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February 2005

Visual Guide Update - Clone Strike Miniatures

Posted by Mike | February 28, 2005 at 01:20 PM EDT |

     With Episode 3 right around the corner, and a little bit of a lull in the hunt for action figures, we are taking the time to start filling the gaps in our guides, and on top of that bring some more guides online. Today we have a small update to the Clone Strike Miniatures Visual Guide. Darth Sidious and the Dwarf Spider Droid have been added.

     
     

Episode III Vehicles at Hasbro

Posted by Pete | February 27, 2005 at 01:19 PM EDT |

     And more toy reports from Hasbro on a Sunday! Head on over to see some Revenge of the Sith vehicles in the likes of Anakin and Obi-Wan's Starfighters, the Droid Tri-fighter and Grievous’ Wheel Bike.

Brian's Toys Newsletter #296

Posted by Pete | February 27, 2005 at 01:18 PM EDT |

     Check out what is in Brian's Toys Newsletter #296: Now in stock, the Attakus Darth Vader II for $999.99. A huge selection of Vintage AFA carded figures also just arrived this week. The latest wave of Unleashed should be arriving this coming week, pre-order yours today. The Gentle Giant Han Stormtrooper Mini-Bust is now in stock along with the Kotobukiya Darth Vader.

Episode III Deluxe Figures at Hasbro

Posted by Pete | February 26, 2005 at 01:17 PM EDT |

     It must be a special year if Hasbro makes a Saturday update...highlighing the Revenge of the Sith Deluxe figures is the the order of the day...

New Art Books From Chronicle Books

Posted by Pete | February 26, 2005 at 01:15 PM EDT |

     More great books are coming our way this year that will help chonicle the Star Wars saga. First, The Star Wars Poster Book, will feature more than 300 of the most vivid Star Wars posters including those form the Origianl Trilogy, Prequel Trilogy and varients and forigen posters of all kinds! The book is written by Stephen J. Sansweet and Peter Vilmur.
     Then, as a follow up to the 1977 Star Wars Chronicles is Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels written by Stephen J. Sansweet and Pablo Hidalgo. This book goes into an explation of the Star Wars universe that existis during Episodes I, II and III and is sure to be full of great information for cover to cover! Read more about both of thse books at the Official Site.

More Episode III at Hasbro

Posted by Pete | February 26, 2005 at 01:14 PM EDT |

     The updates keep coming from Hasbro this time with a look at the BARC Speeder and Obi-Wan with his Boga.

Celebration III Updates

Posted by Pete | February 26, 2005 at 01:14 PM EDT |

     While Anthony Daniels will be unavaliable to be the host of Celebration as he was for the first two, the job will be given to someone who is no less capable of doing the job than our favorite protocol droid...Jay Laga'aia will put aside his duties as Captain Typho to take command of the ballroom! Read al the details at Official Site
     In other news from Celebration III there is the additon of fifteen more of your favorite stars signing at the event! Click right here to seea full list of all the additional celebrities that will be in Indianapolis this April!

New Unleashed At EntertainmentEarth.com

Posted by Mike | February 26, 2005 at 01:13 PM EDT |

     EntertainmentEarth.com now has the next assortment in the Unleashed Collection for order. Aurra Sing, IG-88, and the Imperial Stormtrooper are now up and in stock. Click on the thumbnail below to order yours:

Star Wars Unleashed Asst. 12 Set

Jango Fett Chrome Bust Available at StarWarsShop

Posted by Chuck | February 25, 2005 at 01:12 PM EDT |

     If you missed this the first time it was offered, hurry over and snag it, because it probably won't last long. Previously available only as an MBNA exclusive, this Gentle Giant all chrome bust is again available at StarWarsShop.com. Supplies are limited so order yours fast!

More Episode III Figures at Hasbro

Posted by Pete | February 25, 2005 at 01:11 PM EDT |

     After Tuesdays release of 11 Collection 1 images, Hasbro follows up with 11 figures from Collection 2 featuring the core characters from Revenge of the Sith that have multiple points of articulation and super detailing!

Galaxy of Stars in Sommerset UK - Guest Update

Posted by Pete | February 25, 2005 at 01:10 PM EDT |

     The Galaxy of Stars event this April 19 has a added even more guests today...this time in the likes of a fuzzy little Ewok named Wicket blayed by Warick Davis and John Fensom, who one of the more proper of the protocol droids. Don't forget to make your plans for this great event!!

Action HQ Special

Posted by Pete | February 25, 2005 at 01:10 PM EDT |

     For you selected members only, take advantage of our Star Wars distributors overstock sale where you can get Revenge of the Sith Sneak Preview figures at a super discount!
     Set of 4 - General Grevious, Tion Medon, R4-G9 and Wookie Warrior for just $26+shipping!
     Set of 2 - General Grevious and Wookie Warrior for just $13+shipping!
     You must use/click on the links above to get this discount! Offer expires March 7, 2005 or while supplies last.

