October 2004 Archive

Happy Halloween
October 31, 2004 | 8:20 PM EST | Bill

On this one night of the year when the Dark Side holds sway, all of us here at Yakface wish you a happy and safe Halloween.



OTC 1 Day sale At Kmart Friday November 5
October 31, 2004 | 3:13 PM EST | Bill

This Friday, November 5, all Star Wars figures and Galactic Heroes 2 packs are only $3.26 at Kmart. Hopefully they’ll have plenty in stock, they’ll sure go fast at that price.



New Items At K&C Collectibles
October 31, 2004 | 11:46 AM EST | Joseph

Dear Star Wars Collector,

K & C Collectibles has received the following new items this week.

New Trilogy Vehicle Collection:
Slave I – with Boba Fett figure – NEW
Jawa Sandcrawler – EXCLUSIVE – NEW
Y-Wing fighter with Pilot figure

Special Figure Sets:
Darth Vader – Silver Anniversary – NEW
Emperor Palpatine Hologram figure
Yoda and Luke Mexico 2-pack

Vintage OTC Figures (Back in Stock):
Boba Fett
Luke Skywalker
Darth Vader
Lando Calrissian

New 3-Pack of Figures:
Mos Eisley Cantina Scene 2 – Zutton (Blue Snaggletooth), Ponda Boba and Obi-Wan Kenobi

OTC Figures:
Han Solo – OTC #35
General Madine – OTC #36
Lando Calrissian – OTC #37



TRU’s Big Book Hits Tomorrow
October 30, 2004 | 11:13 PM EST | Bill

That means tomorrow’s the day to get your silver Vader free with a 19.99 purchase (unless you’ve already paid $9.99 bux for him). Good hunting!



Bounty Hunting Today: Unique Heritage Sketch Card
October 30, 2004 | 1:36 PM EST | Keri

My Hobby Box of the newest Topps trading card line, the Heritage series, arrived in the mail yesterday much to my excitement. I opened each of the packs searching for my very own sketch card or autograph card amidst the cards which looked so familiar from days long gone. While I will admit I was not happy with the sketch card I got, the auction featured today is not a disappointment in the least.

Artist Killian Plunkett has created an entire tryptic vignette capturing the real theme of Episode III, with Anakin’s dual personalities and alliances are illustrated. The drawing of Anakin/Vader is done on a Heritage card, and to go one step further Plunkett has made an entire set-piece in which the card itself fits in. The coloring and the likenesses are quite breathtaking in this artwork. Although the price may be out of the range of some collectors, this is a one of a kind item that must be seen to be appreciated.

Click on through to the link below to view and/or add this beautiful Heritage art to your collection today!

Plunkett Anakin/Vader Sketch Card Display



Can’t Get Enough of the Teaser Poster?
October 30, 2004 | 1:26 AM EST | Mark B

StarWarsShop.com is offering quite a few new Revenge of the Sith items with the new teaser poster featured. Including this new T-Shirt and Mug. Head on over and check them out (not to mention the double sided theater poster)!



Bounty Hunters Are Us….
October 30, 2004 | 12:31 AM EST | Mark

Over at Amazon they new Galactic Heros 2-packs – Bounty Hunters are now in stock:
Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Figures: Boba Fett and Dengar
Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Figures: IG-88 and Zuckus
Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Figures: 4LOM and Bossk



Gentle Giant Gamorrean Guard Bust 
October 29, 2004 | 1:13 AM EST | Joseph

Our friends over at Galactic Hunter.com report that the new Gamorrean Guard Mini Bust from Gentle Giant Studios is IN STOCK and ready to ship now atAction Figure Express for $44.99 each. Just follow the link to order



Silver Vader and VOTC In Stock
October 28, 2004 | 11:05 PM EST | Mark

Here are two of the harder to find VOTC figures in stock at Amazon, even though they are not showing up in the search…
Star Wars 2004 Figure: Silver Darth Vader
Star Wars Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Stormtrooper
Star Wars Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: R2-D2
Star Wars Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Boba Fett
Star Wars Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Chewbacca
Also they have the Sandcrawler in Stock…



The Official Revenge Of the Sith Teaser Poster!
October 28, 2004 | 9:09 PM EST | Jayson


StarWars.com debuts the Official Teaser Poster for the final Star Wars film. Very cool! The poster is also available to purchase through theshop.starwars.com online store. For the first time ever, the gang at Lucasfilm is making available to us a double-sided printing of the poster, the exact same format the theaters receive. Also available is a Mug or T-Shirt depicting this same imagery. Run don’t walk!



