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August 2008

Visual Guide Update - TLC Luke Skywalker

Posted by Chuck | August 31, 2008 at 07:40 AM EDT |

    Next up for the Legacy Collection Visual Guide is Luke Skywalker, another figure from the ROTJ cut scene. If I remember correctly, Luke didn't put his glove on until after he left Tatooine...

Brian's Toys Newsletter #479

Posted by Chuck | August 30, 2008 at 07:25 PM EDT |

    This week features plenty of new Clone Wars and Legacy Collection figures as well as more price-drops on carded figures.  Check out the new Hoth Recon Control, Hoth Biker Patrol, and Bike Recon Team battle packs.  We've also put up new pre-orders for the Clone Wars Wave 3 figures. The Real Ghostbusters are another great toy-line we have introduced which boasts many collectible AFA-graded Kenner toys.  For more great products, head on over to www.brianstoys.com!

Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update - TLC Han Solo

Posted by Chuck | August 29, 2008 at 08:12 PM EDT |

    It's time to start filling out that Legacy Collection Visual Guide, and to try to make sense of all the repacked droid parts! Make sure you check out our droid "parts catalog" to see how the build-a-droid system works (and which figure supplies which parts)! It's all in the newest Enhanced Visual Guide: Han Solo (Tatooine Sandstorm)...

Gentle Giant 50% Off Labor Day Weekend Sale

Posted by Chuck | August 29, 2008 at 07:40 PM EDT |

    Gentle Giant is having a 50% off Labor Day Weekend sale on many of their Star Wars items. Mini Busts, Statues, Animated, and more! This deal runs through midnight, Sept. 2. There's some great prices to be had at 50% off! Best I can tell the site has not yet been updated to reflect this sale, so keep checking back!

Update: Prices are all fixed now!

An Open Letter From The Collectorate...

Posted by Chuck | August 29, 2008 at 07:09 AM EDT |

    A letter from The Collectorate...

At some point in our life, most of us will face the responsibility of caring for an aging parent. Unfortunately, one of our owners is now facing the difficult choices associated with just such a scenario. This has slowed the opening of The Collectorate, but we are sure you will agree that moms should always come first.

We will open as soon as possible, but since it is impossible to know just when this medical crisis with resolve itself, we don’t want to create dates we may not be ready for. We profusely apologize for this delay. We will continue to put out more screen shots and updates every week. Stay tuned because we will announce our opening several days prior to the actual date.

Thank you for your interest and your patience.
Rest assured we ARE going to open, and it will be worth the wait!



Changed Collecting Has...

This is the fourth in a 4-part series previewing key features of THE COLLECTORATE a new online store that launches soon. THE COLLECTORATE was created By Collectors, For Collectors.

PROTECTIVE CASES INCLUDED:

All Action Figures Include A Protective Case! It really is that simple! If there is a protective case made that fits an action figure, we will include it with the purchase of the figure.

The Collectorate

Sideshow Collectibles - Diplomatic Mission Diorama Preview

Posted by Chuck | August 28, 2008 at 09:11 PM EDT |

    It was first announced earlier this week during Sideshow Radio, now check out the sneak peak of the latest Sideshow Diorama: Diplomatic Mission...

StarWars.com Confirms Repacked DVD Sets

Posted by Chuck | August 28, 2008 at 03:50 PM EDT |

    As reported here earlier, SW.com officially announced the repacked trilogy DVDs. Looks like these are straight repacks, no new material. Check out all the details here.

Sideshow Radio Reveals New Diorama: Diplomatic Mission

Posted by Chuck | August 27, 2008 at 06:02 PM EDT |

    If you tuned into the latest episode of Sideshow Radio then you got the scoop on the next Sideshow diorama coming out: Diplomatic Mission! Let's hope tomorrow nights newsletter reveals a sneak peak of that iconic invasion of the Tantive IV!

Visual Guide Update - GG Luke and Han on Tauntaun

Posted by Chuck | August 27, 2008 at 08:43 AM EDT |

    We have one more Gentle Giant Visual Guide update for you. Our refresh update features the Luke Skywalker on Tauntaun statue, while our brand new guide is his partner on the frozen tundra: Han Solo on Tauntaun statue. Keep checking back, because our next round of updates kick off the Legacy Collection Visual Guide!

