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July 2014

Review: Bastila Shan - TBS [P1] - Basic (#20)

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2014 at 06:06 AM EDT |

When news broke that Hasbro would be bringing forward figures from The Vintage Collection into The Black Series line, Bastila Shan was one of the first announced. Would you believe she has a completely new and much more accurate paint job now? It's really like getting a new figure. 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.

Bastila Shan

Visual Guide Update - Dak Ralter (#25) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | July 31, 2014 at 09:33 PM EDT |

Dak Ralter gets a reboot in today's Visual Guide Update! Click below to check out one of the first carry-forwards from The Vintage Collection, complete with the proper name spelling! You can also read our full Research Droids Review to see just how different this figure is from his TVC counterpart.

Dak Ralter (The Black Series #25)

Wolfpack Ultimate Gift Set TARGET eBay Deal!

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2014 at 08:46 PM EDT |

Get the Wolfpack Ultimate Gift Set from TARGET on their eBay store for only $24.99 (discounted down from $59.99) with FREE shipping. Special thanks to JTA reader Ben Y. for the heads up!

18 Figure Case Assortment Cancelled: Change Is In The Air Already!

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2014 at 01:01 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have posted a report that the 18 figure Fall wave case assortment that BanthSkull.com/JTA revealed has been "cancelled". As evidenced by the pitiful 3.75" showing at SDCC, this makes complete sense. It's likely those 18 figures will be broken down into two more waves with the next six figure wave getting shown at NYCC and the final 3.75" six figure wave shown for Toy Fair 2015 and with the move Hasbro is making by offering solid case assortments, there may no longer be a need for mixed cases going forward. Still, more must be investigated before anything is confirmed. (The March 2015 placard dates are making MORE and MORE sense.) Yakface.com alludes to receiving future information, so we will post an update as warranted.

The Black Series Wave 4 Shipping From Amazon

Posted by Chuck | July 31, 2014 at 11:21 AM EDT |

Amazon.com has started shipping Wave 4 en masse! If you haven't picked any of these up yet get them before the prices go up! As of this post, the Snowtrooper Commander has already gone up!

Found! More The Black Series 6-inch Deluxe Assortment Finds

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2014 at 11:20 AM EDT |

Found! We just found the new The Black Series Deluxe figures at (yawn...) TARGET in the Philly area. Oh excuse us! It's just that we have something more exciting in the works for our RDRs that we believe will make jaws drop. But don't worry, we'll get to these new store finds shortly!

The Black Series 6-inch Wave 4 Found At TARGET!

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2014 at 05:48 AM EDT |

It appears the floodgates are opening up again! JTA reader seclorus snaps us this image of wave 4 of The Black Series 6" line that was found at his local TARGET in MT. It may be time to get back out there and hunt! Let us know what you find! (It's so encouraging to see Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper hitting pegs again!)

Review: Dak Ralter - TBS [P1] - Basic (#25)

Posted by Paul | July 31, 2014 at 12:05 AM EDT |

We continue looking at new as well as some "newish" Star Wars action figures in The Black Series wave 4. It's now time for a repaint. And what a great repaint it is because Hasbro cast the face in flesh colored plastic instead of painting it that color. Check out Dak Ralter 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.

Dak Ralter

Tonight's Visual Guide update features another gem from Wave 4 of The Black Series: Snowtrooper Commander. Click below to check out the guide, and catch up on our full review to find out why we are raving about this figure!

Snowtrooper Commander (The Black Series #24)

Shocking But Seemingly True: TBS Wave 4 Hitting Globally At Once?

Posted by Paul | July 30, 2014 at 10:13 AM EDT |

Found! JTA Scottish reader Darth G. let's us know that The Black Series wave 4 has hit the UK! And with recent reports of wave 4 landing from online shops it appears that the world is getting this wave at once. Click through for his report!

Review: Snowtrooper Commander - TBS [P1] - Basic (#24)

Posted by Paul | July 30, 2014 at 12:40 AM EDT |

As we continue our look at new Star Wars action figures, we look at one of the nicest figures from The Black Series wave 4. Hasbro has finally gotten the Snowtrooper Commander action figure right! And Original Trilogy purists will be THRILLED that there is no clone head underneath the helmet. In fact, there isn't a removable helmet here at all! 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.

Snowtrooper Commander

Visual Guide Update - Toryn Farr (#23) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | July 29, 2014 at 09:40 PM EDT |

The Black Series Wave 4 comes with its ups and downs. Toryn Farr is definitely one of the ups! Click below to check out the complete Visual Guide, and see what we like about her in our Research Droids Review!

Toryn Farr (The Black Series #23)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | July 29, 2014 at 09:04 PM EDT |

Please stop by and check out JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store's latest newsletter!

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Star Wars Action News - Episode 429: SDCC Part 1

Posted by Chuck | July 29, 2014 at 09:01 PM EDT |

2014's San Diego Comic-Con International is in the books, but there was so much at the convention it is impossible to absorb it all in 5 days—both for those at the convention as well as fans watching from home. But now that the chaos is over take time to absorb all the news about new and upcoming releases from Hasbro, Sideshow Collectibles, eFX Collectibles, Gentle Giant, and Kotobukiya! If you missed their panels on Friday you can relive them on Star Wars Action News' first part of their SDCC coverage. Watch these presentations and find out about all the upcoming new items.

Then join us later for the second part of San Diego Comic-Con coverage with exclusive interviews, product reviews, and news about all the exclusives at the convention!

Q and A of the Day: Day 72

Posted by Paul | July 29, 2014 at 07:01 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 72. Topic: Were your underwear soiled? Mine weren't....

   

Imperial Shadow Squadron Boxed Image

Posted by Paul | July 29, 2014 at 03:26 PM EDT |

Our friends at Jedi News have revealed on their Facebook page details surrounding the Imperial Shadow Squadron set (which will be a TARGET exclusive in the USA).

Kaiyodo To Produce Star Wars Collectibles Also!

Posted by Paul | July 29, 2014 at 03:12 PM EDT |

Site Taghobby.com, a Japanese site, has posted images revealing new Star Wars stuff coming in a new scale from company Kaiyodo. Guess what? They ALSO make 6" figures. Check them out!

Sponsor Announcement: Beyond Mortality Toys

Posted by Chuck | July 29, 2014 at 02:06 PM EDT |

With San Diego behind us now, and the rest of the year partially revealed Beyond Mortality Toys has SERIOUSLY restocked on SPEEDER BIKES, Black Series 6" and 3.75", as well as expanded our selection of in stock items store wide!

NEWLY UP FOR PRE-ORDER
Announced at SDCC was the LUKE AND WAMPA and the HAN AND TAUNTAUN Deluxe Black Series 6" sets!  We've got those up right now for pre-order and until July 31 get 15% off and FREE SHIPPING to the UNITED STATES and CANADA!

Click through for the full newsletter!

Review: Toryn Farr - TBS [P1] - Basic (#23)

Posted by Paul | July 29, 2014 at 01:35 AM EDT |

We continue our look at new Star Wars action figures! Toryn Farr is one of the shining stars of The Black Series wave 4. Learn all about her 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.

Toryn Farr

Visual Guide Update - Yoda (#22) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | July 28, 2014 at 09:23 PM EDT |

The Black Series highly anticipated TESB Yoda was a huge disappointment. Check out the full Visual Guide to see what this figure is made of! And, read our complete breakdown on why this figure didn't meet expectations in our Research Droids Review!

Yoda (The Black Series #22)

The Black Series TARGET Exclusive Shadow Squadron Details!

Posted by Paul | July 28, 2014 at 10:34 AM EDT |

We and our friends from BanthaSkull.com have some information to share with you from a mutual confidential source. The Black Series 6" TARGET exclusive Shadow Squadron will retail for $49.99 and the DPCI is 087-06-1202. It's due for early November!

Review: Yoda - TBS [P1] - Basic (#22)

Posted by Paul | July 28, 2014 at 09:27 AM EDT |

We continue looking at new figures! We had some time to fully digest the Yoda [Dagobah Training] figure from The Black Series line. It's very disappointing, especially when you look at what could have been. See our full assessment on why this is the case 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

The Black Series Bastila Shan Available Again At Amazon.com

Posted by Chuck | July 27, 2014 at 10:03 PM EDT |

Bastila Shan (TBS #20) is available for pre-order (with a ship date just days away) for $10.99. Click here to secure this figure! Thanks to JTA reader Michael for the heads up that this is back in stock.

