Have an Aldi near you? If so, you may want to stop in this week as they have the Clone Wars Deluxe Sets on sale for just $12.99 each! Early reports indicate the stock at most stores is mainly older 2009 stock with some 2010 Wave 1 sets here and there.
The Toys R Us Great Big Christmas Book prices kick in this week, including the $79.99 price for the Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack. Also included in the book are a number of Star Wars LEGO sets and a number of role-play toys.
The latest wave of Clone Wars Deluxe Figure & Vehicle sets have started to hit Target and Toys R Us stores. This wave (Fall 2010 Wave 3) includes three new sets - Freeco Speeeder with Clone Trooper, AST with Tactical Droid, and Geonosis AT-RT with Boil.
LucasArts has updated the Star Wars: The Old Republic website with some new details on the Imperial Agent Class. Follow the link to check out the details on some of the Agent's advanced professions, the Sniper and the Operative.
Hasbro has passed along new slides today offering us our first look at 2011 Wave 1 for both The Vintage Collection and The Clone Wars basic figure lines, which are both due in January. Click on the thumbnails below to check out the pics!
On September 24th, we sent our thirty-first 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) Have you decided yet what set will accompany the Yavin IV Technician and Sled in the TRU exclusive deluxe assortment next Spring? At Celebration all you could offer was that it would most likely be Clone Wars themed - any chance you can let us know what the other set in assortment will be?
** Yes, we will reveal... it will be a Clone Wars Geonosian Warrior (non-zombified) on a speeder. Right now we're looking at a March '11 on-shelf date.
2) At Celebration V you mentioned that the AotC Padme would be shipping with two unique headdresses - one movie based and one concept based. Any chance we could get a comparison pic of the two headdresses atop Padme's head?
** Attached are the two headresses that will be included with Padme.
Click on the Thumbnails to check out the pics!
Sideshow Collectibles has posted a few new Star Wars related questions in their latest Ask Sideshow session. Follow the link for hints at the future of the Versus Diorama line (ESB!), 1:6 scale vehicles and more!
The newest wave of mid-size Starfighter Vehicles has hit Toys R Us stores on the West Coast (California and Arizona, more specifically). The wave includes two new repainted vehicles, Cad Bane's Xanadu Blood and Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter.
K-Mart is running a silent sale on the 2010 Star Wars Imperial AT-AT. If you're lucky enough to find one in stores, it can be had for the paltry sum of $49.99 plus tax! Factor in one of the $5 K-Mart coupons floating around the web and it's the deal of the year!
Just a reminder that today is the day that Star Wars: The Clone Wars Complete Season Two hits stores on DVD and Blue-Ray! 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.
Another reminder that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II hits stores today! Still trying to decide where to buy? Toys R Us is offering a free $10 gift card when you buy the game ($59.99), while Target is offering a free TFU2 comic with purchase (also $59.99).
Disney has updated their Parks Blog to set the story straight on just who will be in the cockpit in the new Star Tours 3.5 ride. Click on over to find out if it'll be Captain Rex (the old droid, not the new clone), AC-38 (Ace), or someone else!
Star Wars Action News has posted their latest podcast episode entitled The Force Unleashed 2 - Part 2: Brett Rector Unleashed. In this episode, the SWAN interviews Brett Rector, producer for The Force Unleashed 2.
Purgatory, the fifth 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.
The sales specialists at Black Friday Ads have posted toy catalogs from Toys R Us, Kmart, Walmart and more. Click on over to check out some of the deals you'll find beginning this weekend - there's $79.99 AT-ATs, $79.99 Slave I Battle Packs, and more!
This week at Toys R Us, you'll find all Star Wars toys on sale! The Battle Packs are $19.99, the Clone Wars Deluxe sets are $12.99 and most other Hasbro toys are 10% off! Click on the thumbnail to check out the ad.
Hasbro's Clone Wars Sergeant Bric & Galactic Battle Mat mail-away figure set is now arriving in mailboxes across the country. In fact, I received my two Sgt. Bric figures today! If you haven't sent away for your bossy Clone Trainer yet, what are you waiting for?
LucasArts has 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 updated with a sneak preview of the cover art for Choices of One, author Timothy Zahn's new adventure in the Star Wars galaxy. The book features cover art by John Van Fleet and is due out in hardcover in July 2011 from Del Rey Books.
