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August 2004

New From K & C Collectibles

The following are now available at K & C Collectibles. New 5-Pack of Figures: Endor Ambush - 5 figures - Wicket, Logray, Rebel Trooper, Han Solo and Bike Scout on Speederbike.

New 3-Pack of Figures:
Mos Eisley Cantina - Kitik Keed'kak, Wuher and Dr Evazan

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 | Chris Berry

Hologram Emperor Palpatine Up For Pre-Order

Starting now, Hyperspace members can pre-order your Hologram Emperor Palaptine in OTC Packaging from StarWarsShop.com. Looks like the $10.99 price includes a Star Case as well. Hopefully, they will be shipped a little better than the Silver Sandtroopers from last month. Thanks to forum member DBK for the heads up.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 | Dave Castle

Coming Soon: Kotobukiya Sandtrooper and Tusken Raider

Look for more new large scale vinyl figures from Kotobukiya in 2005. To start with, 2 new figures from the desert planet of Tatooine: An Imperial Sandtrooper and the fearsome Tusken Raider! Also coming later this fall is an uber cool ESB version of the Jedi Master Yoda. Head on over to Slave1 for some shots of Yoda and stay tuned for news as we get it on the Sandy and Tusken.

Monday, August 30, 2004 | Scott Pearson

Droids Boba Fett Kubrick Released!

Released this weekend in Japan is everyone's favorite Bounty Hunter decoed as he was in his cartoon appearances. 500 were released at the Wonder Festival and an additional 1504 will be released via the Medicom Collectors Club (Japanese Residents Only) via a lottery. Those of us not in Japan will have to resort to either eBay or the trade boards for this beauty. So, you may want to wait on those bids in hopes for a price drop when the secondary market supply increases!

Sunday, August 29, 2004 | Scott Pearson

SWG Friday Feature for 27-Aug

The official Star Wars Galaxies website offers up another new Friday Feature today. This week, head on over to take look at 12 new Screenshots from the upcoming Jump to Lightspeed game expansion!

Friday, August 27, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

AotC Galactic Heroes Arrive

Reports are coming in from JD.com readers that the second wave of Playskool's Galactic Heroes is starting to show up at retail! This wave, which is based on Attack of the Clones, features Padme/Anakin, Yoda/Clone Trooper, and Obi-Wan/Jango Fett 2-packs, as well as the hold-over Chewie/C-3PO set that was missing from initial shipments of the first wave. These great sets retail for about $5 each and should be surfacing soon at a Target or Meijer store near you!

Friday, August 27, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

X-Wing and TIE Fighter '95 PC Compatibility Fix Patch?

Old games, but considered among the greatest PC titles with the Star Wars label on them, there's currently a patch out there for those interested in playing their X-Wing and TIE Fighter '95 CD's who have more modern Operating System's on their PC (I still run Windows 98 if you can believe that, so I've not needed a patch).

Read on for the full story here if you're wanting to play your old X-Wing and TIE Fighter games (not compatible with all versions of X-Wing and TIE Fighter).

Friday, August 27, 2004 | Jesse McCracken

Droids & Ewoks DVDs at StarWars.com

A certain "Angry Ewok" here is bound to be pleased by the news out of StarWars.com of the impending release of the Droids and Ewoks Cartoon Series to DVD... Or at least for the Ewoks release anyway! These are a much demanded release by fans of the two Saturday Morning Cartoon Series though, and these are sure to be a hit among the older crowd who recall these 'toons. I certainly am anxious for the Droids set myself!

Click the images above to read the whole story for a "Closer Look at the Ewoks & Droids DVDs" at StarWars.com.

Thursday, August 26, 2004 | Jesse McCracken

Gentle Giant Luke Stormtrooper Bust On Sale NOW!

Looks like Gentle Giant just put their convention exclusive Luke Stormtrooper bust up for sale at their website, along with the exclusive Bust-ups 4-pack. So you better hurry over pronto to get in on the action right here, 'cause they won't last long! Looks like you've got to be a member though, so hopefully you've taken the time to sign up with them in recent weeks... Thanks to Sharon for the tip.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004 | Matt Colman

Figure with Cup Wave 2 Boxed

Seller powerjedi999 has the upcoming wave 2 figure with cup sets (Han, Yoda, Boba Fett) up for bid. In addition, the vOTC R2-D2 and Diamond exclusive Sandcrawler are also in hand as well! Look for these to be hitting retail stores in the next few weeks! Click on through for a look at the newest figure with cup sets, all boxed up in nifty new OTC packaging!

