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December 2003

Ultra Wave 1: Give Away!

JediDefender.com is giving you a chance to win three of the newest Ultra Star Wars action figures sponsored by KEBco Toys. The assortment includes General Rieekan, Wampa, and C-3P0 with escape pod. The give away ends on Sunday, January 11th, 2004. Be sure to read the rules and details on the give away to ensure proper eligibility. Good luck!

Tuesday, December 30, 2003 | Chris Berry

2004 Rumor List

With 2003 wrapping up rather quickly it is time to make a complete list of possible mid to late 2004 figures. This list was compiled from various sources around the net (Jimmy at the TradeFed, the Galactic Hunter Swami and Siqnus a French Site). Read on for the list and if half of these are right, we are in for a stellar second half of 2004!

Tuesday, December 30, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Next Unleashed Wave?

Rumors are swirling that the next wave of Unleashed figures will be Aayla Secura from Episode II, a Tusken Raider from Episode IV and Bossk from Episode V. Hopefully these pan out as this would be a stellar lineup. Discuss Unleashed figures in our forums.

Monday, December 29, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Merry Christmas

The team at JediDefender would like to wish all of you a very merry Christmas. We hope that you enjoy your day with your family and friends and that you have a great weekend. Please stay safe and come back happy, have a great day!

Thursday, December 25, 2003 | Chris Berry

Luke and Leia Endor Kubricks

JD.com forum member boba_jp brings us word of a new Luke and Leia Endor Kubrick set which will be Exclusive to Japan (ala the Early Bird Set). These will be released in April 2004 and retail for around $40. Stay tuned for more details!

Wednesday, December 24, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Collector's Gallery Online News

Collector's Gallery Online is taking pre-orders on the Star Wars Unleashed figures wave 7 (set of 3) and Ultra figures wave 1 & 2. Clone Wars collection 1 wave 6 (case of 12 figures) are also now available for $64.95 a case. Thousands of vintage and classic Star Wars toys, figures (carded and loose) are available at the online store!

Monday, December 22, 2003 | Chris Berry

Paizo Holiday Customer Service

The Paizo Publishing offices, including the customer service desks, will be closed from Wednesday, December 24th through Sunday, January 4th. The office and customer service desks will reopen on Monday morning, January 5th, at 9:00 AM PST.

Paizo publishes Dragon, Dungeon, Polyhedron, Undefeated, and Star Wars Insider, and manages the Official Star Wars Fan Club. Our best holiday wishes to our readership and Fan Club members. Here's to the best of everything for you in 2004!

Monday, December 22, 2003 | Chris Berry

FFURG's December Casting Call!

Jason sends along word from FFURG's headquarters that December's Monthly Casting Call, for Vintage Power Of The Force characters, is now up and running! With over 30 customizers already showing off their work so far, this looks to be a great casting call indeed. So click on the logo above to check them all out, or to submit an entry! Read on for more details...

Monday, December 22, 2003 | Matt Colman

Star Destroyer Wave

Hasbro has released the first loose images of the upcoming Star Destroyer Wave. This wave will consist of Bossk, Admiral Ozzle (RIP) and Dengar. Look for these in Spring of 2004!

Monday, December 22, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Wicket Be@rbrick

JD.com forum member bobajp brings us some cool images of an ultra rare Star Wars exlcusive. Be@rbricks are a sister line to the Star Wars Kubricks line which we profiled last week and are both made by Medicom in Japan. They are bear shaped figures painted in different decos. In this case it is Wicket the Ewok done in Be@rbrick style and is shipping in only 1 ot of every 192 Bearbrick boxes. Stay tuned for more details as they come forth.

Monday, December 22, 2003 | Scott Pearson

K & C Collectibles News Post

K & C Collectibles would like to wish you and your family happy holidays. Now in stock are several of the cartoon action figures, items include Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, and Assajj Ventress.

Friday, December 19, 2003 | Chris Berry

Brian's Toys Newsletter #234

Brian's Toys has posted their latest newsletter #234. Now in stock are the Clone Wars animated figures including Anakin, Asajj Ventress, Mace Windu, and Obi-Wan Kenobi for $19.99 each. ANH 12" Garindan and ANH 12" Jawas $34.99 are now both $34.99 each.

