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May 2006

Hasbro Weekly Star Wars Q&A

Posted by Pete | May 31, 2006 at 06:18 PM EDT |

     Hasbro is offering an unique opportunity to all of us by starting a new program what will allow your questions about their Star Wars to be answered each and every week! All you need to do is list your questions in our forum right here and we'll send them off to Hasbro. Then every Friday Hasbro will post the answers to as many of the questions they can. Don't miss out...the first round of questions will be submitted this Friday so head on over to the Jedi Temple War Room and let your voice be heard!

Visual Guide Update – Master Replicas

Posted by Pete | May 31, 2006 at 05:52 PM EDT |

     Next in line for the Limited Edition prop replicas from Master Replicas is the 2003 Jedi Training Remote. Right out of the Falcon storage bay in A New Hope this prop is a must have with all of the fantastic LE lightsabers you are sure to have in the collection. The Jedi Training Remote comes with a unique stand that makes the remote look like it's floating. Click below to see this fantastic prop replica from the film that started it all!

 

You Buy Now Weekly Update

Posted by Pete | May 31, 2006 at 05:52 PM EDT |

     You Buy Now hopes everyone here in the States had a great Memorial Day weekend. Lots of great updates this week, check out the new items that we just received as well as the items recently made available for pre-order. Because of the holiday our shipments are all arriving one day later than normal so check back later to see what else we have received. Also, ComicHole.com is coming along quite nicely, see below for an update. Click right here to read the entire newsletter!
     New Arrivals This Week
  • Star Wars Greatest Hits
  • Star Wars Galactic Heroes

  •      New Pre-Orders!
  • Marvel Icons Series 1
  • AC Pin Update – Republic Base

    Posted by Pete | May 31, 2006 at 03:53 AM EDT |

         For three long years the Clone Wars spread across the galaxy. The Republic responded with a pre-emptive strike against the Separatists, attacking their worlds with a newly created clone army. The Republic forces developed transportable bases utilized to launch massive campaigns against the Separatists forces and the Jedi knights engineered the attacks with the specialized factions of the clone army.

    Master Replica Faclon Update

    Posted by Pete | May 31, 2006 at 03:50 AM EDT |

         The MR Blog has updated with some very awesome pictures of the progress of the paint scheme for the Studio Scale Falcon...click below to head on over and check them out!

    Visual Guide Update – Transformers

    Posted by Chuck | May 30, 2006 at 05:13 PM EDT |

         The Anakin Skywalker/Jedi Starfighter transformer makes its way to the Transformers section of the Visual Guides as todays update. Click below for detailed images...

     

    Kir Kanos & Mystery Figure Pre-Order

    Posted by Pete | May 30, 2006 at 01:01 PM EDT |

         The Kir Kanos and Mystery Action figure 2 pack is now up for pre-order over at both Entertainment Earth and the Star Wars Shop! Head on over now and place your order...it's just $19.99 and it comes with a mystery comic book to boot!

    Kir Kanos & Mystery Figure

    R2D Toys Open Day #2

    Posted by Pete | May 30, 2006 at 01:01 PM EDT |

         R2D Toys Open Day #2 will be this Saturday and it will be a day with deals, new stuff, rare stuff, bar-b-que and cheer! If you want to join them please send an e-mail to openday@r2dtoys.com and they will get back to you with directions and details.

    R2DToys

    Great Stuff at The Saber Vault

    Posted by Pete | May 30, 2006 at 03:49 AM EDT |

         In stock at The Saber Vault are the highly sought after Master Replicas full Darth Maul FX lightsabers. As with all the items at TSV, the price includes shipping within the continental US!!. Also, up for pre-order is the Obi ROTS FX lightsaber due out in August. Need a mini lightsaber? Of course you do...The Saber Vault has them too. Most are in stock and ready to ship! Visit The Saber Vault today!

    The Saber Vault

    Star Wars Action News

    Posted by Pete | May 30, 2006 at 03:43 AM EDT |

         Star Wars Action News latest pod cast is up and ready to enjoy.
         Marjorie and Arnie have a guest on the show to talk about the Sideshow Collectibles 12" Luke Skywalker in detail. They also have an epilogue to the Collecting 101 series and as always, Scott from Tulsa with store reports.
         Jakob ponders Disney taking over the Star Wars franchise and the SWAN Book Club is a go...want to learn more about it...just click here. And...they've got a new winner from their contest with Yakface...is it you? Listen to find out!
         Finally, if you enjoy the show, please remember to cast a vote for them at Podcast Alley. Also, if you enjoy the show, please tell a friend to listen!

    Star Wars Action News

    Visual Guide Update – Sideshow Collectibles

    Posted by Pete | May 29, 2006 at 04:13 PM EDT |

         Tonight we add the first Premium Format statue to the Sideshow Collectibles Visual Guide. Obi-Wan Kenobi is posed and ready to commit himself to the greatest action of his entire life as a Jedi and his determination, wisdom and love for the Jedi Order are all perfectly captured in one of the finest sculpts of old Ben to date! Click on the thumbnails to take a closer look at this fantastic piece of art.
         Old Ben may be sold out, but a the Wait List is still taking names...Click here to have a shot at owning a unique piece of Star Wars memorabilia.

     

     

    Visual Guide Update – Force Battlers

    Posted by Chuck | May 28, 2006 at 08:11 PM EDT |

         The Young Kids Visual Guide gets a small update today with another Force Battler. Jango Fett, with Clamping Claw Action claws his way into the Archives...

    New JTA Poll!

    Posted by Pete | May 28, 2006 at 11:03 AM EDT |

         The results are in and the overwhelming majority of you voiced that you will be watching both the Original Screen Versions of the OT alongside with the SE once the new DVDs hit the shelves. Here are the results:
  • 74% will watch both
  • 15% will move to the Original Screen Versions
  • 7% will stick with the SE only

  •      With the next poll you can help shape the future of JTA...or, at least you can have some say on the newest Visual Guide section that should be opened. Head on over to the left side of the page and let us know your choice and then during the month of June we'll open the guide section that you chose!

