Count Dooku’s Lightsaber
November 30, 2003 | 10:14 AM EST | Mark
Now on sale at Amazon.com for $124.98, normally $299..99 (58% off)
Medicom Series Two
November 29, 2003 | 11:19 PM EST | Mark
Now we have all seen what the set will include:
Han Solo, Cantina Band Member, Sandtrooper, Ben, Greedo, Tusken Raider. There are TWO secret figures in this set. Now look closely at the set. That’s right – There is a Indiana Jones hidden figure in the Han Solo box. Now THAT is a secret figure!!! Thanks to Boba JP for the images and the news!!!!
November 29, 2003 | 9:21 PM EST | Bill
Ultarama Celebrates The Holidays With Free Shipping From Thanksgiving Through Christmas!
EDISON, NJ–Nov. 27, 2003—Collectible Display Systems, Inc. today announced it is celebrating the holidays by offering free shipping within the Continental U.S. on all www.ultarama.com purchases from November 27th through December 25th. Simply enter your order and, when it is processed, your free shipping will be applied!
The Ultarama is a complete action figure display system that is both flexible and customizable. With the use of the Ultarama’s molded plastic platforms that contain 80 pre-molded peg holes and its proprietary pegging system, collectors can display their collections in three totally unique ways: stacked two levels high in the shape of a semicircle, clipped back-to-back in the shape of a circle, or configured as two separate and complete one level displays. With the purchase of additional Ultaramas, collectors can build their display many stories high! The Ultarama also includes four unique 8 X 10 background scenes, 48 pegs for 3 3/4″ figures, and 24 pegs for 6″ figures. The 6″ pegs also fit most 4 3/4″ figures and most vintage 3 3/4″ figures.
The Ultarama is available for immediate shipping and can be ordered from the Ultarama web site at www.ultarama.com or by calling 1-212-634-3660.
Collectible Display Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of proprietary display systems that provide visually enhancing environments for displaying collectible action figures. Both internationally and in the U.S., its fully patented and modularly designed Ultarama action figure display system provides the highest quality display experience in the world. For additional information, please visit the Ultarama web site at www.ultarama.com.
Anthony Daniels In Person
November 28, 2003 | 6:41 PM EST | Mark
Jose Cabello writes in that you can catch Anthony Daniels at eworld today through Sunday in Mexico City at the Centro Banamex Convention Center. There are some more details at Endorsystem.com.
November 26, 2003 | 10:07 PM EST | Keri
I will be leaving to be with my family this long Thanksgiving weekend and will be resume my posting and email correspondence on Monday December 1st.
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones!
Bounty Hunting Today: Stamps!
November 26, 2003 | 10:03 PM EST | Keri
Stamps have been collected for most of the 20th century, by people of all ages who dreamed about other countries in the world they would like to visit, or they just liked the artowrk on the tiny little pieces of paper. Some stamps are exceedingly rare and expensive, due to many factors such as age, rarity, etc. while some stamps are made to collect and never use, like the Star Wars stamps featured in today’s auction.
Made by H.E. Harris after A New Hope was released in 1977, the Stamp Collecting Kit included an album, 24 Star Wars stamps, space stamps, hinges to keep the stamps in place and a magnifying glass. The set provided stamps with characters from the film and the booklet illustrated space exploration. Extra Star Wars stamp envelopes could also be bought.
These albums were mass produced and purchased, therefore it is very easy to find sealed stamp kits and stamp envelopes in unused mint condition for very reasonable prices. The auctions below will get you started with your very own vintage Star Wars stamps!
McQuarrie Stormtrooper Variation
November 26, 2003 | 9:45 PM EST | Keri
YakReader Grayhank writes in with this news regarding the newest Fan Choice Figure:
I picked up two McQuarrie Stormies today and noticed that they were packaged differently. One is holding the lightsaber up which is taped into a notch in the upper tray (date stamped 32451). The other has the saber pointing down and is held in place through a hole in the notch (date stamped 32681).
Variation Hunters now you have something to look forward to while shopping amongst the masses on Friday!
Rebelscum Hits The Exclusive JackPot!
November 26, 2003 | 8:37 PM EST | Mark
Head on over to Rebelscum.com to check out the images (Mock-up) of the newest exclusives for 2004:
Exclusive Jedi Council Scene
Exclusive Darth Vader Tie Fighter
Exclusive Jabba’s Palace 4pack
Exclusive C-Wing fighter Red Leader
While these are not confirmed, sounds interesting….
Are You A Galaxy Gamer?
November 26, 2003 | 8:33 PM EST | Mark
Over at IGN.com you can check out the new article about Lucas Arts adding Vehicles…
Although LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment have done a great job of capturing the Star Wars license in their recent MMO, Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, having a Star Wars game without any landspeeders or speeder bikes is kind of like a Mother Goose game without any tuffets.
All that’s going to change this December when player-driven vehicles are added to the game. Accordingly, we hit up LucasArts’ producer Haden Blackman for some more information on the vehicles. He provided a nice overview of the vehicles that will be added and, nice guy that he is, also provided us with a snazzy new video clip of the vehicles in action.
Additional Holiday Offers from Master Replicas
November 26, 2003 | 10:55 AM EST | Mark B
Master Replicas is now offering FREE SHIPPING on select Star Wars and Star Trek items in addition to the $99 special on Vader and Luke Skywalker FX Lightsabers. Order from Master Replicas before December 15 and you can get free shipping on – Mace Windu, Darth Maul or Obi Wan Kenobi Lightsabers, and Jango Fett Blaster Set.
Two Versions Of The Sleaze Bag
November 25, 2003 | 7:06 PM EST | Mark
There are two versions of Elan Sleazebaggano, check out POTF2.com for an image. One has ears and one does not.
Bounty Hunting Today: Varsity Jacket
November 25, 2003 | 5:35 PM EST | Keri
If you are looking for a cool as well as fashionable way to keep warm in the upcoming winter months, there is a Star Wars jacket made just for you!
There have been only a handful of liscened Star Wars themed jackets available throughout the years since 1977, with most of those in child’s sizes that sadly most of us cannot wear today ( even though the 70s designs rock & roll all nite long!!! )
Anyway, there are a few modern designs in adult sizes with styles reflecting vintage designs that are still popular and look good today.
This modern varsity jacket featured today is made of a combination of wool and leather, with a nice large embriodered logo and X-Wing on the back, as well as a small Rebel symbol on the front chest.
Click on through below to look cool but keep warm while supporting the Rebels!
New Carded Images!
November 25, 2003 | 12:31 PM EST | Keri
Boba_jp was kind enough to send in these brand new carded images of Luke Jedi Knight, R1-G4, and R2-D2 with drink tray from Jabba’s Sail Barge. Actually, the Luke Jedi looks pretty cool, with cloth robe and the droids look fantastic, especially the brand new R1.
Bounty Hunting Bonus: Profiles in History Auction
November 24, 2003 | 10:06 PM EST | Keri
The items for sale through Ebay Live Auctions, namely the Profiles in History Auction of Hollywood Memorabilia are one of a kind, rarest of the rare movie prop and behind the scenes material. Not for the faint of pocket book or credit card mind you, but some of the coolest Star Wars stuff you could ever own is just a click away below!
