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March 2013

TRU Exclusive TVC Millennium Falcon On Sale

Posted by Paul | March 31, 2013 at 03:57 PM EDT |

Special thanks to JTA reader Frank for writing in to let us know that The Vintage Collection Millennium Falcon has been marked down to $199.99.

    

Review: Princess Leia (A New Hope) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | March 31, 2013 at 12:04 AM EDT |

Gentle Giant Ltd. did a great job on the Princess Leia (A New Hope) Mini Bust. Check her out today 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 (A New Hope)

Happy Easter!

Posted by Paul | March 31, 2013 at 12:01 AM EDT |

JTA wishes all of our readers who celebrate Easter to have a very happy one.

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | March 30, 2013 at 05:34 PM EDT |

Looking to sell part of your vintage collection? Brian's Toys has increased buy prices on all 12-Backs & 20/21-back Kenner action figures.  Visit their buy page at http://www.brianstoys.com/buying for more information.

New this week at Brian's Toys is a great selection of Vintage AFA graded vehicles and a rare ESB Six Pack.  A Rebel Transport AFA 80, Snowspeeder AFA 80, and a Darth Vader TIE Fighter AFA 80 are some of the highlights. 

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

Brian's Toys

Review: Grand Moff Tarkin - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | March 30, 2013 at 08:29 AM EDT |

Gentle Giant Ltd. did something different when it came to making the Grand Moff Tarkin Mini Bust. See what makes him unique from all other Mini Busts 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.

Grand Moff Tarkin

2013 Star Wars Case Assortments Announced!

Posted by Paul | March 29, 2013 at 12:19 PM EDT |

With special thanks to Yakface.com (we borrowed your thumbnail), GalacticHunter.com, StarWarsCollector.com and JTA reader Mats J. for pointing us in this direction, Hasbro has announced 2013 case assortments and you can see what is coming at Toy Palace. Click through for direct links to case assortment.

Review: Luke Skywalker (In X-wing Fighter Gear) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | March 29, 2013 at 08:14 AM EDT |

Gentle Giant Ltd. seemed to have better success making human likenesses on their older Mini Busts as compared to their modern ones. Luke Skywalker (In X-wing Fighter Gear) is a perfect example of this. See our anakysis 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 (In X-wing Fighter Gear)

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | March 28, 2013 at 02:10 PM EDT |

We have just received the latest newsletter from Dorkside Toys. Be sure to check out the latest sales and specials and definitely check out the awesome contest Dorkside Toys is running along with our friends at Yakface.com! Click through for more!

Someone ALWAYS Has It Worse Than You....

Posted by Paul | March 28, 2013 at 01:52 PM EDT |

Isn't that the truth?! While many of us have been experiencing pure wedded bliss at our local TRUs, some people just don't have any luck at all. See what JTA reader JokerFett found at a TRU store while on vacation.

More Kmart Clearance! This Will Not Last Forever!

Posted by Paul | March 28, 2013 at 01:44 PM EDT |

We believe that JTA reader Jay is trying to have himself beheaded by the rest of our readership, but don't hate. Just click through and see what he scored at his local Kmart. Keep in mind that stores STILL don't even have appropriate signage up noting the clearance prices. These are however on sale nationally! Scan, scan, scan!

Review: C-3PO - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | March 28, 2013 at 09:52 AM EDT |

Is the C-3PO Mini Bust worth its weight in gold? Actually it is because it's the only Mini Bust that is gold-plated. See this and more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

C-3PO

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | March 27, 2013 at 09:59 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | March 27, 2013 at 03:40 PM EDT |

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

If you are still on the hunt for the final wave of The Clone Wars figures, it looks like these are not getting any cheaper. The prices individually have steadly gone up on both Amazon.com and eBay. However, if you are looking to score the entire set (and a few extras) they can be had for around $17 each after shipping if you buy by the case right here on Amazon.com. That's a far cry from some of the prices these are demanding individually! These are still offered at some overseas etailers too, so check all of your options before purchasing!

30 (77-07) Redux

Wow! Darth Sidious (VC12) Loose On eBay For Less Than $9!

Posted by Paul | March 27, 2013 at 09:54 AM EDT |

Wow! Darth Sidious (VC12) is on eBay loose for under $9! Check this out and many other auctions from eBay seller shoporiental! They have lots of cool figures in stock! Bookmark their store HERE. Special thanks to JTA Facebook friend Nick B. for the notification!

  

UPDATE: MORE HAVE BEEN LISTED, but at $9.99 now!! (Keep checking his store link and search for Darth Sidious if this auction sells out!)

Review: Chewbacca - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | March 27, 2013 at 09:00 AM EDT |

The Chewbacca Mini Bust is gorgeous and deserves a place in your collection. See why we love it 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.

Chewbacca

Old The Clone Wars Figures Get Restocked At Kmart.com!

Posted by Paul | March 26, 2013 at 06:39 PM EDT |

Kmart.com has out of the blue restocked some older The Clone Wars figures from the blue and red packaging. God only knows where the stock was hiding, but if you're looking for any of these, click through and see what you can find! Special thanks to JTA reader Corey for the head's up!

Ree-Yees Deluxe Mini Bust Update!

Posted by Paul | March 26, 2013 at 02:39 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant Ltd. has updated their Ree-Yees Deluxe Mini Bust product page with new images. Click through for a better look at Ree-Yees. Four images have been added to the page.

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi (A New Hope) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | March 26, 2013 at 09:08 AM EDT |

The Obi-Wan Kenobi (A New Hope) Mini Bust is good, but not great. How will it measure up for you? 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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (A New Hope)

Visual Guide Update - Undead Geonosian (CW34) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | March 26, 2013 at 08:39 AM EDT |

Undead Geonosian warriors lurk in a vast underground hive. They are under the control of their queen, Karina the Great, who uses a green worm to bring dead Geonosians to life. Obi-Wan, Anakin, and a squad of clone troopers battle these mindless zombies to rescue Luminara Unduli from her Geonosian captors. Click below for our complete and detailed Visual Guide. If you haven't read our Research Droids Review on this figure, click here to catch up!

