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November 2015

Found! Walmart Exclusive TBS 3.75" Wave 3 Hits Canada!

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2015 at 08:28 PM ET |

Found! Unbelievably, wave 3 of The Black Series [Phase III] Walmart exclusives (Poe, Finn, Rey and Han Solo) have been found at Walmart in Canada. This means that these are just days away from hitting the USA! (And wave 2 hasn't even gone up for pre-order yet at Walmart.com!) Be on the look out for these great figures! Also look for these to be added to our RDRs soon! In the meantime, send us your reports!! Special thanks to JTA reader Marc-Olivier G. for the news report and image!

UPDATE: Our Facebook readers have let us know that sellers from Maine are selling these on eBay, so these have hit the USA already!

How You Can Win Entertainment Earth's Imperial Forces TBS6 4-Pack!

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2015 at 05:57 PM ET |

The Entertainment Earth exclusive "Imperial Forces" four-pack is arriving on doorsteps. Thanks to all of our eager readers for writing in letting us know theirs have arrived too! With special thanks to Entertainment Earth, we have also received our sample today! Our photo gallery and review are moments from being completed. More importantly, we are also teaming up with Entertainment Earth to give one of our special readers (from the USA and/or Canada only) one of these awesome sets for FREE. Find out how tomorrow!

      

FlashBack Review: Utapau Shadow Trooper - ROTS - TARGET Exclusive

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

Utapau Shadow Trooper

  • Collectible: Utapau Shadow Trooper
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: TARGET Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #1174
  • Original Publication Date: August 9, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,428th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

The Black Series 6" Flametrooper Confirmed!

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2015 at 02:00 PM ET |

A poorly kept secret for a while now, The Black Series 6" Flametrooper has been informally confirmed thanks to a listing on amiami.com. This is exciting news! Now we just need a listing for the 3.75" version to slip. Special thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for the alert!

UPDATE: It looks like the Finn (denoted by a 2) could be the Finn (FO Stormtrooper Disguise) figure we all assumed was coming. The Chewbacca is denoted with a "2" also.

Amazon currently has The Black Series [P3] 6" First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter on sale for $113.99 as part of their Cyber Monday Sale. Good for a limited time only. A big thanks to all those who wrote in to let us know!

Review: First Order Stormtrooper - Elite Series

Posted by Paul | November 30, 2015 at 12:25 AM ET |

Let us check out the Elite Series First Order Stormtrooper 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.

First Order Stormtrooper

Reminder: Always Use The Gift Option When Shipping From Amazon...

Posted by Chuck | November 29, 2015 at 09:11 PM ET |

JTA reader David B. writes in to share his shipping experience with Amazon. Apparently, some brilliant Amazon employees are slapping shipping labels right on the packaging for the exclusive 4-pack. Let this be a reminder to always use the 'gift' option when shipping items you want to keep in the package so that they are forcefully packed inside another box. Thanks for the heads-up David!

That Heavier Running Change BB-8 Is Being Used Everywhere Now....

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2015 at 08:17 PM ET |

You're probably well aware by now that there are two BB-8 action figures floating around out there as either pack-in figures or as part of sets. One is best described like a ping pong ball, while the other "higher quality" version is more like a golf ball (when comparing the weights of these figures) JTA reader and friend Josh M. helps put some clarity in this puzzle. Click through for his experience....

What A Fixed Walmart Exclusive First Order Stormtrooper Looks Like

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2015 at 08:09 PM ET |

JTA reader and friend Josh M. isn't waiting for Hasbro to correct the screen inaccuracy of the Walmart exclusive First Order Stormtrooper. He made it perfect rather easily. Click the image to check out what he did.

Catch And Release Star Wars Figure Altruism

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2015 at 08:05 PM ET |

Whether intentional or not, JTA reader Bryan L. found figures "hiding" from where they should have been hanging on the pegs. Click through for his brief account.

    

FlashBack Review: R4-G9 - ROTS - Sneak Preview (4 of 4)

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2015 at 04:59 PM ET |

R4-G9

  • Collectible: R4-G9 (4 of 4)
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Sneak Preview
  • Review Sequence: #1027
  • Original Publication Date: March 15, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 630th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles - Cyber Monday NOW!

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2015 at 03:30 PM ET |

JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles have begun their Cyber Monday sale early! Get amazing 3.75" The Black Series [Phase I and Phase II] figures for as low as $6.99 each. And orders $35 and over ship for FREE!

Review: Darth Vader - Elite Series

Posted by Paul | November 29, 2015 at 12:44 PM ET |

Let us check out the Elite Series Darth Vader figure in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Vader

Did You Have A Star Wars Centered Black Friday Weekend?

Posted by Paul | November 28, 2015 at 06:25 PM ET |

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and entertaining Black Friday! We're curious to know how you made on on your toys runs this weekend. Did you see your local Big Box brick and mortar stores stocked with the latest (or any) The Force Awakens toys? Is what Hasbro's CEO asserting coming true in your areas? Are The Force Awakens toys (the bread and butter – action figures) getting positioned well enough where it looks like there is a new Star Wars movie coming? We can say that this is NOT happening in our neck of the woods. Aside from one single TARGET store showing remnants of the PZ-4CO wave, pegs in my travels through PA and upstate NY yielded nothing but bare pegs and lots of Finns, Chewbaccas and Resistance Troopers. Hopefully you've had more success.

eBay Seller Has TBS Walmart Exclusives And Others....

Posted by Paul | November 28, 2015 at 04:19 PM ET |

You might want to keep checking back with this eBay seller. (freemantoys). He has wave 3 of the Walmart exclusive The Black Series 3.75" figures and he currently has the Imperial Shock Trooper in stock for $39.99 and free shipping.

FlashBack Review: Machook/Keoulkeech/Kettch - TLC - Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 28, 2015 at 03:52 PM ET |

Machook/Keoulkeech/Kettch

  • Collectible: Machook/Keoulkeech/Kettch
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs (Walmart Exclusive)
  • Review Sequence: #46
  • Original Publication Date: July 8, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 862nd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Walmart Exclusive Imperial Shock Trooper Showed Up Online....

Posted by Paul | November 28, 2015 at 05:52 AM ET |

The Walmart exclusive Imperial Shock Trooper was in stock late last night but is sold out. You may want to start stalking this page if you're in need of him.

Review: First Order Flametrooper - TFA - 12-Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | November 28, 2015 at 12:55 AM ET |

While the shampoo bottles can be boring, the First Order Flametrooper is pretty cool. We're still confused on why he is $5 more than the rest of the line though. Check him out in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

First Order Flametrooper

Visual Guide Update - Anakin Skywalker/Yoda - TFA - Two-Packs

Posted by Chuck | November 27, 2015 at 09:28 PM ET |

Added to the Visual Guides tonight is a two-pack of repacks. Click below to check out the Anakin Skywalker/Yoda two-pack from The Force Awakens line. You can also see just how different these figures are from their predecessors in our fully detailed Research Droids Review.

Anakin Skywalker/Yoda - The Force Awakens - 2-packs

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | November 27, 2015 at 04:20 PM ET |

Brian's Toys is offering 15% off your next order of in-stock merchandise as a thanks you from them, and also receive a free Jocasta Nu proof card with your order. Limit one per order. Use coupon code GOBBLE15. Offer good through December 1st.

Brian's Toys

FlashBack Review: Wedge Antilles/Borsk Fey'lya - TLC - Comic Packs (14)

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2015 at 03:16 PM ET |

Wedge Antilles/Borsk Fey'lya

  • Collectible: Wedge Antilles/Borsk Fey'lya (14)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs
  • Review Sequence: #313
  • Original Publication Date: April 1, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 948th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Review: Chewbacca - TFA - 12-Inch Figures

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2015 at 01:05 AM ET |

Yawn. It's another fancy shampoo bottle. Check out the Chewbacca 12-Inch 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

The Black Series 6" Captain Phasma and the Rest IN STOCK on Amazon

Posted by Chuck | November 26, 2015 at 09:26 PM ET |

Amazon has The Black Series 6" wave 2 IN STOCK right now, including Captain Phasma ! This one has been eluding many folks so don't hesitate... or she may be gone quickly!

      

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store Black Friday Sale

Posted by Chuck | November 26, 2015 at 08:24 PM ET |

Big Bad Toy Store posts their latest newsletter and Black Friday sale. All the details after the jump!

Big Bad Toy Store

Visual Guide Update - First Order Stormtrooper - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | November 26, 2015 at 08:02 PM ET |

Rounding out wave 2 from The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" figures is the First Order Stormtrooper. Click below to check out our Visual Guide of this figure. You can also see how we rated this new figure in our Research Droids Review!

