Hasbro Q&A Update for May 29th
Hasbro has updated their website with the latest round of Star Wars Q&A. Click on over to check out the answers to all the questions submitted by the particpating Star Wars fan/news/media websites during the last Q&A session.
Friday, May 29, 2009 | Jeff SmentekToys R Us Acquires FAO Schwarz
The ever changing world of toy retailers is about to take another turn. Toys R Us has reached an agreement to buy FAO Schwarz. TRU plans to continue to run FAO's two retail stores and catalog business as is, but may end up expanding the selections at both in the future.
Friday, May 29, 2009 | Jeff SmentekLoose Wedge's X-Wing Images
Click the thumbnails above to check out a couple loose images of the upcoming, Wedge Antilles' Red 2 X-Wing Fighter. The details of this ship are quite nice, matching up well to the model from the films. Also it's supposed to include "kill markings" from Wedge's EU days in Rogue Squadron!
Thursday, May 28, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenDefender Wishlists 2009: A New Hope
Unlike some other Johnny Come Latelies, for the last 5 years, JediDefender has run an informal fan poll asking for your ten most wanted characters from the various Star Wars films. All you have to do to take part in our latest poll is come up with your Wish List for your top ten 3-3/4" figures for Star Wars: A New Hope. 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, May 28, 2009 | Scott PearsonDefender Wishlists 2009: Revenge of the Sith
The winner of the 2009 Revenge of the Sith portion of the voting is the evil Emperor Palpatine (Senate Duel). Thanks to all who voted. You can check out the remaining Top 10 here!
Thursday, May 28, 2009 | Scott PearsonNew JediDefender.com Give-Away - Joker Squad!
Starting today, JediDefender.com is giving you a chance to win the exclusive Legacy Collection Joker Squad from Hasbro. Check out the new Give-Away page for all the details on how you can enter to win!
Thursday, May 28, 2009 | Jeff SmentekWotC Jedi Academy Miniatures Previews # 3
Wizards of the Coast has posted their third official preview of the upcoming Jedi Academy expansion set - the Jedi Battlemaster miniature. Head on over for all the details on the new minis heading your way next month!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 | Jeff SmentekGet $5 off Star Wars Miniatures at Target
Wizards of the Coast and StarWars.com have teamed up to offer everyone a great discount on Star Wars Minatures. Head on over and print the PDF coupon to get $5 off the purchase of an Imperial Entanglements Star Wars Miniatures booster pack at your local Target store!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 | Jeff SmentekTarget Geonosis Arena 2-Pack Update
Another round of info from our spies at Target. This time, they've passed along a few new details about the upcoming Target Geonosis Arena 2-Packs!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 | Jeff Smentek
Custom Chop Shop Wrap-Up
Back by popular request, the Custom Chop Shop Wrap-Up feature returns to JediDefender this week! We’ll take a look at what’s been hot in the customizing community lately. This week there is a focus on at certain smuggler’s favorite ride. We’ve also included some Kubrick customs for all of you Kubrickaholics. Read on for the full story!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 | Ryan Phipps
TIE Interceptor Headed to Toys R Us
We got a note from Jedi Defender reader Toryn Farr, that Toys R Us computers in Canada are showing a TIE Interceptor listed for $69.99 in their system. This is interesting, as a rumor started last week that a TIE Interceptor was coming at some point, and it seems it might be a Toys R Us exclusive. We'll keep you posted as more details are uncovered about this story!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenNew Clone Wars Images
Our inbox had three new loose images of upcoming Clone Wars figures over the weekend. Click the thumbnails above to check out Admiral Yularen, Super Battledroid Sergeant, and General Mace Windu. Mace is even sporting a slick purple paintjob on his helmet! Thanks to our friend for the pictures!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenRetooled TIE Fighter Coming to Target?
While not a confirmed story yet, our Anonymous Target Source was kind enough to let some information slip our way about the possible future/destination of the "new" TIE Fighter (with spiffy newly sculpted cockpit). Our source says there is a DPCI in Target's system active for a TIE Fighter (087-06-0639) listed at $39.99. This may or may not be our new mystery fighter, and we'll be sure to let you know when more details bubble to the surface!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenTarget Jabba's Rancor Set Finally Hits Retail
It showed up on-line at Target.com way back in January. Then, it sold out on-line back in April. Now, finally, the exclusive Jabba's Rancor set has hit retail Target stores! Click on the thumbnail above to check out the Rancor I was able to pick up at my local store this evening. Grab those DPCI numbers (087-06-2066) and start your hunt this weekend!
Saturday, May 23, 2009 | Jeff SmentekNew Carded Kubricks Revealed
Medicom has unveiled their latest Parco Carded exclusives for 2009. This years' set will feature everyone's favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett. This set will include carded versions of the upcoming Boba Fett Collection and will be available at the Parco show as well auctions sites everywhere. Make sure to join in the discussion on our forums !
Friday, May 22, 2009 | Scott PearsonCarded Clone Trooper Echo Images
We've got a couple carded front and back images of the upcoming Clone Trooper Echo figure in the Clone Wars line. This "shiny" earned his stripes to Commander Rex, as it says on the cardback, when he engaged Commando battledroids in a pretty exciting of the Clone Wars 3D!
