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It looks like as if a deal has been reached in the West Coast dockworkers dispute. But before you get too excited, it is expected that the backlog is so severe that it will be months before they actually catch up and are on a normal routine. Besides, from our conversations with Hasbro at Toy Fair, this strike has only been one of many problems anyhow (and not even a root cause). USAToday.com has the story.
Posted by Paul | February 05, 2015 at 06:47 PM EDT |
NBCNews.com is reporting that the port congestion debacle is at a critical status. That means it is dangerously close to reaching a complete gridlock. Obviously this means that it will be even longer before we see Star Wars toys. Be sure to listen to and read the complete report HERE.
Posted by Paul | February 02, 2015 at 09:12 PM EDT |
Canadian TARGET stores begin their liquidation this Thursday and experts are saying it will be the equivalent of Black Friday. If you're one of our readers from Canada, please send us pictures and news of what Star Wars stuff you find "dirt cheap". In the meantime, www.cbc.ca has the complete story on this upcoming event!
This gist of this may be old news for some of you, but we thought it would be appropriate to direct your attention to this new article which discusses how a big part (most) of George Lucas' wealth and success is all due to action figures. Maybe there is more than meets the eye about the reason he sold his franchise to Disney. After all, action figures sales have to almost be nonexistent by comparison today. Yahoo.com has the full story.
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!
Posted by Paul | January 26, 2015 at 02:29 PM EDT |
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.
Posted by Chuck | January 25, 2015 at 09:32 AM EDT |
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.
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!
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.
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!
Our friends at Mimico are releasing Star Wars Power Tubes! Click through for more information.
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!
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.
It's all in the title! Variety.com has the full scoop!
Posted by Paul | November 14, 2014 at 08:07 AM EDT |
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.)
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 email@example.com." Email Albin Johnson with questions.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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....)
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.
Posted by Paul | September 24, 2014 at 10:13 PM EDT |
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!
Posted by Paul | September 24, 2014 at 09:58 PM EDT |
Disney Consumer Products Extends Epic Storytelling with the Launch of Star Wars Rebels Product Assortment. Click through for the full PRESS RELEASE.
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!
Look what JTA reader Mike found in Dubai yesterday. Wait until you see how much they were selling for also! Click through for more!
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!