November 2004 Archive

Titanium To Be Wal-Mart Exclusive
November 30, 2004 | 8:23 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars Page has updated with the 411 on the first wave of the Titanum die-cast line, including packaged photos. Oh, and it will be a Wal-Mart exclusive– looks like Wal-Mart was pleased with the sales of the OTC figure cases. Click here for more.



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
November 30, 2004 | 2:18 PM EST | Bill

This just in from the Big Bad Toy Store:

Hi – Here is a quick update from about some
great new arrivals!

STAR WARS: We’ve received more of the POST OTC figures including: Rabe’, Sly Moore, Yarva, Pablo Jill, Queen Amidala and very limited stock of some newer Post OTC figures. The OTC #38 Imperial Trooper and #32 Lando Skiff figures have just arrived, many other OTC figures are in stock and we’ve also restocked and lowered the pricing on a variety of OTC Vintage figures. Vintage Lando, Stormtrooper, and Darth Vader are in stock, prices have been lowered on Vintage: Boba Fett, Chewbacca, R2, Yoda, and Obi-Wan.


There is plenty of time to receive orders in time for the holidays. The 4.99 rate shipping will get your orders delivered on-time throughout the next few weeks and International Orders through express mail will arrive with plenty of time to spare. For international customers, now is a good time to take advantage of the favorable exchange rates! We’ve hired additional warehouse employees to move packages through faster and we look forward to providing great items to friends and family who’d enjoy a few nice toys and figures as gifts for the holidays.

Thanks for your interest in and be sure to check out the new items.

Click here to order.



Bounty Hunting Today: Death Star Gun Prop
November 30, 2004 | 1:21 PM EST | Keri

I always like looking for the unusual items from the multitude of Star Wars items that have been produced, whether meant for purchase by the masses or the fascinating internal cast, crew and actual prop items used in the film.

Today’s auction is for a Death Star Gun Tower screen used movie prop from A New Hope. While it would be the coolest thing ever to recieve this as a Christmas gift, I know that most collectors including myself simply cannot afford an item in this price range. However, with that being said it is still enjoyable to see offered as most props are stashed away in the Lucasfilm archives.

Click on through to see a nice piece of movie history from the space station that appeared to be a small moon!

Death Star Gun Tower Prop from A New Hope



Clone Wars Wave III Figures Available for Order
November 29, 2004 | 10:29 PM EST | Mark B has the third wave of Clone Wars Animated Figures now available for order. The first 2 waves were originally Target exclusives, but this third wave is now available over at You can almost think of this set as a “Pre-Sneak Peek” Set since it includes one of the Episode III villians, General Grevious.



Newest OTC In Stock
November 29, 2004 | 8:23 PM EST | Mark

Over at Amazon…

Return of the Jedi Original Trilogy Figure: Bib Fortuna
A New Hope Original Trilogy Figure: Darth Vader
The Empire Strikes Back Original Trilogy Figure: Cloud Car Pilot
Return of the Jedi Original Trilogy Figure: Gamorrean Guard
Return of the Jedi Original Trilogy Figure: Slave Leia



Newest Post OTC In Stores New
November 29, 2004 | 3:00 PM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Jake sent in this report:

Hello I just found the newest wave of figures at Target today in Brookfield Wi. The new case had a recarded 1x Yoda Dagobah training, 1x Han Solo Mos Eisley Escape, 1x Chewbacca, 1x Biker Scout, 1x Stormtrooper, 1x Sandtrooper, 2x Myo (cantina alien), 2x Dannik Jerriko(cantina alien) and 2x Fettipern Trevaqq(cantina alien). All of these are numbered to be a part of a new line continuing after the Sly Moore and Pablo Jill wave that just hit Toys R Us.



Armored Buddy?
November 29, 2004 | 8:47 AM EST | Bill

It looks like the buddy line is returning for Revenge of the Sith. In this auction a sample of a clone trooper buddy has appeared on Ebay. Looks like 2005 will be a great year for Star Wars toys.



