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Sideshow Collectibles has posted a new teaser image to announce their new 12" Sandtrooper Squad Leader figure!

Priority Pre-Ordering begins next Thursday, October 15th, with the launch of the weekly Sideshow Newsletter!

From the Q&A At Sandtroopers:

Finally, the half-cyborg Darth Maul from Visionaries, with the cool lower torso, was a scratch from our coming pack line.  The good news is that he *will* be coming out next year as a Comic Con exclusive (still in the Comic Pack format but with a special treatment). The second figure has yet to be announced and we'll save that for an update next Spring.

Any guesses on the second figure in the pack?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« on: September 9, 2009, 11:14 AM »
Hmmm... looky what the spies sent us last night. No details on when/where just yet, but it sure looks like the type of thing you'd see for the Target UBP line or maybe some sort of CostCo exclusive or something?

After some discussion among the JD Staff, we've decided to use the results from the 2009 JediDefender Wishlist: Tournament of Champions for the 2009 Hasbro Fans' Choice Poll.

We've been running the JD Wishlists for the last 5 years and we feel they are a pretty accurate representation of what the fans here at JD actually want to see Hasbro make.  Hasbro has always complimented us on the lists and the fact that they are honest opinions, including both resculpts we'd like and all-new figures.

So, like I was saying, we're going to use the JD Wishlist results... with a twist!  Here are the '09 JD Wishlist Results (with officially confirmed figures removed from the list):

1. Bom Vimdin16. Emperor Palpatine (Senate Duel)
2. Weequay (Skiff Master)17. Endor Rebel Soldier (Super Articulated Resculpt)
3. Bespin Han Solo (Super Articulated Resculpt)18. Fozec
4. Torryn Farr19. Kithaba
5. Doctor Evazan (Super Articulated Resculpt)20. Lumat/Wompus
6. Ponda Baba (Super Articulated Resculpt)21. Nien Nunb (Super Articulated Resculpt)
7. Hoth Princess Leia (Super Articulated Resculpt)22. Nikto (Vintage version)
8. Rebel Fleet Trooper (Super Articulated Resculpt)   23. Sim Aloo
9. ANH Grand Moff Tarkin (Super Articulated Resculpt)24. Zam Wessel (Super Articulated Resculpt)
10. Hoth Rebel Soldier (Echo Base)25. Tonnika Sisters (2-Pack)
11. Hoth Luke Skywalker (Super Articulated Resculpt)26. Joruus C'baoth
12. Mosep27. Admiral Pellaeon
13. Sergeant Doallyn28. Imperial Commander (SA Black Tunic)
14. Admiral Ackbar (Super Articulated Resculpt)29. Guri
15. Cliegg Lars30. ??

See #30 there, the one with the question marks?  We want your help in deciding who should get that slot!  It's one last chance to lobby for one last figure to get promoted to the “Top 30” list.

There are two rules - #1 you only get one vote per member and #2 your vote has to be one of the JD Wishlist: ToC nominees listed below.  If you vote more than once or pick someone not on the list, your post(s) will be deleted!

- 4-AD (Clone Wars 3D)- Lt Sheckil
- Ackmena- Lumpawarrump
- Anakin Skywalker (Clone Wars 3D Cold Weather)- Magna Droid (Super Articulated Resculpt)
- Anakin Skywalker (Outlander Super Articulated Resculpt)- Mawhonic
- Ann and Tann Gella- Merumeru
- Barriss Offee (Super Articulated Resculpt)- Nute Gunray (Clone Wars 3D)
- Bastila Shan- Obi-Wan Kenobi (Clone Wars 3D Cold Weather)
- Ben Quadrinaros- Owen Lars (ANH Super Articulated Resculpt)
- Bollux- Padme (Post-Senate)
- Captain Piett (Super Articulated Resculpt)- Padme Amidala (Buns Hairdo)
- Captain Rex (Clone Wars 3D Cold Weather)- Padme Amidala (Funeral)
- Cin Drallig- Padme Amidala (Lake Retreat)
- Dak Ralter (Super Articulated Resculpt)- Padme Amidala (Outlander)
- Darth Vader (Medical Capsule Super Articulated Resculpt)- Padme Amidala (Packing)
- Dash Rendar (Super Articulated Resculpt)- Padme Amidala (Peacock)
- Dorme- Padme Amidala (Senator)
- Emperor Palpatine (Office Duel Super Articulated Resculpt)- PK Droid
- Jan Ors- R5-A7
- Jar Jar Binks (Super Articulated Resculpt)- R5-X2
- Jocasta Nu- Tey How
- Kitster/Wald- Thi-sen (Clone Wars  3D)
- Leebo- Wedge Antilles (Snowspeeder Super Articulated Resculpt)

Voting will close at 11:59pm on August 21st!  For housekeeping purposes, please post ONLY your votes in this thread.  Please post all thoughts/comments on the poll in the regular JD Wishlists 2009: Discussion thread.  Thanks!

So, so sweeeeet.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Clone Wars Wave 11 (aka 2010 Wave 1)
« on: July 24, 2009, 05:10 PM »
2010 Wave 1 (or Wave 11 if that's how you're counting):

Which one of Thire's troopers is that?  Jek? 