Visual Guide Update - Luke Skywalker (#21) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | July 27, 2014 at 09:58 PM EDT |

We kick off another run of Visual Guides with the next wave from The Black Series. First up we take a look at Luke Skywalker (TBS #21). Click below to check out our detailed guide, and don't forget to read our full review on this figure right here!

Luke Skywalker (The Black Series #21)

Found! Holy moly! JTA reader Steve P. writes in to let us know he found The Black Series Deluxe 6" Biker Scout on Speeder Bike at his local TARGET. Click through for more!

Review: Luke Skywalker - TBS [P1] - Basic (#21)

Posted by Paul | July 27, 2014 at 12:19 PM EDT |

It's time for new figures! We had some time to fully digest the Luke Skywalker [Dagobah Training] figure from The Black Series line. Dare we say we don't think it's as bad as most think it is? See our full assessment on why this is the case 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

SDCC 2014: Hasbro - Your Questions Answered!

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

Here you go! Get ready for some more non-answers again! I also don't know how I let so many Episode VII questions get by me. We ALL should know those answers by now: HASBRO CANNOT ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT EPISODE VII. So we are NEVER going to ask them again, OK? They're on the "no no" list going forward. Whoever did ask will be banned from JTA. (Just kidding.) We do however get some cool info out of Hasbro which may be of some benefit to you, so be sure to click through for more!

It's an old SDCC exclusive, but it's quite serendipitous that it was announced during SDCC this year as a 6" exclusive now. See what you can/might expect in The Black Series line by checking out the original 3.75" scaled Shadow Scout (With Speeder Bike) from the 30 (77-07) line. 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.

Shadow Scout (With Speeder Bike)

Found! Battle On Endor Toys R Us Exclusive

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2014 at 11:18 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that the Battle On Endor Toys R Us exclusive has been found at brick and mortar. Now for the funny part. Guess how much it is? Click through to find out!

Pre-order The SDCC Exclusive TBS6 Jabba's Throne At Robot Kingdom!

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2014 at 11:05 PM EDT |

Worried about missing him on HasbroToyShop this year? RobotKingdom.com has the Jabba's Throne SDCC exclusive up for pre-order for an acceptable $79.90. The issue? The shipping. I tested an order for myself and it came to $40. But if you can't take the risk of missing out from HTS, then you may want to order it now so you don't lose out on it. Limit of one per person and they aren't guaranteeing any mint pieces.

SDCC 2014: Hasbro Gallery 2 - Presentation Reveals

Posted by Chuck | July 25, 2014 at 06:39 PM EDT |

Hasbro updated their booth to show all of the new reveals from the presentation. Click through for a look at our Hasbro gallery, post-presentation!

      

SDCC 2014: Hasbro After Presentation Booth Video Posted!!!

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2014 at 06:23 PM EDT |

We have posted our video of the SDCC Hasbro booth after the presentation! Check it out!

SDCC 2014: Hasbro Press Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 25, 2014 at 06:20 PM EDT |

Hasbro has distributed their official press picture to the fan sites. Click through for a look at the full gallery!

      

StarWars.com has posted HI-REZ images of all of the Star Wars stuff from today's SDCC Hasbro presentation. Check them all out!!

   

Holdover Images Posted On Our Facebook Page

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2014 at 03:51 PM EDT |

Our WiFi crapped out on us, so we couldn't upload the images, but for the time being we have shared images from our friends around the web on our Facebook page. Check them out!

Amazon Opens Pre-orders For Final Orange The Black Series Wave

Posted by Chuck | July 25, 2014 at 03:29 PM EDT |

Amazon has just opened pre-orders for the final wave of The Black Series Phase I! Still no Wedge Antilles...

   

SDCC 2014: Hasbro Presentation Live Blog

Posted by Chuck | July 25, 2014 at 02:35 PM EDT |

Join us in our LIVE BlOG of the Hasbro Panel!

Latest Star Wars: Rebels Clip Reveals A Nod To 1979 Kenner

Posted by Chuck | July 25, 2014 at 11:28 AM EDT |

If you watch carefully you just might see a nice surprise in the latest Star Wars: Rebels clip debuting at SDCC! Click through to check it! Perhaps we will actually see a modern release for this figure as it appeared in 1979!

SDCC 2014: Gentle Giant Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 25, 2014 at 10:07 AM EDT |

Next up for our SDCC galleries is a small look at what's coming from Gentle Giant. Click through to check out their upcoming mini busts, jumbo figures, and maquettes.

      

R5-G19: Definitely Utilizes Build A Droid Sculpt

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2014 at 09:40 AM EDT |

At Toy Fair this year we reported that although Hasbro showed R5-G19 with a Build A Droid sculpt that the final release would be an all-new figure. We can unequivocally confirm to you today that the final release will indeed sport the Build A Droid sculpt. It will NOT be an all-new figure as Hasbro first indicated to us. This will elate some and disappoint others, but it gives us greater hope that the rumored C-3PO The Black Series 3.75" figure may also likely sport the Build A Droid sculpt too. We'll all find that out that tidbit later today.

UPDATE: UK Disney Store Has Talking Chewbacca For Order Online!

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2014 at 08:13 AM EDT |

With special thanks to JTA UK reader Slinky Sid for the alert, the Talking Chewbacca is available to order (it looks to be in stock and not a pre-order at the moment) on Disney's UK website. Still no sign of the Boba Fett figure yet. Check it out. It looks great!

UPDATE: JTA reader Joe G. let us know that he found the Talking Chewbacca in the USA in Indiana as well. So these are arriving worldwide apparently.

Review: TIE Fighter - ROTS - TARGET Exclusive

Posted by Paul | July 25, 2014 at 12:25 AM EDT |

It's quite strange that we received the first modern correctly scaled TIE fighter in the Revenge Of The Sith line, isn't it? But the TARGET exclusive TIE Fighter (Standard Starfighter Of The Imperial Forces) stepped things up dramatically for collectors. See why it set the stage for almost all future TIE fighter vehicles in the toy line ever since. Part of Paul's new and improved water-logged collection, see it and more in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

TIE Fighter (Standard Starfighter Of The Imperial Forces)

SDCC 2014: The Hasbro Presentation Is Now Just Hours Away!

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2014 at 10:30 PM EDT |

We're now mere hours away from what we have been waiting for since Toy Fair in February. Will all of the rumors turn out to be true and be revealed? Are we all going to mess our pants? Will it be the turnaround of the century for Hasbro? That's what we were promised at least at Toys Fair and we're praying all holds true. The hobby needs a swift kick in the rear. Let this be it. JTA will be posting moment by moment news reveals as they become available. Make sure you're both HERE on our front page as well as on Jedi Temple Archives' Facebook page for the latest up to the second updates. Remember! The fun starts tomorrow (July 25th) 12 PM noon (PDT) which also means 3 PM for (EDT) readers. Please make sure you're hanging with us.

SDCC 2014

Found! Star Wars Command Arrives At TARGET. What Could Be Next?

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2014 at 10:21 PM EDT |

Found! JTA reader Rum Sleg lets us know that his local TARGET has put out the Star Wars Command toys. Could other more interesting new stuff be out next soon? Click through for more.

Walgreens Exclusive Boba Fett SOLD OUT!

Posted by Paul | July 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM EDT |

The Black Series 6" Prototype Boba Fett IS NOW SOLD OUT at Walgreens.com! We hope you got your orders in on time! Who knows? Maybe they'll come back in stock again soon.

Click through for a small gallery featuring Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale line-up! There are some amazing OT things coming!

      

SDCC 2014: Hasbro Preview Night Gallery

Posted by Chuck | July 24, 2014 at 09:40 AM EDT |

Plane delays and lost luggage put us behind for our look at SDCC preview night, but better late than never! Click through for our first SDCC gallery from the Hasbro booth! More detailed galleries to follow now that we have recovered all of our equipment!

