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FlashBack Review: Concept Stormtrooper - TAC - 30 09

Posted by Paul | May 31, 2017 at 05:09 PM ET |

Concept Stormtrooper (Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series)

  • Collectible: Concept Stormtrooper (Ralph McQuarrie Signature Series) (30 09)
  • Collection: 30 (77-07)
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #576
  • Original Publication Date: December 20, 2010
  • Current Ranking: 743rd most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2007

The Black Series Obi-Wan Kenobi Lightsaber Hits eBay

Posted by Paul | May 31, 2017 at 05:00 PM ET |

Do you want to be one of the first few people to own The Black Series Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber? There are a few on eBay for a lot of money. Special thanks to JTA reader Richard F. for the alert!

UPDATE: Cheaper one can be found HERE if you're interested.

See why there is no debate on why you need the Darth Vader (Lord Of The Sith) Premium Format Figure. We graciously thank Sideshow Collectibles for providing our review sample. 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 (Lord Of The Sith)

In A Nancy Kerrigan Type Of Voice.... "Why, Why, Why?"

Posted by Paul | May 31, 2017 at 07:42 AM ET |

Why would anyone think that he could get this price for these two ultra rare figures? Or will he actually get it and perhaps more? Hasbro hinted that they'd consider re-releasing these two figure's in TVC's prime, we wonder if it's a possibility sometime in 2018 or beyond.... Special thanks to Sjefke for the disconcerting reminder.

We are receiving a significant amount of reports that those who pre-ordered wave 11 singles at GameStop are receiving notifications that the figures are now ready for pickup. Did you pre-order your figures here? Could this be a new reliable way to pre-order single figures going forward? Now if they could just figure out how to work this into an online pre-order it would be sublime. This may be the future folks because retail is screwing over the Star Wars action figure line and it should be at its prime. Special thanks to Alex G. and Colin for details on this report!

Wow! Hasbro Toy Shop's eBay store has added the Jawa and the Death Squad Commander for $19.99 and FREE shipping! Hurry if you want them! Special thanks to JTA reader Ginji A. for the alert!

    

UPDATE: These figures continue to toggle in and out of stock. Keep checking!

Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper [Version 2]

  • Collectible: Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper [Version 2]
  • Collection: Revenge Of The Sith
  • Category: Evolutions
  • Review Sequence: #1140
  • Original Publication Date: July 6, 2012
  • Current Ranking: 494th most visited review
  • Score: 4.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2005

Imagine Waiting Six Months For A Crushed Darth Revan Figure!

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2017 at 01:55 PM ET |

We really don't mean to laugh at something as deflating as this, but the whole Star Wars collecting thing is just a complete disaster right now. Please Hasbro. Let The Vintage Collection save what's left of it. (i.e. follow the 2010-2012 way of thinking about the basic figure line and get those figures out there en masse). Let's recap things, shall we? Darth Revan becomes the most sought after TBS6 figure. Hasbro chooses other characters from the wave to release in solid case packs BEFORE Darth Revan. Darth Revan supply eventually becomes more plentiful after a grueling six month wait after its intended release date. Excited collectors wait for Darth Revan figures to arrive from Amazon. These figures arrive like they've been through a car crusher compactor right before arriving at doorsteps. Something has got to give. Special thanks to JTA reader Tpodielsky for sending these images to us as well as providing unintended comic relief. (We are however sorry that these figures came destroyed.)

    

The Black Series [Phase III] Wave 11 Recap

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2017 at 12:42 PM ET |

In case you might have been away during the holiday weekend and missed some of the additions made to our Research Droids Reviews, we have completely reviewed and archived The Black Series [Phase III] wave 11 figures. Check them out if you need to play catch up.

      

Review: Kylo Ren - Premium Format Figure

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2017 at 09:13 AM ET |

The Kylo Ren Premium Format Figure is stunning. Find out why it's something to consider for your collection 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.

Kylo Ren

Are you seeing this at your local brick and mortar stores? I wouldn't know as the Philly area doesn't get Star Wars products anymore and I haven't been on a store run in years. But we have received quite a few emails with concerns that express this is what is happening at stores that are getting new products. I would imagine that most stores haven't even received this yet, but what would I know. Let us know what it looks like in your area. Special thanks to Augstin for the store report! This image is from a Walmart in FL.

