Forbidden Planet Gets Another Exclusive Bust
Gentle Giant's onslaught of Clone busts continues with the Galactic Marine, planned for release in October. It will only be available for purchase from etailer Forbidden Planet and further info will be released as it becomes available.
Thursday, July 31, 2008 | Jesse Wall
Sideshow Premium Format Tusken Raider Update
As if Sideshow Collectibles' upcoming Tusken Raider statue didn't look cool enough, they've revealed the Sideshow Exclusive version to include an interchangeable right hand holding a rifle. At 24" tall and using mixed media, you're going to want this piece for collection, so preorder it now!
Sunday, July 27, 2008 | Jesse WallSideshow 1:1 Grievous Bust Preorder Available
The latest piece in Sideshow's amazing life-size bust line is General Grievous! Head on over to check out the pics and get your preorder in now.
Sunday, July 27, 2008 | Jesse WallEE's Joker Squad Listed
Entertainment Earth's latest exclusive was revealed at Comic-Con and the pre-order listing has been updated with a new picture. The Darth Maleval and Joker Squad box set is based on the Star Wars: Legacy comic series and contains the Quarren Sith Lord and five different Stormtroopers, including the first female ever made.
Sunday, July 27, 2008 | Jesse WallUPDATE:Boba Gets His Logo Back
Hasbro mentioned that the earlier 2008 Evolutions sets would get repackaged in the Legacy Collection, and we've got a boxed photo sent in of the Fett Legacy set. Check out the fuzzy blown up image of Boba so you can see that he has his white chest logo that was missing in the last set. Fett fanatics can relax!
UPDATE: Variation hunters beware... This may not be the case for all of the Fett Evolution sets. Click on through for the full story!
Saturday, July 26, 2008 | Ryan Phipps
Mail-Away Preview Captain Rex Images Arrives
Hasbro's Clone Wars Captain Rex preview figure is now arriving on doorsteps across the country! Click on the thumbnail above to check out the Captain Rex that I recieved in the mail today! Keep an eye on your mailbox for yours!
Friday, July 25, 2008 | Jeff SmentekWotC Knights of the Old Republic Miniatures Preview #5
Wizards of the Coast offers up their fifth official preview of two new minis from the upcoming Knights of the Old Republic expansion set - Captain Panaka and Echani Handmaiden. Head on over for all the details on these two new minis heading your way in August!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 | Jeff SmentekSDCC'08 Preview Pics at ComingSoon.net
San Diego Comic-Con 2008 opens tonight with the annual Preview Night event! If you'd like a sneak preview of Preview Night, the gang at ComingSoon.net have posted a few pictures of the various booths being set-up around the convention, including some early peeks at the Hasbro goodies!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 | Jeff SmentekThree New Sideshow 12" Figures Announced
Sideshow Collectibles has posted two new teaser images to announce three new 12" figures - Rebel Fleet Trooper and Darth Vader & Stormtrooper! There is no pre-order info for the RFT just yet, but the Vader and Stormtrooper figures go up for Priority Pre-Order on August 1st!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 | Jeff SmentekSideshow Premium Format Tusken Raider Revealed
Sideshow Collectibles has also posted a brand new teaser image to announce the upcoming Premium Format Tusken Raider figure. Watch for pre-ordering information and more to be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con this week!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 | Jeff SmentekSideshow 1:1 Scale Grievous Bust Announced
Sideshow Collectibles has posted yet another new teaser image to announce the upcoming General Grievous life-size bust. Watch for pre-ordering information and more to be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con this week!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 | Jeff SmentekShipping From Dark Horse This Week
Arriving at your local comic book shop this week are two new comic books from Dark Horse Comics - Legacy #26 and Knights of the Old Republic #31. Can't wait to read them? Then follow the links for previews to tide you over!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 | Jeff SmentekSDCC Acme Archives C-3PO Sketchplate
Acme Archives has updated their blog with a look at the C-3PO Sketchplate that will be offered at SDCC'08. The sketchplate is limited to 1750 pieces worldwide. No details yet on if or when these will be sold after Comic-Con.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 | Jeff SmentekSteel City Con Returns to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh's own Steel City Con returns this weekend, as big as ever! With the show moving to a new, larger location for the future, this is sure to be one of the biggest shows at the old spot. Read on for all the details you need to attend this fantastic event for toy collectors!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 | Jesse McCracken
HasbroToyShop Offers Blank Mighty Muggs
A heads up for all you customizers out there. HasbroToyShop is now taking pre-orders for Blank Black and Blank White Mighty Muggs figures. Now with a little paint, you can add anyone to your Mighty Muggs collection!
