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August 2012

Review: ARC Trooper Commander - TLC - Saga Legends (SL 23)

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2012 at 12:02 AM EDT |

Here is a great ARC Trooper Commander, released for the first time as a basic figure, but not the first time available in the Star Wars line! See it and its history in Research Droids Reviews and understand why it's a must-have! 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.

ARC Trooper Commander

Celebration VI Jedi Temple Archives Promo Items Available Now!

Posted by Chuck | August 31, 2012 at 01:19 PM EDT |

We've held back a limited number of both our patch sets and promo cards for viewers. Promo cards can be purchased right here, and patch sets are $25 (plus shipping). They are very limited so first come first served! If you order the promo cards and the patches we can ship them together. Email me to claim your patches, they won't last long! If you don't want to purchase the promo cards through ebay just email me directly and we will work it out.

Update: The patch sets are currently all gone! If any fall through I'll repost!

TRU Exclusive Ewok And Yavin Pilot Packs BOGO 50% Off!

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2012 at 11:31 AM EDT |

Unbelievable! TRU changes its promotion like we change our underwear. Now the Ewok and Yavin Pilot Packs are Buy One Get One 50% off! Unreal! Of course the Ewok set is out of stock, but keep checking. Special thanks to JTA moderator The_Question for the tip!

UPDATE: Good morning Paul: I just wanted to write in to update the news story "TRU Exclusive Ewok And Yavin Pilot Packs BOGO 50% Off". I just stopped in my local TRU this morning and can confirm that this promotion is indeed good instore as well. The promotion reads: "Buy 1 Get 1 50% OFF ALL Star Wars action figures, play sets & accessories", HERE, so you can definitely mix and match. I got lucky and my store was fully stocked up on Ewok & Yavin Pilot sets so I took advantage. Bombadgungan

CVI: George Lucas In The House

Posted by Chuck | August 31, 2012 at 09:17 AM EDT |

Our final gallery for our Celebration VI coverage features The Maker Himself! George Lucas made an appearance at CVI on Saturday, and we were there both on the floor during his visit to the exhibit hall and at The Super Secret Star Wars panel, where he made a surprise visit. Click through for a peek at our exciting visit...

Thank The Maker!

More eBay Deals From A Different Seller

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2012 at 06:23 AM EDT |

eBay seller tunghori also has restocked some older figures which may be of interest to you and excellent prices. (Please read descriptions carefully so you know what's included - most figures are complete, but just make sure.) Female The Clone Wars characters like Padmé Amidala and Ahsoka Tano are always great to have around. What about the TARGET exclusive K-3PO Build A Droid figure that has yet to be rereleased? Oh, and let's not forget about the very hard to find Chewbacca repaint from the TARGET exclusive Special Action Figure Set. Even the metallic 4-LOM (Zuckuss) figure is under $4! You can get the repainted 2010 Saga Legends Bossk for cheap also. And lastly, you know how hard it was to find the Joe Johnston Concept Snowtrooper. Now get it loose for a very reasonable price! And there's more too! Check it all out!

         

     

Review: Super Battle Droid - TLC - Saga Legends (SL 10)

Posted by Paul | August 31, 2012 at 12:15 AM EDT |

Did you know that 2008's The Legacy Collection Saga Legends Super Battle Droid is a new figure? It is. And most passed on it thinking it was a straight repack. The travesty about this is that it remains the best Super Battle Droid sculpt to date - even better than The Vintage Collection version. If you don't know about this figure, then catch up with it in our Research Droids Reviews database! 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.

Super Battle Droid

There Are Still Some Great eBay Deals For Loose Figures!

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM EDT |

eBay seller HobbyStock has some pretty awesome deals for some obscure Star Wars action figures. Rare (because they're pack-in) figures are available for very reasonable prices and older figures like Emperor's Shadow Guard and Leektar are available for pennies on the dollar. And you can even get a stack of the original TVC Sandtrooper figures for a steal, especially now that the figure has all but disappeared. This and more awaits you! Click any image below to be taken to that auction or click HERE for their Star Wars store!

      

    

CVI: Star Wars Action News' Celebration VI Coverage, Part 2

Posted by Chuck | August 30, 2012 at 10:43 PM EDT |

Star Wars Action News' coverage of Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando continues!

Thursday at Star Wars Celebration VI was the night of the Star Wars Action News/Yakface party. An edible Jabba attended, as did Slave Leia to flip the roles and eat the Hutt! Prizes were handed out, death sticks were consumed, and Jerry got to talk to several of the attendees about their expectations for Star Wars Celebration VI and their first day experiences. So join the party and listen now!

CVI: Celebrating Star Wars!

Posted by Chuck | August 30, 2012 at 06:21 PM EDT |

From all around the Celebration VI floor, check out our last major gallery, featuring cosplay, book signings, a little from The Force United booth, and much more!

      

Ian McDiarmid To Appear At NYCC!

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2012 at 12:37 PM EDT |

Ian McDiarmid is coming to 2012's New York Comic Con! Click through for more information!

CVI: Prop Displays

Posted by Chuck | August 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM EDT |

There were many photo-op moments at Celebration VI, with the prop displays better than ever! Hoth, Endor, Jabba's Palace... even the Millennium Falcon! Check out some of the awesome 'full scale' dioramas ready for you to insert yourself into!

      

Review: Yavin Pilot Pack - SW [TPM 3D] - Toys R Us Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2012 at 09:01 AM EDT |

Destined to not be as popular as the Ewok Pack, make sure you don't forgo the Yavin Pilot Pack because you'll be sorry if you do! It's another amazing set and ready to see 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Yavin Pilot Pack

Gentle Giant Ltd Stokes That Vintage Passion With A Rare Tribute

Posted by Paul | August 30, 2012 at 08:55 AM EDT |

Gentle Giant Ltd. announces that the PGM Gamorrean Guard Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure will be coming on an ultra cool POTF card back. This will be amazing since it's one of the rarest original vintage figures of all!

It Is All About You Apparently.... But It Was Happily Done

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2012 at 10:24 PM EDT |

To our dedicated readers: If I post this article (which I just did), will you stop emailing me to see side by side comparisons of the alternate outfits of the Ewoks from the Toys R Us exclusive? You know, I have to pay my mortgage in two days and I can't spend it all on Star Wars toys! Anyway, I purchased another set today to add four additional photos to our Research Droids Reviews on the awesome Ewok Pack that shows this very comparison (they're the last four photos in the gallery)! Enjoy! If you don't enjoy it, then don't tell me. Oh, by the way, since it's all about Ewoks right now, take a moment and type the word "Ewoks" in the search bar in our RDR index and catch up on all the other Ewoks made by Hasbro and check out those reviews too.

         

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 29, 2012 at 09:48 PM EDT |

Check out the latest pre-orders and arrivals at BigBadToyStore.com...

Big Bad Toy Store

Darth Maul Returns Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2012 at 08:21 PM EDT |

You saw the loose shots of the Darth Maul Returns Battle Packs contents. If that's made you hungry for this exclusive and you can't wait, then head right HERE to eBay where a few units of it are available by a seller!

Stick A Fork In It! (At Least For This Week....)

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2012 at 07:16 PM EDT |

Look what has finally hit a great clearance price! It wouldn't be long until this retailer gave up! Click through for the image and special thanks to JTA reader and parody supporter earthclanbootstrap for the image. This is a national sale price, FYI.

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap (2 Weeks)

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2012 at 06:51 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. We are two weeks behind from Celebration VI, so catch up with 14 reviews you may have missed by clicking the banner below.

CVI: Topps Booth

Posted by Chuck | August 29, 2012 at 04:16 PM EDT |

Topps was on hand as usual at the Star Wars Celebration. This time not only were they promoting their next new series coming out (Star Wars Galactic Files) with exclusive daily promo cards, but they had a nice vintage display of our favorite Star Wars sets from the '70s and 80's! Click through to check out their booth!

      

CVI: Star Wars Action News' Celebration VI Coverage, Part 1

Posted by Chuck | August 29, 2012 at 04:11 PM EDT |

Star Wars Action News was in many places at Celebration VI. Perhaps you met one of the staff at The Force United booth, or running the Collectors' Track Social Area. At the Swap Meet on Friday night, or in the Hasbro and Del Rey panels. Now, we begin our coverage of Star Wars Celebration VI which will be a series of episodes recorded at Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando!

CVI: Hallmark Booth

Posted by Chuck | August 29, 2012 at 02:07 PM EDT |

Our next stop in our gallery updates is the Hallmark booth. Check out what they had on display at Celebration VI!

      

Close-Ups Of The Nightsister And Its Articulation Defined!

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2012 at 01:03 PM EDT |

JTA reader from Hong Kong, Hercules, send us loose shots of the Nightsister figure in the Darth Maul Returns Battle Packs set. See this figure's detail and articulation up close as well as ther rundown of the figure by Hercules! Click through to check her out thoroughly!

