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July 2012

Review: Princess Leia (Bespin Outfit) - TVC - VC111

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

A long-awaited update to a vintage Kenner figure has finally been released. It isn't 100% perfect, but it's pretty darn close. Here is the official post for Princess Leia (Bespin Outfit) in case you missed her during our sneak peek of wave 15 of The Vintage Collection. It's all 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Princess Leia (Bespin Outfit)

A Twist To Our Walmart Deletion List Story?

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2012 at 09:35 PM EDT |

There could be a twist in our story entitled "You Will Never Guess What Made It To Walmart's Deleted Product List!" we posted a few days ago. We are actively learning of new developments in our original discovery, so stay closely tuned in with us. No matter what may turn up, we will post an update for you.

TVC Ewok And AT-ST Driver Two-Packs Hit Hong Kong TRU Too!

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2012 at 03:25 PM EDT |

The American Kmart exclusive Ewok and AT-ST Driver two-packs have hit Hong Kong too! JTA reader Ting So sends us some quick pictures for us. Don't worry, we've asked for loose shots too, so hopefully they'll be coming shortly! Click through to check them out.

UPDATE: Wave 15 Added To Research Droids Reviews!

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2012 at 01:07 PM EDT |

UPDATE: Clone Trooper Lieutenant added! We have been hard at work updating our Research Droids Reviews database with wave 15 of The Vintage Collection. Click each image to be take to that specific review below and be sure to check out the Collector Notes. We learned a few more things about some of the figures that we didn't realize until today. Enjoy!

              

Review: [Blue] Snaggletooth - Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2012 at 09:36 AM EDT |

It's my birthday so I'll pick what I want to talk about in Research Droids Reviews today! The Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure line is awesome and [Blue] Snaggletooth is easily the best exclusive of 2012. See why by clicking through! 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Snaggletooth [Blue]

The Star Wars Collecting Track At Celebration VI Announcement!

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

The Media Chair for the Celebration VI Collecting Track has some news he'd like to get out to the community. In fact, he has a bunch of announcements to make, so click through to read all about it!

A Very Small Update For The Kmart Exclusive AT-ST Scout Walker

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2012 at 09:21 AM EDT |

We hate to tease you with images in a stepwise progression, but that's the way they're coming to us. Check out the innards of the AT-ST Kmart exclusive. Click through to check out new update from Manny M.

Star Wars Action News - Episode 355 And Episode 356

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2012 at 09:14 AM EDT |

We have to get you caught up on two SWAN episodes: 355 and 356. Click through to see what you've missed!

Most Of Wave 15 Added To Our Research Droids Reviews - Early Look!

Posted by Paul | July 30, 2012 at 11:48 PM EDT |

We have been hard at work updating our Research Droids Reviews database with wave 15 of The Vintage Collection. We got all of them done except for the Clone Trooper Lieutenant. Click each image to be take to that specific review below and be sure to check out the Collector Notes. We learned a few more things about some of the figures that we didn't realize until today. Enjoy!

    
       

Review: Covert Ops Clone Trooper - ROTS - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | July 30, 2012 at 12:15 AM EDT |

Most of us typically prefer to get clones that actually appeared in the films, but if Hasbro continued to make action figures of clones from their own brilliant concepts like the Covert Ops Clone Trooper we'd take all that they gave us. This figure hasn't aged at all and still should see rerelease again and again. If you're not familiar with this figure, read up on it in our Research Droids Reviews and see why you need to get it into your collection as soon as possible! 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Covert Ops Clone Trooper

eBay Ensures Every Ewok!

Posted by Paul | July 29, 2012 at 09:51 PM EDT |

Ewoks have become a hot commodity, love them or hate them. We unabashedly love them so deal with this post if you hate them. To our own shock, we've noticed that many pre-TVC Ewoks go for a pretty penny on the aftermarket. With nine (9) new Ewoks coming before the end of 2012 alone, there is going to be a focus with collectors trying to complete their respective Ewok armies! JTA moderator Sjefke alerted us to an eBay seller that have quite a few of the "rarer" and "more expensive" Ewoks for sale loose in his auctions. Click through to see what he's offering and see if you can complete your collection and see if you can beat the rush! This seller has some very reasonable prices!

Our friend Mats in Sweden gets to brag about another rare USA release hitting his country!! Click through to see his latest stroke of luck!!

The Vintage Collection AT-ST Hits Foreign Retail!!

Posted by Paul | July 29, 2012 at 12:25 PM EDT |

JTA foreign correspondent Manny Mendoza writes in with some great news! The Vintage Collection's AT-ST has hit retail! Click through for his report! (And check out the awesome photo of a certain Sith lord keeping watch over it!)

Review: Clone Trooper - ROTS - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | July 29, 2012 at 12:02 AM EDT |

Not all of the TARGET exclusive Revenge Of The Sith action figures were bad. Things started getting really good with the Clone Trooper, an excellent figure that wasn't seen in Episode III, but based on the 91st Reconnaissance Corps. Check it out in our Research Droids Reviews today and see why you need this one, especially if you're a fan of concept art! 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Clone Trooper

The Clone Wars Season 5 To Debut At Celebration VI!

Posted by Paul | July 28, 2012 at 11:53 PM EDT |

Special thanks to JTA reader Mike_5555 for letting us know that StarWars.com has updated their site with an amazing announcement of Season 5 of The Clone Wars and Celebration VI! Click through to check out the report!

Tomorrow is the official day for the TARGET exclusive Special Action Figure Sets to appear on store shelves. (Your mileage WILL vary.) But if you're lucky like JTA youngling Bailey, you many have found them today! He writes in with a cool store report. A brand new TARGET store opened up in TN. Click through for his report and what he found!

Gentle Giant LTD Exclusives Up For Pre-order!

Posted by Paul | July 28, 2012 at 09:40 AM EDT |

Gentle Giant Ltd. is taking pre-orders for their PGM Holiday Gift Jar Jar Binks and W Wald Mini Busts. They are also taking pre-orders for the CVI exclusive Lando Calrissian Jumbo Vintage Kenner figure. We totally missed this, but even though Jar Jar Binks comes with a Santa hat and lights, they are completely removable so you can display Jar Jar throughout the rest of the year. GG is not too keen on rereleasing their exclusives as general releases, so this may be the only way to get this piece. Of course, anything can change! Click either image below to place your order!

    

You saw this very first Episode III Obi-Wan Kenobi figure yesterday. Now look at it with extra paint. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Duel At Mustafar) is a special "Lava Reflection" TARGET exclusive. Want to know more? Judge it for yourself 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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Duel At Mustafar)

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | July 28, 2012 at 08:04 AM EDT |

The Vintage & Retro-Style Wave 14 Star Wars action figures are now in stock over at Brian's Toys.  Also new this week includes several exclusives from Gentle Giant and Mattel.

If you weren't able to make SDCC this year, Brian's Toys has the McQuarrie Stormtrooper and Admiral Motti mini bust, 12" Jumbo Blue Snaggletooth, and the MOTU Classics Vykron in stock.

For more from this week's newsletter.  Visit Brian's Toys!

Brian's Toys

Carbonite Chamber Figure Packs Arriving From HasbroToyShop.com!

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2012 at 07:38 PM EDT |

JTA moderator Bombadgungan writes in with an update to the SDCC Carbonite Chamber Figure Packs arriving from HasbroToyShop.com! Click through for his report!

Last Batch Of Proto Fetts Arriving At Home Mailboxes!

