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Happy 20 Year Anniversary To The Star Wars Collectors Archive!

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2014 at 12:56 PM EDT |

Extra special congratulations goes out to Guz Lopez's The Star Wars Collectors Archive, the very first Star Wars fan site on the internet. This site has paved the way for all of us. We wish them many more anniversaries like this!

New Affiliate: Nerd Rage Toys

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2014 at 12:20 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives warmly welcomes affiliate Nerd Rage Toys to the JTA family. They have a great supply of toys ranging from GI Joe, TMNT, MOTU and of course Star Wars. And if you missed Ree-Yees and Jabba's Skiff Guard on Amazon.com, Nerd Rage Toys still has them up for pre-order for the same price. They also have a nice selection of new The Black Series 3.75" figures for $5 each as well! Check out what they have!

Star Wars Collectors Cast: 50th Episode!

Posted by Paul | July 23, 2014 at 08:28 AM EDT |

NEW SHOW! They’ve finally done it… James Burns and Dan Curto have reached a milestone in recording and releasing their 50th show together. Join them on the Star Wars Collectors Cast for a very special anniversary show with some gifts for their listeners in the form of the ultimate fan boy Kyle Newman, who discusses his latest film along with his current collecting habits and his opinion on Episode VII and beyond. Greg Crafts from Gentle Giant joins them to discuss San Diego Comic-Con and what Star Wars exclusives they’ll have available at the show. Ashley Eckstein drops in for a quick chat to talk about Her Universe at Star Wars Weekends, the R2-D2 ‘My Hero’ Jewelry Collection, San Diego Comic-Con and they ask if she’s missing Ahsoka. Finally, the Collectors Cast wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Rancho Obi-Wan to catch up with Steve Sansweet. All this, wrapped up and tied with a bow – their gift to you to celebrate their 50th show. Click through for more!

The Realm Recap Podcast: Episodes 16-17

Posted by Paul | June 02, 2014 at 08:55 PM EDT |

Episode 17: Another week has passed and on this episode of The Realm Recap they discuss all the toy news revealed including new potential battle packs/multipacks coming exclusively to Toys”R”Us, new 2014 LEGO sets hitting the UK, plus announcements from Hot Wheels and Diamond Select! Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

Episode 16: Another week has passed and on this episode of The Realm Recap they discuss all the toy news revealed including Black Series products from Hasbro, new reveals from Medicom, pre-orders from Sideshow, Episode VII news, spin-off movie news and more!! Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

Caravan Of The Force Live Auctions

Posted by Paul | May 09, 2014 at 07:41 AM EDT |

Our brothers and sisters in the Force, JediNews.co.uk are hosting the latest Caravan of the Force. It's an incredible live auction for some pretty impressive Star Wars items. Click through for images and the complete PRESS RELEASE.

The Realm Recap Podcast: Episode 13

Posted by Paul | May 08, 2014 at 10:06 PM EDT |

Another week has passed and it’s time for a look back at the latest news in Star Wars collecting. On this episode of The Realm Recap they discuss all the toy news revealed including new Star Wars Rebels product and the SDCC Exclusive Jabba from Hasbro, the wallet/marriage killing product from Sideshow, plus they talk a bit about the cast reveal for Episode VII, teaser trailer for Rebels and more! Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to their channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered on the show.

Also, if you prefer not to look at their ugly mugs, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

Boring Conversation Anyway #53

Posted by Paul | May 08, 2014 at 10:03 PM EDT |

It’s time for the monthly episode of Boring Conversation Anyway. In Episode 53, we join Flyguy and several other fan site members including Chris Swanski from BanthaSkull.com, Dan Curto from JediNews.co.uk, Jayson Krebsbach from Yakface.com and Tamer from ImperialShipyards.net as we chat about the news from the past month including official Episode VII casting, the reorganization of Expanded Universe, toy reveals and much more. Head on over to the YouTube page to check out the Hangout (and subscribe to the channel) or download the Mp3. (Caution: a few instances of coarse language are present; please censor as needed.)

