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July 2004

Brian's Toys Newsletter #266

Posted by Pete | July 31, 2004 at 11:41 AM ET |

     Brian's Toys Newsletter #266 has hit the presses. Here is what you can find this week:
     New in this week, Mexican Exclusive Luke Skywalker's Encounter with Yoda and 4 new Galactic Heroes. $9.99 each or you can get the set of 4 for $29.99. Wholesale case is also available. Great classic figures now in stock, Luke, Darth, Yoda, Han, Obi-Wan, and Leia.
     Saga 12" now back in stock, including Biker Scout, Ewoks, Luke Jedi and Yoda. Also available, Master Replica Mace Windu Signature Saber. Prototype Dexter Jettster and 3 conditions of the Silver Darth Vader are currently in stock, check out our website for more details.
     Lots of other great Star Wars featured items, we've got a Super Star Destroyer Boxed currently in stock and lots of Illusive concepts are featured this week. Be sure the check out our latest vintage item now available, AFA POTF Han Trenchcoat and Italian Warok with Glue Stick.

New Stock at Toy Fellas!

Posted by Pete | July 31, 2004 at 11:41 AM ET |

      Toy Fellas as new stuff in stock that you won't want to miss out on! The 12" Vintage Original Trilogy Collection is here and only 2 new cases worth will be in this Monday so order now before they all disappear!
  • Boba Fett $35.99
  • Luke Skywalker $35.99
  • Stormtrooper $35.99

  • News!

    Posted by Pete | July 31, 2004 at 11:40 AM ET |

         Out with the old and in with the new! is again gouging their prices on all POTF and Episode 1 items!
  • Vintage SW 1977-1983 TOPPS Trading Cards starting at $1.99
  • Classic SW Trading Cards starting at $0.79 cents!
  • POTF Freeze Frames $3.99
  • Episode 1 $5.95
  • Beast Packs $5.99
  • Cinema Scenes $7.99
         Special pricing and free shipping offer available at the wholesale store where the more you buy the more you save. Most wholesale prices are priced at cost and not marked up. Click here for more details. Visit Swfigures.comm to stock up and save!
  • EPISODE III Figures at Andrew's Toyz!

    Posted by Mike | July 29, 2004 at 11:38 AM ET |

         The Latest from

         "Now available for ordering are the upcoming EPISODE III figures; Sly Moore, Yarua, Pablo Jill and Padme Amidala. Andrew's Toyz also has the all new VOTC Darth Vader, Yoda, and Luke Skywalker IN STOCK and ready to ship. Jedi High Council Wave #2 has arrived as well. The Mos Eisley Cantina and Slave I with Boba Fett will be here in a few days. Many OTC figures have been marked down. Unleashed Wave 10 is only $64.99/set of 3. Don't forget to enter our monthly give-away! Through July 31, enter the coupon code "JEDI-TEMPLE-ARCHIVE" and get 10% off your order over $25!"

    Want To Sound Like The Dark Lord Of The Sith?

    Posted by Mike | July 28, 2004 at 11:37 AM ET |

         Hasbro has announced that this fall, the Darth Vader Voice Changer will be hitting store shelves.
         The Voice Changer is a a full Helmet and chest plate that is adjustable for ages 5 through adult. Put the helmet on, make some adjustments, and you will be on your way to the Dark Side. The Voice Changer also comes with other features that allow you to play a recording of Darth Vaders classic breathing, or 1 of 5 of his famous phrases (surprisingly though, "I am your Father" is not one of them).
         Click on the image below to take you to the article.

    New Items At Alliance Collectibles

    Posted by Mike | July 28, 2004 at 11:37 AM ET |
 now has in stock the VOTC Vader, Yoda, and Luke. They have them in individual pieces, or can be bought as a set.

    Silver Edition Sandtrooper Available

    Posted by Mike | July 26, 2004 at 11:35 AM ET |
 has put up for sale today the Exclusive "Silver Saga Edition" Sandtrooper Figure . The figure was sold at Comic Con, and is now available as an exclusive to Hyperspace members for $9.99. So if you want yours click HERE.
         Also, don't forget that still has the Episode III T-Shirt for sale. This is the first shirt with the just released name of the movie on it!

    Update Week – Part 7: Vintage

    Posted by Chuck | July 25, 2004 at 11:33 AM ET |

         Update week finishes pretty much the same way that it began: Vintage. Today, 14 new guides are added to the Vintage section, making that a grand total of 91 new guides this week! Not only that, but with todays update The Jedi Temple Archives have now reached more than 1000 guides, 1005 to be exact! With Revenge of the Sith toys on the horizon that number is going to steadily increase over the coming months. Todays update includes 10 new toys: Imperial Cruiser, Side Gunner, ATL Interceptor, Jabba's Dungeon, Vehicle Maintenance Energizer, Imperial Shuttle Pod, Ewok Combat Glider, Ewok Assault Catapult, an ESB Vinyl Carry Case, and the Laser Rifle Carry Case. Our Vintage Visual Guide is coming closer and closer to completion, so if you are a vintage fan looking for great reference materal then this is the place to be! A few samples are below, but for the full, massive guide head on over.