      

Hurry up and read today's review because you never know just how much news will come in today and push this article way down the front page. And besides, it's brand-spanking new! Check out the gorgeous Echo And Fives (501st Legion) two-pack from Sideshow Collectibles, based on their appearance from The Clone Wars season 3 episode entitled ARC Troopers. It's amazing of course, but see for yourself 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.

Echo And Fives (501st Legion)

SDCC 2014: Hasbro Official PRESS RELEASE

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2014 at 08:23 PM EDT |

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is coming back to Comic-Con International in San Diego to celebrate its iconic and globally renowned brands including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS, KRE-O, and licensed toy and game lines for ANGRY BIRDS, MARVEL, and STAR WARS. From toys and games, to comics, television programs and Hollywood blockbuster films, Hasbro continues to entertain kids and fans around the globe with its world-class portfolio of brands year after year. Hasbro will bring its iconic brands and characters to life at this year’s convention, offering an exciting lineup of panels, autograph sessions, special edition toys, giveaways and more. (more....)

SDCC 2014: Star Wars Pavillion FIRST LOOK!

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2014 at 08:18 PM EDT |

StarWars.com offers a first look at the SDCC 2014 Star Wars Pavillion. Check it out!

How Hasbro Made The SDCC Exclusive Jabba

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2014 at 08:10 PM EDT |

Site Mentalfloss.com has a fascinating article on how Hasbro made the 2014 SDCC exclusive Jabba's Throne set. It's worth reading. Anyway, you need something to read until the latest news breaks.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2014 at 07:58 PM EDT |

SDCC is nearly underway... but first a word from our sponsor Big Bad Toy Store with their latest newsletter!

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Are You Ready For San Diego Comic Con 2014?

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2014 at 12:37 PM EDT |

We're almost there! San Diego Comic Con breaking news is just around the corner. Be sure to follow us on Jedi Temple Archives' Facebook page for the latest. We will also be ensuring our front page gets updated as quickly as possible too. Get ready for the fun!

SDCC 2014

Hot Toys Announces New 1:4 Scale And 1:6 Scale Figures Lines!

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2014 at 12:31 PM EDT |

Watch out Sideshow! Hot Toys on their Facebook page announces new Star Wars 1/4 and 1/6 scale collectibles line!

TRU Cantina Showdown: This Image Will Leave You Speechless!

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2014 at 09:55 AM EDT |

If you're the least bit in doubt to what a tragic concept the Toys R Us exclusive TBS6 Cantina Showdown is, then click through for an image that will likely give you quite a chuckle! It's amazing that anyone fell for this bridge. JTA reader Richard via Yakface.com's Facebook page has posted this in our comments in another article, but it was worthy of front page publishing. Grab a bottle, hunker down, and pray for daylight, because this is a complete travesty. Let's keep the drama unfolding! (more....)

Hurry! The Black Series 6" Prototype Boba Fett IS NOW AVAILABLE to pre-order at Walgreens.com! Special thanks to JTA readers Mauricio M. and Travis H. for the alerts!

UPDATE: Many readers ordering from their smart phones are having difficulty placing orders. Readers using laptops or PCs are having no difficulty whatsoever.

Star Wars Collectors Cast: 50th Episode!

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2014 at 08:28 AM EDT |

NEW SHOW! They’ve finally done it… James Burns and Dan Curto have reached a milestone in recording and releasing their 50th show together. Join them on the Star Wars Collectors Cast for a very special anniversary show with some gifts for their listeners in the form of the ultimate fan boy Kyle Newman, who discusses his latest film along with his current collecting habits and his opinion on Episode VII and beyond. Greg Crafts from Gentle Giant joins them to discuss San Diego Comic-Con and what Star Wars exclusives they’ll have available at the show. Ashley Eckstein drops in for a quick chat to talk about Her Universe at Star Wars Weekends, the R2-D2 ‘My Hero’ Jewelry Collection, San Diego Comic-Con and they ask if she’s missing Ahsoka. Finally, the Collectors Cast wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Rancho Obi-Wan to catch up with Steve Sansweet. All this, wrapped up and tied with a bow – their gift to you to celebrate their 50th show. Click through for more!

You asked for it, so we are giving it to you: the Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Figrin D'an And The Modal Nodes) Commemorative Tin Collection Walmart exclusive. See how the figures from this set differ from the 1997 The Power Of The Force "2" release. 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.

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Figrin D'an And The Modal Nodes)

JTA Sponsor Dorkside Toys Has JUST RECEIVED TBS Wave 4!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 11:29 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys has JUST RECEIVED wave 4 of The Black Series. Order your Luke Skywalker (Dagobah), Yoda, Snowtrooper Commander, Toryn Farr and everyone else now! Click through for more!

First San Diego Comic Con Gallery Posted!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 09:52 PM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com have posted a first look gallery at the Hasbro booth. While most of the stuff has already been revealed as far back as Toy Fair, their images also provide proof of many of JTA's original rumor reports like Darth Malgus and Starkiller TVC carry-forwards among other things. Check back tomorrow HERE at JTA as we have our own team on the floor to hopefully get us earlly sneak peeks at the good stuff!

LEGO Star Wars: Rebels Wookiee Gunship Revealed at MTV.com

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2014 at 09:16 PM EDT |

MTV.com has details on the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: Rebels Wookiee Gunship. Click here for all the details! Thanks JTA reader Tyler for the heads-up!

The Realm Recap Podcast: Episodes 21-23

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 05:12 PM EDT |

With sincerest apologies to Jayson and flyguy, please find links to the last three The Realm Recap podcasts available for download.

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EPISODE 23: They’re back! After a brief vacation, the Realm Recap returns this week to parse all of the news that has come out since their last show. They’ll be discussing a TON reveals (official and otherwise) from Hasbro, new product announcements from Sideshow and Gentle Giant and a lot, lot more. Mr. Dan Curto is their special co-host/guest this week to help sort out everything as we await San Diego Comic-Con in a few short days. Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

EPISODE 22: http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2014/07/01/episode-22-at-the-corner-of-happy-and-healthy-and-htf/

EPISODE 21: http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2014/06/29/episode-21-execute-sdcc-pre-order-66/

Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

Toys R Us Upcoming Plan-O-Gram Leaked

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 05:05 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have been slipped an image of the new upcoming Toys R Us plan-o-gram for next month. Check it out!

PPW Toys Potato Head Line: The Official PRESS RELEASE

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 04:59 PM EDT |

Back in May, PPW Toys reached out to us to spread the word about their latest Potato Head releases. Now StarWars.com alerts us to the news officially. Learn more about this adorable line at their Star Wars Potato Heads section on their site. And click through to read the PRESS RELEASE.

The First 20-inch Scaled Jakks Pacific Figure Revealed?

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 03:45 PM EDT |

Could this be the VERY FIRST Jakks Pacific new-scale 20" figure that they mentioned was coming? Check out the pretty awesome Chewbacca that our spies have just come across. Looks interesting, and it will surely be a lot easier to cart this around than a 31" figure! How's that for drama?!

Your Questions To Hasbro For San Diego Comic Con 2014: The Top 25

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 03:33 PM EDT |

You submitted the questions and then voted for your top picks. Now we have compiled the top 25 questions to ask Hasbro as San Diego Comic Con this year. Please know that we will make a concerted effort to get all of these asked, but there have been tremendous shake-ups internally at Hasbro and there won't be a strong presence of reps to answer questions like in years' past. (Usually we have been able to talk with them at length in the past but this year they're running a tighter ship.) So please be patient with us as we try to scour for all the answers your hearts are seeking. In the meantime, click through to see if your question made the cut. Questions have been ranked by popularity. And if you see these questions and/or answers anywhere else, you know where they originated! Also, please feel free to start up a new discussion about your anticipation this year!

Star Wars: Rebels Role-play Assortment Revealed?

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 02:35 PM EDT |

As seen on the report by our friends at BanthaSkull.com, it looks like we have some sort of image of what's upcoming on some stores plan-o-grams in the very near future. This look to be 087-06-0910 Star Wars: Rebels blasters asst (2) from their list! Click through for more!

Q and A of the Day: Day 71

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 02:17 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 71. Topic: When are these things going up for pre-order?!

   

Sideshow Collectibles does it again with another awesome announcement! We'll get to see this this week at SDCC, but in the meantime check out the sneak preview page for the upcoming TIE Fighter Pilot Sixth Scale Figure!

