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July 2012


An Unexpectedly Longer Journey


It's no secret that our fans have love in their hearts for more than just Star Wars. One other popular little property is on the minds of our readers lately. And with good reason too, as it seems The Hobbit will now be a trilogy of films instead of just two! Check out the article for more.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Target's Back-To-School Reset


Target has done their back-to-school reset and that usually means a toy aisle change too. The new Vintage 3-Packs are out in force. We've gotten reports from all around the country that these were found, including finding them myself this weekend in Pittsburgh. They're $25 now, so the fun is over, but at least they're showing up!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant - PGM Pre-Orders!


Gentle Giant passed along pre-orders for their Celebration VI Exclusives and Holiday mini-busts! Currently only Premium Guild Members can order Jar Jar & Wald Holiday Mini-Busts, Clone Lt. Statue, & Jumbo Vintage Lando Calrissian. His figure is now as Jumbo as his smile.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Season 5 At Celebration 6


The Clone Wars: Season 5 will officially premiere at Celebration VI! Check out the press release for the details on this red carpet event. If it's about tainted school lunches or politics again, can the crowd have an open mic session with the show's production staff right then and there?

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

He's Baaaccckkk!


Still waiting on some of your Mail-Away Prototype Boba Fett figures? Well two more appeared in my mailbox today, so check yours when you get home! It really makes the lack of news of another mail-away this year, all the more sad. Appreciate the fun while you have it!

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: SDCC Exclusives Up & Gone


It didn't take HasbroToyShop long to put the Con exclusives up, and even less time for them to go right out the door! Unfortunately it seems like many missed these, but keep checking the Jinx (Primary), Jinx (Variation), & Carbonite Chamber 7-Pack incase they show up in-stock again!

UPDATE: Keep checking, as these have appeared and disappeared again! Probably as cards are declined or orders cancelled.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News - Entertainment Earth Sale


Site sponsor Entertainment Earth is running a Star Wars Sale where you buy one item, and get the second for 25% Off! Some exclusions apply but check it out at the link, and stock up while the savings are good!

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant - SDCC Exclusives Up For Order!


Gentle Giant passed along word that the SDCC 2012 exclusives are now up for order, in limited numbers, to the general public! Order your McQuarrie Stormtrooper Mini-Bust, Admiral Motti Mini-Bust, & Jumbo Blue Snaggletooth while you can!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Defender Wishlists 2012: ROTJ and EU


Just a reminder that our ongoing Wishlist polls for 2012 are almost at an end. You can still vote in the Expanded Universe and Return of the Jedi polls. After these two wrap up the 9th Annual Tournament of Champions will take place!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | Scott Pearson

Defender Wishlists 2012: The Empire Strikes Back RESULTS


The latest Wishlist poll to wrap up is The Empire Strikes Back. Perennial list maker Toryn Farr once again tops the poll. She has appeared on the ESB every year we have done this as well as the last two Fan's Choice Polls done by Hasbro. Make her already! Head on into our forums for the full results!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 | Scott Pearson

Sponsor News - EE Has Wave 6 In-Stock!


Site sponsor Entertainment Earth has Vintage Wave 6 In-Stock! You get 2 of each figure in this wave, 1 on each type of card, so this is one of the best case assortments in a long time for collectors. If you're still on the fence, check out our SDCC Exclusive Set Review to help convince you that this is a solid wave of figures!

Saturday, July 21, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Steel City Con - Just Over A Week Away!


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

Thursday, July 19, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

SDCC Exclusives Up & Gone


It didn't take HasbroToyShop long to put the Con exclusives up, and even less time for them to go right out the door! Unfortunately it seems like many missed these, but keep checking the Jinx (Primary), Jinx (Variation), & Carbonite Chamber 7-Pack incase they show up in-stock again!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

SDCC Image Galleries Added


We've put together a small SDCC Image Gallery highlighting several of the exhibits, and the show itself! Check out our images from Hasbro, Hallmark, Sideshow, Gentle Giant & more! Thanks to our friend and forumite solrac for taking his own time out of the show to snap up a few shots for us.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Late 2012 LEGO Sets at Amazon


The latest LEGO 2012 sets have been starting to show up slowly at retail outlets like TRU. You can also order them on Amazon.com! Like Jabba's Palace and The Malevolence Click through for the full list!

Sunday, July 15, 2012 | Scott Pearson

SDCC - Hasbro Interview


Hasbro gave all the sites they maintain a relationship with a chance at 10 Minute Scheduled Interviews during Comic-Con this year. We asked one of our friends to handle our interview for us, and he passed along the full details to us today! Read on for the questions we were able to get answered by the Hasbro staff at the show.