   

Gentle Giant Bronze Boba Fett Classics Bust Available

Posted by Chuck | August 26, 2008 at 04:18 PM EDT |

    Gentle Giant Premiere Guild members have until August 31st to order the Celebration Japan exclusive Bronze Boba Fett Classics bust. After Aug. 31st all remaining pieces will be available to the general public. This is limited to just 1000, so Fett fans might want to hurry! You can check him out over in the Gentle Giant Blog, but you have to be logged into your GG account in order for him to show up in the store.

Visual Guide Update - GG Darth Vader & Kustomz Scout

Posted by Chuck | August 25, 2008 at 04:31 PM EDT |

    Another old-and-new update for the Gentle Giant Visual Guide! Take a look at another oldie upgrade from the debut wave back in 2002, Darth Vader, then check out one of his henchman in the crazy Kustomz format sold this year at SDCC in camo deco, sporting the "Dark Side" knuckle tatoos!

   

Autograph Bounty Hunter Update: Today the Sith Sign...

Posted by Chuck | August 24, 2008 at 06:00 PM EDT |

    Today, dear Jedi, the Sith Sign!

If you don't know what that means then you must have spent the last six Earth years with your head stuck in the sands of Tatooine!

A Sith Signing is the unique "first come, first served" arrangement that Autograph Bounty Hunter Mark Dermul offers to fans to obtain rare Star Wars autographs. And there will be another memorable one of these because the Autograph Bounty Hunter is celebrating his sixth year on the web! Hip hip hurray!

So head over to www.BountyHunter.be and check out the Sith Signing. While you're at it, enjoy the brand new site layout ... Mark and his crew have given the site a complete overhaul for the happy occasion!

Happy B-day Bounty Hunter!

Visual Guide Update - GG Count Dooku & Anakin Skywalker

Posted by Chuck | August 24, 2008 at 02:39 PM EDT |

    Our old-and-new updates continue in the Gentle Giant Visual Guide. This time, we're refreshing one of the first offerings from Gentle Giant, way back from 2002. I thought it would be fitting to pair Count Dooku with the brand new SDCC exclusive Anakin Skywalker, posed just seconds before taking the Sith's head...

   

Brian's Toys Newsletter #478

Posted by Chuck | August 24, 2008 at 08:39 AM EDT |

    There's plenty of Legacy Collection and Clone Wars in this weeks Brian's Toys Newsletter! And, if that's not enough, there's new Expanded Universe comic packs, unleashed battle packs, and more! To top it off, if you spend $75 or more before Monday, you get four Clone Wars figures free. Not to worry, these are army builders, so if you already have them, then add them to the army!  For more of a great selection of toys and collectibles, check out www.brianstoys.com

Brian's Toys

Star Wars Action News Live Show

Posted by Chuck | August 23, 2008 at 04:25 PM EDT |

     This Sunday, August 24th, Star Wars Action News (SWAN) will be celebrating their 3-year anniversary with a live show! The shows starts at 8 pm EST / 7 pm CST. In addition to live call-ins and a chat room, SWAN will be giving away prizes donated from Razor's Edge Collectibles, Brian's Toys, DK Books, and more! 

Go to the SWAN home page Sunday night for the Now Live URL at http://www.swactionnews.com

Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

Posted by Chuck | August 23, 2008 at 08:40 AM EDT |

    Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a wide variety of new preorders, more new arrivals, and a new 100 item clearance sale.

StarWarsShop.com Weekly 6 Update

Posted by Chuck | August 22, 2008 at 07:15 PM EDT |

New Star Wars Trilogy Box Sets Due in November

Posted by Chuck | August 22, 2008 at 06:57 PM EDT |

    Ready for another round of Star Wars DVDs? DigitalBits.com has the scoop on a pair of upcoming box sets: The Star Wars Prequel Trilogy and the Star Wars Trilogy. Look for these to ship this November. Click below to check out the pre-order details over at Amazon.com. Thanks to our friends over at Star Wars Action News for the heads up!

Visual Guide Update - GG Gree & AT-TE Accessory Set

Posted by Chuck | August 22, 2008 at 04:19 PM EDT |

    We've got another pair of updates for the Gentle Giant Visual Guide. Again, we've got an Enhanced Visual Guide upgrade, as well as an all new Guide! Our newly upgraded Commander Gree is a flashback to Celebration IV, and the AT-TE Accessory Pack is a nifty little set so you can give your Episode III clones a new look!

