Guys I was checking out FAO Schwartz.com and did notice some cool stuff in stock. As mentioned previously they do have the Star Wars Sith Speeder Cockpit Game, which I have yet to see anywhere else. This is the game with an exculsive Maul 3 3/4″ figure, and as far as I can tell it seems to be in stock for $24.99. They also have the elusive Episode 1 Trivial Pursuit, which I have also not seen anywhere else, for $39.00.
And 1 last thing I saw on the site was the $10,000 Lego lifesize Vader. Looks killer but little too rich for my pockets, but any of my friends reading X-mas is coming. (hint, hint)
Meijer’s starting on 10/1 and going until 10/7 is having a sale on POTJ for 5.74 each. Thanks to Josef for the news.
Brad sent us this list of items at Canadian Wal-marts that are currently marked down.
Episode 1 figures – $2.97
Jedi Spirits, Cantina Alien Cinema Scenes – $5.97
Darth Maul with Speeder – $5.97
Jar Jar and Kaadu – $5.97
POTF2 Flashback figures including lots of Beru’s and Anakin’s for $2.97
Queen Amidala 12″ Red Senate Dress $14.97
Cantina Diorama with Sandtrooper $5.97
Andy of the Rebel Base has received word about a major Episode 1 blow out at Canadian Wal-Marts which includes waves of figures, etc. that have yet to be seen in Canada! For more, check his website.
Still more reports of this set being found at Wal MArt – once again, please remember that this set isn’t particularly rare right now, but once initial stocks run out stores cannot get more. George Collazo and his kids sent in nice card front and back photos which are posting in our ToyGuide.
As you’ve all problably seen there is another list of Hasbro figures now floating around. Most have been seen before in other lists but there were a few news ones. Here they are:
Battle Worn Qui Gon Jinn
Jedi Armor Qui Gon Jinn
According to our sources the Legacy II 12inch assortment, will contain a Oola / Salacious Crumb and a Stormtrooper – instead of a Gamorrean Guard and Weequay.
Sneak Preview STAP – $1
3D Dioramas – $1
POTF2 Flashback figures – $1
older POTF2 – $1-$0.60
POTF2 Cinema Scenes (Purchase of the Droids/Final Jedi Duel) – $2
Epic Force – $1
1st & 2nd series E1 Action Collection – $2
E1 Droid Fighters – $2
E1 Monopoly – $10
Classic Trilogy Monopoly – $3
Those markdowns all came from the store computers, and * should * be
chain-wide clearance prices. It’s important to note that the stores AREN’T getting any additional quantities of these items, just trying to clear out what’s there now.
Thanks to Alex for the news.
Just type in “friend4” for $5 off a $15 purchase. exp 9/30. Thanks to Mike for the news.
Cable and satellite shopping network QVC is having their 2-hour Star Wars anniversary special next Monday, October 2nd from 10PM to Midnight EDT. I’ve yet to get firm confirmation, but Steve Sansweet tends to co-host these anniversary shows so he should be the guest. Product selection will mostly consist of merchandise that is available everywhere else at closeout prices, but there should be a few new surprises.
Collectstarwars.com has some interesting info posted in their Forum by Andy at Hasbro.
UPDATE: Collectstarwars.com has informed us that the post was a fake and someone was trying to fool them.
Amazon.com have teamed up with TRU.com to bring a bigger and better toys section! Take a look through it – there’s nothing new or particularly special that I can spot, but there’s plenty of things there to help fill those holes. And Christopher sent in this coupon code: AMAZSPECTENN takes $10 off a $30 purchase. Coupon expires October 20th.
After a reader wrote to me asking where the white and black pad Sandtroopers were, I dug up some info through one of my friends. The other two Sandtrooper variants are currently scheduled for a November release, shortly after the Boba Fett figure hits. We’ll have more on the upcoming Marmit items as soon as possible.
Quite a few people are writing in to report this, so I guess it wasn’t clear enough when I originally posted it. A few days ago I mentioned that Sandtroopers.com had some cool news on a 12″ Speeder Bike markdown. Well, the bike has been reduced to $34.90 nationwide. The Skiffs and Y-Wings are also marked down, to $13.90. Keep your eyes peeled!
Target has reduced the 12″ Speeder Bike to a more comfortable $34.90 and the Y-Wings and Skiffs to an equally attractive $13.90 in many stores. This is reportedly nationwide pricing, but some stores are slow to make price adjustments. Keep in mind that there are most likely more discounts to come, as FINAL closeout prices at Target tend to end in four (ex. $34.94). The only question is whether quantities will hold out for larger discounts.
Now, I’m all for great discounts, but it would have made more sense to me for Target to get these to the stores when people were willing to pay full price rather than have them log jammed in their warehouse system only to trickle out and finally require clearance pricing to move them after the fervor calmed down. Hopefully next time they’ll get exclusives to the shelves in a timely manner and treat the customers with more courtesy.
If you are still looking for the new POTJ figs you may want to start trying Wal-mart again. After selling out the first shipment very quickly the Wal-marts near me are now receiving large amounts of POTJ (4-5 cases of each Collection) and more Mega figures including the new Obi Wan.
Power of the Jedi – Darth Maul and Obi Wan Kenobi Jedi Knight – $6.99
Arriving this week – Aurra Sing 12″ Masterpiece Collection – Order yours now for $69.99 (Not yet on website – will ship to you end of this week).
Also, get one of the most unique collectibles out there…You’ve probably seen the DK Publishing life size droids. But did you know that they also made a set of Podracers? We have the set available (Anakin’s/Sebulba’s) for $79.99 (no, they are not lifesize!) These are new in the box, so I don’t know the exact dimensions when they are set up, but I have heard they are around 3 feet long.
Here are some markdowns that go down today(thu)
Board game JarJar Binks game .90 cents great for toys for tots
Death Star game with Luke and Vader 3 3/4 inch figs $1.90
Trivial Pursuit $9.97
Mid-Size Vehicles(a-wing,vaders tie) $4.90
Be on the look out at your local TRU stores. This may not be in all areas. Thanks to Aaron for the news.
Building an army of droid fighters? How about $5.00 for them. Many items up to 75% off.
We are now accepting pre-orders on the newest Star Wars 2000 Power of the Jedi Action Figures. SW 2000 Collection 2 (Wave 5) (Item #84455C, $89.99) contains 1x Fode & Bede – Podrace Announcers, 2x Sebulba – Boonta Eve Challenge, 2x Jek Porkins, 1x Temple Boss Nass, 1x Gungan Warrior, 2x Tusken Raider, 2x Chewbacca Dejarik Champion, and 1x Battle Droid Security.
The case breakdown for SW 2000 Collection 2 (Wave 6) (Item #84455D, $89.99) has just been updated to include all new figures! This case includes: 3x Colonel Calamari, 3x K-3P0, 3x Plo Koon, and 3x IG-88. Pre-order these cases and much more at Entertainment Earth.
We have a limited number of Invasion Force Darth Maul and Sith Attack speeders ($8.99) and Obi Wan with Gungan Sub ($9.99) in stock…You can go to
newforce to order.
Here’s a simple rule to help you in your hunts – Marmit = Delay. This time it’s their Boba Fett kit. It has been pushed back to a November release date for now, let’s hope that doesn’t change again.
Sandtroopers.com have posted some great news on a markdown on the Target 12″ Speeder Bike – check it out!
