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July 2011


Wal-Mart Wave 7 Find


While out on a toy run tonight, I saw some Vintage Wave 7 on the pegs of my local Wal-Mart. They may be ROTS Clone heaven, but they're still getting some new stuff too! Happy hunting folks.

Saturday, July 30, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Right On Target


A quick reminder that the finds at Target Stores have poured into the site lately. Resets of the toy aisle have begun and are spreading across the country. The new Republic Shuttle, RC Fighter Tank, New Role-Play Sabers, Vintage, Deluxe, and more are showing at the red dot, so happy hunting and make sure Target is on your destination list right now!

Saturday, July 30, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Steel City Con Returns -Starts Today!


Pittsburgh's Steel City Con starts today! With Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) & Richard Leparmentier (Adm. Motti) in attendance, as well as the PSWCS (Selling their 2011 Charity Medallion) and the 501st Legion, this is going to be a big Star Wars show. We invite you to make the trip, and join in the fun! See you there!

Friday, July 29, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Lego Star Wars Mini-Figure Encyclopedia


The Official Site has a great sneak peak of the Lego Star Wars Mini-Figure Encyclopedia on their site! Click the link to check it out, including the exclusive Han Solo Mini-Figure that comes with it!

Thursday, July 28, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Toys Arriving


Jeff from Han's Hideout has found the Deluxe Scout Y-Wing w/Pilot, TRU Deluxe Yavin Sled & Geonosian Bike, & TRU Exclusive Stealth Ops Clone! At the same time Jayson at Yakface.com scored the Republic Artillery mid-size vehicle, and snapped a gallery of it. More new toys to hunt for!

Thursday, July 28, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News - Big Bad Toy Store


Site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has a variety of Pre-Orders, New Arrivals, and items Arriving Tomorrow! Also, an Overstock Sale is in full swing, and new SDCC Exclusives are arriving. Check everything out now!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Stormtroopers Galore In The UK


In a stunning upset, Lucasfilm Ltd. has lost its Copyright Lawsuit against Andrew Ainsworth, the designer who made the original Stormtrooper costumes. Though the ruling also stipulates that Lucas' copyright was violated in the U.S. Read the article for all the details on this saga.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

The Old Republic - Join The Fight!


It didn't get a lot of hype because SDCC was so full of toy news, but The Old Republic released an in-game trailer during the show called Join The Fight! Check it out so you can see just what you're getting into. With Hasbro saying figure sets for the game will be coming, it's all the more reason to get amped up for this MMORPG!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: SDCC 2011 Exclusive Melee


Hasbro Toy Shop has listed the SDCC Death Star Boxed Set & Indiana Jones Lost Wave, but getting your orders in seems impossible. Currently only the Death Star shows out of stock, but things could change.

UPDATE: At this time, the Indina Jones set also shows "Out Of Stock".

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Death Star Set Mini-Figures Count


Forumite and former staffer Ryan predicted that the Vintage Collection Numbering Gap may be attributed to the Salacious Crumb & Mousedroid figures in the Death Star Boxed set, and it seems he is right. They're apparantly VC66 and VC67 respectively, as described in the Hasbro Toy Shop Listing. This makes having a "complete collection" of Vintage quite difficult.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: SDCC 2011 Exclusive Melee


Hasbro Toy Shop has listed the SDCC Death Star Boxed Set & Indiana Jones Lost Wave, but getting your orders in seems impossible. Currently only the Death Star shows out of stock, but things could change.

UPDATE: The Death Star Boxed Set may be sold out, but Indy orders are getting through, as are orders for some of the G.I. Joe items as well. It just is taking a lot of effort due to time-outs on the pages and such. Keep trying though, as traffic dies down, then orders should go more smoothly.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Battlepacks Found & Good News


Our old buddy Jeff, at Han's Hideout, scored the latest in Battlepacks at his local Target. The bad news is they're to three figures, as we're all aware. The good news? The price followed and packs are now $20! A nice silver lining!

UPDATE: And the DPCI for the new packs is 087-06-1511.

Monday, July 25, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us One-Day-Sale, Today!


