June 2009 Archive

Fate of the Jedi: Omen
June 30, 2009 | 8:36 PM EST | freebird

Here you go Ladies and Gentlemen. My latest review Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Omen Click hereto read it.



Star Wars Comic-Con Panel on G4
June 30, 2009 | 1:01 PM EST | Justin2

For those craving as much Star Wars information as possible at Comic Con this year, Entertainment Weekly has reported the following:

Variety reports that “The Star Wars Spectacular” will become the first televised panel in the history of Comic-Con when it airs July 25 on cable channel G4 (the panel takes place the previous day). Fronted by Attack of the Show! co-hosts Olivia Munn and Kevin Pereira, the two-hour presentation will deliver unseen footage along with a reading of a new script in the Clone Wars series. Panel members will include Lucasfilm exec Steve Sansweet and Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni.

Thanks to Yakface Newsie darth_sidious for the heads up.



Yakface Arcade is Live!
June 30, 2009 | 2:13 AM EST | Justin2


For the past couple weeks, a new feature at Yakface has taken the forums by storm – the YAKFACE ARCADE!

Inside the Arcade you will find a ton of addicting games that you can access, from old school favorites like Tetris and Pac Man to newer Star Wars themed ones (and you can even beat the crap out of some penguins while you’re at it if you’re feeling a little punchy).

Once you’ve entered the Arcade, you’ll have the opportunity to knock off a few of the current champions too – right now we’re all gunning for Yakkers Delaton and JediJman – if you’d like to take a crack at dethroning these two, then enter the Yakface Arcade HERE!

Note – You’ll need to be a registered Yakface forum member to join in the fun – so if you haven’t teamed up with us in the forums yet, now’s the perfect time!



Wedge “Red Two” Antilles Loose Images
June 30, 2009 | 12:51 AM EST | Jayson



The crew at JediDefender has acquired a couple loose shots of the upcoming Target Exclusive Wedge Antilles figure that is packed along with his trusty X-Wing Fighter. Look for him and his fighter at Target later this year, but until then head over to JediDefender for a sneak peek.



Sponsor Update: Big Bad Toy Store
June 28, 2009 | 9:54 PM EST | Bill


Hi – Here is a quick update from Big Bad Toy Store about more new arrivals and a variety of new preorders!


This cool series features miniature metal models of all the greatest ships from Star Wars. Each set also features a magazine with background info and specs on the ship. All the sets are priced at $16.99 each. check it all out here.



Just in Time for Summer: Slave Leia Image Surfaces
June 28, 2009 | 12:12 PM EST | Jayson


The imperial spies over in the Sandtroopers forum have turned up an all new figure this morning showing off the Princess Leia in Slave Outfit. Although it is missing the soft goods portion of the costume to cover her naughty bits, the image does show the alternate lower body accessory that allows her to be displayed in a lounging pose. Head on over for the shot and then let your opinions of the figure be heard in our forums.



K & C Collectibles: 14% Off All In-Stock Items
June 27, 2009 | 6:50 PM EST | Jayson


K & C Collectibles is celebrating it’s 14th anniversary this July 1st, 2009. To commemorate this millstone, we are offering customers 14% discount on all in-stock merchandise. A discount code will need to be keyed into the order form to receive the discount. The discount code is Annv14 and expires on July 6th, 2009. This offer is only good on in-stock items and is not valid on pre-order or check/money order payments.

In Stock – Miscellaneous Items: 
Type “MISC” in the search box to view

In-Stock – Legacy Collection:
Luke Skywalker #38
Emperor Palpatine #39
Captain Needa #40
Princess Leia #41
Ugnaught #43 (version 1)
Hoth Rebel Trooper #44 (version 1)

In-Stock – Clone Wars Action Figures:
Kit Fisto – # 27
Clone Trooper – 41st Elite Corps – #26
Rocket Battle Droid – #25
Jar Jar Binks #24



Judge Me By My Size Do You?
June 26, 2009 | 11:23 PM EST | Jayson



For those who are curious as to the difference in sizes between previous modern era cards versus the new more eco-friendly design, I snapped a few pics showing how much smaller they really are. Click the images above for the comparison.



Dagger Squadron B-Wing and Lars Homestead Markdown
June 26, 2009 | 2:06 PM EST | Jayson

For those looking to complete there B-Wing Dagger Squadron or have been holding out on that Lars Homestead, Toys R US is currently offering an addition 20% discount on these two exclusive bring the prices to $23.98 and $31.98 respectively. This sale lasts until 7/19 and until supplies last.



Clone Wars Previews Continue
June 26, 2009 | 1:53 PM EST | Justin2


We’ve got a few new pics of more Clone Wars figures for your viewing pleasure again today – head on over to the forums for a closer look!



More Saga Legends Found
June 26, 2009 | 9:31 AM EST | Jayson


It looks like the new Saga Legends packaging is really starting to ship in quantity as I saw these at a couple of my local Target stores here in Minnesota this morning. Above is a quick snapshot of what one particular store had available: Yoda, 501st Clone Trooper, Saesee Tiin, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Super Battle Droid, Clone Trooper (EII) and Clone Trooper (EIII). The packaging design is quite striking in person as is the new smaller form factor.



Ever Wanted a TFU Shaak Ti?
June 25, 2009 | 11:27 PM EST | Justin2


Yakface forum member Incom recently made an amazing version of Shaak Ti in a customizing Group Project here in the forums – and now he’s offering it up for fellow Yakkers to bid on with Yak Points, which are earned through forum participation!

Pretty hard to pass up an opportunity to own such a great custom figure – if you’re interested in owning it, and of course you are – then click here!



Episode 200: Putting You in the Spotlight
June 25, 2009 | 8:24 PM EST | Jayson


For almost four years Star Wars Action News has been the only podcast bringing you weekly updates with the latest in Star Wars collecting news, product reviews, collecting tips, and commentary. With 199 episodes behind us, why stop now? We continue to bring you the best in Star Wars Collecting with updates on the latest from Gentle Giant, Acme Archives, but to celebrate 200 episodes we have done this show in full video! Darth Bounty and Darth Rockstar take YOU along on a Cincinnati store toy run, and our UK Reporter Steve, the GingerPrince, takes you to the largest Toys R Us in Manchester.

But the focus of this week’s show is to celebrate you, the listeners of Star Wars Action News for 200 episodes. With the video submissions of several listeners, you can take a video tour of the theater room and collection of Jedi Larry B, and get display tips from Scott, Jerry, and Kevin. And you can relive your youth as we have several young Star Wars fans sharing their favorite collectibles with us.

