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September 2008

Master Ki-Adi Mundi attends FACTS Convention...

Posted by Chuck | September 30, 2008 at 04:56 PM EDT |

    Ki-Adi Mundi didn't die with order 66 on Mygeeto; he'll deliver proof of that in person as he'll come as his alter ego Silas Carson to the FACTS Convention October 11 and 12!
 
Brush up those lightsabers and make sure to give the Jedi Council member a hearty welcome!
 
More info on www.FACTS-Convention.com.

Autograph Bounty Hunter Newsletter 7.03

Posted by Chuck | September 30, 2008 at 04:45 PM EDT |

    Autograph Bounty Hunter is gearing up for FACTS! Get all the latest details in this weeks ABH Newsletter!

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report - Week of Sept. 26th, 2008

Posted by Chuck | September 30, 2008 at 04:36 PM EDT |

    Want all the real headlines to come out of this past Hasbro Q&A, but don't have time to read all the questions and answers? Then our Headline Report is where you want to check! Gold 5 gathers all the newsworthy items cherry-picked from the latest Hasbro Q&A!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 162

Posted by Chuck | September 29, 2008 at 08:40 PM EDT |

    Saga Legends, The Legacy Collection Evolutions Packs, Comic Packs, Clone Wars figures, have we ever had quite so many different lines of Star Wars figures coming out at once? Well right now new figures from all five of these lines of figures are showing up in stores. This week on Star Wars Action News we tell you which figures have been spotted at which stores, and how to shop to get the most figures for your buck...

SWAN Presents: Republic Forces Radio Network - Preview

Posted by Chuck | September 28, 2008 at 07:55 PM EDT |

    For over three years Star Wars Action News has been your podcast source for collecting information. Now the team that brought you the best collecting fan audio in the galaxy brings you the Republic Forces Radio Network to bring you the best Clone Wars animated series coverage as well...

Visual Guide Update - GG Aayla Secura Mini Bust

Posted by Chuck | September 28, 2008 at 10:57 AM EDT |

    The always cool, always blue, Aayla Secura Mini Bust is todays Enhanced Visual Guide update! Stop by the Gentle Giant Visual Guide to check out hundreds of other Gentle Giant guides, and click below to check out Aayla Secura!

FACTS 2008 Update

Posted by Chuck | September 28, 2008 at 09:31 AM EDT |

    The FACTS convention is just a few short weeks ago. Stop by our FACTS page to get caught up on all the latest details!

Hasbro Q&A Roundup - Week of September 26th, 2008

Posted by Chuck | September 27, 2008 at 07:15 PM EDT |

    Stop by our forums for another Hasbro Q&A Roundup! Get all the questions and answers from around the web wrapped up in one place!

Visual Guide Update - GG Classics Boba Fett Bronze Bust

Posted by Chuck | September 27, 2008 at 05:43 PM EDT |

    The bronzed version of the Star Wars Classics bust from Gentle Giant adds a certain elegance to an already elegant style bust. Check it out in the Visual Guide below. This Celebration Japan exclusive is limited to just 1000 pieces, and can still be picked up from the Gentle Giant Web site!

Brian's Toys Newsletter #483

Posted by Chuck | September 27, 2008 at 08:04 AM EDT |

    This week at Brian's Toys, we have tons of new products!  Indian Jones Temple of Doom figures, Legacy Wave 3, and new vintage are now in stock!  GI Joe Wave 10 pre-orders are being filled, but will be available for general purchase on October 3rd!  Hundreds of Vintage loose figures have been added this week, with significant quantities of Stormtroopers, Rebel Commandos, Imperial Commanders, and Death Squad Commanders.  For more great products and collectibles, check out www.brianstoys.com!

Brian's Toys

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #61

Posted by Chuck | September 26, 2008 at 11:08 PM EDT |

    We've got the latest Q&A session with Hasbro all lined up and ready to go...

