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January 2008


Sideshow 1:1 Scale Palpatine Bust Update


Sideshow Collectibles is now taking pre-orders for their Palpatine life-size bust. The bust retails for $499.99 and is sculpted in approximately 1:1 scale. It's the perfect creepy addition to any bookself!

Thursday, January 31, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

The Scoop on Sideshow Accessories


Sideshow Collectibles has updated their Behind the Show production blog with a look at how they make the accessories for their Star Wars collectibles. Head on over to check out how tricky it can be to tool, assemble, and paint all those tiny parts.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Second Chance List Update


A pair of Star Wars items from Sideshow Collectibles are still lingering on the Second Chance list. You still have time to grab both the RAH Darth Maul figure and the VCD C-3PO figure from Medicom Toy.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Skips Toy Fair 2008


Sideshow Collectibles has announced that they will not attend Toy Fair 2008 in New Yok and will instead host their own on-line event in it's place. To kick off the hype and give you a taste of what's planned for the on-line event, they've posted an Indy figure teaser image!

Thursday, January 31, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

New Indy IV Snapshot Revealed


Lucasfilm released another new snapshot from the set of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Click on the thumbnail above to check it out!

Thursday, January 31, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Wave One Comes Up Short?


2008's first figures have given us some surprises. From surprise added articulation, to something a little less positive. It seems some of the figures are noticeably shrinking, as you can see by clicking the thumbnails above. Thanks to AmanaMatt for the comparison shots, and pop into Our Forums to join the discussion on this "little issue" that has come up.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

2008 Wave 3 Revealed in Previews


The latest issue of Previews has a picture of the rumored third wave of basic figures for 2008. The wave is based on the original Clone Wars cartoon (not the new 2008 cartoon) and includes 8 new figures - Clone Armor Obi-Wan, Scuba Clone, Armored Saesee Tiin, Ilum Padme, IG Lancer Droid, Mon Cal Warrior, Quarren Warrior, and Quad-Gun Clone.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Comic Packs Wave 6 Revealed in Previews


Also in the latest issue of Previews is new info on Wave 6 of the Comic Packs. Click on the pic above to check out the new Durge & Anakin Skywalker set. Unfortunately, there were no pics of the other two rumored Wave 6 sets, Asajj Ventress & Tol Skorr and Darth Talon & Cade Skywalker.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Padawan Ahsoka Joins the Clone Wars Cast


StarWars.com has updated with Star Wars: The Clone Wars news. A new picture of Anakin's Jedi Padawan, Ahsoka Tano has been unveiled. Ahsoka will be an integral part of the show and, most likely, a Hasbro action figure this Fall.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Comic Packs Wave 5 Found at Retail


Folks from all corners of the country have e-mailed to let us know that they found Wave 5 of the Comic Packs at their local Wal-Mart stores. Wave 5 includes three new sets - Mouse & Basso, Lt. Jundland & Deena Shan, and Republic Commando & Super Battle Droid. Thanks to all those who e-mailed with the tip.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


Arriving at your local comic book shop this week are two new comic books from Dark Horse Comics - Dark Times #8 and Knights of the Old Republic #25. Can't wait until tomorrow to read them? Well then follow the links to Dark Horse's website for previews to tide you over!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Three Books In One: The Dark Lord Trilogy


The Official Site has updated with news of the Dark Lord Trilogy. It's not a "real" trilogy, but rather a new trade paperback from Del Rey Books that collects the novels Labyrinth of Evil, Revenge of the Sith, and Dark Lord. Look for the volume to hit bookstores this August.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

2008 Evolutions Rumors Update


E-tailer FiguresMojo.com has posted some more info on those recently rumored new Evolutions packs coming later this year. Could Padme, Imperial Pilots, and two Rebel Pilot packs be on the way?

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Indy Adventures Heroes Update


Over the weekend, a new picture of packaged Indy Adventure Heroes popped up on eBay! Confirmed pairings in the first wave (due this spring) appear to be Salla & Mummy, Indy & German Mechanic, Arab Indy & Marian, Indy & Cairo Swordsman, Belloq & Ark, and Indy & Hovitos Warrior.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

2008 Wave One Is Out


The 2008 Wave 1 (Revenge of the Sith) figures are out according to our West Coast readers! And from the early word, it sounds like Obi-Wan and Anakin may be worth a second look with retooled leg articulation. Thanks to forum member MetalJedi and all the others who wrote in with finds. Happy hunting!