Monday, July 21, 2008 | Jeff SmentekNew Mail-Away Preview Captain Rex Images
The gang at starwars.sg have posted new carded images of the mail-away Clone Wars Preview Captain Rex figure. These should begin shipping to folks in the USA any day now, so keep an eye on your mailbox!
Monday, July 21, 2008 | Jeff SmentekHasbro Posts Second Quarter 2008 Results
Hasbro hosted a webconference this morning to announce their Second Quarter 2008 Results. Included in the presentation was news of a mid-level, single digit percent price hike on all Hasbro toys beginning September 1st. There is no info yet on how the announcement will affect our favorite action figure brands, most of which have already seen price hikes at least once this year.
Monday, July 21, 2008 | Jeff SmentekThe Ultimate Star Wars Sweepstakes at Toys R Us
Toys R Us has announced the Ultimate Star Wars Sweepstakes! Click here for your chance to enter and win a life-size figure of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, or Captain Rex from The Clone Wars. You can find the full contest rules here.
Monday, July 21, 2008 | Jeff SmentekFree Shipping On Select Star Wars Items at TRU
From now through July 26th, you can get free shipping when purchasing select Star Wars toys & video games from Hasbro, LEGO, Gentle Giant, LucasArts and more at ToysRUs.com! Head on over for all the details.
Monday, July 21, 2008 | Jeff SmentekCelebration Japan Coverage
Were you unable to make it to Celebration Japan? Well then check out the fantastic set of images from the crew at Slave1.jp. You'll find great coverage of the exhibitors, including TOMY, Kotobukiya, Hot Toys, Finemolds, and more!
Sunday, July 20, 2008 | Jesse WallCarded Kubrick Shadow Guard
At Celebration Japan this weekend, the hottest item for Kubrick fans was the Shadow Guard. Click on the thumbnail above to check out the latest carded Kurbick! Thanks to forum member He's No Good To Me Dead for the pic.
Sunday, July 20, 2008 | Jesse WallLegacy Collection Figure Poster
The gang at starwars.sg have posted images of a new Legacy Collection action figure poster! The poster includes our first look at Legacy Waves 3 and 4 and is expected to be available at Hasbro's booth during San Diego Comic-Con.
Thursday, July 17, 2008 | Jeff SmentekWotC Knights of the Old Republic Miniatures Preview #4
Wizards of the Coast offers up their fourth official preview of two new minis from the upcoming Knights of the Old Republic expansion set - Mandalorian Marauder and Old Republic Guard. Head on over for all the details on these two new minis heading your way in August!
Thursday, July 17, 2008 | Jeff SmentekStarWarsShop Exclusives at SDCC'08
StarWars.com has updated with a nice summary of some of the StarWarsShop Exclusives that will be shown at San Diego Comic-Con. While they don't mention the name of their exclusive figure, the internet spies have revealed it to be a Senate Security Clone Trooper!
Thursday, July 17, 2008 | Jeff SmentekHasbro Website Clone Wars Update
Hasbro has given their website a brand new Clone Wars facelift. In addition to the new look, they've updated the site with the Clone Wars Handbook and the Hasbro 2008 Fall Release Guide announced last week, as well as some info and confirmation of a few upcoming retailer exclusives!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 | Jeff SmentekPreviews Crimson Empire Crucible Pack
Big Bad Toy Store posted an exclusive out of left field. They showed off images of a Previews exclusive Crimson Empire Crucible set. Get the Power Ranger jokes out of your system after clicking the thumbnail above!
Monday, July 14, 2008 | Jesse McCrackenQuestions for Hasbro? - Session 56
On June 27th, we sent another batch of questions to Hasbro for their Star Wars Question and Answer feature. Today, we've got the answers to those three questions!
Sunday, July 13, 2008 | Jeff Smentek
Hasbro Clone Wars Handbook and SW'08 Release Guide
Hasbro has passed along word that they will be preparing a Clone Wars Handbook and a Star Wars Fall 2008 Release Guide to help you plan your budget for the 7/26 launch and the rest of the Fall line.
Sunday, July 13, 2008 | Jeff Smentek
Boba Fett Gets Bronzed
One of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars universe is being bronzed by Sideshow. Better yet, Boba Fett is available for preorder right now! This statue is 21" tall, weighs 60 lbs and is limited to only 75 pieces.
