April 2003 Archive

Mardowns at Kmart…
April 30, 2003 | 2:12 PM EST | George

Just in from Yak reader Scott J:

” For those who don’s have certain Star Wars items or have waited for sales, please check out your local Kmart, it might be worth it. At one of my local Kmarts (Flint, Michigan), I picked up the following over the last couple days: Anakin’s and Zam’s speeders $1.50 each, Slave 1 (3 3/4 scale) $3.00, Obi Wan’s Jedi Starfighter $2.50, and an Arena playset for my son’s friend
$4.00! This last one killed me, because we paid $30.00 for one during Christmas for my son! Anyway, I am thinking that other Kmarts across the country might have similar savings. By the way, the several price tags on the items did reflect the price at the scanner they were lower! ”

Scott, thanks a lot for sharing with us.

UPDATE: Yak reader Robert Nidds wrote in to add that the interactive R2-D2 is also on sale at Kmart for just $25.00. Thanks a lot Rob!



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed:
April 30, 2003 | 8:56 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Back on the market by popular demand, Entertainment Earth is now able
to accept pre-orders for the limited edition Star Wars Imperial
Shuttle! Formerly an FAO Schwarz exclusive, this item is the U.S.
version, and comes new directly from Hasbro (not an after-market item).
Scheduled to arrive in late July 2003.

Star Wars Imperial Shuttle (Item# HS32487, $109.99)

Saga Collection 2 (Wave 14) (Item# HS84861P, $64.99)
Saga Coll 2 (Wave 14) Not Mint (Item# NMHS84861P, $59.99)
Includes 12 action figures: 2x WA-7 Waitress Droid (NEW), 2x Lt. Danni
Faytonni (NEW – a.k.a. Anthony Daniels who played C-3P0), 2x Darth
Sidious (NEW), 1x Luke Skywalker (NEW), 1x Darth Vader (NEW), 1x SP-4
and JN-66, 1x Wat Tambor, 1x Coleman Trebor, 1x Ashla & Jempa (subject
to change).

Star Wars Unleashed Asst 5 Set (Item# HS84894EE, $56.99)
1x Obi-Wan Kenobi, 1x Luke Skywalker, 1x Darth Sidious

Action Fleet Asst. 5, Set (Item# HS46796EE, $46.99)
1x Jedi Starfighter, 1x Mon Calamari Star Cruiser, 1x A-Wing Starfighter

Rebel Blockade Troop Builder (Item# HS26816, $17.99)

EII Collection 1 (Wave 10) (Item# HS84851L, $64.99)

EII Deluxe Figures (Wv 5) Set (Item# HS84859EE, $29.99)

EII Deluxe Figures (Wv 6) Set (Item# HS84859FF, $29.99)

JEDI Training Remote (Item# MRSW107, $248.99)

Like any military organization, the Clone Troopers are distinguished by rank. The troopers are white, the commanders are yellow, and the captains are red. To reflect this, Gentle Giant will be releasing the Clone Trooper Mini Bust (White) (Item# DH11944W, $49.99) http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DH11944W, Clone Trooper Commander Mini Bust (Yellow) (Item# DH11944Y, $59.99) http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DH11944Y and the Clone Trooper Captain Mini Bust (Red) (Item# DH11944R, $69.99) http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=DH11944R. These are the first-ever mini-busts we are aware of with a modular aspect, allowing the collector to pose the Clone Troopers in a variety of ways. You can either change the position of the arms and accessories as desired or get multiple copies and create your own Clone Trooper squadron.

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Quittin’ Business Sale – Week 2
April 29, 2003 | 10:00 PM EST | Mark B

Thank you all for the overwhelming response to our quitting business sale over at M and M Collectibles. We also apologize for a few delayed orders from last week (a sick kid will do that to you!). But they are all packed and ready to go out tomorrow.

This week we up the discounts a little more – $50 off all Master Replicas and Attakus Items, 35% off all other Star Wars, Matrix, and Lord of the Rings Items, and 50% off everything else!

To qualify for the discount, just put “YAK” in the company name on your order form and we’ll manually adjust the price when we process your order.

Head on over to M and M Collectibles now for the best selection!



Arena Playset on Clearance
April 29, 2003 | 9:54 PM EST | Mark B

Thanks to Christopher K. for the heads up! Walmart.com has the Arena Playset back in stock and on clearance for only $24.00. Click here to check it out.



So You Wanna Be in Star Wars?
April 29, 2003 | 12:08 PM EST | Mark B

Maura Fay Group Casting has a link to send your information in to become an extra in Star Wars Episode III. I’m betting that if you don’t live in Australia, you don’t need to apply…… But if you do, check it out, its the last chance to be in a Star Wars movie.



Star Wars Asciimation
April 29, 2003 | 12:00 PM EST | Mark B

I stumbled upon a story over at /. this morning about the ASCI text version of Star Wars on the web. This guy has been working on completing a full version of A New Hope in animated ASCI text since 1997. Its pretty cool what he has done, and if you haven’t seen it in a while, he is constantly updating his movie. The last update was the 20th of this month, he is to the scene where Han and Luke enter the detention block on the Death Star. Check it out HERE.



Master Replicas SE Darth Vader Almost Sold Out
April 29, 2003 | 10:39 AM EST | Mark B

I received an email this morning from Master Replicas stating that the signature edition Darth Vader Lightsaber from The Empire Strikes Back is almost sold out. This piece is a limited edition of only 500, so if you were waiting to order, don’t wait much longer. The Signature Edition ones always go way up in value once they are sold out. Check it out at Master Replicas.



Only Imperial Stormtroopers are so precise
April 28, 2003 | 11:49 PM EST | Joseph

Ok this is definitely something unique,while surfing around on Ebay I found this auction Ewok Shooting Targets Star Wars Prop . Check it out.



Millennium Falcon from Code 3
April 28, 2003 | 10:04 PM EST | Mark B

The company Code 3 who makes some really cool Die Cast models has just announced their first Star Wars Collectible (second if you count the Skywalker Ranch Fire Engine). They are doing a highly detailed Millennium Falcon. Its going to be over a foot long and is made of over 400 pieces. It pretty pricy (5 payments of $59 each), but this is going to be one very nice piece to add to your collection. Get all the details or place your preorder at Code 3 Collectibles.



A Couple of Real Turkey’s!
April 28, 2003 | 9:59 PM EST | Mark B

Sold under the “Uzay” brand name, some of the more interesting Star Wars items came out of the country Turkey. Including some very unique variations on figures (one of the coolest is pictured in this auction). These 2 auctions feature a couple of items sold as “mini-rigs” in the USA. They include the MLC-3 and theMTV-7. By themselves, these vehicles are not all that interesting. But, put them in the Turkish boxes and they make for a prized item in the complete Star Wars Collection.