Changed Collecting Has... The Collectorate Update

Posted by Chuck | September 26, 2008 at 04:49 PM EDT |

NEW FAQ ADDED!!!

Collectors have sent in a lot of questions for us, so we have created an FAQ using questions we have answered for collectors. We’ll be adding more questions and answers every week.

Stay tuned to JediTempleArchives for next week’s post.

Check www.THECOLLECTORATE.com often for more preview articles, sample screen shots, updates of the FAQ, and the opening day announcement.

The Collectorate

Sideshow Collectibles - 1:2 Scale Bronze Darth Vader Statue

Posted by Chuck | September 25, 2008 at 10:26 PM EDT |

    Sideshow Collectibles has the extremely limited edition Noble Studio Bronze Darth Vader Statue up for pre-order. This 1:2 scale statue is a must have for any real Star Wars collector! Did I mention it is only $18,000? So, what are you waiting for...

Visual Guide Update - GG Darth Vader Statue

Posted by Chuck | September 24, 2008 at 05:32 PM EDT |

    The Gentle Giant Visual Guide gets an update today with the extremely cool Darth Vader statue, as he kneels before his Emperor, complete with lighting effects...

Star Wars Action News - Episode 161

Posted by Chuck | September 23, 2008 at 10:55 PM EDT |

    There have been three weeks in 2008 that fans will remember for years. The first was the Midnight Madness of the Clone Wars toys, then came the release of The Clone Wars. Now our journey to the dark side is complete, as the much anticipated, much delayed The Force Unleashed is released for every major gaming platform (and some not so major)...

Visual Guide Update - TAC Order 66 Series 2: Set 6 of 6

Posted by Chuck | September 22, 2008 at 03:33 PM EDT |

    Master Sev teams up with an ARC Trooper in the next Order 66 set to join the 30th Anniversary Collection Visual Guide.

 
    

Big Bad Toy Store Update

Posted by Chuck | September 21, 2008 at 11:44 PM EDT |

Changed Collecting Has... The Collectorate Preview Part 5

Posted by Chuck | September 20, 2008 at 08:21 AM EDT |

    This is the fifth in a 5-part series previewing key features of THE COLLECTORATE, a new online store that launches soon. THE COLLECTORATE was created By Collectors, For Collectors

The Collectorate Pricing Philosophy: A New Perspective

The Collectorate

Visual Guide Update - TAC Order 66 Series 2: Set 5 of 6

Posted by Chuck | September 20, 2008 at 08:05 AM EDT |

    Next up for Order 66 is Luminara and a Camo version of the AT-RT driver. Check them out in the 30th Anniversary Collection!

 
    

Brian's Toys Newsletter #482

Posted by Chuck | September 19, 2008 at 06:33 PM EDT |

    Legacy Collection Expanded Universe Comic 2-Packs Wave 2 is now in stock along with Wave 3.  Also new this week are new G.I. Joe 3 3/4" Figures.  For vintage collection, we have a bunch of new AFA-graded items along with tons of reduced prices.  Kotobukiya Dengar model kit is now available, so now you are able to get closer to building the Bounty Hunter Series Darth Vader!  Make sure to check out the Master Replicas Mara Jade Signature Edition hilt which is now available for purchase on our site.  For more great collectibles and toy-lines, check out www.brianstoys.com!

Brian's Toys

Del Ray Lays Out Their Plans For The Next Three Years

Posted by Chuck | September 19, 2008 at 06:31 PM EDT |

    Last week Del Ray announced an extended contract to make 45 new Star Wars books, 35 of them being new novels! Get a more detailed look at what's coming out over the next three years in this latest update!

Sideshow Collectibles - Captain Antilles 12'' Figure Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | September 18, 2008 at 09:48 PM EDT |

    It's time to pre-order the latest Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 scale figure: Captain Antilles...

