July 2009 Archive

Big Bad Toy Store Update
July 16, 2009 | 8:36 AM EST | Bill


Here is another quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com


This new Star Wars collectible will be a great asset towards the security of your computer. This Yoda, done in the animated style, can detect motion and respond with lights and six different phrases to stop the intruder in their tracks. Priced at $26.99, this Jedi Master will be protection you can count on.



The Stormtrooper Commander is a capable and fearless leader of the Empires legions of Stormtroopers, Priced at $94.99, $5 off MSRP, this figure has over 30 points of articulation and comes with a Blaster Rifle and display base, and is ready to lead your Stormtroopers into battle for the Emperor.

check it all out here.



TRU Exclusive Clone Wars Commemorative Tin
July 16, 2009 | 6:56 AM EST | Jayson


As a follow up to Sandtroopers.com’s news post back in June, JediNews has posted final packaging shots of the Clone Wars Commemorative Tin which also reveals that this will be a Toys”R”Us Exclusive. Head over for a closer look.



Target Geonosis Arena Image Gallery
July 16, 2009 | 6:23 AM EST | Jayson


Our friends at JediDefender have posted a high-res gallery of images showing off nearly all of the figures in the Target Exclusive Geonosis Arena two-packs. Head on over for a closer look and prepare to drool over what is sure to be a real home run by Hasbro.



Official Clone Wars Season 1 DVD/Blu-Ray Specs
July 16, 2009 | 12:51 AM EST | Jayson


The Official Site has updated tonight with complete details regarding The Clone Wars Season 1 on DVD and Blu-Ray. Look for the four disc set containing all 22 episides in stores November 3. Head toStarWars.com for the full details.



StarWarsShop: SDCC TFU Stormtrooper Commander Pre-Order
July 16, 2009 | 12:24 AM EST | Jayson



StarWarsShop.com has updated tonight and is now taking pre-orders for the SDCC TFU Stormtrooper Commander. If you missed this figure before, now’s the time. Also check out their new Comic-Con Store section, perfect for those who can’t physically attend the show. It’s the next best thing! Pre-orders ship July 22.



New Galactic Heroes TRU Exclusive Sets
July 15, 2009 | 11:48 PM EST | Jayson

Galactic Hunter has updated tonight with news and photos of two previously unheard of Galactic Heroes boxed sets that have been spotted at Toys”R”Us. Head on over to view the Yavin IV Medal Ceremony with exclusive Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han and Jabba’s Sail Barge with exclusive Max Rebo with red ball organ and Droopy McCool.



New Wedge X-Wing Images
July 15, 2009 | 6:01 PM EST | Jayson



We’ve received another intercepted communication today, this time giving you a sneak peek at a couple clear shots of the rumored Target Exclusive Wedge Antillies’ “Red Two” X-Wing Starfighter. Click the images above for a closer look.



Republic Commando Update
July 15, 2009 | 1:38 PM EST | Justin2


A nice new image surfaced today of the Republic Commando from the upcoming Wal-Mart exclusive Evolution set. Click here for a full body shot of this retooled soldier.



SDCC Exclusive “Smiley” Luke and TFU Stormtrooper Commander
July 15, 2009 | 10:52 AM EST | Jayson



Hasbro as passed along to us official release photos for the SDCC Exclusive Smiley Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot and the re-released The Force Unleashed Stormtrooper Commander. These will be available for purchase at SDCC next week for $9.99 and $12.99 respectively and look for them to pop up for sale online through StarWarsShop.com and HasbroToyShop shortly thereafter.



New Cortosis Super Battle Droid Image
July 14, 2009 | 2:33 PM EST | Jayson


Our friends at Sandtroopers have posted a new image of a reworked TAC Super Battle Droid that sports a gray and red paint job and features a retooled blaster cannon left arm and and claw right arm/hand. The Cortosis SBD will be packed along side Anakin Skywalker in the DroidFactory 2.0 Sets due at Wal-Mart in August.

