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August 2010


Clone Wars Season 3: Cinematic


The Official Site updated with a new video highlighting the upcoming Clone Wars Season 3. Click the link to see how the series is "Truly Cinematic"!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Nahdar Vebb Delayed


Much like the Eopie mail-in sets, the Nahdar Vebb appears to be getting another round of production that won't see delivery till October 30th, 2010. If you're still waiting on Vebb's, you'll maybe get a postcard soon letting you know why.

Monday, August 30, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Kubrick DX Series 2 Out Now!


The 2nd Series of Kubrick DX has been released overseas this past week. Our friend over at Instinctoy has some really nice shots of the Hoth Wave with Buildable AT-ST. The two chases have been revealed to be an AT-ST Driver and a Hoth Rebel Soldier. Stay tuned for more news and head on in to our forums for more Kubrick discussion!

Saturday, August 28, 2010 | Scott Pearson

Collect All 92! Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)


We move on in Collect All 92! to our third look at Han Solo, this time sporting his Echo Base/Bespin outfit from Empire. Much gnashing of teeth has been made over the lack of a Super Articulated modern version, read on and discuss in our forums!

Saturday, August 28, 2010 | Scott Pearson

Flannel Man Sues Again


LFL lawyers are back to work. An article at Computerandvideogames.com states a company, actually called Jedi Mind Inc., attempted to take advantage of products they developed for video gaming by infringing on Lucasfilm properties. Not particularly subtle.

Friday, August 27, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Wave 2 Surfacing


We've gotten a number of reports now that Vintage Wave 2 Revenge of the Sith figures are surfacing at retail stores from the West Coast all the way to Pennsylvania (and possibly further East). This also includes the first foil Bounty Hunt cards as well. Happy hunting!

Friday, August 27, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration 5 McQuarrie Exhibit Book Available


For those of you not able to attend Celebration 5, the fantastic Ralph McQuarrie Exhibit Book is available at DreamsandVisionsPress.com for only $20. McQuarrie's art is a must-have collection piece, so get your order in!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

PSWCS Charity Medallion


Like last year, the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collector Society will be offering up an exclusive medallion, with the proceeds going to charity. The medallion debuted at Celebration 5 and is now available online! Click through for more details on how you can get yours, and support a worthy cause.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us BOGO Sale, Again


Toys R Us is having yet another Buy-One-Get-One 50% Off sale this week! This sale, according to shelf tags seen Sunday, is only applicable to Saga Legends and Clone Wars figures however. Vintage was not marked for the offer.

Monday, August 23, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Facebook


If you haven't done so already, make sure you Like and then follow one of your favorite Star Wars Collecting sites over on Facebook!

Friday, August 20, 2010 | Scott Pearson

Vintage Wave 3 and Clone Wars Carded


Carded images have surfaced for the the upcoming Return of the Jedi Wave and the next 3 Clone Wars Waves. Check it out in the thumbnails above and discuss in our forums.

Friday, August 20, 2010 | Scott Pearson

Clone Wars Quinlan Vos


Quinlan Vos was not shown during the recent Celebration 5 Slideshow but has been rumored in the past. Well, carded shots of the Jedi have now surfaced which begs the questions, is he coming or not! Also click on the Thumbnail above to see carded shots of the rest of the wave!

Friday, August 20, 2010 | Scott Pearson

Force Unleashed & Lucasarts News


A rumor popped up on Kotaku.com claiming that there's a lot of axe-wielding going on at Lucasarts, and that a planned Force Unleashed III game is now off-the-table. Click the link to check out what can be viewed as both good and bad about the Lucasarts organization and its games, depending what view you have.

Thursday, August 19, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Custom Medical Frigate Bay


Jedi Defender forumite Daigo-Bah pulled out all the stops recently with his latest work. He put together one of his most accurate action figure scene recreations with the Rebel Medical Frigate Bay he posted! Check it out and give a round of applause to one of the most detailed scene customs I've ever seen!

