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June 2004

Big News From Master Replicas!

Posted by Mike | June 30, 2004 at 09:57 AM EDT |

     Master Replicas latest newsletter has announced the release of 3 new additions to the Star Wars Collection. Starting July 2nd, up for sale will be the Princess Leia Blaster, Rebel Trooper Blaster, and the Stormtrooper Blaster.
     Only 2,500 pieces world wide are being made for each blaster, with an additional 750 Princess Leia Blasters being made for the signature series. Stay Tuned for more info as it is released.



Vintage OTC Slave I Lands At Hasbro.com

Posted by Mike | June 30, 2004 at 09:56 AM EDT |

     Hasbro.com has released images of the Target Exclusive Slave I, as seen in The Empire Strikes Back. The latest release is pretty much the same Slave I as the Episode II release. It even has some of the same features, the missile launcher, canopy, and missile rack are still there. What is missing it seems like from this release is the Sonic Charges. However included with the ship is another re-re-release (No, that is not a typo). Included is the 300th Boba Fett that was initially released with the POTJ line, then re-released with the Saga Bounty Hunters 4-pack, thus, it is a re-re-release.
     As with everything that is being released in the Original Trilogy Line, the packaging for the Slave I will be the Vintage, Retro Style. To see the full update, as well as the detailed pic, click on the thumbnail below!

New Playskool & OTC Falcon at Entertainment Earth

Posted by Pete | June 29, 2004 at 09:55 AM EDT |

     Entertainment Earth has some brand new Playskool product that will be coming our way this fall. They are called the Playskool Jedi Force Figure Assortment and they are bigger than the original Playskool figures yet sculpted in the same fashion!

   
     Also in stock and ready to ship is the Original Trilogy Millennium Falcon for only $59.95!!

Vintage OTC Lando At Hasbro.com

Posted by Mike | June 29, 2004 at 09:54 AM EDT |

     Hasbro.com has updated the Republic News with the smoothest talker this side of the Galaxy. The Vintage Original Trilogy Collection Lando Calrissian is on deck today, boasting 14 points of articulation, and the now signature Vintage Packaging.
     This Lando is from the Empire Strikes Back, and comes with his soft goods cape, and an Imperial Stormtrooper Blaster. To see the full details of the figure, and the detailed pic, click on the thumbnail below:

New Items In Stock At ToyFellas.com

Posted by Mike | June 29, 2004 at 09:51 AM EDT |

     Toyfellas.com would like to let everyone know that they have OTC Star Wars Basic Figures in Stock. They also wanted everyone to know that if you order $50.00 or more, you will get 10% off your order.
     The OTC Figures they have in stock are:
  • Boba Fett $9.99
  • C-3PO $7.99
  • Cloud Car Pilot $7.99
  • Leia (Bespin) $7.99
  • Lobot $7.99
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi(A New Hope) $7.99
  • R2-D2 (A New Hope) $7.99
  • Stormtrooper $7.99
  • Wicket $7.99
  • Power Of The Force 2 Guide Operational

    Posted by Mike | June 28, 2004 at 09:50 AM EDT |

         Today we are pleased to announce that the Power Of The Force 2 Visual Guide is online and operational. It is only a start though, as it is not yet completed. However, with 90+ images, we feel it is a good start!
         POTF2 was the re-birth of Star Wars Collecting, started to bring back interest in the Star Wars name and to prepare the public for the Special Editions and of course, the Prequel Trilogy! Stayed tune, as we will be updating all our guides very soon, in an effort to bring them to completion.

