April 2001 Archive

Sandtrooper wave hits PA!
April 30, 2001 | 11:47 PM EST | John | Talk About This Post

It has just been drawn to my attention that Sandtrooper “Collection One” wave, (which also houses Qui-Gon Jedi Armor and Obi-Wan Cold Weather Gear in the same nifty case), has allegedly landed in the Scranton, PA area Wal-Mart. If there are any more sightings, drop me a line. It’s nice to know these are actually showing up on the east coast too.

 


 

Vader Vs. Fett at Hasbro.com 
April 30, 2001 | 11:42 PM EST | John | Talk About This Post

Well, it seems that the choice is down to the final 2 over at Hasbro for the fave POTF2 Star Wars figure. The last figures standing are the Removable Helmet Vader, and none other than the original Mr.Fett himself. If you haven’t, hop on over and vote. Deadline for casting your vote is May 6th.

 


 

Return Of The Jedi
April 30, 2001 | 11:28 PM EST | John | Talk About This Post

Hello guys and gals! My name is John Kenobi, and I seem to the new “Jedi” on the block around Yakface.com. Although, I’m not new to the Star Wars net scene. A few years back I started and ran a little page called the “Star Wars Collector Circle” one or two people may actually remember this little endeavor. I will do my best to keep the high standard of news our visitors have come to expect, (especially the late news since I’m up all night and have nothing better to do…). If anyone would like to drop me a line to inform me of breaking news, or just to say hello, e-mail me atjohn@yakface.com. Thanks guys!

 


 

Clear the Pegs
April 30, 2001 | 11:05 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

Artoosnews is reminding all collectors that this Friday, May 4, 2001, is “Clear the Pegs Day”. Go to your favorite figure store and do your part to help the peg warmers get good homes and free up space for the new waves.

 


 

Star Wars on the GameBoy Advance
April 30, 2001 | 9:07 PM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

While the gaming world is eagerly awaiting the domestic release of this new hardware, Nintendo has posted a quick preview and three screenshots of the upcoming Jedi Power Battles port from THQ. Check it out!

 


 

Leebo Petition
April 30, 2001 | 8:41 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

The Docking Bay has a petition for Leebo. If you want to see him in plastic, be sure to sign up.

 


 

100th Luke In Canada Too
April 30, 2001 | 8:22 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Thanks to John for the following news.
“I was at Toys ‘R’ Us in Kitchener, Ontario on Saturday April 18 and found the 12″ Legacy assortment along with the 100th Luke.”
This is the first report I have read that mentions the 12″ 100th Luke has been found in Canada.

 


 

Q&A Monday Update
April 30, 2001 | 4:25 AM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

With Every Question For Justice has been updated yet again with new questions and answers for all your Jawa-induced hallucination needs. Check it out , or don’t.

 


 

Lightsaber Remote Control Instructions
April 30, 2001 | 4:23 AM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

Lost your Lightsaber TV Remote Control instructions, or just want a spare copy around just in case? Reader Doug was kind enough to point out that they’re available in PDF format if you just click here. Thanks, Doug!

 


 

And The Winner Is???
April 29, 2001 | 10:08 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Congrats to Kelly Robbins. Kelly is this weeks winner for the Ultarama Stand. If you have not entered yet, just click on the Ultarama Stand on the right side of the page and then submit your name. Thanks to Mort S for the awesome giveaway.

 


 

The Latest Bricks ‘n Bits Q&A
April 29, 2001 | 8:58 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

The latest batch wonders where Droidekas and Wedge are in the LEGO scheme of things . . . click here to check it out.

 


 

More on Ep I Applause at TRU
April 29, 2001 | 4:27 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Here is a price breakdown on the Ep I Applause items that have begun showing up at TRU lately.
3″ Sets and 6″ for $2.97
8″ for $3.97
12″ for $7.97
Thanks to Dan the Stone Cold Man for the news.

 


 

12″ Bounty Hunters Hit Canada
April 29, 2001 | 4:22 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Thanks to Mark for the following news.
“I was in my local Toys R us in Belleville, ON and the have put out the 12″ Bounty Hunters for $34.99 CDN. They have lots of IG-88 and 4-LOM but only one of Bossk.”

This is the first I have heard of the 12″ hunters showing up in Canada.

 


 

Sandtrooper Wave Hitting West Coast So Far
April 29, 2001 | 12:57 PM EST | Brandon | Talk About This Post

The Sandtrooper Wave is beginning to make its way towards Target stores near you! Be on the look-out. Looks like the West Coast is getting these before the East Coast. So jump in the car and hurry out! Thanks to Greedo for the heads up.

 


 

Coming Soon To A Keyboard Near You!!
April 28, 2001 | 8:10 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

How about some excellent deals online? Looking to get a few good deals?? Well it may be happening sooner rather than later. It seems KB Toys has purchased the remaining stock from the ETOYS.com firesale. They will pay about 5.4 million for the inventory valued at near 40 million. They will be selling the inventory at the retail outlets as well as KBKids.com. Click here to read the entire story. Thanks to Jim for the heads up.

 


 

Lando wave at K-mart
April 28, 2001 | 6:12 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Lando wave is now showing up at K-marts across the U.S. Thanks to Mark and Brian for the following news.

 


 

More on Wal-mart Figure Cases
April 28, 2001 | 11:31 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Here is more information on the figure cases Adam reported on yesterday.
Thansk to Ryan for the following news:

“I’m a toy department manager at a Wal Mart. These display cases are made by Adkins collectibles who also make shells for hot wheels cars. We get paperwork every couple of months for items we would like to carry but are not obligated to have on the shelf ( due to space, customer preferences, etc). This is why you may see these display cases in some Wal Marts and not in others. We’ve been able to carry these for at least a year and a half that I can remember.”

 


 

Another Free Giveaway
April 27, 2001 | 5:21 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Pegwarmer.com is giving away a 12″ Sith Speeder w Maul this week.

 


 

Sandtrooper wave OUT!
April 27, 2001 | 12:39 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Collectstarwars is reporting the new Sandtrooper wave has been found at a Target in Las Vegas.

 


 

Q&A Friday Update
April 27, 2001 | 3:06 AM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

With Every Question For Justice, the oddly named Yakface Q&A Column, has been updated today with more sweet juicy goodness. Check it out, and feel free to send in your questions!

 


 

Figure Protectors At Wal-Mart
April 27, 2001 | 3:04 AM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

In an odd find this week, a few of the local Wal-Marts here in Arizona are beginning to stock packs of an off-brand “Star Case.” These are plastic clamshell cases that snap around carded Star Wars figures, or other figures with similarly sized cardbacks.

The packaging shows Battlestar Galactica figures being “protected”, but if you need something for your Power of the Jedi collection’s safety, try checking Wal-Mart.

 


 

Interview with Ultarama Creator
April 26, 2001 | 11:30 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

Click Here to read my interview with Mort Simpson creator of the Ultarama. The Ultarama is possibly the best product available to display your loose figures. It has a buillt in peg system which incorporates figure stands into the display, and offers a number of backgrounds, including forest scenes, ice fields, space, and now space station interiors!!!

 


 

Looking For The Classic Trilogy Commtechs?
April 26, 2001 | 11:00 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

The Jawa.com is giving away a set fo the classic Trilogy Commtechs (All 9 of them).

 


 

SW Bootleg Site
April 26, 2001 | 7:54 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

BootlegToys.com is a neat site which features tons of reviews and archives of bootleg toys. They have a huge SW area which is under the movie section.

 


 

Schedule for Disney Weekends
April 26, 2001 | 8:08 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

There is now official word on the stars that will appear in the “Star Wars Legend Unmasked” event at the upcoming Star Wars Weekends at Disney MGM Studios. They are as follows:

May 4 – 6 Kenny Baker “R2-D2”
Doug Chiang “Lucasfilm Ltd. Design Director”

May 11 – 13 Carrie Fisher “Princess Leia”
Peter Mayhew “Chewbacca”

May 18 – 20 Jeremy Bullock “Boba Fett”
Warwick Davis “Wicket W. Warrick”

May 25 – 27 David Prowse “Darth Vader”
Phil Brown “Owen Lars”

Like last year there could be some appearance changes, but overall this is a great event to meet both the stars and fans from all over the world.

 


 

Corrected Marmit Fett
April 25, 2001 | 10:01 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Anime Collectibles has the corrected color Marmit Fett in stock.

Use the coupon code YAKFACE to receive a 10% discount

 


 

Lando Wave for UK Collectors
April 25, 2001 | 6:55 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Watto’s Junkyard Online currently has the new Lando wave in stock for £6.49 plus shipping. This is about equal to $9.35 in US dollars in case anyone is interested.

 


 

Sandtrooper Wave Showing up in Asia
April 25, 2001 | 5:24 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The new Sandtrooper wave has begun showing up in Hong Kong it should be making its way to the US in the near future.

 


 

Q&A Wednesday
April 25, 2001 | 4:57 AM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

With Every Question For Justice has been updated with more of the low fat content you come here for. So check it outand send in some questions if you have the time.

 


 

New Ultarama Backdrops
April 25, 2001 | 12:25 AM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

Ultarama (ultarama.com)will be revealing two new steps of backgrounds this Friday. Here are all of the new backgrounds.

Set 2.1

   

Set 2.2

   

Be sure to go by ultarama.com to order. Check back tomorrow for an interview with one of Ultarama’s creators!

 


 

NEW PICS and FIGURE NEWS!!
April 24, 2001 | 10:34 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Here are the first pic of Sabe and Kewtol carded from the Official SW Site. Below the pics is information on upcoming POTJ figures. You can read the rest of the article and see some smaller pics of Qui Gon, Obi Wan and Sandtrooper carded at the Official SW site

Sabe Front Carded
Ketwol Front Carded

Ellors Madak (Duros) – Should arrive later this summer
Ketwol – the cantina alien added in the Special Edition will come packed with his legs off, revealing his stilts
Han Solo (Death Star Escape) – a different take than has been done before
Darth Vader (Emperor’s Wrath) – special materials used for this figure will hauntingly recreate the eerie juxtaposition of Vader’s skull and helmet as the Emperor’s Force-Lightning sealed his physical demise

 


 

Y-Wing, Skiff, Wedge and Han Carbonite in Stock
April 24, 2001 | 6:40 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Entertainment Earth now has in stock the
Y-Wing Fighter (Item# 26459,$49.99)
Tatooine Skiff Vehicle (Item# 26458,$49.99)
12in. Han Solo in Carbonite (Item# NM57105,$29.99)
12in. Wedge & Biggs 2-Pack (Item# 57106,$19.99).
All are former exclusives! Very limited quantity available.

 


 

The Hasbro Final Four
April 24, 2001 | 6:27 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Well the Final Four has been determined by the ballots (no recounts please). The finalists are…..
Boba Fett Vs Zuckuss
and
Dad (Vader Removable Helmet) Vs Daughter (Slave Leia)
Head on over to the Official Hasbro Site to cast your vote.

 


 

Looking For Aurra??
April 24, 2001 | 6:23 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Amazon.com has the Aurra Sing : Dawn of the Bounty Hunters (Star Wars Masterpiece Edition) for $60.00 (20% off) and if you use the code MDMCAMZNALLL you will get $10 OFF ($50 min. purchase, expires 05/13). That will give you a total of $50 plus shipping. Not bad. Hope this helps.

 


 

Star Wars/Disney Weekends 2.0
April 24, 2001 | 7:53 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

Check out the Star Wars goodies to be had in the Disney-MGM Studios this year… Check it out at the Official Site.

 


 

New Figs in Stock
April 23, 2001 | 7:57 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Toymaniacs currently has the Lando wave and Maul Sith Apprentice in stock.

 


 

Q&A: Monday
April 23, 2001 | 2:21 AM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

Greetings, all!

I’ve gotten hundreds of submissions for the contest to name Q&A, and it turned out to be quite difficult to pick just one. So I picked two.

The new full title of the column is “With Every Question For Justice: Adam’s Salacious Crumbs of Knowledge.”

Zac Bertschy sent in the first part, Brent McCracken sent the second. Both will be getting some sort of fabulous figure prizes, and you’ll be contacted soon!

Also, Q&A has been updated with more questions and answers, but we’re lagging on the questions. So if you’ve got a minute, please

M&M Newsfeed
April 23, 2001 | 2:17 AM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

M and M Collectibles has written in to say they’ve just received more of the IG-88 wave of Power of the Jedi figures in stock– this includes the bounty hunter droid as well as Plo Koon, K-3PO, and the Mon Calamari Colonel.

 


 

KBKids Has Luke
April 22, 2001 | 10:13 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

KBKids.com has the 12″ 100th Luke in stock now for $49.99 if you are still looking for him.

 


 

Starcontrux Has New Dioramas
April 22, 2001 | 7:44 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Head on over to http://www.starconstrux.de and check out the new dioramas he has posted up. We will be adding them here to the dioramas section very soon.

 


 

This Weeks Winner
April 22, 2001 | 7:42 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Congrats to Ivan Machado. Ivan is this weeks winner for the Ultarama Stand. If you have not entered yet, just click on the Ultarama Stand on the right side of the page and then submit your name. Thanks to Mort S for the awesome giveaway.

 


 

Free Lando Wave
April 22, 2001 | 9:00 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

What you want more free figures to win? Then stop over at the Power of the North Side a register to win a free set of the new Lando wave.

 


 

Win a Free R2-Q5
April 21, 2001 | 3:13 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Docking Bay is holding a drawing for a free R2-Q5 that ends on April 30th. Better hurry if you want a chance at winning.

 


 

New Figure Pre-Sell
April 21, 2001 | 2:33 PM EST | Brandon | Talk About This Post

Fellow Yak-er Jarrod chimes in to let you know that Kebcotoys.com is starting a pre-sell on this year’s upcoming star wars assortments. He does say that they are reliable and guarantee mint shipping. The pre-sell does require a 50% deposit. So if you feel interested take a look. Also please let us know if you have used them before so we can let all our readers know about them.

UPDATE: JJ passes on information that Kebco’s shipping is pretty slow and that he has yet to recieve figures from the Bespian Han Wave.

UPDATE: Ken, a Kebco Sales Rep, informs us that they have recieved about 200 or so open orders for the Bespian Han Wave and that they are waiting patiently for more cases to arrive, as they have ordered around 75 cases to fulfill all pre-sale orders. The problem, Ken says, is based on how many cases Hasbro plans to send Kebco each time (Kebco is only recieving around 4 cases at any given time). Kebco is in works to try and get more cases shipped so that pre-sales are fulfilled much quicker then in the past. So with that said it looks like it’s based on a first come, first serve basis.

UPDATE: Wow! You guys sure are keeping me busy with this post. Ha ha! Anyways looks like it is now a hit or miss with Kebco. Darrin has reported getting Aurra Sing Wave Figures from them well over a month in advance of hitting stores. Also Robert points out that they have wonderful customer service and he has recieved all his merchandise, purhaps a little delayed but, they do arrive in perfect condition. Mac also points out they are very reliable for international customers as he finds them the easiest and cheapest way to get figures. Also Kebco points out they will replace any item that is damaged and does not arrive mint even if it was during the shipping process that it was damaged. With that said looks like it varries from customer to customer. I have been talking with Kebco and they have been very friendly so I will definetly keep you updated!

 


 

Want a Prototype?
April 21, 2001 | 11:30 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Currently on ebay there are several prototypes on sale. Such as the new POTJ Lando (#581796596), Sae See Tinn (#581797136), and Maul Sith Apprentice (#581796136).

 


 

No Love for Jar Jar
April 21, 2001 | 10:47 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Reports of people finding the Lando wave keep pouring in however there is one thing that is also being reported and that is the instant peg warming status of the new Jar Jar figure. Poor Jar Jar, even being a new figure doesn’t make people want to buy him.

 


 

Need Pote
April 20, 2001 | 9:01 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

If you still need Pote Snitkin you may be in luck, TheJawa.com is giving one away.

 


 

Pictures of New Figures
April 19, 2001 | 5:06 PM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

Check out the new carded images of the following new figures in our toyguide:

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Cold Weather Gear)
Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Training Gear)
Sandtrooper (Tatooine Patrol)

Thanks to Maybang for the pictures!

 


 

300th Fett in stock
April 19, 2001 | 4:43 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Entertainment Earth has the new version of the 300th Boba Fett in stock. This variation now has the left panel in full color, rather than black and white. Order today! 300th SW Figure – Boba Fett (Item# 84566, $14.99)

 


 

Are YOU Looking For A Deal???
April 19, 2001 | 7:37 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Well here are some very good prices on toys at Target.com
Lego Technics Destroyer Droid $12.99 Reg $49.99
Naboo Electronic Fighter $5.00 Reg $19.99

 


 

Free Han Bespin
April 18, 2001 | 10:23 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Galaxy-Toys is currently running a free giveaway for a POTJ Han Bespin.

 


 

Star Wars Helmets In Stock
April 18, 2001 | 6:49 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

At Entertainment Earth
the Boba Fett Helmet (Item# DP82019, $34.99) and other helmets from DON POST are back in stock. Recent arrivals include Tusken Raider Mask (Item# DP82016, $34.99) Tie Fighter Pilot Helmet (Item# DP82025, $34.99)
and Stormtrooper Helmet (Item# DP82002, $39.99)

 


 

Q&A: Delay
April 18, 2001 | 5:35 AM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

I regret to inform you that due to circumstances beyond my control, Q&A will be delayed until later today or perhaps tomorrow along with the winner of the Q&A Naming Contest.

 


 

Real Scan Pics
April 17, 2001 | 7:44 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

CollectStarWars has posted a few pics of Real Scanned Ep II weapons. The pics are not of the toys but the items themselves. Cool stuff and worth checking out.

 


 

Looking For The Bounty??
April 17, 2001 | 7:34 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

KBKids.com has the 12″ Bounty Hunters in stock now. Here are the links to them. They are $24.99 each.
12″ Bossk
12″ 4-LOM
12″ IG-88
12″ Sith Lords 2-Pack $49.99

 


 

New Select Image
April 17, 2001 | 7:25 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

The Official Site has put up a new Episode II Select Image, so stop in and check it out.

 


 

Free Shipping on Ultaramas ends soon
April 16, 2001 | 10:18 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

Ultarama’s free shipping will end at midnight tomorrow. Even if you are at the post office ’till midnight tonight, you have another 24 hours.

 


 

Jedi-Con 2001
April 16, 2001 | 3:20 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

For complete coverage with tons of images, check out Journal of the Whills!, Excellent images.

 


 

Q&A: Good Morning!
April 16, 2001 | 3:34 AM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

Nice of you to stop by.

The Still Untitled Q&A has been updated again, but in a piece of good news, a title will be decided on for Wednesday’s update.

Until then, feel free to send in your questions for the column, and if you’ve got a scoop, send in some news, too!

And now, the rest of the news.

 


 

Still Trying To Find Target’s Skiff And/Or Y-wing???
April 15, 2001 | 5:16 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

Kevin writes that D & S Toys appear to have the Skiff and Y-Wing in stock for $38.00.

 


 

What are they?
April 15, 2001 | 3:39 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

At EbWorld.com in the Action Figures/Star Wars section there are two listings for new POTJ figures. One is for Collection 1 and the other is Collection 2. However, there is nothing that says what figure you receive when you order. Could it be something new like Lando or Aurra Sing or older figures like Obi-Wan? If you feel lucky you might want to place an order and if anyone has ordered and knows what you get please e-mail me.
UPDATE It appears that is completely random what figure you get however, they are newer figures like Aurra Sing and Maul Sith Apprentice. It is also possible to get some of older figures that are in these cases like Mas Amedda on a .04 card.

 


 

And The Winner Is?????
April 15, 2001 | 1:29 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Congrats to Warren Harold. Warren is this weeks winner for the Ultarama Stand. If you have not entered yet, just click on the Ultarama Stand on the right side of the page and then submit your name.

 


 

Happy Easter!!!
April 15, 2001 | 1:23 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

From the crew here at Yakface.com, we wish you all a Happy Easter. If you have any decorated eggs, please send them in. We will have a vote on them. The winner will get a free Ultarama Stand from the friendly makers of theUltarama Stands.

 


 

Attakus Pre-Order
April 14, 2001 | 11:34 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Entertainment Earth is now taking preordes for the Attakus SW statues. Click the link above to see the statues.

 


 

SW Survivor
April 14, 2001 | 9:26 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Here is an interesting site it is called SW Survivor. It combines the TV show Survivor with your favorite SW figures.

 


 

B-Wing Images
April 14, 2001 | 1:22 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

SSG has posted some images of the new B-Wing boxed and loose. The loose shots are of the B-Wing painted. These pictures are also at
CollectStarWars both are from the new issue of Lee’s.

 


 

Wuher Numbers Confirmed
April 13, 2001 | 7:38 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

LILTU writes that the Boston TRU had 40 to 50 Wuhers in today. It looks like each TRU may in fact be getting 4 cases.

 


 

Fambaa Back In Stock
April 13, 2001 | 8:03 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here is the link to order it.

 


 

Q&A Friday Update
April 13, 2001 | 12:19 AM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

Hello ladies and gents,

It’s time for Q&A yet again, so here’s 10 more questions, 10 more answers, and a whole bunch of stupid pop culture references. If you’ve got a minute, send in some more questions and we’ll update again on Monday.

 


 

More Lando wave reports
April 12, 2001 | 10:13 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

Lucas writes that he just found the Lando wave at at the Wal-Mart in Excelsior Springs Missouri. With the Target sightings reported as well, it looks like these may be starting to hit in greater numbers

 


 

Wuher at TRU
April 12, 2001 | 7:49 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

The Jawa is reporting that Hasbro is sending Toys R Us a total of 18,000 Wuher figures which works out to about 4 cases per store assuming all stores get an equal number.

 


 

Still looking for Saesee Tiin
April 12, 2001 | 7:25 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

If you are having trouble finding this member of the Jedi Council,The Jawa is having a drawing for a free Saesee Tiin.

 


 

Lando at Target 
April 12, 2001 | 5:02 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Target is now receiving the Lando wave as well. Thanks to everyone who wrote in with the news.

 


 

Free Shipping on Ultraramas
April 12, 2001 | 9:44 AM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

This just in from Ultarama:

As April 15th approaches, we at Ultarama want to help collectors enjoy displaying their figures while keeping some extra cash in their pocket. “Action figure collecting is all about having fun, making new friends, and enjoying your hobby. So, we are doing our part by offering free shipping in the Continental U.S. on all orders placed from April 12th through April 17th!”

You can order on their website www.ultarama.com or by calling toll free at 1-888-269-4386.

 


 

How Rare is Rare?
April 11, 2001 | 9:26 PM EST | Robert | Talk About This Post

I just added an interesting item to the prototypes section. While not an action figure prototype it’s certainly worth a look. While licensed prototypes found in their early stages are difficult to obtain, finding an unlicensed prototype mock up item is truly amazing. Check out the mock up segment of the prototypes section to check out this unlicensed, unproduced mock up watch.

 


 

Bracket Update!
April 11, 2001 | 6:08 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

OK, on to round number two…..
On the Top Half of the bracket we have the following figures moving on.
On the Bottom Half of the bracket we have the following figures moving on.
Head on over to The Official Hasbro Site and vote for your favorites in round 2.

 


 

12″ Han Endor is Back
April 11, 2001 | 5:09 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

TRU is getting more than just Wuher in this latest shipment of older figures. They are also receiving cases of the 12″ Han Endor wave. Also, the Wuhers seem to be arriving in massive quantities with most stores getting between 30-40 figures per store.

 


 

Jedi Braid In Stock
April 11, 2001 | 5:08 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

We have a limited amount of the Australian exclusive Jedi Braid with Micro Machine Holographic Royal Starship and holo projector in stock for $15.99. Only at D&S Sci-fi Toy World.

 


 

Official Site Redone
April 11, 2001 | 4:58 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Starwars.com has launched a completely brand new look. Very nice design but very slow to load.

 


 

300th Fett In Stock
April 11, 2001 | 7:57 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

You can now get your long sought after 300th Fett as it is in stock RIGHT HERE at walmart.com for $9.96, happy hunting.

 


 

Have That Urge To Play Starfighter??
April 11, 2001 | 7:48 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

But still can’t find the Playstation 2?? Well It is now in stock at KBKids.com, and the price is $299.99, but if you use this code “DISCOVERKB” you will get $10.00 off. Cheaper than any store. While you are there, Enter to win a FREE DVD player, so that when Ol’ George decides that we are worthy enough to get the movies on DVD you will be ready for them.

 


 

Q&A Updates Wednesday
April 11, 2001 | 2:06 AM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

Friends, Romans, and of course, Olympic Champions,

The Q&A column here has been updated again. But it has no name! We’ve gotten dozens of entries, but we’re still looking for a few more. If you have one that isn’t “Yakkin’ With Adam” or “Yakkity Yak”, kindly send it on in to me atadam@yakface.com and I’ll be happy.

(Oh, we’re also offering a set of the Aurra Sing wave of action figures as a bounty. [Because we love you.])

 


 

Bonus Battle Droids Return To Fan Club
April 11, 2001 | 1:54 AM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

While previously available elsewhere, the Fan Club now has Obi-Wan Kenobi (Naboo) with the bonus Battle Droids in place of a CommTech Chip for $8.99. They’ve also got a few of the regular Battle Droids from the USA for only $3.99 each… not too shabby if your army’s in need of new recruits.

 


 

Comics Make Me Laugh
April 10, 2001 | 10:19 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Padawanamy pointed out this comic about our favorite passion…..
Click here to see the comic.

 


 

Errors Abound!!
April 10, 2001 | 7:56 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Well the new wave of figures is just hitting the street and there is an error for you hunters out there. The R2-Q5 has a spelling error on the force file. The front should read Imperial and reads Imperal, so now the question is… Will it get noticed and fixed??? Thanks to halfbittenjedi for the news and the image.

 


 

New Case Assortment
April 10, 2001 | 6:13 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

New Force Comics is reporting a new case due at the end of June:
2x Biker Scout
4x Darth Maul Sith Apprentice
1x Chewie Mechanic
1x Aurra Sing
1x Leia Bespin
1x Jedi Armor Qui Gon Jinn
1x Obi-Wan Cold Weather
1x Sandtrooper

Thanks to the Ab Master for the news.

 


 

Tessek Wave Expands
April 10, 2001 | 5:32 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The new Tessek wave has now been found at Wal-Mart and TRU. Thanks to everyone who wrote in with the news.

 


 

Less Versions
April 9, 2001 | 8:09 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

CollectStarWars is reporting there will only be two variations on the Rebel Fleet Trooper and Imperial Office and the variation will be different headsculpts. Also, there will be no different versions of the Bespin Guard. 🙁

 


 

Can’t Get Enough B-Wing?
April 9, 2001 | 8:06 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

If you can’t get enough of seeing the new POTJ B-Wing you should go out and get yourself a new copy of Lee’s. In the new issue are many new pics of the B-Wing. Thanks to “Da Dude” for the news.

 


 

To Match A Price Or Not?!?!?
April 9, 2001 | 11:49 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Tom from the MSWCC sent this to me today.

Thought I’d test the Star Wars Fan Club’s new Online Price-Matching
Guarantee (see http://swfan.wizards.com/help/pricing.asp):

Official Star Wars Fan Club Store Website:
Star Wars Episode I Die-Cast Watch Collection by Hope Industries: Price: $59.99 (!)
http://swfan.wizards.com/product.asp?ProductID=4144

KBKids.Com:
Star Wars Episode I: Die-Cast Watch Collection by Hope Industries: Price: $14.99
http://www.kbkids.com/genProduct.html?WebID=00ffb49f19600063909f19600068a79f19600048a69f1960&ctid=17

This is the response that he received. IMHO I would say that once again, it seems like a good thing on the outside, but once the package is opened, The Slam Club is right there with the high prices of stuff that noone wants right now……

Thanks for spotting this, I’ve passed the information onto our pricing specialist. I’m not sure that anything will be change in this case. If you check the ‘beat or meet’ pricing information we do specify that only Non-Collector grade items are affected by this policy. The Die cast watches you refer to are Collector grade on our site.

The distinction here is that collector products/packaging are checked for even the smallest of defects and are sent to the customer with special packaging guaranteeing Mint condition delivery. Items on other sites and in ‘bricks and mortar’ stores are what we consider non-collector quality. A true collector demands perfect condition goods and our prices often reflect this.

Please bear in mind that KBtoys/kids deal in resale goods as well as new. This means they often get these goods from other suppliers ( including us)to sell in imperfect state at severely reduced prices.

Thank you for your mail, though. We do try to stay aware of the prices of our competitors on similar items.

May the Force be with you.

Name Left Out
Online Support
Star Wars Fan Club

 


 

In Case You Missed It This Weekend.
April 9, 2001 | 8:13 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

KbKids.com has the TC-14 12″ Electronic Figure on sale for only $4.99, the regular price is $29.99. Thanks to Robert for the news.

 


 

Q&A: Hey, Guess What?
April 9, 2001 | 4:03 AM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

Well gang, it’s that time again. Q&A has been started once again, but the page layout, graphics, and title aren’t finalized. If you’ve got a suggestion for a title, then kindly send it on in.

For those unfamilliar with the concepts behind the column… you’re probably best off reading it.

**Update – The winner of the Name the Q&A Column with Adam will get the Aurra Sing wave FREE!

 


 

Lookin For A LEGO Deal?
April 8, 2001 | 9:21 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

K-Mart this week is running a sale where if you buy a set you get a second set of equal or lesser value for 50% off. Not bad.

 


 

Have You Ever Heard Of SLA?
April 8, 2001 | 7:46 PM EST | Robert | Talk About This Post

The prototypes section of the website has been updated. Included in the update is a rare look into a segment of the toy making process that many collectors have never heard of before. Updates have begun to the twelve inch figures section as well as the hardcopies section where the SLA prototype is located. More to be added to the site this week including Galoob prototypes, and more first shots. Check it out. As always if you have any modern era Star Wars prototypes and would like them featured on the website please send them to me at SemsFir@aol.com. Full credit of ownership will be given, unless you want to remain anonymous! 8>)

 


 

B-Wing Boxed Pic
April 8, 2001 | 6:50 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

TheJawa.com has posted a pic of the POTJ B-wing boxed. Sure doesn’t look to be worth $50 of my money.

 


 

Let The Giveaways Commence!
April 8, 2001 | 9:20 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Once again Yakface.com is proud to start its weekly giveaways from Mort Simpson and the awesome Ultarama Stands.
This weeks winner is Mark Holbrook, Congrats Mark, and if you havent entered already please click on the link on the right side of the page for a chance to win one for yourself.

 


 

B-Wing Retail Price To Be $50!!!
April 7, 2001 | 9:54 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Thanks to Junior for the following news

“The B-Wing Fighter w/ pilot is now listed in the Target computer system. It is listed under DPCI# 087-06-1954 for the price of $49.99. Ouch!!!” Here are the other DCPI #’s that were sent in. Palm Talkers Price: $11.99 #087-06-0482. 12″ Legacy Assort Price: $26.99 #087-06-0317

 


 

More Power of the Jedi Comes to Canada
April 7, 2001 | 8:44 PM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

Reader PunkBoy200 has news to share of more POTJ showing up in the great white north:

“Wal-Mart in Edmonton Canada has Chewbacca (Mechanic), Bespin Leia and Aurra Sing! Only about 5 Aurra’s compared to the massive amounts of the other two!”

Well, there you have it!

 


 

More on Wuher
April 7, 2001 | 1:44 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Wuher is showing up on both coasts of the US and in large numbers. According to one reader TRU is receiving solid cases of Wuher that have “SW Fan Club” printed on the outside. Thanks to everyone who wrote in with the news.

 


 

Free Giveaway
April 7, 2001 | 10:57 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Pegwarmer.com is giving away a free “12 Sith Speeder w Darth Maul.

 


 

Jar Jar Swamp and more at TRU
April 6, 2001 | 11:09 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

More EP I figures have begun to show up at TRU’s across the country. Figures such as the Jar Jar Swamp and TC-14 waves have been spotted. I have even gotten a report of multiple Wuhers being found at TRU. IF anyone else has found Wuher at TRU please let me know this is the first I’ve heard of it. Thanks to Scott for the news.

 


 

The end has come…
April 6, 2001 | 7:05 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well guys I have come to the end of the road here at Yak…
I have only been here for a brief eight months. The time here was great and you (the readers) are awesome. I have had more good things said to me than any bad. I do thank you all for all the support, and for any friendships I made thru Yak.
I wish the crew here at Yak all the best and thank them for letting me in on this great site. I know I will still remain friends with the crew here and definetly tune in daily to check out the news.
I am moving to Jawa.com, and hope you will check me there as well.
My reason for leaving is just some (for better choice of words) artistic expression. I hope that all the Yak-er’s out there continue to hit this site everday, and all the other great sites out there.
We all play on the same game, well I think we do anyway, so no reason to favor anyone more than the other.
Thanks to all here and all you out there. Check me out in my new brown cloak… Til next time… UUUUTTTTIINNNIIII….

 


 

Tessek at Meijer’s
April 6, 2001 | 5:52 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Tessek wave has been found at Meijer’s in Ohio. Thanks to Ben for the news.

 


 

The All Knowing Pager
April 6, 2001 | 10:26 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

My pager news tells me that of the famous people that share today as their birthday, ESB’s own Billy Dee Williams turns 64. Happy Birthday Billy Dee.

 


 

B-Wing Images
April 6, 2001 | 6:10 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here is the latest Test Shot of the New B-Wing with Pilot. These are prototype shots. You can bid on this item onEbay.com, the item number is 577220276, special thanks to Maybang for the images.

 


 

John’s Toys
April 5, 2001 | 6:19 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

John from John’s Toys gave me a call today and mentioned some new stuff they had just got in. I know most have seen, (and probably still need) the ultra cool UK Pit Droid two packs. Why these weren’t made for the US market I’ll never figure out…
But John saves the day and comes thru…
Head over to their site now. They have the Ani, Obi, Maul “soft goods” waves available w/ the Pit Droid. John also has the elusive Obi/Maul two pack and the older Battle Droid overseas sets. Head over or call them at 1-800-505-TOYS.

UPDATE: Tom over at YesterToy’s also got some the Pit Droid packs in as well as another elusive piece, the once Exclusive Target Skiff. Definetly worth a look. These pieces were obtained thru an overseas source by both John and Tom. I don’t see suplly lasting long… Well what are ya waiting for???

 


 

Complete your Star Wars Mask Collection?
April 5, 2001 | 5:21 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Is this a new item or an old one? Although this item has been listed in the Don Post catalog for a few years, very few of these units have been spotted. This rare piece is now in stock at Entertainment Earth. Jawa Mask (Item# DP677513, $39.99)

 


 

America’s Finest Figure News Source
April 5, 2001 | 3:58 AM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

The Onion, America’s Finest News Source, has posted a feature of vital importance to all people considering placing action figures in their cubicles. Check it out!

 


 

Wishbook Deals
April 4, 2001 | 11:20 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Are you still trying to complete your collection? The Sears wishbook is still having a great sale on some older stuff. You can visit them at http://www.wishbook.com
The sale includes ROTJ 12″ 4-pack (Luke Jedi, Palpatine, Band Member, and Chewy in Chains) for $24.88.
Galaxy 2-pack (Ewok w/Endor, Luke w/Tatooine) for $9.99.
And a few other things.

 


 

Still Looking For Your Lunchbox?
April 4, 2001 | 11:09 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

 


Hallmark.com still has it in stock for $14.95 plus shipping.

 


 

SW Fan Club Price Match
April 4, 2001 | 10:05 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The SW Fan Club has started a new price matching policy which is described in their newsletter that just went out

“Whenever you see a lower price for one of our Non-Collector grade items at another major online retailer (such as KBkids, Amazon, Disney, Kmart,Target, etc), let us know by sending an e-mail with the exact name of the product, the URL of the item, and the listed price to swfan@wizards.com. Once we have confirmed the price, we will update our online store to reflect a matching or better price for Fan Club members.”

Thanks to Dan the Stone Cold Man for the news.

 


 

Cheap Fambaa’s
April 4, 2001 | 3:14 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

You can now stop over at http://www.fao.com and pick up this monsterous beast for $37.50 plus shipping as he is now back in stock. They also have the six beanies from Episode 1 on sale as a set for $15.00, which is not that bad of a price.

 


 

Still Searching for Figures?
April 3, 2001 | 10:43 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Most seem to be hunting the “newer” waves of POTJ figs still…
On that way to TRU, Walmart, Target, KMart and any other in between place, pop into your local Electronics Boutique. I just saw the Sith Maul wave at an EB store today. The distribution scheme hasn’t seem to get all that better, so any other “possible” option is a good one. They also might have some of the 1st waves of POTJ figs at a cheap, cheap price of $1.87. Speaking of hard hunting times… Head over to Collect Star Wars and let them know if you been one of the lucky people finding things.

UPDATE: The guys over at Collect have a poll going about the availability of figures and if you guys are finding them easy or not… Head over and add to that poll, hopefully the Big H will learn what they need to know from those results.

 


 

Best SW Figure Ever
April 3, 2001 | 9:36 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Hasbro has posted on their site a poll/bracket that will determine the best SW figure ever produced. Think of it as the NCAA Tournament for SW figures.

 


 

Maul Apprentice in Canada
April 3, 2001 | 5:15 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Darth Maul Sith Apprentice figure has begun to show up in Canada. If you live in Canada you should try to find it at Wal-mart since it is the only store, Maul has been found so far. Thanks to Jim for the news.

 


 

Mega Figures Concept Art
April 3, 2001 | 5:07 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

CollectStarWars has posted some cool looking concept art of the Mega Action figures.

 


 

Goodbye…
April 3, 2001 | 4:25 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Much as I hate to follow up Mark’s post abou him going backstage on Yakface with more negativity, I will no longer be working on the site.

I’ve spent more than a year contributing, but at the moment my interest in Star Wars collecting is pretty much dead and the site needs more time than I have to give.

You can contact me through the current address greg@yakface.com, it forwards mail to me and will continue to for a little while.

Thanks to everyone who has helped me during my time here – I appreciate it! All the best to Adam and the other newer members of the team. Bye!

 


 

Latest Select Image
April 3, 2001 | 7:53 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Is it me or does the new select image at http://www.starwars.com look like ol’ George is mixing Star Wars with Star Trek? Why is there a Transporter in a Star Wars movie?

 


 

From The Land Of Variations…
April 3, 2001 | 7:48 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here is the latest in the ever growing list of variations. This shot shows the difference between the new and old bubbles on the Imperial Biker Scout.

 


 

It’s About Time
April 2, 2001 | 10:20 PM EST | Robert | Talk About This Post

The firstshots prototype page has had a small update. Things are finally slowing down from my hectic personal schedule to begin updating the prototypes page regularly again. This week I’m looking to begin adding 12 inch prototypes, Galoob prototypes, as well as other interesting prototype material. Some interesting items should start appearing on the page within the next couple of weeks so check back often.
Since there’s a new head of state behind the desk now I wonder if it would be a good time to ask for a raise? 8>)

 


 

“Don’t try to frighten us with your sorcerer’s w- cka cka”
April 2, 2001 | 9:35 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

GOT MOTTI?
Well if you don’t head over to Jawa.com and rescue him from Lord Vader’s grip…
Man did that sound like a commercial or what? Is that Hasbro I hear calling… Anyway head over and try to nab yourself a free Motti fig, thanks to the little Jawa clan… Good luck guys.

 


 

EP I Cases Still in Stock
April 2, 2001 | 7:22 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

E1 Coll. 3 (Wave 10) Half Case (Item# 84105E, $75.99)
2x TC-14, 2x R2-B1 Astromech Droid, 1x Adi Gallia, 1x Ody Mandrell, 1x OOM-9, 1x Captain Tarpals.

E1 Coll. 3 (Wave 10) Case (Item# 84105D, $144.99)
4x TC-14, 4x R2-B1 Astromech Droid, 2x Adi Gallia, 2x Ody Mandrell, 2x OOM-9, 2x Captain Tarpals. Only atEntertainment Earth.

 


 

Q&A Begins… Soon
April 2, 2001 | 5:48 PM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

One of the things I’m bringing to Yakface is a Questions and Answers column, but since it’s starting over fresh, the column currently has no questions. While I’m building the page behind the scenes, any questions you’d care to email me would be great in getting this thing started.

 


 

New Management
April 1, 2001 | 11:29 PM EST | Adam | Talk About This Post

Greetings, Toy Fans!

I’m Adam Pawlus. You might remember me from my old Star Wars newsletter, the Q&A column I wrote for Rebelscum, or my brief stint as the young “Chico” on the final season of “Chico And The Man.”

As you most likely saw in the post below, Mark’s bowing out of the page management game and he said he was looking for someone else to run things. And apparently, I was the best he could come up with on such short notice.

So in the coming weeks, expect most things here to stay pretty much like you’ve always loved them. The latest Star Wars news will always have a home here, along with whatever other neat nuggets we can dig up for you.

So allow me to say that I look forward to working for you and with our top notch staff toward all your Star Wars news needs, and with any luck we’ll have some other great new features to offer you in the coming weeks.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled news.

 


 

Alas, The Time Has Come!
April 1, 2001 | 10:39 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Well I have been down this path before, only to be drawn right back into the thick of things. However, with the priorities I have in my life right now, it is time for me to move on. I was going to shut down the site for good, however it has been saved by someone I think it perfect for the site. He will be posting something soon. I will be moving on and letting go of Yakface.com. I will still be here from time to time to post news as I get it, however I will be concentrating on my son who is more important to me. I will also be working on the toyguide with Ben, look for it to be complete soon with the most complete set of images found on the net.
I want to thank everyone I have met throughout the years as I have made some very good friends. I will be keeping in touch and my email will remain on the site. So keep in touch with me. Take care all and may you all have the best of luck in hunting down your figures.
Sincerely,
Mark Minicuci (hfsolo)

 


 

New figs hitting
April 1, 2001 | 6:10 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

As I had mentioned a couple of weeks back the new Lando wave is finally starting to show up here in the states. Collect Star Wars reports some finds in Fla, I also got an email from a good friend that saw these at a flea market he visted today in Ca. Guess it’s on with the hunt guys.

 


 

Have you been “Fan Clubbed”?
April 1, 2001 | 6:04 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

The great “moffbunkaroo” sent over a very interesting story to us members of the Trade Federation on a recent dealing with the “new” Fan Club. Some must read info…

“Hey everyone,
I just though I’d throw this info out in case it helps anyone. I placed an order with the new fan club online last Wednesday when it opened. I ordered an Oola/Crumb set, a carded Poite Snitkin and a
non-collector grade E1 R2 (wanted one loose). I got my order today, and man, it’s a good thing I didn’t want my stuff MOC. The R2 and Pote Snitkin were jammed so hard into the box the cards were bent backwards. Now, I don’t know if they did this because of the free shipping or because one of my items was deemed “non-collector” quality-you be the judge.
Also, I got absolutely no Ship Confirmation e-mail, so after I got the
original e-mail telling me that my order was accepted, I heard zilch. I had to e-mail their Customer Service to get a tracking #. Plus, they don’t seem to have a link on their site to check your order status like the old fan club.
All in all, this new club definitely has Buyer Beware labeled all over it in my opinion. Hope this helps…”
Hopefully this was just an isolated incident, but if you have gone through anything like this with the new Fan Club, gimmie a holler.

 


 

Palm Talkers and new 12″ Prices
April 1, 2001 | 2:12 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

On Raving Toy Maniac’s page the prices for the new Palm Talkers (Price: $11.99 # 087-06-0482) and the
12? Legacy Asst. (Price: $26.99 # 087-06-0317) are listed from the Target computers.

 


 

Lucas to do Episode 7,8 and 9!
April 1, 2001 | 12:04 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

CNN.com is reporting George Lucas has announced he will be doing Episode 7, 8 and 9.

 


 

Official Site Update
April 1, 2001 | 11:08 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Official Site has updated with some great news on the upcoming SW film. Go check it out.

 


 

12″ Sith Speeder Returning
April 1, 2001 | 11:05 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

If you never were able to find a 12″ Sith Speeder last year they have begun showing up again at Wal-Marts all around the country. Thanks to everyone who has written in about it.

 


 

Three Cool Auctions!!
April 1, 2001 | 10:01 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are some excellent auctions on Ebay.com by Gus Lopez.
Unproduced Sith Infiltrator POTJ Prototype Item #575628727
Unproduced Build Your Own Pod Racer POTJ Prototype Item #575627425
Unproduced Royal Starship POTJ Prototype Item #575624477

 


 

Master Marketeer or DVD Nazi, “No DVD for YOU!”
April 1, 2001 | 9:01 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

The Force.net reports that the DVD of the Phantom Menace has been bug checked and is ready to be pressed and shipped as soon as LFL gives the word. Given this it’s interesting to note that they also report in a separate story that the April 29th airing of Episode I on FOX seems to have been cancelled and will be aired in the 4th quarter instead. Why would they do that, I wonder?

Now even though I’ve spoken to folks at Hasbro who deny that Lucas himself is involved with many of their ‘variations’ and other issues that aggravate the collector — the occasional 1-per case and the lack of a collector’s retail outlet (I’d like to order one of everything please)—it almost is hard to believe that Lucas doesn’t play at least some part in these brilliant machinations that keep the fans from being satisfied. It almost seems that he knows the meaning of “The Phantom Menace” all too well. Maybe I’m watching too many X-Files reruns waiting for Star Wars on DVD because I’m beginning to wonder if George Lucas or Rick McCallum has taken up smoking Morley cigarettes.

The point that everyone seems to overlook is that the DVDs that everyone actually wants (the real Star Wars Trilogy) won’t be coming out for years. In my opinion, that is no coincidence and the reason is not George’s busy schedule because if the fans remain hungry they will jump on any scrap you throw them.