Steven Walt reports: “I was in the KB Outlet store in Franklin Mills Mall in north Philly and they had quite a few of the Beautiful Braids Padme for $5.99. I also saw a ton of Action Fleet ships on clearance. None of the rare ones were there but they did have plenty of X-Wings, Y-Wings, Tie-Fighters, and A-Wings.”
If you’re into collecting things that are really rare, then one of the coolest things you could possibly own is an unproduced Star Wars item. Currently on eBay you can bid on two of the coins that were due to come packaged with the second series of the vintage “Droids” figure line. The coins for the Bondo and Admiral Screed figures are at item numbers 449431461 and 449431452 respectively.
Mosespa.com have the Ree-Yees and DST set back in stock, but now, according to their description, the set is being retired. This is your last chance to grab this pair of figures! You can order online if you live in the USA or Canada, or you can call 1-800-TRUE-FAN to order from anywhere worldwide.
FBTB has information posted on this tour traveling through 70 different malls throughout the U.S. The tour highlights the Mindstorms line of LEGO toys including the cool Dark Side Developers Kit.
Guys now have these states as finding these at Walmarts there. So far California, Michigan, Oregon, Texas, and Washington state have had reports of them hitting. So looks like these should hit all parts soon, get your hunting boots on. Just 1 more request if ANYONE finds these anywhere besides Walmart PLEASE let us know so we can post.
UPDATE: Cleveland, Ohio checks in as another place the 2-pack is being found.
Hey all just a heads up but I popped in at a KB Outlet store today in
the Ma. area and found some cool deals. I got myself a gold Imperial Shuttle Micro-Machine the limited 1 once exclusive to FAO for a steal of $4.99. Also got Winners Circle Jeff Gordon 1/24th scale car for $4.99. They had a few of these left also saw the 1/64th scale for $1.49 and the pit row version for $3.49. These cars were a little tough to find in my area not sure about others. So if you have 1 nearby stop in some good deals to be had there.
UPDATE: These finds were at a KB Outlet store in an outlet strip, so I’m not sure if regular KB’s will get them. Just wanted to clarify.
Someone wrote in asking about this playset. I checked with Dan Madsen and he confirmed it is still tentatively scheduled for 4th Quarter 2000, hopefully with a late October/November date. Thanks to Dan for the info.
Courtesy of Marilyn G: “I’ve put together a page with pics from previous FC warehouse sales. This will give people in the Denver area an idea of what type of things can be found at this sale.
Here’s some info for those around South Bay:
“This is Dennis from the SBSWFC and we are having a meeting we’d
like to invite people to.
South Bay Star Wars Fan Club Meeting
Wednesday, September 20, 2000
The South Bay Star Wars Fan Club is having another monthly JediNites
meeting on Wednesday, September 27th at 7pm. The meeting will be at the regular location, Armadillo Willy’s, 10100 South De Anza Blvd., in
Once again, Star Wars fans of all ages are welcome to join us. Fans
under 13 are asked to bring a parent.
If you’d like any further information, feel free to email Marie at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there! And remember, our regular meeting is every last Wednesday of the month, check our site atwww.southbaystarwars.com for info.”
Scott writes: “The Toys R Us at 34th Street in Manhattan has a large number of Comm Tech Readers in clearance bins for 90 cents each!” Great deal for those who don’t have one yet (!) or need more!
The Rebel Base report that the 12″ Dewback has begun to appear in Canada – head over there for more info!
Lots of reports of the Masters of the Dark Side pair (3 3/4″ version) showing up at Wal*Marts. They’re $14.97 each. Please note that we didn’t say no more of these would be available at retail again, we said that Hasbro has not made the pack available for retailers to re-order. Sorry to keep stressing that point but people write in daily asking.
Woah something GOOD happening in the UK?! Thanks to Jer for pointing this out to me. From The Private Universe:
“The Star Wars Fan Club in the UK will start offering its first two exclusives in Issue 3, including the Sith Infiltrator pictured in SWM issue 28, and these are European exclusives folks. You have joined, haven’t you? (Call 01858 463 994, or e-mail email@example.com)”
Here’s some cool auctions you might want to check out on eBay – these have mounted up while I was away so I’ll just do a little load today:
item #446455590 – this is a cool Pepsi prototype – it’s a mock-up can featuring Luke! Check this one out, and check out ryo_hunter’s other auctions for a US boxed Eopie which is currently sitting at a great price (please note that if bidding goes higher than you think is reasonable, this is because of the bidders, not myself or the seller – I do tend to get quite a few e-mails if someone sees something at a large price a while after I mention it. Thanks).
item #449378437 – My friend Lee is selling off his POTF2 & E1 collection – check it out!
item #448924224 – back up for auction is the now-dead Star Wars news site/store FIguresInAction.com. The auction is for the domain name, some hosting, plus plenty of tools to help you maintain the site. The site has a shopping cart function and you can accept CCs. See the description for the details.
item #449240422 – Rare Micro Machines mini heads pack featuring the Snowtrooper head! Check out Eric’s other auctions for more of the rarer packs in this set, plus a MISB Action Fleet E-Wing, Barge, Falcon, a complete set of Episode I wave 2 Action Fleet, and a Collector Fleet Super Star Destroyer!!
item #447240558 – Very cool Dave Dorman Boba Fett print signed by Jeremy Bulloch!
item #450858426 – an almost complete Episode One figure collection for sale.
Ok I am back from a short vacation. My mailbox is totally flooded…even my monitor is getting wet (haha! ……sorry).
I have plenty of questions sitting here that need answered and I will get to them as soon as I can. Hang in there!
Watto’s Box or maybe R2 with holo Leia or what about 12″ Marmit Tie Fighter pilots. Just checked John’s Toys and they got some in stock still. Hope that helps those still in need of these pieces.
Thought I’d post so anyone else wondering, could stop. The Masters of the Darkside 2-packs that are hitting some Walmarts now is the
3 3/4″ version not the 12″. So hope that helped out some of you wondering as to which it was. I seem to be getting a few reports of it showing up at Walmarts in Washington state and as said yesterday, California and Oregon have also found some. So looks like the hunt continues….
FBTB has up more than 50 shots from the truck tour, including not only Star Wars but all of the displays.
Just wanted to let you know about AmericanDreamComics Holloween give-away for a free R2-D2 w/holo leia. Everytime someone post on our forums between now and October 29th 2000 and leave us their email address their name will be entered into a drawing for a FREE R2-D2 w/Holo Leia. One name will be drawn out on October 31st, 2000 and announced as the winner.
Guys seems a few variations already exsist on new POTJ figs (e.g. new Jedi Obi-Wan). What I am looking for is any others that you are finding on any of the POTJ figs out. As stated last week I am one of the variation collectors out there so any help on any would be awesome. So you find’em let Sidster know.
Guys have had a few reports of the Vader/Maul 2-pack being found at Walmart. Some reports so far I have heard were from Oregon and California. If anyone anywhere else is finding these please send any finds to Sidster and I’ll try to post so all can get the hunt on in that area. Good luck the hunt is on…
UPDATE: Washington state has reported in finding these too let’s hear more if you’re finding them.
FBTB has updated its coverage of the contest – you’ll now find pics of the cool medals that the 35 finalists received, as well as the large Darth Maul bust made out of LEGOs awarded to the two winners.
Mega Action Kenobi only $11.99 each.
