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February 2017

Review: Lieutenant Sefla - RO - Basic

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

Let's continue to check out the fourth wave of Rogue One figures. Next up is Lieutenant Sefla. He turned out better than expected. 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.

Lieutenant Sefla

Visual Guide Update - Admiral Raddus - Rogue One (Basic Figures)

Posted by Chuck | February 28, 2017 at 07:18 PM ET |

Next up for our Rogue One Visual Guide updates is Admiral Raddus. Click below for a detailed look at this all-new figure, and read our full review in our Research Droids Reviews database.

Admiral Raddus - Rogue One - Basic Figures

Laughable Pre-Sell Auctions On eBay For TBS [SW40] Luke X-wing

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2017 at 12:49 PM ET |

People are already pre-selling the Celebration Orlando exclusive Luke Skywalker X-wing Fighter Pilot 6" figure on eBay. Look how much this goon wants for it.

Review: Admiral Raddus - RO - Basic

Posted by Paul | February 28, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

Let's continue to check out the fourth wave of Rogue One figures. Next up is Admiral Raddus. He turned out better than expected. 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.

Admiral Raddus

We're coming across more and more examples of how retailers are responding to the case assortment of wave 1 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] line. Retailers like Toy Wiz are knocking as much as $30 off the MSRP just to take the three "overpacked" figures in the case assortment. How come fans and retailers know what a good case assortment is, yet after all of these years, Hasbro does not?

On a more positive note, we did learn today from our friends at Star Wars Figuren that the wave 2 case assortment looks like THIS:

1x Sand People 
2x Death Squad Commander 
2x Jawa
1x C-3PO 
1x Chewbacca 
1x Stormtrooper

Visual Guide Update - Galen Erso - Rogue One (Basic Figures)

Posted by Chuck | February 27, 2017 at 06:04 PM ET |

It's time to switch gears and take a look at the latest Rogue One wave of figures. Click below to have a look at Galen Erso. You can also read our full review of this figure right here.

Galen Erso - Rogue One - Basic Figures

eBay Prices Go Rogue For New Rogue One Products

Posted by Paul | February 27, 2017 at 01:30 PM ET |

It amazes me to this day at what some people will pay for Star Wars figures (especially 5POA) just to get them early... or just at all. Look at how many figures have sold at these prices. Perhaps if we had a clearer indication of these figures' availability, perhaps people would hold off on th eimpulses a little longer..... Check out the craziness.....

Fox Business is reporting that Hasbro, in a rare move (and for the first time in years), will be bringing Play-Doh manufacturing back to the USA. Is this possibly any indication that we'll see the production of Star Wars figures in the USA too? (This is something Hasbro declined to elaborate on – other brands – per the article.) "Although the preschool clay was invented in Cincinnati in the 1950s, it hasn't been made in the U.S. since 2004." Click through for more.

Review: Galen Erso - RO - Basic

Posted by Paul | February 27, 2017 at 12:05 AM ET |

Alright, alright. It's time to check out the fourth wave of Rogue One figures. Let's start with Galen Erso. The figure's sculpt has great potential, but the final figure disappoints. 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.

Galen Erso

We complete our run of the first wave of the The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6 Inch line with Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi. Click below to have a look at our Visual Guide of this figure. You can also read our review on this figure right here.

Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi - The Black Series [Star Wars 40]

TRU Exclusive Imperial Hovertank Pilot Finally IN STOCK Online!

Posted by Paul | February 26, 2017 at 12:36 PM ET |

They're inundating Toys R Us stores all over the USA, falling off of the shelves even, but the Imperial Hovertank Pilot has finally arrived at ToysRUs.com. Special thanks to all that wrote in to let us know!

Congratulations To Yakface.com On Their Two Decade Landmark!

Posted by Paul | February 26, 2017 at 07:59 AM ET |

It may be the 40 year anniversary of Star Wars, but it's also the 20 year anniversary of legacy Star Wars fan site Yakface.com! Congratulations to our friends on the incredible job you do daily. We hope you know it doesn't go unnoticed by us! Keep up the incredible quality work!

Review: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | February 26, 2017 at 07:12 AM ET |

We're finishing up our early look at The Black Series [Star Wars 40] wave 1 figures. Let's end it with Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi. If you have all three versions now it means you spent $85 on one figure. Boy, Hasbro knows how to rake it in, huh? 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.

Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi

Sneak Peek! Rogue One Wave 4 Figures

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2017 at 08:00 PM ET |

Reviews are coming very shortly, but we've added the fourth wave of Rogue One figures to our Research Droids Reviews database. You can see Collector Notes and Photo Galleries now. The fate of these figures is still up in the air depending upon who you ask. But based on the current state of retail, we don't foresee widespread availability at brick and mortar. (Our opinion – for now.) It will be interesting to see what transpires.

        
        

Check Out This Cool Star Wars Jersey Auction

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2017 at 07:53 PM ET |

JTA reader mrgray1000 send us a link to a Star Wars Jersey auction held by Meigray Auctions. This is all for a great cause. Proceeds will benefit C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. Click through for more!

More Jedha Revolt Store Reports From Meijer

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2017 at 07:48 PM ET |

We're continuing to get store reports for the Jedha Revolt multipack. This is also from Meijers, but in Wisconsin this time. Keep sending your reports, or feel free to post your find in our comments! Special thanks to JTA reader Ryan L. for this report!

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2017 at 07:44 PM ET |

JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles is partnering with new licensees. Check out what products they'll soon be offering!

NASCAR Racer Brennan Poole To Wear Star Wars Inspired Helmet

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2017 at 07:40 PM ET |

NASCAR racer Brennan Poole will be donning a red Five Star Wars helmet. NBC Sports has more.

Visual Guide Update - Luke Skywalker - The Black Series [Star Wars 40]

Posted by Chuck | February 25, 2017 at 05:48 PM ET |

We're more than half way through our Wave 1 The Black Series (Star Wars 40) updates, this time taking a look at Luke Skywalker. Click below for the full Visual Guide. We also reviewed this figure in our reviews database right here.

Luke Skywalker - The Black Series - Star Wars 40

Star Wars Rebels Review - Legacy of Mandalore (S03E16)

Posted by Mike_Taber | February 25, 2017 at 04:44 PM ET |

Is it time to say goodbye to Sabine? Click through for the full review!

Found! Jedha Revolt Store Report In USA!

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2017 at 09:42 AM ET |

IFound! The Jedha Revolt multipack has been found in the USA! JTA reader Dan D. has found it at Meijer in the Northwest suburbs of IL.

Review: Luke Skywalker - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2017 at 07:39 AM ET |

Thanks to a gracious early pre-buy from Hasbro, many collectors were able to acquire the first wave of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" figures before their official release date. So we took advantage of the offer too. Let's continue with the repacked Luke Skywalker figure. He has a few very small tweaks too. 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.

Luke Skywalker

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | February 24, 2017 at 10:12 PM ET |

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

Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update - Han Solo - The Black Series [Star Wars 40]

Posted by Chuck | February 24, 2017 at 05:23 PM ET |

The 40th Anniversay edition of Han Solo is our next Visual Guide update. Click below to have a full look at this figure and the commemorative packaging. Feel free to drop by and also check out our full review.

