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September 2013

Q and A of the Day: Day 15

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2013 at 07:37 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 15.

Mexican Walmart Exclusivo!

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2013 at 07:22 PM EDT |

JTA Facebook friend Gabriel Garcia posts on our Facebook page that the latest Walmart exclusive in Mexico is the Amazon.com TIE Interceptor for American fans. Click through for the proof.

Review: Pablo-Jill - TBS - #10 [The Best Star Wars Figure Of 2013]

Posted by Paul | September 30, 2013 at 12:02 AM EDT |

The greatest figure of 2013 is and will remain The Black Series' Pablo-Jill. You think that's too bold of a statement? We will prove it to you. See why we're over-confident about this fact in our Research Droids Reviews as we talk about the figures in the second wave of The Black Series 3.75" line. Don't let Mara Jade put a bad taste in your mouth. This is the figure you want from wave 2. TRUST US! Don't forget to leave your feedback on these figures in our Disqus comments! So, feel free to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Pablo-Jill

One For The Record Books Friends: It Just Gets Worse And Worse!

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2013 at 09:36 PM EDT |

JTA favorite Rum Sleg gives us a story that will surely make the record books. Retailer Toys R Us, desperate to salvage their bottom line, has done a seemingly unprecedented resolution to handle the unacceptable separating card backs issue of The Black Series line. Click through for this shocking head scratcher.

Hasbro: The Tapers Or The Tapees?

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2013 at 09:30 PM EDT |

Are Hasbro the ones actually taping The Black Series bubbles to the card backs of the figures in this line? Sure to be a controversial topic, click through for JTA reader Derek H.'s thoughts and reasoning as well as the photo.

Alliance Intelligence Photo Novel

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2013 at 09:20 PM EDT |

JTA and Yakface reader Tsui Choi has just published a new Photo Novel Alliance Intelligence: Chapter 11: Hunt By Night in Yakface.com's forums. Go and check it out!!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys: Great TBS Clearance Deals!

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2013 at 09:15 PM EDT |

Wow! JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys has some great The Black Series figures on clearance for less than $7 each! They also have new pre-orders and arrivals to let you know about as well! Click through for more!

Review: Mara Jade - TBS - #14

Posted by Paul | September 29, 2013 at 01:57 PM EDT |

You saw the sneak peeks and the full galleries, but now it's time to talk about the figures in the second wave of The Black Series 3.75" line. Let's look in detail now with Mara Jade in our Research Droids Reviews as we discuss every last detail you need to know about this action figure. Don't forget to leave your feedback on these figures in our Disqus comments! So, 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

UPDATE: Wow! The comments in our review of this figure have been amazingly insane today! Thank you to the many of you who added your own two cents in about this figure as well. Your opinions and perspectives have been thoughtful, entertaining, and altogether bittersweet. We hoped for the best, but this figure just didn't deliver as expected. If you haven't joined in yet, the discussions are still ongoing. Just click the banner above and start commenting!

Check Out An Almost Complete Early Look At The Black Series Wave 2!

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2013 at 11:51 PM EDT |

Here is an early look at wave 2 of The Black Series. Full Visual Analyses and Collector Notes are completed, but the General Analyses (review portions) have yet to be written (but will be ready when we post them daily in our Research Droids Reviews news posts). Click through to enjoy wave 2 of The Black Series!! Special thanks to Brian's Toys for sponsoring this wave of figures for us!

     

It All Starts Off Tomorrow.... With A Few Teases In Between Perhaps....

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2013 at 02:57 PM EDT |

Oh yeah! You know what's coming....

The Astromech Collection - Only We Can Make It Happen!

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2013 at 01:17 PM EDT |

So, as a community we definitely do a lot of grumbling about what Hasbro has been doing (or more accurately not been doing) with the collector-focused part of the toy line. While there is always room for improvement, cost has stopped Hasbro in their tracks in many instances, to the point that they just can't bring us the volume of things they did in the past. This in turn makes it rare for us to find something that interests us. We then become slowly disengaged. Less stuff makes some collectors happy, but for others it only makes us pine for more, or simply lose interest in the hobby. 2012 was one of the worst years for collectors, but Hasbro brought us one of the greatest multipacks of all time: the Royal Starship Droids Battle Packs set from the Discover The Force line. It sold out very quickly and people are still trying to acquire it for their collections. It got us thinking. (more....)

          

Review: Ki-Adi-Mundi (Jedi Master) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #44

Posted by Paul | September 28, 2013 at 08:01 AM EDT |

The Episode I version of Ki-Adi-Mundi was so good that Hasbro reused most of it for Ki-Adi-Mundi (Jedi Master) in the Star Wars "Saga" line. See why it still holds up well even today in our Research Droids Reviews today. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Ki-Adi-Mundi (Jedi Master)

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 27, 2013 at 09:42 PM EDT |

Brian's Toys has an extremely rare Power of the Force Anakin Skywalker vintage figure available.  This Anakin is unpunched and is sealed in an AFA acrylic case.  Graded a 75-Y overall.  That is not the only rare vintage figure available.  They also have a rare Double Telescoping Luke (Loose AFA) and a Boba Fett ROTJ from Palitoy (Light Blue, unpainted knee variant).

The Black Series 3.75" Wave 2 action figures have also arrived! Pick up a set today or order a sealed case of 12 figures that includes the new wave and some repacks. The next Star Wars Saga Legends wave of figures is up for pre-order, and includes Captain Rex, Commander Cody, Boba Fett, and a Stormtrooper.

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

Brian's Toys

10 Things You Didn't Know About Return Of The Jedi

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2013 at 12:44 PM EDT |

A must read. Click through for more.

