Posted by Bryan | March 30, 2009 at 10:01 PM ET |
"May the art be with you, young Skywalker!" Nathan Hamill, whose family connection to the Star Wars universe comes courtesy of father Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), recently joined the ranks of artists contributing their talents to the 4th series of Topps Star Wars Galaxy trading cards.
Check out more of the details and a few samples of Nathan's work, here
Posted by Bryan | March 30, 2009 at 06:03 PM ET |
Check out the Bounty Hunter Update 7.24
! You have exactly 5 days left to get your orders in for the Alan Flyng signing! Don't miss out on this one! Also, the Kiwanis-Force-Event was a huge success and according to Mark over at Autograph Bounty Hunter, a total blast! Be on the lookout for a full report in the next Bounty Hunter Capture Log over at www.bountyhunter.be
Posted by Paul | March 29, 2009 at 04:06 PM ET |
collectors! The TRU exclusive Dagger Squadron B-wing Fighter has started
down the clearance markdown path. Available now in plentiful supply for
$29.98, this vehicle originally started at $39.99. Does Hasbro really expect
the mid-size line to flourish at $49.99 (or higher)?? We only can hope that
new vehicle sculpts will invigorate interest in this mid-priced vehicle line.
Posted by Bryan | March 29, 2009 at 12:28 AM ET |
Just a reminder that time is quickly running out for you to get free shipping on orders over $99 at Entertainment Earth
! This offer ends March 31st, so head on over now for the chance to pick up a few of those items that you may have been holding out on and take advantage of the free shipping offer
Posted by Bryan | March 27, 2009 at 08:19 PM ET |
Attention! Still looking for an eFX X-Wing replica? We have 1 available right now. Go to www.brianstoys.com now, because it won't stay around for long!
Get ready to expand your 12" Figure collection! This week we have the Sideshow 12" Stormtrooper and G.I. Joe Snake Eyes in stock, as well as a Timber environment accessory for Snake Eyes available for pre-order. Hall of Heroes will be shipping April 3rd along with a life-size General Grievous bust. For the Star Wars Vintage collector, plenty of loose vehicles & playsets have been added in stock. Find plenty more great products on our newsletter at www.brianstoys.com!
Posted by Paul | March 27, 2009 at 07:32 PM ET |
very good friends at Star
Wars Action News culled exciting new information
out of Hasbro regarding future Build A Droid astromechs. Hasbro has confirmed
seen in that TRU exclusive ancestor 'battle pack' from 2003) in new authentic
glory as well as the green astromech R4-P44 from Star
Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (per Wookieepedia). Unclear however
is the final astromech, R5-H6, originally though to be a renamed R5-X2,
it seems this may be a different droid altogether, so we will wait and defer
for a follow-up question to Hasbro to confirm just exactly who this astromech
is. Hasbro also is releasing R3-01, another clear-domed astromech.
Posted by Bryan | March 27, 2009 at 12:37 PM ET |
Stop by StarWarsShop.com
to pre-order renowned Star Wars artist Tsuneo Sanda's beautiful rendition of everyone's favorite Queen! This StarWarsShop exclusive is limited to 150 pieces and hand-signed by Sanda himself! Stop by and pre-order yours today
Posted by Bryan | March 27, 2009 at 12:09 PM ET |
Hasbro posts their latest run of Questions & Answers
! Stop by and take a look at all Hasbro had to say here
Posted by Chuck | March 25, 2009 at 05:44 PM ET |
We've got another dose of Sideshow for you today, this time it's the SDCC exclusive Aayla Secura. Check out the Enhanced Visual Guide beow...
Posted by Paul | March 25, 2009 at 02:50 PM ET |
the Greatest Hits subline of The Legacy Collection? Although we only received
four figures thus far, Hasbro has decided that these repacked figures are suited
better using the numbering system from the main line. So, you won't be
seeing GH on those card backs anymore. Click
through for a complete list of
figures that will finalize the blue carded phase of The Legacy Collection. But do expect more "greatest hits" type figures in the new and upcoming red line look mix, just not under a GH numbering system.
