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October 2004

Let the Sales Begin!

Posted by Pete | October 31, 2004 at 04:33 PM EDT |

     Halloween is over (almost), so that means that retail is starting to try to get you in the spirit of things for holidays that arrive about 2 months from now. This week, K-Mart has a 1-day sale this Friday on OTC Basic Figures and Galactic Heroes for just $3.26 each! You can also pick up any LEGO system at the Big K for 15% off regular price!
     If that is not enough for you, head on over to Target between today and November 20 to pick up either a Slave I for $29.99 or the Millennium Falcon (with 2 actions figures included?...this could be a misprint) for just $44.88
     And it is holiday season over at Toys R Us as well...spend just $19.99 and come away with a free Silver Darth Vader either in store or on-line! To top it off, on-line orders greater than $49 qualify for free shipping! Happy hunting!

Hasbro Comes Through

Posted by Pete | October 31, 2004 at 04:32 PM EDT |

     Well, as most of you know by now, Hasbro told us earlier this week in their Q & A Session that a small amount of the OTC Slave I Boba Fett's were packed without his jet-pack missile. I was wondering what would happen to all of us (including me) who bought and opened the package that was missing the part, so I wrote to Hasbro through their Customer Service Department. Low and behold, in less than 24 hours I got an e-mail back telling me that they will send out the replacement part to me! So, if you are one of the few who are in the same boat, drop them a line and they will be sure to help you out too!

Echo Base Arrival and Always Welding

Posted by Pete | October 31, 2004 at 04:32 PM EDT |

     Echo Base Arrival - Han on his Tauntaun reaches the main entrance to Echo Base as dusk looms in the horizon. The main hangar of the rebel base is in a flurry of activity as the various airships are going through maintenance checks. The Millenium Falcon is also undergoing much needed repairs to get its hyperdrive into full gear.

     Always Welding - "Do you know why I had Chewbacca work with a welding torch on the Falcon? That was the only thing I could find where you could see what he was doing. If he was screwing something with a tool, you wouldn't see anything. So whenever anything needs fixing, you'll notice the characters are welding!" - Irvin Kershner (Director)

BriansToys.com Newsletter #279

Posted by Pete | October 30, 2004 at 04:31 PM EDT |

     Brianstoys.com chimes in with their latest:

     The Sandcrawler has finally arrived and we have plenty in stock, get yours today! New reduced prices on our OTC Classic Collection Figures. Set of all 12 classic character available now for only $179.99. Series 1 Bust-Ups are now in at $6.99 each, the first wave includes Luke, C-3PO, Leia, Yoda, Han Solo & Chewbacca. Wholesale quantities are available. You can also purchase the set of six for $32.99 or you can get the set of 6 with the Exclusive clear Yoda Bust-Up for only $39.99! That’s over $10 off the individual prices! Also new the Dark Horse Stormtrooper Mini-Bust and Dark Horse Luke X-Wing Mini-Bust.
     Other featured Star Wars this week include Clone Wars animated Series, POTJ Deluxe Figures, EP1 Set of Figures and Royal Starship and POTF2 select Commtech Figures, Multi-Figure Packs and Flash back set.
     Vintage Playsets featured this week include the Boxed Death Star C-8 w/ C-6.5 Box Complete, Death Star C-8 w/ C-7.5 Box (missing rope) and the Vehicles Loose Tatooine Skiff C-9.
     Only one day left to get Star Cases at our sale price!

BeJedi.com Birthday Celebration!

Posted by Pete | October 30, 2004 at 04:30 PM EDT |

     A little while ago I wrote in that we were celebrating our second anniversary and would be giving away plenty of stuff. Well, all the prizes are now announced and the draws for the lucky winners will be done soon; "soon" meaning end of Monday November 1st 2004.
     So you have still a couple of days to enter if you'd want to do that. Here's our prize list:

  • First REAL Action stands give-away (25 Type I stands)
  • Second REAL Action stands give-away (25 Type I + 25 Type II stands)
  • OTC Stormtrooper
  • OTC Yoda and Luke Amy Allen autograph (with COA)
  • Alan Ruscoe autograph (with COA)
  • Donald F. Glut autograph (with COA)
  • Lyn Me autograph (with COA)

    Next to that, we have also put up the BeJedi.com commercial that we have been using during the FACTS Convention. Follow this link to take a look and have a chuckle!

  • Hyperspace: Before The Helmet

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

        Hyperspace has updated tonight with another pic from the Before The Helmet Series, this one titled "Short Circuit".
        This BTH Pic shows everyones favorite Astromech experiencing some technical difficulties. After you check out the pic (you have to be a Hyperspace Member to see it), head on over to our Forums in the Spoilers Section to Discuss the Before The Helmet pics.
        A word of Caution, Spoilers Ahead!

    ROTS Teaser Poster Available for Order!

    Posted by Chuck | October 28, 2004 at 04:28 PM EDT |

         The StarWarsShop.com has officially launched the ROTS promotional campaign with the brand new Episode III teaser poster! Along with the poster you can also order a t-shirt and coffee mug featuring the new teaser art. Head on over now, in the past the teaser posters didn't last long!