    Kir Kanos & Mystery Figure Announced

    Posted by Pete | May 27, 2006 at 02:04 PM EDT |

         The Kir Kanos action figure is now official...and it'll be coming as a 2-pack with a mystery figure! The main page at the Official Site has it listed as a Star Wars Shop product and set to ship on September 1.

    Kir Kanos & Mystery Figure

    Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection

    Posted by Pete | May 27, 2006 at 01:41 PM EDT |

         The Saga Collection Visual Guide receives an extra special update tonight with the addition of the Lucas Collector's Set. The set includes the Maker himself, George Lucas as Baron Papanoida as well as the rolls of his son and daughters. The set is exclusive to the Star Wars Shop and comes in a fantastic display box! Click the images below for a closer look.



     

     

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #360

    Posted by Chuck | May 27, 2006 at 09:19 AM EDT |

         The latest Brians Toys newsletter is out! It features some pretty high profile items this time, like the extremely hard-to-find Anakin Skywalker Toy Fair Press Kit from 2005! You can read the entire newsletter here!

    Visual Guide Update – Unleashed

    Posted by Chuck | May 26, 2006 at 05:17 PM EDT |

         The final two 7" Unleashed from the new wave make up todays Visual Guide Update. Stop by the Unleashed Visual Guide to check out the whole line, then head over to Alliance Collectibles and pick up the new wave for yourself!

         

    R2DToys Update!

    Posted by Chuck | May 26, 2006 at 03:45 PM EDT |

         The latest newsletter is here from R2DToys! There's tons to be had on this Holiday weekend, including George Lucas in Stormtrooper Disguise! See below for the full details...

    It's Official: Celebration IV!

    Posted by Chuck | May 26, 2006 at 09:24 AM EDT |

         Looking for something to do next May? Look no more! The official Star Wars Web site has announced that Celebration IV will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, as previously rumored. You can read all about it at the official site!

    Sideshow Luke and Yoda – Dagobah Training Almost Gone!

    Posted by Pete | May 26, 2006 at 05:49 AM EDT |

         Have you ordered your Luke and Yoda - Dagobah Training Premium Format statue yet? Well, the time for patience is over...there are just 25 left, so click here to reserve your copy today before they go the way of the Force!

    Luke and Yoda on Dagobah Premium Format Figure

    More TSC Carded Variations

    Posted by Pete | May 26, 2006 at 05:27 AM EDT |

         The good news is that the Tatooine wave is starting to show up on the pegs and with them the red holographic pack-ins! The bad...some of the case assortments contain older waves, and yes, you guessed it, those figures have the red holos as well instead of the blue ones they were originally packed with. So far Lushros, Cody, Firespeeder Pilot, and Snowtrooper have been spotted with the red holographs. So...variation collectors...it's time to get that 2nd job...

    SDCC Darth Sidious Character Key

    Posted by Pete | May 26, 2006 at 03:56 AM EDT |

         Acme Archives will be presenting the next 2 in a series of Character Keys to the public at this years SDCC! The 7th in the series will be am extremely limited (500 pieces) depiction of Darth Sidious and be available at the SDCC only. For those who con not make the convention Acme Archives Direct will reserve 50 pieces that will be available on July 17 on their web site.
         Also debuting at SDCC (but not an exclusive to the show) will be an Anakin Skywalker Character Key. Visit the Official Site or click below for more information.

    Darth Sidious Character Key

    Visual Guide Update – Unleashed

    Posted by Chuck | May 25, 2006 at 07:03 PM EDT |

         Finally, what fans have been waiting for! The return of the 7" unleashed figures. Even though each one of these are slightly retooled from previous unleashed figures, they are diferent enough to excite most unleashed collectors. Take a close look at the new Chewbacca, from the Battle of Kashyyyk. Then, stop by Alliance Collectibles and pick up a set! Stay tuned, because we have the remainder of this wave coming soon...

    Exclusive Chrome Plated Darth Vader Statue

    Posted by Pete | May 25, 2006 at 04:17 AM EDT |

         The Star Wars Shop is the only place where you can get the Gentle Giant exclusive Chrome Darth Vader statue up for pre-order! Complete with a lightsaber that lights up, this is one exclusive piece that you just won't want to miss out on! Click the image below to pre-order yours now!

    Exclusive Chrome Plated Darth Vader Statue

    You Buy Now Weekly Update

    Posted by Pete | May 25, 2006 at 04:01 AM EDT |

         You Buy Now writes in to let you know they received a lot of new stuff this week and added a few items to our pre-order section. In addition to that, we purchased a collection of Star Wars Unleashed figures from a local collector and we got in some popular lines that had previously sold out. As if that wasn't enough, you can check out the end of our news post and find out how you can save 30% on your comic book subscriptions each and every month. Check out some of the cool Star Wars below and read the entire Weekly Update right here!
         New Arrivals This Week
  • Star Wars Greatest Hits
  • Star Wars Galactic Heroes

  •      New Pre-Orders!
  • LOTR Epic Scale Balrog
  • Click here to learn about saving 30% on your comics!

  •      Back In Stock
  • Star Wars Unleashed Figures
  • SW Experience – Disney's Star Wars Weekends

    Posted by Chuck | May 24, 2006 at 11:00 PM EDT |

         Disney kicked off their annual Star Wars Weekends event this past weekend, and JTA was there covering the event for those that can't make it, and maybe even trying to convince anyone interested in going to make that final decision! You can check out our latest Star Wars Experiece here.

         Interested in contributing to JTA's 2006 Star Wars Weekend coverage? We'd like to add your SW Experience along side ours. You can send your pictures and your own story to me and i'll incorporate it into our SW Experiece coverage! If it's long enough you will even get your own page!

         Our Star Wars Weekends feature will run throughout the duration of the Disney Star Wars Weekends, and you can click on the banner in the top right corner anytime to take you there.

    Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection

    Posted by Pete | May 24, 2006 at 09:11 AM EDT |

         And today we add the last bunch of the The Heroes & Villains of Episode III figures to the Saga Collection Visual Guide. What did you want next? Did you say...Unleashed? Check back later for the next round of the long awaited return of the 7" Unleashed figures! If you need to score them for your collection then head on over to Alliance Collectibles and load up that shopping cart!



    Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection

    Posted by Pete | May 23, 2006 at 01:43 PM EDT |

         The second round of the 1st wave of the The Heroes & Villains of Episode III have been added to the Saga Collection Visual Guide today in the form of a pair of clones and another pair of Jedi. The last batch of 4 are on the way...until then, head on over to Alliance Collectibles to score all you Saga Collection goodies..new 7" Unleashed included!!



    Star Wars Action News

    Posted by Pete | May 23, 2006 at 03:40 AM EDT |

         Star Wars Action News latest pod cast is up and ready to enjoy.
         In this week’s Star Wars Action News, Marjorie and Arnie continue their Collecting 101 series with one of the most important subjects – how to keep track of your collection. Last week Arnie talked about the arrival of the international version of the Gentle Giant Darth Maul statue. This week he received his domestic version of the statue.
         Click here to get the whole scoop on what to expect in this latest edition of Star Wars Action News
         Finally, if you enjoy the show, please remember to cast a vote for them at Podcast Alley and please tell a friend to listen!

    Star Wars Action News

    Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection

    Posted by Chuck | May 22, 2006 at 10:51 PM EDT |

         Another round of "new" figures get added to the Saga Collection Visual Guide. The Heroes & Villains of Episode III make their debut today. Keep an eye out for the rest of these guys this week, and be sure to check out Alliance Collectibles for the entire line of Heroes & Villains, plus a whole lot more!

      

       

    Visual Guide Update – Kotobukiya

    Posted by Pete | May 21, 2006 at 03:28 PM EDT |

         The Kotobukiya Visual Guide gets an update in the year 2004 with the addition of one of the coolest looking Sith in the Star Wars Saga...Darth Maul! Click the image below for a closer look.

    TPM in 3-D in 2007?

    Posted by Pete | May 21, 2006 at 02:38 PM EDT |

         The boys over at TheForce.net have the scoop on The Phantom Menace hitting the big screen in a very "in depth" format. Check out this article to get the scoop.

    Original Cut OT DVDs Will Be Lacking

    Posted by Pete | May 21, 2006 at 02:24 PM EDT |

         You may have heard it from several sources already but the new OT DVDs that will be coming out this fall will be poor quality at best it seems. The folks over at The Digital Bits are doing all the homework and our pals at Rebel Scum and TheForce.net are giving you a place to vent. Click on those links to read up on why these Original Cut OT DVDs are not going to be all that they are cracked up to be...

    Visual Guide Update – Rebel Storm Miniatures

    Posted by Pete | May 20, 2006 at 05:56 PM EDT |

    The Rebel Storm Miniatures Visual Guide is near completion, and todays update gets it just that much closer! Take a look at two very cool imperials, one riding a beast, and the other riding a machine.


    Brian's Toys Newsletter #359

    Posted by Pete | May 20, 2006 at 05:54 PM EDT |

         Brian's Toys latest newsletter is in and it includes great stuff like the MR FX Darth Maul double bladed lightsaber and the Darth Maul full scale bust from Sideshow Collectibles, Vintage Style carded figures, Saga Collection exclusives and UGH figures individually or even as a complete set! Head on over and check out the entire newsletter to see all the great stuff from Master Replicas, Gentle Giant, Hasbro and more!

    Brian's Toys

    Lucas Stormtrooper at R2DToys

    Posted by Pete | May 20, 2006 at 05:54 PM EDT |

         R2D Toys will have the George Lucas Stormtrooper in stock on Monday. Head right here place your name on their waiting list for a set of 6 including George. They are due in Monday May 22 so be sure to sign up for that reminder now!


    R2DToys

    Visual Guide Update – Kotobukiya

    Posted by Pete | May 19, 2006 at 06:46 PM EDT |

         The 2003 section of the Kotobukiya Visual Guide is rounded out today with the addition of the Stormtrooper (with Luke's head) to the mix. And don't worry...those TRU Japan Exclusive clones from '03 will be added soon enough! Click the image below for a closer look.

    Luke & Yoda on Dagobah Premium Format Figure Pre-Order

    Posted by Pete | May 19, 2006 at 12:18 PM EDT |

         The Luke and Yoda on Dagobah Premium Format Figure is now available for pre-order over at Sideshow Collectibles! You knew you wanted this when the news first broke but when you see the Luke inside the Darth Vader helmet as the Sideshow Exclusive accessory you just won't be able to pass it up. Click below to place your order now!

    Luke and Yoda on Dagobah Premium Format Figure

    Gentle Giant Product Update

    Posted by Pete | May 19, 2006 at 12:13 PM EDT |

         Gentle Giant has updated their site with load of images and information about the Darth Maul mini-bust, Clone wars bust-ups, the Royal Guard statue and the way cool Darth Vader statue...animated style! Click here to read the overview and then click on your favorites to read more!

    SDCC 501st Stormtrooper News

    Posted by Pete | May 18, 2006 at 07:19 PM EDT |

         JediTray send us in some news directly from the Star Wars Shop concerning the SDCC Exclusive 501st Stormtrooper: Unfortunately, StarWarsShop.com will not be receiving an allotment of these figures. However, it is possible that you will be able to buy some of these from Hasbro's web site during the show.
         Take it for what you will, but it sounds like there is the possibility for the SWS to have some of the SDCC Hasbro offering if there are leftovers as in years past. Thanks JediTray!

    Visual Guide Update – POTF2 12''

    Posted by Pete | May 18, 2006 at 04:18 PM EDT |

         Wedge Antilles and Biggs Darklighter, in their Rebel Pilot Gear, make their way to the POTF2 12" Visual Guide. Click below for all the details!.

