With ToyFare out of publication and Tomart's missing in action from the newsstands for months now, Lee's Toy Review appears to be the only printed source for plastic news fix. Circulation is now quarterly with issue #220 out now with belated coverage and Vintage Collection figure photos from Toy Fair 2012.
Just as we were wondering what happened to this Target exclusive, a Battle of Naboo Battle Pack packaged sample shows up on eBay with a whopping starting bid of $2000!
The seller is describing it as a prototype, but it does open up the possibility that we may see this on retail or discount shelves. Marshall's anyone?
A healthy mix of repaints, a collector's tin, and Ziro the Hutt make up a new Target exclusive Fighter Pods set at Sandtroopers.com. You should check it out!
The biggest chatter of the year comes from Florida, where Droid Factory is being deployed at Disney Hollywood Studios. You can build your own Astromech Droid, but what does the whole set-up look like? Our pal Chuck sent us some awesome images over teh Twitter, and you can click through to see them (and follow him) after the break.
First up, one of our pals on Twitter tweeted us last night that the Star Tours Astromech Droids would run about $12.95 each, or 2 for $18.95. This article shows more pictures of retooled heads and other changes, and the claim that only the R6, R8, and R9 heads are exclusive is something of a half-truth-- remember, the R5 droids appear to have no antennas this time around, plus all the droids have holes in their head.