March 2001 Archive

Thats BomBAD!!!
March 30, 2001 | 7:38 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Do you have your Playstation2? If so and you want to be one of the first to get Bombad Racing you can now pre-order it at the Lucas Arts Online Store.
Available in stores April 27th, Super Bombad Racing is a fun-filled, action-packed racer featuring 8 of your favorite Star Wars: Episode I characters racing on 9 tracks or four arenas. 25 different power-ups and gadgets, plus some secret unlockable characters keep the action fast and fun.

 


 

Mini Me.. err… Mini Vader
March 30, 2001 | 7:34 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

 


Is this the coolest thing ever or what?!?! David Hannebon made this awesome custom. Here is the link to see how he made it.

 


 

Darth Cynical
March 29, 2001 | 11:47 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

Check out this very funny article in which “Everything is Collectible” at The Onion.

 


 

Diorama
March 28, 2001 | 8:19 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

From ACPin:
“Just as Kenner/Hasbro has a habit of recycling playsets into another, I wasn’t able to resist doing it with the Jabba’s Droid Dungeon and turning it into this version of the Jawas Droid Factory. Another multi-scene diorama that even though I used most of the elements from the other one, it still has its own unique touches. You never know what the Jawas will do when they take over the dungeon!”
Check it out here.

 


 

ADC Poll
March 28, 2001 | 8:18 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

American Dream Comics have posted a poll asking you who you’d prefer to get the TIE Bomber as a store exclusive, since it will surely be one. Head over and cast your vote!

 


 

New LEGO Q&A
March 27, 2001 | 10:42 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

FBTB has tonight launched a Q&A section – have a LEGO question? Send it in!

 


 

EU Maul at K-mart
March 27, 2001 | 6:06 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The new Darth Maul Sith Apprentice has been showing up at K-marts in the US. So if you still need it you might want to check your local K-Mart.

 


 

New Guy says Hello
March 27, 2001 | 6:02 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Hey there fellow Yak-ers! It’s been a great honor to be chosen to be the new store reporter. My name is Brandon and I have been collecting Star Wars figures since well, the day I was born. I have my very own website which has been down for awhile for remodeling but will be back up shortly. Take a look at http://corps2k.cjb.net.
As of today I am caught up and have been adding the reports almost as I recieve them! If you have any reports don’t forget to send them in! Thanks for your continued support.

 


 

Back In stock
March 27, 2001 | 4:29 PM EST | Kurt | Talk About This Post

Plo-Koon wave is back in stock at http://www.bowman-enterprises.com. The break down is as follows: 1x Tusken Raider, 1x Mas Ammeda, 1x Cor. Guard 1x Jek Porkins, 2x Plo
Koon, 2x IG-88 Bounty Hunter, 2x Queen Amidala Red Thrown, 2x Sae See Tin (Subject to change). This case is in stock (Limited Numbers) and is shipping. They also have limited numbers of classic SW cases in stock.

 


 

12″ scale sand skiff on eBay
March 26, 2001 | 8:13 PM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

There is a 12″ scale sand skiff on ebay that might be worth a look. The auction number is 572959278. Fan creativity never ceases to amaze me!

 


 

EU Figure Poll
March 26, 2001 | 5:32 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

There is a massive new EU figure poll starting up at Rogue’s Gallery. The poll is trying to determine what EU figures collectors would like to see most. Go vote today.

 


 

Store Reports Section Back Online
March 25, 2001 | 11:35 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Store Reports section is back up and working. If you have any store reports go ahead and send them in. We would also like to welcome Brandon to the team, he will be working on the section full time. To welcome Brandon and lets make the store section one that everyone can use.

 


 

RC Luke and Taun Taun
March 25, 2001 | 11:28 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

This picture of the remote control Luke and Taun Taun seems to be from the Tokyo toy fair. This item was on show by Hasbro to potential buyers. The idea was that someone would pick this up to be a store exclusive. No word to date on whether or not that happened though, which means that if nobody went for it, this item may not see production. So at the moment, this is still a potential product. But hey, take a look.

 


 

Faamba In Stock Online
March 24, 2001 | 6:41 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

You can head over to http://www.fao.com and order it now. It is in stock for $37.50.

UPDATE: ON BACKORDER

 


 

Still Searching?
March 24, 2001 | 3:12 PM EST | Kurt | Talk About This Post

Are you still searching for a figure you missed out on? Or how about a vintage figure or ship? If you are, check out Hidden Rebel Base. They have a great selection and top quality merchandise. Check them out today.
http://www.hiddenrebelbase.com

 


 

Cards
March 24, 2001 | 7:20 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Lots more reports of that new card, and for those who’ve not seen it, Rebelscum have had a scan of it up on their site for a few days which a lot of people seem to have missed (me included). It’s the .0400 card back and is shipping all over the place right now. Still no new figures though…

 


 

Pod Race and Building Anakin’s pod dioramas added
March 23, 2001 | 10:40 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

To see the new dioramas click here

 


 

New Cardbacks
March 23, 2001 | 8:41 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Geoff in West Sacramento sent in this interesting report:
“I saw something interesting at a Wal-Mart in Vacaville, CA. They had a Mas Amedda w/ new figs on the back: Lando, Tessek, R2-Q5, new Obi-Wan, new Qui-Gon, new Jar Jar, AND the new Sandtrooper w/ binoculars (looks amazing!!!) It was the ONLY figure that had this new back, which was kind of odd. There was no sign of any of these new figs being out yet.”
Seems the new cardbacks are out there now and I wouldn’t be surprised if the new figures weren’t far behind. Watch out for all the new wave (Jar Jar, Tessek, Lando and R2-Q5) very soon. For photos of the figures, see the post from earlier on today.

Update: Ryan in Utah reports a similar finding, so these are obviously hitting widespread. But we could really use some new figures and not just new cards!! In case anyone is getting confused, the new Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon figures are the expanded universe concept art figures shown at Toy Fair.

 


 

Online Deals
March 23, 2001 | 8:04 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Action-Figures.net have some pretty good deals on Star Wars stuff right now, including these:

Aurra Sing, Chewbacca Mechanic and Leia Bespin for only $29.00. All three are case fresh packed in Protector cases. To purchase these figures click the link below.
http://www.action-figures.net/item8534.ctlg?orderId=&custId=

They have extended their Winter Super Sale. Just a few highlights of this sale are the R2-D2 with holographic Leia, the formerly exclusive fan club four freeze frame action figures for only $8.00 each and many more. To view the sale click the link below.
http://www.action-figures.net/productCat1329.ctlg?orderId=&custId=

There’s plenty more stuff too so head over and take a look!

 


 

Release Date for B-Wing and TIE Int
March 23, 2001 | 5:14 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

TheForce.net is reporting the B-Wing will be released in June and the TIE Int in August. Also, they are reporting that the SW Celebration II will be in Indianapolis.

 


 

MORE new stuff in the UK
March 23, 2001 | 12:08 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Philip Ayres reports again with news of more new items at TheToyShop.com. They now have Aurra Sing, Princess Leia (Bespin Escape), Chewbacca (Mechanic), Saesee Tiin and Queen Amidala (Theed Invasion) for £7. They also have the Target exclusive Y-Wing Fighter with pilot figure for £32. Wow, it’s amazing to see a UK retailer like this with right up to date figures. Head over if you’re interested.

 


 

New Ships and such, MAYBE!
March 23, 2001 | 10:20 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Official word from Hasbro is that the list of ships that have been posted on many sites is UNCONFIRMED. Yes they were shown at the show in Japan, however they are test shots to present to retailers as exclusives. Until any retailers sign off on them, then they are just test shots. Hasbro has also said “There is a good chance that a few of these will become account exclusives in the next year or so in some form or another, and there is also a good chance that a few of these will be traded out for something else.” So that is it in a nutshell.

 


 

In Case you missed it
March 22, 2001 | 10:40 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

In case you missed it Greg posted this list of rumored upcoming POTJ items on Wednesday:
TIE bomber with imperial officer
AT-ST with Chewey & Ewok
Snowspeeder with Luke & Dack
12″ Speederbike & Luke Endor
12″ Luke Dagobah & Yoda

 


 

Jar Jar Tatooine and Lando wave LARGE pics
March 22, 2001 | 8:15 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Here are some large scans of the Jar Jar POTJ figs and other figs in the Lando wave carded.
Jar Jar Front
Jar Jar Back
Lando Front
Lando Back
R2-Q5 Front
R2-Q5 Back
Tessek Front
Tessek Back
Thanks to 
Ana
 for the pics.

 


 

OK who’s moving to OZ with me?
March 22, 2001 | 8:02 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Darthmaulclone from the OZ land, sent us some more info of things on shelves there. No not the one that the yellow brick road leads to, I mean the kangaroo land, Australia.
Maul gave us word on all this…

“Just thought I would let you know that the Carbon Freezing chambers are starting to hit the TRU stores in Australia in quanitity. They are coming in at about $60 AUS each. Also the Y Wings have started to appear at about the same price. I also saw the 300th Boba Fett figure.”

I am ready for a trip down below guys, anyone else getting in the van?

 


 

Need the FC 4?
March 22, 2001 | 7:39 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Is your Death Star missing it’s resident droid or Hoth just not the same without Leia? Well then head over to Figuresandtoys.com and get yourself the set of four former FC exclusive figs. Here’s what they had to say….

“FedEx just left the warehouse and delivered the FAN CLUB 4.
Hasbro has sold out of these cases and they will not long be produced. You can get the set of 4 for only $33.00. You get the following Freeze Frame figures with this set. They Include: Pote Snitkin, At-At Driver, Leia Hoth and Death Star Droid.”

UPDATE: The link I put above won’t work, not sure why. Just visit them at www.figuresandtoys.com. Sorry guys…

 


 

More Jedi at TRU…Power Of The…Of course
March 22, 2001 | 7:26 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yup seems that TRU is getting more POTJ stock in. I made my daily TRU stop on my way home from work and saw at least 5 sets of 12″ Bounty Hunters there. A few of the other sites have also reported on this. Good news for those that missed out when Target had them. This is a great set and definetly worth getting. Of course I recommend two sets, one boxed, one open… No I don’t own Hasbro stock… Head into TRU and spend some of that tax refund.
Oh but just a quick mention more on these… Target is now clearancing out any remaining stock on these also. George over at Sandtroopers has a story on this. Check it out…

 


 

More updates and new dioramas
March 22, 2001 | 7:23 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

I have updated many of the Tatooine dioramas, including the search for the droids, purchase of the droids, Judland Wastes, and vintage Jabba’s palace. There is also a new R2’s capture diorama. Click here to check them out.

Check back tomorrow for photos of Episode 1 Tatooine dioramas.

 


 

POTJ Jar-Jar Carded Pic
March 22, 2001 | 5:30 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

On ebay there is a pic of the upcoming POTJ Jar-Jar. It is item number 572473688. The pic is not very clear but it gives you a good idea of what it looks like.

 


 

POTJ Upcoming Figure News
March 22, 2001 | 5:27 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Collectstarwars.com has posted some news on the upcoming 25th Anniversary 2 packs and POTJ Sandtrooper which will have different colored shoulder pads.

 


 

Dioramas
March 22, 2001 | 11:39 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

ACPin writes:
“I’ve just updated my site with the first diorama created by my three sons using LEGOs. It depicts the march of the battle droids during the invasion of Theed. I’ve also added a custom comic cover using one of the pics from my special display of the Boba Fett 300th special edition figure.”

 


 

Will Tarpals go lower?
March 21, 2001 | 10:46 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

That seems to be haunting a lot of people out there. Well the answer is (drumroll please)…. YES…
Considering this has only been the first we have heard these being clearanced since they came out. Target’s final markdowns always end in a “4”. So for instance a final price might look like “20.94” (this is just an example folks). So if you are still hesitant then wait a little more, BUT remember he could disappear before then. Good luck guys. Mesa so tired, mesa tinkin’ it a loooong day eh… Mesa tinks it’sa bed time… Whew now you know I am tired….

 


 

POTJ hitting TRU
March 21, 2001 | 10:41 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I, myself have yet to see many POTJ figs at TRU in my area, but more reports of them showing up there are coming in. I did see some Chewie Mechanic and Leia Bespin Escape figs at a local store here in south east Ma yesterday. Well a friend said he saw more there today including Mr Maul. So maybe that stop into TRU can land ya those figs ya just can’t seem to nab anywhere else. Also still looking for anyone that has found any of the new Lando wave on pegs anywhere in the US. If you are a lucky one gimmie a shout.

 


 

Do you come from the land down under?
March 21, 2001 | 10:37 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

No I am not from Men without Hats… Nor am I 6′ 4″ and full of muscles… But I do have some news from our friends in the land of OZ. Figaalfa wrote in with some cool info on somethings in TRU in Melbourne. Now guys these are some cool deals for our Aussie friends, considering they don’t get 1/2 of what us lucky US folk do…

12″ Bounty Hunters $60.63 ($31US) (Frankston Store)
12″ Maul Speeder $103 OR $129 ($53 or $67US) (All Stores)
12″ Sith Lords $129 ($67US) (Frankston Store)
12″ Tarpals & Kaadu $248 ($129US) (City Store)
12″ 100th Luke $129 ($67U) (City Store)
POTJ Vader Dagobah wave $14.99 ($8US) (Knox Store)
Skiff & Jedi Luke $76.99 ($40US) (All Stores)

Figaalfa also found himself some cool POTJ errors, some I hadn’t heard of yet. Congrats to our friends below, hopefully the good luck will continue to fall a little further downward.

UPDATE: Of course most can imagine how many corrected me on the Men without Hats reference. I do know that it was the great Men at Work that did “DOWN UNDER”. I guess my Big 80’s mind was off…
TOOO many Men groups back then I guess… Ahhh yes the days when MTV actually played videos… You can dance if ya want to… S-A-F-E-T-Y Safety Dance… Ok enough of my babbling…

 


 

More Diorama Updates
March 21, 2001 | 9:04 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

I have just updated the tatooine diorama pages. Check out the new photos of the streets of Mos Eisley and the Cantina.

Click here to see the new photos. Check back tomorrow for more new scenes for the place that “if there is a bright spot in the universe [its] the planet that’s farthest from.”

 


 

Shut that tv off
March 21, 2001 | 7:49 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Is it gonna be just another boring Sun in front of the boob tube watching reruns of Dukes of Hazard on TV Land? Well get up and get over to Harry’s Collectable Show. This is the largest continuous show of it’s kind in New England. Check out 50 or so tables of non sport cards, comics and toys. You can also hook up with the Sidster and chat just a little. The show is this Sun, Mar 25th at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 304 Highland Ave, South Attleboro, Ma. You can check out details at MyMummy.com. If anyone would like to hook up and talk toys gimmie a holler here.

 


 

No more Hasbrocollectors.com?
March 21, 2001 | 7:41 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

The awesome Trade Federation collecting group has some possible news or rumors concerning our favorite toy company’s site. Definetly worth a look so… What are ya waiting for??? GO… GO I said…

UPDATE:For our young readers the site linked off the Trade Federation is for a much more mature crowd so please head over only if you are in that crowd.

 


 

Could it be???
March 21, 2001 | 7:37 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well we all read Greg’s post earlier on some “possible” POTJ products… Oh and if ya didn’t read scroll down…
Now I also just heard about a few of these today as well as a
12″ Endor Leia on Speederbike, this one as well as Luke have been talked about before. It kinda makes sense considering the bikes and dolls are already made (just some new shiny clothes). Also “rumored” down the pike is a 12″ scale Landspeeder. This would be a huge piece, but definetly not impossible considering the 12″ scale tanks we have seen for the military lines out. I have inquired more about the Cloud Car that we all heard about and my answer was “we’ll see”… Could that be a good “we’ll see” or a bad one? Who knows… Regardless we have some cool pieces that are coming and with all the rest talked about lately, those can be the icing on the cake.

 


 

To be a Fan and Buy online??
March 21, 2001 | 6:52 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Well the OFFICIAL Star Wars Fan Club Site is NOW OPEN!!! Stop in and check it out.

 


 

12″ George Lucas
March 21, 2001 | 4:40 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Hot Toys are selling this item for $55, pretty cheap, and offer free shipping with a special Rebelscum.com offer which you can read about on the item page (or, of course, on Rebelscum!). Thanks to Edward for the news!

 


 

Need POTJ?
March 21, 2001 | 4:38 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

I expect this will be of use mainly to UK readers, but it’s worth a read if you’re in America too:

Over at www.ultimart.com the latest range Power Of The Jedi figures are available at incredible prices. The following dealers on the site are offering some of the lowest prices available for Power Of The Jedi figures anywhere on the web.

Red Pumpkin are offering all the latest Power Of The Jedi figures for £6.00 / $8.75 each currently EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH www.ultimart.com.

Starshow Collectibles are offering POTJ figures for £6.42 / $8.99 each.

The Entertainer offering POTJ figures between £6 – 7.00 / $8.75 – $10.22.

Prices may vary lightly due to exchange rates.

 


 

Sandtrooper Pre-Orders
March 21, 2001 | 4:34 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

DarkJediFett is taking pre-orders on the upcoming Marmit 12″ Sandtroopers with black or white shoulder paldron (there are two new versions of the figure coming out). $105 plus shipping each is the pre-order price. E-mail if you’re interested.

 


 

Some Clarification
March 21, 2001 | 10:26 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

A couple of points…

Firstly, the newsfeeds section is well worth checking out fairly often because we don’t usually post the content from there on the main page. Just today I posted some info from D & S Toys – they have the Skiff, Y-Wing and Carbon Freeze Chamber in stock (and more stuff too). Worth watching for stuff like that.

Other point – our main page only displays the most recent posts. Once it’s gone from the main page it’s not away forever. If you click the “More News HERE” link at the bottom of the page you can see the archives which span from Jan 2000 to yesterday. I get a number of e-mails asking about old posts so there you go, they’re still there.

 


 

Plush Ewok Custom
March 21, 2001 | 9:12 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

A friend of mine made this plush Lumat from scratch, and I though I’d post it here because it really is excellent! You might remember a few months ago I posted a picture of one of his custom Ewoks along with a note asking if anyone knew what it was – he sent me the image and I thought it looked so professional that I didn’t even consider it might be custom. Anyway, check it out!!

 


 

Upcoming POTJ Items
March 21, 2001 | 9:08 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Here’s an interesting list of rumored upcoming POTJ items:

TIE bomber with imperial officer
AT-ST with Chwey & Ewok
Snowspeeder with Luke & Dack
12″ Speederbike & Luke Endor
12″ Luke Dagobah & Yoda

I can’t confirm that this is 100% true but it came from a very reliable source which has been correct before, and one item on there (the 12″ Speeder with Luke) has been rumored for a while now.

It is possible that the TIE Bomber is really the TIE Interceptor and things got mixed up. But perhaps not? Guess we’ll have to wait ‘n see!

 


 

Palm Talkers
March 21, 2001 | 8:50 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Oops, my bad – seems the E1 palm talkers WERE available as English-speaking toys too. Thanks to everyone who wrote in with that info, I didn’t know that. Still I’m pretty stoked with my Japanese Battle Droid 🙂
For anyone who wants to know how to tell if your sealed toy speaks English….the small speech bubbles, located at the base of the box at the figure’s feet – will have English words in them if the toy is English-speaking. Thanks go to Stacy S for that info!

 


 

New Endor Diorama Pics
March 20, 2001 | 9:56 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

The Endor diorama has been totally revised with many more photos and scenes. Ewok village, Leia and Wicket, speeder bikes, imperial bunker, AT-STs.

Click here to check it out. Check back tomorrow night to see the all new Mos Eisley Cantina.

 


 

New figs are here!
March 20, 2001 | 9:50 PM EST | Kurt | Talk About This Post

The Aurra Sing wave is here. I have recieved many mails on it and tonight I picked up the huntress at a local Target. I was able to locate Aura, new maul, theed amidala and battle droid w/ boomer damage. Happy Hunting!

 


 

Something Different
March 20, 2001 | 7:51 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

Looking for something new and interesting? Check out FBTB‘s Customs section – we now have more than 60 galleries on display showcasing some very cool Star Wars LEGO items built by fans just like yourself.

 


 

Neva Kee’s Unproduced Ep I Action Fleet
March 20, 2001 | 7:50 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Neva Kee’s podracer is up for auction on E-bay. This is one of the axed vehicles that never hit the shelves. It is a completely painted vehicle with Mini-fig in a plain white Action fleet box. Look for auction #570737615. Thanks to Marshall for the news.

 


 

Star Wars Sub-Culture
March 20, 2001 | 7:35 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Oh you didn’t know? Ya better ask somebody…
Darth Sinister over at Sandtroopers.com has got a cool new section up there. It’s called Sub-Culture. Darth wrote in letting us all know what exactly is Sub-Culture…

“Sub-Culture takes a look into the lives of other Star Wars fans who are influenced in their arts by Star Wars.The first installment featured Erik Barclay.He is the creator of the Fate of the Jedi online comic which can be found at the Force.net
The latest edition features ACPin,diorama maker.I also have a few more in the works which should be ready in the near future.”

Definetly worth a look, so head over and check it out. They got some cool things going on over there, so stay a while.
Also just take a minute to send Darth a get well wish on a recent accident he was involved in. Get better Darth man….

 


 

New figs on pegs?
March 20, 2001 | 7:28 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Could it be true??? Well as most read a few days ago, I have got a few reports of people saying that the new Lando wave has hit shelves in our great western part of the country. I haven’t got any solid proof just yet, BUT with the news I posted on these just a few days back and the info that was given to me, I can believe it. If you get lucky soon please gimme a holler here.

 


 

Palm Talkers
March 20, 2001 | 6:08 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

The new classic trilogy Palm Talkers are due to be released in Japan in April. If you’re the kind of person who occasionally buys stuff early via Japan on eBay or through specialist dealers, be wary with these because they WILL speak Japanese. I got a couple of the E1 Japanese ones and I did open one and while it’d very cool to have a Japanese speaking Battle Droid, I have no idea what he’s saying. These are going to be released in America, and they’ll speak your language, so be patient if you want to understand what Fett has to say.

Although in the cases of Chewbacca and the droids, the language is fairly irrelevant….

 


 

12″ Lucas in the UK
March 20, 2001 | 6:03 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Startoys & Collectables have just had their delivery of the custom 1/6 (12″) GEORGE LUCAS dolls by HOT TOYS (Japan)! Very limited stocks so get them while you can!
email Dave: STARTOY1@aol.com
tel: 07887-776198
and tell ’em Yak sent ya!

 


 

Star Wars Survivor
March 20, 2001 | 6:02 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

From Scott O’Hair:
“Star Wars Survivor week 8 is heating up. The 2 tribes combined last week to form the new Sarlacc Tribe. Who will be voted off next?
http://www.ohair.net/hyperspace/survivor.”

 


 

Star Wars Muppets
March 20, 2001 | 6:00 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Darth Dav writes:
“The Muppet Show is now available on TimeLIFE video and the one of the tapes includes the episode with Mark Hamill as the guest star! It also has R2-D2, 3PO and Chewbacca. Interesting note; I believe this aired RIGHT before ESB came out and in much of the episode, Hamill is wearing his “Bespin Fatigues”. It is also fun knowing that Frank Oz is there with Hamill through much of the episode as Fozzie, Ms Piggy and Animal.
Go to timelife.com to join the one-tape-a month-club, or – as i did – get all 7 tapes at once!”

 


 

Star Wars Monopoly
March 20, 2001 | 5:58 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Pete S writes:
“If anybody is still looking for them, the original Star Wars Monopoly games have started showing up again at Value City and a discount store called Odd-Job. These are the original versions that were numbered and date stamped, not the trilogy versions. Value City is selling them for $19.99 and Odd-Job has them for $17.99.”

 


 

Darth Maul (Sith Apprentice)
March 20, 2001 | 5:58 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Decadent Dave reports finding this figure in Suncoast/Media Play stores in AL – this is the first I’ve heard of these figures turning up there, so if you’re looking for it and haven’t had any luck elsewhere, you might want to give a local store a try.

 


 

Canadian Cards
March 20, 2001 | 5:56 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Zorac wrote in to let us know that in Hamilton, Ontaria, he found Porkins wave figures on American cards, but with French Warning stickers on them. Interesting for variation hunters, but I do believe it’s no big change because I’m sure I’ve heard about later figures being released on the standard tri-logo figures.

 


 

Mystery EBWorld Item
March 20, 2001 | 5:53 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

A couple of people have pointed out this unnamed Star Wars deluxe figure at ebworld.com. Brian Roberts suggested that it could be the upcoming Bacta Luke figure. This is certainly possible. It gives a shipping date of 8th April though – given that we’ve not even seen a prototype of the figure yet – this date seems very unlikely. But, if anyone has/does order the item, or get any more info from ebworld.com, let us know what you get/find out.

 


 

E1 DVD
March 20, 2001 | 5:49 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Some more possible information on the Episode One DVD. Bear in mind that until you see an official (i.e. posted on Starwars.com, mentioned in the Insider – something like that) annoucement, everything you read is rumored information. Very interesting though – you can read it here. Hope it’s true because it sounds excellent! Thanks to Decadent Dave for the news.

 


 

Anthony Daniels on TV
March 20, 2001 | 5:47 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Matt from The Private Universe has uploaded some pictures and videos of Anthony Daniels’ recent appearance on UK TV show The Big Breakfast. Worth checking out if you’re interested in hearing what Daniels had to say about E2, and also the Sky premiere of E1. Check it out @ http://karnorjax1138.tripod.com/AnthonyDaniels/.

 


 

New SW Models
March 20, 2001 | 5:44 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

HobbyLink Japan have posted some info about some upcoming 1/72 scale Star Wars models – head over there if you’re interested in kit building. Thanks to Matt for the news.

 


 

New Issue Hits 
March 20, 2001 | 5:16 PM EST | Kurt | Talk About This Post

The new issue of “Star Wars Gamer” is on store shelves now. It comes pacted with new rulings and updates to the Star Wars RPG. Also in this months issue
* Quick play adventure w/ maps
* Map layout for Lambda shuttle
* Inside information on the new on-line game “Star Wars Galaxys”
check it out today at
http://www.wizards.com/starwars/article.asp?x=gamer,3&c=gamer

 


 

Tarpals Being Cleaned out??
March 20, 2001 | 11:31 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

It appears that the clearout has begun. Local Target stores here in MI have begun clearencing the Tarpals 12″ w/ Kaadu for a mere $41.90, so let the markdowns begin. Thanks to Rick for the news.
*Update* Thanks to Gene for the news, it would seem the deals are spreading. He has confirmed this price in FL. as well.

 


 

Store Reports
March 19, 2001 | 11:17 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Just an FYI, the Store Reports section will be updated within the week with the 300 emails we have here. I apologize for letting this sit so long. We have plenty of submissions and I am working on getting someone that can do this daily to make sure that we help out all the collectors out there. Again I apologize, so if you have any news about new finds, please head over to your state and send in the news.

 


 

Dioramas Updated
March 19, 2001 | 10:16 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

I have just updated the dioramas for Jabba’s Palace, including adding the Rancor Pit. Check back for more updates this week, including a totally redone and expanded Endor display, new Mos Eisley Cantina, and much more.

 


 

New Poll On Line
March 19, 2001 | 4:56 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Yakface has posted a new poll please take a moment to vote and let us know your thoughts.

 


 

Bespin Freeze Chamber
March 19, 2001 | 3:17 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Well, I just spoke with someone at the Fan Club and the projected date for the Bespin Freeze Chamber is at the end of April. The new website will be open soon and you will be able to go to the site and sign up so that they will email you when they are ready for taking pre-orders. We will post more as we get it.

 


 

Still Looking??
March 19, 2001 | 3:14 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Sith Lords 12″ 2-Pack $39.99
12″ Electronic Jar Jar $4.97
Both available at Amazon.com

 


 

Hasbro UK
March 19, 2001 | 11:44 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

I received a mailshot today from Hasbro UK; a catalogue containing some info on upcoming figures in the UK. It has stuff we’ve already seen and got – the first wve of POTJ, and the Mega Action figures. It also shows the POTJ Sebulba, K-3PO, Saesee Tiin, R2-Q5, Lando Bespin, Tessek, IG-88, Amidala (Theed), and the 300th Fett. It says that some of the items are not available yet, but call at the end of March and you should be able to order. Personally I think that by then they still won’t have it all, Tessek I don’t expect to be seeing on a tri-logo card for a little while….but it’s not impossible. In any case, the number to call is 00800 22427276 (UK number in case anyone else has read this far). No prices are given.

 


 

New Yakface Reporter
March 19, 2001 | 11:40 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Yakface would like to welcome Kurt on board as a new reporter, look for his posts to start soon with news. As for everyone else that sent in an email, I am not done making selections, so please be patient and I will get back to you. Thanks to all that have written in.

 


 

New figs hitting any day now
March 18, 2001 | 8:12 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well as we have all seen, the new Lando wave is already hit eBay, it’s just a matter of time we’ll see these hanging on the pegs of Walmart, Kmart, TRU and Target. A good friend in Seattle that is-we’ll say “on the inside”, let me know that they are ready to hit us here. I have heard a story or two of them floating around the Seattle area but no definite confirmation where they came from. So for those drooling at the pics we have all seen in the past few days, get your alarm clocks set…. Ummm is that the manager opening those Walmart doors now…

 


 

The Sidster’s back in town
March 18, 2001 | 8:06 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yup, yup Yak-ers my life finally seems to be settling back to normal (minus a few things). I never have caught my friendly crook, but I’m ready for ya now… I do have a new Sidi on the way, and then my half of the Brady Bunch is done. I hope to be able to get back to doing the Store Report section updates, but right now that will be on the back burner for just a little longer. So here we go once again guys…

 


 

Possible Amidala Name Change?
March 18, 2001 | 7:19 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

TheJawa.com have posted some interesting info about the new Amidala figure that could point towards some kind of packaging change. Stop by for more info!

 


 

IG-88 Eye Variation/Error
March 18, 2001 | 3:55 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Might be a variation might be an error, but in any case, Laser sent in a scan of two different IG-88 figures. One has solid “eyes” with black paint, the other has hollow, tube-like eyes. Take a look at the scan in our ToyGuide.

 


 

M & M Sale
March 18, 2001 | 3:54 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

M & M are offering 25% off any order today and tomorrow – ANY item, nothing is withheld. For more info check out their latest newsfeed in our newsfeeds section (press the newsfeeds button on the left).

 


 

Competition Time
March 18, 2001 | 3:53 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Collazoimaging.com and Real Stands.com teamed up to giveaway at Sandtroopers.com a New Saesee Tiin and Queen Amidala mint in star cases and 25 Real Stands. If you want a chance to win, head over to Sandtroopers.com now!

 


 

Han Solo in Carbonite Prop
March 18, 2001 | 12:35 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

There is a Han Solo in Carbonite Prop – Artist’s Proof on ebay and there are only three in the world. It is item number 1417215085.

 


 

UK Competition News
March 18, 2001 | 10:53 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

From Pete @ The Private Universe:
“If you live in the UK and want to get hold of the 300th Boba Fett or an Alpha Series Naboo Fighter, then look no further. Hasbro UK have kindly provided us at The Private Universe one of each to give away in our latest competition. Closing date is the 20th of March, so check out the site for entry details.”

 


 

New Addition
March 18, 2001 | 12:39 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Well, for sometime we have posted about a very special diorama maker, one of the best on the net. Markus from Germany runs the site http://www.starconstrux.de and has some of the most incredible dioramas for your action figures that you have ever seen. Well we here at Yakface.com are VERY pleased to inform you that Markus is now a part of Yakface.com. You can see his mind blowing work right here on our very own pages. Follow the picture link below to his section. You will also be able to get there from the dioramas link on the main menu to the right. We hope you enjoy and look forward to your feedback on his work.

 


 

We are looking for YOU!!!
March 17, 2001 | 8:59 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Have you been thinking that you want to run a website, but do not know how? Have you been looking for a chance to work on a great site? DO you think you have the ability to track down news and post it for everyone? If so, email me, as we are looking for some top news guys to help run Yakface.com, so let me know if you are interested.

 


 

The R Case Assortment
March 17, 2001 | 5:27 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

There is a new case assorment of Collection 2 that is now hittng stores. The assortment is being reported byCollectStarWars as
2 x Theed Gown Amidala
2 x Saesee Tiin
2 x IG-88
2 x Plo Koon
1 x Tusken Raider
1 x Coruscant Guard
1 x Mas Amedda
1 x Jek Porkins
Also, the figures in this case come on a new cardback which is pictured at Rebelscum

 


 

Loose Figures
March 17, 2001 | 9:11 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

George Collazo has set up a new website where you can view new figures loose from many angles. Should prove very interesting, especially for collectors who keep their figures carded. You can see it @collazoimaging.com/sandtroopersimages.htm. Currently featured are the new Darth Maul (Sith Apprentice), Saesee Tiin, and Amidala Theed Invasion figures.

 


 

New Carded Images
March 16, 2001 | 10:45 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are some nice images of Tessek, R2 Q5 and Lando carded. These are available from a Hong Kong person onEbay.com Item # 570508489, so Head over if you are interested in getting them before they hit the streets.

 


 

Select Image
March 16, 2001 | 1:24 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

There is a new select image up at http://www.starwars.com so step in and take a look. They have also posted up info on the new #3 Star Wars Gamer.

 


 

R2 Holo Wave
March 15, 2001 | 5:42 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

SW Fig. Asst. (Wave 28) (Item# 84185B, $114.99)
is back in stock again. Assortment includes 3x Darth Vader with Interrogation Droid, 3x Stormtrooper with battle damage and blaster rifle rack, 1x R2 with Holo Leia, 2x Han Solo from Cantina, 1x Luke Skywalker with T-16, 1x Jawa with Gonk Droid, 1x
Greedo. Limited availability at Entertainment Earth.

 


 

New Diorama
March 15, 2001 | 5:01 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

From ACPin: “I’ve just completed a diorama of Jabba’s Droid Dungeon. This is another multi-scene diorama of my version of the vintage playset mixing up elements from the vintage with the current SW figures.”
See it @ ACPin’s website.

 


 

Gentle Giant’s Real Scan Technology
March 15, 2001 | 11:34 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Visit http://www.starwars.com for the latest article about the process involved and what it will mean for the future of toy designers. You can also check out a full body scan for Anakin Skywalker to give you a good idea of what the figures may look like.

 


 

Follow-Up To Slabbing
March 15, 2001 | 7:37 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here is the first AFA Carded figure up for auction on Ebay.com, so you can judge for yourself as to how a slabbed figure looks and is it really worth it?

 


 

Army Builders for POTJ
March 14, 2001 | 5:42 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

CollectStarWars has been able to confirm that the Rebel Fleet Trooper and Imperial officer will be released this year. Also, these figures will have variations like the Battle Droid did. Also, a dirty version of the Biker Scout will be released this year.

 


 

New POTJ for the UK
March 14, 2001 | 4:43 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

TheToyShop in the UK have put up a bunch of new tri-logo POTJ figures which is great news for UK readers. As far as I can tell, it look like they have pretty much everything up to and including the Plo Koon wave there now, so if you’re missing figures this is a good place to look. Thanks go to both Philip Ayres and Pete of The Private Universe who both wrote in with the news. Pete also mentions that TheToyShop will be getting the other figures up to and including the Aurra Sing wave shortly so keep your eyes open. These are also available in TheToyShop.com’s real stores which go are called “The Entertainer” and to my knowledge, they are only located in England.

 


 

New @ KEBco
March 14, 2001 | 4:38 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

KEBco Toys is offering several Star Wars promotions for the remainder of March and April 2001:

1. All existing Pre-Order customers on file as of April 30th, 2001 will be entered into a drawing for a $250 shopping spree to be used in the KEBco Online Store at www.kebcotoys.com

2. The lucky customer that places the 5,000th Star Wars Pre-Order will receive free, a complete set of Collection 1 and Collection 2 figures from the 2001 line and a complete set of Episode 2 figures as they are released.

3. We are still offering our newest promotion, the “One of Everything” club. You never have to remember to order new figures. Your order will be automatically entered for you, and as a member of the club you will receive News Letter Updates, access to extra special deals starting in April of 2001 and best of all receive one free figure for every twenty five purchased. That means you pay only $7.00 per figure.

4. Enter a drawing to win a complete factory case of the Deluxe Figures (6 in a case). This prize will be awarded once all orders for this figure are filled. One entry per email allowed.

Other New features on our website for 2001 include checking your Pre-Order Status online, Star Wars Specials as low as $4.29 per figure, the New Items page and many additional items added to our Online Store and our Pre-Order prices are still $7.29 per figure and $79.80 per factory case. All waves available on the cases.

Also as a reminder – we ship all over the world. We welcome all international orders and guarantee that your purchase will be packaged to insure that all merchandise will arrive in mint condition.

 


 

Ever heard of slabbing?
March 14, 2001 | 11:29 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

Slabbing is a term from the coin collecting world where a coin is graded and sealed in acrylic to prevent alteration of that condition. A company very close to my home seems to be in the business of doing this for Star Wars action figures. Their site is http://www.toygrader.com

This is an amazing concept (amazing one way or the other) and we want to know your opinion! Do you think it’s the greatest thing to happen to the hobby or proof that things have gone too far. Check out an article on the subject hereand the follow up article here.

 


 

12″ Exclusive News
March 13, 2001 | 7:06 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Rebelscum has posted some news on what the 12″ exclusives could turn out to be. Sounds like some good stuff.

 


 

Tessek and Maul Sith Apprentice Prototypes
March 13, 2001 | 7:04 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

On Ebay there is a Tessek and Darth Maul Sith Apprentice prototype for sale. The auction numbers are
569128076 for Tessek and 569124232 for Maul.

 


 

New Preorders From Entertainment Earth
March 12, 2001 | 10:25 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

SW POTJ Wave 10 4-Pack (Item# 84455FF, $39.99)
Includes 1x Tessek (Squid Face), 1x Lando Calrissian Bespin, 1x Jar Jar Tatooine, 1x R2-Q5 Imperial Astromech Droid (Subject to change).

SW POTJ Collection 2 (Wave 10) (Item# 84455F, $89.99)
Includes 3x Tessek (Squid Face), 3x Lando Calrissian Bespin, 3x Jar Jar Tatooine, 3x R2-Q5 Imperial Astromech Droid (Subject to change).

SW POTJ Collection 1 (Wave 11) (Item# 84445G, $89.99)
Includes 2x Sandtrooper, 2x Expanded Universe Obi-Wan Kenobi – Cold Weather Adventure, 2x Qui-Gon Jinn Jedi Training, 2x Leia Bespin Escape, 2x Aurra Sing Bounty Hunter, 2x Chewbacca Millennium Falcon Mechanic (Subject to change).

SW POTJ Wave 12 4-Pack (Item# 84455GG, $39.99)
Includes 1x Sabe – Queen Decoy, 1x Ketwal, 1x Bespin Guard, 1x Duro – Fan’s Choice Figure #1 (Subject to change).

SW POTJ Collection 2 (Wave 12) (Item# 84455G, $89.99)
Includes 3x Sabe – Queen Decoy, 3x Ketwal, 3x Bespin Guard, 3x Duro – Fan’s Choice Figure #1 (Subject to change).

We ship on a first-come, first served bases. Order early!

 


 

12″ Bounty Hunters at Meijers
March 12, 2001 | 8:17 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Thanks to Jay for the following news.

“You mentioned on the webpage that the 12″ bounty hunters had been found at TRU recently as well as Target. The 12″ figs are also available at most Meijer store I have been to here in central OH. These same Meijer stores have also had the 12″ Vade/Maul and the 100 Luke.”

Meijers are located in the midwest around Ohio and Michigan if you are wondering where these stores are.

 


 

Some goodies at…
March 12, 2001 | 8:17 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

John’s Toys
John recently got his hands on some of the tougher items as of late and hopefully can help those in need. John got his hands on some Y Wings, Motti, and some Chancellor and Senate Guard 12″ 2 packs. These are a little higher than some might agree with, but they came from an over seas source I believe. That accounts for the higher price. Still an option for some out there. Check them out at link above or call them at 1-800-505-TOYS.

 


 

Fambaa for 50% Off
March 12, 2001 | 8:14 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Thanks to Russ Roenick for the following news:

“The FAO Schwartz Fambaa w/ Gungan Warrior has been marked down 50% from its original price. It can now be purchased in FAO stores for $37.50. I think they are still charging full price at FAOSchwartz.com.”

 


 

SW: Insider #53 OUT
March 12, 2001 | 8:10 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Reports are coming in from all over that the new SW:Insider is showing up in people’s mailboxes. Thanks to everyone who wrote in. If you are interested in what is happening with the Carbon Freezing Playset scroll down some and check out the news posted by Bill on the subject.

 


 

Collection For Sale
March 12, 2001 | 12:18 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Yakface reader Jason Gaitanis is in a rather unfortunate situation. he recently became a father, to two girls who were born 3 months premature. After a long time in hospital and a lot of surgery, the girls are ready to go home, but Jason needs to raise some money to pay for medical bills etc. As such, he’s been forced to sell his collection of MIMP and MOMC vintage Star Wars figures. Some facts about the collection:

1. All figures include Lynn Terry acrylic cases which cost $12 each to produce.
2. With only 2 exceptions (4-Lom and Paploo), none of the cards feature any offers or promos on the front of the card which detract from the artwork/image of the character. This was an extraordinarily difficult task for many of these figures.
3. All characters except Boba Fett appear on their “debut” cards. That is, the card with the film logo from which the character first appeared in the Kenner collection. No Empire figures on Jedi cards.

You can read a list of all the items on offer right here (.doc format).

The items are for sale through New Force Comics, a sponsor of Yakface.com. If you have any questions about the items, or need photos, you can contact Jason or Rick @ New Force.

 


 

New Dioramas
March 12, 2001 | 12:17 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Markus has updated his great dioramas website, StarconstruX, with Jabba’s Dungeon, Land of the Jawas and some new custom figures. Stop by and take a look, these are, as usual, superb customs!

 


 

Calling Customizers!
March 12, 2001 | 12:15 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Casting Calls at the FFURG

Our friends over at the FFURG —
(Forgotten Force Ultimate Resource Guide) — have presented their latest
Casting Call featuring customs of the NEW JEDI ORDER baddies–the Yuuzhan
Vong
!

The current Casting Call is for customized Droids, and any customizer can
submit their creations by March 31, 2001.

There is also a poll to determine the next “Armies of STAR WARS” characters,
and you can place your votes here.
You can also check all the casting calls here.

 


 

Fan Club Carbon Freeze Update
March 12, 2001 | 8:53 AM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

According to the message on the Fan Club phone number, there has been yet another change. I spoke with several operators who confirmed that the current plan is for NO preorders. Instead in late March or early April, when the new Fan Club webpage is launched, you will be able to sign up for a notice when the Carbon Freezing Chamber is available. After it becomes available (is in stock) you can place your order.

 


 

Naboo Royal Guard
March 11, 2001 | 11:57 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Paul sent in a nice photo of the Naboo Royal Guard, carded, with bonus Pit Droid. I’ve not seen one of these before. You can check it out in our Toyguide.

 


 

New Marmit Pictures
March 11, 2001 | 10:01 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

You can check out some new photos of the Marmit Sandtrooper – the new ones with black or white shoulder pads – athttp://www.marmit.co.jp/marmit_news.htm. Thanks to Jeff for the news!

 


 

More @ TheToyShop
March 11, 2001 | 9:57 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

TheToyShop.com now have a few new items which may be of interest, mainly for UK readers:
300th Fett
MM Jar Jar Binks head playset
MM Gungan Sub transforming playset
MM Darth Maul head playset
Thanks to Philip Ayres for the news!

 


 

Saesee Tin wave
March 11, 2001 | 9:54 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

If you’re in the UK and are looking for these figures, you might want to try Watto’s Junkyard Online who have ’em for £10 each.

 


 

300th Fett Diorama
March 11, 2001 | 9:52 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

ACPin has completed a display with the 300th Boba Fett figure – check it out at acpin.homestead.com.

 


 

Trivia Contest
March 11, 2001 | 9:51 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Get ready to test your collector knowledge for a chance to win either a Star Wars POTF2 Tatooine Skiff, Vintage carded MOTU Clamp Champ, Vintage carded G.I.Joe Zarana, Vintage carded G1 Transformers Powerglide, Vintage carded Secret Wars Captain America, or a 12″ DC Comics Batman & Robin 2-Pack in the ADC Collector Trivia Contest. Stop by www.AmericanDreamComics.com for details on who you can register to play.

 


 

2001 Exclusive List
March 10, 2001 | 10:02 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Rebelscum has posted a list of exclusive SW items for 2001. A few examples are listed below the rest can be seen at Rebelscum.
B-Wing with Pilot, Target Exclusive, 6/01/01, 26481090
Tie Interceptor, Toys “R” Us Exclusive, 7/27/01, 32457090
12″ Figure??, Wal-mart Exclusive, no date, 32466090
12″ Hoth IMP, KayBee Exclusive, 10/26/01, 32468090
12″ Luke w/ Backpack, Wal-mart Exclusive, 10/19/01, 32486090

 


 

Free Giveaway
March 10, 2001 | 5:42 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

At TheJawa.com they have two free giveaways going on:
#1 Ultarama Display System (ends 3-21-01)
#2 POTJ Darth Vader Dagobah (ends 3-12-01)

 


 

Think POTJ prices are high?
March 10, 2001 | 5:41 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

If you live in the US and think the prices for POTJ are too high be glad you don’t live in Canada. Mark writes in with this news:
“I found POTJ in Toys R Us in Belleville Ontario Canada. They
were $11.99 CDN. They had they same as Wal Mart in Canada and they are 3 dollars cheaper there.

 


 

12″ Bounty Hunters at TRU
March 9, 2001 | 6:13 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

If you weren’t able to find the 12″ bounty hunters when they were at Target, they have begun showing up at TRU. Reports of them showing up on both coasts have been coming in. Thanks to everyone who wrote in for the news.

