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September 2012

Review: [Realistic] Ahsoka - TVC - VC102 [The Way TCW Needs To Go!]

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

Here we go folks! This is the new look to The Clone Wars line for collectors, so you better get used to it. Ahsoka is proof positive that Hasbro should completely abandon the animated The Clone Wars line altogether and go realistic! Ahsoka is brilliant and we can't wait to see what's in store for more realistically styled The Clone Wars characters in collector focused lines! See why Ahsoka is a must-have 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.

Ahsoka

A Little Short For A Clone Pilot?!

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2012 at 09:20 PM EDT |

JTA reader lord_varion sends us a comparison picture of the Clone Pilot that comes packed with the Republic Dropship and The Clone Wars Clone Pilot Odd Ball. The size difference is quite surprising. Yes, the Dropship pilot is a phase II clone, but that shouldn't matter at all. Click through to see the comparison and be sure to add your two cents in our comments!

Visual Guide Update - Lumat (VC104) - TVC

Posted by Chuck | September 30, 2012 at 09:02 PM EDT |

Another five-star figure from the final wave of The Vintage Collection! Check out our Lumat Visual Guide below, and see what we had to say about this figure in our Research Droids Review!

Lumat (VC104)

Five Below Getting Restocked With Wave 4 Of The Vintage Collection?!

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2012 at 08:59 PM EDT |

Nine (9) months ago we brought you the very first online report of The Vintage Collection wave 4 figures being found at Five Below stores. While the stock has sold through for the most part, we have just received a report from JTA Robert V. from Maryland that his local store has restocked on this very same wave! If you still need these figures (hard to believe at this point), be sure to head out to this discount chain!

Anakin, Sandtrooper And Boba Fett.... Oh My!!!

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2012 at 07:42 PM EDT |

OK, here is something very interesting. As an update to our Movie Heroes "Where's Anakin?" post yesterday, JTA reader Mats J. writes in from Sweden to let us know of a pre-order at German site The Toy Palace. Not only is the Anakin Skywalker figure included in this wave assortment, it also includes the Sandtrooper and Boba Fett figures shown in Hasbro's recent Power Point presentation. (And we think that's the new Battle Droid figure too, but we're not 100% sure about that.) What is especially odd is that online etailers like Entertainment Earth do not even have this item up for pre-order, which is due on October 31st! Click through to see this proof yourself. But we wonder what is going to happen with these figures?! (If you even care that is.)

New Sponsor: JTA Welcomes K&C Collectibles!

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2012 at 07:02 PM EDT |

JTA is proud and very excited to welcome new sponsor K&C Collectibles to our site. K&C Collectibles has been an incredible asset to the Star Wars collecting community by providing renowned customer service and hot products in stock for years! Be sure to check out their site and see what goodies they can assist you with for your collection! Welcome K&C Collectibles!!!

Avert Aftermarket Mania - Never Hesitate When You Have A Chance!

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2012 at 04:45 PM EDT |

Special thanks to JTA moderator Bombadgungan for his recent research on eBay. We were shocked to see average auction prices for the second wave of the red phase of the Legacy Collection! This was the ROTJ-focused wave of the line, also known as wave 9 overall. Take a look at what these figures go for today, and one of them, the gray Ugnaught, at the moment isn't even found! This should advise you to never pass on a figure when you see it. Otherwise, instances like this may be your only options! Hint: get the TVC wave 16 ROTJ figures immediately! Pre-order them now at one of our sponsors!

      
    

Review: Lumat - TVC - VC104

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2012 at 12:08 AM EDT |

Well, after years of mass confusion, Lucasfilm has officially deemed the original vintage Kenner Lumat as the ACTUAL Lumat character! We try to spell it all out, but even we got confused over all the Ewoks that throughout the years that have been referred to as Lumat. Thank goodness something from the 80s has stuck! This also means that all the original vintage Kenner Ewoks have finally been modernized with acceptable articulation and sculpting standards! See this and more as we look at the last Return Of The Jedi figure in the final wave of The Vintage Collection 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.

Lumat

Visual Guide Update - Orrimaarko (Prune Face) (VC114) - TVC

Posted by Chuck | September 29, 2012 at 10:24 PM EDT |

Next up for our Visual Guide update is Orrimaarko (Prune Face). Another awesome addition to the Vintage Collection, find out why Prune Face gets rave reviews and five stars in our Research Droids Review!

Orrimaarko (Prune Face) (VC114)

Take A Closer Look At The Republic Dropship - It Is Awesome!

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2012 at 08:48 PM EDT |

JTA local reader lord_varion (who is keeping his eyes open for one of these for me) send us awesome close-up pictures of the very elusive Republic Dropship, showing up at TARGET and Kmart throughout the country right now! Click through to check out what's included with this very cool Class I set!!

Congratulations To JTA Reader Ian!

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2012 at 08:41 PM EDT |

Congratulations goes out to JTA reader Ian Gebhard! While he didn't win the life-sized Darth Maul statue, he was greeted to a ForceFX Darth Maul lightsaber last week! That's awesome Ian!

What Is The Status Of Republic Commandos Near You?

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2012 at 07:51 PM EDT |

We periodically get emails asking about availability of the Star Wars: Republic Commando (Delta Squad) Toys R Us multipack. Once in a while our readers have stated that they can still find this in their local stores, while others say it hasn't been around in over a year! (The latter is true in the Philly area.) And if you judge the prices on Amazon, it seems like this is one hot commodity! Whatever your status is, eBayer tunghori has all four Republic Commandos in stock in addition to the Geonosian Warrior that's exclusive to the set. Click on any thumbnail to be taken to the auctions and see if you can secure them this way. Many collectors don't seem to realize that these figures are major retools of the Evolutions figure. These are the ONLY Republic Commando action figures on the market with ball-jointed shoulders.... a most necessary point of articulation. Read more details about them in our review found HERE.

        

VC71 Through VC74 Now Added To RDRs

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2012 at 07:38 PM EDT |

We thought we'd let you know that we added RDRs for the remaining four The Phantom Menace figure from The Vintage Collection (VC71-VC74). Click HERE to check them out. Visual Guides for these figures are being processed now and we'll be posting those updates too.

         

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 29, 2012 at 07:00 AM EDT |

The Brian's Toys newsletter this week features a whole new Vinyl Cape Jawa AFA 85, restocked Master Replica Boba Fett Blaster, and a pre-order for the new Sideshow 12" Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi figure. The Jawa includes a Certificate Authenticity and comes protected in an acrylic case from the Action Figure Authority.

Several Sideshow Collectibles items have been restocked, including the Slave Leia Premium Format and 12" Stormtrooper and Chancellor Palpatine 2-pack to name a few.  For Vintage this week, the hard-to-find Tri-Logo Nien Nunb and FX-7 are available graded an overall AFA 85 each.  For more Tri-Logo, see the ungraded Sy Snootle & Rebo Band and the Endor Forest Ranger.

Head on over to the Brian's Toys newsletter to see more action figure restocks and the Masters of the Universe Snakemen 2-pack at Brian's Toys!

Brian's Toys

Review: Orrimaarko (Prune Face) - TVC - VC114

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2012 at 12:01 AM EDT |

It's amazing how Hasbro can make old sculpts look all-new again! Orrimaarko (Prune Face) is a testament to this ability. One of the finest offering in the final wave of The Vintage Collection, this figure is one you should not miss 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.

Orrimaarko (Prune Face)

Sponsor News: Dorkside Toys Newsletter #3

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2012 at 09:45 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys sends word of their latest updates! Check out the awesome new The VIntage Collection, Marvel Universe and Avengers toys being offered. And definitely check out their incredible cearance section where you can find a plethora of unpunched TVC figures for $5 and less! Click through for more or click thr banner below to be taken right to their Star Wars section!!

