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April 2017

More TBS6 [SW40] Wave 2 Reports: Washington State

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2017 at 09:47 PM ET |

JTA reader Keith S. sends us a cool store report. He too has found wave 2 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" line in Washington state. Check out his report by clicking through.

FlashBack Review: Hermi Odle - TAC - 30 29

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2017 at 02:57 PM ET |

Hermi Odle

  • Collectible: Hermi Odle (30 29)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #485
  • Original Publication Date: September 20, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 544th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Hasbro Toy Shop Restocks TBS6 [SW40] Legacy Pack

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2017 at 02:54 PM ET |

In case you're still in need of it, the Legacy Pack is back in stock at Hasbro Toy Shop. special thanks to JTA reader Nate A. for the alert!

SWCO Exclusive TBS6 [SW40] Luke X-wing Unpunched!

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2017 at 12:36 PM ET |

Keeping in mind that the SWCO exclusive TBS6 Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) is not a mainstream release, our friends at Yakface.com have proof that some of them are coming unpunched. If you recall, at NY Toy Fair, Hasbro assured us that these figures (The Black Series [Star Wars 40] figures) would come absolutely punched. An interesting development for sure. Check it out.

The Vintage Collection Fans' Choice Poll is asking you to please try again later if you haven't placed your vote yet. It's been "out of commission" for hours now. Between the oddities with the final results, the controversy of ballot-stuffing and the horrid and vile comments in the Facebook comments below the poll, I have to wonder if this is worth all of the stress and aggravation it creates. Maybe Hasbro would be better off just soliciting the various fan sites for feedback and just do away with this misery altogether. Despite this, we still hope your personal favorite choice wins. We aren't promoting any single candidate as we want this to be YOUR VOICE and not a choice dictated by an agenda (which by the actions witnessed is seemingly unwilling to stop with the group-think mentality).

UPDATE from StarWars.com: "UPDATE: Unfortunately, the poll is currently experiencing technical difficulties. We are working to fix it and resume voting as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience."

Review: R4-G9 - TSC - Greatest Battles (7 of 14)

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2017 at 12:55 AM ET |

We're finishing our look at some figures from The Episode III Greatest Battles Collection today. Let's end it with R4-G9 (7 of 14). It is the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet..

R4-G9

Wow! Everything is coming at once. Wave 2 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" line has been found in California and Arizona at Walmart! Special thanks to Steve U. once again for his friends' reports and these images from social media!

JTA reader and friend Steve U. sends us an image from Instagram page (I think) starwarstheblackseries showing proof that the figures have arrived in Singapore. It's perplexing how these haven't gone up for pre-order yet.

UPDATE: JTA reader Colin alerts us to some international sellers who have these figures listed with a May 22nd RELEASE date.

Is This Supposed To Be Han Solo? Because It Looks Like Sloth

Posted by Paul | April 29, 2017 at 05:57 PM ET |

Is this supposed to be Han Solo? Because it looks like Sloth from Goonies. Hasbro MUST get paint operations in order PRIOR to Spring 2018. Special thanks to JTA "lurker" David O. for the image!

FlashBack Review: Death Star Trooper - TAC - 30 13

Posted by Paul | April 29, 2017 at 05:21 PM ET |

Death Star Trooper

  • Collectible: Death Star Trooper (30 13)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #583
  • Original Publication Date: December 27, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 374th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Found! 40th Anniversary The Black Series Titanium Figures

Posted by Chuck | April 29, 2017 at 02:34 PM ET |

JTA reader cave spider found the 40th Anniversary Titanium figures at a Walmart in Highlands Ranch, CO. He reports they also come with limited articulation.

TBS [P1] Jabba's Skiff Guard [Brock Starsher] On eBay Loose

Posted by Paul | April 29, 2017 at 02:21 PM ET |

Wow. Look how much tunghori is selling Jabba's Skiff Guard [Brock Starsher] for loose: maybe Hasbro should reissue him in The Vintage Collection!

Review: Padmé - TSC - Greatest Battles (6 of 14)

Posted by Paul | April 29, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

It's time to look at some figures from The Episode III Greatest Battles Collection. Let's continue with the Padmé (6 of 14). He'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..

Padmé

The Vintage Collection 3.75" Fans' Choice Poll Is LIVE! Vote NOW!

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2017 at 06:31 PM ET |

The Vintage Collection Fans' Choice Poll is live and you're going to be thrilled. Hasbro and StarWars.com caught wind of the ballot-stuffing and did the right thing! They both came through big time for longtime collectors! Your choices are Doctor Aphra, Sim Aloo, Saelt-Marae (Yak Face), Ahsoka Tano (Rebels), ARC Trooper Fives, and Emperor Palptaine. NO BEN SKYWALKER! Good luck to your own personal pick! VOTE NOW!

FlashBack Review: Concept Snowtrooper - TAC - 30 42

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2017 at 03:31 PM ET |

Concept Snowtrooper (Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series) (30 42)

  • Collectible: Concept Snowtrooper (Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series) (30 42)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #396
  • Original Publication Date: June 23, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 395th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

The Black Series Titanium Figures IN STOCK At ToysRUs.com!

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2017 at 12:04 PM ET |

In other news, the crappy the 40th anniversary Titanium The Black Series 3.75" figures are IN STOCK at ToysRUs.com. These commemorative figures are sure to become a focal point in Star Wars collectors' collection. (Folks, The Vintage Collection is back – I have little to be angry about any more....) Special thanks to UltraSevenTexas for the alert!

HURRY! The TBS6 [SW40] Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) is back in stock at Walmart.com!

UPDATE: And gone in less than 10 MINUTES!

It Could Get Expensive This Summer!

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2017 at 07:49 AM ET |

I know that Mark Hamill who plays Luke Skywalker charges an awful lot for his photo/autograph, but so does Daisy Ridley who plays Rey. It would be cool to meet them in cosplay: his Jedi robes and her Resistance base outfit in person respectively. If they appeared together at San Diego Comic Con that would cost you a hefty amount of money all at once. I mean, don't think I am trying to start any rumor about them appearing together at a convention. Thank goodness there are likely to be opportunities to see them separately down the road for different events. So in essence the option exists to see them paired together or individually at some point around the same time. It's six of one, half dozen to the other.

Robot Kingdom Updates Walmart Exclusive Ponda Baba Wave Images

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2017 at 06:35 AM ET |

The Ponda Baba wave is ready to ship for May 1st from Robot Kingdom. You can check out updated images on their site as well. Check it out. Special thanks to JTA reader Jason S. for the alert! (Thank goodness Ponda Baba comes with all of his accessories!)

Review: Royal Guard - TSC - Greatest Battles (5 of 14)

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2017 at 12:45 AM ET |

It's time to look at some figures from The Episode III Greatest Battles Collection. Let's continue with the Royal Guard (5 of 14). He'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..

Royal Guard

Why We Need Disney To Repaint The New "4-LOM" To Be 4-LOM

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2017 at 07:51 PM ET |

The 2007 TAC 4-LOM (30 41) figure has ALWAYS bothered me. He always looked too chunky for my tastes. I was disappointed when he was reissued without any tweaking in The Vintage Collection three years later. But as soon as I had the Disney Droid Factory "4-LOM" Build A Droid figure in my hands, I knew Disney got it right. Good friend Josh M. knew this too and repainted one of these Disney Droid Factory sculpts in the same color scheme of 4-LOM. See for yourself how much improved and screen accurate the character looks utilizing this sculpt. Josh, I need this!Please tell me how much!

The Vintage Collection Found At Walmart

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2017 at 07:46 PM ET |

JTA reader Jamal K. eagerly sends in a report to us with proof he has found a The Vintage Collection figure at his local Walmart!

TBS6 Legacy Pack On TRU's eBay Store With FREE SHIPPING

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2017 at 07:24 PM ET |

The Legacy Pack in IN STOCK on Toys R Us' eBay store for $39.99 with FREE SHIPPING! Get it while you can. Special thanks to Victoria's Cantina for the notification!

Upcoming Novels For 2017

Posted by Chuck | April 27, 2017 at 05:02 PM ET |

Check out what books are coming for the second half of 2017 in this roundup report. You can check out the Amazon listings for each book by clicking the cover images below. We've also added some additional titles below not covered in the roundup.

            

        

FlashBack Review: Kashyyyk Trooper - TAC - 08 04

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2017 at 03:42 PM ET |

Kashyyyk Trooper

  • Collectible: Kashyyyk Trooper (08 04)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #225
  • Original Publication Date: January 3, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 133rd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO) IN STOCK On Disney App

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2017 at 10:08 AM ET |

JTA reader Roronicus alerts us to the news that the Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO) Disney Park Droid Factory two-pack is available on the Disney App now. Also, many of the SW Elite Series marked down to ten bucks plus 40% off with the code BONUS40 and free shipping on orders over $50 with the code SHIP50. If you need some prompting to purchase the Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO) set, be sure to check out our glowing review on it HERE.

Review: Count Dooku - TSC - Greatest Battles (4 of 14)

Posted by Paul | April 27, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

It's time to look at some figures from The Episode III Greatest Battles Collection. Let's continue with Count Dooku (4 of 14). He'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..

Count Dooku

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | April 26, 2017 at 06:01 PM ET |

Get all of the latest pre-order and new arrival information from Big Bad Toy Store in their latest newsletter...

Big Bad Toy Store

Sideshow Collectibles Package Deals on Hot Toys Figure Sets

Posted by Chuck | April 26, 2017 at 05:58 PM ET |

Sideshow Collectibles has some great package deals on Hot Toys figures right now. Click here to check them out!

No Need To Worry About Legacy Pack Packaging Damage From Amazon?

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2017 at 05:18 PM ET |

It looks like there is little to worry about when it comes to ordering the Legacy Pack from Amazon. JTA reader Christian C. sends us an image of what he received: it came in an outer shipper carton. Nice! Click HERE to order it if you haven't yet.

