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The second phase of Todd DeMartino's Star Wars auction ends tonight at 9 PM EDT via Sellersville Auction LLC. Click through to see what goodies you can grab. Many basic figures are posted this time! Check them out!

A Blast From The Past: Power Of The Force Too!

Posted by Paul | July 19, 2015 at 01:27 PM EDT |

JTA moderator flamingtoilet alerted our attention to a very old website called Power Of The Force Too (that probably was in motion before any of the fan sites you visit today). It has been archived. I personally have never come across this ever. This is the timely for a couple of reasons. Firstly, we're celebrating 20 years of this line in our RDRs, and secondly, the humor is very reminiscent of what Mark Grimshaw (studlydudly) posted via his Karaoke Cantina comic strips. Check it out! (You have to love that mid-nineties high-rez photography!)

Rest In Peace Mark, You'll Be Sorely Missed

Posted by Paul | July 17, 2015 at 09:45 AM EDT |

It is with extremely heavy heart that I post this. Longtime JTA reader and personal friend of mine Mark Grimshaw (known as studlydudly here at JTA) has passed away. He was an amazing person, fun collecting buddy and possessed a corny side which all made us laugh: his cantina karaoke cartoons (you can see many of them posted in our RDRs). He was a fixture at many fan sites including our friends at BanthaSkull.com and Yakface.com. I will miss him terribly. Life has no guarantees. Always strive to be good to others and make it matter. I am personally devastated by this loss. I am so glad I "harassed" him into finding Chuck at SWCA to get his poster. Rest in peace, Mark. You'll be sorely missed.

George Lucas To Receive Kennedy Center Honor Award

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2015 at 05:11 PM EDT |

George Lucas is gearing up to receive the Kennedy Center Honors award. Rolling Stone has the story! Special thanks to JTA behind-the-scenes man Martin M. for the alert!

JTA Regular And Close Friend Dale Hopkins: Go Fund Him Please!

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2015 at 09:00 PM EDT |

Please consider helping my good friend Dale Hopkins who has just been diagnosed with a blood cancer affliction. He is an incredible selfless human being with more love and care in his heart than I have ever seen. He's a regular here at JTA and we all wish him a quick and speeder recovery, but he needs help in order to heal and get back to normal. Please click through for his story. His Go Fund Me page can be found RIGHT HERE.

Happy 73rd Birthday Harrison Ford!

Posted by Paul | July 13, 2015 at 08:42 PM EDT |

Happy 73rd birthday Harrison Ford!

Disney released the official Star Wars app today, promising to bring all the latest news direcly from LucasFilm to your mobile device. Get all the details at StarWars.com!

Happy Fourth Of July!

Posted by Paul | July 04, 2015 at 11:16 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives wishes our friends, affiliates, sponsors and readers a very Happy July 4th holiday!

Don't forget that bidding ends tonight at 9:00pm for the first part of a several-part auction for mega collector Todd DemArtino's personal modern colection. Click through for more details!

Happy Father's Day!

Posted by Paul | June 21, 2015 at 03:35 PM EDT |

JTA would like to wish all of our Star Wars dads a very happy Father's Day!

Scott Neitlich from Jakks Pacific reached out to us yesterday with details on the SDCC exclusive Jakks Pacific Boba Fett 18" figure. We posted the details on our Facebook page yesterday, but in case some of you don't access that outlet we are also posting it here today. When we reached out to him Scott letting him know that Medicom Toy released two collectibles of this version of Boba Fett already, he replied "Yeah, it is one of those things where those items are considered in licensing to be in a different category. Licensing gets split up in odd ways these days." Click through for details on this cool collectible!

Largest Star Wars Private Toy Collection Auction!

Posted by Paul | June 15, 2015 at 09:04 PM EDT |

Sellersville Auction proudly presents, from the largest and most complete private Star Wars toy collection in the world, a nearly complete collection of modern era Star Wars Toys produced from 1994 through the 30th Anniversary Collection in 2008. Todd DeMartino is a long time Star Wars toy collector and remains one of the most well-known and respected collectors with deep hobby roots. All of the pieces being auctioned off are items that were photographed for Todd's upcoming book "Star Wars: The Saga Museum". Sign up for the newsletter for the latest book progress from his website…" www.thesagamuseum.com. Click through for more about the auction! Start Date: Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 9pm. End Date: Monday, June 22, 2015 @ 9pm.

Christopher Lee Passed At Age 93... RIP Count Dooku

Posted by Chuck | June 11, 2015 at 08:04 AM EDT |

Another Star Wars Legend passed. RIP Christopher Lee... He might have also had a few other legendary roles in his storied career. He died on June 7th.

