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January 2013

Black Series San Diego Comic Con Exclusive?!

Posted by Paul | January 31, 2013 at 02:10 PM EDT |

Our friends at JediDefender.com are reporting from a trusty source that Hasbro has big plans for the Black Series line at San Diego Comin Con this year! Click through for their full report! Let the speculation begin on what character it will be!

Review: Republic Commando - PGM Exclusive Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | January 31, 2013 at 06:06 AM EDT |

Here is another PGM exclusive Mini Bust, the all-white Republic Commando. (If you've been following us on Facebook, you have already seen an exclusive "family" shot with all five Republic Commando Mini Busts. Click HERE if you missed it on our Facebook page.) It has a cool light-up visor feature and the pose is dynamic. But will you be able to secure one? (Doubtful.) 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.

Republic Commando (Mini Bust)

Star Wars: Is It LOST Or Found Now?

Posted by Paul | January 30, 2013 at 08:22 PM EDT |

Wow! It’s been an intense couple of days. New Hasbro announcements have already seemingly overshadowed the truly big announcement that we officially have a new director for Episode VII. So much has been going on in the various rumor mills that it’s been hard to find time to present an overview of personal thoughts regarding the announcement of J.J. Abrams as the director of our next beloved Star Wars film. Click through for more.

30 (77-07) Redux - Wave 9 - With Intro By Dan Curto

Posted by Chuck | January 30, 2013 at 07:04 PM EDT |

We have always felt that the 30 (77-07) is one of the greatest collections of figures Hasbro has done to date. While not all of them were made in the expected super-articulated fashion that’s become standard today, many of the figures brought into the line are nonetheless done so well from the start that they will likely never see an update again. We will be releasing updates to this very cherished line wave by wave. We have updated our Visual Guides and we’ve processed all-new expanded galleries and a new “stats box” that mimics the card backs of the figures in the line in our Research Droids Reviews. We could tell you how we feel about this final wave of 2007, but we thought it best explained by Dan Curto, who played a key role in the selection process for this wave....

When The Force Unleashed video game release was delayed in 2007, Hasbro decided to pull out a wave of 7 action figures that were based on characters that appeared in the game. This opened up the door for a new "repaint wave" to be added to the line. I was invited to participate in a weekend brainstorming session held over Easter weekend, and I worked directly with Hasbro to select the 7 replacement figures...

Click through to read his full report (featuring a little history on this wave), including some of the figures that didn't make the cut!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | January 30, 2013 at 06:03 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update about a bunch of cool new preorders and the latest arrivals from our sponsor Big Bad Toy Store!

Big Bad Toy Store

Curto Burns Collectors Cast - Episode 8

Posted by Paul | January 30, 2013 at 06:02 PM EDT |

Join Dan and James as it's time to talk Toy Fair, and first up is their annual report and round-up from the UK Toy Fair that took place in London last week. They start the show by wishing Jason and Jimmy well as part of their new show called Rebel Force Radio and then delve straight into analyzing and discussing all the news from the UK Toy Fair. Click through for more!!

Hasbro Officially Informs Star Wars Fan Sites Of The Black Series

Posted by Paul | January 30, 2013 at 02:06 PM EDT |

A day late and a dollar short, HunterPR and Hasbro finally send Star Wars fan sites, the people who dedicate our free time to bring you news of this type, the official memo on the Black Series Star Wars line. Click through for the details.

UPDATE: Pictures added!!!

Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | January 30, 2013 at 01:26 PM EDT |

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

Walmart Computers Say "Keep It Stocked!" We Agree With Them!

Posted by Paul | January 30, 2013 at 12:28 PM EDT |

We found this interesting and believe you will too. Walmart computers have The Vintage Collection marked as "Keep It Stocked" despite TARGET's recent clearances. We like the sound of that a lot and hope it also means that TVC will be on shelves for a lot longer than just the "Stop Gap" assortments. In fact, a full case is on order at this particular store and still at a $9.96 MSRP. While it's logical to believe that this applies to the "greatest hits" assortments coming out "next" month, these are old UPCs. Your thoughts please after the jump!

Review: Battle Droid [TPM] - Movie Heroes - MH04

Posted by Paul | January 30, 2013 at 08:17 AM EDT |

Are you tired of Battle Droid figures yet? We are. Here is a figure you can take some frustration out on because even today we find it unforgivable that Hasbro released this singly and for $10. See the tan version of the Movie Heroes first release Battle Droid 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

BREAKING NEWS: New Hasbro Lines Announced!

Posted by Paul | January 29, 2013 at 12:21 PM EDT |

USA Today announces the two new Star Wars lines from Hasbro! What are you waiting for? Click through to read all about it! While you're here, don't forget to like us on Facebook either! :)

Review: S.T.A.P. And Battle Droid - Militaries Of Star Wars

Posted by Paul | January 29, 2013 at 08:39 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles may have released one of their finest collectibles to date with the S.T.A.P. And Battle Droid 1:6 Scale Figure set. See why we love it in our Research Droids Reviews today. And don't forget our earlier look at this gorgeous figure in our Visual Guide update last month. 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.

S.T.A.P And Battle Droid  (1:6 Scale Figure)

2013 Product Getting Put Out Prior To Street Date

Posted by Paul | January 29, 2013 at 05:48 AM EDT |

You may care. You may not care. JTA reader Ben H. writes in with photographic evidence that the 2013 line has not only hit brick and mortar but is also being put out on the shelf early despite the February 10th street date. (Did you really expect anything less from Toys R Us?) Click through for the proof!

Cartoon Network Announces New Schedule - TCW Noticeably Absent

Posted by Paul | January 28, 2013 at 06:17 PM EDT |

Cartoon Network has announced three (3) new Star Wars specials from LEGO, The Yoda Chronicles, and they will premiere quarterly. One notable absence from Cartoon Network's 2013-2014 schedule is The Clone Wars. This seems to confirm the rumors that The Clone Wars will be moving to one of Disney's channels. Click through for the full report from Turner Broadcasting.

Star Wars Episode II and Episode III 3D Releases Postponed!

Posted by Chuck | January 28, 2013 at 04:58 PM EDT |

The 3D releases of Episode's II & III are officially postponed! Check out the short, sweet and to-the-point update at StarWars.com! Good or bad news? Let us know your thoughts in our comments!

Review: OOM-9 Battle Droid Commander - Militaries Of Star Wars

Posted by Paul | January 28, 2013 at 05:41 AM EDT |

It warms the soul when Sideshow Collectibles tweaks their sculpts to make them better than they were originally. That applies to OOM-9 Battle Droid Commander, an excellent update to the B1 Battle Droid body type in the Militaries Of Star Wars line. And don't forget our earlier look at this gorgeous figure in our Visual Guide update last month. See it 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.

OOM-9 Battle Droid Commander (1:6 Scale Figure)

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | January 27, 2013 at 10:02 PM EDT |

STAR WARS @dorksidetoys.com: With announcements for new Star Wars figures, and actually getting any in hand is some time away, now is the time to analyse that collection and fill any missing gaps, stock up on carded figures or army builders you need. Gentle Giant's Jumbo Kenner play-set should be rolling in to stock any day, and we have plenty of older, cool figures such as KTOR Jarael and more. Click through for more!

Make Your SCUBA Ahsoka Super-Articulated!

