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September 2004

Stormtrooper Bust-Ups at SWS.com

Posted by Pete | September 30, 2004 at 01:15 PM EDT |

     StarWarsShop.com has an exclusive set of 3 Stormtrooper Bust-ups ready for pre-order...perfect for those who do not want to go sifting through boxes and boxes of bust-ups trying to create all 8 possible arm poses for this guy! Click here to place your order!

Hasbro.com Updates With Holographic Emperor

Posted by Mike | September 30, 2004 at 01:14 PM EDT |

     Hasbro.com snuck in an update yesterday. Nothing new, just a repeat on the info about the Holographic Emperor. If you still want to check it out click on the thumbnail below:

SWFigures.com News

Posted by Mike | September 30, 2004 at 01:12 PM EDT |

     The Latest From SWFigures.com:

      OTC shipments coming in daily. Quantity is limited so pre-order yours today!
     New BTC figures include Bib Fortuna, Gamorrean Guard, Yoda, and many more. Click here to visit the store.
     ALL including the OTC collection , AOTC, and Saga action figures are on sale.
     Galactic Hero’s in-stock, featuring Boba Fett & Dengar, Padme & Anakin as well as IG-88 & Zuckuss. Please e-mail our friendly and responsive staff
for more information, pricing, and availability. Sarah@swfigures.com
     All OTC vehicles are at the years lowest prices. Click here to view your selection.
     New Unleashed figures including Aayla Secura, Tusken Raider, Bossk,
and Princess Leia.
     Interested in Exclusives? Swfigures.com has the Wal-Mart commemorative figures in-stock. These figures were available during the release of the Trilogy DVD. Kmart exclusive cinema scenes also in-stock and on sale. Click here for more details.
     Free shipping on orders $100+.

CollectorsGalleryOnline.com News!

Posted by Mike | September 30, 2004 at 01:12 PM EDT |

     The Latest from CollectorsGalleryOnline.com:

     "Obi Wan AHN .45 scale UK exclusive mini lightsaber, OTC Endor ambush boxed set, AOTC Jedi Warriors boxed set; Star Wars, Empire & Jedi commemorative dvd collection 3 pack figure sets; biker scout 12", Luke Jedi 12", Yoda 12" & ewoks 12" figures; OTC Millenium Falcon IN STOCK."

UCS Y-Wing at Shop@Home

Posted by Pete | September 28, 2004 at 01:11 PM EDT |

     Lego Shop@Home has finally listed the UCS Y-Wing for pre-sale! At a price of $119.99 this is one Lego ship yoou do not want to miss out on! CLick on the thumbnail below to head on over and order yours today...it will ship by November 2!

Daily Webstrips Start Next Week at SW.com

Posted by Pete | September 28, 2004 at 01:10 PM EDT |

     The Official Site has announced that starting on October 4 Hyperspace members will have access a daily series of 4 ongoing "webstrips". These four comics will be posted every day for your reading pleasure. Reversal of Fortune and A Hunter's Fate are all new stories and will be accompaied by the 1979 Gambler's World and The Bounty Hunter from 1981. Click here to read more about all of them.

Did You Order Your C3 Tickets Yet?

Posted by Pete | September 28, 2004 at 01:08 PM EDT |

     Tickets for Celebration III went on sale yesterday afternoon and boomed to a huge success if not being able to get through to an overloaded server says anything! Have you ordered yours yet? They are just $95 for the 4-day pass and you can get an exclusive Vader and badge holders for Hyperspace members.

New Stuff at Entertainment Earth

Posted by Pete | September 28, 2004 at 01:07 PM EDT |

     The C-3PO 1:6 Scale Statue stands 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.
     Gentle Giant introduces Star Wars Bust-Ups Series 3, The Bounty Hunters! This Star Wars Bust-Ups Series 3 Display includes 12 individually packaged Bust-Ups in "blind" packaging. There are six different Star Wars characters in Series 3 to collect: Boba fett, Zuckuss, Dengar, 4-LOM, Bossk, and Jango Fett. By purchasing this display case of 24 mystery Bust-Ups, you are guaranteed to have all six Series 3 Bust-Ups.

AHQ Star Wars Announcement

Posted by Pete | September 28, 2004 at 01:05 PM EDT |

     Action-HQ has the Kotobukiya Yoda and Chewbacca up for pre-sale today...head on over and add these 2 great pieces to your collection today!

Star Wars Miniatures Update: Weequay Mercenary

Posted by Mike | September 26, 2004 at 01:04 PM EDT |

     WOTC has updated thier miniatures site with yet another sneak peek at a Clone Strike Figure. This time we get a look at a fringe member in the form of a Weequay Mercenary.
     Due out in December, Clone Strike is the next expnasion set due out for the newly released Star Wars Miniatures Game. To check out the entire article, click on the thumbnail below:


New In Stock! Asajj Ventress Maquette $69.99

Posted by Mike | September 26, 2004 at 01:03 PM EDT |

     Toyfellas.com wanted to pass the word along that they have the Star Wars Gentle Giants Studious Clone Wars Asajj Ventress Maquette for $69.99 and Damaged Box for $64.99. Get yours today at Toyfellas.com.

