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Walmart Exclusive Interactive R2-D2 As Low As $30

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2017 at 07:06 AM ET |

JTA reader Scot G. writes in to let us know that the Walmart exclusive smart R2-D2 is on clearance for $30 IN stores. Brickseek shows every store in his area has it for that price. It's obviously not worth $100, but definitely a cool piece at $30.

One Reason Why We Stay Off Of Social Media

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2017 at 05:51 AM ET |

Subtweeting while utilizing sentence fragments and being completely unaware of homophones is a great deal more annoying and unprofessional than holding opinions that are different than your own. Oh, and being friendly and conversational to one's face while stabbing the back on Twitter is annoying and unprofessional too.

Happy 40th Anniversary Star Wars: I Am So Thankful For You!

Posted by Paul | May 25, 2017 at 11:38 AM ET |

I have something to say about the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. (more....)

Check out the full cover story and portfolio from the Vanity Fair The Last Jedi issue!

Four Vanity Fair Covers Revealed For The Last Jedi

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2017 at 09:11 AM ET |

Vanity Fair has revealed via their Twitter feed four covers for The Last Jedi, continuing their tradition of exclusive Star Wars covers by photographer Annie Leibovitz. Click below to check out the covers in more detail...

      

The Philly Sinister Six Bounty Hunters Star Wars collecting group met last night and as usual it was a blast! And we're growing! If you're in the Philly/South Jersey area, you should definitely come hang out next time. The official Facebook page can be found HERE. Hey, what's up with my eyes? It looks like Hasbro painted them on me. By the way, it was great meeting new and old readers of JTA there! I am so honored you check us out!

Unprecedented Interview With Tonnika Sister Angela Staines

Posted by Paul | May 22, 2017 at 08:03 AM ET |

Victoria's Cantina has set a precedent: a podcast interview with the elusive and unforgettable Angela Staines, the woman who played a "Tonnika Sister." Find out why she may or may not be Brea Tonnika. Find out why she may or may not be Senni Tonnika. Or find out why she may not be either. Also, discover the truth behind why we don't have a Hasbro Star Wars action figure of her yet. It's one of the greatest interviews in fandom if you ask us. The YouTube video version can be found HERE too.

Happy 73rd Birthday To George Lucas!

Posted by Paul | May 14, 2017 at 06:30 PM ET |

Happy 73rd birthday to George Lucas; the father and creator of our beloved passion.

University Of Rochester Celebrates Star Wars Day!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2017 at 08:06 PM ET |

Check out how the University of Rochester celebrated Star Wars day. They were taking Instagram pictures all day and then posted them together in a video on their Facebook page. Special thanks to friend and alum Michael O. for the news and link!

May The 4th Be With You: Happy Star Wars Day From JTA!

Posted by Paul | May 04, 2017 at 08:43 AM ET |

Jedi Temple Archives wishes all of our readers, friends, commenters, lurkers, colleagues, critics, haters and sponsors a very, very happy May The 4th. Do something "Star-Warsy" today to celebrate your fandom and geeky-ness! May the 4th be with you.... always!

GameStop May The Fourth Deals

Posted by Paul | May 02, 2017 at 08:46 PM ET |

JTA reader Chab E. sends us images of May the Fourth deals at GameStop. Click the thumbnails below if you're interested!

   

Reminder: Important Announcement 6:30 PM ET TODAY

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2017 at 07:02 AM ET |

This is a reminder to be here at 6:30 PM ET tonight for an exciting announcement. There are lots of panels today and it is possible that some details will come out before 6:30 PM (against an embargo of course). However, we have some additional info on it that you probably won't find anywhere else. It goes live 6:30 PM ET on the dot.

Longtime JTA reader and very good friend Joshua Makison stopped by our patch and trading card giveaway today and presented me with the most incredible gift I have probably ever received. He customized 2015's TBS [P2] Mosep Bineed to be the character seen way in the background of Return Of The Jedi. I couldn't be more impressed with what he did with that action figure. Thanks Josh. It was amazing meting your face to face. Thank you for overwhelming me with this precious gift, Josh!! By the way, Josh is normal-sized and I am the giant. :) Just think what Hasbro could do with all of their existing tooling. They too could make amazing figures like this for all of us.

   

Battlefront II Trailer Shows Up Online

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2017 at 08:16 AM ET |

Check out the Battlefront II trailer that has leaked online. Special thanks to JTA reader Richard F. for the alert.

Billy Dee Williams Turns 80 Years Old Today!

Posted by Paul | April 06, 2017 at 03:33 PM ET |

Happy 80th birthday to the one and only Billy Dee Williams!

