Thanks to Tommy J for the news. Not sure what is going on but check out this link…..
Star Wars: Fighter with Pilot- Skiff with Luke $26.99
I would like to point out that Rebelscum.com pointed this out today. As they have asked, if anyone does get one of these, please email me and let me know what it is exactly.
Thanks to Jabba3 for the following news.
“I found the 12″ Sandtropper and Dewback for $99.99 Cdn. ( Which are beautful though a bit pricey) I also found the Power of the Jedi Mega Figures of Darth Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi for $14.99 Cdn each at Toys R Us in Southern Ontario region. Most of the stores Have two of the Dewbacks on Shelves. The Mega Darth Mauls are only one or two to a box compared to four of five of Obi-Wans.”
Hasbro has confirmed shipment of the all new SW 12inch Sith Lord 2-Pack (Item #32438, $49.99). This limited edition 12inch set consists of Darth Maul and Darth Vader with removable helmet together. We expect units to arrive shortly. Order yours today at Entertainment Earth.
Looks like our little brown cloaked friends over at Jawa.com got themselves a new slogan and another cool contest here’s some details…
The winner of the “Pick Our Slogan” contest was Mike Foreman. He will be receiving a EP1 Swimming Jar Jar.
Our new slogan for TheJawa.com is: “Scavenging The Collectible Galaxy”
We are also giving away a EP1 R2-B1 this week. This contest will end on November 7, 2000.
Congrats Mike from Yak and cool slogan guys. I’d head over and enter for that elusive little droid…
Check out the link on the side for the Quiz, tomorrow is the last day for you to enter if you have not already. We will be giving out 6 of the stands for free. The quiz is only one question.
Starshow Collectibles have Watto’s Box for $39.99 which isn’t too bad considering that this thing hasn’t gotten any easier to find. And no Tatooine Showdown with it. They also have the first 4 POTJ Collection 1 figures and also Jabba/2-headed Announcer, plus some other stuff (such as wave 2 access. packs). Worth checking out.
I have had a few people mail me asking if the supposedly reported price of $34.99 is correct. I can’t say 1 way or another cause as far as price ponits go I haven’t heard for sure what it’ll be. Though $34.99 doesn’t sound right to me, as most double pack exc sell for at least $40. I mean even the Vader/Maul 12″ set coming is a reported $40-50 dollar tag and they are just 2 12″ dolls not exc to anyone. The Kaadu is a pretty big beast not as huge as the Tauntaun but still big and very cool. I myself heard early on it would be in the $50 dollar range could I be wrong? Yes. But seems more likely, unless of course Target is going to be nice to us for once… Ha kinda makes me laugh… I’ll try to confirm a price as soon as I can. If any Target employees know for sure the price email here atSidster and let me know.
Update:I am getting reports of this set ranging from 39.99 to 59.99. Hopefully we can get a definite price soon for those interested.
Perhaps KB are getting more of these…Bibfortuna809 reports finding the Power F/X X-Wing for $19.99 again @ KB Toys in the Valdosta mall – if I remember right, this toy showed up again for $9.99 then KB raised the price. This is the first I’ve heard of them showing up recently though, so if you still need this toy it may be worth watching KB again.
I’ve added a nice new carded photo of the POTJ General Leia figure to the Toyguide – you can check it out here. Thanks go to Mark for the use of his photo!
Just spotted the new issue of Lee’s Action Figure News today. Some cool coverage and 1 mag cover dedicated to the 100th 12″ Luke. Nice 2 page spread of the doll and his many accessories that I mentioned here previously. Most will finally get to see the new head sculpt, which I think looks great. Not much else Star Wars wise though 1 page of new POTJ stuff that we all have or have seen. Definetly worth a look though for the Luke and other toy related news.
Also to any that haven’t peeked a look at the boxed 12″ Tarpals and Kaddu set, as Brian mentioned AmericanDreamComics have some pics there. I will try very soon to get some cool and weird pics of the Tarpals set I scored a while back. The 1st few made had a very strange and purple Tarpals, which Hasbro of course scrapped and lightened drastically. So when this set hits and you see a very purple Tarpals on the shelf grab it, cause just might’ve slipped in by mistake. This set should hit Target shelves soon and well worth the $, Target seems to be nabbing some pretty cool exc this year.
UPDATE:My favorite droid commander 00m-9 posted some compaision pics of the 2 different colored Tarpals over at Jawa.com. I talked with Innis about this set a week or 2 back and he said he had pics like mine. I do believe though the pics online are the 1’s we’ll see at Target. As I understand Hasbro ordered 1st batch destroyed, but ya never know..
American Dream Comics posted two small pics of the 12″ Kaadu w Tarpals boxed.
If you missed the 12″ Electronic C-3PO and R2-D2 you can pick one up at amazon.com for $19.90 +S&H thanks to their partnering with Toys R US. Here’s a link to the item.
UPDATE: The item is now backordered (out of stock)
Tom R reminds us that this weekend is the Chiller Theatre show in NJ! Among the guests is Billy Dee Williams, Lando Calrissian from ESB and ROTJ and also Phil Brown, Uncle Owen from ANH! You can get more info @ ChillerTheatre.com.
LucasArts has announced that Battle for Naboo and SW: Demolition have both gone gold. Demolition will be out in mid Nov and Battle for Naboo in mid Dec. Also, Monkey Island 4 and Indy for Nin 64 have gone gold too.
Rebelscum has posted a pic of the new POTJ ad featuring everyone’s favorite pudgy pilot Porkins.
Markus has updated his website StarconstruX.de with some new dioramas. If you’ve not seen Markus’ stuff before, you have to check it out! New additions include a large Rancor cave, the Executor bridge from the ESB Bounty Hunter scene plus new Imperial Droid customs.
Also check out acpin.homestead.com for some of ACPin’s cool dioramas.
Ben Stevens, organizer of the well-known Sci-Fi Expo shows, sends in this info on upcoming shows:
Sci-Fi Expo & Toy Show
Dave Prowse – Star Wars Trilogy Darth Vader
Chris Parson – Star Wars C-3PO (stand-in), E-3PO, K-3PO, 4LOM, and more!
Bruce Boa – Empire Strikes Back General Rieeken
Sci-Fi Expo & Toy Show
Michonne Bourriague – Aurra Sing!!
Dave Prowse – Star Wars Trilogy Darth Vader
Silas Carson – Episode 1 Viceroy and Ki-Adi-Mundi
For all the details, and to get discounted tickets online, visit
FBTB now has clear scans of both the new LEGO ‘main’ brochure and the Technic brochure online, showcasing all eight of the new Star Wars sets for January of 2001 – Enjoy!
The South Bay Star Wars Fan Club will be gathering Wednesday, October 25th at 7pm. They will be holding this at their regular location, Armadillo Willy’s in Cupertino, CA. That’s at 10100 South De Anza Blvd (map ). Once again, Star Wars fans of all ages are welcome to join us; however, if you’re under 13 or so, we suggest you come with a parent. If you’d like any further information, feel free to email Mikk at email@example.com.
Back in stock for a limited time are rare Episode I figures from E1 Coll. 3 (Wave 10) Half Case (Item #84105E, $75.99). This assortment includes 2x TC-14, 2x R2-B1 Astromech Droid, 1x Adi Gallia, 1x Ody Mandrell, 1x OOM-9, 1x Captain Tarpals. You can also order a full case – E1 Coll. 3 (Wave 10) Case (Item #84105D, $144.99) at Entertainment Earth.
The guys over at Toybliss.com wrote in to let all Yak readers know they have some deals on the FC 4, read below…
“I wanted to pass on to your readers that we will have the four Exclusive Fan Club Star Wars figures on sale through 11-5-00 or while our supplies last. We have the AT-AT Driver with Freeze Frame, Hoth Princess Leia with Freeze Frame, Pote Snitkin with Freeze Frame and the Death Star Droid with Freeze Frame for $7.99 each. Its our best price on these figures ever and hopefully people will take advantage of this opportunity if they still have not added one of these figures to their collection.”
