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January 2017

Review: Jango Fett - SW [Y/AOTC] - Movie Heroes (MH06)

Posted by Paul | February 01, 2017 at 12:15 AM ET |

The Movie Heroes Jango Fett is one of the most articulated figures in the entire Movie Heroes line. It's almost a misfit. 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.

Jango Fett

Our next Visual Guide update features Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1 Starfighter from the Legacy Collection. Click below for a full look at this guide. Make sure to also check this vehicle out in our Research Droids Reviews.

Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced x1 Starfighter - Legacy Collection - Vehicles

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys - CHEAP TBS6 Rogue One Figures!!!

Posted by Paul | January 31, 2017 at 04:41 PM ET |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys is offering The Black Series [Phase III] Rogue One wave 1 wave for a mere $60. That's only $10 a figure. Also, you may want to check their site around 6 PM CT tonight if you're looking for that special figure.

Review: Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced x1 Starfighter - LC - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | January 31, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

The Legacy Collection Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced x1 Starfighter was just another repack. Hasbro released it too many times throughout the years. Discover more in our  Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced x1 Starfighter

We're adding another Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] Movie Heroes Visual Guide to our database. This time we take a look at Jar Jar Binks (MH13). Click below for the full look! You can also look back at our review for this figure right here.

Jar Jar Binks (MH13) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Review: Anakin Skywalker/Assassin Droid - TLC - Comic Packs (3)

Posted by Paul | January 30, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

The Legacy Collection Anakin Skywalker/Assassin Droid Comic Packs set was great. See why it was a smart repack in 2008 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/Assassin Droid

But wait, there's more! With the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars here, JTA couldn't just stop at 12 exclusive cards. Introducing our Series 2 Chase Set, featuring 4 alternate card backs of characters first introduced on the iconic 12-backs. We'll give away 1 chase card per day at Celebration Orlando. Details on how to get each card will be revealed as we get closer to Celebration! Now you have 4 more reasons to come see us this April! In case you missed our first announcement, details on Series 2 can be found here.

Our next Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] Clone Wars Visual Guide features the Aqua Droid (CW10). Click below to have a look at our guide of this figure, and make sure to stop by and read our review from earlier today.

Aqua Droid (CW10) - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars

Now that we know that both Chirru Imwe and Baze Malbus are being made in solid case packs for The Black Series 6" line, it probably makes sense for Hasbro to do the same for Darth Revan, no?

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Review - Bombad Jedi (S01E08)

Posted by Mike_Taber | January 29, 2017 at 01:55 PM ET |

It’s the Jar Jar Binks and C-3PO team up you always wanted! Click through for the full review!

Let's See More Environmental Pieces With The TBS6 Line Stat!

Posted by Paul | January 29, 2017 at 12:41 PM ET |

With all of the Episode VIII rumors ruining the internet out there, it's possible to believe that Snoke could have a larger role in the film. (Please don't comment about that here – it's actually irrelevant as Episode VII is . I mean, it's irrelevant.) Anyway, wouldn't it be cool, if you like this character of course, to see Hasbro give us a pretty neat 6" version of Snoke on his throne? Kmart has done some pretty cool The Black Series [Phase III] 6" exclusives where an environmental piece is included. And with JTA's Q&A with Hasbro at the 2016 NYCC Preview Party they confirmed that they are excited to do more of these things in the future. So Snoke on his throne sounds like a no-brainer choice to me!

Review: Aqua Droid - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars (CW10)

Posted by Paul | January 29, 2017 at 12:40 AM ET |

We have one more The Clone Wars figure to look at from the Star Wars [TPM 3D] lineup: The Aqua Droid. See how Hasbroimproved the figure with this re-release 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.

Aqua Droid

UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS! The Black Series [Phase III] Wave 11 Revealed!

Posted by Paul | January 28, 2017 at 09:49 PM ET |

We've come across new information that there could be an important change made to the next case of TBS6 wave 11 figures we recently revealed. Director Krennic may get the ax after all. Click through to see what figure might take his place in the latest rumored change to the case assortment.

We're adding another Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] Clone Wars Visual Guide tonight, this time Mace Windu (CW8). Click below for full details. We also have a full review of this figure right here.

Mace Windu (CW8) - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars

The final wave of Rogue One 3.75" figures has been cancelled.... from a certain point of view. The assortment isn't coming and retail will not be able to order the figures in this wave. However, three (3) figures will still be released (there might be another but we don't have confirmation on that now) and what we're hearing is that they'll arrive in solid case packs for online retailers and should have significant availability. The three figures include Raddus, Galen Erso and Lt. Sefla. Fenn Rau, the highly sought-after Mandalorian from Star Wars: Rebels is still in limbo. Hopefully that figure will join the same fate as these three.

    

JTA is proud to announce our second series of large format trading cards! This super-sized 40th Anniversary set will be handed out each day at Celebration Orlando this April. Details on when and where you can pick up Series 2 will be announced as we get closer to the event. This set follows our hugely popular Series 1 that we handed out last year at Celebration Europe. As always, attendees of the event can stop by and pick these up for free! Stay tuned for more details!

Star Wars Rebels Review - Trials of the Darksaber (S03E15)

Posted by Mike_Taber | January 28, 2017 at 01:02 PM ET |

Star Wars Rebels just had the best episode of the season and it was entirely focused on Sabine. I’m as confused as you are. Click through for the full review!

A TBS6 Running Change Princess Leia Organa Still Imminent?

Posted by Paul | January 28, 2017 at 11:03 AM ET |

Remember when we posted THIS RUMOR REPORT (about The Black Series [Phase III] Princess Leia Organa getting pulled from wave 9 so that Hasbro would be able to tweak it further)? Obviously that didn't come to pass as she was shipped "as is" in that case assortment. Honestly, we were perplexed and slightly disappointed that this rumor didn't pan out exactly as we had hoped. We wanted to not only be "right" with the rumor, but we wanted a revised figure more importantly. Well, something further has developed. So stop the press once again! We have learned that this original JTA rumor report still holds water. We've learned that a running change is still in the works and we should expect a new head sculpt with slimmer features and a beautiful likeness while looking a whole lot less cherubic. Will THIS come to pass? Or is it more hearsay? We will just have to wait and see....

Amortize That New 6" Emperor's Royal Guard Tooling!

Posted by Paul | January 28, 2017 at 07:38 AM ET |

Royal guards are red, Senate Guards are blue, Shadow Guards are black, "want them all" will you. It will be great to see what Hasbro will do with that smokin' hot 6" Emperor's Royal Guard sculpt, won't it?

