October 31, 2004

 

Brian's ToyNews #278 Update!

The Sandcrawler has finally arrived and we have plenty in stock, get yours today! New reduced prices on our OTC Classic Collection Figures. Set of all 12 classic character available now for only $179.99. Series 1 Bust-Ups are now in at $6.99 each, the first wave includes Luke, C-3PO, Leia, Yoda, Han Solo & Chewbacca. Wholesale quantities are available. You can also purchase the set of six for $32.99 or you can get the set of 6 with the Exclusive clear Yoda Bust –Up for only $39.99! That’s over $10 off the individual prices!

 

Also new the Dark Horse Stormtrooper Mini-Bust and Dark Horse Luke X-Wing Mini-Bust. Other featured Star Wars this week include Clone Wars animated Series, POTJ Deluxe Figures, EP1 Set of Figures and Royal Starship and POTF2 select Commtech Figures, Multi-Figure Packs and Flash back set. Vintage Playsets featured this week include the Boxed Death Star C-8 w/ C-6.5 Box Complete, Death Star C-8 w/ C-7.5 Box (missing rope) and the Vehicles Loose Tatooine Skiff C-9.

 

Only one day left to get Star Cases at our sale price! Lots of Master Replicas featured this week, many new in stock including the Leia Blaster, Siganture Edition Leia , Darth Vader Scaled and the Sith Trio Display Stand. Featured GIJOES from many sections this week including 40th Anniversary, Valor vs. Venom, Joe vs. Cobra, Spy Troops and Vintage. V vs. V Wave 5 is now bck in stock, the latest vehicles are also now available. Four great new vintage carded figures now available including 1982 Snake Eyes AFA 85 Unpunched, 1984 Carded Firefly C-8.5 and CAT Tank C-9 with C-8. New MOTU Vintage Carded figures in-stock, Rio Blast C-9, Snout Spout C-9, Extendar C-9, Dragstor C-9 BotCon exclusives now in-stock including the 2004 Mega Zarak MIB C9, 2003 Sideswipe MIB C9 and 2003 Shadow Striker & Roulette MIB C9. New Marvel Legends now in-stock including Phoenix, Cable, Wolverine in Brown Costume and the Punisher Movie Version. Mail-Ins are the featured Simpsons this week including the Be-Sharps and Stonecutter Moe.

 

 

Silver Vader Reminder!

Just a reminder that tomorrow you can grab a FREE Silver Vader at TRU with a purchase of $20 bucks ot more. We also got reports of him being on sale for $9.99 and as low as $4.99 and reports of pegs full and less than 10, so be sure to let us know your experience!

 

 

 

 

KillerToys.com

12inch WOR Spawn In Spawn Series 21, McFarlane Toys released one of the most popular Spawn figures that would grace the series to this day. That figure is the Wings Of Redemption Spawn. Quickly becoming a hot commodity on the aftermarket due to it’s popularity, many fans both old-school and new lamented the fact that they were unable to secure one for their collections at the time of it’s release, for what ever reasons may be. The figure did appear again in the first Spawn Reborn series, however it was in a new repainted and slightly modified form. The demand was still present for the original version and McFarlane has heard and answered the plea with the release of the 12inch WOR Spawn figure! View and appreciate all the detail, bigger and better than ever! How much will this cost you ask? Only $26.95 will get this piece of McFarlane Toys art in your home.

 

SOTA Street Fighter Theyre finally here! Straight from Japan and SOTA are the new Import Street Fighter Figures! Whats the difference you ask? How about spiffy new packages with exclusive paint decos? Choose from Ryu, Chun-Li, Sodom, Bison, and Sagat! Each figure stands 6-7 inches high and is articulated in places once unknown, and theyre going to need if for all of those Street Fights! Be one of the special few to own these limited import figures for just $24.95 each!

 

Killertoys On The Road The date: November 6th-7th. The Place: Holiday Inn in Plantation, FL. The fun factor: immeasurable! This is your final weekend to make preparations to come and see us at Spooky Empires Screamfest 2004! Halloween may be this weekend, but thanks to Killertoys and Screamfest, the fun doesnt stop. We hope youre ready for us, cause were ready for you!

 

 

 

 

 

October 30, 2004

 

Vader Reminder Available Online!

Forum member Y_O_D_A lets us know that the Silver Vader is available for purchase from Amazon.com.  If you can't find the figure at your local Toys R Us, then you might consider this as an alternative to acquire this exclusive figure.

 

 

 

October 29, 2004

 

Andrew's Toyz News!

Andrews Toyz is running a Halloween Special! All orders placed ($19.99 and up) will receive 10% off! This special starts now and will disappear on Halloween. Use coupon code NEWS1031 at checkout. Andrew's Toyz continues to carry the greatest selection of Star Wars figures, collectibles and more! Post Original Trilogy figures are In Stock now, with new ones on the way. We will be taking pre-orders for Revenge of the Sith figures in the next couple weeks. ALL orders get a Free Gift! Go to Andrew's Toyz to place your order today!!

 

 

 

 

 

KEBco Newsletter!
The latest UPDATE from KEBcoToys.com:

* Non-Mint Sale will last about 2 more weeks on Saga, CW and OTC figures. Over 8000 figures remaining and 60 different figures to choose from. Most priced at $3.99 and $4.99.

 

*All Non-Mint figures are in the original packaging. Cards may have slight creases or bubbles may have slight dents. All figures in the packaging are complete and mint condition.

 

* We have a few of the OTC Cantina Bar Scenes remaining and a few more of the OTC Jedi Council Scenes.

 

*We also have a new shipment of the Deluxe Battle Droid Builder and the Sandtrooper Troop Builder 4-packs. 4.

 

*And be sure to enter our Halloween Contest Giveaway. One winner to be announced on Nov. 1st for an Alien Queen Deluxe Boxed Set by McFarlane. Visit  KEBcoToys.com today and the entire year for all of your action figures

 

2 Sided Teaser Poster!

Star Wars Shop just listed a new poster for sale. This one is a real treat for poster fans because it is the 2 sided posted that is not usually made available for the general public! Check it out  below and click on it to order!

