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JTA reader and friend Darth Chuck passes along an image of a newly installed register belt at TARGET. I have to admit this is pretty awesome.

Lucasfilm Ltd. Finally Releases Force Friday Details!

Posted by Paul | August 26, 2015 at 07:36 AM EDT |

Lucasfilm Ltd. finally releases the details of Force Friday. Click through for more! See the PREVIEW VIDEO HERE.

One Final Requiem For Mark Grimshaw And A Thank You

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2015 at 07:08 PM EDT |

Sincere thanks to all the fellow collectors from JTA who participated in taking on some of the items offered from Mark Grimshaw's collection. We wanted to do one final tribute to Mark with a thank you and summary from Mark's caretaker and best friend John Terpkosh. Click through for more!

These Aren't The Black Series Figures You're Looking For....

Posted by Paul | August 25, 2015 at 05:05 PM EDT |

JTA reader jotape alerted us to a pretty interesting set of The Black Series bootleg figures. These are different from the ones we alerted you about earlier this month. These are called "SRAR WALS" figures! Check them out at AliExpress!

Pretty Awesome Cardboard Death Star Playset Found In France!

Posted by Paul | August 23, 2015 at 07:53 PM EDT |

JTA reader Patrice from France has located a rather cool Palitoy Death Star-like Death Star cardboard playset. Although this is in Rebels packaging, this is the first time we're hearing about ti, as well as Patric. Click through for some additional details about it and be sure to check out our FULL GALLERY on our Facebook page located HERE.

   

Patrice - please email me about this. Your emails are bouncing back. I need to ask you something! Thank you! Paul

UPDATE: JTA reader Chris found this item on eBay in the UK right HERE.

TARGET Exclusive TFA Bicycle Found!

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2015 at 10:52 PM EDT |

JTA reader Katherine C.has found the "TARGET exclusive" The Force Awakens bicycle you read about in one of our "rumor reports" here at JTA! It was found at her local TARGET's shelf. Click each image below for a closer look.

    

The Force Awakens Catchphrase Game Found At Walmart

Posted by Paul | August 22, 2015 at 07:47 PM EDT |

JTA reader The Force Collector has found The Force Awakens Catchphrase electronic game on store shelves at Walmart.

Many More Items From Mark Grimshaw Added!

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2015 at 11:06 PM EDT |

We just added a ton more items remaining from the estate of Mark Grimshaw including pajama bottoms, throws, socks and even more T-shirts and sweatshirts. If you missed out before or something new strikes your fancy, please let John Terpkosh know. CLICK HERE to see the newly added items and for John's contact information.

Pre-order The Star Wars Legendary Jedi Master Yoda With Bonus!

Posted by Paul | August 20, 2015 at 11:54 AM EDT |

The makers of the interactive Star Wars Legendary Jedi Master Yoda has reached out to us about their Interactive Yoda figure. It's available for pre-order right now at Walmart.com (come with special exclusive bonus through Walmart.com) and you can pick it up on Force Friday. Click through for the details to this amazing collectible.

UPDATE: FREE Star Wars Apparel Including T-shirts, Caps And Jackets

Posted by Paul | August 19, 2015 at 11:39 AM EDT |

Jedi Temple Archives is pleased to offer our readers some remaining items from the estate of Mark Grimshaw (aka studlydudly) via his caregiver John Terpkosh. He had a massive collection of T-shirts, jackets, caps and knits that have been either lightly used or are new. Graciously, John Terpkosh will be sending these items out FREE of charge (including the shipping costs) to domestic JTA readers because he knows Mark would want these to end up in the hands of a brother or sister in the Force and not on some yard sale table. If you're international, you may need to have a discussion with him about covering shipping costs, but please show interest either way. To make things easy for John, please click on any thumbnail of the item you're interested in and copy and past the link in your correspondence to John. This way he can identify the item in question. Please contact John directly at iowaczechinmo@gmail.com for further information. You can click through to see what items are available.

