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October 2005


Best Buy Exclusive Vader Unleashed


Thanks to this eBay auction, we've got a sneak peek at the Unleashed Vader that will be available at Best Buy starting tomorrow. Click on through for more pictures!

Monday, October 31, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Amazon.com Holo Emperor Deal


Just a reminder that the TRU exclusive Holographic Emperor Palpatine figure is now IN-STOCK at Amazon.com. You can grab the holo Sith Lord for $9.99 plus shipping, or you can get him for FREE - just add $30 worth of qualifying Star Wars products and the holographic emperor to your Shopping Cart and enter promotional code RTYBGBKTRUAS at checkout!

If you're looking for a way to spend that $30, there are plenty of TRU exclusive items in-stock to choose from - Obi-Wan's Utapau Jedi Starfighter, the Imperial Forces Hoth Battle Pack, and more!

Monday, October 31, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Custom Challenge Update


The end of October brings a close to another Monthly Customizing Challenge: Month 6 - Blue Harvest: Horror Beyond Imagination. Click on the thumbnail above to check out the custom figures created this month by the talented members of JediDefender's Customs Forum!

Think you've got what it takes to participate in the Monthly Customizing Challenge? Well then, head on into the forums for the details on Month 7 - Organic Separatists!

Monday, October 31, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Image Database Update: Clone Evolutions V.2


Another update to the JediDefender.com Image Database is here for your viewing pleasure. The Clone Evolutions V.2 are up for you to inspect every detail on them. Just click right here to check out the grey decoed grunts of the Republic and Empire!

Monday, October 31, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Carded Star Wars Transformers


You've seen them in their loose form, now see the upcoming Star Wars Transformers in their carded form. TFW2005.com shows us how Grievous, Luke, Obi-Wan and Vader will look hanging from the pegs when they hit stores in 2006. As shown in the cardback photos, Hasbro has even gone to the lengths of developing tech specs and bios for each of them.

Sunday, October 30, 2005 | Jesse Wall

New Review: Evolutions Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper


JediDefender.com has another review up for your reading pleasure. We're taking a look this time around at Hasbro's new experiment with "Evolutions Assortment". In particular we're going to look at the red hot Evolutions Clone Trooper To Stormtrooper set in all its army building glory. Do these troopers all live up to the hype though?

Hasbro's got a great concept going with the Evolutions Assortment and we can only hope it's something they continue in the future at some point. Check out the full review and as always feel free to come join us in our Toy Reviews Forum afterwards for some discussion and opinions of all kinds.

Saturday, October 29, 2005 | Jesse Wall

One Week Left!


There's only one week left in the Sideshow Collectibles Poll to determine the first Expanded Universe 12" Figure! Mara Jade has only a 14 vote lead, so it's going to come down to the wire -- get your vote in now if you haven't yet.

Saturday, October 29, 2005 | Jesse Wall

MR Celebrates the ROTS DVD Release


Master Replicas is joining in the excitement for the upcoming Revenge of the Sith DVD release by having a surprise sale! Check their site on November 1st starting at 9am Pacific time to see which items will be on sale - who knows what you'll find...

Friday, October 28, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Wal-Mart Box Sets In-Stock


The exclusive Revenge of the Sith DVD Collection Box Sets are now in-stock at Wal-Mart.com! Up for grabs are the Jedi 3-Pack, the Sith Lord 3-Pack, and the Clone Trooper 3-Pack all for the low price of $9.96 plus tax and shipping!

Friday, October 28, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

400% Kubrick Han and Luke


Janapese e-tailer Blister.jp is now taking pre-orders for two brand new 400% Star Wars Kubrick figures - Stormtrooper Han and Stormtrooper Luke! Each piece will be limited to 2000 and will retail for 8000 Yen (less if you pre-order, more when they hit eBay). Watch for these to ship in December of this year!

Friday, October 28, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Leia Immortalized By Sideshow


Sideshow Collectibles teases us today with a preview of their upcoming Premium Format Princess Leia! But for an even better look, check out the thumbnail above. There's no word yet on a release date or price, but you can be sure that info is coming!