26 Days Left Till X-Mas
November 29, 2004 | 7:42 AM EST | Mark

I will be highlighting a sale item from somewhere on the internet as X-Mas ideas for the holiday…

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Gamecube) $19.99 Normally $49.99
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (XBox) $29.99 Normally $49.99



Unleashed Leia In Stock at
November 28, 2004 | 1:08 PM EST | Keri


If you are still looking for the very popular Unleashed Slave Leia, she is back in stock at for $14.88. Thanks to a YakReader for the heads up.



Brian’s Toys Newsletter #283
November 27, 2004 | 11:30 PM EST | Joseph

We have posted our latest Newsletter #283. Visit our
Newsletter at

The new Holiday Jawa is now available for Pre-Order! Our shipment
will be arriving next week just in time for the holidays! Order now
for only $24.99! Also in stock Basic Carded General Madine, Han AT-
ST Driver, Lando General and Leia Bespin. New Set of 12 Classic
Carded Figures makes a great gift for the new collector, available
for $179.99!

The Clone Wars Yoda Maquette is still in stock for only $59.99.
Other Star Wars featured items this week include Clone Wars Boxed
Geonosian Fighter, CW Boxed Hailfire Droid, Saga Star Tours G2-4T
and R4-M9, Saga carded R1-G4 and Stormtrooper Death Star Chase. Saga
12″ Wholesale Case is available including: Biker Scout x 1, Ewoks x
1, Luke Jedi x 2, Yoda x 2 for $129.99 per case. If your order 5 or
more cases they are only $114.99 per case. POTJ carded Anakin with
Droid, Aurra Sing and Ben Kenobi (Episode IV) are featured along
with the EP1 Ki-Adi Mundi, Mace Windu, Naboo Royal Security and
POTF2 Commtech Wuher, EU Darktrooper, EU Imperial Sentinel, EU Kyle
Katarn and Boba Fett Riddell Helmet.

This weeks featured vintage includes carded ESB Bossk C-9.5 German,
ESB Bossk C-9+ Palitoy 45-Back (no logo on front), ROTJ Boba Fett C-
9.5 (Palitoy Card, Tri-Logo Figures, Space Scene), ROTJ Luke
Skywalker C-9 (Desert Scene, Yellow Hair, Palitoy) and Tri-Logo IG-
88 C-8.5/9. Please see our website for more details. 12″ Darth Vader
MISB C-7.5 just in for $375.00.



New 12″ Chewbacca Found
November 27, 2004 | 9:58 PM EST | Mark B

Yak Reader “Blue Snaggletooth” found the new KB Exclusive VOTC 12″ Chewbacca today in Burbank, California. So, if you are lucky enough to still have a KB in your area, be on the lookout for this new item.



Don’t Forget Your Free Silver Vader
November 27, 2004 | 10:06 AM EST | Mark B

Hey, as you are shopping for some great Holiday gifts, don’t forget that you can get a FREE Silver Darth Vader at All you have to do is purchase $19.99 worth of Star Wars items and you get one free! Details on how to get it are on the Silver Darth Vader product page.



Bounty Hunting Today: POTF Chewbacca Bowcaster
November 26, 2004 | 1:40 PM EST | Keri

If you have seen the Episode III teaser trailer, it is was made clear that a certain favorite character from the classic Trilogy would be making a triumphant return to the Star Wars Universe on the big screen. While I know I am counting down the days until the premiere of the final chapter in the Star Wars film saga, I am doing my best to wait patiently like everyone else.

While I am waiting and attempting to quietly shop for Christmas bargains online (truly avoiding the rush of “Black Friday”) I just happened to find myself surfing around on the good old tried and true Ebay. As usual, I found many a nice item there to add to my watch list and to share with all you wonderful YakReaders today.

Back in 1996 when Kenner was still Kenner and the POTF line was still young, a few really awesome role-playing sets were available. Plans for some similar role-playing sets with toy weapons were drawn up and conceptualized in 1985 when the original POTF line was fading from the retail shelves. The modern day role-playing sets are everything the old designs had intended and more.