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Clone Wars Wave 10 (aka 2009 Wave 7)
« on: July 24, 2009, 04:33 PM »
Looks like the Hasbro panel cleared things up a bit...  these are the figures planned for Wave 10 ('09 Wave 7):

The Clone Wars - Wave 10 (aka 2009 Wave 7)
  '09 CW34 Matchstick
  '09 CW35 Padme Amidala (Malevolence Outfit)
  '09 CW36 Clone Tank Gunner
  '09 CW37 Ziro's Assassin Droid

Celebration V: Orlando / 2010 Celebration V Confirmed by Hasbro
« on: July 23, 2009, 11:07 AM »
Celebration V has been confirmed for 2010!

Hasbro launched a new Clone Wars Diorama contest and one of the parts of the grand prize is that the winner will ..."have their scene displayed at the 2010 Star Wars Celebration!"

I wonder if LFL is going to be ticked that Hasbro leaked it before they could give it the big announcement treatment at Friday's panel?   :P

The Legacy Collection / Ralph McQuarrie Concept Figure Box Sets
« on: July 22, 2009, 09:06 PM »
Kudos to all of you who 2-years ago predicted that this day would come...

McQuarrie Box Sets

Pass.   ::)

The Legacy Collection / Exclusives, exclusives, exclusives...
« on: July 15, 2009, 11:52 AM »
2009 - another year with tons and tons of Exclusives!

(dates are approximates based on info from Hasbro at SDCC)

- Legacy Collection "Clone Trooper Squad" Box Set

- CW Troop Builder Battle Packs (Ambush at Abregado & Assault on Ryloth)
- Wedge Antilles' X-Wing Starfighter (087-06-0629) pic
- Star Wars Geonosis Arena 2-Packs (087-06-0634) pic 1, pic 2, pic 3
- SotE (White/Red) TIE Fighter (087-06-0639) pic

- Legacy Collection Droid Factory 2-Packs pic 1, pic 2
- CW "Screen Scenes" 2-Packs pic
- CW "Under the Helmet" 2-Packs pic
- Walmart Comic Packs Wave 4 pic
- Legacy Evolutions 3-Packs pic
- CW Octuptarra Droid pic
- AT-ST w/Driver pic
- Dewback w/Sandtrooper pic

- CW Commander Ponds pic
- CW Commemorative Tin 4-Pack
- Imperial V-Wing pic
- GH Cinema Scenes (Purchase of the Droids & Kamino Troopers)
- TIE Interceptor pic
- CW "Crumb Bomber" Gunship pic

On the surface, it seems like a lot, but really it looks like the same amount that we've been getting lately in the Fall months...

The Legacy Collection / San Diego Comic-Con 2009
« on: July 7, 2009, 01:02 PM »
Well, the time for the panel has been announced...

Friday, July 24th - 10-11 AM (Pacific):
Hasbro Star Wars
(Room 7AB)
Featuring Derryl DePriest (Hasbro Global Marketing), Brian Parrish (Hasbro Design), Mark Boudreaux (Hasbro Design), Brian Merten (Hasbro Design), Chad Donvito (Hasbro US Marketing) and Vickie Stratford (Hasbro Design). Come to the Hasbro Star Wars Panel to hear what the Hasbro Design and Marketing teams have in store for the remainder of 2009. Catch a special sneak peek into some 2010 secrets, too! Also includes Q&A time.

Just a little over 2 more weeks until the show.  What are you all hoping to see? 

I'm expecting a bunch of new vehicles since they've been teasing so many lately and I'm really hoping we get to see all the way to the end of the year - Wave 9 (RotJ), Wave 10 (ANH), Wave 11 (RotS), and Wave 12 (ESB).  Wave 13 (EU) would be nice, but I can wait for Toy Fair on that one if needed.  ;)

Kubricks / Deluxe Series 2 - Hoth
« on: June 20, 2009, 12:15 AM »
Deluxe Series 2!
- Hoth Luke, Hoth Han, Hoth Leia, Mechanic Chewie, R-3PO, Snowtrooper!

Each comes with a piece to build an AT-ST!   :o

Kubricks / Deluxe Series 1 - Jabba's Palace
« on: June 20, 2009, 12:13 AM »
New Deluxe Series 1 -
Jabba's Palace Luke, Boushh Bounty Chewie, C3PO w/Crumb, Bar2-D2, Bib Fortuna,  Amanaman!

Each one comes with a piece to build Jabba and his dais!

Kubricks / Medicom Toy Exhibition '09 (Parco Show)
« on: June 19, 2009, 02:20 PM »
There are days when I really, really wish my japanese was better.  First reports out of the Parco show... 

- it sounds like a new DELUXE SERIES program will be launched.  From what I can translate, it sounds like the first two deluxe series were being shown at Parco.  It sounds like (and this hasn't been confirmed or fully explained yet) there may be some sort of "build a" something feature incorporated, which is what makes is a "deluxe" series...

- I have also heard (but not been able to confirm or corroborate) that a Kubrick AT-ST was shown - no idea if it's a "for sale" item or just set dressing for the exhibit.  Working to lock that down...

Again, it's all rumor for now, but it sounds cool so far...  hopefully I'll have more soon.  8)

Kubricks / Medicom Toy Exhibition '09 Carded "Toy Fair" Vader
« on: June 19, 2009, 01:00 PM »
So, the big Parco show preview shindig was last night (or rather tonight, which has already happened in Japan) and the uber-exclusive Parco carded figure for 2009 is...

An homage to the 2002 Toy Fair Darth Vader!

Complete with saber sticking out of the top of the bubble...  definitely not what I was expecting.

Look for them to hit eBay soon!

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