New Items at Retail
If you haven't been out on the hunt lately, maybe you should make some time. Forum member Corran Horn from FFURG.com recently found the Turbo Tank, but that's not all. Reports are coming in that the Wal-Mart Droid Factory 2-packs are also being found (for a staggering $17 a piece!). Also, Jayson from Yakface.com found the new Corporate Alliance Tank Droid at retail! That's a lot of new stuff, so start the hunt now.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenSave Some Cash with Clone Cash Coupons
While opening the new 2009 Clone Wars basic figures that I picked up at Target today, I discovered something nifty. My CW09 Commander Gree figure included a $5 Clone Cash certificate. The coupon is good for $5 off any Hasbro Star Wars toy purchase of $20 or more. Be sure to watch for it when opening your figures!
(Before you ask - no, I won't scan the other side and help folks commit fraud.)
Saturday, July 25, 2009 | Jeff SmentekThe Clone Wars Season Two Preview Trailer
Fresh from San Diego Comic-Con, the Official Star Wars Website has posted the Preview Trailer for Season Two of The Clone Wars animated series. Click on over for 3+ minutes of Clone Wars fun!
Saturday, July 25, 2009 | Jeff SmentekThe Force Unleashed: The Ultimate Sith Edition
Just when you thought you were through with The Force Unleashed... LucasArts has just announced plans for The Ultimate Sith Edition of the game this December. This new version will include all previous DLC, including the new Tatooine DLC level (that will also be available on XBox LIVE and the PlayStation Network.) The game will also include some new content available only with this new version. Head over to the Official Site to check out the trailer!
Saturday, July 25, 2009 | Ryan PhippsJake Lloyd: Ten Years Later
Yahoo posted an interesting interview with Jake Lloyd, who of course portrayed Anakin Skywalker in The Phantom Menace. Little Ani is all grown up and has a lot to say about how Star Wars affected his childhood, and how it continues to have a role in his life today. Head on over to check it out.
Saturday, July 25, 2009 | Ryan PhippsHasbro SDCC'09 Presentation Slides
Hasbro's 2009 San Diego Comic-Con Presentation has been added to our Image Database. Follow the link to check out the Star Wars goodies shown at today's Hasbro panel, including a sneak peek at some 2010 products!
Friday, July 24, 2009 | Jeff SmentekMedicom Kubrick C-3PO & R2-D2 Box Set
Medicom has officially announced the Kubrick C-3PO & R2-D2 Box Set that was shown at the Medicom Toy Exhibition '09 expo in June. Look for this great new 2-Pack to ship in November.
Friday, July 24, 2009 | Jeff SmentekHasbro's Clone Wars Diorama Contest
Hasbro has announced a new Clone Wars Diorama Contest. The winner will get $1000 worth of Hasbro Star Wars toys and have their diorama featured at the next Star Wars Celebration! Click on over for all the details!
Thursday, July 23, 2009 | Jeff SmentekNew Figures at SDCC!!
While we are not at Comic Con this year, we can still bring you the latest news! The Legacy waves are now on display...click on through for the details!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Scott Pearson
Comic Katarn & Vong Images
While images of the Kyle Katarn & Yuzahn Vong Warrior comic pack aren't exactly new, these new pretty clear images showed up this evening, and highlight the articulation of the two figures nicely. Plus, hey, I just can't wait for this new Kyle Katarn figure, so click the thumbnails and enjoy!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenYoda Killing a Clone Premium Format Figure
Sideshow Collectibles is taking their Premium Format line a different direction it seems. This time they're tackling Yoda Killing a Clone Trooper. The moment remains one of the memorable scenes as Yoda and Obi-Wan returned to the Jedi Temple in Revenge of the Sith! A truly innovative move for this line.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenKenobi & Vader Diorama Preview
Sideshow's incredible diorama series is continuing to bring to life the most iconic moments of the Star Wars Saga. Their latest creation immortalizes the duel between Obi-Wan Kenobi & Darth Vader on the Death Star. Sideshow, as always, is impressing fans again at Comic-Con time!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenSideshow 1:2 Scale Cody Bust
Sideshow is also previewing their spectacular 1:2 Scale Commander Cody Bust at Comic-Con. Click the link to check him out! The higher-end collectible market is heating up with competition these days it seems.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenSideshow Bronze Sith Statues
Sideshow is rolling along at Comic-Con, this time previewing their very limited edition Sistros & Braata Secret Origins of the Sith Bronze Statues. What are they? Well, they're the bronze statues from Palpatine's office of course! Check 'em out!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenSideshow Comic-Con 12" Figure Previews
The gang over at Sideshow Collectibles have kicked off Comic-Con with a bang! Click the links to check out a preview of 12" Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker, 12" Phase I Clone Trooper, & 12" Grand Admiral Thrawn (my personal favorite). Start saving your loose change for these!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenWotC Rebellion Era Campaign Guide Preview # 3
Wizards of the Coast has posted their third preview of the Rebellion Era Campaign Guide. The preview looks at the crime syndicate known as the Zann Consortium. Head on over to download the stats and info!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | Jeff SmentekComing to Clone Wars Season Two - Bossk?
