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August 2007


Questions for Hasbro? - Session 37


On August 24th, 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 and a bonus answer too!

Friday, August 31, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

2008 Saga Legends "Fan's Choice" Poll Update


Hasbro has passed along an update on the 2008 Saga Legends "Fan's Choice" Poll! Click on through for all the details on who the top 20 are and when the next round of voting will start!

Friday, August 31, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Insider #96 Arriving


Star Wars Insider #96 should be arriving to mailboxes around the country! In the October/November issue, look for articles all about the Empire. From interviews with the actors, to a Who's Who list of the Imperial Military, this issue is packed with stuff on the bad guys!

Friday, August 31, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Saga Legends Clone Commander Variant Found


Click on the thumbnail above to check out yet another Saga Legends variant. This time, it's the Evolutions Clone Commander figure, which is currently shipping with either the standard clone rifle or the larger Evolutions Sandtrooper rifle.

Thursday, August 30, 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" Leia as Boushh figure or the 12" Asajj Ventress figure. Quantities are limited, so act now before it's too late!

Thursday, August 30, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Life-Size C-3PO and R2-D2 Update


Sideshow Collectibles has announced that they will be offering FREE domestic shipping in the USA on the Life-Size C-3PO and R2-D2 statues. A nice gesture considering the cost of these droid replicas will set you back over $5k each!

Thursday, August 30, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Gentle Giant Reveals Bib Fortuna Statue Details


Gentle Giant has updated their blog with the redemption information for the promo Bib Fortuna Statue. Head on over for all the details on how you can get your free Bib if you buy the Jabba the Hutt and Jabba's Palace Band Statues.

Thursday, August 30, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New Acme Clone Wars Character Key - Durge


Acme Archives has announced that the next Character Key from their Clone Wars line will be Durge. No details on when the key will go up for sale, but it does not appear to be an exclusive and appears to be limited to 1000 pieces.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

LEGO Maquettes Available to Hyperspace Members


Hyperspace members who missed out on the Darth Vader or Stormtrooper LEGO Maquettes will want to hang around their computers this weekend. On August 30th, StarWarsShop.com will be offering both maquettes exclusively to Hyperspace members for a limited time. After September 4th, any remaining units will be made available to the general public.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

The Music of Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collection


StarWars.com has updated with news of a 30th Anniversary commemorative collection of the classic Star Wars soundtracks. The set will include 8 discs of Original Trilogy music in a collectors' edition foil-printed boxed set.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Making Old Stuff New - Recycled Toys


The Official Site has posted a new article on the various Recycled Toys you'll find in the Star Wars world. The article is based on the popular convention panel presentation by Ron Salvatore and is full of great pictures.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

MR Boba Fett Helmet Pre-Order Reminder


A reminder that the Limited Edition Boba Fett EpV Helmet from Master Replicas will be available for pre-order tomorrow, August 29th, for members of the Master Replicas Collectors Society! Not a member? Fear not, as the helmet will be made available to the general public for pre-order on Thursday, August 30th.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars In Space For Real


According to Space.com, the Discovery Astronaut Crew will be taking something special with them on their next trip to space. The original prop lightsaber used by Mark Hamill will be going into space stowed aboard the shuttle!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

New JD Poll - Bounty Hunter Resculpts?


A new JediDefender Front Page Poll has been posted asking which Bounty Hunter is most in need of a new resculpt? Even with a new 4-LOM on the way this year and a new Jango Fett coming in 2008, there are still a few that are desperately in need of a resculpt. Make your selection in our JD Front Page Poll today!

Monday, August 27, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Saga Legends Wave 3 Found at Retail


A few folks have e-mailed to let us know they found Wave 3 of the Saga Legends line at their local Target stores. Wave 3 includes plenty of variants - our first versions of the Pit Droids and Imperial Officer, a second Sandtrooper (Orange Pauldron), and the AotC Clone Officers (in yellow, red, or blue).

Monday, August 27, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Update


The Official Site has posted another update on the upcoming The Clone Wars animated series. Head on over to check out a new blog entry recounting just how Dave Filoni came to work for Lucasfilm Animation.