Thursday, October 27, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Battle Damaged Bust-Ups For Everyone


As mentioned earlier, Gentle Giant is producing a 4-Pack of Clone Troopers. However, there appears to more to this story. StarWarsShop.com has an exclusive version of this 4-Pack - a Battle Damaged version! It is currently only available to Hyperspace members until October 25th when it will be up for everyone.

UPDATE: They are now available for everyone - go get 'em!

Thursday, October 27, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Holo Emperor at Amazon.com


The TRU exclusive Holographic Emperor Palpatine figure is now IN-STOCK at Amazon.com for $9.99 plus shipping! In addition, it appears that the TRU exclusive Holographic Yoda is back for a limited time as well! Go grab yours before they are gone!

UPDATE: It appears that the Holo figures are currently sold-out. If you missed out, keep checking as they are expected back soon...

Thursday, October 27, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Toys are #1


Have you wondered how well the Revenge of the Sith toys have sold this year? Wonder no more, as Lucasfilm released a press release today reporting that Star Wars toys are the #1 best-selling toy brand in the USA since April 2nd! Click on through for the full text of the press release!

Thursday, October 27, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Lucasfilm Animation Singapore Opens


The Official Site updates with news that Lucasfilm Animation Singapore has officially opened it's doors. The studio is already hard at work on it's first Star Wars Animated TV Show - Clone Wars! Head on over for all the details!

Thursday, October 27, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination Opens Today


The Official Site reminds us that the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit opens today at the Museum of Science in Boston. Looks like a lot of fun, and I'm hoping I can take a road trip to check it out before it's over.

Thursday, October 27, 2005 | Dave Castle

Gentle Giant Mini-Bust Updates


Boba_jp sends word that he has updated his image bank with some great new photos of the latest Gentle Giant Mini-Busts - Yoda from The Empire Strikes Back and Darth Vader from Revenge of the Sith! Head on over to Slave1.jp to check out the photos!

Thursday, October 27, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

RotS DVD Deals


Itís no surprise that this fallís biggest DVD release is bringing about some great promo offers from the big three retailers. Click on through for a comparison of the retailer promo items planned for next week!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

TRU Holo Emperor Found!


Time to start hitting those TRU stores for the exclusive Holographic Emperor Palpatine figure! This lucky reporter found the Holo Sith Lord hanging on the pegs at the local Toys R Us in Minnesota today. Currently priced at $9.99, the Holo Emperor will be part of a "buy $30 worth of Star Wars toys, get one free" promo in this weekend's TRU ad!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Episode 3 DVD Review


I managed to get my hands on a copy of the highly anticipated ROTS DVD scheduled to hit stores on November 1st. Check out my review, but be warned: spoiler material ahead, if you don't want to know about the deleted scenes or extra features, don't read any further.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005 | Dave Castle

William Hootkins Passes


Actor William Hootkins, best known to Star Wars fans as the Rebel Pilot Jek Porkins but whose acting career was vast and diverse, passed away recently after battling illness. JediDefender.com expresses its condolences to his family and friends.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

SW Choppers Update


Another Hasbro update today gives us a closer look at the Star Wars Customs (aka SW Choppers) planned for 2006! Have you wondered what it would be like for your favorite Star Wars characters to drive motorcycles? Me neither. Head on over to Hasbro and check them out anyway!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

More Force Battlers for 2006


Hasbro updates their website today with a look at new Force Battler figures for 2006! Obi-Wan Kenobi with Samurai armor? Head on over to Hasbro and judge for yourself!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

The Rykrof Enloe Series Continues...


Our Photonovel section at JediDefender is buzzing with the latest creation by forum member CHEWIE, Rykrof Enloe #15 - Edge of Death. He also gives us a sneak preview of the upcoming chapter #16 - Curse of Dathomir. Don't miss the action!

Monday, October 24, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Koto Shocktrooper Update


Boba_jp sends word that he has updated his image bank with some great new photos of the Kotobukiya Shocktrooper from Episode 3. Head on over to Slave1.jp to check out the photos of this TRU Japan exclusive!

Monday, October 24, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

New Review: Tarfful (Firing Bowcaster)


A new review is up here at JediDefender.com taking a look at the Wookiee Leader Tarfful. The final chapter in the Star Wars Saga saw the Wookiee species take center stage for the first time, and they've had their fair share of figures in 2005. Unfortunately not all those figures were winners, and Tarfful was probably among the weaker overall efforts. Read the Full Review Right Here though to see just what went well with the furry heroe, and what could've been done a bit better too.