Wednesday, August 25, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

More Weapons for Star Wars: Battlefront

LucasArts has once again updated the Star Wars: Battlefront official website! This time it's a closer look at the weapons of the Galactic Empire and the Galactic (Old) Republic. Head on over and check out the latest weapons of destrcution planned for this sure-fire hit video game!

Wednesday, August 25, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

A&E Bringing Us Another Star Wars Special

Keep your eyes peeled to the A&E (Arts & Entertainment) Network on September 12, 2004 at 8:00 PM, as this is the night for their latest special, Star Wars: Empire of Dreams!

This two hour special will feature lots of clips from the films, interviews with the classic cast and crew, and tons of behind-the-scenes Star Wars goodnes.

Click George Lucas's Mugshot above to read more at A&E, and be sure to check out their video of the special's trailer/commercial at the link Right Here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004 | Jesse McCracken

12" vOTC Chewbacca

The latest exclusive offering from KB Toys, the 12" vintage Original Trilogy Collection Chewbacca, is now up for pre-order. This exclusive 12" figure will set you back $29.99 and is due in November of this year.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

New Unleashed Hitting Retail!

I stumbled across the new Unleashed Bossk, Aayla, and Tusken Raider figures at two different SoCal Target stores tonight, ringing up for the usual $14.99 each. I've seen reports of these hitting East Coast Walmarts as well... So keep your eyes peeled Unleashed collectors. New fun awaits you!

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 | Matt Colman

K & C Collectibles Newest Pre-Orders

K & C Collectibles has received the following new items. Only 4 more days to pre-order the C-3PO mini bust, Sandtrooper on Dewback statue and Droids watch.

Sunday, August 22, 2004 | Chris Berry

Brian's Toys: Weekly Newsletter

Some great new items just arrived in this week at Brian's Toys. The OTC basic Greedo has arrived but is going very quickly, order soon! The next wave of those awesome Galactic Heroes is now in. This wave includes Anakin and Padme, Yoda and Clonetrooper and Obi-Wan and Jango. Of course the set of all three is available for only $24.99. Classic 12" also arrived in this week. Boba Fett with the gray pants, Luke Skywalker and the Stormtrooper are now in stock, the set is also available but going quickly.

Sunday, August 22, 2004 | Chris Berry

New Jedi Force Pictures

Following up on Hasbro's earlier announcement about the Jedi Force early product auctions, click on through to check out some new pictures of the upcoming Jedi Force figures, loose and carded!

Friday, August 20, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

NEW Jedi Defender Review: Lando Calrissian Skiff Guard

Just finished putting up our very own Jesse's latest review - Lando Calrissian in Skiff Guard Disguise. Go check it out!!

Friday, August 20, 2004 | Dave Castle

SWG Friday Feature for 20-Aug

The official Star Wars Galaxies website offers up another new Friday Feature today. This week, head on over to take look at the new Village of Aurilia where your journey towards Force Sensitivity will begin (for those who aren't already a Jedi that is)!

Friday, August 20, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Auctions on eBay

The latest update to the official Hasbro Star Wars website spills the beans on an exciting opportunity for Star Wars fans to buy toys from the initial production run of the new Jedi Force Playskool figures, as well as plans to offer an exclusive Jedi Force X-Wing Fighter with Pilot Luke through eBay this holiday season. Head on over and check out the details on the auctions which start tonight!

Friday, August 20, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

Sony to Re-Release New Versions of Trilogy Soundtracks

Sony Classical is now the label for ALL Star Wars soundtracks with the CD release of the Collector's Editions of the Star Wars Trilogy. Click on for more details.

Thursday, August 19, 2004 | Dave Castle

Want To Make Your Own Custom SW Figure Cards?

Well, my moonlighting job can help you out if you do because FFURG (Forgotten Force Ultimate Resource Guide) is making its amazing Card Template Vault available again to the public. Special thanks should go to FFURG Staffer "Savrip".

So come check out the fine work that custom card creators have made to share with you all, so you too can enjoy these wonderful custom cardbacks.

(The card picture link above was just one of my many personal favorites!)

Thursday, August 19, 2004 | Jesse McCracken

PSWCS Celebrates 4-year Anniversary

Bill Cable sends us this update for Pennsylvanians!

Today, just 273 days from Episode 3, marks the 4th anniversary of the first meeting of the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS.com). What started as 10 people who met at a public library near Harrisburg has grown to nearly 200 collectors from all corners of Pennsylvania who E-mail each other daily to discuss the collecting hobby. Online conversations range from reports of what has (or more commonly what has NOT) arrived at local stores, to opinions on the latest toy line to just about anything Star Wars.

