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September 2009

The Clone Wars Season Two - Are You Ready?

To help you get ready for Season Two of The Clone Wars, StarWars.com has posted two new videos. The first video, Animation, checks out the improved look of the animation in Season Two. In the second video, Clones, actor Dee Bradley Baker discusses how he puts a unique spin on the soldiers of the clone army.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Loose Plourr Ilo Images

A couple loose shots of the upcoming Rogue Squadron Comic Pack Plourr Ilo turned up. Click the thumbnails above to check out the q-ball pilot with a bad attitude, both with and without her helmet.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

DK Celebrates LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary

On October 10th, bookstores in over 65 U.S. cities will join DK Publishing in celebrating the release of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary. The events will include LEGO giveaways and other freebies. Check out StarWars.com to see if an event is planned near you!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG Update

BioWare and LucasArts have announced that they are now accepting applicants for testing Star Wars: The Old Republic. Space is limited and reserved for 'The Old Republic' on-line community members. If you are interested in testing, click on over and sign-up for the community!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week

Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Legacy #40 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait to read it? Then check out Dark Horse's site for a preview to tide you over!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Star Wars Chopsticks? What Will They Try Next...

Have you ever craved a way to inject more Star Wars into your Japanese dinners? Well you're in luck! StarWarsShop.com is now taking pre-orders for the Star Wars Chop Sticks from Kotobukiya. Choose from either a Vader/Yoda set or a Luke/Yoda set.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Toys R Us Sales & Commander Ponds Deal

This week's Toys R Us ad has some good news. Deals include more than 25% off their Clone Wars Deluxe figures ($12.99), Galactic Heroes 2-packs (2 for $8.99), and more! Also, if you spend $30 or more, you can pick up your exclusive Commander Ponds figure ($9.99 value) free in their promotion!

Monday, September 28, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us Exclusive Gunship Available

ToysRUs.com has their Exclusive Crumb Bomber Republic Gunship online and available right now! Click on through to make your $69.99 purchase.

Monday, September 28, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

One More ANH Wave Image

One more image turned up, of Lesub the weird cantina woman with the giant head and skimpy space swimwear. Click the image above to check her out!

Saturday, September 26, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Geonosis 2-Packs Coming Soon

According to our Target source, we've got word that the reset that's to include the Geonosis Arena 2-Packs is slated for October 11th. Also you may want to check the $1 bins near the front of Target stores, as they've got a heavy stock of new, cheap, Star Wars toys and accessories from socks to yo-yos!

Saturday, September 26, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Season Two Debuts in a Week

It's hard to believe, but in a matter of a week we'll have new Star Wars to drool over! Clone Wars Season 2: Rise of the Bounty Hunters kicks off next Friday at 9 P.M. on Cartoon Network! To get you jazzed up, check out the The Official Site for previews of season 2, concept art, and an interview about the new season's new, darker direction.

Friday, September 25, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

More Loose Images

We got a few more loose images that make up more of the A New Hope and Revenge of the Sith Waves. Click on through to check out the Scanner Tech, Capt. Colton, Agen Kolar, and Plo Koon (with and without his mask on)!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

A New Hope Wave Loose Images

We've got a pretty decent gallery of new loose images of the upcoming A New Hope Wave of figures. From the Build-A-Droids to the basic figures, there's some great upcoming Original Trilogy figures on the way! Click on through to check them out!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Revenge of the Sith Wave Loose Images

We've received a handful of loose images for the upcoming Revenge of the Sith wave of figures. Check out the all new Commander Cody, Concept IG-88, and a the YVH-1 Build-A-Droid figure! IG-88 is... really weird, but neat looking.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

New Battlepack Figure Images

A couple new images of upcoming Battlepack figures surfaced. Check out the Endor Imperial Officer (head variant), and the Felucia Gelagrub Rider!

Thursday, September 24, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Clone Wars Y-Wing in Stock at Amazon

The currently hard to find Deluxe Y-Wing from Clone Wars is currently in stock over at Amazon.com for $64.99.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 | Scott Pearson

Another Legacy Repack Image

Another repacked Clone Trooper is on the way for the Legacy Collection. The Commander Bacara figure from the "Battle of Mygeeto" Battle Pack will be making his carded debut later this year in the Revenge of the Sith (Wave 11) assortment. Thanks to our friends for the image!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro G.I. Joe Q&A - Round 2

If you've not been up on the news in our forums, Jedi Defender has been added to the G.I. Joe Q&A list, and we've got a new round of answers to your questions to share! Read on for the details!

Monday, September 21, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

On Sale This Week at Toys R Us

This week, Toys R Us is running a "Buy Two Get the 3rd Free" deal on all three lines of Star Wars basic action figures. In addition, you'll find the same offer on assorted Star Wars LEGO sets (on-line only) and video games as well!

