Our friends at YakFace.com have posted a whole pile of new rumors - new Vintage, new Clone Wars, and more. Click on over and check it out!
LucasArts has updated the Star Wars: The Old Republic website with a look at the specializations that are available for the Sith Warrior player class. Be sure to check out the new trailer showing the advanced Juggernaut and Marauder classes in action.
LucasArts has also updated the Star Wars: The Old Republic website with a look at the Companion characters that will be available in the game. Companions are designed to complement your strengths or weaknesses and provide company for the epic journey ahead.
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 The Empire Strikes Back votes today!
Hasbro has launched another freebie promotion - the Free Gear Giveaway! From May 28 through July 31, 2010, if you spend $25 or more on qualified Star Wars products, you can send away for a free Captain Rex Helmet or Duel Action Lightsaber. Follow the link for all the details or click here for the Redemption Form.
Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for Wave 2 of Hasbro's new Vintage Collection. The wave includes 4 new figures and 4 repacks. The "new" are Palpatine, Magnaguard, Anakin (improved articulation), and Grievous (improved articulation). The "repacks" are Obi-Wan, Cody, Clone Trooper (RotS), and Sandtrooper (from the recent Dewback set).
Entertainment Earth is also taking pre-orders for Clone Wars Wave 16 (aka Fall 2010 Wave 3). Wave 16 contains four new figures - new versions of Kit Fisto and Mace Windu along with a Clone Scout (an ARF Trooper repaint) and Battle Droid Commander.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Complete Season Two is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on October 26th! The four disc set contains all 22 episodes from the show's second season and includes Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes and a 64-page production journal.
The Official Star Wars Website has announced the first batch of Star Wars Collecting Panels you'll find at Star Wars Celebration V this August. Follow the link for all the details.
StarWars.com has posted a first look at LEGO Star Wars Brickmaster from DK Books. The instruction book includes 240+ LEGO bricks and two LEGO mini-figures and offers eight exclusive models to build. Look for it at bookstores this October.
Star Wars Action News has posted their latest podcast episode entitled Memories Strike Back. In this extra-long episode, the SWAN team celebrates The Empire Strikes Back and offers up their take on the latest Star Wars collectibles up for pre-order.
Entertainment Earth has updated their website with pre-orders for two new Star Wars items from Gentle Giant.
The Figrin D'an Mini-Bust retails for $59.99 and is expected to ship in January 2011.
The Bantha and Tusken Raider statue retails for $249.99 and is, yep you guessed it, expected to ship in January 2011.
This week at Target, you'll find the Star Wars Echo Base LEGO set on sale for just $15 each. Most of the other LEGO Star Wars sets are also on sale, so be sure to stop in to your local Target if you're looking to fill holes in your LEGO collection.
The latest tribute to 30 years of Empire comes from LucasArts, which has updated the Star Wars: The Old Republic website with a look at the planet Hoth and its role in the game. Click on over to check out screenshots, concept art, and wallpapers.
Lucasfilm, Harrison Ford and ACME Archives have joined forces to auction a print of Han Solo autographed by Ford. The piece, Solo, is now available for auction at Charitybuzz.com with proceeds benefiting the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
George Lucas will make a special guest appearance at Star Wars Celebration V this August in Orlando. Lucas will appear onstage at a time and date yet to be scheduled during the four-day run of the show, which takes place August 12-15, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center.
Maxim magazine's May issue recently published several rare photos celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back. If you missed it, you can now check out the images on-line at StarWars.com!
Star Wars Action News has posted their latest podcast episode entitled Revenge of the Sith - 5th Anniversary Show. In this episode, the SWAN team reviews their favorite Revenge of the Sith collectible and talks to Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano.
The price of Star Wars toys continues to drop like a rock! Plenty of folks are reporting seeing basic figures as low as $4.99 each at their local Target stores. In addition, Target is also dropping prices on Battle Packs, Vehicles, and more. Time to check your local store for a bargain or two!
Hallmark has posted their 2010 Dream Book, which includes pictures of the newest Star Wars Keepsake ornaments. This year's ornaments include a Rebel Snowspeeder, Hoth Pilot Luke, Boba Fett and Carbonite Han, Clone Wars Yoda and Rex mini ornaments, and more!
Have one of those Xbox 360 thingies in your house? This may interest you - to celebrate the 30th Aniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, LucasArts is releasing a slew of goodies to Xbox Live to help you customize your avatar, Empire-style. Look for them on May 20th, the eve of Empire's 30th birthday!
Scott has posted another new entry in JediDefender's Collect All 92! forum. Click on over to check out the comparison pics for the Death Star Droid figure!
LucasArts has added a new area to the Star Wars: The Old Republic website - Game Systems. The first section in the new area discusses the game's Advanced Class System. Follow the link to learn how the game grants you access to unique skills and abilities and is designed to flexibility to fit your play style.
LucasArts has also updated the Star Wars: The Old Republic developer blog with a look at how they go about Creating Worlds. Principal Lead Writer Daniel Erickson shares a bit of insight on building the game's worlds from text notes to concept art.
StarWars.com has added eleven Lobot soundbites from The Empire Strikes Back to their Star Wars Soundboards. Yep, that's right - even though he didn't really say anything, you can click on over and have some fun mixing and mashing his "voice".
Dreams & Visions Press with Dark Horse Comics are publishing a trade paperback edition of the first season of the on-line Clone Wars comic, titled Star Wars: Tales from the Clone Wars. This printed edition will be available at Celebration V this August and then exclusively at StarWarsShop.com after the event.
Sideshow Collectibles has announced that the final edition size for the exclusive 12" Captain Rex figure has been set at 750 pieces worldwide. The Wait List is available if you missed out on pre-ordering one.
Star Wars Shop is now taking pre-orders for a pair of Celebration V exclusives from Comic Images - the Wampa Rug and the Bespin C-3PO Back Buddy. Going to the show and hoping to grab them in person instead? Both plush items will be available at the Comic Images booth at Celebration V.