OOM-9 at The Jawa has just put up
an image comparing an image on the new B-Wing box with an image from the old B-Wing Instruction sheet…same image.
With only a few days until the next fan-figure poll, I’d like to hear from the fans as to what figure you’d like to see next? It probably won’t sway Hasbro at this stage of the game, but hey, it’s neat speculation. I’ll collect tallies for a couple days, then post the top five most popular here at Yak. Send your most wanted figure request by clicking here. Let’s see how close our final list matches up to Hasbro’s!
James from Pegwarmer.com writes to us here at Yak to tell us to let our readers know that they’ve introduced Forums to their page. Also up is the first installment of Affe Jungen’s Dewback Dew Comic Strip A few other features. Check it out!
This weeks collection comes from firstname.lastname@example.org. I didn’t choose to highlight this particular collection for amount or content, but for style.
This guy’s smooth with his display properties for his collection including that fish tank. Man, we can all take some hints from him for setting up our loose items.
Good job! If anyone would like to write to Spidey click here and tell him what you think about his collection! And, as always, if you’d like your collection highlighted here on Yak, send the links or picture to me by clicking here. Remember, no single pics over 80k or thereabouts! Thanks!
Not the actual movie adaptation, mind you, but cool titles nonetheless! It involves 2 specific bounty hunters that will be making their debut in Episode II, (and no, it’s not Aurra Sing and Boba Fett). For more spoiler-filled information, head on over to Darkhorse.com. Alternatively, Star Wars.com has a featurette on these titles. The two titles are scheduled for release around Christmas 2001, and the second to follow on January 2002. Sorry for the vague report, but there still are a few purists out there that actually want to be surprised (I envy them!) when the movie is released… unlike me.
Attention Openers!!! There is finally a reason/use for the air hose which hangs off of Ten Numb (the “generic” POTJ B-Wing Pilot). When you open your B-Wing, look in the cockpit on the right side of the pilot’s seat (as you face the B-Wing). At the front corner of the “arm rest” on the right of the pilot’s seat, there is a small hole which is the perfect size for Ten Numb’s Oxygen hose.
Yak Reader Clinton wrote in regarding the condition of the Topps Evolution teaser card which was included in his Star Wars Insider issue #55. You can read his entire letter in the “Collecting Promos” section of our forums section under the post “Issue 55 Topps Evolution Card.” Be sure to enter how you feel in our forums.
That’s right, although his release has yet to be confirmed Yak Reader DashandLeebo gave us a tip that you can see a prototype of the holographic Nute Gunray at Jedisiths who received the photo from 4inches.com. Click here to see the photo!
[Editor’s Note: This was one of many figures, like Lott Dodd and Shmi Skywalker, that were revealed and postponed in 1999/2000. Right now, it’s postponed indefinitely, but Shmi was as well and she’s due out relatively soon.]
Word around the Web (and on a flyer in San Diego) is that Hasbro will start its next Fan Choice poll next week… the candidates are still unknown, but with two excellent figures selected so far they can’t go wrong at this rate.
Our pals at CollectStarWars.com have updated with some great new info as well as some new images of every deluxe figure except for Maul, some images from the booth, and a shot of the new 12″ Luke Skywalker with Yoda set.
Not Star Wars, but notable other news has been posted around the web… the fine folk at YoJoe.com posted prototype shots of the all-new 4″ G.I. Joe line, and Playmates Toys has posted info on the Simpsons through wave 8. We now return you to your regularly scheduled galaxy of toy news…
A local run through of several Target stores revealed that the large dust-covered boxes with the Kaadu and Captain Tarpals are pretty much all gone– one store had one left, and another had three as of closing. So if this is a toy you’re after, don’t wait– check Target on your lunch hour today to get a real bargain of a toy for $12.44.
Rebelscum is reporting that Hasbro will be showing 3 of the 4 deluxe figures in San Diego. They will have Amanaman, Leia with the Sail Barge Cannon, and Luke in bacta tank. In addition, Hasbro will be showing Wal-Mart’s exclusive 12″ Luke with Yoda!!!
Christmas in July arrives this weekend at Hallmark stores. Saturday morning all Hallmark stores nationwide will put out their 2001 Christmas ornaments.
Yak Reader Sam writes in that he just picked up this year’s Star Wars Oranaments at Hallmark, and that the R2-D2 is very cool, the others are ok but nothing special. (It appears he got very lucky getting these early– most Hallmark stores will not even show, much less sell the “new” Christmas ornaments even one day early.
Star Wars.com has posted a better and clearer image of the forthcoming Emperor’s Wrath Vader. Click above to take a peek. I, for one, am looking forward to this puppy! Thanks to C. Gorman for the tip!
Rebel Scum has posted some large photos of the Luke bacta tank that they were able to grab a Toy Fair last Spring— that’s right— Hasbro had this nearly complete a Five months ago at toy fair.
In addition to showing a lot of details, these photos also show the control panel for the bacta tank which was not shown on Star Wars.com’s photos.
With Every Question For Justice, our worthless Q&A feature, has once again been updated with more questions and answers for your pondering needs. Please feel free to send in more inquiries for Friday’s update.
Fans in the United States who have yet to see Episode One– both of you– should be glad to know that the official Star Wars site has posted a news article announcing that the Fox network has a new airdate for the film that tops E! Online‘s recent “Top Ten Worst Sequels” list.
Sunday, November 25, 2001 from 7-10 p.m. ET/PT.
If you need the full story (which is shorter than this one) kindly follow this link.
Sponsor Entertainment Earth sent along some news today…
“The newest wave of Star Wars Power of the Jedi action figures are in stock now. Choose a full case or a 4-pack:
SW POTJ Wave 12 4-Pack (Item# 84455GG, $39.99) http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=84455GG
Includes 1x Sabe – Queen’s Decoy, 1x Ketwol, 1x Bespin Guard – Cloud City Security, 1x Ellorrs Madak – Duro – Fan’s Choice Figure #1 (Subject to change).
SW POTJ Collection 2 (Wave 12) (Item# 84455G, $89.99) http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=84455G
Includes 3x Sabe – Queen’s Decoy, 3x Ketwol, 3x Bespin Guard – Cloud City Security, 3x Ellorrs Madak – Duro – Fan’s Choice Figure #1 (Subject to change).
Also, Entertainment Earth will once again have a spectacular booth at International Comic-Con in San Diego, filled with all kinds of activities, prizes, and surprises.
Win action figures and toys from our giveaway sponsors McFarlane Toys, Sideshow, Mezco Toyz, InToyz, Vital Toys and N2 Toys. We will also have a pinball machine for visitors to play and will have awesome deals, including rock bottom priced action figures.