Panel to Panel Coffee Table Book

Posted by Pete | February 24, 2005 at 01:08 PM EDT |

     The Star Wars SHop has an exciting new product in the store...the Star Wars: Panel to Panel Coffee Table Book.
     The book celebrates the best and brightest talents that have illustrated for Dark Horse's 14-year run of Star Wars comics and graphic novels, devoting nearly 190 full color pages to showcase the finest in Star Wars illustration. Published here for the first time are the original artworks, unfettered by title graphics, snipes, blurbs, and barcodes, appearing as they would have right from the artist's studio.
     For comic readers, those who love the art of Star Wars and really everyone else, this is one book that you should not miss out on.

Hasbro Reveals Episode III Figures

Posted by Pete | February 24, 2005 at 01:07 PM EDT |

     At long last Hasbro has finally released official images of the Revenge of the Sith line starting off with 11 figures from Collection 1!

Bad Boys Signing at Celebration III

Posted by Pete | February 24, 2005 at 01:06 PM EDT |

     The bad boys of Star Wars will be signing at Celebration III this April...Jeremy Bullock (Boba Fett - OT), David Prowse (Darth Vader), Ray Park (Darth Maul) and Daniel Logan (Baba Fett - AOTC) will all be siging at the huge event and be taking the stage to talk about their persohnal Star Wars experiece. Read all about it at the Official Site

2005 TRU & Target Exclusive Figures!

Posted by Pete | February 23, 2005 at 01:05 PM EDT |

     The boys Down Under have hit paydirt with images of a TRU Exclusive Holographic Yoda and a Target Eclusive Lava. Head over to Mousedroid.com to check out the loose and carded images!


Entertainment Earth Reminder

Posted by Pete | February 23, 2005 at 01:01 PM EDT |

     Pre-Order your Anakin Episode III 1:2 Scale Saber Replica from Revenge of the Sith at Entertainment Earth! It is constructed of machined aluminum and injection molded plastic with a brushed metal finish and black and copper accent...a sure bright spot to any collection!

Anakin Episode III 1:2 Scale Saber Replica

Toy Fair 2005 - Gentle Giant

Posted by Mike | February 22, 2005 at 01:00 PM EDT |

     Making yet another update tonight to our 2005 Toy Fair Coverage, we have added Gentle Giant to the list. Gentle Giant did not allow pictures to be taken, but, they did supply us with a CD-Rom with some pictures. I decided to do the commentary with the pictures all at once, thus the reason it has taken a little longer for us to get Gentle Giant images up.
     Gentle Giant has quite a bit on tap this year, I am sure there will be more coming as well, especially seeing this is a movie year. Many Thanks to the folks at Gentle Giant for having us! Also many thanks for the free Boba Fett Bust-Up they gave out, you can check that out in the our coverage! Click on the image below to take a look!


ROTS Cheez-It's!

Posted by Mike | February 21, 2005 at 12:55 PM EDT |

     As I was at my local grocery market today, I found an interesting Episode 3 product tie in. Cheez-it's now have a "Limited Edition" Episode 3 Packaging on them. On the front is a picture of R2-D2, and on the back is a collage of E3 characters, as well as a short description for the final Star Wars movie. Beware, the description might be spoilerish to some!
     Also of note is that on the side panel is an offer for an E3 poster. The poster is of a close-up of the Vader mask, with the Anakin vs. Obi Wan duel being reflected in one of the eyes. It is $2.99 with 2 UPCs and the order form which is located inside the box. Click on the images below to check it out. Beware, the one marked spoiler is the one with the readable text, so some may want to avoid it:

   
   

Toy Fair 2005 - LEGO Video Game

Posted by Mike | February 21, 2005 at 12:55 PM EDT |

     At the LEGO V.I.P. Gala Event, they had a team from Eidos showing off the yet to be released Lego Star Wars Video Game. We were allowed to play the game and watch as others demo'ed it. I have to say it was a pretty darn cool little game. The graphics were cool, and kept with the look of the Lego Mini-Figs that so many like.
     The Eidos/LEGO team made a CD-Rom Press kit available for the Gala. This CD-Rom is rich with Hi-Res Images. I have compiled the Images here for our readers viewing pleasure! Click On the Logo below!


LEGO Revealed at Toy Fair

Posted by Pete | February 21, 2005 at 12:52 PM EDT |

     The Official Site now has images and the details up of the 2005 LEGO line that includes 11 new sets...and a Star Wars LEGO mini-movie on the Cartoon Network...Click here to read all about it.

