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November 2005

The Art of Star Wars Exhibition - Singapore
[Joris | 11/30/05]

     The movie releases are now well behind us; the DVD hype is still in its prime but the toy factory is still turning at full force. Star Wars is getting a lot more attention on a much broader scale than ever before. One testimony to this is The Art of Star Wars exhibition that is taking place in Singapore through April 3, 2006 and JTA is there to cover the event. Hop on over to check out our exhibition coverage by our Bothan spy David Guivant and with some photo help from the fine folks over at www.StarWars.sg.
     More images and stories are to come, so be sure to check back on a regular basis. Enjoy!


Visual Guide Update – Galactic Heroes
[Pete | 11/30/05]

     Today we get back to filling out some of the Galactic Heroes line in the Young Kids Visual Guide. In 2004 we saw a few very nice themed waves that spanned the Saga...the wave we've added today is from the Attack of the Clones and includes all of your favorites!

 

 

 


Code 3 Free Shipping!
[Pete | 11/30/05]

     Code 3 Collectibles still has their free shipping offer open to all orders of $100 or more! Hurry by and place your order before December 23 to take advantage of the offer!


R2D Toys News Flash!
[Pete | 11/30/05]

     R2DToys has the following items arriving next week...the Gentle Giant Luminara Unduli & Barriss Offee Maquette, Hasbro basic figures up to #68, Hasbro Transformers, Kubrick series 5 and older hard to find items from our US warehouse like the Attakus Royal Guards, Obi Wan Kenobi .45 weathered mini lightsabers & Compulsion Gallery droids...just to mention a few !

R2DToys


Visual Guide Update – POTF2
[Chuck | 11/29/05]

     The next beast pack to be added to the POTF2 guide is the Special Edition Ronto (with jawa). The Special Edition release of Star Wars brought forth a few new toys, including a few beast packs. More beast packs are on the way so stay tuned!

   


Sideshow Flash Fiction Contest!
[Pete | 11/29/05]

     Have you got the flair for writing or just wanted to give a short story a try one day? Well, now is the time to break out the quill because Sideshow Collectibles is giving away a $450 gift certificate good for and a choice of one of four awesome highly sought Sideshow sculpts! What's the trick...you need to write your price of fiction in 500 words or less. Read the rules and juicy details right here!!


Darth Maul Transformer!
[Pete | 11/29/05]

     Our friend over at TF2005.com have some images of a 5th Star Wars Transformer...Darth Maul! He transforms himself in to his Sith Infiltrator and you can see all the images by clicking here. Thanks to Joe for the heads up!

Alliance Collectibles  Alliance Collectibles


Interesting ROTJ Footage
[Pete | 11/29/05]

     Our pals at MouseDroid.com have come across some very interesting footage from The Return of the Jedi that raises a few questions. Head on over to see it, but by December 1 it will be taken down due to size and to avoid any, shall we say "Luscasfilm" complications.


Saga Collection at Alliance Collectibles!
[Pete | 11/28/05]

     Get them while they are hot! Alliance Collectibles just got in the Battle of Carkoon wave of the brand new Saga Collection figures! Not due to hit retail until 2006 this are sure to go fast so stop in now and place your order while you still can!
     While there, check out the brand new $5.99 or less clearance page full of great basic figures from the Clone Wars, Saga and even Revenge of the Sith! Check back often as it will be updated regularly!
     And...don't forget last date for ordering to guarantee Christmas delivery in the U.S. is December 18. Stop in Alliance Collectibles now...We specialize in brining you new Star Wars figures first!


Alliance Collectibles


Visual Guide Update – LEGO
[Pete | 11/28/05]

     Another addition to the LEGO Visual Guide today includes a blast from the past with the 2002 UCS Naboo Starfighter. This is the one UCS set everyone could afford and is the smallest in the series at just 187 pieces! Click below and check it out!



R2D Toys News Flash!
[Pete | 11/28/05]

     R2DToys writes in to let you know that the Gentle Giant Anakin Skywalker Clone Wars maquette is now shipping and that they have the first wave of the 2006 Saga Collection in stock! They also got in a whole shipment worth of goodies from the Saga, Clone Wars, OTC and Unleashed lines! Head over now and click here to read the entire R2D Toys Newsletter!

R2DToys


Star Wars Action News Podcast
[Pete | 11/28/05]

     Star Wars Action News Podcast's newest episode is up and ready to listen to! Rather than follow the trend to look ahead to 2006, Star Wars Action News has decided to lead by having the first Year In Review show yet, aired still in November! The first in a series of shows, Star Wars Action News looks back at the first quarter of 2005. Hindsight may not always be 20/20 but with some perspective a year's worth of collecting can be looked at and laughed about. Head on over to reviewstarwars.com to catch all the latest!


Collector's Room Update
[Pete | 11/27/05]

     One of the Younglings in the Star Wars collecting world has sent in his collection to share. It's clear from looking at Danny's really cool collection he is well on his way to leaving the Youngling behind and becoming a collection Padawan and much more! Send your collection photos to collections@jeditemplearchives.com to have your collection featured here at JTA!

 


Visual Guide Update – LEGO
[Pete | 11/27/05]

     Today we round out the Revenge LEGO Visual Guide with the addition of the Target Exclusive set #7283 Ultimate Space Battle. The set contains vehicles that we saw in some previous ROTS building sets, but it also includes a bonus Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi Starfighter. Take a closer look by clicking below!