DKE Toys Unique Custom Star Wars Figures For SDCC!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 09:43 AM EDT |

DKE Toys has made some kitchy Star Wars figures. but some of them are arguably quite cool. (Raunchy female C-3PO anyone?) They have many hand made custom original art figurines by artists who have used Star Wars themes in their work. Stop by their page on Flickr to see their images HERE. And if you're going to SDCC, be sure to visit DKE Toys at booth #5045.

    

Full Length Trailer For Star Wars: Rebels!

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2014 at 09:27 AM EDT |

There's plenty of Imperial awesomeness in the latest trailer for Star Wars: Rebels! Plus, Obi-Wan Kenobi's role is revealed. Click through to check it out!

Review: Masters Of The Dark Side (Darth Maul & Darth Vader) - POTJ

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 09:12 AM EDT |

Hasbro surprised everyone with two all-new sculpts of two of the biggest characters in the Star Wars saga.... and then had them battling each other! Learn about the Masters Of The Dark Side two-pack in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Masters Of The Dark Side (Darth Maul & Darth Vader)

Proof That Distribution Is Nowhere Near Close To Being Corrected

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 09:06 AM EDT |

Darth Plagueis is still being found at retail! Oh the madness! See JTA reader Aarren A.'s nearly amazing store report!!

New Upcoming Hasbro Products Leaked!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 08:44 AM EDT |

Our good friends at BanthaSkull.com have some breaking news to share with new TARGET DPCI reveals. Check them out!

Sideshow Collectibles Legendary Scale Obi-Wan Kenobi Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2014 at 01:35 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has the Legendary Scale Obi-Wan Kenobi up for pre-order. Click here for the pre-order page and full gallery!

Q and A of the Day: Day 70

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2014 at 10:47 AM 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 70. Topic: The Vintage Collection repacks. Which are which?

   

Next Up for the Star Wars Art Series: Posters

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2014 at 10:37 AM EDT |

Posters, the fifth book in the Star Wars Art series releases on October 14. Click through to get all caught up on this great series in case you missed any previous releases!

Final Star Wars: Force For Change Video Features New X-wing

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2014 at 09:08 AM EDT |

The final Star Wars: Force For Change video has been released, featuring J.J. Abrams and a surprise look at a newly designed X-wing! Click through for the video and image!

Review: Battle Droid (Security) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2014 at 08:11 AM EDT |

The first Battle Droid after the Episode I line was POTJ's Battle Droid (Security) figure. It is a whole lot better than those Episode I figures. 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 (Security)

Sideshow Announces Sixth Scale Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike!

Posted by Chuck | July 20, 2014 at 06:35 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles is breaking out the big guns for SDCC! Today they announce the tease for the long-awaited Sixth Scale Scout Trooper. But wait ... there's more! What good is a Scout Trooper without a speeder bike? Click each image below to check out the teases for both the Scout Trooper and the Speeder Bike in glorious Sixth Scale! Hopefully we will get a first hand look at these this week at SDCC!

  

Review: Coruscant Guard - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2014 at 01:55 AM EDT |

We all couldn't wait for the blue "royal guard" to make its action figure debut, but the Coruscant Guard was a far cry from what we anticipated. 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.

Coruscant Guard

Imperial Troop Transport Visually Confirmed For Rebels!

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2014 at 06:57 PM EDT |

Between our good friends at ImperialShipyards.net and BanthaSkull.com, we have FULL confirmation that the Imperial Troop Transport will make an appearance in Star Wars: Rebels. Click through for their report!

Stephen Hayford has now updated his Facebook page with close-up images of Luke Skywalker (Wampa Attack) including card back images. Check them out!

The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Wampa Attack) In Package

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2014 at 04:19 PM EDT |

Stephen Hayford has posted an image on his Facebook page which reveals the first card Luke Skywalker (Wampa Attack) figure in the new blue "TIE Fighter Pilot" TBS line look. It's hard to see, but it's definitely there!!

Review: Jar Jar Binks (Tatooine) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2014 at 12:02 AM EDT |

Do you want to see the most obnoxious version of the most haphazard Gungan in the action figure line? Then check out Jar Jar Binks (Tatooine) from the Power Of The Jedi line. Check it out in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Jar Jar Binks (Tatooine)

How About WTF Instead Of DTF?

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2014 at 05:46 PM EDT |

Yeah, WTF means "What The Force?" so get your head out of the gutter. It's amazing just how desperate we are to find something new and exciting on the pegs. It's hard to believe that fun The Vintage Collection days are long gone. Yet, Hasbro felt that it would to wise to hibernate the line. While we admit that The Phantom Menace TVC stuff was too much, they don't hang around as nearly as badly as the Discover The Force and Movie Heroes figures do. Click through for a report by Sjefke.

VANS will be showing off their new products at SDCC while giving away some cool swag! Click through to check out the cool prints being offered up at SDCC!

Pre-order The New Star Wars: Rebels Figures At Dorkside Toys!

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2014 at 12:57 PM EDT |

Pre-order the Star Wars: Rebels figures and carry-forward Saga Legends figures at JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys!

Latest Listings At Entertainment Earth

Posted by Chuck | July 18, 2014 at 07:55 AM EDT |

Entertainment Earth has many new in-stock action figures right now, and many newly-listed for pre-order. Check out what they have and get your pre-orders locked in if you still need them. Visit their Hasbro page for the full listings. Also, don't forget to check out their SDCC page for exclusives, including the Diamond Select Toys Hologram Yoda Vinyl Bank.

New Arrivals at Entertainment Earth

The Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1 of 6) Commemorative Tin Collection set contains an awesome droid, and that's about it. 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.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1 of 6)

Do You Want To Know What Hasbro Said About Saga Legends Wave 3?

Posted by Paul | July 17, 2014 at 09:51 PM EDT |

Many collectors are still looking for the Snowtrooper, Luke Skywalker (Jedi), et. al from the Saga Legends line. It's shocking to say the least. Remember when Hasbro told me at multiple media events that The Vintage Collection "greatest hits' waves had indeed gotten out yet none of us could find one figure from these so-called waves at retail, especially wave 14 (as well as others)? Well, either denial or complete confusion seem to be their tools of choice. JTA reader Daniel D., desperate to locate the third wave of Saga Legends, contacted Hasbro customer service and after a length investigation period, came back with an answer that essentially slapped him in the face. Are you ready? Then click through!

It's been on eBay for weeks now so you have had plenty of first looks at it, but if you haven't yet seen a better look at the SDCC exclusive The Black Series's Jabba's Throne set, be sure to check it out on eBay.

Our friends at StarWarsFiguren reveal carded images of new Star Wars: Rebels figures with a whole lot less obnoxious watermarking. This line includes figures based on the upcoming television show as well as the figures that make up the Saga Legends line. Enjoy. You can also find The Black Series carded pictures HERE and HERE too.

UPDATE: Our friends at Rebelscum.com have great high resolution un-watermarked images. Check them out!

Here is the final of the three The Legacy Collection Commemorative Tin Collection sets released as Kmart exclusives at the end of 2008. Let's finish this up by checking out the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (3 of 3) Commemorative Tin Collection set which may be the best of the three, but that isn't saying a whole lot. 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.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (3 of 3)

Star Wars Action News - Episode 428

Posted by Chuck | July 16, 2014 at 10:21 PM EDT |

It's just days until San Diego Comic-Con International 2014! While there are sure to be surprises and last-minute reveals every day up to the convention, most of the news is out and for Star Wars fans there's tons of programming...and shopping. Friday is Star Wars Day, starting with the Star Wars Fan Breakfast and then followed by an entire day of Star Wars panels. On this episode of the Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie run down all the Comic-Con programming and exclusives. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and @swactionnews on Twitter for all the updates leading up to and during the convention!

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | July 16, 2014 at 10:14 PM EDT |

Click through to check out the latest pre-orders and new arrivals at Big Bad Toy Store!

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

Big Bad Toy Store

From JTA reader Alexander G.: Paul, a brand new Walmart opened in downtown Honolulu last week. I finally checked it out today, the Star Wars section was amazing. Enjoy! Alexander. Click through to see the pure blissful joy!

