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July 2015

Visual Guide Update - IG-88 (#15) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | July 31, 2015 at 08:35 PM ET |

IG-88 (#15) arrives in The Black Series [Phase II] line, and makes a perfect compliment to Boba Fett! Check out our full Visual Guide for all of the details! Make sure to check out our full review as well.

IG-88 (#15) - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase II]

I will be at NJ Collectors Con in Cherry Hill, NJ this Sunday visiting our sponsor NJ Toys and Collectibles who will have a booth at the show. I will be bringing some of our exclusive SWCA Vintage Kenner Tribute Posters with me to give away. If you're going, be sure to stop at NJ Toys and Collectibles booth to find out how you can get one! It's this Sunday only and I should be there sometime between 12:30 and 1:00 PM. For more show information, please visit http://www.newjerseycollectorscon.com/.

If you collect Jakks Pacific products, TARGET has put their exclusive 31" Shock Trooper on eBay for a mere $17.99 with FREE SHIPPING. That's like almost getting this large item for FREE! Special thanks to JTA reader Derek for the news!

Well, this is interesting. As of July 16, 2015 (right after SDCC this year and right before the Force Friday launch), Hasbro has posted an open position for Senior Brand Marketing Manager. A new position? A replacement position? Click through to read the job description. Special thanks to JTA reader Dan. D. for the alert to this.

Look what JTA Facebook fan Jonathan O. found at his local TARGET 10 hours ago! I have to admit that this is probably the most exciting thing I have seen hit TARGET shelves in years (price and all). Hey Jonathan! Get that Obi-Wan Kenobi/Super Battle Droid two-pack. It's the only place you'll find a Super Battle Droid with ball-jointed ankles! Not even the TVC version came with them!

Review: Kabe And Muftak - POTF2 [G/FF] - Internet Exclusive

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2015 at 12:05 AM ET |

One of the greatest exclusives of 1998 was the Kabe And Muftak internet exclusive. Check out why this is even a must-have today. 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.

Kabe And Muftak

The Phase II Clone Troopers are making their rounds through The Black Series. This time we look at the Clone Trooper Captain (#13) from The Black Series [Phase II]. Click below for our full Visual Guide. You can also check out our review right here.

Clone Trooper Captain (#13) - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase II]

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | July 30, 2015 at 08:21 PM ET |

Big Bad Toy Store sends in their latest newsletter featuring all of their latest pre-orders and new arrivals.

You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Big Bad Toy Store

The Black Series 3.75" Sees Wider Distribution In Spain

Posted by Paul | July 30, 2015 at 05:34 PM ET |

JTA reader Pr. Moriarty sends us a report that wave 7 of The Black Series 3.75" line is hitting Spain. Click through for his report!

Rebels Product Still Arriving At Marshalls And TJ Maxx

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

JTA moderator Sjefke writes in to let us know that Marshalls stores are still getting Rebels product. Sadly, this is the first time many Star Wars collectors have found rebels products in stores. Hard to believe, isn't it?

Gentle Giant just announced their 2015 Premier Guild Holiday Exclusive: Salacious Crumb Jumbo Figure. Click through for all of the details!

Sandtroopers.com Turns 15 This Month!

Posted by Paul | July 30, 2015 at 10:24 AM ET |

Happy 15th birthday/anniversary to our friends at colleagues at Sandtroopers.com! Click through for more!

Getting modern updates of the final fifteen 1985 POTF figures was always fun. Sadly, Lando Calrissian (In General's Gear) wasn't really perfect. He wasn't terrible either. 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 (In General's Gear)

Clone Commander Cody (#14) is our next update to The Black Series [Phase II] Visual Guide. Click below for our detailed guide page. You can also read our full review of this figure right here.

Clone Commander Cody (#14) - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase II]

First The Force Awakens Line Look Merchandise Leaks Onto Shelves!

Posted by Paul | July 29, 2015 at 01:51 PM ET |

JTA reader Logan P. sends us what appears to be the first sign of The Force Awakens merchandise on retail. We knew this was inevitable. Products will likely be leaking onto shelves the closer we get. While likely still a breach of contract, this piece of merchandise is relatively harmless. Keep your eyes peeled out there folks!

    

Review: Malakili (Rancor Keeper) - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 29, 2015 at 01:35 AM ET |

Thank you for the tremendous response to our celebration of 20 years of The Power Of The Force "2"! It exceeded our expectations! We will be returning to the other figures in the "Red" carded line look soon, but let''s finish up the "Green/Freeze Frame" phase first. Malakili (Rancor Keeper) is an excellent modern update to the 1984 vintage Kenner figure. But is it perfect? (No; judging by its peg-warming status in 1997 and 1998.) See it in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Malakili (Rancor Keeper)

The Speeder Bike with Biker Scout is a nice addition to The Black Series six inch line. We have our full Visual Guide below, and we have this set fully reviewed in our Research Droids Review.

Speeder Bike with Biker Scout - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase II]

First Order Stormtrooper: The Aftermarket

Posted by Paul | July 28, 2015 at 07:46 PM ET |

Do you want to know what the First Order Stormtroopers are going for on eBay now that the scalpers got them from Hasbro Toy Shop today? Take a look!

Timely TARGET Coupon For Force Friday Arriving In Mailboxes!

Posted by Paul | July 28, 2015 at 04:45 PM ET |

I have just received in the mail a decent TARGET coupon. Between July 29th and September 5th the coupon will give you a $5 gift card for a purchase of $50 or more. This will certainly come in handy for Force Friday. Click the thumbnail image below to see the full coupon. Be sure to check those mailboxes! Special thanks to JTA reader Derek fro the reminder about this coupon!