Of the sets made, today’s auction features the Luke and Chewbacca sets mint in box. The other set made was a Boba Fett that included plastic armor. The Luke set has a blaster that “shoots” foam suction cupped ammo, a set of Macrobinoculars and utility belt. The Chewbacca set is the Wookie’s own Bowcaster which also “shoots” the same foam suction cupped ammo. While these sets are not exactly prop replica accurate, they are still fun to add to a collection or best of all allow a child to play with and recreate scenes from some of the best movies I know!

1996 Kenner POTF Luke and Chewbacca Role-Playing Sets



I Love This Shirt!
November 25, 2004 | 12:42 PM EST | Mark B is offering a couple of new Kids size shirts – one for girls of Princess Leia, and the one that I HAVE to get my son….Darth Vader…. Order them now from



Circle April 2 on Your Calendar!
November 25, 2004 | 12:39 PM EST | Mark B

Looks like that is going to be the official street date of Episode III merchandise.Star Wars .com has a story detailing the book releases that will be out that day. You can expect to see announcements coming soon for other items!! (Now the question is, do you buy the books that day and read them, or keep them on your shelf until AFTER you see the movie?)



Happy Turkey Day!
November 25, 2004 | 12:31 PM EST | Mark B

To all of our readers in the US – a very happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the day and try not to eat too much Turkey and Pumpkin Pie!

And be on the lookout for some great deals tomorrow on “Black Friday” at retail…….



NEW Republic Gunship from Code3
November 24, 2004 | 6:10 PM EST | Jayson

Code 3 Collectibles has announced the Republic Gunship from AOTC as the next in it’s highly-detailed line of Star Wars Replicas. The Republic Gunship will be limited to 2500 pieces and priced at 285 credits ($285.00) and will available for order December 27th! Photos are pending.



Sale At Amazon
November 24, 2004 | 9:11 AM EST | Mark

Lego Star Wars AT-AT (4483) On sale for $49.97 (50% off)
LEGO Star Wars: Darth Maul (10018) On sale for $74.97 (50% off)

Also, here are the lastest figures and Cinema Scenes…
Star Wars Classic Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: R2-D2
Star Wars Classic Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Stormtrooper

Jedi Council Scene III
Jedi Council Scene IV

Episode III Basic Figure: Pablo Jill (Geonosis Arena)
Episode III Basic Figure: Queen Amidala (Celebration Ceremony
Episode III Basic Figure: Yarua (Coruscant Senate)
Episode III Basic Figure: Rabe (Queen’s Chambers)
Episode III Basic Figure: Sly Moore (Coruscant Senate)



Target Wake-Up Call from Vader
November 23, 2004 | 1:14 PM EST | Keri

After stuffing yourself on Thanksgiving Day with wonderful turkey and all the trimmings, you still want to go out and catch all the great deals on the biggest shopping day of the year, Lord Vader himself can give you a wake-up call for free!

Target is offering a free wake-up call service to wake you up at a time specified by you so you have plenty of time to make it out and grab all the bargains you can on Friday. Amongst the celebrities offering their talents to wake you up, Vader also joins the service for a Sith style wake-up.

If you would like to see the humorous video with Vader and Heidi Klum or sign up for this service, click on through this link to the Target website here.



Holiday Yoda Available at Star Wars Shop Online
November 22, 2004 | 5:12 PM EST | Keri

If you missed the Santa Yoda action figure last year or are searching for a special gift for the Star Wars fan in your life look no further than our own friendly neighborhood online official Star Wars Shop.

Amongst the many holiday goodies the website has offered for sale, this Santa Yoda drawn by Ralph McQuarrie for a Lucasfilm Christmas card captures the spirit of the season with a special Star Wars flair.

If you need any more incentive to order from this holiday, they have a great promotion going on now courtesy of the little green guy himself! When you order products from you will receive a FREE gift with purchase from Yoda’s gift box, which include items from the Lucasfilm archives like The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi Film Cells, Return of the Jedi Motion Cards, Micro Machine Toys, Classic Star Wars Book Plates, Checkbook Covers, Tomy Toys, Pins, Patches and much more. While supplies last of course!

Click on through below to add this to that special someone’s stocking this year!

