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April 2015

Review: Death Star Trooper - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 01, 2015 at 12:40 AM ET |

The Death Star Trooper was an important release, but ultimately it didn't meet expectations. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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.

Death Star Trooper

Star Wars: Rebels - A Recapped Look At The Hasbro Toy Line

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2015 at 09:43 PM ET |

The poor Star Wars: Rebels toy line! It all started with that outlandish claim that JTA posted as a rumor report. Rebels figures, aside from a few initial batches, were delayed until February 2015 the earliest. It was a post that panicked the collecting community for no reason. Oh wait. That actually DID transpire in the USA. Eventually the products got out, but some areas got a ton of product, some never received a single piece to this day. Then there was the pricing. One figure for $9.99, or two figures for $9.99: your pick! And we haven't even mentioned the controversial five points of articulation that has just about split the community in half (that's a gift, contrarians). No matter your position, there is no denying that collectors were curious about this line because it certainly wasn't the kids and gift-giving parents buying these toys. (Hopefully you can sense we're just being playfully sarcastic here.) In truth, the Rebels line brought forth some pretty cool figures. Yes, it was far from perfect and collectors are still waiting for super-articulated versions of these characters, but it's hard not to admit that there were some gems. Now that the line has been cancelled indefinitely postponed/sold out/never coming to retail again in the Rebels line look and that Hasbro is clearancing out their remaining stock on eBay, we thought it would be a great time to revisit what basic figures, two-packs and vehicles made up the line. Click through to reminisce with us. Hopefully it was a good experience for you and your family at least. We probably can expect to see most of these figures (and all new ones) in the Fall 2015/TFA line look coming this September!

Star Wars Rebels Season 2 - One-hour Movie Event Coming In June!

Posted by Chuck | April 30, 2015 at 07:11 PM ET |

Rebels Season 2 gets and early premiere for the episodes that debuted at Celebration! Disney XD will also be celebrating May the 4th Be With You all weekend long. All the details after the jump!

FlashBack Review: Holographic Darth Maul - TSC - SAGA 048

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2015 at 06:51 PM ET |

Holographic Darth Maul

  • Collectible: Holographic Darth Maul (SAGA 048)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #773
  • Original Publication Date: July 5, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,297th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

The Black Series 3.75" Wave 8 Figures Begin To Hit eBay!

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2015 at 08:06 AM ET |

eBay seller viperskingdom has listed figures from wave 8. Some of the prices are high and Han Solo looks to be sans carbonite block, but click through to check them out! Special thanks to JTA reader Josh M. for the alert!

      

Review: Imperial Navy Commander - TBS [P2] - #14

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2015 at 12:10 AM ET |

Hasbro is slowly but surely adding repacks from The Vintage Collection into The Black Series [Phase II] lineup. But we don't think any of us needed to see the Imperial Navy Commander again. Others may disagree. See why we feel this way in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Imperial Navy Commander

FlashBack Review: General Grievous - TSC - SAGA 030

Posted by Paul | April 29, 2015 at 04:51 PM ET |

General Grievous

  • Collectible: General Grievous (SAGA 030)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #760
  • Original Publication Date: June 22, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,235th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

New Release: Marvel Princess Leia #3

Posted by Chuck | April 29, 2015 at 02:19 PM ET |

The next issue of Princess Leia (#3) hits the stands today! Stop by your local comic shop or get it digitally right here once it becomes available!

As expected, StarWars.com has posted all four story reels from the Bad Batch The Clone Wars arc that aired at Celebration Anaheim. While not finished, this is still an awesome watch! Click through to check them out, and make sure you have a few hours to kill!

There is finally a date! JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys has announced that the final wave of The Black Series [Phase II] lineup will go up for pre-order May 3rd. Check out what you can order by clicking the thumbnail below! According to the Hasbro images, Han has now been tethered at the ankles and Leia Boushh uses her back canister as a weapon!

The latest Topps Star Wars set is out today! Star Wars Illustrated: The Empire Strikes Back makes its way to shelves. Click through for the details!

Also, Topps is teaming up with JTA once again for a free giveaway from this new series. Stay tuned for details!

Purged HTS Star Wars Stuff Ends Up On Hasbro's eBay Store On Sale!

Posted by Paul | April 29, 2015 at 07:52 AM ET |

Remember how HasbroToyShop.com purged their site of Star Wars figures? You wanna know what happened to all of the stuff at HasbroToyShop.com? They've thrown it all on their eBay store and everything is on sale! Hurry up and get as many great deals as you can before they're all gone! The Digital Collections are $15, TBS6 figures are $17 and there are a ton more bargains! The best part? EVERYTHING ships for FREE! Check it all out now!

Review: Death Star Droid - POTF2 [G/FF] - Fan Club Exclusive

Posted by Paul | April 29, 2015 at 01:35 AM ET |

The Death Star Droid from The Power Of The Force "2" line is very nice. See why this figure was a few steps ahead of the rest in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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.

Death Star Droid

Toys, panels, autographs, swap meets, trading, exclusive reveals and more -- Star Wars Celebration Anaheim had so much to do that no one podcast can contain it all. So in this episode we get four!

Note: This podcast discusses details of The Force Awakens obtained from the second trailer and the props shown at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | April 28, 2015 at 07:55 PM ET |

Check out the latest Big Bad Toy Store newsletter right here, featuring all of the latest pre-orders and new arrivals.

You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Big Bad Toy Store

FlashBack Review: Sandtrooper - TSC - SAGA 037

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2015 at 05:38 PM ET |

Sandtrooper

  • Collectible: Sandtrooper (SAGA 037)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #860
  • Original Publication Date: September 30, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,210th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Review: Chewbacca (Boushh's Bounty) - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2015 at 01:59 PM ET |

Here is an action figure, although inaccurate in a few key ways, that we truly love. Chewbacca (As Boushh’s Bounty) was a breath of fresh air for the basic figure line. See why in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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 (As Boushh’s Bounty)

Also out today is Ultimate Star Wars, our first look at a canon-based reference guide of the Star Wars Universe. I had a chance to pick up a copy of this at the Del Rey party in Anaheim during Celebration and it's a nice guide to have in your collection!

Rebels Wave 1 Showing Up At Walmart In Mexico

Posted by Chuck | April 28, 2015 at 09:02 AM ET |

It looks like Rebels wave 1 is still showing up in some locations. A Mexicali, Mexico Walmart was the lucky recipient this time. That Chopper... He sits there mocking me...

JTA reader Mijail also reports that Kohls in El Centro, CA has Mission Series wave 2.

New Release: Star Wars Lords of the Sith

Posted by Chuck | April 28, 2015 at 08:29 AM ET |

When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail. Lords of the Sith on sale today!