Thursday, August 19, 2004 | Scott Pearson

Miniatures Are Making A Big Splash At Gen Con

Starting today (August 19-22), Gen Con kicks off the largest gaming convention of its kind out in Indianapolis. And right there along for the ride is Wizards Of The Coast, displaying their new Collectible Star Wars Miniatures Game.

A far cry from the original Star Wars Miniatures Games, it's worth a look, and if you're in Indianapolis right now, the con itself is always huge for bringing back the old West End Games Tabletop Miniature Battles game as well. Go check it out because it's something to behold!

Thursday, August 19, 2004 | Jesse McCracken

2005 Wave 2 at EE

JD.com sponsor Entertainment Earth has the Naboo wave up for preorder. This assortment will be the second wave of figures released to bridge the gap between the OTC and Episode 3, and comes in TWO Flavors: Wave 2 and Wave 2 Revision. Both cases are due in November of this year.

Thursday, August 19, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

Latest 12 inch @ Cloud City!

Cloud City has IN STOCK the new Unleashed Aayla Secura, Bossk, and Tusken Raider plus more of the Original Trilogy Collection 12" Boba Fett, Stormtrooper, and Luke. Visit www.cloudcity.com to browse these items.

Thursday, August 19, 2004 | Chris Berry

OTC Floor Display IN STOCK @ EE

The uber cool OTC Floor Sidekick is in stock and ready to ship to you right now from JD.com sponsor Entertainment Earth! 24 Figures (the first 11 OTC Figures) and a neat-o display retail for $160 plus shipping. Head on over now!

Wednesday, August 18, 2004 | Scott Pearson

SWG Transfer Service

Tired of playing Star Wars Galaxies with the same people after a year? Then the newest feature unveiled at the Star Wars Galaxies official website may be of interest: a Character Transfer Service! Head on over to check out the details on the new service.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

Collector's Gallery News

Collector's Gallery Online now has the Mexican Hasbro Luke Encounter with Yoda figure, Falcon cutaway model sealed, 10 classic Star Wars watches & games, Star Wars & Jedi THX laserdiscs sealed, Vintage Star Wars bedding, Sigma droids ceramic figure & mugs, 10 vintage Star Wars greeting cards added and more.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004 | Chris Berry

New SW.com Feature: Art of Revenge

The Official Site has started a new feature which will highlight the production art of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith! Up this week is a look at a Republic fighter which resembles both an OT Vehicle and one seen in AOTC. This is a Hyperspace Member Exclusive, so those who are paying the bucks, head on over.

Monday, August 16, 2004 | Scott Pearson

LucasArts Arms Star Wars: Battlefront

LucasArts has updated the Star Wars: Battlefront official website with a closer look at the weapons of the Rebel Alliance and the Separatist movement. Head on over and check out the latest weapons of destrcution planned for this sure-fire hit video game!

Monday, August 16, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

Next Up For Sideshow Collectibles... Darth Vader

While checking out Sideshow Collectibles Star Wars page this evening, I see that they have updated with the picture above of Darth Vader and the "Coming Soon" text - which is exactly what they still have Han Solo listed as. So I guess this means Darth Vader is the next figure in the Sideshow line, as we originally mentioned in our San Diego Comic-Con report.

Monday, August 16, 2004 | Dave Castle

Latest VOTC & OTC @ K & C

K & C Collectibles now has the following VOTC figures in stock: Darth Vader, Yoda, and Luke Skywalker. New OTC include Luke Skywalker (Bespin), IG-88, TIE Fighter Pilot, and Bossk.

Monday, August 16, 2004 | Chris Berry

Seen at Stores

Reports have been coming in to JD HQ that Star Wars swag continues to hit the shelves and pegs all across the country. Found at retail include Jawas and Tuskens from the OTC at Target, Vader and Yoda VOTC at Target and TRU, and the K-Mart Exclsuive Cantina Set (Kitik and Friends). Keep those eyes peeled for the next wave of Unleashed (Bossk, Tusken and Aurra) as they should be out any second now. Head on into our new and improved forums to join in on the fun!

Monday, August 16, 2004 | Scott Pearson

SWG Friday Feature for 13-Aug-2004

The Star Wars Galaxies official website updates today with a brand new Friday Feature. This week, head on over to take a sneak peek at the upcoming Jump to Lightspeed Game Expansion due in October!

Friday, August 13, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

KEBco Toys News Feed

KEBco Toys has added a few Non-Mint Millennium Falcon's In-Stock along with many 2003 and 2004 Non-Mint 3.75 inch figures. Great for openers. Cards and/or bubbles have slight damage, but the figures are mint condition and include all accessories.

Also, check out the last waves before EP3 begins. You can Pre-Order the early release and the regular release and of course $5.00 Flat Rate shipping on all orders.