Please come by our booth and ask us why Entertainment Earth Rules the Planet to receive a free gift! Valid for Entertainment Earth customers as of 7/12/01. Limit one gift per customer.
Come join us for the largest event of its kind in the United States. Hope to see you there!”
The Official Site has just posted a photo of this year’s Luke figure. As we saw in the black and white fax photo a few weeks ago it includes luke, the bacta tank, a control panel and more. Click here to see it.
Thanks to Yak Readers Rob, DrthSidios, Scouttrooper007, DashandLeebo and Chris for the heads-up.
Yak Reader Brian S. wrote in with what may the first report on the final clearance of the 12″ Tarpals and Kaadu set. He writes “I just got back from my local SuperTarget. While I was in the toy department looking for the B-Wing, a Target employee came by and marked all the 12″ Tarpals & Kaduu 2-packs down to $12.44… Not Bad, Ehh?”
UPDATE: Yak Readers Wdemler and Leoj wrote in reporting the same price at their stores.
New Force Comics has the new Sabe, Ketwol Ellorrs Madak-Duros, Bespin guard wave(84455 000 T) available for order. Ther stock will arrive the first of next week and be available for immediate shipment. You can get a case of this wave (which has 3 of each of these new figures) for $69.99 or a set of 4 (Sabe, Ellorrs Madak-Duros, Ketwol, and Bespin Guard) for $27.96 . To order go to New Force Comics.
Hasbro has justed updated their Star Wars site with a photo and detailed description of Amanaman. Highlights include: Increased shoulder articulation, a new staff, and the skeleton is definately included. Click here to go there.
The latest edition of the Star Wars Insider (#55) is hitting mailboxes. Mine arrived today, and we have had a number of reports from across the country of them hitting.
Agent 1177 points out that this edition has some great spoiler material about EII including the origins of some of the fan community’s favorite chracters/figures from the original trilogy.
THE JEDI REMNANT is reporting that their petition to get General Crix Madine (Imperial defector to the Rebellion) into Power of the Jedi Plastic has almost doubled again. It’s now at 867 names, and STILL growing. If you haven’t signed up yet, and you want to see General Madine off the list of vintage figures waiting to be remade, click here.
For the upcoming issue #55, TheForce.net has posted pics for those of us who just can’t wait!!! I’ve seen ’em, they’re juicy. Check them out!
Right now over at Amazon.com, they are offering Star Wars grab-bags of apparently things that they’ve been overstocked on for a long time. The ad reads like this;
“When one Star Wars toy isn’t enough, try an assortment of goodies instead. This nine-piece grab bag bundle holds a wide variety of playthings based on the popular movies. Playsets and action figures from the original trilogy as well as Phantom Menace selections are included. It’s a great choice for those who like surprises, for those who prefer more than just one toy, and for collectors looking to expand their displays. NOTE: Contents may vary with each purchase.”
Interesting if you like surprises. The cost? $14.99. Click here for a direct link right to the page.
As many of you have discovered, the Episode One Visual Dictionary and Cross Sections books have also shown up on clearance at bookstores in malls around the United States at a price around $5… a great deal, for sure. There’s never been a better time to start a reference library!
Yak Reader Todd W. wrote in to say that he was able to snag his B-wing at Target in San Antonio using the DPCI number.
UPDATE: Yak Reader Matt snagged his B-Wing while traveling in NC at the Hanes Mall Target in Winston-Salem thanks to a nice stocker who checked the DPCI and pulled the B-Wing from the back.
It sounds like B-Wings are “here” nationwide, granted finding them will still be “fun” for a while.
Good hunting to all.
Yak Reader JasonK from Spokane, WA wrote in to let us know that his local target has actually put shelf stickers with price and product ID information out for the B-Wing, and that although the shelf was empty when he got there, his store had put them out on the shelf. He pointed out that this does not appear to have been a reset of the entire toys area, just a new shelf tag for the B-Wing where the 12″ Captain Tarpals and Kaadu had previously been placed.
JediSith’s petition to get General Madine into POTJ plastic is growing fast. It is now over 440 names, with more being added all the time. If you haven’t signed up yet, go over to JediSiths now and sign the guestbook.
Remember, like a lot of people have been pointing out if we really want to see a POTJ Madine, we need to get the number of names to 10,000 or more. Click here to sign up.
Thanks to everyone who has written in with updates of their hunt for the elusive Target exclusive B-Wing. Before I share a few of the tales of the hunt I have received, as you will see from the parts of the country reporting in, the bottom line is this, if you haven’t found one yet (myself included) keep looking!!!!! They are out there.
Yak Reader Kevin from Greensboro, NC writes: “Took the UPC number to my local Target and they pulled an unopened case out of the back and I got to pick a MINTY-FRESH one. Tell the readers to ask. The folks at Target were more than willing to sell me one.”
Yak Reader IG-88 writes: “I was able to pick up a B-Wing by asking a clerk to check the DCP. The clerk entered it in and immediately went to the back and pulled one out. I asked her is it only one per person and she said yes. There was no hesitation in her going straight to the back to pull one out. I think it is a store by store case whether they give you receive the cold shoulder or strike it rich.”
Yak Reader Ron writes: “Went to my local target here in Tulsa, OK, and asked them to check the dpc code on the scanner and they did and it showed that they were in stock, so the nice lady went to the back room and brought out a case of 4 items I took one and she put the rest on the shelf. I was very nice and courteous to the lady and it paid off!!!”
Yak Reader Brandon in Illinois writes: “I live in Central Illinois (Peoria) and wanted to pass along that I was able to score a B Wing today at our Target. I had an employee in the electronics dept. look up the DPCI number and sure enough they had cases in the back. He was very helpful and retrieved a case from the back storage area. They were packed 4 to a case and I purchased two (one for a friend)
at the cost of $39.99 each.”
Yak Reader Jennifer found that she was able to score her B-Wing in Southern California with the skew number, 2) a nice employee, 3) common courtesy and sharing some anti-scalper talk.
Remember courtesy will get you a long way. They employees get sick of being asked for exclusives which people have been asking them about for over a month, if you are nice to them you will probably get a lot farther.
Looks like the B-Wings may be on stealth mode in some areas.
Yak Reader Rosemaster from St. Louis writes: “I have also gone to Target and asked about the DPC when they weren’t on the shelf. The clerk entered the code, thought a while, and then said they wouldn’t be on the shelf until they reset everything. They were not about to bring one out to me, and I got a feeling they saw something on their screen that convinced them not to. Others here in the St. Louis area are reporting the same result. A long pause, followed by “not until
we reset the shelves” is the standard response here.