    Animated Clone Wars Bust-Ups Images

    Posted by Pete | May 18, 2006 at 03:53 PM EDT |

         We have some very nice images of the upcoming animated style Clone Wars Bust-Ups form Gentle Giant. Click below to check them out.

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    Blackhole Stormtrooper Mini-Bust Update

    Posted by Pete | May 18, 2006 at 03:30 PM EDT |

         Word from Gentle Giant on the Blackhole Stormtrooper bust is that it in fact will be distributed by Gentle Giant themselves. An e-mail will be sent to members of their collector's club with more information regarding purchase guidelines after Wizard World Philly. Read more in their blog.

    Obi-Wan EIII FX General Public Pre-Order!

    Posted by Pete | May 18, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT |

         The Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode III FX lightsaber will be up for pre-order to the general public today at 9am Pacific time!! Click here to order yours today!

    Visual Guide Update – Kotobukiya

    Posted by Pete | May 17, 2006 at 07:12 PM EDT |

         The Kotobukiya Visual Guide get another update today with the addition of the 2 Jedi Master set of Mace Windu and Yoda. Click the image below for a closer look.

    Original Original Trilogy DVD Cover Art

    Posted by Pete | May 17, 2006 at 06:46 PM EDT |

         The Official Site has cover art images up of for the original Original Trilogy DVDs. Click below to take a closer look.

    SW TRansformers - Wv. 3

    You Buy Now Weekly Update

    Posted by Pete | May 17, 2006 at 06:07 PM EDT |

         You Buy Now writes in to let you know they received a few new items that are selling very well this week and we added a lot of new stuff to the site and made it available for pre-order. Additionally, they added even more stuff to the clearance section so if you are looking for a bargain, check out our clearance page at right here!
         New Arrivals This Week
  • Star Wars Darth Maul Double FX Lightsaber
  • Star Wars R2-D2 Interactive Droid
  • Star Wars Titanium Figures

  •      Click here to read the entire newsletter!

    Mos Eisley Wave at Andrew's Toyz!

    Posted by Pete | May 17, 2006 at 06:00 PM EDT |

         Andrew's Toyz not only has some cool carded images of the upcoming Mos Eisley wave but he's got them in stock and ready to ship!! Head on over to check them out in his auctions right here.

    New DVD Commemorative Sets

    Posted by Pete | May 17, 2006 at 05:31 PM EDT |

         Our buddies at Rebelscum have the scoop on the DVD Commemorative Sets you knew would accompany the release of the original theatrical version of the Original Trilogy Click here to check them out.

    JTA 2006 VG Contest Winners!

    Posted by Pete | May 16, 2006 at 06:18 PM EDT |

         Now...finally the moment you have all been waiting for...the winners to this years VG Contest! But first, we want to say thank you to everyone who entered because thanks to you, all of our readers will be able to enjoy far more than we imagined the contest would be able to add to your favorite Visual Guides!
         We received over nearly 500 unique entries that will see the opening of 7 new guide sections including the already opened Kotobukiya along with Code 3, Kubricks and Hallmark. Not to mention other favorites like SW Miniatures ROTS and Universe from start to finish and much more to fill in holes in the rest of the Visual Guides!
         And now congratulations to our winners. First up for his choice of prize pools is Boshuda from the JTWR forums, followed by Arnie Carvalho and Jeff Frost! Once again, thanks to everyone and get ready for next years contest...April 2007 is just around the corner...

    DCSWCC Chewbacca Charity Pin Fundraiser

    Posted by Pete | May 16, 2006 at 06:03 PM EDT |

         They're here! The success of the DC Star Wars Collecting Club's first charity pin sale, the Yoda pin in 2004, has spawned another pin-for-charity drive. This year's pin , authorized by Lucasfilm, features Chewbacca hanging off the Washington Monument clutching a captured TIE fighter as two more hover in the background. 100% of the profits will be donated to the Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Click here to read the whole story and here to order your pin!

    Chewbacca Kong Pin

    Visual Guide Update – POTF2 Pack-ins

    Posted by Chuck | May 16, 2006 at 04:33 PM EDT |

    The POTF2 Pack-in Visual Guide updates again, with four more freeze-frame slides. Stop by our pack-in guide for a full checklist of all the POTF2 pack-ins.


    Code 3 Darth Vader TIE Fighter Shipping

    Posted by Pete | May 16, 2006 at 04:41 AM EDT |

         The Code 3 Darth Vader TIE Fighter is now shipping! What does that mean? Well, if you have not ordered yours the now is the time as these are sure to be gone before you know it. Click here to reserve yours and have it shipped to you today!

    Code 3 Darth Vader TIE Fighter

    Visual Guide Update – Kotobukiya

    Posted by Pete | May 15, 2006 at 06:24 PM EDT |

         Like father like son, so today Boba Fett is added to the Kotobukiya Visual Guide. Check out the images below or head on over to the Koto Guide to check out even more.

    CS Members Obi-Wan EIII FX Pre-Order Now!

    Posted by Pete | May 15, 2006 at 06:20 PM EDT |

    The Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode III FX lightsaber is be up for pre-order to all Collectors Society members!! Click here to order yours today! This newest FX lightsaber will be available to the general public on May 18.

    Star Wars Action News

    Posted by Pete | May 15, 2006 at 07:14 AM EDT |

         Star Wars Action News latest pod cast is up and ready to enjoy.
         Marjorie and Arnie continue their Collecting 101 series this week with advice on what to do if you ever (gasp!) decide to sell your collection. Arnie picked up a Gentle Giant Luke on Tauntaun a few weeks ago. Marjorie & Arnie share their thoughts on this wonderful new piece.
         Click here to get the whole scoop on what to expect in this latest edition of Star Wars Action News
         Finally, if you enjoy the show, please remember to cast a vote for them at Podcast Alley. Also, if you enjoy the show, please tell a friend to listen!