CVI: LEGO Booth

Posted by Chuck | August 29, 2012 at 11:56 AM EDT |

LEGO had a pretty impressive interactive booth at CVI, but they also had their LEGO's on display. Click through for a look at the LEGO booth!

      

Review: Ewok Pack - SW [TPM 3D] - Toys R Us Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 29, 2012 at 03:02 AM EDT |

The Ewok Pack hit retail now, it's the best exclusive in a while
With Flitchee
And Nanta too,
Updated Teebo and Kneesa,
A new Tippet
The professor and Mary Ann,
Here at Jedi Temple Archives.

We're kidding about the last two of course, but check out this awesome set 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.

Ewok Pack

CVI: Kotobukiya Booth

Posted by Chuck | August 28, 2012 at 08:36 PM EDT |

Kotobukiya showed off their impressive droid line-up at Celebration VI, among other things. Click through to check out the upcoming Astromech Droid Series, due out in 2013!

      

JTA Exclusive: A First Look At The Ultimate Action Figure Collection!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2012 at 07:38 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives is extremely thrilled to present you with an exclusive first look sneak peek at Steve Sansweet’s Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection book! You'll only find this advance look here at JTA until Celebration VI begins! This book has been an intense labor of love and the final result is amazing. We hope you thoroughly enjoy this advanced look at the book and seeing a sampling of what is contained within it. Please be absolutely sure to visit us at the various panels and meet and greets. Also, be sure to clear your schedule for Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection panel! Dates and times are posted by clicking through! Oh, and course the link to the advance look is there too! What are you waiting for? Extra special thanks to Editor Kjersti Egerdahl for giving us these images to share with you and allowing us to provide you with the first sneak peek!

CVI: The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience

Posted by Chuck | August 28, 2012 at 02:22 PM EDT |

One of the big hits at this year's Celebration was the on-site sampling from Rancho Obi-Wan! Click through for our walk-through gallery full of collectibles you KNOW you desire...

      

Last Chance for Free Shipping at Brian's Toys!

Posted by Chuck | August 28, 2012 at 02:18 PM EDT |

Don't forget, the FREE SHIPPING offer at Brian's Toys ends tonight at midnight! Just purchase $50 worth of in-stock merchandise to qualify. Enter coupon code JTA to redeem! A Big thanks to Brian's Toys for sponsoring our Celebration coverage this year!

Brian's Toys

CVI: R2 Builders Gallery

Posted by Chuck | August 28, 2012 at 01:46 PM EDT |

Across the way from the 501st Legion Experiece was the R2 Builders room... full of all things droids! Click through to check out a gallery from our visit!

      

Relatively new JTA reader from Hong Kong, Hercules, writes in to let us know that the Darth Maul Returns Battle Packs set has arrived there. He also sent us some close-up shots of the Darth Maul figure. Don't worry, we have already asked him for the Sith Witch images too. Click through to check it out!

CVI: 501st Legion Experience

Posted by Chuck | August 28, 2012 at 06:49 AM EDT |

As usual, the 501st Legion had a fantastic room full of props and displays. Click through to check out some of the cool items displayed...

      

Review: ARC Trooper - TLC - Saga Legends (SL 19)

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

First introduced in the second series of Order 66 sets, Hasbro reissued the ARC Trooper in The Legacy Collection Saga Legends line to make it easier for us to army-build. See it 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.

ARC Trooper

CVI: Hasbro Press Gallery

Posted by Chuck | August 27, 2012 at 06:52 PM EDT |

Click through for a look at the full Hasbro Press Gallery from all of the Celebration VI reveals...

      

CVI: The The “As You Wish Project” Gallery

Posted by Chuck | August 27, 2012 at 05:27 PM EDT |

We've seen these cool art charity helmet projects at the last few Celebrations. This years project, entitled The “As You Wish Project”, featured a variety of mandalorian and clone helmets, each decorated by different artists. Click through to see the full gallery, and make sure to stop by the Make A Wish charity auctions if you want to own one of these awesome pieces of art!

      

CVI: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection Book Signing

Posted by Chuck | August 27, 2012 at 02:45 PM EDT |

JTA's own Paul Harrison used some book signing as an excuse each day to sit down and not do any REAL work for JTA. Click through for small gallery as Paul signs book plates with Steve Sansweet, Dan Curto and Anne Neumann, as well as a few images from the panel on the upcoming The Ultimate Action Figure Collection!

      

CVI: Hasbro Gallery Featuring Post-Panel Products

Posted by Chuck | August 27, 2012 at 01:08 PM EDT |

Here's another look at Hasbro as we get up close and personal with the new stuff Hasbro had to show after their panel on Friday. Click through for the gallery!

       

Fresh from their debut at STAR WARS® Celebration VI, these Boba Fett and Clone Trooper helmets were hand-decorated by artists like wish kid Janvi and designer Joe Johnston, creator of the original Boba Fett helmet. Bid on your favorites now and help support Make-A-Wish’s mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Click through to place your bid now!

CVI: Hasbro Legacy Collection 2013: Wave 2 Press Photos

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM EDT |

We are working hard on galleries for you, but to help tide you over, Hasbro has given us press images to wave 2 of Legacy Collection 2013! Click through and please enjoy. More galleries coming soon!

        

Review: Destroy Malevolence - TCW [SOTDS] - The Clone Wars DVD Set

Posted by Paul | August 27, 2012 at 07:36 AM EDT |

We finish up our look at three The Clone Wars DVD Sets based on the wonderful Malevolence story arc. We conclude with Destroy Malevolence. It's ready to view 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.

Destroy Malevolence

You read the first part to our Q&A, here is the MUCH LONGER second part! Click through to read it all. But before you do, I just want to publicly say thanks to Derryl DePriest (and Bryan too) for spending hours with JTA answering all of our questions. (One night they even stayed 2 hours after the day officially ended.) They wanted to know ALL feedback our readers had so we read them off all of the questions no matter how positive or how negative they were. And they did their best to answer them all. I would like to let our readers know that Derryl is passionate about the Star Wars line and he's done more than you know to protect it. The collector-focused line could have been gone already, but he's fought to keep it alive. It's a bad time for the line in general still and it's honestly time to accept that certain parts of it are designed without collectors in mind, in an effort to bring in revenue to support the line. In this day and age we don't have anywhere near as many collectors and chronic distributions issues that are out of Hasbro's control are tearing it down further. We offered some suggestions which Hasbro seemed to appreciate and they even jotted them down in their notepads, so hopefully something good can come out of our heart to heart discussion. We know bring you to the final part of JTA's Q&A with Hasbro. Enjoy! Oh, and we have two new figures that Hasbro let slip are forthcoming. You know what to do!

Exclusive The Clone Wars Season 5 Video At IGN

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2012 at 04:07 PM EDT |

IGN has posted an exclusive The Clone Wars video which pays tribute to the Republic Commando video game. You don't want to miss this folks! Special thanks to JTA reader Mike_5555 for head's up!

Star Wars Celebration Europe Announced For 2013!

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2012 at 04:01 PM EDT |

JTA friend Dan Curto has posted news on his Facebook page that Star Wars Celebration Europe is coming to Messe Essen Germany in 2013!

CVI: Star Wars: Detours (The Next New Star Wars Controversy)

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2012 at 03:38 PM EDT |

We went to the Super Secret Star Wars Panel with Seth Green and as you've heard, a new Star Wars animated comedy show is coming; Star Wars: Detours. While it was indeed funny (and the panel was even better with Special Guest George Lucas showing up), we bet the show will end up being more controversial than anything else. See what you think!

Review: Shadow Of Malevolence - TCW [SOTDS] - The Clone Wars DVD Set

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2012 at 09:31 AM EDT |

We continue our look at three The Clone Wars DVD Sets based on the wonderful Malevolence story arc. It's time for Shadow Of Malevolence first. It's ready to view 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.

Shadow Of Malevolence

See The Royal Guard Undressed!

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2012 at 11:50 PM EDT |

Sorry for the cell phones pictures, but we just don't have time to generate a gallery. Here are some close shots of The Vintage Collection Royal Guard without all of his gear. Enjoy!

We went back to Hasbro and finished asking your questions and we got some great new answers. We also learned of a few new surprises. We hate to tease you, but you'll want to tune in to tomorrow here at JTA as we have some cool news to reveal it all and share with you. In the meantime, please click through to see some up close pictures of the inside panels (credits and cover art) to the Star Wars Ultimate Action Figure Collection book. Also, check out what crew members from The Empire Strikes Back as well as the Original Trilogy stopped by to see Rancho Obi-Wan. I got to meet longtime heroes today! It was awesome!

CVI: Gentle Giant Booth

Posted by Chuck | August 25, 2012 at 07:50 AM EDT |

Here's another look at what Gentle Giant initially showed at SDCC. Click through to check out the Gentle Giant Booth...