Posted by Paul | January 27, 2013 at 07:44 PM EDT |

Anyone who has a heart knows what a travesty the SCUBAHSOKA figure turned out to be for collectors. (We don't care if it was a kids' toy – we wanted a decently articulated version of this awesome character.) JTA moderator Sjefke couldn't take it anymore and customized his own. Click through to see how he did it! The final result is brilliant! Hasbro, if you're watching, please take some notes!

Alejandro Presents The Rescue Of Palpatine From The Invisible Hand

Posted by Paul | January 27, 2013 at 07:13 PM EDT |

Alejandro is back with what I personally feel is one of his best dioramas to date! (But why did you use that terrible Obi-Wan Kenobi figure from 2005, Alejandro?!) All jibes aside, check out this brillaint display of diorama perfection of the rescue of Chancellor Palpatine on the Invisble Hand!

Review: Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot - Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure

Posted by Paul | January 27, 2013 at 07:06 AM EDT |

The Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures are coming fast and furious. The Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot figure has just been released and bring us back to our grammer school days. See how faithful Gentle Giant Ltd. was developing this piece 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.

Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot (Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure)

It's Official: J.J. Abrams to Direct Episode VII!

Posted by Chuck | January 26, 2013 at 08:51 AM EDT |

We knew this already, but Lucasfilm has officially announced the recently "rumored" J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode VII. Read more for the full press release...

J.J. Abrams

Jakks Pacific To Produce Extra Large Jumbo Darth Vader Figure

Posted by Paul | January 26, 2013 at 07:29 AM EDT |

Remember those extra large Barbie dolls by Jakks Pacific? Well, this company has now picked up the Star Wars license to produce an extra large Darth Vader figure. We've secured an image of a foam mock-up from our spies, but it should give you some idea of what is coming soon from them. Click through to see the image.

Review: General Veers - Mini Bust - PGM Exclusive

Posted by Paul | January 26, 2013 at 12:11 AM EDT |

The General Veers Mini Bust is excellent. Find out why you need it 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 Veers (Mini Bust)

The "Lost" Final Wave Of 2012 Movie Heroes - A Quick Recap For You

Posted by Paul | January 25, 2013 at 09:55 PM EDT |

Just in case you missed any of them, click any thumbnail image below to see the last figures from the final wave of the Movie Heroes line that "probably" won't be coming to USA customers. These "international exclusives" (that is our assumption) may not all see release in the USA right away (if at all – we hope we're wrong – and definitely unlikely in the 2012 SW [TPM 3D] line look with the Galactic Battle Game cards). And figures like the tan Battle Droid and Boba Fett are NOT in the plans for the 2013 line look either right now. If you do collect this line, we did all the hard work to bring them to you in one place - both in our popular Visual Guide and Research Droid Reviews formats. We'd also like to mention that without our good friends Mats J. from Sweden and Julien M. from France we would still be empty-handed. We would like to publicly thank them again for their respective assistance.

      

There Is A Street Date After All!

Posted by Paul | January 25, 2013 at 09:28 PM EDT |

Dan at StarWarsCollector.com has proof that there is indeed a street date for the 2013 Yoda packaged product. He is also beginning to show sneak peeks of the Class II vehicles if you're interested in seeing them before they hit our own RDRs. It looks like February 11, 2013 is the official day. Click through to see the proof.

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | January 25, 2013 at 07:48 PM EDT |

The Sideshow Sixth Scale Bossk and Gentle Giant Emperor ROTJ (Exclusive) mini bust are due to arrive next week at Brian's Toys! Lock in your pre-orders now so they ship right away.  New from Hasbro are 12" Anakin and Clone Trooper action figures and are available for pre-order.

In case you missed the announcement earlier this week, the Jocasta Nu is also in stock.  Looking for mint and uncirculated? Pick up a sealed case of 12 Jocasta Nu's or one of the AFA-Graded ones offered by Brian's Toys.

For more from this week's newsletter, visit Brian's Toys.

Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update - Battle Droid (MH22) - Movie Heroes

Posted by Chuck | January 25, 2013 at 05:22 PM EDT |

Battle Droid... our last figure from the final wave of the 2012 Movie Heroes line makes its way into our Visual Guides today, following up our Research Droids Review from this morning. Click below to check it out!

Battle Droid (MH22) - Star Wars [TPM 3D]

New Novel Announced - Maul: Lockdown

Posted by Chuck | January 25, 2013 at 04:28 PM EDT |

Sci-Fi news site io9 has the details on the latest novel announcement: Maul: Lockdown! Due at the end of 2013, click through to check it out! Make sure to like Star Wars Books on Facebook to keep up with all the latest book releases.

Sponsor Announcement: Collector DASH Action Figure News

Posted by Chuck | January 25, 2013 at 01:37 PM EDT |

Hey again friends, fellow collectors, and the occasional Frankenstein monster. I’m always thinking about ways to convince you Collector-ActionFigures.com is worth the 30 seconds it takes to join. I’ve created contests and other promotions to get your attention in the past, but I really believe that if you’re an action figure collector at heart, you won’t need to be lured into liking DASH. That’s why I put together this video to succinctly and creatively explain why you should join DASH in the first place... CLICK THROUGH TO SEE THE VIDEO!

Collector DASH Action Figures

TVC Wave 16 Individually Available At Entertainment Earth!

Posted by Paul | January 25, 2013 at 01:07 PM EDT |

The Emperor's Royal Guard AND Republic Trooper JUST sold out, but Entertainment Earth has wave 16 in stock individually for $9.21 each! Darn it!

Hasbro's Stock Falls - Portion Of Workforce Will Be Laid Off

Posted by Paul | January 25, 2013 at 12:15 PM EDT |

Hasbro's shares fell 4% with their preliminary 4th quarter forecast with a full report forthcoming February 7th. The really sad news? 10% of their workforce will be laid off. Weigh in on your thoughts in our comments here after checking out the article at Bloomberg.com.

Review: [The Fun And Awesome] Battle Droid - SW [TPM 3D] - MH22

Posted by Paul | January 25, 2013 at 05:18 AM EDT |

Here is a figure that you may likely never see, unless Hasbro has a few tricks up their sleeves. The all-new Movie Heroes Battle Droid is a surprisingly excellent action figure and that is what's so tragic. It really is one of the most fun and unique Episode I Battle Droids made to date. We love this figure!!! See it full detail in our Research Droids Reviews today. Special thanks to Julien from ToyzMag.com for his assistance in helping us secure this EXTREMELY rare figure! 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

Awesome Toys R Us Store Reports Keep Coming In!

Posted by Paul | January 24, 2013 at 06:15 PM EDT |

It seems that store reports like this will never get old. After the roughest year yet (2012), it's comforting to still see figures make their way to pegs that seemed impossible to acquire during their original release. Click through to see this happy picture sent courtesy of JTA reader Zach P.

Two Smartphone Applications To Save You Money On Toys!

Posted by Paul | January 24, 2013 at 05:59 PM EDT |

JTA reader Brian B. has suggested two smart phone applications to help you get some amazing deals on Star Wars action figures. Click through for his complete report.

It's Official! JJ Abrams Set To Direct Star Wars Sequel Trilogy!

Posted by Paul | January 24, 2013 at 05:32 PM EDT |

Well, Episode 7 at least!!! It's confirmed! JJ Abrams has been secured to direct the film. MTV.com has the information!

Review: Captain Rex - Premium Format Figure

Posted by Paul | January 24, 2013 at 09:53 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles released the Captain Rex Premium Format Figure. While it's a great piece, we'd bet our collection that you'll be more impressed with the base he stands on more than the actual figure of Captain Rex! Prove us wrong 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.

