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May 2007


Target Order 66 Discounts Continue


Target stores across the country are going into super clearance mode on the Order 66 2-packs. Look for a super low price of $2.48 on these sets now, probably the lowest you'll see, as they are bound to sell out! Reports are coming in though that many areas still had dozens of these sets left on the shelves, so you may find lots to pick from!

Thursday, May 31, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

New Review: Galactic Marine


Celebration IV is behind us, and JediDefender.com is ready to return to normal. What better way than to get back on the review track? This week we're peering closely at the Galactic Marine. A Clone Trooper with a very different look, is he really worth all the hype he's received? Click the link to find out!

When you're finished reading, please stop by our Toy Reviews section of our forums, and share your thoughts on this figure or create your own reviews!

Thursday, May 31, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration IV Update: Ultimate Group Project


Though Celebration IV may be over we still have more images to sort through. The Ultimate Group Project was one of the highlights of the convention for many fans this last weekend. We update tonight with another large batch of pictures from this fantastic diorama. A very big thanks goes out to forum member Darth Anton for graciously letting us use some of his images. Head on into our Custom Forums to let our customizers know what you think of the project!

Thursday, May 31, 2007 | Ryan Phipps

JediDefender Give-Away - Custom Weapons!


Just a reminder that JediDefender.com is giving you the chance to win a pile of custom weapons courtesy of Marauder "Gun-Runners"! Check out our new Give-Away page for all the details on how you can enter to win!

Thursday, May 31, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Visual Guide - Chapter 7


The Official Site has posted a new chapter in the Star Wars Visual Guide series. Chapter 7 takes you through the Jawa's capture of R2 and 3PO and the ensuing Sandtrooper search for them. Head on over and learn something new about your favorite movies!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

SDCC VCD Black Hole Stormtrooper Reminder


Just a reminder that the San Diego Comic-Con Attendee edition of the exclusive VCD Black Hole Stormtrooper figure from Medicom Toy will go up for Priority Pre-Order at Sideshow's website tomorrow, May 31st, at 10AM Pacific. Priority Pre-Order for non-Attendees will begin on Friday, June 1st at 10AM Pacific. For those who can't wait, Sideshow has posted the product gallery a bit early so head on over and check out the new pics!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 | 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 #17 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!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration IV: A Hasbro Summary


As shown in our coverage of Hasbro at Celebration IV, we can expect to see a lot of great stuff for the rest of the year! But are you having a hard time keeping it all straight? Well here's a summary of everything confirmed by Hasbro at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Click on through!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 | Jesse Wall

30AC Wave 3 Found at Retail


Now that Celebration IV is in the rear view mirrow, it's time to catch up on what else happened this weekend. A few folks e-mailed to let us know they found Wave 3 of the 30th Anniversary Collection at their local Target and Wal-Mart stores. New figures included in this wave are Darth Vader, Academy Biggs Darklighter, Luke Skywalker, Jawa & LIN Droid, Imperial Stormtrooper, and Concept Chewbacca! Thanks to all those who e-mailed with the tip.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Wishlists 2007: Attack of the Clones


For the last couple of years, JediDefender has run an informal fan poll asking for your ten most wanted characters from the various Star Wars films. All you have to do to take part in our latest poll is come up with your Wish List for your top ten 3-3/4" figures for Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

JD Wishlists 2007: The Phantom Menace Results


All the votes have been tallied and the results are in! The top 10 Wishlist for The Phantom Menace has been published in our forums with a super-articulated resculpt of Obi-Wan Kenobi leading the pack as the #1 vote getter. Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting process!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration IV Exclusive Droids Now Online!


JediDefender Sponsor ToyRocket is now offering the Celebration IV exclusive McQuarrie Concept R2-D2 and C-3PO set on their website! ToyRocket was able to buy the C-IV leftovers and they have made them available at the same price you would have paid at the show, just $19.99 (plus shipping, of course)!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Suspends Discounted On-Line McLuke Orders


Two HasbroToyShop reps at C4 told me this afternoon that they were going to suspend all online orders placed for the McQuarrie Luke figures, if the 25% off coupon code was used. According to them, this was an egregious error to have not blocked that coupon code for this item, as it shouldn't apply to convention exclusives. They said they would contact everyone via e-mail to let them know the McLukes would actually cost $14.99, like at C4, and to see if they wanted to keep their orders at that price (and presumably with regular shipping costs added back too). Sorry folks!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 | Matt Colman

Celebration IV Update: More Hasbro Pics


Our coverage of Celebration IV continues with another Image Database update. The main Hasbro gallery has been updated with even more photos of the upcoming 30th Anniversary Collection figures and we've finally been able to add the full set of slides from Hasbro's Friday Presentation for your enjoyment.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration IV Update: Lucasfilm Archive Exhibit


Our coverage of Celebration IV continues with another Image Database update. We've added a pile of new photos of the Lucasfilm Archive Exhibit to give you a look at what LFL was sharing with the fans. Highlights include a look at Anakin's cripsy head and of course, Han's brown Hoth coat!

Monday, May 28, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration IV Update: A Look Around the Show


Our coverage of Celebration IV continues with another Image Database update. We've added some General Convention Photos to give you a look at a few unique things floating around Celebration IV. From Collector Panel medallions to a Robot Chicket set preview, Celebration IV has been packed with things to see, things to do, and things to buy!

Monday, May 28, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration IV Update: Sideshow Collectibles


Our coverage of Celebration IV continues with another Image Database update. The Sideshow Collectibles gallery has been updated with a pile of new photos of Sideshow's 1:6th scale 12" Figures, incuding a look at the newly announced A New Hope Obi-Wan Kenobi figure!

Monday, May 28, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Clone Wars 3-D Video Online Now


The Official Site updated with the first glimpses at the new animated series, Clone Wars 3-D! Let the anticipation begin on the future of Star Wars because the animation is outstanding.

UPDATE: The JD.com team at Celebration IV just got out of the Clone Wars 3-D Presentation. Nothing about plot details was revealed at this time but the trailer gives some hints. Everyone is already buzzing about the potential for vehicles (and playsets?) with the Clone Wars toy line, and obviously the hype around the video shown is incredibly high! It's really like having a new film to look forward to in our little hobby!

