February 2002 - Archived

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    February 2001 - Archived

    <CENTER>EPI DVD is 8th Best Seller of 2001
    02/25/02
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    The Episode I DVD was the 8th best selling DVD of 2001 and the 6th biggest revenue grosser. The double disc sold 4.2m units which generated $96m.

    Top Selling DVDs for 2001.
    1: Shrek (8m)
    2: Pearl Harbor (7.4m)
    3: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (5.5m)
    4: The Mummy Returns (5.3m)
    5: Planet of the Apes (4.4m)
    6: Cast Away (4.4m)
    7: Jurassic Park III (4.3m)
    8: SW: EPI - The Phantom Menace (4.2m)
    9: Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (4m)
    10: Rush Hour 2 (3m)


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    LucasArts running Battlegrounds Expansion Competition
    02/25/02
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    LucasArts.com is running a competition for designing the best mission for the Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaign expansion upgrade. The contest runs from February 25, 2002 to April 3, 2002. The winner will have his Mission featured in the game and will receive a bunch of other goodies.


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    Jango Fett and Darth Vader Vinyl Figures
    02/25/02
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    Vinyl figures are coming!

    You probably haven't seen them yet but there were two figures shown at New York Toy Fair that were vinyl. Applause had the US license to make vinyl figures from the classic and Episode I films but they no longer do. This is where Hasbro steps in (Kotobukiya has the Japanese license). Shown were Darth Vader and Jango Fett, both at 10'' tall. Won't be too far off being released and should make nice additions for the mantlepiece....


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    Toy Fair Vader GONE!!!
    02/25/02
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    The official site is saying that all preorders for the Toy Fair Vader are completely sold out. They MAY be getting more in the future, but at this point, they're gone. Keep checking the site, just in case they do decide to sell more.

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    When a Jedi Dies
    02/25/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/arena1.jpg></center><BR>"Lucas himself stated that the ability of a Jedi to disappear and transform at the moment of death was something that Yoda taught Obi-Wan how to do. Anakin also figured it out (as he obtained enlightenment just before death and disappeared, as now confirmed by the official site). As in the Hermetic, alchemical, and other ancient esoteric traditions, we can assume that this is perhaps the most esoteric of all Jedi secrets--a Holy Grail/Philosopher's Stone. Only the most highly initiated "high priests" would be allowed access to the knowledge of the greatest, most powerful (and perhaps most dangerous)."<BR>So what will happen to the Jedi in AOTC? <a href="http://www.cinescape.com/24/editorial.asp?aff_id=24&this_cat=Star+Words&action=page&obj_id=33077">Here</a> are some thoughts about what may happen.


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    News from the Private Universe
    02/24/02
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    <a href="http://books.dreambook.com/tpu/probenews.html">The Private Universe</a> rings in twice....<BR><font color=lightblue>"So you've seen all the lists and pictures of the Episode II Attack of the Clones products due to hit the stores in a few months. But what will you be spending your money on? Will you be buying everything you can get your hands on or will you just stick to the 4" figures perhaps? You can now let us know in our new TPU poll over at </font><a href="http://members.lycos.co.uk/SWTPU/poll.html">The Senate</a>."<BR>and....<BR><font color=lightblue>"We have a competition to win 2 tickets to this event..."</font><BR><font color=orange>We are pleased to announce that Star Wars Day VI will be held on Sunday 3rd March 2002, at the Honiton Sports Centre, Honiton, Devon, UK. The event is a one day Star Wars convention in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance and Honiton Hospiscare.<BR>Confirmed guests (subject to work commitments) include Dave Prowse (Darth Vader), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), Brian Johnson (SFX), Michael Sheard (Admiral Ozzel), Garrick Hagon (Biggs) and Jerome Blake (Rune Haako) ... more to be announced soon!<BR>On the day there will be guest talks, autograph sessions, costumed characters, dealers, fancy dress, competitions, a quiz, arcade machines, displays and lots, lots more!</font>


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    Real Stands Winner
    02/24/02
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    <font color=yellow>Chuck Caldwell</font> is the winner of our latest contest, sponsored by <a href="http://www.realstands.com/">Real Stands</a>. Chuck, you have one week to contact <a href="mailto:amshak@thebothanspy.com">ME</a> to claim your prize. look for a new contest to start tomorrow.


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    The Shape Of A Bounty Hunter
    02/24/02
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    <center>Zam's Special Skill</center><BR><center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/zam.jpg></center><BR>Think you know everything there is to know about this mysterious beauty? <a href="http://www.episode-x.com/episode2/news.php?id=174">Here</a> is some spoiler info and if that's not enough, <a href="http://www.cinescape.com/24/Editorial.asp?aff_id=24&this_cat=Prequel+News&action=page&obj_id=33060">here</a> is some more.


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    Sith Channel Updates
    02/24/02
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    It has been a while since there have been any updates on the <a href="http://www.sandtroopers.com/sith_channel.htm">Sith Channel</a> over at <a href="http://www.sandtroopers.com/sith_channel.htm">sandtroopers.com</a>. Vaughn has been very busy lately and there are many new updates as well as many new channels to go explore. So head over there and check them out.


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    Real Stands Contest
    02/23/02
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    The current contest will end tomorrow, so if you have not already entered, be sure to do so.


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    New Character Revealed
    02/23/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/2X2.jpg></center><BR><font color=lightblue>"I received a report a short time ago from an old friend about Trade Federation Senator Lott Dod appearing in EPISODE II. Well, I'm going to have to post a little correction on that - but I think you'll like it." </font> <BR>Click <a href="http://www.cinescape.com/24/editorial.asp?aff_id=24&this_cat=Prequel+News&action=page&obj_id=33057">here</a> to find out.


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    Updates at the Imperial Officers Club
    02/22/02
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    After a short break, the saga of Death Star 2 is back on track with two more stories. Check them out <a href="http://members.fortunecity.com/the_ian/impofficersclub.html">here</a>.


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    Toy Fair Vader UPDATE
    02/22/02
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    <a href="http://thejawa.com/">thejawa.com</a> caught a glimpse of the Toy Fair Vader at the Fan Club today. They are reporting that the Vader <u>was</u> available as a pre order, $14.99 each and customers are limited to 2 per day and 4 per week. <BR><BR><CENTER><font color=red><b>*UPDATE*UPDATE*UPDATE*</B></font></CENTER><BR>They are now available. Head over to the <a href="http://swfan.wizards.com/product.asp?ProductID=7665</a>">The Fan Club</a> now!
     
