October 2008 Archive

ANH Preview Images
October 31, 2008 | 11:20 PM EST | Justin2

Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have put together a nice gallery of the upcoming ANH figures that will be released soon. Check them out HERE.



Slave Leia?????
October 31, 2008 | 2:58 PM EST | Mark

Over at Sideshow.. a 1/4 scale premium Slave Leia… Get it NOW!!!



Clone Wars Episode #5: Rookies 
October 31, 2008 | 12:57 PM EST | Jayson

Last week’s new Clone Wars Episode “Rookies” is now streaming at StarWars.com. Just a reminder, since tonight is Halloween, there is no new or rebroadcast episodes of Clone Wars airing tonight. Look for the Clone Wars to return next week with Episode 6: “Downfall of a Droid” which can also bepreviewed at StarWars.com.



New TLC Comic Packs Found
October 31, 2008 | 10:55 AM EST | Jayson


This just in from Yak Reader Marc C.

Just wanted to let you and your readers know that I found all 4 of the newest Hasbro Star Wars action figure Comic Packs yesterday at a Target in the Saint Louis MO. area. I found only 1 of each set plus an extra of the Shadows/Empire Leia/Xizor set. The paint aps on this wave seem to be an improvement over the last wave.

Thanks for the report Marc!

Just a reminder, this wave consists of Grand Admiral Thrawn & Talon Karrde, Princess Leia & Prince Xizor, Darth Vader & Grand Moff Tracheta, Princess Leia & Darth Vader (White).



Happy Halloween!
October 31, 2008 | 10:26 AM EST | Justin2


The Yakface forums are busy with Halloween activities that are winding down – first, there’s still a bit of time to join in the fun with Yakstravaganza that ends on Sunday. Need an idea for your entry? Then check out a cool article at Starwars.com that shows how to make your own Yoda pumpkinHERE.

Don’t forget also, the Halloween Yakfinities Customizing Challenge also lasts through the weekend!



New Legacy A New Hope Wave Images
October 30, 2008 | 8:03 PM EST | Jayson



Hasbro revealed carded and loose of a few new images today from the upcoming A New Hope Wave. Featured are Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise. Both of these figure are modified versions of the TAC Stormtrooper now with an updated holster to better hold the blaster. Click the images above for a closer look.



Latest Clone Wars And Legacy Rumors
October 29, 2008 | 8:19 PM EST | Bill

Our friends over at Rebelscum have gotten the newest rumors together on what we may be able to look forward to in 2009 and beyond in the Clone Wars and Legacy basic figure lines. It looks like we’ll see more Clone Wars figures next year, and a certain team from Dark Horse’s comics grace the Legacy line. Check it all out here.



StarWarsShop.com Non-Mint Sale
October 29, 2008 | 8:02 PM EST | Jayson

StarWarsShop.com has reloaded their bargain area today with several scratch ‘n’ dent items. Here are some of the highlights:

Clone Wars Yoda On Kybuck $49.99
SSC Yoda vs. Count Dooku Diorama $89.99
Republic Commando Figure 7-Pack $26.00
Exclusive Senate Guard ARTFX Statue $49.99
Kotobukiya Pewter Painted Vader $29.99

And many more!

Head on over and see what deals you may find!



Gentle Giant Exclusives Now Available at Forbidden Planet!
October 29, 2008 | 7:51 PM EST | Jayson

From Gentle Giant, Forbidden Planet’s exclusive Galactic Marine is now available to purchase atwww.forbiddenplanet.com along with our exclusive Coruscant Guard Clone Trooper Maquette. Signed by Karl Meyer, president and founder of the Gentle Giant company, these items represent a unique opportunity.



Episode 166: You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon?
October 29, 2008 | 7:46 PM EST | Jayson


This past week, James Luceno’s newest Star Wars book, Millennium Falcon, was released. Coming out two months earlier than planned, it jumped to .5 past lightspeed and swapped places with Matthew Stover’s Shadows of Mindor, and arrived at your local bookstore. This week we focus on the release of this new book with a spoiler-free (as possible) review of the book, and an interview with the author where we discuss the finer points of Millennium Flacon as well as his cancelled Darth Plageous novel.

Also this week we have a store report and discuss the latest Republic Gunship going for insane amounts on eBay, and the showing of new battle packs, Wave 4 Legacy figures, and more showing up in stores near you.

Fresh back from Dallas and Star Wars Fan Days II, it’s all this week on Star Wars Action News!

Also don’t forget to check out our Clone Wars cartoon coverage podcast, Republic Forces Radio Network. This week from Dallas we cover the latest episode, Rookies. Don’t be a shiner, go toRepublicForces.com ASAP.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link:
Regular Version or Enhanced Version



Indiana Jones TOD Wave Found
October 28, 2008 | 9:54 PM EST | Jayson


Even though the death of the Indiana Jones line is upon us, new product is still making its way to retailers. Yak reader Chad R. unearthed the Temple of Doom wave (Mola Ram, Short Round, Willie Scott and Temple Guard) at his local Kroger store. Reports have also shown that this wave is also being discovered at Meijer’s. So, if you have any of these stores in your area, it may be worth a trip out.



Kotobukiya: R2-D2 Kiriko Glasses Now Available at AFX
October 28, 2008 | 8:49 AM EST | Jayson


Just in from Kotobukiya:

We would like to let KOTOCLUB members know that a LIMITED QUANTITY of Star Wars Celebration Exclusive R2-D2 Kiriko Glasses are now available from ACTION FIGURE XPRESS.

Combining ancient Japanese craftsmanship with the Star Wars universe, Kotobukiya produces one of the most unique Star Wars exclusives previously found at Star Wars Celebration IV in Los Angeles – Kiriko Glassware. Kiriko is a traditional Japanese glass etching technique to make subtle alterations to everyday glass tableware. As Kiriko developed during the Meiji era (mid-19th century), the craft went through many revisions, such as utilizing new equipment introduced from the west, while still retaining the time-honored Japanese techniques utilized until this day.

Kotobukiya has taken the Kiriko technique and blasted it to Tatooine, with the release of the R2-D2 KIRIKO GLASS. The 10oz whisky style glass (approximately 3.75 inches tall) is hand etched at different levels, taking the pattern of R2-D2’s droid body and transforming it into a work of art. You can easily feel the deep engravings when holding the two-toned frosted texture glass in your hands.

Never before available in stores, you can now purchase the item for $49.99 at Action Figure Xpress.



