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Here’s another Episode I product! Do you remember the Walmart exclusive “Light-Up” figures that didn’t sell? Let’s finish them up with the Qui-Gon Jinn (Figure As Holograph) (Light-Up) release. It’s nice and 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 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.

Qui-Gon Jinn (Figure As Holograph) (Light-Up)

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Even though this is not directly related to Star Wars, it may still be of interest to many. The Hollywood Reporter has an article on their website saying that JJ Abrams and his production company Bad Robot are close to finalizing a $500 million deal with WarnerMedia. Abrams, who was under contract with Paramount (not that he made any movies for them in recent years, thanks to Star Wars), is already said to move the feature film deal over from Viacom (Paramount) to WarnerMedia. That probably means Abrams will no longer be involved with Star Wars (or Star Trek) in the future, unless Disney pays WarnerMedia for the services of JJ Abrams, which seems unlikely.

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Today’s Visual Guide update features Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Mentor) from Galaxy of Adventures. Click below for our Visual Guide page, and click here for our detailed review.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Mentor) - Galaxy of Adventures

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If your TARGET has any leftover Han Solo (Stormtrooper), Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape), or, yes, the Retro Collection figures, they’re all 50% because they fall under Father’s Day gifts, at least at JTA reader Scott K.’s local TARGET in NY! Unbelievable! He writes: “If any Target stores have leftovers the VC Han Stormtrooper, he is $6.49, the Retro figures are $4.99 and I believe The Black Series Luke Stormtrooper is $9.99.”

    

UPDATE: It looks like this might be universal. My TARGET had only the 6″ Luke Stormtrooper leftover and they all rang up $9.99.

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JTG: Jedi Temple Guard Or Jilting The Gang?

Wow! I knew this was a HOT figure, but look what sellers are requesting for the 2015 Rebels Jedi Temple Guard (SL17) Saga Legends figure Check it out! Do prices like this for 5POA make you mad? Or dejected? Or do you laugh at what some command for these simple figures? One thing is for sure, we don’t know of any other 5POA figure that goes for this kind of money, proof that all-new characters from beloved Star Wars sources will always be desired. Thanks to friend Sjefke for the alert on this.

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How Many Figures Do You Buy?

It’s been said that twenty percent of a market buys eighty percent of the goods. That means that you and I here reading this article are probably buying a lot of action figures, but how many is that really? JTA friend Tyler F. and I were having a conversation about the market for TVC and TBS figures. We have 3.75″ collectors and 6″ collectors (and others) who follow our site, and I was wondering, when it comes down it, who buys more action figures? Click through for more.

Tyler’s amazing platoon of TVC Stormtroopers.

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It’s Episode I time again! Do you remember the Walmart exclusive “Light-Up” figures that didn’t sell? We do. Let’s check out the Darth Maul (Figure As Holograph) (Light-Up) release. It’s not terrible. 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 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.

Darth Maul (Figure As Holograph) (Light-Up)

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We continue our run of Galaxy of Adventures Visual Guide updates with the Kylo Ren (The Dark Warrior) release. Click below for the full Visual Guide. Make sure to also visit our full review for this figure right here.

Kylo Ren (The Dark Warrior) - Galaxy of Adventures

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Check it out! JTA reader and friend Mario M. found the second wave of The Black Series Archive figures at his local Eagle Rock TARGET which is not too far from the Glendale TARGET in California. They’re arriving folks! And that Anakin Skywalker and Yoda are looking fantastic!

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Happy Father's Day To All Of Our Dads!

Jedi Temple Archives wishes all of our dads a very Happy Father’s Day! We thank you for the irreplaceable role you play in your children’s lives. Thank you for being part of our family here too!

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TPM20 Review: Kaadu And Jar Jar Binks - EI - Creatures

It’s Episode I time again! Let’s look at the Kaadu And Jar Jar Binks creature 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 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.