Bounty Hunting Today: Test Shot Bib Fortuna
November 24, 2003 | 9:57 PM EST | Keri
Just about everyone is aware of the vintage vinyl cape/cloth cape Jawa vintage figure variation, and likewise many collectors are aware of the red caped Bib Fortuna. Today’s featured auction is something more unusual and less seen, a black caped Bib Fortuna test shot figure.
Kenner, like any other toy company when developing a toy went through a series of test shots for one character design. Everything from plastic coloring to fabric color was tested, and even got so far as to be pictured on cardbacks and in catalogs. While many test shots were either lost or destroyed, the ones that remain today are eagerly bought by collectors as interesting additions in the development of the Star Wars line of toys.
Ozzel in Chicago
November 24, 2003 | 11:31 AM EST | Mark B
Michael Sheard, the actor that played Admiral Ozzel in The Empire Strikes Back will be appearing this weekend at Chicago TARDIS Dr. Who convention. The convention is being held at the Sheraton Chicago Northwest in Arlington Heights. Additional information can be found at the Chicago TARDIS website.
New Sale at Master Replicas
November 24, 2003 | 10:45 AM EST | Mark B
Master Replicas has announced this morning a sale for the holiday season on 2 of their most popular lightsabers – The Darth Vader FX Saber and the Luke Skywalker FX Saber – Only $99 each. This is a savings of $40 off the normal price. This offer is good atMaster Replicas only through December 15th. Also, you must order by December 15th for guaranteed Christmas delivery (USA only!).
Bounty Hunting Today: Arcade Games!
November 24, 2003 | 12:09 AM EST | Keri
Before the advent of home video game consoles, like the popular hit Atari 2600, there were the beautiful arcades I dearly loved as a child. In those arcades were all the classic games that can never be replicated, unless one is fortunate enough to own their own arcade video game at home!
Made by Atari in 1982, Star Wars was released as both a stand-up version and in a sit down cockpit style video game. The gameplay was in the vector style and featured vocals from Luke, Obi-Wan, Vader and R2. The game was a blast and is still the greatest to play to this day (in my opinion)!
Here are 2 rare cockpit versions of these beloved arcade classics, both Star Wars and the very hard to find Empire Strikes Back. Though the pictures provided in the auctions are dark, they can easily be lightened in any photo editing software.
Mid-Ohio-Con Coming Soon!
November 23, 2003 | 11:56 PM EST | Keri
The Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club (www.oswcc.com) is proud to sponsor Amy Allen and Michonne Bourriague at this year’s Mid-Ohio-Con.
The Comic Book and Pop Culture event takes place on November 29-30 in Columbus, Ohio.
The actresses who portrayed Aayla Secura and Aurra Sing in the Star
Wars films will be signing autographs all weekend long at the convention courtesy of OSWCC. Here’s your chance to meet the lovely ladies of Star Wars in person, and take home an autograph to commemorate the occasion.
While you are at the convention, don’t forget to stop by the OSWCC
booth at the show to see lots of different Star Wars collectibles and learn about all the exciting events the club is involved in.
For more information on the show visit www.midohiocon.com
November 23, 2003 | 11:50 PM EST | Keri
Although not Ebay related auctions, YakReader Tom sends in this interesting info fromautographs.com
I thought I would let you know that actress Debbie Reynolds (Carrie Fisher’s mother) is auctioning off a large number of pieces from her collection through autographs.com and among the offerings are several Star Wars related auctions. There are several auctions for Star Wars posters that Carrie will sign, an auction to receive a phone call from Carrie, and several auctions to attend screenings of The Empire Strikes Back with Carrie Fisher. The starting bids for everything is rather reasonable and the proceeds go to Debbie Reynolds’ museum. There are many other great classic movie costumes and props for auction too.
You can bid to see ESB with Leia herself or even talk to the Princess on the telephone…sounds pretty cool to me! Click the link above to see the many lots of items up for grabs.
Outland Bar Obi-wan and Elan review!
November 23, 2003 | 7:58 PM EST | Michael
You never know what sleaze bag you’ll run into at the bar – for Obi-wan, it was Elan Sleazebaggano! Check out the review of both figures tonight by clicking here.
November 22, 2003 | 10:38 PM EST | Mark
The new wave of LEGO Mini’s are online at Shop.lego.com, so if you want to pick them up, head on over.
Bounty Hunting Today: Kenner Laser Rifle Display
November 21, 2003 | 5:25 PM EST | Keri
While not among the most inexpensive things to collect, original vintage Kenner displays certainly are some of the best looking and coolest items to own in a collection.
Today’s feature is for a 1978 Kenner Laser Rifle display header card, which is in virtually mint condition. Store displays were more often that not thrown away after use, or were continued to be used well after they were torn up by eager little kids wanting to play with the toys displayed. Kenner displays are coveted by many collectors and competition can be fierce when searching for them, as they are not offered in great regularity.
Don’t let the price scare you away, just because you may not be able to afford a certain item, its always nice (in my opinion) to see it for educational purposes. It can give you a point of reference if you happen to run across the item at a show or for sale on a website. Although the word rare is overused heavily on Ebay, some items deserve the description, especially in regards to condition in this case. Click on through to the link below to enjoy this great vintage find today!
Kotobukiya Luke Stormtrooper
November 21, 2003 | 5:12 PM EST | Keri
YakReader Edward sends in this link to a hobby shop in Japan, where you may purchase the Kotobukiya Luke in Stormtrooper disguise. These models are very high quality, are very realistic and are well worth the money. If you would like to get this model before Dark Horse releases it for sale here in the US, follow this link to grab your own Luke now.
Last Chance for Mace Windu Lightsaber
November 21, 2003 | 4:30 PM EST | Mark B
As a followup to Mark’s posting a couple days ago about the great deals on Dooku and Vader’s lightsabers over at Amazon, be sure to check out Master Replicas as well, they have placed 3 lightsabers on “Last Call”, which means they have less than 10% of them left. In the case of the Mace Windu (which is by far the coolest looking lightsaber in the Star Wars universe), that is less than 175 of them left. The Darth Vader (ESB) and Luke Skywalker (ANH) sabers are also included in “Last Call”. All of the above mentioned sabers include the lucite display cases. The Vader and Skywalker are both also on sale for $199.96 each. And if you need my address to send me my Christmas present, simply email me HERE.
Fossil Stormtrooper Watch
November 21, 2003 | 3:36 PM EST | Mark B
I have been watching Fossil’s website waiting for the new Stormtrooper watch that was supposed to be coming out for the holidays, but have been disappointed that it had not been released. Well, I happened to run across the
Fossil Stormtrooper Watch today while searching Google. If you want a really cool timepiece, jump on this one today! I have the Boba Fett watch that has almost the exact same band to it, and I have to say that it is the most comfortable, best looking watch I own (and I actually have all of the Fossil Star Wars watches that have been made!)
UPDATE: The link above should have taken you directly to the Stormtrooper watch, but does not so –
Click here for updated link.
Bounty Hunting Today: Hallmark Ornaments
November 20, 2003 | 10:57 PM EST | Keri
If you are already getting into the holiday spirit and have started to think about trimming the Christmas tree in a Star Wars theme, Hallmark ornaments are just the ticket for you!
