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September 2006


New Titanium Die Cast Figures Wave 4 Photos


Wave 4 of the 3.75" Titanium Die Cast Figure Series will be here soon! To tide you over until they arrive at retail, We've got some brand new photos of packaged samples of C-3PO and General Grievous!

Saturday, September 30, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Comic Packs Wave 1 Photos


Another Hasbro 2007 offering (which is actually set to debut this Fall) is the brand new Star Wars Comic Packs! Each pack comes with two figures and a reprint of the classic Star Wars comic that inspired them! Click on through to check out some new high-res carded photos of the first wave!

Saturday, September 30, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Acme Character Key - Asajj Ventress


Razor's Edge is now taking pre-orders for their exclusive Asajj Ventress Character Key from Acme Archives! Limited to just 1250 pieces, this latest entry in the Clone Wars Character Key series is sure to sell out! Head on over and get your pre-order in while you can!

Saturday, September 30, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New 30th Anniversary Wave 1 Photos


2007 brings us to the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars and Hasbro is planning on celebrating with a brand new look for the basic figure line! Click on through to check out some new high-res loose and carded photos of the first wave of figures from 2007's 30th Anniversary Collection!

Saturday, September 30, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Questions for Hasbro? - Week 13 Answers


On September 22nd, we sent our thirteenth batch of questions to Hasbro for their weekly Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those questions!

Friday, September 29, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Sets Edition Size for 1:1 Yoda Bust


We've got more news from Sideshow Collectibles today. An edition size of 1000 has been set for the 1:1 Scale Yoda Bust. This is a truly remarkable piece of art. Click on the thumbnail above to head on over and take a peek. The bust is scheduled to ship in the first quarter of ’07, if you plan on ordering it, be sure to do it soon!

Friday, September 29, 2006 | Ryan Phipps

Sideshow Behind the Show: C-3PO and R2-D2


Sideshow Collectibles updates their site today with their Behind the Show feature. This time it focuses on the life-size C-3PO and R2-D2 statues that were announced at Comic Con this year. Head on over and check it out, and be sure to stay tuned as we bring you the latest on this must have collectible!

Friday, September 29, 2006 | Ryan Phipps

400% Vader Arriving Soon


Attention all Kubrick fans! Medicom has shipped the 400% Darth Vader Kubrick figure to their distributors and retail partners in Japan! If you have Vader ordered already, your wait will be over soon! If you don't have Vader pre-ordered, what are you waiting for - go do it now!

Friday, September 29, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

HasbroToyShop.com Promo Code


HasbroToyShop is now offering 25% off and free shipping on selected orders for a limited time! Just enter the promo code FALL25 at check-out on all orders from now until October 9th to get the discount! Thanks to darthmac and Darth_Anton for the heads-up!

Friday, September 29, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

30th Anniversary Tins - Wave 1: The Prequels


One of the 2007 items that will hit stores a bit early is the brand new 30th Anniversary Commemorative Tin Collection. For your enjoyment, we've got some new pictures of the first two tins in the series!

Friday, September 29, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 12" Endor Rebel Pre-Orders Announced


Sideshow Collectibles has announced the priority pre-ordering dates for the first three figures in the Militaries of Star Wars line!

Friday, September 29, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Radio Update


The latest edition of Sideshow Radio features a few 12" Star Wars Expanded Universe figure announcements! Head on over and download the podcast today for another sneak peek at the prototype head sculpt for the Fan Choice 12" Snowbunny Padme figure as well as an announcement of the next EU 12" figure in the works!

Friday, September 29, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

What's the Story, Round 7


The Official Site updates tonight with the latest round of What's the Story entries to the Star Wars databank. With each update, fans have the chance to develop an original backstory for characters, creatures, and more from the Star Wars films. Head on over and check it out!

Thursday, September 28, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Medicom RAH Clone Trooper Pre-Order Reminder


Just a reminder that Sideshow Collectibles will begin the priority pre-order process for the Real Action Heroes Episode 3 Clone Trooper from Japanese toymaker Medicom tomorrow at 10AM (PDT)! Don't forget that you must be a registered newsletter subscriber and sideshow account holder by 11:59PM (PDT) tonight to qualify for priority pre-ordering! Quantities are limited to 1000 pieces, so get there early!

Thursday, September 28, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Bounty Hunter Singles at Paizo.com


Paizo.com is now offering individual figures from the Star Wars Minatures Bounty Hunter expansion set! Prices are a little steep for some of the rares, but there are good deals to be found if you're looking to build your minis army!