When you're finished, feel free to stop by our Reviews Forum and share your thoughts on this figure or your own review with us.

Monday, October 24, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Free Litho From Best Buy


Best Buy is offering a free lithograph to its reward zone members for purchasing either Revenge of the Sith on DVD or Battlefront II. As an extra convenience, all Best Buy stores will be open at 8am on November 1st. Thanks to forum member Bill Cosby for the heads up!

Sunday, October 23, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Free Shipping at HasbroToyShop.com


HasbroToyShop.com is now offering free shipping for a limited time! Just enter SWFREESHIP at check-out for free shipping on any Star Wars order over $50 from now until October 26th! Now might be just the right time to stock up on Evolution Clones or Evolution Sith Lords!

Friday, October 21, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

ROTS DVD 3-Packs Have Hit Wal-Mart


Forum member Ryan brings us news that the 3-Packs of figures to commemorate the release of Revenge of the Sith on DVD have hit his local Wal-Mart! So keep your eyes peeled for them in your neighbourhood -- then feel free to voice your opinion on these in our forums.

Friday, October 21, 2005 | Jesse Wall

"New" GH 2-Packs for 2006


Hasbro updates their website today with "new" Galactic Heroes 2-packs planned for 2006. OK, so the figures in these sets aren't really "new" figures, but they are new to 2-pack format and have been repainted for the most part. Head on over for a closer look at the upcoming Hoth and Endor themed sets!

Thursday, October 20, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Unleashed Battle Packs Update


Hasbro updates again today with more info on the upcoming 2" scale Unleashed Battle Packs. Head on over for all the details on wave 1, which features the combatants from the Battle of Utapau!

Thursday, October 20, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Spike Lands Star Wars Saga


A number of sources are saying that Spike TV, the current home of that other series with "Star" at the beginning, has acquired the rights to air the entire Star Wars Saga, including Revenge Of The Sith, on television. The deal is reported to take effect April 2008, and to have cost a whopping $65 - $70 million for 6 years.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Titanium News!


Entertainment Earth brings us images of the upcoming Titanium Ultra and regular Titanium lines! Both lines are arriving January 2006 when you'll have to get used the "chase"...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Exclusives at the LA FIDM Exhibit


The Official Site updates with news of a few items exclusive to the Dressing A Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars exhibit currently running in Los Angeles. Head on over to check out the details, including info on how you can buy these exclusives even if you can't make it to LA to see the exhibit!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

EE Astromech Update


Entertainment Earth has posted a new photo of their upcoming exclusive Astromech 5-Packs! Click on the thumbnail above for a closer look at all 10 of the droids including newly added boxed photos. Be sure to pre-order yours today if you haven't already!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Koto Episode 3 Anakin


Boba_jp sends word that he has updated his image bank with some great new photos of the Koto Anakin Skywalker from Episode 3. Head on over to Slave1.jp to check them out!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

There is Another...


As mentioned earlier, Gentle Giant is producing a 4-Pack of Clone Troopers. However, there appears to more to this story. StarWarsShop.com has an exclusive version of this 4-Pack - a Battle Damaged version! It is currently only available to Hyperspace members until October 25th when it will be up for everyone.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 | Jesse Wall

New Review: Clone Commanders


A new review this week from JediDefender.com as we dish up another "Duel Review". This time we're pitting Commander Bacara against his Comrade-In-Arms, the #33 Clone Commander (who was non-descript till the Insider got to naming him). We're going to see how the tops of the Clone food chain match up, and who is clearly the better leader for your Grand Army! Read the Full Review Right Here and see where Hasbro succeeds and fails with each figure.