Han Solo - The Black Series - Star Wars 40

tunghori Once Again Restocks TBS [P1] Ree-Yees

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2017 at 04:06 PM ET |

eBay seller tunghori has The Black Series [Phase I] Ree-Yees 3.75" figure in back in stock. Be sure to check out tunghori's other auctions too. He's constantly adding stock!

What Do You Think Of The 2017 Version Of The Early Bird Kit?

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2017 at 09:40 AM ET |

Now that you've had almost a week to digest the 2017 Toy Fair Hasbro reveals, let us know what you think about the new generation Early Bird Kit. Is this what you expected as part of the 40th anniversary tribute?

A UPC Surfaces For Something "Revealed" In January By JTA

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2017 at 07:46 AM ET |

"Additional" details are popping up on Instagram (including a UPC) for an item that should be old news for JTA readers. All we can say is "Look at this post again."

Review: Han Solo - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | February 24, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

Thanks to a gracious early pre-buy from Hasbro, many collectors were able to acquire the first wave of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" figures before their official release date. So we took advantage of the offer too. Let's continue with the repacked Han Solo figure. He has a few small tweaks too. 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.

Han Solo

This little guy is slightly out of scale with the six inch line which has garnered a lot of complaints, but he's also the most sought after of the first five due to his previous availability (even over the newly sculpted Leia—which you can still pre-order on Amazon, but R2 is long gone). Click below to check out our Visual Guide addition of Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2). We also have our full review and additional image gallery of this release right here.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) - The Black Series - Star Wars 40

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | February 23, 2017 at 05:46 PM ET |

Long-time JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store sends in their latest newsletter. Click through for details on all the latest toy pre-orders and new arrivals...

Big Bad Toy Store

Walmart Exclusive ERG Back IN STOCK For $10.83!

Posted by Paul | February 23, 2017 at 03:00 PM ET |

As of the time of this post, the Emperor's Royal Guard is IN STOCK for $10.83! Special thanks to JTA reader Matthew S. for the alert!

StarWars.com Interviews Hasbro's Steve Evans

Posted by Paul | February 23, 2017 at 07:49 AM ET |

StarWars.com has posted a new Hasbro interview. See what else Steve Evans, Design Director at Hasbro, has to say about the 40th anniversary of Star Wars.

Review: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

Posted by Paul | February 23, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

Thanks to a gracious early pre-buy from Hasbro, many collectors were able to acquire the first wave of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" figures before their official release date. So we took advantage of the offer too. Let's continue with the repacked Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) figure. 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.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)

It's time to start our run of the latest The Black Series (Star Wars 40) line of figures! We kick off our Visual Guide update with the addition of Princess Leia Organa. Click below to have a look at this guide, which also includes a nice card back size comparison to the original release. When finished, head on over to our review for even more images and information!

Princess Leia Organa - The Black Series - Star Wars 40

Rogue One Blu-ray Release Announced

Posted by Chuck | February 22, 2017 at 05:11 PM ET |

It's official! Rogue One comes home on Digital HD on March 4th and Blu-ray on April 4th. Click through for the full press release, bonus feature details, and trailer.

Takadona Encounter Multipack For Less Than $7

Posted by Paul | February 22, 2017 at 01:35 PM ET |

Do you want to pay less than $7 for the Takadona Encounter multipack GameStop has it for $6.97! Special thansk to JTA reader Jon M. for the alert!

Loose TVC MagnaGuard Minus Soft-Goods For Decent Price On eBay

Posted by Paul | February 22, 2017 at 07:53 AM ET |

The still-difficult-to-acquire TVC MagnaGuard figure is once again on eBay, minus the soft-goods. If interested, you can pick it up for a reasonable price. Special thanks to friend and JTA moderator Sjefke for the alert!

Review: Princess Leia Organa - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

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

Thanks to a gracious early pre-buy from Hasbro, many collectors were able to acquire the first wave of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" figures before their official release date. So we took advantage of the offer too. Let's begin with the redone Princess Leia Organa figure. Don't listen to the naysayers. This one has an ALL-NEW head sculpt. 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.

Princess Leia Organa

Sneak Peek! The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Princess Leia Organa

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2017 at 09:29 PM ET |

It's time to start The Black Series [Star Wars 40] line! The new Princess Leia Organa review goes live tomorrow, but you can check it out RIGHT NOW! See what Hasbro did to make her incredibly better now.

Our next vehicle update from The Clone Wars [Blue] line is the V-wing Starfighter. Click below to have a look at our fully detailed Visual Guide, and click here to visit this vehicle in our Research Droids Reviews.

V-wing Starfighter - The Clone Wars [Blue] Vehicles

Sponsor Announcement: New Zealand Mint

Posted by Chuck | February 21, 2017 at 05:14 PM ET |

This stunning 1oz silver coin kicks off the new Star Wars Ships coin collection from New Zeland Mint. Demand is sure to be high for this one, so don't delay and start your collection today before they disappear into space! Click through for more details!

Brian's Toys

First Look At The Young Han Solo Film Cast

Posted by Mike_Taber | February 21, 2017 at 05:06 PM ET |

Lucasfilm has released the first photo of the cast of the upcoming young Han Solo film. Lucasfilm also announced that principle photography is now underway. In addition, the announcement confirmed that Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Westworld actress Thandie Newton (not pictured) have joined the cast. Head over to StarWars.com for all of the details!

JTA Welcomes SW40 Into Our Archives!

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2017 at 02:25 PM ET |

JTA welcomes the 40th Anniversary Star Wars line into our Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides. We'll be referring to it in abbreviation form as SW40. Be on the lookout for new product added to this category soon!

Review: V-wing Starfighter - TCW [B] - Midsize Vehicle

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

The Clone Wars [Blue] line had some great vehicles. Let's now check out the repacked (and repainted) V-wing Starfighter. 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.

V-wing Starfighter

More See Now Buy Now 40th Anniversary TBS6 Figures Available Tonight?

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 10:11 PM ET |

We are UNABLE to check sources on this tidbit of news we received. It looks legit to us, but DON'T hold it against us if it doesn't pan out. We have received information that Hasbro Toy Shop will have additional 40th Anniversary TBS6 figures (the See Now Buy Now ones) in stock after midnight tonight (ET). Please let us know if you have success ordering them should this pan out to be true.

40th Anniversary Case Assortment Makes This Etailer Voice Opinions

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 09:22 PM ET |

Etailer Star Action Figures lets their opinion known about the 40th Anniversary case assortments. We are already seeing proof of this by what figures are selling out first on Hasbro Toy Shop and Amazon among many other sellers. Click through for the rant. We edited it for content. Full transcipt can be found HERE. It, at the very least, is a curious opinion of what small "mom and pop" shops can possibly experience with poor case assortments.

Hasbro Toy Shop Is Already Shipping 40th Anniversary Figures!

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 09:14 PM ET |

Thank you for all of the email notifications! We are receiving confirmation that Hasbro Toy Shop has begun to ship out the 40th Anniversary TBS6 figures already. That was fast!

