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June 2009


New Look Packaging Starting to Arrive


Reports have been coming in that the new Legends figures on the new cardbacks have arrived, and yesterday we also got a report from forumite Corranhorn in Chicago that he spotted the Deluxe Figures on shelves. New Legacy and Clone Wars cannot be far behind! Thanks to CH for the tip.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Legacy Collection Joker Squad Give-Away Winner


Congratulations go out to forum member Greg, the big winner of our recent Legacy Collection Joker Squad box set Give-Away. As always, thanks once again to all who entered! Stay tuned for more great give-aways from JediDefender!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

WotC Jedi Academy Miniatures Preview #12


Wizards of the Coast has posted their twelfth preview for Jedi Academy, the next Star Wars miniatures expansion set. The preview focuses on the Jedi Youngling mini. Look for these new minis to hit stores tomorrow!

Monday, June 29, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Loose Wedge Antilles Images


We got a couple new images of the Wedge Antilles pack-in figure that comes with the Red 2 X-Wing Fighter. Click the thumbnails above to check out Wedgie with and without his helmet on!

Sunday, June 28, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Wal-Mart Evolutions Sets Packaged Images


With all the buzz on the upcoming Wal-Mart exclusive Evolutions Sets, we've got a gallery of images of them boxed (front and back) for your viewing pleasure. Check them out to get a good look at the packaging, and the figures, by clicking on through for the story!

Sunday, June 28, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

WotC Jedi Academy Miniatures Previews # 10 & 11


Wizards of the Coast has posted their tenth and eleventh previews of the upcoming Jedi Academy minatures expansion set. Preview #10 features the Heavy Clone Trooper mini and #11 features a Disciple of Ragnos mini. Head on over to check out these new minis heading your way next week!

Saturday, June 27, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Defender Wishlists 2009: The Expanded Universe


Unlike some other Johnny Come Latelies, for the last 5 years, JediDefender has run an informal fan poll asking for your ten most wanted characters from the various Star Wars films. All you have to do to take part in our latest poll is come up with your Wish List for your top ten 3-3/4" figures for the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Either submit via our forums or via e-mail. Results will again be hand delivered to Hasbro at Comic Con, so let the fun begin!

Friday, June 26, 2009 | Scott Pearson

Defender Wishlists 2009: Return of the Jedi


The winner (for the second straight year) of the 2009Return of the Jedi portion of the voting is a Sim Aloo. Thanks to all who voted. You can check out the remaining Top 10 (as well as previous poll results) here!

Friday, June 26, 2009 | Scott Pearson

Kubrick Boba Fett Collection Chase #3 Revealed


It took a little while, but we finally have our first look at the third chase figure from the Kubrick Boba Fett Collection. Click on the thumbnails above to check out the "L-Slot Prototype" Boba Fett figure (found in the Vintage Toy Fett box).

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Wonder Festival Summer'09 Exclusive Carded Chewbacca


Wonder Festival Summer'09 takes place on July 26th in Japan and once again there will be an exclusive Star Wars Kubrick item - a Carded Chewbacca. This Chewie will set you back 1575 Yen and is limited to 1000 pieces. As usual, only 500 pieces will be sold at the show and the other 500 pieces will be offered via the Medicom website (Japan only)!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

WotC Jedi Academy Miniatures Preview #9


Wizards of the Coast has posted their ninth preview for Jedi Academy, the upcoming Star Wars miniatures expansion set. The preview offers a sneak peek at the Praetorite Vong Warrior mini. Head on over for the details on these new minis heading your way later this month!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Shipping from Dark Horse This Week


Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Legacy #37 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait to read it? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for a preview to tide you over!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

PSWCS Collector's Medallion


The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society has a Lucasfilm approved medallion available to help a very charitable organization. Click the thumbnail to check out the medallion, and read on for the full story on how you can obtain this cool collectible!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Large Clone Wars Figure Image Gallery


Right back with more Clone Wars images, we've got a huge carded gallery of a variety of figures, including Trooper Denal, ARF Trooper, Commando Droid and more! Click through to check out the full gallery of carded Clone Wars figures!

