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November 2004

Titanium Series Die Cast Vehicles

Posted by Mike | November 30, 2004 at 11:22 AM EDT |

     Hasbro.com has updated today with the announcement of the Titanium Series of die cast vehicles. They have previewed 4 of the vehicles, which will be Wal-Mart exclusives.
     The first round released will be of the X-Wing, Millennium Falcon, Tie Fighter, and Boba Fetts Slave 1. The vehicles will be released in January 2005, and a second round of vehicles will be heading our way in the Spring of 2005. To check out the full article and the descriptions for each of the vehicles click on the image below:

Rebel Storm Miniatures Guide Updated

Posted by Mike | November 29, 2004 at 11:21 AM EDT |

     Today we have updated the Rebel Storm Miniatures Guide with 5 Fringe Characters. The 5 fringers are Bossk, Ewok, Ithorian Scout, Mon Calamari Mercenary, and the Twi'lek Bodyguard. Make sure to check out the guide to see their accompanying Stats Cards.

  
  

OTC Jawa Sandcrawler Hits Media Play

Posted by Mike | November 29, 2004 at 11:20 AM EDT |

     We have received a store report that the entertainment retailer, Media Play, has gotten in a shipment of the OTC Sandcrawlers. We received the report from a reader that works for one of the stores:

   "Hello, I got some news you may be interested in. I work for a store called Media Play, and one of the guys in the Toy Section told me about a new item that was on the shelf. He knows I am a big Star Wars fan, so he keeps me informed of what they get in. So I made my way over to the Star Wars section, and low and behold, I find a Jawa Sandcrawler. I was a little shocked to see it there, as I knew it was suppose to be avaialble online only. Thinking that noone would believe me, I brought my camera in the next day and took a picture of it. Thankfully noone noticed me, as that would have been a tough one to explain. The price was $59.99, which is a lot more than I paid for mine online, including shipping."

  

     This is an interesting find for sure. The sandcrawler as everyone knows was at one time a Target Exclusive, but for various reasons the deal fell apart. So Hasbro made the Sandcrawler available to Diamond Comic Distributors. This is the first time that I have heard of the Sandcrawler making its way to a mainstream retailer. Many Thanks to Derrick for the heads up!

*Update*
Pete has reminded me that the Sandcrawler has shown up on ToysRUs.com. I change my ealier statement to I have not heard of the Jawa Sandcrawler at the actual brick and morter stores.

EIII Anakin on Blister Has Resurfaced

Posted by Pete | November 28, 2004 at 11:17 AM EDT |

     After a quick auction last week, eBay seller otherstuff_ac has gotten another Episode III Anakin Skywalker on the red blister card up for bid again here before it is gone...this auction is a quick one too!!

  

More Exclusives Added to Visual Guides

Posted by Pete | November 28, 2004 at 11:16 AM EDT |

     The Exclusives Visual Guide has been updated with some images of some past exclusives including the 2004 Jedi Con Clone Wars 2-pack and the Battlefront Scout Trooper. Check out the Exclusives Visual Guide or just click the thumbs below to take a closer look.



 

BriansToys.com Newsletter #283

Posted by Pete | November 27, 2004 at 11:15 AM EDT |

     Brianstoys.com has posted their latest newsletter:

     The new Holiday Jawa is now available for Pre-Order! Our shipment will be arriving next week just in time for the holidays! Order now for only $24.99! Also in stock basic Carded General Madine, Han AT-ST Driver, Lando General and Leia Bespin. New Set of 12 Classic Carded Figures makes a great gift for the new collector, available for $179.99!
     The Clone Wars Yoda Maquette is still in stock for only $59.99. Other Star Wars featured items this week include Clone Wars Boxed Geonosian Fighter, CW Boxed Hailfire Droid, Saga Star Tours G2-4T and R4-M9, Saga carded R1-G4 and Stormtrooper Death Star Chase. Saga 12" Wholesale Case is available including: Biker Scout x 1, Ewoks x 1, Luke Jedi x 2, Yoda x 2 for $129.99 per case. If your order 5 or more cases they are only $114.99 per case. POTJ carded Anakin with Droid, Aurra Sing and Ben Kenobi (Episode IV) are featured along with the EP1 Ki-Adi Mundi, Mace Windu, Naboo Royal Security and POTF2 Commtech Wuher, EU Darktrooper, EU Imperial Sentinel, EU Kyle Katarn and Boba Fett Riddell Helmet.

     To check out the entire newsletter, click HERE.

Holiday Jawas at Entertainment Earth

Posted by Pete | November 27, 2004 at 11:14 AM EDT |

     What better way to start off the holiday season than to head over to Entertainment Earth and place your order for the Star Wars 2004 Holiday Edition Jawas! They are in stock and the hot item of the moment so head over and place your order now!

CollectorsGalleryOnline.com News

Posted by Pete | November 25, 2004 at 11:13 AM EDT |

     The Latest from CollectorsGalleryOnline.com:

     OTC Millenium Falcon exclusive with figures & Naboo final combat 4 pack; Empire Luke Hoth attack & Empire R-3PO figures; vintage Y-Wing, X-Wing fighter snap model kits & Boba Fett Ben Cooper costume; OTC Empire Lando Calrissian, X-Wing fighter & Darth Vader hang ups IN STOCK.