One Movie Heroes Figure Is Missing In Action

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2012 at 06:58 PM EDT |

There isn't big collector backing and support for the Movie Heroes line, but are you aware that one figure just hasn't made its way into a case yet that was supposed to already? It's true. There's one straggler that just hasn't been released yet. Click through if you're remotely interested!

Visual Guide Update - Weequay (VC107) - TVC

Posted by Chuck | September 28, 2012 at 06:23 PM EDT |

Featuring one of the best of the best from the final wave... the long-awaited update to Weequay, helping to complete that skiff diorama with a super set of figures! Check out this awesome The Vintage Collection version in our highly detailed Visual Guide, and round out our Weequay coverage with a full-featured Research Droids Review, bringing together the most comprehensive coverage of a collectible you can find!

Weequay (VC107)

Toys R Us.com Has Speeder Bike In Stock!!

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2012 at 11:05 AM EDT |

Thanks to a tip by our friends at Yakface.com, the Speeder Bike With Scout Trooper is in stock at TRU.com for buy one get one 50% off. Also, if you put $50 worth of qualifying merchandise in your cart, everything ships for FREE!

   

UPDATE: Sold out!!!

Yeah, We Now Have Official Word Regarding The Nien Nunb Issue

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2012 at 08:15 AM EDT |

Wow! We have official word from a StarWars.com contributor this time! Click through to see a "insider perspective" on the actual facts surrounding Nien Nunb as Tim Veekhoven from Belgium, contributor to the Star Wars Databank, in addition to many other things, gives us his expert rundown of Nien Nunb! This is definitely an exciting update!

Review: Weequay - TVC - VC107

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2012 at 05:57 AM EDT |

One of our absolute favorite figures from the final wave of The Vintage Collection is Weequay. While he's evidently not flawless, he is probably the most awaited modern update we've been wanting to see for years. Hasbro just wouldn't stop using that 1997 sculpt even as late as 2008! See why you'll want multiples of him 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.

Weequay

UPDATE: Nien Nunb? Or Nien Not?

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2012 at 08:50 PM EDT |

Our friend Hunter from 4-inches.de (a German site) writes in with his cool assessment/take on the Nien Nunb issues discussed earlier today. He also brings up some great points and sends us additional proof in the form of pictures! Click through to check this out!

An Exclusive Look At The Clone Wars Season 5

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2012 at 08:25 PM EDT |

The Huffington Post has a great exclusive clip to Season 5 of The Clone Wars. Definitely check it out! It will be interesting to see how well the show fares as it enters the 9:30 AM "death slot". Hopefully it will work in a different way and rejuvenate interest in the show!

Interview With The Man Who Voices Darth Maul!

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2012 at 08:19 PM EDT |

There is a great interview with voice actor Sam Witwer at IGN.com, the man who voices Darth Maul in The Clone Wars television show! Check it out! Special thanks to JTA reader Mike_5555 for the head's up.

Kmart Exclusive Two-Packs Making Heavier Appearances

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2012 at 08:13 PM EDT |

JTA moderator Paul B. writes in to give us a quick status report in Ohio. The Kmart exclusive Endor AT-ST Crew and Ewok Scouts have arrived in that area! These two-packs have sadly been dry in PA. I wonder when they'll start hitting harder?!

Visual Guide Update - Nien Nunb (VC106) - TVC

Posted by Chuck | September 27, 2012 at 08:13 PM EDT |

Next up for our run of the final 12 TVC figures (for now, hopefully) is Nien Nunb. Check out this Vintage release in our Visual Guide below, and revisit our Research Droids Review for full details on this upcoming figure!

Nien Nunb (VC106)

Republic Dropship Hits TARGET!

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

Reliable JTA reader Damian V. sends in a note to us that he found the Republic Dropship at his local TARGET! There have been rumors of it hitting Kmart as well, so keep this item in mind when you're out on your runs! Wow, it took long enough for this item to hit!

The Final Wave Of The Vintage Collection Begins To Hit eBay!!!

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2012 at 05:38 PM EDT |

You've seen our advanced look at the final wave of The Vintage Collection. Now the figures are beginning to hit eBay from international sellers. The prices are of course ridiculously funny at the moment, but keep checking back and as time moves forward, so will the prices move downward. Provided here are links for the Emperor's Royal Guard, Nien Nunb, Republic Trooper (The Old Republic), Ahsoka and Lumat! At least check them out!

        

Nien Nunb? Or Nien Not?

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2012 at 09:25 AM EDT |

So, Nien Nunb is the focused figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. While working on the review, we couldn't help but recall the Nien Nunb figure we received in 2009's Legacy Collection, the one in the B-wing Pilot uniform. The debates are still ongoing. Is that Nien Nunb? We have a case to make and we want your feedback on it. Click through for more.

INCREDIBLE UPDATE: While working on this article, our friend Chris from BanthaSkull.com was busy posting some other great reference photos in our RDR on Nien Nunb! Please find them now added to this article!

Review: Nien Nunb - TVC - VC106

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2012 at 05:13 AM EDT |

It's fantastic to finally have a super-articulated Nien Nunb figure, but he not only needs some height, but he also needs some revised paint operations on the head sculpt. Surely to be one of the most controversial and debated figures in all of The Vintage Collection, see why we love Nien Nunb despite his flaws. It's all in full detail in our Research Droids Reviews right this second. 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.

Nien Nunb

Visual Guide Update - Emperor's Royal Guard (VC105) - TVC

Posted by Chuck | September 26, 2012 at 09:40 PM EDT |

Yeah, we know we mass-released these as a sneak peak (hey, we couldn't wait!), but now it's time for our daily release of the lastest (and final) wave of The Vintage Collection. First up is the long-awaited return to Vintage Emperor's Royal Guard! Click below to visit this Visual Guide, and stop by for (another) read of this great review!

Emperor's Royal Guard (VC105)

Research Droids Reviews Recap

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

Click through for our Research Droids Reviews recap and see what recent reviews you may have missed,

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 26, 2012 at 06:50 PM EDT |

Click through for the latest newsletter featuring new pre-orders and new arrivals at BigBadToyStore.com!

Big Bad Toy Store

Check Out Front And Back Card Images For VC71 Through VC74

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2012 at 08:41 AM EDT |

Complete reviews and visual guides are coming for the carry-forward Discover The Force figures, but enjoy some high resolutions images of the card fronts and backs in the meantime; and see the old design which proves how long ago these figures were originally planned!

         

Review: Emperor's Royal Guard - TVC - VC105

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2012 at 05:57 AM EDT |

Hasbro has produced a "definitive for now" Emperor's Royal Guard figure in The Vintage Collection. It's a lot of fun and it has incredible interchangeability, but will it be fully embraced by Original Trilogy purists (we're not so sure about that)? You saw our sneak peek of the final wave of The Vintage Collection earlier, but now we make our way through the marathon figure by figure daily in our Research Droids Reviews starting 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.

Emperor's Royal Guard

Chuck and I have been working for 36 hours straight with little sleep in between to proudly present to you a first look at the final wave of The Vintage Collection! Click through for more!

         
         

Visual Guide Update - The Padmé Amidala Legacy - TLC

Posted by Chuck | September 25, 2012 at 08:26 PM EDT |

Padmé devoted her life to the people of Naboo and became a key figure in the dramatic events that changed the galaxy. Her courage and compassion deeply affected those around her, and was the pivotal legacy she gave to her children, Luke and Leia. While Queen of Naboo, Padmé stood up against the Trade Federation’s siege of her planet. As a Senator, Padmé fought to keep the Republic from falling into war. Her last act was to give birth to the twins who would fulfill her legacy by restoring peace to the galaxy. Check out the full Visual Guide from the The Padmé Amidala Legacy, and catch up on all the details in our Research Droids Review!

