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November 2007

Gentle Giant Premier Guild Gifts Announced

Posted by Chuck | November 30, 2007 at 03:12 PM EDT |

    For those of you still wondering what the Gentle Giant Premier Guild Gift(s) will be, wonder no more! Click here for all the details!

Visual Guide Update - TAC Y-Wing Fighter

Posted by Chuck | November 28, 2007 at 10:31 PM EDT |

     Y-wing starfighters are powerful vessels in the Rebel Alliance fleet, with ample firepower that includes laser cannons and proton torpedos. The Rebel forces make do with whatever vehicles they can obtain, and the sturdy Y-wing is a good fighter for them because it can withstand heavy attack and still remain space-worthy. During the Battle of Yavin, Y-wing fighters fend off Imperial fighters to clear a path for the Rebels to reach the Death Star's vulnerable exhaust port. Rebel pilot Lieutenant Lepira flies Gold Four, the point Y-wing for Gold Squadron at the Battle of Yavin, but is shot down during that pivotal battle....



  

  

Big Bad Toy Store Cyber Monday Sale!

Posted by Chuck | November 26, 2007 at 07:36 PM EDT |

   Hi - I wanted to send out a quick note to all our customers about our 25% off 'Cyber-Monday' Sale on http://www.bigbadtoystore.com.

This sale will run only 12 hours, from now until 10:00 PM Central Time, Monday November 26th. Everything in the store except 'New' and 'Preorder/Backorder' is included, so thousands of items are on sale.

We hope you had a great holiday weekend and we wanted to help kick off the holiday shopping season with some hefty discounts.  Take a look at your favorite menus today and save 25% on a huge variety of items. Don't delay - the sale ends tonight at 10:00

Thanks!
Joel & The BBTS Crew
www.bigbadtoystore.com

Star Wars Action News - Episode 118

Posted by Chuck | November 26, 2007 at 07:34 PM EDT |

    For a couple months there has been much buzz surrounding some Target exclusive AT-ST Battle Packs. Much like the Imperial Shuttles last year, Hasbro and Target have been mum on the subject but Bothan spies throughout the entire toy network have kept us apprised of their progress. Now, they have been spotted from coast to coast. Marjorie got some at Target, but at $50 it's a fairly hefty price tag. Is it worth your money? Listen to our review of these items to find out!

Sideshow Collectibles - Life Size Salacious Crumb

Posted by Chuck | November 26, 2007 at 03:47 PM EDT |

    What more could you ask for on this Cyber Monday than a life size Salacious Crumb! Swing by Sideshow Collectibles to check it out for yourself!

Urban-Collector Newsletter

Posted by Chuck | November 26, 2007 at 06:48 AM EDT |

    Urban-Collector has a great coupon that is valid on Sale Prices and Pre-Orders through Nov. 30th.  Use coupon code: ucsavings1007 to save $5 off a $50 purchase. Click here for all the latest!.

Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

Posted by Chuck | November 25, 2007 at 10:44 AM EDT |

   Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a big
batch of new preorders and more new arrivals.  There will be a lot going on in the next month as manufacturers rush to get everything delivered in time for the holidays - so be sure to check back often. Check out the full newsletter here!

Star Wars Action News - Thanksgiving Special

Posted by Chuck | November 23, 2007 at 04:42 PM EDT |

Happy Thanksgiving to you from Star Wars Action News!

But once the turkey is eaten, the wishbone broken, and the family fights over with comes what everyone is REALLY looking forward to--Black Friday shopping. In years past there have been some tremendous Star Wars savings, and this year follows suit. As part of our annual Thanksgiving tradition, Marjorie and Arnie fill you in on where to get all the great Star Wars bargains while out shopping today....

Brian's Toys Newsletter #438

Posted by Chuck | November 23, 2007 at 04:38 PM EDT |

    Brian's Toys would like to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving, and by doing so we are serving up a nice, healthy portion of savings!  We have reduced prices for a limited time on so many items, we couldn't possibly list them all here.  Expect svaings on 30th Anniversary, Revenge of the Sith, G.I. Joe, Transformers, and more!  So don't get stuck in the snow this winter season, hurry up and get over to brianstoys.com! Sale ends Tuesday, November 27th.

Brian's Toys

Gentle Giant Ltd. & AFX Team Up to Animate 2008!

Posted by Chuck | November 23, 2007 at 04:35 PM EDT |

    Gentle Giant Ltd. is excited to announce they are teaming up with Action Figure Xpress to Animate 2008!  All the details here!

