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NEWS ARCHIVES

November 2002


"Creature Of The Week"



This week we are profiling those creepy, centipede assasins from AOTC, the Kouhuns.

Saturday, November 30, 2002 | Chris Belle

Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
Update For Week of 11/29/02


Here is your weekly update from Star Wars Galaxies:An Empire Divided.

Saturday, November 30, 2002 | Chris Belle

TRU's Pegs Stocked Nicely

It was a great day for most of us who showed up at Toys 'R Us at 6:00am (Friday, November 29), because TRU had their pegs stocked quite nicely. For the first time I came across Ephant Mon and the Endor Rebel Soldier (without goatee) in an actual store, and naturally I had to quickly snag them up. It was mass hysteria in the store, but for the most part I think most Star Wars collectors left with smiles on their faces.

Saturday, November 30, 2002 | Chris Rhoads

Give Away Winner

The winner of the JediDefender.com give away for the Yoda (Jedi High Council), Destroyer Droid, Ephant Mon, Unleashed Darth Tyranus, and Unleashed Mace Windu is forum member Bounty Hunter. Congratulations! You have one week to contact me at cberry@jedidefender.com. Stay tuned to see what the next give away will be!

Friday, November 29, 2002 | Chris Berry

Lego Star Destroyer = Unexpected Delay

Today in the mail I received a notice from Lego about my status on the Imperial Star Destroyer. Yes, it is being delayed due to unexpected events.

Friday, November 29, 2002 | David Syczylo

Holiday Coverage 2002

Kicking off today is the JediDefender Holiday Coverage 2002. The coverage will showcase information on what is being found around the country during this Holiday season. Today, Black Friday is the starting date, the most busy shopping day of the year. Many great sales can be found today along with the possibility of a rare find. To make this coverage a success we need YOU to send in your reports to us at news@jedidefender.com. The coverage page can be found by clicking here. Thank You!

Friday, November 29, 2002 | Chris Berry

Poll Results

Our last poll asked you "What Do You Think Of The AOTC DVD Extras?". The winning answer was "Very Nice" with 46.8%. To view the total results, please read the full story. This weeks poll asks "What Store Will You Visit First On Black Friday?". Be sure to vote!

Friday, November 29, 2002 | Chris Berry

Thanksgiving Greetings From ToyFellas.com

Toy Fellas.com wants to wish every one a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.

Save big with our all ready low prices and take an additional 10% off all orders $25.00 or more or take 15% off all order $75.00 or more. You also have the option to pay by Paypal.

We've Got the Toys You Need, So Forget About It!

Toy Fellas.com

Thursday, November 28, 2002 | Chris Berry

Free Shipping At Crazy Star Wars

CrazyStarWars.com has a no shipping charges for U.S. and Canada custormers and a flat fee for all other international customers. Just in time for the holidays. Limited time only. We also have the Boba Fett mini bust for preorder and Other DC statues for order or preorder. Thank you and have a save holiday.

Thursday, November 28, 2002 | Chris Berry

Federation Toys Latest Star Wars Items

Hello, we at Federation Toys just wanted to let all of our fellow collectors know that we have received more new figures from the Saga and Deluxe lines and we have reduced prices on a lot of older Saga and POTJ. We just received another wave of Master Replicas Anakin FX lightsabers today, they are $120.00 + S/H each and they are better then you can imagine. AWESOME! Tell your friends to mention you sent them and they can save $$$. Thanks and hope everyone has a great safe THANKSGIVING Day!!!

Thursday, November 28, 2002 | Chris Berry

KEBco Toys Christmas Giveaway Extraordinaire

KEBco Toys is having a FREE "Why I Wanna Win" Christmas contest until Dec. 15th, 2002.

One lucky contestant will win a 12" inch POTF Toys R Us Dewback and Sandtrooper exclusive, a 5 card POTF Red Card Set with (Luke, Leia, Han, C3P0 and R2D2), and a set of EP2 12" figures with (Droid, Wesell and Dooku). To learn more about the contest and read the official rules, please read the "Full Story".

Thursday, November 28, 2002 | Chris Berry

Ephant Mon Now Back At K and C Collectibles

The Ephant Mon action figure from Return of the Jedi has arrived at K and C Collectibles. While you are browsing check out the new section called "Newly Added Items" on the left hand side of our front page.

New Items:
Ephant Mon
Pre-order your Star Wars Collectible Pins from Pin USA by November 30th.

K and C Collectibles

Thursday, November 28, 2002 | Chris Berry

Back On Track

This past week I took a bit of a break from the website in order to regain some sanity in my life. It has been a lot working on the launch and maintenance on the site. I now am back on track and will continue to bring you what you expect. Thank you all for your loyalty and patience.

Thursday, November 28, 2002 | Chris Berry

Exclusive 20 Figure Gift Sets

Coming from TOMY, Hasbro´s Japanese brother.

