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Is Walgreens Very Territorial About Its Exclusives?

Posted by Paul | December 21, 2014 at 06:00 PM EDT |

Out of the 250+ eBay auctions for the "Walgreens exclusive" TBS6 Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) figure, I couldn't find this sticker once on any of the listings. Have any of you out there seen this? Interesting. It seems like you could have some real fun with that phone number....

Battle Of Endor Permanently Price-Changed To $79.99?

Posted by Paul | December 21, 2014 at 04:54 PM EDT |

We are pretty sure that the Battle Of Endor Toys R us exclusive multipack has been permanently price-changed to $79.99 (which is still way too much money to plop down on this thing if you already have all of the contents inside of it already). But if you have been eyeing this thing, then this may be more palatable for you. On a side note, as you can see from the image, not much has changed on this shelf since the summer time!

Rebels Figures: Where Are You?

Posted by Paul | December 21, 2014 at 04:50 PM EDT |

We're literally a few days away from Christmas and quite a few collectors have yet to see a single Rebels figure in their local stores. This is the sad state of affairs at Toys R Us in Northeast Philly. It's been abysmal here pretty much forever, although they did somehow manage to get the TBS6 Yoda wave in – explain that!

UPDATE: Walgreens.com Cancels Remaining Unfilled Proto Fett Orders?

Posted by Paul | December 19, 2014 at 09:07 AM EDT |

That's what Facebook page STAR WARS: Anything and Everything is stating. It appears that Walgreens is unable to fill all pre-orders on this toy. What doesn't make sense to us is that if the buyer, who claimed to re-order 40,000 more units, ordered what he said he would, this thing should be more common than Episode I product. So something just isn't right here.

UPDATE: It looks like two separate things are happening here. Click through for more.

Just when you think this villain couldn't sink any lower... in price! On Amazon right now get the Jabba the Hutt six-inch figure for $15.64!

The Black Series Speeder Bike With Biker Scout Under $22 On Amazon!

Posted by Chuck | December 17, 2014 at 07:43 PM EDT |

The Speeder Bike with Biker Scout is back on Amazon for a super-low price! Get it now while you can for $21.43! It's not as sweet as the recent Gold Box deal, but only a few bucks more!

Past And Present: The Joy Of A Millennium Falcon At Christmas!

Posted by Paul | December 16, 2014 at 03:23 PM EDT |

Check out this very touching and nostalgia-inducing video of JTA Facebook friend Buried Egg. He compiled a side by side video of him opening up his vintage Kenner Millennium Falcon from 1981 next to a modern video of him opening up his The Vintage Collection Millennium Falcon from 2012. Definitely check it out! It's guaranteed to put a smile on your face. We are such dorks! (Too bad the Rebels version would put a frown on your face.)

The Vintage Collection Prototype Boba Fett Once Again At $19.99

Posted by Chuck | December 15, 2014 at 09:44 PM EDT |

It looks like once again the The Vintage Collection Prototype Boba Fett is down to $19.99 if you are still looking for this at that price. This doesn't look to be any special promotion that expires, but you may want to get it while you can! Thanks to those that wrote in to inform us of this price drop.

Walmart Exclusive Rebels Millennium Falcon Rollback Down To $29.97!

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2014 at 10:33 PM EDT |

JTA reader Mike C. eagerly writes in to let other JTA readers know that Walmart has the simplified BMF (the Rebels Millennium Falcon) for a low $29.97 down from $77 (a savings of $47.03). You can pick it up at a store and not pay shipping charges either. At this price, it's honestly a bit hard to not consider it. It also makes us wonder just how well this new "cheap route" is working out for retailers too.

JTA Sponsor Dorkside Toys: Daily Deal Chewbacca $12.99

Posted by Paul | December 13, 2014 at 12:15 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys is running The Black Series 6" Chewbacca as their daily deal for today only! Grab him for $12.99!

