Before the new year gets here, why not take a stroll down memory lane? Click on the links below to check out the Han's Hideout Newspost Archives for 2010!
We've received a few reports of nice Walmart clearance deals which seem to be hitting stores across the USA. Prices vary from store to store, but look for the exclusive Jabba the Hutt Throne Room set ($19-$25), the new TIE Bomber ($19-$27), and more on sale at a store near you.
Word on the street is that the two Toys R Us exclusive Battle Over Endor 4-Packs have hit retail stores in Canada ($29.99CDN). One more sign that these sets will be here in the USA before we know it!
Sideshow Collectibles has updated their 12 Days of Sideshow feature with a preview of three upcoming Premium Format figures - C-3PO, R2-D2, Emperor Palpatine, and more!
Scott has posted another new entry in JediDefender's Collect All 92! forum. Click on over to check out the comparison pics for the first of the two Bespin Security Guard figures!
Star Wars Action News has posted their latest podcast episode entitled 2010 in Review Part 1: Hasbro's Best. In this episode, the SWAN team gathers to look back at Hasbro's 2010 offerings, including reviews of the Toys R Us exclusive EU wave, the Mighty Muggs,and more.
This week at Toys R Us, you'll find a "Buy 2 Get the 3rd Free" deal on all Hasbro Star Wars toys. In addition, if you spend over $20, you can also get one of four free Hasbro Toys! Click on the thumbnail to check out the ad.
A number of folks have emailed to let us know they found many of the recent Target exclusives on clearance for 30-50% off the regular prices. As always, selection and price varies by store but we've heard about deals on the Clone Wars 2-Packs, the Mini-Muggs 3-Packs, the Vintage 9-Pack, and more!
Merry Christmas to all our readers and good luck to all you brave souls planning on shopping tomorrow to look for clearance deals and sales!
For those fans of the Star Wars & Horror mash-ups, StarWars.com has posted yet another excerpt from Red Harvest from Del Rey Books. Click on over to check out Chapter Eight of the book, which hits bookstores next week, December 28th!
The Official Star Wars Website has posted another new Clone Wars Teaser for the upcoming second-half of Season Three of The Clone Wars. Click on over for another sneak preview of the Nightsisters trilogy that begins January 7th at the new 8:30pm Eastern timeslot.
Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for Wave 5 of Hasbro's new Vintage Collection. The wave includes seven new figures - Yoda, R5-D4, Utapau Clone Trooper, Luke Skywalker, Yavin IV Han Solo, Stormtrooper, and Clone Commander Gree.
Hasbro has passed along news of a great post-Christmas promotion. The "Supercharge Your Gift Card" promo will allow anyone who spends $20 or more on select Hasbro toys and games to get a FREE toy or game! Check out the press release below for more details.
Happy Holidays!Be sure to check out Hasbro's Hasbro.com/supercharge website after December 25th to print a redemption form (or check out JediDefender, which is hosting the form for your convenience).
We hope that you’re enjoying a happy and healthy holiday season. This year Hasbro is extending the holiday season with its "Supercharge Your Gift Card and Cash Too" promotion, which rewards consumers who spend $20 or more on select Hasbro toys and games with one of over twenty FREE Hasbro toys and games!
The promotion begins on December 25, 2010, and runs through January 31, 2011. So when you’re out shopping with those gift cards you receive this holiday season, make sure to purchase Hasbro toys and games and you’ll be rewarded with a FREE toy or game from one of many Hasbro brands, including TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, MARVEL and STAR WARS!
Star Wars Action News has posted their latest podcast episode entitled The Lego Pen Is Mightier Than The Lightsaber Pen. In this episode, the SWAN team reviews a number of new items including lightsaber pens, new Lego pens, Gentle Giant's 2-1B mini-bust, and more.
Tomorrow and Wednesday, you'll find another two-day sale at Toys R Us. Select Star Wars toys are 50% off regular price and the sale appears to include the Star Wars Transformers, Galactic Heroes 2-Packs, the Deluxe Starship Vehicle line, and Role Play Helmets, Blasters, and Lightsabers.
Gentle Giant has announced the new Wicket the Ewok Mini-Bust. The mini-bust sells for around $53.99 and is due next Summer. Click on the thumbnail for a closer look and then head on over to Entertainment Earth to pre-order yours today!
This week at K-Mart, you'll find a great deal on the Clone Wars Deluxe Vehicle with Figure line - just $11.99 each. Selection varies by store, but with yesterday's note on the rising price of the Deluxe line, it's probably worth a stop this week to see what you can find!
Hasbro price hikes? Say it ain't so! Unfortunately, word on the street is that both Toys R Us and Target are raising prices on a number of Hasbro items. Toys R Us has hiked the price of the Vintage Collection to a staggering $10.99 each, while the Clone Wars and Saga Legends have been raised to $8.49 each. The Deluxe Vehicle with Figure price point has been raised as well, up to $19.99 at some Target stores and $21.99 at TRU.
