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June 2012


Sideshow News - Bossk Is Back Baby!


Sideshow Collectibles updated with a pre-order page and gallery for their new 1/6 Scale Bossk Figure! This Trandoshan looks outstanding, and is sure to be a hit in your Scum & Villainy collection, so pre-order now!

Friday, June 29, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us Sale - 4 Days Only!


Toys R Us is running yet another Buy-One-Get-One 40% Off sale. The % off gets lower as the price gets higher it seems! But still, any deal helps at this point... if your store even has toys you want, of course. This sale is 4 days only, so check your stores!

Friday, June 29, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Price Hikes Seemingly Likely


Twitter lit up with news of Another Price Increase coming directly from Hasbro, slated for 7/1. This is bad for collectors, and the hobby, which are both already stretched to their tolerances. The supposed reason for the hike is, "increased cost of shipping". Obviously collectors aren't happy, as you can see in Our Forums, and many are already planning how to cut back purchasing to save. This is good how, exactly, for the Star Wars line?

Friday, June 29, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Defender Wishlsits 2012: A New Hope


Jedi Defender is proud to continue our Annual Wishlists, now in its 9th year! This round is A New Hope, but you can still get your votes in for Revenge of the Sith too, if you hurry! To take part, come up with your Wishlist for your top ten 3-3/4" figures. Either submit via Our Forums or Via Email. Results will be hand delivered to Hasbro at C6, so let the fun continue!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

New Snaggletooth Revealed


The gang at Sandtroopers turned up the cardback image from the recently revealed new Target Vintage 3-Packs, and it's got a quite saucy detail. A new Snaggletooth figure is on the way in another set! Could this be his only release, or will he turn up on a basic card too? It seems Hasbro learned it's going to take at least one new figure to get people to consider buying these.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Steel City Con - July 27th, 28th, & 29th


Pittsburgh's Steel City Con returns July 27th, 28th, & 29th, and as always it's a Star Wars fans dream! Despite the tight timing with SDCC, the show is able to land two Star Wars celebrities and a lot more! Read on for the full details you need to plan your trip.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow News - Premium Format C-3PO & R2-D2


Sideshow Collectibles unveiled what truly deserves the title of "iconic" applied to it. It's a set of Premium Format C-3PO & R2-D2 Figures! They have light-up features, insane detail, and you can choose from the exclusive Clean Yavin Deco 3PO & R2, or the regular edition Dirty Tatooine Deco 3PO & R2. Pre-order yours now!

UPDATE: The Exclusive Yavin Set is SOLD OUT! Told you it was iconic. Get on the wait list though, just incase.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Defender Wishlsits 2012: Revenge Of The Sith


Jedi Defender is proud to continue our Annual Wishlists, now in its 9th year! This round is Revenge of the Sith. We're a little behind on this round, so get get your votes in NOW! To take part, come up with your Wishlist for your top ten 3-3/4" figures. Either submit via Our Forums or Via Email. Results will again be hand delivered to Hasbro at C6, so let the fun continue!

Monday, June 25, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Slowly But Surely - Fox Unveiled


Sideshow Collectibles is was able to finally reveal their 1/6 Commander Fox figure! It's been a slow process, but it's finally over, and he looks as incredible as hoped. Now can we finally get their usual detailed pictures for him?

Monday, June 25, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

The Gang's All Here! And Good Prices Too


Our friends at HobbyStock.cn have a heavy dose of new, and tough-to-get figures available on Ebay right now! Click through to pick up Armored Savage Oppress, Vintage Collection Clone Pilot Oddball, Clone Wars Bossk, Movie Heroes Light-Up Saber Vader, & many other figures.

Monday, June 25, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

AT-ST Pilot Variant Coming Soon?


We've gotten some info on the possibility of a Variation AT-ST Pilot slated for the line. The figure we have seen, which may or may not be a prototype, seems to have a new headsculpt but re-uses the AT-ST Pilot body from the Assault on Hoth Battlepack. It's also unknown if this figure would be a pack-in or a basic figure. Stay tuned for more information as we get it!

Thursday, June 21, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

TRU Exclusive Multi-Pack Images


The gang at Sandtroopers got their hands on a couple leaked Hasbro shots of the Toys R Us Ewok & Rebel Pilot Multi-Packs! Hasbro had the initial leak of these images pulled because they were mocked up prototypes, and as you can see the Ewok "Corpsey" is no longer morbidly named on the final product. Check it out!