   

Changed Collecting Has... The Collectorate Preview Part 3

Posted by Chuck | August 22, 2008 at 07:08 AM EDT |

    This is the third in a 4-part series previewing key features of THE COLLECTORATE, a new online store that launches August 29, 2008. THE COLLECTORATE was created By Collectors, For Collectors.

KNOW YOUR ITEM IS PROTECTED EN ROUTE TO YOU:

The Collectorate Shield Packing© helps ensure that your item arrives in the same condition as when you selected it on our website. While the shipping carrier does play a part in that process, much of the damage in transit can be avoided with proper packing. The Collectorate Shield Packing© is a 4-step process designed to maximize the protection of your items during shipping and transit. These steps may seem simple but our personal experience as collectors has shown us that these steps are not common practice everywhere. Keep reading for full details!

The Collectorate

Hasbro Updates the Q&A Schedule

Posted by Chuck | August 21, 2008 at 04:14 PM EDT |

    It looks like the overwelming success of the Hasbro Q&A has kept the Hasbro team pretty busy. Starting with the next round of questions, the Hasbro Q&A sessions will move from every other week to every three weeks. Click here for the full report...

Visual Guide Update - GG Chewbacca & Obi-Wan Kenobi

Posted by Chuck | August 20, 2008 at 04:13 PM EDT |

    The Gentle Giant Visual Guide gets a double-dose update today! The first guide is one we've done before, but now offered up in our enhanced format! The second is an all new Visual Guide: Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Trooper Armor companion mini-bust.

   

Star Wars Action News - Episode 156

Posted by Chuck | August 20, 2008 at 03:06 PM EDT |

    With a new Star Wars movie in theaters, there is a lot to talk about in this week's super-sized episode of Star Wars Action News. First we discuss the McDonalds bobblehead toys and the new Star Wars collectibles available at your local Barnes & Noble stores...

Master Replicas LE 501st Legion Trooper Replica Helmet

Posted by Chuck | August 19, 2008 at 08:39 PM EDT |

    Miss out on the Master Replicas Limited Edition 501st Legion Trooper Prop Replica Helmet? StarWarsShop.com has them in stock, and in extremely limited numbers! The edition size is only 750, so if you are still looking for this cool prop replica, StarWarsShop.com is the place!

Checkist Updates: Sideshow Collectibles and Kotobukiya

Posted by Chuck | August 19, 2008 at 08:22 PM EDT |

    We've got a few more checklist updates for you tonight. Swing by and take a look at the Kotobukiya checklist and the Sideshow Collectibles checklist. As always, you can find our checklists at the top of each Visual Guide page in a nice, printable PDF format!

10% Off at Red 5 Collectibles USA!

Posted by Chuck | August 18, 2008 at 06:07 PM EDT |

     Red 5 USA has been offering fine products at reasonable prices for quite a while now! In keeping with those standards we are offering the entire Kotobukiya "Bounty Hunter Set" at a tremendous savings to those serious collectors that want the best! The New Clone Wars and Legacy Products are coming in pretty steady now so keep looking over those categories for any new stuff you may have overlooked. We'll be adding more Action Figures as they arrive!                 

We have our entire line of Gentle Giant Maquettes marked down so much you can't afford not to pick a couple up!!  We understand the economy is in the tank so If you make a purchase from Red 5 USA, we'll take 10% off our already low prices (excluding sale items) and refund the difference on the spot! 10% will definitely help with shipping. In the comments section just write "Jedi Temple" and you'll be sure to get that discount! Selection, Service, Security, and Savings! Anything else is just Bantha poodoo! Come see us today!! For a 10% discount, it doesn't hurt to check out what we have!

KOTOR Campaign Guide Preview 2

Posted by Bryan | August 18, 2008 at 01:02 AM EDT |

    Wizards of the Coast is bringing us to a time when Sith Lords openly battled Jedi Knights, when Mandalorian marauders pillaged the Outer Rim worlds, and the fate of the Old Republic hung on the edge of a blade. This is the time of the Knights of the Old Republic! We’re covering the campaign guide previews to give you a taste of what's to come. First up, was a new prestige class. Next, we look at a new Capital ship - the Praetorian-Class Frigate! Take a look, here!