Friday, August 24, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

A Look Back at Old-School Star Wars


StarWars.com has posted a look back at Star Wars at School. Head on over for a history lesson on the school materials of days gone by, including the highly-elusive Star Wars classroom filmstrip presentation from 1978!

Friday, August 24, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

EE Exclusive Holiday Special Boba Fett Bobble Head


Now up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth is the exclusive Holiday Special Boba Fett Bobble Head from Funko. The bobble head, based on Fett's Animated Debut, will cost $13.99 plus shipping and is limited to 2000 pieces.

Thursday, August 23, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 12" Palpatine Figure Set Announced


Sideshow Collectibles has posted a teaser preview to announce their upcoming 12" Palpatine Figure Set. Priority Pre-Ordering for the Sideshow Exclusive Edition is set to begin on Thursday, September 6th at 10AM Pacific!

Thursday, August 23, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Second Chance List Update


Sideshow Collectibles has discovered a small number of the regular edition 12" Asajj Ventress figure hiding out in the warehouse thanks to credit card declines and order cancellations. These have been added to the Second Chance list, so if you missed her the first time, now's your chance to grab one!

Thursday, August 23, 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 Star Wars 12" figures, contests, and much more!

Thursday, August 23, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars for Lunch Turns 30


The Official Site has posted a nice little article on the 30th Anniversary of the Star Wars Lunchbox. Definitely worth a read if you're among those who remember toting one of those lunchboxes to school with you!

Thursday, August 23, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New Comic Packs Figure Image


Jedi Defender has a new image for your viewing pleasure tonight. Check out the upcoming Galactic Marine (All White Deco) from the Wal-Mart exclusive Republic #79 Comic Pack. The Marine will be packed with Commander Keller and is expected in October. Thanks to Black Sheep Toys for the image!

Thursday, August 23, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Previews Exclusive "Mynock Hunt" Chewbacca Mini-Bust


Gentle Giant has updated their blog with info on a new "Mynock Hunt" Chewbacca Mini-Bust. The Mini-Bust will be limited to 2500 and will be a Previews exclusive. Check out the Previews website for all the details!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Head Back to School with Star Wars


StarWarsShop has posted a number of new Star Wars themed Back to School items. Head on over to check out the new backpacks, belt buckles, flash drives, and projector pens, with more to be added in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

2007 Vintage Wave Give-Away Winner


Congratulations go out to forum member Darth Gamboa, the winner of our recent 2007 Vintage Wave Give-Away. As always, thanks once again to all who entered! Stay tuned for more great give-aways from JediDefender in 2007!

Tuesday, August 21, 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 #19 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, August 21, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Topps 30th Anniversary Sketch Card Gallery Update


To help celebrate the Star Wars Saga, Topps has released the new Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Trading Card Set. Once again, this latest Topps series features randomly packed Artist Sketch cards. Head on over to the Official Site to get a look at the sketch cards from artist Grant Gould.

Monday, August 20, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New In Stores: Wave 4 and Most Everything Else!


JD forum member King Maul chimes in with our first confirmed retail siting of Wave 4. King found Wave 4, including several of the gold UGH figures, at his local SoCal Wal-Mart. Also hitting store shelves is a plethora of other new Star Wars goodies. Click on through for a rundown of what's going to keep you out on the hunt for the weeks to come...

Monday, August 20, 2007 | Matt Colman

Questions for Hasbro? - Session 36


On August 10th, we passed along another round of questions to Hasbro for our Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today (better late than never), we've got the answers to those three questions!

Sunday, August 19, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

TRU.com Taking Hyperspace Starfighter Pre-Orders


Toys R Us is now taking pre-orders for the exclusive Hyperspace Starfighter vehicle. While we've seen the ship itself many times in many colors, this is the first release for the all-new Hyperspace Booster Ring. Look for this one to arrive at retail TRU stores in the middle of the Holiday shopping season.

Sunday, August 19, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

The New Language of Star Wars


The Official Site has posted another update on the upcoming The Clone Wars animated series. Head on over to check out a new blog entry detailing some of the terminology used by the crew working on the next generation of the Saga.