FlashBack Review: Destroyer Droid - TCW [F/S1] - No. 17

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2015 at 10:29 PM ET |

Destroyer Droid

  • Collectible: Destroyer Droid (No. 17)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #165
  • Original Publication Date: November 4, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,002nd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

TARGET Adds Register-Enforced Street Date Blocks

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2015 at 10:23 PM ET |

If this is old news I apologize in advance, but I haven't heard anyone talking about this yet. Last week I found the LEGO Simpsons Mini-figures at TARGET. They have a street date of 5/1, but they put them out early, as they have done with many other street-dated products in the past. This isn't the news, so stick with me here. So anyway, I grabbed a few and brought them to the cash register. The cash register enforced the street date. The cashier had no way to ring them up. There was a full screen message: CANNOT SELL UNTIL 5/1. Street dates have NEVER been enforced by Target at the register. It was always a human issue. If the stock person put it out, or got it for you from the back, you could buy it. This LIKELY will impact The Force Awakens line at TARGET later this year. If you have been used to squeezing products out of TARGET before the street date, you may have a huge stumbling block in your way this year if you're trying to break the street date. Of course, we imagine that The Vintage Collection DPCI will be used again so maybe it won't be as hard as we imagine.... it's going to be outstanding.

Review: Darth Vader [With Detachable Hand] - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2015 at 10:17 PM ET |

Hey kids! It's Darth Vader [With Detachable Hand] and he still has his eyebrows. Care to know more? Then check out this figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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 [With Detachable Hand]

Jon "Dutch" Vander (The Black Series #10) Listed On eBay

Posted by Chuck | April 27, 2015 at 01:39 PM ET |

eBay seller Viperkingdom as a loose sample of Dutch Vander listed. Click through to check it out!

Clone Trooper (41st Elite Corps)

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper (41st Elite Corps) (No. 26)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #6
  • Original Publication Date: May 29, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 553rd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Out of the blue and quite suddenly, HasbroToyShop.com has put every last Rebels figure or figure set out of stock. Are they just rechecking all of their stock? Are they purging leftovers for discount chains? Why so soon? We have nothing until September coming for the Rebels show, so shouldn't some product remain active?

Review: Captain Piett - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2015 at 01:05 AM ET |

Meh, The Power Of The Force "2" Captain Piett is an overall disappointment for us. See if you agree with us in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Captain Piett

Clone Trooper (212th Attack Battalion)

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper (212th Attack Battalion) (No. 19)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #258
  • Original Publication Date: February 5, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 906th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Is TARGET relying on The Vintage Collection eBay aftermarket values to price their peg-warmers? Special thanks to friend Chris S. for the image. It's as laughable as it is gut-wrenching. And you guys want TARGET to keep carrying the Star Wars collector line. Are y'all crazy?

Review: Lak Sivrak - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2015 at 12:55 AM ET |

The Power Of The Force "2" Lak Sivrak is very special for multiple reasons. But probably most importantly Hasbro was able to squeak it out before Lucasfilm began axing toys that conflicted with the Special Editions. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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.

Lak Sivrak

Holographic General Grievous

  • Collectible: Holographic General Grievous
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Toys R Us Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #358
  • Original Publication Date: May 16, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,369th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

New The Black Series Carded Images: Jawas, Mosep, Thorn, etc.

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2015 at 07:54 AM ET |

Our friends at StarWarsFiguren.com have the first carded looks of Jawas and Mosep Bineed and new official images of other figures like Commander Thorn. Yikes, look at that ugly piece of white paper behind the figures! Anyway, be sure to check them out and let us know your thoughts in our comments!

   

UPDATE 1: Why is C-3PO "complete" in the package (except for his face plate) yet there is an "extra" chest plate and thigh plate in the packaging to the right of him. Do you think these pieces are glued in place and we have just been given extra parts for "play value"? Are we missing something simple here altogether?

UPDATE 2: The sample shown at SWCA doesn't have the extra parts, so maybe this is an early sample for photography for solicitations.

Review: C-3PO [New Pull-Apart Feature] - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2015 at 01:25 AM ET |

The Power Of The Force "2" C-3PO [New Pull-Apart Feature] was our first modern update to the classic 1982 Kenner See-Threepio (With Removable Limbs) figure. This figure is awesome. See why in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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 [New Pull-Apart Feature]

With special thanks to JTA moderator Sjefke, we have the new Walmart Spring 2015 aisle reset for you. Guess what? No spot for the 3.75" The Black Series line. Anyway, check it out.

FlashBack Review: Count Dooku - TCW [F/S1] - No. 13

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2015 at 07:51 PM ET |

Count Dooku

  • Collectible: Count Dooku (No. 13)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #164
  • Original Publication Date: November 3, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,095th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

MakingStarWars.net: Hasbro Interview

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2015 at 05:15 PM ET |

Site MakingStarWars.net has their Hasbro Q&A posted. Again, not too much new revealed and a few of our old questions originally asked at past events have been reconfirmed, but check it out. Still murky is the future of the 3.75" line as Hasbro still doesn't clearly delineate the 3.75" line form the 6" line in their responses (which is debatable if you read the context of it in the question).

And by 3.75" line we mean collector line (super-articulated figures only). Let us preface this clearly: TAKE THIS AS A BIG OLD NASTY RUMOR until it is announced by Hasbro. (Hear that out there, word-twisters?) We really debated whether or not to post this because it seems outlandish and contrary to what Hasbro expressed to JTA at previous Toy Fair events. (more....)

JTA reader Jourdenais J. from Canada sends us a report from his local Walmart that they are beginning to clearance out some Rebels stuff as well. More surprising? The Commemorative Digital Sets have just been marked 30% too! Click through for his report!

With special thanks to Yakface.com as well as many of our readers, we have been tipped off to many store reports from our readers that Saga Legends figures have been found as low as $2.98. And Hasbro said the line wasn't cancelled indefinitely postponed/sold out/discontinued/never coming again in Rebels packaging now.... how cute! Too bad there are still people in denial about this, just like they are about Princess Leia (Yavin Ceremony) being cancelled from the The Black Series "blue" line look. Special thanks to Mike R. for the image (and others) he sent.

New Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles LLC

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2015 at 09:47 AM ET |

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Review: Nien Nunb - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2015 at 12:40 AM ET |

The Power Of The Force "2" Nien Nunb was another fun release and it was a great effort as an action figure. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | April 22, 2015 at 10:03 PM ET |

Big Bad Toy Store has their latest newsletter posted, featuring all of the latest pre-orders and new arrivals.

You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Big Bad Toy Store

Imperial Shipyards Posts Their SWCA Hasbro Interview

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2015 at 08:16 PM ET |

Our friends at ImperialShipyards.net have posted their own Hasbro Q&A/Interview from SWCA. I really have to wonder about how Hasbro can answer a couple of questions with completely different answers from one site to the next. Check our own audio to see what we mean. Anyway, be sure to check out this new Q&A. If you are a fan site who also hosted a Hasbro Q&A at SWCA, please let us know so we can link to your report as well.

