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July 2006

Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection

Posted by Chuck | July 31, 2006 at 07:41 PM EDT |

     Another pair of figures from the Endor wave are todays Visual Guide Update. We take a visual guide look at Chief Chirpa and his golden diety, C-3PO, who comes with a very cool throne. You can pick these up today at Alliance Collectibles.

   

Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant

Posted by Pete | July 30, 2006 at 04:47 PM EDT |

     Our second update of the day brings us back to some SDCC updates with the addition of the surprise 100th Star Wars bust-up...Boba Fett! Decked out in his nice shiny silver finish this is one sharp bust-up! Check it out by clicking below or visiting the Gentle Giant Bust-Up Visual Guide.

Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection

Posted by Pete | July 30, 2006 at 04:45 PM EDT |

     Today we add the other bad guy currently out in the Endor Wave to the Saga Collection Visual Guide. We've seen this Emperor Palpatine back in 2003, but this time around Hasbro has added a peg hole in his right hand so he can hold on to his cane nice and tight! Check it out by clicking below and then head over to Alliance Collectibles to order your Endor wave!

Andrew's Toyz Update

Posted by Chuck | July 29, 2006 at 03:40 PM EDT |

     Check out Andrew's Toyz for the following new pre-orders:

New Pre-Orders
The Phantom Menace Collector Tin with Figures
Attack of the Clones Collector Tin with Figures
Revenge of the Sith Collector Tin with Figures
Set or Case of Collector Tin with Figures Series One
Republic Commando 7-Figure Scene Pack

We have introduced some new product lines to our website as well: Bowen Design, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Corpse Bride.

And, coming soon: Millennium Falcon EPV Studio Scale by Master Replicas (Limited Edition and Signature Edition).

Andrew's Toyz

ACPin Update – Valorum's Demise

Posted by Pete | July 29, 2006 at 10:37 AM EDT |

     Inside the Galactic Senate building, the debating rotunda accomodates more than a thousand senators who represent the member worlds. In this particular occassion, the vote of no confidence started by Queen Amidala through the prodding of Senator Palpatine has unraveled Chancellor Valorum's demise..

Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection

Posted by Chuck | July 29, 2006 at 09:00 AM EDT |

     The Endor wave makes its way to our visual guides today, with the addition of the newly sculpted Death Star Gunner, and his big boss, a very ticked off looking Moff Jerjerrod! Take a closer look at these new imperials below. Then, head over to Alliance Collectibles for a whole army of Death Star Gunners!

   

Brian's Toys Newsletter #369

Posted by Chuck | July 29, 2006 at 08:49 AM EDT |

    Comic-Con Exclusives are here!  The Exclusive ROTS Titanium Darth Vader's TIE Fighter is on sale for $19.99.  There are more than 10 items in the Saga 2 section with great discounts.  Gentle Giant's Qui-Gon Jinn Bust is now $49.99 and in stock ready to ship.  If you are a Disney fan you need to move fast to get your hands on the Plush Darth Goofy.  This week we received 2 AFA Graded POTF2 Variations that you don't want to miss.  If you are looking for something to do to pass the time you can try an all new Star Wars Puzzle.  We have over 10 to choose from.  See you soon at www.brianstoys.com.

Brian's Toys

Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection

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

     Today Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1 Starfighter is added to the Saga Collection Visual Guide. Released in the POTF2 and the OTC lines. this time the Dark Lord's TIE gets a new paint deco and some really cool additional cockpit details! Check it out by clicking below!

 

R2DToys Newsletter

Posted by Pete | July 28, 2006 at 03:00 PM EDT |

     Loads of new products have been announced at SDCC and we have lots of hot products coming soon, so we need to make space! R2D Toys does not have these items on closeout, but simply discounting them to our cost price to make space! R2D Toys is pleased to pass onto you some great savings for your Star Wars collectibles from Gentle Giant, Hasbro and Sideshow. Click here for the full list of goodies!

R2DToys

Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant

Posted by Pete | July 28, 2006 at 02:52 PM EDT |

     A special addition to the Gentle Giant Visual Guide is being made today...the Holiday Edition of Salacious Crumb with his cute little Santa hat and holiday lights. Click below to check him out and a very special thanks goes out to the boys at Rebel Scum for sending us the images!

 

Sideshow Priority Pre-Order for Bib Fortuna 12'' Figure

Posted by Chuck | July 28, 2006 at 01:51 PM EDT |

     Sideshow has more pre-orders available today! First is the 12" Bib Fortuna, a must-have if you have already ordered the Jabba the Hutt set. This is a priority pre-order, so you must be a newsletter member to order. Next up is another cool addition to the Super Deformed series from Medcom, the TIE Fighter Pilot.



Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant

Posted by Chuck | July 27, 2006 at 05:51 PM EDT |

     Another Gentle Giant Exclusive update today. This time it's the 'Anakin Reveal' from Entertainment Earth. Take a closer look at poor Anakin before the Helmet went on...

   

Wizard World Chicago Charity News

Posted by Pete | July 27, 2006 at 10:19 AM EDT |

     Right on the heels of a great SDCC comes some great news from Wizard World Chicago. Daniel Logan and Ray Park will both be at the Las Vegas Autographs booth for 3 days, August 4-6 and proceeds from both their autograph sales will benefit the Give Life Foundation charity. Give Life Foundation. This will be a great opportunity to not only get the autograph of a great Star Wars star but to help people in need at the same time!

You Buy Now Newsletter!

Posted by Pete | July 27, 2006 at 10:10 AM 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
  • Star Wars Qui-Gon Jinn Bust
  • Stargate SG-1 Series 1

  •      New Pre-Orders!
  • Imported Die-Cast Aliens Vehicles
  • Andrew's Toyz Newsletter

    Posted by Chuck | July 26, 2006 at 07:25 PM EDT |

         The latest specials from Andrew's Toyz have arrived. They have quite a few of the hot items that debuted at SDCC. You can pre-order the following items at rock bottom prices:

    Click here for all the specials!