Head over to Sandtroopers.com for a closer look.



Rebel Pilot Legacy “Jake Farrell” Images
July 14, 2009 | 1:54 PM EST | Jayson



My fellow partner in crime, Justin “Chewie”, has found himself a couple new images of Jake Farrell, the A-Wing Pilot included in the last of the Evolutions sets “Rebel Pilot Legacy – Series III” due later this year exclusively at Wal-Mart. Head to the forums for a couple glamour shots.



Episode 203: Box-a’ Boba
July 14, 2009 | 1:12 PM EST | Jayson


Kubrick collectors have a new reason to rejoice as the Kubrick Boba Fett set, containing 8 variations* of Star Wars’ most famous bounty hunter, has shipped. With six regular versions, and two ultra-rare chase versions, more people are owning more Kubrick Bobas now than ever before. This week Star Wars Action News opens their own case of Boba.

We also this week have Bill Cable, president of the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society, with us talking about the medallions they are selling as a charity fundraiser for Operation Ward 57. Then we look at some of the new red packaged vehicles and Galactic Heroes, discuss the “corrected” Target exclusive Rancor variant, discuss the sell-through of the Hallmark Greedo Christmas Ornament, take your voice mails about where to find new Deluxe figures and red cards, and get plans in place for San Diego Comic Con!

If you’re going to San Diego for Comic Con, you can join us for several events. First, we will be doing a LIVE show from the Kotobukiya booth in the exhibit hall on Thursday, July 24th at 4 p.m. Come out, there will be prizes, trivia, and tell us what you think of the show. Then on Friday, Star Wars day, we will be having our annual Star Wars Action News dinner at the San Diego Burger Company in the Seaport Villiage (on the Pink Bus route). Finally Saturday we are planning a TATTOO-ine party, where you can join us and get inked, the ultimate convention exclusive! Come to any or all of these events, and let us know if you’re joining us on the forums at swactionnews.com.

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

*Note: there are actually nine different Boba Fett Collection Kubricks



50% off AT-TE with Christmas In July at Toys”R”Us
July 14, 2009 | 12:11 PM EST | Jayson


Toys”R”Us through its affiliate Toys.com announces Christmas In July where from Sunday, July 19 through Saturday, July 25 you get a HUGE 50% off discount on the Clone Wars AT-TE making it the ultra attractive price of only $49.99. Head over to Toys.com for the entire list of deals.

*Thanks for Yak Reader Eric for the photo.



Update: Lego Tantive IV Blockade Runner Images
July 14, 2009 | 9:41 AM EST | Jayson

The Eurobricks Forum has revealed a new image today showing what looks to be the instruction booklet for the upcoming 10198 Rebel Blockade Runner. Watch for its release later this year in October and head on over to the Eurobricks for a closer look.

Thanks for PaulSkywalker for the report.

Update: 7/15 Image removed upon request.



Imperial V-Wing Fighter Update
July 14, 2009 | 6:53 AM EST | Jayson


Hot on the heels of our post yesterday revealing the Imperial V-Wing, an eBay auction has turned up confirming that this will be part of the Clone Wars line and a Toys”R”Us Exclusive.



Indiana Jones and Han Solo – Yupon Style
July 13, 2009 | 11:58 PM EST | Jayson



Here is a look at the Indiana Jones line of Yupons from Kotobukiya. These figures, much like Kubricks, are only available in Japan, and thus will not be sold in the US. They are plastic, measure an inch and a half tall and the base is a little bigger than a quarter. Each figure is sold separately in vending machines as blind boxes figures. As a bonus, this set also has one “chase” figure which is Han Solo. Head into the forums to check out the entire set which includes ROTLA Indy, TOD Indy, Marion, Mola Ram, Henry Jones Sr., Mutt, Irina Spalko and Han.



Yakfinities #30 – The Old Republic
July 13, 2009 | 10:01 PM EST | Justin2


It’s hard to believe, but we are already up to our 30th Yakfinities Customizing Challenge!

