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November 2013

Review: Princess Leia (As Boushh) - 1:6 Scale Figures

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2013 at 08:03 AM EDT |

Another great older figure in the 1:6 Scale Figures line is Princess Leia (As Boushh). Aside from a few portrait issues, she came out pretty darn excellently. Oh, and how about Sideshow Collectibles remembering that important 1138 reference? See all of this and 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.

Princess Leia (As Boushh)

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | November 29, 2013 at 09:49 PM EDT |

Pre-order the next Black Series 6-inch Wave 3 at Brian's Toys!  This wave will feature three new figures for your collection: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Stormtrooper, and Luke Skywalker (Bespin).  A couple Gentle Giant 12" Jumbo figures will also be making their way to Brian's Toys in a few weeks.  Reserve your 12" Jumbo 4-LOM and Droids 3-Pack now.

A huge Sideshow collector? Sideshow will be releasing special lighted display cases to show you how to really show off your collection.  For more from this week's newsletter.

Brian's Toys

TRU Exclusive Endor AT-AT On Sale!

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2013 at 03:02 PM EDT |

ToysRUs.com has their exclusive Endor AT-AT from The Vintage Collection on sale for $90.99. Special thanks to JTA Facebook friend Cheston C. for the head's up!!

TRU Exclusive X-wing Fighter On Sale!

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2013 at 02:57 PM EDT |

ToysRUs.com has their exclusive X-wing Fighter from The Vintage Collection on sale for $41.99. Special thanks to JTA reader Eric for the head's up!!

You Think You Have It Bad....

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2013 at 01:07 PM EDT |

I am in the sticks in upstate NY. Look what selection I had at the "local" Walmart! Oh, and I did find three (3) 2011 TCW [SOTDS] Obi-Wan Kenobi too in the clearance aisle.

Entertainment Earth Exclusive Maquettes Over 40% Off!

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2013 at 09:56 AM EDT |

Entertainment Earth has their two exclusive Gentle Giant Ltd. Maquttes (Biker Scout with Ewoks and Princess Leia as Boushh) on sale for over 40% off. If you'd like to know more about them, be sure to visit our Maquettes category in our RDRs to help you make a better decision.

Review: Luke Skywalker (Rebel Hero: Yavin IV) - 1:6 Scale Figures

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2013 at 09:01 AM EDT |

2007 was all about the 30 year anniversary of Star Wars. Sideshow Collectibles celebrated this landmark with a special 1:6 Scale Figure. Luke Skywalker (Rebel Hero: Yavin IV) is a good figure, but not perfect. See how well it celebrates 30 years of Star Wars 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 (Rebel Hero: Yavin IV)

Star Wars Action News Black Friday Shopping Companion

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2013 at 08:45 AM EDT |

It's Star Wars Action News' 8th Annual Holiday Gift Guide and Black Friday shopping companion! Click through for more!

Kmart.com Has The Black Series 6-inch Boba Fett Listed For Cheap

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2013 at 08:37 AM EDT |

It's currently out of stock at the moment, but you may want to bookmark this link so you can stalk it. Kmart.com has the 6" Boba Fett listed for $16.49. Special thanks to JTA reader Brandon Y. for the alert.

Amazon.com Droid Factory $29.99!

Posted by Paul | November 28, 2013 at 01:16 PM EDT |

Hurry! As of this post, the Droid Factory multipack is in stock and on sale for $29.99 (as of this post)! That's now $4.28 each for five collector-grade action figures, plus two stunning BADs. Order the Amazon Exclusive Droid Factory set right here. Special thanks to JTA reader Brandon Y. for the head's up!

Happy Thanksgiving To All: We Are Grateful For You!

Posted by Paul | November 28, 2013 at 08:26 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives wants to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. It has been another wonderful year and we're taken aback by the interest you continue to have as readers. We'd especially like to show gratitude to those who take time out of their schedule to post insightful comments to our articles and reviews. Every time we look, we see more and more new names coming through and posting in our comments. We are also extremely thankful to our permanent residents here, who continuously show us grace and call JTA their home. Thank you staff, moderators and readers; we are an eager bunch in the Star Wars collecting community, no? We hope the rest of the year and 2014 turns out to be something great for Star Wars collectors. Once again, thank you for being such strong supporters of our site. We are humbled!

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master) [Episode IV] - 1:6 Scale Figure

Posted by Paul | November 28, 2013 at 08:13 AM EDT |

We are thankful for the many collectibles Sideshow Collectibles has made for us. But one in particular is Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master) [Episode IV]. The likeness, the costuming and the articulation make this 1:6 Scale Figure one of their nicest to date. 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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master) [Episode IV]

A Fish Tale So Big, You Won't Even Believe The Visual Proof!

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2013 at 05:55 PM EDT |

This isn't Photoshop folks. Ask anyone, I don't know how to do anything in Photoshop. I can tell you however that I am so happy that JTA has a diverse reading population. When I get store reports like this, it helps solidify that I am one of the more normal collectors out there. (I jest only, Matthew.) JTA reader Matthew has come across an unbelievable find: A dozen (12) The Rise Of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Packs (TRU exclusive) for 75% off and he bought them all. Click through for the proof because you won't believe it otherwise! The moral of the story here? See if you can find this awesome set because this price is just off the hook!

Hallmark reaches out to JTA to spread news of a cool item. In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, Hallmark is presenting Christmas Tree Tidbits, which include a variety of facts and stats about the beloved tradition of decorating Christmas trees. One of the graphics features Yoda and Star Wars themed Keepsake Ornaments (see below). We know that Star Wars fans are passionate all year-round, including the holiday season. Since your team and readers are fans, we wanted you to be one of the first to view this new Star Wars tidbit. Click through for more!

The First The Black Series 6-inch Carry-Forward Figure Revealed

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2013 at 05:37 PM EDT |

Uh-oh, Houston, we have a carry-forward already in The Black Series line and it could start up all of the problems. It's now evident that the Episode III Anakin Skywalker 6" TBS figure first revealed at Hasbro's Preview Party will NOT be coming in The Black Series 6" wave 3 case assortment. This has me worried a little. They were doing so good, and Han Solo is a great figure, but not necessary to carry-forward. (Why isn't Boba Fett the carry-forward character here.... if they had to do a carry-forward at all?)