KOTOR Miniatures Preview - Jar Jar Binks

Posted by Bryan | August 18, 2008 at 12:33 AM EDT |

    Some of you love to hate him, and others hate to love him! Next up in our series of KOTOR Miniature previews from Wizards of the Coast's newest set of Star Wars gaming miniatures, is Jar Jar Binks. "Yousa follow me now, okie-day?"

The Force Unleased Novelization Hits Stores This Tuesday

Posted by Chuck | August 17, 2008 at 07:51 PM EDT |

    Star Wars: The Force Unleased novelization makes its debut this Tuesday, August 19th! It's been a big month for Star Wars and this is just another piece of candy on the cake! Check out all the big events planned for the novels release, including a book signing by author Sean Williams!

The Force Unleased Demo Coming August 21st

Posted by Chuck | August 17, 2008 at 03:05 PM EDT |

    The Force Unleased demo will officially be released on August 21st! PS3 and Xbox 360 owners will have the chance to play the TIE Fighter Construction Facility level. Get all the details here!

Changed Collecting Has... The Collectorate Site Preview

Posted by Chuck | August 17, 2008 at 10:26 AM EDT |

    Check out a preview screen shot of THE COLLECTORATE homepage now at: www.THECOLLECTORATE.com. You can also catch up on any of the weekly news posts in the 4-part preview series you may have missed, And submit questions and comments directly to THE COLLECTORATE staff. Check back often for more updates.

Stay tuned to JediTempleArchives.com for next week’s preview. And...

Prior to launching on August 29, 2008, visitors of Jedi Temple Archives will have access to an exclusive code that can be used for a limited time on THECOLLECTORATE.COM to unlock a special offer available only to you. Keep checking back for details...

The Collectorate

Hasbro Q&A Roundup - Week of August 15th, 2008

Posted by Chuck | August 17, 2008 at 09:33 AM EDT |

    Gold 5 has another Q&A round up ready to go! Stop by our forums and check out all of the questions and answers from around the web. Check back again later as we bring you our special headline report which features all the major news coming out of this round of Hasbro Q&A!

Brian's Toys Newsletter #477

Posted by Bryan | August 16, 2008 at 02:36 AM EDT |

    Summer is nearing an end, and many people will be heading back to school, old school that is! We have add tons of new Star Wars vintage AFA from loose figures to rare prototypes! Also new this week, Legacy Collection Saga Legends, case assortments, and 1st Day of Issue carded figures. For GI Joe, look forward to the new 12" line of figures from Sideshow Collectibles, now available for pre-orders on the site. For more of our great selection, check out www.brianstoys.com!

Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update - TCW Exclusive Holographic Grievous

Posted by Chuck | August 15, 2008 at 09:00 PM EDT |

    By now you should be sitting in the movie theater, or have already seen The Clone Wars! So, to finish off our special exclusive run of Enhanced Visual Guides, we bring you clone enemy number 1: General Grievous in his holographic form. Now, if you haven't seen the movie yet...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #59

Posted by Chuck | August 15, 2008 at 07:17 PM EDT |

    It's time for a Clone Wars movie premiere edition of Hasbro's Questions and Answers! Click here for all the latest...

Visual Guide Update - TCW Exclusive Senate Security Clone

Posted by Chuck | August 15, 2008 at 02:54 PM EDT |

    The movie IS called The Clone Wars, is it not? So, how about another exclusive clone trooper? Our updates continue with the SDCC StarWarsShop.com exclusive Senate Security Clone Trooper!

Guaranteed Pre-Orders for GG Clone Wars Maquettes

Posted by Chuck | August 15, 2008 at 02:45 PM EDT |

    In conjunction with The Clone Wars movie debut; Gentle Giant Ltd. is now taking pre-orders for the first 2 releases in the Clone Wars (the movie) series of animated maquettes. Ahsoka Tano and the White Clone Trooper maqueetes are both scheduled for release in late November or early December 2008. Guaranteed pre-orders for Premier Guild member are now being taken for these Clone Wars Maquettes! You will need to be logged in in order to pre-order these.

Update: These can also be pre-ordered at SWS.com

Visual Guide Update - TCW Exclusive 501st Clone Trooper

Posted by Chuck | August 15, 2008 at 12:39 PM EDT |

    Join the Clone Troopers! Our Clone Wars updates continue on this movie premiere day, with another exclusive! This time, it's the Walmart exclusive 501st Legion Clone Trooper, complete with a removable, customizable ID card!