If you’re a customizer, this is one you won’t want to miss out on, and we’ve got a few nice prizes to boot. Head on over to the forums for all the details after the jump!



Star Wars on Food Network?
July 13, 2009 | 9:17 PM EST | Bill

Fans of the Wookiee Cookbook and recipes like “Darth Malt” won’t be surprised to know that Star Wars appears to be one of the featured subjects on an upcoming Episode of Ace of Cakes on the Food Network, when show starts its new season on July 19th, at 9:00 Central.



Dewback with Sandtrooper at Sandtroopers
July 13, 2009 | 9:14 PM EST | Jayson


Our friends at Sandtroopers have posted a rather fitting new battle pack considering their namesake. Head over for a closer look at a new Dewback with Sandtrooper that will be exclusive to Wal-Mart later this year.



FIRST LOOK: Imperial V-Wing Fighter
July 13, 2009 | 5:05 PM EST | Jayson



We’ve received another intercepted communication today, this time giving you a sneak peek at the Imperial V-Wing Fighter. While it doesn’t look quite like the all gray version at the end of ROTS, this version does sport a more dark, Imperial look complete with Imperial insignia. Click the images above for a closer view and look for more details regarding availability at SDCC.



Qui-Gon Jinn and Eopie Mail Away Form
July 13, 2009 | 5:02 PM EST | Jayson


Since Hasbro posted the announcement of the Qui-Gon Jinn and Eopie Mail Away Promotion, users have been unsuccessful in downloading the pdf from their pages. Fear not, Hasbro has passed along the pdf file for download.

So if you want to get the jump on the promotion, you can download the form here.

Thanks to the Hasbro Customer Service Dept. for their assistance.



AT-TE Shipping Again
July 13, 2009 | 2:06 PM EST | Justin2

In case you missed out on Hasbro’s AT-TE last year, TRU stores have been receiving new shipments of them again for the past couple weeks. With so much coming out soon, if you’re wanting one it might be a better idea to do it now than wait a few more weeks when there’s so many other things on the shelves too. Retail price – $99.99.



New Clone Wars Hitting Shelves
July 13, 2009 | 11:37 AM EST | Jayson

Reports are coming in that the many of the new Clone Wars figures in the new packaging are being found on retailers shelves, namely Target stores in California. So if you’re collecting this line, look for you wallets to start taking a wallop just in time for SDCC!



Anakin Skywalker ArtFX+ Prototype Giveaway
July 13, 2009 | 7:09 AM EST | Jayson

Kotobukiya teams up KotoCollectors.com to help them launch a new collector fan based site and message board dedicated 100% to Kotobukiya products. They are starting by giving away a one-of-a kind Star Wars prototype, used in the creation of the Anakin Skywalker Clone Wars ArtFX+. This very unique prize was never made available to the public, never sold, is truly a one of a kind collectible and would be a great addition to any collection. There are two ways you can earn free entries to win this: the first way is sign up for KotoCollectors Message Boards and help to get them going, the second way is visit the Kotobukiya booth at Comic-Con.

Once you have 10 posts there (before 7/31/2009 at 11:59pm EST), you will be automatically entered to win. One winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries to win the Anakin Skywalker Clone Wars ArtFX+ Prototype (which will be shipped free of charge Worldwide). You can also earn a second bonus entry by checking out the Kotobukiya Booth #2601 during Comic-Con July 25th at Noon, where information on how to obtain a bonus entry will be given out. We may even have more surprises and bonus entry info as the week goes on, so stay tuned. Check outKotoCollectors.com and enter today!



Wal-Mart Exclusive Octuptarra Droid Boxed Shots
July 12, 2009 | 7:56 AM EST | Jayson



We’ve received another intercepted communication this morning revealing packaging for the upcoming Octuptarra Droid. This version is substantially larger than the Tri-Droid from TAC line and features firing missiles and a cockpit for a droid pilot similar to how the Homing Spider Droid was designed. Look for the Octuptarra Droid to be exclusively sold at Wal-Mart sporting the pull-out diorama style packaging.