 

 


24 More Hours!
[Pete | 11/27/05]

     This in from our good pals over at Sandtroopers:
     We have less than 24 hours left in our promotion with Sideshow Collectibles and a winner will be selected tomorrow! If you were not at Celebration III and have not had a chance to see this amazing work in person, you just might have a new favorite piece. We'd like to thank the people at Sideshow for offering this exclusively to our forum members and look forward to doing future work with them to promote such fantastic quality and craftsmanship. United We Find Troopers, the sand is almost run out on this fantastic promotion so if you are not a registered member, the clock is ticking.


Kubricks Series 5 Images
[Pete | 11/27/05]

     Hyperspace Japan has some great images of the latest wave of Kubricks that include Yoda, Jedi Luke, Slave Leia, Admiral Ackbar, Death Star Gunner and Snaggletooth...the chases this time around...Han Solo, the Blue Snag and Ponda Boba. Check them out by clicking the images below:

 


Visual Guide Update – OTC Exclusives
[Pete | 11/26/05]

     Wedge Antilles should be showing up on your doorsteps just about now and today he's added to the OTC Visual Guide. Complete with his blaster and helmet this is the version of Wedge that most collectors have been waiting for. Those of you who ordered him from the Star Wars Shop also get a nifty Wedge trading card. Click below for a closer look.


Customs Corner Update
[Pete | 11/26/05]

     Michelle Graham from London sends her POTF2 X-Wing repaint and the new larger wing TIE fighter with upgraded laser turrets to add to the Customs Corner! Check them out by clicking the thumbnails below!
     Have customs to share? Send them in to customs@jeditemplearchives.com and join the fun!

 


BriansToys.com Newsletter #334
[Pete | 11/26/05]

     Brianstoys.com weekly newsletter is out and full of great stuff and a super holiday sale! The sale includes items from Hasbro, Kotobukiya, Master Replicas, M&Ms and more! Check out the whole newsletter and all the info on the sale right here!


Star Wars Forever & Lucas Products!
[Pete | 11/26/05]

     If you've gotten a package from the StarWarsShop lately you know that in 2006 there will be a whole new line of "Star Wars Forever" merchandise and 4 different Lucas family figures...if not...here are some scans so you can see what it is all about!



 


Visual Guide Update – ROTS
[Pete | 11/25/05]

     The Wal*Mart exclusive Commemorative Episode III DVD Collection is now complete with the addition of the Clone Trooper Pack. These are the clones that have limited articulation, but the color scheme is brand new! Check them out by clicking below or by visiting the ROTS Visual Guide.


 


Visual Guide Update – ROTS
[Pete | 11/24/05]

     The Wal*Mart exclusive Commemorative Episode III DVD Collection is one step further to being complete with the addition of the Jedi pack. Check them out by clicking below or by visiting the ROTS Visual Guide. Check back for the addition of the clones next!

 
 


Customs Corner Update
[Pete | 11/24/05]

     Vicman Fett does it again...this time we see images of his custom Mace Windu Jedi Starfighter...unfortunately, some "boy" on Kamino sabotaged it on one of Mace's trips there and it never quite made it into the movie.
     Have customs to share? Send them in to customs@jeditemplearchives.com and join the fun!

 


Wedge Antilles
[Pete | 11/24/05]

     The internet exclusive Wedge Antilles is shipping and showing up on doorsteps at this very moment! The Star Wars Shop is all sold out, but if you missed out on ordering one, just head on over to Entertainment Earth and they've got ya covered!


Jingle Vader Not Delayed
[Pete | 11/24/05]

     Well, it seems that the Holiday Darth Vader figure may not be delayed after all. JTA reader Joe wrote in with this response from the Star Wars Shop:
     The Jan shipping date applies to new orders only. Yours is still scheduled to ship on Dec 9. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.. Thanks for the update Joe!


Visual Guide Update – Revenge of the Sith
[Chuck | 11/23/05]

     We are getting down to the wire in our ROTS visual guide! With only a few items left to fill, we'll narrow that down even further starting today! The Walmart exclusive Commemorative Episode III DVD Collection will be the next section completed. We'll start with the Sith, since they ruled in ROTS!


  
  


Big Sale at Master Replicas
[Pete | 11/23/05]

     Master Replicas is having a huge sale to kick off the holiday season starting today at 9am Pacific time! The sale includes reduced prices on scaled replicas, Limited Editions and Studio Scale items...many include free shipping on top of the discounts! Click here to head on over to Master Replicas and enjoy the sale!


Collector's Room Update
[Pete | 11/23/05]

     Another one of our fellow Turkish readers, Tuncer Sahinci sent us photos to share of his collection and they are on display in the Collector's Room! Send your collection photos to collections@jeditemplearchives.com to have your collection featured here at JTA!

 


Collector's Room Update
[Pete | 11/22/05]

     Azad Elden from Turkey has sent in photos of his collection...from books to posters to toys he's got it all! Click below to check it out. You can send your collection photos in to collections@jeditemplearchives.com if you'd like your collection featured here at JTA!

 


R2D Toys News Flash!
[Pete | 11/22/05]

     R2DToys writes in to let you know that the UK Exclusive Chrome Yoda and Darth Sidious scaled replicas from Master Replicas are in and shipping...at just £29 ($49 USD) you don't want to miss out on this exclusive! Click here to order now!

R2DToys


Hasbro Update
[Pete | 11/22/05]

     Hasbro confirms today that there will be a total of 12 different mini holographic figure pack-ins that will be randomly placed with the basic line. Want to know the full list? Read the article right here at Hasbro.


Jingle Vader Delayed
[Pete | 11/22/05]

     Just when you thought that this years Holiday Darth Vader figure could not get any worse it has. On top of it being arguably the ugliest figure ever made, it has now been delayed until after the holidays. Way to go guys! Ahhh...it's all right, it is one thing you won't mind not seeing under the tree...