We are still getting a lot of questions about the status of the 40th Anniversary 6" figures and their future availability, especially Darth Vader. We were told that all of the figures will be coming into the general "boxed" The Black Series 6" line later. So if you're worried about getting Darth Vader from the Early Bird kit, don't worry about it if you're passing on it.

Order The 40th Anniversary Star Wars Figures At Entertainment Earth!

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 09:08 PM ET |

Order the 40th anniversary figures at Entertainment Earth.

Order The 40th Anniversary Star Wars Figures At Kmart.com!

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 09:04 PM ET |

Kmart.com has the 40th anniversary figure for pre-order too. And if you spend $50, you get free shipping PLUS if you sign up you get $5 off as “surprise points” for orders over $35. Special thanks to JTA reader Colin for the alert!

Visual Guide Update - AT-AP Walker - The Clone Wars [Blue] Vehicles

Posted by Chuck | February 20, 2017 at 05:51 PM ET |

Here's another repack addition, this time to The Clone Wars [Blue] Visual Guide. Click below to have a look at the AT-AP Walker, also our featured review for today.

AT-AP Walker - The Clone Wars [Blue] Vehicles

Funko Officially Announces Star Wars Dorbz

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 05:17 PM ET |

Funko CEO Brian Mariotti officially announces Star Wars Dorbz which will be first revealed at the D23 Expo. See the official announcement on YouTube. Special thanks to JTA reader The Sega Man for the alert!

Walmart Exclusive Emperor's Royal Guard Back IN STOCK For $10.83 Now!

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 05:01 PM ET |

As of the time of this post, the Emperor's Royal Guard is IN STOCK for $10.83!

UPDATE: It's history for now....

CORRECTION: R5-D4 Is A Gamestop Exclusive; NOT An EE Exclusive

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 09:52 AM ET |

Litzky PR has reached out to us to notify you of a correction regarding the exclusive 40th Anniversary R5-D4 figure coming. This will be a GAMESTOP exclusive and NOT an Entertainment Earth exclusive as revealed during the presentation. They write "We just wanted to touch base to confirm that the Star Wars Black Series 40th Anniversary R5-D4  figure is not an Entertainment Earth exclusive, it is a Game Stop exclusive. "

Pre-order The Black Series 6" 40th Anniversary Figures On Amazon!

Posted by Paul | February 20, 2017 at 08:19 AM ET |

You can also pre-order the Star Wars 40th Anniversary figures on Amazon now.

Review: AT-AP Walker - TCW [B] - Midsize Vehicle

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

The Clone Wars [Blue] line had some great vehicles. Let's check out the repacked AT-AP Walker. 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.

AT-AP Walker

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Early Availability Always Means Scalping

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2017 at 07:16 PM ET |

Sigh. Look at this madness on eBay. In my opinion, Hasbro should have taken pre-orders for these to make sure that everyone who wanted a set ordered a set. These are coming to etailers and stores soon, but it would have bene nice for everyone who wanted an early set to grab them without scalper influence.

Visual Guide Update - Destroyer Droid - The Clone Wars

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

We have our final double-update of Visual Guides of repacked figures from The Clone Wars. Tonight's update takes a look at the Destroyer Droid from the The Clone Wars [Red] and The Clone Wars [SOTDS] lines. Click below to have a look. You can also read our reviews from the various lines right here.

Destroyer Droid (CW29) - The Clone Wars [Red]  Destroyer Droid (CW04) - The Clone Wars [SOTDS]

Next Wave Of Walmart Figures: Not A Four-Pack

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2017 at 12:11 PM ET |

There have been questions about the next wave of Walmart exclusive 3.75" TBS figures. The file name was listed (by Hasbro) as a four-pack, but each figure has a unique SKU. This is not a single-packaged four-pack.

Toy Fair 2017 - Hasbro Press Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 19, 2017 at 09:58 AM ET |

Habro has sent out their Toy Fair 2017 Press assets. Click through for a full look at what they revealed during yesterday's event...

A Closer Look At The TBS6 Death Star Trooper

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2017 at 09:29 AM ET |

We asked Hasbro to bend down C-3PO so we could get a better look at the Death Star Trooper's uniform. Click image below to check him out. You may or may not have heard yet in the Hasbro Q&A, but the black uniform was something Lucasfilm, LTd. dictated. Lucasfilm, let Hasbro be! We need that gray uniform desperately.

Walmart Exclusive ERG Back IN STOCK For $10.83 Once Again!

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2017 at 09:19 AM ET |

As of the time of this post, the Emperor's Royal Guard is IN STOCK for $10.83! Special thanks to JTA reader Dan C. for the alert. FYI – the Death Trooper is also in stock as well.

Review: Destroyer Droid - TCW [R] - CW29

Posted by Paul | February 19, 2017 at 07:19 AM ET |

We finish up our look at The Clone Wars [Red] basic figures with the repacked Destroyer Droid figure. Find out more about 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.

Destroyer Droid

2017 Toy Fair: Hasbro Stuff You Probably Haven't Heard Yet....

Posted by Paul | February 18, 2017 at 09:56 PM ET |

Here are some things that were said, uttered and hinted at that you probably haven't heard yet from Hasbro.... Click through for more.

TBS6 Princess Leia Organa: New Portrait INDEED!

Posted by Paul | February 18, 2017 at 09:00 PM ET |

Just as we had reported many moons ago (last summer), Hasbro confirmed today during the Toy Fair presentation that they went back to the drawing board with The Black Series [Phase III] Princess Leia Organa's portrait. We think she looks incredibly better. Hasbro also wanted to know how JTA knew about this. Sadly we wouldn't reveal our sources. Click below to see a closer image of this significantly updated head sculpt.

Visual Guide Update - Clone Commander Cody - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2017 at 08:34 PM ET |

Clone Commander Cody is our next repack update to the Visual Guides. Click the images below for a look at the The Clone Wars [Red] and The Clone Wars [SOTDS] versions of this figure. You can also check out the different versions of this figure in our Research Droid Reviews.

Clone Commander Cody (CW28) - The Clone Wars [Red]  Clone Commander Cody (CW03) - The Clone Wars [SOTDS]

Toy Fair 2017: Hasbro Round Table Q&A Interview Session Audio

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2017 at 06:49 PM ET |

We have uploaded our official Q&A audio. Click through to have a listen to the round table audio!

The Black Series 6" 40th Anniversary Carded Figures To Come Punched

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2017 at 05:19 PM ET |

The 40th Anniversary 6-Inch figures will not come 'unpunched'. All Vintage-style carded figures are going to be pre-punched. This was confirmed by Hasbro's Joe Ninivaggi during our Q&A.

Update: There seems to be some confusion in our comments. These figures will not have a perferated punch in them for someone to 'punch' out. They will likely be factory punched. So, there will be no versions available that have a punch in them. We'll know for sure when we get our first orders (if it's die cut or actually punched).

Entertainment Weekly 'Officially' Reveals 6-Inch Vintage Figures

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2017 at 04:12 PM ET |

Entertainment Weekly has the official new release of the upcoming Vintage 6-Inch figures. Get the full story right here...

Toy Fair 2017 - Hasbro Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2017 at 03:38 PM ET |

See our gallery from the Hasbro showroom after the jump!