New Lego Sets Revealed
October 27, 2008 | 9:04 PM EST | Jayson

Yak Forum Staffer PaulSkywalker has posted a few new images in the forums revealing several new Lego sets, most notably Ahsoka’s Jedi Starfighter (with R7-A7) and Vulture Droid, Clone Walker Battle Pack, Hyena Droid Bomber, AAT, the sweet Republic Attack Shuttle, and from Indiana Jones… the Flying Wing! Head to the forums for a preview…



Coming Soon: TRU Exclusive Hailfire Droid and V-Wing
October 27, 2008 | 5:30 PM EST | Jayson



Hasbro revealed today that the Hailfire Droid and V-Wing are making their way to retail again this time packed with an animated General Grievous and Clone Pilot respectively. Click the images above for a closer look.



Star Wars In TRU’s Big Toy Book
October 26, 2008 | 11:22 AM EST | Bill


Toys ‘R’ Us Big Toy Book hit the deck in today’s paper, and there’s a 2 page spread for our favorite hobby. Check out page 1 here and page 2 here



3000 Item Clearance
October 25, 2008 | 5:49 PM EST | Bill


Hi – Here is a big update from bigbadtoystore.com


Our warehouse is getting extremely full so we’ve cut prices on about 1500 items, and gathered 1500 previous sale items together in one handy place. This new sale menu will be a permanent link on our site, and all current sale items will be displayed here. In addition to all the great deals 20% to 50% off and higher, we’ve put together a quick little photo tour of our warehouse. We hope you enjoy the pictures and please do what you can to help us make room in the warehouse.


Our Previews exclusive Star Wars Mighty Muggs are here. Admiral Ackbar is listed singly at $17.99, and a set of Admiral Ackbar and the Shadow Stormtrooper is listed at $33.99. (The Shadow Stormtrooper single is already sold out.) We’ve also received the Previews exclusive Marvel Mighty Muggs – the Red Skull and Thanos are each listed singly at $17.99, with the pair going for $33.99. Don’t miss out on these great bad guys.

This new 1/6 scale figure shows Obi-Wan in his Clone Wars General Armor. A combination of Jedi robes and clone armor, the outfit includes a cloak, as well as lit and unlit lightsaber accessories. We have him priced at $84.99.

STAR WARS BATTLE PACKS – Speeder Bike Recon, Hoth Recon, B’Omarr Monastery
We’ve got a few of the new Star Wars Battle Packs in stock now. In addition to a few cases of Wave .5 Revision 2, we’ve got singles of Battle at the B’Omarr Monastery, Speeder Bike Recon and Hoth Recon Patrol available, priced at $24.99 – $27.99 each, with the case of four Battle Packs is priced at $89.99.

We’ve got sets and singles available of almost everyone in Waves 1-3 of the Legacy Collection Build-A-Droid figures, with singles like the IG Lancer Droid, Jodo Kast, Bane Malor, Darth Vader and many more. We’ve also received a small shipment of cases of Wave 4. Priced at $94.99, this case of 12 figures includes Bail and Queen Organa, Commander Faie, Stass Allie and more, along with a select few figures from previous waves.



A Different Kind of Review: The Force Unleashed Multimedia Event
October 25, 2008 | 4:10 PM EST | freebird

This time around readers, I’m taking a little bit of a different approach to things, this review covers not only the novelization of the Force Unleashed, but the video game, graphic novel, and audio book. So check here for the review.



Clone Wars Card Variants Now Shipping
October 25, 2008 | 9:48 AM EST | Jayson

Upon visiting my local Target this morning I noticed that Clone Wars Waves 1 and 2 are now starting to show up on the new blue t-visor cardbacks. Just a friendly heads up for those of you who are stillcollecting packaging variants out there.



Customizer Spotlight – rebelstryker81
October 24, 2008 | 7:20 PM EST | Justin2


Movie set? No, that’s an actual diorama! Check out forum member rebelstryker81’s latest diorama update after the jump!



Clone Wars Lightsaber Duels for Wii Game Trailer
October 24, 2008 | 2:40 PM EST | Jayson

StarWars.com has updated with the addition of the new Star Wars: The Clone Wars Lightsaber Duels video game for the Wii system. Head over and watch the trailer and look for the game to hit shelves on November 11, 2008… the same day as the Clone Wars DVD/Blu-Ray release.



Clone Wars Episode #4: Destroy Malevolence 
October 24, 2008 | 2:06 PM EST | Jayson

Last week’s new Clone Wars Episode “Destroy Malevolence” is now streaming at StarWars.com. This episode will also re-broadcast tonight at 8:30 p.m./7:30 p.m. CST followed by an all new episode entitled “Rookies”.

Remember, after the episode airs, be sure to weigh in with your thoughts in our Clone Wars discussion thread… caution for spoilers!



Legacy Collection Wave 4 Found!
October 24, 2008 | 3:02 AM EST | Captain_Charisma


I found a set of Legacy Collection Wave 4 at my local Wal-Mart today during my morning toy run. Start checking your stores, toy hunters! And rest assured, the new Grievous is finally in scale with your other figures, and as impressive as advertised. Happy hunting!



Rykrof Enloe Chapter 25
October 23, 2008 | 10:50 PM EST | Justin2


Stay tuned for a few previews of the next chapter in the Rykrof Enloe photonovel series in the coming weeks, which will entail one of the larger battles of the Clone Wars!

Until then, be sure to catch up on the most recent chapter, in which Rykrof learns a shocking revelation about his family. Read more after the jump!



Coming Soon: Walmart Exclusive Clone Wars Commemorative DVD Packs
October 23, 2008 | 8:42 PM EST | Jayson



Hasbro has passed on a couple high-res shots of the upcoming Commemorative DVD Packs due for release next month in conjunction with the Clone Wars Movie release on DVD and Blu-Ray. Pack 1 includes animated versions of Obi-Wan, General Grievous and a Battle Droid, and Pack 2 includes Anakin, R2-D2 and a Clone Trooper. Click the images above for a closer look.



Coming Soon: TRU Exclusive “Wampa” ARC-170 Fighter
October 23, 2008 | 8:31 PM EST | Jayson



Hasbro has passed on a couple high-res shots of the upcoming TRU Exclusive ARC-170. It features a brighter deco than the original ROTS release and features all-new Clone Wars “Wampa” nose art. Click on the images above for a closer look and watch those shelves as these are starting to hit retail now.



New Battle Packs at Wal-Mart
October 22, 2008 | 10:43 PM EST | Justin2


Sporadic reports have come in that the latest Battle Packs (Shield Generator Assault and Battle at the B’Omarr Monastery) have surfaced at Target stores, and now they have been sighted at a St. Louis area Wal-Mart as well as I ran across them tonight. The hunt never seems to end folks!



New Clone Wars T-Shirts at StarWarsShop.com
October 22, 2008 | 8:32 PM EST | Jayson



StarWarsShop.com has updated tonight with a few new Clone Wars themed T-Shirts to spice up your wardrobe.