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2012 at 02:47 PM EDT |

Our friends at JediDefender.com reported this first yesterday, but one of our readers just sent us a picture and proof that the last batch of Proto Fetts are arriving. Click through for Scott's report!

Our Research Droids have been hard at work and they have learned that Walmart has added new Star Wars products to their deletion list. Guess what made it this time? It's something we refer to around here with the initials MZ! Click through to see what may be getting marked down soon at your local store. Whether or not an item or line sees discount depends upon an individual store's budget to do so, so your mileage WILL vary. We have confirmed however that these deleted products are indeed national.

Some Important Action Figures Are Available On eBay Loose!

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2012 at 06:41 AM EDT |

More than a few older highly sought after figures as well as all-new figures have hit eBay through seller Hobbystock. They have the rare K'Kruhk for under $10, the no-longer-available Nahdar Vebb for under $7, the super rare silver R2-D2 (based on the VOTC mold - a foreign exclusive) for pennies on the dollar, the "new" armored Savage Opress as well as many recent TVC and TCW figures that just haven't had widespread distribution. Click through to any auction by the thumbnails below and then check out what else they have to offer. There were quite a few surprises, like the light-up figures and many, many more.... all for reasonable prices!

      

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - ROTS - III 1

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2012 at 12:20 AM EDT |

The opening wave of the Revenge Of The Sith line was geared for the kids. As a result, figures like Obi-Wan Kenobi were less than impressive due to the inclusion of action features. Thank the Maker that Hasbro has more than made up for it years after the fact. See our commentary of him 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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

John Williams Interview On NBC Tonight!

Posted by Paul | July 26, 2012 at 07:05 PM EDT |

Besides writing the incredible scores to the Star Wars films and the Indiana Jones films, John Williams also wrote the Olympics theme as well as scores to countless other films. He is being featured in an interview tonight on Rock Center with Brian Williams at 10 PM (EDT) on NBC. If you have some time, be sure to check out this interview, but if not, you shouldn't definitely DVR it! It goes wothout saying he is one of the greatest and most prolific composers of our time and the Star Wars films wouldn't be the same without his touch.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store - Collections Contest

Posted by Chuck | July 26, 2012 at 05:13 AM EDT |

BBTS PHOTO CONTEST: COLLECTIONS

Enter a photo of your collection for a chance to win up to $500 store credit. Be among to the top 5 collections to win. You can vote once a day until the contest ends on August 7th. Collection image must be approved before it will show up in the contest. Entries after 3PM CST will be approved first thing in the morning the next business day. Click here for details!

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Darth Vader (Duel At Mustafar) - ROTS - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | July 26, 2012 at 12:10 AM EDT |

You saw this very first Episode III Anakin Skywalker figure yesterday. Now look at it with extra paint and a new name. Darth Vader (Duel At Mustafar) is a special "Lava Reflection" TARGET exclusive. Want to know more? Judge it for yourself 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.

Darth Vader (Duel At Mustafar)

JTA friend Darth Eddie has just pointed out something to us that we all seemed to miss. If you look at the image that our friends at Sandtroopers.com brought us, notice that the Naboo Pilot comes with both helmets (one from the Discover The Force Naboo Pilot and one from the Discover The Force Ric Olié). This officially makes the TVC Naboo Pilot a true variation and not a straight repack! Interesting, huh?!

CurtoBurns Collectors Cast: Episode 3!

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2012 at 01:34 PM EDT |

We couldn’t let San Diego Comic Con go by without some analysis and discussion and we’re joined by our good friend, and co-author of Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection, Paul Harrison from Jedi Temple Archives. We also catch up with show regular Steve Sansweet who finally reveals the details of what he’s going to be doing at Star Wars Celebration VI at the recently announced Rancho Obi Wan Experience. Steve also reveals who else will be joining him at the Experience too. Justin LaSalata updates us on the latest Celebration VI exclusives revealed since our last show. It’s another not-to-be-missed episode of the Curto Burns Collectors Cast! Direct download link here.

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2012 at 11:31 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.

SDCC Exclusives Up For Non-PGMs And Non-Attendees Right Now!

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM EDT |

Gentle Giant Ltd has put up their SDCC exclusives for sale for non-PGMs and non-attendees. Act quickly or forever miss out on these great pieces! Click through to enter their site!

CVI Yakface/SWAN Fan Party T-shirt Fully Revealed! Are You Going!?

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2012 at 09:21 AM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com and SWActionNews.com have fully revealed their exclusive Celebration VI t-shirt for the Yakface/SWAN Fan Party, a gift with the purchase of a ticket to the event. Click through to check it out and if you're going to CVI, you're not going to want to miss this fun time! Hey, JTA will be there too, so come and join us all!

Review: Anakin Skywalker - ROTS - III 2 (X3)

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2012 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Here is the very first Episode III inspired Anakin Skywalker figure. And it stinks. OK, that's a bit harsh, but we don't like it pretty much at all. But what adds insult to injury is that there are three distinct variations of this figure.... and it's all because of the included accessories. If you're a one of everything collector, you need to buy him three times! Want to know more? Judge it for yourself 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.

Anakin Skywalker

Jocasta Nu Packaging Details... AND a Free Proof Card!

Posted by Chuck | July 24, 2012 at 08:28 PM EDT |

Want to see packaging details for the upcoming Jocasta Nu TVC figure from Brian's Toys? Click through to check them out! And, don't forget to place your pre-order at Brian's Toys! As an added bonus, you can even get a free proof card! Find out the details after the jump!

Our Friends At SWAN Break News Of A New Exclusive!

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2012 at 01:54 PM EDT |

This news was first revealed by our friends at SWActionNews.com on Episode 355. It's cool news of a new exclusive. Click through for more information!

Wave 16 To Be An Online Exclusive? What Are Your Thoughts On This?

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2012 at 10:03 AM EDT |

OK, so you must have heard the latest rumor. Supposedly wave 16 (the final wave) of The Vintage Collection will be relegated to an online exclusive. (Personally this makes no difference to me. I have seen about 2 new figures out of the dozens that were released this year in Philly and HAD to shop online for stuff.) But what are your feelings on this? We have friends investigating this and we'll post an update here once we know more, but please weigh in on your thoughts by clicking through and posting in our comments module. Are you happy, angry, upset or indifferent? We want to know!

Review: General Grievous - ROTS - III 9

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2012 at 12:10 AM EDT |

The General Grievous (with four lightsaber attack) is another action feature ridden action figure that is actually borderline enjoyable. Hasbro has reused it countless times and it seems that it deserves the attention it gets. Voice your own opinion 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.

General Grievous

Jake Lloyd Claims His Life Has Been A Living Hell....

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2012 at 10:05 PM EDT |

Jake Lloyd claims his life has been a living hell. Click through to read the complete article!

The Vintage Collection Wave 15 In Stock At Entertainment Earth!

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2012 at 09:02 PM EDT |

Wave 15 of The Vintage Collection is in stock at Entertainment Earth and they are currently the only etailer at the moment who does have it. This is one of the best case assortments in a long time. What's more, if you missed out on the SDCC Carbon Chamber Figure Pack, you get 6 out of 7 figures in this case assortment (the regular TVC card back and the "lost" line look variants). Don't delay!

Review: Darth Vader - ROTS - III 11

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2012 at 01:35 AM EDT |

You are all well aware of our disdain for figures that have action features, but one figure that does contain them still holds up well. Darth Vader from the Revenge Of The Sith line is still a great action figure. But will you agree? Voice your own opinion by voting 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.

