Site sponsor Entertainment Earth is running a Buy One, Get One 60% Off Memorial Day sale! The sale includes a variety of select in-stock action figures, toys, and collectibles and runs through 11:59pm PT Tuesday, May 30th.
Hasbro's Mark Boudreaux is a popular guy this week. Yahoo! Movies has posted a new interview with Mark, offering up a first-hand history of Kenner's Star Wars playthings. Another really great read on the man responsible for so many of our favorite Star Wars toys!
Vanity Fair has posted a bunch of new Star Wars articles today in celebration of the big anniversary. Follow the links to read interviews with Rian Johnson, Kathleen Kennedy, Mark Hamill, and Adam Driver; plus features on Rey's (not Anakin's) Lightsaber and the title 'The Last Jedi'!
Now through May 31st, you can get $10 off orders of $50 or more (plus free shipping) at Hasbro Toy Shop when you enter promo code MAYSAVE10 at checkout!
We kicked off our 40th Anniversary celebration of Star Wars this morning with a gift from Hasbro, courtesy of their PR group. The Black Series 40th Anniversary 6" Legacy Pack features a brand new carded 6" Darth Vader figure and stand in packaging designed to inspire Kenner 'Early Bird' nostalgia. Look for it in stores now. #sponsored
Today is the 40th Anniversary of the release of Star Wars (aka A New Hope). To celebrate the film's milestone birthday, we'll be tweeting and retweeting many fun things on our Twitter account, so be sure to follow us (@JediDefender)!
StarWars.com has posted an interview with Hasbro design director Steve Evans that looks at the development of Hasbro's new 40th Anniversary 6" Darth Vader figure. Click on over to find out why this "no gimmicks" version of Vader was designed to help celebrate the 40th birthday of Star Wars.
Vanity Fair has posted their June cover story, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Definitive Preview. Head on over for the interviews with Rian Johnson, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, and more. Then start digesting all those Annie Leibovitz photos - new looks for returning characters plus new characters and locations revealed!
Earlier this week, StarWars.com posted a really nice feature on long-time Kenner/Hasbro employee Mark Boudreaux. Mark is currently the senior principal designer on Star Wars toys at Hasbro and has been working on the property ever since the early Kenner days. Jump on over and read on to find out how Star Wars became his life's work.
In case you missed it, a few of our forum members found Wave 2 of the Black Series 6" 40th Anniversary figures at their local Toys R Us store this week. The wave includes Jawa, Death Squad Commander, C-3PO, Chewbacca, Tusken Raider, and Stormtrooper.
Pittsburgh's Steel City Con returns June 9th to 11th, and Horror fans will want to take note! This is a special Horror Fan Edition of the show! Perfect for the filming location of the classic Dawn of the Dead! Read on for details.
Five Below isn't done dumping Star Wars toys. Friend of the site Blue Harvester reported, hot on the heels of Force Awakens figures recently turning up there, Rogue One Wave 3 (Shoretrooper, Thrawn, etc.) are also making an appearance at the discount chain! With Five Below, your mileage can/will vary, but happy hunting!
Just a reminder that our friends at Yakface are giving away a Gamestop exclusive 40th Anniversary 6" R5-D4 carded figure! Click here to find out what you need to do for your chance to win! (Give-away open to US residents only.)
In case you missed it on Twitter yesterday, Hasbro has announced a new Star Wars Battlefront NERF Rival Apollo XV-700 blaster and face mask. The Mandalorian warrior themed set will hit GameStop exclusively this Spring. Click here for the full press release and high-res images.
Zica Toys has updated their Facebook page with a look at the second figure included in their 3.75" Sectaurs figure kickstarter coming later this year. Click on the thumbnail to check out the General Spidrax figure. Zica revealed the first figure, Dargon, last month.
Funko has updated their blog with carded images of their upcoming 3.75" 1960s Batman Figures. Wave 1 includes Batman, Batgirl, Catwoman, King Tut, Bookworm, and two different Mr. Freeze figures (standard and 1-in-6 chase variant). Look for them to hit this summer.
Site sponsor Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for Wave 2 of the Black Series 6" 40th Anniversary figures. The case of eight includes 2x Jawa, 2x Death Squad Commander, 1x C-3PO, 1x Chewbacca, 1x Tusken Raider, and 1x Stormtrooper.
StarWars.com has announced the winner of the 2017 Hasbro Star Wars Fan Figure Poll! Marvel Comics character Doctor Aphra will be joining the 3.75" Vintage Collection line! Let's hope her droids, 0-0-0 and BT-1, will join the line eventually too!
The Daily Deal is back at sponsor Entertainment Earth! Today's deal is the 3.75" scale Rogue One Rapid Fire Imperial AT-ACT, which is on sale for $224.00 (25% off). If you missed out on the clearance deals last winter, this isn't a terrible price to finally nab this great toy.
Are you still looking for the Star Wars Celebration Orlando exclusive Black Series 40th Anniversary 6" X-Wing Luke Skywalker carded figure? If so, visit our friends at Yakface.com who just happen to be giving one away to celebrate Star Wars Day! (US residents only)
Today and tomorrow, you can get 15% off and free shipping on Star Wars products at Hasbro Toy Shop by using promo code STARWARS40TH at checkout!
Site sponsor Entertainment Earth is taking pre-orders for three new figures from Wave 4 of the Rogue One 3.75" basic figure line. Click on over and pre-order Admiral Raddus, Galen Erso, and Lieutenant Sefla while you can. No sign of a Fenn Rau (Star Wars Rebels) pre-order though.
In case you missed it, Wave 2 of the Black Series 40th Anniversary carded 6" figures has started hitting retail on the West Coast. Wave 2 includes Death Squad Commander, Jawa, Tusken Raider, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and Stormtrooper. Good luck on your toy runs this weekend and be sure to share your store finds in our forums!
Yakface has posted the latest episode of The Realm Recap videocast. In Vintage is the New Vintage, Jayson and Flyguy are back to break down the latest in collecting news including the big reveals from Star Wars Celebration Orlando and new items hitting stores.
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