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February 2014

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi (Coruscant Chase) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #03

Posted by Paul | March 01, 2014 at 12:01 AM EDT |

Here is a figure you'll want for its accessories, and probably nothing else. Learn all about Obi-Wan Kenobi (Coruscant Chase) in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Coruscant Chase)

Coming Soon To Research Droids Reviews! What An Incredible Figure!

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2014 at 10:56 PM EDT |

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | February 28, 2014 at 10:54 PM EDT |

The Sideshow Sixth Scale General Grievous has arrived and there are a few left in stock at Brian's Toys.  Now is your chance to pick up the best 12-inch figure ever created of General Grievous.  Due to arrive next week from Sideshow are the 12" Clone Trooper 501st and Veteran deluxe figures. If Sideshow is a bit too much for the wallet to handle, pre-orders for Hasbro's 12-inch Luke Skywalker (Jedi) and Stormtrooper are available.

Restocked this week is the Black Series 3.75" Wave 3 and several vintage Collection vehicles such as Obi-Wan's Starfighter, V-19 Torrent Starfighter, and AT-AP. Over 20 AFA carded figures from 12-backs to Return of the Jedi have been stocked as well!

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

Brian's Toys

A Refreshed Look For Research Droids Reviews

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2014 at 06:04 PM EDT |

A new month begins tomorrow and we thought it would be a fantastic time to introduce our readers to a freshened up look to our Research Droids Reviews. So here is an advanced tease. Check out our new banner and be sure to visit our Research Droids Reviews index page where you'll see this new banner, an updated search menu and lastly the category banner added to every review page. (You can click on that category/collection banner to be take to the full database of collectibles under that category.) Thank you for your continued support and making this column a success and bringing us over 5.5 million hits collectively. You guys and gals rock!

We Are In The Final Stretch Of The Dorkside Toys TBS Competition!

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2014 at 06:03 PM EDT |

Our Dorkside Toys competition is almost over! It all ends at midnight EST tonight! Be sure to like and comment on your favorite images from the contestants! They need your help!

Confirmed! MTT Found Crazily Discounted At TJ Maxx/Marshalls

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2014 at 02:15 PM EDT |

You saw our investigative advanced report HERE that this was coming, and reader Scott alerts our friends at Yakface.com that the MTT has been found at Marshalls/TJ Maxx for the low price of $29.00. Click through for more details.

          

Review: Battle Droid (Arena Battle) [AOTC] - SW [S - P1] - '02 #11

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2014 at 07:52 AM EDT |

Here is the second, and very hard to find running change, the Battle Droid (Arena Battle) [AOTC] figure from the Star Wars "Saga" line. You can look at this figure as an intended running change, or a correction. Either decision will probably be correct. Same review as yesterday, just a different gallery. 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.

Battle Droid (Arena Battle) [AOTC]

JTA has stumbled across a fortune teller that has seen into some of the future plans of Hasbro. If you are as curious as we are, then click through to see what has been discovered. But be warned, with every good comes something bad. Enter if you dare!!

Q and A of the Day: Day 57

Posted by Paul | February 27, 2014 at 06:19 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 57. Topic: Did I miss wave 3?

The Black Series 6-inch Wave 3 Hits New Zealand

Posted by Paul | February 27, 2014 at 08:29 AM EDT |

JTA NZ reader Andy M. writes in to let readers know that The Black Series 6" wave 3 has hit New Zealand. Click through for his report!

Review: Battle Droid (Arena Battle) [TPM] - SW [S - P1] - '02 #11

Posted by Paul | February 27, 2014 at 04:35 AM EDT |

The Battle Droid (Arena Battle) [TPM] figure was a goof, but we're confident it was out of Hasbro's control at the time. 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.

Battle Droid (Arena Battle) [TPM]

Happy 20th Anniversary Brian's Toys!

Posted by Chuck | February 26, 2014 at 10:34 PM EDT |

Congratulations to Brian's Toys! They are celebrating their 20th anniversary today and have supported JTA strongly for 10 of those years. They have a special newsletter out for the next week to celebrate! Click here to check it out and take advantage of a store-wide 20% off sale!

Brian's Toys

Q and A of the Day: Day 56

Posted by Paul | February 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 56. Topic: What's the deal with five points of articulation?

Star Wars: Frames On Sale For Less Than $50 In Store At Barnes & Noble

Posted by Paul | February 26, 2014 at 07:36 PM EDT |

If you decided not to spend thousands of dollars for it, Barnes & Noble has Frames for a mere $49.99 (original retail = $150). I was fortunate enough to find one locally for this price too! It's not bound in a wooden box, but it's still gorgeous nonetheless. Special thanks to JTA Facebook friend Glenn D. for alerting us to this news! From what we understand, this is an "in store" price only. While you're there, be sure to check the toy section where you'll also likely find a few cool Hasbro gems from The Black Series 6" line too.

Dorkside Toys Contest: Please Like And Comment On Your Favorite Images!

Posted by Paul | February 26, 2014 at 12:49 PM EDT |

We have received some wonderful submission for the Dorkside Toys/JTA contest. If this contest is news to you, please read about RIGHT HERE. For those you who who submitted entries and also for those of you who didn't participate, we are asking if everyone could take a moment or two and comment on and like the images you feel are most worthy of winning the prize which is a complete set of wave 3 The Black Series 6" figures. Please note that if you didn't participate yet, all entires can be submitted through February 28th, but we were hoping that people could start commenting on the images they like the best now. Would you please help us out? Thank you in advance for your help! And thanks to all that have made this contest a success. Click HERE to see all of the wonderfully creative images made by our readers as well as where to "like" and leave your comments. Thank you again!

Review: R2-D2 (Coruscant Sentry) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #14

Posted by Paul | February 26, 2014 at 07:54 AM EDT |

We understand the gist of R2-D2 (Coruscant Sentry) and why Hasbro decided to use this sculpt to make him, but it's too outdated at this point and we would love to see an all-new take on this specific version of him in the future. 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.

R2-D2 (Coruscant Sentry)

Wouldn't It Be Nice?

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2014 at 08:38 PM EDT |

It's very hard to see a magnificent display of LEGO figures (amongst many The Clone Wars figures we are dying to see in 3.75" scale) like this when we know that we will never see them get made in the Hasbro line. This isn't a jab at Hasbro, but come on already. Look at all of these great characters. What kid and collector wouldn't buy all of these amazing characters in 3.75" realistic scale? When I think of how many missed opportunities Hasbro made with The Clone Wars line. It stopped in the middle of nowhere and the best characters never got a shot in this scale. But yet great companies like LEGO keep on banging them out. Why Hasbro? Why?! Click through for a bigger picture and to leave your own thoughts on this topic.