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    <CENTER>Lego Endor Imperial Outpost
    02/22/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/endor.jpg></center><BR>News from <a href="http://acpin.homestead.com/home.html">ACPin</a>......<BR>The young Jedi prepares to board the Imperial Shuttle escorted by Imperial troops. By popular request, the two previous dioramas on Endor have been merged. <BR>Head over and check it out.


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    News from Jedi Aries
    02/21/02
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    There is one week left to enter the drawing for the free POTJ deluxe Amanaman MOMC give away at Jedi Aries' Tattoine Aline Cantina! Hurry on over and enter today! While you're there go ahead and cast your vote in their new POLL regarding Episode II, AOTC. You can visit the Alien Cantina <a href="http://jediaries.themonthlypost.com">here</a>.


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    TRU Exclusive 12" AOTC Mace Windu..
    02/21/02
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    News from <a href="http://www.deathstarplans.com/">deathstarplans</a>.....<BR>Well, our sneaky forum-goers are at it again. Nicklab was able to get a look at the TRU main computer. While the Death Star Plans weren't there, he did find plans for an Exclusive AOTC 12" Mace Windu. Check out our forums for the details.


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    Fans' Choice Figure #3
    02/21/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/ephant.jpg></center><BR><a href="http://starwars.hasbro.com/bountyhunter/repnews_content.cfm?id=53">Hasbro</a> has an update on Ephant Mon. head over and check it out.


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    Happy Birthday C3PO!
    02/20/02
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    Birthday wishes go out to Anthony Daniels who plays our favourite protocol droid C3po.He certainly doesn't look 56!


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    Development Of The Clones
    02/20/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/troopers.jpg></center><BR>As you know, EPISODE II is called ATTACK OF THE CLONES but so far we really haven't seen many pictures of them besides the few floating around the Net and the few that Lucasfilm have let us see. Most of those are shots of the Clone Troopers in their armor and such. Read more at <a href="http://www.cinescape.com/24/editorial.asp?aff_id=24&this_cat=Prequel+News&action=page&obj_id=32960&type_id=226194&cat_id=235959&sub_id=0">Cinescape</a>.


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    Don't Hold Your Breath
    02/20/02
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    <a href="http://www.starwars.hasbro.com/bountyhunter/repnews_content.cfm?id=51">Hasbro.com</a> says that the exclusive 2002 Toy Fair Vader will be made available at the Fan Club ...... Really? ..... They neglet to mention when this will occur. They did put up a pic of the figure loose. Click <a href="http://www.starwars.hasbro.com/bountyhunter/repnews_content.cfm?id=51">here</a> to take a look.


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    Harry Potter takes 2nd place past TPM on earnings list
    02/20/02
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    Harry Potter Soars to Record-Shattering Box Office Heights, Becoming the Number Two Film of All Time<BR>Warner Bros. Pictures' worldwide blockbuster and Academy Award-nominated film "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'' (also known as "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'' in many territories outside the U.S.) has once again made motion picture history, earning the distinction as the second-highest grossing film of all time.<BR>The combined domestic and international box office for "Harry Potter'' has reached $926.1 million, eclipsing the previous record of $922.8 million held by "Star Wars: Episode 1 -- The Phantom Menace.'' The announcement was made by Alan Horn, President and Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros.


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    Take your music to a galaxy far, far away…
    02/20/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/guitar.jpg></center><BR>Own the ultimate pop culture collectable! Based upon our legendary Retrorocket model, these premium Japanese instruments are the ultimate platform to showcase our stunning STAR WARS™ graphics created by using a revolutionary computer controlled painting process. Whether you choose the <a href="http://music123.com/Item/Item.asp?po=Fer0207200215131">Darth Vader</a> or the <a href="http://music123.com/Item/Item.asp?po=Fer0207200214451">Stormtrooper</a> model.<BR>Win a Fernandes RetroRocket Stormtrooper A $1,300 Value. Click <a href="http://music123.com/contest/contest2.asp">here</a> to enter.<BR><center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/fern.jpg></center>


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    New Book Preview at the Official Site
    02/20/02
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    <A HREF="http://www.starwars.com">Starwars.com</A> has just posted pics of two new books for younger readers coming out April 23, the Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Storybook, and Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Scrapbook. Both books are illustrated and contain 48 pages. The Storybook will be "a 48-page photo-illustrated story of high adventure", while the Scrapbook will focus on characters, organizations, vehicles and weapons of the new movie.<BR><BR><center> <img src=http://www.starwars.com/episode-ii/news/2002/02/img/storybook_cover_sm.jpg> </center><BR><center> <img src=http://www.starwars.com/episode-ii/news/2002/02/img/scrapbook_cover_sm.jpg> </center>


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    5 New AOTC Desktop Wallpapers
    02/19/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/wall.jpg></center><BR>Be sure to check out the new wall paper over at <a href="http://www.theforce.net/episode2/index.html#14414">theforce.net</a>.


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    UK Star Wars Comic
    02/19/02
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    This was sent over from the <a href="http://books.dreambook.com/tpu/probenews.html">The Private Universe</a>...<BR><BR><font color="lightblue">"We have updated with scans from the latest UK Star Wars comic, their competition to win a Game Boy Advance and more..."</font><BR><BR>So head over and check it out.


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    Vanity Fair Scans
    02/19/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/obi&jango.jpg></center><BR>There are some nice pictures from Vanity Fair over at <a href="http://www.cinescape.com/24/editorial.asp?aff_id=24&this_cat=Prequel+News&action=page&obj_id=32942">Cinescape</a>. Head over and take a peak.


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    Fan Convention Brisbane Australia
    02/18/02
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    Easter weekend will see three full days of Star Wars fun and Exhibits in Brisbane Australia . International stars Jeremy Bulloch , Jerome Blake , Michonne Bourrique , Shannon Baksa and author Michael Stackpole will be attending.Autographs and sessions with the stars will be held along with display previews from the Magic of the Myth tour coming here in September. should be worthwhile for all aussie fans!
     