Star Wars Shop Black Friday HUGE Sale

Posted by Chuck | November 21, 2007 at 12:47 PM EDT |

    StarWarsShop is hosting the biggest sale ever in its four-year history this Friday, where the price on EVERY item in StarWarsShop’s inventory will cut by 20% for Hyperspace members and 10% for regular visitors! And by everything, we mean EVERYTHING – Gentle Giant mini busts, Hasbro action figures, LEGO sets, video games, artwork prints and posters, maquettes, clothes, hats, and tons more.

LEGO Store at Bridgewater Mall Display

Posted by Chuck | November 21, 2007 at 12:35 PM EDT |

    Here's a nice update from our friends at ACPin:

The LEGO store at Bridgewater Mall in New Jersey currently has on display a MOC that I've done this past couple of weeks and will be on through the holiday season.

Visual Guide Update - TAC TIE Fighter

Posted by Chuck | November 19, 2007 at 06:45 PM EDT |

     The TIE Fighter is the standard vessel of the Imperial fleet and is equipped with twin ion engines, microparticle accelerators, and hexagonal solar panels that provide impressive speed and maneuverability. However, they have no shielding or secondary systems to accommodate the large power generators, leaving their pilots with little in the way of auxiliary support during combat. TIE Fighters are organized into wings and sent out in large swarms to overwhelm with numbers as well as firepower provided by two forward-mounted laser cannons...

   

Brian's Toys Newsletter #437

Posted by Chuck | November 17, 2007 at 08:54 PM EDT |

    Our vintage Star Wars comics collection continues to grow!  We've received over a dozen of the highest CGC graded Star Wars comics.  New this week are also the Gentle Giant Jawas Mini-Bust 2-pack, Exclusive Arena Encounter Battle Pack, and several great AFA vintage carded figures.  Available for pre-order are new 2008 figures that are reissues of the 30th Anniversary Anakin with Tattoos, Hooded Clone Trooper, Clone Trooper with Training Fatigues, and Jango Fett in Poncho.  These new reissues are also available in a new 2008 Wave Assortment available through our website.  For more of the largest selection of Star Wars toys and collectibles, head on over to www.brianstoys.com

Brian's Toys

Miniatures The Force Unleashed Preview #7

Posted by Chuck | November 17, 2007 at 08:50 PM EDT |

    More Wizards updates, this time in The Force Unleashed Miniatures we take a look at Amanaman & 2-1B...

Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

Posted by Chuck | November 17, 2007 at 08:41 PM EDT |

   Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about many new arrivals, more new preorders, items ariving soon, and a new sale! Check out all the deals right here!

THANKSGIVING SALE:  With only a week to go until Thanksgiving, we decided to break out the deals a bit early!  We've just reduced prices on 140 various overstock or older items.  There is a fairly wide selection of items, the bulk of the items are overstock items from Hasbro and Mattel - many items are below wholesale cost.  Take a look at the Turkey Sale items - this sale will run for about 10 days.

Miniatures The Force Unleashed Preview #6

Posted by Chuck | November 15, 2007 at 01:46 PM EDT |

    Wizards has their next Force Unleased preview up and running. Stop by to check out Luke Skywalker and his Snowspeeder...

Saber-Stand Update

Posted by Chuck | November 14, 2007 at 07:44 PM EDT |

     Our friends at Saber-Stand want to invite you to their Web site to check out their stylish vertical mount Force FX display stand. They have a nice gallery showing off customer displays, and a "buy 4 get one free" offer. Check out Saber-Stand.com today!

GalacticVoyage.com Turns 8

Posted by Chuck | November 14, 2007 at 07:13 PM EDT |

    We just wanted to pass along a happy birthday to our friends over at Galactic Voyage. They celebrate 8 years on the internet, and are celebrating with a nice site re-design. Stop by and say hi!

Kotobukiya Spotlight: Bounty Hunter Series Boba Fett

Posted by Chuck | November 13, 2007 at 07:03 PM EDT |

     As promised, we now bring you a special Kotobukiya spotlight article treat! This time we are bringing you a brand new exclusive first look at the debut release in the Kotobukiya Bounty Hunter Series: Boba Fett! While all Star Wars fans are going to drool over this piece, Boba Fett fans will be especially happy at the awesome detail and striking action pose Kotobukiya offers in this statue.

We've also launched our Special Reports page dedicated to these spotlight articles. Click here for our Kotobukiya Spotlight Article archive.

