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February 2008

LEGO Luke Skywalker Maquette at

Posted by Chuck | February 29, 2008 at 07:51 AM ET | has a limited number of the LEGO Luke Skywalker Maquettes available right now. If you are still looking for one of these, swing by and pick it up before it is gone!

Cartamundi Playing Card Decks Available at Sideshow

Posted by Chuck | February 28, 2008 at 11:18 PM ET |

    Sideshow Collectibles has the new playing cards from Cartamundi now available for preorder. Check out the A New Hope 30th Anniversary Playing Card Deck & the set of three 'Posters, Villains & Heroes' foil decks, each packaged in a nice display box.

Urban-Collector News Update

Posted by Chuck | February 28, 2008 at 05:37 PM ET |

    Urban-Collector has some great new collectibles available for Pre-Order now.   Click here for a small sampling of our new Pre-Orders and Arrivals.  Visit Urban-Collector to see our complete list of merchandise.

Gentle Giant Holographic Darth Maul Available Online

Posted by Chuck | February 27, 2008 at 08:46 PM ET |

    Gentle Giant has opened up orders for the exclusive Holographic Darth Maul Light-Up Mini Bust. This is NOT a raffle, this is first come first order, opened to Premier Guild members first, for one week, then to everyone if quantities remain. You must be logged in to see this available. They only have an allotment of 1000, so don't wait if you are thinking about this one!

The Saber Vault News Alert

Posted by Chuck | February 27, 2008 at 08:27 AM ET |

    Only a few left!  That's right, with these on sale, where most places are selling them for retail, Yoda ROTS FX and Vader ANH FX sabers will be gone very soon!  Don't wait and pay more when you can get them for less! 

Also, still less than retail is the Luke ROTJ V.2 LE Lightsaber.  This is the last lightsaber Master Replicas will do.  It is quite fitting though...MR started with the Luke ROTJ LE and they finished with the Luke ROTJ V.2 LE.  The first Luke is selling for three times the retail price when they were originally for sale, and that lightsaber only had 10 seconds of screen time.  This one is on Luke's belt through out the entire movie, as well on the emperor's chair. There is no telling how much more than retail this one will be in just one year, not to mention five years.

The Saber Vault

ACPin Update: Hoth & Indiana Jones LEGO Store Display

Posted by Chuck | February 25, 2008 at 09:00 PM ET |

    Check out the latest creations from our pals at ACPin:

Hoth Display
- Due to the great feedback on the first MOC that I've done for the LEGO store at Bridgewater Mall in New Jersey, I've been asked to build a new one to replace it. The theme this time is Hoth which many will recognize as a composite of previous scenes that I've done and this will be on for the next month or two. 

Indiana Jones Tank
- Since it's very unlikely that the tank would be done for the Indiana Jones sets, I tried to do my version of it based from pics that I found in the book From Star Wars To Indiana Jones. It's also on display at the LEGO store.

Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

Posted by Chuck | February 25, 2008 at 08:08 PM ET |

   Hi - Here is a quick update from about many exciting new arrivals and more cool preorders.

Sideshow Collectibles Leap Year Special: Free Shipping

Posted by Chuck | February 25, 2008 at 06:53 PM ET |

    Sideshow Collectibles is offering free shipping for instock products from now until February 29th at 11:59 PM (PST). All the details (and restrictions) here!

Toy Fair 2008 - Hasbro Force FX Lightsabers Update

Posted by Nick | February 24, 2008 at 01:23 PM ET |

    Curious to know what's going on with the Force FX Lightsabers? We had a chance to talk to the Hasbro team during Toy Fair. Click here to find out all the details...

Celebration Japan Announced for July

Posted by Chuck | February 23, 2008 at 09:34 PM ET |

    It looks like Japan is getting in on the official 30th Anniversary Celebration too. has the official announcement...

Brian's Toys Newsletter #451

Posted by Chuck | February 23, 2008 at 08:25 PM ET |

     Brian's Toys will be receiving their shipment of 2008 Collection wave 1 and wave 2 carded figures in the middle of next week, and all pre-orders will begin processing.  If you have not pre-ordered yet, do so now so that you can receive the figures before we sell out.  Come check out our new inventory of Spider-Man CGC graded comics, including a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, Spider-Man's first appearance!  Brian's Toys also has more Lego Star Wars in-stock so you can continue 'building' your collection!  Plenty of new Vintage Star Wars 20/21 backs are now available as well.  For more of a great selection of collectibles from Star Wars to G.I. Joe, come to

Brian's Toys

Toy Fair 2008 - Video of AT-TE In Action

Posted by Chuck | February 23, 2008 at 03:05 PM ET |

    Today we have a small tidbit to add to our 2008 Toy Fair Coverage. Click here to check out some video of the new AT-TE in action. And, for our extreme die-hards, you can download a supersized high definition copy too!