Then we have some in-depth looks at collectibles as Kevin provides a special vintage review and Jerry shares with us his love of Star Wars lenticulars, an item that demands video to be appreciated.

With a disturbing look at what collectors do when (they think) no one’s looking to an inside look at the creative process behind Star Wars comic books, an obligatory 80s reference, and much, much more, it’s all on this celebratory episode of Star Wars Action News.

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Video Versions.



New USB Flash Drives from Funko
June 25, 2009 | 5:00 PM EST | Jayson



Entertainment Earth has updated today adding a few new items to their store for pre-order. Funku has gotten into the thumb drive game with their first series of Star Wars themed USB 2GB Flash Drives. Place your pre-order now for YodaBoba FettStormtrooper and Darth Vader



New Legacy and Clone Wars Battle Pack Images
June 25, 2009 | 2:54 PM EST | Jayson

Sir Steve’s Guide has posted new hi-res shots of a few upcoming Legacy and Clone Wars Battle Packs. Head on over for the Gelagrub Patrol, Rishi Moon Outpost Attack, Battle for Endor and Geonosis Assault sets.



More on Wal-Mart Commando Evolutions
June 24, 2009 | 4:10 PM EST | Justin2

As a follow up to the great pics that our friends over at Jediinsider.com revealed recently of the upcoming Wal-Mart Exclusive Evolution Sets, a little investigative work has uncovered another preview of a few of these clones. Head on over to the forums and check them out here.



R2-D2 Gets Another Summer Blockbuster Cameo
June 24, 2009 | 2:07 PM EST | Jayson

StarWars.com is reporting that R2-D2 is getting another cameo* in the next big summer blockbuster. Be on the lookout for him as an “easter egg” in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen during a desert scene.

*R2-D2 was also given a cameo in the new Star Trek.



Hello Wars?
June 24, 2009 | 12:28 AM EST | Jayson


Ever wonder what a mash up between Star Wars and Hello Kitty would look like? Me neither, but it’s cute as hell. Head over to HelloWars.com and check out their site and order a sticker or two.*

*Sorry folks, store’s now closed due to copyright infringement.



New Wal-Mart Exclusive Evolutions Packaging
June 23, 2009 | 9:07 PM EST | Jayson



The team over at JediInsider have acquired packaging images of the last of the Evolutions Sets that are slated for release as a Wal-Mart Exclusive. Head over for a glimpse of the Imperial Pilots II, Evolution of the Commandos and Rebel Pilots III.



More New Clone Wars and Legacy Figures 
June 23, 2009 | 8:37 PM EST | Jayson



The spies over at Sandtroopers have reloaded yet again with a few more carded images from the Clone Wars and Legacy Collections. Head on over for shots of Clegg Holdfast, Queen Amidala in Travel Gown, Clone Tank Gunner, Clone Pilot “Matchstick” and Darth Sidious – Hologram with Mechano Chair*.

*Anyone else find it odd that Hasbro’s packaging designers chose an image of the ROTJ era Palpatine instead of an Episode I image on which this figure is based? Yeah, me too,



Lightsabers and Blasters for Wii Coming Soon
June 23, 2009 | 8:20 PM EST | Jayson

Coming this fall, you’ll be able to play your favorite Star Wars Wii games like a true Jedi Master or Clone Trooper with Lucasfilm licensed Lightsabers and Blasters!

Head to the official site for more info details.



Another Look at Upcoming Clone Wars Figures
June 22, 2009 | 3:22 PM EST | Justin2


A few more loose images of some upcoming Clone Wars figures surfaced today, head on into the forums and check out Cad Bane, Whorm Loathsome and a couple Commando Droids.

UPDATE – New pics of Clone Trooper Denal have been added!



The Return of the Rocket Firing Boba Fett – Only Smaller
June 21, 2009 | 7:23 PM EST | Jayson


A listing over on the Yahoo Japan auction site confirms a much speculated (and hoped for) chase figure for the upcoming Boba Fett Collection in the Medicom/Tomy Kubrick line: The Rocket Firing Boba Fett! This Kubrick is a homage to the highly coveted Vintage piece and, if you’re lucky, will be the next best thing to adding that bit of nostalgia to your colllection.

Thanks to “icruise” over in the JediDefender Forums for the tip off.



New Clone Wars Figure Images
June 21, 2009 | 6:31 PM EST | Jayson



Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have acquired new Clone Wars figure images courtesy of their super-intel scavenger Gorkoracing. Head on over to their forums to view some great close-ups of the new Obi-Wan Kenobi in Space Suit, 4A-7 and my favorite, Yoda.



Rykrof Enloe – The Fallen Ones
June 21, 2009 | 11:18 AM EST | Justin2


Just in time for Father’s Day, a new installment in the Rykrof Enloe series has been released! This is one chapter you certainly don’t want to miss as chaos in the galaxy ensues following the death of Count Dooku – head on over to the forums and check it out after the jump!



Star Wars Nostalgia in Southern Tunisia
June 21, 2009 | 11:17 AM EST | Justin2

In what could contain a hint of things come in the live TV series, an article at The National talks about the experiences that some vacationers have had when visiting Tunisia, the famous location for many scenes on Tatooine in our beloved films.

In particular, one local worker in the area mentions the following about areas used in the films:“He gives us money, and we fix it. He said there is another part of Star Wars filming here. In the summer, maybe.” 

It’s an interesting read – check it out here, and thanks to darth sidious for the heads up!



Kubrick Deluxe Series 1 and 2 Revealed
June 19, 2009 | 11:46 PM EST | Jayson

JediDefender has revealed that during this weekend’s Medicom Toy Exhibiton, a new line of Kubricks was announced that borrows a bit from Hasbro’s Droid Factory “Build A Droid” concept. Each six figure set includes an extra piece to build a larger seventh item.

Deluxe Series 1: Jabba’s Palace
Includes Jabba’s Palace Luke Skywalker (with bone), Chewbacca as Boushh’s Bounty, C-3PO w/Salacious Crumb, R2-D2 (w/Sail Barge Serving Tray), Bib Fortuna and Amanaman!

Collect all six figures and build a Kubrick scale Jabba the Hutt and Dais!

Deluxe Series 2: Hoth (Echo Base)
Includes Luke Skywalker in Hoth Gear, Han Solo in Hoth Gear (now with goggles), Princess Leia Organa in Hoth Gear, Chewbacca (Millennium Falcon Mechanic), R-3PO and a Snowtrooper Commander!

Collect all six figures and build a Kubrick scale AT-ST Walker!

Head on over for the images.



