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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!

Announcing PSWCS.org Non-profit Charity

Posted by Paul | December 23, 2014 at 07:51 PM EDT |

Our friend Eric Franks from Imperial Holocron has sent out an important PRESS RELEASE to us to share for immediate release. Click through for more information.

New Jakks Pacific Figures Coming Soon!

Posted by Paul | December 19, 2014 at 05:02 PM EDT |

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.

    

Awesome Retro-Styled Episode VII Teaser Trailer!

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!

Mimico Star Wars Power Tubes

Posted by Paul | December 04, 2014 at 01:02 PM EDT |

Our friends at Mimico are releasing Star Wars Power Tubes! Click through for more information.

Humor: Star Wars: The Force Awakens George Lucas' Special Edition

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!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Paul | November 27, 2014 at 08:55 AM EDT |

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.

Dreamworks-Hasbro Merger Kaput

Posted by Paul | November 15, 2014 at 02:05 PM EDT |

It's all in the title! Variety.com has the full scoop!

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.)

TARGET Exclusive Hot Wheels Set Promo Price

Posted by Paul | November 05, 2014 at 08:03 PM EDT |

JTA reader Michael W. sends in news that the TARGET exclusive Hot Wheels multipack has been reduced to $18. Click through for his report.

R2-KT Patch - Make A Wish

Posted by Paul | November 01, 2014 at 07:09 PM EDT |

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 r2kt@r2kt.com." Email Albin Johnson with questions.

Happy Halloween!

Posted by Paul | October 31, 2014 at 05:45 PM EDT |

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!

UPDATE: This House Is Clean! Star Wars Hasbro Items For Sale Phase I

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!

Lucasfilm Ltd. Strikes Bok Against Empire Brewing Company

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!

Happy Birthday Carrie Fisher!

Posted by Paul | October 21, 2014 at 09:55 PM EDT |

Happy brithday to our most favorite princess of all, Carrie Fisher. We cannot wait to see you in Episode VII! Carrie Fisher turns 58 today!

Black Three Helmet Appears On BBC's Antiques Roadshow!

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!

Star Wars Hot Wheels Out Now!

Posted by Paul | October 10, 2014 at 07:52 PM EDT |

JTA reader Derek forwards us an email from HotWheelcCollectors alerting fans of the line that the Star Wars themed vehicles are now available at retail! Good luck on your toy hunts!

Be Here Early Tomorrow!

Posted by Paul | October 10, 2014 at 04:09 PM EDT |

You have to get up pretty early in the morning to see what JTA has to show you tomorrow.... How are you making out there, Chris?

Jakks Pacific 4-Pack Hits Toys R Us

Posted by Paul | October 07, 2014 at 09:50 AM EDT |

You may have read that this piece was hitting Toys R Us stores in our comments days ago, but now we have photographic proof. Special thanks to JTA moderator Paul B. for the image. Gosh, this thing is horrid! Click through to see this hot mess!

Bea Isn't The Only Tie To Star Wars You Know....

Posted by Paul | October 05, 2014 at 04:41 PM EDT |

We at JTA tend to have a strict policy not to clutter our front page with YouTube videos and novelty Star Wars mash-up images. After all, why would you want your front page to be an aggregate of YouTube.com? (It certainly escapes us...) Anyhow, we have to make an exception here. Although this silly image exceeded our expectations with how many of our Facebook fans got a kick out of it, we just HAD to steal a comment from JTA Facebook follower Mike Mackey so our non-Facebook readers could enjoy it. He said "If you are old enough to get this... you probably still owe money to the Columbia House Record and Tape Club." Best.... comment.... EVER! Enjoy! (And hopefully the Generation Ys and Millennials will get this....)

This House Is Clean! Star Wars Hasbro Items For Sale Phase I

Posted by Paul | September 27, 2014 at 05:48 PM EDT |

Here we go! We told you this was coming. If you have been looking to fill a few holes in your collection, here is your chance. JTA has Star Wars stock for you. But keep in mind that this is only phase I. (There will be more lists coming in the future.) Please click through for more.

UPDATE: I am literally overwhelmed with all of the responses thus far and it's going to take some time for me to get back to everyone. I thought I would also encourage you to include other items you might be interested in that are not currently listed. We have a ton of Star Wars [SOTDS] and The Clone Wars [SOTDS] products available that many of you seem to be asking about with your lists. Feel free to include other things you're looking for too. Thank you.

Happy Birthday Mark Hamill!

