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Hot Wheels new "Elite" Series offers up its first Episode VII product announcement -

Star Wars The Force Awakens New Starship Hot Wheels Elite Die-Cast Vehicle - Coming in May 2016 ($69.99)

"From Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, comes this 1:18 scale Hot Wheels Elite Starship Hot Wheels Elite Die-Cast Vehicle. The Force Awakens Starship measures approximately 6-inches long and features opening parts and attachable landing gear. The Force Awakens Starship Includes a display stand and is packaged in a polyfoam closed black box. More details to come."


EE has a few other "Eilte Series" too... ANH X-Wing, ESB TIE Fighter, and ROTJ Falcon.  They say 1:18 scale, but if the Falcon is only 6" long that's obviously NOT a real 1:18 scale. :P

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Other Collectibles / Bandai Movie Realization Samurai Star Wars
« on: November 24, 2014, 11:08 AM »
Starting a thread for these...  CollectionDX has a new look at the Stormtrooper figure.

I think the flint-lock E11 is my favorite part...  he'll look great with the previously announced Darth Vader figure.

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Other Collectibles / Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« on: November 21, 2014, 01:28 PM »
Starting a separate thread for these...

The Darth Vader kit has been released in Japan.  Gunjap has a great photoreview of what comes in the kit for those that are curious to see.

The Stormtrooper kit should be out in December.

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Other Collectibles / Tamashii (Bandai) S.H.Figuarts Star Wars Figures
« on: October 31, 2014, 12:40 PM »
Hmm... we don't have a thread for these yet?  Odd.  Now we do, I guess.   :D

In addition to the previously revealed Darth Vader and Stormtrooper figures, Bandai Tamashii Nations are planning ANH Han Solo and ANH Luke Skywalker figures too. 

Han and Luke prototypes are apparently on display at the Tamashii Nations 2014 event at Akihabara, which is going on this week.  Despite all the NO PHOTOS ALLOWED signs surrounding the figures, pics are starting to pop up online


It's worth noting that the Tamashii Nations event is notorious for revealing/showing items that are NOT intended for release yet.  There are often prototypes displayed for informational purposes (highlighting figures that were sculpted but ultimately rejected for retail due to cost or other issues) or prototypes that are being displayed to gauge fan reaction in order to determine whether they should be released or scrapped.  Not saying this is for sure the case with Han and Luke, but you never know...

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Joe Defender / GI Joe - The Black Series?
« on: October 22, 2014, 05:27 PM »
Saw this rumored on Twitter so I thought I'd post it here sine HissTank is usually pretty reputable...
 
G.I. Joe Black Series Snake Eyes with Timber SDCC 2015 Launch Date?

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / NYCC 2014
« on: September 25, 2014, 11:29 AM »
I'll be attending NYCC this year, including Hasbro's 'Twas the Night Before party on Wednesday October 8th, so I thought I'd start up a thread...

The Hasbro party invite is promising "new reveals" for Star Wars - sure hope that means NEW new reveals and not just stuff they've already teased or shown in press pics.   :P

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The Bullpen / Marvel "Super Awesome Me" Action Figures
« on: September 18, 2014, 11:18 AM »
Get your own Super Awesome Marvel 12" Iron Man or Captain America figure!

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Think you'd look just as good as Tony Stark in an Iron Man suit? Beginning this week, you can test that theory for real.

Hasbro and 3DPlusMe are teaming on the Super Awesome Me experience, allowing kids of all ages to see their face on a customized Iron Man or Captain America action figure. The initiative launches on Friday as part of Disney Consumer Products' Marvel Super Hero September in 10 Walmart and two Sam's Club stores around the country.

Locations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston will be outfitted with special in-store scanning stations where the machine will capture the likeness of potential superheroes, folks choose between the two characters, and their Super Awesome Me toy a personalized 12-inch articulated figure with a full-color printed head for $45 will be available to pick up at Walmart stores or shipped to Sam's Club members in four weeks.

Visit SuperAwesomeMe.com for a complete list of participating stores
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I wonder how long before Disney does this for Clone Troopers and/or Stormtroopers...?   :D

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Other Collectibles / Square Enix Play Arts Kai Star Wars Figures
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:58 AM »
Great news everyone!  Another Japanese toy company (Square Enix) will be adding Darth Vader to their larger-scale figure line (Play Arts Kai).   :P

http://collectiondx.com/news_item/91714/play_arts_kai_star_wars_darth_vader

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JD Sports Forum! / NHL 2014-15
« on: September 10, 2014, 11:55 AM »
Well, we did our games draft last weekend and training camp is right around the corner so I thought it was time for a new thread... :)

After all the drafting, ticket-swapping, and game-sharing was agreed to, it looks like I'm set for 12 games this year for my 1/4 share:

Thu, Oct 23 Phoenix
Sun, Nov 16 Winnipeg
Sat, Nov 29 St. Louis
Wed, Dec 17 Boston
Fri, Jan 2 Toronto
Thu, Jan 8 Chicago
Mon, Jan 19 Columbus
Mon, Feb 9 Vancouver
Tue, Feb 24 Edmonton
Sun, Mar 8 Colorado
Sat, Mar 28 Los Angeles
Sat, Apr 4 Detroit

A nice mix.  Four from the Central (WIN, STL, CHI, COL), four from the Pacific (PHX, LA, VAN, EDM), and four from the Eastern Conference (TOR, DET, BOS, CBJ). 

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Star Wars Rebels / TRU Reveal the Rebels: Jedi Battle Pack
« on: September 3, 2014, 11:11 PM »
Let the jerking around of the Rebels collectors commence!

ToysRUs Exclusive: Reveal The Rebels: Jedi Reveal Revealed

Hope the Rebels collectors enjoy spending $20 for the exclusive Hologram Obi-Wan "Secret Figure" since you'll already have the basic Kanan and Ezra by the time it comes out!  ;)

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LEGO / LOTR / Hobbit LEGO
« on: July 29, 2014, 04:09 PM »
Please join the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings LEGO discussion here -

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=87.0

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LEGO / DC Comics LEGO
« on: July 29, 2014, 04:06 PM »
Please join the DC Comics LEGO discussion here -

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=21730.0

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LEGO / Marvel Comics LEGO
« on: July 29, 2014, 04:05 PM »
Please join the Marvel Comics LEGO discussion here -

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=21732.0

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Other Collectibles / Revoltech Star Wars Figures
« on: July 29, 2014, 01:00 PM »
Yet another new license is awarded to a Japanese toy/collectibles company - Disney cashes in again!

Sorry I can't do up something nicer at the moment (too busy at work), but www.taghobby.com has pics of the prototypes for the Revoltech Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, C-3PO, and R2-D2 figures that were shown at this past weekend's Wonder Festival in Japan!

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