    A special thanks to Jeff Ensor of Lexington, KY for letting us photograph some of his awesome vintage collection for our Visual Guides!



    Episode 3 Packaging Officially Revealed

    Posted by Mike | July 25, 2004 at 11:31 AM ET |

         The Episode 3 news was coming out of the woodwork yesterday. From the announcement of the title, to the images of the Episode 3 Vader released on Hyperspace, there had to be something to make every fan of the Star Wars Saga Smile
         It was no different for Star Wars Collectors. Yesterday amid the fury of info, Hasbro released the design of their Episode 3 packaging. The graphics show a very menacing Vader Helmet, hovering above a lake of erupting lava. On the helmet itself looks to be the shadows of Obi-Wan, and his one time Padawan, Anakin, engaged in the battle that every Star Wars fan has dreamed about. Also of note is that Hasbro looks to have dumped the square/rectangular look, and gone with a more rounded egg shape to the bubble.
         To check out the more detailed image click on the thumbnail below!

    Update Week – Part 6: POTF2 Visual Guide Update

    Posted by Mike | July 25, 2004 at 11:30 AM ET |

         With the announcement of Episode III's title yesterday, we decided to hold off on Yesterday's Visual Guide Update, and have 2 for today
         The first update is again from the POTF2 Visual Guide, and today we have added another 23 images to the guide. We updated the Cinema Scene section with 11 new images. We also added the EU Princess Leia, Malakili (Rancor Keeper), Mon Mothma, R2-D2, X-Wing Pilot Luke, and others to the basic figures section. We added Vaders Tie Fighter to the Vehicles Section, along with the Boba Fett vs. IG-88 2 pack from the Shadows Of The Empire section, and more.
         Make sure to check back later as we will have another update ready!



    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith

    Posted by Mike | July 24, 2004 at 11:29 AM ET |

         At last they have revealed themselves, at last they have their revenge. The title for Episode 3 has been released, and it has been at the top of the list for many of the fans choices. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith.
         The title says it all, the Sith are achieving their plan of revenge on the Jedi, and the subsequent control of the Galaxy. The title is a contrast to the title of Episode VI, and adds a little more foreshadowing to the scene between Darth Maul and Darth Sidious in The Phantom Menace.
         The Official Site is the place to be online right now with the announcement, and a special video for the release of the title that is available to Hyperspace members only.

    Update Week – Part 5: Episode 1 Visual Guide Update

    Posted by Mike | July 23, 2004 at 11:28 AM ET |

         Todays Update for "Update Week", takes place in our Episode 1 Visual Guide. The Episode 1 Guide gets an update of 22 images! To date, Update Week has added 54 new images to the guides, so make sure to check out all the other guides to see what's new!
         The list of new images for todays update are:
  • Destroyer Droid (Battle Damaged)
  • Battle Droid (Shot)
  • C-3PO
  • Queen Amidala (Coruscant)
  • Graxol
  • Shakka
  • Darth Maul (Jedi Duel)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Duel)
  • Queen Amidala (w/ Ascension Gun)
  • Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master)
  • R2-D2
  • Battle Droid (Sliced)
  • Boss Nass
  • Captain Panaka
  • Sebulba
  • Anakin Skywalker (Naboo)
  • Naboo Royal Security
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight)
  • OOM-9
  • Senator Palpatine
  • Darth Maul (Sith Lord)
  • Darth Sidious



    New Images from Comic Con

    Posted by Pete | July 23, 2004 at 11:27 AM ET |

         The Official Site has released the first official images of the goodies that were discussed in the Hasbro Q & A the thumbnails below to take a closer look and read all about them right here!


    San Diego Comic Con News – Hasbro Q&A

    Posted by Pete | July 23, 2004 at 11:25 AM ET |

         The good folks at Rebel Scum are doing a fine job of covering all the highlights at this years San Diego Comic Con and we are here to let you pass the information on to you!
         A lot of news was covered in the Hasbro Q& A today including the fate of the OTC line, what happens between now and EIII and if we will ever get that Death Star playset we all want. You can read it all about it by clicking here.
         We'll be seeing more Galactic Heroes, an electronic X-Wing and 3 more Animated figures in the likes of Anakin, General Grievous and an ARC Trooper. The most interesting news is about the figures we all know and love...the OTC line will end with the Holo Emperor and then a new transition line will briefly make an appearance before the EIII figures (and movie) come our way. Here is what you can expect to see in that line:
  • Sly Moore
  • Pablo-Jill
  • Wookie Senator Yarua
  • Padmé (Naboo Celebration)
  • Rabé (Royal Handmaiden)
  • Feltipern Trevagg
  • Dannik Jerriko
  • Myo
  • 3-4 Episode III Sneak Preview figures (spoilers included!)
         Keep checking back here and at Rebel Scum for more updates and images!!
  • Update Week – Part 4: VOTC & More of the Basics!

