Sunday, August 27, 2006

Back On Line!

After a very long haitus SWLE is back! we obviously have a ton of updates coming your way so stay tuned for daily updates and lots of news on all your favorite companies.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Last Call On Star Wars Maquettes


If you have not ordered you Princess Leia and R2-D2 Maquette, now is the time to act as many online retailers are already sold out of pre-sells for this piece and the Boba Fett piece cannot be too far behind! Entertainment Earth still has some but act fast as they will not last.

New Clone Helmet Update From Master Replicas


Master Replicas updates with a new announcement about the long delayed Clonetrooper helmet

Dear Master Replicas Customer:

We apologize for the delay in providing you with an update on our Shock Troop, Special Ops, and Clone Trooper helmets. We wanted to ensure that we had the most accurate and actionable information for you.
As you know, the helmets were placed on shipping hold in order to be fully inspected by an independent third party for potential quality issues. Based on our inspection results, we regret to inform you that the units did not pass inspection.To ensure that we only deliver high quality products to our customers, we have decided that our remaining inventory of Special Ops, Shock Troop, and Clone Trooper helmets are not sellable. Because of their condition, we will be making all new units. As you can imagine, this will extend the timeline in delivering your helmet. We are extremely committed to quality and we are willing to make this significant commitment to ensure that our customers receive a product that we can all be proud of.We currently do not have a production schedule yet, but hope to have both the initial ship dates and completion dates by helmet in our next updated to you. Based on our current projections, we believe that we will be able to begin shipping the helmets Late Summer (August/September). We sincerely apologize for this extended delay in shipping the helmets to you. Master Replicas remains committed to delivering high quality products and we believe that this is the right thing to do.If you have received a helmet, we recommend that you contact us for a replacement. Please e-mail us at customerservice@masterreplicas.com by May 5, 2006 to arrange for a replacement.We apologize for any inconvenience this development may have caused you and appreciate your patience.

Sincerely,The Master Replicas Team

Sunday, April 16, 2006

New Forums

SWLE is proud to re-open our forums with what we believe is a more user friendly board than the previous one. Please take a moment to register and join the SWLE high end collecting community. As a special thank you for joining we will be giving away one Revenge of the Sith Darth Vader mini bust from Gentle Giant. The drawing will close on May 31, 2006 and all those registered and with at least 10 posts will then be entered into a drawing. Good luck from your friends at SWLE!


Friday, April 14, 2006

Master Replicas Serves Up Minis


Master Replicas has been bringing us excellent .45 scale lightsaber replicas with every bit of detail to their larger 1:1 counter parts and now they bring us .33 scale replicas of blasters from the Star Wars universe starting with Han Solo's Empire Strikes Back blaster and the Stormtrooper blaster from A New Hope. Here's a quick rundown of everything you need to know!

A New Hope Stormtrooper Blaster

Diecast metal construction
Injection molded plastic components
Display stand featuring the character's name and Star Wars logo
Protective display case *NEW FEATURE*
Prop story and Certificate of Authenticity
Only $45!
Collectors Society On Sale:April 18 , 2006(9:00 am Pacific Time)
General Public On Sale Date:April 20 , 2006(9:00 am Pacific Time)
Expected to begin shipping Late Summer 2006


Empire Strikes Back Han Solo Blaster

Diecast metal construction

Injection molded plastic components

Display stand featuring the characters name and Star Wars logo

Protective display case *NEW FEATURE*

Prop story and Certificate of Authenticity


Only $45!
Collectors Society On Sale:April 18 , 2006(9:00 am Pacific Time)
General Public On Sale Date:April 20 , 2006(9:00 am Pacific Time)

Expected to begin shipping Late Summer 2006


Eagled eyed bounty hunters out there might want to sharpen those hunting skills as Master Replicas has made chase versions of each blaster with 5% of the production run being gold plated and 2.5% will be black smoke chrome. Good Luck!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Sideshow San Diego Comic Con 2006 Exclusive Revealed





Sideshow Collectibles updates tonight with the first glimpse of their 2006 San Diego Comic Con exclusive Darth Vader- Sith Apprentice complete with a unique lava droid base. This piece will be limited to a fan friendly 6,000 pieces and will be distributed at the show on a pick up only basis. You can find more information at Sideshow's preview page here.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Evil This Way Comes



Gentle Giant has posted that the Luke Skywalker on Tauntaun diorama statue should be hitting stores in the next few days followed closely by the Emperor Palpatine mini bust expected to hit online retailers and stores around the week of the 17th this month.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Master Replicas News


Lots of Master Replicas news lately, so here is some more! The edition size plaque for both the Revenge of the Sith Darth Sidious lighsaber with an edition size of 4,000 and the Yoda lightsaber edition size of 2,900 will be shipping within the next few weeks. Also, if you purchased the Luke Skywalker Signature Edition lightsaber, you can now contact Master Replicas to recieve your edition size plaque and picture of Mark Hamill signing your piece by emailing Master Replicas at LukeSEPlaques@masterreplicas.com

Here's some further details for the Signature Edition Boba Fett Blaster that goes on sale tommorrow:

-Authentic weathered finish
-Machined aluminum and brass parts
-Diecast metal construction
-Injection molded plastic components
-Wooden handles
-Museum quality display case with mirrored base and acrylic cover
-Numbered plaque featuring Jeremy Bulloch's signature
-Certificate of Authenticity-Limited Edition of 1000

$679.00 with FREE SHIPPING*

Collectors Society On Sale:
April 11, 2006(9:00 am Pacific Time)

General Public On Sale Date:
April 13, 2006(9:00 am Pacific Time)

Expected to begin shipping Fall 2006

**Free domestic ground shipping. Expedited orders and international orders will receive a discount on shipping costs at checkout. Product specifications subject to change.