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July 2007


StarWarsShop.com Posts SDCC Exclusives


Now in-stock at StarWarsShop.com are two of the 2007 San Diego Comic Con Hasbro exclusives - the R2-KT Astromech Droid and the Shadow Scout with Speeder Bike. Head on over to grab yours if you haven't already!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New JD Poll - Hasbro at SDCC


A new JediDefender Front Page Poll has been posted asking which new Hasbro offerings shown at San Diego Comic Con did you like best? Was it the new basic figures revealed? Maybe the new Comic Packs? Crazy for the new Battle Packs? Make your selection in our JD Front Page Poll today!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Custom Weapons Give-Away Winner


Congratulations go out to forum member King_Maul, the winner of our recent Custom Weapons Give-Away courtesy of Marauder "Gun-Runners". As always, thanks to all who entered. Stay tuned for more great give-aways from JediDefender in 2007!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

30AC Comic Packs Wave 3 Found at Retail


A few folks have e-mailed to let us know they found Wave 3 of the Star Wars Comic Packs at their local Toys R Us and Target stores. The new comic packs included in Wave 3 are a Dark Woman & A'Sharad Hett pack, an Infinities Leia & Darth Vader pack, and a Mara Jade & Luke Skywalker pack. Thanks to all those who e-mailed with the tip.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Saga Legends Wave 2 Found at Retail


A few folks have e-mailed to let us know that they found Wave 2 of the Saga Legends Collection at their local Target stores. Once again, this wave is filled with mostly repacks, but there are a few minor repaints included. Thanks to all those who e-mailed with the tip.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars - The Clone Wars Updates


The Official Site has posted a few updates on the upcoming The Clone Wars animated series. Head on over to check out new video interviews with some of the folks hard at work on the series, as well as a recap of the presentations presented at the Star Wars Celebrations this summer!

Monday, July 30, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

SDCC: Hasbro Indiana Jones 12" Line


JediMAC and company have relayed some rather interesting news back from the show yet again. It appears that in addition to the Indiana Jones 3 3/4" Basic Figures and the Adventure Heroes lines, Hasbro will also be offering a 12" Indiana Jones line. Click on through for all the details.

UPDATE: Pictures added!

Saturday, July 28, 2007 | Ryan Phipps

SDCC: Hasbro Friday Presentation


Our guys on site were able to get a hold of a copy of Hasbro's PowerPoint presentation from Friday, so head on into the Image Database to have a peek at all the new figures on tap, including the return of the Evolutions series, more Comic Packs, and some 2008 Basic Figures! After you've taken a look, head on into the forums and let other collectors know what you think!

Saturday, July 28, 2007 | Ryan Phipps

SDCC Update: LEGO Indiana Jones Videogame


JediDefender.com's coverage of San Diego Comic Con rolls on. Our reporters in the field have passed along some of the latest developments from the fine folks over at LucasArts. It appears that after the success of the LEGO Star Wars games that LucasArts has seen fit to expand on the theme and sometime next year we will be seeing a LEGO Indiana Jones game!

UPDATE: gamershell.com has put the LEGO Indy trailer up for download. Also, a SW licensee at SDCC has unofficially confirmed that actual Indy Legos are on the was as well, as one would assume.

Friday, July 27, 2007 | Ryan Phipps

SDCC: Hasbro Indiana Jones Update


Our JD Staff on site at San Diego Comic Con continues to relay back the news from the show. We've got all the details on Hasbro's new Indiana Jones lines, including the contents of the first few waves of basic figures and Adventure Heroes. Read on for the full rundown!

Friday, July 27, 2007 | Ryan Phipps

Hasbro Event At Comic-Con


Right from the floor of the Hasbro Event, JD's crew at the show relayed a number of tidbits on upcoming products we can drool over. You want Evolutions? You want new Kashyyyk Battle figures? And of course you want Indiana Jones. Read on!