       

       

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #261

    Posted by Pete | June 27, 2004 at 09:48 AM EDT |

         Brian's Toys Newsletter #261 has hit the presses and this is just some of what you'll find this week:

         Some great Saga and Clone Wars items have come back in this week, some great items added to the pre-order section as well. Be sure to pre-order the Original Trilogy 12" Classic collection set of 3: Boba Fett, Stormtrooper and Luke Skywalker!
         Unleashed Aayla Secura, Bossk and Tusken Raider Pre-Orders are now being taken. Darth Tyranus and Mace Windu Unleashed are currently in stock and shipping immediately!
         Some great vintage 12-backs in stock this week, also in a AFA Droids Boba Fett. Definitely worth taking a look at!
         Pre-Order your Master Replica Mace Windu F/X and Luke ESB F/X sabers today for only $119.99, if you have seen the previous F/X sabers you know how cool these are, be sure to get your order in early! Stands are also available for displaying your saber for only $19.99.


         Read the whole newsletter here!

    Original Trilogy DVD Artwork Revealed

    Posted by Mike | June 25, 2004 at 09:47 AM EDT |

         StarWars.com has revealed details and images of the slip case artwork for the Original Trilogy DVDs. The artwork follows the same layout as the artwork for Episodes I and II. The Disc Art, is from artwork released during the Original Theatrical Releases. If that wasn't enough, the Bonus Feature slip case has a "new" picture of Darth Vader on it.
         The Original Trilogy DVD Box Set is set to be released Sept. 21, 2004. For full details of todays news, click on the thumbnail below:

    MBNA Exclusive Silver Jango Added to VG

    Posted by Pete | June 24, 2004 at 04:23 PM EDT |

         The Gentle Giant Visual Guide welcomes the like of the latest in bounty hunter fashion...the MBNA Exclusive Silver Jango Fett mini-bust! Limited to just 5,000 pieces this was available either by applying for the credit card or by using your Galactic Rewards. Once you are done checking out Jango don't forget to take a peak at our other additions to the guide...Count Dooku and the Biker Scout!

    Episode III Preview Wave

    Posted by Pete | June 24, 2004 at 04:22 PM EDT |

         Our pals over at Rebel Scum have gotten word that the Episode III preview figures are due to hit some time in November and that it will contain 4 figures. Read the details right here.

    Star Wars Encuentros Exclusive!

    Posted by Pete | June 24, 2004 at 04:20 PM EDT |

         This years exclusive at Star Wars Encuentros is sure to peak the interest of even the casual collector. This 2-pack of the OTC Dagobah Luke Skywalker and Yoda is not just a pair of figures, it is a diorama as well! There is original artwork of the trees as the backdrop to the diorama and images on the box are from various scenes when Luke and Yoda meet and begin Luke's training. The text on the package is in English and can be read on the Star Wars Encuentros site.
         To take a closer look at the set click the thumbnail below or click here if you are a Spanish speaker for more information or if you just want to see some other pictures

    New Master Replicas FX Sabers on Sale

    Posted by Pete | June 24, 2004 at 04:19 PM EDT |

         "The very latest Master Replicas Force FX Edition Lightsabers are now on sale. Chose between either Mace Windu's or Luke Skywalker's Empire Strikes Back lightsaber, both packed with collectible fun! Each saber has realistic power-up and power-down light effects, motion sensor controlled sound effects and comes with a display stand all for only $119! Click here to order now!

    Exclusives Update

    Posted by Pete | June 23, 2004 at 04:15 PM EDT |

         Well, the cat has finally been let out of the bag and the Official Site has some big announcements about exclusives...including one that has been a few years on the side burners...the next wave of Cantina Figures, with Dr. Evazan, Wuher, and Kitik Keed'kak will be released by K-Mart this summer! Just take notice at the text on the packaging...it says it is "Scene 1"...does that mean there are more in the works? Check out the picture below!

         In addition, the Official Site has posted official images of the Wal Mart OT DVD Commemorative 3-packs which includes the Return of the Jedi pack with Darth Vader, the Emperor and Stormtrooper and images of the Endor Ambush multi-pack. Click the images below to learn more!