 

 

 

 

 

October 28, 2004

 

Star Wars Trivial Pursuit & Other Games

The Gaming Report has a story about a new DVD version of Star Wars Trivial Pursuit along with a Clone Wars Risk game. Both will be released early next year. The Gaming Report also has other information regarding other games due out 2005.

 

 

 

 

ToyFellas.com News!

We just received Marvel Legends Series 7. $8.99 and up. On its way is the Luke X-WING Mini Bust. Marvel Legends Series 7 APOCALYPSE $19.99 GHOSTRIDER $8.99 HAWKEYE $19.99 WEAPON X WOLVERINE $8.99 VISION $19.99 SILVER CENTURION IRON MAN $8.99

 

 

 

 

Silver Vader News!

Yodasnews reader Epator reports:

 

Today the Manager from my local TRU, offered me to buy the Saga Silver Vader, she told me because I was a collector I should have priority!! So.. she show me one that was extremely damaged, the card was all bent and the bubble smashed, I asked to see another one, and she told me that this store only received 5 and all of them except for one were in really bad shape however, the MOC was already reserved, finally after a lot of negotiations she gave me the one MOC!!. She told me the promotion is going to start this Saturday and will consist on buying 20 bucks of SW stuff to get it. She also told me that compared to the Clone and R2, not many figures were released this time, so maybe that’s bad news for some of us. The Vader cost me 10.81 and she couldn’t give me a second one because of the extremely limited number of figures…. So good luck!!!

 

 

 

Star Wars Halloween Costumes.

Are you still in need of a Halloween costume and don't know what to do? Check out the deals on Ebay and maybe you will get lucky and find that they can ship before October, 31. If not, Hey there is always next year, right? Click here to start bidding.

 

 

 

October 27, 2004

 

OTC Y-Wing lands in Texas capital!

I just found plenty of the OTC Gold Leader's Y-Wing at a Toys R Us in Austin, TX.  For those of you that missed this vehicle in the POTF2 days, or you simply must have the repainted version, don't despair.  This vehicle is slowly but sure trickling into Toys R Us stores, just in time for holiday shopping.  Make sure to let us know what you find in your toy hunts. 

 

 

Other ones bit the dust

KB Toys announces plans to close down even more stores, as the toy store chain struggles financially.  Early last year, KB closed several of its stores as part of filing for Chapter 11.  The list of stores that possibly will close can be found here.

 

 

October 26, 2004

 

Jedi Force strong at Target!!

Several Reports came in this week that Jedi Force has hit strong at Target. All 4 can be found for $7.99 each, and take note that in most store they are NOT with the rest of the action figures but usually in the aisle with the Sports Figures next to the Galactic Heros!

 

 

 

Brian's ToyNews #278

All in stock Star Cases now on sale now through the end of October! Regular Star Cases only $1.00 each! Large Star Case only $1.50 each! New in stock this week, the Yoda Bust-Up! Coming soon, the Stormtrooper Mini-Bust and Luke X-Wing Mini Bust. The Saga Sandcrawler expected in in the next 2 weeks. Click here for the entire newsletter!

 

Art of Revenge!!!

From StarWars.com:

In Episode III, some of the meetings that take place in Chancellor Palpatine's office are considerably less civil than in previous films. With greater screen time, extensions were required like this anteroom designed by Warren Fu. Click here!

 

 

JohnsToys.com News!
From JohnsToys.com:

Star Wars Sandcrawler The new Sandcrawler from Hasbro's line of Saga Star Wars figures and vehicles consists of an exacting replica of the Jawa's Sandcrawler. Measuring over 16" long, and painted in an unique "worn" deco, the Sandcrawler looks like it just rolled in from the deserts of Tatooine! Best of all, this exclusive vehicle includes two figures: one Jawa and the RA Droid. Only $54.95! In stoc

 

October 25, 2004

 

www.billstoysandgames.com NewsBreak!!

We just received word in this morning that the highly anticipated Exclusive Sandcrawler will be arriving on Monday 10/25/04. We still have pre-orders available, and will have them with us at Wizard World Texas in 2 weeks.

 

We also received in the exclusive Y-Wing Fighter with Pilot and the new Emperor Palpatine, Executor Transmission Holographic figure. For the gamers out there, we have confirmed our orders for the new Clone Strike Miniatures and will open pre-orders on 10/24/04 with them shipping out to customers on 11/05

 

 

Star Wars Mini Games News!

Be sure to head over to our sister site www.starwarsminigames.com to check out info on the latest Clone Wars Previews and  for all the info on the latest mini news, meet up with other gamers and see when our next CMG night is scheduled! We just added some new staff and moderators so be sure to check it out and join in the fun and enter the new Miller Bros Contest!

 

www.starwarsminigames.com

 

 

 

Collectors Gallery News Release!

OTC Slave 1, Anakin Skywalker cup & figure, Luke X-wing pilot cup & figure, Fans Choice #5 Captian Antilles, Empire Dengar, Empire Admiral Ozzel, ANH Gen. Jan Dodonna, Snowspeeder commemorative model, Empire metal tin box, R2-D2 die cast pendant & many more vintage items added  Click here for more info!

 

 

October 23, 2004

 

Preview of upcoming Yoda book!

Through the official site; Del Rey is making 25 copies of their upcoming book Dark Rendezvous, a Star War novel featuring Yoda, available before its release.  To enter for a chance to be one of the lucky ones to get the book  head on over to the official site for all the details.

 

 

 

Celebration III shows love to the fans.

To show the appreciation for all the devoted Star Wars fans out there, Celebration III will set aside a limited amount of free exhibition space for fan clubs.  All the details can be found over at the official site or at the Celebration III site

 

 

October 22, 2004

 

www.billstoysandgames.com NewsBreak!!

Hello from the crew at Bill's Toys and Games. As we approach our year anniversary, our goal is to be your one stop shop for all those collectible and hard to find items you need. As the summer begins to cool down to make way for the upcoming holiday hustle and bustle, be sure to keep checking back as we add many new items from throughout the world for all different ages.