Undead Geonosian (CW34) - The Clone Wars

Here is a blast from the past. Look what JTA reader earthclanbootstrap has found at his local Walmart. This isn't a bait and switch. This is just a freak of nature....

Review: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | March 25, 2013 at 11:21 AM EDT |

The Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) Mini Bust is a mess. It's intended to be Luke Skywalker from Episode VI, but it's actually something you'd see him look like in the Expanded Universe instead. Are you aware of this? Learn about 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.

Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight)

The Vintage Collection "Greatest Hits" Assortments "Not Happening"?!

Posted by Paul | March 25, 2013 at 09:28 AM EDT |

If you read Adam Pawlus' Q&A at GalacticHunter.com this morning, you probably read about the "greatest hits' wave of The Vintage Collection and where it is. Spoiler: he believes it probably isn't happening. After considering this, I realized that we all should have figured this out a while ago. See what I mean by clicking through.

Visual Guide Update - Ki-Adi-Mundi (CW25) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | March 24, 2013 at 09:16 PM EDT |

Ki-Adi-Mundi is part of the massive attack to destroy a Geonosis factory churning out dangerous new battle droids. Damaged by enemy fire, the Jedi's transport crashes short of the designated landing point. As he pushes forward, Ki-Adi-Mundi and his squad enter a cave where they are attacked by Geonosian drones. Check out our complete Visual Guide of Ki-Adi-Mundi as featured in Landing At Point Rain by clicking below, and be sure to read our Research Droids Review, where you will find all the stats and details on this figure!

Ki-Adi-Mundi (CW25) - The Clone Wars

Mark Hamill To Guest Star On The Neighbors This Week

Posted by Paul | March 24, 2013 at 07:49 PM EDT |

Mark Hamill and George Takei will guest star on The Neighbors this week. If you're not aware of this show, the writing is actually pretty good. It's a sleeper hit that hopefully will gain more momentum from these two guest stars. Be sure to check your local listings and set your DVRs! Zap2it.com has the full story.

No Effort To Even Cover Up This Act Of Theft! How Brazen Can One Be?

Posted by Paul | March 24, 2013 at 06:20 PM EDT |

JTA moderator PaulB found a despicable act of theft that some unreasonable employee accepted back into the store. You would have to be asleep at the Customer Service Desk to accept this ridiculousness back! Click through to see what we mean....

The Clone Wars Rarities Continue To Show Up In Odd Places

Posted by Paul | March 24, 2013 at 06:12 PM EDT |

The Clone Wars television show may have gotten canned and Hasbro may have cancelled The Clone Wars line, but that doesn't mean rarities aren't continuing to pop up here and there. See what JTA moderator PaulB found at Walgreens.

Star Wars Action Figures 50% Off At Toys R Us This Week (Again)

Posted by Paul | March 24, 2013 at 06:03 PM EDT |

$4.99 Star Wars figures are back at Toys R Us this week, but if you've been using their price match policy, you have been getting them for this price or cheaper for weeks now. For those less watchful, you will reap the same benefits now.

Republic Commando Boss Running Change/Variation

Posted by Paul | March 24, 2013 at 05:55 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have added the recently discovered Republic Commando Boss variation from The Clone Wars into their Toyguide. Check it out!

50% Off Clearance Prices Again At Kmart!

Posted by Paul | March 24, 2013 at 05:49 PM EDT |

Be sure to troll your local Kmarts (if you're still fortunate enough to have them locally) for remaining The Vintage Collection clearance. Just yesterday yours truly found a ton of the Ewok and AT-ST Driver Special Action Figure Sets and unbelievably a ton of Scout Walkers. I also found the TVC Class II assortment. All were 50% off of their lowest clearance prices. For me that meant $5.50 each for the 2-packs and $14.50 each for the vehicles. Click through to see my stash.

Review: Emperor Palpatine (Executor Transmission) - OTC - SWS.com

Posted by Paul | March 24, 2013 at 12:31 AM EDT |

How do you feel about a chunk of translucent purple plastic? See how we feel about Emperor Palpatine (Executor Transmission), a StarWarsShop.com exclusive from 2004 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.

Emperor Palpatine (Executor Transmission)

Who's more foolish? The vendor that won't bail struggling retail out by replacing peg-warmers with new product or the retailer who would rather cut its nose to spite its face than discount these items that will NEVER sell under normal retail or sale conditions? I can't help but metaphorically shake angry fists at both local Hasbro reps and this particular Toys R Us in Philly who are either playing a game of chicken with the horrid stock of TVC figures its had since 2010, or they just are so aloof that it has no bearing on them. Look at this madness! Oh, and yes, there were some TPM figures there too: all Qui-Gon Jinns and one or two others.

Review: Clone Trooper (501st Legion: Vader's Fist) - Life Size Bust

Posted by Paul | March 23, 2013 at 12:01 AM EDT |

As we celebrate 1400 Research Droids Reviews today (we don't even know how that's possible), we are ecstatic to present to you what is easily one of the finest high-end collectibles ever produced by Sideshow Collectibles. Forget about what you think you know about the 501st Legion. What Hasbro and even other high-end licenses have done for this character are at best mockeries when compared to this work of art. If you want to see the absolute greatest collectible representation of the 501st Legion from Revenge Of The Sith, then please take time to peruse the Clone Trooper (501st Legion: Vader's Fist) Life Size Bust from Sideshow Collectibles. 32 photos and commentary await you. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Clone Trooper (501st Legion: Vader's Fist)

Sale Prices For Star Wars Action Figures Abound At Meijer Too!

Posted by Paul | March 22, 2013 at 11:02 PM EDT |

One of our most favorite commenters, earthclanbootstrap, writes in to share a great sales report for those of you that have a Meijer in your area. Click through to read his report!!

Visual Guide Update - Kit Fisto (CW23) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | March 22, 2013 at 10:03 PM EDT |

Kit Fisto endures a grueling battle in the lair of General Grievous. The Jedi and his former padawan Nahdar Vebb enter the cyborg general's lair while on the trail of an escaped prisoner. Fisto battles Grievous in a fierce duel and emerges alive from the lair, taking Vebb's lightsaber from the general before he escapes. Click below to check out the full Visual Guide, and read our report on this figure right here in our Research Droids Review database!

