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October 2011


New Discount Codes for Entertainment Earth


Have you had your eye on something in-stock over at Entertainment Earth but have been waiting for the right time to buy? Well starting tomorrow, two new coupon codes will be available - enter 2011EE5 at checkout to get $5 off your order of $50 or more, or enter 2011EE10 at checkout to get $10 off your order of $90 or more! Codes will be valid November 1st through December 5th, 2011.

Monday, October 31, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 12" Episode 1 Obi-Wan Revealed


Sideshow Collectibles has updated their production blog with a new video revealing their upcoming 12" Episode 1 Obi-Wan Kenobi figure. Keep an eye on upcoming Sideshow Newsletters for the priority pre-order details!

Monday, October 31, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Premium Format Tarkin Pre-Order


The only guy other than the Emperor that could bark an order at Vader and live to tell about it has his premium format figure up for order now! Go get your Premium Format Grand Moff Tarkin from Sideshow Collectibles!

Sunday, October 30, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow 1:6 Scale Holiday Yoda Pre-Order


It looks like Sideshow Collectibles' Spooktacular has another new Star Wars pre-order for us today. In addition to the 12" Utapau Shadow Trooper figure (see below), Sideshow is now taking pre-orders for the 1:6 scale Holiday Yoda figure. It must be the Santa costume, inspired by Lucasfilm's 1981 greeting card by Ralph McQuarrie, that qualifies Holiday Yoda for this Halloween promotion!

Thursday, October 27, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 12" Utapau Shadow Trooper In-Stock


Sideshow Collectibles' Spooktacular event brings us another new Star Wars product today. The 12" Utapau Shadow Trooper figure is in-stock and ready to ship. He's limited to just 1500 pieces worldwide, so grab one while you can!

Thursday, October 27, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Starspeeder 1000 Revealed


Disney's action figure-scaled Star Speeder 1000 has been revealed and is making the rounds! Head into our Our Forums to check this pretty sizable craft out, and marvel at the seemingly low $55 pricetag! It also has a December 2011 release date, so start lining up friends heading to a Disney resort!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Asajj Ventress Life-Size Bust Pre-Order


Sideshow Collectibles' annual Spooktacular brings us a new Star Wars product pre-order! Sideshow is now taking pre-orders for the Asajj Ventress Life-Size Bust. Click here to pre-order the standard edition or here to take advantage of the FLEXPay option.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Halloween Fun at the StarWars.com Blog


The Official Star Wars Blog has posted a pile of Star Wars themed Halloween items. First, check out the low-tech Star Wars Halloween Masks that you can print and wear to those costume parties this weekend. Second, there are some Spooky Star Wars Sounds that you can download to play while passing out the candy on Halloween. And finally, there are some Star Wars Pumpkin Stencils that you can use to decorate your pumpkins!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Clone Wars Preview - Darkness On Umbara


The Clone Wars kick back into high gear this Friday with a new storyline titled Darkness On Umbara. Check out the Preview Video, which implies the show is getting back to its namesake of Clones actually warring! That's nice.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


Arriving at your local comic shop this week is Star Wars: Crimson Empire III - Empire Lost #1 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait to read it? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for a preview to tide you over!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 1:6 Scale Holiday Yoda Revealed


Sideshow Collectibles has updated their production blog with a new video revealing their 1:6 scale Holiday Yoda figure. Keep an eye on upcoming Sideshow Newsletters for the priority pre-order details!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

TRU Republic Commandoes In Stock & On Sale


In case you missed them, the difficult-to-find exclusive Republic Commandos are back in stock at TRU.com and on sale for only $33.99 on top of it! Hurry and get your set now.

Monday, October 24, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

The Phantom Menace 3-D Trailer Online


If you haven't seen it yet, Bleeding Cool.com have posted the recently released The Phantom Menace 3-D Trailer online! Check it out, and get anxious for Star Wars on big screens again this February!

Monday, October 24, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Medicom Ultimate Unison Han Solo


Medicom Toy has announced the next figure in their Ultimate Unison 12" figure line! The Ultimate Unison Han Solo figure is based on his later saga movie appearances and includes his Endor trenchcoat and a rebreather mask. Look for Han to be released in Japan in June 2012.

Monday, October 24, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Reminder: Hasbro’s “Join the Jedi” Contest


If you've got kids, don’t forget to check out Hasbro's Join the Jedi website. The site is filled with great content for kids - you can learn lightsaber moves from a Jedi Master, turn yourself into a Jedi, or even upload a video for a chance at having your best lightsaber move featured in The Clone Wars animated series!

Monday, October 24, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

On Sale This Week at Target


In addition to the role-play items featured in this week's ad, you'll also find the Clone Wars basic Battle Packs on sale at select Target stores. The Battle Packs are ringing up at $16.99 each - that's a pretty good deal for three-figure sets when you compare them to the carded figure pricing!