Looking For New Star Wars Figures At Walmart? Try The Clearance Aisle!

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2014 at 08:14 PM EDT |

If you're still looking for the latest Saga Legends figures, the Walmart clearance section may be your best bet. While not actually on clearance themselves, they have been sorted with the reduced LEGO and other generally marked down toys and dolls that usually go on sale this time of year. Special thanks to JTA reader Michael H. for the photo below, but I too can also confirm that these brand new figures are thrown in with the ocean of other toys Walmart is looking to kick to the curb. (Editor's Note: Can the current state of Star Wars collecting be any more abysmal? Between this report and the horrid state of TARGET and slightly better representation at Toys R Us, it's just not a good time to try and drop your cash. Thank God better things are on the horizon!)

That's Cracked, Man!

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2014 at 07:59 PM EDT |

JTA reader and commenter extraordinaire Arnoild Corso writes in to alert readers of a potential problem with the new Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) TBS6 figure. Click through for his experience.

Q and A of the Day: Day 55

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2014 at 07:54 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 55. Topic: The Black Series 6" Stormtrooper that most of us missed at HTS today

Ooo! I Found New Figures (Excitement) Oh. I Found New Figures (Dread)

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2014 at 07:43 PM EDT |

JTA reader Derek writes in with a bittersweet store find. While excited to see something beyond wave 1 of any line, he was discouraged to see Mace Windu with "Sith" eyes and a torn package. Click through for his experience.

Review: Super Battle Droid - SW [S - P1] - '02 #06

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2014 at 08:16 AM EDT |

Here is a really fun action figure! The Super Battle Droid from the Star Wars "Saga" line isn't perfectly screen accurate, but it is a blast for kids and collectors alike. 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.

Super Battle Droid

Star Wars Action News - Episode 417: TF14 - LEGO & More from Javits!

Posted by Chuck | February 25, 2014 at 06:37 AM EDT |

Star Wars fans have a reason to be excited after last week's New York Toy Fair International. Watch this week's podcast to see all the new toys and collectibles! From LEGO to Uncle Milton, Kotobukiya, Underground Toys, and so many more, they're all in this week's continuing Toy Fair coverage!

The Clone Wars: Lost Missions Trailer! (Awesome!)

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2014 at 08:21 PM EDT |

IGN has a great new awesome trailer of "season 6" of The Clone Wars: Lost Missions. Definitely check it out!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | February 24, 2014 at 08:09 PM EDT |

Big Bad Toy Store just released their latest newsletter. Be sure to check it out for all of the latest updates. You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Big Bad Toy Store

Is Joe Johnston The Marcia Lucas For Hasbro?

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2014 at 07:00 PM EDT |

JTA reader Scott K. put together some of Star Wars' earliest concept art drawings and questions why artist Joe Johnston doesn't get more credit with some of the new concepts brought forth in Star Wars: Rebels. Click through to read his concerns and see just how much stuff is being borrowed from both McQuarrie's and Johnston's impressive bodies fo work.

      

You have seen The Black Series 6" wave 3 completely analyzed in our Research Droids Reviews now. While the anticipation and excitement for this line is palpable, there are still some things that just aren't meeting the mark. Longtime JTA and personal friend Rich Alot weighs in on a specific issue that he feels is really affecting the line. Click through to read his thoughts and be sure weigh in on the issue in our comment.

        

Review: Destroyer Droid (Geonosis Battle) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #48

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2014 at 09:34 AM EDT |

It's time for a run of Separatists so we can get through the Star Wars "Saga" line, interrupted by a few heroes. See the Destroyer Droid (Geonosis Battle) 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 (Geonosis Battle)

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2014 at 07:36 AM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys writes in with their latest arrivals, clearance items and new pre-orders. Also, don't forget to participate in their sponsored contest with Jedi Temple Archives. Details for the contest can be found RIGHT HERE. Click through for more.

If You Live In NV or CA, Can You Help Andy Out?

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2014 at 07:22 AM EDT |

Can any of our NV or CA readers help JTA New Zealander reader Andrew M. out with some ideas of where to shop for discounted Hasbro Star Wars products? He is visiting the USA and I have no idea if stores like Marshalls and Five Below are out there. If you can help him out, please leave information in our comments for him. Thank you! Click through to read his plea....

Ewok Village Tree Huts Playset Campaign

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2014 at 07:02 AM EDT |

The custom playset industry is really taking off. Now a grassroots company 12th Parsec is using Indiegogo to make an Ewok village tree hut. Click through for more information on this campaign.

Those Two Upcoming The Clone Wars Season 6 Clones Are....

Posted by Paul | February 23, 2014 at 09:36 PM EDT |

You learned from Toy Fair that there will be two "Season 6" clones coming in The Black Series line later this year. Because Hasbro no longer sends out their slide presentations to media, readers like you don't get to see everything anymore. Thankfully, a good friend managed to sneak this "illegal" photo and now we're sharing it with you. I had mentioned during our live blog that one looks like Wolffe and the other looks like a phase II version of Captain Lock. The image isn't great, but what do you think? Click through for more!

Sponsor Announcement: K&C Collectibles

Posted by Chuck | February 23, 2014 at 09:31 PM EDT |

K & C Collectibles has added Black Series Wave 3, Mission Series Wave 2, Saga Legends Wave 2,  LEGO sets, Kotobukiya, Attakus Collection, and much more. 

Click here to view all the NEW Product

K&C Collectibles

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - TBS - #10 (6-inch)

Posted by Paul | February 23, 2014 at 06:25 AM EDT |

Not everything in The Black Series 6" line has obviously been perfect. You may feel this also applies to Obi-Wan Kenobi, but we think that if a few things were tweaked, the line could be earth shattering. Will Hasbro tighten up some of the issues? Discuss it with us in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Brian's Toys Newsletter: TBS Six Inch Wave 3 In Stock

Posted by Chuck | February 22, 2014 at 08:13 PM EDT |

The Black Series 6-inch Wave 3 has landed at Brian's Toys! Currently, all three 6-inch waves are in stock and ready to ship.  This is the perfect opportunity to collect all the characters released thus far for the line.

Vintage Jumbo Zuckuss from Gentle Giant has also arrived to round out the remaining Bounty Hunters. Limited quantities of the last few bounty hunters still remain!  Several pre-orders from Sideshow have also been added which features an awesome Captain Rex Phase II 12-inch figure.

Click here for more from this week's Brian's Toys newsletter.