Talking Disney Figures And New LEGO Sets Hit Spain

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2014 at 08:40 PM EDT |

PackoM from Spain sends us a cool store report. His area is getting the new Disney Talking Star Wars figures as well as new LEGO sets! Click through for more.

As part of their nearly month long online SDCC, Sideshow Collectibles mercifully teases a Luke Skywalker (Red Five: X-wing Pilot) 1:6 Scale Figure. Thank the Maker it's not another clone!

It's time to submit your questions to JTA so we can ask them to Hasbro for you this year at SDCC. Because SDCC is only a few weeks away, please be sure to click through and follow the rules. I have to be mean here for a moment and explain to you that your comments/questions will be deleted if you are unable to follow the directions, so FAIR WARNING. Sorry to be a drill sergeant here, but time is of the essence and we need you to help us keep this organized. JTA friend and affiliate Rich Alot will be at the event to take care of this part of the convention, and we need to make his life as easy as possible.... because there will be a lot (no pun intended) going on there. (more....)

Decent Toys R Us Coupon Arriving!

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2014 at 06:24 PM EDT |

Be on the lookout for Toys R Us' "School Rules Sale" brochure in the mail. On the cover is a great coupon for 20% off of any one regular-priced item. Click the image below to super-size it!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2014 at 09:42 AM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys writes in with the latest pre-orders, new arrivals and sale merchandise! Check it out!

Let the pile ups begin! Found! The awful The Black Series 6" Cantina Showdown Toys R Us exclusive has been found in Canada. The report can be found at www.echobase.ca. Special thanks to JTA reader and friend Derek R. for the alert!

Sandtroopers First Revealed Star Wars: Rebels, SL and MS Figures

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2014 at 07:55 AM EDT |

For anyone who might be confused about the latest Star Wars: Rebels figure images now showing up carded, we'd like to remind you that our friends at Sandtroopers.com (i.e. Dan Curto) were the first to break the news on all of them all the way back in May of this year (complete with visuals). See the original report here. Hasbro solicitation images of previously revealed products provided early by sponsors covered in watermarks is hardly breaking or investigative news.

Back in December 2008, JTA was the first to break news that these Kmart exclusives starting hitting retail. Now six years after the fact, it's now time to review the three The Legacy Collection Commemorative Tin Collection sets. We're also pretty confident they haven't been archived and reviewed by any other Star Wars fan site to date. Let's first check out the Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (2 of 3) Commemorative Tin Collection set which looks pretty, but do you need these figure again? 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.

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (2 of 3)

New Sponsor: Beyond Mortality Toys

Posted by Paul | July 15, 2014 at 01:29 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives is eager to announce new sponsor Beyond Mortality Toys. They are the newest retailer on the block and have incredibly competitive prices on The Black Series line, both 3.75" ($8.92 on average) and 6" ($16.99 on average). Click through to see what amazing deals they have!! They even have the 6" Stormtrooper you can order for $16.99! What's more, now until July 31st get FREE shipping to USA and Canada (and special shipping rates elsewhere)! Some exclusions apply, but not many.

UPDATE: Hurry! We brought Beyond Mortality Toys more traffic than they expected and they're almost sold out of their TBS allotments. Act fast or miss these great deals!

Flying in under the Legends Banner, this collection will be available this fall as Marvel (re)picks up the reigns of Star Wars comics. Click through for details!

Hasbro Hero Series Millennium Falcon

Posted by Chuck | July 15, 2014 at 01:05 PM EDT |

What we now believe to be first rumored by JTA in our Crystal Ball report and confirmed by our friends at Rebelscum.com, Hasbro releases the official press announcement for the upcoming Hero Series Millennium Falcon. It is likely this was the BMF tease from our Crystal Ball rumor report which we broke first right after Toy Fair. Click through for the details!

Back in December 2008, JTA was the first to break news that these starting hitting retail. Now six years after the fact, it's now time to review the three The Legacy Collection Commemorative Tin Collection sets. We're also pretty confident they haven't been archived and reviewed by any other Star Wars fan site to date. Let's first check out the Kmart exclusive Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (1 of 3) Commemorative Tin Collection set which had been shipped with an error figure until it was quickly corrected. (We review the error set.) It's the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (1 of 3)

New Rumor: Latest C-3PO To Utilize U-3PO (Build A Droid) Sculpt?

Posted by Paul | July 14, 2014 at 09:27 PM EDT |

Please take this rumor with another grain of salt, but we have received notice that the upcoming C-3PO on our most recent The Black Series rumor report may just be a figure that utilizes the U-3PO (Build A Droid) sculpt. We are desperately working to corroborate this new information and if we learn more we will confirm it immediately. (Special thanks to Mike Sidious via Rebelscum.com's forums for the image.)

You think you can run the Star Wars brand better? Hasbro is hiring for a Global Brand Development Manager for the Star Wars brand. Click through for more!

Yeah, with all the fabulous news/rumors just announced, you probably won't even care about today's review. But if you have spare time, check out the Kmart exclusive Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (Exclusive) Commemorative Tin Collection set. It's the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (Exclusive)

UPDATE: EVEN MORE The Black Series 3.75" "Revealed"!?

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2014 at 05:04 PM EDT |

It appears the floodgates are opening! OK, this continues the "need new underwear" state of collecting! Most are from rumor reports first published from JTA, but Stan from the Rebelscum forums has "confirmed' them as coming, or teased that they're coming and leaked a few new others as well. And it will make you SICK that The Vintage Collection isn't active right now! Anyway, take it with a grain of salt until blah, blah, blah. MORE TO BE REVEALED at SDCC! Click through for the latest!

UPDATE: Stan adds Imperial Gunner and Yak Face to his list – both originally announced in rumor reports exclusively from Jedi Temple Archives too!

BREAKING NEWS: We Supposedly Have The Full List Of 18 Figures Now!

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2014 at 11:52 AM EDT |

Well, it appears as if our own gag order was lifted and even if it wasn't we're posting this anyway. Please know that complete details are still sketchy at this point, but now we have some character names to release to our readers. What follows apppars to be a full list of 18 figures that make up the first Fall wave of The Black Series (phase II) where Hasbro will release solid cases of these characters. This of course now differs from some of the information we received earlier. It now appears that the list revealed by JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys does indeed make up some of the 18. So we really don't know if there are even MORE action figures coming that aren't part of this full solid case batch. (At least that's the way we have understood this.) PLEASE TAKE THIS LIST and the DETAILS SURROUNDING it with a grain of salt until we hear it from Hasbro as SDCC very soon. Anyhow, click through and get ready to DROOL!

UPDATE: Crud. We had no idea our friends at BanthaSkull.com posted these rumors before us, although each of our reports is from independent sources. And differences exist between both including the fact that our report has one more figure listed, so be sure to read both. Anyhow, apologies friends. (They will make you work whole lot harder guessing who the characters are than we do. Ha!)

Hasbro got less creative when it came to the exclusive Commemorative Tin Collection sets, but the Kmart exclusive Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi (Exclusive) set had some decent figures in it. 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.

Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi (Exclusive)

PRESS RELEASE: SDCC TBS6 Jabba The Hutt's Throne Details

Posted by Paul | July 12, 2014 at 07:54 PM EDT |

Hasbro has released images and information of the SDCC exclusive The Black Series 6" Jabba The Hutt's Throne set including where non-attendees might be able to secure one. Click through for the details.

New Boxed Image Of The Next Wave Of TBS6

Posted by Paul | July 12, 2014 at 07:26 PM EDT |

Online retailer Andrew's Toys has posted new boxed pics of the next wave of TBS6. We shared them on our own Facebook page for you to see. Check them out! We really hope that isn't the new MSRP and that they're just charging more than the MSRP, because it's becoming a little ridiculous now. Sorry about the obnoxious watermarking too.

      

Stormtroopers are the elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire. Armed with blasters, they enforce the harsh rule of the evil Emperor Palpatine.Check out the next Visual Guide update, the Hasbro 12-Inch Stormtrooper. Click below for our detailed guide, and check out our thoughts on this latest 'budget' 12-Inch figure in our Research Droids Review!

Stormtrooper - 12-Inch Figures

Sideshow Collectibles Officially Announces C-3PO 1:6 Scale Figure!