Gentle Giant: The Republic Commando Invasion Begins!
June 19, 2009 | 10:59 PM EST | Jayson



Over the years Gentle Giant has received many requests for the Delta Squad Clone Troopers from the Lucasarts video game Republic Commando. So it comes with great pleasure that we can grant the wishes of our dedicated Star Wars collectors world wide!

As the invasion begins, The Republic Commandos (shipping 4th quarter) will be offered to 4 locations across the globe, as well as directly to Gentle Giant’s Premier Guild Members. There will also be a strictly limited edition box set of all 4 busts made available exclusively at Gentle Giant Ltd

Boss – The Netherlands – Total 1,300 Edition size
Fixer – Japan – 1,300 Edition Size
Sev – UK – Total 1,300 Edition size
Scorch – USA – Total 1,300 Edition size

Head to Gentle Giant Collectors for a complete distribution breakdown



New Products from Gentle Giant
June 19, 2009 | 10:35 PM EST | Jayson

Gentle Giant updated with a several product reveals this week featuring mini busts and a set of Trash Compactor themed book ends.

Princess Leia in Hoth Fatigues Avail. April 2010

From Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back and the Icy Battle of Hoth Comes Princess Leia Organa. This 6.5 inch mini-bust has been finely sculpted and accurately detailed. Leia is depicted here in a practical insulated snowsuit and vest in traditional Alderaanian white in memory of her home world.

Star Wars Trash Compactor Bookends Avail. April 2010

Cast in high quality Poly stone then hand painted to exacting standards. Each is then numbered and comes complete with matching certificate of authenticity and is a limited edition.

Measuring 6″ deep, 12″ Wide and 7.5″ high, these bookends are well suited for DVD’s, Books and Graphic Novels. The modular aspect allows the consumer to display them in a number of ways.

Both of these are available for pre-order now through various online stores and of course Gentle Giant Ltd.



Disney Exclusive Star Wars Potato Heads
June 19, 2009 | 8:51 PM EST | Jayson


This October, guests of Walt Disney World, Florida and Disneyland Resort, California will find three new characters from the popular Star Wars Potato Head series available for purchase exclusively from the two parks.

Chipbacca, Mashter Yoda, and C-3PotatO will each retail for about $12.95. Get ’em while they’re…well, you know!

Head to the official site for a closer look.



First Look: The Complete Vader
June 19, 2009 | 8:48 PM EST | Jayson

StarWars.com updates tonight with a peek inside the new The Complete Vader book due for release this October. It explores Vader’s creation, evolution, merchandising, and impact on pop culture, with hundreds of photos and a handful of removable “interactive inserts” scattered throughout.

Head to the official site and view a slideshow showcasing a few of the page spreads in this highly anticipated, behind-the-scenes look at the Dark Lord of the Sith.



New Legends Packaging at Wal-Mart
June 19, 2009 | 1:36 PM EST | Justin2

While at a Wal-Mart outside of the St. Louis area today, I noticed that the Star Wars section was fully restocked – not with the new AOTC B.A.D. wave, or even newer Clone Wars figures – but more Legends figures. But this time, they were the new packaging… and sitting right next to them on the pegs were a lot of the blue and white packaging – of the same figures no less.

It was rather easy passing on figures that have been repacked several times now and most of these were just $4.99 during their initial release, but if you’re a variation collector you might want to check out your local Wal-Marts to see if these have hit your store yet.

Of note, all of these had bent cards and dinged corners – could be a sign that the new packaging design is going to be tougher to find MOMC.

Click here to discuss in the forums.



The Clone Wars: Bombad Decoded
June 19, 2009 | 1:21 PM EST | Jayson


Just a reminder that Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded returns tonight featuring the episode “Bombad Jedi” from season one. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded enhances each episode with exclusive content created by the Lucasfilm Animation talent responsible for the show itself. It airs tonight at 9:00 EST/8:00 CST.



Medicom Parco Toy Exhibition ’09 Carded “Toy Fair” Vader
June 19, 2009 | 12:57 PM EST | Jayson


The annual Medicom Toy Parco Exhibition kicked off last night and preview attendees were treated to a new carded Darth Vader that pays homage to the chrome Vader from 2002’s Toy Fair, complete with lightsaber that penetrates through the top of bubble. And like previous Parco exclusives, it’s already commanding quite a premium on eBay.

Thanks to the order at JediDefender for the heads up.



Pre-Orders and Available Items… Check it out…
June 19, 2009 | 7:36 AM EST | Mark

Over at SideShow, they have the following avail;able for Pre-Order and Also Second Chance in stock…

In Stock NOW…
212th Attack Battalion - Utapau Clone Trooper 12-inch Figure



Customizer Mega-Spotlight
June 18, 2009 | 10:52 PM EST | Justin2



There’s been so many great customs posted in our forums lately that the only thing that seemed fair was to do a spotlight of several members at once!

So without further delay we are happy to show off the works of Jedistyle who in addition to a Duros Jedi, has finished up another batch of his classic work we have all come to know and love.

A newer forum member to Yakface, CUYVALDAR has already made a splash with his Artic Gear Captain Rex, along with several other impressive customs.

Last but not least, jlw515 brings forward an amazing custom of Chewbacca as Snoova, followed up by several more original works of his own.



“Crumb Bomber” Gunship Revealed
June 18, 2009 | 9:13 PM EST | Jayson


The crew at JediNews have acquired image of the new/retrofitted Republic Gunship dubbed the “Crumb Bomber”. This version includes deployable boarding ramps, full-length blast doors, more hidden weaponry than you can shake a stick at and of course the unique Kowakian monkey-lizard deco. Head to jedinews.co.uk for a closer look.

Thanks to Yak Forum Mod Paul Skywalker for the tip.



New Clone Wars Figure Images
June 18, 2009 | 4:23 PM EST | Jayson

The crew at Sandtroopers has acquired a couple new images today showcasing the upcoming Clone Wars Padmé Amidala and a prototype of a reworked Clone Wars Magnaguard featuring a soft good cape and interchangeable heads. Head on over for a sneak peek!

Also, the guys at JediDefender have picked up a couple more Cad Bane images showing off more of his detail and articulation. Give them a gander as well.



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
June 18, 2009 | 8:43 AM EST | Bill


Hi – Here is a quick update from Big Bad Toy Store


We’ll be posting information on select new preorders and new arrivals moments after they go up on the site. We’ll also have some general toy news and special sale items from time to time.

Hasbro has announced two new lightsabers in their Force FX line. Count Dooku get’s his first Force FX lightsaber, while Obi-Wan Kenobi is getting a new second version. Each of these collectibles is priced at $99.99, and they are expected to arrive this September.

