12" Cmdr. Bly Up For Pre-Order
Sideshow Collectibles has put Commander Bly up for Pre-Order. Get your order in, and hop right into Our Forums to gloat!
Thursday, March 31, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenDefender Wishlists 2011: Attack of the Clones
We're baaaack! JediDefender is proud to continue the 8th Annual Wishlists with a look at Attack of the Clones. All you have to do to take part in our latest poll is come up with your Wishlist for your top ten 3-3/4" figures. 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!
Thursday, March 31, 2011 | Scott PearsonUPDATE: Sgt. Bric Deadline This Thursday!
A quick reminder to our readers that this Thursday, March 31st, is the deadline to get your Sgt. Bric orders in the mail! Need a form? Print one Right Here.
UPDATE: Just a last reminder, get these in the mail today, and do so relatively early!
Thursday, March 31, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenCelebration VI?
Our friends at Yakface.com uncovered some very early rumbling about a possible Celebration VI. Could we be seeing another convention so soon? The rumors are coming out of a site called MediumAtLarge.net, and states confirmation could come down as soon as the next 2 months.
Thursday, March 31, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenDefender Wishlists 2011: The Phantom Menace
After being dethroned last year, the Neimoidian Ventilation Expert, Tey How, regains the top spot in the Phantom Menace Wishlist polling. Head on in to our forums for the full results.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 | Scott PearsonLFL Names 3-D Conversion Partner
The Official Site announced that Lucasfilm Ltd. will partner with Prime Focus to convert The Phantom Menace into a 3-D format. This is pretty big news due to the process necessary to convert a 2-D film, and the resume Prime Focus brings to the table.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 | Jesse McCracken12" Bly Preview At Sideshow
Sideshow posted their Commander Bly Reveal today in their production blog! Click through to check out the detail on this incredible looking 12" figure.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenStar Wars Blu-ray Release Date
We've all heard that Star Wars was coming out on Blu-ray in 2011, but what we didn't know was what day. StarWars.com announced today that the release date is September 16, 2011 . Mark it on your calenders and head on over to the Official Site for more details.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | Jim Ristway2011 Star Wars Disney Pins
The Official Site has a sneak peek at what pins Disney will be releasing this year. Head on over to check it out!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | Jim RistwaySgt. Bric Deadline This Thursday!
A quick reminder to our readers that this Thursday, March 31st, is the deadline to get your Sgt. Bric orders in the mail! The sarge wouldn't put up with this kind of procrastination, and neither will Hasbro if you don't get your orders sent in. Need a form? Print one Right Here.
Monday, March 28, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenCrimson Empire Returns
The Official Site announced over the weekend the release of Crimson Empire III from Dark Horse Comics. This was mentioned back in the early 2000's, and so this long a wait had better be delivering something special!
Monday, March 28, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenDave Filoni Talks Clone Wars On Facebook
Dave Filoni did a Clone Wars Q&A via his facebook page, and even shared some hockey talk (Let's Go Pens!) on his favorite team. Click his name to check it out, and remember to friend Jedi Defender, and join our Forums for the discussion!
Thursday, March 24, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenCommander Bly Reporting
Sideshow Collectibles posted a teaser of the next 12" Figure coming out, Commander Bly! Fans are already buzzing that he's holding his Phase-I helmet, and speculating on this. Bly's full reveal is 3/29, and goes for pre-order on 3/31, so start saving, and come join in the conversation about him on Our 12" Scale Forums!
Thursday, March 24, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenGentle Giant Sale At Entertainment Earth
Site sponsor Entertainment Earth is running a Buy-1-Get-1 50% Off deal on Gentle Giant product at their store. The sale runs from 3/23 - 3/29. This is a pretty sweet deal if you've been holding off on some of their items!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenHallmark Gift Items For 2011
The Official Site has a story about a new line of gifts that will be available at Hallmark stores this April. From shot glasses to picture frames, it's all product with sounds, images, and quotes from the films.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenUPDATE: Wal-Mart Legends Roll Back
We've received a number of reports in email and on our forums now that Wal-Mart stores are doing a "roll back" on Star Wars Legends figures to $6.50. As with any Wal-Mart pricing, your mileage may vary, but this may be a nationwide event.