Sideshow Exclusive Look at ''Ambush on Hoth''

Posted by Chuck | September 18, 2008 at 03:44 PM EDT |

    Take a detailed tour through the making of the upcoming Sideshow Collectibles "Ambush at Hoth" diorama. The folks over at Sideshow give you an exclusive breakdown of what it takes to make a statue that rivals the scale and detail of Gentle Giant's 7" scale line!

Visual Guide Update - TAC Order 66 Series 2: Set 4 of 6

Posted by Chuck | September 17, 2008 at 04:42 PM EDT |

    Order 66 continues in the 30th Anniversary Collection Visual Guide. Next up is Emperor Palpatine and Commander Vill...

 
    

Darth Bane: Rule of.... Three?

Posted by Chuck | September 16, 2008 at 02:00 PM EDT |

     Three books, that is. Drew Karpyshyn confirmed in his blog that there will be a third Darth Bane book coming out, likely next as early as 2010. Read all the details here.

The Force Unleased Stormtrooper Commander Tonight!

Posted by Chuck | September 15, 2008 at 05:59 PM EDT |

     Tonight is the night for all those who are anxiously awaiting The Force Unleased and to get their exclusive figure! Take a detailed look at the Stormtrooper Commander below...

Visual Guide Update - TAC Order 66 Series 2: Set 3 of 6

Posted by Chuck | September 15, 2008 at 12:46 PM EDT |

    We're going to take a step back to the 30th Anniversary Collection and check out the 2nd Order 66 series. We'll kick things off with some detailed looks at Tsue Choi with a BARC Trooper...

 
    

Star Wars Action News - Episode 160

Posted by Chuck | September 15, 2008 at 11:31 AM EDT |

    This Tuesday XBoxes all over will be overheating as Star Wars fans across the country assume the role of Vader's secret apprentice and proceed to use the Force in never before seen ways to dispatch Stormtroopers and Jedi alike. The book has been atop the bestseller charts, and the downloadable demo on XBox 360 and Playstation 3 have broken records. For may Star Wars fans, this was the Star Wars event of 2008...

Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

Posted by Chuck | September 14, 2008 at 08:39 PM EDT |

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

Brian's Toys Newsletter #481

Posted by Chuck | September 13, 2008 at 05:15 PM EDT |

     We have two new, spectactular Gentle Giant pieces in.  The first is the LIFE-SIZE animated Princess Leia statue and the second is the Count Dooku & Asajj Ventress statue, two must-haves for any collector.  Also in this week are many vintage Star Wars figure mailer boxes AFA graded and GI Joe vehicles.  Check out many of our great items as well as new items over at www.brianstoys.com!

Brian's Toys

The Force Unleased Stormtrooper Commander Details

Posted by Chuck | September 12, 2008 at 09:20 PM EDT |

     Hasbro sends the official word on the release details for the Stormtrooper Commander...

Gentle Giant 2008 Holiday Edition Mini-Bust Made Public

Posted by Chuck | September 12, 2008 at 09:07 PM EDT |

     Tired of not being on that Gentle Giant short list every holiday season? No worries! For the first time, Gentle Giant will make public their Holiday Edition mini-bust! This year, you get to see Commander Cody, dressed up for the holidays! Premier Guild members can order right now! You must be logged in in order for it to show up!

Visual Guide Update - TLC Darth Vader and BAD #2

Posted by Chuck | September 12, 2008 at 08:59 PM EDT |

    It's time to round out Wave 1 from Legacy Collection! This also includes the 2nd Build-a-droid figure, R7-Z0. Check them out below!

   

The Collectorate Preview Update

Posted by Chuck | September 12, 2008 at 04:32 PM EDT |

NEW PREVIEW REVEALED!!!

A new preview image is now up at:
www.THECOLLECTORATE.com

A SAMPLE COLLECTORATE ID© STICKER NOW ADDED!!!

Stay tuned to JediTempleArchives for next week’s preview.

Check www.THECOLLECTORATE.com often for more preview articles, sample screen shots, and the opening day announcement.

