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February 2011


Loose Dagobah Landing Luke Images


Folks who have ordered their Vintage Wave 6 Case will be receiving this figure soon, but in the meantime we've got some loose images of the upcoming Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing) figure. He's sporting one of the better Mark Hammil likenesses, and a minor costume change that makes a new figure. Click the images above, and check him out!

Monday, February 28, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us Sale: 2/27 - 3/5


Toys R Us is running another 2-For-$10.99 sale on action figures. As usual, this doesn't include Vintage Collection, just Legends and Clone Wars (and other lines like G.I. Joe, etc.). Also we've heard reports that the Battle Over Endor pilot sets have seen the typical price bump from Toys R Us, now to $29.99. Enjoy!

Monday, February 28, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Wal-Mart Pricing Variety


It's that time of year. The time of year when Wal-Mart has a huge clearance aisle for toys, and when the prices marked don't always reflect the actual cost. I've recently noticed price discrepencies on Clearance Toys, Vintage Collection, Clone Wars, and Legends, so scan it first so you don't miss out on a potential deal or headache while in line!

Monday, February 28, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Wave 6 In Stock At Entertainment Earth


Entertainment Earth have Vintage Collection Wave 6 listed as "in-stock". Are you ready for even more new figures? And why even bother going on the hunt with gas skyrocketing along with the figure prices? Just order and have them delivered folks!

Saturday, February 26, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Collect All 92! Ree Yees


Return of the Jedi marked the return of the crazy aliens and this dude is one of the craziest! Collect All 92! takes a look at Ree Yees today. I wonder if that third eye is superfluous?

Friday, February 25, 2011 | Scott Pearson

2012 Star Wars Packaging Preview


The Official Site updated with a preview of the 2012 Star Wars Packaging, and it's definitely a change from what we have now. Expect Darth Maul to carry the banner, as The Phantom Menace 3-D will be the big media push! Love it? Hate it? Either way, come discuss it in Our Forums!

Friday, February 25, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Steel City Con - One Week Away!


Pittsburgh's Steel City Con returns March 4th-6th! With Doug Wangler (Quinlan Vos) in attendance, the PSWCS, and the 501st Garrison Carrida, this is sure to be another big Star Wars show! Read on for the details, including the AFA Graded Action Figure give-aways!

Friday, February 25, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Battlepack's Contents Confirmed


Hasbro Toy Shop revealed what the Army of the Republic battlepack would consist of. Click the images above to see the contents, and decide if it's a must-have for your Clone Wars collection! Boy, I wish realistic army building sets like this existed.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

More Chewbacca Videos


More videos have turned up hyping the appearance of Chewbacca in the season 3 finale of The Clone Wars 3-D. Check out the First Video as our furry friend tears up some Trandoshans, the nemesis of any Wookiee. And the Second Video is more like the teaser, but with commentary.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

K-Mart Joins The Fun


It was really only a matter of time, but welcome K-Mart to the price increase party. Figures went from $8.99 to $9.99 today. K-Mart's Rewards Program helps bring that price down though, but it's still better than other retailers asking $10 to $11 for their Star Wars Vintage figures. Will collectors push back by buying less, or possibly quitting? Time will tell.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: Toys R Us Sale: 2/20 - 2/26


This week the Clone Wars Deluxe Vehicles are 50% off at Toys R Us ($34.99), so now is a great time to pick up the overpriced ships you waited on! Also this week's ad states, "All Other Star Wars on Sale", though we're not sure what all that may mean exactly. Stop in and report your finds!

UPDATE: And just to update, ToysRUs.com is having a President's Day Sale, 20% off Star Wars Figures. It's slim pickings though, but check it out!

Monday, February 21, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

1:18 Military Figure News


We don't always post news from the 1:18 Scale Military world of toys, but with Toy Fair wrapping up, we were surprised with some new pictures given to us by an anonymous source. New 1:18 Scale Germans for the Our War line of toys, and which are still in the prototype stage (so changes are likely). Click the images above to check out these fantastic looking German Inantry from around 1943.