 

1st Year Anniversary Sale: As we approach the 1 year mark when we opened the site officially; use this code during checkout, *ANN20*, until 10/31/04 to save 10% on any order over $30.00, including pre-orders

 

Hot Categories To Check Out: * G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom * Masters of the Universe: Snakemen * My Little Ponies * Star Wars: Original Trilogy Collection * Transformers: Energon * Transformers: Super Link * Transformers: Universe

 

Another shipment of Original Trilogy Collection Basic figures has arrived and selling fast. Choose from an assortment of 45 different figures, basic and deluxe! We have such vintage classics as the Stormtrooper and Darth Vader, as well as such hot basic figures as Bib Fortuna, General Madine, and the Scout Trooper; and the retail exclusive carrying cases, in your choice of C-3P0 or Darth Vader. The BRAND NEW Commemorative Trilogy Multi Packs have been restocked, each one celebrating 1 of the original 3 movies. Also fresh off the truck is another shipment of the new Mos Eisley Cantina Scene 1 Packs, for only $29.99. For all the Gamers out there, we have restocked the new Rebel Storm Miniatures Game available, with both starters and boosters for sale, as well as some of the harder to find individual pieces. Check back at the beginning of November for the all new Clone Strike Expansion Booster Packs.

 

Also Bills let us know that #38 of the OTC line is indeed the Fan Choice #6 Imperial Scanning Crew Trooper (from Millennium Falcon Carrying Case)Figure, they just ran out of stock, but look for more in the next week or two, check out the pic below!

 

 

October 21, 2004

 

EP3 Preview!!

From Starwars.com:

The highly anticipated teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith will make its theatrical debut with Pixar's The Incredibles in the U.S. and Canada on November 5. However, members of starwars.com Hyperspace can see it before then as the full teaser will make its world-wide debut on starwars.com the early afternoon (U.S.) of November 4. This exclusive member-only preview will be in high-quality QuickTime format. Lucas Online is pleased to have partnered with AOL and Moviefone.com to provide starwars.com readers with fast and reliable access to Episode III video content. Subscribers to AOL will be able to see the trailer in streaming video formats starting November 4. Also look for the trailer on television the evening of November 4.

 

FPC Contest, 10 days down, 10 to go! *Reminder*!

The Staff wanted to reward the frequent posters here at Yodasnews.coms and  maybe bring some lurkers out of the woodwork, so a new contest has spawned and here  is how it will work.

 

It will be similar to the a few contests back where you had to be logged in to the forums, but to make it fun I will post a thread somewhere in the forums, could be ANYWHERE, it will be called FPC (short for Frequent Poster Contest) or some combination using those letters. All you have to do is find the thread and post a reply it in! It will be locked and unlocked at different times so you can only post in it when its unlocked. You can post once per 24 hour period. It will be "locked and unlocked" for about 3 weeks, ending at Midnight 12PM EST on 10-31-04.

 

At that time I will take all of the posts and EACH one will be put in a drawing for a prize. So you can have anywhere from one to 18 entries if you are lucky enough to find it each day and also to find it unlocked.

 

For more info, click here! Good Luck!

 

 

October 20, 2004

 

Andrew's Toyz News!

EPISODE III Post OTC Wave 3 figures are available for advance ordering now! You save $42+ when ordering a full set of 9 figures (set includes OTC Sandtrooper)! EP3/Post-OTC Waves 1 & 2 still remaining at low quantities...order soon. Gentle Giant Bust-Ups are in stock and going fast. Unleashed Aurra Sing, Stormtrooper & IG-88 are available for ordering along with the 2004 Holiday Jawas! All orders get a free gift. Go to Andrew's Toyz to place your order today!!

 

 

 

 

Draw Yoda you can!!

From Starwars.com:

Ever wanted to draw Star Wars characters just like the professional comic book artists? In this step-by-step series, Star Wars artists and illustrators show you how to draw some of the most beloved and memorable characters in the saga. So get your pencils and paper ready! Click here!

 

 

 

 Coming Next Year: The Dark Nest Trilogy!!!

From Starwars.com:

The heroes of the Star Wars galaxy have survived the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, but they will soon face their next great challenge when The Dark Nest trilogy of paperback novels begins next year. The disappearance of a small team of Jedi Knights -- including Jaina and Jacen Solo -- in the Unknown Regions has sparked controversy. The reclusive Chiss has lodged a formal complaint, angrily accusing the missing Jedi of meddling in a border dispute between the Chiss and an unidentified aggressor. Click here for more....

 

October 19, 2004

 

ToyFellas.com News!

New In Stock from Gentle Giants Studios Stormtrooper Mini Bust, only $49.99. Coming Soon Luke X-Wing Mini Bust & LOTR Gil-Galad Bust and many other great products, so please check back often.

 

 

 

 

 

Vote "I am your father" 2004!

If you can't decide who you are voting for President on November 2, don't stress out too much. In fact, practice those voting skills at the E! Online poll about the 101 Most Awesome Moments in entertainment. On the list for voting: "I am your father" Empire Strikes Back.

So do your patriotic duty and go Vote in the poll here!

 

 

Lucas to receive AFI Liftetime Achievement Award.

George Lucas has been selected by the American Film Institute's (AFI) Board of Trustees to receive the 33rd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film, it was announced today by Sir Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI Board of Trustees.

The award will be presented to Lucas at a gala tribute in Los Angeles in June 2005.

"I've been very fortunate to have had a long career doing what I love to do, and being recognized by AFI for it is really an honor," Lucas said. "I'm proud to be counted among such an extraordinary group of people whose lives are dedicated to the art of making movies."

You can check out the full story on this over at
ComingSoon.net!

 

Celebration III  April 21 - 24, 2005, Indianapolis, Indiana

Unless you live in a cave on Dagobah, you probably know that Celebration III registration has begun. So why haven't you signed up yet?!? Don't you know that this may be one of the biggest Star Wars events all year long? Possibly one of the biggest events ever! And to think, the event takes place a little less than a month before Episode III hits the movie theaters.

 

And if you purchase early, those in the U.S. who purchase 4-day badges and choose to have them shipped may also choose to receive a free Darth Vader foam head topper ($2.95 handling fee). Those who live outside the United States may pick up their free Darth Vader topper at Will Call with their badge ($2.95 handling fee).

 

Also, members of the Official Star Wars Fan Club will receive Fan Club lanyards that will allow them in early to select halls and programming, and into the Fan Club Lounge during Celebration III. Look for more news on Fan Club benefits on www.starwars.com and www.starwarscelebration.com. So what are you waiting for? Put that Dengar figure away and sign up today!

