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May 2007

Disney's Star Wars Weekends

Posted by Pete | May 31, 2007 at 11:38 PM EDT |

     Right on the heels of Celebration 4 we have headed down to Orlando to the kick off of Disney's Star Wars Weekends! We'll get the coverage rolling for you soon, but until then click below for a peek at the "front door".

Disney's Star Wars Weekends

Mystery Pack at Entertainment Earth

Posted by Pete | May 31, 2007 at 11:25 PM EDT |

     Of course you have heard of the Entertainment Earth Mystery Pack by now which stars Llats Ward and 13 other brand new action figures! They are taking pre-orders now so click below to head on over and reserve yours!

Brian's Toys Special Newsletter

Posted by Pete | May 31, 2007 at 11:15 PM EDT |

     Brian's Toys has sent in a special newsletter to announce the arrival of this years VTAC figures and the preorder of the fantastic Wave 5 figures (Hermie Odle!) as either a set or individually! Head on over to place an order today!

Brian's Toys

C4 Update – Photo Galleries From Day 5

Posted by Chuck | May 31, 2007 at 07:51 PM EDT |

      Our "at the convention" Celebration IV coverage wraps up tonight with some final day five galleries. We take you through the CIV art show, Lucasfilm Archives, give you a look at the one-of-a-kind Elvis Trooper mini-bust, and more! Stay tuned though, as our CIV coverage moves into it's next phase: Visual Guides! We have quite a few to show you, and we'll be giving you all the exclusives in our Visual Guide format over the next few weeks. We had a blast bringing you all this coverage, clocking in at over 1400 images, and can't wait to do it again at Celebration V!

Day 5

  

C4 Update – Star Wars Miniatures

Posted by Pete | May 31, 2007 at 07:32 PM EDT |

     We had a fantastic talk with Rachel Kirkman from Wizards of the Coast so she could bring us up to date on all the great new things happening in the world of Star Wars Miniatures...and trust us, there is a lot for 2007! Head on over to our Miniatures coverage for the full scoop and images of the entire Alliance & Empire line!




VCD Blackhole Stormtrooper Pre-Order NOW!

Posted by Pete | May 31, 2007 at 01:00 PM EDT |

     It is time for Sideshow Newsletter subscribers who are attending this year's SDCC to place your order for the VCD Blackhole Stormtrooper. If there are any left after 12 noon Pacific time attendees who are not newsletter subscribers can place their order then. Don't miss out, this one is sure to be a hit!

C4 Update – Opening Ceremonies Recap

Posted by Chuck | May 31, 2007 at 11:18 AM EDT |

     You've seen our photo gallery, now it's time to share our thoughts on the Opening Ceremonies for CIV...

Opening Ceremonies

Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

Posted by Pete | May 30, 2007 at 10:55 PM EDT |

     The latest newsletter from the Big Bad Toy Store is in. Take a look below for some cool Star Wars stuff and click here to read the entire news letter!
     New Pre-Orders!
  • TAC Wave 5

  • Gentle Giant R2-D2 Statue

  • Gentle Giant Chewbacca Animated Maquette

  • Kustomz TIE Fighter


  • Big Bad Toy Store

    Celebration Europe Collecting Panel Medallions Update

    Posted by Chuck | May 30, 2007 at 08:04 PM EDT |

         For those of you who had a fun time hunting down the Celebration Collector Panel medallions can now look forward to 12 more. As reported before, Celebration Europe will offer a similar give-away, this time focusing on foreign collecting. Chris Georgoulias, one of the sponsors of the medallions was nice enough to send along some images to tease coin hunters...

    C4 Update – Photo Galleries From Day 4

    Posted by Chuck | May 30, 2007 at 06:56 PM EDT |

          Day four at CIV proved just as busy as ever! We've got more galleries, including a tour around the Autograph Hall, more costumes, more convention photos, more Koto, and just plain Star Wars galore! Visit our Day four wrap-up page for the full report!

    Day 4

      

    C4 Update – Hasbro Round-up Report!

    Posted by Pete | May 30, 2007 at 04:50 PM EDT |

         Do you want the fill rundown of all things Hasbro that came out of Celebration 4? Just head on back to the Hasbro Q & A section where you can find the images of all the product, lists galore with release dates and information not included in the slide show!! And, find out what you can do with your scratched coins...




    VCD Blackhole Stormtrooper Pre-Order

    Posted by Pete | May 30, 2007 at 03:00 PM EDT |

         For those of you attending this year's SDCC the VCD Blackhole Stormtrooper will be on pre-order tomorrow between 10 am ad 12 noon Pacific time for attendees who are newsletter subscribers. After 12 noon they will be offered to non-newsletter subscribers who are attending the show. Set your reminders...this'll be a hot one!

    C4 Update – Photo Galleries From Day 3

    Posted by Chuck | May 29, 2007 at 08:20 PM EDT |

          Our day 3 coverage comes to an end, wrapping up with small galleries from LEGO, Hallmark, A Conversation with Carrie Fisher, and more! Stop by our Day 3 coverage page for all the details! Don't go away though, we still have quite a few galleries to bring you over the next few days which will be included in our Day 4 & 5 wrap-ups!

    Day 3 Coverage

      

    Celebration Europe Collecting Panel Medallions

    Posted by Chuck | May 29, 2007 at 07:05 PM EDT |

         Fans that had a hard time hunting down even just ONE of those collectors panel medallions this past weekend at CIV (that would be me) will be tearing their hair out for sure now. It was revealed during the Coins collecting panel that Celebration Europe will have another 12 medallions to hunt for during the overseas panels. These medalions are in the spirit of vintage foreign figures and looked quite cool!