Holiday sales at Swfigures.com

Posted by Pete | November 25, 2004 at 11:11 AM EDT |

     Original Trilogy Collection:
     OTC figures on-sale - Boba Fett, Stormtrooper, Lando, R2-D2 + more
     OTC vehicles on sale- Slave 1, Vader’s fighter w/figure, Y-wing, Jawa Sandcrawler + more
     OTC 12" Figures - Boba Fett- Stormtrooper & Luke Skywalker

     Also, the Basic Trilogy Collection has nearly ALL figures in-stock and ready to ship. Princess Leia- Slave girl, Darth Vader (a new hope), Biker Scout, Snow Trooper, Bossk, Yoda, and Lando Calrissian + many more
     Choose from the Power of the Force POTF Radio Controlled Bike w/Biker Scout, POTF Landspeeder, POTF T-16 Skyhopper and many, many more POTF POTF figures and vehicles to choose from.
     Check out the new Jedi Force & Galactic Heros collection including Jedi Force - Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Luke, and C-3PO & R2-D2, Galactic Heros - Boba Fett, Dengar, Luke, Leia, Han, R2-D2, IG-88 + more and the Galactic Hero Millennium Falcon
     Loose vintage playsets on-sale, as little as $1.00.
     And other neat stuff like the Darth Vader voice changer helmet, Darth Vader talking bank and Interactive Talking Yoda. And don't forget to check out the Bargain Hunters specials with POTF Freeze Frames as low as $2.88 and POTJ figures as low as $1.98 along with many other great offers! Visit Swfigures.com today!

Model Kits at Entertainment Earth

Posted by Pete | November 25, 2004 at 10:27 AM EDT |

     Do you like building things? Well then, Entertainment Earth has got the answer for you...coming this February are a whole fleet of AMT/ERTL model kits. Included in that wave are the Falcon, AT-AT, Darth Vader's TIE, Star Destroyer, AT-ST, Death Star, Slave I, Naboo Fighter, Speeder Bike, Snowspeeder and X-Wing all for your building pleasure! Check them out and place a pre-order today!

VOTC 12" Chewbacca Images

Posted by Pete | November 25, 2004 at 10:26 AM EDT |

     eBay seller hotreals has one of the 12" VOTC Chewbaccas up for auction with images galore. Head on over and check it out!

eBay Exclusive Jedi Force X-Wing

Posted by Pete | November 25, 2004 at 10:25 AM EDT |

     With the kick off of the holiday season one thing you won't want missing from your wish list is the Jedi Force X-Wing eBay exclusive!

     Exclusive Limited Edition LUKE'S X-WING includes LUKE SKYWALKER with his helmet and light-up lightsaber and R2-D2. Luke Skywalker fits into the cockpit and R2-D2 into the pod behind the cockpit. LUKE'S X-WING features working lights and sounds, and a push of the button located on the engine activates memorable phrases and music from the classic trilogy.
     Wearing his Rebel Alliance flight suit, the Luke Skywalker figure includes a removable helmet and light-up lightsaber, is fully poseable and stands approximately 6 ¼ inches in height. The R2-D2 figure is also poseable and measures approximately 3 ½ inches in height.
     Playskool has made only 5000 pieces of this eBay Exclusive Luke's X-wing in a unique color scheme. The package is specially labeled denoting the eBay exclusivity and making it a must-have collector’s item. It is available to purchase at http://stores.ebay.com/playskooltoys for the fixed price of $30.00.

Gentle Giant Luke X-Wing Pilot Added to Visual Guides

Posted by Pete | November 25, 2004 at 10:24 AM EDT |

     The Gentle Giant Visual Guide has been updated images of the Luke Skywalker mini-bust in his X-Wing pilot gear...complete with helmet and all. Check out the thumb below to take a closer look!


The Weapon of a Jedi, Plush Style

Posted by Mike | November 24, 2004 at 10:24 AM EDT |

     KBToys.com now has up for pre-order 2 Plush lightsabers. You can have your choice of a Red, or Blue, but both are for the ages of 6-8 years old. I have to disagree with them on the age limits as I am sure to grab one of these, for times when lifes frustrations are too much.
     Anyway, here is the description of the sabers from the site:
"The Star Wars Plush Lightsaber is here. Recreate your favorite Star Wars moments with this soft and plush Lightsaber. Parents can rest easy knowing that the soft material makes for safe pretend play. Made of a soft cloth material."
     To order yours click on the images below:

     

Mark April 2, 2005 On Your Calendars

Posted by Mike | November 24, 2004 at 10:22 AM EDT |

     StarWars.com has announced that Apirl 2, 2004 will be the release date for Episode 3 related Merchandise! With that announcement, they also have given a run down of many different Episode 3 books that will be available. Make sure to check it out by clicking HERE.

More Images Added To Visual Guides

Posted by Pete | November 23, 2004 at 10:21 AM EDT |

     The Original Trilogy Collection has been updated with a few images that we snuck in ofver the past few weeks...the Imperial Trooper and the Vintage OTC C-3PO...scheck them out below or in the guides with the rest of their buddies!