Brian's Toys

You Never Know What You Might Find At Retail.... More Stuff!

Posted by Paul | February 22, 2014 at 06:41 PM EDT |

The report is a just bit dated, but look what JTA reader and local collecting friend Michael H. found at our local TARGET store. Another incredible find! Click through for more!

The Black Series Wave 3 (Plagueis/Vizam) Hitting Walmart!

Posted by Paul | February 22, 2014 at 06:31 PM EDT |

Is TBS finally coming out of the woodwork? There is even MORE HOPE for Star Wars collectors with regards to The Black Series 3.75" line. Look what JTA reader and friend earthclanbootstrap found at Walmart now! Unbelievable! Click through for more!

New Toys R Us Special

Posted by Paul | February 22, 2014 at 06:21 PM EDT |

JTA reader Aarren A. writes in to alert readers to a new TRU deal. With any Star Wars purchase of $15 or more, you wil get a Darth Maul flash drive. I believe they have run this special before too.

    

The New TBS Merchandise If Flying Off Of Disney Store Shelves!

Posted by Paul | February 22, 2014 at 06:07 PM EDT |

More and more of our readers are scoring big time at Disney Stores across the mall, but Facebook friend Νίκος Μουσμουτης didn't have the greatest luck as two figures in particular are disappearing almost instantly. Click through for his report.

Well, Sideshow Collectibles has done it again. This is the ABSOLUTE BEST articulated interpretation of General Grievous you will ever find. Sideshow's Scum & Villainy General Grievous is a sight to behold, and a blast to play with, especially with all of his cool accessories. See more in with 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

Hurry! Darth Plagueis Is Available To Pre-Order At HasbroToyShop.com!

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2014 at 12:15 PM EDT |

HURRY! Darth Plagueis is AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER at HasbroToyShop.com! Special thanks to JTA reader Jub Goobles for the report.

    

UPDATE: Out of stock!. I hope some of our readers were able to get orders secured!

You May Want To Keep An Eye On The MTT At Marshalls

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2014 at 08:22 AM EDT |

I had plans to sit on this information because I need one, but I have come across some scoop that may be of interest to you. It's common knowledge now that the Multi Troop Transport from the Star Wars The Phantom Menace 3D line has shown up at various clearance outlets across the country, namely Marshalls (and even some reports at TJ Maxx). But what has been more interesting is that it hasn't been selling that well at these discounted prices. (In most cases it's already been marked down once.) I did an investigation with Marshalls management and was enlightened to some future plans of what will happen to this vehicle. If you're interested in it, you may want to click through for more information.

          

Review: Tusken Raider (With Massiff) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #52

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2014 at 04:05 AM EDT |

After the mistake with the 2002 Star Wars "Saga" Massiff ('02 #34) figure, they corrected it with the Tusken Raider (With Massiff) release. If you don't know what we mean, then check in with 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.

Tusken Raider (With Massiff)

Get Your Spare Pair Of Underwear Prepared!

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2014 at 09:24 PM EDT |

Relying on photo galleries alone wasn't the way to do Toy Fair coverage this year. No, the real news came out of brilliantly intense discussions with Hasbro and not backing away when they avoided answering questions. JTA revealed some pretty cool news for everyone, but one comment from Hasbro in particular has us in crazed anticipation. We want to know what Episode V goodness will make us "need-new-underwear excited". We of course have quite a few months to go, but we want you to weigh in on what products from The Empire Strikes Back you want/hope to see announced for SDCC this year now while this news is fresh and exciting. For the first time in a long while, I honestly have extreme excitement for what's in store for The Black Series and I am hopeful that some of their greatest things are yet to come. So, what do you think Hasbro's comment "Fans of The Empire Strikes Back will be "need-new-underwear excited" at San Diego Comic Con this year" means?

Toy Fair 2014: Hasbro Interviews By Imperial Shipyards And Bantha Skull

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2014 at 08:51 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives wasn't the only Star Wars fan site to give Hasbro the third degree in questioning. Our good friends at Imperial Shipyards and Bantha Skull have incredible question and answer sessions of their own that you will DEFINITELY want to check out! Click the corresponding links below to be taken to their Q&A sessions with Hasbro.

Imperial Shipyards

Banthaskull.com

Disney Cars Star Wars Crossovers

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2014 at 08:45 PM EDT |

Our pals at BanthaSkull.com have information on how you can secure the Star Wars/Disney Cars crossover vehicles. Click through for details!!

Sideshow Geonosis Battle Droid Commander And Dooku Hologram Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | February 20, 2014 at 05:16 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles went crazy today with their third Star Wars pre-order of the day. This time it's the Geonosis Battle Droid Commander & Count Dooku Hologram Sixth Scale Figure Set. Check out all the details right here!

Sideshow Collectibles Geonosis Battle Droid Set Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | February 20, 2014 at 05:09 PM EDT |

The next group of Battle Droids are now available for pre-order from Sideshow Collectibles. Click through to check out the full gallery of the Geonosis Infantry Battle Droid Sixth Scale Figure Set.

Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale Captain Rex Phase II Armor Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | February 20, 2014 at 05:04 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles Captain Rex Phase II Armor Sixth Scale figure is now available for pre-order. Click here to place an order or check out their extended gallery.

Toy Fair 2014: Your Questions To Hasbro Answered: Part IV

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2014 at 09:12 AM EDT |

Here is the final Part IV of our Hasbro Q and A! Our disclaimer: There could be misspellings, formatting issues and possibly a few other mistakes of which I will edit over time, so I ask for your patience. Please enjoy as we shed some additional light on what is happening with the Hasbro Star Wars line. Click through for more!

 

Review: Darth Maul (Sith Training) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #42

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2014 at 04:10 AM EDT |

Don't laugh, but there is something charming about Darth Maul (Sith Training) from the Star Wars "Saga" line. It's far from a great figure, but it looks nice and it's based on concept art. Clearly it has some merit. See more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Maul (Sith Training)

Coming Soon To Research Droids Reviews!

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2014 at 09:56 PM EDT |

Coming soon to RDRs with special guest star photographer! Stay tuned for more! The cape featured in the first thumbnail is custom made, but you can get your own RIGHT HERE on eBay.

      

The Simpsons Mark Hamill Action Figure Revealed!

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2014 at 08:30 PM EDT |

JTA reader and friend Alexander G. directs our attention to USA Today where a new Mark Hamill The Simpsons figure has been revealed. Click through for the full story!

