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November 2006


New Titanium 3" Vehicles Found at Retail


A few folks have e-mailed to let us know about a new wave of 3" Scale Titanium Series vehicles found at their local Toys R Us and Wal-Mart stores! Wave 15 includes six new Star Wars vehicles and two more classic Battlestar Galactica ships as well! Thanks to all those who e-mailed with the tip!

Thursday, November 30, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Saga Wave 8 Appears at Retail


Reports are still sporadic, but it appears that Saga Wave 8 is poised to hit retail in abundance soon. Reports so far have mainly been at Mid-West Target stores ($6.64), but there have been a few East Coast Wal-Mart reports ($6.63) as well! These should be available everywhere soon, so keep your eyes open the next time you're out and about on your Holiday shopping trips!

Thursday, November 30, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Name the Newest Sith Lord - Reminder


StarWars.com is hosting a brand new contest that lets YOU choose the name of the next Sith Lord! In the fifth book of the new Legacy of the Force series, Sacrifice by Karen Traviss, Jacen Solo will reveal his Sith name - one chosen by the fans! Head on over and submit your Sith suggestion today!

*Just a reminder that today is the last day to enter! Submit your choice by midnight (EST) for a chance to win! The top five Darth entries will be listed on StarWars.com for a fan vote between January 23, 2007 and February 27, 2007.

Thursday, November 30, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Give-Away - 12" Kit Fisto!


JediDefender and Sideshow Collectibles have teamed up to give you the chance to win one of Sideshow’s 12" Kit Fisto figures! Check out our Give-Away page for all the details on how you can win!

*Just a reminder that today is the last day to enter our current Give-Away!

Thursday, November 30, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Secrets of Star Wars 07 Update


The Official Site updates with another new photo in the Hyperspace exclusive Secrets of Star Wars 07 feature. Head on over for the latest sneak peek at the concept art for what will be the biggest multi-media event of 2007!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Artist Series: Tim Bradstreet


StarWars.com has posted their latest entry in the Star Wars Artist Series. Head on over for a profile on Star Wars illustrator/designer Tim Bradstreet, a longtime contributor to Dark Horse Star Wars comics!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Gentle Giant Blog Update


Gentle Giant has updated their blog with news of a few items that are shipping to distributors and retailers this week:

  • Rancor Statue
  • Mos Eisley Cantina Bookends
  • Animated Darth Vader Maquette

    Wednesday, November 29, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Lucasfilm Layeth Down The Smack

    Lucasfilm have once again handed the old C&D out to a copyright infringer. This time focusing on bootleg lightsabers, the folks at LFL have demanded the halt of operations to a Maryland-based company making pirated lightsaber products. Read on for all the details.

    Wednesday, November 29, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

    Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


    Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Legacy #6 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait until tomorrow to read it? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for a preview to tide you over!

    Tuesday, November 28, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    SW Insider Online Supplement - Fan Club Magazine #22


    Now available to Hyperspace members is the latest Star Wars Insider Online Supplement. This edition features Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine #22, which originally shipped in 1994. Head on over to the Official Site to check it out!

    Monday, November 27, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    JediDefender Forum Spotlight


    Once again, it's time to highlight one of the great topics from our forums. This past weekend, Star Wars Kubrick Series 7 was released in Japan and once again, JediDefender is your home for all things Kubrick. Looking for Master Case layouts? Chase figure ratios? The best place to buy on-line? Then head on into the forums to join in the discussion!

    Monday, November 27, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    On Sale This Week at Target


    In case you missed it, Target's weekly Sunday sales ad featured the exclusive Imperial Shuttle (DPCI# 087-06-0483). Billed as a "Limited Time" item for the Holidays, Target stores now feature a full endcap of Shuttles for just $59.99 (plus tax). When they are gone, they are gone (no rain checks) so go get yours now!

    Monday, November 27, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Unleashed Battle Pack 10-Packs Hit Retail


    I came across the three new Cinema Scene 10-packs for the Unleashed Battle Packs line this evening at a SoCal Target. Included in the lineup are scenes depicting the Battles of Hoth, Geonosis, and Kashyyk, each of which ring up at $19.99 a pop. As a reminder, the figures included herein are made up entirely of re-releases and repaints from earlier Unleashed 4-packs. Happy hunting!