Visual Guide Update - TCW Exclusive Captain Rex

Posted by Chuck | August 15, 2008 at 06:48 AM EDT |

    The Clone Wars has arrived! We're going to celebrate the release of the movie with a series of Clone Wars updates featuring some of the exclusives recently released. We'll start things off with one of the most anticipated exclusives: the Captain Rex mail-away figure!

KOTOR Miniatures Preview - ASN Assassin Droid

Posted by Bryan | August 15, 2008 at 02:05 AM EDT |

    Next in our series of KOTOR Miniature previews from Wizards of the Coast's newest set of Star Wars gaming miniatures, we are going to take a look at the customizable and seemingly harmless ASN Assassin Droid.

The Force Unleased Game Update

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2008 at 08:13 PM EDT |

    The Star Wars collecting podcast Star Wars Action News has interviewed Haden Blackman today and gotten the news that The Force Unleashed has gone gold and is ready for its September 16th release. 

Additionally it was said that the game's demo is coming soon, but despite rumors to the contrary it will not be released today (Thursday, August 14th).

The full news report can be found in the Star Wars Action News forums.

The full interview with Haden Blackman will be aired on the Star Wars Action News podcast before the game's release.

StarWarsShop.com Launches New 'Weekly 6' Discounts

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2008 at 06:38 PM EDT |

    StarWarsShop has launched Weekly 6, an all new section in our Bargain Bay. Appropriate to its name, the new section features 6 products with a deep discount for one week, and one week only. Once the week has passed, so has the discount. So, you'll want to act fast if you want to snatch up some of the best deals in StarWarsShop history!

Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2008 at 05:43 PM EDT |

   Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new preorders, more new arrivals, and our latest sale.

Visual Guide Update - TCW R2-D2

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2008 at 05:18 PM EDT |

    It's time to round out wave 1 from the basic line of Clone Wars figures with R2-D2! That doesn't mean we're finished with the Clone Wars figures! Come back tomorrow as we post up some bonus Visual Guides on the release day of The Clone Wars throughout the day!

Star Wars Action News - Call-In and Live Show!

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2008 at 05:16 PM EDT |

    Have you seen Star Wars:  The Clone Wars in theaters?  Are you planning on going to one of the midnight showings across the country tonight, or seeing it tomorrow evening for the first time?  If so, Marjorie and Arnie want to talk to you!  Our usual phone line, 415-508-JEDI, will be answered by Marjorie and Arnie the evening of Friday, August 15th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. CST.  Call in and let us know what you thought of the movie, and we may play your call on our next show!

Changed Collecting Has... The Collectorate Preview Part 2

Posted by Chuck | August 14, 2008 at 04:04 PM EDT |

    A family medical emergency has postponed our opening until August 29, 2008. We profusely apologize for this delay. Stay tuned, as we will open sooner if possible. Thank you for your interest and your patience. Be assured we ARE going to open, and it will be worth the wait!

This is the second in a 4-part series previewing key features of THE COLLECTORATE, a new online store that launches August 29, 2008. THE COLLECTORATE was created By Collectors, For Collectors. Click here for all the details!

The Collectorate

First Star Wars glimpsed at FACTS!

Posted by Chuck | August 13, 2008 at 04:44 PM EDT |

    The FACTS convention has announced its first Star Wars-related guest: Sarah Wilkinson. The name Sarah Wilkinson will maybe not immediately ring a bell, but if you know that she became one of Lucasfilm's youngest official artists, working on projects such as Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith trading cards with Topps, as well as numerous "How To Draw" tutorials and children's projects featured on starwars.com then you know that you should line up for a meet and greet.
 
Find out more about FACTS on our FACTS page or on www.FACTS-Convention.com

Visual Guide Update - TCW Battle Droid

Posted by Chuck | August 13, 2008 at 10:41 AM EDT |

    Roger roger! The Clone Wars are almost here, and it's time to check out the all new battledroid!

Entertainment Earth Summer Blow-out Sale

Posted by Chuck | August 13, 2008 at 07:53 AM EDT |

     Entertainment Earth is having a huge summer blowout sale right now. There are some really nice prices on some of the Star Wars items, especially Gentle Giant...

