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February 2015

Found! Rebels Saga Legends Wave 3 Hits Canada!

Posted by Paul | March 01, 2015 at 12:28 AM ET |

Found! Rebels Saga Legends wave 3 has been located at Walmart in Canada! JTA reader Daniel M. sends us the visual proof! They were found in Montreal. Click each thumbnail for a larger image of each. That Han Solo (Bespin Outfit) is looking pretty sharp!

      

Some Store Finds Are Just Overwhelming Collectors

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2015 at 10:03 PM ET |

Longtime JTA reader, cyber friend and clever comment person earthclanbootstrap happily sends us news that he finally found Chopper in an actual store! Click through for his report.

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | February 28, 2015 at 08:54 PM ET |

Brian's Toys has the The Black Series wave 8 available for pre-order. Check out their latest newsletter right here for TBS and more...

Brian's Toys

TBS6 Emperor Palpatine Packaged Figures Hits eBay

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2015 at 07:49 PM ET |

With special thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for the alert, The Black Series 6" Emperor Palpatine packaged figure has made its way to eBay which likely means it's not too far off from reaching the USA. Check out the auction and let us know your thoughts on this long-awaited figure. If we could only get a definitive 3.75" version.....

It has definitely been one of the best weeks in years in Philly as far as store finds are concerned. And that isn't saying much since TARGET gets figures piece meal and Walmarts distribution is about as bad as Hasbro's is. We're ONE DAY out from March 1st and I have finally found the very first Rebels Saga Legends figures ever on the pegs at Walmart today. (Hard to believe all the controversy that was caused from our rumor report in early November ended up coming to pass. In fact, the arrival of these figures ended being later than January 30th by a FULL MONTH. Oh the drama we create! Sarcasm.) For figures that were supposed to be out September 2014, it's amazing that we have received them at all and that so many factors (some known, many unknown) have played such a devastating role in the Star Wars brand's distribution. Anyway, the great news is that Rebels Saga Legends wave 1 (and now wave 2 at select retail locations) is finally making its way to retail and with the dockworkers' contracts finally ironed out, it seems we're in the home stretch to mass arrival of these things (we hope). We truly pray that this nearly 6-month delay has had little impact on the success of the Rebels line. Because there are some great figures in it.

Even More Rebels Saga Legends Reports: Calexico CA

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2015 at 06:27 PM ET |

JTA reader Mijail N. P. sends us a very happy store report from Calexico CA. He explains that this is the first time his area has seen Rebels figures (Saga Legends) and someone had already beaten him to them!! This was from Walmart (if you can't tell from the setting).

More Great Rebels Finds: Connecticut

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2015 at 06:23 PM ET |

JTA reader countdooku77 sends us two positive store reports from Connecticut. First he amazingly found wave 1 of Rebels Saga Legends at Walmart and then found the exclusive The Phantom Attack Shuttle at his local TARGET. Click either thumbnail for proof!

    

FlashBack Review: R4-J1 - TLC - Build A Droid

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2015 at 01:01 PM ET |

R4-J1

  • Collectible: R4-J1
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Build A Droid
  • Review Sequence: #87
  • Original Publication Date: August 18, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 974th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

The Black Series 6 Inch Wave 8 Hits Amazon

Posted by Chuck | February 28, 2015 at 10:01 AM ET |

Amazon.com has now made The Black Series Wave 8 available for pre-order. Click each image below for direct links.

         

Gentle Giant Han Solo (Hero of Yavin) Mini Bust Gallery and Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | February 28, 2015 at 09:29 AM ET |

Gentle Giant has a new gallery of their upcoming Han Solo (Hero of Yavin) mini bust. You can check out a full gallery and pre-order him right here. It looks like his face sculpt has had a major change from the preview product announced last fall, and not for the better. You can click through to see how the prototype compares to the final version.

Review: AT-DP Driver - R - Saga Legends (SL14)

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2015 at 12:10 AM ET |

Here is another excellent figure from the Star Wars: Rebels Saga Legends line. See the AT-DP Driver (who is really an Imperial Combat Driver) 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-DP Driver

FlashBack Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - TLC - BD 9

Posted by Paul | February 27, 2015 at 04:03 PM ET |

Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Collectible: Obi-Wan Kenobi (BD 9)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #12
  • Original Publication Date: June 4, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 464th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

PRESS RELEASE: LEGO Star Wars Droid Tales Series On Disney XD

Posted by Paul | February 27, 2015 at 01:30 PM ET |

ENFIELD, Conn. (February 27, 2015) – The LEGO Group, world renowned manufacturer of construction toys, today announced that Disney XD has acquired LEGO® Star Wars™: Droid Tales for airing later this year. The animated content series consists of five 22-minute episodes that re-tell the Star Wars saga in chronological order from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace up through Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Disney XD is also currently home to the animated hit series Star Wars Rebels. (more....)

Win A Free Box Of Topps Rebels Trading Cards From Topps and JTA!

Posted by Chuck | February 27, 2015 at 12:07 PM ET |

Topps and Jedi Temple Archives are giving away a FREE box of Star Wars Rebels trading cards. How do you win? All the details after the jump!

UPDATE: Our contest has now ended!

Review: TIE Pilot - R - Saga Legends (SL13)

Posted by Paul | February 27, 2015 at 08:19 AM ET |

We will be finishing out February with the couple of Rebels Saga Legends we just found at retail. Let's check out the awesome TIE Pilot. He is better than you might think. 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.

TIE Pilot

Topps Star Wars Rebels Trading Cards

Posted by Chuck | February 26, 2015 at 09:12 PM ET |

Topps continues their Star Wars releases with an all-new Star Wars Rebels set based on the animated series. Click through for information on the complete set, as well as a look at some of the cards.

Sideshow Collectibles announced with this week's newsletter an all-new Darth Vader (Lord of the Sith) Premium Format Figure. Click here for the full preview page. Pre-orders open on Thursday, March 5th.

FlashBack Review: Padmé Amidala - TLC - BD 12

Posted by Paul | February 26, 2015 at 02:49 PM ET |

Padmé Amidala

  • Collectible: PadmĂ© Amidala (BD 12)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #32
  • Original Publication Date: June 24, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 616th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Review: Padmé Amidala - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 26, 2015 at 08:17 AM ET |

This is the figure that changed the Unleashed line and brought many more collectors into its fold. Just please don't call her "perky Padme" fan boys. She's the mother of Jedi royalty for goodness sake. See Padmé Amidala 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.

Padmé Amidala

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | February 25, 2015 at 06:18 PM ET |

Click through for the latest newsletter from Big Bad Toy Store, including pre-orders for the new 6" The Black Series waves...