The Force Within Us Black Friday Sale!

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2013 at 05:30 PM EDT |

Kick off the Holiday Shopping Weekend in Star Wars style! Only at www.theforceamongus.com
Get the Highly Praised Documentary – The Force Within Us (Starring Jimmy Mac, Dave Dorman, Jeremy Bulloch, Ashley Eckstein, Stephen Sansweet, Robert Watts, Paul Bateman, and others!). The film take you on a journey and into the lives of the star wars fans exploring what Star Wars means to people and how it has changed their lives forever! It was also filmed on Location at the Original filming locations in Death Valley and Smith River, California. Click through for more!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | November 27, 2013 at 02:01 PM EDT |

Click through for the latest Big Bad Toy Store newsletter... You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Big Bad Toy Store

Stage Stores: They Have Award Winning Worthy Packing Methods

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

Man, Amazon.com should take packing lessons from Stage Stores. After I eagerly placed my order for the Naboo Starfighter and company, I honestly was a bit concerned how they would arrive to my doorstep. My Fed Ex man wasn't so swift and left my box in the rain yesterday (and at my back door that I never check), so when I found it this morning by chance, the box nearly disintegrated in my hands when I picked it up. Thankfully, the insulated packaging from Stage Stores saved my boxes. Check it out!!

Review: Modal Nodes (Tech M'or & Doikk Na'ts) - 1:6 Scale Figures

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2013 at 07:24 AM EDT |

We are continuing to catch up on some high-end collectibles from Sideshow Collectibles that we have missed from the past. Let's look at the Modal Nodes (Tech M'or & Doikk Na'ts) next. Sideshow believes they have completed this band, but they're actually still missing three members. (Even Hasbro released six unique members in 12" scale.) See what's going on here 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.

Modal Nodes (Tech M'or & Doikk Na'ts)

Recent HTS Deliveries Arriving In Good Condition

Posted by Paul | November 26, 2013 at 09:51 PM EDT |

JTA reader Danny O. has some good news to report with regards to the recent The Black Series availability on HasbroToyShop.com! Click through for more!

Darth Plagueis IN STOCK (For Pre-order) At HasbroToyShop.com!

Posted by Paul | November 26, 2013 at 04:43 PM EDT |

As of the time of this post, Darth Plagueis is IN STOCK at HasbroToyShop.com! Special thanks to LedDudis for the head's up! Use discount code 10HTSDISC for 10% off also!

  

UPDATE: OUT OF STOCK!

The Black Series 6 Inch Boba Fett Price Drop on Amazon

Posted by Chuck | November 26, 2013 at 02:49 PM EDT |

Amazon.com has Boba Fett in stock right now for $22.99... order while you can! This is the lowest he's been offered so far.

MTT For A Fraction Of Its Original MSRP!

Posted by Paul | November 26, 2013 at 09:13 AM EDT |

We have alerted you to great deals at Marc's in the past, but our friends at Yakface.com have a store report to trump all of ours. MTT for under $40? Yup. Click through for more!

Review: Modal Nodes (Nalan Cheel & Tedn Dahai) - 1:6 Scale Figures

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

It's time to catch up on some high-end collectibles from Sideshow Collectibles that we carelessly skipped over from the past. Let's look at the Modal Nodes (Nalan Cheel & Tedn Dahai) first. Sideshow believes they have completed this band, but they're actually still missing three members. (Even Hasbro released six unique members in 12" scale.) See what's going on here 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.

Modal Nodes (Nalan Cheel & Tedn Dahai)

TARGET Matches Amazon.com TBS Sale!

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2013 at 06:20 PM EDT |

Check it out! JTA reader Caleb C. provides proof that TARGET is matching prices on the Amazon.com The Black Series sale! Click through for more!

Review: Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #16

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2013 at 08:05 AM EDT |

There were so many awesome aliens in Episode II, too bad most were computer generated. Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant) is one of these said aliens. See him in our Research Droids Reviews. 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.

Dexter Jettster (Coruscant Informant)

LEGO Y-wing On Sale For 46% Off!

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2013 at 06:44 PM EDT |

The LEGO Y-wing will be on sale this Wednesday, November 27th for 46% off! Special thank to Bombadgungan for the alert! Click through for more.

The Black Series On Sale at Amazon

Posted by Chuck | November 24, 2013 at 08:53 AM EDT |

Amazon.com is having a crazy sale right now for The Black Series! Wave 1 from both the six inch and 3 3/4 inch lines are on sale for as low as $9.99 and $5.18 respectively. Mara Jade from Wave 2 is also still available for $10.99. Click through to see what else is on sale! A big thanks to JTA reader Jesse for the heads up!

Some Details Of The Clone Wars Bonus Content Revealed?

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2013 at 07:59 AM EDT |

A member of the Jedi Council Forums at TheForce.net, Darth Desolous, attended an event where details about the "lost" The Clone Wars episodes, or episodes planned for the cancelled sixth season, were revealed. You know the old adage "nothing is officical until...." but this new bit of information is interesting! Check it out!

Review: Dengar - Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2013 at 07:01 AM EDT |

You saw our sneak peek. Now it's time for Dengar to be officially shown in our Research Droids Reviews. The Jumbo Vintage Kenner line is a blast. And it appears that Gentle Giant Ltd. is just getting started. 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.

Dengar (Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures)

All That Ships Isn't Destroyed....

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2013 at 06:57 AM EDT |

Not all reports from Amazon.com are disturbing. Check out the excellent shipping job Amazon.com did for JTA reader Les Dudis. Click through for more.

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Acklay Battle) - SW [S - P2] - '03 #01

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2013 at 07:21 AM EDT |

Again, you have to consider the accessories that accompany Obi-Wan Kenobi (Acklay Battle) as the reason to consider this action figure for purchase. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews. 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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Acklay Battle)

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | November 22, 2013 at 09:17 PM EDT |

A brand new Vlix figure has made it's way to Brian's Toys. This one-of-a-kind piece is graded with an AFA "Qualified" score of 80, meaning that the item is not complete but verified to be original. Another rare piece is also available, the Double-Telescoping Lightsaber Luke action figure.

