EE Newsfeed: Attakus Luke
March 31, 2002 | 6:30 PM EST | Adam
From Entertainment Earth…
“Attakus Luke Statue In Stock
We have a very limited quantity of the new Luke Skywalker Cold Cast Statue (Item# AC118, $379.99) from Attakus in stock now. This Luke Skywalker statue stands approximately 15 inches tall and is made of cold cast porcelain. Limited edition of 1500 pieces! Order today. “
March 30, 2002 | 9:41 PM EST | Mark
This was sent in from Viking.
Thanks for the headsup.
“I asked some corporate people about the “Midnight Madness” deal and supposedly some stores will be doing it(opening at 12:01am on April 23) but it doesn’t look like all the stores will be doing it. Most likely it will be only a few stores per district. Another thing I wanted to show was the E2 Buttons we got in to wear to promote the release of the toys. I attached a picture. One more thing, I was browsing through the computer and I found an item listed that I hadn’t seen listed before. The description is: 12″ TAUN TAUN W/LUKE and the number is SKN #549943 . Anyway I thought people might want to know.”
Looking for LEGO’s?
March 30, 2002 | 9:10 AM EST | Mark
Kbtoys.com now has all LEGO’s at 20% off. Here are some of the better deals.
LEGO Star Wars: Slave 1 $11.99 45% off
Star Wars Episode I: Battle Droid $15.99 52% off
plus many other deals, so if you are looking for LEGO’s, check them out.
Amazon Stepping Up…
March 30, 2002 | 8:45 AM EST | Mark
Amazon has Preview Figure: R3-T7 for $5.99 down from $8.99
Preview Figure: Zam Wesell for $5.99 down from $8.99
Amanaman for $6.98 down from $11.99
Leia with Cannon for $6.98 down from $11.99
Also all basic figures have been lowered to $5.99 and the still have the 12″ Dewback & Sandtrooper in stock for $29.99
Looking For Super Detailed Toy Fair Vader Pics?
March 29, 2002 | 10:26 PM EST | Bill
Midnight Madness Product List Revealed
March 29, 2002 | 10:13 PM EST | Bill
The Trade Federation has put together a list of everything that is coming out on April 23. Or to look at it another way, a check list for your Wal-Mart shopping between now and the 23rd. Either way, this list inclues it all, and, if that wasn’t enough, it even has links for every item so you can look at photos of them too!!!!! Oh, thi list is very official. The Federation found this list in the database on Hasbro’s Star Wars site. Click here to read all about it!!!
3 Different 12″ Clone Troopers???
March 29, 2002 | 9:52 PM EST | Bill
Yak Bak Gives You Even More
March 29, 2002 | 8:00 PM EST | Bill
YakBak brings you our latest and greatest contest. This time the prize is one of the year’s most sought after Star Wars items– a 25th Anniversary 2002 Toy Fair Darth Vader!!!!!!
In order to win, just make the 500th post* on YakBak.
*The usual ground rules apply. The posts have to real posts. Posts which are merely I was here, gibberish, etc., as determined by the YakBak Administrator will not be counted in the total number of posts. Any YakBak user who makes this type of posts is not elligible for the prize.
Good luck to all!!!
The 150th Post-er Is….
March 29, 2002 | 7:46 PM EST | Bill
Congratuations to our 150th poster Todd. Todd won the first YakBak to you contest, and along with the rights claimed the set of 25th Anniversary 2 packs.
Wal-Mart Keeps Selling E2 Figues Early
March 29, 2002 | 7:39 PM EST | Bill
Wal-Mart’s stock rooms are still producing LOTS and LOTS of Hasbro’s Episode 2 figures. In addition to receiving increasing numbers of Emails reporting finding Collection 2 3 3/4 Episode 2 figures, and the first wave of Episode 2 12″ figures, I personally witnessed it this morning at one Wal-Mart. At least 20 pegs FULL of Collection 2 figures, with more literally pilled on top of the shelf as overstock.
That’s the good news– at least for the collecting community– the bad news is that the E2 figure appearances seem to vary from store to store, even in the same cities. I went to another Wal-Mart– less than 10 miles away and was told no “blue carded” SW product would be put out for sale before April 22. Yes, the clerk said April 22– now whether he meant the morning of the 22nd or late that night for the midnight madness sale is unclear.
Good hunting to all!
eBay: More Hasbro Star Tours?
March 29, 2002 | 7:44 AM EST | Adam
Looks like another of the long-rumored Star Tours exclusives has shown up on eBay.
#1716141855 has a new Droid figure. The same seller has some prototype unreleased and rare Transformers, like an Obsidian repaint as well as a Gold Optimus. Neat stuff to see if you dig your robots in disguises. Fans of Robots, check this out.
Dewback in Stock….
March 29, 2002 | 1:48 AM EST | Mark
Amazon has the 12″ Dewback & Sandtrooper back in stock for $29.99
Bobbleheads: Individual or in Sets
March 28, 2002 | 7:50 PM EST | Adam
For the curious, the new Star Wars Fan Club Bobblehead figures are available individually for $24.99 or as a set for $69.99 ($5 off.) These, still, are open to Internet orders only.
Sci-Fi Expo Press Release
March 28, 2002 | 7:48 PM EST | Adam
Sci-Fi Expo enjoys 25 years of Star Wars!
May 17-19 Plano Convention Center: Plano, TX (10 miles north of Dallas)
Friday (sneak peek) 3pm-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm.
Where can you find 2 Darths, 2 Fetts, and lots of other great Star Wars personalities?
Join us on Episode II weekend, May 17-19, as the Sci-FI Expo celebrates 25 years of everyone’s favorite saga! We are pleased to announce the addition of Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett) to our already incredible celebrity lineup. See Ray Park and Andreas Petrides perform blockbuster fight sequences in a special performance entitled the “Movie Fight Xperience”. Find out what you toys are worth at our Sci-Fi road-show, join other fans Friday and Saturday night in Plano for a DLP (digital) presentation of “Attack of the Clones” (just 3 miles away from the convention center), see great behind-the-scene presentations by Movie Effects crew members, shop 200 exhibitors buying/selling/and trading old and new collectibles, videos, toys, comics, cards, and more. Tickets on sale now. Check out www.scifiexpo.com for all the details, and make your travel plans now!
For the Star Wars fan in all of us, we will have the following celebrity guests:
1) Tem Morrison – Jango Fett. (in his only US summer autograph appearance!)