           

    Vintage OTC Figures Added to the Visual Guides

    Posted by Pete | June 23, 2004 at 04:14 PM EDT |

         The Original Trilogy Visual Guide has been updated with images of the Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi, Princess Leia and Han Solo on the brand new Vintage style card. All three figures are loaded with articulation and the protective case they are packed in can easily be removed and replaced again so that you can display the figures any way you want! So...what are you waiting for...head on over to Alliance Collectibles now and place your order for these most awesome new figures with a big hint of nostalgia!

       

    OTC Ask Yoda at Entertainment Earth

    Posted by Pete | June 23, 2004 at 04:12 PM EDT |

         Entertainment Earth has the OTC Ask Yoda up for sale right now over! This newest version of Ask Yoda speaks 24 different phrases, hidden "Easter egg" phrases, highly detailed latex skin and hair and authentically styled outfit from Episode 2! OTC Ask Yoda to order yours today!

       

    Gentle Giant News!

    Posted by Pete | June 23, 2004 at 04:10 PM EDT |

         Gentle Giant has official images of the new 12" Chewbacca and C-3PO and they also announced that the next 12" statues in the line will be C-3PO and a Darth Vader!
         They have also posted more images of the Clone Captain Maquette for you viewing pleasure. And, if you ever wondered how they actually put together a Luke Skywalker mini-bust just check out the Behind the Scenes look at the process!
         To top it all off, images have been released of the new packaging that ties into the OT...just click here or the thumbnails below!

           

    Vintage OTC Yoda At Hasbro.com

    Posted by Mike | June 22, 2004 at 04:08 PM EDT |

         Hasbro.com has updated it's Republic News with pictures and info on the Vintage Styled OTC Yoda. This new Yoda sculpt comes with 10 points of articulation, and is accessorized with, a Snake, and Yodas trademark Gimmer Stick.
         Hasbro also released images of the carded Yoda, featuring the vintage styled artwork. To see the detailed news post, and images, click on the thumbnail of the carded Yoda below.
         Also, Hasbro has followed up on the VOTC Vader, and released images of the Carded Vader. To see that post and the images, click on the thumbnail of the carded Vader.
     

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #260

    Posted by Pete | June 20, 2004 at 04:05 PM EDT |

         Brian's Toys Newsletter #260 is full of great things...here's just a sneak peak of what you'll find:

         Just in this week!!! The newest Original Trilogy classic figures, Han, Leia and Ben. Each of these great figures comes on a retro card in their own protective plastic case similar to a Star Case. If you are a collector, these are a must-have!
         Original Trilogy basic figures 2nd shipment just arrived, if you missed the first round, get yours today! Includes C-3PO, Cloud Car Pilot, Princess Leia Bespin, Lobot, Luke Dagobah, Obi-Wan ANH, R2-D2 Dagobah, Wicket and Yoda Dagobah.
         Saga Code 3 Slave 1 just arrived. Select Saga action fleet is also now back in stock! McQuarrie Stormtrooper and Eeth Koth are also back!

         Read the whole newsletter here

    Alliance Collectibles Has VOTC Ready to Ship

    Posted by Pete | June 18, 2004 at 04:04 PM EDT |

         Alliance Collectibles has the Vintage style carded Original Trilogy Collection Han Solo, Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi and Princess Leia in stock and ready to ship out. It's time to stop by and place your order!!

    OTC Figures in Stock at Andrew's Toyz!

    Posted by Pete | June 18, 2004 at 04:03 PM EDT |

         Andrew's Toyz has Vintage Original Trilogy Collection figures In Stock Now & Ready to Ship!! These are the all-new figures with super articulation and are on vintage style cards. Each figure comes in a protective plastic shell to prevent damage to figure’s card. Cards are in C9+ condition. We still have a handful of Scanning Troopers Yellow Card figures available for ordering as well as tons of New Star Wars Collectibles!! Don't forget...You Get a FREE Gift with every order at Andrew's Toyz!! Go to andrewstoyz.com for all this and more!!