Thursday, September 28, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Review: Chief Chirpa


After a brief break, reviews make a return here at JediDefender.com, and we start off the "Endor Wave" by taking the microscope to Chief Chirpa. Chirpa marks a change up on the Ewok figures from Hasbro, as they noted in a recent Q&A that past Ewoks were probably a bit oversized and Chirpa is more to-scale. Does he come packed with enough gear and poseability for fans to love him despite his tiny nature? Read on to see for yourself.

Of course when you're finished reading, feel free to stop by our Reviews Forum and share your thoughts on this review with us, or create your own critiques on Hasbro's wares.

Thursday, September 28, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

New Battle Packs Found at Retail


A few folks have e-mailed to let us know that they found the latest Saga Battle Packs at their local Toys R Us Store! Priced at $19.99, these three non-exclusive Battle Packs are chocked full of repaints and repacks and should be available everywhere soon!

Thursday, September 28, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Customizable Art Prints at StarWarsShop


The "Print-On-Demand" feature at StarWarsShop.com has been updated and now allows you to create custom Art Prints using classic Star Wars images! There are hundreds of images available to fans and collectors looking for the perfect presentation of their favorite Star Wars images - T-shirts, sweatshirts, art prints and more!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Secrets of Star Wars 07 Update


The Official Site updates with another new photo in the Hyperspace exclusive Secrets of Star Wars 07 feature. Head on over for the latest sneak peek at the concept art for what will be the biggest multi-media event of 2007!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

30th Anniversary Wave 1 for Pre-Order at EE


30th Anniversary Wave 1 is now up for pre-order at EntertainmentEarth. An assortment full of brand new Clones, Droids, and Jedi, it's one you won't want to miss! Head on over and grab yours today!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

StarWars.com Drew Karpyshyn Interview


The Official Site has updated with a great new interview with Drew Karpyshyn. His new Star Wars novel, Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, is now available in hardcover from Del Rey Books. Head on over and check it out!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Dooku Character Key Now Shipping


Sideshow Collectibles sends along word that the exclusive Count Dooku Character Key from Acme Archives has arrived in their warehouse and orders are now being processed and shipped! If you've got the Dooku key pre-ordered, keep an eye on that mailbox!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Update - 2007 Coin Album


Hasbro updates their website today with official confirmation of the Star Wars 30th Anniversary Coin Album with Darth Vader that popped up late last week. The good news is that this item is not scheduled to be a store exclusive and should be available at all of the usual retail stores!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Rogue Two Snowspeeder Photos


Everyone loves to see new pictures, right? Well, the JD newsroom was able to acquire a Target exclusive Rogue Two Snowspeeder and we've opened it up to take a few new loose photos.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Forum Spotlight


Once again, it's time to highlight one of the great topics from our forums. This past week, the number of Saga repacks this year prompted JD Forum Member Brian to ask what would it take for folks to give up the Hasbro basic figure line? Head on into the forums to join in the discussion!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Celebration Europe Update


The Official Site updates tonight with Star Wars Celebration Europe news! To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars, Lucasfilm Ltd. and The Cards Inc. Group will throw Europe's largest Star Wars party ever!

Monday, September 25, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Reminder: TRU Sale This Week


Just a quick reminder that in selected markets Star Wars toys are on sale this week at Toys R Us. The sale is a "Buy 2, Get the 3rd Free" and includes a variety of Star Wars items (selection varies by market). Might be worth a trip to TRU to see what your local store is offering!

Monday, September 25, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Reminder: Target Sale This Week


Just a quick reminder that Star Wars toys are on sale this week at Target. The Episode 3 Greatest Hits waves (both the Heros & Villains and Greatest Battles assortments) are on sale for just $6 each. In addition, selected other Star Wars toys (including the basic Saga figures in most markets) are 10-15% off!

Monday, September 25, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Insider #90 Shipping


I was surprised to find my Star Wars Insider #90 in my mailbox this afternoon. An issue chock full with new information and details, such as the Aliens of Episode III, a detailed history of the Tantive IV (both film information and EU), and also a nice article on the "Sculpting A Galaxy" book.

The real highlight of this Insider though? The first glimpse of the 12" Endor Rebel Troopers from Sideshow Collectibles. We've got a much clearer image of these three soldiers up now, so read on to check them out, as Sideshow captures all the details!

Monday, September 25, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

Kit Fisto's Jedi Starfighter Found at Retail


A few folks have e-mailed us this morning to let us know about another Target exclusive vehicle that has hit their local stores - Kit Fisto's Jedi Starfighter (DPCI# 087-06-1798)! Once again, we've received reports from all across the country, so keep those eyes open!

