This holiday is yours, but we all share with you the hope that this day brings us closer to freedom, and to harmony, and to peace. No matter how different we appear, we’re all the same in our struggle against the powers of evil and darkness. I hope that this day will always be a day of joy in which we can reconfirm our dedication and our courage. And more than anything else, our love for one another. This is the promise of the Tree of Life. – Princess Leia Organa
Since there really isn’t much in the way of deals involving Star Wars toys this year, we will be having a special “Black Friday” giveaway as a way to say “thanks” to all of our readers and folks that sent in reports this year.
Sideshow has finally posted their preview for the upcoming sixth scale Imperial Probe Droid figure. Head on over to check it out – pre-orders start next Thursday.
While most of the market appears to be passing on Hasbro’s reduced scale rehash line of Star Wars vehicles, it is worth noting that the lateast assortment is now starting to show up at retail, which includes Obi Wan Kenobi’s blue starfighter from ROTS. Head on over to the forums for more details.
Titan Magazines has announced their own Black Friday specials where if you subscribe to the Star Wars Insider, you receive as a FREE GIFT either the new Haynes Death Star Technical Manual or the Millennium Falcon Owner’s Workshop Manual. This offer is limited to only the first 10o subscriptions. A great Christmas/Holiday gift!
Yakface.com is proud to announce a promotion and giveaway with General Mills and Big G Cereals! Click on through for all of the details on how you can win a 501st Legion Trooper Replica Helmet by Master Replicas or a Luke Skywalker vs Darth Vader (Ralph McQuarrie Version) ARTFX Statue!
Walmart has listed a few of their pre-Black Friday “Jumpstart Saving Event” items today. Head on over to checkout The Complete Saga on Blu-ray for $74.96, the LEGO Advent Calendar for $29.00 and a 31″ Vader and 212th Attack Battalion Clone Trooper bundle for $40.00
Reports are sporadic at this point, but some collectors are finding the second series of Hasbro’s 6″ Black Series figures at Target stores.
Be on the lookout for these, as at the store I saw these, they were stacked behind a stack of Wave One Darth Maul and Luke figures… I almost didn’t realize they were there!
We talk to Ryder Windham, author of the Star Wars Death Star Technical Manual, review the rereleased Star Wars Frames books, and analyze Star Wars Episode VII production, release date, and casting news.
Star Wars Episode VII draws nearer! We now have a firm release date. On December 18, 2015 fans will finally see a cinematic vision of Star Wars post-Return of the Jedi, 32 years after Episode VI’s release. On this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast your hosts Marjorie and Arnie discuss this news and anticipate a holiday season full of Star Wars goodness!
We are happy to announce a new feature – the Concept Series by forum moderator localgotal!
Our intent is to show off the amazing concept ideas that he has put together, and to encourage discussion on the direction we all want Hasbro to get back to… which is making more collector focused products… and showing how easy some of these can be, because Hasbro already has a lot of the tooling for these!
Each week when we have a new concept to show, localgotal will be posting it in the Concept and Mockups section of the Yakface Forums for your viewing pleasure. Leading things off the first concept, the shadowy Arleil Schous from A New Hope!