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    <CENTER>Hasbro announces new Website format
    02/18/02
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    "Welcome to the all-new Starwars.Hasbro.com. While we may not look different on the surface at present, we wanted to make you aware of the changes that will be happening in the next few months. We?re in the process of upgrading our site to facilitate easier navigation as well as offer more diverse content.<BR><BR>Republic News is now archived so that you can search through old updates. In addition we?ll be adding a Conventions section so you can plan ahead to party with other Star Wars? Fans. Every page will now have a ?Where to Buy? button at the bottom that will give you a list of retailers who will be carrying our products and even a few direct links to their sites.<BR><BR>The Toy Showcase will be expanded to include all Hasbro Star Wars Toy and Game offerings. You also have the option of searching by ?Product Line? such as ?Power of the Jedi? or ?Episode I.? In addition, we?re in the constant process of adding many items to our product index. You now have the option of registering under any name and password you choose. For those of you who have already registered, at log-in you will be prompted to update your current information and have the opportunity of changing your screen-name. And for a limited time, upon registering eligible registrants will be entered into our Sweepstakes that is running from February 1st until April 1st. By entering you have the chance to win an all-expense paid trip for two to Celebration II taking place May 3-5 in Indianapolis in addition to unique Star Wars action figures.


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    Hard to See the Dark Side Is
    02/18/02
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    Seems the news about the Fan Club getting the 25th Anniversary and Toy Fair exclusive silver Darth Vader figure today was nothing more than a rumor. If you glued yourselves to your computer screens, as I did, waiting for the Fan Club to put this figure up for grabs you certainly noticed nothing happened. So after long hours of waiting and nothing going on, a phone call to the Fan Club, gave us this new information:<BR><BR>"Unfortunately it has been just a rumor. As of right now, we have no idea when or how many of them we will be receiving. Your best bet would be to be checking back with us regularly as they are indeed expected to arrive soon"<BR><BR>The figure, as stated, is definitely being picked up by the Fan Club and it will sell for around $9.00 but while we wait for this, don't forget that you still have a chance of getting one for free by entering to win Vaughn's at <a href="http://www.sandtroopers.com/">www.sandtroopers.com</a> and Chris' over at <a href="http://www.thejawa.com/">www.thejawa.com</a> both showing a great collectors attitude for the hobby. We'll keep you posted on the arrival of this figure to the Fan Club as soon as we hear about it.


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    The "Gonzo" Speeder's Owner
    02/18/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/speeder.jpg></center><BR>It's pretty evident this time around that George Lucas and the crew are tying in the Expanded Universe as much as possible without going overboard. <BR>Read more at <a href="http://www.cinescape.com/24/editorial.asp?aff_id=24&this_cat=Prequel+News&action=page&obj_id=32937">Cinescape</a>.


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    If the trace is correct, we will find him quickly master
    02/17/02
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    Are you still drooling all over after seeing the Toy Fair exclusive metalized Darth Vader? Did you think it was impossible to get your hands on one right now unless you would pay some ridiculous price for it? Well, good news are coming in from Ferret Master, administrator of the NJSWCC. If the trace is correct, the Official Fan Club will have the silver 25th Anniversary Vader available and will begin taking orders tomorrow Monday. The price will be around $9.00, not too shabby, eh? Give the Fan Club an early morning checkup as amounts on this item will be limited. You can contact them right here <A HREF="http://www.swfan.wizards.com">www.swfan.wizards.com</A>. Good luck!<BR><BR>Ishi Tib


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    Making Up is Hard to Do
    02/17/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/make.jpg></center><BR>When someone mentions makeup in regards to a science fiction or fantasy film, people generally assume the creation of monsters, demons or aliens. But the presentation of the human face for the camera lens requires dedication and skill as well. Read more <a href="http://starwars.com/episode-ii/feature/20020215/index.html">here</a>.


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    Attack of the Clones: Your Thoughts are Wanted
    02/16/02
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    Now that you have seen all the pictures shown throughout the Internet by more than one site, now that we have all seen what the new product will look like and what to expect for the majority of this year... <BR><BR>-How do you like the new package and design?<BR>-How many of the new figures will you be buying?<BR>-What do you think of the new line and its offerings?<BR><BR>While you elaborate on the answers to these questions, check out our latest discussion of the subject right <a href="http://forums.thebothanspy.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=981">here</a>, and let others know how you feel about what will soon be taking a large shelf space over in the figures isle at our local retailers.


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    Custom Contest Winner
    02/16/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/zzcontest/winner></center><BR>I would like to thank everyone who entered our Custom Bothan Contest, sponsored by <a href="http://www.action-figures.net/">Action Figures</a>. I was very impressed by all of the entries. <BR>The staff has just completed their voting and the outcome was the same as the members vote. All entries will be sent over to the folks at <a href="http://www.ffurg.com/">FFURG</a> for their next casting call. Also, I will develope a section for this site with all of the entries and the recipes for each. Although the contest is over, I encourage anyone you would like to contribute to this section to submit any new customs that they create.<BR>Now for the winner.........<BR>The winner is #9, by Jon Taylor. Jon, please contact <a href="mailto:amshak@thebothanspy.com">ME</a> to discuss the details of your prize.<BR>Click <a href="http://forums.thebothanspy.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=982">here</a> to see some more pics of Jon's custom.


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    Happy Birthday Jeremy Bulloch!
    02/16/02
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    <BR>Jeremy Bulloch, Mr. Boba Fett himself, is celebrating his 57th birthday today! Happy birthday to our favourite bounty hunter!<BR><BR>


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    News from Raging Dianoga
    02/15/02
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    <a href="http://www.ragingdianoga.co.uk/index.htm">Raging Dianoga</a> has posted two things that may be of interest to the gaming fans, the first being a cover scan from a video preview given away free with a gaming magazine featuring artwork from Obi Wan on the Xbox. The second, is the new issue of PC Gamer UK featuring artwork from Jedi Knight 2 which they have posted information along with.