Sounds like a good deal to me, if ya still need them now’s the time. Check them out at Toybliss.com.
Just got some info on 2 12″ sets coming out soon.
I’ll start with Vader/Maul Sith Lord 2 pack. From what was just told to me we could start seeing these hit the 1st week of Nov and almost surely the 2nd. Some of these sets have passed through the warehouse and as I hear will be on their way to some allocation warehouses, stores, and direct dealers very soon. So just a matter of time now… This is a pretty nice looking set but, I think that non openers will enjoy it more. I say this cause openers pretty much have both these dolls already. Vader is the 14″ elec Vader minus elec. Some minor changes in paint, “real chain” to hold cape, and removable hand but otherwise same doll. Maul also not too different than any other 12″ Maul. Face sculpt very similar to 12″ elec and only other ” new” features are saber splits in middle, saber hilt can be hung at waist and waist splits. I think it’s a great looking piece packaged though, Hasbro did do a good job on the packaging. But I’ll let all of you decide how cool it is.
Now onto the 12″ Tarpals and Kaadu set from Target. This piece should be ready for Xmas as I said in the past. So that makes this release not far, if that is the truth. I hear and tend to believe, it should be around soon though. Many people wondered how and why Target could mkdwn the 12″ Speederbike for $13 with still alot of demand, well easy they have to make room for this piece. As soon as I hear more or get a DCPI# I’ll post it for all.
The new Boss Nass wave has now started to show up at Wal-mart. It was just found in Tuscon, AZ by Kyle this week. So keep an eye out for it if you are at Wal-mart.
Chewbacca the Plastic 12″ Terror is now on sale at Amazon.com for a measly $6.24
**SOLD OUT **
I recently got an email from a UK friend about a company in France that will be doing some very limited Star Wars statues. I understand they have been doing comic style 1’s for a little bit now, but just recently acquired the Star Wars license. I visted their site and I have to say, WOW was I impressed. Some great detail on these things just from the pics there. Needless to say I will have to try to nab a Fett (of course). But I am equally impressed with all shown. They say a release time of Dec and qtys look very limited only 1,200 of each character produced. So looks like these might be tough pieces to obtain especially the more popular characters. As I hear more I will let all know. I noticed TFN mentioned them also, so word seems to be getting around. Here’s a link to their site take a peek Attakus.com.
I’ve had quite a few e-mails asking for the contact information for the person who reported the 12″ Defense of Naboo sets yesterday, which I sadly no longer have. However, this does bring up a point – use the forums! If you pick up extras of something, or you are searching for something, post a note among fellow collectors in our forums. There’s a link to them in every post. Hopefully someone will be able to help you out!
KBKIds.com has the Naboo Royal Starship Playset for a measly $29.99 in stock now.
**Out of Stock already.
So you are looking at your room and you have a bare spot on the wall. Can’t decide on what to put there? Check out the Poster Section at Echostation.com, you never know if you will find something that you are looking for.
UPDATE:Ben this is awesome I love it…HAAA Makes me roll, check this out guys it’s worth it honestly. What a true but sad life for some.
John writes: “The Factory-2-U store near me in Houston had nine of these yesterday for $20 each. Not a bad deal!”
If you have one of these stores near you and you’re after this set (it is definitely very cool at this price) it’s worth checking them out.
A friend of mine has a few auctions running on eBay – one for a pretty cool ‘damaged’ 12″ custom Luke Bespin, and two auctions for a couple of the rarer “long picture” tri-logo POTF2 figures – Snowtrooper and Endor Rebel Soldier. While many people assume these are just standard tri-logos, they are among the hardest to find POTF2 figures. The long picture Luke Bespin is relatively easy to find due to it being released in Britain through a large chain store, but the others only saw release in central Europe, and even there they were scarce. A couple found their way over to the UK (lucky or I’d never have got them) but in very limited quantities.
To my knowledge, there are 9 LPC (long picture card) figures:
Coll 1: Luke Bespin, Endor Rebel Soldier, Han Bespin
Coll 2: Admiral Ackbar, Ewoks 2-pack
Coll 3: Weequay, Tarkin, Snowtrooper, Royal Guard.
Search for seller id got.gnome to see the items.
Update: Aries2003 has pictures of all 9 LPC cards on his website – you can see them @ http://pages.prodigy.net/aries2003/euro.htm
Click on the link to the left, enter the contest, the winner will be chosen from all the correct entries. One winner at the end of October. Good luck.
Typical, I ask people who find these two figures to e-mail me, expecting a few sightings, and all of a sudden everyone and their cat finds them and floods my inbox. But enough moaning from me, here’s a brief list of places these things have shown up:
Wal-Mart, American Fork Utah
Wal-Mart, Colorado Springs
Salt Lake City, UT
Wal-Mart, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Thanks to everyone who wrote in with their finds, there are too many people to list (!)
Well the price reductions may actually be happening. According to Curt in CA they were marked on the shelves for $4.99 at K-mart. They still rung up for $6.99 of course. However, this is the first I’ve heard of the shelves anywhere having POTJ figs marked to what Hasbro said they should be.
The upcoming Star Wars Trilogy re-release with the Episode II preview will only be on VHS here, but fans in Japan will be granted a nifty new laserdisc set from the fine folks at Lucasfilm.
Now a little editorial comment on the whole VHS/LD and not DVD issue…
This statement was borrowed from the official site: “Rumors and speculation that waiting to release DVD versions is motivated by a desire to simply drive up demand, or to force fans to purchase multiple copies are completely false.”
Now in my opinion, this statement is disingenuous at best; otherwise they would just reprint the discs and tapes that were released in the last round rather than waste precious time (the lack thereof being the reason for the DVD delay) making another version. Retailers wanted restock (not another release) for the new fans complaining that they missed the last round. I’m just for calling a spade a spade.
CDJapan will stock it when it is released on 11/22/00. Discs contain English language tracks with Japanese subtitles (probably permanent.) This is a good opportunity to get the Star Wars Trilogy in a format better than VHS, without having to resort to shadier alternative methods. Expected cost is about 140.00 BEFORE SHIPPING. If you order, make sure to remember that shipping a heavy 6-disc set can get quite expensive.
Thanks to Clint Gorman for the tip.
Here are some very nice new images….
POTJ Ben Kenobi Carded
POTJ Fode and Bede Carded
POTJ GunGun Warrior Carded
POTJ Porkins Carded
POTJ Boss Nass Carded
POTJ Sebulba Carded
POTJ Dagobah Vader Carded
Mega Destroyer Droid Box Front
Mega Destroyer Droid Box Back
Brandon Vise reports finding the POTJ Boss Nass, Jek Porkins and Gungan Warrior figures at a K-Mart store in Tempe, Arizona. The Porkins wave is starting to spread so be on the lookout for it if you’re out hunting this weekend.
So far, the General Leia/Qui-Gon figures seem much scarcer. I’ve heard barely anything about these showing up. Handy tip – you can usually tell if something has been released because a few start to hit eBay for sale. So far, I haven’t found any Leias or Qui-Gons on eBay. They are out there – the pictures that we posted the other day were proof of that – but they are very very thin on the ground. If you find these, please let us know where and when.
Need the 3 3/4″ Masters of the Dark Side set? TNC Universe have it in stock now for $24.95.
From Adrian Faulkner:
I’m pleased to announce that Action-Figure.com has relaunched, with new looks and and host of new features
Free Webspace – Users of the site can now sign up for free 20Mb of Webspace, allowing them, among other possible uses, to develop fan sites on their favourite toys or showcase their collections. Users can actually choose their own personalised domain name for their site (e.g. buffy.action-figure.net, starwars.action-figure.net) and email. Users with no knowledge of Web Site construction can make use of the online tools to actually build their site through their web browser, and then submit it to Seaarch Engines and Newspapers using the online tools. Users can sign-up at http://signup.action-figure.net
Comparison Shop – Users can now compare prices from a variety of online stores, enabling them to get the products they want for the best possible price.