      

Review: Mace Windu - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars (CW8)

Posted by Paul | January 28, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

Here is a smart repack! Hasbro added the popular Mace Windu figure into the Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] lineup. Chck him out once again 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 - Plo Koon (CW6) - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | January 27, 2017 at 07:08 PM ET |

Plo Koon (CW6) from the Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] lineup is our latest addition to the Visual Guides. Click below for a closer look. You can also check this figure out in our Research Droids Review.

Plo Koon (CW6) - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | January 27, 2017 at 06:23 PM ET |

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Brian's Toys

Hot Off The Truck! TBS6 Wave 10 Arrives At Entertainment Earth!

Posted by Paul | January 27, 2017 at 01:27 PM ET |

It's hot off of the truck! Wave 10 of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" line is IN STOCK at Entertainment Earth!

Review: Plo Koon - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars (CW6)

Posted by Paul | January 27, 2017 at 07:57 AM ET |

It may be the worst carry-forward of 2012. Why did Hasbro repack the cold-weather verison of Plo Koon for the Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] lineup? We're not sure. 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.

Plo Koon

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles

Posted by Paul | January 27, 2017 at 07:56 AM ET |

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles.

Visual Guide Update - Yoda (CW5) - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | January 26, 2017 at 05:52 PM ET |

Here's a look at our Visual Guide for Yoda (CW5) from the SW [TPM 3D] line. Click below for the full guide, and stop by our review page for our thoughts on this repacked figure.

Yoda (CW5) - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars

New Hasbro Toy Shop Promo Code: $10 Off $50

Posted by Paul | January 26, 2017 at 08:12 AM ET |

Of course a new promotion comes out a day after new figures sell out at Hasbro Toy Shop, but if you still need stuff use promo code SAVE2017 to get $10 off when you spend $50 of more.

Rapid Fire AT-ACT Hits $23.96 At TARGET (Over 92% Off!)

Posted by Paul | January 26, 2017 at 06:17 AM ET |

JTA Instagram user Cameron (what's Instagram?) tagged us to let us know that he found the Rapid Fire Imperial AT-ACT vehicle for a mere $23.96 at his local TARGET. We'd encourage Hasbro to dust of the 2010 SW [SOTDS] BAT-AT for if and when they attempt another vehicle like this. Kids aren't buying vehicles, collectors are. And we don't want smart phone apps because so many (not me) only have basic flip phones. But hopefully you catch the point. Hope that helps. Then again, I am sure we will be told this was a success at retail too.

    

Review: Yoda - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars (CW5)

Posted by Paul | January 26, 2017 at 12:55 AM ET |

Even The Clone Wars figures were bad choices in the Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] line. Repacks. Repacks. Repacks. Now let's check out Yoda 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.

Yoda

Our SW [TPM 3D] Visual Guide updates continue... now with a look at The Clone Wars figures, starting with the repacked Savage Opress (CW3). Click below for a detailed look at this figure, and read our review for full stats and aditional gallery images.

Savage Opress (CW3) - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | January 25, 2017 at 06:26 PM ET |

Big Bad Toy Store has their latest new arrivals and new pre-orders with this week's newsletter. Click through for details.

Big Bad Toy Store

2017 Is All About The Big 4-0: New Line Look Revealed!

Posted by Paul | January 25, 2017 at 05:45 PM ET |

UK Toy Fair is in full swing and our friends at Jedi News are on site for the latest news. (See you guys at NY Toy Fair!) The big news so far is the official reveal of the 40 line look which will been seen across multiple licenses. And you can expect the same to come from Hasbro as well.... at least up until Episode VIII. But if they're smart, they'll continue it as a sub-line for longer that that. Anyway, check out the latest from Jedi News.

40% Off At DisneyStore.com With Promo Code!

Posted by Paul | January 25, 2017 at 07:51 AM ET |

Wow! Right now Disney Store is offering 40% off their online store. This discount is only available online. Use promo code BONUS40 and if your order is $75 or more, it ships for FREE.

They're IN STOCK now! Hasbro Toy Shop is now taking orders for The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe.

     

UPDATE: Bam! All sold out!

Review: Savage Opress - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars (CW3)

Posted by Paul | January 25, 2017 at 06:38 AM ET |

Even The Clone Wars figures were bad choices in the Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] line. Repacks. Repacks. Repacks. Check out Savage Opress 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

JTA and sponsor Sideshow Collectibles are giving away one of their coolest troopers to-date: the Hot Toys Sixth Scale Spacetrooper. Click through to find out how you can easily submit your entry for this sixth scale figure!

This contest is now closed.

UPDATE: We have a winner! Congratulations to JTA reader MICHAEL CROLL! Please email me to find out how to verify your winning entry!

Visual Guide Update - Sith Speeder (With Darth Maul) - SW [TPM 3D]

Posted by Chuck | January 24, 2017 at 06:55 PM ET |

Up next for our Visual Guide updates is the SW [TPM 3D] Sith Speeder (with Darth Maul) Class I vehicle set. Click below for the full Visual Guide, and read up on this set in our Research Droids Review.

Sith Speeder (With Darth Maul) - SW [TPM 3D] - Class I Vehicle

1996 Micro Machines 24K Gold Millennium Falcon eBay Auction

Posted by Paul | January 24, 2017 at 02:58 PM ET |

JTA reader Louis O. is selling his gold Micro Machines Millennium Falcon on eBay. This ultra rare piece has been a longtime sought after collectible. Check out the auction.

Raiding An Old Sculpt, Or Generously Providing Us With A New One?

Posted by Paul | January 24, 2017 at 01:03 PM ET |

You probably saw a rumor at a terrible site that rhymes with ManthaSkull.com recently about four possible new (read that as 'repacked" for the moment) 3.75" The Black Series [Phase III] figures. One of the ones "rumored" was a Tusken Raider. Do you think that if this far-fetched rumor "is" true that Hasbro will go "cheap" and re-release the 2006 VTSC Sand People sculpt, or do you think that they'll actually scale down the beautiful 6" version coming to the line in the next wave which will be available later this year?

Win A Hot Toys 1:6 Scale Spacetrooper Figure!

Posted by Paul | January 24, 2017 at 12:48 PM ET |

Find out how you can win a Hot Toys Spacetrooper 1:6 scale figure from Jedi Temple Archives courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles! Details coming soon!

Let's check out the 2012 version of the Sith Speeder (With Darth Maul) Class I vehicle set. 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.

Sith Speeder (With Darth Maul)

Visual Guide Update - Darth Maul (MH05) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Posted by Chuck | January 23, 2017 at 09:52 PM ET |

Darth Maul (MH05) is our latest Visual Guide update. Click below for the full guide page. You can also find full stats on this figure in our Research Droids Review.