Friday, July 11, 2008 | Jesse WallSideshow 12" Ki-Adi Mundi Update
Sideshow Collectibles is now taking pre-orders for their 12" Ki-Adi Mundi figure! Ki-Adi is a domestic web exclusive, meaning that Sideshow is the exclusive distributor in the USA. Head on over and order yours now!
Friday, July 11, 2008 | Jesse WallIndy Adventure Heroes Wave 4 Revealed
Hasbro has updated their website with new images of Wave 4 of the Indy Adventure Heroes! Click on through for a closer look at the three newest 2-packs planned for the line!
Thursday, July 10, 2008 | Jeff Smentek
SW.com Knights of the Old Republic Miniatures Preview
StarWars.com offers up their own official preview of two new minis from the upcoming Knights of the Old Republic expansion set - Squint and Elite Sith Trooper. Head on over for all the details on these two new minis heading your way in August from Wizards of the Coast!
Thursday, July 10, 2008 | Jeff SmentekThe Clone Wars Soundtrack CD
The Official Site has updated with new details on the upcoming The Clone Wars Soundtrack CD. The music was composed by Kevin Kiner and builds upon the classic themes created by John Williams. The CD will include 32 tracks and is scheduled for release on August 12th from Sony Classical.
Thursday, July 10, 2008 | Jeff SmentekFirst Look: The Force Unleashed Trailer
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look at the official trailer for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. The trailer is packed with plenty of new looks at characters and locations in the game, so head on over and check it out!
Thursday, July 10, 2008 | Jeff SmentekWotC Knights of the Old Republic Miniatures Preview #3
Wizards of the Coast offers up their third official preview of two new minis from the upcoming Knights of the Old Republic expansion set - Tusken Raider Scout and Darth Sion. Head on over for all the details on these two new minis heading your way in August!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 | Jeff SmentekJD Wishlists 2008: Tournament of Champions
Now that voting for our eight individual JediDefender Wishlists is complete, voting can begin in our 2008 Tournament of Champions! Head on into our forums for all the details on how you can vote for your most wanted figures!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 | Jeff SmentekJD Wishlists 2008: The Expanded Universe Results
All the votes have been tallied and the results are in! The top 10 Wishlist for the Star Wars Expanded Universe has been published in our forums with I, Jedi star Corran Horn leading the pack as the overall #1 selection. Thanks to everyone who participated in the voting process!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008 | Jeff SmentekThe Legacy Continues & Clone Wars Begin
Unless you've been under a rock, you've no doubt seen people reporting early leaks of Legacy Collection and Clone Wars toys at various retailers. Some have been denied in their attempts to buy, while others have snuck their purchases through! Feel free to stop by the Jedi Defender Forums to join the conversations on all the new stuff!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 | Jesse McCrackenIndy Adventure Heroes Mail-Away Arriving
Hasbro's Indiana Jones Adventure Heroes Indy with Horse mail-away promo is beginning to show up on doorsteps across the country! Click on through to check out the pics of the set I recieved today!
Monday, July 7, 2008 | Jeff Smentek
eFX Art of Star Wars Replicas Revealed
eFX Collectibles has announced plans for a new series of replicas, The Art of Star Wars, which will draw from the work of the Star Wars concept artists. The line will kick off commemorating the work of Ralph McQuarrie, who is actually collaborating on the pieces. Watch for more details at San Diego Comic-Con!
Sunday, July 6, 2008 | Jeff SmentekeFX EpIV Stormtrooper Helmet Replica Update
A reminder that the Episode IV Stormtrooper Helmet from eFX Collectibles will be available for pre-order beginning Tuesday, July 8th. The Stormtrooper Helmet replica will retail for $399 and is limited to 500 pieces wordwide.
Sunday, July 6, 2008 | Jeff SmentekHasbro Indiana Jones Deluxe Figures Update
Everyone loves new rumors, so we thought we'd share a new Hasbro Indiana Jones rumor! Japanese wholesaler Robby.jp has posted pre-orders for a trio of yet-to-be-announced Deluxe Figures - Indiana Jones with "Rocket Thread" (sled?), Indiana Jones with Map Room, and Indiana Jones with "Soul Trap". No pics yet, but maybe we'll see them at SDCC!
Sunday, July 6, 2008 | Jeff SmentekTarget Exclusive Commander Fox Found
JD forum member solrac lucked into an early find at his local Target tonight! He picked up the Target Exclusive Commander Fox figure. The speculation can end now, and this is indeed the red Clone Commander we pictured here on Jedi Defender some weeks ago. Congrats solrac, and thanks for sharing!