    AndrewsToyz.com News

    Posted by Pete | October 27, 2004 at 04:28 PM EDT |

         Andrews Toyz is running a Halloween Special! All orders placed ($19.99 and up) will receive 10% off! This special starts now and will disappear on Halloween. Use coupon code NEWS1031 at checkout. Andrew's Toyz continues to carry the greatest selection of Star Wars figures, collectibles and more! Post Original Trilogy figures are In Stock now, with new ones on the way. OTC Sandcrawler will be arriving in the next couple days, first 10 ordered will be only $29.99!! We will be taking pre-orders for Revenge of the Sith figures in the next couple weeks. ALL orders get a Free Gift! Go to andrewstoyz.com to place your orders now!

    New Goodies at Alliance Collectibles!

    Posted by Pete | October 27, 2004 at 04:27 PM EDT |

         Alliance Collectibles has got new good for you and you won't want to miss out on this round of Star Wars collectibles. It is time to get into that holiday spirit and what better way to do that with this years Holiday Jawas (up for pre-order) and the Ghost of....well, the Spirit Yoda Bust-ups which is in stock and ready to ship! Also in stock is the Heroes of the Rebellion 6-pack for just $26.99
         Due in next week is the Jawa Sandcrawler at one of the lowest prices you'll find anywhere. And, don't forget to place your pre-order for the Revenge of the Sith Preview figures. Stop by Alliance Collectibles now and place an order before all the goods are gone!

    Pre-Order Han Solo 1:4 Scale Figure at EE

    Posted by Pete | October 27, 2004 at 04:26 PM EDT |

         Hot on the tales of the Ssideshow Luke, the new Han Solo 1:4 Scale Figure is up for pre-order over at Entertainment Earth. Head on over and reserve yours now!

    AHQ Star Wars Announcement

    Posted by Pete | October 27, 2004 at 04:26 PM EDT |

         Action-HQ -bringing the Best to you FIRST with Star Wars Kubricks Series 3, Exclusive Playskool Jedi Force X-Wing, Luke with Speeder & lots more!
         Available Now are the Exclusive Playskool Jedi Force X-Wing ($32.95), Playskool Jedi Force ($21.95) and Xmas Yoda Holiday Edition ($21.95).      Available Week of Nov 1 are Kubricks Series 3 Set of 6 ($59.95), Kubricks Series 3 Box of 12 ($99.95), Bust Ups Set of 6 for ($24.95), Jedi Council Scene Pack 3 and 4 for ($26.95 each).      PreOrder November-December 2004:
  • Star Wars Vintage Asst #852130005 (estimated Nov 8) w/Darth Vader, Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Boba Fett & Stormtrooper
  • Star Wars New Asst #851720009 (estimated Nov 15) w/ Feltipen Trevagg, Myo, Dannik Jerriko, Stormtrooper, Sand Trooper, Scout Trooper, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Yoda!
  • Star Wars New Asst #85172000b with 4 NEW figures plus perhaps more New Asst before end of the year.
  • More KB Toys to Close Down

    Posted by Pete | October 26, 2004 at 04:25 PM EDT |

         It seems that there will be another slew of store closings in KB Toys-land this coming January. A KB Toys press release today states that there is the potential of between 141-238 additional stores to be closed by January 31, 2005. All the information about the closings and a list of stores that could potentially close can be found by clicking here. Thanks to Tracy, a.k.a. "Vadersquest" for the info.

    Revenge Preview Figures!!

    Posted by Pete | October 26, 2004 at 04:24 PM EDT |

         Our good old eBay buddy PowerJedi999 has done it again and now you can see, for the first time the Revenge of the Sith Preview Figures! We won't mention the names or show the images here in case you'd like to remain spoiler free...just click on the thumbnails below to see what they are! Thanks to Paul for the tip!

           

    Hasbro Q & A

    Posted by Pete | October 26, 2004 at 04:23 PM EDT |

         Hasbro has come up with some more answers to some of our burning questions:
  • The Rabé that has been listed on some 2005 cardbacks was an error and has since been corrected.
  • The missing on Boba Fett's jetpack missile on the recently released OTC Slave I was another error that effected only a handful of vehicles and Hasbro has since added the jet-pack missle to the vast majority of the sets.
  • Dark Horse Talks About Linking the Trilogies

    Posted by Pete | October 26, 2004 at 04:23 PM EDT |

         Dark Horse's Editor Randy Stradley talks about how the comics go about linking up the Original Trilogy, the Prequels and the comics so it all flows nice like...Read about some of the things that Dark Horse does to try to make it all one big story all linked together by clicking here!

    Sandcrawler In Stock at EE!

    Posted by Pete | October 26, 2004 at 04:22 PM EDT |

         After years and years of longing to add the famous Jawa Sandcrawler to your collection, Entertainment Earth has an entire fleet of them, and then some, hot off the truck, in stock and ready to ship out to you right now! Click here to order yours today!

    CollectorsGalleryOnline.com News!

    Posted by Pete | October 25, 2004 at 04:22 PM EDT |

         The Latest from CollectorsGalleryOnline.com:

         OTC Slave 1, Anakin Skywalker cup & figure, Luke X-wing pilot cup & figure, Fans Choice #5 Captian Antilles, Empire Dengar, Empire Admiral Ozzel, ANH Gen. Jan Dodonna, Snowspeeder commemorative model, Empire metal tin box, R2-D2 die cast pendant & many more vintage items added. Click here or go to Collectors Gallery Online.com for more info.