“Heroes” Concept Art T-Shirt
Features original concept sketches from the very early stages of production of The Clone Wars!

“Crumb Bomber” and Twi’lek “Pin-Up” T-Shirts
Feature cool period-style artwork seen on several of the Republic Gunships from The Clone Wars!

Head over to StarWarsShop.com and check them out!



James Luceno Book Tour
October 22, 2008 | 3:12 PM EST | Freebird

From the publicity department at Random House comes the following appearance tour for James Luceno. Stop in and see him and let him know how much you enjoy his work.

Sunday, October 26 4:30pm


Mysterious Galaxy,
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302

Monday, October 27 7:00pm


Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing,
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton

Tuesday, October 28 7:00pm


Barnes & Noble,
14709 US Hwy 31 North, Carmel

Wednesday, October 29 7:00pm


866 Rosedale Center, Roseville MN

Saturday, November 1 4:00pm


1115 Annapolis Mall



Legacy Wave 4 Invades Wal-Mart
October 22, 2008 | 11:23 AM EST | Justin2

Locals at Coreplanets.com have come across into the latest wave of Legacy figures in the Kansas City area. Be on the lookout as our friends at Rebelscum.com have received a report of this wave popping up as well.



Oh No, The Rancor!
October 22, 2008 | 6:45 AM EST | Jayson


Our pals over at JediDefender have scored another preview pic this week, this time it’s the mighty Rancor. As you’ll see, it is a marked improvement over this year’s previous Battle “Jungle” Rancorfrom the TFU game.



Clones Take the Spotlight in “Rookies”
October 22, 2008 | 12:22 AM EST | Jayson

The spotlight of Star Wars: The Clone Wars shifts to the clones themselves this Friday, October 24, with the debut of “Rookies,” an all-new episode in the hit animated series premiering at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network.

The episode finds a group of clones standing guard alone at a distant listening post. Clone Captain Rex and Clone Commander Cody must inspire their rookie unit to believe in themselves to stave off a Droid Commando invasion.

Head to StarWars.com for more info regarding this clone-tastic episode!



LucasArts and BioWare Reveal Star Wars: The Old Republic
October 22, 2008 | 12:18 AM EST | Jayson

LucasArts and BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., today announced the development of Star Wars: The Old Republic, a story-driven massively multiplayer online PC game set in the timeframe of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic franchise. Star Wars: The Old Republic, being developed and published by BioWare and LucasArts, represents an innovative approach to interactive entertainment, featuring immersive storytelling, dynamic combat and intelligent companion characters.

Head to StarWars.com for the full details….



Episode 165: Send in the Clones
October 21, 2008 | 10:40 PM EST | Jayson


For most of 2008 we have been teased with products from eFX Collectibles. From their first early ads to their premiere at San Diego Comic Con to their email ads. They released the Stormtrooper helmet earlier this year, but that was a tweak to a product previously available from MR. Now eFX brings us the first truly new product they are offering. Going on sale this Saturday morning, eFX brings us the Episode II Clone Trooper Helmet. This week Star Wars Action News has a hands-on review of this new item.

Also this week we answer some of your e-mail questions including what to do with an extra Star Wars promotional vinyl banner, what set of troops the clone Deviss is assigned to, why there are Anakin figures called Darth Vader, and what is the latest on the live action TV Series.

With an update of what Owen is playing with after his latest birthday and a UK Collecting report, it’s all this week on Star Wars Action News.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link:
Regular Version or Enhanced Version



Is Your Luggage Unique
October 21, 2008 | 7:33 AM EST | Bill

If not, here’s your chance to make it stand out! The Official Site has just listed a series of Star Wars luggage tags that will make it really stand out. Check them out here.



Star Wars Fan Days II
October 21, 2008 | 7:21 AM EST | Niktom

October 25-26, STAR WARS FAN DAYS returns to the Plano Centre!

Come meet a wide variety of actors and artists from the STAR WARS universe and the world of Science Fiction. For all the event details, click here!

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE · Meet Star Wars actors! · Meet actor Bruce Campbell! · Meet Serenity actress Jewel Staite! · Meet Clone Wars voice actors! · Special presentation by Lucasfilm’s Steve Sansweet! · Collector panels both days! · Costume contest Saturday 5pm! · Shop our collectibles exhibit hall with 100+ vendors! · Take your picture with costumed characters! · Meet talented STAR WARS artists! · Exclusive merchandise and giveaways!

Where: Plano Convention Center 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway Plano, TX.
When: October 25 & 26, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

See some more details or let us know if your going here in the forums.



$4.99 Sale at K-Mart
October 20, 2008 | 9:09 PM EST | Justin2


If you’ve been holding back on picking up figures this year, or looking for some good priced army builders and custom fodder, K-Mart is running a sale this week with all Legacy and Clone Wars figures on sale for $4.99.



Gentle Giant Obi Wan and Anakin Clone Wars Maquettes Images
October 20, 2008 | 7:44 PM EST | Bill


Our friends over at Yoda’s News have updated with some great high resolution images of the Anakin and Obi Clone Wars Gentle Giant Maquettes and the AT-AT Driver Mini Bust coming in early 2009.



Halloween Yakfinities Continues
October 20, 2008 | 1:08 PM EST | Justin2


With almost two weeks left this month there’s plenty of time to join in the current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge. Check out the entries so far or add your own submission HERE.

Also, with the big election just around the corner, now is the time to cast your vote in the November Yakfinities!



Republic Forces Radio Network Episode 3: Destroy Malevolence 
October 20, 2008 | 9:18 AM EST | Jayson




This week on Republic Forces Radio Network, the Malevolence story arc ends on an explosive note, and we discuss the episode in a roundtable taped live at the Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club Fall Festival in Lexington, KY with several of the KSWCC members including Chuck from Jedi Temple Archives.

You can download this week’s show by going to RepublicForces.com..

And next week we will be at the Star Wars Fan Days (with Bruce Campbell?!) in Dallas, TX and a Star Wars Action News dinner is planned for that Saturday night after the con. For details, e-mailshow@republicforces.com.



Big Bad Toy Store 25% Off Sale
October 18, 2008 | 8:57 PM EST | Bill


Hi – Here is a big update from bigbadtoystore.com Check out the entire list below, there are a wide variety of new items from many properties. We also have just started a new inventory clearance sale!


Save 25% on everything except ‘New’ and ‘Preorder / Backorder’ items. Thousands of items are available now with this healthy discount. Our warehouse is getting close to capacity so please help us clear out the old so we can make way for more new stuff! This sale will end Wednesday, October 22nd at 12:00 Noon Central Time. Please browse through your favorite menu to take advantage of this sale. Click here for all the newest instock and pre-order items.