Darth Vader

Bacta Tank Diorama! Check It Out!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2012 at 09:16 PM EDT |

Diorama maker extraordinaire Alejandro P. sends in additional photos of his interpretation of the Bacta Tank from The Empire Strikes Back! Click through to check this diorama out.

This Is One Unbelievable Watto's Shop Diorama! A Total Must-See!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2012 at 09:09 PM EDT |

Diorama maker extraordinaire Alejandro P. sends in some photos of his latest work in cluding this awesome Jar Jar Binks/Watto's shop interpretation. Click through to check it all out. (It's brilliant folks!)

Better Late Than Never - New Figure Reports All Over The Place!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2012 at 08:52 PM EDT |

JTA reader Horacio Z. writes in with a store report from the border of Texas and Mexico!! Click through for his report.

Florida Receives TVC Wave 14 And More TARGET 3-Packs For Under $15

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2012 at 08:44 PM EDT |

JTA comment dweller Mike_5555 has some great store reports for us from the Florida area in both TRU and TARGET!! Click through for his report.

Carl B. Is Back With Another Fascinating Micro Environment!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2012 at 08:36 PM EDT |

JTA reader Carl is back with might be his best micro environment.... the Tantive IV! You can click through to check out some of his work on this special project and don't forget you can check out his eBay store HERE. Hasbro may never bring us anything remotely like this, so this may be your only hope! Click through to check everything out!

Review: Clone Trooper - ROTS - III 6

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2012 at 08:39 AM EDT |

Here is the very first phase II Clone Trooper figure ever produced for collectors. It wasn't that great sadly. Research Droids Reviews goes into detail about this particular release. Thank goodness Hasbro kept making better versions for us! 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

Cool New Hasbro Report From Our Friends At JediNews!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2012 at 04:24 PM EDT |

Our friends at JediNews.co.uk have a great new Hasbro report for you to read! Click through to check it out! It looks like what we've been shown of The Vintage Collection is it. Keep in mind that the report is from the UK perspective, so not all details may apply. But there are some neat tidbits here! Click through for the complete report!

A Very Reasonable AT-TE Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2012 at 11:27 AM EDT |

The AT-TE vehicle has become a hot commodity in the collecting community. We have found one on eBay that is reasonably priced (at the moment). If you need this awesome beast of a vehicle, click through to check out the auction. You never know what could happen!

Just Like A Prayer!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2012 at 11:17 AM EDT |

We're not exactly sure if Philly has become a vortex of sorts, but the Darth Malgus wave has FINALLY showed up at local TARGET stores near us. Most of the wave has of course been picked through by the time we found it (as we've been living in a drought since February), but hopefully more product is on its way. If you've experienced months of "nothing" too, then this might be the time to start up your toy runs again! We're just happy we found our first Star Wars Darth Vader on the shelves! Yay!

Review: Clone Trooper [Shock Trooper] - ROTS - III 6

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2012 at 12:11 AM EDT |

Have you ever seen the very first Shock Trooper figure ever produced for collectors? It was just a running change to the 2005 ROTS Clone Trooper (III 6) figure. It didn't even get its own name or packaging! Research Droids Reviews goes into pretty good detail about this bittersweet release. Thank goodness Hasbro kept making better versions for us! 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 [Shock Trooper]

Come Join The Fun At Rancho Obi-Wan!

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2012 at 03:32 PM EDT |

A selection of rare, interactive, and one-of-a-kind treasures from the world’s largest privately-held collection of Star Wars memorabilia will be on display at Star Wars Celebration VI as part of The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience! Click through to learn more!

Special Report Refresh: A Guide to Collecting Star Wars Novels

Posted by Chuck | July 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM EDT |

We've given a major overhaul to our popular Star Wars Novels Guide! Stop by and check out your complete source of Star Wars novels featured in Hardback format, in our newly designed format, helping you on your way to filling that empty bookshelf...

HasbroToyShop Sending Out Shipment Notices For SDCC Exclusives!

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2012 at 08:26 AM EDT |

We are receiving reports that collectors are getting shipping notices in their inboxes for the Carbonite Chamber Collector's Pack SDCC exclusive. You may want to verify if you've received yours!

Review: Clone Pilot [Shadow] - ROTS - III 34

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2012 at 12:15 AM EDT |

Hasbro released some of their own clone concepts in the Revenge Of The Sith line to help pad it. Check out the Clone Pilot painted all black like a "shadow" pilot. It's the focus of 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.

Clone Pilot [Shadow]

Yakface.com And SWActionNews.com Tease Readers!

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2012 at 10:22 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com and SWAN have just begun to reveal something piece by piece. Stay close to them and follow this puzzle's progress as it's bound to be something exciting! Also, don't forget about their totally awesome CVI Fan Party! Follow their sites for complete details!

The SDCC Carbonite Chamber Collector's Pack Is Quite A Drama!

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2012 at 07:34 PM EDT |

We have been asked not to reveal who submitted this report to us, but we have a brief but concise conversation distilled from one of our readers about securing the very frustrating SDCC Carbonite Chamber Collector's Pack from HasbroToyShop.com. You know this item has been going in and out of stock pretty much all day and yesterday. But be warned. Hasbro isn't playing nice if you've tried to order more than one.... even accidentally. If you still haven't been successful, this might be some encouraging news for you! Click through for this quick report!

Clearance Still Showing Up At TJ Maxx And Other Retail Sales!

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2012 at 07:29 PM EDT |

JTA reader Paul H. (not me, the one one from Boston) writes in to let us know that discounted product is still coming into TJ Maxx stores and how checking in with JTA on your iPhone or smart phone while shopping for figures to buy can be helpful! Click through for his report!

UPDATE: HURRY! SDCC Exclusive Carbon Freeze Chamber Back In Stock!

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2012 at 12:29 PM EDT |

The Carbonite Chamber Collector's Pack is in stock at HasbroToyShop.com right now! Limit one per household!

UPDATE: OUT OF STOCK AGAIN!! Bookmark this page and keep trying!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store - Summer Sale!

Posted by Chuck | July 19, 2012 at 07:05 AM EDT |

We've just reduced prices by 10% to 30% on over 4,000 older products!   Over 2500 items had prices cut by 20% or more. There is a huge variety of items, check out the individual menus, organized by discount level, or you can view some of the featured items listings right here!

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Clone Commander [Green] - ROTS - III 33

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2012 at 12:10 AM EDT |

Hasbro released some of their own clone concepts in the Revenge Of The Sith line to help pad the line. And Clone Commander [Green] was one of them. Is he worth the time to track down? See what we think 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 Commander [Green]

SDCC 2012: JTA's Q&A With Hasbro!

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2012 at 05:40 PM EDT |

We finally have our Hasbro Q&A report ready for you from San Diego Comic Con!! It's not in typical Q&A format, but it's a great recap of a discussion with Derryl DePriest and company our onsite field representative Rich Alot had while helping us with coverage this year. He got to ask some pretty insightful questions and even got a great tidbit that OT collectors are going to want to know about! Click through to see what Rich was able to distill from his conversation with Hasbro!

New Battle Packs Found As Far East As New Jersey!

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2012 at 01:54 PM EDT |

Wave 2 of the Battle Packs sub-line has hit as far East as New Jersey. Click through for JTA reader Andrew L.'s store report!

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2012 at 01:18 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.

