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September 2011


Toys R Us Sale


Toys R Us is having a 2 for $12.99 on ALL Star Wars basic figures today and tomorrow. Head on over to your Local TRU or go online to check it out!

Friday, September 30, 2011 | Jim Ristway

Hasbro Fans' Choice - The Unofficial Tally


Dedicated mathematician, Jeff, has been keeping a running tally of all the site totals in the 2011 Fans' Choice votes at various sites. He has compiled an Unofficial Fans' Choice Top 20 list. It will be updated as sites put their final lists out for view, but for now you can go check it out in our forums, and see where the votes stand!

Thursday, September 29, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

2012 Lego Teaser Images


A number of leaked images turned up in our Lego Forum today, highlighting the 2012 Lego Star Wars sets! Fans are going to get sucked into the mini ship/figure/planet sets, and the Hoth board game looks incredible! Check them out.

Thursday, September 29, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Fans' Choice - JD Results


The first round of the 2011 Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll is done, and Jedi Defender's top 10 have been sent in! Read on for our list, here's hoping a good figure choice lands the final spot.

Thursday, September 29, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: More 2012 Episode 1 Figure Images


Another new image of a 2012 The Phantom Menace figure was sent our way this evening. Check out the new deco Pit Droid, who will come with Ratts Tyerell next year! Click through and enjoy!

UPDATE: The 2012 Pit Droid is now available on Ebay for only $2.99! Pick him up with the Naboo Pilots and save on shipping!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Preview - Shadow Warrior


The Official Site posted a preview for this week's new episode of The Clone Wars. Check out the Shadow Warrior video by clicking the link! Some interesting dialogue in this one.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Wave 9 Found At Target


Forumite GrandMoffNick let us know that he found the new Vintage Wave 9 figures at his local MN Target. The figures found included the new Echo Base Trooper, Bastilla Shan, and Ponda Baba, as well as all the Revenge repacks, so this does seem like a full new case was put out. Happy hunting folks!

Monday, September 26, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Cadet Cut Up Loose Images


More new toys? Well sure! Now a couple pictures of Clone Cadet Cut Up have landed on Ebay. Could he be part of a larger multi-pack of figures from this episode? The Speculation Has Begun in our forums!

Monday, September 26, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

More 2012 Episode 1 Figure Images


Another new image of a 2012 The Phantom Menace figure was sent our way this evening. Check out the new deco Pit Droid, who will come with Ratts Tyerell next year! Click through and enjoy!

Monday, September 26, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Wal-Mart Clone Wars Price Rollback


On a quick run this afternoon to Wal-Mart, I spotted a "rollback" to $6.88 on Clone Wars figures. One had signs up marking it, but the other WM I visited did not, so your mileage may vary. Hopefully it gets some of the new Clone Wars waves in better circulation!

Sunday, September 25, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

The Old Republic Launch Date Announced


Bioware announced Saturday at the Eurogamer Expo that the release date for the highly anticipated game is 12-20-2011. Fans who pre-ordered can expect early access before that date, but little information on the early access was given.

Sunday, September 25, 2011 | Jim Ristway

UPDATE: 2012 Episode 1 Figure Images


Tonight we also received a couple early pictures of Ric Olie and the Naboo Pilot, which are due out next year in anticipation of The Phantom Menace 3-D.

UPDATE: Both figures are now for available at HobbyStock.cn! Purchase the Naboo Pilot & Ric Olie now!

Thursday, September 22, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

JD Give Away - Winner Announcement!


Our give-away for the "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Box Set is wrapped up, and we're pleased to announce that forumite Greg is the winner! We thank all of you who put their name in, and keep your eyes here for future give-aways, news, and more!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

NYCC - Panel Lists Revealed


New York Comic-Con is right around the corner, and they've announced all the panels, including Hasbro's on Friday! Check out the Full Panel List, and get your plans set for hopefully some really good news from the show floor!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Mail-Away Fett Confirmation/Clarification


Fed up with the confusion, Yakface.com went to Hasbro for clarification on the Mail-Away Prototype Boba Fett rules. Click through to find out exactly what you can and cannot use, to get your Fett figures!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Loose Wave 9 Pics