Monday, January 28, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

New 2008 Evolutions Listed at TRU.com


A few previously rumored Evolutions sets have popped up on the Toys R Us website, The Rebel Pilots Legacy and The Padme Amidala Legacy. There are no official details on the sets yet, but TRU has them listed with a 2/15/2008 release date (which seems like it is a little too soon). We will let you know as soon as we find out more details!

Monday, January 28, 2008 | Ryan Phipps

Sideshow 1:1 Scale Palpatine Bust Announced


Sideshow Collectibles has posted a brand new teaser image to announce the upcoming Palpatine life-size bust. Stay tuned for pre-ordering information!

Thursday, January 24, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 'Duel of the Fates' Diorama Update


Sideshow Collectibles is now taking pre-orders for their 'Duel of the Fates' Diorama. The diorama is based on the Episode I lightsaber duel between Darth Maul, Qui-Gon, and Obi-Wan and is sculpted in approximately 1:9 scale.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Dioramas Back In-Stock


Sideshow Collectibles has passed along word that two of their Star Wars Diorama pieces are back in-stock! Both the 'Look Sir, Droids' piece and the 'Duel with Dooku' piece have been added to the Sideshow Second Chance list, so grab them while you can.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

The Scoop on Sideshow Fabrication


Sideshow Collectibles has updated their Behind the Show production blog with a look at how they fabricate the fabric goods used on their collectibles. Head on over to check out how tricky it can be to get the right shape and fit on your favorite scaled figure garments.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

New Be@rbricks Wicket (Ewoks Version) Set


Winter Wonder Festival 2008 will take place on February 24th in Japan and fans who attend will get first crack at a new Star Wars Be@rbrick set from Medicom Toy. The 100%/400% Be@rbrick Wicket (Ewoks Version) set will cost 6090 Yen and is limited to 2008 pieces. 500 pieces will be sold at the show, with the remaining 1508 pieces to be sold via the Medicom website (Japan only).

Thursday, January 24, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Taters of the Lost Ark Revealed


Proving once again that the toy aisles will belong to Indy this Summer, Hasbro has offered up a sneak preview of the Indy-themed Mr. Potato Taters of the Lost Ark set. Look for the "potato in the hat" to arrive in May for around $15.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Free Galactic Heroes Poster at HasbroToyShop


HasbroToyShop has passed along word of a special treat for the Star Wars Galactic Heroes fans out there. Buy any Galactic Heroes products and you'll get a free Galactic Heroes poster added to your order (while supplies last)!

Thursday, January 24, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

WotC Star Wars Miniatures Survey


Wizards of the Coast is asking fans to take a quick survey. As a thank you for taking the survey, Wizards of the Coast will be sending you a free Star Wars: Alliance & Empire miniatures booster set (while supplies last). Thanks to all those who wrote in with the tip.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Behind the Scenes at the Jedi Training Academy


StarWars.com has posted a new behind the scenes feature on the Jedi Training Academy, part of the Disney Star Wars Weekends. Click on over to meet some of the people responsible for making the Jedi Training event come to life!

Thursday, January 24, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

New Star Wars Addict T-Shirts


The Official Site has posted a look at an exclusive set of three boxed Star Wars T-Shirts from Addict, a UK streetwear company. The Icons Series Boba Fett shirt will be sold exclusively in the US by StarWarsShop. In the UK, the Icons Series will be launching on March 8th at The Addict Store London.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Play Poker in Style


The Royal Flush meets The Force in an amazing poker chip set released by Cartamundi at StarWarsShop! Each chip is 10.2 grams and translucent, resulting in an eye-popping display when combined with the LED carry case. 200 chips are included, as well as 2 decks of cards and a chrome Death Star dealer button. Hyperspace members will receive 10% off their purchase.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 | Jesse Wall

Kubrick Series 9 Confirmed


Medicom has updated their website today with news of Series 9 Kubricks. This will be an Attack of the Clones wave and consists of:

  • Clone Trooper
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Anakin Skywalker
  • Jango Fett
  • Count Dooku
  • Yoda

    Look for these in June of 2008 and stay tuned right here for all of Kubrick news and check out our forums for more pictures.

