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May 2003

The Carolina's Next Con!

Attention North and South Carolina Collectors! Inside Pitch Promotions will be holding it's first of two conventions in Greensboro, N.C. on June 14 - 15, at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Weekend passes are only $9 and more info is available at their website! See ya there!

Saturday, May 31, 2003 | Cory Hyman

12" Gammorean Guard Out Now!

The 12" Gammorean Guard has been spotted at KB Toys in San Diego long known to be the first stop for many KB exclusives. Keep your eyes open for this 12" of pig like fun!

Saturday, May 31, 2003 | Scott Pearson

StarWars.com Presents..."Hyperspace"

The Official Site debuted the trailer for their new "Pay to Play" service today, entitled "Hyperspace"!

"Hyperspace" is basically a pay service through StarWars.com that grants subscribers access to exclusive online material such as deleted scenes, behind the scenes access, and lots of other extras from the Star Wars Saga. An exciting, free preview will be running on the official site from June 5th through the 9th, with the pay service debuting on June 10th.

So check it out, and then discuss it in the friendly confines of the JediDefender Forums!

Friday, May 30, 2003 | Cory Hyman

2003 TRU Exclusives: 4-Packs

Hasbro updates this morning with details on Toys R Us' 2003 exclusives, the four packs. Hitting the shelves now is the Imperial Set seen above and coming later this year is a Bounty Hunter set with Aurra Sing (with her Swoop Bike), IG-88, Bossk and Boba Fett. And completing the series is the Hoth Set seen above with Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia (a resculpted Hoth version), Chewbacca (Cloud City with snow detail) and an astromech droid, R3-A2.

Wednesday, May 28, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Re-Release Leia Carded Shots

mimidog4428 scores another new image this morning, the unreleased and coming soon A New Hope Leia. This figure was released previously in the Freeze Frame era of POTF2. She will be coming with the Coleman/Wat/Padme case next month and like all of the rereleases packed with a small plastic stand.

Tuesday, May 27, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Imperial Forces 4 Pack At K & C

K & C Collectibles has received the following new Star Wars items.

New Items include Imperial Forces 4 pack, Super Battle Droid Builder, Spider Droid. Limited stock on new items.

Items Back In-Stock include AT-AT & Luke Skywalker Action Fleet, Snowspeeder, Princess Leia Unleashed, and Han Solo Hoth, Boba Fett The Pit of Carkoon, Mace Windu Arena Confrontation, R2-D2 Droid Factory Flight, and Anakin Skywalker Secret Ceremony.

Tuesday, May 27, 2003 | Chris Berry

Vintage Updates At Collector's Gallery

Collector's Gallery Online has many new Vintage items in stock. Items include the Bespin Freeze Chamber, Bespin Control Room, Bespin Gantry, Hoth Ion Cannon, Hoth Generator Attack, Hoth Turrent Defense, Hoth Wampa Cave and many more. Many Master Replicas Lightsabers are also available online.

Tuesday, May 27, 2003 | Chris Berry

Brian's Toys Newsletter #204

Brian's Toys has posted their latest newsletter #204. The new Master Replica Darth Maul Lightsaber is available now for $499.99 and the Mace Windu saber is available for pre order. The red Saga Battle Droid, Kotobukiya Clonetrooper, and Commander Jorg Sacul back in stock. Read the newsletter for all of the details!

Tuesday, May 27, 2003 | Chris Berry

New Images: Coleman Trebor and Wedding Padme

3 new pics in 3 days for eBay seller overlord 307. Today, its the debut of carded shots of Coleman Trebor and Padme Wedding Gown as well the new Saga Card design. They look very nice but I wonder where Coleman's robe is? These should be released domestically within a month so keep your eyes on the pegs (or the mailman)!

Saturday, May 24, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Clonetrooper 3-Packs: New Color Variants

As rumored, it appears that the upcoming Clonetrooper 3-pack will indeed be coming in different flavors other than just plain vanilla. Ebayer overlord307 has once again scored some loose prototype samples, including new red and green Clonetroopers - both of which are identical to their originally seen standard white counterparts in the prone and kneeling positions. You can peruse these auctions, which include several more pictures, right here. Are blue and yellow Clone packs sure to follow? Stay tuned to find out!