2) Ray Park – Darth Maul
3) Jeremy Bulloch – Boba Fett
4) Dave Prowse – Darth Vader
5) Jerome Blake – E1 & E2 multiple characters
6) Peter Mayhew – Chewbacca
7) Kenny Baker – R2D2
8) Richard LeParmentier – Admiral Motti
9) Mike Quinn – Nien Numb
10) Garrick Hagon – Biggs Darklighter
11) Andreas Petrides – Ewan McGregor’s stunt double
For details check out: http://www.scifiexpo.com
Midnight Madness & More TRU News
March 28, 2002 | 7:01 AM EST | Adam
Reader Erik the Viking sent in the following…
“I work at a TRU in the Ca Bay Area and I just want to let collectors know a few things I found out. I asked some corporate people about the “Midnight Madness” deal and supposedly some stores will be doing it(opening at 12:01am on April 23) but it doesn’t look like all the stores will be doing it. Most likely it will be only a few stores per district.
“One more thing, I was browsing through the computer and I found an item listed that I hadn’t seen listed before. The description is: 12″ TAUN TAUN W/LUKE and the number is SKN #549943 . Anyway I thought people might want to know.”
More Carded AOTC
March 28, 2002 | 6:58 AM EST | Adam
Rebelscum has posted carded shots of Jar Jar, Nikto Jedi, Dexter Jettster, the Nikto Jedi, the Genosian Warrior, and Saesee Tinn. Apparently these five cats’ll be out in April with all the rest… a nice surprise.
Toy Fair Vader Re-Re-Returns to Fan Club
March 27, 2002 | 7:34 PM EST | Adam
Returning for what must be the dozenth time is everybody’s favorite chrome plated Sith Lord. They seem to be going up and down regularly now, so just keep checking The Fan Club for the latest.
Gone again. Surprised?
Hasbro Unveils Painted Ephant Mon
March 27, 2002 | 5:27 PM EST | Adam
And it sure is a doozy! Hasbro released the paint master of the upcoming Star Wars figure Ephant Mon today! Check it out on Hasbro’s Web Site! Great stuff!
Toy Fair Vader Arrives
March 27, 2002 | 5:25 PM EST | Adam
Today we finally got some reports of these showing up in mailboxes, but not all of them were totally pleasant. All Around Nice Guy and Reader Kieth had this to say:
“Just wanted to let you know that I got my FC Vaders today and after looking at them, I think there are gonna be a lot of unhappy people out there. Vader is metallic and so is his saber but the saber is painted red metallic. Both of my Vaders have a silver ring on the saber where it was sticking through the bubble. The bubble chipped the paint off the sabers. It doesn’t look that bad in the package but it is very noticable when you (goodness gracious me) open it.”
Wal-Mart POTJ Vehicles FOUND!
March 27, 2002 | 5:22 PM EST | Adam
Reader Greedo had some fine news to share:
“Found these [TIE Bomber & Snowspeeder] today at 2 different Wal-mart here in the So-Cal area (LA to be
precise……Ontario & West Covina). They were $29.99 each.
Thought you might like to pass the word around!”
Indeed we would, thanks for writing in!
March 27, 2002 | 5:21 PM EST | Adam
A lot of people have written in lately about sundry Clones figures being sold early. Stores aren’t supposed to be selling them early, so if you’re goofy like me and go to all your Wal-Marts to check anyway, you’re more likely to not see toys than you are to see them. So don’t get your hopes up too much. The launch is only a month away, so anything found early would be a nice bonus.
But, as the other posts indicate, other stuff is showing…
Bobble Head Figures at Fan Club
March 27, 2002 | 6:10 AM EST | Adam
Looking for some new weird form of classic merchandise? The Official Fan Club has you covered.
Apparently open to club members only, a trio of bobblehead figures is up for grabs. $69.99 for a set containing Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and R2-D2 & C-3PO. 4,000 of each will be made, they’re numbered, and they’re available for pre-order online only.
The items are due for delivery in late April. Items made by Wizards of the Coast. Click here for more.
Darth Vader (Bespin Duel) at Rebelscum
March 27, 2002 | 6:04 AM EST | Adam
Rebelscum has carded and loose images of the upcoming Sith Lord. It turned out quite nice, so be sure to check it out!
It’s interesting to note that a prototype that appeared on eBay a while ago that was supposedly the Bespin Duel figure looked quite different, as the lightsaber had some blaster bolts coming out of it. That aside, it’s still an excellent piece.
Midnight Madness comes to Entertainment Earth
March 27, 2002 | 5:55 AM EST | Adam
From our buds at Entertainment Earth…
“Star Wars Episode 2 Midnight Madness is coming to Entertainment Earth on April 23, 2002.
Initial information is here:
More details will be posted as we get closer to the release date.”
AOTC Soundtrack: Early Impressions
March 27, 2002 | 5:48 AM EST | Adam
Through the wonderment that is Strange and Mystical Contacts, I have been handed a copy of the commerical Episode II Soundtrack CD set for release on April 23. 13 tracks and an 14th bonus track clock in at 76:45, meaning that you can most likely expect a two-disc version of the soundtrack at some point in the future.
But will you want to wait? Probably not.
WARNING/GUARANTEE: The following contains track names and impressions of the music included on the CD. Those not wanting to know about such things need to get off the Internet until May 17. You may have read reviews elsewhere, so I’ll keep it briefer than the introduction:
Overall, it’s good. It seems there’s a lot more going on in these tracks than in the Phantom Menace, and like others have said, it sounds a lot more like Empire or Jedi in the style of music and the fact that there’s some more new things in here.
Surprises included an electric guitar on “Zam The Assassin and The Chase Through Coruscant,” cues of much of the Imperial March, Yoda’s theme, and action filled bits all over the place. I expect to hear these in Star Wars video games for years to come, they all just scream slashing, shooting, and other wacky fun action. Heck, it’s even got some of the Droid Army themes from Episode I… neat stuff all around.
The love theme, “Across The Stars,” which has been getting much attention, well, it’s not bad, but it’s no “Duel of the Fates.” (Fates, interestingly enough, is quoted on Track 10, “Return to Tatooine.”) There’s a lot to love on this CD, though, so if this isn’t your cup of tea you most certainly will not be sorry you bought it.
As I am not a student of music, I can’t tell you much about this that will sound intelligent. So I will say this: it’s got electric guitar. It’s very speedily paced. This sounds like a Star Wars soundtrack, there’s no mistaking that. There are somewhat romantic cues, stuff that just seems classic Williams (if you like that sort of thing), and well, you’ll want to get this. Don’t miss this one, kids. John Williams has gone out of his way to earn your money this time.
Wal-Mart Figure Details
March 26, 2002 | 10:52 PM EST | Bill
At the request of many Yak Readers, I have contacted some of the people who sent in reports about finding E2 figures.