FlashBack Review: Yoda & Kybuck - TAC - 30 32

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2017 at 03:34 PM ET |

Yoda & Kybuck

  • Collectible: Yoda & Kybuck (30 32)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #462
  • Original Publication Date: August 28, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 717th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

As Expected, Direct From Hasbro Toy Shop To eBay

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2017 at 02:01 PM ET |

I shouldn't be surprised, then again, I AM surprised. Look at the aftermarket on this repacked figure.

SWCO Exclusive TBS6 [SW40] Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) Shipping!

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2017 at 01:15 PM ET |

Wow! The SWCO exclusive TBS6 Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) figure is already shipping from Hasbro Toy Shop with some readers claiming a delivery date of tomorrow! Congratulations to all that were able to secure one.... or two.

So far we have: revived ourselves from fainting over The Vintage Collection's return, thanked Hasbro, and then offered suggestions to them about what repacks we want to see next Spring. (I am working on tabulating all that soon.) So now we want to do something else. Please suggest great figure ideas (that would fall under Adam Pawlus' "different enough to make you mad" category) – or perhaps better described as a "Repack and Repaint" wave (hold the repacks here/add more repaints). What do we mean specifically? Glad you asked. IF YOU'RE A CUSTOMIZER, WE REALLY NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE. (more....)

Review: C-3PO - TSC - Greatest Battles (3 of 14)

Posted by Paul | April 26, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

Do you know about the three variants of this figure? We're continuing to look at some figures from The Episode III Greatest Battles Collection. It's time for C-3PO (3 of 14). He'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..

C-3PO

Episode IX Gets A Release Date.... And It ISN'T December This Time

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2017 at 08:44 PM ET |

Star Wars Episode IX: has a release date, and the release date returns to the month of May. Variety has the full story.

UPDATE: HURRY! SWCO Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) IN STOCK!

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2017 at 02:37 PM ET |

HURRY! Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) SWCO exclusive is IN STOCK at Hasbro Toy Shop!

UPDATE: GONE!

FlashBack Review: Commander Gree - TAC - 08 03

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2017 at 02:07 PM ET |

Commander Gree

  • Collectible: Commander Gree (08 03)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #222
  • Original Publication Date: December 31, 2009
  • Current Ranking: 73rd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

Dicey Distribution Disappointing Diehards

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2017 at 11:52 AM ET |

That alliteration worked out nicely. JTA reader Rivesjunctionite sends us an image of what his local Walmart received with regards to the 40th Anniversary TBS6 figures: one blessed case. This has been the general consensus across those who are finding these at retail. And then there are the Amazon cancellations and postponements. The bottom line here is you better buy them when you see them. It is likely that more are being produced, but it's mind-blowing that there aren't enough to go around at brick and mortar. You have to wonder if what retail is sitting on now (inferior vehicles and 5POA and over-packed TBS6 figures) is truly impacting in a great way newly arrving products.

Review: AT-TE Tank Gunner - TSC - Greatest Battles (2 of 14)

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2017 at 12:40 AM ET |

It's time to look at some figures from The Episode III Greatest Battles Collection. Let's continue with the AT-TE Tank Gunner (2 of 14) 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..

AT-TE Tank Gunner

Amazon Cancelling MANY TBS6 [SW40] Orders: Oversold Pre-orders

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2017 at 07:21 PM ET |

We are receiving MANY reports from JTA readers that Amazon.com is cancelling orders for The Black Series [Star Wars 40] 6" figures citing that they've oversold available stock. It will be interesting if they will be able to order more stock in the future. Customer service is even providing readers with links in their notification emails to third party sellers who are charging more than double retail. We thought everyone might be interested in this! Thanks to all that wrote in with these disappointing updates.

Visual Guide Update - R4-D23 - Droid Factory

Posted by Chuck | April 24, 2017 at 06:54 PM ET |

Our next Visual Guide update takes a look at R4-D23 from Disney's Droid Factory line. Click below for a closer look. You can also read the full details on this figure in our detailed review.

R4-D23 - Disney - Droid Factory

FlashBack Review: Concept Darth Vader - TAC - 30 28

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2017 at 06:17 PM ET |

Darth Vader (Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series)

  • Collectible: Concept Darth Vader (Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series) (30 28)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #527
  • Original Publication Date: November 1, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 537th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

TBS6 [SW40] Legacy Pack IN STOCK At Amazon!

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2017 at 12:30 PM ET |

Hurry! It's IN STOCK on Amazon!

Hasbro: here is our collective thank you for doing one of the greatest things for us since 2010. Officially announcing the return of The Vintage Collection at Star Wars Celebration Orlando was the highlight of most collectors. You deserved that standing ovation by the way. We pledge our devotion to TVC's return and promise to make it a success for you so that we never have to live through another period of time like 2013-2017 again. Thanks for dealing with the years of disappointment and criticisms. We apologize if the passion went too far. Please be sure to listen to the feedback you get. You're a relatively new team that must engage us and you're dealing with a population of people that are territorial and zealous longtime collectors. We can really assist you in making the most of this second run. Thank you again.

Review: 501st Legion Trooper - TSC - Greatest Battles (1 of 14)

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2017 at 12:25 AM ET |

It's time to look at some figures from The Episode III Greatest Battles Collection. Let's start off with the 501st Legion Trooper (1 of 14) 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..

501st Legion Trooper

FlashBack Review: Roron Corobb - TAC - 30 31

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2017 at 06:54 PM ET |

Roron Corobb

  • Collectible: Roron Corobb (30 31)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #461
  • Original Publication Date: August 27, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 943rd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

Visual Guide Update - R2-H16 - Droid Factory

Posted by Chuck | April 23, 2017 at 04:35 PM ET |

While we are on the subject of Disney's Droid Factory, today's Visual Guide update features R2-H16, last year's Holiday edition droid. Click below for a complete look, and make sure to stop by and read this review if you haven't already.

R2-H16 - Disney - Droid Factory

A Personal Note From Me To You And SWCO Afterthoughts

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2017 at 02:45 PM ET |

My intention was to post this days ago, but with the Fans’ Choice Poll nightmare I have been preoccupied fielding hateful emails which have included threats of lawsuits, death, and general disgust for me and the site. Then there are the social media and forums posts. I appreciate all of the heads up from our readers, but it is all meaningless to me. I called something out and it’s my duty to do so. I have championed for the return of The Vintage Collection for half a decade now (when others remained silent), and our collective interests – super-articulated 3.75" figures – remain one of the most important passions to which I cling. (These "people" have yet to realize that their hatred has no affect me. There is nothing they can say that will rattle me. In fact, it’s only helping to get JTA’s name out there more. We will surely gain new followers from this. All press is good press as far as I am concerned. It might help to know that I am like Judge Judy in a specific way, I don’t read the “fan mail” with the hate and criticisms. Anyway, as I stated, I have been meaning to post this for a while now. (more....)

Review: R5-013/R2-C2/R5-S9/R5-P8 - Droid Factory (SWCO)

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2017 at 12:20 AM ET |

Another incredible release from Disney Parks: the R5-013/R2-C2/R5-S9/R5-P8 four-pack is a must-have if you're a fan of The Clone Wars. 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..

R5-013/R2-C2/R5-S9/R5-P8

Visual Guide Update - R-3DO - Droid Factory

Posted by Chuck | April 22, 2017 at 08:24 PM ET |

Tonight's Visual Guide update adds another Disney Droid Factory figure: R-3DO. Click below for a full look at the guide page, and make sure to check out today's review on this figure in our Review database.

R-3DO - Disney - Droid Factory

Jar Jar Binks (Gungan Senator)

  • Collectible: Jar Jar Binks (Gungan Senator) ('02 #24)
  • Collection: Star Wars "Saga" [Phase I]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1571
  • Original Publication Date: September 10, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,944th most visited review
  • Score: 1.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2002

Review: R-3DO - Droid Factory (SWCO Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2017 at 09:16 AM ET |

Protocol Droids are now part of Disney Parks' Droid Factory collection. Let's check out the exclusive R-3DO 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..

R-3DO

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | April 21, 2017 at 09:57 PM ET |

Stop by Brian's Toys for this weeks newsletter details, featuring plenty of newly added Vintage items to the site.

Brian's Toys

Rogue One Wave 4 Availability Listed As May 1 On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | April 21, 2017 at 08:46 PM ET |

Rogue One wave 4 is showing an availability date of May 1st on Amazon. We're not sure what price point they will be at, but it's at least worth keeping an eye on if you are still looking for this wave. Click the images below for direct links. Thanks to JTA reader Pete for the alert!

 

Legacy Pack IN STOCK At BestBuy.com

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2017 at 08:10 PM ET |

The Legacy Pack is in stock at BestBuy.com if you're interested. Thanks to JTA reader Lance M. for the alert!

Visual Guide Update - C1-10P "CHOPPER" - Droid Factory

Posted by Chuck | April 21, 2017 at 07:43 PM ET |

Check out the amazing Droid Factory C1-10P "CHOPPER" figure in today's Visual Guide update. Click below for full details, and get the full scoop on this figure in today's review.

C1-10P "CHOPPER" - Disney - Droid Factory

FlashBack Review: Holocron Heist - TCW [R] - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2017 at 06:16 PM ET |

Holocron Heist

  • Collectible: Holocron Heist
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Red]
  • Category: Battle Packs
  • Review Sequence: #356
  • Original Publication Date: May 14, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,222nd most visited review
  • Score: 1 holocron
  • Released: 2010

Hurry! Decent Price For Admiral Raddus/Fenn Rau Set On eBay!

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2017 at 05:06 PM ET |

Hurry! The Raddus/Fenn Rau Wave is on eBay for a "decent" price. Remember, Hasbro says these will be available in LIMITED quantities!

The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Legacy Pack is IN STOCK at HasbroToyShop.com. Special thanks to JTA reader Colin for the laert. They also have the Titanium figures in stock too if you're interested.