    

Pre-Order Wave 1 of The 6-Inch Vintage Collection on HTS

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2017 at 03:07 PM ET |

Pre-order Wave 1 of the upcoming 6-Inch Vintage Collection figures on Hasbro Toy Shop right now!

Toy Fair 2017: Hasbro Presentation LIVE BLOG

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2017 at 12:08 PM ET |

It's almost time for 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 1:30PM EDT.

Toy Fair 2017 - LEGO Preview Party Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2017 at 07:32 AM ET |

Toy Fair 2017 has officially started with the LEGO breakfast party. Click here for our full gallery of what they had on display in their showroom. While there were no 40th sets on display, we did find out that there are at least two 40th sets coming later this year. No details on what they will include.

    

Review: Clone Commander Cody - TCW [R] - CW28

Posted by Paul | February 18, 2017 at 05:32 AM ET |

We're continuing to look at a few repacks in The Clone Wars [Red] lineup. Let's keep the momentum going with Clone Commander Cody which received a slightly changed paint job when compared against the original 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.

Clone Commander Cody

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | February 17, 2017 at 09:18 PM ET |

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

Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update - Count Dooku - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | February 17, 2017 at 06:06 PM ET |

We have another pair of Visual Guide updates for you tonight, this time featuring the The Clone Wars [Red] and the The Clone Wars [SOTDS] versions of Count Dooku. Click below to see these near straight repacks in our Visual Guides. You can also stop by our reviews and check out the many versions we have for review of this figure.

Count Dooku (CW27) - The Clone Wars [Red]  Count Dooku (CW06) - The Clone Wars [SOTDS]

Star Wars Novel 'Inferno Squad' Announced

Posted by Chuck | February 17, 2017 at 05:00 PM ET |

Del Rey just announed Inferno Squad, due out July 25. Get all the details on this book featuring an elite Imperial squad and their mission following the events of Rogue One after the jump!

Hasbro: We Are Ready For Toy Fair!

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2017 at 01:25 PM ET |

Hasbro. We are ready for Toy Fair. Leave your "thoughts" in the comments!

French Title Reveal Of Episode VIII Confirms "Jedi" Is Plural

Posted by Paul | February 17, 2017 at 08:51 AM ET |

JTA reader Vincent M. alerts us to the French reveal of The Last Jedi movie title and it confirms that Jedi is indeed plural in this instance. Whether this is a misprint (possible but unlikely) or not remains to be seen, but at least it is plausible to believe that it refers to more than one Jedi now.The Independent has more infomation on this. This additional development can be found HERE,

UPDATE: The title of this film has been released in MANY languages today and all have Jedi as plural.

The Black Series 6-Inch Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus IN STOCK at HTS

Posted by Chuck | February 17, 2017 at 07:01 AM ET |

Hasbro Toy Shop has Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus in stock. Click below for direct links!

  

Review: Count Dooku - TCW [R] - CW27

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

We're continuing to look at a few repacks in The Clone Wars [Red] lineup. Let's keep the momentum going with Count Dooku who is pretty much a straight repack of the original 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.

Count Dooku

If You Have This And No Longer Want It, Please Let Us Know

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2017 at 06:33 PM ET |

If by any chance you have the 2008 TLC Clone Attack On Coruscant Battle Packs set (NOT the ROTS or TAC versions) and want to part with it, please email us. We'd like to add it to our RDRs and VGs databases. Thank you!

Visual Guide Update - Ahsoka Tano (CW26) - The Clone Wars [Red]

Posted by Chuck | February 16, 2017 at 06:22 PM ET |

Ahsoka Tano (CW26) is our latest addition to the Visual Guides. Click below to check out the full guide page. You can also check out our full review of this figure right here.

Ahsoka Tano (CW26) - The Clone Wars [Red]

Sideshow Collectibles Jyn Erso Premium Format Figure Pre-Order

Posted by Chuck | February 16, 2017 at 05:11 PM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles also posted their upcoming Jyn Erso Premium Format Figure for pre-order. Click here for the pre-order page.

Sideshow Collectibles Rey and BB-8 Premium Format Figure Pre-Orders

Posted by Chuck | February 16, 2017 at 05:06 PM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles has their Rey & BB-8 Premium Format figures up for pre-order. You can order Either BB-8 or Rey, or you can order them as a set (for an overall savings). Click the banners below for the pre-order page of your choice! Please note there are regular and exclusive versions of both figures. These links are for the exclusive versions.

  

PRESS RELEASE: Disney Announces Force Friday II

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2017 at 09:37 AM ET |

Click through for Disney's PRESS RELEASE on Force Friday II.

Entertainment Weekly reveals preliminary information about Force Friday II. We still see a lot of red in the line look though. Click through for more.

For The Black Series 6" Collectors Only: Only Your Opinions Here

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2017 at 08:08 AM ET |

Now that 3.75" super-articulated fans have gotten out their frustrations, we wanted to provide a safe space (that is NOT sarcasm) for The Black Series 6" collectors to voice their opinions on the recently revealed "TBS6 TVC" Luke Skywalker: X-wing Fighter Pilot figure that appeared on the Star Wars Show. You won't be attacked and you won't be criticized at all. This is YOUR show. Some talking points we'd encourage are the following: Are you excited for mostly the same figures to be repackaged on a vintage Kenner inspired card back? Doe the vintage Kenner packaging resonate with you as a newbie collector? Do you even care what packaging looks like for these figures? Do you really think six inches warrants a $20 MSRP? It would be ideal if 3.75" fans don't jump into this discussion right away to adulterate the conversation. Honestly, let us know how this reveal sits with you as a 6" collector.

Sponsor Announcement: Dorkside Toys

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2017 at 07:58 AM ET |

Be sure to not miss the latest from JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys. Click through for more!.

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2017 at 07:55 AM ET |

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles! THey are still offering FREE shipping on orders over $75.

I Am Your Father: David Prowse Documentary

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2017 at 07:52 AM ET |

JTA reader Snowdroid directs our attention to a pretty neat documentary on David Prowse which features the actor himself. Click through for more information on this.

Interesting Bootleg AOTC-Era Figures On eBay

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2017 at 07:43 AM ET |

Check out these very interesting bootleg figures on eBay. Based on product from the Star Wars "Saga" era, you have to give credit where credit is due. THat packaging is pretty darn cool! Special thanks to JTA reader Tony I. for the alert!

Review: Ahsoka Tano - TCW [R] - CW26

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

We're continuing to look at a few repacks in The Clone Wars [Red] lineup. Let's keep the momentum going with Ahsoka Tano who also received some paint operations changes with this release. 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.

Ahsoka Tano

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson will appear on stage at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando on Friday, April 14th. There will be plenty of surprises and special guests on the panel to keep the excitement brewing and speculation spinning throughout the rest of the weekend. Visit http://www.starwarscelebration.com/ for tickets, and check back closer to the show for queuing and wristband details.

The flagship panel for the last 2 celebrations (The Force Awakens panel, Rogue One panel) were both awesome to be a part of, so I expect this one will be just as exciting! I'm looking forward to it! Click here for details!