After every San Diego Comic Con, it seems that at least some new product starts to leak onto shelves. Unfortunately for me it's the new Fighter Pods. Click through if your interested. Unbelievable that the shelves are overloaded with these things yet the new ones still make it to retail and yet still not one new gosh-forsaken TVC figure.....

SDCC Exclusive Carbonite Chamber In Stock At HasbroToyShop!

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2012 at 12:20 PM EDT |

The Carbonite Chamber Collector's Pack is in stock at HasbroToyShop.com right now! Limit one per household!

  

UPDATE: OUT OF STOCK! Bookmark this page and keep trying!

Review: Trade Federation MTT (Multi Troop Transport) - SW [TPM 3D]

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2012 at 12:14 AM EDT |

We don't often get "big" vehicles from Hasbro, especially when there isn't a media push to support it, but 2012 is the year of The Phantom Menace, and Hasbro proudly gives us the Trade Federation MTT (Multi Troop Transport). See it in today's Research Droids Reviews, where we go into pretty deep detail about what this huge and heavy vehicle offers collectors. 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.

Trade Federation MTT (Multi Troop Transport)

Some TARGET Stores Clearance Out TVC Mid Size Assortment!

Posted by Paul | July 17, 2012 at 10:10 PM EDT |

We have heard a ton of Walmart clearance reports, but it appears that TARGET is jumping in on the action to discount The Vintage Collection Class II vehicle assortment! JTA moderator The_Question sends us a great store report! Click through for the proof!

SDCC 2012: Hallmark, eFX Collectibles and Indiana Jones Galleries

Posted by Chuck | July 17, 2012 at 09:21 AM EDT |

We have our final galleries from Sunday at SDCC, featuring eFX Collectibles, Hallmark and The Well of the Souls...

      

Review: Naboo Starfighter - SW [TPM 3D] - Vehicles

Posted by Paul | July 17, 2012 at 12:08 AM EDT |

Here is one updated vehicle you're not going to want to be without in your collection. Sleek, beautiful, regal and elegant all perfectly describe the newly retooled Naboo Starfighter. In our Research Droids Reviews, we try our best to show that it might be better off to treat this vehicle as all-new instead 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.

Naboo Starfighter

There has been a great deal of discussion about these TARGET Special Action Figure Sets! We're getting closer and closer to Hasbro completing those classic vintage three-packs from long ago. And one of the ones they haven't done yet is the one with Greedo, Walrusman and Hammerhead. Imagine this set revisited in the modern line with an all-new Momaw Nadon super-articulated sculpt?! As you dream about this divine three-pack, why don't you catch up on the eleven (11) sets we do have (8 single packs and one multipack of 3) and see how far we've come! Click any image below for complete photo gallery and commentary on each!

Special Action Figure Set (Villains Set) [Version 2]  Special Action Figure Set (Droid Set)  Special Action Figure Set (Imperial Forces)  Special Action Figure Set (Imperials)  Special Action Figure Set (Android Set)
Special Action Figure Set (Hero Set)  Special Action Figure Set (Villain Set)  Special Action Figure Set (Rebel Set)  Special Action Figure Set

We have an update to share with you regarding the most recent Special Action Figure Sets "showing up" at local TARGET stores. Fellow Philadelphian James B. sends proof that something will affect how much you'll pay for the Special Action Figure Sets. You're going to want to be prepared for, so click through to check it out!

Star Wars Action News Episode 354: San Diego Comic-Con 2012

Posted by Morgan | July 16, 2012 at 09:22 PM EDT |

San Diego Comic-Con International is over and all that remains are the credit card balances. Over the convention Star Wars was in full effect, with Friday still being considered Star Wars Day with several panels from Hasbro, Del Rey, Dark Horse, Gentle Giant, Sideshow Collectibles, and more, and Star Wars Action News is here to recap the biggest reveals over this past weekend.

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | July 16, 2012 at 09:16 PM EDT |

Brian's Toys is proud to announce that we are the exclusive retailer of the Jocasta Nu action figure.  The figure comes on a Vintage Collection-styled card and accompanied with a Master Dooku bust.  Both come in a deluxe packaging that is designed after the Jedi Archive Vaults!  You can pre-order the figure now for $24.99 at http://www.brianstoys.com.

Jocasta isn't the only thing exciting this week.  The sixth scale Boba Fett has landed from Sideshow along with Gentle Giant mini busts Shae Vizla and Kit Fisto.  Also available this week is a restock of the Marvel Legends Arnim Zola set, but instead includes the missing variants such as Thunderball, Big Time Spidey, and Madame Masque.

Collect 12-inch figures?  Brian's Toys has the Sideshow sixth scale Snowtrooper and E-web Cannon available for pre-order!  See those and more over at this week's newsletter.

Brian's Toys

The Enloe Trials: Seeds Of Insurrection

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2012 at 06:45 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have just published their next chapter in Justin Cook's The Enloe Trials photonovel series! Check out the gorgeous photography, great story and especially the hard work that went into this awesome published work.

Visual Guide Update - SDCC 2012 Exclusive Commander Fox - SSC

Posted by Chuck | July 16, 2012 at 04:42 PM EDT |

San Diego Comic-Con is over, but we still have a bit of catching up to do. We'll start by showcasing the SDCC Sideshow Collectibles exclusive Commander Fox (Coruscant Guard) 1:6 Scale Figure. Click below to check him out, and you can read the full details about this collectible in our Research Droids Review!

Commander Fox (Coruscant Guard) - 1:6 Scale Figure (Sideshow Collectibles)

Review: Republic Fighter Tank - SW [TPM 3D] - Vehicles

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2012 at 11:50 AM EDT |

Repacks and repaints are inevitable, but if they must come, the 2012 Republic Fighter Tank is the way to do it. In our Research Droids Reviews today, we look at the first vehicle in the second wave of 2012 Class II vehicles. But will you be able to find it at retail? Perhaps. Perhaps not. 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 Fighter Tank

Great Hasbro Questions And Answers!

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM EDT |

Our friends at GalacticHunter.com and JediDefender.com have excellent interviews written out from their respective meetings with Hasbro. Click either link to see what they were able to cull from Hasbro!

Review: R2-KT - TAC - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | July 15, 2012 at 06:53 PM EDT |

Check out our very late Research Droids Reviews entry today, the philanthropic R2-KT! 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.

R2-KT

SDCC 2012: Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya and Museum Replicas Galleries

Posted by Chuck | July 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM EDT |

Stop by our Saturday coverage page to check out more galleries from Star Wars licensees Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya and Museum Replicas...

      

SDCC 2012: A Detailed Look at the Star Wars Millennium Falcon Box

Posted by Chuck | July 15, 2012 at 11:54 AM EDT |

Hasbro added the new Vintage packaging for the Star Wars Millennium Falcon to their display. Click through for a detailed look at this awesome packaging!

SDCC 2012: Season 5 The Clone Wars Footage - Maul & Opress

Posted by Chuck | July 15, 2012 at 09:27 AM EDT |

JTA reader Mike_5555 comes through again with another exclusive Comic-Con clip from the upcoming Season 5 of The Clone Wars. This time compliments of EW.com!

SDCC 2012: LEGO Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 14, 2012 at 09:47 PM EDT |

Our LEGO gallery is now live... Click through to check out all the Star Wars goodness at the LEGO booth!

      

SDCC 2012: Season 5 The Clone Wars Footage Debuts at Panel

Posted by Chuck | July 14, 2012 at 08:58 PM EDT |

Check out the IGN exclusive clip from season 5 of The Clone Wars, premiering at the panel during Comic-Con! A big shout-out to JTA reader Mike_5555 for giving us the heads up!

