Aurra Sing Wave Case Assortment
January 31, 2001 | 10:21 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post
The case assortment for the next wave of POTJ will be:
4x Chewbacca Millennium Falcon Mechanic
4x Aurra Sing Bounty Hunter
4x Leia Bespin Escape
This has been confirmed and if you are interested you can order it at Entertainment Earth next week. Thanks to Jason for the news.
More Confirmed Info on the New Figure List
January 31, 2001 | 6:58 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
The cold weather Obi Wan is true, he is in some sort of arctic gear with big boots that have spiked toes for climbing ice or rock. This is the Obi-Wan from the Expanded Line (ie: Darth Maul)
The Lando Bespin is a nice resculpt with a cloth cape that is much longer than the previous issue.
The Sandtrooper is a re-tooling of the CT Stormtrooper with a better sand/desert paint job.
Han (DS Escape) is a re-tooling of the CT Han with a Stormtroper belt added.
The Luke X-Wing is very nice and authentic to Episode IV with the black boots and gloves.
Another “deluxe” set in development but not yet mentioned is a Luke and Leia 2 Pack swinging across the Death Star bridge.
Thanks to Figurenews for the info.
January 31, 2001 | 5:05 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
According to Brian from Anime Collectibles, “The corrected color Marmit Boba Fett is officially being called ‘Return of the Jedi Boba Fett’, at Lucasfilm’s insistance”.
January 30, 2001 | 6:55 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
I have verified this list of figures from three different sources. Take care that Hasbro has the final say and until they post it, it may change, however here is the newest list through the end of the third quarter.
Feb 2001 – Chewbacca Millenium Falcon Mechanic, Leia Bespin Escape, Aurra Sing, Sae Sae Tin, Queen Amidala Thead Invasion
March / April 2001 – Darth Maul Sith Apprentice, R2-Q5 Imperial Astromech Droid, Jar-Jar Tatooine, Lando Bespin, Tessek
May 2001 – Sandtrooper, Cold Weather Obi-Wan, Jedi Training Qui-Gon
July 2001 – Ketwal, Bespin Guard, Duros, Sabe
August 2001 – Darth Vader Emperor’s Wrath, Luke X-Wing (Rem Helmet), Han Solo Death Star Escape (Stormtroopers Belt??)
September 2001 – Obi-Wan Jedi training, Shmi
Deluxe Assortment 2001 – Luke w/ Bacta, Leia w/ Sail BargeCannon, Darth Maul Fully Exposed Chest, and a forth that will most likely be Amanaman, although Andy has said he is not sure about that at this time. This assortment is scheduled for Fall 2001.
Mon Calamari Officer
January 30, 2001 | 6:45 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Matthew Opal sent in a scan of the Mon Calamari Officer, loose, which illustrates a feature that I personally didn’t know the toy had – the helmet is removable! A nice touch. Click here to see the scan!
Aurra Sing Wave Carded
January 30, 2001 | 5:37 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post
Rebelscum has carded pics of the upcoming Aurra Sing wave. The figures pictured are Leia Bespin, Chewie Mechanic and Aurra Sing.
Star Wars Survivor
January 30, 2001 | 12:41 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Scott O’Hair from Hyperspace has set up a Star Wars based version of ‘Survivor’ – over the next 13 weeks, fans can vote one of 16 Star Wars castaways off “Survivor: The Tatooine Outback”! To check it out, visit ohair.net/hyperspace.
January 30, 2001 | 12:38 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
bigcountry056 sent in these finds for collectors in the Raleigh-Durham, NC area:
Watto’s Box – $7.99 – KB in Cary Town Center
R2 with Holo Leia – $1.99 – TRU in Durham, Southsquare.
If you’ve not had any luck finding this stuff, keep looking because it keeps showing up again and again!
1800 True Fan, just not for Canadians?
January 30, 2001 | 10:10 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
This is from Ryan…
“This news will certainly affect the Canadian fans out there so listen up. Last week I recieved a letter from Wizards of the cost. The letter spoke of the recent purchase of the fan club. They also sent me a cheque for any funds that I had in their account. Why did they do this?? Because I am Canadian, and the letter goes on to say that WOTC and The Fan club can no longer fill orders being shipped to Canada. ”
I do not understand the lack of commitment from Lucasfilm to provide everyone with the same service as everyone else. It truely baffles me. Lucasfilm wont make the DVD’s yet the make VCD’s overseas. This just makes the hobby even more upsetting. More and more people leave this hobby everyday. You have to start wondering… Is Lucasfilm killing themselves???
Trouble In Toyland? Dated 2-5-01
January 30, 2001 | 7:46 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
I know this is foretelling the future with that date. However, that is the date on the article. This is from Forbes.com, in which they explain the bad times that have come to the forefront for Hasbro. This is an excerpt from the article.
“Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace was a merchandising flop for Hasbro in 1999. The toy company—which agreed to pay a $450 million advance for the three Star Wars sequels—in the early stages sold more than $500 million worth of toys and games linked to the epic. But interest in the Star Wars action figures quickly faded; the result was that there was a ton of stuff left on the market. All told, $150 million worth of merchandise remains unsold.”
Click the link above to read the entire story.
POTJ Combines The Lines, Or Do They????
January 30, 2001 | 7:38 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Thanks to Tim for sending this in…
“Over at Jedi Quest, they have a section that answers questions that are sent in. This is the latest update…
Dear Jedi Quest,
Will the Episode II action figures be released as part of the Power of the Jedi set? By the way, great magazine!
Jedi Master Nick
Figures for the next movie will be introduced separately and with their own Epsiode II packaging.”
New Old Items at KBKids
January 30, 2001 | 7:22 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Here are some old things that are new at KBKids.com.
Darth Maul with Micro Sith Infiltrator Trophy Set $4.99
Action Fleet A-Wing $3.99
Action Fleet Gold Y-Wing $2.99
Action Fleet Red 6 X-Wing $9.99
Order Your Own George!
January 30, 2001 | 7:09 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
George from Hot Toys! is available for preorder. The price is $69.00, with shipment expected in March.
A little more Kaadu info…
January 30, 2001 | 4:56 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Kevin sent in a little more info as to why the 12″ exclusive Kaadu has only been showing up in a certain area:
“Target / Dayton Hudson is based out of Minnesota. The Minneapolis area to be exact. Their distribution system starts there, which is probably why this piece is showing up there first. To be honest, the fact that only Minnesota residents have seen this piece at retail suggests there is some truth to it being out now.”
Calling Utah Collectors!
January 30, 2001 | 4:55 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Ty from the Utah Collector’s Club wrote in to say that the club are “having our first anniversary meeting on the 30th of January [today]. If
you’d post a little blurb about it, I’d really appreciate it. We’re inviting all collectors in Utah to come to the meeting. We’re having some contests with pretty cool prizes, and we’re even giving away a
free R2-D2 with holographic Leia to one lucky attendee. It will be held at 7:00 PM at the SLC Marriott Courtyard hotel. The address is: 130 W. 400 So. SLC, Utah. Here is a link to our website:
12″ Sith Lords
January 30, 2001 | 4:45 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Seems the 12″ Sith Lords won’t be too tough to find….Dave sent this in:
“I was able to pick up the latest 12″ Vader/Maul two-pack at a TRU in Gurnee (Northern Illinois). They had three on the shelf were they could be reached, and another eight CASES stacked on the top of the shelf…with four per case. I also found a few of the two-packs at a TRU in Milwaukee Saturday.”
Red card specualtion
January 29, 2001 | 8:33 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Well since mentioning this, many emails have come my way with people’s thoughts on this. Rebelscum and Jawa.comhave also got many emails on this whole topic, with what seems the same story….
Many people believe it’s a matter of people taking the upc stickers off new POTJ figs and returning them. Yes that could happen and yes the stickers easily come off with heat, but here’s a thought…
This seems to be happening in different parts of the country and just on red cards. So unless some anti red card clan is now in order, it’s kind of tough to come to that conclusion. Though yes it could be…
For now I am still in the air on this just because…
My man Innis at Jawa.com brought up some good points in his post about this. I am still loking for people finding these and where they are. If you happen across any give me a shout here.
New 12″ Line pics
January 29, 2001 | 7:21 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post
Rebelscum has posted pics of the new 12″ line and the classic trilogy Palm Talkers.
Naboo Fighter game discontinued
January 29, 2001 | 1:02 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
If you’re waiting for the Tiger electronic Naboo Fighter with Naboo Pilot figure, you are going to be waiting a long time. Head over to SSG for the full story.
January 29, 2001 | 12:56 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
REALStands are offering a 15% discount on all stands, including their new vintage figure stands which are now available online. For more information, check out their latest newsfeed in the newsfeeds box on the left side of the page.
January 29, 2001 | 5:43 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Dan sent in a scan of his Kaadu receipt from Target greatland in Fridley Minnesota: click here to see it. I guess you can add that to the proof pile that this toy is out there. Many people have expressed concern that all the reports come from one area…I guess this is just where they’ve hit first and they’ll spread soon.
January 29, 2001 | 5:40 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Check out ACPin’s cool new Gungan Army unit diorama – taken right from the movie, even with the mist!http://acpin.homestead.com/Home.html
Red cards at KMart???
January 28, 2001 | 10:29 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
My buddies over at both Jawa.com and Sandtroopers.com have some interesting news on red carded figs hitTing the Big K. There is a stranger twist to this though, people are finding these with POTJ upc stickers on them… HMMM… That is very strange indeed. If you have spotted any out there give me a shout here.
Soft goods waves in stores
January 28, 2001 | 10:25 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
We have been getting many reports of one of the last Ep1 waves hitting a few different stores. Many are finding the Soft Good wave at TRU, Walmart, KB, and KMart. This was a farly diificult wave to find at retail, so if you need any I would start looking around. We should all know by now that anything is game these days to pop up on a shelf… Check my next post for more on that…
300th Fett no skull???
January 28, 2001 | 10:21 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
I’m not sure if anyone else has noticed but there have been a few no skull 300th Fett varaiations lurking on eBay lately. I, myself noticed as did Yak-er Qui-Gon Jimm. The big question is how legit are these? I have seen them hit $75+ dollars, and wondered how? Jimm wrote in with his take and I have to say I agree… Read below what Jimm wrote…
“Hi! I just wanted to point out to your readers something that has been popping up on eBay. It is a no shoulder Emblem scam on the 300th Boba Fett figure. In the Package, you cannot see the shoulder Emblem, but if you open it up and move the cape to the side, it is there! I am not accusing anyone in particular, or of purposely trying to con somebody, but DO NOT buy a 300th Fett that claims it does not have a shoulder Emblem – you can only see it if you open the figure!”
Jimm is right most, Fett’s are tough to tell considering the cape is covering much of the shoulder. I, myself wouldn’t buy into this until we have more proof these are real.
If it’s free…. It’s for me
January 28, 2001 | 10:13 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Well that’s what I believe anyway…
The guys over at Sandtroopers.com are giving away a a double dose of some hard to find figs. They have one Swimming Jar Jar, as well as one R2 Holo Leia to give away to one lucky person. If that’s not enough to get you over there, what is guys? Good luck… Tell Pat, George and the crew that good ol’ Sidi sent ya.
Need Plo Koon…?
