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If you think that the updated “photorealistic” technology is the only thing that sets apart the 2019 version of Darth Vader (VC08) from the original 2010 release, you’re in for a rude awakening. Almost a full decade sets the figures apart from each other, and there is so much more you need to know. We’re going to let you know what you need to know.

Darth Vader (VC08) is our #1 most-visited review in our RDRs. It evidently resonates with collectors. So we spent hours updating the Photo Gallery (which now sports 72 images and comparison shots), updating text and new Editor’s and Collector Notes all to educate you on all the newness this figure brings to the table. Click the image below for the full experience!

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - 2-1B

Welcome to another one of our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ 2-1B action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

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Visual Guide Rewind - Snowtrooper - POTF2 [Green/Freeze Frame]

We are updating another Visual Guide from the [Green/Freeze Frame] Deluxe line. Click below to check out our updated Snowtrooper set. This was also today’s featured review. Check it out right here.

Snowtrooper - The Power of the Force [Green/Freeze Frame] - Deluxe Figures

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The Power Of The Force “2” [Green/Freeze Frame] Deluxe sets were awesome! Let’s now look at the Snowtrooper (With E-Web Heavy Repeating Blaster). It’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

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Let’s update our Visual Guide for the POTF2 [Green/Freeze Frame] Deluxe Hoth Rebel Soldier set. Click below to check out our newly created Visual Guide page, and make sure to also check out our recent review of this set right here.

Hoth Rebel Soldier - The Power of the Force [Green/Freeze Frame] - Deluxe Figures

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Review: Hoth Rebel Soldier - POTF2 [G/FF] - Deluxe

The Power Of The Force “2” [Green/Freeze Frame] Deluxe sets were awesome! Let’s finish looking at them Let’s begin with the Hoth Rebel Soldier (With Anti-Vehicle Laser Cannon). It’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Hoth Rebel Soldier

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Visual Guide Rewind - Expanded Universe - Vehicles

We are starting a new category of updates for our Visual Guides featuring modern updates to our older, outdated Visual Guides into our newer, cleaner, hi-resolution format. Our standard updates will focus on items that don’t previously exist in any Visual Guide format, while these new updates will rebuild our old guides. Our first Visual Guide Rewind features the last two Expanded Universe Vehicles from 1998. Click below to check out updates for both the Airspeeder and Cloud Card. Make sure to check out the Research Droids Reviews for these as well.

Airspeeder - Expanded Universe - Vehicles Cloud Car - Expanded Universe - Vehicles

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Review: Airspeeder [Ralph McQuarrie Concept] - EU - Vehicle

We’re finishing up the wonderful 1998 Expanded Universe line. Let’s end with the Ralph McQuarrie-inspired Airspeeder (with exclusive Airspeeder Pilot). This fantastic line STILL looks great today. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Airspeeder

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Review: Cloud Car [Ralph McQuarrie Concept] - EU - Vehicle

We’re looking at the incredible 1998 Expanded Universe line. All of the basic figures are completed, but we never got to the “concept art” vehicles. Let’s continue with the Ralph McQuarrie-partially-inspired Cloud Car (with exclusive Cloud Car Pilot). This fantastic line STILL looks excellent today. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Cloud Car

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Galaxy Of Adventures Rewrites Star Wars History

Today I would like to talk about the latest Galaxy Of Adventures short that features Leia. So far, the shorts used audio snippets from the original trilogy movies and more or less faithfully recreated the scenes from the movie using animation. For the latest Leia episode Lucasfilm did something different though, and I feel we should discuss it and what it means for both official canon and the overall franchise going forward. Click through for more details!

Star Wars: Truth vs Fiction

Find the mistake in this photo collage! (Click for the much larger version so you see what’s happening in better detail)

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We continue our Visual Guide updates with another visit to one of the neo-classic sub-lines from the POTF2 [Green/Freeze Frame] line: Complete Galaxy. Click below to check out Death Star With Darth Vader. Make sure to also check out our full review of this creative set right here.

Death Star With Darth Vader - POTF2 [Green/Freeze Frame] - Complete Galaxy

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We’re returning to The Power Of The Force “2” [Green/Freeze Frame] line. It’s time for Complete Galaxy! First up with Death Star With Darth Vader. Learn more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Death Star With Darth Vader

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Review: Boba Fett Vs. IG-88 - SOTE - Comic Packs

It’s time for Shadows Of The Empire! Let’s continue this fun multimedia event with the Boba Fett Vs. IG-88 Comic Packs set. It’s the focus of our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Boba Fett Vs. IG-88

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Our next Galaxy of Adventures wave 1 Visual Guide update features Darth Vader (The Villain). Click below to check out the full Visual Guide. Make sure to also swing by our review for a detailed analysis of this figure.

Darth Vader (The Villain) - Galaxy of Adventures

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - AT-AT Driver

Welcome to another one of our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ AT-AT Driver action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

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Yoda (The Master) is today’s Visual Guide update, the latest from wave 2 of the Galaxy of Adventures line. Click below to have a look at the full Visual Guide, and make sure to also visit our review for this figure right here.

Yoda (The Master) - Galaxy of Adventures

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Check out Han Solo (The Scoundrel), the next Visual Guide addition to the Galaxy of Adventures line. Click below for a full look at the guide page, and click here for a full look at our review.

Han Solo (The Scoundrel) - Galaxy of Adventures

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Lando Calrissian

Welcome to another one of our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Lando Calrissian action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

Lando Calrissian

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Review: Yoda (The Master) - GOA - Basic

Let’s continue looking at Galaxy Of Adventures wave 2! Yoda (The Master) is next! He’s the focus on our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Yoda (The Master)

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We are opening another new guide page (our 3rd in less than a month!). It’s time to add the Galaxy of Adventures figures to our Visual Guide database. Click below to check out Princess Leia (The Rebel). You can also read about this figure over in our review database as well.

Princess Leia (The Rebel) - Galaxy of Adventures

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Review: Han Solo (The Scoundrel) - GOA - Basic

Let’s continue looking at Galaxy Of Adventures wave 2! Han Solo (The Scoundrel) is next! He’s the focus on our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Han Solo (The Scoundrel)

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JTA Presents: Evolutions - Lobot

Welcome to another one our JTA Presents: Evolutions features! Let’s check out how close or far we are from having an ideal Hasbro 3.75″ Lobot action figure. Have we arrived at definitive status yet? Weigh in and let us know what conclusion you’ll come to by clicking through and adding your two cents in the comments!

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Review: Princess Leia (The Rebel) - GOA - Basic

We’re switching gears and are opening up Galaxy Of Adventures wave 2! Let’s begin with Princess Leia (The Rebel). She’s the focus on our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

Princess Leia (The Rebel)

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Visual Guide Update - IG-88 - The Black Series Archive

Our next Visual Guide update features the re-released IG-88 from the new The Black Series Archive line. Click below for a full look at this figure, and click here for our detailed review.

IG-88 - The Black Series Archive - 6-Inch Figures

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Review: IG-88 - TBSA - Six Inch Figure

It’s our final year of Research Droids Reviews! A new year means new figures! Let’s finish up the first wave of The Black Series Archive line with IG-88. What’s up with that paint job? Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or even comment about it on our Facebook page. Click the banner below for the direct link to the review! As always, you can also send your review requests via email if you’d like to see something that we didn’t cover yet.

IG-88

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