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

Big Bad Toy Store

FlashBack Review: Mon Calamari Warrior - TLC - BD 14

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2015 at 05:31 PM ET |

Mon Calamari Warrior

  • Collectible: Mon Calamari Warrior (BD 14)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #97
  • Original Publication Date: August 28, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 929th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Yeah, that isn't an exaggeration. Well, there is no other way to say this than it's a miracle. To my shock, yours truly found a fresh "supply" of Saga Legends wave 2 at a local TARGET store right outside of Philadelphia. As you know, TARGET gets most of their figures piece meal now and I was fortunate enough to locate the AT-DP Driver and TIE Fighter Pilot figures (2 of each and that was it). The bigger shock? This local TARGET store, which has had one sole Yoda 3.75" (orange card) hanging and NOTHING ELSE SINCE today also had the TARGET exclusive "figure and vehicle" sets too. Still no sign of the AT-DP with AT-DP Driver yet....

Rebels Saga Legends Wave 2 Hits Roanoke VA!

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2015 at 05:20 PM ET |

It looks like remedy is in order as we have more Rebels store reports in areas that have been dry for months. JTA good friend Darth Eddie provides us with proof that wave 2 of Saga Legends have hit Roanoke, VA!

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys - Pre-order TBS6 Wave 9! Hurry!

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2015 at 01:16 PM ET |

Pre-order wave 9 of The Black Series 6" at JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys right now! Singles are also available and we don't expect IG-88 and Leia Boushh to last long so hurry!

Marvel's Darth Vader #2 On Sale Today

Posted by Chuck | February 25, 2015 at 12:26 PM ET |

On sale today: Marvel's Darth Vader #2. Stop by your local comic shop to pick it up, or get the digital version at the Marvel Digital Comics Shop!

Review: Aurra Sing - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2015 at 07:51 AM ET |

She's not as bald as Asajj Ventress, but she is "follicly-challenged" in her own little way too. See the gorgeous Aurra Sing Unleashed 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.

Aurra Sing

FlashBack Review: Clone SCUBA Trooper - TLC - BD 10

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2015 at 04:44 PM ET |

Clone SCUBA Trooper

  • Collectible: Clone SCUBA Trooper (BD 10)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #33
  • Original Publication Date: June 25, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 597th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Our friends at Mintinbox.net have unveiled their Celebration VII exclusive giveaway. A beautiful 4 piece puzzle tribute to Ralph McQuarrie! Click here to check out the details, including how you can get a hand on these prints!

Review: Asajj Ventress - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2015 at 07:41 AM ET |

Ooo.... does she look mad or what? See the beautifully evil Asajj Ventress Unleashed 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.

Asajj Ventress

Darth Vader Makes Appearance In Season Finale Of Rebels!

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2015 at 07:34 AM ET |

Darth Vader appears in the season finale of Rebels! Check out the preview!

FlashBack Review: MagnaGuard - TCW [F/S1] - No. 22

Posted by Paul | February 23, 2015 at 05:33 PM ET |

MagnaGuard

  • Collectible: MagnaGuard (No. 22)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #260
  • Original Publication Date: February 7, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 705th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Review: Aayla Secura - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 23, 2015 at 08:24 AM ET |

She's beautiful, bold and blue and that's probably all you need to know when it comes to the Aayla Secura Unleashed figure. Check out this beauty 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.

Aayla Secura

FlashBack Review: R2-D2 - TCW [F/S1] - Basic (No. 8)

Posted by Chuck | February 22, 2015 at 09:39 PM ET |

R2-D2

  • Collectible: R2-D2 (No. 8)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #218
  • Original Publication Date: December 27, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,066th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Store Report: Star Wars Rebels Wave 2 Found In NC

Posted by Chuck | February 22, 2015 at 09:37 PM ET |

Star Wars Rebels Wave 2 has been showing up more and more. Let's hope this is the start of a new trend... figures on shelves! Click through for JTA reader Michael's report from North Carolina!

Review: Luke Skywalker [Snowspeeder Pilot] - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 22, 2015 at 01:20 AM ET |

Oh man is this an awesome Unleashed figure! Check out the stunning Luke Skywalker [Snowspeeder Pilot] based on some off screen moment perhaps within the Battle of Hoth. He even has removable goggles. For us, this figure reminds us quite a bit of an excellent Ralph McQuarrie sketch. See if you agree. 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.

Luke Skywalker [Snowspeeder Pilot]

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys - Pre-order TBS6 Wave 8!

Posted by Paul | February 22, 2015 at 12:00 AM ET |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys now has The Black Series 6" wave 8 available for PRE-ORDER! You can also get singles as well by clicking any of these links: Emperor Palpatine, Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise), Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise) and Clone Trooper Captain.

FlashBack Review: Padmé Amidala - TCW [F/S1] - No. 20

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2015 at 08:21 PM ET |

Padmé Amidala

  • Collectible: PadmĂ© Amidala (No. 20)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #259
  • Original Publication Date: February 6, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 822nd most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

West Coast Dockworkers Deal Dispute Reached

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2015 at 03:14 PM ET |

It looks like as if a deal has been reached in the West Coast dockworkers dispute. But before you get too excited, it is expected that the backlog is so severe that it will be months before they actually catch up and are on a normal routine. Besides, from our conversations with Hasbro at Toy Fair, this strike has only been one of many problems anyhow (and not even a root cause). USAToday.com has the story.

Review: Mace Windu - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2015 at 01:20 AM ET |

Here is a fiery version of Mace Windu. 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.

Mace Windu

FlashBack Review: Clone Pilot Odd Ball - TCW [F/S1] - No. 11

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2015 at 03:32 PM ET |

Clone Pilot Odd Ball

  • Collectible: Clone Pilot Odd Ball (No. 11)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #257
  • Original Publication Date: February 4, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 988th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Twelfth Parsec's Custom Diorama Environments Web Site Up and Running

Posted by Chuck | February 20, 2015 at 02:25 PM ET |

The team over at Twelfth Parsec wanted to share their recent progress for diorama and display enthusiasts. Their site is up and running, so make sure you check out some of the cool things they are doing over there to satiate collector's desires for playset-like displays. Click through for a few of the items they have for sale right now, and feel free to comment on the items they currently have (and maybe some items you would like them to make next—I'm sure they'd love to hear ideas)!

Review: Yoda - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2015 at 07:51 AM ET |

Check out the stunning Unleashed Yoda 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.

Yoda

FlashBack Review: Asajj Ventress - TCW [F/S1] - No. 15

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2015 at 04:42 PM ET |

Asajj Ventress

  • Collectible: Asajj Ventress (No. 15)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #151
  • Original Publication Date: October 21, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 241st most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Peter Mayhew Reveals Packaged Shot Of TBS Chewbacca Figure On Facebook!

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2015 at 02:14 PM ET |

Hasbro sends the one and only Peter Mayhew a copy of The Black Series 3.75" Chewbacca figure. Peter posted this on his Facebook page today. Thank you to our friends at the Wolfpack Podcast for the alert!