Sideshow has recently announced the Imperial Probe Droid for their sixth scale line.  You can pre-order this item at retail price at Brian's Toys, and finally let the Empire know you're on Earth. 

Be sure to check out Brian's Toys' Thanksgiving Sale going on now.  Now is the perfect time to stock up on Star Wars toys for Christmas. 

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

Brian's Toys

Review: Mace Windu (Arena Confrontation) - SW [S - P2] - '03 #02

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2013 at 07:52 AM EDT |

There is something perversely intriguing about Mace Windu (Arena Confrontation). You just have to "pretend" he isn't an action figure to appreciate it. Yes, the huge tab protruding out of his back is alarming, but look at the way he can move those arms! How will you feel about him? Let us know in our Research Droids Reviews. 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.

Mace Windu (Arena Confrontation)

First Look! Gentle Giant Ltd. Dengar Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure!

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2013 at 10:15 PM EDT |

We're grateful to Gentle Giant Ltd. for sending us an early sample of the soon to be released Dengar Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure so we can provide you with a first look at him. We love this line and wish more collectors would jump on board. Be sure to check out Dengar as well as the 30+ Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures we currently have in our RDR database. Click HERE to check them out right now.

        

Sideshow Collectibles Imperial Probe Droid Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | November 21, 2013 at 09:25 PM EDT |

The Impressive Sideshow Collectibles Imperial Probe Droid went up for pre-order tonight! If you haven't checked out the full gallery of this awesome collectible, check it out now!

Amazon.com Droid Factory Exclusive $39.99 RIGHT NOW!

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2013 at 06:18 PM EDT |

Hurry! The Droid Factory multipack is in stock and on sale for $39.99 (as of this post)! That's now $5.71 each for five collector-grade action figures, plus two stunning BADs. (Ridiculous! Hasbro really couldn't sell these for $9.99 each at retail and cost it out when it's almost half price as an exclusive?!) Order the Amazon Exclusive Droid Factory set right here. Special thanks to JTA reader Frank for the head's up!

UPDATE: I called Amazon.com and they price-adjusted my orders from October. You may want to do the same....

Review: R2-D2 (Droid Factory Flight) - SW [S - P2] - '03 #09

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2013 at 07:59 AM EDT |

Is R2-D2 (Droid Factory Flight) the worst action figure ever made? If it isn't, we think it's pretty darn close. How do you feel about him? Let us know in our Research Droids Reviews. 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.

R2-D2 (Droid Factory Flight)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | November 20, 2013 at 09:32 PM EDT |

Big Bad Toy Store has released 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

Think Outside Of The [Big] Box This Holiday Season!

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2013 at 08:50 PM EDT |

JTA reader icatch9 sends us proof that collectors should be spending their toy hunting time at discount chains like TJ Maxx and Marshalls instead of Big Box and Toys R Us. You know the line has hit the wall hard face first when it's more appealing to see cool Star Wars product on an endcap in the boys' section at a discount clothing store than in the whole Star Wars aisle at TARGET. Sigh. Click through for more.

The Amazon.com Issues Just Never Cease!

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2013 at 08:44 PM EDT |

We thought it was just a few isolated cases, but it appears the Amazon shipping debacle is hitting collectors heavy and hard. We are getting plenty of reports. Click through for two examples of the mess they're encountering.

Action Figures In The Doldrums: A Chilling Essay On Recent Toy Trends

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2013 at 08:26 PM EDT |

Oh my goodness. Here is a fascinating article anyone who buys action figures should read. Presented by ToyDirectory.com, check out the analytics of action figure purchasing, and where the trends are showing the industry is headed. It's a morose article. Fair warning! Extra special thanks to JTA reader Stuart R. for directing our attention to it!

Q and A of the Day: Day 26

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2013 at 08:16 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 26.

Another Interpretation Of The Corrected 41st Elite Corps

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2013 at 08:04 PM EDT |

JTA reader cdman also shares his interpretation of what The Black Series 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper should look like as well. Click through for more.

Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2013 at 04:52 PM EDT |

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

HasbroToyShop.com Restocks!

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2013 at 02:44 PM EDT |

Many The Black Series wave 2 and wave 3 figures are in stock right at this moment at HasbroToyShop.com! Hurry, the hot ones will disappear first!

    

 

Review: Lama Su (With Clone Youth) - SW [S - P2] - '03 #10

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2013 at 07:46 AM EDT |

Kaminoans are in need of a complete revisitation, but Lama Su (With Clone Youth) gave collectors value for the dollar. How does it fair today? You decide! It's all in our Research Droids Reviews. 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.

Lama Su (With Clone Youth)

Mara Jade, Vizam, Clone Commander Neyo Loose On eBay!

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2013 at 11:05 PM EDT |

You can also find Mara Jade, Vizam and Clone Commander Neyo under viperskingdom with decent Buy It Now prices! Click through for the complete list.

Newly Listed! Tunghori Adds Brand New Figures To eBay Listings!!!

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2013 at 09:53 PM EDT |

The new product just keeps flooding in! eBay seller tunghori has now just listed figures from wave 2 of the Mission Series and Saga Legends line! Check out these beauties up close!

        

Q and A of the Day: Day 25

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2013 at 06:29 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 25.

UPDATE: Get The 2012 Naboo Starfighter For Less Than $15! In Stock!

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2013 at 02:35 PM EDT |

Holy moly! The Naboo Starfighter is IN STOCK at SageStores.com on clearance for $19.99 (Regular retail $30). But that's not all! JTA reader 3frenchhens lets us in on how you can mark it down further to less than $15 each!! And most orders qualify for FREE or reduced shipping! Click through for more!

SOLD OUT already! Sorry folks!