Visual Guide Update – ROTS
[Pete | 11/22/05]

     And now presented for your viewing pleasure...all of the basic figures in the Revenge of the Sith line are now a part of your favorite Visual Guides! With the addition of 2 holographic Jedi, a Special Ops Clone Trooper and a droid who lost his poor head within 5 minutes of the opening scroll the basic ROTS line is now complete!
     Thanks to Alliance Collectibles for keeping us up to date as always with the Visual Guides! To keep your collection up to date, don't forget to drop by and fill up that shopping cart...Alliance Collectibles is always brining you figures first!

 
 


Customs Corner Update
[Pete | 11/21/05]

     Paco Luna from Mexico was nice enough to share not only one of his cool customs, but a few of his Star Wars Miniatures dioramas as well!! Click below to check them out and send your customs in to customs@jeditemplearchives.com!

 


Visual Guide Update – Unleashed
[Chuck | 11/21/05]

     Another exclusive to add to your want-list: The Best Buy Darth Vader Unleashed. This one is the same sculpt as the Darth Vader Unleashed released earlier this year, but this time he has added red hightlights. Released to celebrate the release of ROTS on DVD, his lava-highlighted armor adds a nice touch, even for a repack. What makes this one so cool? The packaging! Beautifully packed in a cylindrical window box, you can view him even from the top! Check out the images below for both loose details and packaging details. You will be able to find him in both our Exclusives guide and our Unleashed guide.

  


R2D Toys News!
[Chuck | 11/21/05]

     All the lastest shopping information from R2DToys:
     We have received the brand new Kotobukiys Clone Trooper statue ! Priced at just £45 the Blue Clone Trooper (looks like a 501st) is among the nicest statues in the Koto range. We have also had shipping advise of the Anakin Maquette from Gentle Giant, this should arrive next week or sooner !
     We have the rare Red Shock Trooper Kotobukiya statue also arriving this week, limited to just 1000 pieces worldwide this Asian exclusive will sell out very fast due to limited numbers (product to be added to our website when it lands here - it`s still not live in our system yet - please check back in a couple of days).

     Read the entire R2D Toys Newsletter right here!

R2DToys


Visual Guide Update – ROTS
[Pete | 11/21/05]

     And so it is...the last in the line of the Revenge of the Sith figures to be released offers us a hint of the future of both the hope of the galaxy and the look of the new basic figure cards. The Separation of the Twins features a carded Infant Leia Organa with Bail Organa and Infant Luke Skywalker with Obi-Wan Kenobi. The background of each of the cards is set to Alderaan and Tatooine respectively. Take a closer look by clicking below and then bring on the Saga Collection!
     Alliance Collectibles has both of the Separation of the Twins figures in stock now, so stop by and pick up yours today!

 


Star Wars Action News Podcast
[Pete | 11/21/05]

     Star Wars Action News Podcast's 13th Episode is up and ready to listen to! Why do they have Black Friday any more? If your area was anything like ours the stores are already crowded, and people are already driving crazy. Clerks are overworked and out of patience. Me, I'm ready to say "forget it all" and just stay home until New Years. In addition we talk about store displays, do we like them and how can you get them? Head on over to reviewstarwars.com and get all the answers that you are looking for!


Customs Corner Update
[Pete | 11/20/05]

     Juan Carlos from Mexico City knows what happened to Elvis...he is in disguise in the Star Wars universe as Lando Calrissian! And here I thought he worked at Burger King! Check out all of Juan Carlos' customs by clicking below. Send your own creations in to customs@jeditemplearchives.com and join the fun!

 


Visual Guide Update – ROTS
[Pete | 11/20/05]

     Thanks to the reprinted sticker sheets from Hasbro we have added the last of the ROTS vehicles to the Visual Guides today...Obi-Wan's Blue Jedi Starfighter. Take a closer look by clicking below. Don't forget to fly on over to Alliance Collectibles to build your Jedi fleet today!

 

 


Sideshow 1:1 Greedo Bust Pre-Order
[Pete | 11/19/05]

     Sideshow Collectibles now has the 1:1 Greedo bust avaliable for pre-order! Another incredible piece in a fantastic new Star Wars line, this is something not to be missed out on! 1:1 Greedo bust to pre-order your Greedo today.

Full Scale Greedo Bust


Visual Guide Update – Evolutions
[Chuck | 11/19/05]

     Fresh off the battlefield is the 2nd Clone Trooper Evolution set. This time, we get some very handy clone variations! Not only do we get a white army builder clone from Episode II, we get the gray armored Clone commander from Episode III...but wait! This time, you can remove his commander armor and put on the now included utitility belt to make a gray armored foot soldier (as seen in Yoda's departure for Kashyyk in ROTS)! Check out the detailed images below to see all of the possible variations for this must have clone set. To build an entire army of gray armored clones now, head on over to Alliance Collectibles and pick up a few sets!

   
  
   


BriansToys.com Newsletter #333
[Pete | 11/19/05]

     Brianstoys.com weekly newsletter is out and full of great stuff in stock including Bust-ups Series IV (ROTS), Best Buy Unleashed Darth Vader, Separation of the Twins figures and more!. Read the entire news letter right here


Visual Guide Update – ROTS
[Pete | 11/18/05]

     Getting on to the last 5 of the ROTS line (sniff, sniff) today the Wookiee Heavy Gunner is added to the Revenge Visual Guide! Complete with his bowcaster, a few detonators and a grappling hook this Wookiee presents himself as a fearsome foe!
     Stop by and check out Alliance Collectibles they have all you need to build up that Wookiee army!