Captain Rex (Premium Format Figure)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | January 23, 2013 at 10:50 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update about a bunch of cool new preorders and the latest arrivals from Big Bad Toy Store!

Big Bad Toy Store

2013 Movie Heroes Hit eBay! Check Out All The Carded Images!!!

Posted by Paul | January 23, 2013 at 09:38 PM EDT |

Well, it's official! 2013 Movie Heroes have hit eBay! Click through to check out the carded images which look rather fantastic after we just saw the horrific "Darth Vader" packaging. Check them all out from eBay store Toy Arena! Special thanks to JTA reader Ryan G. for the head's up!

30 (77-07) Redux - Wave 8

Posted by Paul | January 23, 2013 at 12:50 PM EDT |

We have always felt that the 30 (77-07) is one of the greatest collections of figures Hasbro has done to date. While not all of them were made in the expected super-articulated fashion that’s become standard today, many of the figures brought into the line are nonetheless done so well from the start that they will likely never see an update again. We will be releasing updates to this very cherished line wave by wave. We have updated our Visual Guides and we’ve processed all-new expanded galleries and a new “stats box” that mimics the card backs of the figures in the line in our Research Droids Reviews. Click through as we spotlight Wave 8 – one of the most common, but still very relevant waves in the line and a solid cast of characters based on Attack Of The Clones (and some surrounding events). Standouts include the Tartakovsky realistically inspired Voolvif Monn, a fantastically interchangeable Padmé Amidala, one of our most favorite Jango Fett interpretations (to date) and of course the brilliant Concept Rebel Trooper. See these and more with all-new RDR photo galleries and updated VGs!

30 (77-07)

Sideshow Collectibles has just released their greatest 1:6 Scale Figure to date: Bossk (Bounty Hunter). We won't wast time raving about him here, so be sure to click through and read our Research Droids Reviews today where we go into deep detail about this stunning piece. 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 (Bounty Hunter) (1:6 Scale Figure)

Jedi Temple Archives Exclusive: Some More 2013 Sneak Peeks Revealed....

Posted by Paul | January 22, 2013 at 11:50 PM EDT |

UK Toy Fair? That's not the only place to find exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming products! We are proud to show you some 2013 mock-up packaging of stuff coming to a toy aisle near you later in the year. It would be nice to see more, but all will be revealed shortly. Click through to see these exclusive sneak peeks only at Jedi Temple Archives! We don't have pictures, but our spies are reporting that we might expect to see a new line called MICRO MUGGS. Yes, not MIGHTY, Not MINI, but MICRO, small enough to fit on a counter near a register! Stay tuned!!!

    

Star Wars Action News - Episode 378: I'm a Shadow Boxer, Baby

Posted by Chuck | January 22, 2013 at 10:05 PM EDT |

For many collectors the question is not "do I buy it" but "how do I display it after it's bought". Those who follow Star Wars Action News on Facebook and Twitter have seen Jerry share some of his unique, inventive ways of displaying vintage Kenner dioramas, and now Jerry shares his methods with you on the podcast! If you want to hear a new method to display your Star Wars toys, this is a show not to miss!

The Line Look Is Going From.... (Well, Just Watch Spaceballs....)

Posted by Paul | January 22, 2013 at 09:22 PM EDT |

First brilliantly observed and pointed out by our friends at Yakface.com now our friends at JediNews.co.uk have confirmed that this is the next line look for the Hasbro Star Wars line. Yuck! This is the worst packaging yet! What in the world is going on anymore?!

UK Toy Fair Is Underway!

Posted by Paul | January 22, 2013 at 08:17 AM EDT |

Our friends at JediNews.co.uk have a presence every year at the UK Toy Fair and always provide a sneak peek look at some upcoming Hasbro products. Right now they are reporting of an Anakin to Darth Vader action figure. Click through for more information.

UPDATE: Our friends at Yakface.com have an official PRESS IMAGE for you to see. This is only a rendering, but it's still cool to check out!

Review: Lando Calrissian In Skiff Guard Disguise - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | January 22, 2013 at 05:54 AM EDT |

Some of Gentle Giant's best work was released between 2004 and 2007. Here is Lando Calrissian In Skiff Guard Disguise from that time period. See this excellent piece 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.

Lando Calrissian In Skiff Guard Disguise (Mini Bust)

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | January 21, 2013 at 10:25 PM EDT |

STAR WARS @dorksidetoys.com. As we await Toyfair telling us Hasbro's next plans for the Star Wars line,  we have stocked up on all ranges from Vintage, to older comic packs, and Clone Wars. See what you might have missed from your collection today. Click through for more details.

2013 Class II Sets Still Hitting Consistently + Other Things

Posted by Paul | January 21, 2013 at 09:42 PM EDT |

JTA reader Frank C. gives us a new store report update to help let our readers know what's being found out there in this product glut. Click through for his report!

Review: Dengar - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | January 21, 2013 at 05:44 AM EDT |

Why does Dengar always look so cranky? That's the expression on his face at least. But we suppose any bounty hunter playing second fiddle to Boba Fett will never be completely happy. See him in Mini Bust format in our Research Droids Reviews today with special guest commentary by Arnold Corso. 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.

Dengar (Mini Bust)

2013 The Clone Wars Wave 1 Hits The Philippines

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2013 at 05:34 PM EDT |

Our Filipino followers have written into to let us know that the 2013 The Clone Wars wave 1 figures have begun to arrive in the Philippines. This typically means that their arrival in the USA is imminent. We sadly don't have any visual proof for you, but our friends have never given us reason to doubt. Click through for a brief report on what is arriving and why it's more of a glum report than anything else. If we are able to get a photo, we will add it ASAP.

Star Wars [AOTC/ROTS 3D]

Latest Walmart Deletion List Intercepted

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2013 at 05:26 PM EDT |

Our Walmart spy has been tracking some information that you might find interesting (or perhaps relieving). The latest Deletion List for Walmart has been intercepted. Your local store MAY or MAY NOT begin marking down the following items – it just depends upon the dollars they have to start the clearance process. Check it out. Not too much noteworthy or unexpected, but still interesting.

Sponsor Announcement: Lynx Collection Return of the Jedi Script Art

Posted by Chuck | January 20, 2013 at 11:40 AM EDT |

The Lynx Collection has released their latest set of art: The entire script of Return of the Jedi, in impressive artistic form!

Four 18x24 poster prints with the characters comprised entirely of the Star Wars Return of the Jedi Script. Yep, you read that right! The ENTIRE script is typed out in 8 point font on these four beautiful posters. Each and every letter was carefully crafted with the correct colors to create the character silhouette.

Return of the Jedi Script

Review: Rebel Fleet Trooper - Mini Bust (PGM Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2013 at 12:12 AM EDT |

It's unfortunately a PGM exclusive, but it's one of the nicest Mini Busts produced by Gentle Giant Ltd. in a long time. He has a spray on tan, but look at that gritty expression of determination on his face! Check out the awesome Rebel Fleet Trooper Mini Bust, limited to only 700 pieces, 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.

Rebel Fleet Trooper (Mini Bust)

A Story To Top The $1.00 Gamorrean Guard!!!

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2013 at 09:59 PM EDT |

Less than a week ago, I bragged about how I purchased a Gamorrean Guard for $1.00. JTA reader Brandon Y. felt he would outdo me and he has. See what he got for $1.00!