SDCC 2012: Hasbro Press Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 14, 2012 at 01:23 PM EDT |

Now that you've seen all the images around the web, click through for Hasbro's official press release photos...

SDCC 2012: Hasbro Booth Video

Posted by Chuck | July 14, 2012 at 09:27 AM EDT |

We've posted a short video on our YouTube channel featuring Hasbro's booth. Click through to check it out!

Yes! Hasbro has finally come through for collectors in a way that we've been asking! The Special Action Figure Set (Villain Set) – the second version – is another great addition for The Vintage Collection. See the all-new Snaggletooth figure in our Research Droids Reviews and see why you absolutely need this TARGET exclusive! 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.

Special Action Figure Set (Villain Set)

SDCC 2012: Speeder Bike and Scout Trooper Details

Posted by Chuck | July 13, 2012 at 11:08 PM EDT |

We've got a nice close-up look at the new Speeder Bike and Scout Trooper, including some off-the-shelf images! Click through for the full details and photo gallery! A big thanks to our SDCC on-location reporter Rich Alot for digging up this extra information!

SDCC 2012: Hasbro (Post-Panel) Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 13, 2012 at 09:19 PM EDT |

Click through to check out the newly restocked Hasbro display booth, featuring many of the products announced in the Hasbro presentation!

      

SDCC 2012: Hasbro Presentation

Posted by Chuck | July 13, 2012 at 08:13 PM EDT |

You've read all the reports, now click through to check out the slides from the Hasbro presentation...

Jocasta Nu Figure Available for Pre-order at Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | July 13, 2012 at 07:26 PM EDT |

Brian's Toys has posted the newly announced Jocasta Nu exclusive figure for pre-order. Click here to check it out!

Hasbro Panel Transcript from Our Facebook Page Live Feed

Posted by Chuck | July 13, 2012 at 04:54 PM EDT |

Want the low-down on the Hasbro Panel? Click through for a transcription of our live coverage from our Facebook page...

SDCC 2012: Quick Pic! AT-ST Driver & Ewok Kmart Exclusive 2 Packs

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2012 at 04:43 PM EDT |

Here is a quick pic of the.... gasp!.... Kmart exclusive AT-ST Driver and Ewok two-packs in revised Special Action Figure Set packaging! Beautiful! Click through for a quick pic!

Return Of The Legacy Collection!

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2012 at 04:41 PM EDT |

Sorry for the blurry image - much better coming soon. The Legacy Collection returns! Weird!

See Hasbro's Slide Presentation Through A Camera Lense!

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2012 at 04:08 PM EDT |

SirStevesGuide.com has photos up of the slide presentation! Check them out!

SDCC 2012: Quick Pic! Speeder Bike And Scout Trooper!

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2012 at 03:36 PM EDT |

We have an image of the all-new speeder bike! Check it out!

Hasbro Presentation Transcription On Our Facebook Page Right Now!

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2012 at 02:52 PM EDT |

We have a pretty good transcription of the Hasbro panel on our Facebook page. If you missed the live updates, go there now to check it all out!

  

Jedi Temple Archives will be posting live updates of the SDCC Hasbro presentation on our Facebook page. Make sure you like us and keep your computer on our Facebook page for instant updates. Presentation begins 2 PM (EDT) or if you're on the West Coast at 11:00 AM PDT.

  

Review: Special Action Figure Set (Droid Set) - TVC - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2012 at 12:29 AM EDT |

Yes! Hasbro has finally come through for collectors in a way that we've been asking! The Special Action Figure Set (Droid Set) is superb and comes with an all-new Power Droid with ball-jointed articulation! Amazing, no? Check it out in great detail in our Research Droids Reviews and see why you absolutely need this TARGET exclusive! 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.

Special Action Figure Set (Droid Set)

B-wing Fighter Hits Records Lows.... Again!

Posted by Paul | July 12, 2012 at 07:50 PM EDT |

It may be San Diego Comic Con, but that doesn't stop the store reports from coming in! JTA reader James B. writes in with a find that we've already reported about months ago, but is happening again! Click through to check it out! By the way, Kmart stores are getting the second wave of The Clone Wars figures and more of the Aayla Secura wave.

SDCC 2012: Sideshow Collectibles Preview Night!

Posted by Paul | July 12, 2012 at 01:33 PM EDT |

Our gallery from Sideshow Collectibles Preview Night is ready for viewing! Click through to check it all out!

      

SDCC 2012: Hasbro Preview Night!

Posted by Paul | July 12, 2012 at 01:05 PM EDT |

Our (pre-panel) gallery from Hasbro Preview Night is ready for viewing! Featuring mostly stuff we've seen or knew about, but still a fun look through the Hasbro booth. We patiently await their post-panel reveals! Click through to check it all out!

      

Luminara Unduli Revealed!

Posted by Paul | July 12, 2012 at 09:10 AM EDT |

Our friends at GalacticHunter.com have a great image of an upcoming Luminara Unduli! This figure was quickly taken away before Hasbro realized it wasn't Barriss Offee (as the title card states).

New The Vintage Collection Images Surface!

Posted by Paul | July 12, 2012 at 09:07 AM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have a ton of new carded images of the Lumat/Emperor's Royal Guard wave! Check them out!

Sideshow Collectibles' Boba Fett: The Empire Strikes Back (Bounty Hunter) has finally been released! It's pretty good, but not perfect. See what you think about it in out Research Droids Reviews right now before our SDCC coverage takes center stage! 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.

Boba Fett: The Empire Strikes Back (Bounty Hunter)

Endor AT-AT Revealed!

Posted by Paul | July 11, 2012 at 11:48 PM EDT |

Images of the AT-AT (Imperial All Terrain Armored Transport) (Endor) TRU exclusive has shown up at starwars-figuren.com.

LEGO Press Release!

Posted by Paul | July 11, 2012 at 11:40 PM EDT |

LEGO has released their PRESS RELEASE! Check it out! (Oh, they announce a Rancor Pit!)

We have a few quick shots for you from the Sideshow Booth at Comic-Con. Click through for some preview pictures while we start processing our main galleries...

The prices on Amazon.com continue to fluctuate, but as of this post Darth Malgus is back down to $12.99 with free shipping over $25. Click here to secure it before it jumps back up!

UPDATE #1: Shae Vizla is also posted at $12.99! Get them both together with free shipping!
UPDATE #2: Easy come... easy go...
UPDATE #3: Both of these are back at $12.99. Bottom line... keep checking these every day! They go up and down constantly!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | July 11, 2012 at 09:57 PM EDT |

Big Bad Toy Store has updated their site with a variety of new pre-orders and new arrivals. Click through to check them out!

Big Bad Toy Store

CONFIRMED! Droid Factory Returns In 2013!!!

Posted by Paul | July 11, 2012 at 09:00 PM EDT |

We have been telling our readers since Toy Fair that The Vintage Collection was going into hibernation and Droid Factory would return. Now SirStevesGuide confirms it! Click through to read their report and see the first wave for Spring 2013 including Droid Factory (how appropriate) R2-D2, Geonosis Arena Padme Amidala and Biker Scout! This is a perfect start to the year to celebrate the 2013 3D release of Attack Of The Clones in theaters!

Coming Soon To RDRs!

Posted by Paul | July 11, 2012 at 07:30 PM EDT |

Coming very soon to Research Droids Reviews!