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    TIE Interceptor WINNER
    02/15/02
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    I would like to thank everyone who entered our latest giveaway. The response to this giveaway was great. Unfortunately, I have only one to give away. The winner of the TIE Interceptor, sponsored by <a href="http://www.johns-toys.com/">John's Toys</a>, is Brandon Roth. Brandon, you have one week to contact <a href="mailto:amshak@thebothanspy.com"> ME</a> to claim your prize.<BR><BR>On a similar note, we will announce the winner of the custom contest tomorrow.
     
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    <CENTER>Anthony Daniels to Emcee Celebration II
    02/15/02
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    <center> <img src=http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2002/02/img/anthonydaniels.jpg> </center><BR><BR><BR>The <A HREF="http://www.starwars.com">official site</A> has announced that the man that brought everyone's favorite protocol droid C-3PO to life, Anthony Daniels, will be the official emcee of Celebration II in Indianapolis. Among the things Mr. Daniels is scheduled to do are interviews with various actors and crew of the movies, and he will even don the 3PO costume as he hosts the Costume Contest! Read the entire article by clicking <A HREF="http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2002/02/news20020214.html">here</A>.


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    Toy Fair 2002 Exclusive Darth Vader... FREE
    02/15/02
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    Here's another option to avoid going to ebay for this figure..<BR><BR><center>"<a href="http://thejawa.com/">TheJawa.com</a> staff member "Chris" is giving you a chance to win an:<BR><center><BR><b>Toy Fair 2002 Exclusive Darth Vader</b> <BR><center><BR>So if you "don't have an e-Bay account" here is your chance to get this figure. And best of all, IT'S FREE!!!!"</center><BR><BR>Here's a direct <a href="http://www.thejawa.com/contests/chris-contest.php">Link</a>.


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    The Line Of Training
    02/14/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/dookie.jpg></center><BR>Every Jedi has a Master. Every Master was once a Jedi Knight. Every Knight was once a Padawan. <BR>By now, most everyone knows all about Count Dooku and how he was once a Jedi. Qui-Gon Jinn was once his Padawan and trained under him - but who trained Dooku? Find out <a href="http://www.cinescape.com/24/editorial.asp?aff_id=24&this_cat=Prequel+News&action=page&obj_id=32885">here</a>.


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    JediChris.net Chat event
    02/14/02
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    <a href="http://www.jedichris.net/">JediChris.net</a> is holding an ask the staff chat in our chat room(jc3) tommorrow (friday) at 8:00 PM EST.


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    Toy Fair Review from Actionfigures.net
    02/14/02
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    News from <a href="http://www.action-figures.net/">Actionfigures.net</a>...<BR>Well we are back from Toy Fair. Instead of rehashing all the information that has already crossed the NET about Star Wars we are going to share our other observations.<BR>This years Toy Fair was one of the best yet. It seems the manufacturers are paying attention to collectors with better articulation and paint jobs, better case packs along with selection and limited numbers.<BR>Click <a href="http://forums.thebothanspy.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=975">here</a> to see what they have to say.


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    Expansion pack for SW Galactic Battlegrounds
    02/14/02
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    Lucas Arts announces a new Expansion pack for Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds called " Clone Campaigns" . It features 14 new original single player combat scenarios , new civilizations , environments , vehicles and more than 200 new units . By adding the pack to the original game you can now mix the new AOTC storylines with the classic trilogies. Can't wait for this one!


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    PS2 Jedi Starfighter pics
    02/14/02
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    GameSpot.com has just put up heaps more screenshots for the upcoming PS2 game Jedi Starfighter. looks pretty good and recommend you all check it out


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    FREE ATOC Figure
    02/13/02
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    <a href="http://www.deathstarplans.com/">Deathstarplans.com</a> is proud to present our second give away! AOTC Battledroid "Battle Arena" MOC. This time my 2 1/2 year old daughter has decided to give away the remaining AOTC carded figure that she did not open. Yes thats right, we saved one for our friends. You, the readers! Here is your chance to at least get one of these figures early like we did. I hope we can make someone happy. <BR>-DeathStarDroid


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    News from Sandtroopers.com
    02/13/02
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    If you want to get the "much talked about" exclusive Toy Fair figure and you don't want to buy it from a SCALPER, here's your chance. This was sent over from our good buddy, Vaughn.<BR><BR><font color="silver">Troops,<BR>Here's the day you've all been waiting for... I'm pleased to announce our latest giveaway...<BR><BR><b><center>An Exclusive 2002 NYC Toy Fair Darth Vader</center></b><BR><BR>Entering is simple. Just email your Name, Mailing Address, and email address to <a href="mailto:contest@sandtroopers.com">contest@sandtroopers.com</a>. That's it... All I ask is only one entry per person (multiple entries will be discarded etc etc). The winner will be announced on Saturday, 23 February."</font><BR><BR>Remember... Say NO to scalpers. Even if you don't win this figure, the Fan Club will have them available soon enough.


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    Toy Fair 2002 Pictures
    02/13/02
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    <A HREF="http://www.starwars.com/collecting/feature/20020210/index.html">The Official Site</A> has a feature on Hasbro's sneak preview at Toy Fair 2002. These pictures are also up in our forum. Click <A HREF="http://forums.thebothanspy.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=962">here</A> to see them there.


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    Happy Birthday to Vader's Mommy
    02/13/02
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    <BR><BR>Pernilla August, who played Shmi Skywalker in The Phantom Menace, is celebrating a birthday today, February 13. Happy Birthday!


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    Lego DS Hangar Control Room
    02/13/02
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    More updates from our friend, <a href="http://acpin.homestead.com/home.html">ACPin</a><BR><center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/chewie.jpg></center><BR>Through the hallways and into the hangar control room, a bunch of unlikely heroes are about to take over. The Lego version of the DS hallways plus the hangar control room that my sons and I did.<BR>Head <a href="http://acpin.homestead.com/home.html">over</a> and check it out.


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    Book Preview: The New Essential Guide
    02/13/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/annie1.jpg></center><BR>Del Rey's popular series of Essential Guides has been keeping track of the most important characters, places and things in the Star Wars galaxy. Now, the first book in the series has been revamped as Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters. Click <a href="http://starwars.com/eu/news/2002/02/news20020212b.html">here</a> ro read more.
     
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    <CENTER>New Pics of the New Figs
    02/12/02
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    <a href="http://www.deathstarplans.com/">Deathstarplans.com</a> has some new pics of the new figures, loose and carded. Be sure to stop by and take a look.


