March 2003 Archive

Action Figure Collector’s Guide… Part 5
March 31, 2003 | 3:57 PM EST | Jair

Figure’s Name: See-Threepio (C-3PO)

Released: 1978

Type of Cardbacks: SW 12 Back, SW 21 Back, ESB.

Estimated Price: SW 12 Back=$220.00, SW 21 Back=$150.00, ESB=$120.00, LOOSE=$14.00

You can view the the figure by clicking HERE. It’s the one on the left.

I want to thank the many of you who have e-mailed me. If anyone has a question or wants some extra information about a specific figure I’ll see what I can do to help. Also, if you speak Spanish and would like to ask something go ahead! Es un gusto poder ayudar a todos los fans de Star Wars que hablen Castellano. ¡Saludos a todos!

OK, thanks and take care.



Book Review of Remnant Now Up
March 31, 2003 | 11:24 AM EST | Mark B


My review of book #15 of the New Jedi Order series is now up in our book review section. Check it out HERE.



Star Wars Figures for $2.99
March 31, 2003 | 10:47 AM EST | Mark B

I’ve just finished reducing the prices on all remaining Star Wars Figures in stock over at M and M Collectibles to $2.99 each. You’ll find a complete list of which ones are available at the site. Just click on “Star Wars Action Figures”.



Marmit Darth Vader?
March 31, 2003 | 6:52 AM EST | George

Yak reader Xander sent in the following link, the picture is supposedly from a Marmit Vader prototype (due on October, 2003). Xander and I have been looking for this picture for quite a while. Xander came accross with one, on the other hand. eTailers are taking pre-orders but are claiming that the Marmit Vader may not be created and released. Check out the
” Marmit Darth Vader Prototype here» ”. We are eager to see the Vader but, it is really hard to tell if this image is from a true proto from Marmit. There is no scale reference on the picture, i.e. coin or other known object thus it could be a 4”, 6” and up. But, meanwhile it is listed on the page as Marmit Vader Proto.



Carded Chewie Mynock And Han Hoth!!!
March 30, 2003 | 8:53 PM EST | Joseph

Carded photos of the new Han Solo Rescue On Hoth and Chewbacca Mynock Hunt are posted at Ebay. Chewbacca features a bowcaster and Mynock (with suction attachment) while the new Han Solo comes with removable face mask and lightsaber swinging action. These figures are set for release in early summer, but you can see these samples on eBay today by clicking hereChewbacca
Han Solo



Vintage Ebay Item of the Day
March 30, 2003 | 11:01 AM EST | Mark B

Today we are featuring an item exclusive to Canada. This item was originally released in Japan in baggies and then later available in Canada on cards. So, finding a carded version of this item is nearly impossible. With that in mind – here is a Canadian Walking R2-D2.



Unleashed Slave Leia
March 30, 2003 | 6:15 AM EST | Mark

Now in stock at is the Slave Leia Unleashed. If you want her, head over now, she won’t last long.



The Winner Is:
March 29, 2003 | 10:49 PM EST | Bill

Congratulations to Jordan Placer, the winner of our free Ultarama drawing. Be sure to enter here for our next drawing. Remember to be eligible to win, your entry must include your name and address. Good luck!



KBToys Deals
March 29, 2003 | 11:39 AM EST | Mark

Over at they cnow have the 4-pack of LEGO Mini’s for $15.99, also in stock are the following…
Ultimate Jango Fett for $19.97
Pre-Order of the 12″ Gamorrean Guard $29.99
Pre-Order of the Playskool Falcon $29.99
Playskool Rampaging Reek $7.99 in stock

There are a lot of other toys on sale too, so head on over..



Looking For LEGO’s??
March 29, 2003 | 11:32 AM EST | Mark

Over at, they are offering free shipping on LEGO’s. They are also offering $10 off orders $75 or more with this code. SVTYMGSAVETN



QNA March 29th…..
March 29, 2003 | 11:27 AM EST | Mark

John Muse has stopped by once again and delivers another 10 questions and answers. He has added a Visual Answer to one of the answers. He also has a couple of spots open for the next QNA, so if you have questions, send them in…. For now, head on over and read the latest.



Master Replicas Lightsaber Auction:
March 29, 2003 | 11:26 AM EST | George

Master Replicas will be hosting a unique auction for a Development Prototype Set for the limited edition Yoda lightsaber. It will be available for bidding startingMarch 31 and ending April 9 on eBay. This auction is for members of their collectors society, for more details visit the The Official Site or simply
click here».



Star Wars meets Real Wars
March 29, 2003 | 10:27 AM EST | Jay

You’ve just gotta love MAD magazine… Coming Soon…



Ultarama Sale!
March 28, 2003 | 9:21 PM EST | Bill

The NEW Ultaramas are now available at and all orders get free shipping through Tuesday night!



New Header For The Realm
March 28, 2003 | 8:30 PM EST | Mark

I would like to thank Adam for his awesome talent in Graphics Design as he has offered to help make the page look even better with the current design. He created the new header that is placed atop our page. Just another dimension of our site – for the fans, by the fans.


Now on with the news…



Action Figure Collector’s Guide… Part 4
March 28, 2003 | 11:13 AM EST | Jair

Figure’s Name: Chewbacca

Released: 1978

Type of Cardbacks: SW 12 Back, SW 21 Back, ESB, ROTJ (two different pics), POTF.

Estimated Price: SW 12 Back=$315.00, SW 21 Back=$225.00, ESB=$105.00, ROTJ=$47.00, POTF=$123.00, LOOSE=$14.00

You can view the the figure by clicking HERE. It’s the one on the right.

One variation that is worth mentioning is that in the Early Bird Kit, Chewbacca came with a green crossbow. The loose figure with that crossbow is much more valuable ($55.00 aprox.) than a regular loose Chewie.

The Luke Skywalker figure had a similar variation that I didn’t mention. On the Early Bird Kit it came with a double telescoping lightsaber. The little tip of the weapon extended about a half an inch more, making it as long as the character’s leg. Because the production of these was so expensive, the design was changed to the regular lightsabers most of us know. Still, a few carded Skywalkers had the double telescoping saber. These are very expensive($3,000.00 plus!)… if you can find one.

(Sources: “Star Wars, The Action Figure Archive” by Steve Sansweet; “Collector’s Guide 2001” by Harald Niedermeyer; “Star Wars Super Collector’s Wish Book” by Geoffrey Carlton.



Action Figure Collector’s Guide… Part 3
March 28, 2003 | 10:30 AM EST | Jair

Figure’s Name: Princess Leia Organa

Released: 1978

Type of Cardbacks: SW 12 Back, SW 21 Back, ESB, ROTJ.

Estimated Price: SW 12 Back=$540.00, SW 21 Back=$260.00, ESB=$280.00, ROTJ=$485.00, LOOSE=$37.00

You can view the the figure by clicking HERE. It’s the one on the right.

Sorry I could not post this yesterday. Later today expect figure number 4… Chewbacca.



Ultarama Sale
March 27, 2003 | 8:11 PM EST | Bill

This just in from our friends with Ultarama:

ULTARAMA will be at the Creation GRAND SLAM CONVENTION: THE SCI-FI SUMMIT (March 28-30) at the Pasadena Center in Pasadena California with Ultaramas at a show special price of $20 each! Stop by and take advantage of this great offer!



Master Replicas Obi-wan Lightsaber SOLD OUT
March 27, 2003 | 11:03 AM EST | Jason

If you are like me and you were under the assumption that you
would have the choice of either the “Clean” or “Weathered”
version of Obi-wan’s Lightsaber from ANH, then you were probably
shocked to learn that when you went to order the clean version
as a Society Member, the Clean version was limited to 500. Not
only that, but it had sold out very quickly.

I sent a message to Customer Service to tell them how outraged I was
about the fact that their notification letter mentioned nothing about
the exclusiveness or quantities surrounding this lightsaber. Their
response was “the quantities were posted on the website prior to the
release”, but I signed up for the news letter to be aware of things
like this instead of visiting the site daily for updates.

If anyone for some odd reason ordered two and has an extra, please let me know. If you are as outraged as I am, send an e-mail to customer service and let them know how you feel.