    Sunday, November 26, 2006 | Matt Colman

    Titanium Figures & Galactic Heroes Update


    The folks over at Hasbro updated tonight with images of new Titanium Figures as well as glimpses at new Galactic Heroes figures as they delve into the Expanded Universe some. Read on for the details!

    Sunday, November 26, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

    Felucia Battlepack Revealed


    The gang at the German collecting site 4-Inches.De have the scoop again with the first packaged images of the Felucia Battlepack. The set looks like an army builder's dream, including Commander Bly, 3 Felucia grunts (Evolutions sculpt), and Jedi Master Secura (ROTS sculpt). Hopefully the Bly will be the 3rd, and rarer paintjob of the figure so people can finally check that one off their lists. Click the images above to head on over to their site and check it out!

    Sunday, November 26, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

    Kubrick Series 7 Chase Figure - Anakin Skywalker


    More Star Wars Kubrick Series 7 secret chase figure news! Click on the thumbnail above for a closer look at the third chase figure to pop up, old guy Anakin Skywalker! Early reports list the Blue Royal Guard as 2:48 chase figures, while Yakface and Old Anakin are appearing as 1:96 chase figures!

    Saturday, November 25, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Starship Battles In Full Swing


    The new Miniatures game, Starship Battles, is out on the shelves and the fleets are deployed. The WOTC boards have a complete list of the ships in the set, plus pictures and stats for ALL the ships! Just click the fighters above if you want to check them all out.

    Early reports are that there are major warping issues with a lot of the ships, however there is word that some Micro Machine ships are compatible in scale with the Wizards ships too (and help make up for the slight lack of variety Wizards dished out).

    Saturday, November 25, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

    Exclusive Black & White Animated Darth Vader


    Blister.jp has revealed the third piece in the exclusive Black and White Maquette Series from Gentle Giant - Animated Darth Vader. The edition size has once again been set at 500 pieces with 250 available in the USA (no details yet) and 250 exclusive to Blister.jp in Japan.

    Friday, November 24, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    WOTC Starship Battles Update


    Wizards of the Coast offers up their sixth preview of two starships from the upcoming Starship Battles expansion set - a Techno Union Starfighter and a Utapaun Starfighter! Head on over for all the details on these two new minis!

    Friday, November 24, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Kubrick Series 7 Chase Figure - Yakface


    More Star Wars Kubrick Series 7 secret chase figure news! Click on the thumbnail above for a closer look at the second chase figure to pop up, Yakface! No details yet on the rarity of the chase figures, but we expect more info soon!

    Friday, November 24, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Kubrick Series 7 Chase Figure - Blue Royal Guard


    Now that Star Wars Kubrick Series 7 has been officially released in Japan, we finally get our first look at the secret chase figures! Click on the thumbnail above for a closer look at the first chase figure to pop up, the Blue Royal Guard! No details yet on the rarity of the chase figures, but we expect more info soon!

    Friday, November 24, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Happy Turkey Day!


    From all of us here at JediDefender.com, we'd like to wish all our readers a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the day off and all the good grub. And get ready for tomorrow's big shopping day.

    Thursday, November 23, 2006 | Ryan Phipps

    Complete Black Friday Sale List


    With Black Friday rapidly approaching, word of all the different sales has become increasingly cluttered and it all starts to get jumbled up together. Here at JediDefender.com we have come up with a handy little list with all of the known Black Friday sales and specials related to Star Wars merchandise. If you plan on braving the crowds this Friday, make sure to take this list with you so you can find the best deals this holiday weekend!

    Thursday, November 23, 2006 | Ryan Phipps

    New Star Wars Kubrick Box Set


    Medicom has updated their website today with news of a new Star Wars Kubrick Box Set! This set features five new figures (six if you count Yoda) and will be offered exclusively through the Medicom Collector's Club as a mail-away (6090 Yen). Unfortunately, the Collector Club is not available outside Japan, so watch for these on eBay in the spring!

    Thursday, November 23, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    WCC23 Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper Kubrick


    World Character Convention 23 takes place on December 3rd in Japan and once again there will be an exclusive Star Wars Kubrick item! The Shadow Stormtrooper Kubrick will set you back 1575 Yen and is limited to 2006 pieces. As usual, only 1000 pieces will be sold at the show and the other 1006 pieces will be offered via the Medicom Collector's Club (Japan only)!