First Order Stormtrooper - The Black Series 3.75

Amazon 4-Pack In Stock Again!

Posted by Paul | November 26, 2015 at 07:42 PM ET |

The Amazon exclusive The Black Series 6-Inch Stormtrooper 4-Pack is back IN STOCK right now. If you haven't ordered yet you may want to go ahead and secure it because it's a nice set. Thanks to all that wrote in this time. If you need to learn more about this set, see our complete photo gallery and review RIGHT HERE!

FlashBack Review: Special Action Figure Set [9-Pack] - TVC - TARGET Ex.

Posted by Paul | November 26, 2015 at 12:13 PM ET |

Special Action Figure Set [Hoth Rebels/Bespin Alliance/Imperial Set]

  • Collectible: Special Action Figure Set [Hoth Rebels/Bespin Alliance/Imperial Set]
  • Collection: The Vintage Collection
  • Category: TARGET Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #554
  • Original Publication Date: November 28, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 5th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Paul | November 26, 2015 at 12:08 PM ET |

JTA wishes all of our readers and colleagues a Happy Thanksgiving. We are so thankful that we have so much in life that we actually have time to complain about and praise Hasbro's action figures. Show thankfulness for something important today. God bless everyone. And always know how thankful we are to you who make up the best part of our site.

Review: First Order Stormtrooper - TBS [P3] - Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 26, 2015 at 08:31 AM ET |

We look at the final figure in wave 2 of the Walmart excluisve The Black Series [Phase III] line. Let's check out the almost perfect First Order Stormtrooper. Check him out in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

First Order Stormtrooper

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys Black Friday Sale

Posted by Chuck | November 25, 2015 at 08:56 PM ET |

The Dorkside Toys Black Friday Sale starts tomorrow! Get the latest offerings and updates in this week's newsletter!

ToyRUs.ca Has Jabba's Rancor Pit Exclusive 50% Off!

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2015 at 07:40 PM ET |

With special thanks to our Canadian readers for writing in to share the news, Jabba's Rancor Pit is now 50% off for $79.99 on ToysRUs.ca!!

Amazon.com Black Friday Sale All Weekend

Posted by Chuck | November 25, 2015 at 07:30 PM ET |

It's Deals Week at Amazon! Check back frequently for all of their Black Friday deals... There's plenty of 30% off Star Wars deals!

Visual Guide Update - Princess Leia Organa - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | November 25, 2015 at 06:05 PM ET |

Next up for our The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" Visual Guide updates is Princess Leia Organa. Click below for our full guide page, and read our review of this newly released figure right here.

Princess Leia Organa - The Black Series 3.75" - Walmart Exclusive

Design By Humans Black Friday Sale

Posted by Chuck | November 25, 2015 at 05:00 PM ET |

Design by Humans has two promotions for the shopping season, so take advantage and get some gear for the The Force Awakens premiere!

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Promotion #1:

  • Free Worldwide Shipping on all Apparel
  • 11/22/15 at 12:01 am PST - 12/18/15 at 11:59 pm PST

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Promotion #2:

  • Save 20% sitewide with coupon code: THANKS20
  • 11/25/15 at 12:01 am PST - 12/2/15 11:59 pm PST

Star Wars Rebels Review: Blood Sisters (S02E08)

Posted by Chuck | November 25, 2015 at 03:50 PM ET |

Check out our full review for Star Wars Rebels: Blood Sisters. Don't forget to join the discussion and let us know how this review rated with you!

FlashBack Review: Ki-Adi-Mundi/Sharad Hett - TLC - Comic Packs (16)

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2015 at 03:35 PM ET |

Ki-Adi-Mundi/Sharad Hett

  • Collectible: Ki-Adi-Mundi/Sharad Hett (16)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs
  • Review Sequence: #322
  • Original Publication Date: April 10, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 650th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Loot Crate is making its Star Wars™ Limited Edition crate available for purchase online on Monday, November 30th. Click through for all of the deatils!

  

Entertainment Earth Black Friday Sale Starts Now

Posted by Chuck | November 25, 2015 at 12:21 PM ET |

There's plenty to offer in sales at Entertainment Earth this week, so make sure you stop by for their Black Friday Sale!

Google Delights Star Wars Fans With Amazing Search Engine Easter Egg

Posted by Chuck | November 25, 2015 at 11:08 AM ET |

Well, here's a little fun (and awesomeness) to help eat away the day while you wait for the Holiday weekend to begin... Google is celebrating The Force Awakens with an amazing Easter Egg in their search engine. Simply drop by Google and search (exactly as follows, and without the period): A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Enjoy!

Update: This does not work in all browsers. Google Chrome is your best bet!

Shampoo Bottle Captain Phasma Gets Decent Chrome Effect Armor

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2015 at 10:49 AM ET |

JTA reader Jonathan B. sends us news that the Toys R Us exclusive Captain Phasma has begun shipping and arriving on doorsteps. Interestingly, Hasbro seems to have mastered the chrome effect on this scale.

TRU Exclusive Snowtrooper Officer Hits Walmart In Mexico

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2015 at 10:46 AM ET |

JTA reader Mijail N. has sent us word that the USA Toys R Us exclusive TBS6 Snowtrooper Officer is arriving at Walmart stores in Mexico.

TBS 3.75 Wave 2 Hits The South West!

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2015 at 10:41 AM ET |

And it looks like we have the first store report in the South West as JTA readers George C. and Emmet G. send us news and proof that they've hit Texas! SO far we know of the El Paso area. It may be safe to assume that these are officially everywhere now! Good luck!

    

TBS 3.75 Wave 2 Hits The Mid West!

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2015 at 10:39 AM ET |

It looks like the Mid West is next! JTA reader John A. sends us proof that wave 2 has hit Missouri!

Review: Princess Leia Organa - TBS [P3] - Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 25, 2015 at 12:01 AM ET |

It's now time to look at Princess Leia Organa. If you can find one with great deco, then you'll be a very happy collector because the sculpt is perfect. Check her out in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Princess Leia Organa

Visual Guide Update - Kylo Ren - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | November 24, 2015 at 07:18 PM ET |

Wave 2 of The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" has finally started showing up in stores, and we have an in-depth look at these figures this week. Tonight's Visual Guide update features one of the first super articulated figures at this scale from The Force Awakens: Kylo Ren. Click below for a look at our Visual Guide. And, if you missed our review we posted earlier today then make sure to visit it right here!

Kylo Ren - The Black Series 3.75

Unidentified Hasbro Multipacks Now Showing Up At Toys R Us

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2015 at 05:56 PM ET |

JTA reader Logan P. sends us proof that the unannounced and unknown movie themed multipacks have arrived in the USA, and may presumably be a TRU exclusives in this market. And they're just what we didn't need. I think you can still get the Digital Sets on Hasbro's eBay store for clearance prices. These are essentially the same exact thing.

UPDATE: Logan confirmed these are TRU exclusives. Poor TRU. They've been sold another bridge....

FlashBack Review: Yuuzhan Vong/Kyle Katarn - LC - Comic Packs (3)

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2015 at 03:03 PM ET |

Yuuzhan Vong/Kyle Katarn

  • Collectible: Yuuzhan Vong/Kyle Katarn (3)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs
  • Review Sequence: #88
  • Original Publication Date: August 19, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 317th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Elite Series Darth Vader Up For Order!

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2015 at 08:18 AM ET |

The Elite Series Darth Vader is up for order! Thanks to all that wrote in to let us know!

Review: Kylo Ren - TBS [P3] - Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2015 at 12:25 AM ET |

It's probably the most anticipated new figure from The Force Awakens and it just started hitting brick and mortar. Check out the gorgeous Kylo Ren action figure from the Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] line. It's the focus of 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.

Kylo Ren

More TBS 3.75 Wave 2 Reports: The Carolinas!

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2015 at 09:48 PM ET |

They seem to be hanging out on the East Coast, but we have new reports of wave 2 of the Walmart exclusive TBS 3.75" line being found in North Carolina and South Caroline. Special thanks to JTA reader Josh M. and Sean R. for the reports!! Again, you can see full galleries of these figures in our RDRs right now!

Walmart Exclusive Imperial Shock Trooper Still Being Found!

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2015 at 09:44 PM ET |

You should of course use brickseek.com as a guide, but some Walmart stores are still putting out their Imperial Shock Trooper figures. This has been the worst exclusive to lock down yet! JTA reader Dave A. sends us the good word that this figure is still being found at least in Michigan.

TBS 3.75 Wave 2 Found In Miami, FL!

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2015 at 09:39 PM ET |

JTA reader Manny M. from Miami sends us proof that the Walmart exclusive wave 2 has hit Miama, FL. You can check out all of these figures in our RDRs right now!