Monday, June 22, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Kubrick Boba Fett Collection Chases Revealed


Even though the series hasn't been officially released yet, some boxes of the Kubrick Boba Fett Collection are being sold at the Medicom Toy Exhibition '09. That means, chase figures are already starting to pop up! Click on the thumbnails above to check out two of the chases - a "Rocket Fett" (found in the Vintage Toy Fett box) and a vintage paintscheme Fett (found in the Black and White Fett box).

Monday, June 22, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

More New Clone Wars Images


More Clone Wars figure images surfaced today, and we've got some new pics of 4-A7, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Space Suit), & Master Yoda. Click on through for the full story, and images!

Sunday, June 21, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Inside the Brain Bucket, Loose Trooper Images


Get to know your Clones! Last week the gang at Rebelscum posted some images of two upcoming Clone Wars 2-packs, and we've got some loose crisp examples of the Troopers! Click on through to read the story, and get to know your Troopers; Jek, Rys, and Lt. Thire.

Saturday, June 20, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

WotC Jedi Academy Miniatures Previews # 7 & 8


Wizards of the Coast has posted their seventh and eighth previews of the upcoming Jedi Academy minatures expansion set. Preview #7 features the Sith Lord mini and #8 features the Praetorite Vong Priest mini. Head on over to check out these new minis heading your way next month!

Saturday, June 20, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Three More Star Wars Potatoes Planned for Disney


This October, guests of Walt Disney World and Disneyland will find three new Star Wars Potato Heads to add to their collections. Chipbacca, Mashter Yoda, and C-3PotatO will retail for around $12.95 each.

Saturday, June 20, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Another Jedi Academy Miniatures Preview


StarWars.com has posted another new preview of the Jedi Academy miniatures expansion set from Wizards of the Coast. The preview offers a sneak peek at two more minis - Grand Master Yoda and Naga Sadow. Head on over for the details on these new minis shipping later this month!

Saturday, June 20, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Medicom Toy Exhibition '09 Pictures


Medicom Toy Exhibition '09 is underway in Japan and images of some of the new Kubrick Star Wars goodies have started to hit the web. Click on through for a round-up of some of the new items that have been shown so far!

Saturday, June 20, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Medicom Parco '09 Exclusive "Toy Fair" Darth Vader


Thanks to our friends at Instinctoy, we've got our first look at the exclusive promo Kubrick from the Medicom Toy Exhibition '09 Preview Party at Japan's Parco Complex. The carded "Toy Fair" Darth Vader is an homage to the 2002 Hasbro figure of the same name. Look for it to hit eBay soon!

Friday, June 19, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Defender Wishlists 2009: Return of the Jedi


Unlike some other Johnny Come Latelies, for the last 5 years, JediDefender has run an informal fan poll asking for your ten most wanted characters from the various Star Wars films. All you have to do to take part in our latest poll is come up with your Wish List for your top ten 3-3/4" figures for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Either submit via our forums or via e-mail. Results will again be hand delivered to Hasbro at Comic Con, so let the fun begin!

Friday, June 19, 2009 | Scott Pearson

Defender Wishlists 2009: The Empire Strikes Back


The winner (for the second straight year) of the 2009 The Empire Strikes Back portion of the voting is a Echo Base Hoth Rebel Trooper. Thanks to all who voted. You can check out the remaining Top 10 (as well as previous poll results) here!

Friday, June 19, 2009 | Scott Pearson

Sideshow Collectibles Edition Size Update


Sideshow Collectibles has set the edition size for their exclusive edition of the 12" Imperial Shock Trooper figure at 750 pieces worldwide. If you missed out on pre-ordering, don't forget you can still sign up for the wait list!

Friday, June 19, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Fan Club Breakfast @ SDCC'09


Heading to San Diego Comic-Con in July? If you're a Star Wars Fan Club member, you might want to check out the Fan Club Breakfast on Friday, July 24th. Attendees will get a hot breakfast, one of the SDCC'09 X-Wing Luke figures from Hasbro, and more. The tickets cost $55 per person and go on sale on June 19th.

Friday, June 19, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Gentle Giant: Republic Commandos


Gentle Giant has just announced that it will finally produce busts of the fan favorite Clone Commando Delta Squad. The Commandos will be shipped during the fourth quarter to four locations across the globe, as well as directly to the Gentle Giant Premier Guild. Click through for specific release information.