SWCA: Frank D’iorio’s Diorama Workshop Time-Lapse Video

Posted by Chuck | April 22, 2015 at 07:17 PM ET |

This past weekend at Star Wars Celebration, Frank D’iorio’s Diorama Workshop built a massive Cloud City diorama at the Hasbro booth! Constructed over the course of 4 days, the diorama was created through a combination of the Diorama Workshop's team of 12 builders and the help of approximately 1500 fans who customized pieces at Star Wars Celebration. The diorama is 640 square feet and consists of over 400 setpieces, including approximately 800 figures and toys by Hasbro and Kenner. 
 
Hasbro captured the entire process in a time-lapse video! Click through to check it out!

FlashBack Review: Plo Koon - TCW [F/S1] - No. 14

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2015 at 05:55 PM ET |

Plo Koon

  • Collectible: Plo Koon (No. 14)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #150
  • Original Publication Date: October 20, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 895th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Review: Bib Fortuna - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2015 at 12:35 AM ET |

The Power Of The Force "2" Bib Fortuna was an exciting release because it told collectors that Kenner/Hasbro was now committed to making characters from Jabba's palace. Check out this first modern update to this Twi'lek in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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.

Bib Fortuna

FlashBack Review: Rocket Battle Droid - TCW [F/S1] - No. 25

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2015 at 06:01 PM ET |

Rocket Battle Droid

  • Collectible: Rocket Battle Droid (No. 25)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #35
  • Original Publication Date: June 27, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,139th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Review: Gamorrean Guard - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2015 at 12:40 AM ET |

Ah, what a fun figure the Gamorrean Guard was in 1997, and it holds up nicely today. See more of it in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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.

Gamorrean Guard

FlashBack Review: R3-S6 (Goldie) - TCW [F/S1] - No. 23

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 05:07 PM ET |

R3-S6 (Goldie)

  • Collectible: R3-S6 (Goldie) (No. 23)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #262
  • Original Publication Date: February 9, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 908th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

SWCA: It's A Wrap!

Posted by Chuck | April 20, 2015 at 03:17 PM ET |

While sitting here waiting for my flight to leave LA I thought this would be a perfect time to detox and wrap up the main portion of our coverage! First off a big thanks to Paul for working the homefront and getting the galleries up and posted! While I had my boots on the ground he was pushing pictures through as fast as possible! (more...)

Also, please take a moment to visit and thank our sponsor Brian's Toys! Without their help we would not have been able to cover as much as we did. Their sponsorship of our coverage was a huge help!

We held off until the very end of SWCA to bring you this unique first look gallery of many of the card backs (the reverse sides of course) of The Black Series figures (both scales) as well as a "not behind glass" closer inspection of the newly revealed 6" Ahsoka Tano. As far as TBS packaging is concerned, you'll notice that bios (and images from the 3.75" scale) are being removed in favor of multilingual basic text and warnings (what a shame) even in the collector line. Anyway, check out the new images. We don't think you will find them anywhere else on the web, but hey, stranger things have happened. Click through for more!

      

SWCA: Sideshow Collectibles Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 09:56 AM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles had a spectacular display this year and introduced a few new additions to the Star Wars family of collectibles. See all of it in our gallery by clicking through!

      

SWCA: LEGO Gallery

Posted by Darlene | April 20, 2015 at 09:46 AM ET |

LEGO had a pretty impressive array of products as well. See what they had to offer Star Wars collectors by clicking through for more!

      

SWCA: The Convention Floor Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 09:22 AM ET |

Darth Maul in a bacta tank? Embo at the cantina? A huge rancor? JJ Abrams? Check out this and a ton of fans getting their "geek" on at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim! Click through for more!

      

SWCA: The Force Awakens Prop Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 09:09 AM ET |

We have a wonderful large gallery of The Force Awakens and many of the props used for the film. SPOILERS apply! Click through for more!

      

SWCA: The Force United Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 09:01 AM ET |

Check out the gallery of The Force United members (or at least some of them) by clicking through. What a bunch of drunks!!

      

SWCA: Tamashii Nations Booth Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 08:47 AM ET |

Be sure to take nnote of all of the brilliant Japanese Star Wars collectibles from Tamashii Nations! Click through for more!

      

SWCA: Anovos Booth Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 08:39 AM ET |

The next gallery for your perusal is from Anovos. Check out all of their high quality costumes. That 41st Elite Corps clone troope ris pretty awesome! Click through for more!

      

Review: Emperor's Royal Guard - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2015 at 01:20 AM ET |

You could ask anyone in 1997 that the Emperor's Royal Guard was a huge step backward in action figure development. But how does he stand up today? Find out in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Emperor's Royal Guard

FlashBack Review: Clone Commander Cody - TCW [F/S1] - No. 10

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 02:59 PM ET |

Clone Commander Cody

  • Collectible: Clone Commander Cody (No. 10)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #163
  • Original Publication Date: November 2, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 668th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

SWCA: Rancho Obi-Wan

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 02:53 PM ET |

Don't miss all of the cool collectibles at our friend at Rancho Obi-Wan. What an amazing collection! Click through for more!

      

New Details Emerge Surrounding Standalone Films

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 02:37 PM ET |

JTA has learned two exciting tidbits of news. Rogue One is about the theft of the Death Star plans and the standalone films will be called Anthology films. See our Facebook and Twitter pages for more!

SWCA: Mattel

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 12:55 PM ET |

Mattel has gotten into the Star Wars action at a very brisk rate too. See what their booth offered Star Wars and car collectors. The stuff looks awesome! Click through for more!

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SWCA: Kotobukiya Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 12:47 PM ET |

Look at the glorious products Kotobukiya is making for Star Wars collectors. Check out their latest offerings by clicking through!

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SWCA: Jakks Pacific (Jaig Eyes Boba Fett Coming!)

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 12:37 PM ET |

Next up is our gallery for Jakks Pacific, a licensee that has "on fire" passion for the Star Wars brand. Oh, and it looks like we were right about the Boba fett being the prototype "Jaig eyes" Boba Fett. So they were actually incorrect about this version of Boba Fett never being available as a collectible toy before now. Anyway, check out their offerings now!

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SWCA: Hallmark Gallery

Posted by Darlene | April 19, 2015 at 12:25 PM ET |

Check out what Hallmark had to show case at SWCA this year. Some cool stuff indeed! Check it all out now!

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Review: Ponda Baba - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2015 at 08:46 AM ET |

He is referred to as "butt face" but Ponda Ponda holds a special place in Star Wars fans' hearts. Find out more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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.

Ponda Baba

FlashBack Review: Captain Rex - TCW [F/S1] - No. 4

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2015 at 07:24 PM ET |

Captain Rex

  • Collectible: Captain Rex (No. 4)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #134
  • Original Publication Date: October 4, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 598th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Official Trailer For Rebels Season 2!