Sunday, October 23, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

TRU Exclusives Sale - 10/23 to 10/29


Select Star Wars items are on sale this week at Toys R Us! The exclusive Y-Wing is $29.99, Battle Over Endor sets for $21.99, & exclusive Deluxe Vehicle w/Figure sets for $13.99. Might be a good week to hunt down some of the TRU exclusives it seems!

Sunday, October 23, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars: The Old Republic - "Fan Friday"


LucasArts has posted another new edition of Fan Friday, which showcases highlights from the Star Wars: The Old Republic on-line community. Click on over to check out the fan art, fan fiction, and more. And be sure to check out the look inside the Collector’s Edition of the game too!

Saturday, October 22, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro G.I. Joe Q&A - Round 11


While our Star Wars Q&A falters, we received another round of answers for our G.I. Joe Q&A! Read on to find out what answers we got back, and then jump into our Joe Defender Forums to discuss!

Saturday, October 22, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

2011 Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll Top 20 Revealed


Hasbro and Star Wars Insider have revealed the top 20 vote-getters that make up Phase Two of the 2011 Star Wars Fans' Choice Poll! Click here to check out the list and cast your vote! The winning figure will be announced at Hasbro's 2012 Collector-Fan Media Day event at Toy Fair next February.

(Not that anyone asked, but I'm pulling for Tzizvvt to win!)

Friday, October 21, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

'Search for Luke Skywalker' Battle Pack Hits Retail


An update to our story from earlier this week - the exclusive The Search for Luke Skywalker Battle Pack has also started hitting Target stores across the country. The set is just $24.99 and is listed under DPCI # 087-06-1749.

Friday, October 21, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Legendary Darth Maul Pre-Order


Sideshow Collectibles is now taking pre-orders for the awesome, yet expensive Legendary Scale Darth Maul figure! Click here to pre-order the standard edition or click here to take advantage of the FLEXpay option.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Tedn D'hai and Nalan Cheel 2-Pack


Sideshow Collectibles has updated their website to announce a new retailer exclusive. The Tedn D'hai and Nalan Cheel figure 2-pack will be sold exclusively by Sideshow Collectibles' retail partners. Be sure to visit your local comic or collectibles shop that carries Sideshow products to pre-order yours!

Thursday, October 20, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Premium Format Tarkin Update


Sideshow Collectibles has also updated their facebook page with a new preview image of the upcoming Premium Format Tarkin figure! Head on over the site and "like" Sideshow (if you haven't already) to see the full teaser pic!

Thursday, October 20, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Insider Holiday Discount Offer


Titan Magazines is offering a Holiday Subscription Offer on Star Wars Insider. Order now and you can get 30% off your subscription, just $39.99 for 8 issues. Follow the link for all the details on the three easy ways to subscribe.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Legendary Darth Maul Preview


Just a reminder that Sideshow Collectibles' Legendary Scale Darth Maul figure will be available for priority pre-order through the Sideshow Newsletter on Thursday, October 20th. To whet your appetite for this amazing (and expensive) figure, Sideshow has posted the product image gallery a bit early!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

JD Review: 2012 Naboo Pilot & Ric Olie


On the heels of the 2011 NYCC, we've got a new review for you of the 2012 Naboo Pilot & Ric Olie figures courtesy of Hobbystock.cn! These figures are pretty outstanding, and set the bar pretty high for all the 2012 Episode 1 figures coming our way. Read on for the details!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Season 3 - On Sale Today!


It's easy to get lost in the con coverage, but The Clone Wars Season 3 on DVD & Blu-Ray went on sale today! Not the best season, but still had some highlights. Pick it up on your way home this afternoon.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Knight Errant - Deluge #3 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait to read it? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for a preview to tide you over!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

NYCC Star Wars Hasbro Slide Presentation


We've posted Hasbro's NYCC Star Wars Slide Presentation for your viewing pleasure. Check it out, and when you're done, visit Our Forums where we've been discussing all the news/info out of the show since it began!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sam Witwer Rejoining Clone Wars Cast


We Reported this past Summer that LFL Voice Actor Sam Witwer would be returning to The Clone Wars this season! Now, pop culture site Nuke The Fridge is reporting the character he's returning to voice! Spoiler warnings apply if you're avoiding everything, but this one's been fairly well known that he's coming back.

Monday, October 17, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Target Exclusives Found


Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting the Target Exclusive Vintage Taun-Taun & Vintage Landspeeder have both been found! They're ringing up $24.99 and under the same DPCI # for the assortment. Check them out for the #, and happy hunting!

Monday, October 17, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Light Up Your Life with Lightsaber Candlesticks


ThinkGeek has listed a new Star Wars Lightsaber Candlestick coming in early December. Click on over to check out the candlestick, which was inspired by Darth Vader’s lightsaber hilt. It will go nicely in your home with your Darth Vader toaster and your Darth Vader spatula!