Here’s the list of the 15 figures Yak Reader Dan found:
2 Boba Fetts on .0800 cards with background picture
2 Plo Koon on .1300 card with no background picture
2 Shaak Ti on .2500 card with background picture
3 Captain Typho on .0700 card with background picture
3 Female Tuskin Raiders on .0900 card with background picture
3 Battle Droids on .1000 card with no background picture
E2 Villian Poll
March 26, 2002 | 9:47 PM EST | Bill
A brand new Episode II POLL is now up at Jedi Aries’ Tatooine Alien Cantina ! The POLL focuses around Episode II villians. Please go and cast your vote today!
More Wal-Mart E2 Figure Finds
March 26, 2002 | 9:43 PM EST | Bill
This just in from Yak Reader Tony:
“WELL…..TODAY I WAS SHOCKED WHEN I WENT DOWN THE “STARWARS” AISLE AT THE WALMART THAT I HIT “EVERY SINGLE DAY”, TURNED THE CORNER, AND THERE WAS A END CAP…… FULL OF THE STARWARS EP2 AOTC COLLECTION 2 FIGURES (6 DIFFERENT ONES), 3 DIFFERENT 12″ AOTC FIGURES, AND AOTC LIGHTSABER SETS.
TALK ABOUT HITTING THE MOTHER LODE!!!! I WAS THE ONLY STARWARS GUY THAT SHOWED UP TODAY. I BOUGHT THE SOME ACTION FIGURES AND SOME 12″ FIGURES. HASBRO DID A SUPERB EXCELLENT JOB ON THE DETAILS OF ALL THE FIGURES. THEY ARE AWESOME!!!!!!”
California Wal-Mart Store Sells E2 Figures and 12″ Early
March 26, 2002 | 8:53 AM EST | Bill
This just in from Yak Reader Dan:
“I hit the jackpot at a Northern CA Wal-mart today. The Wal-mart Toy
associate ( really nice elder lady ) accidentally put out the Episode 2 toys early. She said that she just put them on the shelves about 5 minutes before I got there and I was the first to buy them. I bought 15 Collection 2 figures in all. There was no Collection 1 figures. They also had the EP2 12 inch figures, but I passed on them since I don’t collect them.”
He sent us a photo confirming his good fortune. Good Hunting!!
Carbon Freezing Chamber: Now $10.99
March 25, 2002 | 4:23 PM EST | Adam
The Fan Club has marked down the Carbon Chamber with exclusive Bespin Guard down to a paltry $10.99. Less the $10 coupon you get with a membership, it’s a buck and shipping.
Click here to go to the Chamber playset directly. It’s a nice set, and it’s a steal at $11.
Also, there’s several dozen items for $1.99 or less, like the Mega Collectible Darth Maul (formerly $50), Cantina Aliens cinema scene for $5, tons of action figures for $2, and more. Take a few minutes and peruse their action figure section, you won’t regret it!
Toy Fair Vader comes and goes Again
March 25, 2002 | 4:09 PM EST | Adam
The Fan Club placed another batch of Toy Fair Silver Vaders on its site this morning, and they’ve once again sold out. The members-only offer was up for a matter of hours, and it looks like they weren’t sold out as implied over the weekend. So keep checking back on the site, it would seem.
March 25, 2002 | 2:36 AM EST | Adam
With Every Question for Justice has been updated after missing last week, with new answers to questions and tirades and all that good stuff. Read, and enjoy!
ATOC 12″ On The Shelf
March 24, 2002 | 10:20 PM EST | Bill
You read it right. FRED52300 from AFTimes.com just sent us a scan of his recepit from Wal-Mart showing he purchased the first set of AOTC 12″ figures; Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Clonetrooper at his local Wal-Mart. Good hunting!!!
AOTC Legos Roll Out
March 24, 2002 | 3:51 PM EST | Adam
We’ve received several reports of the AOTC Lego sets starting to show up in various stores all over, from the Tusken Raider Encounter to the all-new Slave I. As a result, it’s time to check your drugstores, your toy stores, your better grocery stores (“better” implies they sell good toys), and so forth if you’re lookin’ for some new Lego stuff.
Of course, this is more or less a fluke when they show up, but not without reason: none of the AOTC Lego sets go out of their way to mention they’re from the new movie in any big lettering or with a new logo or anything. So to Joe Stockboy, they probably aren’t any different than the stuff out there now.
While they haven’t reached any huge levels of distribution, many of the sets have already found their way to eBay– so be sure to poke around there if you’ve got a few minutes to kill and need evidence before you go out looking.
Amusing Anecdote: we later received an email from Shawn that said the following:
“On a trip to Wal-Mart on Sunday March 24th, I found a cart full of boxes of E2 legos(it looked like four or five different sized boxes), of which the box was clearly marked DO NOT PUT ON SHELF UNTIL APRIL 23. However when I went to open a box, I was told promptly to stop because there was a mistake, and that these are not supposed to be out.”
Toy Fair Darth Vader is GONE
March 23, 2002 | 7:07 PM EST | Adam
The Fan Club has sold out of the Darth Vader from Toy Fair, apparently for good. So hopefully you cats got your orders in!
Jawa Forums Return
March 23, 2002 | 1:11 PM EST | Bill
Steve over at The Jawa has just re-opened their forums the help of Sandtroopers.com. The forums are called The “Jawa-Sandtroopers Community Forum”, and with the re-opening they are also giving away a Jedi Starfighter. All you have to do to enter is post in the “contest” section of the forum.
Bounty Hunter Figure Giveaway
March 23, 2002 | 1:07 PM EST | Bill
If you still need eitherZam Wesell or Aurra Sing, then you may want to check outPegwarmer.com — they are giving one of each away this week.
Preview Figures In Germany
March 23, 2002 | 1:04 PM EST | Bill
Yak Reader Kai wrote in to let us know that the Preview Figures have invaded Germany now as well.
Amazon Has The Dewback In Stock
March 23, 2002 | 9:43 AM EST | Mark
Amazon has the 12″ Dewback & Sandtrooper back in stock for $29.99
E2 Lego Leaking
March 21, 2002 | 9:00 PM EST | Adam
Reader SWTrilogy shared some interesting finds…
“Not sure if this is new or old news but I landed the following items today at
a New Jersey WalMart:
Lego EPII Slave 1
Lego Technics Jango Fett
Hasbro Jedi Starfighter”
This is definitely news to us. Last time around, several Lego sets showed up early so this seems like we could be up for another round of freak toy finds… stay tuned!
Racer Revenge for PlayStation2 Price Drop
March 21, 2002 | 6:47 PM EST | Adam
Some Target stores have marked the recently released sequel to 1999’s racing game down to $39.99, so if you’re interested, keep watching for this and (likely) future price drops.
