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*Official Collecting Community Forum Newsletter* Issue 9, April 2006

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  1. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Issue 9, April 2006

    Welcome to issue 9 of the STAR WARS Collecting Community Forum Newsletter!

    Thank you for stopping by! So Darth Real Life got in the way and I ended up not doing a ToyFair edition of the newsletter (bad, BAD newletter writer!) Sorry folks :( so I?ll just trundle on and try to round things up. There will be some left-over toyfair coverage in here ? just not all of it. Expect this newsletter to be quite long since I missed so much! Please appeciate the vast amounts of stuff in here - because the coding on this 19 page beast was a nightmare!

    Again - there are things I probably missed out on - I know nothing about Force F/X lightsabers - so if you ever feel like filling me in on up-and-coming products from this line - PLEASE do so! I hate missing out on stuff :(

    Enjoy!

    Back Issues:

    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Collecting/b10004/21642958/?25] Issue 1, September 2005[/link]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Collecting/b10004/21778647/?0]Issue 2, October 2005[/link]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Collecting/b10004/21977984/?2]Issue 3, October 2005[/link]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/collecting/b10004/22243578/p1/?0]Issue 4, November 2005[/link]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=22494887&brd=10004&replies=0]Issue 5, December 2005[/link]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/collecting/b10004/22766012/p1/?8]Issue 6, January 2006[/link]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/collecting/b10004/22909768/p1/?6]Issue 7, January 18, 2006[/link]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/collecting/b10004/23062855/p1/?6]Issue 8, February 8, 2006[/link]


    Toys! Toy! Toys!
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    Hasbro

    Taters and Galactic Heroes!

    Artoo-Potatoo!

    [image=http://www.rebelscum.com/tf2006/tf06-Hasbrocute/IMG_0265.JPG]

    The kiddie gallery of toys in the Hasbro booth gave ToyFair viewers a first peek at Artoo-Potatoo. This feisty little droid appears to be smaller than Darth Tater, but much like publicity photos indicate, he?s highly detailed and adorable!

    [link=http://www.rebelscum.com/tf2006/tf06-Hasbrocute/default.asp]Click here for full gallery of images![/link]

    Artoo-Potatoo and Princess Tater are available for preorder on Hasbro.com. [link=http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/ProductsByBrand.htm?BR=485&ID=17512&src=GENEMHT10002]Click here[/link] to pre-order. Shipping time is early July!


    Galactic Heroes

    The popular and adorable Galactic Heroes line is still alive. Only a couple of newish looking pairs of figures were presented: Sandtroooper and Old Ben (no hood) and a Palpatine and Red Clone. RS is also reporting that Hasbro is going to be releasing toy lightsabers w/ a Galactic Hero that matches the Saber ? Vader w/ a Vader Saber, Obi-Wan w/ Ben?s saber, and strangely Luke w/ a Qui-Gon Jinn saber.

    Click link above for images.

    Wave 3 Figures

    Hasbro recently revealed their newest wave of GH figures that include: Greedo/Han, Tie-Fighter Pilot/Wedge, Luke & Han in stormtrooper gear w/ removable helmets, Old Ben/Sandtrooper!

    [link=http://www.hasbro.com/starwars/default.cfm?page=news&newsid=27B99B3E-D56F-E112-4FCBAC3271E57383]Click here for images![/link]

    Vote for Hasbro Fan Favorite!

    The top 25 have been revealed! Now is your chance to vote for which figure YOU would like for Hasbro to make as the fan favorite! Included on the list, Ice Cream Maker guy, Mara Jade Skywalker, Quinlan Vos, Clone Wars Snowbunny Padme, Funeral Padme, Yarna D?al Gargan, Darth Revan, and many more! You can only vote once. [link=http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazines/toyfare/TF20060313-tf_poll.cfm]Click here to vote![/link]

    STAR WARS Saga Collection News

    Hasbro presented their entire line of Saga Collection figures for 2006 at Toyfair, including the mail-in Stormtrooper George Lucas figure! Figures each come on their own pewt
     
  2. skywalker_1982

    skywalker_1982 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    "Monster comes complete w/ Drool"
    [face_laugh]
     
  3. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    :eek: PLJ, you work too hard!!! That's just top notch stuff. =D=

     
  4. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Great job, PLJ!
     