Friday, July 27, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

SDCC: Indiana Jones IV Updates


San Diego Comic Con is in full swing today, and we here at JediDefender.com are glad to continue bringing you coverage of the event. Paramount Studios turned a few heads in their presentation today. The Man with the Hat is back, and he brought friends. Click on through to read all the juicy details, including the return of a certain fan-favorite character!

Thursday, July 26, 2007 | Ryan Phipps

Sideshow Does Comic Con Too...


Our photo coverage from SDCC continues, with Sideshow's latest batch of Star Wars goodness being shown off to the fans. So check out our Sideshow Photo Gallery for a snazzy glimpse of the Premium Format Maul, along with 12" versions of Bespin Luke, ANH Ben and Leia, Snow Bunny Padme, and more!

Thursday, July 26, 2007 | Matt Colman

SDCC Hasbro Photo Coverage!


Our photo coverage from SDCC has begun, with some pictorial goodness straight from Hasbro's booth on Preview Night. So click on through to our Hasbro Image Database, and enjoy. You G.I. Joe fans may even notice a few nice surprises in there for you too, and not to be outdone, we expect to have some shots of Hasbro's new Indiana Jones lineup when it's shown to the public for the first time on Friday afternoon. So stay tuned right here to JD for everything Hasbro throws at you from SDCC!

Thursday, July 26, 2007 | Matt Colman

Comic-Con Coverage Kicking Off


Coverage of the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con begins as we have some JD crew on the scene. Right off the bat comes some early word from Hasbro on the Entertainment Earth Mystery Figure Pack that has raised such a stir! Read on for the little tidbit we heard from the show floor, and stay tuned for pictures which will follow shortly...

Thursday, July 26, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Gets Indy License!


Indiana Jones fans rejoice! According to the LA Times, Sideshow has managed to pen a deal with Lucasfilm that gives them the rights to produce collectibles from all four of the Indiana Jones films. Rumor has it that a life sized bust of Dr. Jones himself will be among the initial offerings. Stay tuned, Sideshow will be revealing more this weekend at San Diego Comic Con!

UPDATE: Sideshow has now made it official. They have announced that their license gives them rights to produce 12-inch Figures, Premium Format Figures, and Life-size Busts that will range in price from $69.99 to $599.99. It will be inclusive of all four Indiana Jones films. Check out the whole press release here!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 | Ryan Phipps

Sideshow 12" Ilum Padme Amidala Update


It's finally here! Sideshow Collectibles has posted a teaser preview for the upcoming 12" Ilum Padme Amidala figure. Padme will make her debut at San Diego Comic Con and Priority Pre-Ordering is set to begin on Thursday, July 26th!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow to Offer New Medicom VCD Figures


The pre-SDCC madness continues with another Sideshow Collectibles announcement. Sideshow will be offering two new Vinyl Collectible Dolls from Medicom Toy - C-3PO and Wicket. Priority Pre-Ordering for both figures is scheduled to begin on Friday, July 27th!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow to Offer Medicom RAH Darth Maul


Sideshow Collectibles has announced plans to import a limited number of the recently announced Real Action Heroes Darth Maul figure from Medicom Toy. Priority Pre-Ordering is set to begin on Friday, August 17th at 10AM Pacific!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 'Look Sir, Droids' Sandtrooper Enviorama


Sideshow Collectibles has announced the next entry in their popular Enviorama Series. The 'Look Sir, Droids' Sandtrooper Enviorama will make it's debut at San Diego Comic Con and priority pre-ordering will start on Sunday, July 29th!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New JD Poll - Rebel Trooper Resculpts?


A new JediDefender Front Page Poll has been posted asking which Rebel Trooper you feel needs a resculpt the most? The bucket-head Fleet Trooper? The Echo Base elite? The ewok-lovin' Endor Strike Force? Make your selection in our new Front Page Poll today!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | 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 #18 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait until tomorrow to read it? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for a preview to tide you over!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Topps 30th Anniversary Sketch Card Gallery Update


To help celebrate the Star Wars Saga, Topps will release the new Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Trading Card Set this month. Once again, the series will feature randomly packed Artist Sketch cards. Head on over to the Official Site to get a first look at the sketch cards from artist Cynthia Cummens.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Give-Away - Custom Weapons!