    Star Wars Action News

    Darth Maul FX Saber in at Andrew's Toyz!

    Posted by Pete | May 15, 2006 at 05:12 AM EDT |

         The Double Bladed Darth Maul FX lightsaber is in stock at Andrew's Toyz and if you buy one now it will come with free FedEx Home delivery within the USA! All you need to do is enter coupon code MAULMANIA at check out and this awesome lightsaber will ship to your door for free! Click here to order yours now!

    Andrew's Toyz

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #358

    Posted by Pete | May 15, 2006 at 05:08 AM EDT |

         Brian's Toys latest newsletter is out and it contains great stuff like the Clone Wars Gunship, Demise of General Grievous and Skirmish in the Senate Battle Pack! They have also reduced prices on all the UGH figures! Preorder the Hunt for General Grievous Battle Pack and new Saga vehicles too. Click here to read the entire newsletter!

    Brian's Toys

    Visual Guide Update – Rebel Storm Miniatures

    Posted by Pete | May 14, 2006 at 08:46 PM EDT |

    Today we continue the updates to the Rebel Storm Miniatures Visual Guide! Three characters, along with their stat cards make up todays update. Minis fans keep an eye out as we start the process of filling the existing minis guides, and add the new sections too!



    Visual Guide Update – Kotobukiya

    Posted by Pete | May 13, 2006 at 05:10 PM EDT |

         Time to move forward a bit in the Kotobukiya line and add Jango Fett to the Visual Guide. With one of the coolest bases in the line this is one that everyone should have in the collection. Take a closer look by clicking the photo below.

    Sideshow PF Dagobah Luke & Yoda

    Posted by Pete | May 12, 2006 at 04:33 PM EDT |

         Sideshow Collectibles has announced the newest in their Premium Format line today as the Dagobah Luke & Yoda Premium Format Figure! Not much more is known about the statue at this time except the fantastic image you can see over at their site. Click below to get the full sneak peek!

    Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Ep. III Force FX lightsaber

    Visual Guide Update – Rebel Storm Miniatures

    Posted by Chuck | May 12, 2006 at 01:25 PM EDT |

         Another double-update to the Rebel Storm Miniatures Visual Guide! R2-D2 takes on the evil probe droid in todays Visual Guide Update...

      
      

    Order Your VSD 501st Clone Now!

    Posted by Pete | May 12, 2006 at 12:55 PM EDT |

         It's 10am Pacific time!! It's time for anyone who wants one to head on over to Sideshow Collectibles and order your SDCC Exclusive VSD Spec Ops Clone Trooper now!

    VSD Spec Ops Clone Trooper

    New ''DMM'' Video Game Revealed for 2007

    Posted by Pete | May 12, 2006 at 05:57 AM EDT |

         ComputerAndVideoGames.com has the scoop on a brand new LucasArts "Darth Vader project" that is in the works that utilizes some fantastic new technology called DMM - Digital Molecular Matter that does some ultra fantastic things when it comes to physics and materials. So, you need to know more about DMM and some game rumors? Head on over and read the article right here. And while there, take note of what the article calls screen shots...one of them seems to have surfaced for Hyperspace members over at the Official Site yesterday. Thanks to darthsabatino for the tip!

    Secrets of Star Wars 2007

    Sideshow VSD 501st Clone Non Attendee Pre-Order Today

    Posted by Pete | May 12, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT |

         One of the great things about Sideshow Collectibles is when it comes to convention exclusives everyone has a chance of owning one without going the shady scalper route! Today at 10am Pacific time the SDCC Sideshow Exclusive VSD Spec Ops Clone Trooper will be available for pre-order for folks who cant make it to the convention! There are very few available for purchase, so make sure you are ready to go at 10am Pacific!

    VSD Spec Ops Clone Trooper

    Obi-Wan Kenobi EIII FX Pre-Order News!

    Posted by Pete | May 12, 2006 at 03:55 AM EDT |

         Master Replicas has announced that the newest FX lightsaber...Obi-Wan Kenobi's Episode III version...will be available for pre-order to Collectors Society members on May 16 at 9am Pacific time and May 18 for the general public. Get ready!

    Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Ep. III Force FX lightsaber

    Visual Guide Update – Rebel Storm Miniatures

    Posted by Pete | May 11, 2006 at 06:35 PM EDT |

         The Rebel Storm section of the Star Wars Miniatures Visual Guide gets a quick one-two update tonight with the addition of Boba Fett and IG-88. Check back as we'll be filling up all four of the current Miniatures lines to the brim in the near future!

     

     

    VSD 501st Clone Trooper Images

    Posted by Pete | May 11, 2006 at 01:29 PM EDT |

         Along with todays pre-order for SDCC attendees Sideshow Collectibles has the first fresh images of the VSD 501st Clone Trooper! Head on over to take a peek at them and if you'll be attending the show click here now as the pre-order session is well under way!

    VSD 501st Clone Trooper  VSD 501st Clone Trooper  VSD 501st Clone Trooper 

    Vehicle Repaints Reveled at Entertainment Earth

    Posted by Pete | May 11, 2006 at 01:28 PM EDT |

         If you were planning to repaint a vehicle or three, this is how you'd do it! Head on over to Entertainment Earth to check out the nice new pain jobs on the Droid Federation AAT, Hailfire Droid and Vader's spiffy Sith Starfighter!

    2006 Trad Federation AAT  2006 Hailfire Droid  Darth Vader's Sith Starfighter

    Secrets of Star Wars 2007

    Posted by Pete | May 11, 2006 at 01:27 PM EDT |

         The Official Site has launched a new image campaign designed for Hyperspace members only and it looks like this time the focus is next years animated Clone Wars series. So, Hyperspace members...head on over and check out the first of what will be many cool images to come!

    Secrets of Star Wars 2007

    Sideshow VSD 501st SDCC Attendee Pre-Order Today

    Posted by Pete | May 11, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT |

         At 10am Pacific time today the SDCC Sideshow Exclusive VSD Spec Ops Clone Trooper will be available for pre-order for show attendees! Remember todays pre-order is for show attendees only and the VSD Spec Ops Clone Trooper must be picked up at the show! The pre-order session for non-attendees will be held tomorrow.

