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June 2005


Behind The Mask Is...


Excitement about the Series 4 Star Wars Kubricks continues to build as more information is released from the Medicom Exhibition in Japan. Pictures of 2 versions of the Darth Vader Kubrick have surfaced at Slave1.jp. As well, details of the case breakdown from Hong Kong have also been revealed, leading to a huge amount of speculation as to the possible other chase figures. Check out the full story for more info and then head into our forums for even more action - thanks to forum members sithbaker and bikeridetony for the great links and info! Keep on reading for the case ratios.

Thursday, June 30, 2005 | Jesse Wall

PARCO Exclusive Carded Vader Kubrick


The greatest villain of all time is making his way in to the Kubrick Line as part of Series 4 in a few short weeks. To commemorate all things Sith, Medicom at the PARCO Exhibition has unleashed a new Carded Exclusive Darth Vader Kubrick, one that will have fans in a frenzy! Expect this piece to be extremely limited in numbers like the Sandtrooper last year; which means Vader will not come cheaply as witnessed by this eBay auction.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 | Scott Pearson

Series 4 Kubricks Surface on eBay


The first auction claiming to have the Series 4 Kubricks in hand has shown up on eBay. The seller states that the actual release date is not until July 9th, which actually corresponds with the theatrical release of Revenge of the Sith in Japan. Of course, anything that shows up on eBay should be taken with a grain of salt, but this is some potentially exciting news for all of us waiting...

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Hasbro Ups The Cuteness Factor


So you're the coolest kid in school, but need one more thing to prove it? Well, check out Hasbro's official update with their Galactic Heroes Keychains! You can choose from Luke, Han, Yoda and Boba Fett.

Okay, so they might not make you cool, but they are darn cute. But you didn't hear that from me.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Target Clone Give Away Winner... JD Member ruiner!


And the winner of the Target Clone Give Away is... JD member ruiner! Congratulations Travis!

Thanks to everyone who entered. Don't forget to head on over to our newest Give Away to have another try at some cool JD freebies, and perhaps win yourself 5 super-articulated ROTS #41 Clones!

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 | Matt Colman

Grab Your CIII Badges Set


Another perk to your Hyperspace membership has shown up at SWS.com: a complete Celebration III Badges Set. All 16 badges are included and stored in a sharp looking wooden case engraved with the CIII logo.

These badges are available exclusively to Hyperspace members for preorder for 1 week. Then they will be made available to the general public, assuming they are not sold out, and will ship on July 15th.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Radio Controlled R2s To Chase Pets With


Thanks to StarWarsShop.com's import of this little number, they are now taking orders (Hyperspace Members Only) for the hotly anticipated Tomy Remote-Controlled R2-D2 figure! The R2's U.S. availability was asked about at the Hasbro Q&A during Celebration 3, and it seems we will have our opportunity to pick this up. It's an actual Remote-Control R2 with various functions that is in the 3.75" line's scale. Pretty nifty, eh?

You can get your order in by clicking the following link: Exclusive Remote Control R2-D2 Action Figure. If any are remaining after July 1st, they are released to the general public then.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

New JediDefender Give Away - SA Clone Army!


Hey army builders! JediDefender is proud to offer you a chance to win your very own mini Clone army, consisting of five ROTS #41 super-articulated Clonetroopers! Check out our new Give Away page for all the details on how you can win. Good luck!

Monday, June 27, 2005 | Matt Colman

Signature Edition AT-AT Available


Master Replicas has raised the bar on their amazing AT-AT replica by creating a Signature Edition that includes the signature of Phil Tippett, the model animator from The Empire Strikes Back. It is available now from StarWarsShop.com in a very limited edition of 750 worldwide. At an incredible 27" x 11" x 22" in the tradition of Master Replicas' amazing detail, this will be the ultimate piece in any collection!

Monday, June 27, 2005 | Jesse Wall

SDCC: The Lucasfilm Pavilion


The 2005 San Diego Comic Convention is coming up fast -- July 13th to 17th, to be exact. And there will be a ton to see for the Star Wars fan, as described by StarWars.com.

Monday, June 27, 2005 | Jesse Wall

New Unleashed Wave & Mpire Figures Hitting Retail

The new wave of Unleashed figures, including Asajj Ventress, Darth Vader and Yoda vs. Emperor, has been spotted by JD staff member Tydirium at Toys R Us in Southern California. Also spotted around SoCal TRUs lately have been the new Mpire assortment of figures (from M&Ms). So you can add those itmes to your search lists, along with all the other new goodies that have been hitting retail over the past week. Happy hunting!