Visual Guide Update - R2-D2 (CW25) - The Clone Wars [Red]

Posted by Chuck | February 15, 2017 at 05:33 PM ET |

Our next repacked figure from the The Clone Wars [Red] line added to our Visual Guides is R2-D2 (CW25). Click below to have a look at our full guide, and read our review of this figure in our reviews database.

R2-D2 (CW25) - The Clone Wars [Red]

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | February 15, 2017 at 05:25 PM ET |

Big Bad Toy Store checks in with their latest newsletter. Get all the details after the jump...

Big Bad Toy Store

The cat is out of the bag thanks to the Star Wars Show. Vintage Kenner inspired The Black Series 6" figures will be coming on cards to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars (well, at least Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) for now). If you read any of the comments when this news began to break, Hasbro may be in an interesting predicament. 3.75" collectors aren't interested and from what we've tallied so far, 6" collectors have no interest in buying the same figures repackaged in this vintage Kenner packaging (something that 3.75" SA collectors would have purchased tenfold). It's going to be an interesting 40th anniversary celebration. Hopefully it will all work out for the best.

We Upset Some People With The Original Post - Let's Retry This....

Posted by Paul | February 15, 2017 at 03:20 PM ET |

BREAKING NEWS folks! This is something to really be excited about as it's something the collecting community has wished Hasbro would make for years! Hasbro has JUST REVEALED via partner Yahoo News multiple new product announcements and they're going to make you feel the Force like you've never felt it before! The exciting Poe Dameron helmet from The Black Series line ($79.99) is coming and is sure to make decades old Star Wars collectors jump with infectious joy. Beautifully painted and full of electronic features, it's an item to be high on the list of Star Wars fans everywhere! And let's not forget two new role play weapons including the Nerf Glowstrike Stormtrooper Deluxe Blaster ($79.99) as well as the Bladebuilders Path of the Force Lightstaber ($49.99). You know you want more NERF! These are destined to be hits with young and old Star Wars fans alike and what's more is they come with wonderful price points and loads of play features. Who needs super-articulated action figures when you've got stuff like this?! Check out more HERE.

More Exclusive Hasbro "40th Anniversary" Product Reveals.... Whatever

Posted by Paul | February 15, 2017 at 01:38 PM ET |

Yahoo News has a new Hasbro exclusive reveal. They've revealed the Hasbro.... yawn.... Poe Dameron helmet. We're assuming it's under The Black Series label. We don't know.... we didn't read the article. Check out more HERE. (News agencies are actually paying for these exclusive reveals?)

Review: R2-D2 - TCW [R] - CW25

Posted by Paul | February 15, 2017 at 12:45 AM ET |

We're continuing to look at a few repacks in The Clone Wars [Red] lineup. Let's keep the momentum going with R2-D2 who received some paint operations changes with this release. 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.

R2-D2

Rogue One Wave 3 Found In Ohio

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2017 at 09:07 PM ET |

It's been a pretty big lull out there for new product lately so when we get a store report about the latest Rogue One wave we are happy to post it! JTA reader Chuck found them at Walmart in Canton, OH today. Thanks for the update!

Star Wars Live-Action TV Show Finally Coming In 2018?

Posted by Paul | February 14, 2017 at 08:09 PM ET |

Movie Web is reporting that Star Wars: Underworld, a live-action television show that takes place between Episode III and Episode IV (and conceived by George Lucas) might very well come to pass finally (sometime in 2018). Check out the article.

Visual Guide Update - Captain Rex - The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2017 at 05:05 PM ET |

Captain Rex was repacked many times throughout his run. Here's the latest two from the The Clone Wars [Red] line and the The Clone Wars [SOTDS] line. Only minor paint changes separate the two nearly identical figures. Make sure to stop by our review database for a look at the many versions released of Captain Rex.

Captain Rex (CW24) - The Clone Wars [Red]  Captain Rex (CW01) - The Clone Wars [SOTDS]

There Is Another.... 40th Anniversary In 2017

Posted by Paul | February 14, 2017 at 10:56 AM ET |

There is another outer space related big 40th anniversary to celebrate in 2017. 40 years ago on February 14, 1977, the B-52s played their very first concert at a friend's house in Athens GA. They proved so popular that they played their entire set list again as an encore. After hearing Rock Lobster in 1979, John Lennon (yes, that John Lennon) was inspired to go back into the studio and record and remained a fan until his tragic death. Best known for the late 80s/early 90s hits Love Shack and Roam, the B-52s encouraged individuality and to bravely let your freak flag fly. They continue to maintain a hybrid of dedicated fans four decades after their inception. Thank you for the happiness, joy and music you brought to Earth from that UFO!

Some Great Deals On Amazon For Rogue One Toys

Posted by Paul | February 14, 2017 at 09:45 AM ET |

If you spend time weeding through the long list, you'll find some great deals on Hasbro Rogue One products. Check it out! (Some figures also command a premium too.)

Review: Captain Rex - TCW [R] - CW24

Posted by Paul | February 14, 2017 at 12:05 AM ET |

We're now going to look at a few repacks in The Clone Wars [Red] lineup. Let's begin with Captain Rex who received some paint operations enhancements with this release. 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.

Captain Rex

While everyone has a right to do this because it is America after all, why would someone do this? It seems like a whole lot more effort than it's worth. Look at all of the ERGs on eBay too. Why?

We have one more The Clone Wars [Shadow of the Dark Side] vehicle addition to the Visual Guides. Click below to check out the Vulture Droid. This is also available in our reviews database right here.

Vulture Droid - The Clone Wars [SOTDS] - Vehicles

Cool Custom 12-Back TBS6 Group Image

Posted by Paul | February 13, 2017 at 07:52 AM ET |

JTA lurker Chris M. directs our attention to a cool custom image of Kenner-inspired The Black Series 6" figures. This customizer utilized some 12" figures to complete the dozen. Click the image for a larger view. Original image can be found HERE.

Review: Vulture Droid - TCW [SOTDS] - Mid Size Vehicle (Not Really)

Posted by Paul | February 13, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

We're finishing up our mini marathon of The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] vehicles. Let's conclude with the Vulture Droid – it's not actually a vehicle, but a droid instead. 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.

Vulture Droid

The Force Awakens Takes Home A Grammy

Posted by Paul | February 12, 2017 at 08:44 PM ET |

The Force Awakens takes home a Grammy for best score. ComicBook.com has the story.

Hasbro Toy Shop's eBay Store: Markdowns/Clearance Merchandise

Posted by Paul | February 12, 2017 at 07:26 PM ET |

Hasbro Toy Shop's eBay store has marked down a ton of stuff. There are TFA action figures for $3.99 each and Hero mashers for $5.99. There are other discounts too. Free shipping is eligible on orders $14.99 and higher. Check it out!

Visual Guide Update - Republic V-19 Torrent Starfighter - TCW [SOTDS]

Posted by Chuck | February 12, 2017 at 05:20 PM ET |

Check out the Republic V-19 Torrent Starfighter from the The Clone Wars [Shadow of the Dark Side] line. Click below for our full Visual Guide page, and check out our full review in our reviews database.

