TRU Exclusive Commander Ponds Hits Retail

The Toys R Us exclusive Clone Wars Commander Ponds figure has landed at Toys R Us stores across the country. Ponds will set you back $9.99 plus tax, unless you can wait until September 27th. That's when TRU will start their "FREE Commander Ponds with any Hasbro Star Wars purchase of $30 or more" promotion.

Han's Hideout Star Wars Fan's Choice Poll

Hasbro has asked the collecting community to help decide the next Fans' Choice figure. To participate in the Han's Hideout Star Wars Fan's Choice Poll, all you have to do is send us an e-mail with your top ten most wanted 3.75" Hasbro Star Wars figures. Please place "Hasbro Fan Choice 2009" in the subject line so that your e-mail gets through. E-mails will be accepted through 11:59pm CDT on Friday August 21st.

Clone Turbo Tank Arrives at Retail

In case you missed the news, the Clone Wars Clone Turbo Tank is now hitting Target and Toys R Us stores across the country. Most Target stores won't have space for them on the shelves until they complete the next planogram reset, but plenty of stores have them in the backroom if you like to use the DPCI trick (#087-06-0538).

The Mystery of the Missing Utai

Remember those pics of the Hasbro SDCC'09 booth set-up at SuperHeroHype last week? A number of folks have been buzzing over a 2nd Utai figure that can be seen in one of the pics. He was definitely at the show, but not in the final booth set-up. What happened to him? Cancelled variant? Makes you wonder where or if he'll turn up again...

New Mid-Size Starfighter Vehicles Hit Retail

The latest wave of Starfighter Vehicles has arrived at Target stores across the USA. The wave includes two new vehicles - Ahsoka's Delta-7b Starfighter and the Corporate Alliance Tank Droid. Remember that many stores are still charging just $19.99 for the vehicles, so be sure you shop around before you buy!

New Star Wars Disney Park Exclusives Announced has posted a preview of some new Disney Park Exclusives arriving this Fall. Click on over to check out a new Darth Vader Race Case for the Disney Racers line and a new series of Collector Pack Minis.

Star Wars Action News - Podcast # 205 Available

Star Wars Action News has posted their latest podcast episode entitled San Diego ComicCon 2009 Postmortem. In this episode, like the title says, the SWAN team looks back on the craziness that was SDCC'09.

Shipping From Dark Horse This Week

Arriving at your local comic shop this week is Star Wars: Legacy #38 from Dark Horse Comics. Can't wait to read it? Then check out Dark Horse's site for a preview to tide you over!

SDCC'09 Smiling Luke Skywalker Figure Up for Order

HasbroToyShop is now taking orders for the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Smiling Luke Skywalker figure! If you weren't able to pick one up at the con this year, now's your chance to add Smilin' Luke and his nifty yellow ladder to your collection!

Star Wars Soundboards Update - Cad Bane

The Official Star Wars Website has added twenty new Cad Bane quotes to their Star Wars Soundboards. Click on over and have some fun with the newest Clone Wars badass bounty hunter.

Save Some Cash with Clone Cash Coupons

While opening the new 2009 Clone Wars basic figures I bought at Target today, I discovered something nifty. My CW09 Commander Gree figure included a $5 Clone Cash certificate. The coupon is good for $5 off any Hasbro Star Wars toy purchase of $20 or more. Click on the thumbnail to check out the coupon and watch for it when opening your figures!

(And before you ask - no, I won't scan the other side and help folks commit fraud.)

The Clone Wars Season Two Preview Trailer

Fresh from San Diego Comic-Con, the Official Star Wars Website has posted the Preview Trailer for Season Two of The Clone Wars animated series. Click on over for 3+ minutes of Clone Wars fun!

The Force Unleashed: The Ultimate Sith Edition has posted new Star Wars: The Force Unleashed news. Coming this Fall will be more downloadable content for the game, as well as an all new Ultimate Sith Edition of the game. Follow the first link for all the deatils or click here to see the teaser video.

Hasbro's 2009 San Diego Comic-Con Presentation has posted Hasbro's 2009 San Diego Comic-Con Presentation. Head on over to check out the Star Wars goodies shown at today's Hasbro panel, including a sneak peek at some 2010 products!

Medicom Kubrick C-3PO & R2-D2 Box Set Announced

Medicom has officially announced the Kubrick C-3PO & R2-D2 Box Set that was shown at the Medicom Toy Exhibition '09 expo in June. The set is a basic release item (No.255) meaning it isn't an exclusive and should be relatively cheap (though we all know "cheap" isn't all that cheap when it comes to Kubricks). Click on the thumbnail to check out the figures!

Confirmation of Celebration V in 2010?