Past Shows:
Episode 52: Are We Collectors or Hoarders?
Episode 51: Toy Fair 2014 Review
Episode 50

The Realm Recap Podcast: Episodes 11-12

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2014 at 08:06 AM EDT |

Catch up with The Realm Recap: Episode 11 and Episode 12, including Jayson's visit to Disneyland! Click through for more!

Star Wars Collectors Cast: Episode 2

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2014 at 12:09 PM EDT |

Star Wars Collectors Cast looks back at the questions we asked Hasbro after their presentation during last month’s New York Toy Fair, with guest Paul Harrison from JediTempleArchives.com. As usual there’s a roundup of the latest news and rumors and our regular visit to Steve Sansweet at Rancho Obi-Wan (the home to the world’s largest Star Wars collection) – all not to be missed!

The Realm Recap Podcast: Episode 10

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2014 at 07:56 PM EDT |

Another week has passed and it’s time for their look back at the latest news in Star Wars collecting. On this episode of The Realm Recap Yakface.com chats about various customizing features including a one-off Black Series style box for a recent custom 6" figure Jayson acquired, pre-order solicitations from Sideshow, a canceled Darth Maul game and more. Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered (more or less) on the show.

Also, if you prefer not to look at their ugly mugs, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

The Realm Recap Podcast: Episode 9

Posted by Paul | April 08, 2014 at 12:31 PM EDT |

Another week has passed and it’s time for Yakface.com's look back at the latest news in Star Wars collecting. On this episode of The Realm Recap they chat about the possible delay of Chewbacca from the 6" The Black Series line, new images from LEGO,  another great round of custom figures, pre-order announcements from Sideshow and much more. Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to their channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered (more or less) on the show.

Also, if you prefer not to look at their ugly mugs, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

Boring Conversation Anyway #52: Are We Collecting Or Hoarding?

Posted by Paul | April 01, 2014 at 06:37 AM EDT |

Another video/audio Boring Conversation Anyway™ as we go deep in to why we collect Star Wars and ask if we really are just hoarders? As usual some of the best expertise in toy collecting and sites join us to share their thoughts:  Yakface.comImperialShipyards.netJedi Temple ArchivesDan Curto Dorksidetoys.com 

Thanks as always to these guys for their time and what was a great meaty and insightful discussion. Watch the video below or download the MP3 and check out the links we discuss on the show over at Flyguy.net

The Realm Recap Podcast: Episode 8

Posted by Paul | April 01, 2014 at 06:33 AM EDT |

Another week has passed and it’s time for Yakface.com to look back at the latest news in Star Wars collecting. On this episode of The Realm Recap they chat about custom figures and purchases, new reveals from LEGO,  Medicom and Hallmark, plus they cover our recent acquisitions since our last show. Click on through to check out the latest episode and feel free to subscribe to their channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered (more or less) on the show.

Also, if you prefer not to look at their ugly mugs, a downloadable MP3 is available as well.

A Teaser Image At BanthaSkull.com

Posted by Paul | March 28, 2014 at 09:00 PM EDT |

Our friends at BanthaSkull.com are teasing an image and are advising readers that they'll probably want to check back after 6AM tomorrow morning. After you check out our RDR for the day tomorrow morning here at JTA, go and see what they have revealed. I tried asking what it was but Chris wouldn't tell me. (Jerk.) Anyhow, you have been advised. It's a slow news season, and this might be the most exciting story on any fan site in some time, well, maybe except for Jayson at Yakface.com adding a figure with more than five points of articulation to his Toyguide today!

UPDATE: It's now available for you to view! Click HERE for more!

Darth Revan LEGO Mini Figure

Posted by Paul | March 27, 2014 at 08:07 PM EDT |

Our friends at BanthaSkull.com have the scoop on a Darth Revan LEGO mini figure. Interested? Then click through for more!

The Black Series 6" Wave 3 Arrives In France

Posted by Paul | March 26, 2014 at 09:35 PM EDT |

JTA affiliate ToyzMag.com alerts us that The Black Series 6" wave 3 has hit France! Click through for their report..