Diamond has a large amount of new items this month. There are Darth maul and Bumblebee Rotocast Bust Banks, an Ultimate Quarter Scale Han Solo from “A New Hope,” new Battlestar Galactica figure large and small, a new Marvel Select Spider-Man, a Beverly Hills Cop Minimates set and more.



The Imperial Shock Troopers, red and white armored precursors to the Stormtrooper, were the protective force for Senators and other government details on Coruscant. This 12″ figure comes with a Carbine Blaster and a Long Rifle, and has over 30 points of articulation, for tons of display options. The Shock Trooper is priced at $84.99, $5 below MSRP, and will be ready to join your army later this year.check it all out here.



Acme Archives SDCC Exclusive ANH Princess Leia Character Key
June 17, 2009 | 9:44 PM EST | Jayson


Acme Archives has officially announced their SDCC Exclusive Character Key: Princess Leia from A New Hope. Limited to an edition size of 750, this character key will be available for pre-order for Comic-Con attendees only July 1st 12pm PST through July 15th 12am PST and will be ready to pick July 22-26th at the con.



Adidas Originals Launches Star Wars Line
June 17, 2009 | 4:57 PM EST | Jayson


Global streetwear icon, adidas Originals is proud to announce a unique collaboration with one of the world’s best known and loved brand marks: Star Wars. This stellar Spring/Summer 2010 collection fuses iconic Star Wars characters and scenes with classic adidas Originals footwear and apparel silhouettes.

Head to the official site for more.



Rykrof Enloe as an Old Man!
June 17, 2009 | 1:42 AM EST | Justin2


Anyone who knows me in this hobby is aware that my favorite two things about it are customizing and photonovels. And nothing is more fun that seeing other people show off their creative side in their love for Star Wars.

But this custom, to me, is already an all time favorite… an amazing custom of none other than Rykrof Enloe, as an older man during the Rebellion Era, courtesy of forum member DanOfTheDead. As part of the current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge, he made this to be the leader of a group of amazing fan fiction Rebels he has been working on the past two months. Just look at the amazing detail in the face!

Check out the latest group of entries in the current Customizing Challenge HERE, and remember submissions are accepted throughout this month – so there’s still plenty of time to get your entries in too.



Yakfinities #30 – Vote Now
June 16, 2009 | 6:08 PM EST | Justin2

The next Yakfinities Customizing Challenge is right around the corner, but first we need to decide what the theme will be! Head on over to the forums and cast your vote!



StarWarsShop Exclusive Mos Eisley Cantina 6-Piece Blaster Glass Set
June 16, 2009 | 5:09 PM EST | Jayson


StarWarsShop.com is now taking pre-orders for the Mos Eisley Cantina 6-Piece Blaster Glass Set. Each glass features a cute cantina patron drawing and cantina logo – Perfect for anyone looking to stock their own bar at home. Just remember, Han shot first!



Sandtroopers Covers George Lucas Award Ceremony
June 16, 2009 | 2:17 PM EST | Jayson

Chris “Darth” Spice over at Sandtroopers.com has posted his summary of events from attending the George Lucas Award Ceremony at the Gene Siskel Film Center this past Saturday. Head over for the read and to view his interview with “The Maker”.



StarWarsShop Exclusive Stormtrooper Commander Mini Bust
June 16, 2009 | 1:23 PM EST | Jayson


StarWarsShop.com has now taking pre-orders for the Exclusive Stormtrooper Commander Mini Bust from Gentle Giant. This StarWarsShop Exclusive limited to 2500 pieces and ships this October. The perfect gift for any The Force Unleashed, Mini Bust or Stormtrooper fan!



StarWarsShop.com Gets a Facelift
June 16, 2009 | 1:06 PM EST | Jayson


After a being offline yesterday, StarWarsShop.com has relaunched today with a brand new look! Head over and explore all their deals at the new online store.



Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Outcast
June 16, 2009 | 9:10 AM EST | freebird

Here’s my latest review. Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Outcast Click here to read it. Next up. Fate of the Jedi: Omen



Episode 199: The Ultimate Autograph–George Lucas!
June 16, 2009 | 8:52 AM EST | Jayson


For anyone who collects autographs there are some rare, hard to get autographs that would be the one they want above all others. The rarity of these autographs is what makes Master Replicas able to charge $800 more for a Millennium Falcon WITH Harrison Ford’s autograph versus one without. For Arnie, that ultimate autograph has always been George Lucas, and this past weekend at the Siskel Film Center Arnie was able to get that autograph and meet “the maker”. This week on Star Wars Action News, Arnie and Marjorie report on the George Lucas tribute at the Siskel Center and discuss finally getting that picture and autograph.

Also this week, we have a vintage review of not one but two vintage Death Star playsets, one you probably know very well and the other you might not have heard of.

With a review of the new Clone Wars novel No Prisoners and a Hasbro Q&A, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

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



Clone Wars Tin Sets
June 15, 2009 | 7:51 PM EST | Justin2

Remember the Commemorative Tin Sets that hit clearance everywhere a couple years back? Well apparently someone at Hasbro thinks these are worth bringing back… this time animated style.

For a few pics head on over to Sandtroopers.com



Four New Clone Wars Clone Two Packs Revealed
June 15, 2009 | 4:45 PM EST | Jayson

There has been a flurry of new Clone Wars Two-Packs popping up today across the fan sites. Rebelscum has posted two featuring Lt. Thire and Clone Trooper Rys and Yoda & Clone Trooper Jekand JediDefender’s spies have snapped up a different set featuring Captain Rex & Fives whose packaging also reveals a Clone Commander Cody and Echo as well. Head on over to check’em out.



New Clone Wars Items Leaked
June 15, 2009 | 2:48 PM EST | Justin2

Nick over at jeditemplearchives.com was able to find some new Clone Wars items at a local shop in his area recently, including the Republic Turbo Tank that we are all looking forward to.

Quite a score! Check out all the details after the jump!



Forum Update
June 15, 2009 | 2:37 PM EST | Justin2

For the next week we’ll be implementing some updates to the Yakface forums. As a result you might experience some downtime. We appreciate everyone’s patience.



Congratulations Bill & Takami
June 15, 2009 | 11:42 AM EST | Jayson

A warm congratulations goes out to our very own Bill Cox as he and his new bride, Takami, tied the knot this past weekend in Texas. We truly wish the best for you both!



OT – More Star Trek Figures from Playmates
June 15, 2009 | 11:38 AM EST | Justin2


Whether or not you’re a Star Trek fan, it’s always fun to see another line of figures in the 3-3/4″ scale that we all know and love. Head on over to Trekmovie.com for some great previews of the second wave of figures from the new flick.