Kit Fisto (CW23) - The Clone Wars

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | March 22, 2013 at 09:59 PM EDT |

Add on to your growing Vintage Jumbo collection by picking up the new Red Snaggletooth and Gamorrean Guard from Gentle Giant.  The Angry Birds Foam Flyers have also arrived along with restocks & price reductions of the AT-AT Attack, Tatooine Jenga, and Hoth Jenga battle games.

Masters of the Universe fans can pick up the hard-to-find King He-Man and Fang Man action figures, now in stock!  For GI Joe fans, we have stocked up on some new AFA vintage figures.  Check out the mail-in Duke and Cobra Commander (Straight Arm) graded figures.

Check out the complete newsletter at Brian's Toys.

Brian's Toys

Star Wars Theme Parks?!

Posted by Paul | March 22, 2013 at 08:59 PM EDT |

Apparently some staff at Disney Parks are surveying people about a potential Star Wars theme park. GiantFreakinRobot.com has the scoop! Special thanks to JTA Facebook friend Damian V. for the information!

Review: Asajj Ventress - Life Size Bust

Posted by Paul | March 22, 2013 at 06:33 AM EDT |

It's extremely rare to find a collectible of a realistic interpretation of Asajj Ventress as she appeared in The Clone Wars, but Sideshow Collectibles came through in the form of a "life size" scale piece. The Asajj Ventress Life Size Bust proves once again that bald is beautiful. Behold its beauty 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.

Asajj Ventress

Visual Guide Update - Battle Droid (CW09) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | March 21, 2013 at 09:40 PM EDT |

The final The Clone Wars figure makes its way into the Visual Guides tonight. Click below to check out this version of Battle Droid, with upgraded arms and a new app... You can also revisit our Research Droids Review to read the full details on this upgraded figure.

Battle Droid (CW09) - The Clone Wars

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | March 21, 2013 at 06:17 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Store Report For Star Wars Action Figure Sales

Posted by Paul | March 21, 2013 at 12:15 PM EDT |

JTA moderator Bombadgungan has done some homework for everyone and has a breakdown of a few sales on Star Wars figures from both Fred Meyer and TARGET. Click through for his report!

Review: Battle Droid - SW [Y/AOTC] - The Clone Wars (CW09)

Posted by Paul | March 21, 2013 at 06:23 AM EDT |

An animated Battle Droid that can hold a droid blaster with BOTH hands? Yup! This really is the best animated Battle Droid action figure available. If Hasbro could have just remembered to use legs from another figure they had in their parts warehouse, this figure would have been definitive. See what we mean 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

Canadian Toys R Us Special Event March 22nd!

Posted by Paul | March 20, 2013 at 01:56 PM EDT |

JTA Canadian reader Jamie writes in with some cool news for our other Canadian readers! Moonlight madness, discounts and a whole lot more await our friends up North. Click through for details!

Review: Republic Fighter Tank - SW [Y/AOTC] - Class II Vehicle

Posted by Paul | March 20, 2013 at 09:01 AM EDT |

Hear us complain one last time about the ill-fated newly approached Class II assortment. We finish up looking at the three vehicles in this line (in the "Yoda" packaging) by checking out just how wrong things went with the Republic Fighter Tank. It's all for you to see in our Research Droids Reviews today. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Republic Fighter Tank

Visual Guide Update - Pre Vizsla (CW08) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | March 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM EDT |

Pre Vizsla is governor of Concordia, the moon orbiting Mandalore. Vizsla appears to support peace and criticizes the Death Watch, a violent group of Mandalorians who want to return to their warrior past. But when Obi-Wan discovers that Vizsla is actually the leader of the Death Watch, the governor tries to silence the Jedi in a duel – darksaber to lightsaber. Catch up on one of the coolest figures from The Clone Wars in our Visual Guide below, and read our detailed report of this figure in our Research Droids Review!

Pre Vizsla (CW08) - The Clone Wars

Review: Wicket - OTC - OTC #17

Posted by Paul | March 19, 2013 at 07:42 AM EDT |

If you had to choose one figure that looked blatantly dated in The Original Trilogy Collection, you'd probably pick Wicket. Good for representing the OT, but not good for aesthetics or articulation, see why we think a totally different candidate may have worked better in the line in our Research Droids Reviews today. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Wicket

Star Wars Action News - Episode 385: C-3PO Is Happy To See You

Posted by Chuck | March 18, 2013 at 10:14 PM EDT |

The stores are full of the same ol', same ol', not because there are no new Star Wars action figures but because the stores are so full of 2012 figures that Hasbro is only shipping the new 2013 figures to other countries. If you want the 2013 Yoda carded Clone Wars and Movie Heroes figures American Star Wars collectors need to buy from Canada or Germany at considerable expense in shipping and surcharges. Is it worth it? Marjorie and Arnie have the final wave of Clone Wars figures in hand from a Canadian seller, and review each figure on this week's Star Wars Action News! Listen to find out if these repacks, repaints, and retools are worth your bounty.

Cancelled 2012 Comic Con The Clone Wars DVD Multipack?

Posted by Paul | March 18, 2013 at 05:54 PM EDT |

While searching the latest deals at Toys R Us, we came upon The Clone Wars figures with "Not For Sale" stickers covered up by new bar codes. We found something very peculiar when we scanned this barcode at the Price Finder. Click through to see what we did.

UPDATE: Mystery solved.

Review: R2-D2 - OTC - OTC #12

Posted by Paul | March 18, 2013 at 09:16 AM EDT |

It probably can be said that except for a few scene-specific "outfit changes" that R2-D2 looks the same both in the Prequel and Original Trilogy. Check out the 2004 flavor (based on a 2000 sculpt) in our Research Droids Reviews on this figure today. Starting out life as an Episode I interpreation, Hasbro used the figure again to represent its appearance from Episdoe IV. 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.

R2-D2

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | March 18, 2013 at 09:07 AM EDT |

DorksideToys.com writes in with new updates including awesome clearance and new The Walking Dead action figures! Click through for more!