Friday, February 18, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Good Relations Being Established


Are you ready for a little chocolate in your peanutbutter, Star Wars style? Well the New York Times.com revealed a beloved Original Trilogy character will make his Clone Wars debut in in the season finale! Click the link and check out the furry details.

Friday, February 18, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Facebook


If you haven't done so already, make sure you Like and then follow one of your favorite Star Wars Collecting sites over on Facebook!

Thursday, February 17, 2011 | Scott Pearson

The Worst of the Line, 2011


Picking your favorites is as easy as picking your nose, but what about the 10 Worst Figures Hasbro ever made? It's tougher than you think. People are sharing their lists in Our Forums with what they feel are Hasbro's weakest attempts. Feel free to rail on your least loved lumps of plastic too! I actually appreciated Lolli-Pop Mace, sort of.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Pre-Orders at Entertainment Earth


Site sponsor Entertainment Earth have posted new Vintage Collection Pre-Orders fresh from Toy Fair 2011! Look for Vingage Wave 6 & Vintage Wave 7 cases, both listing for $109.99. Why waste gas and give money to your local retailer at this point?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Defender Wishlists 2011: The Phantom Menace


We're baaaack! JediDefender is proud to kick off the 8th Annual Wishlists with a look at The Phantom Menace. All you have to do to take part in our latest poll is come up with your Wishlist for your top ten 3-3/4" figures. Either submit via our forums or via e-mail. Results will again be hand delivered to Hasbro at Comic Con, so let the fun begin!

Monday, February 14, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Toy Fair 2011: Miscellaneous Folder


Toy Fair coverage continues, this time with an update to our Miscellaneous Gallery! From Kotobukiya, to Busts, to Super Heroes, and more! Click the link, check it out, and enjoy Toy Fair 2011 from your home.

Sunday, February 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Toy Fair 2011: Lego Galleries


Our Photo Galleries are updated now with our fantastic photography from the Lego Booth! Click through to check out some incredible images from the early morning Lego Press Event. Man, mini-figures are just too cute.

Sunday, February 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Toy Fair 2011: Uncle Milton Galleries


Toy Fair 2011 coverage continues, first with a look at the Uncle Milton booth at the show. We've been fortunate enough to review some of this company's fun and innovative products, so check out what they have planned for 2011!

Sunday, February 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Toy Fair Coverage Continues


Our crew at Toy Fair 2011 continue their work as they will cover Lego, Mattel, and other companies today! We'll be uploading images as the evening progresses, so stay tuned to Jedi Defender, and have fun soaking in all the impressive product coming this year!

Sunday, February 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Toy Fair 2011: Hasbro Star Wars Presentation


The Hasbro Star Wars Collector Presentation was the only way to see certain items unveiled at Toy Fair, so make sure you check our gallery of the slide-show out so you don't miss them! There's some outstanding toys in there you don't want to miss. When you're done viewing our galleries, visit Our Forums and get talking about all the news!

Sunday, February 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: Toy Fair 2011: Hasbro Floor Gallery Photos


Our gang in New York have been hard at work at Hasbro, and while they grab a bite we'll be finishing up the insanely detailed photography our guys sent back. Someone must've gotten a new camera for Christmas! Check out our Hasbro Image Galleries for Marvel, G.I. Joe, Transformers, and of course Star Wars!

UPDATE: The photo work after the show is always fast and furious. There are issues with some of the thumbnails for images not working, but the full image is there so scroll through and enjoy! We'll iron out the thumbs as we go along!.

Saturday, February 12, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: Toy Fair 2011: Early Hasbro News


Toy Fair 2011 is in swing with the Hasbro Presentation! Click through for some early details and highlights, and stay tuned for more news and images as the day goes on!

UPDATE: Keep checking this news post for updates as we get them from the Hasbro Presentation floor! Lots of news, even Indiana Jones news, to read!

Saturday, February 12, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Toy Fair 2011 Coverage


Our team is assembling in New York City for Toy Fair 2011, and we'll be bringing you coverage from Hasbro, Mattel, Lego and more! We're as excited as you are to see what toys we've just got to have in the coming year, so stay tuned to Jedi Defender as we bring you all the details in the next several days!

