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February 2012


New Vintage & Clone Wars Pre-Orders At EE!


Site sponsor Entertainment Earth put up two new Star Wars Pre-Orders! Put your order in on 2012 Clone Wars Wave 2, featuring Clone Commando Boss and more! And also order up 2012 Vintage Wave 4.1 featuring, Hoth Luke, Dr. Evazan, Kithaba, and the elusive Wedge Antilles! This wave is going to be hot!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Indiana Jones Blu Ray This Fall


Fedora fans rejoice! The Indiana Jones Films are reported to come out on Blu-Ray this Fall according to SuperHeroHype.com! This is big news for for the Indy-starved. While it's unlikely Hasbro will throw us a bone with figures, it's still great news for IJ fans.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

The Clone Wars - Bounty


The Official Site posted the preview for this week's Clone Wars episode, Bounty! Dengar makes his first appearance, and he's apparantly sort of a jerk. And Boba just can't seem to find a good woman in his life. Check it out!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

JD Give Away - Fangbone!


We have another Jedi Defender give away, and this one is a little different. Forumite Speedermike is a published children's author, and has generously donated 3 sets of the first books in his new series, Fangbone, 3rd Grade Barbarian! This is a great set of books to introduce to our fans and their kids. Click through for details, as the contest ends this Thursday!

Monday, February 27, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us Sale - 2/26 to 3/3


Sure, $4 figures are great at Wal-Mart but your mileage is going to vary on that hunt. On the other hand, Toys R Us is running a Buy-2-Get-1-Free sale this week on all Star Wars, Marvel, G.I. Joe figures and more, and that's a nice deal too. Time for some good toy runs around the country.

Monday, February 27, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: Vintage Figure Clearance Finds


UPDATE: There seems to be confusion among readers. Not all Vintage figures are on clearance at Wal-Mart. This is very hit-and-miss. Some stores have Wave 10 on clearance, and others do not. Some have Wave 11, but not even in the system yet. The only constant seems to be figures from 2011 or older are on clearance for $4. Happy hunting and we hope that clears things up for our readers!

Sunday, February 26, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Steel City Con Returns - Next Weekend!


Pittsburgh's Steel City Con returns to the Monroeville Convention Center 3/2 - 3/4! Why do you want to attend? Because this show will feature Anthony Daniels (Saturday Only), Billy Dee Williams, & Corey Dee Williams, Billy's son, stunt double, and "Klaatu"! It's a huge show this March, so read on and get your plans ready to attend!

Saturday, February 25, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Figure Clearance Finds


It's becoming increasingly widespread! Fans around the country are finding Vintage Collection figures for a mere $4 at their local Wal-Mart stores. These clearance prices are certainly not limited to old figures though, as people as far East as Ohio sent in word that they found the Deleted Scene figures this cheap too. Lucky ducks!

Saturday, February 25, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: JD Give Away - Fangbone!


We have another Jedi Defender give away, and this one is a little different. Forumite Speedermike is a published children's author, and has generously donated 3 sets of the first books in his new series, Fangbone, 3rd Grade Barbarian! This is a great set of books to introduce to our fans and their kids. Click through for details!

UPDATE: Added the details needed for where to send your entries! Sorry for any confusion!

Thursday, February 23, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Defender Wishlists 2012: The Phantom Menace


We're baaaack! JediDefender is proud to kick off the 9th 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, on Facebook or via e-mail. Results will again be hand delivered to Hasbro at Celebration VI, so let the fun begin!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | Scott Pearson

Missing Toy Fair Battlepacks Slide Revealed


It pains me to even post the news on these, but POTF2.com posted a shot of the missing slide from Hasbro's Toy Fair presentation showing the new Battlepacks. All the figures are new, and all feature limited articulation and features, and seem to be aimed at a much younger audience I'm assuming. Feel free to check them out and share your thoughts in Our Forums.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

More Vintage Wave 11 Good News


More good news if you've been anxiously awaiting the Deleted Scene figures in the Vintage Collection! Not only are they being spotted at Target stores, but apparantly site sponsor Entertainment Earth has begun processing pre-orders of the assortment! If you haven't already ordered a case, go to the link and do so now as it's a pretty solid mix of Wave 10 and 11 figures!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Wave 11 Found In U.S.