Federation Toys Newsfeed
April 28, 2003 | 9:46 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Federation Toys:

Hi just wanted to let you know we just received in our new STAR WARS DARTH MAUL MASTER REPLICAS SIGNATURE EDITION LIGHTSABER. And Jedi Training Remote. ANAKIN FX SABERS FOR $100.00. All of our Master Replicas with now include FREE S/H with the price listed, (USA ONLY ! ) We also have some older POTJ figures in stock, and the TROOP BUILDER SETS, ENDOR and STORMTROOPER. SAGA Tie Bombers back in stock. And we have a new life size DARTH MAUL in stock. We also have loose 25th Anniversary silver R2-D2s for $10.00 each for you loose collectors. Thanks MTFBWY! We will be updating our complete line of SAGA figures in the next few months…….Click here to order. Be sure to tell them Yakface sent you!



Imperial Shuttles At EE
April 28, 2003 | 8:16 PM EST | Bill

Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for the former FAO exclusive Imperial Shuttle:

Back on the market by popular demand, Entertainment Earth is now able
to accept pre-orders for the limited edition Star Wars Imperial
Shuttle! Formerly an FAO Schwarz exclusive, this item is the U.S.
version, and comes new directly from Hasbro (not an after-market item).
Scheduled to arrive in July 2003.

Star Wars Imperial Shuttle (Item# HS32487, $109.99)



Boxed A-Wing Mock-up
April 27, 2003 | 9:55 PM EST | Bill

Team Galactic Hunter has posted some photos of the mock-up packaging for the upcoming A-Wing with pilot. Click here to check them out.



Toys R’ US markdown:
April 27, 2003 | 1:47 PM EST | George

Yak reader Robert C reports:

” My local Toys R’ Us has reduced the price of the exclusive X-Wing w/R2-D2 to$19.90. I don’t know if this is chain wide. The store is located in North Bergen NJ ”

Depending on local availabilty we don’t know if is nationwide. We’d like to know if it is, if so, let our fellow collectors know here -».

UPDATE: According to some readers, this sale is not nationwide.We’ll keep you all updated.



12″ Leia with Speederbike
April 27, 2003 | 12:48 AM EST | Joseph

Just in at Rebelscum.com, pictures of the boxed 12″ Leia with Speederbike, due to come out later this year.



The final Prophecy at Star Wars.com:
April 26, 2003 | 12:50 PM EST | George

” The Final Prophecy, the penultimate novel of The New Jedi Order series, is by Greg Keyes and has cover art by Terese Nielsen featuring the young Jedi Knight Tahiri Veila who plays an important part in the story. It is scheduled for paperback publication this October by Del Rey Books.”

For the full story click here -».



Kenner Star Wars Promo Booklets
April 25, 2003 | 9:14 PM EST | Steven

While moving my collection to my recently-built “toy room”, I’ve come across a few of these “catalog” type booklets that were packaged with Star Wars toys from Kenner in the 70’s and 80’s. I’m thinking about listing them on eBay, but have no idea what they’re worth. Does anyone know the current value of these items or know where I could find such info?

A particularly interesting re-discovery is a black and white comic-book style promo booklet for, if memory serves, the Imperial Troop Transporter.



Entertainment Earth News Feed— THERE ARE SHUTTLES HERE!!!
April 25, 2003 | 8:17 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Back on the market by popular demand, Entertainment Earth is now able
to accept pre-orders for the limited edition Star Wars Imperial
Shuttle! Formerly an FAO Schwarz exclusive, this item is the U.S.
version, and comes new directly from Hasbro (not an after-market item).
Scheduled to arrive in July 2003.

Star Wars Imperial Shuttle (Item# HS32487, $109.99)

Star Wars Unleashed Asst 5 Set (Item# HS84894EE, $56.99)

Action Fleet Asst. 5, Set (Item# HS46796EE, $46.99)

Small quantity in stock. Will sell out this weekend – more coming
EII Collection 1 (Wave 10) (Item# HS84851L, $64.99)

Small quantity in stock. Will sell out today – more coming shortly:
EII Deluxe Figures (Wv 5) Set (Item# HS84859EE, $29.99)

Was in stock – more coming shortly:
EII Deluxe Figures (Wv 6) Set (Item# HS84859FF, $29.99)

JEDI Training Remote (Item# MRSW107, $248.99)

They’ve arrived! Star Wars Saga / Episode II Collection 1 (Wave 8) (Item# HS84851J, $79.99) http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS84851J, Collection 1 (Wave 9) Set (Item# HS84851KK, $43.99)http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS84851KK, and Collection 1 (Wave 10) (Item# HS84851L, $64.99)http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS84851L are all IN STOCK NOW!



Get Those TIVOs Ready!
April 25, 2003 | 12:09 PM EST | Mark B

The newest Toyfare magazine has information on the upcoming Clone Wars cartoon series that will be on The Cartoon Network. The first episode will air on November 7th at 8pm. There will be a total of 20 episodes with 10 airing in November and 10 in February (and if you’re like me you’re hoping to get these on DVD, either by themselves or on the Episode III DVD!).



The Assembly Line Keeps Going And Going…
April 24, 2003 | 11:21 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s newest deluxe figures have been appearing with a number of on-line retailers in the last few days. One of the two new deluxe items is the Super Battle Droid Builder. While it’s main feature (using a playdough-like approach) to “build” Super Battle Droids has been known for a while, it is a bit of a surprise feature. Both ends of the “press” are designed to attach to our ever growing droid factory assembly line… along with the Deluxe C3PO set, the “magnet/chopping” piece from the arena, and the new Padme’s base! Click here to check out some pics.



And another Vintage Ebay Item
April 24, 2003 | 5:35 PM EST | Mark B

Since I’ve been absent for a couple of days, I ran across this item that excited me. This one I remember from a trip to see some family in Kansas City. My brother in law took me to a video arcade for the first time. I headed straight for the Star Wars Sit Down Arcade Game.. I don’t think they tore me away from it the entire night! Anyway, this is a must have if you have a couple grand to spend and plenty of room around your house.



Vintage Ebay Item of the Day
April 24, 2003 | 5:30 PM EST | Mark B

Its absolutely amazing to me to think about how much the store Sears has changed in my lifetime. When I was a kid, that was one of the only places to shop in the small town I grew up in. And I couldn’t wait until Christmas time to see what new Star Wars toys would be in the Holiday Catalog (what we had to go through before the internet!). Some of the rarest vintage pieces were exclusive sets to Sears. Today we are featuring one of the later ones – The Jabba the Hutt Dungeon. This playset was a rehash of the Droid Factory Playset, but included three figures – EV-9D9, Amanaman, and Barada.



New Clone Wars Card Design: 
April 24, 2003 | 9:33 AM EST | George

Our good friend Aaron over at POTF-2.com, has posted detailed shots of the new Clone Wars card design. Very interesting indeed, to check them out
click here -».



R2-D2 Interactive On Sale
April 24, 2003 | 7:36 AM EST | Mark

You can now head on over to the KbToys.com website and order your own Interactive Astromech Droid for the low low price of $49.99!



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
April 23, 2003 | 11:45 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Check Out What’s New and Coming Soon
at Entertainment Earth!

