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May 2008


JediDefender Wishlists 2008: Return of the Jedi


Just a reminder that your chance to vote in the JediDefender Wishlists 2008: Return of the Jedi poll ends next week! You have until Friday, June 6th to submit your wish-list, so get those lists in if you haven't already!

Friday, May 30, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

2008 Disney Star Wars Weekends Merchandise


StarWars.com has posted a look at some of the merchandise you'll find at the 2008 Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios. From pins to racers to Muppets, you'll find a variety of exclusives if you plan on attending this year!

Friday, May 30, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 'Ambush on Hoth' Diorama Announced


Sideshow Collectibles has posted a brand new teaser image to announce the Empire Strikes Back based Ambush on Hoth polystone diorama. Watch for further updates with the pre-ordering information soon!

Thursday, May 29, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Give-Away - 2008 Order 66 2-Packs


Just a reminder that the current JediDefender Give-Away will end this weekend! Check out our Give-Away page for all the details on how you can enter to win all six of the Target 2008 Order 66 2-Packs from Hasbro.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Celebration Japan Update


The Official Site has updated with some new Celebration Japan news. Mark Hamill and Anthony Daniels have been added to guest list and both will be signing autographs on all three days of the show.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Clone Wars AT-TE Update


Hasbro has updated their website with more details on the Clone Wars AT-TE. Due to hit stores on July 26th, this massive toy features electronic lights and sounds, an auto-opening hatch, and holds over 20 figures. The AT-TE includes one Clone Trooper figure and should sell for around $100 at most retail stores.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

New Entertainment Earth Exclusive 6-Pack


EntertainmentEarth has released their Summer 2008 catalog, which features a preview of a new exclusive 6-pack of Star Wars figures. The silouettes in the image are likely just placeholders and not the actual figures as EE has done in the past. The set is priced at $35.99 and is scheduled to arrive in October.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

New Indy 3.75" Deluxe Figures Revealed


Also featured in the new EntertainmentEarth Summer 2008 catalog is a first look at the next wave of Indiana Jones 3.75" Deluxe figures. Wave 3 features a new Mutt Williams with Motorcyle set and a new 2-pack of Cairo Thugs.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


Arriving at your local comic book shop this week are two new comic books from Dark Horse Comics - Dark Times #11 and Knights of the Old Republic #29. Can't wait to read them? Then follow the links for previews to tide you over!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Questions for Hasbro? - Session 53


On May 16th, we sent another batch of questions to Hasbro for their Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those three questions!

Sunday, May 25, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Target 2008 Order 66 Update from Hasbro


Hasbro has passed along a word of warning for those collectors waiting for the Target exclusive 2008 Order 66 sets to go on clearance, confirming earlier reports on Target's plans for the sets.

Sunday, May 25, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Mighty Muggs Wave 4 Found at Retail


A few folks have e-mailed to let us know they found Mighty Muggs Wave 4 at their local Wal-Mart and Target stores. Wave 4 includes Grievous, Bespin Luke, Palpatine, and a new Yoda. Thanks to all those who e-mailed with their finds.

Sunday, May 25, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Latest Target Clearance Deals Hit 50%


If you're out and about toy shopping this weekend, be sure to check the clearance aisle at your local Target store. Many stores have Aayla's Starfighter, TFU Attack on Kashyyyk Battle Pack, and Galactic Hero Cinema Scenes marked for 50% off clearance pricing. Thanks to all those who e-mailed with their finds.

Sunday, May 25, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

TFU Battle Rancor at Target.com


If you are looking to save some gas and to avoid the retail search for the new Target exclusive Force Unleashed Battle Rancor, then head on over to Target.com where you'll find the Rancor in-stock and ready to ship. Thanks to all those who e-mailed with the tip.

Sunday, May 25, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

SD Shadow Stormtrooper Hyper Hobby Exclusive


A while back, images of a super-deformed Shadow Stormtrooper from Tomy popped up and now we know where you can find him. He's not a 3rd chase figure as initially rumored, instead he'll be a HyperHobby Japan magazine promo item. Thanks to JD forum member Crackbrick for the tip.

Sunday, May 25, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Celebration Japan Update


The Official Site has updated with some new Celebration Japan news. Head on over for all updates on the Celebration Medallions planned for the show, costume contests, the Star Wars Collectibles Road Show, and more!

Sunday, May 25, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

New Book Previews at StarWars.com


StarWars.com has posted previews for a pair of new books. You'll find a first look at Star Wars: The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi from Scholastic and Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor from Del Rey. Both books are due out in October 2008.

Sunday, May 25, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Medicom Reveals Parco 2008 Details


Medicom Toy has announced the dates for the Medicom Toy Exhibition '08 event. The show will once again be held at the Parco Complex in Tokyo, Japan and will take place from June 21st to June 30th. No word yet on whether or not there will be any exclusive Star Wars goodies again this year!

Friday, May 23, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

IJ Mail-Away Crystal Skeleton Figure Revealed


Now that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has hit theaters, Hasbro has updated their Indy website with a picture of the exclusive Crystal Skeleton with Throne mail-away figure set! If you haven't seen the film yet, beware of spoilers if you click the link to check out the figure!