Spend May The Fourth At Rancho Obi-Wan!

Posted by Paul | March 25, 2014 at 01:55 PM EDT |

Celebrate “May the 4th” in the ultimate Star Wars environment…. Rancho Obi-Wan! No crowds of people, no lines, no hassles; just a fun day with other Star Wars fans. Starting today, for every donation Rancho Obi-Wan (ROW) receives of $10 or more, ROW will enter the donor’s name in an opportunity drawing. On April 4th ROW will draw 10 names and those donors will be invited to bring one guest to Rancho Obi-Wan on May 4, 2014 for an intimate celebration, including a guided tour of the museum with owner Steve Sansweet, lunch and other fun activities. Details can be found at our website HERE.

The Realm Recap Podcast: Episode 7

Posted by Paul | March 24, 2014 at 08:46 PM EDT |

Another week has passed and it’s time for Yakface.com's look back at the latest news in Star Wars collecting. On this episode of The Realm Recap they talk a lot about custom figures, vehicles and packaging, plus they discuss new case assortments for The Black Series, Ralph McQuarrie’s influence on the Star Wars “brand” and a certain “ol’ smoothie” shuffling his way to the dance floor. Click on through to check out the latest show. Feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggests on what you’d like to see covered (more or less) on the show.

The Realm Recap Podcast: Episode 6

Posted by Paul | March 16, 2014 at 06:50 PM EDT |

Another week has passed and it’s time for our week in review of the latest news in Star Wars collecting. This show, we are joined by Paul from Jedi Temple Archives as we discuss the highs and lows regarding new figure images from The Black Series, new customs and crowd-funding items, our latest toy purchases and we delve into Jayson’s psychosis regarding his acquisition of the “shampoo bottle” figures. Click on through to check out the latest show. Feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggests on what you’d like to see covered (more or less) on the show.

The Realm Recap Podcast: Episode 5

Posted by Paul | March 15, 2014 at 05:52 PM EDT |

Not much in the way of Hasbro news this week but Flyguy and Yakface.com hash out the bevy of LEGO news that has been assembled, chat a bit about The Clone Wars on Netflix (no spoilers) and discuss their recent acquisitions. Click on over to YouTube to check out the latest show. Feel free to subscribe to their channel and leave suggestions on what you’d like to see covered (more or less) on the show.

The Realm Recap Podcast: Episodes 1-4

Posted by Paul | March 04, 2014 at 10:30 PM EDT |

Our friends Jayson Krebsbach from Yakface.com and Flyguy from Flyguy.net have begun an informative and entertaining new weekly podcast entitled The Realm Recap. Join us in our support for this new endeavor and catch yourself up with some of the key announcements and rumors that abound in the collecting community week by week. We're a bit behind, so our inaugural post will contain links for their first four episodes. This podcast comes highly recommended by JTA. Be sure to give it a test drive.

Episode 1: Return of the Realm
Episode 2: Toy Fair 2014 – Hasbro
Episode 3: Toy Fair Aftermath
Episode 4: New Week, New Rumors

Tomorrow's Daily Deal from Entertainment Earth is 35% off of the Star Wars Sandtrooper on Dewback Animated Maquette Statue. That's a $140 savings on this high-priced item, plus free shipping! If you were looking to pick this up this might be the best deal you will find.

Congratulations BanthaSkull.com!

Posted by Paul | March 03, 2014 at 12:24 PM EDT |

See, you don't have to buy 30K Fakebook and Twitter fans to make yourself look bigger than you are. No, all you need is wit, charm and a lot of hard work, no matter if you're big or small to get noticed. We're proud of our friends and affiliates at BanthaSkull.com who thanks to a famous actor have made an incredible mark in their history as a site. Click through for more!