Sunday, August 19, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Dark Horse Comics For November 2007 and Beyond


StarWars.com has posted a summary of the upcoming Dark Horse comics scheduled for this November as well as a few trade paperbacks and graphic novels planned for January 2008. Head on over for all the details!

Sunday, August 19, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Kotobukiya Royal Guard Vinyl Model Kit


The Official Site has updated with details on the next ARTFX vinyl model kit from Kotobukiya - the Emperor's Royal Guard. Due out this December, the guard is posed with force pike in hand, ready to defend the Emperor at all costs.

Sunday, August 19, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

And A Hoth Battle Pack Too?


Thanks again to Black Sheep Toys, we've got pictures of what may be another upcoming pack of figures. This time it seems like a Battle of Hoth style pack, complete with Hoth Pilot Luke, for you to click on through and check out. As with the Endor set, we've only got images to work with and no details, so stay tuned as more information comes in!

Friday, August 17, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Possible Endor Battle Pack?


Thanks to some images from our friends at Black Sheep Toys, we've got pictures of what may comprise a new battle pack of figures from the Battle of Endor. Click on through for the full story and we'll be sure to update you as more information comes in!

Friday, August 17, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

2008 Saga Legends "Fan's Choice" Poll Results


All the votes have been tallied and the results are in! The JediDefender Top Ten list has been published in our forums with Early Bird Chewbacca and the VOTC Stormtrooper tied for the most votes. Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting process and watch for more info from Hasbro on the next round of voting!

Friday, August 17, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

30AC Wave 6 4-LOM Sneak Preview


Our friends at Black Sheep Toy Store have passed along a new image of the new 4-LOM figure from Wave 6 of the 30th Anniversary Collection. Click on the thumbnails above to check out the figures.

Friday, August 17, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Saga Legends Figure Preview


Our friends at Black Sheep Toy Store have passed along new images of two upcoming figures in the Saga Legends line - Clone Commander and the Sandcrawler RA-7 Droid. Click on the thumbnails above to check out the figures.

Friday, August 17, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Wal-Mart Comic Packs Sneak Preview


Our friends at Black Sheep Toy Store have passed along new images of two of the figures in the upcoming Wal-Mart exclusive Star Wars Comic Packs - Bail Organa (sans cloak and baby) and the Marvel Death Star Droid. Click on the thumbnails above to check out the figures.

Friday, August 17, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

TRU Gold Squadron Y-Wing Found at Retail


A few folks have e-mailed to let us know that they found the Toys R Us exclusive Gold Squadron Y-Wing Fighter at their local stores. So far, most of the finds have been coming from Midwest states, but it should be hitting everywhere soon. Thanks to all those who e-mailed with the tip.

Thursday, August 16, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

2008 Saga Legends "Fan's Choice" Poll Reminder


Just a reminder that today is the last day to vote in the 2008 Saga Legends "Fan's Choice" Poll taking place in our forums! This is your chance to vote for the "top 10" figures that you would most like to see Hasbro re-release in the Legends line! Follow the link for all the details!

Thursday, August 16, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Medicom RAH Darth Maul @ Sideshow Reminder


Just a reminder that Sideshow Collectibles will put the RAH Darth Maul figure from Medicom Toy up for priority pre-ordering this Friday at 10AM Pacific! As a special treat, Sideshow has posted the product image gallery a bit early!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 12" Bespin Luke Skywalker Update


Sideshow Collectibles has updated their Behind the Show blog with new pictures of the 12" Bespin Luke Skywalker figure. The new pictures show Luke's jacket collar with a more casual (and screen accurate) look.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New JD Poll - 2008 Saga Legends Poll


A new JediDefender Front Page Poll has been posted asking what you think of the Saga Legends "2008 Fan's Choice" Poll . Props to Hasbro for caring what we think? Who cares about more repacks? Think it's rigged? Make your selection in our JD Front Page Poll today!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Comic Pack Mara Jade Lightsaber Variation