Also, Planetactionfigure.com is offering Mega Action Darth Maul, $11.99, Mega Action Kenobi $11.99, Chewbacca Dejarik Challenge $8.99, Tuskin Raider $8.99, Now taking Presell Orders for Sebulba, Fode and Bede, Colonel Calamari, K-3PO, Biker Scout, Han Solo Bespin Capture and Battle Droid w/Boomer Damage Plus Tons more!!
Order: Darth Maul Sith, Qui-Gon Jedi and Obi-Wan Jedi for $27.00 and get Darth Maul Tatooine for FREE
Ammo Wagon and Falumpa Set is back in stock. Get your for only $17.99
First time customer? Mention Yakface.com and Receive $5.00 first order at Bowman-Enterprises.
FBTB has posted its own coverage of the event, as well as new customs from the minifig master Robert Martin and De’s weekly Star Wars LEGO sales report . . .
Star Wars Insider is having another warehouse sale on October 14, 2000 from 7am – 2pm. The address of the sale is:
15250 E 33rd Place
Aurora, CO 80011
More info can be found here. Thanks to Web for the news.
A sad time as we have lost a fellow collector from the Star Wars community. To all that took a second to read my note about Patrick, thank you. He passed away on Friday. I wish the best for his remaining family…….
Rebelscum has some good coverage of the LEGO Galactic Challenge that just happened in CA this weekend. Not a lot of SW stuff but if you like LEGO’s you should find it interesting.
The Darth Maul with the Electronic hand held Sith Speeder has been spotted at FAO Schwartz. The figure appears to be the same one from the Sith Speeder except the bottom part of the cloak is now “dirty”. No sign of the Naboo Pilot w fighter game yet.
Thanks to Nomadscout for the news.
No I don’t mean Osbourne neither. Got more word on that promo and it is as 1st described yesterday. The 3rd level does nab you an “elusive” Jedi braid with Queen’s starship and the Obi Wan invasion foce, which is good for our Aussie collectors since rumor is they won’t hit shelves there. But a very good source had this to add…
“Best of all, this will not be the only promotion like this!!!!!! You will be able to get more exclusive stuff through the Jedi Master card!!!!!! Unfortunately I don’t know what yet, though it will happen sometime next year. That’s about all, I hope this has been helpful to you, and I can guarantee you that everything I’ve written is 100% true, this rep knows her stuff, and I’d be willing to
bet my entire collection on it if I had too!!!!! (Anonymous)
So there you go believe it or not, my question is why is just Hasbro in Australia doing this and not US. Thanks to the many that wrote to me about this, I actually might have some pics of some of the stuff up soon.
While we are always very happy to announce when another collector gets married and has Star Wars somewhere in the wedding, this is a sad note. Tim, who is, a visitor of Yakface.com and Rebelscum.com, wrote in to tell us his brother Patrick, age 25, was in a terrible accident and asked us to let fellow collectors know and keep this fellow collector in our prayers. Please take a moment and give a prayer for Patrick in hopes that he will return to good health!
The new Homing Beacon newsletter has been sent out by LucasFilm. Click here to read it. And of course it’s Thursday night so the new Ep II Select Image is up.
This is what we have found out todate….. Please keep in mind, just like most other sites out there that advertise for EE, we do not make any money if you buy from them. I am disappointed about this as it hurts the collectors and the hobby. This is not the first time this type of thing has happened, and it is not Hasbro that is at fault. If the retailers do not order enough for another run, then how can you blame Hasbro?
Entertainment Earth has submitted this for everyone to read…
One of the newest Star Wars items from Hasbro, the Masters of the Dark Side (Item #84385B) two pack featuring Darth Vader and Darth Maul, may turn out to be one of the rarest items ever made!
Hasbro reports that no more units are available in their warehouse. Hasbro rarely admits that an item is discontinued. Instead, they just never ship any more units. What is the difference? We don’t think there is any. The bottom line is this. We are filling all backorders prior to today. All orders placed now will be filled on a first-come, first served basis. Get this item while they last – which won’t be very long.
Seems there is a variation on the 12″ Speeder Bike. Too bad its impossible to tell unless you open the package.
“About a month ago, I had purchased my nephew a 12 inch speederbike for his birthday. I let him open it and it is totally amazing. I knew I had to get one for myself. So just last week I went to Target and bought two, on to open and one to put away. So I got one opened and displayed it. When I realized that the clear plastic stands were differrent. My nephews Speeder has spheres attached to the bottom, just like on the back of the box itself. Where as, mine are wedges or prong like.”
Thanks to Edward for the news.
Buy.com has the Aurra Sing masterpiece set for just $48.75. and on top of that if you go to Dvdcouponpost.com you’ll find coupons for $10 off an order of $30 or more. Only for new customers though. The deal makes aurra just $38.75 + $4.20s/h. and also till midnight tonight buy.com is offering free shipping on orders over $50.
Thanks to the person who sent in the news but you didn’t leave a name in the e-mail.
Ok there seems to be a huge amount of confusion about the Masters of Darkside 2 pack.
First, yes stores cannot order anymore of this item. HOWEVER, not every store has gotten what they intially ordered. So please do not go around thinking that what is out there at this exact moment is all.
Second, we did not make this up. We were told this by a very reliable source.
Third, we didn’t post this so our sponsors could make money. We DO NOT get paid by the amount our sponsors sell of this item. And we do not get any sort of benefits from them selling a lot of them. They could sell 2000 of them a month or 2 it would not affect us in anyway.
If you wish to read what we posted again it is in our archives in the September section. Just scroll down and you will find a link to that section.
Hopefully, this answers everyone’s questions.
Well Etoys.com is have a great sale on a lot of their LEGO items. Check out the prices….
Mos Espa Pod Race $44.99
Vader’s Tie Fighter and Y-Wing $24.99
X-Wing Fighter $14.99
Naboo Fighter $9.99
Anakin’s Pod Racer $7.49
Lightsaber Duel $2.99
Droid Fighter $2.99
Don’t forget that if you are a first time buyer you get an extra 20% off. Now that is a deal.
Oops. I forgot to post this earlier this week. sorry.
I have a website here in Finland for 3 years, it is only SW-collecting site here. We have a club called Star Wars Finnish Collector’s ClubTähtiKeräilijät. We have 20 finnish collectors with us. If you are interested in joining please head over there.
In viewing the images that we have provided for the IG-88, we have been able to determine that the Bandolier is indeed removable on the small 3 and 3/4″ figure. We should have more pictures up soon, so stay tuned.
Follow this link to get a free copy of the latest Total Movie magazine, which comes with a DVD featuring the short film Troops! Definitely check this out if you’ve never seen the movie, and even if you have, it’d be cool to have it on DVD. Assuming you just want the DVD and don’t want to subscribe to the magazine, you’ll need to cancel your subscription after you get it.
TNC Universe have the Masters of the Dark Side two-pack in stock for $17.95. It’s in their multipacks section. Thanks to Jason for the info!
UPDATE:Out of stock.
Dolls Kollect is having a 20% off everything in stock and free shipping for orders over $50.
Toyzz.com is now having a SW Special of the Day. Stop over and check it out.
KBKids.com has the 12″ Han Hoth and the 12″ Lando in stock now. The Han is $12.99 and the Lando is $9.99. Good deals if you are looking for old 12″ figures. They still have the 12″ Snowtrooper and a few others.