Thursday, August 19, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Collect All 92! Imperial Tie Fighter Pilot


Collect All 92! takes a look at figure that isn't even in the Empire Strikes Back but made the cut for the vintage line. The TIE Fighter Pilot hasn't been seen too often in the modern line either. Head on in to the forums and discuss!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | Scott Pearson

Meet Savage Oppress


The Official Site has a nice video up from Clone Wars Season 3, highlighting a new pawn in the Sith's game against the Republic. Meet Savage Oppress, a Zabrak killer, and tattooed with Dave Filoni's favorite Pittsburgh colors, black and gold!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

The Empire's Desperate for Recruits


So how does hosting the "main event" at Celebration 5 interviewing George Lucas get even better for Jon Stewart? Hasbro gives the guy his own Stewart Trooper figure, complete with head variants! Click on through for the details on this (not for sale, duh) little gift.

Monday, August 16, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Season 3 Trailer From C5


The Official Site updated today with the Clone Wars Season 3 Trailer that debuted at Celebration 5 this weekend! Click the link to check it out, and count the days till September 17th.

Monday, August 16, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: 2011 Star Wars Saga on Blu-Ray!


Just announced during the interview with George Lucas at Celebration 5 is exciting news! Star Wars Saga on Blu-Ray will be arriving next year, and word from the event is it will include Deleted Scenes!

UPDATE: Holy cow! There is already a Youtube Video from TheForce.net up, showing the scene of Luke building his saber! Talk about a huge moment for fans!

Saturday, August 14, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration 5 Hasbro Slideshow


We've got the Hasbro Celebration 5 slideshow presentation available for those of us not able to make the trek to the big event! Click on through to check out the plethora of toys slated for this year and into 2011! And when you're done, join in the excitement for the future of the line in our Forums!

Saturday, August 14, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

1/6 Scale Commander Cody Preview


Sideshow Collectibles sure has a way of making the big conventions special with what they unveil! Click the link above to check out the incredible looking upcoming 1/6 Scale Commander Cody!

Saturday, August 14, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration 5 - Hasbro Panel Info


Word's trickling in from the Celebration 5 Hasbro Panel, and it's sounding pretty great! Our Vintage Collection Forums are abuzz with the news right now. Click through for the details, and word on a couple items for 2011 at the end too!

Friday, August 13, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

C V Exclusives Available @ Hasbrotoyshop!


The Camie/Fixer and 4-LOM/Zuckuss CV Exclusives are now available at Hasbrotoyshop. Remember to use the code COMIC2010 to receive a 10% discount!

Thursday, August 12, 2010 | Scott Pearson

Wave 2 Anakin Images


Just in time to get geared up for Celebration 5, a new image of Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader) from Wave 2 of the Vintage Collection surfaces! Click the images above to get good looks at this ultimately Sith-ed out Anakin.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Ultimate Fett Battlepack Found


The Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battlepack has been found, according to our trusty forumite Master_Phruby. He reports that he found this at a California Toys R Us, and it chimed in at $99.99. The rare moment when something big, not even announced yet by Hasbro, turns up at retail first. Join in the chatter on this in our Clone Wars Forums!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Season 3, September 17th


Newsarama posted a cool new teaser trailer recently for Clone Wars Season 3, which also confirms the show's premiere date as Sept. 17th, at 9:00 pm EST. If you watch closely, you'll see some new bits including what appears to be Ventress' Fanblade Fighter! Time for Hasbro to make one?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Niub Niub's Final Hoth Video


Frank "Niub Niub" D'Iorio has a nice send-off YouTube Video for his C5 Hoth Diorama event, making the trenches. The great thing about Frank's dioramas is they're pretty easy to do, and he supplies all the directions to do them online, so even if your'e not going you can build your own at home!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

PSWCS Exclusive Coin


Like last year, the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collector Society will be offering up an exclusive medallion, with the proceeds going to charity. The medallion goes on sale on Thursday at Celebration 5! Click through for more details on how you can get yours, and support a worthy cause.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars Celebration 5 on Radio


It appears that if you're going to miss Celebration 5 in Orlando, you can still get a taste of the action if you have Satellite Radio! Sirius-XM Radio is going to be broadcasting from the convention between Thursday and Sunday! Click the link for more details.