TBS 3.75 Walmart Exclusive Wave 2 Full Photo Galleries And Reviews!

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2015 at 08:58 PM ET |

Check out complete reviews and photo galleries of The Black Series [Phase III] Walmart exclusive wave 2 figures right now in our Research Droids Reviews!! Some of the content needs some tweaking, but we wanted to get these out to you as soon as possible. Enjoy! Thanks to all who were involved to get us these samples as soon as possible.

    

Tonight's Visual Guide update features the brand new Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale figure of Luke Skywalker (Red Five X-wing Pilot). Click below to have a detailed look at this figure, and read our full review we posted earlier today.

Luke Skywalker (Red Five X-wing Pilot) - Sideshow Collectibles - 1:6 Scale Figure

FlashBack Review: Yoda/Droideka - LC - Geonosis Arena Showdown (6 of 6)

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2015 at 02:56 PM ET |

Yoda/Droideka

  • Collectible: Yoda/Droideka (6 of 6)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Geonosis Arena Showdown
  • Review Sequence: #140
  • Original Publication Date: October 10, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 494th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Review: Luke Skywalker (Red Five X-wing Pilot) - 1:6 Scale Figure

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2015 at 09:21 AM ET |

Here is another brilliant, albeit expensive, 1:6 Scale Figure from Sideshow Collectibles. Let's check out the gorgeous Luke Skywalker (Red Five X-wing Pilot) 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 (Red Five X-wing Pilot)

FlashBack Review: Darth Krayt/Sigel Dare - LC - Comic Packs (8)

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2015 at 05:41 PM ET |

Darth Krayt/Sigel Dare

  • Collectible: Darth Krayt/Sigel Dare (8)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs
  • Review Sequence: #144
  • Original Publication Date: October 14, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 162nd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

UPDATE: Receipt Added - TBS 3.75" Walmart Exclusive Wave 2 Hits AL

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2015 at 08:30 AM ET |

We now have confirmation that the Walmart exclusive The Black Series 3.75" wave 2 has hit Alabama! (more....)

Review: Resistance X-wing - TFA - Walmart Exclusive Class III Vehicle

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2015 at 12:02 AM ET |

Are you ready for more? (We're not so sure we are....) The assumed Walmart exclusive Resistance X-wing is making heavier appearances across the nation. We just found ours this weekend for the very first time. See what we think of it and the clever kit-bashed figure that comes packed along inside of it in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Resistance X-wing

TBS6 Phasma Wave Hitting Walmarts Frequently

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2015 at 11:54 PM ET |

We have received three separate reports today across the country that Captain Phasma has been found at Walmart. We haven't been so fortunate, but it does appear that Walmart is now successfully receiving wave 2 in stores now. Special thanks to JTA reader David A. for the image proof below..

Themed 3.75" Multipacks Revealed From Asia Hit Canada

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2015 at 11:48 PM ET |

A short while ago we brought to your attention a strange set of multipacks that began hitting East Asia. These have now hit Canada. There is likely nothing you need with these sets, but it seems they will be making various appearances at reatil in North America now. Special thanks to JTA reader Jamie D. for the news.

Toys R Us Teases Black Friday!

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2015 at 11:43 PM ET |

ToysRUs.com has started to tease their upcoming Black Friday promotions. Check it all out by clicking the banner below.

FlashBack Review: Princess Leia/Tobbi Dala - TLC - Comic Packs (7)

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2015 at 09:29 PM ET |

Princess Leia/Tobbi Dala

  • Collectible: Princess Leia/Tobbi Dala (7)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs
  • Review Sequence: #268
  • Original Publication Date: February 15, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 920th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Walmart Exclusive Wave 2 Now Found In Florida!

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2015 at 05:06 PM ET |

First it was the Far East. Then it was Canada. Then it was upstate NY. Now it's Jacksonville, FL. You best get out there and see if you can find The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" wave 2. More reports coming into JTA! Special thanks to JTA reader Sean for sending us the news! It's still nothing but blowing tumbleweed online at Walmart however.

Review: Imperial Shock Trooper - TBS [P3] - Walmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2015 at 02:51 PM ET |

We have a special guest reviewer today: Arnold Corso looks at the Walmart exclusive Imperial Shock Trooper. We also want to thank Arnold for securing our copy of this figure to photograph for the image gallery because we would have likely never found this figure to purchase otherwise. Check it out in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Imperial Shock Trooper

There is a local discount chain in my area called Forman Mills. Those who live near and around me know how annoying their commercials on television can be. As I was catching up on some behind the scenes stuff at JTA, I glanced up while the commercial was running because I heard "Star Wars" and thought I saw a TVC-styled card back of Kylo Ren. I said "nah, no way." As the commercial went off (and as I thought I was experiencing a mirage), I knew from experience that these commercials come on multiple times within minutes of each other. As expected, the commercial came on again but this time I was ready with my cell phone camera. I was right. Would you believe that Forman Mills used a custom TVC-styled Kylo Ren figure in their commercial? It is from Pinterest and can be seen RIGHT HERE. From Pinterest to a TV commercial. It's pretty funny that a TVC-styled card back is what grabbed Forman Mills first to promote Star Wars, huh? Actually it's not too surprising at all. It seems that Hasbro is the only company that chooses to not believe in the power of vintage-styled packaging. Could you imagine if the line came this way instead? Talk about FALSE ADVERTISING! (Or maybe it's just that Hasbro doesn't tell them anything either about The Force Awakens line and they have to rely on Google for their images too!)

Star Wars Rebels Review: Wings of the Master (S02E07)

Posted by Mike_Taber | November 20, 2015 at 06:17 PM ET |

I'm sorry this review is so late, everyone. I had a minor surgery last week so I haven't had the chance to see Wings of the Master until just recently. Now on to the actual episode!

Latest Build A Weapons Figures As Low As $5.88 At Walmart.com!

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2015 at 05:12 PM ET |

Walmart.com has many Build A Weapon figures, including the latest PZ-4CO and Guavian Enforcer waves in stock for as low as $5.88 each. Some of the prices are all over the place, but most are $5.88 which is officially the cheapest price on the web right now for these figures. Thanks to all that wrote in letting us know to share this news!

First Smuggler's Bounty Box Contents - Full Gallery!

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2015 at 04:38 PM ET |

We have received the very first Smuggler's Bounty box from Funko! and we have put together a gallery of the contents for you to feast your eyes upon. Click through for more!

FlashBack Review: Leia Organa/Prince Xizor - TLC - Comic Packs (8)

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2015 at 03:44 PM ET |

Leia Organa/Prince Xizor

  • Collectible: Leia Organa/Prince Xizor (8)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs
  • Review Sequence: #320
  • Original Publication Date: April 8, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 696th most visited review
  • Score: 3 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Robot Kingdom Lists Case Assortments For TBS 3.75 Wave 2 And Wave 3

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2015 at 02:19 PM ET |

JTA reader Steve U. directs our attention to two listings on RobotKingdom.com. They list the case assortments for wave 2 (due November 25th) and wave 3 (due December 1st) of the Walmart exclusive The Black Series [Phase III] line.

    

Gentle Giant First Order Stormtrooper Mini Bust

Posted by Chuck | November 20, 2015 at 02:14 PM ET |

Gentle Giant has their first The Force Awakens product ready for pre-order. Click here to check out the First Order Stormtrooper 1:6 Scale Mini Bust.

Review: First Order Flametrooper - Elite Series

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2015 at 09:31 AM ET |

The Disney Store Elite Series line has produced some nice figures like the First Order Flametrooper. See why some people will take issue with this one 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.

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Hasbro CEO Assures Retail Will Be Ready For Toy Onslaught By 12/18

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2015 at 05:27 PM ET |

Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner assures Yahoo! Finance that The Force Awakens line will be well-positioned by the time the movie is released. Click through to watch the video and read the article.

Sideshow Collectibles Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Statue Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | November 19, 2015 at 04:53 PM ET |

Now available for pre-order from Sideshow Collectibles: Ralph McQuarrie Boba Fett Statue. This is their second statue from the Concept Artist Series, the first being the Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper.

  

FlashBack Review: Anakin Skywalker/Durge - TLC - Comic Packs (2)

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2015 at 03:42 PM ET |

Anakin Skywalker/Durge

  • Collectible: Anakin Skywalker/Durge (2)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs
  • Review Sequence: #318
  • Original Publication Date: April 6, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 364th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Some Hard-to-Find The Force Awakens BAW Back In Stock On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | November 19, 2015 at 12:22 PM ET |

IN STOCK on Amazon right now if you still need these figures! Get them before they are gone! Check their other stock because there are some others available too...Click the images below for direct links!