      

Jedi Temple Archives: Hasbro Q And A - Your Questions Answered!

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2012 at 01:14 AM EDT |

Here are many, many of your questions answered by Hasbro! We didn't get to them all today, but we're hopeful to get to the rest later! Stay tuned! In the meantime, click through!

Review: Rising Malevolence - TCW [SOTDS] - The Clone Wars DVD Set

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2012 at 01:13 AM EDT |

We begin our look at three The Clone Wars DVD Sets based on the wonderful Malevolence story arc. It's time for Rising Malevolence first. It's ready to ogle 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.

Rising Malevolence

CVI: Hasbro Presentation

Posted by Chuck | August 24, 2012 at 09:23 PM EDT |

Another busy day with so much to cover! Click through to check out the slides from the Hasbro Presentation, and stay tuned as we prepare our Q&A session we had with Hasbro after the panel...

Head To Our Facebook Page Right Now

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM EDT |

HEAD TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE RIGHT NOW!!

A Preliminary Discussion With Hasbro

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2012 at 10:06 AM EDT |

We know that you are dying to know what Hasbro has to show us this year at Celebration VI. JTA wants to know too. We do want to help alleviate the anticipation a little bit for you however this year. Click through for quick recap of a discussion we had with Derryl DePriest.

CVI: Hasbro Booth - Up Close And Personal With Jocasta Nu

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2012 at 09:25 AM EDT |

Here is a close look at Jocasta Nu. Hasbro let us play with the figure and we got a great candid look at this long-awaited (and quite frankly) amazing action figure! Be sure to place your order at Brian's Toys for it! Click through for our up close and personal look at her!

      

Review: Destroyer Droid - ROTS - III 44

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2012 at 07:29 AM EDT |

Here is another Separatist droid from 2002, the pretty good Destroyer Droid action figure from the Revenge Of The Sith line. The sculpt really hasn't been updated since because it holds up fairly well. See what you think 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.

Destroyer Droid

CVI: Hasbro Booth

Posted by Chuck | August 24, 2012 at 12:23 AM EDT |

It's been a long day and we have loads of pictures, so bear with us as we sort through them and start to grind out some galleries! We'll start off with the Hasbro booth, where we didn't find anything new, but it's still fun to go through all the stuff! Click here to check out the gallery!

      

Brian's Toys Specials: Online Or At CVI!

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2012 at 12:04 AM EDT |

Brian's Toys has a limited number of proof cards at their booth if you're at Star Wars Celebration VI. Be sure to grab one of these cool collectibles. But if you're not at the show, visit their site online and use code JTA to get FREE shipping on in stock items for orders over $50!

Darth Malgus Premium Format Up For Pre-order!

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2012 at 11:40 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles' Darth Malgus Premium Format figure is up for pre-order!

Review: Super Battle Droid - ROTS - III 4

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2012 at 01:17 AM EDT |

Here is another Separatist droid from 2002, the not-so-perfect Super Battle Droid action figure from the Revenge Of The Sith line. Better droids came later thankfully, so see why you may be able to skip this one 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.

Super Battle Droid

Check Out Our Facebook Page Photos!

Posted by Morgan | August 22, 2012 at 08:03 PM EDT |

JTA's Facebook page is blowing up with photos from the CVI floor! Head to our Facebook page to check these out!

The Staff Of Jedi Temple Archives Is On Its Way To Orlando!

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2012 at 10:28 AM EDT |

The staff of Jedi Temple Archives are enroute to Orlando, Florida for Celebration VI! Our moderators will cover for us until we get there: Paul Harrison by plane and Chuck Paskovics by car (sucker). We can't wait to meet our fans and readers, so please stop by and see us! This will be a [week] long remembered! May the Force be with you! Here is your last chance to prepare for the event. Like us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter!

The Force United Is Officially Announced!

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2012 at 10:00 AM EDT |

For the first time at a major Star Wars event, a group of fan sites will be working alongside each other to help share the fun and excitement of Celebration VI with their worldwide audiences. Click through for more information!!

Review: Battle Droid - ROTS - III 17

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM EDT |

Here is a surprisingly excellent Battle Droid action figure from the Revenge Of The Sith line, although the sculpt actually dates back to 2002 . It's not really functional as an action figure, but it sure looks fantastic on its display stand! See this and more 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Battle Droid

JTA Celebration VI Promo Cards Revealed, Part 2

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2012 at 12:03 AM EDT |

Our final two promo cards are now revealed, including the launch of our brand new medallion-style logo! Click through for the full reveal!

Important CurtoBurns Press Release - Change Of Location!

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2012 at 11:10 PM EDT |

Going into the final arrangements for set-up earlier today, we realized we had a potential problem with the placement of the CurtoBurns Collectors Cast. There wasn’t enough room for an audience while people were moving through the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience exhibit. So, the CurtoBurns Collectors Cast now has its own space at an expanded booth #450, ‘The Force United’. Steve Sansweet will be dropping by to record with James Burns and Dan Curto during the show (times for all sessions will be posted at the booth.) CurtoBurns Collectors Cast also have a special Collectors Cast postcard to give away along with a badge/button and other giveaways too (while supplies last).

Unbelievable Sail Barge Custom!

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2012 at 05:53 PM EDT |

We have been sent unbelievable images of a custom Sail Barge created by JTA readers Willy and Wilson. While these images are about four years old now, it seems appropriate to introduce them here as we all will be begging Hasbro for the status of a Sail Barge vehicle for the 3.75" line. Click through to check them out! Thanks to JTA reader Manny M. for passing them along to us!

CurtoBurns Collector Cast - Episode 4

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2012 at 05:33 PM EDT |

It’s literally only a few days to Star Wars Celebration VI and everybody is either on their way or already enjoying the Florida sun (and occasional rain). This month, we catch up with Jayson Krebsbach from Yakface.com to talk about their sold out party with Star Wars Action News on Thursday night, we also check in again with Frank Diorio about the latest updates regarding the Diorama Workshop. Justin LaSalata updates us on the latest Celebration VI exclusives and Steve Sansweet talks about his manic Celebration VI schedule and how the packing has progressed for the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience. If that’s not enough we catch up with Hasbro’s Derryl DePriest too! Kick back and listen on your way to Florida.

JTA Exclusive: A First Look At The Ultimate Action Figure Collection!

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2012 at 01:02 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives is extremely thrilled to present you with an exclusive first look sneak peek at Steve Sansweet’s Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection book! You'll only find this advance look here at JTA until Celebration VI begins! This book has been an intense labor of love and the final result is amazing. We hope you thoroughly enjoy this advanced look at the book and seeing a sampling of what is contained within it. Please be absolutely sure to visit us at the various panels and meet and greets. Also, be sure to clear your schedule for Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection panel! Dates and times are posted by clicking through! Oh, and course the link to the advance look is there too! What are you waiting for? Extra special thanks to Editor Kjersti Egerdahl for giving us these images to share with you and allowing us to provide you with the first sneak peek!

        

Celebration VI Coverage Starts Now!

Posted by Chuck | August 21, 2012 at 01:00 PM EDT |

No, this is not our breaking news, but it is great news! Celebration kicks off this week so it's time to launch our CVI Coverage Page! Check back here regularly because we will be posting links to all of our coverage, collected in one location for easy access! As always, a quick-link will be available in the top right of our main page for easy access all week! You will also find a downloadable PDF of all of the exclusives you can hunt for at CVI, including freebies! This list will be available in printed form to all attendees of the Collecting at Celebration panel at 1pm on Thursday! Just visit the 'Freebies' section of our main coverage page.

Also, a big thanks to Brian's Toys for sponsoring our coverage this year! Because of their efforts we will be able to bring our readers even more in-depth coverage! Plus, during celebration you can get free shipping on all orders over $50 with a special CVI coupon code... click through for this and more!

We now take you back to our breaking news...

Brian's Toys

Jedi Temple Archives Presents....

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2012 at 12:35 PM EDT |

We are posting a breaking news story in a few minutes. Don't go too far away! You won't want to miss it!

JTA Celebration VI Promo Cards Revealed, Part 1

Posted by Chuck | August 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM EDT |

Celebration VI is days away! Click through for a full reveal of our first two promo cards being offered this week at the show!

If there ever was a time to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, the time is now. We will be posting exclusive updates during Celebration VI and apprising you where to find us to get JTA's exclusive promo cards amongst many other things! Be sure you're connected. It's going to be a fun time!!!

     

Review: R2-D2 - ROTS - III 48

Posted by Paul | August 21, 2012 at 12:15 AM EDT |

The electronic R2-D2 figure has been a mainstay in the basic figure line ever since it was first introduced in 1998 in the Power F/X line. See its evolution in the Revenge Of The Sith line 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

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Details On AT-ST Driver And Ewok Two-Packs At Kmart!