    JTA Checklists Updated

    Posted by Pete | June 18, 2004 at 04:01 PM EDT |

         With all the information from Hasbro coming out these days and the shifting from the Saga to the OTC line it was high time that we updated our checklists. The 2004 Saga Checklist and OrigianL Trilogy Collection Checklist are both up to date and ready to be taken to the store to help keep track of your shopping!

    EE News Feed – New Chewbacca Statue!

    Posted by Pete | June 17, 2004 at 06:00 PM EDT |

         Gentle Giant continues their line of incredibly popular statues and busts with this Limited Edition Chewbacca 1:6 Scale Statue that stands over 12-inches tall and is a full representation of this classic Star Wars character. This product is an authentic, licensed collectible designed and developed by Gentle Giant Studios. These limited edition collectibles often sell out before they ever come into stock. Order yours today or risk missing out! It will be avalibale this December!

    Gentle Giant & San Diego Comic Con Updates

    Posted by Mike | June 17, 2004 at 04:58 PM EDT |

         The Official Site has also updated with info on Gentle Giant product availability at StarWarsShop.com. The new 12" Statue line, starting with Chewbacca, the Clone Wars ARC Trooper Maquette, and series 2 of the Bust Ups will all be available. Click HERE to see the rest of the news article.
         Also, released is plenty of news on this Summers Comic Con, and Star Wars Day. Star Wars Day this year will be held on Friday, July 23, and will feature plenty of panels, activities, and eye candy for those able to attend. San Diego Comic Con will be held from July 21 to July 25 at the San Diego Convention Center.

    BattleFront Exclusive Figure Revealed

    Posted by Mike | June 17, 2004 at 03:57 PM EDT |

         StarWars.com has officially announced an exclusive figure that is to be released in correlation with the upcoming X-Box game, Star Wars "BattleFront".
         The figure released will be the Scout Trooper. He will come with a large rifle that he is seen carrying in the game. While a detailed pic of the figure is not available, it looks to be a re-release of the Dirty Version, Scout Trooper from the Power Of The Jedi line. The packaging of the figure is however new, reflecting it's BattleFront exclusiveness.
         Actual availability is to be announced. To read the StarWars.com newspost, click on the carded picture below, to see a detailed picture of the loose POTJ Scout Trooper, click on the thumbnail that is from our POTJ Visual Guide:

       

    ARC Trooper Captain Maquette Revealed!

    Posted by Pete | June 16, 2004 at 03:55 PM EDT |

         Images have surfaces of the 5th Gentle Giant Clone Wars Maquette...the ARC Trooper Captain! This awesome statue of the AC Trooper based on Genndy Tartakovsky's vision of the character will be available for sale later this year. Check back for more details as they arise!

       

    Rebel Storm: Star Wars Miniatures News

    Posted by Mike | June 15, 2004 at 03:53 PM EDT |

         StarWars.com posted news about the upcoming Star Wars Miniatures Collectible Game from Wizards Of The Coast.
         The game will begin with the Rebel Storm Starter Pack, which will include:

    "10 miniatures (eight randomized figures and two exclusive figures available only in the Starter Set), full-color stat cards for every figure, a game rulebook, 20-sided die, checklist for the Rebel Storm set, a fold-out battle grid, and eight terrain tiles."

         There will also be an expansion set available. To see all the details click HERE.

    More OTC Figures Added to the Visual Guides!

    Posted by Pete | June 14, 2004 at 09:54 PM EDT |

         The Original Trilogy Visual Guide has been updated once again with brand new images. Today the OTC Tie Fighter Pilot, IG-88, Bossk and the cleaned up Luke Skywalker in his Bespin gear have all been added to the show!      Alliance Collectibles has these and much, much more in stock and ready to ship, so stop by today and place that order!

       

       

    Recarded Unleashed added to Saga 2004 Visual Guides!