Posted by Chuck | March 25, 2009 at 09:16 AM ET |
Aaron Allston stopped by Lexington, KY yesterday evening, and JTA was there
to enjoy the show, and get some books signed of course!
Posted by Chuck | March 25, 2009 at 07:44 AM ET |
Collectibles Visual Guide
gets an update today with the addition of the Sideshow online exclusive Commander Praji, one of the commanders that led the attack on the doomed Blockade Runner...
Posted by Joris | March 25, 2009 at 06:49 AM ET |
You'll read elsewhere on this page that the Bounty Hunter offer for the autographs to be had from the Kiwanis Force Event has now ended. However, it's still not too late to head for Neuville-en-Ferrain and live the actual "mini-convention" or join up for the Charity VIP Dinner. That last one in particular will be very enticing, as it will include a live stage act by none other than Bounty Hunter Mark Dermul, Jeremy Bulloch and Robert Watts. I can't give away more info, but I heard it'll include lightsaber violence...
For more information on any of the above, head to our own Kiwanis Force Event page
or straight away to the webpage of the Kiwanis Force Event
Posted by Bryan | March 24, 2009 at 08:52 PM ET |
Mark over at ABH stops by Jedi Temple Archives with the Bounty Hunter Update 7.23
! Collector's Fair Utrecht has been added to the list of current signings! It's the last call for the Alan Flying offer and new guests have been announced for Collectormania Midlands and Autographica! Also, the Toy Star and MegaCon parcels have shipped! Check out more details from the latest newsletter at www.bountyhunter.be
Posted by Bryan | March 24, 2009 at 07:40 PM ET |
For the past three weeks Star Wars Action News has been continuing their March into the EU, celebrating the release of Aaron Allston's novel Outcast
this Tuesday, beginning the new Fate of the Jedi book series. But one question that keeps coming up is: can a newcomer to Star Wars books read Outcast? Taking place 43 years after the original Star Wars movie, so much has happened between the movies and this book (the New Jedi Order, the Legacy of the Force series, and more) can someone jump into the EU with this new book series? That is discussed on this week's Star Wars Action News
Posted by Chuck | March 24, 2009 at 02:25 PM ET |
Allston kicks off his Outcast
tour today in Lexington, KY. JTA will be there,
along with KSWCC
and the 501st. If you are in the area, stop by
for an evening of Star Wars fun! The event starts
at 7PM at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Stop by Aaron's
for his full booksigning tour schedule.
Posted by Chuck | March 23, 2009 at 09:56 PM ET |
Gentle Giant has posted another Q&A session with the folks over at GentleGiantCollectors.com
. Stop by their forums to get all the latest goings on at Gentle Giant, including details on the PGM Rex gift, as well as the Hoth line of Mini-busts...
Posted by Chuck | March 22, 2009 at 09:49 AM ET |
Don't feel like crawling through all the questions from this Hasbro Q&A round? Then stop by our Headline Report
, where Gold5 has all the major headlines that came out of this latest Q&A session!
Posted by Paul | March 21, 2009 at 02:55 PM ET |
good friends at Galactic
Hunter were the golden children this past round of
Hasbro's recent Q&A and were blessed with a shot of the new Nikto figure
coming this fall. Click the thumbnail below to read and see all about it! But
prepare first, and bring extra paper towels for drooling!
Posted by Chuck | March 21, 2009 at 11:31 AM ET |
This weeks Q&A Round-up
is live in our forums. Click here
to see what questions were asked from other sites...
Posted by Bryan | March 21, 2009 at 03:02 AM ET |
now has G.I. Joe Sideshow 12" Snake Eyes in stock and ready to ship! Also this week we have plenty of new Star Wars vintage, but best of all, the exclusive boxed Joker Squad, available for $39.99. For more great selections, check out the latest newsletter
Posted by Chuck | March 20, 2009 at 06:16 PM ET |
The latest Hasbro Q&A is now live! Click
here for all the details!
