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January 2011

Toys R Us Sale - 1/30 to 2/5

Toys R Us is running a big 2 for $10.99 sale. It encompasses Star Wars (Not Vintage), Marvel, G.I. Joe, Iron Man, and more! Stop in and see what lingers on the pegs of your local TRU.

Sunday, January 30, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Weequay Skiff Master Loose Image

A new loose shot of the Vintage Weequay Skiff Master turned up. That's pretty quick considering wave 4 and 5 are just now surfacing in the U.S. Click, and enjoy!

Sunday, January 30, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Collect All 92! C-3PO (Removable Limbs)

Psych! I thought I was done with ESB for Collect All 92! but alas, I had a couple left. This time, for real, C-3PO (Removable Limbs) is the last ESB figure!

Saturday, January 29, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Quesh, A Wretched Hive

The Old Republic website updated with a look at a new planet, known as Quesh. It's described as having a poisonous atmosphere, which made me think immediately it's like the Star Wars version of a certain East Coast state. Check it out!

Saturday, January 29, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Renegades Character Designer Passes Away

We received word from Hasbro that G.I. Joe: Renegades Character Designer Clement Sauve passed away at the young age of 33, after a brief illness. With the success of the show, it must have been very satisfying for Mr. Sauve to see his work so well-received by the fans. Our sympathies go out to his friends and family.

Friday, January 28, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Have a Seat, Jedi

Sideshow Collectibles updated tonight with a glimpse of the Premium Format Emperor & Throne set. Look for the product reveal on 2/1 and the preorder on 2/3, so prepare your plastic!

Friday, January 28, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Wave 6 Images From UK Toy Fair

Our friends at Jedi News UK have some sweet images of Vintage Wave 6 from UK Toy fair! It looks like a nice rebound wave after the Wave 5 letdown. Check them out and come discuss them in Our Forums!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: TRU.com Royally Screws Collectors

UPDATE: The Endor Pilot packs are up at TRU.com for order, and those who complained directly to Toys R US seem to have gotten replies, and they are honoring their Buy-2-Get-1 deal from the pre-orders. The squeaky wheel gets the grease I guess. Come share your experience in Our forums!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Republic Attack Shuttle Revealed

European site Csillago Khaboruja revealed images from UK Toy Fair today of the upcoming Republic Attack Shuttle. Click the image above as their site's getting hammered, but visit them when you get a chance as well! Then come chat it up in Our Forums about this latest space-hog in the collection!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Kubrick DX Series 3 Officially Revealed

Medicom also officially revealed DX 3 (or the Build a Landspeeder wave). Head on into our forums for a closer look at this ANH Tatooine series with a couple of cute nods to the Vintage line.

Sunday, January 23, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Kubrick WonderFest Dagobah Vader

Medicom today revealed the next carded Kubrick, Darth Vader (Dagobah). This will be released at WonderFest and limited to 1000.

Sunday, January 23, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Collect All 92! Leia Organa (Bespin Gown)

In today's Collect All 92! we take a look at another Leia figure from ESB. Bespin Leia wore a maroon gown and went to dinner with her father. The modern OTC is fairly well done for its day. Head on in to our forums to discuss further!

Saturday, January 22, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Vintage AOTC Pics

Hasbro has been hitting grand slams lately as far as the Vintage Collection goes. The latest Attack of the Clones wave continues that trend and then some. Head on in to our forums for a look at the latest wave of figures, some of Hasbro's finest work ever!

Friday, January 21, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Captain Lock Found

We brought you first images of Captain Lock back in early December, and recently it was revealed that he would be a K-Mart Exclusive. Now it seems that he's been found in stores already! Our friends at Yakface.com have the story!

Friday, January 21, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: The Cheapest Hunk of Junk in the Galaxy

K-Mart once again manages to deliver one of the best deals lately. This time, they're blowing out the Legacy Big Millenium Falcon for an insane $42!