    Hasbro's Questions & Answers #6

    Posted by Chuck | July 26, 2006 at 02:43 PM EDT |

    Hasbro has the answers to round 6 of our questions...

    Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant

    Posted by Pete | July 26, 2006 at 09:38 AM EDT |

         The Gentle Giant Visual Guide is updated today with the addition of the Blackhole Stormtrooper mini-bust that was offered at the Blister Event in Japan and later through Gentle Giant. The sculpture is limited to just 1,000 pieces and marks the first of the Expanded Universe mini-busts created by the Gentle Giant team. Click below for a closer look.

     

    Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

    Posted by Pete | July 26, 2006 at 09:29 AM EDT |

         The latest newsletter from the Big Bad Toy Store is in
    ...check out some of the Star Wars offerings this week!
         New Pre-Orders!
  • Internet Exclusive Republic Commando Scene Pack
  • Star Wars Saga Collectible Tins
  • Star Wars Battle Packs, Unleashed and Galactic Heroes

  •      Arriving Soon!
  • The Saga Collection - Wave 6
  •      Click here to read the entire news letter!

    Big Bad Toy Store

    Saber Stands News Flash

    Posted by Pete | July 26, 2006 at 09:28 AM EDT |

         We know you have seen the SDCC Master Replicas coverage all over the internet and the one piece that you are sure to add to your collection is the brand new Obi-Wan Kenobi Force FX lightsaber...it is one nice looking saber! The only way to keep Obi's saber looking sharp in your collection is by displaying it in one of the fantastic stands from Saber-Stand.com! Not only will your FX lightsabers look perfect mounted on the wall, but the vertical mounting will ensure that the saber won't warp over time like the sabers displayed in the horizontal stands. So head on over and order your Saber Stand today...also click here to find out how to earn a free FX saber stand as well!

    Saber-Stand.com

    Visual Guide Update – Foreign Vintage

    Posted by Chuck | July 25, 2006 at 02:29 PM EDT |

         Todays Daily Visual Guide takes us a step back in time to our Vintage Foreign Visual Guide. A pair of Lili Ledy Bib Fortunas, one with a green cloak and one with a burgundy cloak, start to fill in the Lili Ledy line of figures. Take a look below to see what Mexico had to offer back in the 80's.

      

    Master Replicas Scaled Millenium Falcon Pre-Order

    Posted by Chuck | July 25, 2006 at 12:05 PM EDT |

         Master Replicas now has their very detailed Millenium Falcon Studio Scale available for pre-order to Collector's Society members. Make sure you log in to take advantage of this special pre-order!

    Star Wars Action News SDCC Wrap-up

    Posted by Chuck | July 25, 2006 at 09:27 AM EDT |

         Star Wars Action News is back from San Diego, with plenty of interviews, con happenings, and more...


    Visual Guide Update – Kotobukiya

    Posted by Pete | July 24, 2006 at 06:00 AM EDT |

         The additions of the Scout Trooper and the Snowtrooper to the Kotobukiya Visual Guide puts the line (almost) up to date. Look for their grandaddy Commander Bly in a future update and click below to take a close look at some OT clones.

         Also of note, today marks the 1 year anniversary since we started our Daily Visual Guide series. Since that time, we have brought you new visual guides every single day for a solid year. And, we don't have any intensions of stopping! So, you will continue to get new guides daily!

     

    SDCC Update – Final Galleries

    Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2006 at 08:31 PM EDT |

         Our final SDCC galleries are now complete. Take a closer look at the Republic Commando figures from the EE booth, and then get ready to drool as our team shows off their hard earned pile of convention loot! Stay tuned though, our coverage is not complete! Over the next few days we'll add some commentary and some SDCC '06 Visual Guides too!

    Visual Guide Update – POTF2

    Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2006 at 07:52 PM EDT |

         Another 3-D diorama pack-in from POTF2 line is today's Visual Guide Update. This time, the unique Sandtrooper with the white pauldron is featured. He also came with a remote probe droid that 'hovers' over his shoulder.

    SDCC Update – Convention Floor Photos

    Posted by Chuck | July 23, 2006 at 12:45 PM EDT |

         SDCC is winding down, but we've still got a few small treats for you. The 4th day of our coverage features a nice little gallery from around the convention center floor...

    Visual Guide Update – POTF2

    Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2006 at 12:42 PM EDT |

         Another POTF2 update today...this time Han Solo from the 3-D Diorama Jabba's Palace. This exclusive figure was only available as a pack-in with the diorama. Take a closer look below...

    SDCC Update – Star Wars Day Galleries

    Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2006 at 11:01 AM EDT |

         Star Wars Day! Full of Star Wars related activities... Our galleries are now updated to include more convention photos, Hasbro's new products, the Master Replica's After Hours Party, and more! Stop buy our SDCC page for all the latest updates!

    Highlights from the Steve Sansweet Spectacular

    Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2006 at 08:26 AM EDT |

    Steve Sansweet's Star Wars Spectacular didn't offer very much new information, but it did clarify a few things floating around the 'net. Here are some of the highlights from the event...

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #368

    Posted by Chuck | July 22, 2006 at 08:12 AM EDT |

         The latest from the Brian's Toys Newsletter: Qui-Gon Jinn's Gentle Giant Bust just came in. The Lucas Family Collector set is back on pre-order and will be shipping out on the 28th of this month. Saga 2 had a new delivery this week as well with some Unleashed Battle Pack. Our Original Trilogy Classics line got in a Galactic Heroes Dark Side Anakin and Clonetrooper for only $11.99. We also have over 20 Vintage AFA items Carded and Loose listed this week. If you are looking for that rare Boba Fett piece you will not want to miss our POTF2 Variation selection.