Hmmm... when Hasbro originally posted the news of their Clone Wars Diorama Contest, the text said "at the 2010 Star Wars Celebration". Now though, later in the day it reads "at the next Star Wars Celebration". Think someone got in trouble for leaking the date before LFL officially announced it? Makes you wonder...

Hasbro's New Clone Wars Diorama Contest

Hasbro has announced a new Clone Wars Diorama Contest. The winner will get $1000 worth of Hasbro Star Wars toys and the chance to display their creation at the next Star Wars Celebration! Click on over for all the rules and details on how you can enter!

SDCC'09 Preview Night - 1st Hasbro Images Arrive!

The Official Star Wars Blog has posted a pile of pictures from Preview Night at 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, including some great shots of the new Death Star Escape Han Solo and Falcon Co-Pilot Chewbacca figures from Hasbro. Click on over to check out the pics!

LEGO Reveals a New Tantive IV Starship Set

Tonight in San Diego, LEGO revealed it's crown jewel for Fall 2009 - the new Tantive IV Starship Set. Check out the details below!

Blasting through space with Darth Vader's Star Destroyer in pursuit, the Tantive IV blockade runner carries Princess Leia, C-3PO and R2-D2 on a vital mission for the Rebel Alliance. Celebrate the entire Star Wars saga with this all-new version of the very first starship seen in the films! The Tantive IV features an opening cockpit, rotating and elevating turbo laser cannons, rotating radar dish, removable roof section and interior command center. It also includes an opening compartment with removable cargo transport vehicle and 2 detachable escape pods for the droids to make their getaway with the Death Star plans! Includes Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Captain Antilles and Rebel Trooper minifigures. Measures 20.5" (52 cm) x 7.5" (19 cm) x 5.5" (14 cm).

· Includes 5 minifigures: Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Captain Antilles and a Rebel Trooper!
· Open the cockpit and place 2 minifigures inside!
· Turbo laser cannons on top and bottom can rotate and elevate
· Features a removable roof!
· Lots of interior details including Leia’s desk and command center with seats for 2 minifigures!
· Open the storage compartment to reveal the cargo transport vehicle
· Features rotating radar disc and 2 detachable escape pods!
· Measures 20.5" (52 cm) long, 7.5" (19 cm) wide and 5.5" (14 cm) tall

LEGO SDCC'09 Exclusive Figure 3-Packs

LEGO has unveiled their SDCC'09 exclusives! Starting tonight, the sets below will go on sale with a different one each day of the show. Limited quantities of each set are available and purchases will be determined by raffle. Click on the thumbnails below to check out the sets.

Sideshow Collectibles' Pre-SDCC'09 Update

The gang at JediDefender have posted a pile of Sideshow Collectibles product previews. Click on over for a preview of the goodies that Sideshow will be unveiling at SDCC'09 this week!

WotC Rebellion Era Campaign Guide Preview # 3

Wizards of the Coast has posted their third preview of the Rebellion Era Campaign Guide, which hits stores this month. The preview looks at the crime syndicate known as the Zann Consortium. Head on over to download the stats and info!

Free eBook Download - The Lost Tribe of the Sith: Part 2

Skyborn, the second installment of The Lost Tribe of the Sith, is now available for download. The series, which was designed to complement the Fate of the Jedi series from Del Rey books, is written by John Jackson Miller and focuses on, well, a lost tribe of Sith descendents.

Coming to Clone Wars Season Two - Bossk?

Our pals at Yakface have posted some Clone Wars Season Two news that they dug up at the MTV Movies Blog. It looks like a beloved Trandoshan Bounty Hunter from the Original Trilogy will be rolling with Cad Bane's crew in Season Two. Follow the links for all the details.

DCD Green Lantern Blackest Night Series 3 Announced

DC Direct has officially announced the release date for the Green Lantern: Blackest Night Series 3 figures - Green Lantern Arisia, Orange Lantern Larfleeze, a Star Sapphire repaint, and the third Black Lantern figure, SPOILER Aquaman (highlight to read spoiler text)! Click on the thumbnails above to check out the figures and look for them at your local comic book store on March 3rd, 2010!

A New Look for Hasbro's Star Wars Website

Hasbro has updated their Star Wars Website to match the coloring of the new 2009 packaging. Hopefully it's a sign that the website will once again be updated a bit more often than it has been these past few months.

Legacy Saga Legends Wave 5 Found at Retail

Wave 5 of the Saga Legends line is popping up at Target stores across the USA. Wave 5 includes more repacks on the new cardback and two 'new' releases - Mynock Hunt Han Solo (PotJ Bespin Han w/Mynock Cave mask) and Mynock Hunt Chewbacca. There seems to be some debate about which sculpt the Mynock Hunt Chewie uses. We'll pass along additional info on the potential variations as we learn more.