ToysRUs.com is running a One-Day-Sale, today only, for 20% off select merchandise! Forumite Landothescoundrel was able to nab the Clone Wars Slave-I set for $79, and other deals await, so get shopping.

Monday, July 25, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

SDCC Death Star Boxed Set - Sold Out!


Our friend Mike Sullenger at Galactic Hunter has reported that the Death Star Revenge Card Boxed Set is sold out at SDCC. Some are to be available on Hasbro Toy Shop Tuesday, if you're lucky. This was predicted back at Toy Fair 2011 though, so it's not a surprise at this point.

Sunday, July 24, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Steel City Con Returns - One Week!


Pittsburgh's Steel City Con returns July 29th - 31st, just one week away! With Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) & Richard Leparmentier (Adm. Motti) in attendance, as well as the PSWCS and the 501st Legion, this is going to be a big Star Wars show! Read on for the details, and make your plans to attend soon.

Saturday, July 23, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Target Vintage 3-Packs Wave 2 Arriving


Forumite McMetal let us know he just spotted the 2nd Wave of Target Vintage 3-Packs at his local Virginia store! Happy hunting, if your store has the room to even put these on the pegs right now.

Saturday, July 23, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

SDCC Hasbro Slides


The Hasbro Slide Presentation is now available for your viewing pleasure on our front page! Still, you should jump into Our Forums where today's panel has the scuttlebutt flowing!

Friday, July 22, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Blu-Ray Deleted Scenes Trailer


For Star Wars fans, this is like discovering the holy grail. Check out the Star Wars Blu-Ray: Deleted Scenes Trailer, fresh from SDCC. It sheds a little light on where some of those new figures Hasbro just showed off are from! This almost makes the OT crowd tear up a little.

Friday, July 22, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro SDCC Slides


The Hasbro Slideshow images are coming in fast to our Vintage Collection Forum & Clone Wars Forum as each slide slips nicely into its appropriate thread! We'll have them up on the front page as well, but in the meantime head into the forums and enjoy them, and chat up the products announced today while you're there. Love 'em or hate 'em, join in!

Friday, July 22, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Star Wars Q&A - Round 91


Another round of Q&A has come to us, the very day Hasbro unleashes a torrent of news at SDCC 2011! You're probably on sensory overload at this point. So let's add to that, shall we? Read on, and hop in Our Forums to discuss!

Friday, July 22, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Comic-Con Hasbro Panel News


Thanks to the Star Wars Action News Webcast, we were able to follow along with the Hasbro Presentation today in Our Forums. Needless to say, the collecting world was buzzing today!

Friday, July 22, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Water Warfare


What's Comic-Con without a bunch of new clips from The Clone Wars? This newest clip on the Official Site highlights the war on Mon Calamari, and shows off some sweet new toy potential! Check it out.

Thursday, July 21, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: SDCC Exclusives By Lottery?


UPDATE: The crew from the Star Wars Action News have gotten confirmation from Derryl DePriest that there is no lottery system to get the Revenge Card Death Star Boxed Set from Hasbro, it's just the normal ticketing system. Fortunately, it was all just rumor spreading around the show, and waiting in line netted you your set!

Thursday, July 21, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars Themed X-Box!


IGN.com has posted a story about a Star Wars Themed X-Box bundle, announced at Comic-Con today! The system itself is decoed to look like R2-D2, the controller like C-3PO, and comes with Kinect Star Wars. Thanks to Not2Shabby for the heads up!

UPDATE: Check out Major Nelson for more details, including clips of the custom sounds!

Thursday, July 21, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

SDCC Exclusives By Lottery?


Needing a ticket to get your Revenge Card Death Star Boxed Set? The rumors appear to be true, as we got a pic from the Hasbro Toy Shop Booth giving some credence to this. Will it only apply to the Revenge figures though, or will other exclusives fall into this cluster of a mess?

Thursday, July 21, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: The Old Republic Pre-Orders Available


The fans are salivating over this one, but the wait is finally over! You can Pre-Order The Old Republic right now! This could be one of the biggest moments in Star Wars gaming, so get your copy early.

UPDATE: In some stores, the Collector's Edition of the game is already selling out in pre-order!