Saturday, July 5, 2008 | Jesse McCrackenBoxed Clone Voice Changer Helmet Photos
We got another new photo in from our anonymous source, which shows the Clone Helmet Voice Changer all boxed up and ready to go. Recent listings overseas say different color decorations of this helmet are also due out at some point. Click the thumbnails to check out the boxed pictures!
Friday, July 4, 2008 | Jesse McCrackenSideshow 12" Ki-Adi Mindi Announced
Sideshow Collectibles has posted a teaser image to announce the next figure in their Order of the Jedi line - 12" Ki-Adi Mundi! Watch for further updates with the pre-ordering information soon!
Thursday, July 3, 2008 | Jeff SmentekSideshow Boba Fett Bronze Statue Announced
Sideshow Collectibles has posted another teaser image to announce plans for a limited edition Boba Fett Bronze Statue. Watch for further updates with the pre-ordering information soon!
Thursday, July 3, 2008 | Jeff Smentek2008 Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge Update
Atom has passed along word that the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge finalists have been posted for voting! Head on over to Atom's website to check out the films and be sure to vote for your favorite by July 10th! Winners will be announced at San Diego Comic-Con.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 | Jeff SmentekThe Wii Gets Unleashed...
IGN has just posted a couple great new Force Unleashed videos from the Nintendo Wii version of the game. There are a few clips from the campaign, though they aren't as exciting as the clips of the Wii's exclusive 'Duel Mode.' Head on over to check them out and be sure to join the discussion in our forums!
Thursday, July 3, 2008 | Ryan PhippsHasbro Legacy Millennium Falcon Update
Hasbro has issued a press release with some new details on the upcoming Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon. Click on through for pictures as well as details on how this new Falcon compares to the old sculpt.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 | Jeff Smentek
WotC Knights of the Old Republic Miniatures Preview #2
Wizards of the Coast offers up their second official preview of two new minis from the upcoming Knights of the Old Republic expansion set - Rakghoul and Master Lucien Draay. Head on over for all the details on these two new minis heading your way in August!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 | Jeff SmentekAcme SDCC'08 Exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi Key
Acme Archives has announced another San Diego Comic Con 2008 exclusive - the Obi-Wan Kenobi Character Key! Both the Ben Kenobi Key and the previously announced Clone Wars Yoda Key will go up for pre-order for SDCC attendees at CharacterKey.com tomorrow, July 3rd, at 11am PST. If you will not be attending SDCC, watch for the non-attendee pre-order later this month.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 | Jeff SmentekLegacy Collection Comic Packs Update
Our anonymous source has passed along some new carded images of two upcoming Legacy Collection Comic Packs. Check out the and Anakin & Durge and Tol Skorr & Asajj Ventress comic packs by clicking the thumbnails above.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 | Jeff SmentekSteel City Con Returns to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh's own Steel City Con returns on July 26th & 27th. Just in time for a toy blitz from Hasbro, this show is always a hotbed of Star Wars collecting activity. Read on to get all the details on attending this constantly expanding show!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 | Jesse McCracken
UPDATE: Midnight Madness Again at Toys R Us
According to the New York Times Toys R Us Midnight Madness is on for the launch of the Clone Wars toy line! Hopefully a full listing of stores participating will be available soon, unless it's all TRU's.
UPDATE: ToysRUs.com updated tonight with a list of the stores participating in the Midnight Madness event! Start your plans with your local collecting groups and friends now.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 | Jesse McCrackenWotC Knights of the Old Republic Miniatures Preview #1
Wizards of the Coast offers up their first official preview of two new minis from the upcoming Knights of the Old Republic expansion set - GenoHaradan Assassin and Czerka Scientist. Head on over for all the details on these two new minis heading your way in August!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 | Jeff SmentekClone Wars Invades McDonalds
For the first time ever, McDonalds restaurants will be featuring happy meal tie-ins to a Star Wars release. Everyone's favorite unhealthy food joint has signed on with Lucasfilm to promote the Clone Wars release! No images of the toys yet but we're sure those are just around the corner.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 | Jesse McCrackenMidnight Madness Again at Toys R Us
According to the New York Times Toys R Us Midnight Madness is on for the launch of the Clone Wars toy line! Hopefully a full listing of stores participating will be available soon, unless it's all TRU's. Either way, check out the image and article, and hopefully you started saving a while ago.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 | Jesse McCracken
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