UPDATE: We’ve received reports of Best Buy stores dropping the price as well.
Video Game News at Official Site
March 21, 2002 | 6:34 PM EST | Adam
Previously announced for PS2, it’s now also coming this fall to GameCube, filling out its very thin software library.
The PC game has been approved for manufacturing and should be out March 29.
JEDI STARFIGHTER (Xbox)
Coming to Xbox this May, no word of additions from the PS2 version.
Toy Fair Vader BACK IN STOCK (for members only)
March 21, 2002 | 6:25 PM EST | Adam
The figure is $11.99 and has a “special shipping rate.” Please also note, there is a limit of two per day, four per week on this item.
So if you missed it the first time, like I did, get your tail over to the Fan Club’s web site and order one. Or two.
UPDATE: Because of this and the return of the AOTC Preview figures, their servers have been having some problems, so keep trying to visit the site if you want these great figures.
April 23 Release List
March 21, 2002 | 6:17 PM EST | Adam
We’ve been getting a fairly steady stream of inquiries on what will and what won’t be available on April 23. For Episode I, we pretty much knew everything months in advance. This time, we aren’t exactly sure. In an interview at Rebelscum.com, a Hasbro representative made mention that (and I quote/steal) “As of now we plan to have at least the first fourteen basic figures available on April 23rd. Although, depending on production, there may be more.”
So, where does this leave you, the reader? Right now, we assume that the items showing up as “in-hand” on eBay (as in “in hand today” not “in hand and will ship next month”) will most likely be available.
Based on what we’ve seen, this is who we assume will be made available, in addition to the preview figures. PLEASE NOTE: the following is not an official list of what will be made available in April. So please, take it with a grain of salt. We compiled this list based on leaks we’ve heard on eBay and elsewhere as well as information fromHasbro’s 2002 Star Wars Press Release. Keep in mind that none of the as-of-yet unreleased vehicles and beasts are currently hitting eBay, which could mean they aren’t going to be out in a month.
Anakin Skywalker (Outland Peasant)
Battle Droid (Arena Battle)
Boba Fett (Kamino)
C-3PO (Protocol Droid)
Jango Fett (Kamino)
Padme Amidala (Arena Battle)
Plo Koon (Arena Battle)
R2-D2 (Coruscant Sentry)
Super Battle Droid
Tusken Raider Female with Child
Mace Windu & Battle Droid
(Obi-Wan Kenobi & Count Dooku are possible, but not as likely as the others.)
Jango Fett (Ultimate)
Lightsabers, Unleashed figures, and additional product very well may be coming in April, but it’s tough to tell right now. It’s expected that we’ll see new figures at regular intervals, so keep checking back on your favorite toy sites for the latest.
AOTC Hallmark Ornaments
March 21, 2002 | 3:55 AM EST | Adam
In case you haven’t already heard, the 2002 Hallmark Dreambook is out and shows images of the entire 2002 Star Wars ornament line. While Darth Vader, the Death Star, and Luke Skywalker (Jedi) were previously known, you can now see pictures of Jango Fett, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Jango’s Slave I. If you’re a Hallmark Club member, you can expect your catalog soon. If not, ask your local Hallmark store for a gander at their book.
Currently, the AOTC ornaments are not pictured on Hallmark’s website.
Wondering What Else Hasbro Has In Store For This Year??
March 20, 2002 | 11:02 PM EST | Bill
The German Site, 4 Inches.de, has just updated their list of upcoming Star Wars Figures:
They are listing, as upcoming figures from Ep 2, a Tusken Raider #2, Watto, Jango Fett #5, and Ki-Adi-Mundi.
Under Ep IV, they have a picture of Djas Phur [Cantina Alien]
There are also pictures of Luke and Vader – Bespin Duel
Under ROTJ, they list Crix Madine [Rebel Officer] forthcoming.
On their subline section, they list a Lott Dodd with Nute Gunray holo – two pack as well as two Ep2 Nightclub sets.
They list a 25th anniversary speeder with Luke.
Check out the lost toys section for a great picture of the prototype of the Complete Galaxy Hoth with Leia!
Click here to see it! Thanks to Yak Reader Eeebeau for the heads-up!!!
If you want an even more detailed list of what’s coming up, check out the Trade Federation. Adam over at the Fed has posted a very detailed list of upcoming figures.
Get Your AT-ST Now!
March 20, 2002 | 6:48 AM EST | Mark
Amazon has the AT-ST Back in stock, so hurry and order it now.
YakBak To You
March 19, 2002 | 8:55 PM EST | Bill
That’s right, we’re here for you, and YakBak is giving back to our readers. We are going to have a series of contests with LOTS of prizes for our Yak Readers who become active members of the YakBak community.
Tonight we are proud to announce the first of the YakBak To You Contests. The person who makes the 150th post on YakBak will receive a complete set of the 25th Anniversary two-packs released this Spring. That’s right, make th 150th post and you will be the proud owner of one Luke and Leia Swing to Freedom, one Han and Chewie Death Star Escape, and one Ben and Vader Final Duel– shipped right to your door. This contest is for the 150th cumulative post in all of the YakBak forums combined.
There’s just one disclaimer– the posts have to real posts. Posts which are merely I was here, gibberish, etc., as determined by the YakBak Administrator will not be counted, and any YakBak user who makes this type of posts is inelligible for the prize.
Now that we’ve got the ground rules out of the way, click here to go to YakBak and start posting. Good luck to everyone!!! The Winner will be posted on both Yakface.com and the YakBak Forums.
Wal-Mart’s Just Giving Them Away (Almost)
March 19, 2002 | 8:37 PM EST | Bill
Yak Reader Chris M. just sent in this report on his find at Wal-Mart:
“Just wanted to let you guys know, I just bought 2
cases of the teebo wave from Wal-Mart and they all
rang up @ a whopping .85 cents each. That’s right,
22.00 bucks for 24 figures. This wal-mart was in
Barstow, CA on 2-16-02. So, anyone going to Vegas on
the weekends from LA, don-t pass up these rare
P.S. Also, got 2 cases of the E2 figures but @ $6.44 a
piece. Such nice wal-mart employees up there!!”
Looks like Chris got a great deal for himself and his friends!!! As far as we know this seems to be limited to just this one Wal-Mart so far.