The Padmé Amidala Legacy - TLC - Evolutions

CVI: MintInBox.net Celebration VI Coverage

Posted by Chuck | September 25, 2012 at 08:18 PM EDT |

Our friends across the pond have their final comprehensive Celebration VI report posted. Stop by to see how MintInBox.net spent their time in Orlando!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 362

Posted by Chuck | September 25, 2012 at 08:10 PM EDT |

Star Wars Celebration VI is almost a month behind us, but the memories are still fresh, as are the collectibles! From coast to coast Celebration attendees are receiving their Disney Carbon Freeze Me statues! Marjorie and Arnie got theirs in the mail last week, so listen to this week's hands-on review of these truly one-of-a-kind collectibles! They'll tell you if it would be worth a Disney trip if these return to the theme parks.

Come Back Tonight To See Something Special

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

Jedi Temple Archives highly encourages our readers to return here tonight for a very special thing. We wish we had an exact time but we don't, so please just keep checking back.

Darth Malgus And Shae Vizla At.... Barnes And Noble??!! Yes!

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2012 at 02:56 PM EDT |

Boook sellers selling Star Wars figures?! How perverse! Click through for an unbelievable report from JTA reader David S.

Review: IG-88 - SW [SOTDS] - Saga Legends (SL02)

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2012 at 02:03 PM EDT |

Here is another Saga Legends figure from 2010. IG-88 also receives updates that makes the assassin droid look better than ever! See why you need this version too in our Research Droids Reviews right now. And be sure to come back tomorrow for an awesome surprise (or sooner)! 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.

IG-88

Steve Sansweet Blog Update On The Ultimate Action Figure Collection Book!

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2012 at 06:23 PM EDT |

Our friend Steve Sansweet updates his blog at StarWars.com about the new and exciting The Ultimate Action Figure Collection book coming out, which if you don't know by now is a book that my friend Dan Curto from the CurtoBurns Podcast and I collaborated with Steve writing and photographing the pictures inside of it (along with Rancho Obi-Wan Manager Anne Neumann). Check out this awesome update and see if you notice any familiar names! This is part 1 of this update!

Stray Not Far From JTA....

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2012 at 05:31 PM EDT |

The excitement starts soon!

Sponsor News: Collector DASH Action Figures Giveaway!

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2012 at 12:47 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Collector DASH Action Figures is doing a great promotion with us! Click through to find out how you can win six (6) FREE action figures!

Congratulations To JTA Moderator Bombadgungan!

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2012 at 10:08 AM EDT |

Congratulations to JTA moderator Bombadgungan for posting 5000 comments and moderating many more at Jedi Temple Archives! We are so thankful for all of his hard work and priceless dedication and we looking forward to another 5000 comments more.... (we better not push it....) Thank you for all that you do for us! Those RFTs are coming, I promise!

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Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - SW [SOTDS] - Saga Legends (SL12)

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

Here is another Saga Legends figure from 2010. But Obi-Wan Kenobi was actually released with two unique action figures in the same exact packaging (one was significantly better than the other). Simple enough, huh? Just a running change, right?! WRONG! There is more to this tale than meets the eye. It's preplexing, it's interesting and it's completely useless trivia that you'll probably never have the need to use again, but it's all part of our Research Droids Reviews today, so check it all out anyway! 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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Another Report From Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2012 at 09:42 PM EDT |

JTA Jason B. writes in with a brief report at his local Alabama Toys R Us. Click through to read his update! Stuff is still hitting!

Review: [Both Versions Of] Jango Fett - SW [SOTDS] - Saga Legends (SL05)

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2012 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Did you know that there are two different versions of 2010's SW [SOTDS] Jango Fett (SL05) Saga Legends figure? We also explain how the first "error" figure is actually the first basic carded released on that version too. We explain what options you had back in 2010 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.

Jango Fett

Some Pretty Great Discounts Still Happening At Homesense In Canada!

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2012 at 11:56 PM EDT |

JTA Canadian reader Michael M. writes in with a cool store report for regarding one specific The Vintage Collection figure. If you recall, we first reported on discounted TVC figures at Homesense (report found HERE) stores in Canada, and it looks like some further discounts are being taken as well! Click through for his report! Now you just have to find a cheap Kmart B-wing Michael!

Store Reports Still Coming In For Things Like Fox And TVC Wave 15!!!

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2012 at 11:47 PM EDT |

Most of our store reports come from the East and West coast, but JTA reader Chris from MO eagerly writes in with his exciting store report! Check it out!

Wave 16 Is Getting Closer - Now Arriving In The Philippines!

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2012 at 05:06 PM EDT |

JTA reader JM Augustin writes in to let us know that wave 16 of The Vintage Collection has hit the Philippines! These means its about a month away from us folks – give or take! Are you excited for this incredible final wave?!

Some More Great eBay Deals!

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2012 at 12:37 PM EDT |

Some decent harder to find figures have hit eBay for reasonable prices. Please read each description carefully. Some, not most, may be missing accessories. But if you're looking for figures like The Rise Of Boba Fett Bossk figure and other The Clone Wars multipacks, female stormtrooper Jes Gistang, rare red Legacy Collection Comic Packs figures, figures from Evolutions sets (that disappeared into thin air), as well as ther most accurate action figure representation of R2-B1, then click on each thumbnail below to be taken to that auction! This and much more awaits you!

          

        

Sponsor News: Dorkside Toys Newsletter #2

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2012 at 09:25 AM EDT |

Tacos! Marvel Universe! Ahsoka Tano, Lost Line, New Hulk & More is in the @dorksidetoys Newsletter! And news of what's in stock, available for pre-order, and on clearance follows! Click through for more!

Review: Cad Bane - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars (CW4)

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2012 at 12:28 AM EDT |

The kids' lines have taken a completely different approach, much to the chagrin of collectors. Hasbro is now bringing older sculpts with less articulation into The Clone Wars and Movie Heroes lines and it is making most collectors sad. Check out an older sculpt of Cad Bane, resurrected for the 2012 phase of The Clone Wars line. He comes with a whole bunch of extra accessories. Will that matter to you? Find out 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.

Cad Bane

Visual Guide Update - Rebel Pilot Legacy - TLC

Posted by Chuck | September 21, 2012 at 06:25 PM EDT |

The legacy of Rebel pilots is one of uncompromising independence and gritty determination. These are the pilots who crushed the Empire and became the architects of the elite squadrons to come. Dorovio Bold flies an X-wing at the Battle of Yavin, going cannon-to-cannon against Imperial fighters. During the Battle of Hoth, Wes Janson toppled an AT-AT walker with a skillfully unorthodox maneuver. Ten Numb helped achieve victory at the Battle of Endor flying a weapons-packed B-wing. From hotshots to heroes, Alliance pilots built a legacy that has given birth to countless tales of glory throughout the galaxy. You can see each one from this Evolutions set in the Visual Guide below! And, you can read an in-depth report in our Research Droids Review!

Rebel Pilot Legacy - TLC - Evolutions

Hurry! A Ton Of TVC, MH And TCW Figures Are In Stock At HTS!

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2012 at 02:59 PM EDT |

Hurry! As of this posting almost EVERY new TVC, MH and TCW figure in stock at HasbroToyShop.com! At Celebration VI we suggested to Derryl DePriest HasbroToyShop.com as a way to unload the warehouse full of Star Wars figures. He lit up at the suggestion and it appears as if he's made it a reality! But hurry, these will disappear quickly for sure!

New Sponsor: Jedi Temple Archives Proudly Welcomes DorksideToys.com!!!