Of course when you're finished, please feel free to stop by our Reviews Forum and share your thoughts on this figure or your own review with us.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Revenge of the Jedi Mini Poster Shipping


For those of you lucky enough to order the Revenge of the Jedi Mini Sculpted Poster from Code 3 Collectibles, you'll be glad to know that your order is on its way! This great looking piece is sold out at Code 3.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Clone Wars DVD 3-Packs Update


Just days after appearing on eBay, Hasbro updates their website today with some great new photos of the upcoming Clone Wars Volume 2 DVD 3-Packs! Click on the thumbnail above for a nice group photo of the loose figures and be sure to heaad over to Hasbro for the details!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Choppers


Just when you thought it couldn't get any stranger, Hasbro finds yet another way to make money off the Star Wars brand. This time it's Star Wars Choppers! Click on the thumbnail above to check out Luke and Darth Vader on their custom rides.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

SW Transformers at EE


Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for the first wave of Star Wars Transformers! The first wave includes Darth Vader/TIE Fighter, General Grievous/Wheel Bike, and Obi-Wan Kenobi/Jedi Starfighter. Head on over and pre-order yours today!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Entertainment Earth Unveils Saga Hoth Wave


JediDefender.com sponsor Entertainment Earth has a sharp image of the upcoming "Hoth Wave" of Saga '06 figures, including an all-new General Veers, Major Derlin, Gonk Droid, and AT-AT Driver! Click the thumbnail above to get a closer look at some of the nice figures you have to look forward to. You can also pre-order them from EE while you're at it, so you're absolutely sure not to miss out on these often-asked-for figures.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars 'O Lanterns


Have fun this Halloween in Star Wars style! Andrew Gruner's website Ethergraphics.com hosts a number of patterns you can print out (.PDF Files in Adobe Acrobat) to use to carve your very own Star Wars Jack 'O Lanterns. Characters to carve include Darth Maul, Jabba the Hutt, Boba/Jango Fett, Darth Vader (pictured above), and of course Yoda. That's a whole lot of pumpkins to buy if you want the set, but these look great!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Trooper Evolution Update


Still trying to track down the Star Wars Evolution: Clone Trooper to Stormtrooper set? This set is currently in stock at HasbroToyShop.com for $19.99 plus shipping. If you are still waiting on your Amazon.com order, it might be time to cancel it and grab this one instead!

Monday, October 17, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro 3rd Quarter Results


Hasbro reported their 3rd quarter results today. Net revenues for the company were up 4% from a year ago, thanks in part to a strong performance from Star Wars products! Be sure to check out the full press release for all the gritty financial details!

Monday, October 17, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

MBNA Chrome C-3PO Photos


Boba_jp sends word that he has updated his image bank with some great new photos of the upcoming MBNA exclusive Chrome C-3PO mini-bust from Gentle Giant. Head on over to slave1.jp to check them out!

Monday, October 17, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Carded Unleashed Battle Packs - Wave 1


It appears that the first wave of Unleashed Battle Packs will be hitting the USA in time for Christmas. Click on the thumbnail above for a look at the first 4 sets courtesy of Action-HQ. Since many of the Asian e-tailers have these in stock now, look for them to hit the USA in the next month or so!

Monday, October 17, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Clone Wars 3-Packs Surfaced


The Wal-Mart Exclusive Clone Wars 3-packs featuring some repacked and some newly sculpted Clone Wars (animated style) figures, have surfaced on Ebay from seller red5sixx. The sets are due to hit Wal-Mart in December in honor of the Clone Wars DVD release.

Monday, October 17, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Target Aims Low


On a recent trip to Target I found that quite a number of Star Wars items were on sale, though not massive price-drops. Actually, pretty much every Star Wars toy in the aisle had a sale price, however the Plo Koon Starfighters and Coruscant Clone 5-packs were all still full price.

Everything else though, from basic figures to Deluxe, and Attacktix to Vader Voice Changers, had markdowns of varying amounts. The Exclusive TIE Fighter was even down a little bit to about $36. So now may be a chance to pick up some of those items you were holding off on and hoping to get a little bit cheaper at your local Target store.

Monday, October 17, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Attack of the Spuds


If you picked up a Darth Tater earlier this year, this news is for you! The Playskool Mr. Potato Head Spudtrooper has been spotted at retail stores and a few on-line retailers around the USA. Be sure to keep your eyes open for this spud on your next toy run!

Sunday, October 16, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Custom Challenge Update


With just two weeks left in October, it's time for an update on our latest Monthly Customizing Challenge: Month 6 - Blue Harvest: Horror Beyond Imagination. Head on into the Monthly Customizing Challenge thread to check out the progress!