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Episode IV Princess Leia Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | July 28, 2015 at 02:25 PM ET |

The Hot Toys Princess Leia sixth scale figure is now up for pre-order...

First Order Aggravation?

Posted by Paul | July 28, 2015 at 02:21 PM ET |

The First Order Stormtrooper went up for sale at 11:23 AM and completely SOLD OUT at 11:30 AM. The buzz around the internet in a few short hours of its sell out is massive. There are angry collectors. There are indifferent collectors. And there are collectors who are just surprised that Hasbro Toy Shop could accommodate that many people in seven (7) short minutes. Where do you stand on the issue of exclusives and their availability? There are many differing opinions. But it's evident that most people are sick of this. Granted, a general marketplace version of this figure will be made available. But if you're a collector, wouldn't you want the collectors' version?

UPDATE: JTA reader The Force Collector forwards an email from Hasbro Toy Shop customer service.

Look at the deco on Luke Skywalker (In X-wing Fighter Pilot Gear) and then try to tell us you're not impressed. It was a testament to what Hasbro was capable of in the modern era. Check him out in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Luke Skywalker (In X-wing Fighter Pilot Gear)

Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) has been a popular figure to make in all formats, and Hasbro didn't waste much time producing a six inch version of this popular version of the Fett bounty hunter. Check out the full Visual Guide of this Walgreens exclusive figure by clicking the image below, and visit our review page for our analysis!

Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase II]

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles - 3.75

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2015 at 06:54 PM ET |

JTA sponsor NJ Toys and Collectibles has a FANTASTIC sale running right now. Get EVERY SINGLE The Black Series 3.75" figure from waves 7 and 8 for $10.19 each. EVERY figure is in stock (as of this post)!

He looks like He-Man a little bit, but Lando Calrissian has some nice points. 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.

Lando Calrissian

Even More The Force Awakens Products Revealed!

Posted by Paul | July 26, 2015 at 06:33 PM ET |

We have learned of a few more details regarding upcoming Hasbro assortments. Some is "old" news, but more importantly some is also "new" news, some with detail. We also have some clarification on other items from our Meijers report. Click through for more! Please note: take this and anything else we post with a grain of salt. It is only until Hasbro confirms it that you should believe it. We also don't know what retailer this information has come from or if some of the items may be exclusive to that store or not as this list compiles info from multiple places. Bold means it's the first time we're hearing about it.

Force Friday At TARGET: Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction, Or Is It?

Posted by Paul | July 26, 2015 at 05:50 PM ET |

We have been hearing insanely laughable whispers of what you might to expect to see at TARGET for Force Friday. Are you curious to see what the latest rumored developments are? Take it with a grain of salt until you see it on Force Friday (and maybe some things beforehand.... or not at all!) Click through for more!

Force Friday Toys R Us Exclusive 6" Figure?

Posted by Paul | July 26, 2015 at 05:40 PM ET |

Take this with a grain of salt until Force Friday of course, but we have just heard a "rumor" that Toys R Us will have an exclusive 6" The Black Series Episode 7 figure: Blue Trooper.

Today Is The 7 Year Anniversary Of 2008's TLC/TCW Product Launch!

Posted by Paul | July 26, 2015 at 01:19 PM ET |

Today is the 7th anniversary of 2008's The Legacy Collection/The Clone Wars product launch. (My goodness where does the time go?) Some of the greatest products of all time were part of this era. I was reminded of this checklist by seeing a post on Yakface.com's Facebook page. But look what kind of awesome notice we received from Hasbro about what to expect when the product went live for sale! Man, hopefully Disney can take good notes about what doesn't work with a "Mystery Box" launch, although stuff is leaking out exponentially by the moment. Disney needs to know the zealousness and passion Star Wars fans possess. It's not like we're waiting for the next princess to be revealed. In my opinion, Star Wars shouldn't be handled the same way. Click the image below to refresh your memories of these good times!

UPDATE!: JTA reader George T. graciously shares his photography from a Midnight Madness event from that night! He also included a pdf of the booklet that Hasbro gave out at the time as well! Check it out by clicking through!!

No Force Friday Event At Walmart In Canada

Posted by Paul | July 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM ET |

JTA reader Mike M. sends us information that Walmart in Canada WILL NOT be participating in Force Friday events. He then reached out to other retailers. Click through to read the details in his blog. He writes "Good Morning!I sent an email to WalMart Canada earlier this week and was told that they will not be taking part in “Force Friday.” I’ve posted the information on my blog. Thanks and #MTFBWY!"

He wasn't perfect, but Boba Fett changed the way collectors viewed action figures (in a good way). More importantly, he was essentially impossible to find in time for Christmas of 1995. Many collectors needed most of 1996 to locate this action figure. Leanr 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.

Boba Fett

The Black Series 3.75" Stuff Is Still Trickling Into Stores

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2015 at 11:08 PM ET |

Longtime JTA reader earthclanbootstrap eagerly sends us in a report because it's been months since he's found stuff. But he finally has! Click through for his multiple store reports!

Hasbro Pulse: Check Those Vital Signs!

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2015 at 10:59 PM ET |

If you signed up for the Hasbro Pulse thing, you've probably received your first correspondence from Hasbro in the mail. The feedback we're getting is not very positive. This very, very commercial program (which is open to everyone) doesn't seem to have the edge it needs to be useful for collectors. Maybe it needs time to get going, but I had a bad feeling about this from its official announcement. We understood it to be a medium for Hasbro to connect with collecting sites to be the voice for the collecting community (before it went public). It's shaping up to be anything but that. Again, it's too early to fret. But I personally received a Transformers comic (I have ZERO interest in Transformers and specifically selected Star Wars as my only interest.) See what JTA reader Ryan G. received as well by clicking through.