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2012 at 10:13 PM EDT |

Our friends at BanthaSkull.com have the skinny on how to acquire your AT-ST Driver and Ewok two-packs at Kmart. Oh, they've also managed to figure out the price. Click through to find out!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 359

Posted by Chuck | August 20, 2012 at 10:11 PM EDT |

Even before the end of Star Wars Celebration V fans were starting to look forward to the next time they could get together with friends, Star Wars fans, from around the world. That's because no other event or convention offers the programming, the exclusives, the events, and the excitement Star Wars fans find at Star Wars Celebration. And this week it's finally here--Star Wars Celebration VI!

Wave 15 Of The Vintage Collection Hits Like A Bomb Exploded In NJ!

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2012 at 08:33 PM EDT |

If this is a sign of things to come, we suppose it's better late than never. But Hasbro should have held off and just released wave 16 this heavily in stores instead! Click through to see a truly encouraging site. The photo was taken in a NJ Walmart by JTA reader Chris C. Thanks Chris!

DCSWCC Millennium Falcon Patch Set

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2012 at 08:25 PM EDT |

Do you have what it takes to make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs? See if you can track down this unique patch set available exclusively at Celebration VI! Six members of the Washington DC Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) have joined forces to create the club's first ever puzzle patch set, which when assembled represents the shape of the Millennium Falcon. The set is approved by Lucasfilm as an exclusive for Celebration VI and is strictly limited to 300 sets. Click through for more!

Frank Diorio Updates His Blog At StarWars.com!

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2012 at 08:18 PM EDT |

Frank Diorio posts his second official blog at StarWars.com! Check it out!

OK, we promised you an update on the very perplexing events surrounding the Movie Heroes line. Click through for the confirmed conclusion to this nearly unanswerable ball of confusion. Special thanks to "you know who" for "his" help in trying to figure out what was happening.

Star Wars Action News Also Has An Exclusive Celebration VI Badge!

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2012 at 08:22 AM EDT |

Check out Star Wars Action News' cool Celebration VI badges! One half you can only get at the SWAN/Yakface Fan Party! Photography has also been taken by great JTA pal Dan Curto! Click through to check it out!

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - ROTS - III 27

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2012 at 08:16 AM EDT |

There are some figures that create more confusion than answer questions (or reveal plot). The Obi-Wan Kenobi figure with "Jedi Kick!" action feature is one of these. See why this is a figure you could potentially skip 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

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Celebration VI Collector Club Patches

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2012 at 08:11 AM EDT |

Five Star Wars collecting clubs along with the Celebration VI Collecting Track will mark Celebration VI by giving away sections of an exclusive 6-piece patch set. When assembled, the pieces form a Clone Wars themed movie poster. The poster features characters from all six movies of the Star Wars saga along with characters from The Clone Wars TV series. The clubs participating in this project are the Washington DC Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC), the Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club (OSWCC), the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS), the Star Wars Grand Florida Alliance (SWGFA), the Seattle Area Lucasfilm Artifact Collectors Club (SARLACC) and the Celebration VI Collecting Track. Lead designer Bill Cable of PSWCS conceived the idea for the patch, and completed the design with substantial assistance from leaders of the participating groups. Click through for more!

Review: Yoda - ROTS - III 3

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2012 at 12:23 AM EDT |

The Yoda (III 3) figure in the Revenge Of The Sith line was a bit of a surprise. Hasbro cleverly relegated the action features to the accessory instead of the figure and Yoda doesn't look half bad as a result. In fact, Hasbro used this sculpt multiple times since its original release in 2005! Check out why you could do worse 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

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Check Out The Yavin Pilots And Ewoks Sets Loose!

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2012 at 07:43 PM EDT |

Do you want a preliminary look at the new Toys R Us exclusive 5-packs? Then head on over to the forums at Yakface.com and see some nice photography of them (in environments).

Entertainment Earth Still Has Wave 16 Available for Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | August 18, 2012 at 06:32 PM EDT |

Before you head out to Celebration VI, double-check to make sure you have secured the final wave of The Vintage Collection. Most etailers are pre-selling out of this. Entertainment Earth still has this available for pre-order, so get it secured!

Brian's Toys has a fresh new round of price changes for the month of August. Prices have been adjusted on thousands of items throughout the quote sheet. To get selling, visit our How to Sell section.

Click here to find Instant Quote and PDF forms of our Star Wars list as well as a blank template for making a self-organized list. With the Instant Quote form, we will respond within 1-2 business days to confirm your quote. Any other method may take 4 to 7 business days.

Brian's Toys

An Amazing Find And A Thought Or Two For Hasbro

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2012 at 01:46 PM EDT |

I hope you're sitting down while reading this because I nearly collapsed in the aisle. I actually found the Ahsoka (SCUBA Gear) wave of The Clone Wars line 12:30 PM on the dot at a 24 hour Walmart today. The Force was with me. This is an unbelievable find because this particular area has been overrun with Movie Heroes and the TPM wave of The Vintage Collection. Click through for more.

The Focus On This Line In Unbelievable

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2012 at 01:27 PM EDT |

While out looking for new Star Wars figures today, I saw this at a Walmart and just had to shake my head in disbelief. I won't editorialize here because I know these serve a purpose, but I can't help but be partially deflated that so much emphasis is being placed on this line, especially when by comparison it's so incredibly difficult to find figures from the basic figure lines.

Review: Mace Windu - ROTS - III 10

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2012 at 12:02 AM EDT |

We couldn't wait to see what kind of damage Mace Windu would do in Episode III, especially after he annihilated Jango Fett at the Battle of Geonosis. But it ended up that he was the one who would fail all thanks to a Judas Kiss (of sorts) in Revenge Of The Sith. This is a rather diappointing figure folks. Check it out in detail 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.

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Yakface.com Updates How To Obtain One Of Their Limited CVI Badges!

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2012 at 11:04 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com, who have clearly stolen the show for this year's best badge exclusive, have posted an update on how you can secure one of only 250 of these awesome Lucasfilm, Ltd. approved CVI collectibles. Click through to find out more!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM EDT |

Brian's Toys has landed a complete 62 Coin set from Power of the Force! This aluminum coinn set is very elusive to many collector.  It includes 27 coins once available from Kenner by mail-in only and 35 that were available in the Power of the Force packaging, these coins are rarely available in a complete set.

Darth Maul returns in many forms at Brian's Toys.  If you are a huge fan or simply need to add him to the collection he is available as a Premium Format Figure, Attakus statue and as a LEGO building block bust.

These aren't the only things that are exciting this week. See even more individual coins, Attakus statues, and Sideshow over at Brian's Toys!

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Congratulations Alejandro! Your Hard Work Has Paid Off!

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2012 at 06:26 PM EDT |

JTA reader and expert diorama maker Alejandro P. is the winner to JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store's photo contest!!! We'd just like to say congratulations to him and that we're very proud of him and happy that his incredible work has been recognized in this fashion! Click through for his report!! You can see Alejandro's work on our site by searching "Alejandro" in our News search function.

Lost Line Look Hits Toys R Us In New Jersey!

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2012 at 06:15 PM EDT |

I personally found wave 15 of The Vintage Collection at a Toys R Us near Princeton, NJ today. This wave is hitting everywhere it seems! Click through for the proof!

The Vintage Collection Lost Line Look Wave Hits Maryland!

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2012 at 06:10 PM EDT |

JTA moderator Sjefke reports in that the Lost line look wave of The Vintage Collection has hit the Baltimore, MD area!

What Has Happened To Teebo In The Toys R Us Ewok Pack?

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2012 at 05:34 PM EDT |

JTA reader Jonathan P. writes in with a great report that he found the Ewok Pack at Toys R Us right outside of Pittsburgh, PA. The distribution of this piece is all over the place! Anyway, there is an interesting development on the Teebo figure. Click through to see what he shared with us! It's interesting to say the least!

JTA reader Simon B. writes in with an incredible Kmart find! Whether this is an isolated incident or the TVC line is on sale for $5 each, we don't know, but this is unbelievable! Kmart is definitely a hot spot! You gotta click through and see his find!

The Jedi Assembly Charity Event

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2012 at 05:20 PM EDT |

The Jedi Assembly has a charity event update for our readers. Click through for their update!

Kmart Continues To Get New Product. Sale Doesn't Seem Nationwide

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2012 at 05:16 PM EDT |

JTA moderator Paul B. writes in with a Kmart store report! The figures are really starting to hit, so be sure to trek out. It's a good time to start up the hunting again!

Is The Clone Wars Line Returning With A Vengeance?