    Thursday, November 23, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Gentle Giant Blog Update - Princess Leia Statue


    Gentle Giant updates their blog today with new details on the upcoming Princess Leia as Jabba's Slave statue! All of the last-minute changes have been reviewed and approved, so head on over and check out the new pictures of the revised final product!

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    New Acme Character Key - Kit Fisto


    The next Clone Wars Character Key from ACME Archives is now up for pre-order at Sideshow Collectibles! Jedi Master Kit Fisto is available in two forms: Unframed for $29.99 or Framed for $39.99 (plus shipping).

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    New Sideshow Radio Podcast


    Today's edition of Sideshow Radio offers up more 12" Star Wars figure news! Head on over and download the podcast today for details on the upcoming Star Wars Saturday Event, "Whine Like a Skywalker" contest entries, and more!

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Sideshow Edition Sizes Announced


    The latest Sideshow Newsletter has edition size details for the upcoming Jabba's Palace themed sets. 12" Jabba the Hutt (regular edition) will be set at 4000 pieces, Jabba's Throne Environment will be set at 4200 pieces, and the Salacious Crumb Creature Pack (regular edition) will be set at 4500 worldwide. These items are sold out, but the wait list is still open for those who missed out!

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    R2-D2 Mimobot at StarWarsShop


    The fourth Series 1 mimobot from Mimoco is now available for pre-order at StarWarsShop! The R2-D2 mimobot Designer USB Flash Drive is available in two sizes, 1GB or 2GB, and comes preloaded with bonus Star Wars mimobot content including trailers, soundbites, avatars, and more!

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Secrets of Star Wars 07 Update


    The Official Site updates with another new photo in the Hyperspace exclusive Secrets of Star Wars 07 feature. Head on over for the latest sneak peek at the concept art for what will be the biggest multi-media event of 2007!

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Star Wars Celebration Europe Is Growing!


    Due to the high level of fan interest in Star Wars Celebration Europe, the event is being moved from Earl's Court to a much larger venue, ExCeL, London. The move does not affect the date of the event. Stay tuned to StarWars.com and CelebrationEurope.com for further updates.

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    FatHead Taking Star Wars Pre-Orders


    FatHead, makers of high-grade vinyl wall decorations, are now taking pre-orders for a new line of Star Wars cut-outs. Choose from seven different characters and start planning your redecorating today!

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    ToyTraderz Contest Reminder


    The hard working gang at ToyTraderz have sent along a reminder that there is just a little over one week left to enter their contest for a chance to win a $50 eBay gift certificate! Head on over and get yourself entered!

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    30th Anniversary Cantina Band Found at Retail


    A few folks have e-mailed to let us know that they have found the exclusive
    30th Anniversary Cantina Band Commemorative Tin at their local Wal-Mart stores! The reports are mainly from the West Coast ($29.96 plus tax) and Canada ($39.99 plus tax) at the moment, but these should be available everywhere soon so keep your eyes open the next time you're out and about!

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Upcoming Star WarsShop Sale


    Starting at noon (Pacific) and lasting until just 6PM (Pacific) on Monday, November 27, all shoppers will get the the same 10% discount that Lucasfilm employees receive on all in-stock items at StarWarsShop! After a hectic weekend of shopping at the brick-and-mortars stores, be sure to stop by and cash in on the great deals!

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Sideshow Estimated Arrival: 12" Darth Maul


    Sideshow Collectibles passes along word that the highly anticipated 12" Darth Maul Inclusive Edition should be arriving in the warehouse and begin shipping sometime in the next 22-25 days! Keep an eye on you inbox as they will be sending out an email in 15-18 days to update you on your order status.

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006 | Ryan Phipps

    Black Friday Shopping Update - OT DVDs


    Just a reminder to watch for plenty of saving offers on the Original Trilogy DVDs this weekend! Best Buy, Circuit City, K-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, and Walmart will be offering the new DVD singles at the lowest prices yet! Even if you hate the idea of the these editions, with some stores going as low as $7 each, now might be the time to grab them just for the "original" versions of the films!

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


    Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #10 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait until tomorrow to read it? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for a preview to tide you over!

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Galactic Heroes at HasbroToyShop


    Over at HasbroToyShop.com, you'll find all four sets from the latest wave of Galactic Heroes 2-Packs in-stock for just $4.99! Thanks to forum member Marshallmario for the tip!