Personalisation – Users will actually be able to configure how the web page looks for them, by choosing one of a number of pre-defined designs, as well as adding personal content that will only be viewable by them.
Reviews – Action-Figure will be reviewing a large number of new toys as they become available, providing links to where users can then buy these products
Interviews – Users can read interviews conducted with the toy world’s
Store Reports – Users will be encouraged to send in reports from around the world of what toys they have found in their local toy stores and shops.
Classified Ads – Users will be able to post on the site FREE of charge, toys they have for sale or trade.
Syndication – Users who have their own toy related websites can also include a LIVE newsfeed from Action-Figure to their site, ensuring that THEIR readers are kept up to date with the latest news.
This together with Action-Figure.com’s existing features of News, Discussion and Links gives kids and collectors worldwide a site jam-packed with resources.
I’m getting more and more reports of new figs hitting the pegs at
K-Marts and Walmarts on the West coast. So far a few reports from
Cali-forn-ia and a couple from Colorado. So hopefully* I’ll see them here on East coast soon *(note:hopefully lol). If you do find any closer to the East side let me know at Sidster. Thanks guys…
Wow! I have had TONS of feedback on the question of how one goes about keeping track of one’s collection. This is great; keep it coming! A lot of people are looking for a better way, but I was surprised that so many people depend on the “crude matter” between their ears to keep track of everything.
Now, I have a pretty high opinion of myself, but I know I can’t keep track of all the stuff I have without a database and a lot of people have requested mine as a template so I decided to post it for those who are interested. It does have all my data so it may help many people by already having a large portion already entered. It’s pretty straightforward at the moment (while at the same time being overly verbose) and is always being updated. I have over two hours of dictation (yes, I am a geek) that I have yet to enter.
Remember this requires the full version of Access 2000 (not 97) to run and knowing your way around Access wouldn’t hurt. I haven’t refined it to work with the runtime (free) version.
You can get the file here.
The little brown cloaked guys over at the Jawa.com have an incredible pic of a Jek porkins fig on an unreleased CT2 style Chewie card. This is an awesome find, it shows Jek blistered to the card but no chip is with it. Obviously CT2 is the unreleased CommTech chips we all heard we’d get but, alas they got scrapped. The card looks great, this is a great piece. Innis I envy you…LOL Great find guys, makes ya almost wish we could’ve had the CT2 chips… Ah maybe not LOL.
The latest issue of Tomart’s AFD has some cool POTJ stuff in it.
It shows large pictures of the 12″ Bossk, 4-LOM and IG-88, and reports that the IG-88 will feature extendable legs to let him “tower” over the rest of the Action Collection figures.
The magazine also has large (almost full size actually) photos of Han Solo (Bespin Capture), Battle Droid (Boomer Damage) [shown with and without the removable damage], K-3PO and Mon Calamari Colonel.
Definitely worth a look!
Here are some pics of the Force Files. Thanks again to Matthew Opal for the pics. Remember these figures have only been found at Wal-mart so far. See a post below for pics of the figures themselves.
Leia Force File
Whilst dealing with a few piles of Star Wars goodies awaiting their photo shoot, entry in my custom database, and finally display on some shelf that I’ve yet to make room on; I noticed that I was (gasp) missing two fairly-recent figures (Sio Bibble and Queen Amidala with ascension gun) that I had otherwise thought I had successfully rescued from the ravages of life on a peg or worse yet from the hands of some grubby eBay scalper.
In a moment of clarity, I asked myself how could I have lived in such a dream world to believe that I could, even with a database, catch up with the latest wave of figures and hold my own against the evil glut of Episode I stuff still on pegs coupled with the frightening prospect of drastically reduced numbers of figures in the future as news of Hasbro’s belt-tightening rings all around me. The reason of how (or why) I continue collecting is a mystery I’ve yet to answer, though I think it may have something to do with the insanity that runs on my Dad’s side of the family.
Anyway, then I thought, how do other collectors of the anal-retentive (can you say that on the Internet? Wait, who am I kidding?) variety like myself, keep track of their collections? If I, with a fancy homemade Access 2000 database, could miss an item or two how do others deal with the strain of keeping up? The sheer number of items in the 3.5″; scale alone is mind-boggling.
I’d like your input! What do you use, Hasbro’s checklist (ha ha), a cocktail napkin (probably as effective) or a custom database? Or do you just wing it? Send your thoughts and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe we can share some of your ideas with your fellow yakface readers.
The new Qui Gon Jinn and General Leia POTJ figures are now out in stores. They were found today in Denver at a Wal-mart. A big thanks to Matthew Opal for the news and the pics of the new figs. In the second Qui Gon Jinn picture the brighter lightsaber is the new one and the darker is the one past Qui Gon figures have come with.
Qui Gon Jinn Moisture Farmer
Qui Gon Jinn Moisture Farmer #2
Entertainment Earth are now taking orders for SW 2000 Collection 1 (Wave 1.5) (Item #84445AA, $89.99). This is an interim wave of action figures between the first and second Collection 1 cases. It has just two new figures, Qui Gon Ginn Mos Espa Disguise and Princess Leia in Military Dress
This November the official LFL licensed VCD version of the Classic Trilogy will be available. It can be bought online at AllVCD.com, here is a link straight to the reservation page of the VCD set for $29.50. Click thislink to check it out. Thanks to Dennis for the news.
KEBco Comic and Toy Emporium is having a POTJ lottery. For an entry fee of $5.00 you may win all 44 POTJ figures in the 2000/2001 assortment. They will giveaway a complete set of 44 figures for every 60 entries in our lottery.
Just want to take a sceond to thank some of our awesome Yak readers out there. I asked for help on a sale Speederbike and got more than a few people willing to help. Thanks to all who wrote in saying they’d help me I do have 1 coming, though you guys are all great. Also want to add that alot of readers writing in are wishing Mark their best and a quick recovery. Thanks, all you guys are the reason we do this. Now if I could get the 1st R2-D2 with holo Leia from Fan Club….LOL
UPDATE:Some of us here at Yak have been getting a few emails asking if we could help them get some of the clearance things out. Sorry guys we can’t help on that side it’s kinda impossible to help all that need it. Also we can’t risk someone getting taken (it can and does happen sadly)by another collector. There are a few online collector groups that can help big with things you might need. One I highly recommend and am a part of is the Star Wars Collectorunion. These type of groups don’t allow scalping and selling on any auction site so that’s a big help. There are a few out there and worth checking out. Hope this helps.
Target.com has the Tatooine Skiff w/Luke online right now for $19.99. Still need it? Then click away and get it.
UPDATE: Try entering YCJ00001 for what appears to be a 10% discount. Thanks to Joe for the tip.
Got mail from Yak reader GarGarbnks and he said he found these new figs at the Big K…Here’s part of his mail to us.
“A trip to Kmart down the street snagged not only Mas Amedda,
Coruscant Guard, and Security Battle Droid, but also Gungan Warrior, Boss Nass, and Jek Porkins.”
If anyone at all finds these PLEASE let anyone of us know here at Yak. I tend to believe it, as I reported last week these figs were due to start showing up soon and looks like they have. Good score man. Oh no now another search…LOL
ActionFigureXpress.com have the Marmit TIE Fighter Pilot back in stock for $89.95 each. Head over if you need one!
Dax Riley sent in this info for our Australian readers:
Lidcombe Catholic Workers Club
24 John Street, Lidcombe
(Opposite Lidcombe Railway Station)
Free parking entrance via Church Street
Cost: $10 members, $12 non-members
11am to 6pm
Sunday 22nd of October 2000
There will be a CCG Tournament, dealers tables, licensees displays, fan films, debate, customising presentation, toy talk, auction and more!
