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The next two waves of The Empire Strikes Back figures featured on their Return of the Jedi card backs are our next update. Only a select few of these figures made it to the next card back style (POTF), with the rest of them showing up for the very last time on a Vintage card back right here on the Return of the Jedi card back. Click through for the full look at the next 10 figures!

Our next round of card back updates feature a look at the figures from The Empire Strikes Back as they appeared on their Return of the Jedi card backs. Click through for a look at wave 1's ten figures, and stop by our Vintage Visual Guide for a complete look at our Vintage archive!

We round out the remaining Star Wars figures as they appeared on the Return of the Jedi card backs. Click through to check out the 9 remaining figures presented on Return of the Jedi card backs.

Before there were even any Return of the Jedi action figures on the shelves there were Return of the Jedi card backs on the shelves featuring figures from the first two movies. Today's card back update takes a look at the very first Star Wars figures released on Jedi card backs. And, for the first time since the line started, there are two figures that were NOT carried forward from previous lines... Click through to see which figures are missing from the original twelve, and stop by our full Vintage Visual Guide for a complete look at the Vintage collection!

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Card Backs, Part 9: ROTJ Waves 2-3

Posted by Chuck | January 23, 2015 at 10:39 AM EDT |

The next round of Return of the Jedi card back updates feature the remaining two waves of figures, totalling 14 more ROTJ figures. This includes the final two figures, which were the only two figures in the entire Vintage run not released on a U.S. offerless card back. Click through to check out the full run! Make sure to check out our ever-growing Vintage Visual Guide for our complete look at the Vintage figures!

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Card Backs, Part 8: ROTJ Wave 1

Posted by Chuck | January 22, 2015 at 10:27 AM EDT |

We have our next card back update ready, this time featuring the massive first wave from Return of the Jedi featuring 17 new figures! Click through for a look at the full line of wave 1 card backs, and check out our other recent card back updates on our Visual Guides channel. You can also visit our full Vintage Visual Guide at anytime to see our full line-up! Another big thanks to JTA contributor George Telesco for helping us in our goal to create the largest Vintage card back visual reference guide online!

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Card Backs, Part 7: ESB Waves 4-6

Posted by Chuck | December 29, 2014 at 03:30 PM EDT |

The final three waves from The Empire Strikes Back introduced some of the coolest figures from the movie, including rounding out the rest of the bounty hunters! Take a look at the last 9 figures from this series in our latest Vintage card back update! To-date we've added over 75 carded samples to our Vintage Visual Guide, and we are not even half way finished yet! You can revisit all of our updates on our Visual Guides channel, and you can visit our full Vintage Visual Guide at anytime to see our full line-up!

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Card Backs, Part 6: ESB Waves 2-3

Posted by Chuck | December 27, 2014 at 11:28 AM EDT |

Our next Vintage card back update takes a look at wave's 2 and 3 from The Empire Strikes Back, introducing one of the most popular figures from the Vintage line: Yoda. Click through for the full look at these 10 figures on their The Empire Strikes Back cards, and jump over to our Vintage Visual Guide for the rest of our Vintage collection!

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Card Backs, Part 5: ESB Wave 1

Posted by Chuck | December 25, 2014 at 12:02 PM EDT |

It's time to kick off another round of Vintage card back updates, this time focusing on The Empire Strikes Back! Let's take a look at the first wave of 10 figures released in 1980. Get the full look at our new additions after the jump, and (as always) visit our Vintage Visual Guide for a complete look at our Vintage archive! We've also updated the loose guides for all of the figures from The Empire Strikes Back!

Our latest Vintage update features 6 more instruction sheets, a catalog... and a very (in)famous insert. Click through to see what's new, and stop by our Vintage Visual Guide to check out our full inventory of Instructions, Inserts, and catalogs!

In case you haven't noticed we are hitting the updates for our Vintage Visual Guide pretty hard, and today we have another entry in our Instructions, Inserts, and Catalogs section. We have added a nice mix of Vintage catalogs and instructions from across the lines, so click through and enjoy another nostalgia fix from our latest 8 entries to our archives!

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Card Backs, Part 4: SW on ESB Cards II

Posted by Chuck | December 05, 2014 at 01:46 PM EDT |

Following our ESB update for the original 12 figures, we now have added the next 9 figures from the Star Wars line as they appear on The Empire Strikes Back card backs! Check out which ESB card backs are represented for each figure after the jump! And, don't forget to stop by our Vintage Visual Guide for our full (ever-growing) Vintage archive!

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Card Backs, Part 3: SW on ESB Cards I

Posted by Chuck | December 03, 2014 at 02:00 PM EDT |

We have another 12 Vintage card backs to add to the Vintage Visual Guide today! This time we get our first look at the first ever repacks, featuring the original 12 figures now released on The Empire Stikes Back card backs. Click through to check out these beautiful works of art from the collection of new JTA content contributor George Telesco!