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2015 at 07:19 PM ET |

Did you see it?! Did you see it?! Check out the trailer for Season 2 of Rebels! Cool stuff indeed!

SWCA: Darth Vader Collector Case Project

Posted by Darlene | April 18, 2015 at 07:13 PM ET |

Check out the clever art surrounding the Darth Vader Collectors Case Project. There are some neat interpretations here! Click through for more!

      

SWCA: Gentle Giant LTD Full Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2015 at 06:51 PM ET |

Next up is our Gentle Giant LTD gallery which features quite a few surprises. Check it all out now!

      

SWCA: Hasbro Booth In High Resolution

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2015 at 06:40 PM ET |

Check out our offcicial SWCA Hasbro gallery! It's our own detailed image gallery filled all the stuff coming soon this year and next year. Check out all of the goodness in it!

      

Review: AT-ST Driver - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2015 at 08:47 AM ET |

Check out the very nice AT-ST Driver from the POTF2 line in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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.

AT-ST Driver

SWCA: JTA Interviews Hasbro Star Wars Brand Marketing Team

Posted by Paul | April 17, 2015 at 07:36 PM ET |

We did more of an "interview" type of Q&A with Hasbro this time around. As we cleverly surmised almost a week ago, the Jabba's Rancor Pit contains an all-new Jabba the Hutt 3.75" figure. And it's YOUR fault that the TBS6 Leia Boushh is so big. Oh, and if you see orange carded The Black Series 3.75" and 6" figures don't freak out. The stuff is finally making its way out. All this and more awaits you in our SWCA Hasbro Q&A. Click through for more! Be sure to leave your thoughts about this Q&A in our comments! Special thanks to Brian's Toys for sponsoring us this year!

FlashBack Review: Kit Fisto - TCW [F/S1] - No. 27

Posted by Paul | April 17, 2015 at 03:31 PM ET |

Kit Fisto

  • Collectible: Kit Fisto (No. 27)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #3
  • Original Publication Date: May 26, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,081st most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Jakks Pacific is teasing a SDCC exclusive Boba Fett limited to 1000 pieces. It's currently turned around at the moment. Jakks has claimed that this is a Boba Fett which has NEVER been done before in any format or toy line. Although, I sense it is the "Jaig eyes" version (prototype version) which Medicom Toy released in their VCD line. Until this puppy is turned around, the jury is out.

R5-D4 1:6 Scale Figure Revealed!

Posted by Paul | April 17, 2015 at 10:20 AM ET |

With the new Star Wars teaser trailer #2 breaking the internet yesterday, perhaps SIdeshow Collectibles should have waited a day to announce their big news: an R5-D4 1:6 Scale Figure is coming! Check out the preview now!

Disney Droid Factory: 2015 Edition Series

Posted by Paul | April 17, 2015 at 09:39 AM ET |

In case you missed the news on our Facebook page, Disney has just released the next phase of Droid Factory parts. Here we go again! Special thanks to JTA reader Collin for the quick pics.

    

Review: Saelt-Marae (Yak Face) - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 17, 2015 at 01:20 AM ET |

We need a new update stat, but the POTF2 Saelt-Marae (Yak Face) figure still has some charm. See why in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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.

Saelt-Marae (Yak Face)

FlashBack Review: Yoda - TCW [F/S1] - No. 3

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2015 at 03:18 PM ET |

Yoda

  • Collectible: Yoda (No. 3)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #278
  • Original Publication Date: February 25, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,293rd most visited review
  • Score: 1.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

More Ahsoka Images Added To Our SWCA Photo Gallery On Facebook!

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2015 at 03:07 PM ET |

We have added our own Ahsoka images to our Celebration Anaheim Sneak Peek Photo Gallery on our Facebook page. Check them out!

The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer #2

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2015 at 02:28 PM ET |

You WILL check this out! If you don't get choked up or teared up watching this you're dead inside!!!

Sideshow Collectibles Teases Jawa 1:6 Scale Figure!

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2015 at 02:16 PM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles teases the next offering in their 1:6 Scale Figures line: Jawa!

SWCA: Sneak Peek LEGO Tatooine Desert Mini Build

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2015 at 12:38 PM ET |

Here is a look at the infamous Star Wars Tatooine everyone has been talking about actually looks like! See the attached images. The set contains 178 pieces and will retail for $40.

  

Ahsoka Tano - 6" Figure Revealed!

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2015 at 12:28 PM ET |

Our onsite correspondent Chuck is too occupied/busy waiting in line for JJ Abrams to run back to the Hasbro booth, so let us direct you to our friends at Rebelscum.com who have snapped a wonderful gallery of the JUST ANNOUNCED Ahsoka 6" figure! It's coming in 2016!

ToysRUs.com Launches VIP Midnight Madness Shopping Spree Page

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2015 at 12:03 PM ET |

Toys R Us launches their VIP Midnight Madness Shopping Spree page. Check it out!

Review: ASP-7 Droid - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2015 at 12:50 AM ET |

It's the only basic figure based on a character from the Star Wars Special Editions to date (through the eyes of 1997/1998). But do you need it? The ASP-7 Droid is just "meh" as far as we're concerned. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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.

ASP-7 Droid

SWCA: The Black Series 3.75" Carded Figures

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2015 at 07:19 PM ET |

We have more early images from the convention floor! Check out carded samples of new The Black Series figure soon to hit retail everywhere!

    
    
  

SWCA: Hasbro Booth - Early Shots (2015 Packaging)

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2015 at 07:12 PM ET |

We have some advanced images for you to check out from the Celebration Anaheim floor: the Hasbro booth. Check out the 2015 packaging!

   

FlashBack Review: Super Battle Droid - TCW [F/S1] - No. 12

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2015 at 05:08 PM ET |

Super Battle Droid

  • Collectible: Super Battle Droid (No. 12)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #280
  • Original Publication Date: February 27, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,097th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

The Hot Toys Spacetrooper is NOW AVAILABLE to order at Sideshow Collectibles!

The Black Series Continues For a Third Phase? Red Is The New Blue?

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2015 at 02:59 PM ET |

From a texting discussion with pal Jayson from Yakface.com, it looks like The Black Series will be continuing with a new accenting color and new logo (Chewbacca) perhaps? Our friends at Jedi News have posted the first image of this potentially "new" lineup.

Stunning Super-Articulated And Removable Helmet Sabine Wren!

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2015 at 11:09 AM ET |

OMG! Look what JTA reader Darth Daddy has done. He has made a gorgeous super-articulated Sabine Wren with removable helmet. Oh what could have been with Hasbro!

CONFIRMED: Midnight Madness VIP Shopping Spree Coming To Toys R Us

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2015 at 08:03 AM ET |

Our friends at the Wolfpack Podcast have PROOF that Toys R Us will indeed be holding a Midnight Madness event for The Force Awakens product launch. Check out their exclusive news!