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 | Scott Pearson

    Family Guy Blue Harvest Bobble-Heads


    Entertainment Earth has posted images of the Family Guy Bobble-Heads from the Star Wars "Blue Harvest" Special. Due out in February, the initial offering includes Chewbrian, Darth Stewie, and Quag-3PO. Heh heh, all right!

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 | Ryan Phipps

    Holographic Darth Maul Mini-Bust


    Europeans will be in for a treat when they visit the upcoming Star Wars: The Exhibition this February...

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 | Jesse Wall

    Questions for Hasbro? - Session 45


    On January 11th, we sent another batch of questions to Hasbro for their Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those three questions!

    Monday, January 21, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    AT-TE Revealed


    A quick peak at the tail-end of the AT-TE that's been strongly rumored was pictured at, of all places, CNN. We've got captures from the video where you can see the vehicle's butt with the rest just off-camera. Click the thumbnails above to check it out, or this link to the video right here!

    Sunday, January 20, 2008 | Chris Berry

    Shadow Trooper 2-Packs In Germany


    Fans who attend Jedi-Con in Germany this year find some exclusive clone repaints. An Order-66-style 2-pack of Shadow Clonetroopers will be available at the show. No word yet on if these will be available in the U.S. however.

    Saturday, January 19, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

    TRU Hoth Patrol Battle Pack Image Surfaces


    At Celebration IV, Hasbro unveiled plans for a Hoth Patrol Battle Pack. Then, at SDCC'07, they said the pack was pulled from the line-up so it could be used as an exclusive in 2008. Well now, a new image has surfaced providing evidence that the set will be a Toys R Us exclusive this spring.

    Friday, January 18, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Sideshow 'Duel of the Fates' Diorama Announced


    Sideshow Collectibles has posted a brand new teaser image for the upcoming Duel of the Fates diorama. The diorama is based on the lightsaber duel between Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, and Darth Maul from The Phantom Menace. Stay tuned for pre-ordering information!

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Sideshow Collectibles Shipping Update


    Sideshow Collectibles has passed along shipping updates for two Star Wars products. The RAH 501st Clone Trooper has arrived at the US warehouse and is now shipping. Also, the 12" Palpatine Figure Set is expected to arrive in the warehouse in early February. Keep an eye on your e-mail in-box to watch for your shipping notices!

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    New Sideshow QTVR Feature Posted


    Sideshow Collectibles has updated the product page for the 12" Han Solo (Smuggler) figure with a new 360 QTVR turnaround feature. The QTVR feature offers a 360 degree view of the figure, so go check it out!

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    StarWarsShop Exclusive RAH Shock Trooper


    StarWarsShop is now taking orders for an exclusive RAH Shocktrooper from Medicom Toy. The Shocktrooper is limited to just 1000 pieces for the US Market and Hyperspace members will receive a 10% discount on their order.

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    New Kotobukiya Zuckuss Images


    The gang at MintinBox have posted some new images of the upcoming Zuckuss ARTFX statue from Kotobukiya. Like the rest of the Bounty Hunters in the series, Zuckuss comes with a piece of a brand new Darth Vader ARTFX statue.

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    More Hasbro Mighty Muggs Revealed?



    Japanese e-tailer Blister.jp has posted some new concept artwork for what appears to be two new waves of Hasbro Mighty Muggs figures. Looks like Hasbro is planning a nice blend of new and old to get this line off the ground.

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Sideshow 12" ANH Luke Skywalker Update


    Just a reminder that the 12" ANH Luke Skywalker figure from Sideshow Collectibles will go up for priority pre-ordering tomorrow at 10AM Pacific! As a treat, Sideshow has posted the product image gallery early! Remember, you must be a Sideshow newsletter subscriber and account holder by 11:59PM Pacific tonight to be eligible for priority pre-ordering!

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Titanium Series 2008 Wave 1 Found at Retail


    A few folks have e-mailed to let us know that they found 2008 Wave 1 of the Titanium Series at their local Target stores. Wave 1 includes the new AT-OT, Clone Scout on Speeder Bike, Saesee Tiin's Jedi Starfighter, Millennium Falcon, Tatooine Skiff, and a classic deco Battlestar Galactica. Thanks to all those who wrote in with the tip!

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    GG Star Wars Classics Bust Wave 3 Announced


    Gentle Giant has announced the line-up for the third wave of Star Wars Classics Busts. Wave 3 includes RotS Obi-Wan, AT-AT Driver and Jar Jar Binks. The three busts will retail for around $30 each and are due in stores in August 2008.