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2012 at 10:57 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives is thrilled to partner with DorksideToys.com as they become our latest sponsor. We warmly welcome them into our family and look forward to this year and next (and beyond) as they serve the collecting community! DorksideToys.com is a great source for your Star Wars collectibles with an incredible stock selection and great prices. Be sure to check them out and be sure to let them know that JTA sent you!

UPDATE: You want an unpunched Barriss Offee for $5? How about an unpunched Bom Vimdin for $3.99? What about an unpunched Darth Vader (VC93) for $7.99? They even have an unpunched Wedge Antilles for you for $6.99! Plus, they have a ton of other TVC figures unpunched for $5 each! Check them out!

Here we go again, folks! The awesome Kmart exclusive Special Action Figure Sets are hitting pretty much everywhere now and they include some of the best figures Hasbro has made. If you aren't interested in them then there is something very wrong with you. Check out the Endor AT-ST Crew set right now. It's all available for you 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.

Endor AT-ST Crew

Visual Guide Update - Rebel Pilot Legacy (Series II) - TLC

Posted by Chuck | September 20, 2012 at 09:48 PM EDT |

The Rebels are victorious over the evil Empire, but their fragile new Alliance is in jeopardy. A Hiromi spy secretly instigates a misunderstanding between the EwoksThe legacy of the Rebel Alliance pilots is one of outstanding courage and noble commitment. They emerged from a darkened galaxy to reawaken hope—from the formation of the gallant Rogue Squadron that included doomed Cesi “Doc” Eirriss, to the Battle of Hoth in which Kesin Ommis took aim as a snowspeeder pilot in defense of Echo Base, and at the Battle of Endor, where veteran pilot Keyan Farlander harried enemy fighters and helped bring down an Empire. Check them all out in our Visual Guide below as we catch up on some Evolutions sets! And, as always, you can find our detailed report, including comprehensive Collector Notes, in our Research Droids Review!

Rebel Pilot Legacy (Series II) - TLC - Evolutions

Sideshow Collectibles 1:6 Scale Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | September 20, 2012 at 04:48 PM EDT |

The Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi is now available for pre-order. Click here to pick this up!

Awesome TRU Coupon Coming This Weekend!

Posted by Paul | September 20, 2012 at 01:51 PM EDT |

You're going to love us for this post, folks. JTA reader Ryan H. sends us a link to a peculiar eBay auction which is for an advance copy of 7 upcoming deals in this Sunday's ads at TRU. The point here however is that TRU will be offering a Buy One Get One 75% off! Click through so you can get a good look at what coupon you'll need and be sure to grab some extra newspapers this weekend! Thank you Ryan!

Review: Ewok Scouts (Special Action Figure Set) - TVC - Kmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | September 20, 2012 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Here we go, folks! The awesome Kmart exclusive Special Action Figure Sets are hitting pretty much everywhere now and they include some of the best figures Hasbro has made. If you aren't interested in them then there is something very wrong with you. Check out the Ewok Scouts set today. It's all available for you 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 Scouts

Store Report: The Northwest!!

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2012 at 11:03 PM EDT |

Stuff is really starting to hit hard folks! Here is another report, but this time from JTA moderator Bombadgungan in the Northwest. This report is unbelievable! Click through to check out how lucky he was and be sure to get out in your area and find this stuff. Oh, and Bombadgungan, please keep your eyes open for more Clone Commander Fox figures. I need my sealed ones now!!

Store Report: The Southeast!

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2012 at 10:54 PM EDT |

Stuff is really starting to hit hard folks! I have found some stuff and so have others. And now Mike_5555 writes in with a Southeast report in Florida. Click through to check out how lucky he was today!

Visual Guide Update - Machook/Keoulkeech/Kettch Comics Pack - TLC

Posted by Chuck | September 19, 2012 at 09:43 PM EDT |

The Rebels are victorious over the evil Empire, but their fragile new Alliance is in jeopardy. A Hiromi spy secretly instigates a misunderstanding between the Ewoks and the Lahsbees. The conflict threatens to become an all-out war that will engulf the rest of the galaxy. Will the Rebels help the Ewoks and Lahsbees resolve their conflict before its too late? Click below to check out this Visual Guide featuring furballs Machook, Keoulkeech & Kettch, and get the complete low-down on this Comics Pack set in our Research Droids Review!

Keoulkeech, Machook, & Kettch Comics Pack - TLC

Imperialshipyards.net Announces 5th Birthday Custom Contest

Posted by Chuck | September 19, 2012 at 08:15 PM EDT |

Our friends at Imperial Ship Yards are celebrating 5 years... Get all of the details on their customs contest right here!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 19, 2012 at 06:16 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

104th Battalion Wolf Pack Clone Troopers No Longer A Walmart Exclusive!

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2012 at 02:00 PM EDT |

Uh-oh, Walmart is just not taking any more chances on Star Wars exclusives it seems after the debacle that happened during the 2011 Holiday season. The 104th Battalion Wolf Pack Clone Troopers Ultimate Gift Set, which was confirmed to me by Derryl DePriest at Celebration VI that is was a Walmart exclusive, is now a general online exclusive. You can pre-order your set now for a December 2012 release! Click through for the product details.

Review: Aayla Secura - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars (CW14)

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2012 at 12:50 AM EDT |

Here is a figure that many collectors thought they were never going to see again. We're glad Hasbro made their presumptions incorrect. After stealing our image for their own Power Point presentation for this figure at 2011's NY Comic Con, Hasbro finally rereleases Aayla Secura and she is finally meeting demand. Check her out for the second time in our Research Droids Reviews!! Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Aayla Secura

Here Is A Sneak Peek Of Soon Coming RDRs!

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2012 at 10:52 PM EDT |

If you're already following us on Facebook, you've already seen this, but for those of you who do not.... yet, please head to our Facebook page where you can get some sneak peeks of the recently acquired Ewok Scouts and Endor AT-ST Crew Kmart exclusives. They're awesome folks.... and coming soon to RDRs! Special thanks goes out to JTA reader James B. who met me out in the pouring rain to make a cool exchange: we both got exclusives we needed! (He's no longer my archnemesis in case you're wondering!)

    

Visual Guide Update - Ibtisam/Nrin Vakil Comics Pack - TLC

Posted by Chuck | September 18, 2012 at 09:51 PM EDT |

Ibtisam and Nrin Vakil seem destined to be enemies: Ibtisam is a Mon Calamari and Vakil is a Quarren—two species that have been foes for centuries. Yet an unlikely friendship evolves on a mission to Malrev. Ibtisam finds herself becoming attached to the stoic Nrin Vakil, while Nrin's initial animosity turns to respect for the courageous Mon Calamari, proving that the bonds of friendship can rise above the blind hostility of the past. Click below for the full Visual Guide on this Walmart exclusive Comics Pack, and read the complete review in our Research Droids Review!

Ibtisam & Nrin Vakil Comics Pack - TLC

Sideshow Collectibles Officially Teases One-Sixth Obi-Wan Kenobi!

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2012 at 06:46 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has posted a nice tease of the Episode I Obi-Wan Kenobi one-sixth scale figure (finally)! Check it out! This one is going to set you back folks! Yikes!

Gentle Giant Taking Pre-orders For Two New Cool Exclusives!!!

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2012 at 06:41 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant Ltd. is now taking pre-orders for both their Rocket-Firing Boba Fett and the Jumbo Vintage Kenner Cantina Adventure Set! Click either thumbnail to place your orders!

    

New LEGO Special Coming To Cartoon Network!!!