Another retailer that specializes in Star Wars action figures has sustained a setback. GameStop, according to Fortune.com, will be closing 150 stores throughout 2017. It seems that R5-D4 may not be affected in the least. If you remember our exclusive insider report, it's believed to arrive April 21st (there are other details in the report too). The possibility does exist that this exclusive release may just come and go before the stores start closing, unless GameStop decides to stop providing the failing stores with new products. How insane is this? They were one of the only retailers to get the TBS6 Darth Revan wave too; it seemed like a great source for the line. It's not a great climate for retailers in general, and it's disappointing to see something else work against the Star Wars line.

Is it fake news or fake discounts? Well, according to Consumer Watchdog it's supposedly the latter. Amazon is reportedly in some hot water with providing its consumers with "fake" discounts. Fox 31 has the full story.

JTA Ranked #24 Toy Blog Overall; #1 Star Wars Toy Blog Fan Site

Posted by Paul | March 14, 2017 at 10:06 AM ET |

We have just been contacted by feedspot.com that Jedi Temple Archives has been awarded Top 100 Toy Blog designation. We are thrilled to place as the #1 Star Wars fan site in this ranking. We are also #11 overall (YouTube.com channels not included) and #24 overall (YouTube.com channels included) competing with sites that cover all/other toy brands. Check out the complete ranking HERE.

Check Out This Cool Star Wars Jersey Auction

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2017 at 07:53 PM ET |

JTA reader mrgray1000 send us a link to a Star Wars Jersey auction held by Meigray Auctions. This is all for a great cause. Proceeds will benefit C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. Click through for more!

NASCAR Racer Brennan Poole To Wear Star Wars Inspired Helmet

Posted by Paul | February 25, 2017 at 07:40 PM ET |

NASCAR racer Brennan Poole will be donning a red Five Star Wars helmet. NBC Sports has more.

If You Have This And No Longer Want It, Please Let Us Know

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2017 at 06:33 PM ET |

If by any chance you have the 2008 TLC Clone Attack On Coruscant Battle Packs set (NOT the ROTS or TAC versions) and want to part with it, please email us. We'd like to add it to our RDRs and VGs databases. Thank you!

I Am Your Father: David Prowse Documentary

Posted by Paul | February 16, 2017 at 07:52 AM ET |

JTA reader Snowdroid directs our attention to a pretty neat documentary on David Prowse which features the actor himself. Click through for more information on this.

There Is Another.... 40th Anniversary In 2017

Posted by Paul | February 14, 2017 at 10:56 AM ET |

There is another outer space related big 40th anniversary to celebrate in 2017. 40 years ago on February 14, 1977, the B-52s played their very first concert at a friend's house in Athens GA. They proved so popular that they played their entire set list again as an encore. After hearing Rock Lobster in 1979, John Lennon (yes, that John Lennon) was inspired to go back into the studio and record and remained a fan until his tragic death. Best known for the late 80s/early 90s hits Love Shack and Roam, the B-52s encouraged individuality and to bravely let your freak flag fly. They continue to maintain a hybrid of dedicated fans four decades after their inception. Thank you for the happiness, joy and music you brought to Earth from that UFO!

Happy 85th Birthday To John Williams!

Posted by Paul | February 08, 2017 at 10:31 PM ET |

Happy 85th birthday to the talented John Williams. Thank you for developing scores for the first six amazing Star Wars films (we won't hold the seventh film against you). And we will never forget the indelible mark you've left on cinema with Indiana Jones, Jaws, Home Alone, E.T. and the list goes on and on and one.... THANK YOU!

2017 Is All About The Big 4-0: New Line Look Revealed!

Posted by Paul | January 25, 2017 at 05:45 PM ET |

UK Toy Fair is in full swing and our friends at Jedi News are on site for the latest news. (See you guys at NY Toy Fair!) The big news so far is the official reveal of the 40 line look which will been seen across multiple licenses. And you can expect the same to come from Hasbro as well.... at least up until Episode VIII. But if they're smart, they'll continue it as a sub-line for longer that that. Anyway, check out the latest from Jedi News.

Spacewalls Custom Diorama Backdrops For 3.75" Figures

Posted by Chuck | January 06, 2017 at 08:20 PM ET |

If you haven't seen these yet, be sure to check out Galactic Trading Post's custom 3.75" Spacewalls, now listed on Amazon. These will make amazing backdrops for your displays, and 1:6 scale is coming as early as March. These were available just a few hours ago but now listed as unavailable. Look for them to be back in stock soon.