Disney Star Wars Weekends

Posted by Pete | February 21, 2005 at 12:51 PM EDT |

     The 2005 Star Wars Weekends schedule has been announced over at the Official Site, so head on over to read all that they have in store for you in Florida this year!

Toy Fair 2005 - LEGO

Posted by Mike | February 20, 2005 at 12:50 PM EDT |

     We now have our complete Image Gallery up for what we saw at the V.I.P. Gala Event at LEGO. LEGO has some awesome stuff coming out this year. Obviously most of what you will see is Episode 3 themed, however, there is one piece from the Original Trilogy that is just going to blow you away! If you have no clue what I am talking about, make sure to check out the last set of images on our LEGO Image Gallery!
     Click on the image below to check it out! Thanks Again LEGO!!!


Toy Fair 2005 - LEGO V.I.P. Gala Gift

Posted by Mike | February 20, 2005 at 12:49 PM EDT |

     Many, Many Thanks goes out to the fine people at LEGO for having us at their event! We appreciate it! Also, LEGO had their own Toy Fair Exclusive that they gave away to the attendees of the V.I.P. Gala Event. that being their Darth Vader Transformation (#7251) set. The set itself is the same that will be on the store shelves this April. However, what makes this special is that the set is incased in a special 2005 V.I.P. Gala Case! From what I understand there were only around 55 of these made for the event. Very Cool indeed!!
     Check out the images below.

           

Toy Fair 2005 - LEGO

Posted by Pete | February 20, 2005 at 12:48 PM EDT |

     It is time to check out the cool images from LEGO...there will be more on the way, but just click on the Toy Fair image below to get a look at what is in store so far and check back later for more images!


Hasbro Star Wars Press Kit

Posted by Mike | February 20, 2005 at 12:46 PM EDT |

     Well, one of the perks of trekking to NYC for Toy Fair, and the long hours of covering and posting the coverage for the events is the SWAG. A couple of years ago, Hasbro handed out the first round of Toy Fair Vaders to attendees of their exhibit, this year I think they outdid themselves.
     This year they incorporated the upcoming Episode 3 movie into the press release kit, and what we got is an awesome Collectible. The Press Kit Features figures that will be available later this year when the E3 line is released. When in it's closed position the press kit has a picture of Anakin, with the caption "A young Jedi named Anakin Skywalker was seduced by the dark side of the Force...". In the bubble is encased an E3 Anakin figure. However, when you open the flap to take the press kit notes out, the figure in the bubble rotates and on the other side is an E3 Darth Vader figure! The art on the opened flap is of Vaders Helmet above molten lava.

Check out the pics below:

     


Also make sure to check out our Hasbro Toy Fair Image Gallery by clicking HERE!

Brian's Toys Newsletter #295

Posted by Pete | February 20, 2005 at 12:44 PM EDT |

     Check out what is in Brian's Toys Newsletter #295: Attakus Yoda from AOTC now in stock. Anakin's Jedi Starfighter from ROTS will be shipping next week. AFA Graded Unleashed figures now in stock. Holiday Jawas and Medicon 12" Luke Jedi still available. Just in, a POTF2 loose Action Fleet E-Wing. Lots of Vintage Vehicles and Playsets still in stock with lots of AFA carded figures to be added soon. Family Guy series 2 is now available for pre-order. GIJOE 40th Anniversary Wave to now back in stock, the set of 4 is available for $149.99.

Toy Fair 2005 - Hasbro

Posted by Mike | February 19, 2005 at 12:42 PM EDT |

     It's Here, we are currently adding pictures, so check back often to see what's new! We are starting with Hasbro! Click on the Thumbnail to check it out!

Toy Fair Sneak Peek

Posted by Pete | February 18, 2005 at 12:41 PM EDT |

     So...been itching to see what will be at Toy Fair New York this weekend? head on over to the Official Site and get a quick peek at what Hasbro will be presentingthis weekend and then come back tommorow evening to get more personalized coverage right here at the Jedi Temple Archives!!

Comics at the Star Wars Shop

Posted by Pete | February 18, 2005 at 12:40 PM EDT |

     All right all you comic and non-comic fans alike...now's the time to head over to the Star Wars Shop and get buying! An exclusive cover has been made for the SWS edition of the Revenge of the Sith hardcover book that you can buy both signed or unsigned by the artist, Warren Fu!
     Also on tap today are the Star Wars: Visionaries compilation of short stories, and so you don't forget what time to be at all of the cool events at CIII, you can pick up a way cool Limited Edition Clone Wars Watch! Head on over to the StarWarsShop.com today!