Photonovelist Spotlight – Darth Depressis 
October 18, 2008 | 3:00 PM EST | Justin2


An Idealistic Crusade is a midquel to a fan-fiction sequel trilogy photonovel series by forumite Darth Depressis. Similar to a highly popular science fiction trading card series (released in 1962), the entire story will be presented across 100 two-sided digital trading cards.

Each “card” front and back are numbered, similar to trading cards – you never get them in numerical order when you buy a pack… which is the concept for the presentation of this series.

The format is pretty cool, and very unique. Check it out HERE.



New Images of Jawa and WED-15
October 17, 2008 | 10:16 PM EST | Jayson

Our new friends at Han’s Hideout have received awesome new images of the Jawa and WED-15 two-pack in response to their latest QnA session with Hasbro. Head over and check them out… that WED droid is a thing of beauty!



Yakface/Hasbro QnA: #58th Edition
October 17, 2008 | 5:03 PM EST | Jayson


The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on 10/3. Topics this week cover a couple Indy related questions and the future availability of the TFU Stromtrooper Commanderr

Head to our forum to find out the answers, then be sure to submit your own questions for consideration as well.



New Star Wars Display Stand Labels
October 17, 2008 | 2:44 PM EST | Jayson

The fine crew at GalacticHunter has acquired an image of a revamped label sheet for the 40-pack of Star Wars Display Stands. There are names on the list that cover some of the new and upcoming comic pack figures, a trooper from the EE Legacy Battle Pack and a figure from the Previews Crimson Empire Boxed Set and more! Also take note of a new concept figure that was recently revealed at GH as well.

Discuss your thoughts on these revelations in our forums.



Clone Wars Episode #3: Shadow of Malevolence 
October 17, 2008 | 1:37 PM EST | Jayson

Last week new Clone Wars Episode “Shadow of Malevolence” is now streaming at StarWars.com. This episode will also re-broadcast tonight a 8:30 p.m./7:30 p.m. CST followed by an all new episode: “Destroy Malevolence” which concludes this three-story arc.

Remember, after the episode airs, be sure to weigh in with your thoughts in our Clone Wars discussion thread… caution for spoilers!



Big Bad Toy Store Update
October 15, 2008 | 10:50 PM EST | Bill


Hi – Here is a big update from bigbadtoystore.com We got lots of Star Wars for you in our latest update– here’s the highlights:

Hot New Arrivals:

We’ve received our first shipment of these Mighty Muggs, and while we’re waiting on more of the Darth Vader Version 2 figure, we’ve still got cases in stock so you can pick up all four figures in this wave, priced at $44.99, and we’ve also got the other three figures in stock – Hoth Han Solo, Grand Moff Tarkin and Plo Koon, priced at $12.99 – $14.99 each.

We also just received a shipment of the gigantic new Millennium Falcon. It comes with 3-3/4″ scale figures of Han Solo and Chewbacca, and can fit up to 16 more figure in at the same time. The Millennium Falcon has opening hatches, lights and sounds including 20 different movie phrases and sounds, a mini-fighter and more.

This Gift Pack includes iconic versions of five of the most popular characters from the movies. This box set includes Darth Maul, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, all with weapons and packaged in an attractive display box. Pick up this set for only $21.99.

We’ve also restocked the first wave of the Star Wars Build-A-Droid figures, and we’ve now got plenty of sets of 12 at only $99.99, as well as singles of most of the assortment available.

Great New Preorders:

The third ArtFX figure set from Kotobukiya, this one focuses on the Sith from the Clone Wars era. Asajj Ventress, Count Dooku and General Grievous all appear in this set, along with display bases, alternate arms for Grievous, and the complete set of build-a-figure parts to assemble a Holographic Darth Sidious, all for only $149.99 – $30 off the MSRP for the set. Check out the pics at the pre-order page, here

Sideshow’s newest 12″ Star Wars figure is a Clone Trooper from Commander Cody’s 212th Attack Battalion. This clone trooper is clad in white armor with orange details, and comes with standard articulation and weaponry, as well as a display base. Check out the pics of this new figure here – limited preorders available at $87.99

The latest Star Wars Ultimate Quarter Scale figure is Young Obi-Wan Kenobi, appearing as he did in “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith.” Obi-Wan comes with his lightsaber and is priced at $64.99.

Click here for all the newest instock and pre-order items.



Wal-Mart Exclusive Ship Reviews
October 14, 2008 | 2:04 AM EST | Justin2

Contemplating whether or not to fork out the dough for the Wal-Mart exclusive Republic Gunship orRebel A-Wing?

Then check out some loose pics courtesy of our armored allies at Sandtroopers.com



New Ultimate Quarter Scale Obi-Wan Figure At Toyrocket.com 
October 13, 2008 | 11:57 PM EST | Captain_Charisma


It may not see release until April of next year, but the awesome new 18-Inch Ultimate Quarter Scale Obi-Wan Figure looks amazing, and is available for pre-order now at the incredible sale price of $59.99 from our friends at Toyrocket.com! While you’re at it, you might also want to grab the Darth Maul that comes out in December, for only $58.99! With an MSRP of $74.99, and flat-rate shipping of only $7.95, it’s a good time to reserve these!



Episode 164: Obsessed with Star Wars
October 13, 2008 | 10:32 PM EST | Jayson


For weeks Marjorie has been quizzing Arnie on Star Wars trivia taken from the book Obsessed with Star Wars by Ben Harper. This week, Arnie turns the tables by asking some questions to the author himself, and finds out more about the making of this fun and unique Star Wars book, and listen to find out how you can win a copy of this book.

Also this week, we look at another Star Wars book, Order 66 by Karen Traviss–the first hardcover installment in the Republic Commando series based on the beloved games, and we look back on another vintage figure from The Empire Strikes Back.

And it seems you cannot read the news or open a bank statement without being reminded of the current economic downturn which has been spreading globally this past week. We sit down and look at what this means for collectors. With a global tightening of the belt, will exclusives be easier to find, or harder? What will happen to the value of your collection? It’s all discussed on this week’s Star Wars Action News.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link:
Regular Version or Enhanced Version



New Clone Wars/Legacy Vehicle Rumor Lists
October 13, 2008 | 7:34 PM EST | Bill

Our friends over at Rebelscum have updated with some new rumors for the Clone Wars and Legacy lines– this time it’s focused on upcoming vehicles. Remember, Hasbro has announced that vehicles would be a “unified” line for both Clone Wars and Legacy. Check it out here.