UPDATE: And just like that, Sold Out. Check the zipcodes in your area to see if one is available locally though, and you might luck out.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Qui-Gon Returns From The Netherworld

Entertainment Weekly floored Star Wars fans with news that not only will Qui-Gon Jinn make a couple cameos on The Clone Wars this season, but he'll also be voiced by none other than the actor who played him, Liam Neeson! This is huge news, and will be interesting how it ties into Kenobi's surprise at the end of Revenge of the Sith.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

The Old Republic Update: Starship Creation

It doesn't take a Sienar Fleet Systems engineer to teach Star Wars geeks all the stages in creating a Starship! Just check out the latest update at The Old Republic Official Site for a nice article on how ships go from the drawing board, to the game!

Thursday, January 20, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Collect All 92! Ugnaught

Collect All 92! finishes up Empire Strikes Back with a look at the little swine inspired Ugnaught. I took some liberty with this one and head swapped the latest Legacy figures for the Modern update.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | Scott Pearson

UPDATE: Wave 5 Found, But Where Is Wave 4?

The guys at Rebelscum got word that The Vintage Collection Wave 5 was found in Florida, complete with a photo of them... but where is the Attack of the Clones (Wave 4)?

UPDATE: And just like that, tonight we got word and pics from forumite Aucassin that he spotted the Attack of the Clones (Wave 4) tonight at a Colorado Wal-Mart. Let's just hope Wave 5 doesn't bump Wave 4 out completely.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

TRU.com Royally Screws Collectors

Our forums are abuzz over Toysrus.com cancelling preorders for the Battle of Endor Pilots sets weeks before they were to be released. No real word from TRU as to why this happened. With increased SW prices and this recent screw job, there are many collectors not too happy with them right now.

Sunday, January 16, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Collect All 92! Lobot

At JediDefender, only the Ice Cream Maker Guy trumps Lobot and his Duplex. Ol' Mr. Clean is the latest installment of Collect All 92!

Saturday, January 15, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Target Price Increases?

Word is that Target has followed Toys R Us in jacking prices up on the Star Wars basic figure lines. So far we've heard that people are seeing Vintage Collection for $8.99, and Clone Wars/Legends bumped to $7.99. With these price-hikes, it's no wonder sales have slowed on the Star Wars brand.

Saturday, January 15, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Carded 2011 Clone Wars Wave 1 Images

It's been a busy time with new images, and tonight we got two new carded shots of Clone Wars 2011 Wave 1 figures! Click the pics above to check out Cad Bane w/TODO-360 & Hevy in Training Armor. These should be out on pegs soon I'd guess!

Friday, January 14, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

12" Clone Sgt. Pre-Order

Sideshow Collectibles refuses to be outdone, even amidst all the Hasbro news lately! They just threw out a pre-order for a 12-Inch Clonetrooper Sergeant from Attack of the Clones! He comes with a ton of extra hands designed to display him giving signals to his troops even. Check it out!

Thursday, January 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Oppress' Construction

Entertainment Weekly has another exciting and exclusive video and article for The Clone Wars! Check out their Article & Video by clicking the link.

Thursday, January 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

More 2011 Clone Wars Revealed

Commander Phoenix once again put out more photos, this time revealing the cardbacks of the figures from yesterday via Rebelscum's Forum. On the back we get first looks at the Aqua Droid, Cmdr. Wolfe, Cmdr. Colt, and more! Click the images and check it out, and thanks to Phoenix again for the reveal.

Thursday, January 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

2011 Clone Wars Reveals

The infamous Commander Phoenix revealed more Clone Wars figures today, via Rebelscum.com's Forums. In the picture you can see the upcoming Barriss Offee, El-Las, & Capt. Lock, who we pictured some weeks ago loose, and who seems to be a K-Mart exclusive! Hats off to Phoenix for the reveal.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Battle Over Endor Sets Found

Forumite and Galactic Hunter staffer Adam Pawlus chimed in tonight to let us know that he found the Toys R Us Battle Over Endor sets out West! Thanks for sharing the info, and that these rang in at a very low $24.99! Not shabby at all.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: New Dagobah Luke Image

In our Q&A Round 88 with Hasbro, they hinted at us that we indeed would get a new Dagobah Luke... from a certain point of view. Well the Vintage Collection Forums now have front and back images of the card in them! The back shows other new figures from the wave like General Lando Calrissian, AT-RT Driver, & Fi-Eck Sirch. Jump in, check them out, and comment away!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Burden of Commander