    Posted by Pete | June 14, 2004 at 05:53 PM EDT |

         The 2004 Saga Visual Guide has been updated with the images of the recarded Darth Sidious, Jedi Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Slave Leia today! Still missing out on any of these? Alliance Collectibles is the place that can help you out so stop by, place your order and your princess will soon arrive!

       

       

    JTA Welcomes Andrew's Toyz

    Posted by Pete | June 14, 2004 at 03:52 PM EDT |

         Andrew's Toyz is now a proud sponsor of Jedi Temple Archives. Visit our site for a great selection of Star Wars figures! We are Your #1 Online Source for Star Wars Figures & Collectibles!! You will not be disapointed, we are always boxing and shipping orders...you will receive your figures quick and in great condition. We look forward to being a Jedi Temple Archives sponsor. Thank you.

    New Goodies at the Star Wars Shop!

    Posted by Pete | June 12, 2004 at 07:50 PM EDT |

         The Star Wars Shop has added a few new goodies to their inventory yesterday and they are worth checkign out. The Original Star Wars Fan Club Poster Set includes two originally offered only to members of the early Official Star Wars Fan Club, Classic Pin Pack that includes a Revenge and "The First 10 Years" button and finally Dark Horse Comics Japanese Manga Lithographs. Juxt click on the images below to learn more!

            

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #259

    Posted by Pete | June 12, 2004 at 05:48 PM EDT |

         Brian's Toys Newsletter #259 is hot off the presses and packed with great stuff including New reduced prices on Unleashed figures, R1-G4 and Stormtrooper Death Star Chase now back in stock. New Saga wholesale case available, check it out!

    News From IDG Entertainment

    Posted by Pete | June 12, 2004 at 04:40 PM EDT |

         After nearly a month and a half of e-mails to the new Fan Club to find out some information that was not listed in the FAQs section of the new Fan Club announcement IDG Entertainment took over and did a great job of reigning in the answers. For those of you who may still be wondering about the status of certain Fan Club benefits that we had access to under the old system, here is a rundown of the answers from IDG Entertainment. Many of these answers may already be known, but it was nice to hear them from an official source.

         You are still a fan club member and will continue to receive Insider through the remainder of your subscription. You also still get the offline benefits. However, you do not get the online benefits until you join the new fan club; specifically, Hyperspace content and perks at StarWarsShop.com. Please be aware that tickets to the fan breakfasts will only be sold through SWShop.com, which require a Hyperspace access code. I am sorry, as i know this is not what you wanted to hear.
         Regarding the issue of getting Hyperspace or Insider separately, the answer is no. It is one package. Paul Ens, Director of Lucas Online, explained the decision in an online chat with fans in the days following the announcement of the new fan club.
         You are right that the expiration dates for most folks will likely not align. To that end, current Insider subscribers will have their issues extended by six when they join the new Fan Club. Hyperspace members will be extended by a year.

         That covers to majority of the issues that people were wondering about when the new Hyperspace Fan Club came into being, but know that for you Insider subscribers there is still one option if you would like to have your on-line and in print accounts in sync. You may contact IDG Entertainment at cdsboone@cdsfulfillment.com to request a refund for the remaining portion of the current Insider subscription...you can then put that refund check to opening your Hyperspace account and have everything that the Fan Club has to offer.

    SAGA Ewok With Attack Glider On Clearance At Target?

    Posted by Mike | June 11, 2004 at 04:37 PM EDT |

         As I was making my rounds today at Target, I found something of a Surprise. In the Clearance section, mixed in with the Obi Wan and Jango Fett Kamino Showdown Deluxe sets, I found an Ewok With Attack Glider on Clearance for $6.98. This deluxe set is a fairly newer release, so it was a little surprising to see it there. While my thoughts are that this was possibly more a mistake to this particular store than anything else, anyone that still needs one of these (or a Jango or Obi Wan Kamino Showdown set for that matter), might want to check out the clearance sections to see if there are any surprises to be found. If you do find something make sure to let us know by dropping
    us an e-mail.