The Final The Clone Wars Wave Showing Up At Amazon.com

Posted by Chuck | March 17, 2013 at 11:20 PM EDT |

The prices are pretty much the same as most overseas etailers, but you might do better on the shipping, and this does offer another alternative to those hunting down this final wave. Click through to see what Amazon has to offer and keep checking since the pricing and availability is sure to fluctuate...

        

It's Sort Of Back Already! New BOGO At TRU!

Posted by Paul | March 17, 2013 at 07:41 AM EDT |

It's back from a certain point of view! Through March 23rd, Toys R Us is running Buy One Get One 50% off all Star Wars action figures vehicles and role play items. They're just back up to full price now.

UPDATE: We are hearing from readers that stores are still running the $4.99 sale for Star Wars basic figures. Let us know what you find.

Review: Lando Calrissian - OTC - OTC #37

Posted by Paul | March 17, 2013 at 12:16 AM EDT |

The 2004 Lando Calrissian in his general gear still looks fantastic today. Some collectors even prefer him to 2011's TVC release. What will you feel after checking out our Research Droids Reviews on this figure 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

The Vintage Collection Returns (For A Little While Longer....)

Posted by Paul | March 17, 2013 at 12:11 AM EDT |

After going on clearance and completely disappearing altogether at many TARGET locations, TVC returns to store shelves across the country. JTA moderator Bombadgungan provides proof that The Vintage Collection is back (for now) under the same DPCI number ending in 1351.

2013 The Clone Wars Figures Hit Mexico!

Posted by Paul | March 16, 2013 at 08:10 PM EDT |

JTA reader Carlos Arturo Gomez L. from Mexico writes in to let us know that The Clone Wars wave as well as other "Yoda" products are hitting his homeland now! He writes "Hey JTA! I just wanted to let you know that the last TCW wave is already hitting retail in mexican stores. Unfortunately when I got to my local Aurrera, which is the store where these figures are showing up, it was too late, there were only a couple of figures left. Luckly I'll be able to find the rest of the wave tomorrow in another store. MTFBWY!" Keep sending us those international reports!

How Did You Make Out With The $5 Toys R Us Sale?

Posted by Paul | March 16, 2013 at 02:53 PM EDT |

It's the last day to get TVC figures at TRU for $5, but many of our readers are striking proverbial gold. JTA reader Bryan L. shows his gratitude with a store report on what he found! We hope many more of you had success! Let us know in our comments!

Review: General Madine - OTC - OTC #36

Posted by Paul | March 16, 2013 at 08:16 AM EDT |

The 2004 General Madine action figure got released twice that same year. The second release has nicer paint operations however. We still need a defintive update to this figure, but see in our Research Droids Reviews why this one isn't exactly "bad". 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 Madine

Custom Action Figure News State Of Collecting Podcast!

Posted by Paul | March 16, 2013 at 08:09 AM EDT |

My friend good friend Dan Curto and I joined Lucas Clones and Tamer from Imperial Shipyards on their Custom Action Figure News podcast. This special podcast focused on the state of collecting. We had a blast and now you can listent to it also. Click through to listen!

Geekadelphia.com Reviews The Ultimate Action Figure Collection

Posted by Paul | March 16, 2013 at 07:58 AM EDT |

My friend Chris Cummins at Geekadelphia.com has reviewed The Ultimate Action Figure Collection! Definitely check it out!

Review: Han Solo [AT-ST Driver Disguise] - OTC - OTC #35

Posted by Paul | March 15, 2013 at 12:36 PM EDT |

You might have overlooked the fact that Han Solo [AT-ST Driver Disguise] is technically an Expanded Universe action figure. See how we come up with that assertion 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.

Han Solo

Jedi Temple Archives Celebrates Nine Incredible Years On The Web!

Posted by Paul | March 15, 2013 at 08:45 AM EDT |

We are a day late posting this (we'll blame the ides of March), but we just celebrated our 9th birthday yesterday. We wanted to thank our readers, moderators and staff for everything they do and we look forward to all of the exciting things the Star Wars universe will bring us in the very near future. Browse our News Archives to see where we started and where we've gone over the last nine years.

Visual Guide Update - Savage Opress (CW02) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | March 14, 2013 at 10:17 PM EDT |

Savage Opress is another (deserving) repack in the final wave of The Clone Wars figures. You can see the full details in our Visual Guide below, and read about what makes him different from his previous releases in our Research Droids Review...

Savage Opress (CW02) - The Clone Wars

Sponsor Announcement: Lynx Collection New Empire Poster

Posted by Chuck | March 14, 2013 at 10:09 PM EDT |

The folks at Lynx Collection have unveiled their latest poster design, base on The Empire Stikes Back. Click through to check it out (hint, it is very cool!)

A Look Back At Season Five of The Clone Wars

Posted by Paul | March 14, 2013 at 09:33 PM EDT |

JTA reader and resident The Clone Wars expert Michael Taber asked to write a summary and critique of the final season of The Clone Wars. Click through to read Mike's assertions, feelings and overall synopsis and future of this wonderful franchise.

What Comes After The Deleted Scenes Wave? Yeah, You Know!

Posted by Paul | March 14, 2013 at 09:10 PM EDT |

Well, this makes more sense than not based on what's happening at retail at the moment. But it really does look like 2012 is turning out to be a near-identical carbon copy of 2012, but with better distribution. Click through to read a store report from JTA reader JG in NJ at Toys R Us. You'll want to pay attention to this one! Keep in mind that these are STILL NOT the "greatest hits" TVC assortments.

It's Like 2012 All Over Again At Every Last Retail Location!

Posted by Paul | March 14, 2013 at 08:59 PM EDT |

JTA reader Corey has an interesting report from Walmart. See what you can make out of it! Click through to check it out!

Republic Commando Boss Variation

Posted by Paul | March 14, 2013 at 08:52 PM EDT |

Our friends at JediDefender.com are reporting a variation of the Republic Commando Boss figure in their forums. Click through to check it out! (Image is from Jayson Krebsbach at Yakface.com.)

Sideshow Collectibles Chewbacca PF Figure Pre-sale is Live!

Posted by Chuck | March 14, 2013 at 05:22 PM EDT |

The pre-order for the Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Chewbacca is now live! Click through to place your order and see an extended preview gallery!