Click the images above for a closer look.



New Agen Kolar and Concept Ki-Adi-Mundi Prototypes
July 12, 2009 | 7:39 AM EST | Jayson



We’ve received another intercepted communication this morning revealing prototypes for the New Agen Kolar figure, slated for release in the new Revenge of the Sith wave (wave 11), and a Concept Ki-Adi-Mundi based on Derek Thompson’s unused design from ROTS. Click the images above for a closer look.



Geonosis Arena Battle Droid Prototypes
July 12, 2009 | 7:12 AM EST | Jayson


We’ve received another intercepted communication this morning clarifying details and revealing images regarding the Target Exclusive Geonosis Arena Two Packs.

Here’s now the two-packs breakdown:
Kit Fisto & Geonosian Warrior
Coleman Trebor & Jango Fett
Yoda & Droidekka
Roth-Del Masona & Super Battle Droid
Joclad Danva & NEW SA Battle Droid
Mace Windu & NEW SA Battle Droid Commander

Click the image above for a closer look at the prototypes for NEW Battle Droid and Battle Droid Commander.



Shadows of the Empire TIE Fighter Identified
July 10, 2009 | 11:14 PM EST | Jayson


A couple months back, our friends at JediDefender uncovered a photo (shown above) of a new TIE Fighter with retooled cockpit. At the time it was thought that the mold of this TIE might be a mockup due to red viewport and top hatch. Well after our post yesterday about a rumored “Shadows of the Empire” TIE Fighter, I dug out my issues of the SOTE comics and sure enough the image above closely matches the TIE illustrations. Have a look:

Again, I expect that this theory will be officially confirmed at San Diego Comic Con. Weigh in with your opinion of this potential discovery in our forum.



Hallmark Ornament Premiere Reminder
July 10, 2009 | 1:00 PM EST | Jayson


Don’t forget! This weekend (July 11 & 12) is the Ornament Premiere Weekend at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores where you’ll be able to pick up this year’s Star Wars Ornaments, and if you’re lucky you can score the Limited Edition Greedo as well.



Sponsor News: Wave 7 Revision 1 In Stock at Entertainment Earth
July 10, 2009 | 9:37 AM EST | Jayson


Entertainment Earth has restocked and are currently filling orders for the Attack of the Clones Wave(Wave 7 Revision 1) of Legacy Collection figures. Don’t forget, they are also offering free shipping on orders over $99.00. Head over and get yours as they’re going fast!



New Items on the Horizon?
July 9, 2009 | 11:17 PM EST | Jayson

We received a bit of intel “confirming” a few rumored vehicles and battle packs coming to stores near you. Remember, nothing is official until Hasbro says it is but maybe we’ll see some or all of these at SDCC in a couple weeks. From the translated text:

Vehicles Star Wars – AT-ST Walker The AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport)
The AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) Walker was a biped walking, which the Republic towards the end of the Clones has been used. Later he found it increasingly being used in the Empire Galactic Civil War. Two medium-heavy anti-tank cannon blaster for the missile and a further Blaster and a grenade launcher for defense against close that was the relatively AT-ST heavily armed. His armor was protection against Infantriewaffen. The AT-ST was as fast surcharge by mobile scout vehicle designed. On level ground he was able to speeds of up to 90 km / h reached. Unfortunately, its construction uneven terrain is not particularly effective

EUR 55, — Available by the end of August 2009

Star Wars vehicles – Tie Interceptor
The TIE Interceptor was in his establishment of the normal TIE Fighter are very similar. Instead of normal hexagonal wing but he had more arrow-shaped inlet end to the front wing. The Interceptor was one of the fastest-hunter of the galaxy. The new form gave the wing TIE Interceptor is not only a menacing appearance, but reduced its silhouette and made him so difficult to meet. As the name states, the TIE Interceptor as a fast, agile and heavily armed Interceptor designed. The Interceptor had no hyper-drive, however, and was thus a Large battle ships as operational base dependent.
EUR 55, –Available from early September 2009