Wishbook.com have the following items in stock:
Trade Federation Tank $19.99
ROTJ 12″ 4-Pack $54.97 (Jedi Luke Skywalker, Cantina Band Member, Emperor Palpatine and Prisoner Chewbacca)
Complete Galaxy 2-Pack $17.97 (Tatooine and Endor)
Thanks to Michael McWhertor for the news!
The Star Wars Monopoly “Limited Collector’s Edition” has recently been sighted at ValueCity Department Stores for $19.99. While not necessarily a fire-sale grade discount, it’s worth a look if you missed it the first time around. Further proof that you never know when this stuff is going to quietly creep back onto store shelves.
Bowman-Enterprises is having a huge clearance sale.
Get The Following Items For $99.00
Case Of Ammo Wagon & Falupaset
Get The Following Items For $79.92
Case Of Tatooine Showdown (8/Case Cinema)
Get The Following Items For $9.99
Mos Espa Encounter (Cinema)
Kaadu And Jar Jar (Cinema)
Get The Following Items For $3.00
Darth Maul Tatooine (CommTech)
Get The Following Items For $2.99
Adi Galla (CommTech)
R2D2 (CommTech)(Non-Holo Version)
Capt. Tarples (CommTech)
Han Solo (CommTech)
Get The Following For $2.75
First Time Customer, mention Yakface in the Notice and receive a $5.00 Discount.
A MULTI-MEDIA SCI-FI FILM CONVENTION FOR FILM FANS OF ALL AGES
NOVEMBER 17, 18, 19. 2000
RADISSON INN MADISON, WISCONSIN
With Special Guest Iain McCaig / Artist & Filmaker
This is a small con. It is also a benefit for breast cancer research. If you want to go or have any questions please e-mail them.
Another Yakface.com exclusive!
Noomivarr sector has obtained yet another picture, this time of
everyone’s favorite war droid IG – 88! Pictured side by side is a painted sample and an unpainted sample of the new POTJ figure.
Both figures lack any copyright information. Special thanks from Robert Musco to his partner in crime Josh Burch for the image. I wonder who owns this piece now 8>)
By the way I (Robert Musco) am happy to announce a new home for Noomivarr Sector. I’m pleased to announce that I have joined the Yakfacesrealm team with fellow prototype collector Allen “Toyomahn” Hayden. We will be moving both websites (Noomivarr Sector and Toyomahn.com) here in the near future and look forward to working with a well respected bunch of guys.
Star Wars 2000 Collection 1 In Stock
We have a very limited number of SW 2000 Collection 1 (Wave 1) (Item #84445A, $89.99) in stock now! All backorders for this assortment will be filled this week. Case includes 4x Darth Maul Final Duel, 4x Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi, 2x R2-D2 Naboo Escape and 2x Anakin Skywalker Mechanic.
I have been told by an undisclosed source that these are already sold out by Hasbro. No more orders will be taken from them. So if your local retailer has one and you are not sure as to get it or wait for a sale. I would pick it up as it probably won’t be around much longer. I will confirm this by end of the week. But this source is very reliable that is why I am posting it.
UPDATE: I spoke with Andy and this is what he thinks may have happened. He is going to verify this and get back to me. The product has most likely finished it’s first run, and unless a retailer places a large enough order to have a second run, then the item will not be made anymore. This is typical with toys. If there isn’t a large enough order from the retailers then the product stops production. Similar to the Eopie. Not enough orders were placed and the product doesn’t get made. The good news is there was an entire run of these made and shipped and they should be showing up soon at retailers. More to come.
Toybliss.com have Admiral Motti, Hooded Leia, Darth Vader and Stormtrooper (the last two being Commtech versions) in stock now for $9.99. They have many other SW items, including wave 2 E1 accessory sets, the Shadows Boba Fett/IG-88 two-pack, and even sealed packs of series 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the 1977 Topps trading cards! Thanks to Hobbes1229 for the news! On a side note, this is the first time we’ve mentioned this site and can’t vouch for it, so if anyone orders and has any problems, let me know.
All of a sudden, POTJ has started to flood, and loads of people wrote in over the weekend to report findings, mainly collection two. Lots of people have commented on seeing multiple Tusken Raider (Desert Sniper) figures, calling it the first POTJ peg-warmer. Which I find pretty surprising really because it’s a nicely done figure. Anyway – keep your eyes open. Stores are getting in big deliveries of these figures now so you’ll find them soon enough, if you haven’t already.
Tim Rons sent in this rundown on the latest 12″ exclusives, plus a possible paint variation on Mas Amedda. This will probably be aprticularly useful to those of you who are still not sure about the price tag on that Dewback…
“On Saturday went to TRU in Des Moines, Iowa and found the 12″ dewback and trooper. I was over-joyed and unhappy at the same time. The figures are very nice and the set as a whole will make people very happy. The problem I had was that every box was crushed and the figures all were poorly painted. The box design is not one of the better ideas that Hasbro has come out with. Yes, it really shows off the figures nicely, but the top is mostly clear plastic, supported by thin strips of cardboard. The front is also mostly clear plastic, this make the top and front flimsy and the box easily damageable. The trooper figures all had green paint on the chest from the dewback. This is a result of the dewback not being tied down well.
The dewbacks were also poorly painted. They had a lot of over spray and funny mismarkings on them. The back of the necks on the dewbacks were also connected strangely, they had like residue plastic sticking out of the joints which was on removed and made it look like they were done in a rush. I know my review sounds bad, but I really did think the 12″ dewback and trooper was impressive. I think I will wait and see if future shipments come in better shape. I recommend the figure and highly suggest it be taken out and displayed proudly. I hope that this is just a first run problem, if not toss the box, get some touch-up paint and fix it.
I also found the 12″ Darth Maul and speeder and new POTJ figures at
Wal-Mart. The 12″ Maul is very nice. The streamlined package is a nice improvement for these figures. The Maul and bike area great set, don’t miss out. The figures were also plentiful. As for variations, yes, there are a lot of them. The one I noticed right away was the Mas Ameda. The facial variation is quite noticeable. I found some with no blue highlights and others with an almost completely blue face. I really think Hasbro either has a poor quality control department, can’t make up its mind, or just plain does this to cause an uproar and get people to buy more figures. I say enjoy the figures and forget the variations. It’s just stuff and eventually it will end up at the antiques mall when were gone any way. Collect and enjoy, may the force be with you.”
I’d like to take a quick second to introduce myself. My name is Ben Lewitt and some of you may remember me from Echo Station’s beginnings on CompuServe. Well, Mesa Back! The format on Yakface is different, but the focus is the same. Star Wars collecting is still king!
So as I adjust to the new format, feel free to send any Star Wars collecting questions, comments, rants or tirades to me, the collecting curmudgeon (actually I prefer pundit,) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Buy boasts big (or at least noticable) discounts today in their newspaper advertisment with the Droid Developer Kit from Lego marked down to just under $45, beating the typical price of $50. If you have yet to buy this set, check your local store.
(Oh- I’m Darryl, I’m new here, this is my first posting. I like itallian cooking, long walks on the beach, and cooking meals with less than two steps.)
The lightsaber error nightmare continues. Sandtroopers.com have a pretty conclusive report on the different versions of the Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi) figure. If you don’t like errors, stay away! 🙂
Mike Mitzel sent in this scan of an Empire Strikes Back lunch box he found at a Hallmark store in Denver. It retails for $10.95 and there is also a “A New Hope” version. A POTJ Darth Maul is included for size comparison. That’s one massive lunch box.