Review: Count Dooku [Darth Tyranus] - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2015 at 12:55 AM ET |

He was the antagonist in Attack Of The Clones and a main character in The Clone Wars. See the artistic interpretation of Count Dooku [Darth Tyranus] in the Unleashed line in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Count Dooku [Darth Tyranus]

FlashBack Review: Clone Trooper (With Space Gear) - TCW [F/S1] - No. 21

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

Clone Trooper (With Space Gear)

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper (With Space Gear) (No. 21)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #125
  • Original Publication Date: September 25, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,113th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Star Wars Rebels Vehicles In Stock On Amazon.com

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2015 at 09:46 AM ET |

The Star Wars Rebels vehicles are in stock on Amazon.com if you are still looking for them. These have been a bit "easier" to come by on the shelves than the figures, but if you haven't seen them or have been holding out you can find them all right here.

Review: Clone Trooper - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 18, 2015 at 01:20 AM ET |

We are back to Unleashed! Let's check out the Clone Trooper from this line. It's the topic of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Clone Trooper

Wicket W. Warrick battles Biker Scouts when the Ewoks join forces with the Rebels to take control of the Empire's shield generator on Endor. We have our final Mission Series Visual Guide update from wave 2: Wicket W. Warrick and Biker Scout (MS10). You can view the full Visual Guide by clicking below, and you can read our full analysis in our Research Droids Review.

Wicket W. Warrick and Biker Scout  - Mission Series (MS10)

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | February 17, 2015 at 09:12 PM ET |

Click through for the latest collectibles from BigBadToyStore.com! See all their latest pre-orders as well as 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

Walmart Either Has No Star Wars Products Or They Are On Clearance

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2015 at 09:10 PM ET |

JTA reader Aarren A. sends us some slightly disappointing news about how most of the Star Wars stuff in MULTIPLE of his area's Walmarts is being discounted. I don't know all of Hasbro's numbers, but don't stores like Walmart prove to be a total waste time and again? This area happens to be Davenport, IA.

         

Saga Legends Wave 2 Found At Disney Store In UK!

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2015 at 09:02 PM ET |

JTA reader Matt Hammonds from the UK has found wave 2 of the Rebels Saga Legends line at his local Disney store.

More Mission Series Wave 2 Finds: Tulsa OK

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2015 at 08:57 PM ET |

And we have a report from Tulsa, OK. Check it out from JTA reader Jared T. by clicking through.

More Rebels Mission Series Wave 2 Finds: Roanoke VA

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2015 at 08:52 PM ET |

JTA friend and reader Darth Eddie eagerly submits a store report for the Rebels Mission Series wave 2 found at TARGET! Click through for his report!

Freeco Speeder With Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Collectible: Freeco Speeder With Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Deluxe
  • Review Sequence: #497
  • Original Publication Date: October 2, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,119th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Just Released: Star Wars X MimoPowerTube Series 2

Posted by Chuck | February 17, 2015 at 02:17 PM ET |

Check out the just released Mimoco Star Wars X MimoPowerTube Series 2 battery sticks...

Rancho Obi-Wan Launches First Book for Celebration Anaheim Exhibit

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2015 at 12:58 PM ET |

Rancho Obi-Wan's 900-square-foot exhibit at Celebration Anaheim April 16-19 will focus on how Star Wars fans through the years have made their own tremendous contributions to that far-away galaxy, and in commemoration the nonprofit museum will make available a limited print-run book, Inspired by the Force: Star Wars Fan Artifacts & Art. (more....)

HasbroToyShop.com Set To Receive Saga Legends Wave 3 - Where's Wave 2?

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2015 at 12:17 PM ET |

With special thanks to JTA reader TC W. for the alert, it looks like HasbroToyShop.com is gearing up to welcome Saga Legends wave 3 to their site. but what happened to wave 2? Click through for more!

Review: Wicket W. Warrick/Biker Scout - R - Mission Series (MS10)

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2015 at 12:35 AM ET |

This set is getting a lot of flack but we like it. Yes, it might be unnecessary and the articulation is stinky, but look carefully at the awesome sculpts in the Wicket W. Warrick/Biker Scout Mission Series set. It's the topic of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Wicket W. Warrick/Biker Scout

Visual Guide Update - Bossk and IG-88 (MS11) - Mission Series

Posted by Chuck | February 16, 2015 at 07:03 PM ET |

Two of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy, Bossk and IG-88 are hired by Darth Vader to track down the Millennium Falcon and its Rebel crew. You can check out our Visual Guide for Bossk and IG-88 (MS11) by clicking the image below. You can also check out our full review right here.

Bossk and IG-88 - Mission Series (MS11)

FlashBack Review: Clone Trooper (501st Legion) - TCW [F/S1] - Exclusive

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2015 at 05:37 PM ET |

Clone Trooper (501st Legion)

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper (501st Legion)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Exclusives
  • Review Sequence: #459
  • Original Publication Date: August 25, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,038th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Episode IV Obi-Wan Kenobi Pre-order Is Live

Posted by Chuck | February 16, 2015 at 05:35 PM ET |

The Hot Toys Obi-Wan Kenobi is up for pre-order via Sideshow Collectibles!

Disney Store Running 25% Off Friends And Family Sale

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2015 at 05:32 PM ET |

The Disney Store is running a Friends & Family discount sale which means everything in the store is 25% off, including clearance. JTA reader Brandon Y. was able to score a TBS6 Princess Leia (Slave Outfit) for a mere $5.25 (down from $6.99) and the remaining Rebels vehicles are on sale for $9.75 (down from $12.99).

Toy Fair 2015: Hasbro Q And A - Your Questions Answered!

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2015 at 11:39 AM ET |

This year’s Hasbro Entertainment Brand Preview Event was like no other I have ever attended in the past. It was utterly deflating and frustrating for Star Wars collectors, but for me especially since I was hoping that what I heard rumored would be officialy revealed. It was fantastic if you weren’t a Star Wars collector obviously. I certainly don't want to rain on anyone else's parade who is into other things besides Star Wars. There were many great products announced in the Marvel and Transformers lines. And those into My Little Pony and Jurassic World have many great things to anticipate. The kicker however for me was that the big Star Wars reveal news (which even had its own kiosk in the showroom) was a farting Furbacca. Not a single Star Wars basic figure in any scale or format was announced or even discussed. Because we are a “Star Wars” fan site, let’s talk about what is and ISN’T happening even if it isn't much. (more....)

Review: Bossk/IG-88 - R - Mission Series (MS11)

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2015 at 01:10 AM ET |

It's a modern take on a retro style and a controversial set no matter your approval or dissatisfaction of simply articulated action figures. Check out the Bossk/IG-88 Mission Series 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.