Some VOTC In Stock at Wal-Mart.com
October 28, 2004 | 2:08 PM EST | Keri


If you are in need of a few VOTC figures, you might want to check Wal-Mart.com. Although most of the figures are now sold out, a few remain In Stock such as Leia Organa, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Lando Calrissian and Darth Vader. The price is $9.83 each.

Click on through here to see the available VOTC. Thanks to YakReader JBodz for the report.

* Edit – Boba Fett Sold Out quickly after this post was made *



New Star Wars: Episode III Pics Online 
October 28, 2004 | 12:34 AM EST | Joseph

As part of their Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith coverage, Moviefone has revealed three new pictures from the anticipated third and final George Lucas prequel. To view them, just click the link



Sandcrawlers In Stock At New Force Comics
October 27, 2004 | 10:37 PM EST | Bill

New Force Comics has the Sandcrawler in stock for the low price of $49.99.Click here to order.



Bounty Hunting Today: Hallmark Yoda Ornament
October 27, 2004 | 2:24 PM EST | Keri

Although Halloween is almost upon us, after a recent trip to my local Target I saw the beginnings of a Christmas Tree Lot being put up! This was a bit of a shock to me, but after thinking about how many days are left until Christmas I realized how much shopping I still had left to do. If you find yourself in the same predicament, then the featured auction is just the thing for you!

Today’s auction spotlight is on a harder to find, now discountinued Yoda Hallmark Keepsake Ornament. Released in 1997, the ornament is a wonderful representation of the venerable Jedi Master as we knew him training Luke on Dagobah. Complete with the original box, this is sure to be the perfect gift at a more than affordable price. Please also note that this particular auction also has a Special Edition ESB CD included.

Click on through below to give this great gift to someone special this Holiday season!

Hallmark Yoda Ornament & ESB CD



Action-HQ Newsfeed
October 27, 2004 | 8:25 AM EST | Bill

Action-HQ -bringing the Best to you FIRST with Star Wars
Kubricks Series 3, Exclusive Playskool Jedi Force X-Wing, Luke with
Speeder & lots more!

Available Now:
– Exclusive Playskool Jedi Force X-Wing for $32.95!
– Playskool Jedi Force for $21.95!
– Xmas Yoda Holiday Edition for $21.95!

Available Week of Nov 1:
– Kubricks Series 3 Set of 6 for $59.95!
– Kubricks Series 3 Box of 12 for $99.95!
– Bust Ups Set of 6 for $24.95!
– Jedi Council Scene Pack 3 for $26.95!
– Jedi Council Scene Pack 4 for $26.95!

PreOrder November-December 2004:
– Star Wars Vintage Asst #852130005 (estimated Nov 8)
Darth Vader, Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Boba Fett &
– Star Wars New Asst #851720009 (estimated Nov 15)
Feltipen Trevagg, Myo, Dannik Jerriko, Stormtrooper, Sand Trooper,
Scout Trooper, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Yoda!
– Star Wars New Asst #85172000b with 4 NEW figures plus perhaps
more New Asst before end of the year.

Click here to order.



More KB Toy Stores Closing
October 27, 2004 | 1:45 AM EST | Keri

It appears that KB Toys will be closing even more stores down in the very near future, around 200 stores to be exact. This may make it very difficult for those looking to pick up the exclusive 12″ VOTC Chewbacca from a physical store. Hopefully Chewie will be available online for everyone to order.

