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Our friends ar Yakface.com have alerted us to a few of new and "officially unannounced" TARGET Star Wars exclusives focusing around the Star Wars: Rebels line. Check them out! (There are a couple of articles to check out.)

Conspiracy? Freaky Coincidence? Or Just Bad Luck?

Posted by Paul | October 17, 2014 at 08:01 PM EDT |

You know what Obi-Wan says about "luck" so it can't be that. It's often said that truth is stranger than fiction. And we believe this definitely applies to the recent Star Wars "Shadow Of The Dark Side" vehicle two-packs showing up at both Kmart and Ollie's, especially when it comes to faithful JTA reader Mike R.'s own purchases. He sends us a nearly unbelievable tale of what was "wrong" with almost every single vehicle he bought in these Special Value multipacks. Were they all (in one form or another) reject vehicles? Or did they just coincidentally have one problem or another? You better check out the contents of your boxes, because you probably won't believe what Mike has discovered with his own. You know that we are generally conspiracy theorists, but will this tale also bring you to the dark side of faith as well? Click through for more....

More Information On Missing Star Wars Rebels Figures

Posted by Chuck | October 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM EDT |

Star Wars Rebels is now past its second aired episode, but still no basic figures or mission series sets to be found! Well, according to Amazon.com they are officially delayed. JTA reader Mike R. has information directly from Amazon, so click through for his full report!

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

I found one question and answer that didn't make it to our NYCC Hasbro Q&A. Click through if you're interested in one last tidbit of information from Hasbro....

Oh Where Oh Where Could The Rebels Figures Be?

Posted by Paul | October 13, 2014 at 01:41 PM EDT |

With our NYCC Hasbro Q&A, we asked Hasbro where in the world the Star Wars: Rebels figures are. They confirmed that they had been shipped to retail. Yet, they're nowhere to be found. We brought up the possibility that what if Star Wars: Rebels figures shared the same assortment number as current Saga Legends and Mission Series figures and our friends at Yakface.com helped us discover that this is indeed the case. (What is it that they say about history again?) Our friends at Yakface have also confirmed visually that some stores (other than TRU and like Walmart in the thumb below) have also begun setting up shop for the line. Hopefully some new figures are impending, but how do you feel that the show has been reviewed, teased and officially shown, yet now product has made its any anywhere yet? Your comments requested, please. It it more than just instant bottle-necking, or did something else happen here? Hopefully product will arrive by the time this gets posted, but if it doesn't, let us know your thoughts!

Sweet irony. The perfectly beautiful long-awaited Bastila Shan figure JTA reader Bombadgungan has wanted for "years" couldn't have arrived in better condition except for one major issue. Or maybe two major issues. Or maybe this beautiful mess is more disastrous than first believed. We forget. This seemingly perfect story crashes and burns rather quickly. Just click through and read his experience!

A Great Story Involving Hasbro Toy Shop

Posted by Paul | October 10, 2014 at 07:57 PM EDT |

JTA reader Austin was shipped the wrong items from HTS.com. But look at how Customer Service resolved his issue. This is a positive story! Click through for more!!

NYCC Hasbro Preview Party: JTA's Q and A With Hasbro

Posted by Paul | October 10, 2014 at 12:15 PM EDT |

Our Q&A session was with Hasbro rep, Joe Ninivaggi, Senior Brand Manager, Star Wars. He was a complete pleasure to interview and I hope he knows he is my new best friend. The banter back and forth was enjoyable, humorous and poignant. And he was completely upfront about where Hasbro stands with collectors and the Star Wars brand itself. You shouldn't expect to hear your first desired answers to these questions, but we think you'll like to hear what he had to say. So, without further adieu….

The Fabled AT-RT Driver And Republic Trooper Finally Revealed!