Thursday, June 21, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Commander Fox Figure Revealed


The guys at Jedi Temple Archives got an early overseas picture of The Clone Wars Phase II Commander Fox! It's a very, very red repaint, but looks awesome and gives Clone Wars fans something to be mildly happy about in a year of misery. Check it out!

Thursday, June 21, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News - Nerd Rage Star Wars Pre-Orders


Site sponsor Nerd Rage Toys has posted their pre-orders for Vintage Wave 6, sets of 6, and inviduals. Check them out, and order now as quantities will be limited!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant - McQuarrie Concept Stormtrooper News


Gentle Giant Ltd. has posted the PGM pre-order page for their SDCC McQuarrie Concept Stormtrooper Mini-Bust. This outstanding piece features interchangeable parts even, so you can display it different ways. It's an incredible homage to the art of the late Ralph McQuarrie, and his influence on Star Wars and the fans.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

New iPhone Cases Available!


PowerA.com now has the new, and insanely cool iPhone 4/4S cases available for order. It won't be cheap, but you have to admit, it'll be worth it just for the conversations they can create.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

One Of These Gonks Is Not Like The Others


When the new Target Vintage 3-Pack turned up, it instantly sparked debate on the Power Droid's newness. Well, Jayson at Yakface.com has put together an image detailing each difference between the past Power Droids, and this new one, so we can put the debate to bed! It is a new sculpt though, for the short answer. Check it out!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News - Nerd Rage Toys


Site sponsor Nerd Rage Toys has given us huge news! They're now taking pre-orders on the latest and greatest Hasbro Star Wars items! Currently up for pre-order is Vintage Wave 5, and soon they'll be listing Vintage Wave 6 as well. You can get sets of Cases, Sets of 5, and Individual Figures but don't delay as quantities are limited.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Power Upgrade


As reported last night, there do seem to be more Target Vintage 3-Packs in the works. But fans on Our Forums keenly observed that the Power Droid is entirely new! But what about the color? A prototype, or could a single card one be in the works, and be the blue color we're all hoping for? Time will tell, but Vintage's lifespan seems to be running out.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

More Vintage Target 3-Packs Coming?


A curious image turned up of another Target Vintage 3-Pack. This one is a Vintage Droids 3-Pack to be specific, including R5-D4, Death Star Droid, and a Power Droid. Will more of these underperforming exclusives be hitting Target shelves?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant - Big Star Wars Mini-Bust News


Gentle Giant updated their blog with some awesome mini-bust news! First, they showed painted pics of their PGM Clone Commando Mini-Bust, and it looks incredible! Their second update is equally fantastic though, revealing the SDCC Admiral Motti Mini-Bust, which will be limited to 1200, and which Richard LeParmentier will be on-hand to autograph them at the GG booth!

Monday, June 18, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant - Republic Commando & Motti Mini-Busts


Check out Rebelscum.com for an interesting report, sans pics, of rumored 2012 exclusives for Toys R Us, including a Vintage ROTJ Boxed AT-AT, and a little something We Suggested Back In 2006 to Hasbro! We too have heard the rumor of this New Speederbike from a trusty source (though the figure surprised us), and that it's been done for some time just waiting for a home. Seems they found one for it.

Monday, June 18, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News - BBTS Has The Troops!


Site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store sent along word that they're taking pre-orders for the next big thing in Star Wars collecting! Don't take your chances at the stores, and just order your Trade Federation MTT (Multi-Troop Transport) today!

Monday, June 18, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Teases The Future


Over the past several days Sideshow Collectibles have had a lot to crow about! Check out their New Darth Vader production teaser, another brief puzzle piece revealed of the SDCC Exclusive Cmdr. Fox Figure, & a second 1/6 Utapau Airborne Clone teaser! That's a lot to take in, and even more to come.

Monday, June 18, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

So Yeah... We Need To Talk


Did you order the Mandalorian Transport? Well, I hate to say this, but check your in-box for some bad news. It seems the pre-orders are being cancelled left and right, and it looks like Hasbro has some explaining to do. Sorry folks.

Friday, June 15, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Steel City Con - July 27th, 28th, & 29th


Pittsburgh's Steel City Con returns July 27th, 28th, & 29th, and they have a surprise for Star Wars fans! The first 500 Online 3-Day Badge Purchasers will receive a Star Wars Celebration Comic 2-Pack or Dark Horse Comic 2-Pack! Click Here to pre-order your tickets!