Akron Symphony Presents Star Wars: Music & Myth
October 13, 2008 | 12:50 PM EST | Jayson

The Akron Symphony will take audiences on a journey to a galaxy far, far away when it performs music from the Star Wars film saga – LIVE – at The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall on Sunday, October 26 at 3 PM. Star Wars: Music & Myth will explore the films’ major themes through the music of composer John Williams and a cast of collaborators including costumed characters courtesy of the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion, highlights from Chicago filmmaker Cris Macht’s The Force Among Us documentary, on stage lightsaber battles by Masters of the Force and a multi-media presentation of the art of Star Wars concept artist, the legendary Ralph McQuarrie.

Costume Contest and Pre-Concert Activities at 2 PM
Concert attendees are encouraged to arrive in costume. Those wishing to participate can register their costumes beginning at 2 PM in the E.J. Thomas Hall lobby. Guest judges will choose several finalists and winners will be recognized on stage at the end of the concert. The E.J. Thomas Hall lobbies will also hold other activities appropriate for children and their families. All pre-concert activities begin at 2 PM.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, please call the Akron Symphony ticket office at (330) 535-8131 or visit AkronSymphony.org. Single tickets for Star Wars: Music & Myth are $15 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and under.

For more information, head to AkronSymphony.org



Republic Forces Radio Network Episode 2: Shadow of Malevolence
October 12, 2008 | 6:51 AM EST | Jayson




General Grievous and Count Dooku have hatched a plan to attack a Republic medical facility. Anakin and Shadow Squadron are dispatched to protect them, but will they arrive in time? We at Republic Forces Radio Network provide you a full episode summary and then discuss this latest installment of the Clone Wars series, including discussing the first episodes’ record-shattering ratings!

You can download this week’s show by going to RepublicForces.com..

And next week we will be reviewing the episode “Destroy Malevolence” live with members of the Kentucky Star Wars Collecting Club during their fall social. Be sure to look for that episode atRepublicForces.com..



K & C Collectibles: Legacy Collection Figures
October 12, 2008 | 6:29 AM EST | Jayson


New lower price at K & C Collectibles on the newest Legacy Collection. See below list of items we only have one left – Get them before they are gone..

NEW – Legacy Collection – In-Stock:
Set of 6 Figures – $49.99
Clone Trooper – Coruscant Landing Platform – #17 $7.99
Jodo Kast – #18 $8.99
Yaddle & Evan Piell – #19 $7.99
Saleucami Trooper – #20 $8.99
Count Dooku Holographic Transmission – #21 $7.99
Imperial Engineer – Battlefront II – #22 $7.99

NEW – Clone Wars Trading Cards:
Clone Wars – Movie Card set of 90
Animation Cel Cards
Motion Cards
Foil Cards

NEW Pre-Order – October 27th, 2008:
Obi-Wan Kenobi Ultimate Scale – SAVE $15
Kotobukiya Clone Trooper – Set of 4 – SAVE $60
Ahsoka Tano Maquette – SAVE $20
White Clone Trooper Maquette – SAVE $20
Dark Trooper Chubby Figures
Yoda Holographic Bobble Head
Clone Wars United Giclee – SAVE $25
Lightsaber Glow Lamp – USB – SAVE $10
Darth Vader USB – 4 port Hub w/Sound – SAVE $15
R2-D2 – USB 4 port hub – SAVE $5

Darth Tater – $9.99
Order 66 Series 2 – #6 – $9.99
Juno Eclipse – #15 – $6.99
Clone Trooper – Hawkbat Battalion #50 – $6.98
Luke X-Wing Pilot 4.5 Christmas Ornament – $4.99
Stormtrooper 4.5 Christmas Ornament – $4.99
Darth Vader M & M’s® Ornament – $4.99
Darth Vader Porcelain Ornament – $4.99
C-3PO M & M’s® Ornament – $4.99
R2-D2 M & M’s® Ornament – $4.99



Welcome Yakface’s Latest Sponsor: Toyrocket.com!
October 11, 2008 | 1:24 AM EST | Captain_Charisma


Yakface is pleased to welcome it’s latest sponsor, Toyrocket.com! Toyrocket boasts an amazing selection of figures old and new, and pre-orders at great prices! This weekend they are running an economic bailout sale, which means 25% off all in-stock items, including all new Star Wars comic packs and figures! Just enter BAILOUT in the coupon code field during checkout, but do it soon…it’s this weekend only! You can check out this sale after the jump!



Clone Wars Series Discussion Thread
October 10, 2008 | 11:16 PM EST | Jayson

Now that we’re a few episodes in to this already awesome series, be sure to stop into our forums to discuss past and current episodes of the Clone Wars. Spoiler warnings apply.



Meet The Talent Behind The Music Of Star Tours
October 10, 2008 | 9:28 PM EST | Bill

Our Friends over at Endor Express have updated with an indepth interview with Richard Bells, the talent behind the musical tour for Star Tours and the Indiana Jones Rides in the US! Check it out here!



Star Wars Be@rbricks at StarWarsShop.com
October 10, 2008 | 3:27 PM EST | Jayson


Couldn’t make it to Celebration Japan? No worries — StarWarsShop was able to bring back a few exclusive items from overseas to offer their shoppers, pieces you can now get nowhere else!

If you collect the Star Wars Bearbrick line from Japan, this Wicket and Paploo set is a no-brainer — they already resemble teddy bears, after all! Each figure features the Celebration Japan logo on the reverse and comes packaged in a special Celebration Japan box.



Sideshow Exclusive Utapau Clone Trooper
October 10, 2008 | 7:01 AM EST | Mark

Now available for Pre-Order…

212th Attack Battalion - Utapau Clone Trooper 12-inch Figure


Republic Commando: Order 66 Review
October 9, 2008 | 11:01 PM EST | Captain_Charisma


Well, another installment of Karen Traviss’ exceptional REPUBLIC COMMANDO series is out on the shelves. The Clone Wars are ramping up to their climax, and Omega and Delta Squad, as well as Kal Skirata, Bardan Jusik, Walon Vau and the rest of our heroes are about to be caught up in a little something called ORDER 66. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Find out what I thought of the latest chapterafter the jump



Toyguide Update: The Clone Wars: Clone Trooper 501st Legion
October 9, 2008 | 10:12 PM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates conclude today with the addition of the Wal-Mart Exclusive 501st Legion Clone Trooper. Pretty much anything with the “501st” designation is a sure fire way to get collectors into the stores. Thankfully, Wal-Mart didn’t take advantage of that fact as this figure is the same price point as their other “basic figure” assortments. The figure itself is a repaint/repack of the standard Clone Trooper but has the blue accent/flashes of the 501st Legion. Although this group is lead by Captain Rex, the blue hues of Rex and these 501st trooper figures don’t match so they don’t look like a cohesive unit. As mentioned, this is a Wal-mart Exclusive but instead of including a simple clamshell like another retailer, this figure features a Republic Army Identification Card that collectors can sign and add their photo to through Wal-Mart’s Photo Center.