Sideshow Vader

Posted by Pete | February 18, 2005 at 12:40 PM EDT |

     So, who's not a Vader fan? And who here just wouldn't love to have a Darth Vader Sideshow Statue added to thier collection? Well...today is your lucky day...head on over to the Star Wars Shop where the 20" Darth Vader Statue with Mouse Droid is up for pre-order...this is sure to be a hot item and they are limited to only, so don't think twice...order now before they are sold out!

Official Site Survey

Posted by Pete | February 18, 2005 at 12:39 PM EDT |

     Ever want to let the Official Site know what your opinion is of how good things are, or what improvements you might like to see? Well, just click here and take thier survey which asks you questions from how you like the site design, content and how Hyperspace is run!
     Once you are done with that, you'll have the chance to take a similar survey for the Star Wars Shop! This is your chance to say what you think, so be honest and be fair and they'll be striving to do thier best to make it your site!

Star Wars Mouse Pads At StarWarsShop.com

Posted by Mike | February 17, 2005 at 12:37 PM EDT |

     StarWarsShop.com has a bunch of Star Wars Themed Mouse Pads up for sale. You can choose from 5 that feature Yoda, The Sith, Vader, Anime styled Luke and Leia, and a Anime Styled Yoda and Vader.

Hasbro Toy Fair Press Release

Posted by Pete | February 17, 2005 at 12:36 PM EDT |

     Here is a little something to get the blood pumping this morning...Hasbro has issued a press release to start to outline what will be out for show this weekend in New York. Here is just a bit of what to expect of the comprehensive line of toys and games based on the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith:
  • Darth Vader Voice Changer - Approximate Retail Price: $29.99
  • Electronic Lightsabers - Approximate Retail Price: $19.99
  • Star Wars Force Battlers - Approximate Retail Price: $9.99
         Full coverage of this years Toy Fair can be found right here, at the Jedi Temple Archives all weekend long!
  • LEGO Toy Fair Press Release

    Posted by Pete | February 17, 2005 at 12:35 PM EDT |

         The way cool folks over at Action-Figure.com have a sneak peek of what to expect from LEGO this weekend at Toy Fair International in New York...hop on over to read it for yourself, beware of spoilers...then, once you have your curiosity peaked, head back here for full Toy Fair Coverage this weekend!

    Kotobukiya Magnets at the Star Wars Shop

    Posted by Pete | February 17, 2005 at 12:34 PM EDT |

         StarWarsShop.com has some cool merchandise that was only available only in Japan...a cool set of sculpted character magnets, and now, they are available exclusively in the U.S. through StarWarsShop.com!!
         Each magnet features a highly accurate 3-dimensional likeness of seven different Star Wars characters from the artisans at Kotobukiya, sculptors of the ever-popular line of Star Wars vinyl statues. Magnets measure about two inches tall and include Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, TIE Fighter Pilot, Tusken Raider, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Jawa...and you'll also receive an 8th magnet that could be the "secret" magnet! Head on over to the StarWarsShop.com and order yours today!

    The Joiner King First Look

    Posted by Pete | February 17, 2005 at 12:33 PM EDT |

         The Dark Nest trilogy by author Troy Denning is set to be released on July 26 and The Joiner King will be kicking off the series with a bang! Head on over to The Official Site to take a first look at the cover art by Cliff Nielsen. Included as a special bonus will be the short story Ylesia by Walter Jon Williams, previously only available in ebook format.

    Code 3 AT-ST at the Star Wars Shop

    Posted by Pete | February 17, 2005 at 12:32 PM EDT |

         The Star Wars Shop has the brand new Limited Edition AT-ST Die Cast Replica with Acrylic Case up for pre-order now. Features include a removable right side panel and top entry hatch that exposes the interior of the cockpit, including 2 AT-ST pilots and detailed control panel; Rotating front twin blaster cannons, concussion launcher, and light blaster cannon; Head portion that rotates side to side and up and down; Command viewports that open and close; Custom felt covered wood base with pewter plate; Collectors patch; Certificate of Authenticity -- signed by President of Lucas Licensing Howard Roffman and President of Code 3 Collectibles Arnie Rubin.

    Entertainment Earth Reminder

    Posted by Pete | February 17, 2005 at 12:31 PM EDT |

         New items keep pouring in to Entertainment Earth...hop on over to order your IG-88 Mini Bust or Die Cast AT-ST Replica. Both are fantastic items that eveyone should add to thier collection!

    Toy Fair 2005 Coverage

    Posted by Mike | February 16, 2005 at 12:29 PM EDT |

         As many know, this is the time of year that the International Toy Fair is usually held in New York City. This year being no different the event is scheduled for February 20th to the 22nd.

