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June 2011

Disney Star Tours Site

Even though Star Tours - The Adventures Continue been open for over a month, Disney has a new Star Tours website up and running. Head on over to see some nice extras about the ride.

Thursday, June 30, 2011 | Jim Ristway

Wave 7 Hitting

We are getting reports that Vintage Wave 7 is showing up at Target and Meijer stores. Good luck on the hunt!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 | Jim Ristway

Liberating Alderaan in The Old Republic

This past Friday, The Old Republic, showed us an update on a group mission where "Republic Heroes have to fight to topple a crazed king". Head on over to check out the combat video.

Monday, June 27, 2011 | Jim Ristway

Exclusive R2-D2 Kubrick

Over at Tokyo Hunter, they listed a R2-D2 with Chrome Dome as an exclusive to the Wonder Festival 2011 Summer Event in Japan on July 24th. Head on over to check it out.

Saturday, June 25, 2011 | Jim Ristway

Defender Wishlists 2011: The Empire Strikes Back

We're baaaack! JediDefender is proud to continue the 8th Annual Wishlists with a look at The Empire Strikes Back. 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 continue!

Thursday, June 23, 2011 | Scott Pearson

Lego Kids Fest Hits Pittsburgh

This past weekend, Lego Kids Fest made a stop in Pittsburgh, and we were invited to attend the VIP event on opening day! Read on for a recap of this show, and the details you need if you would like to attend a Lego Kids Fest in your area! Also be sure to check out our Lego Kids Fest Image Gallery, as the story only features a fraction of the photos we took at the show.

Thursday, June 23, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

SDCC Jumbo Vinyl Cape Jawa

Gentle Giant Ltd. has revealed their plans for a San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Jumbo Vinyl Caped Jawa! You can head over now, and get all the details on ordering this cool side-piece to the Jumbo Vintage line.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

UPDATE: Star Wars Saga Blu-Ray Details Revealed

A little more light was possibly shed on what's included on the Disc 7 & 8 of the upcoming Star Wars Saga Blu-Ray release, and what is missing as well. According to a poster on DVD Talk.com, these two discs could be a treasure trove of material, but the set will lack two documentaries. Read on for the details.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Echo & Fives Reinforcing Kamino

Some slick new images highlighting the elaborate decoes on the Kamino Echo & Fives figures surfaced. Click the thumbs above to check them out!

Monday, June 20, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Season 3 On DVD & Blu-Ray

The Official Site updated with news on the Clone Wars Season 3 DVD/Blu-Ray release! These sets will be hitting shelves 10/18 so get ready. With more than 30 deleted or extended scenes, this is going to be in demand.

Monday, June 20, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Wave 7 At Hasbro Toy Shop

Hasbro Toy Shop has posted cases of Vintage Wave 7 to their site! I did a "Quickie Review" of the new figures in our forums, and you can read just how good they all are if you'd like! Thanks to forumite Aucassin for pointing these out to us.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Season 4 - Extended Preview

The Official Site posted an Extended Season 4 Preview to their front page, and it's outstanding! The Clone Wars will rage on come this Fall, and you won't want to miss this video.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Guess Who's Back

More Mail-Away Rocket Firing Boba Fett figures are starting to arrive in collector's mailboxes. I received a nice minty one yesterday, so keep your eyes open if you had an order or twenty still out there.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Star Wars Q&A - Round 90

Another round of Star Wars Q&A has come back to us! When you're done checking it out, make sure you come share your thoughts with us in our Star Wars Q&A Discussion thread!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro G.I. Joe Q&A - Round 10

Wow! Hasbro got right back to this latest round of G.I. Joe Q&A, and we have the answers ready for reading! When you're done checking them, be sure to visit the Joe Defender Forums where we'll be discussing all the latest scuttlebutt from the Q&A's!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Huge Gentle Giant Update

Gentle Giant Ltd. sent out a number of updates and image galleries on various products including Mini-Busts, Jumbo Vintage Figures, and more! Click through for the details.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Ask Sideshow Teases Star Wars News

If you're into larger scale Star Wars figures, the latest Ask Sideshow article will surely please. From a nice companion to that premium format Han in Carbonite, to 1:6 Figures galore (New Vader, Snowtroopers, and Clone Commanders anyone?), this Q&A has it all. Check the link out for the multiple pages of answers!

