April 2010 Archive

Holy Sale!
April 30, 2010 | 1:32 PM CST | Justin2

 


Hasbro has recently been hinting that they have big things in store for collectors with retail partnerToys”R”us, but I can’t say that I expected the kind of sale that I stumbled onto today.

Looks like they’re doing whatever it takes to move out all the Clone Wars and Legends figures that are hanging on the pegs in preparation for the new lines launching in a few months – but just how good were the prices I saw today? Head on over to the forums to find out.

 


 

Today Only: 20% Off All In-Stock Items at StarWarsShop
April 30, 2010 | 10:19 AM CST | Jayson

 


StarWarsShop.com is having a one day sale offering 20% off all in-stock items! Discount is automatically applied during checkout.

 


 

The Clone Wars Season Finale Airs Tonight!
April 30, 2010 | 9:14 AM CST | Jayson

 


Boba Fett and the bounty hunters are back as Season Two of The Clone Wars closes out tonight with two action-packed episodes: R2 Come Home and Lethal Trackdown. Don’t miss tonight’s exciting conclusion!

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: May the Fourth Be With You Giveaway
April 29, 2010 | 9:18 PM CST | Jayson

 


Sideshow Collectibles is again holding their May the Fourth Be With You Giveaway where one lucky fan will win themselves a Life Size General Grievous Bust!

Plus, get a glance of an upcoming collectible from a galaxy far, far away in a brand new Production Peek video!

 


 

SDCC Exclusive McQuarrie Concept Vader from Gentle Giant
April 29, 2010 | 9:08 PM CST | Jayson

 


Gentle Giant has revealed this year’s SDCC Exclusive mini bust through G4’s Attack of the Show: the McQuarrie Concept Darth Vader featuring 3 interchangeable heads! AOTS is also offering a special bronze painted version of this piece as a giveaway through their website, with the winner being announced on tomorrow night’s Attack of the Show!

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: 12″ Captain Rex
April 29, 2010 | 8:42 PM CST | Jayson

 


Sideshow Collectibles’ newsletter tonight has revealed the next figure in their expansive 12″ scale line: Captain Rex! Look for priority preorders to start next Friday at 10am PT for newsletter subscribers.

 


 

New Preorders and a Moving Sale from Past Generation Toys
April 29, 2010 | 9:30 AM CST | Jayson

 


Be sure to stop by the International G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention this weekend to say hello and browse our selection of toys.

We’re still running our huge sale on hundreds of items from lots of lines like G.I. Joe, DC Universe Classics, and Transformers. You can find figures for as low as $2 and up to 90% off! Check it out in the Past Generation Toys Moving Sale! 

We’ve also got tons of new peorders, so take a look and order now, and you won’t have to hunt them down in stores. Included are the GI Joe Resolute Cobra 7-pack and Joe 7-pack, the Force UnleashedVader Mini-Bust, Star Wars Jabba’s Palace Bookends, and the Star Wars Trash Compactor Bookends.

And as always, check out the Past Generation Toys BlogPGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter. This week we’ve got coverage of the 2010 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo!

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Legacy and Clone Wars Action Figures
April 29, 2010 | 9:25 AM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received new Legacy Action Figures and Clone Wars Action Figures.

NEW: Clone Wars Action Figures (Limit one per Order):
Dark Trooper Phase I – BD56
K’Kruhk – BD57
Spacetrooper – BD58
Jacen Solo – BD59
Jaina Solo – BD60
Shaak Ti – BD61
Cloud City Wing Guard (White) – BD50
R2-X2 – BD52
Episode V Concept Art Snowtrooper – BD48
Clone Commander CODY – BD44

IN STOCK: Legacy Action Battle Packs:
Tatooine Desert Ambush
Geonosis Assault
Birth of Darth Vader
Kamino Conflict
Battle for Endor

NEW: Clone Wars Battle Packs:
Jedi Showdown
Holocron Heist
Ambush at Abregado

IN STOCK: Expanded Universe – Comic 2-Packs:
Storm Commando and General Weir
IG-97 and Rom Mohc
Plourr Ilo and Dllr Nep
Darth Krayt and Sigel Dare

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

Become a fan of K & C Collectibles on Facebook and receive special offers including early notification of new product.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 82nd Edition
April 29, 2010 | 8:20 AM CST | Jayson

 

The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on February 26th. Head to our forum to find out more details regarding the new Endor Rebel Trooper and when, if at all, we can expect a re-release of the Utapau Clone Trooper for the basic figure line.

 


 

12″ Anakin Clone Wars
April 29, 2010 | 7:57 AM CST | Mark

Over at Sideshowtoy, they have IN Stock the new 12″ Anakin from the Clone Wars Sideshow Exclusive version..

So if you are interested, head on over and pick one up.

 


 

More TFU Box Sets News
April 28, 2010 | 11:40 AM CST | Justin2

 


For all our readers in the UK that are concerned about the availability of the TFU box sets at Toysrus, Yakface moderator Paulskywalker received some good news directly from Hasbro. Their response to his question is worth a read.

As for local news on these sets, they continue to pop up in the U.S. and I was lucky enough to score some yesterday at an area St. Louis Toysrus (the Sunset Hills store to be exact).

Good luck and happy hunting!

 


 

Sponsor Update Big Bad Toy Store
April 27, 2010 | 8:59 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

Hi – Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals as well as some great new preorder items!

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NEW PREORDERS
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STAR WARS JABBA’S PALACE BOOKEND SET
This set shows Leia as Boushh trying to free Han of the Carbonite while a
Gamorrean Guard and Boba Fett walk their rounds. The set measures 14″
wide by 9″ tall, and is listed at $224.99, saving you $25 off the MSRP.

STAR WARS DX KUBRICKS SERIES 02 – MASTER CASE, BOX
The second wave of Deluxe Star Wars Kubricks includes Chewbacca with goggles, Hot Han Solo, Hoth Leia Organa, Hoth Luke Skywalker, a Snowtrooper and R-3P0, along with the pieces to assemble a bonus AT-ST unit. We have the box of 12 listed at $199.99, or the Master Case of 48 (including chase figure) at $699.99, saving you $100 off the 4x box price.

‘SENATE DUEL’ YODA VS. DARTH SIDIOUS DIORAMA
Sideshow’s latest diorama for Star Wars is the ‘Senate Duel’ which shows Yoda and Darth Sidious engaged in battle in the Senate chamber. This fantastic collectible is listed at $239.99, $10 off MSRP, and is set to arrive this fall.

STAR WARS TALKING PLUSHES
A number of new talking plush Star Wars characters have been announced. We’ve got the 4″ mini talking plush clip-on set of 4 (Darth Vader, Yoda, R2-D2, Chewbacca) listed at $35.99, as well as 9″ talking versions of all four figures at $19.99 each, and even a 15″ talking Yoda plush, priced at $39.99.

STAR WARS DROIDS BANK
This new bank shows C-3P0 and R2-D2 traversing the surface of Tatooine, and is priced at $23.99.

STAR WARS CLONE WARS KIT FISTO MAQUETTE
The latest Clone Wars Animated maquette shows the Nautolan Jedi wielding twin green lightsabers. This statue is listed at $84.99, saving you $10 off the MSRP.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED DARTH VADER MINI BUST
This bust shows the Dark Lord of the Sith with his armor and outfit burnt and tattered, with exposed mechanics and more. This piece is listed at $53.99, $6 off the MSRP. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

YAKFINITIES #35 – Tie Breaker Voting has Begun
April 26, 2010 | 3:13 PM CST | Justin2

Voting for the next Customizing Challenge resulted in a tie – so now what? Let’s break the tie with a new ballot, and watch the two most popular categories duke it out to the bitter end.

What are you waiting for? Make your vote count after the jump!

 


 

The Force Unleashed Figures Pack In Stock at TRU.com
April 26, 2010 | 11:10 AM CST | Jayson

 


Toys”R”Us.com has added the 2 new The Force Unleashed Figures Pack to their online store. As of now, there are no pictures but each set is currently available and qualify for the buy one, get one 50% off promotion. Hurry and get yours today! Thanks to Adam for the tip!

 


 

Episode 242: Metal Mania
April 26, 2010 | 8:55 AM CST | Jayson

 


This has been an exciting week to be a Star Wars collector! New items have been made available for preorder from Gentle Giant, Sideshow, eFX Collectibles, plus Celebration 5 exclusives and more! And with new Hasbro EU figures showing up as well, it’s been the busiest week we’ve had in a long time. Join Star Wars Action News as Arnie and Marjorie recap this week’s new release info.

Also this week, Marjorie and Arnie were excited to find the Di Agostini Die Cast vehicles and figures were being made available in the USA. Arnie faced the music (and the Comic Store owner) and bought 7 of these vehicles. We review them this week to see if they should become part of your collection.

With an EU recap of Choose Your Own Adventure stories, a review of the Japanese handbags, and more, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Spy Report: New Hasbro Battle Packs and More
April 26, 2010 | 8:17 AM CST | Jayson

 


Our spies have passed along a new list of yet to be announced goodies that are on the horizon for the line relaunched this fall. Here is a breakdown of few new battle packs, some of which were revealed at Toy Fair back in February. Also on the list are some new “Legacy of” sets as well as a listing for a certain vile gangster’s throne room and more! Note: Pricing and released dates are for the European market.

Anti-Hailfire Squad Battle Pack – August 2010 – 29,90 Euro*
Droids and Clones Battle Pack – August 2010 – 29,90 Euro*
Holocron Heist Battle Pack – August 2010 – 29,90 Euro*
Battle of Hoth Battle Pack – August 2010 – 29,90 Euro*
ARC Troopers Battle Pack – September 2010- 29,90 Euro
Mandalorian Trooper´s (Death Watch) Battle Pack – September 2010 – 29,90 Euro

Legacy of Boba Fett – August 2010 – 19,90 Euro
Legacy of Grievous – August 2010 – 19,90 Euro
Legacy of Anakin Skywalker – August 2010 – 19,90 Euro

Cad Bane & IG-86 – September 2010 – 20,50 Euro
Senate Commando Captain – September 2010 – 20,50 Euro
Jabba´s Throne Room – July 2010 – 56,00 Euro

*Shown at Toyfair 2010

Weigh in with your thoughts on this new list in here our forums.

 


 

New Products from eFX Collectibles
April 25, 2010 | 9:37 AM CST | Jayson

 

 

Newsletters from eFX Collectibles has started hitting inboxes and they are announcing a few new products. First, they are offering 2 new Precision Cast Replica Stormtrooper helmets: one as seen in The Empire Strikes Back and one Shadow Stormtrooper. The ESB PCR helmet is wearable, features green lens and will be available at Elite Collectibles and select retailers, while the Shadow Stormtrooper helmet, also wearable, will be sold exclusively through Cozmic Toyz and limited to just 501 pieces.


Also announced is the Count Dooku Revenge of the Sith Precision Cast Lightsaber. This limited edition “stunt” version is slightly different than the EII design and features a new stand allowing for proper orientation when displaying.

 


 

Buy one, get one 50% off at Toys”R”Us
April 25, 2010 | 8:24 AM CST | Jayson

 


Today, Toys”R”Us is offering buy one, get one 50% off all Star Wars action figures, books and Lego construction sets. Offer is valid in stores and online – expires 5/1.

 


 

New Loose Images
April 24, 2010 | 11:19 AM CST | Justin2

 

 

Courtesy of eBay seller Star Wars Army Store, some great new loose images of upcoming figures from The 2010 Vintage Collection have surfaced – check them out after the jump!

 


 

The Clone Wars Episode 20: Death Trap
April 23, 2010 | 8:12 AM CST | Jayson

 


Tonight kicks of the final 3 episodes of the Clone Wars for Season Two and it also marks the return of Boba Fett. We get to witness a bounty hunter in the making as he teams up with Aurra Sing to wreak havoc on the Jedi as retribution for the loss of his father. Daniel Logan, who portrayed the young Boba in Attack of the Clones, reprises his roles and lends his voice to the series. Rest assured this is one episode you will not want to miss!!!

 


 

Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store.com
April 22, 2010 | 6:30 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is an update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com Hi – Here is a quick update fromhttp://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another great batch of new preorders, more new arrivals and our latest sale:

———— 15% OFF SALE ————

From now until Friday – save 15% on everything we carry except ‘New’ and ‘Preorder / Backorder’ items! Thousands of items are on sale and we’ve just removed the ‘New’ designation from hundreds more. Graphic Novels, Vintage Department, Toys, Statues, Busts and many other items are included. Just browse through your favorite menus to view the sale items. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Pre-Order the New YODA vs Sidious Polystone Diorama Today!
April 22, 2010 | 3:53 PM CST | Mark

 

Senate Duel: Yoda Vs Darth Sidious Diroama Senate Duel: Yoda Vs Darth Sidious Diroama

Over at Sideshowtoy… today’s newsletter will provide you with the chance to pre-order this new display piece… wow is it nice!!!

Order today… Now available for pre-order

 


 

G4’s AOTS Celebrates Star Wars Next Week
April 22, 2010 | 1:56 PM CST | Jayson

 


The Official Site updates today with news that G4’s Attack of the Show will be celebrating Star Wars next week with exclusive clips, interviews and giveaways. Head to StarWars.com for the complete breakdown.

 


 

First Look: Star Wars: The Old Republic – Fatal Alliance
April 21, 2010 | 9:33 PM CST | Jayson

 


The Official Site has updated tonight with the first look at the tie-in novel to the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic multiplayer online role-playing game. Head on over for a sneak peek at the cover and a synopsis of the story and look for Fatal Alliance it hit shelves on July 20, 2010.

 


 

Is Yoda The Target of Starkiller in The Force Unleashed 2?
April 21, 2010 | 11:34 AM CST | Jayson

 


The gaming website Gaming Target has posted an interesting theory that the mission of the upcoming The Force Unleashed 2 will center around Starkiller tracking down Yoda on Dagobah in an effort to wipe out the remaining Jedi. The theory is also supported by LucasArts website depicting Starkiller standing on the swampy planet’s surface with Yoda’s hut clearly seen in the background. Head on over for a closer look and then weigh in with your thoughts in our forums.

 


 

A New Display Alternative: DisPLAYability Stands
April 20, 2010 | 11:35 AM CST | Jayson

 


DisPLAYabilityStands.com is very excited to debut their new product! The patented (patent pending) BDS (Basic Display System) products are now available for pre-order from various retail partners.

The BDS (Basic Display System) is a customizable and portable collectible or knick knack stand which is a display, diorama, and playset all in one.

These stands can highlight and enhance the pieces in your collections from small statues, mini-busts, die-cast cars, action figures and more. Whether you display your items or play with your items, you can find a use for DisPLAYability Stands!

Look for their CDS (Constructible Display System) to debut late 2010!

Please drop by their web site for more details.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW37 Ziro’s Assassin Droid
April 20, 2010 | 10:48 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with more backfilling of a few older waves from the Clone Wars line. The next figure up from wave 10 is Ziro’s Assassin Droid.

PROS: One of the best figures in terms of articulation ever produced – well worth repeat purchases. Deco also very nice and overall design fits well into the realistically styled (non-animated) figure line.

CONS: None, whatsoever.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection if you haven’t already.

 


 

New Mini Bust Images at Gentle Giant Collectors
April 20, 2010 | 9:55 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

GentleGiantCollectors.com has posted new images of the PGM exclusive Farmboy Luke Mini Bust and painted versions of the Animated Commander Bly and Figrin D’an busts as well.

Head on over to check them out!

 


 

Episode 241: First Vintage Collection Figure Review – 4-Lom & Zuckuss
April 20, 2010 | 8:45 AM CST | Jayson

 


It’s hard to recall a Hasbro toy that has excited the collector base as much as their recent announcement of returning to the Star Wars style that made it famous–the cards from the 70s and early 80s with Hasbro’s new The Vintage Collection. At Jedi-Con the first Vintage Collection figures were sold, the 4-Lom/Zuckuss reversed-name 2 pack, and this week on Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie provide the first hands-on review of this new figure style!

Also this week, Jerry returns with his vintage reviews, continuing his look at the die-cast Kenner Micro Collection sets from The Empire Strikes Back.

With a review of the Uncle Milton Optical Command Unit, two comic book reviews, news about Star Wars on Blu Ray, and a review of the Gentle Giant The Force Unleashed Sith Apprentice Mini-Bust 2-pack, it’s all this week on the Star Wars Action News podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Moving Sale (Up to 90% Off) and New Preorders from Past Generation Toys!
April 20, 2010 | 8:35 AM CST | Jayson

 


Be sure to stop by and say hello to Past Generation Toys at the 2010 International GI Joe Convention in Rhode Island from April 30th to May 3rd.

We’ve got a huge new sale with big savings on hundreds of items from various lines. There are GI Joes for $2, DC Universe Classics for $5, and Transformers for $3. You can find all these deals and more on in the Past Generation Toys Moving Sale! Check it out now before they’re all gone.
Also new to the store are Living Dead Dolls preorders, so purchase now and guarantee that you won’t miss out on great characters like Beetle Juice.

And as always, check out the Past Generation Toys BlogPGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter. This week we’ve got coverage of the 2010 Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo!

 


 

The Star Wars Saga is Coming to Blu-Ray
April 19, 2010 | 9:16 AM CST | Jayson

 


At C2E2 this weekend, Star Wars news go-to-guy, Steve Sansweet has officially confirmed the six film Star Wars Saga is coming to Blu-Ray. No release date was given but I’d expect more details at Celebration V. Head to Cinematial.com for the report.

 


 

More TRU Exclusives Found
April 18, 2010 | 2:00 AM CST | Justin2

 


In addition to a few instances of the Expanded Universe wave being found at TRU the past week, our friends at Echobaseforums are reporting they have found the new highly anticipated box sets of figures from The Force Unleashed. Even better news is the reported price tag of $29.99 per set!

Word on the street is these will be officially hitting on or around May 1st with the Expanded Universe Wave, but if you’ve got a TRU store in your area it might be worth your time to see if these are available already for you to add to your collection.

Update – Forumite Darth Kikinou has already found these too. Happy hunting Yakkers!

 


 

Rykrof Enloe Series Update
April 15, 2010 | 8:37 PM CST | Justin2

 

  

Production on the final installment in The Enloe Chronicles is set to begin in May, and previews of both the chapter and diorama construction will be available soon after.

Until then, there’s still plenty of time to get caught up on the most recent chapter, BROKEN ORDER.

 


 

Previous Wal-Mart Exclusives Surfacing at Toys”R”Us
April 15, 2010 | 9:33 AM CST | Jayson

 


Looks like the “Ambush” themed Clone Wars 2 packs that were first exclusive to Wal-mart have now found a new home at Toys”R”Us. Yakreader Brent P. sends us an image showing the Yoda/Jek and Thire/Rys hanging from his local store’s pegs for $14.99 each. So if you missed them the first go ’round, now’s your chance to get caught up.

 


 

Sponsor News: Past Generation Toys – Moving Sale!!!
April 14, 2010 | 10:40 PM CST | Jayson

 


Past Generation Toys Moving Sale! Prices reduced on hundreds of Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers and other toy lines! Prices reduced by 20%-90%! Stop by Past Generation Toys today!

 


 

Sponsor Update Big Bad Toy Store
April 14, 2010 | 9:40 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is an update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another big list of new arrivals and many more new preorders.

————- NEW PREORDERS ————-

STAR WARS LIGHTSABER CHOPSTICKS SERIES 2 – DARTH MAUL, MACE WINDU, LUKE The second wave of these interesting novelties includes chopsticks based on Luke Skywalker’s green lightsaber from Episode VI, Mace Windu’s purple lightsaber and Darth Maul’s red set, which even combine end-to-end like the originals. Pick up your favorites at $11.99 per set, or grab a set of 3 at $33.99.

————- NEW ARRIVALS ———-

STAR WARS 1/4 SCALE PREMIUM FORMAT YODA & CLONE TROOPER This set has arrived and is already running low. It includes Yoda putting his lightsaber through the chest of a post-Order 66 Clone Trooper, and the lightsaber even lights up to duplicate the scene from “Revenge of the Sith”. We have this piece listed at $329.99, $20 below the MSRP. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Expanded Universe Wave Roll Out on 5/1?
April 14, 2010 | 12:45 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

I managed to score a case of the Legacy Collection Expanded Universe figures today from my local Toys”R”Us and noticed something of interest on the case itself. It appears that there is a dedicated “Collector Endcap” scheduled to be set for May 1st so hopefully if your store has a low figure count right now, they might start receiving these cases soon to supply it. Click the image above for a closer look.

Thoughts? Discuss HERE in the forums.

 


 

Customizing Challenge Update
April 13, 2010 | 9:20 PM CST | Justin2

 


Attention customizers! There’s still about two weeks left to get your entry in the current Yakfinities,SWOOP BIKERS.

In the meantime, category voting has also begun for the next customizing theme, and if you’re registered in the forums you can cast your vote HERE.

 


 

Final Legacy (Expanded Universe) Wave Starting to Hit Retail
April 13, 2010 | 1:37 PM CST | Jayson

 


Reports are circulating that the final Legacy wave comprised of Expanded Universe figures, has started to hit retail at Toys”R”Us on the west coast, namely San Diego, California. Be on the look out folks as these figures are sure to be popular.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW36 Clone Tank Gunner
April 13, 2010 | 12:15 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with more backfilling of a few older waves from the Clone Wars line. The next figure up from wave 10 is the Clone Tank Gunner.

PROS:Upgrades the helmet sculpt from the Battle Pack version plus, he’s available in 2 flavors and it’s a cheaper alternative to the battle pack and Turbo Tank pack-ins.

CONS: Not much new here other than a unique deco.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection if you haven’t already.

 


 

Episode 240: The Trouble with Time Travel
April 12, 2010 | 11:42 PM CST | Jayson

 


Paul S Kemp is Star Wars’ newest author, and his novel Crosscurrent is making waves through fandom. It’s selling well and has gotten good reviews, but certain plot points are causing controversy and discussion with Expanded Universe fans. On this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast, we have Paul S Kemp on the show discussing why he wanted to write for Star Wars, and we go in depth on some of the book’s more controversial aspects.

Also this week, we discuss the newest Star Wars TV projects, say why Star Wars 3-D should not happen, and we have a Hasbro Q&A! All this and more on this week’s podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Review: Fate of the Jedi: Backlash
April 12, 2010 | 6:20 PM CST | Freebird

New Review is up. This time Fate of the Jedi: Backlash by Aaron Allston. Check out the review here.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: 10% Off Your Order!
April 12, 2010 | 9:19 AM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles is offering 10% off all in-stock merchandise for those orders over $30.00 until midnight April 15th, 2010 – Tax Day. Offer not valid on pre-order items and a Credit/Debit card must be used for payment. The discount code is taxday and must be keyed into the Discount Code field during the check out process.

NEW: LEGACY BATTLE PACKS:
Tatooine Desert Ambush
Birth of Darth Vader

NEW: CLONE WARS BATTLE PACKS:
Jedi Showdown
Holocron Heist

New: Expanded Universe – Comic 2-Packs:
Storm Commando and General Weir
IG-97 and Rom Mohc

Pre-Order – April 25th, 2010
Darth Maul – figure with magazine
Han Solo – figure with magazine
STAP – #23
Cloud Car – #24
AAT – #49
Droid Fighter – #50
Farm Boy Luke Skywalker mini-bust
Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber Flashlight

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

Become a fan of K & C Collectibles on Facebook and receive special offers including early notification of new product.

 


 

Customizer Spotlight – Ernest Borgnine
April 11, 2010 | 2:28 PM CST | Justin2

 


With more great custom work being shared in the forums, the Customizer Spotlights continue as we highlight the latest from Ernest Borgnine. Head on over to the forums and check out more of his awesome stuff here.

 


 

NEW Clone Wars Commander Bly Mini Bust
April 9, 2010 | 7:25 PM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at Yoda’s News have posted first shots of an upcoming Clone Wars Commander Bly Mini Bust from Gentle Giant. Bly comes with a removable visor that will be able to be displayed on the figure’s helmet in the up or down position. You can see this mini bust in person at the upcoming C2E2 convention in Chicago at AFX’s booth, #767. Head on over for a closer look.

 


 

Still Sucking Strong
April 8, 2010 | 11:51 PM CST | Justin2

 


Nine years ago, Creature Cantina opened its doors and sucked in fans with Bill Cable‘s original Star Wars comic strip.

Although he has recently retired the comic strip, new things are in store for fans with the introduction of Collector-Z, a new series of laughs that Bill has introduced.

Head on over and congratulations to our friends at Creaturecantina.com for inching one year closer to a full decade of sucking.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW35 Padmé Amidala (Adventure Gear)
April 8, 2010 | 11:50 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with more backfilling of a few older waves from the Clone Wars line. The next figure up from wave 10 is Padmé Amidala in Adventure Gear.

PROS: Loads of articulation and far better likeness than the previous Padmé figure.

CONS: Grappling Hook Launcher is a tad unwieldy.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection if you haven’t already.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 81st Edition
April 8, 2010 | 10:45 AM CST | Jayson

 

The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on February 26th. Head to our forum to find out more details regarding the mysterious Cad Bane in Disguise figure and a confirmation of Oola as Jabba’s pack in.

 


 

Entertainment Weekly Gets Making of ESB First Look
April 8, 2010 | 10:30 AM CST | Jayson

 


The new Entertainment Weekly is offering readers a first look at the follow up to J.W. Rinzler’s The Making of Star Wars book, Star Wars: The Making of The Empire Strikes Back. The new issue, on stands April 9, features several rare and never-before-seen photos and quotes from the cast and crew. You can read more about the article at EW.com

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW34 Matchstick
April 7, 2010 | 10:13 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with more backfilling of a few older waves from the Clone Wars line. We continue with the first figure from wave 10 (or wave 7 depending on your method of tracking) – the Shadow Squadron pilot – Matchstick.

PROS: Removable helmet is a nice upgrade from the previous Clone Trooper Pilot “Odd Ball” and the distinctive deco makes for a great addition to the ranks. Looks great at the helm of a Y-Wing Bomber.

CONS: Matchstick is pretty lonely with no other Shadow Squadron Y-Wing pilots to command.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection if you haven’t already.

 


 

Episode 239: Jedi Con 2010
April 6, 2010 | 12:15 PM CST | Jayson

 


In Germany this past weekend, one of the biggest Star Wars conventions outside Celebration V was held, Jedi Con. Featuring the first chance for anyone to buy Hasbro’s new vintage style figures (the 4-LOM/Zuckuss reverse figure pack) and a bevvy of Star Wars celebrities, it was a Star Wars party not to be missed, and Star Wars Action News reporter Steve The Ginger Prince was there! Listen to his coverage of this *fan*tastic time, including a contest where you can win these vintage figures autographed by the actors who played 4-LOM and Zuckuss!

Also this week, we continue our vintage coverage as Jerry begins a series looking back at vintage toys from The Empire Strikes Back. For this first installment Jerry looks at the Kenner Micro Collection of die-cast figures, and talks about some unproduced prototypes.

Finally this week, Arnie and Marjorie review Sideshow’s “The Circle is Now Complete” Darth Vader vs Obi-Wan diorama and Uncle Milton’s Darth Vader’s Robotic Arm educational toy. It’s all this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Nahdar Vebb Arriving
April 6, 2010 | 11:10 AM CST | Justin2

If you sent off for the Nahdar Vebb promotional figure, keep an eye on your mail as these have started to show up. Thanks to Yakface reader Rich N. for the heads up, who received five of the Mon Calamari Jedi on his doorstep yesterday.

 


 

Poodoo!
April 6, 2010 | 1:23 AM CST | Justin2

 


I received a letter in the mail today from the United States Post Office with bad news.

Apparently the bubble mailer I had sent off a stack of forms to order a handful of the Eopie w/ Qui Gon Jinn figures somehow came open and the contents were lost. So Hasbro didn’t receive my check or forms, but I did get the check back.

So consider this a heads up Yakkers, as the Nahdar Vebb promotion is still going – if you send off for it, be sure to quadruple tape your envelope as you don’t want THIS happening to you.

 


 

Customizer Spotlight – darthmac
April 6, 2010 | 1:12 AM CST | Justin2

 


The latest Customizer Spotlight goes to forumite darthmac, who has put together a great rendition of an Imperial gunner station.

When a customizer puts together such a great setup, it makes one pray Hasbro will eventually do something like this! Unfortunately chances are they won’t; so if you’re wondering how you could create your own version, head on over to the forums for more pics and a detailed walk through of his process after the jump!

 


 

Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store
April 5, 2010 | 9:31 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is a big update from bigbadtoystore.com

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SPRING CLEARANCE SALE
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Prices have been cut on hundreds of items and we have over 2000 total items on sale! Over 500 of these items have been discounted between 50% and 90% off our list price. We’ve also added some bonus sale menus with additional savings:

40% Off GI Joe Movie Items
20% Off GI Joe 25th Anniversary
30% Off Transformers Busts
30% Off Star Trek Movie

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NEW T-SHIRT MENU
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We’ve recently expanded our selection to include a variety of T-Shirts & Apparel closely related to the toys and figures you all know and love. We currently have a variety of Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Blackest Night,
Ghostbusters, Hangover and many other shirts listed. We’ll be adding shirts from many other properties soon, also be sure to check out the New Era Caps from Transformers and GI Joe.

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NEW ARRIVALS
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STAR WARS COMIC TWO-PACKS 2010 WAVE 3 – CASE, SINGLES
We’ve had a bit of an on-again-off-again situation with this wave of Star Wars Comic Two-Packs, but they have indeed arrived at long last. We have the case of eight two-packs, including one each of Bogey Squad, Commander Cody’s Lieutenant & Trooper, Black Hole Stormtrooper with Hologram, Tholme & Tra’Saa, Exar Kun & Ulic Qel-Droma, Darth Krayt & Sigel Dare, Luke Skywalker & Lumiya and Kyle Katarn & Yuuzhan Vong listed at $109.99. We also have singles available of all except Exar Kun & Ulic Qel-Droma, priced at $16.99 to $19.99 each.

MCQUARRIE CONCEPT R2-D2 & C-3P0
We’ve managed to get a number of this classic set from Star Wars Celebration IV at a good price, and we’re passing it along to you. This set includes McQuarrie Concept versions of C-3P0 and R2-D2 as well as a collectible coin, and is priced at $13.99.

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NEW PREORDERS
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STAR WARS 12″ 501ST LEGION TROOPER
Sideshow’s latest 12″ Star Wars announcement is the 12″ 501st Legion Clone Trooper. This figure comes dressed in blue and white armor and includes a blaster and a rifle, and we have it listed at $84.99, saving you $5 off the MSRP. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Clone Wars Season Finale Trailer
April 5, 2010 | 8:53 AM CST | Jayson

JediInsider has posted an exclusive trailer for the Clone Wars Season Two Finale that was revealed at WonderCon over the weekend. Click on over for a glimpse at what is sure to be a can’t-miss conclusion to this ground-breaking season!

Major spoiler warnings apply.

 


 

Happy Easter
April 4, 2010 | 12:10 PM CST | Justin2

To all of our readers, we wish you a safe and Happy Easter. And good luck on those egg hunts!

 


 

Disney Star Wars Update
April 3, 2010 | 7:50 AM CST | Bill

Our friends over at Endor Express have been busy! Here’s the latest gallery of picture from Walt Disney World in Florida’s Star Tours here.

If that wasn’t enough, they also have pictures and details on series 4 of the Disney/Star Wars cross over figures– can you say Boussh with mouse ears, and Series 4 of the Disney racers here.

 


 

Sponsor Announcement Big Bad Toy Store
April 3, 2010 | 7:44 AM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW ARRIVALS
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CLONE WARS OBI-WAN KENOBI MAQUETTE
Gentle Giant’s 8.75″ Maquette of Obi-Wan takes its design from the Clone Wars Animated series and looks like it walked straight out of ther tv screen. Obi-Wan stands with his lightsaber at the ready, and he is priced at $79.99, saving you $10 off the MSRP.
Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Evolutions 50% Off Again at TRU
April 2, 2010 | 7:04 PM CST | Justin2

 


In addition to the basic figure price of 2/$10.99 that Toysrus is running this week, the Evolution 3-pks are on sale today and Saturday for 50% off. With very little new product finding its way to retail right now, this is not a bad way to stock up on some army builders or custom fodder…

 


 

501st Legion: Vader’s Fist Clone Trooper 12-inch
April 2, 2010 | 11:41 AM CST | Mark

 

Star Wars Premium Collectibles Star Wars Premium Collectibles

Priority Pre-Order event for the Exclusive 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist Clone Trooper 12-inch Figure will be today at 10:00 AM (Pacific Time).

 


 

Easter Weekend Sale and Tons of New Preorders at Past Generation Toys!
April 2, 2010 | 6:22 AM CST | Jayson

 


Celebrate Easter with FREE shipping on orders over $65! But don’t wait to order, because the sale ends this weekend!

We also have a lot more preorders listed this week, including brand new figures from The Clone WarsStar Wars, the Mego style DC Superheroes Retro Action FiguresDC Universe ClassicsMasters of the Universe Classics, and the exciting new Prince of Persia Lego sets!
Three new preorders to keep your eyes on are The AtomJacen Solo, and Tytus, because each of these might become very hard to find in the future.

And don’t forget to check out the Past Generation Toys BlogPGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter, because we’ve got contests, reviews, news, and articles to keep you updated on the world of toys!

 


 

Sideshow SDCC 2010 Exclusive Teaser
April 1, 2010 | 2:12 PM CST | Michael

Sideshow has chosen the day of Fools to give us a teaser of what we can look forward to for this year’s exclusives. All will be revealed on/around April 8th!

 


 

501st Legion: Vader’s Fist Clone Trooper 12-inch Figure
April 1, 2010 | 2:01 PM CST | Mark

 

Star Wars Premium Collectibles Star Wars Premium Collectibles

Remember that the Priority Pre-Order event for the Exclusive 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist Clone Trooper 12-inch Figure will be on Friday, April 2nd, at 10:00 AM (Pacific Time).

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW33 AAT Driver Battle Droid
April 1, 2010 | 8:28 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with more backfilling of a few older waves from the Clone Wars line. We continue with the next figure from wave 9 – the AAT Driver Battle Droid.

PROS: Variety is the spice of life, just ask the Grand Army of the Republic (or Tiger Woods).

CONS: Spindly and often times deformed legs make standing this and most battle droids unaided for long periods a chore.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection if you haven’t already.

March 2010 Archive

Yakfinities Rides On!
March 31, 2010 | 10:52 PM CST | Justin2

 


The latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge is heating up as several new entries have been submitted the past week.

There’s still plenty of time to pimp out your ride or just add your own custom swoop rider. So whether you’re a customizing veteran or new at this part of the hobby, head on over to the forums and join in!

 


 

Photonovel Spotlights Continue
March 31, 2010 | 10:38 PM CST | Justin2

 

 

Tonight we spotlight the work of two of the more active photonovelists in the Yakface forums.

Leading things off, we have some excellent previews of an X-WING ALLIANCE storyline byjulianmaurice here.

Forumite Darth Depressis also shares with us his latest endeavor in his ongoing series, with THE MANDALORIAN CONNECTION.

 


 

Sith Inspired Mural Adorns Saturn Sky Roadster
March 31, 2010 | 11:22 AM CST | Jayson

 


Yak Reader “SteveSky67” has sent in an impressive Sith Lords mural has been airbrushed to a decorative panel under his Saturn Sky Roadster’s hood. Click the image above for a better look at this “masterful” work of art.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW32 Clone Commander Thire
March 31, 2010 | 8:33 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with more backfilling of a few older waves from the Clone Wars line. We continue with the next figure from wave 9 – Clone Commander Thire.

PROS: It’s a “new” clone to add to you ever growing clone ranks. The new dual holster belt is neat too.

CONS: By “new” I mean it’s a repaint of a previously released Lt. Thire from the Walmart Exclusive “Ambush” Two pack, so the deco differences might not be enough to warrant a second purchase for the average collector.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection if you haven’t already.

 


 

New “Chase” figures coming in 2010?
March 30, 2010 | 1:07 PM CST | Michael

The guys over at rebelscum.com have posted an interesting list in their 2010 Vintage Collectionphoto archive. Under the complete checklist we see a new listing for: “Antique Force Detail” Collection. Early thoughts/speculation leans towards these being repacked figures in possible vintage deco on vintage cards? Remember..nothing official until Hasbro confirms. Does give us something to ponder……… APRIL FOOL’S!

 


 

New to the Staff
March 30, 2010 | 12:55 PM CST | Michael

I’d like to take a quick opportunity to introduce myself as the newest member of the Yakface staff. I am Michael Mullins-Wright, but a lot of you around the community might know me as mrmforce.

I am thrilled to be here at Yaks and will be helping out with the daily news, Convention Coverage, and updating our SideShow 12inch Toyguide.

Drop me a line if you have any suggestions, news to share, or just want to say hello!

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW31 Captain Argyus
March 30, 2010 | 8:33 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with more backfilling of a few older waves from the Clone Wars line. We continue with the next figure from wave 9 – Captain Argyus.

PROS: The distinctive blue armor, open faced Senate Guard helmet and unique head sculpt sets this trooper apart from the sea of clone troopers in our collections.

CONS: Argyus’ signature sweeping hairdo doesn’t quite live up to its onscreen appearance due to the need to wear the Senate Guard helmet.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection if you haven’t already.

 


 

Episode 238: Return of the Packs
March 30, 2010 | 5:12 AM CST | Jayson

 


When Hasbro recently announced the end of the Comic Pack line of figures, which give collectors and kids a bargain having two action figures and the comic in which they appeared for one low price, Star Wars fans were understandably upset. However, Hasbro is letting the series go out with a bang, releasing some hotly anticipated characters that factor big in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, from the comics to the novels to the video games. Figures such as Exar Kun and Blackhole make EU fans happy, while the clone 2-packs are an army-builder’s dream come true.

On this week’s Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie review the last five comic packs to be released for mass distribution, and Nathan P. Butler chimes in on comic pack collecting in relation to Star Wars stories and comic collecting.

With your voice mails and a con rundown including Star Wars Celebration V VIP tickets and C2E2 Star Wars content, it’s all this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Legacy and Clone Wars Battle Packs
March 29, 2010 | 9:05 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received the new Legacy and Clone Wars Battle Packs this week

NEW: LEGACY BATTLE PACKS:
Tatooine Desert Ambush
Birth of Darth Vader

NEW: CLONE WARS BATTLE PACKS:
Jedi Showdown
Holocron Heist

NEW: CLONE WARS FIGURES:
MagnaGuard – CW49
Obi-Wan Kenobi – Cold Weather Gear – CW48
Firefighter Droid – CW47
Clone Commander Stone – CW44
Commander Bly – CW39

New: Expanded Universe – Comic 2-Packs:
Storm Commando and General Weir
IG-97 and Rom Mohc

New: Wizard of the Coast miniatures:
The Dark Times

New: Clone Wars Vehicles:
ARC-170 Starfighter
Y-Wing Bomber

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

Become a fan of K & C Collectibles on Facebook and receive special offers including early notification of new product.

 


 

New Midi Scale Lego AT-AT Spied
March 29, 2010 | 4:27 PM CST | Jayson

The brick addicts at Eurobrick.com have posted as sneak peek of what looks to be a new Midi Scale AT-AT Walker (8129) over in their forums. No word yet as to where and when this may be released but it sure appears that 2010 is the year of the AT-AT with 3-3/4″ scale and Galactic Heroes versions as well.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW30 Luminara Unduli
March 29, 2010 | 11:09 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with some backfilling of a few older waves from the Clone Wars line. We start things off with Luminara Unduli from Wave 9 (or wave 6 depending on your method of tracking).

PROS: This all new figure ranks with the best of the best Clone Wars figures as Luminara has superb articulation in areas that a Jedi of her talents would demand. The utilization of the soft good skirt goes a long way in giving this figure the widest range of poses possible.

CONS: The extra hilt can’t be attached to her belt so it might be lost in the bottom of your toy box rather easily.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection if you haven’t already.

 


 

New Disney Star Wars Toys Coming Very Soon
March 29, 2010 | 7:19 AM CST | Bill

Our friends over at Endor Express have once again gotten all the 411 on the latest Star Wars toys coming to a Disney Park near you! Check it all out here.

 


 

New Clone Wars Mailaway Promotion Revealed
March 28, 2010 | 12:50 PM CST | Jayson

Our friends at JediNews has received word from Hasbro that there is a new mailaway promotion on the board (or mat in this case) featuring a Galactic Battle Game Mat and new Clone Wars figure, Sergeant Bric, for the line look relaunch this fall. Head on over for all the new details.

 


 

Misc. Star Wars on Sale at Target and Toys”R”Us
March 28, 2010 | 10:22 AM CST | Jayson

Target has a few Star Wars items on sale this week ranging from the Lego Freeco Speeder Set for $20 to basic figures (for as low as $6.99), vehicles ($17.99) and role play items.

Toys”R”Us has basic figures 2 for $10.99 and 25% off Electronic Lightsabers

 


 

New Preorders and the “Last One” Sale at Past Generation Toys!
March 26, 2010 | 8:28 AM CST | Jayson

 


Don’t miss two great opportunities at Past Generation Toys this week. First off are new Marvel Universe preorders, including characters like Juggernaut, Colossus, Havok, and more!

We’re also continuing our “Last One” Sale, because we have over 200 items that are the last one in stock. If you wait on these, they may not be there tomorrow. For these items, 15% will be taken off the price at checkout, so it’s a great way to save on some cool figures!

And don’t forget to check out the Past Generation Toys BlogPGT on Facebook, and PGT on Twitter, because we’ve got contests, reviews, news, and articles you might be missing out on!

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: 12″ 501st Legion Vader’s Fist Clone Trooper
March 25, 2010 | 8:26 PM CST | Jayson

 


Sideshow Collectibles has revealed the next 12″ figure in their Militaries of Star Wars line: the inevitable 501st Legion Vader’s Fist Clone Trooper! Priority Pre-Orders start Friday, April 2 at 10am PT.

 


 

The Return of Boba Fett
March 24, 2010 | 11:38 PM CST | Jayson

 


The official site and Lucasfilm have revealed via USA Today that a young Boba Fett will be featured in the upcoming 2-part season finale of the Clone Wars next month! The article gives plenty more spoilers regarding this long awaited pay off to this season’s “Rise of the Bounty Hunters” storyline.

 


 

Rahm Kota’s Militia Elite
March 23, 2010 | 11:25 PM CST | Justin2

 


Forumite DanOfTheDead was able to get a hold of several figures of the much anticipated Rebel-esque army-builder from the upcoming The Force Unleashed box sets coming exclusively to Toys”R”Us.

This figure is outstanding and hopefully Hasbro will also release it on a basic card rather than more Legends Plo Koon and Saesee Tiin repacks in the future – head on over to the forums for a closer look.

 


 

Sponsor Announcement: Big Bad Toy Store
March 23, 2010 | 9:22 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS
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GENTLE GIANT – FARMBOY LUKE BUST
Before he joined the Rebellion, before he met Yoda and trained to become a Jedi, before he knew his father was the Dark Lord Vader; Luke Skywalker spent his days working on his Uncle Owen’s Moisture Farm. Luke stands approximately 6” tall and includes a detailed lightsaber raised up over luke’s head. Preorders have been listed at 10% off MSRP

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NEW ARRIVALS
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STAR WARS SHARED EXCLUSIVE – ROGUE SQUADRON COMIC 2-PACK
Exclusive Plourr Ilo and Dllr Nep action figures and their helmet and weapon accessories come with an exciting comic book, sure to inspire tons of living room “battle” action! Figures come with Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron #1 comic book. In stock now at $17.99.

HUNDREDS MORE NEW ARRIVALS:
We’ve received tons of items in the last week – including Sideshow Sandtrooper Squad Leader Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Customizer Mega Spotlight
March 23, 2010 | 6:28 PM CST | Justin2

 

   

After a Customizer Spotlight hiatus, we strike back with a long overdue update covering a bit of the great customs by our forum members.

First up, check out the latest from GunshipGunner, who has put together a great battle scene which includes a unique take on the Republic’s Galactic Marines.

Forumite Stronox also shares his latest, including a fantastic take on a post-ROTJ Luke Skywalker.

New to the forums, Testmonkey offers up his take on a battle hardened group of Republic Clone Troopers.

Last but not least, one of our more active resident customizers, Darth Phantom shares among his latest customs a brutal Yuuzhan Vong Warrior.

 


 

Big Discounts on Star Wars items at Gentle Giant
March 23, 2010 | 12:18 PM CST | Jayson

Take advantage of the huge savings on selected in stock items through the end of the month or while supplies last! Savings of up to 60% on certain items. Click on the links below to place your order or visit GentleGiantLtd.com for more.