    Visual Guide Update – Hallmark

    Posted by Pete | July 21, 2006 at 07:56 PM EDT |

         More Christmas in July today with the addition of the 2003 Keepsake Ornaments to the Visual Guides includes the likes of Padmé in her arena outfit, a TIE Fighter, C-3PO and Yoda. Click below for a closer look.



    Republic Commando 7-Pack available at SWS

    Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2006 at 06:56 PM EDT |

         This should make every clone fan happy! Finally, the release of the full Republic Commando Set! Up for preorder at StarWarsShop.com, this set comes with 7 figures and has a pretty reasonable per-figure pricetag! Go pre-order yours today...

    Hasbro's SDCC Questions & Answers Session

    Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2006 at 06:31 PM EDT |

         The latest updates from Hasbro's live Q&A are in. If you want figures, then you are going to get them. Hasbro's focus will continue to be collectors and kids. So, you will see a little bit of everything...

    Our Comic-Con Coverage Continues...

    Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2006 at 05:38 PM EDT |

         Our Comic-Con coverage updates with our July 20th Galleries. You can directly access them here. If you are just tuning in, you can find our complete coverage here.

    Sideshow Jabba the Hutt & Yoda Pre-Order Now!

    Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2006 at 12:52 PM EDT |

         The folks at Sideshow don't waste any time! The Inclusive edition of Jabba the Hutt, in all his glory, is now available for pre-order at Sideshow! The inclusive ordering period will be open through 6PM (PST) July 26th. And, don't forget Jabba's Throne Room Environment, and the pesky Salacious Crumb pre-orders too! It will be a day long remembered...especially when your bank statements come in.

         Also on tap for pre-order today: 1:1 scale bust of THE Jedi Master himself, Yoda! Click the banners below to take you to each preorder!



    Saber-Stand.com News Update

    Posted by Chuck | July 21, 2006 at 07:03 AM EDT |

         Saber-Stand.com wanted us to remind you that when you get back from Comic-con with all those goodies, you are going to need a handy way to display and preserve your new FX Lightsabers! Start building the ultimate lightsaber display today! Order 4 and get a 5th for FREE!

    Visual Guide Update – Master Replicas

    Posted by Pete | July 20, 2006 at 10:13 PM EDT |

         The elegant curved lightsaber of Count Dooku is added to the Master Replicas Visual Guide today. When released back in 2002 it was the first real look we had at a lightsaber that did not have to have a straight hilt in order for it to we wielded and quite awesome looking! The elegance in this saber lies in the simple yet detailed design that Dooku thought spoke of how refined a man he was.

      

    SDCC Update

    Posted by Chuck | July 20, 2006 at 05:59 PM EDT |

          More news out of San Diego from Sideshow, Hasbro, Koto, and more...

    SDCC Preview Night Galleries

    Posted by Chuck | July 20, 2006 at 04:48 PM EDT |

          We've updated our SDCC coverage page with our Preview Night galleries. Stop by and take a look at the Star Wars media blitz... and this is only from the Preview Night! There's much more to come all weekend long!

    Visual Guide Search Engine Update

    Posted by Chuck | July 20, 2006 at 09:49 AM EDT |

         Our Research Droids have been busy this week, adding full support for both the Episode I and POTJ Visual Guides to our Visual Guide Search Engine! We've also added a handy quick search box just below our Feature Guide (above the Visual Guide navigation, on the left). Now you can quickly search from any page! Just type in your query and hit enter! Next up, the droids begin entering the very extensive Saga items to the search database.

    San Diego Comic-Con Update

    Posted by Chuck | July 20, 2006 at 07:46 AM EDT |

         SDCC kicked off last night with Preview Night, and all your favorite Star Wars outlets came out firing all guns! Stay tuned as we prepare our Preview Night galleries...

    Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

    Posted by Chuck | July 19, 2006 at 11:03 PM EDT |

         BigBadToyStore.com sends their latest newsletter. Read below for all the details for everything from Star Wars to Anime...

    Visual Guide Update – POTF2

    Posted by Chuck | July 19, 2006 at 04:07 PM EDT |

         Our POTF2 updates continue today, with the addition of one of the Complete Galaxy sets: Tatooine with Luke Skywalker. These mini-playsets offered a nice display arena as-well-as a 3 3/4" figure to go along with it. Take a closer look below.

        

    The Saber Vault News

    Posted by Denton | July 19, 2006 at 02:53 PM EDT |

           From now until Saturday The Saber Vault has the ATAT for $950 shipped in the U.S! But this will only last until Saturday. After that the price goes back up. So hurry while the deal is Hot!


    Kotobukiya Silver Vader at SWS

    Posted by Chuck | July 19, 2006 at 10:06 AM EDT |

         StarWarsShop.com has 1000 of the Exclusive Kotobukiya 13" Darth Vader with Pewter Paint Finish. Pick one up quickly, because they won't last long.

    Brian's Toys At SDCC

    Posted by Denton | July 19, 2006 at 08:53 AM EDT |

         Brians Toys will be at Comic-Con this year! We will be at Booth 5461 across from Hasbro. Comic-Con is going on in San Diego starting today Wednesday the 19th through Sunday the 23rd. Please stop by our booth to meet some of our staff and check out the great items we brought along.

         

    Stabilize Your Rear Deflectors. Watch For Enemy Fighters!

    Posted by Chuck | July 18, 2006 at 03:59 PM EDT |

         Looks like the newly retooled 3 3/4" scale Darth Vader TIE Fighter is hitting the shelves. We just got a report of it being found in New Jersey and Florida...

    Visual Guide Update – POTF2

    Posted by Pete | July 18, 2006 at 03:00 AM EDT |

         Somehow this vehicle/ figure combination was looked over for an official "Expanded Universe" designation on the packaging. Check out the Cruisemissile Trooper in the POTF2 Visual Guide or by clicking the images below.