Vintage Ebay Item of the Day
March 27, 2003 | 9:38 AM EST | Mark B

Today we have a great example of how something as popular as Star Wars can be used to sell just about any toy. Anyone who grew up in the 70’s knew that to be really cool, you had to have a van. And not just any van, a van painted with some wild scene on it. Kenner realized this an released 2 different Star Wars vans in their SSP line of vehicles – one with heroes, one with villians. SSP was simple, you stuck a plastic stick with notches into the vehicle and when you pulled it out, the notches pulled through a gear that started a big rubber wheel spinning which of course would power the vehicle across the floor. I personally had the demolition derby cars which would break apart when they hit each other. Our Ebay Vintage item of the day is a great example of the Hero SSP Racer Van.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
March 26, 2003 | 11:31 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Dear Friends,

We have added a bunch of new Star Wars items in the past few weeks. Images and more detailed descriptions for some of these items are coming soon. You can still pre-order select Mint Condition Guaranteed Star Wars cases for just $64.99 (that’s $15 off our regular price).

Just added to our March low price case offer:

EII Collection 1 (Wave 11) – was $79.99, now just $64.99! 
EII Collection 1 (Wave 11) Not Mint – just $59.99! 

For more information on our March Star Wars case promotion click here.

Playskool back in stock!
All In One Adventures 1 Set (Item# HS2651AA, $37.99) 
All In One Adventures Asst. 2 (Item# HS2645A, $39.99)
Millennium Falcon Adventure (Item# HS3329, $34.99)

More arriving soon:
Yoda Lightsaber (Item# HS84961, $27.99)

Hasbro Pre-Order!
Clone Wars Republic Gunship (Item# HS84840, $37.99)
SW Clone Wars Asst. 1 Set (Item# HS84845AA, $40.99)
SW Clone Wars Asst. 2 (Item# HS84845B, $77.99)
SW Vehicle Asst. 1 Set (Item# HS84841AA, $51.99)
SW Vehicle Asst. 2 Set (Item# HS84841BB, $51.99)
Saga Scene Asst. 1 (Item# HS84997A, $100.99)
Star Wars Chess (Item# HG40992, $33.99)

Master Replicas In Stock!
Luke Saber Blueprint (Item# MRSW10002, $69.99)
Han Solo Blaster Blueprint (Item# MRSW10001, $69.99)
Obi-Wan Saber Blueprint (Item# MRSW10003, $69.99)

Master Replicas Pre-Order!
JEDI Training Remote (Item# MRSW107, $248.99)
Darth Maul Lightsaber Replica (Item# MRSW108, $449.99)

Fernandes Guitars Pre-Order!
Star Wars Episode 2 Pick Asst. (Item# FGSWP60E2, $99.99)

Retrorocket Boba Fett Guitar (Item# FGSWRRBF, $1,299.99)

We appreciate your business!



Master Replicas Strikes Back!!!
March 26, 2003 | 11:08 PM EST | Joseph

Today, Master Replicas released three new lightsaber replicas of the lightsabers used in The Empire Strikes Back by Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, and Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope. These awesome replicas are being released as both Limited Edition and Signature Edition collectibles while the Obi-Wan Lightsaber is being released in Special Edition and Limited Edition. Here’s more about them:

The Luke Skywalker lightsaber has a limited run of 3,000, retailing for $349 each. The Signature Edition of this lightsaber is signed by Mark Hamill, and limited to 1,500. It retails for $499.

The Darth Vader lightsaber has a limited run of 2,500, and retails for $349 each. The Signature Edition of this prop replica is signed by James Earl Jones, and is limited to 500 and retails for $499.

The weathered condition of the lightsaber seen in A New Hope reflects decades of battles fought by Obi-Wan Kenobi. This lightsaber was used in the fateful battle between the elder Jedi Knight and Darth Vader. The Obi-Wan Kenobi Lightsaber has a limited run of 3,000, retailing for $349 each. The Special Edition is limited to 500. It retails for $349 each.



New Drawing at
March 26, 2003 | 8:33 PM EST | Joseph

JediDaxter here with a new contest. Through the sponsor, Brians Toys I am giving away a sealed AOTC Acklay Beast. To enter, go to .
I am allowing two registries per person per week. Drawing ends April 28th. Winner will be notified by the 30th.
Good Luck with all of you!



How to keep your carded collection…
March 26, 2003 | 6:29 PM EST | Jair

This is the way I keep my carded collection. If you want to have it like this, you’ll need a room with nothing on the walls.

I bought several perforated boards of plywood and pegs so I could display my carded figures in a way that every figure could be seen, like in a store. I nailed to the back of the plywood boards rails of wood about a half an inch thick, which I drill to the wall to hold the board and weight of the figures. You need that half an inch so that you can get the pegs in and out of the board. If you drill the board directly to the wall, you won’t be able to insert the pegs.

It’s as simple as that. Each board costs about $10 (here in Guatemala, I imagine that in the US these are about $5 or $8). The pegs I use are for a single item, not the ones that can hold many figures. These cost about $0.20 cents each. I imagine you can buy everything at your local Home Depot or Hardware Store.

You’ll only need to clean your figures once in a while, beacuse they’ll be exposed to dust. And don’t forget… DON’T EXPOSE YOUR COLLECTION TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT!!!

Here is a pic of how these boards look like with figures. That’s Me and my Girlfriend at last year’s Star Wars Convention here in Guatemala. The figures in the back are part of my collection, and you can see how cool these boards look like with figures on them. It’s also very easy to keep track of your collection with these babies.

Here is the collection.

I hope this helps people out, and if you need help or have questions just let me know. I’ll be more than glad to help!



Reference Books…
March 26, 2003 | 5:26 PM EST | Jair

As a collector, one needs to know three things: What’s out there, how much it costs, and last but not least, where to get it. There are three books that are very helpful with the first two matters at hand.

1) Star Wars, The Action Figure Archive, by Steve Sansweet
2) Star Wars Super Collector’s Wish Book, by Geoffrey T. Carlton
3) Collector’s Guide 2001, by Harald Niedermeyer

These babies serve as great reference for collectors. Steve’s and Harald’s books concentrate purely on Kenner/Hasbro stuff, while Geoffrey’s book has almost every item ever created with a Star Wars logo or name. All three are different, but all three are great and very useful. If you can get your hands on any of these you’ll know what I’m talking about.

As to where to find the items listed on these books… Anywhere from your local Supermarket or Comic Book Store (for the new stuff) to Flea Markets, Conventions, Specialty Stores, or the Internet for the items released a long time ago… in a galaxy… you get the picture.



Action Figure Collector’s Guide… Part 2
March 26, 2003 | 4:58 PM EST | Jair

Figure’s Name: R2-D2

Released: 1978

Type of Cardbacks: SW 12 Back, SW 21 Back, ESB.

Estimated Price: SW 12 Back=$350.00, SW 21 Back=$240.00, ESB=$120.00, Loose=$14.00

You can view the the figure by clicking HERE. Its the one on the left.

There are some claims that there is a Return of the Jedi Card, but I’ve not seen it. I’ve added the loose price of the figure because I forgot to do it yesterday.

Tomorrow… Princess Leia



2003 Attakus Statues – Follow up #1
March 26, 2003 | 2:28 PM EST | Jason


Evidently, Attakus likes the publicity due to the release of
certain prototype pictures at the site Kamikazcomics. Kamikazcomics
has been granted rights to release all prototype pictures and upcoming
pictures on their site.

They still have pre-orders for only $50 each to reserve one of the
fine statues being released this year. When you pre-order, you will
receive updates on the final pricing and a nifty Attakus Catalog



Star Tours Series 3 Figures
March 26, 2003 | 1:00 PM EST | Mark B



Star has an announcement about the 3rd series of Star Tours Figures. Series 3 includes a new R5-D4, SK-Z38 (the “bird droid”), and G2-9T. Follow the link above for more details.



Image Attack: Tribute to a Master:
March 26, 2003 | 10:18 AM EST | George

We’ve been following the Image Attack section for a few weeks at
The Official Site. Today our Master Yoda was inmmortalized in a brozium bust. To see the image of the day click here».



Action Figure Collector’s Guide… Part 1
March 25, 2003 | 4:17 PM EST | Jair

Figure’s Name: Luke Skywalker

Released: 1978

Type of Cardback: SW 12 Back, SW 21 Back, ESB, ROTJ (two different pics).

Estimated price: SW 12 Back=$625.00, SW 21 Back=$260.00, ESB=$230.00, ROTJ=$180.00, Loose=$35.00

You can view the the figure by clicking HERE. It’s the one on the right.

As I said before, almost all figures have variations, so we will not get into them.

OK, hope this helps you organize your collection and find whatever figures you’re missing. Tomorrow… R2-D2.