Thursday, November 28, 2002 | Peter Schuster

Need A Reason To Join?

Have you been wanting to join the Star Wars Insider Fan Club but have not yet done so?

Maybe you need a reason or two to join.
Well if you are one of these people who have been putting off your subscription to the Insider now is the time to join up. Not only do you get member benefits, you also get the inside information.

Thursday, November 28, 2002 | David Syczylo

Happy Thanksgiving!!

The Staff at JediDefender would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Don't forget that The Phantom Menace is on television tonight. Check your TV guide for time and channel.

Thursday, November 28, 2002 | Chris Belle

A FREE TIE Fighter for members

A LEGO Mini one, of course.

Wednesday, November 27, 2002 | Peter Schuster

Hasbro Unveils New Unleashed Photos


Hasbro today unveiled new pictures of the upcoming Slave Leia and Removable Helmet ESB Darth Vader. They looks really nice and should be released early next year!!! Click to the full story for larger pictures!!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2002 | Scott Pearson

Cantina Alien of the Week: Lirin Car'n



This week's Cantina Dude is a member of the band the Modal Nodes, sorta. Lirin Car'n is seen sitting at one of the tables and in EU lore has been called one of the backup Kloo Horn players for the band. Lirin is a pretty easy cutom by swapping heads and hands with a POTJ Ben Kenobi. I doubt Lirin would ever be released so Customize away if you want to include him in your Cantina diorama

Wednesday, November 27, 2002 | Scott Pearson

Black Friday Store Reports

This Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year in the US and with all the hustle and bustle means lots of looking for the latest and greatest Star Wars toys! We invite you to report what you find in our super duper new forums!

As an added bonus for reporting your news and registering in the forums you are entered to win the KebCo giveaway which includes the new Yoda and Destroyer Droid as well as everyone's favorite wrinkled mass Ephant Mon.

Click here to start posting your Black Friday Finds!!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2002 | Scott Pearson

Holo Gunray

Our friends over at Galactic Hunter did it again

Wednesday, November 27, 2002 | Peter Schuster

Toys-R-Us Black Friday Front Setup

Many of you know that the day after Thanksgiving is known as "BLACK FRIDAY". It is a day full of savings when you shop at your local stores. But what is in store for you at Toys-R-Us?

Monday, November 25, 2002 | David Syczylo

Star Wars Online Gift Guide

There are a ton of great gift ideas for the Star Wars fan this year. The retailers have stocked up on the Star Wars merchandise and offer items that range from the ‘on sale’ to the expensive, the common to the exclusive and the general to the eccentric. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, I have created a small guide to help you with gift giving ideas and to add to your holiday wish list.

Sunday, November 24, 2002 | Thomas Grey

JediDefender Checklists

This is a reminder to our readers that our checklists are 100% complete and ready for you to use. There are 2 sets of checklists, one for the variation hunters and one for the non-variation collectors. The JediDefender checklists have every variation out there. They will be constantly updated as new Saga variations are found. We also encourage you to send in the variations you have found so they can be added to the database. Included with each line is a printable format for ease of use. Our checklists page can be found here.

Saturday, November 23, 2002 | Chris Berry

Master Replicas First Release for 2003

Master Replicas, the official Star Wars prop replica producer has announced the first new release for 2003.

Saturday, November 23, 2002 | Thomas Grey

Fans Busted by Gentle Giant

The Official site previews three new Jedi.



Three lucky Star Wars fans will be receiving detailed busts of themselves as Jedi Knights, courtesy of Gentle Giant Studios. At Celebration II this past spring, Gentle Giant had their revolutionary laser scanners set up at the Dark Horse Comics booth, and scanned hundreds of fans as part of the "Become a Jedi" contest.

Friday, November 22, 2002 | Chris Belle

Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
Update For Week of 11/22/02


Here is your weekly SW Galaxies update.

Friday FAQ: Creature Training
This latest FAQ update discusses skills, powers, and health issues in regard to training baby creatures within the game.

Friday, November 22, 2002 | Chris Belle

StarWars.com - The Making Of Dexter Jettster

StarWars.com has posted a new article entitled "A CG Cast of Thousands", with the focus being on Dexter Jettster.

Friday, November 22, 2002 | Brad Soldato

Clone Pilot Paint Error

For those of you who like to collect variations I have a new one for you. The Clone Trooper Pilot has a paint error.

Friday, November 22, 2002 | David Syczylo

First Look At Star Wars Tales # 14



The Official Site offers a first glimpse at both cover versions as well as some great pencil art. This issue will be out on December 4th.

Friday, November 22, 2002 | Peter Schuster

Bounty Hunter Trailer



The Official Site debuts a great trailer for the new game.