     

    New Images From Andrew's Toyz

    Posted by Chuck | July 17, 2006 at 06:08 PM EDT |

        Andrew's Toyz now has the latest waves of Heroes & Villains and Greatest Battles in stock. They also sent images from a few of the fronts and backs of the next waves of repacks. Continue reading for all the details...

    Star Wars Action News Podcast

    Posted by Chuck | July 17, 2006 at 04:54 PM EDT |

         ...you never know what you're gonna get.

    Arnie and Marjorie sit down this week to open a full case of Series 5 Kubricks. Will they get a chase? Will Kubrick Boba lust after Kubrick Slave Leia? And is Kubrick Yoda a big fan of Jello Chocolate Pudding? Listen and find out...

    Visual Guide Update – POTF2

    Posted by Chuck | July 17, 2006 at 03:44 PM EDT |

         Luke and Leia join their speeder bikes in the POTF2 Visual Guide as todays Visual Guide Update. Take a closer look below, and visit the POTF2 Guide for even more neo-classic goodness!

        

    Research Droid Reviews Update

    Posted by Pete | July 17, 2006 at 10:14 AM EDT |

         This weeks addition to our weekly reviews is #017 C-3PO, a re-pack from the 2002 line that includes a few card variation. Read the review to see if this is a must have for your collection. Then head on over to the Jedi Temple War Room to discuss your thoughts on him!

    SDCC Darth Sidious Character Key Pre-Order

    Posted by Pete | July 17, 2006 at 03:15 AM EDT |

         Today is the day...at 10am Pacific time the extremely limited quantity of just 50 of the 500 Darth Sidious character keys will be for sale over at the Acme Archives Direct web site. Follow the link in the image below to head over and order yours!

    Darth Sidious Character Key

    Visual Guide Update – Kotobukiya

    Posted by Pete | July 16, 2006 at 06:00 AM EDT |

         A pair of TRU Japan exclusive clones makes their way into the Kotobukiya Visual Guide today. Click below to take a closer look at the Clone Commander and Clone Lieutenant from 2002.

     

    400% Kubrick Darth Vader Blister Exclusive

    Posted by Chuck | July 15, 2006 at 08:04 PM EDT |

         Our friends over at hyperspacejapan.com have images from the International Tokyo Toy Show of the new 400% Kubrick Darth Vader Blister Exclusive. You can check out their full coverage of the event here for even more pictures from a nice variety of collecting outlets!

    New Feature: Visual Guide Search Engine

    Posted by Chuck | July 15, 2006 at 11:26 AM EDT |

         Today we release a special treat to our Visual Guide fans! By request, we now have a search engine dedicated only for sorting through our thousands of Visual Guides! Now you can quickly find that one item you are looking for. You can narrow your search down to a single item, or even find every Luke Skywalker Hasbro ever produced! You can even type in a year and find everything (that we have guides for) that was produced that year.

         Currently, our Visual Guide Search Engine is still in the Beta stage, with items being added to the database daily. We will keep you up-to-date as new guides are completed in the database. In the mean time, you can play around with it since our Vintage and POTF2 sections are completely cataloged and ready to be searched!

    R2DToys Update!

    Posted by Chuck | July 15, 2006 at 09:56 AM EDT |

         The latest newsletter from R2Dtoys is in, and it is full of Star Wars items, old and new! If you want in on all the deals, then read on...

    Visual Guide Update – Star Wars Posters

    Posted by Chuck | July 15, 2006 at 08:16 AM EDT |

         The Star Wars Poster Visual Guide gets a long overdue update today, featuring the posters from Revenge of the Sith.

         

    Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

    Posted by Pete | July 15, 2006 at 06:07 AM EDT |

         The latest newsletter from the Big Bad Toy Store is in
    and it includes great Star Wars items such as the new Gentle Giant Clone Trooper Obi Wan Kenobi Statue and Plo Koon Bust, Premium Format Boba Fett, Star Wars Kubricks and more up for pre-order! Also check out the new arrivals section for the Titanium Darth Vader's TIE Fighter and tons of other great items.
         Click here to read the entire news letter!

    Big Bad Toy Store

    Hasbro's Questions & Answers #5

    Posted by Pete | July 15, 2006 at 05:16 AM EDT |

         The latest round of questions sent out to Hasbro now have their answers...

    Bounty Hunter news report ...

    Posted by Pete | July 15, 2006 at 05:00 AM EDT |

         A line-up of no less than 18 Star Wars actors ... that and no less is what you will get at Empire Day 17 on Sunday 10th of September 2006 at the Grundy Park Leisure Centre (Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, UK)! Among the guest signers are Michael Pennington (Moff Jerjerod) and Toby Philpott (Jabba The Hutt puppetteer) ...
         If you aren't able to attend, you can always visit the site of Autograph Bounty Hunter Mark Dermul and order the ones you'd like ...
         It's no good to me unsigned ...

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #367

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

          Y-Wings from Master Replicas are in stock and flying out the door.  If you want one you better hurry over to www.brianstoys.com and grab it before it's gone!  We have reduced the price on some great Uncirculated Saga 2 AFA items.  The Artoo Potatoo is now available with discounted prices for quantity orders.  The Sideshow Kit Fisto is soon to be here and Pre-Orders are being taken now for $89.99.  For the G.I. Joe Collector we have the Sigma 2.5" figures and vehicles ready to ship.  For these and other great featured items head over to www.brianstoys.com!

    Andrew's Toyz News!