For a listing of the stores closing in alphabetical order of states in the US, please click on the link here and scroll the link on the page that has confirmed store closings and possible store closings listed for October 26th.

Thanks to YakReaders Vadersquest and hills4 for sending in this news report.



DVD Figure Sets on Sale 
October 26, 2004 | 9:08 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader LDPhipps sent in this report:

Hello. I just wanted to pass on that I found all 3 of the Star Wars Commemorative Trilogy DVD Collection Action Figure Sets (the ones that came out in conjunction with the release of the Trilogy DVD last month) marked down from $9.96 to $5.50 at a Wal-mart Supercenter in Summereville, SC yesterday. So, keep your eyes open for your local Wal-marts to start marking these down soon.



Revenge Of The Sith Preview Wave Figures Pictured
October 26, 2004 | 9:01 PM EST | Bill

We’ve just updated to bring you detailed photos of three of the four preview figures for Revenge of the Sith which recently surfaced on Ebay. For those who want to remain spoiler free won’t post thumbnails here, however remember click here you’ve been warned. Let’s just say if these are representative of the E3 line, we’re all going to be very happy.



Last Minute Halloween Costumes
October 26, 2004 | 10:01 AM EST | Mark B

Still haven’t decided what Star Wars character you’re going to be for Halloween this year? Well, if you make up your mind today or tomorrow,StarWarsShop.com can still get your costume (or some really cool masks/helmets) to you in time for the weekend parties!



New Star Wars Trivial Pursuit
October 26, 2004 | 9:57 AM EST | Mark B

The Gaming Report has a story about a new DVD version of Star Wars Trivial Pursuit (Along with a new Clone Wars Risk). Both will be released early next year.



SW Original Trilogy Jawa Sandcrawler!!!
October 25, 2004 | 11:34 PM EST | Joseph

In stock right now is the SW Original Trilogy Jawa Sandcrawler atEntertainmentEarth.com. This will be sure to sell out fast folks. Get it while you can.

Click here to order



Hasbro’s Q & A Update
October 25, 2004 | 8:28 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars page updated today with a brief Q & A. First on the Rabe/Dorme Question, the listing of Dorme on the back of some cards was in error which has been corrected (have fun variation hunters). The second confirms that Boba Fett should have included his missle in the Target Slave I pack, and this error has also been corrected.

Click here for their full post.



Holographic Kubrick Leia Coming
October 25, 2004 | 8:22 AM EST | Bill

Our friend Boba JP has scored the info and images of a new exclusvie figure coming from Kubrick– a holographic Princess Leia.



Brian’s Toys Newsletter #278
October 24, 2004 | 12:07 PM EST | Joseph

Dear Customers,

We have posted our latest Newsletter #278. Visit our
Newsletter at www.brianstoys.com/NL/. All in stock Star Cases now on sale now through the end of October! Regular Star Cases only $1.00 each! Large Star Case only $1.50 each!

New in stock this week, the Yoda Bust-Up! Coming soon, the Stormtrooper Mini-Bust and Luke X-Wing Mini Bust. The Saga Sandcrawler expected in in the next 2 weeks.

Other featured Star Wars include back in stock OTC Basic Figures,
select Saga 12・ POTF2 Expanded Universe and lots more including exclusives and pre-orders. New Rare Rebel Set now in stock for our vintage Star Wars. Great new 12-Backs and 20-Backs now in stock in the vintage section. Be sure to check out our entire selection on our website.

New reduced prices on all Clone Wars Animated Series Figures including the sets of figures. All in stock, complete your collection today.

Featured Master Replica items this week include the new LOTR Sting and newly reduced Emperor’s Cane & Clasp now only $149.99.

Now back in stock 9 Lord of the Rings figures from Trilogy figures to boxed TTT and ROTK figures.

Lots of GIJOE items back in stock throughout the entire section. We
have featured Spy Troops, Joe vs. Cobra, Toys R Us Exclusives and Valor vs. Venom. Wave 5 still in stock and Wave 6 now available for ordering. There are hundreds of prices reduced on Generation 1 Loose Figures and new reissued figures in stock, check out our selection on our website.