Head on into our forums for a look at the latest figures from Wave 9, Walrusman and the Echo Base Hoth Rebel.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Collect All 92! Klaatu


Wooof! Well, that is what he is called now, he was just release in the Vintage Collection as part of Wave 4. He was known at one time as just Klaatu and he is our latest Collect All 92!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | Scott Pearson

JD Voting for Fans' Choice


Voting for the Defender Wishlists has wrapped up and has given a final runoff top 20 that will determine JediDefenders' list for Hasbro's Fans' Choice. Head on into our forums to vote and for all of the rules.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | Scott Pearson

NYCC Hallmark Exclusive


The Official Site's Blog posted an update on some of the exclusive Star Wars swag that will be available at New York Comic-Con. Fans can look forward to picking up a Hallmark R2-Q5 & R2-A3 2-pack of ornaments, limited to only 800. Check out the link for the details!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

2012 Episode 1 Figure Images


Tonight we also received a couple early pictures of Ric Olie and the Naboo Pilot, which are due out next year in anticipation of The Phantom Menace 3-D. Hasbro has some incredible figure updates planned, and collectors can happily retire some characters, and add new ones to their Episode 1 shelf as well! Click through to check it out!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Love Him Or Hate Him...


2012 appears to be delivering some "ultimate" versions of Episode 1 characters, whether you like it or not, yet one was conspicuously missing during the SDCC coverage. Well, like it or not, Jar Jar Binks is seemingly coming back to retail in 2012, thanks to our Anonymous Source. If you're curious for a brief description (no pics), read on.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Proto Fett Mail-In Changes... Again


Hasbro has posted the redemption certificate and information for the 2011 Vintage Proto Boba Fett Mail-Away, after much waiting! You can print out the Order Form and start mailing away now. Check the links for the details to get yours!

UPDATE: Well the party is over. Hasbro has changed the form once again, now requiring that you get one from a figure package. No more printed forms from the website, thanks to a watermark on the form itself. Sorry folks.

Monday, September 19, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

The Big Day Thoughts


It was a big day for Star Wars fans today, and our forumites are sharing their thoughts on the Blu Ray Star Wars Saga & Clone Wars Season 4 Premiere! Come in and share your thoughts on everything you had to take in today! We want to know what you liked, hated, or simply didn't care about.

Friday, September 16, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

1/6 Scale Boba Fett Pre-Orders Online


You haven't ordered the Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 Scale Boba Fett for what reason? Get there now, and get an order in!

Friday, September 16, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Entertainment Earth Exclusive Leia Boushh Maquette


Site sponsor Entertainment Earth unveiled their exclusive Leia Boushh Maquette from Gentle Giant! When you're ordering Vintage Wave 9, you may as well pick this up as well with a pre-order!

Thursday, September 15, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Big Star Wars Day Tomorrow


Not that you need reminded, but it's a really busy Star Wars day tomorrow! Friday Sept. 16th is going to be packed with newness for fans. First, Lego's The Padawan Menace drops, then the Blu Ray Star Wars Saga hits retail! Add in the debut of The Clone Wars: Season 4, and you've got geek sensory overload. Enjoy the weekend folks!

Thursday, September 15, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Wave 9 Hitting Online


Site sponsor Entertainment Earth have gotten in their first shipment of Vintage Wave 9, and pre-orders are shipping out! If you didn't pre-order, you should put one in now to lock in a future shipment of these figures! Don't wait, and don't waste time/gas looking for these at retail.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

1/6 Boba Fett Full Reveal


Sideshow Collectibles did their full reveal for their upcoming 1/6 Scale Boba Fett, and collectors are floored! Check it out, and make sure you're ready for the figure to go on sale this Friday morning.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Wave 9 Shipping


As per Our Forums, Vintage Wave 9 is shipping from site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store! This wave includes Bastilla Shan, Echo Base Trooper, & Ponda Baba! These will be at regular retail before long, if you can find them, as well.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

1/6 Bly Reporting For Duty


Forumite Aucassin wrote in, and posted some pictures in our 12" Scale Forums, showing his new 1/6 Scale Commander Bly he got in the mail today! Check out the thread for some pictures of this detailed figure. Sideshow knocks another Clone out of the park with this one!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

The Old Republic Update - Smuggler Progression


A new video from The Old Republic was unveiled showing that Real Scoundrels Shoot First! Check out the Smuggler Progression Video now. It's a class that looks like it'll be pretty popular.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

JD Give Away - "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Set


We're running another give-away, this time for the SDCC "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Box Set! This exclusive became a headache for many collectors, but we're giving you a shot at getting one for free! Click the link so you have all the details you need to join, and remember the contest ends Sept. 12th.

