Archive for December, 2011

Clues On Upcoming Clone Wars Arc

December 31, 2011

Let’s just say we’re finally going to get lots of Obi-Wan with plenty of fan fiction fodder for years to come. From Lightsaber Rattling.

New Stuff At Target

December 31, 2011

While you’re on the hunt for TPM Vintage card figures, including Ben Quadinaros, at Target you might want to check the dollar bins near the front of the store. Not only have 3D lenticular Clone Wars puzzles returned, there are also some small TPM-themed notebooks. I saw at least four different kinds: one with Maul dueling Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, one with a Naboo N-1 starfighter, one lenticular cover with Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon, and a second lenticular cover with the film’s poster and a starfighter.

TPM-Themed New Year’s Diorama

December 31, 2011

The blog has posted a TPM-themed New Year’s diorama by Stephen Hayford (who has made holiday-themed dioramas with Star Wars action figures for years) and DJ Jar Jar. Yes, there really is a DJ Jar Jar in the picture!

Darth Maul Shadow Hunter Re-Issue

December 28, 2011

The 2000 novel “Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter” was re-issued yesterday in paperback with a new short story by James Luceno…according to Club Jade, this edition has the same ISBN number as previous editions, so if you want one, it advises to pick it up at your local bookstore.

TPM 3D Media Watch #1

December 27, 2011

As the re-release nears, the more media coverage there will be. It’s still a little early, but the engines are just starting.

Take Natalie Portman finally getting the Biography treatment this Thursday (with several re-broadcasts) on Bio. Don’t worry if you miss it…fifty bucks says it will magically re-appear around Feb. 10.

Cool New Obi-Wan From Sideshow

December 27, 2011

As part of its 12 Days Of Christmas, Sideshow Collectibles had a peek of an Obi-Wan 1/5 scale figurine. It sort of looks like it’s Obi-Wan post-ROTS hiding out in his old armor, aging. It’ll be up for pre-order sometime in 2012!

TPM Re-Release Merchandising

December 27, 2011

I got this e-mail a few days ago from Dave Strohmeyer but kept forgetting to post it!

Artist Grant Gould was on the latest episode of the ForceCast Clone
Wars Roundtable. He mentioned that he was doing some Episode I artwork
that will be appearing on Pepsi and Lipton products. It will be great
seeing another Phantom Menace marketing push. I just hope they only
use Ep I and resist the urge to put original trilogy characters on the
products. We obviously won’t be deluged with product like in 1999, but
this should be fun.

And today, TFN linked to The Force Peru posting images from Lipton Brisk ice tea’s campaign, featuring Darth Maul and Yoda. Very interesting! (Note: The above article is in Spanish.)

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2011

Hope you have a great holiday!

Lightsaber Rattling’s Countdown

December 22, 2011

Lightsaber Rattling has started its countdown to the day TPM returns in 3D by featuring one character a day for the next 50 days.

Don’t worry, SWPAS will have its own countdown beginning January 10th!

TPM Re-Release Popcorn Bucket

December 22, 2011

Coming to a theater near you soon: a TPM popcorn bucket. No word on when theaters will get the buckets–I guess soon–and which ones ones will have them. Photo from