Sunday, June 26, 2005 | Matt Colman

A Closer Look At Evolution


Pictures surfaced of loose shots of the Evolutions: Anakin Figures, and wow do they look sweet! Click on through to take a look at all the Anakin Goodness you get with these new sets due out soon.

Saturday, June 25, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

500th Vader SKU Number

With the 500th Vader showing up at retail, and in some instances with only one case of three figures being sent to a store, it's nice to have the SKU # incase you luck into finding a helpful employee. And we have that number thanks to forum member Jay Double!

SKU #: 653569013648 (Toys R Us Stores)

A big thanks for sharing the number of his Vader he picked up at Toys R Us recently. So if you're at a TRU anytime soon, it may be a good idea to have that little number handy so you can ask for some help finding one. (Often times the Pricescanners found throughout some stores will allow you to punch in the code to see for yourself if the item is in stock as well)

Saturday, June 25, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

.45 Black Chrome Anakin Saber at StarWarsShop


The Master Replicas .45 scale black chrome Anakin Skywalker lightsaber is now up for pre-order exclusively at StarWarsShop! This scaled replica of the elegant weapon of the soon-to-be Dark Lord of the Sith comes with a display stand and packaging that distinguishes it as a StarWarsShop.com exclusive. If you are a fan of these mini sabers, be sure to head on over and order yours today!

Friday, June 24, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Wookiee Flyer Close Up


Another item currently arriving in stores across the USA is the Wookiee Flyer with Wookiee Warrior. Click on through to the Full Story for a closer look at this $14.99 mid-size vehicle and figure!

Friday, June 24, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

C3 Vader In-Stock


Back again for a limited time, the exclusive Celebration III Darth Vader is listed as in stock at StarWarsShop. The Vader does not come with the Star Case and is only available to Hyperspace members. Head on over and grab yours before they disappear again!

UPDATE - It appears that Vader is now sold out...

Friday, June 24, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Toys R Us Sold!


Stockholders officially agreed to the merger of Toys R Us with a large investment group, and the deal is expected to be closed by the end of July. So what does this mean to the everyday collector and toy lover? Will we see a large number of stores closing? Let's hope not, but only time will tell...

Friday, June 24, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Hasbro @ SDCC 2005


The Official Site updates today with the lowdown on Star Wars Day at San Diego Comic Con 2005! Of special interest is the "What's New, and What's Coming at Hasbro" panel at 3:30pm on Friday, July 15th. Hasbro promises a sneak peek at the 2006 toys and a Q-and-A session as well! Mark your SDCC programs now!

Friday, June 24, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Medicom Stormtrooper Pics


Medicom updates their website again today, this time showing us a handful of pictures of the upcoming Real Action Heroes Stormtrooper. Following their trend of superarticulation, this soldier will not disappoint! Thanks to forum member sithbaker for the heads up; head into our forums for a look at these incredible poses.

Thursday, June 23, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Kubrick Series 5 Announced


With one new box set already here and Series 4 due in July, what more could a Star Wars Kubrick fan ask for? Another Kubrick Star Wars Series this year, that's what and the fine folks at Medicom come through with Series 5 - Yoda, Jedi Luke, Slave Leia, Admiral Ackbar, Death Star Gunner, and Snaggletooth! Due in October 2005, this series is sure to delight Kubrick fans everywhere!

Thursday, June 23, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

500th Vader at Retail


Reports are coming in that the 500th Star Wars Figure Darth Vader is being found all over the country at Toys R Us. It might be time to check your local store! Can't wait to see what Vader looks like in-hand? Then click on through to the Full Story for a closer look at a packaged sample!

Thursday, June 23, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Preorder Series 4 Bust-Ups


StarWarsShop.com has listed Series 4 of Gentle Giant's Bust-Ups for preorder, which will be available for October, 2005. This series is often referred to as the Revenge of the Sith line because it contains Episode III versions of Anakin, Obi-Wan, General Grievous, Darth Sidious and Clone Troopers. However, Yoda is in his aged Original Trilogy form.

This is the first series that will not  be mystery-boxed, but instead will more clearly indicate which figure is in the package. As well, a case now includes 18 figures, rather than 12 or 24. Click for a great pic of the upcoming line!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Battle Packs Error Already?