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2012 at 10:16 AM EDT |

The latest Entertainment Earth email/catalogue has arrived and it's chock full of all-new The Clone Wars role-playing stuff. This caught our attention and now we're wondering why would Hasbro create so many new role-playing toys without the support of a vehicle and basic figure line. Or, does this mean we're in for some pleasant information that The Clone Wars may be coming back to have a bigger presence in the toy line? New stuff announced includes Plo Koon's saber, Ahsoka's saber, Cad Bane's Blasters, Pre Vizsla's Blasters, Pre Vizsla's Dark Saber and more. With the recent announcement at Sandtroopers.com of the 104th Wolfpack Ultimate Gift Set, we just can't help to think that there may be a glimmer of sunshine for fans of The Clone Wars. Special thanks to JTA reader Josh M. for the head's up on this. Weigh in on your thoughts in our comments please! Do you think this is a Holiday 2012 thing only.... or is it more than that?!

UPDATE: JTA reader Andrew J. bursts our bubble and writes in to let us know that these items aren't manufactured by Hasbro. Thank you Andrew! Oh well! :(

Review: General Grievous - ROTS - III 36

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

There were plenty of General Grievous figures in the Revenge Of The Sith line, but none were remotely alike this one. Did you know you can own a piece of General Grievous' innards? See this and more 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

General Grievous

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 16, 2012 at 05:18 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update about a ton of new preorders and the latest arrivals from BigBadToyStore.com.

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TRU Ewok And Yavin Multipacks Arrived At TRU.com!

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2012 at 01:34 PM EDT |

Listen up! The Ewoks and Yavin Pilots TRU exclusives have been flickering in and out of stock for the last few hours per JTA readers Chris and Joshua M.! Use THIS link to stalk the Ewoks set and THIS link to stalk the Yavin Pilots set. Orders over $49.99 ship free! Right now the Ewoks are sold out. Ha to all you closet Ewok lovers out there!

Sandtroopers.com Reveals Commander Wolffe Wolfpack Gift Set!

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2012 at 01:13 PM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com reveal a Commander Wolffe Ultimate Gift Set! Head over to our Facebook page where we posted all of the details for you!!

Review: Tion Medon - ROTS - Sneak Preview (2 of 4)

Posted by Paul | August 16, 2012 at 05:49 AM EDT |

The Sneak Preview figures for the Revenge Of The Sith line were pretty decent, but Tion Medon may be considered one of the weaker ones. 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Tion Medon

We Need Your Questions To Ask Hasbro At Celebration VI!!!

Posted by Paul | August 15, 2012 at 11:34 PM EDT |

OK folks! It's that time again. JTA will be in attendance at CVI this year and we've received an invitation to have 10 minutes of Hasbro's attention and ask them questions to get some answers. We did this at Toy Fair if you recall. Your participation was unprecedented and we got to ask them some great questions and actually received some great answers. So, for CVI, please click through and post your questions in our comments below. This is where we want to house them so others can read them and not repeat any. Please don't ask "will you make x action figure". We won't bother asking Hasbro those questions. We will however follow up on the rumor mill figures, so if you have any specifics you'd like an update to, please feel free to ask. Please be kind and respectful. We do plan to ask Hasbro some tough questions, so please think of some great ones to accompany ours! Questions must be posted by Monday at midnight. After that we are closing the thread. We will post a reminder or two, but you might as well get started now! Thank you!

Another Round Of Theft: Replacing Like With Like (Almost)

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

Don't be fooled by things that look "different" than what you remembered. It isn't rare and it isn't a variation! It's theft. And once again, please report this to management. Click through to see this act of unacceptable behavior. Special thanks to JTA reader Mike for the photo.

Steve Sansweet's The Ultimate Action Figure Collection Panel Details!

Posted by Paul | August 15, 2012 at 08:47 PM EDT |

The date and time has been officially released for Celebration VI's Steve Sansweet's The Ultimate Action Figure Collection panel with Dan Curto, Paul Harrison and Anne Neumann. Click through for all of the details!

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | August 15, 2012 at 02:18 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.

Exclusive JTA Promo Cards Available at Celebration VI!

Posted by Chuck | August 15, 2012 at 09:26 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives is very proud to announce our own Celebration VI exclusive: four unique promo cards to be given out each day of the event! These four Lucasfilm, Ltd. approved cards each showcase a popular feature on our site including our Visual Guides, Research Droids Reviews and Special Reports, with the final card unveiling our new JTA medallion logo! Also, readers will be happy to know that we’ve immortalized the thumbnails to our popular 2011: It’s Down To Seven Special Report on the Special Reports promo card which includes the 100 vintage Kenner figures we featured in the report. Be sure to look for us at Celebration VI and at the various Collector focused events. We’ll be posting updates where to find us on Facebook and Twitter during the show to get these collectibles, so make sure you’re connected! Click through for a sampling of what we’re giving away this year! Thank you for your years of patronage! We hope to see some of you face to face at CVI!

Review: Super Battle Droid (Training Droid) - SW [TPM 3D] - CW16

Posted by Paul | August 15, 2012 at 12:25 AM EDT |

Thank God for Kohl's! Otherwise who knows how long it would have been before we would be able to look at Super Battle Droid (Training Droid) figure. Do you believe this is the best version of ther 2008 sculpt? Check this reprogrammed Separatist 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Super Battle Droid (Training Droid)

Step One: New Figures Hit Kmart - Step Two: Kmart Puts Them On Sale!

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2012 at 07:11 PM EDT |

Kmart has put their basic Star Wars figures on sale that have a normal retail of $9.99 for $6.95 each. With our report of wave 14 of The Vintage Collection hitting and Yakface.com's recent report of the The Clone Wars Clone Commander Fox wave hitting, it might be worth adding the Big K to your toy runs. Click through for the details including how long this sales lasts.

Frank Diorio Fully Reveals Sail Barge Diorama!

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2012 at 01:30 PM EDT |

Frank Diorio finally fully reveals the Sail Barge diorama! You must click through and check this out!

Star Wars 1313 Gameplay Trailer

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2012 at 10:06 AM EDT |

Stop by IGN.com to check out the new gameplay trailer for Star Wars 1313! The visuals are absolutely stunning! If only we could have an animated show that looked this good!

Sears Gets Kmart Scout Walker (AT-ST) And Wave 15!

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2012 at 09:29 AM EDT |

We have just received a store report from JTA reader Andrew A. that he found the Kmart exclusive Scout Walker (AT-ST) at his local Sears store. While this makes sense since Kmart and Sears are the same company now, you may be slightly more surprised that he ALSO found The Vintage Collection wave 15 (Bespin Leia, Sandtrooper, Jar Jar Binks) hanging on the pegs. We would like to know how widespread this is, so if you happen to be going to Sears in the near future please snap a photo for us to post! Thank you!

DCSWCC Announces Celebration VI Plans

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2012 at 09:10 AM EDT |

The DCSWCC has released their Celebration VI exclusive patch design... Click through to see this and find out how you can secure one at CVI!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 358

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT |

2012's Convention season is ending not with a whimper but with a bang! Star Wars Celebration VI starts in 10 days, but last weekend was also Wizard World's Chicago Comic-Con, and on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie run down both.

Review: Clone Commander Wolffe - SW [TPM 3D] - CW17

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2012 at 12:00 AM EDT |

Thank God for Kohl's! Otherwise who knows how long it would have been before we would be able to look at Clone Commander Wolffe in his phase II armor. He's all ready to be ogled in our Research Droids Reviews right now! Just like Ahsoka (SCUBA Gear), this figure doesn't stand a chance of getting embraced by collectors due to its very limited range of movement. Hopefully you will overlook this setback because this is a very nice figure regardless. 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.

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Life-Size Darth Maul Statue Give-Away Deadline Rapidly Approaching!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2012 at 09:52 PM EDT |

There have been a lot of distractions to make us lose focus with The Vintage Collection this year, but JTA moderator Sjefke wants to remind you all that the deadline for the Life-Size Darth Maul Statue signed by George Lucas contest is approaching its end. With CVI around the corner, it's going to pass us by very briskly! The contest expires on August 31st. Click through for some extra tips from Sjefke too.

The MTT Rolls Into Walmart - Don't Wait For a Roll Back In Price!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2012 at 09:39 PM EDT |

The Trade Federation MTT (Multi Troop Transport) has finally arrived on the East coast. Found at Walmart in Philadelphia, it retails for $129.96. It will be interesting to see how well it performs at retail and we are praying it's a success so we can see that Sail Barge one day. (You gotta buy this one if you want that one folks!) If you're interested, we have reviewed this vehicle and its pack-in figures thoroughly in our Research Droids Reviews HERE.

Fish For These Sweet Swedish Deals!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2012 at 09:31 PM EDT |

JTA Swedish reader Mats writes in with another great update in his homeland.... Star Wars clearance! Who doesn't love that?! Look what he's found by clicking through!

The Jedi Assembly CVI Update!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2012 at 09:25 PM EDT |

The Jedi Assembly is pleased to be able to offer a special Celebration 6 giveaway and they have a ton of announcements! Click through for more information!

