Give Away Deadline This Friday
Don't forget that January 3rd, 2003 is that last day you can enter our give away to win the Deluxe 3 Pack including Deluxe Anakin Skywalker, Deluxe Clonetrooper, and Deluxe Flying Geonosian. To be eligible you must post ten (10) times, starting on December 12, 2002 and ending January 3, 2003. Be sure to enter, good luck!
Monday, December 30, 2002 | Chris BerryFan Choice #5 - UPDATE
Not much has changed since the last update, but General Dodonna is slowly losing his lead from the pack. Remember, voting will end on Monday, January 20th, 2003 at 8:00 AM eastern, so place your vote before it's too late!
Monday, December 30, 2002 | Brad Soldato Toy Fellas Newsfeed
Toy Fellas has just received their shipment of the Yoda High Council Wave.
Yoda Jedi High Council $7.99
Destroyer Droid $7.99
Clone Trooper Pilot $7.99
Jango Fett Pilot $7.99
Let them know that the JediDefender team sent you!
Monday, December 30, 2002 | Chris BerryCREATURE OF THE WEEK
This week we take a look at the insolent but cute & cudly Worrt.
Monday, December 30, 2002 | Brad Soldato
Star Wars Vehicles and Vessels Stamps UPDATE
After 11 days, I have finally gotten some information on how to order the Vehicles and Vessels Stamps Online... unfortunately, you can't order them online. I have details inside with information on how you may order these stamps.
Sunday, December 29, 2002 | Brad Soldato
JediDefender.net Web Hosting
JediDefender.com is pleased to announce that we now offer web hosting for your domain, fan clubs or regional groups. We will host your fan club or regional forum for you free of charge or be a full web host for your online site. To read more and find out how you can get in on this, visit JediDefender.net.
Sunday, December 29, 2002 | Chris Berry2003 Saga On Ebay
The 2003 Collection 2 Saga action figures are now showing up on EBay. We were able to find this auction today. More should be turning up within the next few days. To see all of the images, please click through to our "Full Story". Enjoy!
Sunday, December 29, 2002 | Chris Berry
Real Stands on Sale Now!!!
R E A L Stands is currently having a sale on Action Figure Stands. Modern Clear Polycarbonate stands are $1.49 per set of 5 and Vintage Sets are $1.24 per set of 5. That's 50% off the normal price!!!
Friday, December 27, 2002 | Scott PearsonFan Choice #5 Profile: General Dodonna
Leader of the Rebel Alliance attack on the first Death Star was none other than Fan Choice Poll Possibility, General Jan Dodonna. Dodonna organized the attack run on the Death Star trench using the Rebel Y and X-Wing fighters. An interesting choice as a possible figure, Dodonna currently leads the poll...
Gen. Jan Dodonna : 32 %
Captain Antilles : 23 %
Senator Yarua (Kashyyyk Senator) : 20 %
Rabé : 13 %
Ben Quadinaros (Pod Racer) : 12 %
Thursday, December 26, 2002 | Scott Pearson Happy Holidays!
From the staff and myself, we wish a great holiday season to you and your family. Let us know what gifts you received in the forums.
Tuesday, December 24, 2002 | Chris BerryHasbro Fan Choice #5!!!
Hasbro has launched Fan Choice #5 on its site. head on over if you are a registered user and vote for the following candidates!!!Senator Yarua (Kashyyyk Senator) (TPM)
Ben Quadinaros (Pod Racer) (TPM)
Gen. Jan Dodonna (ANH)
Captain Antilles (ANH)
Voting will last until January 20th, 2003. Look to JediDefender.com for continuing updates and in depth profiles on these choices in the days ahead!
Monday, December 23, 2002 | Scott PearsonR2-D2 Beneath The Dome: The DVD
The three part documentary on everyones favorite little droid will be coming to DVD on December 26th exclusively to Best Buy, SunCoast, MediaPlay and Sam Goody. No word on the price of this feature.
This series is about R2-D2 as an actual actor, with a frisky edge. The documentary goes "behind the scenes" with Artoo as he is filmed for Episode II. To read more, visit the article at the official site.