EII Collection 1 (Wave 10)
Don’t Miss This Promotional Price! Star Wars Saga / Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones Collection 1 Figure Assortment, Wave 10 will be here soon! 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.
Coming Soon!
Item Number: HS84851L
Price: $64.99

Spock Mini Bust
Limited Edition! The Lt. Commander Spock Mini Bust, as played by Leonard Nimoy. Sculpted by Master Sculptor, Oluf Hartvigson, this collectible bust stands approximately 7 inches tall on a beautifully designed base. Individually numbered on the bottom of the base and includes the sculptor’s printed signature. The first of many Star Trek busts to be coming from Sideshow Collectibles.
Coming Soon!
Item Number: SID8402
Price: $39.99

Animal House Action Figure Set
FOOD FIGHT! Featuring three of the film’s most popular characters, these roto-cast figures have been sculpted with an animation style (caricatured) and feature articulation and several accessories. Includes John “Bluto” Blutarsky (John Belushi) with ever-spill goblet and bottles, Kent “Flounder” Dorfman (Stephen Furst) with key-ring and shovel, and Daniel Simpson “D-Day” Day (Bruce McGill) with helmet and glasses.
Coming Soon!
Item Number: MZ62000C
Price: $49.99

JEDI Training Remote
Limited Edition! Recreated from original Lucasfilm archival materials, including a detailed examination of the original filming prop, this replica is identical in every respect to the Jedi Training Remote seen in Star Wars: A New Hope. Remote Replica is approximately 6.25 inches in diameter and weights 2 lbs. Constructed from over 146 PVC and ABS injection molded components. Includes Display Stand and Certificate of Authenticity.
In Stock Now!
Item Number: MRSW107
Price: $248.99

Detroit Red Wings 3 Pack
Best Seller! Get yours before they sell out again. This NHL Detroit Red Wings Deluxe 3-Pack includes #17 Brett Hull, #19 Steve Yzerman, and #31 Curtis Joseph action figures packaged together in a 3-Pack! Each player in this deluxe boxed set comes with official Red Wings team uniform in a detailed action pose. Bases, goal and all equipment included.
In Stock Now!
Item Number: MF73110
Price: $39.99

Buffy Supernatural Defense Kit
Defend Yourself! Includes hardcover book of a story that is an expansion of “The Final Cut,” part of which first appeared as Buffy #8. New pages have been added by the original creative team. Actual elements from the story are visible through die-cut windows of the custom-crafted photo cover slipcase : Buffy’s trademark gold-colored cross, the “Claddagh” ring, and a glass vial of “holy” water with flakes of silver suspended in the fluid
In Stock Now!
Item Number: DH99011
Price: $19.99

Order Today!



EP3: Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C-3PO Return For Episode III
April 23, 2003 | 10:53 PM EST | Joseph

Episode III will further connect the Star Wars saga, bridging the prequel trilogy to the original trilogy in new and surprising ways. As such, familiar faces and places will return in this new Star Wars film, which is currently in pre-production.
Reprising their classic roles from the original trilogy are actors Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker. They return to Star Wars as Chewbacca the Wookiee, C-3PO and R2-D2.
 You can read more of this exciting news at theOfficial Site.



Anakin Skywalker FX Lightsaber On Sale
April 23, 2003 | 10:43 PM EST | Joseph

Master Replicas now has the Anakin Skywalker FX Lightsaber on sale for only $89.00 with FREE shipping and handling! That’s a savings of 36% off the regular price and you don’t have to pay to have it shipped!! The sale is only good through May 14th and supplies are running out fast. Click here to order yours now!!



The Winner Is…
April 22, 2003 | 8:21 PM EST | Bill

Congratulations to Ross E. Lockhart, the winner of our Missing R2 Contest. Ross will be receiving a silver R2 from our contest sponsor Federation Toys.



News from PlanetActionFigure.com
April 22, 2003 | 11:54 AM EST | Joseph

PlanetActionFigure.com writes in to share “We are currently selling Star Tours Wave 1 & 2 figures from $10 to $12.50. We are also taking presells for the 2003 Unleashed Wave 2 Asst. with Luke Skywalker, Emperor Palpatine, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and for the Star Tours Wave 3 coming in Mid May.”



Sneak Peak at Star Wars.com:
April 22, 2003 | 7:57 AM EST | George

The Official Site has posted a new sneak peak in their fan films section. To see their latest one click here -».



FAO sale story:
April 21, 2003 | 11:30 AM EST | George

This comes from Yak reader Nick Zurawski:

” A follow up to your FAO story. I think that FAO sale is nationwide for more than just Star Wars items. It is here in Seattle. Most people don’t know it but FAO very nearly went under completely last Friday but was saved at the last minute. They are clearancing a lot of stuff to get any sale they can and clear out the stockrooms ”.



Quitting Business Sale
April 21, 2003 | 10:46 AM EST | Mark B

My wife, Megan, and I have enjoyed serving collectors throughout the world through our website M and M Collectibles over the past 6 years. But since the birth of our son, Ben, 9 months ago, time has become more and more precious. So, after much thought, we have decided to close up M and M Collectibles. Our goal is to liquidate all of our remaining inventory by May 20th. We are still looking for some new owners and will keep everyone updated if some are found.

So, to get this clearance under way, every item we have over 30 days old has been repriced to cost or below. Yakface readers can get an additional discount by writing “YAK” in the company name on the order form. You will get an additional 25% off all Star Wars and Lord of the Rings items, as well as 35% off any other items. (Discount taken manually when order is processed – shipping cost is PRE-discount).

In addition, each week we will randomly choose one person from all of the orders we receive, and that person will get a free $100 product credit with us.

Dealer orders are welcome. Visit us at M and M Collectibles today for best selection.



Diorama Update
April 20, 2003 | 7:08 PM EST | Bill

We’ve updated our diorama section with a scene from the Jedi Temple.

Click here to check it out!



Only Two Weeks Left…
April 20, 2003 | 2:30 PM EST | Brandon

Hello fellow Yakface.com Readers! I’m here to announce that we have finished completion of the new Store Reports Section! Please stop by and visit it today! The new contest information is now posted there along with links to all the different states and their findings! Just a little reminder that there is only two weeks left until both of our new contests end! And I am still hoping that some of you guys will send in pictures of what you found along with a receipt! That’s all you guys need to be entered in the second contest! You guys are sending in some great findings (I just wish they had them in my area)! As always, Happy Hunting and thanks for your continued support!



Vintage Ebay of the Day
April 20, 2003 | 1:45 PM EST | Mark B

Well, I don’t remember C3PO ever having rocket launchers in the movies (or any of the books for that matter), but our Vintage Ebay Item of the Day features a C3PO that has just that. Originally released in Japan in 1978, this Die Cast Wind Up C3PO is a must have for the C3PO fan.



New Kubricks Wave 2 Series One 
April 19, 2003 | 2:35 AM EST | Joseph

Sirstevesguide.com has pics of the Japanese Exclusive Kubricks Wave 2 Series One now available in Japan. You can view the pics here.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
April 18, 2003 | 9:55 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Rebel Blockade Troop Builder (Item# HS26816, $17.99)

LEGO: Rebel Blockade Runner (Item# LG10019, $199.99)

Star Wars Episode 2 Pick Asst. (Item# FGSWP60E2, $99.99)

Star Wars Episode II Deluxe Figures Wave 6 (Item# HS84859FF, $29.99)http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS84859FF! Includes 2 action figures: Commerce Guild Spider Droid with Rotating Turret and Firing Cannon and Super Battle Droid Builder Builder with Droid Factory Assembly Mold.