UPDATE: We're also getting word this is including Clone Wars figures as well, at least in some cases. Happy hunting!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenCollect All 92! Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard Disguise)
Collect All 92! moves on to another look at the smoothest man in the Galaxy. Lando got to hang out in Jabba's Palace and probably still got all of the ladies. Head on in to our forums to discuss!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | Scott PearsonSculpting Clone Wars Maquettes Teaser
The Official Site has a small teaser story about Darren Marshall, the man charged with sculpting the Clone Wars Maquettes. Check out the link for an excerpt from the story, which will be a feature in the latest issue of Star Wars Insider!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenLego Star Wars III Launch Today
The time is here! Lego Star Wars III is in stores now. I sense many weekends are about to be wasted completing this game.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenNew Clone Wars Eeth Koth Image
The 2011 Wave 3 Clone Wars Eeth Koth is just around the corner, and a new picture of him turned up today. Click the image above to check it out. Hasbro's cranking out the Jedi from this line fairly quickly as they appear in the show.
Monday, March 21, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenHasbro "Supercharge" Items Shipping
Remember the Supercharge Your Giftcards & Cash Too promotion Hasbro ran at the start of the year? Well the first freebies are shipping. I received a Deluxe Mandalorian w/Bike today! Hope your luck is as good. Let us know in our Forums!
Monday, March 21, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenVintage Price Cut At Target
Our friends at Imperial Holocron.com have an interesting story on their front page. It seems at least one Target store is cutting Vintage Collection figures down to a measley $6.04. This could just be an isolated incident, however it may be worth a look in your own area.
Monday, March 21, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenToys R Us Sale: 3/20 - 3/26
Toys R Us is running another sale this week. They have 50% Off Deluxe Vehicles like the Clone Wars Y-Wing, and 50% Off Battlepacks, though it seems like it's only Legacy Collection packs in the old packaging.
Sunday, March 20, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenWave 6 Pre-Orders At Hasbro Toy Shop
Hasbro Toy Shop posted Vintage Wave 6 for Pre-Order today. If you didn't order your own cases, now is a good time to lock in the figures you need. Plus figures from previous waves are either available or up for pre-order as well. Avoid the hastle of the hunt, and just buy online.
Friday, March 18, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenStar Wars Shop Sale
From March 18th to the 20th, Star Wars Shop will be holding their Spring Cleaning Sale. You can save 40 % off all of the In-Stock items. Head on over to check it out!
Thursday, March 17, 2011 | Jim RistwayKotobukiya Holding Charitable Auctions For Japan
Kotobukiya is reaching out to collectors, holding a series of charitable Ebay auctions for Japan Relief after the tragic Earthquake and Tsunami in the nation. Read on so you can see how you can participate and help a worthy cause.
Thursday, March 17, 2011 | Jesse McCracken
Hasbro Toy Shop Goof
Our friends at Yakface.com have some bad news if you ordered anything from Hasbro Toy Shop lately. It seems they're shipping some figures in mailer envelopes! Not good news if you care about the card condition, which even some openers are saving the Vintage cards these days.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenG.I. Joe Q&A Returns Next Monday
Hasbro announced to us recently that the G.I. Joe Q&A returns this coming Monday! We're planning to deliver our 3 questions a little earlier than the Monday deadline though. Come visit our Joe Defender Forums and talk Joes, and submit questions!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenTransformers Online Game In 2012
Hasbro announced recently that Transformers will be getting an online game in 2012! Click through to read the full press release, and get the details on who is involved in this new venture.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | Jesse McCracken
Fleet Trooper Head Variant?
Thanks to our forumite JACKOFTRADZE, we've now seen an image of what appears to be a different headsculpt for the Vintage Wave 7 Rebel Fleet Trooper. Click the image above to check out the comparison of the two scuplts. Will we receive one, the other, or both? Only Hasbro can answer that, but one seems strikingly like Pello Scrambas, the older Trooper on the Tantive IV.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenClone Trooper Drops A Brick Bomb
The Official Site posted the new Lego Star Wars III TV Commercial for your viewing pleasure. Sometimes, Clones just get too cocky for their own good. It's cute in the way that only Lego seems capable of pulling off, and it gets the juices flowing for another great Lego game!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenToys R Us Sale: 3/13 - 3/19
Toys R Us is running a 30% Off Select Lego Sets sale this week. Sets include Slave-I, AT-AT, & Bounty Hunter Gunship! Get 'em while the prices are right because those Legos can strain your wallet.