           

    New OTC in Stock at Alliance Collectibles

    Posted by Pete | June 10, 2004 at 05:36 PM EDT |

         Alliance Collectibles now has the OTC Bespin Luke Skywalker, IG-88, Bossk and Tie Fighter Pilot in stock and ready to ship. Just click the thumbnails below to take a closer look at them!
         They have also restocked other OTC figures like Yoda, Luke Dagobah, R2 Dagobah, Luke Jedi, R2 A New Hope, Cloud Car Pilot, Leia Bespin and Lobot! Click here to place your order.
         Alliance Collectibles has also put together complete sets of all 21 2004 Gold Card figures & will soon add sets of the 2003 Gold Card re-packs...check them out here and place your order today!

               

    Alliance Collectibles Confirms SWS.com Emperor Palpatine

    Posted by Pete | June 10, 2004 at 04:35 PM EDT |

         The rumors are true! Alliance Collectibles sent in confirmation to us that the Star Wars Shop exclusive figure is in fact an Emperor Palpatine figure. Stay tuned...as more is revealed about this exclusive and more you'll hear about it here!

    Darth Vader's Tie Fighter at TRU.com

    Posted by Pete | June 10, 2004 at 02:32 PM EDT |

         Darth Vader's Tie Fighter is now up for sale over at Toys R Us.com!! The $29.99 vessel of our favorite Sith includes the man himself in addition to the vehicle. Click here to order yours now!

    OTC Floor Display from Entertainment Earth

    Posted by Pete | June 10, 2004 at 12:31 PM EDT |

         Have you ever wanted to own an official Hasbro "point of sale" floor display stand for your Star Wars figures? Even though the primary use of the Original Trilogy Figure Sidekick / Floor Display is for retail stores, Entertainment Earth recognizes that this is also a fantastic and desirable piece for collectors. Another Entertainment Earth first! In cooperation with Hasbro, Entertainment Earth is excited to bring fans and collectors everywhere this unique and rare piece of the Star Wars universe...and it even includes 24 figures!
         The floor display and the 24 figures will arrive in September and sells for $149.99...Click here to order yours now!!

    Updates From Hasbro.com

    Posted by Mike | June 10, 2004 at 11:30 AM EDT |

         With the Original Trilogy Collection just a few short months from breaking loose, Hasbro.com has updated it's Republic News with info on the re-release of the one and only Millennium Falcon. The Falcon has not been available since 1997 when it was released via the POTF2 (SOTE) line.
         However, this release of the Falcon will see some new features. The engines light up, new sound effects, and a redesigned cockpit are just some of the features. Also, being a part of the Original Trilogy Collection, the Falcon will be released in the vintage retro styled packaging. To check out the full article and the pictures click HERE.
         Hasbro also added another update today, this one relating to the Jedi Council Scene Packs. With the first 2 already released, collectors will get a chance to finish their Jedi Council scenes with these Toys-r-Us exclusives. The next 2 are slated to be released this summer, and will feature Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Ki-Adi-Mundi in the first, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon, and Eeth Koth released in the second. Also of note, is that this Jedi Council is the one represented in The Phantom Menace. Hasbro also notes that the final 2 scenes will be released before the end of this year. To check out the article click on the thumbnail below.

    OTC Pre-Orders at TRU.com

    Posted by Mike | June 09, 2004 at 04:29 PM EDT |

    2004 Convention/Fan Club Exclusive Confirmed

    Posted by Mike | June 09, 2004 at 02:25 PM EDT |

         StarWars.com has officially confirmed the many rumors floating around the web these last few weeks about the Convention/Fan Club Exclusive Silver Sandtrooper.
         This will be the 5th figure in the Silver line so far, behind, Toy Fair Darth Vader, TRU Exclusive R2-D2, 2003 Convention/Fan Club Exclusive Boba Fett, and the TRU Exclusive Clonetrooper.The figure is going to make it's summer debut at San Diego Comic-Con. After that, the Sandtrooper will be available to Hyperspace Fan Club members to order.
         In other collecting News from the Official Site, they have posted a picture of the upcoming Kotobukiya vinyl Boba Fett. To see the picture and info about it's availability check out the News Article.