Princess Leia as Jabba’s Slave/Bib Fortuna Bundle 
Animated Darth Maul Maquette
Bib Fortuna Statue 
Cantina Band Bust-Ups / Boxed Set
Clone Wars Ahsoka Maquette 
Princess Leia Accessory Statue 
Scout Trooper on Speeder Bike Kustomz 
TIE Fighter Kustomz 
Senate Guard Statue 

 


 

Episode 237: Stunt-ed
March 22, 2010 | 10:58 PM CST | Jayson

 


From 2005 to 2007 Master Replicas released three great LE sabers–Obi-Wan from Episode 3, Anakin from Episode 3, and Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker version 2. Those sabers are long since sold out, but for those who are still looking to have these sabers represented in their collection eFX Collectibles stunt sabers are now out. For collectors looking for a less expensie prop replica, costumers wanting a lightweight saber on their belt, or people who missed out on these sabers the first time, these are shipping now. But being a less expensive resin prop, how do these compare to the originals? Arnie and Marjorie review these sabers this week to let you know!

Also this week, Arnie interviews Backlash author Aaron Allston, Steve reports on Star Wars in Concert in the UK, and Marjorie and Arnie review a new Uncle Milton item!

With a contest to win a new Clone Wars vehicle from Hasbro and more, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

New Gentle Giant QnA Session at Gentle Giant Collectors
March 22, 2010 | 7:51 PM CST | Jayson

GentleGiantCollectors.com has updated today with a new QnA exchange with the Gentle Giant team regarding a slew of new product. Head on over to learn what they have learned. (Forum registration required). Also check out the awesome new solicitation images for one of the Farm Boy Luke Mini Busts

 


 

Collectors Vs. Cancer – Last Call!
March 22, 2010 | 10:40 AM CST | Justin2

 


This is the final week for entries to be submitted for Collectors Vs. Cancer – if you’d like to join in to help out a good cause, head to the forums for more details.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Clone Wars Action Figures
March 21, 2010 | 7:30 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received the new Clone Wars Action Figures this week. Also added “The Dark Times” and “Galaxy at War” Wizard of the Coast minatures

Become a fan of K & C Collectibles on Facebook and receive special offers including early notification of new product.

NEW: CLONE WARS FIGURES:
Captain Rex in Cold Assault Gear – CW50
MagnaGuard – CW49
Obi-Wan Kenobi – Cold Weather Gear – CW48
Firefighter Droid – CW47
Clone Commander Stone – CW44
Commander Bly – CW39

New: Wizard of the Coast miniatures:
The Dark Times

New: Expanded Universe – Comic 2-Packs:
Storm Commando and General Weir
IG97 and Rom Mohc

New: Clone Wars Vehicles:
ARC-170 Starfighter
Y-Wing Bomber

Pre-Order – March 25th, 2010:
Yoda and Stormtrooper – figure with magazine
C-3PO – figure with magazine
Sith Speeder #21
Imperial Shuttle # 22
Rebel Transport # 47
Republic Gunship # 48
Darth Vader Ultimate Quarter-Scale Action Figure
Gentle Giant Battle Droid mini-bust
Gentle Giant Pricess Leia Hoth Fatigues mini-bust
Gentle Giant Trash Compactor Bookends

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

 


 

Celebrate JTA’s 300th Research Droid Review and WIN!
March 20, 2010 | 7:42 AM CST | Jayson

Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives are commemorating their 300th Research Droid Review with a special giveaway to one lucky JTA Facebook Fan. Head on over for complete details!

 


 

Sponsor News: Past Generation Toys “Last One” Sale
March 19, 2010 | 3:09 PM CST | Jayson

 


Past Generation Toys has 200+ items where the quantity equals 1, so to make some space they are having a sale! All items in this category are 15% OFF so head on over and take advantage of these specials before they are gone!

 


 

Clone Wars Wave 3 Hitting Retail from Coast to Coast
March 19, 2010 | 1:20 PM CST | Jayson

 


Reports are coming in that the newest Clone Wars figures have started hitting retail at Wal-mart store from California, Texas and Florida. So put on your figure huntin’ boots and start checking those Wal-mart aisles. Until you get yours, you can check out images of the entire wave in ourToyguide. Thanks to Yakreader Brent P. for an image of his findings.

 


 

Vintage Collection Wave Numbering 
March 19, 2010 | 12:06 PM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have posted an official wave list (complete with number sequencing) for the Vintage Collection waves 1 and 2/3. Although the list has some differences from some of the card backs that were on display at Toyfair this revised list has come from Hasbro themselves so this looks to be the official breakdown. Head on over and check it out for yourselves.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 80th Edition
March 17, 2010 | 1:02 PM CST | Jayson

 

The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on February 26th. Head to our forum to find out more details regarding the Toys”R”Us exclusive EU wave and what’s up with those new Clone Wars figures that were shown but not discussed at Toyfair.

 


 

Episode 236: Score One for Marjorie
March 17, 2010 | 12:17 AM CST | Jayson

 


“This Lightsaber is your Light”. Well, okay that’s not quite what Obi-Wan said to Anakin in Attack of the Clones, but it would have been if Anakin was playing with Uncle Milton’s Mini Lightsaber Tech Lab! Continuing their reviews of Uncle Milton Star Wars Science items, Arnie and Marjorie this week complete their training for mini-Jedi by constructing their mini-lightsaber. This is a brand new item from Uncle Milton and in stores now. How does it stack up? Listen to this week’s podcast to find out! And then continue listening to find out how you can win an Uncle Milton Mini Lightsaber Tech Lab or an Uncle Milton Clone Trooper Recon Kit!

Also on this week’s Podcast, Marjorie and Arnie discuss the free chrome Stormtrooper, available this week from Toys R Us, they play your voicemails, and Arnie recounts a recent purchase at a local used record store.

All this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

HasbroToyShop Easter Promo Code
March 16, 2010 | 10:03 AM CST | Jayson

 


Looking to save some green? HasbroToyShop has issued a new promo code saving 20% on your order until April 4, 2010. Simply enter Easter20 at checkout.

 


 

Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store
March 16, 2010 | 7:31 AM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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BBTS 15% OFF SALE
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Spring is finally here and its time for the time honored Spring Cleaning sale. We’ve cut pricing by 15% on thousands of instock items – discounts are displayed on all eligible items when you browse through our menus. ‘New’ and ‘Preorder / Backorder’ items are note included, but Vintage Department items, and most Graphic Novels are included. Take a look through any of your favorite product lines for 15% off deals.

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NEW PREORDERS
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STAR WARS KUBRICKS DX SERIES 01, 400% C-3P0
Medicom gets in on the Build-A-Figure fun – the latest wave of Kubricks is called the ‘DX Series’ and it includes parts needed to build Jabba on his throne – boxes & cases available:

STAR WARS 1/4 SCALE PREMIUM FORMAT AURRA SING
The Aurra Sing Premium Format figure captures every detail of the ruthless alien bounty huntress. Each piece is individually painted and finished to exacting standards, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Figure. Preorders have been listed $15 under MSRP at $274.99

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NEW ARRIVALS
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STAR WARS CLONE COMMANDERS ARTFX SET
This popular set from Koto is back in stock at $149.99 – Each of the commanders includes a piece needed to build a Clone Trooper figure. Check it all out all the latest here.

 

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW50 Captain Rex (Cold Assault Gear)
March 16, 2010 | 6:40 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Captain Rex in Cold Assault Gear – the final figure in the last wave of the Clone Wars before the new packaging switchover in August.

This all new figure was begging to be made after we saw the “Trespass” episode and, for the most part, it’s fairly faithful to that model. Some collectors may be disappointed that it doesn’t have ankle joints or a removable helmet revealing Rex’s face but over all, this is a solid figure.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW49 MagnaGuard
March 15, 2010 | 8:40 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of General Grievous’ MagnaGuard – the next figure in the last wave of the Clone Wars before the new packaging switchover in August.

This version of the MagnaGuard is a partial retool/repaint of the original MagnaGuard from 2008. It features a new head, soft goods cape and all new legs and hips adding several levels of articulation not present on the previous version.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW48 Obi-Wan Kenobi (Cold Weather Gear)
March 15, 2010 | 12:59 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Obi-Wan Kenobi (in Cold Weather Gear) – the next figure in the last wave of the Clone Wars before the new packaging switchover in August.

Despite its outward appearance, this version of Obi-Wan is an all-new figure and is not a repaint of the Cold Weather Gear Anakin Skywalker.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW47 Firefighter Droid
March 15, 2010 | 6:36 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Firefighter Droid – the first figure in the last wave of the Clone Wars before the new packaging switchover in August.

The Firefighter Droid is a real bear get to stand without a base for assistance due to the weight of the backpack and hose. The battle droid features a new head sculpt and new lower arms that allow for not only elbow movement but they also swivel at that joint too for better two handed grasping of a blaster and/or firehose nozzle*. With some twisting, you can get the nozzle to attach to the backpack via a “magazine/clip” on either side, leaving his hands free for carrying his standard issue blaster. *The nozzle has a pivoting lever to simulate opening/closing the nozzle valve.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Star Wars Comic 2-Packs
March 14, 2010 | 5:20 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received the Expanded Universe Comic 2-Pack sets this week.

Become a fan of K & C Collectibles on Facebook and receive special offers including early notification of new product.

New: Expanded Universe – Comic 2-Packs:
Storm Commando and General Weir
IG97 and Rom Mohc

New: Clone Wars Vehicles:
ARC-170 Starfighter

New: DeAgostini – Toy Vehicles:
Star Destroyer # 5 with Offical magazine
Sail Barge #6 with Offical magazine

Pre-Order – March 25th, 2010:
Yoda and Stormtrooper – figure with magazine
C-3PO – figure with magazine
Sith Speeder #21
Imperial Shuttle # 22
Rebel Transport # 47
Republic Gunship # 48
Darth Vader Ultimate Quarter-Scale Action Figure
Gentle Giant Battle Droid mini-bust
Gentle Giant Pricess Leia Hoth Fatigues mini-bust
Gentle Giant Trash Compactor Bookends

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

 


 

FREE Chrome Lego Stormtrooper
March 14, 2010 | 9:30 AM CST | Jayson

 


Toys”R”Us is offering a FREE Chrome Lego Stormtrooper with any Star Wars Lego purchase over $11.99. It can also be purchased out right for $2.99 each. Get yours today!

 


 

Next Week’s New Clone Wars Episode Now Available on iTunes
March 13, 2010 | 9:50 AM CST | Jayson

Although there wasn’t a new episode of the Clone Wars last night, Apple’s iTunes store has placed next week’s all new episode “Senate Murders” up for download.

Update: The episode has now been pulled down from the iTunes site.

 


 

New Clone Wars and Legacy Battle Packs at Target
March 11, 2010 | 9:31 PM CST | Jayson

We’ve received a few reports that the next assortment of Battle Pack have started showing up at Target. This fresh assortment includes Holocron Heist, Jedi Showdown, Birth of Darth Vader and Tatooine Desert Ambush.

UPDATE – Word in the forums is that the new Wal-Mart exclusive Comic Packs have also surfaced at retail. Happy hunting Yakkers!

 


 

Aurra Sing Pre-Order TODAY!
March 11, 2010 | 6:24 AM CST | Mark

Over at Sideshowtoy, the pre-order for Aurra Sing begins today with the newsletter release…

 

 


 

Long Time No See, Dr. Jones!
March 11, 2010 | 2:04 AM CST | Justin2

 

 

There’s no confirmation as to what the future holds for the Indiana Jones line, but the adventures live on well after Hasbro canceled the line with some outstanding diorama work by collectors Lance Quazar and Luke Sprywalker.

Kick back and relax while you check out their inspiring custom renditions of both The Indy Museumand The Raven Bar in the Yakface forums.

 


 

ToyMan Collectible Show – March 14
March 10, 2010 | 9:01 PM CST | Justin2

 


ToyMan is back in St. Louis this Sunday, March 14! This collector show is often patrolled by the 501st Legion and has a great variety of dealers with various toy lines available. You never know what you’ll find but there’s usually many Star Wars items ranging from vintage to the latest Hasbro releases.

If you’re in the St. Louis area, head to Toymanshow.com for more details.

 

 


 

Flightpose Display Stands
March 10, 2010 | 10:13 AM CST | Jayson

 


Looking for a cool way to display your Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers and other flying vehicles and models? Lost and Found Toys has launched a new site, Flightpose, showcasing these versatile acrylic display stands that are perfect for just about anything you want to display in an “in-flight” pose. These are the same displays you may have seen used in gallery photos for Rebelscum’s Photo Archive as well as here for our Yakface Toyguide. They are available in 2.5″, 4″ and 6″ sizes and can be ordered directly from Flightpose.com.

 


 

Star Wars Survey
March 9, 2010 | 8:35 AM CST | Jayson

Our friends from JediNews have just posted a survey (open to Canada residents only) asking for general feedback on the Star Wars brand and the state of collecting in Canada. To thank fans for their time, for every survey completed, one Star Wars toy will be donated to the Starlight Foundation of Canada.

 


 

Episode Episode 235: Lackluster Lava
March 9, 2010 | 6:50 AM CST | Jayson

 


Last year Uncle Milton came out with seeral Star Wars themed kits that are intended to be fun and educational. While the Force Trainer got most of the buzz, several other kits were also released. This week on Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie review the Mustufar Lava Volcano. Will a combination of baking soda, food coloring, and vinegar transport them to a galaxy far, far away or just leave them with more dishes to do? Listen to find out!

Also this week, we have a review of the vintage Marvel Comics released in the UK by Dan, and Brock reviews the latest novel in the Fate of the Jedi series!

Plus how you can win a free Star Wars Clone Wars vehicle from hasbro! All this and more is in this week’s podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

UPDATE: Want Some Free Star Wars Goodies Courtesy of Hasbro?
March 8, 2010 | 2:03 PM CST | Jayson

Last week we announced a Fan Giveaway on our Facebook page and the results are in! Congrats to Jeff Victor on winning a grab bag of free goodies courtesy of Hasbro and Yakface. If you aren’t yet a fan on Facebook, how is the perfect time to join as we’ll surely be giving away more swag in the future. Thanks to all who threw their hat into the ring for the giveaway and a special thanks to Hasbro for providing our readers these great prizes!

 


 

New Hasbro / Yakface Q & A’s Announced!!!
March 7, 2010 | 8:17 PM CST | Brandon

 

Yakface.com is pleased to announce that Hasbro has selected our fan site for inclusion in two other Hasbro Product Line Q&A’s! We cannot express how excited we are to be included in two additional Q&A’s with the “Big H” and cannot wait for our forum public to be involved in the question submission process! Below you will find links so you can jump on over to the two Q&A forums and start submitting your questions today!

 


MARVEL PRODUCT LINE
 


TRANSFORMERS PRODUCT LINE
As always stay tuned for the latest developments on these exciting new features!!!

 


 

Price Drop at Wal-Mart
March 6, 2010 | 11:36 PM CST | Justin2

 


Reports are coming in from Yakface readers that they are finding all Star Wars figures marked down to $6.00 each at Wal-Mart stores. This might not be a nationwide sale, but if you’ve been holding back on some purchases lately it might be worth your time to swing by your local store and see if you can take advantage of this price cut.

 


 

Yakfinities #34 – Swoop Bikers
March 6, 2010 | 1:45 PM CST | Justin2

 


Hot off the heals of Feral Droids comes the latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge. Swoop Bikersride in as the new theme for March and April!

Whether you’re new at customizing or been at it for years, head on over to the forums and join in the fun after the jump!

 


 

The Star Wars Collectors Archive Podcast
March 6, 2010 | 12:59 PM CST | Jayson

 


If you’ve got a bent for all-things-vintage Star Wars and want to drop in on some hardcore collector discussion of 12-backs, Brazilian Vlixes, and C-3PO Underoos (fear not — the hosts keep the discussion accessible for beginners — however, if Underoos need to be explained to you, better do some brushing up on your kid-skivvy history), check out the new Star Wars Collectors Archive Podcast, or “Chive Cast” for short.

Hosted by Skye Paine and Stephen B. Danley, the first entry in this new series has a healthy dose of vintage discussion but also touches on Celebration V, Hasbro’s new Vintage Collection, focus collectors, and a new Jawa collector site.

 


 

Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store
March 5, 2010 | 10:59 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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SW CLONE WARS ANIMATED 2010 WAVE 3 – CASE, SET, SINGLES
The newest wave of Clone Wars Animated figures includes Obi-Wan and Anakin in Cold Weather Gear, Commanders Bly and Stone, Magna Guard, Rex with Heater Pack and Firefighter Droid, and we have the set of 7 listed at $74.99. The case assortment adds Cad Bane, Anakin, Clone Commander Cody, yoda and Clone Echo and is listed at $99.99. We’ve also got singles listed of the figures, priced at $11.99 – $13.99 each.

CELEBRATION IV MCQUARRIE R2-D2 AND C-3P0 The shipment is also to contain the Celebration IV McQuarrie Concept R2-D2 and C-3P0 two-pack. This piece used to be exclusive, but now they’ll be here, priced at $13.99 per set.

NEW ARTWORK & GICLEES – HALO, SW, FUTURAMA We’ve received over 150 different giclees and other artwork pieces. From Star Wars to Halo, Futurama to Family Guy, we’ve got a little something for everyone.

CLONE WARS GENERAL ANAKIN SKYWALKER 12″ FIGURE This new 12″ figure from Sideshow shows Anakin in his role as Clone Wars General. Clad in his dark armor, this version features over 30 points of articulation, and is listed at $87.99, saving you a couple of bucks off the MSRP. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: Premium Format Aurra Sing Preorder
March 4, 2010 | 8:24 PM CST | Jayson

 


Sideshow Collectibles, through their latest newsletter, has officially announced the Premium Format Aurra Sing figure as teased back on Dec 29 through their “12 Days of Sideshow” feature. Look for pre-orders to launch for this piece to start next Thursday (March 11).

 


 

Episode 234: Crappy Meal
March 4, 2010 | 5:48 AM CST | Jayson

 


Star Wars Fast Food toys are back! 8 new Star Wars toys, previously released as foreign exclusives, are now included with each McDonalds Happy Meal you buy! But how many Happy Meals do you NEED to buy? 0! Listen this week to Star Wars Action News to find out how.

Also this week, we discuss a rash of Republic Commando bust orders being cancelled by Entertainment Earth and what it may mean for other orders, Scott From Tulsa updates us on his figure purge, and Nathan talks about collecting comic books in all their forms.

All this and more on Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Feral Droids – Roundup Report!
March 3, 2010 | 12:21 AM CST | Justin2

 


The latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just concluded! With nearly 40 menacing Feral Droid customs submitted, Yakface forum members were in full force this round, creating a vast assortment of outstanding custom figures.

Kick back for a few minutes and enjoy all the entries, and see who the random winners were this round after the jump!

 


 

Hyena Bomber Prototype Images Revealed
March 2, 2010 | 4:28 PM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at JediDefender have posted images for a yet to be announced Hyena Bomber for the Clone Wars line. This newest vehicle looks to have features similar to the original Vulture Droid. Head on over for the full image gallery.

 


 

Want Some Free Star Wars Goodies Courtesy of Hasbro?
March 2, 2010 | 8:13 AM CST | Jayson

 


Yep, Hasbro was kind enough to send us some free stuff to giveaway to our avid readers and fans. Here is what you need to do: Simply reply to our “Facebook Fan Giveaway” posting on Facebook and a random winner* will be chosen this friday. That’s it! Good luck… you’re gonna need it.

*Limited to continental US residents only.

 


 

Canceled CW Nikto Guard Gets a Home at TRU
March 2, 2010 | 6:26 AM CST | Jayson

 


The crew at POTF2 have posted a mockup of the previously canceled Clone Wars Nikto Guard that was originally to be included with the Clone Wars Jabba’s Palace Battle Pack. According to the mock up, look for this figure to be available exclusively at Toys”R”Us later this year.

February 2010 Archive

BROKEN ORDER
February 28, 2010 | 9:05 PM CST | Justin2

 


Order 66 has been given, and the adventures of Rykrof Enloe continue with the latest installment inThe Enloe ChroniclesBROKEN ORDER!

What happens now? Will Commander Enloe turn on the Jedi? Or will he instead strike against the newly formed Empire? Find out more after the jump!

 


 

Collectors Versus Cancer Update
February 26, 2010 | 8:37 PM CST | Justin2

 


Yakface is proud to support Collectors Versus Cancer, which intends to raise cancer awareness in the Star Wars community and help generate revenue for the American Cancer Society.

There is a customizing theme tied to this, so if you’ve participated in a Yakfinities Customizing Challenge before or have tried your hand at making your own figures and want to help out a good cause, see how you can participate after the jump!

UPDATE! In the interest of allowing our forum members a bit more time to wrap up their entries, this charity event which launched in January has been granted a 2-week extension… head on over to the forums for all the details!

 


Star Wars McDonald’s Happy Meal Promotion Starts Tomorrow
February 25, 2010 | 8:23 PM CST | Jayson

 


Starting tomorrow, collectors and kids will be able to picked up the newest Star Wars Happy Meal toys from McDonald’s. There will be four character figure/clips available: Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker, Clone Wars Yoda, Clone Wars R2-D2 and Darth Vader – each with temporary tattoos. Also available are 4 launching vehicles: the X-Wing, Clone Wars Jedi Starfighter, Millennium Falcon, and Republic Gunship. Each item includes a special code to “Help Defend McWorld from Darth Vader”.

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: Yoda vs Clone Trooper Premium Format Update
February 25, 2010 | 8:02 PM CST | Jayson

 


Sideshow Collectibles has updated their image gallery for the soon to be released Yoda vs 501st Clone Trooper Premium Format figure. This piece features real cloth clothing for Yoda and a special light up feature that illuminates Yoda’s lightsaber while being impaled through the defeated clone trooper’s chest!

 


 

StarWarsShop: 60% Off Clearance
February 25, 2010 | 6:40 PM CST | Jayson

 



StarWarsShop.com has announced their new “Massive Clearance Sale” where you can save up to 60% off select merchandise. Click the banner above to scope out some great deals!

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
February 23, 2010 | 9:33 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS
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STAR WARS CLONE WARS ANIMATED 2010 SERIES 3 – CASE, SET
The new assortment of Clone Wars Animated figures is up for pre-order now. We have it listed as a set of 7 figures (Commander Bly, Anakin in Cold Weather Gear, Commander Stone, Magna Guard, Obi-Wan in Cold Weather Gear, Rex with Heater Pack and Firefighter Droid) which is priced at $74.99; the case assortment adds Yoda, Anakin SKywalker, Cad Bane, Clone Echo and Clone Commander Cody and is priced at $99.99. Single figure listings are coming soon.

ULTIMATE QUARTER SCALE DARTH VADER
The Dark Lord of the Sith finally makes his way into the UQS line. Standing 19″ tall, Darth Vader comes with his lightsaber and features voice and sound effects from the films. UQS Darth Vader is listed at $89.99, saving you $10 off the MSRP.

BOBA FETT 1:1 SCALE BUST
Sideshow is producing a life-sized bust of everyone’s favorite Mandalorian bounty hunter, Boba Fett. This piece stands 30″ tall by 25″ wide by 10″ deep, and includes a real cloth cape. This fantastic collectible is listed at $749.99, saving you $50 off the MSRP.

STAR WARS 12″ – GREEDO, MOS EISLEY FIGURE ENVIRONMENT
Two new Star Wars 12″ scale items have been announced by Sideshow. First comes the 12″ Greedo figure, so you can display him, either shooting first or not. Greedo is listed at $84.99, a $5 savings off the MSRP. Sideshow is also releasing a 12″ scale Mos Eisley Cantina Figure Environment set, with two chairs and a table from the cantina, to display many different cantina scenes. The environment set is priced at $84.99 as well, also saving you $5 off the MSRP.

REAL ACTION HEROES – R2-D2, C-3P0
Medicom is finally releasing the Droids in their 1/6 scale Real Action Heroes Star Wars line. C-3P0 will stand about 12″ tall and includes light-up LED features, while R2-D2 will stand appropriately smaller at 6.75″, includes light-up LED effects and can be displayed with third leg up or down, and is listed at 17.99 (also $15 off the MSRP). Don’t miss out on these figures, because they’re sure to be popular with Star Wars fans.

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BBTS VINTAGE DEPARTMENT
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The Vintage Department is currently BUYING collections. They are looking for any sort of sealed action figures from the last 2 – 20 years, and are also for high quality loose or packaged vintage figures from Star Wars, GI Joe, Masters of the Universe and Transformers. If you need some extra cash or want to clear out space for some more current items – email vintage@bigbadtoystore.com and James will get back to you.

Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

Medicom/Kubrick 400% C-3PO
February 23, 2010 | 1:07 PM CST | Jayson

 


Medicom Toy has also officially announced the 400% C-3PO. Measuring nearly 12″ tall, this gold vac-metalized, super-sized Kubrick is limited to 1000 pieces worldwide and will also be available August 2010.

 


 

Medicom/Kubrick Deluxe Series 2
February 23, 2010 | 12:53 PM CST | Jayson

 


Medicom Toy updates today with official announcement of the second series of Deluxe Kubricks. This Hoth themed set includes Luke Skywalker (Hoth Gear), Han Solo (Hoth Gear w/Blue Coat), Princess Leia (Hoth Gear), Chewbacca (Mechanic), R-3PO, Snowtrooper Commander. As a bonus, each of the above figures includes a component to build a larger Kubrick style AT-ST Scout Walker! Available August 2010.

 


 

Toyguide Update: TLC Speeder Bike with Scout Trooper (TRU Exclusive) 
February 23, 2010 | 7:00 AM CST | Jayson

 

 

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of one of the newest releases in the Deluxe Vehicle with Figure line – the Speeder Bike with Scout Trooper.

The Legacy Collections gets its first representative in the “Deluxe” line here with this release and although this set consists of repaints, the figure and speeder are unique in their respective decos. The Scout Trooper is a cleaner repaint of the VTSC Biker Scout while the Speeder Bike is molded in gray plastic – a Kenner/Hasbro first. This set is exclusive to Toys”R”Us and is current shipping to stores now.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Episode 233: Toy Fair Hangover
February 23, 2010 | 5:58 AM CST | Jayson

 


Last weekend was all about Toy Fair, and this weekend is all about…Toy Fair! Now that we’ve had a week to absorb all the new product announcements made at or during Toy Fair last weekend, Star Wars Action News is here to listen to your reactions to this news. Excited for a bigger AT-AT? Disappointed in lack of EU characters from Hasbro? Gunning for the new Boba Fett blaster? We round up fan response to all the new items released.

And near the end of Toy Fair a new Star Wars licensee entered the fray–Super 7 with their Super Shogun Stormtrooper figure! We have an interview with Super 7 founder Brian Flynn to discuss this new, retro high-end collectible!

With a roundup of new Star Wars Easter items and a UK report, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 79th Edition
February 22, 2010 | 6:06 PM CST | Jayson

 

The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on February 5th. Head to our forum to find out more details regarding the packaging and what to expect for a production run on the Toys”R”Us exclusive EU wave for the send off of the Legacy Collection.

 


 

Toyguide Update: TCW STAP with Battle Droid (TRU Exclusive) 
February 22, 2010 | 9:03 AM CST | Jayson

 

 

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of one of the newest releases in the Deluxe Vehicle with Figure line – the STAP with Battle Droid.

Although this set is a rehash of existing tooling, the new paint apps for the Battle Droid and STAP go a long way in making it feel “new”. The Battle Droid is a repaint of the mold first included in the Battle at B’Omarr Monastery Battle Pack and the STAP takes on that set’s distinctive paint job here again but this time applied to a light brown STAP. This set is exclusive to Toys”R”Us and is current shipping to stores now.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Lookin For New Droids…..
February 21, 2010 | 2:27 PM CST | Mark

Are YOU the droid I am looking for??? So here is the story. Yakface needs YOU!!! One of you, to become the newest staff member. To help scourge the internet looking for news, images.. whatever!!! But we would really like to get someone very near the San Diego area. Please email me, and let me know if you are interested in becoming a member of the team…

 


 

Star Tours Exclusives Update
February 21, 2010 | 1:27 PM CST | Justin2

 

 

Starwars.com has updated with some details on the upcoming limited edition Holographic Stitch Emperor figure, as well as another look at the much anticipated 5-piece set containing Teek. But the new photos also offer a much different perspective on the Ewok, revealing what appears to be a much less accurate head scarf.

Share your thoughts on this development in the Yakface forums.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Update
February 20, 2010 | 9:42 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS
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LIMITED EDITION GICLEES – STAR WARS, FAMILY GUY, FUTURAMA, HALO, MORE
We’ve been listing a wide variety of new Giclees and other limited edition artwork from Star Wars, Family Guy, Futurama, Halo, Indiana Jones, Venture Brothers and more. Check out the new artwork, and see what strikes your fancy.

FINE MOLDS MODEL KITS – 1/48 SNOWSPEEDER, X-WING; 1/72 TIE FIGHTER , TIE INTERCEPTOR
In addition to the 1/144 scale Millennium Falcon Fine Mold Model Kit we listed last week, we’ve now listed pre-orders for 1/48 scale model kits of the Snowspeeder ($44.99) and the X-Wing ($59.99), and 1/72 scale kits of the TIE Fighter & TIE Interceptor ($29.99 each) – check them out and pre-order your favorites.

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NEW ARRIVALS
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SNOWTROOPER MINI BUST
This new Gentle Giant mini bust measures over 6.5″ tall, and portrays the Snowtrooper in full gear holding his blaster with both hands. This piece is listed at $54.99, saving you $5 off the MSRP.
Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

New Tees at StarWarsShop.com
February 20, 2010 | 9:29 AM CST | Jayson

StarWarsShop.com has updated their online store with a ton of new retro and vintage themed t-shirts from Junk Food Clothing in their new arrivals section. Check them out!

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles Pre-Orders
February 19, 2010 | 8:39 AM CST | Mark

For all those Boba Fett Lovers!!!

Now up for pre-order over at Sideshow Toys…

The R2-D2 RAH 12″ figure…

Also.. up at 1PM EST is the new 12″ Greedo for priority pre-order

 


 

Hasbro Comic 2-Pk Exclusives
February 18, 2010 | 4:57 PM CST | Justin2

 

 

Some great new images of the upcoming exclusive Comic 2-pks have surfaced courtesy ofstarwarsblog.starwars.com – thanks to paulskywalker for the heads up!

 


 

Let The Exclusives Begin…
February 17, 2010 | 6:58 AM CST | Bill

Our friends over at Endor Express.net have updated with the information on the first of the limited edition exclusives for the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. This year’s Star Wars Weekends at Disney will feature a holographic crossover Stitch/Emperor figure limited to 1980 pieces! Check him out here.

 


 

Toyguide Update: TCW Freeco Speeder with Obi-Wan Kenobi
February 16, 2010 | 10:24 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the addition of one of the newer releases in the Deluxe Vehicle with Figure line – the Freeco Speeder with Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The Clone Wars series is undoubtedly a toy manufacturer’s dream as virtually every week features a new “must have” figure or mode of transportation. The “Trespass” episode is a perfect example. Here we are treated to that installment’s signature vehicle, the Freeco Speeder and despite the included Obi-Wan not being in the appropriate outfit upon which this set is based, it is a super articulated upgrade to the original 2008 figure, complete with soft goods and much needed (and requested) leg joints.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Toyguide Update: TCW Desert Skiff with Anakin Skywalker
February 16, 2010 | 9:33 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of one of the newest releases in the Deluxe Vehicle with Figure line – the Desert Skiff with Anakin Skywalker.

Although this set is purely an offscreen/EU creation by Hasbro, it may be familiar to some of you/us older, seasoned collectors. The skiff itself was released in 1996 in the deluxe assortment and it included a muscle bound Luke Skywalker. Anakin is a distinctive repaint of the B’omarr Monastery Battle Pack figure and features a new molded poncho and Vader-esque breathing mask.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery to judge for yourself whether this new set is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Episode 231: Toy Fair 2010 – Multiple Shows!
February 15, 2010 | 7:41 PM CST | Jayson

 


Toy Fair 2010 – Part 1 – Hasbro
Toy Fair International in New York city officially begins Sunday, Feb 14th at New York’s Javits Center, but as they’ve done for so many years Hasbro has given collector web sites early access to their displays! Listen to the first part of our Toy Fair coverage as Marjorie and Arnie review all the new items revealed by Hasbro, from their Big AT-AT to their new line of Vintage-type figures, PLUS we have an *exclusive interview with **Darryl DePriest*, Hasbro’s Star Wars Division Manager! And be sure to check out photos of all these items at swactionnews.com.

Toy Fair 2010 – Part 2 – Lego, Koto, and More!
Toy Fair International in New York city begins today, and Star Wars Action News is here to report on their hands-on viewing of new items from Lego, Kotobukiya, Diamond Select, Gentle Giant, and more, direct from the floor of the Javits Center in New York City! Listen to find out what hot new items you’ll be looking for in 2010, and be sure to visit swactionnews.com to see photos of all the items we discuss!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links to Part One Audio or EnhancedVersions and Part Two Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Clone Wars and Legacy Figures Back In Stock
February 15, 2010 | 7:30 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received new Clone Wars Action Figures. We also received the Legacy Action Figures. Lower price on the Empire Strikes Back 3D – Widevision Trading Card

Become a fan of K & C Collectibles on Facebook.

New: Clone Wars Action Figures (Very Limited Stock):
Commander TX-20 – CW46
Darth Sidious – CW45
Clone Commander STONE – CW44
Thi-Sen – CW43
Anakin Skywalker – CW42
Clone Trooper Jek – CW38

In Stock: Clone Wars Battle Packs:
Assault on Ryloth
Ambush at Abregado

In Stock: Legacy Back In Stock:
Zuckuss – BD54
Snowtrooper – BD55
Willrow Hood – BD53
R2-X2 – BD52
Luke Skywalker – BD51
Cloud City Wing Guard – BD50
AT-AT Driver – BD49
AT-AT Driver – BD49 – Helmet On version
Episode V Concept Art Snowtrooper – BD48

Figure with Vehicle:
AT-RT with ARF Trooper
Desert Skiff with Anakin Skywalker
BARC Speeder with Commander Cody

Metal Lunch Box:
R2-D2 and C-3PO
Yoda
Star Wars Poster

Pre-Order – February 28th, 2010:
Darth Vader – figure with magazine
Luke Skywalker – figure with magazine
Slave I #19
Grievous Fighter – #20
Turbo Tank – #45
Droid Tri-Fighter – #46
Empire Strikes Back 3D – Widevision Trading Card Box – New Price
Darth Revan Mini Bust
Luke Skywalker Bespin Fatigues Statue
Stormtrooper Deluxe Statue
Master of the Force – Miniatures

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

 


 

Upcoming Clone Wars Figures Hit eBay
February 15, 2010 | 12:20 PM CST | Justin2

 


One of the highlights of the Toy Fair coverage was the great looking cold weather gear Captain Rex figure. Following the great revelations by Hasbro of this troop, some new images of several upcoming figures have shown up on eBay (which if you can’t wait until they hit stores, you can shell out a little extra and score loose versions early). Check them out after the jump!

 


 

Yakface Toy Fair 2010 Coverage: Kotobukiya, Cardinal Industries & Misc.
February 14, 2010 | 9:25 PM CST | Jayson

 

   

The Toy Fair Coverage continues tonight with new products from Kotobukiya, a huge assortment of traditional and lenticular puzzles from Cardinal Industries and more Miscellaneous items covering plush, electronic and tin items.

 


 

Yakface Toy Fair 2010 Coverage: Diamond Select, Funko & Uncle Milton
February 14, 2010 | 8:18 PM CST | Jayson

 

   

The Toy Fair Coverage continues tonight with gallery additions for Diamond SelectFunko and Uncle Milton.

Diamond’s booth has great previews of the Ultimate Quarter Scale Darth Vader, and Han Solo, a ROTS Clone Trooper (which we weren’t able to photograph) and new figure banks. Funko lives up to its namesake with a several bobbleheads, including Zombified version of our favorite characters and new digital lamps that are really cute. Uncle Milton continues with its funducational line of products with several new additions. All this and more to come…

 


 

Yakface Toy Fair 2010 Coverage: Lego Gallery UPDATE
February 14, 2010 | 8:34 AM CST | Mark

 

   

The inital sneak images from LEGO are up now in the LEGO section. Coming soon, close up images along with images of the LEGO party giveaway.. There are a couple this year.. The big one is Cube Dude.. a special Buzz Lightyear and a Completely White Boba Fett. Check out the LEGO page of the Toy Fair section.

The entire gallery is now live! There are some great sets to come for not only Star Wars but for Harry Potter, Cars and Toy Story 3. Be sure to check them out as well as the cool White Boba Fett, and a sweet Star Wars Lego Promo book. These photos are available on our facebook page as well.

 


 

Yakface Toy Fair 2010 Coverage: Hasbro Slide Presentation UPDATE
February 13, 2010 | 6:51 PM CST | Jayson

 

   

Now that the barrage of traffic has subsided, giving our server a rest, we’ve updated the Toy Fair Coverage section to include the full Hasbro Presentation in it’s full glory. Head on in to browse what’s in store for 2010 and start saving today!

 


 

Yakface Toy Fair 2010 Coverage: Hasbro 
February 13, 2010 | 2:50 PM CST | Jayson

 

   

We have our updated photo gallery showcasing the Hasbro Presentation for Star Wars , if you like many of us are having trouble accessing the images, you can head to our facebook page and view them there as well.

 


 

Yakface Toy Fair 2010 Coverage Begins
February 13, 2010 | 12:21 PM CST | Jayson

 


Our coverage begins today with the live updates of the Hasbro presentation which is kicking things off with the Marvel, Transformers and GI Joe.

 


 

Toyguide Update: Diamond Select UQS Han Solo in Hoth Gear
February 13, 2010 | 1:30 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates today with the addition of the Ultimate Quarter Scale Han Solo in Hoth Gear from Diamond Select. As a newcomer to this line, I can honestly say I’m quite impressed with the overall quality this line offers for the money and it sure makes for a great alternative to those other static pose 1/4 scale pieces on the market.

You can check out the full toyguide gallery here and read my quick take on this piece in our latestYak’s Spotlight Review.

 


 

Hasbro/Star Wars in 2010
February 12, 2010 | 7:41 PM CST | Jayson

Hasbro has issued a press release covering some of what we can expect to see in detail at Toy Fair this weekend. Highlights include the AT-AT, Vintage Figures, the Rocket Firing Boba Fett Mailaway, Galactic Battle Game details, Roleplay items, Remote Controlled Millennium Falcon and Hailfire Droid and finally the Galactic Heroes AT-AT. Head to Hasbro.com for these details and more.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
February 12, 2010 | 6:03 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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10% OFF SALE
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From now until Tuesday February 16th, we are offering 10% off everything except ‘New’ and ‘Preorder / Backorder’ items! Toys, Figures, Graphic Novels, and Vintage Department items are all included – just take a spin through your favorite menus and the sale pricing will be displayed on all eligible items!

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NEW PREORDERS
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STAR WARS FINE MOLDS 1/144 SCALE MILLENNIUM FALCON MODEL KIT
Fine Molds brings us a smaller and more affordable version of the Falcon this kit requires assembly and painting for completion, and is up for preorder at $74.99

STAR WARS ACCESSORIES – TAUNTAUN SLEEPING BAG, GARDEN JAWA, DARTH VADER
TOASTER, MORE
Take a look at these creative Star Wars products – the Tauntaun sleeping bag even features printed intestines in the sleeping bag liner. The Garden Jawa may help defend your garden from various varmints. The Darth Vader toaster burns an image of the Sith Lord into your Wonder Bread

STAR WARS SIGNED PORTFOLIO – BOBA FETT ARTIST PORTFOLIO
This cool new piece from Acme Archives is limited to a mere 75 pieces – it includes a variety of Boba Fett lore and is hand signed. Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

New Clone Wars Episode Tonight: Duchess of Mandalore
February 12, 2010 | 2:59 PM CST | Jayson

 


Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns tonight with the conclusion to the Mandalorian story arc in the all-new episode “Duchess of Mandalore”. On Coruscant, word reaches Duchess Satine that Death Watch is mobilizing, sparking a pre-emptive Republic invasion. On the run from Republic authorities, Satine and Obi-Wan set off to discover the group’s true motives.

You can check out a preview at StarWars.com

 


 

Sideshow Announces 12″ Greedo and Cantina Environment
February 11, 2010 | 9:23 PM CST | Jayson

 


Sideshow Collectibles has updated tonight with the announcement of the Greedo 12″ figure and Cantina 1:6 Scale Environment! Pre-orders start next Friday (Feb. 19) at 10 am PST.

 


 

An Ewok TV Series Classic Revealed!
February 11, 2010 | 2:55 PM CST | Justin2

 


A pleasant surprise just showed up on eBay today… head on over to the forums for a closer look!

 


 

$6.99 Figures at TRU
February 11, 2010 | 1:24 PM CST | Justin2

It appears as though TRU has marked down all Star Wars, GI JOE and even the new Iron Man 2 figures (which are fantastic by the way) to a more reasonable $6.99.

Right now it’s unknown if this is a permanent price change, but there was a hint noted from GI JOE collecting site Hisstank.com recently that Hasbro thinks that in 2009 GI JOE figures were priced too high, so perhaps they are taking this into account for all their 3-3/4″ lines in 2010 and we could see this price drop extend to some other retailers.

 


 

Customizer Spotlight – DanOfTheDead
February 9, 2010 | 11:53 PM CST | Justin2

 


Our latest Customizer Spotlight highlights the fantastic work of forum member DanOfTheDead, who has been treating the Yakface forum community with some amazing updates recently. You don’t want to miss his latest work, which looks straight off the Hasbro assembly line – check it out afterthe jump!

 


 

COMING SOON: Yakface Toy Fair 2010 Coverage
February 9, 2010 | 1:11 PM CST | Jayson

 


Again this year, Yakface will have our team on the ground to bring you the latest photos and info straight from the show room floor of Toy Fair 2010. You will be able to follow our updates here atYakface.comYakfaceforums.comTwitter and on Facebook.

 


 

eFX Collectibles: Concept Vader Helmet Now Available Preorder
February 8, 2010 | 1:19 PM CST | Jayson

 


eFX Collectibles has now placed the very limited edition Signature Edition McQuarrie Concept Vader Helmet up for pre-order. If you have the means, get yours today!

 


 

Rykrof Enloe Photonovel Series Update
February 8, 2010 | 1:07 PM CST | Justin2

 


The Enloe Chronicles is about to take a turn toward the Dark Side as Order 66 has been issued by the Supreme Chancellor. Chapter 31 – BROKEN ORDER will debut at Yakface shortly – until then, we have a couple of previews of this upcoming installment. Check them out after the jump!

 


 

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Announced
February 8, 2010 | 8:47 AM CST | Jayson

 


LucasArts and Travellers Tales have announced the next addition to the popular Lego Star Wars series of video games with Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars. Slated for release this fall, this game will be based on the first two season of The Clone Wars.

Head to Gaming Target for more details on this highly anticipation installment.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Figure with Vehicles and Metal Lunch Boxes
February 7, 2010 | 2:12 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received new Figure with Vehicle assortment. We also received the new Star Wars lunch box assortment.

Figure with Vehicle:
AT-RT with ARF Trooper
Desert Skiff with Anakin Skywalker
BARC Speeder with Commander Cody

Metal Lunch Box:
R2-D2 and C-3PO
Yoda
Star Wars Poster

Specials:
Han Solo Hoth & TaunTaun (large)
Luke Skywalker Hoth & TaunTaun (large)

Pre-Order – February 28th, 2010:
Darth Vader – figure with magazine
Luke Skywalker – figure with magazine
Slave I #19
Grievous Fighter – #20
Turbo Tank – #45
Droid Tri-Fighter – #46
Empire Strikes Back 3D – Widevision Trading Card Box
Darth Revan Mini Bust
Luke Skywalker Bespin Fatigues Statue
Stormtrooper Deluxe Statue
Master of the Force – Miniatures

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

 


 

Episode 231: Black in Blue
February 7, 2010 | 1:48 PM CST | Jayson

 


On Monday, February 8th at 9 a.m. PST one of the most limited prop replicas made in the past 10 years will go on sale–eFX Collectibles’ Studio Scale McQuarrie Concept Darth Vader helmet. This piece, based on the original Ralph McQuarrie concept art for Darth Vader, is limited to 250 pieces. A small amount put up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth sold out in a number of hours, and fans are sure to be nervous about getting their hands on this extremely limited, gorgeous piece. This week on the Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie catch you up on the history of this piece, including its appearances at San Diego Comic Con in 2008 and 2009. Then they are joined by Barry Jones of eFX Collectibles who tells some stories of the making of this fine piece. he also updates us on what Star Wars products are coming soon from eFX Collectibles, including an announcement of an extremely limited item to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back! What is it? Listen to find out!