 

Sam's Club In Mexico Receiving TBS6 Exclusives Cheaper Than USA!

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2015 at 10:02 AM ET |

JTA Mexican reader Santiago P. graciously sends us an image of his local Sam's Club there. Both the Amazon exclusive Trooper 4-Pack as well as the Imperial Force Entertainment Earth 4-Pack in The Black Series 6" line are available there for the equivalent of $76 American dollars.... cheaper than what we're paying here in the USA.

UPDATE: Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) Now In Stock At Walgreens.com!

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2015 at 09:52 AM ET |

Walgreens.com NOW has the Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) TBS6 figure in stock on their site too! If you like to know more about this figure, we just reviewed it yesterday HERE.

UPDATE: This is now toggling in and out of stock. Keep stalking it!

Review: Stormtrooper - Elite Series

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2015 at 09:33 AM ET |

The Disney Store Elite Series line has gone Original Trilogy! See what we think about the Stormtrooper 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.

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Captain Phasma Armor Up Revealed As A Toys R Us Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 19, 2015 at 08:03 AM ET |

Site Atomic Candy also sends us what we believe is the very first image of the Toys R Us exclusive Captain Phasma Armor Up figure to share with our readers. Did we know this was even coming?

An unknown Sprint customer and apparent JTA reader emailed us an image of a a pretty decent Dollar General three day sale. Check out how you can save on Star Wars figures rather impressively.

New Finn Focused The Force Awakens TV Spot!

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2015 at 08:46 PM ET |

This has got to be the best TV spot for The Force Awakens yet. It focuses on Finn this time. Check it out!

Visual Guide Update - Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | November 18, 2015 at 07:18 PM ET |

We have the latest The Black Series [Phase III] six inch exclusive available in our Visual Guides tonight: Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath). Click below to see how this figure looks, and read our full review to see how worthy it is for your collection.

Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) - The Black Series - Six Inch

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | November 18, 2015 at 06:42 PM ET |

Big Bad Toy Store checks in with their latest newsletter. Stop by to check out all of their newest pre-orders and arrivals...

Big Bad Toy Store

Quick Pics: Walmart Exclusive 3.75" Kylo Ren - It's Divine!

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2015 at 05:35 PM ET |

JTA reader Anthony Luis R. sends us some quick pics of the new Walmart exclusive 3.75" Kylo Ren (I can't believe I had to preface that with "Walmart exclusive")! Check it out!

FlashBack Review: Luke Skywalker/Deena Shan - TLC - Comic Packs (15)

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2015 at 04:58 PM ET |

Luke Skywalker/Deena Shan

  • Collectible: Luke Skywalker/Deena Shan (15)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs
  • Review Sequence: #40
  • Original Publication Date: July 2, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 610th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Entertainment Earth Pre-Black Friday Sale Now! (Up To 95% Off!)

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2015 at 11:33 AM ET |

Entertainment Earth has just started their Pre-Black Friday sale early! Check out all the items that are up to 95% off!

Delayed Amazon Exclusive 7-Pack Hits Singapore

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

Site AtomicCandy.org has sent us an image to post of the delayed Amazon exclusive to share with everyone. This has been found in Singapore now, so it's likely we could see our pre-orders get filled in the near future from Amazon.

Review: Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) - TBS [P3] - Walgreens Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2015 at 12:25 AM ET |

What would have been "case assortment filler" in the 3.75" line is now "store exclusive" in the 6" line. We're not being overly critical towards Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) because it is actually a pretty nice figure. We're just trying to process the briskly changing landscape of our beloved hobby that seemingly is headed nowhere fast lately. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

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You Won’t Live To See The Final Star Wars Movie

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2015 at 10:43 PM ET |

These new movies won’t just be sequels. That’s not the way the transnational entertainment business works anymore. Forget finite sequences; now it’s about infinite series. (more....)

More Imperial Shock Trooper Store Reports!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2015 at 10:39 PM ET |

We are getting plenty of store reports for the Imperial Shock Trooper, although we've had no luck whatsoever. JTA reader cfarias sends us an image of his receipt should it help anyone else out there locate this sought after figure.

Walgreens Exclusive Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) Sneak Peek!

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2015 at 09:11 PM ET |

The review is coming tomorrow, but you can get a sneak peek at the gallery and Collector Notes right now HERE. Check out Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) Walgreens exclusive from The Black Series [P3] 6" line!

Well, it was only a matter of time before the news of poor Star Wars inventory at brick and mortar would make its way out there a whole lot more frequently. As you recall, we reported this news from our sources just a few short days ago. A simple Google search will also show you just how serious this is. Channel 10 news in San Diego have even ran a news story on it tonight. The bottom line is that The Force Awakens inventory is just not what it should be and it is looking more and more like it won't meet demand this holiday season. The forecasting was way off this time. And as we all know, Hasbro never does too well playing catch up. As we mentioned recently, if you see something, don't think it is going to be there tomorrow.

FlashBack Review: Fenn Shysa/Dengar - TLC - Comic Packs (6)

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2015 at 02:49 PM ET |

Fenn Shysa/Dengar

  • Collectible: Fenn Shysa/Dengar (6)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs
  • Review Sequence: #321
  • Original Publication Date: April 9, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,111th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2015 at 02:43 PM ET |

Check out the latest news and deals from JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys including an upcoming sneak peek look at their Black Friday sale including The Black Series figures! Click through for more!

Amazon Exclusive Disney Infinity Kanan Jarrus Light-up Figure

Posted by Chuck | November 17, 2015 at 01:38 PM ET |

If you are checking out the Disney Infinity light-up figures, make sure to reserve your Amazon Exclusive Kanan Jarrus. This has a release date of December 8th.

Review: Darth Maul (Tatooine) - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2015 at 10:28 AM ET |

The Episode I Darth Maul (Tatooine) is about as nice as it is useless. Find out more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Maul (Tatooine)

Stormtrooper/Blackhole Hologram

  • Collectible: Stormtrooper/Blackhole Hologram (13)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs
  • Review Sequence: #302
  • Original Publication Date: March 21, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 520th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

TBS6 Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) Available Online!

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2015 at 02:34 PM ET |

Hurry! Drugstore.com (a Walgreens company) has The Black Series 6" Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) Walgreens exclusive in stock for $19.99! Special thanks to JTA reader Josh P. for the alert!

UPDATE: And it's gone!

If you ordered the PlayStation 4 500GB Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront Console, this is now shipping for a November 17th arrival. Shipping notices started going out over the weekend. You can still pick this up right here. This is a pretty slick looking Star Wars themed Playstation!

Maybe They Didn't Show Up For The Epic Weekend, But They're Out Now!

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2015 at 01:27 PM ET |

Providing further proof that no one knows anything when it comes to the Star Wars toy line these days, we are shocked to report that JTA reader Nathanael B. has found four Battlefront Imperial Shock Trooper TBS6 figures at his local Walmart today. They may have technically missed the Epic Weekend, but it was barely missed... at least at this store in Florida. Use UPC 630509371790 to find yours!

Review: C-3PO - EI - Basic

Posted by Paul | November 16, 2015 at 09:04 AM ET |

The Episode I C-3PO is such a nice figure. Too bad he can't stand up that well. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

C-3PO

Walgreens Exclusive Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) Hits eBay

Posted by Paul | November 15, 2015 at 10:16 PM ET |

If you're interested to see more about the upcoming Walgreens exclusive Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) figure, there is a seller on eBay from Taiwan shipping these for FREE.

Visual Guide Update - Kohl's Exclusive Forest Mission Multipack

Posted by Chuck | November 15, 2015 at 07:29 PM ET |

The Kohl's Exclusive set is our next addition to the Visual Guides. Click below to check out this set of repacks, and read our review to find our why you won't really need this (unless you are into exclusive packaging).

Kohl's Exclusive Set - The Force Awakens - Build A Weapon

Camie Marstrap/Laze “Fixer” Loneozner

  • Collectible: Camie Marstrap/Laze “Fixer” Loneozner
  • Collection: Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
  • Category: Comic Packs
  • Review Sequence: #429
  • Original Publication Date: July 26, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 539th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Review: Kylo Ren - Elite Series

Posted by Paul | November 15, 2015 at 01:10 AM ET |

The Elite Series Kylo Ren may be the nicest figure so far in this line. Check him out in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

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Is It An Original Trilogy Stormtrooper Or A First Order Stormtrooper?