Andrew's Toyz Update
[Pete | 11/18/05]

     Back in stock at Andrew's Toyz just in time for Christmas and the holidays are the Master Replicas Force FX Lightsabers! Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker are ready for immediate shipment!
     These always make the best gifts for any Star Wars fan. They will for sure be at the top of everyone's list this year. We have them in stock, each at a great low price! Make sure to order soon. Click here to start shopping at Andrew's Toyz


Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant
[Chuck | 11/17/05]

     Darth Vader, from Revenge of the Sith, is the latest mini-bust added to the Gentle Giant visual guide. This highly detailed bust is a must have! Check out the guide below, and don't forget to check out Andrew's Toys for all your Gentle Giant needs!

     


KB Toys.com Early Bird Specials
[Pete | 11/17/05]

     K*Btoys is starting the post-Thanksgiving shopping early with on line early bird specials including 33% off the 12" Chewbacca and 20% off Grievous' Wheelbike! Check it out right here


Unleashed Carded Images!
[Pete | 11/17/05]

     These are not the Battle Packs, they are the Unleashed we all know and love and our pals at The Jawa has carded images of what would have been...who knows if these are the cards we'll see in 2006, but they sure look nice. Head on over to The Jawa and see them in this article!


You Buy Now! Weekly Update
[Pete | 11/17/05]

     Lot's of new stuff in-stock as well as new items available for pre-order. You can read a quick recap of this week's happenings right here!
     New Arrivals This Week

  • Bust-Ups Series 4 - Revenge of the Sith
  • 12" LE Battlestar Galactica Figures
         Don't forget, you can always check the "Pre-Orders" page on our site to see everything we currently have available to pre-order. That's it for this week's update, we will have more to announce next week.


  • MBNA Chrome C-3PO
    [Pete | 11/16/05]

         The Chrome C-3PO mini-bust from MBNA America seems to be making its way to their rightful owners. This auction lists the one and only up for grabs right now and also lists the edition size at 2,500. Check back here for more information on this piece as it comes in.


    Visual Guide Update – OTC
    [Pete | 11/16/05]

         Phew! Finally we have all of the Entertainment Earth Clone Troopers up in the OTC Visual Guide! This batch is the white battle damaged bunch and each of the four comes with a different set of dirt and blast marks on them. Nice touch!
         Alliance Collectibles has these awesome packs in stock to help you build those pre-Vader armies...stop in and add a few more today!

     

     


    Episode 3 FX Sabers at Master Replicas
    [Pete | 11/16/05]

         Master Replicasjust got in a fresh shipment of Episode III Anakin Skywalker FXs and Darth Vader FXs lightsabers. The supply didn't last long last time they were in stock so don't delay...if you've been wanting to add one of these to the collection, now is the time.


    Code 3 - Free Shipping
    [Pete | 11/16/05]

         Code 3 Collectibles is offering free standard shipping for any order over $100 for in stock items now through December 23! This would be a great time to pick up one of their fantastic Star Wars vehicles and save a few bucks at the same time. Don't forget, if you received your Hyperspace membership kit, you've got a $50 coupon there too! Free shipping and $50 off...you just won't find a better moment to add a Code 3 to the collection!


    Visual Guide Update – POTF2
    [Chuck | 11/15/05]

         Wampa! Wampa! Wampa! Ok, any fan of the vintage tv commercials will know just how to read that. Anyways, Check out the first modern POTF2 version of the feared wampa, and a beat-up version of Luke in his Hoth gear. Ouch! That had to hurt! This will be the last POTF2 update for a few days while we gear up to bring you tons of new stuff! Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we bring you a wave of guides featuring more new stuff from Hasbro and Gentle Giant! Don't worry thougth, POTF2 will return...

       


    Gentle Giant Update
    [Pete | 11/15/05]

         Gentle Giant has released official images of the Boba Fett 1/6 scale statue. The statue will be released in May 2006 and is sure to be one of the most popular pieces from them to date!
         Also release is the news of Bust-Ups wave 6...the Mos Eisley Cantina! This wave will include Old Ben Kenobi, Han Solo, Greedo, Ponda Baba, Bith and Snaggletooth! While over at the Gentle Giant web site, don't forget to check out the Darth Maul statue one more time.

     


    Hasbro Update
    [Pete | 11/15/05]

         Hasbro has made the official announcement about the Entertainment Earth Astromech 5-packs. See the article right here and head on over to EntertainmentEarth.com and order a pack or two if you have not done it yet!


    Remote Control R4-P17 at SWS
    [Pete | 11/15/05]

         The StarWarsShop has the next in what will be a series of remote control droids from Japan that will be for sale at the Star Wars Shop. Head on by and pre-order yours today!


    R2D Toys News!
    [Pete | 11/14/05]

         R2D Toys just received the Gentle Giant's The Art of Star Wars AOTC C-3PO Exclusive mini bust (2500 worldwide) and AT-AT Signature Edition from Master Replicas featuring a crashed Snowspeeder and including display case in very limited supply! Stop in and order yours before they sell out!
         The Master Replicas Snowspeeder Studio Scale replica is on closeout with r2dtoys.com! Priced to sell out this amazing piece, £409 originally, is now available for just £279 ! This is an amazing piece at an incredible price, not to be beaten!


    Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant
    [Pete | 11/14/05]

         The Gentle Giant Visual Guide has been updated today with the Art of Star Wars Exhibition Exclusive C-3PO as seen in the Attack of the Clones. This bust is a fresh look at old goldenrod as the 1st movie accurate rendition of the protocol droid! The run was limited to just 2,500 pieces and available only at the show in Singapore or at the Star Wars Shop.