Monday, December 23, 2002 | Chris BerryGeonosian Toy Factory
Star Wars.com has posted its annual Holiday video. This year we are shown "Geonosian Toy Factory". Very funny, click here to view. Happy Holidays!
Monday, December 23, 2002 | Chris BerryCantina Alien of the Week Holiday Edition: Ackmena
Bea Arthur in the Star Wars Universe??? It happened, in that good idea gone horribly bad...the Star Wars Holiday Special. Bea popped up as Ackmena, the bar owner of the Holiday Special Cantina. This scene included, gulp, a song and dance number in which Ackmena dances with Greedo and Ponda Baba. Like I said before don't try and watch this show unless you want to have the worst Christmas ever!!! Happy Holidays everyone!!!
Monday, December 23, 2002 | Scott PearsonTBS Give Aways
The Bothan Spy dropped us a line to let you know that they are having 13 separate giveaways going on at their site. Also, Watto's Lotto is up to the first 13 figures from the saga line. Very nice!
Saturday, December 21, 2002 | Chris BerrySpecial Report – Dave Dorman, Master Artist
While it's too late to plan for as a Christmas present, why not get your fellow Star Wars fan, or even your self, a beautiful and value-appreciating print? The year 2003 is certainly promising, but what great stuff, besides cool toys, will the Star Wars world be seeing? I try to answer this question, or at least speculate, inside, with my photo-loaded report on the one-and-only Dave Dorman, Master Artist.
Saturday, December 21, 2002 | Brad Soldato
This week we are asking you which new 2003 LEGO set you are looking most forward to. To read a little more about the new sets, click here. The previous poll's anwer to "What Store Will You Visit First On Black Friday?" was Toy's R Us. Wal-Mart came in a close second. Go Vote!
Friday, December 20, 2002 | Chris BerryCREATURE OF THE WEEK
This week we take a look at the fierce Ice Wampa of Hoth.
Friday, December 20, 2002 | Brad Soldato
Star Wars Insider #65
The Star Wars Insider #65 will be hitting your mailboxes and store shelves soon. We are debriefed on the articles in the magazine today at the official site. Click on the full story to see what to expect.
Thursday, December 19, 2002 | Chris Berry
LEGO 2003 Preview
The latest 2003 LEGO sets have been revealed at Star Wars.com. Sets planned for this year include 4475 "Jabba's Message", 4476 "Jabba's Prize", 4480 "Jabba's Palace" and many more, read on for all the details.
Thursday, December 19, 2002 | Chris Berry
Federation Toys: 20% Off Everything!
Federation Toys is wishing you and your family a happy and safe holiday season and a happy new year! May the force be with you all! 2003 will be a great year for all collectors... Mention this ad and that you read it at JediDefender.com and save 20% on any purchase till the end of the year, thanks!
Thursday, December 19, 2002 | Chris Berry Toy Fellas News Feed
Toy Fellas has just received a shipment of the Deluxe Figures.
Deluxe Clone Trooper $11.99,
Deluxe Flying Geonosian $11.99
Deluxe Anakin Skywalker with Flipping Attack $9.99
They now have a clearance section; every week they will add items for below retail prices in this section. Right now we have figures for $2.99.
In 2 weeks Toy Fellas will be receiving our shipment of the Destroyer Droid Wave.
Thursday, December 19, 2002 | Chris Berry2003 Collection 2 Carded Pics!
Our friends over at Galactic Hunter have posted new carded pics of the following rereleases and new figures! Eeth Koth
Imperial Officer (with new head)
Rebel Fleet Trooper (with new head)
Padme (Droid Factory)
Tusken Raider (Tatooine Ambush)
SP-4 and JN-66
They look sweet, can't wait for the calander to flip
Thursday, December 19, 2002 | Scott Pearson
KEBco Toys Holiday News
KEBco Toys has the latest EP2 Saga 2003 Case Assortments available for Pre-Order at a new Lower Case Price for 2003. All cases are now $64.95 per case. Buy 2 or more cases for only $61.95 per case.
They also have the new Unleashed Slave Leia and Darth Vader Redux and the new 12 inch Anakin, Padme and Geonosian (wave 3) available for Pre-Order. Read the full story for details on all of the latest items and prices.