    JediTempleArchives.com has been lucky enough to get invites to a few of the major Star Wars License holders. We look forward to bringing you pics, news, and info from Hasbro, Lego, and Gentle Giant, on what to expect this movie year.
    To wet your appetite, we have a special Visual Guide of the invitation that LEGO sent out to the people it invited to their 2005 Star Wars VIP Gala. It is of an Episode 3 Anakin with light-up lightsaber. To check it out click on the image below, and make sure to come back this Saturday Night (February 19th) when our coverage begins!

    Kotobukiya Scout Trooper At StarWarsShop.com!

    Posted by Mike | February 14, 2005 at 12:28 PM EDT |

         StarWarsShop.com now has the Kotobukiya 7 1/2" Scout Trooper up for pre-order. It is not set to ship till May, but, you can make sure yours is ordered!

    BeJedi DeAgostini Write-Up

    Posted by Pete | February 14, 2005 at 12:27 PM EDT |

         Our good buddies over at BeJedi.com have written an article about the magazine that is included with the Darth Vader DeAgostini figure. I was lucky enough to meet up with BarbarianJ when he was in town last weekend and now we're even luckier to be able to point you to this article so you can read more about these cool sets and get the full picture of what they are all about!

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #294

    Posted by Pete | February 14, 2005 at 12:26 PM EDT |

         Brian's Toys Newsletter #294 is out and full of great stuff including pre-orders on the new Episode III Master Replicas, to Revenge of the Sith preview figures, OTC Carded figure, Gentle Giant Bust-Ups Holographic Sith Lord 2-Pack and Dewback and Sandtrooper statue. To check out the entire newsletter and all the great stuff inside just click HERE.

    EIII Images Galore!

    Posted by Pete | February 14, 2005 at 12:25 PM EDT |

         It's time to head out to Sandtroopers.com again to check out the updated list of images that they have for the upcoming Episode III stuff including loads of figures, weapons and even the Galactic Heroes! And remember, Spoilers warnings apply!

    Tsunami Relief Skywalker Ranch Style

    Posted by Pete | February 12, 2005 at 12:24 PM EDT |

         Here is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will also help out the December tsunami victims...a chance to see the screening of at Skywalker Ranch!!
         This at eBay auction is being run my MTV and Unicef and includes ticket for you and your best friend (or me) to go to the TRL celebrity screening of Revenge of the Sith and then hang out with the stars at the TRL show taping and after-party. Thanks to Dan for the tip!!

    Planeta DeAgostini Vader

    Posted by Pete | February 11, 2005 at 12:22 PM EDT |

         Well, there may not be that much on the pegs here in Europe, but if you take a walk to your favorite Spanish news stand you'll find some cool Star Wars stuff. Planeta DeAgostini, publishers of the Star Wars Fact Files a while back, are now producing lead, hand painted figures.
         The first in the series is Darth Vader and he stands just under 2 inches (5cm). He is finely detailed and painted and weighs in heavier than your standard preview Wookie Warrior! The figure comes with a 20 page booklet that gives you some background information on the Dark Lord. This first installment of the figures costs just 3.99 Euro (about $5.25)
         Additonal figures can be bought by purchasing the subscription and then 2 additional figures will arrive each month at your door for just 10 Euro.

       

    EIII Images Galore!

    Posted by Pete | February 11, 2005 at 12:21 PM EDT |

         Our pals over at Sandtroopers.com have some cool images of some upcoming Episode III figures including what we can expect to see in the Deluxe line, 12" line and the Titanium series...head on over and take a peek if...that is, if you don't mind the Spoilers!

    More Episode 3 Products Announced

    Posted by Mike | February 10, 2005 at 12:19 PM EDT |

         StarWars.com featured a few updates for some more Revenge Of The Sith products set to hit retailers very soon!
         Get ready for some reading this year, as there are more than enough books slated to hit stores. With the announcement of more activity books, reference books, and story books, there is something for most everyone. Click on the thumbnail below to check it out:


         Also, the Episode 3 licensing beast has started, so with that we are sure to see store shelves covered with images of Vader warped in flames. This is the case for 2 of those licenses that StarWars.com introduced last night.
         The Tee-Shirt company known as Freeze makes its return to Star Wars with line of Shirts. Many representing different forms of the Sith Lord Vader, and many of their shirts will feature enhancements to the graphics such as glow in the dark, and Chrome Foil.



         Finally, we got a look at what some kids will be taking with them to school starting in April. Once again the prevailing theme is Vader in flames. Backpacks, notebooks, and light-up pens are just a few of the items available from Thermos, and Accessory Network:

    Polis Massan Images

    Posted by Pete | February 10, 2005 at 12:18 PM EDT |

         Chris over at The Jawa found images of Polis Massan over at OzFigures.com. Click the image below to jump Down Under to check it out...as usual these days, Spoiler warnings do apply, so think before you click!