Brian's Toys Newsletter #274

Posted by Mike | September 26, 2004 at 01:03 PM EDT |

     Brianstoys.com has posted their latest newsletter:

     Huge selection of Vintage loose figures came in stock this week. We are featuring our vintage loose figure sets, if you have been thinking about
ordering a set now is the time! Multiple conditions are available for the sets.
     Our Special Offer with a purchase of $50 or more is still going on so if you haven't gotten your Cantina Scene 2, Silver Darth Vader (2nd issue) or Battlefront Scout trooper place your order today and get any or all 3 of these items at a discounted price. With a $50 purchase you can receive the Cantina Scene 2 for only $24.99, the Silver Darth Vader 2nd for only $19.99 and/or the Battlefront Scout Trooper for only $19.99! Place one $50 order and you can get all three items at the featured low price.
     Get your animated Clone Wars Series figures today, most in stock now. The latest Unleashed are still available including Aayla Secura, Bossk and the Tusken Raider all for $29.99. Also in stock, the Saga Red Leader's X-Wing for only $49.99. Lots of great POTJ, EP1 and POTF2 items also featured and in stock. As always lots of 12" & 3 3/4" figures in stock, if you need it we've probably got it! Give us a call, if it isn't in stock we can always backorder it for you! Complete your entire collection today!

     To check out the entire newsletter, click HERE.

Detailed Images Of Holographic Emperor Packaging

Posted by Mike | September 23, 2004 at 01:02 PM EDT |

     The Star Wars Shop has posted more images of the exclusive Holo Emperor figure from ESB. Now that the DVD's have hit, and virtually everyone knows of the changes made to the movies, the packaging of the Holographic Emperor figure can now be revealed in detail.
     The packaging shows the current look of the Holographic Emperor, that has Ian McDiarmid now playing the Emperor in ESB. Previously, another actor had played The Emperor in ESB, which for many was a noticeable continuity issue. To check out the new images and order your figure click on the thumbnail below:

Exclusive Holographic Emperor Palpatine Figure with Star Case

C3 Tickets Available September 27th

Posted by Mike | September 23, 2004 at 01:01 PM EDT |

     StarWars.com has posted more info on ticket sales for Celebration 3. Info on pre-registering for tickets, and prices, as well as info on a special gift when you pre-register for the 4 day pass. That gift being a special "topper" with the Vaders helmet on it. There will also be 3 other toppers available at the convention.
     It also seems that this year they worked out some of the flaws of C2. One being that family members, at C2, could not partake in some of the special fan club events. This was because you only got one fan club lanyard for each subscription, and many people went with their families, thus their family members were left out in the cold when it came to events that needed the lanyard for entry. To read all the info, click on the thumbnail below:

Still #1!

Posted by Mike | September 23, 2004 at 12:57 PM EDT |

     StarWars.com is proudly boasting the latest record set by the Star Wars Franchise, the greatest single day sales record for an entertainment franchise. Between sales for the OT DVD box set, and the Video Game Star Wars: Battlefront, the franchise has posted a new record of $115,000,000 in sales in one day. Not too shabby for a franchise that started almost 30 years ago!

Imperial Outpost Trivia Contest

Posted by Mike | September 21, 2004 at 12:56 PM EDT |

     Those rowdy Imperials over at Imperial Outpost have a new contest that they have put together:

     "To celebrate their first birthday, Imperial Outpost are proud to announce the imminent start of their new Trivia Quiz. From this Saturday there will be two rounds of five questions per week for the next six weeks. The winner of the league will win a Silver OTC Darth Vader AND a VOTC Darth Vader to add to their collection. For more information or to register to play, please visit http://www.imperialoutpost.co.uk/trivia/."

CollectorsGalleryOnline.com News!!

Posted by Mike | September 21, 2004 at 12:55 PM EDT |

     The Latest from CollectorsGalleryOnline.com:

     "Taking preorders on the Master Replicas Snowspeeder replica ILM model with FREE SHIPPING, C-3po Dark Horse statue, IG-88 mini bust & Star Wars bust up asst #3 set of 6. Cantina scenes 3 pack scene 1, Galoob battle packs #1-#11, vintage Star Wars 8 track tape & dixie cups IN STOCK."