Friday, December 19, 2003 | Chris Berry

Out Now... Clone Wars Animated Figures

JD.com forum member Jimsjedi found the Animated Clone Wars Wave 1 figures at his local Target in Massachusetts. Wave 1 consists of Obi-Wan, Anakin, Mace and Assaj. Happy Hunting!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Red Leader Prototype?

Take this with a grain of salt but a possible Prototype of the Upcoming TRU Exclusive Red Leader and X-Wing have been spotted on eBay. Stay tuned for further developments as they come in.

Tuesday, December 16, 2003 | Scott Pearson

TIE Fighter Holiday Ornament

The Official Site has a way to make a neat little TIE Fighter ornament using an egg carton and some cardboard!

Tuesday, December 16, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Out Now... Jedi Luke Wave

Reports are popping up on the net that the Jedi Luke Wave with R1-G4 and Bar2-D2 have been spotted in Targets on the West Coast. Looks like Hasbro is pumping out the product just in time for the Holidays!

Monday, December 15, 2003 | Scott Pearson

K & C Collectibles: Hoth Wave And More

K&C Collectibles has received the following Star Wars items. We are still offering Free UPS shipping until December 15th to all customers who order $70.00 or more. Your shipping address must be within the continental USA. Free shipping does not apply to pre-order items. Keep reading for full details on all new items!

Monday, December 15, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Custom 2004 Calendars

The Official Site showcases some cool custom 2004 calendars that you can order through their Custom Star Wars Stuff store. Choose from some classic images and create your own memory laden calendar in time for the Holidays.

Monday, December 15, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Vintage Style Figures From Hasbro?

A rumor popped up in the Rebelscum forums that said Hasbro has plans to release Vintage Style figures in 2004. The plans for which are still sketchy however...could be rereleases ala the MOTU figures. Could be new never before done figures sculpted in a vintage style ala Tarkin, Cantina Band Member. Or it might be Prequel figures again sculpted in a vintage style. Sounds like a cool idea and we'll keep you posted if more news comes down the pipe.

Monday, December 15, 2003 | Scott Pearson

New Feature: Kubricks Series 2!

Setting the collecting world ablaze currently is a set of 9 mini-figures direct from Asia. Series 2 of Medicom's Kurbricks line was released a week ago and our feature looks at them from top to bottom. Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Greedo, Sandtrooper, Cantina Band Member and Tusken Raider make the lineup, with a special appearance by that swashbuckling Archeologist Indiana Jones. Learn more about the complete Star Wars Kubricks Line, Chase Figures, Variants and more. Click on the icon above for the whole story, Enjoy!

Thursday, December 11, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Yestertoys Newsfeed

From JediDefender.com sponsor Yestertoys:

In stock now are Clone Wars wave 2, Clone Wars wave 3 and Star Wars "Outlander" wave. Also available are the Clone Wars Clone Trooper three packs and Jedi.

Look for some more great additions in the near future like the FC silver Boba Fett, Holiday R2-D2 & C3-P0, Holiday Yoda, and the silver Clone Trooper! We would also like to add that we have some new faces in the shipping department and turn around time is running between 48-72 hours now.

Thanks for all your support and have a great Holiday!

Thursday, December 11, 2003 | Scott Pearson

X-Wing w/ Red Leader

Amazon.com now has the exclusive X-Wing w/ Red Leader up for preorder. This was first reported in our Forums by JDer stan. Look for a March 1, 2004 release date.

Thursday, December 11, 2003 | Scott Pearson

San Antonio Star Wars Collectors Meeting

The Alamo City Star Wars Collectors monthly meeting, for the month of December, was held today at 6:30 p.m. at Alien Worlds. The store is located at 3333, Wurzbach Rd. (across from Ingram Park Mall in the same shopping center with American Craft Mall). ACSWC is a Star Wars collecting club for folks in and around the San Antonio TX area. Click over to the ACSWC page for more information.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003 | Chris Berry

Green Clone Bust!

