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September 2012


The Clone Wars Season 5 Kicks Off!


The Clone Wars kicked off Season 5 this weekend, and now you can explore the episode Revival on the Official Site. You can watch the full episode, commentary, images and more, so check it out!

Sunday, September 30, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Thoughts For A Friend

We learned a fellow member of the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society, and local friend and forumite here on Jedi Defender, Blue_Harvester, recently underwent surgery. I wanted to take time out to wish him well in his recovery, and send all our thoughts and best wishes to him and his family! We're looking forward to seeing you again soon Dave!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

The Empire Strikes Out... Tonight!


Lego's The Empire Strikes Out cartoon premieres tonight at 8PM EST on Cartoon Network! These cartoons have been a hit with kids and adults alike, and this one is sure to deliver more cute mini-figure animation. Check out details and a trailer on the Official Site.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Steel City Con - Dec. 7th to 9th


Pittsburgh's Steel City Con returns December 7th, 8th, & 9th to the Monroeville Convention Center! And Star Wars fans will be geeked to know that Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca himself, has signed on for an appearance! Check out the site, and start planning your trip!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

PSWCS - 2012 Charity Medallion


The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society has a limited number of this year's charity medallion they're selling. The medallions are officially authorized by Lucasfilm, and proceeds go to charity. 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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Deluxe Dropship Coming Soon


Coming soon to Hasbro Toy Shop, they've now listed the Deluxe Dropship w/Clone Pilot! It's not available yet, but it seems maybe Hasbro is trying hard to get items up on their site for collectors! Thanks to forumite smashwitdaclub for the heads up in Our Forums

Friday, September 21, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

1/6 TPM Obi-Wan Pre-Orders Live


Sideshow Collectibles posted their pre-orders for their 1/6 Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi, and fans will definitely want the exclusive version! It includes an additional headsculpt, which is particularly angry. Perfect for Padawans that just lost their master to a Sith punk!

Thursday, September 20, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Wolf Pack Now Online Only?


Just at Celebration VI, Hasbro said the 104th Battallion "Wolf Pack" Clone Troopers Set would be a Wal-Mart Exclusive. Well things change, and it seems that this set is now an Online Exclusive, and is available at Hasbro Toy Shop for pre-order! $29.99 is the price, but if you order with friends you could save on shipping.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant News - Jumbo Rocket Fett Pre-Order


When it rains it pours, and it's pouring at Gentle Giant Ltd. today! Pre-orders are also now up for the Jumbo Rocket Firing Boba Fett as well! For $85 you can own this vintage holy grail, jumbo sized!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant News - Jumbo Cantina Pre-Orders!


Gentle Giant Ltd. has made dreams come true, and finally put the Jumbo Pop-Up Vintage Cantina available for pre-order on their site! It'll set you back a hefty $89, but Vinty Jumbo collectors won't want to miss this!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow News - 1/6 TPM Obi-Wan Gallery


Sideshow Collectibles has revealed their 1/6 The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi figure! Sure you're sick of TPM, but this is another outstanding addition to the 1/6 collection from Sideshow. Pre-orders kick off this Thursday!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us Sale - This Week!


Toys R Us reminded collectors that they too have an in-demand exclusive still, and reports are still surfacing of the New Speederbike being found! With their Buy-2-Get-1-Free sale this week, you could army build rather nicely, if you can find them.

Monday, September 17, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Ewoks & AT-ST Crew At Sears


The last time you bought a Star Wars toy at Sears might have been to pick up a Creature Cantina Playset, but put them on your toy runs now! I spotted some of the Ewok & AT-ST Crew 2-Packs at a Pittsburgh Sears Grand store this evening, same price as at K-Mart.

Sunday, September 16, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Target Sale - This Week!


Still have your Darth Maul Returns receipt? Get it price matched because it's on sale for $18.99 this week! Also look for Fighter Pods, Battlepacks, select Lego, and more on sale this week at the big red dot!

Sunday, September 16, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Kmart Exclusive Endor Figure 2-Packs Hit Retail


Heads up Ewok fans! The exclusive Ewok Scouts and Endor AT-ST Crew sets are now arriving at Kmart stores! I was lucky enough to score the sets today at my local Kmart here in Minnesota. Check out the JediDefender Forums for some loose pics of the figures.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 | Jeff Smentek

K-Mart Vintage AT-ST Fix Tutorial


When the K-Mart Vintage AT-ST was released, people were anxious to see this toy making a comeback in a Vintage package. Problems arose with it immediately though, and the issues with it falling over ruined the toy for many. Read on to see how anyone can fix their Walker now, and not fear it taking a dive off your collection shelves!

Thursday, September 13, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Entertainment Earth Reveals Exclusive Maquette!


Site sponsor Entertainment Earth let the cat out of the bag today on what their big Star Wars exclusive is! It's the GG Biker Scout Ewok Attack Maquette! Get yours now for $10 off too, for just $89.99!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant News - Emperor Palpatine Mini-Bust


Gentle Giant Ltd. has released info on how to obtain the highly anticipated Emperor Palpatine Mini-Bust! For Premium Guild Members they can score this for a low $49, otherwise it'll set you back $70 bones.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us Sale - This Week!


Toys R Us is running another sale this week! Buy-1-Get-1 50% Off on Star Wars merchandise, which is especially nice with more Ewok & Yavin packs showing up, and the new Speederbike w/Scout hitting! Happy hunting to all our readers, and good luck on good scores.

Sunday, September 9, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Entertainment Earth - Mystery Star Wars Exclusive


Site sponsor Entertainment Earth teased, via twitter, they've lined up a Star Wars exclusive! What could it be? When will it be available? Are they capitalizing on exclusives drying up at brick & mortar retail perhaps? Stay tuned to our front page Wednesday for the news, and pop into Our Forums to throw random guesses out!

Saturday, September 8, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Darth Maul Returns Found!


Forumite Phruby scored the Darth Maul Returns pack at his local California Target today! For $19.99 it's actually a pretty good deal these days, and is something positive for fans in our Clone Wars Forums, finally!

Saturday, September 8, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Speederbikes Arriving Everywhere!


Initialy they were spotted on the West Coast like by our good friend Darth_Anton, who shared some pictures with us. Since then though, the New Speederbike w/Scout has been hitting Toys R Us stores from coast to coast! Happy hunting folks.

Saturday, September 8, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Darth Maul Returns... Soon


JD Twitter follower and friend @DarthChuckMC tweeted us to say that his Target has already reset with a spot for the Darth Maul Returns battlepack! This Clone Wars set will be hitting shelves soon, so start putting Target back on your toy runs.

Thursday, September 6, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Night Sister Numbers Dwindling


Friend of the site Hobbystock posted a number of new figures for sale, but among them was the Nightsister figure from the Darth Maul Returns pack! She's dwindling fast with only a handful left, so get one now.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

Series 8 Mini-Figs At Wal-Mart Now


The title says it all for our site's devoted mini-figure fans! The Series 8 Lego Mini-Figs are now also at Wal-Mart stores! I found them this weekend in the Pittsburgh area!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

K-Mart B-Wing Noses Down Further


The K-Mart B-Wing, long on the clearance shelves now, has seen a steeper discount. My local friend Jim picked up a couple for $10 each today, and I saw one myself as well! Now is the time, as even the packaging is worth that price.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 | Jesse McCracken

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