Sunday, May 27, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Force Unleashed Video At StarWars.com


Star Wars.com received something of an interactive facelift over the weekend incase you missed it. Also a nice video is up titled Unleashing The Force: The New Beginning. Check it out if you want to really make 2008 feel like it's lightyears away!

Sunday, May 27, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration IV Update: Titanium Ship News!


Hey folks, more word from the convention floor keeps trickling in. Our guys in the field have reported back that the "concerns" over the ridiculous number of repaints in the 3" Titanium Vehicles line have been noted by Hasbro! The Hasbro gang said you can expect to see new waves consisting of far more all-new vehicles from the films, as well as a trip into the Expanded Universe. But these likely won't trickle out until the beginning of 2008, so please try to be patient 'til then. Good news for fans of one of Hasbro's hottest sub-lines!

Sunday, May 27, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration IV Update: Sideshow Collectibles


Our coverage of Celebration IV continues with another Image Database update. The Sideshow Collectibles gallery has been updated with a pile of new photos for four of Sideshow's lines - the 1:1 Scale Busts, the "Versus" Enviorama set, the Premium Format figures, and finally, some general shots from the Sideshow Booth!

Sunday, May 27, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration IV Update: More Hasbro Pics


Our coverage of Celebration IV continues with another Image Database update. The main Hasbro gallery has been updated with more photos of the upcoming 30th Anniversary Collection 3.75" scale figures and accessories.

Sunday, May 27, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration IV Update: More Hasbro Pics


Our coverage of Celebration IV continues with another Image Database update. The Hasbro gallery has been updated with a pile of new photos for a trio of lines - Star Wars Transformers, the Unleashed Battle Packs, and those cute little Galactic Heroes (gotta love that GH Jabba )!

Saturday, May 26, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Concept Luke Skywalker Now On-Line!


Heads up to all those Celebration IV non-attendees (and those attendees sick of standing in line)! HasbroToyShop is now taking pre-orders for the exclusive Concept Luke Skywalker figure! Even better, if you remember to use the current promo code, FNFSPR7, you can get 25% off your order and free shipping!

Saturday, May 26, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

UPDATE: New EE Exclusive!


I just received my new Summer 2007 Catalog from Entertainment Earth where they announce a new Exclusive coming this fall. It will be a 14 pack of repainted/retooled Madalorian figures.

UPDATE: Some further news on this multi-pack came up from Adam Pawlus of GalacticHunter.com fame. He let us know at JD that the pack will feature 14 figures in a cohesive theme, but not necessarilly all "Mandalorians". What we will see is a surprise for Comic-Con! A 14 pack of figures for $70 with a story behind them? Pretty cool.

Saturday, May 26, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration IV Update: More Hasbro Pics


Our coverage of Celebration IV continues with another Image Database update. The Hasbro gallery has been updated with new photos for a trio of lines - Attacktix, the Titanium Series, and general shots from the Hasbro Booth!

Saturday, May 26, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration IV Update: Medicom Toy


Our coverage of Celebration IV continues with a new Image Database update. The Medicom Toy gallery has been updated with new photos of the great Japanese VCD and RAH figures that Medicom has sold in the USA through their agreement with Sideshow Collectibles!

Saturday, May 26, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration IV Update: Kotobukiya


Our coverage of Celebration IV continues with a new Image Database update. The Kotobukiya gallery has been updated with plenty of new photos of the ArtFX statues and mini-helmet magnets that are on display at their booth!

Saturday, May 26, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

More Ice Cream Maker Guy Controversy


A great disturbance in the Force has been brewing over Wilrow Hood, the infamous Bespin Ice Cream Maker Guy, out at Celebration IV. Hasbro's apparently got some dissension among the ranks over Scott's pet project! After conflicting reports in the C4 news, our man Matt confronted the Hasbro gang on the issue, and was priveleged to observe them "excitedly disagree" for several minutes as to whether this figure will be carded, or kitbashed into a Battle Pack (hopefully Derryl wins). Only time will tell, and that time will probably be around 2009. Congrats OCB, for causing such a controversy!

Saturday, May 26, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration IV Update: Wizards of the Coast


Our coverage of Celebration IV continues with a new Image Database update. Since we are on the topic of minatures (see below), the Wizards of the Coast gallery has been updated with a few new photos of the upcoming Alliance and Empire minatures on display at the show!

Saturday, May 26, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

WOTC Alliance and Empire Preview #7


Wizards of the Coast offers up their seventh official preview of two new minis from the upcoming Alliance and Empire expansion set - Jawa Trader and Lando Calrissian. Head on over for all the details on these two new minis heading your way later this month!

Saturday, May 26, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration IV Update: Ultimate Group Project


Our coverage of Celebration IV continues with a new Image Database update. The Ultimate Group Project gallery has been updated with new photos of the custom city built by the talented members of our Customs forum.

Saturday, May 26, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration IV Update: LEGO


Our coverage of Celebration IV continues with a new Image Database update. The LEGO gallery has been updated with new photos! Click on through to check out the new 2007 sets, including more pics of the huge UCS Millenium Falcon!

Saturday, May 26, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration IV Update: Hallmark


Our coverage of Celebration IV continues with a new Image DAtabase update. The Hallmark gallery has been updated with new photos. Click on through to check out the ornaments you'll be adding to your tree trimming collection in 2007!

Saturday, May 26, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration IV Update: Hasbro Presentation Photos


Our coverage of Celebration IV rolls on here at JD.com. We have some images up from the Hasbro Panel in our Image Database, including shots of the brand new, AT-PT, General Grievous's Starfighter, new 7" Unleashed, and a new Comic Packs. Head on over and check them out, and watch for more images as we update through the day!

Friday, May 25, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration IV Update: Hasbro Presentation II


The big shindig in Los Angeles is still rolling along and the guys at the show are reporting direct from the Hasbro Presentation. You want good stuff? Hasbro's going to give it to you! Read on for the details of Hasbro's Presentation live at Celebration IV!