UPDATE: All of Mark's items have been claimed. Thank you for all that reached out!

The Force Awakens Box Busters By Spin Masters Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 18, 2015 at 04:52 PM EDT |

JTA reader Dylan B. has found something new on store shelves. Check out Box Busters, by Spin Masters. We have no idea what they are really, but these things convert into either a box or a miniature play scene. Click each image to see it in full size.

    

The Force Awakens AIR HOGS Line Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 13, 2015 at 04:51 PM EDT |

JTA reader Jake G has found a new The Force Awakens product called Air Hogs. We believe this may be the first mention of this line. Click the image bellow to make it bigger!

Large-Sized First Order Stormtrooper Revealed!

Posted by Paul | August 12, 2015 at 10:39 AM EDT |

We have also received an image of a super-sized First Order Stormtrooper, presumably a Jakks Pacific product! Sorry, this is as big as the image gets.

UPDATE: Jakks Pacific has asked us to remove the images from this post.

Light Up Chewbacca To Grace TARGET Stores?

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2015 at 09:11 PM EDT |

Do you remember that rumor report about a Chewbacca standee with photo opportunities? We are now hearing multiple reports that this will be a light up Chewbacca. We're not so sure what that means, but supposedly TARGET stores hosting midnight madness will definitely have this.

TRU Announces Worldwide Midnight Opening For Force Friday

Posted by Paul | August 04, 2015 at 12:27 PM EDT |

WAYNE, NJ (August 4, 2015) – Toys“R”Us® is going into hyperdrive and preparing an out-of-this-galaxy, global celebration for the upcoming debut of toys based on the next chapter of the Star Wars™ Saga at 12:01am on Force Friday, September 4. Counting down to the highly anticipated toy launch and this fall’s new theatrical release, Toys“R”Us stores worldwide and Toysrus.com have transformed into Destination: Star Wars, every fan’s retail source for The Force with hundreds of new products, including those only available at Toys“R”Us. On Force Friday, Toys“R”Us stores around the globe will open their doors for special midnight opening festivities, providing customers of all ages the opportunity to be among the first to purchase must-have merchandise, receive exclusive giveaways and immerse themselves in all things Star Wars. The company’s international flagship store, Toys“R”Us Times Square in New York City, will host a historic Star Wars toy exhibition leading up to the grandest midnight opening celebration of all, welcoming legions of eager fans with costumed characters, signing events, giveaways and more all day on Thursday, September 3. (more....)

The Clone Wars And Rebels Best Star Wars Material In Last 30 Years?

Posted by Paul | August 03, 2015 at 11:57 AM EDT |

This discussion has really taken off and been shared multiple times on our Facebook page, so we thought we'd bring it to the JTA front page. It's likely to cause heated debates and discussions, so please remember to be respectful to others and agree to disagree before the nastiness comes out! Sure to be controversial on so many levels, an author at Tech Times has asserted that The Clone Wars and Rebels are the best Star Wars material in 30 years. Your thoughts?

If you collect Jakks Pacific products, TARGET has put their exclusive 31" Shock Trooper on eBay for a mere $17.99 with FREE SHIPPING. That's like almost getting this large item for FREE! Special thanks to JTA reader Derek for the news!

JTA reader Logan P. sends us what appears to be the first sign of The Force Awakens merchandise on retail. We knew this was inevitable. Products will likely be leaking onto shelves the closer we get. While likely still a breach of contract, this piece of merchandise is relatively harmless. Keep your eyes peeled out there folks!

    

Timely TARGET Coupon For Force Friday Arriving In Mailboxes!

Posted by Paul | July 28, 2015 at 04:45 PM EDT |

I have just received in the mail a decent TARGET coupon. Between July 29th and September 5th the coupon will give you a $5 gift card for a purchase of $50 or more. This will certainly come in handy for Force Friday. Click the thumbnail image below to see the full coupon. Be sure to check those mailboxes! Special thanks to JTA reader Derek fro the reminder about this coupon!

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!


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