Awesome Carded Collection For Sale By One Of Our Readers!

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2013 at 09:52 PM EDT |

JTA reader Carlos Soto is getting rid of some awesome carded figures. Check out his auction and see if this LOT of figure is for you!

International Intrigue Or Are We Heading Towards A Grim Future?

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2013 at 09:44 PM EDT |

JTA reader Mats J. from Sweden gives us a very interesting report from Toys R Us (in Sweden). You may be asking why we are posting this info when JTA is an American-based fan site. Well, the following report kind of reveals something internationally about the overall attitude towards the modern Star Wars line. It seems that locations in the world that are fortunate enough to get rare items like the Naboo Starfighter even have lost the fire towards the Star Wars brand. The missteps of 2012 may have brung us to a point of no return. Perhaps it's too soon to panic. But as a typically "half glass full" person, I have never felt more fear for the line's future than I do today. Click through for more information....

(SWEDEN)

TVC Wave 13 Remix/Revision Case Assortment Hitting Hard

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2013 at 09:25 PM EDT |

Happy JTA reader Miguel from Miami FL writes in with an awesome update That Gamorrean Guard remix case is really hitting hard! Click through to see his exciting report!

A Great Way To Grow Your Classic Kenner Vintage Collection

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2013 at 09:18 PM EDT |

There is a great philanthropic site where you can get classic vintage Star Wars figure while helping the needy. JTA reader Ian G. writes in with some greta information on a website you may just not know about.... until now.

Review: Lobot - OTC - OTC #20

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2013 at 12:07 AM EDT |

Hasbro has an all-new super-articulated Lobot figure waiting in the wings to be released, so you'll have to resort to the OTC Lobot until that wonderful day comes. Don't worry, it's still a great figure with even better accessories. See Lobot and his extras 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.

Lobot

You Will Wish That You At Least Lived On Or Near The Border!

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2013 at 10:10 PM EDT |

JTA reader Dan is going to make you wish you lived in Canada. Click through for more!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | January 18, 2013 at 08:02 PM EDT |

This week's Brian's Toys newsletter features brand new mini busts from new additions such as the Imperial Gunner and Rebel Fleet Trooper to the pre-order of the Darth Malgus bust.  Also, several busts have been restocked as well.

Besides Gentle Giant, there have been fresh restocks of Kotobukiya and Medicom Toy RAH figures.  Also new for pre-orders are the Kotobukiya Jaina Solo ArtFX and Gentle Giant 12" Vintage Bossk.

To browse this week's newsletter, visit Brian's Toys.

Brian's Toys

You Saw Our Reviews, Now They Are Beginning To Hit eBay!

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2013 at 07:59 PM EDT |

You saw our reviews for the final wave of Movie Heroes in 2012 "Darth Maul" packaging (Battle Droid review coming soon). Now a few have hit eBay. Click through to see the madness!

The Cloud Car Pilot action figure from The Original Trilogy Collection is an action figure you should definitely own even today. While far from super-articulated, he still has 12 points of articulation and can serve as a brilliant co-pilor/gunner to 2010's TVC (Twin Pod) Cloud Car Pilot (VC11) figure. He's technically inaccurrate to the concept drawings by Nilo Rodis Jamero BUT Hasbro mimicked the 1982 Kenner figure to inspire its paint job. You always wanted Kenner colors on modern figures, so here you go! See why we love this figure and why you should too 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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2012 TVC Special Action Figure Sets Also On Clearance....

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2013 at 05:39 PM EDT |

It's a terrible shame that there are still sets left to go on clearance. SHAME ON YOU to any of you who didn't buy one of each at full price. (This is ALSO part of the equation why Star Wars is failing. We're so quick to blame Hasbro and the hobby is filled with tight-wads. Sorry, didn't mean to go down that dark path.) But the Special Action Figures Sets have also hit clearance. JTA reader Gary H. sends in some hard to believe news. Hasbro is rereleasing some "fans' choice" figures. (I hope those who waited miss out on this clearance. Man, I am in rare form tonight....) Anyway, JTA reader Zachary P. has the story for us....

Some TARGETs Blowing Out TVC Figures That Collectors Need!

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2013 at 05:25 PM EDT |

JTA reader Gary H. sends in some hard to believe news. Hasbro is rereleasing some "fans' choice" figures in February and TARGET is discounting the ones Hasbro isn't necessarily sending but that collectors desperately need! This must be an episode of The Twilight Zone....

Review: Princess Leia - OTC - Basic (OTC #18)

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2013 at 07:58 AM EDT |

The Original Trilogy Collection gave us long-awaited updates to some of the oldest Star Wars action figures ever made. The simply named Princess Leia should have had the subtitle (Bespin Gown), but at least she came on a really cool card back. See her analysis 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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Visual Guide Update - Boba Fett (MH24) - Movie Heroes

Posted by Chuck | January 16, 2013 at 09:11 PM EDT |

Next up for our Movie Heroes Visual Guide updates: Boba Fett. This 'repacked' figure gets a new addition, and you can check it out by clicking on our Visual Guide below—and read whether or not this one is worth picking up in our Research Droids Review!

Boba Fett (MH24) - Star Wars [TPM 3D]

Sponsor Announcement: Lynx Collection Prints

Posted by Chuck | January 16, 2013 at 07:53 PM EDT |

The Lynx Collection wanted us to let our readers know that they are extending their 20% off any purchase deal through January 31st. Check out what they have to offer, and use coupon code THEFORCE to take advantage of this deal!

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Congratulations To JediNews.co.uk For Reaching 10,000 News Articles!

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2013 at 07:40 PM EDT |

Congratulations to our good friends across the pond at JediNews.co.uk for reaching their 10,000th news article! We'd also like to congratulate Mark Newbold for his appearance on BBC Breakfast where he was interviewed regarding the US petition to build a Death Star! We're proud to call you our friends in the Force!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | January 16, 2013 at 07:28 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update about a bunch of cool new preorders and the latest arrivals from our friends at Big Bad Toy Store!

Big Bad Toy Store

Darth Maul Mythos Statue Review At Yakface.com!

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2013 at 06:20 PM EDT |

Our good friend Jayson at Yakface.com has worked up a fantastic review with awesome insight and beautiful photography spotlighting the brand new Mythos Darth Maul statue from Sideshow Collectibles. We highly suggest you check it out because you'll likely want to place an order for your own once you see, just like we want to do.

Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2013 at 03:04 PM EDT |

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

30 (77-07) Redux - Wave 7

Posted by Chuck | January 16, 2013 at 02:07 PM EDT |

We have always felt that the 30 (77-07) is one of the greatest collections of figures Hasbro has done to date. While not all of them were made in the expected super-articulated fashion that’s become standard today, many of the figures brought into the line are nonetheless done so well from the start that they will likely never see an update again. We will be releasing updates to this very cherished line wave by wave. We have updated our Visual Guides and we’ve processed all-new expanded galleries and a new “stats box” that mimics the card backs of the figures in the line in our Research Droids Reviews. Click through as we spotlight Wave 7 of this collection. Focusing on Return of the Jedi, we received another wave full of all-new sculpts (5 total out of 6!), which featured a nice 2-pack of ewoks! The only downside to this wave was the transformation of Anakin's spirit to the likeness of Hayden Christensen. Some things are just better left alone. And, as with all previous waves, the McQuarrie Concept Figure did not disappoint!