    C4 Update – Hasbro Photo Gallery #2

    Posted by Chuck | May 29, 2007 at 04:56 PM EDT |

          Hasbro was the central booth in the whole exhibition hall, so it shouldn't be any surprise that we have another massive gallery from them. Stop by and check out some pictures of their other displays, including titaniums, galactic heroes, transformers, and more!

    Hasbro Gallery #2

      

    C4 Update – Fan Fair Hall

    Posted by Chuck | May 29, 2007 at 02:59 PM EDT |

          There was alot to do at Celebration IV, but when you needed a break from the crowds, lines, and general hecticness of the exhibition hall, the Fan Fair Hall was the place to go! There was plenty of room to walk around and not feel so cramped, not to mention the awesome creations at every corner! The large scaled X-Wing took center stage in the middle, with the huge diorama of the forest moon of Endor spread out across the floor. There was much to see, so stop by our gallery to see some of the Fan Fair sites!

    Fan Fair Hall

      

    C4 Update – The Vader Project

    Posted by Chuck | May 29, 2007 at 11:24 AM EDT |

          Fans attending CIV were treated to one heck of a cool art exhibit, like no other! The Vader Project: 66 artists decorating 66 Master Replicas-dontated Darth Vader helmets however they saw fit! Check out our photo gallery, taking you on a virtual tour of every single helmet...

    The Vader Project

      

    Urban-Collector Newsletter

    Posted by Chuck | May 29, 2007 at 11:04 AM EDT |

        Urban-Collector has several low priced Star Wars Products. From Code 3 Posters to Replica Helmets – check out our offerings for the week...

    C4 Update – Master Replicas Collectors Society Party

    Posted by Chuck | May 28, 2007 at 10:55 PM EDT |

          The Master Replicas Collectors Society Party was on Sunday night, with food, fun, contests, and an all around good time. Take a tour through our MR party gallery...

    Master Replicas Party

      

    C4 Update – R2-D2 Builders Room

    Posted by Chuck | May 28, 2007 at 10:20 PM EDT |

          Celebration may have wound down, but we're still rolling strong! We've got many many more galleries to roll out for you all week long covering events across the whole weekend! Now, sit back and take a tour through the R2-D2 Builders Room, a very impressive display of droid power!

    Celebration 4 R2 Builders

      

    Tales of the New Republic – The Answers... Sort of

    Posted by Chuck | May 27, 2007 at 06:32 PM EDT |

         There's been alot of buzz over the animated series photos and trailer showing up here, and during the Star Wars Animated TV Behing-The-Scenes panel we got answers! Supervising Director Dave Filoni was presented with the question about the legitimacy of this site and the video and said that they have nothing to do with it and it is completely fan made. Well, let's hope that we can see more from this, because they have done a fantastic job! However, after seeing the newest trailer on the big screen at the event, the animation is nothing compared to what Lucas Animation is doing!

    C4 Update – Animated TV Series Trailer Debut

    Posted by Chuck | May 27, 2007 at 06:26 PM EDT |

         We were teased a few weeks ago with the debut of the poster from the upcoming animated series, and today at the Star Wars Animated TV Behind-the-Scenes panel we were treated to the world premiere of the trailer for the series! Hands down, this was the most exciting event of CIV, and they were given permission to show this trailer from George Lucas just days before the convention started! The trailer was simply incredible, and Starwars.com has wasted no time in giving you a chance to see it too, minus the booming THX sound system...

    C4 Update – Photo Galleries From Day 2

    Posted by Chuck | May 27, 2007 at 06:10 AM EDT |

         We've completed our day 2 galleries, adding Acme Archives and more! Stay tuned for our day 2 commentary wrap-up, with full information on the future of the Star Wars Miniatures line, as well as continuing coverage from day 3!

    Day 2

      

    C4 Update – Star Wars Miniatures Photo Gallery

    Posted by Chuck | May 27, 2007 at 06:01 AM EDT |

         Star Wars Miniatures will be moving ahead full throttle this year like you have never seen before! A number of new sets, starter sets, "greatest hits" and vehicles will be released this year and we'll have the full scoop for you shortly! Until then...enjoy the images of the Alliance & Empire in the Star Wars Miniatures gallery!

    Celebration 4 Star Wars Miniatures

    Celebration 4 Star Wars Miniatures Celebration 4 Star Wars Miniatures

    Tales of the New Republic – Animated?? UPDATE

    Posted by Chuck | May 26, 2007 at 10:05 PM EDT |

         While the last 3 days of Celebration have not revealed anything for the future of Star Wars that we have not officially heard about yet, the Animated Tales of the New Republic web site continues to expand. Sometime during all of the excitement of C4 a trailer has surfaced and boy it good! If this is not an official Lucasfilm project it should be!! Maybe we'll find something out at the Animated TV panel tomorrow. Click here to check it out!

    C4 Update – Hasbro Q & A Photo Gallery

    Posted by Chuck | May 26, 2007 at 10:00 PM EDT |

         Time for more updates! We were never able to tear ourselves away from all the action yesterday so it is time for some nice image galleries! Today we present to you the images from the Hasbro Q&A, including the Hasbro slideshow. Don't forget to check out the photos of the new General Grievous Starship and the AT-TP 4" vehicles along with some great shots of R2-KT who was there in "droid"! You can see them all in our Hasbro Q & A Gallery! Don't forget to stop by later more more images...and more...and more!