Posted by Chuck | March 20, 2009 at 03:25 PM ET |
It's the season finale of The Clone Wars
for information on this weeks episode: Hostage Crisis
Posted by Chuck | March 19, 2009 at 10:19 PM ET |
Now that the PGM gifts are ready to order, Gentle Giant has posted an FAQ for the 2009 Premier Guild Membership
. Make sure you read this for some answers to some common questions when ordering your gift, including how
to order it!
Posted by Bryan | March 19, 2009 at 08:00 AM ET |
The Clone Wars are over, but for those with reason to run from the new galactic Empire, the battle to survive has just begun... Click here
to find out more about "Imperial Commando: 501st", the sequel to "Order 66", by bestselling author Karen Traviss. Due out in paperback by Del Rey Books in October, this novel features cover art by Greg Knight.
Posted by Bryan | March 18, 2009 at 11:26 PM ET |
This spring, a galaxy far, far away comes to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
when Star Wars:
The Clone Wars Exhibition opens March 23rd. The visual exhibition features artwork, costumes and other pieces used in the concept and production for Star Wars: The Clone Wars , the first-ever animated feature and television series from Lucasfilm Animation. Click for more exciting details
Posted by Bryan | March 18, 2009 at 04:29 PM ET |
Autograph Bounty Hunter drops in with yet another
! It's the last call for your Kiwanis-Force-Event orders, so hurry and get them in while you still can! ABH also announces another Indiana Jones guest added to Collectormania Midlands, along with Mary Oyaya and Hugh Quarshie successes at www.bountyhunter.be
Posted by Bryan | March 18, 2009 at 05:41 AM ET |
Originally available at the recent WonderCon in San Francisco, StarWarsShop
is offering two stunning 11x14-inch portrait photographs of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
and Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia
. Both photos are hand-signed by the individual in an extremely limited edition
Posted by Bryan | March 18, 2009 at 02:24 AM ET |
Hi! - Here is a quick update from www.bigbadtoystore.com
about a variety of
preorders and more new arrivals!
Posted by Chuck | March 17, 2009 at 11:02 PM ET |
Hardback book collectors rejoice! Leesweinberg over at the Jedi Council Forums
brought to my attention tonight that the latest Clone Wars Novel Wild Space
, released only in paperback here in the US on December 9th, is also available in hardback in the UK
. You can order it directly from Amazon.co.uk
. And, even better, when the 3rd book is released, No Prisoners
, the UK will get a hardback release
for this book too. I've also updated our Hardback Guide with this information. Thanks
for the heads-up Leesweinberg!
Posted by Chuck | March 17, 2009 at 08:35 PM ET |
Gentle Giant has posted another behind-the-scenes video detailing some of the process in making their highly detailed Mini-busts. Click here to check it out
Posted by Chuck | March 17, 2009 at 07:11 AM ET |
The Star Wars Radio Dramas are held in high regard by a large number of Star Wars fans. Once considered by Lucas himself part of the Star Wars canon, these Brian Daley penned audio dramas greatly expanded upon the original two Star Wars movies in the 80's. Released on CD in regular and Special Edition format in the 90's, the original broadcast of Star Wars was broadcast in 1981, and then again in 1983 when The Empire Strikes Back was released on National Public Radio. However, in the 1983 rebroadcast many scenes and character moments were cut from the Star Wars radio drama, and when the radio drama CDs were released in the 90's not all of the cuts were reinstated.