The Dwarf Spider Droid is a squat, multi-legged droid of destruction deployed during the Battle of Geonosis. Their striding legs are ideal for the rugged terrain of Geonosis, and their crimson eyes radiate with infrared photoreceptors for targeting the enemy through dense clouds of battle. This droid can walk on its own! Just wind up it up and march it into battle. Turret scans back and forth as it walks.

Now you can build your own Super Battle Droid! The deluxe Super Battle Droid builder comes with one container of QUICK-STEEL Super Battle Droid Compound, the Droid Factory Assembly Mold, a Super Battle Droid Frame, and a Launching Cannon Arm with Cannon Projectile. VERY LIMITED QUANTITY IN STOCK NOW – WILL SELL OUT TONIGHT – MORE ARRIVING SOON!



Dude, You’re Gettin’ a Dell!
April 17, 2003 | 11:05 AM EST | Mark B

A great article this morning in the Sidney Morning Herald for the computer geek in all of us. It talks about the switch at ILM from Silicon Graphics workstations to Dell Workstations running running Linux. It says they are 3 times faster than the ones they replaced at 1/5th the price. The article goes on to talk about the possibilities of REAL TIME CGI. So, as the filmmaker shoots a scene, the actors and director are able to see a rough cut with digital elements already in the scene! Read the full story here.



FAO markdowns:
April 17, 2003 | 10:03 AM EST | George

Yak reader Duncan reports:

” Hi yakface! I’m sure you guys may have already reported this, but FAO has been having an 80% off sale – jedi starfighter (no obi) for $3.99, Beast assortment $2.99, all figures $2.40. This may only be Los Angeles area ”.

It could be possible that this sale is nationwide. If any of our friendly readers can confirm this let us know here. A quick search at FAO brought the interesting exclusive set below.

Click here -» to see the price of this 1000 pcs. limited edition set.



KB Toys Sale
April 17, 2003 | 7:41 AM EST | Mark

KB Toys.com has the Anakin Lightsaber FX Prop Replica on sale for $79.99



Toys ‘R’ Us Sales…
April 17, 2003 | 7:35 AM EST | Mark

Here are some good sales at TRU online.
Exclusive 3 3/4″ Landspeeder with Luke $9.98 50% off.
12″ Figure: Leia Boushh with Carbonite $29.98 25% off.
12″ Super Battle Droid $14.98 25% off.
12″ Bounty Hunter: Dengar $9.98 57% off.
There are many other good sale prices, plus free shipping on select items.



Bounty Hunter 4 Pack Loose Photos And Preview
April 16, 2003 | 9:04 PM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated our coverage of the upcoming four packs to include detailed loose photos of the upcoming Bounty Hunters 4 pack as well as a brief review of the set. Click here to check it out.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
April 16, 2003 | 8:58 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Hasbro is announcing a new wave of Star Wars Saga 12 inch figures today, and Entertainment Earth has the pictures and information ready for you! All of these figures are brand new! Star Wars Saga 12 inch (Wave 5) Case (Item# HS84940C, $109.99) http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS84940C includes Yoda, Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight, Biker Scout, and the Ewok 2-Pack. Place your order today!

Build the awesome LEGO: Rebel Blockade Runner (Item# LG10019, $199.99) http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=LG10019Tantive IV! Slipping through an Imperial blockade is almost impossible unless you’re flying the Rebel Blockade Runner! With more than 1,700 pieces, this Corellian corvette model is so detailed and realistic you’ll be ready to launch your own covert mission against the Empire. Built to scale, the Rebel Blockade Runner measures 2 feet 4 inches x 11 inches x 7 inches and features LEGO bricks in an all-new dark red. Add this amazing model to your classic Star Wars collection!



Do You Own A Piece Of C2’s Mos Eisley
April 16, 2003 | 8:57 PM EST | Bill

If you participated in the Diorama Workshop at Celebration 2 last year, Niub Niubis looking for you. They are working on creatng a virtual class reunion for the structures created during C2. If you have one of the builds, send a photo to Frank at Niub Niub’s here.



Wednesday deal @ JC Penney:
April 16, 2003 | 4:48 PM EST | George

Three 12″ figures authentically detailed from Star Wars Episode II.
Includes Dooku, Zam Wessell and a Super Droid. Was $89.99; Now $29.99.

To take advantage of this deal click here -». Huge thanks goes to Yak readerJeditrainee for the heads up.



Ultarama news:
April 16, 2003 | 4:38 PM EST | George

Just in from Ultarama:

” Ultarama will be at the Imperial Quartermaster Greensboro NC show this weekend, with a show special of $20 on all Ultaramas. Stop by and check it out!”.



If we only had a flanneled Lucas for this…
April 16, 2003 | 9:59 AM EST | George

KB Toys has the set below on sale for just $34.97. The original price was $199.99, this is a great item for dioramas. It can be connected to our TVs, VCRs or PC via USB.

For more info and tech specs click here -».



New 12″ Figures for 2003!
April 16, 2003 | 9:53 AM EST | Mark B

The Official Hasbro Star Wars Site has details on 4 (actually 5) new 12″ Scale Action figures! There’s an all new Luke Skywalker from Return of the Jedi, Biker Scout, an Ewok 2-Pack and a new Yoda.



Dark Horse featuring Shaak Ti:
April 16, 2003 | 8:05 AM EST | George

Just in from the Official site:

” The Clone Wars continue to be chronicled by Dark Horse Comics with their second Jedi one-shot, Star Wars: Jedi — Shaak Ti, a 48-page special written by Jon Ostrander with artwork by Jan Duursema and Dan Parsons. The comic is scheduled for release this month from Dark Horse Comics. ”

To read the full story click here -»



News from PlanetActionFigure.com
April 16, 2003 | 12:11 AM EST | Joseph

PlanetActionFigure.com has for sale the Tie Bomber Saga Edition for $24.99. They also also are taking presells for the new Tie Fighter and much more!



Review of Boba Fett – Crossfire
April 15, 2003 | 11:10 AM EST | Mark B


A new review of the Clone Wars Novel from Scholastic titled Boba Fett – Crossfire is now up in our book review section. Check it out right here!



Vintage Ebay Item of the Day
April 15, 2003 | 10:40 AM EST | Mark B

Sorry to all for the absence of the Ebay Item of the Day here at Yakface. I was attending a training class with Kodak the last week. But, I’m back and bringing to the best of Vintage Star Wars toys on Ebay. Today we have the set that started it all. This is the one that has led to hundreds of additional Star Wars figures being released. The first Christmas that Star Wars figures were available, instead of actual figures everyone who ordered them got a box with a certificate for a set of the first 4 figures. So, what did that certificate actually get you? This auction for an Early Bird mailer set is a nice example of what was mailed out. The set includes Luke with the double telescoping lightsaber, Chewbacca with a Green Crossbow, Princess Leia and R2D2.



Breakfast With An Alien? Lando? Wookie???
April 14, 2003 | 8:09 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has updated with all the 411 on Star Wars Weekends, including who will be there when. Oh, in the tradition of Disney’s Character Breakfasts, there’s the change to have breakfast with some of the stars too. Click here for the details.