    Celebration IV Hasbro Q & A

    Celebration IV Hasbro Q & A Celebration IV Hasbro Q & A

    C4 Update – Opening Ceremonies Photo Gallery

    Posted by Chuck | May 26, 2007 at 09:01 PM EDT |

         Last night the official Opening Ceremonies took place on Celebration stage where we all gathered to enjoy the 30th birthday of Star Wars! Despite an apparent bomb scare the hall was nearly full to the rim and we were joined by special guests like the mayor of LA, Anita Bizzotte from US Post Office marketing and a stage full of Star Wars stars that spanned the full 30 years of the Saga. We'll give you a verbal rundown of the good, the bad and the cake later on in the day, but for now just enjoy some great photos of the Celebration!

    Opening Ceremonies

    Opening Ceremonies  Opening Ceremonies

    Visual Guide Update – TAC Order 66 #6

    Posted by Chuck | May 25, 2007 at 10:00 AM EDT |

         Order 66 comes to an end: Specially trained troopers provide military support to Yoda to crush the Separatist forces on Kashyyyk...



        

    C4 Update – Photo Galleries From Day 1

    Posted by Chuck | May 25, 2007 at 06:54 AM EDT |

         We've got our first full day of coverage up, complete with photo galleries from Hasbro, Gentle Giant, Sideshow Collectibles, the SWAN/JTA Dinner Party, and more! Stop by and check out some of the CIV action, just from DAY 1!!

       

    New Star Wars Movie on Taps?

    Posted by Pete | May 24, 2007 at 11:02 PM EDT |

         What the heck, it is a fun rumor to think about...Jedi Defender found an article in an Aussie newspaper that is floating rumors that the big announcement at C4 Friday night could be the announcement of a new Star Wars movie! True or just Star Wars desires turned rumor? We'll find out in less than 24 hours. Until then, head over to Jedi Defender to find the link to the article...

    C4 Update – Gentle Giant!

    Posted by Pete | May 24, 2007 at 05:25 PM EDT |

         Wait to you see (or rather hear) what Gentle Giant has at the show! Click here to hear about the goodies!

    C4 Update – Sideshow Collectibles!

    Posted by Pete | May 24, 2007 at 04:29 PM EDT |

         Our next update involves some pretty cool new pieces from Sideshow! Just to wet your whistle for now expect to see a Premium Format Biker Scout with Speeder Bike and a 1:1 Bossk bust! Photos and more Sideshow news to come!

    UPDATE
         Sideshow will also be offering a Bronze Premium Format Darth Vader. They also have the 12" Obi-Wan Kenobi (ANH), Princess Leia and SDCC Holographic Darth Sidious on display! At the con? Head to the Sideshow booth and enter to win a Jabba Throne diorama complete with Jabba, Leia in Boussh Disguise, Bib Fortuna and the rest of the creatures!

    C4 Update – Hasbro 3-3/4'' Line!

    Posted by Pete | May 24, 2007 at 04:24 PM EDT |

         We're in! It is time to give you a quick scoop on what we saw in the Hasbro booth today...to see a list of basic figures, exclusives and battle packs from Hasbro just click here...photos to follow!

    MR General Public CIV Exclusives Pre-order

    Posted by Chuck | May 24, 2007 at 12:00 PM EDT |

        It's now time for the general pre-order for the Master Replicas Wedge Antilles X-wing Helmet Scaled Replica and Medal of Yavin Scaled Replica...

     

    Tales of the New Republic – Animated!

    Posted by Pete | May 24, 2007 at 08:33 AM EDT |

         Woah! What is this? Could another animated series be on the horizon? Check out this page for some amazing stills of what looks to be another great Star Wars series in the near future. For those of you at C4...look like this could be the big announcement that Steve Sansweet has for his Friday show!

    Celebration 4 – LEGO Press Release

    Posted by Pete | May 24, 2007 at 12:12 AM EDT |

         LEGO writes in with a sneak peek at what to expect from them at Celebration 4 starting tomorrow! To read all about the fun displays and some brand new, never seen before 30th Anniversary building sets just click away...

    Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

    Posted by Pete | May 23, 2007 at 11:59 PM EDT |

         Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another round of cool new arrivals and more high quality preorders.
         New Arrivals!
  • Star Wars Vintage Limited 2007

  • Star Wars Titanium Wave 3

  • Star Wars Interactive R2-D2

  • Sideshow Collectibles Yoda 1:1 Scale Bust

  •      Click here to read the entire news letter!

    Big Bad Toy Store

    Master Replicas CS Kits Arriving!

    Posted by Pete | May 23, 2007 at 03:48 PM EDT |

         Check those mailboxes! On the way out the door to C4 what was found on the doorstep? The Master Replicas CS package! Now that is the way to start off a Star Wars convention! Keep your eyes peeled for your set as MR has them coming out of hyperspace now!

    Visual Guide Update – TAC Order 66 #5

    Posted by Chuck | May 23, 2007 at 09:00 AM EDT |

         After he becomes a Dark Lord of the Sith and the Emperor's new apprentice, Anakin storms the Jedi Temple with his personal legion of clone troopers, including an elite division of airborne troopers. Together, they eliminate all the Jedi inside, sparing no one....