Star Wars Action News Episode 353: Collecting Is For Fun!

Posted by Morgan | July 11, 2012 at 05:51 PM EDT |

San Diego Comic-Con International is but a couple days away, but so many exclusives have already been sold! From Sideshow's Bith band members to the one-sixth scale Commander Fox, plus even Hasbro is in on the action sending preview copies of their Cloud City Carbon Freezing Chamber figure set to select fan collecting sites. On this week's Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie run down the latest San Diego Comic Con news, including your last chance to sign up for the Star Wars Fan Breakfast Friday morning! Plus they tell how you can submit a question to be asked by Star Wars Action News during their exclusive Hasbro interview at Comic-Con!

First hinted by JediDefender and unofficially teased by the CurtoBurns pod cast, SirStevesGuide.com shows proof of the upcoming TRU exclusive Endor 2-packs: Endor AT-St Drivers and Ewoks! What's most impressive is that this is an all-new packaging designed in The Vintage Collection! Gorgeous!

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | July 11, 2012 at 02:30 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.

Quick Wave 15 Partial Group Shot

Posted by Paul | July 11, 2012 at 09:33 AM EDT |

We don't recall seeing the TVC packaging for the Clone Trooper Lieutenant yet. It might be old news to you, but click through to see how he looks in the "other" packaging! Special thanks to JTA reader Darth Malai for the image! This product was found in Southeast Asia.

Shae Vizla Back In Stock For A Reasonable Price At Amazon!

Posted by Paul | July 11, 2012 at 09:12 AM EDT |

As of this posting, Shae Vizla (Old Republic Bounty Hunter) is in stock for $12.99 with FREE shipping. Interesting that we have not been able to find a remotely similar deal for Starkiller (Vader's Apprentice) since they're in the same case.

Review: Commander Fox (Coruscant Guard) - SDCC Exclusive!

Posted by Paul | July 11, 2012 at 02:20 AM EDT |

San Diego Comic Con begins today! What better way to begin than with a San Diego Comic Con exclusive? Commander Fox (Coruscant Guard) is another brilliant addition to Sideshow Collectibles' 1:6 Scale Figures line. Check him out in our Research Droids Reviews before our SDCC coverage begins!!! 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.

Commander Fox (Coruscant Guard)

Australia Is Not Getting The MTT!

Posted by Paul | July 10, 2012 at 11:19 PM EDT |

Our Aussie pals at MouseDroid.com are reporting that the MTT will not make it to the land down under. Please offer a moment of silence or two for them. We offer you our condolences Australia.

Brain Invaders DVD Set Down To $5 At TJ Maxx!

Posted by Paul | July 10, 2012 at 08:36 PM EDT |

JTA moderator Sjefke writes in to let us know he found his Rebel Transport Deluxe figure at TJ Maxx, but also came across a remaining Brain Invaders DVD set for a flat $5! Amazing (and what a terrible shame that these were the exclusives that never were.... from a certain point of view).

JTA affiliate ToyzMag.com is a French site with whom we've forged a great relationship. They have taken our popular Jay Kushwara: From Concept To Digital Model Special Report and translated it in their native tongue for all of their French-speaking readers. Click through to check it out (and can read French)!

Wave 5 Hits Florida!

Posted by Paul | July 10, 2012 at 05:43 PM EDT |

JTA friends Mike_5555 let's us know that wave has hit Florida! Click through for his report!

HasbroToyShop Running Clearance Sale! Up To 60% Off!

Posted by Paul | July 10, 2012 at 05:16 PM EDT |

HasbroToyShop is running a decent clearance sale on some old Star Wars merchandise. Battle Packs are as low as $9.99 and we saw some good basic figures for $5.99. Click through to see all items on sale!

CurtoBurns Collectors Cast: The Next Episode!

Posted by Paul | July 10, 2012 at 01:20 PM EDT |

It's a massive show this month, jam-packed with the latest news and previews as we get ready for convention season. Get the first-hand report of the exciting Star Wars Weekends, which includes the continuing hunt for Disney’s Build-A-Droids and the Carbon Freeze Me Chamber, Steve Sansweet gives us the latest updates from Rancho Obi-Wan and shares his adventures in Peru for the Jedi Fest show, and Justin LaSalata gives us his round-up report of all the exclusives announced for the summer cons. And that's just the beginning! Click through to listen to the latest CurtoBurns Collectors Cast pod cast!

Review: Sebulba's Podracer - SW [TPM 3D] - Vehicles

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

Did you know that the 2012 SW [TPM 3D] Sebulba's Podracer vehicle can be considered "all-new"? It has a brilliant revised paint job, comes with a new decal sheet and the color of the orange plastic used to cast this vehicle is stunning. Why can't Hasbro apprise us of these updates? They basically told us they would be straight repacks. (Not true at all!) Learn about the differences 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.

Sebulba's Podracer

Hasbro has issued their Pre-Comic Con Press Release. Click through to check it out!

MTTs Arriving from Target.com Orders

Posted by Chuck | July 09, 2012 at 07:01 PM EDT |

JTA reader Ryan writes in with a happy follow-up to his report on the online Target MTT originally reported here... click through to see his prize!

Visual Guide Update - Carbonite Chamber Collector's Pack - TVC

Posted by Chuck | July 09, 2012 at 03:17 PM EDT |

The Carbonite Chamber Collector’s Pack is quickly becoming one of our most popular reviews, eclipsing over 5000 hits in just 3 days, well on it's way to our Top 10! Today we take a detailed look at this upcoming SDCC exclusive with the release of our Enhanced Visual Guide. This guide is easily one of our biggest guides to-date, featuring 25 slides made up of over 100 individual images! Between this Visual Guide and our Research Droids Review, Jedi Temple Archives brings you the most detailed look at this nifty exclusive! Click below for our full guide, and stop by our review for all the information you can carbon-freeze into your head! Enjoy!

Carbonite Chamber Collector’s Pack

Review: Anakin Skywalker To Darth Vader - ROTS - Evolutions

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2012 at 01:25 AM EDT |

The first three Evolutions sets that were released in 2005 in the Revenge Of The Sith line brought us some of the best action figures in a long time to our collections. The Anakin Skywalker To Darth Vader was one of the best. If you're not familiar with this set then check into our Research Droids Reviews and see why this is another must-have set from Hasbro. 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 To Darth Vader

Found! 2012 Wave 2 Battle Packs Hit Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | July 08, 2012 at 04:29 PM EDT |

Found! JTA moderator Bombadgungan also sends in a report that the controversial second wave of Battle Packs (Bespin Battle and Duel On Naboo) have hit his local Toys R Us. Click through for the report!

    

TARGET Special Action Figure Sets Continue To Climb In Price!

Posted by Paul | July 08, 2012 at 04:22 PM EDT |

JTA moderator Bombadgungan has an update for us on the new Special Action Figure Sets collectors are picking up via DPCI stock check! Click through for the update!!

Thank You For 2500 Likes On Facebook!!!

Posted by Paul | July 08, 2012 at 03:19 PM EDT |

Special thanks to our readers for helping us reach 2500 likes on Facebook! Now we want more!So let's get right down to our next 2500 likes! Will you be one of them for us? Click HERE to like us on Facebook!

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We Just Had To Make It 100 Images Big!

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

We've added a humorous four scene storyboard to our Carbonite Chamber Collector's Pack review to make an even 100 images! Click through if you're interested to see the new additions.