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    On Sale This Week at K-Mart


    This week at K-Mart, you'll find the Star Wars Transformers Millennium Falcon set on sale for $28.99 through Wednesday. It seems like a good deal, but if you can hold off until this weekend, you'll find a better Black Friday deals at both Wal-Mart ($28.88 with two free gold Titanium ships) and Target (just $15)!

    Monday, November 20, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    On Sale This Week at Target


    This week at Target, you'll find the LEGO TIE Interceptor set on sale for $14.99! In addition, a few other Star Wars LEGO sets (selection varies by store) are also on sale through Wednesday. Thanks to all who wrote in with the tip!

    Monday, November 20, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Target Shuttle Leaking Out Early


    Despite Target's desire to keep this ship under wraps in the back room until this Sunday, November 26th, e-mails have started trickling in reporting early finds of the exclusive Imperial Shuttle (DPCI# 087-06-0483). You might just want to check your local Target store to see if you can get this ship ahead of schedule and avoid the Holiday Shopping madness this weekend!

    Monday, November 20, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    New Domain for the Star Wars Collector Archive


    The Star Wars Collectors Archive is changing domain names! Thanks to another round of C&D letters from a certain greedy corporation, the crew at the SWCA is being forced to abandon the former toysrgus.com domain name. You can now find them at their new home, theswca.com, where they will continue to offer up all of their usual vintage Star Wars toy knowledge.

    Monday, November 20, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Celebration IV - Created by the Fans, for the Fans


    The Official Site has posted details on how fan groups can now apply for free exhibit space at Celebration IV! In addition to applying for free exhibit space, fan groups and individuals can submit proposals for fan-sponsored events, entertainment, panels, or exhibits. Head on over for the details!

    Monday, November 20, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Animated Leia and R2-D2 Images


    Our friends at Slave1.jp have posted two new image galleries featuring the Animated Leia and R2-D2 maquette from Gentle Giant. Head on over and check out the galleries for both the Regular and the Black and White versions!

    Monday, November 20, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Questions for Hasbro? - Week 19


    On November 10th, we sent our nineteenth batch of questions to Hasbro for their weekly Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those questions!

    Friday, November 17, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Master Replicas Holiday Sale


    During the upcoming Holiday Sale at Master Replicas, you'll find select Force FX Lightsabers for $89, select Scaled Replica Lightsabers for $15-$19, 50% off select in-stock items, and more! The sale begins on November 24th and runs through December 8th (the last day to order for guaranteed delivery for Christmas)!

    Friday, November 17, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    New Acme Character Key - Kit Fisto


    The next Clone Wars Character Key from ACME Archives to be released via Sideshow will be Kit Fisto! Pre-ordering will begin soon and will include a $5 Gift Card, so keep an eye on future Sideshow newsletters to secure your Kit Fisto!

    Thursday, November 16, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    General Grievous Premium Format Second Chance


    Sideshow Collectibles has passed along word that they are offering collectors a "second chance" to grab the General Grievous Premium Format figure! Less than 20 of the regular edition remain, so head on over and grab yours today!

    Thursday, November 16, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Star Wars Saturday @ Sideshow Collectibles


    Sideshow Collectibles is planning a Star Wars Saturday on November 25th. You'll find SOLD OUT Star Wars 12" figures back for a Second Chance and a contest starting 9:00 AM (Pacific). Be sure to watch Sideshow's Holiday Guide next week for more details!

    Thursday, November 16, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    WOTC Starship Battles Update


    Wizards of the Coast offers up their fifth preview of two starships from the upcoming Starship Battles expansion set - an Imperial Shuttle and General Grievous' Invisible Hand!. Head on over for all the details on these two new minis!

    Thursday, November 16, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Your Celebration IV Questions Answered


    The Official Site updates tonight with a bit of Celebration IV news! Mary Franklin, Lucasfilm Events Manager and co-producer of Celebration IV, will be available to answer questions this Friday and Saturday at the Celebration IV booth at Gen Con SoCal. Head on over for all the show details!

    Thursday, November 16, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Gentle Giant Princess Leia Mini-Bust


    Gentle Giant updates their website today with the official announcement of the Princess Leia Mini-Bust! To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars, the release date for this A New Hope inspired Mini-Bust has been set for June 2007!