Thursday, November 21, 2002 | Peter Schuster

Toy Fellas News

Start your holiday shopping early at Toy Fellas.com. We have started to drop prices on many great items, so you can start your holiday shopping early. Most EP II Basic figures as low as $3.99, Slave 1 $24.99, Jedi Starfighter $19.99, Anakin's & Zam Wesell's Speeders $9.99 each.

Thursday, November 21, 2002 | Chris Berry

New Unleashed Images

There is a small, blurred photo of upcoming Unleashed figures including the new Darth Vader and Princess Leia.

Thursday, November 21, 2002 | Peter Schuster

Holiday Shopping Ideas: Action Figure Display Cases



Need some ideas to give someone for the upcoming Holiday Gift Giving season? How about a nifty display case?

Thursday, November 21, 2002 | Scott Pearson

StarWars.com Updates

Two new Image Attacks and a Classic Moment are on the main page, click here for details and direct links.

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 | Brad Soldato

Bounty Hunter Gone Gold

This time for the Gamecube

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 | Peter Schuster

New Books in the Boba Fett and Jedi Quest series!

Scholastic Inc. continues chronicling the adventures that helped mold young Boba Fett and Anakin Skywalker into legends with 3 new books.

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 | Brad Soldato

Episode III : Chewie Strikes Back ?

Will we see Chewbacca in Episode III ?

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 | Peter Schuster

Creation Entertainment's Grand Slam 11!

Make your reservations and pack your bags!!! Creation Entertainment have announced the line-up of starsthat will appear at the 11th Annual Grand Slam Sci-Fi Summit in Pasedena, California from March 28 -30, 2003.

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 | Thomas Grey

New NJO Information from StarWars.com

The Official Site has confirmed another NJO title.

Tuesday, November 19, 2002 | Chris Belle

Clone Wars : Escape from Dagu

And another title gets added to the growing list of Clone Wars titles.

Tuesday, November 19, 2002 | Peter Schuster

Flashback Focus

This is a tributary weekly article that spotlights the Star Wars toys & action figures from a long, long time ago...

Tuesday, November 19, 2002 | Thomas Grey

Star Wars Galaxies Developer Chat

The next developer chat has been scheduled for Monday, November 25th at 6 P.M. Pacific. The topic of the chat is general and open to your questions about SWG. The Devs will also talk about the progress in beta testing.

As always, over at LucasArts.

Tuesday, November 19, 2002 | Peter Schuster

NO Tyderium this year

We will be missing one big package under the X-mas tree this year

Monday, November 18, 2002 | Peter Schuster

Amazon.Com says NO MORE R2-D2's

This is being sent to all who had asked e-mail notices about the Silver R2-D2.

Greetings from www.amazon.com
We've recently learned from our supplier that the item you requested to be notified about, Star Wars Episode II Attack Of The Clones: R2-D2, will not be available in the foreseeable future.

It's possible that someone may be selling this item through Amazon Auctions or zShops. We encourage you to search for it there if you're still interested in purchasing this item:
www.amazon.com/auctions
www.amazon.com/zshops

We're sorry not to have better news for you.

Sincerely,
Amazon.com Customer Service

Monday, November 18, 2002 | David Syczylo

Clone Wars Animated Series Speculation

With the Cartoon Network's 'Lightsaber Giveaway', it's hard not speculate that the Cartoon Network has begun dealing with George Lucas, and in effect will eventually begin airing the rumored 'Clone Wars' animated series. I summarize what rumors we have so far.

Monday, November 18, 2002 | Brad Soldato

Win a Lightsaber autographed by George Lucas!

The Cartoon Network is having an online contest for all kids 4 to 18 years of age.

Monday, November 18, 2002 | Brad Soldato

E-Wing Fighter added to the StarWars.com Databanks



The E-wing starfighter first appeared in the Dark Empire comic series and is one of the few Expanded Universe vessels to have been reproduced as a toy in the Action Fleet line of starships.

Monday, November 18, 2002 | Brad Soldato

Clone Wars: The Cestus Deception

Scheduled for June 2004, this Clone Wars hardcover novel by author Steven Barnes, will feature Obi-Wan Kenobi and Kit Fisto uncovering a deadly new type of battle droid!

Monday, November 18, 2002 | Brad Soldato

Sponsor News: KEBco Toys

KEBco Toys is still offering FREE shipping on all domestic orders of $25.00 or more until Jan. 31st, 2003. Also, on all domestic orders of $40.00 or more we will include a FREE Star Wars figure in your package. The FREE figure will be a Star Wars figure of our choice from 1995-2002 valued at $3.99 to $12.00.

Many items in our online store have been reduced for the holidays.

Monday, November 18, 2002 | Chris Berry

Cantina Alien of the Week: Leesub Sirln



Next up in the Cantina Alien of the week is the mysterious and hard to spot Leesub Sirln

Monday, November 18, 2002 | Scott Pearson

Complete 2003 List Plus Exclusives

Galactic Hunter has done it again. They have posted a complete list of 2003 figures plus the store exclusives. We can look forward to a very nice selection of figures next year!