Before the Guide, let’s see how it all began…
March 25, 2003 | 1:57 PM EST | Jair

The first ever toys from the Star Wars Universe came almost 9 months after A New Hope was released. To some fans back in 1977 it was like waiting for a newborn (at least it took the same time). The first four figures came in an “Early Bird Certificate Package” Christmas 1977. Well, actually no figures came in the package, just instructions on how to mail a certificate to get them between February 1 and June 1, 1978. The package also came with a stand and backdrop to put the first 12 figures.

The four figures that everyone got via mail were: Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and R2-D2. From that moment on, the craze for collecting Star Wars action figures was on…

The price for an early bird gift certificate and for the 4 mail away figures is not cheap, if you can find someone who’s willing to sell it. Probably you can get it between $400 and $800 depending on the condition and if it’s still sealed. Sure many may have paid more or less for theirs. I’ll try to get a pic of one and post it soon. I really wanted to let collectors know a little about this piece, since it was the start of one of the most successful toy lines ever created.

Later today I’ll post the first Action Figure of the Collector’s Guide… Luke Skywalker. At first I will only post figures that were (and are) available on regular cardbacks, but every now and then I’ll post mail away and other difficult (and almost impossible) figures to get.




Review of Destiny’s Way
March 25, 2003 | 12:37 PM EST | Mark B


Sorry this took a few extra days to get posted. (Sometimes life just interferes…..). My first book review is posted covering the 14th Book in the New Jedi Order series – Destiny’s Way. Click Here for the Review! And as always, your comments are welcome.



The Holy Grail
March 25, 2003 | 12:23 PM EST | Mark B

No, we’re not talking about an Indiana Jones item today in our Vintage Ebay item of the day, we are talking about the Holy Grail to Star Wars Collectors. Here we have an item that was only released in Brazil, never seen in a Star Wars Movie, yet always commands the highest price of any auction for a single loose Star Wars Figure – here you have VLIX



Ultarama news:
March 25, 2003 | 10:58 AM EST | George

Just in from the folks at Ultarama:

” Ultarama released two new sets of scenes this weekend and they will be available for sale later this week on our website. As soon as the site update is completed, we will offer FREE SHIPPING for a limited time to celebrate the launch of our new products.”

Check Ultarama for more details.



Exclusive Print for Insider Subscribers:
March 25, 2003 | 9:10 AM EST | George

” Star Wars Insider subscribers can now order an exclusive Attack of the Clones print by noted artist Jerry Vander Stelt. This is a limited edition of 500 prints, each hand-signed and numbered by the artist. ”

For more details click here».



12″ Plo Koon Anyone?
March 25, 2003 | 5:01 AM EST | Jay

Oh, where is Plo Koon?
He was here, but now is gone
I must win this Jedi.

Hi All, POTF2.COM is giving away the elusive 12″ Plo Koon.
Check it out at!
Happy hunting,–Aaron



New Saga Figures
March 24, 2003 | 11:25 PM EST | Joseph

Alliance has several shipments coming in over the next few weeks that contain some new items! Here’s a list of what is coming in and the expected arrival dates:

Scheduled to arive 3/31:
KB Exclusive 12″ Gamorrean Guard $49.99
Collection 2 Yoda & Chian
Ashla & Jempa
Red Battle Droid

Re-stocks of:
Collection 2 Padme
Droid Factory Analysis Droids
Barriss Offee
Aayla Secura
Lama Su
Imperial Officer

Scheduled to arive 4/7:
Collection 1 Han Solo Hoth
Chewbacca Mynock Hunt

Re-stocks of:
Collection 2 Boba Fett Pit of Carkoon
Anakin Skywalker Secret Ceremony
Mace Windu Total Control
R2-D2 Droid Factory Flight



Just A Quick Reminder!
March 24, 2003 | 8:10 PM EST | Brandon

Hey Guys! Just wanted to make a quick reminder that there is only one week left for the Store Reports Contest! This is your last week to send in those great reports on your past weekend hunts and your last chance to win One Rebel Trooper (New Sculpt) & One Imperial Officer (New Scuplt)!. I know my weekend hunt wasn’t too surprising but I did pick up an Anakin W/ Swoopbike & Count Dooku W/ Speederbike at my local Target! Great sets by the way! But, please I only got a few reports over the weekend and I am hoping for more! So please send in your reports and let me know if you find anything new! (Anybody find the most recent waves? I couldn’t find any new waves!) Anyways, thanks again and happy hunting!

Sponsors Special:
KEBcoToys now has most 3.75″ Figures For $5.29! Great Price! They are also taking pre-orders for many of the great upcoming waves including the Obi-Wan Acklay Battle Wave, Padme Droid Chase Wave, & Lama Su W/ Clone Boy / Yode W/ Padawayn Wave! These waves will be great so get your orders in now! Please visit KEBcoToys today for these great offers and more!



Action Figure Collector’s Guide…
March 24, 2003 | 4:10 PM EST | Jair

Starting tomorrow, a brand new daily post will be featured on the website about action figures. In it, you’ll be informed in detail about each figure released since 1978. Some of the information you can expect is this:

What year was the figure released? How many cardbacks was it released on? What is the estimated value of the figure? Etc. Some figures have soooooooo maaaaaaany variations that I’ll not get in to that, just different cardbacks. For pics of the figures you can check out our Toy Archives section.

Hope you enjoy this new post, and if you want something more included on it let me know before tomorrow.





More Master Replicas
March 24, 2003 | 12:21 PM EST | Mark B

After my post about the Count Dooku lightsaber yesterday, I’ve received a lot of inquiries about the Signature Addition of the Darth Vader Lightsaber. This item is sold out through Master Replicas, but I found these this morning at The edition on the Signature items is only 1000 pieces, so these are sure to sell out quickly!



Star Wars most influential in 75 years
March 24, 2003 | 11:51 AM EST | George

From the Daily Times site edition:

” The Star Wars series of films have been voted the most influential movies of the last 75 years, in a poll for BBC News Online to mark the 75th Academy Awards. ”

For the full story, click here».



New info on Clone Trooper Bust
March 24, 2003 | 11:29 AM EST | Mark B

Some new info has just been delivered by Bothan spies about the upcoming Clonetrooper bust from Gentle Giant. As is widely known, there will be 3 variations of the troopers and each will come with various arms and weapons. We have just learned of the case breakdown on these – there will be 3 White Clone Troopers, 2 Yellow Accented, and only 1 Red Accented. So, looks like the Red one will be the really hard one to get – you variation hunters be on the lookout around the end of July when this is released!



Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided Beta Test:
March 24, 2003 | 8:58 AM EST | George

SONY, LucasArts and Star Wars Galaxies are still accepting submissions to test their new game An Empire Divided. If you have what it takes, visit
Star Wars Galaxies and send in your application.



Star Wars Figure 4-Pack!!!
March 23, 2003 | 9:12 PM EST | Joseph has posted their pre-order for a “Star Wars Figure 4-Pack” for $19.99 each. This could very well be the Imperial Forces set spotlighted earlier in the week. The 4 pack is scheduled to be available on May 25th. Follow the link for details on how to order



Cinema Scene petition…
March 23, 2003 | 1:42 PM EST | George

This just in from Yak reader Jedi Daxter:

” Hello, I am writing a letter to Hasbro for a Cinema scene from The Empire Strikes Back, and this petition will need all the support, help, and listing it can get. Please post his and pass it along. Only Star Wars Fans can make this happen. Imperial Officers with Star Destroyer Bridge Base:
Admiral Ozzel, General Veers, Captain Piett. ”

Make sure to sign this petition here. I already did…



Free shipping at All
March 23, 2003 | 12:45 PM EST | George

On all posters until March 31st. To redeem this special offer, enter coupon codeP4F-471-1RL.


For more details and nice 27” x 40” posters, visit All today.



Vintage Ebay item of the Day
March 23, 2003 | 11:35 AM EST | Mark B

Lili Ledy 12″ Tusken Raider. This is one of the rarest 12″ figures ever made in the Star Wars line. Originally only available in Mexico and made in very small production runs. The Tusken Raider was unique due to the fact that a 12″ Tusken was not made in the original Kenner 12″ Figure line. There are only a handful of these still in existance, which makes them almost impossible to find.



New Lightsabers Coming from Master Replicas
March 23, 2003 | 11:28 AM EST | Mark B

Just announced today from Master Replicas. 3 new lightsabers from the classic trilogy. These will be available for preorder from Master Replicasstarting on March 26th. The 3 new sabers are: Darth Vader’s from The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker’s from Empire, and Obi-Wan Kenobi’s from A New Hope (a new weathered version?). The Vader will also be offered signed by James Earl Jones, and the Skywalker will be offered signed by Mark Hamill.