Posted by Bryan | March 15, 2009 at 06:54 PM ET |
Autograph Bounty Hunter stops by JTA with their latest
! With the Kiwanis-Force-Event just around the corner, all you Imperial fans out there still have some time to get your orders in! ABH informs us that the Lily Nyamwasa signing has been finalized, and that the items should ship back to them next week. Also, ABH announces that they are no longer accepting orders for PropWorld. To catch a full report along with photos, check out their upcoming editions of the Bounty Hunter Capture Log at www.bountyhunter.be
Posted by Joris | March 15, 2009 at 04:57 PM ET |
Kiwanis Neuville and Star Force Events proudly present a sci-fi convention that will include the most impressive line-up of Imperial Officers since the Star Wars movies themselves!
Have the Lieutenants for breakfast, meet the Captain for lunch and meet the Admirals for dinner... but leave your Ewoks at home!
The Kiwanis Force Event is scheduled for the weekend of 28 and 29 March in Neuville-en-Ferrain (France). Autographs of all attending guests can be ordered from the Autograph Bounty Hunter (www.BountyHunter.be
Read more on our Kiwanis Force Event page
Posted by Chuck | March 15, 2009 at 10:05 AM ET |
We've added another section to our Timeline and Guide to Collecting Hardback Novels
. Now you can view the list in the publication order. Click here to check it out
! We've also updated both guides with the latest information on the Fate of the Jedi
Posted by Chuck | March 14, 2009 at 08:25 PM ET |
JTA Celebrates five years of the Force today! Thanks to everyone who tunes in daily! Here's looking forward to the next five years...
Posted by Chuck | March 13, 2009 at 10:54 PM ET |
Collecting Jedi lightsabers? We have the extremely rare #2 of Master
Replicas Luke ROTJ Lightsaber Version 2. That's right, its #0002 out
of 1,500! Otherwise, we have a new Darth Vader Reveals Life-Size bust
and the Diamond Select Ultimate Han Solo Hoth (It's a 18" tall!). Click here
more great selections from our newsletter!
Posted by Paul | March 12, 2009 at 09:42 PM ET |
Collectibles' very popular Ask
Sideshow segment has been updated to answer
all of the leftover questions from Toy Fair 2009. Interestingly, Sideshow
saved some of the best questions for last and "slips" about quite a few Star
Wars items and alludes to their imminent releases. Click
thumbnail below to read about all the interesting details of this most recent
Q & A.
Posted by Bryan | March 12, 2009 at 09:28 PM ET |
Continuing the diverse artistic interpretations of the Star Wars universe, StarWars.com shares a look at the all-new release of "Star Wars Galaxy IV" sketch cards from Topps. This series includes sketches depicting characters from the saga as well as the new TV series, as visioned by artist Jessica Hickman. For more info, click here
Posted by Paul | March 12, 2009 at 08:54 PM ET |
Collectibles puts up the awesome Admiral
Ackbar life size bust up for pre-order! Get
your order in today!
Posted by Bryan | March 11, 2009 at 09:20 PM ET |
StarWars.com has a sneak peek for all of you Star Wars comic fans out there! Click here
for a look at some upcoming issues from Dark Horse Comics
Posted by Paul | March 11, 2009 at 11:32 AM ET |
Movies Blog posts an exciting report that casting has been started for the
live-action TV show! Read all about it here!
Posted by Chuck | March 10, 2009 at 09:56 PM ET |
Brian's Toys has a special coupon for St. Patrick's Day. When you order $75 or more of in stock merchandise, use code "STPATTY15" to receive a discount of $15. Restrictions apply. Visit Brian's Toys
for details as well as a list of eBay No Reserve auctions.
Posted by Chuck | March 10, 2009 at 05:48 PM ET |
updates with their 12th Galaxy-wide Q&A. See if there's anything you missed
Posted by Chuck | March 10, 2009 at 05:20 PM ET |
Ryloth Trilogy comes to an end this Friday! Click
for information on this weeks episodes: Liberty on Ryloth
Posted by Chuck | March 10, 2009 at 04:23 PM ET |
writes in to let everyone know that he's created a Facebook page
where everyone can post pictures of their dioramas as well as share tips and tricks in their Star Wars Diorama making. He also wanted everyone to know that he will have his first new diorama out this summer. So, stay tuned!