Review: Savage Opress - SW [Y/AOTC] - The Clone Wars (CW02)

Posted by Paul | March 14, 2013 at 05:26 AM EDT |

Another repack, Savage Opress finally is released again properly with his signature lightsaber. See him complete for another time 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.

Savage Opress

Visual Guide Update - Clone Commander Cody (CW07) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | March 13, 2013 at 10:11 PM EDT |

Fan favorite Clone Commander Cody gets a re-release in the latest (and final) wave of The Clone Wars. Click below to check out the 2013 version (slightly different) and see how he stacks up against last year's release. You can also read our thoughts on this figure and vote in our Research Droids Review poll right here!

Commander Cody (CW07) - The Clone Wars

Gentle Giant Ltd. Releases Information On Jumbo Vintage IG-88!

Posted by Paul | March 13, 2013 at 06:34 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant Ltd. solicits the awesome Jumbo Vintage Kenner IG-88! Click through to ogle this beautiful collectible!

2013 Yoda/AOTC Case Assortments In Stock And Good Pricing!

Posted by Paul | March 13, 2013 at 06:19 PM EDT |

Canadian online retailer CMD reports in to let us know that they have both the 2013 The Clone Wars and Movie Heroes figures in the Yoda/Attack Of The Clones line look. Click the left image for The Clone Wars case assortment and the right image for the Movie Heroes assortment.

 

Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | March 13, 2013 at 06:11 PM EDT |

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

The 2010 Imperial AT-AT For Under $25? Yup!

Posted by Paul | March 13, 2013 at 06:09 PM EDT |

JTA UK reader Nick Buxton found an incredible deal on eBay for the 2010 SW [SOTDS] Imperial AT-AT.You must check out this incredible story by clicking through!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | March 13, 2013 at 06:04 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Clone Commander Cody - SW [Y/AOTC] - The Clone Wars (CW07)

Posted by Paul | March 13, 2013 at 06:01 AM EDT |

The animated Clone Commander Cody (phase II) gets another chance at international retail. The figure inadvertently has some changes from the 2012 version, but they're barely noticeable. See what we mean 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.

Clone Commander Cody

Visual Guide Update - Darth Maul (CW08) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | March 12, 2013 at 11:09 PM EDT |

Following our earlier review, check out the Visual Guide for the (now carded) Darth Maul (with the cybernetic legs). Click below to check him out!

Darth Maul (CW08) - The Clone Wars

How To Disassemble 2010's SW [SOTDS] Imperial AT-AT

Posted by Paul | March 12, 2013 at 05:19 PM EDT |

Do you remember this news post? (It was originally published HERE.)

We once saw on a fan site how to put the 2010 SW [SOTDS]/The Vintage Collection Imperial AT-AT back into the box. It was almost like an online manual. A reader of ours needs this tool so he can disassemble his and pack it away for moving. If you are aware of this online source, could you email usplease with a link? Thank you!

Thank goodness for our News Archives, because JTA reader John M.S. came across this post a year after the fact and writes in with the answer! Click through for his very helpful information!

Review: Darth Maul - SW [Y/AOTC] - The Clone Wars (CW08)

Posted by Paul | March 12, 2013 at 08:07 AM EDT |

The long-awaited single-carded cybernetic Darth Maul has arrived, but only for international collectors. With some sleuthing we managed to secure a sample. See how the factory screwed ours up and also see why you'll want to track down this cool looking figure if you don't have it already. 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 Maul

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | March 12, 2013 at 07:58 AM EDT |

Still plenty of time to enter and win a complete set of each figure in wave three, free! Help us celebrate the forthcoming G.I Joe movie by entering our competition. Some great competition entries received already! Check them out and get entering! Does it come across that we love G.I. JOE? Good, because we do! Great articulated figures, with great accessories! Head to our store to see plenty of in stock, classic Joe's and pre-orders available. (Keep an eye on our hot seller in the form of the new 2013 Basic series six set and the Ultimates!).  Also, The Walking Dead arrive! Click through for more!

ToyzMag.com Reports 2013 TCW Product Hits + Cool Contest

Posted by Paul | March 12, 2013 at 07:49 AM EDT |

Our friends at ToyzMag.com are reporting that the 2013 "Yoda" The Clone Wars figures have hit France. They also are running a contest. If you recall, France celebrated the last week for the Star Wars toys exhibition in Paris, so Hasbro France and ToyzMag have teamed up to offer a cool give away for their French readers. Click HERE to check that out too!

Visual Guide Update - Captain Rex (CW04) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | March 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM EDT |

Captain Rex is our next featured figure from the 2013 The Clone Wars wave. Click below to examine the latest version of our favorite Captain, and make sure to read our in-depth review right here! We've teamed up with our friends at Yakface.com to round out our daily coverage, so make sure to stop by and check out their gallery too!

Captain Rex (CW04) - The Clone Wars

Star Wars Action News - Episode 384: Bishoujo and Jocasta Nu

Posted by Chuck | March 11, 2013 at 06:57 PM EDT |

With few new Hasbro Star Wars toys showing up in stores, Star Wars collectors and podcast hosts Marjorie and Arnie must look online to build their collection. On this week's podcast, they review two new mail-order additions to their collection! First, they review the Brian's Toys exclusive Jocasta Nu action figure from Hasbro. Then they look at the first statue in Kotobukiya's new Star Wars Bishoujo line—Jaina Solo.

Sponsor Announcement: Lynx Collection

Posted by Chuck | March 11, 2013 at 06:53 PM EDT |

Empire Stikes Back fans will like the latest offering from The Lynx Collection! Click through to check out this cool TESB themed t-shirt...

Cancelled From A Certain Point Of View!

Posted by Paul | March 11, 2013 at 01:35 PM EDT |

Wow! That was fast. Check out the update from StarWars.com regarding the future of The Clone Wars!

Star Wars As We Know It Is Over!

Posted by Paul | March 11, 2013 at 09:37 AM EDT |

OK, that's definitely a bit dramatic, but check out this article quote that good friend Chris Swanksi from BanthaSkull.com directed us to and see if your stomach doesn't quiver. I have to say I pretty much agree with Chris' sentiments. Click through to check it all out. The article certainly illuminates part of the reason for the cancellation of The Clone Wars as well (should you decide to infer such things).