Posted by Paul | September 25, 2014 at 02:52 PM EDT |

Happy 63rd birthday Mark Hamill! We can't wait to see you portray Luke Skywalker again next December!

And they're available to purchase! Imagine a large colonial style, 4 bedroom house stacked floor to ceiling with MIB, Mint Box Star Wars, Transformers, GI Joe and other toys from the 80's and 90's. Room after room after room. ( Image someone from the TV show “Hoarders but with good taste!) That is what we found when we were asked to help with a Baltimore estate. Click through to check out the available vintage Kenner Star Wars stuff!

Disney Consumer Products Extends Epic Storytelling with the Launch of Star Wars Rebels Product Assortment. Click through for the full PRESS RELEASE.

Star Wars: Rebels Product Round-up!

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2014 at 09:53 PM EDT |

Our good friend James Burns from Jedi News has written an article for StarWars.com which recaps what products you can expect for the Star Wars: Rebels TV show. Check it out!

New Jaxx Pacific Figures Found In Dubai

Posted by Paul | September 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM EDT |

Look what JTA reader Mike found in Dubai yesterday. Wait until you see how much they were selling for also! Click through for more!

Comic Spoofs Of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith

Posted by Paul | September 16, 2014 at 08:49 PM EDT |

JTA reader Josh E. has developed his own line of Star Wars spoof comics concentrating on Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith that can currently be seen at MotionPicturesComics.com. He gently pokes fun at the movie's weak points while still maintaining his fandom of the film. Look on this with laughter and not defense.... as some are actually quite funny.

Yikes! How NOT To Ship Star Wars Figures, Amazon.com!

Posted by Paul | September 15, 2014 at 01:31 PM EDT |

I don't mean to laugh at JTA reader Jascon C.'s bad experience here, but this is the risk you take when ordering from Amazon.com. It's a crap shoot. I can tell you that ordering from one of JTA's sponsors like Dorkside Toys or Beyond Mortality Toys (among others) would have always yielded a very pleasant experience for me. They packaged things beautifully. Click through for more!

This House Is Clean!

Posted by Paul | September 09, 2014 at 05:24 PM EDT |

Coming very soon.... "This house is clean!" If you're looking to fill holes in your collection, you might want to hang around here to see what new options you may have in the near future....

Goodbye Joan Rivers!

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2014 at 03:20 PM EDT |

Although possessing a very indirect tie to Star Wars, we felt it was appropriate to acknowledge her for her work in Spaceballs. Goodbye Joan Rivers. You will be missed!

Rancho Obi-Wan Gala September 20th

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2014 at 12:39 PM EDT |

The annual Rancho Obi-Wan Gala (Sept. 20th) is our main fundraising event of the year, something nearly every nonprofit organization needs to be able to continue its mandate—in our case Inspiring Through the Force of Imagination. And thanks to generous donors, our auctions at the event include amazing original Star Wars art, vintage items, sculptures and more from around the world. Click through for more!

Is The Wool Being Pulled Over Our Eyes?

Posted by Paul | September 04, 2014 at 08:44 AM EDT |

JTA reader Derek emailed me with some eye-opening images. With Hasbro on a clear cut mission to provide the market with budget Star Wars merchandise, it makes us wonder if they're doing things completely wrong when you see what other toy companies are producing and the prices they sell for at retail. While definitely apples to oranges in many respects, you can't help but wonder why Hasbro cannot produce remotely similarly quality stuff for the Star Wars brand... and at least include a functioning cockpit in every Star Wars vehicle they produce.... regardless of the size. Click through for Derek's point of view and leave your thoughts in our comments!

Exclusive 1/5 Scale Helmets From Spain

Posted by Paul | August 28, 2014 at 09:12 PM EDT |

PackoM from Spain send us a report that his country will soon expect 1/5 scale Star Wars helmets! Click through for his report as well as links to YouTube and others that go into more detail!

Coming Soon To Jedi Temple Archives

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2014 at 03:52 PM EDT |

We're bringing a new feature to Jedi Temple Archives beginning September 1st, something that has been in the works a few months now behind the scenes. Stay tuned for more.

Star Wars: Force For Change Grand Prize Winner Announced

Posted by Chuck | August 11, 2014 at 08:49 PM EDT |

Star Wars: Force For Change announced their grand prize winner... D.C. Barns from Denver, Colorado! Click through for the full announcement! For all of you other fans who had high hopes... it was millions of voices crying out in terror and suddenly silenced.


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