Holiday Yoda Action Figure



Unofficial 2005 Star Wars Product List Surfaces
November 21, 2004 | 1:49 AM EST | Bill

The French site Star Wars Universe has updated with a list of next year’s Star Wars product– including what’s in each wave and when they will be released. Needless to say, major spoiler warnings apply. Click here for more.



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
November 21, 2004 | 1:32 AM EST | Bill

This just in from The Big Bad Toy Store:

MASTER REPLICA: New M.R. items in stock. The .45 Scaled Darth Maul Battle Damaged and Count DookuLightsabers have each arrived and are available for $34.99. Click here to order.



Action-HQ Newsfeed
November 18, 2004 | 8:00 AM EST | Bill

This just in from -bringing the Best to you FIRST this Holiday with NEW
Star Wars Asst & Die Cast Vehicles, Transformer BinalTechs &
Exclusives, Holiday Kiddy Packages & lots more!

Additional Holiday Offers:
– $10 Rebate Offer Set of 2 Dragon Ball Z 12 inch Figures Songoku
and Trunks. $10 per HUGE figure after Rebate!
– Kiddy Packages: Get set of 2 items of Doraemon, Hamtaro & Hello
Kitty for just $8.95 each! Great for kids stocking stuffers!
– Holiday Bi-Monthly Specials include Transformer Energons, Star
Wars Galactic Heroes & Rockman figures w/slot chip! 2 weeks only!

New Items:
– Star Wars newest asst including Myo, Dannik Jerriko & Feltipern
Trevagg! Also just released are new Vintage figures plus 3 months
ahead of the US is the set of 4 die cast Titanium Vehicles!
– Transformers Alternator Swindle and BinalTech Swindle and Blue
Tracks available now! Also is Figure King Mag w/Exclusive KT Silver
Convoy Bust! And available next Monday is newest asst of
– GI Joe 12″ and 4″ figures available now on Special at 25% OFF till
November 30! Over 20 products added!

PreOrder Nov-Dec:
– Alien VS Predator Snap Kit Figures from Japan!
– Batman set of 4 Kia Asamiya Figures, set of 5 trading figures &
movie Kubricks series 1!
– Battlestar Galactica set of 5 ships from Konomi Japan!
– Dead or Alive series 2, Devil May Cry series 2 and Hellsing trading
– Mickey and Minnie Hidamawari solar bobbing head figures!
– Evangelion Xmas figures!
And Full Metal Alchemist, Ghost in the Shell, Godzilla, Spawn 19 (Asia Re-Issue), Saint Seiya, Star Trek, Trigun and lots more!

Start off here for your Holiday shopping:



Animated Clone Wars Wave 3
November 17, 2004 | 11:44 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars Page updated today with the 411 on Animated Clone Wars Wave 3– this time it’s got 4, no wait, 5, no how able 6 figures! That’s right– the reason for the extra 2 figures is the clone trooper will be available in 3 color variations. Click here for more.



Ebay/MR Exclusive Chrome .45 Scale Luke Lightsaber
November 17, 2004 | 1:15 PM EST | Keri

In case you have somehow missed picking up the all chrome .45 Scale Master Replicas Luke ROTJ Lightsaber on Ebay, you still plenty of time to get one now. These are among the more limited number of the smaller .45 scale Lightsabers produced. Only 1,500 have been made and are currently being auctioned off on good old Ebay. There are still over 1,000 available at the affordable price of $49.99 each. If you are looking for a Christmas present for the fan who seemingly has everything, this may be just the auction for you! Click the link below to purchase one today!

Master Replicas Star Wars Lightsaber Ebay Exclusive



NEW Art of Revenge
November 16, 2004 | 7:57 AM 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 “Signal Difficulties” shows an Art Department concept composite, Obi-Wan Kenobi must make a technical adjustment to some transmission equipment as the regular Jedi Temple IT team is unavailable to assist.



Super Size Me!
November 16, 2004 | 7:54 AM EST | Jayson

Hyperspace members, head to you are now able to view the XL, MEGA, SUPER-DUPER, MAXI-SIZE ROTS Teaser Trailer. You can now pick out more details than ever before!