K & C Collectibles: June Pre-Order – Lovely Leia Signed Giclee & More
June 14, 2009 | 3:40 PM EST | Jayson


K & C Collectibles has added new June 2009 pre-order items this week.

New Pre-Order – June 25th, 2009:
Obi-Wan Kenobi EP III – UQS – SAVE $10
Interactive 15-inch R2-D2
Luke Skywalker – Bespin Fatigues Statue – SAVE $10
Oola – Mini Bust – SAVE $10
Lovely Leia – Signed Fine Art Giclee
Clone Wars Map Pack #3 – The Crystal Caves of Ilum

In Stock – Real Mask Collection Series 1
Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker
Luke Skywalker
AT-AT Driver
Figrin D’an (Bith)
Nein Nunb
Admiral Ackbar

NEW –Legacy Collection:
Luke Skywalker #38
Emperor Palpatine #39
Captain Needa #40
Princess Leia #41
Hoth Rebel Trooper #44 (version 1)
Ugnaught #43 (version 1)

In Stock – NEW Remote Control:

NEW – Battle Packs:
Rancor with Luke Skywalker
Scramble on YAVIN
Jabba’s Palace
Hoth Speeder Bike Patrol
Hoth Recon Patrol

NEW – Clone Wars Action Figures:
Kit Fisto – # 27
Clone Trooper – 41st Elite Corps – #26
Rocket Battle Droid – #25
Jar Jar Binks #24



Clones… and more Clones!
June 14, 2009 | 3:00 PM EST | Justin2


For all you Clone Wars fans we’ve got some more images for you today of more army builders due out later this year – head on over to the forums and check them out!



Sir Count Dooku for Actor Christopher Lee
June 12, 2009 | 11:24 PM EST | Jayson


Famed Christopher Lee, Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus in Episode II and III has been chosen to receive knighthood courtesy of her Majesty the Queen of England. Head to Yahoo for more details.

Thanks to forumite darth sidious for the heads up!



Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 68th Edition
June 12, 2009 | 1:23 PM EST | Jayson


The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the answers to questions submitted back on 5/22. Answers this week cover: U-3PO’s color shift, the Magnaguard Fighter’s non-advertised feature and Willrow Hood’s progress*.

Head to our forum to find out the answers.

*My poorly worded question might have caused us not to get a teaser shot of this figure this round. : (



New Rykrof Enloe Previews
June 12, 2009 | 11:02 AM EST | Justin2

As the Clone Wars draw to a close, Commander Rykrof Enloe will soon find himself facing perilous decisions as the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire.

We’ve got several new previews of what’s just around the corner for Rykrof and his allies in the next chapter – head on over to the forums for a sneak peek!



The Clone Wars: Duel of the Droids Decoded
June 12, 2009 | 10:01 AM EST | Jayson


Just a reminder that Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded returns tonight featuring the episode “Duel of the Droids” from season one. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded enhances each episode with exclusive content created by the Lucasfilm Animation talent responsible for the show itself. It airs tonight at 9:00 EST/8:00 CST.



Joker Squad Makes Wired’s Father’s Day Gift Guide
June 11, 2009 | 1:58 PM EST | Jayson

Wired Magazine has released their yearly “Father’s Day Gift Guide” and making the list is theEntertainment Earth Exclusive Joker Squad Multipack . You can get yours or your dad’s set today in time for Father’s Day next weekend.



Imperial Shock Trooper 12-inch Figure
June 11, 2009 | 9:08 AM EST | Mark

SideShow Toy Pre-Orders start today…



R2’s Cameo Has Been Found
June 11, 2009 | 8:37 AM EST | Jayson

Looks like the R2-D2 easter egg in the new Star Trek has been found! The official Facebook pageupdated this week revealing the answer and announced the winner of the contest.

Here is the answer (highlight the spoiler text):

“During the Drill Machine sequence as the Enterprise comes out of its barrel role amidst destruction of the other Federation ships above Vulcan, we cut to an interior Enterprise bridge over the shoulder of Kirk that is looking out through the front viewscreen. In space, R2-D2 is floating in the debris from about the top middle of the screen to the bottom right.”

For an image of the above scene, visit the gadget site Gizmodo.com



Star Wars Series IV Mimobots Revealed 
June 10, 2009 | 11:49 PM EST | Jayson


Mimoco, makers of the MIMOBOT collection of designer USB flash drives, is celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Phantom Menace with an all-new series of themed MIMOBOT characters, beginning with the iconic, tattooed face of the deadly Sith apprentice, Darth Maul. Darth Maul will be the thirteenth character in the Star Wars MIMOBOT collection of flash drives, and is joined by Clone Wars’ Captain Rex and…TWO Darth Vaders – one sporting the younger charred Anakin from EIII and a chase/shortpacked version showing the older, pale Anakin from ROTJ.

Head to Mimoco’s official site for their press release and then head to StarWarsShop.com to preorder yours.



New Comic Pack Imagery
June 10, 2009 | 1:24 PM EST | Justin2

Our pals over at Rebelscum.com have gotten their hands on some new pics of both new and repackaged Comic Packs due out in the red and white Legacy Packaging. Check them out HERE.



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
June 9, 2009 | 11:54 PM EST | Bill


Hi – Here is a quick update from Big Bad Toy Store


Sideshow’s new 12″ figure of the father of Indiana Jones is on its way. Henry Jones, Sr. comes with accessories like his hat, briefcase, umbrella, most of his wardrobe, the Holy Grail and more, and is priced at $86.99.


This flashback figure shows Indiana Jones as he appears in his teens. The sculpt is a great likeness of River Phoenix, the actor who played young Indy, and he comes with a variety of items, including the Cross of Coronado. This figure is a great piece for River Phoenix fans as well as Indy fans of all ages, and he’s priced at $139.99, $10 below MSRP. check it all out here.



LEGO® Star Wars Days this Weekend at Legoland California
June 9, 2009 | 8:47 PM EST | Jayson

Dress up as your favorite STAR WARS character and join the 501st Legion of stormtroopers as they roam the Park in full garb this weekend (June 13-14)! Participate in the costume contest, building activities and product viewings. Also, join other STAR WARS fans for their LEGO® Fan Club STAR WARS™ Gallery and giveaways!

Click here for more details.

Thanks to Keven for the tip.



Kilometers 4 Katie
June 9, 2009 | 10:24 AM EST | Jayson


A new website has launched for Kilometers 4 Katie aimed at raising money for the Make A Wishfoundation in memory of Katie Johnson. Head over to find out how you can contribute to a very worthy cause.