Review: Plo Koon (Arena Battle) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #12

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2013 at 06:36 AM EDT |

Not all Jedi can be made well. That's how we feel about Plo Koon (Arena Battle). He doesn't have a bad portrait, but the rest of him from the neck down is in need of help. 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.

Plo Koon (Arena Battle)

Q and A of the Day: Day 14

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2013 at 07:56 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 14.

Time Capsule: Look Where We Were Only A Short Year Ago

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2013 at 01:35 PM EDT |

Exactly one year ago TODAY (where in the world does the time go), Jedi Temple Archives provided you with an advanced first look at the final wave of The Vintage Collection via our Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides. It's unbelievable the trail the line has taken in one short year; most of which has been for the worse and not better sadly. We hope that we learn some new and exciting things at the Hasbro Preview Party so that we all can experience again what the line at its greatness brought us. It may not return as magnificent as it once was, but we're hopeful that whatever is announced will incite collectors to be zealous for the line again. Click any of the links above to refresh your memory of when times were significantly better. And who knows, maybe we'll have another advanced look surprise in the future. Only time will tell.

Amazon.com Exclusive Legacy Collection Droid Factory Price Drop Alert!

Posted by Chuck | September 26, 2013 at 09:20 AM EDT |

Amazon.com has dropped the price on their Droid Factory set. Click through to check the new price and make sure to adjust your pre-orders if needed!

UPDATE: It's back up to $59.99.

First Look! Quick Pics Of The TRU Exclusive Republic Gunship Loose!

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2013 at 08:44 AM EDT |

Well, you know what figures are inside of the box, now how about the vehicle itself?! BorgIG88 comes through big time again for us and gives us some nice loose shots of the Republic Gunship. You may have to enjoy these images for a bit until I muster up enough courage to drop $120 on my own for the RDRs.... Click through for more.

Review: Saesee Tiin (Jedi Master) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #20

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2013 at 08:13 AM EDT |

A pretty good take on the Iktochi Jedi, Saesee Tiin (Jedi Master) holds a pretty good pose too if you situate him just right, but what's up with the Force effect? Yikes! See 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.

Saesee Tiin (Jedi Master)

Republic Gunship Pack-in Figures Mystery Resolved!

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2013 at 10:55 PM EDT |

So, you wanna know what figures are included with the Toys R Us exclusive Republic Gunship? We have the answers thanks to JTA reader BorgIG88. Click through for more.

Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge Out This Week

Posted by Chuck | September 25, 2013 at 02:24 PM EDT |

The latest Expanded Universe novel was released this week. Head on over to Amazon.com to check out Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge, another Rebellion-era novel! Don't forget, you can keep track of all of the Star Wars novels in our massive hardback collecting guide right here!

Hasbro Pre-NYCC Preview Party Event Details

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM EDT |

As we've previously mentioned, Jedi Temple Archives will be in attendance at Hasbro's 'Twas The Night Before... Party in New York City Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 6:30 - 9:30 PM. Click through to find out what you can expect to be covered during this exclusive event! We will be providing coverage as the event unfolds, so make sure you keep it here at JTA for the latest information!

Review: Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2013 at 12:41 PM EDT |

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

Wave 2 of The Black Series Hits eBay... Coming Soon?

Posted by Chuck | September 25, 2013 at 09:48 AM EDT |

eBay seller Toy Arena has Series 2 from The Black Series available. Click through if you want to take a look at the production cards. I wouldn't recommened buying at these prices, but worth a look... and a good indication that we can expect these to start hitting soon! Click each image to view the auctions, including the completed auction for Mara Jade (who already sold for a crazy amount!). Patience people!

    
    

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 25, 2013 at 09:34 AM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Review: Shaak Ti (Jedi Master) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #10

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2013 at 05:58 AM EDT |

If there was a paint job that Hasbro nailed in the Star Wars "Saga" line, it was the one they gave Shaak Ti (Jedi Master). Essentially a statue, she looks great no matter how you slice it. 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.

Shaak Ti (Jedi Master)

Found! Republic Gunship Hits Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2013 at 02:48 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting via a Twitter follower that the Republic Gunship has hit a Toys R Us! The vehicle retails for $119.99 and comes with two bubble-turrets and an unbelievable three "rumored" TVC quality action figures: Yoda, Clone Pilot and Clone Trooper. We still need to confirm what's actually inside the box. If you do the math, you'll find that this is about what these pieces would cost you individually. Click through for more information! If anyone purchases this and opens it up, please confirm with us which figures are actually included in the box. The figures inside could vary from what's shown on the outside of the box. Thanks! (SKU 139655)

Post Your Questions To Hasbro And We Will Ask Them At NYCC!!

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2013 at 11:01 AM EDT |

We’re lucky if we even get a single opportunity per year to ask Hasbro the many burning questions collectors have about the Star Wars toy line anymore. But we may just have a good opportunity just around the corner at the NYCC Preview Party. Jedi Temple Archives will be in attendance and we will have our notepads and pencils at the ready addressing your questions. Please leave your questions in our comments in this article. But please keep in mind some important rules that will streamline the process for us, and ultimately give our readers the best coverage possible.

Please do not comment on someone else’s questions. If you do, we will have to delete any responses made to a question. Please show your support for the question with the up and down arrows only. “Up arrow” means you like the question. “Down arrow” means you don’t like it. Simple.

Please do not ask if Figure X is getting made. Those questions would be endless and eat up all of our time with Hasbro and they will not confirm or deny anything anyway. I will figure out how to cleverly elicit some figure details in a roundabout way. Please remain as sarcasm and nasty free as possible. We want to make head way with them, not kick them when they're down.