The Official Site tells us of a new Gentle Giant Bust, a Green Clone Trooper Sergeant. This will ship in Spring 2004 through an unnamed source. Stay Tuned for more details!

Wednesday, December 10, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Cheap Imperial Shuttle

KBToys.com has the Imperial Shuttle for the low, low price of $59.99. Order more the $75 and you get free shipping. Why not throw in a $9.99 12" Gamorrean Guard or two. AND, if you use the code KBDECTEN while checking out, you can receive an additional 10% off. This deal keeps getting BETTER all the time.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Kotobukiya Mace/Yoda and Stormtrooper

The Official Site has pics and details of the next wave of Koto Vinyl figures: Yoda/Mace Windu and a Stormtrooper. These pre-painted soft vinyl figures will be available through Dark Horse in May 2004 at a price of $99.99. Previous releases include Vader, Jango Fett and Obi-Wan.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Animated Wave 2 Clone Wars Figures

Hasbro unveiled Wave 2 of the Target exclusive Animated Clone Wars figures. This wave will consist of Yoda, Count Dooku, Durge and a Clone Trooper. Look for these in early spring 2004 and only at Target! Wave 1 (Obi-Wan, Assaj, Mace and Anakin) will be out shortly, since it has started to show up in online auctions.

Wednesday, December 10, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Holiday Swag at the OS

The Official Site shows us some cool gift giving ideas for the resident Star Wars nut on your list. Head on over to see the swag you can customize to make that special gift more personal and bring holiday joy to all!

Tuesday, December 9, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Unlimited Possibilities

Continuing a tradition started back in the 80's when Ralph McQuarrie was the artist, LFL gives us a peak at what their Holiday Card for 2003 will be. Unlimited Possibilities is the theme and Yoda is the star. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to get one in the mailbox.

Tuesday, December 9, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Johnny Wilson Departs Paizo Publishing

Johnny Wilson, former President and Group Publisher at Paizo Publishing, LLC, recently moved on from the magazine publishing company, taking his love of the written word into new arenas.

Monday, December 8, 2003 | Chris Berry

Holiday Santa Yoda @ Gen Con

The Official Star Wars Fan Club will be selling Hasbro's Limited Edition Holiday Yoda action figure at the Paizo Publishing booth at Gen Con Southern California this week!

Have a Star Wars fan on your gift list? Are you a Star Wars fan who doesn't yet have this exceptional collectible? Come to Gen Con Thursday, December 11 through Sunday, December 14 to purchase "Santa Yoda" at Paizo's booth #215. Continue reading to learn more!

Monday, December 8, 2003 | Chris Berry

DC Metro Area SW Collecting Club Winter Social 2003

The DCSWCC will be hosting their Winter Social on Satruday December 6th, 2003 from 1pm - 5pm at the Dolley Madison Library in McLean, VA. Any Star Wars collectors in the DC Metro Area that arent already members are welcome to stop by. Please check out www.dcswcc.com for more information or email JediNerdz@dcswcc.com for more information.

Saturday, December 6, 2003 | Chris Berry

Latest Saga & Clone Wars Waves @ Cloud City

New Saga and Clone Wars figures are now available at Cloud City. Such new items include Jedi-Warrior 4-Packs, Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight, R2-D2 with Serving Tray, and R1-G4 Tatooine Droid. Cloud City is offering a FREE Ashla and Jempa figure with all orders over $50 on their website.

All orders placed by December 16th are guaranteed by December 25th for domestic delivery.

Saturday, December 6, 2003 | Chris Berry

Collector's Gallery Online

Clone Wars collection 1 Wave 6 & collection 1 Wave 14 are now in stock at Collector's Gallery Online for $64.95 per case. Pre-orders for Saga Wave 16 and Saga Collection 2 Wave 15 are also $64.95 per case. Ultra figures Wave 1 are set at $39.95 & Wave 2 are now on sale for the price of $59.95, Unleashed Wave 7 is 59.95. Thousands of Vintage & Classic Star Wars toys are always in stock.

