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August 2012


Jedi Defender C6 News - Official Hasbro Images!


We updated our Celebration VI Coverage again, adding the Official Hasbro Press Images to our Hasbro Gallery! They're in there now, so click each folder to check out each line's 2013 offerings!

Monday, August 27, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Season 5 Goes Viral!


The Clone Wars Season 5 blitz began at C6, and Entertainment Weekly has the Newest Season 5 Trailer up for those of us who missed the show! Spoiler warnings apply. But if that's not enough for you, check out this bonus clip at IGN.com from a special episode full of special ops goodness!

Monday, August 27, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars: Detours Revealed At C6!


Coming soon from the creators of Robot Chicken, is the new animated show Star Wars: Detours! The trailer and several clips were revealed at C6 by Seth Green & Co., and now you can view them on the Official Site!

Monday, August 27, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Jedi Defender C6 News - Hasbro Day 2 Gallery


We updated our Celebration VI Coverage yet again, but this time we added more images to our Hasbro Gallery! There are some incredibly detailed shots, so click through and check them out.

Sunday, August 26, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Jedi Defender C6 News - Gentle Giant Gallery


Our Celebration VI Coverage is rolling along! Jeff passed along images from Gentle Giant that you won't want to miss. You could put out one big eye with that Fett's rocket!

Sunday, August 26, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Jedi Defender C6 News - The Clone Wars


We received some details on The Clone Wars Season 5 from our readers at C6, and fans not there will want to stay tuned as the news comes in! A big thanks for forumite JediMoses for sharing some of the information with us via his Twitter Feed, @37Moses!

Sunday, August 26, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Jedi Defender C6 News - Hallmark Gallery Updated


We've got an update to our gallery from our Celebration VI Coverage! Jeff is there, enjoying himself and working to get pictures for the home-bound, so stay tuned as they come in and get processed. Check out new images from our Hallmark Gallery, and stay tuned for more!

Sunday, August 26, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Jedi Defender C6 News - Hasbro Gallery Live


We've posted our first gallery from our Celebration VI Coverage! Jeff is there, enjoying himself and working to get pictures for the home-bound, so stay tuned for more as they come in and get processed. Check out the first images from our Hasbro Gallery though, and stay tuned for more!

Saturday, August 25, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

New TRU Exclusive Packs - Still $39.99


The Toys R Us Yavin Pilots & Ewoks packs are being found a bit easier with each passing day, but a twitter report from DarthChuckMC stated they were found for $45 in Orlando. Tonight I purchased a set in Pittsburgh, and it rang up $39.99 still. Hopefully that was just a blip on the radar and these aren't seeing a nationwide price-hike.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Lego Series 8 Mini-Figs Found


Huh... Feels like I should be somewhere else right now? Oh well, I'm sure I'll remember it. In the meantime, I found the new Lego Series 8 Blind-Pack Mini Figs tonight at my local Toys R Us! My report is in Our Lego Thread in our Other Toys Forum so check it out.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

It's Almost Time for Celebration VI


JediDefender's coverage of Star Wars Celebration VI is set to begin on Thursday, August 23rd! Keep an eye on our Celebration VI page as we bring you the latest in news and images from Orlando, Florida!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

Official Site 1313 Update


The Official Site updated with their own Gameplay Trailer for Star Wars: 1313, but I have to say I liked checking out the concept art they also posted! Customizers, get your idea notebooks ready because it's pretty inspirational stuff.

Monday, August 20, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Lost Line Found At Wal-Mart


They've been one of the more worthless stops in 2012, but we received a report in Our Forums that the Vintage Wave 16 "Lost Line Wave" has been found at a Wal-Mart store of all places! Head into our forums for the heads up from forumite Force Guy.

Monday, August 20, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Ultimate Gift Set Update


The gang at Sandtroopers have managed to dig up new pictures of a few upcoming items, including our first look at the 104th Battalion "Wolf Pack" Ultimate Gift Set. The set appears to include two brand new Wolfpack Clones as well as repacks of the recent Phase 2 Wolffe and Plo Koon figures.

Friday, August 17, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Collectibles On-Line Celebration Live


In honor of Star Wars Celebration VI kicking off next week in Florida, Sideshow Collectibles has launched their on-line Celebration Event site. Follow the link to check out new product releases and teases, discounts and deals, a bounty hunter giveaway, and much more.