Also on this show, Marjorie and Arnie bring you up to date on the current and future state of Hasbro Star Wars collecting in their latest round of Q&As Hasbro gave some very important pieces of information about the current state of the line and the future of Star Wars action figures. Hear this information summarized in this week’s show.

With a eulogy of Star Wars minis by Star Wars Miniverse podcast host Mark Cheddar, a round up of new Star Wars products on the internet, and more news about red-tagged Star Wars discounts, it’s all in this week’s podcast of Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

New Attakus Statues Revealed from MintinBox.net
February 7, 2010 | 12:54 PM CST | Jayson

MintinBox.net has revealed today a few new Empire Strikes Back themed statues coming later this year from Attakus. There will be Boba Fett and Bossk statues painted in a Marvel comic deco. Also offered a quartet of Dagobah themed statues: Luke in Snowspeeder Gear, Jedi Training Luke, R2-D2 and Yoda.

These will be offered with a subscription to a collection sold by Atlas Comics in France from February 25.

Head to MintinBox.net for a preview.

 


 

Yakfinities Continues!
February 6, 2010 | 8:52 PM CST | Justin2

 


There’s still plenty of time remaining in the current “Feral Droids” Customizing Challenge, so if you’re itching to join in the fun and create a sentient-smashing droid, click here.

It’s also decision time for the next Yakfinities theme, where Yakface forum members determine the topic we’ll be focusing on after the current theme wraps up. So head on over to the forums and be sure to cast your vote!

 


 

New Star Tours Poster Puzzles
February 5, 2010 | 8:30 PM CST | Bill

Our friends over at Endor Express.net have gotten all of the details on a new Star Tours exclusive– a four pack of posters– 1 for each of the original trilogy movies done with the Disney crossover characters and a fourth as birthday tribute to Star Tours. Check it out here.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Update
February 5, 2010 | 8:25 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com
We have just updated again with lots of new preorders and new in stock items waiting to ship.Check it all out all the latest here.

 


 

UPDATE: Head Shot! 
February 5, 2010 | 3:54 PM CST | Jayson

 


starwars-descriptions.com has updated again with a better look at the head of this behemoth. Check it out and sound off in our forums.

 


 

Another 4-LOM Coming?
February 5, 2010 | 2:54 PM CST | Justin2

 


Yakface forumite stroebel83 spotted what looks to be a “metallic” version of 4-LOM that has been listed by eBay seller Star Wars Army Store. Right now it’s undetermined if this is some sort of upcoming exclusive or even part of the new “Vintage” line Hasbro has planned for later this year.

What do you think? Share your thoughts after the jump!

 


 

Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi Starfighter in ’10 Packaging
February 5, 2010 | 12:14 PM CST | Jayson

 


The kind folks at the German site starwars-republic.com were kind enough to pass on to us an image of the repackaged Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi Starfighter. It is slated to ship in the first two vehicle assortments for 2010 alongside the new Xanadu Blood, Heavy Missile Platform, Clone Swamp Speeder and Plo Koon’s Jedi Starfighter.

This new line is sure looking sharp! Head to the forums to discuss your thought of how this line is shaping up.

 


 

New Clone Wars Episode Tonight: Voyage of Temptation
February 5, 2010 | 9:30 AM CST | Jayson

 


Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns tonight with part two of the Mandalorian story arc in the all-new episode “Voyage of Temptation”. As the Jedi and their clones defend Duchess Satine from assassination attempts, Anakin discovers that Obi-Wan and the Duchess have a history together.

You can check out a preview at StarWars.com

 


 

That Armor’s Too Strong for Blasters!
February 5, 2010 | 8:10 AM CST | Jayson

 


The inevitable has happened. A leaked photo of the new AT-AT has hit the internet and after yesterday’s official announcement from Hasbro it looks like August 1st is going to be a very popular day at retailers. Check out the link above and discuss your thoughts on this in our forums.

 


 

Official Hasbro Press Release Details Full AT-AT Features
February 4, 2010 | 1:56 PM CST | Jayson

 


Confirming our spy report last month, Hasbro has issued a press release detailing the features of the much hyped AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport).

Features are as follows:
– (Approximate Retail Value: $99.99; Ages: 5 & up; Available: August 1, 2010)

In space, size does matter, and Hasbro certainly kept that in mind when creating its all-new, highly detailed STAR WARS AT-AT. The AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) played a significant role in the Empire’s military assault in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, and it will play an equally important role in every fan’s toy collection this year! Measuring more than 24 inches tall, nearly 28 inches long, and 12 inches wide, this colossal vehicle holds up to 20 STAR WARS figures – 6 of which can fit in its head alone! – and includes so many play and electronic features true to its on-screen counterpart that it’s hard to believe! From the zip-line in its body and articulated legs for superb poseability, to its LED lights and authentic movie sounds and phrases, this is the must-have addition for STAR WARS fans of all ages. Includes a 3 ¾ inch AT-AT driver action figure and a pop-out speeder bike.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 78th Edition
February 3, 2010 | 10:11 AM CST | Jayson

 

The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on January 22th. Head to our forum to find out more details regarding the Vintage line and confirmation of a certain pilot being released in the Vintage line to accompany that newly confirmed Cloud Car.

 


 

eFX Collectibles: Signature Edition Concept Vader Helmet Preorder
February 2, 2010 | 11:44 PM CST | Jayson

 


eFX Collectibles latest newsletter has announced the pre-order date for the Signature Edition McQuarrie Concept Vader Helmet. Starting Monday, Feb 8 collectors will be able to place their orders for this limited edition piece (edition size 250) priced at $899.

You can learn more about the creation of this magnificent replica by 3D modeler Jay Kushwara and get complete ordering details at efxcollectibles.com.

 


 

Sponsor News: Past Generation Toys (Update – 10% off Promo)
February 2, 2010 | 9:49 PM CST | Jayson

 


Yakface is proud to announce that we’ve added a new affiliate for all your Star Wars and non-Star Wars collecting needs with online retailer: Past Generation Toys. Head on over for their huge inventory of Exclusives, New Arrivals and Pre-Orders from licenses such as Star Wars, DC Comics, Disney, Gentle Giant, GI Joe, Lego, Marvel, Master of the Universe, Power Rangers, Transformers, Twilight and more.

Also, for the rest of this week enter “Yakface” on checkout and get 10% off your order!

 


 

Acme Archives: Boba Fett Artist Portfolio signed by Joe Johnston
February 2, 2010 | 8:33 PM CST | Jayson

 


Acme Archives has updated tonight with the release of a Limited Edition (75) Boba Fett Artist Portfolio signed by Joe Johnston. The Boba Fett Artist Portfolio consists of 11 images (12″ x 17″) taken from the original crew gift drawn by Joe Johnston for the Empire Strikes Back and given to select members of the pre-production staff in March of 1978. Head to Acme Archives for more details and image gallery.

 


 

Star Wars Returns to McDonald’s Happy Meals this February
February 2, 2010 | 8:18 PM CST | Jayson

 


Starting February 26, McDonald’s will be bringing their Star Wars promotion to kids throughout North America. The Happy Meal promotion will feature different Happy Meal Star Wars premiums, including four “character keepers” (Darth Vader, Anakin, Yoda, and R2-D2) and four starship launchers (Millennium Falcon, X-wing Fighter, Jedi Starfighter, and Republic Gunship). Head toStarWars.com for the full details.

 


 

MintInBox.net/Gentle Giant QnA
February 2, 2010 | 10:44 AM CST | Jayson

MintInBox.net has posted an Question and Answer session they’ve recently exchanged with Gentle Giant and it giving several insights on future products from life-size statues and mini busts to conventions exclusives and more. Head on over for the full details.

 


 

Yodasnews.com Six Year Anniversary Celebration
February 1, 2010 | 9:10 PM CST | Jayson

Starting today and for the entire month of February, Yodasnews is celebrating its sixth anniversary and as with previous anniversaries, they will give away TONS of amazing prizes for both casual readers and forum members, and there will be special events that will test your creativity, competitive trivia nights, and much more. Head to Yodasnews for more details and congrats on your anniversary!

 


 

Episode 230: In Memory of James E Smith
February 1, 2010 | 7:10 PM CST | Jayson

 


Star Wars Action News is back and chalk full of nuts, if by nuts we’re referring to Marjorie, Arnie, Steve, Jerry, and Brock! They’re all here this week to bring you the latest Star Wars collecting news and reviews, talking about Wizards of the Coast dropping the license for Star Wars RPG books and minis to a review of the new Star Wars novel Crosscurrent, and reviews of the vintage Dewback creature and the new Adidas Star Wars shoes!

With an interview about the SARLACC charity pin, your voice mails, and news on where you can buy a mini replica of the R2-D2 mailbox, it’s all in this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Clone Wars Wave 2 Hits Dixie
February 1, 2010 | 4:29 PM CST | Jayson

 

    

Yakreader Chad R. writes in to inform collectors that Clone Wars wave 2 (consisting of Cold Weather AnakinThi-SenClone Commadner StoneDarth Sidious and TX-20) has hit Alabama Wal-Mart stores in the Decatur and Athens area.

January 2010 Archive

K & C Collectibles: New Pre-Order & Specials
January 31, 2010 | 6:37 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has posted some new Star Wars pre-order items this week along with some specials. To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Empire Strikes Back order your box of 3D widevision trading cards at a special price.

Legacy and Clone Wars Figures – Back In Stock:
Snowtrooper – BD55
Zuckuss – BD54
Willrow Hood – BD53
R2-X2 – BD52
Cloud City Wing Guard – BD50
AT-AT Driver – BD49
Ziro’s Assassin Droid #37
Clone Tank Gunner – #36
Padme Amidala #35
Matchstick – Y-wing Pilot #34

Specials:
Obi-Wan & Darth Vader 25th Special
Han Solo & Chewbacca 25th Special
Luke Skywalker & Leia 25th Special
Darth Maul with Sith Speeder
Captain Tarpals & Kaadu

Pre-Order – February 28th, 2010:
Darth Vader – figure with magazine
Luke Skywalker – figure with magazine
Slave I #19
Grievous Fighter – #20
Turbo Tank – #45
Droid Tri-Fighter – #46
Empire Strikes Back 3D – Widevision Trading Card Box
Darth Revan Mini Bust
Luke Skywalker Bespin Fatigues Statue
Stormtrooper Deluxe Statue
Master of the Force – Miniatures

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

 


 

Evolution Sets Back to 50% Off at Toys”R”Us
January 31, 2010 | 6:27 AM CST | Jayson

This week, Toys”R”Us is again marking down their remaining stock of Evolutions Sets to 50%, so if you missed out on the previous sale or are still in need of some Rebel or Imperial Pilot rank building, more Mandolarians or Amidala sets, head to your nearest Toys”R”Us today. Sale also applies at ToysRUs.com

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Update
January 30, 2010 | 1:03 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS
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LEGO STAR WARS – ARC-170, REBEL TROOPER ARMY PACK, SNOWTROOPER ARMY PACK
Three new sets are on their way to fill your Lego Star Wars collection. The Rebel Trooper and Snowtrooper Army Packs each come with minifigures as well as a vehicle or battle station for them to use, and are listed at $14.99 each. The ARC-170 is listed at $84.99 and includes Kit Fisto, an R2 unit and two Clone Troopers. Check it all out here.

 


 

Rahm Kota’s Militia Elite
January 29, 2010 | 10:03 AM CST | Justin2

 


Thanks to eBay seller Star Wars Army Store, we are treated to a couple new images of one of the more desirable figures from the upcoming box sets from The Force Unleashed. Head on over to theforums for a closer look.

 


 

Follow Us and Become a Fan on Twitter and Facebook
January 29, 2010 | 9:18 AM CST | Jayson

 

 

Just a friendly reminder that you can follow our news updates on Twitter and Facebook. In doing so, you’ll receive advanced previews of our Toyguide updates, breaking news as it happens and soon, you’ll be able to win prizes/contests through Facebook exclusive giveaways. Join today!

 


 

New Clone Wars Episode Tonight: The Mandalore Plot
January 29, 2010 | 7:46 AM CST | Jayson

 


Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns tonight with the eagerly anticipated all-new episode “The Mandalore Plot”. While investigating rumors of conspiracy surrounding Duchess Satine of Mandalore, Obi-Wan uncovers the truth about a mysterious Mandalorian plot.

You can check out a preview at StarWars.com

 


 

Gandalf The Grey Sideshow Premium
January 29, 2010 | 7:42 AM CST | Mark

Remember, you’ll get your chance to claim Sideshow Collectibles’ Exclusive Gandalf the Grey Premium Format Figure for yourself during the Priority Pre-Order event today, Friday, January 29th at 10AM (Pacific Time). Availability will be limited, so being at the PPO event right when it opens is a must!

Gandalf the Grey Premium Format Figure Gandalf the Grey Premium Format Figure
 


 

2010 Vintage Collection Revealed at JediNews
January 28, 2010 | 12:16 PM CST | Jayson

 

   

JediNews has revealed an advanced look at the first wave of relaunched “Vintage Collection” figures for 2010 with Bespin Luke, Leia Organa (Hoth Gear), Dengar and AT-AT Commander kicking things off.

Head to our forums to discuss this new news from the UK Toyfair!

 


 

What’s New From Gentle Giant
January 27, 2010 | 4:09 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

Gentle Giant has sent out their February newsletter and they’ve officially announced two upcoming Star Wars items to be released later this year: the Slave Leia Animated Maquette and Darth Revan Mini Bust. Head to the forum for the full details on the latest offering from Gentle Giant!

 


 

More AT-AT Details
January 27, 2010 | 3:24 PM CST | Jayson

Rebelscum has updated with some new info regarding Hasbro’s worse kept secret, the new AT-AT. This new eyewitness report seems to confirm our initial rumor report regarding many of features of this highly anticipated piece. Head on over to Rebelscum for more.

 


 

NiubNiub News: Build Your Own Death Star/Falcon Docking Bay
January 27, 2010 | 2:22 PM CST | Jayson

 


Frank D. from NiubNiub’s Universe has passed on to us word that the step-by-step set of instructions and decals for the huge Death Star/Falcon Docking Day diorama are now available so you can build this impressive display for your collection. Head on over for the full details.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW46 Commander TX-20
January 27, 2010 | 9:14 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the tactical droid Commander TX-20 from season one’s Clone Wars episode: Innocents of Ryloth.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this new figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Review: 501st – An Imperial Commando Novel
January 26, 2010 | 8:19 PM CST | Freebird

 


New Review is up. This time 501st: An Imperial Command Novel. Check out the review here.

 


 

New Product Images Revealed at JediNews
January 26, 2010 | 1:23 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

JediNews has updated today with confirmation of several new products that have been leaked onto the web these past few weeks. Head on over for packaged and loose images of Luke’s Snowspeeder, the Cloud Car and more all revealed at the UK Toy Fair.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW45 Darth Sidious
January 26, 2010 | 9:47 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Darth SIdious from The Clone Wars movie and TV series.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this new figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Exclusive Nahdar Vebb Form Available at HasbroToyShop
January 26, 2010 | 8:18 AM CST | Jayson

 


HasbroToyShop has updated today with the full details surrounding the exclusive Clone Wars Nahdar Vebb Mailaway figure. Head on over for the complete terms and conditions and download theredemption form to send off for yours today!

 


 

Sideshow’s Grand Admiral Thrawn Reviewed
January 25, 2010 | 9:35 PM CST | Bill

 


The Yak Spotlight is back this week, looking at Sideshow’s 1:6 Grand Admiral Thrawn, his Command Chair and Ysalamir. Click here for a review of Thrawn.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW44 Clone Commander Stone
January 25, 2010 | 4:29 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates soldier on with the addition of Clone Commander Stone from season one’s Clone Wars episode: The Gungan General.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this new figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW43 Thi-Sen
January 25, 2010 | 1:17 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Talz Chieftain – Thi-Sen from season one’s Clone Wars episode: Trespass.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

AT-AT Prototype Revealed?
January 25, 2010 | 12:07 PM CST | Jayson

 


Looks like a prototype of the upcoming AT-AT has leaked on to the web courtesy of a Chinese website actoys.net. Head to the forums for what looks to be a substantial update to the walker.

 


 

Sideshow Production Blog Sneak Peek: Premium Format C-3PO and R2
January 22, 2010 | 4:22 PM CST | Jayson

 


Sideshow has updated today with a sneak peek and the Premium Format versions of C-3PO and R2-D2. Head on over for a look at the progress.

 


 

New Clone Wars Episode Tonight: Lightsaber Lost 
January 22, 2010 | 11:42 AM CST | Jayson

 


Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns tonight with an all-new episode with “Lightsaber Lost”. When a wily pickpocket steals Ahsoka’s lightsaber, she enlists the help of an ancient Jedi to track down her weapon and reclaim her honor.

You can check out a preview at StarWars.com

 


 

The Force Unleashed Figure Packs Revealed
January 22, 2010 | 8:25 AM CST | Jayson

Rebelscum has updated today with photos and details regarding the two upcoming Toys”R”Us exclusive The Force Unleashed Figure Packs. Both sets carry a mix of all-new figures and repainted TFU figures from the 30th Anniversary Collection. Head on over to see what we can expect.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW42 Anakin Skywalker (Cold Weather Gear)
January 22, 2010 | 1:12 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Anakin Skywalker (in Cold Weather Gear) from season one’s Clone Wars episode: Trespass.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

A Tribute to Yak’s Pub
January 21, 2010 | 8:41 PM CST | Justin2

 


All good things must come to an end (or at least a break now and then)… and with some great timing, Yakface forum member Incom has put together a fun tribute video to Niktom‘s popular fan made Star Wars Comic Strip, Yak’s Pub.

Check out the above clip, and be sure to share your thoughts or drop Niktom a line at the officialYak’s Pub site or here in the Yakface forums.

 


 

Huge Big Bad Toy Store Update
January 21, 2010 | 7:57 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS
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SW ANIMATED SLAVE LEIA MAQUETTE
Gentle Giant’s latest addition to their line of Animated Maquettes is this version of Slave Leia as seen in “Return of the Jedi”. Lounging in her bikini with her back to Salacious B. Crumb, this piece is listed at
$84.99, saving you $15 off the MSRP.

SW DARTH REVAN MINI BUST
Gentle Giant is also producing a bust based on KOTOR character Darth Revan. Wielding red and purple lightsabers, this dangerous Jedi/Sith is priced at $49.99, $10 off the MSRP for the piece.

STAR WARS OFFICIAL FIGURINE COLLECTION – DARTH VADER, LUKE SKYWALKER
The success of DeAgostini’s line of Star Wars Vehicle lead figures has led to a new line, this time figurines of the characters. The first two entries are up for pre-order now – Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker are each available as 1/32 scale lead figures, priced at $13.99. With the popularity of the Vehicles, as well as the Marvel, DC and Buffy lines of lead figures, we expect these to go well.

SW R2-D2 POST BOX
This cute new collectible is a 16 cm post box (mailbox) done up as R2-D2. This piece will look great on any collector’s desk, and is listed at $38.99 with a February arrival date.

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NEW ARRIVALS
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SW VEHICLE PACKS 2010 SERIES 1 – CASE, SINGLES
THis new assortment includes Obi-Wan on Freeco bike, Clone Scout with AT-RT, BARC Speeder with Commander COdy and Desert Sport Skiff with Anakin. You can pick up the case of 4 for $69.99, or you can pick your favorite singles, priced at $20.99 – $24.99 each.

SIDESHOW 12″ EPISODE II CLONE TROOPER
We’ve also received some of the Episode II Phase I 1/6 scale Clone Trooper. He comes with the standard trooper weapons as well as his detailed armor set with helmet, and a display base. Pick up this figure to swell the ranks of your army, priced at $87.99.

SW LEGACY BUILD-A-DROID WAVE 12 – CASE, SET, SINGLES
This new case assortment includes figures like Willrow Hood, a new versino of Zuckuss, a Bespin Wing Guard, a Concept Snowtrooper and more. We have the case of 12 listed at $99.99, with a set of 8 new figures at $79.99, and individual figure listings at $8.99 – $14.99 each.

SW CLONE WARS ANIMATED 2010 WAVE 1 REVISION 1 & WAVE 2 REVISION 1 – CASE,
SET, SINGLES
These assortments include a number of old and new figures, like Clone Trooper Jek, Cad Bane, Matchstick, Yoda, Clone Commander Cody and more. Wave 1 Revision 1 is listed as a case of 12 for $99.99, and Wave 2 Revision 1 is listed as a case of 12 for $99.99, and a set of 5 for $69.99. We also have singles available of most of the figures, listed at $9.99 – $13.99 each.

Check it all out here.

 


 

Star Tours 2.0 Intel
January 21, 2010 | 7:40 PM CST | Bill

Our friends over at Endor Express have updated with Aurebesh translations from a new Clone Wars billboard which mentions Star Tours…. inviting you to visit Kit Fisto’s homeworld. Check it out here!

 


 

Preview: Xanadu Blood and HMP (Heavy Missile Platform)
January 20, 2010 | 1:21 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

Today we’ve received a couple small preview pics of the Xanadu Blood and HMP (Heavy Missile Platform), two of the upcoming Clone Wars vehicles that we can expect to see at Toyfair next month. As you can see, the HMP looks pretty faithful to the ROTS deco, while Cad Bane’s fighter looks to have more of a subdued color scheme when compared to the Titanium counterpart.

Thanks to our Yarkora spy for his latest intel.

 


 

Unmarked Price Cuts at Target
January 20, 2010 | 1:17 PM CST | Justin2

Target has secretly been cutting prices on some of their Hasbro action figures this week. You’ll probably notice that these are still in the main toy aisle.

There’s only one STAR WARS item that is confirmed at this time, and that’s the Geonosis 2-pks – right now you can pick them up for $6.99. Quite a good buy considering they come with two figures in each set.

Of note, you may also want to scan some GI JOE items if you’re collecting that line or looking for some custom fodder, as the first wave of basic figures is ringing up at $3.49 and the Deluxe figures are scanning for $6.49.

 


 

UPDATE: New Hawthorne Village Collection
January 20, 2010 | 8:53 AM CST | Jayson

In case you were reserving judgment on whether or not to drop some coin on these sets until you saw final product photos, I direct you to our friends at Sandtroopers as they’ve added a couple galleries for the Mos Eisley and Hoth Sets.

The folks at POTF2 have a few images of the Mos Eisley set in their forums as well.

We’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

 


 

One more thing…
January 19, 2010 | 5:21 PM CST | Jayson

Finally, we’ve received spy report that a “limited edition” figure coming and it is rumored to be Jodo Kast. It is unknown at this time how or when this figure will be made available whether the through the UGH mailaway program or possibly as an upcoming convention exclusive.

As always, take all rumors and speculation with a grain of salt as nothing is confirmed at this point.

 


 

“Heater Pack” Clone Clarification and Snowspeeder Details
January 19, 2010 | 4:57 PM CST | Jayson

We also received a clarification regarding that Clone Trooper with Heater Pack listing on Sunday. It has been revised to be called “Clone Trooper with Heater Pack / Rex with Heater Pack” so I guess that means a Snow Clone or Rex from the Trespass episode.

Not surprising, the leaked prototype images of the Snowspeeder will in fact be Luke’s Snowspeeder and it will ship in the same assortment as the Cloud Car.

 


 

New AT-AT Details
January 19, 2010 | 4:42 PM CST | Jayson

Wondering what to expect for that rumored new AT-AT? Look no further as we’ve received a spy report with more features of this bad boy:

Here is the translated text:
– Complete with new molding, the AT-AT bigger than ever!
– random dialogue from the movie (English), built-in sound and action
– Holds Speeder bike in the rear hatch.
– Cable arm and pull open the cover for passengers side of the body
– The blaster has a gimmick in luminous nose (light up chin cannons I assume)
– Opening the hatch at the bottom of the body to recreate Luke’s sneak attack
– AT-AT Driver figure included.
– Cockpit/head can hold 6 figures

What do you think? Discuss.

 


 

More Comic Pack Images
January 19, 2010 | 2:45 PM CST | Justin2

 

 

With all the doom and gloom surrounding the Comic Pack line’s future, it’s sad that some of the more interesting figures Hasbro had planned may be hard to track down or not even find their way to retail at all.

With that said, there are opportunities to guarantee you will be able to get them on eBay.

What are your sentiments on these upcoming figures or the direction Hasbro has decided to take with ending this line? Share your thoughts after the jump!

 


 

Galen Marek Strikes Back!
January 19, 2010 | 10:50 AM CST | Justin2

 


The highly anticipated Toys”R”Us Exclusive sets coming soon from The Force Unleashed have gotten a little more exciting with a great sneak peek of one of the new Galen Marek figures that is slated to be included in these sets courtesy of the recent Q&A with TheJawa.com

Head on over to the forums and share your thoughts on this figure here.

 


 

New Hawthorne Village Collection
January 19, 2010 | 6:32 AM CST | Mark

 

Star Wars Galactic Village CollectionStar Wars Galactic Village Collection

Check out the new Village collection from Hawthorne. I contacted them to ask some questions. There will be 10 pieces in this collection. The first five are known and will be as follows:
1) Cantina
2) Hoth Cave
3) Endor Bunker
4) Yoda’s Hut
5) Jabba’s Throne

There will be 5 others and each comes with a character figurine. Click on over if you are interested.

 


 

Episode 229: Going Commando
January 18, 2010 | 10:15 PM CST | Jayson

 


Since 1977 Star Wars fans have wanted to use the Force, be it squeezing fingers together to imagine choking a despotic boss or waving our hands so automatic doors open at the grocery store. But this was all taken one step further when Uncle Milton released their Star Wars Force Trainer, supposedly allowing Star Wars fans to use their mind to control a floating Jedi Training Remote. Arnie and Marjorie have put this “fun-ducational” toy through the paces, and report back on their findings on this week’s podcast.

Also this week, Gentle Giant Star Wars mini-busts seem to never be as coveted as when they are clones or when they are exclusives, and when they are exclusive clones collectors better watch out! The Gentle Giant Republic Commando mini-busts are reviewed on this week’s show.

With reviews of Star Wars blasters by both adults and children, a rundown on where to find $25 AT-STs, and more, it’s all this week on Star Wars Action News, so go listen now!!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Revealed?
January 18, 2010 | 4:19 PM CST | Jayson

The weekend was awfully busy with more rumors and theories bouncing around in forums all over the ‘net. Jedi Temple Archives’ bombshell posting of the Hasbro Star Wars Marketing Schedule revealed an upcoming promotion with McDonalds, presumably another Happy Meal program which got me to thinking – did CorePlanets’ prototypes post back in December reveal these toys?

What’s your theory? Make it heard in our forums .

 


 

DisneyTheme Parks Exclusive: Jedi Mickey and R2-MK
January 18, 2010 | 1:16 PM CST | Jayson

 


EndorExpress.net is pleased to show you the latest DisneyTheme Parks Exclusive Star Wars action figure set.

The creative “Forces” at Disney and Lucasfilm are proud to announce an all-new character coming to the Disney Parks in April 2010. Every Jedi needs his own Astromech Droid, and Jedi Mickey is no exception. This spring we will be introducing Jedi Mickey’s own droid, R2-MK.

This new character is exclusive to the Disney Parks, and he will be available at both Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. It will come packed as a Hasbro action figure 2-pack along with Jedi Mickey and will retail for $18.95.

What do you think? Is this something you’ll be trying to track down this year? Let us know in theforums.

 


 

Toyguide Update: Jabba’s Rancor with Luke Skywalker (Version 2)
January 18, 2010 | 5:58 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the dark brown paint variant for the Target Exclusive Jabba’s Rancor with Luke Skywalker.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this version if the Rancor is worth tracking down for your collection.

 


 

Avatar Versus Star Wars
January 17, 2010 | 3:33 PM CST | Justin2

James Cameron’s Avatar just shot past Star Wars as the No. 3 movie on the all-time United States box office charts. However by factoring in today’s higher admission prices, the original Star Wars is still light years ahead of Avatar on actual number of tickets sold.

For more, head to Yahoo News.

 


 

Help Those In Need
January 17, 2010 | 12:53 PM CST | Jayson

While we complain about overpriced action figures and distribution problems with our Star Wars obsession, many people in Haiti are suffering through real and unimaginable problems. So, instead of buying one of those figures you don’t really “need” how about donating the price of an action figure or two to a worthy cause and it’s as easy as using your phone.

Text “HAITI” to the number 90999 to donate $10, which will be added to your next cellphone bill. Or you can text “Yele” to 501501 to donate $5, which will be added to your next phone bill. Also, the Salvation Army is sending 285,120 boxed meals of rice, soy, and vitamins to Haiti. Support the Salvation Army through its website today.

 


 

Feral Droids Continue to Stalk the Forums
January 17, 2010 | 12:48 PM CST | Justin2

 


The latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge rolls on with the latest theme, Feral Droids.

These droids have gone berserk; killing any sentient being within their cross hairs – check out the early entries and get in the fun after the jump!

 


 

Intercepted Transmission: New Clone Wars Figures Wave 3
January 17, 2010 | 11:27 AM CST | Jayson

We’ve intercepted another transmission from the Outer Rim today that details a new Clone Wars figure case assortment for 2010 with a few interesting new figures:

Clone Wars 2010 Wave 3
1x Anakin Skywalker
1x Commander Cody
1x Count Dooku
1x Yoda
1x Clone Echo
1x Commander Thire Trooper
1x Commnader Bly
1x NEW Obi Wan w/Cold Weather Gear
1x NEW Cad Bane in Disguise (Jedi or Clone?)
1x NEW Magna Guard – (alternate head maybe?)
1x NEW Clone Trooper with Heater Pack (flamethrower clone perhaps)
1x NEW Firefighter Droid

As always, head to the forums to discuss this newest bit of intel.

 


 

What Have You Done With Those Plans!! Hasbro Marketing Schedule Revealed
January 17, 2010 | 6:27 AM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have come across another Hasbro slide and this one has the most detailed information yet as to what (and when) we can expect new product on the shelves. Head on over for the next best thing to “official” confirmation of the AT-AT, Vintage, Galactic Hunt, Boba Fett mailaway and much, much more. Head on over for the complete details then come back and voice your opinions in the forums.

 


 

Intercepted Transmission: New Clone Wars Vehicle Assortments
January 16, 2010 | 7:01 AM CST | Jayson

We’ve intercepted a new transmission from the Outer Rim today that details a couple new Clone Wars vehicle case assortments for 2010.

Clone Wars Vehicle Assortment 2010 Wave 1 Asst 5 pc
1x NEW Xanadu Blood (Cad Bane’s fighter)
1x NEW Heavy Missile Platform (aka Droid Gunship)
1x Anakin’s Delta 2 Starfighter
1x Obi Wan’s Jedi Starfighter
1x Corporate Alliance Tank Droid

Clone Wars Vehicle Assortment 2010 Wave 2 Asst 5 pc
1x NEW Clone Swamp Speeder
1x NEW Plo Koon’s Jedi Starfighter
1x Anakin’s Delta 2 Starfighter
1x Super Vulture Droid
1x Corporate Alliance Tank Droid

Expect to see final production versions of the new vehicles listed above in a couple weeks at Toyfair. Until then, weigh in with your thoughts on these new assortments in our forums.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC Build-A-Droid – HK-50 
January 15, 2010 | 12:13 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the KOTOR II HK-50 assassin droid – the Build-A-Droid from the Legacy Collection’s Empire Strikes Back wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth trying to assemble and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure and how you can build it.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD55 Snowtrooper
January 15, 2010 | 8:33 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the Snowtrooper – the final figure in the new Empire Strikes Back wave.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection again.

 


 

Princess Leia VS. Jabba the Hutt Diorama Now Available for Preorder
January 14, 2010 | 8:28 PM CST | Jayson

 


Head on over to Sideshow to preorder your Princess Leia VS. Jabba the Hutt Diorama and if you hurry you may still be able to get the exclusive version that includes a Salacious Crumb accessory. Click the link above to get yours.

Also up for pre-order is the:

Star Wars Premium Collectibles Star Wars Premium Collectibles
 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD54 Zuckuss
January 14, 2010 | 11:02 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the bounty hunter Zuckuss – the next figure in the new Empire Strikes Back wave.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD53 Willrow Hood
January 14, 2010 | 9:29 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Willrow Hood – the next figure in the new Empire Strikes Back wave.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this special figure* is worth adding to your collection.

*Many said (and wished) this day would never come so a special congratulations is in order for Scott Pearson as his dream for the “Ice Cream Maker Guy” has finally been realized.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Update
January 13, 2010 | 9:46 PM CST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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WINTER CLEARANCE SALE
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We currently have over 1600 items in stock priced at 20% to 90% below our list pricing. 400 Items are priced at 50% to 90%. Here is a great chance to pick up some older and/or overstocked items at a significant discount.

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NEW ARRIVALS
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STAR WARS R2-D2 VCD
This squat vinyl version of R2-D2 takes everything cute about the little robot and magnifies it. He wants to join your collection, and we have him listed at $65.99. Don’t miss out on this 8″ version of Sci-Fi’s favorite robot.

STAR WARS CLONE WARS BUILD-A-DROID 2009 WAVE 1 RESTOCK
We’ve recently got a shipment in of the first wave of Star Wars Legacy Build-A-Droid figures. We have them in both regular and First Day Release stickered versions, and most are discounted as well – check out the available figures at the Legacy Build-A-Droid menu, and fill those holes in your collection, with some bargain prices.
Check it all out here.

 


 

2010 Star Wars Packaging Officially Revealed
January 13, 2010 | 8:33 PM CST | Jayson

 

 

The official site has “officially” revealed tonight the new look of Star Wars merchandise for 2010. Head on over to read how the “Clone and Sky” packaging came about with look for the new packaging to start hitting shelves on August 1.

 


 

Jabba Pre-Order Tomorrow
January 13, 2010 | 7:01 PM CST | Mark

With the release of the Newsletter from Sideshow Toy tomorrow, you will be able to pre-order the new Jabba and Leia Diorama…

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD52 R2-X2
January 13, 2010 | 12:54 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of R2-X2 – the next figure in the new Empire Strikes Back wave.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Galactic Battle Game Details Revealed
January 13, 2010 | 7:43 AM CST | Jayson

 


ToyArk has posted yet another Hasbro “slide”, this one details the Galactic Battle Game pack in for select 3-3/4″ Star Wars* figures.

– Starting this fall, Galactic Battle Game components will be added to select 3-3/4 items (components include a unique character specific card with power levels, a stand and die)
– Game will allow kids to compete against one another based on the various power levels of their favorite characters.
– The game will increase kids’ knowledge of Star Wars, their engagement with fantasy and add to their play experience.

*Interesting that this says “Star Wars” figures and not the Clone Wars line specifically. Does this mean these cards and stands will be packed with OT figures as well? Maybe so, but by the looks of things we’ll find out sooner rather than later.

Tell us what you think about this latest development in our forums.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD51 Luke Skywalker (Snowspeeder Pilot)
January 13, 2010 | 12:54 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Luke Skywalker – the next figure in the new Empire Strikes Back wave.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Meet The Azzameens
January 12, 2010 | 7:42 PM CST | Justin2

 


If you’ve ever played the game Rebel Alliance you are probably familiar with the Azzameen Family, who found themselves caught in the middle of the Galactic Civil War at the height of the Empire.

Our latest Customizer Spotlight pays tribute to these characters and is a bit of a preview for the next installment of the Darkchild photonovel series by forumite julianmaurice. Head on over to the forums and check out his rendition of this family who sided with the Rebel Alliance after the jump!

 


 

Hasbro/Toyfare Fans’ Choice Winner Revealed
January 12, 2010 | 2:11 PM CST | Jayson

 


Rebelscum is reporting that the Hasbro/Toyfare Fans’ Choice Winner has been revealed and, save for one character, the top vote getters represent all Expanded Universe characters with Bastila Shanfrom Knights of the Old Republic winning out in the end!

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD50 Cloud City Wing Guard “Sergeant Edian”
January 12, 2010 | 12:57 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the Cloud City Wing Guard, Sergeant Edian specifically – the next figure in the new Empire Strikes Back wave.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Episode 228: The secret word is: Discount!
January 12, 2010 | 11:41 AM CST | Jayson

 


It’s a new year, and it’s time for a new episode of Star Wars Action News! And this week’s episode is all about collecting in 2010.

Various Star Wars collecting websites have been breaking tons of news about Hasbro Star Wars toys in 2010 and what’s new is…vintage? And the return of the Ultimate Galactic Hunt? Plus a giant, $100 AT-AT! Marjorie and Arnie run down the highlights of this news and give you their impressions of what the best news is.

Also this week, discounts to be had on Hasbro toys far and wide. From BOGO figures to $25 Rancors to $7 Droid Factory 2 packs. Find out what’s on sale and where by listening to this episode!

With a run down of new products revealed online, a segment on what it means to “collect books”, and a review of the all new, GREAT issue of the Star Wars Insider, it’s all his week on the Star Wars Action News Podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: Star Wars Starships & Vehicles Collection from the UK
January 10, 2010 | 7:08 PM CST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has posted some new Star Wars pre-order items this week. We have added 4 additional Official Star Wars Starships & Vehicles Collection from the UK. This amazing collection includes the most authentic models of starships and vehicles, cast in metal with plastic trim parts and accurate hand-painted details. Specialist model-makers have helped to craft faithful reproductions of the ships and machines from the movies, including superbly modeled details of all the parts. Check out thed DeAgostini website starwarsvehicles.deagostini.co.uk for more information on these exciting new Star Wars vehicles.

Pre-Order – January 30th, 2010:
Sith Infiltrator – Star Wars Vehicles Collector’s Magazine #17
Jedi Starfighter- Star Wars Vehicles Collector’s Magazine #18
BARC Speeder- Star Wars Vehicles Collector’s Magazine #43
Swoop Bike- Star Wars Vehicles Collector’s Magazine #44
Gentle Giant Jango Fett Helmet – SAVE $10.00
Gentle Giant Lando Calrissian Mini-Bust – SAVE $10.00
Gentle Giant Hoth Han Solo Mini-Bust
Gentle Giant Boba Fett w/Han Solo Carbonite Statue – SAVE $40.00
Gentle Giant Wampa Statue – SAVE $30.00
R2-D2 Projector Clock – SAVE $10.00
Darth Vader SPX Lightup Wall Clock – SAVE $10.00

SEARCH: To view ALL items within a category click the category name on the top menu bar. For example: Click the word “Figures” to see all action figures or use the submenu to reduce your search.

 


 

Best Hasbro Pack-In?
January 10, 2010 | 8:49 AM CST | Justin2

In anticipation of the upcoming Toy Fair next month and the ominous replacing of the Build-A-Droid pack-ins, forumite jokabofe is taking a poll across several fan sites websites asking what everyone’s favorite pack-in has been thus far in the Star Wars toy line.

The goal is to present this information to Hasbro at Toy Fair – so if you’d like to make your voice heard, as long as you’re registered in the forums here, you can do so after the jump!

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD49 AT-AT Driver
January 9, 2010 | 10:26 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the AT-AT Driver – the next figure in the new Empire Strikes Back wave.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

New Clone Wars Packaging Details 
January 9, 2010 | 9:37 AM CST | Jayson

 


Again, ToyArk has posted some advance imagery – this time it’s the carded and boxed packaging for the look of the Clone Wars. As you’ll see, it sports the new silver and blue “Rex” design as we first reported in November and the carded figures look to have a “Battle Game Card” as a pack in. Head over for a closer look.

What do you think? Give us your thoughts in our forums.

 


 

New 2010 “Vintage” Details Emerge
January 8, 2010 | 11:37 PM CST | Jayson

Collecting Site ToyArk has come through again with more details surrounding new product for 2010 – namely the much rumored return of the Vintage style carded figures. Also look for details regarding a mailaway for a certain bounty hunter as well! Head to ToyArk for the complete lowdown.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD48 Snowtrooper (Episode V Concept Art)
January 8, 2010 | 11:33 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Joe Johnston’s Concept Art Snowtrooper – the first figure in the new Empire Strikes Back wave.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Comic Pack Price Hike?
January 8, 2010 | 7:21 PM CST | Justin2

Next time you head to Wal-Mart for a toy run, you might see an unpleasant price increase on the Comic Pack line. At least two different Wal-Marts in the St. Louis area have raised the price to$14.88 each. Not good news for a line that has been packed with questionable figures lately and is already scheduled to be canceled by Hasbro.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD37 Clone Commander Deviss
January 8, 2010 | 1:16 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Clone Commander Deviss – a repaint/repack figure slotted into the A New Hope themed wave.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection – again.

 


 

A New Yakface Feature Has Begun
January 8, 2010 | 11:05 AM CST | Justin2

 


We are very pleased to announce a new feature for all the customizing fans out there – Customs & Answers!

As the Star Wars galaxy continues to expand, so do the ideas of the fans; which is one of the reasons customizing continues to be a fun aspect of the hobby across the board. So starting this year, from time to time a guest customizer will be selected to answer questions about the hobby, and offer tips to the rest of the customizers on the forum.

And we’re kicking our first session off with a Yakface Forums favorite, and someone who needs no introduction to a lot of our readers… Sithfire30!

So kick back and enjoy some helpful tips and previews of upcoming work from one of the greatest customizers in the hobby after the jump!

 


 

Indiana Jones News
January 8, 2010 | 6:52 AM CST | Mark

For all you Indiana Jones movie buffs and collectors. Sideshow Toys has a new Pre-order starting today at 1PM EST.

Mola Ram Premium Format Figure Mola Ram Premium Format Figure
 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD36 Boba Fett
January 7, 2010 | 8:02 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Boba Fett – a repaint/repack figure slotted into the A New Hope themed wave.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD35 Padmé Amidala
January 7, 2010 | 9:03 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Senator Padmé Amidala – a repaint/repack figure slotted into the A New Hope themed wave.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Sponsor News: Big Bad Toy Store Update
January 6, 2010 | 3:42 PM CST | Jayson

 


Hi – Here is a quick update from bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals and preorders.

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NEW STAR WARS PREORDERS
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STAR WARS CLONE TROOPER BUST BANK
Diamond Select’s latest Star Wars Bust Bank is the Clone Trooper. This bank stands over 7″ tall and is ready to guard your credits; we’ve got this piece priced at – $17.99

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NEW STAR WARS ARRIVALS
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SIDESHOW 12″ GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN 
This powerful later leader of the Empire (or a splinter of it) in the Expanded Universe has received his own 12″ figure courtesy of Sideshow. This figure incluedes a full cloth costume with all sorts of details, along with a Ysalamiri, a gun and a base. Show off your logic skills and pick this one up, priced at $77.99.

SIDESHOW COMMANDER CODY LEGENDARY SCALE BUST
This 18″ tall Legendary Scale bust of Commander Cdy has him in his dirtied yellow and white armor, clutching a hologram projector with a light-up hologram of Emperor Palpatine. We’ve got the Commander of the 212th Attack Battalion listed at $279.99 ($20 off the MSRP).

All of this and more available in-stock and for pre-order at bigbadtoystore.com

 


 

Brian’s Toys: Not Too Late To Save $15!! Offer Expires Soon!
January 6, 2010 | 1:49 PM CST | Jayson

Brian’s Toys’ $15 off coupon for all orders over $75 or more is ending soon. Your website order must be placed by 11:59PM CST, Friday, January 15th, 2010 in order to qualify for this promotion. To use this coupon, simply enter the coupon code CHRISTMAS15 when checking out and your shopping cart will automatically discount $15 from your order total! (Restrictions apply.)

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC Build-A-Droid – YVH-1 Combat Droid
January 6, 2010 | 9:31 AM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the combat droid YVH-1 – the Build-A-Droid from the Legacy Collection’s Revenge of the Sith wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth trying to assemble and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure and how you can build it.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD47 Commander Bacara
January 5, 2010 | 10:56 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the Commander Bacara – the next figure slotted into the Revenge of the Sith themed wave.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and “Yak Facts” and judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD46 Stormtrooper
January 5, 2010 | 10:12 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the Stormtrooper – the next figure slotted into the Revenge of the Sith themed wave.

Head to the toyguide for the image gallery and “Yak Facts” for this army builder and judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding a few more to your collection.

 


 

Win A Life-Size Bust of General Grievous!
January 5, 2010 | 8:19 PM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at Yoda’s News have kicked off January in a BIG way by offering a chance to win a Life-Size General Grievous Bust from Sideshow Collectibles. Head on over to find out how.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD45 Plo Koon
January 5, 2010 | 3:43 PM CST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Plo Koon – the next figure in the Revenge of the Sith themed wave (wave 11).

Head to the toyguide for the image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Collectors Versus Cancer
January 4, 2010 | 11:53 PM CST | Justin2

 


Yakface is proud to support Collectors Versus Cancer, which intends to raise cancer awareness in the Star Wars community and help generate revenue for the American Cancer Society.