StarWars.com discusses the upcoming Battle Packs line, which packages 5 main characters together for instant action when you are playing, er, displaying your figures. The first set, Jedi vs Sith, is due this fall, and includes Asajj Ventress, General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Yoda.

An exciting accessory is the Clone Trooper armor for Obi-Wan Kenobi to recreate his appearance in the Clone Wars cartoon. If you click on the thumbnail above, you'll see the error on the package - it is referred to as Stormtrooper armor. Only time will tell if Hasbro corrects this before release.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 | Jesse Wall

UCS Jedi Starfighter for 2006


Some exciting news on the horizon for you LEGO lovers out there: expect to see an Ultimate Collector Series Jedi Starfighter in 2006. No word yet on which prequel it will be from, but one from Revenge of the Sith is likely a safe assumption. Thanks to Eurobricks.com for this info, based on a member who toured one of the LEGO sites.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005 | Jesse Wall

The Young Luke Skywalker Chronicles?

Cinematical.com brings us news of a Japanese press conference where Rick McCallum finally shed some light on the upcoming Star Wars TV show. It will be set between Episodes 3 and 4, specifically involving Luke Skywalker and other unmentioned characters. He and George Lucas plan to begin production after completion of Indiana Jones 4.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Comic Con Exclusive .45 Saber


One of the great attractions of the San Diego Comic Con are the exclusives that are made just for this event. Master Replicas will continue its variant .45 scale sabers with the ROTS Yoda lightsaberin the smoked chrome finish. And a few people, 5% to be exact, will find a gold version, so good luck at Comic Con!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 | Jesse Wall

"The Ultimate" DK Book


So you're looking for a book that covers Star Wars in a way never done before? Get ready for DK Books' Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide. Covering everything from the movies to the expanded universe to the great fans that support the franchise, this promises to be an amazing book. Check out StarWars.com for some great shots from the inside of the book!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Star Wars Evolves


Hasbro officially reveals what is possibly the most exciting idea in many years - Evolutions! Each package contains three beautifully sculpted and nicely articulated figures showing the "evolution" of a particular character or related characters. We begin with the center of the Star Wars universe, the change of Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader! So check out Hasbro now and see what we have to look forward to.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 | Jesse Wall

500th Vader & Evolutions DPCI's

JediDefender Forum Member, knashdx writes in with some DPCI Numbers he says he found in the Target Computer System recently.

500th Vader DPCI: 087061124
Evolution DPCI: 087061357

You may want to try these numbers out in your travels to Target Stores just to see whether they have these items in stock or not.

Monday, June 20, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

AFI Honors Lucas


George Lucas was honored recently with the AFI Life Achievement Award. The award ceremony was taped exclusively for the USA Network where it will air on Monday, June 20th at 9:00 PM (with subsequent re-airings). You can read all about the show's details at the USA George Lucas AFI Award page.

The show will feature clips from Lucas's films with commentary from the likes of Peter Jackson, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, and many others. Sounds like this is one to set the recorders for!

UPDATE:

Just a brief reminder that the show airs tonight (Monday night) at 9:00 PM. Set the Recorder!

Monday, June 20, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Preorder Luminara and Barriss Maquette


Gentle Giant continues their beautiful line of Clone Wars maquettes with their next piece, Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee. This great sculpture looks amazingly accurate to the animated characters from the Clone Wars cartoon! Preorder yours today from StarWarsShop.com today!

Sunday, June 19, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Christmas in June at StarWarsShop.com


The Official Site updates with a quick overview of some of the new Christmas products available at StarWarsShop. Head on over and check out the great selection of ornaments and other holiday baubles to add to your collection!

Saturday, June 18, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Kubrick Boxed Sets Feature


JediDefender is proud to bring you a new feature with pictures and the details on the 4 Star Wars Kubrick Box Sets that were released from the launch of the line in 2003 with the Early Bird Set through the Max Rebo Set that was released earlier this year. Many thanks to Jeff and the guys here for letting me back in the fold to bring you this report. Look for Series 4 in a few short weeks and more exciting news as it develops!

Saturday, June 18, 2005 | Scott Pearson

Remote Control R2-D2 from Tomy Japan


Earlier this year, the Official Site broke the news of a remote control R2-D2 in scale with Hasbro's figures. This remote control R2-D2 is due to be released this month in Japan and many foreign e-tailers are now taking pre-orders. No word yet on if this one will be available from a US source, but keep your eyes open for this unique collectible to arrive.