Count Dooku Master Replicas – $249.99
March 23, 2003 | 11:23 AM EST | Mark B

Still looking for a Count Dooku Lightsaber from Master Replicas? Follow THIS LINK and save $50 off the normal Master Replicas list price on this fantastic collectible!



Still Looking For Speeders??? 
March 22, 2003 | 8:04 PM EST | Joseph

Still can’t find the Darth Tyranus and Anakin Skywalker speeder bike sets? has them in stock. You can go here to order them



Vintage Ebay Toy of the Day!
March 22, 2003 | 12:24 PM EST | Mark B

Power of the Force Luke in Stormtrooper Outfit. This was one of the last figures released in the original Kenner Star Wars line. The figure itself is generally hard enough to find in good/complete condition. Here we have an excellent example of someone who never learned how to PLAY with their toys! Something unique about this item is that the card is unpunched. Vintage action figures had a small cardboard section that popped out of the top of the card so that retailers could hang them on hooks. The original owner of this item was lucky enough to grab it before someone could put it onto a display.



Playskool Falcon at
March 22, 2003 | 10:06 AM EST | Steven has the Playskool Millennium Falcon playset for pre-order at a new, lower price – $29.99.

Click here to check it out…



LEGO’s Multi-Pack On Sale
March 22, 2003 | 8:58 AM EST | Mark

Here is an old set that is back online for a very low price.

You get the Gungan Sub and the Naboo Swamp sets. This is on sale for the low price of $17.97.



New Ultarama Backgrounds
March 21, 2003 | 9:59 PM EST | Bill

This just in from our friends at Ultarama:

“Ultarama will unveil two new sets of scenes at the East Coast Hobby Show tomorrow at the Fort Washington, PA Expo Center. Stop by and check them out!”



In From Entertainment Earth
March 21, 2003 | 6:16 PM EST | Mark

We’ve added a bunch of new Star Wars items in the past few weeks. Take your time going through this.

New low price while supplies last:
Marmit Sandtrooper Sergeant (Item# MTS6, $44.99)

Just added to our March low price case offer:
EII Collection 1 (Wave 11) – was $79.99, now just $64.99!
EII Collection 1 (Wave 11) Not Mint – just $59.99!

Playskool back in stock!
All In One Adventures 1 Set (Item# HS2651AA, $37.99)
All In One Adventures Asst. 2 (Item# HS2645A, $39.99)
Millennium Falcon Adventure (Item# HS3329, $34.99)

More arriving soon:
Yoda Lightsaber (Item# HS84961, $27.99)

Hasbro Pre-Order!
Clone Wars Republic Gunship (Item# HS84840, $37.99)
SW Clone Wars Asst. 1 Set (Item# HS84845AA, $40.99)
SW Clone Wars Asst. 2 (Item# HS84845B, $77.99)
SW Vehicle Asst. 1 Set (Item# HS84841AA, $51.99)
SW Vehicle Asst. 2 Set (Item# HS84841BB, $51.99)
Saga Scene Asst. 1 (Item# HS84997A, $100.99)
Star Wars Chess (Item# HG40992, $33.99)

Master Replicas In Stock!
Luke Saber Blueprint (Item# MRSW10002, $69.99)
Han Solo Blaster Blueprint (Item# MRSW10001, $69.99)
Obi-Wan Saber Blueprint (Item# MRSW10003, $69.99)

Master Replicas Pre-Order!
JEDI Training Remote (Item# MRSW107, $248.99)
Darth Maul Lightsaber Replica (Item# MRSW108, $449.99)

Fernandes Guitars Pre-Order!
Star Wars Episode 2 Pick Asst. (Item# FGSWP60E2, $99.99)

Retrorocket Boba Fett Guitar (Item# FGSWRRBF, $1,299.99)



March 21, 2003 | 5:07 PM EST | Jair

At last, here is the pic of the CD shelves our friend Chuck uses to keep his collection at home…

Click here to see it.

Update from Mark:
These exact shelves are available from a place called IKEA, they have are on the web at, however, they are not cheap and I am not sure they are available anymore. I have two of these myself. They are excellent for displaying the Action Fleet Ships.

There are similar shelves that are cheaper than this ones. If you go out to look for these, try to get them with a “clear” or “see through” top, that way the shelves will not be too dark.


Never expose your figures, carded or loose, to direct sunlight. The UV rays will make the colors fade on boxes, figures, cardbacks, etc.

Protect your investment.

Take care…




Do you want the original cuts of the Trilogy on DVD?
March 21, 2003 | 4:50 PM EST | Jair

I don’t know how many of you know this, but Mr. Lucas doesn’t plan to have the original cuts of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi on the future release of the Original Trilogy on DVD.

There is a website called that is gathering signatures to present a formal request to Mr. Lucas to include these cuts on the DVD’s, not just the Special Editions. If you want to have “The Originals” when the DVD’s hit the stores sometime in the future use this link to sign the petition.



12″ Bounty Hunters on Sale
March 21, 2003 | 11:26 AM EST | Mark B have the second wave of 12″ Bounty Hunters on sale for $12.96 each. You’ll find them here – Dengar , Imperial Officer , orZuckuss. Thanks to Tim in Memphis for the heads up!



Vintage Ebay Item of the Day
March 21, 2003 | 9:36 AM EST | Mark B

I’m going to be writing a new daily column here, featuring a Rare Vintage Item that is being offered on Ebay. While we don’t normally run posts for Ebay items (and we don’t support scalpers!), these will all be unique VINTAGE items that most people won’t ever see outside of Ebay. With that in mind, I give you our first item up for bid on the Price is Right – whoops, I gotta change the TV channel when I’m writing this stuff….

Vintage Jawa Sandcrawler with Remote. This vehicle was one of the most expensive in the Kenner line back in 1979 at about $30, so it was one of the worst selling. Most kids wanted a little more action like an X-Wing or TIE Fighter. These turn up from time to time on Ebay, but it is tough to find them complete with box and Remote Control. Remember your batteries! You’ll need a couple of “D” and a couple of 9-volt.



Mystery 4-Pack????
March 21, 2003 | 7:34 AM EST | Mark

Has the markings, at $19.99, of a builder pack. But what is it? Here is the description “Star Wars Figure 4-Pack”. Anyones guess! It will be released on May 25th, so it says.

SPECIAL UPDATE!! – This just in from a very nice Hasbro Employee who would like to share the knowledge.
“This is a collection of four 3 3/4″ scale Imperial characters from the Death Star. Includes Tripod Cannon with projectile, energy Hose and trunk. Darth Vader’s lightsaber, Imperial blaster, rifle interrogation droid, gun rack, mouse droid, 4 figure stands. Also, I’m 99% sure that the 2nd wave of cantina figures have been indefinitely delayed if not altogether cancelled but will most likely be re-packed (especially KITIK KEED’ LAK) at a future date. About 15 of these were produced for samples before being cancelled by WalMart.”



Who shot first? Han or Greedo?
March 20, 2003 | 5:10 PM EST | George

We all know who, poor Greedo! This comes from Yak reader
Evan Oswell:

” I have had a “Han Shot First” shop for some time now… Now with all the controversy about the Original Trilogy not being released, I thought maybe I should send you guys the link…”

Check from T-Shirts to Bumper Stickers here.



QNA Time…
March 19, 2003 | 8:24 PM EST | Mark

Yes SIRRREEEE!!! It is that time again. The All knowing Muse has stopped by with another QNA Column for our readers. John has tackled a lot of the questions you have had regarding the Hasbro Collector’s Event. With help from Bill, who was at the event, they have answered your questions. So head on over and read away.

Special note from me. I have made this QNA special by giving everyone a sneak preview at the new Please visit and let me know what you think of the layout and design. You can email me at Thanks for reading.



Please Take A Moment…
March 19, 2003 | 8:14 PM EST | Mark

‘Americans ought to be prepared for loss of life.’ is a quote from our president. Whether or not you agree we should be going to war with Iraq, the US will undoubtedly enter war with Iraq over the next couple of days. Please take a moment and pray for the American Soldiers that will be overseas defending our country during this war. Their lives hang in the balance while we spend our time looking for toys and reading toy news. So take a moment before you head down to the rest of the news.



New Star Wars Saga Figures For $5.99!!!
March 19, 2003 | 10:57 AM EST | Joseph

Do you know where to find the latest figures online for only $5.99? Check out the latest announcement from KEBCO Toys.