Monday, October 17, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Inside the Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side


The Official Star Wars Blog has posted a great preview of the Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side, a collection of Sith texts written throughout galactic history and gathered in one volume. Click on over to check out the book, which was written by Dan Wallace and will be available February 10, 2012.

Monday, October 17, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Vintage Wave 9 At Wal-Mart


We've gotten reports from around the country that Vintage Wave 9 is now also being found at Wal-Mart stores, and in fairly good quantity. This means most of the major retailers are getting this wave in, so happy hunting! But where did Wave 7 go!?

Sunday, October 16, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

On Sale This Week at Target


This week at Target, you'll find selected basic action figure lines on sale for just $6.99 each. The sale includes the Saga LEgends and Clone Wars lines, with both popping up on special action figure endcaps at many stores. Also, select Star Wars LEGO sets are also on sale!

Sunday, October 16, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

On Sale This Week at Toys R Us


This week at Toys R Us, you can get a FREE LEGO Star Wars Battle Pack (regular price $14.99) with any LEGO construction set purchase of $40 or more. Choose from the Clone Troopers, Mandalorians, Snow Troopers, or Echo Base Trooper Battle Packs (as usual, selection may vary by store).

Sunday, October 16, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

New York Comic Con 2011 - Hasbro Booth Update


We've posted a few more photos from Hasbro's booth at New York Comic Con in our Image Database for the show. Follow the link to check out the pics, which include the best shots we've got so far of the Hasbro Panel Presentation.

Saturday, October 15, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG Update


LucasArts has updated the Star Wars: The Old Republic website with a pair of stories from New York Comic Con. First, check out the new Game Systems page, which offers more details about the Operations (quests) in the game. Second, there is the new game trailer, Signs of War, which debuted at NYCC.

Saturday, October 15, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars: Choices of One Paperback Preview


The Official Star Wars Blog has revealed the cover for the paperback version of Star Wars: Choices of One from author Timothy Zahn. The paperback edition of the book will hit bookstores on June 26, 2012 (the hardcover and ebook edition are already available).

Saturday, October 15, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

NYCC 2011 - Dark Horse Comics Announcements


Dark Horse Comics took advantage of the ‘comic’ part of New York Comic Con and announced three new Star Wars comic series, along with a few new story arcs planned for two of the currently running series. Click on through for all the details on the upcoming stories, which include a trip back to the dawn of the Jedi and a look forward to the death of Boba Fett!

Friday, October 14, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

JD's NYCC Coverage Begins


Our own Paul Mundheim is in the Big Apple for New York Comic Con, and has started uploading pictures to the Jedi Defender Facebook Page so you get galleries quickly! Head in now, check it out, and love that Death Star Trooper (and all the other goodies too of course)!

Thursday, October 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New York Comic-Con Underway


New York Comic-Con is happening as we speak, and images are already trickling in from preview night. New Episode 1 figures, new vehicles, repackaged products, new line looks, and more! We'll be posting news as it comes in to the site, and hope for some great tidbits from the convention over the next couple days! Stay tuned for more!

Thursday, October 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Online G.I. Joe Exclusives For Pre-Order


Site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store has posted pre-orders for the new G.I. Joe 7-Packs! You can order Slaughter's Marauders for $49.99, Dreadnoks for $49.99, or Both Sets for $89.99! Order now and let 'em know Jedi Defender sent you!

Thursday, October 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

1/6 Scale Bacara Pre-Order


You can now order Sideshow Collectibles' Regular Edition and Exclusive Edition 1/6 Scale Commander Bacara figures! They're cranking out CC's like mad, so don't miss out on this one.

Thursday, October 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

The Phantom Menace 3-D Poster Revealed


The Official Site posted an article on all the Darth Maul happenings this spring, including revealing the new The Phantom Menace 3-D poster for the first time! Check it out, and notice some pretty important characters are absent from it.

Thursday, October 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Teases 12" Utapau Shadow Trooper


Sideshow Collectibles has updated their 2011 Spooktactular Countdown with a teaser for a new 12" Utapau Shadow Trooper figure. Look for more details during their week-long 2011 Spooktacular Celebration, October 24th - 31st!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

A Dead Prequel Character in The Clone Wars?


