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Posted by Chuck | October 05, 2015 at 10:36 PM EDT |
Are you still looking for this little guy? Gamestop has the BB-8 by Sphero listed as in-stock and shipping in 24 hours! You can also get free shipping on orders over $25 if you use this link, and then search for the BB-8 manually.
Posted by Paul | October 01, 2015 at 11:10 AM EDT |
Jedi Temple Archives is thrilled to announce our sponsorship with Smuggler's Bounty, powered by Funko. For those that may not know, Funko is a pop culture licensed-focused company located in Everett, WA. Funko currently holds more than 150 licenses including, but not limited to: Lucas Films, Marvel, Hasbro, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, DC Comics, NBA, Sanrio, and Disney. Funko’s Pop! Vinyl is the number one stylized vinyl collectible in the world. Currently, they are heavily promoting the exciting new Star Wars Smuggler's Bounty which is 100% exclusive. Pre-orders for this "mystery box" close in about 40 days, so hurry! There will be items in this box that you will NOT be able to get ANYWHERE else.... guaranteed! See all of the benefits you will get with a subscription!
Posted by Paul | October 01, 2015 at 10:31 AM EDT |
Starting today, Webtoons.com is offering a Star Wars comic online. Earlier in the week, I was privy to the first three chapters and I have to admit these are must-reads for Original Trilogy purists! Check them all out today! Click through for more details!
If anyone may still question the omnipresent nature of The Force Awakens product launch, you needn't look any further than this image. JTA reader C. Trent sends us an image from the St. Louis airport!
And if you need just one more purchasing option for the Sphero BB-8, Brookstone.com has it in stock too! Use CODE SHIP99 for FREE shipping too! (It's available through Amazon.com via Brookstone but you have to pay $22.99 for shipping. That is waved however if you used the coupon code on Brookstone's website.)
Posted by Paul | September 23, 2015 at 09:21 PM EDT |
Mark graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.S. in Industrial Design. In 1977, as a co-op, he started working at Kenner Toys and has developed Star Wars product at Hasbro for 38 years. Mark is a Senior Principal Product Designer in Boy’s Toys, and has worked on the six original Star Wars films, EPVII and The Clone Wars and Rebels animated TV series. Mark has designed all five of the 3-3/4” Millennium Falcons, including the new The Force Awakens ‘Battle Action” version, and has action figures produced of his likeness. In February of 2015, Mark was inducted into the Toy Collector’s Hall of Fame. Please vote for him as Toy Designer of the Year at Toy & Game Inventor Awards! And please spread the word so that others may vote for him as well!
If you're waiting for Amazon to restock the Sphero BB-8, then don't waste any more of your time. Sprint.com has it in stock right now for $149.99! Click through to order yours! Special thanks to JTA reader Dan for the alert!
JTA reader Patrice P. sends us a store report that the Jakks Pacific Yoda has hit France. I believe there have been a few USA reports also. Admittedly, this figure reminds me a lot of the 1980/1981 Yoda puppet from the Kenner line.
Posted by Paul | September 15, 2015 at 11:08 AM EDT |
While photographing images for The Black Series [P3] Constable Zuvio figure, I couldn't help but notice what I would consider a relatively strong resemblance to Boba Fett, but in an unconventional way. Clearly Zuvio's face is nothing like Fett's supposedly looks like, but check out the costume a little more carefully. It looks like a deconstructed version of Boba Fett's up to an including the shoulder armor and the gauntlets. Heck, even the skirt looks like the hem has been ripped out of Fett's jumpsuit. Same color and everything. I honestly can't take credit for this connection.... after discussing these points with a friend I had learned that discussions similar to this have already occurred. But between the red, green, yellow and gray costume, the shape of the armor as well as the designs of color on them, could it be possible that there is indeed some connection between Constable Zuvio and our most favorite bounty hunter of all, Boba Fett?
Posted by Paul | September 10, 2015 at 01:40 PM EDT |
StarWars.com and Funko are proud to unveil Smuggler’s Bounty, the only official Star Wars subscription box in the galaxy! For $25 every other month, members will receive a box full of Star Wars-themed Funko items that focus on a different part of the Star Wars universe. (more....)