    Posted by Pete | July 22, 2004 at 11:23 AM ET |

         Update Week continues with more additions to the Original Trilogy Visual Guide! The latest Luke Skywalker packaged on the Vintage Style card has been added to the guides. COmplete with a soft goods tunic and a nicely details lightsaber, not to mention more detail than you could stuff intothe Sarlac pit, you won't want to miss out on this version of our favorite hero.
         Also added are 4 more figures from the Basic line...Princess Leia and Snowtrooper join the ranks as well as a Tusken Raider and a pair of Jawas that both got really great new paint jobs!!
         Alliance Collectibles has all of this and more instock and ready to ship. Stop by today a place your order now!!




    Bounty Hunter Galactic Heroes at EE

    Posted by Pete | July 22, 2004 at 11:21 AM ET |

         The coolest characters from Star Wars are brought to life in cool "mini" style! Star Wars Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 3 includes 12 individually packaged figure 2-packs based on a Bounty Hunters theme. Included in the wave are the Boba Fett/Dengar, IG-88/Zuckuss, Bossk/4-LOM and others! Each easy to stand figures are approximately 2-inches tall. Preorder now...the will be available in September!

    Comic Con Official Coverage Begins

    Posted by Mike | July 21, 2004 at 10:11 AM ET |
 has started it's Official coverage of Comic Con. They have posted a bunch of images pertaining to what will be seen. The great thing about these images that are different from yesterdays, is they are not Hyperspace Exclusives, everyone can take a look at them. Some items to note that attendees will see:
  • A full scale replica of an X-Wing Fighter
  • A full-sized Episode III-style Clone Trooper.
  • C-3PO and Darth Vader Action Figure Carrying Cases, each comes with 2 figures.
  • The New Lego Packaging with the Retro Look

         There is more to see, so head on over to the Official Sites Coverage by clicking HERE.
         However, there is one more important thing to note! If you are a Hyperspace Member, you are treated to the Comic Con webcam. The webcam will be live throughout various times at the event, showing, spectators, and hopefully some of the great stuff on hand!
  • Update Week – Part 3: POTF2 Visual Guide Update

    Posted by Mike | July 21, 2004 at 10:10 AM ET |

         Today marks Day 3 of our Update Week. Todays Update is in our Power Of The Force 2 Visual Guide. Another 20 images have been added to the POTF2 Guide!
         The list of updates are: Grand Admiral Thrawn, Fan Fav Mara Jade, the 4 Princess Leia Collection 2-Packs, Imperial Tie Fighter, The Jedi Spirits Cinema Scene, Princess Leia as Boushh, Luke Skywalker in Imperial Guard Disguise (SOTE), and the Jawa 2-Pack. The images below are only a sample of the update. Come back tomorrow for another update to the OTC Guide!




    Episode 3 Packaging

    Posted by Mike | July 21, 2004 at 10:09 AM ET |
 hits a home run with being the first on the net with an image of the upcoming Episode 3 packaging.
          I could tell ya all about it, but it's better to head on over to and look for yourself! Click on the image below to be taken to the full story: Reveals More About Second Cantina Set

    Posted by Mike | July 21, 2004 at 10:09 AM ET |
 updates their Republic News today with info and images of the Upcoming Mos Eisley Cantina Screen Scene 2. The scene comes with Ponda Boba, the blue version of Zutton, and Obi Wan Kenobi. As Scene 1 is, Scene 2 will be a K-Mart Exclusive.
         Also added to the Hasbro Site, is news and images of the upcoming VOTC C-3PO from Empire Strikes Back. Included are images of the Loose figure, as well as a front and back shot of the carded figure.
         To read the full details of each update click on the respective thumbnail below:


    Collecting News From San Diego Comic Con

    Posted by Mike | July 21, 2004 at 10:07 AM ET |

         The Official Site,, has posted some images of what will be available for eyecandy at San Diego Comic Con this weekend.
         Images of the new 3¾" Chewbacca (ROTJ), R2-D2 (ROTJ), and a Super Articulated Boba Fett are up. These 3 new figures will be released as part of the VOTC line. Also, a bit of a surprise, an image of a new cantina set with Obi Wan, Ponda Boba, and a Blue Snaggletooth is also in the preview. The set is in the OTC packaging, and is labeled Set 2.
         There are more images to be seen, however, the catch is you have to be a Hyperspace member to see the images. To become a member of hyperspace, click HERE .