Revenge Of The Sith Figures Carded
November 15, 2004 | 10:24 PM EST | Bill

Much earlier than with E2, ROTS carded figures have already hit Ebay

We’ve just updated with the photos for your viewing pleasure. Spoiler warning applies as usual. Click here to check them out.



Jedi Cinema Scenes 3 and 4 In Stock
November 15, 2004 | 7:22 AM EST | Mark

Here are the lastest figures and Cinema Scenes…

Jedi Council Scene III
Jedi Council Scene IV

Episode III Basic Figure: Pablo Jill (Geonosis Arena)
Episode III Basic Figure: Queen Amidala (Celebration Ceremony
Episode III Basic Figure: Yarua (Coruscant Senate)
Episode III Basic Figure: Rabe (Queen’s Chambers)
Episode III Basic Figure: Sly Moore (Coruscant Senate)



NEW Before the Helmet
November 11, 2004 | 9:37 PM EST | Jayson


This Before The Helmet photo is entitled “Degrees of ARC” which shows (highlight to read) a detailed digital shot of the ARC-170 Starfighter which boosts 2 rear facing cannons, three crewmen and an Astromech droid



Playskool Goes Tatooine
November 10, 2004 | 9:33 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars Page updated today with photos of the next wave of the Playskool figures line… Luke Jedi, Nitko, Gamorreans, it’s all here short of the great slug himself. Check it out here.



Still Looking for VOTC Boba Fett?
November 10, 2004 | 1:14 AM EST | Mark B

This is one I haven’t been able to snag anywhere until today! has these listed as “In Stock” and can be purchased as individual figures (rather than having to purchase an entire case). Click on “New Arrivals” at for details!



Metal Is Back
November 9, 2004 | 10:07 PM EST | Bill

Die-Cast Metal vehicles return to the Star Wars line– and now they’re called Titanium. Check them all out here.



The Sith Figures Keep Surfacing
November 9, 2004 | 9:43 PM EST | Bill

It seems the ROTS figures keep appearing– this time it’s Anakin and a Superarticulated Clone, along with weapons for some not quite so secret characters making their prequel debut. Check them out here.



More Episode III Updates at
November 9, 2004 | 6:19 PM EST | Keri

YakReader Ken shares this new information with us regarding more ROTS “teasing”. There are a few more Episode III related updates over at The Official Site. There have been sentences and photos added to the Databank portion of the site to the characters entries of Anakin, Padme, Obi-Wan, Bail, Palpatine and Greivous. If you are spoiler sensitive, you have been warned. Also they have updated with a nice new Art of Revenge entry which is very cool.



Revenge of the Sith Trailer Available to All
November 8, 2004 | 2:56 PM EST | Keri

If you have yet to see the Revenge of the Sith teaser trailer, head on over and see all the excitement for yourself! Looks to be intriguing…only about 6 more months to wait for the completed film!



Bounty Hunting Today: Vader Necktie!
November 8, 2004 | 2:51 PM EST | Keri

It’s hard to believe that Halloween has come and gone and now Thanksgiving and Christmas are practically upon us! If you are anything like me, you still haven’t started shopping for anyone on your list and are in a state of shock at the sheer amount of people you would like to give a special gift. It always seems that Dad can be the toughest person to get a great gift for, and in a fit of desperation you think of the old tried and true gift of what else but a necktie! However, being your very own Father you cannot buy him the usual paisley pattern, he must be cool and stand out in a crowd with a smashing Vader necktie!

Today’s featured auction answers all your requirements for the necktie gift in style. This particular Vader necktie comes with its very own matching tin keepsake gift box as well as a numbered certificate of authenticity. This isn’t just any old liscened necktie, there were only 5000 of them made in 1995 by Ralph Marlin. The artwork is a classic image from A New Hope and will be sure to put a smile on the face of the receipient of this great gift!

Click on through below to bid on this auction and check one person off your gift-giving list!

Vader Ltd Edition Ralph Marlin Silk Necktie



More OTC Online…
November 6, 2004 | 6:55 AM EST | Mark

In stock now are the following….