Get the full details here.

 

You'll need a next-gen console to play the upcoming Battlefront, and Amazon has a pretty sweet bundle as a Lightning Deal today! Good until 6PM Eastern! $350 for the whole package!

Toys R Us Names New Chairman And CEO

Posted by Paul | June 03, 2015 at 08:53 AM EDT |

There is a new sheriff in town and New Jersey Business has the full story. Click through for more!

Happy Memorial Day

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2015 at 09:53 AM EDT |

We wish all of our readers a very happy Memorial Day. Never forget those who have served us by protecting our many freedoms.

FAO Schwarz Closes NYC Location

Posted by Paul | May 16, 2015 at 11:40 PM EDT |

Sadly, FAO Schwarz is closing its NY City location. People.com has the full story.

The controversy surrounding the lack of female action figures has yielded some passionate articles from other "Star Wars" fathers. This one has been published at Heroic Girls. While not really Star Wars related, see the travesty done to Black Widow in the Avengers line. This article is noteworthy for not only addressing the issue of the lack of female action figures, but their overall dismissal of specific female characters to the brand as well (and perhaps their perceived capability by toy makers). (This one should make anyone on either side of the argument think twice.) Special thanks to the collaborative effort of CreeBoPeep and Rocketdyke for bringing this to our attention.

Happy Mother's Day!

Posted by Paul | May 10, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives wishes our beloved readers who are mothers a very Happy Mother's Day! We honor all who have brought life into this world. If you have a mother with us here on Earth or your mother has become one with the Force, take a moment to let her know how much she has meant to you in your life.

Don't buy our Celebration Anaheim exclusive vintage Kenner poster on eBay for $357.36. Let us hear from you via email so we can cull together a list of people who want to purchase one for a mere $24.99 instead. But in order to make this happen we need to hear from you! Email us at news@jeditemplearchives.com. We need a minimum to reprint it (it will be a second edition run), so speakup or forever pay eBay prices! This is just us, but wouldn't you type jeditemplearchives.com before eBay.com in your browser to look for this poster? Some people just don't look before they leap!

May The 4th Be With You.... Always!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2015 at 08:17 AM EDT |

JTA wishes all of our readers, supporters, sponsors, affiliates, colleagues and friends a very, very happy May The Fourth. This is going to be a great year! Thank you for traveling it along with us!

StarWars.com reveals The Force Awakens packaging art and the official release date September 4, 2015! Click through for full details!

Jakks Pacific is teasing a SDCC exclusive Boba Fett limited to 1000 pieces. It's currently turned around at the moment. Jakks has claimed that this is a Boba Fett which has NEVER been done before in any format or toy line. Although, I sense it is the "Jaig eyes" version (prototype version) which Medicom Toy released in their VCD line. Until this puppy is turned around, the jury is out.

Vintage Kenner Star Wars Figures Found In Abandoned Toy Shop

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2015 at 03:57 PM EDT |

This article is amazing. Look what was found in an abandoned toy shop in North Wales. It's simply an astounding article. Mirror.co.uk has the full story. Special thanks to JTA reader Frank C. for bringing it to our attention.

New Jakks Pacific In Stock At Target.com

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2015 at 03:44 PM EDT |

JTA reader Tony L. alerts us that Target.com has new Jakks Pacific figures in stock and on sale like Greedo, Han Solo and Luke Jedi. If these are your bag then have a go at them!

Help Out A Member Of The 501st Legion

Posted by Paul | March 22, 2015 at 03:47 PM EDT |

The 501st Legion has reached out to us to spread word about one of their members in need. One of their local 501st members is currently in a battle against cancer, because of that she's finding it harder and harder to suit up in her Bo Katan armor. However, she refuses to not help out at our charity events. This is why they're trying to raise money to build her a Chopper droid that she can operate at their events. Please click through to read about the Kickstarter campaign and how you may be able to help out.

New Species Of Catfish Discovered And Named After Greedo

Posted by Paul | March 19, 2015 at 07:49 PM EDT |

A new species of catfish has been discovered and it has been named after Star Wars character Greedo. World: welcome Peckoltia greedoi. Huffington Post has the full story.

A Quadcopter Is Turned Into A Speeder Bike

Posted by Paul | March 15, 2015 at 05:43 PM EDT |

Check out this amazingly cool article from techcrunch.com on how a quadcopter was turned into a speeder bike with biker scout. It's incredible. Video included too! Special thanks to JTA moderator Sjefke for the link!