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2015 at 04:15 PM ET |

Oh no! I hate to complain about the new wave 2 TBS 3.75" figures already, especially when it's been the most exciting news of the year with regards to Hasbro products, but it looks like they screwed up the visor on the First Order Stormtrooper figure. Check out this auction for a better close up look. It seems they went "old school" Original Trilogy with this character. With an exclusive line that will see SO FEW releases, Hasbro MUST get the quality control in order because there isn't any time and extra money for running changes. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Josh M. for the discussion/text on this! Once again, the 5POA version is done without error, and the super-articulated version in currently screen inaccurate.

FlashBack Review: T'ra Saa/Tholme - LC - Comic Packs (12)

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2015 at 03:51 PM ET |

T'ra Saa/Tholme

  • Collectible: T'ra Saa/Tholme (12)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs
  • Review Sequence: #311
  • Original Publication Date: March 30, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 356th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Kmart Exclusive Kylo Ren In Stock, On Sale And Shipping!

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2015 at 03:26 PM ET |

The Kmart exclusive Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base) is back in stock and our readers are receiving shipping notices. It's also on sale for $19.99. Special thanks to all that wrote in to us via email and our Facebook page including Casey M., Joshua L., Matt C., Max P. and others.

Found! Unbelievable! The Black Series 3.75" Wave 2 Found In The USA!

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2015 at 02:16 PM ET |

Found! JTA Facebook reader Luis Anthony R. from New York has unbelievably found wave 2 of The Black Series 3.75" Walmart exclusive line at his local store (at the 100 Thruway Plaza Dr, Buffalo, NY store to be specific). It's time to start doing toy runs again. It's unknown how widespread these will be at the start, so if you see 'em get 'em. On a related note, was everyone's Walmart Epic Weekend events as pitiful as mine were? None of my stores even knew it was supposed to happen this weekend. Lastly, our friends at Yakface.com received confirmation that the TBS6 Imperial Shock Trooper will definitely NOT be part of this so-called event.

Review: Forest Mission Multipack - TFA - Kohl's Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 14, 2015 at 12:20 AM ET |

You want to see what a $50 purchase gets you in the Hasbro Star Wars line in 2015? Then look pitifully no further than the Kohl's exclusive unnamed Forest Mission BB-8/Kylo Ren/Chewbacca/First Order Stormtrooper/Resistance Trooper multipack. It's sadly the focus of 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.

BB-8/Kylo Ren/Chewbacca/First Order Stormtrooper/Resistance Trooper

Book Review: A New Dawn - Books and Novels (Canon)

Posted by Chuck | November 13, 2015 at 02:53 PM ET |

We've added another section to our new sister review database featuring novels from the canon timeline. JTA content contributor Ian Gebhard joins the team and is going to be reviewing these novels for us, along with providing a detailed story summary and more! Make sure you can check out Star Wars: A New Dawn, the first addition to this section. You can also join the discussion about this book at the end of the review. Warning, this is a full, spoiler-filled summary, review, and discussion!

FlashBack Review: Clone Trooper/Clone Commander - LC - Comic Packs (9)

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2015 at 02:17 PM ET |

Clone Trooper/Clone Commander

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper/Clone Commander (9)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs
  • Review Sequence: #310
  • Original Publication Date: March 29, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 487th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Back in August, we provided a rumor report to you about recent The Black Series figures we learned had been finished up and would likely be prepared for release very soon. Two of them included Luke Skywalker (Trash Compactor) and Han Solo (Trash Compactor). As with all rumor reports revealed that far in advance, the finest of details aren't as clear and we believed that they would be 3.75" versions. But it looks like our friends at Yakface.com have provided some of that clarity today as these characters are likely coming in 6" scale instead (silly us)! In another development, they hint that action figure stands might be returning as well! Check out this great news!

Walmart Exclusive TBS 3.75" Wave 2 Hits Canada Now!

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2015 at 01:41 PM ET |

Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that The Black Series 3.75" Walmart exclusive wave 2 has hit North America (in Canada). It's hard to believe that these have made their way across multiple continents now and Walmart.com STILL doesn't have them up for pre-order yet.

Would Hasbro have been better off offering a modern Early Bird Figures “empty box” for the holidays this year? Some of our closest sources are suggesting this wouldn’t have been a bad idea. No matter if you’re finding Star Wars action figures in stores or not, one thing is for sure: they’re extremely difficult to find. (more....)

Next Smuggler's Bounty Is Called The Resistance!

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2015 at 08:52 AM ET |

Smuggler's Bounty will be officially releasing details of their next Smuggler's Bounty 100% exclusive boxed set by Funko shortly, but you can click the image to get a tease of it now. This set is known as "The Resistance".

Review: Rey And BB-8 - Elite Series

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2015 at 08:48 AM ET |

Yikes! That face! Actually, the Rey And BB-8 Elite Series figure set is well done, but we can't get past her porcelain doll face. Find out more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

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Sabine Faces An Old Friend In The Next Episode Of Star Wars Rebels!

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2015 at 06:57 PM ET |

Sabine is assigned a mission to escort a courier of secret information vital to the rebel cause to a rendezvous point. The task is quickly complicated by the arrival of Sabine’s old friend and partner, Ketsu, who is looking to collect the bounty on the courier. Learn more about Sabine’s mysterious backstory when bounty hunter Ketsu is introduced in an all-new episode of "Star Wars Rebels" airing WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. Click through for a preview of the episode!

Clone Trooper Lieutentant/Clone Trooper

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper Lieutentant/Clone Trooper (10)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs
  • Review Sequence: #301
  • Original Publication Date: March 20, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 208th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

HURRY! TBS6 Captain Phasma IN STOCK At Kohls.com!

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2015 at 12:34 PM ET |

HURRY! The Black Series [P3] Captain Phasma 6" figure is available at Kohls.com RIGHT NOW! Special thanks to JTA reader Michael W. for the alert!

UPDATE: SOLD OUT!

Review: Captain Phasma - Elite Series

Posted by Paul | November 12, 2015 at 08:41 AM ET |

The Captain Phasma Elite Series figure is nice, but again, not exactly perfect. Find out more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Captain Phasma

Battle Over Endor (2 of 2)

  • Collectible: Battle Over Endor (2 of 2)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
  • Category: Toys R Us Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #611
  • Original Publication Date: January 24, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 153rd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2011

Star Wars Steelbook Blu-ray Collection Is Now Out

Posted by Chuck | November 11, 2015 at 12:15 PM ET |

The Star Wars Steelbook Blu-ray collection is out this week! You can pick these up locally or grab them on Amazon!

Disney Store Restocks Elite Series Once Again!

Posted by Paul | November 11, 2015 at 11:54 AM ET |

The entire assortment of current Disney Store Elite Series Star Wars figures (except for Grievous and Maul) are back in stock as of this posting. Thanks to all who wrote in to alert us!

Entertainment Weekly Reveals Four Special TFA Magazine Covers

Posted by Paul | November 11, 2015 at 11:51 AM ET |

Entertainment Weekly reveals four awesome Star Wars covers. Check them out!! (You can also learn about Justin Bieber's latest announcement while you're there too!)

Only Moments Remaining To Secure First Smuggler's Bounty From Funko!

Posted by Paul | November 11, 2015 at 11:10 AM ET |

You have ONE MORE day to secure the blind box Smuggler's Bounty from Funko! Don't delay or forever miss this 100% exclusive boxed set!!

Toys R Us Exclusive Captain Phasma Up For Pre-order - Ships Soon!

Posted by Paul | November 11, 2015 at 11:07 AM ET |

ToysRUs.com is NOW taking pre-orders for a November 18th ship date of their exclusive Captain Phasma 12" figure! Special thanks to JTA reader Chris for the alert!! Orders of $19 or more ship FREE!

UPDATE: JTA reader Celeste S. found Captain Phasma in Corpus Christi Texas!

Review: Darth Maul - Elite Series

Posted by Paul | November 11, 2015 at 10:07 AM ET |

He definitely isn't perfect, but he isn't terrible either. Check out the Elite Series Darth Maul 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 Maul

The Wall Street Journal has posted a great article running down what has transpired and predicts what will come with the merchandising related to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They even jibe collectors in their tag line that our focus is debating points of articulation. It's a worthy read. Special thanks to JTA reader and good friend Ayem for directing our attention to this article! Also, look for a brief interview with our friend Corey from the Wolfpack Podcast!

What To Look For This Weekend At Walmart

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2015 at 06:22 PM ET |

JTA reader Robert D. sends us a display of what most of us can expect this weekend at Walmart. It was quickly pulled once his Walmart realized they jumped the gun.

UPDATE: TBS6 Imperial Shock Trooper Walmart Exclusive - Available Soon!

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2015 at 03:43 PM ET |

The Imperial Shock Trooper is indeed a Walmart exclusive thanks to the PRESS RELEASE we received from Walmart.com. It will also be available for pre-order soon on Walmart.com. But you will be able to find him in stores this weekend!