UPDATE: It looks like it may not be just one store, but the amounts of the discounts vary, and they may not be posted– if in doubt scan the figures to see what the price is. Here’s another report from Yak Reader P. Ramriez:
“I too got this great deal in which I got 8 figures that I needed(a mix of Koth, Zutton, and Teebo) for a mere $6.00. I would have gotten more but that was all they had ringing up @$0.75. This happened today at a Wal-Mart in Cleveland, TX. I went to other area wal-marts, but no such luck. What I think happened is similar to what happened with the 12″ Luke Speeder Bikes that initially rang up @ $12.00 a pop (clearance price for the 12″ Biker Scout). In this case, the $0.75 was the clearance price for the last wave of POTJ figures at this store. The Sneak Preview figures did not ring at this price because they have a different code.”
Sneak Preview Figures In England
March 19, 2002 | 8:34 PM EST | Bill
UPDATE: Yak Reader Chris B. wrote in to let us know that the comics shops down under have some Sneak Preview Figures as well. He got his set for $75 Austrialian dollars in Melbourne.
JediDaxter Opens New Site
March 19, 2002 | 8:31 PM EST | Bill
This justin from JediDaxter:
“I have started a new, very detailed site. It is still under construction, but it is going along perfectly. I am nolonger Detention BlockAA23, so that site is nolonger around, cancelled. This one actually outdoes DBAA23.” Click here to see it.
AOTC Poster at Fan Club
March 19, 2002 | 4:10 AM EST | Adam
The Fan Club now has the Prequel Sequel poster by Drew Struzan online and available for the ordering at $19.99. Order now, or perhaps later!
Ephant Mon Hard Copy Posted
March 18, 2002 | 11:23 AM EST | Bill
Is Your Creature Cantina A Little Worse For Wear?
March 18, 2002 | 11:06 AM EST | Bill
We have good news for you. Gadders.com have added to their list of vintage inserts. This time it is a very high res scan of the Creature Cantina backdrop and the sticker sheet – ideal for recreating missing or damaged items. They also have some new catalog scans as well. Click here for more.
The Winner Is….
March 17, 2002 | 11:29 PM EST | Bill
Congratulatons to Joe Tillman, winner of our semi-monthly Ultarama drawing. Send in your entry now for our next drawing in 2 weeks!!! Remember you can only enter once per drawing, and you must include your name, address, and E-mail. Good Luck!
NASCAR & Cheerios: Together At Last
March 16, 2002 | 4:06 AM EST | Adam
The Official Site reports that cereal giant General Mills has launched a new site that allows visitors to view the brand spankin’ new Star Wars NASCAR designs. There’s a Trilogy car, an Episode I car, and an Episode II car.
In May, selected General Mills cereals will have an offer for 1/64 scale (Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Johnny Lightning size) versions of the cars, so keep your eyes on the cereal aisle for that.
Also, we’ve heard that the other major cereal giant, Kellogg’s, has some deals in the works for the new flick. What they are (and *if* they are) are unknown, so drop us a line if you’ve heard anything.
EE Newsfeed: Lego
March 15, 2002 | 4:50 AM EST | Adam
From Entertainment Earth:
“Star Wars Lego
We have added select collectible sets of Lego (Item# LG8010, $45.99) to our product lineup. Choose from such items as the Lego Technic: Darth Vader (Item# LG8010, $45.99), Lego Technic: C-3PO (Item# LG8007, $39.99), Lego: Imperial Shuttle (Item# LG7166, $39.99) plus Episode 2 products coming soon! Pre-Order today.”
Master Replicas Source
March 14, 2002 | 8:49 PM EST | Bill
If you are looking for the Master Replicas, one of your fellow Yak Readers may be able to help. He will be opening his own store in the near future, but he has a small quanity of Luke’s Saber and Han’s Blaster that he will be seling on Ebay. His user name is thephantommenace, or you can contact him by Email at here.
Wanna Sneak and You CAN’T Wait?
March 14, 2002 | 11:03 AM EST | Mark
Kbkids.com now has the Star Wars: Attack of the Clones – Sneak Preview 4-Figure Setin stock now for $31.99, I am sure even at this price they will sell out quickly.
New OLD Items In Stock At Amazon.com
March 14, 2002 | 10:54 AM EST | Mark
Amazon received a bunch of old items that they are selling on clearence. Here is a small list…
So if you are looking for some deals, head on over there.
AOTC Soundtrack Cover News
March 14, 2002 | 7:11 AM EST | Adam
Reader Brian found something nifty…
“Got a glance at the new Billboard magazine today and there was both a small banner ad on the main page and a full page ad within the first 10 pages for the upcoming Episode 2 Soundtrack. Their will be 4 covers available: Yoda holding a ball of Force lightning; Anakin & Amidala with weapons ready; & Jango Fett. These 3 are listed as limited editions. The forth will be the new poster art, which was just revealed on line. They are set for an April release, I believe the 23rd. Unfortunately, I do not have a scanner available, but wanted to pass along the news.”
25th Anniversary Vader: Origins
March 14, 2002 | 6:21 AM EST | Adam
I’ve gotten a few emails to our Q&A column commenting on the strange new sculpting direction that the Toy Fair Silver Darth Vader seems to be taking. Well, there’s a good reason for that: it’s a repaint of 1997’s Final Jedi Duel Darth Vader, which came in a three-pack with a seated Emperor Palpatine and a very nice Jedi Luke. See the comparison below:
As you can (hopefully, the image isn’t perfect) see, it’s essentially the same figure in a great shiny new package.
YakFeature: Jedi Starfighter Overview
March 14, 2002 | 5:15 AM EST | Adam
Something else was originally scheduled for today, but since YakLabs got their Jedi Starfighter today, I decided to review that instead.
Included: a full review, tons of pictures, scans of the box from all sides (and large enough to read the text), and hopefully answers to all of your questions about this toy, other than “when will it be on clearance?”
All of the pages link to each other, but here’s what is up:
If you like this feature and would like to see others like it (as far as toy reviews go), please let us know.
Bounty Hunter Coming to PlayStation 2
March 13, 2002 | 5:42 AM EST | Adam
Another feather in the cap of fans of both Sony’s console and Star Wars, a brand new title was announced yesterday. Bounty Hunter gives the player the chance to play as Jango Fett, and while it isn’t Boba, odds are it’ll be good enough.
A trailer for the game was shown on the recently released Jedi Starfighter game, also on the PS2. The game is on tap for Fall, and as of now, little else is known about it.
Scout Troopers Return?
March 13, 2002 | 1:33 AM EST | Adam
This evening’s toy run yielded a few Power of the Jedi Sandtroopers and Scout Troopers (Dirty) at Sam Goody and Suncoast stores at my local mall. They were $8.99 each, but if you’re in need of more of these guys, it’s probably about time to check the toy sections at your local music and movie stores.