Friday, May 23, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Colectibles Edition Size Update


Sideshow Collectibles has announced the edition size for the Padme VS Nexu Polystone Diorama at 750 pieces worldwide. If you haven't pre-ordered yet, act fast as there are only a few sets left.

Friday, May 23, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Legacy Millennium Falcon Update


Hasbro has updated their website with the official first look at the upcoming Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon. Click on over to check out the pics and review all the features packed into this fantastic new Falcon.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Where Have All the Order 66 Gone?


Were you waiting for the Order 66 sets to hit clearance prices, but your Target's stock vanished? Well, our Anonymous Target Source let us know the Order 66 sets have been pulled because they will be part of a future reset that includes the exclusive TFU Battle Rancor. Nationwide clearance may not be as soon as you thought, but why wait when you can win them in our latest Give-Away!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Legacy #24 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait to read it? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for a preview to tide you over!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Give-Away - 2008 Order 66 2-Packs


Just a reminder that JediDefender is giving you the chance to win all six of the Target 2008 Order 66 2-Packs from Hasbro. Check out our Give-Away page for all the details on how you can enter to win!

Monday, May 19, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Indy On Sale This Week at TRU


This week, Toys R Us is running a "Buy 2 Get the 3rd Free" sale on all Indiana Jones 3.75" figures. At most TRU stores, the sale includes both the basic and deluxe lines, so it's a great time to stock up on German and Russian Soldiers!

Monday, May 19, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Wishlists 2008: Return of the Jedi


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: Return of the Jedi!

Sunday, May 18, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

JD Wishlists 2008: The Empire Strikes Back Results


All the votes have been tallied and the results are in! The top 10 Wishlist for The Empire Strikes Back has been published in our forums with a resculpted Bespin Guard leading the pack as the overall #1 selection. Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting process!

Sunday, May 18, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 12" Darth Vader Sneak Preview


Even though there's not much to see yet, Sideshow Collectibles has posted a teaser video to confirm that a 1:6 scale Darth Vader figure is in the works! Keep an eye on SideshowCollectibles.com for updates on your opportunity to pre-order the Vader figure in the next few months!

Thursday, May 15, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Medicom RAH Royal Guard Pre-Order


The Real Action Heroes Emperor's Royal Guard figure from Medicom Toy is now available for pre-order from Sideshow Collectibles. Each figure includes a force pike and a display base, and comes packaged in a window display box.

Thursday, May 15, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow SDCC'08 Exclusive 12" Aayla Secura Update


Sideshow Collectibles has posted another teaser image and the full priority pre-order details for the SDCC'08 exclusive 12" Aayla Secura figure. Priority Pre-Order for SDCC'08 Attendees begins at 10AM Pacific on May 22nd, while the Non-Attendee Edition goes up for pre-order the next day.

Thursday, May 15, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Mighty Muggs Wave 5 Revealed


Hasbro has updated their site with details on a new wave of Mighty Muggs. Wave 5 includes 4 new Muggs from the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars animation - Count Dooku, Asajj Ventress, Captain Rex, and Anakin Skywalker.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Signature Series FX Sabers


Hasbro has also updated their site to announce that the Force FX Lightsabers will now be part of the new Hasbro Signature Series line. Watch for more info on what other goodies will join the line later this Fall.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Celebration Japan Update


StarWars.com has updated with some new Celebration Japan news. Head on over for all the details on a new set of Celebration Medallions planned for the show, along with info on an appearance by Carrie Fisher.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Disney Star Wars Weekends 2008 Update


The Official Site has posted some new info on Star Wars Weekends 2008 at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Attendees will be treated to an exclusive clip from Star Wars: The Clone Wars that can be seen only during the Weekend events!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Invincible Book Tour Info and Chapter Excerpt


Invincible, the final book in the Legacy of the Force Series was released yesterday, May 13th. To celebrate, StarWars.com has posted an excerpt from the book along with a list of stops for author Troy Denning's book signing tour.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Topps Star Wars: The Clone Wars Cards Revealed


Topps has posted a preview of the various special insert cards that you'll find in the upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars card packs. Watch for these Clone Wars cards to hit stores on the big Clone Wars product launch day, July 26th!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 | 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 #28 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait to read it? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for a preview to tide you over!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Give-Away - 2008 Order 66 2-Packs


Starting today, JediDefender is giving you the chance to win all six of the Target exclusive 2008 Order 66 2-Packs from Hasbro. Check out our new Give-Away page for all the details on how you can enter to win!

Monday, May 12, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

LEGO Star Wars Fans' Choice Poll


LEGO and Toys R Us want your help in choosing the perfect set to add to the 2009 LEGO Star Wars collection! Head on over and vote in the Fans' Choice Poll to help choose which Star Wars scene will be immortalized as a Toys R Us exclusive LEGO set in 2009! Voting ends at 11:59pm Eastern on May 17th.