Posted by Paul | October 10, 2014 at 08:01 AM EDT |

But sadly they're still not coming (as as right now at least). Just so we can gloat a little bit (we're kidding, honestly), to date, no images of the fabled AT-RT Driver and Republic Trooper TVC repacks (for The Black Series line) from JTA's exclusive rumor report have surfaced to date, but flyguy.net has them. Check them out.... before Hasbro does something about it. (Just kidding again!) It's cool to see that these were definitely coming! How do we know these aren't TVC images? Because the Republic Trooper was on a colored background in a different pose.

    

The Black Series TIE FIghter Pilot and repacked Obi-Wan Kenobi (Episode III) boxed images have surfaced courtesy of flyguy.net. Check them out!

NYCC Hasbro Preview Party: Hot Key Points And New Info Revealed

Posted by Paul | October 09, 2014 at 09:38 AM EDT |

Our Q&A will be coming to you as soon as humanly possible. We have over 25 questions answered and we have to say that for the first time in a long while we were pleased with the answers, even if they weren't answers we wanted to hear. Straightforward, upfront and humorous at times all describe our interaction with my new best friend and Hasbro rep Joe N. Until we get that Q&A posted, I wanted to share some important details about what was revealed with some details that you likely won't read anywhere else (or at least we hope this is true). The Hasbro Preview Party was honestly a breath of fresh air. Even I went in hanging my head that it would just be a refresh of SDCC reveals. To my unexpected surprise they were all-new reveals (save for a key bunch of main characters. Some of these points will be regurgitated in our Q&A, but time is of the essence and we want you to see it here. (more….)

NYCC 2014: Hasbro 'Twas The Night Before... Event Press Pictures

Posted by Chuck | October 09, 2014 at 09:29 AM EDT |

Hasbro has released the official press images from their 'Twas The Night Before... event. Click through for a closer look at everything that was on display!

The Fate of the Final Missing Figures From the List of 18 Revealed

Posted by Chuck | October 08, 2014 at 10:58 PM EDT |

Back in July we brought you a list of 18 figures to be released in The Black Series [Phase II]. This was initially going to be a mega-wave but has since been pared down to smaller waves. Most of these figures have been accounted for, but three still remained up in the air... until now. Click through to find out the status of those final three figures...

A Closer Look At the R2-D2 From The Mission Series 2-Pack

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

There's more than meets the eye with the Mission Series R2-D2! Click the thumbnail for an exclusive look at a little extra tidbit that makes this droid tick!

Breaking News: Princess Leia (Ewok Gown) Is Coming Soon!

Posted by Chuck | October 08, 2014 at 09:00 PM EDT |

This just in, another JTA exclusive! Confirmed and on display this December at Brazil Comic Con will be Princess Leia (Ewok Gown) in The Black Series 3.75" line!!

TBS6 Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise) Information Update!

Posted by Chuck | October 08, 2014 at 08:21 PM EDT |

This just in... the six-inch Luke Skywalker is shorter than the standard stormtrooper figure. This was done on purpose (they shortened his torso) so that he can be 'a little short for a stormtrooper'.

Update: Click through for a Luke/Han side-by-side image

JTA Exclusive: There Is Another.... Reveal!

Posted by Chuck | October 08, 2014 at 07:58 PM EDT |

While not on display, fans of The Clone Wars will be thrilled to know that Captain Rex is confirmed for the six-inch scale line!

New Figures Revealed At Hasbro's 'Twas The Night Before.... Party!

Posted by Paul | October 08, 2014 at 06:54 PM EDT |

Check out our full gallery of newly revealed product from Hasbro's 'Twas The Night Before party! There's plenty to get excited about from both the 3 3/4" and 6" lines! After checking out the photos head back here and join the discussion!

Check back later for a full report on what's new!

Well, I am starting my trek to NYC for Hasbro's 'Twas The Night Before.... Party. I have a few questions that I plan to ask, but if you have any "good" ones please feel free to post them in these comments as I will be checking this post throughout the evening. Please do me a huge favor and ask NOTHING about Episode VII? The answer is "No Comment" even if the question was "Are you making figures for Episode VII?" Stay tuned and keep it here and on our Facebook page for instant updates.