Episode 198: Joke’s On Us
June 8, 2009 | 11:18 PM EST | Jayson


Ever since 1977 Star Wars fans have loved Stormtroopers. But the problem is, they’re all mostly the same. Sure, there are Sandtroopers with their colored shoulders, and Snowtroopers with their erie hoods and half-capes, but really there is just one Stormtrooper. Leave it to Hasbro to find a way to give us a multi-pack full of unique, helmet-removable stormtroopers by making the Joker’s Squad of Stormtroopers from the Legacy comic books. We review these figures this week.

Also this week we look at other offerings from Hasbro including some new Titaniums, the Target exclusive remote controlled Astromech droids, the Target exclusive Jabba’s Rancor, and the TIE Fighter Bust from Gentle Giant.

And remember the Star Wars Action News video idol contest where you can win great prizes and prize packs from sponsors Most Wanted Collectibles, Brian’s Toys, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles.

To enter just contribute a video for Star Wars Action News’ 200th episode and turn it in by 6/17/2009. All the details about the contest can be found on the show or at our web site. We look forward to seeing your videos!

And thank you for listening to this week’s Star Wars Action News.

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



New Clone Wars Deluxe Images
June 8, 2009 | 10:38 PM EST | Jayson



Our friends at JediDefender have acquired a few new packaged shots of the upcoming Clone Wars Deluxe Assortment. Head on over for a gallery of the 212th Attack Battalion Troopers and the Turbo Tank Support Squad.



Coming Soon: Clone Wars “Decide Your Destiny”
June 8, 2009 | 9:59 PM EST | Jayson

Some of you older reader may remember “Choose Your Own Adventure” books from your childhood and now the younger reader of today will get to experience something similar with a Star Wars twist.

You can now battle against the forces of evil or join them should you so wish, in an incredible new novel format being published by Penguin in the UK this summer! (North American readers will have to wait a little bit longer, but Decide Your Destiny will be available here as well.)

The series will launch in the UK in July with The Way of the Jedi and Tethan Battle Adventure. Both stories will have over 50 choices to make and can be read over and over again as they won’t necessarily end the same way each time!

Head to StarWars.com for the more.



Entertainment Earth Deal of the Day: Crimson Empire Crucible Set
June 8, 2009 | 9:30 PM EST | Jayson


Entertainment Earth is offering a special Twitter “Deal of the Day” on the Exclusive Crimson Empire Crucible Set. Today and today only you can pick up this multipack set for the low price of $25.90 – saving you $9.00! Head over and pick yours up today!



Customizing Challenge Updates
June 8, 2009 | 8:27 PM EST | Justin2


The current Yakfinities Customizing Challenge, TEAMS continues through the month of June – be sure to check out the latest entries or submit your own creation here.

Want to help decide what your fellow Yakkers will customize next? Open discussion is taking place before we vote on the 30th Yakfinities – so head on over and offer a suggestion!



Photonovel Spotlight – Darth Kikinou
June 8, 2009 | 8:13 PM EST | Justin2


Forum member Darth Kikinou has updated his photonovel series, The Guardians of Peace and Justice, with an all new exciting installment.

In this latest chapter you’ll see plenty of action as Master Sifo-Dyas squares off against several Mandalorian raiders, and the evolution of evil itself as Darth Plagueis begins to discover the secrets of the Dark Side.

All that aside, when Iktotchi Monks begin serving roasted Toydarian to the noble Jedi, you knowthings are about to get nasty… check out this very enjoyable new installment after the jump!



Worth 1000 Celebrity Star Wars 5 Photoshop Contest
June 8, 2009 | 3:27 PM EST | Jayson

Worth 1000 held a Photoshop contest challenging digital artists to create unique works combining celebrities and Star Wars characters. Head to Worth 1000 to view the entries. Thanks to forumiteIncom for the tip.



Steel CIty Con: Celebrity Guest List Continues to Build
June 7, 2009 | 7:40 PM EST | Jayson


Promoters of the Steel City Con have just announced several major celebrities that will be doing a signing appearance at the upcoming show December 4-6, 2009. Apart from professional wrestlers in attendance, Star Wars fans will be treated to special signing appearance by Peter Mayhew (“Chewbacca” from Star Wars). Attendees will also see a large number of Comic Book Artists and Illustrators. Of course, a big reason that most enjoy going to the Steel City Con is to see the massive selection of vendors selling new and vintage toys and comic books. Head to steelcitycon.com for more details.



Wattographs Autograph Signings: Phil Tippett & Colin Ware!
June 7, 2009 | 12:00 PM EST | Brandon

In 1984 Phil Tippett along with John Berg headed the ILM animation department in The “Empire Strikes Back.” Tippett & Berg’s innovative stop-motion technique brought life to the rebellion’s Tauntauns and menacing AT-AT Walkers. Afterwards, Tippett led the creature shop in 1983 for “Return of the Jedi” supervising all the aliens of Jabba’s Palace and the rebellion which won him the Oscar that year. He was personally selected by Stephen Spielberg to supervise the animation of dinosaurs for “Jurassic Park”. His other films include “Virus” and “Starship Troopers” among others. Mr. Tippett will be signing official photographs and fans’ personal items!

Colin Ware played cowardly neimoidians, Lushros Dofine and Viceroy Nute Gunray in “Revenge of the Sith.” Gunray continuously avoided capture and trial during the Clone Wars until Darth Vader brought him to justice -from a certain point of view. Mr. Ware will be signing official photos and fan’s personal items!

Signing ends June 30th at 11:59:59pm EDT. Personal items need to be in Scott’s possession by June 30th. Visit Wattographs for complete signing details!




Want an Autographed Copy of Fanboys? Follow us on Twitter!
June 6, 2009 | 8:43 AM EST | Jayson


Fanboys director Kyle Newman was kind enough to send us a couple autographed copies of the Fanboys DVD, so I figured what better way to kick off our official Twitter launch than to give them away to our followers. From now until the end of next Saturday (June 13) I’ll be picking two followers at random and if selected, you’ll receive your very own signed copy! Joining Twitter is easy, so sign up and start following us and many other Star Wars fans today!



Lars Homestead on Sale (finally) at TRU
June 5, 2009 | 5:01 PM EST | Jayson


Those that have been holding out for the Lars Homestead until the price was a little more palatable can start searching your Toys R Us aisle as it appears to have been marked down $39.98 (orig. $49.99). If you don’t have a store in your area, this price is also being honored online.