Review: Captain Rex - TBS [P2] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2015 at 01:05 AM ET |

It's not the Captain Rex you're looking for.... or is it? See how the disappointment of STILL not getting that gorgeous 2013 phase I Captain Rex hasn't completely ruined this figure for us in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Captain Rex

We're just days away from Celebration Anaheim! Check out our final give-away for this week: A coordinated give-away with The Force United, similar to our card set we handed out at Celebration VI. Along with the cards set we will also be handing out Vintage inspired TFU patches. Click through for the details!

FlashBack Review: Emperor Palpatine - TSC - SAGA 043

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2015 at 02:44 PM ET |

Emperor Palpatine

  • Collectible: Emperor Palpatine (SAGA 043)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #867
  • Original Publication Date: October 7, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 931st most visited review
  • Score: 1.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Episode IV Spacetrooper Celebration Exclusive

Posted by Chuck | April 14, 2015 at 08:43 AM ET |

Hot Toys just revealed a beautiful Celebration Exclusive 1/6th scale Spacetrooper! Click through to check it out! Hot Toys will be making an appearance at Celebration this week, so stay tuned for our Celebration Anaheim coverage!

Review: Commander Doom - TBS [P2] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2015 at 12:35 AM ET |

The Black Series Commander Doom had us on the edge of our seats, but the figure honestly turned out better than expected. See our assessment of it in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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.

Commander Doom

FlashBack Review: Yarael Poof - TSC - SAGA 069

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2015 at 09:01 PM ET |

Yarael Poof

  • Collectible: Yarael Poof (SAGA 069)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #691
  • Original Publication Date: April 14, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 931st most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Gentle Giant announces three of the coolest mini busts they've done in a while... too bad they are all three Premier Guild Membership exclusives! Click here to check them out!

    

JTA Is Happy To Announce Our Exclusive Celebration Anaheim Patch

Posted by Chuck | April 13, 2015 at 05:05 PM ET |

JTA is happy to announce our second individual give-away for Celebration: Jedi Temple Archives Celebration Anaheim patch. We'll be giving a limited number of these away randomly during the event, along with our posters. We'll also have some to trade during some of the swap-meets. Come find us this week for JTA swag!

TBS Commander Wolffe In Stock On eBay Again

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2015 at 02:59 PM ET |

eBay seller viperskingdom has more Commander Wolffe figures in stock.

    

UPDATE: This batch is sold out but just click "see other items" and you'll find more in stock!

Del Ray Releases Book Signing Schedule For Celebration Anaheim

Posted by Chuck | April 13, 2015 at 02:43 PM ET |

Pack your books and bring them to Celebration! It looks like Del Rey has a nice line-up of authors to sign your collection! Get the full list of times and locations after the jump!

Review: Commander Wolffe - TBS [P2] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2015 at 12:20 AM ET |

There is an action figure that is its own yin and yang. And that figure is Commander Wolffe. It's the worst and best action figure at the same time. Maybe you can overlook its "worst-ness" easily. And maybe you won't. The good news is that no one will be able to deny its greatness. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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.

Commander Wolffe

FlashBack Review: Holographic Ki-Ad-Mundi - TSC - SAGA 027

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2015 at 05:31 PM ET |

Holographic Ki-Ad-Mundi

  • Collectible: Holographic Ki-Adi-Mundi (SAGA 027)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #757
  • Original Publication Date: June 19, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,397th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Review: Chewbacca - TBS [P2] - #11

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2015 at 01:05 AM ET |

You'd think we would all have the definitive A New Hope Chewbacca by now, but NOW we do. The Black Series Chewbacca is the best modern update of that character now. This figure looks fantastic and the lighter coloring does a world of good for this character who is mostly portrayed in colors way too dark for him. Learn more about Chewbacca in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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

JTA reader Bill R. eagerly sends us news that his Disney store has received a healthy new stock of Rebels wave 1 figures at his local store in FL. It may be worth your while to check your local store too to see if they're also getting new replenishments too. Maybe this is where all of wave 1 will go.

FlashBack Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - TSC - SAGA 028

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2015 at 05:18 PM ET |

Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Collectible: Obi-Wan Kenobi (SAGA 028)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #758
  • Original Publication Date: June 20, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,143rd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Review: Darth Vader (Dagobah Test) - TBS [P2] - #07

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2015 at 12:45 AM ET |

Forget about what you think you already know about Darth Vader (Dagobah Test) from The Black Series line. We have an actual sample of it and it has incredibly exceeded our expectations. Yes, not much is new here, but the newness it does have is pretty sweet. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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 (Dagobah Test)

An Advanced Look At The Black Series Wave 7: 3.75" Scale

Posted by Paul | April 10, 2015 at 11:43 PM ET |

We have an advanced look for you at wave 7 of The Black Series 3.75" line. Full disclosure: these samples have all been procured from eBay seller viperskingdom. This is the first time we have ever added these types of figures into our RDRs. But with literally nothing new to review and the Star Wars line in the state it is in it felt right to add them in this manner. Hopefully it will remain an exception. If final production samples vary greatly, we will add updates later and apprise you of all the changes. Reviews are coming shortly, but in a nutshell Chewbacca is the BEST A New Hope version of the character we have received. Darth Vader (Dagobah Test) came out incredibly better than we had anticipated. Commander Wolffe is a dream come true sculpt wise, but a horrid nightmare when it comes to his scale. Commander Doom and Captain Rex are also decent action figures that share many similar parts. They do however each have issues of their own. We'll get to all the details soon when the reviews go live starting tomorrow! Enjoy the advanced look in the meantime!

     
         

FlashBack Review: Anakin Skywalker - TSC - SAGA 025

Posted by Paul | April 10, 2015 at 07:51 PM ET |

Anakin Skywalker

  • Collectible: Anakin Skywalker (SAGA 025)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #759
  • Original Publication Date: June 21, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,170th most visited review
  • Score: 1.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Found! TARGET Exclusive AT-DP Has Hit Retail!

Posted by Paul | April 10, 2015 at 06:31 PM ET |

We believe we have the first report of the TARGET exclusive AT-DP with AT-DP Driver! It was found in a California TARGET! The hunt is on! Special thanks to JTA reader Ben S. for the news!

TBS6 Princess Leia (Boush Disguise) Is An Amazon Woman

Posted by Paul | April 10, 2015 at 01:23 PM ET |

Not to rain on the parade of the exciting Jabba's Rancor Pit news, but The Fwoosh has just posted a review on the Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise) figure and we cannot be silent about the height/size issues on that figure either. Look at this madness. It's a shame because the figure looks fantastic.