        

    Master Replicas Celebration IV Exclusives CS Pre-order

    Posted by Chuck | May 22, 2007 at 12:00 PM EDT |

        Collector's Society members, it's time to head over to Master Replicas and place your orders for the Wedge Antilles X-wing Helmet Scaled Replica and Medal of Yavin Scaled Replica. These are very limited, and likely to be among the last Master Replicas convention exclusives we are likely to see...

     

    Master Replicas CIV Millennium Falcon Promotion

    Posted by Chuck | May 21, 2007 at 09:05 PM EDT |

        Fans attending CIV may find themselves handed a special edition copy of Star Wars Insider with a Master Replicas promotion aimed at the (former) Master Replicas booth. Find out what to do since they will no longer have a booth at CIV...

    Master Replicas Celebration IV Exclusive Ordering Info

    Posted by Chuck | May 21, 2007 at 08:41 PM EDT |

       Master Replicas, sadly, will not have a booth at Celebration IV, but in their latest newsletter you can find all the details on how to get their two CIV exclusives, which will be ready to order soon!! Keep reading for all the details...

     

    Urban-Collector Newsletter

    Posted by Chuck | May 21, 2007 at 08:24 PM EDT |

        Urban-Collector has a ton of new Star Wars Busts, Statues, Maquettes and Lightsabers. From the cool new Stormtrooper Maquette to the Hot Princess Leia Statue—check out our offerings for the week...

    Visual Guide Update – TAC Order 66 #4

    Posted by Chuck | May 21, 2007 at 08:07 PM EDT |

         Order 66 on Utapau... Obi-Wan's leadership during the Clone Wars earns him a well-deserved reputation as an outstanding general. He battles the Separatist forces with the help of clone troopers who operate AT-RT vehicles in the thick of battle...



        

    Star Wars Action News – Episode 91

    Posted by Chuck | May 21, 2007 at 06:50 AM EDT |

         The Star Wars Action News team is in full con mode. Marjorie is walking fast, Scott is already in California, and Arnie is stressing about the Gentle Giant Yoda exclusive. But yet they didn't let their preoccupation with Celebration prevent them from bringing you another jam packed episode of Star Wars Action News! Scott reveals his store reports, and listeners call in telling you where they found the newest VOTC figures, the newest Hasbro Vehicles, as well as where they found a Celebration 3 Vader for sale at Toys R Us! And Arnie and Marjorie reflect back to Arnie's collecting in 1994, the Micro Machines vehicle three packs and Action Fleet vehicles...

    Dan Madsen to Sign With The Force Among Us at PFF Table

    Posted by Chuck | May 21, 2007 at 06:47 AM EDT |

         Former Star Wars Fan Club president and Star Wars Insider founder Dan Madsen will be signing autographs at the Pacific Fan Force table in the Fan Hall. People that stop by the designated signing area will be able to meet Dan Madsen, along with film makers Cristian and Cortney Macht as well as receive a free autographed The Force Among Us promotional poster. Be sure to stop by the Pacific Fan Force area on Sunday May 27th between the hours of 9:30am - 10:30am and on Monday May 28th, between the hours of Noon - 1:00pm. And don’t forget The Force Among Us FREE t shirt day on Thursday May 24th at the Pantry Café and The Force Among Us Q + A panel on Monday May 28th at 2:30 at the Fan Stage. For all the up to date info check out www.theforceamongus.com

    Collector's Room Update – Martin Venables

    Posted by Pete | May 20, 2007 at 08:14 PM EDT |

         Today's Collector's Room update belongs to Martin Venables of South Africa! Click below to head on over and check out his collection all laid out in some awesome custom dioramas (includign a bit of Tron)! And don't forget...the Collector's Room is always open, so send in your collections and updates any time to collections@jeditemplearchives.com!

     

    Wave 5 Images at Entertainment Earth

    Posted by Pete | May 20, 2007 at 01:11 PM EDT |

         EntertainmentEarth.com has images of TAC Wave 5 up along with the option to pre-order the wave. Click below to check it out!

    Commemorative Stamp Products at SWS.com

    Posted by Chuck | May 19, 2007 at 06:46 PM EDT |

         StarWarsShop.com has a whole lineup of commemorative stamp products, including a poster, shirts, tote bags, pins, and more! Check out the full line of stamp products at SWS.com.

       

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #411

    Posted by Pete | May 19, 2007 at 11:48 AM EDT |

         Celebration IV is just under a week away, and Brian's Toys will be there! Come meet us at booth #701, right near the main entrance, and browse our huge selection of toys! If you are unable to attend, you can still order many of our great products through our website, such as the Interative R2-D2's, finally BACK IN-STOCK! As always, swing by www.brianstoys.com for the latest and greatest selection of Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and other collectible toys. Click here to go directly to the newsletter.

    Celebration IV Store Catalog Available

    Posted by Chuck | May 19, 2007 at 08:39 AM EDT |

         The Celebration IV store is sure to take a few hours out of your busy schedule, so make sure you know in advance what you are after. The Official Site has the store catalog ready for download!

    Insider's Guide to Celebration IV, Part III

    Posted by Chuck | May 19, 2007 at 08:36 AM EDT |

         Everything you wanted to know about Celebration IV, but were aftraid to ask! Check out the latest StarWars.com insiders guide, complete with all the informational downloads to get you through the week...