I will also be asking the following questions, so please don’t post these “again” in our comments: (more…)

Review: Kit Fisto (Jedi Master) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #05

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2013 at 08:47 AM EDT |

If a collector doesn't notice an action feature on an action figure, does the action feature therefore even exist? Well, that may be preposterous logic, but we bet many of you out there aren't even aware that Kit Fisto (Jedi Master) does indeed have an action feature. It's so subtle that it's almost acceptable. Between a great sculpt and good deco, find out why this action figure isn't half as bad as you may have preconceived 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 (Jedi Master)

Hasbro Makes No Public Statement, Collectors Resolve Their Own Issues

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2013 at 08:33 AM EDT |

LOL! Out of desperation, retail and/or Star Wars collectors are now resorting to Yankee ingenuity to resolve the debacle of the separating card back. Look what JTA reader Brian P. has discovered at his local Walmart which ended up making the situation worse. (Does anyone else find it completely unacceptable that Hasbro has not made a public statement about this issue yet?) Click through for more.

NASA Finds Han Solo In Carbonite On Mercury

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2013 at 07:58 AM EDT |

JTA reader Keith K. alerts us to a cool "Star Wars in nature" news report. Keith writes "My name is Keith K. and I am a member of Jedi Temple Archives. I thought you and the readers might like this." Click through for more!

Q and A of the Day: Day 13

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2013 at 06:25 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 13. (With visual stimulation today!)

TRU Exclusive TVC Y-wing Fighter (Vehicle) Goes On Clearance!

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2013 at 06:03 PM EDT |

We're unable to confirm how widespread this is, although we're pretty certain that TRU typically runs clearances on a national level, but the Y-wing Fighter has hit a low $20.98 at a TRU in Iowa. Click through for the proof!

TIE Interceptor Gets Yanked From Amazon.com... UPDATE - Back In Stock

Posted by Chuck | September 23, 2013 at 02:22 PM EDT |

Thanks to a tip from our friends at Yakface.com, Amazon.com has pulled the TIE Interceptor from sale. It's under review, just like the Slave I, until they realize how to properly ship this item. I couldn't even get my replacement sent until this returns to "available" again. Aren't you supposed to learn from the first mistake so it doesn't happen a second time?

UPDATE: Back in stock and ready to ship!

Review: Tusken Raider (Tatooine Camp Ambush) - SW [S - P2] - '03 #06

Posted by Paul | September 23, 2013 at 06:07 AM EDT |

The Tusken Raider (Tatooine Camp Ambush) figure is a good example of a great sculpt with pitiful articulation. His coloring is off a bit too, but his "action feature" is screen accurate. See all of 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 (Tatooine Camp Ambush)

Q and A of the Day: Day 12

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2013 at 05:17 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 12.

An under-appreciated action figure, Captain Typho (Head Of Padmé’s Security) is a lot better than most people know. He is under-articulation, but has it where it counts. Learn 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.

Captain Typho (Head Of Padmé’s Security)

Kmart Marks Down Remaining TVC And It Affects TBS

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2013 at 08:15 AM EDT |

JTA reader Damian V. alerts us that Kmart, if they have any left, are marking down remaining TVC figures for $7.54 each. But you can probably already imagine how this affects The Black Series: they also have come down to that sale price as well. Damian writes "Kmart has [TVC] on sale for $7.54 and The Black Series rings up at the same price!!" (There is always a major problem every year anymore when it comes to the collector-focused basic figure line. It's so frustrating. How can retail see a new basic figure line as the previous. It's common sense to give it a new SKU, isn't it?) Let us know what your local store is doing too in our comments!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2013 at 08:10 AM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys writes in with the latest arrivals, pre-orders and clearance merchandise! Click through for their complete newsletter!

Premium Format Figures Gallery And Collector Notes Upgrades

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2013 at 10:52 PM EDT |

I have been hard at work behind the scenes updating some of our earliest Premium Format Figures RDRs. Now updated with new Collector Notes, revised analyses and nearly triple the images as originally presented, please click any of the thumbnails below to enjoy any or all of these updates to one of Sideshow Collectibles' best line of products. (Don't forget to check out our complete database on them either RIGHT HERE also.)

 Anakin Skywalker Anakin Skywalker Aurra Sing Aurra Sing Clone Trooper (Episode II) Clone Trooper (Episode II)
 Count Dooku Count Dooku Darth Talon Darth Talon Scout Trooper Scout Trooper
 Yoda & Clone Trooper Yoda & Clone Trooper Yoda & Clone Trooper Yoda & Clone Trooper

Déjà Vu! More Hasbro Card Back Separations!

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2013 at 08:36 AM EDT |

It's a complete and utter disaster. I personally noticed that the Saga Legends bubbles weren't as tightly fastened to the card backs either, just not to this extent. But JTA reader Kai from Germany has some detailed images to share that the same thing is happening to this line as well. Click through for more.

Review: Anakin Skywalker (Tatooine Attack) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #43

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2013 at 08:24 AM EDT |

We just do not like Anakin Skywalker (Tatooine Attack) at all. Aside from some cool pack-in accessories, we think that this figure is more of a mess than anything else. How will you feel 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 (Tatooine Attack)

TIE Interceptor Gets Yanked From Amazon.com

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2013 at 08:20 AM EDT |

Thanks to a tip from our friends at Yakface.com, Amazon.com has pulled the TIE Interceptor from sale. It's under review, just like the Slave I, until they realize how to properly ship this item. I couldn't even get my replacement sent until this returns to "available" again. Aren't you supposed to learn from the first mistake so it doesn't happen a second time?

        

See All Of The Articulation General Grievous Has!