January 28, 2001 | 5:33 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Planetactionfigure.com has IN STOCK Mon Calamari Officer, K-3PO, Plo Koon and IG-88 for $8.99 each and R2D2 with Holographic Leia for $20.00, not too bad if you’ve not managed to find one at TRU lately. They also have lots more great stuff including clearance items. Head over and take a look!
New 12″ line confirmed
January 28, 2001 | 1:53 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post
Rebelscum is reporting at the Dallas Import Toy Fair the new 12″ line consisting of Han Solo in Stormtrooper attire, w silver rod, the one used in the Death Star trash compactor, Death Star Trooper and Death Star Droid were shown. These figure are scheduled to be released in July.
Bonus Battle Droids
January 28, 2001 | 1:06 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
“actionace.com has the mini Naboo Fighter(the Japanese exclusive) for only $4.99. They also have a bunch of the foreign Battle Droid 2-packs for $4.99 each which is better than eBay’s outrageous prices and the Fan Club’s price ($20 for 2).”
January 28, 2001 | 1:05 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Dean Plantamura from our very own Tusken Trader section sent this report in:
“Collector Series Dewbacks and 12″ Sith Lords are all over TRU stores in the Tampa Bay area. It seems like no one’s willing to pay the steep $79 price for the Dewback…or maybe they spent all their money on SuperBowl tickets! Also, Wal-mart does indeed have $5.84 figures, but Target beats them with $5.06!”
I’ve had a lot more reports of 12″ Sith Lords packs appearing all over the country, but so far only @ TRU.
I’d like to hear from any reader who has found the 12″ Kaadu and Tarpals @ Target this week. If possible, include a legible scan of your receipt and the store location. Thanks!
Don’t Have Your Lego Boba Yet?
January 28, 2001 | 12:38 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Target.com has the LEGO Slave 1 on sale right now for the LOW LOW price of $7.94, now that is a deal!
Hasbro to buy Etoys??
January 27, 2001 | 11:06 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post
In case you haven’t heard Etoys has stopped payment to their creditors, which Hasbro is one of the biggest. The creditors are now waiting on payment until Jan 31st. It is expected that one of the creditors will then buyout Etoys on the 31st. Will Hasbro buy Etoys? It’s possible. If they do, expect something to happen in the next few days. Thanks to the money wizard for the news.
Marmit Fett Re-Release Date
January 27, 2001 | 11:45 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Anime Collectibles sent this in:
“Marmit will be releasing the corrected color Boba Fett figure in April. We will be honoring the original price of all previously placed orders, even though Marmit has raised the wholesale price (supposedly to offset the falling yen, but they’ve raised it a lot more than that). Anyone that has not ordered one yet, and wants to do so, may go our site (www.animecollectibles.com) and place an order, but it must be in by Jan 31st, as we have to have our final order in by Feb 1st.
Anyone that had previously place an order please note: because of the confusion, we have not charged anyone’s credit card or cashed anyone’s checks yet. We will do so until we get a FIRM shipping date. Also, anyone who might want to cancel their order, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (even if you already have, so we don’t miss it).
Finally, in the rumor department: according to our distributor in Japan, it was Lucasfilm that was behind the recall of the first Fett figure.”
Cheap POTJ – More Info
January 27, 2001 | 11:43 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Rob from the MSWCC writes: “I live in Plainwell, MI and did get some of those $3 figs last week. The weird thing was that only Coll 1 was $3. The Coll 2 was at the regular price. When I got mine, the Coll 1 had the Qui Gon – Dag. Vader wave on the pegs and Coll 2 was the Porkins – Boss Nass wave.”
Rob sent this in: “Here in Melbourne, FL at the local wal-mart they have the potj figures (Qui-Gon, Vader dagobah and Old Ben) for $5.84. Also at Toys R Us in Vero Beach Florida, they had around 12+ 12″ Sith Lords.”
Also, while we’re mentioning the Sith Lords, Matt Cartabuke found the set at a TRU in Columbus. Keep your eyes open for this one too!
Seems the prices may vary a little, but most stores are selling things slightly cheaper at least…
Think you have all the variations…???
January 26, 2001 | 4:19 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Well Yak-er Chris wrote in with a variation on the discounted Royal Elegance Queen Majesty 12″ doll. Chris noticed some pretty cool differences on the doll (hey any reason is good for us variation collectors). Here’s what he wrote…
“The variation with this particular figure concerns her outfit. If you look carefully at the comparison shot, the fabric used for her tunic (or the hoop around her neck) is either glittery (has glitter in it) OR is flat red (no glitter), and the fur-like black border on her dress is either shiny OR flat black respectively. The glittery/shiny version I think came out first, but if you dig through these at your local toy store, then you’ll probably find both versions still.”
Well guys another to look for… Looks this means I have to dig thru the pile at KB now, OH NO………
Here’s a link to some pics of both. Thanks Chris for the info and pics.
Jawa Swap Meet
January 26, 2001 | 4:09 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
My little Jawa friends at Jawa.com have opened up their own little swap meet for anyone to get in on. This will replace their affiliate trade forum, the new system is run by the site’s staff. Head over check it out and make some friends and contacts, you can never have enough….
New Figures Online
January 26, 2001 | 10:51 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
StarShow Collectibles have Plo Koon, IG-88, Mon Calamari and K-3PO on sale on their website for $8.99 each.
January 26, 2001 | 8:02 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Target Online has the Naboo Electronic Fighter on clearence for $5.00, so if you want some for building scenes go get it.
More news on Chewy Mechanic wave
January 26, 2001 | 12:07 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Tom from Yestertoys wrote in also confirming that this wave should be hitting soon. I have had three different sources say the same, now it’s the waiting game. Tom noted that the street date for Hasbro to receive them is 1/22/01. Yes most think Hasbro can change like the wind, but I have a source in Seattle that has seen some of these cases. How many not sure but hey they are around. Let’s get ready guys…
Kmart is the place…
January 26, 2001 | 12:01 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Well just got an email from Yak-er Broc Walker aka Jorus C’boath, moderator at the Star Wars Trade Zones. Broc found the 6 300th Fett’s in Jackson, TN today, but the kicker is they were priced at $5.00 each (yes I said $5.00). Broc didn’t send us a receipt cause he has one and left them there for others to nab. He also saw the Biker Scout wave in that same store. If you are in that area of TN run don’t walk to that store, quickly…
Many people have wrote in that they are finding both the Fett and Biker waves, and even some Plo waves, at Kmart lately. So make them a toy run stop for the time being guys.
Deluxe Figure news
January 25, 2001 | 11:53 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yes folks here’s some more info on the Deluxe line that we are all anxiously awaiting. This comes straight from the good folks at Hasbro… The Deluxe figures coming out will have movie backgrounds with them, and we may see the Bacta Tank Luke as soon as Toy Fair, in a couple of weeks. So guys keep your eyes peeled for some pics. Let’s hope it’s ready in time. Sounds like Hasbro may have a good thing going on with the Deluxe line, I myself can’t wait to see them.
Attention Diorama Builders!
January 25, 2001 | 2:24 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Our latest featured eBay auction at the top left of the page is a hand sculpted replica of the statue from the Gungan Sacred Place, made by NiubNiub. This looks very cool, and I suspect some of you are in need of something like this for your Gungan Sacred Place dioramas….
Cheap POTJ figures @ Wal-Mart
January 25, 2001 | 2:17 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Jim wrote in to say that he found POTJ figures (he didn’t specify which) for $3 each at a Wal-Mart in Plainwell, MI.
The Hunt Is On!
January 25, 2001 | 2:13 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
From the Hunt production staff:
“Just dropping you a line to let you know about “The Hunt”, the first
in a series of independent short films produced by Zahn Entertainment Media. “The Hunt” follows the adventures of a group of toy collectors hot on the trail of, what else, Star Wars Action Figures. While finding figures is a key element of the plot, “The Hunt” also delves into what makes us all collectors in the first place. “The Hunt” is in the final stages of Pre-Production and will be filming soon, with a targeted release date in the summer of 2001. In
additon to the film itself, a companion CD, “Music From The Short Film The Hunt” will be released as well. A web site is up and running for this project, and will be updated frequently. The URL is
12″ Kaadu Pics
January 25, 2001 | 2:11 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
If you’re looking for photos of the 12″ Kaadu, SSG have some great ones up right now. Hopefully Sidster will manage to post some pics of his version with the dark Tarpals soon, but in the meantime, check these ones out!
E2 Preview toy info
January 25, 2001 | 2:09 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
The Private Universe have posted some information from an informant which gives some information on the Episode Two ‘Sneak Preview’ toy….(s). I can’t confirm it myself but Pete, owner of the website, assures me it is from a reliable source, so stop by and take a look!
Yakface.com for the Star Warrior Road Warriors
January 25, 2001 | 12:59 PM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post
We’ve added a new feature to yakface.com, it’s called Yak2GO. Now you can take the latest in Star Wars collecting news with you almost anywhere. Turn your Palm or Microsoft based handheld device into a mobile yakface terminal. For more details click on the Yak2GO link on the FEATURES menu.
Kaadu beware— If you are able to find one please send in a scan of the receipt
January 24, 2001 | 9:16 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post
Please send in confirmation if you find a Kaadu, I called both my local Target stores this afternoon and the national Target Customer Service number. Both the local stores AND national Customer Service said that yes, the number is in the computer and shows Kaadu with Tarples for $59.99, but it does not show in stock anywhere. National Customer Service said that their computer does not show any having been sent to any stores or having been sold by any stores.
UPDATE: I also went a little further to look into this with Bill and hopped on eBay and looked for a 12″ Tarpals set, none at all…. I did just an area check of Mn and still nothing. I find it strange that these are hitting that area and not one scalper has got his hands on one. Hopefully this means they were beat to the punch this time…. Though I was surprised to hear this piece was out considering last release I received was Mar/April. Good luck guys and PLEASE send in any receipts on these.
Update: To clear up any confusion….this set is genuinely out and on the shelves right now. As a little proof aside from all the reports and DPC number e-mails that have been coming in, Eric Whetstone sent in this pic of the Kaadu and Tarpals holding the receipt from the Target store he bought it at. These things are out there.
New fig prices at Walmart
January 24, 2001 | 8:48 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Well since my post earlier many people wrote in saying they have found POTJ figs for $5.86 at their local stores. Yak-er solo89 also a Walmart employee confimed this too. He said that all Walmart stores should be switching over to that new price soon. Sounds great… Finally we get to see that dollar reduction we have deserved since CT chips were done away with. Thanks to all who wrote in and solo89 for the info.
300th Fett at KBKids.com
January 24, 2001 | 5:40 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
KBKids.com has the 300th Fett in stock now. Here’s the direct link. I don’t see these lasting too long, get there quick.
Where are the 12″ Kaadu pics???
January 24, 2001 | 5:21 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Many people have wrote me and asked where the 12″ Kaadu pics are that I promised. Well…. Sorry guys life here in the Sidster house has been hectic and things look to be getting back to normal soon (is there such a thing?). I plan on putting up some nice boxed pics of the unreleased dk purple Tarpals set and also some loose pics of the revised (much less purple) set. I am aiming for this weekend so check back then. If anyone comes across the dk Tarpals at retail please mail me here. You will be able to tell right away if it’s not the revised version. Thanks guys check back soon…
New figs soon…very soon
January 24, 2001 | 5:13 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Well guys just want to let you know to start keeping your eyes peeled for the new Chewie Mechanic wave. This should start showing up soon at retail, a good source let me know Hasbro has recieved them at their warehouse. Only a matter of time now… Good luck guys and report ANY finds here.