Hallmark started producing Star Wars ornaments in 1997, beginning with small miniature vehicles as well as a numbered set of classic characters. The line has since expanded to include ornaments that have sound effects as well as light and motion. There are different classic characters and vehicles still being made each year, in addition to those from Episode I and II.
Hallmark ornaments are very collectible, not only by Star Wars fans but by Hallmark collectors themselves. Each design produced in a specific year is not repeated, and is only available for a short amount of time. These ornaments not only look great on a tree, but make for an interesting collection in themselves. The auctions featured today are large lots of ornaments to get your collection started in a big way!
TRU Jedi 4-Pack
November 20, 2003 | 10:01 PM EST | Mark
OT DVD News
November 20, 2003 | 9:31 PM EST | Bill
The Droids over at Artoosnews found a very interesting bit of news on The Digital Bitsabout next years DVD release of the original trilogy. If true, simply put the “Special Editions” are NOT the FINAL editions. Check it out here.
More Enhancements & Changes to the Original Trilogy?
November 20, 2003 | 9:28 PM EST | Keri
Courtesy of theforce.net, comes this report on added footage and more digital enhancements to the Original Trilogy coming soon to DVD from The Digital Bits rumor mill.
We’ve heard from a number of interesting (and we believe reliable) inside sources that Lucasfilm is currently making major new changes to the original Star Wars films – the kind of changes he began a few years ago with the theatrical “Special Edition” releases. These changes include new special effects, revised and updated shots and scenes, and new footage shot with actors Hayden Christensen (Anakin) and Ian McDiarmid (the Emperor) that would flesh out moments with their characters in the original films. For example, an aged and scarred Hayden now appears as Anakin at the end of Return of the Jedi when Luke removes Vader’s helmet. Among the other changes reportedly being made are the restoration of the original “Han shoots first” moment from Star Wars and a revamped lightsaber fight between Obi-Wan and Vader.
We did already hear reports of the Obi-Wan/Vader lightsaber duel being digitally cleaned up from those who were saw the film at the LA showing a few months back, so it seems these rumors may have some credibilty to them. Perhaps Mr. Lucas has seen the error of his ways and will reinstate the Han shoots first moment, and keep the integrity of the film in place while adding and enhancing, making the entire 6 films one continuous story.
You can read more on this story here at The Digital Bits site.
On Line Chapter 10 Is
November 20, 2003 | 8:41 PM EST | Bill
Tonight we see Anakin’s Starfighter in action on the Official Site. If you’re a Hyperspace member tune into check out Chapter 10!
Clone Wars Ep. 1 -10 Marathon Reminder Update
November 20, 2003 | 11:52 AM EST | Keri
If you have missed any episodes of the most excellent Clone Wars series on Cartoon Network, watch Friday, November 21 to see all ten episodes beginning at 7:30 p.m. (e/p)!
UPDATE: The 10 episodes will not be shown back to back. They
are airing Ep. 1 – 5 at 7:30pm and Ep. 6 – 10 at
9:30pm (e/p) with 2 short breaks in each half. Thanks to YakReader Rod for the Update!
We just have to wait until the spring to see the remaining 10 episodes, but with such high quality storytelling told in a very compressed time of 3 minutes, these episodes are definetly worth the wait! Now, if only Episode III will be half as good as the micro series…then we have something to really look forward to!
Star Destroyer Assortment?
November 20, 2003 | 11:45 AM EST | Keri
YakReader Derek points out that in the last paragraph after the preview of the new article on Dodonna, Gold Leader, Tie Pilot, and
Antilles it says:
“Come back soon for previews of a Star Destroyer assortment including
Admiral Ozzel, Dengar and Bossk.”
Perhaps these are more new figures slated for us to feast upon very soon…I would venture to guess that Dengar and Bossk are newly resculpted, but at least Ozzel is a character we have yet to see.
Obi Wan v. Durge Round II
November 19, 2003 | 11:28 PM EST | Bill
The Official Site’s Hyperspace section now has Chapter 9 up for viewing. If you thought the fight between Obi Wan and Durge was good in Chapter 8, well, round 2 is twice as good.
November 19, 2003 | 9:44 PM EST | Mark
LEGO set 4500: Although this is a remake, this is definately worth the $19.99.
The set includes one Snowspeeder, one Laser Canon, and three figures. The snowspeeder is modeled in white this time, compared to the original gray. Also included on this model is the tow rope. The wings also have more definition.
Bounty Hunting Today: UK Playmat Rug
November 19, 2003 | 9:43 PM EST | Keri
In my quest for the unusual Star Wars items for auction on Ebay everyday, I ran across this vintage UK Playmat Rug to be featured for those who may have never seen it or knew of its existence.
Produced in 1983 by Recticel Sutfield Ltd., just at the time of ROTJ’s release exclusively in the UK, this Playmat Rug is a colorful rendition of the many exciting adventures experienced in the trilogy. This is a hard to find item, the price is almost a giveaway, not only that, it would be a great floor decoration in any collection room!
Click on through to bid on this great Playmat Rug and treat yourself to some truly inspired and unique Star Wars graphics and color!
New New Hope Figures
November 19, 2003 | 11:02 AM EST | Mark B
Four new images of Hasbro Star Wars figures have appeared this morning at Star Wars.com. These are all new figures from Star Wars: A New Hope. Included are General Jan Dodonna, Gold Leader, New Tie Pilot, and Captain Antilles. Follow this linkfor more information!
November 19, 2003 | 7:05 AM EST | Mark
Here are a list of items on sale at KBToys.com
*12″ Red and Yellow Clone Troppers $9.99
*12″ Electronic Talking Obi-Wan $9.99
*Gamorrean Guard 12″ $14.99
LEGO AT-AT $79.99
LEGO Hailfire Droid $39.99
LEGO AT-TE $59.99
Hasbro Imperial Shuttle $69.99
Tie Fighter with Tie Pilot $14.99
Playskol Millennium Falcon $19.99
Playskol X-Wing $9.99
Playskol Duel with Darth Maul $9.99
Interactive R2-D2 $49.99
WOW, what a list!!!!
UPDATE: Thanks to Crazy4Toys for the tip.
You can also save $10 with code SEARSKBTOY plus free shipping for over $99 is still in effect.
12″ Leia Bounty Hunter
November 19, 2003 | 6:56 AM EST | Mark
The TRU Exclusive 12″ Figure: Leia Boushh with Carbonite is now on sale at 50% off for $19.98
Also on sale:
Master Replicas Count Dooko’s Lightsaber @ $124.98 (58% off)
Master Replicas Darth Vader Lightsaber (Collectors Edition) @ $174.98 (58% off)
With Chapter 8, Continues The Clone Wars Does
November 18, 2003 | 9:35 PM EST | Bill
Bounty Hunting Bonus: 12″ Collection on Ebay
November 18, 2003 | 5:22 PM EST | Keri
A YakReader sent in this auction currently on Ebay for every 12″ doll Mint in Sealed Boxes from the Modern Kenner/Hasbro Line, which totals up to 137 items! If you want an instant 12″ Collection complete with brand new additions click on through below and get busy bidding!