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2013 at 08:13 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles releases a most impressive video showing off the incredible amount of articulation the 1:6 Scale General Grievous figure has. You must check this out!

The Enloe Trials Chapter 4: Shadow Of Death

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2013 at 08:08 AM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have presented their latest Photo Novel, The Enloe Trials Chapter 4: Shadow Of Death. Be sure to check it out!

Review: Anakin Skywalker (Secret Ceremony) - SW [S - P2] - '03 #07

Posted by Paul | September 20, 2013 at 07:40 AM EDT |

The groom came before the bride in the Star Wars "Saga" line, but now it's time to look at Anakin Skywalker (Secret Ceremony). It's actually a pretty good version of him, but what's up with the bulky outer robes? Learn 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.

Anakin Skywalker (Secret Ceremony)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 19, 2013 at 10:15 PM EDT |

Big Bad Toy Store checks in with their latest newsletter. You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Big Bad Toy Store

Are You All Caught Up On The Latest The Vintage Collection Vehicles?

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2013 at 09:48 PM EDT |

There are many issues and strong opinions when it comes to The Black Series, but let us not forget that Hasbro gave us three incredible vehicles from The Vintage Collection with the last 60 days too. Yes, some have their share of issues too, but they have been for the most part incredible additions to our Star Wars collections. If you have missed JTA's presentations of the three classic vehicles that were just released, then be sure to catch up now learning about them in our Research Droids Reviews where we look at each vehicle in great detail. Both boxed and loose shots are available in the gallery as well as a detailed breakdown about what's makes them unique in the geenral analysis. Click the appropriate links below to access Slave I (Boba Fett's Spaceship), X-wing Fighter and/or the TIE Interceptor.

     

Q and A of the Day: Day 11

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2013 at 05:21 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Today we talk about how many figures there will be in The Black Series basic figure line. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 11.

Review: Yoda (Jedi Master) - Order Of The Jedi - 1:6 Scale Figure

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2013 at 08:42 AM EDT |

The Prequel Trilogy Yoda (Jedi Master) 1:6 Scale Figure was inevitable and here it is! This beauty is fantastic. But what about the Episode I "puppet" portrait that didn't make the final cut? See this gorgeous figure 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.

Yoda (Jedi Master)

France Gets The Black Series And Saga Legends

Posted by Paul | September 19, 2013 at 06:07 AM EDT |

The Black Series and Saga Legends lines have finally hit France! Our good friends at www.toyzmag.com have the report to share! Click through for more.

Q and A of the Day: Day 10

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2013 at 09:02 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 10.

Review: Padmé Amidala (Lars' Homestead) - SW [S - P3] - '03 #36

Posted by Paul | September 18, 2013 at 08:13 AM EDT |

Don't you love getting two outfits in one action figure? That's exactly what you get with Padmé Amidala (Lars' Homestead) which is a really good action figure if you can find one that stands flush with a surface. Although she sometimes leans, check out this action figure in our Research Droids Reviews today and discover why she is a must-have. 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.

Padmé Amidala (Lars' Homestead)

JTA Assists Auction House With CA Dept Of Justice Seized Star Wars Items

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2013 at 06:29 PM EDT |

You probably have come across this headline in your local news surfing. But now Jedi Temple Archives has been contacted by the auction firm to assist with the auctions. Click through for more.

Review: Padmé Amidala (Secret Ceremony) - SW [S - P3] - '03 #22

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

We wish we could recall what our reaction was when we saw Padmé Amidala (Secret Ceremony) arrive at retail almost 10 years ago to the day because she still looks incredible even today. This action figure is beautiful. And what about that stunning environmental display stand? What a beauty! Check this out 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.

Padmé Amidala (Secret Ceremony)

Star Wars Action News - Episode 405: John Jackson Miller

Posted by Chuck | September 17, 2013 at 06:47 AM EDT |

The latest Star Wars expanded universe novel is Kenobi, a standalone story telling of the Jedi's arrival on Tatooine, including the locals and Tuskens with whom he tussles! The book is appeasing Star Wars fans worldwide, and now Arnie sits down with author John Jackson Miller to talk about this Western-inspired tale.

Q and A of the Day: Day 9

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 9.

Q: From checking out some of the comments on this site, but to a much more negative degree on some other forums on other sites, there seems to be an overall apathy/anger for The Black Series 3.75” line....

Review: Padmé Amidala (Coruscant Attack) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #41

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2013 at 06:07 AM EDT |

Why did they include an action feature in Padmé Amidala (Coruscant Attack)? It would have almost been perfect had they not done that. 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.

Padmé Amidala (Coruscant Attack)

Sponsor Announcement: K&C Collectibles

Posted by Chuck | September 15, 2013 at 10:43 PM EDT |

K & C Collectibles has added the new X-Wing Fighter Vintage Collection, Jango Fett from Kotobukiya and almost all the original Galactic Heroes waves and much more!

Click here to view all the NEW Product.

K&C Collectibles

Q and A of the Day: Day 8

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2013 at 09:46 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 8.

Curto Burns Collectors Cast

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2013 at 09:30 PM EDT |

September 12th 2013 will be a day long remembered; Rancho Obi-Wan has been confirmed as the Largest Collection of Star Wars Memorabilia according to Guinness World Records 2014 and features in a double feature spread in the 2014 Guinness World Records Book that’s now available for purchase worldwide. As promised on last month’s Curto Burns Collectors Cast, we couldn’t let this HUGE news slip us by and we promised you a special edition show and that’s exactly what we’ve got for you. We talk to President and CEO of Rancho Obi-Wan, our good friend and monthly contributor Steve Sansweet, about this amazing news and also about a special World Record Night event that’s taking place on November 2nd at Rancho Obi-Wan to celebrate this news and how you could be part of it too! This is a not to be missed special edition of the Curto Burns Collectors Cast, listen now you must! Direct download link here.