Would you like to participate in the Monthly Customizing Challenge? Well then, head on into the Customs Forum for some great tips and free advice to get you started in the world of customizing!

Sunday, October 16, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Bust-Up Clone Trooper 4-Pack


Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for the Revenge of the Sith Clone Trooper Bust-Ups 4-Pack! This set comes packaged in a window box and each of the four Bust-Up Clones comes with interchangable arms! Head on over and pre-order yours today!

Friday, October 14, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Attakus METAL Figures Revealed


After seeing images of the mind-blowing Millennium Falcon and Death Star diorama revealed by Attakus, many people were left wanting more... Well, Attakus brings us pictures of the METAL figures that will be released to fit right into that diorama - Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2, C-3PO and 4 Stormtroopers! The question is, where are Luke, Leia and Chewie? Head over to Attakus to see all the pics!

Friday, October 14, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Emperor Bust Pre-Order


Entertainment Earth has just listed the Gentle Giant Emperor Bust, based off of the duel from Revenge of the Sith, for pre-order. Complete your journey to the Dark Side with the Star Wars Emperor Mini Bust!

Friday, October 14, 2005 | Chris Berry

New Review: Ask Aak (Republic Senator)


JediDefender.com chalks up another win in Hasbro's Revenge Of The Sith line with our latest review. This time around we're taking a look at Ask Aak (Republic Senator), Malastare's Senator-Extrodinaire, Palpatine Supporter, and the kind of weird background character the die-hard collector lives for. Read the Full Review Right Here and see how Hasbro made a dull character into a pretty interesting figure through lots of quality work.

Of course when you're finished, please feel free to stop by our Reviews Forum and share your thoughts on this figure or your own review with us.

Friday, October 14, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Lego in Stores Now


LEGO fans, take note! The latest exclusive sets have been spotted in stores now. The Target exclusive Ultimate Space Battle set has been spotted for around $50 as part of the recent toy resets. Also, the Episode III Collectorsí Set set has been spotted for around $60 at TRU stores across the country as well!

Thursday, October 13, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Recent Hasbro Updates


Hasbro has posted a trio of updates to their site today. First up, Hasbro offers us new photos of a few of the upcoming Target exclusives - the Duel at Mustafar figures and the Plo Koon Jedi Starfighter. Next, Hasbro has photos of last wave of Collection 1 figures. All of these items are in stores now, so start the hunt if you haven't already!

Thursday, October 13, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Unleashed Battle Packs Wave 2


Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for the second wave of Revenge of the Sith Unleashed Battle Packs! Included in this wave are the combatants from the battles of Kashyyyk and Felucia! Head on over and pre-order yours today!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Carded Covert Ops Clone


Thanks to seller RoboChris on Yahoo Japan, we can now see the final carded version of the upcoming Covert Ops Clone Trooper. An exclusive to StarWarsShop.com, it has already sold out, but it seems to have made its way to Japan! Click on the thumbnails above for the pictures.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Emperor Busted!


Gentle Giant continues their stunning line of Mini-Busts with a Revenge of the Sith version of the Emperor! It is expected to be released April 2006, so there's plenty of time to save your pennies for it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Wal-Mart Early Bird Update at Hasbro


Hasbro updates their website today with news regarding the exclusive Wal-Mart Early Bird Figures. Hasbro is now accepting completed certificates postmarked up to March 31, 2006 so there is still time to order your set. There are still a limited quantity of kits left at Wal-Mart so grab yours today if you haven't already!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Carded Separation of the Twins


The Official Site brings us some great pictures today of the upcoming "Separation of the Twins" figures! While we've known about these Wal-Mart exclusives for a while now, it's great to see finished version of both the figures and their unique cardbacks.

It appears they are re-releases of the Obi-Wan Pilot and Bail Organa figures with baby versions of Luke and Leia, respectively. The cards are a transition from the ROTS to the Saga Collection and look very sharp!

Monday, October 10, 2005 | Jesse Wall

New Review: Clone Troopers!