Friday, May 25, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

New EE Exclusive!


I just received my new Summer 2007 Catalog from Entertainment Earth where they announce a new Exclusive coming this fall. It will be a 14 pack of repainted/retooled Madalorian figures. Pictured in the catalog is Mandalorian Llats Ward. Look for more details as they come and for sure at Comic Con in July! (Image courtesy of Yakface.com)

Friday, May 25, 2007 | Scott Pearson

Celebration IV Update: Hasbro Presentation!


The big shindig in Los Angeles is still rolling along and the guys at the show are reporting direct from the Hasbro Presentation. You want good stuff? Hasbro's going to give it to you! Read on for the details of Hasbro's Presentation live at Celebration IV!

Friday, May 25, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration IV Photo Updates: Gentle Giant!


More photo updates are arriving this evening, this time some from the very secretive Gentle Giant Image Gallery. The folks at Gentle Giant have a number of off-limits items on display as far as picture taking goes, but expect even more photo updates to roll in on what we are allowed to snap shots of as the show goes on!

Friday, May 25, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration IV Photo Updates: Hasbro!


After some "technical difficulties" on our first day (isn't that always the way?), JediDefender.com has photographic coverage of Celebration IV rolling in! Check out the latest updates to our Hasbro Image Galleries and expect many more now that the kinks are worked out. This is a great time for collectors as Hasbro is definitely rolling out the finery!

Friday, May 25, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Han's Hoth Coat at CIV


"Scoop" Colman once again reports in with a rather cool piece of news. LFL has found Han's coat from Hoth and has it on display at CIV in their archive exhibit. Will the debate finally be settled?

Thursday, May 24, 2007 | Scott Pearson

News From the CIV Floor: Hasbro


Reporters "Scoop" Colman and Phipps were able to talk with the fine folks at Hasbro regarding the future of their Star Wars line. Topics included such things as: Playsets! Vehicles! Tonnikas! Ice Cream Makers! Vintage! Read on friends for more... (I refuse to say after the jump)

Thursday, May 24, 2007 | Scott Pearson

Sideshow 12" Obi-Wan


Sideshow Collectibles are rolling out their goodies for Star Wars Celebration IV as well! Check out their preview announcement for the new 12" A New Hope Obi-Wan Kenobi figure!

Thursday, May 24, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

More Star Wars Movies Rumored


An Australian Newspaper is reporting that a big rumor is swirling around Celebration IV regarding Lucas making a major announcement. The rumor is new movies, set before the prequals during the days of the Old Republic. This is purely rumor at this point, and Lucas has repeatedly denied any films are going to be made for the Star Wars Universe, however the flanneled one seems to always have a trick up his sleeve to keep Star Wars in the public spotlight!

Thursday, May 24, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Even More Inside Hasbro At Celebration IV


JediDefender.com has a little visual tease of what's coming to Hasbro's booth during Celebration IV! Check out the Wednesday Preview pics that we received from our staff in LA! The images have been blurred (we can't give everything away yet!), but you'll get the idea on just some of the items Hasbro will unveil.

Thursday, May 24, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Inside Hasbro At Celebration IV


A little inside scoop on the wares at Hasbro's Celebration IV booth was bestowed upon us this evening, and boy oh boy do the good times keep rolling with the 30th Anniversary Collection! Hasbro's going to unveil quite a bit of fun Friday, and for an early rundown just click on through as we got some of the details on what's to come!

Thursday, May 24, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

More 3-D Animated Shows?


OK so the Clone Wars are coming in an animated 3-D format, and there's been some rumblings that there could be even more, but out of the blue a site pops up for Tales of the New Republic. A new animated series from Lucasfilm? Just someone really talented with a seemingly rocking idea and talent? I don't know what the site is about, but if you can't get into those few really nice looking animation shots, you have no soul!

Thursday, May 24, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

New JediDefender Give-Away - Custom Weapons!


Starting today, JediDefender.com is giving you the chance to win a pile of custom weapons courtesy of Marauder "Gun-Runners"! Check out our new Give-Away page for all the details on how you can enter to win!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed Sweepstakes


In celebration of the upcoming TV special Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed, The History Channel is holding The Legacy Revealed Sweepstakes. Head on over and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Star Wars Celebration Europe and $1000 of Star Wars Celebration Europe exclusives!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration IV, JediDefender Style!


JediDefender already has several staff members on the scene at Celebration IV in Los Angeles and we will be bringing you coverage throughout the week of the exciting events as they unfold. Stay tuned to JD right here for everything C4! To get you started, we've got a sneak peak at the early stages of setup around the Convention Center on Tuesday, so check out our C4 picture gallery right here, and try not to drool over that custom Death Star II diorama too much!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 | Matt Colman

Pennsylvania Collectors At Celebration IV


The gang from the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society will be at Celebration IV this week giving away goodies. Check out the details!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Help Gentle Giant in the Fight Against Cancer


Gentle Giant will be offering a one-of-a-kind Ken the Elvis Trooper Mini-Bust via a charity raffle at Star Wars Celebration IV. Along with the "Elvis Trooper" mini-bust, the raffle winner will also recieve both the 2005 Holiday Sandtrooper mini-bust and the 2006 Blackhole Stormtrooper mini-bust. Be sure to check out their booth at Calebration IV for your chance to win!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Gentle Giant Announces Edition Sizes


Gentle Giant has updated their blog with Star Wars product edition size announcements for three upcoming releases! The red Royal Guard Mini-Bust has been set at 6667 pieces, while the blue Senate Guard Mini-Bust has been set at 3333 pieces. In addition, the Empire Strikes Back Darth Vader Statue edition size has been set at 5000 pieces.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Image Database Update


It's time again for an Image Database update! The JediDefender photography department has added new pictures of the figures from the exclusive 2007 Medicom Star Wars Kubrick Box Set. Click on the thumbnail above to check out the photos!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

JD Poll: Vintage Vehicle Comeback?