Posted by Chuck | March 10, 2009 at 04:09 PM ET |
Star Wars Action News continues its March Into The Expanded Universe.
On this week's episode of Star Wars Action News, we talk to Karen Miller, author of the Clone Wars novel Wild Space. Wild Space is the first original fiction book tying into the cartoon Clone Wars series, telling us what happens to Obi-Wan during the Downfall of a Droid duology of episodes. Karen talks to us about how she became a Star Wars author, her views on the dogma of the Jedi order, and why she loves a certain Sith lord.
Posted by Chuck | March 09, 2009 at 08:42 PM ET |
Head's up shoppers! Entertainment Earth
is offering Free Shipping on orders of in-stock merchandise totaling $99 or more until March 31, 2009. There are no additional coupon codes or info needed—and the free shipping will calculate once you place your order.
Posted by Paul | March 08, 2009 at 11:01 AM ET |
unfortunately not a running change correcting his name from Pons Limbic to Brainiac, although that would have been very nice. However, and not to
over-sensationalize variation news, a noticeable difference has been found
among different Pons Limbic samples. Multiples
of each have been found in the wild, one with a cranium sans gray line details,
and two with this gray detail, giving the head more shadowing and better authenticity.
This difference is very small, but JTA is committed to serving our readers by notifying you
with all of the changes being found out there! Click
through for photos!
Posted by Paul | March 07, 2009 at 10:18 PM ET |
Earth has the Joker
Squad in stock! For those of you looking for an estrogen-inspired
Stormtrooper, here is your first opportunity! The set also includes our
first Quarren Sith Lord, probably the real reason to purchase this set. Although
it comes close with one or two figures, thank goodness that the set did not
include "Skittle-colored" miscellaneous Stormtroopers! But unfortunately, the names are about as annoying and difficult to pronounce as the Mandalorian figures released awhile back. Click thumbnail to order yours!
Posted by Paul | March 07, 2009 at 06:37 PM ET |
Collectibles takes a few moments to explain their choice for reintroducing
Trooper Premium Format figure. Check out the scoop here and
be sure to get your order in for this collectible masterpiece. The exclusive version
is sold out, but you can still get your order in for the regular edition!
Posted by Paul | March 07, 2009 at 05:37 PM ET |
is a quick
update from www.bigbadtoystore.com about
variety of new arrivals, and more new preorders. Check out all the exciting
new things at the Big Bad Toy Store!
Posted by Paul | March 07, 2009 at 05:27 PM ET |
out the latest
the Autograph Bounty Hunter! This time they focus on autograph collectibles from
the Indiana Jones cast, including the first ever appearance of Ke Huy Quan (Short Round) at Collectormania Midlands! Don't miss out!
Posted by Paul | March 06, 2009 at 06:44 AM ET |
Collectibles 12" Imperial Stormtrooper has arrived! To
say that this extraordinarily exciting 12" figure is the best figure Sideshow
has done would be an understatement. Click
through to see tons of photos
and a thoroughly detailed review and see if it persuades you to add this incredible
figure to your collection!
Posted by Bryan | March 06, 2009 at 03:02 AM ET |
Brian's Toys has some great Exclusives figures back in stock at www.brianstoys.com
! Along with new Star Wars Expanded Universe Comic 2-Packs (which include Ibtisam, Nrin Vakil, Machook, Amanin, & More!), the exclusive Clone Wars 501st Legion Clone, Senate Security, and Y-Wing Fighter Vehicle are back! Tons of Vintage AFA-graded coins were added, with price reductions on a few rare mail-in coins such as Anakin Skywalker and Yak Face. For more of what we have back in stock, check out our newsletter here
Posted by Paul | March 05, 2009 at 10:44 PM ET |
Collectibles announces the next exciting edition to their Life Size 1:1 Scale
Bust line: Admiral
Ackbar! Click thumbnail below to preview the product
and be sure to check back here at JTA for when this item will go up for pre-order.