We got an email from the guys at OnePerCase.net that the new Vintage Wave 11 figures were just found at a Northern California Target yesterday, and they snapped some carded pics for proof! That's some confirmation that these have indeed begun hitting in the U.S., so check out the pics and happy hunting!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage 2012 Wave 11 Found Down Under


Reports of Vintage Wave 11 being found on Ebay have given hope that the wave is out in the U.S., but no store reports so far. However, forumite 501st did report tonight that he found the Deleted Scene Figures in his native Australia, so they are showing up overseas for sure! Now we're anxious to hear some store reports of the new wave in the U.S.!

Monday, February 20, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

$5 Coupon At Target


Target.com has a $5 off $19.99 Star Wars Toy coupon! That's not a bad deal these days, and though it implies it's only good on one item, you never know if they'll take the coupon on a couple figures possibly.

Sunday, February 19, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

The Clone Wars - Massacre


The Official Site updated with a preview of this week's Clone Wars episode, Massacre. Family first for these sisters!

Sunday, February 19, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Early Target Discounts


Some 2012 product that really just saw retail is already getting discounted at some Target stores. We got reports of Sith 2-Packs, Battle Pods, and even some 2012 Clone Wars Figures seeing some price cuts early. This doesn't seem to be widespread, at least not yet, but good luck on your toy runs!

Friday, February 17, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

New Deluxe Arriving?


JediTempleArchives have reported that the new Deluxe Figure w/Vehicle sets have hit in the U.S. now! For Clone Wars fans this is a big deal since their selection is so limited this year.

Friday, February 17, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sam Witwer Maul Preview


Actor Sam Witwer, who hinted to us last Summer about his Return To Clone Wars, has a lengthy interview up on MTV regarding his role as Darth Maul! Check it out, but Spoiler Warnings Apply.

Friday, February 17, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

2013 Packaging Revealed?


Our friends at Yakface.com have further proof that 2013 will be the Year of Yoda, replacing the Maul packaging for this year. Check it out!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Toy Fair SlideShow Not Being Released


According to Yakface.com the Hasbro Star Wars Slide Show (and other brands it seems) from Toy Fair will not be distributed to the fan websites. Though they're not giving us that, they did give us a gallery of their Official Images, which are a nice substitute!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

New Vintage 3-Pack DPCI


Forumite JediMoses pointed out another new DPCI that has crept into the Target computer system. Number 087-06-1172 is for Vintage 3-Packs, and puts them at a whopping $24.99... I guess because they did so well at $20, right?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Lego Star Wars Renews Contract With Lucasfilm


Lego Star Wars continues to be one of the top performing licensees, not just on retail shelves but also in the eyes of the die-hard kids and collectors who support it! Well today Lego announced that they've renewed their contract for 10 more years! This is great news for fans, so check out the link for the details.

Monday, February 13, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us Sale - 2-12 to 2-18


Toys R Us is running a 30% Off All Star Wars sale this week, and if you spend $35 you also get a Free Darth Maul Flash Drive! Sure this sale basically only gets the Toys R Us prices down to other store's basic prices, but it's better than nothing and a freebie too.

Sunday, February 12, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

2012 Exclusives Leaked?


The guys over at POTF2.com got an interesting set of pictures, possibly of a Rebel Pilots (Battle of Yavin) multi-pack, and the long-rumored Ewoks multi-pack! These have started a lot of discussion in our Vintage Rumors thread, so check them out and join in!

Sunday, February 12, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

2012 Toy Fair - Hasbro Event!


It's that time of year again! It's the start of Toy Fair, and we've got our gallery posted from the Hasbro Toy Fair Event! With our friend P-Siddy attending for us we got a nice gallery of Star Wars, G.I. Joe and more! Check out the link and head into Our Forums to chat up all the new toys.

Saturday, February 11, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Fan's Choice Winner - Mara Jade Skywalker


Fans are either elated or annoyed right now that Mara Jade Skywalker has been announced as the latest winner of Hasbro's Fan's Choice Poll! Head into Our Forums where this announcement from Toy Fair already has the chatter going.

Saturday, February 11, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Toy Fair - It Begins!


It's time again for New York Toy Fair! We're getting information live from the show from our friend efranks from Imperial Holocron.com, via his Twitter (@ImpHolocron)! He's letting us pass on the information to you, so read on for the details and make sure you follow Eric on Twitter!

Saturday, February 11, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

The Clone Wars - Maul's Revenge


Entertainment Weekly posted a teaser for The Clone Wars, highlighting the return of Darth Maul! If you haven't had enough of him after this weekend (between TPM3D and Toy Fair), you've got the cartoon to look forward to! Man, his new house is a real dump.