The WolfPackPodcast #44: Times Are Changing

Posted by Paul | January 24, 2014 at 11:35 PM EDT |

Check out The WolfPack Podcast #44: Times Are Changing, with special guest.... me. Hear a fun chat where we talk about the future of Star Wars, the rumors of the Star Wars brand like The Black Series and Star Wars: Rebels, and listen to me call out my friends Jayson Krebsbach and Adam Pawlus with regards to the Saga Legends line. I also talk about a new development in JTA"s exciting rumor report! Oh, and I try to squeeze two "upcoming" TBS figures out of Dan Curto, my brother from another mother! Was I successful? You be the judge!!

Jedi News Attends UK Toy Fair - New Info To Be Revealed

Posted by Paul | January 23, 2014 at 11:09 AM EDT |

Our friends at Jedi News are attending the UK Toy Fair as we post this article. Be on the lookout for a report from James and Matt as soon as they are able. No pictures were allowed to be taken, so this is a report you're going to have to read. We'll update links as we learn more too!

Curto Burns Collectors Cast: Their Final Show!

Posted by Paul | December 21, 2013 at 11:24 PM EDT |

Our good friends at CurtoBurns Collectors Cast has posted their VERY LAST show! Click through to find out more!

Boring Conversation Anyway YouTube Video

Posted by Paul | December 14, 2013 at 08:26 PM EDT |

Watch the live video of the Boring Conversation Anyway podcats with flyguy. Featuring Jedi Temple Archives, Yakface, and Imperial Shipyards as special guests. Editor's Note: There are a few brief moments of harsh language. Please censor as needed.

Jedi Temple Archives has been invited to tonight's live Boring Conversation Anyway podcast along with our friends at Yakface.com and ImperialShipyards.net to discuss all of the fun things surrounding our fun hobby. A portion of the show will focus around our "A Digested Look At The Vintage Collection" Special Report and how that came to fruition, but we will be talking about a ton of other things too! Be sure to click through and read the details of this live podcast like when and where you need to be tonight to see it!

Curto Burns Collectors Cast

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2013 at 10:00 PM EDT |

It’s been a long time coming (James' trip to San Francisco for 10 days as well as his crazy 15-16 hour working days has got in the way in getting this out) but it’s here now...

Recorded in late October/early November Dan Curto and James Burns talk about all the news from New York Comic Con, all the latest products available to buy or pre-order as well as catching up and talking to Steve Sansweet about the upcoming (although it’s already happened) party to celebrate the induction of Rancho Obi-Wan into the 2104 Guinness World Records. There’s lots more news besides and it’s time to tune in and catch up!

Fear not, we’ll have another show out before Christmas along with a special announcement too!

Direct download link here.

Yakface.com/General Mills/Big G Cereals Promotion

Posted by Paul | November 13, 2013 at 06:29 PM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com are working with General Mills and Big G Cereals for a really cool promtion. Definitely check it out!

Black Friday Give-Away At Yakface.com!

Posted by Paul | November 11, 2013 at 09:30 AM EDT |

Our friends at Yakface.com are advertising a cool upcoming Black Friday give-away and if the banner is any indication, it looks like it is going to be The Black Series related. Click through to see the promo teaser and be sure to have their page bookmarked in time for Black Friday!.

Rebelscum.com Cancer Awareness Charity Patch

Posted by Paul | October 25, 2013 at 07:25 PM EDT |

Our friends at Rebelscum.com have created their own Cancer Awareness charity patch. October is Cancer Awareness month, so would you consider helping out this noble cause? Full details are available by clicking through.

The Black Series Wave 2 In Stock at Entertainment Earth

Posted by Chuck | October 23, 2013 at 10:06 PM EDT |

Entertainment Earth now has The Black Series wave 2 in stock. Click here for the 6" wave 2 figures, and here for the 3 3/4" basic figures...


MintInBox.net Celebrates A Decade On The Web!

Posted by Paul | October 23, 2013 at 09:04 AM EDT |

Congratulations to our friends at MintInBox.net. They are celerating their 10th anniversary. Where in the world does the time go? Find out some cool information about how they are celebrating this landmark by clicking through!!