Saturday, May 24, 2003 | Matt Colman

Code 3 Millenium Falcon: Pre-Production Photos

Code 3 has released the first photos from it's breathtaking Millenium Falcon diecast replica - but only to members of it's website. No worries though, as we here at JediDefender wouldn't dare withhold such a thing of beauty from our readers! Read on to take a gander at this magnificent vehicle...

Friday, May 23, 2003 | Matt Colman

Green A-Wing Boxed Pics

EBay seller overlord307 has the Target exclusive green A-Wing in hand, and with some really nice boxed pictures. The pilot looks to be a repainted Arvel Crynyd from the POTF2 Rebel Pilots Cinema Scene. Looks cool, can't wait for the fall when this ship shows up at Target!

Friday, May 23, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Staying On Target

The folks at Hasbro have posted some news concerning the upcoming exclusives coming to Target stores near you. Look for the green A-Wing and 12" Leia on Speeder Bike to land in the October/November time frame!

Friday, May 23, 2003 | Scott Pearson

TRU Imperial 4-Pack Has Been Released

Reports have come into JD HQ that the Toys 'R' Us exclusive Imperial Forces four-pack, featuring Darth Vader, AT-ST Driver, Stormtrooper and an R4 unit, has been found at TRU's in the Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA areas. So keep your eyes peeled for this neat set!

Thursday, May 22, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Mexi-Con: Just Around The Corner!

The Official Site has posted some updated news and a reminder about the upcoming Mexican Star Wars Convention on July 12th and 13th. There's still some two-day presale tickets available, and it's just been announced that there will also be one day passes available AT the convention as well.

Special activities will include discussion about the toy-making process with original Kenner employees, a look inside the world of Lili-Ledy, a sneak preview of the upcoming Clone Wars line, and the announcing of the first ever Special Collectors' Award (see sign-up details). Oh yeah, and don't forget - they've got some fancy schmancy Boba Fett figure too! Click the Full Story for all the juicy details...

Thursday, May 22, 2003 | Matt Colman

Fix Hasbro's Mistakes!

Today we wanted to direct your attention to our Customs Forum, which features some great work by some really talented people. Swing on by and share your solutions to Hasbro's problems, or your own personal creations such as my custom Ice Cream Maker Guy above!

Thursday, May 22, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Sandcrawler... Where For Art Thou?

We have it on fairly good authority that the rumored exclusive Sandcrawler with RA-7 and Jawa pack-ins, will not be made this year and has been postponed until a later date. At one time there was a strong rumor that Wal-Mart was going to pick this up, but they have passed on it for right now. Stay tuned for further developments on this much needed vehicle.

Wednesday, May 21, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Like Father, Like Son

Gentle Giant Studios' Boba Fett mini busts are shipping out as we speak! Soft goods wookiee scalps, 7,500 piece production run, and near flawless craftmanship, you cannot afford to miss this one! Plus he looks great beside his dear old dad. Be sure to check all out our sponsors for availability!

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 | Cory Hyman

You And What Army?

Make way! Clone Wars army builder sets are making their way to eBay by way of Asia! The same seller also has the new Unleashed Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi up for bid. Want to be the first to own these and other as of yet unreleased goods? Click on through!

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 | Cory Hyman

New Re-Packs Coming?

If you check out the Kebco news posted by Chris, you'll notice 2 new figures listed in the feed, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader from A New Hope. These have not been announced yet, but it is very possible that these are repacks akin to the Maul, Leia, Han, etc. that will be packed into Wave 13 and 15 cases. Stay tuned for more details, or guess what these figures are in our Forums.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Happy 59th Chewie!

Actor Peter Mayhew, better known as the towering Wookiee, Chewbacca, celebrated his 59th birthday yesterday!