Jedi Force Gets A Bigger Scale Too?

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2013 at 09:28 PM EDT |

Look Ma! It's the "6-inch" scale in the Jedi Force line! I apparently have been asleep at the wheel when it comes to kid-focused Star Wars products because I didn't know these were coming, but did anyone else completely miss the "larger scale" Jedi Force line?! So, is "larger scale" for collectors or not? Or is this just another attempt at cross-pollination? Click through to see!

Star Wars Spinoff Films

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2013 at 09:22 PM EDT |

You've read these reports before, but Disney CFO Jay Rasulo talks Star Wars franchise and calls spin off films "origin stories." Special thanks to JTA reader Mike_5555 for the alert! Click through for more!

What's Happening In The Bottom Of The World: A NZ Report

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2013 at 09:19 PM EDT |

We don't get too many reports from New Zealand, but JTA reader Andy M. writes in to let readers know what's hitting down under! Click through for more!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2013 at 09:15 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys writes in with their latest pre-orders, new arrivals and clearance merchandise! Click through for more!

Help Obi-Wanda Campaign A Success!

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2013 at 09:07 PM EDT |

JTA reader Paul G. writes in with a fantastic update for the Help Obi-Wanda campaign her ran and that JTA supoorted. Click through for more!

Review: Padmé Amidala (Arena Escape) - '02 #02

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

There are some action figures that you need to buy because of the accessories included with them. Padmé Amidala (Arena Escape) is one such example. 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.

Padmé Amidala (Arena Escape)

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 14, 2013 at 01:31 PM EDT |

A slew of Gentle Giant and Sideshow items have made their way onto this week's Brian's Toys newsletter.  Pre-order the new Gentle Giant life-size Stormtrooper figure and 12" Rebel Jumbo figure, the Sideshow 12" Security Droids or Commander Cody Premium Format.

Or perhaps order the IN STOCK Gentle Giant Death Stormtrooper Deluxe statue or AT-AT Bookends.  Also new this week is the Sideshow Darth Malgus Premium Format figure.  Quantities are limited, so ensure to pick yours up today.

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

Brian's Toys

Review: TIE Interceptor (Vehicle) - TVC - Amazon.com Exclusive

Posted by Paul | September 14, 2013 at 06:09 AM EDT |

It's another The Vintage Collection release! We look at the Amazon.com exclusive TIE Interceptor (Vehicle) and see how it differs from its ancestor, the Legacy Collection TIE Interceptor. You will also discover our preoccupation with why Hasbro defaulted to use the 2004-2007 era Return Of The Jedi logo font that was inaccurate (and subsequently corrected on TVC basic figures) for the box art. See all this and more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

TIE Interceptor (Vehicle)

Not Exactly A Repeat Situation, But Deflating Nonetheless

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2013 at 05:32 PM EDT |

Ugh, while nowhere near as bad as the Slave I debacle, I can personally report that Amazon.com's shipping agents tore through the case of my TIE Interceptors with a dull razor blade. I ordered two and both have been gutted like a fish. If you have ordered yours, what condition did it arrive? Click through to see my situation.

Are You Able To Help A Young Man Recoup Some Of His Lost LEGOs?

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2013 at 07:39 AM EDT |

JTA reader Derek H. alerts us to a very sad Craigslist post about a young boy who left his LEGO mini figures behind at their hotel room while on vacation accidentally. No one has returned them to lost an found. If you are able to help the young man regain a portion of his collection, please respond to the ad. Click through for more!

Ewan McGregor To Star In Episode 7?

Posted by Paul | September 13, 2013 at 07:31 AM EDT |

eonline.com is reporting that Ewan McGregor has an interest to be in Episode VII. Click through for their report!

Review: Orn Free Taa - SW [S - P1] - '02 #35

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

He's like Aayla Secura, but corpulent and male, so he really isn't like Aayla Secura at all. Admittedly he is a boring action figure, but he's been done very well. And if you're into vairations, you have two to get for your collection. See Orn Free Taa and learn what you can about him 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.

Orn Free Taa

Another Opinion Or More Proof That Bad Change Is In The Air?

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2013 at 08:42 PM EDT |

No, you're reading this correctly. This isn't our Q&A, but it's a Q&A you must read. If you're a good collector, you know to check out Galactic Hunter's Q&A with Adam Pawlus every Monday morning. I waited as long as I could, but to my shock no one has drawn attention to or made a stink about one of his answers. So I am going to open the can of worms here now. (more....)

Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Commander Cody Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | September 12, 2013 at 03:25 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Commander Cody is now up for pre-order! Click through to order this incredibly detailed PF figure!

Congratulations Rancho Obi-Wan!

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2013 at 11:36 AM EDT |

Congratulations to our friend Steve Sansweet and company for making the Guiness Book of World Records. Rancho Obi-Wan is officially have the largest collection of Star Wars memorailia! Click through for the PRESS RELEASE!

The Black Series 6 Inch Sandtrooper Still In Stock At Amazon

Posted by Chuck | September 12, 2013 at 10:02 AM EDT |

Amazon.com still has The Black Series 6" Sandtrooper in stock at retail pricing and free shipping (over $25) if you are still in the hunt (or wanting to army build this figure). This has been a harder one to find so take advantage!

Review: Ashla & Jempa (Jedi Padawans) - SW [S - P2] - '03 #16

Posted by Paul | September 12, 2013 at 07:51 AM EDT |

Attack Of The Clones introduced Star Wars fans to a new life cycle of the Jedi Order, the Jedi Initiates. Here are the other two from the Star Wars "Saga" line, Ashla & Jempa (Jedi Padawans).They are the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Ashla & Jempa (Jedi Padawans)

Brand New Five Below Stores Getting Awesome 2012 Figures $5 Each!