Monday, March 14, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenJohn Williams In Pittsburgh 6/24
World-renowned conductor and composer John Williams will be performing in Pittsburgh, PA on June 24th. Visit the Pittsburgh Symphony website for details on how you may be able to attend if you're in the area. Any available tickets go on sale April 4th.
Friday, March 11, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenUPDATE: Vintage Wave 6 At Hasbro Toy Shop
Vintage Wave 6 (as well as Wave 4 & 5) have poppsed back up at Hasbro Toy Shop today. Some are sold out but others from these waves are still in stock, so now may be a good time to place an order!
UPDATE: Wave 6 appears to be gone, but there are a lot of Wave 4 & 5 left if you're still searching.
Friday, March 11, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenThe Old Republic Pre-Launch Guild Program
The Old Republic announced today that it was setting up a Guild HQ where players can start forming a community. Head on over today to join up with your friends or start your own.
Thursday, March 10, 2011 | Jim RistwayWave 6 At Regular Retail
Vintage Wave 6 has now also been found at regular retail, according to a number of sources including a friend of mine in Maryland. This is a rapid release of new figures, so save yourself the burden and just Order A Case of this wave now, incase they come back in stock. Save yourself the running around.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenStar Wars Ice Cube Trays For Pre-Order
Something that was quite popular out of Toy Fair 2011, were the Kotobukiya Star Wars Ice Trays. Site sponsor Entertainment Earth has them up for pre-order! Check out the Han In Carbonite Tray and R2-D2 Tray now to get your order in for July.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 | Jesse McCracken12" Clone Sergeants Processing Soon
Sideshow Collectibles updated today that their 12" Clone Sergeant is ready to process on March 11th, which is this Friday! If you haven't gotten your order in, jump in now to get on the wait list.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenA Fix For Discolored Helmets?
Our Forums received a possible fix for all the discolored Clone and Stormtrooper helmets/parts, courtesy of Han's Hideout.com! Check out the forum link, and remember to try at your own risk to yourself and your figures. However, it could save some Troopers in your collection!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenVintage Wave 6 Arriving
Did you order Vintage Wave 6? Well if you did, they're shipping now (and you can pick up Vintage Wave 4 & Vintage Wave 5 which are back in stock)! Come join the discussion on Wave 6 in Our Forums, where I'm giving some initial impressions on the new figures!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenLoose 2011 Clone Wars Wave 2 Images
Incase you missed it, loose images of Riot Clone Trooper, Commander Wolfe, and the Older Ahsoka turned up recently! Click the images above to check them out and hop into Our Forums to share your thoughts on these figures. Wolfe looks like a guy who can dish out some trouble!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenCarded Vintage Wave 7 Image
An image of the Carded Vintage Wave 7 turned up in Our Forums over the weekend! Click the image above to check out this really nice wave of figures. Finally, a Rebel Fleet Trooper we can be proud of! Some figures are missing some details though, like the Trooper's holster, and the thigh-strap on Han's holster. Will they turn up eventually?
Monday, March 7, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenCollect All 92! Weequay
Collect All 92! takes a look at one of the ugliest aliens in the SW Galaxy, Weequay! Hasbro is just now releasing the first "new" Weequay in Wave 6...and it certainly was worth the wait!
Friday, March 4, 2011 | Scott PearsonPhantom Menace 3-D - 2/10/12
Mark your calenders! The Official Site updated with the date The Phantom Menace 3-D will be released to theaters. Maybe not the best Valentine's date, but Feb. 10th, 2012 will have to do.
Thursday, March 3, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenSteel City Con - Starts Friday
Pittsburgh's Steel City Con returns this weekend, and if you want to pre-order a 3-Day Pass online, you need to do so by today! Don't miss out on the give-aways, the autographs, and of course the toys. Visit the link to order your pass early today!
Thursday, March 3, 2011 | Jesse McCrackenDefender Wishlists 2011: The Phantom Menace
We're baaaack! JediDefender is proud to kick off the 8th Annual Wishlists with a look at The Phantom Menace. All you have to do to take part in our latest poll is come up with your Wishlist for your top ten 3-3/4" figures. 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!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | Scott PearsonMurphy's Law On The Clone Wars
The Official Site updated tonight with a preview of part 2 of the current Clone Wars storyline. It sounds like escaping from The Citadel prison won't be a cakewalk. Like they say, "what can go wrong, will". Look for this new episode Friday, on Cartoon Network!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 | Jesse McCracken
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