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August 2011


Spike TV Star Wars Marathon & LFL Archive Feature


Spike TV is airing a Star Wars Labor Day Marathon this weekend! Starting Saturday to Monday, the marathon will also feature the stars of the Spike series Auction Hunters delving into the LFL archives to look at Collectibles and Props/Costumes from the series!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Say It Ain't "No!", Some Changes Confirmed


The New York Times is reporting that, at least one of the Blu-Ray changes, Vader yelling "No!" in ROTJ, is indeed happening. Fans are pretty much reeling over this news. From new aliens inserted into scenes, to Han/Greedo remaining lame, it's just too much for some to take. For more, visit our Saga Blu-Ray Thread and share your opinion.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Blu-Ray Changes


Some rumors going around the 'net of some changes to our favorite movies on the Blu-Ray release of the Saga. Head on over to the Forums to check it out and let us know what you think.

UPDATE: More info turning up in the forums too, including some YouTube links. This has the nerd-world abuzz!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | Jim Ristway

JD Give Away - Indiana Jones "Lost Wave" Set


UPDATE: The time to enter the Jedi Defender Give Away contest for a brand spanking new San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Indiana Jones 30th Anniversary "Lost Wave" Boxed Set is over! We'll announce a winner soon, but stay tuned as there is more to come!

Monday, August 29, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Toy Run Observation


While I was out on a toy run, I came across this at a local TRU. I have come across swapped items before, but this just made me angry. Let us know what you think about this in the Forums.

Sunday, August 28, 2011 | Jim Ristway

Collect All 92! Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit)


Collect All 92! returns from it's summer vacation with a look at Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight Outfit). Luke has been released almost every single year in some way shape or form, and the same will hold true for early 2012. Head on into our forums to discuss!

Saturday, August 27, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Toys R Us Lego Sale - 8/26 & 8/27 Only


Forumite Diddly let us know about a 2-day sale running at Toys R Us for All Star Wars Lego Sets 25% Off. This sale ran today and will end tomorrow, so get your butt to TRU!

Friday, August 26, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Blu Ray Scene Fixes


The Official Site has a nice story up highlighting some repairs done to the Saga now that it's headed to Blu Ray. Things like the Wampa Arm, Emperor's weird "hood worm", or Luke's saber on the Falcon have all been fixed. Check the story out for details, and comparison pics!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Digital TPM Yoda Revealed


A YouTube clip surfaced showing what apparantly is the Blu-Ray Star Wars Saga Digital Yoda being inserted into The Phantom Menace. A vast improvement for sure! The Blu-Ray set is stirring the pot in Our Forums, so check out the clip, and then share your thoughts with us.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration VI Tickets On Sale


It's hard to believe Celebration VI is only a year away, and tickets are already on sale! Buy now, and you can bump to one of the two (extremely) limited VIP Packages that go on sale tomorrow, at 3 P.M. EST! Get all the details you need to buy your tickets at StarWarsCelebration.com now.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

JD Give Away - Indiana Jones "Lost Wave" Set


We update tonight with the latest Jedi Defender Give Away. As a thanks to our fans, we're putting up the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Indiana Jones 30th Anniversary "Lost Wave" Boxed Set! Just visit our Give Away Page for rules to enter, and get your chance at this fantastic set that was tough to obtain!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars Saga Blu-Ray In-Hand


The Star Wars Saga on Blu-Ray is the huge anticipation Star Wars fans have going for them, till next year at least, and HomeTheaterForum.com got a first-hand look at the set from Lucasfilm. Click the link to check out their impressions! It's sounding like the bonus material is just the cherry on top.

Monday, August 22, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Target Getting Older Vintage Waves


This weekend we've seen Target replenish with Vintage Wave 5 figures now, after the nice flow of Wave 7 we had been getting. Hopefully this doesn't disrupt that, since Wave 5 has been around now at various retailers for some time.

Sunday, August 21, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Blu-Ray Bonus Details Revealed?


Possible details on the Star Wars Blu-Ray Bonus Material surfaced today on the Star Wars Aficionado Blog. The list is quite a teaser, and sure to get many jazzed up for this release even more than we already were! Go NOW and check it out.

Saturday, August 20, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Chalmun's Cantina For Sale


Sideshow Collectibles has posted the Chalmun's Cantina 1:6 Scale Environment for sale now! At around $250, it's not cheap, but it's a great display piece for your Sandtroopers or Cantina denizens.

Thursday, August 18, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

K-Mart Resetting Also


Not to be outdone by Wal-Mart and Target, K-Mart is also doing store resets. With the resets comes new product. I saw about 3 full cases of Vintage Wave 6, Vintage B-Wing, and more put out at my local store recently, from fairly bare pegs and shelves.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Star Wars At Wal-Mart


We got a report from forumite TheSon that Wal-Mart is putting out some new product, including the new Deluxe Figure w/Vehicle sets, with their toy aisle resets. This coincides with word that new items shipped to Wal-Mart stores, but weren't to be out till resets were done, though some made their way out.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Cantina Environment Update


The Sideshow Collectibles production blog updated with a better look at the Chalmun's Cantina 1/6 Scale Environment! Check it out, and get ready for the pre-order tomorrow on this impressive display piece.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Season 4 Trailer: Battle Lines


A new Clone Wars Season 4: Battle Lines trailer has turned up thanks to TheForce.net. The war will progress 9/16 at 8:00 PM, EST with a 1-hour premiere. The trailer introduces some new Season 4 characters, and Anakin's continuing descent into darkness.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

TRU.com Sale - Today Only


ToysRUs.com is running a one-day-only Star Wars Summer Cyber Sale! It's 20% off all Star Wars toys, which is pretty good for them, so go order now!