Yakface And JTA Present: TCW Captain Rex (CW04)

Posted by Paul | March 11, 2013 at 05:59 AM EDT |

Yakface.com and JediTempleArchives.com are excited to team up together and present our readers with a comprehensive look at figures from the final wave of the animated The Clone Wars line. If you count each wave beginning with the inaugural 2008 wave, would you believe that this marks the 29th wave overall? Amazing how far we've come and how terribly sad that we've finally reached the end.

Today we look at Captain Rex together. Be sure to check JTA’s Research Droids Review and study our Visual Guide on the figure by clicking the banner below, but also check out Yakface.com's Toyguide HERE. We have provided for you an incredibly complete look at these awesome figures that sadly won't be coming to American collectors, unless a miracle happens. (We don't expect a miracle.) Enjoy!

Another Crazy Store Report - TVC Wave 16 Remnants Found!

Posted by Paul | March 10, 2013 at 10:42 PM EDT |

The final wave of The Vintage Collection continues to make its way into various USA retail locations. JTA reader flamingtoilet has another fascinating store report for you to read. But this new location also has other much older Star Wars action figures as well. It's actually quite a head scratcher! Click through for details!

Visual Guide Update - Anakin Skywalker (CW03) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | March 10, 2013 at 10:30 PM EDT |

Our mini-marathon continues featuring the 2013 The Clone Wars figures. Next up is Anakin Skywalker, another figure in this wave getting a makeover from a previously released figure. Click below to check out our Visual Guide, and if you missed our review make sure to check it out right here! After you are done perusing the Archives stop by Yakface.com and check out this figure in their Toyguide as we continue our multi-site effort to bring you full coverage of these figures!

Anakin Skywalker (CW03) - The Clone Wars

RiptApparel.com To Sell Limited Fettator T-Shirt Tomorrow!

Posted by Paul | March 10, 2013 at 10:20 PM EDT |

Attention Star Wars and Predator fans. RiptApparel.com will be placing their original Fettator T-shirt on sale tomorrow! Click through for details!

Ended "The Clone Wars" Has!

Posted by Paul | March 10, 2013 at 07:24 PM EDT |

The Clone Wars television show has indeed been cancelled. It makes complete sense now why Hasbro has ended the animated action figure line as well. Our friends at JediNews.co.uk have the full story. Click through to read their report. Whether is ends up on another network run by Disney remains to be seen, but extremely doubtful. Leave your thoughts in our comments!

Excellent Tamashi C-3PO Video Review

Posted by Paul | March 10, 2013 at 01:53 PM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com have put together a new format of video reviews and the first product getting this special treatment is Tamashi's C-3PO. Check out this stunning collectible in this new and informative video review format!

The Lucasfilm, LTD. approved Jedi Temple Archives promo cards are available for only 16 more days. This is your last chance and then we are closing the auctions down for these. We've kept these out there for the past few months on a recycling auction for those that couldn't make it to Celebration VI, and it's time to close down the auction. It ends in 16 days and then we'll be done distributing these. If you want to pick up a cool JTA collectible, make sure to stop by and check it out. These are priced to cover just the expenses. Last chance JTA fans! After this we'll distribute whatever is left during any contests or events only.

Yakface And JTA Present: TCW Anakin Skywalker (CW03)

Posted by Paul | March 10, 2013 at 08:06 AM EDT |

Yakface.com and JediTempleArchives.com are excited to team up together and present our readers with a comprehensive look at figures from the final wave of the animated The Clone Wars line. If you count each wave beginning with the inaugural 2008 wave, would you believe that this marks the 29th wave overall? Amazing how far we've come and how terribly sad that we've finally reached the end.

Today we look at Anakin Skywalker together. Be sure to check JTA’s Research Droids Review and study our Visual Guide on the figure by clicking the banner below, but also check out Yakface.com's Toyguide HERE. We have provided for you an incredibly complete look at these awesome figures that sadly won't be coming to American collectors, unless a miracle happens. (We don't expect a miracle.) Enjoy!

Visual Guide Update - R2-D2 (CW05) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | March 09, 2013 at 08:13 PM EDT |

R2-D2 gets a new look for the 2013 The Clone Wars line. Click below to check out the Visual Guide of this Build A Droid style version, and read our complete analysis in our Research Droids Review! And, in a coordinated effort with our friends at Yakface, you can also check out more images and details in their complete Toyguide.

R2-D2 (CW05) - The Clone Wars

Yakface And JTA Present: TCW R2-D2 (CW05)

Posted by Paul | March 09, 2013 at 07:29 AM EDT |

Yakface.com and JediTempleArchives.com are excited to team up together and present our readers with a comprehensive look at figures from the final wave of the animated The Clone Wars line. If you count each wave beginning with the inaugural 2008 wave, would you believe that this marks the 29th wave overall? Amazing how far we've come and how terribly sad that we've finally reached the end.

Today we look at R2-D2 together. Be sure to check JTA’s Research Droids Review and study our Visual Guide on the figure by clicking the banner below, but also check out Yakface.com's Toyguide HERE. We have provided for you an incredibly complete look at these awesome figures that sadly won't be coming to American collectors, unless a miracle happens. (We don't expect a miracle.) Enjoy!

Visual Guide Update - Obi-Wan Kenobi (CW01) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | March 08, 2013 at 09:05 PM EDT |

Next up for the 2013 The Clone Wars figures is Obi-Wan Kenobi (CW01). Click below to see what changes were made to this figure in our detailed Visual Guide, and if you missed our earlier review make sure to stop by and check it that out too! When you are finished checking out JTA's coverage stop by Yakface.com to take a look at their Toyguide as we continue our coordinated effort to break down these new figures.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (CW01) - The Clone Wars

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | March 08, 2013 at 08:59 PM EDT |

Check out the Zappy STAP Scooter over at Brian's Toys! This rare and unique scooter is depicted after the Battle Droid S.T.A.P. in Episode I: The Phantom Menace.  Steve Sansweet recounts the scooter in his Star Wars: 1,000 Collectibles book.