Just a reminder that JediDefender.com is giving you the chance to win a pile of custom weapons courtesy of Marauder "Gun-Runners"! Check out our new Give-Away page for all the details on how you can enter to win!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Medicom RAH Darth Maul Officially Announced


Medicom Toy has updated their website with the official announcement for the next addition to the Real Action Heroes line - the RAH Darth Maul figure. Maul will sell for around 18900 Yen and will make his retail debut in February 2008.

Monday, July 23, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

SDCC Exclusive R2-KT Update


The fine folks at Hasbro have passed along the official press release for the upcoming SDCC exclusive R2-KT figure. Click on through for all the details on the figure that was created to honor the memory of Katie Johnson, the daughter of the 501st Legion's Founder.

Monday, July 23, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

The Custom Chop Shop Wrap-Up


After a little bit of a break the Custom Chop Shop Wrap-Up finally returns tonight. And what better way to bring it back than with another awe-inspiring diorama from forum member Daigo-Bah? We will also be taking a look at two other figures from a few of our other talented customizers. Click on through to see all of the latest in this week’s edition of the Chop Shop!

Sunday, July 22, 2007 | Ryan Phipps

Unleashed ARC Heavy Gunner Trooper Update


EntertainmentEarth has posted a preview of the packaging for the upcoming internet exclusive Unleashed ARC Heavy Gunner figure. Click on the thumbnail above to check out the pic and follow the link to order yours today!

Sunday, July 22, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Insider #95 Arriving


Star Wars Insider #95 has been arriving in subscriber mailboxes across the country this past week. If you aren't a subscriber, you can head on over to StarWars.com for a preview of the magazine, which features a look at the new Clone Wars cartoon series. The issue hits newsstands everywhere on July 24th.

Sunday, July 22, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Steel City Con Returns This Week


The Steel City Con, Pittsburgh's largest antigue toy and collectible show, returns to the area July 28th & 29th. With the show only a week away, time is running out to make your plans to attend! Read on for all the details on the show, and why Star Wars fans should definitely make the trip!

Saturday, July 21, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Coins Arriving


JediDefender.com has received word from a number of people that the Vintage Mail-Away Coins are beginning to show up on doorsteps across the country. Most checks for these were cashed a while back, so they should be arriving soon if they haven't already! Thanks to everyone who wrote in for the heads up.

Saturday, July 21, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Questions for Hasbro? - Session 34


On July 13th, we sent another batch of questions to Hasbro for their Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those three questions!

Friday, July 20, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Give-Away - Custom Weapons!


Just a reminder that JediDefender.com is giving you the chance to win a pile of custom weapons courtesy of Marauder "Gun-Runners"! Check out our new Give-Away page for all the details on how you can enter to win!

Friday, July 20, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Target Exclusive AT-RT Patrol Battle Pack Update


Our friends at Black Sheep Toy Store have passed along a new image of the AT-RT Driver from the upcoming Target exclusive AT-RT Patrol Battle Pack (DPCI# 087-06-0343). Click on the thumbnail above to check him out!

Thursday, July 19, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 12" Bespin Luke Skywalker Announced


Sideshow Collectibles has posted a teaser preview to announce their upcoming 12" Bespin Luke Skywalker Rebel Commander Figure. Priority Pre-Ordering is set to begin on Friday, August 10th at 10AM Pacific!

Thursday, July 19, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Second Chance List Update


A pair of Star Wars items from Sideshow Collectibles are still lingering on the Second Chance list thanks to credit card declines and last minute cancellations. You still have time to grab the 12" Plo Koon figure or the 12" Leia as Boushh figure. Quantities are limited, so act now before it's too late!

