Sandtrooper (SL10) - Hasbro - Legacy Collection (2009)
Return to the Main Jedi Temple Archives Home Page


April 2013

Star Wars Day at Amazon: Tech Gadgets Galore!

Posted by Chuck | April 30, 2013 at 09:13 PM EDT |

Gear up for Star Wars Day with some Star Wars tech! Amazon.com has a cool collection of tech gadgets prepped and ready to celebrate May the Fourth. Click through to check them out!

See The May 3rd LEGO The Red Five X-wing Fighter NOW!

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2013 at 05:24 PM EDT |

Our good friends at JediNews.co.uk have a full review of the LEGO Red Five X-wing Fighter (#10240) that is to be released May 3rd. Get an awesome sneak peek at it now!

A New The Clone Wars Story Arc Announced!

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

One more story arc has been revealed over at USA Today. This new story arc will focus on Plo Koon discovering the secrets of Sifo-Dyas. That's brings us up to at least three story arcs, with the Clovis and Order 66 stories already announced as "bonus content." Click through for the complete USA Today story!

Beginning Tomorrow: 21 Days Of The Original Trilogy

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2013 at 12:46 PM EDT |

The month of May just has this overall Star Wars vibe to it, doesn't it? On top of Star Wars Fans' official holiday (May the Fourth Be With You), all six Star Wars films have been released in May as well. Beginning tomorrow and for the next 21 days we will be celebrating this in our own special way by focusing on Original Trilogy products in our Research Droids Reviews, most of which have been released in "vintage styled" packaging. Be sure to come back for this run of reviews. We would also like to thank you for being patient with us during our Mini Bust marathon. We realize that format isn't for everyone, but you've made it a success nonetheless.

Review: Jango Fett [Version 2] - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2013 at 08:22 AM EDT |

Hey, do you want to check out one of the best human likenesses in the Mini Bust line? Then be sure to look at the Jango Fett [Version 2] Mini Bust gallery. Not only do you get a spitting image of Temura Morrison, you also get an interchangeable helmeted portrait as well (which for some bizarre reason has been chromed making the human portrait the better one)! 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.

Jango Fett (Mini Bust)

The Clone Wars Season 4 Overview Sneak Peek....

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2013 at 08:14 AM EDT |

JTA reader and resident The Clone Wars expert Michael Taber is gearing up to release his Season 4 synopsis. Click through for a sneak peek of what's coming soon!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2013 at 08:10 AM EDT |

More great news in from Dorkside Toys! Click through to see the latest pre-orders and recently arrived stock! New GI Joe, The Walking Dead and DC Universe! Oh, and don't forget about their clearance section too!

Toledo Mud Hens Chewbacca Jersey

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2013 at 08:01 AM EDT |

The Force will be with the Toledo Mud Hens next weekend. The Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers recently revealed the jerseys that they'll be wearing for their series next weekend, and they truly look like they are from a universe far, far away. As you'll see above, the Mud Hens' uniforms are Chewbacca-themed, perhaps a first in professional sports. At first glance they look pretty ugly, but are they so hideous as to be beautiful? Decide for yourself. The themed jerseys, which will be auctioned off for local charities after the game, are just one part of the Mud Hens' Star Wars tribute. Click through for more information!

2013 Rancho Obi-Wan Membership Kits!

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2013 at 07:52 AM EDT |

The Rancho Obi-Wan 2013 membership kits are finally ready! Kits include a thank you letter, a personalized membership card signed on the back by Steve and year's patch, which features art exclusively done for Rancho Obi-Wan by French artist Benjamin Carré. We hope you will consider becoming a member this year as a show of support for Rancho Obi-Wan's mission of inspiration. Memberships, most of which may be tax-deductible, can be purchased here.  Click through for more!

Awesome Toys R Us Facebook Coupon!

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2013 at 07:48 AM EDT |

With special thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for posting this news, Toys R Us has a Facebook coupon with deep discounts. We have posted this offer on our Facebook page as well. Click though to redeem!

Visual Guide Update - Savage Opress (CW59) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | April 30, 2013 at 07:02 AM EDT |

Savage Opress is magically strengthened by the witches of Dathomir and trained by Count Dooku in lightsaber combat and the ways of the dark side. Dooku sends Opress on a mission to kidnap the king of Toydaria, but when the Jedi intervene, Opress wields his double-bl`aded lightsaber with devastating results. Click below to check out the complete Visual Guide for this figure, based on his appearance in The Clone Wars (Season 3 Episode 13: Monster). You can also check out our complete review of this figure right here!

Savage Opress (CW59) - The Clone Wars

Star Wars Action News - Episode 390: C2E2 with Jeffrey Brown

Posted by Chuck | April 30, 2013 at 06:57 AM EDT |

This past weekend was the C2E2 convention in Chicago, Illinois. In its fourth year, C2E2 has grown to fill an entire hall at McCormick Place. With no major stars like Val Kilmer and John Cusack to headline, the star wattage was a little bit dimmer, but that doesn't mean there wasn't tons to do at the con. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, hosts Arnie, Marjorie, and Johnathan are joined by Chris, Sarah, and Yakface.com's Jayson live on the C2E2 floor! Listen as they run down their impressions of the convention, with tons of Star Wars collecting! From vintage finds to modern, high end and low end, plus custom items like coffee mugs and art, they discuss it all.

Review: Darth Malak - Mini Bust (Celebration IV Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | April 29, 2013 at 06:01 AM EDT |

Here is a work of art! It's a shame that the Darth Malak Mini Bust didn't see widespread distribution. Find out why 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 Malak (Mini Bust)

Visual Guide Update - Savage Opress (CW55) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | April 28, 2013 at 03:54 PM EDT |

Savage Opress is a dangerous assassin whose strength and abilities are enhanced by the Nightsisters, mysterious witches on the planet Dathomir. Opress uses menacing battle axes to deliver death and destruction at the command of Count Dooku and the Sith Lord's former agent Asajj Ventress. Click below to view our Visual Guide for CW55, and revisit this figure in our complete review!

Savage Opress (CW55) - The Clone Wars

Review: Mara Jade - Mini Bust (Indianapolis Gen Con Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2013 at 12:41 AM EDT |

Expanded Universe characters always have a strong supporting audience. Mara Jade my be one of the biggest EU characters of all time. See the Mara Jade Mini Bust 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.

Mara Jade (Mini Bust)

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2013 at 12:11 AM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys writes in with an exciting update, new pre-order items and awesome clearance items! Click through to be in the know!

Ahsoka (CW44) Much?!

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2013 at 03:22 PM EDT |

If this doesn't make you want to move to Sweden for Star Wars collecting reasons, nothing will. While found at multiple Swedish TRUs, it's still unreal that this figure is making repeat appearances even in 2013. Click through for JTA reader Mats J.'s hardly believable store report!

