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STAR WARS NEWS!
   This is the Star Wars news page of the century!  It covers every new
Star Wars fact, rumor, or cool thing that is vital to collector's lives!  
And when Darth Vader is reporting, nothing goes without being said!  After
He died, he became a news reporter, and his carrer went sky high!  He kept
the deep voice, and people love to hear him say things like "and now, your
local weather", and "And that is all the news for the night."  Anyways, he
now has his own news show, "Eye on the Force."  So check by often, and "May
the force be with you" - (Darth Vader when he finishes a brodcast).
NEW VARIATION - 12/22
NEW LEIA PACKAGING - 12/15
MORE ON THE TOY SHOW - 11/7
THE ARIZONA TOY SHOW PICS! - 11/2
NEW TOY MAGAZINE - 10/29
HASBRO WINS PREQUEL TOY RIGHTS!!!!!!! - 10/15
HOLOGRAMS BEING REPLACED - 10/12
TONS OF NEW PHOTOS! - 10/12
OVER 35 NEW FIGURES ANNOUNCED!!!!!!! - 10/3
8 NEW FIGURE PICTURES! - 9/30
PREQUEL INFO - 9/30
NEW SERIES LIKE SOTE - 9/30
NEW FIGURES AT TOY FAIR! - 9/29
AT-AT BOX PIC AND INFO - 9/28
2 NEW 3-PACKS AND OTHER INFO - 9/27
TONS OF NEW FIGURE INFO! - 9/26
FINAL DUEL 3-PACK PIC AND INFO! - 9/26
STAR WARS GIGA FRIENDS - 9/9
SLAVE LEIA RUMORS, FAKE OR REAL? - 9/9
THE SADEST OF ALL SCALPERS SITUATIONS, AND NOBODY CAN STOP IT! - 9/9
SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE ON THE PC's OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE! - 9/9
ENDOR SOILDER AND RESCULPTED DARTH VADER IN THE WORKS! - 9/9



NEW VARIATION - December 22nd

A new variation has been spotted by someone (I can remember where I saw it!), the Endor Han is shipping in brown pants now. on the back recent packaging, Han appears in brown pants, but the figure was in blue. now he changed his clothing, and is blue pants. Oh well, just another simple variation.








NEW LEIA PACKAGING - December 15th

Here are the pics of the new "Princess Liea Collection" figures. All the figures have cloth instead of plastic, and they consist of: Leia and Luke "cerrimonial"(shown below), Han and Leia "Bespin", R2-D2 and Leia "Beginning of 'A New Hope'", and finally Leia and Wicket W. Worwick "Endor" (I figured out why Wicket is: Wicket W. Warwick, the actor that played him was named something Worwick... how strange.). These sets are sure to sell fast, so be on the lookout for them in late January or Feburary! (Thanks to Phillip for these photos)







HOLOGRAMS BEING REPLACED - October 12th

This comes DIRECTLY from the Guide. Please read it and visit John's site. Here is the latest info Hasbro released from the convention. First off, Jen has said that no more 3" figures are due out for 1997, except the Final jedi Duel Cinema Scene may come out before Christmas. Didn't get your exlusive doll this year? Dont worry, Almost ALL of them will be repackaged seperatly in 1998 and will be available EVERYWHERE!! The Star Wars Insider & the official website WILL have exclusives in 1998, not announced yet, but the website exclusive MAY be a Oola/Salacious Crumb 2 pack. The next wave of figures, due in January, WILL have the newstyle cards. Bad news... Star Wars figures will be going up $1 next year because of a variety of reasons. So they will mostly be $5.99 now. One quick note- the new cards will no have the Collection #'1 identified by a color stripe on the bottom of the card. Red=Coll. #1; Blue=Coll. #3; Yellow=Coll. #2. Also the movie slide viewer will be a replica of Luke's Hoth Macrobinoculars. {Most info from Adams' Star Wars Newsletter)







THE ARIZONA TOY SHOW PICS! - November 2nd

All of the pics below came from The Guide, and are very intresting. To see even more pics though, go here, there are around 50 pics of new figures!






NEW TOY MAGAZINE - October 29th

Thre is a new toy magazine hat is teh OFFICIAL Star Wars toy magazine. I can be bought at most newsstands, and it is supposedly cool! Lots of info in it. Also, the new Insider is out, I should be getting it any day now...





