Jedi Temple Archives alerts collectors to the first 3.75″ Kylo Ren figure from The Force Awakens has hit eBay.
Complaints in 3…2…1
UPDATE 2: Cardback with cross-sell figures revealed at JTA
Jedi Temple Archives has posted a great scoop regarding new toys from The Force Awakens available on Force Friday. Retail Meijers apparently set their shelf tags a little early revealing vehicles, playsets and other merchandise. Head on over for the details and images.
Jedi Temple Archives has posted additional details regarding some rumored/as-of-yet-to-be officially announced 6″ Black Series figures. Ironically, some of the top choices we’ve received in the Fans’ Choice poll includes these figures which have been rumored for a while now. Head on over to check out what their spies have uncovered.
Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives are reporting that the new Black Series Stormtrooper (found at Toys”R”us) features some different parts than the most recent mold, including a new helmet. Is this a leap forward, or a step back?
Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives and Jedi News are on the show floor for Celebration Anaheim’s Preview Night and the have provided a great detailed look at new revamped packaging for the 6″ Black Series. It is 1000X better than the orange and blue versions to be sure. Head on over to their respective sites to check these out as well as carded images of The Black Series.
Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives are reporting that the Target Exclusive AT-DP with Driver has started to hit Target on the West Coast. Head on over for a closer look and start checking those stores.
Jedi Temple Archives has called our attention to an image of an as-of-yet unannounced (but rumored) TRU Exclusive Jabba’s Rancor Pit set posted on Facebook. The set looks to include several repacked figures, but that Jabba in there is drawing attention as it looks to be new. Stay tuned for more details as they arise.
Star Wars fan sites unite for an exclusive patch only available at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.
Star Wars Action News, Jedi Business, Jedi Temple Archives, Yakface and Jedi News have combined forces to create a unique piece of Star Wars memorabilia for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim! Together they have created the Star Wars Celebration Collecting Track Patch Set! Click on through for details.
A decade ago, a lot of us were in Star Wars collecting heaven with the ROTS product launch, and literally throwing our money at Star Wars as we ate up the action figure line. Our good friends at jeditemplearchives have posted some great pics of the retail launch back then. Take a trip down memory lane, and enjoy the images by clicking here!
Personal Note: In my opinion, Hasbro should be looking back at what made that toy line so popular and needs a similar approach for The Force Awakens… great variety of vehicles, characters, troops, background aliens, weird droids, nice sculpts, good articulation, etc. There were very few duds in the ROTS line, and the low price point and excitement for the brand were able to wash the silly figures like “spinning Yoda” and “Force kick Obi Wan” right off the pegs. Star Wars needs a ROTS-kind of commitment from Hasbro again for this toy line to dominate the toy section like it used to.
Looks like Chewbacca is getting the shaft on receiving a medal again as Jedi Temple Archives has posted a new update regarding the status of the Princess Leia (Ceremonial) figure from Wave 7 and 8 of the Black Series. She has been removed from both assortments and has been replaced by an extra stormtrooper (wave 7) and an extra clone (wave 8).
No word as to why or future availability.
Our good friends at Jedi Temple Archives have posted some details regarding what we may expect to see in terms of which 3.75″ figures will be seeing higher production runs than others (i.e., which individual figures will be offered as full case assortments to online stores, etc.).
Some of this sounds like good news to fill demand on certain figures, while there’s also a couple of figures that just don’t make sense to see high production runs (such as Dutch Vander).
Personal Note: That last assortment case that’s full of new figures, such as Carbonite Han, Boushh Leia, new Jawas, and of course Mosep has me concerned. Will this assortment even hit retail? Will it be in very short supply? Check out JTA’s report and be sure to share your thoughts there or in our forums.
Toy Fair didn’t provide much of anything worthwhile from Hasbro this year on the Star Wars front, but we ‘d be remiss to not mention a couple of Q&A sessions that Hasbro held with our friends at Imperialshipyards and Jeditemplearchives during the event.
Check them out by clicking on their respective links and see what Hasbro had to say!
UPDATE – We’re happy to share the Q&A session that our friends at Sirstevesguide was able to partake in as well – including a very interesting comment by the Hasbro team that we hope is an encouraging sign…
Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have received new images for figures in Saga Legends/Rebels assortment. New figures include: SL25 Commander Bly, SL26 Han Solo (Endor), SL27 Luke Skywalker (Endor) and SL28 Princess Leia (Endor). One more figure not shown or mentioned though is SL21 – a repack of Mace Windu.
Our Saga Legends/Rebels toyguide has been updated to reflect these details.
On this episode of The WolfPack Podcast, Corey, Curto, Jayson, Steve, and Marco are joined by Paul Harrison of Jedi Temple Archives. We discuss the highly anticipated Marvel Star Wars #1 and all of its various variant covers, Star Wars Celebration updates, Rebels, and more!