It appears that the latest wave of Star Wars Comic Packs has a variation. The Mara Jade figure from Comic Pack #10 can be found with either a blue-ish/purple lightsaber or a green lightsaber. Thanks to Jayson for the head's up.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Topps 30th Anniversary Sketch Card Gallery Update


To help celebrate the Star Wars Saga, Topps has released the new Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Trading Card Set. Once again, the series features randomly packed Artist Sketch cards. Head on over to the Official Site to get a look at the sketch cards from artist Rafael Kayanan.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro's Star Wars Galaxy of (Virtual) Coins


Hasbro has launched a new feature at their website - the Star Wars Gallery of Coins. Kids and collectors will be able to find codes on-line that can be used to build a collection of virtual Star Wars coins. The virtual coins appear to be based on figures from the past few years. Head on over for all the details.

Sunday, August 12, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Presents SDCC Podcasts


Hasbro has posted a pile of podcasts recorded at San Diego Comic Con 2007. Head on over to check out the podcasts which cover a range of upcoming Hasbro products, including Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

Sunday, August 12, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Give-Away - 2007 Vintage Wave!


Just a reminder that JediDefender is giving you the chance to win the entire 2007 "Vintage" Wave from Hasbro! Check out our new Give-Away page for all the details on how you can enter to win!

Sunday, August 12, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Update


The Official Site has posted another update on the upcoming The Clone Wars animated series. Head on over to check out a new interview with The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni, along with a video showcasing his home-made Plo Koon costume.

Saturday, August 11, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

First Look - Star Wars: Revelation


StarWars.com has posted a first look at the cover to Star Wars: Revelation, the penultimate book of the Legacy of the Force series from Del Rey Books. Written by Karen Traviss, the book features cover art by Jason Felix. Look for the book to hit stores in February 2008.

Saturday, August 11, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Spaceballs the Animated Series Set for This Fall


Coming to the G4 Network this Fall is Spaceballs the Animated Series. The current plan for the series is a hour-long pilot followed by 13 half-hour episodes in the first season. Twenty years too late or just the right time for a comeback? Guess we find out this Fall.

Saturday, August 11, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Kotobukiya Real Mask Magnets Series 4 Announced


Kotobukiya has announced Series 4 of the popular Real Mask Magnets line. The seven magnets are a removable helmet Darth Vader, IG-88, Nien Nunb, Zuckuss, AT-AT Driver, Figrin D'an, and X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker. No word yet on what the 8th chase mask magnet will be.

Saturday, August 11, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Medicom Star Wars Kubrick Update


Japanese web magazine Openers has posted a sneak preview of some of the upcoming Star Wars Kubrick items from Medicom toy! Just what are you seeing in that pic? Click on through for the breakdown.

Friday, August 10, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

2008 Saga Legends "Fan's Choice" Poll Reminder


Just a reminder that JediDefender Forum Members are invited to take part in the 2008 Saga Legends "Fan's Choice" Poll taking place in our forums! This is your chance to vote for the "top 10" figures that you would most like to see Hasbro re-release in the Legends line! Follow the link for all the details!

Thursday, August 9, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow "Look Sir, Droids" Enviorama Update


Sideshow Collectibles has announced a change to their 'Look Sir, Droids' Sandtrooper Enviorama. Based on comments from the fans, the set has been changed to include R2-D2's tracks in the sand and the product photo gallery has been updated to prove it. Follow the link to check out the new pics.

Thursday, August 9, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Second Chance List Update


Sideshow Collectibles has discovered a small number of the Inclusive Edition 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, August 9, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Insider Online Supplement - Insider #94


Now available exclusively to Hyperspace members is the latest Star Wars Insider Online Supplement. This edition features Star Wars Insider #94, which shipped to Hyperspace Fan Club subscribers earlier this summer.

Thursday, August 9, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 12" Bespin Luke Skywalker Reminder


Just a reminder that the 12" Bespin Luke Skywalker figure from Sideshow Collectibles will go up for priority pre-ordering this Friday at 10AM Pacific! As a special treat, Sideshow has posted the product image gallery a bit early! Remember, you must be a Sideshow newsletter subscriber and account holder by 11:59PM Pacific tomorrow to be eligible for priority pre-ordering!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Hyperspace Offers 10% Discount on GG Products


Good news for Hyperspace members! All members of the Official Fan Club will now recieve 10% off all Gentle Giant products at StarWarsShop.com! Head on over to the Official Site for all the details.