The convention is organised by Star Walking, the Star Wars appreciation society of Australia which has been around for over 10 years. Their web site can be found here: http://www.starwalking.net
Bernie Murphy writes: “Wal-Mart is selling Star Wars action figures cheap. I purchased the Royal Naboo starship for under $60.00, it was originally $140.00 Canadian! I also picked up the Jedi Spirts, with the clear Anakin, Yoda, and Ben Kenobi and the Cantina aliens for $5.95 Canadian each set.”
Jedi Mike sent in a scan of a receipt from Target that confirms the new low price – $12.44 each. I haven’t posted the receipt scan since it’s hardly exciting to look at, but it does indeed confirm that these things are being given away already.
UPDATE:I am also hearing that the Mace 12″ wave and still new Boss Nass 12″ wave are on clearance also for a whopping 4.94. Gotta love sales they are great I must say……
Brad from Indy writes:
“While checking our computer on Monday for new Star Wars items, I stumbled across an interesting find. Apparently we could see clearance EP1 and classic Commtech figures show up at TRU earlier than was probably thought. No price change has been added yet for the EP1 figures (although they were supposed to go down last week to $2.97- it was taken back at the last minute. DID NOT HAPPEN- yet.). The classic Commtech figures are scheduled to go down to $1.97 towards the end of the month. The distribution center now has HUGE orders out for classic Commtech (skn 166235), EP1 collection 1 (skn 171786), and EP1 collection 3 (skn 171859). There is also an order out for the Queen Starship, but for now the price looks to remain the same ($49.98). These orders are due around the middle of November. One interesting note on these items is that our cost on everything listed above (including the ship) has gone to $.01. I’m not sure if there is going to be some sort of promotion on SW stuff or not, but I found this to be weird. I am going to contact our planner for Action figures today to see if I can get any info on this. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone could finally get the rare 2000 specimens for closeout bargains. Maybe this is Hasbro opening that mythical wharehouse in the Pacific NW early. “
Guys stopped in at the same TRU I found all that sale stuff yesterday. They seemed to have put more Coll#2 out some no logo Yodas, Capt Panaka, and some army building Naboo Royal Guards. Also saw some Darth Vader Tie Fighters not there yesterday and those were 4.97 also. So I guess it doesn’t hurt to pop in every few days or so.
niubniubsuniverse has created a C:VR’s (character virtual reality) and the first one has just been posted which is Darth Maul from the tatooine showdown 3 pack. Check it out.
I have heard several reports that the 12″ Speeder bike is now at $12.44 at Target. I can’t confirm myself cause I never saw 1 in the store but alot of mail saying that is the truth. If so people get them NOW what a steal that is….If anyone can find any extras PLEASE let me know as I will buy from you and I’ll throw something extra in also. Email here at Sidster if you can help.
Target.com has the Tatooine Skiff w/Luke online right now for $19.99. Still need it? Then click away and get it.
In stock now is the rare Retooled Darth Vader 4-Pack (Item #69621.4, $99.99). For the complete story on this unique item, plus other great deals, head on over to:Entertainment Earth.
Just got back from TRU and they had some insane sales on stuff not on sale yet, and some cheaper than they’ve been. Here’s a list off the top of my head…
F/F and Classic CT figs 1.97
Ep1 figs 1.97
Luke’s T-16 and A-Wing 4.97
Trade Fed droid fighters 4.97
F/X figs 2.97
Deluxe Classic figs 1.97
Princess Leia collection 2.97
Millenium Coin figs 3.90
Gunner stations 1.97
Ep1 Gungan catapult and Flash cannon 1.97
Classic Epic Force 1.97
Classic cinema scenes 6.90
Ep1 accessory packs .50
Ep1 elec 12″ dolls 4.97
Some definite steals to be made there. I even found some army builders like Royal Guards and Destroyer Droids. Hey I got 9 things for a big grand total of 18.65 not too shabby.
The guys over at CollectStarWars have some awesome pics of the Marmit Fett. Pics were taken at the Toyko Super Festival, and boy I must say he looks insane. They list availability as Nov but I have heard that is now pushed to Dec. Here’s a direct link to the pics of Fett.
Got a couple of people writing in to ask me to add these 2 shops to the recent UK Star Wars stops. Again I’ve never dealt with them but Greg may have, Greg let us know what you think.
Here’s the links The ToyShop and also BothanCollectables.
I believe ToyShop might be the site that alot of people have scored Eopies from, someone correct me if I’m wrong. Check these places out ya never know what ya might find…
Wow I got some mail on this and it’s a 50/50 decision on what people thought of it. Some will argue and say it was great and well run, while others feel strongly the opposite. I myself did not attend nor have I at any in the past but, I do have some opinions on this. How you wonder? Well I still feel strongly some items should be offered via the site for those that can not attend. I have had many gripes with the FC in past and that is 1 of the many. It is called the Fan Club right? So does that mean fans that can not attend are not “true” fans…Also many people wrote saying how there was no cap on qty for any given item. Sorry for the supporters of this method but that’s kind of unfair. Shouldn’t all the “fans” have a chance at some of the figs and etc there, and not just the lucky 1’s. To me 4-5 of a fig is ok but a full box, nah sorry doesn’t sit right with me. I have been to the Hasbro employee store and THEY have a limit on some product. As for the people writing in saying that the scalpers weren’t that bad of a deal…I find that too hard to believe. They scoop up any new product on shelves at full price nevermind sale. Some say that it’s just the whiney collectors that have bad to say, could be true (there are whiney people out there), but when we make out what we feel is good, then we can say that. Hopefully any problems will be taken care for next sale and hopefully the FC will listen to the “fans” and put some of the steals on-line. Yak reader Marilyn G sent us a link to her site with some pics of the sale. Here’s the link for ya
Hey guys here’s another look at the official press release for the Ultarama Display unit. As I mentioned last week these things rock and have endless possibilities for some awesome mini dioramas. Now to show some lucky collectors out there how much they rock, Yak and Ultarama will be giving away some of these very soon. Just keep checking back for info on when we’ll start the contest. In the mean time visit them atUltarama and even if you aren’t 1 of the lucky 1’s, they are still worth the $.
For those of you searching for the hard to find later Action Fleet vehicles, Gold 4 is selling a few on eBay:
item #469230919 – Virago
item #469207276 – TIE Defender
item #469226606 – E-Wing
All start at a good price with no reserve.
Since I’ve already mentioned TIE Defenders, take a look at our current featured eBay auction at the left – it’s a 3 3/4″ figure scale electronic TIE Defender! Even if you’re not serious about buying it, it’s well worth a look just to see it.
A friend of mine is taking pre-orders for the Marmit Boba Fett figure, currently scheduled for a late November release in Japan. Here’s the info he sent me:
Get your MARMIT 12″ Boba Fett at Dark Jedi Master Collectibles (email@example.com). Only $135 each shipped in the US! Non-US orders welcome for additional postage! Case orders also welcome – we sell in quantity!
For more infoor to order, contact them at the above e-mail address.
Guys our own leader here at Yak, Mark, got into a lil accident yesterday. I was wondering if we could take just a second to wish him a speedy recovery and full health back, soon as possible. Without Mark, Yak wouldn’t be here at all. Get some rest and get better quick man. We’re praying for ya.
Guys I was just surfing around today and found a site out in the UK with some new and some pretty rare items too. They’re called Essential Collectables. I’ve never dealt with them at all but figured I’d mention for those needing some of this stuff. All seem to be in stock too. Some stuff I spotted was…
R2-D2 w/ holo Leia
Swimming Jar Jar
all new POTJ including the new Qui-Gon Jedi Master
Eopie w/ Qui-Gon
Jabba w/ announcer
Saw these older toughies too..
R2-D2 w/ attachments Imperial slide F/F
Boba Fett F/F
Like I said never dealt with them so buyer beware. Some tend to be a little higher $ wise also but, I know alot of people are still looking for some of this and some still seem cheaper than Ebay.