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    Exclusive Giveaway at Sandtroopers
    02/12/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/vaderss.jpg></center><BR>If you can't wait for the Fan Club and you don't want to buy it off of ebay, there's another option. <a href="http://www.sandtroopers.com">Sandtroopers.com</a> will be giving away an exclusive metallic Darth Vader from the Toy Fair. As soon as they get the details worked out we will update you on how to enter.


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    Toyfair 2002 Vader available through Fan Club
    02/12/02
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    As confirmed by other sites it seems that the Toyfare exclusive 2002 Vader promo figure will also be available through the Fan Club . Limited quantities have been mentioned so keep your eyes open when they go on sale.


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    Looking for More Spoilers?
    02/12/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/anakin.jpg></center><BR>EPISODE II is a dark time for Anakin in some respects. He's a guy who's at a turbulent time in his life where seeds are being planted that will eventually bloom into a dark destiny. Click <a href="http://www.cinescape.com/24/editorial.asp?aff_id=24&this_cat=Prequel+News&action=page&obj_id=32816">here</a> to find out more.


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    More from the Toy Fair
    02/12/02
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    <a href="http://www.sandtroopers.com/">Sandtroopers.com</a> has their Toy Fair coverage pics up. You can check them out <a href="http://www.sandtroopers.com/toy_fair02.htm">here</a>.


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    More News from the Jawa
    02/11/02
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    <a href="http://thejawa.com/">thejawa.com</a> welcomes Anthony and Dark Side Dioramas to <a href="http://thejawa.com/">thejawa.com</a> team. He joins our growing list of "hosted" sites. Be sure to check out Dark Side Dioramas <a href="http://dioramas.thejawa.com/">here</a>.


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    More Toy Fair Pics
    02/11/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/vader.jpg></center><BR>We have a little sneak peak at what you will find soon at <a href="http://www.sandtroopers.com/">Sandtroopers.com</a>. Check it out <a href="http://forums.thebothanspy.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=943">here</a>.


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    Toy Fair Coverage at the Jawa
    02/11/02
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    <a href="http://www.thejawa.com/">The Jawa</a> has added their pics from the Toy Fair. Swing by and take a peak.


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    Toy Fair 2002: Hasbro Previews AOTC Lineup
    02/11/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/toyfair.jpg></center><BR>Within the expansive Hasbro showroom, the dedicated Star Wars room is a popular destination for everyone, where one can hear members of the trade remenise about the Star Wars toy heritage and be inspired by its future. Click <a href="http://www.starwars.com/collecting/feature/20020210/index.html">here</a> to read more and see the pics.


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    Episode 2 Music
    02/10/02
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    <A HREF="http://www.darkhorizons.com">Dark Horizons</A> has an interesting post about the music from Attack of the Clones. According to his source:<BR><BR>Anakin's Theme is much more prominent this time and it morphs noticeably into the Imperial March theme.<BR><BR>There is a brand new love theme that is being recorded as part of the score and as a standalone musical arrangement.<BR><BR>The Palpatine Theme is back and it's much darker and more sinister. Along with this is a return of the Dark Side Theme (beating of drums and Cha-Cha chant).<BR><BR>Duel of the Fates is back.<BR><BR>There is a rumored Fett Legacy Theme.<BR><BR>The Light of the Force is a new theme.<BR><BR><A HREF="http://www.darkhorizons.com">Dark Horizons</A> reports that overall, the score for Episode 2 will be much darker.


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    Memory Wipe
    02/10/02
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    "No-one has yet commented on the C-3PO article, OR noticed the official confirmation of the memory wipe before they went aboard the Tantive IV?" <BR>Check out <a href="http://books.dreambook.com/tpu/probenews.html">The Private Universe</a> for the scan and more information!


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    From Bricks to Bothans
    02/10/02
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    <a href="http://www.fbtb.net">They're</a> kicking off their extensive look at the 2002 LEGO Toy Fair showroom with a pic of some conceptual art for LEGO SW pens which will be available in April. So head <a href="http://www.fbtb.net">over</a> and check it out.


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    More on the Star Wars Fact File Issue #6
    02/10/02
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    More news from <a href="http://www.ragingdianoga.co.uk">Raging Dianoga</a>...<BR>There’s been a lot of stuff floating about the net concerning the differences between Star Wars Fact file Issue 6 with its test release and re-release, prices, so I have gone ahead and uploaded some cover comparisons along with pictures of the gifts that were originally included with the Star Wars Fact files.


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    Tying In The Expanded Universe Some More
    02/10/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/eu></center><BR>Whether they rear their heads in the film or not, it's interesting to note yet another nod to the EU from George Lucas. Love it or hate it, the EU has a definite presence this time around. <a href="http://www.cinescape.com/24/editorial.asp?aff_id=24&this_cat=Prequel+News&action=page&obj_id=32789">Here's</a> more.


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    Fact Files Issue 7 variation
    02/10/02
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    Issue 7 of the Star Wars Fact Files is turning up for those who have subscribed, and eagle eyed TPU reporter David Woodall has found a variation! <BR>"I have a question about issue 7. Mine had fliers in for a previous release, and offered different freebies. I also noted that the bar code on the front was different to issues 1-6. I'm guessing it is issue 7 from the test release. Also it only is priced in £ at the top. Issues 1-6 also have the price in Euro's."<BR>For more info on this and all the latest news on the Star Wars Fact Files head over to <a href="http://books.dreambook.com/tpu/probenews.html">The Private Universe</a>.


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    Tantive IV will be at Celebration 2
    02/10/02
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    It has been reported at <A HREF="http://www.yakface.com">yakface</A> from custom model builder Michael Fright that he will be displaying his incredibly huge and detailed Tantive IV outside the convention centre. Here is the email that he submitted to yakface - "Here is an E-mail I just received from Jeanette Keblish, Sales & Marketing Manager of the Celebration II.<BR><BR>Hi Michael, we are looking for a spot to park the trailer and model outside the convention center. It is looking very promising. In fact it is a 95% done deal so with that in mind we were hoping you would be able to have it in Indy before Thursday 5/2 at 10 am. We are hoiping to stage a media event with your model and the 501st legion of Stormtroopers. What do you think the possibility of you being able to be there with your model by that time?"<BR><BR>You can see a pic of some of his work in SW Insider #58, on page 94.
     