Saturday, June 18, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Darth Vader Celebrates Father's Day


The Official Site updates with the details on a free poster give away at this weekend's showings of Revenge of the Sith! This exclusive 11x17-inch poster will only be given to ticket holders who see Revenge of the Sith at participating U.S. theaters this Friday, Saturday or Sunday (June 17-19). Head on over to the Official Site for all the details!

Saturday, June 18, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Update JediDefender Give Away - Target Clone!


Due to this week's technical difficulties, the deadline for entering the Target exclusive Clone Trooper Give Away is being extended until Friday, Jun 24th. Check out our new Give Away page for all the details on how you can win!

Saturday, June 18, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Motion Sickness Aid


The Official Site updates with a look at a "unique" Star Wars item available only on Virgin Atlantic flights (while supplies last) - a limited-edition air sickness bag used to promote the Revenge of the Sith Video Game. Head on over to the Official Site for all the details!

Saturday, June 18, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Update - Ultimate Lightsaber


Hasbro updates their website with new info on their upcoming "Ultimate Lightsaber" Kit! This great new set from Hasbro gives kids the chance to build a custom lightsaber from a variety or parts! Click on over to the Hasbro website for all the details!

Saturday, June 18, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Wal-Mart Early Bird Set Give Away - The Winner!


JediDefender is proud to announce that the winner of the Wal-Mart exclusive Early Bird Certificate Set is JD forum member inadvertent imitation! Congratulations Ben! Thanks to all those who entered. Don't forget to check out our Give Away page for all the details on our latest drawing - Target Clone Trooper!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Glass Art Galore


The German Company, Stiefelmayer-Contento is producing a line of 3-D Glass Art where images from Revenge of the Sith are engraved in solid blocks of glass in absolutely stunning detail. You can read all about this innovative line at StarWars.com.

Also make sure to hit up StarWarsShop.com to get your order in on these beautiful collectables.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Lucas Receives AFI Life Achievement Award


George Lucas was honored recently with the AFI Life Achievement Award. The award ceremony was taped exclusively for the USA Network where it will air on Monday, June 20th at 9:00 PM (with subsequent re-airings). You can read all about the show's details at the USA George Lucas AFI Award page.

The show will feature clips from Lucas's films with commentary from the likes of Peter Jackson, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, and many others. Sounds like this is one to set the recorders for!

Monday, June 13, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

New JediDefender Give Away - Target Clone!


JediDefender is proud to offer you a chance to win your very own Target exclusive Clone Trooper figure from Revenge of the Sith! Check out our new Give Away page for all the details on how you can win!

Sunday, June 12, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

New Review: Wookiee Warrior (Sneak Preview)


And a new review arrives here at Jedi Defender to close out the "Preview Wave". This time we take a look at my favorite from the bunch, the Wookiee Warrior. With a load of articulation, some nice accessories, and for just being a hulking chunk of plastic, this turned out to be one fantastic Wookiee figure. So click his mugshot above and read every little detail I could pick out about him.

Sure he doesn't come with "Wookiee Rage", but he's more fun to pose and that wins out over lame twisting action features in this reviewer's opinion. And as always, when you're done reading the review just pop by our Review Forum and share your thoughts with us!

Sunday, June 12, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

RotS Figure with Cup Wave 2


OK, so they aren't from Revenge of the Sith but they're packaged like they are. The long lost OTC wave of Target exclusive Figure with Cup sets has resurfaced in RotS lava packaging. Click on through for a look at the newest figure with cup sets - Han Solo, Yoda, and Boba Fett!

Saturday, June 11, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Spudtrooper at StarWarsShop.com


StarWarsShop is now taking pre-orders for the next Star Wars Potato Head - Spudtrooper! Darth Tater finally gets some troops to boss around! Due in September, this spud comes loaded with accessories and is ready for action. Head on over to StarWarsShop and order yours today!

Saturday, June 11, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Win A Star Wars Pinball Machine!


StarWars.com is proclaiming this the Summer of Revenge and to celebrate they are going to reward a lucky fan with a Star Wars pinball machine. The next time you go to Episode III between June 10th and July 4th, keep your ticket stub and send it into the fan club for your chance to win! Wouldn't it be sweet to have this little item in your basement?

There are also other ways to compete with your fellow fans. The person who sees Revenge of the Sith the most times will be featured on StarWars.com, and so will the group that attends a showing with the largest number of friends. Check out StarWars.com for all of the details.