There is a customizing theme tied to this, so if you’ve participated in a Yakfinities Customizing Challenge before or have tried your hand at making your own figures and want to help out a good cause, see how you can participate after the jump!

 


 

BOGO Finds Continue
January 4, 2010 | 11:43 PM CST | Justin2

 


Reports are coming in that the TPM wave, which many of us had a hard time finding at all are showing up at many Wal-Marts in Buy-One-Get-One 2-pks.

It sort of stings if you made trip after trip to your local retailers looking for this awesome group of figures with little to show for it while Clone Wars and Legends waves repeatedly made it to the pegs… only to find out this great Legacy wave is now showing up in a discounted fashion.

Hopefully in 2010 Hasbro will get its distribution quirks worked out, but in the meantime if you find these or any other Legacy figures at such a great deal, you might regret it later if you pass them up. Be aware however that if you try and separate the packaging, you will most likely destroy the cards – but if you’re an opener, these packs are definitely for you!

 


 

Yakfinities Customizing Challenge #33: Feral Droids!
January 3, 2010 | 10:15 PM CST | Justin2

 


The first Yakfinities Customizing Challenge of the new year has begun and kicks off with Feral Droids!

So… what are Feral Droids?

According to legend, they were droids that would kill sentient beings. These droids resided in an abandoned factory district on Coruscant and it was believed they had fallen victim to a virus that altered their programming; turning them into brutal killing machines.

Whether you’re new to customizing or an old veteran, get in the action and join in the latest Yakfinities by creating your own menacing droid killer after the jump!

 


 

New Target DPCI List Surfaces 
January 3, 2010 | 7:54 PM CST | Jayson

The crew at BanthaSkull.com have posted a rather revealing list of DPCI numbers for Target. Highlights include a “Vintage”, “RC Hailfire Droid”, “Super Deluxe Vehicle” and “Mandarlorian Helmet”. Head on over for the complete list and a glimpse at the future.

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: Leia vs Jabba the Hutt Polystone Diorama
January 3, 2010 | 5:28 PM CST | Jayson

 


Heads up! Sideshow Collectibles has revealed through today’s “12 Days of Sideshow” update, an all new polystone diorama depicting Leia vs Jabba the Hutt! Head to Sideshow for a video sneak peek!

 


 

New LEGO Sets
January 3, 2010 | 9:21 AM CST | Mark

Over at LEGO.com they have in two brand new sets for order..

LEGO


Luke’s Landspeeder Set #8092


Republic Swamp Speeder Set #8091

 


 

More Prototype Images
January 2, 2010 | 11:50 AM CST | Justin2

 


For your viewing pleasure, our friends at Jedidefender have revealed some more prototype pics of upcoming vehicles in the Hasbro lineup for 2010. These are some rather nifty new pics showing quite a bit more detail on these vehicles – head on over and check them out after the the jump.

 


 

Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges!
January 1, 2010 | 5:59 PM CST | Jayson

 


Our friends at Sandtroopers are reporting that the next pack-in for the Hasbro “Legacy” basic figures could possibly be collectible badges. Head over and prepare to be underwhelmed if this turns out to be the case.

UPDATE – efranks at the Rebelscum forums posted a photo this evening that might put this to rest.

 


 

Yakfinities #32 – Roundup Report
January 1, 2010 | 5:55 PM CST | Justin2

 


The latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just wrapped up, and was one of the best to date. Head on over to the forums and check out 24 all new custom figures created by Yakface readers, all with a Light Side vs Dark Side theme, and see who the lucky winners of some new figures are after the jump!

 


 

New Clone Wars Episodes Tonight 
January 1, 2010 | 5:29 PM CST | Jayson

 


Kicking off the New Year with a special double-dose of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, General Grievous emerges from the shadows to stir up trouble for the Jedi heroes, ensnaring them in a trap that threatens their mission and their lives. It’s a deadly game and the scheming Separatist cyborg doesn’t plan on playing by the rules! It’s a full hour of all-new Clone Wars thrills, beginning with “Grievous Intrigue,” at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT Friday, January 1 on Cartoon Network. And the action continues with a clone showdown in “The Deserter,” pitting brother against brother in a battle of ideologies

 


 

Happy New Year!!!
January 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM CST | Jayson

 


From the entire staff here at Yakface.com, we would like to wish a Happy New Year to you – our fans, families and friends. We would also like to thank you all for your patronage over the past year and we hope you continue your support for the new year and beyond.

November 2009 Archive

Boshuda…. Is this the new Jabba the Hutt? MAYBE, MAYBE NOT
November 20, 2009 | 4:58 PM EST | Jayson

 


The intel operatives at Sandtroopers have gotten their hands on a prototype photo of what they speculate is the upcoming all-new Jabba the Hutt for the Legacy Collection (or what ever they’ll be calling it in 2010). Looks fantastic to me, so hopefully this spy reports pans out for all of us. Head over to Sandtroopers or click the photo above to see what you think.

Update: I received an email from a trusted source saying this is probably from a different manufacturer (non-Hasbro).

Update 2: Received another email and for now the verdict is out as to what this might be but it sure gets the Jabba drool flying with anticipation for whatever Hasbro officially reveals.

 


 

First Look: 2010 Packaging
November 20, 2009 | 11:59 AM EST | Jayson

 


Want a peek at the 2010 packaging and branding design for Star Wars merchandise? Click the image above for a closer look! Look for an “official” announcement possibly at the end of the month.

Thanks to the “little Jawa” out there for the report.

What do you think? Weigh in with your opinions on the new design in our forums.

 


 

New Clone Wars Episode Tonight: Legacy of Terror
November 20, 2009 | 11:32 AM EST | Jayson

 


The Clone Wars returns tonight with an all-new episode continuing the battle on Geonosis with “Legacy of Terror”. When Luminara goes missing, Obi-Wan and Ki-Adi-Mundi lead a platoon of clones in search of her. When the search leads to a mysterious lair, the Jedi are faced with a horde of undead warriors.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD32 Imperial Scanning Crew
November 20, 2009 | 11:21 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Imperial Scanning Crew – the next figure in the A New Hope themed wave (wave 10).

Head to the toyguide for the image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Toy Liquidation Sale at Toyrocket!
November 19, 2009 | 11:21 PM EST | Brandon

 


Yakfaceforums.com moderator mercuryartstudios chimes in to let everyone know about some great deals! Looks likeToyrocket.com is having a huge liquidation sale on all Star Wars, Marvel, GIJoe, etc. Go check it out! Thanks for the tip mercuryartstudios!

 


 

Walmart Exclusive Octuptarra Droid On Sale
November 19, 2009 | 1:54 PM EST | Jayson

 


For those that were holding out for a sale or clearance on the Clone Wars Octuptarra Droid, your day is here as Walmart.comhas marked these down to an attractive $28.00. If your store doesn’t reflect this price, fear not as you can use the Site To Store option and get this shipped to your nearest store for free.

 


 

Toys”R”Us Door Busters: Star Wars Figures – 2 for $11.99
November 19, 2009 | 12:28 PM EST | Jayson

Toys”R”Us has released this week’s Door Buster Deals and this friday (11/20) from 3pm to midnight and on Saturday (11/21) from 7am to 1pm they are offering 2 Star Wars figures for $11.99. This deal applies to Clone Wars, Saga Legends and Legacy Collection assortments.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Clone Wars Battle Packs and Deluxe Figures In-Stock
November 19, 2009 | 9:21 AM EST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received the new Clone Wars Battle Packs and Deluxe figures.

NEW – Clone Wars Battle Packs: 
Assault on Ryloth
Ambush at Abregado

NEW – Clone Wars Deluxe Figures:
Speeder Bike with Count Dooku
Freeco Speeder with Obi-Wan Kenobi

New – Legacy Comic Packs:
Vuuzhan Vong and Kyle Katarn
Darth Krayt and Sigel Dare
Lumiya and Luke Skywalker

In-Stock – Legacy Creature with Figure:
Dewback with Imperial Sandtrooper

In-Stock – Legacy Collection Vehicles:
AT-ST (All-Terrain Scout Transport) w/AT-ST Driver

Pre-Order – November 30th, 2009:
Galaxy Series 5 Trading Card Box
Gentle Giant Luke Skywalker Hoth Mini Bust
Kotobukiya Lightsaber Chopstick Set – Yoda and Vader
Kotobukiya Lightsaber Chopstick Set – Yoda and Luke
Clone Wars Lightsaber Flashlight
Darth Vader Helmet Clock Radio
Star Wars Workman Tin – Set of 3
Dark Times Booster Pack

 


 

Nahdar Vebb Packaged Shots
November 19, 2009 | 1:25 AM EST | Justin2

 


New images have surfaced on ebay of the upcoming Clone Wars mail away figure, Nahdar Vebb. This Mon Calamari Jedi will have a new style of packaging featuring a 3D diorama display.

Check out the latest pics of this figure and decide if this is something you’ll be adding to your collection by clicking here.

 


 

Variant Bespin Wing Guard on the Carbonite Slab
November 18, 2009 | 5:18 PM EST | Jayson

 


Creature Cantina received a bit of sad info through their QnA with Hasbro this week. Just like his scenes from The Empire Strikes Back, the second version of the Bespin Wing Guard (Utris M’Toc) is getting left on the cutting room floor and will not be released in plastic form.

 


 

Seattle SARLACC Announces Charity Lapel Pin
November 18, 2009 | 10:37 AM EST | Jayson

 


SARLACC, the Seattle ARea Lucasfilm Artifact Collectors Club, proudly announces its first Collectible Charity Lapel Pin. SARLACC is one of the earliest Star Wars collecting clubs, but this is their first ever charity fundraising campaign.

Full details, along with images and ordering info, will be on its way soon. But, by way of a teaser, here’s the webpage to watch:

 


 

Yakfinities #32 Update
November 17, 2009 | 11:09 PM EST | Justin2

 


The latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge continues as forum members have selected one of the more interesting themes yet.

What happens when a noble Jedi falls to the Dark Side of the Force? Or when an Imperial officer sees the light and seeks to uphold the ways of the Jedi Order? Find out, or even submit your own entry after the jump!

 


 

Episode 221: Bric-à-Brac
November 17, 2009 | 4:38 PM EST | Jayson

 


Christmas is coming, and the toy aisles are humming! From Hasbro figures to vehicles, to Christmas decorations at Target, gift packages at Toys R Us, and lots of party supplies at Factory Card Outlet. So much Star Wars everywhere, and we try to run down as much of it as we can on this week’s Star Wars Action News.

Then also this week we have some in depth reviews. Have you been eying one of the flying vehicles, either the Jedi Starfighter or the Gunship? Arnie and Marjorie do their “consumer reports” rundown on the flying Jedi Starfighter to let you know if it’s worth your hard earned money.

Then Jerry joins us for an in-depth look at Hasbro and Kenner 3.75″ scale AT-STs. With the new Wal Mart exclusive super AT-ST, Jerry takes us back in time to the Kenner vintage original and then all the rereleases through the years.

And finally this week, perhaps you’ve heard that the new book The Complete Vader has had its release date pushed back from October, 2009 to October *2011*! Arnie already got his preorder from Amazon, and he reviews this book and discusses the issues surrounding its recall.

With your voice mails and what’s new at Brian’s Toys, it’s all this week on Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

New Battle Packs Appearing at Target
November 17, 2009 | 2:12 PM EST | Jayson

 


Our intrepid staffer Chewie, has sent word that he found the new Exclusive Battle Packs at his local St. Louis Target. These new sets consist of the Ambush at Abregado with Plo Koon, Sinker, Boost and Rocket Battle Droid and the Assault on Rylothwith Mace Windu, Waxer, Boil and Commander Cody. You might want to try running the DCPI (087-06-0751) on your next visit.

Nice find Justin!

 


 

NiubNiub News: Death Star Red Room
November 17, 2009 | 9:55 AM EST | Jayson

 


After an brief hiatus, NiubNiub’s Universe returns with an amazing update showcasing the construction of Death Star Red Room! Fans and fellow customizers can now follow along and build your own iconic set piece / playset that will easily be the highlight of any diorama display. Head to Niub Niub’s Universe for the full details.

 


 

Dave Filoni Interview at Jedi News
November 17, 2009 | 7:07 AM EST | Jayson

In celebration of season one of The Clone Wars on DVD and Blu-ray, our friends at Jedi News have scored themseleves an interview with the man himself, Dave Filoni. Head on over for the inside scoop.

 


 

Geonosis Arena Sets on Sale at Target
November 17, 2009 | 6:58 AM EST | Jayson

Our friends at JediDefender have received word that the Target exclusive Geonosis Arena 2-packs will be on promo this Sunday 11/22 for $9.99. So, if you were holding out for a sale or clearance, this weekend looks like the best bet.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 75th Edition
November 16, 2009 | 5:53 PM EST | Jayson

 


The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on October 23rd. Topics this round cover the status of the Galactic Heroes AT-AT and other GH style vehicles, the release schedule for the New Jabba and the Tauntaun, and suggestion for the release of the beardless Hoth Trooper. Head to our forum to find out what they had to say.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD31 Chewbacca (Millennium Falcon Co-Pilot)
November 15, 2009 | 11:22 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Chewbacca (Millennium Falcon Co-Pilot) – the next figure in the A New Hope themed wave (wave 10).

Head to the toyguide for the image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
November 13, 2009 | 9:31 PM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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BBTS 10TH ANNIVERSARY – 15% OFF SALE
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Time has sure flown by, and BBTS has just turned 10! We’ve come a long way in the last 10 years and we could not have done it without all of you – our awesome customers. We’d like to thank you for helping us to reach the 10 year mark, and we look forward to the next 10. As a thank-you for all the business over the years, we’ve just put up a 15% off sale. Everything except ‘new’ and ‘preorder / backorder’ items are on sale – and the pricing will be adjusted on our site. Just take a spin through your favorite menus and take advantage of the sale – it ends Monday.

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NEW ARRIVALS
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STAR WARS VEHICLE FIGURE PACKS WAVE 4 REVISION 1 SINGLES
We’ve stocked up our singles from the latest Vehicle Figure packs. We’ve got Count Dooku with Speeder Bike, Anakin with Can-Cell, Freeco Bike with Obi-Wan and BARC Speeder with Clone Trooper, each priced from $18.99 to $21.99.

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VINTAGE DEPARTMENT IS BUYING
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Our vintage department is currently looking to increase inventory levels and is looking for collections of sealed toys from the past 1 – 25 years, and also looking for high quality loose vintage Transformers, Star Wars, GI Joe, and He-Man. If you need to thin out the herd a bit, or need some extra cash, please email James in the vintage department at vintage@bigbadtoystore.com with information on what you’d like to sell and he’ll get back to you. check it all out here.

 


 

New Clone Wars Episode Tonight: Weapons Factory
November 13, 2009 | 4:44 PM EST | Jayson

 


The Clone Wars returns tonight with an all-new episode in the exciting second series with “Weapons Factory”. The battle on Geonosis continues! Luminara and Anakin act as decoys to divert new enemy super-tanks, while Padawans Barriss Offee and Ahsoka attempt to destroy a Separatist droid factory. Don’t forget, the series returns to its regular 9/8pm time slot so set those DVRs accordingly.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD30 Han Solo (Death Star Escape)
November 13, 2009 | 4:16 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Han Solo (Death Star Escape) – the next figure in the A New Hope themed wave (wave 10).

Head to the toyguide for the image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA #75 Delayed 
November 13, 2009 | 4:05 PM EST | Jayson

Readers anxious for the Hasbro’s response to the QnA this week will have to wait a few more days as the Veteran’s Day holiday this week threw them off schedule a bit. Look for answers to be posted here on Monday.

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: Premium Format Darth Talon
November 13, 2009 | 8:07 AM EST | Mark

Now up for pre-order is the premium format figure of Darth Talon…

 


 

UQS Emperor Palpatine Packaging Revealed
November 12, 2009 | 12:35 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

Diamond Select Toys’ Art Asylum Blog has updated today with final packaging shots of the Emperor Palpatine Ultimate Quarter Scale figure. Head over for a closer look.

 


 

Museum Replicas: Free Gift Cards
November 12, 2009 | 11:16 AM EST | Jayson

 


Museum Replicas is offering a FREE Museum Replicas Gift Card on all orders placed this month. Each card is worth at least $10 up to $100. The value of the card can be checked and redeemed on our website. One Gift Card per online order, but place as many orders as you like. This is our way of saying “Thank You” to our faithful customers.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD29 R2-D2 (Jawa Ambush)
November 12, 2009 | 9:34 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of R2-D2 (Jawa Ambush) – the first figure in the A New Hope themed wave (wave 10).

Head to the toyguide for the image gallery and “Yak Facts” to judge for yourself whether this figure is just different enough to warrant adding to your collection.

 


 

TFU Shaak Ti Hits eBay
November 11, 2009 | 11:53 PM EST | Justin2

 


The very cool looking upcoming Shaak Ti from The Force Unleashed has shown up online. Check out a great preview of this upcoming figure here.

For a bit of fun, you can also look back at some great customs inspired by this design of her that Yakface forum members created last winter.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD05 Darth Maul (Sith Apprentice)
November 11, 2009 | 2:13 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Darth Maul (Sith Apprentice).

Head to the toyguide for the image gallery and “Yak Facts” to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection (again).

 


 

K & C Collectibles: AT-ST Now in stock and New Pre-orders 
November 10, 2009 | 10:40 PM EST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has sent word that they have received their shipment of AT-STs and have posted a new set of pre-orders to their store.

New – Legacy Collection Vehicles:
AT-ST (All-Terrain Scout Transport) w/AT-ST Driver

Pre-Order – November 30th, 2009:
Galaxy Series 5 Trading Card Box
Gentle Giant Luke Skywalker Hoth Mini Bust
Kotobukiya Lightsaber Chopstick Set – Yoda and Vader
Kotobukiya Lightsaber Chopstick Set – Yoda and Luke
Clone Wars Lightsaber Flashlight
Darth Vader Helmet Clock Radio
Star Wars Workman Tin – Set of 3
Dark Times Booster Pack

 


 

UTINNI! StarWarsShop.com Exclusive Garden Jawa
November 10, 2009 | 11:46 AM EST | Jayson

 


StarWarsShop is proud to introduce you to the cultured, well-traveled (but perhaps not so well-behaved) Garden Jawa! Measuring close to a foot tall and crafted in durable all-weather resin, the Garden Jawa protects your tomatoes, zucchini, and daffodils from the dark side, armed with a garden tool bandolier, a garden hose, and a thumbs-up attitude. Reflective amber-colored eyes peek out from underneath his hood, challenging any unwelcome visitors looking to feast on his turf.

 


 

Customizer Spotlight – julienmaurice
November 10, 2009 | 11:01 AM EST | Justin2

 


If you’re active in the Yakface forums, you are most likely familiar with his amazing photonovel series. And now forumitejulienmaurice returns with an amazing Imperial diorama featuring several custom assault vehicles and a great surrounding scene to house these cool creations.

Be sure to check out all his detailed images and share your thoughts after the jump!

 


 

25% Savings on All In-Stock Merch at StarWarsShop!
November 10, 2009 | 6:48 AM EST | Jayson

 


Starting today, StarWarsShop is launching its Turbo Tuesday savings event that slashes 25% off ALL in-stock items, with no exclusions and no minimum purchase required!

For two days only you can pick up those in-stock items that you’ve been meaning to buy but have been putting off. Well, don’t put off those purchases any longer because you’ve got until Wednesday, November 11 at 11:59 PST to save BIG TIME at StarWarsShop!

 


 

Episode 220: When Stores Compete, You Win!
November 10, 2009 | 6:37 AM EST | Jayson

 


First books, then DVDs, and now toys…with the American economy in a slump, unemployment topping 10% for the first time in a quarter of a century, stores are fighting harder than ever for each person’s expendable income during this holiday shopping season. And these price wars are now impacting Star Wars collectors. Listen this week as we discuss where the savings can be had on Star Wars toys this holiday season!

Also on this week’s Star Wars Action News, we review the Season 1 DVD Box Set of the Clone Wars Cartoon Series, tell you how to save 20% off your Kotobukiya orders, and run down the latest in store and online finds, including information on how to find some Wal Mart exclusives that may not have yet made it to shelves in your area! And we look at the future of book collecting with the advent of the Amazon Kindle and other eBook readers.

With the beginning of the Star Wars Action News Sith-mas gift exchange, our continuing call for Christmas gift ideas, and more, it’s on this week’s podcast Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Sponsor Alert: Entertainment Earth Pre-Black Friday Sale
November 9, 2009 | 10:44 PM EST | Jayson

Heads up, Black Friday bargain shoppers! Entertainment Earth is ready to start giving you amazing deals today! Get the latest and greatest toys, action figures, bobble heads, and collectibles in time for the holidays, and get them at amazing Black Friday discounts from Entertainment Earth. Choose from thousands of terrific Black Friday deals that are sure to light up the eyes of everyone on your gift list!

And don’t forget, for the remainder of the month they’re offering FREE shipping on orders of in-stock merchandise totaling $59 or more.

 


 

Wattographs Autograph Signings: Jabba the Hutt CS & Wayne Pygram!
November 9, 2009 | 9:50 PM EST | Brandon

Wattographs is pleased to close 2009 with the debut of the next in our Connoisseur Series, Jabba the Hutt! This exciting piece features the creative team behind the vile gangster and will be signed by Mike Edmonds (Jabba’s tail), Dave Barclay (Chief Jabba puppeteer), Toby Philpott (Jabba’s Head & Arm), Howie Hammerman (Jabba’s burps!), as well as John Coppinger (Jabba sculptor) Mike Quinn, Bob Keen, Jez-Gibson Harris, and Richard Padbury. Sizes are available in 11×14 and 16×20. We are also taking fans’ personal items for individual autographs also.

Wayne Pygram portrayed the sinister Governor Tarkin in the closing scenes of “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” While his role was intended for dialogue, it was shortened to joining Vader & the Emperor to gaze at his destructive creation. Pygram is no stranger to movies or television having appeared in abc’s LOST & as Scorpious on ‘Farscape.’ Mr. Pygram will be signing official photographs and fans’ personal items!

Orders for the Jabba the Hutt CS will be taken through December 1st. Signing for Wayne Pygram ends on December 3th. Personal items need to be in Scott’s possession by those dates. Please see site for full details!

www.Wattographs.com

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD26 ARC Trooper
November 8, 2009 | 11:02 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the ARC Trooper – now shipping in revision cases of theLegacy Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure as well.

You can also follow us on Twitter to receive advanced previews of our Toyguide updates.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD13 Obi-Wan Kenobi
November 8, 2009 | 10:50 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of Obi-Wan Kenobi – shipping in revision cases of the Legacy Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection (again) and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure and why it’s different from the BD44 figure.

You can also follow us on Twitter to receive advanced previews of our Toyguide updates.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD12 Biker Scout
November 8, 2009 | 10:46 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Biker Scout – shipping in revision cases of the Legacy Collection’s The Phantom Menace and Return of the Jedi waves.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure as well.

You can also follow us on Twitter to receive advanced previews of our Toyguide updates.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Dewback, Legacy and Clone Wars Figures In Stock
November 7, 2009 | 12:12 PM EST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received new Titanium, Legacy action figures, Clone Wars action figures and the Dewback with Imperial Sandtrooper

New – Legacy Collection Vehicles:
AT-ST (All-Terrain Scout Transport)

New – Legacy Collection – Creature with Figure:
Dewback with Imperial Sandtrooper

New – Legacy Collection – Build-a-Droid Action Figures:
Ugnaught – BD28
Clone Scuba Trooper – BD27
ARC Trooper – BD26
Saleucami Trooper – BD25
Nikto Skiff Gunner – BD23
Malakili – Rancor Keeper – BD22
Giran – Klatooinian Rancor Keeper – BD21
Major Panno – Dressellian Commando – BD20
Nein Numb – B-Wing Pilot – BD19
Ewoks – Paploo and NohApakk – BD18
Princess Leia – Slave Outfit – BD17
Luke Skywalker – Death Star II – BD16
Jango Fett – BD15
Anakin Skywalker – Episode II – BD14
Obi-Wan Kenobi – Episode II – BD13

New – Clone Wars Action Figures: 
Count Dooku – #27
Ziros Assassin Droid #37
Clone Tank Gunner – #36
Padme Amidala #35
Matchstick – Y-wing Pilot #34

NEW – Titanium:
Magnaguard (P-38) Starfighter
TIE Defender
Malevolence
Punishing One – Dengars Ship
Republic Gunship – Closed Doors
Mace Windu’s Jedi Starfighter with hyperspace ring
Mist Hunter

NEW – Comic Packs:
Vuuzhan Vong and Kyle Katarn
Darth Krayt and Sigel Dare
Lumiya and Luke Skywalker

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Update
November 6, 2009 | 10:34 PM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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CLEARANCE SALE CONTINUES
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If you’ve not yet had a chance to take a look at some of the 1800 items we currently have on sale from 20% to 90% off, be sure to sit back, relax, take a minute and see if we have any overstocked toys that would enjoy a new home.

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NEW ARRIVALS:
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STAR WARS RAPLH MCQUARRIE CONCEPT ACTION FIGURE SET
This special set collects thirteen of the McQuarrie concept figures in two handy box sets for fans who may have missed the original releases. Figures in the sets include Concept Chewbacca, Concept Han Solo, Concept Obi-Wan, Concept Yoda, Concept Boba Fett, Concept R2-D2, Concept C-3PO, Concept Vader, Concept Storm Trooper, Concept Snow Trooper, Concept Rebel Trooper, Concept Star Killer, and Concept Luke, and you can pick up the set for 84.99 and save yourself $20 off the MSRP.

STAR WARS BATTLE PACKS 2009 WAVE 3 REVISION 1 – CASE, SINGLES
The newest assortment of Star Wars Battle Packs includes a little something for everyone. This assortment includes the Battle for Endor, Gelagrub Patrol, Rishi Moon Outpost Attack and Geonosis Assault Battle Packs. We’ve got the sets available individually at $25.99, or you can save yourself almost $9 and pick them up as a case, priced at $94.99.

STAR WARS LEGACY COLLECTION BUILD-A-DROID WAVE 11 – CASE, SET, SINGLES
We have this new wave listed in a variety of ways, so everyone can get what they want. We’ve got the set of 8 figures which includes a Stormtrooper, Commander Bacara, Plo Koon with removable mask, Agen Kolar, Commander Cody, Captain Colton, Utai Alien and Concept IG-88 (along with their build-a-droid pieces), and it is priced at $79.99. Yuo can also choose the case assortment, which includes all of the above and adds R2-D2, an Ewok two-pack, Han Solo with Stormtrooper Armor parts and Boba Fett, for $99.99. Finally, we’ve got singles listed for all of the figures in this wave, priced from $11.99 to $14.99 each.

STAR WARS GALACTIC CINEMA SCENES WAVE 4 REVISION 1 CASE
This new assortment includes Boba Fett with the captured Han Solo in Carbonite and his Slave I ship, as will as the Endor Attack with Han & Leia, a Scout Trooper, two Stormtroopers and two Ewoks. We’ve got the case of two listed at $49.99 – don’t miss out on this new wave of Galactic Heroes sets.

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NEW PREORDERS
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STAR WARS CLONE COMMANDER CODY ARTFX
From the popular Star Wars The Clone Wars film and television series comes this exclusive Commander Fox ArtFX+ (plus) Statue from Kotobukiya! This Commander Fox statue stands approximately 6.5 inches tall. Commander Fox CC-1010 is well known to carry two blaster pistols in holsters on the sides of his kama. He wore the distinctive crimson color of the Coruscant Guard on his armor. Fox led a squad of his Coruscant Guard clone troopers on a mission to rescue Senator Amidala from Ziro the Hutt’s palace on Coruscant when her negotiations with the crimelord went awry.

STAR WARS SOUND EGG KEYCHAINS
Nifty Japanese keychains play a variety of awesome Star Wars sounds – grab a few of these neat imports from Takara-Tomy for just $2.99 each.

STAR WARS TRANSFORMERS 2009 WAVE 8 – CASE, SINGLES
A new assortment of Red Box Star Wars Transformers has been listed. This new assortment includes new figures of Anakin transforming into his Twilight ship and a Y-Wing Clone Pilot that changes into a Clone Wars Y-Wing. We’ve got the case of 6 (including those two plus Obi-Wan/Red Jedi SF, Battle Droid Commander/AAT, Luke Skywalker/X-Wing and Clone Trooper/V-Wing) listed at $109.99, or you can opt for singles of the various figures, listed at $19.99 to $29.99 each.
check it all out here.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC B.A.D. R3-M3 (Imperial Astromech)
November 6, 2009 | 9:57 AM EST | Jayson

 

 

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Imperial Astromech R3-M3 – one of the Build-A-Droids from the Legacy Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure and how you can build him.

You can also follow us on Twitter to receive advanced previews of our Toyguide updates.

 


 

Hasbro: The Clone Wars Diorama Contest FINALISTS!
November 5, 2009 | 3:46 PM EST | Jayson

 


Hasbro’s excited to announce that the finalists for its STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS DIORAMA CONTEST have been selected. You can vote now at Hasbro.com/StarWars and help us crown the 2009 Fan Favorite winner!

Congratulations to the top five finalists (in no particular order):
– Felucia Order 66 – Tusken Camp Ambush – Sith Reunion – Hoth Hanger – Captain Solo Awaits His Fate in the Carbon Freezing Chamber

Voting will conclude November 16, 2009.

 


 

Toyguide Update: Sideshow/Medicom Yoda VCD
November 5, 2009 | 7:25 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Yoda VCD (Vinyl Collectible Dolls) – the newest release from Sideshow Collectibles.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.

You can also follow us on Twitter to receive advanced previews of our Toyguide updates.

 


 

Five… Five Dollar…. Five Dollar Coupon
November 4, 2009 | 5:38 PM EST | Jayson

 


Before you leave the checkout lanes at your local Target, be sure to stick around and wait for the coupons that often accompany your receipt as Target has started handing out special offers good for $5.00 off Star Wars toy purchases of $25.00 or more. The coupon is also valid on Transformers and G.I.Joe purchases as well so if you shop for your toys there as much as I do, these can really come in handy! Coupons expire 12/24/2009.

 


 

Coming 2010: Star Wars Year by Year
November 4, 2009 | 4:51 PM EST | Jayson

 


Explore over three decades of Star Wars history with an indispensable hardcover title from DK Books coming next summer.Star Wars: Year by Year — A Visual Chronicle.

Head to the Official Site for more details.

 


 

Yakfinities #32 Has Begun
November 4, 2009 | 12:50 PM EST | Justin2

 


Hot off the heals of some smokin’ ladies customs, the next Customizing Challenge has just launched.

This time around we’re looking at a completely new theme never before explored in a Yakfinities Customizing Challenge. Head on over to the forums for a breakdown of the rules and how you can join in the fun after the jump!

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD28 Ugnaught
November 4, 2009 | 7:00 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with the addition of the variant Ugnaught – shipping in revision cases of theLegacy Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure as well.

You can also follow us on Twitter to receive advanced previews of our Toyguide updates.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD23 Nikto Gunner “Nysad”
November 4, 2009 | 12:58 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Nikto Gunner – the next figure from the Legacy Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure as well.

You can also follow us on Twitter to receive advanced previews of our Toyguide updates.

 


 

Legacy Drought Ending?
November 3, 2009 | 2:07 PM EST | Justin2

After a rough stretch where most collectors are finding mostly shipments of Legends figures or Clone Wars, many are wondering if the final Legacy waves of 2009 are going to be hard to find at retail.

Over the past couple of weeks however the ROTJ wave has been hitting many Target stores in healthy numbers. And just today I found the ANH wave at a Wal-Mart and the ROTS wave at a TRU (both in the St. Louis area).

So keep your eyes open and your wallets ready Yakkers; there’s a lot that could be hitting your stores over the next few weeks.

 


 

The Ladies Strike Back
November 3, 2009 | 10:39 AM EST | Justin2

 


The latest Yakfinities has just wrapped up, with an amazing 40 LADIES created for this recent Customizing Challenge.

For a review of all the customs submitted and the prize winners, check out the new ROUNDUP REPORT.

 


 

Episode 219: What the Hoda?
November 3, 2009 | 6:54 AM EST | Jayson

 


A mint on card Vlix. A life sized bronze Yoda statue. A custom action figure of Steve Sansweet in an Ewok outfit. There are some collectibles that we collectors will never get, either due to cost, availability, the fact that they are one of a kind, or perhaps simply because we don’t know about them. But with Steve Sansweet’s new book 1,000 Collectibles — Memorabilia and Stories From A Galaxy Far, Far Away we can find out abot some of these items, as well as some more common ones such as Monkey-Face Leia from 1995’s Power of the Force 2 line. Arnie and Marjorie review that book, as well as the Lego Star Wars Visual Dictionary, on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

Also this week, rundowns on he latest toy bargains from Toys”R”Us and Wal Mart, your voice mails and a recounting of the horror that was Matt Lauer in a blonde wig. All this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

ROTS Wave Found at Toys”R”Us
November 2, 2009 | 11:45 PM EST | Justin2

 


According to forumite DjReich, the ROTS wave has shown up at TRU! Check out his figures showing themselves off in all their glory on a restaurant table after the jump!

 


 

IG-97 Hits Ebay
November 2, 2009 | 4:02 PM EST | Justin2

 


The very cool looking upcoming Wal-Mart Exclusive Comic Pack droid, IG-97 has shown up online. Check out some great images of this upcoming figure here.

 


 

New Clone Wars Episode This Wednesday
November 2, 2009 | 3:15 PM EST | Jayson

 


This week is going to be a busy one for Clone Wars fans, not only does the season one DVD/Blu-Ray Set comes out tomorrow, we’ll also get an all new episode titled “Landing at Point Rain” this Wednesday at 8pm (7pm CST) and it will air again at it’s normal time slot this Friday as well.

Thanks to Jango’s Dad for the heads up.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Update
November 1, 2009 | 9:24 PM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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OVERSTOCK CLEARANCE SALE
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We’ve analyzed our inventory and come up with a ton of new price cuts on older, overstock, and slow moving items. There are 1800+ total items currently discount between 20% and 95% off our list price, with over 450 of those being between 50% and 95% off! Take a look at the main menu page here, there are links for the large sale pages as well as 10 featured sale items. Thanks for your business and enjoy the savings

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NEW PREORDERS
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DARTH TALON PREMIUM FORMAT FIGURE
Darth Krayt’s lovely Hand from the Star Wars Legacy comics is receiving her own Premium Format figure. This loyal henchwoman is clad in her leather boots and …armor, and wields a traditional red Sith lightsaber. You can get your pre-order in now for this great new piece, priced at $259.99 ($20 off the MSRP).

STAR WARS GAMORREAN GUARD 1:1 SCALE BUST
Jabba’s ugly, pig-headed guards are finally getting a little respect. This Gamorrean Guard Life Size bust measures 17″ tall and is literally dripping with detail. We’ve got him priced at $469.99, a savings of $30 off the MSRP. check it all out here.

October 2009 Archive

Sideshow Collectibles: Surprise! Darth Talon Premium Format Pre-Order
October 30, 2009 | 1:02 PM EST | Jayson

 


Coming completely out of left field, Sideshow has updated today and is now taking pre-orders for the Darth Talon Premium Format figure. Hurry as a this item is limited to 400 pieces.

 


 

Rykrof Enloe Chapter 30 – ELIMINATION
October 30, 2009 | 11:30 AM EST | Justin2

 


The long awaited 30th installment in The Enloe Chronicles is finally here.

In this chapter, Rykrof Enloe has landed on Dantooine in an effort to save a dear friend from certain death while at the same time attacking the Badoo Corba; a terrorist organization that has set out to destroy the Republic.

Meanwhile, two Jedi Knights have tracked down Kala Mly Shundi, a rogue Jedi who believes the Jedi Order has been corrupted by the Dark Side of the Force. All the while, the master plan of the Sith has begun to unfold, and the galaxy will never again be the same.

Be sure to check out Chapter 30 – ELIMINATION after the jump!

 


 

Target Exclusive Imperial TIE Fighter In Stock
October 30, 2009 | 9:48 AM EST | Mark

 


Over at Target.com they have the new exclusive Imperial TIE Fighter in stock to order.

 


 

TRU In Stock
October 30, 2009 | 9:45 AM EST | Mark

Over at TRU.com they have the following items now in stock…

The Clone Wars Deluxe Figure & Vehicle – Obi-Wan and Freeco Bike
The Clone Wars Deluxe Figure & Vehicle – Count Dooku with Speeder Bike
Star Wars McQuarre Figures – Pack 1
Star Wars McQuarre Figures – Pack 2
Star Wars TIE Interceptor with figure
Star Wars The Legacy Collection Battle Packs – Geonosis Assault
The Clone Wars Clone Trooper Armada Bust-Ups 3-Pack both packs… on sale for $4.98
The Clone Wars AT-TE (All Terrain Tactical Enforcer) Vehicle on sale for $49.99
Star Wars The Legacy Collection – Millennium Falcon on sale for $111.98

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: Gammorean Guard 1:1 Scale Bust Is Up for Preorder
October 30, 2009 | 9:31 AM EST | Mark

Sideshow is proud to announce the latest addition to the STAR WARS Life-Size Bust series.

 


 

New Battle Packs at Toys”R”Us
October 30, 2009 | 7:13 AM EST | Jayson

 


While you are taking advantages of the sales at Toys”R”Us this weekend, be on the look out for the new battle packs as Yakreader Chad R. passed along info of his recent findings.

    “Yesterday I went to TRU to see what they had and low and behold I spotted the Rishi Outpost, Battle or Endor, the Gelagrub Patrol as well as the Geonosis Assault Battle Packs. All are in the red and white packaging.”


Thanks for the report Chad!

 


 

PRICE DROP on The Force Among Us!
October 30, 2009 | 7:06 AM EST | Jayson

The Force Among Us has just returned from Star Wars Fan Days 3 were they officially wrapped up their 3 year long promotional tour – Very Limited Copies of the dvd are still available only at the film’s web site (www.theforceamongus.com). The Original Price was $19.77 – get it now for just $12.77.

 


 

This Will Be A Day Long Remembered….
October 29, 2009 | 11:41 PM EST | Jayson

 


After seven years of petitioning and persistent inquiries, Willrow Hood (aka ICMG or the “Ice Cream Maker Guy”) has finally come home to his rightful owner, the man who started it all, Scott Pearson. Sufficed to say that if there was any one figure deserving of the “Fan’s Choice” moniker it would be Mr. Hood. Congratulations Scott on the realization of your dream and for more background on what lead to this figure’s creation head on over to JediDefender.com for Scott’s special feature.

 


 

Wal-Mart Exclusive Dewback Found
October 29, 2009 | 11:09 PM EST | Justin2

 


Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have just reported the first known retail sighting of the new Dewback. Head on over and get the full scoop here.

 


 

Toys”R”Us Two-Day Monster Sale
October 29, 2009 | 8:33 PM EST | Jayson

 


Tomorrow and Saturday Toys”R”Us is having their Two-Day Monster Sale and they are offering the AT-TE for 50% off bringing it down to a desirable $49.99! Sale runs from 3pm-11pm Fri and 8am-1pm Sat). Hurry, quantities are limited and don’t forget that starting on Nov. 1st, you’ll also be able to score the Exclusive Republic Gunship or the Turbo Tank for $20.00 off.

 


 

New Figures In Stock at HasbroToyShop
October 29, 2009 | 4:49 PM EST | Justin2

 


Lately Hasbrotoyshop.com has been coming through by making many of the latest B.A.D. figures available. If you’re experiencing frustration with the retail situation these days, you might find some of those elusive figures online… not to mention some that you might not even seen being shipped in your area for a while, like the Imperial Scanning Crew or the Cantina Saurin.

If you spend $75.00 or more, you’ll receive a $10.00 Coupon that you can use toward your next purchase. Be sure to try and use a promo code as well for a discount too – SW2009 or SW2010.

UPDATE – Better act quick, the Scanning Crew is already sold out!

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
October 27, 2009 | 11:15 PM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com—–

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NEW PREORDERS
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HASBRO REVEALS NEW MARVEL, TRANSFORMERS & STAR WARS We’ve just received images of all the initial 2010 waves of the lines mentioned above. Marvel Secret Wars, Transformers Movie Deluxe, Special NEST 2-pack, Voyager, Star Wars Cinema Scenes and more have all been revealed.

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NEW ARRIVALS
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SIDESHOW SANDTROOPER 1/6
Falling in line to join Sideshows Imperial Ranks is the Sandtrooper 12-inch Figure! This highly detailed figure is completely equipped with modified armor and gear specialized to withstand harsh desert climates and extreme temperatures.

SW CW TITANIUM 2009 WAVE 9 – CASE, SINGLES
We’ve just received a shipment of Star Wars Titanium vehicles, including the new 2009 Wave 9 case. This case includes ships like the Malevolence, the new Clone Wars Y-Wing, the Outrider and more, and is priced at $84.99 for the case of 12. We’ve also stocked a good number of Titanium singles, and they are priced from $5.59 to $10.99 each – mix and match your favorites. check it all out here.

 


 

Kubrick Star Wars Deluxe Series 1
October 27, 2009 | 5:19 PM EST | Jayson

 


Our friends at Han’s Hideout have posted details regarding Medicom’s recently announced Kubrick Star Wars Deluxe Series 1. The new deluxe series borrows the “build-a-figure” concept from the Hasbro’s Legacy Collection but here you get to build an ultra cool Jabba the Hutt with Dais! Head over to Han’s Hideout for the complete details and some great images of the ‘bricks in this series.

 


 

A New Hope Legacy Wave Now Hitting Retail
October 27, 2009 | 4:11 PM EST | Jayson

When it rains, it pours. Reports are coming in from around the web that the A New Hope wave (wave 10) has started showing up in stores on the west coast (California). So, if you thought you were all caught up from the recent barrage of Clone Wars and Legacy merchandise, prepare to open and empty thy wallets. Yay! Just in time for Christmas.

 


 

TRU Ralph McQuarrie Signature Set Details
October 27, 2009 | 2:55 PM EST | Jayson

For collectors anticipating the arrival of this set, Adam Pawlus (of Entertainment Earth / GalacticHunter) revealed on his Twitter page that these do not include all of the accessories that the carded releases had. Namely lightsaber hilts, blasters, the alternate heads for Vader and Fett and Fett’s flamethrower effect. Buyer beware.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD22 Malakili (Rancor Keeper)
October 27, 2009 | 9:49 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Malakili (Rancor Keeper) – the newest figure from the Legacy Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection and be sure to read the“Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure as well.

 


 

Mailaway Nahdar Vebb Image Surfaces
October 27, 2009 | 8:33 AM EST | Jayson

 


Our friends at Jedi Defender have acquired a new image of the upcoming Clone Wars Nahdar Vebb Mailaway figure. The head-strong Mon Calamari Jedi looks to be well articulated with shoulder, elbow and knee ball-joints, swivel waist, hips and wrists and a ball-socket neck. Look for “The Mark of Nahdar Vebb” bubble stickers and redemption certificates to start showing up on Clone Wars figures in December.

 


 

Episode 218: Death Troopers, Smell Like Death, Talk Like Troopers
October 27, 2009 | 2:47 AM EST | Jayson

 


It’s the biggest Star Wars novel to be released this year, with the biggest promotional push behind it–Star Wars: Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber featuring the first hard core horror Star Wars novel ever, with violence and gore that would earn any film an R rating. This week on Star Wars Action News, Arnie sits down with Joe to discuss the creation of this book, talk about the challenge that is doing Star Wars horror the right way, and finds out the troopth about the Deathtroopers promotional CD that was rumored to have been handed out at New York ComicCon last February.

Also this week, Star Wars Action News correspondent Scott from Tulsa has attended the Star Wars in Concert, and he gives us his review of that show as well as some of the latest comic packs hitting stores. And speaking of comic packs, Star Wars Tales author Nathan P. Butler let’s listeners know his behind the scenes take of the release of the Hasbro comic figure 2-pack based on his comic book Equals and Opposites.

With a UK report, a Hasbro Q&A, and a contest where you can win a copy of Chronicle’s The Art of Clone Wars book, it’s all this week on the Star Wars Action News podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

New Clone Wars Figure Images Courtesy of Hasbro
October 26, 2009 | 9:47 PM EST | Jayson

 

   

Although we’ve seen the leaked images two weeks ago, Hasbro was kind enough to “officially” release a few of them to fan sites today. Click the images above for a closer look and the Clone Wars versions of Darth Sidious, Commander Stone, Droid Commander TX-20 and the Talz Chieftain, Thi-Sen.