Amazon Gold Box Deal: Speeder Bike With Biker Scout For $19.99!

Posted by Chuck | December 11, 2014 at 04:01 PM EDT |

The Speeder Bike with Biker Scout is an Amazon Gold Box deal starting right now for Prime members and 30 minutes later for the rest! Get it for $19.99!

Update: All claimed in under 3 minutes!

Hasbro Changes Shape Of J Hook On Rebels Figures

Posted by Paul | December 11, 2014 at 10:31 AM EDT |

We honestly can't be bothered with packaging variation nonsense (as well as date stamps) generally speaking, but here is one of perhaps a little more interest. JTA reader Matthew sends us an image that Hasbro has changed the J hook of the Rebels figures. We don't care at all, but some of you who keep figures in the package may care. Click the image below for a closer look.

Walmart has the Speeder Bike With Scout Troooper TBS6 figure set on sale for $25. The better bargain? They're also running a FREE shipping promo as well. Special thanks to JTA reader Frank W. for the news!

Note: This will also be an Amazon.com Gold Box deal starting today at 4:30 (4:00 for Prime members). You may want to see if that offers a better deal.

Remaining Outstanding Prototype Boba Fett Orders Arriving!

Posted by Paul | December 10, 2014 at 06:17 PM EDT |

As we reported last week, Walgreens have begun processing the remaining Prototype Boba Fett figures on or about December 11th. Mine just arrived today. This is the first time I have ever "seen" them from a Walgreens source.... period.

The Black Series 6-inch Darth Vader Back In Stock On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | December 10, 2014 at 03:05 PM EDT |

This went fast the last time, so if you missed it the Darth Vader six-inch figure is back in stock at Amazon for $22.99.

Amazon Lightning Deal: TVC Mail-away Prototype Boba Fett For $19.99

Posted by Chuck | December 10, 2014 at 03:01 PM EDT |

It's the Amazon lightning Deal and the deal starts now (for Prime members - Regular shoppers will have to wait another 30 minutes). Get the The Vintage Collection Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) mail-away figure for $19.99 while the deal lasts!

Toys R Us Cantina Showdown Now $10 Off!

Posted by Paul | December 09, 2014 at 10:49 AM EDT |

With special thanks to JTA reader Martin M. for alerting us, you can now get the terrible Cantina Showdown exclusive for $10 off.

The Black Series 6 Inch Darth Vader On Amazon For $22.99

Posted by Chuck | December 08, 2014 at 09:45 PM EDT |

Another The Black Series figure drops down to normal pricing on Amazon. Get the Darth Vader (#02) for $22.99 if this one is still on your hunt list!

The Black Series 6 Inch Clone Trooper For $11.49 On Amazon!

Posted by Chuck | December 08, 2014 at 10:55 AM EDT |

Hurry! $11.49 for this baby! Get it while you can! This is an Amazon Deal of the Day so don't wait until tomorrow. The Black Series 6" Clone Trooper on Amazon...

HasbroToyShop.com Is Stocked And Running Great PROMO Code

Posted by Paul | December 05, 2014 at 01:47 PM EDT |

With special thanks to our friends at BanthaSkull.com for the alert, HasbroToyShop.com has some great figures in stock. Use PROMO code HOLIDAYFF14 for 25% off AS WELL AS FREE SHIPPING!

BOGO 50% At Toys R Us: In Store Only!

Posted by Paul | December 05, 2014 at 09:13 AM EDT |

Toys R Us is running a new 2-Day Super Sale Buy One Get One 50% off and it's in stores only (today and tomorrow). Special thanks to JTA reader Les Dudis for the heads up.

For those of you STILL WAITING for the Walgreens exclusive Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) to ship from online, we have received word from JTA reader ouzo13 that they will be receiving them from Hasbro on December 11th and will begin filling orders from that point. What a long wait. These things went up for pre-order at SDCC this year!