UPDATE: Apologies. I may have jumped the gun on this post. I attempted to post this before I ran out of work for the day and I neglected to read everything carefully. This figure may or may not be available this weekend. Special thanks to JTA reader Jedi Jones for so nicely pointing this out....

Walmart To Host Epic Weekend This Week!

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2015 at 03:35 PM ET |

Walmart has reached out to us to share a new and exciting event coming this weekend. Walmart is starting the Star Wars celebration a little early by hosting ‘Epic Weekend’ events on Nov. 13-15 at more than 3000 stores across the country. Click through for more.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | November 10, 2015 at 03:30 PM ET |

Check out the latest from Big Bad Toy Store in today's newsletter..

Big Bad Toy Store

Battle Over Endor (1 of 2)

  • Collectible: Battle Over Endor (1 of 2)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
  • Category: Toys R Us Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #610
  • Original Publication Date: January 23, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 78th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2011

Review: Kylo Ren - TFA - 12-Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2015 at 08:57 AM ET |

It has a great sculpt and frustrating articulation. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Check out the Kylo Ren 12-Inch 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.

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Elite Series Stormtrooper Up For Order!

Posted by Paul | November 10, 2015 at 08:16 AM ET |

The Elite Series Stormtrooper is now up for order at DisneyStore.com. This one may be a hot one, so order quickly if you're interested.

FlashBack Review: Deliah Blue/Darth Nihl - LC - Comic Packs (16)

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2015 at 03:43 PM ET |

Deliah Blue/Darth Nihl

  • Collectible: Deliah Blue/Darth Nihl (16)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs (Entertainment Earth Exclusive)
  • Review Sequence: #557
  • Original Publication Date: December 1, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 446th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Review: Star Wars Rebels - S02E06: Brothers of the Broken Horn

Posted by Chuck | November 09, 2015 at 03:22 PM ET |

We have our next Star Wars Rebels review posted! Go ahead and give it a read and then discuss Brothers of the Broken Horn...

Amazon 4-Pack Back In Stock!

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2015 at 02:05 PM ET |

The Amazon exclusive The Black Series 6-Inch Stormtrooper 4-Pack is back IN STOCK right now. If you haven't ordered yet you may want to go ahead and secure it because it's a nice set. Thanks to JTA reader Steve A. for letting us know of this status change. If you need to learn more about this set, see our complete photo gallery and review RIGHT HERE!

Finn's Father (And Last Name?) Revealed?

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2015 at 12:21 PM ET |

WARNING: SPOILERS APPLY! Screenrant.com is reporting that SuperBroMovies.com seems to have figured out who Finn's father is thanks to a jigsaw puzzle Amazon listing. Check it out at your OWN RISK and DO NOT comment about it in the comments. Now we just have to find out if it is fact or fiction.

UPDATE: Some of you missed the tongue-in-cheek attitude of this post. This was meant to be an "oh brother/face palm" sort of post and nothing more than complete ludicrousness. Lighten up a little. :)

Sloppy Paint Operations Mean Running Change Now

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2015 at 10:31 AM ET |

Check out the "new rare running variant" of Rey (Starkiller Base) from The Force Awakens line. It can be yours for only $99.99 on eBay! I guess this seller is a new Hasbro buyer and just isn't used to the shoddy paint operations yet.... Special thanks to friend and JTA reader Rum Sleg for directing us to this auction!

Forest Mission Multipack IN STOCK At Kohls.com

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2015 at 09:04 AM ET |

JTA reader Brian G. writes in to let everyone know that Kohls.com has the Forest Mission exclusive IN STOCK and ready for shipping. It's currently on sale for $39.99, but also use PROMO CODE VETERANS10 for an additional $10 off. Orders over $50 ship FREE.

Review: Trooper Four-Pack - TBS [P3] - Amazon Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 09, 2015 at 12:25 AM ET |

It's a couple of weeks early and we have our review ready for you to check out yourself! See the Phase I Clone Trooper Commander/Phase II Clone Trooper/Imperial Stormtrooper/First Order Stormtrooper Officer Amazon exclusive four-pack from The Black Series [Phase III] 6" line. It's the subject of 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.

Phase I Clone Trooper Commander/Phase II Clone Trooper/Imperial Stormtrooper/First Order Stormtrooper Officer

New The Force Awakens TV Spot!

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2015 at 08:49 PM ET |

Has everyone seen this yet!?

New Poe's X-wing Cannons Arriving Stateside And Internationally!

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

JTA reader Falcon sends us evidence that the replacement Cannon's for Poe's X-wing Fighter are arriving to mailboxes. Click through for more.

Droid Factory Four-Pack In Stock At DisneyStore.com!

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2015 at 08:41 PM ET |

You saw our review and photo gallery on the latest Disney Droid Factory set a couple of days ago, but JTA reader and friend Adam M. alerts our attention to this set on DisneyStore.com. Place your order and avoid the aftermarket prices!

See The Amazon Exclusive TBS6 Four-Pack Gallery And Review RIGHT NOW!

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2015 at 07:52 PM ET |

Get a sneak peek of the Amazon exclusive "unnamed" The Black Series [Phase III] Phase I Clone Trooper Commander/Phase II Clone Trooper/Imperial Stormtrooper/First Order Stormtrooper Officer multipack right now. It's tomorrow's review, but you can check it out now. For the record, it's nicer than we ever expected. CLICK HERE to check it out!

     

TBS6 Captain Phasma Found At Barnes & Noble

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2015 at 06:39 PM ET |

JTA reader Bryan L. has found The Black Series [Phase III] wave 2 at his local Barnes & Noble. It might be a great place to check if you still need Captain Phasma!

   

Plourr Ilo/Dllr Nep

  • Collectible: Plourr Ilo/Dllr Nep
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs (Internet Exclusive)
  • Review Sequence: #312
  • Original Publication Date: March 31, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,025th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Walgreens Exclusive Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) Showing Up On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | November 08, 2015 at 09:39 AM ET |

JTA reader Mike R. wrote in to let us know that the Walgreens exclusive Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath) has shown up as in stock on Amazon via a 3rd party seller. We don't recommend biting on this at this price, but this is a good indication that we might be seeing this in stores soon. Still no listing on Walgreens.com, but you can click through to have a look on Amazon...

  

Review: Han Solo/Princess Leia - TFA - Two-Packs (Space)

Posted by Paul | November 08, 2015 at 12:32 AM ET |

More repacks! See the latest repacks of Han Solo/Princess Leia 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.

Han Solo/Princess Leia

FlashBack Review: Montross/Jaster Mereel - LC - Comic Packs (18)

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2015 at 04:18 PM ET |

Montross/Jaster Mereel

  • Collectible: Montross/Jaster Mereel (18)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs (Entertainment Earth Exclusive)
  • Review Sequence: #558
  • Original Publication Date: December 2, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 181st most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Review: R0-4LO/R2-Q2/R4-M9/R5-X3 - Disney Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 07, 2015 at 08:27 AM ET |

The R0-4LO/R2-Q2/R4-M9/R5-X3 Droid Factory multipack is about as nice as it is a mess. See why it is a bittersweet release 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.

R0-4LO/R2-Q2/R4-M9/R5-X3

Amazon Exclusive TBS6 Clone Trooper/Stormtrooper 4-Pack Arriving!

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2015 at 06:23 PM ET |

Holy moly! Some of us just got shipping notices on the Amazon exclusive 4-Pack 6" Trooper set, but lucky JTA readers like Chris C. just got his today!

    

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Captain Phasma Pre-order Is Up!

Posted by Chuck | November 06, 2015 at 03:40 PM ET |

The Hot Toys Captain Phasma is up for pre-order!

FlashBack Review: Anakin Skywalker/Droideka - LC - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2015 at 03:11 PM ET |

Anakin Skywalker/Droideka

  • Collectible: Anakin Skywalker/Droideka (3 of 6)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: TARGET Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #509
  • Original Publication Date: October 14, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 98th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

The Force Awakens International Movie Poster Revealed!

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2015 at 12:57 PM ET |

Disney has released the international version of The Force Awakens theater poster and in my opinion it is so much better than the American version. Check it out!

Japanese The Force Awakens Trailer Posted - New Footage!

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2015 at 09:21 AM ET |

Check it out! (SPOILERS APPLY!)

Review: General Grievous - Elite Series

Posted by Paul | November 06, 2015 at 08:51 AM ET |

The Elite Series figure do look nice, but are they practical? Let's check out General Grievous and see what you think about him in our 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.