Star Wars Mini Bust – Luke Skywalker In X-Wing Pilot 
October 24, 2004 | 11:57 AM EST | Joseph

Toynk.com has the Gentle Giant Mini Bust – LUKE SKYWALKER IN X-WING PILOT GEAR. Limited Edition 7,500. Designed in 1/6 scale – Stands 6.25 inches tall. Luke Skywalker in X-Wing Pilot Gear Mini Bust. The farm boy who became a hero. Guided by the Force, his proton torpedo volley destroyed the Death Star and saved the lives of millions throughout the universe. His future is not that of an ordinary pilot, however, as he is destined to train in the ways of the Jedi and once again, rise to defeat the Dark Side. This is sure to sell out quick. To order click the link



Sandcrawler Arrives Next Week
October 23, 2004 | 10:22 PM EST | Mark B

It has been confirmed that the Diamond Comics Exclusive Hasbro Sandcrawler will be shipping this week to specialty comic book stores. Typically these stores will receive their shipments on Wednesday afternoon. So check your local (or online) stores mid-week. (FYI – Diamond Customers receive their invoices on Sunday morning by email, so they will be able to tell you if the Sandcrawler will be coming in this week’s shipment).



Darth Vader Voice Changer
October 22, 2004 | 8:07 AM EST | Mark

The new Darth Vader Voice Changer Helmet is on sale now at 35% off, $22.74 with free shipping. This is due Nov 1st.



Revenge Of The Sith Prototypes
October 21, 2004 | 8:46 PM EST | Bill

The team over at Galactic Hunter have posted images of the first ROTS figure prototypes to surface. Check them out here.



Episode III Teaser online Nov 4th!!!
October 21, 2004 | 8:06 AM EST | Jayson

StarWars.com confirms that the highly anticipated teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith will make its theatrical debut with Pixar’s The Incredibles in the U.S. and Canada on November 5. And as a special bonus, members of starwars.com Hyperspace can see it before then as the full teaser will make its world-wide debut on starwars.com the early afternoon (U.S.) of November 4. Be sure your memberships are up-to-date and hit theatres on the Nov. 5th!



Naboo Final Conflict Details
October 20, 2004 | 9:04 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars Page has updated with the details on the upcoming TRU exclusive Naboo Final Conflict pack. Click here for all the 411.



New Trilogy Coming To EU Books
October 20, 2004 | 8:12 AM EST | Bill

The Official Site has just announced the Dark Nest Trilogy by Troy Denning (Tatooine Ghost) coming to a book store near you in 2005.



More Unleashed Arrive at Target
October 19, 2004 | 12:55 PM EST | Keri

If you are still in need of some of the older Unleashed waves, your local Target might have just what you are looking for.

YakReader JedimasterKeith sends in this report:

“My local target in Missoula MT had the Luke Hoth wave today. I picked up a Hoth Luke and Chewbacca for 14.95 each and the Clone Trooper and Bossk wave were there as well. Just thought I’d pass that on.”

Of course, this may not be an occurance around the country, but its always worth a try to ask an associate at your local store if you are looking for these particular Unleashed to complete your collection. Good Luck hunting everyone!



More Holographic Exclusives
October 19, 2004 | 9:12 AM EST | Bill

Pete over at The Private Universe has delivered the goods with the skinny on two more holographic figures destined to be exclusives in 2005. One will be a new holographic Anakin from the end of ROTJ (Spirit form), the other is a holographic Vader from Empire. Check his full report here.



Attention Fans Down Under
October 19, 2004 | 9:09 AM EST | Bill

News transmission from down under.

A supply of Holographic Emperors have been located at a second
exclusive location on planet Earth. The Australian online Retailer
Case Fresh.com has obtained significant Hasbro stock of the new Emperor in all his translucent glory. At only AU$13.50 he is a must have for your OTC collection.



