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February 2010

Star Wars Happy Meals Hit McDonalds

Just a reminder that McDonald's latest round of Star Wars Happy Meals arrived this past weekend. The Happy Meals feature one of four different Character Keepers or four Starship Launchers.

Sunday, February 28, 2010 | Jeff Smentek

New Star Wars Comic Packs Up for Pre-Order

Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for the final wave of Star Wars Comic Packs. Yes, the reports are true - this will indeed be the LAST wave of basic Star Wars Comic Packs. Sad to see what was once such a great source of Expanded Universe characters draw to a close, but we can always hope it comes back again one day.

Saturday, February 27, 2010 | Jeff Smentek

Admiral Ackbar a University Mascot?

It seems at least some students of the University of Mississippi may hope so. This Yahoo! article suggests there's some movement to replace the old "Colonel Reb" mascot with Admiral Ackbar of the Rebel Alliance. The good Admiral would surely sense a trap from the school or Lucasfilm on this one though, sad to say.

Thursday, February 25, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Wizards of the Coast Minis Fringe Stat Pack

Wizards of the Coast has posted a new Fringe Stat Pack. This stat pack includes Saga Edition roleplaying game stats for Star Wars Minis that are suitable for use during any era and that havenít been presented in other roleplaying products or previews.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 | Jeff Smentek

Kubrick Deluxe Series 2

Medicom updated today with the details for the upcoming Kubrick Deluxe Series 2. Featuring a Build-a concept, this time from the Battle of Hoth and a Build-a AT-ST, look for these in August 2010. Click on through to our forums for more details!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 | Scott Pearson

Hasbro Q&A - Round 79

Hasbro has sent us their answers from the latest round of Q&A. Read on for the full details!

Monday, February 22, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Disney Star Wars Action Figure Exclusives

Star Wars.com has a nice write-up on the exclusive action figures for Disney this year including the Star Tours multi-pack and a holographic Emperor Stitch figure. Click the link to check it out.

Monday, February 22, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Steel City Con - One Week Away!

Pittsburgh's Steel City Con returns to Monroeville, PA on February 26th, 27th, & 28th! Are you ready? Click on through to get information on the show location, the guest list (including Matthew Wood, the voice of General Grievous!), and anything else you need to know to attend the show!

Saturday, February 20, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Lego Mini-Kits at Target Stores

We've gotten a number of reports lately to keep your eyes on Target's seasonal section, for Lego Mini-Kits and a Captain Rex Easter Basket. People are finding a number of different Lego sets for $3.49. Among them are an X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Torrent, Republic Attack Shuttle, and Grievous Fighter. Great items for the bunny to hide!

Thursday, February 18, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

JediDefender Toy Fair 2010 Gallery Update

In case you haven't been following along in our forums, over the past two days we've added another 200+ images to our Toy Fair 2010 Coverage. Take a stroll through the pics and check out the latest offerings from a variety of manufacturers at Toy Fair. Stay tuned for more as we continue to empty our cameras and upload pics!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | Jeff Smentek

Rebel Code Cracked

Just getting back from Toy Fair I obviously have a lot more to do than figure out what the writing on the new Rebel Snowspeeder says, but I figured why wait, so I dug into our Hasbro Toy Fair Image Gallery to take a look. Read on to see what I found out!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Defender Wishlists 2010: The Phantom Menace

Unlike some other Johnny Come Latelies, for the last 6 years, JediDefender has run an informal fan poll asking for your ten most wanted characters from the various Star Wars films. All you have to do to take part in our latest poll is come up with your Wish List for your top ten 3-3/4" figures for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Either submit via our forums or via e-mail. Results will again be hand delivered to Hasbro at Comic Con, so let the fun begin!

Monday, February 15, 2010 | Scott Pearson

Toy Fair 2010 - Hasbro Star Wars Gallery Posted

Some internet issues at our hotel have slowed us down a bit, but we've updated our Hasbro Star Wars Gallery tonight with another 150+ images from Hasbro's Toy Fair 2010 Showroom. While things will be slow this summer, there are some great things to look for this Fall!