 

 

R2Dtoys.com News!

Gentle Giant BUST UPS - Glow in the Dark exclusive set £30 plus the CLEAR version £20 per set, both from the SDCC 2004.

 

We also received the US Exclusive YODA Clear Bust Up at just £4 each !

 

Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot Collectible Bust (allocated stock, please hurry) £39 COMING VERY SOON - GAMORREAN GUARD !

 

 Playskool Jedi Force figures Vader, C-3PO w/ R2-D2, Chewbacca and Luke X-Wing £11 or 12 each. VINTAGE figures are finally added to the site...sorry for the delay, but with the Sandcrawlers and Y-Wings to make ready, I had no time to update the VOTC.

 

The only figures we are waiting for are C-3PO and Leia. These will arrive soon, we also expect re-stocks of most other VOTC figures over the coming 2 weeks. GOLD exclusive .45 Obi Wan Mini Lightsaber is in stock at £55 each (not many left now so please hurry) lastly, we have started to accept pre-orders for the acrylic action figure display cases `Star Protector`. These are hard acrylic cases with a trapdoor at the base, meaning you can slide your figures in and out easily and either hang them on a wall or stand them on a shelf. They are awesome and cost £12 each. Re-stocks of the Stormtrooper 4-pack and Sandtrooper 4-pack also arrived today and we still have the Endor 4-pack at £8.

 

 

October 18, 2004

 

Brian's ToyNews #277

New Miniatures Rebel Storm Booster Packs now in stock, t

hree boxes available including Boba Fett, Han Solo and Stormtrooper!

 

Jedi Council #2 and 12" 3-pack still available. Feature Clone Wars and Saga this week includes select animated Clone Wars figures, MR Collector's Society Exclusive Obi-Wan ANH Gold Saber, select Saga carded figures back in stock,

 

Saga ROTJ 12" Biker Scout, Ewoks, Luke Jedi and Yoda - wholesale cases also available - the Saga Imperial Shuttle and exclusive Kubrick Boba Fett.

 

Other featured Star Wars this week, includes POTJ, EP1 & POTF2 12" Dolls, Carded Figures an Deluxe items. Some of our favorites include the POTJ 300th Boba Fett, EP1 Anakin's Pod Racer & R2-B1, POTF2 Illusive Concepts, 12" Biker Scout & Cantina Band Set and the EU Darktrooper.

 

And so much more....click here to see it all!

 

 

 EP3 Video, Behind the Curtain!!!

From Starwars.com:

The cables that snake along the stage floor of Episode III's shooting environment form an intricate web connecting key players of the production. George Lucas directs the actors on stage, but behind the curtain of blue and greenscreen is an entire world literally working behind-the-scenes. From the tent that contains the vital HD recording gear, to the soundboard that gathers production dialogue -- this documentary peeks behind the curtain to see just who lurks in the shadows. Click here!

 

October 16, 2004

 

News from KillerToys.com

KillerToys just listed all of the new Basic OTC Figures as well as the new Vintage OTC Figures on our site...prices start at $4.95 Click here to check it out!

 

And, Master Replica's Fans will be VERY happy to hear that Killer Toys now has up for Pre-Order many of the great new items from MR, click any of the Pictures or Links Below to check them out. And as a bonus, they are offering FREE SHIPPING ON ALL MR PRE-ORDERS!

 

Muppets Killertoys Animal
The moment you have all been waiting for is finally here... The Killertoys Exclusive Muppets Animal has arrived, hot off the truck and straight into the Killertoys warehouse!

This exclusive is the first time ever that Animal... the most popular member of the Electrice Mayhem Band has been immortalized as his own figure in his own clamshell.. Each figure will come with a bunch of accessories... including a drum head with the Killertoys Logo, a bottle of insta grow pills, drum sticks and a set of bongos! Only limited quantities have been produced of this wild and crazy exclusive, so once hes gone, hes gone! Order yours today for only $15.95!

 

 

Star Wars Mini Games News!

Be sure to head over to our sister site www.starwarsminigames.com for all the info on the latest mini news, meet up with other gamers and see when our next CMG night is scheduled! We just added some new staff and moderators so be sure to check it out and join in the fun and enter the new Miller Bros Contest!

 

www.starwarsminigames.com

 

 

 

KEBco Newsletter!
The latest UPDATE from KEBcoToys.com:

Huge Non-Mint Sale on Saga, CW and OTC figures. Over 20,000 figures and 100 different figures to choose from. Most priced at $3.99 and $4.99. All Non-Mint figures are in the original packaging. Cards may have slight creases or bubbles may have slight dents. All figures in the packaging are complete and mint condition. Also, be sure to enter our Halloween Contest Giveaway. One winner to be announced on Nov. 1st

 

Frequent Poster Contest Continues On! *Reminder*!

The Staff wanted to reward the frequent posters here at Yodasnews.coms and  maybe bring some lurkers out of the woodwork, so a new contest has spawned and here  is how it will work.

 

It will be similar to the a few contests back where you had to be logged in to the forums, but to make it fun I will post a thread somewhere in the forums, could be ANYWHERE, it will be called FPC (short for Frequent Poster Contest) or some combination using those letters. All you have to do is find the thread and post a reply it in! It will be locked and unlocked at different times so you can only post in it when its unlocked. You can post once per 24 hour period. It will be "locked and unlocked" for about 3 weeks, ending at Midnight 12PM EST on 10-31-04.

 

At that time I will take all of the posts and EACH one will be put in a drawing for a prize. So you can have anywhere from one to 18 entries if you are lucky enough to find it each day and also to find it unlocked.

 

For more info, click here! Good Luck!

 

 

October 15, 2004

 

NEW Star Wars Miniatures Preview.

The good folks at Wizards of the Coast, who make the highly addictive Star Wars Miniatures strategy game, have a new expansion that's going to drop on November 5, 2004. It's the Clone Strike expansion and it's full of new collectible warrior figs from the Star Wars movies that you can command in battle. Click here for more information.

 

 

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More Galactic Heroes from Tatooine.

Do you think you have them all? Wait just a second because a fourth wave of figures from the Galactic Heroes series, based on characters from Tatooine as seen in Return of the Jedi, will be coming out soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 Frank Oz Yoda TOPPS Widevision Autograph Card!!!