If you wanna give them a look here’s a link
UPDATE:Yak reader TB2 from the UK also wanted to mention another UK site he recommends highly. It’s Kool Collectables which I have heard of in past but again never dealt with myself. TB2 had this to say about them…
“Primarily based in the city of York, Kool Collectables have not let me down when I have ordered from them.” “I have found their mail order service speedy and efficient. They are nice people to talk to as well!”
So add another to the list of UK shops for your Star Wars needs here’s a link Kool Collectables.
Update: I just wanted to add that I (Greg) have dealt twice with Essential Collectables and had no problems whatsoever. I have also visited the Kool Collectables store and bought a few things there and again, friendly people, cool stuff.
Here’s a report from Yak reader Mike Mitzel about his experience at the sale.
“It was a joke. Let me start off by saying that I’m 26 and not a kid thats mad because I didnt get this or that. I got there at 5:45am and was about the 50th person in line. Far behind all the local scalpers and every friend they could drag along with them. While standing in line outside, one of the employees came driving thru the crowd and ran over the foot of a guy in line. As far as I could tell they let about 150 people in for starters. It was a mad house scalpers with 2-3 boxes full. One guy had at least a dozen Mara Jade figs in a box sitting on the floor behind him, not realizing it was somebody’s box (due to the fact that it was filled with the same figure) I reached in and the guy grabbed me like I was touching his wife. I understand it’s a cool fig, but hey why not share. After my mother called the guy a few names we went about our shopping. The people were like mad dogs, it reminded me of the first days of the Cabbage Patch dolls. Boxes of EP1 figures were 4 dollars, Flash Backs were 3 along with FF. Lego Sith Infiltrator, Snow Speeder, Land Speeder, Droid Fighter, and Speeder Bikes were 4 bucks. I found a Yoda Flash Back and a Wuher both MOMC, or at least it was until I checked out and they were thrown in a box by a temporary employee that had no clue. Most of the stuff I found was in good condition, except for the Chancellor and Guard 12 inch two pack which were in sad shape. I did get a copy of EP1 signed by Brooks for 10 dollars. Sorry no R2-D2 w/ Leia.
Sounds like Mike had a so so day, I guess it’s expected scalpers would be there with bells on though Mike. Sorry to hear of your problems but all in all sounds like some cool deals were to be had. If anyone else out there would like to send their experiences and steals, send me a mail here atSidster.
Hey all I’m sure we have all heard by now that the Fan Club had their warehouse sale again today. Some pics and mention of some items that were available are at CollectStarWars. If any of our Yak readers attended I’d love to hear what was there and what you scored. I wish they’d do some type of online sale like this for us poor unfortunate souls that can’t make it there. If anyone at all scored 1 of the 1st run CT R2-D2’S w/ holo Leia that were shipped to the FC, please email here. I will take any card condition at all.
I noticed this set for sale on eBay and thought I’d post for the eager people out there. This set as we know is exclusive to the Fan Club, which has not even started taking orders for yet. I thought I’d mention for anyone curious and willing to pay more to get it early. I’ll say it now before the mail floods in, I have no affiliation with the seller nor have I dealt with them ever. As Greg mentioned in a post a week or 2 back, these pieces go for much more than what retail or FC (in this case) charge. Buyer beware, but if you have to have it now here’s your chance. Also stated by Greg this is not really in that “scalping” area, cause it is not available to the mass market yet. Cool set, cool enough to spend your hard earned $ on….that’s up to you. The item # for those interested is #467185611.
For readers over in the UK, here’s some news courtesy of Ian Foster:
“Asda here have another toy sale on a nd have a whole slew of 12″ figs. They’re the Luke & Dionoga wave [Ponda Baba, Obi-Wan and Luke Stormtrooper/Dianoga], plus Sandtroopers & Snowtroopers!! They’re £9.99 ea. And they also had a Milton Bradley game. Not sure what it’s called, Gungan battle or something. It’s basically a board game that comes with a bunch of small plastic figures and a gungan catapult. Also £9.99”.
Ian also forwarded this notice he received from Amazon.co.uk:
As someone who has bought “Star Wars” books, music or videos, we thought you might like to know that the “Star Wars Trilogy” is being re-released on VHS for a limited period only in two box sets on 20
November and is now available for pre-order at Amazon.co.uk:
Standard version – http://www.amazon.co.uk/trilogystandard
Widescreen version – http://www.amazon.co.uk/trilogywide
You can pre-order both these box sets from Amazon.co.uk at a greatly
reduced price: we have 8.00 GBP off the widescreen set and 7.00 GBP
off the standard version.
As well as the digitally remastered THX “Special Edition” versions of the original trilogy, these video box sets feature an exclusive
ten-minute preview of the next entry in the saga, Episode II, which is due for theatrical release in summer 2002.
You can find more “Star Wars” videos, soundtracks, books and video
games in this special “Star Wars” feature, as well as reading
exclusive interviews with cast and crew members:
Anyone looking for an awesome way to display your loose figs and make some cool dioramas need to get some of these. Got 2 sets today and man I gotta say they are kick… These aren’t some flimsy run of the mill deals either, great durability and many many options of use here. They can be stacked, put back to back, in a semi circle, whatever, honestly they’re worth the $. They come with 4 8×10 background pics if you’d like for a little more $$ the pics given are Star Wars themes too. You can also go with just the shelves themselves and add any 8×10 size background you want for a little less. You also get a ton of pegs to put in preset peg holes which seem endless. Greg posted a few days back on these and posted the site addy, here it is again check them out at Ultarama . I promise you won’t be dissappointed if you do decide to go with them tell’em Yakface sent ya.
Want to fill in those missing spots without bidding on EBAY. I went through Kbkids.com, Etoys.com and Amazon.com and found all the 12″ Figures that are available and put them down with the best prices for each. Here is the link to see what is avaiable. KBKids has marked the 12″ Battle Droid down to $5.00.
I guess it looks like this elusive (til now) piece seems to be hitting all parts of the country. As reported by my man CHris at CollectStarWarsthese have hit MA are and all East coast. I have had reports from NH, MA, NJ, MD, GA, FLA so get out there and grab’em while ya can. This is a great piece especially for the price point, still not as cool as speederbike but not far behind. I should mention 1 thing though some readers have found this piece on top shelves, bottom shelves, and in other areas of the Toy dept. So look around before leaving. Walmart looks to be coming through on this 1.
Here is an article online from the Cincinnati Post about the closing of the doors at the one-time Kenner Headquarters. I wish the people that will be without a job at year’s end the best of luck.
Mark I add my best to all losing their jobs been there done that gotta say it isn’t fun. Good luck to all of you.
StarWarsFan.org posted some news regarding Hasbro’s plans for Episode 2 toys that is in the latest issue of ToyFare.
Hasbro was asked how the Episode 2 line will be handled differently from the Episode I toy line.
“Expect a far more conservative number of Episode II figures, primarily because of the mountain of leftover Episode I stuff that prevented the release of new Star Wars merchandise. Expect the Episode II roll-out to begin with at least one “sneak peek” figure…Look for the sneak-peek figure by late Summer or early Fall 2001, about 10 months before we’re graced with the presence if Episode II.”
Hasbro said it would close its offices in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Napa and San Francisco, Calif., to reduce fixed overhead costs.
See the full story here.
Kevin in Cincinnati wrote in with the following:
The Hasbro division that is based out of Cincinnati (the old Kenner company) is closing. This was just on a major Cincinnati news radio station (700 WLW). This is big because Kenner (as you already know) is where all the Star Wars 3.5″ products (along with G.I. Joe, Starting Lineup, etc.) are developed.
Kevin said there was no mention where they are moving to just that hundreds of jobs will be lost.
It’s sad to hear and the end of an era, really. My best wishes to those who are out of a job, I’ve been there.
I’m sure there’ll be more on this, but my guess is that Hasbro is doing some, what they might call “long overdue, post-acquisition corporate consolidation” otherwise known as belt tightening. Stay tuned.