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2012 at 06:26 PM EDT |

Coming September 26th!! Get your lightsabers and LEGO bricks ready because a brand new LEGO Star Wars special is coming to Cartoon Network. Your favorite characters are back, and even though it's just moments after the Death Star has been destroyed, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the rest of the Rebel Alliance's heroes have no time to rest on their laurels or stand around celebrating in the Yavin 4 hangar bay. Click through for more or the LEGO logo to see the trailer! (Special thanks to JTA reader Bailey for the head's up!)

Store Theft: In English And Spanish!

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2012 at 06:01 PM EDT |

JTA reader Alejandro sent us a question written in Spanish. Determined to meet the needs of all of our readers, we headed to Google Translate and JTA reader Fernando to help him out! Click through for the Spanish to English/English to Spanish dialogue!

JTA Welcomes Collector DASH Action Figures To Our Sponsor Team!

Posted by Chuck | September 18, 2012 at 03:34 PM EDT |

JTA would like to welcome new sponsor Collector "DASH" Action Figures! DASH is the world’s best resource for action figure lovers. They provide an integrated experience for collectors’ needs, connect buyers and sellers and they help collectors learn. Click through to read more about them, and be sure to stop Collector DASH and show your support!

Collector DASH Action Figures

Review: Clone Commander Fox - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars (CW18)

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2012 at 08:49 AM EDT |

Here is a controversial figure. You can barely find the phase II version of Clone Commander Fox in stores, and if you do find him, will you want him? We do! But see how you feel about him in our 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.

Clone Commander Fox

Help Get Vlix Oncard On A Card!! You Can Help!

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2012 at 08:38 AM EDT |

My longtime pal and relatively new (me not him) esteemed colleague Adam Pawlus is responsible for spearheading a few incredible things for Star Wars collectors (except for the Skittles-colored Mandalorians and "Booba" Fetts which I have already forgiven him for - love ya Adam) and now he is reaching out to the collecting community to see if maybe the ball can get rolling for a vintage Kenner action figure (that is next to impossible - and much too expensive - to buy for your collection) can be modernized. For years Adam has desperately wanted a Vlix action figure made in the modern line and in "vintage" packaging preferably. We stand alongside him in this wish and we are reaching out to our readers to help him along with his quest. Please check out the FIN section (after you read his Q&A) and see how you can get involved to make Vlix a reality. We're behind you Adam and are praying that he becomes a reality one day too. Hasbro: Give us Vlix Oncard "on" a "card".

Kmart Two-Packs Hit Philly Area!

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2012 at 07:06 PM EDT |

JTA friend James B., who is now officially my archnemesis by the way, picked up the Kmart exclusive 2-packs at the same Kmart last night where I found Clone Commander Fox and NO Kmart exclusive 2-packs. Oh, and James, I grabbed the last 2 Scout Trooper and Speeder Bikes at TRU across the street! Ha Ha! Click through for his report!

Hard To Find Figures Beginning To Arrive At Walmart!

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2012 at 08:29 AM EDT |

It seems as if Walmart is beginning to finally catch up in their backlog of stock and "new" product is beginning to hit random stores. I found this figure yesterday, now JTA reader Tony A. finds multiples! Click through for his report!

Unbelievably, the 2005 TSC Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise) (SAGA 001) figure received an updated paint job when it was released as 2010's SW [SOTDS] Princess Leia In Boushh Disguise (SL07) Saga Legends figure. We outline the differences for you 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.

Princess Leia In Boushh Disguise

Visual Guide Update - Clone Emperor/Luke Skywalker Comics Pack - TLC

Posted by Chuck | September 16, 2012 at 09:20 PM EDT |

Luke Skywalker has discovered the existence of another Jedi, helping him further his goal of reestablishing the Jedi Knights. While he makes plans to go to Ossus to locate important Jedi artifacts, Emperor Palpatine is reborn in the body of another clone, and he makes immediate plans to crush the Alliance and the fledgling Jedi Knights. Check out our Visual Guide of the Emperor Palpatine Clone/Luke Skywalker Comics Pack, based on the Dark Empire II comic, and read our full report on this set in our Research Droids Review.

Emperor Palpatine Clone & Luke Skywalker Comics Pack - TLC

You Absolutely Just Never Know What You Are Going To Find Anymore....

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2012 at 02:26 PM EDT |

This is another store find that almost made me collapse in the aisle. While nearly tempted to the point of destruction to cave in and buy this figure on Amazon.com for $35+, I found him just moments ago while looking for Ewoks and AT-ST Drivers instead.... I didn't find the latter, so this made the trip worthwhile!

Exclusive Darth Maul Returns Battle Packs Set Also On Sale For $18!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2012 at 02:13 PM EDT |

We perhaps neglected to pay attention to the best item on sale this week at TARGET! The Darth Maul Returns exclusive Battle Packs set (as well as the general release ones) is also on sale for $18.00! It's a smaller savings, but this means each figure will only cost you $6.00, proof that Hasbro can manage two new figures and a repack and make it VERY worthwhile for collectors. (And one of those figures is even super-articulated!) It's all a matter of where there's a will, there's a way.

Kmart Exclusive 2-Packs Have Been Found At Brick And Mortar!

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2012 at 12:05 PM EDT |

Our friends at JediDefender.com are reporting that The Vintage Collection Kmart exclusive two-packs have been found. What's maddening for me is that my local store shows 8 pieces in stock yet not one clerk can find them! Ugh! Good luck to everyone out there!

Target Exclusive Vintage Special Action Figure Set 3-Packs On Sale!

Posted by Chuck | September 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM EDT |

The Vintage Collection Target 3-packs are on sale through September 22nd and this promotion is nationwide! Make sure you check your local Target to see if you can catch these on sale!

Review: Bossk - SW [SOTDS] - Saga Legends (SL01)

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2012 at 12:05 AM EDT |

The 2007 VTSC Bossk (Bounty Hunter) is sublime. Nothing can really make it better. Hasbro just needs to keep releasing it. But they did make some changes to him with 2010's SW [SOTDS] Bossk (SL01) Saga Legends figure. See what happened 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.

Bossk

Exactly Where Does The Clone Wars Fit Into The Star Wars Timeline?

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2012 at 11:42 PM EDT |

Just where does The Clone Wars television show exactly fit in the Star Wars timeline? Fans want to know! A great blog at StarWars.com has just been published explaining this very topic! Click through to check it out! Special thanks to JTA reader Mike_5555 for the head's up!

Visual Guide Update - Ki-Adi-Mundi/Sharad Hett Comics Pack - TLC

Posted by Chuck | September 15, 2012 at 10:34 PM EDT |

Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi is sent to Tatooine to find the self-exiled Jedi Master Sharad Hett, who now lives among the fierce Tusken Raiders. As Sharad tells his anguished story to Ki, the assassin Aurra Sing locates the Tusken camp—and brings deadly trouble to the two Jedi and the Sand People... Ki-Adi-Mundi & Sharad Hett are the featured figures in this Dark Horse Star Wars #11 Comics Pack! After checking out our Visual Guide get the full lowdown on this set in our Research Droids Review!

Ki-Adi-Mundi & Sharad Hett Comics Pack - TLC

So That's Where They Went!

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2012 at 09:12 PM EDT |

Did you ever wonder where most of the Aayla Secura action figures from The Clone Wars line went? Click through to find out. This one just doesn't make much sense at all! JTA moderator Paul B. found this at Walt Disney World in Orlando!

Accessory Pairing Suggestions For the Disgruntled

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2012 at 03:10 PM EDT |

Avid JTA reader Dominic N. has taken note of the many comments criticizing the accessories (or lack thereof) in the Darth Maul Returns Battle Packs set. He has made some suggestions, I have have put his suggestions into "visuality" for you. Thank you Dominic for your suggestions! Definitely check out this update!

