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November 2003

Black Friday Reports

The famous Friday after Thanksgiving (known to many as "Black Friday") is soon upon us. As it is the largest shopping day of the year, Star Wars fans and collectors will be out in full force hunting down the new products and super-sales. Here at JediDefender, we are all interested in knowing what loot you were able to find.

Please help us all out and send your finds into our news e-mail address (news@jedidefender.com) so you can share your finds with the rest of us here at JD. Be sure to post in the forums as well, good luck!

Thursday, November 27, 2003 | Chris Berry

KEBco Toys 25% Off Sale (Through December 10)

Don't forget about the 25% OFF sale at KEBco Toys that will last until Dec. 10th, 2003. The 25% OFF applies to all In-Stock items. Pre-Orders do not apply. Enter KEBCO25OFF to receive your 25% discount. Visit www.kebcotoys.com today and the entire year for all of your action figures.

Thursday, November 27, 2003 | Chris Berry

REAL Stands Half Price Sale

The annual REAL Stands half price sale is now on. Save 50% on all orders through December 24th, 2003. One set of 5 Type I stands for the modern figures are now $1.49/set + shipping, one set of 5 Type II stands for the vintage figures are now $1.24/set + shipping.

While visiting our site you can also enter our drawing for a chance to win a Silver Boba Fett, 2003 Star Wars Convention Figure.

Also, don't forget to check out our trades page if you want some REAL Stands and you have some extra carded figures to trade.

From all of us to all of you, happy holidays and may the Force be with you, always.

Thursday, November 27, 2003 | Chris Berry

K & C Collectibles 25% Discount Sale: 12 Hours Only

K & C Collectibles would like to say "Thank You" this holiday season by offering 25% off all in-stock merchandise. To qualify for the 25% off discount all orders must be placed on-line or by phone between 6:00am to 6:00pm central time on November 28th, 2003. The order must total $60.00 or more. The discount code is "THANKS", this code should be placed into the on-line order form during the check out process. This offer does not apply to pre-order items or to any previous orders.

Thursday, November 27, 2003 | Chris Berry

Happy Thanksgiving to All

From the staff at Jedi Defender to all of our readers - Happy Thanksgiving!! Now, don't eat too much turkey, because you're getting up early tomorrow and going out hunting for those new figures on Black Friday, right?

Thursday, November 27, 2003 | Dave Castle

Figure Release List 11/26/03

I thought I'd update the figure list just in time for the holiday shopping season. Currently in the stores is the Nightclub Wave and Clone Wars Wave 2. Look for the Hoth Wave to be hitting the pegs within the next few weeks!

Wednesday, November 26, 2003 | Scott Pearson

12" Luke w/ Tauntaun Finally Marked Down

Those of you who have been waiting for the 12" Luke w/Tauntaun set to drop in price (like me) should get out to your local Toys R Us now, as he has been spotted marked down to $31.98. Or, if you prefer to shop online, Toys R Us/Amazon has him listed at $39.98 here. Happy hunting!

Tuesday, November 25, 2003 | Dave Castle

Luke, R1-G4 and Bar2-D2 Carded!

Japanese e-tailer RoboChris brings us the first glimpses of the next wave of carded figures...the Tatooine Wave. This wave will consist of Luke Skywalker (Jabba's Palace), R1-G4 (Tatooine Transaction) and R2-D2 (Jabba's Sail Barge). Look for these figures stateside in about a month (right in time for Christmas!). Thanks to JD.com forum member boba_jp for the scoop

Tuesday, November 25, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Vintage Death Star Playset...With A Twist!

Every now and then a trend emerges on eBay and you think "I wish I would have thought of that". eBay seller sex*in*the*city has a vintage Death Star Playset up for bid. Check it out, as well as the other auctions... 'nuff said.

Friday, November 21, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Clone Wars Cartoon Marathon

The Cartoon Network will be hosting a Clone Wars cartoon marathon tommorrow (Friday, November 21st) showing all 10 episodes of the show. Episodes 1-5 will be shown at 7:30 PM EST, and then episodes 6-10 at 9:30 PM. This is a great chance to see all of the series at once or to catch the episodes that you missed!

Thursday, November 20, 2003 | Chris Berry

Brian's Toys Newsletter #229

Brian's Toys now has the Clone Wars carded Saesee Tiin and Kit Fisto online for $14.99 each. The Super Poseable Clone Trooper is also now available for $19.99 each. Master Replicas Darth Vader FX Lightsaber is now on sale for $129.99. Keep reading for more from the webstore!