Darth Maul (MH05) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | January 23, 2017 at 08:33 PM ET |

Shop new Pre-Orders. Kylo Ren Helmets now in-stock. Visit Brian's Toys newsletter to see recently listed AFA graded Star Wars figures.

Check out the best selection of Star Wars collectibles at brianstoys.com now!

Brian's Toys

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale R2-D2 Pre-Order

Posted by Chuck | January 23, 2017 at 05:28 PM ET |

The latest Hot Toys sixth scale figure is now available for pre-order through Sideshow collectibles. Click here for the pre-order page for the Hot Toys R2-D2 figure.

Official Site Reveals Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Posted by Paul | January 23, 2017 at 11:19 AM ET |

It's official. Star Wars Episode VIII has an official title. StarWars.com has all the news you need on this!

Review: Darth Maul - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH05)

Posted by Paul | January 23, 2017 at 01:10 AM ET |

We're finishing up the Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] Movie Heroes line. Here's the last one. It's time for Darth Maul figure. 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.

Darth Maul

Check out the next addition to the Movie Heroes Visual Guide: Destroyer Droid (MH12). Click below for the full guide, and also make a stop by our full review for an additional look at this release.

Destroyer Droid (MH12) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Review - Duel of the Droids (S01E07)

Posted by Mike_Taber | January 22, 2017 at 07:00 PM ET |

The next episode in JTA’s look back at Star Wars: The Clone Wars wraps up the “R2-D2 is missing” storyline. Click through for the full review!

Review: Destroyer Droid - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH12)

Posted by Paul | January 22, 2017 at 12:15 AM ET |

We're finishing up the Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] Movie Heroes line. It's time for the Destroyer Droid figure. See why we hope to never see this figure again 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.

Destroyer Droid

Jedha Revolt Listed On Walmart.com

Posted by Paul | January 21, 2017 at 08:54 PM ET |

Walmart.com has put up a product page for the upcoming Jedha Revolt multipack.

The next Movie Heroes featured Visual Guide update is Qui-Gon Jinn (MH10). Click below and have a full look at our Visual Guide. You can also read all about this repacked figure in our 2800th review.

Qui-Gon Jinn (MH10) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Star Wars Rebels Review - Warhead (S03E14)

Posted by Mike_Taber | January 21, 2017 at 03:26 PM ET |

After a supersized return to Geonosis that shined the light on Saw Gerrera, Star Wars Rebels shifted the focus to Zeb and the droids. Click through for the full review!

Review: Qui-Gon Jinn - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH10)

Posted by Paul | January 21, 2017 at 12:40 AM ET |

We're finishing up the Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] Movie Heroes line. It's time for the too-many-times-repacked Qui-Gon Jinn figure. See why we hope to never see this figure again 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.

Qui-Gon Jinn

Will The Weight Be Lifted For The 40th Anniversary Of Star Wars?

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 09:23 PM ET |

I believe collectors have been really weighed down with the last couple of years of Hasbro offerings. There wasn't a significant focus on the Original Trilogy (but instead on The Force Awakens) and 3.75" action figures (collector-focused) were last on Hasbro's agenda. It's like being forced to like heavy metal when you're into pop music. They always seem to be looking for other formats, don't they? Could this year be a turnaround of sorts? They've definitely been making some collector-friendly items, like the Titanium Series helmets. Who knows how far they'll take that in the future. Let's just hope that it somehow is a respectful nod to Star Wars' incredible landmark.

    
    
    

12 Backs Are Cool In Any Size

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 09:05 PM ET |

Isn't it interesting that after 22 years running the modern line that Hasbro has never produced a Death Squad Commander update? No matter how many times we have explained the differences to Hasbro about the gray outfit and the helmet with the phone cord hanging from it, they still make the generic all-black outfitted Star Destroyer Commanders again and again. Will the 40th anniversary celebration of Star Wars make them pay attention a little bit more closely? We need that figure in BOTH scales. Also, remember when The Black Series [Phase II] Jawas were announced? So many people thought they were too big to be 3.75". Then once people realized they were 3.75" they immediately began asking where the 6" version was. Yeah, well....

    

Visual Guide Update - Yoda (MH09) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Posted by Chuck | January 20, 2017 at 05:48 PM ET |

Continuing our look at the Movie Heroes line, next up is Yoda (MH09). Click below for a full look at our latest Visual Guide addition, and make sure to also read our full review.

Yoda (MH09) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Sideshow Collectibles is now distributing for Iron Studios. Check out their Hoth-themed 1/4 scale Darth Vader Legacy Replica statue.

TBS6 Baze Malbus And Chirrut Imwe Product Pages Set Up On HTS

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 04:44 PM ET |

They're not in stock at the moment, but Hasbro Toy Shop is gearing up to start taking orders for The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe.

     

Entertainment Earth has ALSO put up singles of TBS6 Baze Malbus and TBS6 Chirrut Imwe. Your options to get these two awesome figures are seemingly endless!

NJ Toys And Collectibles - TBS6 Baze Malbus And Chirrut Imwe Singles!

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 12:45 PM ET |

Hurry before they're gone! JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles also has Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe TBS6 singles available!

REPOST: 2017 Must Look And Feel Like The Vintage Kenner Era

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 11:32 AM ET |

It goes without saying that if The Vintage Collection doesn’t make its deserved return by May 2017 that Hasbro has totally lost touch with the adult and longtime collecting community. This is the ONLY time to bring it back. The Force Awakens isn't the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. The new Expanded Universe is not the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. It's all about the Original Trilogy (the point from which anything starts is what defines an anniversary) and this is our only moment in time to embrace and celebrate it! Newbie collectors won’t care so much as they can’t see too much beyond the 6” line (which is fine). So, we decided to join their company in order to make some suggestions for Hasbro's The Black Series 6” line. This hopefully will placate everyone. Granted, if this isn’t your scale, you’re not going to care too much about this post (probably). But we think some suggestions from longtime collectors might help Hasbro to engage a fledgling community of collectors that they're losing exponentially. Here is what we want to see from The Black Series 6" line for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. Click through for more!

REPOST: Yes, we have received your many emails with links to news that we're forbidden to post. We apparently live in a "mind your manners" hobby at the moment and freedom of the press doesn't apply to all media outlets, especially with Star Wars collecting sites. Despite this, we'd rather direct your attention to this very popular article we did back in November. It should remind you of some clues that were first presented here of what 2017 could be about very soon.

Hasbro Toy Shop Restocks TBS6 Darth Revan/Sabine Wren Wave

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 08:14 AM ET |

Most of the Darth Revan/Sabine Wren wave of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" line is IN STOCK at Hasbro Toy Shop. Revan of course is gone. Hopefully he will be packed in solid cases soon enough. By the way, there is FREE SHIPPING for all orders over $29.