A new JediDefender Front Page Poll has been posted asking which vintage Kenner vehicle would you most like to see get re-released? There are only a handful of Kenner vehicles left to be re-issued in the modern era, which one is most worthy to see store shelves again? Make your selection in our JD Front Page Poll today!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Legacy #12 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, May 22, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Visual Guide - Chapter 6


The Official Site has posted a new chapter in the Star Wars Visual Guide series. Chapter 6 takes you through C-3PO and R2-D2's arrival on Tatooine. Head on over and learn something new about your favorite movies!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Acme Seeks Artists at Celebraion IV


If you're attending Star Wars Celebration IV this week and are an aspiring Star Wars artist, be sure to stop by the Acme Archives booth (#401) and introduce yourself. Acme is looking to discover some new artists and determine whether or not they might fit into Acme's Lucasfilm art program.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Stampware at StarWarsShop


StarWarsShop is now taking pre-orders for a pile of new items featuring the Star Wars postage stamp artwork. From posters to mugs to collectible pins sets, you'll find plenty of Star Wars Stampware that you can keep, and use, without ever getting near a mailbox!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Master Replicas Former C-IV Exclusives Update


As a result of Master Replicas bailing on Celebration IV, their two previously announced C-IV exclusives, the Wedge Antilles X-wing Scaled Replica Helmet and the Medal of Yavin Scaled Replica, will now be offered on-line instead of at the show.

Monday, May 21, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Gentle Giant Shipping Update


Gentle Giant has updated their blog with news of two new items shipping to distributors and retailers this week. Look for the Animated Clone Wars Roron Corobb Maquette and Princess Leia as Jabba's Slave Statue in stores soon!

Monday, May 21, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Wishlists 2007: The Phantom Menace


Just a reminder that your chance to vote in the JediDefender Wishlists 2007: The Phantom Menace poll will end this weekend. You have until Sunday,
May 27th
to submit your wish-list, so get those lists in if you haven't already!

Monday, May 21, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

30th Anniversary Wave 5 Revealed!


JediDefender sponsor Entertainment Earth has revealed the 5th Wave of the 30th Anniversary Collection and it looks like a doozy! Long requested Hermi Odle, Fan Choice Darth Revan, Clone Wars figures, McQuarrie Luke Skywalker and more! Head on over to EE today and preorder a case and get all of the cool figures in to your collection, pronto!

Sunday, May 20, 2007 | Scott Pearson

Inside the Star Wars Celebration Store


One of biggest draws of Star Wars Celebration IV will no doubt be the Celebration IV Store. This time around, the store will be open 24-hours a day during the show. To prepare for your shopping trip, StarWars.com has posted a printable PDF catalog.

Saturday, May 19, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Insider's Guide to Celebration IV, Part III


The Official Site has posted Part III of their Insider's Guide to Celebration IV. This edition covers information about The Petree Stage where host Scott Chernoff will celebrate the original trilogy with the perfect 30th Anniversary Celebration-On-A-Stage.

Saturday, May 19, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Grab Star Wars Stuff with Your Sideshow Gift Card


Have a Sideshow Collectibles Gift Card that's burning a hole in your pocket? Good news, a few more in-stock Star Wars products have been added to the Gift Card eligible list! Choose from the inclusive edition Sith Probe Droid pack, the Greedo life-size bust, and more! You can find links to all of Sideshow's in-stock Star Wars product on their Star Wars Homepage.

Saturday, May 19, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Collectibles at Celebration IV


The latest newsletter from Sideshow Collectibles is packed full of Star Wars Celebration IV news and info! Click on through for all the details.

Saturday, May 19, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Target Star Wars Clearances


Once again the big red dot is marking down prices on a few Star Wars items. This week it seems the first price cut was made on Target's exclusive Order 66 2-packs to $6.98. It seemed they had just opened at least 2 cases of these packs as well, so selection was plentiful! Also I noticed that the Lego TIE Interceptor saw it's first clearance cut as well. A great time to save if you waited on these items.

Saturday, May 19, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

VCD Black Hole Stormtrooper Update


Sideshow Collectibles has posted a preview of the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Black Hole Stormtrooper VCD figure . Click on the link to check out the first of two Star Wars exclusives planned for the show!

Saturday, May 19, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

WOTC Alliance and Empire Preview #6


Wizards of the Coast offers up their sixth official preview of two new minis from the upcoming Alliance and Empire expansion set - Mara Jade and Death Star Gunner. Head on over for all the details on these two new minis heading your way this month!

Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Insider's Guide to Celebration IV, Part II


The Official Site has posted Part II of their Insider's Guide to Celebration IV. This edition covers information about The Concourse Stage where celebrity host Jay Laga'aia will celebrate 30 years of Star Wars nostalgia as well as fascinating guests from the entire Star Wars Saga.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

First Look: The Clone Wars Poster


Star Wars Celebration IV will not only commemorates the past 30 years of Star Wars, it will also celebrate the future - Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the CG-animated television show by Lucasfilm Animation! As special treat at the show, attendees of The Clone Wars panel sessions will get a chance to take home a limited edition poster created just for Celebration IV!

Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars: Death Star Update


StarWars.com has posted a wraparound image of the front and back covers of the upcoming book, Star Wars: Death Star. Authored by Michael Reaves, the book is scheduled for release this Fall from Del Rey Books.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Master Replicas Skips Celebration IV


Master Replicas has decided to skip out on formal attendance at Star Wars Celebration IV. While the Master Replicas Collectors Society party will still take place as planned, there will be no formal booth at the show. In addition, the two previously announced Celebration IV exclusives will be made available at a future date via the website instead.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New Review: Lava Miner


JediDefender.com Reviews are rolling along, this time taking the microscope to the Mustafar Lava Miner. One of the distinct aliens of Episode 3, the miner is a cool figure but lacks some things required for true figure greatness. The 30AC's first flub? Read on for the full review!

Of course when you're finished please stop by our Toy Review Forum and share your thoughts on this figure, or write a review up of your own!

Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Insider's Guide to Celebration IV


The Official Site has posted Part I of their Insider's Guide to Celebration IV. This edition covers information about fan-driven events at the show, as well as the benefits for members of the Official Star Wars Fan Clubs.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Inside Star Wars Insider #94


StarWars.com has updated with a sneak preview of Star Wars Insider #94. This 100-page issue features a special archive of interviews and features celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars. Insider #94 will debut with a variant cover at Star Wars Celebration IV. The standard cover will be available on subscriber and newsstand issues, while a third cover will be available at select comic book and hobby stores.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Fathead Exclusives at Celebration IV


Fathead will offer two exclusive Animated Clone Wars Yoda wall-graphics during Star Wars Celebration IV. One wall-graphic is Yoda as a thoughtful teacher, while the other graphic shows Yoda as a Jedi Master ready for battle. Each wall graphic comes with a certificate of authenticity and will be available for $119.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

The Vader Project


Pop surrealist, graffiti, tattoo, lowbrow, comic and underground artists show their allegiance to the dark side by customizing Darth Vader helmets in landmark gallery exhibition called The Vader Project, which will debut at Star Wars Celebration IV. After the premiere at Celebration IV, the exhibition will travel to museums, galleries, and events around the world.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

30 Exclusive Empire Covers


To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars, Empire magazine is producing thirty exclusive covers for their May issue! Empire will reveal one new cover each day until the magazine's on sale date of May 24th. Make sure you check their website every day to check out the covers!

Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New Vintage Figure Wave Hits Retail


We've received word that the new 30AC Vintage figure wave has been found at a SoCal Target store (though it's technically still in The Saga Collection packaging). For the senile folks out there, this wave includes Hoth Han, Bespin Luke, Endor Leia, Snowtrooper, Bossk and IG-88, all in the spiffy vintage clamshell packaging, for a ridiculous $11.99 a pop. So get off your duffs and start your searching! Thanks to bluesnaggletooth1 for the head's up.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 | Matt Colman

Disney Star Wars Weekends Exclusive Merchandise


The Official Site has updated with a look at the exclusive items that are slated for Star Wars Weekends 2007 at Disney-MGM Studios. Action figure fans take note - there is going to be a full set of individually carded Cantina Band figures, complete with exclusive Light & Sound bases!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader


StarWars.com has updated with a first look at the cover and slipcase for the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader. Written by Ryder Windham, this book by Scholastic is set to retell the whole Star Wars Saga through Vader's eyes. Look for it on bookshelves this October.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

The Force Unleashed at Celebration IV


The Saga will continue in 2008 with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed , the new game from LucasArts and Star Wars Celebration IV will be your chance to get the inside scoop on the game. Join The Force Unleashed Panelists from LucasArts as they discuss how they're using the game to realize the Force in ways you've never seen before. Also at the show will be two of the game's actors to speak about their roles for the first time anywhere.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Vote Your Favorite Fan Movie Finalists


The finalists are in for the 2007 Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge and now is your chance to vote for your favorite. Visit AtomFilms to watch the movies and then cast your vote for your favorite. The winners will be announced on Sunday, May 27th at Star Wars Celebration IV!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Corgi/Master Replicas Calling it Quits


Some rather bad news surfaced today for Master Replicas collectors. It appears that as of January 1, 2008, Master Replicas and its parent company, Corgi International, will no longer have a license with Lucasfilm Ltd. Negotiations to extend the license between the two companies fell through after neither side could agree on terms. It is unclear what this means for the future of high end prop collecting, but as always we will keep you posted. Check out the full press release here.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 | Ryan Phipps

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Rebellion #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, May 15, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Master Replicas Commander Gree Helmet


A reminder that the Clone Commander Gree Limited Edition Helmet from Master Replicas will be available for pre-order beginning tomorrow, May 16th, at 9am Pacific. The Gree helmet is limited to 500 pieces and is only available to members of the Master Replicas Collectors Society!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New McQuarrie Concept Plans


Our insiders have passed along a McQuarrie Concept figure update. It appears that there will be at least twelve figures in the series. Click on through for a few new details on who may be joining the series this summer.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 | Jesse Wall

StarWarsShop Exclusives at Celebration IV


StarWarsShop.com has posted previews of a number of new exclusives that fans will be able to purchase at Star Wars Celebration IV! While these are only available for preview right now, any items left over after the show will be available to purchase online so keep your eyes open after the show!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Billy Dee Williams at Star Wars Celebration IV


Billy Dee Williams is set to appear at Star Wars Celebration IV! Williams is scheduled to appear for an interview and question and answer session at the Petree Stage on Sunday, May 27th.

Monday, May 14, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Creature Makers At Celebration IV


The Official Site updated with more Celebration IV news tonight. The creature effects duo of Lou and Dave Elsey will be in Los Angeles mingling with fans and discussing what it was like doing the Creature Effects & Make-Up during Revenge of the Sith! Fans of how the non-digital characters came to life certainly won't want to miss their appearance so read on to find out more.

Monday, May 14, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Visual Guide Update


StarWars.com has updated with another chapter in their Visual Guide series. Check out chapter 5, taking us through Vader's confrontation with Leia aboard the Tantive IV. You may learn quite a bit about your favorite movie as you read through the guide!

Monday, May 14, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Dark Horse Comics For August 2007 and Beyond


The Official Site has posted a nice summary of the upcoming Dark Horse comics scheduled for August 2007 as well as a few trade paperbacks and graphic novels planned for October 2007. Head on over for all the details!

Saturday, May 12, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

The Force Unleashed Production Diary Update


StarWars.com has updated with the latest entry in the Production Diary for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Head on over and check out some of the behind the scenes details on the art of visual effects in gameplay design.

Saturday, May 12, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Topps 30th Anniversary Sketch Card Gallery Update


To help celebrate the Star Wars Saga, Topps will release the new Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Trading Card Set this June. Once again, the series will feature randomly packed Artist Sketch cards. Head on over to the Official Site to get a first look at the sketch cards from artist Kevin Graham.

Saturday, May 12, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

"Jeopardy!" Celebrates 30 Years of Star Wars


On May 29th, contestants on "Jeopardy!" will test their knowledge of the vast Star Wars galaxy with a special category of answers and questions. Check out StarWars.com for all the details.