      

Sideshow Collectibles 1:6 Scale Snowtrooper and E-Web Cannon

Posted by Chuck | July 08, 2012 at 01:45 PM EDT |

The time is now! Sideshow Collectibles just announced the pre-order for not only the long-awaited Snowtrooper, but a E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster! This pricey set will make you drool and cry at the same time...

  

Review: Carbonite Chamber Collector's Pack - TVC - Exclusive

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

Well, here it is, the official Research Droids Reviews announcement for the Carbonite Chamber Collector's Pack San Diego Comic Con exclusive. If you haven't seen it yet, then click through to enjoy the visual stimulation! 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.

Carbonite Chamber Collector's Pack

LEGO Reveals UCS 10227 B-wing Starfighter!

Posted by Morgan | July 07, 2012 at 07:39 PM EDT |

LEGO just announced the Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series 10227 B-wing Starfighter! Click through for their Design video and an HD image! This1428 piece set will be available this October!

Wave 14 - The Tarkin Wave - Hits Mexico Hard!

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2012 at 05:24 PM EDT |

We have a great report for our readers from Mexico! Click through! Special thanks to JTA reader Carlots for the report!

Store Reports Still Coming In From Eastern Parts Of The USA!

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2012 at 05:18 PM EDT |

JTA local reader Vallius writes in with a great Western, PA report. I live in Eastern PA myself, but aside from some finds at FYE and one half score at Kmart, I cannot echo his report in the least. Yes I am envious. Maybe one day. Maybe one day....

TARGET Is On To Our Evil Ways....

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2012 at 05:13 PM EDT |

Those dang DPCI numbers. They can make our collective dreams come true or curse us! It looks like a price change is already in the works at our local TARGET stores. And while stock shows nothing, it looks like the line has been groomed for the collector to shelve out much more than what others are reporting paying!

Former Toys R Us Exclusives Found On Clearance At TJ Maxx

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2012 at 05:07 PM EDT |

Thanks to a tip from our friends at JediDefender.com, we stopped at both our local TJ Maxx and Marshalls locations. As JD reported, we found plenty of the Geonosian Warrior and Rebel Transport Deluxe sets at TJ Maxx, but we also found plenty of general release Deluxe sets from the "Shadow Of The Dark Side" line at Marshalls. The Geonosian Warrior and Rebel Ground Crew sets are still currently available as Toys R Us "exclusives" (for more money no less). But they rang up for $9.99 each and there were plenty of each to choose from!

Sideshow Collectibles Teases On-Sixth Padawan Obi-Wan.... Again!

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2012 at 04:36 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles teases their one-sixth scale Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi finally on their Facebook page!

OK folks! Here it is a day early for you! Check out the 2012 San Diego Comic Con exclusive Carbonite Chamber Collector's Pack in its full glory right now in our Research Droids Reviews! Packaged, loose and other photo shots from every angle are at your disposal, right here at Jedi Temple Archives! Enjoy! Special thanks to Hasbro for the early sample!

        
        
        

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | July 07, 2012 at 03:15 PM EDT |

$5,000 STORE CREDIT GIVEAWAY

Only 1 Week left until the drawing on Friday July 13th! 'Like' us on Facebook and fill out the quick entry form and you'll be registered to win one of 40+ prizes!  First prize is $1500 in store credit, 2nd prize is $500 in store credit (2 winners) - and there are several other denominations. Check out the details here!

Big Bad Toy Store

Sideshow Collectibles Jango Fett Life-Size Bust Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | July 07, 2012 at 03:07 PM EDT |

Sideshow collectibles has opened their pre-order for the Jango Fett Life-Size bust! Click here to check it out!

Review: The Sith - ROTS - Evolutions

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2012 at 12:01 AM EDT |

Remember the Evolutions line? It makes us sad to think that it's history. But the earliest sets are still some of the best Hasbro has ever done, including The Sith, which may contain the greatest version of Count Dooku to date! Check it out in great detail in 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.

The Sith

Coming Soon!!!

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

Coming soon to our Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | July 06, 2012 at 08:49 PM EDT |

The Buy List at Brian’s Toys has just about doubled in length. Brian's Toys has added thousands of items to the buylist! This week they are giving you Part 1 of it and next week we will add Part 2. They've added Bobbleheads, Commemorative Edition packs, Galactic Heroes, Mighty muggs, Saga Legends, Action Fleet, Star Wars Transformer, Unleashed Battle Pack, and many more accessory sections.

Click through to get access to the complete buy list!

Brian's Toys

Power Droid Articulation Breakdown!

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2012 at 05:51 PM EDT |

You saw it here first! We have an update on the Power Droid's articulation! Click through to check it all out! Special thanks to JTA reader newanda2000 for the pictures!

You saw it here first! We have an update on the correct DPCI number to use to locate the new Special Action Figure Sets arriving at TARGET. Click through for the latest information! JTA reader Ryan G. comes through big time for us again!

Found! New Special Action Figure Sets Found At Retail For $14.99!

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2012 at 12:15 PM EDT |

Found! The TARGET Special Action Figure sets are hitting retail and they haven't even been formally announced by Hasbro yet! The great news for one reader is that they rung up for $14.99, something we don't expect to last long at all! Click through for the proof! Special thanks to JTA reader Lang for the report and images!

The elusive Imperial Navy Commander is selling for between $13.00 and $14.00 on Amazon.com, but can sell out at this price at any moment. Hurry!

    

New Features Revealed Of New Power Droid And Snaggletooth!

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2012 at 07:25 AM EDT |

Man, did the announcement for latest Special Action Figures sets go from zero to 200 MPH in seconds or what? Revealed first by Sandtroopers, then us with the first live "real" image, now our friends at Yakface.com have the latest loose photos showing off some very cool features. Click HERE to see the secret of the Power Droid and HERE to see the secret of Snaggletooth!

   

Remember the Evolutions line? It makes us sad to think that it's history. But the earliest sets are still some of the best Hasbro has ever done, including the Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper [Version 2] set. Modular action figures are a blast and you can make 5 unique action figures out of this set! Did you know that?! Check it out in great detail in 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 To Stormtrooper [Version 2]

Grand Moff Tarkin Is Also $12.99 At Amazon.com!

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2012 at 12:07 AM EDT |

Grand Moff Tarkin is available at Amazon.com for $12.99 too!

    

Darth Malgus Is Also $12.99 On Amazon.com!!!

Posted by Paul | July 05, 2012 at 05:50 PM EDT |

Hurry! Darth Malgus is on Amazon.com for $12.99 too! These will disappear instantly as well, so hurry up!

    

UPDATE: Another reasonable figure bites the dust on Amazon.com! Sold out at $12.99 and back up to $30+

Shae Vizla Is On Amazon.com For $12.99!!

Posted by Paul | July 05, 2012 at 05:44 PM EDT |

Hurry! Shae Vizla is on Amazon.com for $12.99 and if you can enroll in their Amazon Prime program for 30 days for FREE and get FREE shipping! These will disappear instantly, so hurry up!

    

UPDATE: You guys/gals are CRAZY! Sold out at $12.99 and back up to $34+

Remember the Evolutions line? It makes us sad to think that it's history. But the earliest sets are still some of the best Hasbro has ever done, including the Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper [Version 1] set. Check it out in great detail in 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 To Stormtrooper [Version 1]

Life-Size Boba Fett Announced By Sideshow!

Posted by Morgan | July 04, 2012 at 06:42 PM EDT |

Sideshow continues to amaze with their announcement of a Life-Size Boba Fett! The prototype will available for viewing at SDCC!

