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Visual Guide Update - Darth Vader (SL09) - Rebels

Posted by Chuck | March 27, 2015 at 11:14 PM EDT |

Darth Vader (SL09) makes his first appearance as a single carded figure in the Saga Legends line. Click below for all the details from our latest Visual Guide entry, and make sure to read our full analysis of this figure in our Research Droids Review.

Darth Vader - Saga Legends (SL09)

Visual Guide Update - Han Solo [Bespin Outfit] (SL24) - Rebels

Posted by Chuck | March 26, 2015 at 07:23 PM EDT |

Han Solo [Bespin Outfit] (SL24) is our next entry in our Rebels Visual Guide. Click below for the full guide, and stop by our review for a full breakdown of this figure.

Han Solo [Bespin Outfit] - Saga Legends (SL24)

Visual Guide Update - Clone Trooper (SL08) - Rebels

Posted by Chuck | March 25, 2015 at 06:52 PM EDT |

Our Saga Legends additions to the Visual Guides continue. Next up is the Clone Trooper (SL08). Click below for our detailed Visual Guide, and click here to read our review on this repacked figure.

Clone Trooper - Saga Legends (SL08)

We continue our look at the Rebels Saga Legends line-up. Next up is Lando Calrissian [Skiff Guard Disguise] (SL23) from Wave 3. Click below to check out the full Visual Guide and, as always, make sure to check out our Research Droids Review for a full breakdown and comments!

Lando Calrissian [Skiff Guard Disguise] - Saga Legends (SL23)

Visual Guide Update - AT-AT Driver (SL18) - Rebels

Posted by Chuck | March 23, 2015 at 09:33 PM EDT |

Tonight's Visual Guide update features the AT-AT Driver (SL18), a very nice addition to the Saga Legends line. Click below to check out the full Visual Guide, and check out our full review to see why we gave this simply articulated figure a high rating.

AT-AT Driver  - Saga Legends (SL18)

Today we're going to start taking a closer look at the Saga Legends line by kicking off some updates to our Rebels Visual Guide. Love 'em or hate em, we still archive 'em! Click below to check out Luke Skywalker (SL22), and read our thoughts on this figure in our detailed Research Droids Review.

Luke Skywalker  - Saga Legends (SL22)

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

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

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

Bossk and IG-88 - Mission Series (MS11)

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

Wullffwarro and Wookiee Warrior  - Mission Series (MS07)

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

Sabine Wren and Stormtrooper - Mission Series (MS08)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visual Guide Update - Vintage Card Backs, Part 15: ROTJ Updates

Posted by Chuck | January 31, 2015 at 02:08 PM EDT |

Our final Return of the Jedi card back update showcases 7 figures that received a late facelift for their card back design. Click through to check out the all-new card back pictures updated in 1984 for these popular characters, and catch up on all our updates on our Visual Guides channel. Stay tuned for more updates next week as we've saved the best for last!

It's time to take a look at the final three waves from The Empire Strikes Back, on their updated Return of the Jedi card backs. Click through for a closer look at the last nine figures, only one of which moved on to the upcoming Power of the Force card back. For eight of these figures this was the last time they graced the shelves.

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


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