30 (77-07) Redux

Review: Boba Fett - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH24)

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2013 at 05:26 AM EDT |

Special thanks goes out to Mats Johansson from Sweden for securing three of the four figures for us that make up the final wave of Movies Heroes from the 2012 Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] line. This also includes Boba Fett, a "fun" update to the 2004 VOTC figure, with zip-line/rappelling jetpack now. See him in our Research Droids Reviews today because it could be months before you see these available for purchase. 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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2013 Twelve-Inch Figures Hit Walmart In Canada!

Posted by Paul | January 15, 2013 at 11:04 PM EDT |

JTA Facebook friend Michel G. sends us a report that the new 12" figures from the 2013 Yoda line look have hit his local Walmart in Montreal Canada! Click through to see them!

Visual Guide Update - Sandtrooper (MH23) - Movie Heroes

Posted by Chuck | January 15, 2013 at 10:36 PM EDT |

Sandtrooper (MH23) makes its debut in our Visual Guides as tonight's update. Click below to check out the Movie Heroes version of this iconic character, and if you missed our Research Droids Review posted earlier today, make sure to stop by and read all the details on this figure!

Sandtrooper (MH23) - Star Wars [TPM 3D]

RebelForceRadio.com Official PRESS RELEASE And Promo!

Posted by Paul | January 15, 2013 at 06:45 PM EDT |

RebelForceRadio.com has sent out their official PRESS RELEASE. Also find a link to a sneak peek of the show!

Darth Malgus Is Finally Coming To The Mini Bust Lineup!

Posted by Paul | January 15, 2013 at 06:05 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant Ltd. announces their proud Darth Malgus Mini Bust! Check it out!

PGMs: Get The Jumbo Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) Figure For $49.00!

Posted by Paul | January 15, 2013 at 06:03 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant Ltd. announces and allows you to pre-order their Luke Skywalker: X-wing Fighter Pilot Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure! This beauty is discounted down to $49.00 for 48 hours for PGMs only!

Gentle Giant Ltd. Bossk Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures Up For Pre-Order!

Posted by Paul | January 15, 2013 at 06:01 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant Ltd. announces and allows you to pre-order their Bossk Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure! This beauty is discounted for PGMs!

eBay Flashback - Huge Collection and Tons of Auctions to Choose From

Posted by Chuck | January 15, 2013 at 01:25 PM EDT |

JTA reader Don wanted us to share with our readers his massive eBay auctions going on right now. Sadly, he is parting ways with much of his collection, so he as quite the array of auctions to look at for anyone shopping around for some great deals, including many character-centric lots. Free shipping on everything! Click through to have a look, and keep in mind that as of this posting you only have a little over 9 hours to get that Twinkie Maker (no, this is not Star Wars related, but hey, it's a twinkie maker!). Don's adding more and more each day, so keep checking back!

Review: Sandtrooper - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH23)

Posted by Paul | January 15, 2013 at 07:46 AM EDT |

By the grace of our beloved international JTA readers, we have secured the final wave of the 2012 Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] Movie Heroes line. The Sandtrooper is definitely for the kiddies with his light-up leaf blower and all, but sadly your kiddies may not have the opportunity to play with this for quite some time yet. (Oh what happened to the Star Wars line?) See this fun, albeit completely screen inaccurate, all-new sculpted Sandtrooper (yes, even the head sculpt is all-new – man, Hasbro doesn't know how to save one penny anymore, do they?) in our Research Droids Reviews today. It could be months before you see these available for purchase. 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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Visual Guide Update - Anakin Skywalker (MH19) - Movie Heroes

Posted by Chuck | January 14, 2013 at 05:36 PM EDT |

Today's Visual Guide update features the latest and greatest from the Movie Heroes line: Anakin Skywalker (MH19). Fresh off the truck, click below to check out our full-featured Visual Guide, a follow-up to today's Research Droids Review!

Anakin Skywlaker (MH19) - Star Wars [TPM 3D]

Star Wars Action News - Episode 377: Read My Lips, No New Figures

Posted by Chuck | January 14, 2013 at 05:18 PM EDT |

Star Wars Action News is back with its first show of 2013. Join hosts Marjorie and Arnie as they discuss the big news revealed by Hasbro last week--the Droid Factory line of figures, slated for early 2013, has been cancelled. Where does this leave action figure collectors, and what will the long-term impact be to the line? Listen to find out their thoughts!

A New Force is Coming to Your Radio...

Posted by Chuck | January 14, 2013 at 11:19 AM EDT |

Forcecast fans will be happy to know that Jason and Jimmy are launching RebelForce Radio, coming officially on January 19th. Their web site is not yet live, but in the meantime you can look them up on Facebook. Click here for a teaser to their new show!

Review: Anakin Skywalker - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH19)

Posted by Paul | January 14, 2013 at 12:01 AM EDT |

By the grace of our beloved international JTA readers, we have secured the final wave of the 2012 Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] Movie Heroes line. Three came from Sweden (yeah, we lied) and the fourth is en route from France as you read this. Sadly, all four figures' releases in America (in the 2012 packaging at least) seem to be in grave danger. So please enjoy the very first American look at the Anakin Skywalker (MH19) light-up action figure in our Research Droids Reviews now. It could be months before you see these available for purchase. 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

Darth Maul Returns As A General Release Item Now?

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2013 at 10:33 PM EDT |

Now this is an odd find. JTA reader Mike T. noticed that Walmart is now selling the Darth Maul Returns DVD. This was previously a Target exclusive that tied in with the Darth Maul Returns Battle Packs set.

That Is Some Serious Homage Paying, [Walrus] Man!

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2013 at 09:52 PM EDT |

Did anyone catch Walrusman (and NOT Ponda Baba) in The Clone Wars on Saturday? See, this is where Hasbro is really missing the boat. What anti-The Clone Wars adult OT purist wouldn't melt at an action figure like this? This is what Hasbro needs to release in The Clone Wars line. Oh, and give us that TCW Blue Snaggletooth too darn it!

America Isn't Getting A Death Star! Deal With It!

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2013 at 09:30 PM EDT |

The White House has responded to the request from "The People" to see a Death Star constructed. Did you catch that? They actually responded. JTA reader Mike sends us to the article where you can read the details on why this isn't feasible!

Add JTA to Your iPad and iPhone Home Screens!

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2013 at 09:18 PM EDT |

By popular demand, Jedi Temple Archives has added a Home Screen icon for all Apple devices. Now you can launch your favorite Star Wars web site from your iPads, iPhones and iPods with ease! Click through for all the details!

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Go Green To Get Playsets!

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2013 at 07:14 PM EDT |

OK you environmentalists out there! Pay it forward and create your own playsets with recycled or upcycled plastic waste! JTA reader Jamie D. alerts us to a cool GI JOE custom playset site that utilizes materials instead of throwing them away. While not exactly Star Wars related, it may give you some ideas for playsets that Hasbro just won't make for us! Go to instructables.com to get some ideas!

Do Not Miss Our Exclusive Updates On Facebook! You Need To Act!

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2013 at 06:14 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have put together a very simple tutorial together to ensure that you receive their updates in your Facebook news feed, especially since Facebook has changed the way news comes in now. We would recommend you do the same thing for JTA. See what you have to do by checking out their post. If you're not a fan of ours on Facebook, be sure to do that first! CLICK HERE to like JTA on Facebook.

