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April 2012


Sponsor News - Big Bad Toy Store


Site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store sent along word of a number of new Star Wars & G.I. Joe pre-orders! Read on for a complete rundown!

Monday, April 30, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant "May The 4th Be With You" Contest


Gentle Giant Ltd. is giving fans a chance at a Kit Fisto Bust Proof as part of their own May The 4th Be With You promotion! There are 4 days left to enter, so just click the link and put your name in the hat!

Monday, April 30, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Obi-Wan Kenobi Arrested

A man, who legally changed his name to Obi-Wan Kenobi, was Arrested For Hit-And-Run in California recently. Not only that, but he was already wanted on a petty theft charge! Yoda was right. The Jedi Order certainly has changed and lost its way at some point.

Monday, April 30, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Lego Shop May The 4th Event


The infamous May The 4th Be With You unofficial Star Wars holiday is looming, and Shop.Lego.com won't be left out in the cold. Click through to see a teaser for their event, and a look at a TC-14 Mini-Figure, which may wind up as part of it!

Sunday, April 29, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

The Droids Are Back In Town


Back in March, Rebelscum.com teased a story that Disney was going to have their own set of Build-A-Droid Astromechs. This weekend, the park revealed them via Attraction Magazine on Twitter! We're already chatting this up in Our Forums, and the NYTF hints from Hasbro that Vintage may be replaced next year with more Build-A-Droid!

Sunday, April 29, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

The Eyes Have It - Another TVC Variation


Our friends at JediTempleArchives.com discovered yet another Vintage Collection Variation last week! This time, look for the Rebel Fleet Trooper to get a less doe-eyed stare with his paintjob. It's amazing how a new eye deco can make a figure go from scared to focused! Now if only Hasbro would offer head variations at retail.

Sunday, April 29, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Collect All 92! Logray


Yeah yeah yeah...we're back! Logray is the next installment of Collect All 92! We also recently updated some previous figures with new superior counterparts... check it out!

Friday, April 27, 2012 | Scott Pearson

Defender Wishlists 2012: The Clone Wars


We continue the 2012 Wishlists with The Clone Wars. With the recent addition of Realistic Clone Wars figures in the Vintage line, the lists could be a little interesting this year. Head on into our forums to vote!

Friday, April 27, 2012 | Scott Pearson

Defender Wishlists 2012: Attack of the Clones WINNER


Once again Cliegg Lars has run away with the Attack of the Clones Wishlist. This marks the 8th year in a row that Cliegg won...wow. Hopefully Hasbro finally listens and released crusty ole stepdad with the upcoming AOTC 3D release. Check out the rest of the results in our forums.

Friday, April 27, 2012 | Scott Pearson

Roger Roger - 1/6 OOM-9 Reports In


You knew it was only a matter of time, but Sideshow Collectibles revealed that a 1/6 Scale OOM-9 figure is in the works! Full reveal is coming up on May 1st! Now your droid army has someone to half-heartedly command it.

Thursday, April 26, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Collectibles - Star Wars Mythos Line


Sideshow Collectibles announced a new line of "interpretive statues" today, called Star Wars Mythos! Click the link and check out the latest and greatest plans to get collectors to go broke.

Thursday, April 26, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News - Brian's Toys Vintage Pre-Orders


Site sponsor Brian's Toys passed along another set of Vintage Collection Pre-Orders! Click through to put in your orders so you're not left out in the wilds of the retail world looking for the latest toys.

Thursday, April 26, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

This Story Is Silly


It's one of the older toys you'll see in the aisles, it's still cheap, it's weird, and fairly plain by today's standards. But it's fun and can even be useful! Yes, this isn't Star Wars news, but I wanted our fans to check out this Yahoo! article about Silly Putty. It's something I've used for both the practical and silly for some years!

Thursday, April 26, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

2012 Vintage Wave 5 Pre-Order


Site sponsor Entertainment Earth has posted a new pre-order for 2012 Vintage Wave 5! This case includes Grand Moff Tarkin, Shae Vizla, Vintage Nikto, and more! Collectors should be pretty excited to see no Phantom Menace figures carried forward too. Order now!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Another Variation To Look For?


Yet another Vintage Collection variation seems to be coming out with these new cases. This one should irk people who already have the Vintage Collection Logray, as it seems the repack figure has some pretty distinct face striping paint aps now. Click the image above to check it out and thanks to site friend phantomrs1090 for sharing!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Battlepack Bespin Luke Available NOW!


Our friends at Hobbystock have made the new Movie Heroes Battlepack Bespin Luke available! Just click the link above and purchase the figure most people want from that set all by itself, and for a low $4.99 too!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

1/6 Commander Neyo Full Reveal


The full reveal is up for the Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 Commander Neyo Figure! He looks great, as all their Clones have, and like another must-have for your militaries display.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Collection Variations Galore


Our friends at Yakface.com have been hard at work to confirm there are two TVC variations to watch for! First is a Kithaba Variation where the bandana is either red or brown. The second is a Dr. Evazan Variation where he either has a pink scar, or he doesn't. If you can even find these figures, now you have variations to look for as well!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News - Brian's Toys Star Wars


Site sponsor Brian's Toys passed along a list of new in-stock Star Wars toys, as well as a list of some pretty great deals to be had on past Vintage figures, Vintage Cases, and even cheap Jedi customizing fodder! Read on for the details, get in some orders, and let 'em know Jedi Defender sent you!

Monday, April 23, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Wave 2 Found


Our friends at Yakface.com have reported that 2012 Wave 2 Clone Wars figures, which includes the animated Clone Commando Boss figure, have hit U.S. Wal-Mart stores. This is the first report outside of etailers getting these in, but right now the pegs are pretty full so will these hit in good numbers soon?