The 2013 The Clone Wars Figures Trending Down?

Posted by Chuck | April 27, 2013 at 01:31 PM EDT |

The final wave (Yoda/AOTC) of The Clone Wars figures are starting to creep down in price. Make sure to stay on top of these so you can catch them in the price range you are willing to pay. Quite a few have gone for as low as $12.99, and one pair even went for under $10. If you don't want to mess with picking these up auction-by-auction, this seller has had several auctions for the set of 9 for about $17.50 each after shipping. A little high, but still better than what they have been going for.

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | April 27, 2013 at 09:54 AM EDT |

Brian's Toys is taking pre-orders on the recently announced Darth Malgus sixth scale figure from Sideshow Collectibles. Also available for pre-order is the new Marvel Universe wave which features Captain America, Elektra, Rhino, and Mysterio!

On this week's newsletter, check out the restocks on Gentle Giant mini busts, statues, and 12" Jumbo figures as well the Marvel Universe Wave 17.  Tons of Vintage ROTJ & ESB Carded figures have been added, but the major highlight is a rare Double Telescoping Luke AFA 80 loose figure.

To see this and more, visit Brian's Toys.

Brian's Toys

Review: Blackhole Stormtrooper - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2013 at 06:38 AM EDT |

It's the negative to the Stormtrooper and one of the oldest Expanded Universe characters there is. Learn why the Blackhole Stormtrooper Mini Bust is nicer than the regular Stormtrooper (and only 10% as available) 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.

Blackhole Stormtrooper (Mini Bust)

Darth Malgus Takes Center Stage

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2013 at 04:54 PM EDT |

It's certainly been all about Darth Malgus lately. So we guess that means it makes sense why but he is STILL arriving at TARGET. We consistently receive reports of that this figure makes repeat appearances at this retail chain. This is doubly good news because this wave also includes the elusive Imperial Navy Commander too! Click through for a few recent reports!

Visual Guide Update - Obi-Wan Kenobi (CW40) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | April 26, 2013 at 10:50 AM EDT |

Obi-Wan battles the enemies of the Republic as war expands across the galaxy. The Jedi General continues his hunt for General Grievous and leads diplomatic missions to far-flung worlds. Whether he is battling droids or negotiating with potential allies, Obi-Wan is resolute in his fight to save the Republic. Click below for a detailed look at this all-new version of Obi-Wan Kenobi from The Clone Wars. While a nice improvement to the original, see why we didn't give it top marks in our Research Droids Review.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (CW40) - The Clone Wars

Battle Droid Prototype?

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2013 at 06:12 AM EDT |

Another interesting Hasbro figure hits eBay. Listed as a prototype, see this Battle Droid figure in more detail by clicking through.

Review: Stormtrooper - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2013 at 05:28 AM EDT |

Even at 10K pieces, the Stormtrooper Mini Bust was one of the fastest to completely sell out. Interestingly, significant tweaking was needed before its release to consider the piece perfect. Find out why 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.

Stormtrooper (Mini Bust)

TARGET.com Has Good Sale Price On MTT

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2013 at 09:52 PM EDT |

Cherished Swedish reader Mats J. writes in to let our American readers know that the MTT is on sale for $72.99 at TARGET.com! Whether you like the PT or not, this is a fun vehicle and definitely worth this price! On a related note, they're (TARGET) scalping collectors on the Wolfpack Battalion four-pack. (They are selling it for $48.49 at the moment!)

Cancelled Build A Droid FA-4 Hits eBay - Is That Box Set Soon TBA?!

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2013 at 09:39 PM EDT |

JTA reported first from NY Toy Fair that Hasbro would be releasing a box set of the Build A Droids that were meant to be part of the 2013 Legacy Collection that is now officially cancelled. Nothing further has been announced, but one of the figures, FA-4, has hit eBay which in our opinion means something is definitely in the works! Click through to see this exciting figure! Special thanks to JTA reader Peakob1 for alerting us to this auction.

Brown Snake Yoda Is Not Only Short In Stature....

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2013 at 07:14 PM EDT |

It's also short in supply! Check those inboxes PGMs! We have just learned that Gentle Giant Ltd. doesn't have enough units of the PGM exclusive Brown Snake Yoda Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure for all that pre-ordered it. They have alerted all those affected via email. You may have to wait as long as July before you receive yours. If you received a processing notice instead, you should be in the clear.

Will This Become The Norm?

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2013 at 05:33 PM EDT |

We may just see more and more of this kind of stuff as the Star Wars line wanders aimlessly and ultimately goes to pot, (sorry if that's harsh, but we're a little jaded at the moment), but click through to see what JTA reader Chris H. found locally!

   

Toys R Us Sale Running Through Saturday

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

JTA moderator PaulB writes in to remind readers that TRU is running a sale for a few more days. Find out more by clicking through!

Take One More Good Look Here! HTF Figures Still Available!

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2013 at 05:19 PM EDT |

eBay seller HobbyStock has added a few more items to his listing of auctions and sale prices remain in effect. We'd encourage you to take one more gander at what he has to offer before the sale ends!

Sideshow Collectibles Darth Malgus Pre-order is Live

Posted by Chuck | April 25, 2013 at 04:21 PM EDT |

The much anticipated Darth Malgus pre-order is now open! Click through to place your order!

J.J. Abrams

Writer's Block for Michael Arndt? Say It Isn't So!

Posted by Chuck | April 25, 2013 at 09:15 AM EDT |

Click through for a humorous look at what it takes to write the highly anticipated Episode VII...

Review: Jawas - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2013 at 05:47 AM EDT |

There are times when artistic license takes a Star Wars character to an exciting new interpretation, sometimes becoming more interesting than what appeared in the film. The Jawas Mini Bust set gives collectors a screen accurate Jawa and one that was "just off screen". But the latter is the better one. Do you want to know why? Then click through for its assessment 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.

Jawas (Mini Bust)

Be In The Know With This Toys R Us Coupon!

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2013 at 07:03 PM EDT |

Now that the news has broken that the Toys R Us exclusive AT-AT will be arriving imminently at your local store, JTA reader Frank writes in with a special coupon you're going to want to know about! Click through for more information!

Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2013 at 01:12 PM EDT |

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

UPDATE: Endor AT-AT SKU And UPC Information!

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2013 at 01:09 PM EDT |

Dan at StarWarsCollector.com writes in to let our readers know the UPC and SKU of the American release of the TRU exclusive TVC Endor AT-AT. Click through for his report.

Review: Tusken Raider - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2013 at 05:57 AM EDT |

What do you do when the effort that went into a Mini Bust is better than how it actually turned out? That's how we feel about the Tusken Raider Mini Bust. He has a bit of a multiple personality disorder going on we feel. Click through to see how we explain this 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.

Tusken Raider (Mini Bust)

The American TVC Endor AT-AT TRU Exclusive Hits eBay!!!