Jedi Temple Archives Presents: 2016 - The Year In Review

Posted by Paul | January 01, 2017 at 02:23 PM ET |

Here is Jedi Temple Archives' 2016 Year in Review! Reflect back with us as we go through all of the breaking news, headlines and events that made up the 2016 calendar year. At times it was a difficult and even tragic year, but it was also fun and exciting. And hopefully greater things are in store for 2017. Thank you for being part of this ride with us. Here is to a great 2017! You can verify all of these stories in our News Archives.

Happy New Year 2017!

Posted by Paul | January 01, 2017 at 07:59 AM ET |

Jedi Temple Archives wishes all of our readers and colleagues a very happy and healthy 2017! Here's to much better news and events for this brand new year!

UPDATE: Carrie Fisher Has Passed Away At 60

Posted by Paul | December 27, 2016 at 01:08 PM ET |

It is with the deepest of regrets that we announce the passing of our beloved princess Carrie Fisher. We wish her family comfort during this impossibly difficult time.

UPDATE: Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher's mother, has passed away one day after her daughter due to complications from a stroke.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Posted by Andrew | December 25, 2016 at 05:48 PM ET |

Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful holiday!

Merry Christmas 2016!

Posted by Paul | December 25, 2016 at 07:55 AM ET |

Jedi Temple Archives wishes all of our readers and colleagues the merriest Christmas possible. Thank you for another great year! We're indebted for having such a wonderful audience from around the world with so many different backgrounds, insights and collecting focuses. Thank you for being part of our strange source of entertainment and for adding the best part of what happens here. We look forward to the amazing things coming for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars. Be safe and God bless you! He is the Reason for the season!

We posted this on our Facebook page already, but so many of you are writing in with links that we thought we should post on the front page. Carrie Fisher is in critical condition after enduring a cardiac episode while on a flight from London to LA. See more details at the LA Times.

UPDATE 1: TMZ is reporting she sustained a MASSIVE heart attack.

UPDATE 2: Carrie's brother, Todd Fisher, has told the Associated Press that she was "out of emergency" and stabilized at a Los Angeles hospital.

UPDATE 3: Contrary to earlier reports, Todd Fisher has now told AP and several other press outlets that Fisher’s condition is currently uncertain, and that the actress is in Intensive Care. “She’s in the ICU and everybody’s praying for her,” Todd Fisher told Variety during a phone interview. “There’s nothing new from the doctors. There’s nothing new at all. … There’s no good news or bad news.”

UPDATE 4: On Christmas Day, Carrie Fisher's mother Debbie Reynolds spoke out after her daughter suffered a heart attack. "Carrie is in stable condition. If there is a change, we will share it."

Starwarsauthentics.com To Provide Star Wars Photos and Autographs

Posted by Chuck | December 21, 2016 at 02:47 PM ET |

Topps, Authenticators, Inc. and Lucasfilm today announced the launch of starwarsauthentics.com, giving Star Wars fans worldwide an exclusive online destination for photos and authenticated autographs from iconic Star Wars actors. The site launched today following the highly anticipated release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Click through for the full report.

Rogue One Countdown - Awesome Aliens

Posted by Andrew | December 15, 2016 at 02:01 AM ET |

Join JTA as we count down to the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Every day we'll be spotlighting a character from the new film. This final countdown post features awesome aliens!

Rogue One Countdown - Orson Krennic

Posted by Andrew | December 14, 2016 at 01:41 AM ET |

Join JTA as we count down to the premiere of Roge One: A Star Wars Story. Every day we'll be spotlighting a character from the new film. Today is Orson Krennic.

Rogue One Countdown - Saw Gerrera

Posted by Andrew | December 13, 2016 at 11:49 AM ET |

Join JTA as we count down to the premiere of Roge One: A Star Wars Story. Every day we'll be spotlighting a character from the new film. Today is Saw Gerrera.

Rogue One Countdown - K-2SO

Posted by Andrew | December 12, 2016 at 02:29 AM ET |

Join JTA as we count down to the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Every day we'll be spotlighting a character from the new film. Today is K-2SO.

Rogue One Countdown - Jyn Erso

Posted by Andrew | December 11, 2016 at 03:59 AM ET |

Join JTA as we count down to the premiere of Roge One: A Star Wars Story. Every day we'll be spotlighting a character from the new film. Today is Jyn Erso.

Rogue One Countdown - Galen Erso

Posted by Andrew | December 10, 2016 at 03:48 AM ET |

Join JTA as we count down to the premiere of Roge One: A Star Wars Story. Every day we'll be spotlighting a character from the new film. Today is Galen Erso.

Rogue One Countdown - Cassian Andor

Posted by Andrew | December 09, 2016 at 05:18 AM ET |

Join JTA as we count down to the premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Every day we'll be spotlighting a character from the new film. Today is Cassian Andor.

 


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