We here at JediDefender.com have a little twist to our "The Good... The Bad... & The Ugly" Review Column this week. This time there's a bit of a double-take as we closely inspect the Pros and Cons of both the basic carded Clonetroopers from the Revenge of the Sith line. Read the Full Review to get an in-depth comparison of what makes these figures great and where they could use some more training on Kamino. Also we'll see just which one is truly the Clone you want defending your Galactic Republic!

Of course when you're finished, please feel free to stop by our Reviews Forum and share your thoughts on this figure or your own review with us.

Saturday, October 8, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars Saga Wave 1


Entertainment Earth has just made the first wave (Jabba's Palace Theme) of the 2006 Star Wars Saga collection available for pre-order. Included in this set are Princess Leia - Boushh Disguise, Han Solo - Carbonite, Bib Fortuna, Barada, Chewbacca, and Boba Fett.

Friday, October 7, 2005 | Chris Berry

Charity Auctions Continue

Three more charity auctions have been posted, this time to help a specific forum member who was affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Friday, October 7, 2005 | Dave Castle

Unleashed Battle Packs Update


The gang at MouseDroid.com have done it again! Head on over and check out carded and loose photos of the upcoming Unleashed Battle Packs!

Thursday, October 6, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

2006 Carded Figures


The gang at MouseDroid.com have posted some new carded photos of the Battle of Carkoon wave, the first wave of figures in the 2006 line. Head on over and check out the photos and the details on the new mini-hologram pack-ins!

Thursday, October 6, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Galactic Heroes Update at Hasbro


Hasbro updates their website today with the next wave of Galactic Heroes. Head on over to check out the latest 2-packs, which are unfortunately mostly repaints and rehashes.

Thursday, October 6, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Two Chances to Win!


Master Replicas has two impressive giveaways currently that will last until December 15th. The first is a pair of gold plated Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader Force FX Lightsabers, the only set in existence. The second is a Wedges Antilles Snowspeeder, also a one of a kind prize. Good luck!

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 | Jesse Wall

JediDefender Image Database Update


Another update to the JediDefender Image Database! The JediDefender photography department has added brand new high-res loose and boxed shots of the Target exclusive Clone Attack on Coruscant Battle Pack! Head on in and check it out!

Tuesday, October 4, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender Image Database Update


Following up on our earlier report on the Target exclusives arriving at retail, the JediDefender photography department has updated the Image Database with brand new high-res loose and carded shots of the Target exclusive Duel at Mustafar figures - Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi!

Tuesday, October 4, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Best Buy Exclusive Vader Unleashed


Best Buy is preparing to offer an exclusive Darth Vader Unleashed! Apparently tied to the release of the DVD, the Vader Unleashed piece comes in a fancy new package (as pictured above). No firm word yet on if this is an actual variant or just a packaging variant, more details will be available soon!

Tuesday, October 4, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Attacktix Update at Hasbro


Hasbro updates their website today with a look at the next series of Attacktix figures! Head on over for a closer look at the two brand new starter sets for Series 2 as well as a downloadable PDF play guide that features all thirty of the booster pack figures from Series 2!

Tuesday, October 4, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

New Items Arriving at Target


Reports are coming into the JD newsroom that the Target fall exclusives are turning up in stores across the country. So far, the Clone Attack On Coruscant Battle Pack (DPCI# 087-06-0228), the Duel at Mustafar Deluxe Figures (DPCI# 087-06-0298), and the Plo Koon Jedi Starfighter (DPCI# 087-06-1204) have been found and the Utapau Shadow Trooper (DPCI# 087-06-0516) isn't far behind. It might be time to stop into your local Target and check it out!

UPDATE: Talk about timing, this reporter found his Clone Battle Pack today so they are definitely out there!

Tuesday, October 4, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Clone Evolution Paint Variant?


Thanks to forum member Diddly for pointing out something that I'd just caught last night myself. The Clone Evolutions Sandtrooper has a surprise paint variant already. The paint applications for the dirt/sand details have both a "smeared" and "sprayed" version. The smeared Sandtrooper seems to have been in the earlier shipped Clone sets while the sprayed version I found just yesterday at a local Toys R Us.

I supplied the best comparison shot of the two Sandtroopers that I could with my limited resources. The difference is very noticeable, and both paint details are applied by clearly different methods and look substantially different in quality. Click the image above to see a larger shot. The Trooper on the left is the "smeared" version and the right one is the "sprayed" version.