Exclusive Celebration Japan Art Prints at SWS.com

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2008 at 07:12 PM EDT |

     StarWarsShop.com has opened up an exclusive Celebration Japan Art Prints section. Stop by and check out the limited leftover art from Celebration Japan, including the very limited Ralph McQuarrie Tribute Poster by Lawrence Noble!

The Clone Wars TV Spots

Posted by Chuck | August 12, 2008 at 08:33 AM EDT |

    StarWars.com has a seven TV spots for the upcoming Clone Wars movie available. Click here to view them!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 155

Posted by Chuck | August 11, 2008 at 06:20 PM EDT |

    Can you feel the electricity in the air? It's the feeling of knowing a new Star Wars movie is only 4 days away from being released. It's The Clone Wars, and for Star Wars fans this is THE summer movie we've been waiting for, not some movie about a guy with pointy ears, a rich man in an iron suit, or an aging man who still cracks a mean bullwhip. No, we want to see lightsabers, droids, clones, Sith, and more...and The Clone Wars has all of that and more! But being animated there's a lot of questions about this movie...primarily "is it any good?" Star Wars Action News attended a preview screening in Chicago and give you the straight, unbiased, spoiler free review of the movie.

Visual Guide Update - TCW General Grievous

Posted by Chuck | August 11, 2008 at 07:14 AM EDT |

    General Grievous is the latest animated Clone Wars to make the Visual Guides. Click below to check him out!

Checkist Updates: TAC, TCW, & TLC

Posted by Chuck | August 10, 2008 at 08:14 PM EDT |

    Stop by and grab the latest checklists for the 30th Anniversary Collection, The Clone Wars, and the Legacy Collection. The TAC checklist has been updated to cover the complete collection, and The Clone Wars and Legacy Checklists have been added to cover everything announced to-date. All of our checklists can be found at the top of each Visual Guide page.

Brian's Toys Newsletter #476

Posted by Chuck | August 09, 2008 at 03:29 PM EDT |

    The Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon is now in stock!  Its over 2.5 feet long and will surely bring back memories of the vintage Falcons from years ago.  Also new this week is the Clone Wars General Grievous Holographic, Kotobukiya Bossk, and original artwork of Transformers Generation 1 packaging.  Currently we are taking pre-orders on the brand-new Hasbro F/X Lightsabers, successor of the Master Replicas F/X lightsabers everyone knows so well!  For more of a great selection of toys and collectibles, check out www.brianstoys.com!

Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update - TCW Clone Trooper

Posted by Chuck | August 09, 2008 at 02:57 PM EDT |

    You can't have a captain without his clone troopers! Check out the very cool Clone Wars clone trooper...

Changed Collecting Has... The Collectorate Preview Part 1

Posted by Chuck | August 08, 2008 at 06:50 PM EDT |

    This is the first in a 4-part series previewing key features of The Collectorate, a new online store that launches August 15, 2008. The Collectorate was created by collectors, for collectors.

ALWAYS GET THE ITEM YOU ORDERED: THE COLLECTORATE ID©

In this posting we preview The Collectorate ID©. Each item in The Collectorate’s inventory is assigned a unique hexadecimal number. This number is affixed to each item by means of a small sticker that stays with the item throughout inventory, sales, packing, shipping, and direct to you. The stickers are produced exclusively for The Collectorate, and have a special adhesive that allows them to be removed.

The Collectorate ID© System allows you, the collector, to be certain you receive the exact item you selected online. You get to choose right down to the individual action figure. Now you can hand pick items just like you were there! What’s more, that number will never be used again. It belongs to you only!

In part 2 we present...
Know The Condition Of An Item Before You Buy: The Collectorate Shield Rating©

Stay tuned to JediTempleArchives.com for next week’s preview. And…

Prior to launching on August 15, 2008, visitors of JediTempleArchives.com will have access to an exclusive code that can be used for a limited time on THECOLLECTORATE.COM for a special offer only open to you. Keep checking back for details...

The Collectorate

Visual Guide Update - TCW Captain Rex

Posted by Chuck | August 08, 2008 at 05:12 PM EDT |

    Captain Rex get's his debut today! Check him out in the Clone Wars Visual Guide below...