Posted by Paul | July 12, 2014 at 03:45 PM EDT |

We saw his silhouette teased when they announced the R2-D2 1:6 Scale Figure, but Sideshow Collectibles officially reveals that indeed a C-3PO 1:6 Scale Figure is COMING SOON! Keep it here for information on when it goes up for pre-order!

Review: Stormtrooper - SW [DV/ROTS] - 12-Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | July 12, 2014 at 12:03 AM EDT |

The Stormtrooper 12-Inch Figure doesn't fare nearly as well as Luke Skywalker. In fact, it's quite disappointing. See why it just doesn't measure up 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.

Stormtrooper

Now a powerful Jedi, Luke Skywalker battles Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, wielding his lightsaber with supreme skill. These new Hasbro 12 Inch figures may not be the most exciting, but for the price they are what they are. We have the latest Luke Skywalker in our Visual Guides tonight. Click the image below for the full Visual Guide, get our full opinion on him in our Research Droids Review!

Luke Skywalker - 12-Inch Figures

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | July 11, 2014 at 09:44 PM EDT |

Check out the Vintage Star Wars 12-back and 20/21 backs at Brian's Toys! Over a 30 different AFA graded figures have been added, from a very nice 21 Back Boba Fett to a RARE rectangle extension sticker Jawa and Stormtrooper. 

Also new this week are pre-orders for the latest eFX Scout Trooper helmet and the Sideshow Collectibles Bomb Squad Clone Trooper figure.  For more from this week's newsletter visit Brian's Toys!

Brian's Toys

New The Black Series Listings At Entertainment Earth

Posted by Chuck | July 11, 2014 at 12:54 PM EDT |

Entertainment Earth is now offering single figure orders on Star Wars Black Series (you don't have to buy the whole case)! Click through for an assortment breakdown, or visit their Hasbro page for the full listings

New Arrivals at Entertainment Earth

OK, we hope you're sitting down. Because Paul Harrison likes a shampoo bottle that he didn't even know was released and available to purchase until a few days ago. The Luke Skywalker (as Jedi Knight) 12-Inch Figure is pretty impressive for what it is. See why we're not so eager to bash 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.

Luke Skywalker

New The Black Series 3.75" Figures Revealed!

Posted by Paul | July 10, 2014 at 08:49 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys beats us to the punch with releasing names of some of the new figures. But these AREN'T all of them. Click through to read what's coming (so far)!!

UPDATE/CLARIFICATION: These are NOT all of the 18 figures we talked about in our BREAKING NEWS report right below, but the timing is uncanny. Darth Malgus and Starkiller are the TVC carry-forwards JTA broke news about before Toy Fair. Luke Skywalker (Wampa Attack) and Darth Vader (Yoda's Test) were first reported by JediNews.co.uk at UK Toy Fair (before it got pulled by Hasbro) and Luke Skywalker (Wampa Attack) and R5-G19 were shown at Toy Fair this year. The only really new figure listed here is Leia Boushh. But this surprise announcement of Leia Boussh definitely puts more clout in our Han Carbonite rumor (the Crystal Ball Rumor Report) a few months ago as well that he is likely coming now. Oh, and that Imperial Navy Commander. Could that be the gray-outfitted version we mercilessly prodded Hasbro about getting them to make for us at Toy Fair this year? Because he wasn't listed as a TVC carry-forward in our original report. Hmm...

BREAKING NEWS: Preliminary The Black Series 3.75" Details

Posted by Paul | July 10, 2014 at 04:51 PM EDT |

We have another exciting "rumor" report for the new phase II (blue) The Black Series 3.75" line look, but just like most other JTA reports, you can probably bet we all already know this will be true (we just can't come out and say it that way). Anyway, "nothing is official until blah, blah, blah" so click through and see the new scoop!

Jedi Master Yoda discovers that Senator Palpatine is really the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, leading to an explosive duel in the Senate Chamber on Coruscant. Their intense battle tears apart the chamber in the final hours of the once-great Republic. Check out the full Visual Guide below, and if you missed our review of it this morning, stop by our Research Droids Review for a full run-down of this set!

Darth Sidious and Yoda (Senate Duel) - Mission Series (MS10)

Meet Agent Kallus!

Posted by Paul | July 10, 2014 at 03:51 PM EDT |

StarWars.com reveals Agent Kallus! Check him out!! (more....)

R2-KT Maquette Is The Final Gentle Giant SDCC exclusive

Posted by Chuck | July 10, 2014 at 12:55 PM EDT |

The latest SDCC Gentle Giant exclusive for 2014 is R2-KT Maquette. Click through to check out another cool edition to the maquette line, including a full gallery! PG members can pre-order theirs right now!

Jedi Con Exclusive The Black Series 6-inch Figure

Posted by Paul | July 10, 2014 at 12:52 PM EDT |

Site JediBusiness.com on Facebook has revealed that a Jedi Con exclusive is coming this year. While it clearly appears to be a protocol droid like C-3PO, it's doubtful if that will indeed be him as the exclusive piece. Then again, none of us expected Jabba the Hutt's accessories to be exclusive either. Whether it's C-3PO with another exclusive piece, or TC-14 will be revealed July 28th.

Cue Mighty Mouse theme music.... "Here we come to wreck your day!" With articulation and paint operations only contrarians could love, we look at the Darth Sidious And Yoda (Senate Duel) (MS10) Mission Series set. It's a set that may have had potential if it was painted half way decently. See our assessment of it in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Darth Sidious And Yoda (Senate Duel) (MS10)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

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

Check out the latest Big Bad Toy Store newsletter for all of their new pre-orders and arrivals! Also, be sure to check out their massive clearance sale - Prices Reduced on 5000+ Items!

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Don't Miss A Single Beat At Jedi Temple Archives!

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2014 at 08:46 PM EDT |

You may have noticed that our news is rolling off of our front page at a brisker pace now. In order to be more streamlined, more modern, and improve load times, we have changed the amount of stories that populate our front page. This could mean that you are more likely to miss important news (if you're not checking us out as often as you should). In order to help you catch up, please be sure to acclimate yourselves with our News Archives, and bookmark this link because that is the only place you will find all of our news stories and other important content we post all in one convenient spot.

From Scotland To Florida - You'll Want To Go Back In Time Too!

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2014 at 08:24 PM EDT |

JTA Scottish reader Darth G. went all the way to Florida for a family vacation. While there, he found some amazing resources for Star Wars collectibles. I have to tell you, seeing these images was like a flashback to all of the golden collecting years we had with Hasbro. To think where we are now is so disheartening. It's nearly melancholy when viewing Darth G.'s images because we all know it will never be like this again. But without becoming Debbie Downer, click through and see a sampling of what he saw. Darth G. hit the nail on the head in his report. it's all about finding this great stuff on the pegs. Sadly, that major factor is nearly nonexistent in this day and age. If you want to, leave your own fond memories of this fun collecting period in our comments too.

Give Me Some Of That Good Stuff!

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

Good stuff is apparently still hitting, although it obviously and greatly depends on your area. JTA reader lord_varion encourages other readers to look in other uncoventional places. Click through for his report.

Two New Cast Members Added To Episode VII

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2014 at 07:56 PM EDT |

We're a little late with this news so apologies. But you probably have seen it elsewhere. Two new cast members join Episode VII. StarWars.com has the full story.

Q and A of the Day: Day 69

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2014 at 07:48 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 69. Topic: MAFEX or SH Figuarts....

   

SDCC Exclusive Gold Millennium Falcon Keychain

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2014 at 07:28 PM EDT |

QMX is offering an exclusive gold Millenium Falcon keychain at San Diego Comic Con this year. Click through for details.

Thank you for your help on this RDR CaptainJack! We couldn't have done it without you! The Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (3 of 6) Commemorative Tin Collection set has some boring repacks in it, but it also has a never before made concept art figure it in as well that is awesome. Are you curious to learn more? 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.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (3 of 6)

The All-New StarWars.com!

Posted by Chuck | July 08, 2014 at 06:37 PM EDT |

I'm sure you have had a chance to visit the all-new StarWas.com. Lucasfilm sends along the official press release for the launch. Click through for all of the details, including a brand-new behind-the-scenes video feature!

The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels at San Diego Comic-Con!

