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SDCC 2014: Hasbro Official PRESS RELEASE

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2014 at 08:23 PM EDT |

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is coming back to Comic-Con International in San Diego to celebrate its iconic and globally renowned brands including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS, KRE-O, and licensed toy and game lines for ANGRY BIRDS, MARVEL, and STAR WARS. From toys and games, to comics, television programs and Hollywood blockbuster films, Hasbro continues to entertain kids and fans around the globe with its world-class portfolio of brands year after year. Hasbro will bring its iconic brands and characters to life at this year’s convention, offering an exciting lineup of panels, autograph sessions, special edition toys, giveaways and more. (more....)

SDCC 2014: Star Wars Pavillion FIRST LOOK!

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2014 at 08:18 PM EDT |

StarWars.com offers a first look at the SDCC 2014 Star Wars Pavillion. Check it out!

How Hasbro Made The SDCC Exclusive Jabba

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2014 at 08:10 PM EDT |

Site Mentalfloss.com has a fascinating article on how Hasbro made the 2014 SDCC exclusive Jabba's Throne set. It's worth reading. Anyway, you need something to read until the latest news breaks.

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store

Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2014 at 07:58 PM EDT |

SDCC is nearly underway... but first a word from our sponsor Big Bad Toy Store with their latest newsletter!

You can also get daily product news and updates by subscribing to BBTS's Facebook page and Twitter feed!

Big Bad Toy Store

Are You Ready For San Diego Comic Con 2014?

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2014 at 12:37 PM EDT |

We're almost there! San Diego Comic Con breaking news is just around the corner. Be sure to follow us on Jedi Temple Archives' Facebook page for the latest. We will also be ensuring our front page gets updated as quickly as possible too. Get ready for the fun!

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Hot Toys Announces New 1:4 Scale And 1:6 Scale Figures Lines!

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2014 at 12:31 PM EDT |

Watch out Sideshow! Hot Toys on their Facebook page announces new Star Wars 1/4 and 1/6 scale collectibles line!

TRU Cantina Showdown: This Image Will Leave You Speechless!

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2014 at 09:55 AM EDT |

If you're the least bit in doubt to what a tragic concept the Toys R Us exclusive TBS6 Cantina Showdown is, then click through for an image that will likely give you quite a chuckle! It's amazing that anyone fell for this bridge. JTA reader Richard via Yakface.com's Facebook page has posted this in our comments in another article, but it was worthy of front page publishing. Grab a bottle, hunker down, and pray for daylight, because this is a complete travesty. Let's keep the drama unfolding! (more....)

Hurry! The Black Series 6" Prototype Boba Fett IS NOW AVAILABLE to pre-order at Walgreens.com! Special thanks to JTA readers Mauricio M. and Travis H. for the alerts!

UPDATE: Many readers ordering from their smart phones are having difficulty placing orders. Readers using laptops or PCs are having no difficulty whatsoever.

Star Wars Collectors Cast: 50th Episode!

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2014 at 08:28 AM EDT |

NEW SHOW! They’ve finally done it… James Burns and Dan Curto have reached a milestone in recording and releasing their 50th show together. Join them on the Star Wars Collectors Cast for a very special anniversary show with some gifts for their listeners in the form of the ultimate fan boy Kyle Newman, who discusses his latest film along with his current collecting habits and his opinion on Episode VII and beyond. Greg Crafts from Gentle Giant joins them to discuss San Diego Comic-Con and what Star Wars exclusives they’ll have available at the show. Ashley Eckstein drops in for a quick chat to talk about Her Universe at Star Wars Weekends, the R2-D2 ‘My Hero’ Jewelry Collection, San Diego Comic-Con and they ask if she’s missing Ahsoka. Finally, the Collectors Cast wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Rancho Obi-Wan to catch up with Steve Sansweet. All this, wrapped up and tied with a bow – their gift to you to celebrate their 50th show. Click through for more!

You asked for it, so we are giving it to you: the Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Figrin D'an And The Modal Nodes) Commemorative Tin Collection Walmart exclusive. See how the figures from this set differ from the 1997 The Power Of The Force "2" release. It's all 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.

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Figrin D'an And The Modal Nodes)

JTA Sponsor Dorkside Toys Has JUST RECEIVED TBS Wave 4!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 11:29 PM EDT |

JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys has JUST RECEIVED wave 4 of The Black Series. Order your Luke Skywalker (Dagobah), Yoda, Snowtrooper Commander, Toryn Farr and everyone else now! Click through for more!