Review: C1-10P "CHOPPER" - Droid Factory

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2017 at 09:57 AM ET |

All we can say is "Wow!" The Disney Parks' exclusive C1-10P "CHOPPER" Droid Factory figure is 'mind-blowingly' awesome. See why in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet..

C1-10P "CHOPPER"

One Of The Best TBS6 Case Assortments Ever Is Slowly Deteriorating

Posted by Paul | April 21, 2017 at 09:41 AM ET |

This deal is getting worse all the time. Pray they don't alter it any further. JTA broke the news on this next Wave 11 case assortment. Sadly, it looks like Director Krennic will unfortunately remain part of this case assortment. But more disconcerting is that because of Hera Syndulla's delay, they've added another repack to the case: K-2SO is now part of the mix (which in our area is currently hanging on pegs for under $10). Why didn't they make the ERG x2? Robot Kingdom has posted the official case assortment (which we guess is still subject to change).

Jedi Temple Archives broke the huge story: Droid Factory was returning with "buildable" protocol droids. And then Disney made it official at their panel at Celebration Orlando. With special thanks from a combined effort of friends Mario Morales and Nick Rogers, we're able to provide for you a complete sneak peek of the droids (that make up this first wave of 77 individual parts). Click any thumbnail below to see the complete droids by color family. And then be sure to click through to see the stats of just how many parts and droids you'll need to get to have them all.

    
    

Sponsor Announcement: NJ Toys And Collectibles

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2017 at 07:50 PM ET |

Check out the latest from JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles.

Visual Guide Update - Artoo-Detoo/See-Threepio - Droid Factory

Posted by Chuck | April 20, 2017 at 07:11 PM ET |

The Droid Factory line received big additions last week with the many reveals and releases during Star Wars Celebration. Check out one of those releases in tonight's Visual Guide: Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO). Click below for a detailed look at our Visual Guide, and you can also read our full review of this set right here.

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO) - Disney - Droid Factory

Sneak Peek! The Clone Wars Droid Factory Four-Pack (SWCO)

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2017 at 07:01 PM ET |

Check out our sneak peek look at the R5-013/R2-C2/R5-S9/R5-P8 Droid Factory four-pack. All of these characters are based on The Clone Wars Season 1 and The Clone Wars film. This was another Star Wars Celebration Orlando exclusive.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | April 20, 2017 at 06:37 PM ET |

Big Bad Toy Store sends in their latest newsletter. Get details on all of their latest pre-orders and new arrivals after the jump...

Big Bad Toy Store

Ephant Mon (Jabba's Head Of Security)

  • Collectible: Ephant Mon (Jabba's Head Of Security) ('02 #45) [Fans' Choice #3]
  • Collection: Star Wars "Saga" [Phase I]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1505
  • Original Publication Date: July 6, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,279th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2002

The Star Wars Celebration Orlando Droid Factory exclusives are all amazing. Let's start with Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO) first. We finally have our BAD C-3PO! Check this two-pack 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..

Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO)

HURRY! TVC Darth Maul (VC86) For $8.99 Loose On eBay!

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2017 at 09:41 AM ET |

Hurry! tunghori has The Vintage Collection Darth Maul for only $8.99!

We have our Top 6 candidates that we will be forwarding to Hasbro on time so they can be included in the final voting process at StarWars.com next week. (Stay tuned for details.) Hasbro might as well get a head start on Ben Skywalker however because that's who is going to "win." Click through for JTA readers' well-balanced and extremely accurate Top 6 winners. Of particular note, four (4) of our winners are from Return Of The Jedi, one is from A New Hope and the last is from The Clone Wars. Thank you to all who participated. Hopefully the most accurate Fans' Choice winner will make it in the end.

Visual Guide Update - R5-D4 - The Black Series [Star Wars 40]

Posted by Chuck | April 19, 2017 at 08:44 PM ET |

We have another The Black Series [Star Wars 40] exclusive to add to the Visual Guides. Click below to check out GameStop's R5-D4 Six Inch figure. You can also read our full review (with additional gallery images) right here.

R5-D4 - The Black Series [Star Wars 40] - 6 Inch Figures

SWCO 2017: Battlefront II Trailer And Panel Recap

Posted by Mike_Taber | April 19, 2017 at 08:00 PM ET |

The Battlefront II panel was one of the biggest panels at Star Wars Celebration. The creators of Battlefront II revealed a great trailer and confirmed that it will feature a single player campaign that spans the thirty years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The single player campaign will tell a canon story. In the campaign you will play as Iden Versio, the leader of an Imperial special forces unit known as Inferno Squad. The upcoming Inferno Squad novel written by Christie Golden will serve as a prequel to the campaign's story. The goal of the campaign is the bridge the gap between the two trilogies and to tell a story from the Empire's point of view. The multiplayer portion of the game will include all eras. The Prequel, Original, and Sequel trilogies will all be represented. Darth Maul, Yoda, Rey, Kylo Ren, and Luke Skywalker are among the playable heroes who have been confirmed. Based on what I saw at the panel, this game is going to exceed all expectations. Watch the full trailer after the jump!

The Fans' Choice Polls Need To Be Handled Differently Next Time

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2017 at 06:44 PM ET |

Folks, this is the crux of the problem with opening up the poll generally to just Star Wars "fans" and not strictly to "hardcore collectors". All of these votes for Ben Skywalker are from people who never visit these Star Wars fan sites on any regular basis. It's not representative of the collecting community. You should be an intense member of some collecting community or a frequent visitor in order to cast a vote. This is a The Vintage Collection 3.75" super-articulated Fans' Choice Poll. If the EU is SO important to them, then they should campaigning for Hasbro to bring back things like Comic Packs and EU specific figure waves, not overtake the poll and remove the vote from the longtime and hardcore collectors who have been waiting for the half decade return of The Vintage Collection.

FlashBack Review: Han Solo - OTC - OTC #07

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2017 at 06:21 PM ET |

Han Solo

  • Collectible: Han Solo (OTC #07)
  • Collection: The Original Trilogy Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1474
  • Original Publication Date: June 5, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 2,209th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2004

SWCO 2017: Star Wars Rebels Season Four Press Conference

Posted by Mike_Taber | April 19, 2017 at 05:10 PM ET |

I was lucky enough to attend the press conference that followed the Star Wars Rebels season four panel. Dave Filoni and the cast had a lot of great stuff to say and were very gracious with their time. I had the opportunity to ask Filoni about a fan-favorite Clone Wars character. Click through to find out what he had to say!

SWCO 2017: Star Wars Rebels Season Four - The Final Season

Posted by Mike_Taber | April 19, 2017 at 04:51 PM ET |

During the Star Wars Rebels panel at Celebration, Dave Filoni announced that season four would be the final season. Filoni made it clear that it was his decision to end the series. Click through to learn about the thought process behind ending the series, what to expect in season four, and to watch the season four trailer!

SWCO 2017 Must Watch: The 40 Years of Star Wars Panel

Posted by Mike_Taber | April 19, 2017 at 04:43 PM ET |

If you were unable to attend Star Wars Celebration, then make sure you set aside an hour and a half to watch The 40 Years or Star Wars Panel. It's a must watch for any Star Wars fan. Click through to watch the full panel!

Check out sneak peek rough galleries for the new Disney Droid Factory exclusives from Celebration Orlando. It's going to be a great year for Build A Droid! Check out Episode VII's R-3DO, Rebels' C1-10P "CHOPPER" and Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2)/See-Threepio (C-3PO) in our RDRs by clicking the images below.

      

Ugh. There is another cheating campaign running for The Vintage Collection 3.75" poll, just like there was for The Black Series 6" Jaina Solo figure. There is a social media/forum initiative to get people, who don't even buy Star Wars figures mind you, to vote for Ben Skywalker (an Expanded Universe character). We are reporting this activity to Litzky PR and Hasbro so that they are aware. Hopefully something can be done to thwart this. This should be a poll JUST for collectors who will actually buy these figures, not casual Star Wars fans who don't buy figures and those who are just trying to support an agenda. We will let you know of any developments should they arise. We also hope our many colleagues participating in this poll are aware of this and that you prevent these cheaters from adding their input into your results as well.

TVC "2" WILL Have Repacks, So Which Ones Do You Want To See Again?

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2017 at 08:57 AM ET |

Jedi Temple Archives wants to know what action figures released from 2010-2017 that you'd like to see repacked for The Vintage Collection's return in Spring 2018. We'd like to include all figures from the original TVC run in addition to those from The Black Series lines (all three phases) as well. There were some hard to get characters from these lines and if Hasbro must include repacks and repaints for the TVC Spring 2018 run, let's help give them some ideas so that these repeated figures will sell through. I have my own ideas, but let's her your suggestions too. See these action figures listed as follows:
The Vintage Collection (2010-2013)
The Black Series [Phase I] (2013-2014)
The Black Series [Phase II] (2014-2015)
The Black Series [Phase III] (Walmart Exclusives)

Review: R5-D4 - TBS6 [SW40] - GameStop Exclusive

Posted by Paul | April 19, 2017 at 08:22 AM ET |

The GameStop exclusive R5-D4 figure is nice. But why did a small chain like this get this figure instead of Big Box? 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..

R5-D4

TBS6 [SW40] IN STOCK At ToysRUs.com

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

ToysRUs.com has most of the 40th anniversary The Black Series figures in stock.

SWCO 2017: Final Wrap-Up and Convention Gallery

Posted by Chuck | April 18, 2017 at 10:11 PM ET |

We're closing out our coverage with the last day's Convention Gallery. We've also updated our main coverage page where we've aggregated all of our articles and galleries in one location so you can easily find them all. Click here for the Day 4 Convention gallery, and click here for our coverage portal. Much of Team JTA was on hand to bring you all of the coverage. A big thanks for Ian and Mike for joining us this year! Click below for a picture of Mike, Chuck, and Paul during our patch and chase card giveaway session.

