Happy International Star Wars Day...
...and May the 4th be with You!!
A BIG CHEERS to 'Jay + Jame's from Stuntbear for the Youtube video.
Happy International Star Wars Day...
...and May the 4th be with You!!
FORUM MEMBER REVIEW 2013
With some of the recent issues with Forum trader/seller transactions, it is time again for Mousedroid to review all current Memberships to ensure only valid and active accounts remain.
So, what does that mean? Simply put, if you are a Mousedroid Forum member you need to do the following before 5 March 2013.
1) Ensure your email details are valid (not free or web-based accounts)
2) Ensure you have posted at least once in the past 12 months.
So, get into the Forums get active in one of the discussion threads. Tell your fellow Mousedroidteers about your passion in collecting, reading or watching all things Star Wars. If you need to change your emails, please send a PM to 'Mousedroid' with your new address.
Once again, play nice and build a stronger Australian Star Wars community by following the forum guidelines.
Lucasfilm postpones Episodes II & III in 3D.
In breaking news LFL has made a statement that the 3D theatre conversions
have been postponed so they can concentrate on Star Wars Episode VII, due out in 2015.
J.J. Abrams set to direct Episode VII..confirmed by LFL!!!
Massive rumours abound all over the internet/social media today
that director J.J. Abrams has been given the unenviable task to direct the next episode in the Star Wars series..Episode VII
Abrams, better known recently for bringing the Paramount Studios "Star Trek" franchise back from the dead, and popular TV shows such as LOST and Alias to the small screen, has been quoted as saying he "would rather see the new trilogy more as a moviegoer" then as a man behind the camera.
Although it has not been officially confirmed, I am sure it is only a matter of time until we get word from Disney or Lucas CEO Kathleen Kennedy.
Star Wars: Episode VII is due in cinemas 2015.
CASE FRESH SALE ON NOW!
Site sponsors www.casefresh.com are currently running a sale from now until mid February. There are plenty of bargains to be had from SSC 1:6 Scale Clone Troopers starting at $90.00 to Gentle Giant Busts and even Jumbo Kenner Figures from $40.00.
Get in quick, some items have already sold out. Click on through to check out all the bargains and remember; free shipping with all Aussie orders over $90.00
Three Day Christmas Sale at Saga Central
The team over at Saga Central have just informed us, that they're having a sale:
It's that festive time of the year again and www.sagacentral.com.au is helping you fill those Christmas Stockings with fun toys and collectables.
For 3 days only, starting today (Dec 7th) until 10th December 2012, we will be having Action Figures from just $1.00 clearance sale. Hurry; it's while stocks last, so get in early for the best selection.
Please note that any orders placed after 13th December 2012 will need to be shipped via Express Post* to ensure arrival before Christmas Eve. If you need to order after this date please contact us.
Thank you for your support during the year.
Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
From all of the team at SAGA CENTRAL
*additional charges may apply.
Catch Of The Day: Hasbro MTT
Thanks to a tip-off from one of our most vigilant members, CatchOfTheDay have the massive Hasbro Trade Federation Multi Troop Transport Vehicle with Motorized Troop Deployment Rack, for the tidy sum of $199.00.
As reported on MouseDroid earlier in the year, Hasbro are not bringing this gargantuan vehicle into the country and for those that are looking to add this to their collections, this is most welcome news.
Forum Guideline Update 2012 ATTENTION ALL MOUSEDROID READERS: Several of our Forum rules and guidelines have been updated. Please ensure you Read this Forum Thread. Also note, that due to numerous spammers joining the boards, we no longer permit forum registration with Gmail or other free or web-based accounts.
Final TVC Wave Now Shipping From SAGA CENTRAL
The final wave of Hasbro's magnificent Vintage Collection, has begun shipping from our site sponsor's www.sagacentral.com.au warehouse.
Wave 7; which includes: Ahsoka Tano (Clone Wars), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Clone Wars), Lumat, Emperor's Royal Guard, Nien Nunb, Weequay, Republic Trooper (TOR), Orrimaarko (Prune Face), Naboo Pilot, Mawhonic (Podracer Pilot), Aurra Sing and Gungan Warrior all come on beautiful Kenner inspired card backs, from the classic Star Wars era.
While there is some stock left, it is expected to sell out very quickly. If you want to secure yours, then we suggest you do so quickly, to avoid disappointment.
The Vintage Collection is set to make a return, within the next year or so - according to Hasbro.
Disney BUYS Lucasfilm!!!
The force is strong with Mickey Mouse, apparently. In a landmark media deal, Disney has agreed to pay $4 billion to buy Lucasfilm, the owner of the Star Wars properties.