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2013 at 04:52 PM EDT |

It has arrived! And sooner than we all expected it! JTA reader Jonathan T. alerts us that the Endor AT-AT Toys R Us exclusive has hit eBay! It's officially in the USA! Definitely check out this auction for a ton of photos so you can check it out up close. Click the image below to check out more details! We would also like to thank our friends at Yakface.com again for breaking the news of this item's official release date.

UPDATE: The MSRP (not the eBay price) is $129.99. Not bad! We thought it would be much worse!

JediNews.co.uk Reveals Two New Jakks Pacific Figures....

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2013 at 01:24 PM EDT |

Our good friends at JediNews.co.uk have received info from their spies that both a 501st Legion Clone Trooper and Shock Trooper are planned for the Jakks Pacific line. Click through for the full report.

Malgus And Company Still Arriving At TARGET

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2013 at 01:16 PM EDT |

JTA reader Steve J. from Hollywood California writes in to confirm that the Darth Malgus wave is still hitting. Click through to read his report.

Unpunched TARGET Exclusives At Your Local Goodwill

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2013 at 11:15 AM EDT |

JTA reader Alexander G. writes in with an interesting store report at his local Goodwill. Click through to read his full report! Find a way to get the Star Wars stuff you need while helping out a great cause!

Clone Trooper Draa Now Cheaper on eBay and Amazon

Posted by Chuck | April 23, 2013 at 08:51 AM EDT |

In response to our recent Clone Trooper Draa Visual Guide update, a reader brought to our attention that this figure has significantly dropped in price on the secondary market. While once hard to find under $40, Draa can now ba had on both Amazon.com and eBay anywhere between $13-$20. If you are still in the market for this figure be sure to check both eBay and Amazon.com to see if it falls within your price range!

  

Review: Qui-Gon Jinn - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2013 at 06:01 AM EDT |

The likeness of actor Liam Neeson portrayed in the Qui-Gon Jinn Mini Bust is really impressive. It flew under the radar, but see why you'll want to consider it for your collection in Research Droids Reviews today. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Qui-Gon Jinn (Mini Bust)

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2013 at 05:57 AM EDT |

JTA Sponsor Dorkside Toys writes in with another plethora of great deals and exciting new products! Click through for the full report!

Get Your Own Kit Fisto Variant Via Obi-Wan Kenobi (VC31)

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2013 at 05:46 AM EDT |

Wow! What a day yesterday, huh, with regards to that Kit Fisto variant? While there are still silly skeptics out there, you too can own the Obi-Wan Kenobi (VC31) figure that displays the variant ROTS Kit Fisto card. Check out this eBay link to be brought to auctions for this figure. If the reverse of the card back isn't shown, email the seller and ensure that the card back had date stamp 11871. This date stamp has the Kit Fisto variation. Special thanks to JTA reader 3frenchhens for alerting us to this idea.

    

The Kit Fisto (VC29) Variation That Never Was....

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2013 at 06:36 PM EDT |

I am a proud fan of Kit Fisto. He is unequivocally my favorite Prequel Trilogy character. And if you've been reading with any regularity here at JTA, you know that I personally have hounded Hasbro about the packaging to the gorgeous The Vintage Collection figure (VC29). It's action figure perfection! But its packaging is not perfection as Hasbro accidentally sourced this figure to Attack Of The Clones (gasp!). (This particular figure is based on his appearance in Revenge Of The Sith instead.) It always bugged me that collectors went ape-crazy over calling the VC13 figure as "Anakin Skywalker" because he was really dubbed "Darth Vader" at that point in the film (and Hasbro catered to those whiners), but a huge glaring error like the Kit Fisto one was barely criticized by fans and pleading to Hasbro to correct it went unheard. Or did it? I wasn't silent. In fact, I even asked Hasbro during a late Q&A session the following: (read more....)

  

Sponsor Announcement: K&C Collectibles

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2013 at 11:31 AM EDT |

K & C Collectibles has received the exclusive Mynock Hunt Han Solo mini-bust from Gentle Giant and a new Boba Fett Billfold.  We also added some Battle Packs from 2008 and 2009. Click through for the complete list!

Here We Go Again.... Already!

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2013 at 11:13 AM EDT |

The Hasbro line is in complete disarray. JTA reader Ben H. writes in to let us know that he found 2013 product at a discount chain already! While it would be fair to note that the Yoda line look was dead before it even began, we just hope that it doesn't prevent new product from arriving. Heaven help us if these products put a halt to the future. Click through for his report!.

Family Of Richard LeParmentier Needs Your Help

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2013 at 10:58 AM EDT |

See if you can help the family of Richard LeParmentier track down the owners of these pieces of artwork. Click through for more information.

Visual Guide Update - Clone Troope Draa (CW35) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | April 22, 2013 at 10:52 AM EDT |

Clone trooper Draa fights battle droids on Geonosis. Draa is part of a Republic mission to destroy a Separatist droid factory. Under the command of Jedi General Luminara Unduli, Draa fights the droids with an arsenal of weapons including a blaster pistol, blaster rifle, and missile launcher. You can check out our full Visual Guide below, and, as always, don't forget to visit our complete write-up of this figure in our Research Droids Review!

Clone Trooper Draa (CW35) - The Clone Wars

More Discover The Force Stuff Ends Up At Discount Chains....

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2013 at 10:49 AM EDT |

JTA moderator Bombadgungan has found the Discover The Force Dewback and Vulture Droid at ROSS. Click through for his report

Review: Plo Koon - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2013 at 06:24 AM EDT |

The Plo Koon Mini Bust is a near exact replica to the Plo Koon character seen in Attack Of The Clones. We are just a little curious why Gentle Giant sourced him to Revenge Of The Sith instead. Are you? See us break it down in our Research Droids Reviews today. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Plo Koon (Mini Bust)

Here Come The Naboo Starfighter Store Reports!

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2013 at 07:48 AM EDT |

Last night we broke the news that the Naboo Starfighter is showing up at Gordmans department store. You paid attention and are finding these vehicles across the Midwest states. As a result, here come all of the Naboo Starfighter store reports! Hopefully a similar store will pick these up for collectors who live on the East and West coasts! (We imagine at worst more reasonably priced aftermarket prices will result from this). Click through to read a great story from JTA reader Luke W. who had an initial scare that was thankfully quickly resolved!

UPDATE: JTA reader Dan D. writes in to let readers know what the SKU number is to track this vehicle down. He writes "I just got back from hitting up my local Gordmans. They kept one of the Naboo Starfighters on hold for me. SKU # 101411661 for anyone needing to track one of these down. Thanks for the tip by the way!"

Review: Han Solo (In Stormtrooper Disguise) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2013 at 07:31 AM EDT |

The Han Solo (In Stormtrooper Disguise) Mini Bust comes with a "removable helmet" (from a certain point of view). Check it 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.