FREE Fighter Pods At TARGET!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2012 at 09:19 PM EDT |

JTA moderator Sjefke writes in to let us know about a decent sale at TARGET. Right now they are offering patrons a free 4-pack of Fighter Pods with the purchase of any Star Wars figure for $8.99. The promotion lasts through August 18th.

Celebration VI Unified Site Patch Collectible

Posted by Chuck | August 13, 2012 at 07:00 PM EDT |

JTA will be involved in several cool collectible give-aways at Celebration VI! Click through to learn all the details on our first officially announced C6 JTA collectible...

Review: Ahsoka (SCUBA Gear) - SW [TPM 3D] - CW15

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2012 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Thank God for Kohl's! Otherwise who knows how long it would have been before we would be able to look at Ahsoka (SCUBA Gear) in our Research Droids Reviews database? This figure doesn't stand a chance getting embraced by collectors due to its very limited 7 points of articulation. What's a shame is that she's a truly well designed figure (we'll hold off using "action" for this toy). 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.

Ahsoka (SCUBA Gear)

Commander Fox Wave Hits Kmart!

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2012 at 02:28 PM EDT |

The Commander Fox wave may not be at Kohl's at the moment, but it is at Kmart! Our friends at Yakface.com have the story!

LEGO Coupon At Toys R Us

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2012 at 02:15 PM EDT |

Toys R Us is offering collectors a good coupon for the LEGO Star Wars line. It is for $15 Off any LEGO purchase of $50 or more. It is good from today, Sunday 8/12 thru Saturday 8/18. You can print the coupon and use instore or use promotional code #954521 for your online purchase. Click this link to print the coupon! Special thanks to JTA moderator Bombadgungan for the tip and links!

UPDATE: Our friends at Yakface.com also have a tip on a general $5 off coupon too!

Kohl's Update For You - Don't Overlook This Store!

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2012 at 01:46 PM EDT |

We have some additional good news to report about the latest figures showing up at Kohl's. Click through to read the small but relevant update!

Kmart Scout Walker (AT-ST) Already Has Widespread Availiability!

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2012 at 01:34 PM EDT |

JTA reader Joe M. lets us know that the Kmart exclusive Scout Walker (AT-ST) has hoit Texas too. This vehicle is certainly making its rounds and further proves why making the basic figure line a retail exclusive would be a "not-so-bad" thing. They would be so much easier to find. Click through to see Joe's report and click HERE to read our review on this cool vehicle!

Sandtroopers.com Covers Chicago Comic Con!

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2012 at 01:21 PM EDT |

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have provided awesome Chicago Comic Con coverage this year. Be sure to check out what was going on there this year by clicking through!

While Out Looking For The Scout Walker, Look For This Too!

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM EDT |

Collectors, we need your attention! Kmart is getting The Vintage Collection wave 14. We found this wave at 4 of our local 6 Kmart stores, so it seems that it's safe to believe that more are getting them than not. On the pegs were hanging Starkiller, Darth Vader, Nikto Guard, Tarkin, Shae Vizla and Odd Ball (Clone Pilot). While out looking for the Scout Walker (AT-ST), you might want to look a bit higher at the pegs to see if your local store also stocked these TVC figures.

Review: Scout Walker (AT-ST) - TVC - Kmart Exclusive

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

A new version of the Scout Walker (AT-ST) is arriving at local Kmart stores right this second. But do you need this one? Just like so many other products from Hasbro, it's close but still not perfect. However, the packaging is its saving grace. Find out more about this Kmart exclusive 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Scout Walker (AT-ST)

Kohl's Gets Brand New Star Wars Figures!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2012 at 02:27 PM EDT |

You're just not going to believe what is showing up at Kohl's! Click through if you're interested. Extra special thanks to JTA reader and big comments contributor earthclanbootstrap for this incredible report! Put that mouse down and don't pay upwards of $30 for "rare" figures!

Scout Walker Arrives In Philadelphia!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2012 at 11:40 AM EDT |

Yes! I found the Scout Walker (AT-ST) and my local Kmart 1.1 miles from my house today. I didn't even need to dig out the UPC or bat my eyelashes to get this awesome TVC item! You know what's next! Stay tuned!

No Figures, But A Potpourri Of Something Else!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM EDT |

While only indirectly related to Star Wars, I had to share what I found at my local Walmart in lieu of any new action figures. I have never seen anything like this in my life at Walmart, a literal bouquet of shelf tags. This is a hack post folks, slightly humorous and not to be taken seriously. But I am not making this up!

Celebration VI: The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience Update!

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2012 at 06:53 AM EDT |

Exciting CVI details are coming in strongly for the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience! From membership kits to book signings, click through for the latest update from our friend Steve Sansweet on what you can expect at Celebration VI!

Review: Holographic Emperor Palpatine - ROTS - TRU Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 11, 2012 at 06:27 AM EDT |

In 2005, purple holographic figures were all the rage. And then the rage quickly got snuffed out by apathy. Here is another one released in the Revenge Of The Sith line, Holographic Emperor Palpatine. It's boring and monochromatic and it's the focus 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Holographic Emperor Palpatine

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 10, 2012 at 08:44 PM EDT |

Master Replica hilts and accessories have been restocked!  Get the hard-to-find replicas such as the Obi-Wan Kenobi ANH Weather saber, Jedi Training Remote, or a Thermal Detonator! 

Also added this week has been a nice selection of Vintage figures once again.  We have Palitoy versions of Walrus Man and C-3PO as well as a Tri-Logo Yak Face with a rare blaster accessory. 

For more from this week's newsletter visit Brian's Toys!

Brian's Toys

Celebration VI Yakface.com Collectible Unveiled

Posted by Chuck | August 10, 2012 at 05:08 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have unveiled their cool Celebration VI exclusive give-away. Make sure you stop over and check it out! They did a fantastic job! What does JTA have in store for CVI? For that you will just have to wait and see...

Wave 16 Hot Army Builders Back In Stock For $12.99 At Amazon.com

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2012 at 12:31 PM EDT |

All of wave 16 in in stock for $12.99 each as of this posting (again). Amazon.com has put a limit of 2 per each figure on this wave, so your chances are good that you can grab some of the army builders now. Good luck! These are pre-orders, and at a price just barely above full case price. Don't delay!

Official Hasbro Press Release Concerning Wave 16 and CVI

Posted by Chuck | August 10, 2012 at 10:58 AM EDT |

Hasbro has released their official plans for Celebration VI, which includes another Droid Factory parts swap, and official details on The Final Wave of The Vintage Collection. Click through for all the details (which we really already knew... but now it's really official).

Review: Holographic Yoda (Kashyyyk Transmission) - ROTS - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 10, 2012 at 12:20 AM EDT |

In 2005, purple holographic figures were all the rage. And then the rage quickly got snuffed out by apathy. Here is one of the earliest ones released in the Revenge Of The Sith line, Holographic Yoda (Kashyyyk Transmission). It's boring and monochromatic and it's the focus 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Holographic Yoda (Kashyyyk Transmission)

Pick and Choose... Secure Wave 16 on Amazon.com!

Posted by Chuck | August 09, 2012 at 09:09 PM EDT |

After you are finished army building your Emperor's Royal Guard, make sure you check out the rest of The Final Wave on Amazon.com and pick any individuals up that you might need extras of. These are pre-orders, and at a price just barely above full case price. Secure these now, you can always cancel...

   

   

   

Wave 16 On Amazon.com Individually For $12.99 Each - Army Build ERG!

Posted by Paul | August 09, 2012 at 05:10 PM EDT |

Wave 16 of The Vintage Collection is now available on Amazon.com individually. If you're looking to army build the Emperor's Royal Guard, you can do so right now for $12.99 each! This won't last folks, so act quickly! Special thanks to JTA reader Eric for the head's up!

Underground Collecting Goes Public at the Celebration VI Swap Meet

Posted by Chuck | August 09, 2012 at 11:37 AM EDT |

At Star Wars Celebration some of the hottest, hard to find collectibles aren't on the show floor but in the suitcase of your fellow fan.  Hotel sales have long been an after-hours activity of the Star Wars collector looking to find that rare vintage figure, a unique international item, or other prize Star Wars items.

This year at Star Wars Celebration VI the hotel sales get opened up to you!  Friday night after the con, the Star Wars Collectors' Swap Meet will be held at 6:30 pm in the new Star Wars Collectors' Social Area.  Bring some collectibles that you are willing to part with and see items from other Star Wars collections!  Make a trade, work a deal, and find that item that has eluded you for so long!

The Star Wars Collectors' Social Area is in room W304.  Set-up begins at 5pm for those bringing collectibles to sell or trade.  Selling is limited to just a handful of items per person though (what you can carry), so collectors should plan accordingly.

