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Toys R Us Returns To Times Square, Albeit Briefly

Toys R Us is coming back to New York City, but just for the holidays at 42nd Street and 6th Avenue in Times Square. Bloomberg has the full story! JTA has exclusively learned that the location should open on August 26th (just in time for Force Friday II) and be open through the New Year.

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Some Interesting Items Being Sold On eBay As Of Late

Check out some of these latest eBay auctions making the rounds. Definitely some interesting things to find on eBay these days. Hopefully, you don’t find my lack of details disturbing *wink, wink*

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Is Star Wars "Toy Fatigue".... A Thing?

New York Post posted an article, of which part of it reads: “There is fatigue with ‘Star Wars’ and all the hype surrounding the movies,” said BMO Capital Markets toy analyst, Gerrick Johnson. Disney decided to unspool “Star Wars” films in consecutive Decembers. The first movie, 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” sparked much interest in its toy line. The reaction at retail was much more muted for 2016’s “Rogue One.” Too much of a good thing, it appears, is bad for the toy business. Check out the article and then come back and give your own thoughts on the matter.

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“There are no black people on Game of Thrones,” Boyega says. “You don’t see one black person in Lord of the Rings. And though Star Wars had featured a few black characters — Billy Dee Williams as a smuggler, Samuel L. Jackson as a peripheral Jedi — they were less represented in the galaxy than Ewoks. I ain’t paying money to always see one type of person on-screen,” says Boyega. “Because you see different people from different backgrounds, different cultures, every day. Even if you’re a racist, you have to live with that. We can ruffle up some feathers.” Wow, John. I don’t see how that makes Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings unwatchable. I mean, we had to sit through The Force Awakens watching your nonstop panting. See how crippling identity politics is, folks? See the full interview at GQ.

UPDATE: NEW DEBATE – Did Boyega really mean “He won’t pay to see predominantly white casts? Or did he really mean “I don’t pay all of this money to see movies just to see a predominantly all-white cast. There are other people in this world…. it’s disappointing.” There is a fine line of difference here, but both are still in poor taste in my opinion. Either way, GQ should have elaborated on these quotes in a way to make them less incendiary. What do you think?

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Theft At Rancho Obi-Wan Updates

On Monday morning, Carl Edward Cunningham plead guilty in Sonoma County Superior Court to one count of Felony Grand Theft. He is facing up to four years behind bars when he is sentenced on September 7th, 2017. If you haven’t been following along, many items disappeared from Rancho Obi-Wan including the prototype rocket-firing Boba Fett. You can read more about this here.

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More Closings From Sears Holdings Are In The Works

Sears Holdings Corporation recently announced in their Blog that 8 Sears and 35 Kmart stores deemed unprofitable are set to close. This is part of their “strategy” to  address loses as well as reduced the square footage of some of their other stores because they are “simply too big for our current needs.” What kind of effect will this have on future TBS6 Exclusives? Hopefully, this will mean finding somewhere else to distribute future exclusives. I personally liked the environmental pieces with K-Mart exclusives, although they could have been handled a bit better.  Click Here for a list of the stores set for closing.

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Happy 4th Of July!

The staff at JediTempleArchives.com wishes all of our readers, friends, staff, sponsors and colleagues a wonderful 4th of July. Sing your freedom!

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Street Drugs Found In Carrie Fisher's Body During Autopsy

Drugs, including heroin and cocaine, were found in Carrie’s body during her autopsy. USA Today has the full (and very upsetting) story.

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The Modern Garage Sale

Like many of you, I remember scouring garage sales for Star Wars figures that parents were selling for .25 cents or 5 for a buck. It seems like with all the technology at your finger tips, the days of finding that gem cheap is over (or at least more difficult). Well, I had this app on my phone for quite awhile and I mostly used it to sell some old clothes and things, but recently I find out it can be a treasure trove for Star Wars collectors. Click through to find out more.

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Award winning ethical footwear label and pioneer, Po-Zu launch AW17 Mainline & Star Wars™ | Po-Zu AW17, is Offering a fresh look and feel to the signature Po-Zu range. The AW17 collection blends comfort and style with sustainable materials and the classic ethos of the brand. Click through for the full press release.

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Inside Carrie Fisher's Memorabilia Filled Home

Need we say more? Be sure to go and check it out at ABC News.

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Boba Fett Themed Volkswagen Bug At Texas Car Show

JTA regular Martin M. is about as big a Volkswagen Bug fan as he is a Star Wars fan so he went out of his gourd when he went to a VW car show locally in Texas and discovered a Boba Fett themed VW. He asked to share the splendor with the rest of our readers. Click through for the full gallery! Thanks Martin!

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It’s been difficult for Star Wars fans to accept the loss of Carrie Fisher, but now her home and over 1,500 personal items that belonged to Carrie and her mother Debbie are being auctioned off. This may be a once in a lifetime chance to get some one-of-a-kind items that would be the envy of many collectors across the globe including a life-size C-3PO and bronze Yoda statue. You can read more about the auction in USA Today..

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Have you been feeling that the 40th anniversary of Star Wars has been celebrated in a rather lackluster way by all those who hold the official keys to it so far? Don’t get me wrong, there have been some great memories relived and some cool commemorations, but probably nothing done so far holds a candle for what this trip down memory lane will bring you. It’s long, it’s groovy and it might make you tear up and laugh at the same time. Relive where it all begin and where it has gone in this incredible 40 year tribute to the Star Wars film franchise. It’s 95 MINUTES OF STAR WARS INSANITY!

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