Han Solo (In Stormtrooper Disguise) (Mini Bust)

BREAKING NEWS: 2012 SW [TPM 3D] Naboo Starfighter Found!!!

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2013 at 07:23 PM EDT |

With extra special thanks to JTA reader Sean B. for breaking this news for us, we are thrilled to report that the 2012 SW [TPM 3D] Naboo Starfighter is hitting Gordmans, a department store chain in the Midwest. This vehicle assortment is marked and rings up $19.99 each. They have almost 100 stores in 18 states. Click HERE to see if there is a location near you! (Click HERE for visual proof....)

Review: Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2013 at 06:18 AM EDT |

The Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) Mini Bust is another gorgeous Mini Bust. Check it 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.

Luke Skywalker (In Stormtrooper Disguise) (Mini Bust)

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | April 19, 2013 at 08:53 PM EDT |

Brian's Toys Newsletter this week features two new Gentle Giant 12-inch jumbo figures of Walrus Man and Hammerhead.  The Gamorrean Guard figure is back in stock as well.  Also featured this week is new artwork from ACME Archives by artists Cliff Chiang and Steve Thomas.

Also new this week is a MOTU Classics Snake Face and several Star Wars 12-Back figures, including a white hair Ben Kenobi. For more from this week's newsletter including restocks of Star Wars vehicle toys and Marvel Universe figures visit Brian's Toys!

Brian's Toys

Rare Battle Droid (MH22) Movie Heroes Figure Hits eBay!

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2013 at 02:16 PM EDT |

The 2012 Movie Heroes Battle Droid (MH22) (the tan one) makes a rarer than rare appearance on eBay! Click through to see if you're one of the few collectors who will actually own this action figure. JTA brought you the very FIRST LOOK at this figure and keyed you in on the fact that it's a very fun action figure indeed. Now see if it's worth owning one! Could you imagine if these start showing up at TJ Maxx or Ross soon?!

Philadelphia Union Presents: May The Force Be With Doop!

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2013 at 11:26 AM EDT |

Philadelphia Union announced today that the club will host Star Wars Day during the May 4th match against Seattle Sounders at PPL Park. The game, a 4:00 p.m. kickoff, will feature interactive games, contests and promotional giveaways in conjunction with the iconic film series created by George Lucas. Special thanks to JTA reader, friend and sports-related source Matt Soltysik for the head's up! Click through to read the rest of the story as well as check out the exclusive (and quite awesome) Yoda T-shirt that will be available on that day!

Review: Darth Vader - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2013 at 05:26 AM EDT |

Darth Vader (based on his Episode V appearance) was the first Original Trilogy Mini Bust ever made. It still looks awesome. See it up close and personal in our Research Droids Reviews today. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Vader (Mini Bust)

Darth Malgus 1:6 Scale Figure Formally Teased!

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2013 at 09:24 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles formally teases the much-anticipated Darth Malgus one-sixth scale figure! Check it out!

Even Kimmel Cannot Get Harrison Ford To Leak Any Info!

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2013 at 05:20 PM EDT |

Harrison Ford refuses to answer questions about Episode VII! Click through to see this very hilarious video!

Canada Continues To Go Green!

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2013 at 10:36 AM EDT |

JTA reader Plastic Empire writes in to let Canadian readers who haven't seen the Yoda packaged figures yet know that they are still arriving. Click through for his very thorough report.

Review: Boba Fett - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2013 at 08:49 AM EDT |

One of the best Mini Busts Gentle Giant Ltd. has ever done was from 2003. The Boba Fett Mini Bust is absolute perfection. See why 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.

Boba Fett (Mini Bust)

Patton Oswalt And His Star Wars Filibuster

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2013 at 08:46 AM EDT |

Patton Oswalt guest stars on a future episode of Park And Recreation and spouts off his own Star Wars filibuster. This is very funny folks and if you don't watch the show, this may make you set your DVRs! Check it out! Special thanks to JTA reader David K. for directing our attention to this very entertaining video!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | April 18, 2013 at 06:59 AM 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

Episode VII In 2015 - Then A New Film Every Summer Afterwards!

Posted by Paul | April 17, 2013 at 03:29 PM EDT |

It was announced at CinemaCon in Las Vegas today the future of Star Wars films. In short, the first Sequel trilogy film comes in 2015 with a new film EVERY summer afterwards! Click through for the full story at ComingSoon.net!

Review: IG-88 - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 17, 2013 at 05:21 AM EDT |

It's pretty cool that polystone can be used to replicate metal. The IG-88 Mini Bust is a perfect example. See why you should purchase this excellent interpretation of this fan favorite bounty hunter 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.

IG-88 (Mini Bust)

Richard LeParmentier Passes Away

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2013 at 07:56 PM EDT |

It is deep sadness that we announce the death of Richard LeParmentier, just one of the men who we saw Darth Vader choke in Star Wars. He was better known as Admiral Motti to fans.

New Developments: The Fate Of The Vintage Collection At Walmart

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2013 at 07:22 PM EDT |

JTA has acquired some new information on Walmart's plans to carry The Vintage Collection in their stores. "Greatest Hits" waves? Well, this is open for further interpretation. Click through to see the latest plans!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2013 at 05:58 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys writes in with another exciting newsletter of the latest products that have arrived or are up for pre-order! Click through and see what they have for you this time!

Review: Chewbacca (Mynock Hunt) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2013 at 09:35 AM EDT |

The original Chewbacca Mini Bust was great, but the Chewbacca (Mynock Hunt) Mini Bust is even better! See why 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.

Chewbacca (Mynock Hunt) (Mini Bust)

Star Wars Action News - Episode 388: Animated Ewok Attack

Posted by Chuck | April 15, 2013 at 08:52 PM EDT |

Star Wars fandom in early 2013 is full of highs and lows. While Hasbro idles, awaiting the release of new product later this year, and Disney continues to restructure their new purchase by closing LucasArts, other Star Wars licensees continue on! On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie look at a couple of Star Wars collectible makers that offer exciting new products in this slow period of collecting.

Review: Princess Leia Organa (Hoth) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2013 at 05:58 AM EDT |

The Princess Leia Organa (Hoth) Mini Bust is essentially perfect except for her portrait. We're not exactly sure why Gentle Giant Ltd. has been struggling with human likenesses so much lately. Listen to this discussion and more in our Research Droids Reviews today and ponder with us why a plunge in interest exists in this very awesome line. 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 Organa (Hoth) (Mini Bust)

The Sticker Should Actually Read Anywhere BUT Walmart!

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2013 at 08:53 PM EDT |

After getting unofficially canned at Walmart (with Hasbro telling us that they were shipped to Walmart), the third wave of DVD sets started showing up at ROSS and TJMAXX. Now look what is showing up at discount retailer Tuesday Morning. The Walmart stickers likely mean that they did arrive at Walmart but were then pawned off elsewhere. While this is definitely cool, we really want to see them get more of The Vintage Collection show up at Tuesday Morning instead! Special thanks to JTA moderator PaulB for this report!