Bossk/IG-88

FlashBack Review: Speeder Bike With Count Dooku - TCW [S2] - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | February 15, 2015 at 05:41 PM ET |

Speeder Biker With Count Dooku

  • Collectible: Speeder Bike With Count Dooku
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Deluxe
  • Review Sequence: #489
  • Original Publication Date: September 24, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,024th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Wullffwarro is a Wookiee leader who, along with his comrades, becomes a powerful ally to Kanan Jarrus and his band of rebel heroes. Our Mission Series Visual Guides continue with the addition of Wullffwarro and Wookiee Warrior (MS07). Click below for the full guide and get all the stats on this set in our latest Research Droids Review!

Wullffwarro and Wookiee Warrior  - Mission Series (MS07)

Toy Fair 2015: Hasbro Q And A Coming Soon - Do This While You Wait....

Posted by Paul | February 15, 2015 at 12:47 PM ET |

Lackluster doesn't even come remotely close to describe the Hasbro Star Wars presentation. In fact, after the presentation, we felt exactly like THIS. We do not deny for a moment that they were upfront about not announcing anything related to The Force Awaken, but we didn't expect to see nothing new from Rebels, or both scales of The Black Series. I just wanted to let you know that we did cull some new information (not new products but new explanations on things) out of Hasbro that will be revealed via my Q&A. I am working on that now and will post ASAP.

Please do this in the meantime: Watch THIS VIDEO from our friends at ToyHypeUSA.com. Listen to and watch the energy from the Jakks Pacific Collectors Event presentation featuring Scott "ToyGuru" Neitlich from 2015's NY Toy Fair. This is a man who has pure passion for the license for which he develops toys and the respect the company has for collectors (NOT KIDS – necessarily). This presentation will be relevant for when we get to our Hasbro Q&A. The Star Wars talk starts around 13:50 on the video. Special thanks to FT for the link.

UPDATE: Our very own flamingtoilet found the link to the video for us.

Review: Wullffwarro/Wookiee Warrior - R - Mission Series (MS07)

Posted by Paul | February 15, 2015 at 07:51 AM ET |

Action figures without accessories? How perverse! Well, that may be a slight exaggeration, but the Wullffwarro/Wookiee Warrior Mission Series set seems naked in more ways than one. See more (or less) 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.

Wullffwarro/Wookiee Warrior

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Toy Fair 2015 - JAKKS Pacific Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 08:40 PM ET |

Now that we've had time to take a breath we've put together our final JAKKS Pacific Gallery. More of what we showed ealier, just better quality! Click through for the full gallery!

     

Toy Fair 2015 - Hasbro Press Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 08:31 PM ET |

Hasbro has released their official press images. You can view them directly on our Facebook Page.

BREAKING NEWS! Bummed About Toy Fair This Year? SL Wave 2 FOUND!

Posted by Paul | February 14, 2015 at 08:01 PM ET |

Holy cow! This may be the most exciting news of the day! JTA readers John C. and Chad C. send us PROOF that the SECOND WAVE of Rebels Saga Legends have hit TARGET in Washington state. Click through for the proof!

Toy Fair 2015 - Kotobukiya Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 07:44 PM ET |

Click through for our full look at the Kotobukiya booth at Javits Center. They had some new items on display, including the upcoming Celebration VII exclusive ARTFX+ R3-A2 and K-3PO and a slick looking Snowtrooper!

     

A crew member on the Ghost freighter, Sabine Wren uses her skill with gadgets and explosives to cause trouble for the Empire's Stormtroopers. Sabine Wren and Stormtrooper (MS08) are our latest addition to the Star Wars Rebels Visual Guide. Click below for the full guide, and make sure to find out everything you need to know about this set right here in our Research Droids Review!

Sabine Wren and Stormtrooper - Mission Series (MS08)

Toy Fair 2015 - Underground Toys Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 07:25 PM ET |

While making our way through Javits this morning we had a chance to stop by the Underground Toys booth. Click through to check out what they had on display!

     

Toy Fair 2015 - Hasbro Showroom Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 06:01 PM ET |

Hasbro didn't offer much up new for collectors this year, but you can still take a look at what they had on display in our Hasbro Showroom gallery.

     

Toy Fair 2015 - LEGO Parting Gift

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 05:22 PM ET |

LEGO gifted a pretty nifty poster to attendees of their Collector's Event this morning. Click through for a front and back look...

FlashBack Review: C-3PO - TCW [F/S1] - Basic (No. 16)

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 05:16 PM ET |

C-3PO

  • Collectible: C-3PO (No. 16)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #167
  • Original Publication Date: November 6, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,036th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Toy Fair 2015 - LEGO Press Release and Product Information

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 04:56 PM ET |

Click through for the complete LEGO press release with information on all the new sets and products revealed at this year's Collector's Event.

Toy Fair 2015 - Hasbro Gallery Sneak Peek

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 04:46 PM ET |

Hasbro's presentation and showroom were a disappointment this year. You can still see our preview pictures in a dedicated gallery on Facebook.

Toy Fair 2015 - LEGO Showroom Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 01:03 PM ET |

Click through to check out our full LEGO showroom gallery!

     

Toy Fair 2015 - Hasbro Presentation LIVE BLOG

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 12:01 PM ET |

It's that time again and we are on site at the Hasbro event! We've set up a LIVE BLOG for full real-time coverage. You can Join us right here for our live blog of Hasbro Star Wars news as it happens. Feel free to comment and chat amongst yourselves while Paul feeds us all of the details coming out of the presentation. The presentation is due to start at approximately 1PM EDT.

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Episode IV Obi-Wan Kenobi

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 11:01 AM ET |

Hot Toys announces their latest release for their highly detailed sixth scale line: Obi-Wan Kenobi. Click through for their full press gallery.

Toy Fair 2015 - JAKKS Pacific Sneak Peek Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 09:41 AM ET |

Next up we visited the JAKKS Pacific booth. JAKKS Pacific revealed a new Bossk, Yoda, Greedo, Tatooine Luke, Sandtrooper (complete with a diecast weapon) and a huge 48" Darth Vader. Click through to check out our sneak peek gallery. We'll have a larger more detailed gallery later once we process the high resolution images.

     

Follow JTA On Facebook For Full Toy Fair Coverage!

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 09:07 AM ET |

We will continue with our Toy Fair coverage throughout the day in a variety of ways. Make sure to LIKE us on Facebook to insure you receive our full coverage!

Toy Fair 2015 - LEGO Event Sneak Peek Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 08:45 AM ET |

We have a high quality detailed gallery coming later from the LEGO event, but in the meantime you can check out our full camera phone sneak peek gallery right here to give you an idea of the new products being offered!

     

Toy Fair 2015 - LEGO Event Sneak Peek

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 07:24 AM ET |

We are kicking off our Toy Fair coverage with a trip to the exclusive LEGO Collector's Party. Paul Harrison is on site and sends in a few sneak peeks at the LEGO displays. Click through to check them out, including some really sweet mini fig displays!