Wednesday, November 19, 2003 | Chris Berry

Collector's Gallery Online News

Collector's Gallery Online is taking pre-orders on Master Replicas Darth Maul Battle Damaged Lightsaber (FREE SHIPING!), Medal of Yavin, Ultra figures Wave 1 & 2 and Unleashed figures Wave 7 set of 3 figures. Clone Wars Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Jenobi & Asajj Ventress 3" figures are now IN STOCK! 10 New Dragon figures & uniforms added are online as well.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003 | Chris Berry

Battle of Yavin and Star Destroyer Waves

The Official Site once again brings us the first images of upcoming figures. This time it is the Battle of Yavin Wave. This assortment will include General Dodonna, Gold Leader, TIE Pilot and FC #5 Winner Captain Antilles. Look for these early next year. Also announced was the Star Destroyer Wave which will include Admiral Ozzel, Bossk and Dengar.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003 | Scott Pearson

KBToys.com Sale

KBToys.com is having a pre-holiday Blowout! Would you believe an Imperial Shuttle for $69.99! How about a TIE Fighter for $14.99. Some other great deals on SW swag and other toys alike, plus order over $99 and you get free shipping! Head on over now!

Tuesday, November 18, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Want Some Free Comics?

Dark Horse Comics has totally revamped their entire site, and is having a great contest where one lucky fan will get free comics all throughout 2004! Check out the "new look", fill out an entry, and get lucky!

Monday, November 17, 2003 | Dave Castle

New JD Poll - What Do You Think Of The New Clone Wars Cartoon?

A new poll has been started today gauging reactions to the new Clone Wars Cartoon. Love it? Hate it? Cast your vote at the bottom of the page and tell us what you think!

Monday, November 17, 2003 | Dave Castle

Think Star Wars is the Greatest Toy Line of 2003?

Then cast your vote for it at the Wizard Universe Best of 2003 poll. Currently Masters of the Universe is leading, and Star Wars is tied for fourth. C'mon people, show your support!! Thanks to Rod for the info and the link.

Sunday, November 16, 2003 | Dave Castle

Happy First Anniversary JediDefender!

Today is our one year anniversary here at JD!! That's right, November 15th, 2002 was the first day that our site officially hit the web. Feeling nostalgic? Then click here to see our very first post. Thanks for coming along on the ride with us this far, but don't go anywhere, 'cause we're just getting started!!

Saturday, November 15, 2003 | Dave Castle

Insider #72 On Target!

Just a heads up that you should all be checking your mailbox for Insider #72 as it makes its way across the globe to mailboxes near you. Articles include an exclusive interview with Christopher Lee (recently said to be cut completely from the next Lord of the Rings movie, yikes!), an interesting interview with Ewan McGregor, and a great write-up on the behind-the-scenes of the Endor Chase sequence from Return of the Jedi. More details over at the Official Site as well... Check it out today!

Saturday, November 15, 2003 | Jesse McCracken

Episode III Author Announced

The Official Site announces the author of the novelization of Episode 3 - Matthew Stover (of Shatterpoint fame). Read on for more details...

Saturday, November 15, 2003 | Dave Castle

Just In Case You Missed It

Just a friendly reminder that you can watch all the episodes of the Clone Wars animated micro-series the day after they appear on Cartoon Network at the Official Clone Wars website. Or if you're a Hyperspace member at the Official Site, catch them on the day of, or any day thereafter!

Friday, November 14, 2003 | Dave Castle

Clone Wars; Unleashed Now At Cloud City

Cloud City received the New Clone Wars and Deluxe figures! The Clone War arrived one week earlier than expected and are in stock and ready to ship! These figures are available: Deluxe Wampa Hoth Cave Attack, Deluxe General Rieekan, Deluxe C-3PO Tatooine Escape, Clone Wars Super Articulated Clone Trooper, Clone Wars Kit Fisto, and Clone Wars Saesee Tiin.

Cloud City has also received more Unleashed Leia Slave Girl and Unleashed Darth Vader with Removable Helmet figures! The price is $24.99 for a C9 condition figure or $23.99 for a C7/8 condition. These are IN STOCK and ready for immediate shipment.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003 | Chris Berry

Clone Wars Wave 3 Carded Images

Some carded images of Wave 3 of the Clone Wars figures - Kit Fisto, Saesee Tiin, and the Super Articulated Clone Trooper, have hit the web. Click on through for all the juicy pix!