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2013 at 06:08 PM EDT |

STAR WARS @dorksidetoys.com: Vintage figures seem to gaining popularity by the day! Many fans it appears are hunting down older vintage collection figures, filling holes in their collections or just seeking out doubles. We have you covered for a huge range of Vintage in loose, or minty fresh carded that you may have missed. Got a Falcon? Stock up on this loose lipped awesome co-pilot. Hands down the best version of this guy made to date! Click through for more!

Review: Jar Jar Binks With W. Wald - Mini Busts

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2013 at 12:16 AM EDT |

Well, the Jar Jar Binks With W. Wald Mini Bust set came way after Christmas did, so you'll have to display the Christmas accessories that came with it this December instead of this past one. More importantly, we worry that MANY people will never be able to have a Jar Jar Binks Mini Bust in their collections now. That's the real tragedy here. See why 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.

Jar Jar Binks With W. Wald (Mini Busts)

A Story To Top The $5 Gamorrean Guards At Five Below!

Posted by Paul | January 12, 2013 at 08:16 PM EDT |

Pshht! $5 Gamorrean Guards at Five Below. Laugh. Out. Loud. I found one for 99 cents today and with tax went to pennies over a dollar. You know you're envious. Click through for the proof!

It Is So Nice To Get Good Star Wars Stuff Any Way Possible!

Posted by Paul | January 12, 2013 at 08:01 PM EDT |

Faithful JTA reader Bailey writes in to proudly show off his online orders from TARGET.com and ToysRUs.com! He lives in Nashville where Star Wars seems to never show up at brick and mortar. Check out his awesome stash!

Review: Rabé (Queen's Chambers) - OTC - '05 #5

Posted by Paul | January 12, 2013 at 12:45 AM EDT |

The nice thing about Rabé (Queen's Chambers) is that the face sculpt is generic enough to be any of the handmaidens up to and including Padmé Amidala. We like this simple action figure very much. See why you need at least a half a dozen of them! It's all laid out in our Research Droids Reviews. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Rabé (Queen's Chambers)

What's In The Box? What's In The Box??!!

Posted by Paul | January 11, 2013 at 07:18 PM EDT |

Coming soon to our Research Droids Reviews. You probably won't see these anywhere else! Stay tuned!

2013 Almost Done, So Give Us Some! Special Report Is Now Archived

Posted by Paul | January 11, 2013 at 10:26 AM EDT |

Thank you for making our 2013 Almost Done, Now Give Us Some Vintage Versus Modern Analysis a success. And thank you to our good friends across the web that linked the feature from their sites – we appreciate that gesture very much. The Special Report is now archived and can be found HERE. While you're there, be sure to check out some of our other reports we have done throughout the years as well. Also of note, our friends at ToyzMag.com have translated this report in Francais. If you speak this beautiful language, please be sure to check out their translation there too!

2013: Almost Done, So Give Us Some!

More Insight on the 'Upcoming' Star Wars Live Action TV Show

Posted by Chuck | January 11, 2013 at 08:00 AM EDT |

If you've been wondering where the fate of the long-awaited Star Wars Live Action TV show lies, check out this article on EW.com for some insight. While we are super-excited about the movies, let's hope they don't derail what could be an awesome entry into the Star Wars Universe! Click through to read all about it!

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Review: Queen Amidala (Celebration Ceremony) - OTC - '05 #4

Posted by Paul | January 11, 2013 at 07:53 AM EDT |

Queen Amidala (Celebration Ceremony) hurts so good. A great head sculpt and a beautiful gown are lessened by a terrible body sculpt and even worse articulation. But will you care if she is just displayed as a statue in a diorama? (Maybe because it's unlikely you'll be able to display her at a 90 degree angle to the surface!) Let us know if 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.

Queen Amidala (Celebration Ceremony)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | January 10, 2013 at 02:18 PM EDT |

Here is a quick update about a bunch of cool new preorders and the latest arrivals from Big Bad Toy Store!

Big Bad Toy Store

I was dying to post this a few days ago, but I wanted to be able to show proof so you would actually believe me. Unfortunately, I bet there will still remain doubters. Click through to see a very surprising internet find.

Review: Sly Moore (Coruscant Senate) - OTC - '05 #3

Posted by Paul | January 10, 2013 at 04:37 AM EDT |

It's hard to properly critique Sly Moore (Corusant Senate) because she doesn't really meet action figure criteria. What will you think of her? Make your opinion known 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.

Sly Moore (Coruscant Senate)

Sponsor Announcement: DASH Over to Our New Blog!

Posted by Chuck | January 09, 2013 at 06:17 PM EDT |

Hey folks, Corey from DASH here again. We’ve always been a little formal with our communication in the past, but I decided it’s time to “get real” and let you know there are actually real people and people who care about action figures behind our site. I’ve finally got a platform to talk toys to my heart’s content, and that’s what we’re updating you on today...

Collector DASH Action Figures

Hasbro - This Is YOUR Reality Check!

Posted by Paul | January 09, 2013 at 12:49 PM EDT |

In a spirit similar to Belma Buttons and Tovah McQueen, I give Hasbro a version of my own Reality Check because time is of the essence to do something important with the basic figure line. Let's all encourage them to act positively before they lose their way with it. It is only our goal to steer them back into the will of the Force (as well as into the hearts of collectors again) in this article and nothing more. Click through for more details.

30 (77-07) Redux - Wave 6

Posted by Paul | January 09, 2013 at 12:34 PM EDT |

We have always felt that the 30 (77-07) is one of the greatest collections of figures Hasbro has done to date. While not all of them were made in the expected super-articulated fashion that’s become standard today, many of the figures brought into the line are nonetheless done so well from the start that they will likely never see an update again. We will be releasing updates to this very cherished line wave by wave. We have updated our Visual Guides and we’ve processed all-new expanded galleries and a new “stats box” that mimics the card backs of the figures in the line in our Research Droids Reviews. Click through as we spotlight Wave 6 – a great wave for fans of The Empire Strikes Back. Han Solo With Torture Rack is a terrible figure, but hopefully you bought this for the accessory only. There is also a near-definitive update to 4-LOM in this wave as well. And let's not forget about the most incredible Concept Snowtrooper – one of the best in the entire Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series sub-line See these and more with all-new RDR photo galleries and updated VGs!

30 (77-07)

Review: Yarua (Coruscant Senate) - OTC - '05 #2

Posted by Paul | January 09, 2013 at 03:58 AM EDT |

Why is it every time we see Yarua (Corusant Senate)'s name we think "Star Trek" instead of "Star Wars"? See this Wookiee Senator in our Research Droids Reviews. It's an OK "for now" figure. 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.

Yarua (Coruscant Senate)

You Are Paying Too Much For That TVC Figure!

Posted by Paul | January 08, 2013 at 09:19 PM EDT |

Yeah. We have an INSANELY CRAZY story for you regarding The Vintage Collection at Five Below! If you think you've had some serendipitous deals at retail, then read this because it will trump them all! You know what to do! Please note this story is not commonplace. Please don't expect to see this at your local retail store.

TARGET To Price Match Amazon.com And Other Retailers!

Posted by Paul | January 08, 2013 at 08:15 PM EDT |

First reported by our friends at Yakface.com today, JTA reader Eric directs us to a very important press release for TARGET. You'll want to familiarize yourself with this new policy folks! Click through for the details!

HasbroToyShop.com Restocks Again - We Missed The Hot Figures But....