Bounty Hunting Today: Star Wars 10 Years Items
November 18, 2003 | 5:16 PM EST | Keri
In 1987, to commemerate the 10 year anniversary of A New Hope, a select few items were produced bearing a unique logo decalring the First Ten Years of Star Wars.
At that time, collecting Star Wars toys and other items was not the hobby it is today, with many rare items up for grabs at prices we all wish and dream about now. However, fans continued to collect what was available, no matter how small that selection seemed to be. Among the “new” items were 10 year hats, t-shirts, mugs, pennants, patches and notepads.
Today, the 10 Year items are becoming increasingly hard to find, and thus more expensive. Items can still be found at decent prices, but with more anniversaries of the film to come, bargains may be few and far between in years ahead. The auctions below feature some of the most memorable and interesting merchandise, including a really cool Vader Felt Pennant that is quite hard to find.
Chapter 7 of the Clone Wars On-Line
November 18, 2003 | 4:38 PM EST | Mark B
Chapter 7 of the Clone Wars Cartoon is now on-line for your viewing pleasure over atStar Wars.com. Today we get some Sith Action with Count Dooku against Asajj Ventress. And she is given a new assignment….
Bounty Hunting Emails
November 17, 2003 | 4:59 PM EST | Keri
Unfortunately, all of my emails got deleted today and I did not have a chance to read a message someone sent me regarding Bounty Hunting. If you could please email me the message again here I would really appreciate it.
Also, if any readers would like to see a certain item featured in one of my Bounty Hunting articles, please email me here as well.
Bounty Hunting Today: Worldwide Stickers
November 17, 2003 | 4:54 PM EST | Keri
Collecting Stickers was at its absolute height of popularity in the 80s, when stores had nothing but rolls upon rolls of stickers in absoultely every shape, size, color, smell, glitter and gel.
Star Wars stickers are still being made today in likenesses of our favorite characters and vehicles in holographic, transparent and glitter forms. Today I have chosen to spotlight stickers that were sold worldwide, namely 2 auctions including modern Panini transparent stickers from Italy and vintage Topps stickers from the UK. Of course, this is only a tiny sampling of the variety and scope of stickers from around the world, as virtually every country sold some sort of sticker, or had a promo tie-in for a sticker.
Click on the links below to start your Star Wars sticker search!
Grand Moff Tarkin Bust Delayed
November 17, 2003 | 4:18 PM EST | Mark B
Those of you hoping for one of the Grand Moff Tarkin Busts from Gentle Giant under your Christmas tree will be disappointed! The Tarkin bust which was originally scheduled for release the second week of November has now been moved to December 31st. This shouldn’t come as too big of surprise given Gentle Giant’s release history, but a disappointment nonetheless for those like me who were excited to get this newest mini-bust.
KOTOR for PC in Stores Tomorrow!
November 17, 2003 | 4:11 PM EST | Mark B
Knights of the Old Republic for Windows PCs will be in stores tomorrow. X-Box owners have been able to get this game that takes place 4000 years before the Galactic Empire for some time now. Your mission is to lead a band of Jedi against the ruthless Sith and through the mission you can either save the Republic or fall to the Dark Side. Buy it here and get a free Knights of the Old Republic Pewter Lightsaber as a bonus!
November 17, 2003 | 1:11 PM EST | Mark B
I’ve had several people ask me where to find the Star Wars Playskool sets for their kids and if any of my old contacts were still able to get them. Well, I found a bunch of them today over at KBtoys.com.
Browse on over there and look for Star Wars items. Under the Best Sellers you will find all 6 of the Star Wars Playskool sets. These are a great holiday gift for the younger Star Wars fans who aren’t quite ready for the regular size action figures and ships.
Super Articulated Clone Trooper
November 17, 2003 | 12:14 PM EST | Mark
Here are some sweet images, thanks to Amidala Anakin for the images and POTF2 for the heads-up. These will be shipping together in the same case, even assortment.
Announced The Winners Of The Clone Wars Contest Have!
November 16, 2003 | 11:53 PM EST | Brandon
Without Further Ado (And A Little Delay! Sorry About That!) The Winners Of The Yakface.com Store Reports Contest Have Been Announced! Go To The Store ReportsPage Now To Check Them Out! Congrats Again To The Lucky Winners!
The Winner Is…
November 16, 2003 | 8:53 PM EST | Bill
Congratulations to Jose Ybarra, winner of our free Ultarama drawing. Be sure to send in your entry for the next drawing to us here. Remember, your entry must include your name as well address. Good luck!
Holiday Yoda Arrives!
November 16, 2003 | 7:51 PM EST | Steve
Delivered by UPS on Friday, the second Star Wars Holiday Edition features Yoda as Santa. The figure was well-packed and arrived in excellent condition. The edges of the card back were flat (no bends) and the bubble was perfect, no dents.
The reproduction card is inserted between two pieces of the backer card, and is easily removed (if you wish to do so) by slitting the tape on either side.
I was surprised by the detail the figure holds to the original art, right down to the ball and block in the snow and the toys in Yoda’s sack.
An excellent addition to any Star Wars collection and a great companion piece to last year’s edition with C-3PO and R2-D2.
What’s The Best Toy Line Of 2003?
November 16, 2003 | 1:31 PM EST | Bill
Yak Reader Rod let us know that Wizard is running a poll for the best toy line of 2003. With Hasbro’s outstanding efforts on Star Wars, let’s support our favorite toy line!
New Insider Insights
November 16, 2003 | 1:28 PM EST | Bill
Yak Reader Bryan sent in this quick overview of the new Insider he received yesterday:
“I got the new SW Insider #72 in the mail today. At first glance there isn’t much that earth shattering but there is a cool Landspeeder bed toward the back.”
Bounty Hunting Today: Paper Dolls!
November 15, 2003 | 6:49 PM EST | Keri
Continuing on yesterday’s theme of dolls, today’s edition of Bounty Hunting brings you Star Wars Amidala Paper Dolls!
Paper dolls have been enjoyed by children throughout the centuries, something that could easily be bought or even home made. In the 1930s – 1950s paper dolls resembling movie stars, and the golden epics they starred in were a staple of movie tie-in liscening. That liscening continues on to this day with the Star Wars Amidala paper dolls that were produced for Episode I and Episode II. These books are very inexpensive and provide something different for the collector looking for anything Star Wars.
Arc Trooper & LEGO Cantina
November 15, 2003 | 10:06 AM EST | Mark
Bounty Hunting Today: Dolls!
November 14, 2003 | 5:15 PM EST | Keri
You read right, today’s focus will be on dolls! Although the word “doll” usually conjures images of a baby doll wetting itself, or Barbies, there are dolls in the Star Wars Universe of liscened products that are not revolting at all.
Of course there are the Kenner/Hasbro 12″ figures, which some people call dolls (i know i do), but since they are mainly targeted at boys, they are large action figures. I will not discuss the Kenner dolls at length today, but instead spotlight a modern cross-collectible Star Wars doll set made by Madame Alexander. Sold through FAO Schwarz in a small limited edition box set, these dolls in the childhood likeness of Luke, Leia and Han were on the expensive side when bought brand new. Though the set is popular with doll collectors as well as Star Wars collectors it can still be found on Ebay at a decent price, as seen in the auction link below.