New Galactic Heroes Figures Hitting TARGET!

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2015 at 10:50 PM ET |

JTA reader K. Andrews has found the new Galactic Heroes figures we brought to your attention recently. They are beginning to hit brick and mortar! He writes "I was in a local Target (Gardena, CA) when I passed by the Star Wars section. I found a Black Series 6" Emperor, but also a few Galactic Heroes. Luke and Darth Vader so far. These came up for $4.99. K. Andrews."



Review: Princess Leia Organa - POTF2 [R] - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2015 at 01:35 AM ET |

Could this be the worst action figure Hasbro has ever sculpted? You'll have to decide. See the alarming Princess Leia Organa in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Princess Leia Organa

Next up for our Visual Guide updates is the over-sized Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) (#16) from The Black Series six inch line. Click below for the full details, and check in with our Research Droids Reviews database for all of the details on this figure.

Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) (#16) - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase II]

Uh-oh! It looks like someone at Meijers goofed! WARNING: SPOILERS APPLY!! We have a mod complete with toy descriptions of Episode 7 product due for Force Friday. The crazy thing? This Meijers store is claiming they will be putting the toys out July 27th (this is likely NOT happening)! Anyway, enjoy if you want to know some specifics on what's coming by clicking through!

UPDATE: NEW DETAILS REVEALED (3.75" Desert and Snow assortments!)

Review: Star Wars Rebels - S02E01-02: The Siege of Lothal

Posted by Chuck | July 24, 2015 at 12:50 PM ET |

Debuting at Star Wars Celebration for attendees, then surprisingly premiering over the summer for everyone else, the season 2 premiere of Star Wars Rebels kicked off with a bang! JTA's Mike Taber has our full review on this explosive episode right here!

Review: C-3PO - POTF2 [R] - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2015 at 12:40 AM ET |

The rumors ranged from being poisonous to being pulled because he was falling apart in the packaging, but C-3PO eventually saw release a couple of months after the first eight figures made it out despite the nonsense that surrounded him. 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.

C-3PO

Visual Guide Update - Chewbacca (#04) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2015 at 09:19 PM ET |

Chewbacca (#04) was a pleasant surprise from The Black Series [Phase II] six inch line, even though he towers nearly 8 inches tall! Check out our fully detailed Visual Guide below, and check out all of the details of this figure in our full write-up right here!

Chewbacca (#04) - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase II]

Our friends at Yakface.com have posted breaking news regarding an exclusive line of Disney die-cast metal highly detailed and articulated action figures. Click through for the full story.

Longtime JTA reader viperforce graciously sends us some beautiful images of the recently announced Hot Toys 1:6 scale Millennium Falcon as they set it up for Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong (ACGHK), the biggest pop-culture event in Hong Kong! We have an advanced sneak peek! Check out this beauty by clicking through!

The Black Series 3.75" Figures For A Low $2.50 Each!

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2015 at 12:20 PM ET |

JTA reader Zach P. writes in to let us and everyone else know that Fry's Marketplace stores are marking down The Black Series 3.75" figures as low as $2.50. To see if there is a location near you, click HERE.

Review: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi - POTF2 [R] - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2015 at 01:10 AM ET |

Another half-way decent figure in The Power Of The Force "2" first wave is Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi. With an admirable likeness and a less bulky body, he was warmly welcomed by collectors. See him 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.

Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

Visual Guide Update - Luke Skywalker (#03) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2015 at 07:41 PM ET |

Our The Black Series Six Inch Visual Guide Updates continue with a look at Luke Skywalker (#03) as he appeared in Return of the Jedi. Click below for the full Visual Guide. You can also read our in-depth review right here.

Luke Skywalker (#03) - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase II]

Jabba's Rancor Pit Found At Brick And Mortar!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2015 at 05:16 PM ET |

JTA reader and friend Jamie D. writes in to confirm that Jabba's Rancor Pit has hit brick and mortar. The set has arrived in Canada. Click the image to see it full-sized or click through to reader his report! In case you missed it, see our 132 image gallery and FULL REVIEW of it RIGHT HERE to see why you MUST own this set!!

TVC MagnaGuard Loose And Complete On eBay And Other Auctions!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2015 at 05:08 PM ET |

Hopefully this isn't old news for you. It's been a while since we've linked to the eBay auctions of tunghori. But to our big surprise he has listed loose 2010 TVC MagnaGuard (VC18) figures that are complete. This hard to find figure is often at the top of collectors' lists to even obtain loose as it wasn't widely available when originally released. He has it listed for a very reasonable $12.99 loose. You should also check out his other auctions as well. He has a ton of figures from The Clone Wars line for $5 and under and other gems. This is definitely worth checking out!

New TARGET Reset - Galactic Heroes Revealed (New TFA Packaging?)

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2015 at 11:27 AM ET |

Here is some interesting news for you collectors who shop at TARGET. A new reset is imminent and will transpire around August 3rd/4th. The only Star Wars figures slotted for the new reduced space are the 18" Jakks Pacific figures and Hot Wheels. This will also move to the "remote control" aisle. There will also be a four foot section of clearance as well. But there will literally be no action figures (what collectors consider action figures at least). Of special note, new Galactic Heroes/Jedi Force figures like the ones showing up on eBay from seller bluesduff2008 are also part of this new plan-o-gram. (Could this also be an indication of the new TFA packaging?) These include Luke & Wampa, Echo Base Encounter, Ewok Village Endor, Wicket W. Warrick and Han Solo & Tauntaun. (Some were revealed at 2015's Toy Fairs. Others weren't.) The DPCI numbers for these items should be forthcoming soon. It looks like we could see a huge purge across the land in other places too to gear up for September 4th!