Sunday, September 20, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Geonosis Arena 2-Packs Now at Target.com

A few days ago the Geonosis Arena 2-Packs turned up via Amazon.com (through Target), and now they're on Target.com as well. It's a good way to save gas if you're wanting to avoid toy runs. Thanks to reader EvilAnimation for the tip!

Friday, September 18, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

New Listings at Entertainment Earth

Jedi Defender sponsor Entertainment Earth has a number of new images tonight! Check out the New Battlepacks & Deluxe Vehicle & Figure Packs (Wave 5) by clicking the links! And yes, your eyes aren't deceiving you on that "Sport Skiff".

Thursday, September 17, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

New Clone Wars Battlepack

A new battlepack image turned up today. Click the image above to check out the Ambush at Abregado (Target DPCI# 087-06-0751), depicting the escape pod sequences from the Malevolence storyline in the Clone Wars series. Thanks to Theta288 for the tip!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Older Figures at TJ Maxx?

It seems that way. JD.com reader EvilAnimation sent in photos of his recent score of some 30th Anniversary Collection and The Saga Collection figures from a couple years back. The cost is $3.99 for the basic figures and $4.99 for the Vader Coin Folder he also scored, so it's maybe worth a stop by these retail overstock outlets!

Saturday, September 12, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Phantom Menace Wave Found

Reports have trickled in and forumite Diddly posted some pictures of his recent find of the Phantom Menace Wave. Click the image to check it out, but either way it's time to be on the look out for the first Legacy Collection figures on the new cardbacks!

Saturday, September 12, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Geonosis Arena Two-Packs hit Canadian Retail

We have received a few tips from our friendly neighbors to the north that the Target Exclusive Geonosis Arena Two-Packs are showing up in Canadian Zellers stores at $20 a pop. The sets aren't due to hit American retail until October. And according to the DCPI are still supposed to sell for $12.99.

Friday, September 11, 2009 | Ryan Phipps

Legacy Clone Repacks

Not everyone likes repacks, but Hasbro loves them and sometimes they're figures everyone wouldn't mind more of. Tonight we've got some images of upcoming Legacy Clone Repacks of the ARC Trooper, Scuba Clone Trooper, & Salecumi Clone Trooper. Check 'em out!

Friday, September 11, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Q&A - Round 72

Hasbro has sent us their answers from the latest round of Q&A. Read on for the full details!

Thursday, September 10, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Defender Wishlists 2009: Kubricks!

It has been almost 3 years since we last ran a Kubrick Wishlist, mainly because our original list wasn't getting fulfilled. However, this last spring things finally shook loose with the latest Deluxe offerings. So, it is time to get some new lists! You know the drill submit either via the forums or e-mail.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 | Scott Pearson

New Ultimate Battle Pack?

Jedi spies have sent us a picture of what looks to be a new Ultimate Battle Pack called "Epic Encounter". It looks to feature Clone Wars Obi-Wan and Grievous with their rides (although Obi's appears to be a ROTS version). No word on where or if this will land. Stay tuned and continue the discussion in our forums!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 | Scott Pearson

Wal-Mart Octuparra Droids Deployed

They come in a variety of sizes, and the Separatists just got the version that's on steroids I guess. Thanks to forumite Ghost of QG for sharing his recent find of the Wal-Mart Exclusive Octuparra Droid. It's really more of a massive walking tank though. Happy hunting for this piece of hardware!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

Build-A-Droid Goodness

A couple new images of the Wave 9 (Return of the Jedi wave) Build-A-Droids surfaced in our mail box. Click the images aboe to check out R5-C7 & R3-01 in all their glory. I'm always up for more astromechs, so bring 'em on Hasbro!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

An Interview with Bounty Hunter Cad Bane

Wired has managed to nab themselves quite the exclusive inteview. Click on over to check out their chat with Cad Bane, the bounty hunter looking to shake things up in Season Two of The Clone Wars!

Saturday, September 5, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

The Clone Wars Labor Day Weekend Marathon

Can't wait for Season Two of The Clone Wars to begin? Then spend the holiday weekend catching up on Season One with four fan-favorite episodes now streaming on StarWars.com!

Saturday, September 5, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Sideshow 'Luke Vs. the Rancor' Diorama Announced

Sideshow Collectibles has posted a new teaser image to announce the new 'Luke Vs. the Rancor' Polystone Diorama. Priority Pre-Ordering will begin next Thursday, September 10th, with the launch of the weekly Sideshow Newsletter!

Saturday, September 5, 2009 | Jeff Smentek

Exclusives Arriving at Wal-Mart

We've gotten a number of reports from our readers that Wal-Mart exclusives are beginning to hit the shelves. Keep your eyes peeled for the Clone Wars Clone 2-Packs, as well as the final exclusive wave of Evolutions sets. Happy hunting!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 | Jesse McCracken

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