B.A.D. Phase II Darktrooper – It’s HUGE!
June 5, 2009 | 2:06 PM EST | Jayson


Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have acquired a new image of the Phase II Darktrooper and if you thought the first version was beefy, this new B.A.D. is massive.



NEW Carded and Loose Clone Wars and Legacy Images
June 5, 2009 | 1:55 PM EST | Jayson

Our friends at YodasNews have posted a slew of new carded and loose images covering the Clone Wars, Legacy, Titanium and Galactic Heroes assortments. Head over for the high-res goodness.



The Clone Wars: Downfall of a Droid Decoded
June 5, 2009 | 1:50 PM EST | Jayson


Just a reminder that Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded returns tonight featuring the episode “Downfall of a Droid” from season one. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decoded enhances each episode with exclusive content created by the Lucasfilm Animation talent responsible for the show itself. It aires tonight at 9:00 EST/8:00 CST.



Kubrick Series 10 Chases Revealed!
June 5, 2009 | 11:18 AM EST | Jayson


Images have surfaced at Instinc Toy’s Blog for the chase figures in Medicom’s soon-to-be-released Kubrick Series 10. Be on the hunt for Commander Gree, Tion Medon and a four-armed version of General Grievous! These chases join the common figures in this Revenge of the Sith themed series: Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader (with removable helmet), Clone Trooper, Tarfful, Darth Sidious and General Grievous.



The Force Among Us Hits the Big Screen – One Night Only!
June 5, 2009 | 10:14 AM EST | Jayson

The Force Among Us makes its official big screen debut Friday June 12th 2009 – for one night only the documentary will be shown at the Gene Siskle Film Center at 8pm. Tickets are limited and can be purchased in advance at siskelfilmcenter.org limited copies of the film are also still available on dvd at the film’s website. Cris and Cort will also be on WGN morning news the day of the event as well.



Sideshow Collectibles Announces 12″ Imperial Shock Trooper
June 5, 2009 | 9:12 AM EST | Jayson


Sideshow Collectibles updates revealing the next offering in their Militaries of Star Wars line – the Imperial Shock Trooper 12-inch figure! Pre-orders start next thursday.



Sideshow Toy Pre-Order
June 5, 2009 | 7:59 AM EST | Mark

Here are some nice pre-orders from Sideshow…

There is also a Yoda VCD.. Very Cute.. Darth Maul looks awesome!

Also In Stock…
Tusken Raider Premium Format Figure - Sideshow Exclusive
Plus many others… Check it out!!!



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
June 4, 2009 | 11:39 PM EST | Bill


Hi – Here is a quick update from Big Bad Toy Store We’ve just added lots of new preorders for all of your favorite lines. In addition, be sure to check out the SDCC 2009 DIAMOND EXCLUSIVES
We’ve listed a number of Diamond’s SDCC 2009 exclusives. A couple have already sold out, but we’ve still got pre-orders available for the new G1 Megatron Bust, the Angry Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man Bank, and the Dawn in Red Schoolgirl Skirt Statue, at $69.99, $19.99 and $39.99, respectively check it all out here.



YakTube – The Emperor’s Royal Guard
June 4, 2009 | 10:44 PM EST | Niktom


What not to do when approaching any member of the Emperor’s Royal Guard.

The Emperor’s Royal Guard

Thanks to my favorite Royal Guard, Lucious Talvloinne (TR 4126), for pointing me to this video. Thumbs up, thumbs down? Talk about it in the forums.



SWAN 200th Episode Video Contest
June 4, 2009 | 5:10 PM EST | Jayson


Star Wars Action News is about to reach its 200th episode, and to celebrate they are holding a video creation contest! You can win a 1/6 Scale Ki-Adi Mundi, a set of Clone Wars Jedi Art-FX Statues, a Vintage Carded Return of the Jedi Stormtrooper figure, Gentle Giant products, and more! All you have to do to enter is make an original, short video about Star Wars or Star Wars Collecting.

You have until 6/17/09 to enter (extended from the original 6/10 date). All the details can be found at swactionnews.com. Good luck and we look forward to seeing your videos!



Carded Figures Galore at Sandtroopers
June 4, 2009 | 4:50 PM EST | Jayson

The reporting legion in white at Sandtroopers have assembled a new gallery of 20 Clone Wars carded figures due later this year. Even though there are some repacks in the refreshed line, you’ve got to admit they look pretty sharp in the new packaging. Head over for all the shots.



Summer Group Project is Here!
June 4, 2009 | 12:34 AM EST | Justin2


For all you customizers out there itching for a fun project to work on this summer, the GLADIATORS GROUP PROJECT is for you!

Group Projects are similar to the Yakfinities Customizing Challenges, but these are a bit more character specific. However, this time the topic is a little more theme based than usual which gives us all some more variety to work with.

For the full scoop and how you can participate, one click gets you all the details.



K & C Collectibles: New Legacy Collection Action Figures
June 3, 2009 | 8:36 PM EST | Jayson


K & C Collectibles received these new items this week.

NEW –Legacy Collection:
Luke Skywalker #38
Emperor Palpatine #39
Captain Needa #40
Princess Leia #41
Hoth Rebel Trooper #44 (version 1)
Ugnaught #43 (version 1)

NEW Remote Control:

NEW – Battle Packs:
Rancor with Luke Skywalker
Scramble on YAVIN
Jabba’s Palace

In Stock – Real Mask Collection Series 1

NEW – Clone Wars Action Figures:
Kit Fisto – # 27
Clone Trooper – 41st Elite Corps – #26
Rocket Battle Droid – #25
Jar Jar Binks #24

Pre-Order – June 25th, 2009
Obi-Wan Kenobi EP III – UQS – SAVE $10
Interactive 15-inch R2-D2
Luke Skywalker – Bespin Fatigues Statue – SAVE $10
Oola – Mini Bust – SAVE $10
Lovely Leia – Signed Fine Art Giclee
Clone Wars Map Pack #3 – The Crystal Caves of Ilum



New Republic Gunship Prototype Images
June 3, 2009 | 11:03 AM EST | Justin2


Your clone ranks can ride more safely soon as the folks over at jedinews.co.uk have gotten their hands on several prototype images of a retrofitted Republic Gunship featuring full-length blast doors, drop down boarding hatches and modified rocket launchers. Head on over and check out all the great pics after the jump!

Also thanks for forum moderator Paulskywalker for the heads up.



Red/White Packaging Appearing
June 3, 2009 | 6:56 AM EST | Jayson


It looks like the new red and white packaging is starting to trickle out at retail. Yakreader Dave J sends in this pic from the aisles of his local Target showing off the role playing lightsabers new look. It’ll just be a matter of time before the seas of blue and white are replaced by this new unified design.