Friday, August 17, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Darth Malgus


Sideshow Collectibles has also posted a new teaser image for the upcoming Darth Malgus Premium Format figure! Priority Pre-Ordering for this one will begin next Thursday, August 23rd, with the launch of the Sideshow Newsletter!

Friday, August 17, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Collectibles Edition Size Update


Sideshow Collectibles has announced that the edition size for the exclusive edition Darth Maul Mythos Statue has been set at 2500 pieces worldwide. Click on over and pre-order yours today if you haven't already!

Friday, August 17, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

2012 Defender Wishlists Tournament Of Champions


Our 2012 Defender Wishlists are down to the Tournament Of Champions! Head in and vote for your favorite 15 out of the finalists from all the categories, by THIS FRIDAY Aug. 17th! Time is running out. If you think your vote doesn't count, just look how frequently Past Finalists have been knocked out by Hasbro!

Thursday, August 16, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars 1313 - Gameplay Trailer


IGN.com has a new gameplay trailer up for Star Wars: 1313, highlighting the locale you'll be playing at. It's a fun video with a neat easter egg, so check it out!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration VI Diorama Workshop Update


Frank Diorio has passed along a link to the latest Diorama Workshop Week in Review video. Check out the video for previews of the Diorama Workshop’s official Celebration VI badge, temporary tattoos, and much more.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

DCSWCC Celebration VI Patch Revealed


Also in the ‘exclusive Celebration VI Patches’ news file today, the Washington DC Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) has passed along word that they too will be offering an exclusive patch at Celebration VI. Follow the link for details on how to get the patch as well as a rundown of the activities planned at their booth.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

More Exclusive Patches at Celebration VI


Six of the Star Wars collector fan sites have united to offer up yet another set of freebies you’ll want to track down at Star Wars Celebration VI. Each of the six sites will be giving away exclusive patches that can be combined to form the larger design shown above. The patch giveaways will occur at yet-to-be-determined times in the Star Wars Collecting Track Social Area.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Action News Episode #358 Available


Star Wars Action News has posted their latest podcast episode entitled Celebration VI and Chicago Comic-Con. In this episode, the SWAN team recaps their trip to Chicago Comic-Con last weekend and looks forward to their trip to Celebration VI, including a review of the recently revealed panel schedule.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

Disney Vinylmation Star Wars Series 2 Update


Just a reminder that Disney Vinylmation Star Wars Series 2 will make its debut at Star Wars Celebration VI, followed by a debut party at D Street in Downtown Disney later that week. Series 2 focuses on characters from the original Star Wars film and similar to past Vinylmation series, there are eleven 'known' figures and one 'mystery' chase figure in the series.

Monday, August 13, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

Disney Parks Merchandise at Celebration VI


Also in Vinylmation Star Wars news, there will be a Hologram Princess Leia Vinylmation figure making its debut at Star Wars Celebration VI. The figure will be limited to 2500 pieces and is considered a variant to the standard Leia figure found in Vinylmation Star Wars Series 2. Can’t make it to Celebration? No worries, the left-overs will be sold at select Disney Parks at a future date.

Monday, August 13, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

Yakface/SWAN Celebration VI Fan Party Sold Out


It looks like the Yakface/SWAN Celebration VI Fan Party is now SOLD OUT. Hope you got your tickets! I’ll be there with bells on… ok, no bells, but I should have my JediDefender ID badge. If you’re a JediDefender reader attending the party, be sure to stop and say "Hi!" if you get a chance.

Monday, August 13, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

LEGO Coupon at Toys R Us This Week


In addition to the $5 off coupon mentioned yesterday, Toys R Us is also offering a coupon for $15 off any LEGO construction set purchase of $50 or more. Follow the link to print out the coupon. Thanks to all those who wrote us with the tip.

Monday, August 13, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

Save $5 This Week at Toys R Us


Want to save $5? Then click here to print a coupon from Toys R Us that will get you $5 off your next purchase. There appears to be no minimum purchase required to use the coupon and it's valid from 8/12 to 8/16. Thanks to Jayson and Yakface.com for the tip.

Sunday, August 12, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

Gentle Giant Jumbo Kenner Cantina Playset Give-Away


Just a friendly reminder that there are just three days left to enter for a chance to win a Jumbo Kenner Cantina Playset from Gentle Giant. Head on over and enter now if you haven't already!