    Clone Wars Animated Series Slated To Return

    Posted by Mike | June 08, 2004 at 06:20 PM EDT |

         StarWars.com has announced that the Clone Wars Animated series will continue March 21st, 2005.
         The new series will consist of 5 episodes, but, will be 12 minuted in length, whereas the original episodes were about 3 minutes each. The new episodes will continue where episode 20 left off.
         To check out the entire story, head on over to the Official Sites news release, by clicking HERE.

    Visual Guide Update – OTC

    Posted by Pete | June 06, 2004 at 06:19 PM EDT |

         The Original Trilogy Collection has been updated today with the Bespin Wave which includes Princess Leia in her Bespin Gown, Lobot complete with datapad and comlink and the Cloud Car Pilot with his removable helmet, blaster and comlink, not to mention tons of articulation!
         We've also added the likes of repackaged figures like R2-D2, C-3PO, Boba Fett, Stormtrooper, Wicket and the classic Ben Kenobi.
         Alliance Collectibles has all this in stock and more, so head on over and place your order today!

           

           

           

    Free Shipping for Father's Day at Toy Fellas

    Posted by Pete | June 05, 2004 at 06:15 PM EDT |

         Free shipping at Toy Fellas for all USA customers.

         Father’s Day is June 20th and we are offering free shipping on all orders $50.00 or more until June 15th. Simply enter the coupon code: fathertf and the coupon will automatically apply to orders $50.00 or more. June 15th is the last day we can guarantee items arrive before Father’s Day.
         After you add all your items to the cart scroll down to the bottom of the page and enter the coupon code: fathertf and click submit. Then click on check out and proceed as normal. When you are through with check out your shipping discount will take affect.

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #258

    Posted by Pete | June 04, 2004 at 06:09 PM EDT |

        Brian's Toys Newsletter #258 is hot off the presses and packed with great stuff:

         The biggest news of the week is of course the arrival of Original Trilogy Wave 2 including such popular characters as Boba Fett, C- 3PO, Leia Bespin, Stormtrooper and the long awaited Cloud Car Pilot and Wicket! All priced at $19.99. The set of 9 is available as well as a few other smaller sets that we just added.
         Some great new Saga items just in as well as some golden oldies back in stock including the Exclusive Red Leader's X-Wing, Exclusive Clone Trooper Sergeant (green) bust, Unleashed Red Clone Trooper and more!

    Vintage OTC Darth Vader at Hasbro

    Posted by Pete | June 04, 2004 at 11:00 AM EDT |

         Hasbro has a picture and information about the Vintage OTC Darth Vader today. This version of Vader just may be the best yet with 12 points of articulation so he can kneel in front of the Emperor and a hand that can choke the figure of your choice! Read the whole article by clicking on the Vader below!

    Gentle Giant Guide Opens Featuring Clone Sergeant

    Posted by Pete | June 04, 2004 at 12:57 AM EDT |

         The Gentle Giant Visual Guide has opened it's doors today featuring the Star Wars Shop Exclusive mini-bust...the Clone Trooper Sergeant! Click the thumbnails below to check out a sampling of the guide and then hop on over to the Gentle Giant Visual Guide to see all the mini-bust Visual Guides. Check back in the next day or two for even more additions!