Vehicles Star Wars – Tie Fighter ‘Shadows Of The Empire’
The TIE Fighter formed the backbone of the Imperial forces hunters. The TIE Fighter was characterized from extreme maneuverability and high speed. That was on life support, shields and a hyper drive waived. This exclusive TIE Fighter is a model from the era of ‘Shadows of the Empire’, the time between Episode V and VI is located

EUR 55,– Available from mid-September 2009

Star Wars – Clone Wars Battle Pack Assortment
Assault on Grievious Lair
Mace Windu & Clone Troopers
EUR 29, — Available from early September 2009

Thanks to “danny” for the info!



Star Tours 2.0 On Track
July 9, 2009 | 9:13 PM EST | Bill

It seems that we will definitely be seeing Star Tours 2.0, both in Disneyland and Disneyland Tokyo, however it’s been delayed until the Spring of 2011 instead of Spring 2010. Check out full story on Miceage here.



New Yuuzhan Vong Image at JediDefender
July 9, 2009 | 4:54 PM EST | Jayson


Our friends at JediDefender have scored a new image showing off the huge Yuuzhan Vong figure from the upcoming “Equals and Opposites” Comic Pack. Head on over for a closer look.



Hasbro, Inc. to Host Charity Premiere
July 9, 2009 | 3:27 PM EST | Jayson

While not Star Wars news per se, this is well worthy of covering here since it is for a worthy cause.

Hasbro, Inc. to Host Charity Premiere of G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra 
Benefit supports Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Bradley Hospital
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (July 9, 2009) – On August 3, fans of the G.I. JOE brand will have an early opportunity to see their favorite action heroes come to life at a special charity premiere of G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra, hosted by Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS). Hasbro is underwriting the entire evening’s festivities, with 100 percent of ticket sales benefiting Hasbro Children’s Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Tickets are on sale now.

You can read the full press release here in our forums .



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
July 9, 2009 | 12:21 AM EST | Bill


Here is another quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com – the GI Joe news below is huge.

—————— FEATURED PREORDER: ——————

Hasbro has just given us the okay to list this year’s awesome shared exclusive set. The Attack on & Defense Of Cobra Island features 14 figures and is up for preorder at $69.99 for the full set. Many of these figures were not been released singly or with vehicles during the 25th Anniversary line, so this is the only way to get them. The Joe team includes one each of: Outback, Recondo, Zap, Chuckles, Hit & Run, Wetsuit, and Freefall. The Cobra set includes one each of Dr. Mindbender, Range Viper, Alley Viper, Lampreys, B.A.T., Night Creeper, and Strato Viper. We also have these available singly, by the case, and for a $30 savings, you can get both the Cobra Island sets and both the Extreme Conditions sets for $109.99.

————- NEW ARRIVALS: ————-

These will be arriving later today, we have limited stock remaining at $114.99. This great figure captures the essence of Vader as he first appeared in Star Wars . check it all out here.



New Commander Thire Images at Sandtroopers
July 8, 2009 | 10:32 PM EST | Jayson


Our friends at Sandtroopers have scored a couple new images showing off the Clone Wars Commander Thire featuring his removable helmet with posable macrobinocs and trusty blaster.Head on over for a closer look.



StarWarsShop: Exclusive Mos Eisley Cantina Souvenir Tee
July 8, 2009 | 3:58 PM EST | Jayson


StarWarsShop.com has updated with the addition of their Exclusive Mos Eisley Cantina Souvenir Tee. These fitted black tees feature the stylized Cantina graphic with signature Tatooine dome, twin suns, silhouettes of Momaw Nadon and Kabe (that’s Hammerhead and “the mouse alien” to you old-skoolers), and Mos Eisley street address. The backside includes the bar’s slogan “This place can get a little rough”.