A Few Black Friday Tips - Specifically At Toys R Us

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2013 at 10:37 AM EDT |

JTA reader Buried Egg offers some great suggestions to help make your Black Friday experience at Toys R Us a little more pleasant, and ensure you get the best bargain possible. Click through for more

Review: Han Solo (Hoth Rescue) [Brown] - SW [S - P3] - '03 #13

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2013 at 08:11 AM EDT |

Déjà vu? Sort of! Is it blue or is it brown? That is a question about Han Solo's parka in Episode V that is actually easily answered, but Hasbro decided to make it a mystery by releasing two versions of Han Solo (Hoth Rescue) in the Star Wars "Saga" line, albeit in two different phases of the line. We look at the blue version today in our Research Droids Reviews. 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.

Han Solo (Hoth Rescue)

Oh No! Can't Believe It! It's Happening Again!

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2013 at 10:42 PM EDT |

Our friends at BanthaSkull.com are reporting that Amazon.com is packing the Mara Jade wave of figures haphazardly again. Click through for their report.

Sponsor Announcement: K&C Collectibles

Posted by Chuck | November 18, 2013 at 09:10 PM EDT |

K & C Collectibles has added Black Series 6 Inch and 3 3/4 inch Wave 2 Action Figures, Gentle Giant Kenner Jumbo Action Figures and Limited Edition Maquette's, SAGA Collection AT-AT, Kotobukiya Statues, M & M Star Wars Christmas Ornaments and much more.

Click here to view all the NEW Product.

K&C Collectibles

Tunghori Restocks?! See What Has Newly Arrived! Some Great Stuff!

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2013 at 05:57 PM EDT |

Wo! Legendary ebay seller tunghori appears to be back and with a vengeance! Check out all of his new auctions and see what you can score for cheap!

   

Q and A of the Day: Day 24

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2013 at 05:31 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 24.

Review: Savage Opress (The Clone Wars) - Maquette

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2013 at 08:19 AM EDT |

The Savage Opress (The Clone Wars) Maquette is beautifully done. How long will he last with his very small edition size? See what you think 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.

Savage Opress (The Clone Wars) (Maquette)

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

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

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys sends news of their latest arrivals, new pre-orders and recent clearance items. Click through for all of the good scoop!.

What The 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper Should Look Like

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2013 at 01:40 PM EDT |

JTA reader and friend Josh M. sends us a little eye candy on what the 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper from The Black Series should look like. Hasbro claims to know about this error and that it's in motion to be corrected (and rumors have abounded since the prototype was shown off at Celebration Europe), but we can attest that it has still not been corrected in wave 3 of The Black Series line, unless they plan to do a running revision at some point. We're clinging to hope that this figure stays in circulation long enough to be fully corrected, but our hope is slowly growing dim. In the meantime, please click through for a better idea on how this character should look utilizing this sculpt.

Review: Han Solo (Hoth Rescue) [Blue] - SW [S - P2] - '03 #13

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2013 at 08:23 AM EDT |

Is it blue or is it brown? That is a question about Han Solo's parka in Episode V that is actually easily answered, but Hasbro decided to make it a mystery by releasing two versions of Han Solo (Hoth Rescue) in the Star Wars "Saga" line, albeit in two different phases of the line. We look at the blue version today in our Research Droids Reviews. 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.

Han Solo (Hoth Rescue)

Q and A of the Day: Day 23

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2013 at 05:45 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 23.

Review: Chewbacca (Mynock Hunt) - SW [S - P2] - '03 #14

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2013 at 08:06 AM EDT |

We received some interesting scene-specific action figures in the Star Wars "Saga" line. Chewbacca (Mynock Hunt) is a good example of this and was quite a few steps up from the one we received in 1998. Sadly, he wasn't articulated enough for discriminating collectors. See the details of 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.

Chewbacca (Mynock Hunt)

The Black Series Wave 3 - It's A Wrap!

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2013 at 07:51 AM EDT |

It's a wrap! We sincerely thank you for checking out our early look of wave 3 of The Black Series and commenting on what you think of these five figures. Interestingly enough, they have just started showing up as "available" at some online etailers. Keep a watchful eye for these. As you know, The Black Series continually becomes more and more interesting and these are five perfect examples of this. Check out all 3.75" and 6" The Black Series figures in our Visual Guides and/or Research Droids Reviews.

       
    

Visual Guide Update - Mace Windu (#19) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | November 15, 2013 at 10:27 PM EDT |

Tonight we're closing out Wave 3 from The Black Series, featuring Mace Windu (as seen in The Clone Wars). Click below to check out the full guide, and stop by our review for all of the detailed information on this figure!

Mace Windu (#19) - The Black Series

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | November 15, 2013 at 10:23 PM EDT |

The Black Series 3.75-inch Wave 3 figures have arrived! Hurry, most sets have pre-sold and this is your best chance to get your Darth Plageuis, Mace Windu, Commander Neyo, Merumeru, and Vizam now.  Also, Mara Jade has been added individually to the website.

Be sure to check our the newsletter for a nice selection of pre-owned saber hilts from Master Replicas.  These rare lightsaber have considerable wear to their bases, and are being sold as a reasonable discount.  Also restocked this week is a Master Replica 501st Clone Helmet and Gentle Giant Rancor Statue.

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

Brian's Toys

The Black Series Wave 3 In Stock At Brian's Toys Right Now!

Posted by Paul | November 15, 2013 at 05:27 PM EDT |

Wow! Now Brian's Toys is advertising wave 3 in stock!! Be sure to secure this great wave of figures and hurry if you're interested! Special thanks to Mats J. for the alert!

Some The Black Series Wave 3 Available At HasbroToyShop.com! (In Stock!)

Posted by Paul | November 15, 2013 at 04:28 PM EDT |

Oh my goodness! Heavens to Betsy! Some wave 3 The Black Series figures are in stock RIGHT NOW at HasbroToyShop.com! Hurry if you're interested!

The Black Series Mara Jade In Stock At Amazon.com

Posted by Chuck | November 15, 2013 at 10:17 AM EDT |

Amazon.com has Mara Jade in stock right now! For $10.99... order while you can!

UPDATE: $10.99 AGAIN!(as of 4:34 PM 11/15/13).

Review: Mace Windu - TBS - #19

Posted by Paul | November 15, 2013 at 09:22 AM EDT |

The realistic version of Mace Windu from The Clone Wars is getting some nasty feedback, but that's maybe because people don't realize the amazing enhancements made to the VC35 sculpt! See this and 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.

