Han's Hideout Newspost Archive for 2008

Before the new year gets here, why not take a stroll down memory lane? Click on the links below to check out the Han's Hideout Newspost Archives for 2008!
- July 2008
- August 2008
- September 2008
- October 2008
- November 2008
- December 2008

Clone Wars Returns with Count Dooku!

StarWars.com has posted a feature on "Dooku Captured", this week's new episode of The Clone Wars. The episode finds Anakin and Obi-Wan attempting to capture Dooku, only to discover the Sith Lord has already been kidnapped by intergalactic pirates.

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week

Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is Star Wars: Legacy #31 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait to read it? Then check out Dark Horse's site for a preview to tide you over!

New Images of Upcoming Galactic Hero Cinema Scenes

Entertainment Earth has updated their site with new loose pictures of two Galactic Heroes Cinema Scenes that were previewed at SDCC'08. The Assault on the Death Star #2 set contains an X-Wing repaint and three new figures. The Snowspeeder on Hoth set contains a new Snowspeeder and three new figures.

Hasbro's Indy Line Hits the Discount Chains

If you are looking to fill in some holes in your Indy collection or perhaps build some armies, we've got a tip for you. The Hasbro Indiana Jones line has been popping up at TJ Maxx and Marshall's discount stores across the country for around 50% off the regular price. Finds include the Last Crusade wave of Basic Figures and Adventure Hereos, as well as scattered reports of Temple of Doom toys too!

New Gentle Giant Items at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment Earth has updated their website with photos of two new Star Wars items from Gentle Giant - the Garindan Mini-Bust and the life-size Captain Rex Monument. Both pieces are expected to ship next June.

Diamond Select Quarter Scale Darth Maul Update

StarWars.com has posted a new feature on the Quarter Scale Darth Maul figure from Diamond Select Toys. Click on over for a nice summary of Maul's features and a few new pics of the figure. The Quarter Scale Darth Maul figure sells for around $80 and is available at select Toys R Us and comic book stores now.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all our readers and good luck to all you brave souls planning on shopping tomorrow to look for clearance deals! Word on the street is that Target will have their exclusive Star Wars Ultimate Battle Packs and Clone Wars Battle Packs at 15-30% off (varies by store)!

Fun Star Wars Activities to Pass the Time

Looking for something to do while you're home from work or school this weekend? For the adventurous, there's instructions for a Millennium Falcon Paper Craft project at the Official Star Wars blog. For the less adventurous, there are some Star Wars Holiday Coloring Pages at StarWars.com that you can print out and color with your friends!

Medicom Kubrick Boba Fett Collection Announced

Star Wars Kubrick Collectors rejoice! Medicom Toy has announced a brand new series - the Boba Fett Collection. Click on the thumbnails above to check out the Fetts! It sounds like these will be sold individually (not a box set), but there is no word yet on whether they will be sold in boxes or carded. The Fett Collection should ship in June 2009.

Medicom Kubrick Jango Fett and Boba Fett 2-Pack

Also officially confirmed by Medicom today is the Episode II Jango Fett & Boba Fett 2-Pack, which was originally previewed at the 2008 Medicom Toy Exhibition back in June. The set will be exclusive to the Medicom Collectors website and is scheduled to ship in May 2009.

Medicom Mini Vinyl Collectible Doll Line Announced

Yep, it's another Medicom item! The Mini Vinyl Collectible Doll Line, which was also previewed at the '08 Medicom Toy Exhibition, has been officially announced. Click on the thumbnails above to check out the first three figures in the new VCD subline - Darth Vader, Darth Maul, and Jango Fett. Look for all three to ship in April 2009.

Medicom Be@rbrick Watchmen 3-Packs

Who watches the Watchmen Be@rbricks? Medicom, that's who! Check out the new Watchmen Be@rbrick 3-Packs that were announced today. Set A includes The Comedian, Nite Owl, & Ozymandias and Set B includes Doctor Manhattan, Rorschach, & Silk Spectre. Click on the thumbnails above to check out the figures. Now let's hope they crank out some Watchmen Kubricks too!

More Medicom Movie Be@rbrick 2-Packs

The Medicom updates keep rolling with a pair of new Movie Be@rbrick 2-Packs. Click on the thumbnails above to check out the Terminator Salvation 2-Pack and the Wall-E 2-Pack. Both sets are scheduled to ship in April 2009.

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week

Arriving at your local comic shop this week is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #36 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait to read it? Well then check out Dark Horse's website for a preview to tide you over!

Drawing a Holiday Wampa

All you aspiring artists out there can head on over to StarWars.com for a lesson on how to draw a Holiday Wampa! Star Wars illustrator Nicole Falk explains how with an easy-to-follow step by step process.