Head to the toyguide to see if this is an item worthy of adding to your collection.



Toyguide Update: The Clone Wars: Commander Fox
October 9, 2008 | 9:42 PM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with a series of additions to the ever-expanding The Clone Wars Collection. Next up, the Target Exclusive Commander Fox. Recently featured in The Clone Wars movie, Commander Fox is the leader of a detachment of Coruscant clone troopers assigned to protect Padme during her confrontation with Ziro the Hutt. The figure itself is kit-bashed repaint of the Captain Rex figure with a repainted helmet/head accessory from the Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi and features the emblem of the Galactic Senate prominently displayed on his chest. This figure was available as a Target Exclusive for the initial price of $12.99, but in some areas managed to find its way to the clearance aisle for a fraction of that “premium” price tag.

Head to the toyguide to see if this is an item worthy of adding to your collection.



ESB Wave Revealed
October 9, 2008 | 9:10 PM EST | Bill

The Build A Droid ESB wave has appeared thanks to Wal-Mart’s computers, and our friends over atGalactic Hunter have updated with all the 411– yes, the Ugnaughts are there, as is a new Luke, and more. Check it out here.

UPDATE: It looks like Wal-Mart has pulled the links off their website. More as we get it.



Toyguide Update: The Clone Wars: #12 Super Battle Droid
October 9, 2008 | 9:38 AM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with a series of additions to the ever-expanding The Clone Wars Collection. Next up, the Super Battle Droid. Arguably one of the best figures in terms of translation from screen to plastic, the bulky Super Battle Droid features modest articulation in the upper body and arms, but lacks knee and ankle joints. The SBD also features firing missile launchers that can be attached to the arms for more firepower.

Head to the toyguide to see if this is an item worthy of adding to your collection.



Toyguide Update: The Clone Wars: #11 Clone Pilot Odd Ball
October 9, 2008 | 9:26 AM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with a series of additions to the ever-expanding The Clone Wars Collection. Next up, Clone Pilot Odd Ball. A no-brainer on Hasbro’s part here, a simple head swap and presto – new figure! Odd Ball is a kit bash creation of the standard “grunt” Clone Trooper without weathering/battle damage. Odd Ball also includes the Clone Trooper’s weapon accessories as well, but these do not have the silver weathering finish applied to them.

Head to the toyguide to see if this is an item worthy of adding to your collection.



Toyguide Update: The Clone Wars: #10 Clone Commander Cody
October 9, 2008 | 8:56 AM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with a series of additions to the ever-expanding The Clone Wars Collection. Next up, Clone Commander Cody. Collectors didn’t have to wait too long to get one of their favorite clones in the Clone Wars line and he doesn’t disappoint. Cody features superior articulation with ball-jointed shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees and ankles. His deco is a precursor to his EIII design, but I’d have liked him to have received a weathered treatment similar toCaptain Rex. Commander Cody features a unique head sculpt complete with battle scars, removable helmet, blaster, blaster rifle with rocket firing attachment and 2 rockets.

Head to the toyguide to see if this is an item worthy of adding to your collection.



Toyguide Update: The Clone Wars: #09 Ahsoka Tano
October 9, 2008 | 8:29 AM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates return today with a series of additions to the ever-expanding The Clone Wars Collection. First up, Anakin’s “snippy” new Padawan, Ahsoka Tano. Like most of the animated Clone Wars figures, Ahsoka is an all-new sculpt that hold true to her dainty physique in the cartoon. She features the standard fair of articulation points most of which are ball-joints but does only have swivel elbow/forearm joints. Ahsoka’s accessories include her now signature design lighsaber, Republic-issue backpack* and little Rotta the Huttlet (aka “Stinky”). Surprisingly, Hasbro felt the need to articulate “Stinky” as well giving him little swivel arms.

*While the backpack works well for Ahsoka, I think it would have potentially added more play value if the straps were longer so other figures like Anakin or Clones could utilize it as well.

Head to the toyguide to see if this is an item worthy of adding to your collection.



The Drewton Legacy Continues…
October 9, 2008 | 12:34 AM EST | Justin2


Photonovelist Drewton has just completed the third chapter in his eye-popping series, titled Dark Visions Of The Sith.

If you missed out on the first two chapters, it’s worth starting with the first chapter Attack On The Legacy, followed by the second installment, Kaleesh Siege.



Wal-Mart Exclusive Ships Have Landed
October 9, 2008 | 12:25 AM EST | Justin2

Our allies over at Sandtroopers.com have reported a finding of the new Wal-Mart Exclusive Clone Wars Gunship and A-Wing. Hop on over there for boxed photos of these new ships.



New Clone Wars: Wild Space
October 8, 2008 | 10:48 PM EST | Jayson


Inspired by the full-length animated feature film Star Wars: The Clone Wars and brand new TV series, this thrilling adventure is filled with provocative, never-before-revealed insights into the characters of OBi-Wan, Anakin, Padmé, Yoda, Count Dooku and many other Star Wars favorites. This new trade paperback novel by Karen Miller is due out in December from Del Rey Books.

Head to StarWars.com for a brief synopsis.



Detailed BAD Cantina Figure Loose Images
October 8, 2008 | 8:43 PM EST | Bill

Our friends over at Jedi Defender have updated with some detailed loose shots of this year’s new Cantina Patrons coming in the Build a Droid Series. Check them out here.



NEW Clone Wars Kotobukiya ArtFX Kits
October 8, 2008 | 4:49 PM EST | Jayson



StarWarsShop has updated received a few new additions to their online store today featuring new Clone Wars model kits from Kotobukiya!

Count DookuAsajj VentressGeneral Grievous each include a bonus part that when assembled makes an exclusive ARTFX-plus statue: Darth Sidious!

These kits are available for pre-order now for $59.99 each and start shipping in March ’09



Andrews Toyz Update
October 8, 2008 | 7:26 AM EST | Bill

This just in from Andrews Toyz.com:

Legacy Collection Wave 3 is on its way to our warehouse and will be shipping later this week! There are sets and cases available for order!