New Lego Mini Sets & Cantina Set Found!
November 14, 2003 | 3:47 PM EST | Keri
YakReader Ugmo writes in with his latest Lego finds:
This morning at a Toy’R’Us in Burbank, Ca (SoCal) they had the 4 new Lego Mini Sets (the Imperial Shuttle, the Sith Infiltrator, the AT-TE and the Star Destroyer, $6.99 each) plus they had the new Mos Eisley Cantina set ($29.99).
And if there’s anyone whose near a Lego Store, the one here in the Glendale Galleria (SoCal) has the Bespin ($99.99) and the UCS Snowspeeder sets (I think $129.99?). Thought you’d like to know seeing that I didn’t know some of these were coming out yet.
Looks like it may be time for a Lego/Toy run this weekend!
Chrome Vader Mini-Busts Still Available
November 13, 2003 | 11:03 PM EST | Bill
Yak Reader Steve wrote in to report that he received a Star Wars credit card offer in the mail from MBNA. They’re giving away more of the Chrome Vader Mini Busts. The offer is available on-line here.
On Mon Calamari, Continues The Clone Wars Does
November 13, 2003 | 10:23 PM EST | Bill
Once again, the Official Site’s hyperspace site has uploaded even more eye candy for Clone Wars fans. This time it’s Kitt Fisto, using his lightsaber under water with aquatrooper clones! Check it out here.
Bounty Hunting Today: Pillows!
November 13, 2003 | 5:09 PM EST | Keri
If you need some decorations to spruce up your bed, and don’t want to do it using stuffed Ewoks, then these pillows are just the thing!
Today’s feature focuses on pillows featuring well-known Star Wars characters, meant to complement sheets, bedspreads or any collection. Although vintage pillows were produced for ROTJ, with the likenesses of Vader, R2, and Jabba with Salacious Crumb, the auctions today deal with modern pillows from Episode I and II. The modern pillows are easy to locate in unused condition, while the vintage pillows provide much more of a challenge in locating.
The auctions below include favorite characters at very reasonable prices, which can also be given as gifts for the upcoming holidays!
Anakin disses Hasbro’s Real Scan Technology
November 13, 2003 | 2:49 PM EST | Ben
theforce.net had this cute little tidbit from Hayden Christensen…
Q: Do you have your own doll?
A: I do have the doll! They send you one of everyone that’s made. But mine is going to stay in the box for a very long time (laugh). I got my own action figure – I was like: This is the coolest thing. But I have to say, the doll doesn’t look like me at all.
Do You Feel Lucky?
November 13, 2003 | 7:46 AM EST | Mark
Ephant Mon – Only one left in stock!
Also, here is something new.. or is it old?? Which is it? Not sure if this is the old snowspeeder or a new one.
LEGO: Rebel Snowspeeder $19.99
On-Line Chapter 4 Is
November 12, 2003 | 9:30 PM EST | Bill
Bounty Hunting Today: Han Blaster Prop Replicas
November 12, 2003 | 5:07 PM EST | Keri
In keeping with yesterday’s feature dealing with Master Replicas lightsabers, today’s focus is on blaster prop replicas, specifically the broom handled Mauser that Han shot first and effectively crisped Greedo in the Cantina.
Master Replicas was not the first company to produce Han Blasters. In the days before Ebay, before the Internet, when collectors bought and sold through magazines like Starlog there was Marco Enterprises out of Anaheim, California. Though Lucas tried to shut down the production of these very accurate and beautifully made blasters, which were sold with the holster and droid caller as a set, the attempt was unsuccessful. The company no longer produces these blasters, and most are in the hands of collectors today. It is a real treat indeed to have found this on my Ebay search.
I have auctions below for both the Marco Enterprises Han Blaster with leather holster and droid caller, as well as an auction for the current, but sold out Master Replicas Han Blaster with case. The Master Replicas Han Blaster is gorgeous and rare, due to the small number produced, as well as the large price tag when bought new at the retail level. Both of these blasters make great additions to any collection which includes props.
On-line Clone Wars Chapter 3 Is
November 12, 2003 | 8:32 AM EST | Bill
The Official Site’s Hyperspace members can now view Chapter 3 of the Clone Wars Cartoon on-line. This chapter is titled Urban Warfare and continues the outstanding quality we’ve seen in the first 2 episodes.
New Photos of Master Replicas Items
November 11, 2003 | 5:56 PM EST | Mark B
I found these photos while searching through a wholesalers page today of the upcomingMaster Replicas releases. These are not yet available for order from Master Replicas, but keep checking here and we’ll let you know when they are “officially available” –
Until then enjoy these new photos:
Darth Maul Battle Damaged Lightsaber
Medal of Yavin
Bounty Hunting Today: Lightsaber Prop Replicas
November 11, 2003 | 5:01 PM EST | Keri
Master Replicas has released many lightsaber prop replicas during a relatively short time. Collectors have been treated with high quality, movie accurate fully liscened props which can be displayed in boxes and/or cases.
The only complaint may be that the prices are too expensive for some collectors to afford. Never fear! Ebay is here with some great deals on these beautiful props. It seems to me, that more often than not, with modern collecting, there is a large feeding frenzy for the newest item, then interest drops to almost nonexistent. This is where patience plays a huge part in getting the items you dream of at bargain prices. Loyal readers, you will see me preach this many times, but the majority of my modern collection has either been bought at clearance prices or through Ebay dealer closeouts. This is the way I have been able to add these prop replicas to my collection without breaking the bank or going into debt.
As we are all watching the Clone Wars Cartoon, eagerly awaiting Ep. 3, these lightsabers are at all time low prices…though perhaps after Ep. 3 the bargains will not be this plentiful. If you are looking for great Christmas gifts or wish to treat yourself, check out the bargain prices these auctions have to offer today!
Dark Horse Distributing Kotobukiya Obi-Wan
November 11, 2003 | 12:23 PM EST | Keri
This breaking news comes courtesy of the official site. Dark Horse Comics will distribute the young Obi-Wan in March 2004 at a suggested retail price of $94.99. The image below shows the likeness of the Jedi Master to be outstanding, along with his nice action pose, making this a must-have item!
Clone Wars Wave 3 Carded
November 11, 2003 | 12:22 PM EST | Bill
It looks like we’re going to be seeing lots of new figures of the next couple of months:
These carded samples are up on Ebay here, and will probably hit retail and Etailers in the near future.
Clone Wars Wave Three
November 11, 2003 | 11:07 AM EST | Mark
You can bid on these figures by going HERE!
Amazon Gets More Figs..
November 11, 2003 | 9:10 AM EST | Mark
Here are some more figures back in stock at Amazon.com:
Padma Amidala – Wedding Dress
Princess Leia – Imperial Captain
Darth Vader – A New Hope
Han Solo – A New Hope
Padma Amidala – Wedding Dress
Waitress Droid (WA-7)
Bounty Hunting Today: 3-D Droideka Standup
November 10, 2003 | 12:42 AM EST | Keri
There’s nothing like a lifesize standup of a favorite Star Wars character in 3-D form guarding your collection!
