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May 2004

Commemorative DVD Figure Sets

Posted by Pete | May 31, 2004 at 09:56 PM EDT |

     It seems that Hasbro will be taking advantage of the release of the OT on DVD once again, this time with a Commemorative Set of figures for each of the three movies. While the figures are all previously released, the packaging is sure to grab the attention of the collector.
  • A New Hope: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2 & C-3PO
  • The Empire Strikes Back: Han Solo, Princess Leia & Chewbacca (Bespin)
  • The Return of the Jedi: The Emperor, Darth Vader & Stormtrooper
    These images come from this auction.

       
  • OTC Ask Yoda at TRU

    Posted by Pete | May 31, 2004 at 06:55 PM EDT |

         ToysRUs has the OTC Ask Yoda up for pre-sale in thier database and it is due to ship out on July 25. This newest version of Ask Yoda speacks 24 different phrases and has "real feel" skin...for those of you who ever wondered just what a Yoda felt like! Click here to check out all the details!

    Jedi Council Set & Darth Vader's Tie Images

    Posted by Pete | May 31, 2004 at 03:53 PM EDT |

         4-Inches has a few more sneak peak treats for us all! This time, they have some carded images of the OTC Darth Vader Tie Fighter, which will come complete with a Darth Vader pack-in! They also have a loose image of what all 6 of the Jedi Council Sets will look like once all put together! Click the thumbnails below or head on over to 4-Inches for a closer look!





    OTC Endor Ambush Multi-Pack

    Posted by Pete | May 30, 2004 at 06:52 PM EDT |

         If the 12" OTC Luke was not enough for you, the same eBay seller has carded images of the Endor Ambush multi-pack featuring Wicket, Logray, Han Solo, a Rebel Trooper and a Biker Scout on his Speeder. Thanks to Chris over at TheJawa.com for the tip!

       

    12" OTC Luke Images

    Posted by Pete | May 30, 2004 at 02:51 PM EDT |

         eBay has once again shown that you can find images of almost anything before they surface anywhere else. This time they've got images of the 12" Luke Skywalker that is part of the Vintage style packaging OTC line. CLick the thumbs below to check it out!

       

    Toy Fellas News Feed

    Posted by Pete | May 29, 2004 at 06:49 PM EDT |

         Toyfellas.com has the Star Wars Unleashed Jedi Luke & Darth Sidious in New Packaging only $17.99 each in stock...Click the image below to order yours today.
         Also we will be receiving many new items in June such as, Star Wars OTC, OTCV Basic & 12". G.I. Joe Valor vs. Venom Wave 3, Marvel Legends Series 6, Lord of the Rings and G.I. Joe Artist Proof Storm Shadow Mini Bust. It is the same as the previous Storm Shadow mini bust, but without the number on the bottom.
         So be sure to check back often and if you have not please subscribe to our News Letter to be notified of sales, new items & promotions.

    OTC Luke Skywalker – X-Wing Pilot Added to Visual Guides

    Posted by Pete | May 28, 2004 at 06:47 PM EDT |

         Luke Skywalker wearing his X-Wing Pilot Uniform has been added to the Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guide tonight. Originally from the POTJ line, Luke has been repainted and no longer has his "buck teeth" and the helmet is a darker shade of grey.
         Need something for your Luke to fly? Well, stop by Alliance Collectibles and order up yourself an OTC X-Wing and a OTC Tie Fighter for Luke to chase down!

    Original Trilogy Dagobah Wave Added

    Posted by Pete | May 27, 2004 at 05:44 PM EDT |

         Tonight we have updated the Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guide with all four figures from the Dagobah wave!
         Luke Skywalker comes with two sets of arms as well as two head sculpts so that you can recreate a variety of scenes from The Empire Strikes Back simply by replacing one set with the other. If Luke is not performing a handstand, the backpack that is included with the Yoda figure can be attached to his back and Yoda can be taken for a ride!
         Spirit Obi-Wan has articulation at the head, shoulders, elbows and wrists...not bad for someone who now lives on another plane of the Force! And, while R2-D2 has limited articulation, a press of the button produces a variety of sounds from that famous R2 scream to a wide variety of astromech chatter!
         Alliance Collectibles has the entire Dagobah wave in stock now, along with all your other OTC needs and beyond, so stop in today, check them out and place your order!!
       