Saturday, July 14, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Panel Over - New Season 5 Video Posted


The Clone Wars Panel just wrapped up at SDCC, and IGN.com posted a New Clone Wars Season 5 Video! It seems Darth Maul's making new friends?

Saturday, July 14, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Jocasta Nu - Pre-Orders Live


Site sponsor Brian's Toys is already taking pre-orders on their Exclusive Jocasta Nu figure! Estimated ship date is 1/31/13, and the cost is $24.99. Note: Credit Cards are being charged as soon as you place your order and not when the item ships. Order now!

Friday, July 13, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Movie Heroes & Clone Wars Live On


Straight from the floor, Movie Heroes & Clone Wars are both going to continue. This is certainly a good/bad news situation to some, but there will continue to be 3 lines on the pegs.

Friday, July 13, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Star Wars Panel Live!


The Hasbro Star Wars Panel is about to begin! We'll be reposting info live as it comes in from our friends on the show floor, so read on! We ARE updating, so keep checking as we post.

Friday, July 13, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Defender Wishlists 2012: Revenge of the Sith RESULTS


For the third year in a row Office Duel Palpatine has come out on top of the ROTS Wishlist poll. Thanks to all who voted and head on into our forums for the ongoing ANH and ESB polls.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Scott Pearson

New Luminara Vanishing Act Figure


Hasbro apparantly made a cool new Luminara Unduli figure that is not only a new sculpt, but has an amazing "Disappearing Action" feature too! Well, that or they didn't mean to put it out and took it down real quick. Check out Galactic Hunter & Sandtroopers, who both managed to sneak a pic before the action feature finally worked.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

K-Mart Extra 50% Off Clearance Deal


Remember those $15 K-Mart B-Wings? Well they're back! If you missed first time, now is your chance. Also there are other Star Wars items being found for the Extra 50% Off Clearance Prices, like SotDS Deluxe and more! Happy hunting amidst all the con coverage!

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Build-A-Droid Definitely Returning


Rumored about since Toy Fair, SirStevesGuide also has the first confirmation that Build-A-Droid will be returning! An early slide image shows Arena Padme, Droid Factory R2, & Biker Scout figures. We may soon find out that SDCC is full of surprises.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

More Hasbro Leaks At SDCC


The spies at SirStevesGuide let no moss grow under them at SDCC, and broke two more early images! First, a New Speederbike is on the way! It even seems Hasbro took note of our July 26th Q&A Question to deliver what we asked for on both a stand, and resculpt!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

2012 San Diego Comic-Con Goes Live!


Well it's that time of year! San Diego Comic-Con is live and there are already leaks coming out, as you can see! We'll be having a limited presence at the show and hope to have some good items to post along the way. In the meantime stay tuned to Our Twitter Feed @JediDefender, Our Facebook Page, and of course Our Forums, as we enjoy the show with you!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

"New" AT-ST Drivers & Ewoks Confirmed


Last night the Curto/Burns Collector Cast mentioned a new set of Ewok & AT-ST Driver 2-Packs , which we first teased about a "New" AT-ST Driver on June 21st! Well today SirStevesGuide confirmed them with a leaked shot from SDCC! They're already the hot topic in Our Vintage Collection Forums! Won't you join us?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Defender Wishlists 2012: The Empire Strikes Back


Jedi Defender is proud to continue our Annual Wishlists, now in its 9th year! We're now doing The Empire Strikes Back, but you can also get votes in for A New Hope too! To take part, come up with your Wishlist for your top ten 3-3/4" figures, and submit via Our Forums or Via Email. Results will be hand delivered to Hasbro at C6, so let the fun continue!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

New JD Review - Carbonite Freeze Chamber Set


A big surprise awaited me on my front porch this past weekend, and I must say I was impressed with what I saw inside. Hasbro passed along their SDCC Exclusive Carbonite Freeze Chamber set to Jedi Defender for review, and I'm going to touch on a variety of points I believe our readers would be interested in. Click through for the full review!

Tuesday, July 10, 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, as we'll be shutting this one down soon! 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!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

MTT's On The Move!


New forumite Marduk was kind enough to snap a couple pictures letting us know that his 2 new Multi-Troop Transports (MTT) he purchased! Jump into Our Vintage Collection Forums and take a look, and leave your thoughts on this year's BF Vehicle!

Monday, July 9, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

TRU Sale - 7/8 to 7/14


This week at Toys R Us, they're running a sale where all Star Wars, Marvel, & G.I. Joe figures are $7! If they have anything worth picking up, now is a good time to stop.

Monday, July 9, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow News - Padawan Obi-Wan Kenboi Teaser


Sideshow Collectibles also slipped a new Ministry of Information item out to the public highlighting a 1/6 Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi figure picture! It's a stunning likeness of Ewan McGregor, and will be hacking apart your Battledroids in the near future we imagine!