Christopher Malcolm Dead At 67

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2014 at 08:06 PM EDT |

It is with great sadness we post this, but the man who played Zev Senesca, Christopher Malcom, has passed away. We were surprised to learn he had a role in The Rocky Horror Show as well. TMZ.com has full details. Special thanks to Buried Egg for reminding us to post this to our home page. We had posted this earlier to our Facebook page the day of his death.

Disney Mall Stores May Be A New Hope For Collectors! Plenty Of TBS Found

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2014 at 07:48 PM EDT |

The reports are flooding in to us! You heard it from our friends at Star Wars Action News and us first that both scales of The Black Series lines have begun infiltrating Disney mall stores across the country. It's like they all reset in the last couple of days though because the reports are vast and numerous! To my surprise, I found 4 6" Boba Fetts for $24.95 each and 4 3.75" Darth Plagueis figures for $10.95 each. (You would NEVER find this quantity in TARGET or TRU.) JTA reader Paul Hoffman from Boston MA also writes in with an incredible find and has taken plenty of pictures for us to share with you of the other stuff Disney stores are also getting! It looks like there is a new hope after all for collectors. Click through for more.

More Star Wars Rebels Action Figures Revealed

Posted by Chuck | February 19, 2014 at 06:02 PM EDT |

Newsarama.com is reporting that the next two SWR figures to be revealed will be Sabine and Hera. According to the report these will be two of the figures revealed at this year's SDCC. Click through for their full report. Thanks to JTA reader Jeremy for emailing us with the news.

2014: Hasbro – Don't Be Mean And Get This List Clean!

Update: Right on queue the team at Lucasfilm sent out details on one of the new characters. Click through for the video introducing Sabine!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | February 19, 2014 at 05:11 PM EDT |

Stop by and check out the latest Big Bad Toy Store newsletter. Be sure to check it out for all of the latest updates. You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Big Bad Toy Store

We're Star Wars Fan Sites People! GET OVER IT!

Posted by Chuck | February 19, 2014 at 11:42 AM EDT |

A big thanks to all our readers who have supported JTA over the years. This year's Toy Fair coverage has been the most successful in our ten years of going to the event. I was sidelined by more freakish weather and Paul was able to hit the frontlines with me running support this time. Now, I feel I must take a page from Paul's notebook and express a rant on the state of Star Wars Fan Sites and the general "I take everything around me for granted" web site viewer... read on at your own risk.

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul (Mandalore) (MS06) - Mission Series

Toy Fair 2014: Your Questions To Hasbro Answered: Part III

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2014 at 09:46 AM EDT |

Here is Part III of our Hasbro Q and A, of which there'll be four (4) parts. Our disclaimer: There could be misspellings, formatting issues and possibly a few other mistakes of which I will edit over time, so I ask for your patience. Please enjoy as we shed some additional light on what is happening with the Hasbro Star Wars line. Click through for more!

 

Review: Massiff - SW [S - P1] - '02 #34

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2014 at 06:59 AM EDT |

The accessory and the action figure switch roles with the release of Massiff from the Star Wars "Saga" line. See what we mean in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Massiff

Both Scales Of The Black Series Lines Found At Disney Stores

Posted by Paul | February 18, 2014 at 05:44 PM EDT |

Do we have time for store reports with all of this news? Sure we do! JTA reader Jordan S. writes in with some cool news that both scales of The Black Series lines have been found at Disney Stores now. (Big surprise, right?!) Click through for a quick report!

Mattel To Pick Up Star Wars License For Hot Wheels?

Posted by Paul | February 18, 2014 at 11:55 AM EDT |

What? A logo that isn't Hasbro? Whatever could that mean? We have just learned that Mattel may have some Star Wars themed Hot Wheels items in the works and the debut could come in the form of a SDCC exclusive later this year. Stay tuned as we hopefully learn more soon!

Toy Fair 2014: Your Questions To Hasbro Answered: Part II

Posted by Paul | February 18, 2014 at 10:07 AM EDT |

Here is Part II of our Hasbro Q and A, of which there'll be four (4) parts. Our standard opening statement: There could be misspellings, formatting issues and possibly a few other mistakes of which I will edit over time. Please enjoy as we shed some additional light on what is happening with the Hasbro Star Wars line. Click through for more!

Star Wars Action News Episode 416: Toy Fair 2014 - Hasbro's Reveals

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2014 at 08:51 AM EDT |

The next Star Wars film may be over a year away, but the new Star Wars figures are on the horizon! From Black Series figures, in both the 6 and 4-inch scales, plus figures tying into Disney's new REBELS animated series, all was revealed at Hasbro's Toy Fair International presentation! Join Marjorie and Arnie in this episode of Star Wars Action News to find out what Hasbro revealed for its 2014 product line!

Review: Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #32

Posted by Paul | February 18, 2014 at 08:43 AM EDT |

Sometimes cancelled figures are better off, well, cancelled. That's our assessment of Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master) from the Star Wars "Saga" line. It's the topic 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.

Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master)

Now That TVC Carry-Forwards Have Been Confirmed, What Do You Think?

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2014 at 10:08 PM EDT |

We have to tell you how excited we are that our rumor that some former The Vintage Collection figures will work their way into upcoming The Black Series assortments. We were sweating bullets on that rumor report quite honestly, but it's all come true. We have all discussed this at length before on this site, but now that it's all been officially confirmed by Hasbro, how do you feel about this? And do you think that they have made some great inaugural choices? Click through to see what you can expect for the rest of 2014 and be sure to leave your comments.

     

Q and A of the Day: Day 54

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2014 at 09:52 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 54. Topic: Episode VII figures

Hasbro Will Address Super-sized Bucket Issue On Phase II Clones

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2014 at 09:03 PM EDT |

This post is for Justin Cook, my good friend and the voice of reason against all things five points of articulation at Yakface.com (love you Jayson). And honestly it's for all of you too. If you read any posts on our site about how much someone hates the phase II helmets on the TVC quality Clone Troopers, those comments likely were generated by Justin. Anyway, he sent me a custom sample Shock Trooper with a revised helmet (he used the 2013 Saga Legends figure just to illustrate a more accurate scale for the figure). I brought my own trusty TVC Shock Trooper with huge bucket for comparison, placed them both in Derryl DePriest's hand where he performed his own shocking (pun intended) analysis of the ghastly issue. Are you curious to read what his conclusions are? Then click through for more.

See Complete Galleries Of TBS 6-inch Luke Bespin And Stormtrooper

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2014 at 08:38 PM EDT |

We were quite surprised to hear some comments from our readers about The Black Series 6" Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) and Stormtrooper from the perspective that they didn't know much about them until they showed up in our Toy Fair galleries. We thought we would jog your memory a bit about that. We have provided full galleries and reviews on these great figures in January. To catch up, click any thumbnail above to be taken to that review.

