HK-50 (Build A Droid) - Hasbro - Legacy Collection (2009)

Star Wars Collectible News, Photos, and Reviews

Refresh the Jedi Temple Archives Home Page

Looking for older news posts?
Be sure to visit our News archive!

Jedi Temple Archives: General News

Select a New Topic

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 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,!

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 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.

Rethinking How To Count Articulation Points

Posted by Paul | August 06, 2014 at 08:22 AM EDT |

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....)

Help A Fellow Collector Out While Filling Holes In Your Collection

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?

Kaiyodo To Produce Star Wars Collectibles Also!

Posted by Paul | July 29, 2014 at 03:12 PM EDT |

Site, 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!

Hot Toys Announces New 1:4 Scale And 1:6 Scale Figures Lines!

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!

Toys R Us Upcoming Plan-O-Gram Leaked

Posted by Paul | July 22, 2014 at 05:05 PM EDT |

Our friends at have been slipped an image of the new upcoming Toys R Us plan-o-gram for next month. Check it out!

PPW Toys Potato Head Line: The Official PRESS RELEASE

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 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.

The First 20-inch Scaled Jakks Pacific Figure Revealed?

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?!

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!

Talking Disney Figures And New LEGO Sets Hit Spain

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.

Decent Toys R Us Coupon Arriving!

Posted by Paul | July 16, 2014 at 06:24 PM EDT |

Be on the lookout for Toys R Us' "School Rules Sale" brochure in the mail. On the cover is a great coupon for 20% off of any one regular-priced item. Click the image below to super-size it!

Don't Miss A Single Beat At Jedi Temple Archives!

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2014 at 08:46 PM EDT |

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.

SDCC Exclusive Gold Millennium Falcon Keychain

Posted by Paul | July 09, 2014 at 07:28 PM EDT |

QMX is offering an exclusive gold Millenium Falcon keychain at San Diego Comic Con this year. Click through for details.

The All-New!

Posted by Chuck | July 08, 2014 at 06:37 PM EDT |

I'm sure you have had a chance to visit the all-new 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!

$10 Off At Hasbro Toy Shop

Posted by Chuck | July 08, 2014 at 01:54 PM EDT |

Hasbro Toy Shop currently has $10 off of purchases $50 or more. Offer expires July 22. Use code JULY10.

Happy Fourth of July!

Posted by Chuck | July 04, 2014 at 08:32 AM EDT |

Happy Independence Day to all of our American readers out there! Thanks for being a continuing part of JTA! Reveals Stunning New Website, Adds JTA To The Fold

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2014 at 07:51 PM EDT | 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, and among others under Fan Collecting Sites as your source for premier Star Wars collecting site news. Be sure to check it all out!

Rancho Obi-Wan 2nd Annual Gala!

Posted by Paul | July 01, 2014 at 06:00 PM EDT |

Click through for an impoortant announcement from our friends at Rancho Obi-Wan!

MAFEX Stormtrooper Revealed From Medicom Toy!

Posted by Paul | June 25, 2014 at 10:04 PM EDT |

Medicom Toys has just revealed the MAFEX Stormtrooper. It's looking much better than the SH Figuarts version. has more details. Click through for their report

Mimoco PowerBot Announced!

Posted by Paul | June 25, 2014 at 09:07 AM EDT |

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.


Posted by Paul | June 19, 2014 at 12:26 PM EDT |

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....)

Jakks Pacific 31 Inch Shadow Stormtrooper 500 Pieces

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.

Happy Fathers' Day!

Posted by Paul | June 15, 2014 at 07:48 PM EDT |

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!

UPDATE: Bandai Announces Star Wars S.H. Figurarts Figures!

Posted by Paul | June 12, 2014 at 07:54 AM EDT |

If you recall a while back, our friends at 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 and 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!

Posted by Paul | June 11, 2014 at 09:57 AM EDT |

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....)

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.

Potato Heads Return, But In A Different Light

Posted by Paul | May 28, 2014 at 08:05 PM EDT |

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.

Special Guest Review: PETCO Star Wars Products

Posted by Paul | May 27, 2014 at 02:41 PM EDT |

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!

Happy Memorial Day!

Posted by Paul | May 26, 2014 at 05:53 AM EDT |

JTA wishes our readers a very Happy Memorial Day and to remind you to never take our freedom for granted.

New 2014 STAR TOURS Sets Hit eBay

Posted by Paul | May 26, 2014 at 05:44 AM EDT |

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.

MAFEX Darth Vader Fully Revealed + Pricing Information!

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2014 at 11:34 AM EDT |

With special thanks to our friends at 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.

Speak Like Yoda You Will!

Posted by Paul | May 23, 2014 at 07:54 AM EDT |

Check out a grammar and style guide to "Yodify" your language. Click through for more!

Support us with Paypal



Follow Us

JTA Info



Gentle Giant

Sideshow Collectibles





Disney Store

Acme Archives


Trading Cards

Store Reports

Research Droids Reviews

Visual Guides

Books & Novels


Star Wars Celebration News

Movie & TV News

Q&A of the Day

Rants & Raves

Special Reports

Action Figures In Action








News Archives

Site Search

Image Use Policy

Privacy Policy

RDR Index

Visual Guide Index

Bantha Skull

Collector's Cantina

Imperial Shipyards

Jedi News


Star Wars Action News

Star Wars Figuren

Star Wars New Zealand



Star Wars is a Copyright and Trademark of LucasFilm LTD. This site is intended for informational purposes only, and is not in anyway associated with LFL. All Visual Guides, images, and content are the property of, © 2004-2014 and may not be reused without permission. Please do not direct link to any of the content on this web site. PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license. Click here for our complete Privacy Policy. Click here for our Image Use Policy.