The BB-8 by Sphero has been one of the hottest sellers this weekend and sold out most places fairly quickly! Check out Gamestop right now because they are still in stock! Thanks to all those who wrote in to let us know!
Posted by Chuck | September 07, 2015 at 09:45 AM EDT |
Today is the last day to take advantage of our end-of-summer free shipping offer at the JTA our store. We have a few items left from Star Wars Celebration, including our poster and patches. Use code SUMMERSALE15 at checkout for free domestic (U.S.) shipping.
Posted by Chuck | September 07, 2015 at 09:38 AM EDT |
With all of the toy releases out for The Force Awakens it's easy to overlook some of the other official merchandise announced. Make sure you stop by Design By Humans to check out their officially licensed The Force Awakens apparel.
Posted by Paul | September 05, 2015 at 10:36 PM EDT |
JTA reader Dan D. wrote in to us to ask if he could share his thoughts on Force Friday, Hasbro and the basic state of collecting. Click through to read his thoughts and be sure to let him know your own opinions on the matter in our comments....
Posted by Paul | September 05, 2015 at 08:31 AM EDT |
We shared this Walmart commercial on our Facebook page and it went over so incredibly well that we thought it warranted a front page share. You probably have seen it on TV by now, but check out this beautiful "legacy" Star Wars commercial, and yes, that's a 1983 vintage Kenner Return Of The Jedi Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit) figure being pulled out of the brown bag!
Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 12:48 PM EDT |
Share your Force Friday experiences with us via your photos. JTA will be posting photos from various Force Friday events from across the globe (hopefully) – but in order for that to happen we need you to share your photos with us! Please email them (no more than four please) to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add them to this gallery on our Facebook page!
Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 09:59 AM EDT |
We have just been notified by a reader who works Walgreens that Star Wars figures will be Buy One Get One 50% starting THIS SUNDAY. We have no idea if they will have new stock or not, but it may be worth checking out. But the ad does say Buy One Get One 50% off (with card) on Star Wars Toys and Action Figures (select varieties).
Posted by Paul | September 03, 2015 at 07:40 AM EDT |
Posted by Chuck | September 01, 2015 at 02:00 PM EDT |
This event is the worldwide launch of new Star Wars toys and collectibles for the upcoming film: Star Wars : The Force Awakens. New products from Hasbro, LEGO, Mattel, Funko, and others will be officially for sale in midnight store openings across the globe.
While Lucasfilm has been heavily promoting this event with YouTube tie-ins and events at Toys R Us in Times Square, they are less forthcoming with what new toys will be available. Only three days away from the massive shopping event most collectors only know what to expect on shelves through various leaks online.
JTA reader Paul H. (not me) found and was able to purchase Star Wars: Aftermath at Walmart. Check out his report by clicking through.
Posted by Paul | August 31, 2015 at 03:31 PM EDT |
Posted by Paul | August 31, 2015 at 03:27 PM EDT |
JTA reader Adam H. sends us a picture of a large plush Wookiee that greeted him at the entrance of TARGET today. You may remember this from a rumor report right here at JTA! Click through for more!
JTA reader and friend Ben C. sends us a store report on the Disney Infinity 3.0 collectible figures. They are apparently hitting everywhere. Click through to find out where he found them!
Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:46 PM EDT |
JTA reader Scott K. spent some time drawing attention to similarities that exist between The Force Awakens Resistance Trooper and McQuarrie's concept Rebel pilot and even a Galoob Y-wing Pilot. Click through for his analysis.
Posted by Paul | August 30, 2015 at 07:17 PM EDT |
Posted by Paul | August 29, 2015 at 03:27 PM EDT |
JTA behind-the-scenes man Martin M. sends us information on Force Friday at TARGET. Find out how you can save some money for this event by clicking through.
Posted by Paul | August 26, 2015 at 08:43 PM EDT |
Posted by Paul | August 26, 2015 at 07:36 AM EDT |
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!
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!
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
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.
Posted by Paul | August 22, 2015 at 07:47 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.
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.
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 email@example.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!