 


 

Still need a Y Wing?
March 8, 2001 | 9:59 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Guys just a quick post from the Sidster to help some of our loyal readers. Yestertoys has some Y Wings in stock now. This Target exc. was a really tough piece to obtain but the guys at Yester got their hands on some. Some may think the price is steep but I figure that it will only go higher soon and some out there may think otherwise on the price. They have some mint boxed for $50 and some dinged boxes for $45. These I believe were obtained thru an overseas source and that also reflects the higher price. Head over now and check it out if you need it. Now back to my crazy life……

 


 

Star Wars Trivia
March 8, 2001 | 9:53 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Still looking for Star Wars Trivial Pursuit? Well Amazon.com has it for the low low price of $9.97. Stop in and pick it up.

 


 

Here Today Gone Tomorrow
March 8, 2001 | 9:47 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Well as with many things in life, another decent place has gone by the way side. Yesterday was the final day at Etoys.com as they have now closed their doors. It is a shame as I have have excellent luck with some new items there. We are down to two remaining online retailers in KBkids and Amazon. There are plenty of other places, however none of them can compare pricewise with the retailers. Alas, we say goodbye.

 


 

Time for a break…
March 7, 2001 | 10:29 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Guys I just want all my great Yak-er friends out there to know that I will be on a short break from the site. I have had a ton of personal issues lately that are taking some of my time up. I have had many write in wondering where are my posts? Well for all that is going on now, posting time is slim… I started a new job and so much more, just today someone tried to break into my house… Yes I said break in… So I will still be a part of Yak without a doubt but need to handle some things, til I can be full swing again. Just look out for a come back post which will be in a week or two at the most. Oh I will get my friendly little crook and boy OH BOY…..

 


 

Hasbro says NO to Ep II figure list
March 7, 2001 | 7:11 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Andy from Hasbro has this to say on the EP II figure list circulating around the net.
The bottom line is this: There is no approved line list for Episode II yet. The movie is still over a year away, and the film is still being worked on. Nothing in the line is confirmed at this point, and Hasbro simply does not know yet what the final line will be. An approved line of toys is several months away at best, and even then will continue to evolve and change right up to release dates as the situation develops.

 


 


March 7, 2001 | 4:33 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

 


Richard the Vintageman has updated once again with playsets. He has some of the more rare vintage playsets from Sears as well. Check it out.

 


 

TF.N E2 Figure Update
March 7, 2001 | 11:09 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

TheForce.net have a scan of a sheet which lists a lot of the E2 figures, in addition to the list they posted this week. Once again, if you are avoiding spoilers, I don’t advise you look.
Thanks to John for the info.

 


 

Amidala Theed variation?
March 7, 2001 | 11:06 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Rodney sent this in:
“I bought a Theed Queen From Brian’s Toys & I found one at Target today 3/06/01. The one from Target is on a .0100 card the one from Brain’s Toys is .0400 & they have two diffrent leg lengths. The .0400 is not as long as the dress. The .0100 stick out past the dress.”
Possible variation there, let me know if you can confirm this, preferably with a scan.

As for the card backs, it seems that as usual, some figures are shipping on the old cardback, some on the new one. Check out the card back pics of the Sith Apprentice Maul (see the post about that below this post) to see the new cardback.

 


 

Sith Apprentice on the Move
March 6, 2001 | 3:43 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The new Darth Maul Sith Apprentice figure has now been spotted at both Wal-mart and Target. Thanks to Rob and everyone else who wrote in with the news.

Update! Check out carded scans of the figure both front and back in our Toyguide!

 


 

Sae See and Aurra at K-mart
March 6, 2001 | 10:18 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Sae See Tinn and Aurra Sing waves are starting to show up at K-marts around the US. If you still need them you might want to start checking K-mart as well.

 


 

Ep II Wave 1 figure List
March 6, 2001 | 8:45 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

TheForce.net has posted a huge list of the Ep II figures that will be first released in 2002. MASSIVE SPOILERS if you read it but if you want to go over there now.

 


 

Star Wars LEGO No Longer In Production
March 5, 2001 | 10:28 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

I’ve posted the list of 12 sets that LEGO is no longer producing for the Star Wars line. You can find the list at FBTB – so if you’ve been waiting, you might want to reconsider . . .

 


 

Pit Droid Update
March 5, 2001 | 5:33 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Click here to see a scan that compares a Holo Sidious w/ Pit Droid to a Darth Maul w/ Pit Droid – you can see the pose differences and toolbox differences between the two waves.

 


 

Red Pumpkin
March 5, 2001 | 5:31 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Had some more feedback from people about this co. – Andy, who lives very close to the company’s HQ, has visited them several times and bought from them and has nothing but praise for them. Dave Young ordered a Wuher figure from them a while ago and got it in great condition. They seem fine to deal with.

 


 

Green Box 300th Fett in US
March 5, 2001 | 11:32 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The variation on the 300th Fett, the completely green box, has now been found in the US at Wal-Mart. So if you are a variation hunter you might want to keep an eye out for it. Thanks to Aaron for the news.

 


 

Pit Droids
March 4, 2001 | 12:46 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

I’ve had a little feedback on Red Pumpkin from a few people and from what I’ve heard, they sound reputable. In the meantime though, Rebelscum have some useful information about these two-packs and ordering them from this store which you should definitely check out – stop by asap!

In addition to the 3 figures showing up just now in these two-packs (Maul, Anakin and Obi-Wan) I know of two more that were made. Darth Sidious (Holograph) and Naboo Royal Guard also showed up. What’s more interesting to note though is that these two figures came with a Pit Droid which had a different figure sculpt, as well as a different toolbox sculpt. I only know of those 5 different figures to come with a Pit Droid, and while I have heard rumors of more existing I’ve never seen anything or even heard any names.

 


 

U.S. First for a Change
March 4, 2001 | 11:21 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Strange but the new Darth Maul Sith Apprentice has first shown up here in the U.S. before showing up anywhere in Asia, which usually gets the new figures first. Nice to be first for a change.

 


 

Pit Droids
March 3, 2001 | 9:53 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

I’m afraid it has taken me a day or so to post this because I’ve been busy but a UK-based website called Red Pumpkinhas some Maul/Obi-Wan/Anakin with bonus Pit Droid packs in stock for £9.99 each – that’s approx $15 each. Not a bad price. Thanks go to Bret and Jeff for that info. I have never ordered from this site before, nor do I know anyone who has – in fact I had never heard of it – so I’m afraid I can’t vouch for them on packaging, shipping time or even if they’re good traders or not, so it’s pretty much up to your judgement. I’d appreciate it if someone would let us know what their trading experience with the company was like once they receive their item(s) so we know in future, thanks.

I just want to add in my personal opinion on these Pit Droid packs that have been showing up. As was demonstrated with the Eopie, Hasbro don’t make a couple of hundred of these modern items, if there’s one around, there’s a reasonable number of them somewhere. I’d guess that these Pit Droid packs are just right now being dumped like stuff has been in the past. Don’t buy these as investments, I’ve a funny feeling any recent value they’ve had on eBay will dwindle. Don’t worry if you miss out right away on your chances to buy ’em either, I expect more will show up. Of course, as with the Eopie again, supply does run out since everyone wants these (they’re damn cool really) and there aren’t that many of them, but there are plenty out there and it shouldn’t be too difficult or costly to locate at least one of ’em. Don’t pay too much.

 


 

Darth Maul Sith Apprentic OUT NOW!
March 3, 2001 | 8:29 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Rebelscum is reporting the new Darth Maul Sith Apprentice figure is now out and was found at a TRU in Philly. They also have a carded pic of the figure. Please remain calm and try not to hurt yourself running right out to buy this highly anticipated Darth Maul figure.

 


 

300th Fett at Amazon
March 3, 2001 | 8:23 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The 300th Boba Fett figure is now in stock at Amazon.com for only $9.99. Thanks to everyone who wrote in about it.

UPDATE: OUT OF STOCK

 


 

No posts, no reports, NADA…
March 2, 2001 | 11:38 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Guys it’s been some time now that most have heard from the Sidster. I have been swamped at the new job and last night lost my puter…. I had to reformat my entie hard drive and lost A LOT of stuff from it. So I have to start totally fresh…. Ah the joy. Hopefully I’ll be back and set very soon. For now though I have to put the Store Report section on hold. Sid’s will be back in it again soon….

 


 

NEW Hasbro Pic
March 2, 2001 | 10:39 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Here is the new Hasbro pic of the upcoming Imperial Astromech Droid.

 


 

Still need Plo Koon?
March 2, 2001 | 8:51 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Big Bad Toy Store has the Plo Koon wave in stock for $8 a figure. Not bad if you still can’t find them in stores.

 


 

Win Rare Bonus Pit Droid packs
March 2, 2001 | 12:46 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

The crew over at www.ultimart.com are offering collectors a chance to win a set of Asian Exclusive Figures with Bonus Pit Droids.

These figures are extremely rare and unlike the bonus Battle Droid packs these actually contain unique figures. Each figure is available with the option of one of three different Pit Droids complete with toolbox. The Pit Droids were intended to be released as a cinema scene complete with the toolbox, however, this was subsequently scrapped and a few of the Droids seem to have ended up on cards. The Pit Droid is a unique sculpt and is not available in any other format, it comes in orange, red and grey.

The figures up for grabs in the competiton are:

Anakin Skywalker Pilot with Bonus Pit Droid, Obi Wan Kenobi Jedi Knight with Bonus Pit Droid, Darth Maul Sith Lord with Bonus Pit Droid.

Images of these figures can be found on the home page of www.ultimart.com

All you have to do to get your grubby mitts on these rare figures is vote for your favorite dealer that currently appears on www.ultimart.com. You can base your decision on range of stock and prices for example.

Simple. Closing date for all entries is 12 noon Wednesday 15th March 2001.

Send your contact details and the name of the chosen dealer (or code, such as RED for Red Pumpkin) tocompetition@ultimart.com and you will be entered into this fabulous draw!

For the full rules and regulations of the competition, please refer to www.ultimart.com/competition-frames.html.

 


 

ADC Giveaway
March 2, 2001 | 12:43 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

From ADC:
“To help celebrate the opening of the new and improved ADC forums we are having a make your own posticon contest. The winner of the contest will have their choice of the following prizes. A Star Wars Eopie w/Qui-Gon Jinn, Transformers 2000 Brave Maximus, G.I.Joe 2001 A.W.E Striker, DC Super Hero’s Figures Superman and Shazam, a set of Classic Spider-Man wave 1 figures, Star Trek Amok Time Cinema Scene, or a set of MOTU Re-Release figures that includes HE-MAN & Skeletor. For all the details on how you can enter to win check us out atwww.AmericanDreamComics.com.”

 


 

Kaadu Borrowed?
March 2, 2001 | 12:41 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Ben sent in this interesting scan of a creature from the line of Highlander toys. The magazine scan is from Tomart’s AFD #29, p58 – from 1996. As Ben points out, this creature bears a stunning resemblance to the Kaadu which Lucasfilm used in Episode One in 1999. Coincidence? Is this where Lucas’ inspiration came from? Or maybe it’s something else. In any case, it’s an interesting comparison.

 


 

SW Fan Club Hit by Earthquake
March 1, 2001 | 5:09 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

TheForce.net is reporting the SW Fan Club at WOTC was damaged in the earthquake yesterday and the phone lines are currently down. No word on when things will be back to normal.

 


 

Sith Lords + Free Gift
March 1, 2001 | 4:58 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

From ActionFigureXPress.com:
“We have a few of the 12” Sith Lords discounted at $39.95 plus FREE toy with every purchase.http://www.actionfigurexpress.com/actionfigurexpress/starwar12ind.htm.”

 


 

Opee Diorama
March 1, 2001 | 4:42 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

ACPin has posted a new diorama, featuring an Opee hunting for its prey – check it out!

 


 

David Prowse Update
March 1, 2001 | 9:22 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

From The Force.net

This is an update on Dave Prowse’s condition after being hospitalized.

His spokesman, Phil Day, said: “The paralysis he had has now spread to his back so it Is not looking good at the moment.”

“They don’t think it is a stroke, and it might be something to do with the blood. He said to me ‘I’ve no idea what is wrong with me – people haven’t been able to tell me’.”

Prowse, whose family runs a gym, had been walking with a stick after an operation two years ago left him with one leg shorter than the other.

“He can still move his legs but he has not been able to walk because he can’t apply any pressure on the walking stick,” said Mr Day. “He is still a very sick man.”

February 2001 Archive

New Case Assortments
February 28, 2001 | 9:59 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

A online store called Figures and Toys is listed several new case assorments. However, none of these are confirmed and one appears to be already out of date since the Obi Wan Jedi Armor figure has been cancelled.

Collection 1
1 x Sandtrooper, 4 x Luke X-Wing, 3 x Han Solo Death Star Escape, 4 x Darth Vader Emperor’s Wrath

Collection 2
3 x Sabe, 3 x Ketwol, 3 x Bespin Guard, 3 x Duro (July 2001)

1 x Sabe, 2 x Ketwol, 1 x Bespin Guard, 2 x Duro, 3 x Shmi Skywalker, 3 x Obi-Wan Jedi Armor (Sept 2001)

3 x FX-7, 3 x Queen Amidala Theed, 3 x Rebel Trooper, 3 x Imperial Officer (Nov 2001)

 


 

Palmtalker Loose Images
February 28, 2001 | 9:07 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are some great loose shots of the upcoming palmtalkers.
Darth Vader
C3PO
Chewbacca
Stormtrooper
Boba Fett

 


 

KBkids.com Toys
February 28, 2001 | 8:49 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are some good deals at KBKids.com
Episode 1 Hasbro Flash Speeder $2.99
Playstation 2 bundled with Starfighter, Tekken Tag Tournament and Memory Card $459 (If you are having a hard time finding the PS2)

 


 

Carded List Now Online
February 27, 2001 | 11:37 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

 


In case you have not stopped in or did not know about Vintageman, stop in and take a look at his list of Loose MINT Vintage Figures that are complete with weapons. Richard has updated his section with a carded list of figures for sale. Stop in and check it out.

 


 

SW: BattleGround
February 27, 2001 | 10:08 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

This isn’t figure related but interesting for any PC game fans. Today, LucasArts announced a new SW PC game called SW: Battleground, which will be a Real Time Strategy (RTS) game. It is being created by the same company that created Age of Empires for Microsoft. Read all about it over at LucasArts.

 


 

Do you need TC-14 and R2-B1
February 27, 2001 | 9:13 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

This just in from Rick at New Force Comics:

We just secured some older cases of the 84105 000 A Episode 1 (the one with TC 14 and R2B1) from Hasbro….They will leave Hasbro’s Washington warehouse this Thursday, and arrive at our warehouse about a week later (3/8) to start shipping to customers.
We will offer the following ways (note, this item is not on our website yet, as we anticipate a quick sell out)

Sealed Case of 16: (4) TC14, (4) R2B1, (2) Ody Mandrell, (2) Captain Tarpals, (2) Adi-Gallia, (2) OOM-9 for $104.99 a case (that works out to $6.56 each!) + shipping
1/2 case of 8 (we will break cases) :(2) TC14, (2) R2B1, (1) Ody Mandrell, (1) Tarpals, (1) Adi-Gallia, (1) Oom-9 for $59.99 + shipping
1/4 case of 4 (we will break cases): (1) TC14, (1) R2B1, and 1 each of 2 of the following (our choice) : Ody Mandrell, Tarpals, Adi-Gallia, Oom-9 for $31.96 + shipping

 


 

EToys Runs out of Time
February 27, 2001 | 4:41 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Meanwhile, back in the real world. Etoys announced on Monday they are not able to find a buyer and cannot climb out of debt. They will be shutting down their Website and will file for bankruptcy protection. If you are interested in reading more Raving Toy Maniac has a good article on it.

 


 

Commando Amidala
February 27, 2001 | 3:21 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here is the latest form the guys over at http://www.collectstarwars.com on the subject of Amidala and her missing undergarments… “The Queen is wearing “flesh” colored tights or hose and is not lacking in propriety. If you match the skin tone of her hand to that of her legs, you’ll notice that her legs are darker in color because she is wearing undergarments. This is the FINAL VERSION and is NOT planned on being corrected according to Hasbro”. Thanks for digging up the news guys.

Good save Hasbro

 


 

Sad fan boys that we are…
February 27, 2001 | 9:27 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

At the 2001 toyfair we were allowed to paw over each figure extensively and that is how we discovered Ketwol’s secret feature. In that examination of each figure, we also noticed that Hasbro tastefully provided Queen Amidala (Theed) with appropriate undergarments as befits her royal status. However this picture sent in by a reader shows that the factories where the figures are produced are not as concerned about her majesty’s modesty. Variation hunters… look out! I just wonder how they’ll list this variation in the price guides.

Check out the picture here.

 


 

Day 3 of the Poll
February 27, 2001 | 8:53 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are the totals to date of our poll.
Luke w/ Bacta Tank (466) 43%
Amanaman (403) 37%
Slave Leia with Cannon (155) 14%
Darth Maul (48) 4%

I will say the biggest surprise of this so far is that Darth Maul has received any votes. I figured that figure would come in at maybe 2 or 3 votes. Still have a few days left, take a second and vote if you haven’t already.

 


 

A Few Etoys Deals
February 27, 2001 | 8:43 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are some deals at Etoys… The deals should be getting better as they will not be alive much longer…
Star Wars Action Collection 12″ Figure: Barquin D’an $14.99
Monopoly: Episode I $7.99
Episode I: Electronic Naboo Fighter $5.99

 


 

Concept Maul?
February 26, 2001 | 10:21 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I have had a few emails asking if this fig has hit shelves yet. It hasn’t as of yet, BUT we should see him showing up soon. I have a good source that says we’ll see this fig on pegs sooner than we think. Just when you thought you were caught up… You’re asking “Honey is the car warm yet????”…

 


 

From soup to nuts
February 26, 2001 | 10:18 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well that’s what John over at John’s Toys has for sale now. They just recently bought out a huge collection and have some stuff left over to sell. I am talking some weird oddball things from vintage and new line. Head over and check them just click the link on the main page. You know you need them Yoda salt n’ pepper shakers…

 


 

Carbon Freeze Chamber Update
February 26, 2001 | 10:15 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

The guys over at Collect Star Wars are reporting that you can ONLY Pre-Order this Playset in mid March through thehttp://store.wizards.com/jawa web site. NO phone Pre-orders will be accepted during this time. Expect this playset to ship in mid to late Spring 2001. At that time you will be able to place phone orders. Thanks for the news guys.

 


 

Reports for Store Report section
February 25, 2001 | 5:48 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I have been getting tons of emails for this new section and have got 98% up so far. The few not up either had no city or store in the email or was a double report. If I post something about a certain city and store once I won’t post it again, just to save space and some time of my own. Please don’t take it personal, but I am running this pretty much myself and will cut corners if I think they need to be cut. I hope this new section is helping all that weren’t getting the goods in their area. Enjoy guys and definetly give us some feedback on what you think so far.

 


 

New Yak Poll
February 25, 2001 | 12:21 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Well we have posted a new poll to get your input. Please take a second and vote to let us know which deluxe figure you are looking forward to the most. Thanks

 


 

Otoh Gunga Diorama
February 25, 2001 | 9:40 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Acpin has completed a new diorama titled ‘Otoh Gunga Found’ where Jar Jar leads the two Jedi knights to the secret city. Check it out as always at acpin.homestead.com/home.html.

 


 

Q & A With The Man George
February 25, 2001 | 9:03 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

USAToday.com has a pretty good Q&A with George Lucas. Click on the link to read it. Thanks to J Wilkins for the news.

 


 

Do You Write Checks???
February 25, 2001 | 8:58 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

 


Well if you were using the Deluxe Star Wars Checks and were planning on Reordering, you better hurry. These are being cancelled. Or if you just want to get a set to keep as collectors items. Get your order in now.

 


 

Aurra Sing Error
February 25, 2001 | 5:52 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Laser sent in a scan of what looks like an error on the new Aurra Sing – part of the figure’s belt is unpainted. To check out the scan, go to this page and click the appropriate link.

 


 

New Zealand News
February 25, 2001 | 5:43 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Steve sent this in for collectors in NZ:
“If you missed out on the New POTJ figures in wellington Toyworld (Han Bespin, Boomer Battle Droid, Biker Scout, Old Obi- Wan, Dagobah Vader, Plo Koon, K-3PO, Mon Calamari, IG-88 and 300th Boba Fett) Lower Hutt toyworld has them in stock now. Last time I checked most these figures were still there (apart from Fett). SO if your quick you can still get them, Also when there all gone I have been told they will be ordering another case.”

 


 

300th Fett Variation?
February 25, 2001 | 5:42 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

There appears to be a variation on the 300th Boba Fett – one version has a yellow stripe under the viewfinder while the other does not. My best guess would be that it’s the newer version that does have the paint. For pictures and more information, head over to www.islack.com/fett. Thanks to iSlack for the news!

 


 

New Amazon Item
February 24, 2001 | 9:39 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Amazon.com has in the LEGO Imperial Shuttle for $34.99

 


 

Canadian Vader Variation
February 23, 2001 | 2:37 PM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

Check out this picture send in by one of our yak readers of the transition Darth Vader (Dagobah) packaging. It’s shown sporting a sticker revealing that it’s not just another Darth Vader in the package. The newest releases are reported to have the face plate set aside in the bubble. Variation hunters look out!

Check it out here.

 


 

New 300th Fett Package
February 23, 2001 | 1:47 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Rebelscum has posted a Canadian box of the new packaging that we will be seeing. While the box here in the US has the white side (left side) it will be replaced with the more colorful green side. This has been confirmed with Hasbro, so be on the lookout for the new design soon.

 


 

New Lucas Select Image
February 23, 2001 | 8:31 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Now up at http://www.starwars.com is the lastest Ep2 select image I think it is a great shot!
If you have been following the story lines you will know who is in the image. This may be a spoiler…..

 


 

Insider falling to the light side?
February 22, 2001 | 5:35 PM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

Did anyone notice that the latest issue of the Star Wars Insider (#52) is 10 pages lighter than the last issue? That not being bad enough, it’s also physically smaller (no longer the standard 8.5″ x 11″.) At first I thought the number of pages might be due to a missing Jawa Trader, but NO… it had 20 pages of ads when issue #51 had only 18 and issue #51(at the risk of repeating myself) was 10 pages longer! Wizards of the Coast promised each of us a free issue for the long over due #51. Too many more issues like this and they’d better make it two.

It could be a transitory condition, however, so I’d like to hear your opinions.

Send your thoughts to ben@yakface.com

Update: I didn’t even notice the price jump to $5.99 either!!!

 


 

…With Bonus Pit Droid
February 22, 2001 | 1:20 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Philip Ayres wrote in with one of the best deals I’ve seen in months. TheToyShop.com, a UK based site who have offered POTJ recently to the UK as well as things like the Eopie and Ammo Wagon in the past, are selling Darth Maul and Anakin, each in the “bonus Pit Droid” two-packs. These things are very hard to find, personally I’ve seen very few of them. Better yet, they’re priced at just £6, which is about $9. You’ll be lucky to ever find them cheaper again. They do ship overseas. Head over now and search for Pit Droid to find them. Anakin and Maul are still in stock, Obi-Wan is up there but out of stock. You can request to be e-mailed when an item comes back into stock by clicking the backorder button.

 


 

Going for the Gold
February 22, 2001 | 8:22 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

From LucasArts…

STAR WARS®: BATTLE FOR NABOO™ FOR PC HAS GONE GOLD; DEMO WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2001; GAME EXPECTED IN STORES BY MARCH 13.

Check out their site at http://www.lucasarts.com

 


 

Rebelscum Readers!!!!!
February 21, 2001 | 7:16 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Just spoke with Dustin over at Rebelscum, seems as though there were some lines cut and the page is down for a little while. Please bear with them as they get themselves back up. As soon as we know when they will be up we will let you know. They apologize for the problems and are working to get the page up and running.

** UPDATE Rebelscum is back online!

 


 

Starfighter for PS2
February 21, 2001 | 6:57 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

The cool looking SW Starfighter for PS2 has hit the streets today. I think most of the major chains should have it in stock. The price range is from $49.99-$59.99 so shop around or maybe get yourself a price match. Remember clean up your room before any video game playing….

 


 

A New Yakface.com Section
February 21, 2001 | 5:44 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Yakface.com is glad to bring you the collectors something that you have been requesting. Everyday we here at the Realm average up to 20 store report findings a day. So we have made a section on the page dedicated to it. It is very simple to follow. There is now a section link under features that will bring you to the main page. There you will find the 48 continental states. Go to your state and find the latest. We will add out of the country areas as well as we get info on them. I have not received any from Alaska and Hawaii so I did not make a page for them, however if you are out there let us know.

When submitting a find to us, be clear on what you found (include price if you can, what city and state you are in and what store you found it at. There are already some findings listed. Also please keep it to new stuff and great deals. Thanks and we hope that you enjoy it.

UPDATE: Hey guys Sidi chiming here for a quick sec… I am gonna try to run this section as much as I can so you can also send any store reports to me direct. Enjoy guys we hope this helps many out there that turn up fruitless searches on many occasions.

 


 

Aurra Sing Wave at Target
February 21, 2001 | 4:49 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Aurra Sing wave is now showing up at Targets across the country. Thanks to everyone who wrote in about it.

 


 

Aurra Wave
February 21, 2001 | 4:16 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Sandtroopers.com have posted some cool Aurra Sing photos, plus one which shows just how tiny the new Bespin Princess Leia figure really is. Stop by for a look!

 


 

Forums and Giveaways
February 21, 2001 | 4:01 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

From ADC:
“We have made a lot of changes over at www.americandreamcomics.com, including updating to a new forum system. We invite everyone to
drop by and check them out and also remember we still have our “February Forum Giveaways” going for a set of POTJ figures which includes a Biker Scout, a Gungan Warrior, and a Battle Droid w/Boomer damage. We also have a second give-away for a Transformers 2000
Gigatron.”

 


 

New figs in stock
February 21, 2001 | 11:40 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Toymaniacs currently has the Amidala (Theed), Aurra Sing and Plo Koon waves in stock.

 


 

Questions, questions, questions
February 20, 2001 | 9:40 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I just spoke with Andy from Hasbro today and I hope to set up a Q+A with him soon, if all goes right… Well now I need some questions that many of you have that just have to be answered. I will jot down a bunch and approach Andy with them in the coming weeks. So here’s your chance guys to hopefully get that answer you have been dying to get. Send those questions to me here, I can’t guarantee your question being chosen or even answered for that matter so please don’t get offended if you don’t see it up. Get to work guys…

 


 

Don’t pass this up…
February 20, 2001 | 9:33 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

John’s Toys has an insane steal going on right now, but it won’t last long…
John has just about 50 of the awesome and limited Gammorean Guard statues from Legends in 3D. See the clincher is he is blowing them out at an unheard of $59.99…. Yes you read right. These originally sold for $200, but John was able to get the remaining stock on these and offer them for a steal. I would hop over quick and grab one while you can or give them a call at 1-800-505-TOYS. They also have some cool replica props you can check out too.

 


 

Freebies galore
February 20, 2001 | 9:24 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Here’s some cool free loot just waiting to be won by any of you crazy fans out there……

Sandtroopers.com are giving away the yet to be released Carbon Freeze Chamber. This set is slated to be a FC exc, but we have been hearing that for a loooong time now. So get over to Sandtroopers and get it free, or try to anyway. This is well worth it guys. Good luck and thanks to Pat and crew for a chance at this awesome set.

Of course A freebie post wouldn’t be the same if those little desert hoaders over at Jawa.com weren’t giving something away too. Get over there and get yourself in for a free Dash Rendar fig. Hey just might help fill that little annoying hole on the wall finally…

 


 

News From EE!
February 20, 2001 | 9:04 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

All backorders placed as of yesterday will be filled starting Monday for the following items:

300th SW Figure – Boba Fett (Item# 84566, $14.99)
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=84566

SW POTJ Chewie-Aurra-Leia 3-Pk (Item# 84445E, $29.99)
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=84445E

SW POTJ Chewie-Aurra-Leia Case (Item# 84445F, $89.99)
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=84445F

 


 

The LEGO Toy Fair Showroom
February 20, 2001 | 8:44 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

I’ve posted ten shots from the showroom this evening – if you’re interested, check out FBTB.

 


 

Insider Issue 52 Now Shipping
February 20, 2001 | 5:44 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Bob writes in to let us know that issue 52 has shown up in his mailbox today. So if you are still a member, then look for your soon.

 


 

New Figures in the UK
February 20, 2001 | 4:37 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Dave from Startoys & Collectables sent this in:
“SaeSee Tinn & Queen Amidala (Theed) are in stock this week shortly followed by an early batch of the Tessek, R2Q5, Lando & Jar Jar (Tatooine) wave. Taking orders (within the UK).”
If you want to order or have any questions, e-mail him here!

 


 

300th Star Wars Figure Boba Fett In Stock
February 19, 2001 | 10:53 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

A limited supply of 300th SW Figure – Boba Fett (Item# 84566, $14.99)
is now in stock. All backorders will be filled immediately. We reserve the right to limit quantities ordered. Only atEntertainment Earth.

 


 

Android Hunter!
February 19, 2001 | 7:04 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

WompRat sent in this scan of the Android Hunter figure he got from Toy Syndicate. This figure, as you’ll be able to tell, is based on Harrison Ford’s character from Blade Runner and features a great sculpt – well worth checking out for fans of the movie or even just Ford. If you’re interested in ordering one of these figures (and can afford it!), go direct to the item page by clicking here.

 


 

Holo Amidala
February 19, 2001 | 6:37 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

There’s a painted sample of the unproduced holographic Queen Amidala figure up for sale now on eBay – search for item number 562208358.

 


 

Saesee and Amidala (Theed) OUT NOW!
February 18, 2001 | 6:26 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Sae Sae Tinn and Amidala (Theed) have been found in several Wal-marts in NV. This has been confirmed as well. They are showing up on .01 and .03 card backs. Thanks to XFL Man for the news.

 


 

Need a Marmit Fett still?
February 18, 2001 | 6:07 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

John’s Toys still has some of the 1st round Marmit Fett’s that were recalled by Marmit. They don’t have tons left so act quick. They are priced to move at $130 so don’t wait long guys. Hit the link above or call John at
1-800-505-TOYS.

 


 

Win R2 with Holo Leia & More
February 18, 2001 | 4:33 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Sandtroopers.com are giving away a set of R2-D2 with holo Leia, Darth Vader and Stormtrooper commtech figures, complete with Star Cases, sponsored by George Collazo. If you’ve not had any luck finding these cool figures, head over and enter!

 


 

Pre-Orders for 2001
February 18, 2001 | 4:31 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

From ActionFigureXPress.com:
“We’re taking preorders for some of the newest Star Wars items scheduled for the year. Take a look in our Toy Fair 2001 Star Wars section here:
http://www.actionfigurexpress.com/actionfigurexpress/starwars.html

 


 

Hallmark ESB Lunch Box
February 18, 2001 | 4:29 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Bobby Lovelace writes:
“I picked up the Hallmark Empire Strikes Back lunchbox ornament here in Jackson, TN tonight! This item is an awesome collectible and also comes with a thermos ornament inside! It’s priced at $14.95.”
Check out these pictures: [front] | [back]

 


 

Links and Collecting Clubs Updated
February 18, 2001 | 8:22 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Links and Collecting Club sections have been updated. If anyone has a new link or club they would like me to add please e-mail me.

 


 

When the lights go down in the city
February 17, 2001 | 10:04 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well as reported by the Rebelscum crew, Yak-er Joe from Portland, Oregon wrote in with this…

“I live in Portland, Oregon and we are being locally affected by California’s electrical problems. The Toys R Us by my house posted a sign saying that effective 2/18 they will be opening at 10:00 instead of 9:30 and will be closing at 8:00pm (I think the normal is 9:30pm ??) on Monday through Saturday until further notice.”

It looks like the enegy scare still lingers out west. Good luck guys hope everything gets back to normal soon.

 


 

New Hallmark ornament out
February 17, 2001 | 9:58 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er FFuzz gave us a holler that he found the new spring SW Hallmark ornament today. It’s the second of the mini lunchbox series, but this time out it comes with a thermos too. This one depicts that great Empire lunchbox we all carried proudly to school way back when. These are great little pieces and bring back those childhood memories. Thanks to FFuzz for the heads up.

 


 

POTJ for the UK
February 17, 2001 | 6:15 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Now Canada have POTJ on the shelves, the UK seems to be next. Online retailer TheToyShop.com has a selection of Collection 1 figures – tri-logo cards, £6 each:
Obi-Wan (Jedi Knight), Obi-Wan (Jedi), Darth Maul (Final Duel), Qui-Gon (Moisture Farmer), Anakin (Mechanic), R2-D2 (Naboo Escape) and Dagobah Darth Vader.
They also have, for £10, the Sith Speeder TIGER game with the exclusive Darth Maul.

A lot of the POTJ figures are backordered just now, but will come back in soon I expect. Thanks go to Philip Ayres for the info!

Nice to see some POTJ stuff getting over to the UK, especially something like Dagobah Vader which many people are still looking for.

 


 

SIth Lord Arrival
February 17, 2001 | 6:11 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

ACPin has posted his complete Sith Lord Arrival diorama on his website – check it out!

 


 

Part Two of the LEGO Interview
February 16, 2001 | 10:46 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

The second half of my Q&A with LEGO talks about chrome, EpII and the Death Star . . . check it out at FBTB

 


 

Canada News
February 16, 2001 | 7:12 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Seems like Wal Marts in Canada are throwing it all out in one go. Mark L wrote in again:
“Just got back from local Wal Mart and POTJ are here. I picked up Battle Driod Boomer Damage, Bespin Capture Han Solo, IG-88 (2nd version with claw closed), K3-PO, Plo Koon, Biker Scout, Anaking Skywalker Mechanic, Mon Calmari Officer. Wal Mart only had these there. One the back it says that Dagobah Vader and Obi Wan Kenobi Jedi Knight are in wave one. Will get back to you if I see them. The Figures are going for $8.81 CDN.”

 


 

Entertainment Earth News
February 16, 2001 | 1:54 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Direct from Hasbro at this years toyfair…
300th Boba Fett: No more delays. We are now filling orders placed from April through August of 2000 for the 300th Star Wars Figure – Boba Fett (Item# 84566, $14.99). This item was originally scheduled for a November 2000 release, but was pushed back until spring 2001. To our surprise, in late December 2000, these items appeared at select mass retailers in the United States without our knowledge. After working with the kind folks at Hasbro and explaining that collectors couldn˜t wait any longer for these items, we were able to secure a relatively large quantity (thousands). Unfortunately, it is not enough to fill our huge backorder at this time. Hasbro is promoting this item at Toy Fair as being a key item for this spring. It remains on the price list and will ship in greater quantities soon. Check your account to see if yours is on the way!

 


 

Select Image
February 16, 2001 | 1:51 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

In case you did not see it…. Star Wars.com has posted the new George Lucas Select image. Check it out. If you want to see it without the filter that has been applied to it, stop by Collect Star Wars and check out the corrected image.

 


 

Trade Ship on the Sale Block
February 16, 2001 | 1:49 PM EST | Rich | Talk About This Post

 

Chris, who was kind enough to e-mail me photos of his custom playsets, for the soon to be revamped customs section, is selling his Neimodian Trade Ship on eBay.

Chris’ work has an uncanny resemblance to the playsets of the vintage line, which so many of us have asked Hasbro to incorporate in their current creations. For those of you who would like to submit your custom work for the customs section, it’s not too late. Just drop me an e-mail with your images attached in a .zip file.

 


 

LEGO’s in the Great White North
February 15, 2001 | 1:51 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Thanks to Colgate who sent this in…..

“This week, the Imperial Shuttle, AT-ST, Droid Carrier, and Escape Pod were spotted in Nova Scotia, Canada.”

 


 

Canadian POTJ
February 15, 2001 | 12:41 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

It seems POTJ figures may be ready to hit Canada. Mark L wrote in to let us know that his local Wal Mart had done some rearranging and there was a section covered with a sheet labelled “SW Collection”. Possibly – not definitely! – POTJ figures. Mark said he’d write again after his weekend visit so we’ll update you then if not sooner.

Update: Sooner than I thought…POTJ is out in Canada. NomadScout wrote in to say that NiubNiub’s Universe has some info, and POTNS has some too.

 


 

Plo Koon
February 15, 2001 | 12:37 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

D & S Toys have a few sets of the Plo Koon wave left, along with a few 12″ 100th Lukes and Bounty Hunters. If you need any of these items, head over to their site!

 


 

Star Wars: Darth Maul: Saboteur
February 15, 2001 | 11:04 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

A dazzling new short story featuring Darth Maul, merciless apprentice of evil…

This new E-Book is avaiable now Right Here from Peanut Press.com. The cost is a low low $1.99. If you are into E-Books, head on over and get it.

 


 

FANtastic Media’s New Horizons
February 15, 2001 | 8:08 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

We all know that The Official Fan Club was sold to Wizards, now you can read all about the sale of the company Fantastic Media. Decipher Acquires FANtastic Media!, (Norfolk, VA, February 9, 2001) – Decipher Inc. announced today it has hired the entire staff and acquired the assets of FANtastic Media.

Click on the link to read the entire story….

 


 

LEGO’s in Stock
February 15, 2001 | 8:03 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

If you are by chance still looking for the new 2001 LEGO assortment, Walmart.com has them in stock now…
Imperial Shuttle $34.88
Droid Carrier $9.99
Tie Fighter $19.99
AT-ST $9.99
Technic Stormtrooper $34.99

 


 

StarWars.com Updates
February 15, 2001 | 7:49 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are the latest updates from the Official Site, head on over if you wish to read the articles….
**The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has honored the talented artists at Lucas Digital with two Oscar nominations.

**The Star Wars Fan Film Network has recently updated its marquee of fan-made films.

**LucasArts has teamed up with PlayStation @ Metreon in San Francisco to premiere Star Wars Starfighter.

**Classic Moments take you back in time for a fresh look at Episodes IV – VI. Today’s moment is Vader Breath.

**Episode 1 Snapshot: In today’s snapshot, Ian McDiarmid emerges out of the blue.

 


 

Where are they????
February 14, 2001 | 10:02 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Many are asking this question lately about the Han Bespin and Plo Koon waves. Not many have been found at the retail level. I, myself have only seen the Han wave twice in my area and have yet to see the Plo wave anywhere. I have some friends that found Plo wave at Target and KMart but those stores usually get a case or two in, at the most. I had spotted the Han wave at two area Walmarts but that was a while ago now, and since haven’t seen them again. I have heard through two sources now that these cases have been sold out by Hasbro. So any retailers that have orders in will get them but none can reorder these cases. I also hear that some of these figs might be tucked into future cases but that is kinda of leary to believe. Hasbro seems to be knocking figs out of assts much earlier these days. If anyone can help confirm about these cases being sold out, gimmie a holler here. Though I can say that one source that told me this is pretty reliable with his info. Now get out there and hunt’em down guys….

 


 

IG-88 Variant
February 14, 2001 | 9:47 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

Check out the picture of the closed-handed POTJ IG-88 variant on our IG-88 page in the toyguide.

 


 

A Toy Fair Interview with LEGO
February 13, 2001 | 9:16 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

Part one of my interview with LEGO at this year’s Toy Fair is online now at FBTB

 


 

More on Tarpals…
February 13, 2001 | 8:23 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well since posting pics of the dk purple Tarpals set last night, I have been swamped with emails. Many people have asked questions, claimed to have this set, and are saying “Big deal”…
Well I am gonna help clear some air on the set.
First off… I’ll help answer the questions.
There are so many major differences in the sets. The first (dk purple) set is extremely purple in color. The whiskers, nose, ears and arms are very, very purple. There is a design on the arms, much like the 12” Jar Jar, that can hardly be seen on the dk set at all. The revised set has a much more yellow-ish (Gungan flesh) color look. This was one of the big factors in the change, besides him looking so ridiculous. If you can’t tell take a good look at the boxed version we have up then click the dk version link. You can clearly see the difference upon further inspection.
OK… Second… I talked with my source that I bougt the set from way back in Sept and he was pretty sure that not many if any might have been shipped this way. Hasbro rejected the piece and he was sure they ordered for them to be destroyed. This also brings up why the set was postponed so long… This same scenario happened a while back on the FAO Leia/R2 set. Originally the Leia had a different head sculpt then the released version, that Hasbro thought was too Disney looking and they had those destroyed. I also own this piece and can say it is a huge difference, and actually better looking than the released set. So in essence if you do have this set consider yourself lucky. I do ask you to look carefully though at the above descriptions and pics.
OK…. Whew… Finally many have wrote in saying “Big deal”. We’ll to some, things like these are. This was a piece that Hasbro disapproved, so having one is kinda cool to some people. I have yet to see any on eBay or any site at all in the dk purple color. Some people that wrote say they saw the dk set on other sites, I checked all that people mentioned and nope they all have the revised version. If you think you have one send me a pic and I will confirm for you. I can say this if you do own a dk set congrats, I don’t think many exsist this way, but maybe I’m wrong…
I hope I helped many wondering about this set, anytime you need some help just gimmie a holler. I know that sometimes pics are tough to make out, but I’m here for ya…

 


 

100th Luke
February 13, 2001 | 12:26 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Just received this cool report from Joseph:
“here in San Diego, Ca I went to Walmart this morning and they had everything!!!!!!!!!! The new Chewbacca mechanic, Leia, and Aurra Sing. They had several of the New 12″ Luke and they even had a few of the 12″ Darth Maul with the Sith Speeder. The price of the 12″ Luke is $39.84…”

 


 

Diorama Preview
February 13, 2001 | 4:48 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

ACPin writes:
Here’s a sneak preview of my new diorama on Darth Maul’s arrival in Tatooine. I have not yet completed the selection and uploading of the pics. But I’ve just picked a few pics to show what the diorama is all about. I’ve also added more battle droid pics because of numerous request for more.”

 


 

Cheap Bounty Hunters
February 13, 2001 | 4:45 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

You might be able to get lucky on these:
“I work at Target on the east coast and we just finished marking all the 12 in. Bounty Hunters down to $4.97.I believe this is a mistake, however a lot of the east coast stores did the same thing. Also we have been notified that the “Masters Of The Darkside” 3 3/4 two pack has been discontinued. It was out of our system before we even got them in stock”
Thanks to blockhead for that report. We already know about the MOTDS set, but if you can find Bounty Hunters for $5 then that’s pretty cool!

 


 

100th Luke Out There
February 13, 2001 | 4:43 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Matt sent this in:
“I ran across 4 of the 100th Luke at Wal-Mart in Phoenix today. I did not check the price as I have no interest in the item. The box is really nice and features an opening flap at the bottom to illustrate all the outfits. My Wal-Marts have also had 2-6 Speeder Mauls on the shelf for the past week.”

 


 

New Figs Out Already
February 12, 2001 | 10:38 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

We have received many reports that the Theed Amidala and Sae Sae Tin are out. After checking out EBAY for these, there are plenty avaiable. So be on the lookout, as these appear to be shipping now. Do not give into the darkside, stay away from EBAY for these, they will be in stores soon.

On another note, while in NYC for Toyfair, Ben and I did some shopping. We stopped at FAO, nothing there but overpriced Star Wars toys. They did have some VERY cool displays, look for those tomorrow. And we stopped into the Manhattan TRU on Broadway. If you are wondering where the Sith Lords 12″ 2-packs are. They are all on their shelves. Must have been about 50 of them (that is not an exaggeration). There were 2 shelves full.

 


 

Jar-Jar Tatooine feature
February 12, 2001 | 10:29 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

SWkids.com has updated with a new featured figure this week. This time it is Jar-Jar Tatooine.

 


 

Better late than never….
February 12, 2001 | 8:18 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well as promised ages ago….
I have some pics up of the first and unreleased 12″ Captain Tarpals and Kaadu set. I got my hands on this set in Sept of last year and knew it wouldn’t hit shelves looking this way. As you can see Mr Tarpals fell into a purple paint bath. This was of course rejected by Hasbro and most as I understand were destroyed. I am curious though if any slipped by and got shipped accidentally. For those finding these sets on Target shelves now, if you nab one this color please gimmie a holler here. I hope you enjoy a the pics and please forgive me for being soooo late on these. And now herethey are….

 


 

Commtech
February 12, 2001 | 6:17 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

If you never bought a Commtech Reader, now would be a good time. Indalecio found plenty priced at 50 cents at a Wal Mart store in Laredo, TX.

 


 

300th Boba Fett at Toy Fair
February 12, 2001 | 10:35 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

Hasbro reps indicated that more 300th Boba Fetts are on the way to retailers. So if you haven’t found one yet, take heart. As with any current figure, don’t give in to eBay!!! As illustrated with the R2-D2 with Holo Leia (which Mark here at Yakface predicted) all figures eventually become available at retail. Buying from scalpers only makes future releases more difficult to find. Don’t support the scalping industry.

I’d like to thank Andy and Paul from Hasbro once again for their incredible hospitality at this years toy fair!

 


 

TRU Computer Info
February 11, 2001 | 2:44 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Rei sent in this information…

Here’s what I could find in the computer:
It’s called “TIE INTERCEPTOR W/PILOT”
SKN# = 239316
Manufacturer’s # = 32457
Retail Price = $29.99

Thanks Rei

 


 

Toyfair 2001
February 11, 2001 | 12:04 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Yakface.com is happy to bring you the latest news from Toyfair 2001. Click on the link above and check out all the latest images.

Yakface.com is bringing you on a virtual tour of the show. Remember to check out all the links in the interior pages. Especially the comparison shots on the Chewbacca page and the secret about Ketwol.

If you have any comments, send them to me.

I hope you enjoy the images…..

 


 

UK Sci-Fi Show Tomorrow
February 10, 2001 | 8:58 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

The ‘Collector’s world fairs’ SCI-FI fair on @ Basildon sports centre, Essex (Just up the A13 from Lakeside shopping centre) is tomorrow, Sunday 11th Feb. For full details, check out http://www.scifishows.com/basildon.htm.
Alan Ruscoe (Daultay Dofine, Plo Koon & EP-1 Bib Fortuna) will be there as will Garrick Hagon (Biggs Darklighter) plus Barry Morse (Victor Bergman/Space 1999) plus the usual toys, autographs, cards and general Sci-fi/Film/TV related collectibles
aswell as plenty of Star Wars from Startoys & Collectables among other dealers.

