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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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Jedi Temple Archives has recently adopted a new method of calculating articulation based on conversations we have had with peers. We don’t discount that it’s “thinking” outside of the box, but we try to strive for the most accurate of details, even if it's not "popular" or if it breaks "tradition". But one thing is for sure: it has created controversy. (more....)
Posted by Paul | August 01, 2014 at 01:00 PM EDT |
We have a fellow JTA community member in need. Leland Newhauser, as known as Daddy Timelord in our comments, has to unload a large portion of his collection. To avoid unnecessary fees, he is trying to seek out fellow members in the community so he can ensure he can raise the most amount of money possible. I personally know Leland and can assure you your transaction will run flawlessly smooth and I have already secured some pieces from his collection for myself. He has plenty of Sideshow Collectibles, Gentle Giant Ltd. and Hasbro (including an awesome collection of The Vintage Collection figure which based on our comments many of you need). Choose from all this and more including many exclusives. If you need some pieces, would you do your best to help him out?
Site Taghobby.com, a Japanese site, has posted images revealing new Star Wars stuff coming in a new scale from company Kaiyodo. Guess what? They ALSO make 6" figures. Check them out!
Posted by Paul | July 23, 2014 at 12:31 PM EDT |
Watch out Sideshow! Hot Toys on their Facebook page announces new Star Wars 1/4 and 1/6 scale collectibles line!
Our friends at Yakface.com have been slipped an image of the new upcoming Toys R Us plan-o-gram for next month. Check it out!
Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 04:59 PM EDT |
Back in May, PPW Toys reached out to us to spread the word about their latest Potato Head releases. Now StarWars.com alerts us to the news officially. Learn more about this adorable line at their Star Wars Potato Heads section on their site. And click through to read the PRESS RELEASE.
Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 03:45 PM EDT |
Could this be the VERY FIRST Jakks Pacific new-scale 20" figure that they mentioned was coming? Check out the pretty awesome Chewbacca that our spies have just come across. Looks interesting, and it will surely be a lot easier to cart this around than a 31" figure! How's that for drama?!
Posted by Chuck | July 18, 2014 at 03:03 PM EDT |
VANS will be showing off their new products at SDCC while giving away some cool swag! Click through to check out the cool prints being offered up at SDCC!
Posted by Paul | July 16, 2014 at 08:40 PM EDT |
PackoM from Spain sends us a cool store report. His area is getting the new Disney Talking Star Wars figures as well as new LEGO sets! Click through for more.
You may have noticed that our news is rolling off of our front page at a brisker pace now. In order to be more streamlined, more modern, and improve load times, we have changed the amount of stories that populate our front page. This could mean that you are more likely to miss important news (if you're not checking us out as often as you should). In order to help you catch up, please be sure to acclimate yourselves with our News Archives, and bookmark this link because that is the only place you will find all of our news stories and other important content we post all in one convenient spot.
QMX is offering an exclusive gold Millenium Falcon keychain at San Diego Comic Con this year. Click through for details.
I'm sure you have had a chance to visit the all-new StarWas.com. Lucasfilm sends along the official press release for the launch. Click through for all of the details, including a brand-new behind-the-scenes video feature!
Hasbro Toy Shop currently has $10 off of purchases $50 or more. Offer expires July 22. Use code JULY10.
Posted by Paul | July 01, 2014 at 07:51 PM EDT |
StarWars.com updates their site with a beautiful new look! Be sure to check out the sleek new design. Of special note, Jedi Temple Archives is proud to be listed alongside friends Rancho Obi-Wan, Rebelscum.com and Yakface.com among others under Fan Collecting Sites as your source for premier Star Wars collecting site news. Be sure to check it all out!
Our friends at Mimoco have announced a new line of Mimo Power line of charging accessories. Mimoco, the Boston-based consumer electronics design studio, is proud to announce the Star Wars x MimoPowerBot™ line of backup batteries for smartphones, tablets, and other 5V USB-powered devices. Click through for more.
GLENDALE, Calif. – June 19, 2014 – Disney Publishing Worldwide today re-defines the storytelling experience with the release of "Star Wars Scene Maker," a new line of creativity apps that gives kids and Star Wars fans of all ages the tools to create, control, customize, capture and share their own 3D animated Star Wars scenes. Utilizing simple, intuitive commands, the apps give fans an unrivaled user-generated storytelling experience that allows them to re-imagine and re-create iconic scenes from the Saga. (more....)
Posted by Paul | June 19, 2014 at 08:12 AM EDT |
Ugh. Here we go again with Shadow Stormtrooper exclusives. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Jakks Pacific will produce 500 Shadow Stormtrooper 31" figures exclusive to San Diego Comic Con this year.
JTA wishes all of our dads out there a very happy Fathers' Day. With society and media egregiously placing less and less importance on fathers and the impact they have on their children, we want you to know that we salute you in your most important role as a man. Happy Fathers' Day!
Posted by Paul | June 12, 2014 at 07:54 AM EDT |
If you recall a while back, our friends at Yakface.com reported on a new line of Star Wars figures from Bandai. It was then squashed by a report from Rebelscum. The fact of the matter, there is indeed a new line of Star Wars figures coming from Ban Dai! With special thanks to PopCritica for the alert, please click through to see the reports between PopCritica.com and Yakface.com on what is coming! More information can be found at the Tokyo Toy Show coverage as well!
UPDATE: Even more cool stuff revealed at Timeless Dimension!
Thank you! We have to give a shout out to all of our readers for the intelligent, humorous and entertaining banter in our comments recently. (more....)
Posted by Paul | May 30, 2014 at 05:39 PM EDT |
Did anyone see Judge Judy today by chance? Star Wars memorabilia collector Tristan Moriuchi was suing prop replica sculptor Zach Kinnard (who makes helmets and other costume items) for not returning his merchandise or refunding his money. Both are extensive Star Wars collectors. What's interesting however is that due to legal constraints (cough, cough Lucasfilm Ltd. likely) the Judge Judy show was UNABLE to show any of the Star Wars brand visually on live television, which clearly irritated Judge Judy. So she handled the case in a manner where she had the two litigants go outside the court room to resolve it by themselves. Did they come to an agreement? If you missed the episode, try and find it online because it was a riot.
PPWtoys reached out to us to spread the word about their latest Potato Head releases: Hello fellow Star Wars enthusiasts! As an established vendor and manufacturer in the toy industry for almost 20 years, we would like to share our Star Wars collectible and iconic toys with your audience. This July-August, our Star Wars Potato Heads will be available to consumers.
Petco's Star Wars Pet Fans Collection is expanding and we have a quick round-up of few of the new products, available now, to bring your pet to the bark side. Currently 30-50% off during the Memorial Day weekend, click through to see how much your pets will enjoy these amazing Star Wars accessories! Special guest contributor Rich Alot explains it all! Click through for more!
JTA wishes our readers a very Happy Memorial Day and to remind you to never take our freedom for granted.
JTA reader Arnold C. lets us know that new 2014 STAR TOURS sets are hitting eBay. These actually look pretty cool!
UPDATE: Sorry folks. I didn't even know about these sets and assumed there were the new ones this year. These are actually a year old. My bad.
Posted by Paul | May 23, 2014 at 11:34 AM EDT |
With special thanks to our friends at Yakface.com for the alert, Medicom Toy has revealed more details about their eagerly anticipated MAFEX Darth Vader figure. Surprisingly, the figure will retail for a fair $45! See more by clicking through.