Mace Windu

Visual Guide Update - Vizam (#17) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | November 14, 2013 at 07:55 PM EDT |

The long awaited update to Vizam is today's featured Visual Guide Update! Click below to check out another skiff guard added to the ranks of Jabba's Sail Barge team! You can also check out our full review right here, featured earlier today.

Vizam (#17) - The Black Series

Sideshow Collectibles Imperial Probe Droid Preview

Posted by Chuck | November 14, 2013 at 07:50 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has launched their preview of the upcoming Imperial Probe Droid, hot on the heels of the earlier Hoth preview. Click below to check them both out!

 

Review: Vizam - TBS - #17

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2013 at 05:54 AM EDT |

Do you believe fourteen (14) years have passed since the first action figure of Vizam was released (from the POTF2 line)? Originally called simply "Nikto", Vizam now comes with all the bells and whistles you could possibly want (and more). It's all 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.

Vizam

Toys R Us Exclusive TVC Millennium Falcon For Under $100!

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2013 at 05:50 AM EDT |

Holy moly! Special thanks to JTA reader Steve U. for alerting us to the fact that the TRU Millennium Falcon has dropped to a completely acceptable $99.98! Better hurry because they won't last the blink of an eye at this price! Click through for Steve's report.

Visual Guide Update - Merumeru (#15) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | November 13, 2013 at 09:23 PM EDT |

Tonight's Visual Guide update features Merumeru from Revenge of the Sith... another fine addition to The Black Series basic figures! Click below for an advance look at this upcoming figure, and find out the full hands-on details in our Research Droids Review!

Merumeru (#15) - The Black Series

After A Long Period Of Drought, El Salvador Gets Some Great TVC Figures!

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2013 at 06:52 PM EDT |

JTA reader Gemini from the "Outer Rim" (as he calls it) has an exciting store report to share. Please note that he has gone a long time without seeing anything. Click through for more.

Listen Up UK! The Vintage Collection "Greatest Hits" Cases Arriving?

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2013 at 06:46 PM EDT |

It looks like the UK is getting those fictional The Vintage Collection "Greatest Hits" waves! JTA reader and friend SarlaccSurvivor brags about some amazing finds! Click through for more.

Retail Will Soon Be Paying Us To Remove These From Their Stores!

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2013 at 06:37 PM EDT |

With special thanks to JTA moderator Paul B. for sending in this very funny photo, soon retail will be paying us to clear these off of their shelves. Click through for more.

Yakface.com/General Mills/Big G Cereals Promotion

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2013 at 06:29 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com are working with General Mills and Big G Cereals for a really cool promtion. Definitely check it out!

Review: Merumeru - TBS - #15

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2013 at 06:59 AM EDT |

Do you believe eight years have passed since our last Revenge Of The Sith Wookiee was released in the basic figure line? The long-rumored Merumeru is now part of The Black Series and it's a truly excellent release. Not all feel the likeness is spot on, but there is little to hold against it as far as the sculpt is concerned. He sadly doesn't have a waist joint, but you may also be able to forgive that omitted detail also. It's all 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.

Merumeru

Bar None Auctions Coming To A Close!

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2013 at 09:43 PM EDT |

You may recall that Jedi Temple Archives was contacted by Bar None Auctions to assist them with giving them information and offer more insight on what some of the collectibles that have been taken into possession by the CA Department of Justice are worth. The amount of Star Wars collectibles Eric Hodgson has forfeited in mind-boggling. The auctions are coming to a close. Bid on the auctions by clicking through to see what is available.

Visual Guide Update - Clone Commander Neyo (#16) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | November 12, 2013 at 06:27 PM EDT |

Clone Commander Neyo is next up for our The Black Series Wave 3 updates. Click below to check out the latest version of this figure, and make sure to read our full review right here in our Research Droids Reviews database!

Clone Commander Neyo (#16) - The Black Series

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | November 12, 2013 at 06:18 PM EDT |

We've got the latest Big Bad Toy Store newsletter! You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Big Bad Toy Store

Awesome Custom Ewok Village Playset

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2013 at 02:54 PM EDT |

JTA Facebook friend Adam H. works up a wonderful Ewok Village playste, with modern flare. Check out his work and be sure to let him know what you think about it in our comments!

Review: Clone Commander Neyo - TBS - #16

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2013 at 08:26 AM EDT |

Some collectors are already talking smack about this awesome new version of Clone Commander Neyo. We think it's the best version yet.... by a landslide. Will you seek an audience with the dark side or the light side here when it comes to this amazing new action figure? Partly sourced from Revenge Of The Sith and partly sourced from The Clone Wars concept art, Clone Commander Neyo is the surprise hit of wave 3, new tooling and all! It's all 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.

Clone Commander Neyo

You Can Still Find Some Great Stuff In The UK!

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2013 at 08:21 AM EDT |

JTA reader SarlaacSurvivor from the UK sends in a report of what our fine friends from the other side of the pond may be able to find in their local retail establishments. Click through for more.

The Black Series Wave 2 Hits NJ

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2013 at 08:15 AM EDT |

JTA reader LesDudis lets us know that The Black Series wave 2 has arrived n the East Coast in NJ. I have yet to see any in PA, but they're definitely out there folks.

Walmart Releases Official Black Friday Ad: NO STAR WARS FEATURED

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2013 at 08:11 AM EDT |

Walmart has officially released its Black Friday ad and there is not ONE Star Wars item featured. To say we're disappointed is an understatement. That Black Friday site should have its plug pulled.

Free Shipping at Entertainment Earth

Posted by Chuck | November 11, 2013 at 10:14 PM EDT |

Just in time for the holidays... Entertainment Earth is offering free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Click through to take advantage! And, they are currently offering Daily Deals featuring some pretty steep discounts on select merchandise.