    Thursday, November 16, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Clone Wars Roron Corobb Maquette


    Also headed your way in June 2007 is the next release in the Star Wars Clone Wars Animated Maquette line, the Roron Corobb Maquette. Roron will retail for around $80 and stands 8 inches tall.

    Thursday, November 16, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    2007 Titanium Series Wave 1 Update


    The first wave of 2007 Titanium Series 3" scale ships is due to arrive at retail in January. Click on through for new carded and loose shots of the four ships and one creature that make up Wave 1!

    Thursday, November 16, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    2006 Titanium Series Wave 15 Update


    The last wave of 2006 Titanium Series 3" scale ships is due to arrive at retail this December. Click on through for new carded and loose shots of the five ships that make up Wave 15!

    Thursday, November 16, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    12" Asajj Ventress Exclusive Edition Revealed


    Sideshow Collectibles has revealed the Exclusive Edition details for the upcoming 12" Asajj Ventress figure! The Exclusive Edition will come with a second headsculpt based on her comic book appearance, complete with sinister eyes and tattoos! Remember, you must be a registered newsletter subscriber and Sideshow account holder by 11:59PM (Pacific) tonight to be eligible for priority pre-order tomorrow!

    Thursday, November 16, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    New Sideshow 12" Darth Maul Images


    Sideshow Collectibles has updated their Production Blog with new pictures of the upcoming 12" Darth Maul figure! Maul has started production and should be on track to ship in January 2007!

    Wednesday, November 15, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Star Wars: The Best of PC Coming Soon


    Star Wars: The Best of PC is headed to retail stores this Holiday Season! This compilation contains five of the most popular LucasArts Star Wars games for the PC: Empire at War, Knights of the Old Republic, Battlefront, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, and Republic Commando. In addition, you'll also recieve a free 14-day trial subscription to Star Wars Galaxies! Look for this one later this month!

    Wednesday, November 15, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Unproduced Jabba the Hutt Micro Collection Line


    The Official Site has posted the latest edition of Kessel Mines. This edition of the Hyperspace exclusive article series features a look at a few of the unproduced Kenner Micro Collection Line items based on Jabba's Palace and was written by super-collector Gus Lopez!

    Wednesday, November 15, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Questions for Hasbro? - Week 18 Updated


    On November 3rd, we sent our eighteenth batch of questions to Hasbro for their weekly Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those questions!

    Update: Hasbro was kind enough to resend the image file (no corruption this time), so check out the helmet-less Galactic Marine!

    Wednesday, November 15, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Titanium Pre-Order Update at EE


    Fans of the Titanium Series take note! EntertainmentEarth is taking pre-orders for 2007's first wave of 3" scale ships! Wave 1 (due in January) features the Invisible Hand Cruiser, AT-TE, Dewback with Sandtrooper, X-Wing with Dagobah Swamp deco, and a Royal Guard deco TIE Interceptor!

    Wednesday, November 15, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Sideshow 12" Asajj Ventress Pre-Order Reminder


    Just a reminder that priority pre-ordering for the 12" Asajj Ventress figure from Sideshow Collectibles starts this Friday at 10AM (Pacific)! Remember,
    you must be a registered newsletter subscriber and Sideshow account holder
    by 11:59PM (Pacific) tomorrow to be eligible for priority pre-orders!

    Wednesday, November 15, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    SWG: The Complete Adventures Released


    Star Wars Galaxies: The Complete Online Adventures, the most comprehensive Star Wars Galaxies experience ever released, has shipped to retail stores in North America! This version of the popular MMORPG includes the base game, Star Wars Galaxies, and all three of the game's expansions: Jump to Lightspeed, Rage of the Wookiees, and Trials of Obi-Wan. In addition, this new compilation features a special bonus DVD packed with exclusive content!

    Wednesday, November 15, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Gentle Giant Slave Princess Leia Statue Update


    Gentle Giant has updated their blog with some new info on the upcoming Princess Leia as Jabba's Slave Statue. A few last minute changes, including color changes to the cloth/fabric on the base, were made to the statue since the approved product image (seen above) was released. Watch for the new "final" images of the statue to be unveiled in a future blog update.

