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.
Far less interesting than the rest of today's news, this is a Clone Trooper exclusive from 2005 when the black splotches were the coolest battle damage on a Clone yet. How does it hold up 2,000 years later?
About 20 domes, 10 bodies, and a whole mess of droids were posted to the Star Tours Facebook page. To date this is the clearest shot of the robots, which gives us a look at the various Mickey Mouse ears, confirmation that Goofy's hat does indeed sport ears, and, of course, this isn't everything. Other hats, like a very Jack Sparrow-looking pirate hat, were shown in previous preview images so it's a pretty safe bet what you're seeing here isn't the entire line.
Sandtroopers.com unveils the scoop of the day by revealing some images of the Target exclusive Darth Maul Returns Battle Pack with Darth Maul (Clone Wars appearance), a Nightsister, and Armored Savage Opress.
Day 1,800?!? Where has my life gone? It's time to look at Exar Kun in what may be one of the longest-running daily toy review columns anywhere. So how is this increasingly expensive figure? And just how expensive did he get in the last year or so?
"The Force is with you, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet." This new Movie Heroes action figure, with that light-up lightsaber, captures that scene so amazingly well. It geekily inspired me to load up "Clash of the Lightsabers" on my iPod and photograph him on the POTJ Bespin playset to capture the essence of that scene and…wow...THAT's it. If you're a Vader fan, or even a passing Star Wars fan, you owe it to yourself to pick this figure up.
Here are the Nth releases of these characters within the past 4 months that could potentially cause some redundancy and over saturation in retail. From the head up, they're excellent, and you may argue that at least one or two are the best yet. But the 5 points of articulation are causing much menace for a few collectors, especially since these head sculpts are meant for more action.
This Qui-Gon Jinn figure from 2008ish is basically the basis for most Qui-Gon figures you can buy at a store today. He's super-articulated and has a robe...
Happy Star Wars Day! In celebration of May The Fourth, Hasbro, Gentle Giant, LEGO, and others are offering some good deals, extras, and more.
Carded photos of the "Lost Line" wave of The Vintage Collection figures have been posted at Sandtroopers.com. As we first reported at Toy Fair, this wave includes a character from each Episode of the Star Wars saga.
When Hasbro bragged during their speedy presentation at this year's Toy Fair that these new Battle Pack figures are the best they've done of these characters yet, they were somewhat correct... from a certain point of view. The regression in articulation has caused much controversy and debate in the collector community since. Yes, these figures feature excellent sculpting and awful POTF2 era poseability. No, it doesn't have to be this good and that bad.