"I at one point had to say to Rian, ‘I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character. Now, having said that, I have gotten it off my chest, and my job now is to take what you’ve created and do my best to realize your vision." That's a direct quote from Mark Hamill. He then of course goes on to say how much he respects Rian Johnson after that.... blah, blah, blah. Check out the full article at Vanity Fair HERE.

Hot Toys 1/6 Scale Power Droid

Posted by Chuck | May 29, 2017 at 05:38 PM ET |

This one may have snuck up on us and we missed it, but if you haven't already seen the Hot Toys Power Droid sneak peak on Sideshow's site then click here for the full preview.

What About That Hasbro Announcement For May 25th?

Posted by Paul | May 29, 2017 at 05:28 PM ET |

Hasbro – you said you were waiting for the actual 40th anniversary of Star Wars to make an announcement. That never happened. What was it?

UPDATE: Empire Toys Has TBS6 [P3] Wave 11 IN STOCK

Posted by Paul | May 29, 2017 at 03:43 PM ET |

If anyone is interested in the full Wave 11 case, they are in stock & shipping now at EmpireToyShop.com. They also have pre-orders available for 40th Wave 2, which should be shipping in the next few weeks.

UPDATE: SOLD OUT!

The Emperor (Throne Room)

  • Collectible: The Emperor (Throne Room) (’03 #30)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase III]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1605
  • Original Publication Date: October 14, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,565th most visited review
  • Score: 1.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2003

Review: 501st Legion Trooper - TLC - Saga Legends (SL 16)

Posted by Paul | May 29, 2017 at 08:26 AM ET |

It's time to check out the 501st Legion Trooper from The Legacy Collection Saga Legends line. See this figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.

501st Legion Trooper

Qui-Gon Jinn (40) is the latest The Black Series [Phase III] Six Inch figure addition for our Visual Guide database. Click below for the full guide. Make sure to also read about this figure in our Research Droids Review.

Qui-Gon Jinn (40) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6 Inch Figures

R2-D2 (Jabba’s Sail Barge)

  • Collectible: R2-D2 (Jabba’s Sail Barge) (’04 #05)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase III]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1559
  • Original Publication Date: August 29, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,780th most visited review
  • Score: 2.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2004

HURRY if you still need them or want them. eBayer tunghori lists the Walmart exclusives latest wave of super-articulated 3.75" Star Wars figures! Be sure to check out his other auctions too! Special thanks to JTA reader Manh-Thai N. for the alert!

    
    

Review: Qui-Gon Jinn - TBS6 [P3] - 40

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2017 at 08:31 AM ET |

Back at Toy Fair this year, Hasbro explained that Qui-Gon Jinn would be coming with separately sculpted eyes. Now collectors can see this landmark approach themselves. See this technologically advanced 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.

Qui-Gon Jinn

The Black Series [Phase III] 6" K-2SO Variation Update

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2017 at 07:12 AM ET |

As we first reported, we can confirm that the running change of K-2SO can be found in the latest wave 11 case assortment with the Imperial Royal Guard and Qui-Gon Jinn. You can check out or updated gallery in our Research Droid Reviews right now.

Obsess Much? Incredible Vintage Kenner Luke X-wing Collection

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2017 at 06:20 AM ET |

Check out this incredible vintage Kenner Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) focused collection in Rebelscum's forums. I can relate to this as this was the figure that started it all for me. Special thanks to JTA reader CS E. for drawing our attention to it.

Tonight we're adding the awesome The Black Series [Phase III] Six Inch Imperial Royal Guard (38) to our Visual Guide database. Click below to have a look at this figure, and make sure to check out our complete review as well.

Imperial Royal Guard (38) - The Black Series [Phase III] - 6 Inch Figures

This is easily the best 6" figure to date. The Imperial Royal Guard may have a name not as recognizable as Emperor's Royal Guard, but we are giving the figure perfect score regardless. You're going to want at least a dozen of him. Hasbro knocked this one out of the park. Find out why this is a must-have 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.