Review: Yoda - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH09)

Posted by Paul | January 20, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

Remember the great Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] debacle? Well, we're continuing to check out some of the figures that helped create the worst bottle-necking of Star Wars figures of all time. Many feel it literally was the death knell for the 3.75" line. And to think it was all because of Episode I! Discover Yoda, one of the worst choices for the Movie Heroes line, in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Yoda

Imperial AT-ST Walker And Driver Was Just IN STOCK At Walmart.com

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2017 at 09:35 PM ET |

Ugh! We all just missed the Walmart exclusive Imperial AT-ST Walker And Imperial AT-ST Driver on Walmart.com. It might be wise to keep an eye on it in case it returns.

            

Check out the latest 6 Inch The Black Series release: Chirrut Îmwe. Click below for our full Visual Guide, and read our review for our full analysis.

Chirrut Îmwe (36) - The Black Series - 6 Inch Figures

Baze Malbus And Chirrut Imwe Pre-order AT JTA Sponsor Dorkside Toys!

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2017 at 06:07 PM ET |

Hurry! Pre-order Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe at JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys! Hasbro got smart with this one! FULL CASE PACKS AVAILABLE! They brought them back!

The Star Wars Classic coin collection from New Zealand Mint now features six classic characters (with more to follow) but, due to high demand for some of the most beloved character coins, there is now very little stock and no more available.

Each coin has a restriction in the number that can be produced worldwide, called ‘Mintage’. These coins are therefore all limited editions, as legally no more of the same coin can be produced once the mintage number has been met. Click through for more details!

Brian's Toys

Review: Chirrut Imwe - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figure (36)

Posted by Paul | January 19, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

It's time to check out the 6" Chirrut Ímwe 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.

Chirrut Ímwe

How About An Ultimate Boxed Set Of The Finest 6" Trooper Figures?

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2017 at 09:48 PM ET |

Wouldn't it be one of the most ultimate things if there was a multipack put together of some of Hasbro's best Star Wars troopers combined all in one set? It would be the perfect way to army build some of their finest 6" figures. They should consider bringing these characters together into one boxed set or something. We're sure there are plenty of online retailers that would jump on this.

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2017 at 09:31 PM ET |

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles!

Corrected Version Of Grand Admiral Thrawn Shipping From Amazon

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2017 at 09:27 PM ET |

Amazon has started shipping out the "correct" version of the Rogue One Grand Admiral Thrawn figure. It seems as if the error version might actually be fairly rare this time. Special thanks to JTA reader Andrew W. for the news.

Up next for our Movie Heroes Visual Guide updates is Obi-Wan Kenobi (MH08). Click below for the full Visual Guide page, and click here to also check out our extended photo gallery and review.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (MH08) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

A Team Any Star Wars Fan Can Get Behind!

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2017 at 11:44 AM ET |

3. 7. 5. Hike! I am trying to put together a fantasy footsketball team for a theoretical World Series. (See Bantha Skull – even I know how to talk sports!) Besides, that's all you do since you stopped reporting on Star Wars collecting. I digress.) Would a team made up of a female X-wing Pilot from Rogue One, Snoke, Luke Skywalker from The Force Awakens and a Red Guard be a good combination or a winning team? This exclusive lineup seems to be a win for me so I guess the answer is yes.

      

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH08)

Posted by Paul | January 18, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

Remember the great Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] debacle? Well, we're continuing to check out some of the figures that helped create the worst bottle-necking of Star Wars figures of all time. Many feel it literally was the death knell for the 3.75" line. And to think it was all because of Episode I! Discover Obi-Wan Kenobi, one of the worst and most repacked figures in 2012, 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

General Grievous (MH07) is our next Visual Guide update to the SW [TPM 3D] Movie Heroes line. Click below to have a look at another repacked figure from this collection, and check out our full review for complete analysis of this figure.

General Grievous (MH07) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Some Cold Weather Advice For Obi-Wan Kenobi

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2017 at 08:21 PM ET |

If Obi-Wan Kenobi stays out too long on Hoth's icy tundra directing Luke Skywalker's path, he might put himself at risk of catching a cold. Force spirits/apparitions are at risk for illness too, right? You may have to go to your local pharmacy to get him an elixir or Star Wars The Black Series 6" figure to make him feel better! But don't take our advice for it.

Sneak Peek! The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Chirrut Imwe (36)

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2017 at 07:46 PM ET |

Check out our sneak peek of The Black Series [Phase III] Chirrut Imwe 6" figure. It's another beauty!

BREAKING NEWS! The Black Series [Phase III] Wave 11 Revealed!

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2017 at 06:20 PM ET |

So, a little birdie flew into my window today and tweeted a lovely song of what will comprise wave 11 of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" lineup. Are you curious? Of course you are. Those great 6" figures revealed at SDCC last July are finally on tap for release (as well as one unnecessary carry-forward figure). Click through for more. Oh, and comment, comment, comment. I sometimes get motivated to post more cool news depending on how much interaction we get....

Review: General Grievous - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH07)

Posted by Paul | January 17, 2017 at 12:55 AM ET |

Remember the great Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] debacle? Well, we're going to be checking out some of the figures that helped create the worst bottle-necking of Star Wars figures of all time. Many feel it literally was the death knell for the 3.75" line. And to think it was all because of Episode I! Discover General Grievous, a figure whose sculpt was a very old at the time of its re-release in 2012, 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.

General Grievous

Hoth Smuggler's Bounty Box Arriving!

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2017 at 09:25 PM ET |

The January 2017 Smuggler's Bounty Box is arriving and you can now check out its contents. Be sure to pre-order the new March Rebels box coming soon which includes cool Darth Maul Pop!

   
   

Visual Guide Update - Baze Malbus - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figures (37)

Posted by Chuck | January 16, 2017 at 06:19 PM ET |

We have a first look Visual Guide for you today, featuring The Black Series 6 Inch Baze Malbus (37). Click below for the full Visual Guide, and also read our first look Research Droids Review right here!

Baze Malbus (37) - The Black Series - 6 Inch Figures

Gentle Giant has up for pre-order their Jango Fett Classic Mini Bust, Shoretrooper Classic Mini Bust, and Imperial/Rebel Emblem Bookends. Click below for the pre-order pages.

    

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Review - Downfall of a Droid (S01E06)

Posted by Mike_Taber | January 16, 2017 at 04:34 PM ET |

It’s time to take a look at “Downfall of a Droid.” Click through for the full review!

