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June 2006


Titanium IG-88 Boxed In


We've got new packaged shots of the front and back of the new 3.75" IG-88 Titanium Figure. The shots display the new direction Titanium Figure packaging is seemingly taking, and looks pretty sharp too for the one Titanium Figure fans seem to be anxiously awaiting. Read on for the full scoop.

Friday, June 30, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

Questions for Hasbro? - Week 4 Answers


Last Friday, we sent our fourth batch of questions to Hasbro as part of the new weekly Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those questions!

Friday, June 30, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Kubrick Series 6 Chase Figure - Grand Moff Tarkin


When the chase figures for Kubrick Star Wars Series 6 were revealed in Star Wars Insider a while back, all we were shown was a tiny little picture. Now that Star Wars Series 6 has been officially released, we finally get a better look at them. Click on the thumbnail for a closer look at the third chase figure to pop up, Grand Moff Tarkin!

Thursday, June 29, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Tim Hildebrandt Remembered


The Official Site has posted a great tribute to Tim Hildebrandt, who passed away recently from complications due to diabetes. Head on over for a look at the life and accomplishments of one of the earliest Star Wars artists.

Thursday, June 29, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

More Target DPCI's


The Target computers got a bit of an inventory update with new DPCI's on product yet to be confirmed as well as a replacement number. Look for the following at the big red bullseye in the near future:

087-06-1990 basic figures $6.99
087-06-1991 expand universe 2 pk $9.99


This seems to strongly confirm the rumors for Expanded Universe 2-packs, and also that the basic figures are changing up in some fashion as well. Happy Hunting and thanks to our friend jedishadow for the tip!

Thursday, June 29, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

Kubrick Series 6 Chase Figure - Imperial Officer


When the chase figures for Kubrick Star Wars Series 6 were revealed in Star Wars Insider a while back, all we were shown was a tiny little picture. Now that the Series has been officially released, we finally get a better look at them. Click on the thumbnail for a closer look at the second chase figure to pop up, the Imperial Officer!

Thursday, June 29, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Review: Momaw Nadon


Sometimes Hasbro resculpts a figure you didn't even realize you wanted again. Not too many people were asking for it, but this week's review is the 3rd version of a Cantina alien, not a common occurance. We're dishing out the good and bad for Momaw Nadon, the "Hammerhead". Momaw comes in with a fantastic new sculpt and nice accessories, but Hasbro made sure not to spoil us by not improving articulation at all unfortunately. Check out the full review to see if this figure measures up to the modern standards.

Of course when you're finished reading, feel free to stop by our Reviews Forum and share your thoughts on this review with us, or create your own critiques on Hasbro's wares.

Thursday, June 29, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

New ESB T-shirt and Card at Star Wars Shop


StarWarsShop is now offering the second in their exclusive series of classic trilogy t-shirts and collector cards. This new t-shirt, which features cool new artwork from The Empire Strikes Back, depicts the thrilling battle for Hoth. Quantities are limited, so grab yours today!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Secrets of Star Wars 07 Update


The Official Site updates with another new photo in the Hyperspace exclusive Secrets of Star Wars 07 feature. Head on over for the latest sneak peek at
the concept art for what will be the biggest multi-media event of 2007!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 12" Kit Fisto Shipping Soon


Sideshow Collectibles sends along word that the 12" Kit Fisto figure will be shipping soon. Kit is estimated to arrive at Sideshow's warehouse within the next 20-25 days and should start shipping to pre-order holders shortly after that!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Gentle Giant Blog Update


Gentle Giant has updated their blog once again with the edition sizes of a few more upcoming products and a bit of San Diego Comic Con news!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine #20 Online


Now available exclusively to Hyperspace members is the latest Star Wars Insider Online Supplement - Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine #20. This issue was originally shipped to LFL Fan Club subscribers in the fall of 1993. Head on over to the Official Site to check it out!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 | 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 #6. Can't wait for tomorrow? Then check out Dark Horse's site for a preview to tide you over!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Gentle Giant Sets Edition Sizes


Gentle Giant has updated their blog today with information on the edition sizes of a few upcoming products!

Monday, June 26, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Rookies Continue in New Hyperspace Webstrip


The latest Hyperspace exclusive webstrip, Rookies: No Turning Back, makes it's debut today at the Official Site. The follow-up webstrip to the first Rookies storyline is set in the classic era of the Original Trilogy and follows a new band of inexperienced heroes as they learn the ropes of the Rebellion.

Monday, June 26, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Kubrick Series 6 Chase Figure - Wedge Antilles


When the chase figures for Kubrick Star Wars Series 6 were revealed in Star Wars Insider a while back, all we were shown was a tiny little picture. Now that the Series has been officially released, we finally get our first good look at one. Click on the thumbnail for a closer look at Wedge Antilles (X-Wing Pilot)!