UPDATE: Many of the other sites are reporting that an online retailer got the same word on these figs. So with two different sources saying the same, it looks like it’s a matter of time before we see them.
FREE FREE FREE
January 24, 2001 | 5:10 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Well my little Jawa friends rounded themselves up a Battle Damaged Destroyer Droid, and are giving him away. Not sure how these little scavengers do it, but hey who’s complaining…. Go enter yourself at Jawa.com now…
January 24, 2001 | 5:07 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er BMKING16 wrote in that his local Walmart reduced POTJ figs from $6.74 to $5.86. This was in NE Pennsylvannia (Dickson
City). If others are finding these deals let me know.
No new figs in your area ???
January 24, 2001 | 5:03 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Well these two places can help fill those holes on the wall…
Both John’s Toys and Yestertoys.com have the Han Bespin and also the Plo Koon waves in stock now. I have dealt with both and both are great places. Hit either link above or call John’s at
1-800-505-TOYS or Yestertoys at 1-800-653-4155.
12″ Kaadu DPC?
January 24, 2001 | 4:05 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
If anyone has the DPC# for Target’s 12″ Kaadu, please send it in to help other collectors find this item. Thanks!
Update: The DPC# is 087-06-0543 and the SKU# is 076930262016. Thanks to everyone who sent in the DPC, and extra thanks to Miguel for the SKU.
January 24, 2001 | 3:17 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Eric Whetstone writes:
“Just walked out of Target (Northtown Minneapolis) with my 12″ Captain Tarpals and Kaadu.
Excellent paint job IMHO, but $59.99 was a little steep.
Anyway I left 4 on the shelf.”
If you live in the area…run! 🙂
A Few Etoys Deals
January 24, 2001 | 9:18 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Monopoly: Episode I $8.99
Episode I: Electronic Naboo Fighter $6.99
Star Wars: Behind the Magic $7.99
Episode One DVD this Year?
January 24, 2001 | 9:11 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
That’s the way it will be, according to The Digital Bits – thanks to carmody for pointing it out!
A Quick Warning
January 24, 2001 | 9:06 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
For anyone who purchases Star Wars items on eBay, this is worth nothing. The individual mentioned in Yavin4.com’s news post yesterday (I posted a link, it’ll be a few posts down now) has been ripping off a lot of people, apparently under a lot of different usernames such as jawasjunk, protowomen and sunshinefred. I’ve received a few more complains about this man since yesterday. Beware.
Still Need Ornaments?
January 23, 2001 | 9:16 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Hallmark.com still has last years Star Wars ornaments in stock at 50% off.
Here is the list and prices.
Darth Maul $7.47
Gungan Submarine $12.00
Jedi Council Members™ Miniature Saesee TiinTM, YodaTM & Ki-Adi-Mundi $9.97
Qui-Gon Jinn $7.47
A New Name for the Realm?
January 23, 2001 | 7:55 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Well, we have gone out and secured a new URL. The name of the site is still the same and the content remains, however if you want another way easy to remember other than collectibles.echostation.com, try out….www.starwarscollecting.com!
January 23, 2001 | 6:15 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post
The New Fan Choice figure poll at Hasbro is now over and Amanaman won with over 38% of the vote. For more information head over to Hasbro.
12″ Kaadu and Captain Tarpals Out
January 23, 2001 | 11:37 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
I received a report from Seth Bradford saying that a Target store in the Minneapolis, MN area had 3 Captain Tarpals & Kaadu 12″ sets sitting on the shelves. The set was priced at a rather high $59.99. This is the first report I’ve got so if anyone else finds one, please write to confirm that they’re available.
Update: Confirmed – Eric Roth reports finding one in the same area last night.
January 23, 2001 | 11:34 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Yavin4.com have some information about forgeries direct from Anthony Daniels (aka C-3PO). Head over for the info!
Carbon Chamber not available yet
January 23, 2001 | 11:31 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Mike McCabe writes: “I am confirming that Insider 51 was received today including preorder information for the Carbon Freezing Chamber, However, the Carbon Freezing Chamber is not on the Wizards website. I then called The Fan Club and was greeted with a message “If your calling for the Carbon Freezing Chamber it is not available for preorder. This item will be available for preorder in mid-March.” Hope this saves everyone some time.”
OOM – 9 Trophy Assortment picture!
January 22, 2001 | 9:56 PM EST | Robert | Talk About This Post
I have just updated several sections in the prototypes section of the website. Included in this update is a picture of the unreleased OOM – 9 (Trophy Assortment) figure. Check it out! Look for updates to the Paint Samples section, the Mock Up section, as well as the First Shots section. More will be added shortly, including a prototype unproduced light up Ben (Obi – Wan) Kenobi!
Special thanks goes out to Nick Larson and Bill Cox for the submissions. If you have any modern era prototypes and would like them featured on the site please send them to me at SemsFir@aol.com. I will give you full credit of ownership unless you would like to remain anonymous.
Insider 51 Out
January 22, 2001 | 5:19 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
YodaJeff writes: “I just thought I’d let you know that I received the newest Star Wars Insider in the mail today. A lot of the information is old (it lists which figures are supposed to come out in September 2000), but it’s nice to see it finally arrived.”
January 22, 2001 | 2:13 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Just an update to yesterday’s post about higher prices in Europe….Sompeetalay wrote in again to confirm that this information is valid for Germany as well as Belgium. And those are just two confirmed countries, could be the same everywhere.
More 12″ List Ideas
January 22, 2001 | 2:12 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Some interesting thoughts on the 12″ figure list mentioned yesterday:
Deron Price wrote in suggesting that, apart from the AT-AT Driver, perhaps they’ve excluded the exclusives. Of course this would still make the list inaccurate….they’d have one exclusive in there, and still no Portrait Edition figures. Unless the Portrait figs are not considered Action Collection figures?
Grayhank points out that it’s not just the 12″ electronic C-3PO figure missing….it’s all the 12″ electronic figures. Probably Hasbro doesn’t consider these part of the 12″ line either. And maybe that accounts for the missing Defense of Naboo set, because it is part of the Portrait Edition set.
All in all, no matter what angle you look at it from, there are a lot of problems with this list….
Star Wars Forgeries???
January 21, 2001 | 10:23 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
My bud Lou over at Yavin4.com sent over an email today about some info on SW forgeries. Here’s what he wrote…
Lou Arrico from Yavin4.com. We recieved an e-mail today about Jeremy Bulloch and his fan club stopping forgeries.
Please visit us for the complete story.
Thanks Lou. This is some interesting stuff check it out.
Free R2 with Holo Leia
January 21, 2001 | 10:18 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Nope your eyes don’t need a check up just yet…
The guys over at Sandtroopers.com are giving away a free R2 with Holo Leia. I did say free… You can enter now and hope that on Feb 1st you get lucky, and they pick you. The guys informed me that Trooper John Ryan (a.k.a. Dark Knight 1999) is sponsoring this giveaway. John is just another collector looking out for those that still need this little droid and his gal. We need more people like John that are looking to help and not take advantage of other collectors. Great job guys… Ok what are ya waiting for to get over there and enter???
January 21, 2001 | 10:11 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yes it’s true you can now own your very own Jawa wear….
No I don’t mean those dusty little brown cloaks, c’mon now guys….
Jawa.com is now offering official Jawa.com t-shirts to all readers at their cost. I checked it out myself and gotta say I think it’s a cool looking shirt. Check it out by clicking the link above.
Tennessee SW collectors club
January 21, 2001 | 9:42 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post
The Tennessee Star Wars Collectors Club is forming this month to get ready for episode 2. If anyone is interested in joining and discussing star wars in all its forms to please contact Brett Black at email@example.com.
Some GOOD UK News
January 21, 2001 | 12:11 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Despite my rant about the UK scene in the post below, here’s something good sent in by Simon:
“A discount store in the UK named ‘Poundland’ (if you live in the UK you’ll know what this is) had some great stuff in yesterday….
Loads of E1 figs with commtechs, PLUS some of the european Two Packs (the ones that come with the bonus battle droid) – Obi-Wan (Jedi Duel), Qui-Gon (Jedi Duel), Anakin (Naboo), Obi-Wan (Naboo), Qui-Gon (Naboo), Padmé, Amidala (Coruscant), and Amidala (Naboo). They also had the Sneak Preview Mace Windu . These items (the two packs and the Mace Windus) have never been available on the shelves in the UK, and here they are at £1 each!!!!”
Hasbro European Price RISE?
January 21, 2001 | 12:08 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
This from Sompeetalay from TeeKey-421:
“This news was brought to us by Marco Russe from www.toy-palace.com and Yves De Meyer from Gadget, an excellent toy store in Gent (Belgium). The prices of the figures will go up, due to production and transportation costs at Hasbro. A figure can easily cost at least 1.25 $ more than before. A good price in Belgium for a new figure is appr. 11.5 – 12 $. Now that the prices had been sharp for awhile … Thanks a lot Hasbro :((”
I’m not sure if this is the same for other countries such as the UK, France and Germany, but what I do know is that – at least in the UK – a price rise will make little difference anyway, because all we’re getting is some exciting promises. At the moment, in the UK, you don’t get excited by reading on the Internet of people finding new stuff on the shelves….the most exciting things you read are more promises from Hasbro UK which are rarely true…
100 12″ Checklist
January 21, 2001 | 12:03 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Mako sent in this rather lenghthy list of mess-ups on Hasbro’s 100 12″ figures list that comes packed in with the 12″ 100th Luke. I posted scans of the actual list a few days ago. Here’s what’s missing from it:
Bartender R2 (came in the FAO 2 pack with Slave Leia)
Chancelor Valorum & Blue Senate Guard (Came out back in August)
Qui-Gon & Amidala “Defense of Naboo” 2 pack.
Looks like they aren’t counting the Amidala collection (3) or the Ceremonial Leia.
Ep 1 C-3PO is missing from the list.
Strange, they counted the AT-AT driver twice, #23 & #71. I would have to guess that’s because of the exclusive and the regular release. However they didn’t do that with Greedo. Greedo was a JC Penny Exclusive & also came in wave with Grand Moff Tarkin. Speaking of Grand Moff Tarkin (#19) he was also release as an Exclusive and
as a regular wave. So was Slave Leia (#37) (although the sculpt was a bit different if I remember right)
One they decided to add for the hell of it. They added Captain Tarpals & the Kaadu. It won’t be out until Spring.
Good ol’ Hasbro!
Battle Droid diorama
January 21, 2001 | 12:00 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
ACPin has finished off his huge Battle Droid diorama and you can check it out athttp://acpin.homestead.com/Home.html
January 21, 2001 | 11:55 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Tom from Yestertoys confirmed that Squid Head case mentioned yesterday, and notes that its scheduled release date is 3/26. Not far away!