Thursday, June 18, 2009 | Brad Smith

More Loose Cad Bane Images


We've got a couple more loose Cad Bane images for your viewing pleasure. They display Bane's arm articulation a bit, and some of the finer details of the figure's sculpt! Click the thumbnails above for larger images, and enjoy.

Thursday, June 18, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

StarWarsShop TFU Maris Brood Character Key


StarWarsShop is now taking pre-orders for a very exclusive Maris Brood Character Key from Acme Archives. The Key is based on concept art from The Force Unleashed and is limited to just 500 pieces worldwide.

Thursday, June 18, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

TFU Stormtrooper Commander Mini-Bust


Continuing the Force Unleashed theme, StarWarsShop is also taking pre-orders for an exclusive Stormtrooper Commander Mini-Bust from Gentle Giant. The mini-bust should ship in October and is limited to 2500 pieces worldwide.

Thursday, June 18, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

WotC Jedi Academy Miniatures Preview #6


Wizards of the Coast has posted their sixth preview for Jedi Academy, the upcoming Star Wars miniatures expansion set. The preview offers a sneak peek at the Jensaarai Defender mini. Head on over for the details on these new minis heading your way later this month!

Thursday, June 18, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

SDCC Exclusive - Leia Character Key


Here's a look at the ACME Character Key exclusive for the 2009 San Diego Comic Convention - Princess Leia is limited to 750 pieces, and is priced at $35. For Comic-Con Attendees, pre-ordering begins July 1st 12PM PST. The Non-Attendee pre-order begins at July 22nd at 5PM PST. Only 100 keys will be reserved for the non-attendees.

Thursday, June 18, 2009 | Brad Smith

Defender Wishlists 2009: The Empire Strikes Back


Just a reminder to get those wishlists in for Empire by Noon on Thursday the 18th. 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!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 | Scott Pearson

More Clone 2-Pack Images


And a nice little update to our other two-pack story from a couple days ago. We now have two carded images of the other pack that includes Commander Cody & Trooper Echo. Click the thumbnails above to check out the full images, and thanks to our friends for the photo!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

WotC Jedi Academy Miniatures Preview #5


Wizards of the Coast has posted their fifth preview for Jedi Academy, the upcoming Star Wars miniatures expansion set. The preview offers a sneak peek at the Kyle Katarn (Combat Instructor) mini. Head on over for the details on these new minis heading your way later this month!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Trooper 2-pack Images


Thanks to our sources we've got a nice new look at an upcoming Clone 2-pack. This set is Captain Rex & Fives, however the back of the card reveals Echo and Commander Cody as well! 3D Clone fans are sure to be excited for these and other two-packs this year.

Monday, June 15, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Now Processing: 12" Darth Vader


Sideshow Collectibles passes along word that the highly anticipated 12" Darth Vader should be arriving in the warehouse in approximately 20 days! If you need to update your order info do it ASAP! “Pre-authorizing” credit cards for this purchase will begin within the next 24 hours. A “pre-auth” is not a direct charge, but is a “hold” of funds pending the shipment of your order. Your credit card will be charged once the item is shipped from the Sideshow warehouse.

Monday, June 15, 2009 | Ryan Phipps

Sir Christopher Lee

Congratulations to Christopher Lee, who is on Queen Elizabeth's birthday honors list this month and will receive the highest honor of Knighthood. Lee just had a birthday of his own last month, turning 87.

Sunday, June 14, 2009 | Brad Smith

The Old Republic: Smuggler Class


BioWare has unveiled the Smuggler, a playable class in the upcoming MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic. The smuggler class is described as being slick, sneaky, and street-smart. Smugglers are not heavily armed or armored, but have the advantage of being able to hide and fire behind the cover of objects. Check out BioWare's holonet for all the details.

Saturday, June 13, 2009 | Brad Smith

Hasbro Q&A - Round 68


Hasbro has sent us our answers from the latest round of the Q&A. Read on for all of the details!

