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Posted by Paul | May 30, 2014 at 10:34 AM EDT |
You can tell from today's review that we will be returning to look at some of the great products released in the Vinyl Collectible Dolls (VCD) line. We will be checking out a few here and there. But some of you may not know about three of the realistically styled VCD figures, each of which bring a uniqueness and specialty to any one-sixth scale figures line. When I reviewed these figures years ago, I feel I didn't give them the attention that they needed or deserved. So I retook their respective photo galleries which doubled and quadrupled the amount of images in the reviews to help show you why these are essential figures for your collection if you collect Sideshow Collectibles current 1:6 Scale Figures line. Save for Yoda, these characters are not attempted that often in collectible format. But Medicom Toy produced some amazing minimally articulated figures of these characters and I believe they're worth it to check out again.... in much better detail this time around.
In case you missed any, we have reviewed all four (4) Talking Star Wars Figures from the Disney Stores chains, complete with detailed commentary and a large photo gallery for each figure. See why you should not let these pass you by without a second glance.
Posted by Paul | May 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM EDT |
And there is another.... early look at an upcoming RDR. I just received the Security Battle Droids two-pack today and I generated the gallery and finished up the Collector Notes. Review is coming soon. But check out everything else now!
Posted by Paul | May 13, 2014 at 09:08 AM EDT |
Jedi Temple Archives provided you with the very first unboxing and full review of the Disney Stores Talking Stormtrooper. Now we're also providing you with the first unboxing and full review of the Disney Stores Talking Han Solo figure! See why you'll want this figure too! It's an early look at an upcoming RDR!
Posted by Paul | May 05, 2014 at 07:34 PM EDT |
We are gearing up our Visual Guides and RDRs for the new product coming this Summer/Fall. We have created two new categories: "Rebels" and "The Black Series [Phase II]". Keep in mind that ANY product that gets released under these respective line looks will go into these categories. (For example, Mission Series and Saga Legends will be packaged in the Star Wars: Rebels line look). Who do you hope to see from these lines? And what do you think about the line looks?Are they up to snuff? Let us know!
Posted by Paul | April 02, 2014 at 02:07 PM EDT |
Holy cow! Sideshow Collectibles takes a quote from our Research Droids Review of their awesome General Grievous 1:6 Scale Figure and posts it in their General Grievous give-away promotion video (and even calls us their friends)! It's incredibly awesome that they're reading what we have to say about their gorgeous products! Check it out!
Posted by Paul | March 21, 2014 at 10:50 PM EDT |
It's almost unbelievable, but Hasbro did indeed update the very boring 41st Elite Clone Trooper figure in The Black Series line. As you probably already know, we gave that figure one of the worst scores possible. (Many of our readers followed suit.) While not perfect, the revised figure is definitely a tremendous update. Sadly, at the moment there are no plans for this figure to arrive in the USA which will likely enrage many collectors. So we secured a sample for you to review (and another sample to be given away for a future promotion – details to follow) so that you can get a better idea of what this running change is all about. Most importantly, we ALSO cleared out the results of our voting poll. We'd ask that all of you who voted the first time to please revote on this figure based on how the variation looks now, not the debacle that was released earlier. Check out our revised photo gallery (36 total pictures now) and PLEASE cast your new vote in our poll!
The response to the Power Of The Jedi Research Droids Reviews has been incredible so far, and we just delved into this line. I have already received multiple requests to pose the original Kenner figures next to their POTJ updates (if it applies). I should obviously have known better that this would be desired. Anyway, I updated the reviews we have already posted, and future updates will include these comparison pics. We will also be providing comparison pictures for older POTF2 versions as well if they apply. Thank you for your feedback.
Posted by Chuck | March 12, 2014 at 03:31 PM EDT |
We've been hard at work behind the scenes adding tons of enhancements and improvements to our Research Droids Reviews database! One of our big additions is an all-new Quick Search page where you can jump straight to grouped results from the RDR database. With over 1,750 highly detailed reviews this helps narrow down exactly what you are looking for, and all the related products surrounding that collectible! So what are you waiting for, go play with our new feature!