Arriving Soon:
– Legacy Wave 3 Set of 6 … $52.00
– Legacy Wave 3 Case of 12 … $85.00

New Bobble Head Arrivals from Funko:
– Anakin Skywalker Clone Wars Bobble Head … $10.99
– Captain Rex Clone Wars Bobble Head … $10.99
– Commander Gree Exclusive Bobble Head … $12.99

Diamond Select 1/4 Scale Ultimate Figures:
– Obi-Wan Kenobi (A New Hope) … $65.00
– Han Solo (Empire Strikes Back) … $65.00
– Darth Maul (Phantom Menace) … $65.00

Force FX Lightsabers:
– Anakin Skywalker … $99.00
– Darth Vader … $99.00
– Yoda … $99.00
– Obi-Wan Kenobi … $99.00
– Darth Maul … $99.00

New Star Wars Accessories for Your Computer:
– USB Lightsaber Glow Lamp … $45.00
– Darth Vader USB 4-Port Hub … $65.00
– R2-D2 USB 4-Port Hub … $40.00

– Legacy Wave 2 Not-Mint Case … $61.20
– Revenge of the Sith Sculpted Poster … $34.20
– SDCC Disturbance in the Force Set … $19.25
– SDCC Commander Gree Mighty Mugg … $19.25
– SDCC Fred & George Weasley Busts 2-Pack … $64.90
– SDCC Tom Bambadil Mini Bust … $41.20
– 30th Anniversary Wave 4 Case … $68.20
– Family Guy Blue Harvest 24-Pack Box … $51.20
– Durge Character Key … $21.20
– Kotobukiya Snowtrooper … $68.20
– Kotobukiya Princess Leia … $68.20
Click here to order



Customizer Spotlight – punkreject
October 7, 2008 | 11:45 PM EST | Justin2


Forum member punkreject has updated with a ton of new customs in the forums, including some figures that will be sure to interest OT fans. If you’re into the new Clone Wars line you’ll see a diorama treat as well.

Be sure to check out his latest work and share your thoughts after the jump!



Big Bad Toy Store Update
October 7, 2008 | 9:11 PM EST | Bill


Hi – Here is a big update from bigbadtoystore.com check out the latest New Arrivals:

This 1/9 scale diorama portrays Padme in battle with a deadly Nexu in a Geonosian arena. Padme stands atop the pillar wielding a chain, as the creature stalks up the side of the pillar, ready to swing his massive claws at her. This 19″ tall piece is priced at $189.99 – take a look!

Another new figure using Medicom’s great RAH body, this Clone Trooper comes clad in armor with his T-visored helmet, and includes a blaster and a display base. He’s listed at $139.99 ($10 off MSRP), so grab one before Order 66 is implemented! Click here for all the newest instock and pre-order items.



Episode 163: I Can’t See A Thing In This Mask!
October 7, 2008 | 8:40 PM EST | Jayson


Judging by the decorations in the department stores, the items stocked in the “Current Events” section of the stores, and the greeting cards placed in highly visible loations, CHRISTMAS is just around the corner! However, before Christmas we have to survive yet another All Hallows Eve, Certain to come to our door begging for candy are ghouls, ghosts, Ghost Riders, and Hulks. But hopefully there will be a few Sith Lords, Jedi Knights, Clones, and other beings from a galaxy Far Far Away as well.

This week on Star Wars Action News we do our annual Halloween costume round-up. Whether you are trying to find the perfect costume for your child or for yourself at a more grown-up oriented event, we tell you what we think of the retail offerings in stores and at StarWarsShop.com

Also this week, Nathan P Butler introduces us to the Legacy comics, taking place 100 years after the events of the Original Trilogy and the subject of several recent comic packs, including the one with Cade Skywalker and Darth Talon. And Scott brings us up to speed on the latest armor offered by Sideshow, and the on sale items at StarWarsShop, Entertainment Earth, and Brian’s Toys, and Arnie tells why he’s now calling StarWarsShop’s Friday e-mails the Weekly Sick.

All this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

Also, with the release of the first two episodes of Clone Wars on Cartoon Network, we released the first full episode of Republic Forces Radio Network, reviewing and commenting on these episodes. You can download Republic Forces Radio Network #1 here.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link:
Regular Version or Enhanced Version



We Say Brainiac, Hasbro Says Pons Limbic
October 7, 2008 | 12:05 PM EST | Jayson

Walmart’s webstore has been busy adding placeholder pages for several upcoming Legacy and Clone Wars products but most interesting is the fact that the artist, err cantina patron, formerly known as “Brainiac” or “Brainee” will now be known as Pons Limbic. Looks like the Hasbro team cracked open their anatomy books and named him after a couple brain-related terms. Wow, we get to collect andlearn!



Toyguide Update: TLC Comic Pack #5: Antares Draco & Ganner Krieg
October 7, 2008 | 8:37 AM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with a series of Comic Pack additions to the ever-expanding Legacy Collection. Next up, we are treated to 2 all-new figures: Imperial Knights Antares Draco & Ganner Krieg from Legacy #6.

Head to the toyguide to see if this is a set you think is worth adding to your collection.



Toyguide Update: TLC Comic Pack #4: Darth Talon & Cade Skywalker
October 7, 2008 | 8:22 AM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates continue today with a series of Comic Pack additions to the ever-expanding Legacy Collection. Next up, we are treated to 2 all-new figures: Darth Talon & Cade Skywalker from Legacy #2. The scantily clad Darth Talon has gone to the “Darth Maul School of Cosmetology” as she’s decked out in red and black full body tattoos. A great looking figure overall but Talon is severely hampered by the lack of elbow joints. Cade Skywalker suffers from no such oversight as he is fully articulated and, depending on the version* you purchase, fully accessorized with blaster, lightsaber and lightsaber hilt.

*Note the packaging for this set has a printing error on the front of the card that designates it as Comic Pack #2, while the card back and bubble insert states the correct number in the series as “#4”. Also, some versions of this comic pack do not include Cade’s lightsaber or hilt accessories. so choose wisely.

Head to the toyguide to see if this is a set you think is worth adding to your collection.



Toyguide Update: TLC Comic Pack #1: Asajj Ventress & Tol Skorr
October 7, 2008 | 7:47 AM EST | Jayson



The Yakface Toyguide updates return today with a series of Comic Pack additions to the ever-expanding Legacy Collection. First up: Asajj Ventress & Tol Skorr from Republic #69. Asajj is a decent upgrade of the 2003 Ventress figure with new paint job, soft goods skirt and belt but sadly no attention was given to the previous mold’s lack of leg articulation. And strangely, she include the detachable lightsaber blades from Count Dooku’s lightsabers. Tol Skorr is an all-new figure, chock full of articulation. About the only detriment Skorr has is that the one hand is pre-posed in “the claw” position that hampers its usefulness for anything but scratching your back.

Head to the toyguide to see if this is a set you think is worth adding to your collection.