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2013 at 08:41 PM EDT |

Look out Texas! Five Below is coming in fast and furious and new stores are getting awesome 2012 Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] product as well as even cooloer The Vintage Collection figures! JTA staffer flamingtoilet made the road trip to his all-new Five Below and found some incredible goodies. (And just look at that gorgeous Texan sky!) Click through for the report and see if there are any new stores coming your way soon!

Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2013 at 06:05 PM EDT |

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

Always Remember

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2013 at 05:25 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives remembers those we lost.

Q and A of the Day: Day 7

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2013 at 10:18 AM EDT |

This is a great question folks! Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 7.

The Latest From Gentle Giant: A Jumbo Rebel Soldier & A BIG Stormtrooper!

Posted by Chuck | September 11, 2013 at 08:55 AM EDT |

Gentle Giant sends out their latest announcement for September. Up for pre-order are the Jumbo Rebel Soldier (Hoth Battle Gear) and the life-size Monument Scale Stormtrooper. Click the images below for more looks at both of these collectibles!

   

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 11, 2013 at 08:47 AM EDT |

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

End of Summer Sale!

We've reduced prices by 15% to 50% on over 5,000 items! Take a look at the huge sale menus, there are tons of Transformers, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, GI Joe, Anime, Statues, Props, T-Shirts, Trinkets, Stand-Ups, Imports, Movie Figures and much much more!

Big Bad Toy Store

Star Wars Action News Episode 404: ICE, ICE, Baby!

Posted by Chuck | September 11, 2013 at 08:44 AM EDT |

What happens when over a hundred of the world's most avid Star Wars collectors gather in one place over a long weekend? Fun, shopping and more! On this week's Star Wars Action News Marjorie and Arnie report on the Labor Day Weekend International Collector's Event, or ICE convention, put on by some of the Seattle Star Wars collectors. They toured two of the largest Star Wars collections in the world, went on toy runs en masse, got amazing exclusives, and watched an original 35mm print of Return of the Jedi--the 1983 version!

Review: Yoda & Chian (Padawan Lightsaber Training) - '03 #15

Posted by Paul | September 11, 2013 at 05:46 AM EDT |

Attack Of The Clones introduced Star Wars fans to a new life cycle of the Jedi Order, the Jedi Initiates. Often mistaken for Padawans, even by Hasbro, they are much too young to begin any intense Jedi training. See mentor and student, Yoda & Chian (Padawan Lightsaber Training) 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.

Yoda & Chian (Padawan Lightsaber Training)

Have You Seen Four Of The Greatest Premium Format Figures To Date?

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2013 at 12:28 PM EDT |

Holy moly! If you are an adorer of high-end collectibles, you are more than well aware that Sideshow Collectibles nearly killed us with three Premium Format Figures released within weeks of each other. They came and went very quickly in our RDRs, but if you haven’t had a chance to check out in detail C-3PO & R2-D2, Shaak Ti (from The Force Unleashed) or Darth Malgus, do yourself a favor and find out why they are essential to your collection. We say time and again how the Premium Format Figures get better and better with each new release, and these three prove this once again..

     

UPDATE: Kmart Exclusive TVC Multipacks Due To Hit Next Month!

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2013 at 11:08 AM EDT |

We have just found out through one of our sources that the Kmart exclusive Ewok Attack Catapult and Imperial Scanning Crew sets are confirmed to arrive in October.

UPDATE: We now have prices and UPCs for you! The Imperial Scanning crew sets will retail for $15.99 each and the Ewok Assault catapult will retail for $20.99. The UPCs are 653569890539 and 653569890485(Scanning Crew sets) and 653569875550 (Ewoks).

Give The Black Series Its Own DPCI Twitter Campaign!

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2013 at 08:32 AM EDT |

I personally couldn't even tell you how to Twitter, but for those collectors out there that do and solely rely on TARGET for their Star Wars action figures, there is a Twitter campaign happening that may help to change things courtesy of DarthChuck. Please click through to help.!

Review: Jar Jar Binks (Gungan Senator) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #24

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2013 at 06:26 AM EDT |

Ugh. Some figures are just terrible no matter how you consider them. It has nothing to do with not liking this character, but Jar Jar Binks (Gungan Senator) is so far from what he should be, an all-new take would be required to make it collector friendly. 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.

Jar Jar Binks (Gungan Senator)

The Evolution Of Darth Vader Coming Soon

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2013 at 06:21 AM EDT |

HasbroToyShop.com puts up a product page for The Evolution Of Dath Vader multipack. This set looks pretty cool, but I don't think any of us need to see any of the figures ever again. It retails for a much too high $39.99. Check it out!

TIE Interceptor Shipping Notices... Arriving this week!

Posted by Chuck | September 09, 2013 at 10:17 PM EDT |

Keep up your visual scanning! Reports are coming in that shipping notices are arriving for the TIE Incerceptor. And, there's also been a small price drop on Amazon.com. It is now listed for $46.14. If you haven't picked this up yet now is the time, because it looks like we can start expecting them to arrive this week! Thanks to JTA reader Mike for the update!

Q and A of the Day: Day 6

Posted by Paul | September 09, 2013 at 08:44 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 6.

Another Collection Of Images Of TBS 3.75" Wave 2 Loose....

Posted by Paul | September 09, 2013 at 08:03 PM EDT |

JTA reader Hercules has been reading all of your comments so he decided to take some additional pictures to either confirm your suspicions or quell your fears. Either way, click through to see an additional 17 images at a less aerial view!