Wednesday, December 18, 2002 | Chris Berry
Australian Star Wars Stamps Update!
I haven't found the link to purchase the 'Vehicles and Vessels' stamps online, however details of the situation and information on other ways to purchase the stamps are inside.
Wednesday, December 18, 2002 | Brad Soldato
I want to thank everyone for our latest success, JediDefender.com. This is a great hobby, I love everything about it. The fans are the best things. I do this for the readers and members. The point of this site is to share the hobby, and I am doing my best. There is a lot in store for us.
I am sorry to inform everyone that Chris Belle, one of our founding fathers has resigned from commission. He will be deeply missed. I truly appreciate what he has done for us. He has always opened my eyes to things, as he has done quite recently. He has inspired me, helped me, and made the hobby better for me. I remember back to the old days at JediChris.net, good times. Best luck to him.
Any comments are welcomed, send me an e-mail. Our readership is the best!
Wednesday, December 18, 2002 | Chris BerryHasbro 2003 Deluxe!!!
Hasbro has released shots of the new deluxe Obi-Wan (with wet look) and Jango Fett. The sets look like the interlock together to recreate the Kamino fight in the rain.
Click on through for larger pictures!!!
Wednesday, December 18, 2002 | Scott Pearson
Boxed FAO Shuttle!!!
Check this eBay auction out for a boxed shuttle picture. This FAO exclusive has a ship date of mid January to the States. Looks very nice! Click here to see the auction. Click the thumbnailed images to see the large version.
Tuesday, December 17, 2002 | Scott PearsonThe Stamp of Quality
Australia Post has released a Limited Edition Souvenir Stamp Pack, showcasing the vehicles and vessels of the Star Wars saga. Click inside for details.
Tuesday, December 17, 2002 | Brad Soldato
America's Best Young Star Wars Collector: Revealed
Today Hasbro announced the winner of the search for "America's Best Young Star Wars Collector". Congratulations to Andrew Sherant of Phoenix, Arizona. Check out the full story for all the details.
Monday, December 16, 2002 | Chris Berry
We currently have staff positions available. The job entails various tasks such as reporting, research, content creation and other like duties. Knowledge in HTML and FTP is a plus. If anyone out there is interested in working on more technical things, we can use you too. We are looking for people familiar with PHP, MySQL and Linux. If you are interested in working on JediDefender.com, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, previous work, credentials and why you would be a good choice for the job. I look forward to hearing from you!
Monday, December 16, 2002 | Chris BerryCrazy Star Wars News
CrazyStarWars.com now has in stock the new saga Destroyer Droid and Yoda High Council. We also still have free shipping untill Monday 16, 2002. We also have the Boba fett limited Mini Bust and 12" Plo Koon exclusive for preorder.
Monday, December 16, 2002 | Chris BerryK & C Collectibles News Feed 12/15/02
Dear Star Wars Collector,
The Trash Compactor Set and Destroyer Droid - Geonosis Battle figure #48 have arrived this week.
Trash Compactor Set
Destroyer Droid - Geonosis Battle
REX - RX-24
Clone Trooper Republic Gunship Pilot
Denger - 12" Figure
Zuckuss - 12" Figure
Imperial Officer - 12" figure
Come visit our site at K & C Collectibles and get the latest Star Wars collectibles.
Monday, December 16, 2002 | Scott PearsonHoliday Cantina Alien of the Week: Zutton
In honor of the holiday season this week's Cantina Alien of the Week features one from the Holiday Special, Zutton! Zutton was released as a figure at the tail end of the POTJ line and makes a sweet addition to most collections.
The problem most people have with identifying Snaggletooth arises from the Vintage screw ups of Kenner. So far there have been four Snaggleteeth (or Sniviians) released as figures.
Read on for more on one of the most complex Characters in SW lore...
Monday, December 16, 2002 | Scott Pearson
The latest "Ask the Jedi Council"
Jo Casta answers an interesting question, "Can Clones Reproduce?" According to Casta, Clones can indeed generate little Clone Jr.'s.