Posted by Paul | March 11, 2014 at 03:25 PM EDT |
I thought I would "never" get through the Star Wars "Saga" figures but thankfully that goal was reached today (well, except for maybe a few repacked figures). A very good but large line, it was filled with awesome figures, but many left something to be desired. Thankfully, beginning tomorrow I will be delving into one of my personal favorite all-time basic figures line, the Power Of The Jedi line. The packaging was certainly mediocre at best, but it was the very first collection that housed everything under one banner: the Original Trilogy, the Expanded Universe and The Phantom Menace and what's especially nice is that Hasbro gave us a fair representation of all the various sources. Plus, we all got some amazing figures as well. I also know for a fact it is a favorite collection amongst many of my colleagues. We will be mixing up the daily reviews to stretch out POTJ as long as possible, so be sure to join us as we dive in head first with some of POTJ's best. It all begins tomorrow!
Posted by Paul | February 28, 2014 at 10:56 PM EDT |
Coming soon to Research Droids Reviews!
A new month begins tomorrow and we thought it would be a fantastic time to introduce our readers to a freshened up look to our Research Droids Reviews. So here is an advanced tease. Check out our new banner and be sure to visit our Research Droids Reviews index page where you'll see this new banner, an updated search menu and lastly the category banner added to every review page. (You can click on that category/collection banner to be take to the full database of collectibles under that category.) Thank you for your continued support and making this column a success and bringing us over 5.5 million hits collectively. You guys and gals rock!
Posted by Paul | February 17, 2014 at 08:38 PM EDT |
We were quite surprised to hear some comments from our readers about The Black Series 6" Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) and Stormtrooper from the perspective that they didn't know much about them until they showed up in our Toy Fair galleries. We thought we would jog your memory a bit about that. We have provided full galleries and reviews on these great figures in January. To catch up, click any thumbnail above to be taken to that review.
Posted by Paul | January 26, 2014 at 08:01 AM EDT |
Hey, did you know you can "almost" get both outfits of General Jan Dodonna (Battle Of Yavin) by getting another figure in the Star Wars "Saga" line and swapping parts? See how this is possible and check out a great figure in our Research Droids Reviews today. Be sure to leave your own thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even leave comments about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your own personal review requests via email if you'd like to see something that we didn't cover yet.
Posted by Paul | January 19, 2014 at 02:43 PM EDT |
It's been a whirlwind with Sideshow Collectibles lately. We blew through a whole bunch of recently released incredible collectibles, so we thought we'd quickly recap some of the best pieces worthy of consideration for you own Star Wars collection. These things get released at such a brisk rate it's hard to catch up with them all. For complete details on Chewbacca (Premium Format Figure), Darth Malgus (Premium Format Figure), Clone Commander Wolffe (104th Battalion) (1:6 Scale Figure), Darth Vader [ROTJ] (1:6 Scale Figure) or Darth Malgus (The Old Republic) (1:6 Scale Figure), click any thumbnail below to visit our RDRs where you can see a plethora of images and details on why these are some of their greatest efforts to date!
Posted by Paul | January 15, 2014 at 12:13 PM EDT |
Posted by Paul | December 22, 2013 at 08:40 PM EDT |
Back in April 2010, before we had the audience that we have now (meaning the report we made didn't spread that far throughout the community), we exclusively reported about a super-rare variation of the Darth Krayt/Sigel Dare Comic Packs set. A running change to this set was made in wave 2 of the red Legacy Collection Comic Packs line, as the set was carried forward, that almost immediately evaporated from store shelves. The reason this running change is rare is because wave 2 (Tholme/Ulic Qel-Droma/Exar Kun) barely arrived at retail. You can read the original report HERE, but simply put, Hasbro COMPLETELY reinvented the paint operations on Sigel Dare's face (and even changed the color of her armor a bit) which allowed her to look pretty darn attractive and making the Comic Packs set ultimately worth it. We say all that to let you know that we have finally updated the gallery from 2009 in our review of the piece. It now sports a 32 image gallery with plenty of notes why you need this set if you're a fan of the Star Wars: Legacy comic series. The set goes for RIDICULOUS money on eBay, but if you bookmark the link, you may be able to grab it for a deal. But getting the rare variation with improved paint operations? Well, good luck on that! Check out our updated RDR HERE.
Posted by Paul | December 18, 2013 at 06:57 PM EDT |
We had every intention in the world to reserve the Yoda (Holiday Edition) Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figure for our Christmas Day RDR, but once we realized the GIFT that Gentle Giant Ltd. gave us inside of it, we had to share it immediately with our readers. Gentle Giant Ltd.: you have really impressed us. We can't imagine anything more we would rather receive for the holidays this year. See why you'll do anything to get this collectible this year by clicking through to our advanced RDR look at this stunning holiday item.
Posted by Paul | December 17, 2013 at 09:42 AM EDT |
We have already finished our look at wave two of the Mission Series line in our RDRs, but we have more coming! Complete Visual Guides with carded shots are also in the works, so stay tuned for that update; COMING SOON!