    Update Week – Part 2: Commemorative DVD Collection

    Posted by Pete | July 20, 2004 at 10:07 AM ET |

         The Original Trilogy Visual Guide jumps right into Update Week with a massive addition to the Guide. All three Commemorative Trilogy DVD Collection sets are now up for your viewing pleasure. Each set represents one of the three Original Trilogy movies and although each figure has been seen before, it is sure to please those who are just getting into collecting due to all the OT on DVD hype!! So, click the thumbnails below to get a sample or head on over to the Commemorative Trilogy DVD Collection section of the Guides and check them all out!
         And...don't forget to stop by Alliance Collectibles to order your set today!




    Commemorative DVD Figures In Stock at Andrew's Toyz!

    Posted by Pete | July 19, 2004 at 10:04 AM ET |

         Andrew's Toys just got their shipment of the Exclusive Commemorative Trilogy DVD Figure Sets! Each set features one of the original movies from the original trilogy. Order now and get $5 off and FREE SHIPPING!! These look so great, and with $5 off and Free Shipping, you just cant pass these up. Andrew's Toyz will also be getting in the long awaited OTC Slave I with Boba Fett. When you place your order, you will be entered to win Collector Series, POTF & POTJ Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot figures. Don't forget ALL ORDERS get a Free Gift. Head on over to Andrew's Toys now to place your order!

    Update Week – Part 1: Vintage

    Posted by Chuck | July 19, 2004 at 10:02 AM ET |

         This week we have decided to unleash a wave of Visual Guide updates that will be sure to keep you and your mouse busy! First off, the Vintage Visual Guide has been updated with 10 new guides featuring some of the most popular vehicles and playsets from the vintage era. The playsets added include the Jabba the Hutt Playset, Land of the Jawas, Hoth Ice Planet, Imperial Attack Base, Darth Vader's Star Destroyer, and the Turret and Probot Playset. Vehicles include a trio of Rebel favorites: the orginal X-Wing Fighter, Y-Wing Fighter, and the very cool B-Wing fighter. Also on the list for todays vintage update is the mail-away Action Figure Arena. A few samples are below for you to check out, but for the complete update head on over to our Vintage Section. Stay tuned all week for more updates in our other guides, including more OTC!

    WARNING: Viewing these guides may cause a severe desire to go out and spend lots of money on vintage stuff!



    Commemorative DVD Collection at Alliance Collectibles

    Posted by Pete | July 18, 2004 at 10:01 AM ET |

         Alliance Collectibles has all three Commemorative Trilogy DVD Collection sets in stock and ready to ship. Each set contains characters from one of the three Star Wars Original Trilogy movies and are in special packaging to honor the movies that started it all. Stop by Alliance Collectibles today and pick up this exclusive while supplies last!

    Jedi High Council Scene 2 Added to the Visual Guides!

    Posted by Pete | July 18, 2004 at 10:00 AM ET |

         The Original Trilogy Visual Guide has been updated with images of the 2nd scene from the new Jedi High Council Scene Packs. This set contains Obi-Wan Kenobi (originally from Ep1 card) and updated Eeth Koth and Plo Koon, both with knee joints that permit them to take their seat at the Council! The set also includes 2 Jedi Council chairs and the 2nd of four center pieces that will tie all 6 sets together into the Jedi Council Chamber.
         Alliance Collectibles has this and much more in stock right now, so stop on by and have fun shopping!



    Brian's Toys Newsletter #264

    Posted by Pete | July 18, 2004 at 09:59 AM ET |

         Brian's Toys Newsletter #264 has hit the presses. Here is what you can find this week:

         These popular 3 3/4" trilogy figures now available, Tusken Raider, Jawa, Boba Fett and Snowtrooper. All only $19.99.
         Disney Star Wars exclusives in this week, Boba Fett Anime Shirt & Cap, Darth Vader Anime Cap, Stormtrooper Anime Cap, Mickey and Minnie Coin, Mickey and Minnie Poster, Die Cast Parade Vehicle with R2-D2 and C-3PO and the 9" Plush Ewok.
         Lots of great featured Star Wars, many back in stock. All in stock Star Tours featured this week!
         Just in this week, Vintage Star Wars complete coin set! All coins including all the rarities, these are going extremely fast, get yours today!

    Gentle Giant Update!

    Posted by Pete | July 17, 2004 at 09:58 AM ET |

         Gentle Giant has updated their web site with cool images and information about the C-3PO Mini-Bust and the way cool 7" scale Sandtrooper and Dewback. The edition size for both pieces is yet to be determined, but they will be released in December...just in time for the holiday rush!