        

        

Toy Fair 2014: Your Questions To Hasbro Answered: Part I

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2014 at 10:46 AM EDT |

Here is Part I of our Hasbro Q and A, of which there'll be four (4) parts. There could be misspellings, formatting issues and possibly a few other mistakes of which I will edit over time. And you may even call it a "disorganized mess" like some of my critics have said in the past. But guess what? It's all good. This is for our readers and not our hecklers, so please enjoy as we shed some additional light on what is happening with the Hasbro Star Wars line. Click through for more!

Toy Fair 2014 - It's Not Over Yet!

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2014 at 10:05 AM EDT |

Oh no, my young Jedi. You will find that it is you who are mistaken. About the end of our Toy Fair coverage. More news coming soon!

Review: Yoda (Jedi Master) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #23

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2014 at 01:45 AM EDT |

An odd expression of the demure Jedi Master, Yoda (Jedi Master) is better because of his accessories than just the figure alone. It's all explained 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 (Jedi Master)

Jedi Temple Archives NY Toy Fair Exclusive: Hasbro Secrets Revealed!

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2014 at 03:54 PM EDT |

I am excited to provide exclusive Jedi Temple Archives content on some upcoming Hasbro Star Wars items that will be coming our way and likely confirmed at San Diego Comic Con, if not sooner. Although I feel we provided our readers with some cool coverage from NY Toy Fair this year, I wanted to give you something more.... anticipatory, for lack of a better word. If you see these details posted anywhere else, they were lifted from my conversations directly with Hasbro (except for one and you'll know which one that is shortly). I essentially "lowered" myself and "begged" to various staff at Hasbro and pleaded to have them give me something I could take back to our loyal readership. Would you believe they actually gave me some stuff to share? (Or maybe that was the top secret stuff I was to keep under the vest.... I don't know.) I guess I should preface this with "until you hear it from Hasbro take it with a grain of salt" but why at this point? It seems as if all of our rumors come true and with just a few exceptions, this "hack" site is providing content that is just at the forefront of what readers want to hear. No gimmicks, no buying Fakebook fans, no hijinks. We hope you enjoy this special set of details of what "may" be coming down the pike shortly. Click through for more.

Q and A of the Day: Day 53

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2014 at 03:13 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 53. Topic: Toryn Farr

Toy Fair 2014 - LEGO Press Release

Posted by Chuck | February 16, 2014 at 12:35 PM EDT |

Click through for the full LEGO press release for all of their products unveiled at Toy Fair. You can also download the full 2014 press guide.

Review: Geonosian Warrior - SW [S - P1] - '02 #15

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2014 at 10:26 AM EDT |

Don't even waste your time in our Research Droids Reviews today because we have still more breaking Toy Fair coverage coming. But if you have some down time, check out the Geonosian Warrior, which is actually better than you think it is. 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.

Geonosian Warrior

Expanded Universe Fans: We're Doomed!

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2014 at 10:05 AM EDT |

"This is madness!" "I have a bad feeling about this." Or enter any other dark Star Wars phrase to express the really bad decision to end a very important property. We don't like it, but we imagine it had to eventually happen. Although we don't see eye to eye with Hasbro on this decision, they are sadly being directed by Lucasfilm to avoid a huge and fertile property. Please ensure you are sitting down before reading this one. Click through for more.

Toy Fair 2014: We Are Not Done Yet! More News And The Q and A Coming!

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2014 at 09:51 AM EDT |

We have covered Hasbro and LEGO, but it's a FAR CRY from the additional news we have yet to post. I will be returning to Philly shortly and upon my return I will be working on a four-part Hasbro Q&A and reveal some additional tidbits that should elicit one or many emotions out of you. STAY TUNED!!! And be sure not to drift too far away from JTA. And thank you for making this our most visited coverage event yet! While you wait for more news, be sure to discuss with my good friend Jayson Krebsbach at Yakface.com how excited he is for the "even less articulated" two-inch line. I had heard he is already an instant fan! More coming soon....

Toy Fair 2014 - LEGO Showroom Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 16, 2014 at 09:02 AM EDT |

We visited the LEGO showroom this morning for their annual Collector's Party event. Click through to check out what they had on display. Our appologies for the lower-than-usual quality of pictures. Our normal means of photography fell through and we resorted to the good-ol' smartphone!

         

Hasbro Press Release: Star Wars Rebels

Posted by Chuck | February 15, 2014 at 10:54 PM EDT |

Hasbro releases full details on their plans for their upcoming Star Wars Rebels line. Click through for the press release...

Hasbro Press Release: The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | February 15, 2014 at 10:12 PM EDT |

Read the full Hasbro press release for this year's The Black Series line...

Why Distribution Is Still A Problem, But Also Why Hope Is On The Horizon

Posted by Paul | February 15, 2014 at 09:43 PM EDT |

I had a heart to heart with Derryl DePriest from Hasbro about distribution. It seems an all-new SKU (well, not TARGET) didn't even really help TBS make its way to retail as it should have. My conversation with him was nearly opposite of the same one I had with Jeff Labovitz (also from Hasbro) regarding the same distribution topic. Click through to find out why they believe you're still having trouble with distribution in your areas.

The Fates Of Canceled Captain Rex (Realistic), R5-X2 And A-wing Pilot

Posted by Paul | February 15, 2014 at 09:22 PM EDT |

Are you interested in knowing the fates of the three (3) remaining Legacy Collection [2] figures that haven't been released yet? You know what to do.

Toy Fair 2014 - Hasbro Showroom Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 15, 2014 at 09:16 PM EDT |

We have our full walk-through gallery posted from our visit to the Hasbro showroom. Click through for a closer look at everything Hasbro had on display today!

         

The Black Series 6 Inch Fall 2014 Wave In New Blue Packaging

Posted by Paul | February 15, 2014 at 08:53 PM EDT |

The Black Series 6" line in the new blue packaging is coming Fall 2014 and will contain...

UPDATE: The 2014 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Is....

Posted by Paul | February 15, 2014 at 08:49 PM EDT |

In case you couldn't figure it out or didn't hear it yet, the 2014 SDCC exclusive is....

Toy Fair 2014 - Hasbro Press Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 15, 2014 at 08:44 PM EDT |

Click through for a full gallery of Hasbro's press images.

         

Former TVC Figures To Be Considered For Future Basic Figure Releases

Posted by Paul | February 15, 2014 at 08:26 PM EDT |

So, I finally made my way to the wonderful Mr. Derryl DePriest, Hasbro's VP of Boys' Marketing, who amazingly didn't try to hide from my stack of questions or my ear to ear grin. I wanted to let our readers be aware of an exchange I had with him and what he is planning to do to ensure that it has a great chance of happening. Click through for more!