Our pals at Yakface have posted some Clone Wars Season Two news that they dug up at the MTV Movies Blog. It looks like a beloved Trandoshan Bounty Hunter from the Original Trilogy will be rolling with Cad Bane's crew in Season Two. Follow the links for all the details.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | Jeff SmentekA New Look for Hasbro's Star Wars Website
Hasbro has updated their Star Wars Website to match the coloring of the new 2009 packaging. Hopefully it's a sign that the website will once again be updated a bit more often than it has been these past few months.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | Jeff SmentekBom Vimdin - Champion of JD Wishlists 2009
The people have spoken! Cantina denizen Bom Vimdin was the #1 choice in the JediDefender Wishlists 2009: Tournament of Champions. Here's hoping 2010 is finally his year for a figure! Follow the link to check out the final results.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | Jeff SmentekHasbro Announces Insight: in Time for SDCC'09
Hasbro has announced the amazing new book, Insight:, which features the work of Gianni Lopergolo, a Hasbro employee living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Check out the press release for all the details.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | Jeff SmentekBoxed Clone Wars Vehicle Pics
A couple of boxed images of upcoming Clone Wars vehicles arrived in our mailbox today. Check out the upcoming Corporate Alliance Tank Droid & Y-Wing Fighter all boxed up and pretty! Both appear to include the cardboard backdrop displays as well, which I think are a great touch by Hasbro (making the packaging useful and all). Thanks to our friends for the images!
Monday, July 20, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenEvolution Trooper Images
We picked up a handful of new images of the upcoming Wal-Mart exclusive Evolutions sets. ARC Trooper Alpha, TIE Pilot, Shadow Clone Pilot, and Storm Commando pictures are ready for your viewing pleasure. Just click on through to check them out!
Monday, July 20, 2009 | Jesse McCracken
On Sale This Week at Toys R Us
Just a reminder that this week at Toys R Us, you'll find the Clone Wars AT-TE on sale for just $49.99, 50% off the regular price. Can't make it to the store? Then click on over to ToysRUs.com and order one on-line!
Sunday, July 19, 2009 | Jeff SmentekUPDATE: Generic Female Stormtrooper?
Hot on the heels of the Geonosian 2-Pack figures we showed you today, we've got a new enigma on our hands sure to anger the anti-EU crowd. It appears to be a "generic" Female Stormtrooper. What this is, is anyone's guess right now.
UPDATE: As we reported, this is a confusing piece as to what it is, and the Ebay auction for it lists it as a "custom" (Illum Padme head on a female trooper body). Anti-EU fans can breath a sigh of relief, for now!
Thursday, July 16, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenSDCC'09 TFU Stormtrooper Commander Pre-Order
The SDCC'09 shared exclusive TFU Stormtrooper Commander figure is now up for pre-order at both StarWarsShop and HasbroToyShop. No matter where you buy it, the figure costs $12.99 and should ship after San Diego Comic-Con.
Thursday, July 16, 2009 | Jeff SmentekTarget Geonosis Arena 2-Pack Image Gallery
We've got a big gallery of the Target exclusive Geonosis 2-Packs for your viewing pleasure! A big thanks goes out to our friends at Black Sheep Toy Store for the super detailed images! Click on through to check out all the images from these upcoming sets.
Thursday, July 16, 2009 | Jesse McCracken
The Clone Wars Complete Season One on DVD
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Complete Season One is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on November 3rd! The four disc set contains all 22 episodes from the first season and includes extended Director's Cuts for seven episodes as well as companion featurettes for each episode.
Thursday, July 16, 2009 | Jeff SmentekA Rundown of SDCC'09 Star Wars Exclusives
StarWars.com has posted a nice summary of the SDCC'09 Star Wars Exclusives and Swag that will be available at this year's show. Click on over to make sure your shopping list is up-to-date!
Thursday, July 16, 2009 | Jeff Smentek"Christmas in July" Coming to Toys R Us
Toys.com has posted word of a sale next week at Toys R Us! During the "Christmas in July" sale, which runs from July 19th to July 25th, the Clone Wars AT-TE will be on sale for just $49.99! That's 50% off the regular price! Many other goodies will also be on deep discount, so be sure to check it out next week.
Thursday, July 16, 2009 | Jeff SmentekThe Empire Muggs Back = Mighty Muggs for Charity!