Han Solo in Carbonite... Desk?

Posted by Chuck | February 22, 2008 at 10:20 PM ET |

    How's this for a unique collectible? Stop by to check out an awesome Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite desk...

Urban-Collector Newsletter

Posted by Chuck | February 22, 2008 at 04:40 PM ET |

    Urban-Collector has more fan favorite Master Replicas Star Wars products this week as well as a great sampling of February preorders. For a comprehensive list of Products, visit Urban-Collector.

Sideshow Collectibles - Obi-Wan in Clone Armor Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | February 22, 2008 at 06:44 AM ET |

    Don't forget! Today is the day to order the new Sideshow Obi-Wan in Armor - Clone Wars 12" figure. Pre-orders start today at 10AM PST.

Toy Fair 2008 - JTA's New York City Adventure

Posted by Chuck | February 21, 2008 at 07:52 PM ET |

    There's more to do in NY than look at toys, you know! Our final gallery page for the 2008 NY Toy Fair features some of our adventures around New York City with friends and family. Thanks for tuning in for our full Toy Fair Coverage!

Toy Fair 2008 - Hasbro Press Pictures

Posted by Chuck | February 21, 2008 at 04:19 PM ET |

    Now that you've seen all of our pictures, it's time to feature some from Hasbro. After the Hasbro Showroom tour we received a thumb drive full of official press pictures. Here's a gallery featuring almost everything we saw in the Hasbro Showroom.

Toy Fair 2008 - LEGO Exclusive 360° Visual Guide

Posted by Chuck | February 20, 2008 at 07:58 PM ET |

    We have another small Toy Fair related update tonight. Click below to check out our special Visual Guide featuring the LEGO Indiana Jones/Han Solo Transformation Chamber. This 360° view will give you an idea of what exactly this exclusive does.

Toy Fair 2008 - Web Site Roundup

Posted by Chuck | February 20, 2008 at 06:15 PM ET |

    As Toy Fair winds down, so does our coverage. We have a few more things to bring you over the next few days, but in the mean time take a look at what the rest of the Star Wars community is doing with their Toy Fair coverage in our Toy Fair Roundup.

Toy Fair 2008 - Javits Center Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 19, 2008 at 08:39 PM ET |

    More updates from around Javits Convention Center. What? You mean Hasbro, Koto, Gentle Giant, and LEGO arn't the only hot Star Wars licenses out there? Check out some of the items from Diamond Select Toys, Revell, Carta Mundi, Funco, Basic Fun, and more! These feature items like key chains, bobbleheads, playing cards, poker chips, models, framed pictures, and yes, even kites. Check it all out on our Miscellaneous Coverage page!

Toy Fair 2008 - Kotobukiya Report & Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 19, 2008 at 03:44 PM ET |

    We've got continuing coverage of Toy Fair, with our full report and photo gallery from Kotobukiya's showroom. And, make sure to check out the end of the report for some images of a very cool Clone Wars poster that Kotobukiya had displayed on their wall.

Toy Fair 2008 - Hasbro & LEGO Exclusives

Posted by Chuck | February 19, 2008 at 01:21 PM ET |

    It's time to take a look at what kind of exclusives made it to this years Toy Fair. Check out our main Toy Fair page for galleries of what very limited items both Hasbro and LEGO handed out...

Toy Fair 2008 - Diamond Select Toys Report

Posted by Nick | February 19, 2008 at 10:21 AM ET |

    Diamond Select Toys surprised everyone at this years Toy Fair with the announcement of some some very nice (and well priced) Star Wars collectibles! Read our full report of what you can expect from Diamond Select Toys in 2008 (and beyond).

Toy Fair 2008 - LEGO Report & Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2008 at 11:22 PM ET |

    It's time to talk LEGO! Stop by our LEGO page to see what's in store for LEGO in 2008 as we show you a gallery from the annual LEGO Collectors Party. And, LEGO outdid themselves with their parting gift this year! Tune in tomorrow to see what super-cool limited edition (only 100) gift LEGO handed out. Let's just say Star Wars AND Indy fans will be drooling...