And if you have questions about an order all you have to do is call us at 1-877-My-KEBco and we will gladly help you.

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

Friday, August 13, 2004 | Chris Berry

New From Collector's Gallery Online!

OTC Millenium Falon & Vaders TIE fighter IN STOCK now at Collector's Gallery Online. Pre-order the C-3PO mini bust & OTC Jawa Sandcrawler. Vintage items: 5 vintage mirr-a-kits models, Kenner van set, electronic toothbrush, Ben Cooper Boba Fett costume, 4 Jedi suncatchers sealed, Classic soaps, Star Destroyer & Falcon 3-D puzzles.

Friday, August 13, 2004 | Chris Berry

The End of Toys R Us as We Know It?

Retail giant Toys R Us announced in a press release yesterday that they are about to undergo some major changes. Click on through for the full story on where Geoffrey is headed!

Thursday, August 12, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

KotOR goes Platinum

LucasArts recently announced that the smash-hit Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has been inducted into the Microsoft Platinum Hits Series for X-Box. What does this mean to you? It means that if you still havenít grabbed this winner of over 40 'Game of the Year' awards, you can now pick it up and experience hours of immersive, action-packed Star Wars role-playing entertainment for under $20!

Thursday, August 12, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

2005 Wave 1 at EE

JD.com Sponsor Entertainment Earth has the recently unveiled Coruscant wave up for preorder. This assortment will be the first of four waves of figures released to bridge the gap between the OTC and Episode 3, and is scheduled for release in November of this year.

Thursday, August 12, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

NEW Jedi Defender Review: Tanus Spijek & J'Quille

I just finished putting up the latest review from our very own Jesse here at Jedi Defender - Tanus Spijek and J'Quille. I'm going to try and do some catching up with the reviews that Jesse has done, that have not been uploaded as of yet, so I will be changing them at least once a week, maybe twice, until we are all caught up with current figures that are shipping now. Just 'cause Jesse does a lot of work on these, and even thought these figures might be a little old, we didn't want all his hard work to go to waste. So, if you like Jesse's reviews (and I'm sure you all do), make sure you check back often so you don't miss any!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 | Dave Castle

K-Mart Exclusive Cantina 3-Pack OUT NOW!

There's been numerous sitings around Southern California of the new K-Mart exclusive Cantina 3-pack today (with Wuher, Evazan and Kitik). They're ringing up at $19.99 each, and appear to be 4 per case. Thanks to Ricardo, Jared, and Patty for the reports!

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 | Matt Colman

CostCo Exclusive OTC TIE vs. X-Wing

Seller Miyatoys has the upcoming CostCo exclusive TIE Fighter vs. X-Wing two-pack up for bid. This OTC vehicle two-pack also includes 2 pack-in figures: Imperial TIE Pilot and PotJ X-Wing Pilot Luke. Look for these to be hitting CostCo retail stores in the next few weeks!

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Features TRU's Y-Wing

Today's a busy day at Hasbro's official site! Head on over and check out the latest on the TRU exclusive Y-Wing Starfighter with Pilot, including pictures of the Y-Wing's spiffy new OTC packaging!

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

Hasbro Looks to the Future

Hasbro updates their official site today with a look at the first few waves of 2005 figures previously announced at SDCC. Head on over and read all about the upcoming Coruscant and Naboo waves! Also, don't forget to take a gander at the modified OTC cards that will be used for the non-OT figures released in 2005!

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

Cloud City News

Cloud City now has in stock the Kotobukiya Boba Fett. Also, we've recently added many loose Vintage Vehicles & Playsets for sale and we have obtained a collection of items from an ex-Kenner/Hasbro employee that are available for purchase.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 | Chris Berry

Brian's Toys Newsletter

Just in this week at Brian's Toys, the long-awaited Multi-Figure Pack Mos Eisley Cantina Scene 1 with Kit'ik Keed Kak, Wuher and Dr. Evazan for only $39.99! Classic Boba Fett, Chewbacca, C-3PO and Lando are now available for Pre-Order as well. Lots of other new items in this week, Gentle Giant Luke Stormtrooper bust & 2 Bust-Ups sets! New Galactic Heroes Scout Trooper just in! The latest wave of Unleashed just in stock at $29.99 each. Series include Tusken Raider, Bossk and Aayla Secura. Saga Exclusive Stormtrooper is now back in stock. We also just received a Blue Clone Trooper Mini-Bust Artist's Proof.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 | Chris Berry

Tomart Unveils Aurra Unleashed

The newest issue of Tomart's Action Figure Digest shows off the upcoming Unleashed Aurra Sing. Look for this dangerous bounty hunter to hit retail in the Fall along side the Unleashed Stormtrooper and Unleashed IG-88. Can't wait that long? Then look for AFD Issue #125 at a newsstand near you to check out the pictures, as well as a tidbit on the upcoming Sideshow Star Wars statues!