    Visual Guide Update – TAC Order 66 #3

    Posted by Chuck | May 18, 2007 at 08:50 PM EDT |

         Order 66 sweeps across the Galaxy... Darth Vader is a frightening figure who leads through power and intimidation. Commander Bow carries out Vader's orders with alacrity and unquestioning obedience as Vader tightens the Emperor's grip on the galaxy.....



        

    Hasbro's Questions & Answers #30

    Posted by Chuck | May 18, 2007 at 04:49 PM EDT |

         Well, our Hasbro Q&A got a little lost in the spice mines of Kessel last week, but better late than never! Check out our latest session, straight from the horses mouth...

    Big Bad Toy Store News Update!

    Posted by Denton | May 18, 2007 at 03:58 PM EDT |

          Hi - Here is another exciting update from www.bigbadtoystore.com about another round of cool new arrivals and more big preorder news! Read more to see the full list of goodies!

    STAR WARS VINTAGE LIMITED 2007: Our shipment of this year's retro style will be arriving around Tuesday or Wednesday. We have sets of 6 priced at $65.99, and cases of 12 at $129.99. If you purchase the entire set of 6, you can mail in the UPC codes to Hasbro and receive a special set of 7
    coins that fit into the handy coin holder that comes with the 30th Anniversary Darth Vader figure.

    R2DToys News Update!

    Posted by Denton | May 18, 2007 at 02:03 PM EDT |

          The great staff at www.r2dtoys.com has loads of great stuff this time around. They write in with a free gift offer, the deal of the week, the deal of the month, hot new preorders and loads of savings. Read more for their full list.

    Insider's Guide to Celebration IV, Part II

    Posted by Chuck | May 18, 2007 at 11:59 AM EDT |

         The official site continues their 3-part series gearing everyone up for Celebration IV! Check out their latest installment, complete with downloadable schedules and tons of information, here!

    Sideshow Collectibles SDCC Exclusive Preview

    Posted by Chuck | May 18, 2007 at 11:54 AM EDT |

        Sideshow has a preview of their upcoming SDCC exclusive Black Hole Stormtrooper VCD from Medicom. Don't worry though, the preorder isn't until AFTER CIV!

    Star Wars Action News & History Channel Give-away

    Posted by Chuck | May 18, 2007 at 11:39 AM EDT |

         On Memorial Day, May 28th, The History Channel will be having a night of Star Wars, with the focus being on The Legacy Revealed.  This show discusses how Lucas' fantasy saga is rooted in the mythology and political history of our planet, from the rise of Napoleon to the legend of King Arthur.  There will be interviews with politicians, academics, journalists, and critics, all discussing how Star Wars is not only one of the best adventures of all times but also how complex the saga's story and meaning truly is.  This is certainly a special not to be missed (and if you are at C4, well, that's why there's Tivo!)...

    Sneak Peak at the New Star Wars Cartoon

    Posted by Chuck | May 18, 2007 at 06:58 AM EDT |

         All I can say is.... WOW! Check out that animation! StarWars.com gives us a sneak peak first look at the new animation series in the form of a CIV poster...

    The Force Among Us Live Interview This Saturday

    Posted by Chuck | May 17, 2007 at 09:20 PM EDT |

         Jeff Roney will be interviewing Dan Madsen, along with Cris and Courtney Macht, crew of the highly anticipated Star Wars documentary, The Force Among Us. The interview will be recorded live, and will take place on Saturday, May 19th at 9:00 AM Pacific Time. Portions of the show will be classic interview style, and others will be accepting questions from connected callers, as well as emails to roneyzone@gmail.com...

    Welcome Aboard Urban-Collector.com

    Posted by Chuck | May 17, 2007 at 08:09 PM EDT |

         JTA would like to welcome Urban Collector to the family! Stop by their store and check out their wide range of products, including, of course, Star Wars!

    Acme Archives Celebration IV Exclusive Pre-order

    Posted by Chuck | May 17, 2007 at 01:00 PM EDT |

          It's time for Celebration IV attendees to pre-order the CIV exclusive Acme Archives Grand Moff Tarkin Character Key, which they can pick up at the show. If you want this, save yourself the time of standing in another line and pick it up now!

    Insider's Guide to Celebration IV, Part I

    Posted by Pete | May 17, 2007 at 11:40 AM EDT |

         The Official Site has updated with chunks of great information to help you enjoy Celebration IV! To get your Events Schedule, Fan Hall Programming Guide and Fan Club Benefit information click here. They also list tips for Fan Club members who are picking up their lanyards on site to make sure you can be verified that you are a Fan Club member.

    Fathead Exclusives at Celebration IV

    Posted by Pete | May 17, 2007 at 11:39 AM EDT |

         The Official Site has announced that Fathead, which produces life-size vinyl wall graphics, will offer an exclusive product that will only be available during Star Wars Celebration IV at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 24-28, in Los Angeles, Calif. Just 250 pieces that feature Yoda in two different poses from Cartoon Network's Star Wars: Clone Wars animated micro-series will be produced so you'll want to click here to get all the details.

    Master Replicas will NOT have a booth at Celebration IV

    Posted by Chuck | May 16, 2007 at 10:31 PM EDT |

         Amy and Bryan from Master Replicas had a chat in their forums tonight, where they revealed that Master Replicas will not be having a booth at CIV. The CIV exclusives will now be available to order on their website. Read more for a sneak peak into the upcoming CIV announcement...