Visual Guide Update - Darth Plagueis (#18) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | November 11, 2013 at 07:53 PM EDT |

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis "the wise"? It's time to kick off our Visual Guide follow-ups to compliment our The Black Series reviews launched earlier today. We'll kick things off with Darth Plagueis, bringing action figure life to yet another character in the Star Wars Universe that was only mentioned in passing in the movies. Click below to check out our full Visual Guide for a first in-hand look at this figure, and read our first-hand review of Darth Plagueis right here! Keep checking back each day as we give you the web's first complete look at The Black Series Wave 3! Only at Jedi Temple Archives!

Darth Plagueis (#18) - The Black Series

Star Wars Action News - Episode 409

Posted by Chuck | November 11, 2013 at 07:44 PM EDT |

Star Wars Episode VII draws nearer! We now have a firm release date. On December 18, 2015 fans will finally see a cinematic vision of Star Wars post-Return of the Jedi, 32 years after Episode VI's release. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast your hosts Marjorie and Arnie discuss this news and anticipate a holiday season full of Star Wars goodness!

Black Friday Give-Away At Yakface.com!

Posted by Paul | November 11, 2013 at 09:30 AM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com are advertising a cool upcoming Black Friday give-away and if the banner is any indication, it looks like it is going to be The Black Series related. Click through to see the promo teaser and be sure to have their page bookmarked in time for Black Friday!.

Review: Darth Plagueis - TBS - #18

Posted by Paul | November 11, 2013 at 08:09 AM EDT |

You saw the early reveal, now it's time for the mini-marathon! He was first mentioned in Revenge Of The Sith as Darth Plagueis The Wise, now he has been realized in the basic figure line as simply Darth Plagueis in The Black Series. A well-made action figure, our stomachs sank a little bit when we noticed that a couple of figures in wave 3 come without waist joints. (Remember what happened became of The Clone Wars line once Hasbro began whittling away articulation?) You may not “get” this action figure, but he is excellently manufactured and looks pretty cool and cranky. It's all 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 Plagueis

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | November 11, 2013 at 07:59 AM EDT |

We've Got 99 Problems But Shipping Ain't One. Spend $99 Get Free US Shipping. Black Friday Mega Deals & More In Our @Dorksidetoys Newsletter. Click through for more!

TBS Wave 3: Plagueis, Vizam, Merumeru, Neyo, Windu (Now Ready To View!)

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2013 at 12:03 AM EDT |

JTA brought you the rumor report that they were coming. JTA brought you the first look of the production figures. And now JTA provides you with the first complete look at the entire wave 3 of The Black Series 3.75" line in full gallery and review form. We hope you enjoy looking at these figures as much as we had putting these galleries and reviews together for you. Click through to check out what may be universally considered the first fully exciting wave of The Black Series line.

       
    

Review: Boba Fett (The Pit Of Carkoon) - SW [S - P2] - '03 #08

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2013 at 12:01 AM EDT |

Hasbro must have loved the idea of Skittles-colored Boba Fetts too. They did this to Boba Fett is 2003. Check out Boba Fett (The Pit Of Carkoon) and see if you think it's worthy of entry to your collection. It's all 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.

Boba Fett (The Pit Of Carkoon)

Walmart To Bring Back Star Wars 8-Packs Black Friday?

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2013 at 02:22 PM EDT |

Holy moly! There might be hope for those "lost" The Vintage Collection figures that never got released. We have just received confirmation that Walmart is bringing back the 8-pack figure sets! I wouldn't be concerned with what is pictured as it's likely the stock photo from last year. Anything is possible! Click through to see the proof!! Special thanks to JTA reader darthwalls for alerting us to this!

UPDATE: While the ad CLEARLY states that this item will be available November 28, 2013, it shows images and other deals from Black Friday, November 22, 2012 when you visit other pages on the site. This site also notes that Walmart hasn't released their 2013 Black Friday ad yet. Until we get more information, please take this as a rumor and nothing more. If someone works for Walmart and can confirm is this is definitely happening for 2013 too, please write in and let us know.

Review: C-3PO (Tatooine Ambush) - SW [S - P3] - '03 #21

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

Are all re-releases good ideas? C-3PO (Tatooine Ambush) may not be a good example of a reissued figure. 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 (Tatooine Ambush

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | November 08, 2013 at 06:55 PM EDT |

The Gentle Giant 12" Jumbo IG-88 and Darth Malgus Mini Bust are due to arrive next week, so be sure to place your orders now so they can ship as soon as they arrive.  Plenty of Vintage AFA items has been added this week, including a great selection of 12 Back AFA and Vehicles.

To see more from this week's newsletter, such as the Palitoy Death Squad Commander 12-Back, visit Brian's Toys Newsletter.

Brian's Toys

The Black Series 6" Wave 2 Hits The USA! (Brick And Mortar)

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2013 at 04:36 PM EDT |

JTA reader Ryan G. eagerly sends us a store report that The Black Series 6" wave 2 has hit retail in the USA! Click through for his report!!

Is That You, Mo-Dean?

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2013 at 02:53 PM EDT |

It's me, Mo-Dean!

Amazon.com Exclusive Slave I Back In Stock... Again...

Posted by Chuck | November 08, 2013 at 01:27 PM EDT |

It's back! If you missed out you can now find this back in stock on Amazon.com...

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Outlander Nightclub Encounter) - '03 #39

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2013 at 06:11 AM EDT |

You need Obi-Wan Kenobi (Coruscant Outlander Encounter) to complete a diorama scene. But what stinks is that you'll probably won't want the figure and just it's accessories instead. (It's pretty bad.) 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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Coruscant Outlander Encounter)

December 18, 2015

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

Hard To Find Figures Found In Turkey!

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2013 at 07:00 PM EDT |

JTA reader Emerson W. from Turkey eagerly reports what he found on our Facebook page. Click through for his report!

BREAKING NEWS! 2012 TPM 3D Naboo Starfighter Hits Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2013 at 11:37 AM EDT |

The vehicle is almost two years late, but JTA moderator Bombadgungan sends in a report many of us are DESPERATE to hear! Click through for his report!!

Review: Elan Sleazebaggano (Coruscant Outlander Encounter) - '03 #40

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2013 at 06:21 AM EDT |

He has ears, he doesn't have ears. Elan Sleazebaggano (Coruscant Outlander Encounter) experienced this in the Star Wars "Saga" line. See these details 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.