    Wednesday, November 15, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Inside Insider #91


    The Official Site updates today with a look at Star Wars Insider #91. This issue of the Fan Club Magazine is packed with goodies including the first of a six-part series looking at never-before-seen storyboards of an early draft of Star Wars (by Joe Johnston). Also in this issue is a look at various bootleg and Japanese collectibles. The latest Star Wars Insider is due to hit mailboxes and newsstands in the near future so keep your eyes open for it soon!

    Wednesday, November 15, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

    JediDefender Forum Spotlight


    Once again, it's time to highlight one of the great topics from our forums. This past weekend, Hasbro confirmed (via our Weekly Q&A Answers) that the Ambush On Ilum battle pack would indeed come with two new Chameleon droids. With that issue settled, talk seems to have turned to Snowbunny Padme. Will she be super-articulated? Pre-posed? Kit-bashed? Worried? Don't care? Head on into the forums to join in the discussion!

    Tuesday, November 14, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Gentle Giant Blog Update


    Gentle Giant has updated their blog with a few edition size announcements!

  • Zuckuss Mini-Bust - 5000 pieces
  • Animated Stormtrooper Maquette - 4000 pieces
  • Princess Leia as Jabba's Slave Statue - 5500 pieces

    Monday, November 13, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Bust-Ups Series 7 Arrive at Retail


    A few folks have e-mailed to let us know that they found the latest series of Star Wars Bust-Ups. Series 7 is based on the Clone Wars Animated Series and includes 6 regular pieces (see photo above) and 4 chase pieces: Blue ARC Trooper, Red ARC Captain, White General Grievous, and a Translucent Gray Anakin. Finds have been reported at Hot Topic and Sam Goody stores.

    Monday, November 13, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Sculpting a Galaxy Update


    The Official Site updates tonight with another new feature on the Limited Edition of the upcoming Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop. The Limited Edition of 3,000 signed and numbered copies comes in a massive tri-fold box, with a die-cut window that exposes a modeled portion of the Millennium Falcon's rear section! Head on over for more details!

    Monday, November 13, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Black Friday Shopping Update - Wal-Mart


    Star Wars is always a hot item for big day-after-Thankgiving savings and this year is no exception! The crew at GotADeal have uncovered more Black Friday deals, this time from Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart will be offering the Millennium Falcon Transformer set with two exclusive gold variant Titanium Series vehicles for the low price of $28.88! Not as cheap as Target (see below), but a deal for you Titanium Series collectors. Also, Wal-Mart will be offering the Darth Vader Voice Changer Helmet for the dirt cheap price of $10!

    Monday, November 13, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Black Friday Shopping Update - Target


    The crew at GotADeal have also uncovered Black Friday deals available at Target. Target will be offering the Millennium Falcon Transformer set for the ultra low price of $15! That's over 50% off the regular price of $34.99!

    Monday, November 13, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Pittsburgh Toy Show: Steel City Con


    With the holidays just around the bend, it's time once again for the Pittsburgh "Steel City Con" (Formerly the Toy, Comic, & Childhood Collectibles Show). The show runs 3 times a year and the December show is always the biggest it seems. Read on for the details on my hometown's best and biggest toy show!

    Monday, November 13, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

    Vehicle Re-Issues Hitting Shelves


    We've gotten word from several people that the repaints of the AAT and Hailfire Droid in Clone Wars Decoration are hitting the shelves. Reports coming in say Toys R Us right now so it's a matter of time before they file in elsewhere as the holidays approach.

    Monday, November 13, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

    Cinemax Star Wars Marathon


    Just a reminder to all the Star Wars fans out there that subscribe to Cinemax. The Star Wars Saga is airing all weekend on the cable channel, start to finish. It started tonight at midnight with The Phantom Menace and ends early Monday morning (7:30 a.m.) with Return of the Jedi.

    All 6 films will be shown in order continuously all weekend though, so there is a real time killer available to you for the next couple days!

    Saturday, November 11, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

    Questions for Hasbro? - Week 18 Answers


    On November 3rd, we sent our eighteenth batch of questions to Hasbro for their weekly Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those questions!

    Friday, November 10, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Stormtrooper Mimobot at StarWarsShop


    The third Series 1 mimobot from Mimoco is is now available for pre-order at StarWarsShop! The Stormtrooper mimobot Designer USB Flash Drive is available in two sizes, 1GB or 2GB, and comes preloaded with bonus Star Wars mimobot content including trailers, soundbites, avatars, and more!