Star Wars Miniatures Update

Posted by Mike | September 20, 2004 at 12:55 PM EDT |

     The Official Site for the Star Wars Miniatures Game updated their site with 2 new articles. The first being on game play using Core Characters. This article goes into some of the game play behind scenarios of battling with groups of common and uncommon characters.
     The second article is a sneak peek at another game piece from the Clone Strike expansion set due out in December. This time we get a look at the Naboo Soldier. Too check out both articles click on the thumbnail below:


TRU Sunday Ad

Posted by Mike | September 19, 2004 at 12:54 PM EDT |

     Toys-R-Us has a Sunday ad that is featuring Star Wars on the front. Obviously advertising the release of the DVD's and Star Wars BattleFront, they have the deal going if you buy either one of thsoe items you get a free $10 Star Wars Gift Card with the purchase. Not only that, they are also having some pretty good sales going on.
     First they are having a sale on the lightsabers, Ask Yoda, and Vehicles for $12.99. Also, the Galactic Heroes and basic 3.75" Figures are on sale, 2 for $7.00. Some good deals to be had if you still need to pick up some items! Click on the thumbnail below to check out the full ad:


New Items In At Toyfellas.com

Posted by Mike | September 17, 2004 at 12:53 PM EDT |

     Toyfellas.com chimes in with their newest items:

     We received McFarlane's Sportspicks NFL Series 9 and we have reduced our prices on all of our G.I. Joe Mini Bust. Stop by and get yours today.

NFL SERIES 9 $10.99 EACH
CHAD JOHNSON White Jersey
DAUNTE CULPEPPER Purple Jersey
JAKE PLUMMER Blue Jersey
PRIEST HOLMES Red Jersey
KENDRELL BELL White Jersey
BRIAN URLACHER Blue Jersey
G.I. Joe Mini Bust
Serpentor Cobra Emperor Mini Bust $40.99
Storm Shadow Mini Bust Artist Proof version $27.99
Scarlett Mini Bust $24.99

Brian's Toys Newsletter #273

Posted by Mike | September 17, 2004 at 12:52 PM EDT |

     The latest from Brianstoys.com:

     The highly anticipated 2nd Mos Eisley Cantina Scene #2 is now in stock! It is currently priced at $39.99 but can be yours for only $24.99 with a qualifying purchase of $50 or more! This second section includes Ponda Baba, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Zutton, also know as Blue Snaggletooth, and can be attached to the cantina scene #1 that included Kitik Keed'kak, Wuher & Dr. Evazan.
     You can't beat this price folks! Only $24.99 for a the hottest Star Wars item out there right now! Don't forget you can also get the Silver Darth Vader & the Battlefront Scout Trooper for only $19.99 each with the same qualifying purchase.
     That's 3 great figures at great low prices just for spending $50 on any other Brian's Toys merchandise! Great deals like these don't last so get yours today!
     The price of the Cantina Scene 2, Silver Darth Vader, Battlefront Scout Trooper and any shipping costs incurred do not go towards your $50 qualifying purchase.

Grey Jumpsuit Boba Fett Added To Guides

Posted by Mike | September 16, 2004 at 12:52 PM EDT |

     As with Boba Fett in the past, Hasbro seems to like how he looks in many different color jumpsuits. The 12" line is no different. First was the Blue Jumpsuit for the VOTC, then we also got a Grey version. Today, we have added the grey version of the 12" Bounty Hunter to our OTC Visual Guides, the Blue Version has already been added to the OTC guide.
     To get this version of Boba Fett, head on over to Alliance Collectibles. To check out the detailed Grey Jumpsuit Boba Fett click on the thumbnail below.


Post NJO Series in the Works

Posted by Pete | September 16, 2004 at 12:50 PM EDT |

     Del Rey Books and LucasBooks will soon advance the Star Wars timeline beyond The Unifying Force, releasing a nine-book (as yet untitled) series set after the landmark New Jedi Order novel series. These books will continue the adventures of the classic heroes of the saga, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia, and feature new heroes including Jaina and Jacen Solo and Ben Skywalker.
     Click here to read more.

Special Edition Insider at Best Buy

Posted by Pete | September 16, 2004 at 12:46 PM EDT |

     Are you still deciding where to buy your copy of the OT on DVD or Battlefront? Well, Best Buy may be the place for you if you like Star Wars Insider magazine. Starting September 21, when both the DVD & Battlefront you will get an exclusive free Collector's Edition of Star Wars Insider magazine while supplies last! Read more about it here.

More OTC Figures Added to the Visual Guides

Posted by Pete | September 15, 2004 at 12:46 PM EDT |

     We are nearing the end of the Original Trilogy Collection Basic Line tonight with the addition of nine new figures to the Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guides. Three figures (Darth Vader - Hoth), Gamorrean Guard and Bib Fortuna) have received some nice new paint jobs that are worth noting. In addition, we have added the following to the Visual Guides:
  • #32 Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard)
  • #33 Princess Leia (Jabba's Slave))
  • #34 Darth Vader (ANH)
  • #35 Han Solo (AT-ST Driver)
  • #36 General Madine
  • #37 Lando Calrissian (General)
         All of these and more can be found over at Alliance Collectibles so head on over and order yours today!
          Update: Alliance Collectibles now has the Y-Wing and Mos Eisley Cantina - Set 2 in stock and ready to ship!


