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October 2010

TODO-360 Available

Not interested in waiting, or just want to pick up TODO-360 on his own? Well our friends at Black Sheep Toys are giving you the chance to get him now! Pick him up today for a mere $2.99 + shipping.

Friday, October 29, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Spring 2011 Figure Preview

Hasbro passed on a preview of the Spring 2011 figures from Clone Wars and the Vintage Collection. Click through to check them out!

Thursday, October 28, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro Star Wars Q&A - Round 87

Another round of Star Wars Q&A is posted for your reading pleasure! Click on through to check it out, and stop by our Star Wars Q&A Thread to talk about this long-awaited set of questions!

Thursday, October 28, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Steel City Con - December 3rd to the 5th!

Pittsburgh's Steel City Con returns December 3rd-5th! With Daniel Logan in attendance, the PSWCS, and the 501st Garrison Carrida, this is sure to be a big Star Wars show! Read on for some important hotel updates and other details.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Indy in 3-D

The rumors are swirling like a leather whip! There is the word on work for a new film in the beginning stages, but now the big word on the street is the Indiana Jones Saga will be given the 3-D treatment much like Star Wars. Visit our Well of the Souls Forum to chat about the rumor and new toy possibilities!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

K-Mart AT-AT for $50!

K-Mart is looking to get a jump on the competition by offering the Hasbro Big AT-AT for a whopping low $50! This deal is online and in-stores both, so now's the time to bite if you're like me and haven't done so yet.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Good Day for Star Wars Stuff

Just a reminder to our readers that today is the day that The Force Unleashed 2, as well as Clone Wars Season 2 on DVD & Blu-Ray both go on sale! Time to hit up the electronics department or Best Buy! Various stores have various deals, so happy hunting.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Failure in the Cave Diorama

Jedi Defender forumite Daigo-Bah comes up with yet another mind-numbingly-accurate diorama of a classic scene. This time, it's Luke's "failure in the cave" on Dagobah. Check out more pictures of this fantastic work in our Custom Forums!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Ahsoka's Growing Up Quick In Clone Wars

The young ladies at Star Wars Female Fan Force pointed out a pretty interesting image of Ahsoka Tano with a new look. She's seemingly growing up, in future episodes! Thanks to Yakface.com's Jayson for pointing out this article on the SWFFF site, and visit the link to check out a better image.

Monday, October 25, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Sgt. Bric Says "Drop and Give Me 20 Maggot!"

OK, so he ain't the Gunny, but he's the closest equivalent in Star Wars. People who have ordered their Sergeant Bric figures have reported his arrival this weekend! Check your box because yours may be arriving to whip you into shape too. Thanks to forumite smashwitdaclub for the picture.

Monday, October 25, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars Sales 10/24 - 10/30

A number of stores are featuring Star Wars items for sale this week, including Target and K-Mart, but Toys R Us takes the cake with This Week's Ad. 25% off Lego and Uncle Milton, $5 off Battlepacks and Deluxe, and lots more! Click on the link to check it out.

Monday, October 25, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Hasbro G.I. Joe Q&A - Round 6

The latest round of G.I. Joe Q&A's have been returned to us (a little late), and are ready for reading! When you're done reading, join us in our Joe Defender Forums to chat about the latest round and info!

Saturday, October 23, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Collect All 92! Dengar

We are continuing to take a look at the cool Bounty Hunters of ESB in Collect All 92! I always wondered how and why Dengar wrapped his head in a towel!?!!?

Thursday, October 21, 2010 | Scott Pearson

Vintage Bar2-D2 Image

The first production images of a figure from the upcoming Return of the Jedi Wave surfaced. Click the thumbnail above to check out the all-new R2-D2 (Jabba's Sail Barge), or as I lovingly refer to him, Bar2-D2. This is the first sign of this wave in any production capacity, so that's good news!

Thursday, October 21, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Star Wars Swimwear? Uh, Yeah.

Nobody finds the weird in the Star Wars universe quite like Gizmodo. Check out the latest in swimwear fashion, with this R2-D2 Swimsuit on their site! I can't wait for the guy's suit, C-3Speed-O. Badump-Ching! Thanks to my buddy Dave for passing this onto me.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Steve Sansweet Leaving Lucasfilm

The Official Site updated today that Steve Sansweet will be stepping down from Lucasfilm as Director of Fan Relations in 6 months. He'll be taking a new direction in his life, and it seems at least some of the new things will be Star Wars related. Everyone wishes him well, and can't wait to see what he has up his sleeve.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

TODO-360's Future Confirmed

The gang at Sandtroopers.com helped shed a little light on the destination for the TODO-360 Figure we unveiled, via Asian collector (and toy revealer) Commander Phoenix! As we predicted, TODO is going to be a pack-in accessory. Head over to check this out, as well as some new images of upcoming Clone Wars figures like Cadet Hevy!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Aurra's Back

The Official Site updated with an interesting interview with Jamie King on her character Aurra Sing, who makes her return this week on Clone Wars! Check it out, and check out this week's Episode Guide for a preview (incase your DVR crapped out at the end like mine did)!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

TODO-360 Sneak Peek

We've got a sneak peek at the upcoming TODO-360 figure from Hasbro. Click the image above to check him out, and a special thanks goes to Black Sheep Toys, a great source for Star Wars, G.I. Joe, and other toys!