 

Get Back To Your Vintage Roots

Posted by Mike | November 23, 2004 at 10:20 AM EDT |

     Were you a kid during the days of the Vintage Figures? Do you collect them now? What are your fondest memories of those days? What's your favorite Vintage Vehicle, Playset, Figure?
     Well, forum member Rik_Biel has gone nuts in the Vintage Collecting Section of the forums with a lot of Vintage Loving. Want to share some of you stories with us and other collectors? Click HERE to register, or click on the image below to go right to the Vintage Section to join in the conversation:

2005 Cantina Wave Added To Guides

Posted by Pete | November 23, 2004 at 10:20 AM EDT |

     The 2005 Star Wars Line of the OTC Visual Guides has been updated with images of some of the coolest cantina creatures yet to be produced by Hasbro...Feltipern Trevagg, Myo and Dannik Jerriko all join the ranks of the plastic with great sculpts and articulation all included! Click the thumbnails below to check them out!!
     Don't forget to stop by Alliance Collectibles and order your bar buddies today! Keep checking back...we'll have more for you as the week rolls along!


 

Koto Yoda Model Kit at EE

Posted by Pete | November 23, 2004 at 10:19 AM EDT |

     This new release of the award-winning Kotobukiya large vinyl Star Wars figures is likely to be one of the most popular releases of all! Yoda is the wisest of all Jedi masters, and this detailed, 1/7 scale, easy-to-assemble Koto Yoda Model Kit conveys the calm spirit and knowing gaze of the diminutive Dagobah dwelling Master of the Force. Figure stands 5-inches tall and comes packaged in a color window-box. A must-have for any Star Wars fan!

Vintage Mix & Match Drawing Winners!

Posted by Mike | November 22, 2004 at 10:17 AM EDT |

     We have picked the winners of the Vintage Mix-N-Match Drawing! Thanks to all that entered! To check out what the contest was about, and who won, click on the thumbnail below.

Jedi High Council #4 Added To Guides

Posted by Pete | November 21, 2004 at 10:17 AM EDT |

     The Original Trilogy Collection has been updated with images of the final installment of the Jedi High Council Scene. The circle is now complete with the additons of Agen Kolar, Shaak Ti and Stass Allie to the Council Chambers. Click the thumbnails below to take a closer look...we'll have images of the full set coming your way!
     Alliance Collectibles has these in stock and ready to ship along with the latest 2005 post-OTC figures, so stop by and place your order today!

 
 

EIII Anakin on Blister

Posted by Pete | November 21, 2004 at 10:16 AM EDT |

     eBay seller otherstuff_ac has got a treat up for bid that gives us another close look at that Anakin Skywalker on the red blister card that has been floating around...Check it out right here before it is gone...this auction is a quickie!!

  

BriansToys.com Newsletter #282

Posted by Pete | November 21, 2004 at 10:10 AM EDT |

     Brianstoys.com has posted their latest newsletter:

     Four great new figures now in stock including Dannik Jerriko, Feltipern Trevagg, Myo and a Sandtrooper all for $19.99 each. Other great figures back in stock in new packaging including Chewbacca, Han Solo, Scout Trooper, Stormtrooper and Yoda Dagobah. Tons Reduced Prices on OTC AFA Items! See the newsletter to see just how much you are saving! Reduced prices on almost every figure from Bib Fortuna and Boba Fett to Darth Vader to Leia to Luke to R2 and too many more to list! Not only are the carded figure reduced but the 12" AFA items as well, new low prices on Boba Fett, Luke and the Stormtrooper.
     Select classic OTC figures now back in stock, new wholesale case of 8 availale including Boba Fett x 2, C-3PO, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan, R2-D2, Stormtrooper & Yoda for only $99.99 per case. Discounts if you purchase multiple cases.

     To check out the entire newsletter, click HERE.

Feel the Force at FAO!

Posted by Pete | November 21, 2004 at 10:10 AM EDT |

     They're Back! The store in NYC is about to reopen and the 2004 FAO Schwartz catalog has arrived in the mailbox and they are selling a few of the finer items in the Star Wars universe! The 2 pages of Star Wars items include items from Master Replicas, Code3, Kotobukiya and Gentle Giant. Click the thumbnails to check the pages out up close!

  

More Revenge of the Sith Merchandise!

Posted by Pete | November 19, 2004 at 10:09 AM EDT |

     The Jedi Research Droid remains busy at work and has come up with quite the list of items that we may see from Hasbro for the Revenge of the Sith line in 2005...the list contains 38 Basic figures, 8 Deluxe, 3 Playsets/Screen Scenes, 8 Clone Wars figures and 6 Unleashed! Not a bad start at all!
     And, once again, the Research Droid would like to remind you that this is all just speculation until there is official word on these items! Click HERE to see the list (** SPOILERS **) and discuss it in our forums!