You may be pretty proud of that signed picture of Frank Oz  you have but nothing beats what one Ebay member is selling. Already at $100 and 3 days left for bidding, the autograph comes from the Star Wars Episode II : Attack of The Clones movie set. This would be an excellent addition to any autograph collection. Click here to place your bid.

 

 

Costume Ideas for Halloween.

If you haven't purchased your Halloween costume yet shame on you. There is only 15 more days until Halloween. However, maybe you can make your own costume or at least find someone to make it for you. The following are websites about costuming that have the SW fan in mind:

 

The Padawan's Guide is a unique website that is more of a costume research site. Here, you can find a wealth of knowledge about SW costuming.

 

Obi Wan's Jedi Academy is another nice site that gives costuming tips, shows you how to get started, and even gives information about how to build your very own lightsaber.

 

The Jedi Assembly is perfect if you are looking for a community of members who talk about costuming. They also talk about other SW related stuff too but if you would like to chat with other people who have actually made costumes, you may want to check them out.

 

And as always, you can chat with people in our forum about costuming here at YodasNews too!

 

 

October 14, 2004

 

Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise!
Genttle Giant confirms that Han Solo in stormtrooper disguise will be available in mini bust form.  An availability date has not been provided, but the production number is revealed at 3500.  This mini bust will be an exclusive to Gentle Giant Collector Club Members.  Get all the details here.

 

 

 

 

Screen Themes Classic Characters 2!
The official website announces yet another addition to Screen Themes.  This time around we are treated to more classic characters.  You can tryout screen themes through the official site and download a montage of this theme for free.  To get the full version you do have to pay.  Get all the details here.

 

 

 

Gold Leader In Stock!.
Toys R Us the greatly anticipated OTC Y-Wing Gold Leader, in stock and ready to order through their website.  This vehicle wills et you back $29.99.  Get yours, here, before they run out.

 

 

 

 

R2Dtoys.com News!

ALL IN HAND NOW AND SHIPPING NOW !

LOTR:Toybiz Trilogy ROTK series 3 and TTT series 3

Sideshow Weta Morgul Lord, Helms Deep, Golden Hall and Smeagol PLUS many older statues including Stone Trolls !

STAR WARS: Master Replicas Leia Blaster (LE and Signature version) Darth Vader FX Lightsaber with stand £89 Luke ESB FX £79 Sandcrawler with 2 Jawas and droid £41 (all pre-orders confirmed at £39 and already prepared for shipping).  Y-Wing Gold Leader with pilot £33 Emperor Palpatine Holographic (Star Wars Shop special) OTC £10 8 Vintage OTC figures: Stormtrooper, Lando, Vader, Yoda, Han, Obi Wan, Leia, C-3PO.  37 basic OTC figures (Scanning Crew Member coming soon)!

Star Wars Heritage Cards (factory sealed boxes)

Code 3 Slave 1 SIGNATURE series and regular, X-Wing and Falcon

COMING SOON - DVD COMMEMORATIVE SETS £19 EACH (OR 3 IN A SET FOR £55)

 

October 13, 2004

 

Welcome Andrew's Toyz!

We would like to welcome Andrew's Toyz to Yodasnews.com! Andrew's Toyz is a one of the only stores out there that caters 100% to the Star Wars Collector! There site is loaded with everything Star Wars you can imagine! Be sure to stop over and take a look! And look for weekly specials posted right here!

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Hyperspace Benefits at Celebration III.
Although Celebration III is several months away, be sure your Hyperspace membership is up to date. The Official Star Wars Fan Club member can look forward to exclusive benefits at Celebration III, including early admission each day of the show, and admission to the Fan Club Lounge. Fan Club members who purchase 4-day badges during online pre-registration also will receive 4 free "Friends & Family" passes, a benefit designed with families in mind. Visit the official site for the details, and check back occasionally for more reasons to join Hyperspace or renew your membership.

 

Green Clone Exclusive Back in Stock ***UPDATE**!!

Mistabinks is on fire today! He also reports in that the Exclusive Green Clone Trooper Sergeant Mini Bust is back in stock! Click here to grab it for 49.99!

 

***UPDATE** SWS confirmed this was done in error, those that placed an order will get a 10% off next purchase code!

 

 

Knights of the Old Republic II- The Sith Lords preview.

The official LucasArts website has posted a 2MB gameplay clip from the upcoming Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords. The movie shows off the planet Korriban the "graveyard world". For a sneak peek click here.

 

 

 

Carving Pumpkin Ideas for Halloween.

If you are planning on carving a pumpkin for Halloween, here are a few places you may want to check out that has the SW fan in mind:

 

Ether Graphics is a great website that has patterns that are in PDF format which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Their patterns include Darth Maul, Boba Fett, and Yoda.

 

Carving Pumpkins is another nice website that has a wide variety of SW patterns that include Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and even Jar Jar Binks himself.

 

Zombie Pumpkins is a great website that has a lot of pumpkin carving resources. Although you have to pay a small fee to access their patterns, they have a HUGE variety of pumpkin patterns.

 

For instructions on carving pumpkins and useful tips visit Pumpkin Masters.

 

October 12, 2004

 

VOTC IN STOCK....HURRY!!

Mistabinks reports in that As of this moment, WalMart.com has VOTC Darth Vader, Lando, and Boba Fett in stock for $9.83. Just put "original trilogy collection" in the search box. Thanks Mistabinks, hurry on over, it wont last long!

 

 

 

Green Clone Exclusive Back in Stock!!

Mistabinks is on fire today! He also reports in that the Exclusive Green Clone Trooper Sergeant Mini Bust is back in stock! Click here to grab it for 49.99!

 

 

 

 

 

Frequent Poster Contest Starts 10-12-04 Midnight!

The Staff wanted to reward the frequent posters here at Yodasnews.coms and  maybe bring some lurkers out of the woodwork, so a new contest has spawned and here  is how it will work.

 

It will be similar to the a few contests back where you had to be logged in to the forums, but to make it fun I will post a thread somewhere in the forums, could be ANYWHERE, it will be called FPC (short for Frequent Poster Contest) or some combination using those letters. All you have to do is find the thread and post a reply it in! It will be locked and unlocked at different times so you can only post in it when its unlocked. You can post once per 24 hour period. It will be "locked and unlocked" for about 3 weeks, ending at Midnight 12PM EST on 10-31-04.

