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Image Bank: VC50 Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)

By Mike — Monday, July 18, 2011

Hasbro finally delivers a Han Solo in Bespin outfit that we can truly term as the definitive version so far. The dead on facial likeness, super- articulation, and even the "Han-ness", that cocky swagger, is evident in this figure. Sure Hasbro. for their own reasons. didn't include the leg strap, but it doesn't diminish an otherwise excellent execution.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,589

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 18, 2011

It's a Clone Pilot!  This is the one that comes with the brand-new Y-Wing Scout Bomber, and has more than a passing resemblance to Warthog. With ball-jointed hips and great helmet deco, it's a nice figure-- but is it worth buying with the vehicle?  Read on!

The Comic-Con Star Wars Swag Rundown

By Mike — Monday, July 18, 2011

The Official Site gives a breakout of all the exclusive swag at Comic-Con International later this week, including Hasbro's Death Star Collector's Pack, Gentle Giant's McQuarrie Snowtrooper and Jumbo Vinyl Cape Jawa, the SOLD OUT Sideshow 12 inch Clone Commander, and others. 

TRU Exclusive Commander Blackout Online (Pre-order)

By Mike — Monday, July 18, 2011

ToysRUs.com has posted their exclusive Commander Blackout aka Stealth Operations Clone Trooper on their website to pre-order for $7.99 each!

New Vintage Pre-Order Reveals Next Wave

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 18, 2011

Our sponsors Entertainment Earth added a listing for the next wave of Vintage Star Wars figures.   The new case has three previously unreleased figures!

First Look: Kmart Vintage Return of the Jedi The Vintage Collection B-Wing Fighter

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, July 16, 2011

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.

Toy Aurebesh Translated: Castas Bounty Huner Speeder Bike Vehicle

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 15, 2011

Your pal and mine MeisterShake tweeted me a picture of Castas' Speeder Bike so we could translate the Aurebesh on the vehicle.  What does it say?  "Dog Faced Bounty Hunter."   The more you know!  Thanks for sharing your picture, MeisterShake!

 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,588

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 15, 2011

If you like grey hair on your space warriors, get a look at Sinker here.  He has the same colors as most of Plo Koon's troopers from the first season, plus a unique head design and a removable helmet.  I hope you got one, as they're long gone now.  Read on!

First Look: Clone Wars Y-Wing Scout Bomber, Republic Scout Speeder Mini-Rigs

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 15, 2011

Hasbro has increasingly referred to their vehicle-with-figure assortment as "Mini-Rigs," and for a while it seemed baffling why. These vehicles were mostly bikes and guns, not exactly tiny versions of big-screen vehicles or off-camera hardware. Well, we got a couple of samples-- Y-Wing Scout Bomber and a Republic Scout Speeder-- and we will kindly eat our words now. Each vehicle includes an exclusive Clone Trooper figure and includes play features generally unseen in Hasbro's vehicles of this size. They're small, fun, and are arguably more than worth your cash if the word "mini-rig" gets you excited.

UPDATE: Added some notes on weapons storage and compatibility with other large vehicles.

Click through for images and impressions, after the break.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,587

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 14, 2011

A slightly different version!  This is a slightly redecorated version of Obi-Wan Kenobi as a spirit, as released in 2007.  Any good?  Sure!  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,586

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 13, 2011

While his articulation wasn't perfect, Hasbro did design their first Revenge of the Sith Clone Pilot to be able to sit and fit inside pretty much all the vehicles-- so it's a good toy, but didn't meet the growing standards of collectors.  I think it's great-- but will you?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,585

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Repainted about three times inside 2 years, this Anakin Skywalker was the last and arguably best take on the mold.  With a swinging arm action and a clone buddy, he was a pretty nifty release-- but do you need him for your collection?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,584

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 11, 2011

This Princess Leia figure has a poncho and a display stand with a coin.  It's similar to the Speeder Bike version, but... not.  It's good, though-- so read on!

New Clone Wars Deluxe Mini Rigs At TRU

By Mike — Saturday, July 9, 2011

The new Deluxe Mini Rigs have been spotted at ToysRUs in Chandler AZ for $18.99 each. These include the Republic Scout Speeder with ARF Trooper, Speeder Bike with Castas, Separatist Droid Speeder with Battle Droid, and Attack Cycle with General Grievous. Thanks to Mickey Gunslinger for the news and Happy Hunting!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,583

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 8, 2011

Oh, here's a neat one. Mostly neat due to the accessory, as the figure mold is showing its age, this Star Tours Darth Vader just hit a month and change back, reusing the 2005 "500th" Vader mold with a nifty new floating platform.