Could You Use Some Real Stands FREE?
October 18, 2004 | 9:47 PM EST | Bill

Before the Dark Times is giving 10 Real Stands away! They have just announced a contest running from now to Election Day based on participation in their forums. Click here for all the info.



Entertainment Earth Newsfeed
October 18, 2004 | 9:22 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Entertainment Earth: Entertainment Earth:

Exclusive Clear Yoda with Bust-Ups Series 1 Display Case (Item#
GE6955A, $104.99) http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GE6955A
Exclusive Clear Yoda with Bust-Ups Series 1 12-Pack (Item# GE6955AA,
$57.99) http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GE6955AA
Exclusive Clear Yoda with Bust-Ups Series 1 6-Pack (Item# GE6955AAA,
$32.99) http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GE6955AAA

SW Clone Wars Animated Figures Wave 1 (Item# HS85003A, $69.99)
SW Clone Wars Animated Figures Wave 1 Set (Item# HS85003AA, $29.99)

SW Clone Wars Animated Figures Wave 2 (Item# HS85003B, $69.99)
SW Clone Wars Animated Figures Wave 2 Set (Item# HS85003BB, $29.99)

GALACTIC HEROES – New images posted and updated product description:
SW Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 3 (Item# HS85208C, $82.99)
Star Wars Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Wave 3 includes 12 individually
packaged figure 2-packs loosely based on a Bounty Hunters theme: 3x
Jawa & Tusken Raider (NEW), 3x Lando Calrissian Skiff Guard Disguise & Nikto (NEW), 3x Luke Skywalker Jedi & Gamorrean Guard (NEW), 1x Boba Fett & Dengar, 1x IG-88 & Zuckuss, 1x Bossk & 4-LOM, (Subject to change).


ALL Wave 2 figures have OTC figures, but without the OTC logo! In
other words, these OTC figures indeed have new packaging (with new
names as well). A surprise is also found – a Sandtrooper that was NOT part of the OTC line. We’ve posted carded images of these for further clarification:

SW Post OTC Basic Figures Wave 2 (Item# HS85172C, $79.99)
2x Feltipern Trevagg (NEW), 2x Myo (NEW), 2x Dannik Jerriko (NEW), 1x Sandtrooper – Tatooine Search (Older figure, slightly repainted, new packaging), 1x Stormtrooper – Death Star Attack (Same figure as OTC #16, but with new packaging), 1x Scout Trooper – Endor Raid (Same figure as OTC #11, but with new packaging), 1x Han Solo – Mos Eisley Escape (Same figure as OTC #7, but with new packaging), 1x Chewbacca – Hoth Escape (Same figure as OTC #8, but with new packaging), and 1x Yoda – Dagobah Training (Same figure as OTC #2, but with new packaging). (Subject to change).

SW Post OTC Basic Figures Wave 2, Rev. 1 (Item# HS85172C1, $79.99)
2x Feltipern Trevagg (NEW), 3x Myo (NEW), 2x Dannik Jerriko (NEW), 1x Luke Skywalker – Dagobah Training (Same figure as OTC #1, but with new packaging), 1x Darth Vader – Death Star Hanger (Same figure as OTC #34, but with new packaging), 1x Han Solo – Mos Eisley Escape (Same figure as OTC #7, but with new packaging), 1x Chewbacca – Hoth Escape (Same figure as OTC #8, but with new packaging), and 1x Yoda – Dagobah Training (Same figure as OTC #2, but with new packaging). (Subject to change).

SW Post OTC Basic Figures Wave 2, Rev. 2 (Item# HS85172C2, $79.99)
3x Feltipern Trevagg (NEW), 2x Myo (NEW), 2x Dannik Jerriko (NEW), 1x Sandtrooper – Tatooine Search (Older figure, slightly repainted, new packaging), 1x Luke Skywalker – Dagobah Training (Same figure as OTC #1, but with new packaging), 1x Darth Vader – Death Star Hanger (Same figure as OTC #34, but with new packaging), 1x Stormtrooper – Death Star Attack (Same figure as OTC #16, but with new packaging), 1x Scout Trooper – Endor Raid (Same figure as OTC #11, but with new packaging) (Subject to change).