See you in 2019!

Legacy Pack IN STOCK At TARGET.com

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2017 at 09:10 PM ET |

It's IN STOCK at TARGET.com. Special thanks to JTA reader Andrew D. for the alert!

Talk About The 2017 TVC Fans' Choice Poll Voting HERE

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2017 at 08:16 PM ET |

Not too many people are following directions. Please use THIS ARTICLE to talk about the results of the Top 25 nominees and everything to do with them including questions you may have. Please don't post comments in the article devoted to voting. Thank you!

Tonight's Visual Guide features one of THE hot ticket items this past weekend at Celebration Orlando. They were completely sold out for the whole event by the end of the day Saturday. Click below to have a look at the exclusive Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot. Make sure to also stop by our review to read about just what Hasbro did to vastly improve this figure.

Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot - The Black Series [Star Wars 40] - 6 Inch Figures

We have been getting feedback from "lurkers" (who we adore by the way) asking if they can submit their choice for the 2017 The Vintage Collection Fans' Choice Poll via email. Because the return of TVC is the greatest news in a half decade from Hasbro, we have decided to make an exception and allow these email ballots. But this is only for those that do not have Disqus accounts (we will be checking FYI). If this is you, we will accept ONE character nominee in the subject of the email. If you don't submit the email in exactly this way it will not be counted. Remember to choose one character from the 25 nominees found here only. No other candidates will be accepted. And as a reminder, this is only for readers who do not have a Disqus account. Emails MUST be received by 9 PM ET tomorrow, April 19th. Please email your vote to paul@jeditemplearchives.com.

FlashBack Review: STAP Attack - TAC - Battle Packs (TRU Exclusive)

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2017 at 05:21 PM ET |

STAP Attack

  • Collectible: STAP Attack
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Battle Packs (Toys R Us Exclusive)
  • Review Sequence: #1116
  • Original Publication Date: June 12, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 1,728th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2008

GameStop Exclusive TBS6 Inferno Squadron Figure Up For Pre-order!

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2017 at 02:43 PM ET |

You can pre-order The Black Series 6" Inferno Squadron figure right now at GameStop.com with a release date of November 2017.

JTA's Top 25 Nominations Revealed: VOTE NOW For The Top 6!

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2017 at 12:38 PM ET |

Get your votes in for the 2017 The Vintage Collection Fans' Choice Poll! Here's where the real voting fun begins! We have compiled the Top 25 nominated figures from our last thread and eliminated just a couple for reasons explained by clicking through. BEFORE YOU VOTE, please read the directions. Thank you to all who have nominated characters. We had over 200 selections/suggestions including a Paul Harrison action figure. Are you people nuts? :) That's something even I don't ever want to see! Voting ends 9PM ET tomorrow, April 19th. (more....)

Some SWCO Disney Parks Exclusives Now Available Through App

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2017 at 11:58 AM ET |

Those of you interested in the Dinsney Parks exclusive Build A Droid figures can now order through the app. Special thansk to Indysolo007 and Richard F. for the alerts! Click through for more!

And then the real voting begins! We will be closing the nomination portion of JTA's The Vintage Collection Fans' Choice Poll at 12 PM ET today. After that we will post the results of the Top 25 choices where you will need to vote again so we can send Hasbro our Top 6. Cast your votes here.

Review: Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot - TBS [SW40] - SWCO Exclusive

Posted by Paul | April 18, 2017 at 12:15 AM ET |

The Star Wars Celebration Orlando exclusive Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot figure has received what we'd consider significant paint job upgrades. See the newly decorated 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..

Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot

FlashBack Review: Clone Commander Cody - TCW [SOTDS] - CW03

Posted by Paul | April 17, 2017 at 05:31 PM ET |

Clone Commander Cody

  • Collectible: Clone Commander Cody (CW03)
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
  • Category: Basic
  • Review Sequence: #1481
  • Original Publication Date: June 12, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,994th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

It's time to knock out another Cantina Band Member. This one is unofficially Ickabel G'ont. 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..

Cantina Band Member [Ickabel G'ont]

Just Look At The Prices For Celebration Orlando Exclusives On eBay

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2017 at 10:43 PM ET |

Wow. Look at the carnage on eBay with all of the Celebration Orlando exclusives (including our patch set). And look how much that TBS6 [SW40] Luke Skywalker figure is going for right now. Don't fall for it people. These will have greater numbers soon.

FlashBack Review: Defend Kamino - TCW [SOTDS] - Battle Packs

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2017 at 10:27 PM ET |

Defend Kamino

  • Collectible: Defend Kamino
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
  • Category: Battle Packs
  • Review Sequence: #801
  • Original Publication Date: August 2, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 198th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2011

New Tidbits Of Information Surrounding The New Vintage Collection

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2017 at 06:37 PM ET |

The Vintage Collection is back and it's becoming the center of Hasbro's focus once again. JTA has learned two two details that Hasbro is currently in discussion about that we think might be of interest to our readers. Click through for more!

We have received clarification on the Fans' Choice poll this year from Hasbro. It will only be for a The Vintage Collection 3.75" figure. THERE WILL BE NO The Black Series 6" vote this time. Click through for the official response. We have decided to make things easier and keep the choices listed in the Fans' Choice Poll picks. If you want a different action figure for 3.75" than you did for 6", please simply change it in THIS LINK only.

SWCO 2017: Hasbro Exclusive Luke Skywalker X-wing SOLD OUT

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2017 at 09:28 AM ET |

They're gone! Reserve units have been saved for Hasbro Toy Shop's website after the show.

SWCO 2017: Jedi Temple Archives' Hasbro Q And A

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2017 at 07:03 AM ET |

Our Hasbro Q&A for Celebration Orlando is now available. After the earth-shattering announcement of The Vintage Collection's return it seems any other answers from Hasbro will pale in comparison. But hopefully we have some good stuff for you. Yes, I asked mostly questions for our 6" fans. You're welcome. Click through to listen and be sure to leave comments. Anyone who asks for a transcript instead will be banned from the site :-) .

Fans' Choice Poll Confusion: More To Come

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2017 at 06:52 AM ET |

We concede there is MAJOR confusion with the Fans' Choice Poll this year. Litzky PR sent two different emails that we took as an addendum and not as a replacement. Click through to see the correspondence. Not only do we have the two emails from Litzky PR, but we have also spoken with Hasbro directly about the Fans' Choice Poll and in our opinion made it clear that there is a 6" and 3.75" selection to be made.

SWCO 2017: Hasbro Press Gallery Featuring New 6 Inch Reveals

Posted by Chuck | April 16, 2017 at 06:52 AM ET |

Hasbro sent out their press photos following their presentation showing off the latest 6 Inch reveals. Get the full gallery after the jump!

The return of The Vintage Collection is real. See the video that we saw at the Hasbro Panel which made this a reality. Action Figure Attack has uploaded it for all to see.

SWCO 2017: Post Hasbro Booth Post-Panel (New Reveals)

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2017 at 06:25 AM ET |

Here is the our gallery of the Post Hasbro Panel images which shows off the incredible 6" figures revealed during the presentation. Check it out on our Facebook page!

Here is the our gallery of the Hasbro Panel with the earth-shattering announcement of the return of The Vintage Collection!

SWCO 2017: eFX Collectibles

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2017 at 06:15 AM ET |

Imagine if eFX made 3.75" scaled collectibles for the Hasbro figures. Incredible stuff here indeed. Check out our gallery on our Facebook page!

SWCO 2017: Vader's Fist 501st Legion Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2017 at 06:12 AM ET |

The Vader's Fist 501st Legion booth was once again amazing. Check out what we saw on on our Facebook page!

SWCO 2017: Droid Builders Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2017 at 06:08 AM ET |

The Droid Builders display was awesome as ever. Check out our gallery on our Facebook page!

SWCO 2017: Covention Photos Day 3 Gallery

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2017 at 06:05 AM ET |

Check out our Convention Day 3 Gallery on our Facebook page!

It is time to check out Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter (again), but this time as a KB Toys exclusive. This one came with a pack-in figure. And it's also part of the Star Wars "Saga" lineup. 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's Jedi Starfighter

You'll hear more about this in our Q&A, but we thought we'd share some important information with you first. The Admiral Raddus wave has been shipped per Hasbro, but it will indeed suffer from what longtime collectors know as "last wave syndrome". The production numbers for these figure are significantly reduced. If you see them, buy them. You have been warned.

FlashBack Review: Queen Amidala - SW [TPM 3D] - MH17

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2017 at 11:22 PM ET |

Queen Amidala

  • Collectible: Queen Amidala (MH17)
  • Collection: Star Wars [The Phantom Menace 3D]
  • Category: Movie Heroes
  • Review Sequence: #1061
  • Original Publication Date: April 18, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 963rd most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2012

UPDATE: The Vintage Collection Returns Spring 2018!

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2017 at 06:35 PM ET |

"Is Paul Harrison still conscious?" Those words were uttered by Hasbro after they announced the return of The Vintage Collection for Spring 2018. After thunderous applause I started the standing ovation. I am glad my whining paid off. Suck it 6" collectors. (Just kidding!) The Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll 3.75" winner will NOW BE IN The Vintage Collection packaging! Oh, and The Vintage Collection will now be available everywhere and NO LONGER a store exclusive! Suck it Walmart!

UPDATE: Hasbro JUST confirmed with me that all figures will be super-articulated. Get 5POA out of your heads!

UPDATE: 2017 The Vintage Collection 3.75" Fans' Choice Poll!

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2017 at 06:30 PM ET |

OK, so here is the big announcement. It's HUGE folks! Click through and READ EVERYTHING!

Reminder: Important Announcement 6:30 PM ET TODAY

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2017 at 07:02 AM ET |

This is a reminder to be here at 6:30 PM ET tonight for an exciting announcement. There are lots of panels today and it is possible that some details will come out before 6:30 PM (against an embargo of course). However, we have some additional info on it that you probably won't find anywhere else. It goes live 6:30 PM ET on the dot.