    Friday, November 10, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Best Wishes To A Customizer

    JediDefender.com wants to extend their best wishes to one of the real old-timers in the Star Wars Customizing hobby. Stephen Hayford is undergoing surgery today and our thoughts are with him on this day.

    Stephen was one of the first customizers I ever met online back when the FFURG group was an email list and only a handful of members. All the best to you Stephen from all of us here at JD!

    Friday, November 10, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

    Gentle Giant Blog Update


    Gentle Giant has updated their blog with shipping updates for a few products and a special website announcement!

    Friday, November 10, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Sideshow 12" Asajj Ventress Pre-Order Announced


    Sideshow Collectibles has announced the date for priority pre-ordering of their first Expanded Universe figure! 12" Asajj Ventress will go up for priority pre-order on Friday, November 17th at 10AM (Pacific)! Remember, you must be a registered newsletter subscriber and sideshow account holder by Thursday, November 16th, 2006, 11:59PM (Pacific) to be eligible for priority pre-ordering!

    Friday, November 10, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    VCD RotS Clone Trooper at Sideshow


    Sideshow Collectibles is pleased to offer collectors a special in-stock ordering opportunity. The VCD RotS Clone Trooper from Medicom is in the warehouse and ready to ship! This Clone was previously only available at the Medicom Parco show back in June. He is limited to just 2006 pieces worldwide, so head on over and grab yours before they are gone!

    Friday, November 10, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Shaak Ti Character Key Reminder


    Just a reminder that the Shaak Ti Character Key from Acme Archives will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, November 10th at 11am (PST). The Shaak Ti Key will be priced at $30 and is limited to 1250 pieces worldwide.

    Thursday, November 9, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    WOTC Starship Battles Update


    Wizards of the Coast offers up their fourth preview of two starships from the upcoming Starship Battles expansion set - a Trade Federation Battleship and the Droid Tri-Fighter. Head on over for all the details on these two new minis!

    Thursday, November 9, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Lots of LEGO at StarWarsShop


    StarWarsShop is gearing up for the Holiday season by stocking a pile of new LEGO sets, including a few former Toys R Us exclusives. Head on over and get that Holiday shopping (for others or yourself) started early!

    Wednesday, November 8, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Secrets of Star Wars 07 Update


    The Official Site updates with another new photo in the Hyperspace exclusive Secrets of Star Wars 07 feature. Head on over for the latest sneak peek at the concept art for what will be the biggest multi-media event of 2007!

    Wednesday, November 8, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Galactic Heroes Cinema Scene 10-Packs Hit Retail


    I stumbled across the four new Galactic Heroes Cinema Scene 10-packs at my local (SoCal) Toys R Us, priced at $24.99 a pop. The four sets include: Death Star Escape, Vader's Bounty Hunters, Battle at Geonosis, and Jedi vs. Sith. So for you GH completists out there, enjoy Hasbro's screw job and having to buy 8 or 9 re-releases to get the one or two new figures in each set!

    Wednesday, November 8, 2006 | Matt Colman

    New Titanium Figures Hitting the Shelves


    The newest wave of 3.75" Scale Titanium Die Cast Figures has now been found at Wal-Mart stores! Wave 4 includes C-3PO and General Grievous. Thanks again to Darth Gamboa for the tip!

    Tuesday, November 7, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


    Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Dark Times #1 from Dark Horse Comics. This new series focuses on the time period between Episode III and Episode IV and showcases a certain Dark Lord of the Sith! Can't wait until tomorrow to read it? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for a preview to tide you over!

    Tuesday, November 7, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Previews Death Star Briefing Update


    The upcoming Previews Exclusive Death Star Briefing Action Figure Set won't be out for a few more months, but we've got a new sneak peek for you. Click on the thumbnail above for a closer look at a few of the Imperial Officers that will be included in the set! Thanks to forum member Mark X for the photo!

    Monday, November 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    JediDefender Forum Spotlight


    Once again, it's time to highlight one of the great topics from our forums. This past weekend, the Capture of Tantive IV battle pack was still the source of much concern. While it was confirmed by Hasbro that the set will use the Evolutions Sandtrooper sculpt (sans Sandtrooper gear), details on the paint aps of those troopers are still sketchy. Will they be dirtied up? Is the boxed image just a mock-up using the old Evo Sandtroopers? Only time (and maybe next week's Hasbro Q&A) will tell! Head on into the forums to join in the discussion!