Just in time for all of the titles to be available for streaming tomorrow, hightail.com wants to let our readers know that for the first time ever they have created LEGO versions of all 6 original Star Wars film posters - from the original trilogy to the prequel trilogy. They're also giving these away to fans at Star Wars Celebration next week! Click any of the thumbnails below to save them. Enjoy! Also, for those who can’t make it to the show can also get their hands on SW Episode IV: A New Hope poster during a May the 4th promotion at local LEGO brand retails stores or at shop.LEGO.com with the chance to collect a new poster each month. Stay tuned for additional news and announcements around Star Wars Celebrating next week……

    
    

The Black Series Jabba's Rancor Pit Toys R Us Exclusive Revealed!

Posted by Paul | April 10, 2015 at 10:16 AM ET |

And it actually looks amazing. It's hard to believe TRU is taking another chance on a large exclusive like this after the Battle of Endor debacle. We just received this image anonymously and are unable to credit the source. But remember that Rancor exclusive that kept popping up on rumor lists? It looks like it's actually coming and it looks like it's an awesome set. but how much could this be in 2015 Hasbro currency? $200+? Check it out and leave your thoughts! P.S. We have NO PROOF, but could that be an all-new Jabba in 3.75" scale? it doesn't look "squished" like the SOTDS version did and in fact a whole lot better than that 2010 release!

UPDATE: This image has come from the Facebook fan page entitled Star Wars Saga Legends & Mission Series Facebook page. The photograph was apparently taken or posted by Chris A. We watermarked the image before we knew where it originated. (It was sent to us anonymously.)

Review: Admiral Ackbar - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 10, 2015 at 08:49 AM ET |

Here is a nice interpretation of the Mon Calamari leader of the Rebel Alliance. Admiral Ackbar was a nice surprise in 1997 and 1998. See more of him in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Admiral Ackbar

ThinkGeek Celebration Anaheim Exclusives

Posted by Chuck | April 10, 2015 at 07:29 AM ET |

ThinkGeek has released their full line-up of Celebration Exclusives. Click through for the full press release.

Visual Guide Update - Princess Leia (Endor) (SL28) - Rebels

Posted by Chuck | April 09, 2015 at 08:16 PM ET |

Princess Leia (Endor) (SL28) just might be the last figure we see from the Rebels line. Check out our full Visual Guide below. Also check out how she fared in our Research Droids Review.

Princess Leia (Endor)  - Saga Legends (SL28)

HUGE NEWS! Previously Unreleased 4-Episode TCW Arc Coming To SWCA!

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2015 at 05:50 PM ET |

Huge news fans of The Clone Wars! A four (4) episode arc will be featured at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim and that means the rest of us will see it shortly after! StarWars.com has the full story!

Review: Moff Jerjerrod - TSC - SAGA 040

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2015 at 05:37 PM ET |

Moff Jerjerrod

  • Collectible: Moff Jerjerrod (SAGA 040)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #866
  • Original Publication Date: October 6, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,301st most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Aren't You A Little Short For A Clone Trooper? (And Other Issues)

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2015 at 01:48 PM ET |

Oh for goodness gracious sake. We're beginning to believe that these final waves of The Black Series figures are just way too rushed, or completely new Hasbro staff are making these things. We have received images from JTA reader Matthew V. which came via cell phone. They show just how off all three clones are from each other: Doom, Wolffe and Rex. RIP men.

      

Review: Weequay Skiff Guard - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2015 at 08:28 AM ET |

The Weequay Skiff Guard figure holds a record. He is the rarest Freeze Frame figure and perhaps the rarest modern figure in that packaging. His regualr green carded release however is a dime a dozen. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Weequay Skiff Guard

Visual Guide Update - Han Solo (Endor) (SL27) - Rebels

Posted by Chuck | April 08, 2015 at 09:58 PM ET |

Endor was the overall theme for Saga Legends Wave 4. Next up for our Visual Guide updates is Han Solo (Endor) (SL27). Stop by our full Visual Guide by clicking the image below. After, be sure to check out our full review where we break down the good, the bad, and the ugly with this figure.

Han Solo (Endor)  - Saga Legends (SL27)

Rebel Women Who Fought The Clone Wars - Panel At CVII

Posted by Paul | April 08, 2015 at 05:27 PM ET |

Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars would not be possible without some of the most talented women in the industry. Join Line Producer Athena Portillo, Creative Executive Rayne Roberts, Senior Concept Designer Amy Beth Christenson, and Production Manager Liz Marshall from Lucasfilm as they discuss how their essential contributions have shaped these beloved series. See this panel at Star Wars Celebration Friday from 6:00-7:00pm at the Behind-The-Scenes Stage (204ABC).

Amazon Warehouse Deal Or No Deal?

Posted by Paul | April 08, 2015 at 04:57 PM ET |

Is this a deal or not? Look what JTA reader Angriest Man Alive got from an Amazon Warehouse Deal special. Click the image below for the full size view.

FlashBack Review: C-3PO (With Ewok Throne) - TSC - SAGA 042

Posted by Paul | April 08, 2015 at 04:47 PM ET |

C-3PO (With Ewok Throne)

  • Collectible: C-3PO (With Ewok Throne) (SAGA 042)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #865
  • Original Publication Date: October 5, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 984th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Review: 4-LOM - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 08, 2015 at 11:37 AM ET |

4-LOM was the third modern bounty hunter produced for The Power Of The Force "2" line. See this first incarnation in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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.

4-LOM

Win A $10 Off Code Through VUDU

Posted by Chuck | April 08, 2015 at 08:53 AM ET |

VUDU has givne us five $10 off codes to give away to our viewers. We will give these away through our various Social Media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), as well as right here. You can find out how to get the first code by clicking through!

Visual Guide Update - Luke Skywalker (Endor) (SL25) - Rebels

Posted by Chuck | April 07, 2015 at 09:12 PM ET |

Luke Skywalker (Endor) (SL25) is tonights addition to the Visual Guides. Click below to check out our latest Saga Legends Visual Guide. Make sure you read our thoughts on this figure in our full review, which includes an additional photo gallery as well.

Luke Skywalker (Endor)  - Saga Legends (SL25)

We are happy to announce our second exclusive for Celebration Anaheim 2015, following up the highly popular Death Star puzzle patch from Celebration CVI. This year's patch will feature 5 sites, with six total pieces. Click through for the full details on how you can get JTA's portion of the patch (as well as the rest)!

There were a lot of questions posted as to how the Digital HD versions will be viewable through the various digital outlets. We reached out for a more definitive answer. Click through for the full details!

FlashBack Review: Firespeeder Pilot - TSC - SAGA 022

Posted by Chuck | April 07, 2015 at 05:53 PM ET |

Foul Moudama

  • Collectible: Firespeeder Pilot (SAGA 022)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #751
  • Original Publication Date: June 13, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,332nd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

You Ain't Never Gonna Get 'Em: MIA Saga Legends Bite The Dust

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2015 at 01:24 PM ET |

So, you wanted to know what happened to Darth Maul, the 501st and Mace Windu in the Saga Legends line? They've been cancelled. JediBusiness.com has the official word from Hunter PR. This is "very" bad news to those American collectors trying to get their paws on Darth Maul, which so far to date has been only an international exclusive. The only remaining option for these figures is if they're carried forward into the Fall line look. That potential has NOT been axed yet. Thanks to Martin F. who directed us to this news.

