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May 2011


New Loose Clone Wars Images


Some new images surfaced this evening of Blackout, and a new figure of Clone Trooper Scythe. You'll renmember him from dragging the Brainworms aboard the ship Ahsoka and Barriss Offee were taking from Geonosis. Will he be part of a wave then, or a battlepack?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Diorama Envy


You think you have a diorama? Well, you'll be pea green with envy after you check out these dioramas from the Shizuoka Hobby Show, featured on Gizmodo. There are a mix of Star Wars and Gundam, but you'll be amazed by both! Check them out.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Memorial Day

Everyone at Jedi Defender would like to wish our readers a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. We would also like to thank all those who have served in the military for the sacrifices they have made for the rest of us. Thank you.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Lots Of New Hasbro Clone Wars Images


A gaggle of new images are available for viewing this evening, spanning 3 upcoming waves of figures from The Clone Wars! Click through to check out who the mysterious "Kashyyyk Warrior" is, and a lot more! When you're done, get in the Clone Wars Forums and share your thoughts.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Topps Power Plates


Topps is putting out a series of magnetic license plate-type items called Power Plates. There is a series of 30 plates plus 6 rare ones. Thanks to our friend Eric at Imperial Holocron for pointing these out!

Friday, May 27, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Comic-Con 12" Clone Commander Update


Sideshow Collectibles revealed more information on the San Diego Comic-Con 1:6 Clone Commander figure. Pre-orders are 6/2 (non-attendees are 6/3), and a full product reveal is 5/31! Stay tuned for more!

Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Pre-Orders


Sideshow Collectibles have posted their pre-orders for the 1:6 Ultimate Sandtrooper, 1:6 Dewback, and Premium Format Stormtrooper! That's a lot of ordering, and a lot of money, so take advante of Flex-Pay!

Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars In 3-D, Live-Action TV, & More!


George Lucas recently was interviewd on G4's Attack of the Show! Watch the interview Right Here, where Lucas touches on Star Wars in 3-D, as well as the Live-Action TV Show news! Already have 50 hours for the TV series, and it's looking more like a feature than a TV show? Sounds interesting!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Star Wars Q&A - Round 89


Another round of Star Wars Q&A has been returned to us! Read on for the answers, and stop by our Star Wars Q&A Thread to discuss the news from around the web!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

1:6 Scale Dewback & Sandtrooper Full Reveal


Sideshow Collectibles updated their production blog with full details on their 1:6 Scale Deluxe Sandtrooper & Dewback. Here's the kicker though. The Dewback is a solid piece with some removable accessories, not a posable figure! Check the link out for the extensive galleries of both items! The Dewback will be $299.99 and the Trooper will be $134.99, with pre-orders on 5/26.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Stealth Ops Clone Revealed


The guys at Sandtroopers.com once again spoiled Hasbro's plans to reveal a new Clone Wars figure. this time it's a Stealth Ops Clonetrooper! It's supposed to be a Toys R Us Exclusive Commander Blackout. Check it out!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration 6 Teaser


StarWarsCelebration.com updated with a teaser that seems to confirm Star Wars Celebration VI is looming in the near future! Where will it be held? Who will attend? Will it be ungodly hot? Either way, start saving if you haven't already!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars Weekends & Star Tours 2 Report


Our own Jim Ristway was in Orlando for the first of 2011's Star Wars Weekends, and the grand opening of Star Tours 2! It was a big event, with lots of celebries, and obviously a lot to take in. Jim took time out of his vacation to do a quick take on the weekend, so read on and check it out.

Monday, May 23, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars Epic Battles?


For further confusion, we have an image of packaged toys from a sub-line called Star Wars Epic Battles. These figures/vehicles could wind up in dollar stores in the U.S., or as Rebelscum is reporting, also found in other countries. The AAT was pictured by Hasbro in 2010, but the figures seem to be something new.

Monday, May 23, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Y-Wing Confirmed?