Imperial Shadow Squadron In Stock At TARGET.com!

Posted by Paul | October 08, 2014 at 01:01 PM EDT |

With special thanks to JTA reader lord_varion for the alert, the Imperial Shadow Squadron TARGET exclusive is in stock at TARGET.com!

To TVC Or Not To TVC? That Is The Annoying Question!

Posted by Paul | October 06, 2014 at 07:10 PM EDT |

Oh Kmart! Why don't you ever update your stock status? Imagine finding THIS LINK and then actually seeing that these figures were in stock. What would you do? Would you totally freak out? Special thank to JTA reader Tom for mercilessly teasing us with this link!

HasbroToyShop.com Comes Through

Posted by Chuck | October 02, 2014 at 11:14 PM EDT |

Expecting a shipment from HasbroToyShop.com? This report (hopefully) will make you optimistic on the condition of your shipment! It's good to hear not only the bad, but the good reports too! Click through for Al's report!

The Black Series Six Inch Figure Price Drop On Amazon UK

Posted by Chuck | September 30, 2014 at 03:00 PM EDT |

Our UK readers might want to check out the latest pricedrop on Amazon.co.uk. Han Solo is reduced to £8.90 and Obi-Wan Kenobi is now £7.97. Both qualify for free shipping with Prime.

  

New TBS6 Images Revealed: Yoda, TIE Fighter Pilot, Clone Sergeant

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2014 at 08:32 AM EDT |

Site amiami.com reveals new packaging and loose shots of upcoming The Black Series figures including Yoda, TIE Fighter Pilot and Clone Trooper Sergeant. Check them out!

The Black Series Proto Fett Will Be One Of The Biggest Peg-Warmers Yet

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2014 at 08:26 AM EDT |

The Black Series Walgreen figures are out of stock until November and Walgreens is kind enough to put signage up explaining this. But be not alarmed. As Walgreens purchaser Steven Anne revealed on his Twitter page, Walgreens has 40,000 Proto Fetts on order (which is an inordinate amount of figures in this day and age). And because it's estimated that there is about half that number of Hasbro collectors actively purchasing Star Wars figures, this likely means that Proto Fett will become instant shelf rot. Take that scalpers! Special thanks to JTA reader Brad for alerting us to this recent development. Click through for more

Hasbro's Annual 'Twas The Night Before.... Party Coming Soon!

Posted by Paul | September 26, 2014 at 01:40 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives will be attending Hasbro's exclusive 'Twas The Night Before.... Party event on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. This annual event takes place the day before New York Comic Con starts and they typically reveal new things coming later this year and/or early 2015. (This is the event where the first prototypes for The Black Series wave 4 was revealed.) It would be nice if they use this event to reveal the rest of those "18" figures that still have yet to be officially confirmed (and hopefully others). We will be brainstorming ways to handle the Q&A more efficiently this time around so stay tuned for how this will be handled. In the meantime, start thinking about what you'll want to ask and/or waht comments you'd like relayed.

The Black Series 6 Inch Stormtrooper On Amazon For $17.99

Posted by Chuck | September 26, 2014 at 01:18 PM EDT |

Price drop on the six inch Stormtrooper! Currently $17.99 (and Prime eligible). Click through if you've been waiting for a lower price!

The Black Series 6 Inch Jabba the Hutt and Speeder Bike Price Drop

Posted by Chuck | September 24, 2014 at 01:59 PM EDT |

Both Jabba the Hutt and Speeder Bike with Biker Scout on currently listed on Amazon.com for $35.49 with free shipping. Thank you JTA regular Michael W for the heads up to those that are still looking (or were waiting for these to drop in price). Click each image below for direct links to the sale.