Kaadu And Jar Jar Binks

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If you’re in the market for a reduced-priced vehicle from The Vintage Collection, Hasbro Toy Shop’s eBay store still has merchandise from which you can choose. We’re specifically talking about the Imperial Combat Assault Tank which is a steal at $40. Don’t forget. The MSRP on this beauty was $79.99! By the way, NOT on sale in the eBay store: anything TVC Original Trilogy related.

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TARGET Receives Latest GOA Wave

JTA reader Matthew C. sends in a store reports for TARGET. The latest wave of Galaxy Of Adventures figures has graced shelves. To date, we’ve only seen them online at Walmart.

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TVC Combat Assault Tank Available At Target

JTA regular Matthew Cohen spotted the TVC Combat Assault Tank at a Target in Brooklyn today, sold at regular MSRP. Also in the store were a lot of TVC Stormtrooper Hans (much more of him than TBS Trash Compactor Luke). Anyone who didn’t get the Tank when it was discounted online and is still looking for it might want to check out their local Target!

TVC Combat Assault Tank

The price tag you see is for another toy

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Our next Galaxy of Adventures Visual Guide update features General Grievous (The Droid General). Click below to have a look at the full guide page, and click here to check out the full review for this figure.

General Grievous (The Droid General) - Galaxy of Adventures

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You may ask what Tom Hanks is doing on JTA. Well, Tom Hanks appeared on Jimmy Kimmel the other day and it was there that Tom Hanks talked about the very strict rules Disney have for their stars when they are promoting a movie (Toy Story 4 in Hanks’ case). And it’s interesting to see what rules there are. Disney is more or less providing pre-fabricated bullet points for the stars and even anticipate various questions asked by the press and tell their stars what to reply when they get asked these questions. And of course Disney also tell their stars what is not allowed to talk about at all. And this leads us to Star Wars. Click through to learn more!

Tom Hanks with Disney's rules for Toy Story 4

Tom Hanks with Disney’s rules for Toy Story 4

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Meh. The Droid Depot set from Galaxy’s Edge is a bit boring. And why did they do what they did to RX-24? See more in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.

Droid Depot

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Next up for our Galaxy of Adventures Visual Guide updates is Darth Maul (The Sith Apprentice). Click below to visit the Visual Guide page, and make sure to also head over to our full review for additional details, comments, and photo galleries.

Darth Maul (The Sith Apprentice) - Galaxy of Adventures

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Walrus Man - SW - 1979

Wow! You’re going to love the Mountain Trooper (is he a future film character?) and Commander Pyre from this set. And you’ll likely adore the MSE Droid too! Find out why the boringly-named The First Order Galaxy’s Edge exclusive multipack might be for you in our Research Droids Reviews today! Be sure to leave your thoughts in our comments section, vote in the poll or 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.

The First Order

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We are starting a run of Visual Guide updates featuring wave 3 from the Galaxy of Adventures line. First up, check out Boba Fett (The Bounty Hunter). Click below for our full Visual Guide, and click here to visit our full review of this figure.

Boba Fett (The Bounty Hunter) - Galaxy of Adventures

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The Vintage Collection Saelt-Marae and Lando Calrissian and many other figures are in stock at eBay seller tunghori’s online store! Special thanks to JTA reader TC for the alert!

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Vintage Kenner RDRs Redux: Snaggletooth - SW - 1979

Dates For Star Wars Celebration 2020 Announced!

The official Star Wars website has announced the dates for the upcoming 2020 Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim!
The event will take place August 27-30, 2020 in Anaheim, California. Tickets go on sale on June 21 at 9am Pacific Time! Will you attend? And will you go to Galaxy’s Edge with thousands of other fans? I wonder if Galaxy’s Edge will ease up on its “no cosplay costumes” rule while SWCC is held in Anaheim.

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Be Careful What You Wish For?

Some collectors have been very unhappy with modern day 5 POA 3.75 inch Star Wars figures. They say that what used to be good enough 40 years ago doesn’t cut it anymore in the modern day and that 3.75 in figures should all be super articulated. So some collectors vehemently called for the death of the modern 5 POA 3.75 inch line. And now it seems they may get their wish. But in the process everyone loses and no one really wins anything. Why? Click through for a discussion!

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Objects of dislike?

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