Episode 202: My Thumb Drive is Better Than Yours
July 8, 2009 | 3:23 PM EST | Jayson


Thumb drives are great items. Tiny, handy, and universal. As long as you don’t lose one out of your pocket in a sofa cushion with several weeks worth of work, they are items becoming as ubiquitous today as a floppy disc or CD was years ago. Perhaps that is why we Star Wars fans now have not one but TWO companies producing USB Thumb Drives for our data storage needs. For the past several years Mimobot has produced some of the cutest thumb drives this side of Endor, and now Funko, makers of the popular Star Wars bobbleheads, gets in on the action. Find out about these new entries on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

Also this week, we have first-time Star Wars author Christie Golden, author of the new Fate of the Jedi novel Omen, with us. She discusses what it is like being a first-time author writing in the EU, and hints at some things we can expect to see coming up in the series!

With a Hasbro Q&A, a lament of bent red cards, and a discussion why the Acme Leia is hot! hot! hot! It’s all this week on Star Wars Action News!

And stay tuned for more Star Wars Action News content from San Diego ComicCon, including a live show at the Kotobukiya stage! Come to swactionnews.com for more details!
You can download this week’s show here or use the direct link: Audio or Video Versions.



StarWarsShop: New Arrivals
July 7, 2009 | 9:34 PM EST | Jayson



StarWarsShop.com has updated tonight with a couple new pre-orders. First up, they’re now taking pre-orders for an StarWarsShop Exclusive version of Star Wars: 1,000 Collectibles that includes a Steve Sansweet and Anne Newmann autographed bookplate label.

Also available for pre-order is the Henry Jones, Sr. 12-inch figure from Sideshow Collectibles. Pre-order now and save $10.00



Mailaway Qui-Gon/Eopie Promotion Details
July 7, 2009 | 9:03 PM EST | Jayson


Hasbro has updated today revealing details of the Mailaway Qui-Gon Jinn w/Eopie Promotion. It looks as though collectors get off relatively light as it’ll only cost you $6.99/$8.99 CDN and 5 UPCs from the TLC, SL or CW lines*. Look for the redemption form to start appearing soon with the new packaging switch over.

*To save yourself some dollars, you can use the UPCs from the Blue/White packaging as they share the Assortment numbers with the new red/white packaging, meaning you’ll only need to score yourself an official redemption form.



Wattographs July Autograph Signings: Femi Taylor & Jerome Blake!
July 7, 2009 | 1:59 PM EST | Brandon

Wattographs is proud to announce its July autograph signings with Femi Taylor who played Jabba’s defiant dancer Oola in “Return of the Jedi” and Jerome Blake who took on multiple roles in “The Phantom Menace” playing Mas Amedda, Jedi Master Oppo Rancisis, Rune Haako, and Orn Free Taa among others.

For those unfamiliar, Wattographs hosts private autograph signings every month with the various talents who worked on our favorite Trilogies. We take YOUR personal items (action figures, posters, etc) to get signed in person!

Femi Taylor and Jerome Blake will also be signing official photographs provided by OfficialPix.

Signing ends June 31st at 11:59:59pm. Personal items need to arrive to Scott by July 31st. Please visit Wattographs for address and full signing details!




New Ewoks Previewed at Yoda’s News
July 7, 2009 | 11:43 AM EST | Jayson



Our friends at Yoda’s News have been given a great preview of the Paploo and NoApaak Ewok two pack due out later this year in the Return of the Jedi wave. Head on over for the sneak peek and look for more of these two furballs at SDCC in a couple weeks.



Photonovel Spotlight – DARKCHILD Act 1 
July 7, 2009 | 10:43 AM EST | Justin2


Forumite julianmaurice has posted the first chapter in an all new photonovel series that looks very promising. His photoshop and diorama techniques are amazingly done and should be an inspiration for anyone wanting to start working with their own photonovel series – check on out the first installment he has shared with us after the jump!