  

Hasbro Toy Shop Restocks; New Coupon Code To Use

Posted by Paul | September 22, 2014 at 08:35 PM EDT |

JTA reader Michael W. writes in to let us know that Ree-Yees and Brock Starsher are back in stock at HasbroToyShop.com and that there is a new coupon to use. Click through for more!

The Black Series: Phase I Versus Phase II Card Backing Shots

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2014 at 05:45 PM EDT |

You asked for it, so here it is. We have taken side by side comparison shots of the new The Black Series card back next to the previous orange-colored line look so you can gauge for yourself how the packaging has changed in size: depth and height. Click either thumb for larger images.

  

The Black Series [Phase II] - The Anatomy Of The Card Back Design

Posted by Paul | September 21, 2014 at 12:30 PM EDT |

We have all-new Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides for you on the first wave of the new The Black Series line look. In the interim, here is a close look at the card back anatomy. We have to say we're so surprised that so many of you weren't aware of the new line look. Keep it here as we go through each release one by one.... and itemize all of the reasons why these are all "new enough" and why you might want to buy them or avoid them like the plague. More to follow. While you wait, click through for up close images of the card back design.

    

New Generous HasbroToyShop.com Discount Coupon!

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

With special thanks to JTA Michael W., use promo code SUPER20 to get 20% off action figures at HasbroToyShop.com, plus get free shipping on orders over $50! Michael used the code to get four six inch Black Series Clone Troopers and a six inch Black Series Anakin Skywalker for $15.99 plus tax as well as two Black Series Deluxe Speeder Bike Vehicle With Biker Scout sets for $27.99. Hurry, these army builders won't last long at this price.

Not All Experiences At Amazon.com Are Terrible....

Posted by Paul | September 17, 2014 at 08:31 PM EDT |

Not all Amazon.com experiences are horrific. JTA reader Qlie asked us to share his experience. The only thing is that this is a gamble. I have had pleasant experiences too. But you have to remember that Amazon.com are not collectors packing for collectors. Click through for more.

Another Hunk Of Junk: The Titan X-wing Goes Electronic

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 10:52 PM EDT |

JTA reader Corey Y. writes in to let us know that Sam's Club is offering the Titan X-wing vehicle with an electronics feature. Click through for more.

HTS Lowers MSRP Of The Black Series 6-inch Deluxe Sets $5

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2014 at 08:14 PM EDT |

Here is something you don't see everyday. HasbroToyShop.com has The Black Series Jabba The Hutt and Biker Scout With Speeder Biker Deluxe sets up for pre-order for $34.99 each, not $39.99 each. This is an interesting turn of events indeed.

Toys R Us Exclusive Battle of Endor Pack Discounted Online

Posted by Chuck | September 13, 2014 at 12:13 PM EDT |

This was a matter of time! ToysRUs.com discounts their huge Battle on Endor Pack down to $79.99. Click here if this new price falls into your must buy range! Thanks JTA reader Darth_turtle for the heads up!

StarWars.com has released a video interviewing Hasbro designers on how they made The Black Series 6" Deluxe Biker Scout & Speeder Bike. Check it out!

Price Hikes Already On The Garbage

Posted by Paul | September 10, 2014 at 08:18 PM EDT |

The item that you don't want for $39.99 is still the same item you don't want but is now $44.99. The Hero Series X-wing Fighter just obtained a price increase. We don't know if this is a universal mark-up, but it's laughable at best. Let the aisles clog like a blocked artery.... NOW! Special thanks to Darth Turtle for the laughable news.

The Black Series Wave 5 On Amazon For $10.99 and Ships in Days

Posted by Chuck | September 07, 2014 at 12:14 PM EDT |

Order on Amazon for $10.99! Get them while you can! Ship date is Sept. 13th!

Jedi Insider Reveals Holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi Blind Packaged Figure

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2014 at 11:12 AM EDT |

Site JediInsider.com reveals the secret pack-in figure to the Jedi Reveal Toys R Us exclusive: Holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi. Check it out!


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