Thursday, July 21, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Death Watch Returns


Fresh out of SDCC 2011, Entertainment Weekly has a new clip from Season 4 of The Clone Wars. This video introduces a new female character being voiced by Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), and sporting some familiar armor.

Thursday, July 21, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Trying To Steal The Show


Sideshow Collectibles will not be ignored! They previewed their new Legendary Scaled Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi, Darth Maul, and an awesome 1:6 Scale General Grievous. The other licensees need to step up to the plate to compete with this.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: SDCC 2011 News Already Surfacing


The team from SuperHeroHype.com have already posted a number of images from Hasbro's SDCC Booth, and gotten the folks talking in Our SDCC2011 Discussion. People are already chattering away about what this year's show will bring!

UPDATE:

Already more pics from various sites are going up around the web at the show! The gang at Sandtroopers.com had the first complete set of preview night pics and counting! Luke's Landspeeder, Search For Luke Battlepack, Mandalorian Gunship, and more. The thoughts are mixed so far on what Hasbro has brought to the table at SDCC 2011.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Blu-Ray Preview? There's An App For That!


The Official Site posted news that fans with Apple products like the iPad and iPhone can download a preview of Star Wars: The Complete Saga with the Early Access App. Check the link for the full details! Thanks to Jeff at Han's Hideout for pointing this out to us tonight!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Republic Shuttle Sightings


The reports are in, and the Republic Attack Shuttle has (finally) hit U.S. retail! It has been spotted at Target in Minnesota, and we're anxious to hear what people have to say about it in Our Forums. By the way, it's ringing up at $79.99 and the DPCI is 087-06-1822 if you're too anxious.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

PSWCS 2011 Charity Medallion


The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society is running another LFL sanctioned charity medallion sale this year, this time supporting Operation Troop Appreciation. Click through for the full press release, and pick up a coin to help a very worthy cause!

Monday, July 18, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Skystriker's Landing


We've gotten a couple reports, including one from spiderpumpkin in our "The Pit" Forum, that the 2011 Skystriker is being found at Target around the country. Many are using the DPCI (087-06-1686) to catch this outstanding update! Happy hunting to our Joe fans.

Monday, July 18, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Wave 9 Pre-Order


Want 3 new figures and a bunch of repacks? Then I guess Vintage Wave 9 is for you. The pre-order just surfaced on site sponsor Entertainment Earth, and collectors are going to be very frustrated by this ratio of new and old figures. Hopefully there is some news soon of a better assortment, and some figure shuffling going on at Hasbro that will be revealed soon.

Monday, July 18, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

More Sideshow Online Comic-Con News


Sideshow Collectibles also updated today with a preview of a Lifesize Han in Carbonite & a long-awaited 1:6 Boba Fett! Save your change for this new stuff. You're gonna need it!

Monday, July 18, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow 1:6 IG-88 Unveiled


Sideshow Collectibles revealed the 1:6 IG-88 today! You can pre-order now for $174.99, but you may want to nab the 1:6 SS Exclusive IG-88, as he's the only way to get the awesome Vibro Axe accessory! That's an exclusive that will cut a little if you miss it. Oh, and by the way, if you watch the video in the story above you learn that IG-88's head will even light up!

Monday, July 18, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

12" STAP Unveiled & IG-88 Teased


Sideshow Collectibles is making the collecting world spin with all their Online Comic-Con news. Today they unveiled a 1:6 Scale STAP for your new Battledroids in a video about their 12" Militaries line, and a teaser image reveals IG-88 coming soon (more info Monday). Once again, Sideshow is letting everyone know how it's done!

Monday, July 18, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Commander Blackout at TRU.com


TRU.com has listed Commander Blackout for preorder at $7.99. Head on over and get yours now!

Sunday, July 17, 2011 | Scott Pearson

TRU Vintage Y-Wing Found


Jedi Defender Forumite Brian relayed news to us that he saw the new Vintage Y-Wing at his local Nebraska Toys R Us store. Time to keep an eye out for this piece of nostalgia!

Saturday, July 16, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News: Big Bad Toy Store


Site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store is running a 12% Off Everything sale till Tuesday the 19th! Read on for the full details.