The Gentle Giant 12" Boba Fett (Rocket-Firing) jumbo figure has arrived, and while quantities are limited, more are due to arrive next week.  Don't forget to peruse the Attakus section as there is a giant sale going on.  You sure find some bargains on some neat statues.

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

Brian's Toys

Yavin Ceremony Medal Bearer To Be Released In The Hasbro Line?!

Posted by Paul | March 08, 2013 at 06:29 PM EDT |

That's what JTA reader and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope actor Derek Lyons just informed us! He has posted in our 2007 TAC Rebel Honor Guard (30 10) review that he has been notified that VOREN NA'AL, the Medal Bearer from the Yavin Ceremony will see life in the Hasbro 3.75" line as early as 2014! If you aren't aware, Derek Lyons played a Rebel Honor Guard and the character seen on the right in the image below in Star Wars Episode IV!

The Vortex Pulls It In, The Vortex Spits It Out!

Posted by Paul | March 08, 2013 at 04:41 PM EDT |

JTA reader Gemini from El Salvador has a very perplexing store report. Always claiming that his portion of the universe is where all misfit Star Wars merchandise ends up, he sends us further proof to state his claims. Click through to see the latest.

Yakface And JTA Present: TCW Obi-Wan Kenobi (CW01)

Posted by Paul | March 08, 2013 at 06:29 AM EDT |

Yakface.com and JediTempleArchives.com are excited to team up together and present our readers with a comprehensive look at figures from the final wave of the animated The Clone Wars line. If you count each wave beginning with the inaugural 2008 wave, would you believe that this marks the 29th wave overall? Amazing how far we've come and how terribly sad that we've finally reached the end.

Today we look at Obi-Wan Kenobi together. Be sure to check JTA’s Research Droids Review and study our Visual Guide on the figure by clicking the banner below, but also check out Yakface.com's Toyguide HERE. We have provided for you an incredibly complete look at these awesome figures that sadly won't be coming to American collectors, unless a miracle happens. (We don't expect a miracle.) Enjoy!

Visual Guide Update - 501st Legion Clone Trooper (CW06) - TCW

Posted by Chuck | March 07, 2013 at 08:52 PM EDT |

We continue our coverage of the final The Clone Wars wave of figures with 501st Legion Clone Trooper (CW06) Visual Guide, working in tandem with Yakface.com to bring you a complete look at these figures. Click below to view our Visual Guide, and visit our Research Droids Review posted earlier today for an in-depth look at this figure.

501st Legion Clone Trooper (CW06) - The Clone Wars

Sideshow Collectibles Chewbacca PF Figure Pre-sale Next Week

Posted by Chuck | March 07, 2013 at 05:29 PM EDT |

The Sideshow Collectibles Chewbacca Premium Format figure goes up for pre-order next week. Click here for a sneak peek!

Sponsor Announcement: The Lynx Collection

Posted by Chuck | March 07, 2013 at 05:12 PM EDT |

If you've been thinking about picking up some of the cool posters offered by The Lynx Collection now might be a great time! They are currently having a sale on their 11x17 prints. Click any option below, and then add coupon code FJM10 to get an additional 10% off of your order!

2 for $25                     6 for $60

Kmart AT-ST Driver And Ewok Two-Packs Found For $5.50 Each!

Posted by Paul | March 07, 2013 at 01:23 PM EDT |

We told you yesterday that the Kmart exclusive Special Action Figure Sets have begun going on clearance. Now JTA reader Kevin P. writes in to let us know that his local store in White Plains, NY has them down to $5.50 each! You better make that road trip! Thank you Kevin for the confirmation! Click through for his report!

We have already received questions from our American readers on where Yakface.com and JediTempleArchives.com secured The Clone Wars figures for our collaboration. We both purchased them from Paul Allen at OrderSixtySixToys.co.uk. Paul provided incredible customer service and shipped them very quickly to us. The prices are very reasonable too. Be sure to check out what he has left at the site and also follow OrderSixtySixToys.co.uk on Facebook too.

Yakface And JTA Present: TCW 501st Legion Clone Trooper (CW06)

Posted by Paul | March 07, 2013 at 08:59 AM EDT |

Yakface.com and JediTempleArchives.com are excited to team up together and present our readers with a comprehensive look at figures from the final wave of the animated The Clone Wars line. If you count each wave beginning with the inaugural 2008 wave, would you believe that this marks the 29th wave overall? Amazing how far we've come and how terribly sad that we've finally reached the end.

Today we look at the 501st Legion Clone Trooper together. Be sure to check JTA’s Research Droids Review and study our Visual Guide on the figure by clicking the banner below, but also check out Yakface.com's Toyguide HERE. We have provided for you an incredibly complete look at these awesome figures that sadly won't be coming to American collectors, unless a miracle happens. (We don't expect a miracle.) Enjoy!

Sideshow Cancels C-3PO Life Size Bust 2.0!

Posted by Paul | March 06, 2013 at 05:25 PM EDT |

If you recall, during the summer of 2011, Sideshow Collectibles showed off a second version of the C-3PO Life-Size Bust. The link to this article is HERE. This second interpretation of C-3PO was to sport a shiny and clean finish as compared to the Tatooine-battered first version. We have just learned that Sideshow Collectibles has cancelled production on the second version. They were unable to replicate the finish that they advertised so ultimately had to cancel the piece. Many collectors were hoping to secure this piece with the second version since the first piece has been sold out for a while now and only available on Wait List. With only 750 pieces made, if you're interested in this collectible, click HERE to place your Wait List order. What a shame. We were really looking forward to a clean version of C-3PO. And it's not often that Sideshow Collectibles ever cancels an officially announced item like this! If you need to be persuaded, check out our full gallery of this beautiful piece in our Research Droids Reviews right HERE.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | March 06, 2013 at 03:59 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

Kmart Begins Marking Down AT-ST Driver And Ewok Two-Packs!