Big Bad Toy Store Newsfeed
July 6, 2009 | 9:40 PM EST | Bill


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


We’ve received more stock on a variety of sold out items including: Clone Turbo Tank, New Millenium Falcon, FX Lightsabers, Galactic Heroes, Titanium, Vehicle Figure Packs, Build-A-Droid, Mighty Muggs and more.


Funko brings us a variety of fun new USB drives in the form of all the favorite characters from Star Wars. Choose from Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Yoda and more. Each drive is $24.99 and holds 2GB.

A new line from Hasbro was just announced today. We don’t have any images yet, but these ultra light flying starships will have full radio control features. The Jedi Starfighter and Republic Gunship are $47.99 each or $89.99 for the pair. check it all out here.



Yakface/Hasbro QnA: 69th Edition
July 6, 2009 | 9:50 AM EST | Jayson


The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with the “answers” to questions submitted back on 6/12.Head to our forum to find out what they had to say.



K & C Collectibles: New Legacy Collection Figures and Titaniums
July 6, 2009 | 6:07 AM EST | Jayson


K & C Collectibles has received the latest Star Wars Legacy Collection Action Figures and new Titanium ships.

New – Titanium:
Anakin’s Podracer
Hyena Bomber
Xanadu Blood
Davish Krail’s Gold 5 Y-Wing
Hound Tooth
Sebulba’s Podracer
Y-Wing (Clone Wars)
John Branon’s Red Four X-Wing
plus older ships in-stock

New – Legacy Collection: 
Obi-Wan Kenobi – #44
Beru Whitesun – # 45
Owen Lars – # 46
Captain Typho – #47
Anakin Skywalker – Episode III Concept Art – # 48
Tarados Gon – #49
Anakin Skywalker – Attack of the Clones – # 50
Jango Fett – # 51
Clone Pilot – # 52
ARC Trooper – # 53

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)



Yakfinities #29 Roundup Report
July 4, 2009 | 1:46 AM EST | Justin2


Another Yakfinities Customizing Challenge has just wrapped up and there is little doubt that this past one was the best one yet, with our highest participation total to date.

If you like seeing great customs, then you’ll love seeing the work submitted by Yakface forum members in this Roundup Report! Checking out all the entries and seeing who won some prizes for their participation is just one click away!



Get To Know Your Bounty Hunters Better
July 3, 2009 | 1:06 AM EST | Justin2


We’ve got a handful of new images of the upcoming Cad Bane for your viewing pleasure… some of these pics may influence your opinion on whether or not this is a figure worth picking up. Decide for yourself if Hasbro delivers a winner or comes up lame by checking out all the new images here!



Galactic Heroes Slave I
July 3, 2009 | 12:50 AM EST | Justin2


Our friends at echobaseforums.com are reporting that Hasbro will be releasing Boba Fett’s infamous ship in the Galactic Heroes line – check out the image of this upcoming toy for the little ones afterthe jump!



FREE Shipping at StarWarsShop.com
July 2, 2009 | 3:42 PM EST | Jayson

StarWarsShop.com is offering FREE Shipping on orders over $20 for two weeks only (July 1 through July 14).



Star Wars TV Series Rumors
July 2, 2009 | 12:23 PM EST | Jayson

Sci Fi TV out of Australia is reporting confirmations of pre-production being started for the as yet to be named series in the land down under.

Rumours about the pre-production of Star Wars, the live action series, to be shot in Australia, have been confirmed by several inside sources.

The quality and style of writing that will be used will be of the highest quality, and local, and writers will be sourced from outside traditional Science Fiction shows. Several big names within the Australian industry (including writers from the Award-winning Love My Way and the Award-winning Secret Life of Us) have been approached by Star Wars uber-producer, Rick McCallum.

Love My Way and Secret Life of Us can be characterised by the focus on relationships and emotional landscapes (traditional ‘chick shows’, if you will). Bringing this element into the world of Star Wars sees a marked departure of the final three films and animated Clone Wars, where the primary audience was children.