NEW FIGURES AT TOYFAIR - October 18th

This just came from Leo's Star Wars Toy News: Raving Toy Maniac has some new info up. The following figures are to be seen at Toy Fair: Ree-Yees, Barada, Squidhead, and Pruneface. Also, a dancers' 3-pack. Also, it's about 90% confirmed that the next Hasbro site exclusive will be an Oola and Salacious Crumb two-pack. Grand Admiral Thrawn, and Mara Jade from Heir to the Empire, and Kyle Katarn and a Darktrooper are confirmed for expanded universe. Sounds Cool!!!







HASBRO WINS PREQUEL TOY RIGHTS!!! - October 15th

I just read that Hasbro and Gallob have crushed Mattel and have the rights to the prequel toys!!! Hasbro will be continuing the figures like the POTF2 line, and Galoob gave almost 25% of their stock to Lucasfilm to make the micro machine toys. I read all this in the Washington Post this morning, and was very exicited! I thought this once I heard about the stock... "Well, Lucas did always want to own a big toy company. Now he preactcally owns it!!!"







HOLOGRAMS BEING REPLACED - October 12th

I just heard that the Holograms on the POTF2 packaging will be replaced next year with moving movie scenes! They will be able to be taken off and you can collect them like the old POTF coins. They sound very cool...





TONS OF NEW PHOTOS - October 12th

The address below is an address to a page where there are pics of: All 4 Leia 2 packs, the Luke and Taun-Taun beast pack, Star Wars Buddies, and much more! I alsosaw the new X-Wing Flight Simulator at a store yesterday. Follow this link to see all these pics!






OVER 35 NEW FIGURES ANNOUNCED!!! October 3rd

This just came from Hasbro!!! Below is the list of over 35 new Star Wars items! Thanks to Hasbro for all this info and pics! Also, I was to lazy to write all this, so I just copied and pasted it from the Guide. Get his link in the links section.

Action Figures 
  Wave 13 [collection1] 
  - Endor Commando 
  - Luke Skywalker in Bespin Gear 
  - Princess Leia in Ewok Celebration Dress 
  - General Lando Calrissian 
  Wave 14 [collection 2] 
  - Lav Sivrak 
  - Biggs Darklighter (pilot gear) 
  - Ewok 2 pack (Logray and Wicket)
Wave 15 [collection3] 
- Ishi Tib 
- Admiral Piett 
- Zuckuss 
- Darth Vader w/ Removable Helmet 
Wave 16 [collection1] 
- R2-D2 w/ Datalink and Sensorscope 
- C-3PO w/ Removable Limbs 
- New likeness of Princess Leia 
- Luke Skywalker w/ Blast Shield helmet
  Cinema Scenes 
  - Purchase of the Droids 
  [uncle owen, luke skywalker, c-3po] 
  - Final Jedi Duel 
  [jedi luke, darth vader, emperor]
Epic Force 
- C-3PO 
- Boba Fett 
- Luke in Bespin Gear 
- Darth Vader
  Gunner Stations (each figure includes Falcon Gunner Station) 
  - Luke Skywalker 
  - Han Solo 
  Princess Leia Collections 
  - Leia & Han Solo 
  - Leia & Luke 
  - Leia & R2-D2 
  - Leia & Wicket
  - Chewbacca 
  - C-3PO 
  - Wicket 
  - Salacious Crumb 
  - Jawa 
  - Jabba the Hutt (?)
  Collector Series Dolls 
  Assortment 5 
  - Han Solo in Hoth Gear 
  - Luke Skywalker in Hoth Gear 
  - Snowtrooper 
  - At-AT Driver 
  Expanded Universe (Vehicles) 
  - Airspeeder w/ pilot 
  - Speederbike w/ Pilot 
  - Cloud Car w/ Pilot 
  - FX X-Wing Fighter 
  Collectro Fleet 
  - Mon Calamari Cruiser 
  - Super Star Destroyer





8 FIGURE PICTURES! September 30th

I just saw that at Joe's Toys 8 new figures were going to be produced. All their prototype pictures can be seen here. They are: Darth Vader with Removeable helmet, Endor Soilder, Generel Calrissian, Bespin Luke, Leia in Ewok Dress, Zuckess, Ishi Tib, and an Imperial Officer. What a mouth full! Every pic can be seen here, and they look very cool!