Republic V-19 Torrent Starfighter - The Clone Wars [SOTDS] - Vehicles

Quick Pics: Rogue One Jedha Revolt Multipack Loose Images!

Posted by Paul | February 12, 2017 at 01:13 PM ET |

JTA French reader Stephane H. has found the Jedha Revolt multipack at his local retail store. He has been gracious enough to snap some quick pics of the loose figures. Be sure to check them out! Saw looks pretty darn good.

      
      
      

We're continuing our mini marathon of The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] vehicles. Let's continue with the Republic V-19 Torrent Starfighter – it's another fine vehicle in the midsize vehicle assortment. 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.

Republic V-19 Torrent Starfighter

Our next vehicle addition to the Visual Guides is Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter, a repacked vehicle from the The Clone Wars [Shadow of the Dark Side] line. Click below for a detailed look at this vehicle, and check out our full review for additional details and photo gallery images.

Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter - The Clone Wars [SOTDS] - Vehicles

It's Official: Disney Droid Factory The Clone Wars Four-Pack Coming

Posted by Paul | February 11, 2017 at 05:09 PM ET |

It's official. Back around Thanksgiving, we leaked a rumor that we'd see a return of Build A Droid/Droid Factory figures early in 2017. This was then visually confirmed by some new astromech droid images surfacing on the web and presented to the Star Wars collecting community via Yakface.com. Now we have a further development on this rumor. These droids have names (R5-S9, R5-P8, R5-U8 amd R2-C2) and will come in the standard four-pack as we have received The Force Awakens and Rogue One astromech droids. Special thanks to our source for sending us this image.

Jedha Revolt Hits eBay At A Hilarious Price!

Posted by Paul | February 11, 2017 at 04:57 PM ET |

Do you want the Rogue One Jedha Revolt four-pack early?It can be yours for only $249.99 from France on eBay. Special thanks to JTA reader Chuck M. for sending us a link to this hilarity. You can check out the auction to see a closeup image of the reverse side.

UPDATE: tunghori Adds Ree-Yees To Online eBay Store

Posted by Paul | February 11, 2017 at 07:18 AM ET |

eBay seller tunghori has The Black Series [Phase I] Ree-Yees 3.75" figure in stock. It's going fast! Special thanks to Sjefke for thre alert! Be sure to check out tunghori's other auctions too. He's constantly adding stock!

UPDATE: Ree-Yees is back in stock!

Review: Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter - TCW [SOTDS] - Mid Size Vehicle

Posted by Paul | February 11, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

We're continuing our mini marathon of The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] vehicles. Let's continue with Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter – another fine vehicle if we may say so ourselves. 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.

Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter

Anakin's Jedi Starfighter is our next The Clone Wars [SOTDS] Visual Guide update. Click below to have a look at this vehicle. Make sure you also read our full review on this vehicle in our Research Droids Review.

Anakin's Jedi Starfighter - The Clone Wars [SOTDS] - Vehicles

New Production Photos Show Off Upcoming Sixth Scale 4-LOM

Posted by Chuck | February 10, 2017 at 05:27 PM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles has a brand new gallery showing off production photos of their upcoming 4-LOM Sixth Scale figure. Click here to have a look at this awesome upcoming bounty hunter! 4-LOM is not sold out and can still be pre-ordered right here.

Review: Anakin's Jedi Starfighter - TCW [SOTDS] - Mid Size Vehicle

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

It's time for a mini marathon of The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side] vehicles. Let's start off with Anakin's Jedi Starfighter – a fine vehicle if we may say so ourselves. 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.

Anakin's Jedi Starfighter

Visual Guide Update - Obi-Wan Kenobi (CW02) - The Clone Wars [SOTDS]

Posted by Chuck | February 09, 2017 at 09:46 PM ET |

The original Obi-Wan Kenobi The Clone Wars figure was repacked in every major The Clone Wars line. Check out the Shadow of the Dark Side version of this figure in our latest Visual Guide update. We also have a full review of this version right here.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (CW02) - The Clone Wars [SOTDS]

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Is Leaving Netflix?

Posted by Mike_Taber | February 09, 2017 at 06:04 PM ET |

Bad news, everyone. Star Wars: The Clone Wars is set to leave Netflix on March 7th. It is currently listed as "Available Until 03/07/2017" on Netflix. Interestingly, the Clone Wars theatrical release is not set to expire and season six of The Clone Wars was originally a Netflix exclusive. Netflix occasionally posts the expiration date even though a new contract is already in place, but I wouldn't count on that being the case. JTA has been reviewing past seasons of The Clone Wars in chronological order and you can find all of those reviews right here.

Han Solo Film Casting Update

Posted by Mike_Taber | February 09, 2017 at 05:59 PM ET |

Variety is reporting that Pheobe Waller-Bridge, star of the critically acclaimed Amazon series Fleabag, is up for a key role in the Han Solo. Talks are reportedly still ongoing. Waller-Bridge's role would be CGI based and her character would fill a role similar to K2-SO or Chewbacca. Which is interesting because Chewbacca himself will have a major role in the film. If she gets the part, Waller-Bridge would join Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, and Emilia Clarke. Director Chris Miller announced on January 30th that filming has begun.

Another Picture Perfect 40th Anniversary Product From Funko

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2017 at 02:09 PM ET |

Funko is one again KILLING IT with their "40th anniversary" products. Check out the just revealed Emerald City Comic Con exclusive Muftak vinyl Pop! figure. Stunning.

Hasbro: No Longer Reporting Revenue By Boys/Girls And Other Categories

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2017 at 01:10 PM ET |

Hasbro has decided to longer utilize the boy and girl descriptors for investor purposes. We wonder if this will transfer down further into the retail level. They say "Beginning with the first quarter, we will no longer report revenue along the Boys, Games, Girls and Preschool categories. Instead, we will provide a revenue breakdown of Franchise Brands, Partner Brands, Hasbro Gaming and Emerging Brands. We believe this is a more relevant and appropriate view of our business." More information and opinions on this can be found at The Mary Sue.

TBS Titanium Statuettes: This Is What The Line Has Boiled Down To?

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2017 at 12:50 PM ET |

Look closely at this image (it will enlarge when you click on it) as well as another bigger image in the comments. These figures just don't look good Hasbro. Your original Titanium Figures looked incredibly better than this. Either way, can someone please explain to me why we're getting this line to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars when all we want are the last couple of vintage figures needing modern counterparts? Or maybe a re-release of the original 12 in super-articulated glory? (Oh yeah, you're doing that in 6" supposedly.) And what about a few updates to figures like 2-1B, Yak Face, Squid Head, Bib Fortuna (and SO MANY more), etc.? Are we living in an alternate universe? Is this the Twilight Zone?

PRESS RELEASE: The Black Series Centerpiece Figures And More

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2017 at 12:41 PM ET |

Here is the PRESS RELEASE for new products revealed by io9 today. Click through for more.

Funko Pop! 40th Anniversary Exclusive Sets' Product Pages Up!

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2017 at 11:54 AM ET |

Although not in stock yet, Walmart has put up the stunning 40th anniversary exclusive Funko Pop Revenge Of The Sith set and Cantina Set as product pages. At least one licensee knows how to celebrate the 40th anniversary with style.