Monday, September 25, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Rogue Two Snowspeeder Found at Retail


A few folks have e-mailed to let us know that they found the exclusive Rogue Two Snowspeeder (DPCI# 087-06-1799) at their local Target Store! Reports have come in from all across the country, so keep your eyes open!

Sunday, September 24, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

DeAgostini Metal Miniature Series Expands


The Official Site has updated with news that the DeAgostini Metal Miniature Series will be expanding! Head on over for all the details on this great line of figures from Spain!

Saturday, September 23, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Titanium Pre-Order Update at EE


Fans of the Titanium Series take note! EntertainmentEarth is taking pre-orders for the next wave of 3" scale ships! Wave 14 (due in December) features Anakin Skywalker's Clone Wars Starfighter, General Grievous' Starfighter, Endor AT-AT, Speeder Bike with Paploo, Amidala's Star Skiff, and a Colonial Viper (from Battlestar Galactica)!

Saturday, September 23, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Darth Vader Fabriche Figurine


The fine folks at Kurt S. Adler, Inc. have sent along some info on their new
7-inch "Darth Vader with Death Star" Fabriche Holiday Figurine.

Saturday, September 23, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Questions for Hasbro? - Week 12 Answers


On September 15th, we sent our twelfth batch of questions to Hasbro for their weekly Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those questions!

Friday, September 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Titanium 3" Vehicles Found at Retail


A few folks have e-mailed to let us know that they found a pair of new Titanium Series 3" Vehicles at their local Wal-Mart store! Princess Leia on Speeder Bike and Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter are currently shipping in Wave 10 revision cases 3 and 4, so keep your eyes open! Thanks to Darth Gamboa and Jhny_Thndr for the heads-up!

Friday, September 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

WOTC Bounty Hunters Miniatures Release Events


To celebrate the release of the newest Star Wars Miniatures expansion set, Wizards of the Coast is holding Bounty Hunters Release Events at stores across the country this weekend! Head on over to find an event near you!

Friday, September 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Coin Album with Darth Vader


EntertainmentEarth updates their website today with new images of a Star Wars Coin Album with Darth Vader figure planned for 2007! The coin album features a Star Wars mural, a Star Wars timeline, and spaces for all 60 of the 30th Anniversary Collection Coins (with a few spare slots for any promo or convention exclusive coins).

Friday, September 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Lightsaber for Sideshow 12" Plo Koon


Sideshow Collectibles has updated their "Behind the Show" production blog with a bit of news on the upcoming 12" Plo Koon!

Friday, September 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

The Militaries of Star Wars from Sideshow


Sideshow Collectibles has officially announced the new Militaries of Star Wars line of 12" figures! Thanks to the news that was leaked on Thursday, we already know that the first 12" figures in this new line will be three unique Endor Rebel Commandos!

Friday, September 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Announces RAH Clone Trooper


Sideshow Collectibles has announced plans to offer a limited number of the new Real Action Heroes Episode 3 Clone Trooper from Japanese toymaker Medicom! Pre-ordering will begin on Friday, September 29th at 10AM (PDT)!

Friday, September 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow VCD Yoda Pre-Orders Begin


Sideshow Collectibles is now taking pre-orders for the new Yoda Vinyl Collectible Doll from Japanese toymaker Medicom! Expected to ship in the 1st Quarter of 2007, Yoda can be yours for $59.99 plus shipping!

Friday, September 22, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

WOTC Bounty Hunters Update


Wizards of the Coast offers up their sixth preview of the upcoming Bounty Hunters expansion set with a look at two more figures - Han Solo and Bith Black Sun Vigo! Head on over for all the details on these two new minis!

Thursday, September 21, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Military Line Images


Over at Sideshowcollectors.com, pictures of the briefly mentioned "military" line of 12" figures from Sideshow have finally surfaced. The first set up for grabs will be three distinct Endor Rebel Soldiers set to ship in 2007 at one-per-month. The scan also indicates a $59.99 price, so this is some expensive (but impressive looking) army building.

Perhaps the Fleet Trooper finally will not suck? Click the image to check out the new Endor Troops (Including the blonde bearded guy that steals the Biker Scout armor in the film)!

Thursday, September 21, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

Target Sale 9/24


Target stores are set to run a sale including select Star Wars Merchandise starting the week of September 24th. The details of the sale aren't entirely clear yet but we'll be sure to keep you updated when we hear more news.

UPDATE: A few more details have surfaced. Both of the Episode 3 Greatest Hits Collections (Heroes & Villains and Greatest Battles) will be on sale for $6 each and other selected Star Wars Toys will be 10-15% off.

Thursday, September 21, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

Colbert Report: Green Screen Challenge


If you're a fan of Comedy Central's Colbert Report, you probably already know about this, but tonight's episode featured new clips from the Colbert Report: Green Screen Challenge.