Monday, June 13, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Clone Wars Loose Images

More new Clone Wars figures turning up. Click the images above for nice crisp loose shots of Shirtless Savage Oppress, and Cold Weather Plo Koon. Both look really sharp, and the Clone Wars offerings for this year are really going to impress it seems.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New "Final" Indiana Jones Wave Images

Diorama expert (and old-time customizer) Stephen Hayford shocked everyone by posting new images of the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con Indiana Jones Wave at Rebelscum's Forums. This is (for now) the final wave of IJ figures, and the details have our Well of the Souls Forum abuzz!

Saturday, June 11, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Quite The Prize

Sideshow Collectibles has knocked the socks off everyone again. They're producing a Premium Format Han In Carbonite figure! That's 1/4 scale, so if you can't have a full-size, it's pretty much the next best thing to hang on your wall. Check the link out for the tease!

Thursday, June 9, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro G.I. Joe Q&A - Round 9

We recently sent in our questions, and Hasbro's G.I. Joe Team returned them! Read on for our latest installment of the G.I. Joe Q&A! When you're done, head into our Joe Defender Forums, and sound off on the latest scuttle butt!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

The Old Republic Gaming Gear Coming

If you're not aware, the E3 show is taking place, and lots of Star Wars goodness is oozing forth. Today, Razer announced a number of cool The Old Republic Gaming Accessories, such as keyboards, mice, and more! Click the link, and check it out!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us Y-Wing Revealed

Sandtroopers.com have posted a thorough gallery of the upcoming (and unannounced) Toys R Us Vintage Y-Wing. Head over, and check out the new details like an updated cockpit, paintjob, and functional droid socket! Our Vintage Forums are already buzzing. Love it? Not enough updating for you? Come share your opinions!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Holy Moly! New The Old Republic Trailer

The Old Republic official site has unveiled their latest cinematic trailer. Remember the last one? Yeah, you had to change your pants after it, and this one is absolutely no different. It's got everything Star Wars fans love, and you must check it out immediately! You'll want Republic soldiers, Jedi, Sith, and Sith soldier figures from this game, I guarantee it. So Hasbro, please get to those!

Monday, June 6, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Hallmark 2011 SDCC Ornament Details

Hallmark has revealed their plans for San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Ornaments. If you want the Dengar & IG-88 2-pack, you may be in for a bit of a hastle to get it! Check out the link for the full details, and click the image above to check out the ornaments themselves.

Monday, June 6, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

New Lego Echo Base Set Coming

A Lego.com link is going around, featuring a new set focusing on some of the finer points of the Rebel's Echo Base. Check out the link, and enjoy the cool little details on this new set like the little sign that looks like the one on the "Wampa Room" door.

Monday, June 6, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Wave 8 Delayed

Site sponsor Entertainment Earth is reporting that the Vintage Collection Wave 8, featuring the Revenge of the Jedi carded figures, is bumped to October. This makes sense for a number of reasons, and should hopefully give us lots of time to see Wave 4, 5, 6, and 7 over the Summer!

Monday, June 6, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars Muppets Figures

Disney Park Blogs posted an update today about The Muppets Star Wars Figures we first reported on in our report from the Star Tours 2 Launch on May 23rd. Head on over to check out these cool figures.

Friday, June 3, 2011 | Jim Ristway

Who's Your Daddy?

Sideshow Collectibles posted the latest polystone diorama they have been working on! Check out the I Am Your Father diorama, featuring Luke and Vader duking it out on Bespin. The iconic scenes Sideshow picks are always outstanding choices.

Friday, June 3, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Wave 7 Orders Processing!

It has been a long wait for some, but Vintage Wave 7 orders are processing from our site sponsor, Big Bad Toy Store! Haven't ordered Wave 7 yet? Maybe you should then.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Celebration VI - Back To Orlando In August 2012

It's official! Celebration VI is coming August 23rd - 26th, and it will once again be in Orlando! Get to the Celebration Website for all the details and get your tickets ordered.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Sponsor News: EE G.I. Joe Listings

Jedi Defender sponsor Entertainment Earth has a number of new G.I. Joe items for order and pre-order on their site, and they're going fast! Read on for a list, and start buying. Why give it to the retailers that aren't stocking what you want?

Thursday, June 2, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

Wedge Card Variation

The guys at Yakface.com reported that the Wedge Antilles figure will not only be a difficult find in general, but now has a variation to the cardback as well. Head over to check it out, and feel free to face-palm.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 | Jesse McCracken

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