Entertainment Weekly has posted a new spoiler for Season Four of The Clone Wars. A certain 'dead' prequel movie character will indeed be making that rumored appearance in the series next Spring. Click here if you don't mind being spoiled on which previously dead character will be making a come-back!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Mills Fleet Farm Toyland Opening October 15th


A heads-up for all our Midwestern readers - Mills Fleet Farm stores will be opening their annual Toyland section this Saturday, October 15th! Once again this year, the Toyland Catalog shows the Star Wars Vintage Collection, Clone Wars, and Saga Legends basic figures priced at $6.89 each. Be sure to hit your local Fleet Farm store Saturday @ 7am to check out the deals!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

1/6 Bacara Image Gallery


Sideshow's Image Gallery for the 1/6 Scale Commander Bacara Figure has been posted! Check out the Galactic Marine Commander in all his glory, and get ready for the pre-order on Thursday!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week


Arriving at your neighborhood comic book shop this week are two new comics from Dark Horse - Star Wars: Invasion - Revelations #4 and Star Wars: The Old Republic - The Lost Suns #5. Can't wait to read them? Then follow the links for previews to tide you over!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars: The Old Republic - AI Companions


LucasArts has updated the Star Wars: The Old Republic website with another Developer Blog Post on the Companion Characters that will be available in the game. Companions are designed to complement your characters strengths or weaknesses and provide company for the epic journey ahead.

Monday, October 10, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow Collectibles "Ask Sideshow" Update


Sideshow Collectibles has posted a few new Star Wars related questions in their latest Ask Sideshow session. Follow the link for hints at 12" EU Sith figures, a 12" Snowtrooper, a possible Carbon Freeze Chamber set and more!

Monday, October 10, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Vintage Wave 9 At K-Mart


On a store report tip from Jedi Temple Archives, I was able to stop into my local K-Mart and score a full set of Vintage Wave 9. Some like to blow off the K, but I've seen every wave of Vintage there at least once. And with their Rewards program I saved $17 off the 7 figures I bought!

Monday, October 10, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Discount Deluxe At TJ Maxx


Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that TJ Maxx stores are getting older Deluxe Figure w/Vehicle sets in for $9.99. Stop by and you may luck out!

Saturday, October 8, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

1/6 Scale Bacara Revealed


Sideshow Collectibles once again dazzles with another 1/6 Scale Clone Commander. This time fans can look forward to the unique and mysterious Commander Bacara! Full reveal is on 10/11, and the pre-orders are 10/13, so stay tuned!

Saturday, October 8, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

TRU Republic Commandoes Are Back


Just in the nick of time, the TRU Exclusive Republic Commandoes set is available online! It's eligible for free shipping and should net you a free Cmdr. Blackout as well! Since we feel partially responsible for these guys returning to retail, with improvements, we're glad to see it become available again!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Preview - Mercy Mission


This week's preview for The Clone Wars is posted. Check out the Mercy Mission video at the Official Site. It'd be interesting to see a certain EU Jedi make an appearance in this episode.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Proto Boba Fett's Arriving!


Thanks to forumite JACKOFTRADZE, we've gotten word that the 2011 Mail-Away Prototype Boba Fett figure is beginning to show up on people's doorsteps! Check out the pictures on Our Forums, and as always a big thanks to JACK for sharing with us!

Monday, October 3, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Another 2012 Episode 1 Figure Teaser


Another 2012 Episode 1 figure has turned up! This time on Ebay, it's the new Gungan Scout. Looks like he'll be a nice companion to the last Warrior with the horn too! Who knew Gungan figures could be this nice!? Hasbro is sure making it easy to have a nice army of them.

Monday, October 3, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

On Sale This Week at Toys R Us


This week at Toys R Us, the exclusive Clone Wars Commander Blackout figure is FREE with any Star Wars action figure, vehicle or role play purchase of $30 or more. In addition, they are continuing the "2-for-$12.99" basic figure sale this week and offering $10 off the Vintage Collection Y-Wing!

Sunday, October 2, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Vintage Collection Wave 9 In-Stock at EE


Vintage Collection Wave 9 is now in-stock at Entertainment Earth! The wave includes some repacks, some "Revenge" carded variants, and three brand new figures - VC68 Rebel Trooper (Echo Base), VC69 Bastila Shan, and VC70 Ponda Boba (Walrus Man). UPDATE: Back in stock! Grab 'em while you can!

Saturday, October 1, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG Update


LucasArts has updated the Star Wars: The Old Republic website with a new Galaxy Map. Click on over to check out the five major sectors of the Known Galaxy, updated profiles of the game's planets, and interactive models of the player Starships you'll be flying.

Saturday, October 1, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

Dark Horse Comics Star Wars Blog Update


Dark Horse Comics has updated their blog with new preview pages from Crimson Empire III - Empire Lost, the continuing adventure of former Imperial Guardsman Kir Kanos. Look for issue #1 of Crimson Empire III to hit comic book shops at the end of the month!

Saturday, October 1, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

adidas Star Wars Campus 80s Wampa Shoes


adidas has created some crazy Star Wars themed items in the past, but their latest may be the craziest yet. The Wampa Shoes offer up a faux Wampa fur upper (made from horsehair) and a special Wampa tongue badge. Pricey at $150 a pair, but definitely unique!

Saturday, October 1, 2011 | Jeff Smentek

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