Yak Reader Red 5 writes “I can assure you that the LRT does not tell Target employees anything about whether a product needs to stay in the backroom until a reset. The employee he asked must have been familiar with the toy. I suggest asking an employee away from the toy section who may not be familiar with the toy. They may just see it as any other item and pull it for you. I am a toy dept manager
at Target and people ask me about other items all the time. I don’t think anything of it. If we have it, I go back and pull it.
Just because it looks weird and is just as pricey, it seems fair to point out a preproduction Sith Attack Speeder on ebay. Auction #1615414953 features a mostly purple and light blue speeder along with an off-white Maul with a black robe. If for no reason other than it’s quite striking, check it out.
Reeleffects.com is filling the popular void of Episode One themed shirts with the latest piece of unlicensed Star Wars memorabilia with their very own garment exclaiming “I Am The Phantom Editor.” “Get the before they are banned!!!” the site boasts… more than once.
At least a few US Waldenbooks stores have received dirt cheap clearance books from Episode One, both good, and priced to move.
The Art Of Star Wars: Episode One
A Hardcover version of the $39.99 book is being sold for $5.99.
Star Wars: The Making of Episode I (aka The Making Of The Phantom Menace)
A softcover version of the $19.95 book is being sold for $3.99.
While the books appear to be indentical to the US releases, these are all surplus UK books. Getting the pair for under $10 is a great deal, both are stuffed with art and information that are well worth reading, even if you weren’t the biggest fan of the most recent Star Wars flick. Get thee to a mall!
Let’s give a big ol’ Episode I Anakin “Yipee!” for this excellent news! SirStevesGuide.com had a running petition for the bringing back of the Micro Machine line for the classic prototypes we had seen a while back, and new Episode II ships, and it seems that Hasbro is still listening. While still unknown exactly what will be produced, the line will definitely be making a comback in the near future, (not in 2001, but definitely before the release of Episode II). Apparently Hasbro will be doing a 60% Episode II/40% “Classic” and Episode I ratio for the case assortments. So, if you’re one of the collectors that hated to see the Micro Machine line die, take heart, they are coming back! And I think we oweSirStevesGuide.com a big congratulations for this achievement!
Yak Reader Taun-Ton writes that he was able to score a b-wing by asking a clerk at Target to check the DPCI# (087-06-1954) when there were none on the shelf. It looks like more and more stores are getting them. Good hunting.
D & S Sci-fi Toy World has POTJ Figures – Sabe, Ketwol, Bespin Guard, Ellorrs Madak, the B-Wing,
Jedi Braid with Micro Machine Starship, as well as the hard to find Hasbro Federation Tank & Skiff back in stock.
EDISON, NJ–July 12, 2001-Ultarama™ is coming to Comic-Con with an exciting lineup of new background scenes and special guests to meet! Come visit us at Booth #3110 (next to Hasbro Star Wars) to have some fun! When you stop by, make sure that you enjoy everything we have going on at the booth:
· Meet Michonne Bourriague, actress and model who portrayed Aurra Sing in Episode 1! Also be sure to see Shannon Baksa (Mara Jade) and Richard LeParmentier (Admiral Motti)!
· Saturday meet Philip Wise and Mark Hurray, two of the dynamic forces that bring Star Wars fans everywhere the Rebelscum.com Star Wars Toy News And Reference web site!
· Pick up an Ultarama™ at a show special price of $25 and Michonne, Shannon, or Richard will autograph one of your background scenes for free!
· See and purchase the new, never before seen, Star Trek Ultarama™ Communicator exclusive!
· Check out our new prototype Sci Fi scenes and see the center section insert!
As always, take this with a grain of salt until October, but it’s an interesting prospect if it turns out to be true. “Agent 1177” writes with this information;
“I’m not at full liberty to say, since this is second hand information, but there may be another expanded Podrace scene on the Phantom Menace DVD. It has to do with Anakin’s pod going haywire (more than in the original version), and Anakin using the force to alleviate the problem.”
I guess we’ll find out in October. If anyone can confirm this with proof, let us know. Not too big a deal, but neat nonetheless.
“Bizarro Fett” writes to inform us that Kay-Bee, in fact, bought a whole slew of the early Star Wars Lego’s, and aside from offering them on KBKids.com, they are or will also be offering them in the regular brick & mortar stores at close-out prices. Bizarro also states “It’s a great opportunity to build your armies or get extra parts for making customs.” Right you are, Bizarro! Another thing noted is that the Sith Infiltrator and Pod Race Arena, (newer sets), are on close-out as well.
Rebelscum has just posted a brief Q & A from Hasbro following up on the Shreveport Convention.
Among the highlights are:
Amanaman is 4.18 inches tall (in scale with 3 3/4 figures)
Dak IS removable and articulated, but doesn’t have a removable helment
The Wal-mart Tie Bomber and crashed Snowspeeder have a suggested retail price of $29.99
Yak Reader Devan S. reports:
At my local Wal Mart in Newmarket, Onatrio, they are liquidating their POTF and Episode 1 figures for $1CND! Have seen Sandtrooper, Emperor, Qui-Gon, Amidala, etc. Also assorted POTJ for $8.91 CND.
It looks like yet another round of clearance figures may be hitting. Keep your eyes out.
Here are some excellent deals at KBkids.com!
LEGO System Star Wars Sith Infiltrator $16.99
Star Wars Episode I Gungan Sub LEGO Playset $29.99
Star Wars Episode I Droid Fighter LEGO Playset $3.99
Star Wars Electronic Darth Maul Double-Bladed Lightsaber $9.99
Star Wars LEGO Landspeeder $3.99
Star Wars LEGO Speeder Bikes $5.99
LEGO System Star Wars Naboo Fighter $12.99
Star Wars: 12″ Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Vader Electronic Figures $24.99
Star Wars: 12″ Luke Skywalker Action Figure in Ceremonial Gear $12.99
Sith Speeder and Darth Maul $2.99
Plus if you are a first-time buyer use the coupon code [KBKIDLINK],
it’s worth $5.00 off a first-time purchase of $30.00 or more.
DashandLeebo writes to me today to let me know how their General Madine petition is going;
“I’d like to give everyone an update on the petition I’m running.
I now have around 250 names, but I’m still looking for people who hasn’t signed up yet. Visit THE JEDI REMNANT FIGURES at Jedisiths, and sign your name in the guest book.
Here’s info on the petition:
3 3/4 inch POWER OF THE JEDI General Crix Madine.
Accesory ideas: silver pointer. green Moon of Endor holo.”