Etoys just received them. Here is the link. The price is $24.99
Update** He is now sold out. Thanks to Tom for the update.
If you are looking for a case to protect your SW 2 packs this news may e of help. Thanks to Rob for the news.
“I just noticed that the clear cases for standard Starting Lineup figures are the perfect size for 2-packs like Masters of the Dark Side and Final Lightsaber Duel.”
Just to chime in Brain they work great on deluxe figs too, I have used them for some in past.
Reports are coming in that KB’s around the US have EP1 figs down to 1.99 and the classic ones are still 3.99. Thanks to everyone who wrote in about it.
Entertainment Earth is proud to bring you another former exclusive item – at a price you’ve probably never seen before! We now have Kabe and Muftak (Item #84071), previously exclusive to starwars.hasbro.com and the Star Wars Fan Club, at just $10.99 plus shipping. These classic Star Wars action figures from the Mos Eisley Cantina are only available in this set. Order yours today at Entertainment Earth.
I was just taking a look at John’s Toys and saw all this stuff in stock now.
Marmit Tie Fighter Pilot
R2 w/ holo Leia
Mailway F/F slide viewer
Ammo Wagon w/ Falumpaset
I also spotted some oldies but goodies.
Vader on Red card
Luke Imperial Guard Shadows card
John’s also has an incredible book called Star Heroes from Germany. I own this book and it really is awesome for reference from vintage to Ep1. Great info, tons of pics, and perfect for variation hunters.
This book rocks and I truly recommend it, it has figs and etc all the way up to Soft Good wave. Definite must have for us Star Wars collectors.
UPDATE:Opps forgot to add John’s also has a bunch of masks and Halloween goodies so take a look.
NiubNiub’s Universe has made an interesting VR of the new Mas Amedda figure showing full 360 degrees and articulation. It reminds me of what used to be on the old Hasbro site. It’s cool so go check it out.
There is a store called Factory-2-U out west that are
carrying this entertainmentearth/fanclub exclusive for $20!! You can call 1-877-44-FACTO to find out where their 200+ stores are located. If anyone can pick one up please e-mail Mark since he is looking for one for a friend. Thanks.
TheJawa.com have posted some cool boxed shots of the upcoming POTJ Fan Club exclusive Carbon Freeze Chamber playset with exclusive Bespin Guard figure! Check them out!!
Here’s a great-looking new product for collectors of loose figures from not only Star Wars, but other lines too. On October 16th, the new Ultarama display stand will be released. These were previewed a few months back, but for those who never saw them, they are stackable, expandable plastic stands with backdrops for posing figures. You can read the press release for their release here and check out their website @ Ultarama.com!
Well, not quite, but check out this interesting info from Dan:
“I just moved some of my 3 3/4″ figs and just found out their lightsabers (at least on the POTJ figs) are black light sensitive, so when you turn on a black light behind them they look like they are really lit up. It’s pretty neat; I recommend you give it a whirl if you have a black light laying around and you’re bored.”
Here are more deals over at KBkids.com….
Star Wars Trivial Pursuit $17.50
TC-14 12″ Electronic Exclusive $15.00
There are many other deals including T-Shirts for 75 cents. Best way to find an item is to search on “wars”
Looks like this thing may finally start showing up everywhere. Reports from all over are coming in, here are some new 1’s for all wanting this pretty elusive piece.
2 reports from Georgia 1 being found in Woodstock, Ga
1 report from S.E. Michigan and
1 from Indiana, Pennsylvania
Thanks to all reporting keep them coming so we can help those states not reported yet. Also want to thank all reporting for the awesome words about the site, we’ll keep trying to improve it for you all.
UPDATE:Here’s some more reports that came in.
Clearfield and State College, PA
Grand Rapids, MI
UPDATE 2:Yes even more from Pa and even Fla now so looks like all of the East should see these soon.
UPDATE 3:West Virginia, Chicago Il, and Harrisburg Pa are more to add.
Just talked with a pretty reliable source and I was told we should see new figs start trickling into US soon, very soon. The 1’s he mentioned were the new Qui-Gon, Jek, Gungan Soldier, and Nass. Sounds good seeing I already need a new figure fix (lol). I am just wondering how tough these will be considering the 1st waves are now just starting to sit on some shelves. As more info on a more specific time is given to me I will let all the Yak readers know. But he stressed as it looked now, it wasn’t far at all…..Keep you posted.
Well finally have a report of the Walmart 12″ Maul on Speeder showing up on East coast. Bob Martinazzi of MD wrote in with this to say.
“Just found the Wal-mart 12″Maul/Speeder at a Wal-mart in Laurel, Maryland. First time I’ve seen it in this area. Most of my friends also in the area as of yet to find it also. So its finally showing up! By the way, they have tons of POTJ Collection 1 – can we say overkill once again!”
So hopefully this is a sign of things to come here on the East side. Remember when the East is in the house “Oh my God” (just an old Hip-Hop refrence lol). I’d say it might not hurt to check out that Walmart on the way home from grocery shopping. Anymore finds please mail me here atSidster .
UPDATE:Got another report from Yak reader Bill in Glen Burnie, MD finding a 12″ Maul on Speeder. Looks like if you’re in MD better start looking out. Bill also had this to say about 12″ Speederbikes he found.
“Also, for anyone interested in the 12″ Target Exclusive Speeder Bike, a Target store in Laurel Maryland has about 20 of them on sale for $39.95 from the original price of $49.95. I guess the price was too high for everyone. I’ll be going back for the new sale price and getting $10.00 back from my original purchase.”
So MD looks like a good place to be right now for 12″ exc. stuff.
Well check out the Lucasarts home page for more news and updates along with new screenshots for thier upcoming games for the consoles and the PC. On a sad side of it, Obi-Wan will NOT be coming out this year as originally planned.
KB will have a SW based promotion this Halloween. Thanks to Jane for the following news.
“The micro machines KB have received is for Halloween. They are to be given out to the kiddies!! There are 24 ships in a box. With 2 complete sets of ships. There are only nine different ships in a box:
X-Wing, Y-Wing, Tie Fighter, Tie Bomber, AT-AT, Slave I, Mill. Falcon,
Star Destroyer, and Luke’s Landspeeder.”
The guys over at collectstarwars have had a new reporter, and personal friend of mine, join their staff. So I just want to welcome my man CHris Rinaldi, into the online Star Wars world. CHris is a great guy and should be a BIG help with the collector world. I know CHris from the Star Wars Collector Union and have hung out with him a few times. Stop by and check Mike, CHris, and the rest of the crew there. Good luck man.
Here’s a little update to the info posted on Yavin4.com on the 12″ Kaadu and Tarpals set. As I had let people know then this is another Target exclusive, sorry guys. But I hear we should see this set right in time for our X-Mas lists (Santa you hear that). So this might turn out to be a real tough find at 1st with demand and the timing of the year, Oh Boy here we go….Early hearsay on price will set it at 49.99, but keep in mind this is still early hearsay. As I hear more I will let all know about this cool set.
Just wanted to clarify for some of the curious out there. I have got some emails asking about some of the POTJ we posted last night, so thought I’d post for everyone wondering. The 100th edition Luke shown is an early sample and so far the head sculpt will be different then you see there. I have got to see the new sculpt and has mentioned last week it is the best likeness of Mark Hamill yet. The Luke w/ CD is also just a sample and will contain the previuosly shown Bespin Luke. So no need to sweat it and think “Oh no another Luke Tatooine” (lol). From what I hear we will see the Mega Destroyer Droid shipping soon, could be hitting parts of the country as soon as next week, we’ll see. Hope this helps those wondering on some of that stuff. Hasbro does seem to be getting better and better w/ some of the recent pics we’ve seen around.
As an update to the recent post which mentioned blue-chested 12″ Snowtroopers turning up again, Patrick McKinny writes:
“I picked up four Blue plated 12″ snowtroopers about two months ago at KB Toyworks in N. Ga.”