    Star Wars Action News Podcast
    [Pete | 11/14/05]

         Star Wars Action News Podcast's 12th Episode is up and ready to listen to! This week there was so much to talk about it can hardly be contained in a single episode, so just like a sweeps week TV episode this episode is "Super Sized" running 42 minutes! The Sideshow 12" line, cranky Burger King & Best Buy employees, collectibles for a penny, a tragic loss for Arnie and Marjorie and much more! Head on over to reviewstarwars.com and get all the answers that you are looking for!


    Star Wars Tote Bags
    [Pete | 11/14/05]

         MouseDroid.com has the skinny on some cool looking Star Wars tote bags that feature either Yoda or Darth Vader...Click here to take a look.


    Visual Guide Update – POTF2
    [Chuck | 11/13/05]

         A Han Solo and Tauntaun beast pack would not be complete with out a Luke Skywalker and Tauntaun. Check out the next beast pack to be added to the POTF2 guide, this time featuring a Luke Skywalker in his Hoth gear, pre-wampa attack. The Tauntaun is basically the same as the Han version, with a slightly different paint job and a different head sculpt. Check out the differences by clicking on the thumbnails below. In the next update, you get to see what happens to Luke when he gets too close to a Wampa!

       


    Last 12 at Amazon.com
    [Pete | 11/12/05]

         Amazon.com has a bunch of the last 12 ROTS figures in stock including the Tactical OPS Trooper Vaders Legion!! Follow the links below to stock up on army builders before they sell out!

  • Tactical OPS Trooper Vaders Legion
  • Wookiee Commando
  • Wookiee Heavy Gunnar
  • R4-P17


  • Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant
    [Pete | 11/12/05]

         The Gentle Giant Visual Guide has been updated today with a pair of Sandtrooper mini-busts. The Sergeant and Squad Leader each are supplied with multiple arms so that you can recreate your favorite poses like the famous "Look Sir, Droids" scene! There are 7,500 of each bust for a total run of 15,000.
         Andrew's Toyz has all the latest in the Gentle Giant line, so head on over and add these two classic busts to your collection!

     

     


    Sideshow Greedo and The Winner Is...
    [Pete | 11/12/05]

         Sideshow Collectibles has revealed what will be the next 1:1 Scale bust...The bounty hunter Greedo Click Here to take a first look at the piece!
         After a long voting process the polls have been closed and the votes have been tallied for the first Sideshow 12" Expanded Universe figure! And...the winner is...Padm'e Amidala in her snow gear! Check out the final results right here.


    Sideshow 12" Jedi Luke
    [Pete | 11/12/05]

         The Exclusive version of the Sideshow 12" Jedi Luke Skywalker, which included a bonus Skiff Blaster is all sold out, but have no fear! The standard version...but this resembles nothing of a standard figure is still available for Pre-Order!! Click Here to place your order.


    Star Wars Themed Internet Browser
    [Pete | 11/12/05]

         Star Wars Trader NZ has announced thier latest update to their awesome Star Wars themed internet browser! The new veriosn includes Drag & Drop Image Capture, Automatic Page Text Capture, Minimize to System Tray, Profanity Site Filter, Pre-Selected Site Loader, Seven Theme Skins and more! Check it out right here!


    Visual Guide Update – POTF2
    [Chuck | 11/11/05]

         The next wave of POTF2 guides will focus on the beast assortments, both the basic and the deluxe. First up, Han Solo and his trusty tauntaun. Keep checking back over the next few weeks as we fill out this cool section from POTF2.

       


    12" Jedi Luke Today!
    [Pete | 11/11/05]

         Do not forget that today is the day that the Sideshow 12" Jedi Luke Skywalker will be available for Pre-Order!! Visit Sideshow Collectibles at mid-day Pacific time to reserve your first of what is sure to be many in a fantastic 12" line! And if you need something to hold you over until noon today, head on over and read about The Order of the Jedi 12" line...


    Research Droid Reviews - Unleashed Battle Packs
    [Pete | 11/11/05]

         Are they going to live up to the hype or are they going to fall as hard as the criticism the collectors threw at them when the line was revealed? We've got the basics down on this line and they can be read over in the Research Droid Reviews. Head on over and read up to see if you need to save your money to build those Unleashed armies or spend it somewhere else.


    Visual Guide Update – Unleashed Battle Packs
    [Pete | 11/11/05]

         The Battle of Utapau wave rounds out with the 4th Battle Pack today. No army would be complete without Clones and this Battle Pack has 4 Utapau Clones posed in different attack positions! Check them out by clicking below!
         And...don't forget to head on over to Alliance Collectibles to build your Unleashed Battle Pack army!



     

     


    Andrew's Toyz Update
    [Pete | 11/10/05]

         New arrivals at Andrew's Toyz! They have been very busy shipping and receiving new products. New is stock are Code 3 mini sculpted posters, Gentle Giant Yoda (ESB) and Darth Vader (ROTS) mini busts, with Bust-Ups Series 4 coming very soon, Master Replicas Limited Edition and scaled lightsabers, Kotobukiya statues, exclusives and more!! Take a look at the huge list of great items right here!!
         SPECIAL OFFER: Get $10 of Andrew’s Toyz store credit for FREE! Stop by our site for complete details. We are always the first to bring you new and popular Star Wars collectibles at great prices. Make sure to visit our site regularly, we are receiving shipments daily! Don't forget to sign up for our free newsletter …there will be a very big promotion coming soon only to newsletter members. Visit Andrew’s Toyz: www.andrewstoyz.com


    You Buy Now! Weekly Update
    [Pete | 11/10/05]

         Lot's of new stuff in-stock as well as new items available for pre-order. Check out the full update right here for all of this week's news.