Cloud City Newsletter
April 14, 2003 | 6:19 PM EST | Joseph

Cloud City still has limited quantities left of the Saga Collection 3 3/4″ Han Hoth, Chewbacca Mynock Hunt, 12″ Lando Skiff, 12″ Han Solo, and 12″ AT-ST Driver figures. Remember that the next assortments may have a different Han Hoth vest variations so get yours today! click here



Time’s Running Out!
April 13, 2003 | 10:08 PM EST | Bill

There’s less than a week left in our contest for a free Silver R2. All you have to do is find the page his banner is on and name the mystery diorama background!Click here for the details! Good luck!



Great Deals…Amazing Haul
April 13, 2003 | 8:22 PM EST | Jay

Matt from CA hit his local Target for the 2 for $5 deal that started today…and hit the motherload.

Today I found the new Ashla & Jempa wave, included on the pegs were Yoda & Chian, Boba Fett (Pit of Carkoon), Anakin Skywalker (Secret Ceremony), R2-D2 (Droid Factory Flight), Mace Windu (Arena Confrontation), Battle Droid (Red). And there were also one of the new Han Solo (Hoth), Chewbacca (Mynock Hunt), along with Aayla & Barriss.

We can only hope this week at Target proves as fruitful for the rest of us. Thanks Matt!



The Winner Is…
April 12, 2003 | 10:57 PM EST | Bill

Congratulations to Michael Maynard, the winner of our free Ultarama drawing last night. Be sure to visit our sponsor Ultarama here. Send us your name and address to enter the next drawing here. Good luck!



Walmart 12 Inch Deals
April 12, 2003 | 9:55 PM EST | Joseph

This just in from reader Sargsidius.. I was at the Walmart in Indy today and found the 12 inch bounty hunter wave of ..Dengar..4 LOM and the Imperial Officer for a mere $6 each in the clearance isle..can’t beat that one. Thanks to Gary for the info



Great Toy Markdown Deals 
April 12, 2003 | 3:29 PM EST | Joseph

I just want to pass this info onto other readers because I
managed to get some great KB deals in Nevada. I went to Vegas last
Monday and stopped by the Primm Outlet Center (30 min. before Vegas) and found some excellent deals. I got the Interactive Lightsaber for a mere $9.99. I grabbed 3 for Christmas gifts. I also found the 12″ Electronic Obi Wan and Jango Fett for only $12.99 each. I also picked up the Jedi Starfighter (without Obi-Wan) for $9.99. The guy at the store was really cool because he said they just got the Star Wars toys in. He even pulled out some other boxes out from the back to show me but I had pretty much everything already (Djas Phur wave case, Jedi Starfighter case, and more 12″ electronic Obi & Jango). Stopping by FAO at Cesars Palace, they had Jedi Starfighter for only $3.99. eRiC 
Be sure to check your local stores for deals. Thanks to Eric for the news.



Boxed Imperial Forces and Ultimate Bounty Hunters 4 Pack Pics
April 12, 2003 | 11:33 AM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated to bring you boxed photos of the upcoming Imperal Forces and Ultimate Bounty Hunters 4 Packs.

Click here for the Imperial forces.
Click here for the Bounty Hunters.



New Contest
April 12, 2003 | 9:07 AM EST | Jay

Kristian from the Italian site MaxRebo.org has a new contest going for international visitors to the site. Join the sites mailing list and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a Fans Choice #2 Deluxe Amanaman w/ Salacious Crumb. The winner will be notifed by mail. This contest is sponsored by Go Figure and you can enter through here. Max Rebo Contest Good Luck!



KBToys Lowers Price On Gunship Again
April 11, 2003 | 7:00 PM EST | Joseph

KBToys.com has lowered the price of the Republic Gunship to $19.99. This isn’t as low as it was a couple weeks ago, but it is still much cheaper than other places. To order a Gunship, click here. Make sure you use the code CEREALTOY, which expires 05/01/03, to save $5 off a $20.00 purchase



EP3: Pay Subscription Service At StarWars.Com
April 10, 2003 | 11:13 AM EST | Joseph

I found this interesting article over at the theforce.net. “Soon you might have to be paying for any substantial official Episode III coverage. Starwars.com is hoping to offer in the near future a pay subscription service to their website. Sure, you’re going to get some neat exclusives for the cost – but are you willing to pay for the service?” To read the rest of this article click here.



Hoth 4 Pack Mock Up Pictures
April 10, 2003 | 8:33 AM EST | Bill

The crew over at POTF2.com have posted some pics of the packaging for the upcoming Battle of Hoth 4 Pack! They are also reporting that the Tauntaun has the split belly feature— like the second version of the vintage one! Click here for more.



Electronic Lightsabers
April 9, 2003 | 11:26 PM EST | Joseph

kbtoys.com has the Mace Windu and Anakin Skywalker electronic
Lightsabers for a mere $14.99 each! They also have the very cool Anakin
Skywalker interactive training Lightsaber (the “chrome” one) for only
$12.99 as well as the Anakin Master Replicas FX saber for $99.99 and
lots of buy-one-get-one-free deals on figures. Check it out!
Thanks to Darth Dav for the info.



New Unleashed Figures
April 9, 2003 | 10:57 PM EST | Joseph

The long rumored Unleashed Han Solo, Boba Fett, and Yoda receive some confirmation from Jeedai Sephiroth at The Fantasy Crossroads. For the whole article, along with a description of the newest Unleashed figures, hit this link.



More 2003 Line News
April 9, 2003 | 9:16 PM EST | Bill

Pete over at The Private Universe has posted even more of the 2003 product list. Remember that the lists below are for the United Kingdom, so we may not see all of it, and/or the release dates may not be applicable to the US. Here’s a few highlights from the list

The accessory sets are still due out, about a month apart (they’re due in the UK starting in April)

There will be a figure 4 pack — i.e. the Imperal Forces set about every other month.

The Sandcrawler still shows for this year. Check out TPU for the full list.



New Action Fleet Photos
April 9, 2003 | 8:52 AM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s site has updated this morning with photos of the upcoming Action Fleet ships. This time around it’s a new A-Wing paint scheme, the Jedi Star Fighter, and a Mon Calmarian Cruiser. Click here to check it all out!

They promise pics of the next wave of 12″ figures next.



12″ Yellow And Red Clones
April 8, 2003 | 10:44 PM EST | Mark

The KBToys 12″ exclusive Yellow and Red Clone Troopers are now on sale for $12.99 each.



New Figures In Stock
April 8, 2003 | 10:19 PM EST | Joseph

Ashla/Jempa, Yoda/Chian, Han Hoth and Mynock Chewbacca are in stock now at Cloud City.com Hurry they won’t last long.

**Update** Ashla/Jempa, Yoda/Chian are sold out.



More 2003 Figure News
April 8, 2003 | 8:23 PM EST | Bill

Pete over at the Private Universe has come through again with dtails on the 2003 line.

Today he posted the full list of 2003 figures including projected release dates!