   

BREAKING NEWS: io9.com Reveals New 40th Anniversary Hasbro Products!

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2017 at 10:43 AM ET |

io9.com reveals new upcoming Hasbro 40th anniversary products! Check it out! Maybe an article of ours like THIS makes more sense now, huh?

Walmart Exclusive TBS Emperor's Royal Guard Back IN STOCK For $10.83

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2017 at 09:56 AM ET |

As of the time of this post, the Emperor's Royal Guard is IN STOCK for $10.83!

New Hasbro Toy Shop Promo Code: Love Is In The Air

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2017 at 09:39 AM ET |

Hasbro LOVES Princess Leia and now they LOVE you. Use promo code LOVE2017 to get 10% off your order in addition to FREE shipping at Hasbro Toy Shop.

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2017 at 09:00 AM ET |

Right now at JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles: FREE shipping on order $75 and more. Check out their awesome selection of vintage and modern Star Wars toys!

Rogue One Wave 3 Found In Boston Walmart

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2017 at 08:34 AM ET |

Longtime JTA reader CT-7567 has found wave 3 of the Rogue One line at his local Walmart in Boston MA. We have yet to see anything. Let us know of your store finds!

Felicity Jones, Ian McDiarmid, and Jeremy Bulloch have all joined the guest list for Star Wars Celebration Orlando this year. StarWars.com has the story!

Robot Kingdom Ships Rogue One Admiral Raddus Wave On Schedule

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2017 at 07:49 AM ET |

If you ordered the latest Rogue One case assortment from Robot Kingdom, they've begun shipping yesterday as predicted. Special thanks to JTA reader Charlie M. for the news!

Big Bad Toy Store Has Darth Revan Wave IN STOCK!

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2017 at 07:36 AM ET |

JTA sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has wave 9 of The Black Series [Phase III] 6" line IN STOCK! Special thanks to JTA reader Sam C. for the alert!

Walmart Restocks Some Key 3.75" TBS Figures

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2017 at 07:31 AM ET |

Many popular The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" Walmart exclusive Star Wars action figures like Ahsoka Tano and Imperial Death Trooper are in stock as of this posting! Special thanks to JTA reader Minelayer for the alerts!

Friends And Family At Disney Store NOW! 25% Off Your Order

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2017 at 07:25 AM ET |

Disney Store is running a Friends & Family special right now Use promo code DISNEYPAL to get 25% off of your order. Order $75 and more are eligible for FREE shipping too.

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - TCW [R] - CW19

Posted by Paul | February 09, 2017 at 12:25 AM ET |

Let's check out The Clone Wars [Red] Obi-Wan Kenobi (CW19) figure. 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.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Happy 85th Birthday To John Williams!

Posted by Paul | February 08, 2017 at 10:31 PM ET |

Happy 85th birthday to the talented John Williams. Thank you for developing scores for the first six amazing Star Wars films (we won't hold the seventh film against you). And we will never forget the indelible mark you've left on cinema with Indiana Jones, Jaws, Home Alone, E.T. and the list goes on and on and one.... THANK YOU!

Check out our Visual Guide for the very well done Legacy Collection Resurgence of the Jedi Battle Packs set. Click below for a full look at our guide page, and make sure you check out our detailed review for even more gallery images.

Resurgence of the Jedi - Legacy Collection - Battle Packs

Look What I Stumbled Across....

Posted by Paul | February 08, 2017 at 11:59 AM ET |

We have been asked to remove this story.

Review: Anakin Skywalker - TCW [R] - CW18

Posted by Paul | February 08, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

Let's check out The Clone Wars [Red] Anakin Skywalker (CW18) figure. 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.

Anakin Skywalker

TBS6 Revan Wave In Stock at HTS!

Posted by Chuck | February 07, 2017 at 09:31 PM ET |

TBS6 Revan wave In stock again at HTS! Get them before they are gone (and they won't last long)! Thanks JTA reader Mark for the alert!

On Amazon, the Entertainment Earth exclusive ROTS Clone Trooper 4-pack has dropped to under $75 and change. Special thanks to JTA reader General Hux for the alert!

Tonight we switch over to The Force Awakens two-packs to have a look at the Han Solo/Princess Leia set. Click below for our latest Visual Guide update, and click here to read our full review of this set.

Han Solo/Princess Leia - The Force Awakens - Two-Packs

Gentle Giant Ltd. Teases Cool PGM Exclusive

Posted by Paul | February 07, 2017 at 03:19 PM ET |

Gentle Giant Ltd. teases a sneak peek of an upcoming Premier Guild exclusive. You should be able to guess what it is!

Review: Shock Trooper - TLC - Saga Legends (SL 17)

Posted by Paul | February 07, 2017 at 12:50 AM ET |

The 2007 The Legacy Collection Saga Legends line wasn't nearly as exciting as the 2007 TAC collection, but there were still some great figures released in the line regardless. Take for instance the Shock Trooper. See why it's easy to love this figure over and over again despite its multiple re-releases 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.

Shock Trooper

Visual Guide Update - General Grievous (CW01) - The Clone Wars [Red]

Posted by Chuck | February 06, 2017 at 05:43 PM ET |

General Grievous (CW01) gets added to the Visual Guides tonight. Click below to check out this repacked figure from The Clone Wars [Red] line, and make sure you catch our review of this figure from earlier today right here.

General Grievous (CW01) - The Clone Wars [Red]

Up To 70% Off At Disney Store: Disney Elite Series Included!

Posted by Paul | February 06, 2017 at 03:20 PM ET |

Hurry! Disney Store is now offering up to 70% off clearance price items with promor code EXTRA25. They have more than a couple Elite Series Star Wars figures if you're interested, as well as some cool apparel. Check it out!

Hasbro has reported their fourth quarter 2016 earnings today. Check out all the number data in the Earnings Release pdf after clicking through to the link. Special thanks to JTA reader Nick D. for the alert.

Jedha Revolt Four-Pack Found In Switzerland

Posted by Paul | February 06, 2017 at 06:27 AM ET |

An image of a Jedha Revolt four-pack store report from Switzerland has made its way to Instagram. Special thanks to JTA reader Chris for forwarding it on to us.

Kmart TBS6 Exclusives Cheap: Bundle Prices And Markdowns

Posted by Paul | February 06, 2017 at 06:22 AM ET |

There are two great online deals at Kmart.com. JTA reader Colin has some cool information to share with us. Click through for more. FYI – the Kylo Ren/Rey bundle can be found HERE. And the Jyn Erso set can be found HERE.

    

Latest Rogue One Figures Found At Retail!

Posted by Paul | February 06, 2017 at 06:14 AM ET |

JTA reader German O. has found the newest wave of Rogue One figures at his local Walmart in Tuscon AZ!

Review: General Grievous - TCW [R] - CW01

Posted by Paul | February 06, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

The Clone Wars General Grievous figure was re-released as the very first figure in the red line look. It's not a great figure, but he was a main character in the show, so Hasbro had to get him out again fast. See why this figure just doesn't hold 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.