Sunday, December 15, 2002 | Brad SoldatoStar Wars Magazine #42
Today Star Wars.com updated us with news that Star Wars Magazine #42 is now available to our UK friends. Topics of the magazine include a look at the new ships that Episode II introduced us to, lightsaber fighting technique, Mr. McCallum's Episode III pre-production update, and much more.
Saturday, December 14, 2002 | Chris BerryLatest Give Away
This time around, JediDefender.com is giving you the chance to win 3 new deluxe Star Wars action figures! The 3 action figures include Anakin Skywalker, Clonetrooper, and Flying Geonosian.
To be eligible you must be registered in the forums and post 10 times (must be a meaningful contribution) from December 12th, 2002 through January 3rd, 2003. Click here to enter.
Saturday, December 14, 2002 | Chris BerryStar Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
Update For Week of 12/13/02
Here is your weekly SGW:An Empire Divided update.
Friday, December 13, 2002 | Chris Belle
K B Toys Offering Holiday 4-Packs!!!
I just returned from my local K B Toys retail store and was astounded to see 10 exclusive Holiday, 4 Figure Gift Packs pegged. The really cool thing is they are selling them for only $9.99 ($2.50 per figure)!!!
Thursday, December 12, 2002 | Thomas Grey
SW Episode 2: Dooku Lightsaber Has Been Cancelled
That is right! If you were one of the one's who pre-sold the Dooku Saber from KB Toy it is most likely it has been cancelled. For more information...
Thursday, December 12, 2002 | David Syczylo
Out Now in Stores
While shopping the last few days I have run across the following in Minnesota:Yoda @ TRU
3 3/4" Saga
Destroyer Droid @ TRU
Trash Compactor Sets (Wal-Mart Exclusives)
Bunches of the Target Wave 1 Accessory Sets
Dengar @ TRU and Wal-Mart
Zuckuss @ TRU and Wal-Mart
Imperial Officer @ TRU and Wal-Mart
Thursday, December 12, 2002 | Scott Pearson KEBco Toys Latest News
KEBco Toys is taking Pre-Orders on the new EP2 Saga 2003 figures. There are six new Collection One 3.75" figures, ten new Collection Two 3.75" figures and four new Deluxe 3.75" figures. Figures included are Obi-Wan Spear Throwing, Mace Windu Total Control, Darth Tyranus Lightning Burst, Padme with Soft Cloak, Tusken Raider with Removable Head, Lama Su and Clone Boy, Twi'lek Jedi, Barriss Offee, Deluxe Jango, Deluxe Spider Droid and more. These can be found on their website in the EP2 Saga 2003 Pre-Order section. More items will be added in the next few weeks. Be sure to check their our "One of Every Figure" Club.
As always, Pre-Orders are based on a first come, first serve basis.
Visit www.kebcotoys.com today and the entire year for all of your Star Wars figures.
Wednesday, December 11, 2002 | Chris BerryNew Collection 1 Pictures!!!
Hasbro has released pictures of the new Anakin, Boba Fett and R2-D2 and has announced the following figures as official for 2003...
Han Solo in Hoth Gear ('03 #13)
Chewbacca, Mynock Hunt ('03 #14)
Luke Skywalker from Return of the Jedi ('03 #17)
Darth Vader from Return of the Jedi ('03 #18)
Snowtrooper ('03 #19)
Come and discuss in our super fast forums.
Wednesday, December 11, 2002 | Scott PearsonCollection 2 Figure Correction
Straight from Hasbro, "Padmé Amidala in Tatooine Outfit" should read "Padmé Amidala in Wedding Dress." Come inside for the full statement.
Wednesday, December 11, 2002 | Brad Soldato
Star Wars 12" Princess Leia = CANCELLED
Just received word that the Star Wars 12" Princess Leia Bounty Hunter has been cancelled from amazon.com.
Tuesday, December 10, 2002 | David Syczylo
New at K&C Collectibles
The Bounty Hunter 12" figures from The Empire Strikes Back have arrived this week. Don't forget we are still offering free UPS Ground Shipping from now until December 20, 2002 for all orders over $50. Valid only on deliveries
within the USA.
Denger - 12" Figure
Zuckuss - 12" Figure
Imperial Officer - 12" figure
R2-D2 & C-3PO Holiday Edition 2-pack
Come visit our site at K&C Collectibles and get the latest Star Wars collectibles.