Gorgeous Gamorrean Guard

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

We normally don't point readers to AFA auctions, but we're making an exception here. Check out this gorgeous flawless Kenner vintage Gamorrean Guard. It's amazing. Special thanks to JTA reader Jason B. for directing our attention towards it.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 09, 2012 at 06:46 AM EDT |

Here is a quick update about a ton of new preorders and the latest arrivals from BigBadToyStore.com...

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Utapau Shadow Trooper - ROTS - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | August 09, 2012 at 12:15 AM EDT |

Another cool Hasbro concept came to life with 2005's ROTS TARGET exclusive Utapau Shadow Trooper. It was so popular that other licensees years after the fact would make collectibles based on the design too. Learn about its origins 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Utapau Shadow Trooper

I was going to use a quote from Spaceballs in the title, but I decided against it in fear of Chuck firing me. (Use your movie trivia bank here.) You saw our previous report directing you to Hasbro.com and the unbelievable focus they're giving Fighter Pods. And now our readers are providing proof after proof that the Star Wars line has gone to the Fighter Pods. This is devastating news folks. It will only get worse from here. You know, my buddy Dan Curto hinted around at this very thing and I didn't want to believe it (that there would be a shift away from action figures). But it looks like basic figures in general are taking a back seat on store shelves. Click through to see the latest Walmart Plan-O-Gram courtesy of JTA reader Flamingtoilet. We should probably call it a No-Plan-O-Gram instead.

Diorama Workshop Sail Barge Update!

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2012 at 10:09 PM EDT |

Frank Diorio's Diorama Workshop has an incredible sneak peek at the Sail Barge that will be make its debut at CVI this year! Click through to check out his latest YouTube.com video!

CVI Collecting Track Update!

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2012 at 10:02 PM EDT |

The CVI Collecting Track would like to release the pic of the last wave of Star Tot characters we will be giving away at Celebration VI. Additionally, they would like to invite the community to come to the Swap Meet they have planned for 6:30 on Friday in the Social Area. Collectors will have a chance to sell/trade their collectibles, or just mingle with other collectors. Selling is limited to just a handful of items per person though (what you can carry), so collectors should plan accordingly. Set-up begins at 5:00.

The Old Republic Gift Set Has Hit An All-Time Low!

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2012 at 06:18 PM EDT |

I may be preparing myself to rock out to Planet Claire and Rock Lobster, but I also made time to post about a great deal for our gamers out there! JTA reader Brandon Y. clues us in on a great special at GameStop for The Old Republic gift set. It's on clearance for $29.99. Unfortunately it's SOLD OUT online, but see if your local GameStop has any stock left!

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2012 at 10:31 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.

Have You Seen The Lastest Update Made To Hasbro.com?

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2012 at 09:35 AM EDT |

If you have any doubts where Hasbro's focus is these days with the Star Wars license, you needn't look any further than their update to their web page. Click through to see the new look of Hasbro.com (the Star Wars section). Special thanks to JTA reader YodaMac for alerting us to this.

Review: Admiral Motti - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | August 08, 2012 at 12:10 AM EDT |

Here is another Gentle Giant, Ltd. 2012 Convention Exclusive, Admiral Motti. Read all about this collectible in our Research Droids Reviews to check it 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Admiral Motti

We Have Egg On Our Face And We Are Wiping It Off With This Post

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2012 at 11:25 PM EDT |

We goofed! We reported in our Sandtrooper (VC112) RDR that the figure comes with an all-new head sculpt, but that isn't the case at all. While the figure does include an amazing all-new BlasTech E-11, an all-new head sculpt is not one of his enhancements. We just found our VC14 Sandtrooper today and were able to compare it side by side and were mortified with the analysis. We apologize for the error. (Now we just need a wise quip or two from our friends at BanthaSkull.com to finalize this public embarrassment.) We jest. Maybe if our readers didn't attack that review with so much traffic we could have just updated it behind the scenes, but we feel we have misled too many of you not to make this public service announcement. Again, please forgive the misstep here.

      

Check It Out! Quick Pics Of Loose AT-ST Drivers!

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2012 at 02:47 PM EDT |

JTA foreign reader Ting So sends us great loose shots of the AT-ST Drivers from the Kmart exclusive 2-packs! What are you waiting for? Hurry up and click through to see them! Special thanks to Ting for hooking us up with this!!

Great Store Report From Hong Kong!

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2012 at 12:43 PM EDT |

JTA reader Aaron Y. from Hong Kong writes in with a terrific store report! Look what is only moments away from the USA!

Final Fourth Wave Of Star Tots Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2012 at 10:49 AM EDT |

Our friends at JediNews.co.uk exclusively reveal the final fourth wave of Star Tots! Check them out!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 357

Posted by Chuck | August 07, 2012 at 06:35 AM EDT |

Celebration is in two weeks, and for collectors the time to prepare your shopping lists has come! The store list has been revealed, and pre-orders are being taken by Acme Archives and Gentle Giant. From T-Shirts to statues to jumbo figures, magnets, and more! On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie run down the list.

Review: Imperial Stormtrooper (McQuarrie Concept) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2012 at 01:35 AM EDT |

Gentle Giant, Ltd. made us wait a very long time before they addressed the Imperial Stormtrooper (McQuarrie Concept) into the Mini Bust line. The great news is it's just been released as a 2012 Convention Exclusive, so click through to read our Research Droids Reviews to see how awesome 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Imperial Stormtrooper (McQuarrie Concept)

We Got Your Numbers! Here Is How To Score Your Ewoks And Pilots Sets!

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2012 at 10:15 PM EDT |

JTA's own Bombadgungan is looking out for the flock and he did his home work and dug up the numbers you need to find the Toys R Us exclusive Ewoks and Yavin Pilots sets! Click through for his report!!

UPDATE: JTA reader Scott writes in to let us know that giving TRU employees SKU 790723 worked very well for him as well.

These Aren't The Special Action Figure Sets You're Looking For

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2012 at 10:04 PM EDT |

Well, not in every TARGET store at least. We have an update for you on the most recent TARGET exclusive Special Action Figure Sets! Click through for the update. It might be old news, but just reread it just to be safe!

Kmart Exclusive Scout Walker (AT-ST) Hits New York City!

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2012 at 09:54 PM EDT |

The Kmart exclusive Scout Walker (AT-ST) has hit NYC! Click through for the report from JTA reader Ivan C.! Also, our friends at Yakface.com have a new update to the AT-ST that you might want to read. Click HERE for that report.

BBTS Received A Small Additional Allotment Of TVC Wave 16

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2012 at 02:13 PM EDT |

Quick! Big Bad Toy Store sold out of wave 16 of The Vintage Collection in under 12 hours! They've managed to secure an additional limited supply of this hot wave. Order yours before they're gone!

Bastila Shan Wave Hits HomeSense In Canada! Could USA Be Next?!

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2012 at 01:57 PM EDT |

Well, we had a "good laugh" (more like frustrated sarcasm) about this in the final quarter of 2011; that the hard to find figures would be hitting discount chains soon enough. And it's happened! Although HomeSense is a Canadian retailer, it's the same company as TJMaxx (as well as Marshalls and HomeGoods) in the USA. Our advice? Start stalking TJMaxx if you want some rare figures from The Vintage Collection because it looks as if that's who's got them now. Click through to see what JTA Canadian reader Jamie D. has found in this unbelievably believable turn of events!

Frustration Brews Outside Of US Borders

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2012 at 01:47 PM EDT |

It seems that Hasbro even gives out canned responses to Mexican readers too. Click through to read email correspondence between JTA reader Roberto and Hasbro.

Just an update that the final wave is still available at Entertainment Earth. Several etailers have already 'sold out' of this wave, so secure it now and don't wait! If you find it cheaper you can always cancel!

Yakface.com/SWActionNews.com Fan Party Tickets Nearly SOLD OUT!

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2012 at 07:43 AM EDT |

Tickets for the Yakface/SWAN Fan Party at CVI are almost SOLD OUT! You won't want to miss this very fun and awesome event. Hang out with like-minded people and enjoy the fellowship with other fans like you! Head on over to our friends at Yakface.com for their latest status update on tickets!

Review: Clone Trooper Lieutenant - TVC - VC109

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2012 at 12:25 AM EDT |

The Vintage Collection's Clone Trooper Lieutenant is a figure you should have expected Hasbro to do. They need to amortize that VC45 sculpt, and this figure is only the beginning. It's pretty good, but it isn't perfect. See why 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.

Clone Trooper Lieutenant

OMG! LOL! ROFL!

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2012 at 12:37 PM EDT |

You probably think we forgot we weren't using our cell phones to post this article, but that isn't the case. We just needed to find the quickest/shortest way of posting it so you can see the lunacy for yourselves.

Ewoks And Yavin Pilots Loose Shots!

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2012 at 08:25 AM EDT |

Our friends at JediDefender.com have loose shots of the new TRU exclusives sets in their forums courtesy of a member! Click through to check them out!