So, according to this report, these have been around again…although I’d like to see more than one report before I could say for sure.
There’s a nicely done 12″ custom Lando General figure over on eBay – item number 460874975. Check it out, very cool!
~J~ sent in this photo from Ryan and Joanne’s recent wedding – check out the lightsabers! 🙂 May the Force be with you, Ryan and Joanne, and thanks go to ~J~ for scanning the photo for us!
Entertainmentearth.com just received a new shipment of Scout Trooper
Helmets (Item #DP82024, $54.99). Check out this and all of their Halloween masks, helmets and costumes in their Halloween Shop atEntertainment Earth.
Check out the cool pair of custom Tonnika Sisters on eBay – the item number is in our auction box space at the left.
A quick reminder that JediJimmie is selling off his collection on eBay and part two has just over one day left – item number 457439262. Check it out!!
Toyman2000 writes an update to his previous note: “the items i got in today was single carded star wars micro machines:at-at,snowspeeder,y-wing,land speeder,x-wing and a few others,i scaned the items and they came up at .01 cent,as soon as i know what is up i will let you guys know.”
Looks like the hard to find single packs that showed up at a few deep discounters over the summer have surfaced yet again. Packaging junkies, keep your eyes peeled!
Update: It seems that different stores are getting different Micro Machine vehicles. I (Greg) received three reports from people who saw the cases, and here are the vehicles they mentioned:
Steven Robertson saw Vader’s TIE, Luke’s Landspeeder and the Imperial Shuttle, plus two others.
Joe saw X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Millenium Falcon, Star Destroyer and “either the AT-AT or AT-ST”.
SpaceGhost2K saw the Falcon, X-Wing, AT-AT, TIE Fighter and “others”.
If you have any to add to the list, let us know!
Looks like a chance to score some more original Jawa Force art and help a good cause at the same time. Dave Myatt from Lorta Phanble Studios wrote in with this.
Dave here at Lorta Phanble Studios ( www.lortaphanble.com ).
Jawa Force artist Allan Whincup and his wife are having a baby in the next week or so, and to help with the costs of a new born, Lorta Phanble Studios have put all remaining original art pages of Jawa Force issue 3 on Ebay. It’s all for a good cause, so we are hoping that Star Wars fans take a look.
Dave also noted it would be much easier to search the words “Jawa Force art” as there are far too many pages to list all the auction numbers.
ADC has started a new petition for a new POTJ Imperial Shuttle. It is our hope to help Hasbro see there is still a great demand for vintage vehicles like the shuttle craft to be made. We realize more than likely this ship will eventually be made (sic) but it is our hope that we can show Hasbro that the demand is great enough that it does not need to be an exclusive. We would like to send Hasbro a petition with 5,000 names on it showing how much people want this item. If your readers would like to add their name to the petition all they have to do is email us with their real name (Please no nicknames or screen names) toImperialShuttlePetition@AmericanDreamComics.com.
Also ADC is giveing away a free E1 Swimming Jar Jar figure and a G.I. Joe 200 Locust Helicopter in their October Forum give-away. This will be running along with their special Halloween give-away for a free R2-D2 w/Holo Leia.
Toyman2000 writes: “It looks like kb toys is going to have some sort of star wars promotion comming soon.on my truck im getting today we have some sort of star wars item marked at 0.00,and that tells me its a promo give away.we are getting 24 of these items in so as soon as i know what they are and what the promo is I will give you guys the heads up!!”
This is the first I’ve heard of any kind of promo item, so don’t get excited – chances are it’s some kind of mistake or something and not anything new or significant. But I could be wrong I suppose…when we do find out what it is, we’ll update and let you know.
There is a carded Porkins up for sale already on eBay – item #460446392. Please note that I am only mentioning this for those who want to see the photos and those who are seriously interested (these advance carded figures ALWAYS sell for much higher than retail price). There is no pressure to bid or anything! Every time we post something like this I get mail from concerned collectors thinking we are promoting scalping. Since this is not out yet, it’s not a retail item so the general scalper rule (taking a retail item off a shelf and reselling) doesn’t really apply anyway…
Marilyn G writes: “With the Blue Snowtroopers showing up again at clearance prices at KB, I decided to put up a page with comparison scans of the Regular and the Blue 12” Action Collection Snowtrooper. Most pics have previously only shown the front blue chestplate/belt and yellow stripe on the boots differences, but there is also a slight difference on the BACK of the belt. Check out the pics on my Toyforce page if you’re interested in this.”
I have to admit, this is the first I’ve heard of the blue Snowtroopers showing up again. But if anyone reading this has found one of these lately, let me know and I’ll update this post. In the meantime, I didn’t realize there was a variation on the back of the figure, so check out the scans!
Dolls Kollekt have the Ammo Wagon with Falumpaset set i stock now – head over to order.
Well if you are stuck on this question why don’t you stop into the eToys Halloween Shop and see if you can find anything there.
Here are some finds I came across while doing different search’s. I hope this will help some collector’s out.
12″ Barquin D’an $19.99
R2-A6 6″ $9.99
The all new IG-88!!! Here is an excellent image. Front, back and with the bandolier, yes it is removable. The Head now has two points of articulation, just below the eyes and the neck. The chest is now articulated instead of the waist. The rest is the same. Very nice paint job as well.
Select image number 13 can now be sen at the official Star Wars site. Head on over and check it out.
The Wizards of the coast company is not only going to be offering the game with the Rorworr figure, but they will also be offering up some new minatures. Check out the complete list. They have multiple boxed sets. For those that are unaware of what these games are like, they are like the Magic roleplaying game (think Dungeons and Dragons). The minature will be used in the same instance as D&D.
Well guys this thing sports for 1 a new and very good likeness of Mr. Skywalker himself. Also he is loaded to the max with accessories
from his Tatooine outfit to his X-Wing outfit and everything in between. Luke comes with all his necessary Tatooine garb e.g. belt, blaster, buffalo rifle, poncho (not same as the 1 in 3 pack it’s a little more like the new 1 that comes with Qui-Gon), binoculars, floppy hat, etc. He also has his X-wing outfit as mentioned, clothes, boots, helmet, etc. Then all the other goodies included range from his lightsaber of course to his blastshield helmet and ball, stormtooper belt and commlink, and a few more. So in essence we have had all these things as pack-ins in other 12″ minus a few new 1’s- like the new poncho, buffalo rifle, floppy hat. Though this info is early this is what has been seen thus far. Nice set, $60 dollars nice, well you guys can decide that.
If you’ve been following the saga of the Episode Two storyboards that appeared online recently, or even if you never saw those, you may want to check out Yavin4 who have posted parodies based on them. Well worth a look!
FBTB is excited to show off the latest from a master minifig sculptor – his rendition of tiny Bith heads has to be seen to be believed. And while you’re there, vote in the new poll!
D&S Toys has the hard to find Galoob Action Fleet Trade Federation Tank and Trade Federation Droid Control Ship in stock for $14.50 each. They also have the Action Fleet Royal Starship and Sith Infiltrator for $13.50 each. Make sure you stop by if you need these!
This for all that mailed me (and anyone else interested) asking if I knew what the sku # was for the 12″ Maul on Speeder. Here goes sku # 0 76930 26294 8. I have a friend that has been using it and the store can tell you if it’s in stock or how many coming. Now here is another you might definetly want to try…..
Though I’m not sure if they can check by sku I’ll post it anyway.
Target 12″ Kaadu with Capt. Tarpals sku # 0 76930 26201 6. I know target checks by dcpi#’s but they may be able to check by sku hey it’s worth a shot.
UPDATE: The #’s given were taken from the bar code on the product.
Some call them sku’s others upc’s. In any case the # listed for the Maul on Speeder does work as a friend has been using it for the past 2 weeks. Most stores are able to look up items with these kinds of #’s I know from personal experience. Hope they help.
Here are some nice images of the Rorworr carded, both front and back, you can bid on this item now it is #459256921.Head over to EBAY and check it out. A special thanks to P for the news and the images.