Star Wars Galactic Heroes 2-Pack Figures: Stormtroopers

Star Wars Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Boba Fett
Original Trilogy Collection Figure: Jawas
Original Trilogy Collection Figure: Tusken Raider
Original Trilogy Collection Figure: Bossk
Original Trilogy Collection Figure: Lobot
Star Wars Original Trilogy Collection Figure: Imperial Trooper



Chrome Gentle Giant Jango Available!!
November 5, 2004 | 12:49 AM EST | Mark B has the former MBNA Credit Card exclusive Gentle Giant Chrome Jango Fett bust available for order. (I’ve seen these go as high as $400 on Ebay!!). Hurry over NOW and order, these will be sold out immediately!!!



Episode III Teaser online Nov 4th!!!
November 4, 2004 | 2:12 PM EST | Jayson

Head to and view scenes from the last chapter in the Star Wars Saga! Unbelieveable!!!



Action HQ Newsfeed
November 4, 2004 | 9:16 AM EST | Bill

This just in from -bringing the Best to you FIRST with Jedi Council 3
and 4 plus Convention Exclusive Spirit of the Rebellion Bust-Ups!

Available NOW:
-Jedi Council Scene Pack 3 and Jedi Council Scene Pack 4. Only
$26.95 each!
-Convention Exclusive Spirit of the Rebellion Bust-Ups set of 4.
Transparent and limited to 5,000 sets. Just $24.95!

Rescent Release:
-Unleashed Bossk, Tusken Raider, Bossk and Red Storm Trooper!
-Playskool Exclusive X-Wing and Luke with Speeder Bike!
Click here to order.



E3 Trailer On TV Tomorrow Night
November 4, 2004 | 12:08 AM EST | Bill

Yak Reader Movieguy sent in this report:

The Star Wars: Episode III trailer is going to be shown on Access Hollywood tomorrow night, in addition to being available on Star (only to paying Hyperspace members of course). It will also be in theaters this weekend with The Incredibles.

UPDATE: Yak Reader 79tranzamman gave us the heads-up that it will also be on MTV’s Total Request Live at 5:00!



Hasbro Unveils Unleashed ReCards
November 3, 2004 | 9:55 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars Page updated today with carded images of the soon to be reissued Mace Windu, Darth Vader, and Count Dooku– all of them feature outstanding artwork like we’ve come to expect on Unleashed cards. Check them out here.



OTC 12″ Chewie Makes His Debut
November 2, 2004 | 9:00 PM EST | Bill

Hasbro’s Star Wars page updated today with boxed photos and details on the 4th 12″ OTC figure– Chewbaca a KB Toys exclusive. Click here for more.



Silver Vader, Naboo 4-pack and More..
November 2, 2004 | 8:52 AM EST | Mark

Here are some 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

Naboo Final Conflict 4-Pack (Exclusive)

Star Wars Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Stormtrooper
Star Wars Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Boba Fett
Star Wars Trilogy Collection 3.75″ Figure: Chewbacca
Also they have the Sandcrawler in Stock…



Land of the Free
November 2, 2004 | 7:34 AM EST | Jayson

On this Election Day, be sure to get out and vote. Exercising your right to vote is one of the most American and Patriotic duties you can perform and we all have the power to shape our futures and the futures of our children. Many people have given their lives for us to have this chance… honor their memories and our country. Let your voice be heard!



Federation Toys Newsfeed
November 1, 2004 | 9:10 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 that are 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 still in stock.

THE OTC (VINTAGE BOX packaging) we SHOULD BE receiving more SOON. we have a lot of new figures on the way and some older ones, along with a lot of new pictures. also master replicas has a lot of new very cool items coming out make sure to stay tuned for details.



Naboo Final Conflict In Stock At TRU
November 1, 2004 | 3:21 PM EST | Bill

We’ve gotten a number of reports of the Naboo Final Conflict multi-pack in stock at TRU stores across the country. Remember this set includes reissues of the Gungan Warrior, Naboo Royal Guard, Battle Droid (tan), a revised Captain Tarpals with articulated knees, and a revised Kaadu with the tail feathers.