Tuesday, November 11, 2003 | Dave Castle

FFURG Monthly Casting Calls!

Word from FFURG headquarters reveals November's Monthly Casting Call - Admiral Daala. Customs of this EU favorite are now up and running, with a dozen customizers showing off their work so far. Click on the logo above to check them all out, or to submit an entry. Read on for details on December's Vintage Power Of The Force Casting Call as well...

Tuesday, November 11, 2003 | Matt Colman

Clone Wars Micro Series

Chapters 1 & 2 of the Clone Wars series are now available to download over at the Official Site if you missed them on TV (like me). Chapter 2 aired last night on the Cartoon Network and was action packed. It also introduced the ARC Trooper, which are the Best of the Best Clone Troopers. Hyperspace members can also view larger versions of these episodes in the Hyperspace section.

Tuesday, November 11, 2003 | Scott Pearson

February 2004 Comics

The official site shows us what's coming up in February 2004. Empire #18, Republic #62, and the conclusion to the Return of the Jedi Inifinites storyline.

Monday, November 10, 2003 | Dave Castle

Obi-Wan Kotobukiya Figure to be Released

Dark Horse Comics adds the Episode 2 version of this Jedi Master to it's impressive line of import vinyl figure kits, also known as Kotobukiya.

Monday, November 10, 2003 | Dave Castle

Still Need Toy Fair Vader or Ephant Mon?

Looks like the Jedi Master Points auctions are getting set to give away two of the most sought after figures in recent memory - Toy Fair Vader and Ephant Mon! Read on for all the juicy details...

Monday, November 10, 2003 | Dave Castle

PSWCS Holiday Toy Collection

The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society, in association with Toy Heaven, is holding a Star Wars toy drive to benefit Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion. Garrison Carida encompasses much of the mid-Atlantic region, including Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. They are a truly service-oriented chapter of the 501st, dedicating the majority of their efforts to helping children. They visit children's hospitals 6 or 7 times a year where they pose for photos with the patients and hand out Star Wars toys.

The toys collected through this drive will be given to the children during these visits. Please join PSWCS in supporting this fine organization and their efforts to brighten the days of children who need it most. Read on for all the details on how you can help!

Monday, November 10, 2003 | Chris Berry

New Saga @ Cloud City!

JediDefender sponsor, Cloud City.com now have the Hoth Trooper, R-3PO, Luke Skywalker Hoth Attack, Ach-Med Bek, and Imperial Dignitary # 2 are now available for order.

Don't forget to check out our acrylic Cases for carded Star Wars Figures from our new division, Toy Cases. These high quality hand-crafted cases are available in UV-Protected and regular acrylic. Toy Cases can make a custom acrylic case for any toy. Send an email to sales@toycases.com to request pricing.

Monday, November 10, 2003 | Chris Berry

Order Holiday Yoda Now!

All Official Star Wars Fan Club members can now order the Holiday Edition Yoda figure at StarWars.Paizo.com. Later this week, Hyperspace members will be able to order from the site as well. Read on for the official press release, brought to you by JediDefender.com!

Monday, November 10, 2003 | Chris Berry

Huge Sale @ K & C Collectibles

K & C Collectibles is offering 15% off all orders placed between 6:00pm CST today until 6:00pm CST Wednesday November 12th, 2003. All orders over $50.00 will qualify for this discount. The discount does not apply to any pre-order merchandise or any previous orders. The discount code "novsale" should be placed in the "Discount Code" field during the check out process.

Monday, November 10, 2003 | Chris Berry

Brian's Toys Newsletter #228

Brian's Toys has just posted their latest newsletter. In this latest edition many new Saga items from the latest waves are being sold. Items include figures such as Achk Med-Beq and the Silver Clonetrooper. Read on for all of the details.

Monday, November 10, 2003 | Chris Berry

Nice Super Articluated Clone Shots

Some really nice shots of the Upcoming Super Articualted Clone Troopers just surfaced on eBay thanks to seller overlord307. These need to be sold by the case Hasbro! And in all of the color variants!!! Also check out some nice shots of Saesee Tiin and Kit Fisto also being sold by overlord 307.

Monday, November 10, 2003 | Scott Pearson

New Unleashed Images!
Luke, Chewbacca, and Clone Trooper

The Official Site unleashes some new pics and descriptions of the next Unleashed Wave. This will include Chewbacca, a Clone Trooper and Luke in Snowspeeder Gear. These should be available in the Spring of '04.