    Visual Guide Update – TAC Order 66 #2

    Posted by Chuck | May 16, 2007 at 04:40 PM EDT |

         Order 66 continues... Mace Windu puts aside his diplomatic mantle to lend his skill as a powerful Jedi warrior during the Clone Wars. He leads a regiment of Galactic Marine clone troopers into battle to stop the Separatist invasions on several worlds....



        

    Pre-Order the Commander Gree Helmet Now!

    Posted by Pete | May 16, 2007 at 12:00 PM EDT |

         Collector's Society members can now head on over to order their Exclusive Commander Gree LE helmet! Click here to place your order now!.

    Disney Star Wars Weekends Exclusive Merchandise

    Posted by Chuck | May 16, 2007 at 06:48 AM EDT |

         Fans of Disney's Star Wars Weekends get a nice update today showcasing all of the cool exclusive collectibles available this year, including five variants of an exclusive Star Wars figure. Check out all the details and photo gallery here.

      

    No More Star Wars From Master Replicas?

    Posted by Chuck | May 15, 2007 at 10:53 PM EDT |

         Bad news for Master Replicas fans tonight... It looks like Corgi Int. will not be renewing it's Star Wars license. What does that mean for the future of high end replicas? Read the full news release here, and the StarWars.com announcement here.

    The Force Among Us Free T-shirt Day

    Posted by Chuck | May 15, 2007 at 06:54 AM EDT |

         The Force Among Us will be giving out 1,000 FREE t-shirts on Thursday May 24th at the Original Pantry Café (www.pantrycafe.com/) located at 877 S Figueroa Street in Los Angeles just a few blocks from the convention center. The t-shirts will be handed out by the film makers between the hours of 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. If you register as a forum member you will have the opportunity to get your t-shirts before 5:00 pm. Besure to visit www.theforceamongus.com for more details and be sure to stop by their Q+A panel on Monday May 28th at 2:30 pm at the SW fan stage.

    Gree Helmet Pre-Order Info

    Posted by Pete | May 14, 2007 at 10:38 PM EDT |

         The Collector's Society Exclusive Commander Gree LE helmet will be up for pre-order this Wednesday, May 16. Click below to learn more about the pre-order.

    New Gentle Giant Hi-Res Images

    Posted by Pete | May 14, 2007 at 10:28 PM EDT |

         Gentle Giant send in some great high resolution images of the Han Solo Animated Maquette and the Trooper on Speeder Bike Kustomz! They are both slated for release this November but for a closer look all you need to do is click on the images below.

    StarWarsShop.com Celebration IV Exclusive Items

    Posted by Chuck | May 14, 2007 at 09:38 PM EDT |

         It looks like the Gentle Giant animated Boba Fett isn't the only exclusive to be offered by StarWarsShop at Celebration IV. Starwars.com updates with a full list of unique items (and images) that will be available at the StarWarsShop booth...

    Celebration IV Collecting Panel Medallions

    Posted by Chuck | May 14, 2007 at 06:27 PM EDT |

         Rebelscum has a nice gallery of the collecting panel medallions that are going to be randomly given away at 12 of the many collecting panels going on at CIV. You will also find a nice breakdown of all the collecting panels. These were first mentioned last March at StarWars.com. Fans of these hoping to get a full set are going to be in for one heck of a hunt!

    Visual Guide Update – TAC Luke Skywalker

    Posted by Chuck | May 14, 2007 at 05:32 PM EDT |

         Luke Skywalker finally makes his debut in the 30th Anniversary Guide! Celebration IV is only days away and Luke joins in the fun sporting his own Celebration gear...

       

    JTA Celebration Coverage Kicks Off!

    Posted by Chuck | May 12, 2007 at 06:24 PM EDT |

         Celebration IV is less than 2 weeks away now. Jedi Temple Archives is excited to officially open our coverage! Our CIV coverage portal page will continue to update daily as new links and announcements happen. In the mean time, stop by to check out all the exclusives offered up, and make sure you go prepared with the JTA downloadable exclusive checklist to help you on your hunt! Let the Celebration begin!

    The Force Among Us Joins JTA & SWAN at C4

    Posted by Chuck | May 12, 2007 at 03:29 PM EDT |

         Cristian and Cortney Macht of The Force Among Us will be in attendance at the Star Wars Action News / Jedi Temple Archives Celebration IV dinner party on May 24th. The Party will be held at the Bonaventure Brewing Company in the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, tickets are VERY LIMITED and the event will sell out soon. Fans in attendance at the party will be able to place an order for The Force Among Us DVD and other goods such as an exclusive t shirt available only at the dinner. The Force Among Us will also be donating some prizes to the raffle that will take place at the party. Cristian and Cortney Macht are honored to be at the SWAN/JTA event and are looking forward to mingling with fellow Star Wars fans!

    Acme Archives Celebration IV Exclusive

    Posted by Chuck | May 12, 2007 at 09:10 AM EDT |

         Acme Archives adds their character key line to the growing list of exclusives to be found at Celebration IV. The Grand Moff Tarkin Character Key will be limited to an edition size of 1250, 200 of those available to non-attendees. Pre-order information for both attendees and non-attendees can be found here.

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #410

    Posted by Chuck | May 12, 2007 at 08:40 AM EDT |

        Brian's Toys has finally received 30th Anniversary Basic Carded Wave 2, and they are now shipping! All customers who have placed pre-orders, should expect their orders to ship by May 16th. Master Replicas Clone Trooper 212th Battalion LIFE-SIZE Helmets are now in-stock--get one and wear it today. We are also still taking pre-orders on G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary figures, which include Cobra Officer, Flint, Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes, and Cobra Commander single-packs. As always, make sure to check www.brianstoys.com for all the latest Star Wars products and other toy collectibles.