UK Toy Show
January 20, 2001 | 9:22 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Stephen wrote in to let all readers in the Glasgow area in the UK know that tomorrow, Sun 21st, there’s a toy fair on at the Mitchell Theatre. 12-4, £1 for adults, kids free.
New Case Assortment
January 20, 2001 | 7:35 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Dave from Startoys & Collectables in the UK sent in this upcoming case breakdown:
New Basic Figs Asst Coll #2 – Case of 12
– Squid Face x 3
– Lando Calrissian x 3
– Jar Jar Tatooine x 3
– R2-D2 Black x 3
Of course, Hasbro are capabale of changing these assortments, but this gives a pretty good idea of what’s coming.
Tanks @ TRU
January 19, 2001 | 1:59 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
QProd wrote in to let us know that he his local TRU in So. California put out about 60 Trade Federation Tanks today, along with a bunch of soft goods figures (Obi-Wan/Anakin/Maul wave) and Commtech Vader/Stormtrooper wave (no R2s in sight). Figures were $1.97 each.
KBKids.com has the 300th Figure – Boba Fett
January 19, 2001 | 10:35 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post
I still haven’t seen this in my area so if your the impatient type, KBKids.com has Boba Fett 300 in stock for $14.99.
January 19, 2001 | 8:34 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
After speaking with a friend he has told me that his supplier has informed him that we may see up to 10 designs this year. Of these that are on the list are IG-88, a repaint Fett, Colored pad Sandtrooper (those that have followed the line know that there was intial talk of them having these originally), Vader (end of the year). We will keep you posted as we get more news.
12″ Hunters at Target…$24.99 or $19.99???
January 18, 2001 | 11:16 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er DarthMickeyMoose wrote in with a very odd story on Target’s pricing for the 12″ Hunters. Read what happened to him…
“The Bounty Hunter dolls are now priced at $19.99 at Target. There is a problem though if you try and return your dolls for the price difference. There is a new number for these dolls, so your receipt which says you paid $24.99 does not match the Bounty Hunters UPC on the back of the box when scanned. I couldn’t even just return them because the receipt does not match the UPC now. I almost got into a lightsaber duel with the manager over this (HE SAID THEY NEVER CHANGE NUMBERS FOR AN ITEM-WRONG!). When they looked up the item in the computer from my receipt it says Star Wars 12″ Bounty Hunter dolls, but when you scan the box it now comes up star wars 12 ” doll
assortment. The $24.99 number for the Bounty Hunter now comes up
Strange story but I would definetly demand my refund. They should not give you a problem but if they do just ask for the Dist Mgr’s phone # that usually works well. I had noticed when I found my set of Hunters at Target they were labeled $19.99 on shelf but rang $24.99, the cashier did give them for the $19.99 price. Just be nice guys don’t lose control or that’ll get you no where quick. If nice doesn’t work just do as I said.
Major Lego sales at Target
January 18, 2001 | 11:08 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er DarthEd wrote in with some insane prices he found for SW Lego sets at Target. These prices reflect Target’s lowest clearance price due to the fact the all end in the number “4”. Guys get out there quick, I know I got some hunting to do. Check out what Ed wrote in with…
“Hello Yaksters!Found ‘Ultimate Collectors Series’ X Wing @ $37.44 &
UCS Interceptor & Millenium Falcon for $ 24.94!!!(Originaly 149.99, and $99.99) As well as Pit droid & Battle droid for $7.44!!!Not bad huh? Well that’all.
These are some great steals guys. Let me know what you find still lingering on shelves, give me a holler here.
More on the Ep2 poster
January 18, 2001 | 11:02 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
The poster I posted on last night was reported by Dark Horizons.com as one of a possible three designs for the Ep2 poster. Many people worte in saying it wasn’t real, that much I knew, but wondered how many believe this could be a possible design. I am not sure it could be or not, though I feel it is very similar to the Ep1 poster style and therefore think that it won’t look much like that. Most movie sequels have different styled posters. I still think it’s a great looking piece regardless. It was great to hear what people thought though. Thanks to all who wrote in with their ideas.
Deluxe Figures Return
January 18, 2001 | 9:50 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post
Artoonews.com and Rebelscum posted today that Deluxe figures have now shown up on Hasbro product lists. This seems to confirm a newspost of ours from back in mid-Nov.
“Could the deluxe figures be on their way back? I have spoken with Hasbro and it appears they are working on a new line (obviously for sometime in the future, probably 2002). One of the figures in the line that is being worked on is Luke in the Bacta tank.”
Paint Samples Link Fixed &Trophy Assortment OB1!
January 18, 2001 | 7:11 PM EST | Robert | Talk About This Post
The paint samples section has been fixed in the prototypes section. Thanks to Nick Larson for the heads up, and to Greg for the fix. Please stop by and check it out! Included is a picture of Greg’s paint sample of the yet unreleased Ben (Obi – Wan) Kenobi Trophy Assortment figure complete with the mini Gungan sub! I hope to finish adding pictures of Nick Larson’s prototype collection by the end of the weekend, so please keep checking back. Have a good weekend.
Technics at KBKids
January 18, 2001 | 7:59 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
LEGO Technic Stormtrooper $29.99
Also on sale for the low low price of $9.99 is the Star Wars Electronic Power F/X X-wing with Figure
Ep2 teaser poster or not?
January 17, 2001 | 10:06 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
I got this link off another collector on The Trade Federation. It’s for a look at an Ep2 teaser poster, or is it….? You decide. A cool piece nonetheless, give it a look here. Thanks to Brian Moore for this one.
Check out those dirty little scavengers
January 17, 2001 | 10:02 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
My little brown cloaked desert nomads over at The Jawa.com have some interesting things going on…
Capt_Tarpals that Gungan in disguise has put up a cool Lego measurement section. Great if you are looking to know if that Lego Imperial Shuttle is worth it.
Also they are doimanother free (yes free) giveaway. This time you win a Trilogy Widescreen Edition VHS set. These guys come up with some great free stuff. Check them out at the link above….
Pre-Order Power of the Jedi Wave 9
January 17, 2001 | 10:01 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post
SW POTJ Collection 1 (Wave 9) (Item #84445D, $89.99) is scheduled to contain these new Star Wars action figures: 2x Darth Maul Sith Apprentice, 3x Chewbacca Mechanic, 2x Pod Fig, 2x Leia Bespin Escape, 1x Han Solo Bespin Capture, 1x Battle Droid Boomer Damage, 1x Scout Trooper – Imperial Patrol (Biker Scout)(Subject to change.). Only atEntertainment Earth.
Ultarama Stand Winner of the week
January 17, 2001 | 9:35 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Congrats to this weeks winner of the Ultarama Stand, James McAllaster, provided by Mort Simpson. If you have not entered the drawing please click on the link to the left and send in your name. YOU CAN ONLY ENTER ONCE.
12″ at Etoys
January 17, 2001 | 7:58 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
12″ Legacy Figure- Bossk @ Etoys.com $19.99 SOLD OUT
12″ Legacy Figure- 4-Lom @ Etoys.com $19.99
12″ Legacy Figure- IG-88 @ Etoys.com $19.99 SOLD OUT
Thanks to all that wrote in with the news.
Sidster’s still here
January 17, 2001 | 6:49 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Hey guys it’s been a few days since I have posted and some people are wondering if I left. No, still here and alive and kicking guys. Just some personal things in my life lately that I have needed to take care of, and some are coming to a close. Thanks to all that wrote me concerned if I left or not… There’s some great people out there with some great things to say, thanks to you all.
LEGO’s at KBKids
January 17, 2001 | 2:08 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
LEGO Star Wars Droid Escape $7.49
LEGO Star Wars Imperial AT-ST $9.74
LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle $29.99
LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter $16.49
LEGO Star Wars Watto’s Junkyard $44.99
January 17, 2001 | 4:07 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
JD Dolan points out that Amanaman’s lead in the Hasbro poll has been cut down to 3%. There can’t be long left. Don’t forget that Hasbro have put Amanaman out for a second time here, giving him another chance. This could be our last chance. If he doesn’t win this poll, he might not be made in the new line. If you are remotely interested in a new Amanaman figure, and you’ve not yet voted, please go and vote. Starwars.Hasbro.com.
January 17, 2001 | 4:05 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Want to vote on your favorite Star Wars figure of 2000? Rebelscum are running a poll right now. Click here to vote!
Star Wars Browser
January 17, 2001 | 4:02 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
In case you haven’t read this else or found out yourselves, starwars.com has made 2 Star Wars themed Internet browsers available for download. The two designs, TPM and the classic trilogy, work with Windows 95, 98, 2000 and NT. I tried it out and it’s nice, but takes up a lot of the webpage viewing space… Still, a nice idea. Click here to download ’em. Thanks to Red11 for the news.
Loose 100th Luke figure
January 16, 2001 | 6:29 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Here’s some photos of the 100th edition 12″ Luke Skywalker that a friend sent over:
Comparison shot – new Luke on the left
Nude Luke – over 18s only
X-Wing Pilot outfit – note the special NASA design flight helmet with enough padding to protect you from a 10,000 foot drop.
My friend also notes that the 12″ Dewback is strong enough to hold a 3 year old on its back, which is pretty cool. And as he says, if Hasbro put wheels on the feet it’d be a great preschool toy!
Plo Koon has Arrived
January 16, 2001 | 3:58 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post
Start the New Year right with the newest series of Star Wars Action Figures! SW POTJ Collection 2 (Wave 6) (Item #84455D, $89.99) contains 3x Plo Koon, 3x K-3P0 – Echo Base Protocol Droid, 3x Mon Calamari Officer, and 3x IG-88. All backorders will be filled immediately. Only at Entertainment Earth.
KBKids.com Army Builders
January 15, 2001 | 10:26 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Sneak Preview: STAP and Battle Droid $2.50
Hologram Nute Gunray Prototype pic plus…..
January 15, 2001 | 7:36 PM EST | Robert | Talk About This Post
The prototypes section has had a small update. A couple of additions to the first shots section, as well as an addition to the Mock Up / Samples section. Included in the first shot section is a picture of the yet to be released Nute Gunray (Hologram). I hope to have the next wave of submissions up a running by the end of the weekend. Thanks goes out to Nick Larson and Stepen M. Gardiner for the submissions. Nick has sent pictures of some great prototypes and I’m hoping to include them all with this next update. If you have any prototypes of modern era prototypes and would like to have them featured here at the realm in the prototypes section please feel free to send them my way at SemsFir@aol.com. I will give you full credit of ownership unless you want to remain anonymous.
January 15, 2001 | 7:15 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Markus has updated his great dioramas site, StarconstruX.de, with some new custom figures, a larger Sarlacc that will fit two Skiffs, and a new section called “Snapshot” which features a new photo from one of his dioramas every week. This site is definitely one to check out.
Battle Droid army
January 15, 2001 | 7:11 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
ACPin seems to have spent absolutely ages setting up a diorama with more Battle Droids than I’ve ever seen before! Check it out @ http://acpin.homestead.com/Home.html!
100th Luke Checklist
January 15, 2001 | 7:05 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
A friend of mine sent in a couple of nice scans of the photo list of all 100 12″ figures that comes with the 100th figure, the new Luke Skywalker. Check them out:
Qui Gon vs Battle Droid 2 pack proto
January 15, 2001 | 3:37 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post
On ebay there is a prototype of the Qui Gon/Battle Droid 2 pack that was never produced. There are also some pictures of the prototype on this auction (Item #542903998). Thanks to everyone who wrote in.
