LucasArts has updated the Star Wars: The Old Republic website with a new addition to the HoloNet archives: Inhabitants. Click on over to check out the galactic inhabitants that will entertain and challenge you in-game.
LucasArts has also updated the Star Wars: The Old Republic website with another round of entries in the Biographies section of the HoloNet archives. Click on over to check out the characters you may meet, travel with, or fight alongside or against as you travel the galaxy!
The Official Star Wars Website has posted a first look at The Old Republic: Deceived, another hardcover novel inspired by the upcoming game from LucasArts and Bioware. The book was written by Paul S. Kemp and is scheduled for release in December 2010 from Del Rey Books.
Sideshow Collectibles has posted a brand new teaser image to announce their upcoming 12" Captain Rex figure! Priority Pre-Ordering for Anakin Skywalker's right-hand man will begin next Friday, May 7th at 10AM Pacific!
Savior, the fourth 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.
This Friday, it's bounty hunters versus Jedi in the hour-long Season Two Finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. Will Boba get his revenge? (Probably not, what with Mace in Revenge of the Sith and all.) Will Bossk do something cool? (Let's hope so!)
On April 9th, we sent our twenty-sixth 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) Based on a recent Q&A answer, it looks like the four "new" figures in the Revenge of the Sith wave will be Senate Duel Palpatine, Anakin Skywalker, General Grievous, and Magnaguard. We've seen the picture of Grievous and we've read the recap on Palpatine. How about a quick rundown on the changes/upgrades being made to Anakin and Magnaguard that make them "new"?
** Anakin has a new head and arms with Sith eye deco (insert molded shoulders and elbows and pivot wrists). The Magnaguard is essentially all new, including new highly articulated legs (from a cancelled exclusive Droid Factory sequel); new torso from the waist up insert shoulder, elbows, hips, waist, knees, ankles, pivot wrist, ball neck); and a fabric cape.
2) At Toy Fair, you mentioned that the new AT-AT (and two other TBD vehicles) would be getting special TRU exclusive "kenner/vintage homage" packaging. The packaging wasn't ready as of Toy Fair... any chance it's ready now so that we can get a sneak peek of the modern interpretation of the classic vintage box? And any comment on the rumor that the starship of our favorite smuggler just might be another one of the ships getting the vintage package treatment?
** Actually, we said that only the AT-AT in Vintage packaging would be a TRU exclusive. The other two, which are Starfighter-size, are coming to another retailer later this Fall. So that rules out the Slave 1 being re-released in Vintage packaging. As for how the package will look, Star Wars Insider will be debuting this in an upcoming issue, so new preview is available. Sorry!
Star Wars Action News has posted their latest podcast episode entitled Metal Mania. In this episode, the SWAN team reviews the new Die Cast vehicles from Di Agostini and catches up on the latest items from the high-end licensees - Gentle Giant and eFX.
Entertainment Earth has updated their website with pre-orders for three new Star Wars items from Gentle Giant.
The Force Unleashed Darth Vader Mini-Bust retails for $59.99 and is expected to ship in December 2010.
The Clone Wars Kit Fisto Animated Maquette retails for $94.99 and is also expected to ship in December 2010.
The Jabba's Palace Bookends statue retails for $249.99 and is, yep you guessed it, expected to ship in December 2010.
StarWars.com has posted the next entry in the new Empire Chronicles feature series. Click on over to check out the latest entry in the series, which takes a look at the notorious Boba Fett, who seems to be everywhere these past two weeks!
Know a female Star Wars fan itching to buy some nifty Star Wars gear? Then check out Her Universe, a new line of female-focused Star Wars products from Ashley Eckstein (the voice of Ahsoka) and The Araca Group.
Scott has posted another new entry in JediDefender's Collect All 92! forum. Click on over to check out the comparisons for the controversial Death Squad Commander!
This week at Toys R Us, you'll find a "Buy One, Get One 50% Off" deal on all Star Wars Action Figures, Books, and LEGO sets! If you plan on shopping via ToysRUs.com, be sure to use promo code 936072 to save yourself $10 on purchase of $50 or more!