 


 

Bounty Hunters
February 9, 2001 | 3:30 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

If you’re after the 12″ Bounty Hunters, D&S toys and M & M collectibles both have them in stock, check out our newsfeeds section (button on the left) for more info. M & M also have the 2 exclusive Death Star board game figures in stock for $5.99, and D&S are expecting the Aurra Sing wave next week.

 


 

The LEGO Toy Fair Invitation
February 9, 2001 | 10:07 AM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

If you’d like to get a look at LEGO’s Toy Fair invitation, then simply check out FBTB

 


 

Sae Sae Tinn at Bothan Collectables
February 8, 2001 | 9:28 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Mark over at UK based Bothan Collectables wrote in with some great news for our UK readers. Mark said they expect very limited quantities of the Sae Sae Tinn & Amidala figures to come in very soon. He also noted…

“Collectors who buy from us will get the chance to be among the first people in the UK to get these!”

So if you are in the UK I would definetly check Bothan out. I have never dealt with them but I have heard they are great to deal with.
Good luck guys.

 


 

Attakus statues shipping
February 8, 2001 | 9:23 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Some may remember a few months back I posted about some incredible and very limited statues that were being produced by a French company called Attakus. Well these statues are now shipping and I hear they are worth every dollar.
Yak-er and huge Yoda fan Arn wrote in mentioning he received his a few days ago. Arn posted some pics and cool review at his all Yoda site, Yodafans.net. Head over and check it out, definetly worth it if you are interested in these statues at all.

 


 

New Images
February 8, 2001 | 6:05 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Click on the links below to see some very nice clean images.
Loose Sae Sae Tin and a NEW carded image as well. The carded image was provided thanks to New Force Comicsand Amanamatt.
Chewbacca Mechanic Loose
Leia Bespin Escape Loose
Aurra Sing Loose
Darth Maul Battle Armor Loose
Amidala Theed Invasion Loose

UPDATE:The Trade Federation also has some great loose images of both Sae Sae and the Queen. Check those out at the link above.
Sidster

 


 

Unofficial Case Break Downs
February 8, 2001 | 3:31 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here is the latest info for the case break down for the new Screen scene deluxe figures…
First Case:
3x Luke with Bacta Tank, harness and breather mask
3x Darth Maul Crusade – Fully exposed with no shirt.

Second Case:
2x Leia with Sail Barge Cannon
2x Fan’s Choice Action Figure #2 – Amanaman with Salacious Crumb
1x Luke with Bacta Tank
1x Darth Maul Crusade – Fully Exposed.
**As Always, These Are Subject To Change**

 


 

Ultarama Display Backgrounds
February 8, 2001 | 1:44 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

You get to help pick the next Ultarama Background, Rebelscum will be running a poll the same time Toy Fair runs in New York. Rebelscum.com and you get to pick the next Ultarama background. You can get a preview of the six photos to choose from on rebelscums Ultarama page, but the poll doesn’t start until this Sunday. head over there this week and vote. Also make sure you check back here daily as Yakface.com will be bringing you updates from Toyfair 2001 this weekend.

 


 

Deluxe Figures
February 8, 2001 | 3:29 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

As the post below says, the deluxe figures are scheduled for a late fall release. As such, the shipping information KEBco received which we posted yesterday must have been incorrect. This is no fault of the company, they were given an incorrect shipping date for their order. Sorry about any confusion.

 


 

Deluxe figure Assortments
February 7, 2001 | 10:24 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Fan`s Favorite Fig. Ast. 1 (Item# 84475A, $69.99) and Fan`s Favorite Fig. Ast. 2 (Item# 84475B, $69.99)are the most anticipated new Star Wars products of the year, scheduled for a Fall release. These new deluxe action figures feature Leia with Sail Barge Cannon, Fan’s Choice Action Figure #2 – Amanaman with Salacious Crumb, Luke with Bacta Tank, harness and breather mask, Darth Maul Crusade – Fully exposed with no shirt. (Subject to Change.) Reserve your case today at Entertainment Earth.

 


 

Has that beat up old wagon broke down for good?
February 7, 2001 | 8:34 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well then the little desert nomads over at Jawa.com can help. My little brown cloaked friends can hook ya up with a free Ammo Wagon and Falumpaset. You read right-free, no deposit, no trade in, nada, zilch, zero… Just head over and enter and who knows you could be the owner of a shiny new Ammo Wagon. Good luck, oh and please get rid of that old junk wagon… Please…

 


 

New Spring Ultarama line at Toy Fair
February 7, 2001 | 8:28 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

If you happen to be one of the “chosen” attendees at Toy Fair next week in NYC, stop by and check out the new SpringUltarama line. Mort Simpson of Ultarama wrote in with this…

“The Ultarama and its new Spring Line will be at Toy Fair February 11th & 15th. Please stop by our booth #6176 at the Javits Center to see it live!”

For those that haven’t seen this awesome display system in person yet, here’s your chance. I highly recommend these displays, great all around piece. You can also check them out by hitting the link above. Tell’em Sidster send ya.

 


 

Deluxe Figures coming soon?
February 7, 2001 | 2:15 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

From KebCo:
“We just got word from Hasbro that we will be receiving eight cases (48 pieces) of the new Star Wars Deluxe figures. They are scheduled to be shipped from Hasbro on February 7th, which means we should have them by the 14th. This is the Luke Skywalker in Bacta Tank and Princess Leia with Cannon.

At this time, we do not know how the assortment will be. All 48 pieces may be the Luke, it may be a mixture of Luke and Leia??? Just do not know. But we do know we are getting only 48 pieces at this time. So, if you want to be sure to get one, act NOW. We do have these listed on our pre-order page. The price is $9.99 each.

You can go to www.kebcotoys.com and order one from our pre-order page.
Ken”

 


 

Bunches Of New Fig Images
February 6, 2001 | 8:05 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Check out THIS LINK!!!, as Starwars.com has updated with all new images that include….
Cold Weather Obiwan
New Bespin Guard
Imperial R2 Droid
Ketwol
Sandtrooper (Gray Shoulder Pad)
Luke X-Wing
Check it out now!!!

 


 

More Indiana Jones figure pics
February 6, 2001 | 6:37 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Here are a few comparison shots of the new Indiana Jones figure loose with a few SW figures. Thanks to Mark for the images.
Front
Back
Side

 


 

SW Electronic Tomy Figure Case
February 6, 2001 | 6:31 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Electronic Tomy Figure Case (Item# 26189A, $89.99)
is an item that was introduced last year, but never shipped. It now has a new name and a new ship date. This item was previously called the Palm Talkers Assortment. This assortment was reduced from 12 figures to 8. The price has also been reduced from $124.99 to $89.99. We will update all backorders with the new price. Only at Entertainment Earth.

 


 

Aurra Wave Hitting
February 6, 2001 | 5:46 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

MrCydonia sent in this report:
“I found [all] of the figures in the Aurra Sing wave (Aurra herself, Bespin Escape Leia and Mechanic Chewbacca) at the Target in Olympia, WA.”

So, Target got ’em first? If you find them at stores other than Target, let us know.

We try to encourage collectors to share their finds by reporting finds along with specific store locations in our forums. We tend to only post a couple of sightings on the main news page just after an item is released to let you all know they’re out there. After that, we suggest you make good use of the store reports section of the forum to post and ask where you can find these. There’s a link to the forums at the right as well as in every post header. Thanks!

 


 

New Images
February 6, 2001 | 9:43 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

The yakface toyguide has recently been updated to include several new images of the following:

Aurra Sing (Bounty Hunter)
Chewbacca (Millennium Falcon Mechanic)
Leia Organa (Bespin Escape)
and the new POTJ cardback

Be sure to take a look.

Thanks to Thomas for the images.

 


 

Tessek Image
February 5, 2001 | 11:32 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

 


Check out the new image of Tessek, Click on the image to see the full shot. Once again Star Wars Kids has come through with a great image.

 


 

REAL SCAN EP II PICS!!
February 5, 2001 | 10:40 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Official SW site has updated with incredible pictures of busts of characters from Ep II that were scanned using the Real Scan technology. These will be on display at the Toy Fair in NYC next week.

 


 

Send In Those Customs
February 5, 2001 | 9:36 PM EST | Rich | Talk About This Post

Hi, I’m actor Troy McClure. You might remember me from such science fiction websites as… I mean hey guys – Rich here. You guys may remember me from back in the day when Yakface’s Realm was a fledgling site. Well, I’m baaaack.

So here’s the deal I’m going to get the Figures In Action section running once again with some new scenes on the way (SOTE and ROTJ sections coming online shortly). My other baby is going to be refurbishing the customs section. I need you guys to submit your custom images. I’m talking figures, playsets, weapons, decals, 12-inch, 1-inch, whatever. You name it I want it. With your help, I’m going to create the most comprehensive customs gallery on the net. So be sure to e-mail me your images.

 


 

SW Fan Club Online Catalog
February 5, 2001 | 3:46 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Thanks to Joe for the following news.
“I got a call from the Star Wars Fan Club last night about having a credit with them. During the conversation they mentioned they would have some 400 items online in the next couple weeks.”

Sounds like the new Fan Club is starting to move forward.

 


 

SW Legacy Assortment 2 Update
February 5, 2001 | 3:42 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Star Wars 12inch Legacy Asst.2 (Item# 32406A, $139.99), The only 12inch Star Wars figures scheduled for 2001, has been updated with a new case breakdown. This item will now include 2x Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise, 2x Death Star Trooper, 2x Death Star Droid (subject to change.) Available for preorder at Entertainment Earth.

 


 

Plo Koon wave @ Target
February 5, 2001 | 2:07 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

They showed up at Wal Mart earlier this week, and now Target have the Plo Koon wave. Carl Harley reports finding them for $4.05 at a Las Vegas Target store.

 


 

M & M Collectibles News
February 5, 2001 | 1:32 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

“We just went through and did an inventory today and found several items that we only have 1 or 2 of left in stock.

So, to move these items out, we have reduced the prices appox. 50% on them and put them into our Sale Items Section.

Check them out!

Mark and Megan
M and M Collectibles
http://www.mandmcollectibles.com

Please note: when the items sell out, we will remove them as soon as
possible from the website. If you place an order and the item is sold
out, we will send you an email to let you know. Thanks”

 


 

12″ Kaadu Found
February 5, 2001 | 10:11 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Here we go…Atlanta. LooseToon found the 12″ Kaadu in Snellville, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. Click here for a scan of the receipt. And before anyone starts 🙂 the other two are for friends.

 


 

Opening Scrawl?
February 5, 2001 | 9:45 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Well if you are interested in readin the opening scrawl for Episode II, then simply click on the link HERE, it will bring you to the very nicely made Flash version of it from The Force.net.

 


 

Gungans Galore
February 5, 2001 | 8:21 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

ACPin has updated his Gungan diorama again with loads more Gungans – check it out @http://acpin.homestead.com/Home.html

 


 

12″ Tarpals and Kaadu
February 5, 2001 | 12:04 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here is a nice picture of the New 12″ Captain Tarpals w/ Kaadu. Thanks to T man for the image.

 


 

Problems with Email
February 4, 2001 | 10:55 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

I lost all mail from today. If you have sent me an email today, please resend it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

 


 

With much work and effort….
February 4, 2001 | 7:31 PM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

We hope that you enjoy the new look here at Yakface.com, please take a moment and vote on the new poll while you are here, and if you have any comments, please email Mark….

 


 

Plo Koon at Wal-mart
February 4, 2001 | 3:26 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Thanks to Bill Woods for the following news.
“Just wanted to let you and other readers know that I found all 4 (IG-88, Plo Koon, Mon Cal and K-3P0) of these figures at the Super Wal-Mart in Conyers, GA. They had 15 of each figure. The price was 5.86 a piece.”

This is the first I’ve heard of the Plo Koon wave showing up at Wal-mart.

 


 

More on that 12″ Kaadu
February 4, 2001 | 11:20 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Scott, a Target employee, sent in this info which seems to settle all the talk about this toy:

“Hi, just to let you know that the 12” Tarpals with Kaadu Target exclusive is shipping out. Our store is receiving 12 tomorrow.

The info is: DPCI #087-06-0543 STAR WARS CAP TARPALS W/ K STARW $59.99 each. (2 Per Case)

The grey sticker with the 2/15 date a person reported is call a “z-date”. This means the store has none of the figure on hand (in the store) and that 2/15 is when the computer tells them they can expect a shipment to come in from the distribution center. This is just an estimated date and doesn’t mean a lot. It could show up earlier, later, etc. It has nothing to do with when they can put the figure out. It just verifies they don’t have it yet, and they don’t have them in sock yet. They can point to the sticker and say “Grey dot, nope we have zero of those.” and not call the backoom and save everyone some trouble. When the toy gets stocked out, the stocker peels off the dot.”

 


 

A Little Down Time
February 3, 2001 | 11:57 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

We at Yakface.com are doing all that we can to make you visit here at Yakface.com the best it can be. You will notice during the day tomorrow that most of the sections will not be available as we are making MINOR modifications to the site to speed it up for your viewing pleasure. You will still be able to get to the main page and interior pages like FBTB and Tusken Trader. Thank you for your support and patience.

Sincerely,

Yakface.com

 


 

Aurra Sing at FX 2001 Show 
February 3, 2001 | 9:53 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Aurra Sing wave was out in full FORCE at FX 2001 Show in FL. Aurra was going for $15-20, Leia Bespin and Chewie Mechanic were $10-15. Most dealers at the show had 3-4 cases. Some had close to 10 cases of them. Thanks to Bobby D for the news.
This is the first report of the Aurra Sing wave showing up in the US, still no reports of them in actual stores though.

 


 

12″ Kaadu Street Date?
February 3, 2001 | 8:56 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

XXX writes:
“I was at target in Sawgrass, FL. they had a tag up for this figure with a gray sticker dated 02/15/01. I was told by an employee thats the date they can put them out.”

Sounds very possible to me – Feb 15th sounds like a good time to start the Kaadu hunt (unless you’re lucky enough to have already found one).

 


 

DollsKollekt
February 3, 2001 | 8:39 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

OK, another update. I’ve been hearing some nasty stuff. Some people who’d ordered things from the company in the past had discovered fresh charges on their credit cards for no reason at all. Add that to the usual pile of people who had preordered a lot of POTJ merchandise and paid a 25% deposit only to receive just a few items or even nothing at all, and we have a large database of complaints.

Right now, I’d advise anyone who has been charged money either for no reason, or for items they never got, to file complaints with their credit card company.

 


 

K-Mart 2 for 1
February 3, 2001 | 5:44 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Seems not all stores are doing the POTJ 2 for 1 offer I mentioned yesterday. If you have bought stuff recently from a K-Mart, at full price, and the store is now offering 2 for 1, take your receipt and see if you can claim the difference back. But, not all stores are doing the deal, at least not yet.

 


 

12″ Kaadu In Warehouse
February 3, 2001 | 5:42 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Donald from Wisconsin Milwaukee wrote in to say that the 12″ Kaadu and Tarpals are in the Target warehouse and they don’t know why they’re not hitting everywhere yet (presumably he was told this by a Target employee). If that is the case, Target may be waiting for a certain street date. If anyone knows if this is the case, and knows the date, please send it in.

 


 

Starfighter for PS2 Available 21st Feb
February 3, 2001 | 5:39 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

It’s all in the title – Lucasarts’ new game for PlayStation 2, Starfighter, will be available on 21st February. Some official info:

“Attention Starfighter pilots! LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is
pleased to announce that STAR WARS STARFIGHTER has been approved for
manufacturing. Developed for the Sony PlayStation 2, the flight
action/adventure STARFIGHTER is expected to be on store shelves in the
U.S. and Canada February 21, 2001.

STARFIGHTER lets you prove your battle skills in intense air and space
combat in amazing 3D environments. In the 14-plus missions, take on a
variety of enemy craft, including some never seen before in the Star
Wars universe. Thrill to one of the most anticipated titles for the
PS2; Next Generation magazine said “seeing this game in action took
our breath away.”

Also a special offer – if you order the game through Lucasarts’ Company Store you get free shipping plus a special hint guide for mission 1.

 


 

Interview w Andy
February 2, 2001 | 7:00 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Collectstarwars.com has a short interview w Andy from Hasbro on their site. There is some info on the upcoming Luke X-Wing and several other details.

 


 

New Lando Bespin Image
February 2, 2001 | 6:19 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

WOW is all I can say on this one. Man does it look nice. Here is the new Lando Bespin Image. The image was found onThe Star Wars Kids site. Thanks to Chris B for the news.

 


 

Star Wars Survivor
February 2, 2001 | 2:12 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Scott writes:
“The Tribe has spoken and we have lost our first SW Survivor. You can watch Tribal Council votes in a new Flash movie that is at the site.”

TO check out the movie, go to www.ohair.net/hyperspace/survivor.

 


 

DollsKollekt
February 2, 2001 | 2:08 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Oh dear. Since my post earlier today, I’ve received even more complaints, plus a number of people who live in or have passed by the Atlanta GA area have mentioned that the company’s retail store there appears to have closed. Some have heard the company were declared bankrupt. Hamlet recommends that those who have been ripped off do as he has done and contact the Better Business Bureau to report it. Thanks to everyone who wrote in about this.

 


 

POTJ 2 for 1 @ K-Mart
February 2, 2001 | 2:02 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

D-Man writes:
“I was at a Kmart in Raleigh today and found the POTJ(including the K-3P0 wave) selling for two for the price of one. The only way I discovered this though was when I went up to the cashier and she told me it was 2 for 1. She said it hadn’t been added into the computer yet for it to scan right, but that she would be doing it presently.”

 


 

Cheap Interactive Yoda
February 2, 2001 | 9:20 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

SWFan1977 sent this information in:
“Just wanted to let you know I just got back from a store called Odd-Job (a chain of closeout stores) here in central Long Island. They had about a dozen Interactive Yodas for only $9.90 each! At that price he is definately worth picking up.”

 


 

Homer as Stormtrooper
February 2, 2001 | 9:17 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

If you’re a Simpsons fan, there’s a great custom figure for you on sale on eBay – check out item number 551674274 for a custom Homer Simpson as a Stormtrooper figure!

Update: Check out item #550007708 for a SWEET Chewbacca Homer!

 


 

A Quick Warning
February 2, 2001 | 9:14 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Just to inform you all….over the last month or so I’ve slowly been getting more and more complaints about DollsKollekt– lots of people are claiming to have ordered items, been charged for them, and not receiving them. Be wary if you order from them in future. I can’t say for sure that the reports I’ve had aren’t just mistakes the company has made – no company is faultless – but there have been quite a number of them. You have been warned…

 


 

12″ Kaadu
February 2, 2001 | 9:11 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Expect the 12″ Kaadu to become more widespread in the near future. It’s due out in Japan on the 9th Feb. They usually get things earlier than the States do but for some reason, the Target stores nearest their distribution center got a crack at them early. Watch out for them to hit all Targets soon.

 


 

Marmit TIE Pilot
February 2, 2001 | 9:10 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Need this great looking 12″ figure? This is from ActionFigureXpress:
“Just wanted to let your readers know that we are now offering the Marmit Tie-Fighter Pilot at low price of just $79.95. For $5.00 more, customers can choose from tons of Star Wars toys as a bonus.”

To order, go to http://www.actionfigurexpress.com/actionfigurexpress/starwarmarti.html

 


 

New Lando Bespin Image
February 2, 2001 | 6:14 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

WOW is all I can say on this one. Man does it look nice. Here is the new Lando Bespin Image. The image was found onThe Star Wars Kids site. Thanks to Chris B for the news.

 


 

Wanna chat?
February 1, 2001 | 10:46 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well to anyone looking to talk anything Star Wars at all, join me over at Sandtroopers.com Chat room on Sat the 3rd at 8 pm (est). The troops invited me over to join in and talk with all of our readers. They have done a great job over atSandtroopers in the short while they’ve been around. Thanks to Pat and his awesome crew for the invite, meet me there guys this Sat.

 


 

The Jawa’s strike back
February 1, 2001 | 10:35 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yup it’s true, them little desert wanderer’s have another bunch of free goodies to give away. Head over to Jawa.com and enter to win a TC-14 fig for absolutely NADA… Oh wait… They are also having a “promotional” give away to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new trading forum, “The Jawa Swap Meet”. They’re giving away four brand new POTJ figs, IG-88, Plo Koon, K-3PO, and Mon Calamari Officer. This contest is to promote our their section, and gain members. Hey if four free figs isn’t reason enough, what is?

 


 

Where’s Sid????
February 1, 2001 | 10:23 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Howdy to all out there wondering just that question….
I just started a new job which I need lots of training on, I’m in a new field and I’m starting from scratch. Time is not something I seem to have enough of lately at all….
A few of the great and faithful Yak-ers sent me emails asking if I left Yak… Guys I am here and not going anywhere, anytime soon…
I’ll be here, but just not as much during the weekdays. I have to study hard and hopefully pass the test I need to in three weeks.
I’ll be more available on weekends for emails and any questions sent my way, so please feel free to holler at me then. I just want to thank all the great crew here with me at Yak, and all of the faithful readers (Yak-ers) out there. Watch for some goodies this weekend guys…

 


 

Cheap Mega Destroyer Droid?
February 1, 2001 | 6:51 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Don Morgan in Colorado Springs, CO, sent this in:
“I was at one of the Target stores in Colorado Springs this evening, and made an excellent find. They had a few POTJ peg warmers, along with three Mon Calamari Officers. I bought one. But the REAL find was a lone Mega Destroyer Droid sitting on the shelf. When I took it to the scanner, it rang up $2.44!! What a deal!”

 


 

Plo Koon wave
February 1, 2001 | 6:50 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

From M & M Collectibles:
“We have a limited number of new Star Wars Figures in stock on our website right now….

You can find them under either Star Wars Figures or What’s New

As of Jan 31 at 9:30PM MST in stock:
Ploo Koon
K3PO
Calamari Colonel
IG88

Act fast…these will sell out quick!”

Update: All gone!

January 2001 Archive

Aurra Sing Wave Case Assortment
January 31, 2001 | 10:21 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The case assortment for the next wave of POTJ will be:
4x Chewbacca Millennium Falcon Mechanic
4x Aurra Sing Bounty Hunter
4x Leia Bespin Escape

This has been confirmed and if you are interested you can order it at Entertainment Earth next week. Thanks to Jason for the news.

 


 

More Confirmed Info on the New Figure List
January 31, 2001 | 6:58 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

The cold weather Obi Wan is true, he is in some sort of arctic gear with big boots that have spiked toes for climbing ice or rock. This is the Obi-Wan from the Expanded Line (ie: Darth Maul)

The Lando Bespin is a nice resculpt with a cloth cape that is much longer than the previous issue.

The Sandtrooper is a re-tooling of the CT Stormtrooper with a better sand/desert paint job.

Han (DS Escape) is a re-tooling of the CT Han with a Stormtroper belt added.

The Luke X-Wing is very nice and authentic to Episode IV with the black boots and gloves.

Another “deluxe” set in development but not yet mentioned is a Luke and Leia 2 Pack swinging across the Death Star bridge.

Thanks to Figurenews for the info.

 


 

Marmit Fett
January 31, 2001 | 5:05 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

According to Brian from Anime Collectibles, “The corrected color Marmit Boba Fett is officially being called ‘Return of the Jedi Boba Fett’, at Lucasfilm’s insistance”.

 


 

2001 Releases
January 30, 2001 | 6:55 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

I have verified this list of figures from three different sources. Take care that Hasbro has the final say and until they post it, it may change, however here is the newest list through the end of the third quarter.
Feb 2001 – Chewbacca Millenium Falcon Mechanic, Leia Bespin Escape, Aurra Sing, Sae Sae Tin, Queen Amidala Thead Invasion

March / April 2001 – Darth Maul Sith Apprentice, R2-Q5 Imperial Astromech Droid, Jar-Jar Tatooine, Lando Bespin, Tessek

May 2001 – Sandtrooper, Cold Weather Obi-Wan, Jedi Training Qui-Gon

July 2001 – Ketwal, Bespin Guard, Duros, Sabe

August 2001 – Darth Vader Emperor’s Wrath, Luke X-Wing (Rem Helmet), Han Solo Death Star Escape (Stormtroopers Belt??)

September 2001 – Obi-Wan Jedi training, Shmi

Deluxe Assortment 2001 – Luke w/ Bacta, Leia w/ Sail BargeCannon, Darth Maul Fully Exposed Chest, and a forth that will most likely be Amanaman, although Andy has said he is not sure about that at this time. This assortment is scheduled for Fall 2001.

 


 

Mon Calamari Officer
January 30, 2001 | 6:45 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Matthew Opal sent in a scan of the Mon Calamari Officer, loose, which illustrates a feature that I personally didn’t know the toy had – the helmet is removable! A nice touch. Click here to see the scan!

 


 

Aurra Sing Wave Carded
January 30, 2001 | 5:37 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Rebelscum has carded pics of the upcoming Aurra Sing wave. The figures pictured are Leia Bespin, Chewie Mechanic and Aurra Sing.

 


 

Star Wars Survivor
January 30, 2001 | 12:41 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Scott O’Hair from Hyperspace has set up a Star Wars based version of ‘Survivor’ – over the next 13 weeks, fans can vote one of 16 Star Wars castaways off “Survivor: The Tatooine Outback”! To check it out, visit ohair.net/hyperspace.

 


 

Keep Looking…
January 30, 2001 | 12:38 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

bigcountry056 sent in these finds for collectors in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area:
Watto’s Box – $7.99 – KB in Cary Town Center
R2 with Holo Leia – $1.99 – TRU in Durham, Southsquare.

If you’ve not had any luck finding this stuff, keep looking because it keeps showing up again and again!

 


 

1800 True Fan, just not for Canadians?
January 30, 2001 | 10:10 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

This is from Ryan…
“This news will certainly affect the Canadian fans out there so listen up. Last week I recieved a letter from Wizards of the cost. The letter spoke of the recent purchase of the fan club. They also sent me a cheque for any funds that I had in their account. Why did they do this?? Because I am Canadian, and the letter goes on to say that WOTC and The Fan club can no longer fill orders being shipped to Canada. ”
I do not understand the lack of commitment from Lucasfilm to provide everyone with the same service as everyone else. It truely baffles me. Lucasfilm wont make the DVD’s yet the make VCD’s overseas. This just makes the hobby even more upsetting. More and more people leave this hobby everyday. You have to start wondering… Is Lucasfilm killing themselves???

 


 

Trouble In Toyland? Dated 2-5-01
January 30, 2001 | 7:46 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

I know this is foretelling the future with that date. However, that is the date on the article. This is from Forbes.com, in which they explain the bad times that have come to the forefront for Hasbro. This is an excerpt from the article.
“Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace was a merchandising flop for Hasbro in 1999. The toy company—which agreed to pay a $450 million advance for the three Star Wars sequels—in the early stages sold more than $500 million worth of toys and games linked to the epic. But interest in the Star Wars action figures quickly faded; the result was that there was a ton of stuff left on the market. All told, $150 million worth of merchandise remains unsold.”
Click the link above to read the entire story.

 


 

POTJ Combines The Lines, Or Do They????
January 30, 2001 | 7:38 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Thanks to Tim for sending this in…
“Over at Jedi Quest, they have a section that answers questions that are sent in. This is the latest update…
Dear Jedi Quest,
Will the Episode II action figures be released as part of the Power of the Jedi set? By the way, great magazine!
Jedi Master Nick
Fontana, CA

Dear Nick:
Figures for the next movie will be introduced separately and with their own Epsiode II packaging.”

 


 

New Old Items at KBKids
January 30, 2001 | 7:22 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are some old things that are new at KBKids.com.
Darth Maul with Micro Sith Infiltrator Trophy Set $4.99
Action Fleet A-Wing $3.99
Action Fleet Gold Y-Wing $2.99
Action Fleet Red 6 X-Wing $9.99

 


 

Order Your Own George!
January 30, 2001 | 7:09 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

 

George from Hot Toys! is available for preorder. The price is $69.00, with shipment expected in March.

 


 

A little more Kaadu info…
January 30, 2001 | 4:56 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Kevin sent in a little more info as to why the 12″ exclusive Kaadu has only been showing up in a certain area:
“Target / Dayton Hudson is based out of Minnesota. The Minneapolis area to be exact. Their distribution system starts there, which is probably why this piece is showing up there first. To be honest, the fact that only Minnesota residents have seen this piece at retail suggests there is some truth to it being out now.”

 


 

Calling Utah Collectors!
January 30, 2001 | 4:55 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Ty from the Utah Collector’s Club wrote in to say that the club are “having our first anniversary meeting on the 30th of January [today]. If
you’d post a little blurb about it, I’d really appreciate it. We’re inviting all collectors in Utah to come to the meeting. We’re having some contests with pretty cool prizes, and we’re even giving away a
free R2-D2 with holographic Leia to one lucky attendee. It will be held at 7:00 PM at the SLC Marriott Courtyard hotel. The address is: 130 W. 400 So. SLC, Utah. Here is a link to our website:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/delta_source“.

 


 

12″ Sith Lords
January 30, 2001 | 4:45 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Seems the 12″ Sith Lords won’t be too tough to find….Dave sent this in:
“I was able to pick up the latest 12″ Vader/Maul two-pack at a TRU in Gurnee (Northern Illinois). They had three on the shelf were they could be reached, and another eight CASES stacked on the top of the shelf…with four per case. I also found a few of the two-packs at a TRU in Milwaukee Saturday.”

 


 

Red card specualtion
January 29, 2001 | 8:33 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well since mentioning this, many emails have come my way with people’s thoughts on this. Rebelscum and Jawa.comhave also got many emails on this whole topic, with what seems the same story….
Many people believe it’s a matter of people taking the upc stickers off new POTJ figs and returning them. Yes that could happen and yes the stickers easily come off with heat, but here’s a thought…
This seems to be happening in different parts of the country and just on red cards. So unless some anti red card clan is now in order, it’s kind of tough to come to that conclusion. Though yes it could be…
For now I am still in the air on this just because…
My man Innis at Jawa.com brought up some good points in his post about this. I am still loking for people finding these and where they are. If you happen across any give me a shout here.

 


 

New 12″ Line pics
January 29, 2001 | 7:21 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Rebelscum has posted pics of the new 12″ line and the classic trilogy Palm Talkers.

 


 

Naboo Fighter game discontinued
January 29, 2001 | 1:02 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

If you’re waiting for the Tiger electronic Naboo Fighter with Naboo Pilot figure, you are going to be waiting a long time. Head over to SSG for the full story.

 


 

Real Discounts
January 29, 2001 | 12:56 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

REALStands are offering a 15% discount on all stands, including their new vintage figure stands which are now available online. For more information, check out their latest newsfeed in the newsfeeds box on the left side of the page.

 


 

Kaadu receipt
January 29, 2001 | 5:43 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Dan sent in a scan of his Kaadu receipt from Target greatland in Fridley Minnesota: click here to see it. I guess you can add that to the proof pile that this toy is out there. Many people have expressed concern that all the reports come from one area…I guess this is just where they’ve hit first and they’ll spread soon.

 


 

Gungan Diorama
January 29, 2001 | 5:40 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Check out ACPin’s cool new Gungan Army unit diorama – taken right from the movie, even with the mist!http://acpin.homestead.com/Home.html

 


 

Red cards at KMart???
January 28, 2001 | 10:29 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

My buddies over at both Jawa.com and Sandtroopers.com have some interesting news on red carded figs hitTing the Big K. There is a stranger twist to this though, people are finding these with POTJ upc stickers on them… HMMM… That is very strange indeed. If you have spotted any out there give me a shout here.

 


 

Soft goods waves in stores
January 28, 2001 | 10:25 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

We have been getting many reports of one of the last Ep1 waves hitting a few different stores. Many are finding the Soft Good wave at TRU, Walmart, KB, and KMart. This was a farly diificult wave to find at retail, so if you need any I would start looking around. We should all know by now that anything is game these days to pop up on a shelf… Check my next post for more on that…

 


 

300th Fett no skull???
January 28, 2001 | 10:21 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I’m not sure if anyone else has noticed but there have been a few no skull 300th Fett varaiations lurking on eBay lately. I, myself noticed as did Yak-er Qui-Gon Jimm. The big question is how legit are these? I have seen them hit $75+ dollars, and wondered how? Jimm wrote in with his take and I have to say I agree… Read below what Jimm wrote…

“Hi! I just wanted to point out to your readers something that has been popping up on eBay. It is a no shoulder Emblem scam on the 300th Boba Fett figure. In the Package, you cannot see the shoulder Emblem, but if you open it up and move the cape to the side, it is there! I am not accusing anyone in particular, or of purposely trying to con somebody, but DO NOT buy a 300th Fett that claims it does not have a shoulder Emblem – you can only see it if you open the figure!”

Jimm is right most, Fett’s are tough to tell considering the cape is covering much of the shoulder. I, myself wouldn’t buy into this until we have more proof these are real.

 


 

If it’s free…. It’s for me
January 28, 2001 | 10:13 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well that’s what I believe anyway…
The guys over at Sandtroopers.com are giving away a a double dose of some hard to find figs. They have one Swimming Jar Jar, as well as one R2 Holo Leia to give away to one lucky person. If that’s not enough to get you over there, what is guys? Good luck… Tell Pat, George and the crew that good ol’ Sidi sent ya.

 


 

Need Plo Koon…?
January 28, 2001 | 5:33 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Planetactionfigure.com has IN STOCK Mon Calamari Officer, K-3PO, Plo Koon and IG-88 for $8.99 each and R2D2 with Holographic Leia for $20.00, not too bad if you’ve not managed to find one at TRU lately. They also have lots more great stuff including clearance items. Head over and take a look!

 


 

New 12″ line confirmed
January 28, 2001 | 1:53 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Rebelscum is reporting at the Dallas Import Toy Fair the new 12″ line consisting of Han Solo in Stormtrooper attire, w silver rod, the one used in the Death Star trash compactor, Death Star Trooper and Death Star Droid were shown. These figure are scheduled to be released in July.

 


 

Bonus Battle Droids
January 28, 2001 | 1:06 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Lee writes:
actionace.com has the mini Naboo Fighter(the Japanese exclusive) for only $4.99. They also have a bunch of the foreign Battle Droid 2-packs for $4.99 each which is better than eBay’s outrageous prices and the Fan Club’s price ($20 for 2).”

 


 

12″ Sightings
January 28, 2001 | 1:05 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Dean Plantamura from our very own Tusken Trader section sent this report in:
“Collector Series Dewbacks and 12″ Sith Lords are all over TRU stores in the Tampa Bay area. It seems like no one’s willing to pay the steep $79 price for the Dewback…or maybe they spent all their money on SuperBowl tickets! Also, Wal-mart does indeed have $5.84 figures, but Target beats them with $5.06!”

I’ve had a lot more reports of 12″ Sith Lords packs appearing all over the country, but so far only @ TRU.

I’d like to hear from any reader who has found the 12″ Kaadu and Tarpals @ Target this week. If possible, include a legible scan of your receipt and the store location. Thanks!

 


 

Don’t Have Your Lego Boba Yet?
January 28, 2001 | 12:38 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Target.com has the LEGO Slave 1 on sale right now for the LOW LOW price of $7.94, now that is a deal!

 


 

Hasbro to buy Etoys??
January 27, 2001 | 11:06 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

In case you haven’t heard Etoys has stopped payment to their creditors, which Hasbro is one of the biggest. The creditors are now waiting on payment until Jan 31st. It is expected that one of the creditors will then buyout Etoys on the 31st. Will Hasbro buy Etoys? It’s possible. If they do, expect something to happen in the next few days. Thanks to the money wizard for the news.

 


 

Marmit Fett Re-Release Date
January 27, 2001 | 11:45 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Anime Collectibles sent this in:
“Marmit will be releasing the corrected color Boba Fett figure in April. We will be honoring the original price of all previously placed orders, even though Marmit has raised the wholesale price (supposedly to offset the falling yen, but they’ve raised it a lot more than that). Anyone that has not ordered one yet, and wants to do so, may go our site (www.animecollectibles.com) and place an order, but it must be in by Jan 31st, as we have to have our final order in by Feb 1st.

Anyone that had previously place an order please note: because of the confusion, we have not charged anyone’s credit card or cashed anyone’s checks yet. We will do so until we get a FIRM shipping date. Also, anyone who might want to cancel their order, please email us at sales@animecollectibles.com (even if you already have, so we don’t miss it).

Finally, in the rumor department: according to our distributor in Japan, it was Lucasfilm that was behind the recall of the first Fett figure.”

 


 

Cheap POTJ – More Info
January 27, 2001 | 11:43 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Rob from the MSWCC writes: “I live in Plainwell, MI and did get some of those $3 figs last week. The weird thing was that only Coll 1 was $3. The Coll 2 was at the regular price. When I got mine, the Coll 1 had the Qui Gon – Dag. Vader wave on the pegs and Coll 2 was the Porkins – Boss Nass wave.”

Rob sent this in: “Here in Melbourne, FL at the local wal-mart they have the potj figures (Qui-Gon, Vader dagobah and Old Ben) for $5.84. Also at Toys R Us in Vero Beach Florida, they had around 12+ 12″ Sith Lords.”

Also, while we’re mentioning the Sith Lords, Matt Cartabuke found the set at a TRU in Columbus. Keep your eyes open for this one too!

Seems the prices may vary a little, but most stores are selling things slightly cheaper at least…

 


 

Think you have all the variations…???
January 26, 2001 | 4:19 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well Yak-er Chris wrote in with a variation on the discounted Royal Elegance Queen Majesty 12″ doll. Chris noticed some pretty cool differences on the doll (hey any reason is good for us variation collectors). Here’s what he wrote…

“The variation with this particular figure concerns her outfit. If you look carefully at the comparison shot, the fabric used for her tunic (or the hoop around her neck) is either glittery (has glitter in it) OR is flat red (no glitter), and the fur-like black border on her dress is either shiny OR flat black respectively. The glittery/shiny version I think came out first, but if you dig through these at your local toy store, then you’ll probably find both versions still.”

Well guys another to look for… Looks this means I have to dig thru the pile at KB now, OH NO………
Here’s a link to some pics of both. Thanks Chris for the info and pics.

 


 

Jawa Swap Meet
January 26, 2001 | 4:09 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

My little Jawa friends at Jawa.com have opened up their own little swap meet for anyone to get in on. This will replace their affiliate trade forum, the new system is run by the site’s staff. Head over check it out and make some friends and contacts, you can never have enough….

 


 

New Figures Online
January 26, 2001 | 10:51 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

StarShow Collectibles have Plo Koon, IG-88, Mon Calamari and K-3PO on sale on their website for $8.99 each.

 


 

Target Online
January 26, 2001 | 8:02 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Target Online has the Naboo Electronic Fighter on clearence for $5.00, so if you want some for building scenes go get it.

 


 

More news on Chewy Mechanic wave
January 26, 2001 | 12:07 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Tom from Yestertoys wrote in also confirming that this wave should be hitting soon. I have had three different sources say the same, now it’s the waiting game. Tom noted that the street date for Hasbro to receive them is 1/22/01. Yes most think Hasbro can change like the wind, but I have a source in Seattle that has seen some of these cases. How many not sure but hey they are around. Let’s get ready guys…

 


 

Kmart is the place…
January 26, 2001 | 12:01 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well just got an email from Yak-er Broc Walker aka Jorus C’boath, moderator at the Star Wars Trade Zones. Broc found the 6 300th Fett’s in Jackson, TN today, but the kicker is they were priced at $5.00 each (yes I said $5.00). Broc didn’t send us a receipt cause he has one and left them there for others to nab. He also saw the Biker Scout wave in that same store. If you are in that area of TN run don’t walk to that store, quickly…
Many people have wrote in that they are finding both the Fett and Biker waves, and even some Plo waves, at Kmart lately. So make them a toy run stop for the time being guys.

 


 

Deluxe Figure news
January 25, 2001 | 11:53 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yes folks here’s some more info on the Deluxe line that we are all anxiously awaiting. This comes straight from the good folks at Hasbro… The Deluxe figures coming out will have movie backgrounds with them, and we may see the Bacta Tank Luke as soon as Toy Fair, in a couple of weeks. So guys keep your eyes peeled for some pics. Let’s hope it’s ready in time. Sounds like Hasbro may have a good thing going on with the Deluxe line, I myself can’t wait to see them.

 


 

Attention Diorama Builders!
January 25, 2001 | 2:24 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Our latest featured eBay auction at the top left of the page is a hand sculpted replica of the statue from the Gungan Sacred Place, made by NiubNiub. This looks very cool, and I suspect some of you are in need of something like this for your Gungan Sacred Place dioramas….

 


 

Cheap POTJ figures @ Wal-Mart
January 25, 2001 | 2:17 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Jim wrote in to say that he found POTJ figures (he didn’t specify which) for $3 each at a Wal-Mart in Plainwell, MI.

 


 

The Hunt Is On!
January 25, 2001 | 2:13 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

From the Hunt production staff:
“Just dropping you a line to let you know about “The Hunt”, the first
in a series of independent short films produced by Zahn Entertainment Media. “The Hunt” follows the adventures of a group of toy collectors hot on the trail of, what else, Star Wars Action Figures. While finding figures is a key element of the plot, “The Hunt” also delves into what makes us all collectors in the first place. “The Hunt” is in the final stages of Pre-Production and will be filming soon, with a targeted release date in the summer of 2001. In
additon to the film itself, a companion CD, “Music From The Short Film The Hunt” will be released as well. A web site is up and running for this project, and will be updated frequently. The URL is
http://jameszahn.cmj.com/jameszahn/id10.html.”

 


 

12″ Kaadu Pics
January 25, 2001 | 2:11 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

If you’re looking for photos of the 12″ Kaadu, SSG have some great ones up right now. Hopefully Sidster will manage to post some pics of his version with the dark Tarpals soon, but in the meantime, check these ones out!

 


 

E2 Preview toy info
January 25, 2001 | 2:09 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

The Private Universe have posted some information from an informant which gives some information on the Episode Two ‘Sneak Preview’ toy….(s). I can’t confirm it myself but Pete, owner of the website, assures me it is from a reliable source, so stop by and take a look!

 


 

Yakface.com for the Star Warrior Road Warriors
January 25, 2001 | 12:59 PM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

We’ve added a new feature to yakface.com, it’s called Yak2GO. Now you can take the latest in Star Wars collecting news with you almost anywhere. Turn your Palm or Microsoft based handheld device into a mobile yakface terminal. For more details click on the Yak2GO link on the FEATURES menu.

 


 

Kaadu beware— If you are able to find one please send in a scan of the receipt 
January 24, 2001 | 9:16 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

Please send in confirmation if you find a Kaadu, I called both my local Target stores this afternoon and the national Target Customer Service number. Both the local stores AND national Customer Service said that yes, the number is in the computer and shows Kaadu with Tarples for $59.99, but it does not show in stock anywhere. National Customer Service said that their computer does not show any having been sent to any stores or having been sold by any stores.

UPDATE: I also went a little further to look into this with Bill and hopped on eBay and looked for a 12″ Tarpals set, none at all…. I did just an area check of Mn and still nothing. I find it strange that these are hitting that area and not one scalper has got his hands on one. Hopefully this means they were beat to the punch this time…. Though I was surprised to hear this piece was out considering last release I received was Mar/April. Good luck guys and PLEASE send in any receipts on these.
Sidster

Update: To clear up any confusion….this set is genuinely out and on the shelves right now. As a little proof aside from all the reports and DPC number e-mails that have been coming in, Eric Whetstone sent in this pic of the Kaadu and Tarpals holding the receipt from the Target store he bought it at. These things are out there.

 


 

New fig prices at Walmart
January 24, 2001 | 8:48 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well since my post earlier many people wrote in saying they have found POTJ figs for $5.86 at their local stores. Yak-er solo89 also a Walmart employee confimed this too. He said that all Walmart stores should be switching over to that new price soon. Sounds great… Finally we get to see that dollar reduction we have deserved since CT chips were done away with. Thanks to all who wrote in and solo89 for the info.

 


 

300th Fett at KBKids.com
January 24, 2001 | 5:40 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

KBKids.com has the 300th Fett in stock now. Here’s the direct link. I don’t see these lasting too long, get there quick.

 


 

Where are the 12″ Kaadu pics???
January 24, 2001 | 5:21 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Many people have wrote me and asked where the 12″ Kaadu pics are that I promised. Well…. Sorry guys life here in the Sidster house has been hectic and things look to be getting back to normal soon (is there such a thing?). I plan on putting up some nice boxed pics of the unreleased dk purple Tarpals set and also some loose pics of the revised (much less purple) set. I am aiming for this weekend so check back then. If anyone comes across the dk Tarpals at retail please mail me here. You will be able to tell right away if it’s not the revised version. Thanks guys check back soon…

 


 

New figs soon…very soon
January 24, 2001 | 5:13 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well guys just want to let you know to start keeping your eyes peeled for the new Chewie Mechanic wave. This should start showing up soon at retail, a good source let me know Hasbro has recieved them at their warehouse. Only a matter of time now… Good luck guys and report ANY finds here.

UPDATE: Many of the other sites are reporting that an online retailer got the same word on these figs. So with two different sources saying the same, it looks like it’s a matter of time before we see them.

 


 

FREE FREE FREE
January 24, 2001 | 5:10 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well my little Jawa friends rounded themselves up a Battle Damaged Destroyer Droid, and are giving him away. Not sure how these little scavengers do it, but hey who’s complaining…. Go enter yourself at Jawa.com now…

 


 

Cheaper figs?
January 24, 2001 | 5:07 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er BMKING16 wrote in that his local Walmart reduced POTJ figs from $6.74 to $5.86. This was in NE Pennsylvannia (Dickson
City). If others are finding these deals let me know.