Tell Your Sister JTA Was Right: TVC "Returns", Case Assortments Change

Posted by Paul | February 15, 2014 at 07:49 PM EDT |

JTA is thrilled to CONFIRM once again that one of our huge BREAKING NEWS rumor reports has come 100% true. If you recall, we posted THIS ARTICLE which went on to explain that Hasbro was reconsidering how they made their wave assortments and how figures would be getting shipped in the future. Not only were we correct above revised case assortments, we can ALSO CONFIRM that there WILL INDEED be figures from The Vintage Collection peppered into the line. Are you interested? You better be because we have FULL DETAILS on this huge news including the release dates and packaging changes The Black Series line will undergo through wave 6. CLICK THROUGH NOW! And tell yours friends you heard it first here!

Stay Right Here. Huge News Coming Soon!

Posted by Paul | February 15, 2014 at 05:47 PM EDT |

JTA has HUGE exclusive news to reveal as well as providing you with answers to so many of your questions, so stick like glue and we'll provide you with all of the information ASAP. Don't go anywhere!

Toy Fair 2014 - Hasbro Presentation Live Blog

Posted by Chuck | February 15, 2014 at 12:37 PM EDT |

We are on site at the Hasbro event and things are starting to gear up as we await entry into the auditorium! Join us right here for our live blog of Hasbro Star Wars news as it happens. Feel free to comment and chat amoungst yourselves while Paul feeds us all of the details coming out of the presentation. The presentation is due to start at approximately 1PM EDT.

Gentle Giant Star Wars Rebels Maquette The Inquisitor Up For Pre-Order

Posted by Chuck | February 15, 2014 at 09:19 AM EDT |

Gentle Giant releases their first pre-order for a Star Wars Rebels collectible, the Inquisitor maquette. They don't have a final product gallery up yet, but you can still reserve your copy right here!

      

Gentle Giant Announces Luke Bespin Jumbo Kenner Vintage Figure

Posted by Chuck | February 15, 2014 at 09:15 AM EDT |

Gentle Giant has released details on their latest Jumbo Kenner Vintage Figure: Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues). Click through for more gallery images. This figure is up for pre-order right now and is due for release at the end of 2014.

       

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | February 15, 2014 at 08:58 AM EDT |

Check out this week's Brian's Toys Newsletter for the latest from Gentle Giant, ACME Archives, and Kotobukiya! New this week is the Kotobukiya ArtFX Sandtroopers 2-Pack, Master Replicas Stormtrooper & Boba Fett full-size helmets, and Saga Legends Wave 2 action figures.

Gentle Giant has just announced the 12" Jumbo Luke (Bespin Fatigues) and Inquisitor (from Star Wars Rebels) animated maquette.  You can pre-order both now at brianstoys.com or pick up the most recently announced Star Wars Artwork from ACME Archives.  Two new canvas art pieces of Boba Fett and Darth Vader are now available. 

For more from this week's newsletter visit newsletter.

Brian's Toys

Sideshow Collectibles Geonosis Battle Droid Sixth Scale Figure Sets

Posted by Chuck | February 15, 2014 at 08:57 AM EDT |

This should not come as a surprise to anyone since the mould is now created, but Sideshow collectibles gives us a sneak peak at their upcoming Geonisis Battle Droids Sixth Scale sets. We get two different sets to complete our army: Geonosis Infantry Battle Droids and Geonosis Commander Battle Droid & Count Dooku Sixth Scale Figure Sets. Click through for a closer look at these battle droids! These are up for pre-order on February 20th.

2014: Hasbro – Don't Be Mean And Get This List Clean!

Star Wars: Rebels Announces Another Character: Ezra

Posted by Chuck | February 15, 2014 at 08:45 AM EDT |

Another character from the upcoming Star Wars: Rebels is revealed. Click through for a video preview of Ezra, as well as a full description. Feel free to leave your comments or thoughts about how this series is shaping up so far, and tune in Monday for the first teaser trailers for the series!

Keep It Here For The Latest NY Toy Fair Updates!

Posted by Paul | February 15, 2014 at 06:16 AM EDT |

JTA is off to NY International Toy Fair in NYC where we will attend the Hasbro presentation and find out the good, the bad and the ugly news and report it all back to you. While JTA remains committed to being a website and not a "Fakebook" page, we encourage you to bear with us as we will post live updates there until we can get it on the front page. We know a large percentage of our readers are anti social media, but please bear with us and just follow us so you don't miss a beat of the breaking news. Our Facebook page can be found RIGHT HERE.

Review: Anakin Skywalker (Hangar Duel) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #22

Posted by Paul | February 15, 2014 at 02:50 AM EDT |

Anakin Skywalker was the most popular character in the action figure line of 2002.... and every year since then. (We jest.... sort of.) Anakin Skywalker (Hangar Duel) showed the more vulnerable aspects of this Jedi in training. Revisit it with us in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Anakin Skywalker (Hangar Duel)

Q and A of the Day: Day 52

Posted by Paul | February 14, 2014 at 06:27 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 52. Topic: Toy Fair Party.... Not

Sideshow Collectibles found a way to circumvent breaking edition sizes by releasing unique versions of previously produced 1:6 Scale Figures. The first of four is the Clone Trooper Deluxe (Shiny) figure. It is truly amazing and is a huge improvement over the previously released version. 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.

Clone Trooper Deluxe (Shiny)

New Action Figure Revealed At USAToday.com. Guess What? More 5 POA!

Posted by Paul | February 13, 2014 at 07:33 PM EDT |

USAToday.com reveals the pitiful and new Kanan action figure. Ugh, this line is beyond disappointing already. I am SO not into these figures. I can't believe this is what my passion has been reduced to. If you're interested, they also reveal two LEGO sets which also introduces new characters as well. Click through for more!

Sideshow Collectibles Captain Rex Phase II Armor Sixth Scale Figure

Posted by Chuck | February 13, 2014 at 06:37 PM EDT |

Get ready for Phase II! Sideshow Collectibles officially teases the Captain Rex Phase II Armor Sixth Scale figure. Click through for the full tease!

A Fan's Pick Of The Top 10 The Clone Wars Episodes

Posted by Paul | February 13, 2014 at 02:04 PM EDT |

In perfect timing with the announcement of the lost The Clone Wars episodes, JTA reader RamblingBeachCat has written in to share an article he wrote which showcases his top 10 favorite The Clone Wars episodes. Will you agree? Click through for more!