  

Hasbro Toy Shop Restocks

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2015 at 11:10 AM ET |

HasbroToyShop.com has restocked all of wave 7 and eave 8 of The Black Series 3.75" line and they jacked up the price for all of them to $12.99 each. Also of note: the Luke Skywalker and Wampa Deluxe 6" set is STILL IN STOCK for a mere $34.99. Use code JULYSAVE for $10 off your order $50 and higher and all orders of $50 ship free. ("Shocking!") Special thank to friend Chris S. for the alert!

Visual Confirmation Of Build A Weapon Rumor And More Revealed!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2015 at 08:04 AM ET |

Following up on the latest developments regarding the Mission Series side of The Force Awakens line, JTA reader Mike R. alerts us to an ad which seemingly shows a few items that will be coming September 4, 2015. Nothing really new is shown (save for the Chewbacca mask), but it does confirm a Build A Weapon pack-in premium. This information originated at starwars7news.com. Check it out and let the repackaging begin!

Review: R2-D2 - POTF2 [R] - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2015 at 12:55 AM ET |

Here is a pretty nice R2-D2 figure. It's far from perfection, but it was a great first start. We continue to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of The Power Of The Force "2" line! We will be analyzing a dozen figures that began it all for the modern era of collecting. R2-D2 is 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.

R2-D2

Build A "Something" Returns, But It's NOT A Droid!

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2015 at 10:10 PM ET |

Rebelscum.com has discovered a new rumor with the Mission Series line: buildable weapons. We've gone from Build A Droid to Build A Weapon, folks. Check out the full report. We suppose this makes up for the $5 price hike (although Hasbro will be the first to concede they don't set the prices....)

Visual Guide Update - Darth Vader (#02) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2015 at 09:59 PM ET |

Darth Vader (#02) made his first appearance in the six-inch line in the first wave of The Black Series [Phase II]. You can click below to see our full Visual Guide. We also have our full review of this figure, including an additional gallery of images, right here.

Darth Vader (#02) - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase II]

This Article And Its Content Has Been Deleted....

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2015 at 03:09 PM ET |

UPDATE: We have been asked to remove the content and images posted in our article.

Review: Chewbacca - POTF2 [R] - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2015 at 12:40 AM ET |

Is it an ape or is it Chewbacca? You decide. We continue to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of The Power Of The Force "2" line! We will be analyzing a dozen figures that began it all for the modern era of collecting. Let's continue with Chewbacca, another figure that just didn't look right even in 1995. 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.

Chewbacca

Visual Guide Update - Sandtrooper (#01) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | July 20, 2015 at 10:21 PM ET |

Once the Sandtrooper was made in six-inch scale we fully expected to see the entire squad appear. We didn't have to wait long to see the next version, the Sandtrooper corporal, appearing as the first figure in The Black Series [Phase II] line. Check out the latest Visual Guide by clicking the image below, and read our full analysis of this figure in our Research Droids Review.

Sandtrooper (#01) - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase II]

Second Todd DeMartino Auction Ends At 9PM Tonight! Basic Figures!

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2015 at 05:02 PM ET |

The second phase of Todd DeMartino's Star Wars auction ends tonight at 9 PM EDT via Sellersville Auction LLC. Click through to see what goodies you can grab. Many basic figures are posted this time! Check them out!

1/6 Scale Millennium Falcon Revealed From Hot Toys!

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2015 at 09:38 AM ET |

Hot Toys shockingly announces a FULL SIZE Millennium Falcon in one-sixth scale. It will measure 18 feet x12 feet and be able to accompany one-sixth scale figures. The price will likely kill you. However, there is no clear indication if this will go into production for collectors as it's being advertised as more of a display at this point. More to follow. Check out the preview!

Review: Luke Skywalker - POTF2 - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2015 at 08:48 AM ET |

We are still celebrating the 20 year anniversary to The Power Of The Force "2" line! We are celebrating the birth of the modern era by looking at 12 figures that ushered in a new era of collecting. Let's continue with Luke Skywalker, another figure that just didn't look right even in 1995. 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.

Luke Skywalker

A Blast From The Past: Power Of The Force Too!

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2015 at 01:27 PM ET |

JTA moderator flamingtoilet alerted our attention to a very old website called Power Of The Force Too (that probably was in motion before any of the fan sites you visit today). It has been archived. I personally have never come across this ever. This is the timely for a couple of reasons. Firstly, we're celebrating 20 years of this line in our RDRs, and secondly, the humor is very reminiscent of what Mark Grimshaw (studlydudly) posted via his Karaoke Cantina comic strips. Check it out! (You have to love that mid-nineties high-rez photography!)

Target.com Changes Price Of TBS Deluxe; New Sale Starts Monday

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2015 at 01:17 PM ET |

Target.com has finally changed the price to The Black Series 6" Deluxe figures to $24.99. They are also running a buy one get one 50% off sale.We also received a tip that starting next week that the $19.99 6" line will be buy one get on 50% off too.

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys Warehouse Sale!

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2015 at 01:10 PM ET |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys is running a warehouse sale on many items, including Star Wars The Black Series 3.75" and 6" figures. Click through for more!