Tonight was easily some of the best work. Past clips are up at the link, but tonight's highlights included President Bush sending a transmission to Neimoidians, and a political 3-headed monster that Colbert fights off with his saber skills! Check the link out for current installments and enter your own if you've got the talent!

Thursday, September 21, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

Target Christmas Goodies


Targets around the country are resetting their seasonal aisles for the holidays and once again there is a slew of Star Wars Holiday items being spotted. Read on for the story.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant Blog Update


Gentle Giant has updated their blog today with edition size announcements and release date changes for a few upcoming products!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006 | 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 #8. Can't wait for tomorrow? Then check out Dark Horse's site for a preview to tide you over!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

SW Insider Online Supplement - Fan Club Magazine #21


Now available to Hyperspace members is the latest Star Wars Insider Online Supplement. This edition features Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine #21, which originally shipped in 1994. Head on over to the Official Site to check it out!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Questions for Hasbro? - Week 11 Answers


On September 8th, we sent our eleventh batch of questions to Hasbro for their weekly Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those questions!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Boba Fett Maquette Found in HK


One lucky fan in Hong Kong has gotten his hands on Gentle Giant's highly anticipated Boba Fett Animated Maquette. That means it's only a matter of time before North Americans will receive their orders too. In the meantime, check out all the great images at the Hong Kong 501st Outpost!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 | Jesse Wall

KB Toys Unleashed Vader Found


Although it hasn't even been officially announced by Hasbro yet, a few folks have e-mailed to let us know that they found the new KB Toys Exclusive 7" Unleashed Darth Vader figure at their local store! Previously available as a Best Buy store exclusive last Fall, this Unleashed Vader is now sporting the new 2006 packaging.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Get Your Halloween Costumes at StarWarsShop.com


Autumn is rapidly approaching, and with it a favorite holiday for many Star Wars fans, Halloween. StarWarsShop.com is getting ready for the holiday with costumes for kids, adults, and even our canine friends. Head on over and check them out before it is too late!

Sunday, September 17, 2006 | Ryan Phipps

New Attakus Statues Announced


Attakus America has announced their next two Star Wars Statue offerings! The Sandtrooper statue will be limited to 1500 pieces and is set for release in December. The Oola statue will be limited to 1500 pieces as well and is set for release in January 2007.

Saturday, September 16, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Visit To Rancho Obi-Wan Part 5


The Official Site updates today with video #5 in their series touring Steve Sansweet's collection at Rancho Obi-Wan. This week they're looking at his extensive Star Wars Food Item Collection with commentary from the super collector himself of course to guide the tour. Go check out the video now at the link if you're a Hyperspace member.

Saturday, September 16, 2006 | Ryan Phipps

Forces Of Corruption Update


Lego Star Wars isn't the only video game news to talk about these days. Gamespot.com has a new preview of the upcoming expansion for Empire At War titled EAW: Forces of Corruption. The update includes a change of name for the faction you play as (changed from simply "Underworld" to now the "Zann Consortium" after the main crime lord in the game, Tyber Zann).

You will want to read up on all the great new layers to this new faction though, and how they strategically impact the original version of the game. The criminal element has some powerful tricks up their sleaves to deal with the Alliance and Empire on their own terms.

Saturday, September 16, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

Wal-Mart Phasing Out Layaway Program


Wal-Mart announced yesterday that due to declining use and increasing costs, they will be discontinuing their layaway program this Fall.

Friday, September 15, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Star Wars Transformers Photos


Everyone knows that Hasbro loves repaints, so it should be no surprise to see a few more in the Star Wars Transformers line. Click on through to check out some new high-res loose and carded photos of two Transformer repaints headed your way this Fall!

Friday, September 15, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 12" Qui-Gon Jinn Now Shipping


Sideshow Collectibles sends along word that the 12" Qui-Gon Jinn figure has arrived in their warehouse and orders are now being processed and shipped! If you've got Qui-Gon pre-ordered, keep an eye on that mailbox!

Friday, September 15, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow to Offer VCD Yoda


Sideshow Collectibles has announced plans to offer the new Yoda Vinyl Collectible Doll from Japanese toymaker Medicom! No pre-order details just yet, but we'll pass them along when we have them!

Friday, September 15, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

2007 Lego Set Pictures Surface


UK e-tailer Forbidden Planet has updated their site with new photos of the 2007 Star Wars LEGO sets! Head on over and check out the five new sets you can expect to see this winter!