Elan Sleazebaggano (Coruscant Outlander Encounter)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | November 06, 2013 at 10:05 PM EDT |

Click through for the latest Big Bad Toy Store newsletter! You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Big Bad Toy Store

You Probably Have A Few Of These In Your Area, But Check This Out!

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2013 at 09:46 PM EDT |

JTA staffer Chris Moorehead has a retort to the Cloud Car Pilot figure Jeremy Moran found. Click through for his story. For the record, and you can make fun of me, I STILL want to see this figure placed on a The Vintage Collection card back. Don't go hatin' on me either. But no matter what you feel, this was a great deal!

Kmart Sets Hit New Jersey Heavily!

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2013 at 09:33 PM EDT |

JTA reader and friend James B. writes in to let East Coast collectors know that the Kmart exclusives have hit pretty heavily. Interesting that PA is still not getting the volume as so many other locations, especially when we have so many stores. Click through for his store report!

Don't Forget About The Non-Big Box Stores!

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2013 at 09:26 PM EDT |

As we have had some fun with finding out what stores have old product. JTA reader Frank C. reminds us to check the local mom and pop shops. He found a modern gem at his local store for a great price. Click through for his tale!

Research Droids Reviews Recap

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2013 at 07:57 PM EDT |

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

Q and A of the Day: Day 22

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2013 at 12:37 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 22.

The Black Series 6" Wave 2 Hits Canadian Walmart Stores

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2013 at 12:31 PM EDT |

JTA Candian reader Jamie D. (different than UK reader Jamie D.) lets readers know that The Black Series 6" wave 2 has hit retail! Click through for his report!!

Amazon Puts TBS 6" Boba Fett Back Up - But At A Price....

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2013 at 12:25 PM EDT |

The Boba Fett The Black Series 6" figure is back up on Amazon.com for pre-order, but at an inflated price. It looks like Amazon.com is due to receive them in late November now! Special thanks to JTA reader Josh L. for the alert!

  

How Common Is This? No Wonder Distribution Is So Quirky!

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2013 at 11:46 AM EDT |

We are getting enough of these odd store report finds to do a marathon run! Who can find the oldest Star Wars products at retail?! JTA reader Michael D. posts a crazy find on our Facebook page and it puts him in the lead!! Click through for more!

Review: Ayy Vida (Outlander Nightclub Patron) - SW [S - P3] - '03 #38

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2013 at 07:39 AM EDT |

It's almost as if Hasbro closed their eyes and pointed to a random character in the Outlander Nightclub and their index finger landed on Ayy Vida (Outlander Nightclub Patron). If you think BoShek was random, then this one is to obscurity and beyond! See what we mean 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.

Ayy Vida (Outlander Nightclub Patron)

A New Vehicle Arrival At TARGET

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2013 at 09:24 PM EDT |

Did we know this item was coming? I don't recall, but JTA reader Adam would like to know. It's arriving at TARGET as we speak!

Look At All Of The Great And New Stuff On eBay!!!

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2013 at 12:24 PM EDT |

Wow! Look at all the great stuff eBay seller viperskingdom has on eBay at the moment!! Some new TBS figures and some definite rarities!

A New Outlook For The Black Series 3.75" Line?

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2013 at 11:36 AM EDT |

Last month, Jedi Temple Archives brought you the very first look at the production figures from the third wave of The Black Series. You may also remember that we broke the news that they were coming to this fine collection of figure months before in early June which was visually confirmed by our friends at JediNews.co.uk at Celebration Europe. Now we want to know what you feel about The Black Series and if your opinion of it is changing. The quality of character selection is seemingly improving. The all-new sculpts look dynamite. And the new rumors of what may be coming are looking even more splendid and promising. Is there a new hope for the outlook of this line? Will it eventually be up to snuff with what The Vintage Collection has provided, save for that awesome packaging? Let us know your thoughts in our comments!

    

Review: Achk Med-Beq (Coruscant Outlander Club) - '03 #37

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2013 at 07:43 AM EDT |

It's the man under the Jar Jar Binks costume, but now he is Achk Med-Beq (Coruscant Outlander Club) with a gangster facial tattoo. Hmm, George really likes to accentuate stereotypes. See again why 14 points of articulation do not always work out nicely 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.

Achk Med-Beq (Coruscant Outlander Club)

A Tale Of Theft At Kmart: Inspect Your Items Before Buying....

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2013 at 07:56 PM EDT |

JTA reader Walter F. writes in with a horrifying take of store theft... and after the fact no less. He didn't even realize it until he got home. Click through for his story.

Legacy Collection [2] Droid Factory Arrives In Germany

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2013 at 07:45 PM EDT |

JTA German reader Marc K. from Germany lets us know that the Legacy Collection [2] Droid Factory Amazon.com exclusive has arrived in Germany!

Kmart Exclusives In Hawaii - It's Not Pretty!

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2013 at 07:40 PM EDT |

JTA reader Alexander G. sends us a report from Hawaii. You think you have it bad? Looks what Hawaiians have to pay for imported TVC Kmart exclusives! It's a crime! Click through for more!

The Black Series Wave 2 Hits New Mexico!

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2013 at 07:35 PM EDT |

JTA reader Benjamin J. confirms a retail sighting of wave 2 in Albuquerque, NM. Click through for more!

Another Tale Of You Never Know What You Will Find Out There....

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2013 at 07:25 PM EDT |

JTA staffer Jeremy M. has a rare store report to share. Click through for more!

The Black Series Wave 2 Hits Texas!

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2013 at 07:20 PM EDT |

JTA reader Emmett G. lets us know that The Black Series wave 2 has arrived in Texas! Click through for more!

The Black Series Wave 2 Hits Ireland!

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2013 at 07:15 PM EDT |

JTA Irish reader Tony G. happily alerts us that The Black Series wave 2 has hit Ireland! Click through for his report!

Black Friday Deals At Toys R Us - Ad Posted At GottaDeal.com!