MTT Is In Stock And Ships FREE At TARGET.com!

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2012 at 04:57 PM EDT |

The MTT is in stock and ready to ship at TARGET.com. The best part? It ships free (all orders over $50 are eligible). Click through to place your order because you know this ain't arriving at brick and mortar! Special thanks to JTA reader Ryan G. for the head's up!

Tech Mo'r and Doikk Na'ts Bith Band In Stock (SDCC Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2012 at 02:28 PM EDT |

The SDCC exclusive Tech Mo'r and Doikk Na'ts Bith Band - Modal Nodes members are in stock and available for purchase right now! Can Sideshow empty out our wallets more? Ugh!

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2012 at 01:51 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.

Visual Guide Update - Commander Bacara - Sideshow Collectibles

Posted by Chuck | July 04, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT |

In celebration of RDR-1138 we bring you CC-1138! Click below for our Enhanced Visual Guide featuring the 4th release of the 'Fab 5' commanders from Revenge of the Sith! And, if you haven't already, stop by our Research Droids Review for the complete lowdown on this awesome figure!

Commander Bacara (21st Nova Corps) - 1:6 Scale Figure (Sideshow Collectibles)

Besides being a very important national holiday, it also happens to be our 1,138th Research Droids Reviews entry today! If that wasn't enough of a coincidence, Sideshow Collectibles has just started shipping out their stunning 1:6 Scale Commander Bacara (21st Nova Corps) figure who also just happens to be CC-1138! How's that for serendipity?! 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.

Commander Bacara (21st Nova Corps)

That's Why We Call It Independence Day!

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2012 at 12:03 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives wishes you and your family a very happy and healthy 4th of July. Enjoy this time off to bask in the gift of freedom we've been granted by the selfless people who have fought on our behalf to bring us this truly wonderful gift. And please spend some time reflecting on what is truly important in your lives. We moan and whine about not finding Star Wars figures, but it's all insignificant next to the power of freedom we all possess. And thank you for your continued support of our site. May the Force be with you!

Star Wars Action News Episode 352: Collect What You Love

Posted by Morgan | July 03, 2012 at 05:43 PM EDT |

Everyone has a "holy grail" of collecting. For some it's a mint-on-card Yakface, for some the dirty version of the C-3PO trading card, but for Nathan P. Butler it was the collected, out of print, Star Wars newspaper strip collection. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, Nathan joins us to tell about the years spent seeking out this book, and gives us a hands-on review!

The same seller (solitudinal) that JTA first presented to you on eBay to have the very first Princess Leia (Bespin Gown) figure now has much better pictures and card back images to most of his items! What are you waiting for? Click through to check it all out!

      

Review: Shae Vizla (Old Republic Bounty Hunter) - TVC - VC101

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

Hasbro has released more great Expanded Universe figures in The Vintage Collection. A rather obscure female character, Shae Vizla (Old Republic Bounty Hunter) (VC101), gets premium treatment and will become one of the most sought after figures in the entire line. We're predicting that. See this gorgeous beauty 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.

Shae Vizla (Old Republic Bounty Hunter)

Visual Proof Of Grand Moff Tarkin Wave Hitting Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2012 at 11:52 PM EDT |

We reported just moments ago that the Tarkin wave has been found at Toys R Us in CA. Here is the proof to accompany that claim. Our source has asked to remain anonymous. Click through for the proof!

Reintroducing Steve Sansweet!

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2012 at 11:02 PM EDT |

The official Star Wars Blog is now open and features none other than our favorite #1 Star Wars collector, Steve Sansweet! Click through to check out this new column and read as he reintroduces himself!

The Vintage Collection Wave 14 Making Headway Throughout The USA

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2012 at 09:52 PM EDT |

Reports are coming in from all over that the Tarkin wave of The Vintage Collection is hitting Walmart. JediDefender.com first reported sightings of this wave in IA and PA earlier today, and now we have reports from CA and WI. Also of note, but unfortunately no visual proof, we have one report that the Tarkin wave has also been found at Toys R Us in CA. Start up those toy runs again folks! (Special thanks to JTA reader Ross A. for the picture below.)

JTA reader Joshua M. alerts us to a phenomenal find on eBay. We could be wrong, but we believe this is the first time we have seen the Princess Leia (Bespin Gown) figure on a TVC card back! What's perhaps most noteworthy is that Hasbro managed to ensure that the ornate pattern on the back of her soft-goods dress has been added. Look at that glorious card back! Click through to check it out!

Sideshow Exclusive Clone Commander Fox Is In Stock!

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2012 at 01:19 PM EDT |

The 2012 SDCC exclusive Clone Commander Fox is up for order right now and it's in stock for shipping!

Lost Wave Arrives At Retail In Singapore!

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2012 at 08:28 AM EDT |

The "Lost Wave" has arrived in Singapore and from what we've been told, this means shipments to the USA are imminent (likely only with online retailers at this stage of the game. Special thanks to Joey, friend of Manny, for the pictures! (Send us some loose shots now!) Click through for a quick sampling of what's in the case assortment.

Review: Starkiller (Vader's Apprentice) - TVC - VC100

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2012 at 12:07 AM EDT |

Hasbro has released more great Expanded Universe figures in The Vintage Collection. This time they head in The Force Unleashed II territory and update Starkiller (Vader's Apprentice). And it's an incredible action figure. Read all about him and see a nice photo gallery of pictures 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.

Starkiller (Vader's Apprentice)

Trivia From a Galaxy Far, Far Away Kickstarter Campaign

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2012 at 08:27 PM EDT |

Our friend Chris Hoth Iceplanet at the Sarlacc Pit Podcast is running a Kickstarter campaign to produce a Star Wars trivia book to fans everywhere. He needs your help to get this project off the ground. Can you help him? Click through to find out how you can!

Sideshow Collectibles Teases Darth Malgus Premium Format!

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2012 at 05:30 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles teases the Darth Malgus Premium Format figure! Check it out!

R5-D8 Versus R5-D4: See The Differences!

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2012 at 11:48 AM EDT |

JTA Facebook friend Colección ASTROMECH DROIDS collection have posted on our wall a great comparison shot outlining the differences between R5-D8 (that's part of the upcoming Yavin Pilots TRU exclusive multipack) and R5-D4. It's a great comparison and there are more differences than you realize!

Take A Great Look At Clone Commander Fox (Phase II)

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2012 at 11:45 AM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com managed to secure an early sample of Clone Commander Fox and have already added it to their Toyguide! Click through to check out this figure up close!

UPDATE: Our friends at GalacticHunter.com and Sandtroopers.com also have added great reviews and photos of this figure to their sites as well!

You have been wonderfully patient with us and the time is now!! Jedi Temple Archives is very proud to present our latest Special Report: From Concept to Digital Model featuring 3D Modeler Jay Kushwara! Special thanks goes out to Jay who was amazing to work together with on this project. And we'd also like to thank Hasbro for their involvement in giving us the green light and helping us get through the approval process. Click through to read about how some of your favorite Star Wars figures came to be! Please leave comments on the Special Report page at the bottom!

Jay Kushwara: From Concept to Digital Model

Review: Anakin Skywalker's Podracer - SW [TPM 3D] - Vehicles

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2012 at 05:19 AM EDT |

Did you know the rehashed Anakin Skywalker's Podracer has a had a complete paint job overhaul? We weren't aware either until we found one on sale and cracked it open for our Research Droids Reviews today! See how it varies! 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's Podracer


 
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