Monday, June 26, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Kubrick Star Wars Series 6 Arrives Early


We reported on Friday that Kubrick Star Wars Series 6 would be shipping from e-tailers this week, but Medicom beat them all to the punch by offering up the figures early at the big 2006 Toy Exhibiton! Click on the thumbnail above for a preview of the Series 6 boxes, which feature a new, more colorful look!

Monday, June 26, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

2006 Saga Snowspeeder Revealed


Making an appearance on eBay this weekend is the upcoming Target exclusive Rogue Two Snowspeeder with Zev Senesca!

Sunday, June 25, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

400% Darth Vader Kubrick Almost Revealed


More Medicom 2006 Toy Exhibition news! Teased in the picture above is the yet-to-be-announced 400% Kubrick Darth Vader figure! This piece should be available this fall, most likely as an exclusive but no firm details yet on the where or when. We are working on tracking down a full image, so stay tuned!

Sunday, June 25, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Kubrick Speederbike and Biker Scout Set


A new Kubrick box set was revealed at the Medicom 2006 Toy Exhibition - the Speeder Bike with Biker Scout Box Set. While all the details are not final, the set should be available this fall and retail for 3129yen. Stay tuned as more information is revealed by Medicom!

Sunday, June 25, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Kubrick Blackhole/Shadow Stormtroper


More Medicom 2006 Toy Exhibition news! Pictures have popped up of a new, yet-to-be-announced Kubrick Shadow (Blackhole) Stormtrooper figure. No firm details yet on where or when this piece will be released, though it is thought to be a future show exclusive. Stay tuned as more information is revealed by Medicom!

Sunday, June 25, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Vinyl Super Deformed TIE Fighter Pilot


More Medicom 2006 Toy Exhibition news! Pictures have popped up of a new, yet-to-be-announced Vinyl Super Deformed TIE Fighter Pilot. This piece should be available this fall, but no firm details yet on the where or when. Stay tuned as more information is revealed by Medicom!

Sunday, June 25, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Carded Commander Jorg Sacul Kubrick


Our weekend of 2006 Medicom Toy Exhibition coverage continues with a closer look at the Commander Jorg Sacul carded Kubrick figure from this weekend's show.

Sunday, June 25, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Medicom Real Action Hero Update


Our weekend of 2006 Medicom Toy Exhibition coverage continues today with some news from Medicom's Real Action Hero line. Shown at this weekend's show were prototypes for three new RAH figures - Boba Fett, AOTC Clone Trooper, and Shadow Stormtrooper! No release details yet, but expect Boba Fett to arrive this fall!

Sunday, June 25, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Vinyl Super Deformed Clone Trooper Gallery


More Medicom 2006 Toy Exhibition news! Once again, our friends at Slave1.jp have put up another great new image gallery. This time, it's the Vinyl Super Deformed Clone Trooper that was released with the start of the Medicom show this weekend. Based on Revenge of the Sith and limited to just 2006 pieces, this one is sure to be a hit with the VSD fans!

Saturday, June 24, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Imperial Bearbrick 2-Pack Gallery


More Medicom 2006 Toy Exhibition news! Our friends at Slave1.jp have put up a great image gallery of the 400% and 100% Imperial Bearbrick 2-pack that was released with the start of the Exhibition this weekend. Head on over for a closer look!

Saturday, June 24, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Questions for Hasbro? - Week 3 in Review


On Friday, Hasbro continued their new weekly Star Wars Question and Answer feature with a number of websites. We've gathered the highlights from around the web and presented them here for your review.

Saturday, June 24, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Han Solo Blaster Elite Edition


Master Replicas has announced the Han Solo Blaster Elite Edition exclusively for it's Collectors Society members!.

Saturday, June 24, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Official Star Wars Fan Club Breakfast at 2006 SDCC


The Official Site updates with details on the Official Star Wars Fan Club Breakfast at 2006 SDCC! Members of Hyperspace are invited to register now for a morning of fun on Saturday, July 22 at the Marriott Hotel & Marina. Every fan who attends the breakfast will receive one of Hasbro's Comic-Con 2006 exclusive 501st Stormtrooper action figures!

Saturday, June 24, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Attakus Sculptures Now Available at StarWarsShop


StarWarsShop offers up four brand new additions to Attakus' line of cold cast porcelain sculptures. Each sculpture comes numbered and packaged in a collector box with a certificate of authenticity. Head on over to StarWars.com for all the details!

Saturday, June 24, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Hermi Odle! Snowtrooper! EU!


Our friends at Rebelscum have posted a list detailing some rumors of the first few waves of 2007. Nothing is official until confirmed by Hasbro but it looks to be like a great start to 2007!

Saturday, June 24, 2006 | Scott Pearson

Questions for Hasbro? - Week 3 Answers


Last Friday, we sent our third batch of questions to Hasbro as part of the new weekly Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those questions!