De has all the latest information in her weekly Star Wars LEGO sales report at FBTB
PlanetActionFigure.com have the Masters of the Dark Side two-pack for $17.99, plus both Mega Action figures, Darth Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi, for $11.99 each. Stop by if you need any of these!
Blake McBride sent in these interesting photos of the Coruscant Guard, compared with a couple of other SW guard figures. You’ll notice that the Coruscant Guard is a little on the small side.
Coruscant Guard with Royal Guard
Coruscant Guard with Imperial Sentinel and Royal Guard
Noomivarr Sector have updated again with more pics. No new figures this time, but some new detailed shots of the 300th figure Boba Fett plus the Biker Scout. That’s in addition to the new Plo Koon shots added earlier today (See Brian’s post). The figures are, as the text on the main page says, in the first shots section just now, but if I get a chance tomorrow they’ll be moved to the samples section. So if you go to look and they’re not there – you know where to look. Thanks, as always, to Robert Musco for the info.
The masterpiece Aurra Sing is now shipping for those people who ordered it from Amazon. Thanks to everyone who wrote in about it.
Observant reader Brad Matthews writes: “In one of the pictures from Artoo News there is a Luke with CD-ROM. In the upper right hand corner it says, “Interactive Jedi Force Files.” This might tell us what’s on those CD-ROM’s with Bespin Luke and Bespin Vader.”
Noomivarr Sector has posted a few more pics of the new Plo Koon figure. Head over to their samples section and hit the link at the side. There’sa side view shot and one showing the detail on the back of the head.
Found something interesting on ebay this morning. Item #438535728, which is a sample figure of the upcoming POTJ Classic Obi-Wan. Check it out on ebay.
Artoo News just posted pics from the new Hasbro catalog. Included in this are pics of the new POTJ IG-88, Saesee Tiin, K-3P0, Colonel Calamari. Plus some boxed pics of some new items. Go check it out.
No it’s not KISS. It’s me. I’m back full time.
Yakface.com has been such a great site to work on these past few years and I have cherished every minute. I have made numerous friends in the collecting community from being a part of this team. I want to thank Mark Minicuci and Brian Malnati for bringing me on board back in early 1997 for this has been a ride I will never forget. I am not getting out of the collecting hobby just yet though. I feel it is time to move on to something new and I had been thinking of relaunching my Twinsuntimes.com website, but such a task is too large for me at this time. So, I contacted the offices of Rebelscum.com and offered them my services. They were interested, and I accepted. I want everyone to know that I am the one who decided to leave Yakface.com. Rebelscum.com did not come after me or place some offer on the table I could not refuse. Like I said before it is time for something new for both me, and Yakface.com. I wish the Yakface.com crew the best of luck in the future and hope our friendships will remain. Take it easy guys . . . .
Special thanks to our friends over at Noomivarr Sector for this great first look at Plo Koon coming out later this year or early next! He’s missing his lightsaber for now but this gives us a good idea of what he may look like! This is a early version so it could change down the road. Stop on over to the Noomivarr Sector for more pics through out the night!
Update: More from Robert Musco & Noomivarr Sector!
Rorworr (Wookie Scout) – This is a complete painted sample, althought it is strangely enough copyright 1998! This seems to back up the theory that the body is that of Chewbacca as Boushh’s Bounty being reused here with a new head.
Biker Scout – A nice, detailed shot of this great-looking figure!
UPDATE #2: Here is a complete Han Solo Bespin Capture image!
If you’ve ever considered a visit to Tunisia to see the areas where many Star Wars moments have been filmed, then this is for you. Tatouine Toursis a new company that has been set up to provide the fans with information on getting around the film sites. At the site you can see and read plenty of material about Star Wars toyrs of the country, as well as purchase detailed guides to help you on your travels. Check it out @TataouineTours.com!
Sandtroopers.com have posted pics of a SSS (Super short saber) error POTJ Obi-Wan Kenobi for fans of the Hasbro mess-ups. Check it out!
Update: Darren sent in this update:
“My friend James and I found 3 different packaging variations on the new Obi Wan figure. There is the already mentioned LONG saber and SHORT sabre, but there is also a TRAY variation. We saw that the LONG sabre comes in 2 different trays, with one the exact length of the sabre and the other about 1/8″ longer. When we first saw this we thought that it was a short sabre but checked them against other ones and found that it is the tray that is longer. So here are the 3 different ones:
1- Long saber that fits snuggly into the tray
2- Long saber about 1/8 inch shorter than the tray
3- Short saber in the same size tray as #1
Who knows if there isn’t a 4th one out there where the short saber in in the longer tray!!! UGGGGGG!!!!!! Enough!!!!!”
ToysRUs.com and Amazon.com have teamed up and they now have a joint website. Click here for the New LINK!!!! Check them out.
Wanna build up your STAP army??? KBkids.com has the Sneak Preview STAP for $5.00.
Well I have received both the JC Penney X-Mas catalog and the Sears Wish Book. There is not one single Star Wars toy in the Penney’s catalog, and only a few OLD items in the Sears Wish Book. There isn’t any POTJ toys anywhere to be found. Is this what the future holds for Star Wars. Last year both books were FILLED with Star Wars items….
Check it out here! SPOILER ALERT! DON’T CLICK THRU IF YOU ARE A SPOILER WUSS. Matter of fact, turn off your PC and lock yourself in your basement till May 2002!
Here is a pretty cool prototype up for grabs right now on eBay! The auction # is . This is Graxol, the large, tall fellow from the Watto’s box cinema scene. Bid with confidence and have fun!
The Star Wars Toy Wish List is up and running thanks to Christopher Epps. Stop on over and see what he’s missing and let him know so the list can grow and grow!
Update: Christopher wants to thanks everyone for their help and input – it’s much appreciated!
Robert Musco wrote in to say that Noomivarr Sector has updated their first shots page with pictures of a painted sample of the upcoming (eventually) Sabé figure. Front, side and back views. Loose, complete. Check it out!
FBTB has tonight posted a partial piece count listing for some of the 2001 Star Wars LEGO lineup.
Seems as though KBKIDS.com has received a bunch of the older 12″ figures and they are $12.99 each. Luke Hoth, AT-AT Driver, Snowtrooper. I fyou are still looking for them, head on over there.
Steve Linnebach found this up at http://www.fao.com :
“Control Darth Maul’s exciting signature space vehicle by maneuvering his figure in the cockpit. Respond to the action on the LCD screen; control cockpit to swoop and swerve in pursuit of the Jedi on the planet Tatooine; track and stop the Queen’s escape in a thrilling lightsabre duel. With dialogue and sound effects direct from Star Wars Episode I.”
Currently it is listed as being on backorder.
“September 13, 2000 — Veteran British actress Shelagh Fraser, known to Star Wars fans for her brief but indelible role as Aunt Beru in Star Wars: A New Hope, died recently after a lengthy illness.”
The other day someone was asking me for the best price online for the Queens ship. All Icould find at the time was one for $69. WellAmazon.com has it now /again for only $49.99! Click thru here to get one if you need it!
UPDATE: Amazon has a coupon for $10 off toy orders over
$30! This helps knock the price down even more! The code is AMAZSPECLSEP [thanks to Scott for the info!]