Review: Shock Trooper - TVC - VC110

Posted by Paul | August 05, 2012 at 12:09 AM EDT |

The Vintage Collection's Shock Trooper is a controversial figure from wave 15. Many collectors aren't ready to accept the streamlined body type as more accurate yet, and let's not forget about that oversized bucket. See our analysis of the figure in our Research Droids Reviews today and let us know if you agree or disagree with our assessment. 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.

Shock Trooper

The Vintage Collection Wave 16 In High Resolution

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2012 at 07:46 PM EDT |

In case you already haven't seen them yet, our friends at GalacticHunter.com have nice high resolution images of the final wave of The Vintage Collection.

Review: [Best] Sandtrooper [Ever] - TVC - VC112

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2012 at 08:24 AM EDT |

Best.... Sandtrooper.... Ever!!! We have received a ton of Tatooine Stormtroopers in our lifetime, so it might be hard for you to believe that Hasbro has topped them all with The Vintage Collection's Sandtrooper squad leader. A stunning figure complete with a gorgeous paint job, an even better card back and an all-new articulated blaster knocks this figure out of the park! You're going to want armies and armies of him! See why we can't stop raving about the Sandtrooper 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.

Sandtrooper

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | August 03, 2012 at 09:19 PM EDT |

'Restocked, Restocked, Restocked' is the theme for this week's Brian's Toys newsletter.  A HUGE selection of Gentle Giant mini busts have been restocked, including old classics and new favorites -- almost 50 in all!  Here to steal the thunder, the Vintage-Style Wave 13, Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Boba Fett & General Grievous, and a lot of Loose Vintage AFA figures have also been put back in stock.

For home decor, 6 new Star Wars artworks from ACME Archives has also been added. Finally, take note of the price reductions to the Marvel Legends Arnim Zola set (now $99.99) and a ROTS Anakin/Vader Toy fair press kit.

To see the complete newsletter, visit Brian's Toys!

Brian's Toys

New Ewoks Hit eBay! Check Them Out!

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2012 at 08:55 PM EDT |

Wow! It didn't take long at all, but the new TRU exclusive Ewoks from the multipack have already hit eBay! Click through to check them out up close! Special thanks to JTA reader Superdurge for the tip!

Found! TRU Exclusive Ewoks And Yavin Pilots Set Hit California!

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2012 at 07:36 PM EDT |

Holy moly! Our friends at BanthaSkull.com are reporting that the TRU exclusive Ewoks and Yavin Pilots multipacks have been found in the USA at Toys R Us! Click through for their report!

We've received some confidential intel that you may want to skim over because it might be happening in your local store. While we can only confirm this information applies to one store in NJ, logic dictates it may apply to others. Are you interested yet?

SW CW Shroud of Darkness Episode 2.2 The General's Quest Photonovel

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2012 at 06:51 PM EDT |

JTA's very own Matthew Ruch has published his latest photonovel in the forums at Yakface.com! Click through to check it out and be sure to comment in the forums and give him your thoughts on it!

Retail Begins Resetting For The Next New Thing!

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2012 at 06:39 PM EDT |

We have a pretty exciting update for you, especially if you want something "new" to buy that's Star Wars related! Special thanks to JTA reader darth_apathy, we have something very exciting to report! Click through!

Review: Darth Vader - TVC - VC115 (The Final Numbered TVC Figure!)

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2012 at 12:05 AM EDT |

A new update to Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) has been released and it's the final figure in The Vintage Collection (even though it's not from the final wave). Darth Vader is a tremendous update to the classic Power Of The Jedi/The Saga Collection figure, but perhaps the best part about it is its packaging! Definitely check out this wonderful action 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Vader

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome Mustafar Separatists Diorama!

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2012 at 08:31 PM EDT |

We received a few more galleries of Alejandro's awesome diorama work! This one is one of his best! Click through for an unbelievable take on Mustafar Separatists from Revenge Of The Sith!

Custom Dioramas From Attack Of The Clones!

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2012 at 08:22 PM EDT |

We received a few more galleries of Alejandro's awesome diorama work! Click through for his take on some pivotal scenes from Attack Of The Clones!

Revenge Of The Sith Custom Dioramas!

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2012 at 08:06 PM EDT |

We received a few more galleries of Alejandro's awesome diorama work! Click through for his take on the Jedi Vs. Darth Sidious battle and Aayla Secura on Felucia, both from Revenge Of The Sith!

   

Custom Tantive IV Diorama!

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2012 at 07:57 PM EDT |

We received a few more galleries of Alejandro's awesome diorama work! Click through for his take on the Tantive IV battle from A New Hope!

Peter Mayhew Film To Be Directed By Kyle Newman!

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2012 at 07:44 PM EDT |

JTA reader Mike_5555 directed our attention to an announcement about the actor who played our most favorite Wookiee, Chewbacca. Kyle Newman is developing a film that which tells the story of Peter Mayhew's life suring the making of Star Wars. Click through for this interesting article!

Sideshow Collectibles Ben Kenobi - Mythos Pre-order is Live

Posted by Chuck | August 02, 2012 at 03:25 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles officially launches the Mythos line of statues with the pre-order of Ben Kenobi! Click through to check out the incredible detail on this cool collectible...

Ben Kenobi - Mythos

Former/Current Kmart Exclusive B-wing Lands At Discount Chain!

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2012 at 12:46 PM EDT |

Are you ready for this report folks? The Kmart exclusive B-wing Fighter has shown up at Marshalls for $16.99 each, just $2 more than Kmart's short-lived blow-out price. You have more options now! Special thanks to JTA reader William G. for the report!

ACME Archives Announces CVI Greedo Character Key!

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2012 at 09:20 AM EDT |

ACME Archives have announced their Celebration VI exclusive character key! Click through to place your order! This year there is a special "Gold" edition which seems nice, but won't match the rest of the ones you already own. Click through for more information!

AmokTime.com Has Wave 16 For $119.99

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2012 at 08:14 AM EDT |

JTA reader Jonathan T. writes in to let us know that AmokTime.com is still taking pre-orders for wave 16 of The Vintage Collection for the "low" price of $119.99. They advertise it as a sale price, but it matches what BBTS was selling it for and seems to be the cheapest on the web right now. Good luck!

Review: Jar Jar Binks - TVC - VC108

Posted by Paul | August 02, 2012 at 12:20 AM EDT |

A long-awaited update to an Episode I figure has finally been released. It's further from perfect than we'd prefer, but it's a solid effort nonetheless in some respects. Unfortunately, you might be inclined to prefer a "less superior" version of Jar Jar Binks (i.e. Movie Heroes version) than this The Vintage Collection version. Oh, cruel irony! What will you decide? Make your voice known 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 email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Jar Jar Binks

Big Bad Toy Store Has Pre-Sold Out Of Wave 16!

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2012 at 09:58 PM EDT |

If you have any doubt to the limited nature of the last wave of The Vintage Collection, Big Bad Toy Store has ALREADY SOLD OUT of pre-ordering this case assortment. Brian's Toys! and Entertainment Earth look to be your only hope at the moment as they're still taking pre-orders. If you want this wave, you better act fast! We will do our best to let you know of other online sellers carrying this item. If you know of others, please post in our comments!

StarWars.com Reveals Celebration VI Badges!

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2012 at 08:11 PM EDT |

StarWars.com updates their site to show off all 19 Celebration VI badges! Click through to check them out!

The Vintage Collection Wave 16 Pre-order at Entertainment Earth

Posted by Chuck | August 01, 2012 at 06:46 PM EDT |

Add another etailer to the list of places to order your final wave! Click through to place your pre-order for The Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 7) at Entertainment Earth!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | August 01, 2012 at 06:36 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update about a ton of new preorders and the latest arrivals. Newsletter not enough? Get daily updates on new products by checking out our Facebook page or following us on Twitter! And, the final The Vintage Collection wave is now available for preorder!

Big Bad Toy Store

It's A Cruel, Cruel Summer, Leaving Wave 16 On Its Own

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2012 at 03:09 PM EDT |

It's a cruel summer because the last wave of The Vintage Collection will sustain a cruel fate! It’s been a while since I voiced my opinion about Hasbro's decisions and the distribution of Star Wars figures. And I need to get something off of my chest. Click through if you’re interested.

Weekly Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | August 01, 2012 at 12:38 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.

The final wave of The Vintage Collection (wave 16) is now up for pre-order at Big Bad Toy Store! Get your pre-order in ASAP. While we still don't know if the rumor about this being an online exclusive is true, it will no doubt suffer from "last wave syndrome". Return Of The Jedi fans: this is YOUR wave! These are due to ship November 2012.

UPDATE: THIS WAVE IS INDEED EXCLUSIVE TO ONLINE ONLY!!! Special thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for confirming this!


 
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