    Monday, November 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Dark Horse Comics For February 2007


    Dark Horse Comics has released their publishing solicitations for February 2007. Click on through for the run-down!

    Monday, November 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Evasive Action: End Game Begins


    The newest Hyperspace exclusive webstrip, Evasive Action: End Game, makes it's debut at the Official Site tonight. In this installment, the young Padawans are forced out of hiding only to have to face the new Sith Lord Darth Vader!

    Monday, November 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Master Replicas Shipping Update


    The Millennium Falcon Studio Scale replica from Master Replicas will begin to ship to collectors with pre-orders at the beginning of December. If you haven't pre-ordered yours yet, head on over and grab one before they are gone!

    Monday, November 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Master Replicas Product Update


    Master Replicas has passed along a list of "sold out" items! See what you missed and how you might still have a chance to grab them!

    Monday, November 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    New Titanium 3" Vehicles Found at Retail


    A new wave of 3" Scale Titanium Series has been found at Wal-Mart stores! Wave 13 includes repaints of the X-Wing, Slave I, Imperial Star Destroyer, and the Clone Wars ARC-170. Thanks to Darth Gamboa for the heads-up!

    Monday, November 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Black Friday Shopping Update - KB Toys


    Star Wars is always a hot item for big day-after-Thankgiving savings and this year is no exception! The crew at GotADeal have uncovered more Black Friday deals, this time from KB Toys. Their entire stock of action figures (including all Star Wars Basic Figures) will be a "buy two, get one free" special offer!

    Monday, November 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Holiday Sales Starting Early


    Some sales of note are going on this week at Target and K-Mart. Check out the deals you'll find while out on your toy runs this week.

    Monday, November 6, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

    Costco Exclusive Lightsaber/Figure Sets Hitting


    My local Costco got their new Holiday exclusive Star Wars items in today, consisting of two different 2-figure, 2-lightsaber sets, priced at $29.99 each. The Original Trilogy set includes the Saga Throne Room Jedi Luke and Vader figures, with their respective green and red roleplaying lightsabers. The Prequel Trilogy set contains ROTS Anakin and Obi-Wan figures, along with the blue and color-changing roleplay lightsabers. Happy hunting!

    Saturday, November 4, 2006 | Matt Colman

    Questions for Hasbro? - Week 17 Answers


    On October 27th, we sent our seventeenth batch of questions to Hasbro for their weekly Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those questions!

    Friday, November 3, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    VCD Stormtrooper at Sideshow Again


    Sideshow Collectibles has passed along word that they are offering collectors a "second chance" to grab the VCD Stormtrooper figure from Medicom! Head on over and grab yours before they are gone again!

    Friday, November 3, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    WOTC Starship Battles Update


    Wizards of the Coast offers up their third preview of two starships from the upcoming Starship Battles expansion set - the A-Wing Starfighter and the Millennium Falcon. Head on over for all the details on these two new minis!

    Thursday, November 2, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    1983's Jedi Adventure Centers Feature


    The Official Site updates tonight with a look back at 1983's Jedi Adventure Centers. These enormous walk-through displays showcased the Star Wars trilogy at malls all across the USA to celebrate the debut of Return of the Jedi.

    Thursday, November 2, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    12" Rebel Commando Nik Sant Reminder


    Just a reminder that priority pre-ordering for the third and final 12" Endor Rebel figure from Sideshow Collectibles, Rebel Commando Nik Sant, starts tomorrow at 10AM (PST)! Remember, as always, you must be a registered newsletter subscriber and Sideshow account holder by 11:59PM (PST) tonight to be eligible for priority pre-ordering!

    Thursday, November 2, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    Toy Quest Star Wars Flashlights


    At your local Aldi store this week, you'll find Toy Quest Character Flashlights on sale for $7.99! At least three different Star Wars flashlights are included in the sale - Darth Vader, Yoda, and R2-D2. Thanks to JD reader Tim S for the tip!

    Thursday, November 2, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

    RAH Shadow Stormtrooper at StarWarsShop


    StarWarsShop is now taking pre-orders for their next US exclusive Real Action Hero 12" figure from Medicom! The Shadow Stormtrooper is listed at $129.99 and is set to ship in March 2007. Thanks to jedijaybird for the tip!

    Wednesday, November 1, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

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