LucasArts has launched the newest Star Wars: The Old Republic web comic, Blood of the Empire. Follow the link to check out the first issue written by Alexander Freed, illustrated by Dave Ross, inked by Mark McKenna, colored by Michael Atiyeh, and lettered by Michael Heisler!
LucasArts has also updated the Star Wars: The Old Republic website with a new Video Documentary. Click on over to learn how the Bioware team is bringing classic Star Wars combat to life in Star Wars: The Old Republic!
All the aspiring artists out there can head on over to StarWars.com for a lesson on how to draw Boba Fett from the latest episode of The Clone Wars animated series! Illustrator Grant Gould explains how with an easy-to-follow step by step process.
Thanks to our friends at Instinctoy, we've got our first look at the exclusive promo Kubrick Diorama that will be packed with Master Cases of Medicom Kubrick Star Wars Deluxe Series 2. Good luck to the Kubrick Hunters out there trying to nab one!
The Clone Wars online comic is back for Season Two of the hit animated series. In Part 14 of The Clone Wars: Act on Instinct, the comic action continues as Tyzen continues his fight against the droids on planet Ukio.
Sideshow Collectibles is now taking pre-orders for the 'Senate Duel - Yoda vs. Darth Sidious' polystone diorama! Click here to pre-order the Sideshow Exclusive version or click here to take advantage of FLEXpay.
The Official Star Wars Website has posted a first look at The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance, the novel inspired by the upcoming game from LucasArts and Bioware. The book was written by Sean Williams and is scheduled for hardcover release in July 2010 from Del Rey Books.
StarWars.com has posted a preview of Star Wars Insider #117. The issue is packed with a bunch of Fett-centric content spanning the entire Star Wars saga, including his appearance in The Clone Wars animated series!
As part of DC Comics' 75th Anniversary Celebration, DC Direct will be offering an exclusive Kubrick Box Set! The 10-piece, 'Super Deluxe' Kubrick Set will include a mix of DC Comics' best-known heroes and villains. While all of the figures have been released before, a number of them feature new decos (aka just new and different enough to make you want them).
StarWars.com has posted a new feature on The Unknown Regions, the latest Star Wars role playing game campaign guide from Wizards of the Coast. The 224-page hardcover book, which was released this week, was written by Rodney Thompson, Daniel Wallace and Sterling Hershey.
A young boy wages war against the Jedi Knights in Death Trap, the first episode of the three-part season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. That's right, it's 'lil Boba Fett, ready to exact some revenge on Mace Windu and the rest of the Jedi.
Star Wars Action News has posted their latest podcast episode entitled First Vintage Collection Figure Review. In this episode, the SWAN team checks out the recent JediCon exclusive version of the Vintage Zuckuss & 4-LOM set from Habsro and continues their reviews of the Uncle Milton Star Wars sets.
Two new exclusive box sets based on The Force Unleashed are hitting Toys R Us stores across the US. Both sets feature five figures that are a mix of new, kitbash, and repaints. Best of all, the price seems to be just $29.99 each - not too shabby for five figures in this day and age.
The Official Star Wars Website has posted a first look at the cover image for Bounty Hunter: Boba Fett, the illustrated paperback chapter book from Grosset & Dunlap. The book is slated for release on May 13.
LucasArts has updated the Star Wars: The Old Republic website with a new addition to the HoloNet archives: Peace for the Republic? Click on over to check out the latest Timeline holorecord narrated by actor Lance Henriksen.
Scott has posted another new entry in JediDefender's Collect All 92! forum. Click on over to check out everyone's favorite crusty old Jedi Master, Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi!
Del Rey has announced that Savior, the fourth installment of the popular Lost Tribe of the Sith series will be available for download on April 27th. The series, which is written by John Jackson Miller, chronicles the untold story of forgotten Sith castaways that figure prominently in the Fate of the Jedi novel series.