 


 

No new figs in your area ???
January 24, 2001 | 5:03 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well these two places can help fill those holes on the wall…
Both John’s Toys and Yestertoys.com have the Han Bespin and also the Plo Koon waves in stock now. I have dealt with both and both are great places. Hit either link above or call John’s at
1-800-505-TOYS or Yestertoys at 1-800-653-4155.

 


 

12″ Kaadu DPC?
January 24, 2001 | 4:05 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

If anyone has the DPC# for Target’s 12″ Kaadu, please send it in to help other collectors find this item. Thanks!

Update: The DPC# is 087-06-0543 and the SKU# is 076930262016. Thanks to everyone who sent in the DPC, and extra thanks to Miguel for the SKU.

 


 

12″ Kaadu
January 24, 2001 | 3:17 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Eric Whetstone writes:
“Just walked out of Target (Northtown Minneapolis) with my 12″ Captain Tarpals and Kaadu.
Excellent paint job IMHO, but $59.99 was a little steep.
Anyway I left 4 on the shelf.”
If you live in the area…run! 🙂

 


 

A Few Etoys Deals
January 24, 2001 | 9:18 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Monopoly: Episode I $8.99
Episode I: Electronic Naboo Fighter $6.99
Star Wars: Behind the Magic $7.99

 


 

Episode One DVD this Year?
January 24, 2001 | 9:11 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

That’s the way it will be, according to The Digital Bits – thanks to carmody for pointing it out!

 


 

A Quick Warning
January 24, 2001 | 9:06 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

For anyone who purchases Star Wars items on eBay, this is worth nothing. The individual mentioned in Yavin4.com’s news post yesterday (I posted a link, it’ll be a few posts down now) has been ripping off a lot of people, apparently under a lot of different usernames such as jawasjunk, protowomen and sunshinefred. I’ve received a few more complains about this man since yesterday. Beware.

 


 

Still Need Ornaments?
January 23, 2001 | 9:16 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Hallmark.com still has last years Star Wars ornaments in stock at 50% off.
Here is the list and prices.
Darth Maul $7.47
Gungan Submarine $12.00
Jedi Council Members™ Miniature Saesee TiinTM, YodaTM & Ki-Adi-Mundi $9.97
Qui-Gon Jinn $7.47

 


 

A New Name for the Realm?
January 23, 2001 | 7:55 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Well, we have gone out and secured a new URL. The name of the site is still the same and the content remains, however if you want another way easy to remember other than collectibles.echostation.com, try out….www.starwarscollecting.com!

 


 

Amanaman WINS!
January 23, 2001 | 6:15 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The New Fan Choice figure poll at Hasbro is now over and Amanaman won with over 38% of the vote. For more information head over to Hasbro.

 


 

12″ Kaadu and Captain Tarpals Out
January 23, 2001 | 11:37 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

I received a report from Seth Bradford saying that a Target store in the Minneapolis, MN area had 3 Captain Tarpals & Kaadu 12″ sets sitting on the shelves. The set was priced at a rather high $59.99. This is the first report I’ve got so if anyone else finds one, please write to confirm that they’re available.

Update: Confirmed – Eric Roth reports finding one in the same area last night.

 


 

Forgeries
January 23, 2001 | 11:34 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Yavin4.com have some information about forgeries direct from Anthony Daniels (aka C-3PO). Head over for the info!

 


 

Carbon Chamber not available yet
January 23, 2001 | 11:31 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Mike McCabe writes: “I am confirming that Insider 51 was received today including preorder information for the Carbon Freezing Chamber, However, the Carbon Freezing Chamber is not on the Wizards website. I then called The Fan Club and was greeted with a message “If your calling for the Carbon Freezing Chamber it is not available for preorder. This item will be available for preorder in mid-March.” Hope this saves everyone some time.”

 


 

OOM – 9 Trophy Assortment picture!
January 22, 2001 | 9:56 PM EST | Robert | Talk About This Post

I have just updated several sections in the prototypes section of the website. Included in this update is a picture of the unreleased OOM – 9 (Trophy Assortment) figure. Check it out! Look for updates to the Paint Samples section, the Mock Up section, as well as the First Shots section. More will be added shortly, including a prototype unproduced light up Ben (Obi – Wan) Kenobi!
Special thanks goes out to Nick Larson and Bill Cox for the submissions. If you have any modern era prototypes and would like them featured on the site please send them to me at SemsFir@aol.com. I will give you full credit of ownership unless you would like to remain anonymous.

 


 

Insider 51 Out
January 22, 2001 | 5:19 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

YodaJeff writes: “I just thought I’d let you know that I received the newest Star Wars Insider in the mail today. A lot of the information is old (it lists which figures are supposed to come out in September 2000), but it’s nice to see it finally arrived.”

 


 

Addition
January 22, 2001 | 2:13 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Just an update to yesterday’s post about higher prices in Europe….Sompeetalay wrote in again to confirm that this information is valid for Germany as well as Belgium. And those are just two confirmed countries, could be the same everywhere.

 


 

More 12″ List Ideas
January 22, 2001 | 2:12 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Some interesting thoughts on the 12″ figure list mentioned yesterday:

Deron Price wrote in suggesting that, apart from the AT-AT Driver, perhaps they’ve excluded the exclusives. Of course this would still make the list inaccurate….they’d have one exclusive in there, and still no Portrait Edition figures. Unless the Portrait figs are not considered Action Collection figures?

Grayhank points out that it’s not just the 12″ electronic C-3PO figure missing….it’s all the 12″ electronic figures. Probably Hasbro doesn’t consider these part of the 12″ line either. And maybe that accounts for the missing Defense of Naboo set, because it is part of the Portrait Edition set.

All in all, no matter what angle you look at it from, there are a lot of problems with this list….

 


 

Star Wars Forgeries???
January 21, 2001 | 10:23 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

My bud Lou over at Yavin4.com sent over an email today about some info on SW forgeries. Here’s what he wrote…

“Hello,
Lou Arrico from Yavin4.com. We recieved an e-mail today about Jeremy Bulloch and his fan club stopping forgeries.
Please visit us for the complete story.
Thank You,
Lou Arrico
Yavin4.com”

Thanks Lou. This is some interesting stuff check it out.

 


 

Free R2 with Holo Leia
January 21, 2001 | 10:18 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Nope your eyes don’t need a check up just yet…
The guys over at Sandtroopers.com are giving away a free R2 with Holo Leia. I did say free… You can enter now and hope that on Feb 1st you get lucky, and they pick you. The guys informed me that Trooper John Ryan (a.k.a. Dark Knight 1999) is sponsoring this giveaway. John is just another collector looking out for those that still need this little droid and his gal. We need more people like John that are looking to help and not take advantage of other collectors. Great job guys… Ok what are ya waiting for to get over there and enter???

 


 

Jawa wear
January 21, 2001 | 10:11 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yes it’s true you can now own your very own Jawa wear….
No I don’t mean those dusty little brown cloaks, c’mon now guys….
Jawa.com is now offering official Jawa.com t-shirts to all readers at their cost. I checked it out myself and gotta say I think it’s a cool looking shirt. Check it out by clicking the link above.

 


 

Tennessee SW collectors club
January 21, 2001 | 9:42 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Tennessee Star Wars Collectors Club is forming this month to get ready for episode 2. If anyone is interested in joining and discussing star wars in all its forms to please contact Brett Black at black@lock-net.com.

 


 

Some GOOD UK News
January 21, 2001 | 12:11 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Despite my rant about the UK scene in the post below, here’s something good sent in by Simon:

“A discount store in the UK named ‘Poundland’ (if you live in the UK you’ll know what this is) had some great stuff in yesterday….
Loads of E1 figs with commtechs, PLUS some of the european Two Packs (the ones that come with the bonus battle droid) – Obi-Wan (Jedi Duel), Qui-Gon (Jedi Duel), Anakin (Naboo), Obi-Wan (Naboo), Qui-Gon (Naboo), Padmé, Amidala (Coruscant), and Amidala (Naboo). They also had the Sneak Preview Mace Windu . These items (the two packs and the Mace Windus) have never been available on the shelves in the UK, and here they are at £1 each!!!!”

 


 

Hasbro European Price RISE?
January 21, 2001 | 12:08 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

This from Sompeetalay from TeeKey-421:

“This news was brought to us by Marco Russe from www.toy-palace.com and Yves De Meyer from Gadget, an excellent toy store in Gent (Belgium). The prices of the figures will go up, due to production and transportation costs at Hasbro. A figure can easily cost at least 1.25 $ more than before. A good price in Belgium for a new figure is appr. 11.5 – 12 $. Now that the prices had been sharp for awhile … Thanks a lot Hasbro :((”

I’m not sure if this is the same for other countries such as the UK, France and Germany, but what I do know is that – at least in the UK – a price rise will make little difference anyway, because all we’re getting is some exciting promises. At the moment, in the UK, you don’t get excited by reading on the Internet of people finding new stuff on the shelves….the most exciting things you read are more promises from Hasbro UK which are rarely true…

 


 

100 12″ Checklist
January 21, 2001 | 12:03 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Mako sent in this rather lenghthy list of mess-ups on Hasbro’s 100 12″ figures list that comes packed in with the 12″ 100th Luke. I posted scans of the actual list a few days ago. Here’s what’s missing from it:

Bartender R2 (came in the FAO 2 pack with Slave Leia)

Chancelor Valorum & Blue Senate Guard (Came out back in August)

Qui-Gon & Amidala “Defense of Naboo” 2 pack.

Looks like they aren’t counting the Amidala collection (3) or the Ceremonial Leia.

Ep 1 C-3PO is missing from the list.

Strange, they counted the AT-AT driver twice, #23 & #71. I would have to guess that’s because of the exclusive and the regular release. However they didn’t do that with Greedo. Greedo was a JC Penny Exclusive & also came in wave with Grand Moff Tarkin. Speaking of Grand Moff Tarkin (#19) he was also release as an Exclusive and
as a regular wave. So was Slave Leia (#37) (although the sculpt was a bit different if I remember right)

One they decided to add for the hell of it. They added Captain Tarpals & the Kaadu. It won’t be out until Spring.

Good ol’ Hasbro!

 


 

Battle Droid diorama
January 21, 2001 | 12:00 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

ACPin has finished off his huge Battle Droid diorama and you can check it out athttp://acpin.homestead.com/Home.html

 


 

Squid Case
January 21, 2001 | 11:55 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Tom from Yestertoys confirmed that Squid Head case mentioned yesterday, and notes that its scheduled release date is 3/26. Not far away!

 


 

UK Toy Show
January 20, 2001 | 9:22 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Stephen wrote in to let all readers in the Glasgow area in the UK know that tomorrow, Sun 21st, there’s a toy fair on at the Mitchell Theatre. 12-4, £1 for adults, kids free.

 


 

New Case Assortment
January 20, 2001 | 7:35 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Dave from Startoys & Collectables in the UK sent in this upcoming case breakdown:

New Basic Figs Asst Coll #2 – Case of 12
– Squid Face x 3
– Lando Calrissian x 3
– Jar Jar Tatooine x 3
– R2-D2 Black x 3

Of course, Hasbro are capabale of changing these assortments, but this gives a pretty good idea of what’s coming.

 


 

Tanks @ TRU
January 19, 2001 | 1:59 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

QProd wrote in to let us know that he his local TRU in So. California put out about 60 Trade Federation Tanks today, along with a bunch of soft goods figures (Obi-Wan/Anakin/Maul wave) and Commtech Vader/Stormtrooper wave (no R2s in sight). Figures were $1.97 each.

 


 

KBKids.com has the 300th Figure – Boba Fett
January 19, 2001 | 10:35 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

I still haven’t seen this in my area so if your the impatient type, KBKids.com has Boba Fett 300 in stock for $14.99.

 


 

Marmit Info
January 19, 2001 | 8:34 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

After speaking with a friend he has told me that his supplier has informed him that we may see up to 10 designs this year. Of these that are on the list are IG-88, a repaint Fett, Colored pad Sandtrooper (those that have followed the line know that there was intial talk of them having these originally), Vader (end of the year). We will keep you posted as we get more news.

 


 

12″ Hunters at Target…$24.99 or $19.99???
January 18, 2001 | 11:16 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er DarthMickeyMoose wrote in with a very odd story on Target’s pricing for the 12″ Hunters. Read what happened to him…

“The Bounty Hunter dolls are now priced at $19.99 at Target. There is a problem though if you try and return your dolls for the price difference. There is a new number for these dolls, so your receipt which says you paid $24.99 does not match the Bounty Hunters UPC on the back of the box when scanned. I couldn’t even just return them because the receipt does not match the UPC now. I almost got into a lightsaber duel with the manager over this (HE SAID THEY NEVER CHANGE NUMBERS FOR AN ITEM-WRONG!). When they looked up the item in the computer from my receipt it says Star Wars 12″ Bounty Hunter dolls, but when you scan the box it now comes up star wars 12 ” doll
assortment. The $24.99 number for the Bounty Hunter now comes up
discontinued (UGHH!!!!!).”

Strange story but I would definetly demand my refund. They should not give you a problem but if they do just ask for the Dist Mgr’s phone # that usually works well. I had noticed when I found my set of Hunters at Target they were labeled $19.99 on shelf but rang $24.99, the cashier did give them for the $19.99 price. Just be nice guys don’t lose control or that’ll get you no where quick. If nice doesn’t work just do as I said.

 


 

Major Lego sales at Target
January 18, 2001 | 11:08 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er DarthEd wrote in with some insane prices he found for SW Lego sets at Target. These prices reflect Target’s lowest clearance price due to the fact the all end in the number “4”. Guys get out there quick, I know I got some hunting to do. Check out what Ed wrote in with…
“Hello Yaksters!Found ‘Ultimate Collectors Series’ X Wing @ $37.44 &
UCS Interceptor & Millenium Falcon for $ 24.94!!!(Originaly 149.99, and $99.99) As well as Pit droid & Battle droid for $7.44!!!Not bad huh? Well that’all.
Thanks,
DarthEd”

These are some great steals guys. Let me know what you find still lingering on shelves, give me a holler here.

 


 

More on the Ep2 poster
January 18, 2001 | 11:02 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

The poster I posted on last night was reported by Dark Horizons.com as one of a possible three designs for the Ep2 poster. Many people worte in saying it wasn’t real, that much I knew, but wondered how many believe this could be a possible design. I am not sure it could be or not, though I feel it is very similar to the Ep1 poster style and therefore think that it won’t look much like that. Most movie sequels have different styled posters. I still think it’s a great looking piece regardless. It was great to hear what people thought though. Thanks to all who wrote in with their ideas.

 


 

Deluxe Figures Return
January 18, 2001 | 9:50 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Artoonews.com and Rebelscum posted today that Deluxe figures have now shown up on Hasbro product lists. This seems to confirm a newspost of ours from back in mid-Nov.

“Could the deluxe figures be on their way back? I have spoken with Hasbro and it appears they are working on a new line (obviously for sometime in the future, probably 2002). One of the figures in the line that is being worked on is Luke in the Bacta tank.”

 


 

Paint Samples Link Fixed &Trophy Assortment OB1!
January 18, 2001 | 7:11 PM EST | Robert | Talk About This Post

The paint samples section has been fixed in the prototypes section. Thanks to Nick Larson for the heads up, and to Greg for the fix. Please stop by and check it out! Included is a picture of Greg’s paint sample of the yet unreleased Ben (Obi – Wan) Kenobi Trophy Assortment figure complete with the mini Gungan sub! I hope to finish adding pictures of Nick Larson’s prototype collection by the end of the weekend, so please keep checking back. Have a good weekend.

 


 

Technics at KBKids
January 18, 2001 | 7:59 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

LEGO Technic Stormtrooper $29.99
Also on sale for the low low price of $9.99 is the Star Wars Electronic Power F/X X-wing with Figure

 


 

Ep2 teaser poster or not?
January 17, 2001 | 10:06 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I got this link off another collector on The Trade Federation. It’s for a look at an Ep2 teaser poster, or is it….? You decide. A cool piece nonetheless, give it a look here. Thanks to Brian Moore for this one.

 


 

Check out those dirty little scavengers
January 17, 2001 | 10:02 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

My little brown cloaked desert nomads over at The Jawa.com have some interesting things going on…
Capt_Tarpals that Gungan in disguise has put up a cool Lego measurement section. Great if you are looking to know if that Lego Imperial Shuttle is worth it.
Also they are doimanother free (yes free) giveaway. This time you win a Trilogy Widescreen Edition VHS set. These guys come up with some great free stuff. Check them out at the link above….

 


 

Pre-Order Power of the Jedi Wave 9
January 17, 2001 | 10:01 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

SW POTJ Collection 1 (Wave 9) (Item #84445D, $89.99) is scheduled to contain these new Star Wars action figures: 2x Darth Maul Sith Apprentice, 3x Chewbacca Mechanic, 2x Pod Fig, 2x Leia Bespin Escape, 1x Han Solo Bespin Capture, 1x Battle Droid Boomer Damage, 1x Scout Trooper – Imperial Patrol (Biker Scout)(Subject to change.). Only atEntertainment Earth.

 


 

Ultarama Stand Winner of the week
January 17, 2001 | 9:35 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Congrats to this weeks winner of the Ultarama Stand, James McAllaster, provided by Mort Simpson. If you have not entered the drawing please click on the link to the left and send in your name. YOU CAN ONLY ENTER ONCE.

 


 

12″ at Etoys
January 17, 2001 | 7:58 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

12″ Legacy Figure- Bossk @ Etoys.com $19.99 SOLD OUT
12″ Legacy Figure- 4-Lom @ Etoys.com $19.99
12″ Legacy Figure- IG-88 @ Etoys.com $19.99 SOLD OUT
Thanks to all that wrote in with the news.

 


 

Sidster’s still here
January 17, 2001 | 6:49 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Hey guys it’s been a few days since I have posted and some people are wondering if I left. No, still here and alive and kicking guys. Just some personal things in my life lately that I have needed to take care of, and some are coming to a close. Thanks to all that wrote me concerned if I left or not… There’s some great people out there with some great things to say, thanks to you all.

 


 

LEGO’s at KBKids
January 17, 2001 | 2:08 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

LEGO Star Wars Droid Escape $7.49
LEGO Star Wars Imperial AT-ST $9.74
LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle $29.99
LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter $16.49
LEGO Star Wars Watto’s Junkyard $44.99

 


 

Hasbro Poll
January 17, 2001 | 4:07 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

JD Dolan points out that Amanaman’s lead in the Hasbro poll has been cut down to 3%. There can’t be long left. Don’t forget that Hasbro have put Amanaman out for a second time here, giving him another chance. This could be our last chance. If he doesn’t win this poll, he might not be made in the new line. If you are remotely interested in a new Amanaman figure, and you’ve not yet voted, please go and vote. Starwars.Hasbro.com.

 


 

Fan Poll
January 17, 2001 | 4:05 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Want to vote on your favorite Star Wars figure of 2000? Rebelscum are running a poll right now. Click here to vote!

 


 

Star Wars Browser
January 17, 2001 | 4:02 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

In case you haven’t read this else or found out yourselves, starwars.com has made 2 Star Wars themed Internet browsers available for download. The two designs, TPM and the classic trilogy, work with Windows 95, 98, 2000 and NT. I tried it out and it’s nice, but takes up a lot of the webpage viewing space… Still, a nice idea. Click here to download ’em. Thanks to Red11 for the news.

 


 

Loose 100th Luke figure
January 16, 2001 | 6:29 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Here’s some photos of the 100th edition 12″ Luke Skywalker that a friend sent over:
Comparison shot – new Luke on the left
Nude Luke – over 18s only
Tatooine outfit
X-Wing Pilot outfit – note the special NASA design flight helmet with enough padding to protect you from a 10,000 foot drop.

My friend also notes that the 12″ Dewback is strong enough to hold a 3 year old on its back, which is pretty cool. And as he says, if Hasbro put wheels on the feet it’d be a great preschool toy!

 


 

Plo Koon has Arrived
January 16, 2001 | 3:58 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Start the New Year right with the newest series of Star Wars Action Figures! SW POTJ Collection 2 (Wave 6) (Item #84455D, $89.99) contains 3x Plo Koon, 3x K-3P0 – Echo Base Protocol Droid, 3x Mon Calamari Officer, and 3x IG-88. All backorders will be filled immediately. Only at Entertainment Earth.

 


 

KBKids.com Army Builders
January 15, 2001 | 10:26 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Sneak Preview: STAP and Battle Droid $2.50

 


 

Hologram Nute Gunray Prototype pic plus…..
January 15, 2001 | 7:36 PM EST | Robert | Talk About This Post

The prototypes section has had a small update. A couple of additions to the first shots section, as well as an addition to the Mock Up / Samples section. Included in the first shot section is a picture of the yet to be released Nute Gunray (Hologram). I hope to have the next wave of submissions up a running by the end of the weekend. Thanks goes out to Nick Larson and Stepen M. Gardiner for the submissions. Nick has sent pictures of some great prototypes and I’m hoping to include them all with this next update. If you have any prototypes of modern era prototypes and would like to have them featured here at the realm in the prototypes section please feel free to send them my way at SemsFir@aol.com. I will give you full credit of ownership unless you want to remain anonymous.

 


 

More Dioramas
January 15, 2001 | 7:15 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Markus has updated his great dioramas site, StarconstruX.de, with some new custom figures, a larger Sarlacc that will fit two Skiffs, and a new section called “Snapshot” which features a new photo from one of his dioramas every week. This site is definitely one to check out.

 


 

Battle Droid army
January 15, 2001 | 7:11 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

ACPin seems to have spent absolutely ages setting up a diorama with more Battle Droids than I’ve ever seen before! Check it out @ http://acpin.homestead.com/Home.html!

 


 

100th Luke Checklist
January 15, 2001 | 7:05 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

A friend of mine sent in a couple of nice scans of the photo list of all 100 12″ figures that comes with the 100th figure, the new Luke Skywalker. Check them out:
Scan 1
Scan 2

 


 

Qui Gon vs Battle Droid 2 pack proto
January 15, 2001 | 3:37 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

On ebay there is a prototype of the Qui Gon/Battle Droid 2 pack that was never produced. There are also some pictures of the prototype on this auction (Item #542903998). Thanks to everyone who wrote in.

 


 

KBKids Deals
January 14, 2001 | 11:06 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Jar Jar Binks Wake-Up System $14.99
Anakin’s Pod Racer with Anakin $6.25

 


 

More @ eToys
January 14, 2001 | 2:21 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

eToys currently have Star Wars PC games cheap as well as all the other things we’ve mentioned recently. Search for games like TIE Fighter, X-Wing, Shadows of the Empire and Dark Forces. Thanks to Steve for the info!

 


 

Claim some money back
January 14, 2001 | 2:16 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Mark sent this in for anyone who bought the 12″ Valorum/Guard from kbkids.com and has since seen it cheaper in a local KB:

“I ordered the Valorum 2-pack on kbkids.com just in case I never saw it in the stores. Well, I got lucky one day and found 2 at a new KB in Shrewsbury, MA. So, when I got the 2-pack in the mail, I went to return it to the store, and it rang up $14.99, and kbkids.com gives gift receipts so the price isn’t listed. I told the manager what I paid, she called kbkids.com to verify, and then gave me 2 options:

1) put the $39.99 back onto my credit card
2) GET REIMBURSED THE $25 DOLLARS AND KEEP IT FOR ONLY $14.99!

I didn’t keep it, cos I know how hard these are to find and I wanted someone else to have it. BUT, if you bought is on kbkids.com, you can bring it to the stores with your receipt and get reimbursed!

Happy hunting!”

 


 

Etoys Hasbro Sales
January 13, 2001 | 10:51 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Etoys.com is now slashing like crazy, here are the Hasbro deals….

Darth Maul (Jedi Duel) with Lightsaber – 3.75″ $.99
Mace Windu with Lightsaber and Jedi Cloak – 3.75″ $.99
Anakin Skywalker – 12″ $2.99
Trade Federation Droid Fighters $3.99
Epic Force Figure – Darth Maul $2.99
Epic Force Figure – Obi-Wan Kenobi $2.99
Electronic Talking Darth Maul – 12″ $6.99
Battle Droid with Blaster Rifle – 12″ $5.99
Watto with Datapad – 12″ $5.99
Power of the Force – Chewbacca – 12″ $5.99
Theed Generator Complex with Battle Droid $8.99
Princess Leia – Ceremonial Gown (1999) – 11.5″ $7.99
Episode I: Flash Speeder $2.99
Motorized Theed Hangar Playset with Qui-Gon Jinn and Battle Droid – 3.75″ $6.99
Action Fleet Deluxe Set – Naboo Hangar-Final Combat $5.99
Mega Platform Set – Trade Federation MTT/Naboo Battlefield $8.99
Star Wars: Behind the Magic $7.99
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Widescreen Collector’s Edition $8.00
Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars Classic Trilogy $7.99
Monopoly: Episode I $8.99
Episode I: Electronic Naboo Fighter $6.99
Episode I: Destroyer Droid Room Alarm $3.99
Episode I: Qui-Gon Jinn’s Lightsaber (NEW) $3.99
PLUS MANY MANY MORE THINGS

 


 

Etoys.com LEGO Sale
January 13, 2001 | 12:50 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

Etoys.com continues to have several sets on sale, and some of them have now been marked down drastically – FBTBhas the complete 20 set listing of what they have to offer.

 


 

Ammo Wagon at Wal-mart??
January 12, 2001 | 11:04 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Ammo Wagon w Gungan was found at two different Wal-marts today in NV for $14.95. Has anyone else found the Ammo Wagon Wal-mart recently? If so please e-mail me.

UPDATE:The Ammo Wagon is not showing up at Wal-mart but KB and people have been returning them to Wal-mart in order to make money since they are listed in their computer.

 


 

KB , Target, TRU…kicking in the South
January 12, 2001 | 9:51 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er Britt Johnson from Myrtle Beach, SC, sent in a bunch of reports in that area…

“KB toys had many Watto’s Box with the Holo Commtech for 7.99,
as well as Mos Espa Enc., Skiff Guard’s and Rebel Pilots for the same
price…. They also had a few soft good figs. for 1.97..

Target had the Bounty Hunter series for 24.99 2 of Bossk and 4-Lom,but only 1 I-G88…and the best figure released in the past few years, 300th Boba Fett for 9.99…UNREAL figure. I would pay the extra to have ALL figures made like this…this is how it should be done. No Biker Scouts or other 12″……..

TRU had the some great figures…… I walk and a nice row of Commtech Vaders, Stormtroopers, and yes 3 Holo R2 -D2…..I couldn’t believe it….FINALLY….I keep reading how all these people keep finding them and there it was….1.99 for all figures in sight. They had some Motti Commtechs and Leias….nice supply and 1.99 price..sweet.

On a side not, a small town K-Mart had a Sio Bibble, Swamp Jar-Jar, Pit droids, and the Amidala Battle….I was very surprised to see these waves in K-Mart…Maybe this is a sign that K-Mart might be joining the clearance trend…that would be nice….

Everyone in the South, keep an eye out and go now while they are still around…I left ya an R2-D2 holo…….

Britt Johnson”

Thanks Britt great report man.

 


 

SW S East Ma/RI Collectors Club
January 12, 2001 | 9:46 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Guys I am looking to get a local Ma/RI collectors club going soon…
This will actually be part of the online club, The Trade Federation. I will be running the Ma/RI chapter. I feel this can help many in the area not fortunate enough to get some things they are looking for, but also to just have some fun amongst other locals. There are going to be some strict guidelines that go along with all the Trade fed guidelines, so please expect that. If you are in this area and are interested just gimmie a holler here.

 


 

300th Fett in S East Ma
January 12, 2001 | 9:40 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Some good news for all my local Yak-ers here in S East Ma…
Mr Fett has hit N Dartmouth, Ma, Walmart store. I saw 10 there tonight. This was about 9 pm so I can guess these will be around for opening time. Good luck guys get there early, these won’t hang around long.

 


 

Issue #51 and Carbon Freeze Chamber Update
January 12, 2001 | 9:36 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

The Fan Club, now operated by Wizards of the Coast, is reporting that Issue #51 will be shipped by January 18 at the latest. Apparently at least part of the delay was due to trying to schedule printing time. Issue #52 will be on the newstands in mid February.

The Carbon Freeze Playset will be at the Fan Club. The marketing section is trying to find out from Hasbro exactly how many of the Carbon Freeze Playsets they will be allocated. The lastest word is they will be taking pre-orders, but no date has been set at this time.

 


 

Biker Scout +
January 12, 2001 | 1:40 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Lee wrote in to say that AnotherUniverse.com have a set of Han Bespin Capture, Biker Scout and Battle Droid (Boomer Damage) figures right here for $9.99 plus shipping. Doesn’t seem too good, but if you use the coupon ‘Sale4’ you’ll get 25% off the order. In the end, if you buy just the set of 3 figures and use the coupon, the total is around $30 (basically it’s like getting free shipping). Worth a look if you can’t find these figures.

 


 

Sale Extended
January 12, 2001 | 12:21 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

M & M Collectibles have extended their 25% off sale:

“Due to the overwhelming response to our 25% off everything sale, we are extending it through this weekend (now ends at midnight Sunday Jan 14).
Remember, you MUST put “SALE” in the ship to name to get the discount!”

 


 

Design Contest
January 12, 2001 | 12:18 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Keith is running a contest to win some figures. All you have to do is design a banner and a button for his website. Head over to his site for more details.

 


 

100th 12″ Luke Skywalker
January 12, 2001 | 12:15 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Andy wrote in to let us know that the 100th 12″ figure, the new Luke Skywalker, has been showing up on Japanese shelves priced @ 8000Yen, which translates to a pretty huge $72. When they appear on US shelves however, the price should be significantly less. Typically, things turn up in Japan before the USA, so in theory they should arrive in the States before long.

 


 

Hallmark.com Star Wars update
January 12, 2001 | 10:28 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

Hallmark.com has posted pictures of the 2001 Star Wars ornaments. Check them out!!

 


 

Army Builders
January 12, 2001 | 8:23 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Amazon.com has the following items….
Kaadu with Jar Jar $1.97
Opee with Qui-Gon $1.97

 


 

EE Taken Out By Mother Nature
January 12, 2001 | 8:12 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

The first major weather system of 2001 literally took Entertainment Earth (www.entertainmentearth.com) by storm on Wednesday and Thursday. All telephone lines, fax lines, email and Internet connections were destroyed by Mother Nature. Pacific Bell notes that portions of this entire area (North Hollywood, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles) is effected. Flooding in critical areas disabled Pacif Bell’s systems.

…And we thought it was just a little rain.

Pacific Bell could not give an estimate as to when systems will be repaired. We appreciate your patience and look forward to more of your business when we return.

Regards,
Jason Labowitz
President

UPDATE:EE is now back up and running.

 


 

NJ Star Wars Collector Club
January 11, 2001 | 9:38 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er and NJ resident Chris DelVecchio sent in some info for any SW collectors in the state of NJ. Here’s what Chris had to say….

“Hello, just wanted to let you know that the NJSWCC will be celebrating its first full year as the premier Star Wars Club for NJ!
Please help us by inviting all “True Collectors” from NJ (and surrounding areas) to join us by stopping by our site atNJSWCC.
Chris DelVecchio
founder

Sounds great, guys give Chris a visit. These days any help beating the scalpers to the punch is worthwhile.

 


 

SW Hallmark 2001
January 11, 2001 | 9:37 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Rebelscum is reporting that the Hallmark Star Wars ornaments for 2001 will include Jar Jar Binks, Anakin Skywalker, and most likely Queen Amidala’s Royal Starship. Also, there will be a miniature set but that contents are not known at this time.

 


 

Lee’s AFN #99 on stands
January 11, 2001 | 9:32 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

The new issue of Lee’s AFN is on stands now. It has a nice two page spread of the new 12″ Bounty Hunters and also a page of newly released POTJ things we have all seen lately. I did notice a great new add for the Ultarama system. Lee’s also gave a whole page article to them and added some great pics. If you haven’t got one of these yet, DO IT NOW….
This is a great sytem for the loose and diorama collectors out there. I think by far it’s the best display unit made thus far. Great Usage, great construction, and great price. If you need some more info hit the Ultarama link above. Here’s a pic of the article from Lee’s.

 


 

Plenty of 12″ Sith Lords to go round in NY
January 11, 2001 | 6:44 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I got a few reports from NY Yak-ers going into the Manhattan store looking for $40 Dewbacks only to find many 12″ Sith Lords sets. A few Yak-ers reported 40-50 of these sets at that store. So if you need one and live close by hop on the train and get there. Thanks go out to Yak-ers AustinDPowers2, Scott Morris, and DarkLordBrother.

 


 

Queens Ship at KBKids.com
January 11, 2001 | 2:28 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

 


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Electronic Royal Flagship Escape from Naboo Playset $29.99
Add anything else from the site and you can use this code. Coupon code OFFERZONE, which is $10 off a $35 purchase. Thanks to William and Dave for the news.

 


 

Invasion Force Figure with Vehicle
January 11, 2001 | 8:19 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

 


Episode I Invasion Force Figure with Vehicle: Sith Probe $4.97. IN STOCK @ Amazon.com SOLD OUT

 


 

KBkids.com In Stock Items
January 11, 2001 | 8:03 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

KBkids.com has the following items in stock.
12″ Sandtrooper Action Figure $12.99 #108159C
Sith Speeder and Darth Maul Figure $2.99 #101266C
12″ Greedo Action Figure $12.99 #108159B
12″ Grand Moff Tarkin w/ Interrogator Droid $12.99 #108159E
12″ Luke Skywalker in Hoth Gear $12.99 #105797B
12″ Luke Skywalker in Jedi Gear $12.99 #108161

 


 

12″ Sith Lords in the N East
January 10, 2001 | 11:54 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

This is for all my N East compadres looking for the new 12″ Sith Lords set, TRU in my area has received a shipment. A good friend and Yak-er Mark found the set in both the Swansea, MA and the
N Dartmouth, MA stores. So Guys this set seems to be hitting TRU across the country. Good luck in the hunt.

 


 

Alpha-Con
January 10, 2001 | 11:47 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Alpha-Con will be at the Omaha Civic Auditorium on May 4-6. Many celebs will take part. Check out all the details over at SSG’s.

 


 

How did he do that?
January 10, 2001 | 10:49 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

My man George over at Sandtroopers.com posted up the new “how to” for his custom Porkins FX X-Wing. Definetly worth a look. I love how the Porkins head didn’t lose any articulation. Check the “how to” in the Collazo Universe section.

 


 

New Hallmark 2001 mini Empire lunchbox
January 10, 2001 | 10:43 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er Ken Robinson sent in a pic he found of the new mini Empire lunchbox ornament from the 2001 Hallmark Spring collection. They did the Star Wars version a couple of years back and it is a really cool piece. Ken noted to check outHallmark.com tomorrow as they will be putting up the 2001 Dreambook. He also noted not all the ornaments would be viewable just yet. Check this link for the pics of the mini lunchbox now though.

 


 

A HUGE thanks to…
January 10, 2001 | 8:51 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er Tim Enloe….
Tim is a regular Yak reader, contributor, and friend. Some may recall Tim had a brother that passed away in Sept of last year, we here at Yak asked for all your prayers for him. Well since that tragedy Tim has still remained a regular and a great guy. Tim had a hard second half of 2000 but remained strong. Tim recently helped me acquire one of the $2 R2 Holo figs from TRU. I only need this fig for a loose diorama and Tim came thru BIG. He not only offered help but sent in a star case for the $2 he paid. He is an asset to the community and beyond, it’s people like Tim that overshadow all the other greedy one’s out there. Tim, you are an unreal guy and I thank you for that.

 


 

Lott Dodd Prototype Pic
January 10, 2001 | 8:32 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

On ebay there is an auction for a prototype of the unproduced Lott Dodd figure (Item #540021178). Thanks to DarthScooby for the news.

 


 

Magic of the Myth virtual tour
January 10, 2001 | 8:29 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er JessO has a great page with an awesome virtual tour of the Magic of the Myth exhibit. I have yet to see this in person, but plan on going the minute it hits Boston. If you are like me and want to see what lies ahead, take a lookhere.

 


 

Wondering why there are no new figs around….
January 10, 2001 | 8:18 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er and Walmart employee John wrote in with some very interesting and informative news. John has some info why we aren’t seeing new figs at some Walmarts at all, read below…

“During my first inventory control meeting ( which supposedly was to
occur at all stores over the country at the same time), stores are
to begin cracking down on merchandise that does not sell well or not
sell at all. This is to happen in all departments. Star Wars peg
warmers will be the cause of no new orders of basic
figure assortments. Unless the associate in toys is a dedicated
collector, they will view star wars as just “toys that do not sell”
and will no longer place orders for new figures. The store that
reduced the figures to $1.00 will not purchase additional figures only
to sell at a loss.

Star Wars in general is not selling well in my area. Figures like
Sebulba, Dagobah Darth Vader, General Leia, Porkins, Fode and Beed
Gungan Warrior and Obi Wan ( Alec Guiness) are saturated and just
clutter up the aisle. Fode and Beed and Gungan Warriors sell out first
but not as fast as you would expect. This is the reason no new figures
will be ordered, or not in large quanities.

I blame this on Hasbro, who do not have vendors take the time to
remove older figures and replenish them with the current batch that
people are looking for. Also when a case eventually sells and more are
reordered, the store usually sends the identical assortment that
recently sold, rather than waiting for an updated assortment with
entirely new figures never before seen. This leads to low turnover
and collector frustration. The only way I can find new figures is to
travel to different states that order assortments that are not
available in my area. Peg warmers are not the same in different
states but they are in stores that are in the same area. Because of
this I have been able to find as many Bespin Capture Han, Boomer
Damage Battle Droid and Biker Scouts as I need.

Some very good info. I know many that haven’t seen news waves since the initial POTJ stuff hit. This may explain a lot now for those people. It’s very sad and unfortunate news though and hopefully things will change. I am going to look further into this and maybe we can do something here at Yak to help this situation.

 


 

Dewback markdown
January 10, 2001 | 6:03 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

ACPin reports: “Just got back from lunch and I passed by the TRU on 34th St at New York city where I found the 12″ Dewback w/Sandtrooper marked down to $39.90 each. There were at least 20 that I counted which were still there.”

 


 

Fett troubles from kbkids.com?
January 10, 2001 | 4:25 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Chris writes in w the following news:
“I recieved the 300th fett from KBkids.com just today and to my surprise it was in horrible condition. I know you can’t expect a mint package when ordering from a big company, but this was far from even decent. Every side of the package was crushed in so far that even the figure was damaged. The staff was bent, his helmet antenna was bent, his gun was bent.”
Has anyone else gotten their Fett in this kind of condition?

 


 

This week’s Ultarama Winner
January 10, 2001 | 7:52 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Yakface.com would like to say CONGRATS!! to Dan Bagrow, this week’s winner of the excellent Ultarama Standsprovided by Mort Simpson. Mort has agreed to let us keep giving away these great display systems. We will continue to give one away a week.

 


 

Didn’t find CT Vader and Trooper yet?
January 9, 2001 | 10:56 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well for the unlucky people that haven’t been able to get a CT Vader and Stormtrooper at TRU, the Jawa clan is giving you some help. The brown cloaked desert scavengers over at Jawa.com are giving away a set of CT Vader and Trooper for zilch, nada, nothing, zero. Yup just head over and enter and hey they could be at your door quicker than you can say……

 


 

Trade Fed tanks at TRU
January 9, 2001 | 10:51 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er Charles Q. Nguyen from Southern Cali sent in a report on a very plentiful find of Trade Fed tanks at TRU. Charles said he saw 50 at his local store. These are still going for the regular price of $17.99. I had reported spotting some at TRU in Warwick, RI, just before Xmas, so keep your eyes peeled.

 


 

25% off
January 9, 2001 | 3:07 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Head over to M & M to take advantage of this clear-out offer:

“This is starting a couple days early because we need to make room for new inventory. This offer is good only through Friday Jan. 12, 2001.

25% off EVERYTHING. That simple. Regular Price, sale price, new, old it doesn’t matter.

YOU MUST put in the code “sale” after your ship to name on the order form to get discount.

Please note, our shopping cart will not calculate this discount. It will be done manually when we process your order. The confirmation email that you get will have the regular price. If you put in the discount code, we will process your order at 25% off. We will NOT do refunds of the 25% if you do not put the “sale” code in.”

 


 

Can’t live with’em…Can’t live without’em
January 8, 2001 | 4:49 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I have heard much complaining lately about some of the new figs that have come out and some that are coming soon. Many people aren’t happy with the K3-PO and I can’t figure out why. I mean most loved the red R2 unit from the Royal Starship, right? What’s the difference just a reused mold just like K3-P0 is… I think many forget that all the protocol and astromech droids all look the same. I am happy to have K3-P0 and I look forward to any other droids they plan on doing. This brings new life to the line and adds some great figs for those that build scenes (myself included). I mean would you rather have another Luke Tatooine? Also many are complaining about the recent resculpts… I love them and say bring them on. If they can do a resculpt and make it look far better than the orignal, I’m all for it. Look at the Han Bespin, no comparison to the original. Can we say Fett anyone? That is one of the best figure sculpts Hasbro has EVER done. Guys my rule of thumb is, if you don’t like them leave them hanging on the pegs. Hasbro give me more droids and awesome resculpts and I will be a happy guy….

 


 

Some new Target news
January 8, 2001 | 4:36 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

A “secret” Target employee and fellow Yak-er wrote in some interesting info, read below….
“Hi, I did some checking up on Star Wars at work today, turns out that the Star Wars “Inside Action”(087-06-1549), and “2 pack Figures”(087-06-1715) do appear on the new 1/7/01 planogram, however, they are NOT supposed to be set. Instead they are supposed to be taken off as of 1/25/01(Labels removed). The E mail sent out yesterday clearly states that NO PRODUCT WILL SHIP TO STORES. So for those looking to pick up that Masters of the Darkside Two pack…..looks like your out of luck. As for the inside action, that’s not going to happen either. Also, the latest wave of POTJ collection 2(IG-88 wave) as NOT YET hit the Target I work at (which is in New York). However the new Boba Fett has arrived in my store (as well as other New York stores), this item is supposed to be held for the new Planogram(setting on ! the week of 1/7/01), keep in mind that all stores do their sets at different times during this week, so for example one store may set the boys action aisle on Sunday night into Monday morning, making it possible to walk in and find Boba Fett and the new 12 inch guys sitting on the shelf, Monday morning at 8 am. Some stores may do boys action on Friday of that week, you never know.”

Thanks for the info. Guys remember always be nice to employees it’s the only way to get anything you want.

 


 

Ep1 on FOX
January 8, 2001 | 4:31 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

FOX has announced taht it will air Episode One The Phantom Menace on Sun, April 29th from 7-10 pm ET/PT. Jus seems like we were all still dying for this to hit theaters. Time flies don’t we all know that….

 


 

George Lucas in Love DVD at amazon
January 8, 2001 | 4:28 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er Wayne noticed amazon.com has the cool short flick, George Lucas in Love on DVD for $11.99. Wayne mentioned to go the $15 section of the DVD page. Thanks for the heads up man.

 


 

Don Post Masks and Helmets
January 8, 2001 | 2:27 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Don Post Masks and Helmets

We continue to stock the full line of Star Wars Classic and Episode I masks and helmets from Don Post Studios. Check out our entire selection today by following this link:

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/hitlist.asp?company=DON+POST

 


 

12″ Jedi Assort at the Wishbook
January 8, 2001 | 12:39 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

 


Return Of The Jedi 12″ Set for only $24.88

 


 

YakVision
January 8, 2001 | 12:07 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Have you ever wondered how these toys that we spend all our time looking for compared to the actual characters in the movie. Well stop over to the YakVision Section and take a look around. Here you see a sample (click onthe image to see it full size) of what I have done. After you stop in take a second and vote on our poll. I hope you enjoy them.

 


 

12″ Ep1 Obi-Wan
January 8, 2001 | 11:58 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Ep1 12″ Obi-Wan Kenobi Action Figure @ KBKids.com for only $2.50

 


 

Plo wave at Yestertoys
January 7, 2001 | 7:54 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yestertoys has a good amount of the new Plo Koon wave in stock for $8.00 a piece. They also have some other deals going on. Check the link above or give them a call at 1-800-653-4155.

UPDATE: I got a few emails saying that the Plo wave wasn’t listed on the site, I also checked and saw it that wasn’t. I would give them a call tomorrow sometime at the 800 #. I do know they have these in stock now.

 


 

All fun and games
January 7, 2001 | 7:49 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er Raymond sent in a report of some cheap Star Wars games he recently scored at TRU. Raymond got himself an E1 Monopoly and Star Wars Trivial Pursuit for $15 and $10 respectively. These are great prices considering these went for $35-40 each. I thought I add that they also have the Sith Probe Attack game for $10. This is a cool game and if you got little ones they will enjoy. It also makes a really cool display piece, cheap. Just to add one more steal…
Those living in the S East, Ma area, make a stop at Ocean State Job Lot. They have the Clash Of The Lightsaber card game for a mere $1.50. The deals just seem to continue, so get out there guys and enjoy while the getting’s good…

 


 

Do you know CGI?
January 7, 2001 | 2:57 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

I am in need of a CGI expert. Please email me at hfsolo@yakface.com

 


 

300th Back In Stock
January 7, 2001 | 2:21 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

You can get him at KBKids.com for $9.99, Click on the Picture. Out of Stock


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Also Back in stock are…
Star Wars: 12″ Grand Moff Tarkin Action Figure $12.99 Out of Stock
Episode 1 Darth Maul Trophy Assortment $1.99

 


 

Show in the UK
January 6, 2001 | 6:48 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Tomorrow (Jan 7th) is the Collectors’ World sci-fi fair in Basildon, Essex. Well worth a visit if you live close or can get there! For more info, go to the event website @ http://www.scifishows.com/basildon.htm.