    The StarWarsShop.com Gift Certificate

    Posted by Pete | October 25, 2004 at 04:21 PM EDT |

         The Star Wars Shop has just what you need for the upcoming holiday season...the StarWarsShop.com Gift Certificate!! Whether it is for someone else or you'd rather put it on your wish list so you can choose your Star Wars goodies on your own this treasured piece of paper comes just in time.

    Win An Advance Copy of Yoda: Dark Rendezvous

    Posted by Pete | October 25, 2004 at 04:20 PM EDT |

         The Official Site has announced that Del Rey is having a ramdom drawing to award 25 lucky winners with an advanced copy of Star Wars Yoda: Dark Rendezvous and to have a chance of having your book review published! Click here to read more about it and to submit your entry!

    BriansToys.com Newsletter #278

    Posted by Pete | October 23, 2004 at 04:19 PM EDT |

         Brianstoys.com chimes in with their latest:

         All in stock Star Cases now on sale now through the end of October! Regular Star Cases only $1.00 each! Large Star Case only $1.50 each!
         New in stock this week, the Yoda Bust-Up! Coming soon, the Stormtrooper Mini-Bust and Luke X-Wing Mini Bust. The Saga Sandcrawler expected in in the next 2 weeks.
         Other featured Star Wars include back in stock OTC Basic Figures, select Saga 12", POTF2 Expanded Universe and lots more including exclusives and pre-orders. New Rare Rebel Set now in stock for our vintage Star Wars. Great new 12-Backs and 20-Backs now in stock in the vintage section. Be sure to check out our entire selection on our website.
         New reduced prices on all Clone Wars Animated Series Figures including the sets of figures. All in stock, complete your collection today.

    New Items at the Star Wars Shop!

    Posted by Pete | October 23, 2004 at 04:18 PM EDT |

         The Star Wars Shop has added some new goodies that just may not be able to pass up on. The latest in watches is the Fossil Limited Edition Star Wars Droids Watch. It is limited to only 2,000 world wide and comes with a cool collectible case and a certificate of authenticity.
         They also have the very hard to find and out of production LEGO Pens...these pens are a fun way to mix writing and building all in one and the 3 sets include:
  • LEGO Star Wars Pens: Classic Character Collection
  • LEGO Star Wars Pens: Episode II Collection
  • LEGO Star Wars Pens: Sith Collection
  • Yet Another Clone Strike Preview Mini

    Posted by Mike | October 23, 2004 at 04:17 PM EDT |

         Wizards Of The Coast has updated their site once again with another Clone Strike Sneak Preview. This time we get a member of the fringe element in the form of a Gran Raider. Click on the image below to take you to the description and better pic of this mini:

    News From The European Star Wars Scene

    Posted by Pete | October 22, 2004 at 04:17 PM EDT |

         The crew from BeJedi.com has successfully coped with the sci-fi overdose they received during the FACTS convention, and now are back to continue the fun in full Force! Several news items they would like to pass on:

         "First off, BeJedi.com is now two years old! Yes, indeed, we're now the Internet equivalent of a toddler that can crawl and even mutter a few words. While the crew is reviewing last year's performance to make the site even better, our visitors get inundated with give-aways. If you didn't visit before, now would be a good time to visit the site and get involved. If everything goes right, we continue the give-away frenzy for a little while, so make sure you visit us regularly to check what's new.
         Second, we will be covering the FACTS convention just as we promised: the gallery is already updated with more than 170 pictures and later on you can expect review articles from the crew and the much-discussed interviews (on film!) with most of the Star Wars guests who attended the show.
         Last but not least, we're also happy to open two new initiatives on the site: the new Star Wars Species section is likely to become your favourite resource when you need information on any of the alien species in Star Wars. We opened the section with 10 profiles but more will be added soon. As the Star Wars minis game from Wizards of the Coast is drawing attention everywhere, the BeJedi.com crew felt it appropriate to open a special forum section to follow up on the game (http://forum.bejedi.com/viewforum.php?f=72 and http://forum.bejedi.com/viewforum.php?f=71). Our newsreporter has a flair for scoops in this niche of fandom, so if you wanted to be kept up-to-date on this new game, BeJedi.com is the place to be."

    Star Wars Miniatures Updates

    Posted by Mike | October 22, 2004 at 04:16 PM EDT |

         As my partner in crime, and fellow staffer Chuck has said, I have been a major "slackmaster" this week. It seems I have missed a number of updates for the Star Wars Miniatures over at the Wizards Of The Coast Site.
         First, there were 2 updates, both having to do with the same thing, the Ultimate Missions Book for Rebel Storm. WOTC posted 2 previews for the book, which will be available in November. The 2 missions are, Death Star Infiltration, and Rebel Storm's Probe Droid Pursuit.
         The next update was another sneak preview of a mini from the next expansion set, "Clone Strike". This time the preview figure was of Captain Typho:


         The final update I missed was from yesterday, Jedi Counseling 51 was posted, which centered on a Q&A for the Star Wars Minis Game, ranging from rules to actual game play. Make sure to check it out by clicking HERE.

    Hyperspace: Before The Helmet

    Posted by Mike | October 22, 2004 at 04:15 PM EDT |

        Hyperspace has updated tonight with another pic from the Before The Helmet Series, this one titled "Target Acquired".
        This series of pictures has had it's ups and downs, but the last few have been really good.... After you check out the pic (obviously you have to be a Hyperspace Member to see it), head on over to our Forums in the Spoilers Section to Discuss the Before The Helmet pics.
        A word of Caution, Spoilers Ahead!