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    GG Yoda ESB Statue Announced


    Gentle Giant has announced the next entry in their line of Star Wars statues. Yoda will retail for around $140 and will hit stores in August 2008. The statue was designed in 1/6 scale and stands 5 inches tall.

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    GG Princess Leia as Jabba's Slave Accessory Pack


    Gentle Giant has announced a new Accessory Pack for their recent Jabba the Hutt statue. The Princess Leia as Jabba's Slave accessory pack will retail for around $75 and will hit stores in August 2008. The The pack includes Leia, two new Jabba arms, a Hookah pipe, pillow and base.

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    New Sideshow Radio Podcast


    The latest edition of Sideshow Radio offers up more Sideshow Star Wars product news! Head on over and download the latest podcast episode for news on the next entry in Sideshow's popular diorama series - Duel of the Fates!

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Hyperspace 2008: A Taste of What's to Come


    The Official Site has posted a teaser image to give fans a taste at the things to come from Hyperspace in 2008. New webstrips, new fiction, and more! Click on over to check out the full teaser image of a particularily hard-to-kill Jedi.

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    New Indy IV Snapshot Revealed


    Lucasfilm released a new snapshot from the set of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Click on the thumbnail above to check it out!

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Last Of Order 66 Revealed


    Our friends at 4-Inches.de have unveiled packaged shots of the final Order 66 2-packs (that are still unconfirmed, of course). The Anakin appears to be Clone Wars "Tattoo" Anakin with cloth robes, a redecorated Luminara Unduli, and Master Sev is pictured with cloth robe accessories.

    Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

    Back in 1979


    The official site has a great 2-piece video about the merchandise available to fans of Star Wars in 1979. Sit back and relive the early days of Star Wars memorabilia!

    Tuesday, January 15, 2008 | Jesse Wall

    2008 Order 66 Sets - More Evidence Arrives


    Another day, another bit of Order 66 news. The Singapore Star Wars Fans have posted new pictures of three of the (still not officially confirmed) Target exclusive 2008 Order 66 sets. Click on over for the first look at the Tsui Choi and Emperor Palpatine figures included in the sets.

    Tuesday, January 15, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Star Wars Insider #99 Excerpt On-Line


    Star Wars Insider #99 has been arriving in mailboxes across the country this past week. If you haven't recieved your copy yet, then head on over to the Official Site for an exerpt of an interview with Jeremy Bulloch by Jonathan Wilkins.

    Tuesday, January 15, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    More Order 66 Images Surface


    Our German friends at 4-Inches.de have unearthed yet more images from the Order 66 2-packs. This time they have a shot of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Sev Briller. Master Sev appears to be a kitbash to make a nicely articulated Weequay Jedi, while Obi-Wan is tougher to tell due to his cloak covering him. Click the thumbnails above to check them out!

    Monday, January 14, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

    More Store Listings


    Word started swirling around the net this weekend about some rumored items popping up in Wal-Mart's computer system. A couple rumored vehicles were listed, and some Evolutions sets rumored by Rebelscum were also mentioned. Read on for the details!

    Sunday, January 13, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

    Koto 4-LOM and Bossk


    Some very impressive images of the next 2 bounty hunters being released by Kotobukiya have emerged! Click on through for a better look at what to expect.

    Friday, January 11, 2008 | Jesse Wall

    2008 Order 66 Sets - More Evidence Arrives


    Even though they still haven't been confirmed by Hasbro, another piece of evidence has popped up to support the rumors of the possible return of the Order 66 sets at Target. This time, it's the rumored BARC trooper figure that has popped up. Wondering just where we stand on these sets? Click on through for a summary of what we've seen and what we haven't!

    Friday, January 11, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Lucas Licensing Teams With Hasbro and eFX


    Lucasfilm has announced that Hasbro and newcomer eFX will share the Star Wars prop replica license formerly held by Master Replicas. Hasbro will take over the "Force FX" line of lightsabers, while eFX will take over the other prop replicas. Click on through for the full press release.

    Friday, January 11, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Sideshow 12" ANH Luke Skywalker Announced


    Sideshow Collectibles has posted a teaser image to announce their upcoming 12" ANH Luke Skywalker figure! Priority Pre-Ordering is set to begin on Friday, January 18th at 10AM Pacific! Remember, you must be a registered Sideshow newsletter subscriber and account holder by 11:59PM Pacific on January 17th to be eligible for Priority Pre-Order!