    Star Wars Miniatures: R2-D2 Game Piece

    Posted by Mike | July 16, 2004 at 09:57 AM ET |

         The Wizards Message Boards has released an image of the upcoming R2-D2 Gaming Piece that will be a part of the Star Wars Miniatures Game.
         WOTC, through its Message Boards announced that it will be holding a Prerelease Tournament at Gen-Con. The first 100 people registered will have a chance to play in a "multiround swiss tournament". Also of note is that another Mini will be made available at Gen-Con as a freebie, the identity of the figuer is not known yet. This figure it is not exclusive to the event as it will be one of the Minis that will later be released in the Rebel Storm Set due out in September.
         To see the detailed image of the R2, and the details of how to take part in the Gen-Con Tourney, click on the thumbnail below: News!

    Posted by Pete | July 16, 2004 at 09:55 AM ET |

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  • All POTF Beast Packs on-sale now for only $5.99! Luke & TaunTaun or Jabba the Hutt with Han Solo, Stormtrooper & Dewback + more!
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  • New Contest at

    Posted by Pete | July 16, 2004 at 09:54 AM ET |

         Do you feel one with the Force? Are you a Jedi yet? Or are you still stuck in your Padawan phase? When was the last time you had your medic droid take your Midichlorian count? It’s time to put an end to the doubts and face the brute reality of the Jedi Trials Contest! Do you think like a real Jedi? Come prove it!
         In a contest that has no equal in its kind, you will be put before four different fun trials as a Padawan. The way you react to them determines how good a Jedi you will be. Of course, it’s not just about the fun; it’s also about the prize. and are proud to put up two Mint On Card Saga Padawan sets and a surprise prize for the most apt Jedi around. The contest runs for a month from now; you take the Jedi Trials whenever you want during the time the Contest runs. It will end on and the winner will be announced on. Participants have to be registered forum members.
         Check out all the details HERE!

    Master Replicas AT-AT Information Update

    Posted by Pete | July 16, 2004 at 09:53 AM ET |

         The has posted some information and images of the Master Replicas AT-AT that will be available for sale this fall. This 20" x 6" x 19" replica was copied in exact 1:1 scale to the original models and will be limited to just 1,000 pieces. It will be shipping in October and is up for pre-sale at the!

    OTC Millennium Falcon Added to the Visual Guides!

    Posted by Pete | July 15, 2004 at 09:52 AM ET |

         The OTC Visual Guide has been updated once again, this time with the addition of the Millennium Falcon. Being boxed in the cool new OTC packaging is not all this ship has got going for it. It also has a new paint job, working missile, an expanded cockpit to fit your tallest Wookie and sounds including Start, Burst, Cannon, Flyby!! Click the thumbnails below to check it out!
         Alliance Collectibles has the Falcon ready to jump into hyperspace en route to your home, so stop in an place your order now!!


    Silver Vader – Part II

    Posted by Pete | July 15, 2004 at 09:51 AM ET |

         One of the fellows from eBay that we can always depend on for some Star Wars surprises, overlord307, has done it again...this time he's got images of what appears to be another TRU Exclusive, a Silver Darth Vader. Check out the images below.


    Unleashed Wave 10 Added to the Visual Guides!

    Posted by Pete | July 14, 2004 at 09:48 AM ET |

         The 2004 Saga Visual Guide with the latest Unleashed Wave tonight with the likes of the sexy Aayla Secura and the fierce bounty hunter Bossk along with the savage Tusken Raider complete with his projectile rifles and gaderffii stick!! CLick the thumbnails below to check it out!
         Stop by Alliance Collectibles and place your order before they are all sold out!

    Announces Exclusive Figure

    Posted by Mike | July 14, 2004 at 09:46 AM ET |
 has announced tonight that will be the place to find a special exclusive figure. The figure being the Holographic Emperor from The Empire Strikes Back.
         The Emperor: Executor Transmission will come with his cane, and will be packaged on the Vintage Styled, Original Trilogy Collection Card. This exclusive figure will be made available to Fan Club members for pre-order in August, and is expected to be shipped in October. There is no price given as of yet. To see the article click on the thumbnail below:

         ***On a side note from me though, is calling this figure the "First Holographic Emperor Figure". However, wouldn't the Episode 1 Darth Sidious Holograph figure be the real first Holographic Figure of the Emperor?

    Hot New Items at Alliance Collectibles!

    Posted by Pete | July 14, 2004 at 09:45 AM ET |

         Alliance Collectibles has a ton of new stuff in stock and more on the way in the next few days so now is the time to place that order!! In stock now are all 27 Original Trilogy Collection figures being sold individually or in factory cases. Also in stock are Galactic Hero 2-packs,the first wave of the Vintage style OTC, the latest Unleashed figures with Bossk, Aayla Secura and the Tusken Raider and don't forget to order your newly decked out Millennium Falcon!
         Due in this Friday is the VOTC Luke Skywalker with Darth Vader, Yoda and Lando Calrissian only a few days behind him! Not enough for you? Well, the DVD COmmemerative sets will start arriving new week too...Enough stuff to keep any collector happy can be found at Alliance Collectibles!