 

At that time I will take all of the posts and EACH one will be put in a drawing for a prize. So you can have anywhere from one to 18 entries if you are lucky enough to find it each day and also to find it unlocked.

 

For more info, click here! Good Luck!

 

 

Collectors Gallery News Release!

20 new OTC figures in stock include Han Solo, Princess Leia, Obi Wan Kenobi, tie fighter pilot, Yoda Dagobah, Spirit of Obi Wan, Luke X-Wing pilot, IG-88, Luke Bespin, Lobot & many more. Also Chewbacca maquette, OTC Millenium Falcon, X-Wing aces target game boxed in stock  Click here for more info!

 

 

October 11, 2004

 

 

 

Silver Vader at Amazon.com!

Looking for a Silver Vader? How does $9.99 with Free Shipping sound? Then Click Right here, and HURRY!! They show as Sold Out and then In stock, keep an eye on it and you should be able to order! Thanks to At-At Driver for the tip!

 

 

 

 

K & C NEW ITEMS!

K & C Collectibles has received a few of the special Mexico Yoda and Luke 2-packs this week.  Vintage OTC figures are back in-stock.  We also have received more Luke X-Wing and Anakin Skywalker Figure with glasses.  Pre-Order the IG-88 Mini Bust this month. 


Special Figure Sets:
Yoda and Luke Mexico 2-pack

A New Hope contains Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO & R2-D2.
Empire Strikes Back contains Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca.
Return of the Jedi contains Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine and Stormtrooper.


OTC Figures:
Tusken Raider – OTC #23
Jawas – OTC #24
Snowtrooper – OTC #25
Boba Fett – OTC #14
 

Vintage OTC Figures:
Boba Fett
Stormtrooper
R2-D2 – Sold Out Saturday Oct 9th
Chewbacca – Sold Out Saturday Oct 9th
Luke Skywalker
Darth Vader
Lando Calrissian

Pre-Order by October 31st:
IG-88 Mini Bust

Brian's ToyNews #276!

Tons of great items are in stock now at Brians! Click here to all the news items in stock! They also have in stock the Silver Darth Vader & the Battlefront Scout Trooper for only $19.99 each with the a qualifying purchase.

 

 

 

New Limited Edition Jedi Force Pictures!

For those of you that missed it! Yoda027 was lucky enough to win one the first 50 Jedi Force Luke Skywalker figures from the new Jedi Force line. Each of the limited edition figures were shipped with a special hologram on the top with your unique number (in this case #19) that also matches up with the same hologram sticker on the COA.

 

Check out the pictures below!

 

 

 

   

 

October 9, 2004

 

 

Star Wars is "Hot, Hot, Hot"

Some new Star Wars T-Shirts and Buttons are now on sale at Hot Topic. Head over to get your Yoda Button or Kiss a Wookie T-Shirt. and many more items! Thanks to Chewbacca38 for the heads up!

 

 

 

 

EP3 Teaser Poster?

Ain't it cool news has posted what they say is the first teaser poster for Episode 3.  It shares a similar theme to what we saw back in 1999 for the EP1 Poster. Click here to take a look!

 

 

 

 

News from KillerToys.com

KillerToys just listed all of the new Basic OTC Figures as well as the new Vintage OTC Figures on our site...prices start at $4.95 Click here to check it out!

 

And, Master Replica's Fans will be VERY happy to hear that Killer Toys now has up for Pre-Order many of the great new items from MR, click any of the Pictures or Links Below to check them out. And as a bonus, they are offering FREE SHIPPING ON ALL MR PRE-ORDERS!

Rebel Blaster Episode IV: A New Hope

Snowspeeder Replica From Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) Episode V: The Empire Strike Backs

MR Stormtrooper Blaster Episode IV: A New Hope

 

MR Princess Leia Organa Blaster Episode IV: A New Hope

 

 

Family Guy Series 2 Very few cartoons in TV history come back from the dead, if any ever have at all. Only one in recent history has risen from the cancellation grave, and that show is Family Guy, featuring the exploits of everyman Peter Griffin and his off the wall clan. And I cant think of a funnier show that deserves the honor. After an outrageously successful performance by the first series of Family Guy Figures from Mezco, the family is back by popular demand in plastice form and storming onto the stage in an even crazier assortment. Set includes the following Naked Peter with Pillow and Video Meg Griffin with Pig and 2 Purses Mutant Stewie with Egg base Quagmire with Blow Up Doll Rufus Griffin with Guitar and Album Death with The Dog. Series one has been flying out of our warehouse faster than you can say Quahog, and series 2 with all of its popular fan requested characters from the show is bound to be just as hot, if not more so! Pre order your case today at the great price of just $64.95! Cases of 12 are also available for only $124.95 each!

 

 

JohnsToys.com News!
From JohnsToys.com:

 

Star Wars Original Trilogy Collection 12" Figures Similar to the vintage 3 ¾" figures, these 12" figures will be modern sculpts on reproductions of the original packaging card front and box shape. Each will have their own unique outer casing that was designed with premium graphics and a special silver banner. Item Codes: SWOTC4

 

Star Wars Emperor Palpatine Cane and Clasp Replica As seen in Return of the Jedi. Strong and sturdy, the cane is made of shock resistant molded resin with a permanently attached rubber foot at the end of the cane to protect the tip. The twisted, gnarled cane is a well-recognized emblem of the warped, evil Emperor Palpatine. Set includes the cane and the clasp. Both the cane and the clasp have a highly polished, ebony finish. The cane comes with a numbered metal plaque, plaque holder, certificate of authenticity and on a wall plaque with a gunmetal texture and machined aluminum support posts covered in rubber coated silicon, to display the replica to its best advantage. Both the Cane and the Clasp are directly molded from the original prop. Limited to 1500 pieces worldwide. Now only $99.00! In stock

 

Star Wars Holiday Jawa Figure Set Inspired by the artwork of renowned concept artist Ralph McQuarrie, this limited Holiday Edition set is the third in a series and features two 3 3/4-inch exclusive Jawa figures with colorful eyes standing on a holiday base, with holiday scenery, gift accessories and includes a holiday greeting card with envelope. 21.95.