Thursday, June 9, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Tomy Real Mask Magnets Update


Series 2 of Tomy's "Real Mask" magnets has been released and is starting to show up "in-stock" at many e-tailers. Series 2 includes Greedo, Yoda, Clone Trooper (Ep2), Scout Trooper, Darth Maul, Royal Guard, Chewbacca, and the Chase Helmet - Boushh! If you are a fan of these detailed magnets, it's time to start shopping!

Thursday, June 9, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

KB Toys Exclusive RotS 9-Pack


KB Toys.com is now taking pre-orders for an exclusive 9-pack of Revenge of the Sith actions figures. Included are eight repackaged figures and one "new" figure - yet another Silver Darth Vader. The exclusive 9-pack has a retail price of $49.99 and is scheduled to arrive in September. Head on over to KB Toys and pre-order yours today!

Thursday, June 9, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Reminder - Early Bird Give Away!


Just a reminder that JediDefender is proud to offer you a chance to win your very own Wal-Mart exclusive Early Bird Certificate Package! The contest ends Saturday, June 11th, so there's still time to check out our Give Away page and enter if you haven't already!

Thursday, June 9, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Force Battler Update at Hasbro


Hasbro updates their website today with new pictures of the next two figures in the 7-inch Force Battler line - Yoda and Emperor Palpatine! Each figure is loaded with action figures and ready for battle! Click on over to the Hasbro website for all the details!

Thursday, June 9, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Collector's Gallery Online

The latest from Collector's Gallery Online includes the exclusive Clone Trooper 4 Pack sets in both colored and white packs.

Thursday, June 9, 2005 | Chris Berry

GG's Comic Con Exclusive: Silver Jango Bust-up


Gentle Giant has finally announced their San Diego Comic Con exclusive - a silver Jango Fett Bust-up. No price has been announced, but these will be limited to one per day, with badges presumably punched. No word yet on whether that's the only exclusive GG will be offering there, or if they may perhaps still have a full sized bust as well (sounds doubtful), so stay tuned...

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 | Matt Colman

Attakus Strikes Back


Attakus once again causes jaws to drop around the net as many more pictures of their fantastic diorama line surface in their forums. Bare in mind that their super-detailed diorama line is supposed to be within the 3.75" scale. Price is now the big question.

Click the thumbnail above to go to the Attakus Forums and see a slew of images of the Death Star/Millenium Falcon Diorama as well as other items from Attakus. If you don't want that diorama to display your figures in though, then you just have no soul! ;)

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Pittsburgh Toy Show Returns


The Pittsburgh Toy, Comics, & Childhood Collectibles Show returns to the Expomart (near the mall famous for being where Dawn of the Dead was filmed) July 30 - 31. The show is always a hotbed for Star Wars activity, and a place I've found many deals including my double-telescoping Luke. If you're able to attend the show then just click the image of Pittsburgh's Skyline above and read all the details about it. I'll be there on Saturday for sure with other local members of the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS)!

Tuesday, June 7, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Target Micro Battle Set Update


Hasbro updates their website today with a preview of the upcoming Target exclusive Micro Battle Sets. This new micro line features three transforming playsets, each changing from a vehicle to a playset. Click on over to the Hasbro website for a closer look at all three of the upcoming sets!

Tuesday, June 7, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

New Review: R4-G9


JediDefender.com blasts right back at you with another review. This time we look at the Preview Wave's astromech extrordinaire, R4-G9. As always, click the image above of the little guy and read the full review for yourself.

R4 was a fun figure to take a close look at because he proved Hasbro can innovate even on what I personally had felt they had perfected. Astromechs get an overhaul though, as R4 features everything you could want in one of these little droids (well, almost everything)! As always, when you're done reading the review just pop by our Review Forum and share your thoughts with us!

Monday, June 6, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

New Kubrick Series 4 Pictures!



Slave1.jp comes through with the first ever shots of the upcoming Series 4 Kubrick lineup, including Vader, Stormtrooper, Bespin Luke, Emperor, Nien Nunb and Hoth Han. All incredible looking, as we've come to expect from Medicom. If you're as addicted to these little guys as we are, feel free to stop by JD's Kubrick's Anonymous club for some helpful moral support...

Monday, June 6, 2005 | Matt Colman

Medicom Stormtrooper Coming!