If you see them, buy them. There are now only two assortments we are guaranteed to receive because we are purchasing these from Hasbro Direct, which basically assures the quantity we ordered:

Original Trilogy Vintage Figures Wave 3 (Item# HS85213C, $89.99)

Original Trilogy Vintage Figures Wave 3, Revision 2 (Item# HS85213C3,

Our website lists just one other Vintage assortment, which we cannot
guarantee availability, but Hasbro insists they will ship these to us. As always, we won’t know anything until these actually arrive here at our warehouse:Original Trilogy Vintage Figures Wave 2.5 (Item# HS85213B2, $89.99)

Lots of cancellations recently. Demand outweighs supply these days. OTC figures will be hard to find this holiday season. My advice? Buy In-Stock OTC items before they disappear for good.



Free Clone Wars Kit Fisto
October 18, 2004 | 8:41 PM EST | Bill

From Coffins to Blisters is having their first giveaway — a Clone Wars Kit Fisto shirtless action figure. They have just updated their review section as well. Click here ot check it out.



NEW Before the Helmet Image
October 18, 2004 | 3:33 PM EST | Jayson


This last Friday’s photo is entitled “Jango’s Legacy” which shows (highlight to read) a composited shot of Temeura Morrison as a Clone Pilot of a ARC170 Fighter, which shows several key influences of what will be TIE Pilot Helmets and X-Wing helmets



Y-Wing in Stock at Amazon
October 18, 2004 | 10:21 AM EST | Mark B


The TRU exclusive is currently listed as shipping in 24 hours over at Amazon.com. This ship is a great deal at $29.99 and including the Gold Leader action figure. I saw one of these recently at my local TRU and it is one really nice ship. I personally like the fact that the engines are complete in the box so it makes a much nicer display piece than the old Target Y-Wing which you had to remove from the box in order to display it complete.



Droids Fossil Watch
October 18, 2004 | 10:08 AM EST | Mark B

StarWarsShop.com is selling the new limited edition “Droids” Fossil Watch. With the holidays coming, this is a great gift for that Star Wars Fan on your list!



Playskool Galactic Heroes Wave 4
October 17, 2004 | 6:53 PM EST | Joseph

Our friends over at Galactic Hunter.com has new hi-res pics of Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Tusken Raider, the Skiff Guard Nikto, and Jawa. To check them out click here



Genndy Tartakovsky Interview
October 17, 2004 | 12:29 AM EST | Keri

There is a very interesting interview over at Animation Insider. with Clone Wars Cartoon creator Genndy Tartakovsky. In the interview, Tartakovsky speaks about his Emmy wins for Clone Wars and Samurai Jack, as well as the next season of eagerly awaited Clone Wars episodes, in which he gives away no spoilers. Also briefly discussed is Tartakovsky’s role in the upcoming live-action and CG full-length film of the beloved Japanese anime Astroboy.

You may read the entire interview by clicking the link here.



Q&A in progress
October 16, 2004 | 3:46 PM EST | Muse

I’m working on the next Q&A. If you have something on your mind, please send it in here!



Bounty Hunting Today: Don Post Yoda Latex Mask
October 15, 2004 | 5:17 PM EST | Keri

Hmmm…seek Yoda do you? Halloween costume you say? Take you to him I will!

As you can see I am quite a fan of the little green Jedi Master myself and it is more than fitting to feature a vintage Don Post Latex mask for the upcoming festivities on Halloween. The mask itself was released in 1980, after Yoda’s popular debut in the best Episode in the Trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back. The mask is made of flexible latex and captures Yoda’s likeness very well, with bright eyes, and even the white hair and of course long ears. Although wearing the mask today may not be what you have in mind, it looks great on display with other Yoda or Jedi Master collectibles.

Click on through the link below to add Yoda to your collection today!