Here’s the Collection 1 list for the balance of 2003:

Basic Figures Collection 1

84959 Hans Solo (Hoth) 06/03
84960 Chewie (Mynock Hunt) 06/03
84977 Luke Skywalker (Return of the Jedi) 06/03
84978 Darth Vader (Return of the Jedi) 06/03
84979 Snow Trooper (Empire Strikes Back) 06/03
84704 Jango Fett, Kamino Escape (Existing) 08/03
84705 C3PO (Existing) TBC
84815 Clone Trooper (Clone Wars) 08/03
84814 Anakin Skywalker (Clone Wars) 08/03
84816 Mandalorean Bounty Hunter (Clone Wars) 08/03
84828 Yoda w / hover chair (Clone Wars) 08/03
84826 Obi-Wan Pilot (Clone Wars) 08/03
84827 Sith Witch (Clone Wars) 08/03
84848 Mace Windu (Clone Wars) 08/03
84849 Kit Fisto (Clone Wars) 10/03
84722 Saesee Tin (Clone Wars) 10/03
84724 Super Articulated Storm Trooper 10/03

And Collection 2:

84969 Yoda w/Padwan Jedi 2 pk 07/03
84970 Alien Padwan Jedi 2 pk 07/03
84989 Padme Wedding Dress 07/03
84990 Wat Tambor 07/03
84991 Colman Trebor 07/03
84706 Darth Maul (Existing) 07/03
84707 Princess Leia (Existing) 07/03
84708 Han Solo (Existing) 07/03
84817 Waitress Droid 08/03
84818 Faytonni Cantina Alien 08/03
84820 Darth Sidious 08/03
84709 Luke Skywalker (Existing) 08/03
84710 Darth Vader (Existing) 08/03
84830 Bail Organa 10/03
84829 McQuarrie Stormtrooper 10/03
84842 Imperial Dignitary 10/03
84843 Padme in Tatooine Travel Outfit 10/03
84723 Ayy Vida Nightclub Twilek 10/03
84717 Obi Wan 10/03
84718 Slease Bagano 10/03

Keep in mind these lists are always subject to change, but they certainly make some great lists to wish for! Also remember that TPU is a British Collector site. The dates above may not be the same as US releases.



FUJINON and Episode 3:
April 8, 2003 | 1:49 PM EST | George

The Official site has announced that they will use the latest generation of Sony Digi Cams and FUJINON lenses. Although no images of the cameras have surfaced yet, FUJINON posted a news flash to unveil their new HD lenses line. See some of them below, great chances that they will be used during E-3’s production especially the wide-angles.


FUJINON was also present during production of Attack of the clones. To see the archived news click here -».



New Generation of HD for Ep III
April 8, 2003 | 11:03 AM EST | Joseph

Continuing the pioneering efforts to expand digital cinema, Lucasfilm will use the latest Sony HD cameras and equipment to capture the images for Episode III when principal photography begins this summer.
Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones broke new cinematic ground as the first major motion picture to be shot entirely on high-definition (HD) digital cameras, without traditional film.
You can read more here.



Realities beyond the myth?
April 8, 2003 | 9:27 AM EST | George

Who knows what we’ll see this century. Seems like most of the myths in the star Wars Saga are realities among us. For those who have already read this it’s worth to take a look again. After clicking on the links, there is no way back in your browser. Please close the windows. Can a Cloned ArmyThe force,LightsaberDeath Star laserAlderaan blastingLuke’s levitating speeder,Hyperdrives and a Twin sun planet be real? Check the links and May the force be with you.

Note: All articles were published by www.exn.ca



Unleashed Vader
April 7, 2003 | 11:09 PM EST | Mark

Steve wrote in to confirm what I thought. The Unleashed Vader is the new Vader, with the wrong picture. Thanks for the confirmation.



Master Replicas Vader Lightsaber 
April 7, 2003 | 9:18 PM EST | Joseph

Collector’s Gallery has marked down their Master Replicas Darth Vader Prop Replica Lightsaber to a VERY LOW $199.95 (case not included)! This is a good deal that can’t be missed! Attakus Statues are also IN STOCK: Stormtrooper $299.95, Slave Leia $279.95, Han Carbonite $199.95; Topps Count Dooku binder, 10 Rawcliffe Pewter Mugs, Applause Rancor and Jabba The Hutt.



Hoth 4 Pack Photos
April 7, 2003 | 8:51 PM EST | Bill

The set includes Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, and R3 astromech, and a tauntaun. Photos have appeared today on both Forbidden Planet.com (which has the set for preorder), and at The Private Universe.



Want More Figures This Year
April 7, 2003 | 8:45 PM EST | Bill

Well, you’re in luck! Pete over at The Private Universe has come through with the names and Hasbro item numbers for 4 new figures:

84724 Super Articulated Storm Trooper
84843 Padme in Tatooine Travel Outfit
84723 Ayy Vida Nightclub Twilek
84718 Slease Bagano (Elan Sleazebaggano)

Slease Bagano is the weak minded death stick pusher from the Nightclub. Hey, if Slease gets made, than maybe Dannik Jerriko has hope of seeing plastic too!



Mexico City Convention Figure 411
April 7, 2003 | 8:34 PM EST | Bill

While the exact figure for the Con has yet to be announced, POTF2.COM has posted that it will be a new chromed figure– like the Toy Fair Vader and the TRU R2. They go on to say that whatever the figure is, it will be released on different packaging in the US later this year. Click here for more.



Federation Toys Savings
April 6, 2003 | 11:46 PM EST | Bill

Federaton Toys has a special offer for Yakface readers. Tell them Yakface.com sent you and they’ll take 5% off your order! Click here to order.



25th Anniversary Silver R2 Giveaway
April 6, 2003 | 11:34 PM EST | Bill

We are pleased to announce our new sponsor Federation Toys is providing the trophy for our newest contest:

Your task is to find where R2’s banner is hidden and to determine which upcoming diorama’s background is in his banner. Click here for all the details.



KEBco Toys Newsfeed
April 6, 2003 | 9:52 PM EST | Brandon

Below Is The Latest News From KEBco Toys!

KEBco Toys is offering all Yakface.com readers a special 5% discount! Anyone coming to KEBco can enter yakface5 in the Redeem Coupon Box when checking out! This offer is good for Yakface.com Readers only and is valid for one week only! So head over today!

KEBco Toys has the new Saga Cinema Scenes, Clone Wars Army Builders and Vehicles available for Pre-Order. The newest 13 basic 3.75″ figures are still listed for Pre-Order along with Factory Cases.

Cinema Scenes : Jedi High Council and Geonosian War Room
Army Builders : Clone Trooper’s, Federation Droid’s, Jedi Knight’s, Destroyer Droid Launcher with Figure
Vehicles : Jedi Starfighter, Anakin Starfighter, Federation Tank, Hailfire Droid, Geonosian Fighter with Pilot

Be sure to ask about their popular “One of Every Figure” Club and don’t forget to enter the Figure A Day Giveaway!

Visit www.KEBcoToys.com today and the entire year for all of your Star Wars action figures.