StarWars.com has posted a preview of the The Empire Muggs Back project, which will debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2009. Various comic book creators, toy designers, and celebrity fans have created one-of-a-kind Mighty Muggs that will be auctioned to raise money for The Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 | Jeff SmentekDark Horse Star Wars for October 2009 and Beyond
The Official Star Wars Website has posted a summary of the Dark Horse comics scheduled to hit comic shops in October 2009 and beyond. Head on over for all the details and cover images
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 | Jeff SmentekWotC Rebellion Era Campaign Guide Preview # 2
Wizards of the Coast has posted their second preview of the Rebellion Era Campaign Guide, which hits stores this month. The preview provides a glimpse at a few experimental TIE fighters. Head on over to download the stats and info!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 | Jeff SmentekSuper Battledroid Variant Image
We've got a picture of an interesting Cortosis Super Battledroid variant figure coming up. He sports new arms, and a new decoration. He'll be part of the Wal-Mart Droid Factory 2-Packs and will come with Anakin Skywalker.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenDefender Wishlists 2009: Tournament of Champions
Just a friendly reminder to keep those votes coming in our 2009 Tournament of Champions. Head on into our forums for all the details on how you can vote for your most wanted figures!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 | Scott Pearson
Kyle Katarn Loose Image
And another new image, this time of a favorite EU character of mine. Click the image above to check out Kyle Katarn from the Comic Packs. Katarn comes packed with the Yuzahn Vong warrior, but he's sculpted and decorated pretty great for his more known appearance in the Dark Forces/Jedi Knight games.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenDewback & Sandtrooper Return
The gang over at Sandtroopers seem to have gotten the same image we did in our mailboxes tonight. It's of a new Wal-Mart exclusive Sandtrooper & Dewback! This one came out of left field to us, and probably you also, so click the image above and check it out. Thanks again to our bud Jared for the image!
Monday, July 13, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenLoose Darth Krayt Image
For your viewing pleasure we've got another new loose image of an upcoming figure. This time, click the image above to check out Darth Krayt from the Legacy Collection Comic Packs!
Monday, July 13, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenUPDATE:Phantom Menace Wave Images
A couple more images came in the mail this evening, this time from the upcoming The Phantom Menace wave of Leacy figures. Click the images above to check out a carded shot of Queen Padme Amidala, and a loose shot of Rum Sleg!
UPDATE: Added Obi-Wan Kenobi and Clegg Holdfast carded images as well! Thanks to our buddy Jared!
Monday, July 13, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenLoose Captain Argyus Images
A couple nice loose shots of Captain Argyus from the Clone Wars 3D line have turned up. Click the images above to check him out with and without his helmet on! Thanks to our friends for the images.
Sunday, July 12, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenNew TIE Fighter Rumors
A while back we brought you the first images of a new Large Wing TIE Fighter. The exact details of this fighter were unknown, but Jayson over at Yak Face.com has a pretty good rumor/theory going that it's a Shadows of the Empire TIE Fighter. Click the link to read all about it. If an exclusive, it's still yet unknown where it will go, though rumors point to either Target or Toys R Us.
Saturday, July 11, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenDefender Wishlists 2009: Tournament of Champions
Now that voting for our eight individual JediDefender Wishlists is complete, voting can begin in our 2009 Tournament of Champions! Head on into our forums for all the details on how you can vote for your most wanted figures!
Friday, July 10, 2009 | Scott PearsonDefender Wishlists 2009: The Expanded Universe
The winner of the 2009 Expanded Universe portion of the voting is a Ackmena. Thanks to all who voted. You can check out the remaining Top 10 (as well as previous poll results) here!
Friday, July 10, 2009 | Scott PearsonNew Clone Pilot Image
Thanks to our friend we have a great new image of the V-Wing-ish Clone Pilot figure from the Wal-Mart Evolutions wave. He sports a new helmet sculpt and is looking very similar to the V-Wing Pilot from the Expanded Universe. Click the images above to check him out with helmet on and off!
Friday, July 10, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenThe Vong Invasion
Our friend sent us a new loose image of the comic 2-pack Yuzaahn Vong Warrior for your viewing pleasure. A behemoth of a figure compared to average sized ones, the Vong looks to be one heavily detailed piece of EU! Click the image above to check him out.
Thursday, July 9, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenLegacy Collection Mail-Away Eopie & Qui-Gon Update
Hasbro has updated their website with the redemption details for the Legacy Collection Eopie & Qui-Gon Jinn mail-away promotion. Click on over to find out how you can add this new Eopie repaint to your collection!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 | Jeff SmentekSan Diego Comic Con 2009 Updates
We have a few San Diego Comic-Con updates to pass along today. First, the full list of 2009 show exclusives has been posted. Of note for Hasbro Star Wars collectors out there - $9.99 for the X-Wing Pilot Luke figure and $12.99 for the TFU Stormtrooper Commander figure. Also, StarWars.com has posted a schedule of the various Star Wars themed panels at this year's show.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 | Jeff SmentekDefender Wishlists 2009: The Expanded Universe
Just a reminder to get those wishlists in for the EU by Noon on Wednesday the 8th. 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!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 | Scott PearsonHasbro Q&A - Round 69
Hasbro has sent us our answers from the latest round of the Q&A. Read on for all of the details!
Monday, July 6, 2009 | Jesse McCracken
Red Four Images, Standing By
A couple slick new images were delivered to us this morning of the upcoming John D. Brannon figure from the upcoming exclusive Wal-Mart Evolutions packs. You may know him as "Red Four" from the Battle of Yavin. Click the thumbnails above to check him out with and without his bucket on!
Monday, July 6, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenSpace Suit Anakin Loose Image
For your viewing pleasure we got a nice loose shot of Anakin Skywalker (Space Suit) from the Clone Wars 3D line. Who knew Jedi Robes could resist the harshness of space!? Click the thumbnail above to check him out.
Monday, July 6, 2009 | Jesse McCracken
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