UPDATE: The contest ends TODAY! Get your name in fast!

Monday, September 12, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant Q&A, Previews, & More


Gentle Giant posted a Fan Q&A Session that spans all their licenses, but Star Wars fans will want to check it out! There are preview shots of the Veers Variant & Sebulba Mini-Busts, and tons of other topics are discussed as well! Check it all out at the link.

Monday, September 12, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

September 11th, 2001 - 2011

We ask that our readers take time to remember all those we lost 10 years ago today. We also ask to keep our military personnel and their families in your thoughts and prayers as well, as they give up so much for us all.

Sunday, September 11, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Collect All 92! Squid Head


Today in Collect All 92! we take a look at Squid Head. This is one of the few modern POTJ figures that we take a look at and he certainly stands the tests of time! Head on into our forums for more!

Saturday, September 10, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Sideshow Premium Format Tarkin


Sideshow Collectibles posted a sweet teaser video for an upcoming Premium Format Tarkin w/Torture Droid. When you've named your cat Tarkin like I have, this is just something you're destined to own!

Saturday, September 10, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us The Place To Be


Jedi Temple Archives has posted that a big Star Wars sale is starting tomorrow at Toys R Us stores, and Yakface is reporting some early deals (Clone Wars figures for $5.49!) as well. Looks like we know where to go this weekend for Star Wars toy runs.

Saturday, September 10, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

JD Voting for Fans' Choice


Voting for the Defender Wishlists has wrapped up and has given a final runoff top 20 that will determine JediDefenders' list for Hasbro's Fans' Choice. Head on into our forums to vote and for all of the rules.

Friday, September 9, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Hasbro & New York Comic Con


New York isn't new territory for toy sites, but Hasbro attending New York Comic Con is! Hasbro has announced what lines they'll be highlighting at their first NYCC trip, and it will include Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers, & Marvel brand news. Stay tuned for more as the show arrives!

Friday, September 9, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

PSWCS Charity Medallion


The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society is still selling their LFL sanctioned charity medallion sale this year, this time supporting Operation Troop Appreciation. Read on to get yours, as few remain, and given this weekend, it's important to support a cause that supports the U.S. Service Men & Women deployed currently.

Thursday, September 8, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

TRU Lego Sale This Weekend


Toys R Us is running a Buy-One-Get-One 50% Off sale on Friday and Saturday ONLY. It's a good time to pick up those sets, especially the pricey ones, you've been waiting on!

Thursday, September 8, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Let Nerds Rejoice! 1/6 Boba Fett Unveiled


Sideshow Collectibles also floors fanboys far and wide with a shot of their 1/6 Boba Fett! Look for the full reveal on 9/13, and the pre-orders go up 9/16, so start saving your dimes. This one could cost, and is sure to be a fast seller.

Thursday, September 8, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow/Medicom Figure Update


Sideshow Collectibles did some big updates this evening. First up, check out the pre-orders for a Medicom 1/6 4-LOM & Medicom 1/6 R5-D4! Both look outstanding, and are expected in the 1st Quarter of 2012 to ship.

Thursday, September 8, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Star Wars Q&A - Round 93


Another round of Star Wars Q&A has come back to us! Read on for the answers to our questions, and stop on into our Star Wars Q&A Discussion to share your thoughts on all the Answers going around the web.