An overseas Ebay auction may have revealed the rumored Vintage Y-Wing. Hasbro had said in a Q&A that it would be a slight retooling of the existing sculpt, and this box would imply just that. Is this the final product though? It's not confirmed, but it certainly seems like it could be.

Monday, May 23, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Plourr Illo & Dllr Nep Pack At Ross Stores


We received word that the Online Exclusive Plourr Illo & Dllr Nep Rogue Squadron Comic Pack surfaced at Ross stores. Sunday afternoon yours truly picked up one for a low $5.99! Your mileage will vary with Ross stores if you have them, as their distribution varies greatly.

Monday, May 23, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

BBTS has lots of new Preorders!


JD sponsor BBTS has revealed a few new toys this weekend. Up for preorder are the upcoming Battle Packs including the unannounced Stop the Zillo Beast and Capture the Droids. Also up are what Hasbro is now calling the Class I Fleet Vehicles including Castas and some sort of Y-Wing with Pilot!

Saturday, May 21, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Collect All 92! Princess Leia Organa (Boushh Disguise)


One of the first of many twists in ROTJ was when Princess Leia disguised as the bounty hunter Boushh, frees Han Solo from Carbonite jail. Check out the comparison of modern to vintage in Collect All 92!

Friday, May 20, 2011 | Scott Pearson

UPDATE: Star Tours 2 Opening Live Webcast


Disney Parks Blog will be live webcasting the grand opening of the new Star Tours 2 ride at their Disney Parks this Friday, 5/20, at 10 a.m.!

UPDATE: Just a reminder, if you can't be there, you can still watch the Webcast this morning!

Friday, May 20, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

More 1:6 Scale Dewback News


Sideshow Collectibles revealed a little more of the upcoming 1:6 Scale Dewback & Sandtrooper. It's safe to say, it's going to be better than Hasbro's. Full reveal is 5/24 with pre-orders on 5/26!

Thursday, May 19, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Premium Format Stormtrooper Coming Soon


Sideshow Collectibles released news today of a new Premium Format Stormtrooper coming soon! Full reveal is 5/24, with pre-orders on 5/26! This is sure to get the OT fans whipped into a frenzy.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

3-D Falcon Book At Ross/TJ Maxx Stores


I've received a couple reports of people finding the 3-D Owner's Guide to the Millenium Falcon at Ross/TJ Maxx stores for $7.99. This is a must-have book for fans of The Falcon or Star Wars tech books, and the price is a steal! Unfortunately not all areas have these stores, and stock varies greatly.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant Ponda Baba Statue Revealed


Gentle Giant revealed via their Facebook Page, the upcoming Premiere Guild Ponda Baba Statue. With interchangeable furry hands or flippers, you can decide which one you like better!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Loose Star Tours Figure Images Surface


New loose shots of some of the upcoming Star Tours Box Set figures surfaced. Click above to check out Utai Baggage Handler, ACE-38, and Aly San San.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

2011 Mail-Away Proto Fett Images


The gang at Sandtroopers.com scored some early Hasbro images of the 2011 mail-in Proto Boba Fett figure. This looks like a repaint of the 30AC Animated Fett. Head over to check it out and then hit Our Forums where the comments are already spreading.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Pre-Orders At Entertainment Earth


Site sponsor Entertainment Earth posted tons of new pre-orders for Star Wars tonight. From Clone Wars, to Vintage Collection, there's a lot of new to talk about including a Republic Artillery Cannon, and Vintage Wave 8 cases! Read on for some direct links! There's a lot of new figures and other items in these assortments, so check it out.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Star Tours 2 Opening Live Webcast


Disney Parks Blog will be live webcasting the grand opening of the new Star Tours 2 ride at their Disney Parks this Friday, 5/20, at 10 a.m.! Since most of us can't be there, this is fun news. Click the link for the details, and definitely check this out later this week.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Custom Mos Eisley Streets Diorama