Review: Han Solo - POTF2 [R] - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2015 at 01:15 AM ET |

Happy 20 year anniversary to The Power Of The Force "2" line!! Do you believe we are twice as many years out from the very first 1995 POTF2 figures than we were when 1995 POTF2 was from the vintage Kenner 1985 line when it started up? This also means it's been 30 years since 1985 POTF! We are celebrating the birth of the modern era by looking at 12 figures that birthed a new era of collecting. Let's continue with Han Solo, another figure that just didn't look right even in 1995. 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.

Han Solo

It's A Plague We Tell You!

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2015 at 05:29 PM ET |

We hope that stores like this (in our immediate area) somehow find a way too rid themselves of the plague that is Princess Leia (Slave Outfit). These have been rotting since November 2013 and the store has received no other 6" figure since then. Also, in the last 12 months I have seen three new 3.75" super-articulated figures hanging from these pegs.

Review: Darth Vader - POTF2 [R] - (POTF2 20 Year Anniversary!)

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2015 at 12:08 AM ET |

Happy 20 year anniversary to The Power Of The Force "2" line!! Do you believe we are twice as many years out from the very first 1995 POTF2 figures than we were when 1995 POTF2 was from the vintage Kenner 1985 line when it started up? This also means it's been 30 years since 1985 POTF! Where does the time go! We are celebrating the birth of the modern era by looking at 12 figures that birthed a new era of collecting. Let's continue with Darth Vader, another figure that just didn't look right even in 1995. 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.

Darth Vader

Rest In Peace Mark, You'll Be Sorely Missed

Posted by Paul | July 17, 2015 at 09:45 AM ET |

It is with extremely heavy heart that I post this. Longtime JTA reader and personal friend of mine Mark Grimshaw (known as studlydudly here at JTA) has passed away. He was an amazing person, fun collecting buddy and possessed a corny side which all made us laugh: his cantina karaoke cartoons (you can see many of them posted in our RDRs). He was a fixture at many fan sites including our friends at BanthaSkull.com and Yakface.com. I will miss him terribly. Life has no guarantees. Always strive to be good to others and make it matter. I am personally devastated by this loss. I am so glad I "harassed" him into finding Chuck at SWCA to get his poster. Rest in peace, Mark. You'll be sorely missed.

Review: Stormtrooper - POTF2 [R] - (POTF2 20 Year Anniversary!)

Posted by Paul | July 17, 2015 at 08:54 AM ET |

Happy 20 year anniversary to The Power Of The Force "2" line!! The very first modern Star Wars collection turns 20 years old this month! Do you believe we are twice as many years out from the very first 1995 POTF2 figures than we were when 1995 POTF2 was from the vintage Kenner 1985 line when it started up? This also means it's been 30 years since 1985 POTF! Where does the time go! We are celebrating the birth of the modern era by looking at 12 figures that birthed a new era of collecting. Let's start with the Stormtrooper, a figure that just didn't look right even in 1995. 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.

Stormtrooper

Visual Guide Update - Clone Trooper (#14) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | July 16, 2015 at 10:17 PM ET |

The Black Series [Phase I] saw its first six-inch Clone Trooper in the final wave. Click below to check out the Attack of the Clones Clone Trooper (#14) Visual Guide. You can also see our full review and additional photo gallery right here.

Clone Trooper (#14) - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase I]

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | July 16, 2015 at 10:11 PM ET |

Check out the latest Big Bad Toy Store newsletter. for all of the latest pre-orders and new arrivals.

You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Big Bad Toy Store

George Lucas To Receive Kennedy Center Honor Award

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2015 at 05:11 PM ET |

George Lucas is gearing up to receive the Kennedy Center Honors award. Rolling Stone has the story! Special thanks to JTA behind-the-scenes man Martin M. for the alert!

Get A Sneak Peek At Star Wars: Aftermath Today

Posted by Chuck | July 16, 2015 at 01:23 PM ET |

Star Wars: Aftermath debuts September 4th to kick off a bridge trilogy leading up to the theatrical release of The Force Awakens. Entertainment Weekly has a sneak peak at the opening chapters today, givings us a glimpse at the direction the story will take. I want to read it all.... NOW! You can pre-order this on Amazon.com!

Review: Cad Bane (In Denal Disguise) - 1:6 Scale Figure

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2015 at 12:10 AM ET |

This is one clever way to utilize an existing body type and corresponding clone armor. Sideshow has just released the gorgeous Cad Bane (In Denal Disguise) 1:6 Scale Figure which really gives us two characters from The Clone Wars at once. 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.

Cad Bane (In Denal Disguise)

Visual Guide Update - Obi-Wan Kenobi (#10) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | July 15, 2015 at 10:12 PM ET |

We are filling a few holes in our The Black Series Visual Guide for our next run of updates. First up is Obi-Wan Kenobi (#10) from the inaugural The Black Series [Phase I] line. Click below for the full Visual Guide, and flashback to our full review of this figure right here in our Research Droids Reviews!

Obi-Wan Kenobi (#10) - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase I]

Amazon.com Celebrates Prime Day Today With Tons of Sales

Posted by Chuck | July 15, 2015 at 03:43 PM ET |

Amazon.com is celebrating Prime Day today, with tons of deals across the board. There's been several Star Wars items throughout the day. Make sure to stop by and see what they have!

Review: Jabba's Rancor Pit - TBS [P2] - Toys R Us Exclusive

Posted by Paul | July 15, 2015 at 12:14 AM ET |

Here is your first look at The Black Series [Phase II] Toys R Us exclusive Jabba's Rancor Pit in its entirety. It also closes the chapter on TBS [P2] line as well! We're officially done with this collection now! We break down the entire set with our full analysis and 132 image gallery. This set brings us the greatest 3.75" Jabba The Hutt figure, a better Rancor, a better Luke Skywalker and three other TVC quality figures for a very fair price. The set is impressive and large and you need it for your collection. For fun, we also recreate the scenes in ROTJ from the arrival of Boushh to the death of the rancor. Learn everything you need to know about this wonderful exclusive 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.