    Imperial Inspection at Shop@Home

    Posted by Pete | February 10, 2005 at 12:16 PM EDT |

         The Emperor has arrived to inspect the new Death Star! Imperial forces stand at attention as Darth Vader meets the Emperor at his Imperial Shuttle. Recreate the Death Star hangar with a cargo vehicle and command station with moving crane! Protected by his Royal Guards, Emperor Palpatine is sure that no Rebels will disrupt his evil plans. The set includes 10 minifigures in all: Emperor, Darth Vader, 2 Royal Guards, 2 Imperial Officers and 4 Stormtroopers and features moving wings and a removable passenger compartment.

    Hasbro Banks on ROTS to Make Their 2005

    Posted by Pete | February 10, 2005 at 12:15 PM EDT |

         Here's just a short read about Hasbro and their outlook on how Revenge of the Sith will effect their bottom line this year. Thanks to Falcon at the NJSWCC for the head up on this one!

    Hi Res Chopper Droid Images

    Posted by Pete | February 10, 2005 at 12:15 PM EDT |

         We've got some Hi Res images of the Chopper Droid that appeared on eBay just a while ago. The first 2 images are of the front of the package and the 3rd is of the back...which, of course, includes even more images of figures to come!
         ** Warning - Major Spoilers **.

       

    Stunning EIII Basic Figure Images

    Posted by Pete | February 10, 2005 at 12:14 PM EDT |

         The good guys over at Galactic Hunter have some stunning Hi Res images of four of the upcoming Revenge of the Sith basic figures. Collectors won't be dissapointed a bit when they see the level of craftsmanship and detail that are going into this line. Minor SPOILER warnings apply.

    UPDATE!!Even more awesome Hi Res images can be seen here AND here!!

    Koto Scout Trooper

    Posted by Pete | February 09, 2005 at 12:13 PM EDT |

         The Star Wars Kotobukiya line will be adding another fan favorite later this year in the likes of the Imperial Scout Trooper! This model kit as the other, comes ready to snap fit togehter to create one of the more finely detailed pieces on the market today. It is scheduled for release in the middle of May.

    New Star Wars TCG and Miniatures

    Posted by Pete | February 09, 2005 at 12:11 PM EDT |

         The Official Site is just rolling out information these days...Today it is about the great new TCG and Miniatures that will be on deck later this year.
         The Star Wars TCG game will have 2 brand new sets coming out later this year starting off with the Revenge of the Sith edition this April 2. That set will be followed up with the release of the Rise of the Empire set on August 5.
         Star Wars Miniatures will continue their hot streak of success with 2 sets of figures as well this year! The Revenge of the Sith line will be released in April and contain 60 new figures and in September anothe 60 sgures willbe released in the Universe line. The line also introduces a big (and we mean BIG) new aspect to the game!
         Check it all out, complete with images at the Official Site.

    Entertainment Earth Reminder

    Posted by Pete | February 09, 2005 at 12:10 PM EDT |

         Entertainment Earth keep packing it in! Hop on over and place a pre-order for Episode III 1:2 Scale Saber Replicas that belong to Anakin and Obi-Wan and much more Episode III merchandise!

    More EIII Figures!

    Posted by Pete | February 09, 2005 at 12:06 PM EDT |

         eBay seller shepard_ofthe_night has images of what is described as a Chopper Droid. Major SPOILERS apply here, so do NOT click on if you want to remain spoiler free!

    Epidose III Board Games

    Posted by Pete | February 08, 2005 at 12:04 PM EDT |

         Game On! No, we're not talking about hockey, at least not his year...we are talking about playing board games Star Wars style! Hasbro will be offering up 5 new games this year covering the whole Star Wars Saga. The selection of games includes Trivial Pursuit DVD Star Wars Saga Edition Game, Star Wars Lightsaber Battle Game, Monopoly Game Star Wars Saga Edition, Risk Star Wars Game and Star Wars Saga Edition Chess Set. Read all about them at the Official Site.

    Ray Park Helps Out Tsunami Victims

    Posted by Pete | February 08, 2005 at 12:03 PM EDT |

         Ray Park is helping out the the victims of December's terrible tsunami by auctioning off over 50 packages of photographs and figures signed by him. All proceeds will go to Knights Bridge International Through Their Tsunami Relief Fund.
         Each package contains an autographed figure (variesper auction), an Darth Maul photo from Ray Park personalized to you, a hand signed letter from him to thank you for the purchase and a photo of him signing the items you are bidding on. Head on over to eBay and help Ray help others

    Party Right with Epidose III Gear

    Posted by Pete | February 08, 2005 at 12:01 PM EDT |

         The Official Site has images of the brand new Revenge of the Sith party-ware being presented by Hallmark this year. Included among the festive array are Darth Vader plates, masks, streamers, and blowouts, or for young Padawans, Yoda cups, napkins, thank you cards, and more! Don't be caught partying the old fashion way, read the scoop to so you'll know how to serve up ice cream only the way Lord Vader would.