Review: Coleman Trebor (Battle Of Geonosis) - SW [S - P3] - '03 #24

Posted by Paul | September 09, 2013 at 05:56 AM EDT |

The Coleman Trebor (Battle Of Geonosis) figure from the Star Wars "Saga" line may be one of the best from that era. With a healthy dose of articulation and a paint job that rivals the ones given to action figures today, see why this figure is still strong in our Research Droids Reviews. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Coleman Trebor (Battle Of Geonosis)

Details And Additional Images For TBS Luminara Unduli And Stormtrooper!

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2013 at 10:11 PM EDT |

I asked JTA reader Hercules two specific types of photos to clarify a few questions I had. I wanted to see the back of the Stormtrooper and I wanted more details on Luminara. We have the answers! Click through for more!

First Look! Wave 2 of The Black Series 3.75" Production Figures Loose!

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2013 at 06:17 PM EDT |

We have one EVEN BETTER for you! JTA reader Hercules sends us fresh-out-of-the-packaging loose images of wave 2 of The Black Series. Of particular note, we can confirm that the 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper was NOT corrected (sad face) and looks pretty bad if you want our opinion and Pablo-Jill comes with ball-socket wrists. The Stormtrooper is still hard to make out, but we asked Hercules for more images so we can confirm the details. Click through for more!

Q and A of the Day: Day 5

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2013 at 04:25 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 5.

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2013 at 03:41 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys writes in with the latest toy news including new arrivals, new pre-orders and the latest clearance merchandise. Click through for more

A Retail Whoops! One TARGET Clearances Out New Class II Vehicles

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2013 at 03:30 PM EDT |

It looks like some TARGET stores may be mixing things up. But can you blame them? Since the end of 2012, Hasbro has changed the line look like we change our underwear. And itappears that the lines are bleeding together for retail. While this is far from a regional or national move, you may want to check your local store and see if they've joined in the mark-down madess. Click through for more

A Tip For Canadian And American Walmart Shoppers

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2013 at 02:59 PM EDT |

JTA Canadian reader Bruno writes in with a tip that may help you secure The Black Series 6" figures at your local store. And since they're even hard to find at Walmart in the USA, maybe these tips can perhaps help American readers too. Click through for more!

Review: Supreme Chancellor Palpatine - SW [S - P1] - '02 #39

Posted by Paul | September 08, 2013 at 02:44 PM EDT |

A great looking action figure is what Supreme Chancellor Palpatine is. He isn't super-artiuclated and his liver spots are exaggerated, but this action figure looks great. Learn 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.

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine

First Look! TBS Wave 2 Card Backs (Reverse Sides) Revealed!

Posted by Paul | September 07, 2013 at 02:09 PM EDT |

Oh-yeah! Thanks to JTA reader Hercules, we now can present you with images of the card backs of wave 2 of The Black Series 3.75" line! Click through to ogle!

Found! Wave 2 Of The Black Series 3.75" Hits Internationally!

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

Well, this is a breath of fresh news reporting! The second wave of The Black Series 3.75" is now arriving in Hong Kong, China! This means that the USA is "not too far" from seeing these action figures grace our own shelves (and perhaps more expediently at online retail). By the way, I was criticized for having the attitude of disbelief that I had, but unless I am blind, they didn't bother correcting the 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper's color flashes. Then again, plans could still be in motion to indeed do the corrected running change. I guess it will be a waiting game. Click through for the report

What a retro take Hasbro executed on a modern figure with Anakin Skywalker (Outland Peasant Disguise)! The figure is a relative nightmare, but the one accessory is awesome, and we don't even know what it is! 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.

Anakin Skywalker (Outland Peasant Disguise)

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | September 06, 2013 at 10:57 PM EDT |

Brian's Toys has new Angry Birds and a huge selection of Vintage Darth Vader AFA figures. New Angry Birds include a Star Destroyer playset, Darth Vader Pig Carrying Case, and assorted individual two-packs.

Up for auction by Brian's Toys is an EXTREMELY rare Tri-Logo Rancor Monster AFA U85. Visit the newsletter to place your bid now at Brian's Toys.

Brian's Toys

If This Fails, Then What Is Next?

Posted by Paul | September 06, 2013 at 10:15 PM EDT |

OK, so maybe "living well" isn't the best revenge. I jest of course, but is there a sweeter sign than this? I jest again because I know Hasbro needs revenue to bring me the stuff I want to see, but maybe they can start developing different products that will engage us too. Click through to see what I mean.

More New Arrivals At Tuesday Morning

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

JTA moderator Bombadgungan writes in to let us know of more Star Wars merchansdise hitting Tuesday Morning. Click through to see what you may find there next!

If This Is A Hot Toy Then I Am A Monkey's Uncle

Posted by Paul | September 06, 2013 at 09:30 PM EDT |

You know something? There is almost no reason to toy hunt any longer. Do you know how hard that statement grips my heart? I fear the days are long gone of confidently knowing that you could visit any Walmart, Toys R Us or TARGET and come home with a bag full of goodies. Now we just pray that stuff geared for us will fit on the shelves with other product clogging the shelves that is clearly not for us or walk into a toy aisle and see nothing at all (except rotting TPM figures). What stuck in my craw today was the featured promotion a certain electronic shampoo bottle is getting. Now before you argue with me that these are for kids and Star Wars in general is for kids, let me ask you when was the last time your walked away happy from any of the stores we patronized the last (almost) 20 years? (more....)

Review: Darth Malgus - Premium Format Figure (It Is Amazing Folks!)