Friday, November 7, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Lucasfilm Summit

Yesterday in San Francisco a summit was held for Franchise liscensees. Well, searching the net I came across this article at Ain't It Cool News with some news of what may have happened. Marketing plans for the Clone Wars through Episode III were talked about. Some shots of Episode III were shown. Rumors continue to point to a OT DVD release for 2004. AND...the word of 2 possible television shows for 2006, one animated and one live action!

Thursday, November 6, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Bail and Friends Wave Out Now!

JD.com alum BobaBinks has scored the latest wave of Saga figures at his local Indianapolis Target and posted pics in our forums ! Nice find David and Happy Hunting to all.

Thursday, November 6, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Coming Soon: Kubricks Wave 2

Wave 2 of the highly anticipated Star Wars Kubricks line is set to be released this month in Asia, according to the Medicom website. Wave 2 consists of ANH versions of a Sandtrooper, Han Solo, Cantina Band Member, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Greedo, and Tusken Raider. Rumors (and Insider #71) currently say that a shoulder pouldron variant or two of the Sandtrooper will be the chase figure(s). Stay tuned to JD.com for all of your breaking Kubrick news, and check out ourfor some great Kubrick discussion.

Wednesday, November 5, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Screamin' Yoda Model

JD.com forum member Adam Lowe, aka BigDumbWookiee, recently showed off his ubercool Screamin' Star Wars Yoda model in our forums. Sounds like a lot of work went into this kit, but the results are fantastic. Nicely done BDW!

Wednesday, November 5, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Custom Star Wars Collectibles

The Official Site announces a cool new venture where you can customize your own Star Wars collectibles. Akin to CafePress.com, you select what you want to appear on various items, including coffe mugs, drink coasters, and mousepads among others. The site will make it for you and then ship the finished product to you. Sounds cool! Start to choose your own adventure at custom.starwars.com today. Also, Hyperspace members get a special 20% discount on all their custom goodies!

Wednesday, November 5, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Action-HQ Announcement

Action-HQ.com brings the BEST to you FIRST this week with Action Fleet Virago, R-3PO asst & NEW card figures and 1997 Tiger Keychains!

AHQ is ramping up its Action Fleet line with over a dozen new items in the coming weeks. Here's our FIRST with the extremely hard-to-find 1996 Action Fleet Virago! This high performace ship specifically made for Prince Xizor in the EU The Shadow of the Empire ship is just $24.95! Limited supply!

Tuesday, November 4, 2003 | Chris Berry

Clone Wars @ K & C Collectibles

K & C Collectibles has received the following new Star Wars items this
week: Durge #46, Asajj Ventress #47, Mace Windu General #48, Obi-Wan Kenobi #45, and Clone Trooper with Speeder Bike.

Tuesday, November 4, 2003 | Chris Berry

Brian's Toys Newsletter #227

Brian's Toys has just posted their latest newsletter #227. The Master Replicas Luke Skywalker Jedi lightsaber is now available for $699.99 as well as the Mace Windu lightsaber for $349.99. The 12-back Kubrick Luke Skywalker is now online for $249.99. Many more great new products are ahead!

Tuesday, November 4, 2003 | Chris Berry

KEBco Toys Holiday Discount

KEBco Toys - 25% OFF Holiday Sale. Enter KEBCO25OFF as your coupon code. Pre-Orders do not qualify for the 25% OFF. IN-STOCK items only. Sale starts at midnight on Oct 31st, 2003.

Please be sure to enter KEBCO25OFF as your coupon code when you checkout. The coupon code will be available at midnight on Oct. 31st, 2003. If you do not enter the coupon code you will not get the 25% OFF. The 25% OFF Sale will run from midnight on Oct 31st and continue until Dec 10th. All In-Stock items will be 25% OFF. Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers, Star Trek, MOTU, McFarlane, Lord of the Rings and more. Get an early start on those Christmas gifts.

Visit www.kebcotoys.com today and the entire year for all of your action figures.

Tuesday, November 4, 2003 | Chris Berry

Kotobukiya Darth Maul

JD member boba_jp brings us the first look at the upcoming Kotobukiya Darth Maul in our forums. Koto Maul will be released in Japan this December for 7800 Yen. The previous Koto Vader is due to be released shortly here in the U.S., so there is a good chance this kit may make its way stateside as well. Stay tuned for further developments!

Saturday, November 1, 2003 | Scott Pearson

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