    Posted by Pete | July 14, 2006 at 06:57 AM EDT |

         Andrew's Toyz is now accepting pre-orders for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Trooper Armor statue and Plo Koon mini bust by Gentle Giant. We have great prices on these! Make sure to secure yours now because these are bound to be extremely popular.
  • Obi-Wan in Clone Trooper Armor Statue $142.95
  • Plo Koon Mini Bust $40.95

  •      We have a few sets of the Exclusive DVD Commemorative Figure multi-packs still in stock as well.
         We have added Gentle Giant Harry Potter and Corpse Bride products to our website as well. We will be adding more product lines to our website over the next few weeks and months. Please let us know if there are certain product lines that you would like for us to offer. Make sure to stop by our Shocker Sales page for some amazing deals too!

    Andrew's Toyz

    Premium Format Boba Fett Pre-order Available Now

    Posted by Chuck | July 14, 2006 at 06:55 AM EDT |

         Sideshow Collectibles has just opened their pre-order window for the Exclusive Edition Premium Format Boba Fett. This version comes with a very cool mandalorian 'artifact' to hang on the wall! Head over to Sideshow to order yours before this mandalorian becomes extinct...

    You Buy Now Newsletter!

    Posted by Pete | July 14, 2006 at 06:51 AM EDT |

         You Buy Now writes in to let you know there are 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. For all you comic book readers out there, we are working hard on getting this month's Preview catalog up on our site at http://www.comichole.com. Check out some of the cool Star Wars below and read the entire Weekly Update right here!
         New Arrivals This Week
  • Star Wars Battle of Hoth Battle Packs
  • New Star Wars Transformers

  •      New Pre-Orders!
  • Imported Die-Cast Aliens Vehicles
  • Hasbro's 30th Anniversary Packaging Preview

    Posted by Chuck | July 14, 2006 at 06:45 AM EDT |

         StarWars.com has released some basic images of the 30th anniversary packaging that we can expect to see in 2007. For higher-res images and the full article click here.

           

    Hasbro SDCC Exclusives Available Online Soon

    Posted by Chuck | July 14, 2006 at 06:25 AM EDT |

         The San Diego Comic-Con Hasbro exclusives will be available online at HasbroToyShop.com on July 20th to non-convention folks! Mark your calendars because quantities will be limited...

    Visual Guide Update – Hallmark

    Posted by Pete | July 14, 2006 at 06:00 AM EDT |

         Christmas in July continues with the addition of the 2004 Keepsake Ornaments. The assortment in 2005 included Anakin Skywalker, Chewbacca with our favorite protocol droid on his back, a very cool Star Wars one-sheet and the Star Destroyer from Star Wars bringing in the Rebel Blockade Runner. Click below for a close-up of each of the ornaments.

     

     

    Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere

    Posted by Pete | July 14, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT |

         This weekend the 2006 Hallmark Keepsake ornaments will be debuting at your local Hallmark Store! Make the holidays come early this year by heading out and purchasing your AT-AT with Rebel Snowspeeder, Luke & Yoda on Dagobah, Anakin and Obi-Wan Dueling it out and a set of 2 Animated Clone Wars series miniature ornaments! You can click here for more information before you head out to get this years stocking stuffers!

    2006 Hallmark AT-AT  2006 Hallmark Animated Clone Wars

    2006 Hallmark Luke & Yoda  2006 Hallmark Anakin & Obi-Wan

    OSWCC Summer Social IX!

    Posted by Chuck | July 13, 2006 at 08:27 PM EDT |

         It's that time of the year again! The annual OSWCC Summer Social is this Saturday in Columbus, Ohio! If you live in the area then you won't want to miss out on the fun. You can see our coverage of last years event here to give you an idea of what to expect. For full details, then continue reading...

    Big Bad Toy Store News

    Posted by Chuck | July 13, 2006 at 07:31 PM EDT |

         BigBadToyStore.com writes in with their latest newsletter. They have a nice variety of Star Wars available, from Unleashed to Premium Format General Grievous! And, for fans of non-Star Wars toys (yes, there are non-Star Wars toys out there), there's plenty to choose from there as well. Read on for the full newsletter...

      

    Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection

    Posted by Chuck | July 13, 2006 at 07:03 PM EDT |

         The Tomy remote control 3¾ scale R4-P17 joins the ranks of the Saga Collection Visual Guide today. This is currently the last in this very cool series. Take a closer look by clicking the image below..

    San Diego Comic-Con Coverage

    Posted by Chuck | July 13, 2006 at 10:01 AM EDT |

         San Diego Comic-Con is only a week away! We'll be bringing you full coverage all weekend long, and to kick off the coverage and get you ready for the big event you can check out our preview page here. And, if you want to discuss SDCC, visit our forums for an ongoing discussion. Look for our Comic-Con coverage banner in the top right all week long for quick access.

    Visual Guide Update – Master Replicas

    Posted by Pete | July 12, 2006 at 03:31 PM EDT |

         The latest update to the Master Replicas Visual Guide is the 2002 Thermal Detonator in it's battle worn glory. It comes complete with working lights and sounds, though you won't influence any Hutts with this as it packs nothing of a punch. Click below for a closer look.

    New Gentle Giant Mini-Bust Revealed

    Posted by Chuck | July 12, 2006 at 07:55 AM EDT |

         Our friends over at Mousedroid.com have scored a new image from Gentle Giant's 2007 line: A very cool Plo Koon mini-bust! Read all about it in their forums...

    Visual Guide Update – The Saga Collection

    Posted by Chuck | July 11, 2006 at 04:17 PM EDT |

         The first of two 2006 Tomy remote control 3¾ scale R2 units join the Saga Collection Visual Guide. Tomy first tried this concept out with R2-D2 during the ROTS run, and the nifty little R2 unit was poplular enough to spawn 2 more. Check out the very sleek R2-Q5 in todays Visual Guide Update.

    Kir Kanos Mystery Figure Revealed...

    Posted by Chuck | July 11, 2006 at 11:19 AM EDT |

         Still wondering what that mystery figure in the Kir Kanos 2-pack is? Well, as suspected, it is none other than his counterpart Carnor Jax. You can read all about it at GalacticHunter.com...