       
  • Padmé Maquette Info at Gentle Giant

    Posted by Pete | September 15, 2004 at 12:44 PM EDT |

         Gentle Giant has some good news for us today. The Padmé Maquette, "Senator in the Snow" will be released this November. This awesome piece will be limited to 1,000 pieces (it could be up to 1,500 if demand calls for it) and will retail for $80.00. The Maquette will be available through the Cartoon Network (pre-orders begin in late October) and the StarWarsShop.com , which is currently accepting preorders.

    2004 Holiday Edition Jawas At Entertainment Earth

    Posted by Pete | September 14, 2004 at 12:44 PM EDT |

         Entertainment Earth will be carrying this years Holiday Edition figures in the form of Santa's little Jawas?? Well, I suppose anything is possible...This is slated to be an Entertainment Earth exclusive and it features 2 of your favorite scavengers handing out the gifts...they are handing them out...right? Click here to pre-order yours today!

    StarconstruX & JTA Create New Partnership

    Posted by Pete | September 14, 2004 at 12:43 PM EDT |

         The Jedi Temple Archives is proud to announce our new relationship with www.StarconstruX.de! We are sure you already know about all the great customs that you can view over there and now they have launched a brand new area of the site...StarconstruX Meets Hasbro! This brand new section pits customs up with the Hasbro creations side by side with additional links to more images of the customs and more images of the figures (that is where JTA comes in)! Here is a bit more from www.StarconstruX.de.

         "There're a lot of updates at www.StarconstruX.de. You'll find 8 new custom figures made by H. Flügge und the brand new "Purchase Of The Droids" diorama made by L. Intemann. Furthermore there're new custom cards and a "Ewok village" diorama that you can find in our "Visitors Customs" area. In the end there's a new area called "StarconstruX meets Hasbro" where you can compare custom made figures with the original Hasbro figures. So there's a lot of new stuff to see!"


    New Items at Alliance Collectibles

    Posted by Pete | September 14, 2004 at 12:42 PM EDT |

         Alliance Collectibles has a whole bunch of new Original Trilogy Collection figures in stock and ready to ship! Check out this list:
  • #29 Darth Vader, Hoth
  • #30 Gamorrean Guard
  • #31 Bib Fortuna
  • #32 Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard)
  • #33 Slave Leia
  • #34 Darth Vader
  • #35 Han Solo (AT-ST Driver)
  • #36 General Madine
  • #37 General Lando Calrissian

    Head on over now and place your order while supplies last!

  • Lego Wampa Cave

    Posted by Pete | September 14, 2004 at 12:41 PM EDT |

         Here is another great Lego diorama from AC Pin...read on:

         Luke regains consciousness inside the Wampa cave, only to discover that he's a prisoner of the beast. Fortunately, his lightsaber lies nearby and Luke draws upon the power of the Force to pull the weapon from the snow. When the Wampa attacks, Luke is prepared and mortally wounds the beast before fleeing out into the twilight...


    Holographic Emperor Now Available to Non-Members

    Posted by Chuck | September 14, 2004 at 02:10 PM EDT |

       The latest news from StarWarsShop.com:

    "Hello!

    StarWarsShop.com is excited to announce that the Exclusive Holographic Emperor Palpatine action figure has just been released to non-Hyperspace Fan Club members! Keep in mind that a significant percentage of this one-time production run have been accounted for by Hyperspace members. That said, if you want this figure to be part of your collection, we urge you to act quickly. These action figures are going fast!

    To protect your investment, StarWarsShop.com has pre-packed the figure in a protective Star Case."

    Entertainment Earth News Feed

    Posted by Chuck | September 14, 2004 at 02:09 PM EDT |

        Star Wars Unleashed Asst. 12 Set COMING SOON!

    This Star Wars Unleashed Asst. 12 Set includes three all-new individually packaged action figures: IG-88, Aurra Sing, and Stormtrooper! These powerful and meticulously designed sculptures capture some of the most compelling Star Wars characters in their rawest and most electrifying moments! Their innermost emotions and essences are frozen in time with stunning artistry and detail! Collect them all for a stunning display of one of the greatest sagas of all time! COMING IN DECEMBER 2004!


    AHQ Star Wars Announcement

    Posted by Pete | September 14, 2004 at 02:07 PM EDT |

         Action-HQ has gotten in OTC figures #29-37 and they still have some Battlefron Scout Troopers and Silver Vader (part 2) in stock. Head on over and get yours before they are sold out!