HobbyStock Lowers Prices Again On Some Great Loose SW Figures!

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2013 at 08:41 PM EDT |

ARC Trooper Commander from the rare ARC Troopers Battle Packs set for $2.99? TVC R2-D2 (VC24) for $2.99? The Clone Wars Captain Rex phase II for $2.99? The Blu-ray Commemorative SA Episode I Battle Droid for $2.99? TVC Odd Ball for $5.99? The Build A Droid K-3PO for $5.99? Yup! eBay seller HobbyStock has all this and A TON more! They just lowered their prices again! Please note that they have the same figures listed multiple times with different prices, so pay close attention! Click HERE to check out all of the Star Wars figures they have to offer!

eBay Darth Sidious (VC12) Update!

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2013 at 08:13 PM EDT |

If you recall, a little while ago we posted a link to an eBay seller who was selling the 2010 TVC Darth Sidious (VC12) figure loose for a very reasonable price (our original story can be found HERE). It has since gone up in price (you can see the auction HERE), but collectors often wonder about the quality of these "throw-away" action figures. If you're curious, JTA reader Cody B. has the answer for you. Click through to read his recent discovery.

      

You Look Different Than What We Remember, General Lando!

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2013 at 07:56 PM EDT |

It appears that the Mexicans are learning the egregiously bad habits of the Americans. Look what JTA reader Horacio from Mexico found. Click through for his report.

    

The Vintage Collection Is On Sale At Meijers

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2013 at 07:39 PM EDT |

JTA moderatpr PaulB writes in to let readers know who have Meijers in their area that they are running a sale on The Vintage Collection figures. Click through for the proof.

Review: Han Solo (Bespin) - PGM Exclusive Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2013 at 07:53 AM EDT |

You know that there has been a deep drop in collector base when PGM exclusive edition sizes are below 500 pieces. Even a popular character like Han Solo (Bespin) can't even draw an audience. See this nice Mini Bust in our Research Droids Reviews today and ponder with us why a plunge in interest exists in this very awesome line. 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 (Bespin) (Mini Bust)

Something Is Definitely Missing Alright....

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2013 at 01:53 PM EDT |

I haven't been out on too many toy runs lately, but I had to pick up a few things at TARGET so I went an extra mile out of my way to see what was growing on the shelves of a local Walmart. Things like this easily annoy me. The kicker? I saw this same exact figure hanging on the pegs in 2012 in this same exact manner, evidence that employees and managers just don't care or are just too lazy. It probably was the red one too, darn it!

Aaaylaa Securaa: What? Is There An Overabundance Of Something Here?

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2013 at 01:41 PM EDT |

We either whine way too much, or we just don't step up to the plate when Hasbro does. I don't mean to sound insensitive to collectors who claim to have never found the 2010 Aayla Secura wave from the red phase of The Clone Wars line, but the reissue is plaguing many stores in the Philly area. It's not like the reissue was overshipped, so did it really need to be reissued at all? Let's also not forget JTA moderator PaulB's report of this mess way back in September of 2012. What gives?

Review: Shock Trooper (with Bust-Ups Micro Bust) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2013 at 07:06 AM EDT |

The Shock Trooper Mini Bust (with Bust-Ups Micro Bust) was our first taste at Gentle Giant's phase II clone trooper sculpt. A Convention Exclusive (and an American San Diego Comic Con Exclusive), it didn't really meet initial demand, See where it's at today 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.

Shock Trooper (Mini Bust)

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | April 12, 2013 at 04:10 PM EDT |

The Brian's Toys newsletter is blanketed with all new items.  Place your pre-order for the recently announced items from Gentle Giant including 12" Jumbo Vintage Dengar, 4-LOM and Grand Admiral Thrawn and Luke Snowspeeder Deluxe mini busts.

A great selection of Vintage Star Wars vehicles and playsets are also included on the newsletter.  Collectors will want to jump for another rare loose Vinyl Cape Jawa or the AT-AT Walker (ESB) vehicle.  For the kids, the Angry Birds Millennium Falcon Bounce Game from Hasbro has been added to the site.

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

Brian's Toys

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi (In Clone Trooper Armor) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2013 at 07:41 AM EDT |

It wasn't often when Gentle Giant delved into realistic interpretations of characters from Tartakovsky's Clone Wars micro-series, but they didn't hesitate when it came to Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Trooper Armor. Check out this Mini Bust in detail and discover how many collectors were able to score this for only $25 directly from Gentle Giant Ltd. 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 (In Clone Trooper Armor) (Mini Bust)

Grand Admiral Thrawn Mini Bust Goes Up For Pre-order!

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2013 at 08:38 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant Ltd. finally puts up the recently revealed Grand Admiral Thrawn Mini Bust up for pre-order as well!

4-LOM And Dengar Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures Up For Pre-Order!

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2013 at 08:34 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant Ltd. also announces the 4-LOM (which is really Zuckuss in the vintage Kenner line) and Dengar Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures are up for pre-order too! They also allude that Zuckuss isn't far behind!

   

Gentle Giant Reveals Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder Pilot) Mini Bust!

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2013 at 08:29 PM EDT |

Yes! Gentle Giant Ltd. has just announced the second Luke Skywalker Mini Bust based on his appearance in The Empire Strikes Back. See the awesome Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder Pilot) Mini Bust concept!

Sponsor Announcement: Join DASH and Win

Posted by Chuck | April 11, 2013 at 05:58 PM EDT |

It’s been a while, but I’m Corey and I’m here with a new DASH update! This time it’s short and sweet. We have a new contest that expires tomorrow, and it’s super easy to enter and win. Just register for a free membership on DASH before Saturday and you’ll be randomly entered to win the incredible video game action figure prize pack seen below. The full contest details are in the image right here!

Collector DASH Action Figures

Review: Galactic Marine - Mini Bust (Forbidden Planet Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2013 at 06:18 AM EDT |

There aren't that many collectible formats of the Galactic Marine believe it or not for Star Wars collectors to purchase, but Gentle Giant ensured they added their own Mini Bust take on the character to accompany the previously released and very awesome Commander Bacara Mini Bust a year earlier. (But where is Ki-Adi-Mundi?). See the Forbidden Planet exclusive Galactic Marine Mini Bust 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.

Galactic Marine (Mini Bust)

Thank You Fans... JTA Reaches Another Milestone on Facebook!

Posted by Chuck | April 10, 2013 at 09:52 PM EDT |

A big thanks to all our fans who have supported us on Facebook! We've reached another milestone tonight at 3500, and hope to keep growing! Next stop: 4,000! If you haven't liked us yet, what are you waiting for?