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Card Backs, Part 2: The 20/21-back

Posted by Chuck | November 30, 2014 at 11:51 AM EDT |

Our next round of Vintage card back updates features the next 9 figures released on the 20/21-back cards. Click through to take a look at which figures received updates in our Vintage Visual Guide!

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Card Backs, Part 1: The 12-back

Posted by Chuck | November 28, 2014 at 11:35 AM EDT |

We are beginning the process of updating our Vintage Visual Guides with carded images in our quest to put together the most comprehensive online guide to the varying card backs. We won't just be trolling the web to find images to fill this out (like some other guides and reports have done), but will be providing genuine verified samples for our archives! We put out the call and our readers answered! New JTA contributor George Telesco is working with us to kick-start this campaign in a big way! We will have MANY updates in the coming months and we start with the most iconic card backs in the history of Star Wars collecting: The 12-backs! Click through for a look at our updated guides featuring the first twelve carded figures to grace store shelves a long time ago...

We've added 8 more entries in our Vintage Visual Guide Instructions, Inserts, and Catalogs section. Click through to see what's new, and stop by our Archive to check out our ever-growing repository of Vintage pack-in material.

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Instructions & Inserts Section Now Open

Posted by Chuck | November 08, 2014 at 04:30 PM EDT |

Our Vintage Visual Guide gets a nice addition today! This time we have added a brand new section featuring high-quality, full page, uncut scans of Instructions, inserts, labels, and more! We've added 20 items so far, with many more to add. Stop by and see what's new!

    

Visual Guide Update - Bossk (Bounty Hunter) - SSC Sixth Scale

Posted by Chuck | October 22, 2014 at 09:00 PM EDT |

The Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale Bossk (Bounty Hunter) is a great addition to the Bounty Hunter line-up, and a fan favorite! Click below to check out our newly added Visual Guide of this amazing figure, and relive our Research Droids Review right here!

Bossk (Bounty Hunter) - Sideshow Collectibles Sixth Scale Figure

Our exclusive first look at The Black Series [Phase II] Six Inch Yoda (#06) continues with our official launch of the Visual Guide! Click below to check out all of the details, including packaging. Combined with our extensive Research Droids Review, you can have the most complete look at this figure!

Yoda (#06) - The Black Series [Phase II] Six Inch

Visual Guide Update - Wave 1 Repacks - The Black Series [Phase II]

Posted by Chuck | September 25, 2014 at 12:06 PM EDT |

We are rounding out our The Black Series [Phase II] Wave 1 figures with the two straight repacks initially offered in the final waves of The Black Series [Phase I]. Click below to check out the updated card backs from Darth Vader (#03) [the greatest Darth Vader action figure ever] and Yoda (#06), as well as size comparisons between the Phase I and Phase II card back styles. Thanks for sticking with JTA for this exclusive in-hand FIRST LOOK at Hasbro's newest line of figures! Be sure to stop by both our Visual Guide page and Research Droids Reviews index for a look at the complete wave!

Darth Vader (#03) - The Black Series [Phase II]    Yoda (#06) - The Black Series [Phase II]

Visual Guide Update - Darth Malgus (#04) - The Black Series [P2]

Posted by Chuck | September 24, 2014 at 03:36 PM EDT |

The re-issued Darth Malgus (#04) is our next featured Visual Guide update. Click below to check out the full details, and see what is different (but not necessarily better) about this version in our Research Droids Review!

Darth Malgus (#04) - The Black Series [Phase II]

Visual Guide Update - Starkiller (Galen Marek) (#05) - TBS [P2]

Posted by Chuck | September 23, 2014 at 03:03 PM EDT |

Next up for our The Black Series [Phase II] FIRST LOOK takes aim at another The Vintage Collection carry-forward figure. Click below to check out (newly named) Starkiller (Galen Marek) (#05) and see how this version differs from his The Vintage Collection counterpart. You can also read our complete assessment on this re-issue right here in our Research Droids Review!

Starkiller (Galen Marek) (#05) - The Black Series [Phase II]

Visual Guide Update - R5-G19 (#01) - The Black Series [P2]

Posted by Chuck | September 22, 2014 at 03:31 PM EDT |

JTA continues our exclusive FIRST LOOK at the all-new The Black Series [Phase II] inaugural wave with a detailed look at R5-G19 (#01). Click below for our full Visual Guide, and get our complete thoughts on the latest droid to come to the basic line in our Research Droids Review!

R5-G19 (#01) - The Black Series [Phase II]

Visual Guide Update - Luke Skywalker (#02) - The Black Series [P2]

Posted by Chuck | September 21, 2014 at 01:03 PM EDT |

JTA's exclusive FIRST LOOK at the all-new The Black Series [Phase II] inaugural wave continues with our Visual Guide of Luke Skywalker (#02). Click below for a detailed look at this figure, including detailed carded images. If you missed our review from earlier today then make sure to check it out as well! Keep checking back daily for the complete look at this wave!