Star Tours Hasbro Figures, Dexter at Rebelscum
March 13, 2002 | 1:18 AM EST | Adam
First shots of the long-rumored Star Tours figures and a shot off of an AOTC cardback of new character Dexter Jettster are up at Rebelscum. As far as I know, the shot of the figure is the first shot available of the character so it’s definitely worth checking out.
The Star Tours items are being auctioned off by user Carol8123 on eBay.
FOR THOSE WHO FORGOT: A rumor appeared last year on a message board that Hasbro would be producing a series of toys for Star Tours at Disneyland. There was to have been a series of droid figures, presumed to be around a half dozen, which would include some new figures and some repaints as well as a replica of the ship from the ride itself. The poster originally said that the toys would be available at Disney parks and through the Fan Club, but as this is old and still unconfirmed information, the questions on where these will show up, when, and for how much are still very much in question.
Santa’s Collectible Toy Show This Weekend
March 12, 2002 | 11:27 PM EST | Bill
This weekend for all toy collector’s and fans,
A really good Toy Show will be holding its spring show for the Year.
“SANTA’S COLLECTIBLE TOY SHOW”, WILL BE GOING ON.
(All Santa’s shows are held four times a year):
They have all types of Toys From STAR WARS, GI*JOE, HE-MAN, HOTWHEELS,
BARBIE, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
WHERE: In a south suburb of Chicago: DOLTON, ILLINOIS
WHEN: March 17, 2001 (SATURDAY) and March 18, 2001 (SUNDAY).
March 17, 2002 Saturday from 12pm – 5pm and
March 18, 2002 Sunday from 9am – 2pm.
Tickets are $3.50 for adults and kids from 13 and up!
Kids under 12 are free with adult
For more info call: 708-895-1502
More Masterpiece Sales
March 12, 2002 | 11:17 PM EST | Bill
Yak Reader Myke wrote in with this heads-up:
“I was just at Waldenbooks (La Crosse, Wisconsin) and found about 10 Masterpiece Aurra Sings and 20 or so Masterpiece C3-P0’s, they also have “STAR WARS-The Action Figure Archive” for $3.99 (A very nice book). I doubt these will last long.”
AOTC Poster Revealed
March 12, 2002 | 11:02 PM EST | Adam
The Official Site unveiled Drew Struzan’s latest poster, with images of the happy couple, Jango, Obi-Wan, the droids, and of course, Jerry Mathers as The Beaver.Check it out on the site or wait for it to show up at your local theaters and pop culture shops.
LEGO Ep2 Starfighter On-Line
March 12, 2002 | 8:01 PM EST | Mark
Tired of coming the streets looking for your first Ep2 LEGO set? Well Walmart.com has the Ep2 Starfighter in stock now for $19.99
Deluxe Figure Clearances
March 12, 2002 | 3:02 AM EST | Adam
Recent reports and first-hand accounts from toy runs have revealed that many of Hasbro’s POTJ Deluxe Figures (Bacta Luke, Amanaman, etc.) are now being cleared out. Wal-Mart and Kay-Bee stores seem to have the most markdowns, resulting in prices of $7 or less for these figures.
Please note, Target still has theirs priced at $15.99, considerably higher than the norm (on-line or off.) Stay tuned for future clearance notices!
March 12, 2002 | 3:00 AM EST | Adam
A few readers cued us into this list of K-Mart stores closing as a result of their recent financial woes. Check it out to see if you’ll need to adjust your future toy runs as a result.
March 12, 2002 | 1:18 AM EST | Adam
Due to unforseen FTP problems last evening, the Monday dose of With Every Question For Justice was not uploaded. In its place, we instead offer to you the Tuesday installment of With Every Question For Justice. We hope it finds you well.
Vintage Figure Giveaway
March 11, 2002 | 9:42 PM EST | Bill
Death Star Plans.com is proud to annouce a vintage carded figure giveaway. This time DSP is offering a POTF General Lando a new home straight out of Deathstardroid’s personal collection. Anyone can enter. This figure is mint on a mint card. The bubble is super clear and is in perfect codition. The card is unpunched and is in excellent condition. Click here for more.
March 11, 2002 | 9:24 PM EST | Bill
Yak Reader Tim has found a 3 3/4 scale E.T. Senator. Best of all it’s free!!! Tim wrote: “If you buy Mac and Cheese from Kraft you can get an E.T. figure. You have to buy a five pack and in the sixth box is an E.T. He very close to scale.”
Here Come The Fett Variations/Errors Again
March 11, 2002 | 9:22 PM EST | Bill
Yep, you read it right. Yak Reader Chris just gave us this heads up:
“You hate to hear it, but it’s true: I bought 2 today. 1 has no writing on his jetpack, while the other has 3 areas: 2 , where the black circles meet right below and centered under the thruster caps (grey paint), and the other on the orange paint, center right, where the rocket meets the pack body. It looks in English to read “LEAJ,”
but it’s an alien language. Duh. Just a heads up.”
Get ready for revenge of the Fett errors yet again.
“Clone War” Trailer Mirrors
March 11, 2002 | 6:34 AM EST | Adam
And if they don’t do it for you, there’s always Morpheus.
GX1 Short Hauler Recall!!!
March 10, 2002 | 10:23 PM EST | Mark
Check out your local news online at http://www.holonetnews.com for all the latest information. You can also check out your weather forecast for your section of the world.
PS.. This AWESOME site is brought to you by starwars.com
New Trailer Thoughts
March 10, 2002 | 10:19 PM EST | Mark
Well, I really liked all three of the first trailers. Now I have downloaded and watched this new trailer about 10 times now. I conclude that based on the trailers this movie is going to add life to the dying hobby we call Star Wars collecting. If this movie is only half as good as the trailers we have seen, it is going to be great. This new trailer has so much information coming at you in the short amount of time that it plays. System Overload!!! It is going to rock!!
FOX-TV Trailer D Re-Reminder
March 10, 2002 | 6:19 PM EST | Adam
Just in case you forgot, or didn’t scroll down, the fourth and final trailer for Attack of the Clones will be on Fox TV tonight between Malcolm in the Middle and the X-Files.
The trailer should be online soon if you miss out, and it’s also attatched to the flick Ice Age. Supposedly they show a lot of new creatures and vehicles tonight, so this seems to best of the bunch as far as trailers go.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled news.
March 10, 2002 | 12:47 PM EST | Bill
Yak Readers are registering in herds to participate in YakBak. Once you have registered, go to the forum you want to post in, and click on one of the topics. Then just click on post in the menu at the top of the page, and type in your comments. Email me here if you have any technical problems.
New POTJ At Fan Club
March 9, 2002 | 5:59 PM EST | Bill
Thanks to Yak Reader SWFan3 for the tip!