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2013 at 12:58 PM EDT |

With special thanks to DarthChuck for alerting us, GottaDeal.com revealed that the MTT and Republic Gunship would both be $89.99 on Black Friday!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2013 at 09:47 AM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys writes in with the latest arrivals, pre-order items and clearance. They also have a new website! Be sure to check it all out! Click through for more!

Review: Lt. Dannl Faytonni (Coruscant Outlander Club) - '03 #29

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2013 at 08:34 AM EDT |

It's the man under the C-3PO costume, but now he is Lt. Dannl Faytonni (Coruscant Outlander Club). See why 14 points of articulation do not always work out nicely 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.

Lt. Dannl Faytonni (Coruscant Outlander Club)

Sponsor Announcement: K&C Collectibles

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

K & C Collectibles has added Build-A-Droid 6 Pack, TIE Interceptor, Slave I and Republic Gunship Vintage Collection, Ewok Assault Catapult, Death Star & Imperial Scanning Crew, Battle of Geonosis: Jedi Knights, Unleashed Battle Packs, Giant Pez and much more.

Click here to view all the NEW Product.

K&C Collectibles

TARGETs That Never Had TBS Are Getting Both Wave 1 And Wave 2

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2013 at 08:18 AM EDT |

JTA reader Taylor L. writes in to let us know that his local TARGET in Billings MT has received wave 1 (for the very first time) as well as wave 2 alongside of it. There may be hope for many more of us!

Are The Tables Turning? Foreign Retail Looks Like The Place To Be....

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2013 at 08:14 AM EDT |

.... at least for Star Wars toys from Hasbro! Imagine waking up one day and then heading out to your local Toys R Us and once you arrive you have the option to acquire almost any collector-focused item from The Black Series or The VIntage Collection and/or any kids items from the various lines? Well, if you live in Sweden all of this is pretty much possible. JTA friend Mats is back with a report certainly destined to make you green with envy. Click through for more!

Plenty Of The Black Series Arrives In Mexico

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2013 at 08:04 AM EDT |

New Star Wars products are arriving in Mexico, much to the surprise of collector residents there. Click through for Darth Maha's incredible report. They've received some cool stuff before us even!

Review: Black Squadron TIE Pilot - LC [2] - Droid Factory (Amazon)

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2013 at 12:45 AM EDT |

This one is "new enough to make you mad" but it may not be screen accurate. Can you illuminate anything more for us when it comes to Black Squadron TIE Pilot that we don't know but you do? It's the same old 2009 sculpt and we are tired as it looks. Still, the vintage Kenner inspired extra blaster he comes with is pretty darn cool! 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.

Black Squadron TIE Pilot

Apologizing To Plastic - Clarity Comes Over Time Sometimes

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2013 at 08:57 PM EDT |

This is a completely random post, but it's a necessary one. If there is one figure that I still feel guilt about for slandering its good name when first released, it's 2010's TVC See-Threepio (C-3PO) (VC06) figure. If there is one figure I could apologize to, it would be this one. That of course sounds silly, but I gave this figure one of the nastiest reviews of all time. And now I don't feel the way I originally did.... at all. Sadly, I have been meaning for over three years to update his gallery and review in our RDRs, but just found the time today to do all of that. I need to let it be known that I was so wrong about this figure in 2010 and that it's turned out to be one of my most favorites in the entire The Vintage Collection line. If you're interested, please visit the all-new gallery and review on this modern classic action figure!

     

The Release Of Episode VII Is Dependent Upon.... Hasbro?

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2013 at 04:29 PM EDT |

Poor Hasbro. They may get caught in the middle of the "war" between Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney on the issue of pushing out Episode VII to a later date. Or you can look at it as Disney is protecting the merchandising of the film more than the film itself. Either way, things that really shouldn't be affecting the film's progress are. Read this fascinating article at Forbes.com!

Review: Battle Droid - LC [2] - Droid Factory (Amazon.com Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2013 at 07:37 AM EDT |

While its Episode I counterpart is a dime a dozen, the Episode II Battle Droid may hold its value at $120 for a dozen or even more, at least for the foreseeable future. It's part of the Amazon.com exclusive Legacy Collection [2] Build A Droid multipack! And you can learn alla bout 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.

Battle Droid

Well, Bust My Buttons! That's An Anakin Of A Different Color!

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2013 at 09:19 PM EDT |

Here is something that I haven't heard about yet. Anakin Skywalker has three shades of hair/skin color. JTA reader Matthew Z. sends us photographic evidence. Click through for more!

The Black Series Wave 3 Up For Pre-order at Entertainment Earth

Posted by Chuck | November 01, 2013 at 08:02 PM EDT |

Entertainment Earth has The Black Series Wave 3 up for pre-order. Click through to see the full case assortment!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | November 01, 2013 at 08:01 PM EDT |

Reserve your set of the next Black Series 3.75" figures at Brian's Toys! This all-new set includes Darth Plageuis, Merumeru, Commander Neyo, Mace Windu, and Vizam. That's five new figures for $79.99.

In stock now is the eFX Darth Maul lightsaber legend. This signed edition is extremely limited and Brian's Toys only has a few available for sale. Over 30 Tri-Logo AFA carded figures have been added along with a 12-Back Palitoy C-3PO. 

Want to see more? Check out the complete newsletter at Brian's Toys Newsletter.

Brian's Toys

Saga Legends Wave 2 Up For Pre-order

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2013 at 12:37 PM EDT |

Entertainment Earth has also put Saga Legends Wave 2 up for pre-order. Click through for details! Special thanks to JTA reader Jacob S. for letting us know.

Mission Series Wave 2 Up For Pre-Order

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2013 at 12:33 PM EDT |

Entertainment Earth has put Mission Series Wave 2 up for pre-order. Click through for details! Special thanks to JTA reader Jacob S. for letting us know.

Review: Sun Fac - LC [2] - Droid Factory (Amazon Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2013 at 06:11 AM EDT |

We continue our look at the return of Build A Droid and the figures required to do so! The Amazon.com Legacy Collection '2' exclusive Droid Factory set is in the house and we will be beating out new RDRs on the figures all ths week! It's time for the very first definitive version of Sun Fac, but the only way you can get him is in this multipack He turned out well! It's all 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.

Sun Fac


 
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