    VSD Spec Ops Clone Trooper

    Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection

    Posted by Chuck | May 10, 2006 at 07:33 PM EDT |

         The Saga Collection Visual Guide gets another round of UGH updates today. Another UGH figure and another hologram. How's your hunt going? Finding anything? Totally frustrated? Discuss your UGH experiences over in our forums...

     

    You Buy Now Weekly Update

    Posted by Pete | May 10, 2006 at 02:49 PM EDT |

         You Buy Now writes in to let us know that not only have they added a lot of great new items and pre-orders to the site this week, we have also added a bunch of new items to our Clearance page. If you are looking for a bargain, check out our clearance page at here. To read the entire Weekly Update click here!
         New Arrivals This Week
  • Alex Ross Justice League Series 3

  •      New Pre-Orders!
  • Batman Dark Victory
  • Animated Fantastic 4

  •      Coming Soon!
  • Darth Maul Double FX Lightsaber
  • Star Wars R2-D2 Interactive Droid
  • 2006 Visual Guide Contest Update

    Posted by Pete | May 10, 2006 at 11:28 AM EDT |

         The first of what promises to be a fantastic yearly contest has come to a close and we are in the process of counting up all the entries. It will take a while as we revived over 5,000 usable images to add to your favorite Visual Guides!
         Thanks to you we'll be opening about 6 brand new sections and fill them with the great quality guides you expect from JTA. We'll also be able to continue to fill up and even finish off some existing guide sections. Check back late this weekend for the final tally and who the winners are!

    Sideshow SDCC VSD Spec Ops Clone Trooper Order Info

    Posted by Pete | May 10, 2006 at 04:10 AM EDT |

         Tomorrow at 10am Pacific time the SDCC Sideshow Exclusive VSD Spec Ops Clone Trooper will be available for pre-order for show attendees! If you are attending the show make sure everything is in order so you don't miss out on this fantastic piece! You must be an active newsletter subscriber, a SideshowCollectibles.com account holder and your e-mail addresses must exactly match in both accounts prior to 11:59 PM (PST), Wednesday, May 10. And above all, remember, the pre-order on May 11 is for show attendees only and you must pick it up in person at the show. Pre-orders for non-attendees will start on May 12.

    VSD Spec Ops Clone Trooper

    GG Blackhole Stormtrooper and Chrome Vader Update

    Posted by Pete | May 10, 2006 at 04:07 AM EDT |

         Gentle Giant's latest blog update has some more information about the Blackhole Stormtrooper and Chrome Darth Vader. You can put away those itchy trigger fingers for the moment as they will not be offered up until after the Memorial Day weekend and Wizard World Philly. Since these are sure to go very fast that'll give you some extra time to exercise your quick ordering techniques!

    R2DToys Update

    Posted by Chuck | May 09, 2006 at 09:56 PM EDT |

         It's Open Day at R2DToys! Want to know more about this event? Well, if so then just read on...

    2006 Visual Guides Contest – Last Call!

    Posted by Pete | May 09, 2006 at 06:12 PM EDT |

         Tonight is the last chance you have to send in all those awesome photos for the 2006 Visual Guides Contest so don't forget to jump on that e-mail and send them in now! Remember, all you need is 1 entry to have your shot at the Han Solo LE Blaster, convention exclusives, Gentle Giant Luke & Tauntaun and $1,000s more in prizes up for grabs! Good luck to all!

    Visual Guide Update – Episode I

    Posted by Pete | May 09, 2006 at 06:11 PM EDT |

         A few weeks ago we said we had the entire 4" basic figure line 100% complete...well, we missed one, but thanks to the VG Contest we have added the very last basic figure to the Episode 1 Visual Guide....TC-14! Check out the image below or head on over to the Episode 1 Visual Guide to soak in the entire line.

    Master Replicas SDCC Exclusive Revealed!

    Posted by Pete | May 09, 2006 at 05:54 AM EDT |

         Master Replicas has announced this years SDCC Exclusive in their latest newsletter...the soon to be released Han Solo Blaster...in black chrome! And if that is not enough for you, yes, there will be chase versions packed in there somewhere! They will also be hosting their party for all Collectors Society members, so if you want to be part of the good time be sure to head on over to Master Replicas and sign up for the Collectors Society before the con!

    Qui-Gon Jinn LE Edition Size Set

    Posted by Pete | May 09, 2006 at 04:39 AM EDT |

         Master Replicas has announced that the Qui-Gon Jinn LE lightsaber will have the low, low edition size of just 2,500 pieces! There are still a few left available to order so if you were thinking about adding this piece to your collection, now is the time to act! Click here to head on over and place your order!

    Star Wars Action News

    Posted by Pete | May 09, 2006 at 04:27 AM EDT |

         Star Wars Action News latest pod cast is up and ready to enjoy.
         This week on Star Wars Action News Marjorie and Arnie continue their “Collecting 101” series by discussing how you can protect your investment when you are displaying it. Arnie discusses his excitement over the ground breaking Star Wars news this week with the announcement of the original theatrical versions of the prequels coming out on 9/12! Click here to read everything that is cooking in this latest SWAN podcast!
         It’s a new month, so please take a moment and vote for them at Podcast Alley. Also, if you enjoy the show, please tell a friend to listen!

    Star Wars Action News

    Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection

    Posted by Chuck | May 08, 2006 at 07:56 PM EDT |

         General Grievous meets his fiery doom in todays Saga Collection Visual Guide Update. Check out the latest Target exclusive Demise of Grievous by clicking the guides below.

