Review: CW12 Obi-Wan Kenobi

By Mike — Monday, June 25, 2012

The brave,noble, chin pondering Jedi Knight gets an update in 2012 that is an overall improvement in terms of sculpt, but loses some articulation in the process. Hasbro must not have been entirely happy with the version from 2011 and decided to issue a new, sterner looking, head sculpt a year later. Obi-Wan even comes with a climbing pack for some play value.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,834

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 25, 2012

There are figures you must own in your collection, but Passel Argente is not one of them.  It's a perfectly good figure with limited articulation, but it's not like he was a major character.  Is greenie  worth it? Read on!

Image Bank: VC56 Kithaba (Red Variant)

By Mike — Sunday, June 24, 2012

We typically like our variants with some point of interest or backstory to them, and while the red bandana Kithaba isn't by any stretch of the imagination a vinyl caped Jawa, the fact that Hasbro changed up to better match the actual character and vintage version is interestingly cool.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,833

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 22, 2012

Here's a neat one.  Check out the Tartakovsky Clone Trooper, part of a once-rare boxed set which is now a dirt-cheap boxed set.  It's disgusting how awesome this figure is for the price.  Read on!

Hasbro: SDCC Carbonite Chamber Pack Details

By Mike — Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hasbro has released additional information and copy for the Comic-Con exclusive Vintage Special Edition Carbonite Chamber Collector's Pack along with a price of $69.99 each.

Packaged TRU Ewok, Rebel Pilot Exclusive Star Wars Figure Packs at Sandtroopers.com

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 21, 2012

Rejoice!  If you were a child in the 1980s, the new Ewok Pack is as exciting as the new Yavin Pilot Pack! You can see them at Sandtroopers.com, and you should! The Ewok set has two real winners for lovers of the post-ROTJ stories with Princess Kneesaa from the TV series Ewoks (and other licensed stories and products) plus Tippet from the Marvel stories.  The Yavin set has a new Porkins plus much more.  You want to know more, right?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,832 with Bonus Video Review

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 21, 2012

Last but not least in this new wave of Vintage is Clone Pilot Odd Ball, a nicely-sculpted and pretty nicely painted new pilot! We didn't need a new mold, but Hasbro gave it to us and it turned out well.  How well?  Read on!

Carded Commander Fox

By Mike — Thursday, June 21, 2012

He's red and white and would have made a perfect Target exclusive! Jedi Temple Archives posts a carded shot of the new and upcoming Clone Commander Fox in his new Phase II armor.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,831

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Some figures I love, and you'll hate.  This Obi-Wan Kenobi may qualify, given it has an astonishingly good sculpt and Ewan McGregor likeness, but only 5 points of articulation.  Since I'm right and you're wrong, what's wrong with you?  Read on and find out!

Video Review: 2012 Hasbro Star Wars Naboo Starfighter Vehicle

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The brand-new Naboo Starfighter was a long-delayed release, but would you believe it was actually manufactured very close to the wave 1 vehicles?  Find out how you can tell, and just how good this new release is, in today's special video review right after the jump!

Review: CW13 Captain Rex (Phase II Armor)

By Mike — Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The standard brand bearer and primary clone for The Clone Wars series gets an update in 2012 that transitions him into Phase II armor. The new Captain Rex looks absolutely magnificent, with great sculpting, awesome deco and weathering detail, and shares some parts with CW2 Phase II Clone Trooper. What he lacks in articulation (8 points), Rex certainly makes some up for in aesthetics. But will that make the cut for pose happy collectors?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,830

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It's the 2012 Luke Skywalker in his Hoth gear! For the first time ever, this outfit gets things like wrist joints and ankles.  Was it worth the wait, or does Hasbro need to redo it already?  Read on!

More TRU Vintage Exclusives, Multipacks, Slave I

By Mike — Monday, June 18, 2012

Just as your wallet takes a breather from the summer convention exclusive buying frenzy, Rebelscum has unloaded a fantastic report on some upcoming ToysRUs exclusives coming to you this fall.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,829 with Bonus Video

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 18, 2012

Another one!  The just-released 2012 Nikto Skiff Guard sports a great sculpt and exceptional articulation.  And we made a video of it, too!  Want to know how excited you should be about this one?  Read on, or watch the video after the jump!

Captain Rex Rides The Bomb

By Mike — Monday, June 18, 2012

Those funny guys at the Hasbro art department injected some Strangelove humor in the background insert of the Attack Recon Fighter with Anakin Skywalker. UPDATE: Thanks to a tip from Yakface, we have more on this noseart design!