Saturday, May 12, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Clone Wars Staff At Celebration IV


The Official Site has revealed that both the director and producer of The Clone Wars, the new Star Wars 3-D animated series, will be on hand at Celebration IV. Scheduled for Sunday, May 27th only, the team will be talking about the cartoon and really giving the first public details of the series to fans.

Saturday, May 12, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Questions for Hasbro? - Session 30


On May 4th, we sent our thirtieth batch of questions to Hasbro for their Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those questions!

Friday, May 11, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration IV Tarkin Character Key Update


Acme Archives has set up a pre-order page with information on the Star Wars Celebration IV exclusive Grand Moff Tarkin Character Key. 200 Keys have been set aside for Non-Attendees of Celebration IV. Those 200 Keys will go on sale Tuesday, May 15th, at 10am Pacific. The pre-order for Celebration IV Attendees to pick up their keys at the show will take place two days later on Thursday, May 17th at 10am Pacific.

Friday, May 11, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Weekends 2007 Pins


Coming to Star Wars Weekends at Disney-MGM Studios this June are a pile of new and exclusive Star Wars Pins! The pins include bounty hunters, heroes, ships, movie posters and more and will be available individually or in boxed sets. Thanks to forum member Darthshader for the tip!

Friday, May 11, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Low Quantity Alerts


Sideshow Collectibles has passed along word that a pair of Star Wars items are nearly sold out. Both the exclusive edition 12" Bib Fortuna figure and the Medicom Real Action Heroes Episode 3 Clone Trooper figure are still in-stock and ready to ship, but supplies are running low.

Friday, May 11, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Second Chance Offers Still Available


A pair of Star Wars items from Sideshow Collectibles are still lingering on the Second Chance list thanks to credit card declines and last minute cancellations. Now is your chance to grab the 12" Jabba the Hutt inclusive edition figure or the 12" Endor Strike Force bundle. Quantities are limited, so act fast!

Friday, May 11, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

WOTC Alliance and Empire Preview #5


Wizards of the Coast offers up their fifth official preview of two new minis from the upcoming Alliance and Empire expansion set - Rebel Commando Strike Leader and Yuuzhan Vong Advance Agent. Head on over for all the details on these two new minis heading your way this May!

Thursday, May 10, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron Announced


Heading your way this fall is Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron, the next installment of the best-selling Star Wars Battlefront series. Exclusively for the PSP, Renegade Squadron tells the story of a ragtag group of battle-hardened rogues and scoundrels assembled by Han Solo to execute some of the most secretive operations in the war against the Galactic Empire.

Thursday, May 10, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Celebration IV Updates


The Official Site has posted a number of Star Wars Celebration IV updates tonight. First up, wannabe smugglers and starship pilots can prepare to compete in the Kessel Run, a galactic race of wits, speed, and luck. Second, learn all the details on how May 25th has been declared Star Wars Day in Los Angeles. And finally, if you are looking for a way to brag to your friends that you're making the trip to C-IV, just send them a postcard!

Thursday, May 10, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration Europe Update


Warwick Davis has been announced as the Master of Ceremonies for the Main Stage at Celebration Europe this coming July. Davis will host interviews with celebrity guests, question and answer sessions, and will chat with fans, and share insights into his own extensive film and stage experience.

Thursday, May 10, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Calls Outstanding Lucas Warrants


Hasbro issued a press release today announcing that it has exercised its call option to repurchase all of the outstanding warrants for Hasbro's common stock currently held by Lucasfilm and Lucas Licensing. What does that mean? It means Lucas is about to get $200 million dollars richer.

Thursday, May 10, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New Review: 30AC Airborne Trooper


Reviews are back and we're kicking off Wave 1 of the 30th Anniversary collection tonight! Click to read up on a figure you probably own already, but in purple flavor. The Airborne Trooper came in Mace's Battlepack last year, but how does the film figure stack up? Lots of figure goodness with this one so click the button or link to read on!

Of course when you're finished please stop by our Toy Review Forum and share your thoughts on this figure, or write a review up of your own!

Thursday, May 10, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

First Look: Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy


StarWars.com has posted a first look at the upcoming Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy. The book is a three-dimensional, moving encyclopedia covering the characters, planets, creatures, and more from the Original Trilogy. Look for this one to hit shelves at your local bookstore this October.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Ben Burtt to Appear at Celebration IV


Ben Burtt, the sound designer and supervising sound editor of the Star Wars Saga, will be appearing at Star Wars Celebration IV. Burtt will apear on stage for special solo interviews and question and answer sessions. In addition, he will appear as part of the Original Trilogy panels as well.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Belly Dance with Slave Leia at Celebration IV


Acclaimed professional belly dancer Amira Sa'id will not only perform at Star Wars Celebration IV, but she will also teach fans how to belly dance in her special seminars. Head on over to the Official Site for all the details on the dancing as well as news of a Slave Leia photo shoot.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Two New Hour Long TV 'Movies' Coming?


In an interview with Fox 411, George Lucas hinted that there now are two new made for TV movies on the horizon. He suspects they will be an hour long each, making them more TV specials than movies. These will both be live action and neither will follow the Skywalker family. Like the new Clone Wars series he has no idea where these will end up. Thanks to Jim for the heads up!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007 | Ryan Phipps

UPDATE: More Target DPCI's


Confirming a number of rumored items that made the rounds a short while ago, The Target computers give us a taste of more things to come in 2007. Click on through to get the full list, and prep yourself for more hunting this year!