 


 

South Attleboro Collectable show
January 6, 2001 | 5:30 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Sun Jan 7th at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Knights of Columbus, 304 Highland Ave, S Attleboro, Ma. 59 tables, Admission is $3.00. This is a small show guys but you can find that jewel just waiting to be found. I will be there so feel free to come up and chat some “Wars” stories. For those looking to talk I will be wearing a striped v neck sweater and off white bubble jacket. Hope to see some Yak-er’s there.

 


 

MOTDS two pack at Target?
January 6, 2001 | 5:17 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well looks like the mystery of the shelf tags at Target are solved…
I got an email from Yak-er 1-Smuggler in Ohio and he reports finding a MOTDS two pack at Target. Jay over atAmerican Dream Comics also reports people mailing in reporting finds. I have heard that Target was late on getting some stuff, so this maybe good for those needing this set still. Good luck guys send in any finds.

 


 

Preorder Marmit Vader at EE
January 6, 2001 | 5:05 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Entertainment Earth is taking preorders for the much awaited and speculated Marmit Vader. This should be an awesome piece considering how great all the Marmit releases have been thus far. Get in on it now while you can.

 


 

Need Plo Koon and friends
January 5, 2001 | 10:02 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Both TNC Universe and Toymaniacs.com have the Plo Koon wave in stock. I don’t see these lasting long though.

 


 

$1 POTJ figs?
January 5, 2001 | 9:52 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er Mike Bivins sent in some info on some insane steals he found at his local Walmart in Knighdale, NC. Here’s what Mike reported getting some new POTJ figs for a dollar… Yes one dollar. He found Fode/Beed, Sebulba, Gungan Warrior, Boss Nass for that and also got himself a Porkins for two dollars. Not sure if this was an isolated incident but if any others out there are finding these kinds of steals let us know. Mike did attach a scan of his receipt for proof, so it is legit guys.

 


 

12″ Sith Lords found at more Tru
January 5, 2001 | 9:45 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I have some more reports of this set popping at TRU lately. Reports of finds from Madison, Wi and also in the Houston, Tx area have come in. Thanks to Yak-ers DarthMenace, and Valentin, both for these reports.

 


 

300th Fett for $8.00
January 5, 2001 | 11:34 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er Loose Toon found 6 Mr Fett’s at Walmart in Lawrenceville, Ga. Great score, but wait, they were priced $9.96 but rang up $7.36 each. Sounds like an awesome score there. This is the first report of these being ound any cheaper than the noraml $9.96 tag, but if anyone else finds these cheap let us know here at Yak.

 


 

eToys UK site closing
January 5, 2001 | 11:27 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Looks like another one bites the dust…
The UK eToys division will be shutting down soon, all orders will be taken up to Jan 19th, then they will stop. I understand they are closing due to $ problems, like a lot of e-tailers lately. They will be offering 50% off on all in stock merchandise, so maybe you can snag a few items you need. Here’s a link for any people interested in checking them out.

 


 

New Items at KBKids.com
January 5, 2001 | 9:42 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are some new items online….
Star Wars: 12″ Sandtrooper Action Figure $12.99 #108159C
Star Wars: 12″ Greedo Action Figure $12.99 #108159B
Star Wars: 12″ Grand Moff Tarkin Action Figure $12.99 #108159E SOLD OUT
Star Wars 12″ Tusken Raider Action Figure $12.99 #105801D
Star Wars 8″ Anakin Skywalker Action Figure $1.75 #101238B SOLD OUT
Star Wars: 12″ Luke Skywalker Action Figure in Ceremonial Gear $12.99 #108159D
Jabba’s Palace with Han Solo in Carbonite – 3-D Diorama $3.75 #400687D SOLD OUT
If the links do not bring you directly to the page search on the numbers that follow the price of each.

 


 

Target clearance
January 4, 2001 | 9:41 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well Target is doing their after Xmas clearance sale again and some good things to be found cheap. I saw a few great deals for 50% off, check what my local Target had still in stock….

Lego Slave 1 $9.90
Lego Trade Fed MTT $24.90
Lego UCS X Wing $74.90
Lego USC Tie Fighter $49.90
Mega Obi Wan $4.90

Yak-er Bill Ray also reported finding all three Mega Action figs for $4.90. So more deals to be had out there. The Lego sets are a steal at 50% off, but remember Traget still has another round to go. Target’s final clearance prices always end in a “4” so maybe if we hold out on some things we can practically walk out the door with them.

 


 

12″ Sith Lords at TRU and some TRU info
January 4, 2001 | 9:32 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I know a few people have been looking for this set and have been coming up empty handed, but hopefully that will end soon. I have heard of this set being found at some TRU stores in the west half of the country as of late. So those living on the left side pop in and you might be a happy camper.
Now as I stated earlier in the week some TRU stores have yet to receive any of the Classic CT figs yet, my local TRU included. Fear not people as I stated these will show up. Here’s some more good news from another TRU employee…

“I work at TRU and I just wanted to confirm that report about commtech R2. There are over 16,000 commtech POTF figures sitting in a NorthEast warehouse that haven’t shipped. Inventory for many stores ends this weekend and new trucks will be arriving starting Saturday at most stores doing inventory. There will be plenty of Commtech figures for everyone. Also, there are tons of Episode 1 figures sitting in the warehouses(can’t remember exact numbers), but there are no more freeze frames…so I doubt we’ll see Weequay FFs anytime soon. Anyway, good luck to everyone and the figures are out there…they’re just waiting to be shipped to stores. I’ll let you know when my store starts receiving them(we haven’t gotten any yet).
Lee
A TRU Employee”

Good news again… So we should see these and from what Lee says in good numbers. I just want Stormtroopers galore. Good luck people and anyone finding these soon please give me a holler here.

 


 

12″ assortments for 2001 Change
January 4, 2001 | 9:15 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

It appears that the 12″ Oola, Gamorrean Guard, and Lando Skiff have been delayed at least. The new overseas listing for 2001 from Hasbro for 12″ shows Death Star Trooper, Death Star Droid, and Han Solo (no description of which outfit). We are supposed to see these new 12″ figs in July 2001. Rick at New Force is taking preorders for them, including sets of the three, and case packs of six figures.

 


 

Around the net…..
January 4, 2001 | 4:54 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are some nice things going on around the net….
Philip at Rebelscum has a couple of things. You can check out a VERY COOL display idea for the Battle of Endor using the 12″ Speeder Bike Box, and if you are into displays, Philip has the official site for fan made stands using the Ultarama stands. If you have one and want people to see what you have done with it. Mail it into Philip.

Are you into collecting Star Wars Topps Trading Cards? Well SSG has opened a new section with a price guide for the cards. Check it out here.

Over at The Force.net you can check out the latest Episode II images from a French Magazine.

 


 

Cheap Exclusives
January 4, 2001 | 4:26 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Steve sent this info in:
“Went to two TRU’s today in NEW JERSEY and found the TRU exclusive “R2-D2/C-3PO” two pack for a whopping low price of $7.90, not a bad deal, the boxes were a little beat up, but I guess I will open them.”

 


 

News on Figures w/ Cd’s
January 4, 2001 | 11:51 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Spoke with Andy and he has confirmed that they are coming, although there are NO cd’s. The CD’s have been cancelled. However they are still making the figures. The Luke Bespin will be out most likely in 2002, however we will see a new Luke X-Wing that he promises will be very cool sometime this year. Also we will see a bare chested Darth Maul with all the deco on his body with an add in of some sort as a deluxe figure. Possibly a vader as well, not positive on that one yet. More news to come as we get it.

 


 

Star Wars Diorama Page Updated
January 4, 2001 | 1:19 AM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post

The Star Wars Diorama page has been updated. There are lots of new photos in a number of sections, including a new section for dioramas based on ships. Check back tomorrow night for even more updates.

 


 

Welcome to a new member
January 3, 2001 | 11:37 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I just want to take a second to wish a warm welcome to a good friend of mine and new Yak family member, Bill Cox. Some of you may remember a post from a few weeks back about some of Bill’s awesome dioramas, well since then Bill has moved his stuff here to Yak now. You can check some of his incredible work out by clicking on the
Star Wars diorama link right above in the Toy Guide section. Bill deserves the recognition for his time and work. It is being updated now so some links might not be fully functional just yet. Keep checking back though as there will be pics updated on the regular. Welcome aboard Bill…

 


 

Bothan Collectables strikes back
January 3, 2001 | 11:26 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

This might be some very useful info for our UK readers…

Bothan Collectables will soon be getting in a limited number of the new Plo Koon wave priced the same as all their other POTJ figs. I have never dealt with Bothan first hand, but have heard some very good things about them. Looks like some help to UK is on the way. Get in touch with them thru the link above.

 


 

SW Inside Action speculation
January 3, 2001 | 11:19 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Since my post earlier this evening on the two new Target shelf tags, many people have wrote in in with their thoughts on what could be. One person thought it could be the defunct CD Rom figs, we could only hope though. A few wrote in with a more realistic guess, Galoob’s transforming head playsets. Yak-er Jedi Jones wrote in with this…

“Hi, this is JediJones.
I am a big SW Micro Machines collector and know what the Inside Action sets are. These are the official name for the transforming “head” playsets by Galoob. When Ep1 came out we got Jar Jar and Battle Droid. Also released but rarely shipped to stores were Darth Maul and the Gungan Sub. Shown at Toy Fair but never shipped were Anakin and Qui-Gon. I do not know which ones Target is getting, but Micro Machines collectors would be very intrigued if it were the last two. More likely it is the scarce 2nd wave finally showing up in bigger quantities.”

I think Jedijones could definetly be right here on this one. I know that at very least Maul and Gungan Sub exsist because I have seen both at the Hasbro employee store and also on eBay. As for them being the Cd line I doubt it very much seeing the line got cancelled, though I have heard some talk this line may see a UK only release. As I hear more on this all will also know.

 


 

2nd Annual FBTB Star Wars LEGO Survey
January 3, 2001 | 11:15 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

If you collect the Star Wars LEGO line, then please take a moment to fill out my latest survey at FBTB Thanks!

 


 

Plo Koon wave at John’s Toys
January 3, 2001 | 5:41 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Just want to give all a heads up that John’s Toys has the brand new Plo Koon wave in stock now. These are a little higher than retail at $9.99, but not many retail outlets have got this wave in just yet. Still much cheaper than most online retailers that get waves in early. You can hit link above or call 1-800-505-TOYS. Good luck they won’t last long.

 


 

Who can solve this mystery?
January 3, 2001 | 5:36 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

In the past two days I have received a few emails from Yak readers finding their local Target stores reset for Star Wars. I know you are thinking BIG deal, but these people are finding two shelf tags that seem a mystery to us all. One tag people are finding is labeled “SW Inside Action” and lists for $14.99, the other “SW 2-Packs” also listed for $14.99. I can’t see the two packs being the MOTDS set, unless Target is far behind other stores on getting those. As for the SW Inside Action, I myself have no idea what these could be. If anyone at all can help please give me a shout here. I and a few people are curious what these are.

 


 

News from the people
January 3, 2001 | 5:26 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I have got quite a bit of help from many Yak-ers across the country, and thought I’d post in one big post. Here’s what some of our faithful readers are finding….

Yak-er DELVEC reports more finds at Family Toy Warehouse in NJ…

“Hello I just wanted to add some recent cheap findings in New Jersey.
That would be not only Soft Goods Qui Gon and Battle Damaged Destroyers but also swimming JarJar for $2 at Family Toy Warehouse in Voorhees, NJ”

Onto Yak-er William…
Found 2 Mynock Hunt Cinema Scenes at TRU in Pineville, NC. For $1.97 each!! Also Sears.com under wishbook section has Luke/Ewok
complete Galaxy sets for $9.99 I’ve already got mine in mint condition.”

Yak-er David Snedigar from Indianapolis, IN wrote…

“Just wanted to chime in that I picked up the 300th edition Fett today at Wal-Mart on the NW side of Indy. Chances are good that they are at other WM’s in town too.”

Yak-er Jedi2 also nabbed a 300th Fett…

“Hello Sidster,
Today I found at Target in Evanston, IL , all of the three 12″
Bounty Hunter assortment, but the biggest find- while searching the messy toy clearance aisles- a 300th Edition Boba Fett(reg.price $9.99), and a Dagobah Vader for $4.09!! Over at KB in Niles, by the back aisles, a total of 8 Trophy Mauls sitting on the shelf each for the clearance price of$4.99!!!! Thought I’d let you know!! So readers keep hunting, you might be surprised by what you can find!!! MTFBWY
Jedi2”

Thanks to all who wrote in, just keep on writing. You guys are just as much a help as we are. Good luck to all in the search for the deals and finds being reported. Gas is not cheap these days so while wasting it, it’s always good to not come up empty handed.

 


 

Insane Discounts Continue!
January 3, 2001 | 3:25 PM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

Amazon.com has the Interactive Yoda available for $9.98. Check it out!

 


 

More Online Deals
January 3, 2001 | 2:45 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Brian L sends this in. Wishbook.com – Complete Galaxy 2-Pack (Luke/Tatooine and Ewok/Endor) for 9.95

 


 

JCPenney 12″ 4 Pack at KBKids
January 3, 2001 | 1:28 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

 


Now available at KBKids.com you can get this 4-Pack of 12″ figures for the low price of $29.99. Normal Price was $69.99
Also in stock is the Deluxe Rancor with Luke Jedi for $19.99
So far we have seen FAO, JCPenney and fan Club Exclusives here. I am hoping we get more, whos for the TRU and Target 12″ exclusives to show up??

 


 

Contests!
January 3, 2001 | 12:16 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

AmericanDreamComics are running three contests this month. The first is their monthly forum giveaway, and the prize is a set of POTJ figures which includes IG-88, Bespin Capture Han Solo and 300th Boba Fett! The second contest is a make your own custom made cinema scene contest for a new POTJ Bespin Carbon freeze playset, and the third is a contest to make your own Mego-style figure! For more info on all of these giveaways, check out ADC’s website.

 


 

Current Vote Numbers
January 3, 2001 | 11:54 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are the current numbers for the Official Hasbro Poll.
Results:
A. Admiral Ozzel : 16%
B. Amanaman : 37%
C. Ben Quadinaros : 5%
D. Major Bren Derlin: 10%
E. Yarael Poof : 32%
NUMBER OF VOTES: 4376

 


 

More on TRU goodies…
January 2, 2001 | 10:41 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er Marcus wrote in backing up my previous post on TRU, read below…

“Sidster,
I have great news regarding the R2 Holo Leia wave. My TRU received some and sold out instantly. However a good source has told me after inventory they are slated to get more of those cases. They said if you look after the 12th or 13th you’ll have a chance to find more.
They also said things like the 300th figure Boba Fett should also show up after inventory. I haven’t gotten either of these yet but I am hopeful.
Marcus”

Sounds like those of us that haven’t seen some of the goodies will soon. I would say with both mine and Marcus’ sources, the goods shall arrive soon. Thanks go out to Marcus for writing in.

 


 

Bounty Hunters at Target in upstate NY
January 2, 2001 | 10:36 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er Eric G wrote to let all know he found lots of the new 12″ POTJ Bounty Hunters. Eric spotted these at the Niagra Falls Target, he was there around 5 pm. Good luck guys. Target seems to be the place for the new goodies lately.

 


 

Just when you thought you heard it all…
January 2, 2001 | 10:32 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Just got some more mail here from some Yak-ers that have found more steals lingering out there, just waiting to be found. This came in from Yak-er Robert Quinlivan…

“Sidster-
Today found Swimming Jar-Jar ($1.99) and Darth Maul Sith Attack Speeder ($2.99) at KB Toyworks in St. Louis, MO!!!
What a deal!”

Swimming JJ himself for just two bux… WOW…

DVLordsith wrote in with this…

“Sid,
Got myself Sio Bibble, Queen Ascension, and four Naboo (goatee) Guards, at Big K in NJ. Here’s the kicker, they rang at $2.00 a piece. Great thanks for all the info”

I just keep getting amazed at what is being found and for the prices. Good luck to all out hunting. This seems to be a good time for it, with stores finding stuff in the back due to inventory to people returning unwanted gifts from Xmas. See ya in the Star Wars isle people.

 


 

POTJ Leia variation
January 2, 2001 | 10:21 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

My man and variation partner in crime Innis over at Jawa.com has a cool POTJ General Leia variation up. It shows a different font used on the Force File, but the mystery is both files are .0000…. Weird… Go check the pics on this one. Seems like the variations are just piling up on the POTJ line, which we thought we’d see less of. Hasbro loves us, NO?

 


 

The Return of ‘Ask LEGO’
January 2, 2001 | 9:11 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

I’ve been invited to attend Toy Fair this year in February, and LEGO has graciously agreed to a Q&A for FBTB. So if you have anything you’d like to ask about the Star Wars LEGO line, check out FBTB for more info.

 


 

Some insane steals…
January 2, 2001 | 4:20 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er ChewieGK1 wrote in with some incredible finds and steals he made recently at a Family Toy warehouse. Here’s what Chewie wrote in with…

“Hey guys love the site. This news may not be much, but it is still a great deal. Family Toy warehouse in Columbus Ohio have the soft goods wave (Maul, Qui-Gon, Anakin Pilot, Battle Damaged Destroyer) for $1.00!!!
Thanks,
Keep up the Great work!
ChewieGK1”

Sounds like Chewie got some great deals. I definetly recommend stopping in some of those out of the way stores. Seems these days the clearance sales aren’t limited to just TRU or KB. Thanks for the info Chewie and the great words. We are here to help all and appreciate all that visit us daily, you guys are the reason we do this day in, day out.

 


 

Still no CT R2 at TRU?
January 2, 2001 | 4:11 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Many (myself included) have yet to see any Classic CT waves with Vaders, Troopers, or R2’s at their local TRU, and are wondering… Why not? Well I talked with an associate at a my local TRU today and he said some stores are still subject to get them, this store included. He said that some stores may not get them in until after inventory which a lot of stores and warehouses are going thru now. So point is don’t give up hope just yet. We may still snag that elusive R2 for $2… Here’s to wishing…

 


 

Carbon Freeze Diorama
January 2, 2001 | 8:39 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

ACPin has finished off his Carbon Freeze Diorama – click here to take a look – it looks great!

 


 

Noomivarr Prototype Website Relaunch!
January 1, 2001 | 10:49 PM EST | Robert | Talk About This Post

Just a quick FYI that the prototypes section is now up and operational here at the realm. Please stop in and check it out. Right now there are submissions located in the First Shots, Sample Mock Ups, and Reference Materials sections. I have big plans in the new year for the website. A very big and special thanks go out to Greg and Mark here for all their help and patience while the transition took place. Also, a thanks goes out to Philip at Rebelscum.com for the image usage. Up next will be the addition of Allen “Toyomahn” Hayden’s prototype website into the prototypes section.
There are some minor details that still need fixing such as non working hyperlinks but those should be fixed within the next few days, so please excuse the construction. Enjoy.

 


 

Star Wars: Demolition
January 1, 2001 | 7:32 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Walrusman sent this in:
“I thought I would write to let all of your readers know that Target has put the brand new Playstation game “Star Wars Demolition” on sale this week for only $19.99 in the ad!! Regular price in other stores is $40!!
This game is for both the Playstation 1 & 2. It is a dogfight style
driver/shooter, kind of like Twisted Metal. You pilot vehicles with Star Wars movie characters ranging from Episode 1 to Episode 6!!
Some of the many characters are Lando Skiff Guard on the Tatooine Skiff, Sebulba on the Podracer, Aurra Sing on the Swoop Bike, Battle Droid on the STAP, Darth Maul on the Sith Speeder, Lobot on the Cloud Car & tons more!!
It’s a great game, especially for being 50% off this week, so check it out! Also, my pal found the new K-3PO wave at a Columbus Ohio Target store Friday morning, so keep your eyes open readers!!”

 


 

New Years luck
January 1, 2001 | 4:29 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Every New Years day I head out for a little hunting and usually get lucky, this year was no exception. I hit the local KB Toyworks here in Fall River, Ma and here’s what I found…

Tons of Ani Naboo and Adi Gallia waves- including many Battle Droids
Ammo Wagon and Falumpaset
R2 carry cases
Jabba’s Palace pop-up dioramas
Straight cases of 12″ Barquin Dan and Jedi Luke’s
12″ New hope asst
12″ FC Valorum and Guard sets
Invasion Force AST w/ Droid, Cannon w/ Jar Jar, and Obi w/ sub
Tons of Tatooine Showdowns- no Watto’s Box though

So finally the people here in S East Ma are can start finding some stuff.

 


 

Snow Characters!
January 1, 2001 | 2:55 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Matt / Par Ousia sent in these pics of a couple of cool Star Wars snow characters – check ’em out, these rock!
R2-D2
Yoda

Update: Graeme Ring sent in a pic of his snow Jabba, Salacious Crumb and Bib Fortuna – looks great!

 


 

Bradlees sale
January 1, 2001 | 2:53 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Don reports:
“Bradless, a local department store in Connecticut and I believe Rhode Island and Massachuetts, is going out of business. They have all toys at 30% off, which includes clearance items. They will probably(well, definitly) go to 40%, 50% and so on in the coming days/weeks. Thought you might want to let your readers in on this….I was able to get a Slave I lego for $9.10, I do not collect
legos, but I could not pass this one up!”

 


 

Ultarama Winner of the Week
January 1, 2001 | 11:35 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Congrats to John Beal as he is this weeks winner of the Ultarama Stand. Many thanks to Mort for the free stands.

December 2000 Archive

Happy New Year to all
December 31, 2000 | 5:47 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I just want wish everyone a Happy New Year from all of the staff here at Yak. We wish all a great year to come in health, wealth, and happiness. Thanks to all our loyal readers and to any new “Yak-ers” out there. Just remember for those that plan on doing some celebrating tonight just stay safe and don’t do anything that would risk yours or anyones lives. See you all in 2001….

 


 

Commtech Chip 2
December 31, 2000 | 4:34 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Robert fromour prototypes section has posted images of the Chewbacca Commtech Chip 2. Stop in and check it out.

 


 

UK Toy Show
December 31, 2000 | 12:39 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

A quick note for any UK readers brave (and able!) enough to go out tomorrow – there’s a toy show on in Kent. For more information, hit this link! Thanks to Dave of Startoys & Collectables for the news.

 


 

New Lego sets in Canada
December 30, 2000 | 8:59 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er Jabba3 sent in this info for all the Canadian Lego collectors…

“Hi,
I just wanted other Canadian fans to know that in Southern Ontario the new Stormtrooper and C3PO Technic sets are out in TRU for $49.99 CDN. I have also seen the Lego At-St ($14.99 CDN) in TRU, Tie Fighter ($27.99), Droid Escape ($7.98 CDN), Battle Droid Carrier ($14.99 CDN) and the Imperial Shuttle (@39.99 CDN). All prices are for TRU but some Walmart and Zellers have some other Lego sets on sale for cheaper. Check around for the best price.”

Thanks for the heads up. I hope this can tie our Canadian friends over til they can get some POTJ up there.

 


 

Where is that Kaadu???
December 30, 2000 | 8:52 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Lately I have had a few people mail in and ask… “Where is the 12” Kaadu?”… Well he is still set to be released along with his Gungan buddy Capt Tarpals, when you ask? Now the word is spring 2001. No reason why he was pushed this far back, but if anyone can help please do so. I have heard a few reasons but not one specific one. I promise that I will soon have some nice boxed and loose pics of this set up here at Yak. The boxed pics are the very dk purple Tarpals that was made in the initial run til Hasbro scraped. Jawa.com’s Innis had put up a small comparison pic a few months back. The loose set is the production set that will get released and you wil see the BIG difference in the two. Look for pics very soon.

 


 

Carbon Freeze Diorama
December 30, 2000 | 3:28 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

ACPin has uploaded a preview of his new Carbon Freeze diorama to his website – check it out here.

 


 

Dewback on sale?
December 29, 2000 | 11:11 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Many people are wondering when we’ll see the 12″ Dewback that seems to be collecting lots of dust, go on sale… Well I heard from a pretty reliable source this piece should go on sale sometime in either Feb or Mar. Yes still some time away but they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. I heard the price will go down to $50, definetly a more acurate price for this piece. I do hope that this doesn’t discourage Hasbro from doing any future 12″ scale beasts. I have heard of a possible 12″ scale vehicle in the future, but right now it is just hearsay and until I get any definite confirmation I’ll leave it in the “rumor” pile.

 


 

Stay on Target….Stay on Target….
December 29, 2000 | 10:58 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well many reports are coming in of people finding the new Plo Koon wave at Target. Reports range from NY to Pa To NC to Tx to Ca… I haven’t seen this wave or got any reports of it here in S East Ma area, though I read on a message board it was found in Warwick, RI Target store. So looks like Target is the place. You might even get lucky and find the 300th Fett and 12″ Bounty Hunters there as well, what a trip that would be. Good luck guys.

 


 

Star Wars LEGO Sales
December 29, 2000 | 9:28 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

De has all of the latest information on what is on sale in her latest report at FBTB, including sets at the new amazon.com outlet store and a buy one get one half price sale at KMart.

 


 

Plo Koon Online
December 29, 2000 | 6:43 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Toymaniacs.com has the Plo Koon wave online right now. They are expensive, but if you want them, head on over.

 


 

New Carded Image
December 29, 2000 | 6:32 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here is the Theed Amidala Carded image! Check it out. Thanks to the Big D for the images.

 


 

12″ Sith Lords Online
December 29, 2000 | 11:44 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

tncuniverse.com has the 12″ Sith Lords 2-Pack for $44.95! Which is ~$5 less than eToys.com. They also have the set of three 12″ Bounty Hunters for $64.95. Be sure to tell them yakface.com sent you.

 


 

Fett @ WalMart
December 29, 2000 | 5:32 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Troy Harper found the 300th edition Boba Fett figure at a Super WalMart in Columbus, Ohio.

 


 

Cheap Chewie
December 28, 2000 | 5:26 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

KBkids.com have a steal on the 12″ Chewie in Chains doll. This once elusive doll was one per case and fetched a few dollars on the aftermarket but now you can steal it for just $12.99. Thanks to Yak-er Matt Kregor for pointing this great deal out to us at Yak.

 


 

More freebies
December 28, 2000 | 5:17 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

The Jawa’s passed through today and gave me word on a new giveaway they are holding now. You can get yourself a 3 3/4″ Ani Pilot and Maul Sith Lord from them. Check out this link for the info.

 


 

Have a bounty out for the 12″ Bounty Hunters?
December 28, 2000 | 5:14 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well you can find them at John’s Toys, along with the 12″ Sith lords set. Get there quick I can’t see them hanging around long.

 


 

Another Plo Koon find
December 28, 2000 | 5:07 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er Kingramos mailed to say he found Plo Koon at a Target in Laurel,Md. He mentioned they had four of Plo Koon left and three K3-P0’s. Looks like this wave should hit all parts soon. Guys don’t spend all that Xmas $ just yet.

 


 

New Gungan ratio found
December 28, 2000 | 5:04 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Since I posted last night that Gungans were possibly being shipped two per case, a few reports have surfaced backing that up. I have got a few emails from people that opened up cases themselves in stores and saw them both sitting there in a case. So looks like your luck may get better soon if you still need that elusive Gungan. Go get’em.

 


 

PlayStation 2 @ Amazon.com
December 28, 2000 | 2:23 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

For those of you that are trying to get one, I just received this email from Amazon.com.
Dear Amazon Customer,
As someone that has expressed interest in the Playstation 2, we are happy to let you know that we will be receiving another shipment of these on Friday, December 29th after 2PM.

I would check with them online at 2PM tomorrow if you are looking to get one. The Star Wars game that will be available for the PS2 is also available to preorder online at all retailers.

 


 

Check them stores…
December 27, 2000 | 11:42 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Guys here’s a great word of advice for all out there, CHECK THEM STORES….
I walked into a local Target this afternoon to see if Mr Fett or his other Bounty Hunter compadres had hit my way yet, when what do I spot sitting there? A 12″ Speederbike… Yup I was in awe. Never seen one in a store before so of course I grabbed it. I head to scanner no price comes up just says “clearance”, so an employee trys scanning at register and nada. I did get it for the $14 price tag from a month or so back so needless, to say I was loving that.
My point guys check stores for people returning unwanted Xmas gifts, you never know what you will find. Also I spotted the 6″ Mega figs for $7 and the UCS Lego X-Wing and Tie sets for $104 and $70 respectively.

 


 

New case ratio?
December 27, 2000 | 11:26 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

A Yak-er we’ll name “Mr G” sent in some potentially good info. Here’s what “Mr G” said…
“I work at a major retailers distribution center…
I saw POTJ cases in the warehouse the other day and just had to open one up. It had the new Jek,Boss,Sebulba,Fode and two Gungan Warriors. TWO!!! So much for Hasbros BS of one-per-case figures. Please pass this along so scalpers still don’t try to rip off people with this one-per-case stuff.”

Sounds good guys. Also “Mr G” added this on how Hasbro ships things to these centers…
“On another subject, there has been complaints from consumers about the condition of Hasbro products when they arrive on the shelves. And it seems that the retailers get the blame. I can tell you from first hand experience that Hasbro just throws all of thier cased products on the floor on the transport trailers. They are stacked from floor to ceiling. Usually the bottom cases have foot prints on them where the loaders stood on them to stuff more cases on the top. Is there anything Yakface can do? All they would have to do to correct this is to put thier products on pallets and shrink-wrap them just like 99% of all the other manufacturers out there.”

So there ya go. We know now why things are found in the shape they are now. Just to add to this these toys are shipped from overseas to Seattle then shipped to these centers, making it a long trip for these toys we get our hands on at retail.

 


 

Free set of POTJ figs and 300th Fett
December 27, 2000 | 11:10 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Jay over at ADC sent over an fyi on the contest their running. Jay wanted to remind all out there that you still have a chance at a cool POTJ fig set including the much wanted 300th Fett. Only a few days left to the contest so get over there and check out all the details.

 


 

What could’ve been….What should’ve been
December 27, 2000 | 11:04 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

My good buddy Innis has posted some more pics of the CT2 Chewie over at Jawa.com. Innis added some back pics of the cards which he had previously shown the fronts of. Honestly I wish the CT2 chips had a chance to see light. Congrats to Innis and the Jawa scavenger crew for some more cool finds.

 


 

Valorum 2-Pack online
December 27, 2000 | 10:02 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

You can now get the 12″ Valorum and Guard 2-pack at KBKids.com! Price is $39.99, just search on valorum.

 


 

Ultarama Winner of the Week
December 27, 2000 | 10:07 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Congrats to Stephen Prescott as he is this weeks winner of the Ultarama Stand. Many thanks to Mort for the free stands.

 


 

Plo Koon Out CONFIRMED!
December 26, 2000 | 9:51 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Plo Koon wave is out in the US. A friend of mine found many at Target in NV today. Also, I have recieved reports of it being found at Target in CA as well.

 


 

Han and Tauntaun at EB?
December 26, 2000 | 9:34 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Could it be true…? Yak-er Tony Roberts found the 3 3/4″ Han and Tauntaun at an EB in Va today, but what makes this extra cool was the low price of $13.98. Tony said the box was not in the best shape and thought it could’ve been a return or one found stashed in the back somewhere. No matter what Tony got a steal most would kill for now. This is a piece that remains one the few truly “rare” pieces in the line, and still many people need it. Great score Tony. Anyone else that comes across any odd ball things like this let me know, give me an email here.

 


 

No more Insider?
December 26, 2000 | 9:23 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I’m sure some have heard the talk that the Insider will no longer exsist, but I asked Dan Madsen today and he denied that. The Insider will continue under the control of new management Wizards of the Coast. So despite what has been said, it looks like we will still see it produced.

 


 

More 300th Fett finds
December 26, 2000 | 9:17 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Reports from many different states are coming in on the 300th Fett being found on shelves. People seem to be finding these in Walmart, TRU, and Target now. Here’s some sku and DPCI #’s for you to help with the search.
Walmart # 0 76930 84566 0
TRU # 165215
Target # 087060493
Good luck guys and keep those reports coming in. No reports in the
N East have surfaced, where I am, so if any people up my way come across any give me a holler here.

 


 

Custom Ep1 Senate
December 26, 2000 | 4:56 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Our friends over at Rebelscum are celebrating their 100th week of custom critiques with an awesome group custom of the Galactic Senate, made by some members of FFURG. You can check it out here. These guys do some great work, definetly worth a look.

 


 

Dagobah Vader back online
December 25, 2000 | 2:33 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Starshow have the Dagobah Vader wave and the Boss Nass wave (minus Fode & Beed and Gungan Warrior) along with all the earlier figures in stock now for $8.99. Thanks to Clint for the news!

 


 

Target Clearence
December 24, 2000 | 11:13 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

We’ve started to receive reports of some Targets putting the Mega Action figures on clearence for $6.90 and 12″ figures for $12.90. Some people have been lucky enough to find the new 12″ bounty hunters at the discount price. Thanks to everyone who wrote in about the price change.

 


 

Carbon Freeze!
December 24, 2000 | 9:11 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

This is it – the winners of ACPin’s Who Got Carbon-Freezed contest are up: check it out if you want to see who won.

 


 

300th Fett at TRU
December 24, 2000 | 5:46 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

It appears the new 300th Fett is now showing up at TRU as well. It was found at a TRU in NJ today. Thanks to Art for the news.

 


 

Boss Nass at Etoys
December 23, 2000 | 11:20 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Etoys.com has the The Power of the Jedi: Temple Boss Nass for $5.99 in stock now.

 


 

2001 Technics Out Now
December 23, 2000 | 6:53 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are images of the boxed Technic Lego sets. These were purchased at the FAO in Troy MI. $48 a set.
Stormtrooper Front
Stormtrooper Back
C-3PO Front
C-3PO Back

 


 

Happy Holidays
December 23, 2000 | 4:21 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I just want to take a minute to wish all of our readers the happiest of holidays and a great coming year. This year has come in gone and left my head spinning… I still wonder where it went? We have seen a lot happen this year with the line and Hasbro itself, I’m sure we have a lot more to come. Thanks to all the former employees who gave us some great things in our collections and we wish you the best. Thanks to all the employees still employed and for anything we may have coming to us. We especially thank you the readers for checking us out everyday and all the kind words we get here on how great a job we do. You make it happen and keep us going. Enjoy the coming days and stay safe.
Sincerely
The Yak crew

 


 

New Vader variation
December 23, 2000 | 4:13 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

My Jawa buddy Innis over at Jawa.com sent me a heads up that he got some pics of the new Dagobah Vader variation we’ll see on shelves soon. I had heard, as many had, this was coming but we all didn’t know for sure, until now. Head over and check it out. Thanks and congrats to Innis for getting those pics up.

 


 

Even more Fett finds
December 23, 2000 | 4:08 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

More and more reports of Mr Fett being found at Target are coming. Some reports are coming from the states of Iowa and Illinois now. Yak-er Travis in with this…
“Hello,
Just wanted you and your readers to know that the 300th Fett was found at Target in Waterloo, IA. One left so I snagged it, who would’ve thunk you could find one in IA?”

Then Yak-er Mike wrote in saying this…

“I spotted the 300th Fett at Target in DeKalb IL. There was a full case of six there.”

Also a report of Fett being found at Walmart has now surfaced, Yak-er darthmadonna wrote…
“Hi there, I thought I’d let you know that there was 3 cases of 300th Fett at the Walmart here in Washington there were 18 figures and they were all nabbed up within minutes. So its not just @ Target. Oh yeah it was today 12/22/00”

So maybe you will have a surprise under that tree… Here’s to hoping…

 


 

KB run-down
December 23, 2000 | 8:58 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

ACPin sent in this list of all the things he found at a recent trip to KB. COuld be useful to see a big list assembled rather than individual reports:
12″ Chancellor Valorum & Senate Guard at $14.99
all four Complete Galaxy (Endor w/Ewok, Tatooine w/ Luke, Dagobah w/Yoda, Death Star w/Vader) at $4.99
Jabba’s Palace 3D Diorama at $4.99
Cantina 3D Diorama at $4.99
Anakin and Sebulba Podracers at $6.99
Naboo Fighter electronic at $9.99
Watto’s box and Tatooine Showdown at $7.99

The answers for ACPin’s Carbon Freeze contest are now online @ http://acpin.homestead.com/Home.html – winners to be announced shortly.

 


 

George in Love for Free!
December 23, 2000 | 12:27 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

ABout.com has a neat little Star Wars section and if you stop over there you can enter to win a FREE DVD of George Lucas In Love.

 


 

Pod Figure is Aurra Sing
December 23, 2000 | 12:26 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Pod Figure in the case assortments is Aurra Sing. It is confirmed by Hasbro in their sneak preview section where they preview the Aurra Sing 3 3/4 figure. Thanks to everyone who wrote in about it. Here is a quote from that section.

“For a few months now, people have been asking us about a “Pod Figure” they have seen listed on various plans. Other fans have been begging us to create an Aurra Sing figure, unquestionably one of the coolest and most mysterious characters from Episode I. Well, now is the time to let you know: the “Pod Figure” is not an actual Podracer, but none other than Aurra Sing herself!”

 


 

SSG Poll
December 23, 2000 | 12:21 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

SSG is running a good poll, Let’s ALL make our voices heard. They was asking if you like the new Darth Maul, or if you hate it. Take a click over there and VOTE! Let’s let Hasbro know what they can do with ANOTHER DARTH MAUL.

 


 

LEGO DSDK on Sale for 60% Off
December 22, 2000 | 9:16 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

Today, Etoys.com has placed the Mindstorms Dark Side Developers Kit, which allows you to build a walking AT-AT Walker, on sale for 60% off. They have also marked down several more sets. FBTB has the complete listing of what is on sale there now.

 


 

Future Case Assortments
December 22, 2000 | 5:12 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Here is a list of future case assortments for the next few months. Some new figures listed are Pod figure, Sandtrooper, Qui Gon Jedi Armor, Crusade Obi Wan and Squidface. Thanks to various sources for the case assortments and the confirmation.

Collection 1, case 000 X (Jan 01):
(4) Chewy Mechanic, (4) Pod Fig, (4) Leia Bespin Escape

case 000 4 (Feb 01):
(1) Han Solo Bespin, (1) Biker Scout, (1) Battle Dam Droid, (2) Darth Maul Sith Apprentice, (3) Chewbacca Mechanic, (2) Pod Fig, (2) Leia Bespin Escape

case 000E (April 01):
(2) Chewbacca Mechanic, (2) Pod Fig, (2) Leia Bespin Escape, (2) Qui Gon Jedi Armor, (2) Crusade Obi Wan, (2) Sandtrooper

Collection 2, 84455
case 000 R (Jan 01):
(1) Calamari, (1) K3PO, (2) Plo Koon, (2) Bounty Hunter, (3) Amidala Red Throne, (3)Sae Sae Tin

case 000 S (Mar 01):
(3) Squid Face, (3) Holo Nute Gunray, (3) Jar Jar Tatooine, (3)R2-D2 Black

 


 

More reports on Mr Fett
December 22, 2000 | 1:39 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Since I posted late last night, I have got more reports of this much wanted fig being found at Target. Most reports are coming from Ohio but who knows where Mr Fett will pop-up. Here’s a few snippets from a few Yak-ers…
Yak-er Hank 5 wrote in saying…
“I thought your readers might like to know I picked up the 300th Boba Fett at my local Target in Stow (Akron area), Ohio this morning, 12-22-00. I don’t have a digital camera to make scans of the figure but, it is .0100 and all the logos are on the shoulders and the chestplate, so no variations yet. This looks like an awesome figure. Only one was left on the shelf when I got there at 8:20.”

Here’s another from Yak-er Craig, he found it in the same store…
“300th Fett found in Stow, OH Target”

Just one more for some extra reassurance, Yak-er Mark wrote with this…
“Hey Sidster,
I just got back from Target in Akron Oh they had six
300th fetts on the shelf this morning.”

So looks like they are out there, how many who knows but could be worth the trip. This is a great fig and I think it shows what Hasbro is capable of. Good Luck guys.

 


 

Deals at KBkids.com
December 22, 2000 | 1:35 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are some more deals over at KbKids.com
Star Wars 12″ Emperor Palpatine Action Figure $4.99
Star Wars Authentic Miniature C-3PO Helmet $14.99

 


 

Target.com Sale
December 22, 2000 | 7:41 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Target.com has the following items on sale.
LEGO Technic Destroyer Droid $34.90
LEGO Millennium Falcon $69.90
LEGO Naboo Fighter $11.90
LEGO Technic Pit Droid $11.90
LEGO Slave One $11.90
LEGO UCS Tie Interceptor $59.90
LERGO UCS X-Wing $104.00
LEGO X-Wing $20.90
LEGO Technic Battle Droid $20.90

 


 

Action Fleet holy grail finds?
December 22, 2000 | 12:54 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yes it’s true Yak-er Chris out in New Jersey found some at a Mace’s outlet store. Chris got his hands on the ultra-rare E-Wing, Tie Defender, and Jabba’s Sail Barge for an unheard of $4.99. Man now THAT’S a steal. Condition wasn’t mint but heck for $4.99 I would be estatic, and being an opener of all my AF man I’d be happy. These three still elude me… Chris also mentioned the same store having the preview Stap for $1.99. Sounds like this Mace is the place…

 


 

More KB finds
December 22, 2000 | 12:47 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Reports just keep coming in on finds from KB. Yak-er Nick found Invasion Force Obi, Maul, and Battle Droid along with the cool Jabba’s Palace pop-up playset. This playset is really cool and I love the melted down Carbo Block that comes with it. Nick found these in N Charleston, SC. Thanks Nick for the tip off.

 


 

300th Fett found at Target
December 21, 2000 | 11:33 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well big news to report from a mystery Yak-er in Bismarck, ND. Mr Fett was found at 8 pm on a Target shelf there for $9.99. There was a case of six found. Could we see more of these pop up? I think we could some were reported a little while back so maybe a few are still lingering just waiting to be found. So now the search begins. If anyone else finds these please give me a holler here.

 


 

New 12″ OUT NOW!
December 21, 2000 | 11:16 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Rebelscum is reporting the new 12″ Sith Lord 2 pack is now showing up at TRU in CA. And CollectStarWars.com is reporting the new 12″ Bounty Hunters are showing up at Target for $24.99 in CA.

 


 

Plo Koon on the Way!
December 21, 2000 | 2:55 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

SW POTJ Collection 2 (Wave 6) (Item #84455D, $89.99) is on the way. Hasbro just confirmed shipment of this great new case assortment. Expect delivery to you by early January! Includes 3x Plo Koon, 3x K-3P0 – Echo Base Protocol Droid, 3x Mon Calamari Officer, 3x IG-88. Only at Entertainment Earth.

 


 

Hunting for Bounty Hunters?
December 21, 2000 | 12:49 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

TNC Universe have the 12″ Bounty Hunters in stock right now for those of you who’re searching! Head over and check it out!

 


 

Need new POTJ?!
December 21, 2000 | 12:47 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Liz sent this info in:
“I just wanted to let you know that i bought all the new star wars figs for $6.95 at www.planet-trend.com. they had all the new ones dagobah, biker scout, bespin han and many more. i thought that this was a great buy and wanted to share it with everyone.”
I don’t think we’ve had any feedback on this website before, so if you order and have any complaints, let us know. We try to mention only sites who have a lot of positive feedback rather than complaints. Thanks!

 


 

Hallmark Ornaments
December 21, 2000 | 12:45 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Matt writes:
“Last night I visited my local Hallmark store (in Worcester, MA
area) and found some great deals. I was able to pick up both the Naboo Starfighter and Han Solo ornaments (from 1999) for only $1 each. They also had many other non-Star Wars ornaments for only a buck (e.g. Star Trek stamp, Superman stamp…basically anything left over from 1999). Interested collectors may want to check out their local Hallmark shops.”

 


 

Who Got Carbon Freezed?
December 21, 2000 | 12:44 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Don’t forget that today is the last day you can enter ACPin’s Who Got Carbon-Freezed contest. The prizes are as follows:
First Prize: Luke and Wampa Beast Asst
Second Prize: FF Weequay Trilogo
Third Prize: Watto’s Box CS
Fourth Prize: Kabe & Muftak
Fifth Prize: Jabba’s Skiff Guards CS
Ends midnight tonight (EST).
To enter, check out the details on ACPin’s website. I haven’t had a try at it myself, not had time to sit down and look properly, but I had a quick look at it and it looked quite tough! Good luck!

 


 

Swimming Jar Jar Surfaces
December 21, 2000 | 12:41 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Marsboy picked up the Swimming Jar Jar Binks wave at a Family Toy Warehouse store in the Cleveland area, NE Ohio. He said that there was only one Jar Jar, but plenty of other soft goods wave figures. Priced @ $1.97 each.

 


 

Boomer Damage Ideas
December 21, 2000 | 8:58 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

The Jawa.com had a link to the possible variation of the boomer damage droid, but what I found on this link was much more interesting than the possible variation. Did you know that the damage glows in under a UV light. Check out the images and what they did with the damage on a regular R2-D2.

 


 

A New Direction for the Star Wars Fan Club 
December 21, 2000 | 8:47 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

The Start Wars fan Club Has a new home and a new annoucement from Starwars.com, click on the link to read all about it. We should also see a new online store from Wizards in the Spring of 2001. And as mentioned here back when the news broke, anyone that is a current member will have an extra issue added on to the end of their membership.

 


 

Late Ep1 waves at Big-K?
December 21, 2000 | 12:01 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well got another email from another Yak-er, this time Pat Pscherer wrote in with some cool finds. Pat found some late Ep1 figs at Big-K in Crofton, MD. He found Sio Bibble, Ascension gun Amidala, Holo Sidious, and Naboo Royal Guard-the one with the removable helmet and goatee. Pat also mentioned they had a bunch of Pit Droid 2-pks. None of the figs were clearanced he mentioned but like Pat said “Retail is way better than the prices for these guys on e-Bay”. So check any stores you can, you never know what you’ll hit and where you’ll hit it. Good luck guys.