Wednesday, August 8, 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 #15 and Star Wars: Rebellion #9. 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, August 7, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Give-Away - 2007 Vintage Wave!


Just a reminder that JediDefender is giving you the chance to win the entire 2007 "Vintage" Wave from Hasbro! Check out our new Give-Away page for all the details on how you can enter to win!

Monday, August 6, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Topps 30th Anniversary Sketch Card Gallery Update


To help celebrate the Star Wars Saga, Topps has released the new Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Trading Card Set. Once again, the series features randomly packed Artist Sketch cards. Head on over to the Official Site to get a first look at the sketch cards from artist Cat Staggs.

Monday, August 6, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New Slave1.jp Medicom Image Galleries


Our friends at Slave1.jp have posted two new image galleries for two recently released Medicom items - the Be@rbrick Ewok Box Set and the Carded Kubrick Bounty Hunter Collector Set. Thanks to Boba.jp for the heads up.

Monday, August 6, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

181st Elite TIE Interceptor In-Stock at TRU.com


A few folks have e-mailed to let us know that the exclusive 181st Elite TIE Interceptor is now listed as in-stock at ToysRUs.com. I guess that means that it's time to start watching for these to hit your local TRU store! Thanks to all those who e-mailed with the tip.

Sunday, August 5, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

30AC Wave 4 and UGH Figures Arriving On-line


A few folks have e-mailed to let us know that various etailers have started shipping Wave 4 of the 30th Anniversary Collection. A few shops have even shipped a few of the 2007 UGH cases, so it's a good time to start watching for those gold coin chase figures. Thanks to all those who e-mailed with the tip.

Sunday, August 5, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Order 66 Sets Coming to UK's Tesco


A bit of good news for our friends across the Atlantic. This September, all six of the Order 66 2-packs will be available at Tesco stores in the UK. The figures will be the same as the sets previously available at Target stores in the US.

Saturday, August 4, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars - The Clone Wars Updates


The Official Site has posted two updates on the upcoming The Clone Wars animated series. Head on over to check out a new video profile on one of the folks hard at work on the series, as well as an interview with The Clone Wars producer Catherine Winder.

Saturday, August 4, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

2008 Saga Legends "Fan's Choice" Poll Underway!


Hasbro has asked the fans for their help in creating the final wave of figures that will round out the Saga Legends line. JediDefender Forum Members are invited to take part in the 2008 Saga Legends "Fan's Choice" Poll taking place in our forums! This is your chance to vote for the "top 10" figures you would most like to see Hasbro re-release in the Legends line! Follow the link for all the details!

Friday, August 3, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Questions for Hasbro? - Session 35


On July 23rd, 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, August 3, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

New Sideshow QTVR Feature Posted


Sideshow Collectibles has updated the product page for the VCD TIE Pilot figure from Medicom Toy with a new 360 QTVR turnaround feature. The QTVR feature offers a 360 degree view of the figure, so go check it out!

Thursday, August 2, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

Steel City Con Wrap-Up


The Steel City Con rolled through Pittsburgh this past weekend, and JediDefender.com was there enjoying the show. Read on for a rundown of the weekend's events, pictures, and why the show is becoming a hive of Star Wars fans, groups, collectors, and more!

Thursday, August 2, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

Comic-Con Exclusives Back At Hasbro


Two of the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con exclusives are back in-stock at HasbroToyShop. You can order both the Concept Obi-Wan & Yoda 2-pack and R2-KT Astromech Droid figures right now! They sold out quickly last time, so don't waste any time and head on over to grab them while you can!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 | Jesse McCracken

New JediDefender Give-Away - 2007 Vintage Wave!


Starting today, JediDefender.com is giving you the chance to win the entire 2007 "Vintage" Wave from Hasbro! Check out our new Give-Away page for all the details on how you can enter to win!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 | Jeff Smentek

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