 


 

ROTJ Wave Hitting Target
October 26, 2009 | 2:39 PM EST | Justin2

For all you OT fans, it might be worth your while to check out your local Target stores this week as this wave has been hitting in decent numbers in the Midwest over the past few days. You might also score the variant Ugnaught as well, which is currently shipping in the assortment Target has received.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD21 Giran (Nikto Guard)
October 25, 2009 | 9:51 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Giran (Nikto Guard) – the newest figure from the Legacy Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection and be sure to read the“Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure as well.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: 20% Off SALE!
October 25, 2009 | 5:05 PM EST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles is having a SALE starting today Sunday October 25th, 2009 through Thursday October 29th, 2009. Order $35.00 or more and receive 20% off your entire order. Use discount codeOCT2009 during the check out process. This offer is only good on in-stock items and is not valid on pre-order.

In-Stock – Legacy Collection – Build-a-Droid Action Figures:
Biker Scout – BD12
Clegg Holdfast – BD11
Darth Sidious Hologram – BD10
Rum Sleg – BD09
Queen Amidala – BD08
Gungan Warrior – BD07
Obi-Wan Kenobi – Episode I – BD06
Darth Maul – BD05
Jawa & WED Treadwell Droid – BD04
Spacetrooper – BD03
Han Solo (Stormtrooper) – BD02
Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper)- BD01

NEW – Titanium:
Mace Windu’s Jedi Starfighter with Hyperspace Ring
Anakin’s Y-Wing
Mist Hunter

NEW – Clone Wars Action Figures: 
Luminara Unduli #30
Captain Argyus #31
Clone Trooper Thire #32
AAT Driver Battle Droid #33

In-Stock – Clone Wars (2-Pack) Action Figures:
Lieutenant Thire and Clone Trooper Rys #1 of 2
Yoda and Clone Trooper Jek #2 of 2

 


 

ToyMan Collectible Toy Show – November 1
October 25, 2009 | 1:39 AM EST | Justin2

 


Members of the 501st Legion will be on patrol for the next ToyMan Collectible Toy Show in St. Louis on Sunday, November 1.

These shows have a great variety of dealers and there’s always tons of Star Wars items ranging from vintage to the latest Legacy figures for sale at these.

For more information head on over to Toymanshow.com

 


 

Wooof Pre-production Preview at Galactic Hunter
October 24, 2009 | 8:26 AM EST | Jayson

Hasbro dished out a lot of valuable intel on the various sites participating in the tri-weekly QnA session yesterday but one of the “bounties” came from the team at GalacticHunter. They managed to acquire an awesome pre-production draft of the Wooof figure that includes a full artist rendering, complete with descriptors, and reference material. Head on over for a glimpse of what to expect for 2010.

 


 

Grievous (BD24) Dropped from Legacy Collection
October 23, 2009 | 7:55 PM EST | Jayson

Our pals at Han’s Hideout have received confirmation that the General Grievous (BD24) been dropped from the new 2009 Legacy Collection leaving a hole in the numbering system. He was originally thought to ship as a repack in the Return of the Jedi wave case revision alongside the Saleucami Trooper (BD25), ARC Trooper (BD26), Clone SCUBA Trooper (BD27) and the Ugnaught variant (BD28). For those of you with OCD, I feel your pain.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 74th Edition
October 23, 2009 | 3:26 PM EST | Jayson

 


The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on October 2nd. Topics this round cover pegwarming Comic Packs, Clone Wars bounty hunters and a eta on Cad Bane’s Xanadu’s Blood fighter and finally a Death Star II Luke accessory oversight and a “shocking” suggestion. Head to our forum to find out what they had to say.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Update
October 23, 2009 | 7:48 AM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS
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STAR WARS 12″ SANDTROOPER SQUAD LEADER
Sideshow’s next 12″ Star Wars figure is the Sandtrooper Squad Leader. Ready to command his troops, this figure comes dressed in full armor with pouches, weaponry and more, and is listed at $102.99, $7 below MSRP.

STAR WARS CLONE WARS ANIMATED 2010 WAVE 2 REVISION 1 – CASE, SET
This wave includes new figures Anakin in Cold Weather Gear, Commander Stone, Thi-Sen, a X-20 Tactical Droid and Darth Sidious, and you can pre-order the set of five new figures for $69.99. If you’d prefer, you can opt for the case assortment – for $99.99, you can pick up all five new figures plus Anakin, Obi-Wan, Commander Cody, Kit Fisto, Cad Bane, Count Dooku, and Commander Thire’s Trooper.

DARTH VADER HELMET CLOCK RADIO
The Dark Lord of the Sith’s head is now available to tell you the time. Featuring LEDs in the eyes, this clock includes an AM/FM radio, sound clips from the movies and even a jack for your MP3 player. This new piece is listed at $46.99, a $ 3 savings off the MSRP.

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NEW ARRIVALS
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STAR WARS 1/72 SCALE COMPLETED MILLENNIUM FALCON MODEL
This limited edition has been released for the 30th anniversary of Star Wars in Japan. Fully completed, this model has been carefully painted and weathered for a battle-damaged look, and is limited to 500 units. Priced at $799.99, this piece comes with its own wooden base with numbered nameplate and removable acrylic case. check it all out here.

 


 

Rykrof Enloe Chapter 30 – Almost Here
October 23, 2009 | 12:23 AM EST | Justin2

 


After working on this series for years, the biggest chapter in the The Enloe Chronicles is about to unfold.

For those that have been following it all this time and supporting my efforts along with my customs, thank you – Chapter 30 is one of the stories I’ve been wanting to tell for a long time and am finally almost there.

This chapter will be posted within days, and some final sneak previews are just a click away.

 


 

Toyguide Update: LC BD20 Major Panno (Dressellian Tactician)
October 22, 2009 | 11:53 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Major Panno (Dressellian Tactician) – the newest figure from the Legacy Collection’s Return of the Jedi wave.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection and be sure to read the“Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this figure as well.

 


 

Toyguide Update: Dewback with Imperial Sandtrooper
October 21, 2009 | 4:36 PM EST | Jayson

 


The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Walmart Exclusive Dewback with Imperial Sandtrooper from the Legacy Collection.

Head to the toyguide to see if this set will be worth adding to your collection when it’s released next month and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” to get the full skinny on this set as well.

 


 

R2-D2 Cameo In Transformers 2
October 21, 2009 | 2:14 PM EST | Jayson

Gizmodo posts today that our favorite little R2 unit has another summer blockbuster cameo as he has now turned up in Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Wow, that Artoo sure does get around!

 


 

$20 Off Turbo Tank and Crumb Bomber at TRU on Nov. 1
October 21, 2009 | 12:09 AM EST | Jayson

 


Tonight we’ve received word that on November 1 through November 26, Toys”R”Us will be offering $20 off the Clone Wars Turbo Tank and new Republic “Crumb Bomber” Gunship putting the price for these vehicles at $79.99 and $49.00 respectively. Our covert reporter also managed to send along an image of the promo from Toys”R”Us “Big Book” that will also be out Nov. 1. Click the image above for a closer look.

 


 

Episode 217: Hasbro Fan’s Choice Figure Finalists
October 20, 2009 | 7:20 PM EST | Jayson

 


Since San Diego Comic Con, Star Wars Action News and other Star Wars collecting sites polled you Star Wars fans to determine which Star Wars figures you want made most. Hasbro has compiled all the results into a final list, and voting is open now. Who are these 30 characters fans cannot live without? Find out on this week’s Star Wars Action News.

Also on this week’s show, Owen Cheddar gives us a kid’s viewpoint of Clone Wars: Republic Heroes for Wii, Brock updates you on what’s hot and new at Brian’s Toys, and Reverend Strone joins us with a review of the new Art of the Clone Wars book. And after his review listen to find out how YOU can win a copy of this new book.

With your voice mails, a store report, and more, it’s all this week on Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Review: Death Troopers
October 20, 2009 | 5:07 PM EST | Freebird

 


My latest review. Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber Click here to read it.

 


 

New Star Wars Watches from Ecko
October 20, 2009 | 10:39 AM EST | Jayson

 


Gadget site Gizmodo has updated today with news of a new series of Star Wars themed watches from fashion designer Marc Ecko. No word yet on pricing but look for watches with styling cues from Boba Fett, R2-D2, Darth Vader and Stormtroopers.

 


 

StarWarsShop.com: Buy 3, get the 4th FREE
October 19, 2009 | 4:42 PM EST | Jayson

 


StarWarsShop.com has over 100 different basic figures available for purchase! And, for one week only, when you buy 3 individual basic figures, you receive the 4th for FREE!

1. Find 4 action figures you love and add them to your cart.
2. Complete your order in checkout (in the final step (step 4) of the checkout process, you will see a credit for one figure in the order overview). That’s a $14.00 value!
3. Await the arrival of your new action figures in the mail.

It’s as simple as that! And, every individual basic figure comes in a protective plastic case to help ensure your figures arrive and stay in pristine condition. Act fast – this special promotion lasts only one week, ending at 11:59pm PST on Friday, October 23, 2009.

 


 

Yakfinities Update
October 18, 2009 | 11:23 AM EST | Justin2

 


The current Customizing Challenge has less than two weeks left – so if you’re wanting to get your own entry in, roll up your sleeves and get to work on a Star Wars lady and enter it in the current Yakfinities here.

We’ve also started voting for the next theme, which will take place in November and December. If you’d like to have a say in the vote, all you have to do is be registered in the forums and you canmake your selection.

 


 

The Clone Wars: Senate Spy
October 16, 2009 | 10:16 AM EST | Jayson

 


The Clone Wars returns tonight with the fourth episode in the exciting second series with “Senate Spy”. Tasked by the Jedi Council to rekindle an old flame in order to solicit crucial — and dangerous — information from a suspected traitor, Senator Padmé Amidala finds herself torn between love and duty.

 


 

Photonovel Spotlight – Darkchild Series
October 15, 2009 | 10:26 PM EST | Justin2

 


Few photonovels have captured the attention of so many collectors like the Darkchild series by forumite julienmaurice, also known as Hangarbay94. This series begins at a turning point in the Star Wars saga and is worth checking out even if you’ve never read a photonovel before. If you like this hobby, chances are you’re going to find this enjoyable.

Kick back and check out each of the following chapters in the Yakface forums:

Act I: The Darkest Hour

Act II: Bessie

Act III: Underworld

Act IV: Escape From Coruscant

 


 

Pre-Order Sideshow Sandtrooper later today
October 15, 2009 | 8:02 AM EST | Mark

When the newsletter comes out today from Sideshow, the Sandtrooper 12″ figure will be available to pre-order…

In the mean time.. The 12″ stormtrooper is available as a second chance opportunity right now. In stock..

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
October 14, 2009 | 8:32 PM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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15% OFF SALE
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Its time for one last fling before holiday shopping kicks into high gear, from now until Friday, October 16 at 12:00 Central time – you can save 15% on all instock items. ‘New’ and ‘Preorder’ items are excluded, but there are still thousands of items to choose from including vintage department items. Browse through any of your favorite menus and take advantage of the savings. check it all out here.

 


 

Toyfare/Hasbro STAR WARS Top 30 Fans Choice Poll Returns!
October 14, 2009 | 4:44 PM EST | Jayson

ToyFare and Hasbro team up to give you your choice of 30 Star Wars figures to get made!

Ready to once again affect the future of history¹s arguably greatest toyline? Following a successful 2006 ToyFare Fan Choice poll which has seen 20 out of 25 nominated characters made into figures to date, Hasbro once again asked its fans to nominate any character from any movie or Expanded Universe book, comic or video game. Now, armed with the top 30 vote-getters, ToyFare is asking you to do your democratic duty! Just Click on this link and cast your vote or visitwizarduniverse.com! Who knows how many of the 30 we’ll eventually see, but only one winner will be declared the Fans’ Choice!

 


 

First Look: Fate of the Jedi Allies
October 13, 2009 | 8:38 PM EST | Jayson

 


The Official Site has updated tonight with a first look at the fifth book in the Fate of the Jedi series. Allies authored by Christie Golden.

 


 

In Stores Today: Star Wars Deathtroopers
October 13, 2009 | 5:06 PM EST | Jayson

 


Just in time for Halloween, Star Wars’ first horror novel Deathtroopers, by Joe Schreiber, hit store shelves today. Once you read it, feel free to weigh in with your impressions of this new genre of Star Wars novel in our forums. You can also catch detailed review of Deathtroopers during Star Wars Action News latest podcast.

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles: VCD Yoda Orders Processing
October 13, 2009 | 4:42 PM EST | Jayson

 


Sideshow Collectibles has begun processing order for the VCD (Vinyl Collectible Dolls) Yoda from Medicom Toy. Expect your checking/credit card accounts to be charged within the next 15 days.

 


 

Episode 216: A Lego A Day For Those In UK
October 13, 2009 | 3:52 PM EST | Jayson

 


It seems like it’s been years while we awaited the new Star Wars novel coming out this week–Deathtroopers, and while the book jacket certainly looked grusome enough, evoking images of Hellraiser’s Pinhead going to town on the Emperor’s troops, and the thought was so exciting to some costumers that zombie stormtroopers could be seen walking the floor at San Diego Comic Con. But for all the hype, including exclusive “letters from the Imperial Prison Barge Purge” published on our own site, there has been some nervousness in the fan community about this title. A Sci-Fi horror mashup? Those sometimes work (Pitch Black) but often don’t (Leprechan in Space), and for Star Wars fans the question has been–is this book the dawning of a new type of Star Wars fiction, or doomed to be a failed experiment? With the book in stores this week, Star Wars Action News brings you their in depth spoiler free review of this novel, so you can listen and find out if this is the perfect way to Star Wars up your Halloween horror reading.

Also in new releases, there is a new Star Wars video game out, Clone Wars: Republic Heroes. While there seems to be a lot of hype coming from official sources surrounding this game, many people felt the downloadable demo was less than spectacular. With the final game released, Star Wars Action News gives the PS3 version of the game a full review.

With talk of the latest, best, and most exclusive Star WArs Halloween costumes, a day by day run down of the free UK Lego sets, and a look at the vintage remote control R2-D2, it’s all this week on Star Wars Action News!

And if you enjoy Star Wars Action News, please support the show by nominating them for a Podcast Award! You can go to podcastawards.com and nominate the Star Wars Action News family of podcasts, which includes the Star Wars Action News Book Club and Republic Forces Radio Network, for Listener’s Choice and Movies / Films. The URL to enter is www.swactionnews.com so hurry over and vote today!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Sponsor News: Clear Action Figure Stands Coming to Entertainment Earth
October 13, 2009 | 3:45 PM EST | Jayson

 


Entertainment Earth updates today with word that they are going to produce clear action figures stands that are compatible with today’s modern Star Wars, Indiana Jones, G.I. Joe, Marvel, and Star Trek figure lines. Look packs of 25 to be made available in February 2010!

 


 

Sponsor News: 15% Off Sale at BigBadToyStore
October 13, 2009 | 2:12 PM EST | Jayson

 


Our friends at BigBadToyStore.com have updated today announcing a 15% off sale on all older* in-stock items. This promtion lasts until October 15th at Noon so hurry!

*New and pre-order items excluded.

 


 

Clone Wars Wave 8 Revealed!
October 13, 2009 | 11:48 AM EST | Justin2

Rebelscum.com has posted first images of Wave 8 for next year in the Clone Wars line – there’s some pleasant surprises included. Head on over and check out what looks to be some of the most impressive offerings out of the animated line here.

 


 

Now Price Cuts for Clone Wars Exclusive Two-Packs at Wal-Mart?
October 13, 2009 | 9:49 AM EST | Jayson

Last week we reported that Wal-Mart has raised the prices of the Clone Wars “Under the Helmet” 2 packs featuring Clone Commander Cody with Clone Trooper Echo and Captain Rex with Clone Trooper Fives from $12.97 to $16.97. Now, after that brief sock to the wallet, the prices in stores and online have lowered back down to the origianl $12.97 pricepoint. Weird.

 


 

Topps Announces The Clone Wars Widevision Series
October 12, 2009 | 10:53 PM EST | Jayson

 


Experience The Clone Wars as you’ve never seen it before! Topps announces The Clone Wars Series of Widevision Collectible Cards. 80 Cards show you every incredible episode of Season 1 in its full, original Widescreen aspect ratio. Each cards back contains trivia, quotes, episode guides and info to give you a closer look at the top-rated Cartoon Network series.

Also look for Sequentially Numbered Silver foil Stamped Parallels and Gold Foil Stamped Parallels.

Hobby Exclusive Inserts include:
– Sketch Cards (1/1 Original hand drawing by today’s top sketch cards)
– Widevision Sketches (for the first time ever in the larger, widescreen format)
– Animator Sketch Cards (from the actual animator of the series)
– Autographs (Signaturessfrom the show’s voice actors)

Additional Inserts include:
– Foil Cards (featuring profiles of main characters)
– Flix Pix (Motion cards that contain all the action of the TV show)
– Animation Clear Cels (Transparent, premium-quality plastic cards)
– Season 2 Sneak Preview Cards

Look for The Clone Wars Widevision Cards from Topps in stores this month.

 


 

The Old Republic – Developer Dispatch: The Making of Coruscant
October 12, 2009 | 9:47 PM EST | Jayson

 


From the majestic skyline to the dark and seedy underground levels, a large team of The Old Republic developers worked together to construct the dynamic city-world of Coruscant. Watch LucasArts latest Developer Dispatch, The Making of Coruscant , to hear developers discuss the creation of the Republic’s capital from the deepest basement to the tallest skyscraper.

Also, as a reminder, sign ups to test Star Wars: The Old Republic are now open!

 


 

Children of the Force Now Streaming on StarWars.com
October 12, 2009 | 9:21 PM EST | Jayson

Last Friday’s episode of The Clone Wars, “Children of the Force”, is now available for viewing atStarWars.com. After watching it, be sure to read up on behind the scenes info and view high quality screen shots and concept artwork with the Episode Guide. And finally, you can also get director Dave Filoni’s insight on the latest installment by watching the exclusive Episode Commentary.

 


 

Target Geonosis Arena Exclusives Now Available
October 11, 2009 | 1:51 PM EST | Jayson

If you haven’t already, Target might be your next stop today as the Target Exclusive Geonosis Arena Two-Pack are officially available in stores. At $12.99 each, these exclusives are a decent value and you get some great new Jedi and droids as well.

ps: thanks to all that e-mailed in with your warm wishes regarding the new addition to my family. Your kind words mean the world to my wife and me. : )

 


 

K & C Collectibles: Clone Wars and Legacy Collection Action Figures
October 10, 2009 | 5:03 PM EST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received new Clone Wars and Legacy Collection action figures, New Titanium ships and October Pre-Order items have also been added to our site.

NEW – Titanium:
Mace Windu’s Jedi Starfighter with Hyperspace Ring
Anakin’s Y-Wing
Mist Hunter

NEW – Clone Wars Action Figures: 
Luminara Unduli #30
Captain Argyus #31
Clone Trooper Thire #32
AAT Driver Battle Droid #33

NEW – Legacy Collection – Build-a-Droid Action Figures:
Biker Scout – BD12
Clegg Holdfast – BD11
Darth Sidious Hologram – BD10
Rum Sleg – BD09
Queen Amidala – BD08
Gungan Warrior – BD07
Obi-Wan Kenobi – Episode I – BD06
Darth Maul – BD05
Jawa & WED Treadwell Droid – BD04
Spacetrooper – BD03
Han Solo – BD02
Luke Skywalker – BD01

Special Buy:
E3 Clone Troopers DVD Collection $9.99
Celebration III – Darth Vader – $19.99
Darth Vader & Obi-Wan Kenobi Lava Reflection $29.99

In-Stock – Clone Wars (2-Pack) Action Figures:
Lieutenant Thire and Clone Trooper Rys #1 of 2
Yoda and Clone Trooper Jek #2 of 2

Pre-Order – October 25th, 2009:
Star Wars Insider #114 – Preview Exclusive Cover
Tatooine Luke Skywalker
Yoda Bronze Statue
Star Wars Collector Tins – Darth Vader – Boba Fett and R2-D2
Darth Vader Holiday Bobble Head
Yoda Holiday Bobble Head
C-3PO Holiday Bobble Head
Jawa Holiday Bobble Head
AT-AT easykit model kit
Anakin Jedi Starfighter easykit model kit
Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter easykit model kit

 


 

Rykrof Enloe Chapter 30: Final Previews
October 10, 2009 | 1:01 PM EST | Justin2

 


The last round of sneak peek photos is up for the next installment in The Enloe Chronicles. Head on over to the forums for a final preview before the next chapter is released here.

 


 

Preview the New Sideshow Sandtrooper
October 9, 2009 | 3:17 PM EST | Mark

Here is a nice preview of the upcoming Sandtrooper from Sideshow..

 


 

Indy Vs Mola Ram
October 9, 2009 | 3:15 PM EST | Mark

Over at Sideshow, they have up for pre-order the newest Indy statue..
Head on over to pick yours up.

 


 

Congrats To Jayson and Anne
October 9, 2009 | 3:13 PM EST | Mark

 


Our main news guy here at Yakface, just celebrated with his wife, their first child, a baby girl. Please help us here at Yakface give congrats to them and wish them a very healthy child hood.

 


 

CONTINUUM by Tim Dry
October 9, 2009 | 8:20 AM EST | Jayson

 


Have you ever wondered what it was really like to be a featured artiste in ‘Star Wars’ Episode VI – ‘Return Of The Jedi’, one of the biggest grossing movies of all time? Or to be an autograph guest at worldwide fan Conventions? Well, now you can discover it all! This is a ‘Star Wars’ actor’s memoirs.Think Bill Bryson meets ‘Galaxy Quest’ and you’re on the right track. This is a must – read for all fans of The Saga. It’s honest, funny and surreal. You won’t be able to put it down!

“CONTINUUM -The ‘Star Wars’ phenomenon as experienced from the inside” has a foreword written by ROBERT WATTS (Producer of ‘Star Wars’ Episodes IV -VI and the ‘Indiana Jones’ trilogy) and contains 12 pages of colour photographs.

CONTINUUM was authored by Tim Dry – ‘J’Quille Whiphid’ and ‘Mon Cal Officer’ in Episode VI.

For more info or to order the eBook, visit starwarscontinuum.com

 


 

The Clone Wars: Children of the Force
October 9, 2009 | 6:50 AM EST | Jayson

 


The Clone Wars returns tonight with the third episode in the exciting second series with “Children of the Force:”. The Jedi Order is in danger as Darth Sidious plots to kidnap Force-sensitive children from all over the galaxy and bring them to Mustafar. Tune in tonight for this week’s action-packed installment!

 


 

FREE Shipping at Entertainment Earth
October 9, 2009 | 6:42 AM EST | Jayson

 


For the remainder of the month Entertainment Earth is offering Free Shipping on orders of in-stock merchandise totaling $99 or more. Just add the in-stock items to your cart, check out, and enjoy the savings!

 


 

The Kurtz Sisters & Convention Guests at Wattographs!
October 7, 2009 | 10:27 PM EST | Brandon

Wattographs is proud to announce another RARE autograph opportunity with private signings with Tiffany & Melissa Kurtz!

The Kurtz sisters are the daughters of famed Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz. Both Tiffany and Melissa played the roles of Jawas in “A New Hope.” It has been about 10 years since the Kurtz sisters have done a signing, but will be sitting down with Wattographs to sign official photographs provided by OfficialPix and fans’ personal items!

Wattographs will also be attending various conventions this year such as Fan Days III and Collectormania! Names available for autographs include ESB Director Irvin Kershner, Alan Harris, Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Tayor and MORE!

Please visit Wattographs for full signing details on Convention guests and the Kurtz sisters will be available to order until November 1st

www.Wattographs.com

 


 

Episode 215: Two Clones One Ball
October 7, 2009 | 10:03 PM EST | Jayson

 


While the new red packaged toys continue to show up in ever-larger numbers, perhaps one of the hottest items is still in blue–the Clone Turret Battle Pack. With Hasbro having said that this item is not planned on being rereleased, perhaps ever, due to the new smaller battle pack size, this is one item collectors can’t miss out on. The hosts of Star Wars Action News finally got their hands on some of these balls, but are they worth the hunt? Listen to find out

Also this week, the latest prop replica from eFX Collectibles, the Ahsoka Tano Lightsaber, has been shipping. It’s sold out from eFX Directly but still available at Brian’s Toys. Should you rush to get your hands on this first high-end Clone Wars prop? Arnie and Marjorie review it and let you know!

With a news round-up, your voice mails, listener questions, and a Hasbro Q&A, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News Podcast!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

AOTC Wave at Kohl’s
October 7, 2009 | 10:01 PM EST | Justin2

 


If you’re still looking for the AOTC wave with the elusive concept Anakin or needing a figure to finish off your HK Build-A-Droid, you might want to swing by a Kohl’s store.

Although the price of basic figures there is pricey, they do have a sale going on right now for $9.49. Not the best deal, but perhaps worth it if you’ve exhausted other resources looking for this wave.

Thanks to Yakface reader Darth Stringfield for the tip.

 


 

Target Exclusive Geonosis 2-pks
October 6, 2009 | 1:42 PM EST | Justin2

 


Just a heads up that these are starting to show up at a few Target stores throughout the country. Officially these are not supposed to be on the shelves until the week of October 11, but if you try DPCI # 087-06-0634 with Customer Service, you might be able to score them a little early. Price is $12.99 each.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 73rd Edition
October 2, 2009 | 2:15 PM EST | Jayson

 


The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on September 11th. Topics this round cover the Darth Sidious w/Mechno Chair details, Anakin w/Desert Skiff details, and clarification about the balance between features (articulation) and costing . Head to our forum to find out what they had to say.

 


 

Price Hikes for Clone Wars Exclusive Two-Packs at Wal-Mart?
October 2, 2009 | 12:06 PM EST | Jayson

Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives are reporting that the the Clone Wars “Under the Helmet” 2 packs featuring Clone Commander Cody with Clone Trooper Echo and Captain Rex with Clone Trooper Fives have apparently risen in price from $12.97 to $16.97. This new pricepoint has been applied to WalMart.com as well, so if you were able to snag them at the lower price congratulations.

 


 

SWAN Helping Out a Great Cause
October 2, 2009 | 9:13 AM EST | Jayson

 


Twelve months out of the year Star Wars Action News works to help Star Wars collectors. But one month out of the year they also take a step back and try to help a great cause–the search for a cure for Breast Cancer.

Both Marjorie and Arnie have lost immediate family members to breast cancer, and just now the fact that men, as well as women, can be afflicted with this deadly disease is getting the spotlight.

To help raise funds, they are participating in the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk. Marjorie’s team is the “Second Base All Stars”. We would love it if you would become a sponsor of this team. Even if it’s just the cost of a single action figure, every little bit helps. All donations are handled right at the American Cancer Society site.

And also in the next week, Arnie will be selling an item from his collection on eBay to raise funds for the walk as well. You can find out all the details about the auction on next Monday’s episode ofStar Wars Action News.

Even if you can’t donate, please, during October, do something to help this cause. Join in the walk yourself, or even just wear pink (men, pink shirts and ties ARE acceptable).

 


 

Diorama Spotlight – “Caught in the Middle – Order 66”
October 2, 2009 | 12:03 AM EST | Justin2

 


A group of collectors in the Chicago area worked together recently to create a diorama for the Hasbro Diorama Contest and did a fantastic job in coming together with this, and we wish them the best of luck in the results.

The diorama focuses on the infamous moment when the Republic’s clone troopers turn on their Jedi Generals – check out a variety of pics of this impressive collaboration here.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
October 1, 2009 | 8:04 AM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from big badtoystore.com

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15% OFF SALE
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We’ve just put up a new sale and you can save 15% on all older toys and figures. Everything except items marked as ‘new’ or ‘preorder / backorder’ is on sale. We’ve also just removed the ‘new’ designation on nearly 1000 items, so there is a lot more product now inclucded on the sale. We’ve also added a 20% discount on all Graphic Novels, so be sure to check out our selection there, over 1000 novels are currently listed. You can also save 20% on GI Joe 25th Anniversary. Just pick your favorite menu to start saving:

This sale is scheduled to end on Monday, October 5th.
check it all out here.

 

August 2009 Archive

StarWarsShop: 3-Day Video Game Blowout Sale
August 26, 2009 | 2:02 PM EST | Jayson

From now until Friday Aug. 28th, StarWarsShop is holding a Video Game Blowout! Head over a pick up a few titles for as low as $14.99 each!

 


 

Toys”R”Us Clone Wars Marketing Reset
August 26, 2009 | 1:36 PM EST | Jayson

 


My local Toys”R”Us revamped the front section of the the store today switching out the G.I. Joe marketing and replaced it with the new look for the Clone Wars merchandise. Click the image above to view what your local Toys”R”Us will look like on your next visit.

 


 

Dewback with Imperial Sandtrooper In Depth
August 26, 2009 | 12:06 PM EST | Jayson

Our friend Dennis at Star Wars I Like Blog has posted a fantastic preview/review of the upcoming Wal-Mart Exclusive Dewback with Imperial Sandtrooper. Head over for the full run down of features for this guaranteed best selling set.

 


 

Episode 209: A Major Loose Vintage Haul
August 25, 2009 | 9:57 PM EST | Jayson

 


Vintage collecting is a niche that is often overlooked. With Hasbro bringing out well over 100 figures each year between carded, battle packs, and Clone Wars, it is all too easy to forget about the toys of yesteryear, that so many of us Star Wars fans played with growing up. But for Star Wars Action News, the time for vintage was now as a seemingly once in a lifetime vintage buy was had. What did they get? How much did they pay? Listen to this week’s Star Wars Action News to find out!

Also this week, they review the recently revealed Gentle Giant Star Wars Dartboard, discuss the new circulating rumors of the Star Wars live action series, and have a Hasbro Q&A answering questions about the Asajj Ventress F/X saber and how Hasbro has determined Ahsoka Tano to be “the bestselling female Star Wars figure of all time”.

Listen to all this and more on this week’s podcast of Star Wars Action News!
You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Toyguide Update: Disney/Star Tours Jedi Training Academy
August 24, 2009 | 10:45 PM EST | Jayson

 


The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the Exclusive Disney/Star ToursJedi Training Academy Boxed Set.

Available only at Star Wars Weekends through Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this set consists of 4 kitbashed/repainted Jedi (3 padawans and 1 Jedi Master) along with a repack of Hasbro’s go-to VOTC Vader.

Head to the toyguide to view the complete photo gallery and be sure to read the “Yak Facts” regarding this set.

Thanks to fellow MN collector “Admiral Ackbar” for the hook up with this set.

 


 

Death Troopers Signing Tour
August 24, 2009 | 6:24 PM EST | Bill

Are you looking forward to getting your copy of the first Star Wars horror novel autographed? Our friends over at The Force.net have come up with the latest entries on Joe Schreiber’s signing tour and updated their books page with a comprehensive tour list.

 


 

Clone Wars Season 2 Coming October 2!
August 24, 2009 | 12:47 PM EST | Jayson

Coming off of the record-setting first season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Cartoon Network announced today it will premiere a full slate of 22 all-new episodes for season two of the critically acclaimed and top-rated CG-animated series from creator George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation. The special one-hour season two premiere event of Star Wars: The Clone Wars airs Friday, October 2, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

Head to BUSINESS WIRE for the full press release.

 


 

TFU Shaak Ti Prototype Images 
August 24, 2009 | 12:42 AM EST | Justin2

The upcoming TFU version of the lovely Shaak Ti appears to be shaping up nicely. Head on over and check out some great pics showing off her sculpt and articulation at Jedinews.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro Top 30 Fans’ Choice – The Results!
August 24, 2009 | 12:12 AM EST | Jayson

The results are in! Head into the forums to view our list of “Top 30” requested figures for the Hasbro Fans’ Choice Poll! And thanks to all that participated.

 


 

Huge Big Bad Toy Store Update
August 23, 2009 | 10:14 PM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS:
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MUSEUM REPLICAS STAR WARS COSTUMES, ACCESSORIES, LIGHTSABERS
We’ve just listed a number of new Star Wars costume items. We’ve got lightsaber (hilts) for Anakin, Obi-Wan and Luke, along with full costume ensembles for those three and Imperial Death Star and Fleet Officers. We’ve also got accessories like belts and caps if you prefer to mix and match, and we’ve got Anakin, Obi-Wan and Imperial boots in sizes 8-13. Check out the complete selection in the new costume section.

STAR WARS PRINCESS LEIA IN SLAVE OUTFIT MINI BUST
Gentle Giant’s latest star wars bust shows Leia in her memorable outfit from the beginning of “Return of the Jedi”, wielding a vibro-ax and ready to take on your slug problem. Leia in Slave Outfit is priced at $49.99, and will be arriving this February.

STAR WARS DART BOARD & CASE SET
THis stylish dartboard and case set features the artwork of Adam Hughes, showing the Princess (yet again) in her slave outfit. Priced at $139.99 ($25 off the MSRP), this set also comes with Rebellion and Empire flights – darts not included.

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BBTS SALES CONTINUE
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Our 25% Off GI Joe 25th Anniversary Sale will continue a bit longer, the response has been fantastic (some sale orders may take a bit longer to ship due to backups in the warehouse) Take a look at the GI Joe menus for great deals on all our remaining 25th Anniversary Stock. Also be sure to check out our other sale that features a variety of BBTS Exclusives, Transformers, Star Wars and many other items.

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NEW ARRIVALS:
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STAR WARS CLONE COMMANDERS ARTFX SET
This set of statues from Kotobukiya includes Captain Rex, Commander Cody and Commander Gree, each done in a 7″ scale. Each figure also comes with a piece to assemble the build-a-figure for this wave, a Clone Trooper. We’ve got the whole set priced at $149.99, a $30 savings off the MSRP.

STAR WARS CLONE WARS DELUXE VEHICLE WAVE 2 CASE, SINGLES
This new case includes the popular ARC-170 in the new delxue style, as well as the brand new Clone Wars Era Y-Wing Starfighter. We’ve got the ARC-170 priced at $74.99 and the Y_Wing at $84.99, or you can save about $20 and pick them up as a case of two, priced at $139.99.

STAR WARS VEHICLE FIGURE PACKS SERIES 2 CASE, SINGLES
We’ve also received the second wave of the Figure & Vehicle collection, and we’ve got the case of 4 priced at $69.99; if you’d prefer to mix and match, we’ve got singles of Anakin on Can-Cell and the Clone Trooper on BARC Speeder, each priced at $18.99.
check it all out here.

 


 

Party With the Ladies
August 23, 2009 | 6:01 PM EST | Justin2

 


When you have a friend turning 40, the gags are on but for a Star Wars collector this one takes the cake. Joerhyno shares with us a great solution to all those dust collecting Fans Choice figures at your local retailer – check out what happens when great customizing skills and a bit of humor meet after the jump!

 


 

Detailed AT-ST Images at Rebelscum
August 21, 2009 | 11:57 AM EST | Jayson

Our friends at Rebelscum has posted an excellent Photo Archive update showcasing the AT-ST. Head over for a look and prepare for your legs to get all wobbly!

 


 

Andrew’s Toyz Newsfeed
August 20, 2009 | 9:40 PM EST | Bill

 

New Gentle Giant Pre-Orders at Andrew’s Toyz!

– Princess Leia Jabba’s Slave Mini Bust ….. $49.95
– Peter Pettigrew Wormtail Mini Bust ….. $49.95
– Halo Brute Mini Bust ….. $57.95
– Star Wars Dart Board ….. $131.95

Visit Andrew’s Toyz for the above new items and much more!

 


 

Official Word On Star Tours 2.0?
August 20, 2009 | 7:38 PM EST | Bill

It seems that we may be hearing very soon. Screamscape is pointing out that The website promoting Disney’s D23 Expo (D23 is an official club for Disney fans) is announcing that some “Imperial Dignitaries” will be at the upcoming expo in Anaheim. More info as soon as we get it. In the meantime, check out their info here.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 71st Edition
August 20, 2009 | 5:10 PM EST | Jayson

 


The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted may back on August 3rd. Head to our forum to find out what they had to say. Topics this round cover those pesky running change figures like the Hoth Trooper, Imperial Scanning Crew and the Utai, new products in stores beating SDCC announcements and Leesub’s lack of accessories.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
August 18, 2009 | 11:13 PM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com

NEW SALES:
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60+ ITEM CLEARANCE SALE – MANY EXCLUSIVES
We’ve cut prices deeply on quite a few of our older BBTS exclusives. Many other items including Transformers, Star Wars, Marvel, Medicom Real Action Heroes, Indiana Jones, and more are on sale – take a look at the full list

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NEW ARRIVALS:
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We’ve just received another shipment of SDCC Exclusives. With five different minimates packs, a couple of Transformers G1 busts, some sketch variant cover comics, and even an angry marshmallow man, there’s something here for everyone

MEDICOM REAL ACTION HERO ANAKIN SKYWALKER
The figure is highly authentic and film accurate, and ready to take life on your shelf in any dynamic pose that you desire. Medicom Toy’s RAH body is one of the most articulated 12-inch figure bodies available, capable of nearly any pose that the human (or superhero) body can achieve. In stock now at $164.99
check it all out here.

 


 

Yakfinities Continues…
August 18, 2009 | 9:36 PM EST | Justin2

 


The 30th Yakfinities Customizing Challenge ends this month so all you customizers be sure to getyour entries submitted!

We’ve also started category voting for the next challenge, which if you’re registered in the Yakface forums you can make your voice heard here.

 


 

Entertainment Earth Summer Blowout Sale Extended
August 18, 2009 | 8:27 PM EST | Jayson

 


Entertainment Earth has announced that they’re extending their annual Summer Blowout Sale until the end of the month! To show their appreciation, they’ve been marking down items up to 80% off! Buy action figures, games, and collectible statues and busts at the lowest prices ever! Star Wars, Star Trek, Spider-Man, and more are on sale. But hurry… their limited stock won’t last long at these prices!

 


 

Episode 208: Collecting Bytes
August 18, 2009 | 3:39 PM EST | Jayson

 


We’ve talked about collecting figures, busts, statues, bookmarks, candy, and Band-Aids. But this week on Star Wars Action News, we begin a look at a new type of collecting–the collecting of digital fan audio. Do you download all the episodes of Star Wars Action News and keep them on your hard drive? Have you sought out the exclusive movie commentaries they have released, or the special music CD they gave out at Celebration 4? If so, then you are already a digital collector. This week, Nathan P. Butler talks about collecting another type of fan audio–the fan audio drama, which is where Star Wars fan fiction meets old timey radio productions.

Also this week on Star Wars Action News: scantily clad ladies! Where? Well, they’re at the Lucasfilm Chicago ComicCon presentation, in the prize-winning Saber fan video, and even on StarWars.com! Listen to find out more.

With details on all the exclusives still available online (*cough* Gentle Giant *cough*) and the sightings of the newest figures, and a review of the Uncle Milton Dagobah Frog Habitat, it’s all this week on Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

Be sure to head over to Star Wars Action News and check out their new website design as well!

 


 

Attakus Probe Droid Official Details
August 17, 2009 | 9:29 PM EST | Jayson

 

   

The masterful sculptors at Attakus have passed on to us the official details surrounding the Imperial Probe Droid statue. Read on for the full information.

You have been waiting for a long time on this one… The PROBE DROID is about to enter earth’s atmosphere!

Attakus is proud to announce the release of this long awaited statue. The Probe Droid never done before, by any other company in a full size resin statue. The technical achievement is quite impressive. The Probe Droid is specially designed for deep space exploration and reconnaissance. They are employed in science and military applications. They gather information and transmit it to their masters over vast distances. Tenacious hunters and searchers, probe droids have a variety of sensors.

   

Production Run: Limited to 750 copies worldwide
SRP: $775 US
Size: Stands 17″ / 42 cm + 4″/ 10 cm for the antennas
Availability: North America Mid- November 2009
Pre-orders: Available until September 1st

For a closer look at the Attakus Probe Droid, click any of the images above.

 


 

Legacy Collection TPM Obi-Wan Kenobi (BD06)
August 17, 2009 | 9:20 PM EST | Justin2

 

  

Forumite Eopie Herder treats us all with some great Hasbro eye candy as he’s gotten his hands on the upcoming Obi Wan figure from the much anticipated TPM wave due out this Fall – head on over to the forums for a closer look.

 


 

Rise Trailer and J-E-D-I Song at Cartoon Network
August 17, 2009 | 9:04 AM EST | Jayson

Cartoon Network has updated their Clone Wars mini site with an expanded teaser trailer for season two of The Clone Wars and they’ve also added a fun sing-along Jedi Song as well. Visit Cartoon Network to watch them both.

Thanks to Yakreader Luke B for the tip.

 


 

Customizer Mega Spotlight
August 16, 2009 | 10:24 PM EST | Justin2

 

  

It’s back to the grind with another week of work, but during some free time you can kick back and enjoy some more great custom figures from Yakface forum members.

We lead things off with some jaw-dropping customs from a new member of the forum community here, Stocos28. Check out his great variety of figures here.

Also, Hasbro may not be focused on Indiana Jones this summer, but there’s still interest in the community and forumite Luke Sprywalker has been hard at work adding to his impressive collectionof characters that the Big H has neglected.

Last but not least, you won’t want to miss the latest from our Sandtrooper ally jokabofe who has created one of the hottest Mara Jade customs you’ll ever see.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
August 15, 2009 | 11:31 PM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com

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NEW ARRIVALS:
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SDCC 2009 EXCLUSIVES
There was a veritable army of exclusives available at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, and we’ve managed to pick up a number of them for our customers. From Hasbro, we’ve got the 25th Anniversary Soundwave box set, Smiling Luke Skywalker with ladder accessory, the 12″ Baroness from the GI Joe movie, the Marvel Universe Invaders box set and more. From Mattel we have the new 3.75″ Buzz Lightyear, the Rescue Mater box set from the upcoming Cars Toon, the Green Lantern Origin JLU Three-Pack, the Wonder Twins box set, Egon from the Ghostbusters and others – take a look at the list and links below, and pick your favorites before they’re gone.
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NEW PREORDERS:
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STAR WARS LIGHTSABER CHOPSTICKS
These new Star Wars collectibles are a great way to cross your hobby over
into other areas of life. These sets of chopsticks each include a stick
rest, are listed at $12.99 per pair, and come in Darth Vader Red, Luke
Skywalker Blue, and Yoda (training size) Green, or you can pick up a set
of all three for $25.99.
check it all out here.

 


 

Photonovel Spotlight – The Guardians of Peace and Justice
August 15, 2009 | 12:50 AM EST | Justin2

 

   

Yakface forumite Darth Kikinou has completed all four acts in the second installment of his prequel based photonovel series.

Act One introduces us to Iktotch, where two brave Jedi Knights are sent on a mission to protect the planet from Mandalorian raids.

The two Jedi soon find themselves in peril and struggle for survival in the Second Act, and receive aid from an unlikely source.

But the tables are quickly turned and a young Padawan must come of age in Act Three as he must use every trick the Jedi Order has taught him in order to survive.

You’ll have to hang on tight during Final Act, which brings to light the revelation of the rise of the Sith that will one day bring down the Jedi Order.

So find some time this weekend to kick back and read through all four chapters as one of your fellow Yakkers takes you through an exciting fan fic journey that any fan of Star Wars can appreciate!

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW20 Clone Trooper Denal
August 14, 2009 | 7:39 AM EST | Jayson

 

    

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Clone Trooper Denal, the next entry to the rapidly expanding Clone Wars section.

Making his debut in the popular episode “Duel of the Droids”, Denal and a squad of clones join Captain Rex, Ahsoka and Anakin in an assault on the separatist listening post “Skytop Station”.

Hasbro again offers up another unique trooper with Clone Trooper Denal. He shares the the standard super articulated clone trooper body which has been slightly modified to accept the post from the new missile-firing JT-12 jetpack and also shares the head sculpt from Commander Cody (without the facial scars) and Echo. He features the new style removable clone trooper helmet (first used onCommander Gree) but this displays the distinctive blue color of the 501st Legion and has a custom design with “tears” on each cheek. For accessories, he includes the standard issue DC-15A blaster and 2 missiles; the longer missile launches from the backpack and the other serves as a plug to finish off the design of the jetpack when not in firing mode.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.  

 


 

New Assault on Ryloth Battle Pack Image
August 13, 2009 | 11:46 AM EST | Jayson

 


Our friends at JediDefender have posted a new image of the Clone Wars Assault on Ryloth Battle Pack that contains Mace Windu, Commander Cody and new clone troopers Waxer and Boil. Head over for a closer look.

