<CENTER>JediChris.net Give Away 11/30/01</CENTER> For those of you who don't already know this, JediChris.net is giving away a POTJ Shmi Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi/Jedi Training, & Lando Calrissian. You have until the 3rd to get over there and enter for your chance to win. <CENTER>___________________________________ Update at Blizzard-1 11/30/01</CENTER> Our friends over at Blizzard-One Customs have updated with 3 new figures. Jango Fett and Kyle Katarn were created by Pat and MOTS Mara Jade was created by Jon. So head on over there and check out the new custom figures as well as their sites new look. <CENTER>___________________________________ SOTE Petition 11/29/01</CENTER> There is a petition that has been started to try and convince Lucas Arts to make an updated Shadows Of The Empire game for the new Nintendo Game Cube. If you would like to sign the petition click here. <CENTER>___________________________________ A new online shop 11/29/01</CENTER> A reader by the name of Brian sends in the following info... "I just opened one of those prefab online stores for lack of something better to do in between POTJ waves and was interested to find that there are what look to be loose vintage figures for sale. They are either the real thing or re-issues as it says that some of them come in Kenner baggies. Anyway, if anyone wants to check it out, the site is: The Big Deal When you get there do a product search for Star Wars and this particular set will come up with about 5 other things. MTFBWY and happy hunting!" I checked the site out and the figures are the Vintage and not re-issues. Not much in the way of Star Wars, but you may find something that you like. <CENTER>___________________________________ Missed Opportunity 11/28/01</CENTER> Darth Vader has narrowly missed the opportunity to confront Obi-Wan. A continuation of the Death Star hallway series. ACPin, who is currently sponsoring our current giveaway, has updated again. So be sure to swing by and check it out. <CENTER>___________________________________ Cool Viewings at TFN 11/28/01</CENTER> The Force has an awesome section dedicated to the appearances of Hayden Christensen (Anakin) and Natalie Portman (Padme) from the 11/26 airing of MTV's Movi House. They have screenshots, a download, and even a transcript! Head on over by clicking on the above link which will take you directly to the page. <CENTER>___________________________________ Fan Club Exclusive Stormtrooper?? 11/28/01</CENTER> That is what Collect Star Wars is reporting. According to CSW it will be a 2nd quarter 2002 release, most likely in May. It will also be packaged in a white mailer box like previous Fan Club exclusives. If this holds true that would certainly sit well with all of the army builders out there. To me though it doesn't seem to make too much sense considering that E2 is right around the corner and you would THINK that the Fan Club and Hasbro would be offering something from the upcoming movie as opposed to another Stormtrooper. Guess we will just have to wait and see. <CENTER>___________________________________ E2 Books & Comics 11/28/01</CENTER> The Star Wars site has revealed a listing of the upcoming EPISODE 2 books and comics. For those want to avoid spoilers I won't post the titles here, but you can view them by clicking here. I have also set up a thread pertaining to this subject in the forums. <CENTER>___________________________________ Monday Contest Update 11/26/01</CENTER> It's Monday so that means it is time to update you on some of the great contests that are being held by some of our friends. Sandtroopers are giving away a custom POTJ Sandtrooper on a custom commemoritive card designed by our very own Borsk. They will be giving one away per week until Christmas. This weeks contest ends on 11/30. The Jawa is offering up a 12" Darth Maul and Sith Speeder. This will run until 11/21. Finally, Pegwarmer is currently holding a contest for a POTJ Sandtrooper which ends on 11/30. There you have it. Be sure to visit these great sites and while you are at it you may even win some free loot! <CENTER>___________________________________ The Phantom Menace Rating Results 11/26/01</CENTER> TBS reader Todd sends in the following info.... "Fox was the primetime master on Sunday as its world TV premiere airing of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" blew away the competition on the final Sunday of the November sweep. Fox's 7-10 p.m. airing of "Phantom Menace" averaged 17.6 million viewers and 7.9 rating/18 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. Fox won the night in adults 18-34, teens and other key young demos. "Phantom Menace" opened up with a solid 14.4 million viewers and 6.4/17 in the demo at 7 p.m., peaking from 9-9:30 p.m. with 19.4 million viewers and 8.7/19 in adults 18-49." Thanks for the news Todd. That is surely good news for us fans. When a movie that has been seen by so many people still manages to rake in 17.6 million viewers that is a good sign for the appeal of Star Wars. <CENTER>___________________________________ Star Wars TV Appearances 11/26/01</CENTER> This was a nice bit of info posted by Wookiee_Cookiee in the forums.... "Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman will be on an EP 2 MTV special on Tuesday night (11/27) at 10:30 pm EST. Ewan McGregor will be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(NBC) on Wednesday night (11/28) at 11:35 pm EST. get your VCR's ready!" Maybe Ewan will be so kind as to provide us with some new info in regards to E2. <CENTER>___________________________________ R2-D2 Beneath The Dome 11/26/01</CENTER> Now available for download at the official source for the Force, Star Wars, is the first installment of the mockumentary featuring our beloved astromech droid. Quicktime 5 is required to view the episode and it is conveniently offered at the site. You can go to the download page by clicking here. <CENTER></CENTER> <CENTER>___________________________________ FX-7 Wave Pics 11/25/01</CENTER> If you missed the pics of the FX-7 wave that Ishi Tib added to the forums then be sure to visit the gang over at Sandtroopers. George has added some very nice shots of the highly sought after wave. <CENTER>___________________________________ UK Galactic Uplink CD 11/25/01</CENTER> This info comes in from Dianaoga over at Raging Dianoga. The latest mailing of the UK Star Wars Fan Club has arrived. It contains an audio CD featuring interviews with Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker), Samuel L. Jackson (Mace Windu), Rick McCallum (Producer), and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian). Also, there is news regarding the renewed Star Wars Fact Files. Finally, Dark Emporium has added some new goodies for UK Fan Club Members. Sounds very cool. <CENTER></CENTER> <CENTER>___________________________________ R2-D2 on Fox NFL Pre-Game 11/25/01</CENTER> I just caught our favorite astromech droid on FOX. It was the segment where Jimmy picks his weekly picks. It was about 2 or 3 minutes tops and features Artoo providing all the whistles and beeps that we have come to love over the years. Artoo than proceeds to send a holo transmission and another of the announcers was dressed like Princess Leia. Of course they had to give the mandatory "May The Force Be With You". All of this was done to promote the broadcast premier of The Phantom Menace tonight on FOX. Don't forget about the mockumentary featuring R2-D2 as well. <CENTER>___________________________________ Jawa Chat 11/25/01</CENTER> Delvec from thejawa.com, wanted me to let everyone know that they are bringing back their "Jawa Chat" with a special Q&A with custom craftsman, Micheal Fright, scheduled for Friday December 7th, at 9pm. So be sure to stop by and check it out.