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter - SW [S - P1] - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

It is time to check out Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter from the Star Wars "Saga" lineup. 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's Jedi Starfighter

Visual Guide Update - Legacy Pack (SE Darth Vader) - TBS [40]

Posted by Chuck | April 14, 2017 at 11:39 PM ET |

We are in the midst of a huge 40th anniversary Celebration this week, so we thought it would be appropriate for a Visual Guide update featuring the new Legacy Pack (Special Edition Darth Vader). Click below to check out this amazing figure and display stand, and make sure to stop by today's review for full details on this set.

Legacy Pack (Special Edition Darth Vader ) - The Black Series [Star Wars 40]

SWCO 2017: Convention Day 2 Gallery

Posted by Chuck | April 14, 2017 at 11:04 PM ET |

We will be wrapping up today's galleries with a look at what was going on around the convention floor. Click through for a little bit of everything from Star Wars Celebration 2017! Tune in tomorrow all day as we will be live-uploading galleries from many other booths around Celebration! Don't wait for our evening wrap-ups to stay up-to-date, especially with the Hasbro Panel happening tomorrow at 5:30ET!

SWCO 2017: Nissan Booth Gallery

Posted by Chuck | April 14, 2017 at 10:48 PM ET |

Nissan had an amazing booth at SWCO, with the showcase event being their Oculus Rift demo of the 360° Battle Test Experience. We got to sit down and talk about the Star Wars edition Rogue and try out the Battle Test simulation. If you are here at Celebration I highly recommend doing this. If anyone has every done one of these VR experiences you know how the environment can simulate a 1:1 experience. Getting to experience AT-ST and AT-AT walkers in a 1:1 environment is truly intimidating! Don't take my word for it, try it out at the show! If you are not here, click through to check out their booth at Star Wars Celebration!

SWCO 2017: Sneak Peek Images From Disney Parks' Galactic Nights

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2017 at 10:40 PM ET |

JTA friend Nick R. also sends us awesome images from the events happening at Galactic Nights. Check the gallery out on our Facebook page!

SWCO 2017: ANOVOS Gallery

Posted by Chuck | April 14, 2017 at 10:38 PM ET |

We stopped by prop and costume maker ANOVOS to check out their latest hi-end cosplay offerings. Click through for the full gallery!

Closeup Image Of New Disney Droid Factory Protocol Droid Parts

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2017 at 10:31 PM ET |

JTA friend Nick R. sends us an image of the new Protocol Droid Factory parts from Disney's Galactic Nights! Check it out!

SWCO 2017: Gentle Giant Booth Gallery

Posted by Chuck | April 14, 2017 at 10:21 PM ET |

Gentle Giant has been a hot stopping point for folks trying to pick up their exclusives. Check out their full display in our Gentle Giant booth gallery.

SWCO 2017: Rancho Obi-Wan - A Trip Down Memory Lane...

Posted by Chuck | April 14, 2017 at 10:13 PM ET |

Rancho Obi-Wan had an amazing display again this Celebration, capped off by a 1970's bedroom mockup that would make any Star Wars collector from yesteryear nostalgic. Don't take my word for it, check out our full gallery after the jump!

Official The Last Jedi Poster Revealed: Your Thoughts?

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2017 at 10:09 PM ET |

The official The Last Jedi official poster has been revealed. Discuss.

JTA reader and friend STeve U. sends us news that his local GameStop store is taking pre-orders for a The Black Series 6" Battlefront PIlot. Sounds intriguing.

UPDATE: TBS6 Grand Admiral Thrawn Revealed

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2017 at 08:01 PM ET |

In case you missed our Facebook post hours ago, Hasbro revealed TBS6 Grand Admiral Thrawn. Check it out on our Facebook page.

FlashBack Review: Republic Fighter Tank - SW [Y/AOTC] - Class II

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2017 at 04:40 PM ET |

Republic Fighter Tank

  • Collectible: Republic Fighter Tank
  • Collection: Star Wars [Yoda/Attack Of The Clones]
  • Category: Class II
  • Review Sequence: #1397
  • Original Publication Date: March 20, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,645th most visited review
  • Score: 1.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2013

The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer - Discuss Now!

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2017 at 12:44 PM ET |

The Last Jedi teaser trailer has been released by the official site. Discuss NOW!

UPDATE: TRU TBS6 Commander Gree Loose Images (+ NEW Scoop!)

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2017 at 08:37 AM ET |

Check out loose photos of TBS6 Commander Gree in our Facebook gallery. We also have some scoop. We couldn't help but notice that Gree's helmet coloring was off. Hasbro originally presented Lucasfilm LTD. with the correct silver detail as seen in the film. Interestingly, Lucasfilm LTD. asked Hasbro to change it to white. They also asked for revisions on the placement of scratches and battle-damage.

Toys R Us Exclusive TBS6 Commander Gree Official Images

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2017 at 06:23 AM ET |

There just isn't enough time in the day when you're "on location" at a huge event like Celebration Orlando. In case you haven't seen the nice press images yet of the Toys R Us Commander Gree, here they finally are.

    

It's the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. So let's look at one of the products made for this astounding landmark: the Legacy Pack (Special Edition Darth Vader). See how much we love this figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet..

Legacy Pack (Special Edition Darth Vader)

SWCO 2017: Convention Day 1 Gallery

Posted by Chuck | April 13, 2017 at 10:52 PM ET |

Our last major gallery for the first day features a look around the convention center, cosplay, and just a little bit of everything Star Wars! Get the full gallery after the jump!

SWCO 2017: The Rebel Legion Booth Gallery

Posted by Chuck | April 13, 2017 at 10:44 PM ET |

The Rebel Legion booth was full of amazing props as usual! It was also home to JTA's little corner at the convention, as well as our friends across the pond Jedi News! Click through for a look at their set-up!

Lando Calrissian is our last 3.75 inch Visual Guide update for now. We hope everyone enjoyed the first day of Star Wars Celebration, whether you are attending or living vicariously through everyone's coverage. Click below for a look at this The Vintage Collection repack. Also, stop by our review page for additional details and gallery images.

Lando Calrissian - The Black Series [Phase III] - 3.75 Inch Figures

SWCO 2017: Kotobukiya Booth Gallery

Posted by Chuck | April 13, 2017 at 10:34 PM ET |

Once again, Kotobukiya brought the entire First Order with them to their booth! Check it out in our Koto booth gallery!

SWCO 2017: LEGO Booth Gallery

Posted by Chuck | April 13, 2017 at 10:28 PM ET |

LEGO had a big presence on the convention center floor with two huge booths. Click through to check them out!

SWCO 2017: Mattel Booth Gallery

Posted by Chuck | April 13, 2017 at 10:26 PM ET |

Stop by and check out our Mattel booth gallery right here...

An Amazing Gift Received From An Incredible Customizer And Friend

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2017 at 10:24 PM ET |

Longtime JTA reader and very good friend Joshua Makison stopped by our patch and trading card giveaway today and presented me with the most incredible gift I have probably ever received. He customized 2015's TBS [P2] Mosep Bineed to be the character seen way in the background of Return Of The Jedi. I couldn't be more impressed with what he did with that action figure. Thanks Josh. It was amazing meting your face to face. Thank you for overwhelming me with this precious gift, Josh!! By the way, Josh is normal-sized and I am the giant. :) Just think what Hasbro could do with all of their existing tooling. They too could make amazing figures like this for all of us.

   

Good news! The Walmart exclusive Scarif Stormtrooper wave is beginning to hit Washington state. JTA reader Keith S. sends us the news!

GameStop Exclusive R5-D4 Is Shipping!

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2017 at 09:41 PM ET |

Skippy is shipping! We are getting reports left and right that if you pre-ordered R5-D4 online you are likely getting shipment notices!

FlashBack Review: Battle Droid - SW [Y/AOTC] - CW09

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2017 at 09:26 PM ET |

Battle Droid

  • Collectible: Battle Droid (CW09)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Yoda/Attack Of The Clones]
  • Category: The Clone Wars
  • Review Sequence: #1398
  • Original Publication Date: March 21, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,630th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2013

Well, the best thing about Celebration Orlando this far was seeing our "rumor" report confirmed. Disney is ABSOLUTELY killing it with their impressive line of Droid Factory figures. And just as we had reported, Protocol Droids are front and center this year. We can expect up to 77 individual parts this year (fitting, huh?) with an initial shipment of around 40. But that's not all. We will see 3PO-series droids, CZ-series droids, RA-7 droids and characters from across the Star Wars saga including The Clone Wars. But that STILL isn't all. Astromech droids will continue as well with another D23 astromech, a new glow-in-the-dark Halloween astromech, a Christmas droid R3-H17, and a Droid Factory version of BB-8. But that's STILL not all. Disney teased a 3.75" scaled Sandcrawler with an exclusive Power Droid. Who cares about 3.75" collectors? Who does? Yup, you got it. Not that other company. Click HERE to see images on our Facebook page.

BREAKING NEWS! TBS6 Commander Gree Announced!

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2017 at 01:34 PM ET |

BREAKING NEWS! Hasbro reveals The Black Series 6" Commander Gree figure at the Toys R Us panel! See the images onnour Facebook page!

SWCO 2017: New Forces Of Destiny Figures Revealed At Hasbro Booth

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2017 at 10:39 AM ET |

Hasbro just placed new Forces of Destiny figures in their booth including Luke Skywalker and Yoda as well as Princess Leia Organa (Combat Poncho) and a flocked Wicket. Chck out the gallery on our Facebook page and be sure to check for updates there first throughout the day.

We Will Forever Be Reminded Of This Terrible Visage

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2017 at 06:22 AM ET |

I couldn't leave the Hasbro booth without grabbing a shot of the Princess Leia image from the TBS6 [SW40] card back blown up hugely. The detail on how terrible the first head sculpt is was exacerbated by looking at it in a large size. It was just too striking to not snap a shot of it. No, no high def.... ehhh,... because of the camera....