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    <CENTER>Promotional Partners for Episode II
    02/10/02
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    It is being reported over at <A HREF="http://www.theforce.net">theforce.net</A> that General Mills, Kelloggs, Frito-Lay, Hasbro, Lego, and Del Rey will all be involved with the promotion of Episode II. Click <A HREF="http://www.theforce.net/episode2/index.html#14264">here</A> to read the article.


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    LucasArts Update: Jedi Outcast Trailer
    02/09/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/jediquest.jpg></center><BR>See Kyle Katarn return to action in LucasArts' new trailer for Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. Registered members of lucasarts.com or starwars.com now have advance access to the one-minute trailer that showcases the amazing gameplay of the upcoming PC title. Click <a href="http://starwars.com/eu/news/2002/02/news20020208.html">here</a> to find out more.


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    UK Star Wars Fact Files
    02/09/02
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    <a href="http://www.ragingdianoga.co.uk">Raging Dianoga</a> Has just added some cover scans from issue 6 of the UK Star Wars Fact Files with some information concerning the latest issue. Be sure to stop by and check it out.


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    DS2 gets updated
    02/09/02
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    Two more parts have been added to the DS2 crossover event.<BR>Click <a href="http://members.fortunecity.com/the_ian/impofficersclub.html">here</a> to go see.


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    Custom Contest
    02/09/02
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    For those of you who have not voted yet, don't forget to place your vote for your favorite. Here's a <a href="http://forums.thebothanspy.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=929">link</a>.


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    EPISODE II French Lucasfilm Magazine Goodies
    02/09/02
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    <center><img src=http://www.cinescape.com/multimedia/StarWars/More_Images/StarWarsArticle279856.jpg></center><BR>The January/February 2002 issue of Lucasfilm Magazine from France came with a few bonus surprises for STAR WARS fans. Click <a href="http://www.cinescape.com/24/editorial.asp?aff_id=24&this_cat=Prequel+News&action=page&obj_id=32784">here</a> to find out more.


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    AOTC Monopoly and Vader Bespin Pics!!!!!
    02/09/02
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    I don't think anyone's seen these yet! The German site <A HREF="http://www.darth-sonic.de">www.darth-sonic.de</A> has just added these pics from the German 2002 Toy Fair. First up, click <A HREF="http://www.darth-sonic.de/NewsSystem/one_news.asp?IDNews=1158">here</A> to see the box for the special AOTC edition of Monopoly. Next, click <A HREF="http://www.darth-sonic.de/NewsSystem/one_news.asp?IDNews=1159">here </A> to see the upcoming Darth Vader Bespin. It appears to come with sections of Cloud City, and is in a very memorable pose from Empire. From the size of the Cloud City pieces, it looks to me like it may be a deluxe figure.<BR><BR><CENTER><IMG SRC=http://www.darth-sonic.de/~upload/darth-bespin.jpg></CENTER>


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    Hasbro Unveils Its Toy Fair 2002 Press Release
    02/08/02
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    Over at <A HREF="http://www.theforce.net">theforce.net</A>, the official press release from Hasbro concerning Toy Fair 2002 and what to expect from the line this year has been posted. Lots of stuff, including an 18" Interactive R2-D2! Click <A HREF="http://www.theforce.net/collecting/index.html#14258">here</A> to read the entire press release.


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    Topps Episode II Set-The Details
    02/08/02
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    The official site <A HREF="http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/2002/02/news20020208b.html">Starwars.com</A> <BR>has the details on the Topps set scheduled for release on April 23. Included is a breakdown of the set which includes 100 cards. Collectors can look forward to character profiles, storyline cards, and behind-the-scenes cards as well as three types of chase cards! Head on over today to read this and obtain a complete breakdown of the set including Promo cards.


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    Will we hear Aussie accents in EP 2?
    02/08/02
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    "Yes" according to Ben Burtt , Chief Sound editor . " Unless George changes his mind about dialog during the final cut. Nothing is really certain untill we hear all dialog , music and effects during the final mix . Several supporting characters have what i describe as mild accents. The intention right now is to keep them but i know from experience that we might replace some voices once we hear the soundtrack in its final phases"..


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    25th Anniversary Sets Hit Canada
    02/08/02
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    It's been reported in a few places, including our forums, that TRU in Canada has started to receive all three 25th Anniversary 2packs. At a reported cost of $24.99 Canadian a piece, it's a little hefty, but at least there is new product out there, so get yer snowsuits on, and head on over to your nearest Toys R Us.


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    John William's Birthday
    02/08/02
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    John Williams (70) <BR>Born February 8, 1932; He's seventy years old today.


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    Straight from the Horse's Mouth: Midnight Maddness
    02/07/02
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    As we all await 12:00 midnight on April 23 for the release of all the new product for Attack of the Clones, I have some new information on the subject to share with you all. This news comes straight from a good friend at Toys R. Us Corporate Office:<BR><BR>Midnight Madness will indeed take place at Toys R. Us, but not all of their stores will be participating. Only those stores big enough in size to carry all of the new product and with sufficient employees to handle the influx of customers the release of the new merchandise will generate, will be part of it.<BR>Also managers at participating Toys R. Us have been given two options to choose from by their Corporate Office:<BR><BR>OPTION 1) Close for business at regular hours( 9:30 P.M) and then reopen at 12: 00 A.M. This will be a time employees will use to bring out and set up the new product.<BR><BR>OPTION 2) Remain opened from April 22 at 9:30 A. M until 3:00 A. M, April 23. This means product will be put out and displayed while customers are in the store BUT they will not be allowed to purchase it until the clock has hit 12:00 A. M<BR><BR>Either option chosen by a manager will give customers a three hour time frame to actually be able to make their AOTC purchases.<BR>If you are planning on taking pictures of the crowd and toys inside the store, TRU Corporate Office asks to contact them first and ask for a permit and see if you qualify for it. Pictures will not be allowed inside the stores unless you've been given authorization by their Corporate Office.<BR>As a note of advice, check with your local Toys R Us store to confirm which of the two options mentioned they will be implementing or whether or not they will be opened for business at Midnight Madness.