Clone Wars McDonalds Promotional Toys Revealed

Posted by Chuck | August 08, 2008 at 03:55 PM EDT |

    We've been hearing about it for weeks, now you get your chance to check out the Clone Wars promotional toys coming from McDonalds this summer! Click here to take all the bobbleheads for a test drive!

Special Report: A Timeline and Guide to Hardback Novels

Posted by Chuck | August 07, 2008 at 12:44 PM EDT |

    Stop by and check out the latest JTA Special Report: A Timeline and Guide to Collecting Hardback Novels. This reference will help you put together a sweet Star Wars library made up of hardback novels from the rise of the Sith to the Legacy of the Force!

Saber Stand Update

Posted by Chuck | August 07, 2008 at 06:00 AM EDT |

    Stop by Saber-Stand.com and check out their Force FX Lightsaber vertical storage solution. This elegant stand helps keep your saber straight, easily accessible for those pick-up duels, and it just looks good!

Limited Edition ESB Family Guy Lithograph at SWS.com

Posted by Chuck | August 06, 2008 at 07:56 PM EDT |

    Family Guy fans get their chance at a pretty cool lithograph being offered at StarWarsShop.com for only 3 weeks!

Unveiled at Comic-Con International 2008 in San Diego, this limited edition piece is available for 3 weeks only. After three weeks (ending August 28, 2008), the poster will not be available again until 2009, if supply is available.

Visual Guide Update - TCW Yoda

Posted by Chuck | August 06, 2008 at 10:37 AM EDT |

    On this Enhanced Visual Guide, click you will...

Brian's Toys Summer Specials Update

Posted by Chuck | August 06, 2008 at 09:46 AM EDT |

     In addition to extending our Summer Specials through August, we've added more items and price reductions!  Receive deeper discounts on already discounted items such as 2008 carded figures, F/X lightsabers, and new Indiana Jones.  New Clone Wars and Legacy Collection have also been added to the mix where you can find huge deals on figures.  We're offering a case assortment of 12 Legacy figures!  Check out our huge list of 200 discounted items over at brianstoys.com

Brian's Toys

Millennium Falcon Novel Details

Posted by Chuck | August 05, 2008 at 11:23 PM EDT |

    StarWars.com has details on the upcoming post-LOTF Millennium Falcon novel. Click here for all the details! Note: if you haven't read the Legacy of the Force Series yet, spoilers are present...

Exclusive GG Airborne Trooper MB Available at SWS.com!

Posted by Chuck | August 05, 2008 at 05:23 PM EDT |

    The very cool Gentle Giant Airborne Trooper is now available for pre-order at StarWarsShop! This probably won't last long, so order one now! This SWS exclusive is scheduled to ship in November.

Update: Sold out!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 154

Posted by Chuck | August 05, 2008 at 05:09 PM EDT |

    This week collectors everywhere are recovering from their Midnight Madness spending, and coming to terms with their total expenditures. As Marjorie and Arnie were in San Diego during the official toy release, they had their own midnight madness a week later at Central IL Wal Marts. They recount their own orgy of consumerism.

Visual Guide Update - TCW Obi-Wan Kenobi

Posted by Chuck | August 04, 2008 at 07:41 PM EDT |

    Next up for the Clone Wars Visual Guide is Obi-Wan Kenobi sporting his clone armor. Check out the details in the guide below...

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report - Week of August 1st, 2008

Posted by Chuck | August 04, 2008 at 07:15 AM EDT |

    This past weekend brought us another round of Questions and Answers from Hasbro, meaning ALOT of reading! Stop by our Headlines Report to catch up on all the major newsworthy events to come out of this round of Hasbro Q&A!

2008 SDCC - SWAN Mission Bay Midnight Madness Video

Posted by Chuck | August 03, 2008 at 07:16 PM EDT |

    Star Wars Action News' coverage of all things San Diego concludes with this video podcast filmed during the Midnight Madness event at Toys R Us in Mission Bay. Interviews with Hasbro's Darryl DePriest and others are included.

2008 SDCC - Round-up Coverage from Around the Web

Posted by Chuck | August 03, 2008 at 01:09 PM EDT |

    Comic-Con is over, but there's still tons of information out there to explore! Stop by our 2008 Comic-Con page for a full round-up of Comic-Con coverage from all around the web!