Thursday, September 8, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

More TPM Digital Yoda Footage


Thanks to our friend Jayson from Yakface.com for pointing out this extended video clip that surfaced featuring the Digital Yoda In Episode I. Love or hate the changes, you have to admit that this is one change most are happy to see. Of course, maybe it's that the movie doesn't really matter to as many folks too.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Defender Wishlists 2011: Tournament of Champions


With the announcement of a new Hasbro Fan's Choice poll, we are going to use the Defender Wishlists as basis for the final list. Because of this and to make sure your voice is heard, we are extending the final voting window to next Friday the 9th. Visit our forums for more details.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Target Blu Ray Deal


As per Saga Blu Ray Thread, it seems Target is offering an 8 Pack Lithograph Set with a purchase of the Star Wars Complete Saga on Blu Ray. This is so far the most interesting offer I've seen posted for the sets, if you're not boycotting them entirely.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Exclusive Blu Ray Cut Scene


Entertainment Weekly got an exclusive Cut Scene from the Saga Blu Ray set. Check out the extended Hoth Han & Leia Argument. It's a bit more firey, and has our fans chatting up these scenes in Our Blu Ray Thread. It's interesting to think how this could've changed the way we viewed their relationship.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

JD Give Away - "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Set


We're running another give-away, this time for the SDCC "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Box Set! This exclusive became a headache for many collectors, but we're giving you a shot at getting one for free! Click the link so you have all the details you need to join, and remember the contest ends Sept. 12th. Thanks, and good luck!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 | Scott Pearson

2011 Vintage Mail-Away Posted


Hasbro has posted the redemption certificate and information for the 2011 Vintage Proto Boba Fett Mail-Away, after much waiting! You can print out the Order Form and start mailing away now. Check the links for the details to get yours!

Monday, September 5, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Bastilla Shan Surfaces


The latest Fan's Choice figure expected in the line surfaced overseas! Check out Bastilla Shan by clicking the image above, and get chattering about her (and her wave) in Our Forums! New stuff shouldn't be too far away. Then again... where's the last wave?

Sunday, September 4, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

G.I. Joe Q&A - Round 11


Our latest round of G.I. Joe Q&A came back to us this weekend! Check it out, and when you're done be sure to visit our Joe Defender Forums for the latest scuttlebutt!

Sunday, September 4, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Death Star Trench Set Listed


TRU.com has listed the exclusive Death Star Trench Run Set on their website now! For $99.99 you'll be able to pick up this set in stores, and likely on the site as well at some point.

Saturday, September 3, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us Sale - 9/2 to 9/5


Toys R Us is running a sale this holiday weekend on select Star Wars items. Among them appears to be $25 Off the Deluxe Slave-I boxed set, and $30 Off the Big AT-AT! Stop in and see what you can find.

Saturday, September 3, 2011 | 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, September 2, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Defender Wishlists 2011: Tournament of Champions


With the announcement of a new Hasbro Fan's Choice poll, we are going to use the Defender Wishlists as basis for the final list. Because of this and to make sure your voice is heard, we are extending the final voting window to next Friday the 9th. Visit our forums for more details.

Friday, September 2, 2011 | Scott Pearson

JD Give Away - "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Set


We're running another give-away, this time for the SDCC "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Box Set! This exclusive became a headache for many collectors, but we're giving you a shot at getting one for free! Click the link so you have all the details you need to join, and remember the contest ends Sept. 12th. Thanks, and good luck!

Friday, September 2, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New From Gentle Giant Ltd.


New items from Gentle Giant Ltd. were posted for pre-order! Check out the Web Exclusive AT-RT Maquette & Premiere Guild Bespin Han Mini-Bust!

Thursday, September 1, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News - Big Bad Toy Store


Site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store sent word on new items and clearance items as well! Read on and check it out.

Thursday, September 1, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Announces New Star Wars Fan's Choice Poll


The word is out, and Hasbro has sent word that a new Star Wars Fan's Choice Poll is coming! Read on for the full press release. Without ICMG and Fleet Troopers, who will we vote for!? Also, note the last part of the release in what style Clone Wars figures would be done.

Thursday, September 1, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

JD Give Away - Indiana Jones "Lost Wave" Winner!


We're proud to announce that forumite JediMoses won the SDCC Indiana Jones "Lost Wave" Set! Thank you to everyone who entered, and stay tuned, as we'll be announcing another SDCC Exclusive Give-Away in the very near future!

Thursday, September 1, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Hi-Res Hasbro Images


We received some new images from Hasbro of the Target Exclusive Vintage Luke's Landspeeder & Vintage Luke's Taun-Taun. Seems like everyone's favorite farmboy is taking over the red dot aisles this year! Read on to check them out!

Thursday, September 1, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

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