    Gentle Giant Stormtrooper Bust Added to Visual Guides

    Posted by Pete | October 21, 2004 at 04:14 PM EDT |

         The Deluxe Stormtrooper has been added to the Gentle Giant Visual Guide tonight. This Deluxe version of the Stormtrooper Mini-Bust comes complete with 4 different arms and 3 weapons that can be combined to create 6 different poses! For those army builder out there, this bust has a run of 10,000 so there are plenty for everyone who would like to have one of each pose on display at all times! As a special bonus, each mini-bust also comes with a random pack-in of one of the Heroes of the Rebellion Bust-Ups! Click on the thumbnails below to take a closer look!

       


    It's Official: ROTS Teaser Release Date Announced!

    Posted by Chuck | October 21, 2004 at 04:13 PM EDT |

         Starwars.com has announced Nov. 5 as the official release date for the first ROTS teaser trailer. Sticking with tradition, the trailer will be attached to the newly released Pixar movie The Incredibles. If you recall, the teaser trailer for AOTC was released with Pixar's Monster's Inc. Hyperspace members will be treated to a special viewing starting on Nov. 4 while the public internet release will be Nov. 8. Read all about it at Starwars.com!

    Post New Jedi Order Novels Announced

    Posted by Chuck | October 21, 2004 at 02:33 PM EDT |

         If you are a fan of the Expanded Star Wars Universe then you will be pleased to learn that Starwars.com has announced a new trilogy post New Jedi Order. The Dark Nest Trilogy will launch in August 2005, continuing the tales of the Skywalker family.

    JediTempleArchives.com Server Upgrade

    Posted by Mike | October 21, 2004 at 02:32 PM EDT |

         Just a heads up to our readers, that in the next few days we will be switching our server. We will be experiencing some downtime when this happens, however, we will be back!

    Naboo Final Conflict

    Posted by Pete | October 20, 2004 at 02:31 PM EDT |

         Today Hasbro updates their website with information about the upcoming OTC Naboo Final Conflict figure 4 pack.  You can expect to find this set at your local TRU, later this fall. Click image below for full article.

    Y-Wing Added to Visual Guides

    Posted by Pete | October 20, 2004 at 02:30 PM EDT |

         The new OTC Y-Wing and pilot have been added to the Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guides today...this is the same ship and pilot from the POTF2 Y-Wing but the ship has a brand new, snazzy paint job and our pilot has gotten a helmet make over as well.
         Alliance Collectibles has your Y-Wing in stock and they are waiting to ship it to you, so stop by and place your order today.

       


    Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club 1 Year Anniversary

    Posted by Chuck | October 19, 2004 at 02:25 PM EDT |

        "October 18th marks the one year anniversary of the Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club. We've done a lot of growing over the past year and we don't plan to stop. We celebrated our anniversary a bit early with giveaways, a special cake and a very special "guest"! Our anniversary pics are posted at our site, http://www.kswcc.com. If you're a collector in or around the Bluegrass State, take a minute to sign-up in our forums and see what you've been missing!"

        Being a member myself, I can personally say that these are a great bunch of Star Wars fans! They are constantly thinking of their fellow collectors and helping each other out. If you live in or near Kentucky, head over to their forums and sign up now!

    Entertainment Earth News Feed

    Posted by Chuck | October 19, 2004 at 02:24 PM EDT |

        COMING SOON! Star Wars: Original Trilogy Basic Figures Wave 11.75 Set! Includes all-new vintage-style packaging that resembles the original line of Kenner Star Wars action figures! Contains 4 individually packaged 3 3/4-inch action figures: Cloud Car Pilot (OTC #19), Lobot (OTC # 20), Lando Calrissian in Skiff Guard Disguise (OTC #32), and Imperial Scanning Crew Member-Fan's Choice #6 (OTC #38)! COMING IN DECEMBER 2004!

    New Stock at Toy Fellas!

    Posted by Chuck | October 19, 2004 at 02:23 PM EDT |

    Hello fromToyfellas.com

        New In Stock, from Gentle Giants Studios, Stormtrooper Mini Bust, only $49.99.
        Coming Soon: Luke X-Wing Mini Bust & LOTR Gil-Galad Bust and many other great products, so please check back often.


    Holographic Emperor Palpatine Added to Visual Guides

    Posted by Pete | October 18, 2004 at 02:22 PM EDT |

         Well, it has been there for a while, maybe you noticed it or maybe you didn't...but, just in case the latter is true and you have not seen the Star Wars Shop Exclusive Holographic Emperor Palpatine just head on over to the Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guides and check it out.
         Still don't have one of your own? You know what to do by now...stop by Alliance Collectibles and place your order!