Darren sent in this one for our viewing pleasure….
“….The one on the left has a different bubble inside that holds the guns tip and tape on the strap, left hand holding the gun the one on the right has no bubble that holds the gun its held by his right hand and strap goes over the left arm….” Click the image above to enlarge…….
Everyone’s favorite online reporter is back this week again with a report from the set of Star Wars Episode II! Check it out here!
FBTB has another tidbit on the upcoming LEGO offering for the new year. That and notes on continuing clearance sales from several major retailers.
Congrats to Jeff Henning and his new wife! Like their cake topper!? 🙂
Our good buddy Tim Hopkins AKA:”SAVRIP”, customizer, collector & all around cool guy is looking to establish a Kentucky Colletcor Club. The Star Wars Kentucky Figure Collectors is the official title and if you are interested please drop him a line at email@example.com !! He is located in the Louisville area and is looking for locals to help get it off the ground. Regardless of where you are located in Kentucky, drop him a line!
eToys have the Chewbacca in chains 12″ figure (that’s the second furry Chewie) in stock for $19.99. Thanks to Qprod for the news!
If you reference coupon code yakfacespecial3 when placing your order, you will be eligible to receive the following specials thru 9/16 at Toyzz.com. These low prices do not appear on their Web site, so remember to reference the special Yakface coupon on their order form.
POTJ Chewbacca Dejarik Champion – $8.99
POTJ Tusken Raider Desert Sniper – $8.99
Episode I “Soft Goods” 3-Pack – You get Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi Knight, Anakin Pilot, and Darth Maul Sith Lord for only $17.99
And make sure to check out their Toyzz.com Jedi Council program (under the “Great Star Wars Mystery” section). You will get an email alert the minute a new arrival hits their doorstep and you will get a chance to order the new arrival at a significant discount a full day before it is listed on their site!
This Month’s Special
We are trying to clear the shelves for the SW2000 Line. So we are offing the Cantina 4 Pack for $7.99. That includes: Greedo, Jawa, Han Solo, Luke W/ T16 Model. Get yours today!
The owner authorized us to lower all prices on our figures… Check out the clearance and on-sale sections for GREAT DEALS!
Visit us at http://www.bowman-enterprises.com
Robert Musco of Noomivarr Sector prototypes has sent in a few more shots of the upcoming Battle Droid (Boomer Damage) figure:
Comparison – this pic shows the new droid in a dynamic “I’ve been hit!” pose, and is shown beside an unpainted prototype of the original wave one Battle Droid for comparison. You can see that the new droid is a lot thinner, especially at the knee and crotch areas. If Hasbro don’t make this out of good plastic, it’ll barely be able to stand…
For more prototypes and sample figures, check out Noomivarr Sector – it’s had a few new additions this weekend.
Check out this cool POTJ custom E.T. up for grabs right now on ebayauction #434002209!!!!!!
12″ Mace Windu $24.99, Qui-Gon Jinn $19.99, Battle Droid Commander $19.99, Gungan Scout Subs $15.99, Sith Attack Speeders w/Darth Maul $9.99, Ammo Wagons $17.99, Jabba The Hutt w/2 Headed Announcer/Opee with Qui Gon Jinn Beast Sets $30.99, Jabba’s Skiff Guards $9.99 & More! Now taking presell orders for all the hot, new upcoming releases. User friendly website. Easy, secure ordering. Visit today at http://www.planetactionfigure.com/
Many reports flowing in this morning of MEGA Obi Wan’s being found. Mostly at Walmart stores going for $9.99. I am going to make a prediction that this MEGA line will be at least 50% off after Christmas. Time will tell.
Check out From Bricks to Bothans for more info!!!!
Sandtroopers.com are giving away the Epic Forec three-pack (Han Chewie and Obi-Wan) this week! Head over and enter your name if you need these!
TheJawa have posted info about the first variation found on a POTJ Force File – there are two versions of the Coruscant Guard file, and also Mas Amedda and Chewbacca. They have info and a pic of the mistake on the Coruscant Guard file – it’s just as bad as the TC-14/R2-B1 error! Check out TheJawa for more.
Nick from the Tennessee Star Wars Collectors’
Network http://tncollectors.50megs.com writes in with this-
“We are currently hosting a contest sponsored by Scene 70 (a
Star Wars collectors shop Nashville) to promote the upcoming Toy Show at the Bellvue Mall in Nashville. The Toy Show will feature 3 well known Star Wars actors who will sign autographs. The guests are Kenny
Baker (R2-D2), Silas Carson (Nute Gunray, Lott Dodd), and Maria de’ Aragon (the original Greedo). The prizes in the contest include-
1st Place- R2-D2 with Holo Leia signed by Kenny Baker
Darth Maul figure signed by Ray Park
Nute Gunray Figure signed by Silas Carson
Red Carded Greedo signed by Maria de’Aragon
2nd Place-Complete set of all six Wal-Mart Exclusive 12″ Cantina
3rd Place-Diamond Exclusive 12″ Sandrooper
Please visit the Tennessee Star Wars Collectors’ Network @http://tncollectors.50megs.com for rules and information on the contest and show.“
This weeks winner of the electronic 12″ ep1 C3PO is Peter Vongkhamchanh from Alameda, CA! The giveaway madness is taking a break here at yakface.com and will return most likely in December.
Yavin4.com have posted some info on the 12″ Captain Tarpals and Kaadu pair – and I’m sure that many/all of you will be incredibly annoyed to hear that Yavin4 report this piece will be a Target store exclusive. Head over to Y4 for more (didn’t mean for that to rhyme)!
George Collazo sent in a carded pic of the new POTJ Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi) figure, which you can see here. This figure is now shipping in a collection one case, along with the POTJ Anakin, Maul and R2-D2. Quite a few readers have reported finding these.
In other reports, 12″ exclusives such as the Speeder Bike, Sith Speeder and Dewback are still showing up all over the country – keep looking!
Update: TheJawa.com has card front, back, bubble and Force File pics posted – check them out! Thanks to Shims for the info.
ActionFigureExpress.com has this item in and it costs $14.95 [$19&change with S&H]. If you need one, you might want to give these follks a try. I just ordered one 🙂 I’ll let you know how it goes.
12inch C-3P0 Now In Stock: The rare 12inch Electronic C-3PO (Item #84197, $29.99) is finally in stock again. Also available is a Not Mint version (Item #NM84197, $24.99). Your choice! Enjoy…
Barquin D’an and Chewbacca 12inch In Stock: Back in stock is the extremely rare and popular Barquin D’an and Chewbacca 12inch action collection figures (Item #28025A, $39.99). Our last shipment sold out in less than one day. Order now!
Coruscant Toys are giving away a Rebo Band Droopy McCool/Barquin D’An pair this week – head over to enter your name!
Jedi Jed sent this in: “My collector’s club is having a giveaway for submission of T-Shirt designs. First prize is an AT-AT! Word of it is available over at http://www.pasca.net/news.html.”
Join The Ohio Star Wars Collector’s Club!
Started in 1996, OSWCC (pronounced Oz-Wok) was one of the first
organized Star Wars Collecting clubs in the U.S. Benefits of the club
include email list membership where you can discuss, buy, sell and,
trade, and rant about Star Wars collectibles new and old. Also, once a year special “club-exclusive” collectibles are given out at the annual all-state Summer Social. Here’s an example:http://www.12back.com/temp/tarkin.jpg
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The New Hasbro 6″ Mega Action Darth Maul is now IN-STOCK!! This is the first in their line of Mega Action 6″ Figures…it will be followed later in the year with Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, and (the one I’m waiting for), a Destroyer Droid – which I hear will actually ROLL UP like they do in the movies!