The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions Release Information Revealed

Posted by Chuck | February 13, 2014 at 08:01 AM EDT |

The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions gets an official release date and platform: Netflix. Click here for a clip featuring the return of Liam Neeson as the voice of Qui-Gon Jinn. 13 episodes will be featured in this final season. StarWars.com has the full story.

You're not seeing things. This is the same sculpt as the Luke Skywalker (Jabba's Palace) action figure with a few extra tweaks. Learn what Hasbro did to make the Holographic Luke Skywalker (Jabba's Palace) figure unique 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.

Holographic Luke Skywalker (Jabba's Palace)

The Next Star Wars: Rebels Character Revealed As A Jedi

Posted by Chuck | February 12, 2014 at 07:14 PM EDT |

The next Star Wars: Rebels character is revealed. Click through for the video preview of Kanan, the Cowboy Jedi...

Revised 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper Found In The UK!

Posted by Paul | February 12, 2014 at 01:13 PM EDT |

The 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper has been found in the UK! JTA reader Eli sends visual confirmation! Click through for more!

Review: Luke Skywalker (Jabba's Palace) - SW [S - P3] - '04 #04

Posted by Paul | February 12, 2014 at 06:44 AM EDT |

In 2004, Hasbro gave us the closest modern representation up to that point of the original 1983 Kenner Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) action figure. See how Luke Skywalker (Jabba's Palace) rates 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 (Jabba's Palace)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | February 11, 2014 at 09:46 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store posts their latest newsletter. Be sure to check it out for all of the latest updates. You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Big Bad Toy Store

So, Will It Be 5POA Or Blockbusters That Save Boys' Action Figures?

Posted by Paul | February 11, 2014 at 10:43 AM EDT |

Hasbro is relying on blockbuster movies to sell boys' action figures. But they didn't qualify that they will do this with 5POA action figures. Businessweek.com has an interesting article on this. Thanks to studlydudly for alerting us to it.

Review: Tanus Spijek (Jabba's Sail Barge) - SW [S - P3] - '04 #10

Posted by Paul | February 11, 2014 at 06:11 AM EDT |

You will see the words "anus" and "boobies" in the very first sentence of the Tanus Spijek (Jabba's Sail Barge) Research Droids Reviews entry today, but don't be alarmed. You haven't accidentally logged onto banthaskull.com by mistake. No, these are our words and you'll find out why we had to use them. 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.

Tanus Spijek (Jabba's Sail Barge)

Jedi Temple Archives is proud to partner up with Dorkside Toys to bring our readers an exclusive chance to win wave 3 of The Black Series 6" line. Click through to find out how you can participate in this contest!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | February 10, 2014 at 08:20 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys sends us their latest updates! Click through for more!!

Medicom Toy To Produce Star Wars 6-inch Line Too?

Posted by Paul | February 10, 2014 at 05:49 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have directed their readers to a fascinating bit of cool news at ImperialHolocron.com which alerts readers that Medicom Toy is now producing its own 6" figure line. And one of its licenses is Star Wars. If this comes to pass, you can probably kiss Hasbro's 6" TBS line goodbye, unless the MSRP on the Medicom Toy line just scares everyone away. BUT. Medicom Toy will be producing unprecedented quality 6" action figures as evidenced by their one-sixth scale line. It's too early for full details yet, but click through to check out the teaser image!

There is what appears to be a The Black Series 6" Boba Fett figure. My good friend Morgan K. fills us in on the details. Click through for more!

Review: J'Quille (Jabba's Sail Barge) - SW [S - P3] - '04 #09

Posted by Paul | February 10, 2014 at 08:14 AM EDT |

Whiphid. Whiphid good! In 2004, Hasbro made two awesome aliens from Jabba's palace while utilizing one base sculpt. Here is the first one, J'Quille (Jabba's Sail Barge) which meets most of our expectations, although it isn't entirely perfect. 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.

J'Quille (Jabba's Sail Barge)

Toys R Us Running 30% Off Promotion On All Star Wars Items

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2014 at 12:16 PM EDT |

With special thanks to JTA reader scockery and our friends at Yakface.com, Toys R Us is running a 30% off sale on ALL Star Wars figures, vehicles and role-play items.

Incomplete Bastila Shan For $7.99 (But She Is Missing A Body Part)

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2014 at 12:05 PM EDT |

With special thanks to JTA Facebook friend Nick B., he has alerted us to eBay seller sinodolls who has over 30 loose Bastila Shan figures (minus right hands) for $7.99. If you can swap out another hand, this is a great deal. We didn't post this to tease you with an incomplete figure, but browse his auctions for some awesome deals. THere are some cool things available.

  

Review: Darth Vader (Throne Room Duel) - SW [S - P3] - '03 #18

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2014 at 07:51 AM EDT |

What a piece of junk. Collectors waited forever for Hasbro to update the 1998 POTF2 Darth Vader (Removable Helmet) and this is what we got. Darth Vader (Throne Room Duel) is such a disappointment that it probably wouldn't have made a difference if Hasbro never made it. See our assessment 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 (Throne Room Duel)

The Black Series 3.75-inch Wave 3 Found At Kmart!

Posted by Paul | February 08, 2014 at 09:44 PM EDT |

Another glimmer of hope has just been reported. The Black Series wave 3 has been found at Kmart. Click through for JTA reader Jeremyohio's report.

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | February 08, 2014 at 08:41 AM EDT |

The Darth Vader 12" Deluxe figure has arrived from Sideshow! You can pick up your own at Brian's Toys.  Also new this week is a Grand Admiral Thrawn mini bust from Gentle Giant and a Wedge Replica X-Wing helmet from eFX collectibles.

Collector's will want to check out the extremely rare 21 Back Stormtrooper on Empire Strikes Back Card! This figure is one of the rarest you will find on any card, and is one of only five graded in the entire world!  Visit www.brianstoys.com for more information, or check out the complete newsletter.

Brian's Toys

Review: Endor Rebel Soldier [Version 2] - SW [S - P1] - '02 #33

Posted by Paul | February 08, 2014 at 07:53 AM EDT |

If you read yesterday's review, then you can skip the review on this figure today. It's the same identicial text. However, you'll still need to check out the new photo gallerey. Hasbro got two Endor Rebel Soldier action figures out for nearly two for the price of one. This is the second one and 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.