    Brian's Toys

    Visual Guide Update – TAC Han Solo

    Posted by Chuck | May 11, 2007 at 10:50 PM EDT |

         The 30th Anniversary Guide updates keep rolling. Han Solo makes his debut straight from the gunner station of the Millennium Falcon...

       

    Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

    Posted by Chuck | May 10, 2007 at 07:28 PM EDT |

        Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a wide variety of new preorders and more new arrivals!  Be sure to check out our extensive list of items for great additions to your collection...

    Gentle Giant CIV Pre-order Reminder!

    Posted by Chuck | May 10, 2007 at 11:44 AM EDT |

        For those attending Celebration IV, don't forget that today is the day to pre-order your Gentle Giant exclusives. You need to be a member of the Gentle Giant Collectors Club, and sometime today you will recieve an email with the links for the pre-orders. With the number of exclusives available from GG, this will save you ALOT of scrambling around trying to score these, and give you more time to find the CIV exclusives NOT offered for pre-order!

    Visual Guide Update – TAC Super Battle Droid

    Posted by Chuck | May 09, 2007 at 07:09 PM EDT |

         The 30th Anniversary version of the Super Battle Droid is sure to make army builders happy! Not only does he have some cool battlefield deco and excellent articulation, but he can be combined with the TAC version of R2-D2 to re-create that cool scene on board The Invisible Hand. Check out the SBD in the guides below, and check out the bonus guide of the two figures combined...

       

    Saber Stand News!

    Posted by Pete | May 09, 2007 at 02:12 PM EDT |

         With the nice spring air finally reaching us it is the right time to do a bit of reorganizing of the collection. In order to make those displays look as great as possible do not forget to stop by Saber-Stand.com to pick up a few stands for your FX collection. Nothing looks as sharp as your FX sabers in a vertical display stand and it frees up so much wall space for the rest of the collection! Stop by today Saber-Stand.com to place your order!

    Saber-Stand.com

    Kotobukiya Celebration Update

    Posted by Pete | May 09, 2007 at 11:09 AM EDT |

         Kotobukiya send in the final bits of information on what we can expect to see from them at Celebration IV. Click here to get the full scoop on the Q&A, the exclusive Spirit Yoda and Glassware!

    Gentle Giant Celebration IV Exclusives Pre-Order Information

    Posted by Chuck | May 08, 2007 at 09:26 PM EDT |

         Gentle Giant has all the pre-order information for their Celebration IV exclusives available in their blog. Pre-orders start on Thursday May 10th, so read all the guidelines before placing an order, and prepare to spend some cash...

    The Force Among Us Update: Dan Madsen to Attend CIV

    Posted by Chuck | May 08, 2007 at 05:10 PM EDT |

         Former Official Star Wars Fan Club President and Star Wars Insider Founder Dan Madsen will be "Special Guest" for The Force Among Us at Star Wars Celebration 4...

    More Gentle Giant Exclusives – Blister Event Tokyo

    Posted by Chuck | May 07, 2007 at 07:41 PM EDT |

        Looks like Commander Neyo isn't the only Gentle Giant exclusive folks will be on the hunt for at this years Blister Event (Tokyo). Continuing the line of Black & White exclusive maquettes, we'll see Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot), and the new LEGO maquettes will feature a very cool Shadow Stormtrooper.

    Celebration Badges Arriving

    Posted by Chuck | May 07, 2007 at 07:29 PM EDT |

        Keep an eye out, CIV badges are arriving, some without the fan club lanyard—just like last time. Thanks Marge from KSWCC for sending this in!

    Visual Guide Update – TAC Mace Windu

    Posted by Chuck | May 07, 2007 at 06:20 PM EDT |

         The 30th Anniversary updates keep on coming, right up to the doorstep of the 30th Anniversary and Celebration IV! Tonight, a powerful Jedi warrior, Mace Windu has mastered skills that only the most trained minds could hope to attempt. He is slain in a desperate act of betrayal by Anakin Skywalker after fighting Chancellor Palpatine to a standstill in a battle that costs the lives of three Jedi..

       

    Kotobukiya Celebration Update

    Posted by Chuck | May 07, 2007 at 06:00 PM EDT |

         Here's a quick Celebration IV update from Kotobukiya:
    • TRADITIONAL JAPANESE KIRIKO GLASSWARE: R2-D2 – To clarify the size, this item is a large 10oz whisky glass – approximately 9.5cm high (or 3 ¾” tall).   This item is NOT a tiny shotglass.
    • KOTO PANEL PRESENTATION and Q&A – This has been confirmed for Saturday May 26th, but the time has not yet been set.

    Star Wars Action News – Episode 89

    Posted by Chuck | May 07, 2007 at 05:54 PM EDT |

         Everywhere in the news it has been reported that Seth Green and Robot Chicken are coming out with an all Star Wars episode of Robot Chicken in June, with voices by Mark Hamill and George Lucas.  This week Arnie and Marjorie got on the phone with three people involved with the Robot Chicken special, Seth Green, Matt Senreich and Dan Milano!  They discussed visiting the Lucasfilm ranch and archives, and what it was like to direct George Lucas.  Plus some extra surprises...


    Dimension X Toys Newsletter

    Posted by Chuck | May 06, 2007 at 10:59 PM EDT |

        MASTER REPLICAS STAR WARS STORMTROOPER REPLICA HELMET- GOING GOING GONE?