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    Star Jones
    02/07/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/ford.jpg></center><BR>It's been 21 years since Harrison Ford first cracked his whip in ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'' (and 13 years since the third in the series, ''Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade''), but the soon-to-be-60-year-old actor is dusting off his fedora for another dig gig. <BR>Can Harrison Ford resurrect Indiana Jones? <BR>Want to find out? Click <a href="http://www.ew.com/ew/report/0,6115,199799~1~0~canharrisonfordresurrect,00.html">here</a>.
     
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    <CENTER>Lucasfilm Decries Enron's Star Wars Fixation
    02/07/02
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    HOUSTON — The Force may not be with Enron Corp. these days, but it was implied by the Star Wars-related names of some of the fallen energy company's financial vehicles. <BR>And <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,44963,00.html">here</a> is the rest of the story.<BR><I>Thanks to V for the tip.</I>


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    Book Preview: The Art of Episode II
    02/07/02
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    <center><img src=http://starwars.com/episode-ii/news/2002/02/img/artofstarwars_cover_sm.jpg></center><BR>"For more than 25 years, the visual brilliance of the Star Wars films has captivated audiences far and wide. From lush worlds to intricate landscapes, from lavish costumes to amazing creatures, design artists and model makers have explored the Star Wars galaxy with a dazzling sense of wonder."<BR>To find out more, go <a href="http://starwars.com/episode-ii/news/2002/02/news20020207.html">here</a>.


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    Wanna Make Your Own Diorama?
    02/07/02
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    The guys over at <A HREF="http://www.niubniubsuniverse.com/home/home.html/HOME.ASP">Niubniub's Universe</A> have added a new Blueprints section. Now, anyone can download specific instructions on how to create your own diorama scene. Go straight to the Blueprint section <A HREF="http://www.niubniubsuniverse.com/blueprints/blueprintmenu.asp">here</A>.


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    Star Wars Stratego
    02/06/02
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    <A HREF="http://starwars.hasbro.com">Hasbro</A> has announced a new product in their upcoming Episode 2 line. It's a Star Wars version of one of my favorite games - STRATEGO.<BR><BR>"Introducing classic STRATEGO enhanced with Star Wars graphics and Star Wars game-play. The objective of the game is to capture your opponents control center. With the Star Wars "Force" players move along with such powers as leaping, charging, blasting, or even vision. But, be careful, your opponent also has special powers. So, you must carefully strategize your plan of attack."<BR><BR><A HREF="http://starwars.hasbro.com">Check it out here</A>.


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    Let the Voting Begin
    02/06/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/contest></center><BR>The voting for the custom "Bothan" figure contest has begun. Be sure to <a href="http://forums.thebothanspy.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=929">stop by</a> and cast your vote. Only registered member may vote, so be sure to register first.


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    AOTC: Have you Heard That...?
    02/06/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/saber></center><BR>Continuing with our coverage of Attack of the Clones upcoming product release, very close to us already, there are a few new highlights many of you might be interested in.<BR>Have you heard that..?:<BR>- There is already a case number showing for Collection 2<BR>- There is already a case breakdown for Collection 2<BR>- There are six different color blades and four different handles for the basic lightsaber<BR>- There is an insert or backdrop in the new AOTC cards, serving as their background, right inside the blister.<BR>Judge for yourself. Follow this <a href="http://forums.thebothanspy.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=4176&t=6478#post4176">link</a> and check out the pictures ... See why they say a picture can tell a thousand words.<BR>Enjoy!


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    LUCASQUOTE: The Path of Least Resistance
    02/06/02
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    <center><img src=http://www.cinescape.com/multimedia/StarWars/More_Images/StarWarsMore_Images274800.jpg></center><BR>"Basically, I'm a very lazy person, and I have a tendency to take the path of least resistance."<BR>Go <a href="http://www.cinescape.com/starwars/News_2.asp">here</a> for the rest.


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    Book Preview: The Episode II Novel
    02/06/02
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    <center><img src=http://www.starwars.com/episode-ii/news/2002/02/img/novelization_cover_sm.jpg></center><BR>Best-selling author R.A. Salvatore sheds new light on the legendary Star Wars saga, and skillfully illuminates the events of Attack of the Clones in the novelization of the film. Click <a href="http://www.starwars.com/episode-ii/news/2002/02/news20020205.html">here</a> to read more.


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    New Giveaway at Jedi Aries
    02/05/02
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    Darth Agiline and the Aliens at Jedi Aries' Tattoine Alien Cantina are giving away a "POTJ Deluxe Amanaman MOMC" for the February free drawing! Please head on over and enter today! Also, The Aliens have just put up a new POLL! The POLL is in regards to Episode II! Please head on over an cast your VOTE! Go <a href="http://jediaries.themonthlypost.com">here</a>.


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    TPU review from the UK Toy Fair
    02/05/02
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    <a href="http://books.dreambook.com/tpu/probenews.html">The Private Universe</a> has something you might like to check out...<BR>"The 2002 UK Toy Fair has, at time of writing this, been going for a few days now. At the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands for the second time, it has settled nicely into the new venue. With Monsters Inc. taking up pretty much every available inch of space, ‘minor’ licences such as The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars were a tad tucked away.<BR><BR>Still, Episode Two did feature on three stands I found on my six hour whirlwind tour of the facilities, and the atmosphere on all things Star Wars was much more positive than last year. The main points of presence for E2 were the open Wizards of the Coast stand and the closed Hasbro/Tiger stand."<BR>Here's a <a href="http://books.dreambook.com/tpu/probenews.html">Link</a>


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    New Zam Wesell website
    02/05/02
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    There's a new website out there devoted to the new bounty hunter from Episode II, Zam Wesell. Access it <A HREF="http://www.zam-wesell.com/">here</A>, and make sure to tell them we sent ya.


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    AOTC: Mace and Jango, The Opposite Side
    02/05/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/attack></center><BR>Another quick note here letting all of our readers know I have added yet another picture to our Attack of the Clones Archive in our forums. By now you might have seen the Deluxe carded figures posted in several places BUT this time it is the back of these cards that we would like to show you, featuring Mace Windu and Jango Fett. So head straight to <a href="http://forums.thebothanspy.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=4148&t=1441#post4148">this place</a> and check them out.. Enjoy!