UPDATE: Hasbro Fixes The Black Series Starkiller Deco

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2014 at 12:17 PM EDT |

At the Hasbro Preview Party in October, JTA showed Hasbro THIS IMAGE (in addition to the Malgus comparison too) in our RDRs as heavy duty proof that paint operations are NOT where they should be in a collectors' line. Looking concerned, Hasbro expressed to us that they agreed and duly noted to look into this. And it looks like they have. JTA reader Shavdran I. sends us proof that The Black Series Starkiller reissue is looking better than ever. his Vulcan "angry eyes" are now gone and he looks VERY MUCH like The Vintage Collection version. Click the thumbnail for a larger image and click through for his story. We would like to think we had something to do with this enhancement, but you never know.... :)

UPDATE: FULL SIZE IMAGES NOW ADDED! Both figures sport a 42161 date stamp which should prove to us all once again that date stamps don't mean a hill of beans anymore like they used to.... This sample came from Malaysia so it may take time before we see them hit the USA.

Jedi Force Imperial Forces Set Available On Amazon

Posted by Chuck | December 03, 2014 at 11:00 PM EDT |

In case you missed this release this week, the Amazon exclusive Jedi Force Imperial Forces Pack is available for $19.99. Visit Amazon.com for the full details!

Amazon has once again lowered the price on the The Vintage Collection Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) mail-away figure. This time it's $24.99. Not as sweet as the Daily Deal they had back in October ($19.99), but if you missed out it's still not too bad.

TBS Princess Leia (Ewok Gown) Figure Is Supposed To Be Revealed Soon!

Posted by Paul | December 01, 2014 at 10:06 PM EDT |

Don't forget that December 4th, 5th and 6th, Brazil Comic Con takes place in Sao Paulo. If you recall, Hasbro exclusively let it slip to Jedi Temple Archives that a new Princess Leia figure is going to be shown at this pop culture event. (It was by process of elimination as well as an indirect confirmation that JTA determined it would be this version of our favorite princess.) We will be scouring the internet for coverage on this event this weekend, but if you see a picture of this new figure before we do, please send us the news! Who is excited for a new Princess Leia (Ewok Gown) figure in The Black Series 3.75" line? We are!

The Black Series 6 Inch Yoda & Clone Sergeant On Amazon For $22.99

Posted by Chuck | December 01, 2014 at 04:49 PM EDT |

Several figures from The Black Series [Phase II] Wave 2 6-inch series are available right now on Amazon for $22.99. Check out both Yoda and the Clone Trooper Sergeant and pick them up if you still need them!

Update: Yoda is sold out at that price!

Six Inch Jabba the Hutt On Amazon for $22.98

Posted by Chuck | December 01, 2014 at 09:17 AM EDT |

The Black Series Jabba the Hutt six-inch figure is on sale on Amazon.com right now for $22.98. Thanks JTA reader Tony for the head's up!

Update: The Speeder Bike with Biker Scout has also dropped (but not as much) to $31.99.

He Can't See You Very Much....

Posted by Paul | December 01, 2014 at 08:11 AM EDT |

Look what we just found on eBay.

Rebels Figures Arrive At Hasbro Toy Shop!

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2014 at 05:47 PM EDT |

HasbroToyShop.com has finally received Star Wars: Rebels figures! Use code FREESHIP25 to get FREE SHIPPING on orders $25 or more! Special thanks to JTA reader JediRebel71 for the alert!

UPDATE: Toys R Us Running 20% Off Star Wars Toys Through This Wed

Posted by Paul | November 24, 2014 at 12:09 PM EDT |

With special thanks to JTA reader Hunk of Junk for the alert, Toys R Us is running a 20% off sale through this Wednesday on all Star Wars toys. Toys are also on sale online, but all are not necessarily 20% off.

A Response To The Delayed Rebels Rumor Report....