12″ Han Solo review!
April 6, 2003 | 6:28 PM EST | Michael

We’ve seen him before, but here he is again – a 12″ Han Solo in his standard outfit! This time we’re treated to the ‘quick draw’ action, something only the European collectors got to buy on the shelves before. Check out the review righthere.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
April 6, 2003 | 1:30 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainmet Earth:

The lastest figures from Hasbro’s 3.75 inch action figure line are included in the EII Collection 1 (Wave 9) Set (Item# HS84851KK, $43.99)http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS84851KK. This set features Mace Windu – Arena Confrontation (NEW), Boba Fett – The Pit of Carkoon (NEW), R2-D2 – Droid Factory Flight (NEW), Anakin Skywalker – Secret Ceremony (NEW), Obi-Wan Kenobi – Acklay Battle, and Darth Tyranus – Geonosian Escape.



New Items At Federation Toys
April 6, 2003 | 10:22 AM EST | Joseph

Hi just wanted to let you know we just received in our new STAR WARS LEGO PEN LINE, each pack comes with a unique Star Wars action figures which can be removed from the pen and exchanged with building blocks supplied with the case, 14 different figures very cool. We also just received the new DARTH MAUL MASTER REPLICAS Limited Edition Light Saber, and the COUNT DOOKU, Limited Edition Lightsaber, we have the Signature Edition of these great sabers also on the way many other Master Replicas items. All of our Master Replicas with now include FREE S/H with the price listed, (USA ONLY!) We also have some older POTJ figures in stock, the new SAGA FAO SHUTTLES are back in stock and SAGA Tie Bombers back in stock as well. We also have a new life size DARTH MAUL in stock. Thanks MTFBWY! We will be updating our complete line of SAGA figures in the next few months.Federationtoys.com



The Twist Begins… Store Reports Contest IV!!!
April 6, 2003 | 3:44 AM EST | Brandon

Hey There Fellow Yakface.com Readers & Fans! It’s Now Time For The Fourth Installment Of Our Very Successful Store Reports Contests To Get Underway, But This Time There’s A Twist! This Time There Will Be Two Ways To Win So Please Read The Rules Below Before Submitting Your Reports! This Contest Is Going To Be Great And Is Sure To Make The Contest A Little Bit More Interactive!

The Yakface.com Store Reports Contest IV
Sponsored By…

Contest One (Classic Contest):
The Rules: Simply e-mail your store reports in to our Store Reports Mailbox to be automatically entered. In order for your report to be qualified to win it MUST follow the posting method below:
In the e-mail subject put the city & state you live in.
What You Found:
Where You Found It:
Submitted By:
The Prize: One Randomly Selected Store Report Wins A Teebo Figure & A One Time 10% Discount Off Total Purchase At KEBcoToys.com!

Contest Two (Interactive Contest):
The Rules: Get those Digital Cameras charged up and ready to shoot! This time around we are looking for the report that is judged by the Store Reports Manager to be the best Store Report for the duration of the contest. What’s most important is we want pictures! We would prefer pictures of you and your findings, a scanned receipt as proof of purchase, and we’d love to see pictures of where you found the findings as well as pictures of your hunt! Most importantly is to be creative and to tell us your story of your hunt! Pictures can be sent as attachments along with your written version in e-mail to our Store Reports Mailbox! The Winner’s pictures and story will be posted on the main page for everyone to read! This should definitely be fun!
The Prize: The Chosen One Wins A Eeth Koth Figure & A One Time 15% Discount Off Total Purchase At KEBcoToys.com!

Written reports will try to be posted nightly but don’t worry if you don’t see your post up on the site right away! The contest ends Sunday, May 4, 2003! Winners will be posted on the website Monday, May 5th, 2003! You do not need to enter both contests in order to win! It’s your choice to enter whichever contest you want and you are allowed to enter both as many times as you would like! I know with our loyal Star Wars Fanbase I expect nothing but some outrageous and very creative submissions to flood in to my mailbox! Enjoy entering the contest and good luck to you all! Thanks again for your support and Happy Hunting!



New KB Promotions
April 6, 2003 | 12:54 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Yak Reader Danny:

” I work for K*B toys, and have some news, K*B Toys has discontinued the “Toy Club” program and is going to replace it with “K*B Instant Rewards”. If you have a Toy Club card it is still good till June 6, 2003. No new cards will be given as of March 22, 2003. No new stamps will be added to your card after April 5, 2003. If your card is not full after April 5, 2003 you will get 10% off your total order. If your card is full you will get 20% off your total order.

Now on to the good news “K*B Instant Rewards” will start on April 6, 2003 and one of the first Instant Reward items is *Select STAR WARS Toys 50% off the lowest price. The Star Wars items on sale will be on a rack at the doorway with a big sign that reads K*B INSTANT REWARD Select STAR WARS 50% off.

*Action Figures asst.
*12″ Talking Figure asst.
*Jedi Star Fighter
*Speeder asst.
*Training Lightsaber”



Custom Jabba’s Sail Barge @ eBay:
April 5, 2003 | 3:17 PM EST | George

Bidding is closed for this item but worth to take a peak.

To see more pictures click here -».

UPDATE: Aaron from POTF-2.com wrote in to say that they have 10 more exclusive pictures. click here to see them all -».



Yoda’s Lightsaber
April 5, 2003 | 11:36 AM EST | Jay

Great new finds popping up…JediJones says the Hazleton, PA Wal-Mart had 6 Yoda lightsabers on the shelf today. It comes in a Saga AOTC box, the same style and size as last year’s lightsaber boxes, and is the same price ($19.76). The package says it extends to over 2 feet long. The date stamp on back is 1/20/2003, 10 weeks ago.



Unleashed Slave Leia
April 5, 2003 | 7:22 AM EST | Mark

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



Tie Fighter w/ Tie Pilot
April 4, 2003 | 9:59 PM EST | Mark

Now available for pre-order over at KBtoys.com is the Imperial Tie Fighter w/ Tie Pilot. The Pre-Order is for $29.99.

Also available are about 10 different 2-Packs that are also available in the stores.



Beta 3 Officially Begins!
April 4, 2003 | 9:14 AM EST | George

Little over 2 weeks ago we’ve posted from Star Wars Galaxies that they were looking for beta testers. They will be inviting 5000 new people by today and hope to gather up to 50,000 by the end of May. The new game is
An Empire Divided, no official realease date has been set for it. For more details visit Star Wars Galaxies or go straight here -».



D&S Newsfeed
April 3, 2003 | 10:48 PM EST | Bill

This just in from D&S Toys:

New Items: – Go to the website for prices and other new items…

Yoda Electronic Lightsaber
Unleashed Vader & Slave Leia
New Tomy Japan Plush Yoda, Ewok, Jawa
Boba Fett Pitt of Carkoon Wave
Jango, Stormtrooper, Vader, Boba fett & Clone Trooper Hard Vinyl

New April/May/June Star Wars Figure Case Pre-Orders…

Acklay – Back in Stock!

Deluxe Yoda, C-3PO, Clone Trooper, Genosian and Anakin
Jedi Electronic Lightsabers

Indiana Jones Micros & Figures

Aliens vs Predator Figure – Re-Stocks of most all !
Rare Queen Hive Playset

New G.I Joe Figures with Mission Disks..