Most standups are 2-Dimensional and are merely large glossy printed paper pasted onto a thick cardboard backing. While these are cool in their own right, there is a 3-D option made of cardboard which can also be found at a very affordable price.
Released amongst the deluge of Ep.1 items at the retail level, DK Books produced lifesize 3-D droid standups. The characters were all droids and included R2, Battle Droid, and the Destroyer Droid (Droideka). The pricing point was around $100 at the time and was bought by some collectors, but was generally looked over for less expensive items or was not widely known due to little advertising.
Patience is truly a virtue when collecting modern items, and patience can pay off in great money savings. A great example of this is the auction for the Droideka Standup featured today at a price much lower than retail in an unopened box.
Bail Organa Report Pt. 2
November 10, 2003 | 12:24 AM EST | Keri
It appears that the newest wave including Bail Organa, the Mcquarrie Concept Stormtrooper and the Imperial Dignitary were found by YakReader Chad in Hunstville, Alabama. Keep your eyes peeled for the newest figures and Good Luck on your toy runs this week!
Animated Clone Wars Carded
November 9, 2003 | 10:30 PM EST | Mark
You can go HERE and bid on these….
Figures Back In Stock
November 9, 2003 | 4:12 PM EST | Mark
Bounty Hunting Today: Model Vehicles
November 9, 2003 | 2:37 AM EST | Keri
The Star Wars universe is filled with a plethora of different vehicles, both fast and nimble as well as large and lumbering. The designs were and are still unique, and make great companions to the multitude of figures most collectors acquire.
Today’s feature takes a moment to spotlight auctions for some of the coolest and most memorable ships and speeders from the entire Star Wars body of films. Most of the vintage models were distributed by MPC/Ertl in the 70’s and 80’s and the same models were reissued in the same packaging in 1992 with a commerative sticker on the cellophane wrapping. Many exceptional models have been made in Japan and remain among the most accurate of any models available for general purchase.
Click on these auctions below to get glueing, painting and creating your own vehicles to add to your displays and/or dioramas!
New SA Clone Trooper Image
November 8, 2003 | 9:49 PM EST | Joseph
Clone Wars 2 In Stock
November 8, 2003 | 3:18 PM EST | Mark
Over at Entertainment Earth, you can now pick up the Clone Wars Wave 2 as they just got them in stock.
Holiday Yoda on the Way!
November 8, 2003 | 2:53 PM EST | Steve
Just received an e-mail from Paizo with the tracking number for my Holiday Yoda figure. The e-mail lists the scheduled delivery date as 11-14. Looks like Christmas is coming a little early…
Yoda Clone Wars In Stock
November 8, 2003 | 12:57 PM EST | Mark
Clone Wars Episode 1
November 7, 2003 | 10:01 PM EST | Mark
Are you a Hyperspace member? You can download episode one with exlusive commentary right now at Starwars.com
Bounty Hunting Today: Kubrick Toys
November 7, 2003 | 5:54 PM EST | Keri
Kubrick Toys are neat and interesting additions to any collection, as they are highly detailed and as the slogan says “unbreakable”. Made in Japan for the Japanese Market, these are also great foreign collectible items.
The figures are Lego-esque upon a first glance, but with some further inspection it is easy to see that these are not Lego’s. The simple way in which the figures are presented is refreshing as well as entertaining.
Today’s auctions below feature a special carded Luke reminiscent of the original Kenner 12 backs, exclusive to The Art of Star Wars Exhibit at the Kyoto National Museum, as well as an unopened 12 pack of the Series 1 Figure Set of Bounty Hunters. Click the links below to check out these great little items!
New Attakus Website is Online!
November 7, 2003 | 3:35 PM EST | Mark B
New Unleashed Images….
November 7, 2003 | 11:47 AM EST | Mark
Check them out at StarWars.com
Click on Each to see the larger image….
Playskool UNRELEASED Protos
November 6, 2003 | 11:53 PM EST | Bill
It looks like there are more figures which have been developed for the now dormant Playskool line. Whether these figures were developed for the line originally and put on hold, or were developed for a new set of releases is unknown, but they do look very cool. Kudos to Yak Reader Michael for finding them.
I Love This Cantina
November 6, 2003 | 11:47 PM EST | Bill
This just in from Yak Reader Barry:
Not collecting news but still cool news. Hey just wanted to post that i was watching the country music awards show on wednesday night and toby keith was performing his new song “I love this bar”. In the back ground on large screen was the mos eisley cantina bar scene from a new hope. It ran about a 30 second clip. It was the one that scans the bar and introduces you to all the aliens. I about fell out and laughed out loud. Neat stuff. My hats off to Toby Keith.
Chewie Gets Really Unleashed, And More
November 6, 2003 | 10:50 PM EST | Bill
A photo has just surfaced on one of From Bricks to Bothans forums of the next wave of unleashed figures. To say the least they are outstanding– Chewie, Clone Trooper, and Luke X-Wing. Click here to check out the photo!
New Review Feature
November 6, 2003 | 6:41 PM EST | Mark B
I’m starting up a new feature here at Yakface, hopefully I will be able to add one article a week – it will be a review/product highlights of Prop Replicas. Obviously I will be starting with some of the newer Master Replicas items, as they seem to be the most common. As I get through the items in my personal collection, I’ll ask you as our readers to help me out with some of the reviews. To order any of the replicas I will feature, visit Master Replicas.
For my look at the Weathered Obi-Wan Kenobi Lightsaber – CLICK HERE!
Holy Trilogy on DVD 9/2004
November 6, 2003 | 4:21 PM EST | Ben
thedigitalbits.com also reports:
Well, we’ve finally heard from our sources on that meeting that Lucasfilm held yesterday at the Presidio with their retail partners… Star Wars: Episodes IV, V & VI are coming to DVD in September of 2004. The animated series of Clone Wars shorts appearing soon on the Cartoon Network will also be released on DVD, possibly before the end of this year. The teaser campaign for Episode III will begin in January of 2005, leading up to the May theatrical release. Finally… Episode III will hit DVD in November of 2005. …Keep in mind that none of this is official until Lucasfilm publicaly announces it… but this is certainly, at long last, the real deal.
Commentary: One wonders why Mr. Lucas changed his mind. He seemed dead set on a nice six-film boxed set. Perhaps, like the Indy Trilogy there aren’t enough extras to do a bonus disc per film. My bet is the Star Wars set will resemble the Indy set in many ways.
November 6, 2003 | 3:44 PM EST | Mark B
Aint It Cool News has the first report I have seen from the Marketing Summit held yesterday at Lucasfilms. Obviously they discussed the Clone Wars cartoon, but it looks like we may finally see the Originally Trilogy on DVD in Sept ’04!!! May ’05 will be Episode III in theaters, and then it will be on DVD around November of ’05. There are some spoilers mentioned, but I will say that Episode III footage was shown to those in attendance. The Aint It Cool News website seems to be running REALLY SLOW right now. Probably from all of us trying to read this story!
Bounty Hunting Today: Beer Steins
November 6, 2003 | 12:22 PM EST | Keri
Steins have been around in one shape or form for many centuries, used as vessels to drink primarily beer and other beverages. The far reaching licsences of the Star Wars universe did indeed include the large ceramic mugs which were beautifully decorated with characters and themes from a galaxy far, far away.