On Sale at Toys R Us This Week

This week at Toys R Us, you'll find a variety of Star Wars items featured in their weekly circular. Today and tomorrow only, you'll find the exclusive STAP Attack and Hoth Patrol Battle Packs on sale for $15.99 (35% off). In addtion, you'll find a pair of the new 2009 LEGO sets, the Republic Attack Shuttle and the Hyena Droid Bomber, featured in the ad as well!

Another Holiday Video from StarWars.com

The Official Star Wars Website has posted another Holiday Greetings video. Click on over to see what happens when R2-D2 brings a special holiday gift to... a Wampa?

Hasbro Star Wars Q&A - Session 5

On December 12th, we sent our fifth batch of questions to Hasbro to take part in their Star Wars Question and Answer sessions. Today, we've got the answers to those three questions!

1. Thanks for the info on the 2009 Legacy basic figure plan. Now that we know to plan for 54 new Legacy figures in 2009, how about a ballpark for the Clone Wars basic figures planned for 2009? Still in the 36-40 figure (6-8 waves) range for 2009?

** Yes, we are still in the 40+ basic figure range for Clone Wars.

2. OK, the site is called "Han’s Hideout", so it should come as no surprise that we love to see new Han figures. One thing that we were pondering today is the apparent lack of Han Solo figures in the Comic Packs line. When are we going to get our hands on a sweet, sweet Marvel Star Wars # 15 Han Solo & Crimson Jack Comic Pack? Or how about a Marvel Star Wars # 28 Han Solo & 'Jabba the Hut' (you know, Marvel's non-slug looking Jabba) Comic Pack?

** Aside from Marvel # 3, with Han in Stormtrooper disguise, it's true that we haven't done any other Comic Pack Hans. One of the main reasons is that he seldom changes outfit, and that makes him much less interesting for that reason, as we try to come up with a new take on the core characters as one of the reasons for doing the pack. Luke, for example, has tremendous variety in the comics and that is why he tends to get more attention. The Marvel # 28 issue is something we have looked at and it's an interesting idea, but we just have not slotted that one into the lineup yet.

3. A few weeks ago, you sent out pictures of a pair of upcoming TRU exclusive Clone Wars vehicles with pack-in figures (Hailfire Droid and V-Wing). Any update on when these are scheduled to appear on the shelves?

** They are scheduled to appear on-shelf around April next year. It's possible they could be out in March but April should be the latest.

New Acme Star Wars Character Key - Jedi Mickey

Acme Archives has updated their CharacterKey.com website to announce the Jedi Mickey Character Key. Mickey has an edition size of 1000 pieces and is now available for order!

Another Toys R Us 2-Day Sale

Toys R Us is having another 2-Day Sale and once again (for at least the 5th time this Holiday season), you'll find the Star Wars Transformers Millennium Falcon set featured for $19.99, a savings of 50% off the regular price. In addition, the Star Wars Transformers Death Star set is on sale for $29.99, a savings of 40% off the regular price.

Sideshow 12" Admiral Piett Announced

Sideshow Collectibles has posted a brand new teaser image to announce their upcoming 12" Admiral Piett figure. Keep an eye on future issues of the Sideshow Newsletter for updates on the pre-ordering information soon!

Gus and Duncan's Comprehensive Guide to SW Collectibles

StarWars.com has posted a new interview with Gus Lopez and Duncan Jenkins, authors of the aptly named Gus and Duncan's Comprehensive Guide to Star Wars Collectibles. The book will have a limited print run and is only available online from Paizo.com.

Clone Wars Catch-Up On-Line Marathon Coming Soon

Starting December 22nd, all 10 episodes of the Clone Wars animated series that have aired so far will be available online at CartoonNetwork.com and the Official Star Wars Website. The marathon ends on Monday, January 5th, and new episodes return on Friday, January 2nd.

Star Wars Insider #106 Preview - Millennium Man

StarWars.com has posted a preview of an interview with Mark Boudreaux, designer of the new Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon. Click on over to check out the preview and look for the full interview in Star Wars Insider #106.

New Star Wars Titanium Series Pictures

Hasbro has passed along some new carded and loose images of a new wave of Star Wars Titanium Series 3" Vehicles. Click on the thumbnails below to check out the ships and watch for this wave to hit stores in February 2009.

ARC-170 Starfighter

Obi-Wan's Clone Wars Jedi Starfighter

Anakin's Jedi Starfighter & Hyperspace Ring

Gold Leader's Y-Wing

Neimoidian Shuttle

Ecliptic Evader TIE Fighter

Red Leader's X-Wing

Republic Attack Shuttle

The Twilight