This week the collection I chose to highlight is from “JD Marlow”. He sends me images of his quite impressive collection. You’re a collecting fiend, JD! Everyone, enjoy the images! Don’t forget, once a week I’ll be highlighting a collection, so mail the images to me. Just remember, keep them at a minimum, about 80k or less each. Thanks!
Rebelscum and Collect Star Wars are reporting that SOME TRU stores are matching the Amazon.com price of $20.00 on the 12″ Dewback and Sandtrooper. They also point out that some other TRU stores have refused to match the price. Those stores who have been willing to match the price have required a printout of the page from Amazon.com showing the price on the 12″ Dewback and Sandtrooper. So don’t count on your local store agreeing to sell dewies for $20, but if you need a Dewie it might be worth asking.
Amazon/Toys “R” Us offered the 12″ Dewback/Sandtrooper set on its online site for a paltry $20, shipping included, yesterday. Sadly, this sold out before the news got posted. While it isn’t likely that it will show up in Amazon‘s discount section again soon, they do have some other nifty cheap items from a sub-$10 shipped Naboo Fighter to a Beast Machines Supreme Cheetor for only $10.
Keep checking your local Toys “R” Us stores for discounts on the Dewback– it could happen at any time!
Chris writes in with this…
“I found the Sandtrooper wave (Sandtrooper, Qui-Gon in Jedi Training Gear and
Obi-wan in Cold Weather Gear) at my local Walmart in Bathurst, New
Brunswick, about two weeks ago. In fact, there are still some there right now! They’re just $8.79; paying $11.99 at Toys ‘R Us is a real rip-off.”
There ya go. Make capitalism work for you and check all your local stores!
The Force.net has posted a copy of the Episode I DVD Commericial on their site. It is a rather large file, but if you have a fast connection, or have the time it is definitely worth the download. Click here to go there and download a copy.
Man, I can’t believe it. I was over looking around on e-Bay, and I just can’t believe how much prices are dropping over the past couple years. I saw loose EV-9D9’s going for $30-$40, Loose Amanaman’s for around $50, and Lando General loose/complete going for a record $10.50!!! Amazingly, a few years ago before the reissue, the A-Wing (the actual ship now, NOT the pilot), loose and complete would fetch $400-$600. Now, it’s lucky to bring $100. My whole point to this article? If you are interested in vintage and have holes that need filling in your collection, check over on e-Bay. You may be pleasantly surprised!
One of my reliable sources is telling me that this awesome piece, the 12″ Luke Dagobah with Yoda in the backpack, will be a Walmart exclusive and retail for $28.96. We probably won’t see this thing until Christmas 2001, or perhaps early 2002, however.
Reader Mark L. chimes in with the following news…
“I found three of the new POTJ in my local Toys “R” Us in Belleville Ontario Canada. I found Sandtrooper (Grey shoulderboard), Obi Wan Kenobi in snow gear, Qui Jon Jinn in Jedi Armour. They were $11.99 CDN each.”
Fans of large collectibles might be interested in checking out Auction #1445449441 for a life-size Anakin statue, the same type that was on display at JC Penny. We now return you to your regularly scheduled news.
With Every Question For Justice, our Q&A column, tackles the tough questions– like “Will Hasbro ever do anything with the Jedi Points?” and info of where to send your Interactive Yoda for repairs. What more could you ask for? Quite a bit, but for free With Every Question For Justice isn’t that bad.
Frequently alluded to but rarely seen, the unreleased Star Wars for 1985 have been unearthed by The Star Wars Collectors Archive via a rare binder of sketches and photos. Fans of big toys would be worth checking out the feature, entitled Star Wars Is Forever as it includes a gigantic (and mind-bogglingly cool) Imperial Outpost playset along with several vehicles that were never released.
Science Fact meets Science Fiction at the…
Sci-Fi Expo & Toy Show
July 14-15 Plano Center: Plano, Tx
2000 E Spring Creek Parkway
Over 200 tables of old and new collectibles, movies, toys, comics, cards and
Star Wars highlights include:
Kenny Baker – R2-D2
For details check out: http://www.scifiexpo.com
The new site, SWOnline.org has finally opened giving you the best in all information pertinent to the Star Wars universe as a whole! I’ve been looking around this site, and it is AWESOME! It’s been in the works for a long time, but it was most definitely worth the wait. Stop over and check it out!
Here are some great images of stuff for auction.
12″ HAN SOLO IN STORMTROOPER
12″ DEATH STAR DROID
12″ DEATH STAR TROOPER
TIE INTERCEPTOR Prototype
DARTH VADER Palm Talker
BOBA FETT Palm Talker
STORMTROOPER Palm Talker
R2D2 Palm Talker
CHEWBACCA Palm Talker
Entertainment Earth is now filling backorders for Star Wars Power of the Jedi Wave 12 4-Pack (Item# 84455GG, $39.99)
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=84455GG. This set includes 1x Sabe – Queen’s Decoy, 1x Ketwol, 1x Bespin Guard – Cloud City Security, 1x Ellorrs Madak – Duro – Fan’s Choice Figure #1.
FFURG (Forgotten Force Ultimate Resource Guide)has a brand-new
design and layout for the site, the Custom Recipes section has an all-new look, and now comes complete with a ratings guide!
It’s still a little “under construction,” you should still stop by and check it out!
In case you have yet to hear about them, TheForce.Net has posted the titles of the seven deleted scenes that will appear on the DVD this Fall.
Of note to the toy fans of the world is “The Air Taxi Sequence.” According to Toy Junkie Lore, Hasbro had an Air Taxi toy in development and it was axed when they found out the scene was cut. Interesting, no? (Or “Interesting? No.” Choose one.)
WOW! It’s the only word I can really say right at this moment! I can’t believe how successfull you guys are really making these contests! Our past contest was bigger then ever! You guys are really outdoing yourselves and I am finding myself with less and less free time lol! Anyways our contest is sponsored once again by the very nice and friendly KEBCoToys.com! This time we are going to give away once again prizes to two winners! One lucky Store Reporter will win a POTJ Biker Scout & POTJ Han Solo Bespin, while another will win a POTJ Battle Droid W/ Boomer Damage & POTJ Darth Maul Sith Apprentice W/ Armor! Talk about amazing huh! Once again Kebco is really outdoing themselves! So please, as a favor to Yakface.com and myself, please visit KEBCoToys.com! They have been so friendly and generous to us so we all need to make sure to thank them by supporting them! Every purchase you make helps keep our contests going on strong, free, and better each time! If we can get some great sales I can only promise you some way cool prizes in the future! So visit their site they have 300th Fetts still in stock for only $10.49 and some really cool POTJ Figs for as low as $2.99! They also have pre-orders available now for the upcoming Fall POTJ Figures and Deluxe Figures as well (Note: Please make sure to tell them Yakface.com sent ya!)! The Contest will begin starting with entries recieved as of Saturday, July 7th and end with the last qualified entries being recieved on Saturday, July 21st! Any person who submits a store report is automatically entered to win one of the cool sets! So get those Store Reports sent in today and May The Force Be With You!