    Star Wars Miniatures: Clone Wars First Look

    Posted by Mike | September 13, 2004 at 02:07 PM EDT |

         WOTC has updated their Miniatures Site with a first look at the next expansion set for their Star Wars Miniatures. Clone Wars will be released in December, and the pic released is that of the Geonosian Picador on Orray. Click on the thumbnail below to check out the bigger image:

    Latest News From SWFigures.com

    Posted by Chuck | September 13, 2004 at 02:05 PM EDT |

        Our friends over at SWFigures.com send us their latest:

    SWFigures.com has all 12" figures on sale. This includes new OTC, AOTC,
    POTF, and EP1 12" figures.

    Intellectuals? Read out insider report for the latest in trends in toys.

    Visit Swfigures.com today and check back often for more deals, sales, and insider information.

    BeJedi.com: A Word From Our European Friends

    Posted by Chuck | September 13, 2004 at 02:03 PM EDT |

         BeJedi.com have opened a new section called "The Star Wars Experience"
    for showcasing your personal stories. They offer some webspace for anybody who cares to tell his or her story and has the pictures to prove it. For more information on how to submit your Experience, head on over to their special forum topic.

    They also have information on the FACTS convetion:

    BeJedi.com will be attending the FACTS Convention, which is about the largest science-fiction convention at that side of the Atlantic. To make sure the fun will be enhanced, they will be interviewing the attending Star Wars guests "TV-style" (yep, that is WITH cameras and mikes and all). You should be able to see the result of that fun attempt later on at the site, but in the meantime, you should still head to www.BeJedi.com to tell the crew about any questions you may have for DANIEL LOGAN (Episode 1 Boba Fett) or PETER MAYHEW Prequel and OTC Chewbacca) who will attend the FACTS Convention. A unique opportunity for anybody who has a question or message for Peter or Daniel!

    Thanks to Barbarian J over at BeJedi.com for the update!

    AndrewsToyz.com News!

    Posted by Pete | September 11, 2004 at 02:01 PM EDT |

         Exclusive Battlefront Imperial Scout Troopers is IN STOCK now!...we have the Hasbro Sample edition. The VOTC 12" are now in stock as well. We just received a shipment of 60 Ephant Mon figures...you pay only $15.99 ea -OR- $64.95 for 5 pcs. We even have a few 12 pcs case of Ephant Mon for only $149.99! Next week is when we sill start receiving the final 10 figures in the Original Trilogy Collection, call to pre-order. All orders placed get a Free Gift! Click here to visit Andrew's Toyz and place your order!

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #272

    Posted by Pete | September 11, 2004 at 02:01 PM EDT |

         Brianstoys.com has posted their latest newsletter:

         We just had a large collection of AFA graded items come in stock. Many OTC figures have been graded but other graded items include POTJ, Vintage, GIJOE and MOTU.
         We received some Uncirculated Original Trilogy items including a U85 Millenium Falcon, U90 & U85 Galactic Heroes, U85 & U90 Classic 3 3/4" items and a U90 Mos Eisley Cantina Scene. We also have 5 Vintage 12-Backs AFA 80 to AFA 85 currently in stock from Chewbacca to a Tusken Raider.
         We are featuring our in-stock Master Replica items that are quickly becoming hard-to-find. Currently in stock we have an Obi-Wan ANH Clean Version Saber, a Yoda Saber, a Han Solo Blaster and some other goodies. If you are missing a piece or two from your collection be sure to check our website, we are constantly getting new items in stock.
         Lots of Loose POTF2 Action Fleet just arrived, some rarities included like the loose E-wing complete for $149.99 and the loose TIE Defender for $89.99.
         We are also featuring some of the Vintage Vinyl cases in stock. We have some real gems in right now, two C-9 MISP cases that would make a great addition to any collection. We also have a couple ESB cases that are in great condition with decals unapplied. Also featured are a couple of great boxed vehicles just in, a Landspeeder MISB and a C8.5 Sandcrawler.

         To check out the entire newsletter, click HERE.

    Heroism Remembered

    Posted by Mike | September 11, 2004 at 02:00 PM EDT |

         Today, on the 3rd Anniversary of 9/11, what more can be said that hasn't already been said. That day will be forever burned into our memories, and we must never forget what happened that day!
         On this day, Diorama creator, ACPin would like to share his tribute to the fallen heroes of 9/11:


    Through the darkness of the night, the rescue workers have fanned out in long lines and incessantly move the buckets filled with debris hand to hand from one person to another.
    A special tribute to the heroes and their families of September 11, 2001. God bless America!


    Yoda Maquette

    Posted by Pete | September 10, 2004 at 01:59 PM EDT |

         The Yoda Maquette from the new Gentle Giant line has been added to the Gentle Giant Collection Visual Guide! A 3-D representation of Genndy Tartakovsky's version of Yoda from the CLone Wars micro-series, this statuette stands 5" tall. The Yoda Maquette is limited to just 7,500 pieces, so if you missed out on the mini-bust, you have found the replacement piece you want in your collection!