And speeders are on their way!
March 19, 2003 | 8:26 AM EST | George

More Darth and Anakin’s Speeders are showing up accross the nation. From California to the Indy area. Feel free to post your store reports in our forums page. Thanks to Yak readers, Gary from Indy, Steven from Chicago, JediSith from Nebraska and all others who wrote in with their store reports….



$10 off $75 at
March 18, 2003 | 6:50 PM EST | Steven

For a limited time, is offering $10 off any toy purchase of $75 or more. The code is: SVTYMGSAVETN. Not sure how long it’ll last…



How to keep a mixed collection.. thanks to Bob M.
March 18, 2003 | 5:02 PM EST | Jair

There is no doubt that if you want to keep items carded or in their package, space will always play a big factor. If your collection is a mix of carded and loose figures, ships, and playsets you have variuos options. Bob Martinazzi has an TV/Star Wars room that I liked a lot. I don’t know if the shelf was custom made or if he used one he had, but the figures, loose and carded look great in it.

Follow the link below to se how Bob takes car of his figures, specially his Luke Skywalkers! He has tons of them.

Congratulations Bob on a great collection.

PS:If you can’t use the link, copy paste it to your browser.



The Mirror Star Wars Universe
March 17, 2003 | 9:09 PM EST | Bill

The Trade Federation has posted a feature which takes us back to 1993– a time when there were no Star Wars figures in production. The field was thrown open for bids from toy companies. We all know Kenner (now Hasbro won), but what would our collections have looked like, if say, Playmates won??? Well click here and check it out!



How to keep a loose collection… Thanks to Chuck.
March 17, 2003 | 5:32 PM EST | Jair

I liked a lot many of the ideas sent on how to keep a loose collection. As in keeping a carded collection, the budget available to invest will determine at the end what you do. When I started collecting seriously back in early 1996, I took everything out of the package, but then I didn’t know what to do with the figures. Sure you can store them, but do you what to?

First, I used a big shelf with many spaces where all of the figures could fit, but three problems surfaced… First, everytime someone touched or kicked the shelf, since it was not mounted on the wall, at least half of the figures would fall (at the time, the REAL action figure stands didn’t exsist). Finding the weapons took a lot of time. Second, people who entered my room always wanted to touch the figures, and started twisting the limbs of the figures until they became loose. Third, if you do not clean your figures at least once or twice a month, they will grow beards (also known as get covered in dust).

Taking all that in mind, for a LOOSE collection to be well kept, you have to keep your figures in a mounted, dust resistant, restricted access place; but still be able to enjoy them.

Chuck sent us his idea. He uses CD shelves to display his loose figures. They look great inside those shelves and are very well protected. One other important thing is that they don’t take up a lot of space. You can easily fit 2 or three of these in a wall, and each holds a lot of figures. He bought these for about $80.00 each, but I’ve seen much cheaper ones that look just as good.

Thanks Chuck for helping out your fellow Star Wars Collectors. The picture of your collection will be posted tomorrow with the other two best ideas.



How to keep your collection… Winners!!!
March 17, 2003 | 4:06 PM EST | Jair

I wanted to post this in the morning but I was involved in a car crash last Saturday and it took me all morning today to find the parts for my car and bill the husband of the lady who decided to run the red light. Well, at least nobody got hurt.

Hello Star Wars fans and collectors. I want to thank everyone who took the time to send in their ideas on how to keep your figures at home. I’m sure that a lot of collectors will benefit from your contributions.

The best ideas have been picked and will be posted in a couple of minutes. Keep checking the website and see if your collection (or part of it) makes it.

Thanks again to all for participating. This was just the first of many features we’ll decicate purely to the hobby of collecting… Enjoy!




Hasbro 2003 Collector Event Saga Coverage
March 16, 2003 | 7:14 PM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated our coverage of the 2003 Hasro Collector Event with a number of pages of photos and 411 on the Saga Collection for this year, and even a few tidbits of what will happen after 2003. Click here for the coverage!



Camp Ambush Tusken review!
March 16, 2003 | 3:37 PM EST | Michael

The Headless Horsman has nothing on this Tusken Raider! It looks like Anakin did a little decapitating while visiting the Tusken Raider camp on Tatooine, and this figure let’s you recreate the scenes you never saw. Check out the complete review here.



Darth Tyrnanus and Anakin’s speeders showing up…
March 16, 2003 | 7:11 AM EST | George

Seems like Darth Tyranuns and Anakin’s speeder are showing up. This comes from Yak reader Don:

” Went to Target this morning and found the Anakin and Darth Tyranus’s speeder Bikes. They rang up at 12.89 ea. at a total of 27.91 for both of them and these were found at the Long Beach Ca. store. I have no scanner to show proof ”.

Thanks Don, now lets keep our eyes open, the hunt is on!



12″ Jango @
March 15, 2003 | 10:57 PM EST | Steven has the 12″ Ultimate Villain Jango Fett for $19.97. Hop on over if you’re looking to add this great figure to your collection.



JC Penny Sale
March 15, 2003 | 9:39 AM EST | Mark

Been waiting on the 12″ wave of figures that had Dooku, Zam, and the Super Battle Droid? Well head over to JC Penney as they have the set for $39.99.



KBToys Sale
March 15, 2003 | 9:35 AM EST | Mark

You can head over there and pick up the 12″ Ultimate Jango Fett for $19.99, 50% off. Also in stock is the last Playskool set, Rampaging Reek. They also have in stock all the new LEGO sets.



Better deal on Kubricks??
March 15, 2003 | 9:28 AM EST | George

This comes from Yak reader Scott R- Westland in MI:

”Not sure if anyone else has sent this link in yet, but this has to be the best deal I’ve seen so far on the Kubricks Bounty Hunter set! Check it out…$35.00!!!! National Console Support, Inc ( Hope this helps out”

To save our readers some clicks, here is the link to the page.

UPDATE: Pre-Orders are closed for them. We’ll keep our readers updated.



Carded Deluxe, Mock-Ups, And More
March 15, 2003 | 3:58 AM EST | Bill

Carded versions of the very soon to be released Deluxe Kamino Obi Wan and Jango Fett sets, along with the prototype for the Jango Fett set have appeared on Ebay along with the mock-ups of the upcoming Imperial Troop and Super Battle Droid Maker sets. Click the links below to check out the images!

Deluxe Obi Wan

Deluxe Jango Fett

Deluxe Jango Fett Prototype

Imperial Forces Mock Up Set

Super Battle Droid Builder Mock Up



Hasbro 2003 Collector Event Coverage
March 15, 2003 | 3:47 AM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated with the first part of our coverage of Hasbro’s 2003 Collector Event. This update covers the Clone Wars part of Hasbro’s 2003 line. Tonight, we’ll add all the coverage and insights on the Saga Line. Click here to check out all the photos.



Help A Collector Out….
March 14, 2003 | 10:13 PM EST | Mark

We usually don’t post items like this, however, our own Bill here at Yakface is looking for your help. He is in search of the Micro Machines Theed Palace playset. If you have one you are willing to part with, or know a good source he can get one from please email Bill. Thanks one and all. Now, back to the news….



Help a fellow collector…and maybe your collection too…
March 14, 2003 | 6:46 PM EST | Jay

James is in a tough spot…
I am a long time viewer of this page, and a big fan of your site. I am in a financial bind and have to sell off a huge amount of my Star Wars toy collection. I am selling them in ‘themed’ sets based on the movie such as “Federation Army”, “Tatooine”, “Hoth Battle” etc.
Would you be willing to post this along with my email address so that collectors out there can grab some of my collection to build their armies, catch up on those hard to find missed figures or just to add to their customizing collection, I’d really appreciate it. Once emailed I will send them a list of the ‘sets’ and the prices too. Thanks.
James can be reached here if you can help him out.



Image Attack: Mandalorian Gauntlet
March 14, 2003 | 1:04 PM EST | George

This time The Official site is featuring Jango Fett’s Mandalorian Gauntlet. Nice picture, click here to enjoy it.



More in Store from Hasbro 2003
March 14, 2003 | 12:57 PM EST | George

This comes from The Official Site:

”Yesterday, Hasbro Inc. pulled back the curtain on their plans for the remainder of the year, and offered a first look at just some of the exciting Star Wars toys due out in 2003 at a special Collectors Show hosted in Hasbro’s hometown of Pawtucket, Rhode Island”. Click here for the whole scoop!.



How to keep your collection… Update…
March 14, 2003 | 11:22 AM EST | Jair

Hi everyone… I want to let you know that because there was a bit of trouble checking out the site yestarday, you can still send in your ideas on how to keep your collection at home. There have been great ideas sent, but maybe yours will be the one we post first. You have until Monday morning to send them. Remember to include ONE picture if you can. This is your chance to show everybody you collection.