    New Limited Prints At

    Posted by Mike | July 14, 2004 at 09:44 AM ET |
 has added 3 New Limited Edition Prints to their Stock. Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Yoda are captured in some really fantastic artwork! The prints are of artwork by Tsuneo Sanda, and the originals of these prints are in the collection of George Lucas himself.
         With each character you can choose which style of Print you would like, there are prints that are on Canvas for a tidy sum of $795.00, and then there are cheaper versions on Paper, that will run you only $495.00.

    Andrew's Toyz Latest News

    Posted by Pete | July 14, 2004 at 09:43 AM ET |

         Andrew's Toys sends word of what is new in stock...check it out:

         Andrew's Toyz has Jedi Council Scene 1 in stock now and ready to ship!! The new wave of Unleashed Assortment 10 is available at a very low price of only $64.99 per set of 3 figures. You can order a case of 2 sets at a great low prices as well. The second wave of Vintage OTC will be arriving soon...including: Darth Vader, C3PO, Yoda, & Lando Calrissian. Commemorative Trilogy DVD Collection figure sets will be on hand later this week!! Don't forget to enter coupon code "JEDI-TEMPLE-ARCHIVE" to receive 10% off your order over $25.00, during the month of July!! All orders receive a Free Gift all year-round. Click Here to stop by Andrew's Toyz for the latest and greatest Star Wars Figures & Collectibles!! Updates About Comic Con

    Posted by Mike | July 13, 2004 at 09:42 AM ET |

         Hasbro updates their Republic News today with some detailed info on their presence at San Diego Comic Con.
         They will have some "samples of our current and upcoming product lines on display for up-close inspection." Some of the lines include Unleashed, OTC, and the Galactic Heroes. There will be first looks at the 2 Toys 'R' Us 4-packs, Endor Ambush and Naboo Final Conflict, The next 2 Jedi Council Cinema Scenes, and 2 Wal-Mart Exclusive Carrying Cases of Darth Vader, and C-3PO.
         Also on display will be the not yet seen Unleashed IG-88 and the next wave of VOTC. There is more as well, so to see the whole list of what will be going on, check out the entire ARTICLE!

    LEGO Packaging Gets A New Look

    Posted by Mike | July 13, 2004 at 09:40 AM ET |
 has released some information on Lego joining the Original Trilogy Retro look. Lego plans on re-releasing all their 2004 Lego sets in the new packaging, as well as the yet to be released Tie Fighter Collection (10131). The new look packaging will be displayed at San Diego Comic Con.

         Also, The Official Site reveals more info on the Topps Star Wars Heritage subset of Artist Sketch Cards. The Sketch Cards will be randomly inserted into packs, and the set is slated to released in September to coincide with the release of the Original Trilogy DVD. Also shown in the article are some examples of the Cards from artists Kilian Plunkett, and Thomas Hodges. To see the full article plus the images click HERE.

    Bossk, Aayla, & Tusken Unleashed Carded Images

    Posted by Mike | July 12, 2004 at 09:39 AM ET |

         Ebayer Overlord307 has the next wave of Unleashed up for auction, and with these auctions he has nice Hi-Res Images of the 3 on their respective cards. Aayla, Bossk, and a Tusken Raider are the next in the Unleashed line, and the line keeps getting better and better with every wave.
         A neat feature on the Tusken Raider looks to be an interchangeable weapon that allows you to chose from the sniper rifle, or the Gaffi Stick. To check out the images or to bid, click on the image below.

    Collector Cups Take 2?

    Posted by Mike | July 12, 2004 at 09:37 AM ET |
 has come through with images of a second series of Collectible Cups. This round is from the original trilogy and features Han (ANH), Yoda (ESB), and Boba Fett (ROTJ). To Check out the detailed images click on the thumbnail below.

    Jedi High Council Scene 1 Added to the Visual Guides!

    Posted by Pete | July 11, 2004 at 09:36 AM ET |

         The Original Trilogy Visual Guide has been updated with images of the 1st scene from the new Jedi High Council Scene Packs. This set contains Yoda and Qui-Gon Jinn (both (originally from Ep1 cards) and a newer Ki-Adi Mundi with a pair of legs that lets him have a seat! The set also includes 2 Jedi Council chairs and the 1st of four center pieces that will tie all 6 sets together into one giant Jedi Council Chamber!!
         Alliance Collectibles has this and so much more in stock right now, so stop on by and have fun shopping!