Jabba's Rancor Pit

A Must Read Article About The Mystery Box That Is Force Friday!

Posted by Paul | July 15, 2015 at 12:13 AM ET |

Read this article from our friends at Yakface.com! It's a must! I can't believe Jayson has become this vocal. I am impressed.

Turn your heads kids! She's another scantily clad female action figure with a chain around her neck!! The Oola And Salacious Crumb Fan Club exclusive two -pack should be a clue for you as to what's coming tomorrow in our Research Droids Reviews. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Oola And Salacious Crumb

TBS6 Slave Leia Makes Evening News For All The Wrong Reasons

Posted by Paul | July 14, 2015 at 07:48 AM ET |

Will this never end? The Black Series 6" Princess Leia (Slave Outfit) makes the evening news on Fox 29 Philadelphia for all the wrong reasons again. Not that she looks like Jon Favreau. Not that this figure has some of the worst paint operations ever encountered in the TBS6 line (dripping eyes anyone?). Not that her premium soft-goods have been cut from the same material as elementary school Field Day ribbons. Not that it was the absolute wrong first choice for Princess Leia in this scale. No. A figure that has been warming the pegs since Fall 2013 makes the news almost two years after its release because it's "inappropriate" for small children. An overprotective single father of two started up the drama this time. See the FULL REPORT here. It's time to remove her from the shelves altogether. We're all sick and tired of looking at her, Hasbro. Even Yarna moved out more quickly than this.

    

JTA Regular And Close Friend Dale Hopkins: Go Fund Him Please!

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2015 at 09:00 PM ET |

Please consider helping my good friend Dale Hopkins who has just been diagnosed with a blood cancer affliction. He is an incredible selfless human being with more love and care in his heart than I have ever seen. He's a regular here at JTA and we all wish him a quick and speeder recovery, but he needs help in order to heal and get back to normal. Please click through for his story. His Go Fund Me page can be found RIGHT HERE.

SDCC Hasbro Q and A Sessions Begin Getting Posted

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2015 at 08:50 PM ET |

A few sites have begun posting their Q&As from San Diego Comic Con this year. Click through for a list of who has published their results. I don't know guys and gals. It seems the answer to the question "What can collectors expect for 3.75?" gets the following response: "Everything is perfectly alright now. We're fine. We're all fine here now. Thank you. How are you?" We're not kidding. Listen/look for yourselves. Sounds more like they're sweating bullets to avoid the question to me. The same applies to other questions for which we want answers. (Sigh....)

UPDATE: More sites added!

Happy 73rd Birthday Harrison Ford!

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2015 at 08:42 PM ET |

Happy 73rd birthday Harrison Ford!

You Can't Make A Sail Barge But You Can Make A Supersized TIE?

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2015 at 08:30 PM ET |

Our friends at Yakface.com have put together a great little article suggesting collectors to consider what Hasbro says "no" to versus the 'HUGE" stuff they are making that we DIDN'T ask for. Weigh in your own two cents on the article.

The Vintage Collection Remnants Found At Shopko

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2015 at 08:11 PM ET |

JTA Facebook reader Joshua J. also writes in to let us know that his local Shopko has The Vintage Collection figures for $9.99 in pretty good shape as well!

JTA Facebook reader Joshua J. writes in to let us that he has found The Black Series 3.75" figures at Walgreens for a mere $6.26. It might be worth checking your local location.

Disney Interactive brings blockbuster Star Wars and Disney Video Games to D23 Expo 2015. Click through for the full press release.

Review: Ewoks: Wicket & Logray - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2015 at 01:25 AM ET |

The first modern Ewoks came in the form of a two-pack. Check out the Ewoks: Wicket & Logray set in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Ewoks: Wicket & Logray

Check out the correctly colored Captain Han Solo (Hoth) [Brown Jacket Version] 1:6 Scale 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.

Captain Han Solo (Hoth) [Brown Jacket Version]

SDCC Hasbro Booth Gallery (New Images)

Posted by Paul | July 11, 2015 at 11:44 AM ET |

Rebelscum also has close up pictures from the Hasbro booth. Check it out where you can see the 6" Jango Fett wiithout his helmet on his head.

SDCC LEGO Booth Gallery

Posted by Paul | July 11, 2015 at 11:42 AM ET |

There is a nice gallery by Rebelscum of the LEGO booth. Check it out!

Topps Collectors Will Want To Stop By Their Booth Today At SDCC

Posted by Chuck | July 11, 2015 at 10:02 AM ET |

Topps will be busy at SDCC today. Here's what collectors can expect:

  • At 1pm Topps will be giving away their new Topps Star Wars Galactic Connexions trading discs to 50 lucky fans. The disc features the First Order Stormtrooper which will only be available at SDCC in an extremely limited quantity of 250. Topps Star Wars Galactic Connexions will be on sale on Force Friday September 4th exclusively in Walmart with 85 characters to collect.
  • Next up - Topps will be hosting Steve Blum, the voice of Zeb from Star Wars Rebels, at their booth at 3:30pm. He will be signing Topps cards for the first 50 fans.
  • Also, Topps has oversized vintage style cards  for sale. There are ten sets to collect, each with ten cards for a total of 100 to collect. Quantities are limited!