Sideshow Collectibles - RAH Episode II Clone Trooper

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2008 at 11:04 PM ET |

    Real Action Hero fans get a nice treat today: introducing the Episode 2 Clone Trooper RAH! These super articulated treats don't disappoint, and an Episode 2 clone is sure to be on the want list of a lot of collectors! This is available for pre-order right now from Sideshow Collectibles!

The Saber Vault News Alert

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2008 at 11:03 PM ET |

    The Saber Vault still has Master Replicas Luke ROTJ V.2 LE lightsabers on sale for BELOW retail!  These are retailer exclusives, and is the LAST Master Replicas lightsaber made.  Not many of these are left, so be sure to pick one up before the prices go above retail!

Also, YODA ROTS FX saber are on SALE!  They have always been below retail, but now they are WAAAY below retail, only $85!!!  MR isn't making these any more either, and with only a few left, these won't last long at all!!

And speaking of FX sabers, Darth Vader ANH FX sabers are still on sale for $85.

The Saber Vault

Sideshow Collectibles - Obi-Wan in Clone Armor 12'' Figure

Posted by Chuck | February 18, 2008 at 10:53 PM ET |

    Sideshow's second Toy Fair Update is a big one for Star Wars fans, introducing their first armored soldier... sort of. Obi-Wan in Armor - Clone Wars 12" figure. Pre-orders start this Friday at 10AM PST, so have your account and newsletter sign-up all ready to go if you want this one!

Toy Fair 2008 - Gentle Giant Report & Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 17, 2008 at 01:06 PM ET |

     Gentle Giant had their usual offering of new and exciting products at Toy Fair this year. Stop by our in-depth report and photo gallery for all the latest from Gentle Giant!

Brian's Toys Newsletter #450

Posted by Chuck | February 17, 2008 at 09:38 AM ET |

     This week at Brian's Toys, new 2008 Evolutions and Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Star fighter are now in-stock!  For our collectors, we have TEN of the the Vintage Rare 3-Packs from the Imperial Set to the Droids Set.  Sideshow's 12" Palpatine has finally arrived, which includes two figures, one Chancellor Palpatine and one Emperor.  Looking to complete your Disney Star Tours collection?  Stitch as Emperor is back in stock!  For more great collectibles, check out!

Toy Fair 2008 - Hasbro Report & Gallery

Posted by Chuck | February 17, 2008 at 02:55 AM ET |

    Now it's time for our IN DEPTH report on what Hasbro has to offer for just some of 2008! Click here for our report and gallery!

Toy Fair 2008 - Hasbro Presentation

Posted by Chuck | February 16, 2008 at 11:38 PM ET |

     As usual, Toy Fair has proved to be a whirlwind of information. While we wrap our heads around the hundreds of images we took, you can sit back and take a look at the Hasbro presentation for 2008, just to whet your appetite! Stay tuned though, because before we hit the sack you can expect some nice JTA-style galleries from both Hasbro and Gentle Giant!

Han Solo Character Key at

Posted by Chuck | February 16, 2008 at 08:21 AM ET | has the latest Acme Character Key ready for pre-order: Han Solo. These are limited to 1000 and ship this March. Thanks to Scott from Tulsa for the heads up!

Sideshow Collectibles - Poker Chips & Playing Cards

Posted by Chuck | February 15, 2008 at 05:56 AM ET |

    Sideshow Collectibles is distributing a limited number of poker sets and playing card proof sheets from Cartamundi. Stop by and check them out!


Hasbro is Gearing Up For The Clone Wars

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2008 at 10:20 PM ET |

    Hasbro is getting ready for Toy Fair, and here's what you can expect! Look for some pictures this weekend from our Toy Fair coverage.

Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2008 at 10:14 PM ET |

Visual Guide Update - Gentle Giant Bacura Mini Bust

Posted by Chuck | February 14, 2008 at 04:31 PM ET |

     Commander Bacura rounds out our hard-to-find Gentle Giant Commander Exclusives. Click below for the last Commander Mini Bust from 2007 to be added to the Visual Guides.

Jedi Temple Archives Toy Fair 2008 Coverage

Posted by Chuck | February 13, 2008 at 10:38 PM ET |

    It's that time again! Toy Fair is just days away and we are all set to bring you full coverage. We've got our Toy Fair page up and ready, so bookmark it and check back all weekend long for updates, from Hasbro, Gentle Giant, LEGO, Kotobukiya, and more!