Saturday, July 16, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

2011 Hallmark Ornaments This Weekend


The Official Site posted a nice reminder that this weekend is the premiere of the 2011 Hallmark Ornaments at retail. Check your nearest store for 4 of the 5 ornaments coming this year, including the Bossk limited edition. Lego Vader won't be out till 10/8.

Saturday, July 16, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars Shop Is Kaput


For years it was a place one could hope to find convention exclusives during or after the show they were launched at, but right before 2011 SDCC, Star Wars Shop has closed its online doors. Hopefully this isn't a sign that the upcoming show's exclusives will be a pain to track down, but it certainly isn't going to help regardless.

Friday, July 15, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Sets SDCC Exclusive Prices/Details


Our friends at Imperial Holocron posted a nice wrap-up of Hasbro SDCC Exclusive Pricing! Lots of items are listed, but the top two are the Lost Raiders Wave for $64.99 and Revenge of the Jedi Figure Set for $129.99. You'll want to head over for all the rest of the exclusive prices though!

Friday, July 15, 2011 | Jesse McCracken




Over at Sideshow Collectibles, you can enter for a chance to win a Phase 1 Clone Sergeant 12 inch figure as part of their month long SDCC spectacular. Hurry and enter by July 19. Good Luck Everyone!

Thursday, July 14, 2011 | Jim Ristway

Big Gentle Giant Update


Gentle Giant Studios made a big update this evening with new Jumbo Vintage, Mini-Bust, Maquettes and more! Click through for the full details!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Cantina Environment Teaser


You're not done drooling over the last two Sideshow Collectibles stories? Well sorry because they have a big teaser story up now for a 12" Chalmun's Cantina Environment! The perfect way to display your Sandtroopers outside and your Alien freaks inside.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow 12" Commander Gree & Battledroids Unveiled


Sideshow Collectibles has officially unveiled two long-awaited 12" figures. Check out the Commander Gree ($124.99) & Infantry Battledroids ($119.99). The Gree is rocking his Clone Wars style haircut, and the Droids are a very affordable set of two! Pre-order now!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Indy Maproom Environment


Sideshow Collectibles decided to knock off everyone's socks today by unveiling a 12" Indiana Jones Tanis Maproom Environment ($199.99). Don't you wish you had one for your little Hasbro figures too? Click the link to check it out!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Behind Robot Chicken Star Wars: Episode III DVD


The Official Site has a nice article up about Robot Chicken Star Wars: Episode III DVD/Blu-Ray, including an interview with the show's creators. Click the link to check it out, and look for the DVD/Blu-Ray in stores today.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Clone Wars At Hasbro Toy Shop


Hasbro Toy Shop has gotten in some new Clone Wars toys today. Check them out though to pick up the RC Republic Fighter Tank, and some of the new "Class 1" Deluxe Figure w/Vehicle sets, though some sold out fast! Thanks to our own Scott for the heads up, and DISC10 nets you an additional savings.

Monday, July 11, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Target Discounts Dig Deeper


We got a number of reports this weekend from across Pennsylvania of Target marking things to a steeper 50% Off discount. While some stores seemed to pull product or blow through it at the first price cut, others are still sitting on items like Boba Fett Helmets and more, so happy hunting!

Monday, July 11, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: K-Mart Clearance Grows


We received a couple notes over the weekend that K-Mart is clearancing more than just Commander Lock. We received 2 reports of Deluxe Figure w/Vehicle sets getting cleared out, and I saw a lone Jodo Kast on the clearance aisle. Your mileage may vary, but K-Mart can be a good location for deals right now!

UPDATE: Mileage may vary indeed. Today I was at my local K-Mart store, and other than Lock, nothing was on sale/clearance. Still worth stopping in for a look.

Monday, July 11, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Cad Bane In Clone Disguise Loose Images


A slick new gallery of images showing of the upcoming Cad Bane in Clonetrooper Disguise surfaced, and he's got a pretty cool hidden feature. Read on and click the images to see the extra mile of detail Hasbro put into this figure that caused quite a stir when he first turned up.