Happy Birthday Peter, and we'll be seeing you soon.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 | Cory Hyman

Very Latest Toys At KEBco

KEBco Toys has added 5 new basic EP2 figures for Pre-Order. Included are the Waitress Droid, Night Club Alien, Darth Sidious, Luke New Hope and Vader New Hope. Three new Unleashed figures of Yoda, Han Solo and Boba Fett have also been added for Pre-Order. Mention JediDefender.com and get 5% off of your order!

Monday, May 19, 2003 | Chris Berry

Brian's Toys Newsletter #203

Brian's Toys has just posted their latest newsletter #203. The latest available to order at Brian's Toys include the Saga Rebel Trooper Builder set and POTF2 Super Star Destroyer. The Exclusive 12" Boxed Leia and Speeder Bike is now available for pre-order.

Monday, May 19, 2003 | Chris Berry

Reminder: Defender Wishlists Empire Strikes Back

Just a quick reminder to turn in yourwishlist for the middle movie of the Original Trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back. Hoth, Bespin, Dagobah, Bounty Hunters and Wampas fill this fan favorite full of great background and main characters. Feel free to send in your lists via e-mail or list them in our great Forums. Wishlists will continue to be received until May 31. Thanks, and remember to limit it to 10!

Monday, May 19, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Begun, Star Wars Weekends Have...

Star Wars Weekends began this past Friday at Disney-MGM Studios in Florida! For 5 straight weekends, the stars of Star Wars will be invading the Sunshine state! Wanna tango with Jango? Meet that old scoundrel, Lando? This is the place to do it! Disney World is also the only place you can currently snag the new Star Tours lineup of collectibles! Specific details can be found at the Official Site.

Exclusive collectibles, sunshine, Star Wars, and Disney. How could you go wrong!?

Sunday, May 18, 2003 | Cory Hyman

Congrats Guttersnipe!

JediDefender.com patron, Guttersnipe (Michael Lunt) of the UK, submitted the winning entry for the "Name Cory's Column" contest!

With his clever submission, "Jango's Jargon", Mike will receive a MOMC POTJ Boba Fett palmtalker compliments of yours truly. Thanks to all of those who entered! Look for the debut of "Jango's Jargon" next week!

Saturday, May 17, 2003 | Cory Hyman

Collector's Gallery News Release

The Star Wars Unleashed Waves 5 & 6 are available for pre-order at Collector's Gallery Online. In addition, the Anakin FX Lightsaber is back in stock for $139.96 with free shipping. The Clone Wars Yoda, Anakin, and Durge are available for pre-order at $7.95 each.

Saturday, May 17, 2003 | Chris Berry

Star Tours Wave 3; Images Available

The Star Tours Wave 3 figures including G2-9T and R5-D2 have surfaced on eBay and it is apparent that Disney has started selling these. We have had mixed reports, but I believe it is worth a shot to call Disney World and try to order your figures before resorting to purchasing at an auction. The number for Disney World Florida (Disney Delivers) is 1-800-362-4533.

Our Trading and Classified forums may be of help to you as well, as we have many members from both Florida and California who may be willing to help you out. When more develops on this and we are able to get higher quality images, they will be put out right away so stay tuned.

Saturday, May 17, 2003 | Chris Berry

Behold, the Power of the Silver Boba Fett - Carded!

Both Paizo Publishing and The Official Site have just unveiled the very first carded images of the highly anticipated Silver Boba Fett figure! It's based on the POTJ 300th Fett, and as you can see - it looks VERY cool. Also note the subtle detail of that familiar skull in the background! Click on through to the Full Story for a complete refresher course on the when's, where's, and how's to acquire this sure to be hot collectible - tabbed as the "2003 Convention Figure". I assume you should already know the "Why's"...

Thursday, May 15, 2003 | Matt Colman

Reminder: Name Cory's Column Giveaway

Just a reminder, Defenders. The contest to name my new variety column ends in approximately 3 days. Get crackin', and send your ideas to coryscontest@jedidefender.com

For more details, please click on the icon to the right of this story!

Thursday, May 15, 2003 | Cory Hyman

KB Toys.com Blowout Bonanza!