  5. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Excellent.

    I'm really intrigued by those bookends and the Royal Guard statue. They are just too cool.
     
  6. AT-AT_Commander

    AT-AT_Commander Jedi Master star 4

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    Great Job PLJ!!!! Too mucj info to handle in one sitting right now for me but I'll get too it. Can't wait to read the interview.
     
  7. AmmersVI

    AmmersVI Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Fantastic PLJ! =D=
    Seeing your Luke makes me wish Sideshow would start shipping Obi-Wan now!
     
  8. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Great work, PLJ! =D=

    Now if only I could afford all those cool items...
     
  9. IncomT65

    IncomT65 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Girl, you keep on making my wish list longer (added Sulpting the Galaxy)! Thank you [:D]!!! Quite a lot to read, but well worth it. Better all the good stuff in one big newsletter, than tidbits every day or so. Keep it up!

     
  10. Master_Jedi80

    Master_Jedi80 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    This is Great PLJ!!
    Excellent work!
     
  11. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike JC Collecting Manager and RSA Canada star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Great job Erika !!!
     
  12. Lord-Wiz

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

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    best newsletter yet! =D=

    that sideshow mace looks awesome! (where have i been that i haven't seen that before? :oops: :oops: )
     
  13. OBIX1

    OBIX1 Jedi Master star 6

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    Great work PLJ! =D=
     
  14. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I don't know, guess you need to start hanging out in the Sideshow thread. We're always jumping on every new release that's coming out.

    Thanks for all of the kind words folks! :)

    So what's everyone getting excited about coming out?
     
  15. IncomT65

    IncomT65 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, from this newsletter, just the Sculpting the Galaxy book. Otherwise, I'm looking forward to SS's SDVF Vader and 2 STs I have on pre-order :D, the Animated Boba and Leia/R2 maquettes (who doesn't) and the GG Royal Guard Statue :cool:. Plus the GH Luke/HAN in ST Outfit, and GH Obi-Wan/Sandtrooper. And probably lots more, but can't think of it right now :).
     
  16. skywalker_1982

    skywalker_1982 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I am excited about
    12" sideshow exclusive luke
    rancor monster statue
    master replicas rotj boba fett blaster that I am preordering thursday
    jabbas lego sail barge
     
  17. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm looking forward to the Vintage Saga figures & the Tatooine wave. I don't really collect Lego, but that Jaba's Sail barge looks awesome.
     
  18. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    So I have a favor to ask from everyone. I really would love to include several collector reviews of recently released items. They can be anything from 3 3/4" figures, to FX lightsabers, books, statues, whatever.

    If you've recently picked something up and want to write a review and get your name in the next newsletter, go ahead and PM it to me. Pictures are better, but so long as you point me to where I might be able to find some online of production models, I'm not going to make that mandatory.

    :)

    As for me, I'm mostly looking forward to my 12" SS Anakin, Obi-Wan, Kit Fisto, Han, and Mace showing up. Then I plan to pick up Artoo-potatoo :p and GG's mini-busts of Maul and Chewie. I probably will get the Emperor and Qui-Gon also...eventually. And if I can get her I'd LOVE to have the Mara Jade bust.

    Oh yeah forgot also want the Leia/R2 Maquette and am working on paying off my Robert Tonner 17" Harry Potter and Hermione dolls :D
     
  19. AmmersVI

    AmmersVI Jedi Padawan star 4

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    WOW! That's some shopping list PLJ! :)
    I'm looking forward to getting my SS Obi-Wan, Artoo Potato and picking up a VTSC Luke (if I can find one).


     
  20. SithAboveAll

    SithAboveAll Jedi Padawan star 4

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    WOW....thats one heck of a newsletter....
     
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