         New Arrivals This Week

  • Spud Trooper
  • Sin City 18" Hartigan
         New Items Available for Pre-Order
  • South Park Series 1


  • Hasbro Update
    [Pete | 11/10/05]

         The Official Site has more news of what is to come in 2006 with a look at the Unleashed Battle Pack Order 66 wave, another cool Attacktix Battle Pack and, if you really need to look, one more image of that thing they call the holiday Vader.

     


    Visual Guide Update – Unleashed Battle Packs
    [Pete | 11/09/05]

         We didn't hear anyone tell us to stop yet, so here is the third bunch of Unleashed Battle Pack figures from the Battle of Utapau wave. You can't have a battle without commanders so this pack contains Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous and their sidekicks, Commander Cody and Grievous' bodyguard!
         Check out Alliance Collectibles to pick up your Unleashed Battle Packs!



     

     


    Visual Guide Update – Unleashed Battle Packs
    [Chuck | 11/09/05]

         The Battle of Utapau continues with the Utapaun Warriors! Check out all 4 variations of this unleashed army builder. Keep an eye out as we roll out the last 2 Battle Packs from the (highly?) anticipated premiere of the Unleashed Battle Packs! Once you've made up your mind and you just have to have them, head on over to Alliance Collectibles and pick all 4 sets up!


      
       


    R2D Toys News!
    [Pete | 11/09/05]

         R2D Toys just received the 2nd variant of the Evolutions Clone Trooper to Stormtrooper action figure set ! Priced at £25 these are HOT and selling very fast ! They are also totally different to the first Evolutions pack.
         They also have the Covert Ops Clone Trooper, Separation of the Twins, Attack on Coruscant Battle Pack, Holographic Emperor Palpatine and more! Stop by now and get shopping!


    Kurt Adler On-line!
    [Pete | 11/09/05]

         Christmas is just around the corner and Kurt S. Adler who has been making holidays brighter for everyone since 1946 has added Star Wars to the catalog this year and they have done it with style! From Fabriche™ and glass tree ornaments to stockings to hang over the fireplace Kurt S. Adler has got something to add to your holiday decor! Stop in today and get ready for the holiday season!

     


    The 12" Are Coming!
    [Pete | 11/09/05]

         Sideshow Collectibles is proud to offer you an exclusive preview of their first 12-inch Star Wars figure: Jedi Luke Skywalker. Pre-Orders will begin this Friday, November 11th and an exclusive edition will be available for customers of SideshowCollectibles.com. Click Here to take a sneak peek of the first of the brand new 12" figures!


    Visual Guide Update – Unleashed Battle Packs
    [Pete | 11/08/05]

         Love 'em or hate 'em the Unleashed Battle Packs are here and we're here to help you get a better idea of what these babies look like. Tonight, we'll start off with the Battle Droid pack from the Battle of Utapau wave. The pack contains 2 Battle Droids, a Super Battle Droid and a Destroyer Droid. The Super Battle Droid and one of the Battle Droids even have articulation at the shoulders! Click below for a closer look and stand by...the rest are on the way!
         Head on over to Alliance Collectibles to order up some Unleashed Battle Droids for your army now!



     

     


    Hasbro Update – Battle of Geonosis
    [Pete | 11/08/05]

         Hasbro chimes in with some brand new images of the Battle of Geonosis wave with is due out next spring! This article highlights brand new figures in the likes of Sora Bulq, Sun Fac and Scorch - Republic Commando along with some familiar favorites and kit bashed figures like C-3PO with Battle Droid Head, Poggle the Lesser, Jango Fett and Yoda!

       


    Visual Guide Update – Exclusives
    [Pete | 11/08/05]

         Returning from a highly secret mission the Covert Ops Clone Trooper is now included in the Exclusives Section of the Revenge of the Sith Visual Guide. Inspired by the specialized trooper armor seen in the movie, this figure was created to celebrate the release of "Revenge" on DVD. Take a closer look below.
         Your source for figures first, Alliance Collectibles has this very special Clone Trooper and the new Unleashed Battlepacks in stock...stop by today and add them to your collection!


    Star Wars Action News Podcast
    [Pete | 11/08/05]

         Star Wars Action News Podcast's 11th Episode is up and ready to listen to! The eleventh episode of Star Wars Action News is live. This week Arnie and Marjorie feel the aftermath of the last installment of the saga being released on DVD, and also the aftermath of the Episode III line as the last figures hit the pegs. The twenty-four hours surrounding the release of the DVD was a whirlwind of Star Wars memorabilia. What did they get, and what should you now pick up on e-bay? The lithograph? The coin? The foozball table? Foozball table?!?!? Listen to find out! Head on over to reviewstarwars.com and get all the answers that you are looking for!


    Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant
    [Pete | 11/08/05]

         Our favorite little green friend has been added to the Gentle Giant Visual Guide today. This is the second edition of Yoda and he is done in his likeness from The Empire Strikes Back. With an edition size of 15,000 everyone can finally add the master of all Jedi Masters to their collection!
         Don't forget to stop by Andrew's Toyz to add Yoda, Darth Vader, Sandtroopers and more to your mini-bust collection!


    Sandtroopers Sideshow Contest
    [Pete | 11/08/05]

         Sideshow Collectibles and Sandtroopers.com are joining forces to help promote the new Premium Format line! From now until November 28th forum members that access this page and sign up for the Sideshow newsletter will be put into a drawing for a Premium Format Luke Skywalker. The winner will be selected by Sideshow on November 29th 2005. This is available to Sandtroopers.com Forum members ONLY, so if you are already registered you are already in the selection process!