KB Toys.com is blowing out Episode II merchandise right now, with prices cut up to 75% off! (maybe you should take a hint Target, TRU and Wal-Mart) Some of the great deals include less than $2 figures, a $5 Jedi Starfighter, and the best deal I saw was a $10 Republic Gunship!

Thursday, May 15, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Hey There Yinz Guys!

Hey all you loyal readers and fans... I'm the infamous Jesse James (McCracken). I go by many monikers though, such as "The Scourge of Hasbro", "The Deflater of Action Poses", or even "The Proponent of Articulation". Eh, sometimes I just go by Furious George too, but that's another story.

I'm one of the new staff here at JediDefender.com, and I'm tasked with the honorable duty of tearing apart Hasbro's Star Wars figures when they are found lacking, and building them up when they are deemed worthy of praise. My job in a nutshell is the site's Toy Reviewer... oh, and the odd news post here and there as well.

I'm looking forward to working for the site, working with Chris and the gang, and working to give you comprehensive and honest reviews in my as-of-yet-named Toy Review column.

Now to find new figures. ***scratches his head thinking***

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 | Jesse McCracken

Toy Box Insider Segment

JediDefender has just received the press release on the latest segment of the Star Wars Insider. The new segment, entitled Toy Box will cater to Star Wars toy collectors with articles from Andy Espenshade (Andy@Hasbro) and other members of the Hasbro team. Click on to read the full press release, brought to you by JediDefender!

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 | Chris Berry

Lego AT-AT In Stock!

The latest ultra "cool" set available from LEGO Shop at Home is the behemoth AT-AT Walker. This set includes two little Snowtroopers (one on a speederbike), an AT-AT Driver and Luke in Snowspeeder Gear. Coming in at 1064 Pieces it is one of the larger sets LEGO has produced, have fun Legomaniacs!

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Grand Moff Tarkin Bust From Gentle Giant!

You Imperial fans out there are going to love this great looking bust of the ultra sinister Grand Moff Tarkin, due out this October 15th from Gentle Giant. It's limited to 7,500 pieces and will run you a cool $50. Kudos to the sculptor(s) for another incredible looking collectible from this company!

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 | Matt Colman

Mace Windu Master Replica Lightsaber

The newest edition to the Master Replicas Lightsaber family is the Mace Windu lightsaber as seen in the latest edition of the Star Wars Insider. Star Wars.com posted information on this today and has informed us that this piece will be limited to a quantity of 2,500 and will retail at $349.

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 | Chris Berry

New Star Wars First Person Shooter?

Lucas Arts made a press release today revealing their new game "Star Wars: Republic Commando", set in the era of the Clone Wars. The game is set to utilize the Unreal Tournament Engine and is to look and feel "dark and realistic".

Platforms listed so far are X-Box and PC... I may need an upgrade just to get the full enjoyment from this one! :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2003 | Jesse McCracken

Han Hoth and Chewbacca In Stock At K&C

K & C Collectibles has received some new Star Wars action figures this week. We also have reduced some 12” figures. Come checkout these great deals and don't forget to mention that JediDefender sent you.

Monday, May 12, 2003 | Chris Berry

He's No Good To Me Dead!

Recently released in Japan is the uber cool set made by Medicom: The Bounty Hunter Kubricks Set! To learn more about these cool little figures click on over to our Feature Article. Stay tuned to JediDefender for all news concerning the Star Wars Kubricks figures!

Monday, May 12, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Silver Boba Fett Low Down

Information has just been posted at Star Wars.com releasing the news on the Silver Boba Fett. The figure WILL be offered to Fan Club members after it is available at the various conventions this year. The Boba Fett figure itself will resemble the 300th Edition Boba Fett from the POTJ line. Read on for a list of conventions and details on how to get your paws on this figure.

Monday, May 12, 2003 | Chris Berry

Vintage Items At Collector's Gallery

Many new Vintage Star Wars items are now in stock at Collector's Gallery Online. The Empire Rebel Command Center playset, Empire Hoth Ice Planet Playset, Empire Millenium Falcon, POTF Rancor Beast, and Episode 2 original movie poster, and more are all available today, head over and start shopping!

