Just a reminder that Sideshow Collectibles' 12" 501st Clone Trooper figure will go up for priority pre-ordering Friday at 10AM Pacific. To whet your appetite, Sideshow has posted the product image gallery a bit early!
In a rural and remote corner of Felucia, Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka form an uneasy alliance with four deadly bounty hunters to protect a local village from Hondo Ohnaka and his crew in Bounty Hunters, this week's new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network.
Just a reminder that our pals over at JediDefender are running their annual Hasbro action figure Wishlist poll. Click on over to the JediDefender Forums and cast your Attack of the Clones votes today!
StarWars.com has posted a preview of Masters of the Force, the last planned miniatures expansion set from Wizards of the Coast. This preview focuses on minis for a Molator and a Mantellian Savrip. Head on over for the details on these new minis heading your way next week.
Star Wars Action News has posted their latest podcast episode entitled Return of the Packs. In this episode, the SWAN team reviews the last five comic packs and checks out the value of the Star Wars Celebration V VIP tickets.
StarWars.com has announced a fourth series of Star Wars/Disney action figures. Series 4 has five new figures including a cool Jedi Luke/Mickey. The figures will retail for $8.95 and should be available in May at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
StarWars.com has also posted a look at Star Wars Racers Series 4. The new series includes Yoda, Clone Trooper, Battle Droid, and Jedi Master Plo Koon. The cars will be available exclusively at Walt Disney World and Disneyland this June.
The Star Wars Galaxy V card series from Topps is now available at hobby and comic shops. As part of the series, various artists show their talents in one-of-a-kind sketch cards depicting characters from the Star Wars saga. Check out StarWars.com for a chat with artist Super Sucklord and a peek at some of the sketch cards.
This week at Toys R Us, you'll find a great sale on the Star Wars basic figure lines. Buy any two basic figures from any of the three assortments for just $10.99 plus tax. Time to stock up!
Also this week, you'll find a bunch of Star Wars goodies on sale at Target. Selected Star Wars LEGO sets are on sale for 10-20% off the regular price and the Hasbro mid-size "Starfighter" line is on sale for $17.99 each.
The Official Star Wars Website has added ten new General Obi-Wan Kenobi clips from The Clone Wars to the Star Wars Soundboards. Click on over and have some fun with the wise General.
LucasArts has updated the Star Wars: The Old Republic website with a new addition to the HoloNet archives: Biographies. Click on over to check out the characters you may meet, travel with, or fight alongside or against as you travel the galaxy in Star Wars: The Old Republic!
This weekend at Toys R Us, you'll find the Evolutions sets from 2008 on sale for just $10.89 each. The ad mentions the Rebel Pilots Legacy set specifically, but most stores are offering the price on all in-stock sets. Good luck finding anything worthwhile!
Sideshow Collectibles has posted a brand new teaser image to announce their upcoming 12" 501st Legion Clone Trooper figure! Priority Pre-Ordering for the clones of Vader's Fist will begin next Friday, April 2nd at 10AM Pacific!
Sideshow Collectibles has announced that the final edition size for the exclusive edition Premium Format Aurra Sing figure has been set at 450 pieces worldwide. The Wait List is available if you missed out on pre-ordering one.
The Official Star Wars website has posted a new exclusive short story set during the time of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Smuggler's Vanguard tells the story of Hylo Visz, a daring Mirialan pilot who broke the Mandalorian Blockade.
USA Today has posted an article on a certain someone from the Original Trilogy, someone who will be featured in the Clone Wars Season 2 Finale. Click on over to check out the story, if you dare - obviously SPOILER warnings apply!
Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for the Ultimate Quarter-Scale Darth Vader figure from Diamond Select. Vader stands over 19" tall and includes both voice and sound features.
StarWars.com has posted a nice summary of all the perks you get with the new Celebration V VIP Packages. Those who have already purchased Celebration V badges will receive an email notice on March 23 stating when VIP sales will go live. They will have 24 hours after that to purchase their VIP Packages before the sale is opened to the general public.
Star Wars Action News has posted their latest podcast episode entitled Stunt-ed. In this episode, the SWAN team reviews the new stunt sabers from eFX Collectibles and interviews Backlash author Aaron Allston.
