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Sadly, FAO Schwarz is closing its NY City location. People.com has the full story.
Posted by Paul | May 13, 2015 at 08:36 AM EDT |
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.
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.
Posted by Paul | May 05, 2015 at 12:14 PM EDT |
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Posted by Paul | May 03, 2015 at 11:47 AM EDT |
Posted by Paul | April 17, 2015 at 11:33 AM EDT |
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Posted by Paul | January 26, 2015 at 02:29 PM EDT |
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.
Posted by Chuck | January 25, 2015 at 09:32 AM EDT |
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.
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!
New 18" Jakks Pacific figure images have surfaced. Click through to see full images of Greedo, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight). Thanks to JTA reader rollajedi for the information.
Posted by Paul | December 06, 2014 at 06:37 PM EDT |
Everyone! STOP what you're doing and check out the new RETRO Episode VII teaser trailer, complete with classic styled voice over track and "poor" quality resolution. This is AWESOME. If you're old like I am, you WILL get goose pimples. Guaranteed!
Our friends at Mimico are releasing Star Wars Power Tubes! Click through for more information.
Posted by Paul | November 30, 2014 at 08:09 AM EDT |
This is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time. Special thanks to JTA reader Cody B. for bringing it to our attention. We bet that you'll not only think it's funny too, but very accurate. See George Lucas' Special Edition of the Episode VII trailer on YouTube right now!
JTA wishes all of our readers a Happy Thanksgiving. We are so thankful that we have so much in life that we actually have time to complain about and praise Hasbro's action figures. Show thankfulness for something important today. God bless.
It's all in the title! Variety.com has the full scoop!
Posted by Paul | November 14, 2014 at 08:07 AM EDT |
Be careful what you wish for! Perhaps the community referring to Hasbro 12" figures as shampoo bottles has given licensees ideas for new personal care products. It's like a nightmare folks! Look what JTA reader LesDudis found at his local Walmart. At least this company isn't trying to pawn them off as toys! (Click through for his report and click the thumb for a closer look at the image.)
Help out friends at MintInBox.de make the R2-KT patch program a success. "Poor R2-KT ended up a headless droid this year, but at least she's filled with candy. So far the patch has racked up approx $925 in donations for Make-A-Wish, down a bit from last year. But the patches are on their way and we still have plenty! Plus we have a limited-supplies Halloween pack of the patch + 3 from our last few runs AND a KT vinyl sticker for just $20 free shipping. So help out MAW and get 'em before Lock, Shock, and Barrel take off into the night. Paypal is to email@example.com." Email Albin Johnson with questions.
Happy Halloween to all JTA readers. As always, you guys are our most favorite readers of all. Post your Halloween pictures in the comments if you want to post them. We would love to see how you decked out the younglings this year!
Posted by Paul | October 27, 2014 at 05:43 PM EDT |
For those of you who I have worked out deals with in the This House Is Clean sale (phase I), I am happy to inform you that the first batch of stuff will be going out this week. I will admit that I probably should have waited to start this project until this week as I have been traveling and had other big interruptions that made it hard to get back to everyone. If you have emailed me and you haven't received a response yet, you WILL get an answer this week. Thank you for your patience. I will be in touch soon. Thank you again!
Posted by Paul | October 23, 2014 at 01:26 PM EDT |
Lucasfilm Ltd. sues Empire Brewing Company because they named a specialty beer "Strikes Bok". Click through for the story!
Posted by Paul | October 19, 2014 at 07:49 PM EDT |
Now here is a pretty awesome article! The actual Black Three "Backstabber" helmet from A New Hope is the focus of attention on BBC's Antiques Roadshow. Check out the article now for more on this nostalgic piece!