New Battle Pack Images

Posted by Chuck | August 03, 2008 at 10:20 AM EDT |

    The team over at JediInsider.com has some nice images of a pair of Clone Wars Battle packs and a Legacy Collection Battle pack coming out. Stop by and check out the B'Omarr Monastary Assault, 212th Attack Battalion, and the Shield Generator Assault (You rebel scum!)

Visual Guide Update - TCW Anakin Skywalker

Posted by Chuck | August 02, 2008 at 02:10 PM EDT |

    It's time to start filling that Clone Wars Visual Guide! We'll start things off with No. 1 Anakin Skywalker...

Hasbro Q&A Roundup - Week of August 1st, 2008

Posted by Chuck | August 02, 2008 at 08:36 AM EDT |

    It's time for another Hasbro Q&A Roundup. Stop by our forums as Gold 5 gathers up all the Q&A information from around the web...

Changed Collecting Has...

Posted by Chuck | August 01, 2008 at 11:20 PM EDT |

    THE COLLECTORATE launches Friday, August 15, 2008. This online retail store is the creation of a group of collectors who thought about what they would like to see in a collector’s source store, and then created it. As a result THE COLLECTORATE has key features a collector has probably never experienced before.

With our next news article, we will begin a 4-part series previewing each of these key features. To give you just a little peek at what to expect, here are the topics of the next 4 articles:

  1. Always Get The Item You Ordered: The Collectorate ID© System
  2. Know The Condition Of An Item Before You Buy: The Collectorate Shield Rating© System
  3. Know Your Item Is Protected En Route To You: The Collectorate Shield Packing© System
  4. Protective Cases Included: All Action Figures Include A Protective Case

Stay tuned to Jedi Temple Archives for these upcoming articles. And...

Prior to launching on August 15, 2008, Jedi Temple Archives will have access to an exclusive code that can be used for a limited time on THECOLLECTORATE.COM for a special offer. This particular offer can only be accessed with the code obtained from Jedi Temple Archives. Keep an eye on this website for the offer to be announced and later for the code to appear. You can only get it here!

The Collectorate

Brian's Toys Newsletter #475

Posted by Chuck | August 01, 2008 at 08:45 PM EDT |

    We're back from San Diego Comic-Con International, and we had a blast! We have plenty of new toys and collectibles in stock this week.  Besides the Clone Wars which were revealed last week, we have tons of great exclusives from San Diego.  For Star Wars, we have Disturbance in the Force, Commander Gree Mighty Mugg, Senate Security, and new Lego.  A rare Indiana Jones 12" Toy McCoy is now available as well as an exclusive Fertility Idol Mighty Mugg.  Look forward to new Masters of the Universes figures from Mattel, to kickstart things we have the first MOTU Classics exclusive, King Grayskull.  For more awesome collectibles, check out www.brianstoys.com

Brian's Toys

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #58

Posted by Chuck | August 01, 2008 at 06:01 PM EDT |

    Comic-Con has wound down, Hasbro unveiled all their new products, and it's time to get back to normal! Check out our pre-Comic-Con Questions and Answers from the Hasbro team!

Mail-away Captain Rex Arriving in Mailboxes

Posted by Chuck | August 01, 2008 at 05:56 PM EDT |

    Captain Rex is in the house! The clean one, that is. If you sent off for the mail-away Rex, they should be arriving in full force.

Sideshow Collectibles - Stormtrooper Exclusive Pre-Order

Posted by Chuck | August 01, 2008 at 01:30 PM EDT |

    I hope you were lucky enough to score an exclusive Darth Vader today, because now you have to pick up the exclusive Stormtrooper! Ouch, today is going to be an expensive Sideshow day for sure! The exclusive version goes on priority pre-order at 3PM EST and there is a limit of 1 per person!

Sideshow Collectibles - Darth Vader Exclusive Pre-Order

Posted by Chuck | August 01, 2008 at 10:30 AM EDT |

    Darth Vader is here! That's right folks, today is the day to pre-order the exclusive version of Sideshow Collectibles Darth Vader. There's a limit of 1 per person, and it's a good bet that this Sith Lord will sell out fast. Be ready at 1PM EST (10PM PST) to place your order!

Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

Posted by Chuck | August 01, 2008 at 07:13 AM EDT |

   Hi - Here is a big update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about tons of great new preorders, and more new arrivals.


 
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