Endor Rebel Soldier [Version 2]

A Quick Snippet On Darth Plagueis

Posted by Paul | February 08, 2014 at 07:49 AM EDT |

It goes without saying that many if not most Star Wars collectors are buying the Darth Plagueis action figure without knowing pretty much anything about him. Our friend Scott put together a YoutTube snippet from the audio book which should give you a pretty good character overview that shows is not only evil in nature, but also completely haunting. It's worth the four minutes of your time. Plus, you'll hear the correct pronunciations for many of the words we're all mispronouncing. Click through for more.

Review: Endor Rebel Soldier [Version 1] - SW [S - P1] - '02 #33

Posted by Paul | February 07, 2014 at 05:02 AM EDT |

Hasbro got two Endor Rebel Soldier action figures out for nearly two for the price of one. See how they did so 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.

Endor Rebel Soldier [Version1]

The Phantom Black Series

Posted by Paul | February 07, 2014 at 04:58 AM EDT |

It's hard to believe that at so many retail locations you can still find ghost TBS figures. New case assortments (if you're lucky to see them) feature figures with the same chronic problem. What have you been finding on your toy runs. I wish I could give you a report, but nothing has arrived since August in my area. Special thanks to JTA reader Derek for the images. Click through for more.

Review: Han Solo (Endor Raid) - SW [S - P1] - '02 #37

Posted by Paul | February 06, 2014 at 07:55 AM EDT |

A unique interpretation of a classic character doesn't always translate well. That's about how we feel with regards to Han Solo (Endor Raid). It has some positive points, but overall it's a relative mess. 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.

Han Solo (Endor Raid)

Q and A of the Day: Day 51

Posted by Paul | February 05, 2014 at 08:35 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 51. Topic: la colección vintage de hasbro

We Are Still Accepting Your Questions For NY Toy Fair!

Posted by Paul | February 05, 2014 at 07:58 PM EDT |

Here is your chance to ask Hasbro a question! Jedi Temple Archives is still accepting questions from our readers for NY Toy Fair. Please CLICK HERE to read our rules for participating and post your questions in the comments in that link. We will accept questions through Wednesday, February 12th. Thank you.

Star Wars Action News - Episode 416: Troops & Roses

Posted by Chuck | February 05, 2014 at 06:24 PM EDT |

Star Wars Valentines--they're not just for the playground anymore! For decades there have been packages of Star Wars Valentines Day cards, the type that school children give in the classroom, but as Star Wars fans have grown up so have the gifts you can give to your loved one. From light-up heart-shaped boxes of candy to stuffed Stormtroopers with edible hearts, fans of the original trilogy, the prequels, and even the comics will find items that will make them be yours! On this week's Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie run down this year's cool, new offerings, and say which are great gifts, which should be collected, and what can be skipped.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | February 05, 2014 at 06:20 PM EDT |

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Saga Legends Found On Clearance At Walmart For $3

Posted by Paul | February 05, 2014 at 12:31 PM EDT |

Uh-oh. What could this mean. Could the line that was going to save the Star Wars brand be going extinct? We jest of course, but a few interesting reports have come in where readers are finding this line on clearance. As all of the lines except for The Black Series will transition into the Star Wars: Rebels line look, it makes sense that the Darth Vader/ROTS line look will have to go out of production, but this is sooner than expected. Click through for more!

Review: Lando Calrissian (Jabba's Sail Barge) - SW [S - P3] - '04 #07

Posted by Paul | February 05, 2014 at 06:08 AM EDT |

Here is an excellent version of the Episode VI Lando Calrissian (Jabba's Sail Barge), although the subtitle makes no sense at all. 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.

Lando Calrissian (Jabba's Sail Barge)

Star Wars NFL Football Helmets

Posted by Paul | February 04, 2014 at 11:21 AM EDT |

OK, as someone who loathes football, even I found this cool. See every NFL football helmet through the eyes of Star Wars!

Review: Lando Calrissian (Death Star Attack) - SW [S - P3] - '04 #21

Posted by Paul | February 04, 2014 at 07:48 AM EDT |

Billy D.! Billy D.! Billy D.! But if you're Turk he will always be Lando to you. See a decent interpretation of him as the final figure in the Star Wars "Saga" line. Lando Calrissian (Death Star Attack) really has some positive points! See why in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Lando Calrissian (Death Star Attack)

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | February 03, 2014 at 08:44 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys writes in with the latest arrivals, pre-orders and clearance items. See what you NEED to pad your collection! Click through for more!

Current Paint Operations Are Complete Madness

Posted by Paul | February 03, 2014 at 08:32 PM EDT |

I really don't mean to ride on the coattails of our friends at Yakface.com, but I couldn't just sit on this report. Our friends there have posted an alarming article, which in actuality isn't alarming at all since i have personally witnessed this garbage hanging from the pegs on my own toy runs. Hasbro's paint jobs have NEVER been this horrific, not even in The Power Of The Force line. Do they really want to diminish articulation and create laughable paint operations on these figures? People defending this line should make an appointment with the nearest shrink ASAP. See their report and feel free to discuss this madness.

Q and A of the Day: Day 50

Posted by Paul | February 03, 2014 at 07:52 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 50. Topic: The imminent return of The Vintage Collection?

Hasbro began experimenting with different articulation combinations with the final wave of the Star Wars "Saga" line. General Madine (Imperial Shuttle Capture) is a great example of this. See what we mean in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

General Madine (Imperial Shuttle Capture)

Q and A of the Day: Day 49

Posted by Paul | February 02, 2014 at 07:20 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 49. Topic: New Star Wars movies and the current Expanded Universe

Review: Han Solo (Endor Strike) - SW [S - P3] - '04 #19

Posted by Paul | February 02, 2014 at 07:48 AM EDT |

The Han Solo (Endor Strike) figure represents a version of Han Solo that technically wasn't in Return Of The Jedi. Do you know why? Find out in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Han Solo (Endor Strike)

Special Report: 2014: Hasbro - Don’t Be Mean And Get This List Clean!

Posted by Chuck | February 01, 2014 at 03:00 AM EDT |

One of the Special Reports readers look forward to the most is our annual Vintage Versus Modern Analysis. Jedi Temple Archives brings this to you annually during the first quarter of every calendar year to see where we are at with Hasbro updating the original 92 Kenner figures (plus a few other candidates that make it an even 100). We once again are "looking into the future" with this year's report just as we did with last year's. A nice handful of upcoming The Black Series figures have been included for 2014 even though they're not even released yet. Plus, we plead with Hasbro like whiny little kids about the four candidates that yet to have a modern counterpart. Join us as we present to you 2014: Hasbro – Don't Be Mean And Get This List Clean! As always, we welcome your thoughts on this in our comments. Let your voice be heard!

2014: Hasbro – Don't Be Mean And Get This List Clean!


 
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