Sunday, August 12, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Celebration VI Image Update


If you're heading to Star Wars Celebration VI later this month, you may want to check out the Celebration VI Show Store page. They've added a pile of new images of many of the goodies they'll have up for sale during the show. Go ahead and start your shopping list now!

Sunday, August 12, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Confirms Vintage Wave 17 On-Line Only


Hasbro has (finally) sent out official confirmation that Vintage Collection Wave 17 (aka 2012 Wave 7) will indeed be an “on-line only” wave. The figures will be available at shops like Amazon, Entertainment Earth, Big Bad Toy Store, Brian’s Toys, and other specialty shops.

Friday, August 10, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

Droid Factory Parts Swap Coming to Celebration VI


Hasbro has passed along word that the popular Droid Factory Parts Swap event is returning for Star Wars Celebration VI! Click on through for all the details on what you need to do to try to complete your droids at the show.

Friday, August 10, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

2012 Defender Wishlists Tournament Of Champions


Our 2012 Defender Wishlists are down to the Tournament Of Champions! Head in and vote for your favorite 15 out of the finalists from all the categories, by Aug. 17th. If you think your vote doesn't count, just look how frequently Past Finalists have been knocked out by Hasbro!

Thursday, August 9, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Wave 17 Singles At Amazon


Amazon.com has posted singles of the online exclusive Vintage Wave 17 figuers for preorder! Need extra Royal Guards, Republic Soldiers, or others from this wave? Now is a good chance to grab them.

Thursday, August 9, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Wal-Mart Cutting Down Vintage Space


We've gotten reports from both coasts now that Wal-Mart stores have condensed the Vintage Collection down to just two pegs at many stores, and it seems fairly widespread. It's a common sight for me locally as well. Is this a bad omen for earlier 2012 TVC waves making it out in greater numbers?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: Last Vintage Wave up for Preorder at BBTS


The last Vintage Wave containing many cool POTF2 resculpts like Nein Nunb and Weequay is up for preorder at BBTS. The description does have a disclaimer that distribution of this wave will be limited so get those orders in quick!

UPDATE: The pre-orders sold out, but BBTS has a limited number back up! Order now, now, now!

Monday, August 6, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

PSWCS - 2012 Charity Medallion


The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society has released this year's charity medallion they're selling. These medallions are officially authorized by Lucasfilm, and every year the group picks a new charity to donate the proceeds to. Please click the image above to check out what this year's design is, and read on for the full details so you can pick one up to help another very good cause.

Monday, August 6, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

New Vintage AT-ST's Arriving


The guys at Yakface.com have the first report of the K-Mart AT-ST spotted at retail! The walker is a deco variation intended to be the hijacked death machine from Return of the Jedi. The guys at Jedi Temple Archives reported the shelf tags going up (spotted myself tonight as well), and so the walkers were just around the corner!

Monday, August 6, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Target Sale This Week


Target is running a $1 off sale on Clone Wars & Movie Heroes figures this week. With new Clone Wars still turning up now and then, it might be a good chance to get a slightly better deal. We've not gotten many reports about this sale, but it could be that it's not really an impressive one.

Sunday, August 5, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us Exclusives Surfacing


Forumite Darth_Anton chimed in to let us know he found both the Ewok & Yavin Rebel Pilot multi-packs at his California Toys R Us today! They're also a hefty $39.99, so be prepared for sticker shock! They're the hot topic of Our Forums tonight.

UPDATE: Darth_Anton passed along some loose shots of the Ewoks and Pilots for our readers to check out! Click the images above. Amazing that half the Rebel Pilots are almost as short as the Ewoks.

Friday, August 3, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Last Vintage Wave for Preorder at EE!


The last vintage wave is up for preorder at Entertainment Earth. Look for cool new PT, OT, CW and even EU figures! Rumors are swirling that this case will see limited release so get your orders in quick!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 | Scott Pearson

Last Vintage Wave up for Preorder at BBTS


The last Vintage Wave containing many cool POTF2 resculpts like Nein Nunb and Weequay is up for preorder at BBTS. The description does have a disclaimer that distribution of this wave will be limited so get those orders in quick!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 | Scott Pearson

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