Disney and Hasbro announce a new figure line that celebrates iconic heroes from a galaxy far, far away. Click through for more!

Review: Sith Infiltrator - TAC - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2017 at 12:15 AM ET |

We finish up our marathon on the vehicles from the 30 (77-07) line with Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator. 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..

Sith Infiltrator

SWCO 2017: Sneak Peek Hasbro Gallery Updated

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2017 at 09:34 PM ET |

We added a ton more pictures in our Celebration Orlando Hasbro gallery on Facebook! Check them out!

JTA reader and good friend Mario M. has gotten his hands on the new Disney Droid Factory Protocol Droid arm part. The great is news is that is comes with ball-jointed elbows AND swivel wrists, just like the original Hasbro Build A Droid parts. Of special note, this new Disney Droid Factory part interacts beautifully with existing Hasbro droids. See images for more. Expect minimally 77 new Droid Factory parts to become available this Friday at a special Disney party and then they'll have general public availability at the theme parks beginning Saturday (at least what we were told). Good stuff indeed (and a BIG win for 3.75" SA collectors)!!

    
  

TBS6 AT-AT Driver Added To Hasbro Toy Shop's eBay Store

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2017 at 09:03 PM ET |

Hasbro Toy Shop has added the TBS6 AT-AT Driver to their eBay store. Special thanks to JTA reader Eddie A. for the alert!

Battle Test: A Nissan 360-Degree Virtual Reality Experience

Posted by Chuck | April 12, 2017 at 05:37 PM ET |

The Nissan 360-Degree Virtual Reality Experience places you in the center of a simulated battlefield from ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ where you’ll be able to experience the Rogue SUV’s Intelligent Safety Shield technologies from every direction! Visit NissanUSA.com to experience this simulation.

FlashBack Review: Clone Commander Cody - SW [Y/AOTC] - CW07

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2017 at 05:36 PM ET |

Clone Commander Cody

  • Collectible: Clone Commander Cody (CW07)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Yoda/Attack Of The Clones]
  • Category: The Clone Wars
  • Review Sequence: #1390
  • Original Publication Date: March 13, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,110th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2013

Tonight we continue our look at The Black Series [Phase III] Wave 5 of the Walmart exclusive 3.75 inch figures. Up next is Ahsoka Tano. Click below to check out the Visual Guide for this figure. Click here for the full review of this figure.

Ahsoka Tano - The Black Series [Phase III] - 3.75 Inch Figures

SWCO 2017: Hasbro Booth Set Up Sneak Peek Images

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2017 at 02:42 PM ET |

We managed to capture some exclusive images of the Hasbro Booth as they started to set up for Celebration Orlando. We have additional images that cannot be shown until tomorrow, so be sure to check back too!

          
          

SWCO 2017: Convention Center Floor Sneak Preview Gallery

Posted by Chuck | April 12, 2017 at 02:31 PM ET |

We've been roaming around the SWCO convention center checking things out. Stop by our sneak-peak gallery to see some of the set-up in action. For easy uploading we will be making quick Facebook galleries so keep an eye on our Facebook page for new galleries as we add them. We'll add 'official' links and posts on our front page each day as well.

Just As Expected, Luke Skywalker And Landspeeder Revealed

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2017 at 10:46 AM ET |

It's official folks. The TBS6 Luke Skywalker and Landspeeder has been confirmed by Yahoo.com. Expect another OT reveal soon!

It's A ONE-OF-A-KIND Error Thanks To Theft!

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2017 at 08:41 AM ET |

I am in Florida so I am cranky. And when I am cranky I am extra sarcastic. But I can't think of a better reason why some newbie collectors should just close their mouths and learn from the longtime collectors when I see eBay auctions like this. Be sure to read the description. Simply put: dude – you were scammed. Don't pass the scam on.... figures from 1997 just don't magically appear in new Hasbro products 20 years later.

What To Expect At GameStop This Week

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2017 at 08:30 AM ET |

JTA reader Braden H. has a friend who works at Gamestop and sent him some images of the display and figures being sold on Thursday (in case you haven't seen them yet). Also looks like Gamestop stores are receiving only 2 R5-D4 figures according to this kicker display.

   
  

Battlefront II Trailer Shows Up Online

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2017 at 08:16 AM ET |

Check out the Battlefront II trailer that has leaked online. Special thanks to JTA reader Richard F. for the alert.

CO Exclusive TBS6 Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) Arrives

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2017 at 08:10 AM ET |

JTA reader and friend STeve U. sends us an image that is floating around online that show confirmation that the CO exclusive TBS6 Luke Skywalker X-wing Fighter Pilot figure has arrived. It looks like there will be plenty of these folks.

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi's Starfighter - TAC - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2017 at 01:06 AM ET |

We are continuing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars in our own little way by checking out vehicles from the 30 (77-07) line. Now let's check out Obi-Wan Kenobi's Starfighter. 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..

Obi-Wan Kenobi's Starfighter

We are taking a look at The Black Series [Phase III] Wave 5 of the Walmart exclusive 3.75 inch figures with our next run of Visual Guide updates, a collection of repacked The Vintage Collection figures. First up is Admiral Ackbar. Click below for our full guide page. You can also check out this entry in our review database.

Admiral Ackbar - The Black Series [Phase III] - 3.75 Inch Figures

Disney Parks Officially Reveals New Droid Factory Products!

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2017 at 05:15 PM ET |

The Disney Parks blog officially announces new Droid Factory figures which have been leaked for months. Check out the official announcement. Special thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for the alert! (Be sure to check out that awesome TVC inspired packaging for Artoo-Detoo and See-Threepio!)

An Image That Will Likely Invoke Some Sort Of Pain

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2017 at 02:49 PM ET |

Physical pain? Emotional distress? Mental anguish? There is no better caption for this image than "Salt in the wound." See what JTA reader Frank R. found at his local Walmart. Warning, the image is not suitable for all viewers.

FlashBack Review: Captain Rex - SW [Y/AOTC] - CW04

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2017 at 01:49 PM ET |

Captain Rex

  • Collectible: Captain Rex (CW04)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Yoda/Attack Of The Clones]
  • Category: The Clone Wars
  • Review Sequence: #1388
  • Original Publication Date: March 11, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 727th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2013

Everyone Needs To Be Here April 15th at 6:30 PM ET - Not Kidding!

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2017 at 11:29 AM ET |

We can't reveal ANYTHING yet so don't ask, but PLEASE be here April 15th at 6:30 PM for an important announcement. (Seriously, put it on your calendars.) Something pretty awesome will be revealed that will include all who love this hobby.

BREAKING NEWS! TBS6 Rey And Speeder Revealed!

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2017 at 10:38 AM ET |

A new The Black Series 6" vehicle has been confirmed, although it was teased somewhere else. (Wink, wink.) The set is $60 and includes an all-new Rey figure. Now we just need that OT reveal and we'll be all set. Check out full details at io9.com!

Hurry! TBS6 Snowtrooper On Lightning Deal!

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2017 at 09:31 AM ET |

Hurry! Get The Black Series 6" Snowtrooper on Lightning Deal on Amazon! Cheap!

UPDATE: Wow, that was lightning fast. Gone!

Be Sure To Check Out Dorkside Toys' Booth At Celebration Orlando!

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2017 at 08:35 AM ET |

If you're attending Celebration Orlando, be sure to check out JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys at SW Celebration booth 1434. They have the latest TBS6 Darth Revan wave in addition to the 40th Anniversary 6" figures. They also have Force F/X lightsabers, The Black Series Stormtrooper helmets and The Vintage Collection 3.75" figures. And they even have exclusive Funko POP! Make Dorkside Toys one of your stops!

Hot Toys Jyn Erso (Imperial Disguise) Revealed

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2017 at 08:17 AM ET |

Hot Toys reveals the exclusive Jyn Erso (Imperial Disguise) one-sixth scale figure.

StarWars.com posts official details on the Celebration Orlando Hasbro exclusive: Luke Skywalker (X-wing FIghter Pilot 6": figure. Click through for details.

The Black Series Subscription Now Comes To Spain

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2017 at 08:03 AM ET |

That interesting The Black Series subscription that infamously made its debut in Italy is now coming to Spain. JTA reader PackoM sends us the details. Click through for more.

Review: Anakin Skywalker's Jedi Starfighter - TAC - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | April 11, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

We are continuing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars in our own little way by checking out vehicles from the 30 (77-07) line. Now let's check out Anakin Skywalker's Jedi Starfighter. 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..

Anakin Skywalker's Jedi Starfighter

The Star Wars Celebration Collecting Track released today the full line of this Celebration's Star Tot line-up. Click here to have a look at all 20 of these cool little (free) collectibles! All you have to do is attend a Collecting Panel to get a free Star Tot.

Visual Guide Update - Kylo Ren (Unmasked) (26) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | April 10, 2017 at 08:01 PM ET |

Our next Visual Guide update features the repacked Kylo Ren (Unmasked) from TBS [Phase III] Wave 7. Click below for a closer look. You can also read our full review of this figure right here.

Kylo Ren (Unmasked) - The Black Series [Phase III] - Six Inch Figures

FlashBack Review: Anakin Skywalker - SW [Y/AOTC] - CW03

Posted by Paul | April 10, 2017 at 03:17 PM ET |

Anakin Skywalker

  • Collectible: Anakin Skywalker (CW03)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Yoda/Attack Of The Clones]
  • Category: The Clone Wars
  • Review Sequence: #1387
  • Original Publication Date: March 10, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 686th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2013

UPDATE: The Last Jedi Trailer Announcement On GMA Tomorrow?

Posted by Paul | April 10, 2017 at 09:13 AM ET |

JTA reader Richard F. just saw a television commercial for Good Morning America moments ago where they said that they would be sharing a The Last Jedi trailer announcement. We're not entirely sure what that means, but GMA did state that it is an announcement forty years in the making. You may want to set your DVRs.