Sunday, February 14, 2010 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Sneak Peek at Toy Fair 2010

The Official Star Wars Website has posted a press release that previews some of the new Star Wars products that will be shown this weekend at International Toy Fair in New York City. Click on over for a small preview of goodies from Hasbro and LEGO.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | Jeff Smentek

JediDefender @ Toy Fair 2010

We're approaching the second weekend in February and you know what that means - Toy Fair! JediDefender's Toy Fair 2010 coverage begins on Saturday, February 13th and continues thru the weekend. Keep it here all weekend as we bring you the latest in news and images straight from New York!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | Jeff Smentek

Mystery Officer?

A picture turned up of a very funky blue and orange Imperial Officer redeco. I was clueless, but our own Scott helped me out with this one and said it looks like a possible Star Tours Cast Member figure. This is maybe the first glimpse at an unseen Disney Star Tours exclusive. Click the image to check him out!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

The Lucas Arts Website revealed their plans at a 2nd sequal to the Lego Star Wars brand of games. Behold, Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is in the works! These games are so addicting they should be illegal, so I'm sure many are happy to see a new one is on the way.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

New Comic Utapau Clone Image

A new picture surfaced of the Utapau Clone Trooper repaint scheduled for the Routine Valor comic pack that will also include one of Cody's Lieutenant Clones. Click the image above to check him out in his updated orange markings!

Monday, February 8, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

New Felucian Warrior Images

A couple new images turned up online of the Force Unleashed Multi-Pack Felucian Warrior. This is one of the repaints that makes the most sense from these exclusive packs from the hit video game, and the paintjob looks stellar! Click the images above to check him out.

Monday, February 8, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

AT-AT Glimpse

The first image of the upcoming Big AT-AT appears to have come from a small German Star Wars fan site called Star Wars Descriptions.com. The picture's not too large, but click on their link to check it out!

Friday, February 5, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Mystery 4-LOM on Ebay

A mysterious image of 4-LOM with a much cleaner deco than the previous version has surfaced on Ebay. What could it be? A simple factory dud, or something coming in 2010? Click the thumbnail above to check him out.

Friday, February 5, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Toy Fair 2010 Press Release

Hasbro has issued their Toy Fair 2010 Press Release and it provides a hefty helping of official details on the new and improved 2010 AT-AT!

Friday, February 5, 2010 | Jeff Smentek

eFX McQuarrie Concept Vader Helmet Update

Just a reminder that the Ralph McQuarrie Concept Darth Vader Helmet from eFX Collectibles will go up for pre-order on February 8th at 9:00am Pacific. A non-refundable $250 deposit is required to place an order.

Thursday, February 4, 2010 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Q&A - Round 78

Hasbro has sent us their answers from the latest round of Q&A. Read on for the full details!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

New Acme Boba Fett Artist Portfolio

Acme Archives has announced the new Boba Fett Artist Portfolio. The portfolio consists of 11 images taken from the crew gift drawn by Joe Johnston for the Empire Strikes Back and includes a certificate signed by Johnston himself!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Happy Meals Coming Soon!

On February 26th, McDonald's will be launching a Star Wars Happy Meals promotion throughout North America. Follow the link for all the details on the "character keepers" and starship launcher toys included in the promotion.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 | Jeff Smentek

Evo Trooper Repaint Loose Image

Another new image from the upcoming Force Unleashed Multi-Packs surfaced today. It's a good crisp image detailing the new camo (or mud? It seems to be open to debate) deco for the Evo Trooper. Click the image above to check him out!

Monday, February 1, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us Sale 1/31 - 2/6

Toys R Us had a little Star Wars in their sale ad for the week of 1/31 - 2/6. The Rebel Pilots Evolutions set was pictured in the ad for 50% off, however other Evolutions sets are on sale like the Fett and Padme sets on their website, and possibly at stores as well. Happy hunting!

Monday, February 1, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

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