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | April 10, 2013 at 09:41 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

TVC TRU Exclusive Endor AT-AT American Release Date Revealed!

Posted by Paul | April 10, 2013 at 06:12 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have done some deep digging and received confirmation of the official release date of the Toys R Us exclusive Endor AT-AT. Click through to find out when you can expect this cool behemoth!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

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

Research Droids Reviews Recap

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

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

Imperial Navy Commander In Stock At TRU.com!

Posted by Paul | April 10, 2013 at 10:56 AM EDT |

You won't find this figure on TRU.com by searching for "Star Wars vintage" or anything else, so use this link to secure your very own Imperial Navy Commander! He is in stock as of this posting! Special thanks to JTA reader Jason P. for letting us and you know!

  

Review: Anakin Skywalker (Episode III) - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 10, 2013 at 05:32 AM EDT |

Human likeness are a bit difficult to attain, but Gentle Giant Ltd. did a fine job with 2008's SDCC exclusive Anakin Skywalker (Episode III) Mini Bust. We go through all of the details 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.

Anakin Skywalker (Episode III) (Mini Bust)

Visual Guide Update - Infantry Battle Droid - Mini Busts

Posted by Chuck | April 09, 2013 at 10:08 PM EDT |

Roger, roger! Tonights Visual Guide update features the Infantry Battle Droid Mini Bust from Gentle Giant. Check out this complete guide below, and check out our full review right here.

Infantry Battle Droid - Mini Busts

Hurry! Darth Malgus In Stock For $14.99 On Amazon + FREE Shipping!

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2013 at 05:59 PM EDT |

Hurry! Darth Malgus is in stock at Amazon.com for only $14.99 and ships FREE! Special thanks to JTA reader Corey for the notification!

  

UPDATE: The $14.99 Darth Malgus has SOLD OUT. It's back up to $24.99

Review: Infantry Battle Droid - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2013 at 06:01 AM EDT |

The Infantry Battle Droid Mini Bust is done up very nicely, but they went through a lot of unneccessary work just to make it say "roger, roger". Check this beauty out, but see why we wish they left out the electronics altogether 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.

Infantry Battle Droid (Mini Bust)

Visual Guide Update - Muftak and Kabe - Mini Busts

Posted by Chuck | April 08, 2013 at 08:48 PM EDT |

Gentle Giant gives us another two-pack of Mini Busts, this time featuring the cantina aliens Muftak and Kabe. Click below to check out our Visual Guide of this great set!

Muftak and Kabe - Mini Busts

Review: Muftak And Kabe - Mini Busts

Posted by Paul | April 08, 2013 at 05:34 AM EDT |

Hm, does Gentle Giant Ltd. copy what Hasbro does? We have noticed a few similarities, like the Muftak And Kabe Mini Bust set for example. This excellent two-pack gives collectors two new cantina patrons in one fell swoop. See these excellently done 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.

Muftak And Kabe (Mini Bust)

Visual Guide Update - Wicket W. Warrick - Mini Busts

Posted by Chuck | April 07, 2013 at 09:57 PM EDT |

Everyone loves Ewoks, right? Gentle Giant finally realized that and released the most popular one of all: Wicket W. Warrick. Click below to see how they did with this Mini Bust, and see how he fared with us in our Research Droids Review!

Wicket W. Warrick - Mini Busts

Wow! eBay Seller HobbyStock Discounts Some Great Figures!

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2013 at 05:34 PM EDT |

Wo! eBay seller HobbyStock has a ton of Star Wars action figures, many from The Clone Wars and The Vintage Collection series on sale! Many are less than $5 each! Click through and see if you can use anything that they're offering! Great deals indeed!

2012 Class II Vehicles Hit Discount Chains....

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2013 at 04:44 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that 2012 Battle Packs and Class II vehicles are arriving at Discount chains like TJ Maxx and the like. Click through for ther full report. Does this mean we could be seeing the immiment release of the Naboo Starfighter wave in this manner? We sure hope so, because we need to buy a fleet of them!

Sponsor Announcement: K&C Collectibles

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2013 at 04:31 PM EDT |

K & C Collectibles is offering all customer a 10% OFF coupon.  The coupon is valid starting today April 7th through April 11th, 2013. The coupon code is SPRING2013. The minimum order amount is $30.00 to activate the coupon. They have added a lot of product to the site.  Click here for a complete list. Click through for more information!

The Clone Wars (2008-2013) - The Basic Figures

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2013 at 12:53 PM EDT |

Yes, we're still grieving the loss of The Clone Wars toy line. But in order to fully come to terms and embrace its end completely, we must pay homage to it. We will pay homage to it by providing comprehensive overviews of the products Hasbro released for us during its powerful 5 year run. First up are the basic figures. We have organized them in order by release date and waves from the beginning (2008) to the end (2013). There is very little to read, so this is a visual commentary. Click through to see the wonder and excitement Hasbro brought to kids and collectors alike. And also see how easy it would have been for them to give us some very easy rereleases and repaints to help allow the line to go out with a bang. As always, leave your fond memories and opinions in our comments by clicking through because your opinions matter most.

Review: Wicket W. Warrick - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2013 at 07:22 AM EDT |

Uh-oh. Gentle Giant Ltd. delved into the Ewok species for its Mini Bust line. You know what that means: more Ewoks are inevitable now. You should know that they did a fine job on Wicket W. Warrick, but they did't make enough of him because the Mini Bust is impossible to find today. Learn more about this little fur ball 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 W. Warrick (Mini Bust)

Kmart Report: 2013 12 Inch Figures For $5.00

Posted by Paul | April 06, 2013 at 10:57 PM EDT |

JTA reader JH writes in to let us know that he found the 2013 12" figures on sale at Kmart for $5.00 each. We do not know how widespread this is yet, but if you're remotely interested in these, this is the best price on the market at the moment. If you're running out for toys, you may want to see what Kmart has too. Click through for his report.

Malgus-Buying Braggarts Keep Sending In Store Reports!

Posted by Paul | April 06, 2013 at 10:50 PM EDT |

We can now add Arkansas to our list of Malgus wave store reports. JTA reader Brian eagerly sends in his chance to brag and we congratulate him on his incredible find! Click through for his report!

Visual Guide Update - Kit Fisto - Mini Busts

Posted by Chuck | April 06, 2013 at 06:23 PM EDT |

We continue our Gentle Giant run of updates with a look at Kit Fisto, also featured in todays Research Droids Review. Click below to check out our fully detailed Visual Guide.

Kit Fisto - Mini Busts

New Droid Factory Display Opens At Once Upon A Toy

Posted by Paul | April 06, 2013 at 05:24 PM EDT |

Attractions Magazine has a cool new photo that shows off the brand new Droid Factory attraction at Once Upon A Toy at Walt Disney World. Check it out!

Review: Kit Fisto - Mini Bust (Don't Judge Him By The Promo Images!)