Jedi High Council #3 Added To Guides

Posted by Pete | November 19, 2004 at 10:08 AM EDT |

     The Original Trilogy Collection has been updated with images of the 5th part of the Jedi High Council Scene (yes, we know it says Scene 3, but it is the 5th one). This set contains Adi Gallia, young Anakin Skywalker and Saesee Tinn. Click the thumbnails below to take a closer look and don't forget to check back for images of the final part of the Council Chambers!
     Alliance Collectibles has these in stock and ready to ship along with the latest 2005 post-OTC figures, so stop by and place your order today!

 
 

Star Wars Miniatures Updates

Posted by Mike | November 19, 2004 at 10:07 AM EDT |

     WOTC updates once again with a couple new articles on the Star Wars Miniatures Game.
     The first article is Jedi Counseling #53. With the Minis Game still relatively new, the questions about game play are still rolling in. Make sure to check it out to get some info on any possible questions you may have. Click HERE to take a look!
     The next article is an interview with JD Wiker, the Author for the upcoming Ultimate Missions: Rebel Storm Handbook. In this Q&A we get a little insight into what it was like to create the scenarios. One of the scenarios that interests me is the "The Temptation of Luke Skywalker". Here is an excerpt from the interview about this mission:

  "You've got Royal Guards, the Emperor, and Darth Vader stacked up against Luke Skywalker -- 122 points to 27 -- so there's got to be something to keep the Guards, not to mention the Emperor, from jumping into the fight and wiping the floor with Luke. And, to more accurately represent that final scene, I added rules to keep Vader from unloading all of his nastiest attacks on Luke. On top of that, the scenario has special rules to encourage Luke not to go for a fast "kill" on Vader. It gets really involved after a while. Choosing which Victory Condition to shoot for really affects your strategy."

     To check out the complete interview, click on the thumbnail below!

New Stuff at Alliance Collectibles

Posted by Pete | November 18, 2004 at 10:06 AM EDT |

     Alliance Collectibles just got in fresh cases of the latest wave of the Post-OTC figures including the latest cantina figures Dannik Jerriko, Feltipern Trevagg & Myo, not to mention Luke (Dagobah Training), Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Sandtrooper, Scout Trooper - Endor Raid, Han Solo - Mos Eisley Escape, Chewbacca - Hoth Escape and Yoda (Dagobah Training). So, head on over and place an order to keep that collection complete!

Episode III Vinyl Theater Banner Update

Posted by Pete | November 18, 2004 at 10:05 AM EDT |

     The StarWarsShop.com is offering the HUGE 5' x 8' theater banner! The banner was produced to arrive in two waves, the first of which has already sold out. The second wave is scheduled for shipment December 1. Click here to check it out!

CollectorsGalleryOnline.com News

Posted by Mike | November 18, 2004 at 10:04 AM EDT |

     The Latest from CollectorsGalleryOnline.com:

     "Rubies Yoda bust, Chewbacca Attakus statue; Clone Wars Anakin, Yoda & ARC trooper 3" figures; Estes R2-D2, tie fighter & X-wing fighter model rockets; 4 vintage Star Wars coca-cola tumblers, Slave 1 reissue model sealed & loose radar laser cannon IN STOCK."

AHQ Announcement

Posted by Pete | November 18, 2004 at 10:03 AM EDT |

     The Latest from Action HQ latest announcement includes all sorts of goodies including Star Wars newest asst including Myo, Dannik Jerriko & Feltipern Trevagg! Also just released are new Vintage figures plus 3 months ahead of the US is the set of 4 die cast Titanium Vehicles!

Clone Wars Animated Figures Wave 3

Posted by Mike | November 18, 2004 at 10:02 AM EDT |

     EntertainmentEarth.com has up for Pre-Order, Wave 3 of the Clone Wars Animated Figures. This wave will have some of the previous released figures, as well as the 3 new ones announced yesterday at Hasbro.com.
     To pre-order yours, click on HERE!

Naboo Confilct Added To Guides

Posted by Pete | November 18, 2004 at 10:01 AM EDT |

     The Naboo Conflict multi-pack has been added to the Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guide today. This is one pack for the army builder since it includes a Battle Droid, Gungan Warrior, Naboo Royal Guard and Kaadu...all perfect for recreating that battle on Naboo...of course Captain Tarpals is included to lead the troops!
     Alliance Collectibles has these in stock and ready to ship along with Jedi High Council Scenes 3 and 4, so stop by and place your order today!

 
 

Animated Clone Wars Wave 3

Posted by Pete | November 17, 2004 at 10:00 AM EDT |

     Hasbro has made SW update with pictures of the upcoming Animated Clone Wars figures. New figures: General Greivous, Anakin Skywalker, ARC Trooper, and Clone Trooper. The Clone Trooper will be available in the three colors: red, blue, and yellow. Click image below for full article and larger pictures.

More Carded EP3

Posted by Pete | November 17, 2004 at 09:59 AM EDT |

     Over at Behind the Toys there was a great new post with pictures of some Episode III carded moc-up figures. Shown are: Emperor Palpatine (with lightsaber), R2-D2 (many accessories) and card back of Chewbacca. From the looks of the card backs, there will be the following figures: Obi Wan, Anakin, Yoda, Super Battle Droid, Chewbacca, Clone Trooper, R2-D2, General Greivous (2 versions), Mace Windu, Darth Vader, and Emperor Palpatine. Click thumbnail below to view larger images.