Monday, April 23, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Final Boba's Shipping?


We've gotten several reports in Our Forums and email that Prototype Boba Fett figures are arriving, and I'm noticing my last group I ordered in the final week are trickling in! This marks a great, but sad time. Every mail-away promotion is something extra and fun for collectors. Hopefully another one is on the way this Fall, just waiting to be announced!

Monday, April 23, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow 1/6 Commander Neyo Unveiled


Sideshow Collectibles teased a 1/6 Scale Commander Neyo that will get a full reveal on April 24th! Adding another Clone Commander to your shelves can't hurt, especially when they always turn out so great, so stay tuned for more on this figure when news arrives.

Sunday, April 22, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Collectors Fading Fast


This quote from forumite speedermike in our Vintage Collection Forums sums up the hobby right now: "I was looking forward to Dr. Evazan but since I totally missed Walrus Man, what's the point? I am really at the end of this. After collecting from 1977-1985, and from 1995 to the present, I just think I'm done... very, very down on this whole thing."

Sunday, April 22, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

New Loose Battlepack Bespin Luke Images


Our friends at HobbyStockCN passed along some loose images of the upcoming Movie Heroes Battlepack Bespin Luke Skywalker figure! These detailed shots reveal just what fans can expect from this new and controversial figure. Click the images above to check him out!

Thursday, April 19, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News - Brian's Toys


Site sponsor Brian's Toys passed along word that they have a ton of new pre-orders available, and also that Clone Wars Wave 2 & Clone Wars Wave 3 are both In-Stock! Check out the links, and order yours now to avoid the hastle of hunting around and wasting gas!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

2011 Deluxe Surfacing At Discounters


Forumite McMetal spotted some 2011 Deluxe Figure w/Vehicle sets like the Republic Scout Speeder at a Southeast Marshall's store! The best part, they're a mere $5.99 which is great for some pretty nice sets. Happy hunting for these deals!

Monday, April 16, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News - EE Vintage Wave 3 & 4 In Stock!


Site sponsor Entertainment Earth currently has 2012 Vintage Wave 3, 2012 Vintage Wave 4, & 2012 Vintage Wave 4.1 all in stock! That's a lot of toys to enjoy, and you can have them all right now, if you click the links and order. So what are you waiting for!?

Thursday, April 12, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

2012 Hallmark Ornaments Revealed


Hallmark revealed their Keepsake Ornaments for 2012, and Star Wars is represented well, as always! Check out the Star Wars Lego and Star Wars Film ornaments due out this year! Han on the Taun-Taun is particularly sharp looking.

Thursday, April 12, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

New Gentle Giant Galleries


Gentle Giant Ltd. went nuts uploading a bunch of new images for three new products coming your way! Click through to their blog so you can check out the Vintage Jumbo 12" Snaggletooth, Zombie Trooper Statue, & Security Battledroid Mini-Bust!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Loose Vintage Wave 12 Hoth Luke Images


A good lesson in life is that not everyone can be a winner. Someone should let the new Vintage Wave 12 Hoth Luke know that he's probably not getting a trohpy this year. It's ok though because he's got broad shoulders that can handle that burden right? Well, he's not worthless, and you can see why by clicking through for his early image gallery!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Loose Vintage Wave 12 Imperial Navy Cmdr. Images


Every once in a while, even at current prices, a figure comes along that you wish you could buy dozens of. This wave has one of those figures, and it's the Imperial Navy Commander! Wait? Who? Oh, you mean the Death Star Commander, or Death Squad Commander, or Imperial Naval Trooper right? Right. Click through to check out a loose gallery of him!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: JD Give Away - The Book Of Elizabeth


We're fortunate to have two published authors on our site! Forumite Darby has offered up two copies of his novel, The Book Of Elizabeth, as prizes to our forum members. Check the link to read up on Darby's work.

UPDATE: The results are in, and the winners notified! Congratulatiosn to forumites solrac & Master_Phruby on their prizes, and thanks to Darby again for donating!

Monday, April 9, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Wave 13 Early Images


An overeas Ebay Seller has several auctions going for Vintage Wave 13! Check out his store to see the auctions and images for Nom Anor, Ayla Secura, Dr. Evazan, Kithaba, 501st Clone, & Wedge Antilles.

Saturday, April 7, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Loose Vintage Wave 12 Clone Wars Anakin Images


Our friend Jared sent in a loose gallery of images for the Vintage Wave 12 Clone Wars Anakin! This figure is pretty polarizing among the collecting world, but ranks as one of my favorites in this particular wave since I'm partial to realistic sculpts. Click through to check out the gallery for yourself!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Wave 12 Carded Preview


Thanks to friend of the site Jared sent us a batch of nicely detailed carded images for Vintage Wave 12! Click through to check out the complete gallery, and stay tuned for more.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

1/6 Tusken Raider Update


Sideshow Collectibles unveiled many more images of the 1/6 Tusken Raider in their production blog, and also released details on the exclusive version which comes with an extra gun stock accessory! Look for pre-orders on Thursday, and be prepped to plunk down $134.99 for this incredible looking figure.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

JD Give Away - The Book Of Elizabeth


We're fortunate to have two published authors on our site! Forumite Darby has offered up two copies of his novel, The Book Of Elizabeth, as prizes to our forum members. Check the link to read up on Darby's work. There are no rules to enter, as we will be drawing two winners from a pool of names from previous contests! Winners will be notified on the forums, so good luck to all!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

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