P.S. Please make sure when sending in entries that you try to send them in the standard format:
What You Found
Submitted By First Name then Last Name initial (or nickname)
Thanks! This just helps me to post the reports faster and ensures entries are legitimate.
Yak Reader John wrote in with this update on the KB buy one get one sale:
I just wanted to let people know some details about
the KB Toys BOGO sale. As far as I can tell, they ARE
honoring it on all items (including the POTJ figures).
In fact, the sign just says “Buy one, get one free,
All Star Wars Merchandise”. However, one little tricky
part is if you buy more than 2 items at a time they
are not going But One Get One tit for tat. In other
words, if you get two items that are $4.99 and two
that are $7.99, it would seem that they would do the
sale on the same items. But they will charge you for
both $7.99 items and you will get the $4.99 ones free.
Maybe this is perfectly logical to everyone else, I
guess I was just expecting them to go item-for-item.
Just thought I’d let everyone know. Thanks!
Yak Reader Don wrote in to say that he found 4 B-wings at his local Target in Cerritos, California. The price was $39.99.
I am very pleased that our own Robert Martin has had his custom LEGO work published in the September issue of “ToyFare” magazine – in an article entitled “Appetite for Construction” Robert builds several sets that “ToyFare” believes should be made – The Matrix, GI Joe and Superheroes, Star Trek, Anime and even some Star Wars sets they should consider! (Note to the writer of the article, Tom Root – where did you come up with that *original* header for the Star Wars feature, Tom?) To see scans from the article, as well as more of Robert’s Star Wars work exclusively at FBTB, click here
Eureka! CollectStarWars.com is reporting that they had a conversation with Hasbro Direct today, and lo and behold… the 12″ Max Rebo Band sets are in development! They are reporting that these will hit Wal-mart in 2002 sometime, (being an exclusive to that store), and will consist of Max Rebo/Keyboard, (that’s one “pair”), and the other one probablybeing Sy Snootles/Joh Yowza. To read the entire article and some other tidbits about the “Dagobah” X-Wing with Yoda and the “12” Tusken Raider/Bantha 2-pack”, click on over to CollectStarWars.com. I think these band pairs are going to be on every 12″ collectors’ list. I know they’re on mine!
A number of Yak Readers have written in to clarify what IS and what IS NOT included in the TRU 25% off clearance sale. They key is looking at the price itself, since some items which are “clearance” may not have a “red” tag.
A TRU Employee writes:
The TRU 25% off clearance merchandise is on all merchandise that is on clearance. Basically the easy way to tell if it’s on clearance is if the price ends in a 97, 98, or 90. All clearance merchandise will only end in those three numbers. Also, some stuff might have a big red sticker with a UPC on it, which is called a director markdown…that merchandise is on sale, too. Today, we noticed that some merchandise has not been put in the computer as clearance(very few items are like this…mostly stuff like clearance Playstation 2 games) so it won’t give the 25% off. This is supposed to be corrected soon, but in the meantime if an item ends in 97, 98, or 90 and you don’t get 25% off tell them and they should price guarantee it down to that value.
patisyck writes: The discount is taken off at the register. So scanning an item on a price checker will not tell you anything, except to show you if it is a clearance item or not. $1.97 figures will be $1.50 after discount.
PETENLIZ9 writes in to point out that at TRU a price which ends in “9” as in 2.99 is not a clearance price.
In a bit of a surprise, brick and mortar Kay-Bee stores are starting to received overstock from the KBKids website at greatly reduced prices. These items have the Kay-Bee price tag with the logo in green and the store I visited (Arizona Mills) had signs up touting the discounts.
Items included in the sale were a Lite Brite kit ($2), the CommTech reader ($3), Battle Bags ($1), and the Lego Naboo Swamp ($5). If you haven’t been at your Kay-Bees lately, it might be time for a quick poke around.
Several Yak Readers have written in with questions regarding what is supposed to be on sale at TRU. It is our understanding that the TRU clearance sale involves 25% off of “red tagged” merchandise only. This means that any items which are on the sale will have a red price tag. The sale DOES NOT include “current” items like POTJ figures, the 12″ Sith Lords set, and the 12″ Sandtrooper and Dewback (which in most cases will have a regular orange price tag at TRU).
If anyone has anymore information, please send it in.
Yes, it’s true, or should I say TRU. “NovaHolly” writes us here at Yak to inform us that Toys R’ Us will be receiving the fan club exclusive figures that were overproduced, and putting them out for sale. The price will run about $3.00 per figure, and will include Pote Snitkin, Hoth Princess Leia, AT-AT Driver, Wuher, & the Death Star Droid. SKN numbers are being reported as 368787, 368771, 368728, 368744, and 368767. Not sure which would be which figure, but it appears that these are supposed to ship in solid cases like Wuher did earlier. If anybody sees these, let us know.
Exclusives. What’s next at retail that was originally exclusive, the Bespin Gantry Playset? Exclusives are coming down to one thing. It’s not where you buy it, but how soon you can get it and through who.
This past week I, (John), was on vacation, so my wife and I went to Maryland to stay with my virtual brother and his wife. He and I had met several years ago through a page I previously created and ran, The Star Wars Collector Circle, and have been the greatest of friends ever since. While there we raided collectible shops of all kinds, every retail outlet between lower PA and mid-state MD, and had a regular great time. Then, before we left, I took some Polaroids of his collection. That got me to thinking…
Everybody loves to drool over someone elses collection, seeing what they have, and wanting what they see. And others are proud to show off their collections for all to gander at. Unique displays to give others ideas on how to display their collection… basically it’s fun for everyone. So, every week or so, if our loyal readers would like to send me relatively small, (nothing over 80k per picture please!!!), images of their collection, I’ll post it here on Yak for the world to see! This week I will highlight these images I took of Jim B.’s collection. Nice setup, huh?
Send your images to me for the next weeks highlight by clicking here. Click on the above pics to see larger scans. If you’d like to talk to him about his collection, click here to e-mail Jim B. Enjoy!
Topps has this up at their site. Sounds like a winner to me, and a nice looking new design to boot!
“Star Wars Evolution is an all-new, all-foil 90-card set featuring the most important characters from the Original Trilogy and The Phantom Menace.