Saturday, December 6, 2003 | Chris Berry

Action-HQ.com News

Action-HQ.com: Bringing the BEST to you FIRST this week with Star Wars Series 2 Kubricks, Episode I C-Watch & Japanese Pre-Orders!

Saturday, December 6, 2003 | Chris Berry

Out Now... Hoth Wave, Ultra and Clone Wars Wave 3

Reports are coming in from across the country as the Hoth Wave, new Ultra, and Wave 3 of the Clone Wars have been spotted at retail (TRU and Wal Marts). Looks like it will be a Happy Star Wars Holiday Season!

Friday, December 5, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Santa Yoda Available To All!

Happy Holidays to you from Paizo Publishing and the Official Star Wars Fan Club!

We wanted to let you know that we are selling Hasbro's Holiday Yoda figure to all, whether members of the Fan Club or not. Up until now we have been selling only to Fan Club members, but we have some left in stock and wanted to let Star Wars fans, or folks with fans on their holiday shopping list, to have a chance to purchase this festive figure.

There are more details in the press release. You can order your figures, and read more, at Paizo Publishing.

Thursday, December 4, 2003 | Chris Berry

KEBco Toys 25% Off Sale & New Saga Items

KEBco Toys has more of the latest Saga figures In-Stock. Choose from Obi Wan Night Club, Elan Sleazebaggano, McQuarrie Stormtrooper, Bail Organa, Imperial Dignitary, Padme Tatooine, Ayy Vida Night Club and more. Be sure to enter KEBCO25OFF for your Coupon Code for 25% OFF all in-stock items until Dec.10th, 2003 (Pre-Orders do not apply).

Also, check out the new GI Joe Valor vs Venom figures available for Pre-Order

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

Tuesday, December 2, 2003 | Chris Berry

Brian's Toys Newsletter

Brian's Toys has all of the Clone Wars Value Packs in stock. The Anakin Skywalker Starfighter Pilot with Clone Trooper (blue), ARC Trooper with Clone Trooper (white), and Yoda General with Clone Trooper (yellow) are just a hint of what is now available at the webstore. Read on for full details.

Tuesday, December 2, 2003 | Chris Berry

Collector's Gallery News Release

Master Replicas items now on sale at Collector's Gallery Online: Jedi Remote $169.95, Darth Maul lightsaber $299.95, Vader SW saber w/o case $189.95, Darth Vader SW Lightsaber with case $214.95, Vader ESB saber $219.95. Thousands of vintage and classic Star Wars items in stock (including Clone Wars).

Tuesday, December 2, 2003 | Chris Berry

Out Now... Saga Deluxe

Reports from the West Coast indicate that the latest wave of Saga dleuxe figures has started to hit the pegs just in time for the Holidays. This includes General Rieekan, Wampa and C-3PO w/ Escape Pod. Happy Hunting!

Tuesday, December 2, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Animated Clone Wars Figures

RoboChris also brings us some nice shots of the upcoming Clone Wars Animated figures which sounds like they will be released in early 2004. Click on Yoda above for the full lineup.

Monday, December 1, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Burger King Glasses???

Japanese etailer RoboChris has posted images of what may be the first glimpse at the Burger King Glasses with figures. This is all speculation at this point but they look to be the real deal. And if true, fans everywhere shall be dissapointed...repackaged POTJ Obi-Wan and repackaged EpI Darth Maul.

Monday, December 1, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Star Wars Kubricks Series 2

All the buzz on the JD Forums is news of the release of Star Wars Kubricks Series 2. This assortment has a Obi-Wan, Greedo, Tusken Raider, Cantina Band Member, Sandtrooper and Han Solo as part of the normal release. Hidden in the Sandtrooper, Cantina Band Member and Han Solo boxes are chase figures and variants. The most prominent of which is Doctor Indiana Jones. Stay Tuned for some up close and personal pictures and a review of minifig mania! Check out a full set of 9 figures at eBayer ronnicshop.

Monday, December 1, 2003 | Scott Pearson

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