    Star Wars Buttons and Keychains

    Posted by Pete | February 08, 2005 at 12:00 PM EDT |

         This April will bring Star Wars goodies of all types. C&D Visionary will be producing retro and new style buttons and more. Included int he new line of great merchansdise will be 12 new air fresheners for the rear-view mirror, 15 buttons, 20 stickers, and 29 key chains...all with snazzy slogan and grahics. Read all about them and see the images at the Official Site.

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #293

    Posted by Mike | February 07, 2005 at 11:58 AM EDT |

         Brianstoys.com has posted their latest newsletter: Now in stock, the first figures for Epidsode III! The Sneak Preview
    General, R4-G9, Tion Medon and Wookie Warrior are all now in stock for
    $9.99 or you can get the set of 4 for only $34.99. Also new in stock the Bust-Ups Series 2 Count Dooku, Darth Maul , Darth Sidious, Darth Vader, Royal Guard and Stormtrooper. The set of 6 is available for $39.99 and wholesale quantities are also available. The new Stormtrooper Army Builder Set
    Bust-Ups are also in stock for $29.99. The new Medicom 12" Luke Jedi is in for $249.99.
         To check out the entire newsletter, click HERE.

    MR Epidose III Sabers Are Here

    Posted by Pete | February 04, 2005 at 11:57 AM EDT |

         Now is the time to order those Master Replicas prop replica lightsabers! The Revenge of the Sith is starting off with a bang with lightsabers belonging to Yoda, Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker, along with a new Han Solo Blaster!!
         If you are into the .45 Scale Replicas then on tap for the first time today are Anankin and Obi-Wan's Episode III sabers...and it does not stop there because Anakin's ROTS F/X Saber is on sale today along with an Episode V version of Darth Vader's lightsaber. So stop by Master Replicas now and order today...these are all sure to sell out fast!

    Entertainment Earth Reminder

    Posted by Pete | February 04, 2005 at 11:56 AM EDT |

         Just plug it to your TV and play! The Atari Darth Vader Video Game Controller features the innovative design of Darth Vader's helmet! The controller features 5 built-in video games, 2 classic Atari Star Wars games, and 3 new games based on Revenge of the Sith. Let the games begin!

    Galaxy of Stars in Sommerset UK - Guest Update

    Posted by Pete | February 04, 2005 at 11:54 AM EDT |

         The Galaxy of Stars event this April 19 has a added a few more noteable guests to the great list that they already have. Garrick Hagon the actor wwo played Biggs Red3 will be in attendance as well as Lucas Artwork illustrators-Hans Jenssen and Richard Chasemore!!

    ATTACKTIX Game Announced at Hasbro.com

    Posted by Pete | February 03, 2005 at 11:53 AM EDT |

         Hasbro has just announced the details about the brand new ATTACKTIX game that will be released shortly.
         One of the most innovative additions to the boys action aisle this year will be the debut of a new brand called ATTACKTIX. Launching with Star Wars: Episode III toys, ATTACKTIX is a battle figure game that combines great action figures with kinetic battling features.
         Each figure comes on a base that contains all of the information that a trading card might include, such as speed, defense, point value and special powers unique to that character.
         Click here to read the whole article.

    ROTS Vehicles at Amazon.com

    Posted by Pete | February 02, 2005 at 11:52 AM EDT |

         Surprise! Amazon.com has four Revenge of the Sith Vehicles up for pre-order and they will all be in stock February 8! Choose from Anakin's Jedi Starfighter, Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter, Tri-Droid Fighter or Grievous' Wheelbike! Don't forget to order a few Wookiee Warriors while you're at it! Order now and don't miss out!

    Code 3 At-ST Revealed

    Posted by Pete | February 02, 2005 at 11:51 AM EDT |

         Code3 has images of the now in production AT-ST that will be joining the ranks of thier scale die-cast vehicle collection. You need to be a Collector's Guild member to see them today, but if you can wait until February 8, they images will be there for all to see!

    Master Replicas Episode III Line!