The Collectorate

NEW SCREEN SHOT REVEALED!!!

A new screen shot is now up at:
www.THECOLLECTORATE.com

New 9-part Post Legacy of the Force Novel Series In 2009

Posted by Chuck | September 12, 2008 at 01:07 PM EDT |

    A new 9-book series following the events of the Legacy of the Force series picks up in 2009. The entire series, titled Fate of the Jedi will be written by authors Aaron Allston, Christie Golden, and Troy Denning. Hardback book collectors rejoice! The entire series will be released in hardback! The first book, Outcast, will be released in April 2009. Read the full report here.

Sideshow Collectibles - Captain Antilles 12'' Figure

Posted by Chuck | September 11, 2008 at 09:43 PM EDT |

     It looks like the upcoming Rebel Fleet Trooper has a captain... Captain Antilles that is. Check out the next Sideshow Collectibles 12" figure...

Autograph Bounty Hunter Update: Collectormania Last Call

Posted by Chuck | September 10, 2008 at 05:48 PM EDT |

    Collectormania 14 last call!

Augotgraph Bounty Hunter has put out a last call for their latest round of Collectormania! This is the last week you can order stuff from the show in Milton Keynes, so don’t miss out! This offer ends September 14th! Be sure to check out their updated line-up!

Visual Guide Update - TLC Bane Malar

Posted by Chuck | September 10, 2008 at 03:56 PM EDT |

    Bane Malar. Mysterious bounty hunter. Cool Figure. Check him out in the Legacy Collection!

eFX Collectibles AOTC Helmet On Sale October 14th

Posted by Chuck | September 09, 2008 at 04:25 PM EDT |

     Next eFX replica helmet up for sale on Tuesday, October 14th. The AOTC Clone Trooper Helmet will go on sale for $429 from eFXCollectibles.com. Helmet details include:
  • LE of 1,000
  • Fiberglass construction
  • See through lens
  • Fully padded interior
  • Lit reflector on the back
  • eFX stand, COA, and numbered plaque

Clone Wars Novel News

Posted by Chuck | September 08, 2008 at 07:54 PM EDT |

     Check out the latest news on the upcoming Clone Wars novels, including the fact that the next one will be a trade paperback, and that Karen Traviss will now only be doing two novels, not three!

Visual Guide Update - Yarna d'al' Gargan

Posted by Chuck | September 08, 2008 at 03:48 PM EDT |

    Whoever said the Star Wars Universe was pretty... introducing Yarna d'al' Gargan! Even gorgeous dancers have to carry a weapon in Jabbas palace!

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report - Week of September 5th, 2008

Posted by Chuck | September 07, 2008 at 09:25 AM EDT |

    Gold 5 has put together another Q&A Headline Report, featuring all the major news to come out of this round of questions & answers, without having to sift through all the questions! Click here to read all about it!

Kotobukiya Clone Wars Wave 2 - Clone Troopers at SWS

Posted by Chuck | September 07, 2008 at 09:15 AM EDT |

     Stop by StarWarsShop.com to check out the lastest wave of Clone Wars figures from Kotobukiya: The Clone Troopers! Featuring Captain Rex, Commander Cody, and Commander Gree...and a very cool Jetpack Clone Trooper build-a-figure! These are due to ship in Feb. 2009...

Brian's Toys Newsletter #480

Posted by Chuck | September 06, 2008 at 05:25 PM EDT |

     Continue your Bounty Hunter Series collection with the new Kotobukiya IG-88 and Boba Fett, now available at Brian's Toys.  Also new this week are the Cobra Commander (San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive) Blue and Black Suit AFA Graded and Pre-Orders for new Mighty Muggs and vehicles.  We've recently added more AFA Graded items including GI Joe figures and new video game console systems! For more great collectibles, head on over to www.brianstoys.com!

Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update - TLC Ak-Rev

Posted by Chuck | September 06, 2008 at 02:03 PM EDT |

    The The Legacy Collection wave 1 updates continue, which also starts the next BAD figure group. Check out Ak-Rev below, and while you have the guide open see how he hooks up with Umpass-Stay to complete the drum set, and check out the next BAD parts catalog!

Changed Collecting Has... The Collectorate Update

Posted by Chuck | September 06, 2008 at 01:07 PM EDT |

     Soon, a new online source for Star Wars collectors will open its doors! This online retail store called THE COLLECTORATE was created by a group or avid Star Wars Collectors. Their tagline, “By Collectors, For Collectors”, speaks to its origins and its focus. This group of enterprising collectors identified many frustrations they had encountered while purchasing items for their own collections. Finding no remedies for these frustrations, they decided to open a store focusing on the collector’s point of view. Click here for more information!

The Collectorate

Hasbro Q&A Roundup - Week of September 5th, 2008

Posted by Chuck | September 06, 2008 at 01:04 PM EDT |

    It's time for another Hasbro Q&A Roundup! Stop by our forums to see all the questions from around the Web rounded up in one package!

Big Bad Toy Store Update

Posted by Chuck | September 05, 2008 at 10:47 PM EDT |

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

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #60

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

    Hasbro has the latest answers to our recent round of questions...

Sideshow Collectibles - Diplomatic Mission Diorama Preorder

Posted by Chuck | September 04, 2008 at 10:27 PM EDT |

     The latest diorama from Sideshow Collectibles is up for pre-order. Click here to place your order for Diplomatic Mission (Darth Vader aboard the Tantive IV)!

Visual Guide Update - TLC Leektar & Nippet and BAD #1

Posted by Chuck | September 04, 2008 at 09:22 AM EDT |

    Today we wrap up the first set of Build-a-Droid figures, which makes up the first half of wave 1 from The Legacy Collection. First up is the Ewok Leektar and the Ewokling Nippet, followed by the first BAD figure: R4-D6.

   

Jar Jar Binks... Salad?

Posted by Chuck | September 03, 2008 at 05:11 PM EDT |

     Ready for something completely different? How about sprucing up that next Star Wars party with a little salad... A Jar Jar salad! Check out this interesting and fun recipe, then get that big potato out and start carving! Thanks to JTA reader Ken for sending this in!

New Poll: What Do You Think About Our New Visual Guides

Posted by Chuck | September 02, 2008 at 09:19 PM EDT |

     It's been a few months since we launched our newly designed Enhanced Visual Guides so now it's time for some feedback! Stop by our forums and let your voice be heard in our latest poll. We want to know what we can do to improve, if necessary, our guides to make them the BEST on the internet! Feel free to leave comments and participate in the poll. And, as always, thanks for visiting JTA!

Visual Guide Update - TLC Chewbacca

Posted by Chuck | September 02, 2008 at 11:40 AM EDT |

    Another cut scene figure from wave 1 of the Legacy Collection. Check out a very articulated (and bandaged) Chewbacca, as he makes his way back to the Falcon during a Tatooine sandstorm...

Star Wars Action News - Episode 158

Posted by Chuck | September 01, 2008 at 11:13 AM EDT |

    While we've all been looking at the biggest Star Wars news to hit in a long time, The Clone Wars theatrical release, a lot has been going on with less fanfare in Star Wars. New books have been released, new toys are hitting shelves, Stormtroopers' eyes are changing color, and Gentle Giant is slashing prices like a cheap furniture store...

Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

Posted by Chuck | September 01, 2008 at 08:47 AM EDT |

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

The Clone Wars Kicks Off Oct. 3... Check Out The New Trailer

Posted by Chuck | September 01, 2008 at 08:29 AM EDT |

     It looks like October 3rd is the official date for The Clone Wars! Tune in that Friday night at 9PM for the kickoff of the series on Cartoon Network! And, stop by and check out the new trailer with tons of new footage.


 
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