Visual Guide Update - TAC Po Nudo

Posted by Chuck | February 13, 2008 at 08:16 PM ET |

    Chalk up another figure for that ever-expanding Senate diorama! Too bad he chose the wrong side to support! Po Nudo gets added to the 2008 TAC Visual Guides!

Saber-Stand Update

Posted by Chuck | February 13, 2008 at 07:20 PM ET |

     Saber-Stand wanted us to let you know of the best way to safely store your Force-FX Lightsabers: vertically. Sabers stored horizontally over time will cause the blade to warp, ruining your expensive toy! Stop by and see what they have to offer!

Clone Wars in Hi-Res!

Posted by Chuck | February 13, 2008 at 07:06 PM ET |

    Clone Wars is the buzz of the week, and Aint It Cool News has 3 super, mega, Emperor sized images from the new series! Stop by and check out these sweet graphics in hi-res, and if you are like me, you'll have one as your wallpaper before you even finish the article!

Visual Guide Update - TAC 2-1B Surgical Droid

Posted by Chuck | February 12, 2008 at 06:55 PM ET |

    Next up for the 2008 TAC figure line is a very articulated 2-1B surgical droid, responsible for helping to assemble Darth Vader. Click below for details.

The Saber Vault Has an Artist Proof Yoda Lightsaber

Posted by Chuck | February 12, 2008 at 09:11 AM ET |

    The Saber Vault has done it again!  They've been able to acquire a ultra rare artist proof of Yoda's ROTS lightsaber!!  What better than to have the rarest of items to represent the most powerful Jedi Master!  The catch is they only have ONE, so if you want it, you better act fast!!  There's no telling when an opportunity like this will come again!

The Saber Vault

It's Official: Clone Wars Gets a Theatrical Release!

Posted by Chuck | February 11, 2008 at 11:46 PM ET |

    It looks like the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Clone Wars will indeed be getting a full theatrical release before it's fall kickoff. Look for the Wars to start on August 15th! Read the full report at

    Look for Star Wars: The Clone Wars to debut on Cartoon Network this fall! Want even more info? Check out the first of the new web documentaries right here!

Visual Guide Update - TAC Tri-Droid

Posted by Chuck | February 11, 2008 at 11:26 PM ET |

    The 2008 TAC figure line gets another update tonight. Check out the all new Tri-Droid, a figure that is much bigger than he appears in the packaging...

Urban-Collector Newsletter

Posted by Chuck | February 11, 2008 at 11:23 PM ET |

    This last week we have received several shipments from Master Replicas with Star Wars merchandise.  We are also featuring some cool new Pre-Orders this week.  Here is a highlight of some of our new arrivals and pre-orders.  Stop by Urban-Collector to see our complete item list.

Visual Guide Update - TAC Kashyyyk Trooper

Posted by Chuck | February 10, 2008 at 08:54 PM ET |

    Another version of the Kashyyyk Trooper makes its debut in the first wave of 2008 TAC figures. This time, he's more movie accurate and sports a semi-removable visor. With the start of the 2008 TAC figures, the trusty ol' figure stands replace the coins as the pack-in of choice...

The Saber Vault News Alert

Posted by Chuck | February 10, 2008 at 03:46 PM ET |

    Almost gone!  The mini items are moving so fast off the shelf that they are in danger of breaking the sound barrier!  Several mini items have already sold out, and only a few are left.  Less than 6 mini lightsaber cases are left, and even fewer of some of the other items.  Get them fast before everything is gone!

The Saber Vault

Brian's Toys Newsletter #449

Posted by Chuck | February 09, 2008 at 11:44 PM ET |

    Check out Brian's Toys new Star Wars Lego items, which includes a giant Star Destroyer and tons of other vehicles!  For new items this week we have the Master Replicas 501st Legion Special Ops helmet, an awesome replication of a battle damaged Clone Trooper from Revenge of the Sith.  Now in stock is the final Master Replicas Star Wars item, the limited edition Luke Skywalker Jedi lightsaber hilt from Return of the Jedi!  For more great collectibles from Star Wars to G.I. Joe, check out!