Friday, June 12, 2009 | Ryan Phipps

Clone Pilot Matchstick Loose Images


For your viewing pleasure today, we have two nice crisp loose images of Matchstick from the Clone Wars 3D series. The ornate paintjob on this helmet is going to be a hit with clone fans for sure! Click the thumbnails above to check him out.

Friday, June 12, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

"Ask Sideshow" Questions Answered 06/10/09


Sideshow Collectibles has posted another edition of its "Ask Sideshow" Questions Answered feature. This edition only features two Star Wars related questions. In short - Sideshow confirms there will be Empire Strikes Back characters in the future of the 1:6 scale line, that all future releases will utilize either the trooper or Prometheus body, and that the SSC staff have discussed the Landspeeder for the 1:6 scale. Click through if you'd like to read the questions and answers in their entirety.

Friday, June 12, 2009 | Brad Smith

Revisiting Star Tours


Bonnie Burton at StarWars.com has an excellent article on Star Tours at Disneyland. The article talks about the history of Star Tours and how the Lucas/Disney collaboration all began. Definitely worth a read, whether you've never been to Star Tours or you'd just like to relive some fond memories.

Friday, June 12, 2009 | Brad Smith

R2-D2 Easter Egg in Star Trek


StarWars.com has revealed the location of R2-D2's cameo in Paramount's Star Trek. During the Drill Machine sequence above Vulcan, after the Enterprise completes a barrel roll amidst the debris of destroyed Federation ships, we cut to an interior shot on the Enterprise bridge. Over Kirk's shoulder, R2-D2 can be found somewhere in the debris on the front viewscreen.

Friday, June 12, 2009 | Brad Smith

SWG:TCG Agents of Deception Expansion Pack


StarWars.com has posted a new feature on Agents of Deception, the third expansion set for the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game. The expansion set includes more new character and loot cards and should be released soon.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

New Cad Bane Loose Images


We've also got a couple loose images of the upcoming Clone Wars Cad Bane figure! Bane was the shocking new villain introduced in the final episode of season one, who showed just how dark the series can get in the coming season. Click the thumbnails above to check out this highly anticipated psycho!

Thursday, June 11, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

New General Loathsome Image


We've got a new picture up of the upcoming General Whorm Loathsome figure from the Clone Wars 3D Movie this past Summer! Click the thumbnail above to check out the little Sean Connery mimic.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Collectibles 1:6 Darth Vader


This is from our good friend Sean aka MaulFan at the SideshowFreaks forums; here is our first real good look at the Sideshow Collectibles 1:6 Darth Vader since it was unveiled some years ago at the San Deigo Comic Convention. Click through for a slew of boxed and loose photographs.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 | Brad Smith

Revisiting Tatooine Locations


This from StarWars.com; Gus Lopez has recently posted some incredible photos of Star Wars filming sites in Tunisia as they exist today. The Skywalker homestead, Mos Eisley, and Kenobi's house are a few of the locations - and of course the photos are lined up with the original shots.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 | Brad Smith

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron Preview


Our friends over at Kotaku have just posted a preview of the Playstation Portable third-person shooter based off of the successful StarWars Battlefront series. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron is still in production but is nearly complete and the reviewer is overall very pleased with the overall package. You'll of course be able to fight it out in the trenches, but you'll also be able to take to the skies and space. Elite Squadron will be shipping this Fall; we'll keep you up to date.

Thursday, June 11, 2009 | Brad Smith

JediDefender Give-Away Reminder - Joker Squad!


Just a reminder that JediDefender.com is giving you a chance to win the exclusive Legacy Collection Joker Squad from Hasbro. Check out the new Give-Away page for all the details on how you can enter to win!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Mimobot USB Flashdrive Series Four (with chase variant)


Mimoco has just revealed their fourth series of Star Wars designer flash drives. This series features dark siders Vader, Maul, and Captain Rex, leader of the 501st. Vader and Rex both feature removable helmets, and one in every six Vaders features the classic face of Anakin Skywalker.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | Brad Smith

Another Jedi Academy Miniatures Preview


StarWars.com has yet another preview of the upcoming Jedi Academy miniatures expansion set from Wizards of the Coast. The preview offers a sneak peek at three new minis - all deadly droids. The set comes out on June 30th, in the meantime, check these out.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | Brad Smith