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2015 at 06:59 AM ET |

Click through for the latest Brian's Toys Newsletter. They've listed Star Wars Rebels wave 3 and new Gentle Giant items...

Brian's Toys

Review: Sabine Wren/Stormtrooper - R - Mission Series (MS08)

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

We continue our analysis of the Rebels Mission Series wave 2 figures. Let's check out the Sabine Wren/Stormtrooper set. It is another great effort from Hasbro. 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.

Sabine Wren/Stormtrooper

Clone Trooper (Senate Security)

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper (Senate Security)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Exclusives
  • Review Sequence: #94
  • Original Publication Date: August 25, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,089th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Star Wars Marvel #3 Exclusive Sneak Preview

Posted by Paul | February 13, 2015 at 05:40 PM ET |

StarWars.com has posted an exclusive preview to Marvel #3. Check it out!

Abrams And Kennedy Confirmed For Star Wars Celebration!

Posted by Paul | February 13, 2015 at 05:28 PM ET |

Huge news! JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy have been announced as guests at Star Wars Celebration. StarWars.com has the full story!

Visual Guide Update - Cikatro Vizago and IG-RM (MS09) - Mission Series

Posted by Chuck | February 13, 2015 at 05:08 PM ET |

The scoundrel Cikatro Vizago, often accompanied by his IG-RM Droid bodyguards, smuggles cargo past the Imperial blockade that surrounds the planet Lothal. Click below to check out our latest addition to the Rebels Visual Guide: Cikatro Vizago and IG-RM (MS09), and if you missed this morning's full review then make sure you stop by our Research Droids Review!

Cikatro Vizago and IG-RM - Mission Series (MS09)

Review: Star Wars: Rebels - Episode 12: Call to Action

Posted by Chuck | February 13, 2015 at 03:33 PM ET |

Our review of the latest episode of Star Wars Rebels is now live. Read all about Star Wars Rebels: Call to Action after the jump!

TF2015: Ask Your Questions To Hasbro! (PLEASE READ DIRECTIONS)

Posted by Paul | February 13, 2015 at 12:30 PM ET |

You know we do this every chance we can for you. And now it's time for you to provide us with material from which to work. JTA will have a chance to ask Hasbro your burning questions at the Hasbro Media Event during 2015's NY International Toy Fair (tomorrow). Please feel free to post ONE QUESTION per reader. If you decide to change your question, please just edit your original comment – although we can't guarantee we will catch your edits. So make your first and only question a good one! JTA will be asking all of the standard questions that surround articulation, paint operation issues and plans for the lines, so save those questions for other options. Also, anything related to The Force Awakens (general or specific) will be instantly deleted. We're not touching that topic with a ten-foot pole. Please do not respond to others' questions with a comment. Show your support for the question only by up-voting them. Down-votes will have no negative impact and will count as up-votes. The questions with the most support will get priority. (Please spend some time up-voting others' questions.) Also, those of you without Disqus accounts, please feel free to post as a Guest. Thank you for your support and making this as easy as possible for us.

UPDATE: Please submit your questions by 9 PM (EDT) today if possible. We will continually check after that, but we'd like to have the bulk of them ready by then.

TF2015: Hasbro Investor Presentation Slides

Posted by Paul | February 13, 2015 at 11:27 AM ET |

Hasbro provided their investors with a presentation this morning and while nothing of "great" importance was announced as far as collectors are concerned, you can view the slides of the presentation at Yakface.com who did all the hardwork procuring them on their site.

Review: Cikatro Vizago/IG-RM - R - MS09

Posted by Paul | February 13, 2015 at 12:40 AM ET |

Here we go again! The reviews are fully ready! We have a new wave of figures to analyze and we will start with the excellent Cikatro Vizago/IG-RM duo. This set has exceeded our expectations. 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.

Cikatro Vizago/IG-RM

Check Those Kmarts!

Posted by Paul | February 12, 2015 at 09:45 PM ET |

JTA moderator Paul B. sends in a great store report find. If you have a Kmart near you, you may want to see what's hanging on the clearance aisle shelves. Click through to read his report and see what he scored!

They're Back.... Again!

Posted by Paul | February 12, 2015 at 09:37 PM ET |

JTA reader Ziro The Hutt has written in to let us know that The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] Special Value Offer sets are now hitting Tuesday Morning for $19.99 each. Click through for his report.

More Instances Of The Black Series 3.75-inch Line On Clearance

Posted by Paul | February 12, 2015 at 08:33 PM ET |

We are still getting reports of The Black Series 3.75" line getting clearanced out at Walmart for $7.00 each. Click through for JTA reader Michael W.'s report!

212th Battalion Clone Troopers And Jet Backpacks

  • Collectible: 212th Battalion Clone Troopers And Jet Backpacks
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Deluxe
  • Review Sequence: #683
  • Original Publication Date: April 6, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 979th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Is It Possible That We Have Reached The End? SA 3.75-inch: Au Revoir?

Posted by Paul | February 12, 2015 at 10:47 AM ET |

This is NOT necessarily JTA's opinion and it CERTAINLY doesn't mean it's fact (at this very moment). But Rebelscum forum poster "Stan" who has been known to predict very accurate things (and to be fair has also been wrong about others – like any of us) has posted the following: "Hate to the [sic] bearer of not so good news, their [sic] are few waves coming, the ones announce [sic] at New York and one addition wave, the Black Series 3 3/4 RIP!" Take that as you'd like for the moment. It could simply mean it's the actual end of The Black Series line look. Don't panic yet. We will certainly find out more at Toy Fair this weekend. We wonder with all of the past rumors supporting this that this might actually be right on the money. Your thoughts please....

Review: Stormtrooper - Unleashed

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

Another excellent figure in the Unleashed line is the Stormtrooper, roughly based on a scene from A New Hope. 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.

Stormtrooper

FlashBack Review: Turbo Tank Support Squad - TCW [S2] - Deluxe

Posted by Paul | February 11, 2015 at 07:26 PM ET |

Turbo Tank Support Squad

  • Collectible: Turbo Tank Support Squad
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Deluxe
  • Review Sequence: #682
  • Original Publication Date: April 5, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,013th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Some Collectors Are Just Finding Stuff NOW!

Posted by Paul | February 11, 2015 at 06:34 PM ET |

JTA reader Walter F. hasn't had the same luck as most of us with The Black Series 3.75" line. But his luck has changed. Click through for his report!

Return? Backroom Find? Or The Will Of The Force?

Posted by Paul | February 11, 2015 at 06:24 PM ET |

JTA reader Alex sends us a store report certain to make you question what is going on in distribution land. To clarify, for us, it's not about the TVC figures. Check out what this TARGET store shockingly had hanging from the pegs. Check it out.

LEGOLAND California Resort- Dad 2.0 Conference - Awesome Display!