 

 

 

October 8, 2004

 

Star Wars Chicks for a Cause!!!

Most people may not know this but October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is a serious disease afflicting 1 in 7 women. Why should any men care about this? For starters, although very rare, some men can get breast cancer too. It has hit home for some of the staff members as I'm sure it does for some readers as well.

The Star Wars Chicks website is collecting donations to give to the Breast Cancer Research foundation. Donate now and you'll even  receive a Star Wars Chick Lapel Pin! Yodasnews.com was happy to donate to this great cause and hopes some of its readers will as well! Here is the website: http://starwarschicks.com/pins/donate.shtml

 

 

 

 

New Figures!

Hasbro has updated with some new figures for 2005! Included in the mix is Dannik Jerriko,Feltipern Trevagg and Myo. Grab a Glass and Click here to check it out and to see the latest pics!

 

 


 

KEBco Newsletter!
The latest UPDATE from KEBcoToys.com:

Sale lasts 4 more days on EP2, Saga and CW Figures for $2.99 and $3.99  Over 2000 figures remaining All of our EP2, Saga and CW Figures are on sale for 4 more days. On Monday they will go back to regular price.

 

 

 

 

October 7, 2004

 

DVD Producer Van Ling Hyperspace Chat!!

From StarWars.com:

 

Now that you've explored the Star Wars Trilogy DVD, and perhaps revisited your Episode I and II DVDs, Hyperspace brings Star Wars fans the opportunity to chat with an essential team-member that helped put together each of these amazing releases. Producer Van Ling will be online this Friday to field question from members of Hyperspace: The Official Star Wars Fan Club. When Lucasfilm first began producing Star Wars DVDs, they sought out the best talents in the field. Van Ling served as technical producer on Episode I, II and the newly released Star Wars Trilogy DVD set. He produced the amazing full motion menu designs that take viewers directly into the Star Wars galaxy. To that end, he has digitally constructed incredibly detailed and layered environments, choosing three distinct worlds for each film DVD, as well as even more for the DVD bonus discs. For more information about Van Ling and his work, see these features click here!

 

 

R2Dtoys.com News!

This weekend sees Collectormania at Milton Keynes, and this one will be the BEST Star Wars event the UK has seen for a long long time. Yes we will be there... So if you want to meet any of us or collect new items and (we hope) a nice exclusive, pop along ! IN STOCK Gentle Giant Stormtrooper Mini Bust - already SOLD OUT at many US stores and not released in Europe yet ! Just £39 each and very low stock already. This is the fastest selling GG bust we have ever had ! Galactic Heroes wave 2 IN STOCK - incl. Clone Trooper Galactic Heroes wave 3 IN STOCK - incl. Boba Fett all £6 each Sideshow Weta Pre Orders COMING SOON !! Helms Deep £109 Golden Hall £109 Morgul Lord £179

 

 

 

October 6, 2004

 

New Limited Edition Jedi Force Pictures!

Yoda027 was lucky enough to win one the first 50 Jedi Force Luke Skywalker figures from the new Jedi Force line. The new line is VERY cool and I think it will be a big hit with collectors and kids. Each of the limited edition figures were shipped with a special hologram on the top with your unique number (in this case #19) that also matches up with the same hologram sticker on the COA.

 

Check out the pictures below!

 

 

 

   

 

 

Collectors Gallery News Release!

Taking preorders on the MR Darth Maul, Darth Vader & Count dooku .45 scale mini lightsabers & Sith display case. Chewbacca Attakus statue, Rubies biker scout helmet, Anakin FX lightsaber, 6 vintage Star Wars frisbees, Boba Fett & Darth Vader Sigma figures & more IN STOCK Click here

 

 

 

Holographic Emperor Figure Shipping!!

Forum members are reporting that they are getting e-mails that the Emperor is on his way to your doorstep so keep your eyes open and be sure to report in when you get it in this thread here!

 

 

   

 

 

October 5, 2004

 

R2Dtoys.com News!

IN STOCK and shipping now: Master Replicas .45 GOLD Collectors Society Obi Wan Kenobi Mini saber £59 Master Replicas COMIC CON .45 Clean/Pristine Mini Saber £45 Code 3 X-Wing, Millennium Falcon and Slave I. All £279 each including display case and stand.

 

SHIPPING THIS WEEK - Princess Leia Blaster (according to our distributor they will arrive on Thursday !) New samples have been added to our site and our ebay 99p start auctions ready for loading tomorrow (Wednesday): Y-Wing Fighter OTC Yarua Prequel OTC Pablo Jill Prequel OTC Rabe (Dorme) Prequel OTC Queen Amidala Ceremony Prequel OTC Sly Moore Prequel

 

OTC ALSO COMING THIS WEEK: Gentle Giant Asajj Ventrss Statue £59 New larger PlaySkool figures Vader, Luke X-Wing etc (very cool) Bust-ups (clear version and glow in the dark version) We hope to secure a few more Gentel Guant Stormtrooper busts soon, as they are already fully sold out and in fact over sold !

 

We were forced to increase the price to £45 from £39 (but not for those that ordered at £39) because this reflects the additional cost to ship such large deluxe statues compared to basic busts from overseas.

 

We are finally expecting our delivery of ROTK 3 and TT series 3 trilogy figures this Thursday. These have been in the pipeline for a long time....having been let down 3 times by our supplier because toybiz sent them the wrong items ! Lastly, we are almost clear of our backlog and running just 1 day behind schedule at present. We have worked long hard hours to get orders processed and shipped, we physically got more orders than were possible to ship within the same timeframe ! Thats the first time it ever happened and that will explain the recent delays in receiving your orders and email replies. Wer are sorry about that but we have been working as hard as we can.

 

 

Y-Wing Attack for Pre-order!!.

Lego fans can rejoice at the chance to grab latest Lego Offering. The Lego site now has it up for pre-order for 119.99! Check it out here!

 

 

 

 

 

Star Wars Miniature Game Contests!!.

The winners have been named and 3 lucky forum members at www.starwarsminigames.com will take home prizes! And there is another contest now running, if you are a fan of this new great game, be sure to check out www.starwarsminigames.com for contests and news!

 

 

October 4, 2004

 

New Star Wars Watch offered by Fossil!