Remember… 3 will be posted, so good luck.



A Shuttle could be yours for $3.00…
March 14, 2003 | 5:17 AM EST | George

How about getting an Imperial Shuttle for $3.00? Our good friend Jason Meyers over @ informed us about this. This is not a typical giveaway, it is for a good cause. For more details on this unique giveaway today.



Imperial Shuttle
March 14, 2003 | 3:13 AM EST | Joseph

CloudCity has FAO Schwarz Imperial Shuttles in stock and ready to ship for as low as $129.99. These shuttles are case fresh! Click on the link to view the shuttles at Check out their pic of their latest shipment.



Gamorrean Guard @ KB Toys.
March 13, 2003 | 3:31 PM EST | George

KB-Toys is taking pre-orders for the new and cool 12” Gamorrean Guard. Price is $29.99 + S&H and it is scheduled to be available on June 10, 2003. Click HERE for more details

A huge thank you goes to Yak reader Steve Adkins for the heads up.



More on Kotobukiya Kits:
March 13, 2003 | 2:21 PM EST | George

Several readers sent over e-mails asking HOW-TO. Well, seems like Kotobukiya is producing SWs snap-together kits. However, if glue is required, my good old pal Dan over at HOBBY ZONE in Eagan MN, strongly recommended over a phone conversation Ambroid Cement # 1611 ($1.89). Have in mind that these aren’t typical model kits but highly detailed statues. ”Another alternative is Super Glue” Dan added.

Clone Trooper Commander Kit coming soon! Check them all here.



Image Attack at
March 13, 2003 | 1:28 PM EST | George

Concept art for a triangular Coruscant airpeeder has been posted at the Official Site. Many of the designs of Episode II appear closer to the angular concepts of the original trilogy. To see the latest art posted click here.



Endor troop builder @ EE
March 13, 2003 | 9:59 AM EST | George

If you missed the formerly Fans Club Exclusive (like me), soon we’ll have another chance. Click HERE to pre-order @ Entertainment Earth



March 12, 2003 | 11:25 PM EST | Jay

Chris wrote in with some great finds…
I found the new speeder bike sets in my local Target (Roanoke, VA). I also found the newest Action Fleet ships today at Wal-Mart including Slave One.
Also Target is getting ready to do a light reset in their boys action aisle within the next week, including Star Wars. My local Target just sent the remaining 12″ figs to the clearance endcaps. Looks like they’re not part of the plan for spring. $13.98 and going down from there, they had Dooku, Zam and SBD left. Remember different size stores have different strategies and more space to work with so this may not affect the one in you’re town, but worth look.
Thanks again to Chris for the update.



Attakus 2003-2004
March 12, 2003 | 10:10 PM EST | Jason


2003 & 2004 are looking very promising for the French Company A Direct Dealer in Montreal, Canada has received
information regarding 7 of the 13 planned Statues being issued
this year by end of summer, with the rest coming by the beginning
of 2004. Among the first 7 include a huge Chewbacca Statue,
Jango Fett, Han Solo(ANH), Obi-wan(ANH), Yoda(EP2), Jawa, and
a salacious crumb to go along with the already available Jabba
and Slave Leia!

You can see all of the concept images and a few prototypes at The owner of the site is Benjamin
and is taking pre-orders for $50 for each statue. He will be
getting a large order of the 1500 total being made. If you
decide to place an order with Benjamin and kamikazcomics, please
tell him you heard it first from Here is the direct
link to the Star Wars Attakus Statues…

I will follow up with prices and other
releases as they become available… including other plans for a
new line by Attakus for Star Wars.



Chewie, Look Out For Mynocks!
March 12, 2003 | 8:06 PM EST | Mark

Star Wars Saga / Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones Collection 1 Figure Assortment, Wave 10 (Item# HS84851L, $64.99). This new action figure assortment includes: Han Solo – Hoth (NEW), Chewbacca – Mynock Hunt (NEW), Destroyer Droid – Geonosis Battle, Mace Windu – Arena Confrontation, Boba Fett – Pit of Carkoon, R2-D2 – Droid Factory Flight, Anakin Skywalker – Secret Ceremony, and Obi-Wan – Acklay Battle.



Gotta Love Hasbro
March 12, 2003 | 5:45 PM EST | Mark

In just another shameful attempt to grab more money from the die hard collectors. Hasbro has decided to make the new Hoth Han Solo in two different versions. One with a BLUE coat and one with a BROWN coat. The blue coat will be available first, with the brown one following shortly thereafter. You can read all about it right HERE at the official Star Wars website.



More Deals @ Wal-Mart
March 12, 2003 | 3:34 PM EST | Steven

Just picked up a Lego Jedi Duel (7103) with a clearance price of $5.00 (I just had to have that little Yoda!).

Also, the Saga TIE Bomber showed up in the clearance aisle of my local Wal-Mart for $16 and some change. It came up at regular price at the register, and the next day they were back with the other regular-priced items.



Special Offer for Yakface Readers
March 12, 2003 | 12:04 PM EST | Mark B

As the other Mark mentioned when I came aboard. I am the owner of M and M Collectibles. Well, I want to thank Mark and all of the readers here for welcoming me aboard with a special offer for all of you. So, for 3 days only (March 12-14), if you put “Yakface” in the company name on the order form on our website, we’ll take 25% off your entire order. We manually process these orders, so the cart won’t show the discount. The discount will show on the receipt you receive. This disount applies to EVERYTHING on the site. Again, that is 25% off EVERYTHING!!! The link to the site is M and M Collectibles



A question to our readers from Brian Satchfield
March 12, 2003 | 7:31 AM EST | George

” I just read your report about the Lego TIE Fighters showing up in the mail. I got mine a couple of weeks ago, but it didn’t come in a box as your article states–mine came in a small, promotional-looking plastic bag packaged in a padded mailer envelope. The product number on the front of the bag is 3219 and the item number on the back of the bag near the UPC is 4191793. It will be interesting to see which version is the more common or why some
people get one over the other.” 

Any help will be appreciated, e-mail Brian Satchfield here and or share it with our readers here.

UPDATE: Mine came in a small cardboard box that looked like it had the heck of a journey. Oh well, no parts were missing.




New Cantina Question
March 11, 2003 | 9:56 PM EST | Jay

SJ wrote me asking about a date for the 2nd wave of the cantina sets. Although I don’t have a specific date, it looks like they were not part of the most recent Wal-Mart toy reset. So I’d say they still a good few months away. Interesting timing of this question as I have just returned from my local WM where I picked up Wave 1 at the low low price of $2.50 each. It looks like they were cleared out of the Star Wars aisle to make room for other action figures. Good time to be scouring the clearance aisles if you still need these! Great question. Keep em coming!



Episode III Set Revealed!!!
March 11, 2003 | 6:11 PM EST | Joseph

The article hints about the fact of classic sets appearing in the final SW movie, so we would certainly think so. So exactly what is it? Believe it or not, we know exactly already. Here’s the scoop, courtesy of TFN reader Steve Bragg.



A bit on Kotobukiya’s kit…
March 11, 2003 | 5:39 PM EST | George

After my post about the Clone Trooper from Kotobukiya I’ve got several e-mails asking how to. Well, Vynil and Poly models are totally different substracts (materials) to work with. Glue paint and craftmahship are different from the beggining. Have your exacto knife, boiling pot (Yoda’s) and e-mail those questions. I’ll be glad to make your modeling, airbrushing and scorching a pleasure.



Very Cheap 12″
March 11, 2003 | 4:39 PM EST | Jair

Darthmidion was kind enough to let us know that at his local Wal Mart the Dengar 12″ wave is now at $5 each! So if you are missing these figures check your local Wal Mart. Good Luck!

Thanks Darthmidion!



New Clone Wars Figures!
March 11, 2003 | 12:58 PM EST | Mark B

Head on over to Star where there are photos of 2 new action figures for the Clone Wars line. You’ll find a new Clone Wars Anakin, and a new bounty hunter named “Durge”. Background on Durge is at the site.