    BriansToys.com Newsletter #277

    Posted by Pete | October 17, 2004 at 02:21 PM EDT |

         Brianstoys.com chimes in with their latest:

         New Miniatures Rebel Storm Booster Packs now in stock, three boxes available including Boba Fett, Han Solo and Stormtrooper! Jedi Council #2 and 12" 3-pack still available.
         Feature Clone Wars and Saga this week includes select animated Clone Wars figures, MR Collector's Society Exclusive Obi-Wan ANH Gold Saber, select Saga carded figures back in stock, Saga ROTJ 12" Biker Scout, Ewoks, Luke Jedi and Yoda - wholesale cases also available - the Saga Imperial Shuttle and exclusive Kubrick Boba Fett.
         Other featured Star Wars this week, includes POTJ, EP1 & POTF2 12" Dolls, Carded Figures an Deluxe items. Some of our favorites include the POTJ 300th Boba Fett, EP1 Anakin's Pod Racer & R2-B1, POTF2 Illusive Concepts, 12" Biker Scout & Cantina Band Set and the EU Darktrooper.
         The latest Vintage SW items now in stock include a SW Stormtrooper (Takara Sticker) AFA 80 12-Back-B, a Tri-Logo Yoda [Brown Snake] (Palitoy) AFA 85, a SW 12-Back Ben Kenobi C-9, a ROTJ Chewbacca C-9+ [Endor Photo] $180.00 and the Foreign and Rare Italian Warok w/Glue Stick C-8.5. Also in stock a A-Wing MIB C-7 (Decals Unapplied), Palitoy Creature Cantina C-8.5 w/ C-6.5 Box and Death Star MIB C-8.5 [Decals Unapplied]. Check out these and lots more great vintage items on our site!

    Mos Eisley Cantina Scene 2 Added to Visual Guides

    Posted by Pete | October 15, 2004 at 02:21 PM EDT |

         The Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guides have been updated once again with the addition of the Scene 2 of the Mos Eisley Cantina featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ponda Baba and Zutton dressed in his blue garb!
         Alliance Collectibles these and much more new stuff in stock now, so stop by and shop around a bit. Check back later this week for the addition of the Y-Wing!

       

       

    Gentle Giant Han in Stormtrooper Disguise

    Posted by Pete | October 15, 2004 at 02:19 PM EDT |

         Gentle Giant's website has been updated with the following information:

    Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise
    So some of you may have noticed the little blurb about the Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise in the most recent Star Wars Insider edition...Yes, it is true, you will now be able to have a companion piece to your Luke in Stormtrooper Disguise mini-bust. Han will be exclusive to Gentle Giants Collectors Club Members only through purchase from our online store. Edition size has been set to 3500 pieces. At this time our online store can not take pre-orders. An email will go out to all members when the product is ready to ship to start placing orders.

    Want to win a Star Wars bust?
    Currently both Clear Channel Radio and Artxilla.com are running separate contests: For rules and entry information in the Clear Channel Radio Star Wars Trilogy Giveaway (Ends Oct. 31, 2004). For rules and entry information in the Artxilla.com Star Wars Art Contest (Ends Oct. 20, 2004).

    New Carded Figure Images

    Posted by Pete | October 14, 2004 at 02:18 PM EDT |

         eBay Seller powerjedi999 has images of Dannik Jerriko and the 2005 Star Wars Sandtrooper...click the thumbnail below to sheck them out!

    Jango Fett Blasters & Holster at EE

    Posted by Pete | October 14, 2004 at 02:17 PM EDT |

         The Jango Fett blasters and holster are in stock and ready to be ordered at Entertainment Earth. The blasters make authentic sounds from the movie and can be yours for $24.99. Order today to make sure they are delivered in time for Halloween!

    New Galactic Heros At EE

    Posted by Mike | October 14, 2004 at 02:16 PM EDT |

         Entertainment Earth has images of the latest wave of Galactic Heros. The next wave will consist of 2 packs of Tusken and Jawa, Jedi Luke and Gamorrean Guard, and Lando in Skiff with the Nikto Guard. Click on the thumbnail below to see the images:

    Y-Wing At TRU.com

    Posted by Mike | October 14, 2004 at 02:15 PM EDT |

         Toys-R-Us.com now has their exclusive Y-Wing up for sale right now. The Y-Wing sporting a new Red color scheme, comes with a Rebel Pilot and is priced at $29.99. To order yours click on the image below!

    AHQ Star Wars Announcement

    Posted by Pete | October 12, 2004 at 02:14 PM EDT |

         Action-HQ -bringing the Best to you First with Kotobukiya Han Solo and Naboo Final Combat!
    Available Now:
  • Kotobukiya 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted Vinyl Kit Figure Han Solo for $79.95!
  • Naboo Final Combat 4-Pack (ToysRUS Exclusive) almost 2 months ahead for only $29.95!
  • Post-OTC Figures at $13.95!
         And don't forget to check out our other recently released items!
  • Green Clone Bust—Not Available

    Posted by Pete | October 12, 2004 at 02:13 PM EDT |

         Yesterday we reported that the Green Clone Trooper Bust was available for ordering at the StarWarsShop.com. SWS.com has made notice that the bust is not available and that the listing of it on their website was an error. Anyone who ordered the Green Clone Trooper Bust will receive 10% off their next order.

    2005 Figures Added to Visual Guides

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

         Pablo Jill, Yarua, Sly Moore, Queen Amidala and Rabé all now reside in the Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guides...at least until we see the direction of the 2005 line and decide if they should be moved somewhere else! These are the most refreshing figures since....
         Alliance Collectibles has plenty in stock right now, so stop by and place your order and don't forget to check back right here later in the week for the Y-Wing and another special treat!