Review: AT-AT Driver - POTF2 [G/FF] - Fan Club Exclusive

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2015 at 09:03 AM ET |

The Fan Club exclusive AT-AT Driver is just "meh". See why we're not jumping for joy over it in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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.

AT-AT Driver

The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection Details Released

Posted by Chuck | April 07, 2015 at 08:44 AM ET |

The most iconic movie collection of all time Becomes available for the first time On Digital HD on April 10, 2015. Click through for the full press release!

Celebration Anaheim: The Vader Case Project Unveiled

Posted by Chuck | April 07, 2015 at 08:41 AM ET |

Check out this cool project featuring the iconic Vintage Kenner Darth Vader Collector's Case! These will be on display (and up for auction) at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. All the details after the jump!

Visual Guide Update - Plo Koon (SL16) - Rebels

Posted by Chuck | April 06, 2015 at 09:40 PM ET |

Tonight we take a look at another The Clone Wars addition to the Saga Legends Line: Plo Koon (SL16). Check out the full Visual Guide below, and read our review on this figure right here!

Plo Koon - Saga Legends (SL16)

FlashBack Review: Foul Moudama - TSC - SAGA 029

Posted by Paul | April 06, 2015 at 05:12 PM ET |

Foul Moudama

  • Collectible: Foul Moudama (SAGA 029)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #750
  • Original Publication Date: June 12, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 869th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Gentle Giant's exclusive in the Mini Bust line for Celebration Anaheim 2015: General McQuarrie. Click through for all of the details and pre-order information.

Gentle Giant has announced their exclusive Celebration Anaheim 2015 Jumbo Vintage Figure: Star Wars Droids C-3PO. This is their first Jumbo Star Wars figure to fall outside of Kenner's regular vintage line. Click through for details and images!

Review: Mon Mothma - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 06, 2015 at 12:45 AM ET |

We wanted her badly, but maybe not exactly like this. Check out Mon Mothma in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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.

Mon Mothma

Visual Guide Update - AT-DP Driver (SL14) - Rebels

Posted by Chuck | April 05, 2015 at 09:06 PM ET |

The AT-DP Driver (SL04) gives us our first new Imperial soldier from Rebels. Click below for our detailed Visual Guide for a full-sized look at this character. You can also read our thoughts on this figure right here in our review.

AT-DP Driver - Saga Legends (SL14)

FlashBack Review: Clone Commander Cody - TSC - SAGA 024

Posted by Paul | April 05, 2015 at 06:34 PM ET |

Clone Commander Cody

  • Collectible: Clone Commander Cody (SAGA 024)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #752
  • Original Publication Date: June 14, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,027th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Review: Luke Skywalker (All New Likeness) - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 05, 2015 at 12:40 AM ET |

The accessory with Luke Skywalker (All New Likeness) is better than the figure itself. See why you should still buy it in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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 (All New Likeness)

Visual Guide Update - Kanan Jarrus (SL04) - Rebels

Posted by Chuck | April 04, 2015 at 08:34 PM ET |

Kanan Jarrus (SL04) has already made his way into several multipacks in the Rebels line, but tonight we are adding him to our basic figures Visual Guide. Click below for our full Visual Guide! Find out the full analysis details on this figure in our Research Droids Review.

Kanan Jarrus - Saga Legends (SL04)

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | April 04, 2015 at 07:42 PM ET |

Brian's Toys would like customers to hop into spring with extra savings! Take $15 OFF your next order for $75 or more on their wide-variety of Star Wars merchandise.  Simply apply coupon code APRIL15 when viewing your shopping cart.  

Don't hesistate, use the coupon on some of the hot new arrivals at Brian's Toys! Grab either a Black Series 6" or Sideshow 12" Han Solo & Taun Taun this weekend.  Check out the full newsletter right here!

Brian's Toys

FlashBack Review: Death Star Gunner - TSC - SAGA 041

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2015 at 05:42 PM ET |

Death Star Gunner

  • Collectible: Death Star Gunner (SAGA 041)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #864
  • Original Publication Date: October 4, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 561st most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

PSWCS.org Launches Castaway Critters Fundraiser

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2015 at 04:15 PM ET |

PSWCS.org, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS), will be selling Darth Vader themed medallions at Star Wars™ Celebration Anaheim to raise funds to support Castaway Critters. (more....)

The Figure Definitely Won't Fall Off Now!

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2015 at 04:11 PM ET |

You saw our obliterated Han Solo (Endor) card back from HasbroToyShop, now look at what JTA reader Ryan G. received. Would you like a Star Wars figure with your packing tape? Yikes! Click through for more.

Vintage Kenner Star Wars Figures Found In Abandoned Toy Shop

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2015 at 03:57 PM ET |

This article is amazing. Look what was found in an abandoned toy shop in North Wales. It's simply an astounding article. Mirror.co.uk has the full story. Special thanks to JTA reader Frank C. for bringing it to our attention.

TRU Express Still Receiving The Vintage Collection Slave I

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2015 at 03:51 PM ET |

JTA reader Tony P. sends us proof that the previous Amazon.com exclusive Slave I is still arriving at TRU Express stores in the mall. This is wonderful for those that missed out on it originally, but it's hard to accept that we'll likely never see a great exclusive like this ever again. Hopefully The Force Awakens line will bring enough people back to collecting so that we will see things like this again. And this was probably just an annoying sales pitch, but see what the cashier recommended to Tony by clicking through.

New Jakks Pacific In Stock At Target.com

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2015 at 03:44 PM ET |

JTA reader Tony L. alerts us that Target.com has new Jakks Pacific figures in stock and on sale like Greedo, Han Solo and Luke Jedi. If these are your bag then have a go at them!

The Black Series 6-inch Figures On Sale For $17.99 At TARGET

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2015 at 03:40 PM ET |

Not that you'll find much of anything there, but The Black Series 6" line is on sale for $17.99 each for a limited time. My local store had no signage so I can't tell you anything more than it is happening now!

The Clone Wars Receives Seven Emmy Nominations!

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2015 at 03:38 PM ET |

Congratulations to The Clone Wars! It has been nominated for seve Emmys! Click through for the full story!

Win A Yoda Life-Size Statue From Sideshow Collectibles!

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2015 at 03:34 PM ET |

Find out how to win a life-size Yoda statue from Sideshow Collectibles (and be sure to watch their entertaining video).

Single Saga Legends For $9.99 Or Mission Series 2-Pack For $7.50?

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2015 at 03:30 PM ET |

JTA reader Darth Pudgy sends us a report confirming that the new $9.99 price point for Rebels Saga Legends is making its way across the country at Toys R Us in a concentrated manner. Interestingly, I have not seen this price increase, but we continue to get more and more reports. This move is insane, especially since TRU is currently running a 2 for $15 Mission Series sale right now.