Sunday, November 17, 2002 | Chris Berry

K and C Collectibles Holiday Shopping

All new Star Wars merchandise has arrived this week at K and C Collectibles. Visit their site for your holiday shopping. Latest items include:

Sunday, November 17, 2002 | Chris Berry

Star Wars Hallmark Ornaments 1996-2002


Before we swing into the Chrismas mood of things, I’ve compiled a list of every Star Wars Hallmark Ornament made so far.

Sunday, November 17, 2002 | Brad Soldato

Star Wars Finally Kubrick’d!

Medicom has finally decided to create a line of Kubricks for the Star Wars Universe!

Sunday, November 17, 2002 | Thomas Grey

An SOTE-like Multimedia Event In 2003 ?

CLONE WARS to be something like SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE? Some different sources lead to that conclusion.

Sunday, November 17, 2002 | Peter Schuster

CREATURE OF THE WEEK

Previously a segment on JediChris.net, it has been continued here. This weeks installment is the Suubatar! If you've never heard of it, read on to find out why.

Sunday, November 17, 2002 | Chris Belle

Top 10 Most Wanted and Variant Vision

This Top 10 list is based on figures from the AOTC/SAGA 3 3/4” line. The list is created using various on line auction site results, monthly value guides and a little personal opinion.

Sunday, November 17, 2002 | Thomas Grey

JediChris.net Give Away Winner

The winner of the JediChris.net give away for the Lott Dod(Neimoidian Senator), Watto (Mos Espa Junk Dealer) and Tusken Raider (with Massiff) is D_Arthritis. You have been contacted regarding shipping information.

Be sure to enter our current give away! Good Luck!

Saturday, November 16, 2002 | Chris Berry

The Latest On The Clone Wars Animated Series Rumor



Is it posible we may be seeing a cartoon based on the Clone Wars? Check here for details!

Saturday, November 16, 2002 | Brad Soldato

Special Report - Understanding The Coleman-iacs

With the Bothan Spy's posting of the Hasbro's 2003 Production List, Coleman Trebor has still yet to see the plastic treatment. I check in with the Coleman Trebor Fan Club to see how they're going.

Saturday, November 16, 2002 | Brad Soldato

2003 Product List

The Bothan Spy has posted the 2003 Hasbro product list for viewing. Quite a few from the POTJ line.

Saturday, November 16, 2002 | Chris Berry

Star Wars Insider 64



The Star Wars Insider's 64th Issue has a double cover, this time. The standard front page has Jango Fett and the usual Headlines, while on the Exclusive cover there's a retro-depiction of Han Solo and the subtitle of "The Return of Bantha Tracks". If you look inside from there, you'll find the magazine is a flip-over style print with a about 10 pages of Bantha Tracks, and from there the standard magazine takes up the rest (about 99 pages).

Saturday, November 16, 2002 | Brad Soldato

Sale of the Century!!!

Currently there is an auction taking place on Ebay that could well be the Star Wars Sale of the Century!

Saturday, November 16, 2002 | Thomas Grey

TIE Bomber in SAGA box

Check out some detailed pictures of the new re-release.

Saturday, November 16, 2002 | Peter Schuster

Introducing Bastila Shan

What, you don't know this name ?

Saturday, November 16, 2002 | Peter Schuster

Vehicle Stamps from Australia Post



In celebration of the release of Episode II on DVD and VHS, this month Australia Post will release its third Star Wars Souvenir Stamp issue for worldwide sales. Joining the Episode II Souvenir Stamp Sheet and the 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Stamp Pack released this May will be a limited edition stamp pack featuring vehicles of the Star Wars saga.

Friday, November 15, 2002 | Chris Belle

CLONE WARS Animated Series?

Rumor has it that an animated series based on the Clone Wars may be aired on the Cartoon Network as soon as next year.

Friday, November 15, 2002 | Brad Soldato

Chronicling the Clone Wars

LucasBooks will be chronicling the events of the Clone Wars through a publishing program that will cover the Clone Wars in comics, adult novels, middle grade fiction, audio books, short stories and more!

Friday, November 15, 2002 | Brad Soldato

JediDefender.com Debut!

I would personally like to welcome you to JediDefender.com. This site was created to bring back the community to this great hobby, Star Wars collecting. JediDefender was made for you, the diehard collector. We have worked very hard over the past 5 months to get this site running.

It has been designed with you in mind. We wanted to bring you ease of use, content and sense of community. The community factor is one of my personal goals, collecting and the internet can be so great. The internet and websites allow you to interact with the hobby. You can communicate with collectors just like yourself from all over the world and reference to the hobby is right at your fingertips.

Friday, November 15, 2002 | Chris Berry

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