Friday, June 23, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Kubrick Star Wars Series 7 Announced


Yes, it's more Medicom news! Medicom has updated their website with the announcement of Kubrick Star Wars Series 7! The basic figures included in this series are an Emperor's Royal Guard, Scout Trooper, Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise), Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard), Gamorrean Guard, and the Spirit of Anakin Skywalker!

Friday, June 23, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Vinyl Super Deformed Clone Trooper Released


More Medicom 2006 Toy Exhibition news! Also released at the Parco Museum show this weekend is the Vinyl Super Deformed Clone Trooper from Revenge of the Sith. Looks like the same figure that Sideshow will be offering at the 2006 SDCC Show, just without the blue 501st markings.

Friday, June 23, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Star Wars Bearbrick Set Released


More Medicom 2006 Toy Exhibition news! Also released at the Parco Museum show this weekend is the Empire Bearbrick 2-Pack! Included in the set are both a 100% and a 400% black Bearbrick figure embossed with a silver Imperial insignia. A must-have for all you Star Wars Bearbrick fans!

Friday, June 23, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Carded Kubrick Jorg Sacul Released


Medicom's annual Toy Exhibition at the Parco Museum in Japan is underway this weekend. The show usually offers a nice surprise for the Star Wars Kubrick collectors and this year's show is no different! Making his debut at Medicom's 2006 Toy Exhibition, which celebrates Medicom's 10th anniversary, is a carded Jorg Sacul (X-Wing Pilot) Kubrick figure! No details yet on the total number made, but we'll keep you posted as the details become available!

Friday, June 23, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Kubrick Star Wars Series 6 Shipping Soon


A heads up for all you Star Wars Kubrick collectors out there! Many of the overseas e-tailers are expecting Kubrick Star Wars Series 6 to arrive in their warehouses and start shipping next week, so watch your in-box if you've got these pre-ordered!

Friday, June 23, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

JD Says Goodbye to a Dear Friend...


As many of you have probably heard by now, Shannon Reynolds (Princess) passed away Sunday night after losing a courageous, and spirited, fight against cancer. She was a beloved member of the Star Wars community, and a good friend to many here at JD, and she will be greatly missed. All of us here at JediDefender would like to pass along our deepest condolences to her son Aidan, and to the rest of her friends and family.

May The Force Be With You, Shannon, Always.

UPDATE: Shannon was laid to rest today. Rest in peace, Shannon.

Thursday, June 22, 2006 | Jesse Wall

New TRU Dagobah X-Wing Boxed Photos


Headed to a TRU near you this fall is the brand new exclusive Luke Skywalker's X-Wing. This new Dagobah X-Wing repaint is packed full of new accessories that make it a "must have" set.

Thursday, June 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Titanium Series Die-Cast Figure Photos


We showed you a few early packaged shots of the third wave of Titanium Series Die-Cast Figures earlier this month, and now Hasbro has passed along a few final packaged photos of the 501st Clone Trooper and IG-88!

Thursday, June 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Insider Online Supplement - Insider #88


Now available exclusively to Hyperspace members is the latest Star Wars Insider Online Supplement. This edition features Star Wars Insider #88, which shipped to Hyperspace Fan Club subscribers earlier this month. Head on over to the Official Site to check it out!

Thursday, June 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Review: Lushros Dofine


After the Neimoidian glut of 2005 it's hard to imagine Hasbro was willing to roll the dice again on these toads. I mean, they hardly have a good track record at retail when you look at Neimoidian figures in the past either. Yet here we are, this week reviewing the Captain of the Invisible Hand, Lushros Dofine. The figure falls snugly into the "senator-ish" column of boredom but Hasbro managed to include some neat accessories... Were they enough? Read the full review to find out if this is worth picking up or not.

Of course when you're finished reading, feel free to stop by our Reviews Forum and share your thoughts on this review with us, or create your own critiques on Hasbro's wares.

Thursday, June 22, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

Guide to the 2006 Comic-Con Star Wars Exclusives


It looks like Hasbro isn't the only site with a 2006 Comic-Con exclusives update tonight. StarWars.com has posted a detailed summary of all the exclusive Star Wars items that you'll want to track down at the show.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Secrets of Star Wars 07 Update


The Official Site updates with another new photo in the Hyperspace exclusive Secrets of Star Wars 07 feature. Head on over for the latest sneak peek at
the concept art for what will be the biggest multi-media event of 2007!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

SDCC Exclusives Update at Hasbro


Hasbro updates tonight with details on their planned SDCC exclusives for 2006. Click on over for official confirmation and details on the 501st Stormtrooper and Titanium Series Gold Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1 Starfighter.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Millennium Falcon Transformers Set Found


The new Millennium Falcon Star Wars Transformers Set has been spotted at retail. Forum member JayDouble passed along word that he found the set at his local California Wal-Mart. The cost for the set was $34.88 plus tax.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Comics This Week


Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is not one, but two new comics from Dark Horse. Legacy #1 and Rebellion #3 both hit the shelves today with a $2.99 price tag!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Fan Films Audience Choice Polls Now Open


Celebrating it's 5th year, atomfilms.com begins hosting the Star Wars Fan Film Audience Choice Awards. Between June 20th and July 5th, fans can preview and select their favorite film from the top ten finalists in this year's SWFFA. Head on over to the Official Site for all the details.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

JD Says Goodbye to a Dear Friend...