Don Post Yoda Latex Mask



Action HQ Newsfeed
October 14, 2004 | 8:39 AM EST | Bill

New this week at Action-HQ :

STAR WARS Naboo Final Combat!
AHQ is bringing it to you FIRST with this exclusive Naboo Final Combat 4-pack! Months in advance are retooled Captain Tarpals with Kaadu, Naboo Royal Guard, Gungan Warrior and Battle Droid.
Click here to order



Upcoming Hasbro Releases
October 14, 2004 | 8:33 AM EST | Bill

The team over at Action HQ have put together a list of Hasbro’s upcoming Star Wars releases– based on this it looks like a few things, like the Jedi Council scene wave 3 and 4 have been slightly delayed:

release date : end of the month
Unleashed Figure
854630000 SW UNLEASHED DOOKU 2pcs
854640000 SW UNLEASHED MACE 2pcs
854660000 SW UNLEASHED VADER 2pcs
Eash Case 6 pcs

#32162 (1/11/2004)
Eash Case 6pcs

#32163 (1/11/2004)
Eash Case 6pcs

#851720009 (14/11/2004)
853230000 SW E3 BASIC FIGURE BF04 2.00pcs
853240000 SW E3 BASIC FIGURE BF05 2.00pcs
853250000 SW E3 BASIC FIGURE BF06 2.00pcs
854940000 SW BASIC FIGURE HAN SOLO 1.00pcs
854960000 SW BASIC FIGURE YODA 1.00pcs

85172000b (1/12/2004)
853620000 8 4.00pcs
853630000 9 2.00pcs
853610000 10 2.00pcs
853650000 11 4.00pcs

#852130005 (7/11/2004)
852350000 SW VINTAGE ESB DARTH VADER 1.00pcs
852380000 SW VINTAGE ROTJ R2-D2 1.00pcs
852380000 SW VINTAGE ROTJ BOBA FETT 2.00pcs
eash case 8pcs



Y-Wing In Stock Now
October 13, 2004 | 9:51 PM EST | Mark

The new Return of the Jedi 3.75″ Red Y-Wing Gold Leader is in stock now.



Unleashed In Stock
October 13, 2004 | 7:42 AM EST | Mark

Over at KBtoys.com they have in the following items…
Unleashed: Aayla Secura
Unleashed: Bossk
Unleashed: Tusken Raider



Slave I Now Landing at Target!
October 12, 2004 | 8:19 PM EST | Keri


Thanks to everyone for their reports in finding the new Slave I at Target stores across the USA. Special thanks to YakReader John who sent in the above pic and this report:

“I just purchased a OTC Slave 1 at the Target store in Jackson Michigan. There were none on the shelves and I took a photo of the overstock before calling an employee to bring some down. They are priced at $29.99.”

I saw the same thing at my local Target, with toys overstocked everywhere already for the Christmas Holiday Shopping Season. There are definetly enough of these to go around, so if you would like one get to a local Target for a toy run!



Green Clone Trooper Bust at Star Wars Shop
October 12, 2004 | 9:21 AM EST | Mark B

StarWarsShop.com is listing the long ago sold out Green Clone Trooper Mini Bust as IN STOCK. Look under “RESIN BUSTS AND FIGURES” on their website. There must be just a few of these left over from the original run, so hurry over there NOW if you want one.

UPDATE: It appears that the Green Trooper Busts at Star Wars Shop was an error. We received this Email from the Star Wars Shop which they are sending to everyone who ordered:

Dear Customer,

We are writing to inform you that a database error occurred on StarWarsShop.com on October 11, incorrectly placing the Gentle Giant Green Clone Trooper Bust for sale. Unfortunately, StarWarsShop does not have this product in inventory, and we will be canceling this item from your order. We have corrected the error and the product has been removed from the site.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and would like to extend you a 10% discount off of your next purchase with the following code: _________________. This code will expire on 10/27/04, is associated with your personal account, and can be redeemed with your next purchase.

Please let us know if you have an questions.