Posted by Paul | September 06, 2013 at 12:04 AM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has done it once again! The Darth Malgus Premium Format Figure has just arrived and it's another stellar work of art. The multiple portraits, the light-up features and the weightiness of the piece are just some of the highlights. Check out all of these details 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.

Darth Malgus (Premium Format Figure)

Q and A of the Day: Day 4

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2013 at 09:15 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 4. (Thank you Jayson!)

Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale Security Battle Droids Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | September 05, 2013 at 05:53 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has their sixth scale Security Battle Droids up for pre-order. Click through for a more extensive look at this set and to order these if they are on your list!

Review: Djas Puhr (Alien Bounty Hunter) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #40

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

There is a chance that you probably don't know that Djas Puhr (Alien Bounty Hunter) is quite inaccurate to his onscreen counterpart, but you also may not care because he still looks great despite the errors. Far from super-articulated, see an excellent sculpt even if he isn't completely perfect in all areas. 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.

Djas Puhr (Alien Bounty Hunter)

Q and A of the Day: Day 3

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2013 at 09:32 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 3.

More Carded Mission Series Revealed - Confirms Hasbro Mix-Up

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2013 at 09:17 PM EDT |

Our friends at StarWarsFiguren.com reveal the rest of the the carded Mission Series wave 2. But I have to publicly acknowledge what an attention-detailed genius my good friend Jayson Krebsbach from Yakface.com is. He actually texted me last night that he was dying to see the packaged version of the Darth Maul/Obi-Wan Kenobi duo because he believed Maul was paired with the incorrect version of Obi-Wan Kenobi (the one with the shoulder clone armor and lower body clone armor). Guess what? He was right! Click through to see the rest!

Did You Ever Come Across A Good Batch Of TBS 3.75 Inch?

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2013 at 09:11 PM EDT |

We're still getting reports of The Black Series figures still coming apart at the seams. JTA reader Maxwell confirm this again for us, but he also stated that he came across multiple batches without any separating issues at all. Has anyone else come across this? Click through for more!

Review: Darth Tyranus (Geonosian Escape) - SW [S - P2] - '03 #03

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2013 at 07:49 AM EDT |

Don't you just hate it when Hasbro takes a few steps forward but then falls backwards even more? The 2003 Star Wars "Saga" Darth Tyranus (Geonosian Escape) figure had the potential to be excellent, but he was relegated to Collection 1 status which means his good sculpt was made inferior with action features. And why did Hasbro call him "Darth Tyranus" here? See what we mean in our Research Droids Reviews today. Feel free to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Tyranus (Geonosian Escape)

Visual Guide Update - Sandtrooper (#03) - The Black Series (6 Inch)

Posted by Chuck | September 03, 2013 at 09:52 PM EDT |

The inagural wave of The Black Series featured some great work by Hasbro. The Sandtrooper is just one of them. Click below to check out this great figure in our Visual Guides, and make sure to see our complete thoughts on this six inch scale figure right here in our Research Droids Review!

Sandtrooper (#03) - The Black Series Six Inch Scale

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | September 03, 2013 at 09:40 PM EDT |

Big Bad Toy Store checks in with their latest newsletter. You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

BBTS END OF SUMMER SALE - 5000+ ITEMS REDUCED
We've reduced prices by 15% to 50% on over 5,000 items! Take a look at the huge sale menus, there are tons of Transformers, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, GI Joe, Anime, Statues, Props, T-Shirts, Trinkets, Stand-Ups, Imports, Movie Figures and much much more!

Big Bad Toy Store

Mission Series Wave 2 Carded And Loose Images Revealed!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2013 at 05:08 PM EDT |

JTA affiliate StarWarsFiguren.com presents collectors with carded and loose images of Mission Series wavve 2. What are you waiting for? Hurry up and click through for more.

Review: Captain Antilles (Tantive IV Invasion) - SW [S - P3] - '04 #15

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2013 at 05:42 AM EDT |

There is something to be said about a sculpt that continually fights against the test of time. Captain Antilles (Tantive IV Invasion) may eventually lose that battle as he isn't without its own share of flaws, but he still looks pretty good even today. Find out 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.

Captain Antilles (Tantive IV Invasion)

Q and A of the Day: Day 2

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2013 at 09:43 PM EDT |

What a great first response! Here is our next Q and A of the Day post. This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 2.

Review: X-wing Fighter - TVC - Toys R Us Exclusive

Posted by Paul | September 02, 2013 at 12:02 AM EDT |

Well, we were pleasantly surprised twice recently. First, we found The Vintage Collection X-wing Fighter at our local Toys R Us. Second, we couldn't believe how beautifully done the X-wing Fighter vehicle is. It's literally one of the greatest vehicles yet released as an exclusive in The Vintage Collection. Oh, and it's the first time we have received Biggs Darklighter's vehicle. See this nearly flawless vehicle 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.

X-wing Fighter

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2013 at 10:00 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys writes in to announce their latest arrivals, pre-orders and clearance items! This month they're offering an extra bonus: 10% off all in-stock items through September with code DORK10. This offer excludes shipping and of course not vlid with any other offer. Click through for complete details and to see all of the goodies!

Review: Barriss Offee (Luminara Unduli's Padawan) - SW [S - P2] - '03 #12

Posted by Paul | September 01, 2013 at 08:07 AM EDT |

Keeping in mind that Barriss Offee (Luminara Unduli's Padawan) is inspired more by her appearance in Tartakovsky's Clone Wars and not Attack Of The Clones, this action figure is pretty cool. But if you're looking for an accurate Episode II version, this one is actually pretty far off. And some people just can't get over her portrait. See what you think 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.

Barriss Offee (Luminara Unduli's Padawan)


 
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