 


 

New Arrivals at StarWarsShop.com
August 13, 2009 | 11:13 AM EST | Jayson

StarWarsShop.com has updated with the addition of several Star Wars and Indiana Jones Lego Sets to its New Arrivals section. Head over to order the following as they’re in stock and ready to ship:

Star Wars
Motorized Walking AT-AT
Mid-scale Millennium Falcon
Republic Dropship with AT-OT Walker
Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser 
Echo Base 
The Battle of Endor 
Anakin’s Y-Wing Starfighter
Venator-class Republic Cruiser
Separatists Shuttle
Pirate Tank
Corporate Alliance Tank

Indiana Jones
Venice Canal Chase
The Temple of Doom
Fighter Plane Attack
Chauchilla Cemetery Battle
Ambush in Cairo

 


 

What’s New For Star Wars At Disney?
August 12, 2009 | 9:50 PM EST | Bill

Our friends over at Endor Express.net have scored all of the details, including photos! There’s lots and lots of Star Wars exclusive goodness coming to the Mouse’s parks including more spuds— Yam Solo’s partner finally sees tater, err plastic among others. Check it all out here

 


 

New Comic Packs Appearing
August 12, 2009 | 11:03 AM EST | Jayson

 


Yakreader Chad R. picked up the new Vong/Katarn and Lumiya/Luke Comic Packs from his Decatur, Alabama Target. Click the image above for a closer look. Nice find Chad!

 


 

Toys”R”Us Hasbro Summer Event Sale
August 12, 2009 | 6:28 AM EST | Jayson

Toys”R”Us has launched a “Hasbro Summer Event” Sale where shoppers can save $10 on purchases over $30, save $20 on purchases over $60 and save $30 on purchases over $90! Plus, if your make your Hasbro purchase online, you’ll get free shipping! So visit ToysRUs.com for great savings!

 


 

New Rise of the Bounty Hunters TV Spot
August 11, 2009 | 4:16 PM EST | Jayson

Cartoon Newtork has been airing a new 15 second spot for the upcoming second season of The Clone Wars. Head to YouTube to take a gander at the bounty hunter badness!

Thanks to Georgia Jedi for the link.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW17 Clone Trooper Echo 
August 11, 2009 | 9:46 AM EST | Jayson

 

    

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Clone Trooper Echo, the next entry to the rapidly expanding Clone Wars section.

Making his debut in the popular episode “Rookies”, Echo and contingent of clones are stationed at the listening post on the Rishi Moon tasked with warning Kamino of potential Separatist attacks. Soon the output is infiltrated by the Commando Droids and Commander Cody, Captain Rex, Echo and the other “shinies” devise a plan to retake the station.

The Clone Wars is populated with nameless and faceless soldiers, but here, Hasbro offers up another unique trooper in Clone Trooper Echo. Although he shares the SA clone trooper body and the head sculpt from Commander Cody (without the facial scars), he does have a few distinguishing characteristics. He features a removable helmet with adjustable binocular visor and his armor displays a blue bloody hand print as shown in the aforementioned “Rookies” episode. For accessories, Clone Trooper Echo includes the standard DC-15A blaster and a missile-firing Z-6 rotary blaster cannon. If there was any one change I’d like for this figure (other than a more battle worn deco of course) would be for his armor to have included the small medal on his chest plate as seen at the end of the episode.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.  

 


 

New Star Wars Collection from Marc Ecko
August 11, 2009 | 8:35 AM EST | Jayson

The new Star Wars collection by Marc Ecko has arrived with new Darth Vader, Darth Maul, and X Wing Pilot hoodies. Also be sure to check out the reversible Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Chewbacca bubble jackets. Head to ShopEcko.com to pre-order them today!

 


 

Episode 207: It Works Every Time
August 11, 2009 | 12:58 AM EST | Jayson

 


This past weekend Chicago Comic Con (the convention formerly known as Wizard World Chicago) took place and if you were a Star Wars fan you should have been there. From a plethora of Star Wars action figures to the programming to the autograph opportunities, it was the best showing for Star Wars in some time. Star Wars Action News was there covering the event, and on this week’s show you can listen as they recount meeting Clone Wars voice actor Tom Kane, asking questions to Billy Dee Williams in his panel, and kicking back at the Star Wars Action News dinner…

Also over the weekend came the shocking announcement that Karen Traviss, author of the much beloved Republic Commando series, will no longer be writing for Star Wars. That announcement is analyzed this week.

With discussions of online exclusive orders from Acme, Sideshow, and Gentle Giant, it’s all this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

Be sure to head over to Star Wars Action News and check out their new website design as well!

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW09 Commander Gree 
August 10, 2009 | 10:33 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Commander Gree, the next entry to the rapidly expanding Clone Wars section.

Sporting his Phase I style armor, Commander Gree is the latest figure to be released in the popular Clone Wars line joining the ranks of the other clone officers like Rex, Cody, Fox and Ponds. As with all clones in this series, Gree is loaded with 14 points of articulation, plus he also features a removable helmet revealing a distinctive double mohawk head sculpt, a removable bandolier, working holster, a DC-17 hand blaster, DC-15A blaster rifle and a firing missile launcher*.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.

*The back of the packaging shows Gree carrying a Z-6 rotary blaster cannon, while the final figure actually includes the firing missile launcher.

 


 

The Making of The Empire Strikes Back
August 10, 2009 | 5:23 PM EST | Jayson

 


The Official Site updates today with an announcement of a follow-up to the popular The Making of Star Wars book by Lucasfilm’s J.W. Rinzler

The Making of the Empire Strikes Back is brimming with never-before-published photos and will be available in 2010 and published by Del Rey Books. Head to StarWars.com for more details.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 70th Edition
August 10, 2009 | 4:54 PM EST | Jayson

 


The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted may back on 7/02. Head to our forum to find out what they had to say. Topics this round cover the possibility of future alternate torso figures, wishful thinking on a Blurrg Battlepack and hopes for a future Carbonite Han pack-in.

 


 

Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth
August 10, 2009 | 3:35 PM EST | Jayson

 


Coming this February is the first installment of a two-book Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker adventure, set against the backdrop of the Clone Wars! Written by Karen Miller, here’s a first look at its cover art by Craig Howell and a synopsis of this trade paperback release from Del Rey Books.

Visit the official site for more….

 


 

Star Wars Content Blasts onto Wii Console
August 10, 2009 | 11:28 AM EST | Jayson

From LucasArts:

Fans of Star Wars® and classic Nintendo games will want to keep an eye on their Wii™ Shop Channelfor the next month. Nintendo will be releasing multiple LucasArts favorites for Virtual Console™, starting today with Super Star Wars®. In the coming weeks, both Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back® and Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi® will be added to the Virtual Console lineup. All three Super Star Wars games were originally released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ and will be available at 800 Wii Points™ each.

To view complete press release, visit BusinessWire.com.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Clone Wars and Deluxe Action Figures with Vehicle
August 9, 2009 | 5:03 PM EST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received the Wal-Mart Build-a-Droid action figures set. Build the Dark Trooper Phase III droid by collecting all 5. Also this week we have added the Luke Comic Con 2009 Exclusive action figures and 2 new Deluxe (Action Figure with Vehicle).

New – Wal-Mart Build a Droid Action Figures:
#1 of 5 General Grievous and CB-3D
#2 of 5 Anakin Skywalker and Cortosis Battle Droid
#3 of 5 Boba Fett and BL-17
#4 of 5 Darth Maul and I-5YQ
#5 of 5 Corran Horn and R2 Whistler

New – Clone Wars Action Figures:
Commander Ponds
Obi-Wan Kenobi – CW19
Anakin Skywalker – CW18
Heavy Assault Super Battle Droid – CW11
ARF Trooper – CW10
Jawa – CW08
Mace Windu – CW06
Kit Fisto – CW05
Rocket Battle Droid – CW03
Clone Trooper with Space Gear – CW02
General Grievous – CW01
Commemorative Tin Collection – Clone Wars

New –Clone Wars Deluxe Action Figure with Vehicle:
Clone Trooper and BARC Speeder Bike
Anakin Skywalker and Can-Cell
212th Battalion Clone Trooper and Jet backbacks
Turbo Tank Support Squad
Crab Droid – NEW
Battle Droid and Armored Scout Tank – NEW

New – Legacy Collection: 
Luke Skywalker – Comic Con 2009 – New
Obi-Wan Kenobi – #44
Beru Whitesun – # 45
Owen Lars – # 46
Captain Typho – #47
Anakin Skywalker – Episode III Concept Art – # 48
Tarados Gon – #49
Clone Pilot – # 52

Pre-Order – August 25th, 2009:
Princess Leia Mynock Hunt – Exclusive
Clone Wars Widevision Trading Card Box
Battle Droid Mini Bust – SAVE $10
Commander Gree Maquette – SAVE $10.00
Ralph McQuarrie Concept Action Figures Sets – SAVE $15.00
Galaxy at War – Booster Packs

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
August 8, 2009 | 8:53 PM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com

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BBTS SUMMER SALE:
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Our Summer sale continues to run with over 2500 items for sale at 20% to 90% off our list prices. There are many items from main brands such as Star Wars, Transformers, GI Joe, Marvel, DC, Movies, Robots & More – take a look through some of the menus here, or simply browse your favorite menus and all the clearance pricing will be displayed there

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NEW PREORDERS:
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STAR WARS PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE – MYNOCK HUNT LEIA

STAR WARS KUBRICKS – R2-D2 & C-3P0 TWO-PACK
check it all out here.

 


 

Yak Tube – Darth Vader Cell Phone Ad
August 8, 2009 | 2:01 AM EST | Niktom

I know exactly how Vader feels….

Darth Vader Cell Phone Ad


Thumbs up, thumbs down? Talk about it in the forums…. but please be sure to silence your cell phone first.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW06 Mace Windu
August 7, 2009 | 3:16 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Mace Windu, the next addition to the rapidly expanding Clone Wars section.

In the Clone Wars series story arc “The Ryloth Trilogy”, Mace Windu and the ARF Troopers of Lightning Squadron, led a force to liberate the Twi’lek homeworld of Ryloth from Wat Tambor’s and the CIS forces.

Master Windu is the latest Jedi to be released in the popular Clone Wars line, and like others in this style, he’s a fairly good figure but sadly lacks the necessary articulation to be truly great as he too is devoid of knee and ankles joints. Also, Mace has another strike against him in some respect as he is designed with a “Swinging Lightsaber Action”. A feature that, for me, is ultimately unnecessary and I’d rather have seen those tooling dollars devoted to a couple of knee joints. As for accessories, he includes his signature purple-bladed lightsaber, 3 pieces of snap-on armor and a helmet all of which are oddly cast in a light gray/off-white plastic that clashes with the bright white armor on his forearms.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Rykrof Enloe Series Continues
August 6, 2009 | 9:39 PM EST | Justin2

 


Production work for Chapter 30 in The Enloe Chronicles has begun.

We’ll have some Yakface exclusive previews for the next installment in the coming days, but until then you can still catch up on Chapter 29: THE FALLEN ONES.

 


 

StarWarsShop.com New Legacy and Clone Wars Figure Preorders
August 6, 2009 | 3:01 PM EST | Jayson

StarWarsShop.com has updated with the addition of several new Legacy and Clone Wars figures to their New Arrivals section. Head over to pre-order the following:

The Clone Wars Collection:
IG-86 (Ziro’s Assassin Droid)
Clone Tank Gunner
Padmé Amidala in Adventure Gear
Clone Pilot “Matchstick”
Battle Droid AAT Driver
Commander Thire
Captain Argyus
Luminara Unduli

Legacy Collection (Return of the Jedi Wave):
Nikto Skiff Guard
Malakili
Giran
Major Panno
Ewoks 2-Pack
Princess Leia (Jabba’s Prisoner)
Luke Skywalker (Death Star II Duel)
Nien Nunb (B-Wing Pilot)

All of these are available for pre-order now for an Aug. release and ship with an official Hasbro Protective case.

 


 

Toyguide Update: 212th Battalion Clone Troopers and Backpacks
August 6, 2009 | 10:31 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today featuring the first addition in the new Figure & Vehicle Assortment with the 212th Battalion Clone Troopers and Backpacks.

Led, by Clone Commander Cody, these clone troopers of the 212th Attack Battalion are specially equipped with a pair of missile firing, jet-propelled backpacks which are used for aerial assaults or to circumvent difficult terrain.

The clone figures included in this set may appear the same as previous 212th Battalion clones as they share the same armor deco and articulation, but there are a few key differences. Their armor has been modified to receive the post from the removable jetpack and most noticeable change though is that both of these clones have been molded in a light gray plastic. It is quite possible that this was done to further designate these clones as their own unit or it was done in lieu of adding a secondary weathering/battle damage paint operation. Whatever the reasoning, these figure do stand apart from the basic figure release. In terms of accessories, this set includes: 2 missile firing jet/backpacks with deployable wings (repurposed from the ROTS line), 2 standard issue clone blasters, a blaster rifle and a battle droid blaster. The weapons from this set are molded in a silvery blue plastic that further enhances this sets uniqueness.

Head to the toyguide to see if this set is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

The Circle Is Now Complete
August 6, 2009 | 8:50 AM EST | Mark

You will be able to pre-order the exclusive version with the background today at 10am PST.

 


 

Toyguide Update: 2009 Wal-Mart Droid Factory Two-Pack 5 of 5
August 5, 2009 | 5:10 PM EST | Jayson

 

   

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the addition of the fifth anf final Wal-mart Exclusive Droid Factory Set featuring Corran Horn and R2 Whistler.

This set is based on the novel I, Jedi where Corran Horn, a force-sensitive X-wing pilot from Rogue Squadron, who attempts to find his missing wife who disappeared while tracking down pirates. He turns to Luke Skywalker in hopes to be trained in the ways of the Force.

Corran Horn is a kitbash creation based off the ever popular VOTC/VTSC Luke Skywalker X Wing Pilot figure and he includes an AOTC Anakin Skywalker-style lightsaber and hilt (with the addition of the black paint on the activation band and emitter shroud) and a unique deco X-Wing Pilot Helmet. The R2-unit “Whistler”, like CB-3D from the set #1, is a repaint/kitbash of the VOTC R2-D2 mold and again the utility arm panel is glued down. This set also includes the torso/body for thePhase III Dark Trooper Build-A-Droid.

Head to the toyguide to see if this set is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Toyguide Update: 2009 Wal-Mart Droid Factory Two-Pack 4 of 5
August 5, 2009 | 3:56 PM EST | Jayson

 

   

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the addition of the Wal-mart Exclusive Droid Factory Set #4 featuring Darth Maul & I-5YQ.

This set is based on Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter, a novel that takes place shortly before Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Darth Maul is a repack of the figure from the TAC and TLC The Sith Legacy Evolution Set but he is further accessorized here with a soft goods Sith robe. I-5YQ is a partial kitbash construct, using repainted TAC 4-LOM arms and legs and features new sculpts for the head and torso/hip section. I-5YQ features a “hidden” compartment in his chest that opens to reveal a removable holocron. This set also includes the left and right legs for the Phase III Dark Trooper Build-A-Droid.

Head to the toyguide to see if this set is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Toyguide Update: 2009 Wal-Mart Droid Factory Two-Pack 3 of 5
August 5, 2009 | 2:41 PM EST | Jayson

 

   

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the addition of the Wal-mart Exclusive Droid Factory Set #3 featuring Boba Fett and BL-17.

This set is based on an episode of Star Wars: Droids – The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO animated series entitled “A Race to the Finish”, where Boba Fett utilized the Battle Legionnaire droid BL-17 to infiltrate a group of speeder racers that were responsible for the destruction of the gangster Sise Fromm’s weapons satellite.

Boba Fett is virtually a repack of the TAC Animated Debut Boba Fett, with some slight differences in deco most notably on the helmet. Fett’s weapons in this set are also different from the TAC figure as it includes both the rifle and blaster pistol from the Fett Evoution Set. Since the pistol is of a different design, it doesn’t fit nearly as well in the included holster. BL-17 is a partial kitbash construct, using repainted TAC 4-LOM arms and legs and features new sculpts for the head and single piece torso/hip section. This set also includes the rocket pack for the Phase III Dark TrooperBuild-A-Droid.

Head to the toyguide to see if this set is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Toyguide Update: 2009 Wal-Mart Droid Factory Two-Pack 2 of 5
August 5, 2009 | 12:21 PM EST | Jayson

 

   

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the addition of the Wal-mart Exclusive Droid Factory Set #2 featuring Anakin Skywalker and Cortosis Battle Droid.

This set is based on The New Droid Army video game where Anakin is tasked with stopping the creation of a new battle droid army following the Battle of Geonosis. These new battle droids are constructed using cortosis, a material capable of blocking lightsaber attacks, adding to their effectiveness.

Anakin is virtually the same figure that is included in the TAC Republic #57 Comic Pack, the difference being there is no “battle damage” painted on his face. The C-B3 Cortosis Battle Droid is a kitbash/repaint of the TAC Super Battle Droid and features a new head/torso and both forearms/grasping hands have been replaced with double-barreled laser cannons. This set also includes the left and right arms for the Phase III Dark Trooper Build-A-Droid.

Head to the toyguide to see if this set is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Toyguide Update: 2009 Wal-Mart Droid Factory Two-Pack 1 of 5
August 5, 2009 | 10:43 AM EST | Jayson

 

   

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with the addition of the Wal-mart Exclusive Droid Factory Set #1 featuring General Grievous and CB-3D.

This set is based on the four-part comic series General Grievous, in which a group of Jedi attempt to assassinate the droid general before his diabolical plans can be carried out.

General Grievous is a repack of the ROTS #09 figure and includes a new removable cloth cape (which works fairly well in this application) and the astromech, CB-3D, is a repaint/kitbash of the VOTC R2-D2 mold featuring the glued down utility arm panel. This set also includes the head and blaster rifle for the Phase III Dark Trooper Build-A-Droid.

Head to the toyguide to see if this set is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Sponsor Alert: Entertainment Earth Summer Blowout Sale
August 4, 2009 | 8:25 PM EST | Jayson

Entertainment Earth is having their annual Summer Blowout Sale! To show their appreciation, they’ve been marking down items up to 80% off! Buy action figures, games, and collectible statues and busts at the lowest prices ever! Star Wars, Star Trek, Spider-Man, and more are on sale. But hurry… their limited stock won’t last long at these prices!

 


 

Episode 206: SDCC 09 Reveals
August 3, 2009 | 2:02 PM EST | Jayson

 


2009’s San Diego Comic Con is behind us but with so much product revealed from Museum Replicas, eFX, Sideshow, Hasbro, Gentle giant, Diamond, and others, it sometimes takes a while for it all to sink in.

On this week’s Star Wars Action News, we take your voicemails to talk about what YOU thought of all the new Star Wars items coming down the pike, including Sideshow 1/2 scale busts (with the missing half being a shoulder?), Gentle Giant’s Force Unleasehed mini-busts, and Hasbro’s new Wal Mart Exclusive Droid Factory figures ($17 a pair? Ouch!)

Also on this week’s show, we talk about the new Hasbro Fan’s Choice figure vote, where you can help determine a new Star Wars figure to be made by Hasbro. Star Wars Action News is one of the contributing sites, so listen to the show, then come to our forums at http://www.swactionnews.comand tell us which figures you think should be made.

It’s all this and more on this week’s episode of Star Wars Action News!

You can download part one of week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW16 Commando Droid
August 3, 2009 | 12:36 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates continue with the addition of the Commando Droid, the next addition to the exploding Clone Wars section.

Making their debut in the popular Clone Wars episode “Rookies”, the Commando Droids proved that they were far more advanced in both combat and intelligence than their inferior Battle Droid counterparts.

The “Rookies” episode all but guaranteed that this figure was going to make it into our collections and Hasbro did a fine job in granting our wishes. The Commando Droid features a ton of articulation with ball jointed shoulders, elbows, knees, ankles, plus ball socket hips and head and a swivel torso. This range joints allow for some pretty dynamic posing possibilities, far more than most of the Jedi characters have been graced with – which is sad frankly. We not given much in the was of accessories but we do get a unique battle droid blaster that is capable of being attached via a post to the Commando Droid’s back. Sadly, the vibroblade that some of these droids wielded in the episode isn’t included but look for it to be packed in an upcoming battle pack later this year featuring a Clone Trooper, 2 Commando Droids and unique deco Commando Droid Unit Leader.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Toyguide Update: CW15 Whorm Loathsom
August 3, 2009 | 12:12 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with the addition of Whorm Loathsom, the next addition to the exploding Clone Wars section.

Making his debut in The Clone Wars movie, Whorm Loathsom served as a general of the CIS forces responsible for the invasion and capture of the planet Christophsis. He was ultimately defeated by Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Army of the Republic.

This figure is a faithful attempt in recreating General Loathsom’s appearance in the film, complete with exaggerated proportions and several underbite. Interestingly, this character’s design is based off an unused concept created by Doug Chaing for the Neimoidians in Episode I. It features moderate articulation with ball-joint shoulders and elbows, a ball socket head and swivel hip, waist and wrist joints. For accessories, Whorm includes removeable “shoulder pads”, small blaster pistol and a firing missile launcher designed similarly to a standard battle droid blaster rifle.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Group Project – The Cauldron
August 3, 2009 | 12:10 PM EST | Justin2

 


The Cauldron was a large gladiatorial arena on the planet Rattatak and is where Asajj Ventress first impressed Count Dooku by easily slaughtering the contestants. She faced various creatures from throughout the galaxy, from Gamorreans to giant Wampa ice creatures.

Hasbro has largely neglected this scene from the Clone Wars, but customizers are rolling up their sleeves and are creating their own versions of the gladiators seen in The Cauldron in the currentGroup Project. Head on over to the forums and join in the fun, or just check out the entries so far after the jump!

 


 

Andrew’s Toyz Update
August 3, 2009 | 8:23 AM EST | Bill

 


Andrew’s Toyz has lots of new pre-orders for the great stuff shown at Comic Con!

New Pre-Orders
– Exclusive McQuarrie Concept Art Set of 13 Action Figures
– Princess Leia Hoth Mynock Hunt Exclusive Mini Bust

Clone Wars Wave 9
– #030 Luminara Unduli
– #031 Captain Argus Senate Guard Commando
– #032 Clone Commander Thire
– #033 Battle Droid AAT Driver
– Set of 4 New Figures
– Case of 12 Figures

Clone Wars Wave 10
– #034 Matchstick (Clone Trooper Y-Wing Pilot)
– #035 Padme Amidala
– #036 Clone Tank Gunner
– #037 IG-86 (Ziro’s Assassin Droid)
– Set of 4 New Figures
– Case of 12 Figures

Legacy Build-A-Droid Wave 9
– #016 Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight)
– #017 Princess Leia (Jabba’s Prisoner)
– #018 Ewoks 2-Pack Paploo and NoAhpakk
– #019 Nien Nunb (B-Wing Pilot)
– #020 Major Panno (Prune Face)
– #021 Giran (Rancor Keeper)
– #022 Malakili (Rancor Keeper)
– #023 Nikto Skiff Guard Gunner (with Sail Barge Cannon)
– Set of 9 New Figures
– Case of 12 Figures

Clone Wars Figure Vehicle Packs
– Count Dooku with Speeder Bike
– Obi-Wan Kenobi with Freeco Speeder
Check it all out at Andrews Toyz here.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Clone Wars and Deluxe Action Figures with Vehicle
August 2, 2009 | 8:33 PM EST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received the latest Clone Wars Action Figures, Deluxe (Action Figure with Vehicle) and new Pre-Order for August. Did you miss out on the Ralph McQuarrie signature series of action figures during the 30th Anniversary collection release? Here is your chance to get the entire collection. See our Pre-Order section of our web site for more detail.

New – Clone Wars Action Figures:
Commander Pond
Obi-Wan Kenobi – CW19
Anakin Skywalker – CW18
Heavy Assault Super Battle Droid – CW11
ARF Trooper – CW10
Commander Gree – CW09
Jawa – CW08
Admiral Yularen – CW07
Mace Windu – CW06
Kit Fisto – CW05
Clone Trooper 41st Elite Corps – CW04
Rocket Battle Droid – CW03
Clone Trooper with Space Gear – CW02
General Grievous – CW01
Commemorative Tin Collection – Clone Wars

New –Clone Wars Deluxe Action Figure with Vehicle:
Clone Trooper and BARC Speeder Bike
Anakin Skywalker and Can-Cell
212th Battalion Clone Trooper and Jet backbacks
Turbo Tank Support Squad

New – Legacy Collection: 
Stormtrooper Commander – Comic Con 2009 – New
Obi-Wan Kenobi – #44
Beru Whitesun – # 45
Owen Lars – # 46
Captain Typho – #47
Anakin Skywalker – Episode III Concept Art – # 48
Tarados Gon – #49
Clone Pilot – # 52

Pre-Order – August 25th, 2009:
Princess Leia Mynock Hunt – Exclusive
Clone Wars Widevision Trading Card Box
Battle Droid Mini Bust – SAVE $10
Commander Gree Maquette – SAVE $10.00
Ralph McQuarrie Concept Action Figures Sets – SAVE $15.00
Galaxy at War – Booster Packs

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro Top 30 Fans’ Choice Poll
August 1, 2009 | 12:46 PM EST | Jayson

 


During SDCC, Hasbro announced the return of the Fan’s Choice poll giving you, the collector, a chance to once again voice your opinion on what you’d like to see next in the action figure aisle! Head into the forum for full details on our poll and submit your list today.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
August 1, 2009 | 10:36 AM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com

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BBTS SUMMER SALE:
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Over 2500 items are currently on sale at BBTS at 20% to 90% off! We’ve cut prices on tons of items – many of them to our lowest prices ever. Its time to clear out some older inventory to make way for all the
exciting new items arriving this fall. Take a spin through the sales menus, there is a huge selection of items from all our main lines as well as many more obscure lines

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NEW PREORDERS:
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STAR WARS FALL OFFERINGS
Hasbro released info on a ton of new Star Wars items yesterday, take a
look through this list:
–BUILD-A-DROID WAVE 9 – parts to build two more droids
–CLONE WARS ANIMATED WAVE 9 – case is $99.99, set of 4 new also available
–CLONE WARS ANIMATED WAVE 10 – new packaging style on all figures
–NEW VEHICLE WAVE – 2009 WAVE 4 – includes the cool Snail Tank
–FIGURE & VEHICLE WAVE 4 – Dooku, Obi-Wan, droids & their rides
–BATTLE PACKS WAVE 4 – New Lava Duel & Camino Conflict

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVE PREORDERS
We have over 30 different SDCC 2009 figures in stock and up for preorder with more on the way soon. Check out the list below for great items from Toynami, Hasbro, NECA, Underground Toys, Diamond and more.

STAR WARS – MCQUARRIE CONCEPT SET
Hasbro is bringing back 13 of the most popular McQuarrie concept figures in two exclusive boxed sets. We’ve just listed this cool set at $20 under MSRP at $84.99

SIDESHOW TOYS COMIC-CON LINEUP
Sideshow has released info on what is truly an impressive amount of new product for 2009 and into 2010. They continue to do a masterful job with the sculpts and licensing – here are the highlights – I apologize for the long list, but its worth reading through:
–PREMIUM FORMAT YODA & CLONETROOPER – Yoda runs him through
–CIRCLE IS NOW COMPLETE VADER VS KENOBI – the classic confrontation
–12″ STAR WARS GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN – looking good in blue
–COMMANDER CODY – LEGENDARY SCALE BUST – with holograph in palm
–INDIANA JONES – FERTILITY IDOL – full sized & high end – very nice
check it all out here.

July 2009 Archive

Big Bad Toy Store Update
July 16, 2009 | 8:36 AM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com

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NEW PREORDERS:
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CLONE WARS ANIMATED YODA USB DESK PROTECTOR
This new Star Wars collectible will be a great asset towards the security of your computer. This Yoda, done in the animated style, can detect motion and respond with lights and six different phrases to stop the intruder in their tracks. Priced at $26.99, this Jedi Master will be protection you can count on.

DARTH VADER & STORMTROOPER MEDICOM BE@RBRICK TWO-PACK

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NEW ARRIVALS:
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SIDESHOW 12″ STORMTROOPER COMMANDER
The Stormtrooper Commander is a capable and fearless leader of the Empires legions of Stormtroopers, Priced at $94.99, $5 off MSRP, this figure has over 30 points of articulation and comes with a Blaster Rifle and display base, and is ready to lead your Stormtroopers into battle for the Emperor.

check it all out here.

 


 

TRU Exclusive Clone Wars Commemorative Tin
July 16, 2009 | 6:56 AM EST | Jayson

 


As a follow up to Sandtroopers.com’s news post back in June, JediNews has posted final packaging shots of the Clone Wars Commemorative Tin which also reveals that this will be a Toys”R”Us Exclusive. Head over for a closer look.

 


 

Target Geonosis Arena Image Gallery
July 16, 2009 | 6:23 AM EST | Jayson

 


Our friends at JediDefender have posted a high-res gallery of images showing off nearly all of the figures in the Target Exclusive Geonosis Arena two-packs. Head on over for a closer look and prepare to drool over what is sure to be a real home run by Hasbro.

 


 

Official Clone Wars Season 1 DVD/Blu-Ray Specs
July 16, 2009 | 12:51 AM EST | Jayson

 


The Official Site has updated tonight with complete details regarding The Clone Wars Season 1 on DVD and Blu-Ray. Look for the four disc set containing all 22 episides in stores November 3. Head toStarWars.com for the full details.

 


 

StarWarsShop: SDCC TFU Stormtrooper Commander Pre-Order
July 16, 2009 | 12:24 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

StarWarsShop.com has updated tonight and is now taking pre-orders for the SDCC TFU Stormtrooper Commander. If you missed this figure before, now’s the time. Also check out their new Comic-Con Store section, perfect for those who can’t physically attend the show. It’s the next best thing! Pre-orders ship July 22.

 


 

New Galactic Heroes TRU Exclusive Sets
July 15, 2009 | 11:48 PM EST | Jayson

Galactic Hunter has updated tonight with news and photos of two previously unheard of Galactic Heroes boxed sets that have been spotted at Toys”R”Us. Head on over to view the Yavin IV Medal Ceremony with exclusive Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han and Jabba’s Sail Barge with exclusive Max Rebo with red ball organ and Droopy McCool.

 


 

New Wedge X-Wing Images
July 15, 2009 | 6:01 PM EST | Jayson

 

 

We’ve received another intercepted communication today, this time giving you a sneak peek at a couple clear shots of the rumored Target Exclusive Wedge Antillies’ “Red Two” X-Wing Starfighter. Click the images above for a closer look.

 


 

Republic Commando Update
July 15, 2009 | 1:38 PM EST | Justin2

 


A nice new image surfaced today of the Republic Commando from the upcoming Wal-Mart exclusive Evolution set. Click here for a full body shot of this retooled soldier.

 


 

SDCC Exclusive “Smiley” Luke and TFU Stormtrooper Commander
July 15, 2009 | 10:52 AM EST | Jayson

 

   

Hasbro as passed along to us official release photos for the SDCC Exclusive Smiley Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot and the re-released The Force Unleashed Stormtrooper Commander. These will be available for purchase at SDCC next week for $9.99 and $12.99 respectively and look for them to pop up for sale online through StarWarsShop.com and HasbroToyShop shortly thereafter.

 


 

New Cortosis Super Battle Droid Image
July 14, 2009 | 2:33 PM EST | Jayson

 


Our friends at Sandtroopers have posted a new image of a reworked TAC Super Battle Droid that sports a gray and red paint job and features a retooled blaster cannon left arm and and claw right arm/hand. The Cortosis SBD will be packed along side Anakin Skywalker in the DroidFactory 2.0 Sets due at Wal-Mart in August.

Head over to Sandtroopers.com for a closer look.

 


 

Rebel Pilot Legacy “Jake Farrell” Images
July 14, 2009 | 1:54 PM EST | Jayson

 

 

My fellow partner in crime, Justin “Chewie”, has found himself a couple new images of Jake Farrell, the A-Wing Pilot included in the last of the Evolutions sets “Rebel Pilot Legacy – Series III” due later this year exclusively at Wal-Mart. Head to the forums for a couple glamour shots.

 


 

Episode 203: Box-a’ Boba
July 14, 2009 | 1:12 PM EST | Jayson

 


Kubrick collectors have a new reason to rejoice as the Kubrick Boba Fett set, containing 8 variations* of Star Wars’ most famous bounty hunter, has shipped. With six regular versions, and two ultra-rare chase versions, more people are owning more Kubrick Bobas now than ever before. This week Star Wars Action News opens their own case of Boba.

We also this week have Bill Cable, president of the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society, with us talking about the medallions they are selling as a charity fundraiser for Operation Ward 57. Then we look at some of the new red packaged vehicles and Galactic Heroes, discuss the “corrected” Target exclusive Rancor variant, discuss the sell-through of the Hallmark Greedo Christmas Ornament, take your voice mails about where to find new Deluxe figures and red cards, and get plans in place for San Diego Comic Con!

If you’re going to San Diego for Comic Con, you can join us for several events. First, we will be doing a LIVE show from the Kotobukiya booth in the exhibit hall on Thursday, July 24th at 4 p.m. Come out, there will be prizes, trivia, and tell us what you think of the show. Then on Friday, Star Wars day, we will be having our annual Star Wars Action News dinner at the San Diego Burger Company in the Seaport Villiage (on the Pink Bus route). Finally Saturday we are planning a TATTOO-ine party, where you can join us and get inked, the ultimate convention exclusive! Come to any or all of these events, and let us know if you’re joining us on the forums at swactionnews.com.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Video Versions.

*Note: there are actually nine different Boba Fett Collection Kubricks

 


 

50% off AT-TE with Christmas In July at Toys”R”Us
July 14, 2009 | 12:11 PM EST | Jayson

 


Toys”R”Us through its affiliate Toys.com announces Christmas In July where from Sunday, July 19 through Saturday, July 25 you get a HUGE 50% off discount on the Clone Wars AT-TE making it the ultra attractive price of only $49.99. Head over to Toys.com for the entire list of deals.

*Thanks for Yak Reader Eric for the photo.

 


 

Update: Lego Tantive IV Blockade Runner Images
July 14, 2009 | 9:41 AM EST | Jayson

The Eurobricks Forum has revealed a new image today showing what looks to be the instruction booklet for the upcoming 10198 Rebel Blockade Runner. Watch for its release later this year in October and head on over to the Eurobricks for a closer look.

Thanks for PaulSkywalker for the report.

Update: 7/15 Image removed upon request.

 


 

Imperial V-Wing Fighter Update
July 14, 2009 | 6:53 AM EST | Jayson

 


Hot on the heels of our post yesterday revealing the Imperial V-Wing, an eBay auction has turned up confirming that this will be part of the Clone Wars line and a Toys”R”Us Exclusive.

 


 

Indiana Jones and Han Solo – Yupon Style
July 13, 2009 | 11:58 PM EST | Jayson

 

 

Here is a look at the Indiana Jones line of Yupons from Kotobukiya. These figures, much like Kubricks, are only available in Japan, and thus will not be sold in the US. They are plastic, measure an inch and a half tall and the base is a little bigger than a quarter. Each figure is sold separately in vending machines as blind boxes figures. As a bonus, this set also has one “chase” figure which is Han Solo. Head into the forums to check out the entire set which includes ROTLA Indy, TOD Indy, Marion, Mola Ram, Henry Jones Sr., Mutt, Irina Spalko and Han.

 


 

Yakfinities #30 – The Old Republic
July 13, 2009 | 10:01 PM EST | Justin2

 


It’s hard to believe, but we are already up to our 30th Yakfinities Customizing Challenge!

If you’re a customizer, this is one you won’t want to miss out on, and we’ve got a few nice prizes to boot. Head on over to the forums for all the details after the jump!

 


 

Star Wars on Food Network?
July 13, 2009 | 9:17 PM EST | Bill

Fans of the Wookiee Cookbook and recipes like “Darth Malt” won’t be surprised to know that Star Wars appears to be one of the featured subjects on an upcoming Episode of Ace of Cakes on the Food Network, when show starts its new season on July 19th, at 9:00 Central.

 


 

Dewback with Sandtrooper at Sandtroopers
July 13, 2009 | 9:14 PM EST | Jayson

 


Our friends at Sandtroopers have posted a rather fitting new battle pack considering their namesake. Head over for a closer look at a new Dewback with Sandtrooper that will be exclusive to Wal-Mart later this year.

 


 

FIRST LOOK: Imperial V-Wing Fighter
July 13, 2009 | 5:05 PM EST | Jayson

 

 

We’ve received another intercepted communication today, this time giving you a sneak peek at the Imperial V-Wing Fighter. While it doesn’t look quite like the all gray version at the end of ROTS, this version does sport a more dark, Imperial look complete with Imperial insignia. Click the images above for a closer view and look for more details regarding availability at SDCC.

 


 

Qui-Gon Jinn and Eopie Mail Away Form
July 13, 2009 | 5:02 PM EST | Jayson

 


Since Hasbro posted the announcement of the Qui-Gon Jinn and Eopie Mail Away Promotion, users have been unsuccessful in downloading the pdf from their pages. Fear not, Hasbro has passed along the pdf file for download.

So if you want to get the jump on the promotion, you can download the form here.

Thanks to the Hasbro Customer Service Dept. for their assistance.

 


 

AT-TE Shipping Again
July 13, 2009 | 2:06 PM EST | Justin2

In case you missed out on Hasbro’s AT-TE last year, TRU stores have been receiving new shipments of them again for the past couple weeks. With so much coming out soon, if you’re wanting one it might be a better idea to do it now than wait a few more weeks when there’s so many other things on the shelves too. Retail price – $99.99.

 


 

New Clone Wars Hitting Shelves
July 13, 2009 | 11:37 AM EST | Jayson

Reports are coming in that the many of the new Clone Wars figures in the new packaging are being found on retailers shelves, namely Target stores in California. So if you’re collecting this line, look for you wallets to start taking a wallop just in time for SDCC!

 


 

Anakin Skywalker ArtFX+ Prototype Giveaway
July 13, 2009 | 7:09 AM EST | Jayson

Kotobukiya teams up KotoCollectors.com to help them launch a new collector fan based site and message board dedicated 100% to Kotobukiya products. They are starting by giving away a one-of-a kind Star Wars prototype, used in the creation of the Anakin Skywalker Clone Wars ArtFX+. This very unique prize was never made available to the public, never sold, is truly a one of a kind collectible and would be a great addition to any collection. There are two ways you can earn free entries to win this: the first way is sign up for KotoCollectors Message Boards and help to get them going, the second way is visit the Kotobukiya booth at Comic-Con.

Once you have 10 posts there (before 7/31/2009 at 11:59pm EST), you will be automatically entered to win. One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries to win the Anakin Skywalker Clone Wars ArtFX+ Prototype (which will be shipped free of charge Worldwide). You can also earn a second bonus entry by checking out the Kotobukiya Booth #2601 during Comic-Con July 25th at Noon, where information on how to obtain a bonus entry will be given out. We may even have more surprises and bonus entry info as the week goes on, so stay tuned. Check outKotoCollectors.com and enter today!

 


 

Wal-Mart Exclusive Octuptarra Droid Boxed Shots
July 12, 2009 | 7:56 AM EST | Jayson

 

 

We’ve received another intercepted communication this morning revealing packaging for the upcoming Octuptarra Droid. This version is substantially larger than the Tri-Droid from TAC line and features firing missiles and a cockpit for a droid pilot similar to how the Homing Spider Droid was designed. Look for the Octuptarra Droid to be exclusively sold at Wal-Mart sporting the pull-out diorama style packaging.

Click the images above for a closer look.

 


 

New Agen Kolar and Concept Ki-Adi-Mundi Prototypes
July 12, 2009 | 7:39 AM EST | Jayson

 

 

We’ve received another intercepted communication this morning revealing prototypes for the New Agen Kolar figure, slated for release in the new Revenge of the Sith wave (wave 11), and a Concept Ki-Adi-Mundi based on Derek Thompson’s unused design from ROTS. Click the images above for a closer look.

 


 

Geonosis Arena Battle Droid Prototypes
July 12, 2009 | 7:12 AM EST | Jayson

 


We’ve received another intercepted communication this morning clarifying details and revealing images regarding the Target Exclusive Geonosis Arena Two Packs.

Here’s now the two-packs breakdown:
Kit Fisto & Geonosian Warrior
Coleman Trebor & Jango Fett
Yoda & Droidekka
Roth-Del Masona & Super Battle Droid
Joclad Danva & NEW SA Battle Droid
Mace Windu & NEW SA Battle Droid Commander

Click the image above for a closer look at the prototypes for NEW Battle Droid and Battle Droid Commander.

 


 

Shadows of the Empire TIE Fighter Identified
July 10, 2009 | 11:14 PM EST | Jayson

 


A couple months back, our friends at JediDefender uncovered a photo (shown above) of a new TIE Fighter with retooled cockpit. At the time it was thought that the mold of this TIE might be a mockup due to red viewport and top hatch. Well after our post yesterday about a rumored “Shadows of the Empire” TIE Fighter, I dug out my issues of the SOTE comics and sure enough the image above closely matches the TIE illustrations. Have a look:

Again, I expect that this theory will be officially confirmed at San Diego Comic Con. Weigh in with your opinion of this potential discovery in our forum.

 


 

Hallmark Ornament Premiere Reminder
July 10, 2009 | 1:00 PM EST | Jayson

 


Don’t forget! This weekend (July 11 & 12) is the Ornament Premiere Weekend at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores where you’ll be able to pick up this year’s Star Wars Ornaments, and if you’re lucky you can score the Limited Edition Greedo as well.

 


 

Sponsor News: Wave 7 Revision 1 In Stock at Entertainment Earth
July 10, 2009 | 9:37 AM EST | Jayson

 


Entertainment Earth has restocked and are currently filling orders for the Attack of the Clones Wave(Wave 7 Revision 1) of Legacy Collection figures. Don’t forget, they are also offering free shipping on orders over $99.00. Head over and get yours as they’re going fast!

 


 

New Items on the Horizon?
July 9, 2009 | 11:17 PM EST | Jayson

We received a bit of intel “confirming” a few rumored vehicles and battle packs coming to stores near you. Remember, nothing is official until Hasbro says it is but maybe we’ll see some or all of these at SDCC in a couple weeks. From the translated text:

Vehicles Star Wars – AT-ST Walker The AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport)
The AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) Walker was a biped walking, which the Republic towards the end of the Clones has been used. Later he found it increasingly being used in the Empire Galactic Civil War. Two medium-heavy anti-tank cannon blaster for the missile and a further Blaster and a grenade launcher for defense against close that was the relatively AT-ST heavily armed. His armor was protection against Infantriewaffen. The AT-ST was as fast surcharge by mobile scout vehicle designed. On level ground he was able to speeds of up to 90 km / h reached. Unfortunately, its construction uneven terrain is not particularly effective

EUR 55, — Available by the end of August 2009

Star Wars vehicles – Tie Interceptor
The TIE Interceptor was in his establishment of the normal TIE Fighter are very similar. Instead of normal hexagonal wing but he had more arrow-shaped inlet end to the front wing. The Interceptor was one of the fastest-hunter of the galaxy. The new form gave the wing TIE Interceptor is not only a menacing appearance, but reduced its silhouette and made him so difficult to meet. As the name states, the TIE Interceptor as a fast, agile and heavily armed Interceptor designed. The Interceptor had no hyper-drive, however, and was thus a Large battle ships as operational base dependent.
EUR 55, –Available from early September 2009

Vehicles Star Wars – Tie Fighter ‘Shadows Of The Empire’
The TIE Fighter formed the backbone of the Imperial forces hunters. The TIE Fighter was characterized from extreme maneuverability and high speed. That was on life support, shields and a hyper drive waived. This exclusive TIE Fighter is a model from the era of ‘Shadows of the Empire’, the time between Episode V and VI is located

EUR 55,– Available from mid-September 2009

Star Wars – Clone Wars Battle Pack Assortment
Assault on Grievious Lair
Mace Windu & Clone Troopers
EUR 29, — Available from early September 2009


Thanks to “danny” for the info!

 


 

Star Tours 2.0 On Track
July 9, 2009 | 9:13 PM EST | Bill

It seems that we will definitely be seeing Star Tours 2.0, both in Disneyland and Disneyland Tokyo, however it’s been delayed until the Spring of 2011 instead of Spring 2010. Check out full story on Miceage here.

 


 

New Yuuzhan Vong Image at JediDefender
July 9, 2009 | 4:54 PM EST | Jayson

 


Our friends at JediDefender have scored a new image showing off the huge Yuuzhan Vong figure from the upcoming “Equals and Opposites” Comic Pack. Head on over for a closer look.

 


 

Hasbro, Inc. to Host Charity Premiere
July 9, 2009 | 3:27 PM EST | Jayson

While not Star Wars news per se, this is well worthy of covering here since it is for a worthy cause.

Hasbro, Inc. to Host Charity Premiere of G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra 
Benefit supports Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Bradley Hospital
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (July 9, 2009) – On August 3, fans of the G.I. JOE brand will have an early opportunity to see their favorite action heroes come to life at a special charity premiere of G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra, hosted by Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS). Hasbro is underwriting the entire evening’s festivities, with 100 percent of ticket sales benefiting Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Tickets are on sale now.