           

    Jedi Council Scene Lineup Revealed at Cargo Bay

    Posted by Pete | June 03, 2004 at 11:56 PM EDT |

         The Cargo Bay has listed the entire lineup (minus one Jedi) for the remaining Jedi Council Scenes:
         July Set 1: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Plo Koon, Eeth Koth
         July Set 2: Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn, Ki-Adi-Mundi
         October Set 1: Anakin Skywalker, Saesee Tiin, Adi Gallia
         October Set 2: Shaak Ti, Stass Allie, TBD

    DVD Commemorative Figure Sets to be sold at Wal-Mart

    Posted by Pete | June 03, 2004 at 10:55 PM EDT |

         The Cargo Bay has also listed the DVD Commemorative Figure Sets to be sold at Wal Mart this summer. They will be released in late July.

    Brian's Toys Promotional News

    Posted by Pete | June 03, 2004 at 07:53 PM EDT |

         Wave 2 of the Original Trilogy Figures are now in Stock at Brian's Toys!!! This wave includes, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Cloud Car Pilot, R2-D2, Leia Bespin, Lobot, C-3PO, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi (ANH), Stormtrooper and Wicket. All $19.99!

    Hasbro Confirms Sandcrawler!

    Posted by Pete | June 03, 2004 at 03:49 PM EDT |

         Hasbro has confirmed that the rumors about Diamond Comics picking up the Jawa Sandcrawler are true:

         Hasbro has been working hard to find a distributor for the Sandcrawler - the exclusive vehicle that you have all been waiting for. Well, the wait is over - Hasbro has found the Sandcrawler a new home!
         This exciting vehicle will be a Diamond Comic Distributors exclusive and will come with two jawas and a droid. Available in Fall 2004, the Sandcrawler will be distributed internationally at premium comic book stores and other independent outlets across the world (except for Asia Pacific).

    VOTC Carded 12" Images

    Posted by Pete | June 03, 2004 at 01:48 PM EDT |

         This eBay Seller has some more images of the upcoming Vintage OTC 12" Luke and Boba Fett Figures! Check out the images below or jump on over to his auctions!

                     

    Sandcrawler at Alliance Collectibles for Only $49.99

    Posted by Pete | June 02, 2004 at 12:46 PM EDT |

         Alliance Collectibles has jumped on the news about the Diamond Exclusive Jawa Sandcrawler and they happily have them up for pre-order for a very competitive price of only $49.99! Head on over to Alliance Collectibles and place your order before they are all pre-sold out!!

    OTC TIE Fighter and X-Wing added to the Guides

    Posted by Pete | June 02, 2004 at 11:45 AM EDT |

         The Original Trilogy Collection TIE Fighter and X-Wing have both been added to the Visual Guides today. The TIE fighter is the exact same one that was released in the Saga line last year, minus the pilot and a chunk of change while the X-Wing is a repaint of the POTF2 X-Wing
         Alliance Collectibles has the vehicles from both fleets ready to take off and head to your house today, so stop in and place your order now!

       

    Anakin & Luke Target Glass Sets Added to the Guides

    Posted by Pete | June 01, 2004 at 12:43 PM EDT |

         The 2004 Visual Guide has been updated with the additions of the Luke Skywalker and Anakin Skywalker Target Glass Sets. Both sets are packed with a unique plastic drinking glass reminiscent of the old Burger King Glasses. The Anakin is an exact repack of the 2002 Hanger Duel figure (minus one lightsaber) and the Luke comes from the POTJ Snowspeeder. Check them out in the pics below or in the 2004 Visual Guide.

       

       

    ESB DVD Commemorative Figure Set

    Posted by Pete | June 01, 2004 at 12:40 PM EDT |

         Yesterday he had the A New Hope set up for auction and today he has added the Empire Strikes Back DVD Commemorative Figure Set up for grabs in this auction.. Click on the image below to take a close up look at this pack which includes Han Solo, Chewbacca and Princess Leia in their Bespin gear!

    Jedi Council Carded Images

    Posted by Pete | June 01, 2004 at 11:57 AM EDT |

         Robo Chris has done it once again...this time with carded images of both the Jedi Council Screen Scenes Set 3 and Set 4. Click on the thumbnails to get a close up view!

       

     
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