January 14, 2001 | 11:06 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Jar Jar Binks Wake-Up System $14.99
Anakin’s Pod Racer with Anakin $6.25
More @ eToys
January 14, 2001 | 2:21 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
eToys currently have Star Wars PC games cheap as well as all the other things we’ve mentioned recently. Search for games like TIE Fighter, X-Wing, Shadows of the Empire and Dark Forces. Thanks to Steve for the info!
Claim some money back
January 14, 2001 | 2:16 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Mark sent this in for anyone who bought the 12″ Valorum/Guard from kbkids.com and has since seen it cheaper in a local KB:
“I ordered the Valorum 2-pack on kbkids.com just in case I never saw it in the stores. Well, I got lucky one day and found 2 at a new KB in Shrewsbury, MA. So, when I got the 2-pack in the mail, I went to return it to the store, and it rang up $14.99, and kbkids.com gives gift receipts so the price isn’t listed. I told the manager what I paid, she called kbkids.com to verify, and then gave me 2 options:
1) put the $39.99 back onto my credit card
2) GET REIMBURSED THE $25 DOLLARS AND KEEP IT FOR ONLY $14.99!
I didn’t keep it, cos I know how hard these are to find and I wanted someone else to have it. BUT, if you bought is on kbkids.com, you can bring it to the stores with your receipt and get reimbursed!
Etoys Hasbro Sales
January 13, 2001 | 10:51 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Etoys.com is now slashing like crazy, here are the Hasbro deals….
Darth Maul (Jedi Duel) with Lightsaber – 3.75″ $.99
Mace Windu with Lightsaber and Jedi Cloak – 3.75″ $.99
Anakin Skywalker – 12″ $2.99
Trade Federation Droid Fighters $3.99
Epic Force Figure – Darth Maul $2.99
Epic Force Figure – Obi-Wan Kenobi $2.99
Electronic Talking Darth Maul – 12″ $6.99
Battle Droid with Blaster Rifle – 12″ $5.99
Watto with Datapad – 12″ $5.99
Power of the Force – Chewbacca – 12″ $5.99
Theed Generator Complex with Battle Droid $8.99
Princess Leia – Ceremonial Gown (1999) – 11.5″ $7.99
Episode I: Flash Speeder $2.99
Motorized Theed Hangar Playset with Qui-Gon Jinn and Battle Droid – 3.75″ $6.99
Action Fleet Deluxe Set – Naboo Hangar-Final Combat $5.99
Mega Platform Set – Trade Federation MTT/Naboo Battlefield $8.99
Star Wars: Behind the Magic $7.99
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Widescreen Collector’s Edition $8.00
Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars Classic Trilogy $7.99
Monopoly: Episode I $8.99
Episode I: Electronic Naboo Fighter $6.99
Episode I: Destroyer Droid Room Alarm $3.99
Episode I: Qui-Gon Jinn’s Lightsaber (NEW) $3.99
PLUS MANY MANY MORE THINGS
Etoys.com LEGO Sale
January 13, 2001 | 12:50 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post
Etoys.com continues to have several sets on sale, and some of them have now been marked down drastically – FBTBhas the complete 20 set listing of what they have to offer.
Ammo Wagon at Wal-mart??
January 12, 2001 | 11:04 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post
The Ammo Wagon w Gungan was found at two different Wal-marts today in NV for $14.95. Has anyone else found the Ammo Wagon Wal-mart recently? If so please e-mail me.
UPDATE:The Ammo Wagon is not showing up at Wal-mart but KB and people have been returning them to Wal-mart in order to make money since they are listed in their computer.
KB , Target, TRU…kicking in the South
January 12, 2001 | 9:51 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er Britt Johnson from Myrtle Beach, SC, sent in a bunch of reports in that area…
“KB toys had many Watto’s Box with the Holo Commtech for 7.99,
as well as Mos Espa Enc., Skiff Guard’s and Rebel Pilots for the same
price…. They also had a few soft good figs. for 1.97..
Target had the Bounty Hunter series for 24.99 2 of Bossk and 4-Lom,but only 1 I-G88…and the best figure released in the past few years, 300th Boba Fett for 9.99…UNREAL figure. I would pay the extra to have ALL figures made like this…this is how it should be done. No Biker Scouts or other 12″……..
TRU had the some great figures…… I walk and a nice row of Commtech Vaders, Stormtroopers, and yes 3 Holo R2 -D2…..I couldn’t believe it….FINALLY….I keep reading how all these people keep finding them and there it was….1.99 for all figures in sight. They had some Motti Commtechs and Leias….nice supply and 1.99 price..sweet.
On a side not, a small town K-Mart had a Sio Bibble, Swamp Jar-Jar, Pit droids, and the Amidala Battle….I was very surprised to see these waves in K-Mart…Maybe this is a sign that K-Mart might be joining the clearance trend…that would be nice….
Everyone in the South, keep an eye out and go now while they are still around…I left ya an R2-D2 holo…….
Thanks Britt great report man.
SW S East Ma/RI Collectors Club
January 12, 2001 | 9:46 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Guys I am looking to get a local Ma/RI collectors club going soon…
This will actually be part of the online club, The Trade Federation. I will be running the Ma/RI chapter. I feel this can help many in the area not fortunate enough to get some things they are looking for, but also to just have some fun amongst other locals. There are going to be some strict guidelines that go along with all the Trade fed guidelines, so please expect that. If you are in this area and are interested just gimmie a holler here.
300th Fett in S East Ma
January 12, 2001 | 9:40 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Some good news for all my local Yak-ers here in S East Ma…
Mr Fett has hit N Dartmouth, Ma, Walmart store. I saw 10 there tonight. This was about 9 pm so I can guess these will be around for opening time. Good luck guys get there early, these won’t hang around long.
Issue #51 and Carbon Freeze Chamber Update
January 12, 2001 | 9:36 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post
The Fan Club, now operated by Wizards of the Coast, is reporting that Issue #51 will be shipped by January 18 at the latest. Apparently at least part of the delay was due to trying to schedule printing time. Issue #52 will be on the newstands in mid February.
The Carbon Freeze Playset will be at the Fan Club. The marketing section is trying to find out from Hasbro exactly how many of the Carbon Freeze Playsets they will be allocated. The lastest word is they will be taking pre-orders, but no date has been set at this time.
Biker Scout +
January 12, 2001 | 1:40 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Lee wrote in to say that AnotherUniverse.com have a set of Han Bespin Capture, Biker Scout and Battle Droid (Boomer Damage) figures right here for $9.99 plus shipping. Doesn’t seem too good, but if you use the coupon ‘Sale4’ you’ll get 25% off the order. In the end, if you buy just the set of 3 figures and use the coupon, the total is around $30 (basically it’s like getting free shipping). Worth a look if you can’t find these figures.
January 12, 2001 | 12:21 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
M & M Collectibles have extended their 25% off sale:
“Due to the overwhelming response to our 25% off everything sale, we are extending it through this weekend (now ends at midnight Sunday Jan 14).
Remember, you MUST put “SALE” in the ship to name to get the discount!”
January 12, 2001 | 12:18 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Keith is running a contest to win some figures. All you have to do is design a banner and a button for his website. Head over to his site for more details.
100th 12″ Luke Skywalker
January 12, 2001 | 12:15 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Andy wrote in to let us know that the 100th 12″ figure, the new Luke Skywalker, has been showing up on Japanese shelves priced @ 8000Yen, which translates to a pretty huge $72. When they appear on US shelves however, the price should be significantly less. Typically, things turn up in Japan before the USA, so in theory they should arrive in the States before long.
Hallmark.com Star Wars update
January 12, 2001 | 10:28 AM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post
Hallmark.com has posted pictures of the 2001 Star Wars ornaments. Check them out!!
January 12, 2001 | 8:23 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Amazon.com has the following items….
Kaadu with Jar Jar $1.97
Opee with Qui-Gon $1.97
EE Taken Out By Mother Nature
January 12, 2001 | 8:12 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
The first major weather system of 2001 literally took Entertainment Earth (www.entertainmentearth.com) by storm on Wednesday and Thursday. All telephone lines, fax lines, email and Internet connections were destroyed by Mother Nature. Pacific Bell notes that portions of this entire area (North Hollywood, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles) is effected. Flooding in critical areas disabled Pacif Bell’s systems.
…And we thought it was just a little rain.
Pacific Bell could not give an estimate as to when systems will be repaired. We appreciate your patience and look forward to more of your business when we return.
UPDATE:EE is now back up and running.
NJ Star Wars Collector Club
January 11, 2001 | 9:38 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er and NJ resident Chris DelVecchio sent in some info for any SW collectors in the state of NJ. Here’s what Chris had to say….
“Hello, just wanted to let you know that the NJSWCC will be celebrating its first full year as the premier Star Wars Club for NJ!
Please help us by inviting all “True Collectors” from NJ (and surrounding areas) to join us by stopping by our site atNJSWCC.
Sounds great, guys give Chris a visit. These days any help beating the scalpers to the punch is worthwhile.
SW Hallmark 2001
January 11, 2001 | 9:37 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post
Rebelscum is reporting that the Hallmark Star Wars ornaments for 2001 will include Jar Jar Binks, Anakin Skywalker, and most likely Queen Amidala’s Royal Starship. Also, there will be a miniature set but that contents are not known at this time.
Lee’s AFN #99 on stands
January 11, 2001 | 9:32 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
The new issue of Lee’s AFN is on stands now. It has a nice two page spread of the new 12″ Bounty Hunters and also a page of newly released POTJ things we have all seen lately. I did notice a great new add for the Ultarama system. Lee’s also gave a whole page article to them and added some great pics. If you haven’t got one of these yet, DO IT NOW….
This is a great sytem for the loose and diorama collectors out there. I think by far it’s the best display unit made thus far. Great Usage, great construction, and great price. If you need some more info hit the Ultarama link above. Here’s a pic of the article from Lee’s.
Plenty of 12″ Sith Lords to go round in NY
January 11, 2001 | 6:44 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
I got a few reports from NY Yak-ers going into the Manhattan store looking for $40 Dewbacks only to find many 12″ Sith Lords sets. A few Yak-ers reported 40-50 of these sets at that store. So if you need one and live close by hop on the train and get there. Thanks go out to Yak-ers AustinDPowers2, Scott Morris, and DarkLordBrother.
Queens Ship at KBKids.com
January 11, 2001 | 2:28 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Electronic Royal Flagship Escape from Naboo Playset $29.99
Add anything else from the site and you can use this code. Coupon code OFFERZONE, which is $10 off a $35 purchase. Thanks to William and Dave for the news.
Invasion Force Figure with Vehicle
January 11, 2001 | 8:19 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Episode I Invasion Force Figure with Vehicle: Sith Probe $4.97. IN STOCK @ Amazon.com SOLD OUT
KBkids.com In Stock Items
January 11, 2001 | 8:03 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
KBkids.com has the following items in stock.
