As you know, Jedi Temple Archives ended the daily Research Droids Reviews column yesterday. (Thank you for all of the kind words by the way. You all made my day.) That said, we’re not retiring them “completely.” We’d like to introduce what we’re calling Research Droids Reviews: Season 12. It’s like a Research Droids Reviews 2.0 for all. After 11 years of 4,018 daily nonstop reviews, the volume will come to a noticeable slowdown. The column will no longer be daily, but we will still review new products as they get released. The format and delivery won’t change much at all. Additionally, we will also post a review of older things no more than once per week during the lulls without new releases. Thank you for reading, and I hope this announcement is good news for our readership! Join us for RDRs: Season 12! Come back later for the first review of this new season! Let’s shoot for another 25 million visits, OK?
There are only two days left for our daily Research Droids Reviews column. I put together some words for you expressing my thankfulness and my appreciation for your consistency and your dedication as readers. And I go down some lanes of memory to recapture some important moments on how this column came to be and grew. I encourage you to click through and read my thoughts. Thank you!
As you know, today is the 10th anniversary of our review column, and today was supposed to end the run of the daily column officially. But our Research Droids Reviews column will continue for a little while longer. Between all of the great stuff coming to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back to the conclusion of the Skywalker saga, we feel things need to stay status quo for the time being to get everything archived as required. In the meantime, we’ll forge ahead with our 20th Anniversary of The Phantom Menace celebration. Thank you for your support!
We’re gearing up to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of The Phantom Menace JTA style! On midnight, May 3rd, on the 20th anniversary of Toys R Us’ Midnight Madness Event, we’re launching all-new Episode I-focused Research Droids Reviews. Additionally, we’re posting a “FlashBack” CommTech review of a past basic figure, already in our database, throughout the month of May. Stay tuned for the fun, and be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments in the reviews!
We’ve completed our vintage Kenner Research Droids Reviews. Please click through for a thank you, an overview and an important announcement.
You saw our recap of The Clone Wars [Blue] line yesterday. Let’s take a look at what was offered in The Clone Wars [Red] line. Now that THE CLONE WARS television show is back, we hope that these posts can inspire both Hasbro to get the creative juices flowing again and get out some of their greatest hits from years’ past in addition to tooling new characters they never got to yet (even the cancelled ones). Please click through to check out The Clone Wars [Red] line that ran from 2009 through 2010. Links for Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides are provided. And if you don’t see the RDR button, it just means that we only have the review and not the Visual Guide to that item. Enjoy! We’re locking the comments on THIS article, so feel free to relive your memories in the actual review pages. THANK YOU!
Over the next week, we’re going to recap the outrageously wonderful The Clone Wars lines from Hasbro. It ran for an incredible five years. It started humbly, then gained momentum and reached its peak by its third year. It then went out like a lamb its last two years, sadly. It went from a mainline to a sub-line until it finally was absorbed into the general basic figure line. But now THE CLONE WARS television show is back (some of the most fabulous news out of Disney Star Wars to date)! We hope that these posts can inspire Hasbro to get the creative juices flowing again. We want to see them get out some of their greatest hits from years’ past in addition to tooling new characters they never got to yet (even the canceled ones). Based on the Rebels line, it appears that Hasbro is more than likely to go with an “animated” approach to this revived Star Wars Entertainment. It would complement the previous lines wonderfully too, but it’s also likely that articulation will take a back seat and not be a focal point. Hasbro will see this as a kids’ line when the new episodes air. Anyway, click through to check out The Clone Wars [Blue] line that ran from 2008 through 2009. We’ve provided links for Research Droids Reviews and Visual Guides below. And if you don’t see the RDR button, it just means that we only have the review and not the Visual Guide to that item. Enjoy! We’re locking the comments on THIS article, so feel free to relive your memories in the actual review pages. THANK YOU!
Disney may be on pace to announce a new series of Star Wars films each week, but JTA hasn’t forgotten about Star Wars: The Clone Wars and this week we’ll be looking at one of the series’ best episodes. Click the banner below to read our full review of the season one classic, “Trespass.”
I have a lot to say about The Last Jedi. Click the banner below to read JTA’s review of Episode VIII. BEWARE: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS FULL SPOILERS FOR THE LAST JEDI.
I have good news and bad news. The good news is that we have another Star Wars: The Clone Wars review for you. The bad news is that the episode heavily features Jar Jar Binks, and he isn’t even voiced by Amed Best. Click the banner below to read the full review!
The latest two-part episode of Star Wars Rebels featured the return of Saw Gerrera and several Rogue One connections. Click the banner below to read the full review.
Forces of Destiny returned with a half-hour television special earlier this month. The special mixed existing material with four brand new micro-episodes. Click through to read our review of the first Forces of Destiny television special!
The official publication date is a few days out yet, but we’re happy to provide you with an early look at the photo gallery and review to Disney Parks’ BB-8 Droid Factory figure. We’re underwhelmed (and it has nothing to do with being a character from The Force Awakens). Find out why.
Once again, thank you for another incredible year checking out our FlashBack Reviews, a subset of our Research Droids Reviews. We’ve just celebrated our 8th year of RDRs and to date we have accumulated 15.5 million views. As a reminder, FlashBack Reviews are really just a “fancy” way for JTA to let our readers know that we’re updating our photo galleries and the review content like the Collector Notes (and so forth) on the best (and sometimes worst) Star Wars collectibles money can buy. FlashBack Reviews will be “closed” from June through August, returning on September 1st 2017 when we will focus on the incredible toys from The Vintage Collection (for obvious reasons). It’s time to get into TVC mode! So be sure to check out FlashBack Reviews again when it returns this September 1st! Please note this will have no effect on our Research Droids Reviews column. Catch our latest FlashBack Reviews HERE.
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