       

       

    New Feature At JTA: The Jedi Temple Poll

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

         Today we have added another feature to the Jedi Temple Archives, that would be the Jedi Temple Poll. The new home for the poll is on the left side Nav, and the first question for our poll is, "Have You Made Plans To See Revenge of the Sith?"
         Make sure to check it out, and also head on over to the JediTempleWarRoom.com to discuss it!

    CollectorsGalleryOnline.com News

    Posted by Pete | October 11, 2004 at 02:10 PM EDT |

         The Latest from CollectorsGalleryOnline.com:

         20 new OTC figures in stock include Han Solo, Princess Leia, Obi Wan Kenobi, tie fighter pilot, Yoda Dagobah, Spirit of Obi Wan, Luke X-Wing pilot, IG-88, Luke Bespin, Lobot & many more. Also Chewbacca maquette, OTC Millenium Falcon, X-Wing aces target game boxed in stock. Click here for more info.

    Revenge of the Sith Trailer Highlights

    Posted by Pete | October 11, 2004 at 02:09 PM EDT |

         Word has leaked out about the Revenge of the SIth trailer highlights...read about it and discuss it over in the Jedi Temple War Room, but beware...spoilers are included!

    Green Clone Trooper Bust at SWS.com

    Posted by Pete | October 11, 2004 at 02:08 PM EDT |

         Did you miss out the first time they were for sale at the Star Wars Shop? Well, don't miss out again...the Exclusive Green Clone Trooper Sergeant Mini Bust is once again up for grabs, but who knows for how long so if you want one, head on over and order now!

    More New Stuff at Entertainment Earth

    Posted by Pete | October 11, 2004 at 02:07 PM EDT |

         Up for pre-order as you read this news is the Sideshow Luke Skywalker 1:4 Scale Figure and SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 4.5 which includes Chewbacca & C-3PO, Boba Fett & Dengar, IG-88 & Zuckuss, 4-LOM & Bossk, and a few 2-Pack Stormtrooper!! Head over and order yours now!

    Silver Vader Part 2 Up at TRU.com

    Posted by Pete | October 11, 2004 at 02:06 PM EDT |

         The Toys R Us Silver Darth Vader has been listed over at TRU.com for $9.99 each...it is not available yet, but save the link so you can order away as soon as it is up for grabs...word still is that it will also be part of an in-store promotion very soon as well.

    Celebration III Details for Hyperspace Members

    Posted by Pete | October 11, 2004 at 02:05 PM EDT |

         The Official Site has posted some more details about the special benefits that all Hyperspace members will receive at Celebration III...head on over to read all about it!

    Star Wars Miniatures Update: Rodian Mercenary

    Posted by Mike | October 11, 2004 at 02:04 PM EDT |

         WOTC has updated their 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 Rodian Mercenary.
         Due out in December, Clone Strike is the next expansion set due out for the newly released Star Wars Miniatures Game. To check out the entire article, click on the thumbnail below:



         Along with the Clone Strike Preview, they also posted another article on Scenario Driven Game Play. Last time we got a scenario involving a group of rebels making off with Darth Vaders Helmet. This time we get a scenario involving Lando and Bossk. After Lando wins Cloud City in a game of Sabaac, the sore loser sets out to exact some revenge on Lando by hiring the Bounty Hunter Bossk. To check out this scenario, titled "Sore Losers Revenge", click on the image below:


    Undressing Yoda

    Posted by Mike | October 10, 2004 at 02:03 PM EDT |

         JediTempleArchives.com reader Karen dropped us an email letting us know of some not so Jedi Like behavior going on at her local target.
         It seems that the not so new practice of people swapping figures is still popular. However, what makes this one odd is that it is one of the Yoda VOTC figures, which means a little extra effort was needed to pull this one off. Karen came across this one at her local Target, sitting on the pegs. Unknowingly she bought the figure and took it home.
         Luckily, before she opened the package, she realized that figure inside the blister was not the correct figure. Someone had bought the figure, removed the VOTC Version of Yoda, and replaced him with a Yoda from the SAGA line, then took it back to the store and got their Money back. The figure than ends up back on the shelves for someone else to grab. Luckily Karen noticed this before she opened it and was able to take it back to the store, and get her money back, as well as warn the store to watch out for this in the future.
         Keep a sharp eye out for these, as the $10.00 price tag on the VOTC figures makes them a higher target for pieces of Bantha Poodoo to swap out. To check out this thieves handy work, click on the thumbnail below:


    ACPins Latest

    Posted by Mike | October 10, 2004 at 02:01 PM EDT |

         Diorama builder, ACpin, has made 2 more Hoth themed Lego Dioramas:

         "Echo Base Entrance - The main entrance to Echo Base is zealously guarded by the rebel troopers. Rotating shifts of infantry scouts are sent on reconnaisance patrols to scout for any signs of Imperial activity within the active perimeter of the base. A tauntaun rider from afar has been sighted that approaches the guarded entrance."



         "Bacta Tank - The containment cylinder fills with rejuvenating bacta fluid that is capable of healing even the most grievous wounds. Medical droids closely monitor the patient, who is suspended in the fluid. Luke Skywalker spent time in a bacta tank, recovering from exposure and dormo-shock suffered from spending a night in a Hoth blizzard."

