The wait is over! And by over, I mean just starting because Hasbro posted the form and the details of this year's mail-in Boba Fett offer. You can click through to read it, or read below for the notes on what will (or won't) be accepted.
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In addition to the Delta Squad set (and the Vintage Y-Wing, a couple of smaller vehicles, the Stealth Operations Clone Trooper, and a few other items) Toys R Us just started stocking the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Sith & Imperial Troopers. 4 of the 5 figures appear to be new sculpts, and it's pretty good for $39.99.
Click through for a few images and impressions, after the break.
It's IG97, the "killer" robot. Based on the newest Battle Droid chassis, the figure has loads of articulation, a good amount of gear, and a comic-accurate head to boot. You'll want this one-- assuming you can still find it, which is entirely possible. Read on!
The SDCC exclusive Revenge of the Jedi Death Star set is now online at HasbroToyshop.com for $129.99 each. Click here to order yours before they're gone and enter coupon code COMIC2011 for 10% off.
He's small and fishy. Robonino was one of those figures fans started asking for, subsequently got, and didn't really buy. His Target-exclusive gift set is still available nearly 9 months after its introduction, which is a shame, as it's a nice set that should sell through. Should you get one? Read on!
At first glance, one may make the assumption that the upcoming ToysRus Trench Run X-Wing Fighter is another iteration of the 1997 Power FX mold or a repaint like the Dagobah version. But Hasbro went to great lengths to give Luke's signature starfighter some fresh insides by tooling a new fuselage and adding great detail and features in the cockpit. This may be your definitive 3 3/4 X-Wing yet.
The ToysRUs exclusive Republic Commando set is now available online at ToysRUs.com for $39.99 each and includes FREE Shipping. The set includes the four members of the elite Delta Squad (Boss, Sev, Fixer, and Scorch) and a Geonosian Warrior. Update: Out Of Stock
While last year's focus was on The Empire Strikes Back's 30th Anniversary, this year is all about "Getting Revenge". Marvel properties may be the movie darlings of 2011, but Hasbro remains dedicated to their Vintage mission,though most of what they showed at Comic-Con was packaging alone, as they largely touted their show exclusive Revenge of the Jedi Death Star set.
Galactic reader Mike M. finds the ToysRUs exclusive Geonosian Warrior with Speeder and Rebel Technician with Transport along with Clone Commander Blackout at a local store in the Toronto, Ontario area. These hopefuly will begin hitting the lower continent soon!
ToysRUs.com has posted their exclusive Commander Blackout aka Stealth Operations Clone Trooper on their website to pre-order for $7.99 each!
Pretend to be excited! Hasbro will likely be unveiling the B-Wing Fighter, a just-released Kmart exclusive in The Vintage Collection at Comic-Con this week. I expect lots of applause from people in the audience who weren't paying attention to store shelves-- but not you, good reader, as you are an astute person with their ear to the tracks for this kind of thing, and good for you. I appreciate that. How is this fourth release of a 1980s mold? Pretty good, actually-- it's basically a redeco of the 2008 Dagger Squad version.
As far as toy vehicles go, the B-Wing (courtesy of its packaging and how it ships) provides one of the best user experiences around for Star Wars spacecraft. Kudos to Hasbro's packaging department for a well-engineered series of inserts, but more on that later.
And wouldn't you love to know what the 1984 ship cost and if the 2011 one is a bargain adjusted for inflation? Click through for images and impressions, after the break.
Since you've just had some good news, saddle up for some bad. Rather than go to clearance, the oft-raised-and-lowered 2009 Target-exclusive Geonosis Arena 2-packs have seemingly returned but with a much higher price tag-- pennies north of $16. If you waited on these... keep waiting.
Hasbro sent us another exciting batch with a mix of new images of things we've seen and new stuff. The newest of the new is the Target Exclusive Star Wars The Search for Luke Skywalker set, which sports a retooled vintage Hoth Han Solo (hood not up, dagnabbit) alongside a newly-tooled Tauntaun and a Hoth Rebel Trooper. All this and Vintage Ponda Baba on card, plus more, after the break. CLICK IT.