       

       

    Clone Wars Art at the StarWarsShop.com

    Posted by Pete | May 27, 2004 at 03:37 PM EDT |

         The StarWarsShop.com has a new unique product for sale that will be of interest to many collectors...especially if they have a little extra cash to burn! This "Anakin vs. Asajj" Limited Edition, Hand Painted Clone Wars Art is a limited edition (250) hand painted animation cel from the Star Wars: Clone Wars Cartoon Network micro-series.
         Each beautifully hand painted cel is over a gicleé reproduction of the actual production background. Gicleé (zhee-clay) is a digital fine art printmaking process wherein millions of ink droplets stream onto canvas or high-quality stock paper. The scene is presented in wide screen format as a 'pan,' setting it apart in its unique collectibility.
    Click on the thumbnail below to take a close look at it over at the StarWarsShop.com

    Retro OTC Luke Skywalker Update

    Posted by Pete | May 27, 2004 at 12:35 AM EDT |

         Hasbro rounds out updates of the first four OTC figures on the Vintage style card today with information on Luke Skywalker.
         Luke also comes with 14 points of articulation including double-pivot ankles and ball-jointed mid-torso, hips, and knees! And let's not forget about the ultra cool throw-back packaging!! Due up next week is Darth Vader! To read all about it just click on the thumbnail below:

    Original Trilogy Collection Guide Fully Functional

    Posted by Pete | May 26, 2004 at 06:48 PM EDT |

         We are pleased to announce the Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guide is now open with the addition of images of Luke Skywalker - Jedi, Han Solo, Chewbacca complete with his new bowcaster and Darth Vader. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for images from the Dagobah wave!!
         And...don't forget that Alliance Collectibles has all of your OTC collection needs in stock and ready to ship to you right now! So, head on over to Alliance Collectibles and place your order today before they are all sold out!
       

       

    Retro OTC Han Solo Update

    Posted by Mike | May 26, 2004 at 03:46 PM EDT |

         Either Hasbro is confused or they snuck one under everyones radar yesterday. Hasbro.com has been updated with the Retro Style Han Solo. As of this post, the date on the update says the 25th, however I could swear that there was no post for this yesterday.
         Anyway, the news update outlines some of the features of the figure, such as the 14 points of articulation. Also, we can't forget about the Vintage Packaging, something that is sure to force even the most dedicated openers to leave a few of these on the card. To check out the update click on the thumbnail below:

    Episode I Guide Now Open

    Posted by Chuck | May 25, 2004 at 09:44 PM EDT |

         Today we open up our Episode I guide! Although it is not complete, we felt it will still serve as a great source of information. Not to mention it launches with a complete Episode I checklist in PDF format. We'll be working hard over the months to get this guide up to date. Be sure to check out our newest guide and let us know if you find any errors or omissions!

    Exclusive Pewter AT-AT By Rawcliffe

    Posted by Mike | May 25, 2004 at 05:42 PM EDT |

         If you are a fan of the Pewter Star Wars figurines by Rawcliffe, you don't want to miss this one. Rawcliffe's latest release, the fan fav AT-AT is now at StarWarsShop.com, and that is the only place to find it as it is exclusive to the Official Store. Standing 3-inches tall, this bad boy can be yours for $69.99.
         To check out the info or to order, click on the thumbnail below.

    OTC Cloud City Carded Images

    Posted by Pete | May 25, 2004 at 03:40 PM EDT |

         Carded images of the Cloud Car Pilot (OTC-19) and Lobot (OTC-20) can be found in the eBay auctions of gtr430s Just click on the thumbnails below to check them out!

           

    More Retro OTC Images

    Posted by Pete | May 23, 2004 at 06:39 PM EDT |

         Some more of the Retro OTC line figures have surfaced on eBay and the images are here for you to check out! Just click on the thumbnails below and remember...these should be available in only about a month or so!!

           

    2004 Visual Guide Updated

    Posted by Pete | May 23, 2004 at 03:38 PM EDT |

         The 2004 Visual Guide has been updated with the additions of the 12" Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jawas as well as the Repacked Obi-Wan and Jango from the 2003 Deluxe Kamino Showdown line.
         Keep checking back this week for the first additions to the Original Trilogy Collection startinf off with the Dagobah wave and five more figures from the line!

       

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #256

    Posted by Pete | May 23, 2004 at 12:36 AM EDT |

         Along with this latest edition of their newsletter, we'd like to welcome Brian's Toys to The Jedi Temple Archives!
         They have ROTJ 12" Dolls in stock including Biker Scout, Ewoks, Luke Jedi and Yoda!!! Kotobukiya Luke Stormtrooper and Darth Maul are also back in!
         A complete set of 12-Backs and ESB vintage carded figures was just added to our website, including a mint ESB Boba Fett. Click here to see the complete e-mail newsletter page.