Posted by Paul | March 06, 2013 at 11:44 AM EDT |

With thanks to our spies for the head's up (in February we alerted you that this was imminent and our original report can be found HERE), JTA moderator PaulB writes in to confirm that the Kmart Special Action Figure Sets (the AT-ST Drivers and Ewoks) have begun getting marked down. His local store had no signage, but they still scanned at $11.00 each. Good luck and let us know what you encounter at your local Big K.

2012 SW [TPM 3D] Captain Rex [Phase II] (CW13) Variation

Posted by Paul | March 06, 2013 at 11:17 AM EDT |

JTA reader Xo tica alerts us to a neat Captain Rex (phase II) variation. There are quite a few enhancements that Hasbro made to the figure that have clearly flown under the radar. Click through to read about these newly documented details. The question is which version do you have?!

   

Review: Lando Calrissian - OTC - OTC #32

Posted by Paul | March 06, 2013 at 05:52 AM EDT |

One of the finest figures from 2004 is Lando Calrissian, a figure you had two opportunities to purchase in two different packaging styles. But one line look is a lot better than the other. Besides, Lando received slightly tighter paint operations the second time around too. See what we're talking about 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

No Mercy For The Currently Disadvantaged!

Posted by Paul | March 05, 2013 at 05:36 PM EDT |

JTA reader Rob C. writes in with an incredible report from the UK. (Do you have any empathy for our American pain, Rob?) We are only kidding. Thank you for your report!

Walmart Puts The New Hasbro Twelve Inch On Clearance Already?

Posted by Paul | March 05, 2013 at 05:31 PM EDT |

Of course Murphy's Law would work against me as I find a potentially "breaking" news story, so I am going to need our reader's help for confirmation. (I left my cell phone at home today so I couldn't snap visual proof.) To my "expected" surprise, I found the new 12" figures on clearance at my local Walmart for $10.00 flat. Any Walmart price ending in "00" means clearance price, or it has in the past. (Every other Hasbro item ended in .96.) If I remember correctly, I thought the price of these were $12.96. If anyone out there can help confirm that this is true in their area too, please let us know!

Ewok Landscaping Diorama From Celebration VI!

Posted by Paul | March 05, 2013 at 05:22 PM EDT |

Our friend Frank Diorio has a great new video from Celebration VI showing off the awesome Ewok Landscaping diorama that was done there. Click through to check it out!

2013 The Clone Wars Hits Spain!

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

JTA reader from Spain, PackoM, writes in to gloat about find the new The Clone Wars figures in his hometown. Click through to read his report! Remember that you can stalk these figures on eBay by clicking THIS LINK.

Review: TIE Fighter Pilot - OTC - OTC #21

Posted by Paul | March 05, 2013 at 06:06 AM EDT |

Do you need your TIE Fighter Pilot to be super-articulated, or just able to sit in the seat of a cockpit? That is probably the best way to assess this figure. See what the figure offers 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.

TIE Fighter Pilot

Star Wars Action News - Episode 383: A Wave-Full of Yakface

Posted by Chuck | March 04, 2013 at 08:26 PM EDT |

For fans of Star Wars 3.75-inch figures the news is bad. No new figures will be shipping for months, rumors of Target removing all Star Wars items from their toy aisles abound, and the last wave of Clone Wars figures can only be found in Germany and Canada. On this episode of Star Wars Action News, your hosts Marjorie and Arnie run down the state of collecting, and discuss how far they are willing to go in search of these new figures.

Review: IG-88 - OTC - OTC #27

Posted by Paul | March 04, 2013 at 06:16 AM EDT |

Hasbro had some difficulty making modern IG-88 action figures look much different than the 1980 Kenner figure. But that's because the vintage Kenner figure was such a great action figure. The obvious choice to repackage for The Original Trilogy Collection was a figure from 2000's Power Of The Jedi line. It's the topic of our Research Droids Reviews today. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

IG-88

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | March 03, 2013 at 06:45 PM EDT |

We are giving away a complete set of each figure in wave three, free! Help us celebrate the forthcoming G.I Joe movie by entering our competition. Some great competition entries received already! Click through for a lot more!

Review: Bossk - OTC - OTC #28

Posted by Paul | March 03, 2013 at 07:52 AM EDT |

It's often funny how packaging can make a figure look better than it is. Well, it does in the case of Bossk from The Original Trilogy Collection at least. See what we mean 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

Hasbro: "Too Bad, So Sad"

Posted by Paul | March 02, 2013 at 07:42 PM EDT |

It's hard to believe we have reached an era with regards to our Hasbro Star Wars collecting that an image like this (see it after clicking through) is such a sight for sore eyes. A "brand new" wave of figures with lots of new parts but repeat characters is hardly something that would suck the air out of the room, but that's how starved the USA market has become for good (and new) product at retail. Before you get too excited, this image is from Canada, but we thank JTA reader Jamie D. for rubbing it in nonetheless. :)

Review: Greedo - OTC - OTC #22

Posted by Paul | March 02, 2013 at 05:52 AM EDT |

This Greedo may not be super-articulated, but it may be the best looking Greedo ever. See what carefully applied paint operations can do for an older sculpt 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.

Greedo

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | March 01, 2013 at 09:59 PM EDT |

Set your sights on the long anticipated eFX Collectibles Imperial TIE Fighter model.  eFX went above and beyond to ensure this model would be the most accurate replica of this iconic starship.  You can pick one up today over at Brian's Toys.

Also new in this week's Brian's Toys newsletter are new Star Wars Angry Birds toys, Gentle Giant Jumbo Cantina Playset, and a bunch of new Vintage AFA graded figures.  The Jumbo Cantina Playset does not come with figures, but you can still pick up the Blue Snaggletooth and Greedo which are still in stock.

Tons of great stuff is in the Vintage section this week, specifically the Loose AFA section.  An incredibly rare Lili Ledy Bib Fortuna (Red Cape) figure is available and AFA graded 80.  Other loose highlights include a U90 C-3PO and Death Star Droid.

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

Brian's Toys

Review: C-3PO - OTC - OTC #13

Posted by Paul | March 01, 2013 at 05:58 AM EDT |

What a fine figure the Millennium Minted Coin C-3PO figure is. It's so good that Hasbro reissued C-3PO in The Original Trilogy Collection. But are you aware of its roots? We lay it all 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.

C-3PO


 
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