Also, for you comic book fans – Maul is back in an original storyline from Dark Horse Comics. Issue 1 of 4 is now in stock (the rest will be released in the coming months). It is available with 2 different covers, either the regular Drew Struzen art cover, or a special limited photo cover. Either way, the issue is only $2.95!
KBKids.com has Electronic TC-14 on sale for $12.99 as the special of the day.
Now in stock!
Mega Jedi assortment: set of 2, 1 Darth Maul + 1 Obi Wan = $20, plus $5 S&H. Also, R2-D2 with holo Leia $30 plus $5 S&H! We also have the Death Star Trooper with Freeze Frame for only $10! Call us at 1-800-653-4155 or visit us online at http://www.yestertoys.com
FBTB has posted some new info on the upcoming 2001 line for LEGO.
Jeff Cioletti writes in with this:
“Just wanted to give you the head’s up on the next screening of my documentary Millennium’s End: The Fandom Menace. It’s this Sunday, Sept. 10 at Cafe Metropolis, 94 (as in Docking Bay!) S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, at 7 pm. Doors open at 6. For more info go to my web site,http://www.fadproductions.com“
Homing Beacon # 18 has filtered through to mail bin’s as well….. Don’t subscribe? Well check it out here and be sure to sign up!
StarWars.com has finally made the “On Location” video segments downloadable. They finally realized that the streaming video wasn’t really working too well 🙂 Also the latest “George Lucas Select Image” was posted on schedule last night. Stop by to check it all out!
Junior writes in-
“Junior here, with a few more Target DCPI’s for some of our favorite toys that will be released in the next few months. I wasn’t able to get release dates but, I was able to get the prices. Hope this helps everyone. I will get back to you with more as soon as they become available.”
12″ Asst. Bounty Hunters – Boba Fett, IG-88, Bossk, and 4-Lom $24.99
100th Edition Luke Skywalker – $49.99
300th Edition Figure – Boba Fett – $9.99
Courtesy of Robert Musco @ Noomivarr Sector prototypes, take a look at these great new photos:
Boba Fett (300th fig) – you can see just how cool this figure is going to be from this photo!
Battle Droid (Boomer Damage) – a first look at this new figure, I think we’re all going to need plenty of these for dioramas!!
These figures are fully painted samples without copyright markings on their feet, and they are complete. The Battle Droid looks particularly flimsy, but this is not a finished figure and you can be sure that the final toy will be more durable and able to stand freely.
Rebelscum dug up some really cool info regarding a ‘Kir Kanos’ figure – head over to Rebelscum for the info.
Dennis from the South Bay Star Wars Fan Club sent us this blurb on the upcoming Bay Area International Toy Expo coming up this weekend. People interested in joining us can reply to the forum topic on our site athttp://www.southbaystarwars.com so we can a head count & figure out where to meet.
Here’s all the relevant info:
Bay Area International Toy Expo
Sunday September 10th
10am – 3pm (Early bird 7:30am – 10am)
San Mateo County Expo Center
2495 S. Delaware St
San Mateo, CA
Kids under 12 w/ parent: Free
Early bird: $15
Andy Prezioso: (707) 763-6057
Bill Cross: (707) 795-4981
StarWars.com has posted a remider that tomorrow the Darth Maul series from Darkhorse hits comic shops everywhere. Here’s a small clip from the official site….
“With his breathtaking introduction in The Phantom Menace, Darth Maul quickly became the new face of evil in the Star Wars galaxy. His tattooed visage of intricate Sith patterns — now revealed to cover his entire body — strikes fear in the heart of his opponents. Now, with the release of his own dedicated four-issue comic series, Maul’s lethal skills are again conjured from the shadows.”
For more on this follow this link to the story……
UPDATE:Jay writes in to right my wrong-
“Ummm…Hate to burst your bubble on this but you posted that the Dark Horse comic hits tomorrow. Inform everyone this is wrong. Remember what was Monday?????……..H-O-L-I-D-A-Y. I own Universal Comics in Waukesha Wisconsin. Books ALWAYS get delayed shipping one day right after a Holiday. Watch for the new Star Wars Books Thursday.”
True Jay, thanks for the reminder! 🙂
StarWars.com has released prt 6 of an on going video series featuring Ahmed Best “On Location” & behind the scenes from the set of Episode II. Go now and behold the genius of Jar-Ja…. errr, I mean Ahmed.
This in from Jay at ADC…..
“I just wanted to let you and your readers know about our new make your own homemade LEGO Diorama Star Wars Movie scene contest for a free Collector Series X-Wing Fighter. People can see our site for details on how they can enter to win.”
for more info visit http://www.AmericanDreamComics.com
The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society opens its doors! After a successful first meeting, PSWCS is endeavoring to recruit new members. If you’d like to share your love of Star Wars collecting with other local PA collectors, please visit our Web Site and sign up!
We’ve created this network to facilitate collecting needs, share
information, and socialize. We’re open to all collectors who currently live in Pennsylvania or have significant ties to Pennsylvania. Membership benefits include an E-mail list-serve, Web Site, and monthly meetings. Membership is FREE! Our next meeting will occur on Saturday, September 23 in Harrisburg, PA. Please see our Web Site for details.
You can see some info, backed up by a scan, about a POTJ price drop inthis post on the Raving Toy Maniac forums.
Toyzz.com offers Yakface exclusive Star Wars specials.
If you reference coupon code yakfacespecial2 when placing your order, you will be eligible to receive the following specials this week at Toyzz.com. These low prices do not appear on their Web site, so remember to reference the special Yakface coupon on their order form.
Episode I “Soft Goods” 4-Pack – Qui-Gon Jinn Jedi Master, Darth Maul Sith Lord, Anakin Pilot, and Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi Knight – All 4 MOC for $28.50
Episode I 12″ Sebulba w/ Chubas – $19.99
Darth Vader “Puberty to Present” 3-Pack – You get an Episode I Anakin Skywalker Pilot, an Episode I Anakin Skywalker Naboo, and a POTF Darth Vader w/ Interragation Droid + CommTech chip (all MOMC) for only $22.99
POTF Cinema Scene 3-Pack Special – You get Jabba’s Skiff Guards, Rebel Pilots, and Jabba’s Dancers (all MIMB) for only $32.97
POTF “Butt-Ugly” Freeze Frame 2-Pack – Pote Snitkin + Orrimaarko (Prune Face)- Both MOC for $14.99
Electronic Lightsaber Special – You get a 1995 POTF Electronic Darth Vader’s Lightsaber and an Episode I Electronic Obi-Wan Kenobi Lightsaber (both MIMB) for only $42.00
POTF Rancor w/ Jedi Luke Deluxe Beast Pack – $23.99
Expanded Universe Lot #1 – You get Spacetrooper and Kyle Katarn (both MOMC) and all 3 Expanded Universe Vehicles (Cloud Car, Airspeeder, and Speeder Bike) w/ Exclusive figures for $44.95
Also, mention Yakface when placing your order of $50 or more and receive a mystery POTF or Episode I figure absolutely free.