As many of you have probably heard by now, Shannon Reynolds (Princess) passed away last night after losing a courageous, and spirited, fight against cancer. She was a beloved member of the Star Wars community, and a good friend to many here at JD, and she will be greatly missed. All of us here at JediDefender would like to pass along our deepest condolences to her son Aidan, and to the rest of her friends and family.

May The Force Be With You, Shannon, Always.

Monday, June 19, 2006 | Chris Berry

Inclusive Edition 12" Darth Maul - Sold Out


Although pre-orders for the Inclusive Editions are now closed, you can still pre-order the regular editions of the 12" Darth Maul figure and Sith Probe Droids expansion pack from Sideshow Collectibles. The Wait List is also available to those who missed the Inclusive Editions.

Monday, June 19, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Customs Forum Group Project #13


Group Project #13 is now underway in the JediDefender Customs Forum. This project focuses on creating the ultimate version of Jango Fett. Head on into the Customs Forum for all the details on how you can participate!

Monday, June 19, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy Update


The Official Site updates tonight with a new feature on the upcoming LEGO
Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
video game. Head on over for a preview of the starships and creatures found throughout the Star Wars LEGO galaxy!

Monday, June 19, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Custom Challenge Update


There are only a few weeks left in the current Monthly Customizing Challenge!
To check out the progress for Month 14, Imperials and Slaves, or to learn how you can participate in the Monthly Customizing Challenge, just head on into our forums!

Monday, June 19, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 12" Darth Maul Reminder


Just a reminder that the pre-orders for the Inclusive Edition 12" Darth Maul and the Inclusive Edition Sith Probe Droids expansion pack from Sideshow Collectibles will end on Monday, June 19th at 6pm (PST)! Get those orders in before it's too late!

Sunday, June 18, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Titanium Series Update


Hasbro has updated their Titanium Action Arena with previews of two new upcoming vehicles - the TIE Interceptor and the B-Wing Starfighter.

Sunday, June 18, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Give-Away - Demise of Grievous


Don't forget to enter our latest Give-Away! JediDefender.com is giving you the chance to win the Target exclusive Demise of Grievous premium figure from the 2006 Saga Collection! Check out our Give-Away page for all the details on how you can win!

Sunday, June 18, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Saga Collection Episode III Gift Pack


More Revenge of the Sith figures are headed your way this fall! Pictures have surfaced of the new Saga Collection Episode 3 Gift Pack, which features five repacks and one repaint.

Saturday, June 17, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Questions for Hasbro? - Week 2 in Review


On Friday, Hasbro continued their new weekly Star Wars Question and Answer feature with a number of websites. We've gathered the highlights from around the web and presented them here for your review.

Saturday, June 17, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

AotC Clone Trooper Bust-Up 4-Pack


Action Figure Xpress is now taking pre-orders for a new Bust-Ups 4-Pack featuring Clone Troopers from Attack of the Clones! Each Clone Trooper comes with eight different accessories that can create up to five different poses. Head on over and grab yours today!

Saturday, June 17, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Questions for Hasbro? - Week 2 Answers


Last Friday, we sent our second batch of questions to Hasbro as part of the new weekly Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those questions!

Friday, June 16, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

JD Wishlist Tournament of Champions


JediDefender's ongoing Hasbro figure wishlists have been compiled for each of the six movies and summarized in the Tournament of Champions thread. Now is your chance to select the top 20 figures you want to see made from the characters listed and JD staff will hand deliver the list to Hasbro at the San Diego Comic Con. So jump in and help Hasbro see what collectors want to see made!

Friday, June 16, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Pretty Cards And Old Stuff


Like it or lump it, the new rehash wave dubbed Greatest Battles is due out in the near future, and we have some carded detailed shots of a few of the figures collectors actually cared about.

Read on for the full story and images, and take note of shocktrooper on the cardback compared to who is in the packaging. Thanks to MarkX for the detailed shots!

Friday, June 16, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

Darth Maul is Revealed


The Sideshow Collectibles 12" Darth Maul and Sith Probe Droids expansion pack both go up for preorder tomorrow as Inclusive Editions at 6pm (PST) through Monday, June 19th at 6pm (PST). To tantalize us, Sideshow has provided images of Darth Maul in their blog -- you can see that the "bonus" piece is a battle-damaged lightsaber.