This exciting series sports a totally fresh, new look… different from any other Star Wars cards Topps has ever published. The double-image designs, enhanced by silver foil stock, are bold and cutting-edge cool.
There’s yet another reason why Star Wars Evolution is a breakthrough card set: for the first time ever, cards featuring authentic autographs of Star Wars actors will be randomly inserted into packs. At the rate of one autograph card per display box, Star Wars aficionados will have the chance to get genuine signatures of some of their favorite performers.”
Click here to read the whole article and see some more of these buggers. Thanks to “Chuck” for the heads-up.
I’ve been having reports from around the country that the LEGO Mindstorms Darkside Developer Kit are on clearance atBest Buy for a mere fraction of the original price, now going for $49.50, and at Target, who now has it on clearance for $69.90. Thanks to “Ray”, and the others who gave us the tip on this!
Darth Sinister writes me today to inform me that Sandtroopers.com has just added a new diorama section to their page! Here’s what he has to say;
“Sandtrooper Brian is our new diorama guy. Brian does some incredible work and you can check out his very own section in the Sith Channel at Sandtroopers, Channel #2. His first piece is up and it is the Mos Eisley Cantina. The amount of detail in this dio is downright amazing. This has to be seen to be believed so stop by and check it out. Here is just one of the many pics that you can view of the wretched hive of scum and villainy, the Mos Eisley Cantina. Stop by Sandtroopers.com Sith Channel 2 and check it out!”
Thanks D.S. Everyone make sure to take a trip over to see the good stuff! And while you’re at it, check out our own Diorama page here at Yak if you already haven’t. Bill, our own in-house “dioramist” (is that truly a word?) is one of the best out there!
That’s correct. It seems that Ol’ Georgie is trying to make an example out of this person to try to stop further copywright infringments. A certain Mr. Fallano was in fact making and selling prop replicas through his dealership against Lucas’ wishes, and did not stop when asked so to do. The result in laymens terms? He’s being sued for a lot of cash. I’m not taking sides here, so I leave you, the reader, to draw your own conclusions and opinions.
The reason I’m reporting this is because today I got a letter from Jango Fett, who is rallying to get Lucas to drop this “harsh” lawsuit that will undoubtedly ruin this mans life. On one hand, the guy did wrong by making money on someone else’s intellectual property after Lucas’ warnings. On the other hand, Lucas is one of the top 100 richest men in the world, and a multi-million dollar suit is really uncalled for. I’m just giving you the facts, and both sides here.
If you are in support of this guy being let off the hook, go to The Rally Page and sign the petition in support of Mr. Fallano.
With the onset of the new Deluxe Figure photos appearing, the question of “Who or what is the droid included with Darth Maul?”. Well, Yak reader “JediJef” writes in with the answer;
“The strange looking Droid that comes with the Deluxe Shirtless Darth Maul is featured in the 1st issue of the “Darth Maul” Comic Book published by Dark Horse Comics. It is shown in the comic book as being Darth Maul’s final trial before the Emperor takes him as his apprentice. Darth Maul destroys it as well as three other Droids. He destroys the Droid in the comic book with one blow from his lightsaber.
Darth Maul is in fact shirtless while fighting these four Droid’s in the the begining of the four part comic book. So, this Deluxe Figure is based off of this comic book!”
Thanks “JediJef”! That solves that. Now, what is it’s name?
Pete over at the Private Universe has just posted the first photos seen anywhere of three of the four deluxe figures. It shows Amanaman with Salacious Crumb (and yes, Amanaman appears to come with the skeleton!!), Shirtless Darth Maul which comes with a strange looking droid of some type, and bacta tank Luke, which comes with a bacta tank, hoses, and a control panel.
The latest round of TRU clearance sales starts this weekend. This is yet another chance to fill some holes in your collection or get some custom and diorama fodder.
“PackoM” from Spain writes me with this news;
“I don’t know if somebody has seen it, but I have found the first error in the next X-Wing Luke. As you can see in the Hasbro photo, the Rebel Alliance insignia is yellow but the actual color of it on Luke’s helmet is red.”
Considering that these are finished prototypes, it wouldn’t surprise me that these make it to retail with this small error. If it does, chalk it up for one more quality-control detail shortcoming from the big “H”.
Ultarama Arrives In The UK And EU; Now Available At www.redpumpkin.com!
EDISON, NJ–July 6, 2001—The power of displaying your collection with an Ultarama is now possible in the UK and EU! Ultarama is proud to announce that it has formed an alliance with The Paugus Toy Company to make the Ultarama available to all collectors throughout the UK and EU. Paugus, one of the EU’s largest Hasbro distributors, has the Ultarama in stock for immediate delivery. Just go to www.redpumpkin.com or call them at 44 19 0289 5214!
The Ultarama is a complete action figure display system that is both flexible and customizable. With the use of the Ultarama’s molded plastic platforms that contain 80 pre-molded peg holes and its proprietary pegging system, collectors can display their collections in three totally unique ways: stacked two levels high in the shape of a semicircle, clipped back-to-back in the shape of a circle, or configured as two separate and complete one level displays. With the purchase of additional Ultaramas, collectors can build their display many stories high! The Ultarama also includes four unique 8 X 10 background scenes, 48 pegs for 3 3/4″ figures, and 24 pegs for 6″ figures. The 6″ pegs also fit most 4 3/4″ figures and most vintage 3 3/4″ figures.
Collectible Display Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of proprietary display systems that provide visually enhancing environments for displaying collectible action figures. Both internationally and in the U.S., its fully patented and modularly designed Ultarama action figure display system provides the highest quality display experience in the world. For additional information, please visit the Ultarama web site at www.ultarama.com.
Shipping on July 20th to members of the Star Wars fan club is the Insider #55, and it looks like another good one! This issue boasts an interview with Samuel L. Jackson, A.K.A. Mace Windu. Also in this ish is an interview with Silas Carson who we all know played numerous parts in Episode I such as Ki-Adi Mundi and baddie Nute Gunray. A DVD update is promised, an article on Frank Oz and the Muppets, and all the regular columns we love to read! Also, to top it all off, this issue will also come complete with a Topps exclusive Obi-Wan Kenobi Evolution card! Sounds like a winner. It is slated to hit newsstands on August 7th. Click the above pic to see the full-size image.