Toyzz.com is also giving away a free Episode I Fambaa with Exclusive Gungan Warrior, so be sure to visit their site at http://www.toyzz.com and register for your chance to win!
If you are looking for some good deals on old stuff, check out TRU.COMas they have some great deals. Such as the:
Micro Machines MTT that opens into the Naboo battle field for $9.90, regularly $39.99.
Theed Generator Complex playset for $4.90 (this is the one that comes with the battle droid).
Tired of confusing websites that are not user friendly? Check outhttp://www.planetactionfigure.com. We keep it simple and fun to shop online! Sith Attack Speeders w/Darth Maul $9.99, Ammo Wagons $17.99, Jabba The Hutt w/2 Headed Announcer/Opee with Qui Gon Jinn Beast Sets $30.99, Jabba’s Skiff Guards $9.99, 12″ Mace Windu, Qui-Gon Jinn, Battle Droid Commander Sets $69.99, Maul Vs. Kenobi 2-Packs $13.99 & More! Now taking presell orders for all the hot, new upcoming releases.
Mixed reports on the big Speeder Bike day – plenty of reports of stores with not a single Bike, but as always, some to the complete opposite – this is from BOBB: “I went to 3 Targets in Columbus today. Brice Rd and Polaris had nothing. Broad St had 14 Speederbikes stacked on an end cap.”
If your store had nothing – don’t give up! Target like to annoy collectors and they might put them out during the week. Keep trying because they are out there!
Toymaniacs.com has the R2-D2 w/ holo Leia righht now for only $24.99. Pricey? Yes, but if you have been waiting for a decent price on this figure this is it. Otherwise you will have to hold out a little longer!
Update: Gone faster than you can say … pretty much anything.
Sandtroopers.com are giving away a Marmit TIE Fighter Pilot in their drawing this week – head over to enter!
The Speeder Bikes seem to be in greater supply as of today, and at the new sale price of $45.99. timrons wrote in to say that he found 30-40 Speeder Bikes piled up at a Target store in Iowa.
He also was told at a local TRU that the 12″ Dewback would be around from now until after Christmas so if you’re patient, you’ll find one.
UPDATE: Curt adds this-
“I dont know if the speeder bike will really be a problem in So Cal. I went to my local Target and counted 57 bikes today. They were stacked 5 high in 11 stacks on the top shelf. There were also a couple on the regular star wars shelf.”
This weeks winner was James Rowan from San Jose, CA! Congrats! You will be receiving your free stuff later this week! Next week’s drawing if for a Episode I 12″ electronic C3PO courtesy of D&S Toys! Enter Today!
FHDavid sent us this scan of a tag he found on the shelf at his local TARGET regarding this Sunday’s flyer advertising the 12″ Speederbike.Click here to check it out.
Thanks to Tony for the heads up!
Jay Crawley pipes in with this-
“Just wanted to let you know that bowman-enterprises has a pretty good deal on what they call the “cantina 4-pack”. For 7.99 you get the following 4 figures. Comtech Greedo, Luke, and Han. You also get the Jawa/Gonk 2-pack. Not a bad deal if you want/need these figs.”
Visit Bowman Enterprises at http://www.bowman-enterprises.com/
Keith-Adi-Mundi writes in-
“Here is a bit of interesting news for those people who have yet to find the new figures. I went to 3 different Toys R Us stores in the Dallas area today, and each of the stores had put out the new collection 2 POTJ figures. Each store had only received 1 case, but they all assured me that they would be getting more in their next truck load within a week. This is the first I have heard of TRU putting these figures on their shelf.”
Wanted to let ya’ll know that we just received the new Darth Maul & Darth Vader 2-pack for $16.99. Also still have some Trade Federation Tanks and Darth Vader with Imperial Interrogation Droid.
I had emailed Andy at Hasbro about the remaining Trophy assortment figures, [Obi Wan w/ Gungan sub + 00M9 w/ Tank] which were to be KB exclusives, and this was his reply.
“As for the trophy assortment, the retailer does not want the items anymore, so we are looking for an alternate outlet. Possibly the Fan Club, but they don’t seem to jazzed by them at the moment either. So to be clear, we did not cancel them, voluntarily anyway, but they won’t be shipping anytime soon. Hopefully someday. Thanks!”
Soon as we hear more we will let you know! Thanks Andy!
Lots of readers have been writing in and reporting finding 12″ Dewbacks, 12″ Sith Speeders and POTJ figures. There’s too much to post individual locations now, so please use the “Area Store Reports” section in the Yakface Forum as much as possible to help you/others find these new items. The POTJ stuff is getting more plentiful, there seem to be much more Dewbacks available than there were 12″ Speeder Bikes, and while the Sith Speeder has only just surfaced, it doesn’t seem incredibly hard to come by. Keep a look out!
A note for anyone who has recently sent in customs pics which haven’t gone up, or those who intend to – we’re doing some work on that section which we hope to get finished shortly and once it’s ready we’ll be adding these submissions.
Also, please be patient when it comes to submitting information for pages such as ‘Clubs’ – all information sent will get put up as soon as possible, and unless your mail bounces back to you, we have received it and we’ll notify you when it’s up. Thanks.
Delaton sent in this report on his findings today for anyone of you in the Rhode Island area:
Ocean State Job Lot Warren, RI:
KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut Cup Toppers $.99
Various Meal Toys from KFC, etc. $.99
Several AMC Models, including Tie Fighters, Emperor Palpatine, etc.
Episode 1 Koosh $.99
TRU Swansea, MA:
3 – 12″ Dewback Troopers
Big Lots Swansea, MA:
Episode 1 Electronic Games $7.99 or less
Episode 1 Models
Xyber 9 figures $.99 for all the customizers out there!
Several AMC Models, including Tie Fighters, Emperor Palpatine, etc.
TRU Warwick, RI:
Hundreds of Action Fleet vehicles
Erik writes: “Just letting you know that most of the California West Coast TRU stores are getting in 8-12 Dewbacks(each) on next weeks trucks. Just letting people know if they live in that area to look out for them.”
KBKids.com have the 12″ Lando Calrissian and Luke Skywalker (Bespin) figures for $9.99 each, and they also have the exclusive electronic Boba Fett for $24.99. Thanks to Giancarlo for the news.
EE Expands Not Mint Section
We are in the process of adding hundreds of new items to our not-mint section. These items are in good condition, but with not-mint packaging. This is also the place to go if you are looking for action figures sold individually. Just visit:
A new George Lucas Select image from Episode II was posted last night at StarWars.com. Stop on over and check it out!
http://www.thejawa.com is hosting an exclusive promotional give away of a 12″ Speeder Bike from one of their sponsors. Enter today, it can’t hurt!
New Products/Specials – http://www.phantommenacetoys.com
Several new items have arrived this week:
Star Wars Cookbook II – Darth Malt and Other Galactic Recipes
Lifesize Pit Droid from DK Publishing
Rebel Pilots Cinema Scene (we only have a few of these! – once they are sold out they will no longer be on the website!)
120mm Resin Kit of Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard from Blade Runner
Seth Rowan reports:
“Since I hadn’t seen this reported yet, I saw 7 12″ Maul with
Sith Speeders tonight at the Wal-Mart in Broken Arrow, OK.
I don’t know what price they had on them since I don’t
collect the 12″ and they weren’t marked. Thought I drop you
a note to let people be on the look out.”