Friday, September 15, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New High-End Collector Packaging for 2007


In 2007, select Star Wars licensees like Attakus, Gentle Giant, Master Replicas and Sideshow will be adopting a new look for the packaging of their high-end collector products. Head on over to StarWars.com for a preview of this new packaging and a little bit on the story behind it!

Thursday, September 14, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

WOTC Bounty Hunters Update


Wizards of the Coast offers up their sixth preview of the upcoming Bounty Hunters expansion set with a look at two more figures - Defel Spy and Bib Fortuna! Head on over for all the details on these two new minis!

Thursday, September 14, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Gentle Giant Animated Stormtrooper Maquette


More Gentle Giant news! Also coming in April 2007 is the next release in the Star Wars Animated Maquette line, the Stormtrooper Maquette. This Stormtrooper will retail for around $80 and stands 8 inches tall.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Gentle Giant Zuckuss Mini-Bust


Gentle Giant has announced the latest entry in their beloved Star Wars Mini-Bust line. Headed your way in April 2007 is the Gand bounty hunter Zuckuss. Zuckuss will retail for around $50 and stands 7.5 inches tall.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Gentle Giant Slave Princess Leia Statue


At San Diego Comic-Con, Gentle Giant unveiled the first look at their new Princess Leia as Jabba’s Slave statue. Today, we've got a few more details about her worshipfulness, including a new picture. The statue will retail for $180 and is scheduled to ship in April of 2007.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 12" Plo Koon Pre-Order Reminder


Just a reminder that priority pre-ordering for the 12" Plo Koon figure from Sideshow Collectibles starts tomorrow at 10AM (PDT)! Remember, you must be a registered newsletter subscriber and Sideshow account holder by 11:59PM (PDT) tonight to be eligible for priority pre-ordering!

Thursday, September 14, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Secrets of Star Wars 07 Update


The Official Site updates with another new photo in the Hyperspace exclusive Secrets of Star Wars 07 feature. Head on over for the latest sneak peek at the concept art for what will be the biggest multi-media event of 2007!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Updated Mando'a Glossary and Guide


In honor of Bloodlines, the latest novel of the Legacy of the Force series, StarWars.com has posted an updated downloadable PDF of the Mando'a Language Glossary, as well as a Quick Grammar Guide!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Update - Target Exclusives


Hasbro updates their website today with new information on the Fall Target exclusives! Head on over for some new details and release dates for a pile of previously announced items!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Master Replicas ROTJ Vader Saber


Just a reminder that Master Replicas will soon be taking pre-orders for the limited edition release of Darth Vader's Lightsaber from Return of the Jedi.

UPDATE: Pre-Orders are now open to Master Replicas Collectors Society members!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Saga Wave 7 Arrives at Retail


A few folks have e-mailed to let us know that they found all ten figures from Saga Wave 7 at their local Wal-Mart store! Composed of figures from Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace, Wave 7 is once again a mix of new, kitbash, repaint, and repack. Reports have come in from across the country, so get out there and hit your local Wal-Mart!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

RAH Stormtrooper for Pre-Order at SWShop


StarWarsShop is now taking pre-orders for the Real Action Heroes Stormtrooper from Medicom! This 12" figure will be imported exclusively to the U.S. by StarWarsShop and is expected to ship in January 2007. If you've always wanted to grab one of these amazing Japanese 12" figures, now's your chance!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


This Wednesday from Dark Horse keep your eyes peeled for Star Wars: Legacy #3 on the comic store shelves. The Legacy Series is going beyond the New Jedi Order novels and exploring and establishing the future of the Star Wars Galaxy post-Vong. With new villains, new characters, and an unexplored era, this is an exciting series to jump into now.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 | Jesse McCracken

JediDefender Forum Spotlight


Once again, it's time to highlight one of the great topics from our forums. This past week, JD Forum Member Sith's Herald shared some of his fan art! Head on into the forums to check out his vehicle and character concepts!

Monday, September 11, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Update - Potato Head Collector Tin


Hasbro updates their website today with details on an exclusive Star Wars Potato Head Collector Tin! Headed to a Wal-Mart near you in November, this limited tin includes both Darth Tater and Spud Trooper!

Monday, September 11, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Episode VI: Your Favorite Moments, LEGO Style


The Official Site updates tonight with a new feature on the upcoming LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy video game! Head on over for a look at some of your favorite moments from Return of the Jedi, LEGO style!

Monday, September 11, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Road Trip: The End


Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and Wicket the Ewok have been on a multi-city road trip celebrating the upcoming Star Wars DVDs. Well, all good things must end and this is no exception. Head on over to StarWars.com for snapshots from their final stop on the tour - Las Vegas!