New Clone Trooper Bust Image
March 11, 2003 | 12:30 PM EST | Mark B

Dark Horse Comics and Gentle Giant Studios have released an image of the variants for the forthcoming Star Wars: Clone Trooper Deluxe Mini-Bust. Portraying the foot soldiers of the New Republic from Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, this highly detailed, 5½”-tall mini-bust from Gentle Giants Studios features a modular aspect, allowing the collector to pose the bust in a variety of ways. Signed and limited to 7,500 pieces — and packaged in a handsome window box — the mini-bust includes numerous arm components and weapon accessories. Each deluxe Clone Trooper bust will include the following components:Arm configurations: one right arm, one left arm pointing, one left arm sculpted to support a rifle. Accessories: a DC-15 blaster, a DC-15 rifle, and a pair of long range binoculars. This bust is supposed to be available around mid-July. It will be available exclusively through Dark Horse Comics and Diamond Comics Retailers.



Don’t forget to send in those ideas…
March 11, 2003 | 10:13 AM EST | Jair

Just a reminder to send in those ideas on how to keep your collection at home. Some of the ones I’ve gotten are great! The best will be posted on Friday.

Take care,


PS: Your displays don’t have to be expensive to be good, so everyone has a chance to contribute. Thanks!!!



Watch those mailboxes!
March 11, 2003 | 9:14 AM EST | Mark B

If you ordered one of the free Mini-Lego Tie Fighters a while back, keep an eye on your mailbox. Mine showed up in the mail yesterday. It comes in a really cool little box with photos of the other mini Star Wars Legos with Yoda watching over them. Most people I have heard from are reporting that their boxes are beat up from handling in the mail. Mine wasn’t too bad, except for some corner dings which I would totally expect.



The Sculptor’s Bench
March 10, 2003 | 11:26 PM EST | Bill

Adam May over at Galactic Hunter has posted an interview with Scott Andrews who has sculpted some really nice 12″ pieces for Hasbro. Click here for the story.



Retail Insider
March 10, 2003 | 9:08 PM EST | Jay

I just wanted to say thanks to Team Yak for bringing me aboard as your new guy on this inside of the retail world. I’ve worked for various retailers through the years (including TRU and Target among others), and I’m ready to answer all your questions about our precious purveyors of Star Wars merchandise. I’ll also keep you updated on changes in the stores as well as any exclusive info I can get my hands on. You can send me store reports as well. I hope I can be a useful resource to you all!




How to keep your collection…
March 10, 2003 | 1:11 PM EST | Jair

It hasn’t been a week since I started here and by now I have been contacted by people all over! Spain, Argentina, and Germany just to name a few. Thanks to everyone!

I want to share with everyone ways to keep your Star Wars Collections. There are a lot of ways…

Some like to keep everything stored in boxes, others like to display their collection to themselves and others. Some like to have things carded and boxed while others like to have everything outside its package. Some like to build dioramas and others just like to see the figures and ships standing there.

Sometimes your budget determines how you keep your collection, and with that in mind I want you to share how you keep yours to give other collectors ideas on how to keep theirs. If you have pics also send them, but just one per collection please, or my e-mail will explode!

Ok, send in those ideas and I’ll post three of them. One for carded figures, one for opened figures, and one that has both. The result will be posted on Friday.

If yours doesn’t make it now don´t worry, I’ll try to post as many ideas as possible, at least one or two per week. This because nobody has the final word on how to do this so every idea could be a good one.

I’ll also be posting my collection soon…





The Nightclub/Zam In The Alley {Dialogues Deletions}
March 10, 2003 | 11:51 AM EST | George

From Star
” Before Anakin and Obi-Wan enter the Coruscant nightclub in pursuit of Zam Wesell, Obi-Wan gives Anakin a little speech about losing his lightsaber. For some reason, one line of Obi-Wan’s was deleted. It’s still present in one of the film’s trailers…
To read the whole story click here»



A Look Into The Past & A Glimpse Into The Future
March 10, 2003 | 5:42 AM EST | Robert

For a long while I’ve been planning on revamping the prototypes section. In addition, I have also envisioned the modern era collector sites working together since the common ground we all share is Star Wars collecting. With both and working together with I would like to start the prototype website joint effort off with a preview of the new entry page design layout by showing four new prototype entries. I designed the new entry pages similar to how each of the Star Wars films start, with scrolling yellow text on a space background. I’m interested in feedback to the new design, so please feel free to drop me a line at letting me know whether you like the new layout or don’t like it. You can view the four preview entries by going HERE.



Aaron from wrote in to say…
March 9, 2003 | 6:55 PM EST | George

”Hi All: POTF2.COM has posted detailed pics of the new Deluxe Obi-Wan Kenobi with “Force-push”. Find out how this action feature works, by clicking”here»»..



12″ Max Rebo Prototype
March 9, 2003 | 12:30 PM EST | Bill

A prototype of the upcoming 12″ Max Rebo (Rumored as a Wal-Mart Exclusive) has surfaced over Galactic HunterCheck it out here.



Saved From The Cutting Room Floor
March 8, 2003 | 4:19 PM EST | Bill

The Official site has updated with interviews of sme of the actors who portrayed the Naberrie family on AOTC, and their insights being “officially” made a part of Clones with the DVD release. Click here for the full story.



The Winner Is
March 8, 2003 | 3:47 PM EST | Bill

Congratulations to Jordan Hofer, the winner of our free Ultarama drawing. Be sure to send in your entry for the next drawing here. Remember your entry must include your full name and address to be eligible to win!



Head Fan Interviewed
March 8, 2003 | 3:17 PM EST | Bill

Adam May over at Galactic Hunter has posetd an interview with Lisa Stevens, President of the Star Wars Fan Club. Click here to check it out.



Hello Everyone
March 8, 2003 | 12:02 PM EST | Steven

Thanks to everyone at YakFace for making me a part of the team. I saw A New Hope in 1977 when I was six years old and have been a fan and collector ever since.

Feel free to e-mail me with news, store reports, or tell me about your unique collections. I’d be happy to answer your action figure or comic book questions. In fact, taking a cue from Mark and his novel reviews, I’d like to do the same with the comics. I’ll be listing and reviewing upcoming releases, so stay tuned!



Unproduced Star Wars Photos
March 8, 2003 | 12:19 AM EST | Bill

Garrie from Wattos Junkyard in England sent in a batch of great pictures of unreleased and unproduced Star Wars items, including the 12″ AT-AT Commander and Lando Skiff Guard Disguise, the 3 3/4″ Holographic Nute Gunray, and the Role Playing FX Yoda lightsaber.



News flash from D&S Toys
March 7, 2003 | 1:11 PM EST | George

New Items in stock!

Boba Fett – Pit of Carkoon Wave
Vader & Slave Leia Unleashed
Tomy 14″ Plush Yoda, Jawa & Ewok from Japan
New Obi-Wan Acklay Battle & Darth Tryanus Geonosis Figures
New Action Fleet, Speeder Bikes
Yoda Lightsaber – Next week…
Acklay – Back in Stock!

Check them out before the’re gone @
D & S Sci-fi Toys.



Hello Everyone
March 7, 2003 | 10:31 AM EST | Mark B

First off, thanks to Mark for letting me be a part of the team here. As he said below, I run M and M Collectibles which has been around for about 5 years, selling to collectors over the internet. Feel free to visit our site at and sign up for our mailing list. I won’t bore you with that stuff here. I really looking forward to my time here. I’m going to start up a book section on the site. I’ll be going back and doing reviews of all of the Star Wars novels over the next few months. I’m working on my first one right now of the New Jedi Order book “Destiny’s Way”. Hopefully, through some of my connections we’ll be able to have some fun here and get you information that will be useful to all!



A Special Welcome
March 7, 2003 | 10:19 AM EST | Mark

I would like to welcome all the new members of, I apologize to the readers of this site for takign so long to get more help, we have let the site slip a little, and will be trying to make it better for everyone that visits. Along with the new members, some of the readers will recognize Mark B, one of our new members. He is Mark from M and M collectibles. He will be helping out with the news and also be running a section on Star Wars book reviews. I hope you will find this new section useful, and if you are an avid reader of the continuing saga within the books, please email Mark and let him know what suggestions you have for the section. Welcome again to all and our goal is to be a very good site at bring you the news as we get it. Now on with the news…



One of the new kids…
March 7, 2003 | 9:44 AM EST | Jair

Hi everyone. My name is Jair Monsanto and I’m honored to be a part of this great Website. has been “THE SOURCE” for news to collectors like you and me for a long time now and to be able to contribute to it gives me great satisfaction. My thing is the 3 3/4 line, so I’ll be glad to help you as much as I can with it. I’ll post all kinds of collector tips, like how to display or take care of your collection. I’ll also do some in-depth figure analisys, plus a whole lot more. For our Spanish speaking readers I’ll be more than glad to answer your questions (¡Estoy para servirles!). OK, with all that out of the way, there is just one more thing to say: May “The Source” be with you…

Hey, I just want to clarify that I’ll be more than glad to answer the questions of our English speaking readers also! Take care everyone!