    

Review: Zuckuss - SW [SOTDS] - Saga Legends (SL03)

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

The 2009 Legacy Collection Zuckuss was a monumental success for Hasbro. And it made the perfect "bounty hunter" candidate to release in their "bounty hunter focused" Saga Legends line during the Shadow Of The Dark Side era. Find out the very small changes Hasbro inadvertently made to the new Zuckuss for this 2010 release 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.

Zuckuss

Visual Guide Update - Luke Skywalker/Deena Shan Comics Pack - TLC

Posted by Chuck | September 14, 2012 at 09:57 PM EDT |

Luke receives a message from his old friend Janek Sunber, a lieutenant in the Imperial Army, saying he wants to join the Rebellion. Everyone thinks it's a trap except Luke. The Jedi goes on an unauthorized mission to find Sunber and is joined by Deena Shan, who is looking for adventure, and a chance to prove her worth. Click below to check out the Luke Skywalker/Deena Shan Comics Pack Visual Guide, and read our in-depth review right here!

Luke Skywalker & Deena Shan Comics Pack - TLC

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 14, 2012 at 09:55 PM EDT |

Lots of great Star Wars licensed artwork has been added to Brian's Toys.  Pick up the latest "travel-style" poster artwork from artists Jason Christman and Steve Thomas to spruce up the office.  Full canvas artwork is also available from artists Jerry Vanderstelt and Williams Silvers.

Gentle Giant mini bust Watto and Nien Nunb have also flown in and available for sale now.  The Youtube video of the week features an Illusive Concepts Life Size Yoda. The Yoda is in great shape and would make a nice addition to anyone's display collection.

To see all this and more, visit the weekly newsletter at Brian's Toys!

Brian's Toys

Gentle Giant Ltd Is Getting Ready For The Cantina Adventure Set!

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2012 at 08:52 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant Ltd. has teased the upcoming Cantina Adventure Set for their Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure line. Pre-orders will be imminent!

Review: Darth Vader - SW [SOTDS] - Saga Legends (SL06)

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2012 at 12:10 AM EDT |

The 2010 Star Wars "Shadow Of The Dark Side" phase of the Saga Legends line had some running changes made to them. Darth Vader was one figure with a running change that actually went backwards in quality from its first release. Check out what makes their respective Saga Legends releases different from their original releases. Do you even know what we're talking about here? It's all in great detail 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.

Darth Vader

Visual Guide Update - Commander Faie/Quinlan Vos Comics Pack - TLC

Posted by Chuck | September 13, 2012 at 10:32 PM EDT |

Quinlan Vos and Commander Faie are sent to Kashyyyk, the lush forest homeworld of the Wookiees, during the Clone Wars. The Jedi General and the clone commander have an uneasy relationship given their very different natures, and their ability to work together is made more precarious when the duplicitous Devaronian smuggler Vilmarh Grahrk appears and, predictably, stirs up plenty of trouble. Check out the Commander Faie/Quinlan Vos Comics Pack Visual Guide below, and read the full report on this set in our Research Droids Review!

Commander Faie & Quinlan Vos Comics Pack - TLC

Another Option For Locating The Latest Waves Of The Clone Wars Figures!

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

Those of you still looking for the Ahsoka (SCUBA) wave should try one more retail establishment. Click through for report by JTA reader Allen.

Get Out There And Find The New Exclusives!

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2012 at 05:42 PM EDT |

The Toys R Us and TARGET exclusives are really starting to hit hard. JTA reader Mike from Florida let's us know that his are is now well-stocked! Click through for his report.

Sideshow Collectibles Gamorrean Executioner Mythos Statue Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | September 13, 2012 at 03:34 PM EDT |

The incredibly detailed Gamorrean Executioner Mythos statue is up for pre-order! Click through to check it out!

Review: Darth Maul Returns - SW [TPM 3D] - Battle Packs - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2012 at 06:47 AM EDT |

Here is one heck of a fine exclusive! Excellent character choices, great articulation and only one carry-forward figure (that we wanted to see again anyhow). Check out the awesome Darth Maul Returns Battle Packs set right here 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.

Darth Maul Returns

Visual Guide Update - Princess Leia/Tobbi Dala Comics Pack - TLC

Posted by Chuck | September 12, 2012 at 07:57 PM EDT |

Princess Leia is captured by slavers while searching for Dengar, a bounty hunter with information that can help her save Han Solo. It looks like all is lost for Leia, until her new Mandalorian friend Fenn Shysa launches a daring raid to rescue her and his boyhood friend Tobbi Dala, who is also a prisoner of the slavers. But before the day is done, there will be death and destruction in the city of bones. Click through to check out our latest Comics Pack Visual Guide update featuring Princess Leia and Tobbi Dala, inspired by the classic Star Wars Marvel #69. Also, stop by our Research Droids Review to check out all of the details on this The Legacy Collection Comic Packs set!

Princess Leia and Tobbi Dala Comics Pack - TLC

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 12, 2012 at 07:44 PM EDT |

Autumn Sale! Check out Transformers, Star Wars, Marvel, DC & More on Sale! 4,000+ items on sale with 20% - 90% discounts. Right here at BigBadToyStore.com!

Big Bad Toy Store

Star Wars Action News - Episode 361

Posted by Chuck | September 12, 2012 at 07:41 PM EDT |

With so much anticipation it's hard to believe Star Wars Celebration VI is over, but with all the good times come good memories! On this week's Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie listen to recounts of some of the best times people had at Star Wars Celebration VI, from meeting celebrities to shopping to making friends to just partying, you shared your thoughts on this episode of the podcast.

Then Jerry comes with an unusual Vintage Viewpoint, looking at Celebration VI from the perspective of a vintage collector. From Celebration VI store items that harkened back to days of OT to some of the rare items seen on the show floor, Jerry recaps it all.

More Walmart Clearance Goodness!

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2012 at 03:06 PM EDT |

JTA's own Bombadgungan writes in with an exciting report of more Walmart markdowns! Check out what this floppy-eared snoop discovered!

Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2012 at 02:42 PM EDT |

Click through for our Research Droids Reviews recap and see what recent reviews you may have missed...

Entertainment Earth Announces Their Latest Exclusive Maquette!

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

First their was Boba Fett. Then there was Leia In Boushh Disguise. Now Entertainment Earth announces their exclusive Scout Trooper Ewok Attack Maquette. It's certainly the year of the Ewok isn't it folks? Check out this awesome piece!

Review: Speeder Bike With Scout Trooper - SW [TPM 3D] - TRU Exclusive

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2012 at 09:31 AM EDT |

The Speeder Bike With Scout Trooper Toys R Us exclusive has hit retail and it's making collectors everywhere very happy. We think it's an amazing exclusive, but don't we need other updates before this one? We're just saying.... Check out this amazing product 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.

Speeder Bike With Scout Trooper

Steve Sansweet Blog Update At StarWars.com!

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2012 at 09:28 AM EDT |

Our friend Steve Sansweet has updated his blog at StarWars.com! Be sure to check it out!

Visual Guide Update - Anakin Skywalker/Durge Comics Pack - TLC

Posted by Chuck | September 11, 2012 at 10:05 PM EDT |

Anakin accompanies Obi-Wan to the Karthakk system, where they hope to prevent the assassination of a Corellian merchant. They board the merchant's damaged space yacht—and walk right into a trap set by Durge, a centuries-old bounty hunter. Anakin battles the powerful Durge in a grueling contest of strength and cunning. Check out the latest entry in our The Legacy Collection Visual Guide, and catch up on some RDR goodness by re-visiting this review!

Anakin Skywalker & Durge Comics Pack - TLC

DMR Is In The House!

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2012 at 06:56 PM EDT |

Coming soon to you-know-where!

UPDATE: A sneak peek of this set has been added to our Facebook page if you're interested!