 


 

Wizards poor shipping…
December 20, 2000 | 11:54 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er Mike wrote in with info on some product he ordered from the new owned Wizards of the Coast Star Wars FC. Mike wasn’t pleased with shipping so he called and got some possible good info here’s the full scoop.
“I just got in a UPS package from Wizards of the Coast online fan club. It arrived quickly, but boy, was I disappointed when I opened it! I ordered a LEGO X-Wing (the first, smaller one) and two Pote Skitkins. They sent along a free Darth Maul bank, as the website said they would. The packing was so poor that the bank had pierced a thumb-sized hole in the X-Wing box and had crushed one corner and part of the bubble on one of the Snitkins.
When I called this morning, I told them how important it was to collectors that items arrive in pristine condition. The operator was very sympathetic, and said they would try to improve their packaging. He said they would make some gesture to compensate for the problem with some amount of credit to my account (a manager is going to decide how much, and call me back).
At the end of the conversation, I said how great it has that the shipping was free. AND HERE’S THE INTERESTING PART: The operator said that they’ll probably keep doing that.
Free shipping from the Fan Club?! This would be great. It may even make up for the slightly-overpriced figures. Let’s see how it turns out.
Thanks for maintaining an EXCELLENT website!
Mike”

Though Mike got his stuff in not so great condition they seem to be real cooperative. So free shipping? That would be really cool like Mike said, but we’ll see… Thanks Mike for the good words and for the info of course.

 


 

Bothan Collectables stock update
December 20, 2000 | 11:41 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Mark over at Bothan Collectables in the UK wrote in with this info on some stock they have in right now. This is a definite plus for anyone living in the UK that needs POTJ figs.

“Hello,
We now have the POTJ Biker Scout wave in stock at the moment.
We have:
Biker Scout
Han Bespin
Battle Droid Boomer damage
Ben Kenobi
and more
UK customers should be able to get them from us at a significantly lower price than the majority of UK retailers charge.
Thanks & Merry Christmas.
Mark”

Of course here’s a quick link to them.

 


 

Wuher Update
December 20, 2000 | 4:05 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

VMRP called the fan club and was told Wuher was being put on their wish list for next year. Hopefully we’ll see a new supply coming back in soon.
He was also told that the Carbon Freeze Chamber will retail for $24.99.

 


 

Them crazy Jawas
December 19, 2000 | 11:57 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

The little brown scavenger friends of mine at Jawa.com are giving away R2… R2 you ask? Yup good ol’ R2-B1. So get over there now and register, they will give him away on Xmas day.

 


 

Hasbro poll
December 19, 2000 | 11:54 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Ok people we need to get over to Hasbro and vote now….
Guys seems like this is as close as the US presidental election. I understand the lead our favorite Jabba’s alien Amanaman has is only around 2%. So let’s get him higher. Hasbro claims this is our last chance to get him, and we know if Yarael is doing as good as he is we’ll most likely see him produced in the future. Guys get over there and vote now. Here’s a link to the site.

 


 

MORE from KB
December 19, 2000 | 6:52 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Chad Ryan writes:
“This past Monday I found the Falumpaset and Ammo Wagon at KB as well as the Jabba with the Two headed announcer here in Huntsville, Al. My TRU also got the CommTech Vader and Stormtrooper that same day.”

George Moppin sent in this report from Harrisburg/central PA:
“Our local kay bee toy stores are carrying watto’s box and tatooine showdown for 7.99, sith attack speeder/darth maul and gungan scout sub/obi-wan for 2.99, ammo wagon w/falumpaset 5.99,and the 12”
chancellor valorum/guard 2-pack for 14.99. No commtech waves at our toys r us stores, no new power of the jedi anywhere!

 


 

Wuher gone for good?
December 19, 2000 | 6:50 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Jayson wrote in to say that he called the Fan Club to check on his order for a Wuher figure and was told he is no longer available – they have sold out their existing stock and doubt they’ll get more. Refunds are on the way in the next few weeks. If anyone else hears a similar story, please let us know so we can confirm this.

 


 

R2 Holo at TRU
December 19, 2000 | 5:03 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Mail has been pouring in about people finding these from all over. I would definetly take a pit stop in to TRU if you need this piece still. I haven’t seen any yet here in S East Ma area but I think we’ll see them soon. I have had reports of some finding these in the Boston area and also in Conn, so any day these could hit here. As for the rest of the country reports scattered from everywhere have come in. Good luck and report any finds to any of us here at Yak.

Update [Greg]: Tor Gundersen reports finding about 10 cases of the R2/Stormtrooper/Vader wave at a TRU store in Atlanta. Please, if you find these, post the location and quantity of the figures in our store reports section. That’s the best place to look if you’re trying to find info on where to pick these up.

 


 

Valorum at KB
December 19, 2000 | 4:58 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well guys it is true, a few emails here and some reports on some various sites can be confirmed by good ol’ Sidster himself. I picked one up at KB in Warwick, RI today for unreal low of $15. Still hard to believe considering these went for $70 originally at the FC. Another funny thing is that these aren’t even a year old. I can’t figure out what is up with Hasbro and I probably never will. Don’t feel bad guys I was also one that paid the full FC price, but I couldn’t leave it there for $15 either. Also saw some more older 12″ at this KB the New Hope asst. and the Return asst. were there also for $7.99 each. Not much else in the way of warehouse stuff though. Good luck and grab the deals while you can.

 


 

KBkids.com SALES
December 19, 2000 | 12:52 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are some awesome deals!
Kbkids.com has these special deals going on right now.
Darth Maul Trophy Figure $1.99
12″ TC-14 Electronic Figure $4.99
Darth Maul and Sith Speeder $2.99
12″ Electronic Ben and Vader $9.99
Interactive Yoda $14.99

 


 

Dioramas
December 18, 2000 | 10:25 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Guys a great friend of mine finally got a page up for his incredible dioramas. He does some unreal work and someday I got to fly him up here to get him to do something for me… His name is Bill Cox and some of his work has been shown on CollectStarWars and Niub Niub’s Universe. You can check out his page here.

UPDATE:Well I am proud to say that Bill will soon join us here at Yak and have is own diorama section. For now hit the link above to see some of his incredible work, but look for a new section with all of Bill’s work soon… Congrats Bill welcome aboard.

 


 

Holo Sidious at KB?
December 18, 2000 | 10:19 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Got a mail from Yak-er Scott in Georgia and he reports finding good ol’ Mr Holo Sid and the Naboo guard on the pegs today at his local KB. If anyone else is finding these at KB let me know, first I’ve heard of them showing up there but these days anything is possible. Looks like the warehouses are getting another good ol’ cleaning. I wonder when it’ll stop but some are loving it I’m sure.

 


 

Variation or error?
December 18, 2000 | 10:12 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

George over at Sandtroopers.com has posted a possible variation on the Boomer Damage Battle Droid. It shows two different versions, one has a purple tint on the Boomer Damage part whereas the other is just blue. Of course with me being a variation hunter I am curious now to get my hands on one. I am looking to know though if ths is more an error (black vest Maul) or a true variation. Anyone else that has one give me a shout here.

 


 

New POTJ figs
December 18, 2000 | 9:04 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Toymaniacs has some new POTJ fig in stock such as Han (Bespin capture), Boomer battle droid, Fode and Beed and more.

 


 

More on Mega Destroyer
December 18, 2000 | 6:48 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Rob wrote in to say that he found a Mega Destroyer Droid at an Electronics Boutique store. This backs up Sidster’s report so be on the lookout at your local store if you need this one.

 


 

KB Finds
December 18, 2000 | 6:46 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

JediSpawn writes:
“I was in my local Kay-Bee Yesterday (Valdosta, Ga.) and to my total surprise I found: Wattos’ Box, and the Tatooine Showdown for 7.99. And in Wal-Mart I found the POTF 2 Death Star Escape and Cellblock Escape playsets, which is great because I never bought them in ’95!”

 


 

Jabba Diorama
December 18, 2000 | 6:45 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Robb Kale found the Jabba’s Palace diorama with Han Solo/Carbonite at a KB in Boardman, Ohio. Worth a look if you’re still after this set.

 


 

Jar Jar Naboo Swamp
December 18, 2000 | 6:15 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

We just received the very last shipment of Star Wars Episode I action figures containing the rare Jar Jar Binks – Naboo Swamp (a.k.a. Swimming Jar Jar). E1 Asst. Coll. 1 (Wave 11) (Item #84085K, $149.99) case was the only case this item ever shipped in. After our limited supply is sold out, these will be gone forever! Only at Entertainment Earth.

E1 Asst. Coll. 1 (Wave 11), $149.99 Contains: 1x Jar Jar Binks – Naboo Swamp, 3x Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master – AKA Soft Goods) 3x Destroyer Droid with Battle Damage, 2x Anakin Naboo Pilot, 2x Obi Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight), 3x Darth Maul (Sith Lord), 2x Darth Maul Tatooine.

 


 

More Commtech Figures Appearing
December 18, 2000 | 5:31 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

News from the MSWCC and other emails from around the states have it that the R2 w/Holo Leia and the Comttech Vader and Stormtrooper have been showing up more readily at your local Toy’s R Us stores.

 


 

Princess Leia on TV
December 18, 2000 | 5:28 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Philip over at Rebelscum has pointed out that Carrie Fisher will be interviewed by Diane Sawyer on ABC’s “Primetime” this Thursday. 10:00 PM Eastern.

 


 

This Weeks Winner
December 18, 2000 | 5:17 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Congrats to Stephen Prescott as he is the winner of this weeks Ultarama Stand provided by Ulataram.com

 


 

Who has what?
December 18, 2000 | 3:18 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Did a little surfing around net today and found some stuff you guys might still need or want. Here’s what I found at a few places.

Entertainment Earth
– 12″ Sith Lords set, 12″ 100th Luke, 12″ Bounty Hunters and almost all POTJ waves except Plo Koon wave.

Amok Time– Seem to be still taking orders for the FC Carbon Chamber set and also 300th Fett.

John’s Toys– Has the 12″ Sith Lords set and some POTJ Han Bespin wave.

eToys– I noticed a few cheaper POTJ figs and they still have the 12″ Chewie in chains.

Newforce– Has the 12″ Sith Lords set, and some POTJ. I understand the 100th Luke and 12″ Hunters should be in soon also.

So guys I hope this helps. Shop away, if you have any $ left that is…

 


 

Battle for Naboo
December 18, 2000 | 7:47 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Can’t wait for the inital release on Wednesday? It appears that Amazon has it in stock now. Star Wars Episode 1 : Battle for Naboo, the page states that it will ship within 24 hours. Update, Thanks to all that wrote in, it appears that this is on the shelf already on some parts of the country.

 


 

Mega Destroyer Droid at TRU
December 17, 2000 | 4:15 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

I’ve gotten a few reports of the Mega Destroyer Droid starting to show up at TRU. This is the first I’ve heard it showing up anywhere but Target. Thanks to Dan and Bob for the news.

UPDATE:I can help confirm this with Brian. I saw three Mega DD’s at a local TRU this morning. Also pop into an EB if you have any local, saw a couple there last week too.
Sidster

 


 

Qui Gon Production Figure
December 17, 2000 | 4:14 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

I saw a Qui Gon Moisture Farmer production figure (Item #527241794) on ebay today. An interesting piece to own if you like rare items.

 


 

Marmit Vader? NOT!!!
December 17, 2000 | 10:13 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Ok, special Thanks to C L for the news. Here is a link explaining everything. The figure that has been shown all over is nothing but a model. Click on the link for all the viewing that needs to be taken. Sorry for the mis-info.

 


 

Battle Droid (Boomer Damage) Variant?
December 17, 2000 | 6:24 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Sandtroopers.com have posted a scan of two Battle Droid Boomer Damage figures which have slightly different paint jobs. Could simply be a factory error or possibly a variation. In any case, it’s interesting to look at.

 


 

Marmit Vader or not…?
December 16, 2000 | 5:06 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Ok guys now things are getting weird, got an email from a
Yak-er in Japan and he said that the Vader shown here last night is not made by Marmit… Hmmm so now this makes things even more interesting. I guess since pics of the doll have shown up it was thought to be a prototype for the Marmit Vader that has been talked about, but it really isn’t. Now I have been told it is just a fan-made piece. Here’s a link to some better pics, click the thumbnails for some large clear pics.
Thanks to our overseas Yak friend for helping clear this up.

 


 

Are You Still Having Troubles?
December 16, 2000 | 4:25 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Are you still looking for some of the first wave of POTJ Figures?
Email me if you are looking for any of the following….
Darth Maul with Sticker
Darth Maul without Sticker on bubble
Anakin with Droid
Obi-Wan Jedi Knight
R2-D2 with Wheels

 


 

12″ Legacy Asst Review
December 16, 2000 | 6:38 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Keith Jakubowski sent in this photo and the following review of the 12″ Legacy assortment:

“I received my 12” Legacy assortment from EE today and they were definately worth the wait (well, except for 4-LOM).
The first thing I noticed was the box. It says “SW 12″ POTF BNTY HUNTER ASST EXCL” on the side. Were these originally slated to be exclusives somewhere?”

IG-88
IG-88 is by far the best of the group. He stands over 13″ tall and the articulation is superb with outstanding detail. He has a ball joint head and his arms can go up and down at the shoulders. The elbows can be moved up and down and they also swivel to provide a wide range of motion. The wrists also swivel to add just a little more articulation. You have to extend his legs after removing him from the box and unfortunately, I’ve already noticed that they don’t really “lock” into place when you extend them. The right leg on my IG-88 is already a little loose and he tilts right when he is standing unsupported. Looks like this one is definately going to need a stand. He has a standard issue Imperial blaster (thank goodness Hasbro decided to get rid of the bright red missles) and a longer rifle. IG-88 is the best of the bunch.
9.5 / 10

Bossk
Next up is Bossk. Bossk has your normal 12″ articulation (neck,
shoulders, elbows, waist, knees). His flightsuit is similar to Luke X-Wing’s but it is definately different. His blaster is very nice as well although with the way Hasbro attached the strap, you really can’t do much else with it besides slinging it on his shoulder. 8.5 / 10

4-LOM
Our worst fears just got worse. The legs and arms were taken directly from C-3PO and TC-14. One hand was removed and changed so he can actually hold his blaster rifle (which, incidentally, is exactly the same as IG-88’s). The torso was changed a little bit from C-3PO and the head is just awful. From what it looks like to me, it is GLUED onto his body and cannot be moved at all. Its also a much lighter shade of grey which really looks out of place with the rest of his body. I would have much rather seen Dengar or Zuckuss.
6 / 10

 


 

Some clearance finds
December 16, 2000 | 1:47 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I have been getting a few reports of people finding some of the much talked about, “elusive” clearance toys lately. Some finds range from Jabba with Fode and Beed to R2 with Holo Leia to Invasion Force Obi and Maul. Here’s a quick rundown of some stuff and where to look…

KB/KB Toyworks- Wattos Box, Jabba with Fode and Beed, Invasion Force Obi and Maul

TRU- R2 with Holo Leia, CT Stormtroopers and Vader, Naboo Guard and Holo Sidi, Maul and Obi-Wan two packs, Invasion Force Jar Jar, Trade Federation tanks, Royal Starship

So get out there and be one of the lucky few. I myself can confirm some of this stuff, as I have seen it myself. Deals are to be had guys so that quick run in may prove to be worth it.

 


 

Marmit Vader?
December 16, 2000 | 1:27 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Could it be true? Well talk of this has floated around in the past and with these prototype pics looks like the talk is true. I must say I can’t wait to see some better pics, but in the mean time these tie me over, see if you agree. Here’s pic oneand here’s pic two. I’m sure the detail will be just as equal as we have seen on all the other Marmit dolls so far, if not better. Word is we’ll see Mr. Skywalker in 2001.

Here is another set of nice images of the Vader, Thanks to Inky for them.

 


 

POTJ Concept Figure
December 15, 2000 | 7:37 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Rebelscum is reporting that the Darth Maul Sith Apprentice figure will be the first of five non-movie figures planned for 2001. A Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan based on concept art, and two figures based on comic book adaptations of Episode I characters will be the other four figures.

 


 

12″ Request
December 15, 2000 | 6:54 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

To the 100 plus people that responded to my inquiry “Do you collect all the 12″ figures? Are you crazy about 12″ figures? If so I need to hear from you. Send me an email.” I apologize that I had a severe mishap with my email and I lost all the responses. Please resend your email to me, all I need at this point is your name and email address, I will be sending you a return email with what I am looking for. Once again I do apologize.

 


 

25 Star Wars LEGO Sets on Sale at Etoys.com!
December 15, 2000 | 4:25 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

Hinted at by the yakface.com Deal of the Day, Etoys.com actually has 25 Star Wars LEGO sets on sale right now, including some that I’ve never seen before! FBTB has the complete list. Just in time to finish your holiday shopping!

 


 

Who Got Carbon-Freezed?
December 15, 2000 | 12:08 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

ACPin in running a competition on his website with the above title. Here’s the information he sent:
“As a token of my appreciation and in the spirit of the holiday season, I’m giving all of those who’ve come to my site a chance to win some Star Wars figures from my collection.

First Prize: Luke and Wampa Beast Asst
Second Prize: FF Weequay Trilogo
Third Prize: Watto’s Box CS
Fourth Prize: Kabe & Muftak
Fifth Prize: Jabba’s Skiff Guards CS

Hurry, contest ends on December 21, 2000. Winners to be announced December 24, 2000.”

To enter, follow the instruction on his website.

 


 

Sith Lords in stock
December 15, 2000 | 12:07 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

TNC Universe have the 12″ Sith Lords in stock for $44.95! They also have new prices on a lot of POTJ items. Stop by and take a look!

 


 

Still need Biker wave?
December 14, 2000 | 11:29 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Still need the Biker scout wave? Well John’s Toys has them in stock now for $9.99 a piece not a bad deal if you need them. Strike while the irons hot they say, good luck.

 


 

12″ In Stock at KBKids.com
December 14, 2000 | 9:22 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are 4 older 12″ figures that are now available online for the low price of $12.99, just Click Right here and search on each figure.
12″ Grand Moff Tarkin Action Figure with Interrogator Droid
12″ Greedo Action Figure
12″ Luke Skywalker Action Figure in Ceremonial Gear
12″ Sandtrooper Action Figure

 


 

12″ Dewback for $24.95??
December 14, 2000 | 4:51 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

There have been several reports on the Action Figure Times that the 12″ Dewback is now on sale ONLY in Canadian TRU’s for $24.95. A huge bargin if you live in Canada.

 


 

LEGO UCS Sets 1/2 Off!
December 14, 2000 | 3:59 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

With all due apologies to the Yakface.com ‘Buy of the Day’, De has reported at FBTB that walmart.com has both of the LEGO UCS sets (the TIE Interceptor and X-Wing) for $50 and $75 each! We’ve got coupon codes as well to save you even more . . .

 


 

Free Shipping!
December 14, 2000 | 12:17 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

M & M are offering free US shipping to all orders over $25 until Dec 15th! Head over and check out what they’ve got in stock.

 


 

Looking for a Last Minute X-Mas Gift?
December 14, 2000 | 10:19 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Well I have taken the time to root through some sites looking for the best deals I could find. So click right here to see the entire list.

 


 

Need the Gungan Scout Sub?
December 13, 2000 | 10:52 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Action Ace has the Invasion Force Gungan Sub with Obi-Wan in stock for $13.99

 


 

Is Yakface.com Your Favorite Place For News?
December 13, 2000 | 2:27 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Action-Figure.com is holding a poll at the moment for their readers to vote for their favorite Star Wars Collecting Site. Yakface.com is listed on the poll and we would like it if you voted for us. But don’t vote for us because we said to make your own choice. Even if yakface isn’t your favorite. Head over and take a moment to vote. Let everyone know which site they like the best.

 


 

KayBee Jabba?
December 12, 2000 | 9:01 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Could this be the latest for KayBee Stores? This came in from Bobb, “Not huge news but I bought the Jabba EP 1 beast pack today from Kay Bee in Zanesville Ohio for $4.99. The Fode and Beed that comes with this is far superior to the carded version!!” Thanks Bobb. Keep your eyes peeled and let me know if you find one.

 


 

Some stuff around the net
December 12, 2000 | 6:37 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I was just doing some surfing around the net and spotted some stuff worth checking out, here goes….

Our friends over at Rebelscum.com have some cool info for the holiday shopping season. They have a few reports of where to find that perfect gift for the Star Wars collector in your life.

The little brown cloaked dudes over at Jawa.com have another cool give away going on. This time they have hoarded the ultra cool Dagobah Vader and Mos Espa Qui-Gon. This contest runs til Dec 18th, go get’em guys.

CollectStarWars has some great pics of the Carbon Freeze Chamber playset. They did a great review and also got some great loose shots for your pleasure.

Coruscant Toys.com has a cool poll going on, asking for what new figs we’d like to see. They have three choices all that I’d love to see a fig of. Yarna D’al Gargan, Imperial Dignitary, and Oppo Rancisis round out the choices. I noticed the Dignitary in the lead but I would love a Yarna before that one. We all ask for new figs and she is as new as we can get, considering a figure has never been produced of her outside a vintage prototype. So head over and vote guys.

 


 

$4 POTJ at Target
December 12, 2000 | 9:17 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Thanks to Tom for the following news.

“Thought I’d let you guys know that while I was in the Chicago area this past week, I noticed that Target had their figures marked down to $4.09. I talked to a local, and they said that another Target store in the area had done the same thing. The prices apparently dropped a couple of weeks ago.”

This is not the first Target I have heard about having $4 POTJ figures. It is not known though if this will turn into a nationwide price change.

 


 

The Results Are In!!!
December 12, 2000 | 7:27 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

We have the winners!!! After SEVERAL recounts and appeals, we have completed the 100th hand recount and the Winners can be seen in the new header. I know we only asked for your top six, however, I needed eight to complete the header, then I decided that since number eight and nine were so close, (it was a tie) I added the ninth figure. To complete the top ten, Slave Leia was number ten. Thanks to all for voting.

 


 

New Poll
December 12, 2000 | 7:07 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

In letting you the fans have your voice here are the results of the last poll:
Do you like the new Force Files?
Love them (165) 13%
They are OK (410) 33%
They are terrible (125) 10%
Don’t Care (245) 20%
Bring back the Freeze Frames (277) 22%

There is a new poll, please take the time and make your voice heard. Sorry no recounts on these.

 


 

Ultarama Stand
December 11, 2000 | 6:53 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

This weeks winner is Tom Davidson. Congrats to him and a special thanks to Ultarama Stands for the special giveaways. If you have not entered, click on the image to the left and send in your name.

 


 

Shipping for Christmas
December 11, 2000 | 6:40 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

I’m posting the latest M & M Collectibles newsfeed here because it’s something that everyone should read now that Christmas is so close:

“Christmas shipping. For international customers, today (Dec 11)is the last day to place an order and expect it to arrive before Christmas – unfortunately, we cannot guarantee international delivery times. However, it usually takes about 10 days for international addresses.

US Customers – Friday December 15 is the last day we will GUARANTEE
Christmas shipping. More than likely, orders placed by December 20 will arrive in time for Christmas, but we will not guarantee them.

We have added several items to the main page that we have been asked about lately. Along the right hand side you will find links to our privacy statement, returns/security policies, and info about us and a FAQ.”

 


 

Charity Event
December 11, 2000 | 6:38 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

I received this from action-figures.net after the charity event we mentioned recently – the one we were asking for volunteers for. They got a few helpers and they sent this along:

“I wanted to let you know our event with the Ronald McDonald House was a great success. We gave out over 920 carded action figures and 100 Applause Toddler cups along with several large toys and dolls supplied by Jeff Romanoff who is now along with our other 4 volunteer’s great friends. We are including 3 pictures from the event
and will gladly supply more if you want. We want to thank your site for posting the request’s for costumed troopers because without you
we would not have gotten the 4 great volunteers we had. If you could post their names I would greatly appreciate it. They are all from the 501st: Lance Starmer, Jeff Romanoff and his girlfriend Jane, Keith Arbeeny and George Metz.”

So, big thanks to all of you for helping out! You can check out some photos from the event here:
Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3

 


 

The new Trade Federation
December 11, 2000 | 6:33 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well guys in the past I have spoke of, and recommended an online collector group I have been part of for almost two years now called the SWCU (Star Wars Collector Union). Well soon the SWCU will be defunct, BUT replacing it will be the incredible Trade Federation. The group is totally revamped from the name to a great news site to all new forums. Anyone is welcome to join, BUT please read all rules before… There is a strict no scalping rule and also a very strict eBay rule. So if you are looking for some great help and a crazy bunch of people visit here, guys you won’t regret.

 


 

SW#2 for 2000
December 11, 2000 | 6:19 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Raving Toy Maniac posted today that the NPD Group Inc., has released its list of the Top-Selling Action Brand Toys of 2000.
1. Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers – Bandai
2. Star Wars – Hasbro
3. Pokemon – Hasbro
4. WWF – JAKKS Pacific
5. Transformers – Hasbro

 


 

Target LEGO sale
December 11, 2000 | 10:33 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

In the new ad this week, they have the B-Wing for $24 dollars, and we have received various reports stating that the Budle pack with the Mos Espa Pod Race, the Small Lego set with Quin Gon and Maul and the 3rd set, the Droid Fighter has been seen on sale for an even lower price of $30. So keep an eye out for that incredible deal.

 


 

Bespin Freeze Chamber Playset
December 11, 2000 | 10:24 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Stop in over at Rebelscum as Philip has posted some very nice shots of the playset. They also have a nice little article in the new Toyfare. Stop in there to read it.

 


 

Star Wars Trilogy on VCD
December 11, 2000 | 10:22 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Want the trilogy on the next best thing to DVD, stop by CoolVCD.com and order the trilogy for $29, they also have Episode one for $13

 


 

All I want for Christmas is a Marmit Boba Fett… Recall?
December 11, 2000 | 9:42 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

Hobbylink Japan issued this email to their customers who ordered the Marmit Fett.

“Marmit plans to recall this item because of a color error in the production process. Our distributor asked us to return the merchandise.

The “error” is as follows: Boba Fett’s shoulder plates and knee covers are supposed to be the exact same shade of yellow. However, in the figures from this production run, the knee covers are a very slightly darker shade of yellow than the shoulder plates, with a very small hint of orange in them. The difference is apparent if you study the two parts carefully, but the two colors are very, very close.

We would like to provide you with a photo to show the two colors directly compared, but in our digital photo tests, it was impossible to tell the two colors apart in jpeg format. As such, after careful consideration, it is our judgment that this problem does not detract from the appearance of the figure, and we have decided to ship the stock we have received. However, for those customers who are willing to wait until Marmit produces a “perfect” batch, we are happy to accept your cancellation at this time. We have been informed that the replacement production for this figure will not be available until April 2001, so we will not be able to get you one any sooner than that time if you choose to cancel now.”

Interesting, and an example of quality control we could only wish from Hasbro. I’m mulling over a speak-up article on that topic, but surprisingly enough I didn’t even notice this paint discrepancy until after getting this email. I do, however, think the red tones on his helmet are too muted. Mind you, I still think this figure is AWESOME!

Thanks to Dennis for forwarding the actual email.

 


 

12″ Sith Lords
December 11, 2000 | 7:37 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

For those that may have missed the news bit.. Yak-er Stacy noticed the 12″ Sith Lords two pack at eToys for $49.99 + $5.50 shipping. I’m sure these won’t last long hit here for a direct link. Thanks to Stacy for the tip.

 


 

KBKids Sale Items
December 11, 2000 | 7:36 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are a few new deals over at KBKIDS.com;
Electronic Power F/X X-wing with Figure $17.99
Mos Espa Encounter Cinema Scene $2.99

 


 

New TRU SKU’s
December 10, 2000 | 11:51 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Not sure if this has been posted before but here are several SKU’s from TRU for upcoming SW figs. Thanks to Brad for the SKU’s.

142894 – 12 inch Luke Skywalker
165215 – 300th figure Fett
119380 – Vader and Maul 12 inch 2 pack
204709 – 12 inch Legacy Bounty Hunter Assortment

 


 

New Figures for $5?
December 10, 2000 | 6:21 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Tom McNeal writes:
“In Birmingham, Alabama, I just found the Biker Scout wave at a local Wal Mart… and the shelf tag said $4.98 on each peg (around 20 pegs or so) and they rung up at that price too.”

 


 

12″ Bounty Hunter Pics
December 9, 2000 | 11:36 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

If anyone is curious Entertainment Earth has some really nice clear and large pics of the new 12″ bounty hunters. Clickhere to see them.

 


 

Skiffs in Australia
December 9, 2000 | 11:14 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Thanks to the GhostWhoRuns for the following news.
“Just writing to let your Australian readers know that the Tatooine Skiff has finally appeared in Australia. Found a lot of them sitting at the Melbourne TRU.”

 


 

R2DToys
December 9, 2000 | 7:19 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

A note to any readers who ordered something or were going to order from R2DToys, the British company we mentioned recently in association with the 300th Boba Fett figure. Clive, owner of the company, and also Yakface reader James let us know that they have caught a rather nasty computer virus which seems to be causing havok right now. I personally have received infected attachments to e-mails a lot recently. it’s one of those viruses that will attach itself to all outgoing e-mail without you knowing. Make sure your virus protection software is up to date.
If you want to contact R2Dtoys in the meantime, they can’t receive e-mails, but you can call them on 0208-340-5566. That is dialling from inside the UK. For US readers, the number is 011-44-208-340-5566.

On another note, I received my Boba Fett from them and it was well packaged. Great figure!

 


 

Sebulba recall?
December 9, 2000 | 6:13 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Just got an email from Yak-er Jake, he sent over some strange info he received from eToys regarding why they did not ship his Sebulba figure. Here’s what they said…
“Hello,
Thank you for contacting eToys.
The Sebulba figure in question has not been cancelled by Hasbro, it has been recalled. In accordance with the United Commercial Code products deemed a negligent hazard maybe voluntarily recalled as a protection from punitive damages. Hasbro has done this with the product in question because certain plastic parts were deemed a choking hazard for children under the age of three.

If you have any other questions, please call us toll-free at
1-800-GO-ETOYS (1-800-463-8697). We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week. For calls outside the U.S., please dial 310-664-8530. Or you can e-mail us at service@etoys.com.

Wishing you and your family the best for this holiday season,
William H.
eToys Customer Service”

Strange, isn’t it? Well I’ll look into this more and see if I can find out a specific reason. Anyone else out there know why gimmie a holler here.

 


 

100TH Luke boxed pics
December 9, 2000 | 12:08 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Jay from ADC sent an email over letting me know he has some boxed pics of the 100TH Luke up. Another packaging change has surfaced like what happened on the 12″ Sith Lords set. I do think that the new package looks good though. I am diappointed with the set for a few reasons… We have had all the outfits and accessories in the set before, only a very few are new and nothing to scream about. Head sculpt is great but is that worth screaming over either? I think some new style of clothing would have been killer (e.g. Luke from end of Empire in robe, Luke in Endor gear). But what can we do… I wonder if all these package samples will suface one day soon and what they will go for…? Hit the link above for pics.

 


 

Another Mega DD problem?
December 9, 2000 | 12:17 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well just got another report of a broken Mega Destroyer Droid, but this one is not the legs, this time it’s a broken arm. Check it out here. This came in from a very good friend of mine, he said he noticed it after some company left Thanksgiving day… Looks like someone isn’t invited again next year. Anymore trouble let me know here. Still can’t understand why Hasbro seems to have gone the cheap-o way on this piece with them owning the Transformer line. Oh well can’t live with them, can’t live without them…

 


 

12″ Legacy Wave OUT
December 8, 2000 | 6:10 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The most anticipated 12 inch action figures of the year just arrived. The new Star Wars 12inch Legacy Asst.1 (Item #26470A, $139.99) includes 2x IG-88 with Rifle and Imperial Blaster, 2x Bossk with Blaster Rifle, and 2x 4-LOM with Concussion Rifle. All backorders will be filled as soon as possible. Enjoy these awesome figures! Only at Entertainment Earth.

 


 

Mega DD problems?
December 8, 2000 | 10:26 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Lately I have had a few emails and talks with some friends about the legs on the new Mega Destroyer Droids breaking. I had noticed this on one I have loose myself, as I transformed it a few times the legs started sticking and were almost impossible to move. I, at one point almost broke mine but luckily didn’t. Strange coming from the company that does the Transformer line themselves. What I did to help prevent this was unscrew the screw in the ball joint section where the legs stick out of, you also have to pop the section open cause it is also glued in. Once I got it open I took the legs out dipped them in oil (you could use any lubricant) and put it all back together and BAM worked fine. So if you have this problem do what I did or run the risk of them snapping. A great toy otherwise just a flaw I can’t figure out the reason for.

 


 

Bounty Hunter pics
December 8, 2000 | 10:16 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

My man Moby-wan sent over an email to let me know him and the guys at Echotrooper.com have some boxed pics of the 12″ Bounty Hunter’s. Must say they look insane and can’t wait to nab them. We should see these very soon as I talked with a source on these, and they are in transit to some stores and warehouses now.

OPPS guys I goofed I put in a link to Echostation and should have been Echotrooper, link is all set now. Think my mind is frozen, we are having our first snowfall this year and it’s freezing

 


 

New SW Fan Club Website
December 7, 2000 | 5:49 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

There is a now a new transitional SW Fan Club website up at Wizards of the Coast. There isn’t much there or in stock to buy, but there should be more as time goes on. Click here to go see it.

 


 

New In Stock at EE!
December 7, 2000 | 1:33 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

New Star Wars Figures In Stock
SW POTJ Collection 2 (Wave 5) (Item #84455C, $89.99 – Fode & Beed – Podrace Announcers, Sebulba – Boonta Eve Challenge)
**and**
SW POTJ Collection 1 (Wave 7) (Item #84445C, $89.99 – Han Solo Bespin Capture, Battle Droid Boomer Damage, Scout Trooper – Imperial Patrol (Biker Scout)) are both in stock and shipping!

Be sure to check out our complete line of Star Wars POTJ Action Figures in stock now including:

84445AA, SW POTJ Collection 1 (Wv 1.5), $89.99
Includes 3x Qui-Gon Ginn Mos Espa Disguise, 3x Leia Organa General, 2x Darth Maul Final Duel, 2x R2-D2 Naboo Escape, 1x Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi and 1x Anakin Skywalker Mechanic
84455B, SW POTJ Collection 2 (Wave 3), $89.99
Includes 2x Jek Porkins X-Wing Pilot, 2x Boss Nass Gungan Sacred Place, 1x Gungan Warrior, 1x Tusken Raider, 1x Chewbacca Dejarik Champion, 1x Mas Amedda, 2x Coruscant Guard, and 2x Battle Droid Security.
84445B, SW POTJ Collection 1 (Wave 4), $89.99
Includes 3x Dagobah Darth Vader (POTF), 3x Obi-Wan Kenobi (POTF), 2x Darth Maul Final Duel, 2x Qui Gon Ginn Mos Espa Disguise, 1x Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi and 1x Anakin Skywalker Mechanic.

 


 

Muftak invades Factory2U
December 7, 2000 | 1:26 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Factory 2U stores in Arizona have been receiving the Kabe/Muftak exclusive two-pack. Thanks to Kyle for the news. If anyone knows what price these are being sold for, please let me know.

UPDATE:Greg the Muftak packs are going for a mere steal of three dollars. Yup imagine guys get out there and grab them.
Sidster

 


 

Dioramas!
December 7, 2000 | 1:24 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

ACPin has updated his dioramas website with his take on how the Snowtroopers actually got out of the AT-ATs. I took a look at it myself and it looks good to me! I used to picture those Snowtrooper dropping down to the ground with parachutes or something!!

 


 

The Jawa’s do it again
December 6, 2000 | 10:20 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Head over to Jawa.com and try to score yourself some Ep1 “soft goods” figs courtesy of our little scavenger friends. The little guys are giving away a Qui Gon (Jedi Master) and Obi-Wan (Jedi Knight) for nada, zilch, zero, nothing. Not much is truly free anymore, so good luck.

 


 

KBkids in Stock Sale Items
December 6, 2000 | 9:35 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Now back in stock are these two items.
12″ Star Wars Princess Leia Ceremonial Gown $9.99
Star Wars Deluxe Rancor Creature with Luke $19.99

 


 

Kennertoys.com
December 6, 2000 | 6:38 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Star Wars was Kenner’s most successful toy line, but have you ever
wondered about the other toys Kenner created? KennerToys.com
can show you everything else Kenner has to offer. This site offers a history of the company, links to an ever-growing list of Kenner collecting sites, and message boards to talk with fellow collectors about specific toy lines.

 


 

Online Star Wars Blues
December 6, 2000 | 2:17 PM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

I’ve received many reports from readers who have ordered carded figures from online toy stores only to find them shoved in boxes too small or arrive otherwise damaged. My suggestion is that if you’re interested in mint condition, don’t buy from the big guys like Amazon, eToys, etc. They sell toys! Customers being upset at a slightly crushed package or illplaced inventory sticker is a foreign concept to them. They see them as toys not collectibles. Their view is that kids tend to tear open the packaging anyway. I personally get mine from the store, where I can cherry pick them myself, or utilize a place like EE or TNCUniverse, but as one would expect, you pay extra for the added attention to mint condition.

Here’s an eToys example sent in by Rich

 


 

Bespin Freeze Chamber
December 5, 2000 | 6:47 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Well, after looking into this a little more, it appears the Freeze Chamber Playset is still on track just a little off target. We will definately be seeing it in the near future, just not the immediate future. The projected date will be in January or February. Looks like we get a late Christmas Present.

 


 

Vader Case Assortment Change
December 5, 2000 | 12:53 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

It appears that there has been a change in the Vader wave case assortment. General Leia has been dropped and replaced with another Qui Gon Jinn. The new case assortment is now.
3x Dagobah Darth Vader
3x Obi-Wan Kenobi
2x Darth Maul Final Duel
2x Qui Gon Ginn Mos Espa Disguise
1x Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi
1x Anakin Skywalker Mechanic
Entertainment Earth has also changed their case assortment to this new one and I’ve personally seen a few of the new Vader wave cases at Target this week.

 


 

Fan Club Confirmation
December 5, 2000 | 11:16 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

The Force.net broke the story about the sale. I have been able to confirm it as well with the following information. If you call the 1800-truefan number today, you will wait on hold for sometime. However the person that you finally will reach will be someone from Wizards of the Coast. You will no longer be able to reach someone from Fantastic Media. I plan on speaking with Dan Madsen today to see if I can figure out what the details are. The insider will be moved from Fantastic Media to Wizards of the Coast as well as all merchandising. Also if you are waiting for issue 51, they are planning on shipping it by the end of the month. In an effort to compensate you for the wait, they will be adding an extra issue on to the end of your subscription. I will post more as I know it. Look for the official press release due out by the end of the week, maybe as soon as the end of the day.

 


 

Need to Spruce Up The Tree?
December 5, 2000 | 9:01 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Haven’t had time to get out to the local Hallmark and pickup your Star Wars ornaments. Check out this link to place your order online.

 


 

Etoys Package of Figs??
December 4, 2000 | 10:34 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

While scanning Etoys, I can across this..The Power of the Jedi Action Figure 4- Pack: Obi-Wan- Naboo Swamp, Anakin- Machanic, Qui-Gon- Moisture Farmer, Darth Maul- Generator Duel $22.99

 


 

Star Wars LEGO – Here It Comes . . .
December 4, 2000 | 10:02 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

Starting on the east coast and now as far west as Ohio from the reports I’ve received, the new Star Wars LEGO sets are hitting WalMarts – although De has found them in a Target as well . . .

 


 

SW Fan Club SOLD!!
December 4, 2000 | 8:24 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Theforce.net is reporting that the Official SW Fan Club has been sold to Wizards of the Coast. Wizards of the Coast however, is owned by Hasbro. This could be very good since the Fan Club for the past few months has been pretty much dead. Though I’m interested to see what will happen to the SW Insider.

 


 

They do it again
December 4, 2000 | 7:53 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Both sites I mentioned earlier have some pretty cool stuff worth visting them for. Jawa.com and Sandtroopers.com both have posted some release dates for upcoming figs check them out they look pretty on target too… Though with Hasbro things change by the minute.

 


 

Old Ben variation or error?
December 4, 2000 | 4:32 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well just got done checking out my brown cloak friends over at Jawa.com and noticed a cool variation/error on the good Ol’ Ben POTJ fig just released. Jawa reader Dan Emmons scored a cool Ben with a weird saber. I would think myself it’s an error but only time will tell if many slipped out like this… Interesting nonetheless especially for us variation/ error collectors. Here’s a direct link.

 


 

K-3P0 wave OUT NOW!
December 4, 2000 | 2:27 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The new K-3P0 wave has now been spotted in K-marts in NY and NJ today. Thanks to Dan for the news.

 


 

Auctions
December 4, 2000 | 1:07 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

A friend of mine, ryo_hunter, is selling a few cool items just now on eBay. One of them is the cool promo watch that is currently featured on the left of the page, and the others include a 3D Pepsi dangler poster! Search for auctions by seller ryo_hunter.

 


 

Newsfeeds
December 4, 2000 | 1:05 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Check out our newsfeeds section on the left side of the page for some cool deals. You can read some more about the new vintage REALStands and you can see how to take advantage of a 15% off voucher for M&M Collectibles, exclusive to Yakface readers!

 


 

Utah Toy Show
December 4, 2000 | 1:04 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Scoop7 writes: “There is a toy show on Saturday Dec. 9 at the Davis County Fair Park 151 S. 1100 W. Farmington, Utah from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is 3.00 with free parking. Normaly I wouldn’t make a big deal, but this is the only toy show in Utah that I have ever heard of.”

 


 

Vintage Real Stands
December 4, 2000 | 9:02 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

My buddy George over at Sandtroopers.com sent along some info about new Real Stands for the vintage line. Pay George and the crew a visit for all the info. Sounds like the cries of vintage collectors round the world may have finally been heard. Still want to know how George gets all the girls… You’ll see what I mean…

 


 

Still need Fett
December 4, 2000 | 8:57 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

We all have heard that good ol’ Mr 300th Fett will not be around until after the new year… But wait, maybe just maybe you can get him before that. ADC is giving away Mr Fett and a set of POTJ figs which contains Gungan Warrior, Jek Porkins, Temple Boss Nass, General Leia, Mos Espa Disguise Qui-Gon Jinn, Dagobah Darth Vader, Fode & Beed, Ben Kenobi, Sebulba, Biker Scout, Bespin Capture Han Solo, & a Battle Droid(Boomer Damage). Not a bad round up if I say so myself. Readers have til Dec 31st to enter and on Jan 1st Jay and crew will pick a winner. Good luck people, go pay them a visit for all the details and to get yourself entered.

 


 

Star Wars LEGO Advent Calendar
December 4, 2000 | 8:01 AM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

After giving you a simple way to get your own custom Jawa minifig yesterday, I thought since the Sandcrawler was still parked out back I’d go ahead and . . . well, click here and check it out for yourself 😉

 


 

Plo Koon soon?
December 3, 2000 | 9:24 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well guys not to sound like a poet, but looks like we will see the new cases containing Plo Koon, IG-88, Calamari Crewman, and K-3P0 soon here in the states. Just talked to a very reliable source and he confirmed this. Sounds good, man Hasbro is slamming us from left and right, good though as after holidays we’ll have that Jan/Feb lull. So he said these could show anytime soon another hunt to get ready for.

 


 

Duros and more
December 3, 2000 | 2:56 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Action Figure Times has posted some cool pics of the Duros prototype. They got some real up close and detailed pics, he looks like another winner for Hasbro. Also check out the Aura pics and some good shots of the 300th Fett. Hasbro has given us some good stuff lately, and look to continue that, well minus the EEECK concept Maul.

UPDATE:I got a few emails saying these were same pics from the Hasbro site…Opps I hadn’t noticed the Duros four different shots there. I don’t visit Hasbro site much at all so that would explain. Thanks guys for the heads up.

 


 

New LEGO at WalMart
December 3, 2000 | 2:40 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

I’ve received several reports today of them showing up at WalMarts on the east coast. FBTB continues to track all of the deals out there this holiday season, so stop in if Star Wars LEGO is on the Christmas list!

 


 

Real Scan Ep II figures is TRUE
December 3, 2000 | 2:04 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

According to the new issue of Toyfare the Real Scan company, Gentle Giant have been signed for Episode II figures. Gentle Giant will scan in characters from the movie. No word on what figures will be made using the Real Scan technology. For those not familiar with Real Scan it is currently used by JAKKS on their WWF figures. The result is the faces on their figures look exactly like the real person.

UPDATE:Gentle Giant is only the company that uses the Real Scan technology, they do not make the figures themselves. Hasbro will still be making the Ep II figures.

 


 

Amazon Deals!!!
December 3, 2000 | 10:42 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Check out these prices at Amazon.com!
Jar Jar Binks Interactive Talking Alarm Clock w/ Pit Droid $4.98, normally 29.99
Episode I Micro Machines Platform Action Set: Theed Estuary $2.98, normally 10.99
Episode I Micro Machines Deluxe Platform Action Set: #1 Royal Starship Repair $2.98, normally 19.99
12″ Star Wars Episode I Figure Set #1: Pit Droids $2.98, normally 7.50
Qui-Gon Jinn Interactive Talking Bank $4.97, normally 29.99
Sound Activated Dancing Jar Jar Binks $3.98, normally 29.99
Star Wars Episode I Action Fleet Set: Podrace Hangar Bay $1.98, normally 15.99
LEGO Star Wars Episode I Droid Fighter $1.98, normally 5.99

There are MANY MORE awesome deals. Many more MicroMachine Deals as well. Check it out.

 


 

Yet another new Maul
December 3, 2000 | 7:45 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Yesterday brought us Darth Maul in his armor (which, by the way, doesn’t look like it’d help him much in a fight). Today brings us hungry Maul! Thanks to Brian Levine for the pic.

 


 

Need Dagobah Vader?
December 2, 2000 | 6:06 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

He’s in stock now for $8.99 @ StarShow, along with Ben Kenobi and some other POTJ figs. Stop by if you need him! The Vader for sure won’t last long. Thanks to Clint for the info!