Tuesday, December 10, 2002 | Scott PearsonBattle as Yoda!
Now we can all battle as Yoda with Hasbro's nifty new Electronic Lightsaber, details inside.
Monday, December 9, 2002 | Brad Soldato
Lego Imperial Star Destroyer Arrives.
For those of you who have ordered the Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer, it is now arriving on doorsteps.
To see images of the box and more...
Monday, December 9, 2002 | David Syczylo
Boba Fett Minibust Pre-Order Update
Roger, from CrazyStarWars.com, has a deal for you guys and gals out there.
Monday, December 9, 2002 | Brad Soldato
Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided update for week of 12/06/02
Here is the weekly update from Star Wars Galaxies:An Empire Divided.
Monday, December 9, 2002 | Chris Belle
"Creature of the Week"
Since I missed last week , I've decided to do a double shot this week. We will be focusing on two creatures fromAttack of the Clones, the massiff and the orray.
Monday, December 9, 2002 | Chris Belle
Trash Compactor Sets Found in Indy.
Today at one of my local Wal-Marts I found the Trash Compactor Sets for $16.87.
Sunday, December 8, 2002 | David Syczylo
Gentle Giant Minibust - Boba Fett
Gentle Giant Studios, Dark Horse Comics, and Lucasfilm continue the line of Star Wars mini-busts with an incredible scan of Boba Fett.
Sunday, December 8, 2002 | Brad Soldato
Vader Joins ScreenThemes
ScreenThemes, the screen saver and wallpaper program, has added 19 images of Darth Vader to their gallery this week. Details inside.
Saturday, December 7, 2002 | Brad Soldato
"The Science of Star Wars" Exhibition-StarWars.com
The Star Wars galaxy is rich with fantastic technology: self-aware droids, faster-than-light starships, and the shimmering brilliance of Jedi lightsabers. For a generation, the films have inspired the imaginations of gifted minds entering technological fields. To spotlight the connection between imagination and innovation, The Museum of Science, Boston and Lucasfilm Ltd. are developing "The Science of Star Wars" Exhibition.
Being a Bostonian I will keep everyone as up to date as possible on the progress of this exhibition.
Friday, December 6, 2002 | Chris Belle
Dark Horse Star Wars Comics early 2003 Preview
Dark Horse Comics will release 2 new titles and the 5th volume of the vintage Marvel Comics title in early 2003.
Friday, December 6, 2002 | Thomas Grey
Bounty Hunter for Game Cube Released.
For the Nintendo Game Cube- Star Wars Bounty Hunter has been released.
You are Jango Fett, the most fearless bounty hunter in the galaxy, hired to capture a deranged Dark Jedi. Armed with an array of deadly weapons and skills, you'll face off against galactic scum from the darkest corners of the Star Wars universe. For the galaxy's most wanted-there is no place to hide.
To see the box, the free Jango Fett game card, and more...
Friday, December 6, 2002 | David Syczylo
Episode II Paperback
It will come with some bonus material
Friday, December 6, 2002 | Peter Schuster
Death Star To Open Daycare Center!
After months of speculation, it was confirmed yesterday that the Death Star, the Empire's vaunted, planet-destroying space station, has added a new, state-of-the-art day care center to its already vast array of capabilities. The massive four-room day care center, which, according to Grand Moff Tarkin, will "provide a safe and fun learning environment for tots between the ages of one and four," has already begun spring enrollment and is expected to be fully operational by June 1.
Thursday, December 5, 2002 | Chris Belle
Star Wars Snowboarding
CAPiTA snowboards will be producing officially licensed Star Wars snowboards, featuring images from the classic trilogy. Details inside.
Thursday, December 5, 2002 | Brad Soldato
KEBco Toys Newsfeed
KEBco Toys is offering BUY 1, Get 1 FREE on 16 selected EP2 Saga
figures. Also to continue the holiday season we are still shipping FREE
on all domestic orders of $25.00 or more until Jan. 31st, 2003 and on
all domestic orders of $40.00 or more you will receive 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.