Some very exciting photos of the Medicom Real Action Heroes (RAH) Stormtrooper have surfaced, showing Medicom's continuing commitment to amazing Star Wars figures! The Stormtrooper was showcased at the World Character Convention in Japan and thanks to Slave1.jp we are able to show you the impressive picture. The RAH Darth Vader is to be highly articulated, so hopefully we will see the same poseability in the Stormtrooper as well. Thanks go to forum member Hemish for pointing this out!

Monday, June 6, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Hasbro Update: Energy Beam Blaster


Hasbro updates today with a look at the upcoming Energy Beam Blaster. Head on over to StarWars.Hasbro.com and read up about it. We're just going to assume the "silly string" material is of the non-flammable variety... We hope!

Friday, June 3, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

New JediDefender Give Away - Early Bird Kit!


JediDefender is proud to offer you a chance to win your very own Wal-Mart exclusive Early Bird Certificate Package! One of the few new Classic Original Trilogy items to come out this year, this Early Bird Certificate can be redeemed for four brand new action figures from Hasbro! Check out our new Give Away page for all the details on how you can win!

Friday, June 3, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Congrats to Holo Yoda Winner... Mosnab!

Congratulations to JD forum member mosnab on winning our Toys'R'Us exclusive Holographic Yoda giveaway. Way to go, Brian!

Stay tuned for Part 4 of JediDefender's continuing ROTS exclusive giveaways, starting tonight...

Friday, June 3, 2005 | Matt Colman

Say Hello to the Lego Sandcrawler!


For the "brickheads" out there, Lego comes out of left field with the announcement of their brand new Sandcrawler, due out on their website on June 15th. If you don't love this thing for those cool little Jawa figures, you're heartless! This 1,669 piece set clocks in with an impressive line-up of features, and a whopping 11 mini-figures! Click the image above to read all about it at StarWars.com.

Friday, June 3, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

New Review: Tion Medon


Another Jedi Defender.com Review is up for your reading pleasure. This time we take a look at the leader for the Switzerland of Star Wars, Utapau... I speak of Tion Medon of course! Click the image above and read the full review.

For a guy with the "buy me!" potential of macaroni art, Tion turned out to be a pretty decent figure. Sure you're not going ga-ga to build an army of him, but anyone that scary looking (yet incredibly civil in the film) deserves a figure. When you're done reading my review, come by our Review Forum and share your thoughts with us!

Thursday, June 2, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Code 3 Sculpted Poster Up for Order


StarWars.com has announced the availablity of another StarWarsShop.com exclusive, the Code 3 Poster Sculpture based on the A New Hope Style D poster. This is the fourth Star Wars poster sculpture in the series, and it's priced at $79.99 with a shipping date in August 2005. Check out this impressive piece!

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Reminder - Holo Yoda Give Away!


JediDefender is proud to offer you a chance to win your very own Toys R Us exclusive Holographic Yoda figure from Revenge of the Sith! The contest ends Thursday, June 2nd, so there's still time to check out our Give Away page and enter if you haven't already!

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Pre-Order Update at EE


Tired of wasting gas driving all over looking for the latest waves of Revenge of the Sith figures? Then you might want to check out EntertainmentEarth and pre-order the next few waves. Click on through for all the details and pictures of figures #45-56!

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Holographic Leia Available for Pre-Order


StarWars.com brings us details of the Holographic Princess Leia exclusive to the San Diego Comic Con. The detail that stands out the most is the return to the styling of the OTC cardback!

It appears that convention organizers are learning from the problems of long lines for these exclusives - attendees can simply order the figure online before the show and then pick it up, hopefully with a reduced wait. So if you're headed to the show, pre-order yours June 1st!

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Vader Mickey Plush Up For Order


He's certainly got to be the cutest version of Darth Vader we've ever seen -- Mickey Mouse as the Sith Lord! This plush Mickey was originally available on the first weekend of Star Wars Weekends, but to no one's surprise, he quickly sold out. So order one while you can for only $12.00, and he should show up on your doorstep around September or October.

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Exclusive Luke at San Diego Comic Con


Sideshow Collectibles has given us a small glimpse at their seven different exclusives to be seen at the San Diego Comic Con. Of particular interest is the floppy hat version of the 1/4 scale Tatooine Luke Skywalker, limited to only 500 pieces! Keep an eye here for more details on how you can order this great item before the Convention, which runs from July 14th to 17th.

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Hasbro Updates Galore


The Hasbro Star Wars home has had a number of updates. Let your wallet weep when you click on through to check out everything from the latest Collection 2 figures to the M&M figure line!

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

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