    Posted by Pete | February 02, 2005 at 11:50 AM EDT |

         Master Replicas has released a list of Episode III prop replicas that we can expect to see this year starting off with Revenge of the Sith versions of Yoda's, Obi-Wan's and Anakin's lightsabers along with a special edition of Han Solo's blaster from Ep. IV. They will also be releasing FX versions of Anakin's EIII lightsaber, Vaders Ep. V saber and .45 scale versions of Obi-Wan's and Anakin's Episode II lightsabers! Quite a list!
         To follow during the rest of the year will be prop replicas of Darth Vader's and Sideous' Episode III lightsabers and .45 scale replicas of the Sideous, Dooku, Vader and Yoda lightsabers.
         They will alsobe introducing a few new lines starting with a Studio Scale Series Darth Vader Helmet and a 2nd Version of the AT-AT as well as a Helmet Series that includes helmets of the CloneTrooper, Shock Trooper and Special Ops Trooper
         Click here for pre-order for Collectors Society members on February 3 and to everyone else on February 4. We have one thing to say...start saving...it will be a great year for Master Replicas!

    Entertainment Earth Reminder

    Posted by Pete | February 02, 2005 at 11:48 AM EDT |

         Pre-order the SW Episode III Sneak Preview Figures Wave 1 assortment of 12 individually packaged 3 3/4-inch action figures from the highly-anticipated film, Revenge of the Sith...and don't forget your starches either...the Star Wars Darth Tater Mr. Potato Head is ready for pre-order too!

    One Man Trilogy Interview At Sandtroopers.com

    Posted by Pete | February 01, 2005 at 11:45 AM EDT |

         Our good friends over at Sandtroopers.com were able to infiltrate their way into Chicago for an interview with Charlie Ross. Charlie Ross is the gentleman that performs the one man Star Wars Trilogy. Trooper Darth Spice was able to attend the show and speak with Mr. Ross. Also, for those attending Celebration 3, Mr. Ross will be performing there for all the fans.

    EIII Wal*Mart Display Picks!

    Posted by Pete | February 01, 2005 at 11:44 AM EDT |

         You ready for some SPOILERS?? Well, the folks over at YakFace.com have got a whole Clone Army full of pictures of the Revenge of the Sith Wal*Mart displays. Click here to check out the article and pictures, but remember SPOILERS are plentiful here!

    E3 Preview Items At StarWarsShop.com!

    Posted by Mike | February 01, 2005 at 11:43 AM EDT |

         The day is here! StarWarsShop.com has posted some of their Pre-Episode 3 goods! Of course there are the Preview Figures, and then Anakins Jedi Starfighter. There is also the Lego Jedi Starfighter and Vulture Droid Set. Also, there are quite a few non-toy items, such as new Snow/Water Globes, and some "color-changing" mugs. Also, is the introduction of some Episode 3 Master Replicas Lightsabers, and an Episode 5 styled Han Solo Blaster from Master Replicas! There is a lot to see!

    E3 Promo Card Free With Every Order

    Posted by Mike | February 01, 2005 at 11:41 AM EDT |

         StarWarsShop.com now has a Topps Revenge of the Sith Promo Card that will be free with every order!
         Also, don't forget that today is the day that StarWarsShop.com will have for sale over 30 Episode 3 items! You could try and find them in the stores, but, just because it's the February 1st doesn't mean the stores have stacks of these to put out on the shelves. To avoid that you could order it direct from StarWarsShop.com.

    BeJedi.com Updates!

    Posted by Pete | February 01, 2005 at 11:39 AM EDT |

         Our good friends over at BeJedi.com have been hard at work adding more content to their site and they wanted you to know all the good stuff that has been going on.
         They have posted the interview with Iain Lowson (the principal writer for the Wars Facts Files by De Agostini). Iain is the first in a series of interviews that they’ll be doing with people who are working with or around the Star Wars phenomenon.
         Second, they have added a feature that they hope to be of service to the international fan community by opening a Convention Roster. In this new section, we will collect information about conventions we know about so that you can check for conventions in your area and learn when they will be held and which guest stars will attend.
         Thirdly and lastly, they want to draw your attention to their contribution to charity on the upcoming Star Force event. They will auction off a number of autographs from Star Wars actors, ranging from common to some pretty rare and hard-to-get ones. While the auction will be held on the actual Star Force event, there is a way for fans outside Belgium to put a bid. To learn how that works, refer to this page.

    Entertainment Earth Reminder

    Posted by Pete | February 01, 2005 at 11:37 AM EDT |

         All-new mini bust model kits in scale to the Star Wars 3 3/4-inch action figure line! This Star Wars Bust-Ups Series 2 12-Pack includes 12 individually packaged Bust-Ups in "blind" packaging! There are six different Star Wars characters in Series 2 to collect: Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Darth Sidious, Count Dooku, Stormtrooper, and Emperor's Royal Guard!
         And, don't fprget to pre-order your Koto Sand Trooper 11-inch Model Kit, a memorable part of the original, classic Star Wars movie!

     
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