    Princess Leia Figure & Cup Added to Visual Guides

    Posted by Pete | July 10, 2004 at 09:35 AM ET |

         The 2004 Saga Visual Guide has received the last piece of the Saga puzzle tonight with the addition of the Target Exclusive Slave Leia and Collectors Cup from Return of the Jedi. The fifth cup in the series officially rounds out the Saga line as we await to see which line the rumored EIII cup will be a part of. Stay tuned...


    Brian's Toys Newsletter #263

    Posted by Pete | July 10, 2004 at 09:34 AM ET |

         Brian's Toys Newsletter #263 has hit the presses. Here is what you can find this week:

         Lots of great Star Wars items featured this week, lots of new low prices on The Original Trilogy Collection Basic 3 3/4" figures. Princess Leia ANH and the Biker Scout are now also in stock. OTC Millenium Falcon is also ready for shipping. Master Replicas scaled Obi-Wan saber has arrived and is shipping now. All in stock Vintage Boxed Taun Tauns are featured this week, some great boxed playsets are also in stock. Don't forget to check out the great featured POTF2, EP1 and POTJ items on our on-line newsletter!

    Gentle Giant Summer Exclusive Images

    Posted by Pete | July 09, 2004 at 09:32 AM ET |

         Gentle Giant has sent us some images for the 2004 Convention Exclusives to share with all of you. Click the thumbnails below to take a closer look at the Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise mini-bust and the Spirit of the Rebellion Bust-Up 4-pack!


    Sandtrooper & Dewback Statue at Entertainment Earth

    Posted by Pete | July 09, 2004 at 09:30 AM ET |

         Entertainment Earth has the Sandtrooper & Dewback 1:6 Scale Statue up for pre-order today. The Sandtrooper and Dewback is 18-inches long 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. Limited Edition. Order yours today!

    Hello from

    Posted by Mike | July 09, 2004 at 09:29 AM ET |
 has marked down all our product for a four day sale. Star Wars Basic figures (except OTC) only $4.25, Unleashed $11.99, Mini Bust $33.99, Jedi Star Fighter $9.99 & much more.
         So much more please come by and get some great deals at

    Exclusive Clear Yoda Bust-Up at Entertainment Earth

    Posted by Pete | July 09, 2004 at 09:28 AM ET |

         Entertainment Earth has the Exclusive Exclusive Clear Yoda Bust-Up up for pre-order. The clear Yoda, which is limited to only 5,000 pieces, is packed with the rest of the Series 1 bust-ups that include Ceremonial Luke, Ceremonial Han, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO and Yoda. Don't miss out on your chance to get this exclusive and pre-order yours today!


    New Items in Stock at Alliance Collectibles

    Posted by Pete | July 07, 2004 at 11:26 PM ET |

         Alliance Collectibles has the OTC Jedi Council #1 with Ki-Adi Mundi, Qui-Gon Jinn & Yoda in stock and ready to ship today. And that is not all, due in on Wednesday is the brand new Millennium Falcon packed with electronics, a larger, figure friendly cockpit, firing missiles and thrusters that light up! So, stop by Alliance Collectibles today and place your order for these great new items!!

    Great New Items at the Star Wars Shop

    Posted by Pete | July 07, 2004 at 09:25 PM ET |

         The Star Wars Shop has a bunch of great new items up for sale and on because you are sure to not want to missout on these!
         First up and for a limited time only (July 8-15) are Star Wars: Clone Wars Hand Painted and Signed Yoda Animation Cel. These specially offered 20" x 24" animation cels of the great Jedi Master are all hand signed by Genndy Tartakovsky and are limited to just 300, so act quickly because these one-of-a-kind pieces are sure to sell out before the window of opportunity closes!
         Next up is Gentle Giant's latest in a great line of mini-busts...C-3PO!! These incredibly detailed mini-busts are top of the line and a must have. The limited edition run for this bust is yet to be determined and it will sell for $49.95.
         Last but certainly not least is the first item from the 7" scale diorama from Gentle Giant that is just about one of the finest crafted pieces I have ever seen, the Dewback and Stormtrooper! Retailing at $239.99 this is worth every penny for its 18" x 9" x 12" bulk of pure art. The sandtrooper comes complete with the customary prod, and can be set in different positions: vertical, or slightly diagonal. Edition size is yet to be determined.


    Dark Horse Comics September Press Release

    Posted by Mike | July 07, 2004 at 01:45 PM ET |

         Dark Horse Comics has released its September Press Release, and there is some Star Wars Related News.
         First off, starting with issue #21, Star Wars Tales will be "revamped":

        "Beginning with issue #21 in September, the quarterly anthology Star Wars Tales undergoes a radical retooling. Over the course of its five-year run, Tales has presented a large collection of short, non-continuity Star Wars stories ranging wildly in style and tone, careening between the deadly serious and the absolutely absurd, doing its best to cast as wide a net over as broad an audience as possible."
        "Tales will be moving away from being a compilation of disparate, “what if?” style stories and becoming more of a companion to the other Star Wars monthlies (Empire and Republic) filled with longer, in-continuity adventures that span every Star Wars era."