Posted by Paul | March 05, 2009 at 10:33 PM ET |
Sideshow Collectibles exclusive Biker
Scout Premium Format figure is now up
for pre-order! With a limited edition size of only 300 pieces,
be sure to order yours now!
Posted by Bryan | March 05, 2009 at 04:24 PM ET |
continues their series of vintage Star Wars radio commercials this week with ten new spots from 30 years ago. Click here
to warp back in time to Star Wars' 1979 re-release, or go here
to download a set of Spanish radio spots from the same era!
Posted by Bryan | March 05, 2009 at 03:58 PM ET |
Presented for the first time at StarWars.com, is the cover art and story summary for the third book in the Fate of the Jedi series. "Abyss" is written by bestselling author Troy Denning, and is due out from Del Rey Books this August. Take your first look here
: This link DOES
contain a plot spoiler!
Posted by Bryan | March 05, 2009 at 03:27 PM ET |
The saga of Darth Bane, the ancient architect of the Sith order, continues in "Dynasty of Evil", the third Darth Bane novel from bestselling author Drew Karpyshyn. Due out from Del Rey Books in December, take your first look at the cover art here
: These links may contain spoilers!
Posted by Bryan | March 04, 2009 at 06:30 PM ET |
"Star Wars Weekends" exclusive merchandise news continues with Disney's announcement of the third series of Star Wars/Disney articulated figures! These figures will come individually packaged, and retail for $9.95 each. Click here for more details.
Posted by Bryan | March 04, 2009 at 05:56 PM ET |
With only a few weeks until the release of " Outcast" (March 24th), written by Aaron Allston, StarWars.com announces a look into the second installment, "Omen", by Christie Golden, to be released this June. WARNING!: These links contain spoilers, so enter if you dare! Otherwise, you can patiently wait for "Omen" to be released from Del Rey Books this summer.
Posted by Paul | March 03, 2009 at 07:36 PM ET |
a disappointing move, Hasbro nixes the idea of bringing a The Clone Wars inspired
version of Nikto to the upcoming Jabba The Hutt Battle Pack. The Battle
Pack now will only include Jabba, hookah pipe with base, and protocol droid. Click
thumbnail below for a large image of the contents of this Battle Pack. Please
note that the image has been updated from the shots we brought you from Toy
Fair. Click here to read the release from Hasbro. Here
is hoping that the Nikto figure gets released soon in some other capacity!
Posted by Chuck | March 03, 2009 at 12:01 AM ET |
Late this month, Aaron Allston's new novel "Outcast", the first book in the Fate of the Jedi series, will be released. To celebrate the start of the new series, Star Wars Action News celebrates the Star Wars Expanded Universe with our March into the EU
series. This month on the Star Wars Action News podcast you will see interviews with authors, including the Clone Wars: Wild Space author Karen Miller. The shows will also have reviews of books, segments on EU, and more including the return of the much-requested Star Wars Action News Book Club Podcasts! .
Posted by Bryan | March 01, 2009 at 09:59 PM ET |
a quick reminder to jump on over to Entertainment
Earth and pre-order this former fan site exclusive Lt. Renz mini-bust!
This "Unsung Imperial Hero" is based on Barrie Holland's character
from Return of the Jedi and is the first ever black-suited officer to be immortalized
in resin. Featuring a sound chip that says "You rebel scum" and a
certificate of authenticity hand-signed by the actor himself, this is a must-have!
With a limited-edition run of 2,500 pieces, hurry on over and pre-order
your Lt. Renz mini-bust today!
Posted by Bryan | March 01, 2009 at 06:18 PM ET |
If you haven't had a chance already, you should take the time to stop on over at Autograph Bounty Hunter and check out the AWESOME items for sale on their "DEALS
" page! Friendly people, great service! Autograph Bounty Hunter
gets the job done!
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