Monday, May 12, 2003 | Chris Berry

Brian's Toys Newsletter #202

Many new items are in this week at Brian's Toys. The Anakin and Dooku Swoop Bikes, Boba Fett Mini Bust, Kubrick Early Bird Kit, and many more items have been added.

Monday, May 12, 2003 | Chris Berry

Where Are My Figures?

A question being asked far too often lately. In the latest Insider, Hasbro Star Wars Rep Andy Epenshade says it is due to lack of interest from retailers for the most part. There are other problems though. Why not stop by our forums and lend an answer or two if you can (thanks to Darth Homer for the topic).

What's Up With Availability?

Monday, May 12, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Boba is Unleashed as well as Mace's Saber

The latest Star Wars Insider features two ads for new products. The first being Boba Fett Unleashed and the second the Master Replicas Mace Windu Saber. Look for pictures as soon as I get my Insider Issue .

Monday, May 12, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Name Cory's Column!

Defenders! I need YOU to name my column.. and yes, there is a prize. Click on through for the scoop!

Saturday, May 10, 2003 | Cory Hyman

Disney's Star Wars Weekends Update

The Official Site has posted some updated news on Disney World's upcoming Star Wars Weekends festivities, including a revised autograph schedule and the picture you see above of Disney's limited exclusive Star Wars Weekends keepsake coin. The fun starts next weekend, and continues to run for an additional four weekends after that. Click through to the Full Story, for all the details, and the complete (revised) autograph schedule, and don't forget to say "Hi" to Mickey from the JediDefender crew if you attend!

Saturday, May 10, 2003 | Matt Colman

KEBco Toys New Pre-Order Items

KEBco Toys has added the newest 12 inch figures of Yoda, Luke Jedi, Biker Scout and the Ewok 2-pack for Pre-Order. Basic figures, Cinema Scenes, Clone Wars Army Builders and Clone Wars Vehicles are still available for Pre-Order. Don't forget to mention JediDefender.com and get 5% off all new orders!!

Basic Figure Factory Cases for $64.95 or $61.95 for 2 or more. A few more Unleashed Slave Leia figures are back In-Stock for $16.99. New Specials 25% OFF Section - Take a Look and be sure to ask about their popular "One of Every Figure" Club - $5.99 per figure.

Congratulations to all of the winners in the Figure A Day Giveaway. A New Giveaway Coming Soon - Stay Tuned.

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

Saturday, May 10, 2003 | Chris Berry

Master Replicas ESB Darth Vader Saber

Brian's Toys now has Master Replicas ESB Darth Vader Sabers in stock! This is an import Pre-release of the Vader Sabers. The sabers are for sale at our site for $349.99. These sabers have been shipped ahead of our regular Master Replicas shipment. We are also taking pre-orders for our Domestic release for the regular price of $329.99 (shipping in a several of weeks). Limited quantity, first come first serve. Visit our website today!

Saturday, May 10, 2003 | Chris Berry

Rogue Squadron III Screen Shots

Video Game site Gamers.com has published the first screen shots from the upcoming Gamecube game Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike. They look very impressive, almsot makes me want to run out and get a Gamecube! Stop by our forums and discuss!

Friday, May 9, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Shaggy Hair and All

In the most recent Ask the Jedi Council artist Ryan Church is asked if Episode III will blend in with the 70's feel of A New Hope... read on for his answer.

Friday, May 9, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Collector's Gallery; Jedi Training Remote In Stock

Collector's Gallery Online has the new Luke Training Remote In Stock with free shipping $249.00. There are also reduced prices on many POTF2 figures such as the Tie Pilot, Luke Skywalker X Wing Pilot (with short saber), Darth Vader (short saber), and many others. Take a look at Collector's Gallery Online today!