    

The Princess Leia Organa (In Hoth Gear) figure was long-awaited, but the final figure just didn't deliver. See why in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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 (In Hoth Gear)

Click through for information on several Celebration Anaheim art prints by Joe Corroney and Brian Miller. They asked that we help spread the word since there is no coordinated promotion through Lucasfilm this year.

The preorder period ends April 10th but the artwork will also still be available from our booth (#1111), “The Star Wars Art of Joe Corroney and Brian Miller” at the event. If you are going to the event feel free to stop by and say hello, we'd both enjoy meeting you.

Visual Guide Update - TIE Pilot (SL13) - Rebels

Posted by Chuck | April 03, 2015 at 08:21 PM ET |

The TIE Pilot (SL13) is a nice addition to the Rebels line of figures, mixing in a decent amount of animation style mixed with realistic style. Click below to see the full Visual Guide, and check out our full review of this figure right here.

TIE Pilot - Saga Legends (SL13)

FlashBack Review: Chief Chirpa - TSC - SAGA 039

Posted by Paul | April 03, 2015 at 03:12 PM ET |

Chief Chirpa

  • Collectible: Chief Chirpa (SAGA 039)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #863
  • Original Publication Date: October 3, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,147th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Images From Midnight Madness April 2, 2005! Check Them Out!

Posted by Paul | April 03, 2015 at 02:58 PM ET |

Thanks to all who participated in the discussion with us reflecting on the Revenge Of The Sith product launch, which is now 10 years and a day old. Would you believe that JTA contributor George T. has a nice gallery of images to share with everyone from the Toys R Us Midnight Madness? Click through to check them all out!

Sideshow Collectibles gives collectors two options for a long-running debate. Is it brown or blue? Of course we're talking about Han's parka on Hoth. For today's review, we look at source materials which lean toward showing us that Captain Han Solo (Hoth) [Blue Jacket Version] may have actually worn a blue jacket. (It's all about being a devil's advocate today.) Check out our readable thoughts in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Captain Han Solo (Hoth) [Blue Jacket Version]

Rebels Mission Series Wave 3 In Stock On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | April 02, 2015 at 08:50 PM ET |

Star Wars Rebels Mission Series wave 3 is on Amazon for $10.99 if you missed these from HTS. Click the images below for direct links.

  

Visual Guide Update - The Inquisitor (SL03) - Rebels

Posted by Chuck | April 02, 2015 at 08:32 PM ET |

Star Wars Rebels' newest bad guy is tonight's Visual Guide update. Click below to check out the full guide for The Inquisitor (SL03), and make sure you check out the complete analysis on this figure right here in our Research Droids Review.

The Inquisitor - Saga Legends (SL03)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | April 02, 2015 at 08:25 PM ET |

Check out the latest Big Bad Toy Store newsletter, featuring all of the latest pre-orders and new arrivals.

You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Big Bad Toy Store

FlashBack Review: Hem Dazon - TSC - SAGA 033

Posted by Paul | April 02, 2015 at 05:31 PM ET |

Hem Dazon

  • Collectible: Hem Dazon (SAGA 033)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #856
  • Original Publication Date: September 26, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,220th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Review: Lobot - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | April 02, 2015 at 08:16 AM ET |

He is overshadowed by Lando Calrissian, but it's hard to deny that Lobot isn't a fan favorite Star Wars character. Let's check out the first modern action figure of this character in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Lobot

DCSWCC Announces Giveaways for Celebration Anaheim

Posted by Chuck | April 02, 2015 at 08:00 AM ET |

The Washington DC Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) is proud to announce its all-new exclusive giveaway for Celebration Anaheim – forty different retro mini trading cards. Click through for the full press release on how you can secure these at Celebration Anaheim...

Happy 10th Anniversary To The Revenge Of The Sith Product Launch!

Posted by Paul | April 02, 2015 at 12:15 AM ET |

Today marks the TENTH anniversary of the official release date that launched all Revenge Of The Sith products to retail which supported Episode III. What we thought (back then) was to be the final Star Wars film ever ended up being one of the heaviest supported films at the retail level from various chains. Stores like Walmart, Toys R Us and TARGET had highly sought-after exclusives and there were also fun Midnight Madness events for those that needed new Star Wars toys the moment they were available. We thought it would be fun to reminisce about this special day. Did you partake in the craziness? What did you buy on day one? Did you capture all of those exclusives without resorting to the secondary market? What did you think about the toys after you bought them. Were you impressed? Did any spoil the plot of the film for you? Share these memories and more with us in our comments. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Darth Eddie for the article idea!

FlashBack Review: R5-D4 - TSC - SAGA 032

Posted by Paul | April 01, 2015 at 09:41 PM ET |

R5-D4

  • Collectible: R5-D4 (SAGA 032)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #854
  • Original Publication Date: September 24, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,011st most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2006

Visual Guide Update - Ezra Bridger (SL02) - Rebels

Posted by Chuck | April 01, 2015 at 09:40 PM ET |

Tonight's feature Visual Guide takes a look at Ezra Bridger (SL02). You can find the full Visual Guide by clicking the image below. Don't forget to also take a look at our full-featured review right here.

Ezra Bridger - Saga Legends (SL02)

Boxed Images Of The Black Series 6-inch Leia Boushh Wave

Posted by Paul | April 01, 2015 at 09:39 PM ET |

Our friends at starwarsfiguren.com have nice boxed images of the Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise) wave of The Black Series 6" line. Check them out!

    

The Vintage Collection Returns Fall 2015?

Posted by Paul | April 01, 2015 at 12:49 PM ET |

We have just intercepted mock-ups of the next wave of Saga Legends for Fall 2015. It appears that all who surmised about the return of The Vintage Collection were right. But it's probably safer to say that no one expected (or wanted) this however. Simple 5POA figures will debut in the fall in our glorious TVC packaging. It's unknown yet if the new The Force Awakens figures will follow the same format yet. Keep close to JTA as we follow this story. More info is forthcoming we have been told.

            

I'm Gonna Wash That Helmet Right Outta His Hair....

Posted by Paul | April 01, 2015 at 11:09 AM ET |

JTA reader Carlos Junior C. sends us an impressive set of images showing off a custom he converted from the Rebels Saga Legends Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise) figure. It now has a removable helmet. If you watched the latest Wolfpack Podcast you saw Jayson from Yakface.com show us what this figure's head looks like without the helmet. Now see what customization does for this figure. It really doesn't look half that bad with a removable helmet now! Click through for more!

He is brightly colored orange and comes with accessories that Hasbro just didn't give us with the 3.75" figure. See the Bomb Squad Clone Trooper (Ordnance Specialist) in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure 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.

Bomb Squad Clone Trooper (Ordnance Specialist)

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