This throws the new series into a whole new spotlight, and should excite fans of the Star Wars universe looking towards more adult fare

More solidification of rumour into fact will come as soon as possible.



Interview with a Sith Lord
July 2, 2009 | 11:11 AM EST | Jayson

Sci Fi UK has posted a exclusive interview with Dave Prowse, the man behind Darth Vader. Head on over for the interesting piece with some great insights into Prowse’s Star Wars experiences.



Mousedroid.com Turns Six
July 2, 2009 | 7:23 AM EST | Jayson


CRICKEY!!!! Mousedroid.com, the Only Australian Star Wars News Site, celebrates 6 years online and they continue their focus purely on Star Wars collecting the land down under, supporting a small but loyal collecting community by presenting a unique Aussie view of the Star Wars Universe.

Congratulations guys!



Episode 201: Thank You Arnie and Marjorie
July 2, 2009 | 6:57 AM EST | Jayson


On this special secret commemorative episode of Star Wars Action News, the Star Wars Action News community tell Arnie and Marjorie congratulations and thank you for everything they have done for the past 200 episodes of the best Star Wars collecting podcast on the web.

Tune in as we share the emails and voicemails of fellow listeners in addition to some favorite Star Wars Action News memories as well as a whole host of pictures, fan art, and tributes.

And listen in to find out what collectibles the community hand-picked and hunted down to add to The Sithsonian.

Its all here this week on Star Wars Action News.

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



StarWarsShop New Arrivals
July 1, 2009 | 10:30 PM EST | Jayson



StarWarsShop.com updates tonight with a couple new additions to their online store. If you picked up their Mos Eisley Cantina 6-Piece Blaster Glass Set a couple weeks ago, what better way to add to your barware with their Exclusive Mos Eisley Cantina 2-Piece Pint Glass Set. Also available for pre-order is the Death Star Cookie Jar, the perfect place to keep your Wookiee Cookies.



A Peek Inside the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary
July 1, 2009 | 8:56 PM EST | Jayson


Ten years ago in a galaxy not far away LEGO and Star Wars came together! To celebrate this decade, DK Publishing is releasing the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary, a guide to the ingenious designs that translate Star Wars characters, vehicles and environments into LEGO creations. DK has offered up an exclusive peek at one of the page spreads. Head to the Official Site for more.



The 2009 Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge Finalists
July 1, 2009 | 8:48 PM EST | Jayson

Atom.com and Lucasfilm Ltd. have once again joined forces for the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge, a contest honoring the best Star Wars-related short digital videos, and announced today the 22 finalists for the 2009 edition of the challenge. Atom.com and Lucasfilm Ltd. have partnered on the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge since 2000; past honorees include such hits as Chad Vader, Star Wars Gangsta Rap,Star Wars Revelations, and Pink Five.

Head to the official site for more details and then cast your vote at StarWars.Atom.com.



Yakface Forum Anniversary
July 1, 2009 | 1:49 PM EST | Brandon


Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

It is with huge excitement and pleasure that the Yakface.com Staff is pleased to celebrate its THIRD year of serving collectors worldwide through the addition of the Yakface.com Forums! It is hard to believe that three years has already come and gone! We’ve had some troublesome times, many ups and downs, but more importantly we continue to have many new members join our fanbase daily. We couldn’t have done any of this without all of our fans’ support and participation.

Jump over to the forums now to read more of the announcement and to read about all the great additions and changes we’ve made to celebrate!



SDCC Exclusive Luke Dagobah Variant Mimobot
July 1, 2009 | 12:08 PM EST | Jayson


Introducing the Luke Dagobah Variant of Darth Vader Unmasked MIMOBOT revealing Luke as he imagined himself in the famous Dagobah scene of Empire Strikes Back. As a San Diego Comic Con exclusive, only 500 Luke Dagobah Variants will be produced. Available at the MIMOBOT booths #2913 and #4938 at Comic Con, July 22 – 26.

Head to Mimobot.com for more details.