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November 2009

Big Millenium Falcon on Sale 11/29 - 12/5

Toys R Us is running a sale this week on a pretty hefty piece of plastic. The Big Millenium Falcon is a cool 50% off this week only, and that makes for a nice discount on a great holiday gift! If you've held off on this one, now is a good time to buy.

Monday, November 30, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Steel City Con One Week Away

Pittsburgh's Steel City Con returns to Monroeville, PA in just one week (December 4th, 5th, & 6th)! Are you ready? Click on through to get information on the new show location, the guest list (including Peter Mayhew), and anything else you need if you're attending!

Friday, November 27, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jedi Defender would like to wish a happy and safe Thanksgiving Holiday, and to remember what we have to be thankful for that others may not have. It's important we all try to do our best to donate to local organizations trying to help those facing financial hardships. The sheer number of gift trees I see locally is a sobering reminder how many are struggling right now.

Thursday, November 26, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Diorama Contest Winner

Hasbro announced the winner of their Star Wars Diorama Contest today, and it's the piece I had to vote for myself. The impressive Bespin Gantry was very deserving of the victory! Read on for the full story.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Legacy Collection Joker Squad Box Set on Sale at EE

Entertainment Earth is offering a great Black Friday preview deal on the Legacy Collection Joker Squad box set. You can pick up this EE exclusive box set o' Stormtroopers for just $19.99 each.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Crimson Empire Crucible Box Set on Sale at EE

Entertainment Earth also has a great Black Friday deal on the Star Wars Crimson Empire Crucible Box Set. You can pick up this Previews exclusive box set for just $18.99 each.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

New Target Exclusives Now Appearing

Three new Star Wars exclusives are hitting Target store endcaps around the country. Look for the new Shadows of the Empire inspired Imperial TIE Fighter and two new Clone Wars Battle Packs, Ambush at Abregado and Assault at Ryloth, at a store near you!

Saturday, November 21, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

$4.99 Flat Rate Shipping at HasbroToyShop

HasbroToyShop is now offering $4.99 flat rate standard shipping on all qualifying orders placed before November 30th. No coupon code is needed, the discount is applied at checkout.

Saturday, November 21, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Resurgance of the Jedi Battle Pack @ EE

One of the cooler Battle Packs to come along in a while, the Resurgance of the Jedi set is now in stock and shipping from Entertainment Earth. This set finally features a R2-D2 which utilizes the ROTS R4 droid body, a slightly retooled Tatoonie Luke and a new Holo Leia/table. Order 3 and get free shipping!

Saturday, November 21, 2009 | Scott Pearson

New Clone Wars Packaging Style

Jayson over at Yak Face.com posted a nice new image showing off the 2010 Clone Wars packaging! Click the link above to head on over and check it out. It's pretty sharp!

Saturday, November 21, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Loose Wal-Mart Comic Figure Images

We got a number of loose images in of the upcoming Wal-Mart exclusive Comic Packs including the Storm Commandoes, General Mohc, and Rogue Squadron's Dllr Nepp! Click on through to check them out!

Thursday, November 19, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Carded Nahdar Vebb Images

We've got a couple new images of the upcoming mail-in Nahdar Vebb figure for your viewing pleasure. It seems the fold-out scene concept for the packaging is coming to this carded figure similar to the mail-in Captain Rex from 2008! Click the images above to check him out.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Target 2-Packs on Sale Soon

We've got some hints from our Target sources about a future sale on the Target Exclusive Geonosis Arena 2-Packs. While these have been hit-and-miss at Target stores, the word is they will be on sale for $9.99 in the 11/22 ad. If you're waiting on these, then next week may be a good time to stock up. Thanks to our sources for the tip!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Q&A - Round 75

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

Monday, November 16, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Republic Commando Opinions

In a recent Jedi Defender Q&A with Hasbro, they were fishing for opinions on whether collectors were interested in seeing Delta Squad Clone Commandoes redone using the new (more articulated) Evolutions Clone Commando sculpt, or whether fans were more interested in getting unmade Clone Commandoes using it. We'll be taking our member's voices to Hasbro directly with a Vote in Our Forums. Click through make your opinion heard!

Monday, November 16, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Death Star "Red Room" Instructions

Frank "Niub Niub" D'Iorio has released a detailed set of instructions on how you can build the Death Star's red control room, over on his site Niub Niub's Universe. Head on over and get crackin' on your own diorama now!

Monday, November 16, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro G.I. Joe & Toys for Tots

Hasbro & Toys for Tots have announced a program (in cooperation with actor Dennis Quaid), for this holiday season. Hasbro will match G.I.Joe Rise of Cobra toys purchased between now and 11/26 with their own toy donation. Click the link provided to get all the details on how you can help in a big way this holiday season!

Saturday, November 14, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Loose Shaak Ti Image

Fans of the Force Unleashed video game have been clamoring for the scantily clad rendition of Jedi Master Shaak Ti, and Hasbro's delivering her in the upcoming Expanded Universe wave. Click the image above to check out her loose image we received today!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Remote Controlled Vehicles

Showing up at retailers nationwide are the new Clone Wars Remote Control vehicles, and we've got the Republic Gunship in-hand with some photos. Read on for the full story!

Monday, November 9, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Aldi's Grocery Store Finds

Aldi's, a discount grocery chain, has some interesting things in stock right now. I spotted Deluxe Clone Wars figures ($13 after tax) as well as Star Wars Legos sets, G.I. Joe figures, and more! Stop by if you're past, because those Deluxe Figure prices are a steal compared to other stores.

Saturday, November 7, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Diorama Contest Finalists

Hasbro's Star Wars: The Clone Wars Diorama Contest is onto the next stage with their top five finalists! If you want to see some really insanely impressive dioramas, click on through, and cast your vote for which you feel is the best! The details in all five are really impressive.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Custom Contest Voting Has Begun!

November 1st has come and gone and we have just wrapped up our first Custom Contest! Head on into the forums to check out all of the great entries and to cast your votes for the winners. In addition to the contest winners everyone who votes (you must be a member of the JedDefender.com forums) is also eligible to win a prize! It's going to be a very close contest, we have some really good entires this first time around. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 | Ryan Phipps

Clone Wars Season 1 DVD Available Today

For those completely out of the loop, this is just a reminder that the Clone Wars Season 1 on DVD & Blue Ray are available today at retailers nationwide. I'll be hitting up my nearest Best Buy tomorrow for what looks like quite a nice little boxed set!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

AT-ST's Arriving at Wal-Mart

And hot on the heels of the Imperial's slowest land vehicle, the Wal-Mart Dewback, word around the internet is that their preferred mode of transport the Wal-Mart exclusive AT-ST is surfacing around the country. So while you hunt down your lizards, hunt down your Imperial walker too!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Steel City Con December 2009

Pittsburgh's Steel City Con returns to Monroeville, PA the weekend of December 4th, 5th, & 6th. Click on through to get information on the new show location, the guest list (including Peter Mayhew), and more!

Monday, November 2, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Wal-Mart Dewbacks Arriving

While some early samples arrived at the doorsteps of a lucky handful, the general release of the Wal-Mart exclusive Dewback w/Sandtrooper has surfaced at retail in the last couple days around the country, including my local Pennsylvania store. The new beast is $30, so happy hunting for this great new item!

Monday, November 2, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

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