In the market for a new watch? Looking to add to that collection? Well then be sure to check out Fossil.com to take a look at the latest Star Wars watch offered by Fossil limited to only 500! They also have FREE SHIPPING!

 

 

 

 

K & C NEW ITEMS!

K & C Collectibles has received the latest OTC figures.  Most have already sold out but we still have some left.  You can also order the DVD Commemorative Trilogy Figure Collections individually now.

 

New OTC Figures (Back In Stock):
Han Solo - OTC #35 – Sold Out
General Madine - OTC #36
Lando Calrissian - OTC #32 & #37 – Sold Out
Gamorrean Guard - OTC #30 – Sold Out

Bib Fortuna - OTC #31
Darth Vader - OTC #29 & #34 – Sold Out
Princess Leia - OTC #33 – Sold Out


OTC Figures (Back In Stock):
Luke Skywalker – OTC #01 – Up side down version
Tusken Raider – OTC #23
Jawas – OTC #24
Snowtrooper – OTC #25
Boba Fett – OTC #14
Our remaining stock of other OTC figures is just about gone, so don’t delay.
 

New Vintage OTC Figures:
Boba Fett
Stormtrooper
Luke Skywalker
Yoda
Darth Vader
Lando Calrissian

DVD Commemorative Collection:
A New Hope contains Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO & R2-D2.
Empire Strikes Back contains Han Solo, Princess Leia and Chewbacca.
Return of the Jedi contains Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine and Stormtrooper.


 

DVD Buttons:
First Time on DVD Button 1

First Time on DVD Button 2

Check it all out at K & C Collectibles

 

October 3, 2004

 

Amazon offers FREE Shipping on Star Wars items.

You can now enjoy FREE shipping on most Star Wars toys and collectibles at Amazon.com. This includes pre-orders on upcoming items such as the new Y-Wing Fighter and Darth Vader Voice Changer.  A few items have also been discounted down like the Red Leader X-Wing and 12" Leia Boussh and Han Carbonite. Click here to get some great Star Wars items.

 

 

Star Wars Miniature Game Contest FINAL DAYS!.

Don't forget about the contest that started on 9-23-04, to celebrate the launch of the new site. We will send one lucky winner 10 random Minis to help build your army! All you have to do is register in the forums (all free and instant access) and have at least 5 posts before 10-4-04. The winner will be posted on the contest page and in the Forums.

 

www.starwarsminigames.com

 

 

 

Star Wars fans Stay on Target!

As if you don't have enough Star Wars stuff already, go check out Target tomorrow for a fantastic sale. Figures will be $3.88, Lightsabers $14.88 and 15% off all other Star Wars toys!

 

 

 

 

October 2, 2004

 

News from KillerToys.com

KillerToys just listed all of the new Basic OTC Figures as well as the new Vintage OTC Figures on our site...prices start at $4.95 Click here to check it out!

 

And, Master Replica's Fans will be VERY happy to hear that Killer Toys now has up for Pre-Order many of the great new items from MR, click any of the Pictures or Links Below to check them out. And as a bonus, they are offering FREE SHIPPING ON ALL MR PRE-ORDERS!

Rebel Blaster Episode IV: A New Hope

Snowspeeder Replica From Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) Episode V: The Empire Strike Backs

MR Stormtrooper Blaster Episode IV: A New Hope

 

MR Princess Leia Organa Blaster Episode IV: A New Hope

 

 

Star Wars Video Game Controllers.

Intec, Inc., a leading video game accessory manufacturer, has announced in a press release that they have struck a deal with Lucasfilms Ltd. for the licensing rights to design accessories and controllers for Star Wars video games. These Star Wars controllers for Xbox and PS2 will be hitting shelves in time for this holiday season. Intec will also be working with Lucas Arts to design new products to go with future gaming titles such as the Episode III video game.

Click here to read the full press release

 

October 1, 2004

 

ToyFellas.com News!

We received some new items today including the Red Clone Trooper Unleashed and G.I. Joe Valor vs. Venom Wave 4. We also still have some Asajj Ventress Maquette & Bossk Mini Bust left. S

 

STAR WARS UNLEASHED Red Clone Trooper $19.99 Bossk $16.99 Aayla Secura $16.99

 

 

G.I. JOE VALOR VS. VENOM WAVE 4 Duke vs Venomous Maximus $8.99 Snake Eyes with Ninja Lightning cycle $8.99 Dr. Link Talbot vs Night Creeper $8.99 General Abernathy vs Overkill $8.99 Gung Ho vs Wild Weasel $8.99 Sand Scorpion vs Razor Trooper $9.99 Kamakura vs Storm Shadow $9.99

 

 

STAR WARS STATUES & MINI BUST Asajj Ventress Maquette $69.99 Bossk $39.99

 

 

Return to Galaxies for Free

From Starwars.com:

 

Players of Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided who left the game more than 60 days ago have been invited to come back to check the game out for 10 consecutive days for free!

 

All players need to do is log back into their accounts and start playing. Many new features and attractions have been in the past number of months, including: New Jedi Quests - a quest-based system that guides players through an incredibly exciting and challenging series of missions that leads to Jedi Master. Exciting New Quests and Missions - like the "Corellian Corvette" and the "Deathwatch Bunker" which offer true Star Wars-style adventure with the promise of great rewards. Improved New Player Experience - Featuring Personal Helper Droids that aid new players in completing quests and advancing more quickly through the early levels of the game.

 

So players who have been thinking about coming back to Star Wars Galaxies to check out what's new before the Jump to Lightspeed space expansion hits, now's the time to do it. And if players decide to re-subscribe, their account will be credited with 10 additional free days of play time!

 

 

 

 

Bust Up Army Builder Fans!

Will be happy to know that StarWarsShop.com has up for pre-order a 3 pack of the Stromtrooper Bust Ups that you can only get there. Pic below and check out the store for more info!

 

 

   

 

 

KEBco Newsletter!
The latest UPDATE from KEBcoToys.com:

Our sale on EP2, Saga and Clone Wars figures priced at $2.99 and $3.99 will last for about another 7 to 10 days. They will then go back to regular price. We added about 2000 more figures to the site last night and there are still over 60 different figures to choose from. Also, be sure to enter out OTC Complete Set of 50 Giveaway, 3 lucky winners will be announced tonight

 

 

 

 

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