Many of you have written in lamenting the vanishing Boba Fett's Slave I Vintage jumbo vehicle on Amazon on and off over the last week and change. As of right now it's in stock for $69.99, so if you were waiting go ahead and grab it. And the Droid Factory set. And the TIE Interceptor. And maybe some Black Series figures. For the first time in months, there are actually new things to buy!
For some reason, it's Clone Commander Ponds! A redecorated version of the once-nameless Clone Trooper Officer figure has retconned Mr. Ponds to the Battle of Geonosis. The yellow is a little different, and he has different accessories than previous yellow clones based on the 2003 Clone Wars movie-style mold... but should you buy it? Read on!
Was he in the movie? Well, he was in a few novels, so Hasbro managed to sneak out Roan Shryne as an action figure in the just-released Toys R Us exclusive Gunship packs. You'll probably want to snag it if you're a book fan, and if not, well, it's still movie-ish enough for my liking. Read on!
Lady Jedi toys are uncommon, so Sarissa Jeng is pretty exciting to see. Her legs are recycled, but the rest of her seems new despite being similar to Ki-Adi-Mundi. The actress in stills looks quite cute - how is the figure? Read on!
I assume people must really love Sephjet Josall, because I saw someone swap out the figure for a Qui-Gon at a Toys R Us this afternoon. (May an elephant sit upon your house.) Based on a background extra in Attack of the Clones, this is a Luke figure with a new "skirt" and a new head - and it works! Nicely done. Read on!
I've been engaged in Stemzee cell research! This new furball comes from Kmart's new and possibly in-your-local-store Kmart exclusive Ewok Assault Catapult.
OK, so today we're looking at the new-for-2013 Imperial Technician (Death Star Scanning Crew). It looks a lot like the 2009 figure, with some deco changes - and since it's a trooper, a slight difference is enough for me to qualify this as a new figure worth your while. I am easy. Read on!
There are two of them! Today it's the Imperial Technician (Imperial Scanning Crew), or to the layman, "this is the one with the new head and missing parts." You'll want this one - he's loaded with new gear and a head that's a tad too small.
Unless your heart is made of stone, you'll be thrilled to hear the Star Wars Ewok Assault Catapult ($20.99) and the Imperial Scanning Crew and Death Star Scanning Crew ($15.99) are hitting stores now - I found them all at a Phoenix-area Kmart this evening.
If you're collecting, you no doubt know that the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Toys R Us Exclusive Republic Gunship is in stores now for $119.99. Hasbro has shown multiple iterations of which figures will be included - and now the Jedi Temple Archives posted a few shots.
The Toys R Us Exclusive Star Wars The Vintage Collection Republic Gunship is out now - it includes Yoda, a Clone Trooper, a Clone Pilot, 2 gunner pods, and a ship. That's the good news, as our pal @MattGuzy confirmed he found on in Arizona on the Twitter. The bad news? It's $119.99.
Were you waiting on the Hasbro Star Wars Amazon Exclusive Slave I? Well... uh... it looks like it's going through some more drama. Also, the TIE Interceptor had a price cut of a few bucks - you may wish to call Amazon to change your order. Want to know more? Or would you like the phone number? Sure ya would. Read on!
After almost a year of waiting since it was teased at Celebration VI in Orlando last year, we finally started to get our Amazon exclusive The Vintage Collection jumbo Slave I vehicle. It's 20-inches long, almost 50% bigger than the previous releases of Boba's vehicle, and has more features than ever. One of these features is a rotating wings and a gravity-centered pilot's station inside the cockpit, and in the 2010 The Clone Wars Rise of Boba Fett Battle Pack it worked great. This new version needs some work - a bad spring prevents things from locking properly. Want to fix it? Go get a Phillips head screwdriver, an old clicky pen, and read on.
A few of you have written in because your Amazon Exclusive The Vintage Collection Boba Fett's Slave I vehicle has arrived! But here's the thing - some of them are showing up in a nice Hasbro-made white mailer box, and others, well, aren't.
UPDATE: I added some comments about an errant spring and how you can fix it with a pen and a screwdriver and just a dash of gumption.