    Thursday, January 10, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Sideshow Product Wait List Update


    Sideshow Collectibles has passed along a reminder that the 12" Yavin Luke Skywalker figure and the 12" Commander Praji figure both have Wait Lists open for those who missed out on the chance to Pre-Order! If you missed out on one of these two, be sure to add you name for your chance at grabbing one.

    Thursday, January 10, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Sideshow Edition Size Update


    Sideshow Collectibles has announced the final worldwide edition sizes for two of their Star Wars products. The Siedshow exclusive edition Premium Format Anakin Skywalker figure has been set at 1000 pieces worldwide and the Salacious Crumb life-size figure has been set at 600 pieces worldwide.

    Thursday, January 10, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    AT-TE Tank Gunner Mini-Bust Accessory Pack Update


    Just a reminder that the AT-TE Tank Gunner Mini-Bust Accessory Pack from Gentle Giant is now available to all Gentle Giant Club Members. Head on over and grab one if you haven't already!

    Thursday, January 10, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Koto Indiana Jones Products Revealed


    Kotobukiya has announced plans to offer two new Indiana Jones ARTFX statues this summer. Click on the thumbnails above to take a peek at the Indiana Jones and Henry Jones, Sr. statues which will be released in May 2008! No word yet on how the pair will see distribution in the USA.

    Thursday, January 10, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    New Figure Photos Revealed


    Our friends at Black Sheep Toy Store have passed along a few new images of upcoming figures. Click on the thumbnails above for a good look at the upcoming Juno Eclipse from Wave 2, TFU Shadow Stormtrooper from the (yet to be confirmed) Wal-Mart box set, and ARC Trooper from the (again, yet to be confirmed) 2008 Order 66 2-packs.

    Thursday, January 10, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Swords and Lightsabers Clash in Soulcalibur IV


    StarWars.com has revealed that Darth Vader and Yoda will appear in separate versions of the upcoming Soulcalibur IV video game from Namco Bandai. Vader will appear as a guest character in the Playstation3 version of the game, while Yoda will appear in the Xbox 360 version.

    Wednesday, January 9, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    WizKids Announces Star Wars: Order 66


    WizKids has announced the theme for the next expansion set of the Star Wars PocketModel trading card game. Star Wars: Order 66 will arrive in stores in March 2008 and features more than 40 PocketModels and 60 cards to collect.

    Wednesday, January 9, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Star Wars Tech a StarWarsShop Exclusive


    Star Wars Tech, the documentary that originally aired on The History Channel, is now available on DVD only at StarWarsShop. The documentary examines the plausibility of Star Wars technology based on science as we know it today.

    Tuesday, January 8, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


    Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Legacy #0 1/2 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait to read it? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for a preview to tide you over!

    Tuesday, January 8, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Wal-Mart Comic Packs Found at Retail


    Folks from all corners of the country have e-mailed to let us know that they found the Wal-Mart exclusive wave of Comics Packs at their local stores. The wave includes 3 sets - Obi-Wan Kenobi & Bail Organa, Boba Fett & RA-7 Droid, and Commander Keller & Galactic Marine. Thanks to all who wrote in with the tip!

    Monday, January 7, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    New JediDefender Poll - Toy Fair Anticipation?


    Toy Fair 2008 is coming up next month, so it's time for a new Toy Fair related poll! The JD Front Page Poll has been updated asking which source are you hoping to see new figures from at Toy Fair 2008? Can't wait to see the new Clone Wars stuff? More from Force Unleashed? Hoping for more from the OT? Make your selection in our JD Front Page Poll today!

    Monday, January 7, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Scheduled Upgrade/Downtime

    On Wednesday, January 9th at 8:00PM EST JediDefender.com will be moving to a new server. During this time users may find that some or all of the website are not available. The move is expected to take 4 hours but could be shorter or longer due to unforseen circumstances. Thank you for your patience as we bring everything online.

    Monday, January 7, 2008 | Chris Berry

    Titanium Series 2008 Wave 3 Listed


    Images of 2008's third wave of Titanium vehicles surfaced last week, and now JD sponsor Entertainment Earth has them listed for preorder! Included are the T-16 Skyhopper, Naboo Royal Cruiser, Jedi Starfighter (Flames), AT-ST, Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter, and Baron Fel's TIE Interceptor. Get your order in now and you should have them in hand by April.