StarWars.com has added 20 sound clips from The Force Unleashed II to the Star Wars Soundboards. Follow the link and have some fun mixing and mashing the sounds of Starkiller and company!
Entertainment Earth has updated their website with pre-orders for the next two entries in Gentle Giant's nifty Jumbo Kenner Vintage Figure series.
The Darth Vader Jumbo Vintage Kenner figure retails for $74.99 and is expected to ship in April 2011.
The Princess Leia Jumbo Vintage Kenner figure retails for $74.99 and is, you guessed it, expected to ship in April 2011.
The Clone Wars online comic is back for Season Three of the animated series. Click on over to check out what Obi-Wan Kenobi and Captain Rex are up to in Part 5 of The Clone Wars: The Valsedian Operation.
The Official Star Wars Website has posted a preview of the story that drives the adventure in The Force Unleashed II. Click on over for all the details but beware of potential SPOILERS that may await you, like appearances by Yoda, Boba Fett and more (highlight to read spoiler text)!
Del Rey has announced that Purgatory, the fifth installment of the popular Lost Tribe of the Sith series will be available for download October 25th. 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.
Lucasfilm has announced today that Steve Sansweet, Head of Fan Relations, is leaving the company. Sansweet says that he'll move on to other new ventures, at least some of them Star Wars related. Check out StarWars.com for all the details.
The gang at Sandtroopers.com have posted what appears to be a preview of 2011 Clone Wars Wave 1. The wave appears to include a repack of Hondo Ohnaka and 4 new figures - Training Armor Hevy, a new Obi-Wan Kenobi, a new Cad Bane with TODO-360 (the one shown at JD earlier in the week), and R7-A7 (Ahsoka's astrodroid).
We've received a few reports from folks who've found the new Walmart exclusive Clone Wars DVD 2-Packs. Each of the three new 2-packs feature two repacked figures and a DVD that includes one of the episodes from the Malevolence Clone Wars story arc. So yeah, nothing new here.
Aurra Sing is back in Assassin, this week's new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network. Tasked with protecting Senator Amidala during a political mission to Alderaan, Ahsoka Tano is plagued by recurring visions of Sing's return mission.
The Official Star Wars Website has posted a new original short story. Knight Errant: Influx was written by John Jackson Miller and takes place immediately before the events of Star Wars: Knight Errant #1, now available from Dark Horse Comics.
Star Wars Action News has posted their latest podcast episode entitled The Force Unleashed 2 - Part 1: Sean Williams Unleashed. In this episode, the SWAN team catches up with Sean Williams, author of both The Force Unleashed novelizations.
DC Direct has announced the new Green Lantern: Rebirth deluxe figure 2-pack. The set includes the 192-page reprint of the GL: Rebirth series and figures of Sinestro and Hal Jordan, both sporting GL uniforms with new decos. Click on the thumbnail to check out the figures and look for the box set at your local comic book store on June 22nd, 2011.
Our pals at JediDefender have posted a new picture of what appears to be an upcoming TODO-360 figure from the Clone Wars toy line. No word yet on how or where he'll appear in the line, but as a basic figure accessory is a good bet.
StarWars.com has posted a sneak preview of one of the bonus features found in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Complete Season 2 DVD and Blu-Ray sets. Click on over to see how and why those Flamethrower Clones were developed for the show!
The Official Star Wars Website has been quietly updating their Clone Wars landing page with new Digital Clone Cards after every new episode this season. Click on over to check out the cards, which are packed with stats and info about the various Clone Wars characters.
Word is coming in that Target has reduced the price of the Geonosis Arena Showdown 2-Packs! From now through mid-November, the sets are just $9.99 each! Bring those receipts back to Target for price adjustments and then head into the toy aisle to stock up!
The latest wave of Starfighter Vehicles has arrived at Toys R Us stores across the USA. The wave includes two new vehicles, the Clone Swamp Speeder and the Hyena Bomber, and two repaints, the AAT & the AT-PT.
Following up on our earlier story, we've received a number of reports that the latest batch of Target exclusive Clone Wars toys has also hit stores. Folks have found the new Hidden Enemy and Bounty Hunter Battle Packs and the new wave of Episode 2-packs. The new end caps should be set this weekend, so keep your eyes open!