General Grievous

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Captain Phasma Fully Revealed

Posted by Chuck | November 06, 2015 at 08:37 AM ET |

Hot Toys fully revealed their 1/6th scale Captain Phasma this morning, and it does NOT disappoint! This is how you make a collectible of an already fan-favorite villain! Click through for more images!

Aftermarket Value For World's Worst Peg-Warmer Soars Thanks To Rumor!

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 10:28 PM ET |

The panic has begun! The world's worst peg-warmer of the last two years, the figure that was subject of many a controversy, is now going for crazy money on eBay now. Check out the madness! Special thanks to JTA reader Michael W. who has brought this to our attention!

You won't believe your eyes folks! JTA reader Truthbetold has found the most super rare variant yet! Click the image below to see it! Hopefully you can find one in your area too. And with the increase in unscrupulous collectors in recent years, it's likely you will! It must be nice to take advantage of Hasbro via their eBay store and get these for $10 a pop, only to switch them out for TRU's exclusive release....

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles - More TFA Arrivals!

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 10:05 PM ET |

More and more The Force Awakens merchandise is arriving at JTA sponsor NJ Toys & Collectibles. Check out what has arrived!!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 10:00 PM ET |

Click through for the latest from JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys!

20% Off All TFA Vehicles At Toys R Us

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 09:57 PM ET |

JTA moderator Sjefke reminds us that Toys R Us is running a 20% off sale on all vehicles through November 21st.

Family Dollar - Don't Forget They Have The Force Awakens Figures!

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 09:53 PM ET |

Everyone seems to be forgetting that Family Dollar also carries The Force Awakens figures. If you still cannot find anything in your area, be sure to check this retail outlet. Special thanks to JTA reader Chris for the tip!

TARGET Receiving TBS6 FO TIE Fighter - Use Promo Code For 25% Off

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 09:48 PM ET |

JTA reader Jeff has found The Black Series 6" First Order TIE Fighter at his local TARGET and was able to utilize the BESTGIFT promo code for 25% off!

Disney Store 25% Friends And Family Discount

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 09:43 PM ET |

The promotion ends this Sunday, but use code DISNEYPAL to get 25% off your entire purchase plus FREE shipping with order greater than $75.

Hera Takes Center Stage On The Next Rebels Episode!

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 09:36 PM ET |

When the Rebels need a new ship to help break an Imperial blockade of a struggling planet, Hera is dispatched on a dangerous mission to meet with an eccentric ship engineer. Hera earns his trust and completes a successful test flight in the harsh conditions of the planet’s atmosphere. Hera’s amazing piloting skills will be showcased as she embarks on a dangerous mission to acquire a new ship, the B-Wing, to turn the tide in a crucial battle against the Empire when an all-new episode of "Star Wars Rebels" airs WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

Terminally Ill Star Wars Fans Gets to See Episode VII Early!

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 09:32 PM ET |

Daniel Fleetwood, a 32 year old terminally ill Star Wars fans has been granted an early viewing of Episode VII. Entertainment Weekly has the touching story!

Our next Visual Guide update features another carry-forward figure from last year's Rebels Saga Legends Line: The Inquisitor. This also completes our wave 2 Build A Weapon updates, other than the two wave 1 repacks. Click below to check out the full guide, and stop by our main The Force Awakens Visual Guide to look through all 22 figures from the first two waves. Don't forget to check out our review to learn if this version of The Inquisitor is different enough to add to your collection.

The Inquisitor - The Force Awakens - Build A Weapon

Not Every Location Is Abysmal For Toy Finds

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 09:28 PM ET |

While there has been no signs of life in Pennsylvania, JTA reader Brian B. from Old Bridge NJ (dang – that's almost my hometown) has just successfully found wave 2 of The Force Awakens line. (Still doesn't look like enough product for a pre-movie launch to me though....)

   

There's Still Nothing In My Area!

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 09:27 PM ET |

Although my local Walmart finally got in The Black Series 3.75" line today, there has been nothing else at all for over seven (7) weeks. Hopefully things will change because this is obscene at this point.

It's A Pre-Christmas Phasma Fiasco!

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 09:17 PM ET |

If you've been fortunate to lock down The Black Series [Phase III] Captain Phasma 6" figure from ToysRUs.com, you may be in for a rude awakening when you get your figures Click the images below to see what we mean. Also, if you successfully placed an order, readers of ours are also getting cancellation notices despite successfully placing orders for this same dang figure. Time for solid case packs Hasbro. How much longer do we have to go through this ridiculousness? Special thanks to JTA reader Toy Fiend and others for the news and images.

   

FlashBack Review: Shaak Ti/Geonosian Warrior - LC - TARGET Exclusive

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

Shaak Ti/Geonosian Warrior

  • Collectible: Shaak Ti/Geonosian Warrior (4 of 6)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: TARGET Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #506
  • Original Publication Date: October 11, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 43rd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Amazon Exclusive TBS 6-Inch Stormtrooper 4-Pack Pre-order Update

Posted by Chuck | November 05, 2015 at 09:46 AM ET |

The Amazon exclusive The Black Series 6-Inch Stormtrooper 4-Pack was listed as 'unavailable' for a while, but it appears that it is back up for pre-order. It still shows a November 30 ship date. If you haven't ordered yet you may want to go ahead and secure it just in case. Thanks to JTA reader David for letting us know of this status change.

UPDATE: Delivery approximation notification emails as early as November 9th and 10th have begun being received by our readers.

Review: Clone Commander Cody/Obi-Wan Kenobi - TFA - Two-Packs (Desert)

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2015 at 08:16 AM ET |

Hasbro doesn't serve your kind. These are for kids and gift-giving parents. But honestly we don't need them back on shelves again so soon. See the Clone Commander Cody/Obi-WanKenobi (yes, we said "Obi-Wan Kenobi") Two-Packs set 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 Cody/Obi-WanKenobi

The Black Series [Phase III] Kmart exclusive Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base) is the focus of tonight's Visual Guide. Click below to have a full look, and read our in-depth review from earlier today right here!

Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base) - The Black Series - Six Inch

Review: Star Wars Rebels - S02E05: Always Two There Are

Posted by Chuck | November 04, 2015 at 03:25 PM ET |

Get caught up on Star Wars Rebels with our full review of last week's episode: Always Two There Are.

FlashBack Review: SW: TFU (Sith & Imperial Troopers) - TRU Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2015 at 01:41 PM ET |

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Sith & Imperial Troopers)

  • Collectible: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Sith & Imperial Troopers)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
  • Category: Toys R Us Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #815
  • Original Publication Date: August 16, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 51st most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2011

Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company Novel Now Available

Posted by Chuck | November 04, 2015 at 01:10 PM ET |

The latest novel in the canon universe is available. If you haven't yet picked up Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company, Amazon has the hardcover version for $17.11.

The Force Awakens Character Posters Revealed

Posted by Chuck | November 04, 2015 at 01:00 PM ET |

The Force Awakens character posters were revealed today! Enjoy!

        

Walmart Exclusive TBS 3.75" Wave 2 Hits Taiwan!

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2015 at 09:15 AM ET |

Here is a hopeful sight (if they can just make it to Walmart in the USA that is....). Wave 2 of the Walmart exclusive The Black Series 3.75" line has hit Taiwan. Special thanks to JTA Facebook follower MFCT Marvel for the news!

Review: Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base) - TBS [P3] - Kmart Exclusive

Posted by Paul | November 04, 2015 at 12:10 AM ET |

Check out the Kmart exclusive Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base) The Black Series [Phase III] 6" 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.

Kylo Ren (Starkiller Base)

Walmart Exclusive TBS 3.75" Line Just Shy Of $15 Each At Some Locations

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2015 at 10:56 PM ET |

Goodnes gracious. The Black Series 3.75" Walmart exclusive line is doomed. (This is totally my opinion and I have nothing to back it up but I will try.) Yes, it had a very rough and dry start on Force Friday. But wave 1 started making heavy appearances throughout the weeks after FF. Then stores starting getting too much of wave 1. Now this particular store (with special thanks to JTA reader John L. for the images) has RAISED the price to $14.92 each. This is obscene. Hasbro told me at the NYCC Preview Party that Walmart knows how important this line is and how "lucky" they are to have exclusive rights to it at the moment, but this is the biggest problem with having a monopoly on the collectors' line. And we thought $12.83 was bad. Let us know if your local prices are getting jacked up too. It will be a miracle is wave 2 makes it to brick and mortar at this rate.

   

Battle Action Millennium Falcon Making Frequent Landings At Retail!

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2015 at 10:13 PM ET |

JTA reader Chezwa writes in to let us know that the Battle Action Millennium Falcon has hit his local TARGET in Boston. Remember that you can check out our full 100+ image PHOTO GALLERY and REVIEW on this controversial toy in our RDRs RIGHT HERE!