    Collector's Room Update
    [Pete | 11/07/05]

         Edward Hallett from Halifax, England sends in his collection photos. He's been hard at work building an impressive collection for 8 years and it shows! Check them out by clicking one of the images below!
         Remember to sending in images of your collection is as easy as dropping us an e-mail at collections@jeditemplearchives.com with the images or links and we take care of the rest!

     


    Visual Guide Update – POTF2
    [Chuck | 11/07/05]

         The last of the Max Rebo Band Pairs, and the hardest one to find of the bunch, is Max Rebo himself and his Special Edition pal Doda Bodonawieedo. Check out the POTF2 guide for the complete set of band pairs, and keep checking back as we start a new section of POTF2 updates later this week!

       


    November Contest!
    [Pete | 11/06/05]

         This month's contest is another easy one to enter...we figure, with all the holiday shopping that will be eating all your time up that we should make it as relaxing as possible to score some good stuff these next few months. Any Jedi Temple War Room member who makes one good contributing post is in! The prize is a cool Senator Male-Dee photo autographed by Kee Chan himself! Can you think of a better way to celebrate those deleted scenes on the Revenge of the Sith DVD?
         And, as usual, we have a way for you to win a few bonus entries. For every 10 posts you have in the War Room this month you'll have one extra shot at winning the prize!
         As usual, a big thanks goes out to the Autograph Bounty Hunter for donating the prize!



    Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant
    [Pete | 11/06/05]

         Here's another update to the Gentle Giant Visual Guide....this time we are giving you the Glow-in-the-dark chase bust-ups from the Spirit of the Rebellion 2004 convention exclusives. This set helped kick off the whole bust-up craze and is a must for any bust-up completist!

     

     


    Collector's Room Update
    [Pete | 11/06/05]

         Cansu Korkmaz sent in images of his collection to be shared with all of us...Cansu loves to read as you can see and has a very nice collection of books and magazines! Click the images below to see his full collection!
         Remember to sending in images of your collection is as easy as dropping us an e-mail at collections@jeditemplearchives.com with the images or links and we take care of the rest!

     


    Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant
    [Pete | 11/06/05]

         C-3PO makes his way to the Gentle Giant Visual Guide today. He is the first in a series of our favorite protocol droid...other versions of C-3PO will include an AOTC rendition from the Art of Star Wars Exhibition and a chrome version of the same from MBNA America.


    BriansToys.com Newsletter #331
    [Chuck | 09/05/05]

         The latest info from Brianstoys.com can be found in their latest newsletter. Head on over to Brianstoys to check out all the new deals, including the Best Buy Unleashed Darth Vader and the new white clone evolution set!



    Visual Guide Update – POTF2
    [Chuck | 11/05/05]

         The next set of Max Rebo Band Pairs to hit the POTF2 guide are Droopy McCool and Barquin D'an. As with the first set, pretty good sculpts, good background characters, not much playability. Enjoy!

       


    Sideshow Premium Format Leia Pre-Order
    [Pete | 11/05/05]

         The beautiful Princess Leia represents diplomacy, strength, and hope within the Rebel Alliance. Serving as the youngest member of the Imperial Senate, Princess Leia secretly leads the struggling Rebellion in their mission to overthrow the Galactic Empire. Star Wars fans have a chance to pre-order the Princess Leia Exclusive Premium Format Figure. Click the image below and reserve your piece today!

    Princess Leia Premium Format Figure


    Research Droid Reviews - "Quick Shot" Galactic Heroes
    [Sal | 11/05/05]

         I've been a fan of these since their Playskool beginnings, and with these latest four sets, I'm even more a fan of them. No articulation, static pose, wrong scale...everything we collectors normally hate in figures, yet "coo" over for the Galactic Heroes. Click Here my "Quick Shot" review for all four new ROTS sets combined!


    Visual Guide Update – LEGO
    [Pete | 11/04/05]

         Have we ever mentioned how cool the LEGO vehicles are? If you haven't caught on yet, then maybe the Clone Turbo Tank will catch your attention. You'll be hard pressed to find this vehicle at this scale anywhere in the future of Star Wars collectibles! This version comes with not only mini-figs galore, a Mace Windu with light-up lightsaber and a BARC Speeder, but even spring loaded wheels and all sorts of other moving parts! Click below for a closer look!



     


    More TOMY Remote Control Droids?
    [Pete | 11/04/05]

         Blister World Character Store has a few new droids listed on their site with the TOMY Remote Control R2-D2 as an additional reference! Check out the listings for R4-P17 and R2-Q5!


    Welcome R2D Toys!
    [Pete | 11/04/05]

         R2D Toys just got in a fresh truck of great merchandise and you are not going to want to wait on ordering these:

  • Battle Pack - Clone Attack On Coruscant
  • Separation Of The Twins
  • Covert Ops Clone Trooper (Star Wars Shop Exclusive)
  • Clone Trooper Deluxe 3 Pack - With Green Accents
         They also got in a bunch of Gentle Giant Mini-Busts including both Deluxe Sandtroopers, ESB Yoda, Luke X-Wing Pilot and ROTS Darth Vader. The Sideshow Luke Skywalker tops off a great bunch of brand new stuff in store! Stop by R2D Toys now!


  • Visual Guide Update – LEGO
    [Pete | 11/04/05]

         It just always hits me each time I build a LEGO set how cool all the vehicles are...and that they tend to give us such a wide selection of them! Today the Set #7260 Wookiee Catamaran has been added to the mix. Not only do you get the way cool catamaran, but a Clone Swamp Speeder, 2 clones, a Wookiee Warriors, Chewbacca and Luminara Unduli - with her light up lightsaber no less! Check it out...click below!