First San Diego Comic Con Gallery Posted!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 09:52 PM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com have posted a first look gallery at the Hasbro booth. While most of the stuff has already been revealed as far back as Toy Fair, their images also provide proof of many of JTA's original rumor reports like Darth Malgus and Starkiller TVC carry-forwards among other things. Check back tomorrow HERE at JTA as we have our own team on the floor to hopefully get us earlly sneak peeks at the good stuff!

LEGO Star Wars: Rebels Wookiee Gunship Revealed at MTV.com

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2014 at 09:16 PM EDT |

MTV.com has details on the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: Rebels Wookiee Gunship. Click here for all the details! Thanks JTA reader Tyler for the heads-up!

The Realm Recap Podcast: Episodes 21-23

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 05:12 PM EDT |

With sincerest apologies to Jayson and flyguy, please find links to the last three The Realm Recap podcasts available for download.

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EPISODE 23: They’re back! After a brief vacation, the Realm Recap returns this week to parse all of the news that has come out since their last show. They’ll be discussing a TON reveals (official and otherwise) from Hasbro, new product announcements from Sideshow and Gentle Giant and a lot, lot more. Mr. Dan Curto is their special co-host/guest this week to help sort out everything as we await San Diego Comic-Con in a few short days. Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

EPISODE 22: http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2014/07/01/episode-22-at-the-corner-of-happy-and-healthy-and-htf/

EPISODE 21: http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2014/06/29/episode-21-execute-sdcc-pre-order-66/

Also, if you prefer an audio-only version, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

Toys R Us Upcoming Plan-O-Gram Leaked

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 05:05 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com have been slipped an image of the new upcoming Toys R Us plan-o-gram for next month. Check it out!

PPW Toys Potato Head Line: The Official PRESS RELEASE

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 04:59 PM EDT |

Back in May, PPW Toys reached out to us to spread the word about their latest Potato Head releases. Now StarWars.com alerts us to the news officially. Learn more about this adorable line at their Star Wars Potato Heads section on their site. And click through to read the PRESS RELEASE.

The First 20-inch Scaled Jakks Pacific Figure Revealed?

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 03:45 PM EDT |

Could this be the VERY FIRST Jakks Pacific new-scale 20" figure that they mentioned was coming? Check out the pretty awesome Chewbacca that our spies have just come across. Looks interesting, and it will surely be a lot easier to cart this around than a 31" figure! How's that for drama?!

You submitted the questions and then voted for your top picks. Now we have compiled the top 25 questions to ask Hasbro as San Diego Comic Con this year. Please know that we will make a concerted effort to get all of these asked, but there have been tremendous shake-ups internally at Hasbro and there won't be a strong presence of reps to answer questions like in years' past. (Usually we have been able to talk with them at length in the past but this year they're running a tighter ship.) So please be patient with us as we try to scour for all the answers your hearts are seeking. In the meantime, click through to see if your question made the cut. Questions have been ranked by popularity. And if you see these questions and/or answers anywhere else, you know where they originated! Also, please feel free to start up a new discussion about your anticipation this year!

Star Wars: Rebels Role-play Assortment Revealed?

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 02:35 PM EDT |

As seen on the report by our friends at BanthaSkull.com, it looks like we have some sort of image of what's upcoming on some stores plan-o-grams in the very near future. This look to be 087-06-0910 Star Wars: Rebels blasters asst (2) from their list! Click through for more!

Q and A of the Day: Day 71

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 02:17 PM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 71. Topic: When are these things going up for pre-order?!

   

Sideshow Collectibles does it again with another awesome announcement! We'll get to see this this week at SDCC, but in the meantime check out the sneak preview page for the upcoming TIE Fighter Pilot Sixth Scale Figure!

DKE Toys Unique Custom Star Wars Figures For SDCC!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 09:43 AM EDT |

DKE Toys has made some kitchy Star Wars figures. but some of them are arguably quite cool. (Raunchy female C-3PO anyone?) They have many hand made custom original art figurines by artists who have used Star Wars themes in their work. Stop by their page on Flickr to see their images HERE. And if you're going to SDCC, be sure to visit DKE Toys at booth #5045.

    

Full Length Trailer For Star Wars: Rebels!

Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2014 at 09:27 AM EDT |

There's plenty of Imperial awesomeness in the latest trailer for Star Wars: Rebels! Plus, Obi-Wan Kenobi's role is revealed. Click through to check it out!

Hasbro surprised everyone with two all-new sculpts of two of the biggest characters in the Star Wars saga.... and then had them battling each other! Learn about the Masters Of The Dark Side two-pack 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.