 


 

Maul (armor) Another Picture
December 2, 2000 | 5:54 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Here’s another picture of the Darth Maul (Armor). Thanks to Shawn for the pic.

 


 

New figs…
December 2, 2000 | 3:58 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Finds on the new figs are popping up everywhere across the net, from Rebelscum to CollectStarWars to Jawa.com toADC to right here at Yak. Reports from NY across to Texas have come in. I can verify also these are hitting as I found them myself today. These were found at Walmart in N Dartmouth, Ma. Though I called this store earlier in the morning they said they had got a bunch of new figs overnight but not what I mentioned… So I decided to visit and BAM right there sitting on the pegs one Han Bespin, one Boomer B/D, and two Biker Scouts. I’m sure a minute later I would’ve missed them… So you might want to visit rather than call. Guys they are out there so gas up the car now….

 


 

Darth Maul Battle Armor??
December 2, 2000 | 11:26 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Yes it is a real figure. Head over to Rebelscum or SirSteve’s Guide, he has an image of this figure. I must say, while the image is good, the figure looks like….. well to quote Sebulba… POODOO!!!!!!!! What a LAME figure. With all hope to this one going by the way side and getting dumped. Let’s see, Hasbro in thier infinant wisdom, decided on this figure over Shmi, the mother of Darth Vader. Real brains there! I might add in after reading several emails that point this out. The Maul figure is based on the concept drawing of Darth Maul. I am not anymore impressed. Yes it does look like the concept drawings, but there are way more figures from the four movies that could have been produced rather than ANOTHER Darth Maul. I mean, he was only in the movie for 10 minutes. We now have a production drawing of the most under-utilized character in the Star Wars universe.

 


 

Are You Interested In Kubricks?
December 2, 2000 | 10:43 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Do you know what the Kubrick Legos are? check them out here. If you like them and want to order a set for $72.00, then click here. You will get all three sets with backdrops and the Exclusive Han Carbonite. Our friend Inkferno is offering these items, he is overseas where they are made and is VERY trustworthy.

 


 

Last Day of Voting
December 2, 2000 | 10:38 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Here are the lastest top 10:
Darth Vader w/ Removable Helmet
Stormtrooper(POTF2 commtech)
Dagobah Vader
Boba Fett(300th Edition)
12″ Speeder Biker Scout
12″ Han with Tantaun
Slave Leia
Han Solo Cantina
Bespin Luke POTF
Amanaman
Remember if you want to vote, just read the rules on the left column. For those that have not read it, this vote is for your favorite top six figures from 1977 to the present 12″ and 3 3/4″, when making your vote make sure you specify the line and whether it is the vintage or new figure.

 


 

Chewie Mechanic, Leia (Bespin), Amidala (Theed) Pics
December 1, 2000 | 9:36 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Here are brand new pics of Chewie (mechanic) and Leia (bespin). Also, there is a pic of the new Amidala (Theed Invasion). A big thanks to Shawn for the pics.
Chewie (Mechanic) & Leia (Bespin)
Amidala (Theed Invasion)

 


 

Etoys Toys
December 1, 2000 | 9:02 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Right now in stock Etoys has 12″ Chewy in Chains for $19.99

 


 

Need New Figures…?
December 1, 2000 | 4:26 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

This is mainly for UK readers, but anyone can check out this list of new stuff that Dave of Startoys & Collectables in the UK has in stock right now:
300th BOBA FETT (£17.95)
K3PO
IG88
HAN BESPIN CAPTURE
BATTLE DROID BOOMER DAMAGE
COLONEL CALIMARI
PLO KLOON
BIKER SCOUT
MARMIT BOBA FETT
KUBRICK style TRILOGY FIGS

If you’re interested, you can contact Startoys @ STARTOY1@aol.com.

The Kubrick toys are something we haven’t really mentioned before. They are little fig- actually, it’s kinda tough for me to explain it very well so just check out item number 509364295 on eBay – thanks go to ACPin for pointing that one out. You’ll find more on eBay if you search the Star Wars categories for ’em.

 


 

Boba Fett 300
December 1, 2000 | 4:23 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

A quick reminder from R2Dtoys that their Boba Fett figures arrived and they expect to have run out of them by Saturday. $35 including worldwide courier shipping outside the UK, or £20 shipped inside. They are expecting more on Monday, which will be an extra $5 due to a premium they had to pay. If you’re interested, contactshop@r2dtoys.fsnet.co.uk.

Update: You can pay by credit/debit card and delivery to the US will take 2 days or less, insured and guaranteed.

 


 

My order from the Guide
December 1, 2000 | 12:58 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well I just got my lone 3-P0 helmet from the Sportsman’s Guide. Box arrived good condition small tear nothing major, but I open it and the helmet had been opened before… OK so I take it from styrofoam, helmet nice and shiny nothing wrong but wait… I insert batteries works fine when on, but no motion sensor. So to me looks like this was a return being previously opened and all. So needess to say it’s going back with a long winded complaint to say the least. I will never deal with these people again after all their mess ups that occured, then this. I did hear some people were happy and that’s good. I’m happy to hear not all were burnt by them. Ok I digress…

 


 

New Fett Pics
December 1, 2000 | 12:28 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Here’s a good clear pic of the 300th Fett out of the box and the Marmit Fett still not assembled.
300th Fett
Marmit Fett

 


 

Biker Scout Wave Confirmed
December 1, 2000 | 12:21 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

I can personally, confirm that the Biker Scout wave is in stores since I found the wave today at two Wal-marts in NY. Of course, all the good figures were gone but I saw lots of Boomer Damaged Battle Droids.

 


 

Some info on FC
December 1, 2000 | 11:41 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well guys not sure how many of you have been hearing the Fan Club rumors as of late, but I had a few emails asking what was going on with them… I just heard back from Dan Madsen on things and he confirmed what we are hearing as JUST rumors. The FC is not in trouble, in fact he said there are some exciting things he’s been working on with Lucasfilm and someone else to help the club grow. He also mentioned they were good things and we should hear about them shortly. So guys don’t sweat it FC is still ok and I understand we will still get the Carbon set from them. Keep a lookout…

 


 

More Dioramas!
December 1, 2000 | 11:08 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

For you diorama loving readers, ACPin has updated with some more cool dioramas:http://acpin.homestead.com/Home.html if you’re interested.

 


 

REVENGE of The Jedi
December 1, 2000 | 8:08 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Josh Ling, for those who know him, is a very REPUTABLE collector, has has posted on EBAY 100 Authentic REVENGE of the Jedi Patches. The Item Number is #509052843, hop on over a take a look. This is a dutch auction, so if you want one you can probably get one.

 

November 2000 Archives

Happy Holidays from FBTB
November 30, 2000 | 11:58 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

Remember when you were a kid, and you’d get a calendar that opened up to something new every day as you counted down to Christmas Day? Well, we’re going to do the same thing at FBTB. Robert Martin is known for his incredible minifig work – and he’s going to open up and give you some of the labels he uses for the figs, as well as give you some insight on how you can use them to make some quick and easy custom minifigs. But while we’re at it, he’s also going to dabble in a few items he’s built. We hope you enjoy – we’ll be adding a new one every day until Christmas! Now where did I put his instructions on how to build those Sandcrawler droids? . . .

 


 

Complete Galaxy Tatooine and Endor
November 30, 2000 | 8:31 PM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

wishbook.com has the Star Wars Complete Galaxy 2-pack of Luke w/ Tatooine & Flying Ewok w/ Endor on clearance for $9.99

Thanks to Dave for the tip

 


 

Sportman’s Guide complaints
November 30, 2000 | 6:28 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I just talked with George over at Sandtroopers.com and he personally lives 15 minutes away from the Sportsman’s Guide offices. George mentioned that he would be stopping in there tomorrow and talk with them about the mini helmet fiasco. George asked that anyone with complaints send over to him at Sandtroopers and he would print everyone up and bring them over. Sounds like maybe someone might finally pay attention to some of our gripes. Just hit the link above and send George your mail there. Thanks to George for doing this for us all.

 


 

Tie Interceptor
November 30, 2000 | 5:49 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Well rumors abound to this illusive item. Will it be? Is it false? Well after speaking to TWO different people, one at Hasbro Cincinnati and one at Pawtucket (which is where it WILL be made). Notice I put WILL, I can confirm what the fellas at CollectStarWars and Sandtroopers.com have been saying. This will DEFINATELY be coming out and will include a figure, not sure which. As to when, don’t believe everything you read. There is NO time table set for this. It is in development. Knowing that it takes a year from development to shelf, plus tack on the consolidation that Hasbro is going through right now. I would say, end of next year, maybe. Probably 2002.

 


 

Dioramas
November 30, 2000 | 4:48 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

StarconstruX have updated with some more great dioramas – Watto’s Box, Docking Bay 94 and the marketplace – plus new custom figures and a feature called “Snapshot” – check it out!!!

 


 

Biker Scout wave OUT NOW!
November 30, 2000 | 4:44 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Thanks to Dave for the following news.

“Just letting everyone know that I found the new wave of POTJ figs that include Han Bespin escape, Fode and beed, Sebulba, Boomer Damaged Droid and Biker Scout at my local upstate NY walmart.”

 


 

POTJ in Australia
November 30, 2000 | 4:43 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Thanks to Collars for the following news.

I was in TRU today and much to my amazment I found the new POTJ range of figures. The figures available were:
-Chewbacca – Dejarik Challenge
-Coruscant Guard
-Mas Amedda
-Security Battle Droid
-Tusken Raider – Desert Sniper
They were priced at AU$12.93.

Also available for the first time at TRU are:
-12″ Darth Maul with Sith Speeder
-Trade Federation Armored Attack Tank
-Ammo Wagon and Falumpaset
-Invasion Force: Armored Scout Tank
-Invasion Force: Gungan Assault Cannon

 


 

100th Luke and Legacy 12″ figs
November 30, 2000 | 3:36 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Hasbro confirmed shipment of the SW 100th 12in Figure – Luke (Item #32437A, $49.99) and highly anticipated Star Wars 12inch Legacy Asst.1 (Item #26470A, $139.99) (IG-88, Bossk, 4-LOM). Both items will arrive during the second week of December and if all goes well, they should arrive to you before Christmas! (subject to change, of course). Only at Entertainment Earth.

 


 

Another election contest?
November 30, 2000 | 11:44 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

I recently ran into an interesting tidbit, which relates to Hasbro’s upcoming fan’s choice figure, the Duros. TFN reports that Lucasfilm has officially stated, both in Dark Horse’s Dark Empire Handbook and soon to be confirmed in Del Rey’s upcoming Essential Guide to Alien Species, by Ann Lewis, that Neimoidians and Duros are from the same species. So it would appear that there are Duros figures rotting on pegs already, if looked at from a certain point of view. In light of this, maybe Amanaman should be certified the true winner of the election… not that any of us needs another election contest.

 


 

Tie Interceptor?????
November 30, 2000 | 11:29 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

YES as reported by the guys at both CollectStarWars and Sandtroopers.com could this be a reality soon? Reader Moby-wan also sent in the same info, that it was being shown in TRU computers. Hopefully it is true and will be confirmed soon. If anyone CAN confirm send it to any one of the sites… I, myself have already been trying to get a confirmation and if I get one I will let all know. I’m sure Mike at CollectStarWars and George and crew over at Sandtroopers are working just as hard to get a confirmation so hopefully one of us can confirm soon… I do hope this is true, I’m already excited…

UPDATE:Mike over at CollectStarWars reported Andy said no vehicles for 2001… Does that mean no mass release or none at all is the question? Remember the B Wing?… I’m sure more info will follow…
UPDATE2:OPPS-I goofed guys actually Mark from Rebelscum talked with Andy on the Tie and he mentioned he didn’t know what Hasbro Direct had in line… So we could still see both the Tie and B wing, let’s keep our fingers crossed.

 


 

Sportsman’s Guide update
November 30, 2000 | 11:07 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well seems feelings for the Guide are from one extreme to another. Some people report being very satisfied while many others (myself included) are not. I did get an email stating my lone, C3-P0 helmet would be in soon. But my wife did send two emails to them stating how we thought their business practices were not up to par, with no response… Oh well live and learn. Thanks guys for all the mail letting me know how you faired and good luck to anyone still waiting on word from them.

 


 

Toy Drop Off Volunteers
November 30, 2000 | 10:57 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

If anyone can help these people please e-mail them.

“We have arranged an event with the Ronald McDonald House on the 9th of December for 150+ children suffering from numerous types of Cancer and bloodborn diseases so we will still be able to bring smiles to children who definitely need happiness this time of year. We still need more volunteers for this event. They will allow volunteers in Stormtrooper costumes and we need these volunteers. We will be distributing over 1000 toys to these children and it would make it a lot better with costumed helpers. We do not want any toy donations what so ever we have that part more then covered what we need are volunteers for this special event. The event will take place in New Jersey about 15 minutes from Philadelphia. If you have access to any star wars costume and have the time on December 9th please contact me
at star-wars-collectibles@erols.com or customerservice@action-figures.net”.

 


 

New POTJ Cases including Biker Scout 
November 29, 2000 | 7:29 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Tons of New POTJ Figures In Stock at Entertainment Earth!
SW POTJ Collection 1 (Wv 1.5) (Item #84445AA, $89.99) (Leia Organa General,R2-D2 Naboo Escape)
SW POTJ Collection 2 (Wave 3) (Item #84455B, $89.99) (Jek Porkins X-Wing Pilot, Boss Nass Gungan Sacred Place, Gungan Warrior)
SW POTJ Collection 1 (Wave 4) (Item #84445B, $89.99) (Dagobah Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi).

They are also starting to fill backorders for SW POTJ Collection 1 (Wave 7) (Item #84445C, $89.99) (Han Solo, Battle Droid with Boomer Droid, Biker Scout). They are expecting more cases in soon.

 


 

Sportsman’s Guide update
November 29, 2000 | 5:12 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well I have got a few emails recently from people saying that the helmets they ordered were coming in. I have yet to see my lone one that they said was in stock. Some people are reporting all three or four they ordered came in while others say different-on their orders. If you ordered from them let me know the results give me a holler here.

 


 

New Ultarama Offer
November 29, 2000 | 3:23 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

A new Ultarama promotion is running now – Buy 3 get a 4th free! You can read more about it in this press release.

 


 

POTJ coming to Canada?
November 29, 2000 | 1:04 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Thanks to Eric for the following news.

“The official scoop on POTJ in Canada; they will not be available until Spring 2001. This was an official letter sent by Hasbro Canada to one of my fellow collectors here up north. The main reason behind this decision is the fact that the retailers were stuck with too much E1 products. Right now there are liquidations happening in most of the Wal-Mart’s across the country.”

 


 

Boba Fett 300 In Stock
November 29, 2000 | 8:38 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

R2dtoys sent in this bit for you overseas collectors. “We have 200 pieces of 300th Fett arriving, I am told the US market has it cancelled ’til next year? Anyway we are leaving the price the same at £19.99. This week we expect calamari general, biker scout, saesae tin, plokoon, ig88.” If you are interested, send him an email.

Update: For US readers, the price for the Fett is $34.99 which includes Priority shipping by worldwide courier. The number 200 is now down to 96 – their first delivery contains 96 figures, but they have been charged a premium on the next 104 and they will let us know when a price has been set – they’re trying to keep it down. Thanks to R2Dtoys for the update.

 


 

Top Six Figure Vote
November 28, 2000 | 10:54 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

We will be closing the voting this weekend. Here are the top vote getters to this point.
1) Dagobah Vader
2) Stormtrooper(POTF2 commtech
3) Darth Vader rem hel
4) Boba Fett(300th Edition)
5) 12″ Han with Tantaun’
6) 12″ Speeder Biker Scout
7) Slave Leia
8) Amanaman
9) Bespin Luke potf
10) Coruscant Guard
There is still time to vote for your favorite six action figures, mail your entries to Top Six. Sorry, no recounts when the balloting has completed. The votes have already been hand counted and the final numbers will be certified this weekend.

 


 

Ep2 stuff on TV
November 28, 2000 | 5:44 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Enrico Leano sent this in for those who don’t mind some spoilers on E2: “I was watching Entertainment Tonight yesterday and they mentioned about an Episode II segment (something in Tunisia) on tonight’s show (11/28/2000). Tune in everyone!”

 


 

Marmit Boba Fett 
November 28, 2000 | 4:05 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

It’s finally here. The incredible new Marmit 12in. Boba Fett (Item #MTS4,$149.99) is now in stock and shipping. We brought in a very large quantity of this awesome action figure kit from Japan. Order now at Entertainment Earth.

 


 

New LEGO pics
November 28, 2000 | 1:42 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

FBTB now has your first good look at the upcoming Imperial Guard, TIE Pilot and . . . Stormtrooper minifigs!

 


 

More new POTJ pics
November 28, 2000 | 12:00 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Here’s some great new loose photos of the carded figures posted yesterday:
Mon Calamari Officer, IG-88 and Battle Droid (Boomer Damage)
Han Solo (Bespin Capture) and Biker Scout
Plo Koon
Mon Calamari Officer
K-3PO

 


 

Canadian POTJ Petition
November 28, 2000 | 11:27 AM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Shane wrote in to tell us about a petition going on to try and convince Hasbro to bring POTJ figures to Canada. Click here to read about it.

 


 

Custom card contest 
November 27, 2000 | 11:26 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Guys Jay from American Dream Comics mailed to say they are doing another giveaway for some cool POTJ figs. The prize is a set of Porkins wave figs including the hard to find Gungan Warrior. Jay wrote in with this…

“Between now and December 30th 2000 people can send us up to 3 entries of their own custom made blister cards of Star Wars, Star Trek, G.I.Joe A Real American Hero, Transformers, DC Super Heros, or Marvel Super Heros. People can see out site for all the details.”

Check them out at the link above.

 


 

New POTJ figs at eToys
November 27, 2000 | 10:54 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Great heads up for those needing these and looks like eToys has come thru with a great price. Yak reader Jake sent this in…

“Hey Sidster – just wanted to let everyone know that eToys has most of the new POTJ figures for just $5.99 each. They have Dagobah Vader, Obi Wan(Jedi), Sebulba, Fode and Beed, and Gungan Warrior just to name a few. The only one they didn’t have was Jek Porkins.”

Thanks for the heads up Jake. Guys get there quick at that price I don’t see them lasting long. Visit them here.

UPDATE: Out of Stock except for Ben and Qui Gon

 


 

Ultarama Stand Winner of the Week
November 27, 2000 | 9:43 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Congrats to Bill Grogan, this weeks winner of the Ultarama Stand. We have four more stands to give away. If you have already entered, please do not enter again. If you have not, click on the stand to the left and send in your name. Good Luck!

 


 

EE’s New Look
November 27, 2000 | 9:28 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

For those of you that are unaware, check out the new site design at Entertainment Earth. The new design is much friendlier to use and designed to help anyone find the new items, plus you can now search on all of the Star Wars items they have at one time. If you want to know what just came in, just take a look at the handy “Just off the truck” section on the main page. Overall I would rate the site a 9 out of 10. Stop by and take a look.

 


 

300th Boba Fett Delayed?
November 27, 2000 | 8:09 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The 300th Star Wars Figure – Boba Fett (Item #84566, $11.99) has been delayed until Spring 2001, sources report. No official explanation or reason has been given at this time. Apparently a very small quantity of these items shipped in error to some other retailers a few weeks ago, but the majority has been held back by Hasbro management. Again, no explanation has been given. Entertainment Earth is once again accepting pre-orders for this item, but can not guarantee that orders will be filled until they officially hear from Hasbro.

Rebelscum spoke to Hasbro and confirmed this news. After the holidays Fett should go into higher production and be out in full force.

 


 

Jedi Quest
November 27, 2000 | 5:44 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Joseph’s Toys, who host the Spanish version of Sandtroopers.com, have posted scans of the third issue of Jedi Quest. Head over there to check it out! It’ll be posted with English text on Sandtroopers.com later today.

 


 

Jawa.com giveaway
November 27, 2000 | 5:17 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

My little Jawa friends let me know they were able to scavenge up 1 of the new Star Wars Trilogy Wide Screen Edition VHS sets, and are giving it away… Boy these little Jawas work hard for free, no? So get over and register could be 1 less gift to get for the holidays… or maybe not. Good luck guys the contest ends Dec 4th.

UPDATE: Here’s a link to Jawa.com. For some reason I’ve had some trouble with links in my 2 most recent posts, hope this works.

 


 

Marmit Fett at John’s Toys
November 27, 2000 | 5:11 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Just got a call from John of John’s Toys and he let me know they just got in a shipment of Marmit Fett’s. Get there quick as these won’t last long, John’s price is $129 but all Yak readers get a 10% discount by entering promotion code “Yak” in the promo box. This is an incredible and long awaited piece and finally he’s here in the US. Good luck guys.
Opps forgot to add a link here’s one for you and also John’s toll free # 1 800 505 8697.

 


 

New Carded Figures!
November 27, 2000 | 12:31 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Here are some great photos of a whole slew of new POTJ figures that have been found in Hong Kong. This usually means that these toys are getting ready to ship and there’s a very good chance they could hit US shores for Christmas.
IG-88 card front
K-3PO card front
Han Solo (Bespin Capture) card front
Biker Scout card front
Mon Calamari Officer card front
Battle Droid (Boomer Damage) card front
Plo Koon card front

 


 

New England show
November 27, 2000 | 12:30 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

For anyone living in New England or near, there is a big toy show on December 9th at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlboro, Mass. You can get more info @ AllCollectors.com. Thanks to Steve for the news!

 


 

Notes on Marmit Fett
November 27, 2000 | 12:12 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Justin sent in this info which is very useful for anyone who will be building the Marmit Boba Fett in the future. I can totally agree with him here after slaving away over the Sandtrooper:

“Just a note about the coming Marmit Boba Fett. Or rather a useful tip you will not live to regret.

First of all, this guy is a magnificent work of art. The parts are easy and the instructions included are rather self explanatory. The big tip is this:

PLEASE browse the instructions first!!! In the heat of excitement you might be not too bothered and start fixing everything up. I did this and i am now regretting…his belt broke at two points!!! But nevermind, i have since patched him up with super glue.

With regards to the tight belt and wonderful child bearing hips…the problem lies therein. Before you do anything, remove his overalls and pull the leggings down to his ankles. NOTE: his thigh pouches must be past his ankles. Then with a hairdryer blow hot air on the belt to make it expand. Do it for at least 30 seconds, depending on the heat. Then quickly pull the leggings thru the belt and the respective leg holes. Make sure the thigh pouches are pulled below the belt. Then slowly push the whole belt and at the same time pull up his overalls. If required, continue to use the hairdryer when necessary. Be gentle. Whenver it feels too tight please please heat up the belt. And a very important thing to notice is the little strap that goes between the legs from the groin guard to the back of his belt. This strap that will straddle Fett “Junior” snug and nice should be given due attention cos it breaks easily. Don’t tug on his belt too much. And if the going gets though, remember, the hairdryer is there for a purpose.

Other than the fragile belt, everything else is rather easy to put on. You might need a couple of dabs of super glue for the elastic bands that will hold the knee pads. This guy is easy to assemble. The only difficult thing is the belt. Last but not least, do remember that heat will of course expand the belt to make it go past his hips, but at the same time will make the pastic brittle. So use your own discretion and don’t force it onto Fett.

The fiercest bounty hunter does have a quality chastity belt!”

 


 

Carded Wookie
November 26, 2000 | 6:20 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Obi-Wan BRENTobi sent in a couple of nice scans of the carded Roworr figure from the Wizards RPG game:
Card Front
Card Back

 


 

Figures In Action
November 26, 2000 | 1:41 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

It is with great pleasure that I welcome back an original member of Yakface.com. Rich, whose main section here was Figures In Action, has moved back in to his home here at Yakface’s Realm. You can find his section on the side menu bar labeled Figures In Action. I have placed the first section “A New Hope” up with the rest to follow in the coming week. Please take a look around. I believe you will like what you find. If you have any comments about his work, send me an email until we get his hooked up and I will forward it on.

 


 

Just some info on the Sportsman’s Guide
November 25, 2000 | 11:16 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well guys my wife ordered 3 of the “available” Riddell mini helmets they were blowing out earlier this week, for Xmas for the Sidster. Well today she got a notice 2 were discontinued, 4 days after the order was placed and confirmed. Very disappointing to hear for us both. Our big thing is they were not shown discontinued when she placed the order, nor did they show up that way even after the order was finalized. Not the greatest way to handle “sold out” or “discontinued” items. Also to get a response 4 days after the fact is also not good business. So in essence I can say I (we) won’t order there again in the future. If any reader did order you just maybe getting a response similar to ours. Good luck guys and hope most others get what they wanted.

UPDATE: Well looks like I wasn’t the only dissatisfied customer, many people wrote in with the same story. Guys best thing to do is complain and maybe enough complaints will get some sort of action taken. What could be done who knows, but it’s worth a shot.

 


 

Star Wars Attakus statues
November 25, 2000 | 7:04 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well just spoke with a friend across the water in the good ol’ UK and he mentioned these great statues will be out very soon. I had posted a month or so back on these, and now hear they will be ready for shipping soon. They are truly great pieces for any collection. Made of resin and very limited in #, I believe 1,200 pieces each character. Great for the coming holidays and the “have it all” collector. I understand they will be ready in the next few weeks, you can check them out here.

 


 

Rorworr at Borders
November 25, 2000 | 6:14 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Just a quick fyi for those looking for the new Invasion of Theed RPG, I got it today at Borders in Warwick, RI. I know reports of it being found at Borders have surfaced on the web, but none with it being found discounted. I got mine for 30% off the listed price, so maybe worth popping in and checking on. Not sure if this was this store only or maybe a weekend type sale, but it came to 11 dollars and change. Not a bad deal especially if you are only interested in the fig itself.

 


 

Custom Homer as Rebel Pilot
November 25, 2000 | 12:30 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Alan wrote in to tell us about his custom Homer as a Rebel Pilot figure on ebay. It is Item #508088805 and in my opinion is one of the best custom figures I’ve seen.

 


 

Marmit Fett Pre-Order
November 25, 2000 | 8:34 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Need to pre-order the Marmit Boba Fett? Brian Levine from Anime Collectibles let us know that you can pre-order the item from them for $99 plus a $4.95 shipping charge. You will be asked for a $50 deposit. For more info or to order, contact Brian at blevine@cfl.rr.com.

 


 

TRU Update
November 25, 2000 | 8:20 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Brad from Indy sent in this useful info:

“This is a message to solve the mystery as to why only certain TRU’s received great figures for yesterday’s sale. First of all, all TRU’s will get in more figures from EP1 collections 1,2, and 3 as well as classic commtech figures. As for who will come in these cases, please don’t ask an associate at TRU because we simply will not know until they come off the truck. If my memory serves me well, I believe there were about four different case mixes for the classic Commtech figs. I looked up these orders yesterday, and for my area they are now pending to come in to the wharehouse. This means we could see these in the stores as early as next week since most stores are receiving trucks on a daily basis. As for the black Friday sale, this was used to clear out old inventroy sitting in TRU wharehouses. Some markets had great stuff sitting in thier wharehouse. Others did not. As for my area (Indiana, Southern Illinois, Ohio, and Northern Kentucky) we were not so lucky for the big sale. But I am looking forward to next week. $1.97 is still not that bad.”

 


 

R2-D2 with Holo Leia & TRU
November 25, 2000 | 7:52 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

A note to everyone – our mailboxes are being filled up with TRU store reports right now. Waaay too many to post here. If you want to report a finding, please post it in the Store Reports section of our forums. A lot of people are finding these, and many stores aren’t putting them out straight away, so you might want to watch the forums to see if anything comes up in your area.

 


 

Variation Hunters!
November 25, 2000 | 7:48 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

This is for all the variation hunters out there. Here’s a pretty big list of the cardback changes (ie first cardback to new cardback) appearing in the latest assortments of POTJ figures:

These figures are now .0100 as of the Sebulba coll 2 case and the Vader coll 1 case:
Anakin Skywalker with Pit Droid
Darth Maul (Final Duel) [with bubble sticker]
Princess Leia Organa: General
Qui-Gon Moisture Farmer (there is also a variation with a black sticker over an incorrect date stamp on the .0000 cardback)
Chewbacca
Tusken Raider
Battle Droid: Security
Jek Porkins
Gungan Warrior
Boss Nass: Sacred Place

The following figures are ONLY available on .0100 cardbacks:
Dagobah Vader
Sebulba
Obi-Wan Kenobi (ANH version)
Fode & Beed

 


 

Marmit Fett
November 25, 2000 | 7:43 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Click here for a photo of the Marmit Boba Fett box. Thanks go to Franky Chan of Hit Toys in Hong Kong for the use of his photo!

 


 

Speak Up!
November 25, 2000 | 7:41 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

I’ve posted my Speak Up! article about scalping. Please take a look and send any comments/nasty e-mails 🙂

 


 

Looong story -short
November 25, 2000 | 12:16 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well guys I’ll sum up the “Black Fri” TRU sale now… Honestly most reports I personally got were of people finding nothing worth the early get up time or crowd fighting. Did get reports of R2 being found, but seems more not as lucky stories. Reports ranged from 1-20 R2’s at 1 particular store… But maybe (and most likely) this means we will see R2’s in he stores that didn’t get any today, I might stop in over the next few days. I hit my TRU again later in the afteroon and I can say they will definetly need to restock some shelves, Star Wars upon a few others were empty… So maybe soon us unlucky folk will have something to talk about and just think alot less competition to deal with at the same time. Good luck guys and congrats to the lucky take 1’s. Guys please lets remember 1 thing though let’s not treat these like gold now considering they were found for a buck and the whole”rare” factor has been knocked down a few notches…

 


 

LEGO Watto minifig and New Pics
November 24, 2000 | 7:49 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

FBTB now has a larger pic of the upcoming Watto minifig, as well as box back art for 7106 Droid Escape, 7126 Battle Droid Carrier and 7127 Imperial AT-ST.

 


 

Back in stock
November 24, 2000 | 3:59 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Starshow have General Leia and Qui-Gon back in stock now.

 


 

Big TRU FLOP
November 24, 2000 | 8:05 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yup guys I’m back and my TRU tanked and had nothing, zero, zilch, nada… Only “new” figs were coll#1 F/F so big waste. Now I’m tired and cranky and nothing to be excited about. Did get some reports of coll#3 F/F reports but nothing that said Sandtroopers, Fett, Weequay,
or any of the “rarer” (is that even a usable term anymore). Also no real confirmations such as scans. So please let me know what you guys are finding. Hope most had better luck than I.

UPDATE:Well mixed across the board on how things faired for people, some did good others were in Sidster’s boat. I am hearing from the obvious no R2’s to 1-2-20 at 1 store. I haven’t given up and hope to see some at my TRU soon. I and a few Yak-ers noticed alot of mom’s and dads’ getting figs for the lil 1’s, so that’s good they are the future-us. Also met up with a great kid today looking for figs for himself my bud Sid (coinky dink or what) was a teen collector, customizer, you name it. Love seeing that. I’ll try to keep some updates up as I hear more stories. Thanks to ALL you great people for reporting in.

 


 

Vote For the Header
November 24, 2000 | 12:56 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

As the vote is nearing its end and with over 560 votes, here are the top 10 so far:
1) Dagobah Vader
2) Commtech Stormtrooper
3) Vader w/ Rem Helmet
4) Boba Fett 300
5) Amanaman
6) 12″ Biker Scout
7) Bespin Luke POTF2
8) R2 w/ Holo Leia
9) Coruscant Guard
10) Slave Leia
If you still want to vote, you have just a little time left. You do not have to vote for any of the above names, just click on the link to the left to send in your vote.

 


 

Happy Life Day??
November 23, 2000 | 11:46 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The Official SW site updated today wishing everyone a Happy Life Day. Go here to see LucasFilm’s Happy Life Day message which even comes with a singing Ewok. No, I’m not making this up.

 


 

Need some HELP
November 23, 2000 | 8:25 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

I am looking for some major help and hopefully a burning question answered. I had a report of Coll#3 F/F figs showing up at a TRU for the sale, no definite proof was given but came from a person on a list I’m part of. IF anyone can help me find out if this is happening or not PLEASE mail me here. Also a friend says 2 very good sources told him we’d see these show up. I would love any help finding out the truth here. I find it almost hard to believe as we never saw these the 1st big dump, so if you have any info please let me know. Any TRU employees or customers that can help I would greatly appreciate.

 


 

Sebulba Wave at KB
November 23, 2000 | 7:39 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

The new Sebulba wave is now showing up at KB Toys. Thanks to Ray for the news.

 


 

Happy Thanksgiving to all and some R2 confirms
November 23, 2000 | 12:19 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well guys before I head off stuff myself silly and…sleep. I wanted to share some comments on the prized holy grail we will be out looking for tommorrow, R2 with holo Leia.
Since my post last night I have had some more comments AND some scans to confirm. I won’t post scans cause there are a few but some people ARE finding the lil guy for sure, but not 20 at time has been confirmed YET. Here are some comments 1 from a TRU mgr.

John in Houston, Texas said this
“Hey Sidster,
Figured I’d drop you a line in response to your post. I went by my local TRU today to find a (and I mean A) R2 with holo Leia. They did have at least 50 or so commtech Vaders and Stormtroopers. ”

John from Indaiana had this to say
“I was able to stop in at two Toys R Us stores before work on Wednedsay afternoon. The first stop was in Merrillville Indiana
( Southlake Mall). There were at least 20-30 commtech Vaders and
Stormtroopers at this store. Only a few were on the pegs but as I went
to the back wall ( on the way to the storeroom 🙂 there was a large
bin about 2 feet deep and they were full of vaders and troopers not ONE R2.The second stop was at the Toys R Us in Lansing Illionis. No new markdown figures were on the pegs so I asked a clerk and he found a case of markdown POTF commtech figures. As he opened the case I saw
the R2 and gently reached into the box and held on to it.
For CERTAIN there will be a few more R2’s at the Lansing store and
Definetely NONE at the Merriville store.”

and 1 last from a TRU mgr
“I believe I can shed some light as I am a manager for a TRU.
40 Commtech R2’s are possible. A good chunk of the TRUs are recieving anywhere from 10 to 50+ cases of this wave…not EVERY TRU is getting these HTF figures, my store is one of them although my friend at another store hooked me up and got me 3 R2’s and a buttload of
Stormtroopers.”

So there ya have it again good luck and regardless try to enjoy guys.
Remember that alot of other stores will have stocked shelves too, so you may find many other goodies lurking you need/want.

 


 

LEGO 2001 a TRU Exclusive?!?
November 23, 2000 | 9:59 AM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

FBTB has all the latest on this development . . .

 


 

More on R2 and TRU
November 22, 2000 | 11:41 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well since I posted I have got a few bits of mail with some reports of people finding the lil guy. Thing is some people are reporting exuberant amounts that just don’t seem real for 1 store alone to get in, while others seem more realistic. Then there are those that don’t add up 1 way or another. Some reports from 10-12 being found then some 40+ at 1 store which is kinda hard to fathom. I would love to say where the reports are coming from but with so much inconsistency across the board I will wait. I ask that from now on anyone reporting a find if you could scan a receipt or even a pic of how many you landed, otherwise it’s tough to honestly report what’s out there. In some instances I believe it to be a hype issue and for that, until further proof is shown I will leave it alone. IF in fact R2 is showing up as some claim then Hasbro pulled a quick 1 on us AGAIN…

 


 

A Special Request
November 22, 2000 | 6:12 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

I am seeking fellow collectors that live in Japan. PLEASE, if you are living there and are at this page, email me athfsolo@yakface.com as I have a special favor to ask of you. Thanks.

 


 

Marmit Fett coming real soon
November 22, 2000 | 4:41 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

A friend in Japan let me know that Marmit now intend to release their 12″ Boba Fett doll/kit next Wednesday, 29th November. At last…

 


 

To get R2 or not to….
November 22, 2000 | 4:32 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Well guys lots of reports of R2’s being found lots of it not…. I myself popped in at 2 TRU today and nada yet, I will head back to 1 tonight cause they expected 1 truck today. So it’s really a 50/50 chance and here’s some proof…

“Hey Sidster!
I work at the TRU in Beavercreek, Oh. and am sad to say that last night, I unloaded the last truck before Fridays sale and no R2/Holo Leia’s were on it. Rumor has it that we will be getting it, sometime.
When I pull it off the truck, I will certainly let everyone know.
Later,
Assailant
P.S.
Interactive Yoda has been reduced to $19.95”

So there ya go though some of us may get up early for nada (I hope not me), others will score. But there still maybe hope for us early birds that don’t get anything. Thanx Assailant for the info man.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all and good luck on Fri.

UPDATE:I have been recieving more reports of people finding out their TRU won’t have some of the elusive stuff expected. I, myself can attest as my local looks like it may have only some but not quite what was thought. But I also understand that if some TRU don’t have the product for Fri it still may come in. So still hope there and heck I ‘m not complaining to get some CT Troopers or R2’s for even 2 bux. So again good luck and congrats to those that have scored already.

 


 

99c finds
November 22, 2000 | 4:09 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

ACPin was at Jack’s 99c Store in Manhattan, NYC and found the following figures and other items:
Captain Panaka
Naboo Royal Security
Battle Bags
Accessory sets (series 1)
Nute Gunray cup toppers
E1 gift wrap
All, shockingly enough, 99c!

ACPin also mentions that he has updated his cool dioramas site with a bunch of new toys in action! Stop by and take a look!

 


 

Star Wars and Sci-Fi 2nd Annual Collectors Show
November 22, 2000 | 3:01 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

November 26th, 2000
9am – 4pm
Location: Howard Johnson Hotel
Wright Brothers Blvd
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Just off I-380 at the Eastern Iowa Airport Exit
For all inguiries call (319) 373-1386: Ask for Mike

 


 

12″ Qui-Gon and Amidala sets
November 22, 2000 | 12:54 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

More on these sets showing up at Value City, this time from AustinDPowers:
“Found a “ton” of “escape From Naboo 12inch” sets at Value City in Paramus, New Jersey, as far as I know, this is the only store in the NY/NJ area, but yet I may be wrong.”

 


 

HUGE Etoys.com Sale!
November 22, 2000 | 8:48 AM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

FBTB has the complete 22 set listing of Star Wars LEGO sets currently discounted at Etoys.com!

 


 

TRU report from Florida
November 21, 2000 | 11:04 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yak-er Marc “Draven” wrote in with some info on some figs in the still yet undecided electoral win state. Marc said a TRU by him recieved several cases of Holo Sid wave and some Soft goods wave also. He also stressed no classic waves yet, but we know there’s still time. So now most of us just have to wait and see what Fri brings. Marc wished all good luck as do I. Now getting up will be the hard part…

 


 

New Hasbro Site Open
November 21, 2000 | 10:23 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Hasbro has redone their site and it has opened today. There are a few pics of the upcoming Aurra Sing 3 3/4 figure that you can see after you register. There is another poll for a fan choice figure. This time the choices are:
Admiral Ozzel, Amanaman, Ben Quadinaros, Major Bren Derlin and Yarael Poof. Finally, there is an update on the Duros figure, which looks excellent and even has a blaster holder on his ankle. Thanks to everyone who wrote in about it and Rebelscum.

Update: (Greg) – Vote Amanaman! This guy deserves a figure. Major Derlin and Admiral Ozzel would end up really similar to existing figures such as Hoth Rebel Soldier and Captain Piett respectively. Ben Quadinaros? C’mon people! Yarael Poof? Ok, he’s not bad…but to make him fit in the box he’d probably end up badly out of proportion. Amanaman is the way to go! And besides…fruit is good for you.

 


 

Forget Black Friday
November 21, 2000 | 9:04 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Start Shopping NOW!!!!!! Amazon.com now has many figures in stock, all just .97 a piece. Use the search box and search on the figure that you want.

Search Now:
In Association with Amazon.com

 

 


 

Wookie Scout Images
November 21, 2000 | 8:53 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

I received my Invasion Of Theed game today in the mail. These are images of the Wookie Scout that comes with the game. Overall the figure is a decent figure. The game is very nice, with many items inside. If you are into roleplaying this looks like it could be a very fun game.
Wookie Scout Loose
Carded Front Shot
Carded Back Shot

 


 

U.S. Retail for LEGO Star Wars 2001
November 21, 2000 | 8:38 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

FBTB has the pricing for the upcoming sets onsite now . . .

 


 

Let’s help each other out
November 21, 2000 | 6:02 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Guys with all the reports of people finding R2’s with Holo Leia at TRU already looks like my confirmation was on it… I just want to stress to all that we know without the stuff expected, TRU will be a zoo on Fri anyway, but with it OH BOY… Let’s just all try to be fair and help the next man out if you get in the door 1st and get to the isle to find 30 R2’s don’t hoard them guys. Remember your fellow collector if you can grab some and give some to those looking that made it in after you. I mean things could work out cool or very bad… Lets’ try to make as many people we can happy. We know the insanity that can happen (e.g. Cabbage Patch dolls, Nintendo, PS2) so let’s TRY to avoid all that. I wish all luck I’ll be there and I’ll leave either happy or frustrated hopefully it’ll be…
Oh and 1 more thing grab 1 toy at least for the Toys for Tots, some kids get nothing and man that hurts to know…

 


 

Free Roworr….?
November 21, 2000 | 5:54 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Yup that’s right guys you can try and nab yourself a brand new Invasion Of Theed Boxed Set With Exclusive Roworr Fig this week at Jawa.com. These guys have been coming thru with some cool giveaways lately, dirty scavengers I tell ya…. So head over and try your luck out.

 


 

Great news from Ultarama
November 21, 2000 | 5:49 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post

Guys got some great info from my buddy Mort at Ultarama on a great free shipping offer. Guys definetly take advantage and get that “has it all” Star Wars collector some cool display pieces for the holidays. You can read the press releasehere.

 


 

Watto’s Box
November 21, 2000 | 4:59 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Shabby Blue found Watto’s Box @ a KB in Tulsa, OK for $7.99! As I remember, someone else reported a similar find not too long ago. Sounds like this set, along with R2-D2 with holo Leia, is starting to surface again. Sadly, no similar news on the Eopie yet.

 


 

R2-D2 with holo Leia
November 21, 2000 | 4:45 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Lots of e-mail about this figure and TRU. And there are two different stories appearing – either people are walking into the stores and finding this figure by the dozen for $1.97, or they are being told that it’s not available, they don’t have any and won’t get any. One TRU in Killeen, TX, seems to have taken the R2-D2s out and then put the rest on the floor….sounds like some nasty employees at work there rather than the toys not being available. Basically, if you have been told these toys aren’t coming in at all, that doesn’t sound right at all – keep checking back. The chances are that the employees saying things like that are getting fed up with collectors asking about them and just want peace. These are positively definitely out there…keep looking! And be glad if you didn’t pay extra money on eBay.

 


 

12″ Aurra Sing
November 21, 2000 | 4:41 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

eToys have the 12″ Aurra Sing with book for the lower price of $45. Thanks to Jonathan Pagaduan for the news!

 


 

R2 with Holo Leia
November 20, 2000 | 10:55 PM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post

Toys R Us stores have been the place to find the elusive R2-D2 with Holo Leia and they should be even more plentiful the day after Thanksgiving. Stores are being told to keep the stock in the backroom until Friday November 24th. Reports of it being clearance priced at $1.97 also add to the drama. If you’re brave enough to tackle a toy store on “Black Friday,” good luck. I’d check in earlier also since most retailers don’t tend to obey street dates on “that” Friday.

 


 

Ultarama Stand Winner of the Week
November 20, 2000 | 10:29 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

Congrats to Dave Weisberg, this weeks winner of the Ultarama stand. If you have not entered click on the link to the left. Send in your name.

 


 

Top Ten Survey
November 20, 2000 | 10:09 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post

This in from the fine collectors at Rebelscum.com. “Our goal is quite simple, getting more of the figures collectors want made. In talking with Andy, taking into account the increase in “classic” figures and Episode II on the horizon, I asked what other Episode I figures we might see made. Andy expressed a real interest in finding out what figures collectors wanted and we developed the idea of a very simple survey that would allow fans to pick ten they wanted most.”
So I am not sure what you are waiting for, click on the link and cast your vote.

 


 

R2-D2 with Holo Leia is BACK!
November 20, 2000 | 5:25 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Coruscant Toys are reporting a find of a supply of R2-D2 with Holo Leia @ a TRU store – head over there for more! Thanks to t-bone28 for the info!

 


 

Cheap Maul Mask
November 20, 2000 | 2:17 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Tony sent in this info on a recent find: “I was at K-Mart shopping, and I noticed a Darth Maul mask Not a plastic one but a full head latex. There was a sign saying 90% off, but no price on the mask. I asked a guy and he said they were (originally) $8.99. When I got to the counter, the same guy, couldn’t figure how to ring it up, so he sent a coworker to find an Item for 8.99. He came back say this cost 6.99. Well to finish this, I paid .69 for a real nice Darth Maul mask”

 


 

Rorworr in the UK
November 20, 2000 | 2:13 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post

Unbelievable as it sounds, there is a way to get the Theed RPG game set with Rorworr in the UK right now.Amazon.co.uk have the toy in stock. For more details, and info on how to get a further £5 off the price, check out The Public Universe. Thanks to Walrus Man for pointing it out!

 


 

Sales, Sales, Sales
November 19, 2000 | 6:38 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

During this holiday season, FBTB continues to keep a daily eye on all of the Star Wars LEGO sales. I’ve added information for Best Buy, Media Play and WalMart.com today. If you’re looking for deals, then look no further!

 


 

New Star Wars LEGO Sets Arrive
November 19, 2000 | 6:36 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post

I’ve received multiple reports of them showing up at Zellers and Toys’RUs stores . . . in Canada!

 


 

Invasion of Theed/Roworr pics
November 19, 2000 | 3:18 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post

Here are some nice pics of the Invasion of Theed box and Roworr figure. Thanks to Womprat for