Monday, May 12, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Kubrick Darth Maul & Speeder Box Set Released


Just a day after the carded Blue Stars Snowtrooper comes the release of the Kubrick Darth Maul with Sith Speeder Box Set from Medicom. Like the carded Blue Stars Snowtrooper, the box set is limited to 2007 pieces and is just starting to pop up on the various on-line auction sites.

Sunday, May 11, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Carded Kubrick Blue Stars Trooper Released


The Kubrick Snowtrooper (Blue Stars Version) carded figure from Medicom has been released in Japan and has started popping up on eBay. The color scheme of the trooper is an homage to a vintage bootleg figure from Turkish toymaker Uzay. Thanks to our friends at Knunt.com for the image!

Saturday, May 10, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Questions for Hasbro? - Session 52


On May 2nd, we sent another batch of questions to Hasbro for their Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those three questions!

Friday, May 9, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

The Clone Wars Trailer Now on Yahoo!


If you missed the TV debut last night (or if you want to see it again), the official trailer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been posted on Yahoo! Movies. The Clone Wars opens on August 15th at a theater near you!

Friday, May 9, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Save $15 on In-Stock Star Wars at Sideshow


Sideshow Collectibles is currently offering a $15 discount on an assortment of in-stock Star Wars items. The offer is valid on orders now through May 14th and can only be used once per person, per user account, per order.

Friday, May 9, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Wishlists 2008: The Empire Strikes Back


Just a reminder that your chance to vote in the JediDefender Wishlists 2008: The Empire Strikes Back poll ends next week! You have until Friday, May 16th to submit your wish-list, so get those lists in if you haven't already!

Friday, May 9, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Wal-Mart Exclusive Droid Factory 2-Packs Update


Hasbro has updated their website with new details on the upcoming Wal-Mart Exclusive Droid Factory 2-Packs. Each set includes a figure, a droid, and a droid piece that you can use to build a C-3PX droid when you buy all 6 sets.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Captain Rex Figure Redemption Certificate On-Line


Hasbro has posted the Redemption Certificate for the exclusive Clone Wars Captain Rex on their website. If you haven't sent away for your Rex yet (or were looking to get a few more), head on over to download the form!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

The Clone Wars Poster & Trailer News


The Official Site has updated with some big Star Wars: The Clone Wars news! Click on the thumbnail above to check out the new Clone Wars movie poster and click on over to StarWars.com for all the details on the offical premiere of the Clone Wars trailer on the Turner networks at 7:58pm on Thursday, May 8th!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Free WotC Minis With StarWarsShop Purchase


During the month of May, StarWarsShop is giving away a free 2-pack of Star Wars miniatures from Wizards of the Coast with every purchase. Whether you're a gamer who can use them or not, it's always nice to get something for free!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Catching Up With The Joneses


If you've not been keeping up with the Joneses, you can at least catch up with them this weekend. USA Network is airing all three Indiana Jones films from last to first on Saturday May 10th, starting at 3PM Eastern time. It's not in the right order, but at least it's Indy on TV!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Legacy #23 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait to read it? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for a preview to tide you over!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Another Female Rebel Pilot Surfaces


Another female X-Wing pilot figure turned up on Ebay over the weekend from a seller in Asia. This should be another Evolutions Rebel Pilot, but details aren't verified yet other than the seller has other unreleased items for sale. More news as it comes in on this item, and thanks to Rune Haako for the pictures.

Monday, May 5, 2008 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Preview Captain Rex Delayed


This past week, Hasbro began mailing out postcards to inform folks that the Clone Wars Captain Rex preview figure has been delayed due to an unanticipated production problem. The figures will not begin shipping until the last week of July. Click on the thumbnail above to check out the card.

Saturday, May 3, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow SDCC'08 Exclusive 12" Aayla Secura


Sideshow Collectibles has revealed their San Diego Comic-Con 2008 exclusive 12" Aayla Secura figure! Priority Pre-Order for SDCC'08 Attendees begins at 10AM Pacific on May 22nd, while the Non-Attendee Edition goes up for pre-order the next day. Watch for more details soon!

Friday, May 2, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow SDCC'08 Exclusive VCD Shadow Guard


Sideshow Collectibles has also revealed plans to sell a VCD Shadow Guard figure from Medicom Toy at San Diego Comic-Con 2008! Priority Pre-Order for SDCC'08 Attendees begins at 10AM Pacific on June 5th, while the Non-Attendee Edition goes up for pre-order the next day. Watch for more details soon!

Friday, May 2, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Premium Format Asajj Ventress Update


Sideshow Collectibles has set the edition size for the Premium Format Asajj Ventress figure at 500 pieces worldwide. If you missed out on pre-ordering, don't forget you can still sign up for the wait list!

Friday, May 2, 2008 | Jeff Smentek

What Indy Artifacts Will You Be Hunting For?


Tomorrow is May 1st, the day when Hasbro's Indiana Jones toys will oficially hit retail! Wait, you're not sure what to look for? Well check out the latest addition to our Checklist section for what to expect on the pegs on May 1st.

Thursday, May 1, 2008 | Jesse Wall

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