UPDATE: The original TV commercial has made its way to YouTube already! It's not really trailer related. See it for yourself!

I don't know how else to respond to this image except for the very trite "LOL!" What the heck is going on anymore? Special thanks to friend Steve U. for sending this image in so we could share.

EDIT: Apparently the street date for these is March 1st. I wouldn't know since my stores haven't received anything beyond the TFA desert assortment. Thanks to those who clarified this for me.

Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter - TAC - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | April 10, 2017 at 12:40 AM ET |

We are continuing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars in our own little way by checking out vehicles from the 30 (77-07) line. Now let's check out Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter. 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..

Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter

Same Product + New 40th Packaging = Guaranteed Sell, Right?

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2017 at 10:41 PM ET |

40th anniversary EVERYWHERE! JTA reader James F. sends us a couple images from his local HEB grocery store where he found repacked Hot Wheels vehicles in new 40th anniversary packaging. I see a trend with licensees. How about you?

    

Visual Guide Update - Darth Vader's Sith Starfighter - TAC

Posted by Chuck | April 09, 2017 at 04:56 PM ET |

Darth Vader's Sith Starfighter is our latest addition to our 30 (77-07) Visual Guide. Click below for the fully detailed guide page. You can also check out our full review of this vehicle right here.

Darth Vader's Sith Starfighter - TAC - Vehicle

FlashBack Review: R2-D2 - SW [Y/AOTC] - CW05

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2017 at 03:28 PM ET |

R2-D2

  • Collectible: R2-D2 (CW05)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Yoda/Attack Of The Clones]
  • Category: The Clone Wars
  • Review Sequence: #1386
  • Original Publication Date: March 9, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,597th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2013

Jedi Temple Archives Celebration Orlando Giveaway Schedule

Posted by Chuck | April 09, 2017 at 01:58 PM ET |

We are just days away from the biggest Star Wars party of the year! JTA has finalized their schedule. Want to know where and when we will be? Click through for our full giveaway/meet-and-greet schedule for all four days...

Star Wars Rebels Review - Zero Hour (S03E21-E22)

Posted by Mike_Taber | April 09, 2017 at 01:19 PM ET |

Thrawn finally went on the offensive in the supersized season finale of Star Wars Rebels. Click through for the full review!  

Review: Darth Vader’s Sith Starfighter - TAC - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2017 at 08:21 AM ET |

We are continuing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars in our own little way by checking out vehicles from the 30 (77-07) line. Now let's check out Darth Vader’s Sith Starfighter. 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..

Darth Vader’s Sith Starfighter

Is It Too Risky To Even Ask If Things Could Get Worse At Retail?

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2017 at 08:16 AM ET |

Because we don't want that question to make it worse. This isn't doom and gloom and this isn't hysteria. I will even concede it's anecdotal.... in EVERY last store I visit in multiple states. But it's my observation and I am presenting it. I honestly have never seen the Star Wars toy line in a worse state than I do now. (more....)

    

A Rare Vintage Bib Fortuna For $38,000

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2017 at 07:55 AM ET |

If you have an extra $38K, how about considering dropping it on a super-rare white-caped vintage Bib Fortuna figure on a Walrus Man card back? Check out this super-awesome eBay auction.

New Star Wars Hasbro Merchandise Arriving In Spain

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2017 at 07:51 AM ET |

JTA reader PackoM from Spain sends us an exciting store report. The 40th anniversary 6" figures and Jedha Revolt four-pack have hit his country.

    

New Disney Elite Series.... Zzzzzzzzzz.... Found At Disney Store

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2017 at 07:43 AM ET |

Disney Store is still making these things. And if they are making these things are they really making more "First Order" stuff? Disney, TFA is so 2015. Stop making shelf-warmers. JTA reader Augustin G. sends us a report of new Disney Elite Series figures arriving at retail. Click through for more.

    

Wave 1 Is Never The Problem; Wave 2 Is!

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2017 at 07:37 AM ET |

The headline may be ironic, but do we have reason to worry about having difficulty finding wave 2 because of wave 1? We're getting steady reports of readers finding the Legacy Pack and TBS6 [SW40] figures at their local TARGET stores. The question is will we see wave 2? Special thanks to JTA reader cress for the image.

Are You Still Seeing Finn Issues In Your Area?

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2017 at 07:32 AM ET |

Not even for $2. Do you still see Finn problems like this in your area? They're sadly still all over the Philly area.

She's BACK! Get Her Before She's Gone Again!

Posted by Paul | April 08, 2017 at 06:38 PM ET |

She's BACK! For how long who knows. If you still need this awesome figure, you have another chance!

Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT 47% Off + FREE Shipping On Amazon!

Posted by Paul | April 08, 2017 at 06:18 PM ET |

Wo! The Imperial AT-ACT is down to $159.98 on Amazon,com! Special thanks to JTA reader Bob H. for the alert!

Sneak Peek! Legacy Pack Special Edition Darth Vader Is INCREDIBLE

Posted by Paul | April 08, 2017 at 06:09 PM ET |

With all that Hasbro has done wrong this year so far, they sure did something right by Darth Vader. This new and incredibly improved TBS6 Darth Vader based on his appearance from A New Hope is beyond what we ever expected. It may be responsible for dragging more people into the line. It's a perfect 10. Too bad you have to pay double the price for it right now as it's currently only available in the Legacy Pack. The Legacy Pack display stand and packaging likely won't be understood by most current 6" collectors, so it was kind of pointless to include Vader. Anyway, the review is coming soon, but check out the photos and notes now! Special thanks to new local collector friend Cameron for hooking me up with this set last minute!

The repacked TBS6 Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) figure is our next Visual Guide update. Click below to have a look at this figure, and read our full review for additional information.

Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) - The Black Series [Phase III] - Six Inch Figures

FlashBack Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi - SW [Y/AOTC] - CW01

Posted by Paul | April 08, 2017 at 04:46 PM ET |

Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • Collectible: Obi-Wan Kenobi (CW01)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Yoda/Attack Of The Clones]
  • Category: The Clone Wars
  • Review Sequence: #1385
  • Original Publication Date: March 8, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 942nd most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2013

She's Got Princess Leia's Eyes....

Posted by Paul | April 08, 2017 at 01:23 PM ET |

JTA reader Michael F. has just received new stock of the Walmart exclusive 3.75" Captain Phasma wave. In it were Princess Leia Organa figures (of course) but with incredibly enhanced eye deco. She no longer looks like Joan Crawford. Check it out!

Review: TIE Fighter - TAC - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | April 08, 2017 at 12:05 AM ET |

We are continuing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars in our own little way by checking out vehicles from the 30 (77-07) line. Now let's check out the TIE Fighter. This one is based on the vintage Kenner toy, not the actual vehicle itself. 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..

TIE Fighter

Rey (Starkiller Base) is the second Kmart exclusive The Force Awakens TBS6 [Phase III] figure to be offered. Click below to see this latest addition to our Visual Guides. You can also catch up on this review in our review database right here.

Rey (Starkiller Base) - The Black Series [Phase III] - Six Inch Figures

FlashBack Review: 501st Legion Clone Trooper - SW [Y/AOTC] - CW06

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2017 at 08:21 PM ET |

501st Legion Clone Trooper

  • Collectible: 501st Legion Clone Trooper (CW06)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Yoda/Attack Of The Clones]
  • Category: The Clone Wars
  • Review Sequence: #1384
  • Original Publication Date: March 7, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 264th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2013

tunghori Restocks The Vintage Collection's Aayla Secura Again!

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2017 at 06:31 PM ET |

Hurry for the third time! tunghori has The Vintage Collection Aayla Secura back in stock for only $9.99!

Sideshow Collectibles has two new pre-orders that are sure to set you back a penny or two! Check out the Boba Fett and the Chewbacca Premium Format Figures...

    

Found! GameStop Exclusive R5-D4 Located!

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2017 at 12:54 PM ET |

JTA reader Dakota M. has found the Gamestop Exclusive TBS6 [SW40] R5-D4 figure at his local Think Geek store (from a pre-order). It looks like they're beginning to arrive folks!

You Got Wave 1 Via The Backdoor, But How About That Revan Wave?

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2017 at 08:32 AM ET |

Remember when I got crucified for posting this Op-ed piece? I just wanted to know how the MANY critics of it are making out finding all those TBS6 Darth Revan cases at Big Box retail? How is that working out for you? Trolling to commence in three... two... one.... In all seriousness, I don't discount this is a multifaceted issue, but that scanning abuse certainly DID NOT ameliorate anything for distribution. #betterthanascalpergettingit

Review: V-wing Starfighter - TAC - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2017 at 12:45 AM ET |

We are continuing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars in our own little way by checking out vehicles from the 30 (77-07) line. Let's continue with the 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

Found! 3.75" collectors have something to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars with now! JTA reader and friend Steve U. has a friend in the Midwest who found The Black Series [Phase III] 3.75" die-cast metal figures at his local Think Geek store. You're going to want to buy two of these at the low, low MSRP of $16.99! If simply articulated slop metal (hey, that's what the Asians call it, not me) costs $16.99, it's likely we'll never see a super-articulated 3.75" figure at an affordable cost ever again. Sigh. These will be under $5 in no time.

Anna Chase Interview: She Helped Design TBS6 Rogue One Figures

Posted by Paul | April 06, 2017 at 08:18 PM ET |

Worcester Polytechnic Institute has a fascinating article featuring Anna Chase who helped design The Black Series [Phase III] Rogue One characters. Be sure to check it out! Special thanks to JTA reader Tony F. for the alert!

Visual Guide Update - Anakin Skywalker's Starfighter - TAC

Posted by Chuck | April 06, 2017 at 08:15 PM ET |

Our 30 (77-07) Visual Guide updates continue with the addition of Anakin Skywalker's Starfighter. Click below for a detailed look at this vehicle, and check out our full review for an additional full gallery and specifications.