Brian's Toys

Kotobukiya Spotlight: Anakin Skywalker (Episode II)

Posted by Chuck | February 09, 2008 at 11:41 PM ET |

     This time for our Kotobukiya Spotlight Series we'll take a step back in time to take a look at Anakin Skywalker from Episode II...

Kotobukiya Spotlight: Anakin Skywalker (AOTC)

Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

Posted by Chuck | February 09, 2008 at 09:50 AM ET |

   Hi - Here is a quick update from about another big sale we are running, a large ebay auction, and info on many new arrivals and more upcoming products:

Gentle Giant Obi-Wan in Clone Armor Mini-Bust Announced

Posted by Chuck | February 08, 2008 at 04:34 PM ET |

    For many months rumors have been flying around with nothing able to be confirmed or denied about this mysterious piece….until now!

Sideshow Adds QTVR Views to Their Lastest Products

Posted by Chuck | February 07, 2008 at 11:24 PM ET |

    Stop by Sideshow Collectibles to see their latest products in 360 degrees. Both the 1:1 Palpatine Bust and the 1/6th scale Luke Skywalker have updated their product pages and can now be viewed in QTVR...

Saber-Stand Update

Posted by Chuck | February 06, 2008 at 07:33 PM ET |

    The good news is that Force FX sabers are not going anywhere now that Hasbro has picked them up... the better news is you'll still have Saber-Stand to to display them! If you need more than one, make sure you stop by their site to see how you can get a free one with your purchase!

2008 Hyperspace Membership Kit Details

Posted by Chuck | February 05, 2008 at 06:47 AM ET |

    Want a sneak peak at what you will be getting in the 2008 hyperspace membership kit? has all the details...

A First Look at the New Clone Wars Packaging

Posted by Chuck | February 05, 2008 at 06:37 AM ET |

    Stop by to check out the slick new packaging design for the upcoming Clone Wars line...

Hasbro Q&A Roundup - Week of February 1st, 2008

Posted by Chuck | February 04, 2008 at 08:37 PM ET |

    Stop by our forums for this round of our Hasbro Q&A Roundup Report featuring all the questions (and answers) from around the Star Wars Collecting universe...

ACPin Update: FBTB Steam Wars Contest

Posted by Chuck | February 04, 2008 at 09:58 AM ET |

    Our friends over at ACPin check in with their latest creation :

Here's the latest update on a new creation for the FBTB Steam Wars Contest loosely based from the initial concept sketches of Jabba's Sail Barge.

Brian's Toys Newsletter #448

Posted by Chuck | February 03, 2008 at 09:37 AM ET |

     We've reduced prices on some of our hottest F/X Lightsabers.  Darth Vader ANH and Luke Skywalker ANH F/X sabers are now $89.99, Yoda $79.99!  Several 2008 items will be arriving soon, which include the Obi-Wan Blue Starfighter and AT-AP Walker vehicles.  Place your pre-orders now.  We've also received one of the most sought-after Star Wars collectibles, a vintage double-telescoping Ben Kenobi figure, AFA graded 75!  Finally, Masters of the Universe exclusive King Randor NECA statue is in stock.  For more great collectibles, check out Brian's Toys at for the latest Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers, and more!

Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update - TAC Hoth Ultimate Battle Pack, pt. 3

Posted by Chuck | February 03, 2008 at 09:34 AM ET |

     Today we round out the Battle of Hoth Ultimate Battle Pack with the Imperial troops...



Clearance Sale at

Posted by Chuck | February 02, 2008 at 10:51 AM ET |

    Stop by for a huge clearance sale... Some items up to 60% off...

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #47

Posted by Chuck | February 01, 2008 at 07:10 PM ET |

    It's time for another Hasbro Q&A here at JTA...

Hasbro Reports in with an Update...

Posted by Chuck | February 01, 2008 at 06:51 PM ET |

    A message from the Hasbro team concerning upcoming waves:

We have previously announced that there would be three waves of our 30th Anniversary basic figures in Spring.  That has now been changed...

The Saber Vault News Update

Posted by Chuck | February 01, 2008 at 07:56 AM ET |

IN STOCK!!! That's right, the Retailer Exclusive Luke Skywalker Return of the Jedi V.2 Limited Edition lightsaber is in stock at The Saber Vault! This will be your last chance to pick up the replica that was on Luke's belt during the entire film! And the best's $50 less the retail!

Also in stock is the Yoda ROTS FX lightsaber and Vader ANH FX lightsaber. Less than 20 of each in stock!

The Saber Vault

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