Posted by Paul | November 23, 2014 at 12:41 PM EDT |

Back on November 3rd, we published a RUMOR report that Rebels figures could/might be delayed until the end of January. We received this info from reliable sources, including a major distributor. However, the feedback we got from those that (1) didn't read the word "rumor" as well as see the question mark in our post and (2) misrepresented what our report ACTUALLY said, was filled with vitriole. (more....)

42161 Is Not Your Guaranteed Salvation For TBS Darth Vader

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2014 at 08:30 PM EDT |

We know controversy exists with The Black Series , but we're not going to go into that again here. We have posted this article however to report a "buyer beware" warning to you. You know the recent developments of this figure. A new ball-socket head joint has been tooled to remedy the issue that some/many of these figures where the head just won't stay on the body. But we picked up TWO (2) the so-called confirmed 42161 date-stamped Darth Vader figure and they did not have the upgraded joint. The good news? The head (on this sample too) stays on fine with the shorter geodesic shape allowing for a wide-range of motion. Maybe it doesn't stay on as well as the larger ball-socket joint, but it STAYS on, save for any violent flicking of a finger. We shook it, we turned it and we posed the figure and the head stays on just fine. Our original (orange-carded) sample didn't have the falling-off-if-you-look at it wrong issue either. We have never discounted reports of this issue ever, but at this point it may be a crap-shoot whether or not you'll experience this issue for never or forever. Hopefully new date-stamped figures beyond 42161 will be more consistent with the fix. Click the image below for a larger view.

More New OT Mission Series And Rebels Images!

Posted by Paul | November 22, 2014 at 08:42 AM EDT |

Our friends at StarWarsFiguren also have awesome new images of the eagerly anticipated OT Mission Series sets! Check them out!

New Rebels And OT Saga Legends And Mission Series Carded Images!

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2014 at 07:34 PM EDT |

Our friends at StarWarsFiguren.com have posted NEW carded images of the newly announced OT focused Saga Legends figures (as well as some of the long-awaited Rebels Mission Series packs). I have to admit, the OT stuff looks pretty fantastic. Check them out!

Sometimes They Come Back....

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2014 at 04:17 PM EDT |

Wait, were we the only ones who missed this memo? JTA reader Aarren A. sends us horrifying images of stuff that we thought were no longer going to grace store shelves, especially since ALL of last years products are cluttering the clearance aisles as we speak. Click through to see the monstrosity. As Aarren writes, make it go away! The show hasn't even barely started yet, and Hasbro is already expecting these characters to be hits?... in another medium no less? Can someone explain this to us please?

Star Wars: Rebels Imperial Troop Transport Boxed Image!

Posted by Paul | November 21, 2014 at 11:37 AM EDT |

With thanks to our friends at BanthaSkull.com for tipping us off, our other friends at StarWarsFiguren.com have posted boxed images of the upcoming Imperial Trooper Transport vehicle.

Most The Black Series Figures In Stock at HasbroToyShop.com!

Posted by Paul | November 20, 2014 at 01:35 PM EDT |

Hasbro Toy Shop has the latest The Black Series figures in stock. Thanks to all of the JTA viewers for alerting us!

Hasbro Tapes Them, Hasbro Tapes Them Not....

Posted by Paul | November 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM EDT |

The reports of "taped" and "not taped' The Black Series [Phase II] store reports are all over the map. We received some of the earliest production figures out of China and none of ours had tape attached. Then I found some at TARGET that had tape. Now JTA reader Hunk of Junk found "without tape" figures at TRU. So it looks like this is hit or miss and who knows why we're even still having these troubles after Bubblegate.

FlashBack Review: AT-AT Driver - TSC - SAGA 009

Posted by Paul | November 17, 2014 at 10:03 PM EDT |

AT-AT Driver

  • Collectible: AT-AT Driver (SAGA 009)
  • Collection: The Saga Collection
  • Category: Basic Figures
  • Review Sequence: #653
  • Original Publication Date: March 7, 2011
  • Current Ranking: 596th most visited review
  • Score: 4 holocrons
  • Released: 2006


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