Posted by Paul | February 11, 2015 at 06:16 PM ET |

LEGOLand California Resort has reached out to us to show our readers an incredible display they are preparing for the Dad 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. (Hint: It's the biggest display to date.) Click through for their PRESS RELEASE and be sure to click the image below for a larger view too!

Review: Star Wars: Rebels - Episode 11: Vision of Hope

Posted by Chuck | February 11, 2015 at 05:14 PM ET |

We are playing catch-up with our Star Wars Rebels reviews. Click through to check out our full review for last week's episode: Star Wars Rebels: Vision of Hope.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | February 11, 2015 at 05:01 PM ET |

Big Bad Toy Store just released their latest newsletter. Click through to see their new preorders 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

New TBS6 Figures Hit eBay!

Posted by Paul | February 11, 2015 at 09:52 AM ET |

eBay seller viperskingdom has just added new The Black Series 6" figures to his eBay store. These include Han Solo (Hoth) with Tauntaun, Clone Trooper Captain, Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise) and Emperor Palpatine. Many are shaping up nicely, but we couldn't get past Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) without his parka hood on his head. What is THAT all about? Check them all out HERE. Special thanks to Yakface.com for the alert.

Review: Tusken Raider - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 11, 2015 at 07:43 AM ET |

Here is a very dramatic interpretation of a Tusken Raider. It even comes with an alternate arm and different weapon. 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.

Tusken Raider

UPDATE: Sneak Peek! Rebels Mission Series Wave 2

Posted by Paul | February 10, 2015 at 11:50 PM ET |

Our Rebels Mission Series wave 2 figures have arrived and we're adding them to our RDRs as we speak. More are on the way, but keep checking back as we still have a few more sets to add. Reviews will be forthcoming, but what you should know right off the bat is that Hasbro has significantly improved their quality control issues. These figures look great despite their minimal articulation. This is a huge step forward, whether you're pro or con 5POA (and less).

     
   

UPDATE: Original Trilogy sets now added!

FlashBack Review: Ugnaught - TLC - BD 43

Posted by Paul | February 10, 2015 at 08:02 PM ET |

Ugnaught

  • Collectible: Ugnaught (BD 43)
  • Collection: The Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1
  • Original Publication Date: May 24, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 410th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Review: Chewbacca [Endor] - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 10, 2015 at 12:40 AM ET |

One of our most favorite pieces in the entire Unleashed line is Chewbacca, based somewhere within the Battle of Endor. But what is up with his Littlest Pet Shop eyes? 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.

Chewbacca

FlashBack Review: Anakin Skywalker - TCW [F/S1] - No. 1

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2015 at 06:21 PM ET |

Anakin Skywalker

  • Collectible: Anakin Skywalker (No. 1)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #128
  • Original Publication Date: September 28, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 997th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Card Backs, Part 18: The Coup de Grâce

Posted by Chuck | February 09, 2015 at 03:08 PM ET |

Our final card back update (for now) features some of the toughest card backs to add to your collection. If you go down this road be prepared to lay out a stack of credits for this collection! Click through for the last six card backs we add, completing the entire run of 196 unique cards available from the Vintage collection! This is our 18th update, adding well over 200 card backs to the Archives. A huge thanks to JTA content contributor George Telesco for all his help in completing this first phase of our updates! Don't forget, you can check out all 18 updates over on our Visual Guides channel if you missed anything!

The Devil Is Definitely In These Details!

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2015 at 11:36 AM ET |

E-tailer Andrews Toys has posted a gallery of the upcoming treacherously terrible and dreadful Digital Release Commemorative action figure sets. I don't think I could think of a worse collection of figures than this. Because these will be supporting an obvious collector focused group of buyers, we find it ridiculous that 5POA figures would be included. There is also the addition of Movie Heroes Padmé Amidala which didn't need to see re-release either for about another 100 years. She is still available at Five Below for $5. I would have rather paid the $35-$40 per set with all collector-focused figures instead. This isn't about hating 5POA. It's about providing nothing to collectors, the ones with money to support the line (and want to support the line). Why must EVERYTHING be kid-focused and dumbed down? What do you think? Click through to see their gallery.

  
  

Review: Han Solo - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2015 at 08:46 AM ET |

Another collector favorite, the Han Solo Unleashed figure is another incredible success in this scale. See why you need this one too 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

Rebels Mission Series Wave 2 Continue To Hit Brick And Mortar

Posted by Paul | February 08, 2015 at 09:46 PM ET |

JTA reader CommanderJoe276 has found Mission Series wave 2 at TARGET! Click through for his report!

    

FlashBack Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - TCW [F/S1] - No. 2

Posted by Paul | February 08, 2015 at 03:01 PM ET |

Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Collectible: Obi-Wan Kenobi (No. 2)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #129
  • Original Publication Date: September 29, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 723rd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Review: Princess Leia - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 08, 2015 at 01:05 AM ET |

A collector favorite, the Princess Leia Unleashed figure is one of the nicest interpretations of this character Hasbro has ever manufactured in plastic. See why you need 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.

Princess Leia

Amazon Excluive Slave I And Droid Factory + More At TRU Express

Posted by Paul | February 07, 2015 at 11:09 PM ET |

JTA reader Michael L. has found more than his share of goodies at TRU Express mall store. Click through for his report.

Beautiful Ahsoka (Slave Outfit) Custom Figure

Posted by Paul | February 07, 2015 at 10:08 PM ET |

JTA reader and friend Ben C. is quite distrought over Hasbro's lack of attention at The Clone Wars characters. He desperately needed an Ahsoka in slave outfit.... so he made his own. Click on each thumbnail below to see larger images and click HERE to see how he made it!

   

Disney Theme Park Merchandise Arriving At Retail Level (And On Sale!)

Posted by Paul | February 07, 2015 at 10:01 PM ET |

JTA reader Derek has found some Disney theme park merchandise at his local mall store. Click through for his report! (As always, click the image for a larger view.)

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

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

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys sends us the latest news about what's coming, what's new and what's on sale! Check it all out!

Canadian TARGET Clearance: Our First Store Report

Posted by Paul | February 07, 2015 at 03:45 PM ET |

JTA reader Mike M. sends us a quick report about what he has found on clearance in Canada at TARGET. As you may or may not know, TARGET is pulling its stores out of Canada completely. Click each thumb for a larger image. And click through for his report.

   

FlashBack Review: Jawas - TCW [S2] - CW08

Posted by Paul | February 07, 2015 at 02:52 PM ET |

Jawas

  • Collectible: Jawas (CW08)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #58
  • Original Publication Date: July 20, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 1,099th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Card Backs, Part 17: POTF Repacks

Posted by Chuck | February 07, 2015 at 02:52 PM ET |

We have our biggest update yet featuring 19 of the repacked figures from all three movies showcased on their The Power of the Force card backs! A total of 22 figures were repacked on the POTF card—an exciting lineup that featured many of the most popular figures from 1978-1984 (now packaged with the Collectors Coin). Click through to see which figures made the cut (we've left three of them off of this update, but they are coming soon!). You can see the full lineup in our Vintage Visual Guide to determine which three we've saved for last (can you guess why they were left off of this update?)!