Posted by Paul | July 08, 2014 at 06:12 PM EDT |

The Empire. The Rebellion. The Beginning. STAR WARS REBELS, Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated animated series detailing the start of the fight against the evil Empire, is coming this fall – but fans can get a big sneak peek at San Diego Comic-Con. (more....)

$10 Off At Hasbro Toy Shop

Posted by Chuck | July 08, 2014 at 01:54 PM EDT |

Hasbro Toy Shop currently has $10 off of purchases $50 or more. Offer expires July 22. Use code JULY10.

Episode 7 Takes A Break Until Harrison Ford Heals

Posted by Paul | July 08, 2014 at 01:29 PM EDT |

CNN.com confirms that Episode VII has been put on hold for about a month until actor Harrison Ford can recover from his foot injury. Click through for all the details!

The Black Series 6-inch TIE Fighter Pilot "Revealed"?

Posted by Paul | July 08, 2014 at 12:35 PM EDT |

The same site StarActionFigures.co.uk also "sort of" reveals that a 6" The Black Series TIE Pilot is coming (and he is in the same assortment as the 6" Yoda). Let's see what happens (and be sure to read their fine print)! Special thanks to JTA Facebook reader Eric Garcia for the alert.

Soon To Be Announced New The Black Series Exclusive Teased!

Posted by Paul | July 08, 2014 at 11:17 AM EDT |

Site StarActionFigures.co.uk is teasing a new The Black Series exclusive, and while they can't say what it is, they are saying that it's NOT the Han/Greedo debacle that Toys R Us is getting. It retails for 64.95 pounds too. As soon as we learn more, you'll be the first to know! Extra special thanks to JTA reader Carries Dog for tipping us off to this news.

File Under: Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Posted by Paul | July 08, 2014 at 10:46 AM EDT |

Let's play a game similar to what you might find in Highlights for Children. What is different between these two The Black Series 6" Greedo figures? Maybe the person who did this should have paid more careful attention to the Goofus and Gallant cartoons instead! Click through for more. Special thanks to JTA moderator Paul B. for the image.

Entertainment Earth Daily Deal: Star Wars Statues

Posted by Chuck | July 08, 2014 at 08:11 AM EDT |

Today's Daily Deal at Entertainment Earth features up to 26% off Star Wars statues. Click through to see if you can find any deals!

New Arrivals at Entertainment Earth

It's amazing how far Hasbro will go to add a PT head sculpt to an OT character. They did this twice in the Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (4 of 6) Commemorative Tin Collection set. In case you haven't noticed, because of frequent reader requests, we are running a marathon of these Commemorative Tin Collection sets, most of which were released in the 30 (77-07) line. Check out today's Research Droids Reviews entry to learn more about this particular set. 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.

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (4 of 6)

Bomb Squad Clone Trooper Announcement And Pre-order!

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2014 at 01:49 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has JUST announced the Bomb Squad Clone Trooper and it's up for pre-order right now!

Don't Call Him Sergeant Doallyn

Posted by Paul | July 07, 2014 at 10:24 AM EDT |

Andrews Toys reveals Jabba's Skiff Guard. Just don't call him Sergeant Doallyn. Do you think his name has been changed to a generic one because of the Legends EU debacle, or do you think it's because there has always been confusion with who this character actually is (Brock Starsher, anyone)? Click through for more.

We continue to get back to basics with the 3.75" line. Because of frequent reader requests, we are running a marathon of the Commemorative Tin Collection sets, most of which were released in the 30 (77-07) line. Next up we look at the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (5 of 6) set, which also has more newness to it than you probably realize. 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.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (5 of 6)

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | July 06, 2014 at 09:41 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys writes in with their latest newsletter. Click through for full details!

It's time to get back to basics: the 3.75" line specifically. Because of frequent reader request, we will be running a marathon of the Commemorative Tin Collection sets, most of which were released in the 30 (77-07) line. And new stuff is on the horizon too. But first up we look at the Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi (6 of 6) set, which has more newness to it than you probably expect. 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.

Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi (6 of 6)

ARC Trooper Echo And Fives Revealed! Pre-order Coming Soon!

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

Sideshow Collectibles announces the ARC Trooper versions of Echo & Fives. Have mercy on us Sideshow! No more clones for a while. PLEASE! They do look cool though. Pre-order to be announced!

New And Important Information Unfolds With The Walgreens Boba Fett

Posted by Paul | July 05, 2014 at 08:52 PM EDT |

New info continues to unfold surrounding the newly revealed Walgreens exclusive The Black Series 6" Prototype Boba Fett. JediInsider.com is now reporting that this exclusive figure is part of an assortment and will contain recently released general marketplace The Black Series 6" figures including Luke Skywalker (Episode VI), Darth Vader, Sandtrooper and Stormtrooper. For full details, please click through to read their report. I wonder how this will bode for widespread and accessible availability.

Why It Makes Sense To Give Walgreens Exclusives Over Amazon

Posted by Paul | July 05, 2014 at 11:24 AM EDT |

When StarWars.com officially announced that Walgreens would be the retailer of choice to distibute The Black Series 6" Protoype Boba Fett, many of us scratched out heads. But with special thanks to our friends at GalacticHunter.com for directing us to this article, it seems to be making much more sense on why they're an ideal choice. Click through for the article at ibtimes.com. Guess who the number one retailer is? (Clue: Look at the logo.)

Review: AT-ST Driver - SW [S - P2] - 12 Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | July 05, 2014 at 01:20 AM EDT |

One of Hasbro best 12 Inch Figures of all time is the AT-ST Driver. it was hard to locate at retail, but if you could find it you discovered it was a true gem. 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.

AT-ST Driver

As Soon As New Product Hits, The Theft Begins....

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2014 at 10:26 PM EDT |

And we continue to wonder why the line is dying a little more quickly every day. No sooner did JTA start receiving store reports that the third wave of The Black Series 6" line was hitting TARGET do we get a report of an all-new low. Click through to see JTA reader Brian R.'s report.

Walgreens Exclusive Prototype Boba Fett Arriving July 7th?

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2014 at 11:30 AM EDT |

The Walgreens exclusive The Black Series 6" Protoype Boba Fett figure is arriving this Monday, July 7th? Well, that's what the latest screen print of Walgreen's inventory states. While it's quite possible that these dates are just going through a revolving door of expectancy (as SWAN's report showed a different date in late August), it no less makes us eagerly anticipate this awesome figure all the more. Click through for JTA reader Roronicus's report!

The JTA team will be off celebrating Independence Day today, but we thought we would leave this with you for the day! Click through for a special themed edition of Action Figures In Action: The Hunter Edition. Featuring tons of Bounty Hunter goodness, Calum Jones' (jcalum2012 on Instagram) latest collection is sure to please! As always, featuring two never-before-seen JTA Exclusive images! Join us each month as JTA has teamed up with Calum Jones to bring you a monthly look at some of the best in action action figure photography on the internet! Enjoy a hand-picked selection from Calum's body of work to show off, in high resolution, what happens when you combine creative photography skill with digital artistry. The results will blow you away! We will be spotlighting some of the many samples featured on Calum's highly popular Instagram page, along with several monthly exclusive photos that will only be available right here on JTA!

Not only will you get to see the final results of his hard work, but each month we will also feature a Concept to Creation storyboard image showing you how Calum prepares for his final composition. Please let him know what you think in our comments section, I'm sure he would love to hear your opinions, suggestions, and requests! Click through for the full gallery!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys - Independence Day Special

Posted by Chuck | July 04, 2014 at 08:38 AM EDT |

Brian's Toys is celebrating July the Force by offering FREE SHIPPING by UPS Ground to all domestic customers. This offer is good towards your next purchase at brianstoys.com.

Domestic customers can use the coupon code below by selecting UPS Ground as their shipping method and entering JULYFORCE in the "Add a Promotional Code" field below the shipping options. Act fast as this coupon will expire by July 17th!

Brian's Toys

Happy Fourth of July!

Posted by Chuck | July 04, 2014 at 08:32 AM EDT |

Happy Independence Day to all of our American readers out there! Thanks for being a continuing part of JTA!

The Scout Trooper 12 inch Figure from 1999 fared so well that Hasbro reissued it for the Star Wars "Saga" line as a first time single-packed figure. Renamed as Biker Scout (Battle Of Endor), check it out in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Biker Scout (Battle Of Endor)

3.... 2.... 1.... Disengage!