Chewbacca Talks

Posted by Pete | November 16, 2004 at 09:58 AM EDT |

     StarWars.com has made an update about the upcoming SW Insider #79. This issue will feature an interview with Peter Mayhew and some peaks at upcoming Episode III figures. This issue is set to ship out on Nov. 23. Click thumbnail below to read more.

Ultimate Missions Gallery

Posted by Mike | November 16, 2004 at 09:57 AM EDT |

     With the upcoming release of the Rebel Storm Ultimate Missions handbook for the Rebel Storm Miniatures, WOTC has updated their site with a gallery of artwork from the first book. The Ultimate Missions HandBook is a book of scenario driven play for use with the Star Wars Miniatures, and is due out this month. To check out the article, and pics, click on the thumbnail below:

EP3 Carded Figures

Posted by Pete | November 15, 2004 at 09:56 AM EDT |

     Carded pictures of upcoming Episode III figures have just surfaced on eBay. The Toy Vault in RI, has them in hand. Pictured are: R4-G9, Tion Medon, Obi Wan, and Mace Windu. These are going for a pretty penny. Click here to see the auction.



** UPDATE **
     The images of the 2 Preview figures on card and 2 of the Revenge of the Sith figures on card reveal the list of the first 10 figures that well see in the line!!
     The ROTS line will start off with Obi-Wan Kenobi (#01), Anakin Skywalker (#02), Yoda (#03), Super(?) Battle Droid (#04), Chewbacca (#05), Clone Trooper (#06), R2-D2 (#07), Grevious Bodyguard (#08), General Grevious (#09) and Mace Windu (#10). It also appears, through the blurry lettering that the name of the Preview Droid is R4-G9.

Vintage Mix & Match Drawing

Posted by Mike | November 15, 2004 at 09:55 AM EDT |

     Just a reminder that there is 1 week to go on the chance to win a Star Wars Shop Exclusive, Holographic Emperor. Check out the image below to see what the 3 lucky winners will be getting, and to find out how to enter!

Star Wars Miniatures Visual Guide

Posted by Mike | November 15, 2004 at 09:54 AM EDT |

     It is yet again time to open another section of the Visual Guides. This time we are opening the Star Wars Miniatures Visual Guide, starting with the Rebel Storm series. The Visual Guide is no where near complete, but, expect updates very soon! Till then, check them out by clicking on the image below:

Star Wars Miniatures Update

Posted by Mike | November 15, 2004 at 09:52 AM EDT |

     Another group of Miniatures updates from the Wizards Of The Coast website has come about.
     The first is about a battle scenario. The scenario, named "Raiding Sunfire Outpost", revolves around an Imperial Outpost on Tatooine that has come under attack by some angry Tuskens. To check out this scenario, click on the image below:
     Also announced is a special Release Tournament for their upcoming Expansion Set, Clone Strike which is due out December 24th, 2004. To check out the locations of the tournaments, click HERE.
     The last update was another preview of the upcoming Clone Strike expansion set. This is their last Sneak Preview for the Clone Strike set, and they chose to preview the Nikto Soldier. To get all the details click on the thumbnail below:

Spirit of the Rebellion Added To Visual Guides

Posted by Pete | November 14, 2004 at 09:51 AM EDT |

     The Gentle Giant Visual Guide has been updated with images of the Spirit of the Rebellion Bust-Ups that were available during this year's convention season. Their cousins in the glow-in-the-dark variety and the Heroes of the Rebellion images are coming your was soon, so stay tuned to the Jedi Temple Archives to keep up to date!
     Did you miss out on these exclusives this year...have no fear, head on over to Alliance Collectibles and they have what you need so you'll feel like you went to every con this summer!

 
 

BriansToys.com Newsletter #281

Posted by Pete | November 14, 2004 at 09:50 AM EDT |

     Brianstoys.com has posted their latest newsletter:

     Just in this week, the latest edition to the Clone Wars animated series Maquettes, General Obi-Wan Kenobi. Also just in is the OTC boxed Slave I, Jedi Council 3 and Jedi Council 4. Also back in for only $79.99 is the Mexican Luke & Yoda. New with 2nd cards, we have Mace Windu, Darth Vader and Count Dooku Unleashed now in stock all for $29.99 each.
     We also have the Rubies Yoda Bust in stock for only $199.99. AFA graded Holiday Yodas are still available just in time for the holiday season. We also have many of the Saga and Clone Wars Clonetroopers and Multi-pack Clonetroopers in stock now, build your forces for the winter season. 12" POTJ and EP1 figures are also featured. POTF2 carded figures from Red Cards, Shadows and Expanded Universe along with select playsets are also featured.

     To check out the entire newsletter, click HERE.

Sandcrawler Added To Guides

Posted by Pete | November 12, 2004 at 09:49 AM EDT |

     You waited and waited and waited, and now it is finally here...the rebirth of the Jawa Sandcrawler! Done up in the Vintage mold with an awesome repaint and 2 Jawa and the RA-7 Droid, the Sandcrawler is now up in the Original Trilogy Collection Visual Guide!
     Alliance Collectibles has been scavenging up a bunch of these to make it so much easier to find than the old version, so head on over and order yours today! They also have in the Naboo Conflict 4-pack and are expecting the Jedi High Council Sets 3 & 4 next week!