“For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next,” George Lucas, Chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm, said in a statement. “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.”
The most interesting part of the deal, as far as we can see, is the announcement of Star Wars: Episode 7, which is slated for a release in 2015. Episodes 8 and 9 will follow that film. Disney writes:
The last Star Wars movie release was 2005’s Revenge of the Sith – and we believe there’s substantial pent up demand. In 2015, we’re planning to release Star Wars Episode 7 – the first feature film under the “Disney-Lucasfilm” brand. That will be followed by Episodes 8 and 9 – and our long term plan is to release a new Star Wars feature film every two to three years. We’re very happy that George Lucas will be creative consultant on our new Star Wars films and that Kathleen Kennedy, the current Co-Chair of Lucasfilm, will executive produce. George handpicked Kathy earlier this year to lead Lucasfilm into the future. She’ll join Disney as President of Lucasfilm, reporting into Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn and integrating and building the Star Wars franchise across our company.
Disney is clearly excited about the deal, one that closely resembles its purchase of Marvel three years ago for $4 billion.
“Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney’s unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value.”
This deal makes Disney one of the most massive players in the media space. On top of Marvel and now Lucasfilm, it also owns ABC, ESPN, and Pixar.
I still don't believe this...the NYSE is closed do to the massive storm in New York plus it is Halloween there tomorrow....time will tell
"Put ALL sections on alert"
Great news just in for Aussie Star Wars figure fans....
The latest wave of The Vintage Collection has made its way to retail,
hot on the heels of the Hoth Luke and Nom Anor waves.
Finally, fans can now be on the look out for the Tarkin wave, which contains the awesome NEW Starkiller from The Force Unleashed II video game, Shae Visla from The Old Republic ONLINE video game, Clone Pilot Oddball from Revenge, old school Nikto Skiff Guard and of course, for the first time EVER - Grand Moff Tarkin on a modern vintage cardback!!!
Of note:please refrain from posting locations or actual store names...leave that to the threads.cheers, Glenn
Check out the forums or JOIN today for where you can start looking for these figures at retail!!!!
SAGA CENTRAL SALE: Hasbro Figures from $2!!!!
Site Sponsor SAGA CENTRAL has an AMAZING Sale on RIGHT NOW! With figures ranging from The Legacy Collection to The Clone Wars to The Vintage Collection, they have marked prices down as little as $2 for the Legacy Collection TPM Obi-Wan to $9.25 for 2012's The Clone Wars Line. With Shipping from $11.00 to anywhere in Australia, place your orders TODAY!
UPDATE 28/09/2012: Hurry, Sale Ends Soon! Some figures already SOLD OUT!
Go for help! Go!
Just when you were about to loose all hope in Aussie Retailers, Toys R Us comes through with not 1 but 2 Toys R Us Exclusives.
First up is the ALL-NEW Speeder Bike with Scout Trooper featuring an opening hood to reveal the engine, opening and closing tail flaps, a newly articulated Biker Scout with a head allowing it to be posed in the proper forward-extended position and includes a pistol and has articulation that allows the figure to be posed in a shooting position while steering with one hand. Also included is a cannon that attaches to the bottom of the bike that when removed, can be transformed into a standalone weapon. Price: $39.99.
The second item is "Darth Maul's Double-Bladed Ultimate FX Lightsaber" featuring a progressive light-up blades with vibrant LED lighting, allowing kids to experience the Force in a whole new way. The set includes the 2 halves of Maul's Saber and can be easily connected together. Price: normally $99.99, but is on sale for $79.99 until September 23rd.
STAR TREK vs STAR WARS (Celebrity Breakdown)
As if there was ever a choice between the two sci fi genre.
"That was one shot in a million kids. Make it so...Engage, hyperdrive!!!"
STAR WARS: Cheap as Chips!
Forum Member gofigure-26 found a local South Australian based "bargin bin" retailer CHEAP as CHIPS, Hasbro Vintage Collection for $10 each. Even better is that it is the "Revenge Of The Jedi" Wave featuring Slave Leia, Black Endor Soldier, Jabba's Palace Luke, etc. This is the first time that this Case Assortment has been spotted at retail in Australia.
Hasbro reportedly has a stockpile of Vintage Collection figures globally, these local "bargin bin/discount" retailers may be a gold mine.
And it is not only Hasbro unloading their stock at these retailers, with The Reject Shop stocking the Jazwares Star Wars Spyware line, which includes: a Bounty Hunter Watch, Droid Trip Wire Alarms, Night Vision Goggles and a Voice Changer.