CollectStarWars.com is reporting that Lucasfilm has stated that there won’t be as many promotions and less licensees for the Episode II craze. This may mean less garbage, (I.E. Anakin in his Podracer on plastic cups ala K-Mart, or Jar Jar jigsaw puzzles), and more focus on Hasbro’s line of toys. It also states that there will be no soft-drink tie-ins this time around. I think licensees and retailers are still getting over the Episode I merchandise flop of certain brands. It goes to show you, just because it says “Star Wars” doesn’t mean it’ll sell. Jar Jar Koosh, anyone? 8^)
Well, it seems that a LOAD of people are interested in seeing a custom page here at Yak, so I’m on it. While our dear leader Adam P. is busily cracking away at reformating the site, I’ll be typing away at a custom gallery. Maybe we’ll run some contests and the sort. I have to sort all of this out yet, and have a conference with the other Yak-staff members. Keep watching!
“JP4494” informs me that he is now in the process of listing some of his custom work on e-Bay! Amongst them will be a Spirit of Ben carded on a POTF blue/purple card. (Sounds neat!) Along with all this, he informs me that a lot of his collection is going up, including a huge lot of vintage figures and a huge lot of ships and parts, so go check ’em out. I don’t make it a habit to list auctions, but ol’ “JP4494” informs me that he’s got a little “Jedi” on the way and hates to part with some of these items, but wants to see them go to a good Star Wars collecting home, so it’s a good cause. See what he’s got, and check the customs out while you’re there too! To see these items, click here.
Rebelscum is reporting that the Wal-mart exclusive 12″ Dagobah Luke with Yoda is appearing in Wal-mart’s computer system. The UPC code is 76930-32486. The best news is this looks to be an exclusive 12″ figure with a reasonable price point– $28.93. If Wal-mart sticks to that price point, it would actually be in line with, or below the cost of most Star Wars 12″ figures considering that this includes one 12″ figure, AND Yoda (remember the last 12″ scale Yoda was over $10 by himself.
Marc from El Paso, Texas wrote in to say that TRU’s clearance sales are in full swing. He found and electronic Yoda for $9.73 and a Naboo Royal Starship (originally $100.00) for $37.43.
Let us know what deals you find in your area.
UPDATE: Yak Reader Jozabad wrote in to point out that TRU frequently picks a handfull of stores to start sales one week early to find any problems with promotions. The sale will not start in all stores for a few more days.
Happy Birthday goes to Sandtroopers.com for congratulations on reaching their one-year mark! Usually you receivepresents on your birthday, right? Well, they’re giving stuff away, and good stuff at that! Here is a list of what is to be given away this month;
1 POTJ B-Wing Fighter
1 Sith Apprentice Darth Maul
1 Cold Weather Gear Obi-Wan
1 Jedi Armor Qui-Gon
1 Dirty Scout Trooper
All figures are MOMC in Hard shell Star Cases.
Weekly Giveaway: 12″ Wedge and Biggs 2-Pack. Ends 7/7
Ultarama Giveaway: Ends 7/15
All of us at Yakface wish each of our readers a happy and safe Fourth of July and for some of you long Fourth of July weekend.
Yak Reader Adam at gadders.com has just posted some scans of Vintage Star Wars figure blueprints that were found in an old magazine in a charity shop in the UK.
Thanks to ORBLES3 from Spokane, SoCal Humanoid and everyone else who wrote in. It appears that the reduction to 24.90 is nationwide. So if you still need the 12″ Gungan and his trusty Kaadu, check your local Target.
Over at TheForce.net they have posted a new fan-made Episode II teaser trailer. Now, guys and gals, this means it’s not official, it is homemade, (the reason I mention this so bluntly is because you would not believe the amount of mail I received on the first fan-made trailer being claimed that someone “discovered” the official trailer, and actually sent me 18 meg files through e-mail I had to drag in with my dumpy 56k). With that out of the way, here is a direct link to the trailer download page. It was created by “Maul316” using the bluescreen footage from Starwars.com, and I must say it’s a nice vision rendering of what probably will be. Spoiler sensative need not download for obvious reasons.
Well, that crazy customizer Spanky has done it again! He writes again tonight to tell me he has another custom figure on e-Bay. This guy, in my opinion, does great work. I wish I was as good, but I still love looking at them! I’m not telling you to go and bid on his stuff if you don’t want to, but just go take a gander at his work.
This particular figure is the famed “Kir Kanos” from the Crimson Empire series of comics by Dark Horse, and it’s dead-on. He even has the little blade-staff included in the package. Nice! Click here to see Kir Kanos. Also, if you missed it, the Episode II “Count Dooku” is also still up for anyone who wants to see it. Click here to see that one, but a remember for the spoiler-sensative to stay away from the pic!
Yak Reader and Toys R Us employee Jozabad wrote in to let us know that next week (July 8-14) TRU will have a clearance sale on their clearance items. According to him all all red-tagged clearance items an additional 25% off of the lowest marked price. Commtech and POTF2 figures will only be $1.48! Looks like a great chance to fill some holes in your collection or pick up some diorama builders and custom fodder. It appears that this sale is supposed to be nationwide.
Dexter from San Diego wrote in to let us know that the Target exclusive 12″ Captain Tarpals and Kaadu price is falling again. Two different Targets in San Diego have reduced the price to $24.90— about half of the original retail. If you find any other price reductions on Tarpals, let us know.
Chuck writes me to let me know that just after 1 month that the Philadelphia, PA Star Wars Collector Club is doing superb! They have 25 members, and would like me to extend a welcome to anyone in the surrounding areas that would like to join. Click here for their webpage, or e-mail Chuck here. Great work, fellas!
Steven Speilberg’s A.I. took a record in Japan last weekend for ticket sales, beating out the previous record-holder, The Phantom Menace. Yahoo News has the entire article up, but you can read an partial excerpt here;
Score A1 for “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” which smashed various box office records in Japan last weekend. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi fantasy amassed $11.6 million on 524 screens, including previews – the widest release ever in the territory.
The Haley Joel Osment-Jude Law starrer sold 1,037,879 tickets – an all-time record, beating the 916,540 ducats clocked by “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” in 1999. It fell just 7% short of the ultimate prize – the biggest debut ever, including sneaks – held by “”Phantom Menace.”
The Official Star Wars site has posted an article covering the Shereveport convention, including some very nice close-up photos of the new figures and vehicles.
While not entirely Star Wars, DVD Price Search is a page that allows users to search several stores for the lowest priced DVDs. With Star Wars Episode One coming out, it’ll be worth watching to find the lowest prices leading up to the set’s release this Fall. Right now, the lowest listed price is roughly $19.
It’s not so much the price of the Maul/Speeder 12″, but the latter. I almost fell over when I read this. “Duke”, to whom I thank for this informative e-mail, writes;
“This is probably just a fluke but regarding your price drop on the 12″ Darth Maul & Speeder. My friend and I were at a Wal-Mart in Anaheim, California about two weeks ago and got the 12″ Darth Maul for $10 as well as the 300th Boba Fett for $1.50. We were pretty jacked and it didn’t actually cross my mind until seeing your post here. I have a receipt I can get scanned for you if you want proof.”