The Death Star (Squad) Commander has been the subject of action figure debate for some time, as to whether he should receive a modern update. This character may surprise you with how unique his costume actually is though, as we learned in our Vintage Collection Forums. Check out the thread where a lively debate has turned up some interesting details about this character!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

The New Dagobah Luke Image

In our Q&A Round 88 with Hasbro, they hinted at us that we indeed would get a new Dagobah Luke... from a certain point of view. Well the Vintage Collection Forums are alight with an image that surfaced from China of this new version, which will seemingly be Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Landing), in his flight gear but lacking the gloves and hood.

Monday, January 10, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Opress Opens Up

The Official Site has an interview with Clancy Brown, a familiar face in film, and a familiar voice-over artist as well. He's the new voice actor for Savage Opress, who will soon be decimating enemies in The Clone Wars!

Saturday, January 8, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Deluxe Geonosian & Speeder Image

The gang at Sandtroopers.com came up with another early image. This time they have a look at the upcoming Geonosian Warrior w/Speeder slated for the Deluxe Figure & Vehicle line. Click the link to check it out!

Saturday, January 8, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Returns Tonight!

It's Friday, and The Clone Wars is back at its new time of 8:30 PM on Cartoon Network. Tune in for the first part of the Nightsister Trilogy, and what seems like a return to action and excitement for the series!

Friday, January 7, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Amazon has SW Blu Ray for Preorder

Amazon now has the Complete Trilogy now available for preorder. $89.99 for nine discs seems like a good deal. Head on into our forums for more info!

Thursday, January 6, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Defense of the Republic

It's time to catch up with The Old Republic updates! First up, check out the Trooper Class Dossier for scads of info on the defenders of the Old Republic! Also learn about Cinematic Design from the game's creators!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

JD On Facebook

If you haven't done so already, make sure you Like and then follow one of your favorite Star Wars Collecting sites over on Facebook!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

More Vintage 3-Packs At Target

The gang at Sandtroopers.com scored some early images of the next round of Target Vintage 3-Packs, it appears. Early word has been that these will be individually sold sets, rather than the bulk 9-pack. Click the link to check it out. All appear to be simple repacks, which is maybe for the best!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

DK Publishing 2011

The Official Site updated with a nice look at 2011 products DK Publishing will be rolling out. Check out the story to see their upcoming Lego Books, Kid's Clone Wars Books, and a really nice Incredible Cross Sections: The Clone Wars book!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sideshow Reveals New 1/1 Busts

Sideshow Collectibles wrapped up their 12 Days of Sideshow Star Wars style by revealing 2 new 1/1 busts! Star Wars geeks can look forward to a lifesize Bith Cantina Band Member & 501st Legion Clonetrooper bust in the near future!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Big Electronic News This Week

The Official Site updated with a story that claims there will be a big announcement made this Thursday, Januaray 6th, at the Consumer Electronic Expo in Vegas. I wonder if it may have something to do with Blu-Ray discs? We'll have more news on the announcement on Thursday!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

More Wal-Mart Discounts

Hot on the heels of reports that the Wal-Mart TIE Bomber was discounted, this evening I saw the Clone Wars DVD 2-Packs marked down to $11 each. I also noticed that the G.I. Joe: Pursuit of Cobra line was marked down to $5 per figure at my nearby Wal-Mart! Happy hunting for these deals, which will vary greatly, as I've not seen the TIE Bomber one myself.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Geonosian Image

A new image from the upcoming Target exclusive 2-packs surfaced today. Check out the loose image of the Geonosis Warrior, alive and well, by clicking the image above.

Monday, January 3, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Returns This Friday

Just a little reminder that The Clone Wars makes its return at its new 8:30 pm time slot this Friday, January 7th. This return kicks off the Nightsister Trilogy, and is shaping up to be an exciting return to the series that was getting pretty mundane for most of Season 3.

Monday, January 3, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Happy New Year

Everyone at Jedi Defender would like to wish all of you a safe and happy new year!

Saturday, January 1, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

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