Want a Jango? Free?
March 9, 2002 | 4:12 PM EST | Bill
Chris over at The Jundland Wastes is giving away a POTJ Preview Jango MOC. All you have to do is register (if you haven’t already) and post in their forums. The deadline is Saturday, March 16th.
The Yak Is Bak…
March 9, 2002 | 4:06 PM EST | Bill
We are pleased to announce the return of Yakface Forums in our new YakBak Section.Click here to register and try it out.
(Don’t worry it’s free). We already have a number of forum threads started. Join in the forums.
Imperial Officer & Rebel Trooper Head Variants
March 9, 2002 | 7:33 AM EST | Adam
Fantastic site Rebelscum.com posted a new edition of Question Mark, this time having to do with Toy Fair. A most interesting answer came from the long-awaited (and presumed cancelled) head variants of the Imperial Officer and Rebel Trooper, and I quote:
“Yes, the variations are still planned and should be available prior to April 23rd.”
So there ya have it. Be sure to check out the full column for other great morsels of info.
New Trailer Reminder
March 9, 2002 | 7:15 AM EST | Adam
Just a friendly reminder, the FOX Network will be airing the new “Clone War” trailer ofAttack of the Clones this Sunday between Malcolm in the Middle and the X-Files. From early reports, this applies to the USA only.
The trailer will also be attatched to prints of Ice Age, and, of course, will be available onThe Official Site soon. Sunday if you believe the rumors.
Early reports on the web speak glowingly of the trailer, showcasing new vehicles (which sound like must-have toys if Hasbro decides to do them), action sequences, and more. Lastly, this is the fourth and most likely final preview we’ll be getting before the film on May 16.
We now return you to your regular toy news.
AOTC Preview 4 A Go-Go
March 9, 2002 | 7:10 AM EST | Adam
It’s a very exciting time to hit the stores, it seems, as people have sent us reports from the US all over about the latest assortment of figures from Attack of the Clones. (OK, it’s the only assortment.)
We’ve received reports from Target, Wal-Mart, and Toys “R” Us having these as well asEntertainment Earth and D&S Sci-Fi Toy World. So one thing is certain from the reports we’ve gotten and the set sitting on my monitor… these guys are most definitely out there now.
So don’t leave any stones unturned on your weekend toy runs… even some K-Marts have been getting in new Hasbro toys lately, so anywhere seems like fair game. Happy hunting!
Carrie Fisher Signature Study
March 9, 2002 | 7:06 AM EST | Adam
From Gary X…
“She’s one of the hardest-to-get Star Wars autograph signers! Carrie Fisher has sent secretarial and preprint signatures for years. Forgeries run rampant on online auction and dealer sites. Her Evolution signature card has sold for as high as $2,800. What do you have in your collection?
Is it REAL or a SECRETARIAL/FORGERY?
Get the scoop. See a study on Carrie Fisher’s signature here:http://www.autographcentral.com/wattographs/bios/carriefisher/carriefishersigstudy.html”
It’s pretty interesting stuff, so if you’ve got a few minutes, take a gander.
Action Figure Backgrounds
March 9, 2002 | 7:03 AM EST | Adam
Several readers pointed us to the Star Wars Kid site yesterday because they doubled their quantity of downloadable figure backgrounds. There are now six pieces of artwork for you display needs, right here! Enjoy!
EE Newsfeed: Jedi Starfighter IN STOCK
March 9, 2002 | 7:01 AM EST | Adam
From Entertainment Earth:
“Another Episode 2 sneak preview item is now in stock! The Jedi Starfighter vehicle is available to order and ship to you now!
Well, there ya have it. The flood begins!
D&S Sci-Fi Newsfeed: AOTC Previews
March 7, 2002 | 3:20 PM EST | Adam
This just in from D&S Sci-Fi Toy World:
We have Jango Fett, Clone Trooper, Zam Wesell & R3-T7 Sneak Previews figures in stock. Ready to ship!
Amazon Strikes Back
March 7, 2002 | 2:04 PM EST | Mark
You can now order the Endor Vehicles set at Amazon for $29.99.
Update, OUT OF STOCK NOW.
March 7, 2002 | 3:14 AM EST | Adam
With Every Question For Justice has been updated for this week’s second update, full of gargoyles, demons, and goblins. And Star Wars Q&A. More next week.
Phantom Menace Novelization Book-On-Tape Cheap
March 6, 2002 | 10:39 PM EST | Adam
While it may not be news, I spotted a few copies of Terry Brooks’ book-on-tape version of the world’s most infamous prequel. A local B. Dalton Bookseller had a few copies on cassette for $9.98 each, not a bad deal for something to listen to on an upcoming road trip. In May. Assuming there’d be something worth going to, of course.
R4-M9 Variation… Maybe
March 6, 2002 | 8:54 PM EST | Bill
Depending how you define what constitutes a variation, we may already have a confirmed variation on the just releasing R4-M9 figure. Those little guys in robes over atThe Jawa seem to have found one on our newest astromech. They have posted comparison pictures of both “versions”. Click here for more.
Sneak Preview Figures Sited At Wal-Mart
March 6, 2002 | 8:49 PM EST | Bill
The post says it all. All of the sneak preview figures have been reported at Wal-Mart. Thanks to Yak Readers Randy and Ian for the reports. The hunt is on… again.
AOTC International Release Dates
March 6, 2002 | 7:54 PM EST | Adam
I’ve gotten a lot of email to my Q&A column lately asking when the newest Star Wars picture would show up in their native soil. Sadly, I’m an Ugly American and know not of these things, unless they appear on the official site. And it turns out, they do.
Posted last November, this feature outlines the worldwide release schedule of the film, showing several countries to have a May 16 release date. Like all of Europe, almost, and the USA and Canada.
Mexico and all of Latin America will have to wait until June or July, but it looks like everybody on the list will have the movie in their moviehouses before August. Nicely done, I must say.
That link again: Episode II Release Dates
LEGO Tie Interceptor
March 6, 2002 | 4:35 PM EST | Mark
KBKids.com now has the LEGO TIE Interceptor for the low price of $59.99.
Sneak Preview Figures @ EE.com
March 6, 2002 | 4:24 PM EST | Mark
Jason from EE writes to us with this…
Good morning folks.
Often I need a explanation about what we have in stock.
Today, an explanation is not needed…
Sneak Preview Figures 4-Pack (Item# HS84455LL, $39.99)
More sets of the all-new Star Wars Playskool All In One Adventures 1 Set (Item# HS2651AA, $36.99) http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS2651AA are in stock. This “children’s” toy from Hasbro is already heating up to be one of the newest Star Wars collectibles available. Order your set today!
