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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!

The Black Series Specific Reset For Both Scales At Toys R Us Imminent?

Posted by Paul | September 05, 2014 at 10:38 AM EDT |

Not satisfied with what your local Toys R Us has in stock as far as The Black Series is concerned? We received an inside tip that may just change all of that.... click through for more!

All Has Been Revealed: Jedi Reveal Photographic Proof

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2014 at 08:30 AM EDT |

Just a little while ago, we brought to your attention a listing on the Canadian ToysRUs.com website a product entitled Jedi Reveal. The crew at AllSpark have photographic evidence of the set. Check it out! It has blind packaging!

UPDATE: Blind-boxed figure is a holographic Obi-Wan Kenobi

New Products Added To HasbroToyShop.com!

Posted by Paul | September 03, 2014 at 01:55 PM EDT |

HasbroToyShop.com has added a lot of new products. Special thanks to JTA readers Michael W. and Les Dudis for the alerts. Use discount code 10HTSDISC for 10% off per studly dudly. Check it all out!

Thinking of Using Hasbro Returns? Think Again...

Posted by Chuck | August 29, 2014 at 10:39 AM EDT |

If you are thinking about returning something directly through Hasbro returns, JTA reader Tony has a cautionary tale that will make you reconsider... Click through for his experience with Hasbro's Consumer Affairs!

Running Change TBS 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper Coming To USA?

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com are reporting that USA collectors may very well see the running change of the 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper in the future. Click through for their report on this.

Our friends at StarWarsFiguren.com reveal future case breakdowns of upcoming assortments of The Black Series 3.75", 6" and Saga Legends line.... and other stuff. Click through to see what's coming!!

UPDATE: Deluxe-Sized Mission Series Set Listing Removed!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2014 at 09:43 PM EDT |

Toys R Us Canada online has listed something called Jedi Reveal Mission Series Pack. While it could be something we have already seen before, we're inclined to say "no" because it retails for $19.99 which makes us believe it's a format outside of the standard Mission Series line. Time will obviously reveal all, but take a look at more of the details of what might be coming. (Product pictures not shown.) Special thanks to JTA reader Ken for the alert.

UPDATE: Interesting! This listing has been removed from Canada's TRU.com website!

Quality Control Issues Abound!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2014 at 09:28 PM EDT |

Niko from Staten Isalnd NY encourages fellow collectors to carefully check over all the Star Wars products you consider buying. Check out what he had to say....

What's Wrong In This Picture?

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2014 at 09:19 PM EDT |

Here is a fun post. It's a game. Can you see what's wrong with this picture by clicking through? If you're a smartypants and see it right away, try not to ruin it for the rest of the class. Special thanks to legofan1227 for the image.

The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Star Wars....

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2014 at 09:04 PM EDT |

We have readers in Austria too? (We're honored!) JTA reader holyQ sends us a very eager report from his homeland of Austria because apparently very little Hasbro Star Wars stuff makes its way there. Click through for his report! Doe, a deer, a female deer....

Found! Star Wars: Rebels Vehicles And Other Things Hit Retail!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2014 at 08:55 PM EDT |

Found! The first products (that we care about at least) from the Star Wars: Rebels line have hit retail. Corey from the Wolfpack Podcast Facebook page worked up a quick YouTube.com video to show you what he's found. The priducts hails from Nevada, CA. (Is that even a real place?) :) Click though for more!

The Black Series 6-inch Boba Fett Pre-order At HTS!

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2014 at 08:51 PM EDT |

In case you still need it, The Black Series 6" Boba Fett can be pre-ordered at HasbroToyShop.com for $19.99. Special thanks to JTA reader Michael W. for the alert!

With special thanks to JTA reader Commander Joe276 for alerting us, The Black Series 6-inch Stormtrooper is in stock at HasbroToyShop.com as of this post. I wonder if the one per lifetime limit is still in effect?

New "Deluxe" Sized Mission Series Set Uncovered?

Posted by Paul | August 24, 2014 at 01:18 PM EDT |

Toys R Us Canada online has listed something called Jedi Reveal Mission Series Pack. While it could be something we have already seen before, we're inclined to say "no" because it retails for $19.99 which makes us believe it's a format outside of the standard Mission Series line. Time will obviously reveal all, but take a look at more of the details of what might be coming. (Product pictures not shown.) Special thanks to JTA reader Ken for the alert.

The Black Series 6-inch Clone Trooper $22.99 Pre-order

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2014 at 06:44 PM EDT |

Pre-order The Black Series 6" Clone Trooper on Amazon.com for $22.99 right now!

Amazon.com has both Boba Fett and Stormtrooper Six Inch figures for a reasonable price (for now). If you are still needing these and haven't had luck at retail this might be a good time to secure them! Click the images below for direct links.

Based on what Hasbro revealed/let slip at New York Toy Fair this past February, the anticipation was very high and cautious optimism was felt by the collecting community for what Hasbro would reveal at San Diego Comic Con. But after the presentation ended, most of us felt that we didn’t need new underwear. I will be the first to admit that. Despite not losing bodily control, I still however was pleasantly surprised by what Hasbro offered. A ton of rumors that had been floating through the air were finally confirmed. And as I began to think why I didn’t do happy dances like I did in the past (most notably SDCC 2009), I realized that all of the rumors JTA has posted may have made us all (that’s us included just to clarify) have unrealistically high expectations. So, I decided to mill through the news archives at JTA to see just where we’re at with the rumor lists and break down where we are with Hasbro: the rumored versus the confirmed, to see how many are still outstanding. Click through for more.

Your truly has been "stalking" a local Walmart since about November 2012. It was one of the biggest victims of what collectors "un-affectionately" hail as "The Debacle of 2012". In the summer of 2013, it did receive the inaugural wave of The Black Series, which many figures from that wave sat and rotted for years, along with the Saga Legends wave 1. Just yesterday, for the first time ever, this particular location received a "new" case of wave 3. And would believe they rang up for $7.00 each (on clearance). If anyone thinks that "big box" retail should still have the right to sell these figures, well, I frankly don't know what to say to you. This is an extreme example, but it's not like other locations are rolling in a fantastic selection of the figures I want anyway. Click through for more.

SDCC Exclusive Jabba The Hutt's Throne Room Sets Arriving Non-Mint

Posted by Paul | August 17, 2014 at 07:22 PM EDT |

We have been receiving unhappy reports from readers that Hasbro Toy Shop is haphazardly shipping out the SDCC Jabba The Hutt's Throne Room in boxes that are much too big and contain very little supporting packaging materials. JTA reader Mike C. sends us proof that these aren't arriving in mint condition. But I am not sure if any of us expected that they would. Click through for a closer look.

Star Wars Rebels Mission Series Hits Amazon

Posted by Chuck | August 16, 2014 at 09:24 AM EDT |

The latest Mission Series sets have hit Amazon for pre-order. These are available to ship October 23. Click the images below to have a detailed look at each set. Thanks again to JTA reader Michael for alerting us!


SDCC Jabba Back In Stock at Hasbro Toy Shop!

Posted by Paul | August 14, 2014 at 01:04 PM EDT |

HasbroToyShop.com has the SDCC exclusive Jabba the Hutt's Throne Room Set up! Get it while you can! A big thanks to everyone who wrote in with this alert for the SECOND time!

The Black Series Battle On Endor Set On Toysrus.com

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM EDT |

If you want this set and haven't found it at brick-and-mortar (and don't want to resort to eBay), Toysrus.com has it up for order. Same price as retail and free standard shipping. Thanks Tray for the heads up!

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