The great scene recreator, Dago-Bah, is at it again. This time he posted a really impressive Streets of Mos Eisley diorama in our Customizing Forum! It has to be seen to be believed. The finest background details are always captured in action figure scale, so check it out!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

2011 Hallmark Ornaments Debut


Hallmark.com released their "dreambook" for 2011, featuring all the ornaments for this year. Check out the link or image above to see the Yoda, Han/Greedo in the Cantina, Slave-I, and Lego Vader ornaments!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow 1:6 Scale Dewback Teaser


Sideshow Collectibles updated their Production Blog with a video sure to tease Imperial Trooper fans! Check out the link to see the teaser images of a 1:6 Scale Deback & Sandtrooper! This is going to cost you.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Defender Wishlists 2011: Revenge of the Sith


We're baaaack! JediDefender is proud to continue the 8th Annual Wishlists with a look at Revenge of the Sith. All you have to do to take part in our latest poll is come up with your Wishlist for your top ten 3-3/4" figures. Either submit via our forums or via e-mail. Results will again be hand delivered to Hasbro at Comic Con, so let the fun continue!

Monday, May 16, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Defender Wishlists 2011: The Clone Wars


The winner of the 2011 The Clone Wars Wishlist has been revealed in our forums. The Neimoidian Nute Gunray took first place this year and will receive a box of fruit and my mother's secret cake recipe in honor of his victory. Check out the other figures here.

Monday, May 16, 2011 | Scott Pearson

New Vintage Wave 7 Loose Images


New images of Vintage Wave 7 turned up tonight. Click the pics above to check out Logray, Bom Vimdin, and Han Bespin. Unfortunately Han's holster is missing the thigh-strap it would appear, but still a really nice and long overdue update!

Saturday, May 14, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Legends Clearance Spreading


Some reports of the Star Wars Legends line getting clearanced for $5 at Wal-Mart stores have been coming in over the last week, including my own find recently. Some great army builders were available too, so it's a good time to stock up if your stores are joining in this purge.

Friday, May 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Figrin D'An Pre-Orders


Sideshow Collectibles updated today with the pre-orders for their Figrin D'An 1:1 Bust & Figrin D'An 1:6 Figure. Head over and get your orders in now, and get ready for the rest of the band to head your way in 1:6 scale too.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant 12" Kenner Han Solo and Chewie @


JD Sponsor BBTS has the latest retro Kenner 12" Gentle Giant Figures in stock. Check out Large Head Han Solo and his furball sidekick, Chewbacca!

Thursday, May 12, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Defender Wishlists 2011: The Clone Wars


We're baaaack! JediDefender is proud to continue the 8th Annual Wishlists with a look at The Clone Wars. All you have to do to take part in our latest poll is come up with your Wishlist for your top ten 3-3/4" figures. Either submit via our forums or via e-mail. Results will again be hand delivered to Hasbro at Comic Con, so let the fun continue!

Thursday, May 12, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Star Wars Novels Get Digitized


The Official Site updated with news that Lucasfilm and Random House are launching a Star Wars E-Book Program on 6/28. Over 100 backlist titles will be on the list! Check out the link for the full story.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

The Old Republic Update - The Codex


The Old Republic official site updated with a look at the in-game Codex system. These little goodies will elaborate on the fictional universe you're in. From your character's class, to the people you fight, to the planet you're on, these little gems will help thorough gamers have a more immersive experience in-game!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Taun-Taun Sculpt Confirmed


Gorkoracing comes up with another doozey, this time confirming the rumored New Taun-Taun in Sandtroopers.com's Forums. Check it out! There appears to be added articulation to the ankles and arms, a fully removable saddle, and it seems the left horn (broken, indicating Luke's mount) is a separate piece so they can do other Taun-Tauns using the same base sculpt.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Product Reveals


Sideshow Collectibles updated today with the full product reveals for their upcoming Figrin D'An 1:1 Scale Bust, as well as their Figrin D'An 1:6 Scale Figure. Click the link above to check them both out in their production blog! Pre-orders for both are this Thursday!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Vintage Collection B-Wing?


