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Star Wars Celebration 2019 Image Database Update

We've updated our Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 Image Database with all of the Hasbro Press Images that were made available during the convention. Follow the link to check out the high-res shots of new Black Series 6" figures, new Vintage Collection figures, and more!


The Rise of Skywalker Packaging Revealed

Lucasfilm has officially released a first look at the packaging design that will be used for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker merchandise on Triple Force Friday this fall. In addition, the packaging design will be used for products from The Mandalorian and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.


Star Wars Celebration Vintage Collection 3.75" Reveals

The Vintage Collection 3.75" figure line had a strong showing at Hasbro's Star Wars Celebration panel. Click here to check out the high-res photos of the Vintage Collection products shown at the panel.


Special Edition Retro Prototype 3.75" Darth Vader

Also announced at Star Wars Celebration yesterday was the exclusive Special Edition Darth Vader, a multi-colored addition to Hasbro's Retro Kenner Collection 3.75" figure line. Click here to check out high-res pics of this San Diego Comic-Con exclusive!


Black Series Role Play Luke's X-Wing Pilot Helmet

Hasbro has released press images for the items they revealed at their Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 panel! Click here to check out high-res photos of the newest addition to the Black Series Role Play line - Luke Skywalker's X-Wing Pilot Helmet!


Black Series 6" TPM 20th Anniversary Figures

Big thanks to the Hasbro Star Wars PR team for sending us a set of the Star Wars Celebration exclusive Black Series 6" Duel of the Fates Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul figures. The figures celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Hasbro's The Phantom Menace toy line. Pick them up at Celebration this weekend!


Star Wars Episode IX Has a Title and a Trailer

Following today's panel at Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm released a teaser trailer and title for Episode IX - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That laugh - so awesome! December 2019 can't get here soon enough!


Disney+ Launches November 12, 2019

Disney has officially announced the planned start date for their new subscription service, Disney+. The service will kick off on November 12, 2019 with a $6.99 monthly plan or a $69.99 yearly plan. Glad to hear a ton of Star Wars content will be available at launch!


Star Wars Celebration Chicago This Weekend

The staff at JediDefender would like to wish safe travels and good weather to all our friends planning on attending Star Wars Celebration this weekend in Chicago! Hopefully Disney, Lucasfilm, and Hasbro all have some great reveals lined up for us - fingers crossed!


GameStop Black Series 6" Imperial Jumptrooper Update

A number of our forum members have been able to pick up the exclusive Black Series 6" Imperial Jumptrooper figure at their local GameStop store. If you pre-ordered the figure in-store, you may want to stop by your local store to see if they have one waiting for you.


Target Clearance Deal Update

The clearance sales continue at Target stores around the US. A number of folks have reported finding the Solo 3.75" Vandor-1 Heist playset and the Black Series 6" Enfys Nest Speeder Bike set marked down 50%. Good luck tracking down some deals this weekend!


Cheap Resistance A-Wing Fighters at Ross

Our friends at Yakface.com are reporting that the exclusive version of the Resistance A-Wing is now hitting Ross stores for just $7.99! Really surprising to see these hit the discount clearance stores before Entertainment Earth had a chance to ship their pre-orders.


Vintage Collection Repaint Wave Pre-Order at EE

Site sponsor Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for a new wave of updated The Vintage Collection figures. The wave includes four older figures which now have the new photo-real face deco - VC02 Hoth Leia, VC03 Echo Base Han, VC23 DS2 Luke, and VC08 Darth Vader. You can pre-order a Case of 8 or a Set of 4!


Star Wars Celebration Chicago Exclusives - Part 2

StarWars.com has posted another batch of show exclusives coming to Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019. Head on over to check out the show offerings from Reed Exhibitions, Lucasfilm Publishing, Loungefly, and more. Start mapping out your shopping now!


HasLab Sail Barge International Availability Update

A quick update to the international availability of the HasLab Vintage Collection Jabba's Sail Barge. Hasbro's PR team has passed along word that the Sail Barge will be available to purchase beginning Thursday, 3/28, at 3PM EST (7PM GMT). Please note, orders of more than 1 Barge or any orders with a US or Canadian shipping address will not be processed.


Star Wars Celebration Chicago Exclusives Revealed

StarWars.com has posted a look at show exclusives coming to Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019. Head on over to check out the show offerings from LEGO, Funko, Hallmark, and more. Start mapping out your shopping now!


Hasbro Pulse Premium VIP Passes Available for SWC

Hasbro Pulse Premium members can now apply for a special VIP pass for Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019. Head on over and apply now to save yourself some time standing in line for Hasbro show exclusives.

UPDATE: Reservations are now closed.


HasLab Jabba's Sail Barge International Availability

Hasbro's PR team has officially announced availability of the HasLab Vintage Collection Jabba’s Sail Barge for Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, and the UK! Limited quantities will be available to purchase on eBay on Thursday, 3/28.


Star Wars Celebration Chicago Lottery System

Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 has officially announced its LIGHTSPEED Virtual Panel Reservations and LIGHTSPEED Lane Virtual Queuing systems. Click here for all the details on how you can secure your spot in some of the most popular panels planned for SWC Chicago!


Star Wars Celebration Chicago Exclusives Preview

StarWars.com has posted a preview of the exclusive items coming to Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019. Follow the link for a peek at the LEGO and Funko items coming to SWC Chicago, as well as another look at the Hasbro 6" TPM figures that Hasbro announced last month.


Black Series 6" ESB Fan Poll Round 2 - Full Results

Hasbro has posted the full voting results from the recent Black Series 6" Empire Strikes Back Fan Poll. Click on the thumbnail image to check out how close the battle was between Dagobah Luke and Snowspeeder Wedge! Congrats to our man Willrow Hood for making the top five!


Black Series 6" ESB Fan Poll Round 2 - The Winner

Hasbro has officially announced the winner of the Black Series 6" Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary Figure Poll! Luke Skywalker (Dagobah) will join the Black Series line next year on a special Kenner homage cardback.


Black Series 6" ESB Fan Poll Round 2 - Reminder

Just a reminder that voting for round two of Hasbro's Black Series 6" Empire Strikes Back Fan Figure Poll closes tonight at 11:59pm EST. Head on over and place your vote (for Willrow) if you haven't already!


HasLab Jabba's Sail Barge - Now Arriving

After a long year of waiting, the HasLab Vintage Collection Jabba's Sail Barge is finally making its way to backers! Collectors across the USA have started receiving their orders from FedEx this week. We hope everyone's Sail Barge shipment arrives without issue and in excellent shape!




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