12″ Sandtrooper Action Figure $12.99 #108159C
Sith Speeder and Darth Maul Figure $2.99 #101266C
12″ Greedo Action Figure $12.99 #108159B
12″ Grand Moff Tarkin w/ Interrogator Droid $12.99 #108159E
12″ Luke Skywalker in Hoth Gear $12.99 #105797B
12″ Luke Skywalker in Jedi Gear $12.99 #108161
12″ Sith Lords in the N East
January 10, 2001 | 11:54 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
This is for all my N East compadres looking for the new 12″ Sith Lords set, TRU in my area has received a shipment. A good friend and Yak-er Mark found the set in both the Swansea, MA and the
N Dartmouth, MA stores. So Guys this set seems to be hitting TRU across the country. Good luck in the hunt.
January 10, 2001 | 11:47 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Alpha-Con will be at the Omaha Civic Auditorium on May 4-6. Many celebs will take part. Check out all the details over at SSG’s.
How did he do that?
January 10, 2001 | 10:49 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
My man George over at Sandtroopers.com posted up the new “how to” for his custom Porkins FX X-Wing. Definetly worth a look. I love how the Porkins head didn’t lose any articulation. Check the “how to” in the Collazo Universe section.
New Hallmark 2001 mini Empire lunchbox
January 10, 2001 | 10:43 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er Ken Robinson sent in a pic he found of the new mini Empire lunchbox ornament from the 2001 Hallmark Spring collection. They did the Star Wars version a couple of years back and it is a really cool piece. Ken noted to check outHallmark.com tomorrow as they will be putting up the 2001 Dreambook. He also noted not all the ornaments would be viewable just yet. Check this link for the pics of the mini lunchbox now though.
A HUGE thanks to…
January 10, 2001 | 8:51 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er Tim Enloe….
Tim is a regular Yak reader, contributor, and friend. Some may recall Tim had a brother that passed away in Sept of last year, we here at Yak asked for all your prayers for him. Well since that tragedy Tim has still remained a regular and a great guy. Tim had a hard second half of 2000 but remained strong. Tim recently helped me acquire one of the $2 R2 Holo figs from TRU. I only need this fig for a loose diorama and Tim came thru BIG. He not only offered help but sent in a star case for the $2 he paid. He is an asset to the community and beyond, it’s people like Tim that overshadow all the other greedy one’s out there. Tim, you are an unreal guy and I thank you for that.
Lott Dodd Prototype Pic
January 10, 2001 | 8:32 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post
On ebay there is an auction for a prototype of the unproduced Lott Dodd figure (Item #540021178). Thanks to DarthScooby for the news.
Magic of the Myth virtual tour
January 10, 2001 | 8:29 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er JessO has a great page with an awesome virtual tour of the Magic of the Myth exhibit. I have yet to see this in person, but plan on going the minute it hits Boston. If you are like me and want to see what lies ahead, take a lookhere.
Wondering why there are no new figs around….
January 10, 2001 | 8:18 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er and Walmart employee John wrote in with some very interesting and informative news. John has some info why we aren’t seeing new figs at some Walmarts at all, read below…
“During my first inventory control meeting ( which supposedly was to
occur at all stores over the country at the same time), stores are
to begin cracking down on merchandise that does not sell well or not
sell at all. This is to happen in all departments. Star Wars peg
warmers will be the cause of no new orders of basic
figure assortments. Unless the associate in toys is a dedicated
collector, they will view star wars as just “toys that do not sell”
and will no longer place orders for new figures. The store that
reduced the figures to $1.00 will not purchase additional figures only
to sell at a loss.
Star Wars in general is not selling well in my area. Figures like
Sebulba, Dagobah Darth Vader, General Leia, Porkins, Fode and Beed
Gungan Warrior and Obi Wan ( Alec Guiness) are saturated and just
clutter up the aisle. Fode and Beed and Gungan Warriors sell out first
but not as fast as you would expect. This is the reason no new figures
will be ordered, or not in large quanities.
I blame this on Hasbro, who do not have vendors take the time to
remove older figures and replenish them with the current batch that
people are looking for. Also when a case eventually sells and more are
reordered, the store usually sends the identical assortment that
recently sold, rather than waiting for an updated assortment with
entirely new figures never before seen. This leads to low turnover
and collector frustration. The only way I can find new figures is to
travel to different states that order assortments that are not
available in my area. Peg warmers are not the same in different
states but they are in stores that are in the same area. Because of
this I have been able to find as many Bespin Capture Han, Boomer
Damage Battle Droid and Biker Scouts as I need.
Some very good info. I know many that haven’t seen news waves since the initial POTJ stuff hit. This may explain a lot now for those people. It’s very sad and unfortunate news though and hopefully things will change. I am going to look further into this and maybe we can do something here at Yak to help this situation.
January 10, 2001 | 6:03 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
ACPin reports: “Just got back from lunch and I passed by the TRU on 34th St at New York city where I found the 12″ Dewback w/Sandtrooper marked down to $39.90 each. There were at least 20 that I counted which were still there.”
Fett troubles from kbkids.com?
January 10, 2001 | 4:25 PM EST | Brian | Talk About This Post
Chris writes in w the following news:
“I recieved the 300th fett from KBkids.com just today and to my surprise it was in horrible condition. I know you can’t expect a mint package when ordering from a big company, but this was far from even decent. Every side of the package was crushed in so far that even the figure was damaged. The staff was bent, his helmet antenna was bent, his gun was bent.”
Has anyone else gotten their Fett in this kind of condition?
This week’s Ultarama Winner
January 10, 2001 | 7:52 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Yakface.com would like to say CONGRATS!! to Dan Bagrow, this week’s winner of the excellent Ultarama Standsprovided by Mort Simpson. Mort has agreed to let us keep giving away these great display systems. We will continue to give one away a week.
Didn’t find CT Vader and Trooper yet?
January 9, 2001 | 10:56 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Well for the unlucky people that haven’t been able to get a CT Vader and Stormtrooper at TRU, the Jawa clan is giving you some help. The brown cloaked desert scavengers over at Jawa.com are giving away a set of CT Vader and Trooper for zilch, nada, nothing, zero. Yup just head over and enter and hey they could be at your door quicker than you can say……
Trade Fed tanks at TRU
January 9, 2001 | 10:51 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er Charles Q. Nguyen from Southern Cali sent in a report on a very plentiful find of Trade Fed tanks at TRU. Charles said he saw 50 at his local store. These are still going for the regular price of $17.99. I had reported spotting some at TRU in Warwick, RI, just before Xmas, so keep your eyes peeled.
January 9, 2001 | 3:07 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Head over to M & M to take advantage of this clear-out offer:
“This is starting a couple days early because we need to make room for new inventory. This offer is good only through Friday Jan. 12, 2001.
25% off EVERYTHING. That simple. Regular Price, sale price, new, old it doesn’t matter.
YOU MUST put in the code “sale” after your ship to name on the order form to get discount.
Please note, our shopping cart will not calculate this discount. It will be done manually when we process your order. The confirmation email that you get will have the regular price. If you put in the discount code, we will process your order at 25% off. We will NOT do refunds of the 25% if you do not put the “sale” code in.”
Can’t live with’em…Can’t live without’em
January 8, 2001 | 4:49 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
I have heard much complaining lately about some of the new figs that have come out and some that are coming soon. Many people aren’t happy with the K3-PO and I can’t figure out why. I mean most loved the red R2 unit from the Royal Starship, right? What’s the difference just a reused mold just like K3-P0 is… I think many forget that all the protocol and astromech droids all look the same. I am happy to have K3-P0 and I look forward to any other droids they plan on doing. This brings new life to the line and adds some great figs for those that build scenes (myself included). I mean would you rather have another Luke Tatooine? Also many are complaining about the recent resculpts… I love them and say bring them on. If they can do a resculpt and make it look far better than the orignal, I’m all for it. Look at the Han Bespin, no comparison to the original. Can we say Fett anyone? That is one of the best figure sculpts Hasbro has EVER done. Guys my rule of thumb is, if you don’t like them leave them hanging on the pegs. Hasbro give me more droids and awesome resculpts and I will be a happy guy….
Some new Target news
January 8, 2001 | 4:36 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
A “secret” Target employee and fellow Yak-er wrote in some interesting info, read below….
“Hi, I did some checking up on Star Wars at work today, turns out that the Star Wars “Inside Action”(087-06-1549), and “2 pack Figures”(087-06-1715) do appear on the new 1/7/01 planogram, however, they are NOT supposed to be set. Instead they are supposed to be taken off as of 1/25/01(Labels removed). The E mail sent out yesterday clearly states that NO PRODUCT WILL SHIP TO STORES. So for those looking to pick up that Masters of the Darkside Two pack…..looks like your out of luck. As for the inside action, that’s not going to happen either. Also, the latest wave of POTJ collection 2(IG-88 wave) as NOT YET hit the Target I work at (which is in New York). However the new Boba Fett has arrived in my store (as well as other New York stores), this item is supposed to be held for the new Planogram(setting on ! the week of 1/7/01), keep in mind that all stores do their sets at different times during this week, so for example one store may set the boys action aisle on Sunday night into Monday morning, making it possible to walk in and find Boba Fett and the new 12 inch guys sitting on the shelf, Monday morning at 8 am. Some stores may do boys action on Friday of that week, you never know.”
Thanks for the info. Guys remember always be nice to employees it’s the only way to get anything you want.
Ep1 on FOX
January 8, 2001 | 4:31 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
FOX has announced taht it will air Episode One The Phantom Menace on Sun, April 29th from 7-10 pm ET/PT. Jus seems like we were all still dying for this to hit theaters. Time flies don’t we all know that….
George Lucas in Love DVD at amazon
January 8, 2001 | 4:28 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er Wayne noticed amazon.com has the cool short flick, George Lucas in Love on DVD for $11.99. Wayne mentioned to go the $15 section of the DVD page. Thanks for the heads up man.
Don Post Masks and Helmets
January 8, 2001 | 2:27 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Don Post Masks and Helmets
We continue to stock the full line of Star Wars Classic and Episode I masks and helmets from Don Post Studios. Check out our entire selection today by following this link:
12″ Jedi Assort at the Wishbook
January 8, 2001 | 12:39 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Return Of The Jedi 12″ Set for only $24.88
January 8, 2001 | 12:07 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Have you ever wondered how these toys that we spend all our time looking for compared to the actual characters in the movie. Well stop over to the YakVision Section and take a look around. Here you see a sample (click onthe image to see it full size) of what I have done. After you stop in take a second and vote on our poll. I hope you enjoy them.
12″ Ep1 Obi-Wan
January 8, 2001 | 11:58 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Ep1 12″ Obi-Wan Kenobi Action Figure @ KBKids.com for only $2.50
Plo wave at Yestertoys
January 7, 2001 | 7:54 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yestertoys has a good amount of the new Plo Koon wave in stock for $8.00 a piece. They also have some other deals going on. Check the link above or give them a call at 1-800-653-4155.
UPDATE: I got a few emails saying that the Plo wave wasn’t listed on the site, I also checked and saw it that wasn’t. I would give them a call tomorrow sometime at the 800 #. I do know they have these in stock now.