      

    Saber-Stand.com News

    Posted by Chuck | July 11, 2006 at 08:25 AM EDT |

         Still having a problem storing your growing collection of Force-FX lightsabers? Make no mistake, storing them horizontally not only warps them over time, it also eats up a lot of valuable wall real estate! Saber-Stand has the answer for you... A single hilt storage stand that allows for verticle, flexible, and creative display possibilities. This allows your saber to be displayed neatly among your other collectibles and still stand out (as the ultra-cool FX sabers should). Visit Saber-Stand.com today and pick up a free stand for every 4 you buy!

         You can also check out JTA's review of Saber-Stand right here. Take a look at what you get when you buy a Saber-Stand!

    SDCC Darth Maul FX Signature Edition

    Posted by Pete | July 11, 2006 at 06:43 AM EDT |

         Collectors Society member have an opportunity starting today at 9am Pacific time to pre-order the SDCC Darth Maul FX Signature Edition from Master Replicas! This is limited to just 500 pieces can be reserved by CS member who can't attend the show or simply would like to pre-order for easy pick-up at the MR booth. Click here to pre-order yours!

    Fan Choice Figure is Revealed!

    Posted by Pete | July 11, 2006 at 06:42 AM EDT |

    Toy Fair #109 may not be out until tomorrow, but the winner has already revealed himself. Quinlan Vos won the contest and will...not...be made this year since he is already on tap for next year. Instead, the runner-up, Darth Revan will don a plastic bubble this fall! Head to your local comic shop on Wednesday to read all about the Fan Choice Figure, Mara Jade and Carnor Jax too!

    Congratulations President Roberts!

    Posted by Pete | July 11, 2006 at 06:41 AM EDT |

         Congratulations President Roberts! After a long and exciting race Dustin Roberts pulled ahead at the very last minute to win the Star Wars Fan Club Presidency! An extremely active member of the Star Wars community who always has his fellow collectors in mind, Dustin will most certainly be a fantastic president! Read all about it at the Official Site and Rebel Scum!

    Star Wars Action News!

    Posted by Pete | July 11, 2006 at 04:14 AM EDT |

         Star Wars Action News latest pod cast is up and ready to enjoy.
         The Dallas Sci Fi Expo, Rebelscum's list of figures to be released in late 2006 and early 2007 and how to pack and prepare for a large convention like next weeks SDCC are all part of this edition of Star Wars Action News. Toss in Collecting from the Outer Rim and this is a show you can't miss!
         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

    JTA Welcomes The Saber Vault!

    Posted by Pete | July 10, 2006 at 04:07 PM EDT |

         The Jedi Temple Archives would like to welcome The Saber Vault to the family. You must head on over and check out the fantastic deals that they have in all categories of Master Replicas products. The great prices only begin with items like the Darth Maul FX lightsaber, the Studio Scale Y-Wing, Episode III LE saber and more! And tons of items include free shipping within the US! Head on over to The Saber Vault today!

    The Saber Vault

    Visual Guide Update – Clone Strike

    Posted by Pete | July 10, 2006 at 03:59 PM EDT |

         Check out the new additions to the Star Wars Miniatures Clone Strike Visual Guide! Qui-Gon Jinn and Quinlan Vos join the ranks to help fill out the "Republic" figures. Click below for an up close look. Also, check out the rest of the Clone Strike guide as we added the Stat Card for 10 figures that were missing their counterpart guide!

     

     

    Research Droid Reviews Update

    Posted by Sal | July 10, 2006 at 04:39 AM EDT |

         The next addition to our weekly reviews is #016 Sun Fac in all his Geonosian...well, whatever Geonosians are. Is this one flying bug that you'll need to add to the collection or should you just pass it by? Read on to find out. Then head on over to the Jedi Temple War Room to discuss your thoughts on him!

    Visual Guide Update – POTF2

    Posted by Chuck | July 09, 2006 at 05:12 PM EDT |

         The very cool POTF2 mail-away Macrobinoculars slide viewer is todays feature update! Complete with built-in backlight, you can use this to view all of your freeze-frame slides. This was only available on the backs of select freeze frame packed action figures. But, don't worry if you missed out! It can still be found on eBay for a pretty low price!

         And, as a small bonus update we've also added the group shot from the Vintage Sy Snootles and the Rebo Band.

    Clone Wars Vol. 1 DVD Review

    Posted by Joris | July 09, 2006 at 02:38 PM EDT |

         Many fans felt that the prequel movies didn't include enough of that good ol' Clone warmongering ... and luckily for those fans and all others, Lucasfilm Ltd. decided to fill that gap by crossing over Anakin Skywalker and Samurai Jack in to a Clone Wars Cartoon micro-series!
         In the meantime, the series has been released onto two DVD's for a little while already and is adorning the movie libraries of most Star Wars nutters. But maybe not yet yours? Have you doubted to add the Clone Wars Cartoons DVD to your collection?
         We here at JTA decided to give anybody two good reasons not to dwell on doubt anymore: JTA reader Embra's personal DVD review and a short summary article of the first DVD's content! Go find out for yourself...

    Star Wars Experience – The Star Wars Expo

    Posted by Joris | July 08, 2006 at 06:28 PM EDT |

         Would you get strange fantasies about Leeanna Walsman if you'd be able to touch the speeder she was flying through the Coruscant air? I sure would and I did!
         Paris, France was (and still is, until end of August) host to "The Star Wars Expo", which displays a handsomely large number of movie props and concept art objects from our beloved Universe ... of course, JTA was there to see, feel and smell it all firsthand too!
         As mentioned, touching the air speeder brought your reporter pleasant images to mind ... you wouldn't want to take a whiff of the Weequay suit, though...Live it as if you were there yourself!