    Limited Edition Star Wars Poster Funds Charity

    Posted by Pete | September 10, 2004 at 01:58 PM EDT |

         The Official Site has posted some news about a limited edition poster that is being sold for charity. Artist Paul Jorden has been a Star Wars fan for a long time and was recently diagnosed with Mitochondria Myopathy. So, he created this poster, which has been licensed by LucasFilm, in order to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This is a great poster to add to the collection and all the money goes to a fantastic cause. Head on over to the Muscular Art Donations website to help contribute to the campaign.


    CollectorsGalleryOnline.com News!

    Posted by Mike | September 10, 2004 at 01:56 PM EDT |

         The Latest from CollectorsGalleryOnline.com:

         "Taking preorders on the Boba Fett koto model & Star Wars unleashed figures wave 12 set of 3. Also preorder the Animated Animations Darth Vader, Boba Fett & Yoda limited edition fine art canvas & paper prints. Chewbacca Illusive Concepts maquette & galactic heroes wave 1 IN STOCK."

    Master Replicas Snowspeeder Up For Pre-Order

    Posted by Pete | September 10, 2004 at 01:56 PM EDT |

         The Master Replicas Snowspeeder, the latest in their vehicle line is now available for pre-order. The 3/4 scale replica of the original studio model which used in The Empire Strikes Back sells for just $599.00.

    OTC Darth Vader Carry Case

    Posted by Pete | September 10, 2004 at 01:55 PM EDT |

         The Darth Vader Carry Case that harkens way back to Vintage days has been added to the Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guide! Using the same mold as the Vintage case, the back of the OTC case features a textured finish to distinguish the two of them. In addition, this Wal*Mart Exclusive comes with a sticker sheet listing all of the OTC figures and two figures. This time around they are Boba Fett and a Stormtrooper...rumors say that future releases of this case will feature different figures.
         Click the thumbnails below or check out the Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guide to take a close look!


       

    Naboo Conflict on eBay

    Posted by Pete | September 10, 2004 at 01:54 PM EDT |

         eBay Seller Overlord has the Naboo Conflict 4-pack with a Battle Droid, Gungan Warrior, Naboo Royal Guard and Captain Tarpals with a Kaadu up for bid. Check out the pictures by clicking on the thumbnail.

    Empire of Dreams to Air This Sunday on A&E

    Posted by Pete | September 09, 2004 at 01:52 PM EDT |

         A&E will be airing Empire of Dreams this Sunday night at 8pm. This documentary by famed documentary director Kevin Burns is a 2-hour version of a much longer feature that will be included on the OT DVD set. It includes interviews from George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and other cast members and it recounts the history of the trilogy and its effect on all of us.

    Pre-order New Unleashed At Entertainment Earth

    Posted by Pete | September 09, 2004 at 01:52 PM EDT |

         Entertainment Earth has the mew Unleashed including IG-88, Aurra Sing and the Stormtrooper up for pre-order...stop by and check it out.

    Star Wars Miniatures Site Launch

    Posted by Pete | September 09, 2004 at 01:51 PM EDT |

         OK...Who is into the Star Wars Miniatures game? Well, if it's you, then Wizards of the Coast has a great on-line treat for you. A new Star Wars Miniatures section has been set up on tier web site and it includes features like Miniatures list, Rules and Forums!

    IG-88, Aurra, And A Clone, Unleashed

    Posted by Mike | September 08, 2004 at 01:50 PM EDT |

         The newly redesigned Hasbro.com has released images and info on the next wave of Unleashed due out this fall. IG-88, Aurra Sing, and a Stormtrooper are slated to make their appearance in this next wave. To check out the detailed pics, and the accompanying info, click on the image below:



    UPDATE:
    StarWars.com has also added an update about the latest unleashed, with some different images. Click on the thumbnail below to check out their update:

    ACPin's Latest Offerings

    Posted by Mike | September 08, 2004 at 01:48 PM EDT |

         ACPin has unveiled his latest Lego Dioramas. His latest works, Hoth Recon, Hoth Vision, and Hoth Rescue, will be entries for Lego's Build The Story.
         ACPin already has many entries in the A New Hope Build The Story, and is now looking to add more for Empire Strikes Back. To Check out his new offerings, click on the thumbnails below:

     

    OT DVD Midnight Madness

    Posted by Pete | September 08, 2004 at 01:46 PM EDT |

         Nine Best Buy stores will have special opening hours at midnight on September 20/21 for a special promotion with the Original Trilogy on DVD. Not only can you get your edition of the OT before everyone else, but some pretty good door prizes will be given away that include the likes of the Xbox HD Package, 2-year subscription to Xbox magazine, Darth Vader lightsaber from Master Replicas, the Star Wars Trilogy DVD and Star Wars:Battlefront game. Read all about it right here.

    New Items at ToysRUs.com

    Posted by Pete | September 08, 2004 at 01:45 PM EDT |

         Amazon.com has a bunch of new items in stock that you might want to check out. The complete first 2 waves of the Galactic Heroes are ready to ship, along with the VOTC figures like Luke, Han, Ben, Vader, Yoda. Get them while they are hot!