Grand Admiral Thrawn Is Really The Best Thing About Rebels

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2017 at 10:42 AM ET |

And even I seem to know that. I was also wondering if there is going to be a Rebels panel this year at San Diego Comic Con. I think the guy that plays Grand Admiral Thrawn is a fantastic voice actor. Maybe he could subtly reveal future rumors about the show to me.

Such A Great Combination And A Perfect Tribute For 40 Years

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2017 at 10:02 AM ET |

I have never been to San Diego Comic Con to date, but I was wondering if Mark Hamill might attend this year so I can get this photo of Luke Skywalker and Landspeeder signed. Does anyone have some inside scoop on this? Please email me if so.

Review: Baze Malbus - TBS [P3] - Six Inch Figures (37)

Posted by Paul | January 16, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

It's time to check out the pretty awesome Baze Malbus figure from 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.

Baze Malbus

Next up for the Movie Heroes Visual Guide updates is the Super Battle Droid (MH02). Click below for a look at this repacked figure, and read our full review for the full report.

Super Battle Droid - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH02)

New The Force Awakens Based Two-Packs Set Found At Walmart

Posted by Paul | January 15, 2017 at 06:44 PM ET |

A new Two-Packs set has been found at Walmart. But why does it include Captain Phasma and Finn? Hasbro, we have some great Two-Pack ideas for you if you're scraping the bottom of the barrel already. Special thanks to JTA reader Paul V. for store report!

Every Item From TBS [P1] And TBS [P2] Archived In RDRs/VGs

Posted by Paul | January 15, 2017 at 09:07 AM ET |

It took some time to reach the end, but we have officially completed archiving every last product from the The Black Series [Phase I] and The Black Series [Phase II] in our RDRs, VGs, and/or both. And to "celebrate" we've updated the archival pages and many of the reviews. The Black Series [Phase I] released a total of 44 individually released items (45 if that AT-RT Driver (#30) figure ever gets released) and The Black Series [Phase II] released a total of 46 packaged items. Both phases were released from 2013 through 2015 (save for that 2016 release of the Republic Trooper) and featured the last few 3.75" basic figures that weren't retailer exclusives. Visual Guides can be found at these links: TBS [P1] and TBS [P2]. Banners below will take you to the Research Droids Reviews.

Review: Super Battle Droid - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH02)

Posted by Paul | January 15, 2017 at 02:40 AM ET |

Remember the great Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] debacle? It's been blamed as the reason for The Vintage Collection's demise and some conspiracy theorists believe it's why the 6" line is the main line right now. Well, we're going to be checking out some of the figures that helped create the worst bottle-necking of all time. Many feel it literally was the death knell for the 3.75" line. And to think it was all because of Episode I (AGAIN)! Discover the Super Battle Droid, a figure whose sculpt was a DECADE old at the time of its re-release, 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.

Super Battle Droid

Sneak Peek! The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Baze Malbus (37)

Posted by Paul | January 14, 2017 at 06:21 PM ET |

We have an awesome sneak peek for you of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" Baze Malbus (37) figure. This may be one of Hasbro's finest human likenesses and efforts to date in this scale. Needless to say, we're impressed. We have a fully completed review and photo gallery for you to check out right now in our Research Droids Reviews.

TBS Imperial AT-ST Walker And Imperial AT-ST Driver Found All Over

Posted by Paul | January 14, 2017 at 06:15 PM ET |

We are getting a ton of reports that the Walmart exclusive Imperial AT-ST Walker And Imperial AT-ST Driver is being found all over the place. From Kansas City MO to Pittsburgh PA. From Orlando FL to North Dakota. Store are doing resets and putting this baby out. If you need to know why you need this set, be sure to check out our RDR and VG right here. (Special thanks to JTA reader Craig F. for the image.)

Up To 70% Off At Disney Store With Special Promo Code

Posted by Paul | January 14, 2017 at 06:09 PM ET |

Now through Sunday, Disney Store is running a clearance event where you can get up to 70% off merchandise when you use promo code EXTRA25 for an extra 25% off sale merchandise!

New Galactic Heroes Found

Posted by Paul | January 14, 2017 at 06:04 PM ET |

JTA reader Derek has found new Galactic Heroes at his local TARGET. I can't believe they still make these things.

    

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles

Posted by Paul | January 14, 2017 at 05:59 PM ET |

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles.

We switch gears to the Movie Heroes line for our next Visual Guide update. Click below to check out Darth Vader (MS06). Stop by our full review to check out additional details on this figure right here.

Darth Vader (MH06) - Hasbro - Movie Heroes

Star Wars Rebels Review - Ghosts of Geonosis (S03E12-E13)

Posted by Mike_Taber | January 14, 2017 at 02:46 PM ET |

Rogue One’s Saw Gerrera returned to Star Wars animation in “Ghosts of Geonosis.”  Click through for the full review!

Rogue One 3.75" Wave 3 Amazon Listings

Posted by Chuck | January 14, 2017 at 02:23 PM ET |

Amazon has wave 3 from the Rogue One line look listed for as low as $11.99. These still have not hit their set retail price yet, but if you are still looking for these this is the lowest listed so far. Thanks to JTA reader Mark for the tip. You can find direct links on the images below.

    

  

Review: Darth Vader - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes (MH06)

Posted by Paul | January 14, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

Remember the great Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] debacle? It's been blamed as the reason for The Vintage Collection's demise and some conspiracy theorists believe it's why the 6" line is the main line right now. Well, we're going to be checking out some of the figures that helped create the worst bottle-necking of all time. Many feel it literally was the death knell for the 3.75" line. And to think it was all because of Episode I (AGAIN)! Discover Darth Vader, a figure whose sculpt was a DECADE old at the time of its re-release, 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

StarWars.com Responds To Latest Princess Leia Organa Rumors

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2017 at 07:52 PM ET |

Apparently the rumor mill has gotten out of control regarding what will happen with Princess Leia's character in the upcoming Star Wars films that StarWars.com officially responds to the speculation.

Visual Guide Update - Cantina Showdown - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | January 13, 2017 at 05:34 PM ET |

We're filling in another exclusive repack-laden set in our Visual Guides today, this time the Cantina Showdown Toys R Us exclusive from The Black Series [Phase II]. Click below for a complete look at this set, and make sure to check out additional details about this set in our full review.

Cantina Showdown - Hasbro - 6

EE Exclusive 3.75" Astromech Set Only $40 RIGHT NOW On Amazon

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2017 at 02:16 PM ET |

The Entertainment Earth Astromech set is only $40 with Prime shipping on Amazon right as of this post Thanks to Ray K. for the alert!.

Dr. Evil Auction On eBay - It's Almost 1 Billion Dollars!