UPDATE: Also listed now is an "R2-D2 Laptop". What could this mean? Time will tell I guess.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars Pocket Model Game


More news on the Star Wars Pocket Models Game has come up at the game's website. Each ship is a pop-out card model you put together and play the game. Check out the site for more details for more!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant Celebration IV Update


Gentle Giant has updated their blog with new Star Wars Celebration IV information and an exclusives pre-order update. Head on over for all the details to make sure you're up-to-speed on the various ways to secure those exclusives.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

StarWarsShop Signings at Celebration IV


Hyperspace Fan Club members will have the chance to meet Artist Drew Struzan face to face at the StarWarsShop Booth at Star Wars Celebration IV on Thursday, May 24th (Fan Club Day). In addition, StarWarsShop will also host signing events for four more talented individuals throughout the show. Head on over to StarWars.com for all the details.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

30 Years of Star Wars Pop Culture


If you're heading to Star Wars Celebration IV this May, be sure to check out the Star Wars in Pop Culture program. Lucasfilm has assembled a huge collection of film clips, cartoons, commercials, trailers, and more into hours of entertaining footage celebrating Star Wars. The footage will run in the Pop Culture room from show opening each day until late at night.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Celebration IV Updates


The Official Site has updated with more Star Wars Celebration IV guest news. First, Stage Hosts have been announced for the Celebration Theater and the Behind the Scenes Stage. Also, A number of Star Wars Production Stars will be appearing in interview sessions over the Celebration weekend.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

JD Poll: Celebration IV Anticipation?


Everyone knows that Star Wars Celebration IV will be packed with plenty of Star Wars news, but what are you hoping to hear about most? The new cartoon? The new TV show? Toys? Make your selection in our new JD Front Page Poll and then feel free to share your thoughts on Celebration IV in our forums!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


A pair of new Star Wars Comics from Dark Horse are set to arrive at your local comic book shop this week - Star Wars: Dark Times #3 and Star Wars: Legacy #11. Can't wait until tomorrow to read them? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for previews to tide you over!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Exclusive Black and White Animated Luke Skywalker


Blister.jp has revealed their fifth exclusive Black and White Maquette from Gentle Giant - Animated Luke Skywalker. The edition size has once again been set at 500 pieces with 250 available in the USA (no details yet) and 250 exclusive to the Gentle Giant World Tour Stop @ Blister in Japan.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Blister LEGO Blackhole Stormtrooper Maquette


Another Gentle Giant exclusive set to debut at the Gentle Giant World Tour Stop @ Blister is the LEGO Blackhole Stormtrooper Maquette. Limited to 500 pieces, this repaint of the upcoming LEGO Stormtrooper Maquette will retail for 6800 Yen. No word yet on whether this piece will see distribution in the US.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Blister.jp Commander Neyo Mini-Bust Update


Blister.jp has updated with more info on their upcoming Gentle Giant World Tour Stop event. Look for the Commander Neyo Mini-Bust to debut at the show. Only 800 pieces will be sold at the show, with the remainer of the edition run set to be offered via the Gentle Giant website. If you are lucky enough to attend the event, the bust will set you back 8800 Yen.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Ready For A Marathon?


Cinemax has shared the Saga with HBO of late but they get the films back just in time for the 30th Anniversary! They've been promoting a Star Wars Saga Marathon lately, set to start at 3pm May 25th. A great way to celebrate the day without sleep!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

New Visual Guide Posted


The Official Site updated with another chapter in their Visual Guide series. What is this series? Quite simply it's a scene-by-scene breakdown of the original Star Wars, pointing out EU details, production notes, storyboards, and other facts, details, and trivia. It's one of the better specials to come out of the official site so check it out!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

JediDefender Wishlists 2007: The Phantom Menace


For the last couple of years, JediDefender has run an informal fan poll asking for your ten most wanted characters from the various Star Wars films. All you have to do to take part in our latest poll is come up with your Wish List for your top ten 3-3/4" figures for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

Monday, May 7, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

JD Wishlists 2007: Expanded Universe Results


All the votes have been tallied and the results are in! The top 10 Wishlist for the Expanded Universe has been published in our forums with Bastila Shan from the Knights of the Old Republic video game leading the pack as the #1 vote getter. Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting process!

Monday, May 7, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New Titanium Ships Hitting Retail


The next wave of 3" Titanium ships has been released and spotted at a SoCal Walmart last night. The gem of this wave is the brand new V-Wing, mixed in amongst the usual smorgasborg of repaints (orange B-Wing, snow Clone Tank, Plo's Fighter & green ARC). No rest for the weary, so hit the pavement Titanium collectors! Thanks to Darth Gamboa for the heads up.

Sunday, May 6, 2007 | Matt Colman

Star Wars Meets Tattoo


One of the most unique books related to Star Wars will see release in a couple weeks at Celebration IV. Entitled The Force in the Flesh and written by Shane Turgeon, it will showcase how a diehard group of fans have boldly shown their love for Star Wars through the art of tattoo. Click on through to learn how you can order your copy!

Sunday, May 6, 2007 | Jesse Wall

JediDefender Wishlists 2007: Expanded Universe


Just a reminder that your chance to vote in the JediDefender Wishlists 2007: Expanded Universe poll will end this weekend. You have until Sunday, May 6th to submit your wish-list, so get those lists in if you haven't already!

Saturday, May 5, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New Kubrick Box Set Released in Japan


The latest Star Wars Kubricks Box Set from Medicom was officially released in Japan and slowly but surely, the sets have been working their way into the hands of collectors (and eBay sellers) this past week. This set features five new figures (six if you count Yoda ) and was offered exclusively through the Medicom Collector's Club in Japan.

Saturday, May 5, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Fan Club Breakfasts at Celebration IV


Members of The Official Star Wars Fan Club and their guests attending Star Wars Celebration IV are invited to attend two Fan Club Breakfasts on Friday, May 25th and Sunday, May 27th at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel from 7am-9am. The Fan Club Breakfasts have been a favorite event for years and have offered rare opportunities to meet the stars of Star Wars, mingle with fellow fans, talk with representatives of Lucasfilm and take away lots of goodies!

Saturday, May 5, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

G4 At Celebration IV?


G4 Television has been running promos for their coverage of an "upcoming Star Wars convention", which is most likely Celebration IV! Good news for fans who can't attend (which are many). Their coverage is advertised for May 25th so tune in to check it out and see if you know anyone standing around in line!

Saturday, May 5, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Lego Fett Maquette In Techni-Color


The StarWarsShop.com exclusive Lego Boba Fett Maquette got a nice paintjob and an edition size of only 1500 pieces. Click the link to check it out in amazing color! If you want to get your order in, you should act quickly on it.