Monday, September 11, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

OT DVD Promo Summary


One of the great things about Star Wars DVD releases are the promo freebies you can find at various retailers! On the eve of the big DVD release, we thought it'd be the perfect time for a round-up of the freebies we've reported over the past week!

Monday, September 11, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

LEGO Complete-A-Comic Online Project


The LEGO Company has unveiled the LEGO Star Wars Complete-A-Comic online event! Fans of all ages have the chance to showcase and share their Star Wars knowledge, building abilities, and story-telling talents with other LEGO Star Wars fans and collectors all around the world!

Sunday, September 10, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Questions for Hasbro? Weeks 1 - 10 Recap


Due to the Labor Day holiday last week, the Star Wars Weekly Q&A feature had another off week. Since there were no new answers to check out this weekend, it’s the perfect time to check out The Categorized Hasbro Q&A Archive! This massive archive, maintained by forum member Matt, features nearly all of the Hasbro questions answered from weeks 1 through 10. Head on in and marvel at how many repeat questions there have been!

Sunday, September 10, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Dark Horse Comics For December 2006


Dark Horse Comics have announced their line-up of Star Wars comics for December 2006.

Sunday, September 10, 2006 | Ryan Phipps

Sideshow 12" Obi-Wan Kenobi Now Shipping


Sideshow Collectibles sends along word that the 12" Obi-Wan Kenobi figure has arrived in their warehouse and orders are now being processed and shipped! If you've got Obi-Wan pre-ordered, keep an eye on that mailbox!

Sunday, September 10, 2006 | Ryan Phipps

Chrome Vader Back in Stock


Gentle Giant's Chrome Darth Vader Statue is now back in stock at StarWarsShop.com! This chromed version of the Dark Lord of the Sith has a light up saber and is limited to only 2500 pieces. For those of you who are Hyperspace members, you qualify for 10% off, so put your membership to use now.

Sunday, September 10, 2006 | Jesse Wall

Episode VI: What's Changed Since 1983?


Be sure to check out the Official Site for shot-by-shot comparisons that show all of the visual differences between the original 1983 version of Return of the Jedi and the 2004 DVD version. Head on over for the complete list of changes and test your OT knowledge!

Saturday, September 9, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Jedi's Opening Night - Were You There?


Were you one of the fans who made it to Return of the Jedi's Hollywood premiere? Then check out StarWars.com to see if you were among those captured in footage by a Lucasfilm cameraman before or after the show!

Saturday, September 9, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

From Ewok to Stunt Duck: Felix Silla


The Official Site has posted a great new feature on veteran actor and stuntman Felix Silla. Head on over and see how he's been making small Sci-Fi roles seem bigger than life!

Saturday, September 9, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Update - Wal-Mart Exclusives


Hasbro updates their website today with new details on the Fall Wal-Mart exclusives! Head on over for new photos of two 7" Unleashed repacks, three DVD Commemorative Figure Sets, and a 30th Anniversary Cantina Band Tin!

Friday, September 8, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Future Shop OT DVD Promo Lithographs


One of the great things about Star Wars DVD releases are the promo freebies you can find at various retailers! For all you Canadians out there, Future Shop is offering exclusive Star Wars lithographs with pre-orders of the Original Trilogy DVDs. Since the discs don't arrive for a few more days, you can still get your DVDs pre-ordered and get those lithographs!

Friday, September 8, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

3" Titanium Series Update


After the next few waves of repaints comes a 3" Titanuium Series wave that once again features a few new ships. Click on through to check out some new high-res loose and carded photos of wave 14!

Friday, September 8, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Galactic Heroes Update


The next wave of Galactic Heroes 2-Packs features 4 sets of figures from The Empire Strikes Back! Click on through to check out some new high-res loose and carded photos of the wave!

Friday, September 8, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 12" Plo Koon Pre-Order Announced


Sideshow Collectibles has announced the date for priority pre-ordering for the next figure in the Order of the Jedi line! 12" Plo Koon will go up for priority pre-order on Friday, September 15th at 10AM (PDT)! Remember, you must be a registered newsletter subscriber and sideshow account holder by Thursday, September 14th, 2006, 11:59PM (PDT) to be eligible for priority pre-ordering!

Friday, September 8, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

MR sets Boba Fett Blaster Edition Size


Master Replicas has announced the final edition size for the Boba Fett Limited Edition Blaster replica! Only 1500 units of this exquisite replica will be produced, so head on over and pre-order yours before they are gone for good!

Friday, September 8, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

WOTC Bounty Hunters Update


Wizards of the Coast offers up their fifth preview of the upcoming Bounty Hunters expansion set with a look at two more figures - Nym and ISP Speeder! Head on over for all the details on these two new minis!