Thursday, July 19, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

TRU Exclusive Gold Squadron Y-Wing Update


Toys R Us has updated their website with new images of the upcoming exclusive Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter! Click on the thumbnail above to check out the two new figures included with the ship - Lt. Lepira and his R5 Astromech droid!

Thursday, July 19, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

TRU Exclusive Arena Encounter Battle Pack Update


Our friends at 4-inches.de have posted new pictures of the upcoming Toys R Us exclusive Arena Encounter Battle Pack. The set is expected to retail for $59.99 and features repacks of Obi-Wan, Anakin, Padme, and the three Geonosis Arena beasts. Look for the pack to hit TRU shelves in the Fall.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Hyperspace Members Get First Shot at Mace Maquette


Fans of the Gentle Giant Animated Maquettes series, take note! Starting on Friday, July 20th, StarWarsShop is offering Hyperspace members first crack at the upcoming exclusive Clone Wars Mace Windu Maquette. Mace is limited to 1000 pieces worldwide, so if it's a must have for your collection, you may want to consider joining Hyperspace to improve your odds at grabbing one!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Fan Club Breakfast at SDCC


The Official Site has updated with the details on the Star Wars Fan Club Breakfast planned for San Diego Comic Con. The event is open to members of The Official Star Wars Fan Club and their guests on Saturday, July 28th at the Marriott Hotel & Marina. Head on over for all the details!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

First Look - Star Wars: Against the Empire


StarWars.com has posted a first look at the cover to Against the Empire, the latest entry in the Last of the Jedi series of books from Scholastic. Written by Jude Watson, the book is the eighth in the series and features cover art by Drew Struzan. Look for the book to hit stores this October.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Dark Times #4 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait until tomorrow to read it? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for a preview to tide you over!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

EE Exclusive Star Wars Mystery Pack Update


EntertainmentEarth has revealed the sixth figure in their upcoming exclusive Star Wars Mystery Pack 14-Figure Set! This time it's Dred Priest, another Mandalorian warrior decked out in red armor. Look for all 14 figures to be showcased at San Diego Comic Con!

Monday, July 16, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Jango Fett Mini-Bust Give-Away Winner


Congratulations go out to forum member Dan, the winner of our recent Jango Fett Mini-Bust Give-Away. As always, thanks once again to all who entered!

Monday, July 16, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Force Unleashed At E3


With the premiere of the new Force Unleashed trailer, the hype around this game is swirling at an even greater pace. Game News International has an article revealing a couple more details on the game from their E3 Show coverage this past week. Check it out for some specifics on on the game like some planets you'll visit, and the graphics/AI being used in the game's engine.

Monday, July 16, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

New JediDefender Give-Away - Custom Weapons!


Starting today, JediDefender.com is giving you another chance to win a pile of custom weapons courtesy of Marauder "Gun-Runners"! Check out our new Give-Away page for all the details on how you can enter to win!

Sunday, July 15, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

SDCC Acme Exclusive X-Wing Sketchplate


Acme Archives has announced plans for another exclusive at San Diego Comic Con - an X-Wing Sketchplate. This 1000 piece edition features original Joe Johnston sketches of the X-Wing Starfighter photo-etched on aircraft-grade aluminum. The full piece measures approximately 8 inches by 5 inches. The sketchplate will sell for $35. A pre-order for pickup option for Attendees is now available. Non-Attendees can order online as of July 25th.

Sunday, July 15, 2007 | Ryan Phipps

2007 Hallmark Star Wars Ornaments Now Available


Just a reminder that today is the day that the 2007 edition Hallmark Star Wars Ornaments go on sale at your local store. This year, there are 4 different ornaments to collect - a new Millennium Falcon, R2-D2 & Jawa, the "Limited Quantity" Tusken Raider, and "A Jedi Legacy Revealed" scene from A New Hope.

Saturday, July 14, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Dark Horse Comics For September 2007 and Beyond


StarWars.com has posted a summary of the upcoming Dark Horse comics scheduled for this September and October as well as a few trade paperbacks and graphic novels planned for Fall 2007. Head on over for all the details!