Luke Skywalker (#02) - The Black Series [Phase II]

Visual Guide Update - Darth Maul (SL15) - SW [DV/ROTS]

Posted by Chuck | August 15, 2014 at 10:13 PM EDT |

Sith Lord Darth Maul emerges from the shadows to reveal the ominous presence of the Sith, who use the dark side of the Force and are enemies of the Jedi. Maul duels Qui-Gon Jinn on Tatooine and finishes that lightsaber duel, with deadly results, on Naboo. Check out the Saga Legends version of Darth Maul in our Visual Guide below, and make sure to see how he fared in our Research Droids Review!

Darth Maul (SL15) - DV/ROTS

Visual Guide Update - Luke Skywalker (SL14) - SW [DV/ROTS]

Posted by Chuck | August 13, 2014 at 08:38 PM EDT |

Next up for the Saga Legends Visual Guides is Luke Skywalker. Take a look at a decent 5POA figure in our guide below, and find out what we liked about this figure in our full Research Droids Review!

Luke Skywalker (SL14) - DV/ROTS

Visual Guide Update - Snowtrooper (SL16) - SW [DV/ROTS]

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2014 at 10:20 PM EDT |

We have a new run of Visual Guides featuring the final wave from the Saga Legends (Darth Vader/Revenge of the Sith Line). First up is the Snowtrooper. Click below to check out our latest update, and make sure to see what we think of this figure in our Research Droids Review!

Snowtrooper (SL16) - DV/ROTS

Hopefully everyone who was in the hunt for today's Visual Guide had better success getting it online this year, compared to last year! We have a detailed look at what you will be getting in the Jabba the Hutt's Throne Room SDCC exclusive. Click below to check out the full guide, and check out our extensive write-up in our Research Droids Review.

Jabba the Hutt's Throne Room (The Black Series Exclusive)

We are finishing Wave 5 from The Black Series with the all-new Darth Vader ... and we have saved the best for last. Click below to check out our continuing exclusive first-look coverage of this incredible figure, and if you somehow missed our glowing review of this figure find out what all the hype is about in our Research Droids Review!

Interestingly enough, one year ago to the day we opended up our coverage of The Black Series [Phase I] basic figure line in both our Visual Guides and Research Droids Reviews. Today we complete the Phase I basic figure line. We hope you enjoyed our advanced look at this awesome final TBS [Phase I] wave!

Darth Vader (The Black Series #26)

Visual Guide Update - Wedge Antilles (#29) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | August 04, 2014 at 05:15 PM EDT |

Next up for The Black Series Wave 5 is Wedge Antilles. Click below to continue our sneak peek at this upcoming final wave from the first phase of The Black Series. As usual you can find our complimentary Research Droids Review for the complete analysis of this figure released earlier today.

Wedge Antilles (The Black Series #29)

Visual Guide Update - Jabba's Skiff Guard (#27) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | August 03, 2014 at 02:59 PM EDT |

Our exclusive Wave 5 coverage continues with a look and another awesome addition to the 3 3/4" line of figures: Jabba's Skiff Guard [Brock Starsher]. Click below for an extensive look at this figures debut in plastic, and read our full review right here in case you missed it earlier!

Jabba's Skiff Guard [Brock Starsher] (The Black Series #27)

Visual Guide Update - Ree-Yees (#28) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | August 02, 2014 at 02:43 PM EDT |

We kick off the next round of Visual Guide updates with an early first look at the final The Black Series wave with the long-awaited remake of Ree-Yees! Click below to check out our fully-featured Visual Guide (complete with both carded and full wave images), and if you missed our review with 20 images and full written analysis from earlier today be sure to stop by and check it out!

Ree-Yees (The Black Series #28)

Visual Guide Update - Bastila Shan (#20) - The Black Series

Posted by Chuck | August 01, 2014 at 02:11 PM EDT |

Today's Visual Guide update closes out Wave 4 from The Black Series with another The Vintage Collection carry-forward figure. Bastila Shan receives and upgraded paint job making this version different enough to care about. Click below to check out the full guide, and make sure to hear our thoughts on this figure and chime in in our comments in our Research Droids Reivew! If you've missed any of our Visual Guide updates from this wave be sure to check out our main Visual Guide Channel to see the latest releases and catch up on all of the new figures!

Bastila Shan (The Black Series #20)

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

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

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

Dak Ralter (The Black Series #25)

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

Snowtrooper Commander (The Black Series #24)

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

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

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

Toryn Farr (The Black Series #23)

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

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

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

Yoda (The Black Series #22)

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

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

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

Luke Skywalker (The Black Series #21)

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

Stormtrooper - 12-Inch Figures

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

Luke Skywalker - 12-Inch Figures


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