Revisiting The Geonosis Arena Showdown TARGET Exclusives

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2012 at 09:54 AM EDT |

One of the best exclusive lines ever produced by Hasbro was overlooked by many collectors. Even though most collectors were aware of them, they didn't sell nearly as fast as they should have. For the most part, TARGET was clever and unwilling to clearance them out (aside from a few different promotional prices) at their brick and mortar stores. It ended up becoming a wise decision because they eventually sold through in stores at regular price. We feel obligated to express again... years after the fact.... why the Geonosis Arena Showdown series is a must for those who collect characters based on all films. We went the extra mile for you and provided quick hit tips on each set. But the bigger bonus is that we've added all-new photo galleries for each set making the gallery size double and even quadruple in some instances. Please click through to view our commentary and links to the individual reviews on each set. See why you need these stellar two-packs.

     



     

Jedi Temple Archives Remembers And Honors Those From 9/11

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2012 at 09:08 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives remembers and honors those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and will never forget the sacrifices they made with their lives.

Review: Shadow Troopers - TAC - Jedi Con Exclusive

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2012 at 08:43 AM EDT |

Here is the final unofficial Order 66 entry to our marathon. The Shadow Troopers Jedi Con exclusive duo from 2008 is pretty darn cool. It comes in Order 66 packaging, but wasn't part of the series at all. See why you need this set with awesome III 41 sculpt clone and Evolutions Clone Commander sculpts in our Research Droids Reviews right now! But come back tomorrow for a quasi-looking Order 66 type of clone duo! 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 Troopers

Visual Guide Update - Asajj Ventress/Tol Skorr Comic Packs - TLC

Posted by Chuck | September 10, 2012 at 10:12 PM EDT |

It's time to start doing some updates to some of our missing guides. We're going to take a look at some of the holes in our The Legacy Collection Visual Guide Comic Packs section, starting with #1: Asajj Ventress & Tol Skorr. Click below to check this out, and make sure to catch up on our Research Droids Review of this set!

Asajj Ventress & Tol Skorr Comics Pack - TLC

Darth Maul Returns Hitting All Over The Place... But Not In PA.

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2012 at 06:19 PM EDT |

The Darth Maul Returns Battle Packs TARGET exclusive seems to be hitting everywhere but PA! JTA reader Gary H. writes in with an awfully close report.... but not close enough!

We Are Back!

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2012 at 05:56 PM EDT |

Due to reasons beyond our control, we have been down for the last 6 hours. If you sent us any news or emails between 12 PM and 6 PM (EDT), please kindly resend them. From what we understand, those messages are gone forever. Thank your for your understanding. Now back to our regularly scheduled news!

Review: Yoda/Kashyyyk Trooper - TAC - Order 66 - 6 of 6

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2012 at 12:05 AM EDT |

Another cool Order 66 two-pack is the Yoda/Kashyyyk Trooper set. Not screen accurate but super-articulated, the clone in this set is so much fun to army build! We finish up our marathon of the Order 66 TARGET exclusive sets in our Research Droids Reviews today. But come back tomorrow for a quasi-looking Order 66 type of clone duo! 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.

Yoda/Kashyyyk Trooper (Order 66)

See The Vintage Collection Wave 16 Production Figures Loose!!!

Posted by Paul | September 09, 2012 at 12:52 PM EDT |

JTA reader Hercules from Hong Kong sends us the very first loose images to wave 16 of The Vintage Collection! What an awesome wave folks! Even the carry-forward figures are awesome. Click through to check them all out! Special thanks to Hercules for getting these images over to us!

Review: Anakin Skywalker/Airborne Trooper - TAC - Order 66 - 5 of 6

Posted by Paul | September 09, 2012 at 01:31 AM EDT |

The 501st Legion may just be the most popular clone trooper of all time. Hasbro knows this and developed the Anakin Skywalker/Airborne Trooper Order 66 two-pack TARGET exclusive for collectors. It's actuall pretty cool. 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.

Anakin Skywalker/Airborne Trooper (Order 66)

Entertainment Earth Is Now Offering FREE Shipping On Wave 16!

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2012 at 05:02 PM EDT |

For those of you who are still needing/waiting to pre-order wave 16 of The Vintage Collection, Entertainment Earth is sweetening the deal by now offering FREE shipping on this case assortment. We just wanted to let you know of this great option, especially since their shipping costs are seemingly exhorbitant when compared to other vendors. And we all know that we have to add that into our cost per figure ratio. Use PROMO CODE 1203121.

Toys R Us Is Stepping It Up It Appears!

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2012 at 09:21 AM EDT |

JTA reader Danny S. from Southern New Jersey (which just so happens to be a hop, skip and a jump away from me) writes in to let us know that the Deptford Toys R Us just gotten stocked to the gills with products that would interest "most" Star Wars collectors. It looks like Toys R Us in general is becoming a hot spot of sorts! Click through for his eager report! (Thanks for the feedback too, Danny!)

James Burns Becomes Honorary 501st Member!

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2012 at 09:01 AM EDT |

Thanks to a report from our friends at Yakface.com, we were notified that close pal James Burns from JediNews.co.uk and the CurtoBurns Podcast has been inducted as an honorary member of the 501st! Congratulations friend! We are so very happy for you!

More Wave 16 Sightings In Hong Kong!

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2012 at 08:46 AM EDT |

We are receiving more reports of wave 16 showing up at retail in Hong Kong. Special thanks to JTA foreign correspondent Manny M. for this report. Click through for more!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 08, 2012 at 07:29 AM EDT |

Brian's Toys has released an unboxing video of Jocasta Nu over on their YouTube page which you can see here.

For this week's newsletter, Brian's Toys has landed another great pile of stuff! The Grand Moff Tarkin premium format figure and 12" Commander Fox have arrived from Sideshow Collectibles.  On top of that is a big selection of Tri-Logo AFA figures including a Luke and Leia Hoth. 

The newsletter also boasts price reductions to several Gentle Giant Mini Busts from Admiral Motti to Indiana Jones.  Speaking of Indiana Jones, pick up some office accessories like the Holy Grail paperclip holder and the Ark of the Covenant business card holder.

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

Brian's Toys

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi/AT-RT Driver - TAC - Order 66 - 4 of 6

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

The 212th Attack Battalion may be one of the most popular of all clone troops. Hasbro thought so at least and developed the off-screen Obi-Wan Kenobi/AT-RT Driver Order 66 two-pack for collectors. Not one of the finest in the Order 66 exclusive lineup, it still is worthy of purchase thanks to the included super-articulated AT-RT Driver. Check it out in detail 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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi/AT-RT Driver (Order 66)

More Quick Pics Of The Speeder Bike With Scout Trooper TRU Exclusive

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2012 at 11:52 PM EDT |

JTA moderator Paul B. sends us some more quick pics (via cell phone) of the Speeder Bike With Scout Trooper TRU exclusive. This is just to tide you over until we can find ours and add it to the RDRs! Stay tuned! Enjoy!

Darth Maul Return DVD And Battle Packs Set For September 11th?

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2012 at 02:48 PM EDT |

Hmm, a mystery revealed, have we? JTA reader Mike_5555 tipped us off to a listing at TARGET.com. You'll see the listing for a Darth Maul Returns exclusive DVD. Interesting that it's named the same title as the TARGET exclusive Battle Packs set, no? To be released on September 11, 2012, it's quite possible (and a good bet) that they are companion pieces to each other! Click through to see the details of this item!!

UPDATE: Oops! Sorry, we inadvertently stole the thunder from our friends at BanthaSkull.com. They actually reported this a day before us. Sorry guys!

New Speeder Bike Loose And Comparison Shots!