UPDATE: Darth Maul is now up for preorder!

Friday, June 16, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Bernie Loomis Remembered at StarWars.com


The Official Site updates tonight with a feature on Bernard Loomis. Head on over and check out the great tribute to a man who impacted Star Wars collecting in so many ways.

Thursday, June 15, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Review: Firespeeder Pilot


Back with another review from the "Coruscant Wave" this week, we're taking a long look at one of 2006's nicer quality figures. The Firespeeder Pilot really turned out to be everything we should expect as a minimum to make a QUALITY Star Wars figure. From paint aps to articulation, this figure turned out quite nice, but did he miss the mark at all? Check out the full review to find out.

Of course when you're finished reading, feel free to stop by our Reviews Forum and share your thoughts on this review with us, or create your own critiques on Hasbro's wares.

Thursday, June 15, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

First Look at Allegiance


Author Timothy Zahn returns to the Star Wars galaxy in January of 2007 with the new novel Star Wars: Allegiance, which takes place during the time between Episodes IV and V. Head on over to StarWars.com for a story summary and a first look at the cover art.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Secrets of Star Wars 07 Update


The Official Site updates with another new photo in the Hyperspace exclusive Secrets of Star Wars 07 feature. Head on over for the latest sneak peek at the concept art for what will be the biggest multi-media event of 2007!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

SDCC Code 3 Star Wars Mini Poster Sculpture


The Entertainment Earth Exclusive Star Wars Chaykin Mini Comic Con Poster Sculpture from Code 3 will make it's debut at 2006 San Diego Comic Con International!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Master Replicas SDCC Exclusive Update


Master Replicas has sent out an updated picture of the 2006 SDCC exclusive black chrome Han Solo Blaster Scaled Replica. This piece will be limited to 3,000 units and will sell for $45 on a first-come/first-serve basis at the Master Replicas booth (#2913). In addition to the black chrome version, there will be a very rare, randomly inserted chase version of the exclusive as well.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Saga Collection Cantina Alien Variations


A heads up for all you variant collectors! A few folks have e-mailed to let us know about two variants in the 2006 Saga Collection Tatooine Wave. The two Cantina Aliens, Saga-031 Momaw Nadon and Saga-033 Hem Dazon, are currently shipping with either a blue colored cup (as shown here) or a clear cup (as shown above). Thanks to all those who e-mailed.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Blackhole Stormtrooper Problems Worsen


The Blackhole Stormtrooper that went on sale on Friday June 9th quickly sold out and many people reported erratic problems with the Gentle Giant server. A few lucky people received confirmation e-mails for their orders and were eagerly expecting their bust. But it appears even a confirmation e-mail isn't a guarantee of receiving the bust because a number of people are reporting Gentle Giant has cancelled their orders. Will this company finally learn from its mistakes before they alienate too many customers?

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Sideshow 12" Darth Maul Reminder


Just a reminder that Sideshow Collectibles will start taking pre-orders for two upcoming items tomorrow - 12" Darth Maul and the Sith Probe Droids expansion pack! Both items will be offered as Inclusive Editions and pre-orders will run from Thursday, June 15th at 6pm (PST) through Monday, June 19th at 6pm (PST)!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine #19 On-Line


Now available exclusively to Hyperspace members is the latest Star Wars Insider Online Supplement - Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine #19. This issue was originally shipped to LFL Fan Club subscribers in summer of 1993. Head on over to the Official Site to check it out!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Series 6 Bust-Ups Shipping


A few folks have e-mailed to let us know that they have found the Star Wars Series Six Bust-Ups from Gentle Giant. Finds have been reported at Hot Topic, Suncoast, and Sam Goody stores. Also, we've confirmed that Diamond has started shipping these, so check your local comic shop tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Tim Hildebrandt Passes Away


Tim Hildebrandt, 67, has passed away due to complications of diabetes. Most Star Wars fans will know him from his infamous work with his brother Greg on Star Wars posters, especially their version of the Style A poster. Everyone at JediDefender sends their condolences to the Hildebrandt family; for a deeper look at his life, check out his memorial and art website.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Sold-Out Sideshow Trio at StarWarsShop


Starting tomorrow, StarWarsShop.com will give Hyperspace Members the chance to pre-order three of Sideshow's sold-out 12" figures - Qui-Gon Jinn, Mace Windu, and Bespin Han Solo. These will be limited to one per customer and quantities are extremely limited so get your order in early!

Monday, June 12, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Dark Horse Comics for September 2006


Dark Horse Comics have announced their line-up of Star Wars comics for September 2006.

Monday, June 12, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Artist Series: Dan Parsons


The Official Site updates tonight with the latest entry in the Star Wars Artist Series. Head on over for a profile on Star Wars illustrator Dan Parsons!