Defender Wishlists 2009: The Empire Strikes Back


Unlike some other Johnny Come Latelies, for the last 5 years, JediDefender has run an informal fan poll asking for your ten most wanted characters from the various Star Wars films. All you have to do to take part in our latest poll is come up with your Wish List for your top ten 3-3/4" figures for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Either submit via our forums or via e-mail. Results will again be hand delivered to Hasbro at Comic Con, so let the fun begin!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | Scott Pearson

Defender Wishlists 2009: A New Hope


The winner (for the second straight year) of the 2009 A New Hope portion of the voting is the cyclops Bom Vimdin. Thanks to all who voted. You can check out the remaining Top 10 here!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | Scott Pearson

Clone Wars: Decide Your Destiny for Young Readers


We've just got word of yet another series of books coming to young readers from Penguin Books. Clone Wars: Decide Your Fate is a "choose your fate" format that allows the reader to control the destiny of the characters. In an especially unique twist, this adventure will also provide secret codes where the reader can continue the story online. Two books will be available at launch, The Way of the Jedi and Tethan Battle Adventure. The UK will be getting these books in July, North America is going to have to wait for future notice.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | Brad Smith

Death Star Control Room Found



Here's a cool find item on StarWars.com. Most people peg the retro blinking lights and switcher lever seen in A New Hope’s Death Star control room as belonging to some sort of video production facility. An intrepid fan, however, found the Death Star control room in a Los Angeles steam plant last Christmas, and snapped a bunch of reference photos for his Flickr account.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | Brad Smith

New Clone Wars Series For Young Readers


This from StarWars.com, coming this fall is an all-new Clone Wars series of books for young readers. This series is called Secret Missions and is comprised of a brand new cast of characters. A Jedi general vanishes to a distant world, leaving his young apprentice and a group of untested clone troopers to complete a dangerous secret mission. The first chapter, Breakout Squad, written by Ryder Windham, is due this September from Penguin Books.

Monday, June 8, 2009 | Brad Smith

Custom Chop Shop Wrap-Up


And we're back. Back again. Chop Shop's back. Tell a friend. I decided to do things a little different this week. We are going to have a special 'Throwback-Edition" of the Chop Shop. We'll take a look back at some of the best customs and dioramas of years past. I had to highlight my favorite Dagobah diorama, a fantastic modular Death Star playset/diorama, and a Darth Revan that more than holds its own against the Hasbro version. We also have a new Customizing Challenge that will be starting up in the next week or so, with the chance to win some really cool prizes! Read on for the full update!

Monday, June 8, 2009 | Ryan Phipps

Carded Deluxe Clone Wars Images


Thanks to our trusty sources we've got some nice carded front and back images of upcoming Clone Wars Deluxe Figures. The Deluxe line is back and troop building is on Hasbro's mind! Click on through to check them out!

Monday, June 8, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

JediDefender is on Facebook

JD is now on Facebook (as well as Twitter). Become a fan and connect with other fans from around the world as well as having another spot to get more Star Wars collecting news.

Sunday, June 7, 2009 | Scott Pearson

Reminder: Defender Wishlists 2009:A New Hope


Just a reminder to get those wishlists in for A New Hope by Noon on Tuesday. 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!

Sunday, June 7, 2009 | Scott Pearson

Another Jedi Academy Miniatures Preview


StarWars.com has posted their own preview of the upcoming Jedi Academy miniatures expansion set from Wizards of the Coast. The preview offers a sneak peek at two new minis - Peace Brigade Thug and Death Watch Raider. Head on over for the details on the set, which heads our way later this month!

Sunday, June 7, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

The Old Republic: In-depth E3 Demo Preview


The good folks over at StarWarsMMO.net have posted an excellent in-depth review of what they saw of Star Wars: The Old Republic at the E3 gaming convention.

Sunday, June 7, 2009 | Brad Smith

Ewok Sock Puppet Tutorial


We're not sure what you were planning on doing this weekend, but StarWars.com has posted a tutorial on making Ewok sock puppets...

Sunday, June 7, 2009 | Brad Smith

The Old Republic: Developer Blog Update


BioWare has a new post in its Developer Blog. This update, from Combat Designer Damion Schubert, discusses what has gone into creating a balanced trooper class to compete, believably, against Jedi and Sith classes.