Thursday, May 8, 2003 | Chris Berry

Imperial Shuttle is Landing Again

KBToys is taking preorders on the once exclusive FAO Shuttle. A move that makes this reporter very angry (and you don't want to make me angry ). I was one of the suckers who shelled out the $150+ for the exclusive FAO shuttle. Throw mud, sling eggs, do all you want if you were one of the lucky ones who knew this event would happen. KB's price is $99.99 plus $15 shipping. A very good price!

Thursday, May 8, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Knight Writer

Pre-order your copy of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for X Box at www.lucasarts.com, and recieve a FREE K.O.T.O.R. promo lightsaber pen. No shipping/handling charges to boot! Offer is limited while supplies last.

Thursday, May 8, 2003 | Cory Hyman

Unleash Your Ideas!

Calling all Unleashed enthusiasts! Who do YOU want to see immortalized in the Unleashed lines? Future offerings already include Palpatine, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Master Yoda. Question is, who do you think deserves the fantasy figure treatment?

Got any suggestions? Were listening! Speak your piece here at the JediDefender forums!

Wednesday, May 7, 2003 | Cory Hyman

New Michael Fright Custom: Millenium Falcon

You've seen his scale Tantive IV, you've seen the Darth Maul Semi, now take a look at super scale customizer Michael Fright's to scale (with 3 3/4" action figures) Millenium Falcon which he debuted in our forums! Nice job as always Michael!

Wednesday, May 7, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Attention: North + South Carolina Collectors!

Who said nobody likes Star Wars in the Carolinas!? Two conventions are making their way to the Queen City of Charlotte, NC in the next 2 months!

Tuesday, May 6, 2003 | Cory Hyman

K and C Collectibles 15% Off Store Wide Sale

K & C Collectibles would like to offer you a special 15% off discount code. This code is valid starting today May 4th through 6:00pm CDT May 8th, 2003. This discount code is not valid on previous orders.

After you have added your items to the shopping cart click "Check Out". Enter the word "maysale" in the discount code field along with your address and payment information. The discount will show in the next page. Finish the order by clicking "process order" at the bottom of the page. Don't forget to mention that JediDefender.com sent you!

Tuesday, May 6, 2003 | Chris Berry

Exclusive PEZ Sets... Backordered!

Loyal JD reader David "Boba Binks" Syczylo wrote in to let us know that the exclusive C-3PO, Darth Vader and Yoda PEZ dispensers he ordered were placed into back order limbo. Read on for the information from PEZ .

Tuesday, May 6, 2003 | Scott Pearson

What is Hyperspace?

By clicking on the Official Indiana Jones website, an ad pops up for a new feature at the Star Wars Official Site called Hyperspace. A sneak preview will be given June 5th through the 9th and the website will premier on the 10th of June. Is this the pay for content website that has been rumored? Stay tuned to find out!

Tuesday, May 6, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Defender Wish Lists: Episode V: ESB

Continuing on down the road, I am inviting one and all to turn in your Wishlists for the middle movie of the Original Trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back. Hoth, Bespin, Dagobah, Bounty Hunters and Wampas fill this fan favorite full of great background and main characters. Feel free to send in your lists via e-mail or list them in our great Forums. Thanks, and remember to limit it to 10!

Tuesday, May 6, 2003 | Scott Pearson

One Down, One to Go!

LFL announced today that everyone's favorite swashbuckling archaeologist will be making his way into your living room via DVD's this November! All 3 Indy movies will be released in a box set, and included is a neat little 4th disc full of behind the scenes looks at the making of the trilogy.

While not really a Star Wars story, there are plenty of connections and in-jokes in the Indy movies which pertain to Star Wars and... It means that everyone's favorite movie trilogy jumps one step higher on LFL's DVD priority list. Hopefully soon, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 6, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Jango Fettish? Jango Fettish! Where?!

Greetings, JediDefender.com patrons! My name is Cory Hyman, better known to the Star Wars collecting community as "Jango Fettish". My good friend, and new boss, Chris Berry has graciously brought me on as part of the J.D. staff as a reporter, as well as the site's new form of "comic relief".

Look for my new variety column debuting later this month, as well as up to date Star Wars collecting news you can use! Heres to making JediDefender.com the web's premiere Star Wars collectors site!