You can read the full press release here in our forums .

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
July 9, 2009 | 12:21 AM EST | Bill

 


Here is another quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com – the GI Joe news below is huge.

—————— FEATURED PREORDER: ——————

GI JOE: COBRA ISLAND 7-PACK EXCLUSIVES
Hasbro has just given us the okay to list this year’s awesome shared exclusive set. The Attack on & Defense Of Cobra Island features 14 figures and is up for preorder at $69.99 for the full set. Many of these figures were not been released singly or with vehicles during the 25th Anniversary line, so this is the only way to get them. The Joe team includes one each of: Outback, Recondo, Zap, Chuckles, Hit & Run, Wetsuit, and Freefall. The Cobra set includes one each of Dr. Mindbender, Range Viper, Alley Viper, Lampreys, B.A.T., Night Creeper, and Strato Viper. We also have these available singly, by the case, and for a $30 savings, you can get both the Cobra Island sets and both the Extreme Conditions sets for $109.99.

————- NEW ARRIVALS: ————-

SIDESHOW DARTH VADER – A NEW HOPE
These will be arriving later today, we have limited stock remaining at $114.99. This great figure captures the essence of Vader as he first appeared in Star Wars . check it all out here.

 


 

New Commander Thire Images at Sandtroopers
July 8, 2009 | 10:32 PM EST | Jayson

 


Our friends at Sandtroopers have scored a couple new images showing off the Clone Wars Commander Thire featuring his removable helmet with posable macrobinocs and trusty blaster.Head on over for a closer look.

 


 

StarWarsShop: Exclusive Mos Eisley Cantina Souvenir Tee
July 8, 2009 | 3:58 PM EST | Jayson

 


StarWarsShop.com has updated with the addition of their Exclusive Mos Eisley Cantina Souvenir Tee. These fitted black tees feature the stylized Cantina graphic with signature Tatooine dome, twin suns, silhouettes of Momaw Nadon and Kabe (that’s Hammerhead and “the mouse alien” to you old-skoolers), and Mos Eisley street address. The backside includes the bar’s slogan “This place can get a little rough”.

 


 

Episode 202: My Thumb Drive is Better Than Yours
July 8, 2009 | 3:23 PM EST | Jayson

 


Thumb drives are great items. Tiny, handy, and universal. As long as you don’t lose one out of your pocket in a sofa cushion with several weeks worth of work, they are items becoming as ubiquitous today as a floppy disc or CD was years ago. Perhaps that is why we Star Wars fans now have not one but TWO companies producing USB Thumb Drives for our data storage needs. For the past several years Mimobot has produced some of the cutest thumb drives this side of Endor, and now Funko, makers of the popular Star Wars bobbleheads, gets in on the action. Find out about these new entries on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

Also this week, we have first-time Star Wars author Christie Golden, author of the new Fate of the Jedi novel Omen, with us. She discusses what it is like being a first-time author writing in the EU, and hints at some things we can expect to see coming up in the series!

With a Hasbro Q&A, a lament of bent red cards, and a discussion why the Acme Leia is hot! hot! hot! It’s all this week on Star Wars Action News!

And stay tuned for more Star Wars Action News content from San Diego ComicCon, including a live show at the Kotobukiya stage! Come to swactionnews.com for more details!
You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Video Versions.

 


 

StarWarsShop: New Arrivals
July 7, 2009 | 9:34 PM EST | Jayson

 

 

StarWarsShop.com has updated tonight with a couple new pre-orders. First up, they’re now taking pre-orders for an StarWarsShop Exclusive version of Star Wars: 1,000 Collectibles that includes a Steve Sansweet and Anne Newmann autographed bookplate label.

Also available for pre-order is the Henry Jones, Sr. 12-inch figure from Sideshow Collectibles. Pre-order now and save $10.00

 


 

Mailaway Qui-Gon/Eopie Promotion Details
July 7, 2009 | 9:03 PM EST | Jayson

 


Hasbro has updated today revealing details of the Mailaway Qui-Gon Jinn w/Eopie Promotion. It looks as though collectors get off relatively light as it’ll only cost you $6.99/$8.99 CDN and 5 UPCs from the TLC, SL or CW lines*. Look for the redemption form to start appearing soon with the new packaging switch over.

*To save yourself some dollars, you can use the UPCs from the Blue/White packaging as they share the Assortment numbers with the new red/white packaging, meaning you’ll only need to score yourself an official redemption form.

 


 

Wattographs July Autograph Signings: Femi Taylor & Jerome Blake!
July 7, 2009 | 1:59 PM EST | Brandon

Wattographs is proud to announce its July autograph signings with Femi Taylor who played Jabba’s defiant dancer Oola in “Return of the Jedi” and Jerome Blake who took on multiple roles in “The Phantom Menace” playing Mas Amedda, Jedi Master Oppo Rancisis, Rune Haako, and Orn Free Taa among others.

For those unfamiliar, Wattographs hosts private autograph signings every month with the various talents who worked on our favorite Trilogies. We take YOUR personal items (action figures, posters, etc) to get signed in person!

Femi Taylor and Jerome Blake will also be signing official photographs provided by OfficialPix.

Signing ends June 31st at 11:59:59pm. Personal items need to arrive to Scott by July 31st. Please visit Wattographs for address and full signing details!

www.Wattographs.com

 


 

New Ewoks Previewed at Yoda’s News
July 7, 2009 | 11:43 AM EST | Jayson

 

 

Our friends at Yoda’s News have been given a great preview of the Paploo and NoApaak Ewok two pack due out later this year in the Return of the Jedi wave. Head on over for the sneak peek and look for more of these two furballs at SDCC in a couple weeks.

 


 

Photonovel Spotlight – DARKCHILD Act 1 
July 7, 2009 | 10:43 AM EST | Justin2

 


Forumite julianmaurice has posted the first chapter in an all new photonovel series that looks very promising. His photoshop and diorama techniques are amazingly done and should be an inspiration for anyone wanting to start working with their own photonovel series – check on out the first installment he has shared with us after the jump!

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
July 6, 2009 | 9:40 PM EST | Bill

 


Hi – Here is a quick update from Big Bad Toy Store

————-
NEW ARRIVALS:
————-

STAR WARS RESTOCK
We’ve received more stock on a variety of sold out items including: Clone Turbo Tank, New Millenium Falcon, FX Lightsabers, Galactic Heroes, Titanium, Vehicle Figure Packs, Build-A-Droid, Mighty Muggs and more.

————–
NEW PREORDERS:
————-

STAR WARS USB DRIVES
Funko brings us a variety of fun new USB drives in the form of all the favorite characters from Star Wars. Choose from Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Yoda and more. Each drive is $24.99 and holds 2GB.

STAR WARS INDOOR FLYING R/C STARSHIPS
A new line from Hasbro was just announced today. We don’t have any images yet, but these ultra light flying starships will have full radio control features. The Jedi Starfighter and Republic Gunship are $47.99 each or $89.99 for the pair. check it all out here.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 69th Edition
July 6, 2009 | 9:50 AM EST | Jayson

 


The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the “answers” to questions submitted back on 6/12.Head to our forum to find out what they had to say.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Legacy Collection Figures and Titaniums
July 6, 2009 | 6:07 AM EST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has received the latest Star Wars Legacy Collection Action Figures and new Titanium ships.

New – Titanium:
Anakin’s Podracer
Hyena Bomber
Xanadu Blood
Davish Krail’s Gold 5 Y-Wing
Hound Tooth
Sebulba’s Podracer
Y-Wing (Clone Wars)
John Branon’s Red Four X-Wing
plus older ships in-stock

New – Legacy Collection: 
Obi-Wan Kenobi – #44
Beru Whitesun – # 45
Owen Lars – # 46
Captain Typho – #47
Anakin Skywalker – Episode III Concept Art – # 48
Tarados Gon – #49
Anakin Skywalker – Attack of the Clones – # 50
Jango Fett – # 51
Clone Pilot – # 52
ARC Trooper – # 53

In-Stock – Legacy Collection:
Luke Skywalker #38
Emperor Palpatine #39
Captain Needa #40
Princess Leia #41
Ugnaught #43 (version 1)
Hoth Rebel Trooper #44 (version 1)

 


 

Yakfinities #29 Roundup Report
July 4, 2009 | 1:46 AM EST | Justin2

 


Another Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just wrapped up and there is little doubt that this past one was the best one yet, with our highest participation total to date.

If you like seeing great customs, then you’ll love seeing the work submitted by Yakface forum members in this Roundup Report! Checking out all the entries and seeing who won some prizes for their participation is just one click away!

 


 

Get To Know Your Bounty Hunters Better
July 3, 2009 | 1:06 AM EST | Justin2

 


We’ve got a handful of new images of the upcoming Cad Bane for your viewing pleasure… some of these pics may influence your opinion on whether or not this is a figure worth picking up. Decide for yourself if Hasbro delivers a winner or comes up lame by checking out all the new images here!

 


 

Galactic Heroes Slave I
July 3, 2009 | 12:50 AM EST | Justin2

 


Our friends at echobaseforums.com are reporting that Hasbro will be releasing Boba Fett’s infamous ship in the Galactic Heroes line – check out the image of this upcoming toy for the little ones afterthe jump!

 


 

FREE Shipping at StarWarsShop.com
July 2, 2009 | 3:42 PM EST | Jayson

StarWarsShop.com is offering FREE Shipping on orders over $20 for two weeks only (July 1 through July 14).

 


 

Star Wars TV Series Rumors
July 2, 2009 | 12:23 PM EST | Jayson

Sci Fi TV out of Australia is reporting confirmations of pre-production being started for the as yet to be named series in the land down under.

Rumours about the pre-production of Star Wars, the live action series, to be shot in Australia, have been confirmed by several inside sources.

The quality and style of writing that will be used will be of the highest quality, and local, and writers will be sourced from outside traditional Science Fiction shows. Several big names within the Australian industry (including writers from the Award-winning Love My Way and the Award-winning Secret Life of Us) have been approached by Star Wars uber-producer, Rick McCallum.

Love My Way and Secret Life of Us can be characterised by the focus on relationships and emotional landscapes (traditional ‘chick shows’, if you will). Bringing this element into the world of Star Wars sees a marked departure of the final three films and animated Clone Wars, where the primary audience was children.

This throws the new series into a whole new spotlight, and should excite fans of the Star Wars universe looking towards more adult fare


More solidification of rumour into fact will come as soon as possible.

 


 

Interview with a Sith Lord
July 2, 2009 | 11:11 AM EST | Jayson

Sci Fi UK has posted a exclusive interview with Dave Prowse, the man behind Darth Vader. Head on over for the interesting piece with some great insights into Prowse’s Star Wars experiences.

 


 

Mousedroid.com Turns Six
July 2, 2009 | 7:23 AM EST | Jayson

 


CRICKEY!!!! Mousedroid.com, the Only Australian Star Wars News Site, celebrates 6 years online and they continue their focus purely on Star Wars collecting the land down under, supporting a small but loyal collecting community by presenting a unique Aussie view of the Star Wars Universe.

Congratulations guys!

 


 

Episode 201: Thank You Arnie and Marjorie
July 2, 2009 | 6:57 AM EST | Jayson

 


On this special secret commemorative episode of Star Wars Action News, the Star Wars Action News community tell Arnie and Marjorie congratulations and thank you for everything they have done for the past 200 episodes of the best Star Wars collecting podcast on the web.

Tune in as we share the emails and voicemails of fellow listeners in addition to some favorite Star Wars Action News memories as well as a whole host of pictures, fan art, and tributes.

And listen in to find out what collectibles the community hand-picked and hunted down to add to The Sithsonian.

Its all here this week on Star Wars Action News.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Regular or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

StarWarsShop New Arrivals
July 1, 2009 | 10:30 PM EST | Jayson

 

 

StarWarsShop.com updates tonight with a couple new additions to their online store. If you picked up their Mos Eisley Cantina 6-Piece Blaster Glass Set a couple weeks ago, what better way to add to your barware with their Exclusive Mos Eisley Cantina 2-Piece Pint Glass Set. Also available for pre-order is the Death Star Cookie Jar, the perfect place to keep your Wookiee Cookies.

 


 

A Peek Inside the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary
July 1, 2009 | 8:56 PM EST | Jayson

 


Ten years ago in a galaxy not far away LEGO and Star Wars came together! To celebrate this decade, DK Publishing is releasing the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary, a guide to the ingenious designs that translate Star Wars characters, vehicles and environments into LEGO creations. DK has offered up an exclusive peek at one of the page spreads. Head to the Official Site for more.

 


 

The 2009 Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge Finalists
July 1, 2009 | 8:48 PM EST | Jayson

Atom.com and Lucasfilm Ltd. have once again joined forces for the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge, a contest honoring the best Star Wars-related short digital videos, and announced today the 22 finalists for the 2009 edition of the challenge. Atom.com and Lucasfilm Ltd. have partnered on the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge since 2000; past honorees include such hits as Chad Vader, Star Wars Gangsta Rap,Star Wars Revelations, and Pink Five.

Head to the official site for more details and then cast your vote at StarWars.Atom.com.

 


 

Yakface Forum Anniversary
July 1, 2009 | 1:49 PM EST | Brandon

 

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

It is with huge excitement and pleasure that the Yakface.com Staff is pleased to celebrate its THIRD year of serving collectors worldwide through the addition of the Yakface.com Forums! It is hard to believe that three years has already come and gone! We’ve had some troublesome times, many ups and downs, but more importantly we continue to have many new members join our fanbase daily. We couldn’t have done any of this without all of our fans’ support and participation.

Jump over to the forums now to read more of the announcement and to read about all the great additions and changes we’ve made to celebrate!

 


 

SDCC Exclusive Luke Dagobah Variant Mimobot
July 1, 2009 | 12:08 PM EST | Jayson

 


Introducing the Luke Dagobah Variant of Darth Vader Unmasked MIMOBOT revealing Luke as he imagined himself in the famous Dagobah scene of Empire Strikes Back. As a San Diego Comic Con exclusive, only 500 Luke Dagobah Variants will be produced. Available at the MIMOBOT booths #2913 and #4938 at Comic Con, July 22 – 26.

Head to Mimobot.com for more details.

June 2009 Archive

Fate of the Jedi: Omen
June 30, 2009 | 8:36 PM EST | freebird

Here you go Ladies and Gentlemen. My latest review Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Omen Click hereto read it.

 


 

Star Wars Comic-Con Panel on G4
June 30, 2009 | 1:01 PM EST | Justin2

For those craving as much Star Wars information as possible at Comic Con this year, Entertainment Weekly has reported the following:

Variety reports that “The Star Wars Spectacular” will become the first televised panel in the history of Comic-Con when it airs July 25 on cable channel G4 (the panel takes place the previous day). Fronted by Attack of the Show! co-hosts Olivia Munn and Kevin Pereira, the two-hour presentation will deliver unseen footage along with a reading of a new script in the Clone Wars series. Panel members will include Lucasfilm exec Steve Sansweet and Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni.

Thanks to Yakface Newsie darth_sidious for the heads up.

 


 

Yakface Arcade is Live!
June 30, 2009 | 2:13 AM EST | Justin2

 


For the past couple weeks, a new feature at Yakface has taken the forums by storm – the YAKFACE ARCADE!

Inside the Arcade you will find a ton of addicting games that you can access, from old school favorites like Tetris and Pac Man to newer Star Wars themed ones (and you can even beat the crap out of some penguins while you’re at it if you’re feeling a little punchy).

Once you’ve entered the Arcade, you’ll have the opportunity to knock off a few of the current champions too – right now we’re all gunning for Yakkers Delaton and JediJman – if you’d like to take a crack at dethroning these two, then enter the Yakface Arcade HERE!

Note – You’ll need to be a registered Yakface forum member to join in the fun – so if you haven’t teamed up with us in the forums yet, now’s the perfect time!

 


 

Wedge “Red Two” Antilles Loose Images
June 30, 2009 | 12:51 AM EST | Jayson

 

 

The crew at JediDefender has acquired a couple loose shots of the upcoming Target Exclusive Wedge Antilles figure that is packed along with his trusty X-Wing Fighter. Look for him and his fighter at Target later this year, but until then head over to JediDefender for a sneak peek.

 


 

Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store
June 28, 2009 | 9:54 PM EST | Bill

 


Hi – Here is a quick update from Big Bad Toy Store about more new arrivals and a variety of new preorders!

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NEW PREORDERS:
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STAR WARS – OFFICIAL STARSHIPS & VEHICLES COLLECTION
This cool series features miniature metal models of all the greatest ships from Star Wars. Each set also features a magazine with background info and specs on the ship. All the sets are priced at $16.99 each. check it all out here.

 


 

Just in Time for Summer: Slave Leia Image Surfaces
June 28, 2009 | 12:12 PM EST | Jayson

 


The imperial spies over in the Sandtroopers forum have turned up an all new figure this morning showing off the Princess Leia in Slave Outfit. Although it is missing the soft goods portion of the costume to cover her naughty bits, the image does show the alternate lower body accessory that allows her to be displayed in a lounging pose. Head on over for the shot and then let your opinions of the figure be heard in our forums.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: 14% Off All In-Stock Items
June 27, 2009 | 6:50 PM EST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles is celebrating it’s 14th anniversary this July 1st, 2009. To commemorate this millstone, we are offering customers 14% discount on all in-stock merchandise. A discount code will need to be keyed into the order form to receive the discount. The discount code is Annv14 and expires on July 6th, 2009. This offer is only good on in-stock items and is not valid on pre-order or check/money order payments.

In Stock – Miscellaneous Items: 
Type “MISC” in the search box to view

In-Stock – Legacy Collection:
Luke Skywalker #38
Emperor Palpatine #39
Captain Needa #40
Princess Leia #41
Ugnaught #43 (version 1)
Hoth Rebel Trooper #44 (version 1)

In-Stock – Clone Wars Action Figures:
Kit Fisto – # 27
Clone Trooper – 41st Elite Corps – #26
Rocket Battle Droid – #25
Jar Jar Binks #24

 


 

Judge Me By My Size Do You?
June 26, 2009 | 11:23 PM EST | Jayson

 

   

For those who are curious as to the difference in sizes between previous modern era cards versus the new more eco-friendly design, I snapped a few pics showing how much smaller they really are. Click the images above for the comparison.

 


 

Dagger Squadron B-Wing and Lars Homestead Markdown
June 26, 2009 | 2:06 PM EST | Jayson

For those looking to complete there B-Wing Dagger Squadron or have been holding out on that Lars Homestead, Toys R US is currently offering an addition 20% discount on these two exclusive bring the prices to $23.98 and $31.98 respectively. This sale lasts until 7/19 and until supplies last.

 


 

Clone Wars Previews Continue
June 26, 2009 | 1:53 PM EST | Justin2

 


We’ve got a few new pics of more Clone Wars figures for your viewing pleasure again today – head on over to the forums for a closer look!

 


 

More Saga Legends Found
June 26, 2009 | 9:31 AM EST | Jayson

 


It looks like the new Saga Legends packaging is really starting to ship in quantity as I saw these at a couple of my local Target stores here in Minnesota this morning. Above is a quick snapshot of what one particular store had available: Yoda, 501st Clone Trooper, Saesee Tiin, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Super Battle Droid, Clone Trooper (EII) and Clone Trooper (EIII). The packaging design is quite striking in person as is the new smaller form factor.

 


 

Ever Wanted a TFU Shaak Ti?
June 25, 2009 | 11:27 PM EST | Justin2

 


Yakface forum member Incom recently made an amazing version of Shaak Ti in a customizing Group Project here in the forums – and now he’s offering it up for fellow Yakkers to bid on with Yak Points, which are earned through forum participation!

Pretty hard to pass up an opportunity to own such a great custom figure – if you’re interested in owning it, and of course you are – then click here!

 


 

Episode 200: Putting You in the Spotlight
June 25, 2009 | 8:24 PM EST | Jayson

 


For almost four years Star Wars Action News has been the only podcast bringing you weekly updates with the latest in Star Wars collecting news, product reviews, collecting tips, and commentary. With 199 episodes behind us, why stop now? We continue to bring you the best in Star Wars Collecting with updates on the latest from Gentle Giant, Acme Archives, but to celebrate 200 episodes we have done this show in full video! Darth Bounty and Darth Rockstar take YOU along on a Cincinnati store toy run, and our UK Reporter Steve, the GingerPrince, takes you to the largest Toys R Us in Manchester.

But the focus of this week’s show is to celebrate you, the listeners of Star Wars Action News for 200 episodes. With the video submissions of several listeners, you can take a video tour of the theater room and collection of Jedi Larry B, and get display tips from Scott, Jerry, and Kevin. And you can relive your youth as we have several young Star Wars fans sharing their favorite collectibles with us.

Then we have some in-depth looks at collectibles as Kevin provides a special vintage review and Jerry shares with us his love of Star Wars lenticulars, an item that demands video to be appreciated.

With a disturbing look at what collectors do when (they think) no one’s looking to an inside look at the creative process behind Star Wars comic books, an obligatory 80s reference, and much, much more, it’s all on this celebratory episode of Star Wars Action News.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Video Versions.

 


 

New USB Flash Drives from Funko
June 25, 2009 | 5:00 PM EST | Jayson

 

   

Entertainment Earth has updated today adding a few new items to their store for pre-order. Funku has gotten into the thumb drive game with their first series of Star Wars themed USB 2GB Flash Drives. Place your pre-order now for YodaBoba FettStormtrooper and Darth Vader

 


 

New Legacy and Clone Wars Battle Pack Images
June 25, 2009 | 2:54 PM EST | Jayson

Sir Steve’s Guide has posted new hi-res shots of a few upcoming Legacy and Clone Wars Battle Packs. Head on over for the Gelagrub Patrol, Rishi Moon Outpost Attack, Battle for Endor and Geonosis Assault sets.

 


 

More on Wal-Mart Commando Evolutions
June 24, 2009 | 4:10 PM EST | Justin2

As a follow up to the great pics that our friends over at Jediinsider.com revealed recently of the upcoming Wal-Mart Exclusive Evolution Sets, a little investigative work has uncovered another preview of a few of these clones. Head on over to the forums and check them out here.

 


 

R2-D2 Gets Another Summer Blockbuster Cameo
June 24, 2009 | 2:07 PM EST | Jayson

StarWars.com is reporting that R2-D2 is getting another cameo* in the next big summer blockbuster. Be on the lookout for him as an “easter egg” in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen during a desert scene.

*R2-D2 was also given a cameo in the new Star Trek.

 


 

Hello Wars?
June 24, 2009 | 12:28 AM EST | Jayson

 


Ever wonder what a mash up between Star Wars and Hello Kitty would look like? Me neither, but it’s cute as hell. Head over to HelloWars.com and check out their site and order a sticker or two.*

*Sorry folks, store’s now closed due to copyright infringement.

 


 

New Wal-Mart Exclusive Evolutions Packaging
June 23, 2009 | 9:07 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

The team over at JediInsider have acquired packaging images of the last of the Evolutions Sets that are slated for release as a Wal-Mart Exclusive. Head over for a glimpse of the Imperial Pilots II, Evolution of the Commandos and Rebel Pilots III.

 


 

More New Clone Wars and Legacy Figures 
June 23, 2009 | 8:37 PM EST | Jayson

 

    

The spies over at Sandtroopers have reloaded yet again with a few more carded images from the Clone Wars and Legacy Collections. Head on over for shots of Clegg Holdfast, Queen Amidala in Travel Gown, Clone Tank Gunner, Clone Pilot “Matchstick” and Darth Sidious – Hologram with Mechano Chair*.

*Anyone else find it odd that Hasbro’s packaging designers chose an image of the ROTJ era Palpatine instead of an Episode I image on which this figure is based? Yeah, me too,

 


 

Lightsabers and Blasters for Wii Coming Soon
June 23, 2009 | 8:20 PM EST | Jayson

Coming this fall, you’ll be able to play your favorite Star Wars Wii games like a true Jedi Master or Clone Trooper with Lucasfilm licensed Lightsabers and Blasters!

Head to the official site for more info details.

 


 

Another Look at Upcoming Clone Wars Figures
June 22, 2009 | 3:22 PM EST | Justin2

 


A few more loose images of some upcoming Clone Wars figures surfaced today, head on into the forums and check out Cad Bane, Whorm Loathsome and a couple Commando Droids.

UPDATE – New pics of Clone Trooper Denal have been added!

 


 

The Return of the Rocket Firing Boba Fett – Only Smaller
June 21, 2009 | 7:23 PM EST | Jayson

 


A listing over on the Yahoo Japan auction site confirms a much speculated (and hoped for) chase figure for the upcoming Boba Fett Collection in the Medicom/Tomy Kubrick line: The Rocket Firing Boba Fett! This Kubrick is a homage to the highly coveted Vintage piece and, if you’re lucky, will be the next best thing to adding that bit of nostalgia to your colllection.

Thanks to “icruise” over in the JediDefender Forums for the tip off.

 


 

New Clone Wars Figure Images
June 21, 2009 | 6:31 PM EST | Jayson

 

  

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have acquired new Clone Wars figure images courtesy of their super-intel scavenger Gorkoracing. Head on over to their forums to view some great close-ups of the new Obi-Wan Kenobi in Space Suit, 4A-7 and my favorite, Yoda.

 


 

Rykrof Enloe – The Fallen Ones
June 21, 2009 | 11:18 AM EST | Justin2

 


Just in time for Father’s Day, a new installment in the Rykrof Enloe series has been released! This is one chapter you certainly don’t want to miss as chaos in the galaxy ensues following the death of Count Dooku – head on over to the forums and check it out after the jump!

 


 

Star Wars Nostalgia in Southern Tunisia
June 21, 2009 | 11:17 AM EST | Justin2

In what could contain a hint of things come in the live TV series, an article at The National talks about the experiences that some vacationers have had when visiting Tunisia, the famous location for many scenes on Tatooine in our beloved films.

In particular, one local worker in the area mentions the following about areas used in the films:“He gives us money, and we fix it. He said there is another part of Star Wars filming here. In the summer, maybe.” 

It’s an interesting read – check it out here, and thanks to darth sidious for the heads up!

 


 

Kubrick Deluxe Series 1 and 2 Revealed
June 19, 2009 | 11:46 PM EST | Jayson

JediDefender has revealed that during this weekend’s Medicom Toy Exhibiton, a new line of Kubricks was announced that borrows a bit from Hasbro’s Droid Factory “Build A Droid” concept. Each six figure set includes an extra piece to build a larger seventh item.

Deluxe Series 1: Jabba’s Palace
Includes Jabba’s Palace Luke Skywalker (with bone), Chewbacca as Boushh’s Bounty, C-3PO w/Salacious Crumb, R2-D2 (w/Sail Barge Serving Tray), Bib Fortuna and Amanaman!

Collect all six figures and build a Kubrick scale Jabba the Hutt and Dais!

Deluxe Series 2: Hoth (Echo Base)
Includes Luke Skywalker in Hoth Gear, Han Solo in Hoth Gear (now with goggles), Princess Leia Organa in Hoth Gear, Chewbacca (Millennium Falcon Mechanic), R-3PO and a Snowtrooper Commander!

Collect all six figures and build a Kubrick scale AT-ST Walker!

Head on over for the images.

 


 

Gentle Giant: The Republic Commando Invasion Begins!
June 19, 2009 | 10:59 PM EST | Jayson

 

   

Over the years Gentle Giant has received many requests for the Delta Squad Clone Troopers from the Lucasarts video game Republic Commando. So it comes with great pleasure that we can grant the wishes of our dedicated Star Wars collectors world wide!

As the invasion begins, The Republic Commandos (shipping 4th quarter) will be offered to 4 locations across the globe, as well as directly to Gentle Giant’s Premier Guild Members. There will also be a strictly limited edition box set of all 4 busts made available exclusively at Gentle Giant Ltd

Boss – The Netherlands – Total 1,300 Edition size
Fixer – Japan – 1,300 Edition Size
Sev – UK – Total 1,300 Edition size
Scorch – USA – Total 1,300 Edition size

Head to Gentle Giant Collectors for a complete distribution breakdown

 


 

New Products from Gentle Giant
June 19, 2009 | 10:35 PM EST | Jayson

Gentle Giant updated with a several product reveals this week featuring mini busts and a set of Trash Compactor themed book ends.


Princess Leia in Hoth Fatigues Avail. April 2010

From Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back and the Icy Battle of Hoth Comes Princess Leia Organa. This 6.5 inch mini-bust has been finely sculpted and accurately detailed. Leia is depicted here in a practical insulated snowsuit and vest in traditional Alderaanian white in memory of her home world.


Star Wars Trash Compactor Bookends Avail. April 2010

Cast in high quality Poly stone then hand painted to exacting standards. Each is then numbered and comes complete with matching certificate of authenticity and is a limited edition.

Measuring 6″ deep, 12″ Wide and 7.5″ high, these bookends are well suited for DVD’s, Books and Graphic Novels. The modular aspect allows the consumer to display them in a number of ways.

Both of these are available for pre-order now through various online stores and of course Gentle Giant Ltd.

 


 

Disney Exclusive Star Wars Potato Heads
June 19, 2009 | 8:51 PM EST | Jayson

 


This October, guests of Walt Disney World, Florida and Disneyland Resort, California will find three new characters from the popular Star Wars Potato Head series available for purchase exclusively from the two parks.

Chipbacca, Mashter Yoda, and C-3PotatO will each retail for about $12.95. Get ’em while they’re…well, you know!

Head to the official site for a closer look.

 


 

First Look: The Complete Vader
June 19, 2009 | 8:48 PM EST | Jayson

StarWars.com updates tonight with a peek inside the new The Complete Vader book due for release this October. It explores Vader’s creation, evolution, merchandising, and impact on pop culture, with hundreds of photos and a handful of removable “interactive inserts” scattered throughout.

Head to the official site and view a slideshow showcasing a few of the page spreads in this highly anticipated, behind-the-scenes look at the Dark Lord of the Sith.

 


 

New Legends Packaging at Wal-Mart
June 19, 2009 | 1:36 PM EST | Justin2

While at a Wal-Mart outside of the St. Louis area today, I noticed that the Star Wars section was fully restocked – not with the new AOTC B.A.D. wave, or even newer Clone Wars figures – but more Legends figures. But this time, they were the new packaging… and sitting right next to them on the pegs were a lot of the blue and white packaging – of the same figures no less.

It was rather easy passing on figures that have been repacked several times now and most of these were just $4.99 during their initial release, but if you’re a variation collector you might want to check out your local Wal-Marts to see if these have hit your store yet.

Of note, all of these had bent cards and dinged corners – could be a sign that the new packaging design is going to be tougher to find MOMC.

Click here to discuss in the forums.

 


 

The Clone Wars: Bombad Decoded
June 19, 2009 | 1:21 PM EST | Jayson

 


Just a reminder that Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded returns tonight featuring the episode “Bombad Jedi” from season one. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded enhances each episode with exclusive content created by the Lucasfilm Animation talent responsible for the show itself. It airs tonight at 9:00 EST/8:00 CST.

 


 

Medicom Parco Toy Exhibition ’09 Carded “Toy Fair” Vader
June 19, 2009 | 12:57 PM EST | Jayson

 


The annual Medicom Toy Parco Exhibition kicked off last night and preview attendees were treated to a new carded Darth Vader that pays homage to the chrome Vader from 2002’s Toy Fair, complete with lightsaber that penetrates through the top of bubble. And like previous Parco exclusives, it’s already commanding quite a premium on eBay.

Thanks to the order at JediDefender for the heads up.

 


 

Pre-Orders and Available Items… Check it out…
June 19, 2009 | 7:36 AM EST | Mark

Over at SideShow, they have the following avail;able for Pre-Order and Also Second Chance in stock…

In Stock NOW…
212th Attack Battalion - Utapau Clone Trooper 12-inch Figure

 


 

Customizer Mega-Spotlight
June 18, 2009 | 10:52 PM EST | Justin2

 

  

There’s been so many great customs posted in our forums lately that the only thing that seemed fair was to do a spotlight of several members at once!

So without further delay we are happy to show off the works of Jedistyle who in addition to a Duros Jedi, has finished up another batch of his classic work we have all come to know and love.

A newer forum member to Yakface, CUYVALDAR has already made a splash with his Artic Gear Captain Rex, along with several other impressive customs.

Last but not least, jlw515 brings forward an amazing custom of Chewbacca as Snoova, followed up by several more original works of his own.

 


 

“Crumb Bomber” Gunship Revealed
June 18, 2009 | 9:13 PM EST | Jayson

 


The crew at JediNews have acquired image of the new/retrofitted Republic Gunship dubbed the “Crumb Bomber”. This version includes deployable boarding ramps, full-length blast doors, more hidden weaponry than you can shake a stick at and of course the unique Kowakian monkey-lizard deco. Head to jedinews.co.uk for a closer look.

Thanks to Yak Forum Mod Paul Skywalker for the tip.

 


 

New Clone Wars Figure Images
June 18, 2009 | 4:23 PM EST | Jayson

The crew at Sandtroopers has acquired a couple new images today showcasing the upcoming Clone Wars Padmé Amidala and a prototype of a reworked Clone Wars Magnaguard featuring a soft good cape and interchangeable heads. Head on over for a sneak peek!

Also, the guys at JediDefender have picked up a couple more Cad Bane images showing off more of his detail and articulation. Give them a gander as well.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
June 18, 2009 | 8:43 AM EST | Bill

 


Hi – Here is a quick update from Big Bad Toy Store

BBTS ON TWITTER

We’ll be posting information on select new preorders and new arrivals moments after they go up on the site. We’ll also have some general toy news and special sale items from time to time.

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NEW PREORDERS:
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NEW FORCE FX LIGHTSABERS – COUNT DOOKU, OBI-WAN KENOBI NEW VERSION
Hasbro has announced two new lightsabers in their Force FX line. Count Dooku get’s his first Force FX lightsaber, while Obi-Wan Kenobi is getting a new second version. Each of these collectibles is priced at $99.99, and they are expected to arrive this September.

NEW DIAMOND JULY OFFERINGS
Diamond has a large amount of new items this month. There are Darth maul and Bumblebee Rotocast Bust Banks, an Ultimate Quarter Scale Han Solo from “A New Hope,” new Battlestar Galactica figure large and small, a new Marvel Select Spider-Man, a Beverly Hills Cop Minimates set and more.

STAR WARS DARTH MAUL ROTO CAST BUST BANK

STAR WARS UQS MOS EISLEY HAN SOLO ACTION FIGURE

SIDESHOW 12″ IMPERIAL SHOCK TROOPER – MILITARIES OF STAR WARS
The Imperial Shock Troopers, red and white armored precursors to the Stormtrooper, were the protective force for Senators and other government details on Coruscant. This 12″ figure comes with a Carbine Blaster and a Long Rifle, and has over 30 points of articulation, for tons of display options. The Shock Trooper is priced at $84.99, $5 below MSRP, and will be ready to join your army later this year.check it all out here.

 


 

Acme Archives SDCC Exclusive ANH Princess Leia Character Key
June 17, 2009 | 9:44 PM EST | Jayson

 


Acme Archives has officially announced their SDCC Exclusive Character Key: Princess Leia from A New Hope. Limited to an edition size of 750, this character key will be available for pre-order for Comic-Con attendees only July 1st 12pm PST through July 15th 12am PST and will be ready to pick July 22-26th at the con.

 


 

Adidas Originals Launches Star Wars Line
June 17, 2009 | 4:57 PM EST | Jayson

 


Global streetwear icon, adidas Originals is proud to announce a unique collaboration with one of the world’s best known and loved brand marks: Star Wars. This stellar Spring/Summer 2010 collection fuses iconic Star Wars characters and scenes with classic adidas Originals footwear and apparel silhouettes.

Head to the official site for more.

 


 

Rykrof Enloe as an Old Man!
June 17, 2009 | 1:42 AM EST | Justin2

 


Anyone who knows me in this hobby is aware that my favorite two things about it are customizing and photonovels. And nothing is more fun that seeing other people show off their creative side in their love for Star Wars.

But this custom, to me, is already an all time favorite… an amazing custom of none other than Rykrof Enloe, as an older man during the Rebellion Era, courtesy of forum member DanOfTheDead. As part of the current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge, he made this to be the leader of a group of amazing fan fiction Rebels he has been working on the past two months. Just look at the amazing detail in the face!

Check out the latest group of entries in the current Customizing Challenge HERE, and remember submissions are accepted throughout this month – so there’s still plenty of time to get your entries in too.

 


 

Yakfinities #30 – Vote Now
June 16, 2009 | 6:08 PM EST | Justin2

The next Yakfinities Customizing Challenge is right around the corner, but first we need to decide what the theme will be! Head on over to the forums and cast your vote!

 


 

StarWarsShop Exclusive Mos Eisley Cantina 6-Piece Blaster Glass Set
June 16, 2009 | 5:09 PM EST | Jayson

 


StarWarsShop.com is now taking pre-orders for the Mos Eisley Cantina 6-Piece Blaster Glass Set. Each glass features a cute cantina patron drawing and cantina logo – Perfect for anyone looking to stock their own bar at home. Just remember, Han shot first!

 


 

Sandtroopers Covers George Lucas Award Ceremony
June 16, 2009 | 2:17 PM EST | Jayson

Chris “Darth” Spice over at Sandtroopers.com has posted his summary of events from attending the George Lucas Award Ceremony at the Gene Siskel Film Center this past Saturday. Head over for the read and to view his interview with “The Maker”.

 


 

StarWarsShop Exclusive Stormtrooper Commander Mini Bust
June 16, 2009 | 1:23 PM EST | Jayson

 


StarWarsShop.com has now taking pre-orders for the Exclusive Stormtrooper Commander Mini Bust from Gentle Giant. This StarWarsShop Exclusive limited to 2500 pieces and ships this October. The perfect gift for any The Force Unleashed, Mini Bust or Stormtrooper fan!

 


 

StarWarsShop.com Gets a Facelift
June 16, 2009 | 1:06 PM EST | Jayson

 


After a being offline yesterday, StarWarsShop.com has relaunched today with a brand new look! Head over and explore all their deals at the new online store.

 


 

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Outcast
June 16, 2009 | 9:10 AM EST | freebird

Here’s my latest review. Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Outcast Click here to read it. Next up. Fate of the Jedi: Omen

 


 

Episode 199: The Ultimate Autograph–George Lucas!
June 16, 2009 | 8:52 AM EST | Jayson

 


For anyone who collects autographs there are some rare, hard to get autographs that would be the one they want above all others. The rarity of these autographs is what makes Master Replicas able to charge $800 more for a Millennium Falcon WITH Harrison Ford’s autograph versus one without. For Arnie, that ultimate autograph has always been George Lucas, and this past weekend at the Siskel Film Center Arnie was able to get that autograph and meet “the maker”. This week on Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie report on the George Lucas tribute at the Siskel Center and discuss finally getting that picture and autograph.

Also this week, we have a vintage review of not one but two vintage Death Star playsets, one you probably know very well and the other you might not have heard of.

With a review of the new Clone Wars novel No Prisoners and a Hasbro Q&A, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Regular or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Clone Wars Tin Sets
June 15, 2009 | 7:51 PM EST | Justin2

Remember the Commemorative Tin Sets that hit clearance everywhere a couple years back? Well apparently someone at Hasbro thinks these are worth bringing back… this time animated style.

For a few pics head on over to Sandtroopers.com

 


 

Four New Clone Wars Clone Two Packs Revealed
June 15, 2009 | 4:45 PM EST | Jayson

There has been a flurry of new Clone Wars Two-Packs popping up today across the fan sites. Rebelscum has posted two featuring Lt. Thire and Clone Trooper Rys and Yoda & Clone Trooper Jekand JediDefender’s spies have snapped up a different set featuring Captain Rex & Fives whose packaging also reveals a Clone Commander Cody and Echo as well. Head on over to check’em out.

 


 

New Clone Wars Items Leaked
June 15, 2009 | 2:48 PM EST | Justin2

Nick over at jeditemplearchives.com was able to find some new Clone Wars items at a local shop in his area recently, including the Republic Turbo Tank that we are all looking forward to.

Quite a score! Check out all the details after the jump!

 


 

Forum Update
June 15, 2009 | 2:37 PM EST | Justin2

For the next week we’ll be implementing some updates to the Yakface forums. As a result you might experience some downtime. We appreciate everyone’s patience.

 


 

Congratulations Bill & Takami
June 15, 2009 | 11:42 AM EST | Jayson

A warm congratulations goes out to our very own Bill Cox as he and his new bride, Takami, tied the knot this past weekend in Texas. We truly wish the best for you both!

 


 

OT – More Star Trek Figures from Playmates
June 15, 2009 | 11:38 AM EST | Justin2

 


Whether or not you’re a Star Trek fan, it’s always fun to see another line of figures in the 3-3/4″ scale that we all know and love. Head on over to Trekmovie.com for some great previews of the second wave of figures from the new flick.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: June Pre-Order – Lovely Leia Signed Giclee & More
June 14, 2009 | 3:40 PM EST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles has added new June 2009 pre-order items this week.

New Pre-Order – June 25th, 2009:
Obi-Wan Kenobi EP III – UQS – SAVE $10
Interactive 15-inch R2-D2
Luke Skywalker – Bespin Fatigues Statue – SAVE $10
Oola – Mini Bust – SAVE $10
Lovely Leia – Signed Fine Art Giclee
Clone Wars Map Pack #3 – The Crystal Caves of Ilum

In Stock – Real Mask Collection Series 1
Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker
Luke Skywalker
AT-AT Driver
Figrin D’an (Bith)
Zuckuss
IG-88
Nein Nunb
Admiral Ackbar

NEW –Legacy Collection:
Luke Skywalker #38
Emperor Palpatine #39
Captain Needa #40
Princess Leia #41
Hoth Rebel Trooper #44 (version 1)
Ugnaught #43 (version 1)

In Stock – NEW Remote Control:
R2-Q5
R2-D2
R5-D4
R5-X2

NEW – Battle Packs:
Rancor with Luke Skywalker
Scramble on YAVIN
Jabba’s Palace
Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol
Hoth Recon Patrol

NEW – Clone Wars Action Figures:
Kit Fisto – # 27
Clone Trooper – 41st Elite Corps – #26
Rocket Battle Droid – #25
Jar Jar Binks #24

 


 

Clones… and more Clones!
June 14, 2009 | 3:00 PM EST | Justin2

 


For all you Clone Wars fans we’ve got some more images for you today of more army builders due out later this year – head on over to the forums and check them out!

 


 

Sir Count Dooku for Actor Christopher Lee
June 12, 2009 | 11:24 PM EST | Jayson

 


Famed Christopher Lee, Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus in Episode II and III has been chosen to receive knighthood courtesy of her Majesty the Queen of England. Head to Yahoo for more details.

Thanks to forumite darth sidious for the heads up!

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 68th Edition
June 12, 2009 | 1:23 PM EST | Jayson

 


The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on 5/22. Answers this week cover: U-3PO’s color shift, the Magnaguard Fighter’s non-advertised feature and Willrow Hood’s progress*.

Head to our forum to find out the answers.

*My poorly worded question might have caused us not to get a teaser shot of this figure this round. : (

 


 

New Rykrof Enloe Previews
June 12, 2009 | 11:02 AM EST | Justin2

As the Clone Wars draw to a close, Commander Rykrof Enloe will soon find himself facing perilous decisions as the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire.

We’ve got several new previews of what’s just around the corner for Rykrof and his allies in the next chapter – head on over to the forums for a sneak peek!

 


 

The Clone Wars: Duel of the Droids Decoded
June 12, 2009 | 10:01 AM EST | Jayson

 


Just a reminder that Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded returns tonight featuring the episode “Duel of the Droids” from season one. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded enhances each episode with exclusive content created by the Lucasfilm Animation talent responsible for the show itself. It airs tonight at 9:00 EST/8:00 CST.

 


 

Joker Squad Makes Wired’s Father’s Day Gift Guide
June 11, 2009 | 1:58 PM EST | Jayson

Wired Magazine has released their yearly “Father’s Day Gift Guide” and making the list is theEntertainment Earth Exclusive Joker Squad Multipack . You can get yours or your dad’s set today in time for Father’s Day next weekend.

 


 

Imperial Shock Trooper 12-inch Figure
June 11, 2009 | 9:08 AM EST | Mark

SideShow Toy Pre-Orders start today…

 


 

R2’s Cameo Has Been Found
June 11, 2009 | 8:37 AM EST | Jayson

Looks like the R2-D2 easter egg in the new Star Trek has been found! The official Facebook pageupdated this week revealing the answer and announced the winner of the contest.