     

    Gunship and Hunt for General Grievous Delays

    Posted by Pete | May 07, 2006 at 05:19 PM EDT |

         Did you pre-order a new snazzy Clone Wars style Republic Gunship and Hunt for General Grievous Battle Pack at Amazon.com and not get a shipping notice yet? Well, that happened to me so I wrote into the fine folks at Amazon and received this disturbing answer:
         We have learned that the items: Star Wars Defense of the Galatic Senate Battle Pack & Star Wars Clone Wars Gunship is now back-ordered, and our supplier has not been able to let us know exactly when they expect to have more in stock.
         Well...that's not cool, especially since they are still listed as in stock. We'll keep you up to date on the situation...

    Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection

    Posted by Pete | May 07, 2006 at 04:12 PM EDT |

         The first Battle Pack of 2006 added to the 2006 Saga Collection Visual Guide is a great one...after all, who doesn't want a pair of super articulated Shock Troopers and a Senate Pod? The set also includes Emperor Palpatine and Yoda from the Revenge of the Sith line...eh, I'd rather another Shock Trooper or two but it won't stop anyone from picking this set up.
         Special Note: And, for those of you who are not fluent in Aurebesh, our translator Matt let's us know that the control panel on the Senate Pod reads "SW Fans Rule"...Thanks Matt!



     

     

    Gentle Giant Chrome Darth Vader Video

    Posted by Pete | May 07, 2006 at 07:25 AM EDT |

         So you thought yesterday's image gallery of the Gentle Giant Chrome Darth Vader was cool? Check out this video so you can see Vader's lightsaber in action...all brought to you thanks to Slave1.jp!

    Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection

    Posted by Chuck | May 06, 2006 at 10:14 PM EDT |

         A pair of Ultimate Galactic goodies are today's feature guides. Click below to check out the General Grievous chase foil card, and his boss in the pewter style hologram format.

     

    Gentle Giant Chrome Darth Vader Image Gallery

    Posted by Pete | May 06, 2006 at 05:37 AM EDT |

         The gang over at Slave1.jp have done it again! This time they have a super gallery of the Chrome Darth Vader statue that is being sold at the Blister Event. This statue also comes with a light-up lightsaber! A limited quantity will be available for sale in the US once the event is over. Click here or head on over to Slave1.jp to see more images.

    GG Chrome Darth Vader Statue  GG Chrome Darth Vader Statue  GG Chrome Darth Vader Statue  GG Chrome Darth Vader Statue

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #357

    Posted by Pete | May 06, 2006 at 05:35 AM EDT |

         Brian's Toys includes hot exclusives like the Clone Wars Gunship, Demise of General Grievous, Skirmish in the Senate Battlepack and the latest in 4" Remote Control Droids from Tomy as well as plenty of UGH figures! Not enough, don't forget to check out the Attakus and Gentle Giant offerings as well! Click here to read the entire newsletter!

    Brian's Toys

    New OT Goodies at the Star Wars Shop

    Posted by Pete | May 06, 2006 at 05:34 AM EDT |

         The Star Wars Shop it revving up for the release of the original OT by stocking up on OT style pre-orders! Head on over now and reserve your copy of LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy Game or the exclusive "Han Shot First" T-shirt!

    LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy Game  Exclusive Han Shot First T-shirt

    Blackhole Stormtrooper Mini-Bust Images

    Posted by Pete | May 05, 2006 at 01:30 PM EDT |

         Slave1.jp has a full gallery of the way cool Blackhole Stormtrooper mini-bust that is available at the Blister Event in Japan and soon in the US through special channels. Click here to take a look at the entire gallery at Slave1 Japan.

    Blackhole Stormtrooper mini-bust Blackhole Stormtrooper mini-bust

    New JTA Poll!

    Posted by Pete | May 05, 2006 at 01:02 PM EDT |

         We've got a new poll up for you to ponder. With the release of the Original Trilogy original screen versions coming this fall, how are you going to watch the OT. Are you a die hard Han Shot First fan that knows the 1977 movie by the title "Star Wars" only, or do you dig the extra little number in Jabba's palace? Vote away...

    R2D Toys Newsletter

    Posted by Pete | May 05, 2006 at 12:50 PM EDT |

         In stock & shipping at R2D Toys are Wave 5 Saga - Battle of Tatooine and Heroes & Villains Wave 1. Plus we still have the Lucas Family collector set, the 5 vintage figures including Biker Scout, and Demise of Grievous exclusive figure. Click here to read more!

    R2DToys

    4 Days Left in the 2006 VG Contest!

    Posted by Pete | May 05, 2006 at 05:39 AM EDT |

         Time is winding down as there are just 4 days left in the 2006 VG Contest! We're on the verge of opening up more guide sections like the Kotobukiya that we did today thanks to all the entries so far! But don't miss out on your chance to scoop up a bunch of fantastic high end prizes. Head on over to the contest page to enter, and remember...everyone that enters has a chance to win the goods!

    Visual Guide Update – Kotobukiya

    Posted by Pete | May 05, 2006 at 05:33 AM EDT |

         Today we are pleased to open yet another section of the Visual Guides! The Kotobukiya soft vinyl snap fit models are highly detailed 1/7 scale creations of all your favorite characters from Boba Fett to Darth Vader, Clones and Wookiees! Enjoy the newest section of the Visual Guides as we start off with all of the releases from the inaugural year of the Kotobukiya Star Wars line!

    Kotobukiya Visual Guide



     

     

    More Greatest Hits in 2006

    Posted by Pete | May 05, 2006 at 05:30 AM EDT |

         More "greatest hits" figures will be coming our way this year in yet a 3rd wave that includes the likes of the III-06 Shock Trooper. Head on over to Entertainment Earth to check out all the details.

    Herores & Villians Wave 3

    Visual Guide Update – POTF2 12''

    Posted by Chuck | May 04, 2006 at 10:29 AM EDT |

         Todays Visual Guide update is another addition to the POTF2 12" Visual Guide, continuing the Empire Strikes Back wave from the Action Collection line. The Snowtrooper came with 2 different paint schemes, one with blue markings, and another with less, more accurate markings. Click below for a comparison.

    YES! Han Did Shoot First!