All fun and games
January 7, 2001 | 7:49 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er Raymond sent in a report of some cheap Star Wars games he recently scored at TRU. Raymond got himself an E1 Monopoly and Star Wars Trivial Pursuit for $15 and $10 respectively. These are great prices considering these went for $35-40 each. I thought I add that they also have the Sith Probe Attack game for $10. This is a cool game and if you got little ones they will enjoy. It also makes a really cool display piece, cheap. Just to add one more steal…
Those living in the S East, Ma area, make a stop at Ocean State Job Lot. They have the Clash Of The Lightsaber card game for a mere $1.50. The deals just seem to continue, so get out there guys and enjoy while the getting’s good…
Do you know CGI?
January 7, 2001 | 2:57 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
I am in need of a CGI expert. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
300th Back In Stock
January 7, 2001 | 2:21 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
You can get him at KBKids.com for $9.99, Click on the Picture. Out of Stock
Also Back in stock are…
Star Wars: 12″ Grand Moff Tarkin Action Figure $12.99 Out of Stock
Episode 1 Darth Maul Trophy Assortment $1.99
Show in the UK
January 6, 2001 | 6:48 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Tomorrow (Jan 7th) is the Collectors’ World sci-fi fair in Basildon, Essex. Well worth a visit if you live close or can get there! For more info, go to the event website @ http://www.scifishows.com/basildon.htm.
South Attleboro Collectable show
January 6, 2001 | 5:30 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Sun Jan 7th at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Knights of Columbus, 304 Highland Ave, S Attleboro, Ma. 59 tables, Admission is $3.00. This is a small show guys but you can find that jewel just waiting to be found. I will be there so feel free to come up and chat some “Wars” stories. For those looking to talk I will be wearing a striped v neck sweater and off white bubble jacket. Hope to see some Yak-er’s there.
MOTDS two pack at Target?
January 6, 2001 | 5:17 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Well looks like the mystery of the shelf tags at Target are solved…
I got an email from Yak-er 1-Smuggler in Ohio and he reports finding a MOTDS two pack at Target. Jay over atAmerican Dream Comics also reports people mailing in reporting finds. I have heard that Target was late on getting some stuff, so this maybe good for those needing this set still. Good luck guys send in any finds.
Preorder Marmit Vader at EE
January 6, 2001 | 5:05 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Entertainment Earth is taking preorders for the much awaited and speculated Marmit Vader. This should be an awesome piece considering how great all the Marmit releases have been thus far. Get in on it now while you can.
Need Plo Koon and friends
January 5, 2001 | 10:02 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Both TNC Universe and Toymaniacs.com have the Plo Koon wave in stock. I don’t see these lasting long though.
$1 POTJ figs?
January 5, 2001 | 9:52 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er Mike Bivins sent in some info on some insane steals he found at his local Walmart in Knighdale, NC. Here’s what Mike reported getting some new POTJ figs for a dollar… Yes one dollar. He found Fode/Beed, Sebulba, Gungan Warrior, Boss Nass for that and also got himself a Porkins for two dollars. Not sure if this was an isolated incident but if any others out there are finding these kinds of steals let us know. Mike did attach a scan of his receipt for proof, so it is legit guys.
12″ Sith Lords found at more Tru
January 5, 2001 | 9:45 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
I have some more reports of this set popping at TRU lately. Reports of finds from Madison, Wi and also in the Houston, Tx area have come in. Thanks to Yak-ers DarthMenace, and Valentin, both for these reports.
300th Fett for $8.00
January 5, 2001 | 11:34 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er Loose Toon found 6 Mr Fett’s at Walmart in Lawrenceville, Ga. Great score, but wait, they were priced $9.96 but rang up $7.36 each. Sounds like an awesome score there. This is the first report of these being ound any cheaper than the noraml $9.96 tag, but if anyone else finds these cheap let us know here at Yak.
eToys UK site closing
January 5, 2001 | 11:27 AM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Looks like another one bites the dust…
The UK eToys division will be shutting down soon, all orders will be taken up to Jan 19th, then they will stop. I understand they are closing due to $ problems, like a lot of e-tailers lately. They will be offering 50% off on all in stock merchandise, so maybe you can snag a few items you need. Here’s a link for any people interested in checking them out.
New Items at KBKids.com
January 5, 2001 | 9:42 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Here are some new items online….
Star Wars: 12″ Sandtrooper Action Figure $12.99 #108159C
Star Wars: 12″ Greedo Action Figure $12.99 #108159B
Star Wars: 12″ Grand Moff Tarkin Action Figure $12.99 #108159E SOLD OUT
Star Wars 12″ Tusken Raider Action Figure $12.99 #105801D
Star Wars 8″ Anakin Skywalker Action Figure $1.75 #101238B SOLD OUT
Star Wars: 12″ Luke Skywalker Action Figure in Ceremonial Gear $12.99 #108159D
Jabba’s Palace with Han Solo in Carbonite – 3-D Diorama $3.75 #400687D SOLD OUT
If the links do not bring you directly to the page search on the numbers that follow the price of each.
January 4, 2001 | 9:41 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Well Target is doing their after Xmas clearance sale again and some good things to be found cheap. I saw a few great deals for 50% off, check what my local Target had still in stock….
Lego Slave 1 $9.90
Lego Trade Fed MTT $24.90
Lego UCS X Wing $74.90
Lego USC Tie Fighter $49.90
Mega Obi Wan $4.90
Yak-er Bill Ray also reported finding all three Mega Action figs for $4.90. So more deals to be had out there. The Lego sets are a steal at 50% off, but remember Traget still has another round to go. Target’s final clearance prices always end in a “4” so maybe if we hold out on some things we can practically walk out the door with them.
12″ Sith Lords at TRU and some TRU info
January 4, 2001 | 9:32 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
I know a few people have been looking for this set and have been coming up empty handed, but hopefully that will end soon. I have heard of this set being found at some TRU stores in the west half of the country as of late. So those living on the left side pop in and you might be a happy camper.
Now as I stated earlier in the week some TRU stores have yet to receive any of the Classic CT figs yet, my local TRU included. Fear not people as I stated these will show up. Here’s some more good news from another TRU employee…
“I work at TRU and I just wanted to confirm that report about commtech R2. There are over 16,000 commtech POTF figures sitting in a NorthEast warehouse that haven’t shipped. Inventory for many stores ends this weekend and new trucks will be arriving starting Saturday at most stores doing inventory. There will be plenty of Commtech figures for everyone. Also, there are tons of Episode 1 figures sitting in the warehouses(can’t remember exact numbers), but there are no more freeze frames…so I doubt we’ll see Weequay FFs anytime soon. Anyway, good luck to everyone and the figures are out there…they’re just waiting to be shipped to stores. I’ll let you know when my store starts receiving them(we haven’t gotten any yet).
A TRU Employee”
Good news again… So we should see these and from what Lee says in good numbers. I just want Stormtroopers galore. Good luck people and anyone finding these soon please give me a holler here.
12″ assortments for 2001 Change
January 4, 2001 | 9:15 PM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post
It appears that the 12″ Oola, Gamorrean Guard, and Lando Skiff have been delayed at least. The new overseas listing for 2001 from Hasbro for 12″ shows Death Star Trooper, Death Star Droid, and Han Solo (no description of which outfit). We are supposed to see these new 12″ figs in July 2001. Rick at New Force is taking preorders for them, including sets of the three, and case packs of six figures.
Around the net…..
January 4, 2001 | 4:54 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Here are some nice things going on around the net….
Philip at Rebelscum has a couple of things. You can check out a VERY COOL display idea for the Battle of Endor using the 12″ Speeder Bike Box, and if you are into displays, Philip has the official site for fan made stands using the Ultarama stands. If you have one and want people to see what you have done with it. Mail it into Philip.
Are you into collecting Star Wars Topps Trading Cards? Well SSG has opened a new section with a price guide for the cards. Check it out here.
Over at The Force.net you can check out the latest Episode II images from a French Magazine.
January 4, 2001 | 4:26 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Steve sent this info in:
“Went to two TRU’s today in NEW JERSEY and found the TRU exclusive “R2-D2/C-3PO” two pack for a whopping low price of $7.90, not a bad deal, the boxes were a little beat up, but I guess I will open them.”
News on Figures w/ Cd’s
January 4, 2001 | 11:51 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Spoke with Andy and he has confirmed that they are coming, although there are NO cd’s. The CD’s have been cancelled. However they are still making the figures. The Luke Bespin will be out most likely in 2002, however we will see a new Luke X-Wing that he promises will be very cool sometime this year. Also we will see a bare chested Darth Maul with all the deco on his body with an add in of some sort as a deluxe figure. Possibly a vader as well, not positive on that one yet. More news to come as we get it.
Star Wars Diorama Page Updated
January 4, 2001 | 1:19 AM EST | Bill | Talk About This Post
The Star Wars Diorama page has been updated. There are lots of new photos in a number of sections, including a new section for dioramas based on ships. Check back tomorrow night for even more updates.
Welcome to a new member
January 3, 2001 | 11:37 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
I just want to take a second to wish a warm welcome to a good friend of mine and new Yak family member, Bill Cox. Some of you may remember a post from a few weeks back about some of Bill’s awesome dioramas, well since then Bill has moved his stuff here to Yak now. You can check some of his incredible work out by clicking on the
Star Wars diorama link right above in the Toy Guide section. Bill deserves the recognition for his time and work. It is being updated now so some links might not be fully functional just yet. Keep checking back though as there will be pics updated on the regular. Welcome aboard Bill…
Bothan Collectables strikes back
January 3, 2001 | 11:26 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
This might be some very useful info for our UK readers…
Bothan Collectables will soon be getting in a limited number of the new Plo Koon wave priced the same as all their other POTJ figs. I have never dealt with Bothan first hand, but have heard some very good things about them. Looks like some help to UK is on the way. Get in touch with them thru the link above.
SW Inside Action speculation
January 3, 2001 | 11:19 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Since my post earlier this evening on the two new Target shelf tags, many people have wrote in in with their thoughts on what could be. One person thought it could be the defunct CD Rom figs, we could only hope though. A few wrote in with a more realistic guess, Galoob’s transforming head playsets. Yak-er Jedi Jones wrote in with this…
“Hi, this is JediJones.
I am a big SW Micro Machines collector and know what the Inside Action sets are. These are the official name for the transforming “head” playsets by Galoob. When Ep1 came out we got Jar Jar and Battle Droid. Also released but rarely shipped to stores were Darth Maul and the Gungan Sub. Shown at Toy Fair but never shipped were Anakin and Qui-Gon. I do not know which ones Target is getting, but Micro Machines collectors would be very intrigued if it were the last two. More likely it is the scarce 2nd wave finally showing up in bigger quantities.”
I think Jedijones could definetly be right here on this one. I know that at very least Maul and Gungan Sub exsist because I have seen both at the Hasbro employee store and also on eBay. As for them being the Cd line I doubt it very much seeing the line got cancelled, though I have heard some talk this line may see a UK only release. As I hear more on this all will also know.
2nd Annual FBTB Star Wars LEGO Survey
January 3, 2001 | 11:15 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post
If you collect the Star Wars LEGO line, then please take a moment to fill out my latest survey at FBTB Thanks!
Plo Koon wave at John’s Toys
January 3, 2001 | 5:41 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Just want to give all a heads up that John’s Toys has the brand new Plo Koon wave in stock now. These are a little higher than retail at $9.99, but not many retail outlets have got this wave in just yet. Still much cheaper than most online retailers that get waves in early. You can hit link above or call 1-800-505-TOYS. Good luck they won’t last long.