Found! Imperial Troop Transport Hits Toys R Us!

Posted by Paul | February 07, 2015 at 02:41 PM ET |

Here is a new "head scratcher"! JTA reader Mark H. JUST FOUND the Imperial Troop Transport in Ft. Wayne Indiana! Still no Saga Legends figures yet though! Click the image below for a larger view!

Star Wars Mission Series Wave 2 In Stock On Amazon!

Posted by Chuck | February 07, 2015 at 11:37 AM ET |

Mission Series Wave 2 figures are listed in stock on Amazon.com right now! Click below for direct links if you have trouble finding them! A big thanks to JTA reader TC for alerting us!

       

   

Review: Luke Skywalker [Death Star II] - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 07, 2015 at 01:10 AM ET |

We continue our intense look at the exciting Unleashed line. It's time for Luke Skywalker (as he was seen in Return Of The Jedi). This aggressive figure is a standout in thiss collector friendly line. Let's look at it together 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

FlashBack Review: Admiral Yularen - TCW [S2] - CW07

Posted by Paul | February 06, 2015 at 06:19 PM ET |

Admiral Yularen

  • Collectible: Admiral Yularen (CW07)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #61
  • Original Publication Date: July 23, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 837th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

We are in the home stretch for our initial goal of archiving a sample of every figure's card front in our Vintage Archives. Today we start looking at the infamous The Power of the Force line. Fifteen new figures were offered with this wave, with plans to do many more. Sadly, our beloved Star Wars line was cut short and this would be the last we saw of new Star Wars figures on the shelves for years to come. Our first update features 13 of the 15 figures, taking a look at the 'common' figures from this wave. Click through to take a look at this beautiful set!

Kotobukiya R3-A2 & K-3PO ARTFX+ Celebration Anaheim Exclusive

Posted by Chuck | February 06, 2015 at 03:02 PM ET |

Kotobukiya has revealed their Star Wars Celebration Anaheim exclusive: ARTFX+ R3-A2 and K-3PO. Click here to view a full gallery of this awesome set on their Facebook page!

Jedi Temple Archives Is Proud To Support Star Wars Celebration Anaheim

Posted by Chuck | February 06, 2015 at 01:49 PM ET |

Jedi Temple Archives is an official supporter of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, and we will be there in two months to help celebrate! In the meantime, head over to the official Celebration Anaheim web site for all of the details, and let us know if you will be there! You can check out the full page of supporters right here!

Review: R2-D2 (Deluxe) - Heroes Of The Rebellion - 1:6 Scale Figure

Posted by Paul | February 06, 2015 at 12:25 AM ET |

We interrupt our stretch of reviews on the Unleashed line to add Sideshow Collectibles' R2-D2 (Deluxe) figure into our 1:6 Scale Figure category. There is no doubt this figure is beautiful visually, but it has been cast in brittle plastic and has more than its share of quality control issues. And Dale, I added that comparison shot of the Sideshow R2-D2 next to the Medicom Toy RAH figure. Check them out! Let's look at this astromech droid in detail in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

R2-D2 (Deluxe)

Bad To Worse: Port Congestion Very Close To Complete Gridlock

Posted by Paul | February 05, 2015 at 06:47 PM ET |

NBCNews.com is reporting that the port congestion debacle is at a critical status. That means it is dangerously close to reaching a complete gridlock. Obviously this means that it will be even longer before we see Star Wars toys. Be sure to listen to and read the complete report HERE.

FlashBack Review: Ahsoka Tano - TCW [F/S1] - No. 9

Posted by Paul | February 05, 2015 at 04:46 PM ET |

Ahsoka Tano

  • Collectible: Ahsoka Tano (No. 9)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Film/Season 1]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #162
  • Original Publication Date: November 1, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 175th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

First Rebels Saga Legends Get The Boot, Now Some TBS Gets Discounted

Posted by Paul | February 05, 2015 at 12:32 PM ET |

Do they really think these figures are going to sell for more than $9.99? HasbroToyShop, after completely removing/pulling any sign of Rebels Saga Legends figures from their site have now selectively marked down some The Black Series 3.75" and 6 figures too. Click to see what you might find on sale.

MORE Hasbro Case Assortments Revealed: Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) Returns?

Posted by Paul | February 05, 2015 at 09:39 AM ET |

Our good friends at BanthaSkull.com has joined into the boys' club of revealing the latest case assortments. What's nice about their list is it gives actual case breakdown of how many of each figure is in each case (across many formats like TBS, TBS6, MS, SL). Eagle-eyed collectors will note a surprise or two as well. "Episode V" Han Solo gets added back into the mix. If you recall, our friends at Jedi News broke news of a Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) figure during 2014's UK Toy Fair. The figure disappeared after that and JTA was told by Hasbro at the NYCC Preview Party that the figure was cancelled. While we have NO PROOF that this is indeed Han Solo (Hoth Outfit), it gives us a glimmer of hope that he is back in the mix again, and potentially the definitive version of this action figure (complete with ball-jointed hips). It could also be a typo and Hasbro meant VI instead (which would mean Han Carbonite). But we will know soon enough! Click through for more!

Review: Boba Fett - Unleashed

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

One of the most impressive Unleashed figures from the entire line was Boba Fett. An artistic interpretation of the notorious bounty hunter right around the time he plummeted into the sarlacc, this Unleashed figure brings both energy and gorgeous artistry to the very popular Star Wars character. 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.

Boba Fett

FlashBack Review: Ugnaught - LC - BD28

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

Ugnaught

  • Collectible: Ugnaught (BD28)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #161
  • Original Publication Date: October 31, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 585th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Warning Signs That Things Need To Change From The Ground Up

Posted by Paul | February 04, 2015 at 12:44 PM ET |

You know, no matter how often we see this happen, it always has the same ominous effect on us. Some blow it off as something that just occurs at retail. Others use it at proof to show that retail has no idea which end is up. We think it's a mixture of that and more. But all we know is that we hope Hasbro takes note and creates a brand-spanking-new assortment number for this year's The Black Series 3.75" line. It needs a fresh new start.... literally. And it shouldn't be encumbered by any disadvantages currently at retail. Special thanks to JTA reader Aarren A. for the image.

Marvel Star Wars #2 On Shelves Today

Posted by Chuck | February 04, 2015 at 11:02 AM ET |

Marvel Star Wars #2 is out today! Make sure to stop by your local comic shop and pick up the latest issue. As with Marvel Star Wars #1 you can find a variety of variant covers, including another action figure cover... this time featuring Han Solo. You can also find these online at the Marvel Digital Comics Shop.