    OTC Insight & JMPs News From Alliance Collectibles

    Posted by Pete | May 22, 2004 at 09:33 PM EDT |

         Thanks to Alliance Collectibles we have some carded images of the new Original Trilogy Collection Princess Leia and Biker Scout! The best part of these images is that the Biker Scout is the clean version that eluded so many collectors in the POTJ line!
         Alliance Collectibles also sends in a picture of the bar code and it now looks like that Jedi Masters Points are officially a thing of the past, so, it they are still sitting in your shoe box, they may just collect dust from now until the end of time.
         Also of note is that so far they have gone through many cases of the 84715000Y asst & 2 of the limited release 84715000Z asst (the asst with all 11 wave 7 OTC figures, including Leia & 2x Scout Troopers) & they have not yet seen a "Hand Stand" version of Dagobah Luke.

       

    OTC In Stock at Alliance Collectibles

    Posted by Pete | May 22, 2004 at 03:30 PM EDT |

         This just in from Alliance Collectibles:
  • All 9 Wave 7 OTC Figures will be IN STOCK tomorrow, May 22
  • Unleashed Leia & Obi-Wan re-Packs will be in on 5/25.
  • Wave 8 is expected June 3rd & Vintage Wave 1 on June 18th
         Don't wait, head on over to their Presells Section now and place your orders!
         They have also re-stocked & lowered prices on ALL 21 2004 GOLD Saga figures & 8 Ultra Figures!! And...don't forget to check out their Factory Sealed Case section as they are adding cases daily!!
  • Topps Star Wars Heritage Cards

    Posted by Pete | May 20, 2004 at 10:28 PM EDT |

         From Star Wars.com come news of a new trading card series that will cover all six episodes of the Star Wars saga:
         Star Wars cards from Topps were one of the very first collectibles, one of the very first ways fans in 1977 could continue the adventure beyond the movie theater. This September, Topps will publish an exciting new card series that encompasses all six Star Wars movies, including a sneak peek at the forthcoming final film, Star Wars: Episode III. Aptly titled Star Wars Heritage, the series is timed to coincide with the eagerly awaited Star Wars Trilogy DVD release.
         In addition, a total of 6 promo cards will be available from a a variety of sources:
  • Promo Card #1 (TPM) in Star Wars Insider #78
  • Promo Card #2 (AOTC) at StarWarsShop.com
  • Promo Card #3 (EIII) at San Diego Comic Con International
  • Promo Card #4 (ANH) in Non-Sport Update magazine, Oct-Nov. issue
  • Promo Card #5 (ESB) in the Diamond Previews catalog, July issue
  • Promo Card #6 (ROTJ) in GamePro magazine, Nov. issue
         Check out the entire article at Star Wars.com and don't forget to check out the Topps website for updates.
  • Retro OTC Ben & Leia Close Up!

    Posted by Pete | May 20, 2004 at 04:53 PM EDT |

         Hasbro Hasbro posted news today about the Retro OTC line figures and cards and how they all come together. In the spotlight today are a bunch of details about the 3-3/4" Obi-Wan Kenobi and Princess Leia figures and a great shot at the look of the new cards...clamshell and all!
         Obi-Wan Kenobi wears a soft-goods cloak and skirt, carries a
    lightsaber and has 10 points of articulation: neck, shoulders, elbows,
    wrists, waist and hips.

         Princess Leia is wearing her classic white gown that includes a soft goods skirt. She comes with a stormtrooper blaster and has 11 points of articulation including the head, shoulders, elbows, wrist, waist, hips, and knees.
         In order for Hasbro to get as close as possible to the original card design Lucasfilm dug deep into their archives to find the original, Kenner-exclusive character photographs as well as the original Luke & Leia logo. Click on the images below to read the both stories!

       

    JTA Welcomes Toy Fellas to the Archives!

    Posted by Pete | May 20, 2004 at 03:52 PM EDT |

         We want to welcome every one to Toyfellas.com. We are located in California and sell Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Lord of the Rings and more. In June we will be receiving many new Star Wars items, OTC, Unleashed and much more.
         For a limited time (until 5/31/04) all readers from Jeditemplearchives.com can receive a 14% discount off all order totals (excluding shipping) at Toyfellas.com.
         Simply use the coupon code: jedi once you add all your item to the cart. Scroll to the bottom of the page where it says coupon code and type in jedi. Then click submit and simply proceed with check out.
         Also please be sure to subscribe to our News Letter, so you can be notified about our New Items, Sales & Discounts.

    Gentle Giant Convention Exclusive Unveiled!

