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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 firstname.lastname@example.org." 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!
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!