    Posted by Pete | May 04, 2006 at 02:33 AM EDT |

         The Official Site has announced that this fall, between September 12 and December 31, the Original Trilogy will be available in DVD exactly as seen way back in 1977, 1980 and 1983!! The DVDs will include the 2004 digitally remastered version and the theatrical edition of the film! So if you love seeing the words "Star Wars" without "A New Hope" in the opening crawl and believe that Han shot first our day has finally come! Thank the Maker!! Read all about it right here!

    You Buy Now Weekly Update

    Posted by Pete | May 03, 2006 at 05:13 PM EDT |

         You Buy Now writes in to let you know there is lot's of great new products in-stock and available for pre-order on our web site this week. Check out some of the cool Star Wars below and read the entire Weekly Update right here!
         New Arrivals This Week
  • Galactic Hunt Star Wars Figures
  • Star Wars Vintage Saga Collection

  •      Don't forget, you can always check the ">Pre-Orders" page on our site to see everything we currently have available to pre-order. That's it for this week's update, we will have more to announce next week.

    Visual Guide Update – 2002 Saga

    Posted by Pete | May 03, 2006 at 04:22 PM EDT |

         Another pair of 12 inch figures are added to the Visual Guides today...this time in the 2002 Saga section. Thanks to some more entires from the VG Contest the Super Battle Droid and Zuckuss bring that year's guides to near completion! Don't forget, you still have until May 9 to send your entries in to the contest...big loot is up for grabs so click here to get started and earn your right to shoot for the prizes!

     

    Research Droid Reviews

    Posted by Sal | May 03, 2006 at 09:51 AM EDT |

         You want reviews? We got reviews! Head on over to the Research Droid Reviews and dive into the brand new and unique looks at all eight figures in the Battle of Hoth wave! Then head on over to the Jedi Temple War Room to discuss your thoughts on these figures!

    Visual Guide Update – POTF2 12''

    Posted by Chuck | May 02, 2006 at 06:52 PM EDT |

         Todays update is another pair from the POTF2 12-inch scale figure line, and the first update featuring photos from our Visual Guides Contest! Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, both in their Hoth outfits, get the Visual Guide treatment. Don't forget, you still have a few days left to get those images in for a chance to win one of three awesome prize pools!

      

    ''Cinema by the Bay'' Signed by Lucas at SWS

    Posted by Pete | May 02, 2006 at 09:19 AM EDT |

         The Star Wars Shop has a very special edition of the book available to Hyperspace members only! This book not only contains 275 full-color photographs and rare black and white behind-the-scenes images, but it is also signed by George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, and Saul Zaentz! This is an extremely limited edition of just 100...don't let this one pass you by!

    Brian's Toys May Specials

    Posted by Pete | May 02, 2006 at 07:59 AM EDT |

         Brian's Toys May Special and Rewards Program are under way! Not only do they have great deals for the month of May, but with each purchase you have chances to win prizes...up to a $500 Brian's Toys gift certificate! Every purchase has a chance and you can win more than once! Head on over to Brian's Toys for all the details!

    Brian's Toys

    Autograph Project Update

    Posted by Pete | May 02, 2006 at 07:49 AM EDT |

         The Autograph Section Strikes Back! The Bothan Spy’s Autograph Collecting section has updated again. For those who have been missing out, our Projects feature all the info you need to request an autograph from a Star Wars celebrity though the mail….virtually for free! To make up for it's hiatus this past month, 15 exciting new projects have been posted for your collecting pleasure! That brings the tally up to 65 projects! Click here to see all the new projects in the database.

    20% Off at the Big Bad Toy Store

    Posted by Pete | May 01, 2006 at 03:02 PM EDT |

         The Big Bad Toy Store is having a 20% off inventory clearance sale! Get a great discount on your next order of all their inventory other than 'new' and 'preorder' items! Vintage items and the thousands of other items now have been discounted. This sale will end on Wednesday 5/3 at 7:00 PM Central Time, be sure to take advantage of the savings. Also...while there, take a look at the nice images they have of the Titanium Die Cast 501st Clone Trooper, IG-88 and the Ultra Falcon!

    Star Wars Action News

    Posted by Pete | May 01, 2006 at 07:32 AM EDT |

         Star Wars Action News latest pod cast is up and ready to enjoy.
         The Collecting 101 series continues this week with tips on how to store your collection. From Rubbermaid totes to dehumidifiers, listen to find out all about keeping your collection dry and protected. You spent a lot of money and time on your toys, we’ll explain why you should take extra care if you have to pack things away. As always we have a store report and all the Star Wars collecting news you need.
         Finally, if you enjoy the show, please remember to cast a vote for us at Podcast Alley. Also, if you enjoy the show, please tell a friend to listen!

    Star Wars Action News

    Visual Guide Update – Jedi Force

    Posted by Pete | May 01, 2006 at 06:08 AM EDT |

         A trio of character favorites get added to the Jedi Force Visual Guide. Anakin Skywalker, Chewbacca, and Han Solo all come with neat accessories any kid would love! Click below for a closer look.



     

    JTA 2006 Visual Guides Contest Update

    Posted by Pete | May 01, 2006 at 05:49 AM EDT |

         There are just 8 days left to get your entries in for the 2006 JTA Visual Guides Contest! Don't forget, all you need to do is send in one entry to have a shot at over two grand in awesome prizes!! The deadline is May 9 so there is still plenty of time to enter, so head on over to the contest page to get started!

    Koto Bespin Luke and...???

    Posted by Pete | May 01, 2006 at 05:41 AM EDT |

         The latest Kotobukiya has been revealed in the likes of Luke Skywalker in his Bespin gear...but if you look closely, who is that seated below Luke...is that his sister in Jabba's slave outfit? I guess we'll have to wait a bit for confirmation. Thanks to Rik Biel for the tip and head on over to Slave 1 Japan for the full image gallery!

    Kotobukiya Bespin Luke Skywalker  Kotobukiya Slave Leia?

     
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