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2017 at 09:48 AM ET |

An error card back for the 5POA Rogue One Cassian Andor (Eadu) figure will only run you $21M dollars. Click through for the hilarity. Thanks to JTA reader Shane G. for the alert.

Review: Cantina Showdown - TBS [P2] - Toys R Us Exclusive

Posted by Paul | January 13, 2017 at 12:25 AM ET |

Hasbro thought a great idea for an exclusive would be the Cantina Showdown when single-packed Han Solo and Greedo figures were swarming the shelves. Blown out for less than retail cost and now commanding double the MSRP on eBay, see why this was about the worst choice for a retailer exclusive we have ever seen 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.

Cantina Showdown

Visual Guide Update - Obi-Wan Kenobi (#08) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | January 12, 2017 at 06:38 PM ET |

Today's Visual Guide update focuses on the repacked Obi-Wan Kenobi (#08) from The Black Series [Phase II] six inch series. Click below to check out the full guide, and read our full review of this figure to see how much (or little) he differs from his TBS1 counterpart.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (#08) - Hasbro - 6" Figures

Rogue One 5POA Galen Erso Figure Officially Confirmed

Posted by Paul | January 12, 2017 at 12:49 PM ET |

Although revealed days ago on social media, Hasbro officially acknowledges their Galen Erso Rogue One figure coming soon to the 5POA basic figure line. Hasbro: "We’re excited to share that Mads Mikkelsen revealed the 3.75-inch Galen Erso figure on his social channels this morning! [We] appreciate you sharing with your readers."

The Black Series 6" Imperial Forces 4-Pack Cheap!

Posted by Paul | January 12, 2017 at 11:36 AM ET |

On Sale! Last year's Entertainment Earth exclusive Imperial Forces 4-Pack is on sale for $45.99 while supplies last!

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi [ROTS] - TBS [P2] - Six Inch Figure (#08)

Posted by Paul | January 12, 2017 at 12:50 AM ET |

Hasbro picked THE SINGLE WORST figure to carry-forward into The Black Series [Phase II] line look. (God forbid the Star Wars line goes without an Episode III Obi-Wan Kenobi for five seconds.) Both this figure and the original release even continue to clog some pegs today. 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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Check out the set that Hasbro snuck in under the radar as a Walmart exclusive in our next Visual Guide update: The Imperial AT-ST Walker and Imperial AT-ST Driver. Click below for a complete visual look at this set, and stop by our review page for a complete analysis of this set.

Imperial AT-ST Walker and Imperial AT-ST Driver - Hasbro - 3.75

Update: Woody Harrelson Officially Joins Young Han Solo Film

Posted by Mike_Taber | January 11, 2017 at 04:28 PM ET |

Confirming an earlier report from Variety, Lucasfilm officially announced that Woody Harrelson has joined the upcoming young Han Solo film. Head over to StarWars.com to read the full announcement.

Review: Imperial AT-ST Walker And Imperial AT-ST Driver - TBS [P3]

Posted by Paul | January 11, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

Out of the blue it arrived at retail. But now all of us can get the Imperial AT-ST Walker And Imperial AT-ST Driver in The Black Series [Phase III] line. This is the vehicle's fifth release, but learn why this one is probably the best. 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.

Imperial AT-ST Walker And Imperial AT-ST Driver

Our next Visual Guide update features R5-J2 (Imperial Astromech Droid) from the Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale collection. Click below for a full look at this droid. You can also read our full review to find out why this droid isn't entirely accurate.

R5-J2 (Imperial Astromech Droid) - Sideshow Collectibles - Sixth Scale Figures

Review: Yoda - TBS [P2] - #06

Posted by Paul | January 10, 2017 at 12:55 AM ET |

This Yoda figure was released twice: once in The Black Series [Phase I] lineup and then once again in The Black Series [Phase II] lineup. It disappointed both times sadly, but the second release has significantly better paint operations. See how this one is better 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.

Yoda

Sneak Peek! TBS [P3] Imperial AT-ST Walker And Imperial AT-ST Driver

Posted by Paul | January 09, 2017 at 09:54 PM ET |

The review is coming Wednesday, but you can check out the "Walmart exclusive" Imperial AT-ST Walker And Imperial AT-ST Driver Photo Gallery and Collector Notes right now in our Research Droids Reviews! It's not for sale online yet, but thanks to JTA reader Mark for locating the listing page on Walmart.com so you can keep an eye on it.

            

Remember these things? They were called Titanium Series Die Cast Metal figures and they were surprisingly popular during the 30 (77-07) era. Anyway, you might want to familiarize yourself with them again. They are easily found on the aftermarket, except for the super-rare Jango Fett (of which VERY FEW ever made it out). These figures make nice collectibles, no? There are so many characters Hasbro could do, like Han Solo and Obi-Wan Kenobi for example. I sure "hope" one day these might be a reality again.

Super Freaky TBS6 Variants Found At Local Walmart

Posted by Paul | January 09, 2017 at 09:42 PM ET |

Brand new variants of previously available The Black Series 6" figures are showing up on store shelves. Check out this latest sculpt. Special thanks to JTA reader Wayne D. for the store report. (If you don't have a sense of humor, this is a sarcastic post and this is just more store theft.)

Disney Parks Celebrates 30 Years Of STAR TOURS With Special T-Shirt

Posted by Paul | January 09, 2017 at 09:38 PM ET |

Would you believe that TODAY is the 30th anniversary of STAR TOURS? Where has the time gone? JTA friend Mario M. was at the park today when staff members were surprised with these special T-shirts at Disnye Parks. Cool.

Visual Guide Update - Darth Vader [Rogue One] - Hot Toys

Posted by Chuck | January 09, 2017 at 06:28 PM ET |

Our next addition to the Hot Toys Visual Guide features Rogue One's Darth Vader (MMS388). Click below for a detailed look at the latest sixth scale version of Darth Vader. One small assembly note... eagle-eyed collectors will notice that Hot Toys mistakenly packaged this version of Darth Vader with his tunic under his chest armor when it should be over the armor as it appears in both Rogue One and A New Hope. Luckily, this is fairly easy to correct.

Darth Vader [Rogue One] - Hot Toys - Sixth Scale Figures

New Walmart Exclusive Funko Pop! 3-Packs Due To Arrive This Month

Posted by Chuck | January 09, 2017 at 05:26 PM ET |

Check out the upcoming Walmart exclusive Funko 3-packs, due out by the end of January. The Vintage figure tribute Greedo, Hammerhead, and Walrus Man are particularly nice. Too bad they didn't come with Vintage-style packaging! The Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith 3-pack comes with Tarfful, The Emperor, and an Utapau Clone Trooper. The Star Wars: Cantina 3-pack comes with Greedo, Hammerhead, and Walrus Man and features original Kenner Toys colorways.