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2012 at 01:09 PM EDT |

JTA moderator Paul B. who was one of the collectors who sent us our report that the Speeder Bike With Scout Trooper was hitting Toys R Us has now sent us some loose pictures for your eyes to enjoy. There are even some comparison shots to check out!

Found! The Final Wave Of The Vintage Collection Hits Hong Kong!

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2012 at 11:20 AM EDT |

Found! Asian Star Wars collectors are certainly the lucky ones right now! JTA reader TiNGz So writes in with a heartwarming report that final wave 16 of The Vintage Collection has hit his home area of Hong Kong! Check it out!

Review: [Best Ever] Darth Vader/Commander Bow - TAC - Order 66 - 3 of 6

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2012 at 12:10 AM EDT |

Best.... Darth Vader.... Ever! Well, we should clarify by saying it's the best Episode V/Episode VI super-articulated Darth Vader without a removable helmet. It can be found in the TARGET exclusive Darth Vader/Commander Bow Order 66 set!! And the only magic Hasbro used was some glue to make this figure awesome! As we continue strong in our Order 66 marathon, see why this set in particular is an absolute must-have for Original Trilogy collectors, and why it's easily the best of all the Order 66 TARGET exclusives produced! It's all 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.

Darth Vader/Commander Bow (Order 66)

Sideshow Collectibles Legendary Scale Captain Rex Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | September 06, 2012 at 08:21 PM EDT |

The Legendary Scale Captain Rex bust is now available for pre-order. Click through to check out the amazing detail!

Found! Speeder Bike With Scout Trooper Hits Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | September 06, 2012 at 05:27 PM EDT |

Found! The TRU exclusive Speeder Bike With Scout Trooper has arrived at Toys R Us in Ohio, as well as a few other areas from the store reports we're receiving. Special thanks to JTA moderator Paul B. for the pictures! Click through for a better picture.

CVI: Star Wars Action News Celebration VI Coverage, Part 5

Posted by Chuck | September 06, 2012 at 09:23 AM EDT |

On Sunday night Star Wars Celebration was winding down, but the Collectors' Social Area still had hundreds of people pouring through trying to complete their Star Tots collection! Marjorie, Arnie, Berent, Jay, and Steve were all there handing out Star Tots but as the line grew longer the Star Wars Action News team took a break to reflect on the end of Star Wars Celebration VI. In this final episode of Celebration coverage, Marjorie, Arnie, Berent, Steve, and Scott from Tulsa reflect on the high points of C6, discuss Celebration Europe 2 in Germany, the release of both Episodes II and III in 3-D in 2013, and the SWAG they got and missed.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 06, 2012 at 09:20 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: Mace Windu/Galactic Marine - TAC - Order 66 - 2 of 6

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

We continue our Order 66 marathon witht the Mace Windu/Galactic Marine duo in the colors of the 187th Legion. This fun duo is an original Hasbro concept and we discovered that everything related to Mace Windu is the color purple in one way or another. Check it out in our Research Droids Reviews today. The 2007 edition was good for the clones, but will you agree? 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.

Mace Windu/Galactic Marine (Order 66)

Your Voice Is Needed To Help Make The Hasbro Line Better!

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2012 at 08:42 AM EDT |

We want you (again)! Actually, we want your feedback on something important. Click through to see how you can help better improve the Hasbro Star Wars toy line....

Review: Emperor Palpatine/Commander Thire - Order 66 - 1 of 6

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2012 at 12:14 AM EDT |

We start an Order 66 marathon today and up first is Emperor Palpatine/Commander Thire. This great duo based on the Star Wars: Battlefront video game is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. The 2007 edition was good for the clones, but will you agree? 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.

Emperor Palpatine/Commander Thire (Order 66)

Kmart Exclusive Two-Packs Hit eBay!

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2012 at 02:12 PM EDT |

The Ewok Scouts and Endor AT-ST Crew Kmart exclusive two-packs have hit eBay! Check them out! Special thanks to JTA reader Brett B. for the head's up!

CVI: Star Wars Action News Celebration VI Coverage, Part 4

Posted by Chuck | September 04, 2012 at 06:52 AM EDT |

On Sunday Star Wars Celebration VI started to wind down, but Marjorie and Arnie were still going strong. Marjorie had her new tattoo, Arnie had a number of purchases, and they were recording all about it at The Force United booth! But this podcast ended up being Podcrashed by Chris Gore. Chris was covering Celebration for StarWars.com and he sits down with Star Wars Action News to discuss his fandom of Star Wars, what he's enjoyed at Celebration, and the crazy things that happened at the 501st party at the Grotto!

Review: Luke Skywalker - TLC - Saga Legends (SL 22)

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2012 at 12:05 AM EDT |

A 1200th review deserves a main character, doesn't it?! Check out the repacked Luke Skywalker figure originally from Walmart's Droid Factory collection and reintroduced in The Legacy Collection's Saga Legends line! It's all ready to read in our Research Droids Reviews database 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.

Luke Skywalker

Darth Maul Returns To Hit TARGET Soon!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2012 at 10:45 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have a report about the Darth Maul Returns TARGET exclusive Battle Packs set that you're going to want to know about! Click through for their report!

Review: Plo Koon - TLC - Saga Legends (SL 9)

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2012 at 12:14 AM EDT |

The Walmart exclusive Droid Factory sets brought us brushed-up versions of previously released popular action figures. Plo Koon was one of these said figures and was rereleased in The Legacy Collection's Saga Legends line. Check him out in detail 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.

Plo Koon

Found! Wave 15 Hits Kmart!

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2012 at 01:30 PM EDT |

Found! You saw our reports of wave 15 hitting Toys R Us and Walmart, now retail underdog Kmart is getting this great wave. Keep your eyes open. You're going to want to army-build that Sandtrooper! Trust us!

Nightsister From Darth Maul Returns Battle Packs Set Hits eBay!

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

Wo! eBay seller HobbyStock has the Nightsister in stock! They also have the Rebel Ground Crew available if you're interested in army-building him!

    

CVI: Star Wars Action News Celebration VI Coverage, Part 3

Posted by Chuck | September 02, 2012 at 09:08 AM EDT |

Celebration VI was underway, George Lucas was taking a Detour on stage, but Marjorie, Arnie, and a number of Star Wars Action News listeners were still having fun in the Star Wars Collectors' Social Area Saturday at noon! Listen to the second live podcast from the show where the Star Wars Action News hosts discuss being frozen in Carbonite, the bounty of items found at the Social Area Swap Meet and Social Friday night, Marjorie's impending new tattoo, and more! Plus we have an interview with the voice of Star Wars fiction, Marc Thompson who performed the audiobook editions of the Thrawn Trilogy of novels, the Legacy of the Force and Fate of the Jedi series, and many more!

Review: BARC Trooper - TLC - Saga Legends (SL 18)

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2012 at 12:11 AM EDT |

The BARC Trooper is a personal favorite action figure of ours. It's a character from the Star Wars: Purge comics that made its debut in the Order 66 (Series 2) TARGET exclusive. While it has a simple design, it nonetheless just looks fantastic. See this figure in detail in the Research Droids Reviews database 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.

BARC Trooper

The Vintage Collection: A 2012 Recap Guide And More!

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2012 at 09:46 PM EDT |

It's been a very crazy year for collectors who loved The Vintage Collection, hasn't it? Not knowing when stuff would actually hit retail (most of it still hasn't yet) has been frustrating, annoying and downright upsetting. Even though Hasbro promises good change is forthcoming, with all of the chaos this year, we thought a brief guide of what has been released in the basic figure line this year will help to recap where we are and where we're headed. Also, hopefully this can catch you up on some of our Research Droids Reviews for any figures you may have missed in the midst of the debacle. Click through for more....


 
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