Imperial Royal Guard

R1-G4 (Tatooine Transaction)

  • Collectible: R1-G4 (Tatooine Transaction) (’04 #06)
  • Collection: Star Wars [Saga - Phase III]
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1504
  • Original Publication Date: July 5, 2013
  • Current Ranking: 1,440th most visited review
  • Score: 5 holocrons
  • Released: 2004

Walmart Lists Product Pages For TBS6 [SW40] Wave 2

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2017 at 07:31 AM ET |

Walmart has updated their product pages for wave 2. With all the recent store reports, it's likely they'll be in stock soon. Click any of the images below to be taken to that page. Special thanks to JTA reader Michael M. for the news!

    
    

From San Francisco CA to Burlington NJ, it appears wave 2 is really making its way across the USA. Send in your store reports. Special thanks to JTA reader Richard F. for the image below.

What In The World? It's Time To Do Something About This!

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2017 at 07:18 AM ET |

Are you still seeing this at your local stores, in particular Toys R Us? JTA reader Agustin sends us a disconcerting image. Why hasn't Hasbro pulled these, given store credit and/or encouraged stores to blow these out? #hasbropleasehelpus

Multiple Store Reports Coming In For TBS [SW40] Wave 2

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2017 at 07:12 AM ET |

We are getting quite a few store reports that wave 2 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] line is hitting Toys R Us. JTA reader Agustin sends proof.

Walmart Exclusive Interactive R2-D2 As Low As $30

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2017 at 07:06 AM ET |

JTA reader Scot G. writes in to let us know that the Walmart exclusive smart R2-D2 is on clearance for $30 IN stores. Brickseek shows every store in his area has it for that price. It's obviously not worth $100, but definitely a cool piece at $30.

One Reason Why We Stay Off Of Social Media

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2017 at 05:51 AM ET |

Subtweeting while utilizing sentence fragments and being completely unaware of homophones is a great deal more annoying and unprofessional than holding opinions that are different than your own. Oh, and being friendly and conversational to one's face while stabbing the back on Twitter is annoying and unprofessional too.

Visual Guide Update - Chewbacca - The Black Series [SW40]

Posted by Chuck | May 26, 2017 at 06:28 PM ET |

It's time to wrap up Wave 2 of The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Visual Guide updates! Check out our last entry: the mighty Chewbacca. Click below to have a look at this figure. Make sure to also swing by our full review page to see how he differs from his The Black Series [Phase II] release.  

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

FlashBack Review: Jango Fett - POTJ - Sneak Preview

Posted by Paul | May 26, 2017 at 03:36 PM ET |

Jango Fett (Sneak Preview)

  • Collectible: Jango Fett
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Sneak Preview
  • Review Sequence: #1765
  • Original Publication Date: March 23, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 1,790th most visited review
  • Score: 3.5 holocrons
  • Released: 2002

Many Disney Elite Series Figures For $5.99 On Amazon!

Posted by Paul | May 26, 2017 at 02:09 PM ET |

HOLY COW! MANY of the Disney Store die cast Elite Series figures are listed at $5.99 with Prime on Amazon. A lot of them are "Add On" items. If you've been on the fence, it's time to fall to one side or the other. Special thanks to Colin for the alert!

JTA reader and friend Steve U. has written in with a tip. If you still need the Imperial AT-ACT you can get it for $75, but you have to buy 2. GameStop is running a 50% clearance sale (Buy One Get One 50% off). Add two to your cart and watch the magic happen! That's 75% off the ridiculous $299.99 MSRP (if you get two). Click HERE if you're interested!

Review: Chewbacca - TBS [SW40] - Six Inch Figure

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

We have one more 40th anniversary 6" figure to look at: Chewbacca. See this repainted 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.

Chewbacca

Visual Guide Update - Stormtrooper - The Black Series [SW40]

Posted by Chuck | May 25, 2017 at 08:46 PM ET |

Next up for our The Black Series [Star Wars 40] Visual Guide updates is the latest Stormtrooper release. Click below for the full Visual Guide. Make sure to also see what we had to say about this slightly repainted repack in our full review.

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

FlashBack Review: Zutton (Snaggletooth) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2017 at 04:56 PM ET |

Zutton (Snaggletooth)

  • Collectible: Zutton (Snaggletooth)
  • Collection: Power Of The Jedi
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #1760
  • Original Publication Date: March 18, 2014
  • Current Ranking: 1,618th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2001

Happy 40th Anniversary Star Wars: I Am So Thankful For You!

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2017 at 11:38 AM ET |

I have something to say about the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. (more....)


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