Gorkoracing at Sandtroopers.com dumped a bit of a surprise today, with images of a K-Mart Vintage B-Wing. Head on over and check it out! And of course let the anger over yet another K-Mart exclusive commence in Our Vintage Collection Forums!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Collect All 92! Gamorrean Guard


It's been a while, no? Well, we thought we would check out one of the greatest figures of all time, and it is still hanging on the pegs...maybe. Here piggy, piggy, piggy...it is the Gamorrean Guard in Collect All 92!

Sunday, May 8, 2011 | Scott Pearson

UPDATE: Target Vintage 3-Packs Found


Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that the Target Vintage 3-Packs have been found! Check them out for pictures and the full report. And if you're out, the DPCI is 087-06-0302 so you can try your hand at getting them!

UPDATE: Word is these are not on shelves because they're part of a May 15th Reset at Target (which will also hopefully include new Vintage figures in some quantity!). So if you don't like pestering store employees, you may jus want to wait it out.

Sunday, May 8, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

2011 Legends Images


We received new images of the 2011 Saga Legends due out soon! You'll want to click through to see what is good and bad about 2011's selections. From Boba Fett and Vader, to Spacetroopers and Death Star Troopers, they're all waiting for you to read on and check them out!

Sunday, May 8, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Lego Star Wars: Save The Galaxy


The Official Site has a cool look at Scholastic's Lego Star Wars: Save the Galaxy book. This is perfect for the little Lego Star Wars maniac in your family, and is available at book stores now!

Friday, May 6, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Updates - Lots Of Bith Stuff


Sideshow Collectibles updated this evening with news of the upcoming Bith onslaught. Check out the 1:1 Scale Figrin D'An Bust, pre-ordering May 12th. And of course check out the 1:6 Figrin D'An & the Modal Nodes Figures, also pre-ordering May 12th.

Thursday, May 5, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Target Vintage 3-Packs Found


Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that the Target Vintage 3-Packs have been found! Check them out for pictures and the full report. And if you're out, the DPCI is 087-06-0302 so you can try your hand at getting them!

Thursday, May 5, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News: BBTS


JD would like to welcome back Bigbadtoystore.com as a site sponsor. Check out their latest offerings

Thursday, May 5, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Lego Prequal Trilogy Video


Lego once again comes up with a great video. Check out the Prequal Trilogy Synopsis using mini-figures and a face pace! It's always good to highlight the finer points of 3 films in just over 2 minutes.

Thursday, May 5, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars Saga Blu-Ray Details Revealed


The Official Site wasn't kidding that all would be revealed on May 4th! Read on through for the incredible ammount of extra material being included with the Star Wars Saga On Blu-Ray, coming September 12th!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: 12" Musicians Making Big Noise


Sideshow Collectibles teased us via their Facebook Page to keep our eyes open for upcoming 12" Figure news. It seems 12" Bith Musicans, Figrin D'an & The Modal Nodes, will be playing at a bar near you!

UPDATE: It seems that Sideshow will indeed be making not just the leader, but the rest of the Modal Nodes! Another update on their facebook page is confirming this bit of speculation from the earlier story. But this'll cost ya!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Transformers Sweepstakes Announcement


Hasbro is pumped for the upcoming Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon premiere, and they want to get the fans involved too! Check out their 16 Weeks Of Cyber Sweeps contest for your chance at big prizes! Read on for details.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Hasbro Images


A gaggle of Hasbro images came in today for sharing. Click through for a gallery of items from upcoming Deluxe Figure w/Vehicles, to new Battlepacks for this year. You'll be disappointed to see that Hasbro apparantly is cutting Battlepacks down to a mere 3 figures, and no report thus far of a price decrease to accompany the dramatic diminishing "value" of the battlepack format.

Monday, May 2, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

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