UPDATE: New Clone Trooper Squad Exclusive at K-Mart
June 2, 2009 | 5:49 PM EST | Jayson


UPDATE: Volkerc over at POTF2.com has confirmed that the Clone Trooper Squad 4-Pack reported on last month will in fact be a K-Mart Exclusive. Head on over for new boxed photos.

Posted on May 15, 2009 | 8:44 PM EST by Jayson.
Forum Moderator “Paul Skywalker” posted a tip in the forums with word* of a new Legacy Clone Trooper set entitled Clone Trooper Squad that includes a red ARC Trooper Commander, Clone Scuba Trooper, Clone Trooper w/CIP Quad Cannon and General Obi-Wan Kenobi in Clone Armor. All these figures are repacks of previous releases and there’s no word yet as to where the sets will be available.



Episode 197: We Get Mugg-ed
June 2, 2009 | 8:51 AM EST | Jayson


The Star Wars Mighty Muggs are an interesting line. While so many of the Muggs warm shelves across the nation, others go for top dollar on eBay. With shoddy distribution and a number of exclusives, the only true reliable way to get the newest Muggs at near-retail prices is ordering by the case. This week on Star Wars Action News, we open cases of Wave 8 and 9 Mighty Muggs and see if they are worth the trouble, and also review the exclusive Admiral Ackbar and Shadow Stormtrooper Muggs.

Also this week we have a very special Hasbro Q&A. Recently Hasbro announced that the collector market is waning and as such actions have been taken, such as removing the upcoming Force Unleashed wave from the regular lineup, instead making those figures exclusives, and that there will be a reduction in future collector-specific figures in the line. On this week’s Q&A we drill for details on what this means for the Legacy collection, for comic packs, for the upcoming Expanded Universe wave of figures, and for collectors in general. Hasbro was very generous in giving us in-depth, detailed answers and it is one of our most thought-provoking Q&As yet.

And more this week, Star Wars Action News along with sponsors Brian’s Toys, Sideshow Collectibles, and Kotobukiya are holding a contest in celebration of Star Wars Action News’ 200th episode. Details are revealed in this episode on how you can win a 1/6 Scale Ki-Adi Mundi, a set of Clone Wars Jedi Art-FX Statues, or a Vintage Carded Return of the Jedi Stormtrooper figure! Listen to find out how to enter and win STAR WARS ACTION NEWS VIDEO IDOL!

With voice mails from Disney World and more, it’s all this week on Star Wars Action News.

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



Star Wars: The Old Republic “Deceived” Trailer
June 1, 2009 | 11:11 PM EST | Jayson


Run! Don’t walk to view the trailer for the new Star Wars: The Old Republic online game. If you thought the The Force Unleashed looked intense, wait ’till you see this! I wouldn’t mind seeing this as a feature length film.



Steve Sansweet to Appear at Star Wars Weekends June 5-7
June 1, 2009 | 11:03 PM EST | Jayson


Star Wars author, collector, and Lucasfilm’s head of Fan Relations, Steve Sansweet is making a guest appearance at Star Wars Weekends this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Steve will be at Wicket’s Warehouse, the special store chock full of Star Wars Weekends exclusive merchandise, where he’ll also be signing copies of his last two books, The Star Wars Vault and The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia and he’ll be bringing along some cool give-aways as well.

Steve’s schedule is:
Friday, June 5: 12:30 to 2:30 PM
Saturday, June 6: 1:30 to 3:30 PM
Sunday, June 7: 12:30 to 2:30 PM

Head over to StarWars.com for more details.



Yoda Speaks in Star Wars Insider #110
June 1, 2009 | 10:56 PM EST | Jayson


The voice behind The Clone Wars’ Yoda, Tom Kane, sounds off in an exclusive interview for Insider 110, revealing the many roles he has voiced for countless Star Wars game titles — Threepio, Fett, Tarkin, Ackbar and others have all been benefactors of Kane’s vocal talents!

For more details on what’s in store for Star Wars Insider #110, head over to the official site and look for this issue on newsstands soon.



Legacy Wave 7 Loose Images
June 1, 2009 | 9:15 PM EST | Jayson


Our intrepid staffer Justin just acquired his set of wave 7 from BigBadToyStore and managed to snap a few quick shots of all the figures in this wave. Head to the forums to view the images of the latest to be released from Hasbro.



Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force
June 1, 2009 | 5:06 PM EST | freebird

Here’s my latest review. Star Wars: Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force. Click here to read it. Stay tuned next week for Fate of the Jedi.



Clone Turbo Tank Available NOW!!
June 1, 2009 | 10:30 AM EST | Mark


Over a TRU online you can order the Turbo Tank as it is in stock now.

UPDATE – TRU must have made a mistake or already ran through stock as the item is listed now as unavailable. Thanks to Yakface reader darth stringfield for the heads up.



June 1, 2009 | 9:23 AM EST | Jayson

Gentle Giant LTD has teamed up with GentleGiantCollectors.com to bring you another great giveaway as they gear up for San Diego Comic Con 2009! As most of you know, Gentle Giant Ltd will have several great exclusives from all of your favorite lines, and now is your chance to win them for FREE!

Starting on June 1, 2009 and ending on June 30, 2009 you will have a shot at winning a SDCC Exclusive BlackHole Stormtrooper Statue, a SDCC Exclusive Concept Boba Fett Mini Bust and a SDCC Harry Potter Dumbledore Mini Bust! Each item will have it’s own giveaway criteria and while you are welcome to enter all three, you can only WIN in one category.

Head over for the full details.



eFX Collectibles News: Lower Prices, New Helmet and X-wing Display Case
June 1, 2009 | 7:05 AM EST | Jayson

The eFX Collectibles newsletters are hitting inboxes and they have a three great product announcements.

Effective today (June 1), the Clone Trooper Helmet is now being offered at a new lower price of$279.00, plus their offering a layaway plan with 2 easy payments of $139.50. (Shipping and handling will be added to the last payment.)

eFX also announces the development of the perfect complement to the X-wing FX model, Luke Skywalker’s X-wing Starfighter Helmet. eFX’s modelers were permitted access to the Lucasfilm Archives and were able to scan the actually prop used for A New Hope ensuring the the most accurate replica possible.

Finally, after many requests, eFX is offering an Acrylic Display Case for the X-wing Starfighter FX model. The case includes a Star Wars logo etched into the aluminum base plate and is pre-wired to work with the X-wing’s existing electronics.

For the complete detail on these items and more, head to eFX Collectibles.