 
 

More EIII Goodies!

Posted by Pete | November 11, 2004 at 11:35 AM EDT |

     Man, our Jedi Research Droid is working overtime today and came up with some more Revenge of the Sith merchandise images!! This time around he discovered some Revenge of the Sith mugs, keychains, towels and fans...click the thumbnails below to check them out and remember that these are just pretty pictures until there is official word on these items! Click HERE to discuss this in our forums!

     ** UPDATE **
The Research Droid would like to clarify, just in case you have not guessed it from the text on the images and the product line, that these items are meant for Japanese distribution. We're sure that you'll be able to get your hands on any of these things and they still give us great insight as to what can be expected in the States!!
  

  

  

Clocks, Emblems and Cushions, Oh My!

Posted by Pete | November 11, 2004 at 11:34 AM EDT |

     Our Jedi Research Droid has come up with some images of cool Revenge of the Sith merchandise to come our way some time next year. Some super looking clocks, Revenge of the Sith emblems and cushions to use as you watch the final chapter of the Star Wars Saga over and over again are just the beginning of what's to come...and the Research Droid would like to remind you that these are just pretty pictures until there is official word on these items! Click HERE to discuss this in our forums!

     

  

SWFigures.com Newsletter

Posted by Pete | November 11, 2004 at 11:33 AM EDT |

     Here is the latest bunch of goodies from SWFigures.com:
     Just in time for the holiday’s Swfigures.com has gotten a make-over full of new products along with a great new easier to navigate website! New products include:
  • Jawa Sandcrawler and Y-Wing, Jedi Force Figures, Darth Vader voice changer and Darth Vader talking bank.
  • OTC Figures in-stock & BTC figures in-stock
  • From Vintage Carrying Cases, to Vehicles, to Clone Wars Action Figures and Exclusives, Swfigures.com has everything needed to ensure a great holiday season for you or your Star Wars fan. Click Here to visit the Swfigures.com newly remodeled store!
  • CollectorsGalleryOnline.com News

    Posted by Pete | November 11, 2004 at 11:32 AM EDT |

         The Latest from CollectorsGalleryOnline.com:

         "We have the POTF orange & green cards, 12" figures, Sams Club 3 packs, remote control R2-D2, Millenium Falcon, X-wing fighter, talking C-3PO carry case, Gunner stations, Plush Buddies, Complete Galaxies, Cinema Scenes 3 packs, beast figures, coin figures, Illusive Chewbacca maquette, and much more IN STOCK."

    ActionHQ.com News

    Posted by Pete | November 11, 2004 at 11:31 AM EDT |

        Action-HQ.com -bringing the Best to you FIRST with Special Bust Ups Rebate Offer, Episode III Figures, Vintage Figure, Titanium Vehicles and Special Holiday Offers!

        Specials include a "Special Bust Ups Rebate Offer" only until the end of November, and Special Holiday Offers starting November 12- January 31, 2005
        New items such as Vintage Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Chewbacca, Lando and R2D2, Set of 4 Titanium Vehicles Series 1, Next Monday Episode III Myo, Dannik Jerriko, Feltipern Trevagg, Sandtrooper, Scout Trooper and Stormtrooper, Jedi Council Scene Pack 3 and 4, Kubricks Series 3 set of 6, singles (chase and Series 2 are still available!, 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted Han Solo Kotobukiya and lots more!
        Head on over to Action-HQ to check it all out.

    Tatooine Galactic Heroes at Hasbro

    Posted by Pete | November 11, 2004 at 11:29 AM EDT |

        Hasbro released official images of the new line of Galactic Heroes revolving around the Tatooine theme for early next year. The wave includes Luke Jedi & Gamorrean Guard, Lando Skiff & Skiff Guard and Tusken Raider & Jawa 2-packs. Click here to read the whole story.

    New Jedi Temple Poll Starts Today

    Posted by Mike | November 11, 2004 at 11:27 AM EDT |

        We have started a new Jedi Temple Poll today. The question this time is, Who do you think will be the first Jedi to die in Episode 3? Make sure to check out the left side of our site to cast your vote!
        Here are the results from the last Poll, which asked, Have You Made Plans To See Return Of The Sith?

  • I'm Going To Wait Till The Day Of To Make My Plans -33 Votes
  • Yes, I already Took The Day Before And After Off Of Work -28 Votes
  • Never, Lucas Already Has Gotten Enough Of My Money! -14 Votes
  • Yes, I am Camping Out 2 Weeks Prior -8 Votes
  • Gentle Giant Holo Sith Lord Bust-Ups

    Posted by Mike | November 11, 2004 at 11:25 AM EDT |

        Gentle Giant, has announced the release of an exclusive 2 pack of bust-ups, featuring a Holographic Darth Vader and Darth Maul.
        To check out how to get a hold of these online exclusives click on the thumbnail below:

    Kotobukiya Yoda From Original Trilogy

    Posted by Mike | November 11, 2004 at 11:24 AM EDT |

        The Official Site, StarWars.com, announced the release of a Kotobukiya Yoda from the Original Trilogy.
        The pre-painted vinyl model stands 5 inches tall, and features Yoda from his time on Dagobah. Also something worth pointing out is that the model is priced at $50, obviously judging from the size of the model.
        To check out the newspost click on the image below:

    Toyfellas.com Announcement

    Posted by Mike | November 11, 2004 at 11:23 AM EDT |

        Hello from ToyFellas.com, New In Stock:

           Luke X-Wing Pilot Mini Bust $44.99
           LOTR King Elendil Bust $49.99

        Remember save with our discounts until 12/12/04.

