That first trio of The Black Series 3 3/4-inch action figures are hitting Walmarts now - that's the good news. I spied two of them personally yesterday, neither of which seem to be significantly altered from previous releases.
Each figure is $12.93, and comes boxed. Darth Vader is a repack of the classic 500th Darth Vader mold, and now we know the dome is not glued down - the sample I saw was floating around freely in the box, the figure loose and the helmet wedged down below. Chewbacca appears to be a repack of the 2004 Original Trilogy Collection Vintage figure, which was $9.99 (and cheaper) and also repacked several times since then. I was not able to confirm if Luke has any changes, as he was not available at the stores I examined.
In the post Star Wars Celebration 2015 Super Shogun Exclusives!, Funko shows that they are indeed bringing the long, long-gestating jumbo figures inspired by Shogun Warriors to plastic life once again. This redeco of the Stormtrooper is a swell addition to any spacious house, while the Kenner-deco Boba Fett is another fine delight which I will no doubt cry myself to sleep over not owning. Such is life. Click here to read more and see the pictures.
Available at a Toys R Us near you right now, Selig Kenjenn (not Zelig, I don't think) is shown being at the Battle of Geonosis. Except he wasn't there - the character is based on a piece of art depicting Holocron-keeper Leland Chee as a Jedi, which had TIE Fighters in the background. As such, it's less an essential movie collectible than it is a bizarrely neat trivia question for people like you and me who live and breathe this stuff. Read on!
While she looks a little more like Han & Leia's kid than the actress in the movie, Khaat Qiyn is largely pretty neat. Sure, she has a giant mitt, but Que-Mars' other hand had to go somewhere. Want to know more? Read on!
While it's not uncommon for a figure to have a minor error or two, Que-Mars Redath received two of them - and they're pretty interesting ones, at that. This isn't the first Weequay Jedi, nor do we anticipate it to be the last. It is, however, the first figure in the last set we're going to be looking at this week so go ahead and read on!
Check out the movie version of TC-70, Jabba's protocol droid from The Clone Wars movie. It's pretty nice - it's also the build-a-droid from Amazon's exclusive Legacy 6-pack. Should you get it? Read on!
I know what you're thinking - didn't you buy a Vintage 212th Battalion Clone Trooper just about two years ago? Yes, but this one is just different enough to make you mad! New damage markings and slightly different orange patterning await you on this exclusive Droid Factory figure which now uses the 2011 Vintage Clone body, which the previous version did not. Read on!
Did you know you needed another Sun Fac? Neither did I. This Amazon-exclusive 2013 release is a redeco of the 2006 pegwarmer original, which would surely have poisoned the pegs. As such, we're all happy to see it online. It has fewer accessories than the original, lacks the eye scar, and has slightly different deco. Is the new release worth it? Read on!
They're here! Well, they're on the way - click here to order your Amazon exclusive Star Wars Legacy Collection action figure 6-pack. it's filled with troopers, Sun Fac, and two droids - including the totally new FA-4 Pilot Droid.
So I got the new Amazon Exclusive Vintage Collection TIE Interceptor here, and the big question I've been hearing - a lot - is "is it different?" The answer is yes, actually - the plastic color is different enough from other movie versions of the ship to be notable, so let's find out more.
Just in time for Comic-Con, here's our review of the Hasbro SDCC (and Celebration Europe) exclusive Black Series Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite. Will collectors jump in to this new scale? Based on this piece, it's hard not to get excited of what's to come. Check out our review and photos after the jump, and check back tonight as our 2013 SDCC Preview Night coverage begins!
Since 2009, fans have asked "So when will Hasbro release the other scanning crew guy and the rest of the equipment?" Teased at Toy Fair, not one but two stories are showing off this soon-to-be-released if not out before you know it Imperial Scanning Crew from Hasbro. Two sets are coming, and you'll need to buy both to get all the troopers at Kmart in the very near future.
The Amazon Exclusive Boba Fett's Slave I vehicle is up for grabs right now. Also, the Amazon Exclusive Vintage Collection TIE Interceptor is up for grabs. Don't delay, pre-order today! Click here to order yours, and read on for pricing and availability. These items qualify for free shipping, too. Also new Black Series Star Wars Action Figure releases are up for pre-order.
Yakface.com has the scoop - the missing Return of the Jedi edition The Vintage Collection AT-AT is hitting Toys R Us! The vehicle has slightly different deco with Endor mud and a unique AT-AT Driver action figure which is the only one ever made to feature black gloves.
Have you see this year's Gentle Giant Holiday Bust for Star Wars? It's Jar Jar Binks with a nifty santa hat and electronic lights! Numbered and limited to barely over 200 units, this particular version does not include Wald as a companion piece, but there is a swell magnetic base which masks the bust's "on" switch. There are multiple light blinking modes, and yes, we've got a video after the jump.