    Saturday, January 5, 2008 | Jesse Wall

    Topps 30th Anniversary Sketch Card Gallery Update


    To help celebrate the Star Wars Saga, Topps has released the new Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Trading Card Set. Once again, this Topps series features randomly packed Artist Sketch cards. Head on over to the Official Site to get a look at the sketch cards from artist Jessica Hickman.

    Saturday, January 5, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars Update


    StarWars.com has posted another update on the upcoming The Clone Wars animated series. Head on over to check out a new video introducing Jason, one of the supervising editors hard at work on the show!

    Saturday, January 5, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Another Shelf Filler Coming


    Rumors have swirled about this iconic vehicle making a return in 2008, and a little bit of extra info will help light the way... Read on for the details of another upcoming big-ticket item!

    Saturday, January 5, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

    2008 Battle Packs Update - New Pics!


    Well that didn't take long! Thanks to Big Bad Toy Store, we've got our first look at the two new Battle Packs that were revealed by EE earlier this week. Click on the thumbnails above to check out the figures planned for the upcoming Battle of Mygeeto and Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol sets!

    Friday, January 4, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    WizKids The Force Unleashed Pocket Model Tin


    Wizkids will be producing a special The Force Unleashed collector's tin for their popular Star Wars PocketModel card game. The tin will include up to 48 Star Wars PocketModel units, including the exclusive Rogue Shadow Sith transport and the monstrous Bull Rancor. Check out the Previews website for all the details!

    Thursday, January 3, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    AT-TE Tank Gunner Mini-Bust Accessory Pack Update


    Gentle Giant has updated their blog to announce the start of pre-orders for the AT-TE Tank Gunner Mini-Bust Accessory Pack. The pack includes a helmet pad and pauldron and retails for $15 plus shipping. The sets are only available to GG Premiere Guild members until January 10th. After the 10th, remaining stock will be offered to all Club Members.

    Thursday, January 3, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    VCD W-Size Vader Available Now at Sideshow


    Now available for pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles is the VCD W-Size Darth Vader from Medicom Toy! Limited to just 600 pieces for the US Market, this W-Size version stands nearly twice as tall as the regular VCD Vader figure!

    Thursday, January 3, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    VCD Wicket Image Update at Sideshow


    Sideshow Collectibles has updated the image gallery for the VCD Wicket with new final product photos. Click on over to check out another of Medicom's finest!

    Thursday, January 3, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Sideshow Announces Three Edition Sizes


    Sideshow Collectibles has announced the final worldwide edition sizes for three of their Star Wars products. Click on through for the details.

    Thursday, January 3, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    EE Reveals Two New Battle Packs for 2008


    Entertainment Earth has started taking pre-orders for a pair of new Battle Packs - Battle on Mygeeto and Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol. No pictures yet, so no details on who is included in the sets. Look for both to ship next Summer.

    Thursday, January 3, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Vanity Fair Covers Indy 4


    StarWars.com has updated with news of a Vanity Fair cover story on Indy 4. Lucas, Spielberg and Ford talk to Jim Windolf about Indy's next great adventure. To check it out online (watch out for spoilers!), visit Vanity Fair's official site.

    Wednesday, January 2, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


    Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Legacy #18 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait to read it? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for a preview to tide you over!

    Tuesday, January 1, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    TOMY Super Deformed Figures Update


    Despite a few delays in 2007, TOMY has finally confirmed that they will indeed be releasing another round of Super Deformed Star Wars figures this February. In addition to the basic six figures, there will also be two chase figures - K-3PO and R2-Q5. Thanks to our friends at instinctoy for the image!

    Tuesday, January 1, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    2008 Order 66 Sets - More Evidence Arrives


    Even though they still haven't been confirmed by Hasbro, more evidence has once again popped up to support the rumors of the possible return of the Order 66 sets. 4-inches.de has a new image of yet another possible figure from the sets, Luminara Unduli, who was rumored to be paired with an AT-RT Driver.

    Tuesday, January 1, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

    New TFU Evolutions Pack Confirmed


    This past weekend, a few pics of the The Force Unleashed Evolutions pack starring Vader's Secret Apprentice started floating around the 'net. The pack features the basic Apprentice figure along with a Sith and a Jedi Knight version of the character. Check out the latest issue of Lee's Toy Review for all the details!

    Tuesday, January 1, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

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