Tuesday, October 4, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Photo Novels at JD - Are You Caught Up?


Photo Novel guru and forum member CHEWIE has given us a teaser image for his upcoming photo novel, Rykrof Enloe #15 - Edge of Death. But you're going to have to wait a little to see what's coming up. In the meantime, be sure you're caught up on the latest action with Rykrof Enloe #14 - Survival!

Monday, October 3, 2005 | Jesse Wall

New Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi (With Pilot Gear)


JediDefender.com dishes out a new review this week, taking a close look at the latest figure of everyone's favorite fibber, Obi-Wan Kenobi (With Pilot Gear). And Hasbro doesn't disappoint with this one folks, as he's easily the best Obi-Wan figure from the prequal films, if not the entire modern line. Check out his full review, and let us all hope that Hasbro's got more figures like this one in store for our favorite Jedi characters from all the films!

Of course when you're finished, please feel free to stop by our Reviews Forum and share your thoughts on this figure or your own review with us.

Monday, October 3, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: New AMT/Ertl Model Pictures


Boba from Slave1.jp comes through with great images of the new AMT/Ertl model kits due out to retail sometime in the near future. Click the images above to check out the Corporate Alliance Tank Droid, Jedi Starfighter, and Droid Tri-Fighter.

UPDATE:

Slave1.jp does it again with an Amazing Hi-Res Gallery of the latest AMT/Ertl Model Kits we reported on last week. The pictures also include the upcoming B-Wing Fighter as well. The ships are likely to be much smaller than 1:18 scale (closer to 1:32 perhaps) but still the models look very impressive and a nice change of pace from the classic trilogy sets out at retail.

Monday, October 3, 2005 | Jesse McCracken

Image of Carded Wedge Antilles


The upcoming Wedge Antilles figure, an internet exclusive, has shown up on eBay! You can see that the card appears to be done in the style of the Original Trilogy Collection with its squared bubble, rather than the expected The Saga Collection that would have a more rounded shape, as shown here.

Monday, October 3, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Best Buy Exclusive 3D Poster


Code 3 Collectibles continues their line of sculpted posters, this time with the offical Revenge of the Sith poster. It will be limited to 5000 pieces and only be available through Best Buy for $79.99.

Sunday, October 2, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Battlefront II Trailer at SW.com


LucasArts has given us a little sample of what to expect from the sequel to the best selling Star Wars game ever by producing a trailer for the upcoming release. Battlefront II will hit the shelves on November 1st, just like the DVD release for Revenge of the Sith. You'd better head over to the Official Site now, because this trailer will blow you away!

Sunday, October 2, 2005 | Jesse Wall

Attakus Star Wars Diorama Update


A bit of news about the first Star Wars Diorama from Attakus - The Death Star Hangar! A few on-line e-tailers have started taking pre-orders and the details are staggering. The set will be sold in 2 pieces and each piece will be limited to 400. The first half will be the Falcon shell as pictured above, which is scheduled to include a metal Mouse Droid figurine and retail for approximately $2400. The second half will be the Death Star Hallway, which is scheduled to include a metal Stormtrooper Luke and retail for approximately $800.

Saturday, October 1, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

More for Clone Wars Volume 2?


Following up on their appearance in the Cargo Bay at the Official Site last week, the gang over at Chinese-StarWars have uncovered pictures of two of the upcoming Clone Wars Volume 2 figures - Commander Cody and a Episode 3 Clone Trooper! Click on the thumbnail above to check them out!

Saturday, October 1, 2005 | Jeff Smentek

Toy Shop Auctions for Katrina Relief


Toy Shop has put together an amazing group of collectibles that are being auctioned off to aid the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. The auctions are being run by Charity Folks for 2 weeks and will end on October 11th.

A number of Star Wars collectibles are involved - statues from Attakus and Sideshow, sabers and blasters from Master Replicas, 3D posters from Code 3 and even a gold/chrome Stormtrooper Bust from Gentle Giant! Don't miss your chance to get these collectibles and help out victims of Katrina - head to Toy Shop now.

Saturday, October 1, 2005 | Jesse Wall

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