New Battle Packs Listed
October 7, 2008 | 2:08 AM EST | Justin2


There’s been a rumor that we’ll be seeing a Clone Wars Battle Pack theme around the illustrious Jabba the Hutt in the near future, and now forumite Rune Haako has just uncovered a listing of this item at Walmart.com

A listing for a Clone Wars AT-TE Assault Squad can be found as well.



Rebel Technician Image Surfaces
October 6, 2008 | 3:54 PM EST | Jayson

Our friends at JediDefender have acquired a nice shot of the Rebel Technician from the forth coming “Scramble on Yavin IV” Battle Pack. Head over for a preview.



Indiana Jones Part Five?
October 6, 2008 | 12:19 PM EST | Justin2

It looks like the success of the latest Indy film, along with the franchise’s old machinery being revived has Harrison Ford thinking that another adventure for our favorite archaelogist could be on the horizon.

Nothing’s official of course, but read for yourself what Harrison Ford had to say HERE.



Yakfinities Turns 25
October 6, 2008 | 1:12 AM EST | Justin2


The 25th Yakfinities has just kicked off, and this time the customizing theme is Halloween.

Join in the challenge with this fun new theme in the Yakface forums!



More Price Hikes
October 6, 2008 | 12:53 AM EST | Justin2

It looks like the lead retailers have raised the price on several of the traditional $19.99 retail priced Star Wars items, as reports are coming in that the Battle Packs, Evolutions and Mid-Sized Vehicles are nowing ringing up close to $22.00 at both Wal-Mart and Target.



The Force Unleashed Group Project – Shaak Ti
October 4, 2008 | 12:28 AM EST | Justin2


Hasbro may have plans for a TFU Shaak Ti to be released in about a year, but if you’ve got a little bit of creativity in your blood, there’s no reason to not join in the Yakface Customizing Fall Group Project by making your own version before Hasbro gets to it!

Check out some of the fine work by your fellow collectors on this project, and how you can participate after the jump!



212th Attack Battalion – Utapau Clone Trooper
October 3, 2008 | 5:01 PM EST | Mark

New Pre-Order coming…

212th Attack Battalion - Utapau Clone Trooper 12-inch Figure


The Clone Wars Digital Distribution
October 3, 2008 | 3:52 PM EST | Jayson

From iTunes to streaming video and exclusive, online content, Star Wars: The Clone Wars not only premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network, but also paves the way for the most extensive digital distribution effort in the history of Lucasfilm Ltd.
Beginning Saturday, Oct. 4, each week’s new episode will be available at the iTunes Store for $1.99 an episode, or $39.99 for a season pass to all 22 episodes. Both “Ambush” and “Rising Malevolence,” which air tonight, will be available starting Saturday. This pattern will continue throughout the season, with each new episode available at the iTunes Store the day after its Cartoon Network premiere.

Additionally, a half-hour, behind-the-scenes special about the making of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be available on the iTunes store as a free download, beginning today.

Read more at Star Wars.com



StarWarsShop.com “Weekly 6”
October 3, 2008 | 3:21 PM EST | Jayson


StarWarsShop has updated “The Weekly 6” section in the Bargain Bay. Here are the specials for this week – 10/3-10/10:

Exclusive 12″ x 18″ Padmé Amidala 3-D Animation Lenticular Poster

Exclusive Legacy Vol 1 Broken

Clone Trooper Bobble Head

Clone Wars C-3PO Character Key

CIV Logo Checkbook Cover

Samuel L. Jackson Signed 8×10



Voice of Vader gets SAG Award
October 3, 2008 | 1:30 PM EST | Jayson

James Earl Jones, who has voiced some of entertainment’s most memorable characters, will receive the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award on Jan. 25. Click on through for the full story.



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
October 2, 2008 | 10:22 PM EST | Bill


Hi – Here is a big update from bigbadtoystore.com check out the latest:

Newly announced by Sideshow, the 12″ Captain Antilles of the Tantive IV is the latest in the Militaries of Star Wars sub-line. The Captain has over 30 points of articulation, and includes a detailed costume and accessories like a display base, interchangeable hands, a helmet and blaster. We’ve got this one up at $67.99 – check him out!

The Clone Wars Animated Wave 2 figures are in stock, available in both a set of four (Ahsoka & Rotta, Clone Commander Cody, Oddball and a Super Battle Droid) for only $39.99, or a case of 12, with two each of these characters plus General Grievous and more, is only $94.99! Check out both assortments here

We’ve restocked waves 2 and 3 of the Clone Wars comic two-packs. We’ve got plenty of singles of many of the sets from the past couple of assortments, like the Imperial Knights, Thrawn & Talon Karrde, Leia & Xizor and more, priced at $11.99-$12.99 each or $49.99-$54.99 for sets of four – take a look:

Click here for all the newest instock and pre-order items.



New BAD Ad
October 2, 2008 | 9:45 PM EST | Bill


Here’s one of the newest print ads for the B.A.D. line. You gotta love the appeal to “do-it-yourselfers!”



New Clone Wars & Legacy Vehicles Images
October 1, 2008 | 10:09 PM EST | Jayson

The fine folks at Rebelscum have posted packaged and loose imagery of the new blue deco Clone Wars Trade Federation AAT, the new Clone Wars Obi-Wan Delta Starfighter and a repack of the small winged Imperial TIE Fighter. Also note that the Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter has a 2 vehicle mode feature that I don’t recall hearing about before now. Head on over for a closer look.



Boba Fett on The Simpsons
October 1, 2008 | 10:01 PM EST | Jayson

This past Sunday on The Simpsons, infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett made an appearance during the opening title sequence. Click here to watch The Simpsons encased in Carbonite and then escorted off the screen stage left.



New Wal-Mart Clone Wars 3 Packs
October 1, 2008 | 9:58 AM EST | Jayson

The fine crew at Galactic Hunter as received intel that Wal-Mart looks to be preparing to release a new batch of Commemorative DVD 3 Packs to coincide with the Clone Wars DVD release in November. Head over for a sneak peek.



For Your Reading Pleasure
October 1, 2008 | 7:38 AM EST | Bill

It looks like the next three years will be rather busy in the Expanded Universe. Sue Rostini’s blog onThe Official Site has just updated with the next 36 months worth of novels, including some which had not been previously announced and new descriptions for others, including Fate of the Jedi!Check it out here.



Yakfinities # 24 – Roundup Report
October 1, 2008 | 2:46 AM EST | Justin2


The latest Yakfinities Customizing Challenge, Assassins, has just wrapped up. With some amazing late entries, this has to be one of the better months we’ve had in quite some time.

Check out for yourself all of the great customs created for this challenge, and see who the random winner is for what wraps up TWO YEARS OF YAKFINITIES!