Harrison Ford Seriously Injured In Plane Crash Accident

Posted by Paul | March 05, 2015 at 07:29 PM EDT |

Harrison Ford has been seriously injured in a plane crash accident. Thanks to all that wrote in to let us know. TMZ has the full story.

UPDATE: USA Today is reporting that Mr. Ford's injuries are nothing more than cuts and scrapes and that he will be OK. We will post updates if his condition changes.

West Coast Dockworkers Deal Dispute Reached

Posted by Paul | February 21, 2015 at 03:14 PM EDT |

It looks like as if a deal has been reached in the West Coast dockworkers dispute. But before you get too excited, it is expected that the backlog is so severe that it will be months before they actually catch up and are on a normal routine. Besides, from our conversations with Hasbro at Toy Fair, this strike has only been one of many problems anyhow (and not even a root cause). USAToday.com has the story.

Bad To Worse: Port Congestion Very Close To Complete Gridlock

Posted by Paul | February 05, 2015 at 06:47 PM EDT |

NBCNews.com is reporting that the port congestion debacle is at a critical status. That means it is dangerously close to reaching a complete gridlock. Obviously this means that it will be even longer before we see Star Wars toys. Be sure to listen to and read the complete report HERE.

Canadian TARGET Liquidation Starts This Thursday!

Posted by Paul | February 02, 2015 at 09:12 PM EDT |

Canadian TARGET stores begin their liquidation this Thursday and experts are saying it will be the equivalent of Black Friday. If you're one of our readers from Canada, please send us pictures and news of what Star Wars stuff you find "dirt cheap". In the meantime, www.cbc.ca has the complete story on this upcoming event!

All The Money Is In The Action Figures....

Posted by Paul | February 01, 2015 at 03:32 PM EDT |

“All the money is in the action figures,” he said.

This gist of this may be old news for some of you, but we thought it would be appropriate to direct your attention to this new article which discusses how a big part (most) of George Lucas' wealth and success is all due to action figures. Maybe there is more than meets the eye about the reason he sold his franchise to Disney. After all, action figures sales have to almost be nonexistent by comparison today. Yahoo.com has the full story.

Episode Themed Star Wars Hot Wheels

Posted by Paul | February 01, 2015 at 02:48 PM EDT |

JTA moderator Paul B. sends in a store report that movie-themed Star Wars Hot Wheels have landed at Walmart. Click the thumbnail for the proof.

Uncle Milton Introduces Star Wars 20Q

Posted by Paul | January 27, 2015 at 08:21 PM EDT |

Uncle Milton, creator of the innovative Star Wars™ Science brand of toys, is getting ready to challenge aspiring Jedi in a different way. This time, Uncle Milton will be bringing the popular artificial intelligence game of knowledge, 20Q, into the world of Star Wars with the Jedi Holocron. Holocrons are artifacts that hold an indeterminable amount of knowledge, so what better way to bring the Holocron into our world, than with 20Q. Even better, Star Wars™ fans can be part of the creation of this new Star Wars™ Science Jedi Holocron! Just visit 20q.net, click on the Star Wars logo and follow the instructions. Think of any person, place, or thing based on all 6 Star Wars movies and TV series and 20Q will try and guess what you’re thinking. See if you can outsmart the Jedi Holocron! The more times you play, the smarter the artificial intelligence of the Jedi Holocron will become. Look for the Star Wars Science Jedi Holocron on store shelves beginning in Fall, 2015. Try it now!

As soon as we posted this on our Facebook page, we began receiving emails on how our readers could acquire the full size. With special thanks to and help from our good friend Chris at BanthaSkull.com, we have managed to secure it for you. Courtesy of vintagestarwarscollectables.co.uk.

Vectis Auctions just released information on some rare Vintage Star Wars items going up for auction this week, and they are expected to fetch record amounts! Click through for the full press release and story.

TARGET Pulls Out Of Canada.... Completely!

Posted by Paul | January 15, 2015 at 11:55 AM EDT |

In shocking news, the Chicago Tribune is reporting that TARGET will be closing ALL of its Canadian locations citing losses in the billions. Click through for the full story.

Happy New Year! 2015 Is Here!

Posted by Paul | January 01, 2015 at 12:00 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives wishes everyone a very Happy New Year. We hope that 2015 brings you the very best life has to offer (and of course some extra goodness from Hasbro). May the Force be with you all.... always!

Merry Christmas!

Posted by Paul | December 25, 2014 at 09:21 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives wishes ALL of our readers, friends, colleagues and staff a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for being part of the JTA family!


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