Masters Of The Dark Side (Darth Maul & Darth Vader)

Proof That Distribution Is Nowhere Near Close To Being Corrected

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 09:06 AM EDT |

Darth Plagueis is still being found at retail! Oh the madness! See JTA reader Aarren A.'s nearly amazing store report!!

New Upcoming Hasbro Products Leaked!

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 08:44 AM EDT |

Our good friends at BanthaSkull.com have some breaking news to share with new TARGET DPCI reveals. Check them out!

Sideshow Collectibles Legendary Scale Obi-Wan Kenobi Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2014 at 01:35 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles has the Legendary Scale Obi-Wan Kenobi up for pre-order. Click here for the pre-order page and full gallery!

Q and A of the Day: Day 70

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2014 at 10:47 AM EDT |

Welcome to our next Q and A of the Day post! This column will be published daily, weekly, monthly, or just based on how many questions I get emailed – but no more than one a day. Feel free to send in your questions and I will put them in the queue. Click through for Q and A of the Day: Day 70. Topic: The Vintage Collection repacks. Which are which?

   

Next Up for the Star Wars Art Series: Posters

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2014 at 10:37 AM EDT |

Posters, the fifth book in the Star Wars Art series releases on October 14. Click through to get all caught up on this great series in case you missed any previous releases!

Final Star Wars: Force For Change Video Features New X-wing

Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2014 at 09:08 AM EDT |

The final Star Wars: Force For Change video has been released, featuring J.J. Abrams and a surprise look at a newly designed X-wing! Click through for the video and image!

Review: Battle Droid (Security) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 21, 2014 at 08:11 AM EDT |

The first Battle Droid after the Episode I line was POTJ's Battle Droid (Security) figure. It is a whole lot better than those Episode I figures. Learn more 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.

Battle Droid (Security)

Sideshow Announces Sixth Scale Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike!

Posted by Chuck | July 20, 2014 at 06:35 PM EDT |

Sideshow Collectibles is breaking out the big guns for SDCC! Today they announce the tease for the long-awaited Sixth Scale Scout Trooper. But wait ... there's more! What good is a Scout Trooper without a speeder bike? Click each image below to check out the teases for both the Scout Trooper and the Speeder Bike in glorious Sixth Scale! Hopefully we will get a first hand look at these this week at SDCC!

  

Review: Coruscant Guard - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 20, 2014 at 01:55 AM EDT |

We all couldn't wait for the blue "royal guard" to make its action figure debut, but the Coruscant Guard was a far cry from what we anticipated. See why 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.

Coruscant Guard

Imperial Troop Transport Visually Confirmed For Rebels!

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2014 at 06:57 PM EDT |

Between our good friends at ImperialShipyards.net and BanthaSkull.com, we have FULL confirmation that the Imperial Troop Transport will make an appearance in Star Wars: Rebels. Click through for their report!

Stephen Hayford has now updated his Facebook page with close-up images of Luke Skywalker (Wampa Attack) including card back images. Check them out!

The Black Series Luke Skywalker (Wampa Attack) In Package

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2014 at 04:19 PM EDT |

Stephen Hayford has posted an image on his Facebook page which reveals the first card Luke Skywalker (Wampa Attack) figure in the new blue "TIE Fighter Pilot" TBS line look. It's hard to see, but it's definitely there!!

Review: Jar Jar Binks (Tatooine) - POTJ - Basic

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2014 at 12:02 AM EDT |

Do you want to see the most obnoxious version of the most haphazard Gungan in the action figure line? Then check out Jar Jar Binks (Tatooine) from the Power Of The Jedi line. Check it out 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.

Jar Jar Binks (Tatooine)

How About WTF Instead Of DTF?

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2014 at 05:46 PM EDT |

Yeah, WTF means "What The Force?" so get your head out of the gutter. It's amazing just how desperate we are to find something new and exciting on the pegs. It's hard to believe that fun The Vintage Collection days are long gone. Yet, Hasbro felt that it would to wise to hibernate the line. While we admit that The Phantom Menace TVC stuff was too much, they don't hang around as nearly as badly as the Discover The Force and Movie Heroes figures do. Click through for a report by Sjefke.

VANS will be showing off their new products at SDCC while giving away some cool swag! Click through to check out the cool prints being offered up at SDCC!

Pre-order The New Star Wars: Rebels Figures At Dorkside Toys!

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2014 at 12:57 PM EDT |

Pre-order the Star Wars: Rebels figures and carry-forward Saga Legends figures at JTA sponsor Dorkside Toys!


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