Saturday, June 6, 2009 | Brad Smith

Jabba The Hutt Supreme Edition Costume


Here's something unique from NCSX , a full-body Jabba The Hutt costume equipped with a battery-operated fan. We're not really sure what this thing is made of, but it's due out this Fall at $70.

Friday, June 5, 2009 | Brad Smith

Kubrick Star Wars Series 10 Hits Retail in Japan


Kubrick Collectors rejoice! The big day is here as Kubrick Star Wars Series 10 has finally arrived! We know the chases! We know the ratios! It's all inside, click on through for the details.

Friday, June 5, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Y-Wing Prototype Images


Flying onto shelves in 2009 is the much anticipated Clone Wars Y-Wing, and we've got a gallery of prototype images for your viewing pleasure. They reveal many details about the vehicle and several features such as the landing gear. Click on through to check them out!

Friday, June 5, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Dark Horse Previews September 2009 Comics


StarWars.com is giving us a sneak peak at some upcoming September titles from Dark Horse Comics. From the Old Republic to the Clone Wars to the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, it looks like Dark Horse has got us covered.

Friday, June 5, 2009 | Brad Smith

SSC 1:6 Imperial Shocktrooper Coming Soon


This just in from Sideshow Collectibles, their next 12" figure will be the Imperial Shocktrooper from Palpatine's personal regiment, as seen in Episode III. Pre-ordering will begin on June 11th in conjunction with the newsletter.

Friday, June 5, 2009 | Brad Smith

JediDefender Give-Away Reminder - Joker Squad!


Just a reminder that JediDefender.com is giving you a chance to win the exclusive Legacy Collection Joker Squad from Hasbro. Check out the new Give-Away page for all the details on how you can enter to win!

Friday, June 5, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

"Ask Sideshow" Questions Answered 06/03/09



Sideshow Collectibles has posted another edition of its "Ask Sideshow" Questions Answered feature. Compared to the past few weeks, where SSC has given us scores of hints on upcoming Star Wars product, this edition doesn't throw many bones. It does confirm, though, that SSC will not revisit characters that have already been produced (ie. Jedi Luke) anytime soon.

Thursday, June 4, 2009 | Brad Smith

JediDefender is now on Twitter


JediDefender.com is now on Twitter! We are Tweeting, Twittering, or whatever it is that the kids are calling it these days. Follow us to keep up with all the latest in Star Wars Collecting while on the go!

Thursday, June 4, 2009 | Ryan Phipps

Just When You Thought You Were Done Buying Gunships...


Prototype images of a slightly retooled Republic Gunship have surfaced today. Most of the ship's body appears to have remained the same, but Hasbro has added doors that close all the way so the Gunship is fit for spaceflight. Click on the thumbnails to see for yourself, and read on for more images!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 | Ryan Phipps

WotC Jedi Academy Miniatures Preview #4


Wizards of the Coast has posted their fourth official preview of the upcoming Jedi Academy minis expansion set. The preview offers a sneak peek at the Darth Plagueis miniature. Head on over for the details on these new minis heading your way later this month!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

eFX "Red Five" X-wing Starfighter Replica Update


eFX Collectibles has announced that they will soon be offering a new display case for their "Red Five" X-wing Starfighter FX Model. The display base is completely pre-wired for the ship and includes an acrylic cover. Don't have an FX Model X-Wing from eFX? You're in luck - a limited number are now available thanks to order cancellations. Just e-mail eFX for the details!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

eFX Luke Skywalker's X-Wing Helmet Replica


The latest newsletter from eFX Collectibles has hit subscriber e-mail in-boxes. In the issue, eFX reveals plans for a Luke Skywalker's "Red Five" X-Wing Helmet Replica from A New Hope. No pre-order info yet, but hopefully soon!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer


BioWare and LucasArts made a huge splash on the first day of E3 2009 with an all new trailer for the upcoming MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic. Even if you have no interest in the game, you should check out the trailer. It is phenomenal and it really makes you wish they were making a movie out of it.

Monday, June 1, 2009 | Ryan Phipps

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