Friday, May 22, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenShira Brie Loose Images
Some loose images of Shira Brie from the upcoming Wal-Mart Exclusive Evolutions Rebel Pilots III set surfaced. Click the images above to check her out!
Friday, May 22, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenMore Loose Clone Troopers
For your viewing pleasure we've got three new Clone photos depicting Commander Gree with his helmet on and off, as well as Trooper Jek with his appropriate brain bucket! With the line's popularity, I'm sure we can expect many more repaints of the grunts in white, and all their various stripes.
Thursday, May 21, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenA Closer Look at SDCC'09 Smiling Luke Skywalker
Anyone interested in some new images of the upcoming 2009 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive 'Smiling' X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker?
Thursday, May 21, 2009 | Jeff Smentek
Legacy Wave 8 Up for Pre-Order at Entertainment Earth
Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for Legacy Collection Wave 8. One interesting thing to note about the pre-order is that they include a Clegg Holdfast & Ratts Tyerell 2-Pack in the case assortment. Last we heard from Hasbro, Ratts was being held and Clegg was coming alone... could the big H have found a way to give us both or is it just an "oops" on EE's part? Guess we'll have to wait and see!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | Jeff SmentekNew Galactic Heroes 2-Packs Revealed at EE
Entertainment Earth is also taking pre-orders for a new wave of Star Wars Galactic Heroes 2-Packs from The Clone Wars animated series. Included in the wave are four new sets - Ahsoka & Goldie, Kit Fisto & General Grievous, Clone ARF Trooper & Yoda, and Lt. Thire & IG-86 Assasin Droid! No pics yet, but hopefully we'll see them soon.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | Jeff SmentekWotC Jedi Academy Miniatures Previews # 1 & 2
Wizards of the Coast has posted the first and second previews of the upcoming Jedi Academy minatures expansion set. Preview #1 features the Cade Skywalker (Padawan) mini and #2 features the Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Trainer) mini. Head on over to check out these new minis heading your way next month!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | Jeff SmentekDeath Star Prototype?
Could it be the holy grail for Star Wars collectors? I have been sitting on this photo for some months now, waiting for the right moment. Click the image above to check out a detailed picture of a Death Star Playset mock-up sent to me some time ago by my Forgotten Force buddies CorranHorn & Delaton. This is just a mock-up and no details are known, but you get a good sense of the details by this (very stealthily obtained) photo!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenLegacy Collection Jango Fett
Thanks to our trusty sources, we've got a carded photo of Jango Fett in the Legacy Collection packaging. It appears to be the Evolutions figure from 2008 and it will ship with an HK-47 droid piece in the upcoming Attack of the Clones wave.
Monday, May 18, 2009 | Jesse McCrackenJediDefender.com - Now Under New Ownership!
I am excited to announce a few big changes you'll see coming soon to JediDefender.com. Click on through for all the details on new ownership and a new era for JediDefender.
Sunday, May 17, 2009 | Jeff Smentek
UPDATE: New Clone Wars Clone Commander Images
Another Clone around the corner was discovered recently. This time it's the famous Commander Ponds! Wait... Who? Yeah, I wondered that too. Click on through to read the full story.
UPDATE: It was pointed out to me that the packaging appears to have a Toys R Us exclusive logo on it as well. An exclusive commander to kick off the second season fo the Clone Wars 3D perhaps? I completely missed that when I checked it out, so thank you!
Friday, May 15, 2009 | Jesse McCracken
Big Changes Coming To JediDefender
Be on the lookout for some big news this weekend at JD.
Thursday, May 14, 2009 | Chris BerryA Return to the TIE Fighter?
All the vehicle rumors, and yet this slips through the cracks? It seems yet another rendition of the incredibly cool "big wing" TIE Fighter is on its way. This time, the cockpit is getting the 5 star treatment! Click through to check out the details!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | Jesse McCracken
Defender Wishlists 2009: Revenge of the Sith
Unlike some other Johnny Come Latelies, for the last 5 years, JediDefender has run an informal fan poll asking for your ten most wanted characters from the various Star Wars films. All you have to do to take part in our latest poll is come up with your Wish List for your top ten 3-3/4" figures for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. 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!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 | Scott PearsonDefender Wishlists 2009: The Clone Wars
The winner of the 2009 The Clone Wars portion of the voting is the brash young Nahdar Vebb . Thanks to all who voted. You can check out the remaining Top 10 here!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 | Scott PearsonNew Vehicle Images Galore!
We recently received a deluge of new photos of upcoming Legacy and Clone Wars vehicles! Click on through to check out a gallery of images of the Magna Guard Fighter, Anakin's Clone Wars Fighter, the new and to-scale Droid Fighter, the Legacy Collection's Wedge Antilles' X-Wing Fighter with exclusive Wedge and astromech figures! It's a lot of loose and boxed photos, so take your time and enjoy!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 | Jesse McCracken
Hasbro Q&A - Round 67
We're back with another round of questions and answers from Hasbro! From Trooper Variants to why we got a diminutive Red Leader instead of a taller one, all the answers are inside, so click on through to check them out.
Saturday, May 2, 2009 | Jesse McCracken
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