Posted by Paul | July 03, 2014 at 09:38 PM EDT |

JTA Facebook friend Steve Johnson send us an aggravating story (his perspective) yet humorous (our perspective) surrounding the Saga Legends line. Click through to check it out!

With special thanks to JTA reader Brandon Y., as of this post, The Black Series 6" Stormtrooper in IN STOCK and ON SALE at ToysRUs.com. Click through for more.

UPDATE: SOLD OUT!

Hallmark Ornaments Leaking Out!

Posted by Paul | July 03, 2014 at 05:29 PM EDT |

JTA reader Jason B. had his wife utilize a Jedi mind trick to get a Hallmark employee to sell her the Scout Trooper Keepsake Ornament even though it's not quite July 12th yet. Click through for his story. (And Happy Birthday Jason!)

Making The Black Series Yoda Look Much Better

Posted by Paul | July 03, 2014 at 05:15 PM EDT |

JTA reader Sergio M. was also distraught over how The Black Series Yoda turned out, so he decided to do something about it. See what he did to improve it. Click through for more .

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | July 03, 2014 at 04:52 PM EDT |

Big Bad Toy Store's latest newsletter is here. They are closed July 4th-6th. Shipping and emails will resume on Monday, July 7th. But, you can still check out their latest pre-orders and new arrivals right here!

Clearance Sale - Prices Reduced on 5000+ Items!

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

Big Bad Toy Store

Sideshow Collectibles Life-Size Darth Vader Figure Announced

Posted by Chuck | July 03, 2014 at 03:31 PM EDT |

Continuing their theme for the ultimate collector's Bespin diorama, Sideshow Collectibles Announces their Life-Size Darth Vader figure. With a price tag not to be taken lightly, this piece goes right along with their recently announced Boba Fett and Han Solo In Carbonite for your very own life-size Bespin Diorama. The full preview is right here!

At last, Gentle Giant reveals this year's SDCC McQuarrie Concept Mini Bust: Luke Skywalker! StarWars.com has the full first-look reveal right here! Gentle Giant has this up for pre-order for PG members right here!

Review: Acklay (Arena Battle Beast) - SW [S - P1] - Creature

Posted by Paul | July 03, 2014 at 08:16 AM EDT |

We finish up the third creature from the Battle of Geonosis with the Acklay (Arena Battle Beast). It's a pretty nice design, but its articulation isn't completely "pose friendly". 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.

Acklay (Arena Battle Beast)

TARGET To No Longer Carry TBS6?

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2014 at 11:08 PM EDT |

We are getting some reports that readers' local TARGET stores are no longer carrying The Black Series 6" line. While this has panned out nicely for some (they were able to get the Stormtrooper for cheap), there aren't full details on the accuracy of this claim. Before you leap to any conclusions, remember that it's July: convention/reset season. Has Hasbro maybe alerted retail that new assortment numbers are in the works? We don't know any of the details yet, so we have JTA reader TARGET employees on this like white on rice to help us make better sense of this all. Stay tuned! But click through for JTA reader Mike W.'s report.

Acme Archives SDCC Exclusive Oola Character Key

Posted by Chuck | July 02, 2014 at 08:04 PM EDT |

Acme Archives continues their tradition of offering exclusive character keys for SDCC. Check out this year's SDCC exclusive Oola Character Key.

Review: Reek (Arena Battle Beast) - SW [S - P1] - Creature

Posted by Paul | July 02, 2014 at 12:08 AM EDT |

If you read something like "you have to press his penis to get a reaction" you might think you accidentally landed on the wrong website. (Bet you never expected to read that word on JTA!) But if you can get your mind out of the gutter for a moment, that's exactly what you need to do to make the action features work on the Reek (Arena Battle Beast). Do we have your interest piqued? Then click through to visit our Research Droids Reviews today for more. 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.

Reek (Arena Battle Beast)

SDCC Exclusive TBS6 Jabba The Hutt And Salacious Crumb On eBay!

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2014 at 10:29 PM EDT |

Don't feel like you want to risk missing the SDCC exclusive TBS6 Jabba The Hutt with Salacious Crumb? eBay seller viperskingdom has one right now up for auction. It shows boxed images but the description says loose. Check it out! Hurry though because this auction ends in less than 24 hours from the time of this post.

TBS6 Biker Scout With Speeder Biker Hits eBay - Auction Ends Soon!

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2014 at 10:27 PM EDT |

This auction ends in less than 24 hours, but eBay seller viperskingdom has a loose TBS6 Biker Scout with Speeder Bike up for auction with plenty of images from all angles. Check it out!

K & C Collectibles is celebrating 19 years in business on July 1st. To commemorate this milestone we are offering all customers 19% discount starting today June 29th, 2014 through July 5th, 2014. A discount code must be keyed into the order form to receive the discount.  The discount code is 19Years. Click on through for the newest arrivals!’

StarWars.com Reveals Stunning New Website, Adds JTA To The Fold

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2014 at 07:51 PM EDT |

StarWars.com updates their site with a beautiful new look! Be sure to check out the sleek new design. Of special note, Jedi Temple Archives is proud to be listed alongside friends Rancho Obi-Wan, Rebelscum.com and Yakface.com among others under Fan Collecting Sites as your source for premier Star Wars collecting site news. Be sure to check it all out!

BREAKING NEWS! Walgreens Exclusive TBS6 Prototype Boba Fett!

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2014 at 06:59 PM EDT |

Holy cow! The Black Series 6" Prototype Boba Fett has been revealed as the Walgreens exclusive that our friends at SWAN first revealed! Click through for more at StarWars.com!

Q and A of the Day: Day 68

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2014 at 06:41 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 68. Topic: When are you getting to....

   

Found! The Vintage Collection?

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2014 at 06:16 PM EDT |

The Vintage Collection has been found at retail again?! That's what JTA reader Ryan M. from Baton Rouge, LA is telling us. Well, to be clear, it's a case of TVC that is full of TPM carry-forwards, but the point here is that this case just arrived! Click through for his story!

Rancho Obi-Wan 2nd Annual Gala!

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2014 at 06:00 PM EDT |

Click through for an impoortant announcement from our friends at Rancho Obi-Wan!

The Black Series 6-inch Stormtrooper Wave Found At TARGET!

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2014 at 05:54 PM EDT |

I don't think I have seen this reported anywhere yet, but TARGET stores are beginning to receive The Black Series 6" Stormtrooper wave. JTA reader Michael W. can confirm this. I personally have never seen this wave at TARGET yet. Click through for more.

Star Wars Action News: Episode 427

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2014 at 05:50 PM EDT |

Mara Jade was instantly a fan favorite character. When she first graced the pages of the Star Wars expanded universe in Timothy Zahn's 1991 book Heir to the Empire she was embraced by Star Wars fans. It wasn't long before the figure also appeared in video games, action figures, the Return of the Jedi Radio Drama and more. But now with the Star Wars Expanded Universe being rebranded "Legends" Mara Jade's canonical status is uncertain and fans who've followed the character for over twenty years cannot look forward to new Mara Jade adventures. However fans can own a statue of Mara Jade, perhaps for the last time! Announced before the Expanded Universe reboot, Kotobukiya's Mara Jade Bishoujo has recently been released as a companion to their previous (also EU) statue of Jaina Solo. On this Star Wars Action News podcast listen to find out if this statue is a gem you should own!

Toys R Us Gets Ripped Off

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2014 at 10:04 AM EDT |

Well, it looks like Toys R Us is the retailer of choice that got shanked this year with the "destined to fail" Cantina Showdown Greedo/Han Solo mutlipack. If they only knew that these two figures are already peg-warming in their stores right this instant. Buyers at huge chains like this need to ask Hasbro two things: are they retools, repaints or all-new figures and if this exclusive contains just repacks then why are you offering this to me? Gone are the days of The Force Unleashed or Republic Commando sets that set the bar higher than we ever imagined. Good luck TRU: you have been sold a bridge.

Review: Nexu - SW [S - P1] - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2014 at 07:36 AM EDT |

We got a great response from our June pot luck so we are also going to do July pot luck. Check out the Star Wars "Saga" Deluxe Nexu. 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.

Nexu


 
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