Here is the answer (highlight the spoiler text):

“During the Drill Machine sequence as the Enterprise comes out of its barrel role amidst destruction of the other Federation ships above Vulcan, we cut to an interior Enterprise bridge over the shoulder of Kirk that is looking out through the front viewscreen. In space, R2-D2 is floating in the debris from about the top middle of the screen to the bottom right.”


For an image of the above scene, visit the gadget site Gizmodo.com

 


 

Star Wars Series IV Mimobots Revealed 
June 10, 2009 | 11:49 PM EST | Jayson

 


Mimoco, makers of the MIMOBOT collection of designer USB flash drives, is celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Phantom Menace with an all-new series of themed MIMOBOT characters, beginning with the iconic, tattooed face of the deadly Sith apprentice, Darth Maul. Darth Maul will be the thirteenth character in the Star Wars MIMOBOT collection of flash drives, and is joined by Clone Wars’ Captain Rex and…TWO Darth Vaders – one sporting the younger charred Anakin from EIII and a chase/shortpacked version showing the older, pale Anakin from ROTJ.

Head to Mimoco’s official site for their press release and then head to StarWarsShop.com to preorder yours.

 


 

New Comic Pack Imagery
June 10, 2009 | 1:24 PM EST | Justin2

Our pals over at Rebelscum.com have gotten their hands on some new pics of both new and repackaged Comic Packs due out in the red and white Legacy Packaging. Check them out HERE.

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
June 9, 2009 | 11:54 PM EST | Bill

 


Hi – Here is a quick update from Big Bad Toy Store

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NEW PREORDERS:
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SIDESHOW 12″ HENRY JONES, SR. FIGURE
Sideshow’s new 12″ figure of the father of Indiana Jones is on its way. Henry Jones, Sr. comes with accessories like his hat, briefcase, umbrella, most of his wardrobe, the Holy Grail and more, and is priced at $86.99.

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NEW ARRIVALS:
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REAL ACTION HEROES YOUNG INDIANA JONES
This flashback figure shows Indiana Jones as he appears in his teens. The sculpt is a great likeness of River Phoenix, the actor who played young Indy, and he comes with a variety of items, including the Cross of Coronado. This figure is a great piece for River Phoenix fans as well as Indy fans of all ages, and he’s priced at $139.99, $10 below MSRP. check it all out here.

 


 

LEGO® Star Wars Days this Weekend at Legoland California
June 9, 2009 | 8:47 PM EST | Jayson

Dress up as your favorite STAR WARS character and join the 501st Legion of stormtroopers as they roam the Park in full garb this weekend (June 13-14)! Participate in the costume contest, building activities and product viewings. Also, join other STAR WARS fans for their LEGO® Fan Club STAR WARS™ Gallery and giveaways!

Click here for more details.

Thanks to Keven for the tip.

 


 

Kilometers 4 Katie
June 9, 2009 | 10:24 AM EST | Jayson

 


A new website has launched for Kilometers 4 Katie aimed at raising money for the Make A Wishfoundation in memory of Katie Johnson. Head over to find out how you can contribute to a very worthy cause.

 


 

Episode 198: Joke’s On Us
June 8, 2009 | 11:18 PM EST | Jayson

 


Ever since 1977 Star Wars fans have loved Stormtroopers. But the problem is, they’re all mostly the same. Sure, there are Sandtroopers with their colored shoulders, and Snowtroopers with their erie hoods and half-capes, but really there is just one Stormtrooper. Leave it to Hasbro to find a way to give us a multi-pack full of unique, helmet-removable stormtroopers by making the Joker’s Squad of Stormtroopers from the Legacy comic books. We review these figures this week.

Also this week we look at other offerings from Hasbro including some new Titaniums, the Target exclusive remote controlled Astromech droids, the Target exclusive Jabba’s Rancor, and the TIE Fighter Bust from Gentle Giant.

And remember the Star Wars Action News video idol contest where you can win great prizes and prize packs from sponsors Most Wanted Collectibles, Brian’s Toys, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles.

To enter just contribute a video for Star Wars Action News’ 200th episode and turn it in by 6/17/2009. All the details about the contest can be found on the show or at our web site. We look forward to seeing your videos!

And thank you for listening to this week’s Star Wars Action News.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Regular or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

New Clone Wars Deluxe Images
June 8, 2009 | 10:38 PM EST | Jayson

 

 

Our friends at JediDefender have acquired a few new packaged shots of the upcoming Clone Wars Deluxe Assortment. Head on over for a gallery of the 212th Attack Battalion Troopers and the Turbo Tank Support Squad.

 


 

Coming Soon: Clone Wars “Decide Your Destiny”
June 8, 2009 | 9:59 PM EST | Jayson

Some of you older reader may remember “Choose Your Own Adventure” books from your childhood and now the younger reader of today will get to experience something similar with a Star Wars twist.

You can now battle against the forces of evil or join them should you so wish, in an incredible new novel format being published by Penguin in the UK this summer! (North American readers will have to wait a little bit longer, but Decide Your Destiny will be available here as well.)

The series will launch in the UK in July with The Way of the Jedi and Tethan Battle Adventure. Both stories will have over 50 choices to make and can be read over and over again as they won’t necessarily end the same way each time!

Head to StarWars.com for the more.

 


 

Entertainment Earth Deal of the Day: Crimson Empire Crucible Set
June 8, 2009 | 9:30 PM EST | Jayson

 


Entertainment Earth is offering a special Twitter “Deal of the Day” on the Exclusive Crimson Empire Crucible Set. Today and today only you can pick up this multipack set for the low price of $25.90 – saving you $9.00! Head over and pick yours up today!

 


 

Customizing Challenge Updates
June 8, 2009 | 8:27 PM EST | Justin2

 


The current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge, TEAMS continues through the month of June – be sure to check out the latest entries or submit your own creation here.

Want to help decide what your fellow Yakkers will customize next? Open discussion is taking place before we vote on the 30th Yakfinities – so head on over and offer a suggestion!

 


 

Photonovel Spotlight – Darth Kikinou
June 8, 2009 | 8:13 PM EST | Justin2

 


Forum member Darth Kikinou has updated his photonovel series, The Guardians of Peace and Justice, with an all new exciting installment.

In this latest chapter you’ll see plenty of action as Master Sifo-Dyas squares off against several Mandalorian raiders, and the evolution of evil itself as Darth Plagueis begins to discover the secrets of the Dark Side.

All that aside, when Iktotchi Monks begin serving roasted Toydarian to the noble Jedi, you knowthings are about to get nasty… check out this very enjoyable new installment after the jump!

 


 

Worth 1000 Celebrity Star Wars 5 Photoshop Contest
June 8, 2009 | 3:27 PM EST | Jayson

Worth 1000 held a Photoshop contest challenging digital artists to create unique works combining celebrities and Star Wars characters. Head to Worth 1000 to view the entries. Thanks to forumiteIncom for the tip.

 


 

Steel CIty Con: Celebrity Guest List Continues to Build
June 7, 2009 | 7:40 PM EST | Jayson

 


Promoters of the Steel City Con have just announced several major celebrities that will be doing a signing appearance at the upcoming show December 4-6, 2009. Apart from professional wrestlers in attendance, Star Wars fans will be treated to special signing appearance by Peter Mayhew (“Chewbacca” from Star Wars). Attendees will also see a large number of Comic Book Artists and Illustrators. Of course, a big reason that most enjoy going to the Steel City Con is to see the massive selection of vendors selling new and vintage toys and comic books. Head to steelcitycon.com for more details.

 


 

Wattographs Autograph Signings: Phil Tippett & Colin Ware!
June 7, 2009 | 12:00 PM EST | Brandon

In 1984 Phil Tippett along with John Berg headed the ILM animation department in The “Empire Strikes Back.” Tippett & Berg’s innovative stop-motion technique brought life to the rebellion’s Tauntauns and menacing AT-AT Walkers. Afterwards, Tippett led the creature shop in 1983 for “Return of the Jedi” supervising all the aliens of Jabba’s Palace and the rebellion which won him the Oscar that year. He was personally selected by Stephen Spielberg to supervise the animation of dinosaurs for “Jurassic Park”. His other films include “Virus” and “Starship Troopers” among others. Mr. Tippett will be signing official photographs and fans’ personal items!

Colin Ware played cowardly neimoidians, Lushros Dofine and Viceroy Nute Gunray in “Revenge of the Sith.” Gunray continuously avoided capture and trial during the Clone Wars until Darth Vader brought him to justice -from a certain point of view. Mr. Ware will be signing official photos and fan’s personal items!

Signing ends June 30th at 11:59:59pm EDT. Personal items need to be in Scott’s possession by June 30th. Visit Wattographs for complete signing details!

www.Wattographs.com

 


 

Want an Autographed Copy of Fanboys? Follow us on Twitter!
June 6, 2009 | 8:43 AM EST | Jayson

 


Fanboys director Kyle Newman was kind enough to send us a couple autographed copies of the Fanboys DVD, so I figured what better way to kick off our official Twitter launch than to give them away to our followers. From now until the end of next Saturday (June 13) I’ll be picking two followers at random and if selected, you’ll receive your very own signed copy! Joining Twitter is easy, so sign up and start following us and many other Star Wars fans today!

 


 

Lars Homestead on Sale (finally) at TRU
June 5, 2009 | 5:01 PM EST | Jayson

 


Those that have been holding out for the Lars Homestead until the price was a little more palatable can start searching your Toys R Us aisle as it appears to have been marked down $39.98 (orig. $49.99). If you don’t have a store in your area, this price is also being honored online.

 


 

B.A.D. Phase II Darktrooper – It’s HUGE!
June 5, 2009 | 2:06 PM EST | Jayson

 


Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have acquired a new image of the Phase II Darktrooper and if you thought the first version was beefy, this new B.A.D. is massive.

 


 

NEW Carded and Loose Clone Wars and Legacy Images
June 5, 2009 | 1:55 PM EST | Jayson

Our friends at YodasNews have posted a slew of new carded and loose images covering the Clone Wars, Legacy, Titanium and Galactic Heroes assortments. Head over for the high-res goodness.

 


 

The Clone Wars: Downfall of a Droid Decoded
June 5, 2009 | 1:50 PM EST | Jayson

 


Just a reminder that Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded returns tonight featuring the episode “Downfall of a Droid” from season one. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded enhances each episode with exclusive content created by the Lucasfilm Animation talent responsible for the show itself. It aires tonight at 9:00 EST/8:00 CST.

 


 

Kubrick Series 10 Chases Revealed!
June 5, 2009 | 11:18 AM EST | Jayson

 


Images have surfaced at Instinc Toy’s Blog for the chase figures in Medicom’s soon-to-be-released Kubrick Series 10. Be on the hunt for Commander Gree, Tion Medon and a four-armed version of General Grievous! These chases join the common figures in this Revenge of the Sith themed series: Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader (with removable helmet), Clone Trooper, Tarfful, Darth Sidious and General Grievous.

 


 

The Force Among Us Hits the Big Screen – One Night Only!
June 5, 2009 | 10:14 AM EST | Jayson

The Force Among Us makes its official big screen debut Friday June 12th 2009 – for one night only the documentary will be shown at the Gene Siskle Film Center at 8pm. Tickets are limited and can be purchased in advance at siskelfilmcenter.org limited copies of the film are also still available on dvd at the film’s website. Cris and Cort will also be on WGN morning news the day of the event as well.

 


 

Sideshow Collectibles Announces 12″ Imperial Shock Trooper
June 5, 2009 | 9:12 AM EST | Jayson

 


Sideshow Collectibles updates revealing the next offering in their Militaries of Star Wars line – the Imperial Shock Trooper 12-inch figure! Pre-orders start next thursday.

 


 

Sideshow Toy Pre-Order
June 5, 2009 | 7:59 AM EST | Mark

Here are some nice pre-orders from Sideshow…

R2 VCD
There is also a Yoda VCD.. Very Cute.. Darth Maul looks awesome!

Also In Stock…
Tusken Raider Premium Format Figure - Sideshow Exclusive
Plus many others… Check it out!!!

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
June 4, 2009 | 11:39 PM EST | Bill

 


Hi – Here is a quick update from Big Bad Toy Store We’ve just added lots of new preorders for all of your favorite lines. In addition, be sure to check out the SDCC 2009 DIAMOND EXCLUSIVES
We’ve listed a number of Diamond’s SDCC 2009 exclusives. A couple have already sold out, but we’ve still got pre-orders available for the new G1 Megatron Bust, the Angry Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man Bank, and the Dawn in Red Schoolgirl Skirt Statue, at $69.99, $19.99 and $39.99, respectively check it all out here.

 


 

YakTube – The Emperor’s Royal Guard
June 4, 2009 | 10:44 PM EST | Niktom

 

What not to do when approaching any member of the Emperor’s Royal Guard.

The Emperor’s Royal Guard


Thanks to my favorite Royal Guard, Lucious Talvloinne (TR 4126), for pointing me to this video. Thumbs up, thumbs down? Talk about it in the forums.

 


 

SWAN 200th Episode Video Contest
June 4, 2009 | 5:10 PM EST | Jayson

 


Star Wars Action News is about to reach its 200th episode, and to celebrate they are holding a video creation contest! You can win a 1/6 Scale Ki-Adi Mundi, a set of Clone Wars Jedi Art-FX Statues, a Vintage Carded Return of the Jedi Stormtrooper figure, Gentle Giant products, and more! All you have to do to enter is make an original, short video about Star Wars or Star Wars Collecting.

You have until 6/17/09 to enter (extended from the original 6/10 date). All the details can be found at swactionnews.com. Good luck and we look forward to seeing your videos!

 


 

Carded Figures Galore at Sandtroopers
June 4, 2009 | 4:50 PM EST | Jayson

The reporting legion in white at Sandtroopers have assembled a new gallery of 20 Clone Wars carded figures due later this year. Even though there are some repacks in the refreshed line, you’ve got to admit they look pretty sharp in the new packaging. Head over for all the shots.

 


 

Summer Group Project is Here!
June 4, 2009 | 12:34 AM EST | Justin2

 


For all you customizers out there itching for a fun project to work on this summer, the GLADIATORS GROUP PROJECT is for you!

Group Projects are similar to the Yakfinities Customizing Challenges, but these are a bit more character specific. However, this time the topic is a little more theme based than usual which gives us all some more variety to work with.

For the full scoop and how you can participate, one click gets you all the details.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: New Legacy Collection Action Figures
June 3, 2009 | 8:36 PM EST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles received these new items this week.

NEW –Legacy Collection:
Luke Skywalker #38
Emperor Palpatine #39
Captain Needa #40
Princess Leia #41
Hoth Rebel Trooper #44 (version 1)
Ugnaught #43 (version 1)

NEW Remote Control:
R2-Q5
R2-D2
R5-D4
R5-X2

NEW – Battle Packs:
Rancor with Luke Skywalker
Scramble on YAVIN
Jabba’s Palace

In Stock – Real Mask Collection Series 1

NEW – Clone Wars Action Figures:
Kit Fisto – # 27
Clone Trooper – 41st Elite Corps – #26
Rocket Battle Droid – #25
Jar Jar Binks #24

Pre-Order – June 25th, 2009
Obi-Wan Kenobi EP III – UQS – SAVE $10
Interactive 15-inch R2-D2
Luke Skywalker – Bespin Fatigues Statue – SAVE $10
Oola – Mini Bust – SAVE $10
Lovely Leia – Signed Fine Art Giclee
Clone Wars Map Pack #3 – The Crystal Caves of Ilum

 


 

New Republic Gunship Prototype Images
June 3, 2009 | 11:03 AM EST | Justin2

 


Your clone ranks can ride more safely soon as the folks over at jedinews.co.uk have gotten their hands on several prototype images of a retrofitted Republic Gunship featuring full-length blast doors, drop down boarding hatches and modified rocket launchers. Head on over and check out all the great pics after the jump!

Also thanks for forum moderator Paulskywalker for the heads up.

 


 

Red/White Packaging Appearing
June 3, 2009 | 6:56 AM EST | Jayson

 


It looks like the new red and white packaging is starting to trickle out at retail. Yakreader Dave J sends in this pic from the aisles of his local Target showing off the role playing lightsabers new look. It’ll just be a matter of time before the seas of blue and white are replaced by this new unified design.

 


 

UPDATE: New Clone Trooper Squad Exclusive at K-Mart
June 2, 2009 | 5:49 PM EST | Jayson

 


UPDATE: Volkerc over at POTF2.com has confirmed that the Clone Trooper Squad 4-Pack reported on last month will in fact be a K-Mart Exclusive. Head on over for new boxed photos.

Posted on May 15, 2009 | 8:44 PM EST by Jayson.
Forum Moderator “Paul Skywalker” posted a tip in the forums with word* of a new Legacy Clone Trooper set entitled Clone Trooper Squad that includes a red ARC Trooper Commander, Clone Scuba Trooper, Clone Trooper w/CIP Quad Cannon and General Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Armor. All these figures are repacks of previous releases and there’s no word yet as to where the sets will be available.

 


 

Episode 197: We Get Mugg-ed
June 2, 2009 | 8:51 AM EST | Jayson

 


The Star Wars Mighty Muggs are an interesting line. While so many of the Muggs warm shelves across the nation, others go for top dollar on eBay. With shoddy distribution and a number of exclusives, the only true reliable way to get the newest Muggs at near-retail prices is ordering by the case. This week on Star Wars Action News, we open cases of Wave 8 and 9 Mighty Muggs and see if they are worth the trouble, and also review the exclusive Admiral Ackbar and Shadow Stormtrooper Muggs.

Also this week we have a very special Hasbro Q&A. Recently Hasbro announced that the collector market is waning and as such actions have been taken, such as removing the upcoming Force Unleashed wave from the regular lineup, instead making those figures exclusives, and that there will be a reduction in future collector-specific figures in the line. On this week’s Q&A we drill for details on what this means for the Legacy collection, for comic packs, for the upcoming Expanded Universe wave of figures, and for collectors in general. Hasbro was very generous in giving us in-depth, detailed answers and it is one of our most thought-provoking Q&As yet.

And more this week, Star Wars Action News along with sponsors Brian’s Toys, Sideshow Collectibles, and Kotobukiya are holding a contest in celebration of Star Wars Action News’ 200th episode. Details are revealed in this episode on how you can win a 1/6 Scale Ki-Adi Mundi, a set of Clone Wars Jedi Art-FX Statues, or a Vintage Carded Return of the Jedi Stormtrooper figure! Listen to find out how to enter and win STAR WARS ACTION NEWS VIDEO IDOL!

With voice mails from Disney World and more, it’s all this week on Star Wars Action News.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Regular or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Star Wars: The Old Republic “Deceived” Trailer
June 1, 2009 | 11:11 PM EST | Jayson

 


Run! Don’t walk to view the trailer for the new Star Wars: The Old Republic online game. If you thought the The Force Unleashed looked intense, wait ’till you see this! I wouldn’t mind seeing this as a feature length film.

 


 

Steve Sansweet to Appear at Star Wars Weekends June 5-7
June 1, 2009 | 11:03 PM EST | Jayson

 


Star Wars author, collector, and Lucasfilm’s head of Fan Relations, Steve Sansweet is making a guest appearance at Star Wars Weekends this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Steve will be at Wicket’s Warehouse, the special store chock full of Star Wars Weekends exclusive merchandise, where he’ll also be signing copies of his last two books, The Star Wars Vault and The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia and he’ll be bringing along some cool give-aways as well.

Steve’s schedule is:
Friday, June 5: 12:30 to 2:30 PM
Saturday, June 6: 1:30 to 3:30 PM
Sunday, June 7: 12:30 to 2:30 PM

Head over to StarWars.com for more details.

 


 

Yoda Speaks in Star Wars Insider #110
June 1, 2009 | 10:56 PM EST | Jayson

 


The voice behind The Clone Wars’ Yoda, Tom Kane, sounds off in an exclusive interview for Insider 110, revealing the many roles he has voiced for countless Star Wars game titles — Threepio, Fett, Tarkin, Ackbar and others have all been benefactors of Kane’s vocal talents!

For more details on what’s in store for Star Wars Insider #110, head over to the official site and look for this issue on newsstands soon.

 


 

Legacy Wave 7 Loose Images
June 1, 2009 | 9:15 PM EST | Jayson

 


Our intrepid staffer Justin just acquired his set of wave 7 from BigBadToyStore and managed to snap a few quick shots of all the figures in this wave. Head to the forums to view the images of the latest to be released from Hasbro.

 


 

Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force
June 1, 2009 | 5:06 PM EST | freebird

Here’s my latest review. Star Wars: Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force. Click here to read it. Stay tuned next week for Fate of the Jedi.

 


 

Clone Turbo Tank Available NOW!!
June 1, 2009 | 10:30 AM EST | Mark

 

Over a TRU online you can order the Turbo Tank as it is in stock now.

UPDATE – TRU must have made a mistake or already ran through stock as the item is listed now as unavailable. Thanks to Yakface reader darth stringfield for the heads up.

 


 

SDCC 2009 GGC and GGLTD GIVEAWAY!
June 1, 2009 | 9:23 AM EST | Jayson

Gentle Giant LTD has teamed up with GentleGiantCollectors.com to bring you another great giveaway as they gear up for San Diego Comic Con 2009! As most of you know, Gentle Giant Ltd will have several great exclusives from all of your favorite lines, and now is your chance to win them for FREE!

Starting on June 1, 2009 and ending on June 30, 2009 you will have a shot at winning a SDCC Exclusive BlackHole Stormtrooper Statue, a SDCC Exclusive Concept Boba Fett Mini Bust and a SDCC Harry Potter Dumbledore Mini Bust! Each item will have it’s own giveaway criteria and while you are welcome to enter all three, you can only WIN in one category.

Head over for the full details.

 


 

eFX Collectibles News: Lower Prices, New Helmet and X-wing Display Case
June 1, 2009 | 7:05 AM EST | Jayson

The eFX Collectibles newsletters are hitting inboxes and they have a three great product announcements.

Effective today (June 1), the Clone Trooper Helmet is now being offered at a new lower price of$279.00, plus their offering a layaway plan with 2 easy payments of $139.50. (Shipping and handling will be added to the last payment.)

eFX also announces the development of the perfect complement to the X-wing FX model, Luke Skywalker’s X-wing Starfighter Helmet. eFX’s modelers were permitted access to the Lucasfilm Archives and were able to scan the actually prop used for A New Hope ensuring the the most accurate replica possible.

Finally, after many requests, eFX is offering an Acrylic Display Case for the X-wing Starfighter FX model. The case includes a Star Wars logo etched into the aluminum base plate and is pre-wired to work with the X-wing’s existing electronics.

For the complete detail on these items and more, head to eFX Collectibles.

May 2009 Archive

Toyguide Update: Remote Control R2-Q5
May 31, 2009 | 8:33 PM EST | Jayson

 

 

The Yakface Toyguide updates today with the addition of last of the newest exclusives currently appearing on Target’s pegs – the Remote Control R2-Q5.

For those who have the previous releases, R2-Q5 is on the same frequency/band as R5-X2 (Band 2) so you could theoretically control both droids at the same time with one remote. Also of note, each of the current droids include their own unique instruction sheet and the background in the packaging is scene specific to each character.

Variation hunters/completists take note. This is NOT a straight repack of the previous release. This version has different copyright info on the bottom of the feet and the battery access door for the droid and remote is embossed with a unique part number that was not present on the previous release.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Clone Wars Season One DVD
May 31, 2009 | 7:00 PM EST | Jayson

 


Yakface Forum Newsie “Darth_Sidious” sends word that while looking for more details regarding the Clone Wars Season 1 release, he stumbled upon an image of the keepcase/packaging for this set onstoreofeast.com. Although what is shown here is the overseas boxed art/language packaging, I imagine the domestic release with follow in the same style. Look for the 8 disc set at your favorite retailer later this year.

 


 

New Saga Legends Mockups
May 31, 2009 | 2:17 PM EST | Jayson

 

 

Looks like a couple new Saga Legends Mockups have turned up via auctions on eBay. Take the links for view of Bespin Han Solo (minus his Jacket) and Chewbacca which looks to be the Legacy version with a breathing mask.

As with all things that show up before they’re “officially” confirmed, the final products may vary (hopefully).

Thanks to Yakface Forum Newsie “Eopie Herder” for the tipage.

 


 

That’s No Moon… 
May 30, 2009 | 10:09 PM EST | Niktom

It’s just a super laser!

While it’s not the Death Star… it sure shares some similarities.

“Equipment connected to a house-sized sphere can focus 192 laser beams on a small point, generating temperatures and pressures that exist at cores of stars or giant planets. ”

News site Breietbart.com reporting on the latest developments at a US weapons lab. Click through to read more and discuss in the forums.

 


 

Star Wars Tattoo T-shirts a StarWarsShop Exclusive
May 29, 2009 | 10:51 PM EST | Jayson

 


StarWarsShop launches the first in a new series of t-shirts today based on the designs of well-known tattoo artists featured in the recent The Force in the Flesh book by Shane Turgeon!

Head on over to StarWarsShop now to grab this first in a series of what is sure to be one very cool set of exclusive tees!

 


 

Customizer Spotlight – juank
May 29, 2009 | 6:19 PM EST | Justin2

 


Yakface forum member juank has updated with another masterpiece – this time a five foot long Imperial Super Star Destroyer that looks like it jumped right out of the Lucasfilm archives! This is one amazing custom that you don’t want to miss – check out all the pics he has to share after the jump!

 


 

Toyguide Update: Remote Control R5-D4
May 29, 2009 | 2:43 PM EST | Jayson

 

 

The Yakface Toyguide updates today with the addition of one of the newest exclusives currently appearing on Target’s pegs – the Remote Control R5-D4.

For those who have the previous releases, R5-D4 is on the same frequency/band as R4-P17 (Band 3) so you could theoretically control 2 droids at the same time with one remote. Also of note, each of the current droids include their own unique instruction sheet and the background in the packaging is scene specific to each character.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.

EDIT: Big thanks to Yakreader Eddie for informing me that there was in fact a R5-D4 released in the TAC packaging as a Japanese exclusive through StarWarsShop.com. I guess I missed picking up that one. ; P

 


 

Sideshow 12-inch Figure Environments
May 29, 2009 | 9:29 AM EST | Jayson

Looks like there’s a whole new way to accessorize our 12″/1:6 scale figures now as Sideshow Collectibles is prepping the launch of Figure Environments. Head to their site for a preview of sets for Indiana Jones and Star Wars.

 


 

Star Wars Custom Ships
May 29, 2009 | 8:14 AM EST | Mark

Hello all, this is a little off topic so to speak, however, last year a good friend of mine past away. He was one of the best Star Wars collectors I knew. He had sold most of his items to Brians Toys, however his wife still has all the custom ships. She is looking to sell these. To be honest, I do not know what these will go for, so please take a look at the pictures and let me know if you are interested in any of them. They are all very nice with awesome paint jobs.

You can email me if you are interested and let me know what you would be willing to pay. Thank you for taking the time to read this…

 


 

The Clone Wars: Rookies Decoded
May 29, 2009 | 7:09 AM EST | Jayson

 


Just a reminder that Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded returns tonight featuring the fan favorite episode “Rookies” from season one. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded enhances each episode with exclusive content created by the Lucasfilm Animation talent responsible for the show itself. It aires tonight at 9:00 EST/8:00 CST.

 


 

Star Wars: 1,000 Collectibles Coming in October
May 29, 2009 | 7:01 AM EST | Jayson

 


Uber collector Steve Sansweet has a new collectible book heading for shelves later this year. Star Wars: 1,000 Collectibles Memorabilia and Stories from A Galaxy Far, Far Away takes the reader on a journey through cool and kitsch, from toys and costumes to life-size statues made of LEGO bricks to consumer goods such as candy, clothing, toothpaste — and much more.

Head to the official site from more details.

 


 

Download The Lost Tribe of the Sith
May 28, 2009 | 7:16 PM EST | Jayson

 


Hidden away from the rest of the galaxy is an isolated tribe of Sith descendents from ancient times. As Luke Skywalker follows the distant path of Jacen Solo — blazed when Solo sought out obscure and arcane Force knowledge — his travels stir these Sith into action. Who are they? What do they want?

Uncover hidden Sith lore today by downloading Precipice in PDF format by heading to the official site.

 


 

Toyguide Update: Remote Control R2-D2
May 28, 2009 | 4:41 PM EST | Jayson

 

 

The Yakface Toyguide updates today with the addition of one of the newest exclusives currently appearing on Target’s pegs – the Remote Control R2-D2. Previously only available throughStarWarsShop.com as an imported item, this droid is controlled by a mini 2-button lightsaber remote that will move him forward or turn him on command while his dome rotates as he rolls, beeps and whistles. These droids are scaled comparably to the Hasbro’s standard astromech figures so he’ll fit right it with your collection. When the droid is not in use, you can store all four batteries in a handycompartment inside the remote.

Variation hunters/completists take note. This is NOT a straight repack of the ROTS release. This version has different copyright info on the bottom of the feet and the battery access door for R2 and his remote is embossed with a unique part number that was not present on the previous release.

Also of note, each of the current droids include their own unique instruction sheet and the background of the packaging is scene specific to each character.

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Toys R Us acquires FAO Schwarz
May 28, 2009 | 9:15 AM EST | Jayson

USA Today is reporting that Toys R Us has purchases the high-end retailer FAO Schwarz. Read on for more info…

Discuss your thoughts on this recent development in our forums.

 


 

K & C Collectibles: R2 Units Remote Control and Rancor with Luke
May 27, 2009 | 8:16 PM EST | Jayson

 


K & C Collectibles received these new items this week.

NEW Remote Control:
R2-Q5
R2-D2
R5-D4
R5-X2

NEW – Battle Packs:
Rancor with Luke Skywalker
Scramble on YAVIN
Jabba’s Palace

In Stock – Real Mask Collection Series 1

NEW – Clone Wars Action Figures:
Kit Fisto – # 27
Clone Trooper – 41st Elite Corps – #26
Rocket Battle Droid – #25
Jar Jar Binks #24

Pre-Order – May 25th, 2009
Official Action Figure Protective Cases – $2.00 each
Basic Figure Stand box – 40 bases
Boba Fett with Han Carbonite Statue
Star Wars Chess Set – SAVE $100.00
Imperial Seal Ring – Size 10 – SAVE $35.00
Imperial Seal Ring – Size 12 – SAVE $35.00
Rebel Seal Ring – Size 10 – SAVE $35.00
Rebel Seal Ring – Size 12 – SAVE $35.00
Admiral Ackbar Bobble Head
Emperor Bobble Head
Star Wars Comic: 100 Post-card set

 


 

Toyguide Update: Kubrick Jango Fett & Boba Fett Two Pack
May 27, 2009 | 1:44 AM EST | Jayson

 

 

The Yakface Toyguide updates today with the addition of one of the newest exclusives from Medicom’s Kubrick line the Jango Fett & Boba Fett Two Pack.

Available exclusively to Medicom Collector Club members in Japan, this features two unique figures not found anywhere else in the Kubrick line. The Jango Fett wears the alternate AOTC rocket pack, pilot head gear and his jumpsuit is a more screen accurate lilac color versus the series 9 Jango’s bluer hue. At his side, the set also includes a young Boba Fett ready to assume his father’s mantle as the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy.

Head to the toyguide to see if this set is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Cad Bane’s Ship – Titanium Style?
May 26, 2009 | 7:44 PM EST | Justin2

 


For all you Cad Bane fans out there, forumite darth_sidious writes in with the following news:

I was searching Bigbadtoystore.com, and came across a listing for 3″ CW Titanium 2009 Wave 06 (which is actually wave 5), and saw a ship listed only as ‘Xanadu Blood’, after some searching online, I was able to find out that this is actually the name of Cad Bane’s fighter, and it will appear in the next season of the Clone Wars cartoon. While Bigbadtoystore.com didnt have any images, I did some digging on Ebay and found a dealer in Asia that had prototypes! 

Head on over to the forums for a closer look!

 


 

LEGO Yaffle Underway!!!
May 26, 2009 | 6:45 PM EST | Brandon

 

Just a quick reminder that we have a special LEGO Yaffle underway in the forums right now! Any forum member can purchase a yaffle ticket for just 100 points each for a chance to win the Yaffle prize!!!

Jump over now to participate!!!

 


 

$5.00 Off Star Wars Miniatures at Target
May 26, 2009 | 5:11 PM EST | Jayson

Wizards of the Coast and StarWars.com are making available a great discount at Target® stores. Simply print out the PDF coupon from the above link, and take it to Target® to get $5 off the purchase of an Imperial Entanglements Star Wars Miniatures booster pack!

 


 

New Clone Wars Figure Images
May 26, 2009 | 5:08 PM EST | Jayson

Our friends at JediDefender come through yet again today with great loose shots of Admiral Yularen, General Mace Windu and the Super Battle Droid Sergeant figures.

 


 

Retooled TIE Fighter – A Target Exclusive?
May 26, 2009 | 1:37 PM EST | Jayson

 


Our friends at JediDefender have uncovered new info regarding those retooled TIE Fighter cockpit photos and it looks like this might be another Target exclusive priced at $39.99. (I guess that explains the red/white deco : P ) Head on over for the details and a potential DCPI code.

 


 

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron
May 26, 2009 | 1:30 PM EST | Jayson

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron presents an expanded new take on the classic Star Wars Battlefront gameplay, resulting in new levels of interaction and excitement in handheld gaming. The massive, galactic campaign will ship this Fall for the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system and Nintendo DS.

Head to the Official Site for more….

 


 

Episode 196: Requiem for a X-Wing
May 26, 2009 | 12:19 PM EST | Jayson

 


May 25th, is a special day for two reasons. First it is Memorial Day in the United States, a day when we remember those who died protecting our country in war. Second, it is the 32nd anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope being released in theaters. Bringing these two things together, on this week’s Star Wars Action News we look back at the figures memorializing those brave X-Wing pilots lost in battle above Yavin.

Also this week, Star Wars Tales comic author Nathan P. Butler returns with his Expanding the Universe report answering one of life’s biggest questions: Why should a Star Wars fan care about the EU?

With an update on the latest Gentle Giant items available for pre-order, a UK Collecting report, and more, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Regular or Enhanced Versions.

 


 

Should Hasbro Construct the Death Star?
May 26, 2009 | 10:50 AM EST | Justin2

 


For the past week there has been a flurry of discussion and speculation among fans on whether or not Hasbro has plans to release a Death Star playset.

In light of this we are conducting an informal poll in the forums to get a better idea of what youreally want – including the format you would like to see Hasbro pursue. So head on over to the forums and cast your vote!

 


 

Big Bad Toy Store MEMORIAL DAY SALE
May 25, 2009 | 9:27 PM EST | Jayson

 


Hi – Here is a quick update from Big Bad Toy Store about a variety of new arrivals and many more exciting new preorders – check it all out here.

 


 

ShopEcko.com 40% Off Sale Ends Tonight!!!
May 25, 2009 | 1:29 PM EST | Brandon

 

Limited Edition Star Wars Merchandise now available

SHOP ECKO.COM HAS A 40% OFF ALL CLOTHING SALE TODAY ONLY!!!!
Click the link below to check out the deals!
This is the best day to get those awesome Star Wars T-Shirts at 40% off!!!

 


 

Photonovel Spotlight – Vader’s Quest 
May 25, 2009 | 10:34 AM EST | Justin2

 


Today we spotlight the third chapter in forum member jlw515‘s new action-packed photonovel series, Vader’s Quest.

Sit back, kick your feet up, and read on!

 


 

More Clone Wars Figures Revealed
May 24, 2009 | 12:43 PM EST | Justin2

If you’re a fan of the Animated Clone Wars line, you’ll be pleased to know another wave of figures is on tap that includes several more clones, a battle droid and a new Padme figure. Head on over toPOTF2.com for a first look at these figures.

 


 

Stay on Target 
May 24, 2009 | 1:26 AM EST | Justin2

 


Reports continue to slowly trickle in from around the U.S. that the Legacy Rancor and Remote Control Astromechs are showing up in Target stores.

Among the lucky collectors so far to pick these up is forum member JediJman, who writes in with the following news:

“I managed to track down all four of the RC Droids at Target this morning. R5-X2, R2-D2, R2-Q5, and R5-D4. Very cool, but a little tough to stomach at $16.99 each. I did not see pegs for them on the shelf, but you can use DPCI 087-06-0106 if they are in the back room. I also snagged a Rancor with Luke while I was there (087-06-2066).”

Head on over to the forums for a closer look of his find.

 


 

NEWS For The Fans…. By The Fans!!!
May 22, 2009 | 8:58 PM EST | Brandon

 


It is with great excitement and anticipation that YAKFACE.com is pleased to announce a new program to its forum community… News By The Fans… For The Fans! The new NEWS program is a way to entice our forum members to submit news, images, product, and content to our front page / website and have a chance become an exclusive YAKFACE.com Newsie and win exclusive prizes, gear, and more. We hope all our viewers will take an extensive look at what we have to offer and support collectors worldwide!

For more details jump on over to the forums now!!!

 


 

Rancors Are In The House
May 22, 2009 | 8:17 PM EST | Jayson

 


For those who were worried that the Jabba’s Palace Rancor would never hit shelves fear not! It appears that they are shipping to stores now and look for them to start appearing on Target end caps in the next week or so. Click here for a quick photo of one of my local Target’s scanners confirming they’re “in store”.

You can check your store using the DCPI code 087-06-2066.

 


 

Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 67th Edition
May 22, 2009 | 8:10 PM EST | Jayson

 


The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on 5/1. Answers this week cover: NIkto Gunner and the possibility of a sail barge, the status of new Concept figures and what’s up with that accessory included with the Medical Frigate Luke?

Head to our forum to find out the answers.

 


 

Toyguide Update: TCW Magnaguard Fighter
May 22, 2009 | 10:07 AM EST | Jayson

 

 

The Yakface Toyguide updates today highlighting the latest release in the Clone Wars mid-sized vehicle assortment with the Magnaguard Fighter.

Originally developed for use on Utapau in Revenge of the Sith, these sleek and yet aggressive fighters were ultimately relegated to the cutting room floor only to be recycled years later for the new Clone Wars Animated Series. Hasbro again delivers here in terms of design and scale and overall playability. They went that extra mile and designed this fighter to work with both the animated and “realistic” sculpt Magnaguards with the added benefit of incorporating handy electrostaff storage compartments in each wing. The Magnaguard Fighter features adjustable thrusters, 3 retractable landing gears, 2 firing missiles and opening cockpit. If you’re a fan of the live action films and/or the animated series, I highly recommend picking this up and if it hasn’t, it should start hitting your local shelves any day now.

Head to the toyguide to see if this vehicle is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Star Wars: The Complete Vader Coming in October
May 21, 2009 | 10:07 AM EST | Jayson

 


Coming this October from Del Rey, fans will get a chance to peer into the soul of the Star Wars saga’s darkest Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader!

This 192-page tome devoted to all-things-Vader will explore the history, costume, merchandise and cultural impact of cinema’s most iconic villain, and that’s just for starters.

Head to the official site for more details…

 


 

Target Exclusive Remote Control Droids Hitting Stores
May 21, 2009 | 9:28 AM EST | Jayson

 

 

One of my local Target stores had the new Remote Control Droids on pegs this morning. Available are R2-D2, R5-X2, R2-Q5 and the new R5-D4 and are priced at $16.99. Might be worth checking your stores now if you’re interested in these.

 


 

Comic Con Mount Doom Pre-Order
May 21, 2009 | 8:05 AM EST | Mark

Today, over at Sideshow, they will have the latest pre-orders up for sale including LOTR…


Today at 10PST

 


 

Toyguide Update: TCW Vulture Droid
May 21, 2009 | 1:55 AM EST | Jayson

 

  

The Yakface Toyguide updates today highlighting the latest release in the Clone Wars mid-sized vehicle assortment with the Vulture Droid.

After being “treated” to several repaints thus far in the Clone Wars vehicle line, we finally get an all new item to add to our collections. Done up in the ROTS/CW blue deco, all previous versions are now officially obsolete as they pale in comparison to this beast. Not only is it twice the size of the Episode I and ROTS versions, the new “Super” Vulture Droid is capable of being transformed into its walking mode. When converted, it features four independently posable legs and a pop up head which is activated by the push of a button on the bottom. In fighter mode, it features two launching missiles and the wings can be positioned into an attack configuration as shown in Revenge of the Sith. It also has four additional missiles that are stowed conveniently in the tip of each wing. This awesome fighter is sure to see several more releases in the coming years in various paint schemes and packaging changes and each one will be well worth picking up.

Head to the toyguide to see if this vehicle is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

New SDCC X-Wing “Smiley” Luke Images
May 20, 2009 | 11:51 PM EST | Jayson

Our friends at JediDefender have posted a new round of carded SDCC exclusive Luke Skywalker photos. Head over for a peek.

 


 

Clone Wars Vulture Droid and Magnaguard Fighters Found
May 20, 2009 | 7:09 PM EST | Jayson

 


On my way home form work tonight I stopped at my local Target store and while the action figure pegs were devoid of anything new, the starfighter section was stocked nicely and I managed to score the Vulture Droid and Magnaguard Fighters . Look for a toyguide update for these latest offerings from Hasbro soon!

 


 

Pod Racers 2-Pack?
May 20, 2009 | 6:16 PM EST | Justin2

Are the upcoming Clegg Holdfast and Ratts Tyerell figures coming in a 2-pk rather than single carded figures? It appears this may be the case – thanks for the heads up from Echobaseforums!

 


 

UPDATE 2: That’s No Moon! It’s a Space Station
May 20, 2009 | 3:11 PM EST | Jayson

 


For those clinging to hope that a Death Star playset may someday come to fruition, yesterday forumite Delaton shared with us an image that appears to be a mockup.

Also, props to our friends at Jedidefender who had apparently been waiting for the ‘right moment’ to leak this, what better timing with Comic Con right around the corner?

Please keep in mind though that this could very well be something that never got past the drawing board and will never make it to production.

UPDATE: Adam May over at Galactic Hunter as contributed to this mystery as well and has postedthat this Death Star “Playset” might actually be for the Galactic Heroes line as an exclusive through Target for the holiday season.

UPDATE 2: Always in motion is the future. The debate is still open as to the destiny of this mockup as the team at JediDefender have posted that the box next to the Death Star is for Transformers and not Galactic Heroes. So, the jury is still out on this one folks.

 


 

More Upcoming Clone Images
May 20, 2009 | 1:31 PM EST | Justin2

 

 

Soon you’ll be able to add more troops to your Grand Army of the Republic with these two upcoming clones. Click on through for full full size images.

 


 

Customizer Spotlight – julianmaurice
May 20, 2009 | 12:08 PM EST | Justin2

 


While collectors continue to wish for Hasbro to make grand playsets, forum member julianmauricerolls up his sleeves and does something about it with his rendition of the Imperial Landing Platform seen on Endor in ROTJ.

Work like this takes a high degree of planning, talent, time and commitment – be sure to pop in the forums for a ton of great images of this custom built playset.

 


 

Toyguide Update: Remote Control R5-X2
May 20, 2009 | 9:34 AM EST | Jayson

 

 

The Yakface Toyguide updates today with the addition of one of the newest exclusives heading soon (hopefully) to Target’s shelves – the Remote Control R5-X2. Previously only available throughStarWarsShop.com as an imported item, this droid is controlled by a mini 2-button lightsaber remote that will move him forward or turn him on command while his dome rotates as he rolls, beeps and whistles. These droids are scaled comparably to the Hasbro’s standard astromech figures so he’ll fit right it with your collection. For those who have the previous releases, R5-X2 is on the same frequency/band as R2-Q5 (Band 2) so you could theoretically control 2 droids at the same time with one remote. Each droid includes the required batteries but you’ll need to reinstall them properly to activate them. When the droid is not in use, you can store all four batteries in a handy compartmentinside the remote.

Look for the others in this series (R2-D2, R2-Q5 and R5-D4) to start hitting shelves soon for $14.99

Head to the toyguide to see if this figure is worth adding to your collection.

 


 

Has R2 Been Found?
May 20, 2009 | 9:10 AM EST | Jayson

You’ve undoubtedly heard of the contest involving finding R2-D2’s cameo appearance in the new Star Trek movie, well gadget blog site Gizmodo has posted a couple screen shots showing where they think he might be. Head over to see for yourself.

 


 

Star Wars for Star Trek Substitute at Target
May 19, 2009 | 1:32 PM EST | Jayson

 


Here was an interesting find today at my local Target. It seems that they have temporarily run out of the Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise vehicle so instead they’re offering as a substitute any Star Wars Battle Pack for the reduced price of $20.23 (down from $23.99). If you’ve been holding for a sale on the Battle Packs, you might want to check your Target store for a similar “Instant Substitution”. You can check out a larger view of the shelf tag here.

 


 

Group Project Customs – Voting Open
May 19, 2009 | 12:04 PM EST |