Review: Tauntaun (Deluxe) - 1:6 Scale Figure (Related Product)

Posted by Paul | July 11, 2015 at 12:47 AM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles cleverly engineered the perfect Tauntaun (Deluxe) 1:6 Scale Figure related product. Sure, it's more of a polystone statue, but you just have to see what this piece can do in order to appreciate it. 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.

Tauntaun (Deluxe)

Head 'Em Up, Move 'Em Out!

Posted by Paul | July 10, 2015 at 08:54 PM ET |

JTA good friend Chris S. sends us an image where his local Walmart has put EVERYTHING Star Wars related on clearance, including the newly arrives 6" figures.

Sideshow Collectibles has the Toy Fair exclusive Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise) up for pre-order. Click here for the pre-order page and full gallery.

Hasbro SDCC Presentation Discussion - LIVE blog has ended

Posted by Paul | July 10, 2015 at 03:14 PM ET |

The Hasbro panel is happening right now, and you can follow LIVE over on StarWars.com. Make sure to come back and discuss everything right here in this thread! We'll update this post after with all of the new information.

You can also join us on our Facebook page for the latest updates.

UPDATE: The live blog has ended but the discussion continues right here!

UPDATE: Hasbro Presentation PRESS IMAGES uploaded to our Facebook page. A figure that wasn't mentioned during the presentation is revealed: Captain Rex (old) from Rebels!

Review: Leia (In Boushh Disguise) - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

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

This figure was a surprise carry-forward in 1997. See Leia (In Boushh Disguise) 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.

Leia (In Boushh Disguise)

Check Out The Sideshow Collectibles Booth!

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2015 at 09:06 PM ET |

Rebelscum updates with a nice gallery of the Sideshow Collectibles booth.

Hot Toys seems to be the new standard in high-end quality with their aggressive launch of Star Wars products. At this years SDCC they have unveiled several off-the-charts 1/6 scale accessories: A Millennium Falcon cockpit and an entire TIE Fighter! Click through for a breakdown of all of their newly displayed items!

Jabba's Rancor Pit IN STOCK At ToysRUs.com!

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2015 at 10:41 AM ET |

Hurry! The Black Series 3.75" Jabba's Rancor Pit is now available in stock and ready to ship (FOR FREE!) at ToysRUs.com!

UPDATE: This item is toggling in an out of stock. As of this update it is still in stock. Don't wait if you "may" want this item.

First Look At The Hot Toys Booth - Preview Night

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2015 at 08:25 AM ET |

Our friends at Rebelscum also have the first look at the Hot Toys booth where a gorgeous Princess Leia Organa figure is revealed.

First Look At The Hasbro Booth - Preview Night

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2015 at 08:02 AM ET |

Our friends at Rebelscum have the first look at the Hasbro booth. As you know, nothing new was revealed, but feel free to check out what was shown. Rebelscum does reveal however that Mission Series will retail for $14.99 this fall! So much for affordable budget figures that now cost the same price as a super-articulated figure a few years ago!

Complete Chaos At Hasbro Booth For First Order Stormtrooper

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2015 at 07:55 AM ET |

This is why I don't attend these insane conventions. Probably 70% of these purchasers aren't even fans/collectors. According to bleedingcool.com, Hasbro was ill-prepared for the First Order Stormtrooper madness. Like people getting knocked down and security unable to control the hoards madness. Be thankful most of us are keyboard jockeys for this event. By the way, I LOVE the reader who commented and coined the term "hygienically challenged". I couldn't have worded that better.

UPDATE: Our friends at Yakface.com have confirmed that this will go for sale at Hasbro Toy Shop on July 28. They advise to plan accordingly.

Review: Holographic R2-D2 - ST - Droid Factory

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2015 at 01:35 AM ET |

Here is the other Disney exclusive figure for 2015, Holographic R2-D2. It's actually pretty cool. And it is probably the most ironic action figure ever produced. 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.

Holographic R2-D2

Our friend flyguy has alluded to some disappointing news for this year's SDCC that has been the writing on the wall for quite some time now. Click through to see the wonderful news.

UPDATE: We have learned that there will be NO NEW FIGURES REVEALED until FRIDAY, unless it just refers to a special figure reveal, at 1:30 PM convention time.

It all began this month 20 years ago!

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Millennium Falcon Cockpit Environment

Posted by Chuck | July 08, 2015 at 01:22 PM ET |

Hot off of the recent Hot Toys 1/6th Scale Millennium Falcon Cockpit environment announcement, we received some additional detailed images of this amazing accessory! Click through to have a look!

Disney released the official Star Wars app today, promising to bring all the latest news direcly from LucasFilm to your mobile device. Get all the details at StarWars.com!

Review: Bossk - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 08, 2015 at 12:50 AM ET |

One of the better figures from the 1997 POTF2 line is Bossk. True to form and excellently sculpted and painted, the figure holds up well even today. 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.

Bossk

The Next Star Wars Anthology Film Will Feature A Young Han Solo

Posted by Chuck | July 07, 2015 at 05:42 PM ET |

It's official! The long rumored Han Solo film has been officially announced. Click through for the full article! To be released May 25, 2018, this film will focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

Review: Han Solo (In Trench Coat) - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2015 at 09:11 AM ET |

The 1997 POTF2 Han Solo (In Endor Gear) didn't bring much new to the table, except a big variation. 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.

Han Solo (In Endor Gear)

Following up our review from yesterday, today we are adding the First Order Stormtrooper to our Visual Guides! Click below to have a look at the very first The Force Awakens action figure to be released! This will be one of the most sought after exclusives at SDCC, but unless you specifically want the exclusive packaging and booklet, have no fear for you will be able to get this figure as a basic release soon enough. A big thanks to Hasbro and HunterPR for sending us this sample to share with everyone! You'll also find a link on the Visual Guide page for a high resolution PDF of the included booklet.