Two-Packs Assortment On Sale At Kmart!

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2015 at 10:09 PM ET |

JTA reader Chris W. sends us proof of a Kmart sale where he Two-Packs assortment is on sale for $12.99 per set through November 21st. Click the image for a larger view!

Exclusive First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper Pop! Found At Walgreens

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2015 at 10:06 PM ET |

JTA reader Gavin B. sends in a picture of a First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper at his local Walgreen in Tucson AZ. Click the image for a larger view!

UK Report: Escape Destiny Argos Set Update

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2015 at 10:01 PM ET |

JTA UK reader Stewart G. sends us an update on the Escape Destiny TARGET/Argos set. Click through for more!

Poe Dameron's Blue X-wing Fighter Found At Walmart!

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2015 at 09:51 PM ET |

JTA reader Handsome C. is part of a collecting group on Reddit and a group member has found the blue X-wing Fighter at his local Walmart. Let us know of your store find too!

Visual Guide Update - Darth Vader - The Force Awakens - Build A Weapon

Posted by Chuck | November 03, 2015 at 06:56 PM ET |

Tonight's Visual Guide update features the repacked Darth Vader from the Build A Weapon line. Click below to check out our guide, and read our full review to find out just how different this figure is from its previous release.

Darth Vader - The Force Awakens - Build A Weapon

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Figure Pack (2 of 2)

  • Collectible: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Figure Pack (2 of 2)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Toys R Us Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #347
  • Original Publication Date: May 5, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 145th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Review: Anakin Skywalker/Yoda - TFA - Two-Packs (Forest)

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2015 at 08:37 AM ET |

We thought we'd get through Episode VII without seeing an Anakin Skywalker figure. We were wrong. Check out the Anakin Skywalker/Yoda Two-Pack 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.

Anakin Skywalker/Yoda

Hasbro Toy Shop Restocks With Latest Figures - New Build A Weapon

Posted by Paul | November 03, 2015 at 08:37 AM ET |

HasbroToyShop.com has stocked the latest Build A Weapon figures and other items. Check them out! Use discount code 10HTSDISC for 10% off.

Hot Toys Teases 1/6 Scale Captain Phasma

Posted by Chuck | November 03, 2015 at 07:25 AM ET |

Hot Toys teases their upcoming release of the sixth scale Captain Phasma! If their previous troop announcements are any indication then this should be amazing...

No More Slave Leia Merchandise?

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2015 at 08:22 PM ET |

Thank God in heaven I grew up in the 80s where special interest, political correctness and hypersensitivity didn't rule the world. And with all of the hypocrisy by current female role models/stars, it only puts salt in the wound. Women today dress a whole lot worse in music videos and on the beach than how a toned Carried Fisher looked in Return Of The Jedi who was being subjugated by a gangster who paid the ultimately price for his wrongdoings. Maybe the focus should be placed there first. You'd think positive physical fitness would be a tremendous role model for young girls. Sorry for the opinions, but MakingStarWars.net has pretty compelling dialogue from Star Wars artist J. Scott Campbell suggesting that licensing for all "Slave Leia" merchandise will eventually cease. It has our blood boiling a bit. I suppose that she will be digitally edited out or covered up in future versions of the film too. Hey, let's just pretend she didn't exist. That would solve all the issues! Anyway, click through and be sure to leave your opinion on our comments. Warning: comments will be heavily moderated. This is a hot topic. Present your point and don't attack others.

Visual Guide Update - First Order Snowtrooper - TFA - Build A Weapon

Posted by Chuck | November 02, 2015 at 05:44 PM ET |

The First Order Snowtrooper is a nice addition to wave 2 from The Force Awakens Build A Weapon line and is today's Visual Guide update. Click below for a full look at the guide, and check out our full review of this figure right here!

First Order Snowtrooper - The Force Awakens - Build A Weapon

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Figure Pack (1 of 2)

  • Collectible: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Figure Pack (1 of 2)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Toys R Us Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #346
  • Original Publication Date: May 4, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 64th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Kroger Running 25% Off Star Wars Toys Through November 3rd

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2015 at 09:36 AM ET |

Kroger stores are running a 25% off special on their Star Wars toys through November 3rd. Special thanks to JTA reader Josh P. for the news.

TARGET.com Lists Third Wave Of The Black Series [P3] 6" Line

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2015 at 07:41 AM ET |

TARGET.com has listed placeholders for the third wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" line on their website last night. It's logical to believe that these might be starting to show up in stores as well as other online sources in the very near future.... maybe for "soft Force Friday #3"?) Special thanks to JTA reader Cody V. for the news.

Review: The Inquisitor - TFA - Build A Weapon (Space)

Posted by Paul | November 02, 2015 at 01:15 AM ET |

It's another repack from the Rebels toy line! See the slightly revised version of The Inquisitor 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.

The Inquisitor

TRU.com Puts All The Force Awakens Line Look Vehicles On Sale

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2015 at 09:00 PM ET |

ToysRUs.com has put every single The Force Awakens vehicle on sale including their own exclusive First Order Special Force TIE Fighter. Remember, all orders $19 and over ship for free. Check it all out! These are also on sale at the store level through November 21st. Special thanks to JTA reader Craig G. for the alert!

PZ-4CO/General Hux Build A Weapon Wave Back In Stock On Amazon!

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2015 at 07:19 PM ET |

Hurry! The latest Build A Weapon figures are back in stock on Amazon!

The Inquisitor can be found HERE and the Kylo Ren with a new Build A Weapon part can be found HERE.

Next up for Wave 2 Build A Weapon is the interesting character Goss Toowers. Click below to have a look at our Visual Guide, and then come back and read our full review from earlier today!

Goss Toowers - The Force Awakens - Build A Weapon

FlashBack Review: Ulic Qel-Droma/Exar Kun (11) - LC - Comic Packs

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2015 at 04:52 PM ET |

Ulic Qel-Droma/Exar Kun

  • Collectible: Ulic Qel-Droma/Exar Kun (11)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Comic Packs
  • Review Sequence: #303
  • Original Publication Date: March 22, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 225th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

More Price Increases And Continued Spotty Distribution

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2015 at 04:47 PM ET |

There are more price increases happening. JTA reader Chris sends us a quick note on what he is seeing in various PA Walmart stores, and most notably the price of Armor Up figures. Click through for more!

The Force Awakens 12-Inch Figure 6-Packs Making Frequent Appearances

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2015 at 04:38 PM ET |

JTA reader Bryan L. sends us a store report of the 6-Pack Shampoo Bottle set making its way at TARGET. We found it in our areas about 2 weeks ago too. If you see this item on the shelf, check out how thick Poe's banana visor is. He ain't ever gonna be able to see through that thing!

Some Areas Are Indeed Getting New Figures - Is Yours?

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2015 at 04:35 PM ET |

JTA reader Tony has found The Black Series 6" wave 2 at his local Toys R Us. While we haven't seen a blessed thing in our areas, it's nice to know that at least some locations are getting new stuff!

Build A Weapon Captain Phasma Super Cheap At Walmart.com!

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2015 at 04:30 PM ET |

Walmart.com is charging a mere $22.99 for the Build A Weapon Captain Phasma action figure. Perhaps they caught on to how popular she is. Or could this be a mislabeled TBS6 figure? Or has the whole world just gone mad because The Force Awakens line is currently one scattered mess at the moment?

Amazon Exclusive TBS6 4-Pack Not Available To Pre-order Currently

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2015 at 04:24 PM ET |

Ever-changing Amazon is, but Amazon.com has taken The Black Series [Phase III] 6" 4-Pack off of pre-order. (i.e. you can't order it at the moment). After the delay and now this we wonder what is going on with this awesome multipack. We hope nothing and this is no alarm of any kidn at all. Special thanks to JTA reader Eric C. for bringing this latest development to our attention.

New Build A Weapon Figures Arrive At Kohls!

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2015 at 04:19 PM ET |

JTA reader Jeff May sends us evidence that Kohl's stores are getting the latest Build A Weapons figures that make up wave 2 Forest/Space assortments. Click the image bellow for more!

JTA reader countdooku77 alerts us to the in stock status of the Poe Dameron/First Order Riot Control Stormtrooper set at TARGET.com. If you need some prompting on this awesome set, see our review of it RIGHT HERE.

UPDATE: Click through to find out how to get this set for $29.99 with FREE shipping!

Review: Goss Toowers - TFA - Build A Weapon (Forest)

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2015 at 05:06 AM ET |

We wonder if Goss Toowers species' name will begin with the letter "U" because it would be fitting. See 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.

Goss Toowers

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