Saturday, May 5, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

New Sideshow Radio Podcast


The latest edition of Sideshow Radio offers up more Sideshow Star Wars product news! Head on over and download the latest podcast episode for news on Star Wars Celebration IV, Comic-Con 2007, contests, and much more!

Friday, May 4, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

'This is No Cave' Enviorama QTVR Feature


Sideshow Collectibles has updated the product page for the Celebration IV exclusive 'This is No Cave' Space Slug Enviorama with a new 360 QTVR turnaround feature. The QTVR feature lets you get up close and personal with a full 360 degree view of the slug. Check it out if you haven't already!

Friday, May 4, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Topps 30th Anniversary Sketch Card Gallery Update


To help celebrate the Star Wars Saga, Topps will release the new Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Trading Card Set this June. Once again, the series will feature randomly packed Artist Sketch cards. Head on over to the Official Site to get a first look at the sketch cards from artist Amy Pronovost.

Thursday, May 3, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Flashback - Majik Market Star Wars Cups


StarWars.com has posted a new feature with video on Majik Market and their Star Wars Cup promo that was part of the original marketing blitz in 1977. Head on over and take a look back at the groovy scene of the 70s, man.

Thursday, May 3, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Celebration IV Updates


The Official Site has posted a few more Star Wars Celebration IV updates. First, look for the popular Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes to return for Celebration IV. Second, Scott Chernoff makes his return to Star Wars Celebration fun as an Event Host after a 5-year absence. Head on over for all the details.

Thursday, May 3, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

WOTC Alliance and Empire Preview #4


Wizards of the Coast offers up their fourth official preview of two new minis from the upcoming Alliance and Empire expansion set - Imperial Governor Tarkin and Wookiee Freedom Fighter. Head on over for all the details on these two new minis heading your way this May!

Thursday, May 3, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

The Force Unleashed Update


StarWars.com has posted a great new feature on the upcoming video game, The Force Unleashed. Teamwork Unleashed, written by Project Lead Haden Blackman, focuses on the multidirectional collaboration that you'll find throughout the development teams working on the game.

Thursday, May 3, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed


A new two-hour special from The History Channel seeks to understand why after 30 years the emotional impact of the Star Wars Saga remains as relevant as ever. Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed will premiere on Monday, May 28th at 9pm ET/PT. Head on over to Official Site for all the details.

Thursday, May 3, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

More Star Wars Artists Added to Celebration IV


The Celebration Art Show at Celebration IV will let fans browse the works of nearly 50 talented artists, most of whom have contributed to the Star Wars galaxy through their work on the movies, books, and comics. A fifth and final list of artists attending the show has been posted at StarWars.com. Head on over to check out the limited edition prints that only will be for sale at Celebration IV!

Thursday, May 3, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Lucas Signs Making of Star Wars For Charity


The Books for Kids Foundation has announced that they will be auctioning off a copy of the recently released The Making of Star Wars, signed by George Lucas. The auction proceeds will benefit the Books for Kids Foundation whose mission is to promote literacy among all children. Fans can bid online between now and May 7, 2007 at midnight (EST). Bidding will then continue at the Sunshine Gala on May 10, 2007 in New York. Those that bid online can offer an 'absentee bid' which continues their chance to win the night of the gala without actually attending the event.

Thursday, May 3, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

30th Anniversary Jedi Luke


Like it or love it, Hasbro is dishing out a new Jedi Luke Skywalker figure in 2007. Fans appear to have mixed feelings, as you can see by all the discussion in our 30th Anniversary Collection Forums. Some dislike the softgoods vest and belt, while others think the super articulation is ideal. Either way, you can click on the thumbnail above to check out a new photo of this controversial figure!

Thursday, May 3, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Robot Chicken Invades Celebration IV


The Official Site has updated with news of Seth Green and the crew from Robot Chicken attending Celebration IV! The staff are hosting several panels and previewing the Star Wars Special of their show. You can also check out a Robot Chicken Trailer for the special as well (Airing June 17th).

Thursday, May 3, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

The Art of Ralph McQuarrie - Update


Dreams and Visions Press has added a new The Art of Ralph McQuarrie Production Update to their website! This update highlights the three exclusive signed bookplates that will be given away to Star Wars Celebration IV attendees who have pre-ordered copies of the book or who purchase it at the show. Head on over for more details and don't forget to order your book today!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Conan Visits Lucasfilm In San Fran


The Late Night With Conan O'Brien show is in San Francisco this week and Conan spent some time at Lucasfilm Tuesday. Check out StarWars.com to see a great Conan Video as he tours ILM studios and check out the Conan Q&A for a good laugh as well!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: Lucas On Conan Tonight


Star Wars creator George Lucas is scheduled to appear on tonight's episode of Late Night With Conan O'Brien. What is the interview going to be about? Who knows, but it'll likely be pretty funny. Maybe Triumph the Insult Comic Dog will appear? The show airs at around 12:30 a.m. Eastern, right after The Tonight Show on NBC.

UPDATE: Lucas was interviewed and briefly spoke of the animated series noting it wasn't a kid's cartoon specifically, and was in the "PG-13" rating range. Good news on the direction the cartoon is headed.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #16 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, May 1, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

History Channel Spotlights Lucas


The History Channel has given the go ahead to a new set of six specials that contain documentaries commissioned and overseen by George Lucas. The subjects range from climate change to archaeology and prophesy. The documentaries should air between this fall and the summer of 2008. Hyperspace subscribers can check out the full article over at StarWars.com!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 | Ryan Phipps

A Message from Jay Laga'aia to Talented Fans


Star War Celebration IV Host and Actor Jay Laga'aia sends out an invitation to all fans attending Celebration IV to join in on Star Wars Celebrity. He encourages all fans who think they have some kind of talent to get up in front of their peers at the event and show fellow Star Wars fans what they are made of. Head over to the Official Site to read his full message.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 | Ryan Phipps

Star Wars Visual Guides


StarWars.com presents a new feature for the 30th Anniversary celebration of Star Wars. The new feature is called Star Wars Visual Guide and is filled with detailed information on the film that started it all! Read on for all the details on this interesting new series.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

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