    E3 Teaser Posters Arriving, With Problems

    Posted by Mike | November 10, 2004 at 11:19 AM EDT |

        Just a heads up to anyone that ordered the E3 Teaser Poster from the Star Wars Shop. Make sure to check your posters! After letting mine sit for a few days, I finally took it out to admire it, only to find that it was damaged. Upon talking to fellow staffer Chuck, he too found his poster was damaged. When we told Pete, he took a look at his poster, and yes, his was damaged as well.
        Fearing that this was more than mere coincidence, Pete posted in our forums of the problems, and yes, Forum Member AceFace, looked at his poster and found his was damaged as well! The forum thread can be found HERE!
        From the looks of the packaging, the posters should be arriving in good shape, but looks can be deceiving! The tubes that the posters are rolled up and placed into do not stop the posters from sliding back and forth, this could be cause for the damage on the edges. However, it also looks like someone was less than patient with trying to get the posters in, as Chuck and Petes posters were at some point bent, leaving a crease.
        Make sure to check the posters out when you get them. Also, follow the instructions that came with the poster as to how to return it! If you email the Star Wars Shop, you will get an email that says the exact same thing that is printed on the paper. Here are some images of my poster:

         

    The Vintage Mix & Match Drawing Has Begun!

    Posted by Mike | November 08, 2004 at 11:18 AM EDT |

         That's right, we have started our first contest/drawing here at the JTA.com. The Vintage Mix & Match has officially started. The prizes? We are giving away 3 StarWarsShop.com Exlcusive Holographic Emperor's.
         How do you get a shot at one of these exclusive figures? All the info that you will need to enter the drawing is in our FORUMS. If you want to check it out, and get in on the action, click HERE!

    BriansToys.com Newsletter #280

    Posted by Chuck | November 07, 2004 at 11:16 AM EDT |

         There is lots of great stuff back in stock this week plus a few really awesome new items. Series 3 Kubricks are now in stock. This wave includes Han Carbonite, a Jawa, Wicket, C-3PO, Lando and an AT-AT Driver. We also have the 2 chase figures in stock, the Han Solo from Carbonite Block and the Vinyl Cape Jawa. We do have sets available so be sure to check out these cute little figures on our website.

    Read the full newsletter at Brians Toys website! There's many hot items to be found!

    Clone Strike: Luminara Unduli

    Posted by Pete | November 06, 2004 at 11:15 AM EDT |

         WOTC updates their site with a new Clone Strike preview. We will be seeing Luminara Unduli in the next Star Wars miniatures set. Keep your browsers turned to JTA for the latest on the Star Wars miniatures by Wizards. Click the image to view the article.

    Toyfellas News

    Posted by Chuck | November 06, 2004 at 11:12 AM EDT |

         New in stock is the Obi-Wan Kenobi Maquette from Gentle Giant Studious for $75.99. We will be receiving the Luke Skywalker X-Wing Mini Bust in very soon.

    Don't forget, Toyfellas discounts are still available too:

    You can buy both and save with our discounts below.

    DISCOUNTS UNTIL 12/12/04
    10% OFF ALL ORDERS $30.00 OR MORE.
    15% OFF ALL ORDERS $60.00 OR MORE.
    20% OFF ALL ORDERS $100.00 OR MORE."

    Jango Fett Chrome Bust Available at StarWarsShop!

    Posted by Chuck | November 06, 2004 at 11:11 AM EDT |

        Previously available only as an MBNA exclusive, this Gentle Giant all chrome bust is now available at StarWarsShop.com. Supplies are limited so order yours fast!

    ACPin Presents: Theed Courtyard

    Posted by Chuck | November 06, 2004 at 11:10 AM EDT |

         Our friends over at ACPin gave us their latest update: Theed Courtyard.

         The Neimoidians randomly change the location of their residence in the city of Theed during the occupation of Naboo to counteract any possibility of raids by the rebels. A contingent of battle droids are deployed around the residence for protective measures.

    New Checklists Added to the Archives

    Posted by Chuck | November 05, 2004 at 11:06 AM EDT |

        Having trouble figuring out what you are missing from the POTF2 and POTJ lines? That should no longer be a problem! We have added detailed checklists for both of these extensive lines to help guide you on this daunting mission. Both checklists are in a printable PDF format.
         All of our main guides now have detailed checklists to help collectors make sense of the massive amount of toys available to collect. All checklists can be found at the top of each guide.

    It's HERE! The Trailer Is Here!