First Order Stormtrooper - Six Inch - The Black Series [Phase III]

Review: Rebel Fleet Trooper - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2015 at 08:28 AM ET |

The 1997 POTF2 Rebel Fleet Trooper is a hot mess. 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.

Rebel Fleet Trooper

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles - TBS Waves 7/8

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2015 at 08:27 AM ET |

We have the latest newsletter for NJ Toys And Collectibles! Click through for the latest news!

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

Posted by Paul | July 05, 2015 at 12:05 AM ET |

It's our very first taste of The Force Awakens! See the SDCC exclusive First Order Stormtrooper. Special thanks to Hasbro and Hunter PR for providing us with this sample for review and archiving. Click through to see and read all you need to know about 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.

First Order Stormtrooper

Well, this is odd. Unless this is a Hot Toys release, Sideshow Collectibles just announced another Darth Maul 1:6 Scale Figure, which goes against their philosophy to redo the same character twice. We actually aren't complaining, but it's interesting that they're doing a new version of him. It's bound to be incredible however!

Sideshow Collectibles Reveal McQuarrie Boba Fett Statue!

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2015 at 10:21 PM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles, via their online Comic Con, have revealed a cool McQuarrie Boba Fett statue. Check out the preview!

Prototype Boba Fett Found In Mexico

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2015 at 11:25 AM ET |

The Prototype Boba Fett has made its way to Mexico and can be found at a multitude of locations. JTA reader Mijail has the scoop by clicking through.

Rebels Saga Legends Will Ring Up For Less Than $2

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2015 at 11:21 AM ET |

As a follow up to our previous story, we can confirm that if you have any straggling Rebels Saga Legends figures in your local TARGET store that they will ring up for a piddly $1.78 each (via LRT/not register), the last price in their computers.

Happy Fourth Of July!

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2015 at 11:16 AM ET |

Jedi Temple Archives wishes our friends, affiliates, sponsors and readers a very Happy July 4th holiday!

Review: Hoth Rebel Soldier - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2015 at 01:10 AM ET |

He is the very first modern Rebel Commander figure! Check out the Hoth Rebel Soldier 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.

Hoth Rebel Soldier

First Report Of Rebels Product Found At Discount Chain TJ Maxx

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

Well, it was inevitable. With the horrid distribution of the Rebels line, it was only a matter time before we started finding products at discount chains. The first retail "discount" store report is here! Class II vehicles have been found at TJ Maxx stores. Special thanks to JTA reader Chris for the news!

Review: Endor Rebel Soldier - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 03, 2015 at 01:20 AM ET |

He is the very first modern Rebel Commando! Check out the Endor Rebel Soldier 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

Sideshow Collectibles 1:6 Scale Jawas Pre-order Up!

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2015 at 05:29 PM ET |

The pre-order is up for Sideshow Collectibles' beautiful 1:6 Scale Figure Jawas set. Click through to place your order!?

Sideshow Collectibles Announces Imperial AT-AT Driver!

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2015 at 05:27 PM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles reveals a 1:6 Scale Imperial AT-AT Driver figure! How cool is this?

The Black Series 6" Fans' Choice Poll is now live at StarWars.com and there are some great choices. Leave your thoughts in our comments! (Hey, just so you know, General Grievous is already coming, don't waste your votes on him!)

And The Winner "Almost" Is....

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2015 at 08:57 AM ET |

We should be hearing from Hasbro shortly about how to vote in the final stage of The Black Series 6" Fans' Choice Poll. If you're interested in seeing who the clear leader in this poll is (and how it will influence or not influence you to vote in the final round at StarWars.com), then click through to see who that candidate is at the moment. The only issue we see with it so far is that Rebelscum.com (and maybe one other site) has not reported their results yet. Data will certainly change a bit when that becomes public knowledge. JediDefender.com has put together their own little scientific results of the top ranking candidates.

Review: 8D8 - POTF2 - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2015 at 12:40 AM ET |

Here is another droid from The Power Of The Force "2" Freeze Frame line. Let's check out the awesome 8D8 torture droid. 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.

8D8

Rebels Line Look No Longer Recognized By TARGET Computer

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2015 at 05:01 PM ET |

This really isn't anything too newsworthy, but it's more likely than not that if you find a Rebels figure at you local TARGET store that the system won't recognize the UPC any longer. While we understand the need for retail to prepare for The Force Awakens line, do any of you find it odd that Hasbro just didn't continue this assortment number to keep product active during the live airings of the show? We hope that most of these Rebels figures make their way into the new line look this September, especially Chopper. Special thanks to friend Chris S. for the image!

TBS 3.75" Wave 7 And Wave 8 Hits Forbidden Planet In The UK!

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2015 at 04:50 PM ET |

JTA reader Xo-tica from the UK eagerly sends us a report that waves 7 and 8 of The Black Series 3.75" line has arrived at Forbidden Planet in his neck of the woods. Click through for his report!

    

The Black Series 6" Wave 9 In Stock And On Sale For $71.99

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2015 at 04:43 PM ET |

For those of you who missed our Facebook post on this, HasbroToyShop.com has The Black Series 6" wave 9 in stock and on sale for $71.99. Special thanks to JTA reader TheForceCollector and others for the alert!

Review: 2-1B Medic Droid - POTF2 [G/FF] - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2015 at 05:10 AM ET |

July is "pot luck" month. Let's look at 2-1B Medic Droid from the POTF2 line. This droid is 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.

2-1B Medic Droid

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