Monday, October 18, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Target Sale & Update

We've gotten word that the big Star Wars Endcap reset we first reported last week, is varying (as expected). Some stores have done the reset, while others have not but should soon. Also, the Geonosis 2-Packs (on the old DPCI) were on sale at my local store for $9.99, so happy hunting!

Monday, October 18, 2010 | Jesse McCracken


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Friday, October 15, 2010 | Scott Pearson

Collect All 92! IG-88

Our look at the ESB Bounty Hunters in Collect All 92! continues with the original bad ass robot IG-88! Remember to check out past Collect All 92! threads in our forums.

Friday, October 15, 2010 | Scott Pearson

UPDATE: TODO-360 Figure Coming?

We've gotten in pretty solid information that TODO-360, the proper little droid voiced by Seth Green on The Clone Wars 3-D will be getting his own action figure in the near future. He's almost more an accessory, but fans of the character will be pleased.

UPDATE: Hasbro has mentioned TODO-360 in the Q&A as noted by our own staffer Jeff Smentek. He'll be getting a figure sooner rather than later though it seems. Hopefully more details will follow soon.

Friday, October 15, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Rohlan Dyre Image

A new loose image of the comic figure Rohland Dyre surfaced. He's part of the Knights of the Old Republic set which is an Entertainment Earth exclusive. Haven't ordered yet? Better get off the pot and do so!

Thursday, October 14, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

More New Finds

And hot on the heels of all the other news, like new mid-size vehicles being found in the U.S., and Target Exclusives everywhere, we get word that the Canadians are finding the Wal-Mart TIE Bomber on their shelves as well! Not long before it's invading U.S. stores I'm sure, so happy hunting (and thanks again to Morgbug for the tip).

Thursday, October 14, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

New Star Wars Miniatures Company

A new company, Knight's Models, have picked up the miniatures license left by Wizards of the Coast. The company makes White Metal miniatures, which are more like the metal cast minis from West End Games from years back. Check out their site for both their 30mm and 70mm scales. 70mm isn't quite Hasbro scaled though, if you're curious.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

It's Begun

The Official Site bumped with a short, but intriguing video for The Clone Wars 3-D. What does it mean? What is happening? And why is Aurra Sing so friggin' creepy? Come join us in our Clone Wars Season 3 Thread in our forums to share your thoughts!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

The Force Unleashed 2 Gameplay Trailer

IGN posted the new Force Unleashed 2 Gameplay Trailer for your viewing pleasure. Careful though, as it's filled with spoilers as to the direction of the game's storyline!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Target Sale 10/10 to 10/16

Not a ton of items are on sale at Target this week, but both Legends & Clone Wars figures are marked down to a low $5 each! That's not a bad deal for army building or picking up those last figures to finish off your collection.

Monday, October 11, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Collect All 92! Bossk

Bring on the Bounty Hunters! Some of the coolest characters from the Star Wars Saga are up next on Collect All 92! We start with Bossk, the cool lizard man who reappeared in the Clone Wars last spring.

Sunday, October 10, 2010 | Scott Pearson

Hoth Sets Springing Up

The word is out obviously, and people are reporting getting their hands on a variety of soon-to-arrive Target exclusives. I gave some basic impressions in our Vintage Collection Forums regarding the Attack on Hoth & Defense of Hoth sets, which I was able to pick up recently. Join us, and share your thoughts on these sets, and what you think about them!

Friday, October 8, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Upcoming Target Star Wars Display

We've gotten word from our Target Source that a special Star Wars Endcap Display will be put up later this month, featuring a number of items (and their DPCI's) of note! Read on for the run-down of what to expect.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Jabba Invades Canada

The Canadians are currently getting all the scoops. We've heard from forum member Morgbug that the Wal-Mart stores he's visited up North have had quite a healthy stock of the exclusive Jabba the Hutt w/Oola set! Could the U.S. stores be far behind for a heavy restock of this tough item to track down?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Vintage Package Ships Up North

Hot on the heels of our report that new mid-size vehicles were found in Canada, now we got a report from our own JesseVader that the Vintage Packaging Rebel Armored Snowspeeder & TIE Fighter were both found at Zellers in Canada for $27.99!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

The Force Unleashed 2 Demo

The Official Site has announced the demo to The Force Unleashed 2 will be available on 10/12. The level plays out on Kamino where Starkiller's just been told a shocking revelation by Vader, and must escape. Vader's good at those revelation things for dramatic effect, I guess.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

New Mid-Size Vehicles Spotted

We've received word from North of the border that the Hyena Bomber and Swamp Speeder have both been spotted at retail. These should be making their way south in the near future then. Thanks to aferg for the recon!

Monday, October 4, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

Toys R Us Sale Ad 10-03 to 10-09

This is a good week to visit Toys R Us stores! From the Rise of Boba Fett pack, to the Free Nikto Guard, to the Uncle Milton sets we Just Reviewed going on sale! Read on for the scoop.

Monday, October 4, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

2010 Uncle Milton Products Reviewed

We have a new, closer look this evening at toys from another Lucasfilm licensed company. Tonight we're looking at two of the new Fall 2010 products being offered by Uncle Milton, who specializes in educational toys which have blended some of the Star Wars lore with real-world science. Click on through to check out the details on the Death Star Planetarium & Lightsaber Room Light!

Friday, October 1, 2010 | Jesse McCracken

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