Need a few to complete that collection of yours? You may want to check out a local Big-Lots if you have one in your area. strwrsfryk sent a note saying that these have been seen there for $3.99, some of the ones seen include Darth Vader, Luke X-wing, Royal Guard, TIE Pilot, Boba Fett, R2-D2. Keep you eye out and good luck.
Thanks to Christopher for the following news.
“I stopped by the Wizards of the Coast store in my local shopping mall and they told me that the release date for the new SW RPG with Wookie figure is November 13th.”
The highly anticipated 300th SW Figure – Boba Fett (Item #84566, $11.99) is available for preorder at Entertainment Earth.
This is now on sale at KBKIDS.COM for the low low price of $3.25, click here to get it.
Digital Toys has Watto’s Box sets listed on their site for $28.00, and they say they have it in stock. (They also list Lott Dodd and a bunch of buddies that were never made, but it’s still worth a look.) They also list the popular Applause diorama of Luke in the Bacta Tank for $75.
The Hourstor is an online store that has the Eopie w Qui Gon Jinn in Stock for $45. However, it is based in Singapore and I do not know anyone who has bought from here. So I don’t know how much shipping or anything would cost. Thanks to Wai Kim for the news.
Etoys has Watto’s Box in stock now for $19.99
UPDATE! Watto’s Box is sold out. Thanks to all that let me know.
Other buys include Masterpiece Edition C3PO with book for $60.00
UPDATE:Watto’s Box is now out of stock.
I have had some people wanting to know if any state on the East Coast has got the 12″ Darth Maul on Speeder from Walmart. Numerous mails asking from Ma. down to Ga. So if you leave on the East Coast and have bought 1 from Walmart gimmie me a holler.
Well got some info to share on this highly anticipated piece. First off, the Carbon Block has had some changes from the pics we’ve all seen time and time again everywhere. Major change was the black rubber to a new silver spandex material. I have heard a few reasons why this could have happened and all seem likely. One factor is that alot of children are allergic to latex rubber, which is true, another was the rubber really didn’t mold the figures well and that is true also. I can testify to that from personal experience with the 1st version. I’m also hearing mechanics of the block are better which is a good thing. Also alot of people were wondering about the Bespin Guard’s “buff” look to him, reminiscent of the early POTF2 figures, but no need to worry he hasn’t been hitting the gym. So hopefully a little info can tie you over til the FanClub starts placing orders. I hear this could happen as early as this month sometime to early/middle of next. We’ll see….
Thejawa.com has some nice pics of the Gungan Warrior, Porkins and Boss Nass carded.
Choose from E1 Action Fleet Veh/Fig Asst. (Item #97188A, $64.99) – includes 2x Starship with Rick Olie, 1x TF Tank with Battle Droid, 2x Sith Infiltrator with Darth Maul, 1x TF Droid Control Ship with Neimoidian Commander.
Action Fleet Vehicles (Wave 1) (Item #79041A, $84.99) – includes 1x Naboo Starfighter, 1x Trade Federation MTT, 3x Sebulba’s Podracer, 1x Republic Cruiser. Only at Entertainment Earth.
From Ben Stevens, organizer of the Sci-Fi Expo:
Now through October 15th, customers can get their general
admission tickets for free* for the next Plano Sci-Fi Expo in Plano, Tx.
The nitty-gritty, 1) customers must purchase their tickets from our
website by taking the PayPal link off of the Plano Show web-page. 2)
Our $6.00 General Admission tickets will be discounted to $5.00 (though 10/15), and new Paypal customers get a $5.00 credit for registering! Thats like getting a General Admission ticket for FREE!
This is a great opportunity for all of your website readers, collectors, and friends to gather on Halloween weekend for some Star Wars fun! And dont forget, 200+ tables loaded with collectibles, a movie room where we will be showing some great fan-made SW films…
And… also attending: Dave “Darth Vader” Prowse, Chris “4-Lom” Parson, and Bruce “General Rieeken” Boa will be there! (This is Chris and Bruce’s first US appearance!)
JediJimmie, who previously ran collecting websites on the now defunct nerf-herder.com and more recently on jedinet, has been forced to sell his collection. It’s over on eBay, item #452389252 – ends in less than one day.
UPDATE: He got another auction of the rest of his collection here.
Hasbro has just updated the Star Wars 12inch Legacy Asst.2 (Item #32406A, $119.99) with an all new case breakdown. This assortment is scheduled to include 2x Oola with Salacious Crumb, 2x Stormtrooper, 2x Lando as Skiff Guard (Subject to Change.) Of course, it will not be shipping until next year, so more changes are possible.
The figures in Star Wars 12inch Legacy Asst.1 (Item #26470A, $119.99) have not changed. This assortment, scheduled to arrive in November, will include 2x IG-88, 2x Bossk, 2x 4-LOM. (Subject to Change.) Pre-Order both today at Entertainment Earth.
Planetactionfigure.com has in stock Coruscant Guard, Mas Amedda, Security Battle Droid, Chewbacca Dejarik Challenge, Tuskin Raider, Darth Maul Final Duel and Obi Wan Kenobi Jedi…$8.99 each. Mega Action Darth Maul, $11.99, Mega Action Kenobi $11.99, Now taking Presell Orders for Plo Koon, IG-88, Sebulba, Fode and Bede, Colonel Calamari, K-3PO, Biker Scout, Han Solo Bespin Capture and Battle Droid w/Boomer Damage Plus lots of other goodies!
My friend Joe is selling his collection on eBay – item #455887679. First bid wins, he says. Check it out!
Thejawa.com is holding a giveaway for a Marmit Boba Fett that ends on Oct 31.
For those of you that have Cable Televison and have access to QVC, the annual Star Wars show is on tonight at 10:00 PM EST. Check your local listings for the channel number. Philip from rebelscum.com has noted that Steve Sansweet is NOT hosting tonights show.
Thanks to Darth Scooby for the news. It is not known if every K-mart is doing this. However, it might be worth it to go to your local K-mart and find out.
SW Items Clearance Prices:
Maul vs. Obi 2 pack $ 2
Commtech Han, Luke, Greedo, Jawa $ 1
Theed Generator Play Set $ 5
Gungan Catapult $ .10 (no that aint a typo, they all scanned .10)
Flash Cannon $ 2
Battle Bags $ .50
Accessory Sets $ 1
Deluxe Obi, Qui, Maul $ 2
Battle Droid Invasion Car $ 3
But wait it gets better, they were taking 50% off all clearance.
Starshow have POTJ collection one figures (all four) in stock for $8.99 each for anyone who can’t find them. I should point out though that these have been showing up a lot recently at retail and I wouldn’t pay any more than retail for them unless you live in an area that is particularly bad for getting in new stuff.
On a side note, a while ago we mentioned ToyBliss.com who had Motti, Leia etc in stock. We had never mentioned them before and asked for some feedback from people who bought from them. All the feedback I got was very positive, well packaged, mint cards etc. So, they seem a reputable source to buy from in future. Thanks to all who wrote in.
It’s Bonus time again. Buy some REAL Action Stands and get bonus stands free. Here’s how it works, place your order for 1 to 4 sets (each set contains 5 stands) and receive 1 additional set free; order from 5 to 9 sets, and get 2 sets free; 10 to 19 sets, get 3 sets free; 20 or more sets, get 4 sets free. Act fast, supplies are limited and the bonus program will end soon and without notice. Order online at www.realstands.com or call tool free 1-888-618-REAL (7325).
The REAL Action Stand ™ is the official figure stand of The Star Wars Fan Club. They’re high quality clear polycarbonate display stands designed specifically for Hasbro’s current line of 3-3/4 inch Star Wars action figures, including POTF2, SOTE, EU, E1, and they also work great with the new Power of the Jedi figures as well. We’ve also been told by our customers that they work with vintage Indiana Jones figures, `80s Lone
Ranger, and Zorro figures as well.