The Steins featured in today’s auctions are limited and numbered editions with excellent craftsmanship. The first stein features the most feared and well-liked Bounty Hunter in the world, Boba Fett. The figural pewter detail, as well as art by Dave Dorman make this Stein a real treasure. The other auction I have chosen today is a bargain basement price for a Stein which displays the Special Edition artwork from A New Hope.
Both of these Steins were quite expensive when they were first released, but with time and patience these items can sometimes be found at decent and even bargain prices. Click on the links below to get your Stein collection started!
PSWCS Toy Drive
November 6, 2003 | 12:06 PM EST | Keri
The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society , www.PSWCS.com
in association with Toy Heaven www.thetoyheaven.com, is holding a Star Wars toy drive to benefit Garrison Carida www.garrisoncarida.com of the 501st Legionwww.501st.com.
Garrison Carida encompasses much of the mid-Atlantic region, including Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. They are a truly
service-oriented chapter of the 501st, dedicating the majority of their efforts to helping children. They visit children’s hospitals 6 or 7 times a year where they pose for photos with the patients and hand out Star Wars toys. The toys collected through this drive will be given to the children during these visits. If you would like to donate a toy to the drive, please visit www.pswcs.com/toydrive. Please join PSWCS in
supporting this fine organization and their efforts to brighten the
days of children who need it most.
Clone Wars 2-Packs at Kay-Bee
November 6, 2003 | 11:57 AM EST | Keri
If you are still having a tough time finding the Clone Wars 2 Packs at your local Wal-mart, or have never even seen them on the pegs at your Wal-mart (which I yet to see!) YakReader Steven in Nashville sends in this news:
i have hoped for months to find those clone wars two packs at my wal-marts (with the bonus clone trooper). with no luck.
my local Kay-Bee had all three (Anakin, Yoda, and Clonetrooper) today for $5.99 each.
Please Excuse My Absence…
November 6, 2003 | 11:51 AM EST | Keri
Although a bit off topic, yesterday, I had the treat of seeing The Matrix Revolutions as well as the remastered Alien: The Director’s Cut.
If you have not had a chance to see Alien yet, I highly recommend it, especially if you have a digital theater in your city. I saw it in digital format and I must say the picture quality never ceases to amaze me. The deleted scenes that were added back in to the film were wonderful to see where they belonged again. As a special bonus before the film, I was surprised and pleased to see that Alien Vs. Predator will finally be a movie on theaters on August 6th, 2004 – see ya’ll in line for that one!
Toby Keith in Star Wars?
November 6, 2003 | 9:41 AM EST | Mark B
No, but it looks like he might be a Star Wars Fan. During the Country Music awards show last night, Toby Keith was performing his new song “I Love This Bar” while scenes from A New Hope and the Cantina Scene played in the background. Thanks to Barry for the info.
DC Metro Area Star Wars Club
November 6, 2003 | 9:39 AM EST | Mark B
DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club Monthly Meeting November 8th (That’s this Saturday!) The DCSWCC will hold its monthly meeting this Saturday November 8th at the Dolley Madison Library in McLean, VA from 1pm-5pm (location information is on our website). If anyone in the DC Metro Area is interested in joining the group or attending the meeting please check out their website at www.dcswcc.com. They will be collecting canned food items this weekend for the Great DC Metro Area Food Bank this weekend. If you are interested in contributing please bring 1 or more canned items. They will also be having their monthly raffle, a Star Wars Weekend Presentation, Star Wars Comedy Theater show and discussing their upcoming Winter Social Event on Dec 6th. – Thanks to JediNerdz for the info!
Kubricks Wave 2
November 6, 2003 | 8:28 AM EST | Bill
Jedi Defender has posted all the 411 and a photo of the upcoming Kubricks Wave2. Yes, there will be another chase figure– this time it will be Sandtroopers with different colored pauldroons. The second wave will include: ANH Han Solo, Greedo, Cantina Band Member (Bith), ANH Obi Wan, and a Tusken Raider. Click here for more.
Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
November 6, 2003 | 8:24 AM EST | Bill
This just in from Entertainment Earth:
Low Priced Shipping Starts at $3.95!
See What’s In Stock and Coming Soon at Entertainment Earth!
Living Dead Dolls (Series 666)
The First Series with Living Dead Pets!
Set of 6 individually packaged dolls includes: 1x Isaac with crow, 1x Jinx with Kitty, 1x Calico with Muzzy, 1x Hush with rat, 1x RevenanT with vulture, and 1x Dottie Rose with poodle. Each doll is 10 inches tall and fully poseable, with rooted hair. Each doll comes in its own coffin with a death certificate.
Item Number: MZ99980A
Return Of The King Ser. 1 Set
Prepare for the Return of The King!
This set of 4 individually packaged action figures includes: 1x Crossbow Uruk-Hai with real crossbow firing action and removable helmet, 1x Frodo with removable Goblin helmet and Goblin weapon; 1x Samwise with removable helmet and Sting Sword with Sheath, and 1x Eomer with sword-slashing action.
Item Number: TB81300A
Hellraiser Series 2 Set
With or Without Skin?
Collect all 6 figures to build the Pillar of Souls! This set of 7 individually packaged action figures includes: 2x Hellbound Pinhead, 1x Butterball with alternate head and apron with removable tools, 1x Skinless Julia with removable bandages, 1x Angelique, 1x Barbie with alternate head with flame, 1x Surgeon.
Item Number: NC33022AA
SW Hall of Fame Assortment
Contains 12 individually packaged figures: 1x HOF Chewbacca Mechanic, 1x HOF R2-D2, 1x HOF C-3P0, 1x HOF Obi-Wan, Coruscant, 1x HOF Anakin Skywalker Hangar Duel, 1x HOF Stormtrooper, 1x HOF Yoda, 1x HOF Darth Maul, Theed Hangar Duel, 1x HOF Princess Leia, Imperial Captive, 1x HOF Hans Solo, Flight To Alderaan, 1x HOF Luke Skywalker, and 1x HOF Darth Vader Throne Room.
Item Number: HS84715E
Star Trek Original Phaser
The Most Accurate Phaser Ever Produced!
Recreated from a prop used for the original series, this Phaser replica is two weapons in one: the small, clamshell-shaped Type 1 Phaser and the pistol-style Type 2 Phaser. This electronic Phaser replica features authentic, digital sound effects recorded from the original studio tapes. Also available Autographed by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy!
Item Number: MRST103
Questions? Try reading our F.A.Q. or email customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hasbro Really Does Care
November 5, 2003 | 7:42 PM EST | Bill
Interesting news for skeptics of the Jedi Master Points Auction. Hasbro sent out Emails asking registered members (it appears of starwars.hasbro.com) to complete a survey about the Jedi Master Points Auctions. Questions range from auction closing values to auction item selections, and more. It looks like this program could continue beyond its current December end date.