Anakin Skywalker's Starfighter - TAC - Vehicle

Billy Dee Williams Turns 80 Years Old Today!

Posted by Paul | April 06, 2017 at 03:33 PM ET |

Happy 80th birthday to the one and only Billy Dee Williams!

The Vintage Collection Aayla Secura Is BACK!

Posted by Paul | April 06, 2017 at 03:16 PM ET |

Hurry! She's back and going super-fast once again! tunghori has The Vintage Collection Aayla Secura in stock for only $9.99! Special thanks to JTA reader Mahn-Thai for the alert!

AT-RT Walker With ARF Trooper

  • Collectible: AT-RT Walker With ARF Trooper
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
  • Category: Walmart Exclusive
  • Review Sequence: #933
  • Original Publication Date: December 12, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 1,006th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2011

JTA sponsor NJ Toys And Collectibles is reporting that they're expecting to see a few 40th anniversary figures showing up in June. It's unknown at this moment if they mean the red/black boxed figures(probably since Lando Calrissian is referenced) or the actual 40th anniversary "vintage" packaging. Check out more on their site! It's also likely that so far these two characters have been made available in solid case packs which is why these two were singled out. Come on ERG - SOLID CASE PACKS!

New Hasbro Toy Shop PROMO CODE For 20% Off

Posted by Paul | April 06, 2017 at 09:04 AM ET |

Use promo code ROGUEONE17 to get 20% off Rogue One products at HasbroToyShop.com.

Walmart Exclusive Original Trilogy Wave Up For Pre-order At RK

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

Robot Kingdom has put up the next wave of Walmart exclusive 3.75" figure with an expected ship date of May 1st. Special thanks to JediRebel71 for the alert!

Review: Anakin Skywalker's Starfighter - TAC - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | April 06, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

We are continuing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars in our own little way by checking out vehicles from the 30 (77-07) line. Let's continue with Anakin Skywalker's 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..

Anakin Skywalker's Starfighter

We're adding another Visual Guide to our Star Wars [TPM 3D] guide page. Click below to check out Cad Bane (CW4). Make sure to also stop by and read our review listed here.

Cad Bane (CW4) - SW [TPM 3D] - The Clone Wars

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | April 05, 2017 at 07:37 PM ET |

Check out the latest arrivals at Big Bad Toy Store in this week's newsletter...

Big Bad Toy Store

TVC Aayla Secura IN STOCK Loose On eBay!!!

Posted by Paul | April 05, 2017 at 06:00 PM ET |

Hurry! They're going super-fast! tunghori has The Vintage Collection Aayla Secura in stock for only $9.99! Special thanks to JTA reader Mahn-Thai for the alert!

BARC Speeder With Clone Trooper Buzz

  • Collectible: BARC Speeder Bike With Clone Trooper Buzz
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
  • Category: Class I Vehicles
  • Review Sequence: #932
  • Original Publication Date: December 11, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 951st most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2011

Jedi Temple Archives is thrilled to team up with Nissan and the Nissan Rogue Star Wars: Rogue One Limited Edition vehicle. Look for the Nissan booth (#3628) at Star Wars: Celebration this year! Once these Nissan Rogues are gone, THEY’RE GONE.

Review: Hailfire Droid - TAC - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | April 05, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

We are continuing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars in our own little way by checking out vehicles from the 30 (77-07) line. Let's continue with the Hailfire Droid. It's the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet..

Hailfire Droid

Visual Guide Update - Saesee Tiin's Jedi Starfighter - TAC

Posted by Chuck | April 04, 2017 at 09:11 PM ET |

Here's a look at our latest Visual Guide from the 30 (77-07) line, Saesee Tiin's Jedi Starfighter. Click below for a complete look at this vehicle. You can also check this out in our review database right here.

Saesee Tiin's Jedi Starfighter - TAC - Vehicle

Freeco Speeder With Clone Trooper

  • Collectible: Freeco Speeder With Clone Trooper
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
  • Category: Class I Vehicles
  • Review Sequence: #567
  • Original Publication Date: December 11, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 1,082nd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars Celebration attendees will have the chance to enter a raffle to purchase a special-edition LEGO Star Wars set inspired by the Detention Block AA-23 from the original 1977 film! A Star Wars Celebration exclusive, the set includes Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguises ready to infiltrate the Death Star and rescue Princess Leia.

The opportunity to purchase this exclusive set is being raffled off on the Star Wars Celebration website prior to the event for attendees only, beginning now through 12:01AM EST on Thursday, April 6th. All winners will be randomly selected to purchase the exclusive onsite at the LEGO booth next week, and will be notified by April 7th.

Here’s where attendees can enter the raffle to purchase the set— http://www.starwarscelebration.com/Events/LEGO-lottery/


Review: Saesee Tiin's Jedi Starfighter - TAC - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2017 at 12:10 AM ET |

We are continuing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars in our own little way by checking out vehicles from the 30 (77-07) line. Let's continue with Saesee Tiin’s Jedi 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..

Saesee Tiin’s Jedi Starfighter

Canadians: Legacy Pack IN STOCK At ToysRUs.ca

Posted by Paul | April 03, 2017 at 08:33 PM ET |

For our Canadian readers, the Legacy Pack is IN STOCK at ToysRUs.ca for $74.99. Yikes. Thanks to JTA reader Steve H. for the news.

We're following up today's review with a look at the Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1 Starfighter Visual Guide. Click below to check out our full Visual Guide page.

Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1 Starfighter - TAC - Vehicle

Two New PGM Exclusives From Gentle Giant Ltd.

Posted by Paul | April 03, 2017 at 05:51 PM ET |

Gentle Giant LTD. has revealed two awesome exclusive for Premier Guild Members. Check it out!

AT-RT With ARF Trooper Boil

  • Collectible: AT-RT With ARF Trooper Boil
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
  • Category: Class I Vehicles
  • Review Sequence: #540
  • Original Publication Date: November 14, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 812th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise) Pre-Order

Posted by Chuck | April 03, 2017 at 04:36 PM ET |

The Hot Toys Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise) is now available for pre-order via Sideshow Collectibles. Click here for the pre-order page.

Jedha Revolt Four-Pack ON SALE At BestBuy.com

Posted by Paul | April 03, 2017 at 02:12 PM ET |

If you're interested in saving some money on the Jedha Revolt four-pack, BestBuy.com has it IN STOCK for $5 off. Special thanks to JTA reader thankfulone for the alert!

Imperial AT-ACT Driver IN STOCK At TARGET.com!

Posted by Paul | April 03, 2017 at 11:08 AM ET |

TARGET.com has the Imperial AT-ACT Driver in stock and ready to ship! Special thanks to friend Steve U. for the alert!

Review: Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1 Starfighter - TAC - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | April 03, 2017 at 12:35 AM ET |

We are continuing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars in our own little way by checking out vehicles from the 30 (77-07) line. Let's continue with Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced x1 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..

Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced x1 Starfighter

The second set from The Clone Wars episode Ambush features Yoda & Clone Trooper Jek. This is today's addition to our Visual Guide archives. Click below for the full guide page, and also check out our full review.

Yoda & Clone Trooper Jek - The Clone Wars [Red] - Screen Scenes

Mandalorian Speeder With Mandalorian Warrior

  • Collectible: Mandalorian Speeder With Mandalorian Warrior
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
  • Category: Class I Vehicles
  • Review Sequence: #487
  • Original Publication Date: September 22, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 812th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

Review: Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter - TAC - Vehicle

Posted by Paul | April 02, 2017 at 12:15 AM ET |

We are continuing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars in our own little way by checking out vehicles from the 30 (77-07) line. Let's continue with Mace Windu’s Jedi 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..

Mace Windu’s Jedi Starfighter

It's looking more and more like we won't be seeing the same type of Finn pileups this Force Friday that we sadly still see today from The Force Awakens. While we can't reveal full details, we can say that assortments are looking very differently than in past years. Keep in mind that this should be considered a rumor until fully revealed officially.

Pirate Speeder Bike With Cad Bane

  • Collectible: Pirate Speeder Bike With Cad Bane
  • Collection: The Clone Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side]
  • Category: Class I Vehicles
  • Review Sequence: #447
  • Original Publication Date: August 13, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 965th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2010

TARGET Exclusive Imperial AT-ACT Driver Variation

Posted by Paul | April 01, 2017 at 04:37 PM ET |

There is another variant. The TARGET exclusive Imperial AT-ACT Driver comes with and without the red insignia on its chest plate. Special thanks to JTA reader Michael M. for providing us with the proof. He was able to secure both variants: one from his local TARGET and the other from eBay.

Let's take look at the two pack set from the episode Ambush from The Clone Wars [Red] line, featuring Lieutenant Thire & Clone Trooper Rys. Click below for a detailed look at our Visual Guide, and make sure to check our review database for our full review.

Lieutenant Thire & Clone Trooper Rys - The Clone Wars [Red] - Screen Scenes

TBS [SW40] Legacy Pack With Darth Vader Found At TARGET

Posted by Paul | April 01, 2017 at 10:59 AM ET |

It's ridiculous the lack of communication we receive with regards to the Hasbro line. Apparently today is the official release day of the Legacy Pack with Darth Vader. JTA reader Christopher L. has found them at his local TARGET. They're out there folks! Use DPCI 087-06-7986 to find yours.

Sponsor Announcement: Brian's Toys

Posted by Chuck | April 01, 2017 at 10:07 AM ET |

Check out Brian's Toys for a 15% off coupong code. Also just arrived: Helmets & Rogue One figure wave set. Get all the details in their latest newsletter...

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise) (MMS418)

Posted by Chuck | April 01, 2017 at 09:37 AM ET |

Hot Toys revealed their Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise) 1/6 scale figure today. Get all the details after the jump...

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