    

Review: ARC Heavy Gunner - Unleashed (Entertainment Earth Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | February 04, 2015 at 08:18 AM ET |

The Entertainment Earth exclusive ARC Heavy Gunner was the final piece in the seven-inch scale Unleashed line. A beautiful sculpt, it suffered from paint operations that were rough and uneven. See this action-packed Unleashed 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.

ARC Heavy Gunner

FlashBack Review: R2-D2 - LC - BD29

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

R2-D2

  • Collectible: R2-D2 (BD29)
  • Collection: Legacy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #190
  • Original Publication Date: November 29, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 665th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

Review: General Grievous - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 03, 2015 at 12:40 AM ET |

We're continuing a concentrated look at the Star Wars: Unleashed line. Let's look at a great interpretation of General Grievous, which is likely inspired somewhere within the many corridors of the Invisible Hand. 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.

General Grievous

Canadian TARGET Liquidation Starts This Thursday!

Posted by Paul | February 02, 2015 at 09:12 PM ET |

Canadian TARGET stores begin their liquidation this Thursday and experts are saying it will be the equivalent of Black Friday. If you're one of our readers from Canada, please send us pictures and news of what Star Wars stuff you find "dirt cheap". In the meantime, www.cbc.ca has the complete story on this upcoming event!

FlashBack Review: Clone Trooper Echo - TCW [S2] - CW17

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

Clone Trooper Echo

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper Echo (CW17)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #63
  • Original Publication Date: July 25, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 509th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2009

If You Cannot Find Rebels Figures, You May Find TVC Instead!

Posted by Paul | February 02, 2015 at 04:54 PM ET |

We love these store reports! Click through to see what JTA reader tsunamijohnny found at his local TARGET store. Click the thumbnail for a larger image of what he found too! Sadly, this is a victim of the TARGET price hike too.

Review: IG-88 - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 02, 2015 at 12:50 AM ET |

We're continuing a concentrated look at the Star Wars: Unleashed line. Let's look at a quasi-inspired "Shadows Of The Empire" appearance of IG-88 today. 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.

IG-88

FlashBack Review: Commander Ponds - TCW [S2] - Toys R Us Exclusive

Posted by Paul | February 01, 2015 at 04:42 PM ET |

Commander Ponds

  • Collectible: Commander Ponds
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Season 2]
  • Category: Toys R Us Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #495
  • Original Publication Date: September 30, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 226th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Is Walgreens Bailing You Out For Your Collecting Needs?

Posted by Paul | February 01, 2015 at 03:41 PM ET |

While hanging out with a friend in Philly who is moving to Florida, I met JTA moderator Sjefke in person for a drink (who just so happened to be in Philly the same day). He brought his stunning customs collection and I got to hold in my hands the absolutely gorgeous Cane Adiss and Yuzzum custom Star Wars action figures he created (among many, many others). On the way home, I stopped at a Walgreens on the corner and found the latest TBS6 Star Wars figures for a reasonable $19.99 each. So I ask you. Is Walgreens the new salvation for collectors? Walmart, TARGET and to a lesser extent Toys R Us are essentially worthless any more. Obviously Walgreens cannot stock the levels Big Box can, but at least stuff is arriving, selling and being restocked. It was a slow start in my area, but the restocking appears to be more consistent. It's given us new hope. How about you?

All The Money Is In The Action Figures....

Posted by Paul | February 01, 2015 at 03:32 PM ET |

“All the money is in the action figures,” he said.

This gist of this may be old news for some of you, but we thought it would be appropriate to direct your attention to this new article which discusses how a big part (most) of George Lucas' wealth and success is all due to action figures. Maybe there is more than meets the eye about the reason he sold his franchise to Disney. After all, action figures sales have to almost be nonexistent by comparison today. Yahoo.com has the full story.

Walgreens Is Providing A New Hope For Collectors

Posted by Paul | February 01, 2015 at 03:26 PM ET |

JTA reader Darth Janus writes in to let us know that his local Walgreens stores are getting in a decent supply of The Black Series 3.75" line, all of which are cheaper than the "nothing" is at TARGET for $12.99. Click through for his quick report.

Abysmal Is A Severe Understatement - February 2015 Update!

Posted by Paul | February 01, 2015 at 03:19 PM ET |

It's February 1st and this is STILL what my local TARGET stores looks like (Admittedly, this is the worst.). Who said Rebels shipped to stores? Hasbro? What a farce! Gee- we hope we didn't incite too much panic when we said Rebels figures would be delayed until January 30th. We jest. But this is ridiculous now. Congrats to those finding Mission Series wave 2. It is almost fiction for most of us!

We Will Never Want To See Her Again!

Posted by Paul | February 01, 2015 at 03:11 PM ET |

She is the only figure on the shelves at my local TARGET... and the only figure in the re-shop cart. Make her go away!

TBS6 Deluxe Sets Found For $24.99

Posted by Paul | February 01, 2015 at 02:58 PM ET |

We have received MULTIPLE reports from various JTA readers that TARGET has repriced The Black Series 6" Deluxe line all the way down to $24.99. This is outrageous, especially since the basic 6" line costs $19.99 and basic 3.75" figures are up to $15.99 at some locations. (12.99 on average in most). Special thanks to to legofan1227, Paul B., Michael G.W. and others for all the news surrounding this. We don't know how widespread this is, nor how long this will be in effect. Maybe they're just trying to reduce stock on the Jabbas and Biker Scouts since more are coming soon.

Toys R Us Gives Up On Overpriced Star Wars: Command Sets

Posted by Paul | February 01, 2015 at 02:53 PM ET |

JTA moderator Paul B. also provides proof that Toys R Us has thrown in the towel with the high-priced Star Wars: Command sets. It's unbelievable that these army men toys were over $50 to begin with! Again folks, we're not even through ONE season of Star Wars: Rebels, the multimedia event to support all of these toys. This is NOT a good sign at all.

Episode Themed Star Wars Hot Wheels

Posted by Paul | February 01, 2015 at 02:48 PM ET |

JTA moderator Paul B. sends in a store report that movie-themed Star Wars Hot Wheels have landed at Walmart. Click the thumbnail for the proof.

Sometimes It's The Small Stuff

Posted by Paul | February 01, 2015 at 02:45 PM ET |

Sometimes finding old stuff is enough to keep the collecting bug embers "alive". JTA friend Martin M. shares a recent find with us. And we have to admit it is more exciting than what you can find in stores right now. Click through for more.

Review: Bossk - Unleashed

Posted by Paul | February 01, 2015 at 03:05 AM ET |

Here we go again! It is the same old RDR format, but it's an all-new category! We start off the Star Wars: Unleashed line today after teasing it weeks ago. You think today's modern figures have great sculpts? Well the Unleashed Bossk probably cannot be bettered. See this gorgeous first Unleashed 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.

Bossk

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