The last wave of Star Wars Comic Packs is now popping up at Target stores across the country. The wave includes five new packs - Exar Kun & Ulic Qel-Droma (TotJ: Dark Lords of the Sith #6), Tholme & T'ra Saa (Republic #65), Blackhole Stormtrooper & Holograph (Star Wars Early Adventures #1), 212th Battalion Clone Lieutenant & Trooper (Routine Valor), and Bogey Squad Scout & Clone Trooper (Republic #83).
Across the hollow void of space, Anakin Skywalker engages in a dangerous game of Cat and Mouse, which is also the title of this week's new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. Armed with only his cunning and a stealth starship, Anakin faces impossible odds and an undefeated foe - and he wouldn't have it any other way.
All the aspiring artists out there can head on over to StarWars.com for a lesson on how to draw a Police Droid from the Clone Wars animated series! Illustrator Jessica Hickman explains how with an easy-to-follow step by step process.
Wave 13 (aka Spring 2010 Wave 3) of the Clone Wars basic figure line is now arriving at Walmart stores across the US. The wave includes four new figures - Obi-Wan Kenobi (Snow Gear), Captain Rex (Snow Gear), Magnaguard, and Firefighter Battle Droid.
Just a heads up that the shared-exclusive Dllr Nep & Plourr Ilo Comic Pack is now in-stock at Entertainment Earth. Also, don't forget that you can get a FREE Darth Vader Shot Glass with all new orders of $59 or more of in-stock merchandise through March 31st.
Gentle Giant has announced the new Farmboy Luke Skywalker Mini-Bust. The 1/6 scale mini-bust stands approximately 6.5" high and will retail for $59.99 this Fall. Click on the thumbnail for a closer look and then head on over to EntertainmentEarth to pre-order yours today!
Sideshow Collectibles has announced that the final edition size for the 12" Sandtrooper: Squad Leader figure has been set at 3500 pieces worldwide. The Wait List is available if you missed out on pre-ordering one.
The Official Site has posted the Guest List for Disney Star Wars Weekends 2010. Click on over to check out which celebrity guests from the Star Wars Universe (including the movies and animation) will be attending each weekend.
On February 26th, we sent our twenty-fourth batch of questions to Hasbro to once again take part in their Star Wars Question and Answer sessions. Today, we've got the answers to our two questions!
1) You know us collectors - we're never satisfied. We get a whole pile of goodies lavished on us at Toy Fair and most already can't help but wonder what's next? We know you want to keep things under wraps until SDCC, but can you at least give us the mix you're expecting for 2010 Vintage Wave 2 - how many "new" figures and how many repacks will we see in the second Vintage Collection wave?
** EpIII is the theme for Wave 2 of Vintage, with eight figures will be brought in (seven from EpIII and one from EpIV). Of the seven, four will be upgrades of previously released characters (including an all new Senate Duel Darth Sidious) and the others are "greatest hits" style figures.
2) In the Toy Fair showroom, we asked about the nifty Mace Windu that was on display with the Clone Wars basic figures (the one with the Mando Helmet accessory). No one seemed sure to which wave he and the repainted ARF trooper (the one with the camo deco) belonged. Can you confirm for us if the new Mace and ARF Trooper repaint are in Fall 2010 Clone Wars Wave 1 or did they get bumped to Wave 2 as was suspected during the Toy Fair collector event? Since they weren't shown in the slide presentation, we're a little confused at where they go in the line.
** Neither. Both figures are actually in Wave 3. The Clone Wars waves for Fall are spaced about 1 month apart if all goes as planned.
Star Wars Action News has posted their latest podcast episode entitled Score One for Marjorie. In this episode, the SWAN team chats about the free LEGO chrome Stormtrooper mini-figure and Arnie recounts a recent purchase at a local used record store.
Click on the thumbnails below to check out new boxed images of the first wave of Force Battlers scheduled for 2010. These new "mega-size" figures should hit stores in the Fall.
Hasbro has passed along new carded and loose images of three upcoming figures from the Star Wars Transformers Crossovers line. Click on the thumbnails below to check them out!
Hasbro has issued two new discount codes for use at HasbroToyShop. Enter promotion code Easter20 at checkout to save 20% on most orders through April 4, 2010. Iron Man collectors can also enter promotion code FREESHIPIM at checkout to get free shipping on Iron Man 2 toy orders of $25 or more through April 4, 2010.
When something happens to Senator Onaconda Farr, Padmé sets out to find the person responsible in Senate Murders, this week's new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. Following a trail of clues, Padmé delves into a dangerous world of backstabbing, lies and corruption that reaches to the highest levels of the Republic!