Monday, June 12, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New JD Give-Away - Demise of Grievous


It's time for a new Give-Away! JediDefender.com is giving you the chance to win the Target exclusive Demise of Grievous premium figure from the 2006 Saga Collection! Check out our new Give-Away page for all the details on how you can win!

Monday, June 12, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Master Replicas Helmet Update


Master Replicas has sent out an e-mail to customers with an update on the Special Ops, Shock Trooper and Clone Trooper Helmet replicas.

Monday, June 12, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Kir Kanos Listed at HTS.com


The Kir Kanos / Mystery Figure 2-pack initally listed at Entertainment Earth and then Star Wars Shop has now been listed at Hasbro Toy Shop as well. All three sites list it for $19.99, but the latter listing indicates it shipping in October instead of September. Thanks to forum member Kill_Solo for the heads up!

Monday, June 12, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Scaled Maul Saber at BBTS


Big Bad Toy Store has a great opportunity for fans of the scaled lightsabers - they have the full Darth Maul saber in the 2005 Collector's Society set! Grab this one while you can to avoid the inflated eBay prices.

Sunday, June 11, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Questions for Hasbro? - Week 1 in Review


On Friday, Hasbro started their new weekly Star Wars Question and Answer feature and included a number of websites. We've gathered the highlights from around the web and presented them here for your review.

Sunday, June 11, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Vader Rules the 2006 MTV Movie Awards


The Official Site has all the details on the Star Wars highlights from the MTV Movie Awards. If you missed the awards show, you'll have plenty of chances to see it as MTV plans to replay the show often over the next month!

Saturday, June 10, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

UK Koto Exclusive


Kotobukiya will be producing a "pewterized" version of their Revenge of the Sith Darth Vader figure, exclusive to Cards Inc. in the UK. You can expect to see this released in September. Thanks to forum member kirk_dougall for the heads up!

Saturday, June 10, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Mace Windu's Squadron Battle Pack


Click on the thumbnail above for the first glimpse at the upcoming Target exclusive Mace Windu's Squadron Battle Pack (DPCI#: 087-06-1797). This Battle Pack includes Mace Windu, a Purple Clone Commander figure (with a new style removable helmet), and three SA Clone Troopers. Sure sounds like another Army Builder hit for Target!

Friday, June 9, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Questions for Hasbro? - Week 1 Answers


Last Friday, we sent our first batch of questions to Hasbro to take part in their new weekly Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those questions!

Friday, June 9, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Exclusive Endor AT-AT Hits TRU This Fall


Heading to a Toys R Us near you this fall is the exclusive Endor AT-AT. This new AT-AT repaint will retail for around $90 and includes two previously released figures, Scout Trooper and AT-AT Driver, as pack-ins.

Friday, June 9, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Blackhole Stormtrooper Mini Bust Update


Gentle Giant has updated their blog with a heads up for all Collector's Club members! If you're a member of the club, check your e-mail inbox for the details on the US release of the Blackhole Stormtrooper mini bust!

UPDATE: Hope you got your order in, as this one is now sold out!

Friday, June 9, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Champions of the Force Update


Today's the day for the release of the latest Star Wars Miniatures Expansion Set - Champions of the Force! Before you rush out to your favorite gaming store to stock up on minis, check out this week's preview of three more figures from the expansion set - Jacen and Jaina Solo, and a Jedi Sentinel!

Friday, June 9, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

12" Lords of the Sith Darth Maul


Sideshow Collectibles has posted preview pages for two upcoming items -
12" Darth Maul and the Sith Probe Droids expansion pack! Both items will be offered as Inclusive Editions and pre-orders will run from Thursday, June 15th at 6pm (PST) through Monday, June 19th at 6pm (PST)!

Friday, June 9, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Saga Wave 7 for Pre-Order at EE


EntertainmentEarth has added the recently confirmed Saga Wave 7 to the website. Head on over and pre-order your case today!

Friday, June 9, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Plagueis Gets Exposed

Hopefully we'll get just details on this guy's history though and not what's doing under his Sithly duds. The mysterious Sith Lord known as Darth Plagueis is set to get his backstory finally at the pen of James Luceno (Cloak of Deception & Darth Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader). Fans have waited for this since Palpatine first let the story of Plagueis slip in Revenge of the Sith last year, so hopefully this one is a doozey.

You can read the official announcement at the Official Site.

Friday, June 9, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

LEGO Ultimate Collector Series AT-ST


LEGO's next Ultimate Collector Series set will be the AT-ST (#10174). The set will be exclusive to the LEGO Shop@Home on-line store along with a few of LEGO's retail stores. The set will cost $79.99 and should be available this summer!

Friday, June 9, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Weekends #4 Update


Tomorrow is the start of the fourth and final 2006 Star Wars Weekend with celebrity guests Jeremy Bulloch, Temuera Morrison, and Rick McCallum. Yep, Rick McCallum had such a great time at the first 2006 Star Wars Weekend this year, that he's back for more! Check out the Official Site for all the details!