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Star Wars Action News - Episode 116

Posted by Chuck | November 13, 2007 at 05:33 PM EDT |

     It's the Christmas season and traditionally that's when video games have their highest sales as parents across the country try to figure out what little Johnny needs or wants for Christmas. Whiel little Johnny probably would groove to some Manhunt 2 action (especially with the unrated edition crack) there are some more kid-friendly options from the Star Wars universe. Even with The Force Unleashed being pushed until next April (yeah, it's April now) there are two new Star Wars games for people of all ages to play. This week Marjorie and Arnie review both Lego Star Wars--The Complete Saga for the Nintendo Wii and Star Wars: Battlefront--Renegade Squadron for the Sony PSP platform...

Kotobukiya: Bounty Hunter Series Due in 2008

Posted by Chuck | November 13, 2007 at 08:06 AM EDT |

    It's an exciting time at Kotobukiya! Check out the official press release for the Bounty Hunter Series due out in 2008. And, stay tuned later as we bring you a special Kotobukiya Spotlight treat...


Visual Guide Update - TAC Sith Infiltrator

Posted by Chuck | November 12, 2007 at 03:43 PM EDT |

     The Sith Infiltrator finally makes its way to our 30th Anniversary Visual Guide. This original design is packed with playability, from pop open wings to a very cool attack mode. Check out all the details in this mega set of guides...

   

   

Star Wars Vault Deal at Amazon.com

Posted by Chuck | November 12, 2007 at 01:00 PM EDT |

    The word is in... the new book The Star Wars Vault is a hit! If you haven't had the chance to pick up this gem yet, make sure you stop by Amazon.com. They have a great deal on this, just in time for the holiday season. Save 37% AND free shipping!

Urban-Collector Newsletter

Posted by Chuck | November 11, 2007 at 08:40 PM EDT |

    Urban-Collector is gearing up for the Holidays with a ton of new merchandise arriving daily.  Stop in and see what's new.

More Battle Packs Found

Posted by Chuck | November 11, 2007 at 06:51 PM EDT |

    Looks like some more battle packs have been spotted on the front lines. Chad writes in with an update:

I was at Walmart yesterday and found the Hunt For Grevious and the Betrayal on Bespin. I only picked up the Hunt For Grevious. I also found the same BPs at Target along with the Coruscant Attack. Here's a photo of the Hunt 4 grevious I picked up. Just to pass it on.

Thanks for the update Chad!

Kotobukiya Spotlight: General Grievous

Posted by Chuck | November 11, 2007 at 03:21 PM EDT |

     General Grievous makes his debut in our Kotobukiya spotlight series today. Complete with tons of details, and complementing the Episode III Obi-Wan Kenobi statue, this huge piece definately stands out among collectibles on a display shelf! We've even got some nice unpainted pre-productions shots for you...

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KSWCC National Charity Raffle with Big Time Prizes

Posted by Chuck | November 11, 2007 at 01:16 PM EDT |

    KSWCC is proud to announce our first ever Charity Raffle to benefit the Kosair Children’s Hospital Foundation. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for this great cause, and to help do that we are going to be raffling off two great prizes. The grand prize will be a Master Replicas Limited Edition Studio Scale Millennium Falcon, and our second prize will be a Master Replicas Limited Edition Studio Scale Darth Vader Helmet. Click the banner below for all the details on how you can enter!

Hasbro Q&A Roundup - Nov 9, 2007

Posted by Chuck | November 11, 2007 at 09:23 AM EDT |

    The latest edition of the Hasbro Q & A Roundup is live over in the War Room. Head over to read all the questions and their answers that were given on November 9th from around the web.

Brian's Toys Newsletter #436

Posted by Chuck | November 10, 2007 at 03:00 PM EDT |

     Not much new this week, but expect alot more in the following!  Right now we have the fresh, new Battlefront II Exclusive Clones & Droids packs in stock as well as plenty of Vintage Star Wars items including a 12-Back Display Header (AFA 85) and Cloud City Playset (AFA 85).  Finally we have received the newly-revised version of the Cobra 5-pack!  This new pack is awesome, including new packaging and a freaky Cobra troop chanting!  Get plenty more of our great products at www.brianstoys.com!

Brian's Toys

Coruscant Nights: Jedi Twilight Novel Coming Next Summer

Posted by Chuck | November 09, 2007 at 11:10 PM EDT |

    StarWars.com has released a tidbit of info on a new novel series by Michael Reaves due out Summer 2008: Coruscant Nights. This series takes place after Order 66, during the rise of the Empire. The first book, Jedi Twilight, is due out next summer. Check out a brief synopsis right here.