The point of this post is twofold. Firstly, we just compiled our stats for November and as of December 1st we're thrilled to announce that we have hit 5.1 million hits in our RDR database. That means very much to us, so thank you. Secondly, while on vacation, I updated some of our older galleries including figures from Star Wars [Shadow Of The Dark Side], The Vintage Collection, and The Legacy Collection. Some of you may have seen some of these sneak peek updates on our Facebook page, but click through to see what I've updated. Once again, thank you and I hope you enjoy some of the new galleries.
It's a wrap! We sincerely thank you for checking out our early look of wave 3 of The Black Series and commenting on what you think of these five figures. Interestingly enough, they have just started showing up as "available" at some online etailers. Keep a watchful eye for these. As you know, The Black Series continually becomes more and more interesting and these are five perfect examples of this. Check out all 3.75" and 6" The Black Series figures in our Visual Guides and/or Research Droids Reviews.
Posted by Paul | November 10, 2013 at 12:03 AM EDT |
JTA brought you the rumor report that they were coming. JTA brought you the first look of the production figures. And now JTA provides you with the first complete look at the entire wave 3 of The Black Series 3.75" line in full gallery and review form. We hope you enjoy looking at these figures as much as we had putting these galleries and reviews together for you. Click through to check out what may be universally considered the first fully exciting wave of The Black Series line.
Posted by Paul | October 28, 2013 at 08:48 PM EDT |
These will be posted daily one by one, but as a courtesy, click any thumbnail below right now to be taken to our brand new Legacy Collection "2" category and catch up on all seven figures that make up this awesome Amazon.com exclusive! That's all folks. Goodnight. See you in the morning! Zzzzzz......
Posted by Paul | October 26, 2013 at 08:40 PM EDT |
JTA moderator Bombadgungan alerts us that the Toys R Us near him in Oregon has marked up the Republic Gunship to $124.99. Interesting. Could there be a sale coming up? (TRU is notorious for marking things up right before putting them on sale.) If you'd like to know more about this gorgeous ship, be sure to learn everything about it in our Research Droids Reviews.
Posted by Paul | September 28, 2013 at 11:51 PM EDT |
Here is an early look at wave 2 of The Black Series. Full Visual Analyses and Collector Notes are completed, but the General Analyses (review portions) have yet to be written (but will be ready when we post them daily in our Research Droids Reviews news posts). Click through to enjoy wave 2 of The Black Series!! Special thanks to Brian's Toys for sponsoring this wave of figures for us!
Posted by Paul | September 28, 2013 at 02:57 PM EDT |
Posted by Paul | September 26, 2013 at 01:35 PM EDT |
Exactly one year ago TODAY (where in the world does the time go), Jedi Temple Archives provided you with an advanced first look at the final wave of The Vintage Collection via our Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides. It's unbelievable the trail the line has taken in one short year; most of which has been for the worse and not better sadly. We hope that we learn some new and exciting things at the Hasbro Preview Party so that we all can experience again what the line at its greatness brought us. It may not return as magnificent as it once was, but we're hopeful that whatever is announced will incite collectors to be zealous for the line again. Click any of the links above to refresh your memory of when times were significantly better. And who knows, maybe we'll have another advanced look surprise in the future. Only time will tell.
Posted by Paul | September 21, 2013 at 10:52 PM EDT |
I have been hard at work behind the scenes updating some of our earliest Premium Format Figures RDRs. Now updated with new Collector Notes, revised analyses and nearly triple the images as originally presented, please click any of the thumbnails below to enjoy any or all of these updates to one of Sideshow Collectibles' best line of products. (Don't forget to check out our complete database on them either RIGHT HERE also.)
Posted by Paul | September 19, 2013 at 09:48 PM EDT |
There are many issues and strong opinions when it comes to The Black Series, but let us not forget that Hasbro gave us three incredible vehicles from The Vintage Collection with the last 60 days too. Yes, some have their share of issues too, but they have been for the most part incredible additions to our Star Wars collections. If you have missed JTA's presentations of the three classic vehicles that were just released, then be sure to catch up now learning about them in our Research Droids Reviews where we look at each vehicle in great detail. Both boxed and loose shots are available in the gallery as well as a detailed breakdown about what's makes them unique in the geenral analysis. Click the appropriate links below to access Slave I (Boba Fett's Spaceship), X-wing Fighter and/or the TIE Interceptor.