Wow is all I can say. I wish THAT were a trend, but it was more than likely a major screw-up on that Wal-Mart’s part. Geesh!
Over the weekend at the Shreveport convention, it was announced that there will be a second Star Wars Celebration coming! A flyer that was handed out at the convention, and it reads the following;
“Starwars Celebration II, the biggest SW fan event ever.
Join us in Indianapolis to celebrate 25 years of the Force and the highly anticipated Episode II. Star Wars fans from around the world will converge on the Indianapolis convention center, May 3rd through 5th, 2002, and meet SW Celebrities, view never before seen footage, purchase rare collectibles, exclusive Celebration II merchandise, play games, share memories, attend special presentations and so much more. Everyone present will be part of the ultimate SW fan experience.
SW Fan club members will enjoy special benefits. To become a member register at SWFan.Wizards.com.”
So if you want to go, it may be a good idea to start planning now! It sounds a far way off, but these dates seem to sneak up on you, (I should know…). It sounds like it’s gonna be a biggee, without the mistakes made the last time, (save the rain, THAT couldn’t have been helped). So get over there and register!
Wizards of the Coast will be holding the first ever Star Wars online auction sponsored by the official Star Wars Fan Club. The auction will begin on July 2 and run for four weeks. New auctions will appear July 12th and again July 22nd ending finally on July 31st, making 900 auctions in all. I’ve checked this out, and they are up, all of them starting at a measily $1.00. Click here to check them out on e-Bay.
Yak Reader Nathan gave us a heads-up on a Star Wars giveaway from Bella Online. The prizes include: a Star Wars mini promo poster autographed by Anthony Daniels, Dave Prowse, Kenny Baker, and Mr. Fett himself Jeremy Bulloch; a Boba Fett trading card signed by Jeremy Bulloch;and a Darth Vader trading card signed by Dave Prowse.
Hasbro has updated their official Star Wars site with more photos of the new members of the Power of the Jedi line which were unveiled at the Shereveport Con. Among the photos are some pictures we haven’t seen before of the tie bomber showing the cockpit hatch. Click here to check them out then go to the Republic News section.
UPDATE: Rebelscumis pointing out Republic News section is also announcing that a third fan’s choice poll will start later this month!!!!
QPROD writes in that Best Buy has entered the Phanton Meanace presell price wars. Best Buy is taking preorders for $22.99 at Best Buy.com.
Well, we knew it’d start eventually, but I really don’t mind! I was browsing ol’ e-Bay today, and found a custom Count Dooku figure, (the charachter played by Christopher Lee; and no, I don’t consider this a spoiler considering TheForce.net lists his name openly, as does the official site StarWars.com). If you’re spoiler sensitive, I’d stay away from the actual pic, but those who have been following the whole Episode II thing, you HAVE to see this thing. It’s on a vintage style card, excellent artwork, and the figure looks great! Man, I just hope Hasbro does as well when the toys are released! To take a look at this figure, click here! If this link doesn’t work with your browser, the auction number is “1613391115”. I’m really getting excited for next May!
The Jawa has yet another contest going — this time giving away a POTJ B-wing. Those little scavangers already have it in hand and ready to ship
If you haven’t yet, visit Rebelscum and CollectStarWars.com for shots of the new Snowspeeder and more images than you could possibly want to go through– TIE Bomber box from all angles, prototypes, the works.
CollectStarWars.com also posted the Hasbro Q&A session, cryptic and in some cases a little unusual…
With Every Question For Justice, the bad Q&A column with a far worse name, has been updated again to start of a week’s worth of wonderful whimsy. Or 10 more questions with 10 more answers. Take a look, send in your questions, and have a nice day.
A few people have written myself and our news e-mail to inform us that, at some Walmart’s, the 12″ Darth Maul with the Sith Speeder has dropped to a closeout price. Some are reporting $20, some are saying $15. Is this happening anywhere else? E-mail me to let me know!
Yes, folks! Due to the fact that “RM Rodrigue” was gracious enough to take some pics for us, we have some images for your Star Wars Viewing pleasure directly from the Shreveport, LA Convention Hasbro Star Wars booth this past weekend. They are as follows;
Carded 2001 figures
More Carded 2001 figures/Palm Talkers
More 2001 Loose figures/More Palm Talkers
Amanaman Prototype/2001 12″ Figures
TIE Bomber Boxed
TIE Interceptor Boxed and Loose!
12″ Luke with Speederbike – Target Exclusive
A big “May The Force Be With You!!!!!” goes to RM again for capturing these awesome photo’s for all of our loyal Yakkers. Thanks again, and enjoy!
Well unfortunetly our third Store Reports Contest as came to an end! This time around entries were even stronger! You guys are just amazing! You must really want to keep me busy! LOL! Anyways it’s time to announce our two winners! The winner of the POTJ Bespin Leia & POTJ Chewie Mechanic is JediBeagle of Gainesville, FL! The winner of the POTJ Aurra Sing & POTJ Darth Maul Sith Apprentice W/ Armor is Sithlord Kerns of Parma/Brooklyn, OH! Congrats you two! If you guys could e-mail me asap KebCoToys will make sure to get those out to you asap! Have a great week Yak-ers and I’ll see ya again next Saturday for the start of our forth Store Reports Contest! This one will hopefully be BIG!
P.S. Don’t forget to visit our sponsor, KEBCoToys.com for some great deals going on right now. They are already taking pre-orders for the upcoming figs and they have tons of 300th Boba Fetts in stock for just $9.99! So head over now and tell them Yakface.com sent ya!
Shreveport Expo — Vader, X-wing Luke, Death Star Han, Shimi, Snowspeeder, B-wing, Tie Interceptor, and Tie Bomber Shown. Only Few Development Photos Of Deluxe figures
July 1, 2001 | 1:28 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post
Collect Star Wars has posted their coverage of the Shereveport Expo this morning. They have more photos of the standard figures, including some nice close ups of each figure’s head and face. Also included are photos of the exlcusive vehicles for this year, including the Target exclusive 12″ Luke on Speeder Bike, Toys R Us Exclusive Tie Interceptor, and Walmart Exclusive Tie Bomber and “crashed” Snowspeeder.
There were no figures from the deluxe line shown. The only information about the deluxe line were a small group of photos showing the development of the Amanman deluxe figure. Also Deluxe figures are now supposed to be packaged on an 8 inch card instead of the previously reported window box.