Star Wars Action News - Podcast # 204 Available

Star Wars Action News has posted their latest podcast episode entitled ComicCon International 2009 Pre-Game Show. In this episode, the SWAN team discusses the Republic Commando mini-busts from Gentle Giant and looks ahead to SDCC'09 this week.

SDCC'09 Starts Tomorrow Night!

Just a reminder that San Diego Comic-Con 2009 kicks off with Preview Night tomorrow, July 22nd! While we aren't able to bring you live coverage from the convention this time, we'll do our best to cover the major announcements and images from the show. Here's hoping for many great surprises from Hasbro once again this year!

More Walmart Evolutions Images at JediDefender

Click on over to to check out a pile of new pictures of four of the upcoming Walmart exclusive Evolutions figures. These trooper themed sets are shaping up to be fantastic additions to the line!

2009 Star Wars Fan Club Membership Kit Now Shipping

The Official Star Wars Website has confirmed that the first batch of 2009 Star Wars Fan Club Membership Kit began shipping last Friday, July 17th. If you're a fan club member, keep an eye on your mailbox for your kit!

Bom Vimdin - Grand Champion of JD Wishlists 2009

The people have spoken! Cantina denizen Bom Vimdin was the #1 choice in the JediDefender Wishlists 2009: Tournament of Champions. Here's hoping 2010 is finally the year he gets a figure! Follow the link to check out the final poll results.

The Clone Wars Waves 6, 7, & 8 Found at Retail

No, you didn't read that wrong - three new waves of Clone Wars basic figures have been spotted at Target and Walmart stores all over the USA. That's 16 new figures and 7 repackaged ones all arriving in various orders at a store near you. Here'e a handy checklist of the new figures to take on your next shopping trip!
The Clone Wars - Wave 6 (aka 2009 Wave 3)
'09 CW06 Mace Windu
'09 CW07 Admiral Yularen
'09 CW08 Jawas
'09 CW09 Commander Gree
'09 CW10 ARF Trooper
'09 CW11 Heavy Assault Super Battle Droid

The Clone Wars - Wave 7 (aka 2009 Wave 4)
'09 CW12 Obi-Wan Kenobi (with Space Gear)
'09 CW13 4-A7
'09 CW14 Yoda
'09 CW15 Whorm Loathsom
'09 CW16 Commando Droid
'09 CW17 Clone Trooper Echo

The Clone Wars - Wave 8 (aka 2009 Wave 5)
'09 CW20 Clone Trooper Denal
'09 CW21 Anakin Skywalker (with Space Gear)
'09 CW22 Cad Bane
'09 CW23 Ahsoka Tano (with Space Gear)

On Sale This Week at Toys R Us

Just a reminder that this week at Toys R Us, you'll find the Clone Wars AT-TE on sale for just $49.99, 50% off the regular price. Can't make it to the store? Then click on over to and order one on-line!

Hasbro Announces Insight: Featuring Images by Gianni Lopergolo

Hasbro has announced the amazing new book, Insight:, which features the work of Gianni Lopergolo, a Hasbro employee living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Check out the press release for all the details.

First Look - Star Wars: Crosscurrent

The Official Star Wars Website has updated with a look at the cover art for Star Wars: Crosscurrent by author Paul Kemp. The book features cover art by Dave Seeley and is due out in January 2010 from Del Rey Books.

Star Wars Soundboards Update - General Grievous has added twenty new General Grievous quotes to their Star Wars Soundboards. Click on over and have some fun with every one's favorite Separatist droid general.

A Look Inside Star Wars Insider #111 has posted a preview of Star Wars Insider #111. The issue features interviews with composer Kevin Kiner, actress Mercedes Ngoh, and the men behind Robot Chicken - Seth Green and Matthew Senreich.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Web Comic - The Threat of Peace

LucasArts has posted another new update to The Threat of Peace, the Star Wars: The Old Republic on-line comic. Click on over to check out Issue #2 of Act II, New Galactic Order.

Clone Wars Web Comic - "Hunting the Hunters" (Part 2) has updated the Clone Wars Web Comic with new pages! The latest update, Hunting the Hunters (Part 2), takes place between Seasons 1 and 2 of The Clone Wars animated series. Click on over and head to page 178 to check out the new comic pages.

Target Legacy Collection Geonosis Arena 2-Packs Update

JediDefender has posted some fantastic new images of the figures from the upcoming Target exclusive Legacy Collection Geonosis Arena 2-Packs. Click on over to check out the new and updated Jedi and Separatists you'll be buying in a few weeks!

SDCC'09 TFU Stormtrooper Commander Up for Pre-Order

The SDCC'09 shared exclusive TFU Stormtrooper Commander figure is now up for pre-order at both StarWarsShop and HasbroToyShop. No matter where you buy it, the figure costs $12.99 plus shipping and should ship after San Diego Comic-Con has ended.