Saturday, February 11, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant Premiere Guild Gift Preview


Gentle Giant updated with a look at the 2012 Premiere Guild Gifts tonight. Check out previews of the Clone Commando Mini-Bust, Rebel Fleet Trooper Mini-Bust, and a bit of a curve ball with the first Jumbo Vintage Return of the Jedi figure, Gammorean Guard!

Saturday, February 11, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars "Darth Maul Give Away"


Hasbro has sent along details of their Lifesize Darth Maul Give-Away to our readers, in conjunction with tonight's release of The Phantom Menace 3D! You have till 8/31 to enter for the Maul, but in the meantime you have tons of new Star Wars product hitting retail shelves right now! Click the link for the full details so you can win a bit of the Darkside, and good luck!

Thursday, February 9, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Mandalorian Transports Landing Soon


Site sponsor Entertainment Earth posted pre-orders for the Mandalorian Assault Transport on their site, and this should come as a great relief to collectors who thought this ship was lost in space! Head over and pre-order NOW for only $29.99!

Thursday, February 9, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News - Big Bad Toy Store


Site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store is running a Valentine's Day Sale! The sale encompasses overstock items from Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Marvel, & more! Read on for more product listings!

Thursday, February 9, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

The Clone Wars - Crisis On Naboo


The Official Site posted a preview of this week's Clone Wars episode, Crisis On Naboo. The plot to kidnap Palpatine grows, and Kenobi's time to foil it is running out! Check out the video, and get ready for more Bounty Hunter action this week!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars Kinect - April 3rd!


Thanks to twitter follower Matt for the heads up, as X-Box Live's Major Nelson revealed the release date for the X-Box Kinect Star Wars bundle! Look for this April 3rd and to cost a hefty $450! Check out the link, and get ready for the pretty slick Galactic Dance Off mode included in the game! Dancing with the Star(s) Wars?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Discover The Force Sightings At Wal-Mart


The Wal-Mart Exclusive Discover The Force figures are surfacing all over the country right now. And as you can see at Yakface.com, they're surfacing in a temporary aisle display. The figures are pretty impressive as I noted in our early look at the Ric Olie & Naboo Pilot figures! Now go forth and find good toys.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Steel City Con Returns - March 2nd to 4th


Pittsburgh's Steel City Con returns to the Monroeville Convention Center 3/2 - 3/4! Why do you want to attend? Because this show will feature Anthony Daniels (Saturday Only), Billy Dee Williams, & Corey Dee Williams, Billy's son, stunt double, and "Klaatu"! It's a huge show this March, so read on and get your plans ready to attend!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Wal-Mart Clearances Expand?


Sporadic reports have come in that some Wal-Mart stores are clearancing Vintage Collection and Deluxe sets. These are, at this time, not happening at all Wal-Mart stores, but there do seem to be more than a couple reports around now.

Sunday, February 5, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Premium Format Rex Teaser


Sideshow Collectibles once again teases its fans with a glimpse at Premium Format Capt. Rex! Clone fans should be excited to see the full reveal on this one.

Sunday, February 5, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Reveals Retaliation Toy Launch


Hasbro.com unveiled the toys that will accompany G.I. Joe: Retaliation hitting theaters! The new look for this movie should really appeal to the core collectors, and it's represented well in the figures. Also look to the bottom for Hasbro's SDCC G.I. Joe Exclusives, which fans are sure to be excited about, and maybe a little nervous as well. Get ready for a big year in "The Pit"!

Sunday, February 5, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

G.I. Joe News - Retaliation Revealed


USAToday.com gives us the first look at the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation action figures! Check out the new Cobra Commander, Road Block, and many more by clicking the link! Fans are certainly liking the more classic looks of their costumes in our Joe Defender Forums!

Thursday, February 2, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro - Star Wars Vintage Collection 2012 Breakdown


Rebelscum.com intercepted a 2012 Vintage Collection list via UK online retailer Toyz & Gamez today, and there's a ton of new information! Ready for an "EU Republic Trooper"? Also it seems Sandtroopers may make a return this year. Check out the list and then visit our Vintage Rumors Thread where we're already devouring the news!

Thursday, February 2, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Target Jumps On Clearance Train


Even though they've been upstaged by Wal-Mart, Target stores are now jumping on the clearance train and pushing out all the old Star Wars stock for 50% Off or more! From Vintage 3-packs, Deluxe, and more, head to your local red dot to find some deals as reports have come in from around the U.S.!

Thursday, February 2, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Premium Format Aayla Secura Revealed


Sideshow Collectibles is delivering every nerd's fantasy woman with a new figure! Check out the full reveal of the new Premium Format Aayla Secura in the production blog, and get ready to pre-order her this Thursday!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

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