UPDATE Jango Fett Blasters
November 5, 2003 | 6:02 PM EST | Jason
I’m very happy to report, that the Neon Orange inserts in the
barrel of the blaster are REMOVABLE! Here is the low-down from
Dave Cordes who discovered how to remove it and was nice enough
to share detailed information with us:
“You will need a 1/16 alan wrench to remove the screw just under the barrel flash. Once removed, unscrew the flash by holding onto the opposite end of the barrel. Once the flash is removed, simply push the orange plug out. You can turn it over and reinsert it back into the flash with the silver side facing outward and the orange side facing inward or if you prefer to have a more realistic gun, leave the barrel hollow without reinserting the plug cap. Screw the flash back onto the barrel and reinsert the pin using the alan wrench. Voila!”
Thanks again to Dave. My thoughts on why they would not indicate
this to me on the phone are probably related in some legal manner that
would prevent them from sharing this information with patrons.
Custom Made Star Wars Goodies!
November 5, 2003 | 10:06 AM EST | Mark B
Star Wars.com has just posted information about their new Custom Star Wars items. You can now pick up mugs, mousepads, coasters, and calendars – all customized with your favorite Star Wars Character or Scene! They are even offering items from the new Clone Wars Cartoon series. Oh, and since you are in the process of making your Christmas lists – I’ll take anything that has Boba Fett on it. 🙂
Shu Mai Prototype
November 5, 2003 | 7:49 AM EST | Mark
Click here to see the Shu Mai prototype, you can even bid on it if you want.
R-3PO Wave Carded
November 4, 2003 | 10:28 PM EST | Joseph
GalacticHunter.com has pics of the R-3P0 wave. Saga Wave 16 featuring Luke Skywalker Hoth, Protocol Droid R-3PO, and the Hoth Rebel Trooper. The wave also includes the second Imperial Diginitary Kren Blista-Vanee),and Achk Med-Beq. You can get there by clicking here
November 4, 2003 | 5:59 PM EST | Mark
Bounty Hunting Today: Sigma Figural Mugs
November 4, 2003 | 5:46 PM EST | Keri
Today’s Bounty Hunting feature focuses on the wonderfully designed ceramic figural mugs produced by Sigma in 1983 to coincide with the release of ROTJ.
Today’s auctions represent another cardinal rule of Ebay shopping and surfing: the most simplistic descriptions can yield excellent results. Some sellers are not always aware of an items value, age etc. and therefore often give their auction a simple, nondescriptive title. No matter how non assuming something appears to be, it may be a treasure of an auction waiting to be discovered at a very reasonable price.
If you are looking for a stylish way to drink your coffee in the morning, or simply a great mug of your favorite character, the auctions below will give you a great start.
Last but not Least…
November 4, 2003 | 5:39 PM EST | Keri
Last, but certainly not least, I have one more Star Wars themed pumpkin for everyone to enjoy.
This pumpkin was carved by a YakReader’s wife, who’s name I was not provided with unfortunately. The pumpkin, as you can see, is a very faithful rendition of the saga’s defining character who is the driving Force behind every character’s story.
Bail Organa Wave Found!
November 4, 2003 | 12:26 PM EST | Keri
YakReader Jeffery reports in from Southern California that he found the Bail Organa wave at his local Target. Since Target has a sale on figures this week, its never been a better time to make a toy run and look for the newest wave!
Pre-Order 2004 Star Wars Hall of Fame Assortment
November 4, 2003 | 10:05 AM EST | Mark
From Entertainment Earth
We are proud to be the first to accept pre-orders on the upcoming
(February 2004) 3 3/4 inch Star Wars Hall of Fame action figure
assortment. This case contains 12 different figures. We don’t have
any additional information on figure details or packaging – that’s your job to speculate on right now. As soon as we know more information (or you do and tell us), we will post it.
SW Hall of Fame Assortment (Item# HS84715E, $64.99)
Star Wars 3 3/4 inch Hall of Fame action figure assortment. No
additional information about this assortment is available at this time.
Contains 12 individually packaged figures: 1x HOF Chewbacca (NEW),
1x HOF R2-D2 (NEW), 1x HOF C-3P0 (NEW), 1x HOF Obi-Wan, Coruscant (NEW), 1x HOF Anakin Skywalker Hangar Duel (NEW), 1x HOF Stormtrooper (NEW), 1x HOF Yoda (NEW), 1x HOF Darth Maul, Theed Hangar Duel (NEW), 1x HOF Princess Leia, Imperial Captive (NEW), 1x HOF Hans Solo, Flight To Alderaan (NEW), 1x HOF Luke Skywalker (NEW), 1x HOF Darth Vader Throne Room (NEW) (subject to change)
November 4, 2003 | 8:14 AM EST | Mark
Keep em coming Hasbro….
You can bid on these if you wish, right here
Bounty Hunting Today: Weechee Prototype
November 3, 2003 | 3:24 PM EST | Keri
After being out of town all weekend as well as celebrating a special Halloween, I return to my normal Bounty Hunting duties and present you with a very interesting prototype auction today.
Other than pictures in Toy Fair Catalogs, opportunities for concrete prototypes do not often turn up everyday. Most internal copies stayed within the company or were destroyed, but some made it out with employees to find a very interested mass of collectors on Ebay today.
Near the end of the Kenner production line, in the seeming end of Star Wars figure popularity, the Droids and Ewoks lines of toys were all that was left after nearly a decade of unstoppable Kenner Star Wars toys sales. The Ewoks cartoon was short lived and the toy line was no exception. There were many plans to expand the line to include more figures, repackaged vehicles and plush Ewoks, all of which never made it to toy shelves.
Today’s auction is for an Ewoks internal painted hardcopy of the character Weechee. This is indeed a rare item, with only 10 or fewer known to be in existence, this is just the item for a collector looking for every item in the Kenner realm.
More Star Wars Pumpkins!
November 3, 2003 | 3:14 PM EST | Keri
Though Halloween has come and gone, I still have some wonderful Star Wars themed Pumpkins that were carved to share with all of you! I have one other pumpkin to share with you that I will post later.
This nice pumpkin was created and sent in by YakReader Jason. It is an excellent intrepretation of our favorite and most powerful Jedi Master Yoda. The design has a beautiful life-like quality and really shines when lit up!
Here are the pictures for you to enjoy!
Lego On Sale
November 2, 2003 | 10:34 AM EST | Mark B
The new Toys R Us ad arrived in the Sunday Newspaper today and was almost completely void of Star Wars items. The one exception was in the Lego section. Both items advertised are available online and you can find them here:
Also, the final book in the New Jedi Order Series: The Unifying Force is being released this coming Tuesday (Nov 4). I don’t know if this is an exclusive item to Amazon or not, but the version they are selling claims to include a Bonus CD-ROM, which I had not heard of before and didn’t see mentioned in any other ads today!
Attakus Prototype Photos
November 2, 2003 | 10:26 AM EST | Mark B
The French website “Mint In Box” has some new photos of 2 upcoming Attakus Statue releases. They have prototype images of both the new Yoda and new Darth Vader.Check them out here! Thanks to Ulrich for the heads up on these!
Kotobukiya Darth Maul
November 1, 2003 | 6:08 PM EST | Mark B
Thanks to boba_jp for the new image of the upcoming Kotobukiya Darth Maul figure coming out in Japan. Believed to be coming out in December in Japan (Look for it to ship to the USA sometime next year through Dark Horse Comics). The Lightsaber splits into two and the base is the floor of the Theed Generator.