    Visual Guide Update – Titanium

    Posted by Pete | July 08, 2006 at 02:43 PM EDT |

         The Titanium Series Visual Guide gets another pair of additions today with the addition of the Sandtrooper and his antique finish counterpart. Check them out by clicking below or by visiting the Titanium Series Visual Guide

     

    Gentle Giant San Diego Comic-Con 2006 Pre-Orders

    Posted by Pete | July 08, 2006 at 04:51 AM EDT |

         The Gentle Giant Blog has all the details on how their exclusives will be available for the San Diego Comic Con. Head on over to check out the blog or click here for all the details

    Republic Commando Maquette at SWS!

    Posted by Chuck | July 07, 2006 at 08:31 PM EDT |

         Republic Commando fans! If you you waited too long on the bronze Republic Commando Maquette, then now's your chance to redeem yourselves! The full color version is now available for pre-order at StarWarsShop.com, and it's limited to only 500, so act fast!

    Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Signature Edition

    Posted by Pete | July 07, 2006 at 06:44 PM EDT |

         Master Replicas has just announced that a very limited edition of 500 Darth Maul Double Bladed Force FX Signature Edition lightsabers will be for sale at the SDCC with a few set aside for Collectors Society members. Collectors Society members can order theirs beginning at 9 am PST on Tuesday, July 11th and will be available until the allotment is sold out or until July 13. The rest of this special edition lightsaber will be at the SDCC only! Click here for more info.

    Visual Guide Update – Titanium

    Posted by Chuck | July 07, 2006 at 04:41 PM EDT |

         The lastest Titanium Forged Figures join the Titanium Visual Guide today. Check out Bossk, in his normal and vintage style finish. And, keep an eye out for the new Titanium Sandtrooper. He'll be joining us sometime over the weekend...

       

    Dark Times from Dark Horse

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

         Dark Horse has just announced a new series that will be released this fall that will focus on the "dark times". Slated to begin just after Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Dark Times is sure to be a great story line to follow. Click here to read more about this great new comic series!

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #366

    Posted by Chuck | July 07, 2006 at 03:41 PM EDT |

         Featured on this weeks newsletter is a 4 foot Vintage Canadian Plush Chewbacca as well as the Master Replicas Luke Skywalker ROTJ Elite Edition. The Kubricks Series 6 set came in just yesterday (Thursday) and is now available for purchase at $69.99 or you can also purchase some individually. There are also a few very nice rare vintage items like an AFA Vinyl Caped Jawa, AFA Revenge Proof Card Luke Bespin, and an AFA Popy Stormtrooper ESB. The 2006 Comic-Con Transformer Exclusive Nemesis is already IN STOCK and ready to ship. Read the whole newsletter here!

    Food, AOTC and Kit Fisto Friday

    Posted by Pete | July 07, 2006 at 10:41 AM EDT |

         This Friday's Sideshow Food, Film and Figure contest will award the winner an Attack of the Clones DVD and a Kit Fisto 12" Exclusive figure! Click here to enter between 9am and 6pm Pacific time only...all other entires won't count. May the Force be with you!

    Sideshow's Scum and Villainy

    Posted by Pete | July 07, 2006 at 03:41 AM EDT |

         Sideshow is really ramping up for the summer convention season and today they have announced the next group of 12" Figures will be the one that contains all those cool bounty hunters we all love. Click the image below to learn more about the Scum and Villainy 12" Line!!

    Scum and Villainy

    Premium Format Boba Fett!

    Posted by Pete | July 07, 2006 at 02:41 AM EDT |

         I don't think this latest Premium Format figure from Sideshow Collectibles even needs an introduction...but just in case, just click below to be introduced to the Boba Fett Premium Format Figure!!

    Boba Fett Premium Format Figure

    R2DToys Update!

    Posted by Chuck | July 06, 2006 at 08:52 PM EDT |

         R2DToys just sent us their latest deals! They have the latest DVD packs, and a few other goodies too...

    R2DToys

    2006 Fan Choice Figure(s)

    Posted by Pete | July 06, 2006 at 06:08 PM EDT |

         Wanna here the scoop (well, most of it anyway) about what we'll see as the Fan Choice figure for this year? Of course you do...head on over to read what our good buddies at The Jawa have uncovered!

    Visual Guide Update – POTF2

    Posted by Pete | July 06, 2006 at 05:04 PM EDT |

         Well, with word of Expanded Universe figures making their way back to the line, and some new (non-EU) vehicles it is time to beef up the old EU section with the addition of the POTF2 Cloud Car and Pilot! Click bleow for an up close look!



     

    AOTC Battle Damaged Clone Bust-Ups

    Posted by Pete | July 06, 2006 at 03:28 PM EDT |

         You want AOTC Clone bust-ups...you got them and now the Star Wars Shop has the exclusive "Battle Damaged" set up for pre-order as well! Keep an eye out for that chase Clone Sergeant! Click the image below to order yours today!

    New DVD Packs at Andrew's Toyz!

    Posted by Pete | July 06, 2006 at 12:34 PM EDT |

         Not only does Andrew's Toyz have images of the Commemorative DVD Figure Sets for the release of the original OT but they have them in stock right now! Head on over to to pick up a set for yourself today!

    ANH Commemorative DVD Figure Set  ESB Commemorative DVD Figure Set  ROTJ Commemorative DVD Figure Set

    ANH Commemorative DVD Figure Set  ESB Commemorative DVD Figure Set  ROTJ Commemorative DVD Figure Set

    New Unleashed Packaging Images

    Posted by Pete | July 06, 2006 at 05:44 AM EDT |

         Images of the new packaging for the 7" Unleashed re-releases have surfaced over at the Mandalorian District...click below for a closer look.

     

    Visual Guide Update – Vintage

    Posted by Chuck | July 05, 2006 at 05:08 PM EDT |

         The Vintage Visual Guide gets a small update today with the addition of the original white TIE fighter. Check out one of the ships that started it all...