Posted by Paul | January 08, 2013 at 02:30 PM EDT |

All of the "hot" figures are gone, but HasbroToyShop.com has received plenty of "newish" The Vintage Collection figures. Of note, the Gamorrean Guard, the 501st Legion Clone Trooper, Colonel Cracken, Mon Calamri A-wing Pilot and Lando Calrissian (Sandstorm Outfit) are all in stock as of this posting! Good luck to you all! Special thanks to JTA reader Eric for the head's up!

JTA reader Michael McDonald ponders the state of his collection and wonders how the future will affect his buying habits and writes about it in his blog. The loss of the Droid Factory has put things in perspective for many collectors, so this article is right on time. See what Michael had to say....

Review: Pablo-Jill (Geonosis Arena) - OTC - '05 #1

Posted by Paul | January 08, 2013 at 06:26 AM EDT |

We hope it's still in Hasbro's plans to release the 2013 version of Pablo-Jill, but if for some reason it isn't, be sure to read about the 2005 version of Pablo-Jill (Geonosis Arena) in our Research Droids Reviews. It's still a pretty decent "for now" figure. 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.

Pablo-Jill (Geonosis Arena)

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | January 07, 2013 at 10:56 PM EDT |

STAR WARS @dorksidetoys.com: Whilst the Build -A-Droid line has been cancelled and will be re-packaged in a yet to be revealed line and look, now is a great time to take stock of your collection. Fill the gaps with loose, carded and army builders, or figures you may have missed. There are still some real stunners in the vintage collection and Clone Wars to be collected. Great figures like the below are still available at great prices. Click through for more!

First Official Statement From Hasbro Regarding Droid Factory Received!

Posted by Paul | January 07, 2013 at 08:34 AM EDT |

Hasbro sends official word regarding the Droid Factory line. The following is an official statement on the 2013 Star Wars toy line from the Hasbro Star Wars team.

Review: Dannik Jerriko (Cantina Encounter) - OTC - '05 #8

Posted by Paul | January 07, 2013 at 06:31 AM EDT |

Another cool action figure from The Original Trilogy Collection and it's the topic of discussion in our Research Droids Reviews. See the patron from Chalmun's Cantina: Dannik Jerriko (Cantina Encounter). 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.

Dannik Jerriko (Cantina Encounter)

Spoilers Revealed There Are!

Posted by Paul | January 06, 2013 at 07:12 PM EDT |

The official site has done something special to celebrate 100 episodes of The Clone Wars and created an awesome trailer. But JTA reader Bailey F. has spotted something and alerts us that some cool spoilers are revealed in this trailer, especially at the end! Click through to watch it!

Review: Myo (Cantina Encounter) - OTC - '05 #7

Posted by Paul | January 06, 2013 at 12:09 AM EDT |

Here is another wonderful action figure from The Original Trilogy Collection and it's the topic of discussion in our Research Droids Reviews. See the patron from Chalmun's Cantina: Myo (Cantina Encounter). 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.

Myo (Cantina Encounter)

Sponsor Announcement: Collector DASH Action Figure News

Posted by Chuck | January 05, 2013 at 02:37 PM EDT |

Granamyr is one of the wisest characters in all of Masters of the Universe lore, and we’re giving you the chance to demonstrate how wise you are by registering on Collector-ActionFigures.com today. You’ll get one of the best action figure experiences online, prove you’re one of the wisest collectors around by making the most of your figures on DASH, and you’ll automatically be entered to win a Masters of the Universe Classics Granamyr in the process.  

Collector DASH Action Figures

Another Chance To Grab A Gamorrean Guard!

Posted by Paul | January 05, 2013 at 11:45 AM EDT |

You're already aware that Toys R Us has been a haven of sorts for collectors looking for wave 13 of The Vintage Collection (you know, the one with red bandana Kithaba in it). Yours truly (from PA) just found the revision case assortment to this wave today (and so has JTA moderator Paul B. (from OH)). This means you have another chance to secure a Gamorrean Guard as well as collector favorites Han Solo (Bespin Outfit), ARC Trooper Commander and Rebel Fleet Trooper. Good luck and may the Force be with you all!

The 12 Days of Sideshow - Premium Format Chewbacca Announced

Posted by Chuck | January 05, 2013 at 10:18 AM EDT |

The 12 Days of Sideshow concludes today with a big announcement: Chewbacca Premium Format Figure. Click through for a sneak-peek production video featuring everyone's favorite walking carpet!

Review: Feltipern Trevagg (Cantina Encounter) - OTC - '05 #6

Posted by Paul | January 05, 2013 at 12:04 AM EDT |

2013 was supposed to open up with a product from The Original Trilogy Collection in our Research Droids Reviews, but that was before "new" 2013 product surprised us. See an excellent patron from Chalmun's Cantina: Feltipern Trevagg (Cantina Encounter). 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.

Feltipern Trevagg (Cantina Encounter)

Another Rarity Hits Toys R Us! (This Should Just Be Expected Now!)

Posted by Paul | January 04, 2013 at 11:46 PM EDT |

First the Mandalorian Assault Transport. Now this. You probably won't believe this one, but look what JTA reader Jason S. has found just today at his local Toys R Us!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | January 04, 2013 at 10:51 PM EDT |

Pre-Order the new 2013 Star Wars Deluxe & Regular vehicles at Brian's Toys! The new deluxe vehicles come packaged with two action figures along with a vehicle.  Also recently announced is the Episode I Obi-Wan stunt saber from eFX.  This stunt saber is available for pre-order at $119.99.

Brand new this week is the Marvel Legends Hit Monkey Series! Pick up the Wave at Brian's Toys and you can earn each piece to build Hit Monkey.  From Matty Collector, Brian's Toys has received the new Mosquitor figures from the Masters of the Universe Classics Line!

For more form this week's newsletter, visit Brian's Toys.

Brian's Toys

JTA is on Pinterest... Be Among the First to Follow Us!

Posted by Chuck | January 04, 2013 at 02:35 PM EDT |

We previewed our new Pinterest page a few weeks back on our Facebook page and now it's time to go live for everyone! Stop by to check out the fun we've been having collecting all kinds of Star Wars photos. So, if you just want to take a time out to wallow in Star Wars goodness, this is the place to do it. Enjoy, and be among the first to follow us!

JTA on Pinterest!

Review: 501st Legion Attack Dropship With Clone Pilot & Battle Droid

Posted by Paul | January 04, 2013 at 07:53 AM EDT |

Here is the final 2013 Class I set, the 501st Legion Attack Dropship With Clone Pilot & Battle Droid. It may be a repaint, but we think it's one of the better of all 4 in this first wave. Discover its purpose in the 2013 line by reading 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.

501st Legion Attack Dropship With Clone Pilot & Battle Droid

George Lucas Engaged!

Posted by Paul | January 03, 2013 at 09:36 PM EDT |

Congratulations to the Maker for his engagement to Mellody Hobson. People.com has the full story!

Sponsor Announcement: Lynx Collection Original Poster Sets

Posted by Chuck | January 03, 2013 at 06:38 PM EDT |

The folks at Lynx Collection are offering a coupon code for 20% off any purchase now through January 9th.  Use coupon code IGOT20OFF. Check out the limited edition Original Trilogy and Prequel Trilogy poster sets that they have to offer, available right here!

Prequel TrilogyOriginal Trilogy

Sideshow Collectibles 1:6 Scale Yoda (Jedi Master) Pre-order is Live!

Posted by Chuck | January 03, 2013 at 03:44 PM EDT |

The Sideshow Collectibles 1:6 scale Yoda (Jedi Master) is now available for preorder...