Saturday, July 14, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Kotobukiya General Grievous in 2008


The Official Site has posted a bit of news on the upcoming General Grievous snap-kit from Kotobukiya. This vinyl model kit of everyone's favorite Jedi killing Separatist Droid General is due in January, 2008.

Saturday, July 14, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Hat? Check. Jacket? Check. Bullwhip? Check.


He's back. Shooting has started on the next installment of the Indiana Jones series. The Official Indiana Jones Site has updated with some new video of Harrison Ford dressed up once again as everyone's favorite archeologist. If you look closely, you'll notice Big Daddy Lucas is wearing a "Han Shot First" T-shirt. Head on over and check it out, and stick with JediDefender.com as we continue to bring you the latest updates on Dr Jones's newest adventure!

Friday, July 13, 2007 | Ryan Phipps

New TRU 181st TIE Interceptor Images


Our friends at Black Sheep Toy Store have passed along a few new images of the upcoming Toys R Us exclusive 181st Squadron TIE Interceptor! Click on through to check out the pics.

Friday, July 13, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Tattoo Events at Celebration Europe


Shane Turgeon from TattoosAndToys.com is pleased to bring the world of Star Wars tattoos to collectors and aficionados at Celebration Europe, taking place this coming weekend in London, England at the ExCel Center.

Friday, July 13, 2007 | Jesse Wall

New "Ask Sideshow" Q&A Posted


Sideshow Collectibles has updated their Behind the Show blog with a new round of Ask Sideshow, which offers answers to questions submitted by Sideshow collectors. There are a few Star Wars related questions, so head on over for a few hints on things to come from Sideshow!

Thursday, July 12, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Second Chance List Update


Sideshow Collectibles has discovered a small number of the Salacious Crumb Creature Pack sets hiding out in the warehouse thanks to order cancellations. These have been added to the Second Chance list, so if you missed Crumb and friends the first time, now's your chance to grab them!

Thursday, July 12, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Battlefront PSP Entertainment Pack


Coming to stores this October is the new Star Wars Battlefront PSP Entertainment Pack! The pack features a collector's edition "Ceramic White" Sony PSP and Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron, the next chapter of the best-selling Star Wars Battlefront series from LucasArts.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration Europe Exclusive Merchandise


The Official Site has updated with a look at some of the exclusive items that will be up for grabs at Celebration Europe. Head on over for all the details.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Give-Away - Jango Fett Mini-Bust


Just a reminder that JediDefender.com is giving you the chance to win the new Jango Fett Mini-Bust from Gentle Giant! Check out our new Give-Away page for all the details on how you can enter to win!

Thursday, July 12, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Force Unleashed on Entertainment Tonight


A special preview of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will make it's world TV premiere today on Entertainment Tonight! The trailer will feature the very first look at the next chapter of the Star Wars Saga, which debuts from LucasArts in Spring 2008. Check your local listings for the exact time and channel in your area.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

ToyFare Reveals Another Mystery Pack Figure


ToyFare magazine has revealed another one of the figures in the upcoming exclusive Star Wars Mystery Pack 14-Figure Set from EntertainmentEarth. This time, it's a black armored Republic Commando from Omega Squad. Thanks to our pal Jayson from Yakface.com for the tip.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Wishlists - Tournament of Champions


Now that voting for our seven individual JediDefender Wishlists is complete, voting can begin in our Tournament of Champions! Head on into our forums for all the details on how you can place your votes today!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

JD Wishlists 2007: Revenge of the Sith Results


All the votes have been tallied and the results are in! The top 10 Wishlist for Revenge of the Sith has been published in our forums with Padme Amidala Skywalker (with Buns Hairdo) leading the pack as the #1 vote getter. Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting process!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

EE Exclusive Star Wars Mystery Pack Update


EntertainmentEarth.com has revealed the fourth figure in their upcoming exclusive Star Wars Mystery Pack 14-Figure Set! Decked out in red armor, Rav Bralor features 14 points of articulation, a removable helmet, and weapons.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