Imperial Shipyards Posts Their Own Hasbro Q&A

Posted by Paul | October 12, 2013 at 01:23 PM EDT |

Our friends at ImperialShipyards.net have also posted their own Hasbro Q&A during the NYCC Preview Party. Click through to see what they could pull out of Hasbro!

Curto Burns Collectors Cast

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2013 at 09:30 PM EDT |

September 12th 2013 will be a day long remembered; Rancho Obi-Wan has been confirmed as the Largest Collection of Star Wars Memorabilia according to Guinness World Records 2014 and features in a double feature spread in the 2014 Guinness World Records Book that’s now available for purchase worldwide. As promised on last month’s Curto Burns Collectors Cast, we couldn’t let this HUGE news slip us by and we promised you a special edition show and that’s exactly what we’ve got for you. We talk to President and CEO of Rancho Obi-Wan, our good friend and monthly contributor Steve Sansweet, about this amazing news and also about a special World Record Night event that’s taking place on November 2nd at Rancho Obi-Wan to celebrate this news and how you could be part of it too! This is a not to be missed special edition of the Curto Burns Collectors Cast, listen now you must! Direct download link here.

Curto Burns Collectors Cast

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2013 at 06:01 AM EDT |

It's time for August's Collectors Cast with your hosts James Burns and Dan Curto – it's a MEGA show with updates on the Caravan of the Force, a look back at Star Wars Celebration Europe with Steve Sansweet (~18mins) along with a teaser of something big happening very soon with Rancho Obi-Wan. James and Dan also look back at San Diego Comic Con and review all the latest Star Wars figures from Hasbro (~77mins) including the Mission Series 2-Packs, Saga Legends, The Black Series 3¾" figures and the brand new 6" line too – plus there's all the latest rumors as well! Get your Star Wars collector fix and tune in now... Direct download link here.

Thrawn Trilogy Fans! We Need Your Help!

Posted by Paul | August 07, 2013 at 06:29 PM EDT |

The handsome devils over at BanthaSkull.com are compiling lists of unmade characters for their Missing In Action Figure feature. They have completed the Skiff Guards and Cantina Patrons and are now moving onto compiling a list of unmade characters from the hugely popular Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn. But they need your help. The have reached out to JTA to engage our community in the discussion when setting the priorities of the unmade characters. Please advocate for your favorite Thrawn Trilogy characters in the comments here in this article. They will use your comments to help set the priority for Hasbro to see and for future Fans' Choice polls.

BanthaSkull.com Resurrects Unproduced Figure Feature!

Posted by Paul | July 28, 2013 at 09:42 PM EDT |

Our good friends at BanthaSkull.com have begun a front page feature entitled Missing In Action Figure. Cute, right? But the importance of this feature is to elicit your illicit feedback about what action figures you desperately want to see Hasbro make for you. (Your feedback isn't illicit; I just have been wanting to use the homonym pair for a while now....) Please take a moment and add your own two cents because every voice counts by leaving your thoughts in their comments. Plus it's fun! Right now they're focusing on the awesome skiff guards! How cool is that?! Click through for more details!

Curto Burns Collectors Cast

Posted by Paul | July 18, 2013 at 06:17 PM EDT |

It’s time for July’s edition of the Curto Burns Collectors Cast recorded a few days ago!  Join Dan and James as they talk about the Caravan of the Force, in association with Toys ‘R’ Us, the exclusives available at San Diego Comic Con and Star Wars Celebration Europe along with a quick round up of the latest news from your favorite Star Wars licensees.  They also drop in on Steve Sansweet at Rancho Obi-Wan to determine where in the Galaxy the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience currently is and if it’s reached Germany yet as well as discussing the three exclusives currently available for pre-order and pickup at Celebration Europe too. It’s another action-packed show not to be missed!

Links… Rancho Obi-Wan - http://www.ranchoobiwan.org, Caravan of the Force - https://www.facebook.com/CaravanOfTheForce and Curto Burns - http://www.curtoburns.com


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