Review: Darth Vader - TBS [P2] - #03

Posted by Paul | January 09, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

The incredibly awesome Darth Vader figure from The Black Series [Phase I] line was repacked for The Black Series [Phase II] line (along with being given a new number). See this repacked 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

Check out our final Visual Guide update from Rogue One Wave 5, the Imperial Death Trooper. Click below for the complete Visual Guide, and check out our detailed review right here.

Imperial Death Trooper - Rogue One - Basic Figures

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Review - Rookies (S01E05)

Posted by Mike_Taber | January 08, 2017 at 04:40 PM ET |

Next up on our look back at Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the fan favorite episode “Rookies.” Click through to see why “Rookies” is one of most important episodes of the series! 

Review: Imperial Death Trooper - RO - Basic

Posted by Paul | January 08, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

The final figure from Rogue One wave 3 is the Imperial Death Trooper; an upgraded version of the figure we already received in the Two-Packs line. See what makes this one better 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 Death Trooper

Visual Guide Update - Shoretrooper - Rogue One (Basic Figures)

Posted by Chuck | January 07, 2017 at 06:12 PM ET |

We're following up our review from this morning with the Visual Guide for Rogue One's Shoretrooper. Click below for our full guide page!

Shoretrooper - Rogue One - Basic Figures

That "New" Princess Leia (Hoth Outfit) Is Back In Stock

Posted by Paul | January 07, 2017 at 02:02 PM ET |

That perplexing Leia (Hoth Outfit) is back in stock if you're interested.

Good News? New Imperial AT-ST Does Indeed Have Stronger Joints?

Posted by Paul | January 07, 2017 at 07:05 AM ET |

It's hard to know for sure unless it's in your own hands, but in my opinion the new "Walmart exclusive" Imperial AT-ST appears to come with stronger joints this time around based on this new development. Check out this video on YouTube which seems to prove its revised joint rigidity

Review: Shoretrooper - RO - Basic

Posted by Paul | January 07, 2017 at 12:15 AM ET |

Another figure from a very solid 5POA Rogue One wave, the Shoretrooper is up next. But what happened to "Scarif Stormtrooper"? 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.

Shoretrooper

Visual Guide Update - Sergeant Jyn Erso - Rogue One (Basic Figures)

Posted by Chuck | January 06, 2017 at 08:05 PM ET |

Check out the next figure in our Visual Guide updates from Rogue One Wave 3: Sergeant Jyn Erso [Imperial Ground Crew Disguise]. Click below for our full guide page, and don't forget to also check out our detailed review right here.

Sergeant Jyn Erso [Imperial Ground Crew Disguise] - Rogue One - Basic Figures

Spacewalls Custom Diorama Backdrops For 3.75" Figures

Posted by Chuck | January 06, 2017 at 08:20 PM ET |

If you haven't seen these yet, be sure to check out Galactic Trading Post's custom 3.75" Spacewalls, now listed on Amazon. These will make amazing backdrops for your displays, and 1:6 scale is coming as early as March. These were available just a few hours ago but now listed as unavailable. Look for them to be back in stock soon.

(Because it seems to be working for 6"collectors!) Hasbro has made it clear through various Q&As and interviews that a big part of the reason the super-articulated line had to be relegated to a store exclusive is because the line couldn't sustain itself. A higher MSRP would be needed to keep it a main line item. So, instead of retiring it, they decided instead to partner with Walmart. Keeping it at one place with the higher MSRP was somehow more cost effective than keeping it a main line item. That's paraphrased, but pretty much the gist. (more....)

TBS6 FO Special Forces TIE Fighter $34 At Discount Chain Dirt Cheap

Posted by Paul | January 06, 2017 at 01:48 PM ET |

There is ANOTHER incredible instance of the successful The Black Series [Phase III] First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter being found for 80% off ($34) at a discount chain called Dirt Cheap. Look at all those $34 6" vehicles! The image in this article is floating around social media. Special thanks to JTA reader Steve U. for sending it in to us!

Review: Sergeant Jyn Erso [Imperial Ground Crew Disguse] - RO - Basic

Posted by Paul | January 06, 2017 at 12:45 AM ET |

She's better than you might think. Or you may disagree. Find out why we're happy with but melancholy over Sergeant Jyn Erso [Imperial Ground Crew Disguse] from the Rogue One line in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Sergeant Jyn Erso [Imperial Ground Crew Disguse]

Local Kmart Unwittingly Selling Bootleg The Black Series 6" Figures

Posted by Paul | January 05, 2017 at 10:21 PM ET |

JTA reader Andrew G. has found MULTIPLE bootleg The Black Series [Phase III] 6" figures at his local Kmart. It seems that the same people that have painted these bootlegs are the same people who paint Hasbro's figures. Click through for his story. How are these three figures bootlegs? Shouldn't they be spending time bootlegging R2-D2 and Darth Maul instead?

  
  
  

Grand Admiral Thrawn was a great addition to the Rebels series, as well as the Star Wars Canon. Click below to check out the Visual Guide of the first Canon Thrawn action figure, and make sure to read our full review on this figure as well.

Grand Admiral Thrawn - Rogue One - Basic Figures

Amazon Is The Next Retailer To Give Up On The AT-ACT

Posted by Paul | January 05, 2017 at 07:04 PM ET |

Amazon is the next retailer to give up on the AT-ACT. It's unbelievable that this thing has had about 15 minutes at retail before going belly up.

 

"New" TBS Princess Leia Organa (Hoth Outfit) 3.75" Figure Coming?

Posted by Paul | January 05, 2017 at 05:34 PM ET |

This is TOTAL SPECULATION on our part, but could there be perhaps a "NEW" Princess Leia Organa (Hoth Outfit) in 3.75" scale coming in The Black Series line? This seemingly kit-bashed figure looks to be cobbled together from three previously existing Star Wars (Leia and Toryn Farr) figures. Check it out! Special thanks to JTA reader Derek H. for the observant eye!

They'll Say Anything To Get Rid Of These Things....

Posted by Paul | January 05, 2017 at 05:14 PM ET |

JTA reader and friend Mario M. sends an image of a fantastic deal he received on the successful The Black Series [Phase III] First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter. Apparently this store was so desperate to get rid of it they made up a "damaged box" special and marked it super low. Check out the image. Mario also let me know that he had a $10 TRU Reward certificate so the final out of pocket was really cheap

According to Variety, Woody Harrelson is in early talks to join the upcoming Han Solo standalone film as Han's mentor. Apparently Harrelson is the top choice for the role and the executives at Lucasfilm want a recognizable actor to play Han's mentor. Although I'm not very excited about the Han Solo film, Harrelson is certainly an intriguing addition to the cast. Let us know what you think about the addition of Han's mentor and Harrelson's potential involvement in the comments section.