Who can solve this mystery?
January 3, 2001 | 5:36 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
In the past two days I have received a few emails from Yak readers finding their local Target stores reset for Star Wars. I know you are thinking BIG deal, but these people are finding two shelf tags that seem a mystery to us all. One tag people are finding is labeled “SW Inside Action” and lists for $14.99, the other “SW 2-Packs” also listed for $14.99. I can’t see the two packs being the MOTDS set, unless Target is far behind other stores on getting those. As for the SW Inside Action, I myself have no idea what these could be. If anyone at all can help please give me a shout here. I and a few people are curious what these are.
News from the people
January 3, 2001 | 5:26 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
I have got quite a bit of help from many Yak-ers across the country, and thought I’d post in one big post. Here’s what some of our faithful readers are finding….
Yak-er DELVEC reports more finds at Family Toy Warehouse in NJ…
“Hello I just wanted to add some recent cheap findings in New Jersey.
That would be not only Soft Goods Qui Gon and Battle Damaged Destroyers but also swimming JarJar for $2 at Family Toy Warehouse in Voorhees, NJ”
Onto Yak-er William…
Found 2 Mynock Hunt Cinema Scenes at TRU in Pineville, NC. For $1.97 each!! Also Sears.com under wishbook section has Luke/Ewok
complete Galaxy sets for $9.99 I’ve already got mine in mint condition.”
Yak-er David Snedigar from Indianapolis, IN wrote…
“Just wanted to chime in that I picked up the 300th edition Fett today at Wal-Mart on the NW side of Indy. Chances are good that they are at other WM’s in town too.”
Yak-er Jedi2 also nabbed a 300th Fett…
Today I found at Target in Evanston, IL , all of the three 12″
Bounty Hunter assortment, but the biggest find- while searching the messy toy clearance aisles- a 300th Edition Boba Fett(reg.price $9.99), and a Dagobah Vader for $4.09!! Over at KB in Niles, by the back aisles, a total of 8 Trophy Mauls sitting on the shelf each for the clearance price of$4.99!!!! Thought I’d let you know!! So readers keep hunting, you might be surprised by what you can find!!! MTFBWY
Thanks to all who wrote in, just keep on writing. You guys are just as much a help as we are. Good luck to all in the search for the deals and finds being reported. Gas is not cheap these days so while wasting it, it’s always good to not come up empty handed.
Insane Discounts Continue!
January 3, 2001 | 3:25 PM EST | Ben | Talk About This Post
Amazon.com has the Interactive Yoda available for $9.98. Check it out!
More Online Deals
January 3, 2001 | 2:45 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Brian L sends this in. Wishbook.com – Complete Galaxy 2-Pack (Luke/Tatooine and Ewok/Endor) for 9.95
JCPenney 12″ 4 Pack at KBKids
January 3, 2001 | 1:28 PM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Now available at KBKids.com you can get this 4-Pack of 12″ figures for the low price of $29.99. Normal Price was $69.99
Also in stock is the Deluxe Rancor with Luke Jedi for $19.99
So far we have seen FAO, JCPenney and fan Club Exclusives here. I am hoping we get more, whos for the TRU and Target 12″ exclusives to show up??
January 3, 2001 | 12:16 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
AmericanDreamComics are running three contests this month. The first is their monthly forum giveaway, and the prize is a set of POTJ figures which includes IG-88, Bespin Capture Han Solo and 300th Boba Fett! The second contest is a make your own custom made cinema scene contest for a new POTJ Bespin Carbon freeze playset, and the third is a contest to make your own Mego-style figure! For more info on all of these giveaways, check out ADC’s website.
Current Vote Numbers
January 3, 2001 | 11:54 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Here are the current numbers for the Official Hasbro Poll.
A. Admiral Ozzel : 16%
B. Amanaman : 37%
C. Ben Quadinaros : 5%
D. Major Bren Derlin: 10%
E. Yarael Poof : 32%
NUMBER OF VOTES: 4376
More on TRU goodies…
January 2, 2001 | 10:41 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er Marcus wrote in backing up my previous post on TRU, read below…
I have great news regarding the R2 Holo Leia wave. My TRU received some and sold out instantly. However a good source has told me after inventory they are slated to get more of those cases. They said if you look after the 12th or 13th you’ll have a chance to find more.
They also said things like the 300th figure Boba Fett should also show up after inventory. I haven’t gotten either of these yet but I am hopeful.
Sounds like those of us that haven’t seen some of the goodies will soon. I would say with both mine and Marcus’ sources, the goods shall arrive soon. Thanks go out to Marcus for writing in.
Bounty Hunters at Target in upstate NY
January 2, 2001 | 10:36 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er Eric G wrote to let all know he found lots of the new 12″ POTJ Bounty Hunters. Eric spotted these at the Niagra Falls Target, he was there around 5 pm. Good luck guys. Target seems to be the place for the new goodies lately.
Just when you thought you heard it all…
January 2, 2001 | 10:32 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Just got some more mail here from some Yak-ers that have found more steals lingering out there, just waiting to be found. This came in from Yak-er Robert Quinlivan…
Today found Swimming Jar-Jar ($1.99) and Darth Maul Sith Attack Speeder ($2.99) at KB Toyworks in St. Louis, MO!!!
What a deal!”
Swimming JJ himself for just two bux… WOW…
DVLordsith wrote in with this…
Got myself Sio Bibble, Queen Ascension, and four Naboo (goatee) Guards, at Big K in NJ. Here’s the kicker, they rang at $2.00 a piece. Great thanks for all the info”
I just keep getting amazed at what is being found and for the prices. Good luck to all out hunting. This seems to be a good time for it, with stores finding stuff in the back due to inventory to people returning unwanted gifts from Xmas. See ya in the Star Wars isle people.
POTJ Leia variation
January 2, 2001 | 10:21 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
My man and variation partner in crime Innis over at Jawa.com has a cool POTJ General Leia variation up. It shows a different font used on the Force File, but the mystery is both files are .0000…. Weird… Go check the pics on this one. Seems like the variations are just piling up on the POTJ line, which we thought we’d see less of. Hasbro loves us, NO?
The Return of ‘Ask LEGO’
January 2, 2001 | 9:11 PM EST | Tim | Talk About This Post
I’ve been invited to attend Toy Fair this year in February, and LEGO has graciously agreed to a Q&A for FBTB. So if you have anything you’d like to ask about the Star Wars LEGO line, check out FBTB for more info.
Some insane steals…
January 2, 2001 | 4:20 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Yak-er ChewieGK1 wrote in with some incredible finds and steals he made recently at a Family Toy warehouse. Here’s what Chewie wrote in with…
“Hey guys love the site. This news may not be much, but it is still a great deal. Family Toy warehouse in Columbus Ohio have the soft goods wave (Maul, Qui-Gon, Anakin Pilot, Battle Damaged Destroyer) for $1.00!!!
Keep up the Great work!
Sounds like Chewie got some great deals. I definetly recommend stopping in some of those out of the way stores. Seems these days the clearance sales aren’t limited to just TRU or KB. Thanks for the info Chewie and the great words. We are here to help all and appreciate all that visit us daily, you guys are the reason we do this day in, day out.
Still no CT R2 at TRU?
January 2, 2001 | 4:11 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Many (myself included) have yet to see any Classic CT waves with Vaders, Troopers, or R2’s at their local TRU, and are wondering… Why not? Well I talked with an associate at a my local TRU today and he said some stores are still subject to get them, this store included. He said that some stores may not get them in until after inventory which a lot of stores and warehouses are going thru now. So point is don’t give up hope just yet. We may still snag that elusive R2 for $2… Here’s to wishing…
Carbon Freeze Diorama
January 2, 2001 | 8:39 AM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
ACPin has finished off his Carbon Freeze Diorama – click here to take a look – it looks great!
Noomivarr Prototype Website Relaunch!
January 1, 2001 | 10:49 PM EST | Robert | Talk About This Post
Just a quick FYI that the prototypes section is now up and operational here at the realm. Please stop in and check it out. Right now there are submissions located in the First Shots, Sample Mock Ups, and Reference Materials sections. I have big plans in the new year for the website. A very big and special thanks go out to Greg and Mark here for all their help and patience while the transition took place. Also, a thanks goes out to Philip at Rebelscum.com for the image usage. Up next will be the addition of Allen “Toyomahn” Hayden’s prototype website into the prototypes section.
There are some minor details that still need fixing such as non working hyperlinks but those should be fixed within the next few days, so please excuse the construction. Enjoy.
Star Wars: Demolition
January 1, 2001 | 7:32 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Walrusman sent this in:
“I thought I would write to let all of your readers know that Target has put the brand new Playstation game “Star Wars Demolition” on sale this week for only $19.99 in the ad!! Regular price in other stores is $40!!
This game is for both the Playstation 1 & 2. It is a dogfight style
driver/shooter, kind of like Twisted Metal. You pilot vehicles with Star Wars movie characters ranging from Episode 1 to Episode 6!!
Some of the many characters are Lando Skiff Guard on the Tatooine Skiff, Sebulba on the Podracer, Aurra Sing on the Swoop Bike, Battle Droid on the STAP, Darth Maul on the Sith Speeder, Lobot on the Cloud Car & tons more!!
It’s a great game, especially for being 50% off this week, so check it out! Also, my pal found the new K-3PO wave at a Columbus Ohio Target store Friday morning, so keep your eyes open readers!!”
New Years luck
January 1, 2001 | 4:29 PM EST | Sidster | Talk About This Post
Every New Years day I head out for a little hunting and usually get lucky, this year was no exception. I hit the local KB Toyworks here in Fall River, Ma and here’s what I found…
Tons of Ani Naboo and Adi Gallia waves- including many Battle Droids
Ammo Wagon and Falumpaset
R2 carry cases
Jabba’s Palace pop-up dioramas
Straight cases of 12″ Barquin Dan and Jedi Luke’s
12″ New hope asst
12″ FC Valorum and Guard sets
Invasion Force AST w/ Droid, Cannon w/ Jar Jar, and Obi w/ sub
Tons of Tatooine Showdowns- no Watto’s Box though
So finally the people here in S East Ma are can start finding some stuff.
January 1, 2001 | 2:55 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
Matt / Par Ousia sent in these pics of a couple of cool Star Wars snow characters – check ’em out, these rock!
Update: Graeme Ring sent in a pic of his snow Jabba, Salacious Crumb and Bib Fortuna – looks great!
January 1, 2001 | 2:53 PM EST | Greg | Talk About This Post
“Bradless, a local department store in Connecticut and I believe Rhode Island and Massachuetts, is going out of business. They have all toys at 30% off, which includes clearance items. They will probably(well, definitly) go to 40%, 50% and so on in the coming days/weeks. Thought you might want to let your readers in on this….I was able to get a Slave I lego for $9.10, I do not collect
legos, but I could not pass this one up!”
Ultarama Winner of the Week
January 1, 2001 | 11:35 AM EST | Mark | Talk About This Post
Congrats to John Beal as he is this weeks winner of the Ultarama Stand. Many thanks to Mort for the free stands.