Thursday, September 7, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

TRU OT DVD Promo Gift Cards


One of the great things about Star Wars DVD releases are the promo freebies you can find at various retailers! On September 12th, selected Toys R Us stores will be offering Star Wars $5 gift cards with the purchase of the Original Trilogy DVDs. No details yet on the gift card artwork, but we'll let you know as soon as we know!

Thursday, September 7, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

LEGO Star Wars II - ESB Preview


Hyperspace members will want to check out the new LEGO Star Wars II preview at the Official Site! The preview shows an exclusive first look at the LEGO treatment of Darth Vader revealing his true identity to Luke Skywalker!

Thursday, September 7, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Road Trip: Snapshots from Buffalo


Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and Wicket the Ewok are on a multi-city road trip to celebrate the upcoming Star Wars DVDs. Head on over to StarWars.com for new snapshots from their ninth stop on the tour - Buffalo, NY!

Thursday, September 7, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Holy Grails: Revenge of the Jedi Collectibles


The Official Site has posted the latest edition of Kessel Mines. This edition of the Hyperspace exclusive article series features the rare Revenge of the Jedi collectibles and was written by super-collector Gus Lopez!

Thursday, September 7, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

501st Stormtrooper In-Stock at HTS


The exclusive 501st Stormtrooper is once again in-stock at HasbroToyShop! If you missed these the first time through or are just looking for more, then head on over before they sell out again!

Thursday, September 7, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Saga Wave 9 for Pre-Order at EE


The repaint and repack loaded Saga Wave 9 is now up for pre-order at EntertainmentEarth. Another assortment full of Clones, Droids, and Jedi, it's one you won't want to miss. Head on over and grab yours today!

Thursday, September 7, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Update - TRU Exclusives


Hasbro has a bit of (old) news tonight with an update on three Toys R Us exclusive Saga Collection Vehicles. All three items are shipping now, so keep an eye out at your local TRU!

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

1983: The Jedi Theatrical Experience


The Official Site also updates tonight with another trip back to 1983! Head on over and take a look back at the marketing frenzy that surrounded the theatrical release of Return of the Jedi!

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Secrets of Star Wars 07 Update


The Official Site updates with another new photo in the Hyperspace exclusive Secrets of Star Wars 07 feature. Head on over for the latest sneak peek at the concept art for what will be the biggest multi-media event of 2007!

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Road Trip Update


Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and Wicket the Ewok are on a multi-city road trip to celebrate the upcoming Star Wars DVDs. Head on over to StarWars.com for new snapshots of their Labor Day weekend stops to Houston and Kansas City!

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

First Look - You Can Draw: Star Wars


Ever wanted to learn to draw your favorite Star Wars characters? Well, now you can! The upcoming You Can Draw: Star Wars from DK Books is scheduled for release this winter and is full of details on how to sketch your favorite characters, droids and vehicles!

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Gentle Giant Apologizes to Fans (Again)


Gentle Giant updates their blog today with yet another apology to fans for screwing up the pre-order process for their exclusives.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

WOTC Bounty Hunters Update


KidzWorld offers up another preview of the upcoming Bounty Hunters minatures expansion set with a look at two more figures - Dannik Jerriko and Zuckuss! Head on over for all the details on these two new minis!

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New Target Exclusive Titanium Arrives


A few folks have e-mailed to let us know that they found the new Target Exclusive Titanium Series Mustafar Darth Vader (DPCI# 087-06-1800)! This is essentially just the previous Titanium Series Vader but now with a few red highlights.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

F.Y.E. OT DVD Promo Cards


One of the great things about Star Wars DVD releases are the promo freebies you can find at various retailers! On September 12th, F.Y.E. will be offering a pack of 7 exclusive Topps cards with the purchase of the Original Trilogy DVDs. No details yet on the exact cards included in the packs, but we'll let you know as soon as we know!

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Let R2 Take Care of Your Trash


The Japanese seem to have a knack for designing unique Star Wars items, and the R2-D2 Trash Can is no exception. As shown in the image above, his head opens up to reveal a garbage can for disposing your galactic garbage. This will be released in Japan at the end of the year and is expected to retail for around 14,000 yen or approximately $120US.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 | Jesse Wall

New 12" Mace Windu Images


Our friends at Slave1.jp have posted a new image gallery of the exclusive edition 12" Mace Windu from Sideshow Collectibles. Another fantastic entry in the fast-growing Order of the Jedi line!

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

New 12" Bespin Han Solo Images


Our friends at Slave1.jp have also posted a new image gallery of the exclusive edition 12" Bespin Han Solo from Sideshow Collectibles. Sideshow is still working on shipping all orders for Han. If you haven't received yours yet, he should most likely arrive soon!