Thursday, June 8, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

2006 Saga Collection Update at Hasbro


Hasbro updates their website today with new photos of what they call the last wave of 2006 Saga Collection basic figures. While early prototype photos of this wave leaked last week, there were still a few surprises left to be revealed today. Head on over for all the details!

Thursday, June 8, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Review: Clone Commander Cody


2005 kicked off a Clone frenzy that lasts well into 2006, and no Clone had more demand for its own figure than Clone Commander Cody. And we all know that Hasbro can make pretty perfect Clone figures when they want to of course. So how could Cody possibly fall short of greatness when the fans have demanded him this much? Read the full review and you'll see just how Cody doesn't match up to the standards of his own grunts.

Of course when you're finished reading, feel free to stop by our Reviews Forum and share your thoughts on this review with us, or create your own critiques on Hasbro's wares.

Thursday, June 8, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

Chrome Vader Statue at SWS.com


The Gentle Giant Chrome Darth Vader statue that was previously only available in Japan is now up for preorder at StarWarsShop.com! Limited to 2500 pieces worldwide with 1000 of them already sold in Japan, this gunmetal version of the statue also has a light-up saber. Surprisingly, SWS.com plans to ship these fairly soon, June in fact. Preorder now!

UPDATE: The shipping date has been adjusted to July 10th, so you've got a little more time to save your pennies.

Thursday, June 8, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Have a Cobot and a Smile


The latest entry in the Hyperspace Exclusive Kessel Mines feature has been posted at the Official Site. Head on over for a fascinating look at the history of Coca-Cola's "Cobot" robot!

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Secrets of Star Wars 07 Update


The Official Site updates with another new photo in the Hyperspace exclusive Secrets of Star Wars 07 feature. Head on over for a sneak peek at the concept art for what will be the biggest multi-media event of 2007!

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Blackhole Stormtrooper Mini Bust Update


Gentle Giant has updated their blog with a heads up for all Collector's Club members! If you're a member of the club, check your e-mail inbox for the details on the US release of the Blackhole Stormtrooper mini bust!

Wednesday, June 7, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Help Choose the Next LEGO Ultimate Collectors Set


LEGO's Star Wars development team is turning to the fans to help choose the next Ultimate Collectors Set. Check out the four candidate sets at the Official Site and then cast your vote here!

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

JD Poll: What's Most Important for an Action Figure?


A number of factors are involved in deciding whether you will purchase a figure, from sculpt to packaging to price. What is the most important aspect you consider when deciding whether to spend your hard earned dollars? Make your selection in our poll and feel free to leave comments as well!

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Amazon Loses Toys R Us Appeal


Amazon.com has lost the first appeal in the effort to retain their e-commerce platform management and merchandising agreement with Toys R Us. The Court decision allows Toys R Us to terminate the agreement with Amazon by June 30th and go ahead with previously announced plans to create a brand new, self-managed online business.

What does this mean for all your Amazon.com pre-orders for TRU exclusives?
No details yet, but we will pass along more info when it becomes available!

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Holographic Emperor Give-Away Winner


Congratulations to forum member roron corobb for winning the Revenge of the Sith Holographic Emperor Give-Away here at JediDefender! As always, thanks to all who entered.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Questions for Hasbro?


On Friday this week, Hasbro will be starting a new weekly Star Wars Question and Answer feature on their website. If you've got a question you've always wanted to ask the Hasbro Star Wars Team, then head into our forums to find out how to submit your question!

Monday, June 5, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

12" Darth Maul Revealed in Insider


The Sith Lord who mastered the double bladed lightsaber will finally be produced by Sideshow Collectibles as a 12 inch figure! A small article appears in the newest Star Wars Insider describes its upcoming release...

Monday, June 5, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Bernard Loomis Passes


Former president of Kenner Toys, Bernard Loomis, died on June 2nd at the age of 82. This brilliant man was responsible for bringing us cherished parts of our childhood like Star Wars toys and Saturday morning cartoons. Read more about his life at LA Times.com.

Monday, June 5, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Vinyl Super Deformed Boba Fett at StarWarsShop


Now up for pre-order at StarWarsShop.com is the Vinyl Super Deformed Boba Fett figure from Medicom. This version of Boba Fett features his classic Return of the Jedi colors and will ship this August. Boba Fett is available in limited quantities so order now as he is sure to sell out quickly!

Monday, June 5, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


Dark Horse Comics brings us two Star Wars offerings this week. First off is Legacy #0, which details the beginning of a new series set over 100 years after Return of the Jedi. Also shipping on Wednesday is the first trade paperback for X-Wing Rogue Squadron, a collection of the stories from the popular series into nearly 300 pages. Check out your local comic book shop on June 7th!