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    AOTC: Picture Update
    02/04/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/7772></center><BR>Just a quick note to let everyone be aware, I have added two more pics to our AOTC archive in the forums:<BR>a) A group picture of the carded figures<BR>b) Lower end lightsaber. non electronic<BR>Head straight for the forums and check them out <a href="http://forums.thebothanspy.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=897">here</a>.<BR>Enjoy!
     
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    <CENTER>Vanity Fair Covers Episode II
    02/04/02
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    <center><img src=http://starwars.com/episode-ii/news/2002/02/img/vanityfair_sm.jpg></center><BR>The March 2002 edition of Vanity Fair, which hits newsstands soon, showcases exclusive photography from the set of Episode II Attack of the Clones. For more on this, visit the <a href="http://starwars.com/episode-ii/news/2002/02/news20020204.html">official site</a>


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    Spoilers Present
    02/04/02
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    <center><img src=http://www.cinescape.com/multimedia/StarWars/More_Images/StarWarsMore_Images245710.jpg></center><BR>As evident in the Teaser/Trailers for ATTACK OF THE CLONES, someone is trying to kill Senator Amidala. In fact, she probably thwarts death more than anyone else in the film. Once again, the following news may not be new to you but the picture I'm going to point you to has yet to be seen... To read more, click <a href="http://www.cinescape.com/24/editorial.asp?aff_id=24&this_cat=Prequel+News&action=page&obj_id=32655">HERE</a>


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    Group Chat Rescheduled
    02/04/02
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    Barada has informed me that the chat that was planned for last Friday night will be held this Thursday (01/07/02) between 9 to 10 pm EST. Hope to see everyone there.


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    Lucasfilm: Obi-Wan, Owen Lars not brothers
    02/03/02
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    <center><img src=http://cinescape.com/multimedia/Master_Site/Movies/Master_SiteArticle279055.jpg></center><BR>As STAR WARS EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES is prepped for its May 16 release, the official STAR WARS website has announced a changed in accepted mythology going back to RETURN OF THE JEDI. Namely, Obi-Wan Kenobi is not the brother of moisture farmer Owen Lars.<BR>Go <a href="http://cinescape.com/0/Editorial.asp?this_cat=Movies&obj_id=32657&aff_id=0">Here</a> to read the rest of this story.



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    DSP's First Give-Away
    02/03/02
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    <a href="http://www.deathstarplans.com/">Deathstarplans.com</a> is having their first Give-Away. They are giving away a free Episode 1 Tatooine Darth Maul w/ the rare black vest variation MOC. The black vested Darth Mauls were the hardest to find, in fact almost impossible to locate. Here is you chance to get this one for free. Head over and enter!


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    More, More, More! AOTC April 23 Wave 2 Pictures
    02/03/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/777></center><BR>More detailed pictures of the carded figures being released on April 23. This time is Wave 2<BR>As of today, we have information of a total of sixteen figures being released but any changes could take place as Toyfair is almost here and more product could be revealed. As for now, we can certainly expect these babies on the shelves nationwide April 23 and to top things off, there's a certain card with a printed text error, What are you waiting for? Go check them out, right <a href="http://forums.thebothanspy.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=907">here</a>....Enjoy!


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    Scavenger Hunt 3
    02/03/02
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    <a href="http://www.artoosnews.com/">Artoosnews</a> sends this...<BR>Scavenger Hunt 3 - Return of the Hunters - starts today. With at least 17 prize slots this time, there is plenty to go around. This time the hunt theme is ROTJ, with the grand prize being an Endor diorama set up, with a 2001 collectors guide and a Darth Vader Attakus. Many will have the chance to win prizes from action figures to collecting supplies to statues. Contest ends in 2 weeks...so sign up today!


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    Wookie Prisoner
    02/02/02
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    <center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/chewy></center><BR>News from <a href="http://acpin.homestead.com/home.html">ACPin</a>....<BR>Here are the rebel trio walking along one of the Death Star hallways. I've also added on the homepage selected dioramas from the archives for easy access to viewers. Remember the A-Wing Hangar Bay?<BR>Be sure to stop by and check it out.


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    Attack of the Clones: April 23 Toy Pictures
    02/02/02
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    If you do not mind being spoiled just a little, take a look at the latest images of the basic assortment of attack of the clones figures being released April 23. This of course is a major spoiler so be aware! Take a look at this small image down below or check out the bigger ones <a href="http://forums.thebothanspy.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=904">here</a>...Enjoy!<BR>Ishi Tib<BR><center><img src=http://thebothanspy.com/bothanusers/news/22ep2></center>


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    Raging Dianoga
    02/02/02
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    News from <a href="http://www.ragingdianoga.co.uk/">Raging Dianoga</a>....<BR>I’ve uploaded some cover pics of some upcoming star wars games.<BR>The covers which I have posted do state that they are for display purposes but it gives you an idea of what the final covers may look like. <BR>Swing by and take a look.


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    Jedichris.net
    02/02/02
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    <a href="http://www.jedichris.net/">jedichris.net</a> is giving away an Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader Final Duel, Han Solo and Chewbacca Death Star Escape, & Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa Swing To Freedom. Hurry over and enter.


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    Power has been Restored
    02/02/02
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    For those that are unaware, a <A HREF="http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/2578764.htm">severe ice storm hit Kansas City</A> during this past week and knocked out power for a great deal of the surrounding area. Unfortunately, this meant that our server was without power (and 6 hours worth of battery time didn't quite cut it). Currently, the server is running off a generator until full power has been restored. The possibility does exist that we could experience more technical difficulties while we try to recover, so please be patient while the situations is resolved. Thanks.<BR><BR>A few things to note:<BR><BR>*Any e-mail that you may have sent to us during the past week did not reach us. You will have to send it again.<BR><BR>*The deadline for the Custom Bothan Contest has been extended until next Tuesday. So this means that February 5th will be the last day that we accept entries.<BR><BR>*The scheduled Friday night chat will be rescheduled. Look for more info on that soon.<BR><BR>Once again, I'm sorry for any inconvience that this may have caused and I'm doing everything I can to get the site back to normal. Thanks for your patience.
     
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