Star Wars Christmas Stockings have been reduced to $12.95. The
Star Wars LOGO is embroidered and is available in 8 different colors.
You can also add an EP2 Star Wars figure inside your stocking and have
your stocking personalized with the name of your choice.
Please be sure to enter our Christmas Contest. One lucky winner
will win over $250.00 in prizes. Dewback and Sandtrooper TRU 12"
Exclusive, POTF Red Card 5 figure set and three 12 inch EP2 figures.
Congratulations go out to the winners of our regular Nov. 2002
Kenneth Fok - Canada - Prize : EP2 Case of Coll 2 #0017
Nancy O'Rourke - GA - Prize: X-Men Marvel Collectors Ed. Set
Karl Hansen - CA - Prize: GI Joe 1997 Female Helicopter Pilot
Be sure to enter the KEBco Monthly Drawings for December 2002. One
entry enters you into all of the Monthly Drawings.
Visit www.kebcotoys.com today and the entire year for all of your
Star Wars figures.
Wednesday, December 4, 2002 | Chris BelleNew Collection 2 Pictures!!!
Hasbro has new pictures up of Lama Su, Barris Offee and Aayla Secura. They look very nice!!! Head on over for more detailed pictures!
Wednesday, December 4, 2002 | Scott PearsonAcrylic Cases
Are you looking to protect some of your most valuable and collectible Star Wars figures? If you are, then you must check out Oscar Didier's website! He sells acrylic cases for almost any size carded Star Wars figure out there... even for the Ephant Mon figure! Check it out!
Tuesday, December 3, 2002 | Chris RhoadsYoda Wisdom Force for $12.97
You can pick up your very own Yoda Wisdom Force collectible at Amazon.com for the low price of $12.97. This originally was $19.99, and unfortunately that's exactly how much I paid for it. Don't miss out on this great price!
Tuesday, December 3, 2002 | Chris RhoadsDark Horse - New comics
Republic #47, Empire #4, and Star Wars Tales #14 are all hitting stands December 4th. Here's what each will have in store for you.
Tuesday, December 3, 2002 | Brad Soldato
Sultry and Redemption
The first two characters of the Unleashed Collection of 2003 will be Darth Vader and Slave Leia, pictures and details inside.
Tuesday, December 3, 2002 | Brad Soldato
Trouble With The Clone Wars Cartoon???
Theforce.net is reporting that there may be trouble with finalizing the deal to bring a Clone Wars Cartoon to the small screen. Click on through for more details.
Tuesday, December 3, 2002 | Scott PearsonHasbro fined for toy price fixing.
One of our forum moderators, DSJ, recently found this article, and posted the link to it in the forums.
US toy firm Hasbro has been fined £4.95m ($7.7m) by the Office of Fair Trading for forcing distributors to fix toy and game prices in the UK.
Tuesday, December 3, 2002 | Chris Belle
Is Boba Fett really dead?
Well according to the Jedi Council, Yes and No.
Did George Lucas intend for Boba Fett to die in the sarlacc, despite what others may say or print?
Yes, in George's view -- as far as the films go -- the baddest bounty hunter in the Galaxy met his match in the Great Pit of Carkoon where --unfortunately for Mr. Fett -- the ghastly sarlacc made its home.
However, Lucas also approved Fett's comeback in the expanded universe. And of course, by going back in time with the prequels, the Star Wars creator has brought Boba Fett back to life himself, albeit at a much younger age.
Tuesday, December 3, 2002 | Chris BelleHoliday Shopping Ideas: Star Wars Chronicles
Need some more gift ideas, how about the coolest Star Wars book ever published. Star Wars Chronicles was published in 1997 and contains so many pictures of the OT that it boggles the mind. This beautiful coffee table book is truly the king of Star Wars reference material and well worth the $100+ pricetag it usually goes for.
It is available new at:
Or try eBay:
Monday, December 2, 2002 | Scott PearsonFree Shipping At K and C Collectibles
K and C Collectibles is offering Free UPS Ground Shipping from now until December 20, 2002 for all orders over $50. Valid only on deliveries within the USA.
A few new items arrived this week. Please read the Full Story for details.
Sunday, December 1, 2002 | Chris Berry
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