The Imperial Shuttle Returns This Year!!!!!
March 5, 2002 | 9:21 PM EST | Bill
The Private Universe has had confirmed by an Official Source that the much rumoured Imperial Shuttle is approaching! I have the official word on the release dates for the UK and US, as well as the rumoured pack ins, so head to TPU to read it here.
Now Something For Our Readers North Of The Border
March 5, 2002 | 9:19 PM EST | Bill
The “Dark Side Collector” is a Canadian based Star Wars site that we link tom and they are trying to compile a list of toy/hobby stores in Canada that sell new and or vintage Star Wars figures. if you know of any send the name, full address and if they sell Vintage, new
etc. to them here.
Wal-Mart Has Pegs Labeled For E2 Figures
March 5, 2002 | 9:16 PM EST | Bill
This just in from Yak Reader Chris:
“Hey, just writing to tell u guys that surprisingly I found the hooks at the WalMart in Niles, IL. to be completely empty. But all 8 of them read E2 STAR WARS ! Does E2 mean Episode 2? Does this mean they are already set and waiting for AOTC figures? I found this to be extremely weird and I think u guys will too!”
Remember sneak preview figures are due in March so it sounds like Wal-Mart is getting ready. If you have any more info on this send it in.
Star Wars mini helmets at Kbkids.com
March 4, 2002 | 8:33 PM EST | Bill
Yak Reader Scott just gave us a heads up on these at KB Kids.com! They have both the Darth Vader and C-3PO helmets at a significantly reduced price. Both were orininally going for $60. The Darth Vader Helmet is now $29.99 and the C-3PO helmet is $19.99.
Yak Reader Michael sent in these discount codes:
Toys, Videos, DVDs, Software, Video Games and Collectibles
$5 off your first order of $25 or more with Code: DENNYTOYS (exp: 8/31/02)
$5 off your first order of $40 or more with Code: KIDSLINKS (exp: 12/31/02)
Amazon Cancels AT-ST Orders
March 4, 2002 | 8:30 PM EST | Bill
This just in from Yak Reader TNTRons:
I just received a cancellation notice from Amazon Toys R US saying that they are cancelling my order of the AT-St due to being “unavailable at any of our sources” they apologies and then continue to add to my rage by saying that they will add my payment to my account. This really angers me, not only did they cancell my order but the SOB’s kept my money and stuck it in an acccount. For What something else I can’t get. I can’t even begin to express my dissatisfied state with Amazon Toys R US. They didn’t even have the guts to send the notice with a returnable address. Try and find an email address on the Toys R US site, it took me ten minutes of going through hoops to finally find one. You don’t have to print this, but I think Toys R US sucks. Confession is good for the soul. Be sides being disappointed I now have to hunt for the darn thing. I don’t have a TRU within a 100 mile of me. I hope other people get their AT-ST’s and enjoy them, for those who may have gotten the same email I did, voice your dissatisfaction with Amazon TRU.
At this time we don’t know how widespread the cancellations are, if you have any information on this let us know!
We have been getting lots of E-mail on this. So far no one else has reported canceled ordered, but reports have ranged from AT-STs which were thrown into boxed with very little packing (and arrived damaged) to AT-STs which arrived perfectly mint. Keep the news coming!!!
March 4, 2002 | 5:11 AM EST | Adam
Hey kids, do ya like With Every Question For Justice, our Q&A column of fun? Well, we updated anyway, so read, enjoy, etc.
Looking For The Ultimate Coffee Table Book?
March 3, 2002 | 10:22 PM EST | Mark
Amazon.com has the Star Wars Chronicles book on sale. Normal price for this book is $150.00, now $105.00. Any order over $100 has free shipping as well. This is the best Star Wars book I have ever seen or read.
Waldenbooks Clearance Updates
March 3, 2002 | 5:22 PM EST | Adam
In addition to the Masterpiece Edition C-3PO & Aurra Sing book and figure sets, theAction Figure Archive, and leftover copies of The Queen’s Amulet we’re getting reports from several readers that the From Star Wars To Indiana Jones softcover book– which is full of fantastic shots of props and storyboards– has been dropped to somewhere between $4.99 and $6.99.
We have also been informed that not all Borders and Waldenbooks are participating in the clearance, or at least not yet. Some stores still have old stock of the books at full price, meaning that their clearance shipments have yet to come in, and that’s assuming they will in the first place.
(Thanks to TimiFett, Dave, ins0mnia, and everybody I left out for contributing to this post.)
Episode I DVD Easter Eggs: In Case Ya Missed it…
March 3, 2002 | 5:10 PM EST | Adam
As always, Mac users are out of luck as the DVD-ROM content is PC-only.
The Winner Is
March 2, 2002 | 7:40 PM EST | Bill
Congratulatons to Rick Schmidt, winner of our semi-monthly Ultarama drawing. Send in your entry now for our next drawing in 2 weeks!!! Remember you can only enter once per drawing, and you must include your name, address, and E-mail. Good Luck!
Action Figure Archive Book hits Clearance
March 1, 2002 | 10:28 PM EST | Adam
Last week we reported the Aurra Sing Masterpiece book had shown up on clearance, and this week, we’ve got another winner.
The fantastic Star Wars: The Action Figure Archive book from Chronicle Books has been spotted at Waldenbooks for $3.99 a copy. (Original SRP was $29.95.) The book has hundreds of photographs from the films, of the toys, and more from the vintage era through the end of 1998. If you’re looking for an excellent (and dirt-cheap) reference book on all things Action Figure, or are looking for a primer on the first two decades of the hobby, run to your local bookstores and be sure to scope out the clearance racks.
Need To Get Dewbacked????
March 1, 2002 | 5:21 PM EST | Mark
Still looking to pick up one? Well Amazon.com has the 12″ Dewback & Sandtrooper for $29.99 in stock again.
Also available is the Star Wars Episode I Sith Probe Droid Game for $9.97 reg preice was $39.99.
Amazon AT-ST w/ Ewok
March 1, 2002 | 8:30 AM EST | Mark
There has been some emails going back and forth and miscommunication with some of the operators at Amazon.com as to whether they really had these in stock. Here is the email that I recevied last night that should clear this up.
Greetings from Amazon.com.
We thought you’d like to know that we shipped your items today, and that this completes your order.
The following items were included in this shipment:
Qty Item Price Shipped Subtotal
1 Star Wars 3.75″ Endor Vehicles $29.99 1 $29.99
Toysrus.com, LLC item sold by Amazon.com Kids, Inc.
So for those that were able to get one ordered you should be getting yours next week.