General Grievous

The Phase II Clone Trooper (CW2) is our next addition to the Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D] Clone Wars Visual Guide. Click below to check out this figure, and read our full review in our Research Droids Review.

Clone Trooper (CW2) - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars

A Clue Perhaps?

Posted by Paul | February 05, 2017 at 03:01 PM ET |

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Review: Kit Fisto - TCW [R] - CW05

Posted by Paul | February 05, 2017 at 12:15 AM ET |

The Clone Wars Kit Fisto was re-released because it was part of "last wave syndrome" in 2009. Thankfully those who couldn't find him only had to wait a couple of months to find this re-released version on shelves. 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.

Kit Fisto

Visual Guide Update - Darth Maul (MH15) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Posted by Chuck | February 04, 2017 at 08:03 PM ET |

Darth Maul was available twice in the Movie Heroes line. This one is Darth Maul (MH15). Click below to check out the second release. Also, read full details on this figure in our detailed review.

Darth Maul (MH15) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | February 04, 2017 at 06:36 PM ET |

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Review: Clone Trooper (41st Elite Corps) - TCW [R] - CW04

Posted by Paul | February 04, 2017 at 12:05 AM ET |

The Clone Wars [Red] Clone Trooper (41st Elite Corps) was a fantastic figure to re-release in the line. See it again in our  Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

Clone Trooper (41st Elite Corps)

The Movie Heroes mostly featured repacks, and many of the repacks were from yesteryear. Check out the Clone Trooper (MH11), plucked right out of the 2005 ROTS Deluxe line. Click below for a look at our full Visual Guide, and make sure to check in on this review in case you missed it.

Clone Trooper (MH11) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Rogue One New Hasbro Reveals Product Image Gallery

Posted by Paul | February 03, 2017 at 01:22 PM ET |

Check out the full gallery of the new Hasbro Rogue One reveals today on our Facebook page.

Hasbro PRESS RELEASE: New Rogue One Basic Figures Revealed

Posted by Paul | February 03, 2017 at 12:44 PM ET |

Here is the press release for the new figures revealed today. Click through for more!

 

Rogue One Bistan, Fenn Rau, Etc Revealed At Screenrant!

Posted by Paul | February 03, 2017 at 10:49 AM ET |

Screenrant.com has multiple exclusive reveals of upcoming Hasbro Rogue One products. Check out the scoop! By the way, the article says that most of these products will be available in stores, but from what we've been told this isn't the case.... unless something has changed.

UPDATE: Admiral Raddus Wave Shipping February 8th At Robot Kingdom

Posted by Paul | February 03, 2017 at 09:37 AM ET |

It appears as if some of the Admiral Raddus wave escaped production, or perhaps this case assortment is still available as an "international exclusive" (PLEASE DON'T TAKE THAT LITERALLY). Robot Kingdom has them available for pre-order with a shipping date of February 8th. This full case assortment is not expected to arrive in the USA (although solid case packs of some WILL be) from what our sources are claiming. Order it if you're concerned about not getting a couple of these figures.

UPDATE: Fenn Rau confirmed to be coming in some way to the USA. So there is no need to worry about this case now.

TBS6 Darth Revan IN STOCK!

Posted by Paul | February 03, 2017 at 06:45 AM ET |

The Black Series [Phase III] Darth Revan 6" figure is IN STOCK at Hasbro Toy Shop as of this post!

UPDATE: Dang. Sold out already. Hopefully these will be easier "when" Hasbro makes solid case packs of this figure "hopefully".

Review: Rocket Battle Droid - TCW [R] - CW03

Posted by Paul | February 03, 2017 at 12:25 AM ET |

The Clone Wars [Red] Rocket Battle Droid was not a wise decision to repack in the line. See how this figure holds 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.

Rocket Battle Droid

Up next for the Movie Heroes line in our Visual Guides is the Shock Trooper (MH01). Click the image below below for a full look. You can also read our thoughts on this figure in our full review.

Shock Trooper (MH01) - SW [TPM 3D] - Movie Heroes

Review: Clone Trooper (With Space Gear) - TCW [R] - CW02

Posted by Paul | February 02, 2017 at 12:40 AM ET |

The Clone Wars [Red] Clone Trooper (With Space Gear) was a wise decision to repack in the line. See how this figure holds 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.

Clone Trooper (With Space Gear)

The Black Series 6" Imperial Forces 4-Pack STILL Only $45.99!

Posted by Paul | February 01, 2017 at 08:37 PM ET |

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

Check Out The New Meccano To Trilogo Web Site For Trilogo Goodness

Posted by Chuck | February 01, 2017 at 08:02 PM ET |

Vintage Trilogo fans can now check out the brand new web site for Meccano to Trilogo which supports Stephane and Yanns Meccano Trilogo Collector's Handbook (as well as a few of Stephane's other publications). Must-have's if this is your niche! Check it out right here!

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Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update - Jango Fett (MH06) - SW [Y/AOTC] - Movie Heroes

Posted by Chuck | February 01, 2017 at 05:22 PM ET |

We have another Movie Heroes update for our Visual Guides tonight, this time from the Star Wars [Yoda/Attack Of The Clones] collection. Click below to check out Jango Fett (MH06). You can also read our full report on this figure in our Research Droids Review.

Jango Fett (MH06) - Star Wars [Yoda/Attack Of The Clones] - Movie Heroes

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | February 01, 2017 at 05:02 PM ET |

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Big Bad Toy Store

Will The 40th Anniversary Of Star Wars Even Come Close To The 30th?

Posted by Paul | February 01, 2017 at 09:38 AM ET |

Let us provide you with some perspective. 2007 was an INCREDIBLE year for collectors. Hasbro began the 30th anniversary celebration of Star Wars early and by Thanksgiving 2006, as the incredible The Saga Collection line was winding down, Hasbro got out an assortment of mid size vehicles and six Commemorative Tin Collection sets (one for each episode of Star Wars at the time) in preparation for what would be one of the most collector-focused lines of all time. This line was launching officially a few short months away in March. March arrived and by the first quarter of 2008 (the celebration went over thank goodness) we were blessed with 75 basic figures (as well as whole bunch of chase variants), more exclusives than we can count, a stunning four dozen plus “greatest hits” Saga Legends line (where collectors chose their favorites and Hasbro actually added them into the line), a two-dozen collection of midsize vehicles, a dozen Order 66 exclusives, Comic Packs, Evolutions, Battle Packs, Ultimate Battle Packs, miscellaneous other multipacks…. The list goes on and on and on and on….

So we ask you now. What do you think the 40th anniversary celebration of Star Wars will look like from a Hasbro toy perspective? Are there more surprises than what we’d ever expect coming? Will the 40th anniversary pale in comparison to the 30th anniversary? Will it be significantly better? Will Hasbro be able to rope back in the multitudes of collectors they lost thanks to the sacrifices taken with the 3.75” super-articulated line? Will store exclusives ever wow us again? Will the focus be on vintage Kenner inspired packaging? And do you think Hasbro will take advantage of this very small window of time (spring and summer 2017) to focus on the stuff that matters before Episode VIII merchandising takes front and center? Will we ever see the magnificence of the 30 (77-07) ever again? Let us know your thoughts!

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