Thursday, June 14, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow - SDCC Teaser


Sideshow Collectibles is teasing on their Facebook Page yet another Clone for San Diego Comic-Con. A new puzzle piece is revealed for each 1000 new fans, so start sharing! It looks like a 1/6 Commander Fox but only time will tell for sure.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

The Clone Wars - Season 5 Full Trailer


Back in May we linked to a grainy recording of this, but Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive online debut of the full The Clone Wars: Season 5 trailer, which was only at Star Wars Weekends in Disney till now. Check it out, and trust Producer Dave Filoni when he says this season has, "a lot of payoff coming"!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News - Brian's Toys


Site sponsor Brian's Toys passed along their latest newsletter to us! Included are a new selection of Vintage R2-D2 items, and new restocked and pre-order Modern Star Wars items from Hasbro and Sideshow! Order now, and avoid the retail hastle.

Monday, June 11, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Indiana Jones Prototype Deluxe Items Surface


Interesting images of prototyped, but ultimately cancelled, Indiana Jones Toys turned up! Click through to check out a small gallery, and dream of what could have been. For the curious, these were to both be part of the deluxe line before everything fell apart. Read on!

Monday, June 11, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

E3 The Old Republic News


While 1313 was the focus for many, Fans of The Old Republic weren't left out of the loop! Check out the news, as there were several E3 The Old Republic Details released during the show, including the return of fan-favorite HK-51!

Sunday, June 10, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News - Brian's Toys Buylist Update


Got extra toys you want to sell? Site sponsor Brian's Toys passed along word that they've updated their Buylist with some big changes! Read on for the full details.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars Live-Action Show: "Deadwood In Space"


DenOfGeek.com interviewed Rick McCallum, and he's quoted as saying the delayed Star Wars Live-Action TV Show is like, "Deadwood in space". This is a bold analogy to those familiar with the HBO series Deadwood, and its extremely adult content. With the 1313 news coming out now, is Star Wars in for a distinctly new direction?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Collectibles Snowtrooper Teaser


Sideshow Collectibles has officially teased a Snowtrooper Figure for the fans! This looks impressive, even by the small image we've seen. So stay tuned for more soon!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News - BBTS New Vintage Shipping


We've just gotten word that site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has begun processing orders for their Vintage Wave 3 listing! This includes Vintage Nikto, Tarkin, Shae Vizla, & Galen Marek. Check your order status or get an order in now.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars: 1313 - Gameplay Footage Revealed


Incase you missed it, the first in-game footage from Star Wars: 1313 was shown at E3 today, and you can check it out at Gametrailers.com! Scroll forward to the 11:09:00 mark for the footage. It was near the end of today's coverage. They've announced that the game will be rated M as well, and are really pushing that this is a game for adult fans.

Monday, June 4, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us Sale - 6/3 to 6/9


Toys R Us is running yet another sale this week, this time Buy-1-Get-1 40% Off ALL Star Wars Toys. It runs from 6/3 - 6/9. Might be a good time to nab some of those larger sets you are waiting on.

Sunday, June 3, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant - Blog Updates


Gentle Giant Ltd. updated their blog tonight with two items Star Wars fans will want to check out! First up is a digital rendering of their Light-Up Republic Commando Mini-Bust, which looks incredible! Next up is a painted sample of their PGM Rebel Fleet Trooper Mini-Bust, which is even more impressive! Check them out.

Saturday, June 2, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow - New 1/6 Vader Teaser


Sideshow Collectibles comes out swinging with a tease of what appears to be an upcoming new 1/6 Darth Vader w/Removable Helmet! This figure looks outstanding in its single image, and collectors have to be excited to see more!

Saturday, June 2, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News - Entertainment Earth New Pre-Orders


Site sponsor Entertainment Earth updated with new Star Wars case pre-orders for Star Wars Clone Wars & Vintage Collection figures! Click through to get your orders in early.

Friday, June 1, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars: 1313 Revealed!


Star Wars: 1313 is officially revealed, and incase you missed it on Spike TV tonight you can see it on GameTrailers.com! Here are some details: 1313 is the location on Coruscant, where the game takes place. The game is centered on bounty hunters, and the seedy side of Star Wars. It will be a 3rd person, Empire-era game. Check out the link, or visit the Official Site for more!

Friday, June 1, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

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