Posted by Paul | April 06, 2013 at 06:39 AM EDT |

We will never judge a Mini Bust by early promotional images again. If we had solely relied on them, we would have never purchased Kit Fisto. He looks nothing like he does in those images (thank goodness). See what he actually looks like in our photo gallery! Also, do you believe that Gentle Giant Ltd. made the same exact error as Hasbro with their Episode III interpretation of Kit Fisto? It's true. The source and bio description on the box say Attack Of The Clones but the sculpt is clearly Kit Fisto as he appears in Revenge Of The Sith. See all of this and more explained 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.

Kit Fisto (Mini Bust)

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | April 05, 2013 at 10:08 PM EDT |

A collection of Vintage 12-back AFA graded figures is available over at Brian's Toys.  This collection includes 12 Back-A's of Leia, small head Han Solo, and Luke! Other 12-backs include Chewbacca, R2-D2, and Ben Kenobi.

The eFX Collectible Stormtrooper PCR Helmet, Luke X-Wing Helmet,  and the Luke ROTJ stunt saber have been restocked.  The Gentle Giant Aurra Sing mini bust and 12" Jumbo Cantina Playset have also been stocked up with new lower prices.

With the new release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation in theatres, the new Wave 3 featuring Joe Colton, Lady Jaye, Cyber Ninja and more is available.  Quantities are limited, so visit http://www.brianstoys.com to get yours now!

For more from this week's newsletter, jump over to Brian's Toys.

Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update - Nien Nunb - Mini Busts

Posted by Chuck | April 05, 2013 at 07:35 PM EDT |

We are following up todays review with the Visual Guide for Nien Nunb, as featured below. Be sure to check out what this collectible has to offer in our detailed guide, and read our full report in our comprehensive review. This dynamic duo of information will tell you everything you need to know about the Nien Nunb Mini Bust!

Also of note... we have been hard at work bringing another licensee into our new Visual Guide format: Gentle Giant! We've started converting some of our guides to this new format, including Aayla Secura, Shaak Ti, Boba Fett (McQuarrie Concept) and more! Be sure to stop by the Gentle Giant page to see what's new (almost every guide beyond 2008 is in the new format). We didn't stop there though, we've also add brand new galleries to several of the Gentle Giant Mini Bust reviews, including Aayla Secura, Oola and Airborne Trooper. There's plenty to look at so start clicking!

Nien Nunb - Mini Busts

Sponsor Announcement: New Star Wars Posters at Lynx Collection

Posted by Chuck | April 05, 2013 at 07:16 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Lynx Collection has several brand new Star Wars sets to choose from. Click through to check them all out!

Malgus And Company Literally Hitting Hard Everywhere!

Posted by Paul | April 05, 2013 at 05:05 PM EDT |

JTA reader Salim (and others) have sent in more proof of just how hard the Darth Malgus wave is hitting all over the country. We are getting reports from Ohio, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Maryland, Oregon and Texas. You have to be seeing these figures by now, or the leftovers. Click through for Salim's report!

How Old Your Sculpt Is, Amidala!!

Posted by Paul | April 05, 2013 at 04:58 PM EDT |

JTA moderator Sjefke has reported one of the most bizarre finds we have seen to date. Click through for the drama. This one is strange.

Roleplay Items Hit Nice Discounts At Some Walmarts

Posted by Paul | April 05, 2013 at 04:47 PM EDT |

JTA moderator PaulB writes in to let us know that his local Walmart has generously discounted some roleplay items, most notably the Electronic Helmets. Click through to see his find.

Review: Nien Nunb - Mini Bust

Posted by Paul | April 05, 2013 at 05:49 AM EDT |

Here we go again! Is it finally time to accept that the red-suited Sullustan B-wing pilot is actually Nien Nunb, and that he changed outfits when he joined up with Lando Calrissian as his co-pilot for the attack on the second Death Star? The Nien Nunb Mini Bust is excellent, but it will certainly start up another wave of controversy. (For the record, we believe it's him also.) We still want to see the Millennium Falcon co-pilot version of him too, Gentle Giant, so get cracking! See this neat interpretation of this fan favorite character 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.

Nien Nunb (Mini Bust)

Quick Q And A For Older Kmart Exclusives

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2013 at 08:26 PM EDT |

JTA reader Eric G. found something he considered interesting at his local Kmart. We have the answer for him and a little fact you many not know about, so click through to find out!

Congratulations Adam Pawlus On A Column Well Run!

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2013 at 08:10 PM EDT |

It wasn't a mean April Fools' joke. Adam Pawlus from GalacticHunter.com has indeed ended his long-running Figure Of The Day column at 2,034. He ended it with the perfect character: BoShek. He and that figure have quite a history. You already know this if you've been reading Adam's column for years. Anyway, JTA heartily congratulates him on his impressive body of work he's written and while we're sad to see it end, we know new and exciting things are forthcoming. Congratulations Adam! We'll miss checking in on this column daily!

The Phantom Menace Menace

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2013 at 05:23 PM EDT |

Will this never end? There is always a price for collectors to pay it seems anymore. Collecting comes conditional instead of unconditional. It's quite frustrating. Look at the mess that is gathering and clogging pegs all over again in my area. The sad thing is I bet your area isn't that much different than mine. Déjà vu? I think not.

Sideshow Collectibles Commander Wolffe Pre-order is Live!

Posted by Chuck | April 04, 2013 at 03:41 PM EDT |

Pre-order for the awesome Sideshow Collectibles 1:6 Scale Commander Wolffe is up! Click through to get him!

What Is Your Verdict On The New Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Padawan)?

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2013 at 01:12 PM EDT |

What is your verdict on the brand new Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Padawan) figure by Sideshow Collectibles? I have already read comments ranging from "awesome" to "it looks nothing like Ewan McGregor" (huh?). Let us know in our comments and be sure to check out our full assessment of this beauty in our Research Droids Reviews!

        

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Padawan) (AMAZING Lightsaber Effect)

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2013 at 08:24 AM EDT |

Well, Sideshow Collectibles just released their greatest Order Of The Jedi figure to date with an amazing light-up lightsaber option that is brilliant beyond measure. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Padawan) is the greatest 1:6 Scale Figure from the Order Of The Jedi line to date. See why you need to start collecting these figures stat 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 (Jedi Padawan)

Entertainment Earth Scout Trooper Ewok Attack Available

Posted by Chuck | April 04, 2013 at 08:01 AM EDT |

In stock and ready to ship: The Entertainment Earth exclusive Scout Trooper Ewok Attack Maquette. Click through to check it out, limited to 1,000.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | April 03, 2013 at 07:10 PM EDT |

Big Bad Toy Store has released their latest newsletter. Click through to see their latest pre-orders and arrivals.