Monday, August 9, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us Big AT-AT On Sale


It appears Toys R Us had one thing planned for the street date release of new Star Wars toys. They have put the large AT-AT on sale already to get the drop on all the other retailers. It's $89.99, so if you're going to buy, then that's the place to go right now.

Monday, August 9, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Mid-Size Vehicle Boxed Images


Some boxed shots of the next wave of Mid-Sized Vehicles turned up this weekend, and they look outstanding! Click the images above to check out the AAT Tank, Swamp Speeder, AT-AP Walker, & the Hyena Bomber... and yes a couple of the insert dioramas are upside down.

Monday, August 9, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Collect All 92! Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear)


How cool was it during the first few scenes of the Battle of Hoth to see not one but two new Stormtroopers. The "Snowtrooper" or Imperial Stormtrooper (Hoth Battle Gear) has long been a fan favorite and is todays latest Collect All 92!

Sunday, August 8, 2010 | Scott Pearson

Live-Action Star Wars TV Show "On Hold"


According to DigitalSpy.com, George Lucas recently announced that the live-action Star Wars TV show has scripting, but is "kind of on hold" because they don't know how to do the shows on a TV's budget constraints, and still maintain the "scope" of the project. Disappointing news for Star Wars fans!

Friday, August 6, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

More Wave 2 Standard Carded Images


We received more Vintage Wave 2 images today, this time of the Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, & Clone Trooper figures on their basic style cards. Click the images above to check them out, and note that the Anakin's headsculpt is the same as the headsculpt we pictured in our Wave 2 UGH Gallery earlier, just as Hasbro promised at Comic-Con after some confusion last week!

Thursday, August 5, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration 5 Droid Part Swap


Hasbro is running a fun feature at their booth at Celebration 5! If you're trying to complete a droid, then bring your parts to trade, as they'll be hosting a Droid Part Swap every day! Click the image above to see which droids are going to have parts available from Hasbro, and read on for details.

Thursday, August 5, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Collect All 92! AT-AT Driver


Again to celebrate the release of the "new" Vintage toys this week, we take a look at the other AT-AT cockpit occupant. The AT-AT Driver is next up in Collect All 92!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 | Scott Pearson

UPDATE: Vintage Wave 2 Close-Ups


Following up on our gallery of the Wave 2 Revenge of the Sith wave figures, we have 2 close-up pictures of the Commander Cody and Magna Guard figures on their cards. Click the images above to inspect some of the finer details of these two upcoming figures!

UPDATE: As two folks pointed out to me, Cmdr. Cody's belt is once again flipped! Could it be that this won't be fixed on the upcoming figure?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

The Old Republic Updates


Updates at The Old Republic site the last couple days unveiled the explorable hive of scum and villainy, Nar Shaddaa! Also, the latest Blood of the Empire webcomic installment is up (#8) for your reading pleasure!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: Legends Battledroid Eyes Fixed?


We received questions from people regarding the Legends Battledroids, and whether either figure's eye deco issue would be fixed for its Legends release. We received images that may indicate the results!

UPDATE: We've gotten word that these droids began surfacing last week, and that the Battledroid Trooper's eyes are a bit dialated as well. No word on if it may change to smaller eyes at some point.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Carded Wave 2 UGH Gallery


A nice set of the Vintatage Collection Revenge of the Sith wave turned up and is available for your viewing pleasure! Read on to check them all out.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Titaniums Resurface


Still beating your head against a wall because you missed out on some of those final Titaniums? Well stop it, get medical attention, and head to Big Lots where Wave 11 (pictured above) have surfaced for discount prices! I found a full set tonight at a Pennsylvania store!

Monday, August 2, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Target Sale This Week


More than a few reports have trickled in that Target has both their Battlepacks and Mid-Size Vehicles on sale for $19.99! This may not be the same across the country, as we've not seen an ad yet, but the sale seems at least fairly widespread and frequent.

Monday, August 2, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

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