Saturday, July 9, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Lego's Padwan Menace Coming Soon


Are you ready for more Lego on TV? No? Well tough then because the Official Site announced that a half-hour cartoon titled Star Wars: The Padawan Menace, will air at 7 P.M. July 22nd on Cartoon Network. Read the link for more details!

Friday, July 8, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Republic Attack Shuttle in Hand


Today we get a comparison shot of the new Republic Atttack Shuttle coming out from Hasbro. Forum member JACKOFTRADZE posted in the Forum. Check out the link to see JACKOFTRADZE pictures and let us know what you think.

Friday, July 8, 2011 | Jim Ristway

Search For Luke Skywalker Boxed Set


Last, but certainly not least, Hasbro unveiles a nifty Search For Luke Skywalker boxed set. Featuring a Hoth Han Solo (Blue Coat), Hoth Soldier, and new Taun-Taun, the set looks pretty impressive! So where is Luke and his ride?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Wave 9 Carded & Loose Images


Up next are a couple carded and loose shots of upcoming Vintage Wave 9 (or 10, depending on your point of view) figures. Check out the heavily accessorized Ponda Baba, and (finally) a proper Rebel Soldier (Echo Base) figure!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

2011 Vintage Mail-Away Prototype Fett Images


Also for your viewing pleasure tonight, a nice new image of the 2011 Vintage Mail-Away Prototype Boba Fett. Click the images above to check him out in all his white-clad glory! A true warrior from a past time.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New SDCC Revenge Carded Box-Set Images


A great big new image of the upcoming 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Death Star "Revenge Card" Boxed Set came to us, and it's really pretty impressive. Looks like variant hunters will be setting their sights on at least one figure too, and look for more new images soon!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Clone Wars 2-packs


Our friends over at Yakface found an interesting Ebay auction for a new Clone Trooper. It is rumored to be one of the new clones in a set based on Season 2's Geonosis episodes. Check out the link for more pics of the Trooper.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 | Jim Ristway

New Deluxe Sets Found


Forumite McMetal reports in that the new Deluxe Figure w/Vehicle figures have been found and purchased at his local Toys R Us stores. This is good news for those starved for new product! Come share what you're finding with us in Our Forums!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Captain Lock Gets Shipped Out


Still dragging your feet on that K-Mart exclusive Captain Lock figure? Well now may be the time to act, as I spotted a small army of him for $7 clearance price, plus an additional 50% off that! $3.50 for a figure is rare, so act while you can.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Lifesize Clean C-3PO Bust Unveiled


Sideshow Collectibles just unveiled an awesome looking Lifesize C-3PO Bust (Clean), and it's also for pre-order. Check out the limited edition piece, and get ready to plunk down quite a sum to pick it up! Love those light-up eyes!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Mandalorian Gunship?

Site sponsor Entertainment Earth has a pretty interesting new listing of a mid-size vehicle designated Mandalorian Gunship. Speculation is swirling about as to what it could be, but for now there are no images and nothing really concrete. In the meantime, join in the speculation in Our Forums.

Monday, July 4, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Commander Jet Images


A couple new loose shots of the upcoming Commander Jet from the Clone Wars line have surfaced, highlighting the Commander's interchangeable headsets, which is a pretty slick feature! Thanks to forumite 501st for the heads up.

Monday, July 4, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Steel City Con Returns


Pittsburgh's Steel City Con returns July 29th - 31st! With Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) & Richard Leparmentier in attendance, as well as the PSWCS and the 501st Legion, this is going to be a big Star Wars show! Read on for the details, and make your plans to attend soon.

Sunday, July 3, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Republic Commando Updates


It seems that Toys R Us is teaming up with Entertainment Earth to sell a number of exclusives at SDCC2011, including an update of the Republic Commandoes! And if that's not enough, check out Sandtroopers.com for loose and packaged shots of the set! This is already causing a stir in Our Forums so come share your thoughts!

Saturday, July 2, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Defender Wishlists 2011: ROTJ & EU


Head on in to our forums to vote on the latest Defender Wishlists. This week we are voting on both Return of the Jedi and Expanded Universe figures. Once these are done we will once again finish up with our Tournament of Champions!

Saturday, July 2, 2011 | Scott Pearson

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