PS: I don’t know how to put the picture small so you can click on it to see it bigger… sorry.



A faithful cloned clone from Kotobukiya
March 7, 2003 | 6:38 AM EST | George

”The strongest Clone Trooper clad in white armor has been beautifully brought to life. From the configuration of the full body armor to the minute details on his guns, this Clone Trooper has a striking pose, with his super-sized blaster at the ready. It comes with a base taken from the climactic scene in the Arena Floor of the Geonosis of Episode II.”
Check them out @ Entertainment Earth.



Hello everybody!
March 7, 2003 | 1:24 AM EST | Joseph

Hi everyone! I’m Joseph. After being an avid fan and loyal reader of Yakface, I’m glad to be on board as a staff member. I’m reporting from the San Diego area and I’m very excited about covering the upcoming Comic-Con in July. Please feel free to e-mail me with your news, store reports and other comments to help us make this site even better.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
March 6, 2003 | 10:36 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth

Star Wars Pre-Order Specials!
Mint Condition Guaranteed Star Wars Cases starting at $64.99!
Not Mint Star Wars Cases starting at $59.99!

EII Collection 2 (Wave 12)
New Star Wars Figures! Includes Yoda & Chian, Ashla & Jempa, Lama Su – Kamino Prime Minister with clone boy, Barriss Offee – Luminara Unduli’s Padawn, Aayla Secura – Twi’lek Jedi Knight, Padme Amidala – Droid Factory Chase, SP-4 & JN-66, Imperial Officer, and Battle Droid – Arena Battle.
Coming Soon!
Item Number: HS84861M
Price: $64.99
See Star Wars Episode 2 Action Figures

EII Collection 2 (Wave 13)
New Star Wars Figures! Includes Padme Amidala – Wedding Dress, Wat Tambor, Coleman Trebor, Darth Maul, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Yoda & Chian, Ashla & Jempa, Lama Su – Kamino Prime Minister with clone boy, Barriss Offee – Luminara Unduli’s Padawn, Aayla Secura – Twi’lek Jedi Knight, and Battle Droid – Arena Battle
Coming Soon!
Item Number: HS84861N
Price: $64.99
See Star Wars Episode 2 Action Figures

EII Deluxe Figures (Wave 5)
New Deluxe Star Wars Figures! Includes Deluxe Obi Wan Kenobi with Force Power and Deluxe Jango Fett. Obi-Wan Kenobi uses the Force to push objects through the air in his defense and Jango Fett fires up his backpack and grabs onto a column to get a better shot at Obi-Wan!
Coming Soon!
Item Number: HS84859E
Price: $64.99
See Star Wars Episode 2 Action Figures: Deluxe



Welcome Aboard
March 6, 2003 | 10:16 PM EST | Bill

We asked readers who were interested in furthering our Star Wars collecting hobby to let us know if you’d like to join our staff, and we received an overwhelming response. Over the next week or so you’ll be seeing some new names and faces joining our staff. Tonight, I’d like to welcome aboard the first three of our new staffers, George, Jair, Joseph, Steve, and Mark B. They’ll be bringing you news, updates to our Toyguide and lots more. Welcome guys!



Lucas in Commercial to Fight Piracy:
March 6, 2003 | 12:17 PM EST | George

George Lucas will be appearing in a PSA commercial to fight movie piracy. For more info on this subject click here>>.



Hello everybody!
March 6, 2003 | 11:23 AM EST | George

Glad to be on board here @ Yakface. I’m George Collazo and most readers are familiar with my photos and collaborations to Yak since almost its early days. In fact, my passion for SW and admiration for Yakface drove me along with Pat Carlucci to create another site., and here I am now. Soon I’ll be adding more pleasant pictures to our Toy Guide. Feel free to e-mail me with your news, store reports and others.



Looking For Kubrick Early Bird Set?
March 5, 2003 | 10:37 PM EST | Bill

If you are looking for the upcoming Kubrick Early Bird Set, they are already appearing on Ebay, if you’re a Kubrick fan in general, he has a number of different ones listed you can see pics of the Early Bird Set in this auction andhere.



Spoilers Beware
March 5, 2003 | 10:24 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Stephen wrote in to point on what has appeared on a site with the same name as a rumored title for Episode III. We all know titles circulating this early are highly unlikely to be the “real” title, however Circle Of The Force is clearly NOT it. Click here to check out the site!



Kamino Deluxe Obi Wan Proto
March 4, 2003 | 8:54 AM EST | Bill

The proto for the upcoming Kamino Deluxe Obi Wan figure has surfaced on Ebay and you can see it here.



Republic Gunship For $9.99!!!!
March 4, 2003 | 7:27 AM EST | Mark

You can head over to and order a Republic Gunship at 75% off, for the low price of $9.99, with shipping the total comes to just under $19, so if you want to make a fleet out of these ships, now is the time. Also, free shipping on orders over $79.

UPDATE: The Gunship was a one day sale, it’s now $39.99 again, however the sale for March 5 is Anakin’s interactive lightsaber for $12.99!



Q and A 2003! Again!!
March 3, 2003 | 8:43 PM EST | Mark

You can ask anything and he knows… Ask about toys, figures, ships, marriage, kids. Just write a Dear John letter and the all powerful Muse will answer you…. Here is his latest rendition….



Kubrick Bounty Hunters!
March 3, 2003 | 8:28 PM EST | Mark

Are you interested in a set of Kubrick Bounty Hunters? This is the second wave of these figures that are going to be released. Andrew, a fellow reader, has written in and is willing to pick up some sets of these for fellow fans. If you are interested, please email Andrew and let him know that sent you. He is taking Pre-Orders and the cost is very reasonable compared to what EBAY has. $70 a set plus shipping.



Entertainment Earth Pre-Orders!
March 3, 2003 | 8:23 PM EST | Mark

Pre-Order New Star Wars Figure Cases With Prices Starting as Low as
*For the first time ever Entertainment Earth is accepting pre-orders for Not Mint cases of select new Star Wars basic action figures at
$59.99 (that’s $20 off our regular Mint Condition price). Or you can
pre-order Mint Condition Guaranteed cases for just $64.99 (that’s $15 off our regular price).

Promotion Rules:
* If you already placed an order for one of these items at the original price, your price has automatically been reduced.
* Orders for cases in Mint Condition ($64.99) will be filled first. Orders for cases in Not Mint condition ($59.99) will be shipped after all Mint Condition orders are filled.
* Hurry, order now! This is a limited time offer valid through March 31, 2003. Offer is subject to availability and change at any time.
* This promotion applies to these eight items only:

1. EII Collection 1 (Wave 10) – was $79.99, now just $64.99!
2. EII Collection 1 (Wave 10) Not Mint – just $59.99!
3. EII Collection 2 (Wave 12) – was $79.99, now just $64.99!
4. EII Collection 2 (Wave 12) Not Mint – just $59.99!
5. EII Collection 2 (Wave 13) – was $79.99, now just $64.99!
6. EII Collection 2 (Wave 13) Not Mint – just $59.99!
7. EII Deluxe Figures (Wave 5) – was $79.99, now just $64.99!
8. EII Deluxe Figures (Wave 6) – was $79.99, now just $64.99!



Clone Wars Cartoon Interview
March 3, 2003 | 9:04 AM EST | Bill

Mile High Comics has posted an interview with part of the creative team behind the upcoming Clone Wars Cartoon series. Michele Gagne did the special EFX animated intro to Thundercats of the 80’s and will be working on the Clone Wars series. The interview gives some nice insights into the series. Click hear to read it.



Imperial Forces and Bounty Hunter Packs Photos
March 2, 2003 | 8:50 PM EST | Bill

Jay over at American Dream Comics has posted images of a mock up of the upcoming Imperial Forces 4 pack set, in the Bounty Hunter set’s box. In addition to a nice group of army builers (R4, AT-ST Driver, and Stormtrooper), and an Emperor’s Wrath Darth Vader, the set includes a number of accessories as well. On the pack of the packages are photos of the Bounty Hunter set which inclues Aurra’s swoop bike! Click here for the photos.



It’s a big cockroach! 12″ Geonosian review
March 2, 2003 | 5:39 PM EST | Michael

When an ugly, green bug is the best looking figure of a set, the other two members better take a close look in the mirror. The sixth scale Geonosian Warrior is at just about every Toys R Us, but we have the review with photos right here.