Big Bad Toy Store

LucasArts Lays Off Staff And Moves To Licensing Model

Posted by Paul | April 03, 2013 at 03:29 PM EDT |

Disney has done it again. After canceling The Clone Wars and disbanding that team, they've decided to cancel Star Wars 1313 and layoff the majority of Lucasarts employees. IGN has the story. Special thanks to JTA reader Mike T. for the head's up!

Review: General Grievous - Premium Format Figure

Posted by Paul | April 03, 2013 at 10:02 AM EDT |

You probably won't find a better high-end interpretation of the Kaleesh warlord than the General Grievous Premium Format Figure. See why Sideshow Exclusive collectors made out like bandits on 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.

General Grievous

Vintage Star Wars Action Figures Made Into Video Game Characters!

Posted by Paul | April 03, 2013 at 08:54 AM EDT |

JTA reader John McCartney writes in to direct readers to a very interesting article. Dan from Chicago Toy Collector has taken some "crummy" old original vintage Star Wars figures and turned them into something a little more video gamey. Cannibalising parts and doing some repainting work, he’s come up with two lines, one for the Mushroom Kingdom and one for Mega Man. Even more impressive is the blister pack box art he’s done for the Mega Man pieces. Click through to see these for yourself!!

Highly Sought After Figures Hit Mexico

Posted by Paul | April 03, 2013 at 08:49 AM EDT |

JTA reader Carlos A.G.L. from Mexico writes in to to let us know what's hitting there! Click through to find out!!

Malgus Wave Hits Walmart The First Time For Some, Again For Others

Posted by Paul | April 03, 2013 at 08:26 AM EDT |

JTA reader Miguel from Miami is so eager to report to our readers that the Malgus wave is hitting Walmart in his area. We have yet to see this arrival at Walmart in the Philly area ourselves, but we have received additional confirmation that this has been arriving again for some of our readers. Be sure to post your finds in our comments by clicking through!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | April 03, 2013 at 08:20 AM EDT |

JTA sponsor DorksideToys.com has some awesome stuff for you! Click through for their latest announcements!

Curto Burns Collectors Cast Special

Posted by Paul | April 03, 2013 at 08:03 AM EDT |

We’re going back... whoops, wrong franchise! Spending Christmas and New Year with his family at Rancho Obi-Wan in Northern California, James couldn’t miss up on the opportunity to record with Steve Sansweet and bring Dan in on the action as all three look back at Star Wars in 2012 – the events, the collectibles and their favourite items on a Curto Burns Collectors Cast Special. Recorded on New Years Day (exactly three months ago to the day) tune in and listen as they talk about everything from Trading Cards to LEGO - you won’t want to miss this (and see if you can spot what’s changed in the last few months)!

Visual Guide Update - Cato Parasitti (CW37) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | April 02, 2013 at 10:03 PM EDT |

Cato Parasitti helps Cad Bane steal a Jedi holocron. The Clawdite changeling can alter her appearance to look just like someone else. She enters the Jedi Temple by changing into the Jedi Master Ord Enisence. Then she shapeshifts into Jocasta Nu, the director of the library, and helps Bane sneak inside the temple. You can check out our full Visual Guide below, and read our full report in our comprehensive review!

Cato Parasitti (CW37) - The Clone Wars

Sponsor Announcement: DASH Deals Bust Brackets Not Banks

Posted by Chuck | April 02, 2013 at 09:50 PM EDT |

The DASH Action Figures Tournament has been narrowed down to eight incredible action figure lines, and it's still up to you to decide which lines make it to the Final Four. As you're helping your favorite line move forward in the tournament by browsing the catalog, you should also check out the Elite 8 on the DASH Marketplace for some bracket-busting deals that won't break your bank. Here are some links to help you along. 

Collector DASH Action Figures

Gentle Giant's Premiere Guild Memberships for 2013 started recently with two exclusive Premiere Guild Member mini-busts, a holographic Darth Vader and an Episode III Mace Windu. As they ponder their gift for 2013, Marjorie and Arnie look back this podcast at two mini-busts for PGM members in 2012, the Rebel Trooper from A New Hope and a white Republic Commando from the Expanded Universe.

Review: Princess Leia - Premium Format Figure

Posted by Paul | April 02, 2013 at 06:22 AM EDT |

Bet you never expected a Premium Formay Figure to have eyelashes, did you? The Princess Leia figure does. See the exclusive version of this item 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

Sideshow Collectibles Announces Sixth Scale Commander Wolffe!

Posted by Chuck | April 01, 2013 at 12:36 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has announced another The Clone Wars 1:6 scale figure: Commander Wolffe. Click through to check out some great teaser images of this figure! Pre-orders start this Thursday!

Review: Luke Skywalker & Yoda - Premium Format Figures

Posted by Paul | April 01, 2013 at 09:19 AM EDT |

If you want a near-flawless high-end collectible based on pivotal scenes in The Empire Strikes Back, then the Luke Skywalker & Yoda Premium Format Figure set is for you. See why you need one 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 & Yoda

Visual Guide Update - Quinlan Vos (CW36) - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | April 01, 2013 at 08:30 AM EDT |

Quinlan Vos hunts for an escaped prisoner. The rebellious Jedi teams up with Obi-Wan Kenobi to search for Ziro the Hutt, who has escaped from prison with the help of Cad Bane. Vos and Kenobi must get over their differences and work together if they hope to capture Ziro and Bane – and avoid an untimely end. You can check out the full Visual Guide on this figure featured in the episode Hunt for Ziro by clicking below, and as always you can read our complete breakdown in our Research Droids Review...

Quinlan Vos (CW36) - The Clone Wars


 
Return to the Archives Index Page | List ALL Stories


-Click HERE to return to the home page-

Channels

 

Follow Us

JTA Info

Affiliates

Hasbro

Gentle Giant

Sideshow Collectibles

Kotobukiya

LEGO

Mattel

Disney

Disney Store

Acme Archives

Hallmark

Trading Cards

Store Reports

Research Droids Reviews

Visual Guides

Books & Novels

Conventions

Star Wars Celebration News

Movie & TV News

Q&A of the Day

Rants & Raves

Special Reports

Action Figures In Action

       Facebook

       Instagram

       Pinterest

       Youtube

       RSS

Home

Contact

News Archives

Site Search

Image Use Policy

Privacy Policy

RDR Index

Visual Guide Index

Bantha Skull

Collector's Cantina

Imperial Shipyards

Jedi News

Sandtroopers

Star Wars Action News

Star Wars Figuren

Star Wars New Zealand

ToyzMag

Yakface

Star Wars is a Copyright and Trademark of LucasFilm LTD. This site is intended for informational purposes only, and is not in anyway associated with LFL. All Visual Guides, images, and content are the property of JediTempleArchives.com, © 2004-2014 and may not be reused without permission. Please do not direct link to any of the content on this web site. PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license. Click here for our complete Privacy Policy. Click here for our Image Use Policy.