    Dimension X Toys is pleased to announce that not only have they joined up with Jedi Temple Archives, but that now they are an official MASTER REPLICAS RETAILER!!

    To celebrate check out the special price we are offering on the brand new Master Replicas Stormtrooper Helmet Replica...

    LEGO Maquette Gets a New Paint Job and Edition Size

    Posted by Chuck | May 06, 2007 at 09:10 AM EDT |

         StarWars.com has information on the upcoming LEGO Boba Fett maquette. Looks like he has a new paint job and edition size (1,500). There are still some left to order, but they likely won't last long. Also noted, packed randomly with some of the previous LEGO maquettes (Stormtrooper & Darth Vader) are interchangeable chase heads so you can turn your maquettes into Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise, or Anakin Reveal Darth Vader!

    JTA Welcomes Dimension X Toys!

    Posted by Chuck | May 05, 2007 at 02:33 PM EDT |

         Jedi Temple Archives would like to welcome Dimension X Toys to the JTA sponsor family! Make sure to check out their store where you can find numerous items from all lines of toys, including your favorite Star Wars items from Gentle Giant, Master Replicas, and Kotobukiya!

    Visual Guide Update – TAC Mustafar Lava Miner

    Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2007 at 07:22 PM EDT |

         The volcanic planet of Mustafar has spawned a number of native life-forms, including the sentient Mustafarians. These insectoid bipeds wear armor that is fashioned from the castoff shells of their lava flea mounts and can withstand the extreme heat and splashes involved in mining hot lava.

       

    Big Bad Toy Store News Update!

    Posted by Denton | May 04, 2007 at 06:39 PM EDT |

         Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a
    variety of new arrivals and more new preorders! Read more for the full list.

    NEW PREORDER:
    MASTER REPLICAS STORMTROOPER HELMET LE: The artisans at Master Replicas are crafting the ultimate Stormtrooper Helmet. Only 2500 pieces will be released this summer - this Limited Edition Helmet is priced at $389.99

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #409

    Posted by Denton | May 04, 2007 at 06:20 PM EDT |

        Brian's Toys has received some great new products in-stock, such as 30th Anniversary Expanded Universe Wave 2, Saga 2 Galactic Heroes, and Sideshow 12-inch Rebel Commando Infantryman. 30th Anniversary Basic Carded Wave 2 will be arriving soon and are expected to ship within the next week! If you have not pre-ordered these figures yet, there is still time to do so! We also have dozens of items available for pre-orders, which include Master Replicas Stormtrooper Helmet, Marvel Minimates Series 12 and 13, and GI Joe 25th Anniversary Single-packs. If you are an aspiring vintage collector, you may be interested in Star Wars Vintage Action Figures: A Guide for Collectors by John Kellerman, a difficult-to-find book that is sold out at most stores, including the publisher's, but is available at Brian's Toys for $49.99! For more great products, check out www.brianstoys.com!

         

    Saber Stand News Update

    Posted by Chuck | May 03, 2007 at 07:02 PM EDT |

         Saber-Stand.com offers an alternative to displaying Force-FX lightsabers: vertically. Check out their site for images and ordering info! And, as always, buy 4 and get a 5th stand for free!

    Visual Guide Update – TAC Order 66 #1

    Posted by Chuck | May 02, 2007 at 10:20 PM EDT |

         Execute Order 66... Emperor Palpatine is accompanied by the elite shock troopers, led by Commander Thire. The Emperor wields great power and seeks only those who are exceptionally loyal and strong for this elite unit...



        

    2007 Unleashed Battle Packs Wave 2

    Posted by Chuck | May 02, 2007 at 07:08 PM EDT |

         Hasbro has The lastest wave of Unleashed Battle Packs on display. Check out the latest Tatooine wave here.

    The Force Among Us Pre-order Info

    Posted by Chuck | May 01, 2007 at 08:04 PM EDT |

         In sprit of the month that celebrates Star Wars like no other, and to get the party started early, Cristian Macht announced that the pre order for the highly anticipated DVD : The Force Among Us starts today. There are 2 versions of the film available...

    UPDATE: We had some technical problems with our store earlier, but the problem has been fixed 100%!If you had problems with the ordering process, be sure to go back to the website www.theforceamongus.com and preorder you dvd.

    Kotobukiya CIV Exclusive Yoda Images

    Posted by Chuck | May 01, 2007 at 11:06 AM EDT |

         We have additional hi-resolution images of the Kotobukiya Celebration IV Yoda exclusive. Click the thumbnails below for details, and read more if you want the full press release and updated availability information...

          

    Kotobukiya Announces Another CIV Exclusive: Glassware

    Posted by Chuck | May 01, 2007 at 08:57 AM EDT |

         Combining ancient Japanese craftsmanship with the Star Wars universe, Kotobukiya produces one of the most unique exclusives to be found at Star Wars Celebration IV in Los Angeles - Kiriko Glassware...

    Star Wars Action News – Episode 88

    Posted by Chuck | May 01, 2007 at 08:01 AM EDT |

        It's Star Wars' 30th Anniversary. There's no movie to mark the occasion, no twelve disc DVD release, no television show, and even the video game to mark the year has been pushed into 2008, but Star Wars fans are lucky to have perhaps the best item of all to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of A New Hope—the book The Making of Star Wars by J.W. Rinzler...



     
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