    The Jedi Temple War Room Is Now Open

    Posted by Mike | October 09, 2004 at 02:00 PM EDT |

         Want to meet other Star Wars Fans, and collectors? The Forums for the JediTempleArchives.com is now open, and can be found at the JediTempleWarRoom.com.
         This is an absolutely new forum. We didn't send out any secret e-mails, and no secret invites. We decided not to have a pre-built community of established members. We wanted a new and fresh start for our forums, making it easy for anyone to come in and fit in from the start, and not have to worry about fitting in with an established crowd.
         All are welcome, so come on over, register, and say Hi....


    BriansToys.com Newsletter #276

    Posted by Mike | October 08, 2004 at 01:58 PM EDT |

         Brianstoys.com chimes in with their latest:

         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.

    New Items at Toyfellas!

    Posted by Mike | October 08, 2004 at 01:56 PM EDT |

         Toyfellas.com's latest offerings:

    Hello from Toyfellas.com

    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

    Cantina Wave at Hasbro

    Posted by Pete | October 07, 2004 at 01:56 PM EDT |

         Hasbro.com has posted images and descriptions of the 2005 Cantina Wave which includes Dannik Jerriko, Myo and Feltipern Trevagg. Click the thumbnail below to read more!

    More VOTC Added to Visual Guides

    Posted by Pete | October 07, 2004 at 01:55 PM EDT |

         Yesterday it was the good guys, today it we have the VOTC bad guys. The Stormtrooper and Boba Fett have been added to the Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guides. Both are fantastic figures and they each have loads of articulation, but, there is one thing to note...Boba Fett's jump suit color changed once again! Do you have an idea of which of the various jump suit colors is the right one? Tell us about it in the forums!
         Don't forget to stop by again later this week for the Gentle Giant Stormtrooper mini-bust and the first wave of 2005 figures, which, are available over at Alliance Collectibles right now.

       

    I Thought Her Name was Rabe?

    Posted by Pete | October 06, 2004 at 01:54 PM EDT |

         I was just looking through some of my "Post-OTC" figures and noticed this odd variant, or maybe error? On the back side of the card of the Queen Amidala, Rabe is pictured but "Dorme" is listed under the picture. Most of the Queen Amidala figures have Rabe listed, not Dorme. This may be an error by Hasbro, or a hint of a future variations. Great topic for the Jedi Temple War Room Forums!

    Original Trilogy Shelf Dangler

    Posted by Pete | October 06, 2004 at 01:52 PM EDT |

         Today I stopped by my local TRU and spotted this this new shelf advertiser. I spoke with an employee and was able to get one to photo for the website. The shelf dangler features Darth Vader with the Original Trilogy Collection logo behind him. The entire picture is in black and white, except for the red lightsaber. Click on the thumbnail below for a larger view. Enjoy!

    VOTC Added to Visual Guides

    Posted by Pete | October 06, 2004 at 01:51 PM EDT |

         It's time for another update to the Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guides. Today we have added the VOTC good guys Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca and R2-D2 to the mix! These are three of the best figures of each character to date and are must haves for any collector! Click the thumbnails below to check them out and come back tomorrow to see Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper.
         Alliance Collectibles has plenty of stuff in stock, so stop by and do some shopping today.


       

    CollectorsGalleryOnline.com News

    Posted by Pete | October 06, 2004 at 01:51 PM EDT |

         The Latest from CollectorsGalleryOnline.com:

         Taking preorders on the MR Darth Maul, Darth Vader & Count dooku .45 scale mini lightsabers & Sith display case. Chewbacca Attakus statue, Rubies biker scout helmet, Anakin FX lightsaber, 6 vintage Star Wars frisbees, Boba Fett & Darth Vader Sigma figures & more IN STOCK.

    Jedi Force Carded Images

    Posted by Pete | October 06, 2004 at 01:50 PM EDT |

         We have gotten in some carded images of the new and upcoming Jedi Force Playskool series in from Action-HQ...just click on the thumbnails below to take a close look!
         

    Holographic Emperor Shipping!

    Posted by Pete | October 05, 2004 at 01:49 PM EDT |

         I just received an e-mail from the The Star Wars Shop that the Holographic Emperor has been shipped! Start looking for your favorite FedEx man at your door in the next few days!

    Webstrips Begin at SW.com

    Posted by Pete | October 04, 2004 at 01:46 PM EDT |

         Today is the day when you can start reading the new feature available to Hyperspace members at StarWars.com, Webstrips! Webstrips are four web based daily comic strips that will be posted every day. Reversal of Fortune and A hunters Fate: Greedo's Tale are brand new stories and The Bounty Hunter of Ord Mantell and Gambler's World will bring you back to the early 80's!! Hyperspace members click here to get reading!

    Andrew’s Toyz Has Pre-Episode III in Stock

    Posted by Pete | October 04, 2004 at 01:46 PM EDT |

         Andrew’s Toyz just got the Pre-Episode III figures in stock! This assortment of figures features all new figures from the first two movies, in Post Original Trilogy Collection packaging. Andrew’s Toyz also has the Hologram Emperor in stock! Call or email for availability of Hologram Emperor. Gentle Giant Bust-Ups Series 1 busts are in stock as well. Andrew’s Toyz ships all basic figures in protective plastics, free of charge. Don’t forget that all orders get a Free Gift! Head on over to Andrew’s Toyz and place your order today!