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 Luke Skywalker Jumbo Vintage Kenner figure retails for $75.99 and is expected to ship in July 2011.
The Sand People (aka Tusken Raider) Jumbo Vintage Kenner figure retails for $75.99 and is also expected to ship in July 2011.
LucasArts has updated the Star Wars: The Old Republic website with a new Studio Insider post. In this entry, World Designer Eric Young walks you through the process of building the city world of Coruscant and answers some questions from the SWTOR Community Q&A section.
Are you a Star Wars: The Old Republic fan who is looking for something a way to pass the time until the game's launch? Then check out the tale of Darth Malgus in Deceived. The book, which was written by Paul S. Kemp, is due out in March 2011 from Del Rey Books, but you can read excerpts from Chapter One, Chapter Two, and Chapter Three now.
For those fans of the Star Wars & Horror mash-ups, StarWars.com has posted yet another excerpt from Red Harvest from Del Rey Books. Click on over to check out Chapter Seven of the book, which is due in out in hardcover later this month.
Yet another two-day sale at Toys R Us is taking place tomorrow and Saturday. Once again, you'll find a "2-for-$9.99" sale on the Clone Wars and Saga Legends basic figure lines. In addition, the Vintage Collection figures are on sale for 'just' $7.99 each. It's not much of a deal, but it's better than the normal $10 TRU price.
The Official Star Wars Website has all the details on how you can get a free R2-D2 Magazine Holder with a new subscription to Star Wars Insider. Already have a subscription, but you still want a magazine holder? Just click here to order one separately.
LucasArts has released a new downloadable Endor mission and a new Character Pack for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The Endor mission and character pack, which both cost just $1, are available via Xbox LIVE Marketplace and the PlayStation Network.
The Official Star Wars Website has posted a look at The Price of Victory, the latest expansion for the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game. The expansion set features new character and loot cards that celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back.
Entertainment Weekly has posted an exclusive new Clone Wars trailer! The trailer offers up a number of sneak peeks at the second half of Season Three and it looks like we're done with boring Senate episodes for a while (thank goodness)!
Arriving at your local comic book shop this week is the first issue in a new Star Wars series from Dark Horse Comics. Star Wars Legacy: War #1 picks up where the Legacy series left off - Darth Krayt has returned from the "dead" and he's more determined than ever to crush the galaxy under his heel!
Star Wars Action News has posted their latest podcast episode entitled Soft Goods, Great Figures. In this episode, the SWAN team reviews the latest wave of Vintage Collection figures and the latest Fate of the Jedi novel, Vortex by Troy Denning.
For those fans of the Star Wars & Horror mash-ups, StarWars.com has posted another excerpt from Red Harvest from Del Rey Books. Click on over to check out Chapter Six of the book, which is due in out in hardcover later this month.
This week at K-Mart, you'll find a 'Buy Two, Get One Free' deal on all Star Wars toys. The sale appears to include pretty much all of the Hasbro Star Wars items and as usual, the free item must be of equal or lesser value and selection varies by store.
This week at Toys R Us, you can get an exclusive Stormtrooper & Speederbike LEGO mini-set free with any LEGO Star Wars purchase of $30 or more. Click on the thumbnail to check out the ad.
A few readers have emailed to let us know about a new Star Wars App available on iTunes. Star Wars: Imperial Academy, which is free to download, is published by THQ and co-published by ngmoco. If you've got an Apple device and give it a try, send us an email and let us know what you think!
LucasArts has updated the Star Wars: The Old Republic website with a new holorecord on the Rebirth of the Sith Empire. In the video, Master Gnost-Dural investigates the story of a Grand Moff who played a critical role in Imperial history.
Today and tomorrow, Toys R Us is running another "2-for-$9.99" sale on the Clone Wars and Saga Legends basic figure lines. Don't forget that the Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack is still on sale for $79.99 this week as well!
The Official Star Wars Website has added twenty-two sound clips of the creatures in the Star Wars Universe to the Star Wars Soundboards. Follow the link and have some fun mixing and mashing the sounds of your favorite Star Wars critters!
Sideshow Collectibles is also taking pre-orders for the new 1:6 scale Jabba's Palace Archway Figure Environment. You can also click here to take advantage of the FLEXpay option.
Scott at JediDefender.com has posted some great large images of the new Vintage Collection figures that were unveiled in the latest issue of ToyFare magazine. Man, I can't wait for the new Bom Vimdin and Dr. Evazan - Spring 2011 is shaping up nicely!
At Toys R Us today (and today only), you'll find a great '50% Off' sale on select Star Wars toys. The sale appears to include the Star Wars Transformers, Galactic Heroes, the $70 Deluxe Vehicle line, and Role Play Helmets, Blasters, and Lightsabers.
Just a reminder that Sideshow Collectibles' 12" Gartogg Gamorrean Guard figure and additional 1:6 scale Jabba's Palace Archway Environment will go up for priority pre-ordering Thursday, December 9th, with the launch of the weekly Sideshow newsletter! To whet your appetite, Sideshow has posted the product image gallery a bit early!