BREAKING NEWS: It's BAD News Folks!

Posted by Paul | January 03, 2013 at 03:21 PM EDT |

Our friends at JediNews.co.uk have terrible news to report. We alerted you that something had to be up. Now they provide the proof! Click through for their report! TARGET computers reveal the heartbreaking news!

The First Wave of 2013 LEGO Sets

Posted by Chuck | January 03, 2013 at 02:20 PM EDT |

The first LEGO sets from the new Yoda line-look started hitting shelves in December. Click through for a look at all nine sets...

2013 LEGO

The 12 Days of Sideshow - Darth Malgus Sixth Scale Figure Announced

Posted by Chuck | January 03, 2013 at 10:46 AM EDT |

Next up for the 12 Days of Sideshow is another sixth scale figure "official" announcement: Darth Malgus. This figure was teased last year at San Diego Comic-Con, and Sideshow makes it official today. Click through for the detailed teaser...

Review: MTT Droid Fighter With Battle Droid & Obi-Wan Kenobi

Posted by Paul | January 03, 2013 at 07:33 AM EDT |

We don't want to steal your joy away if you're really into the 2013 Class I sets. The MTT Droid Fighter With Battle Droid & Obi-Wan Kenobi is an all-new sculpt and has interactivity with the very fun Trade Federation MTT (as shown in our photo gallery), but we're still unable to do cartwheels over this stuff. How will you feel? Be sure to let us know 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.

MTT Droid Fighter With Battle Droid & Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars Action News - Episode 376: The Year in Review Part 3

Posted by Chuck | January 03, 2013 at 06:47 AM EDT |

In addition to all the toys collectors added to their shelves this year, it's been an amazing year for Star Wars expanded universe fans! From a return to the X-Wing book series to the conclusion of the Fate of the Jedi series, books from the Old Republic to the New Republic, comics, Clone Wars, and so much more it was an expansive year for Star Wars fans. In this week's Star Wars Action News, Nathan and Brock reflect on the year in Star Wars Expanded Universe, then the rest of the crew weigh in with their favorites. With high-end collecting in 2012, and their favorite collectibles of the year, it's all in the last Star Wars Action News podcast of 2012!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | January 02, 2013 at 09:22 PM EDT |

Here is the latest from Big Bad Toy Store about their new preorders and new arrivals.

Big Bad Toy Store

30 (77-07) Redux - Wave 5 (One Of The Greatest Waves Of All Time!)

Posted by Paul | January 02, 2013 at 01:33 PM EDT |

We have always felt that the 30 (77-07) is one of the greatest collections of figures Hasbro has done to date. While not all of them were made in the expected super-articulated fashion that’s become standard today, many of the figures brought into the line are nonetheless done so well from the start that they will likely never see an update again. We will be releasing updates to this very cherished line wave by wave. We have updated our Visual Guides and we’ve processed all-new expanded galleries and a new “stats box” that mimics the card backs of the figures in the line in our Research Droids Reviews. Click through as we spotlight Wave 5 - which is easily hailed one of the greatest figures waves of all time, not just in the 30 (77-07) line look! Darth Malak, Darth Revan, Anakin Skywalker (with bruise-leech crawler markings on Nelvaan - not tattoos), Yoda & Kybuck, Roron Corobb and Hermi Odle are just a few of the masterpieces in this incredible wave. See these and more with all-new RDR photo galleries and updated VGs!

30 (77-07)

Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | January 02, 2013 at 10:40 AM EDT |

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

The Clone Wars Reaches 100 Episodes January 5th!

Posted by Paul | January 02, 2013 at 09:29 AM EDT |

It's quite a milestone that The Clone Wars will hit 100 episodes this January 5th! Click through for the exciting report!

Our Friends At MintInBox.net Wish You a Very Happy New Year!

Posted by Paul | January 02, 2013 at 09:19 AM EDT |

Our friends at MintInBox.net wish JTA and all of our readers a very Happy New Year! Click through to read their well wishes and see the cool graphic art!

Sponsor Announcement: K&C Collectibles - Happy New Year!

Posted by Paul | January 02, 2013 at 08:58 AM EDT |

K & C Collectibles is pleased to offer all customers a Store Coupon worth 20% off your purchase. The discount code is "NewYear2013". This offer starts today January 1st through midnight Thursday January 3rd, 2013. Purchase minimum is $40.00. Follow them on Facebook/kandccollectibles. Happy New Year from your source for Star Wars Collectibles K & C Collectibles!!

K&C Collectibles

New Jabba's Palace Miniature Diorama By Carl!

Posted by Paul | January 02, 2013 at 08:18 AM EDT |

Carl (Boutros77) writes in to share another update with the readers of JTA! His focus this time is Jabba's Palace! Click through to see what Hasbro should be doing for collectors!

Review: Yoda's Jedi Attack Fighter With Yoda & Super Battle Droid

Posted by Paul | January 02, 2013 at 06:33 AM EDT |

For some, the recent direction of the Star Wars toy line is a bit disheartening. Figure sculpting, while on the surface looks pretty good, is reverting back to the stone age. And it doesn't look like things are changing for the better for the 2013 product year either. See another new product in our Research Droids Reviews today: Yoda's Jedi Attack Fighter With Yoda & Super Battle Droid which utilizes some Build A Droid technology. (Um, doesn't a Jedi Fighter use itself for defense and never for attack?) 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's Jedi Attack Fighter With Yoda & Super Battle Droid

Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale Yoda (Jedi Master) Details

Posted by Chuck | January 01, 2013 at 05:50 PM EDT |

At first glance it looked like the new Sideshow Collectibles Yoda figure wasn't going to be all that exciting, but after their sneak preview gallery it now appears that they have gone all out to make this figure more than its predecessor release! In the case of the Yoda Jedi Master Sixth Scale figure it's the accessories that will make this figure a must have! Click through for a sneak preview of this figure, due to go on preorder with the January 3rd newsletter.

Special Report: 2013: Almost Done, So Give Us Some!

Posted by Paul | January 01, 2013 at 09:02 AM EDT |

It's January 1st, so you know what that means. It's our annual assessment of how many definitive modern counterparts we now have available to us when compared to the precious Kenner vintage lineup from 1978-1985. 2013 is the year Hasbro is recycling a bunch of figures from The Vintage Collection, and in a similar manner we have recycled much of last year's report because we really are so far along. But we have updated many details, photos and even changed the ranking on some of the figures. Please click through to enjoy 2013: Almost Done, So Give Us Some!

2013: Almost Done, So Give Us Some!

Review: 501st Legion AT-RT With ARF Trooper & TX-21 Tactical Droid

Posted by Paul | January 01, 2013 at 03:15 AM EDT |

It's a new year, so we have a new category to add! Beginning today, check out some new 2013 product in our Research Droids Reviews! First up is the 501st Legion AT-RT With ARF Trooper & TX-21 Tactical Droid, the best of all four new Class I sets (and actually based on something seen onscreen and not a Hasbro concept)! 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.

501st Legion AT-RT With ARF Trooper & TX-21 Tactical Droid

Happy New Year!

Posted by Paul | January 01, 2013 at 03:04 AM EDT |

The staff at Jedi Temple Archives wish all of our readers a very Happy New Year for 2013!! It's been an incredible year and we can't wait to see what 2013 brings us all! Be sure to stay tuned here for our annual Vintage Versus Modern Special Report in just a few short hours!


 
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