MORE PREQUEL INFO September 30th

Lucasfilm has now declared that the 1st prequel will be released Christmas 1998! What happened to good old May 25th?





NEW SERIES LIKE SOTE September 30th

I heard that a new 5 inch line will be made called "Epic Force." It might be the sequel to SOTE i've heard about...


NEW FIGURES AT TOY FAIR! September 29th

I was just notified that 3 new figures will most likely be at the Toy Fair: Death Squad Commander, Squid Head, and Ree Yees. I think that these would make great figures. Thanks to Leo's Star Wars Toy News for this info.


AT-AT BOX PIC AND INFO September 29th

I saw today at The Guide and thanks to Corey Sanders that the AT-AT is shipping now and has been released. It retails for $69.99 and has a bunch of electronic stuff. From the box pic, it seems pretty cool. If any more info comes in, look for it here. Thanks to the Guide for the info and pic.


2 NEW 3-PACKS AND OTHER INFO September 27th

I recently heard that Yackface's page posted some info about 2 new 3-packs. They are the Dancers:LinMe, Rystal, and Greeda. Also, the other 3-pack is the Endor 3-pack with Endor Leia, (new pose), Biker Scout, (ditto), and Wicket. They both sound pretty cool. Also, I heard that every old figure is going to be made, and that Hasbro is making a new 8 inch line. More will come soon...






TONS OF NEW FIGURE INFO! September 26th

I just heard that Zuckess and the Ewoks will be seen in the Toy-Fair. Also, the new Leia 2 packs will be there too. Look for no more Deluxe figures in the future, I personally have mixed feelings about this. I liked the cool things about them, but then again, they were a little dumb. More to come...




FINL DUEL PIC! September 26th

The Complete Guide has gotten this pic, the Final Duel 3-pack! It has: Darth Vader in battle position, Luke in battle position, and the Emperor with a chair. It looks cool, and it should be avalible in November or December. More will come soon...


STAR WARS GIGA FRIENDS! September 9th

I have read in Electronic gaming Monthly #99 that Tiger is making a new Star Wars Giga Friends line. it said, " Tiger is Roaring to get their Star Wars Giga Friends to market. Thay have three ready to go as of press time." Yoda will teach you the force, self control, and restraint. R2-D2 is programable to help Leia, avoid Stormtrooper, and he powers down at night, and you can give him an oil bath to clean his circuts. The Rancor is probably the coolest. You can feed him like every other Giga pet, except you feed him people. You are the rancor keeper, hopefully not the same one in the movie. Anyways, all of these things will be avalible in November, and will retail around $9.99 - $12.99




SLAVE LEIA RUMORS, real of fake? - September 9th

There have been dozens of rumors that the Slave Leia has been banned from the stores because of womens groups. They said that the chain was not _nice_ to have with a figure that should have not been made. Also, I've heard that the chain was just a different color, and then I heard that nothing changed at all!!! But do you want to know the truth, nothing was changed, no colors have changed, collection numbers, or anything! It is all shi... I mean, bolony! I don't think that Kenner would have done such a thing, and ever change a weapon so quickly and not tell anyone. Some people just can't stop these rumors...




THE SADEST SCALPER SITUATION, AND NOBODY CAN STOP IT! September 9th

You may have heard of a store called "Another Universe". They are the biggest rip ever to sell Star Wars!!!! $10 a figure, and they had a speederbike for $32 dollars!! They said it was "rare". Now this isn't one of those scalper stores, it is a chain of comic stores that also has Star Wars merchendise. Now, I would normally make a complaint, but they have 7 locations in my tri state area! Now, I wish that one of their managers would stand up, but nothing has happened yet. Its really sad, because it is the sadest scalper situation, but who has the guts to stop it?




SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE ON THE PC's OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE! September 9th

Shadows of the Empire has been announced to be released tomorrow! (sept. 10th). I am going to get it soon, and tell of all offers, and other junk inside it.




ENDOR TROOPER AND DARTH VADER IN THE MAKING! September 9th

The Endor Rebel Soilder and Resculpted Darth Vader have been in the making. The Endor trooper is suppost to be good, and the Darth Vader is resculpted. The pic is cuortesy of Joe's Toys and the Complete Guide.


Most info was given to me by other sources, go here to find out who they are, and thanks to them for helping.

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