Monday, August 15, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars Blu-Ray Trailer #2


You really need to check out the second Star Wars Saga On Blu-Ray Trailer that just turned up! It gets you fired up for more bonus material goodness, and it's cool to see the Alternate Cantina Sequence shot in B&W will apparantly make it to the extras since it's a unique take on the classic scene.

Monday, August 15, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Target Lego Sale - 8/14 - 8/20


Target is running a sale on Star Wars Lego sets this week. The Millenium Falcon set is $14 off, and $5 off other sets it seems! Now's a good time to get those sets you've been waiting on.

Sunday, August 14, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Deluxe Fig w/Vehicle Prices Leveling Out


It was nice while it lasted, but it seems Target is correcting the pricing error on their Deluxe Figure w/Vehicle line. People were reporting getting some of the new sets for near $5, however last night I found some of the notorious sets and they were up to full price now. Some deals may still be out there though, so it's worth trying.

Saturday, August 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Early Proto-Fett Gallery


The guys at Sandtroopers posted a nice gallery of the upcoming Prototype Boba Fett mail-away figure. Click the link and check it out! It almost makes you think a new Mandalorian each year could be a cool future for mail-aways.

Saturday, August 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Clone Wars Finds


The guys at JediTempleArchives are reporting the latest Clone Wars wave (wave 25) is starting to hit retail. This wave includes Chewbacca, Evan Piell, and more! Add these to your lists while you're out!

Saturday, August 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Defender Wishlists 2011: Tournament of Champions


The 2011 Defender Wishlists are wrapping up with our annual Tournament of Champions where we rate all 80 selections top to bottom. Since last year, 5 of the top 10 have been made. So your voice is being heard! Head on into our forums and get voting!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Legal Tender Star Wars Coins?


It's apparantly happening, as the New Zealand Herald article points out. The $2 coins are LFL sanctioned, and will only be able to be used in Niue... though if you want a 4-coin set, it'll set you back $469NZ ($381.57US) for them! There is no end to what LFL will approve.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Star Wars Q&A - Round 92


Another round of Star Wars Q&A arrived in our in-box today. This round went out during SDCC, but we tried to tip-toe around asking something they'd maybe unveil. Check it out, and then hop into Our Forums where we'll discuss this round, and what it may reveal!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Daigo-Bah Strikes Back


Friend of Jedi Defender, and forumite, Daigo-Bah has revealed his latest screen accurate diorama! This time you can head into Our Customizing Forum and check out his incredible Jabba's Droid Dungeon! Greg never fails to amaze with his dioramas, and they're something you have to look at a while to truly appreciate all the little details.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

B&N Lego Deal


Forumite iFett let us know about a pretty sweet Lego deal at Barnes & Noble.com. Use code A4N4M4V to land 30% Off, plus they have free shipping on orders over $25! That's a good deal on some sets you've been holding off on.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: Toys R Us Sale - 8/7 to 8/13


Toys R Us is running another 2-For-$10.99 sale on Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Marvel and more. As usual, it isn't likely that Vintage figures will be included despite the ad saying all Star Wars, but that's become quite the norm at this point.

UPDATE: Forumite Nicklab is reporting that the deal does indeed include Vintage! Will wonders never cease!?

Sunday, August 7, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Bronze Maul Statue


Sideshow Collectibles posted a preview of a new Bronze Darth Maul Statue. This is slated for full reveal on 8/9, and pre-orders begin 8/11. Start searching the couch cushions for change.

Friday, August 5, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Images Everywhere


The guys at Sandtroopers &
Yakface.com got in a bunch of new images of upcoming packaged Clone Wars product. Seripas just looks all kinds of cool, and Clone Wars packaging is getting a slight change. Check it out!

Friday, August 5, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Yellowing Fleet Trooper Helmets?


Will the yellow ever end? I recently picked up an extra Vintage Rebel Fleet Trooper at Target, and found that his helmet is distinctly yellow compared to my original figure from Entertainment Earth. It's not as prominent in the picture as it is in person, but it's definitely different enough I noticed it. In the photo, the yellowed helmet is on the left, and the right figure is crisp white. This may be an isolated incident, but something to watch for.

Thursday, August 4, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Star Wars RPG License


If you hadn't seen the news already, Fantasy Flight Games have joined in the RPG musical chairs for Star Wars! They have obtained the license to produce Card Games, Miniatures Games, and Role-Playing Games. Check out the details at the Official Site.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Fall Waves 4 and 5 in stock at BBTS


JD sponsor Bigbadtoystore has both Wave 4 featuring Savage Oppress and Wave 5 featuring Saesee Tiin and Seripas in stock and ready to ship!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 | Scott Pearson

New TRU Exclusives Found


Reader CannonballDeuce wrote in to let us know that he found the new exclusive The Force Unleashed & Republic Commando boxed sets today at his local Toys R Us store in California! TRU is getting their exclusives out in a hurry, so happy hunting!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Force Unleashed Navy Commandoes Surface


It seems the next (and final?) set of The Force Unleashed figures, exclusive to TRU, may be coming sooner than later. The Navy Commando & Navy Commando Officer both surfaced today! Click the images and check them out!

Monday, August 1, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

More Brics Showing Up


Word in Our Forums has it that more Sgt. Bric Mail-Aways are coming in. If you've got orders outstanding, keep an eye on your mailbox!

Monday, August 1, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Legends & Clone Wars Target Price Cut


If you've been to your local Target, you maybe noticed a price cut on Saga Legends & Clone Wars to a low $6.99, till 9/3! Some stores haven't put out the markers, but they are still ringing up at the low price, so check. Thanks to forumite CorranHorn and all the others for the tip.

Monday, August 1, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

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