Monday, June 5, 2006 | Jesse Wall

2006 Star Wars Weekends Almost Over


Star Wars Weekends at Disney-MGM Studios in Florida are almost over! If you haven't made it to the event yet this year, the Official Site has all the details from the first three weekends with a photo journal and guest interviews!

Sunday, June 4, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Champions of the Force: Checklist & Poster


Miniatures fans can now prepare for all of their 'Champions' needs with the official checklist thanks to forum member soggybottomboy2469. Check out the promo poster as well that showcases each of the minis. Good luck with your trades!

Saturday, June 3, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Start Your "Hunt for Grievous"


The long awaited "The Hunt for Grievous" Battle Pack has been found! Many thanks to forum member Darth Slothus who sent us the above pic -- he lucked out at his local Toys R Us in California, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled during your next toy hunt.

Saturday, June 3, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Kotobukiya Does the Droids


Kotobukiya's next release has been confirmed to be C-3PO and R2-D2! The duo of droids will be immortalized in their iconic pose together shown above. Thanks to forum member kirk_dougall for the great pic!

Saturday, June 3, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Official Protective Cases at HasbroToyShop.com


HasbroToyShop.com is now taking orders for the brand new 2006 Star Wars Official Protective Cases. Priced at $9.99 for a 10-Pack, these cases are designed to hold 99% of the Star Wars basic figures produced during the last 29 years!

Saturday, June 3, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

R2-D2 Interactive Astromech Droid Returns


Hasbro will once again offer the R2-D2 Interactive Astromech Droid, this time in spiffy new Saga 2006 packaging. R2-D2 will ship this fall, but you can pre-order yours today at EntertainmentEarth!

Saturday, June 3, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Dagobah X-Wing Confirmed in Lee's


Strong rumours of an upcoming Dagobah X-Wing have been circulating since Amazon listed the "Star Wars Classic Dagobah Vehicle with Figure" back in April. An article in Lee's Toy Review has finally confirmed this to be true. Exclusive to ToysRUs, it will include Luke, R2-D2, the Swamp monster and even removable swamp weeds. Watch for it in September!

Friday, June 2, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Sideshow's Inclusive Edition for the Next 12" Figure


Sideshow continually proves they can provide quality products while working together with collectors. To do this, they have developed the Inclusive Edition, which will allow them to create edition numbers that will meet the demand of collectors without overproducing quantities that would hurt collectibility. A time-specific window of days, not just hours, will now be used to determine the edition number. They will put this new Inclusive Edition to the test on the next Star Wars 12 inch figure, which will be announced next week!

Friday, June 2, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Saga Endor/Naboo Waves Update


Some great new photos of three new Endor wave figures and six new Naboo wave figures planned for this fall hit the net today!

Friday, June 2, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Titanium Die Cast Wave 3 Update


Wave 3 of the 3.75" Titanium Die Cast Figure series will be here soon! Click on through for a closer look at packaged samples of the Die Cast 501st Clone Trooper and IG-88!

Friday, June 2, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Customs Forum Group Project #12 Complete


The end of May brings an end to the latest Customs Forum Group Project. Over the past two months, the participants have been hard at work creating figures for two of the Empire's finest officers - Admiral Daala and Ysanne Isard. Check out the final results in the Group Project 12 thread!

Friday, June 2, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Champions of the Force Update


Wizards of the Coast offers up a new preview of two more figures from the upcoming Champions of the Force expansion - Bastila Shan and Crab Droid. Head on over for all the details on these two new minis!

Thursday, June 1, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Review: VTSC Biker Scout


Time again for a new review! This week, Jesse takes his microscope to the new Biker Scout from the 2006 Vintage Saga Collection premium figure line. Check out the review for all the highs and lows of Hasbro's latest Imperial offering.

Of course when you're finished reading, feel free to stop by our Reviews Forum and share your thoughts on this review with us, or create your own critiques on Hasbro's wares.

Thursday, June 1, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination at COSI


The Official Site updates tonight with a feature on the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit that opens this weekend at COSI Columbus. The travelling exhibit features fun hands-on components including two large Engineering Design Labs where visitors build and test speeders and robots, as well as watch interviews with filmmakers and innovative technology experts pushing the boundaries between movie fiction and scientific fact.

Thursday, June 1, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Cinema by the Bay Released


Fans interested in exploring the birthplace of Star Wars and other Bay Area masterworks will enjoy Cinema by the Bay, which is now available in bookstores nationwide. Head on over to StarWars.com for a preview of this great new book!

Thursday, June 1, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Custom Challenge 13 Complete


With June upon us, it's time to close the Customizing Challenge for Month 13 - Vehicles. Click on the thumbnail above to check out the vehicles created over the last month by the members of JediDefender's Customs Forum!

Wondering what's next? Head on into the forums and help decide the topic and details on the Custom Challenge for Month 14!

Thursday, June 1, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

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