     


    October Contest Winner!
    [Sal | 11/03/05]

         Clarence R. found his way through the tremendous response to the October contest and found himself the winner! He scored an awesome Boba Fett photograph signed by Mr. Fett himself...Jeremy Bulloch! The Autograph Bounty Hunter donated the prize and he's got a lot more where that came from...Stop by the site and see what kind of bounty you can add to your own collection! Stay tuned...our next competition is on the way!


    Utapau Clone Sightings
    [Sal | 11/03/05]

         Reports are coming in that the Target exclusive Utapau Shadow Trooper has been spotted. The Jedi Temple Research Droids have been able to slice their way to some information most army builders have been dying to know...it seems that the official release date has been set at November 20. So start heading out to those Targets armed with your DCPIs and you just may be lucky enough to run into an employee that can help that army of yours...


    Andrew's Toyz Update
    [Pete | 11/03/05]

         Andrew's Toyz has the Star Wars goodies rolling in these days...they have new stock in almost everything including Code 3 Mini posters, Master Replica LE Lightsabers, Master Replica Mini Lightsabers, Hasbro exclusives, Gentle Giant busts and more!! Head on over to Andrew's Toyz now and add some of the goods to your collection!


    Visual Guide Update – POTF2
    [Chuck | 11/03/05]

         Our next POTF2 updates are more multipacks, this time the Max Rebo Band Pairs. While not very articulated or packed with accessories, these 2-packs were a great addition to the toy line! Featuring both older characters, and characters from the Special Edition, these 6 figures make great background material for that Jabba the Hutt diorama! First up are lead singers Sy Snootles and Joh Yowza!

       


    Star Wars Bobbleheads Are Here!!
    [Pete | 11/03/05]

         What is full of Force and always keeping their heads up? Why the Jedi Temple Archives Bobbleheads! We have them here for your downloading pleasure, so you can use them in any way you can imagine to add a little something extra to your computer desktop or collection room!
         You can also find the Bobbleheads in the Jedi Temple War Rooms as avatars! Check the Avatar Gallery accessible from your forum profile. If you enjoy the Star Wars art work from our very own Joris De Smet why not send him an e-mail with your feedback or the request for the Bobblehead that isn't there yet! Enjoy!

       


    You Buy Now! Weekly Update
    [Pete | 11/03/05]

         We just finalized a very exciting purchase, a long time collector sold us their extensive Marvel Legends and Star Wars collection. Unfortunately, we just finished going through everything and didn't have time to add these items to the site before sending out this news release. However, if you are looking for older Star Wars and Marvel Legends figures, check out our site throughout the rest of the week as we add all the goodies. We only have one or two of most of the items in the collection and expect them to sell quickly.. Check out the full update right here for all of this week's news.

         New Arrivals This Week

  • Kotobukiya 501st Clone Trooper


  • Revenge is on VHS!
    [Pete | 11/03/05]

         Our pals over at MouseDroid.com have some great news for Australians (or people who have friends in Australia that can help them out) who would like to complete the Saga in video form:
         Complete your Star Wars Saga collection on VHS. Local Big-W stores have received very limited stock of Star Wars Revenge of the Sith on VHS (PAL format), so be quick to pick up your copy and complete your VHS archive. Visit MouseDroid.com for Commander Mike’s photos of his VHS find.


    Customs Corner Update
    [Pete | 11/02/05]

         Jeffrey Van Hove has sent in a new update of his latest custom...Luke Skywalker in Imperial Guard Disguise from SoTE! Check it out over on his customs page or by clicking one of the images below!
         Have customs to share? Send them in to customs@jeditemplearchives.com and join the fun!

     


    Visual Guide Update – LEGO
    [Pete | 11/02/05]

         Today is TIE Fighter Day and to prove it we have added yet another TIE Fighter to the Visual Guides...this time, it is LEGO Set #7263 LEGO Set #7263. The great thing about this set is not just another opportunity to score another part of the Imperial Fleet, but it comes with a Darth Vader complete with light up lightsaber! Check it out...click below!


    Visual Guide Update – ROTS
    [Pete | 11/02/05]

         Bigger and better than ever before, the new TIE Fighter with larger scale wings has made its way into the ROTS Visual Guides today. Clearly larger than all the TIEs that came before it, this is the TIE Fighter of TIE Fighters! Click below for a closer look!

     


    Welcome R2D Toys!
    [Pete | 11/02/05]

         The Jedi Temple Archives would like to welcome R2D Toys to our team of sponsors! They've got a great store full of fantastic items in stock and up for pre-order like the entire line of ROTS Basic figures, Separation of the Twins, the Gentle Giant Sandtrooper mini-busts, Master Replicas props, Kotobukiya soft vinyl model kits and more! Head on over to R2D Toys and your sure to leave with something new for the collection!
         Click Here to take a look at R2D Toys latest newsletter packed with great stuff!


    Hasbro Update
    [Pete | 11/02/05]

         Nothing here that you have not seen before, but now it is officially official as Hasbro Updates their web site with the Battle of Carkoon wave. Click below for more information.

     


    Visual Guide Update – POTF2
    [Chuck | 11/01/05]

         The final POTF2 cinema scene is now added to the visual guides! The Rebel Pilots scene is another cool edition to a very cool line. Click on over to see detailed images of the entire cinema scene line, and check out the cool rebel pilots below!

           


    Huge Sale at Master Replicas
    [Pete | 11/01/05]

         Don't forget that Master Replicas will be holding their DVD Release Party today starting at 9 am Pacific Time. The only way to find out what will be on sale (and the promise a really great sale) you'll need to drop by their site!


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