         Also, Dark Horse Plans on releasing a book of some of the best Star Wars Comic Book Art to date. The Book, titled, "Star Wars: Panel To Panel From The Pages of Dark Horse Comics to a Galaxy Far, Far Away" is due out on September 29, with a retail price of $19.95. Here is what Dark Horses has to say:

        "From 1992 to 1999, Dark Horse Comics was virtually the only source of new Star Wars visual art. Even after the release of the new films, the talented artists at Dark Horse have continued to expand the depth and breadth of the Star Wars galaxy. From ancient Jedi to alien worlds, from fantastic creatures to faster-than-light spaceships, no other publisher has produced so many dazzling images from our generation’s greatest mythology."
        "This book presents an amazing selection of covers and interior images from over a decade of Dark Horse’s comics and graphic novels, by some of the best artists the world over. A visual feast for anyone who enjoyed the films, a true treasure for the dedicated Star Wars fan!"

    Star Wars Miniatures: Jawa Game Piece

    Posted by Mike | July 07, 2004 at 01:44 PM ET |

         The Wizards Message Boards is again the place to be for pics on the Star Wars Miniatures Game. The Wizards Of The Coast Staff released a huge Hi Res image of a Jawa Miniature. To see the Hi Res Image you have to be a member of the Wizards Of The Coast Message Boards.

    OTC Darth Vader TIE FIghter Added to the Visual Guides!

    Posted by Pete | July 04, 2004 at 01:42 PM ET |

         The Original Trilogy Visual Guide has been updated once again, this time with Darth Vader's TIE Fighter! This latest version of the Sith Lord's ship is a POTF2 repaint and comes with a Darth Vader that was originally from the POTF2 Gunner Station as a pack-in. Check out Alliance Collectibles now and order yours today!


    Vintage OTC at

    Posted by Pete | July 04, 2004 at 01:41 PM ET |

         It is time to head on over to Toys R and order your first round of Vintage Original Trilogy Collection figures!! The Han Solo, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi are $10.99 each, are in stock and ready to ship. Order yours before they sell out!

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #262

    Posted by Pete | July 02, 2004 at 01:40 PM ET |

         Brian's Toys Newsletter #262 has hit the presses and here is some of what you'll find this week:

         The latest releases from the Original Trilogy collection arrived this week
    including the Multi-figure Pack Jedi Council #1. Also in, the 5 Buddies released in this line so far including C-3PO, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Wicket and Yoda!
         Lots of other great Star Wars items featured this week, Illusive concepts, 12-backs, Vintage Micro-Collection, Saga Mini-busts and much more!

         Read the whole newsletter here!

    OTC Basic Figures Wave 10 at Entertainment Earth

    Posted by Pete | July 02, 2004 at 01:38 PM ET |

         Entertainment Earth has OTC Basic Figures Wave 10 in stock and ready to ship. This case assortment includes Luke, Yoda and R2 from the Dagobah wave, Jedi Luke, Bespin Luke, R2-D2, Tie Fighter Pilot, Bossk and IG-88. Head on over and place you order now!

    KSWCC Summer Social

    Posted by Pete | July 01, 2004 at 01:36 PM ET |

         On July 10th the Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club (KSWCC) will be holding their first annual Summer Social in Louisville, Kentucky. Festivities begin at 1 pm Eastern Time. Sign up in the forums for directions and full details). Food will be served beginning at 3 pm -- burgers and hot dogs are provided, please bring a dish to share -- sign-ups are being taken in the forums. We'll have goodies and prizes for our paid membership and there will be a Star Wars swap meet, so bring anything you'd like to trade or sell. There will be games and activities for the kids. Hope to see you there!

    More Sneak Peak Images

    Posted by Pete | July 01, 2004 at 01:36 PM ET |

         eBay seller hotreals has come through again with some more images of up and coming stuff ahead of the crowd. First off is the OTC Jawa 2-pack, followed by the not yet released Star Tours Wave 4 Droids. Just click on the thubms below to take a closer look ar hit the links if you are in need of placing a bid now!


    Star Wars Miniatures Game

    Posted by Mike | July 01, 2004 at 01:32 PM ET |

       This September, the Original Trilogy DVD is not the only thing that many Star Wars fans will be eagerly anticipating. At the 2004 Toy Fair, Wizards Of The Coast revealed that they would be releasing a Star Wars Miniatures game. Ever since then, I have been anticipating it's release. Since Toy Fair, not much information has come out about the game, but, there are tidbits of info in different spots if you know where to look.
       To see our report on some of the places for info on this upcoming game, click on the Miniatures Logo Above!

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