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 | Jeff Smentek

AOTC Galactic Heroes

Seller overlord307 has the ucpoming Attack of the Clone Jango Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi Galactic Heroes two pack up for bid. This is a sure sign that these two and their friends will be hitting US retail in the next 6 weeks. Stay tuned for more packaged shots of the other 2 packs (Padme and Anakin, Yoda and Clone Trooper.

Saturday, August 7, 2004 | Scott Pearson

VOTC Vader and Yoda Out Now!!!

I just picked up the VOTC Darth Vader and Yoda from my local Toys R Us in Minnesota! This case pack comes with Han and the up to this point hard to find Luke Skywalker as well. Happy Hunting!

Friday, August 6, 2004 | Scott Pearson

VOTC R2-D2 Showcased at Hasbro

Keeping with this week's trend, Hasbro.com updates again today, with the details and pictures of the upcoming R2-D2, from the ROTJ wave of the VOTC. So click on through for all the juicy details on your favorite astromech!

Thursday, August 5, 2004 | Matt Colman

K & C Collectibles News

K & C Collectibles has received the following new items.

New OTC Figures: Luke Skywalker - Bespin - OTC #26, IG-88 - OTC # 27, TIE Fighter Pilot - OTC #21, Bossk - OTC #28.

Mini Bust: Biker Scout.

Pre-Order (deadline August 24th): C-3PO Mini Bust, Droids Limited Edition Watch, Sandtrooper on Dewback Statue.

Wednesday, August 4, 2004 | Chris Berry

VOTC Chewbacca

Continuing their week long spotlight on the ROTJ VOTC Wave, Hasbro has put forth the details on the upcoming Chewbacca figure. 15 points of articulation and some new torso bends make this one of the cooler VOTC Figures. Authentically decoed with ROTJ Hairstyle, Chewie will be hitting the pegs sometime next month!

Wednesday, August 4, 2004 | Scott Pearson

Lego OTC Millenium Falcon Out Now!

For all you Lego fans out there, just a heads up that the OTC Lego sets are starting to arrive in stores. I came across a couple OTC Millenium Falcons tonight at Target - $99.99 each (though no other OTC sets were present). So time to get your OTC collecting groove on, Lego fans!

Wednesday, August 4, 2004 | Matt Colman

Silver Sandtroopers Arriving

Several reports have come in from customers who have received their Silver Sandtroopers from StarWarsShop.com, and they are not good. Click on for a full report, or check out our forums for some more information, and to add your own experience.

Tuesday, August 3, 2004 | Dave Castle

VOTC Boba Fett

Hasbro gives us the scoop on the upcoming VOTC Boba Fett, part of the ROTJ Wave of figures due out in the Septemberish Timeframe. Sporting a whopping 18 Points of Articulation, Fett will join the previously shown Stormtrooper, Chewbacca and R2-D2 in one of the most anticipated Waves of 2004!

Tuesday, August 3, 2004 | Scott Pearson

Stormtrooper Unleashed!

Issue #142 of Lee's Toy Review proudly displays the upcoming Stormtrooper Unleashed on its cover. Part of the IG-88 and Aurra Sing Wave coming later this fall, the Stormtrooper is one many Unleashed fans have been looking forward too. Looks like a good start!

Monday, August 2, 2004 | Scott Pearson

VOTC Stormtrooper Spotlight

This afternoon, Hasbro updated with a spotlight on the 13 points of articulation Stormtrooper. Coming in on a ROTJ card, this will be one of the most sought off after figures of 2004. Look for the Stormtrooper in September at stores everywhere.

Monday, August 2, 2004 | Scott Pearson

Episode III Promo Posters

A member at the MillennimFalcon.com forums has posted some upcoming Episode III Promotional Posters. The first one is the image used on the Hasbro packaging and identical to the Style Guide Packaging Image we posted last month. Thanks to foxbatkllr for the images.

Monday, August 2, 2004 | Scott Pearson

Hasbro Carrying Cases

Hasbro has updated with the details on their upcoming C-3PO and Darth Vader Carrying Cases. The cases will store up to 30 figures and will both include Exclusive Figures. At first this will be Han and Chewie in the C-3PO case and Boba Fett and Stormie in the Vader case. These figures will change later on in the release as a running change. No word on who the next figures will be.

Monday, August 2, 2004 | Scott Pearson

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