Friday, February 11, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Charming, to the Last


The Official Site revealed the only villain other than the Emperor to have any kind of power over Darth Vader, as the next new character on The Clone Wars series. It's none other than Captain Tarkin, who will debut in the new story-arc Citadel. This could be pretty interesting for Tarkin fans like myself!

Friday, February 11, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars Trailer


The Official Site unveiled the new Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars trailer. Click the link to check out the latest installment in one of the cooler Star Wars game series to hang around in a while.

Friday, February 11, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Collect All 92! Bib Fortuna


Collect All 92! returns with our first Return of the Jedi figure, Jabba's Majordomo, Bib Fortuna. This Twilek was one of the first figures released in 1983 and is in need of some modern tweaks. Head on in to the forums to check it out!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Mail-Away Vlix? Now That's Interesting


Our Forums are abuzz right now with a discussion over 2011 Mail-In Ideas. People have tossed a number of ideas around, but one truly seemed to keep in the spirit of the Rocket Firing Fett from last year. Vlix was mentioned, and is stirring some creative juices! Jump in and share your thoughts on Vlix or what you'd like to see instead!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

G.I. Joe: Renegades Q&A


The creative team with G.I. Joe: Renegades also allowed us to pick their brains with a single question, and we got our answer back! Read on to get the revealing details!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Transformers: Prime Q&A


The creative team with Transformers: Prime allowed us to pick their brains recently with one question regarding the series! Well we got our answer back, and it's pretty interesting. Read on for the brief Q&A!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Waste Some Time at Tosche Station


Customizing genius Dago-Bah is back at it again! This time he takes his keen eye for detail, and accurately recreates every tiny nuance of Tosche Station from the A New Hope deleted scenes. Visit our Customizing Forum to see a gallery of images, and share your amazement!

Monday, February 7, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Attack Shuttle Details Revealed


Transformers fan-site Seibertron.com revealed a Nuremburg Toy Fair image scan of 2011 Star Wars products. One image in particular is of interest though, as it highlights how the Clone Wars Republic Attack Shuttle transforms into a command base/playset. Click the image to check it out!

Monday, February 7, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Disney Star Wars Weekends Dates Announced


The Official Site updated with the schedule for the 2011 Disney Star Wars Weekends at the parks. Click the link, and make your plans! Remember too, the new Star Tours exhibit doesn't kick off till 5/20.

Saturday, February 5, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Premium Format Palpatine & Throne Pre-Order


Sideshow Collectibles posted the new Premium Format Emperor & Throne figure for pre-order. For a cool $500 + shipping, you can own this old freak! Go get your order in now.

Saturday, February 5, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars at the Toy Store


The Hollywood Reporter has a nice article up about how well the Star Wars brand did in the toy aisle this past year. Lucasfilm said it's the best year since 2005's Revenge of the Sith push. At today's prices though, I'd be disappointed with anything less if I were them. Check out the story for more details.

Saturday, February 5, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Steel City Con Returns - March 4th, 5th, & 6th


Pittsburgh's Steel City Con returns March 4th-6th! With Doug Wangler (Quinlan Vos) in attendance, the PSWCS, and the 501st Garrison Carrida, this is sure to be a big Star Wars show! Read on for some important hotel updates and other details.

Thursday, February 3, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Wedge Antilles Information


Site sponsor Entertainment Earth also posted a new assortment for Wave 3 Return of the Jedi, that now includes a slot for Wedge Antilles. Unfortunately it appears the case is packed with a number of figures nobody really wished for though, and only one Wedge. Have a "bad feeling about this"? Then share it in Our Forums!

Thursday, February 3, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New 2011 Saga Legends Assortment


Site sponsor Entertainment Earth posted a new assortment of 2011 Saga Legends figures for pre-order. Love 'em or hate 'em, they're still going to be part of the line! Sound off on this touchy subject in Our Forums!

Thursday, February 3, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

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