    Posted by Mike | November 04, 2004 at 11:06 AM EDT |

        The Teaser Trailer is finally here, and all I can say is WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW!
        If you haven't seen it yet, I have written a shot by shot description in our forums, so head on over and check it out by clicking HERE.
        BEWARE! Massive Spoilers Ahead!. Make sure to sign up in the forums to tell us what you think of the Trailer.... WOW!

    Anakin, Padme, And Palpatine Pics

    Posted by Mike | November 03, 2004 at 11:04 AM EDT |

        As we reported earlier this week about the E3 Yoda pic on the Official Site, there is yet 2 more now. The pics are being posted in anticipation of tomorrows debut of the Teaser Trailer for E3. Once again the pics are found in the flash rotation.
        This time we get a look at Padme and Anakin in close quarters, and a pic of Palpatine as he seems to look down at something or someone with quite the facial expression.
        Don't want to clear your cache or log out to see the palpatine pic? Then check them both out in our FORUMS. The smug look on Palpatines face is well worth it! BEWARE, possible spoilers ahead!
        Also, do not forget that the Teaser Trailer does make it's debut on Hyperspace tomorrow. Not a Member? Sign up Here!

    Unleashed, Or Is It Re-Unleashed?

    Posted by Mike | November 03, 2004 at 11:03 AM EDT |

        Hasbro has given us another update today, this time they are posting news about the Unleashed line.
        The figures they are centering on today have all been released in previous years, they are not just in the neat new packaging. Mace, Dooku, and Vader are there to take a peek at by clicking on the thumbnail below:

    KSWCC Meeting This Weekend

    Posted by Chuck | November 03, 2004 at 11:01 AM EDT |

        The Kentucky Star Wars Collecting Club is having their monthly meeting this Saturday. If you live in (or near) Kentucky, be sure to stop by the KSWCC Web Site and see if this is something you might be interested in.
        These collectors are a great group and are always willing to help a fellow collector out! Alot of trading, buying, and selling goes on so be sure to bring any extra goodies you have...there's always a bounty to be had at these meetings!

    Toyfellas.com Offering Discounts

    Posted by Mike | November 02, 2004 at 11:00 AM EDT |

        The fine people at ToyFellas.com are offering discounts on orders of different price ranges.
        Receive the following discounts until December 12th 2004:

       10% OFF ALL ORDERS $30.00 OR MORE.
       15% OFF ALL ORDERS $60.00 OR MORE.
       20% OFF ALL ORDERS $100.00 OR MORE.

    EE.com Has Clone Wars Obi Wan Maquette

    Posted by Mike | November 02, 2004 at 10:59 AM EDT |

        Entertainment Earth has the Clone Wars Obi Wan Kenobi Maquette on sale now for $79.99.
        The Maquette is of Obi Wan in his Clone Trooper armor, as he was seen in the Cartoon Network "Clone Wars" series. The statue is 8 inches tall, and limited to 2,500 pieces worldwide.

    15" OTC Chewbacca @ Hasbro.com

    Posted by Mike | November 02, 2004 at 10:56 AM EDT |

        Hasbro has updated their site today with a pic of the KB Toys exclusive 15" OTC Chewbacca.
        Chewbacca comes with his bowcaster, and his signature bandolier, not to mention he comes packaged in the Retro Styled OTC packaging. To check out the detailed pic and the description click on the image below:

    Technical Difficulties

    Posted by Mike | November 02, 2004 at 10:55 AM EDT |

        Please excuse our technical difficulties right now. We are in the middle of a server switch, and some parts of the site will not work until the transfer is complete, and we have made the necessary adjustments to the new server. We appreciate your patience!

    Revenge Of The Sith Pic "Hidden" On StarWars.com

    Posted by Mike | November 01, 2004 at 10:54 AM EDT |

        For those of you that have noticed, and for those of you that have not, there is a Picture of Yoda from Revenge Of The Sith "hidden" on the Official Site.
        Well, the picture is not exactly hidden, it is in the Hypersapce flash rotation on the front page. In order to see it, you have to clear out your cache and reload the site. For some reason if you sign in, you get a different pic in the place of Yoda (a pic of Anakin). If you would like to see the pic without having to empty your cache, check it out in our FORUMS. But BEWARE, possible spoilers ahead!

    Star Wars Miniatures Update

    Posted by Mike | November 01, 2004 at 10:53 AM EDT |

         This weekend Wizards Of The Coast updated their miniatures site with a few articles.
         First they posted a transcript of their chat with Rob Watkins. The chat was held on October 21st, and covered many questions some of the fans had about the Miniatures game. To check it our click HERE.
         Next they posted preview #3 for Rebel Storm Ultimate Missions. This mission titled, "Rebel Storm's Endor Speeder Chase", centers around the speeder chase on Endor, which means we get a new gameplay mat. Also make sure to check out the Jedi Counseling 52, which is a Q&A for various Star Wars products from WOTC. For this session they covered a few gameplay issues, the one about the Emperor's Force Lightning ability is especially notable.
         Their final update was yet another preview of the upcoming Clone Strike expansion set. This time around we get a look at another fringe character, the Ishi Tib Scout. To check him out click on the thumbnail below:


     
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