Monday, July 9, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: More TJ Maxx Finds


A good friend of the site passed along word that he found a Yavin Rebel w/Sled Deluxe Figure at a West Coast TJ Maxx store! At only $9.99, you can't afford to pass up great sets like this for those prices! Here's to hoping this spreads around the country.

UPDATE: We received a lot of reports from around the country on these, from friends in MA, OH, IL, CA, TX... These hit en masse around the country it seems!

Monday, July 9, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow News - 1/6 Snowtrooper & E-Web Revealed!


Busts are nice, but Sideshow Collectibles really floored fans by revealing their 1/6 Scale Snowtrooper & 1/6 Scale E-Web Cannon! The Exclusive Edition Snowtrooper even comes with a "Vintage Rifle" accessory. Pre-orders are up now!

Monday, July 9, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow News - Lifesize Jango Bust


Sideshow Collectibles has so many new orders and pre-orders going up that your head is probably spinning! Well this next one actually did have his head spin, on the floor of the Geonosis Arena! Check out their pre-order for a Lifesize Jango Fett Bust! You won't want to chop the head off it for $800 though.

Monday, July 9, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Target Vintage 3-Packs Are Out There


If you've not heard yet, the new Target Vintage 3-Packs have already begun surfacing around the country! We've gotten quite a few reports already, from the west coast to at least the mid-west that they're in stock, and Jedi Temple Archives even posted the appropriate DPCI # to look for if you want to try and get them pulled from the back. Good luck, and jump into Our Forums where Snaggletooth is obviously all the rage these days!

Friday, July 6, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: More TJ Maxx Finds


A good friend of the site passed along word that he found a Yavin Rebel w/Sled Deluxe Figure at a West Coast TJ Maxx store! At only $9.99, you can't afford to pass up great sets like this for those prices! Here's to hoping this spreads around the country.

UPDATE: Now found in Pittsburgh and other locations as well!

Friday, July 6, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow - Tech Mo'r & Doikk Na'ts Orders


Sideshow Collectibles also posted their Order Page for their SDCC Exclusive Tech Mo'r & Doikk Na'ts 1/6 Figures! Just order and receive! No more having to go to the show to get them it seems.

Friday, July 6, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow News - Buy A Boba Friend


Sideshow Collectibles let it slip that they'll have a Lifesize Boba Fett along with them at SDCC 2012! Now you will be able to buy your own best Boba Fett buddy to hang out with at your house. Not much for conversation I guess, but was he ever?

Friday, July 6, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

The Clone Wars: Season 4 Release Announcement


The Official Site posted details for the Clone Wars: Season 4 DVD & Blu Ray release! Look for it October 23rd at retail, and expect the usual suspects on the bonus discs!

Friday, July 6, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Collector Tips - Cheap Tiered Shelving


Recently we came across a neat item in the Wal-Mart kitchen area that is sure to help collections galore. Read on to see why this is the "tiered shelving" you've been waiting for, to display your collection!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News - BBTS $5000 Contest


Site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store passed along news that they're having a $5000 In Store Credit contest, with 42 winners! All you have to do is "Like" the BBTS Facebook Page, and you're entered to win 1 of 42 prizes ranging from $25 to $1500 in store credit. Enter now!

Monday, July 2, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: Vintage Wave 5 At Wal-Mart


Friend and forumite Darby reported to us in Our Forums that he found the remnants of a 2012 Vintage Wave 5 case at an Iowa Wal-Mart. The only figures left were Oddball, Nikto, and Tarkin, but it's something new. Still, there seems to be no end in sight for retail figure drought.

UPDATE: Now also found at a Pittsburgh Wal-Mart as well! Good night to hit Wal-Mart and keep your fingers crossed!

Monday, July 2, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

1/6 Commander Fox Gallery & Pre-Order


Sideshow Collectibles have posted the full gallery and order page for their 1/6 Commander Fox 2012 SDCC Exclusive! Get your order in on this one to keep your Clone shelf complete, as he's in stock now!

Monday, July 2, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

C6 Exclusive Hallmark Ornament Revealed


Jedi News UK revealed there will be a Celebration VI Exclusive Ornament from Hallmark! Head over and check out the cool Ponda Baba w/Severed Arm & Ben Kenobi 2-pack!

Monday, July 2, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

New Snags & 3-D Concept Toy Special Report


Our friends at JediTempleArchives had some interesting stories this weekend! First they got an early in-hand look at the two New Vintage 3-Packs, including the new Snaggletooth! They also posted an Interview with a 3-D Modeler who works with Hasbro during the action figure design phase. It helps further shed light on the toy production process! Check 'em out!

Monday, July 2, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

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