         

    Saber-Stand.com News

    Posted by Pete | July 05, 2006 at 03:37 AM EDT |

         These days the hottest Star Wars item you can buy is an FX Lightsaber... and the best way to display that lightsaber is with Saber-Stand! Not only will the lightsaber look fantastic in a Saber-Stand, but it will prevent it from warping over time, something that the traditional horizontal stands can't prevent. So, now that you have that brand new Darth Maul saber at home and the Obi-Wan on order head on over to Saber-Stand.com and get your stand today...it is the only way to display your FX Lightsaber! Stop by now and get one free for every 4 that you buy!

    Saber-Stand.com

    Visual Guide Update – Gentle Giant

    Posted by Pete | July 04, 2006 at 09:43 AM EDT |

         Today we present to you not the red and white clothed Snaggletooth bust-up, but the Blue Snaggletooth chase! Take a closer look at him by clicking below and have a great 4th of July! Don't forget that Andrew's Toyz can meet all your Gentle Giant needs...head over today to add to your collection!

    Star Wars Action News!

    Posted by Pete | July 04, 2006 at 03:32 AM EDT |

         Star Wars Action News latest pod cast is up and ready to enjoy.
         This week on Star Wars Action News, Marjorie & Arnie discuss the recent Amazon/Toys R Us Split. We also discuss the latest in Transformers, and continue Collecting in the Outer Rim focusing on Spain. (Editor's note: With yours truly). Marjorie & Arnie are heading down to the Sci-fi Expo in Dallas. If you are going, make sure to look for them, you may just get a SWAN exclusive.
         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 if you enjoy the show, please tell a friend to listen!

    Star Wars Action News

    Visual Guide Update – Kotobukiya

    Posted by Chuck | July 03, 2006 at 08:28 PM EDT |

         Today, the rest of the Sandtroopers march into the Kotobukiya Visual Guide! Check out the squad leader and his corporal by clicking below. You can see the sergeant over in the Koto guide too.

       

    Research Droid Reviews

    Posted by Sal | July 03, 2006 at 11:28 AM EDT |

         The latest of the Jedi Temple Research Droids Reviews are picking back up once again with the addition of Sora Bulq. Check in every Monday for even more reviews from the Jedi Temple Research Droids. Feel free to head over to the Jedi Temple War Room to discuss your thoughts on the latest reviews!

    Visual Guide Update – Transformers

    Posted by Pete | July 02, 2006 at 11:32 AM EDT |

         It is always nice when father and son get to spend some time together so today the Jango Fett and Boba Fett Transformers and their respective versions of good 'ol Slave I are added to the Visual Guides. Click below to be transformed!

     

     

    Visual Guide Update – Kotobukiya

    Posted by Chuck | July 01, 2006 at 06:42 PM EDT |

         Todays feature update adds the Sandtrooper Sergeant to the Kotobukiya Visual Guide! Click below for the full guide...

    Acme Archives Anakin Character Key

    Posted by Pete | July 01, 2006 at 04:29 PM EDT |

         The Anakin Character Key from Acme Archives that will first be available at the SDCC and on-line has been revealed...click below to head on over and take a closer look at this 8th Character Key in the series. It will be limited to just 1,000 pieces.

    Anakin Character Key

    Big Bad Toy Store News

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

         The latest newsletter from the Big Bad Toy Store is in and they have tons of great new arrivals and pre-orders from Legends, Fantastic 4, DC, Marvel, South Park, Galaxy Force and more! Click here to read the entire news letter and don't forget to check out the very extensive Star Wars section loaded up with great items from Hasbro, Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, Master Replicas, Kubricks...you name it!

    Big Bad Toy Store

    SWStarTours.net Re-opens

    Posted by Pete | July 01, 2006 at 06:03 AM EDT |

         Right on the heals of our Star Tours SWE article we learn that SWStarTours.net has undergone a major redesign after a server change, and will re-open the site today, July 1. The site, dedicated to the ride co-created by George Lucas & Disney, is known to fans as one of the most complete Star Tours sites online. The ever-growing site features a thoroughly researched databank filled with rare content and obscure facts known previously only to Star Wars Authors. Another feature is its Photo Archive featuring hundreds of detailed pictures of the ride. Head on over to SWStarTours.net and check it out today!

    SWStarTours.net

    Great Deals & Free Figures at Andrew's Toyz

    Posted by Pete | July 01, 2006 at 04:35 AM EDT |

         At Andrew's Toyz, we have launched our newest feature: SHOCKER SALES! Here is how it works: we will post special sale items on our Specials page. Items will be posted sporadically at low prices or with free gifts. For some items we will send a quick email to our newsletter subscribers. The majority of the items will be posted without notice. Make sure to check back often! Items will not remain posted for long, so order quickly. To get things started we have added some Gentle Giant mini busts at nearly half off retail.
         Pre-Order the new Starfighter Pursuit 3-D Panscape by ACME Archives and receive FREE SHIPPING and a FREE CASE OF 12 FIGURES!
         Clone Trooper Colored 4-pack Bust-Ups are available for only $17.88. We are also accepting pre-orders for the Kotobukiya C-3PO & R2-D2 $125.00. Many other pre-orders are available as well!

    Andrew's Toyz

    Brian's Toys Newsletter #365

    Posted by Pete | July 01, 2006 at 04:32 AM EDT |

         Brian's Toys latest newsletter includes great stuff like the Gentle Giant Statue Speeder Bike with Scout Trooper, Saga 2 Carded Wave 5 Set of 8 (Tatooine Wave) and the brand new Kotobukiya Commander Bly! They also have everything you need from Vintage Star Wars until today's other hot new items! Click here to read the entire newsletter!

    Brian's Toys

     
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