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #43

Posted by Chuck | November 09, 2007 at 07:50 PM EDT |

    Check out our latest Hasbro Q&A, complete with information on the rumored AT-TE, and some clarification on the layout of next years figure lines...

Star Wars Miniatures: The Force Unleashed

Posted by Chuck | November 09, 2007 at 06:20 PM EDT |

    The Force Unleased gets it's first release this month in the form of Star Wars Miniatures. Stop by Wizards.com to check out all the previews they have for the latest Minis set...

Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

Posted by Chuck | November 09, 2007 at 05:06 PM EDT |

   Hi – Here is another quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a slew of new arrivals and many more new preorders. Check out the full newsletter right here!

Gentle Giant Kustomz Update: Darth Vader

Posted by Chuck | November 09, 2007 at 04:54 PM EDT |

    Gentle Giant has updated their site with the final Darth Vader Kustomz product images. Click here to see the final images and all the changes they made...

More Commemorative Tins at K-Mart

Posted by Chuck | November 09, 2007 at 04:33 PM EDT |

    Another round of Commemorative Tin Sets starts at K-Mart. Look for the AOTC, ROTS, and ROTJ sets exclusively at K-Mart at both the brick-and-morter and online stores. Click here for all the details...

Gentle Giant Senate Guard Statue

Posted by Chuck | November 08, 2007 at 08:14 PM EDT |

    The Gentle Giant Exclusive Senate Guard Statue has been available for the last week to Premiere Guild members. Tomorrow this will go on sale to all Collector's Club members. This piece is limited to 1500. Click here to order (you must be logged in to see him). Click below for a detailed image...

Brian's Toys Update

Posted by Chuck | November 06, 2007 at 05:11 PM EDT |

    Brian's Toys has a new mid-week newsletter for their special eBay auctions.  This week features a huge list of NO RESERVE auctions with items from Master Replicas, Masters of the Universe, Gentle Giant, Vintage, 30th Anniversary, Revenge of the Sith, and more!  All items start below a dollar, and all items will sell.

Click here to view our No Reserve Auctions.

Brian's Toys

Star Wars Action News - Episode 115

Posted by Chuck | November 06, 2007 at 08:19 AM EDT |

     Every year there are literally thousands of calendars vying for your attention. Do you go for that one over there with the Yorkshire Terrier puppy dog with the pouty face? Or how about a Dilbert-a-day calendar. Or maybe the calendars with a more political bent are up your alley. Oh, come on, who are we kidding? You want STAR WARS Calendars and you want them now, and the folks at Trends International are there to fulfill that need with not one, not two, but FOUR Star Wars calendars. Arnie and Marjorie have bought them all and review each of them on this week's Star Wars Action News (and spoiler alert--one of the calendars has a special bonus not to be missed!)...

Urban-Collector Newsletter

Posted by Chuck | November 05, 2007 at 06:14 PM EDT |

    Urban-Collector has a ton of new Pre-Order's available for November. We also have a special coupon code that saves you $5 off any $50 order through Nov. 30th! Use coupon code: UCsavings1007 to save an additional $5 off our low, low prices.

Read our entire newsletter here!

Star Wars Experience: Disney Star Wars Weekends 2007

Posted by Chuck | November 05, 2007 at 06:08 PM EDT |

    This past spring Disney had their annual Star Wars Weekends going on in full force, even with Celebration IV happening. Denton & Jackie share their experience, complete with hundreds of pictures! Click here for our 2007 Star Wars Weekends coverage...

Brian's Toys Newsletter #435

Posted by Chuck | November 04, 2007 at 08:47 AM EDT |

     We still have 30th Anniversary Wave 6 figures left in-stock, including the Snowtrooper McQuarrie.  Looking for some legos?  We got a nice handful of Lego Star Wars in stock! In our G.I. Joe department, we are taking pre-orders on the hot, new up-coming Comic Book 2-Packs!  Head on over to www.brianstoys.com to check out our latest pre-orders!

Brian's Toys

Previews Exclusive Battlefront II Set Now Availalbe

Posted by Chuck | November 03, 2007 at 08:42 AM EDT |

    If you've been waiting for the cool Previews Exclusive Battlefront II set, now is the time to order! Entertainment Earth has them in stock and ready to ship! Click here for all the details!

Sideshow Collectibles: Commander Praji Pre-order

Posted by Chuck | November 01, 2007 at 01:43 PM EDT |

     Sideshow Collectibles does a surprise pre-order release today for their Militaries of Star Wars line: Commander Praji. Click here to place your order! He is limited to only 3000!


 
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