    Posted by Pete | May 14, 2004 at 09:50 PM EDT |

         Gentle Giant announced today that this years summer convention exclusive will be Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise. The mini-bust will sell for $45 and will be available at the San Diego Comic Con and Wizard World Chicago. A total of 400 will be available for each full day of the convention and 200 for Preview Night in San Diego.
         The busts will be limited to only one per person and a very strict program will be in effect to try to ensure that no one tries to beat the system. Any mini-busts left over after the shows will be made available to online to members of Gentle Giant's Collector's Club.
         The exclusive Spirit of the Rebellion 4-pack will be at both conventions as well and there will be 600 pieces allocated for every full day and 300 pieces allocated for Preview Night.

    OTC Checklist Updated

    Posted by Pete | May 14, 2004 at 05:49 PM EDT |

         Just a quick not to let you know that the Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guide and Checklist have both been updated with more information released from Hasbro today. The changes include:
  • Gamorrean Guard (#30) replaces the second Biker Scout
  • Imperial Trooper (Fan's Choice) Officially announced as #38

         The wallpaper posted on the Hasbro website has images of the entire line that shows which figures will be repacks and what the all new figures will look like.
  • Master Replicas Convention Exclusive

    Posted by Pete | May 14, 2004 at 03:46 PM EDT |

         Master Replicas has announced that this years convention exclusive will be a .45 Scale Replica of Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber as it was "first-built". It will make its debut at the San Diego Comic Con this July 21-25 and then will find its was to the following conventions:
         Wizard World, Chicago, August 13-15
         Gen-Con, Indianapolis, August 19-22
         Dragon-Con, Atlanta, September 3-6
         Others to be announced...

    12" Retro OTC Boba Fett Revealed

    Posted by Pete | May 13, 2004 at 03:44 PM EDT |

         Hasbro has released the latest images of the 12" Retro OTC Boba Fett along with the throw-back packaging that it will be encased in. As with the basic figure line, the throw-back packaging will look just like it did back in the vintage days when it was first released! The other 12" Retro OTC figures that have officially been announced so far are Luke Skywalker and the Stormtrooper.

    StarWars.com Updates OTC Figure List

    Posted by Pete | May 12, 2004 at 04:41 PM EDT |

         StarWars.com has announced the first thirty-seven Original Trilogy Collection basic figures that we will see this year and our Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guide has been updated to reflect all the new news! Keep checking back for more updates as the roll in!

    OTC Figures Due In At Alliance Collectibles

    Posted by Pete | May 12, 2004 at 03:39 PM EDT |

         Alliance Collectibles announces that the first wave of Original Trilogy Figures will be in stock and ready to ship the week of May 25. This wave includes Yoda, R2-D2, Luke and the Spirit of Obi-Wan and seven other figures for a total of 11 all in one shot! Then during the week of June 2 the second wave, including the rest of the figures up to number 20, will already be hot and ready to ship to your doorstep!
         And finally, they expect to have 3 of the first 4 Vintage figures in stock the week of June 15 in the likes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo and Princess Leia. So now is a good a time as any to stop in at Alliance Collectibles and place your pre-order before it's too late!!

    Hasbro Reveals Latest Unleashed

    Posted by Pete | May 11, 2004 at 03:38 PM EDT |

         Hasbro has finally released images of the Unleashed Bossk, sexy Aayla Secura and the wicked looking Tusken Raider and they also announced that the 3rd wave of 2004 Unleashed figures will include Aurra Sing, IG-88 and the Stormtrooper. Head on over to the Hasbro site to read the full article!

    Gentle Giant Offerings at Alliance Collectibles

    Posted by Pete | May 07, 2004 at 11:30 AM EDT |

         Alliance Collectibles is now accepting pre-orders for the following Gentle Giant items:
         Imperial Stormtrooper Mini-Bust $39.99 compare at other dealers for $49.99 Expected in stock late August
         Bust-Ups Series 1 "Heroes of the Rebellion" Set of 6 $23.99 Luke, Han, Leia C-3po, Yoda & Chewbacca

    Alliance Collectibles News

    Posted by Pete | May 04, 2004 at 01:00 PM EDT |

         Arriving this later week at Alliance Collectibles:
    Wave 5 (Executor Wave) US re-stocks = Lower Prices!!
    Wave 6 (Endor Wave) US re-stocks = Lower Prices!!
    Hall of Fame Assortment
    Unleashed Wave 8 Luke Jedi New Package & Sidious New Package
         The following will be Re-Stocked by the end of the week:
    Unleashed Wave 5 Luke Jedi
    Clone Wars AAT-Armored Assault Tank
    McQuarrie Concept Stormtrooper
    Tanus Spijek-Jabba's Sail Barge
    J'Quille-Jabba's Sail Barge
    Also check out our OTC Early Release pre-sell page!

     
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