    New Case Assortment At Entertainment Earth

    Posted by Pete | September 08, 2004 at 01:44 PM EDT |

         Entertainment Earth has the mew OTC case assortment Wave 8.25 in stock and ready to ship. This wave includes all the figures from the Dagobah and Bespin, Darth Vader and the Tie Fighter Pilot.

    Gentle Giant Bossk Mini-Bust

    Posted by Pete | September 07, 2004 at 01:43 PM EDT |

         Possibly one of the coolest and most detailed of the Gentle Giant mini-busts to date, Bossk, has been added to the Gentle Giant Visual Guide. Bossk is limited to just 5,000 pieces and has detail down to the last scale including a leather rifle strap and he is packed in the new "vintage style" packaging and also sports the brand new Certificate of Authenticity.

    Padawans Wanted!

    Posted by Pete | September 06, 2004 at 01:43 PM EDT |

         The Jedi Temple Is Adding On!
         Yes, that's right, JediTempleArchives.com will be expanding in the coming weeks and we need some help. We are looking for 1 (one) possibly 2 (two) energetic volunteers to help us out.
         Qualifications? None really, just a love of Star Wars and Collecting Star Wars, and a good sense of teamwork. Also needed, is a willingness to give a little of your free time to the Star Wars Community. Photoshop experience is helpful, and html experience is helpful, but neither is necessary.
         If you are interested, write us a small summary of what you have to offer to the site, and to the Star Wars Community and e-mail it to us at news@jeditemplearchives.com.

    Don't Forget to Order the OT DVD at SWS

    Posted by Pete | September 04, 2004 at 01:40 PM EDT |

         You have got barely 2 weeks before the Original Trilogy arrives on DVD so don't forget to head over to the Star Wars Shop and place your order so you can be one of the 1st to see this epic in the ultimate format! While you are there, check out the other OT items that the SWS is making available:
  • Star Wars Trilogy DVD
  • Classic Star Wars Box Set
  • Star Wars Trilogy Easy Piano Sheet Music
  • Brian's Toys Newsletter #271

    Posted by Pete | September 04, 2004 at 01:39 PM EDT |

         Brianstoys.com has posted their latest newsletter:

         Special Offers on Brand New Items:
         Silver Darth Vader (2nd Version) ONLY $19.99 with a purchase of over $50 of other merchandise at regular price (standard price $29.99)
         Battlefront Scout Trooper ONLY $19.99 with a purchase of over $50 of other merchandise at regular price (standard price $29.99)
         (You are allowed to purchase either or both items with an order of $50 of merchandise at regular price. Limit of 1 of each per customer at $19.99.)
         We have got some great new items in stock this week and lots of awesome items back in stock! Mace Windu's F/X saber has arrived and is simply amazing! If you thought the Darth Vader F/X saber was neat, you will love this! Mace's saber has the same light up effect as the Vader saber but this is purple! Simply a must have for any Master Replica collector, only $119.99. Also in stock, 2 great Action Fleet prototypes. Fully mock-ed up with packaging and all, Zam Wessell's Speeder and a Homing Spider Droid, both priced at $499.99.

         To check out the entire newsletter, click HERE.

    OTC Mos Eisley Cantina

    Posted by Pete | September 04, 2004 at 01:39 PM EDT |

         At long last the Mos Eisley Cantina Set can be added to your collection and today we add this version (the Saga Version is already in the VGs) to the Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guides! So, click on the thumbs below and check out the latest renditions of Dr. Evazan and Wuher alongside your favorite bug-like creature, Kitik Keed'kak.
         Your K-Mart been dry? Try heading over to Alliance Collectibles and placing your order there!

       
       

    Bossk Mini-Bust at Toy Fellas!

    Posted by Pete | September 03, 2004 at 01:38 PM EDT |

         The brand new Gentle Giant Bossk mini-bust has arrived at Toyfellas.com!! Stop by and get yours today!

    SWFigures.com News!

    Posted by Pete | September 03, 2004 at 01:37 PM EDT |

         The Latest From SWFigures.com:

          New OTC figure cases, featuring Darth Vader w/ 2 free figures & C-3PO w/ 2 free figures on sale now. A great place and way to store your figures (for those who actually take the figures out of their packaging). Click Here to take a look for yourselves.
         New Star Wars Trilogy display stand with 24 action figures. Perfect for collectors or other retailers. Great presentation and fun to put together. Click Here for more details.
         Also newly in-stock is the wholesale cases of 12" OTC figures featuring Boba Fett, Stormtrooper & Luke Skywalker. Luke might not be that important, but the Boba Fett figure sure is cool! Click Here for pics and ordering info.
         All new unleashed featuring, Bossk, Tusken Raider, and many more. Click Here to see the selection.
         BTC Figures, old and new on sale for $9.95.
         POTF Freeze Frames $1.99, tons to choose from.
         AOTC on-SALE for $3.95.
         Don't miss Swfigures.com auction happening now on eBay. Look up item #5918734517 or click here to see the auction live.
    Good luck and hope everyone has a great Labor day.