    AHQ Star Wars Announcement

    Posted by Pete | October 04, 2004 at 01:45 PM EDT |

         Action-HQ has the following available now:
  • Playskool Jedi Force -Luke SkyWalker and Darth Vader are $14.95 each and Set of 4 including C3PO & R2D2 and Chewbacca is $59.95!
  • Post OTC Figures Coruscant Pablo Jill, Sly Moore Wookie Senator Yarua, Queen Amidala Celebration Ceremony and Rabe Queen's Chamber are only $13.95 each!
  • ReStocked Mos Eisley Cantaina Alien Scene 1 at $27.95!
  • Star Wars Miniatures Update: Dwarf Spider Droid

    Posted by Mike | October 03, 2004 at 01:44 PM EDT |

         If you have been following the newly released Star Wars Miniatures line, you know that WOTC has been posting new images to their site of figures from their next expansion set, Clone Strike. This week we get a look at a piece from the Separatist Side, in the form of the Dwarf Spider Droid. To read all about it, click on the pic below:


         Along with the Clone Strike Preview, they also posted an article related to Scenario Driven Game Play. The scenario involves a group of rebels making off with Darth Vaders, life sustaining helmet. To check out the scenario, and the setup, click on the thumbnail below.


    2004 Hallmark Ornaments Have Arrived

    Posted by Pete | October 03, 2004 at 01:43 PM EDT |

         I checked my local Hallmark store yesterday and yes, thay are all there...from the Star Destroyer to the A New Hope One Sheet and the Anakin and Chewbacca with C-3PO strapped to his back, the 2004 Hallmark Ornaments have arrived! Check your loacl Hallmark store or buy them online before this holiday season passes you by!


    Star Wars Sale at Target

    Posted by Pete | October 03, 2004 at 01:42 PM EDT |

         Starting today all Star Wars toys are on sale at Target. Basic 3¾" figures are only $3.88 each, Electronic Lightsabers for $14.88 each. All other Star Wars toys (like Millennium Falcon & Unleashed) that are not listed in the ad are 15% off. Great time to get some Star Wars stuff that you may have passed up on in the past.


    Star Wars Poster Visual Guide Online

    Posted by Chuck | October 02, 2004 at 01:41 PM EDT |

         Another Jedi Temple Archive opens its doors today:Star Wars Posters! This checklist style guide will help you decide which poster you want to spend your hard earned Galactic Credits on. This guide spotlights over 40 of the most popular Star Wars theatrical, commemorative, and promotional posters since 1976, with 23 of them detailed in our nice visual guide format. With the Revenge of the Sith teaser poster right around the corner, these guides are sure to whet your appetite!

              

    New Gaming Magazine Unveiled at BeJedi.com

    Posted by Pete | October 02, 2004 at 01:40 PM EDT |

         That's right, our friends over at BeJedi.com have been lucky enough to have been given a trail issue of the first De Agostini Star Wars Battle Games magazine!! What's in it you say? Well, way too much to be posted on any mere news page...De Agostini and Wizards of the Coast and sure of that! To discover it all, just head on over to the special report written by the fine folks over at BeJedi.com and get ready to have your gaming pants blown off!

    BriansToys.com Newsletter #275

    Posted by Pete | October 02, 2004 at 01:39 PM EDT |

         Brianstoys.com has posted their latest newsletter:

         Lots of really great stuff in this week for Star Wars. Three new multi-figure packs are now available honoring the release of the Original Star Wars Trilogy on DVD. The figures included for A New Hope: Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2 & Luke Skywalker, Empire Strikes Back: Chewbacca, Han Solo & Leia and Return of the Jedi: Darth Vader, Emperor & Stormtrooper.
         Also in, the new wave of OTC Basic figures including Pablo Jill and Yarua for $19.99 each and Queen Amidala, Rabe and Sly Moore all for $14.99 each. The exclusive Holographic Emperor is now in stock and available for $24.99.
         Other featured Star Wars items this week include OTC Basic and Classic 3 3/4" figures, the Classic 12" Boba Fett is back in stock, the exclusive Glow-in-the-Dark Bust-Ups 4-packs are still available, the new holiday Jawa is now available for pre-order, we have the Master Replica UK Exclusive Obi-Wan ANH Weather Scaled Saber in for $99.99 and the AT-AT is available for pre-order.
         There is a lot more great Star Wars featured items for Saga, Clone Wars, POTF2, EP1 and POTJ - be sure to check it out on our weekly newsletter page or our website. Featured vintage this week includes all in stock vinyl cases.

         To check out the entire newsletter, click HERE.

    Asajj Maquette at Entertainment Earth

    Posted by Pete | October 02, 2004 at 01:39 PM EDT |

         It is time to order your Asajj Ventress Maquette from Entertainment Earth! They just got their shipment in yesterday and now is the time to act to make sure that you don't miss out on this great collectible! Click here to order yours now!

    2005 Post-OTC Carded Images

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

         eBay seller miyatoys has up some carded images of the first five 2005 figures...Pablo-Jill, Yarua, Sly Moore, Queen Amidala and Rabé...check them out by clicking on the thumbnail below.

    New Items at Toyfellas!

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

         Toyfellas.com has some new Star Wars stuff in stock...check it out:
  • Unleashed Red Clone Trooper $19.99
  • Unleashed Bossk $16.99
  • Unleashed Aayla Secura $16.99
  • Asajj Ventress Maquette $69.99
  • Bossk Mini-Bust $39.99

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