mike P. wonderfully suggests! (It's amazing folks!) Click through to find out!


 
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