2007 San Diego Comic-Con Schedule Released


The 2007 San Diego Comic-Con Program Schedule has been set! Highlights include the What's New from Hasbro Star Wars Panel on Friday and the Star Wars at 30 Lucasfilm panel hosted by Steve Sansweet. If you're headed to the show this year, be sure to check out the schedule to plan your trip!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Celebration Europe Updates


The Official Site has posted a few more Celebration Europe updates in anticipation of the show. First, Million Dan has been tabbed to emcee the Platinum Stage events. Second, a bit more info on the Star Wars Production Stars that will be attending the show. Head on over for all the details.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New JD Poll - McQuarrie Concept Figures


A new JediDefender Front Page Poll has been posted asking what folks think of the Hasbro McQuarrie Concept figures so far. Greatest thing ever or totally lame? Wouldn't know because you can't find them at your local store? Hate those exclusives? Make your selection in our JD Front Page Poll today!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Gentle Giant SDCC Exclusives Update


Gentle Giant has updated their blog with another San Diego Comic-Con 2007 exclusives pre-order update. Attendee pre-ordering has been postponed until Thursday, July 12th! Head on over for all the details.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


Arriving at your local comic book shop this week are two new books from Dark Horse Comics - Star Wars: Legacy #14 and Star Wars: Rebellion #8. Can't wait until tomorrow to read them? Well then follow the links to Dark Horse's website for previews to tide you over!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New Galactic Hero Sets Found at Retail


A few folks have e-mailed to let us know that they found the latest wave of Galactic Heroes at their local Target stores. This wave includes Endor Han & Logray, Duros & Garindan, Death Star Trooper & Imperial Officer, and an AT-AT Commander and Driver duo. We've also received a few reports of these shipping from various e-tailers as well. Thanks to all those who e-mailed with the tip.

Monday, July 9, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

SDCC Exclusive Acme Sandtrooper Key


Acme Archives has announced that the Sandtrooper will be their exclusive framed character key for this year's San Diego Comic Con. The edition size has been set at 1000 pieces and the keys will sell for $30. Attendee pre-orders for pick-up begin July 16th and go until the 23rd. Non-Attendee pre-orders begin July 25th. Stay tuned for more info!

Sunday, July 8, 2007 | Ryan Phipps

Insider's Guide to Celebration Europe


The Official Site has posted a nice Insider's Guide to Celebration Europe, which starts next weekend! Head on over for the complete run-down on the when and where details on what's happening at the show!

Sunday, July 8, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Give-Away - Jango Fett Mini-Bust


Just a reminder that JediDefender.com is giving you the chance to win the new Jango Fett Mini-Bust from Gentle Giant! Check out our new Give-Away page for all the details on how you can enter to win!

Saturday, July 7, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Questions for Hasbro? - Session 33


On June 29th, we sent another batch of questions to Hasbro for their Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those three questions... one of which is Indy related!

Friday, July 6, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Gentle Giant SDCC Exclusives Update


Gentle Giant has updated their blog with new San Diego Comic-Con 2007 information and an exclusives pre-order update. Head on over for all the details to make sure you're up-to-speed on the various ways to secure this year's SDCC exclusives - pre-ordering starts next week!

Friday, July 6, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Review-A-Thon: VOTC Return Of The Jedi Wave


Jedi Defender whipped up another Review-A-Thon for your reading pleasure. I'm wrapping up the final 4 figures from the original "Vintage Collection" line, the Vintage OTC Return of the Jedi Wave! With ultimate sculpts of Chewbacca, Boba Fett, and the Stormtrooper, how could anything go wrong? Well, other than distribution not much did, so read on for full reviews of some of the finest modern figures in the line!

When you're done reading, stop by the Toy Reviews section of our forums. Share your thoughts on this review or write-up your own!