Review: Grand Admiral Thrawn - RO - Basic

Posted by Paul | January 05, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

He already has a running change variation. But regardless you're going to want Grand Admiral Thrawn for your collection. Let's continue to check out wave 3 of the Rogue One line in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Grand Admiral Thrawn

Visual Guide Update - Bodhi Rook - Rogue One (Basic Figures)

Posted by Chuck | January 04, 2017 at 06:53 PM ET |

You read our review from earlier today, now have a look at our Visual Guide of Bodhi Rook from Hasbro's Rogue One line. Click below for the full details.

Bodhi Rook - Rogue One - Basic Figures

Prior to their tragic passing, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds completed a documentary that chronicled their unique relationship and life together. Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds will premiere January 7th at 8:00pm on HBO.  If the early reviews are any indication, Bright Lights is a fascinating and touching look at the relationship between mother and daughter. During this difficult time, please keep Billie Lourd, Todd Fisher, and the rest of their family in your thoughts. I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through right now. Click here for the full story.

Star Wars: Rebels Season 3 Mid Season Premiere Trailer!

Posted by Paul | January 04, 2017 at 01:15 PM ET |

The Star Wars: Rebels Season 3 mid-season premiere trailer has dropped. Check it out!

Review: Bodhi Rook - RO - Basic

Posted by Paul | January 04, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

It's time to check out wave 3 of the Rogue One line. Let's start off with Bodhi Rook. His likeness isn't perfection, but the figure is a blast. Find out 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.

Bodhi Rook

We have a cool sneak peek of the third wave of Rogue One figures for you! New Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides begin tomorrow, but you can check out full photo galleries and collector notes right now! Don't forget to leave your own two cents in the comments in each review. This is a pretty fine wave of figures. Yes, some have the typical issues that Hasbro just can seem to remedy, but this group of figures was a clever arrangement of characters.

        
        
  

So This Person Steals The Figure But Forgets The Accessory?

Posted by Paul | January 03, 2017 at 08:28 PM ET |

JTA reader Steve, a relatively newer collector found this at his local Walmart and was perplexed over what he found. Stephen, this is the original 1983 Admiral Ackbar figure from the Return Of The Jedi line. Why this person would steal the 2016 Admiral Ackbar and leave the accessory behind is beyond me. Also, I am not sure if this thief got a deal. Didn't he lose money here?

Three TBS6 First Order Snowtrooper Variations

Posted by Paul | January 03, 2017 at 08:23 PM ET |

An unknown JTA reader sent us an alert that there are three First Order Snowtrooper variations. The two versions may not be news, but the third version was to us. He writes "There are a total of 3 variations in this figure.....the one to the far right the gun handle is all black, the middle one is black and white and the third of course is the other variation which is self explanatory........thanks guys I read your stuff everyday and am a big fan." Thanks anonymous reader!

Reports for the Imperial AT-ACT being found for the first time on clearance continue to pour in! JTA reader Agustin G. eagerly plops down $150 to take this baby home!

Review: Sandtrooper - Premium Format Figure

Posted by Paul | January 03, 2017 at 04:07 AM ET |

The Sandtrooper Premium Format Figure is gorgeous. See why you might want to add it to your collection 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.

Sandtrooper

2017 The Black Series [Phase III] Imperial AT-ST On eBay - New Images

Posted by Paul | January 02, 2017 at 08:41 PM ET |

If you want some close up images of all the sides of the packaging to the newly revealed The Black Series [Phase III] Imperial AT-ST vehicle, samples are already on eBay!

Entertainment Earth Astromech 6-Pack On Sale On Amazon For $47.95

Posted by Chuck | January 02, 2017 at 02:19 PM ET |

Amazon has the Entertainment Earth exclusive Astromech 6-pack listed for $47.95. It's listed by a 3rd party seller but includes Prime shipping. Not a bad price for this set.

Back in December 2015 – more than a year ago, JTA broke news that a new AT-ST vehicle and AT-ST Driver were coming. That rumor has also been proven true today with a store report posted on Instagram. Although found at Walmart, it is unknown if this release is exclusive to them or not. (It very well may be exclusive to Walmart since they sadly have exclusive rights to the 3.75" SA scale.)

Review: R5-J2 (Imperial Astromech Droid) - 1:6 Scale Figure

Posted by Paul | January 02, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

Let's check out the R5-J2 (Imperial Astromech Droid) 1:6 Scale Figure from Sideshow Collectibles. 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.

R5-J2 (Imperial Astromech Droid)

Check out our latest addtion to the Visual Guide archives: Italy's Gazzetta Store online exclusive Republic Trooper (Old Republic) (#31). Click below to check out details on this long lost The Black Series [Phase I] figure. We also have a full review of this figure right here in our review database.

Republic Trooper (The Old Republic) (#31) - The Black Series - Exclusives

Jedi Temple Archives Presents: 2016 - The Year In Review

Posted by Paul | January 01, 2017 at 02:23 PM ET |

Here is Jedi Temple Archives' 2016 Year in Review! Reflect back with us as we go through all of the breaking news, headlines and events that made up the 2016 calendar year. At times it was a difficult and even tragic year, but it was also fun and exciting. And hopefully greater things are in store for 2017. Thank you for being part of this ride with us. Here is to a great 2017! You can verify all of these stories in our News Archives.

FlashBack Reviews Closed For Winter Break

Posted by Paul | January 01, 2017 at 02:18 PM ET |

FlashBack Reviews will be going into hibernation for the winter break. We will resume this column in March. Thank you!

Review: Republic Trooper (The Old Republic) - TBS [P1] - #31

Posted by Paul | January 01, 2017 at 08:06 AM ET |

It may become one of the rarest Star Wars figures of all time. Although revealed to be coming years ago by Jedi Temple Achives, the long-delayed Republic Trooper (The Old Republic) has finally been released years after the fact in its originally planned packaging as an Italian exclusive. Who would have thought? Now what about that AT-RT Driver? Check this all out 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.

Republic Trooper (The Old Republic)

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles

Posted by Paul | January 01, 2017 at 08:01 AM ET |

Happy New Year from JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles! Check out the latest from JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles. They've created a Collector's Order Membership Program which will give collectors private annual savings, special privileges and so much more. Find out more!!

Happy New Year 2017!

Posted by Paul | January 01, 2017 at 07:59 AM ET |

Jedi Temple Archives wishes all of our readers and colleagues a very happy and healthy 2017! Here's to much better news and events for this brand new year!

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