Yo Joe! Err..Thunderc..no. May the Force Be With You!


Monday, May 5, 2003 | Cory Hyman

Cantina Roll Call!

The Official Site recently updated with an awesome new story on that wacky Star Wars bar in a galaxy far, far away. Insiders combed through the LFL production files and have some pretty detailed listings for most of the cool aliens shown in the Cantina. The crew dubbed the creatures as they saw them, such as the above Don Rickles and Coal Man. Make sure you click on the mugshots for even more pictures and neat info!

Monday, May 5, 2003 | Scott Pearson

NEW Kay Bee Toys Store Exclusives!

Kay Bee Toys has introduced 2 new and exciting promotions to clear out old stock!

Sunday, May 4, 2003 | Cory Hyman

R2-D2 Beneath The Dome: Round 2

Media Play is offering the R2-D2 Beneath The Dome DVD this week for $2.99 when you purchase the Attack of the Clones DVD for their price of $19.99. This sale is valid from May 5th - June 1st, rain checks will not be distributed.

Sunday, May 4, 2003 | Chris Berry

Han Solo And Yoda Unleashed

Lee's Toy Review magazine has revealed the new unleased Han Solo and Yoda action figures. Images have turned up around the net by various scans and pictures. Click the thumbnail above to see each figure in full size and then give us your thoughts in the JD discussion forums. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 4, 2003 | Chris Berry

Vintage Checklist Revamp

The Vintage checklists at JediDefender.com have been totally revamped by our resident variation expert, Thomas Grey, and are now online for your personal use. Each checklist now has detailed notes that correspond with the specific line of figures. Click here to view the lists. Please let us know what you think, we hope you enjoy!

Sunday, May 4, 2003 | Chris Berry

Brian's Toys Newsletter #201

Brian's Toys has just posted their latest newsletter #201. The new Saga ROTJ Gamorrean Guard in C-9 box is now in stock. Other items include the Sandtrooper 4 pack and Darth Maul (Signature Edition) Master Replica lightsaber. Read on for full details.

Sunday, May 4, 2003 | Chris Berry

Ultarama Give Away At The Jawa

Our friends over at TheJawa.com are giving you a chance to win an Ultarama Display set. For more details, head over and let them know that we sent you!

Sunday, May 4, 2003 | Chris Berry

Defender Wish Lists Results: Episode II AOTC

The ballots have been cast, the tallies counted and the results are in and it is the Lars family in a landslide! The big winner in a whisker over his son is the one legged wonder Cliegg Lars step father of the chosen one and owner of that infamous moisture farm in Attack of the Clones! Here is the rest of the top ten. Look for Return of the Jedi voting next week!

1. Cliegg Lars
2. Owen Lars
3. Beru Whitesun
4. Bail Organa
5. Padme Fireplace
6. Sly Moore
7. Shu Mai
8. Pablo Jill
9. Padme Lake Retreat
10. Clone Lunch Room

Friday, May 2, 2003 | Scott Pearson

Update: Troy Denning Book Signing

On Saturday, May 31st, 2003 at 2 PM the Barnes & Noble in Westfield, Indiana is holding a book signing event with the author of the ever popular Thrawn Trilogy books, Timothy Zhan. Thanks to Boba Binks for the exclusive news.

Update: Barnes & Noble has just informed us of a change in the schedule. Troy Denning, author of Tatooine Ghost will be signing his books on May 31st, 2003 NOT Timothy Zhan. We are sorry for the author confusion.

Thursday, May 1, 2003 | Chris Berry

Gentle Giant Exclusive Clone Trooper Bust

The Official Site has a nice write up on the upcoming exclusive Gentle Giant Clone Trooper bust, sporting the official blue lieutenant paint apps. Unfortunately this piece is on tap as an exclusive for the summer conventions at the San Diego Comic-Con International and WizardWorld Chicago, so you'll need to get some travel plans (or a good trading buddy) in place if you want to snag one of these for your collection... Limited to only 1,000 pieces as well!

Thursday, May 1, 2003 | Matt Colman

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