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Road Trip Update


Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and Wicket the Ewok are on a multi-city road trip to celebrate the upcoming Star Wars DVDs. Tomorrow, the group travels to Buffalo to check out Niagara Falls. After that, on September 9th, the group will journey to their final stop - Las Vegas! Head on over to StarWars.com for some snapshots of their trip so far!

Tuesday, September 5, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Circuit City OT DVD Promo Prints


One of the great things about Star Wars DVD releases are the promo freebies you can find at various retailers! On September 12th, Circuit City will be offering prints of vintage poster art with your purchase of the Original Trilogy DVDs. The prints will come in a photo folder and are specialized for each film.

Tuesday, September 5, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

DVD Menus for Return of the Jedi


Another update tonight at StarWars.com reveals the disc menus created for the bonus discs bundled with the Original Trilogy DVD singles being released on September 12th. This week, check out the menus created for the "original" version of Return of the Jedi!

Tuesday, September 5, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Highlights of Life in 1983


The Official Site updates tonight with a trip back to 1983! Head on over and take a look back at some of the highlights and events of the year that gave us Return of the Jedi!

Tuesday, September 5, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Wal-Mart OT DVD Promo Graphic Novels


One of the great things about Star Wars DVD releases are the promo freebies you can find at various retailers! On September 12th, Wal-Mart will be offering the Original Trilogy DVDs packed with graphic novels! If you're a fan of the old Marvel comics, then head on over to WalMart.com and pre-order yours today!

Monday, September 4, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

JD Forum Spotlight


Every so often, we like to highlight the great topics and discussions that turn up in our forums. This week, JD Forum Member speedermike shared a great concept for a new Snowspeeder Pilot Luke Skywalker!

Monday, September 4, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

SW.com Continues the Time Travel


In anticipation of the September 12th release of the Original Trilogy on DVD and LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy videogame, StarWars.com is turning back the clock! Starting tomorrow, look for special features and lots of new Original Trilogy content devoted to 1983's Return of the Jedi!

Sunday, September 3, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Best Buy OT DVD Promo Tin


One of the great things about Star Wars DVD releases are the promo freebies you can find at various retailers! On September 12th, Best Buy will be offering the Original Trilogy DVDs packed with an exclusive tin! The current price is a bit steep ($89.99), but there's always the chance of a price drop after the initial release date.

Sunday, September 3, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Death Star Gunner In Stock at Hasbro Toy Shop


Still having trouble finding the Death Star Gunner at retail? Good news! It is in stock now at HasbroToyShop. Head on over and get your's before they are all gone!

Sunday, September 3, 2006 | Ryan Phipps

New Crimson Empire Comic Pack Photos


Headed your way this Fall is the Crimson Empire 2-Pack from the brand new Star Wars Comic Packs line! This exclusive 2-pack features the two popular EU characters, Carnor Jax and Kir Kanos! Want to see some new photos of the figures and the packaging? Of course you do!

Saturday, September 2, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Episode V: What's Changed Since 1980?


Be sure to check out StarWars.com for shot-by-shot comparisons that show all of the visual differences between the original 1980 version of The Empire Strikes Back and the 2004 DVD version. Head on over for the complete list of changes and test your OT knowledge!

Saturday, September 2, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Target OT DVD Promo Art


One of the great things about Star Wars DVD releases are the promo freebies you can find at various retailers! On September 12th, Target will be offering the Original Trilogy DVDs packed with exclusive postcards featuring the OT concept artwork from the "Art Of Star Wars" books from 1997. No details yet on the exact scene art included with each movie, but we'll let you know as soon as we know!

Saturday, September 2, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Artist Series: Lawrence Noble


The Official Site has updated with the latest entry in the Star Wars Artist Series. Head on over for a profile on Star Wars sculptor/illustrator Lawrence Noble.

Saturday, September 2, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

OT Lenticular Posters at StarWarsShop


In commemoration of the September 12th release of the unaltered trilogy on DVD, StarWarsShop has resurrected three iconic poster images as 12"x18" lenticular prints! Choose from A New Hope or Return of the Jedi by Noriyoshi Ohrai, or The Empire Strikes Back by Ralph McQuarrie!

Friday, September 1, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Saga Collection Update


Hasbro updates today with new details on 17 more Saga Collection figures that are headed to retailers everywhere this fall. Though the figures were already revealed at Comic Con, it's always nice to get new official pictures!

Friday, September 1, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

Questions for Hasbro? - Week 10 Answers


On August 25th, we sent our tenth batch of questions to Hasbro as part of the new weekly Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those questions!

Friday, September 1, 2006 | Jeff Smentek

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