    New Stock at Toy Fellas!

    Posted by Pete | September 03, 2004 at 01:31 PM EDT |

         Hello from Toyfellas.com, we have some new items in stock and ready to ship.
  • Marvel Legends Series 6
  • CABLE $9.99
  • DEADPOOL $15.99
  • JUGGERNAUT $9.99
  • PUNISHER $8.99
  • WOLVERINE $8.99
  • Spiderman vs. The Sinister Six Gift Pack $39.99
         Arriving soon is the Gentle Giants Studios Bossk Mini Bust, so please check back soon.
  • OT Celebration Items at StarWarsShop.com

    Posted by Pete | September 03, 2004 at 01:30 PM EDT |

         The Star Wars Shop has added some new items to help celebrate the release of the Original Trilogy on DVD just 2-1/2 weeks from now. Take a look at the exciting items they have now that you can add to your OT collection:
  • Exclusive Star Wars Trilogy Banner
  • Exclusive Star Wars Trilogy Pin Set
  • Star Wars Trilogy Collector's Edition Soundtracks
  • Jedi Council Sets 3 & 4 at Hasbro.com

    Posted by Pete | September 03, 2004 at 01:29 PM EDT |

         The latest images of the Jedi Council Sets are up over at Hasbro's website. Set 3 includes Adi Gallia, a young Anakin Skywalker and Saesee Tiin while the 4th set sports Staas Ali, Agen Kolar and Shaak Ti. Click the image below to see a detailed view and to read more about the sets that will complete the Jedi Council circle!

    Hasbro's Star Wars Site Gets A New Look

    Posted by Mike | September 03, 2004 at 01:28 PM EDT |

         Hasbro.com has totally revamped their Star Wars site. They now have new graphics, new features, and some really neat interactive tools.
         Click HERE to check it out!

    Silver Vader (Part 2) Added to Visual Guides

    Posted by Pete | September 01, 2004 at 01:27 PM EDT |

         So, you didn't get a chance to score a Toy Fair Vader for your collection? Have no fear because later this year, Toys R Us will add one to their already long list of Silver figures. We don't know when it will be up for grabs, but we do know you can take a close up look at it in the Special Exclusives Visual Guide!
         If you don't want to wait for it to arrive at your local TRU, Alliance Collectibles has the Silver Sith in stock and ready to ship...stop by and order one now!

    OTC Endor Ambush

    Posted by Pete | September 01, 2004 at 01:26 PM EDT |

         Endor Ambush, the latest in the Exclusive Toys R Us 4-pack, or rather, 5-packs in this case Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guides! This multi-pack includes a Han Solo in new Endor garb, a Rebel Soldier, Ewoks Logray and Wicket and a Scout Trooper complete with his Speeder Bike to round out the set.
         Stop by Alliance Collectibles today and place you order for this cool set!

       
       

    CollectorsGalleryOnline.com News!

    Posted by Mike | September 01, 2004 at 01:23 PM EDT |

         The Latest from CollectorsGalleryOnline.com:

         "Vintage Droids lightsaber sealed C-10 box, vintage action figure display loose, OTC 12" figures, galactic heroes wave 1 set of 8, Obi-Wan Kenobi mini bust, Applause Darth Vader lighted statuette & Luke bacta tank IN STOCK."

    Holo Emperor Up for Pre-Order at StarWarsShop.com

    Posted by Pete | September 01, 2004 at 01:22 PM EDT |

         The Star Wars Sop has the Exclusive Holographic Emperor Palpatine Figure up for pre-order right now! It is first available to Hyperspace members, then will go up for sale to the general public. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to add this exclusive pedicel to your collection, stop by and order one now!

    Three Days Left for the Big Master Replicas Sale

    Posted by Pete | September 01, 2004 at 01:21 PM EDT |

         Master Replicas big blowout sale only has three days to go, so if you have not ordered your As-Built Thermal Detonator, Anakin's Lightsaber, Jango Fett's Blaster or Emperor's Cane yet, now is the time to act! Click here to order now before this deal slips away!

    500th Figure to be Ultimate Vader?

    Posted by Pete | September 01, 2004 at 01:20 PM EDT |

         You have heard the rumors in the past, and here is one more to hang your hat on, this time from the French language site SithClan.net.
         The basic jist of the article states that they believe that this version of the Dark Lord of the Sith will be a deluxe figure that includes his personal meditation chamber. They think that Hasbro will be making a decision soon as we are surely near that incredible #500 mark. Who knows, maybe it will be a little teaser early next year in preparation for Vader to return to the big screen!

     
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