Customer Service




Wal-Mart’s Got The New OTC
October 12, 2004 | 8:12 AM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Brian wrote in to let us know:

Just got home from my local Wal-mart and after weeks of searching, I finally found the last three figures I need to “complete” my collection – until the POST OTC Wave hits stores that is.

Anyway, they had 6 or 7 cases on the pallet, all with 84715A00K on them. “SW BASIC FIGURES ASST W9A R1 (2004)” I wasn’t sure if I knew what wave it was but I asked an associate if I could open one since their was room on the shelf to stock some figures. With much delight, it was the wave I was looking for! (I was looking for wave 11). Inside it contained
(3) Han Solo [AT-ST] (OTC #35), (3) General Madine (OTC #36),
(3) Lando Calrissian [General] (OTC #37), and (3) Princess Leia [Bespin] (OTC #18).

I am picky on paint jobs, and I have to say having 3 of each to choose, none of them were painted very well (Mostly the eyes or the hairlines). I went ahead and bought 1 of each – I figured I could always go back later since they have so many cases of each!

Sorry for the long story, just excited. Also, got my Emperor Palpatine Hologram in the mail the other day…



Action-HQ Newsfeed
October 11, 2004 | 11:21 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Action-HQ 

Action-HQ.com -bringing the Best to you First with Kotobukiya Han
Solo and Naboo Final Combat!

Available Now:
– Kotobukiya 1/7 Scale Pre-Painted Vinyl Kit Figure Han Solo for
– Naboo Final Combat 4-Pack (ToysRUS Exclusive) almost 2 months
ahead for only $29.95!
– Post-OTC Figures at $13.95!

And don’t forget to check out our other recently released items!

Click here to order.



Galaxies Go To Light Speed
October 11, 2004 | 10:28 PM EST | Bill

The Official Site has posted all of the 411 on the upcoming add on for Star Wars Galaxies. Light Speed allows you to choose any number of ships from sporty to menacing. Check it out here.



Dark Horse 05 Comics Ring In The New Year
October 11, 2004 | 10:24 PM EST | Bill

Dark Horse’s offerings for 05 look to surpass their already high standards:

Empire will feature a prequel local (Jabiim) in an Original Trilogy setting

January 19 brings Anakin vs Durge in Star Wars Obsession

Republic will bring Morgukai Anzati!

Check out all the details here.



New Art of Revenge
October 11, 2004 | 9:40 PM EST | Jayson


The Official Site updates this today with a new Art of Revenge photo for Hyperspace subscribers. Highlight to read this week’s photo titled “High Culture from the Depths” shows an revealing illustration of a Mon Calamari underwater dancer

For all you non-Hyperspace Subscribers, last week’s photo “Juggernaut Unleashed” is now available to you as well.



The Mon Cal Carrier That Could Have Been
October 11, 2004 | 9:11 PM EST | Bill

Behind The Toys has posted pics of a truly amazing item – A hand built built 3-D model of a proposed Star Wars Mon Calamari vehicle used in a presentation to Lucasfilm.

The detail is absolutely incredible and it makes the mind wander to
think what could have been! View this great piece in the BTT Archive.



Before The Dark Times
October 11, 2004 | 8:53 PM EST | Bill

Jim Brady here, formerly of artoosnews.com and bountyhunter.com has launched a new site Before The Dark Times.com. We would like to welcome him back to the fan page community and wish them all the best. Check it out here.



Federation Toys Newsfeed
October 11, 2004 | 8:49 PM EST | Bill

This just in from Federation Toys:

just wanted to say hi and let you know that we have a LOT OF new items in stock. (see below for the list). we are taking PRE-ORDERS ON NEW master replica’s items coming soon. we are also clearing out some other master replicas items check site for details. we have a limited number of the star wars celebration II souvenir program collector’s books. this is going to be a busy year, THE OTC (VINTAGE BOX packaging) WAVES SHOULD BE SHIPPING TO US SOON. we have a lot of new figures on the way and some older ones, also master replicas has a lot of new very cool items coming out make sure to stay tuned for details.

Click here to order.