To understand The Vintage Collection’s present is to respect its history. If you’re relatively new to collecting, you’ve quickly figured out that The Vintage Collection is Hasbro’s most popular 3.75″ super-articulated basic figure line ever produced. And many collectors will tell that Hasbro no longer treats it with the tender loving care it deserves. (Opinions vary greatly on that sentiment.) However, lovers of this line became saddened when Hasbro temporarily retired the line in 2013 as it paved the way for The Black Series 6″ line. Collectors waited for a grueling half-decade before we saw the line’s return. You already know the rest of that story. But do you know how we got here the first time? Please join us in discovering The Pathway To The Vintage Collection on the 10th Anniversary of the original line launch!
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Jedi Temple Archives wishes all of our reader a Happy Fourth of July, or Force of July. We hope you enjoy the day with family and friends! Let freedom ring!
As you know, Jedi Temple Archives ended the daily Research Droids Reviews column yesterday. (Thank you for all of the kind words by the way. You all made my day.) That said, we’re not retiring them “completely.” We’d like to introduce what we’re calling Research Droids Reviews: Season 12. It’s like a Research Droids Reviews 2.0 for all. After 11 years of 4,018 daily nonstop reviews, the volume will come to a noticeable slowdown. The column will no longer be daily, but we will still review new products as they get released. The format and delivery won’t change much at all. Additionally, we will also post a review of older things no more than once per week during the lulls without new releases. Thank you for reading, and I hope this announcement is good news for our readership! Join us for RDRs: Season 12! Come back later for the first review of this new season! Let’s shoot for another 25 million visits, OK?
There are only two days left for our daily Research Droids Reviews column. I put together some words for you expressing my thankfulness and my appreciation for your consistency and your dedication as readers. And I go down some lanes of memory to recapture some important moments on how this column came to be and grew. I encourage you to click through and read my thoughts. Thank you!
Now, more than ever, it’s time to put complacency in your past and help keep The Vintage Collection a thriving and active Star Wars action figure line that will meet the needs of all who collect it. Please sign the petition at change.org to get Hasbro to make more NEW 3.75″ Star Wars The Vintage Collection figures per product year. Click HERE to sign.
UPDATE: As a community we have already reached 1500 signatures (as of 4:30 EST), but we need more! Keep going everyone!
The staff at Jedi Temple Archives wishes everyone a very happy and healthy 2020. We first want to thank you for an inordinately successful year. We appreciate our readers more than you know. Thank you for the success you bring. A new decade means new Star Wars, and with some great things already in motion, it seems like the IP can only go up from here. We’d also like to thank everyone who comments here. JTA will always remain a place where discourse happens, and all points of view are welcomed. Here’s looking to a fantastic 2020, and the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back!
The staff here at Jedi Temple Archives wishes you and your family a very healthy, happy and Merry Christmas!
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
We couldn’t help but notice a few trends with regards to The Vintage Collection. We’ll just say, “What a coincidence!” (more….)
You’ll have to guess who the monkey and the organ grinder are.
In Pennsylvania, there are over 14K children in the Foster Care System. 4K-5K of those 14K are in my immediate area of Philadelphia. Through no fault of their own, these innocent victims get bounced around from house to house, and most have literally NOTHING in the form of earthly possessions. (more….)
Jedi Temple Archives wishes all of our readers a Happy Memorial Day. We are eternally grateful to all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to give us the freedoms we have today in the greatest country in the world. And those that died will never be forgotten. God bless the USA!
As you know, today is the 10th anniversary of our review column, and today was supposed to end the run of the daily column officially. But our Research Droids Reviews column will continue for a little while longer. Between all of the great stuff coming to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back to the conclusion of the Skywalker saga, we feel things need to stay status quo for the time being to get everything archived as required. In the meantime, we’ll forge ahead with our 20th Anniversary of The Phantom Menace celebration. Thank you for your support!
Jedi Temple Archives wishes everyone who reads here a very Happy New Year! The big news for Star Wars is the release of Episode IX in December. It will be interesting to see how well it performs! Have a safe and wonderful day today!
We’ve completed our vintage Kenner Research Droids Reviews. Please click through for a thank you, an overview and an important announcement.
Jedi Temple Archives is thankful for many things, but we’re especially grateful for our longtime reach and ever-growing readership. You make the difference here and we’re proud to host a site where everyone is welcome and also welcome to have differing viewpoints. We thank you for your continued patronage. Happy Thanksgiving!
The egg-head staff at Jedi Temple Archives would like to wish all of our readers a Happy Easter and a Happy Passover. While the commercialization of holidays can be fun, we hope you’ll take a few moments to reflect on what their true meanings are. Thank you for reading!
You may have seen some new names floating around our site lately. Jedi Temple Archives is thrilled to welcome Thomas Otto from Germany and Caleb Amos from the USA to our already fantastic team. Thomas and Caleb join Chuck Paskovics, Paul Harrison, Mike Taber and Colin Borden and they’re helping to round out our voice and presence in the Star Wars fan site community. Their unique perspectives and distinct voices have already enhanced our front page here. And we’re excited for what they will bring in the future. Please be sure to welcome them and say hello if you have the chance!
Congratulations! We have 12 winners in our 12 Days Of JTA contest! Please click through to see if you won!
Here is Jedi Temple Archives’ 2017 Year in Review! Reflect back with us as we go through all of the breaking news, headlines, and events that made up the 2017 calendar year. At times it was a difficult and even tragic year, but it was also fun and exciting. And hopefully greater things are in store for 2018. (Hey, The Vintage Collection is returning, so it can only go up from here, right?) Thank you for being part of this ride with us. Here is to a great 2018! You can verify all of these stories in our News Archives.
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