Click here to check it all out at D&S!



Durge Revealed
April 3, 2003 | 9:20 PM EST | Bill

The new Star Wars Republic Comic (#51) introduces Durge to the Clone Wars. I have to say I was a little ambivalent about this character when I first saw him, but the background story in the comic makes him VERY interesting. Just a teaser he is from a long lived species (or other type of sentience)— he says at the time of the action in Republic #51 that he hasn’t killed Jedi in over 100 years! Check it out!



Star Wars Reading Essentials
April 3, 2003 | 3:50 PM EST | Jason

For those of you who have expanded the Star Wars Saga
beyond the movies, what Star Wars Novels do you believe
are ESSENTIAL reading for Hard-core Star Wars Fans.

Send me your e-mails for suggestions and I will post the
results. To give you a start, here are my suggestions for
a good base of essential readings:

Shadows of the Empire
Thrawn Trilogy (Heir to the Empire…)
Jedi Academy Trilogy



Look Sir! Droids!
April 3, 2003 | 12:33 PM EST | Mark B

Our Ebay Vintage item of the day features a rare Brazilian version of C3PO from the Droids cartoon series. In Brazil, the figures were released under the “Glasslite” brand name rather than Kenner. Here you have a pretty nice example of the figure carded. C3PO from Droids on Brazilian Glasslite Card



Action Figure Collector’s Guide… Part 6
April 3, 2003 | 10:34 AM EST | Jair

Figure’s Name: Darth Vader

Released: 1978

Type of Cardbacks: SW 12 Back, SW 21 Back, ESB, ROTJ (Two Pics.), POTF.

Estimated Price: SW 12 Back=$475.00, SW 21 Back=$235.00, ESB=$100.00, ROTJ=$65.00, POTF=$115.00 LOOSE=$21.00

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

Vader is one of the most popular action figures of the vintage line, and one of the few that was in all cardbacks.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
April 3, 2003 | 8:31 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Darth Vader ESB Lightsaber
Limted Edition! Darth Vader’s lightsaber from Star Wars Episode V, “The Empire Strikes Back.” Limited to 2,500 worldwide. Recreated from original Lucasfilm archival materials, this replica is identical in every respect to the lightsaber seen on-screen. Numbered and includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
Coming Soon!
Item Number: MRSW117
Price: $349.99



25% off all Star Wars Episode II Costumes:
April 3, 2003 | 6:38 AM EST | George

Not exactly halloween time, but sure a good one to save on some collectible masks and others. Collector helmets from the clone trooper, clone boots, Jango and lot others are ready to be in our collections.


To see them all visit Hollywood Costumes or click here-».

Thanks to Yak reader JediSad for the heads up.



ScreenThemes Classic Yoda Pack Is Here!
April 3, 2003 | 1:01 AM EST | Joseph

Screen Themes , the photographic screen saver and wallpaper program known for its stunning high-resolution images has added 16 new images. The Classic Yoda on Dagobah gallery joins ScreenThemes’ Battle of Hoth, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and breathtaking Episode II action galleries. More classics and a Darth Maul pack are on the way!



Jedi Training Remote
April 3, 2003 | 12:50 AM EST | Joseph

Those of you that have ordered the Master Replicas Jedi Training Remote should start checking to see if your order has shipped. I just received mine yesterday and I must say it will make a nice addition to my collection.



Custom Jabba Sail Barge Real Scale!!! 
April 3, 2003 | 12:36 AM EST | Joseph

Ok you have got to see this to believe it! I was surfing around Ebay and ran across this listing.
Yes believe it or not this is one of unproduced Star Wars Vehicles, the most impressive ships of Jabba the Hutt, his Sail Barge. This Vehicle is fantastic!!! totally builded and inspired from the blueprints of this famous vehicle, is totally made according to real specifications and in order to match the scale of the star wars figures (3,5 inches).



Upcoming Saga Figures Added To Toyguide
April 2, 2003 | 11:01 PM EST | Bill

We’ve updated the Toyguide with images of the upcoming Han Hoth Rescue, Chewbacca Mynock Hunt, and Dr. Evazan from the second wave of the Cantina sets. Click the links below for the pics!

Han Hoth Rescue
Chewbacca Mynock Hunt
Dr. Evazan



Arena Playset
April 2, 2003 | 9:22 PM EST | Mark

Over at Walmart.com they have the Arena Playset on clearance for $24.00. If you want to get one, click on over.



Unleashed Leia
April 2, 2003 | 6:40 AM EST | Mark

Now in stock at Amazon.com is the Slave Leia Unleashed. If you want her, head over now, she won’t last long.
**Back In Stock**
Also of interesting note, while this is the old picture of the Unleashed Vader, he just came back in stock as well. I know the new Vader and Leia are in the same case, so I wonder if they just listed him as the old one????



New Petition At Special Realm
April 2, 2003 | 12:16 AM EST | Joseph

JediDaxter here with an update.
First of all, I am running a drawing for a sealed AOTC Acklay that ends on April 28th. So, for those who haven’t entered, now is the time to do so.
Second, I have added a new entry to Hasbro’s Incorrect. Go check it out.
And lastly, I have added a link on my page for the new petition I’ve created. It is for a Classic Cinema Scene from The Empire Strikes Back Star Destroyer Base with three newly sculpted Imperial Officers. If you haven’t signed yet, then do so today.



Still Need Plo Koon???
April 2, 2003 | 12:08 AM EST | Joseph

If you are still in search of the illusive 12″ Plo Koon he is available atalliancecollectibles.com. They also have yoda & chian and ashla & jempa jedi padawan in stock as well.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
April 1, 2003 | 8:39 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth:

Recreated from original Lucasfilm archival materials, the JEDI Training Remote Replica (Item# MRSW107, $248.99)http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MRSW107 is identical in every respect to the Jedi Training Remote seen in Star Wars: A New Hope. Get your blast shield helmet ready and prepare to use the Force!

They’re Here! The Star Wars Saga 12 inch (Wave 4) Set (Item# HS84940BB, $69.99) http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS84940BB of 3 all-new figures includes Han Solo, Lando Calrissian in Skiff Guard Disguise, and AT-ST Driver. Get yours before they’re all gone!

Be sure to tell them Yakface sent you!



Thank You Easter Bunny!
April 1, 2003 | 7:24 PM EST | Jay

In Target’s April 13th ad Star Wars figures will be available at the basket stuffing price of 2 for $5…With most reports citing Target as the place to get new assortments could be a great way to catch up your collection…cheap!



KBToys Sale
April 1, 2003 | 7:13 AM EST | Mark

Listed below are just SOME of the deals to be had at KBToys.com. Check out the site for even more. Seems almost all the LEGO’s are on sale.
LEGO Star Wars: Geonosian Fighter $15.99
LEGO Star Wars Mini Building Set 4-Pack $12.79
LEGO Star Wars: TIE Bomber $23.99
PlaySkool Falcon $23.99
LEGO Star Wars: T-16 Skyhopper $11.99
LEGO Star Wars: Jabba’s Prize $5.59
LEGO Star Wars: Jabba’s Message $5.59
LEGO Star Wars: Jabba’s Palace $23.99