Thursday, July 5, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

More Target Clearance Deals


Target has begun clearancing out the latest wave of 30AC "Vintage" figures. Many folks across the country have reported finding the six figures for $8.38, 30% off the regular price. A few lucky folks have even reported finding them for 50% off already! Time to hit your local store and see what you can find!

Thursday, July 5, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New "Ask Sideshow" Q&A Posted


Sideshow Collectibles has updated their Behind the Show blog with a new round of Ask Sideshow, which offers answers to questions submitted by Sideshow collectors. There are plenty of Star Wars related questions, so head on over for a few hints on things to come from Sideshow!

Thursday, July 5, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New Sideshow QTVR Features Posted


Sideshow Collectibles has updated the product pages for the RAH Boba Fett and the VCD Blackhole Stormtrooper figures from Medicom Toy with new QTVR turnarounds. The QTVR features let you get up close and personal with these two popular Star Wars items so check them out today!

Thursday, July 5, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New Sideshow Radio Podcast


The latest edition of Sideshow Radio offers up more Sideshow Star Wars product news! Head on over and download the latest podcast episode for news on San Diego Comic-Con 2007, contests, and much more!

Thursday, July 5, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Topps 30th Anniversary Sketch Card Gallery Update


To help celebrate the Star Wars Saga, Topps will release the new Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Trading Card Set this month. Once again, the series will feature randomly packed Artist Sketch cards. Head on over to the Official Site to get a first look at the sketch cards from artist Matt Busch.

Thursday, July 5, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Ian McDiarmid at Celebration Europe


The Emperor himself will be traveling to Star Wars Celebration Europe next weekend! Ian McDiarmid will be the special guest of Lucasfilm Ltd. and event organiser Cards Inc. during the Opening Ceremonies on Friday, July 13th to help commemorate the Saga's 30th Anniversary.

Thursday, July 5, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Wishlists 2007: Revenge of the Sith


Just a reminder that your chance to vote in the JediDefender Wishlists 2007: Revenge of the Sith poll ends this weekend. You have until Sunday, July 8th to submit your wish-list, so get those lists in if you haven't already!

Thursday, July 5, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Celebration Europe Charity Auction


Thanks to a donation from the Lucas Licensing Archives, Celebration Europe will be the site of a live charity auction that will include many rare items in mint to near-mint condition. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, so be sure to check out the auction if you're headed to the show!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New Comic-Con Obi-Wan Image


We got our hands on a nice crisp new shot of the upcoming McQuarrie Concept Obi-Wan figure. Obi-Wan will be featured in a 2-pack along with a Concept Yoda figure at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. The figure appears to be just as high quality an homage to the concept art as the other figures in the line! Our thanks to MarkX for sharing the image with us!

Monday, July 2, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

The Force Unleashed at Celebration Europe


The Star Wars Saga will continue in 2008 with the new video game, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed! LucasArts' Haden Blackman and Julio Torres will be on hand at Celebration Europe to discuss how they're using the game to realize the Force in ways you've never seen before. Head on over to StarWars.com for all the details on when and where to find them!

Monday, July 2, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New Star Wars Designs from Marc Ecko


The Official Site has updated with news of a new limited-edition collection of Star Wars-inspired apparel. Designed by Marc Ecko, the line marks the first time that a major designer has teamed up with Lucasfilm. Look for the clothing to hit specialty stores around the world this holiday season!

Monday, July 2, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Steel City Con Returns To Pittsburgh


The Steel City Con, Pittsburgh's largest antigue toy and collectible show, returns to the area July 28th & 29th. The Star Wars selection is always vast, and the show's becoming a bigger and better experience every time. Read on for details so you can plan on attending!

Monday, July 2, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

AT-RT Patrol Battle Pack Update


Our friends at 4-inches.de have posted a new picture of the upcoming AT-RT Patrol Battle Pack. This set features two AT-RTs with Pilots along with a Clone Commander. The set is rumored to be a Target exclusive (DPCI# 087-06-0343) and should be headed our way later this year.

Sunday, July 1, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

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