Star Wars 2012

Target Exclusive Movie Heroes 2 Pack Out

By Mike — Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Target exclusive Evolutions Light Movie Heroes The Rise of  Darth Vader and Emergence of the Sith 2 Packs are now out. The retail is $14.99 each and the DPCI is 087060121

At a short glance, all four figures appear to be re-issues with slight paint modifications. Happy Hunting!

 

Preview: Vintage Class II Vehicles Wave 1

By Mike — Thursday, January 26, 2012

It's all in the packaging and when it comes to the classic Kenner black and silver, Hasbro knows they have gold amongst nostalgic collectors. Presenting some boxed photos of the new The Vintage Collection Class II Vehicles featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter, the AT-AP, and V-19 Torrent Starfighter. These retail for $31.99 and are currently being spotted at ToysRUs.

Preview: Titanium Returns

By Mike — Thursday, January 26, 2012

After an over 2 year hiatus, the Titanium Die-Cast Vehicle Series returns in the form of 3 packs and priced at a steeper premium for $29.96 per set at Wal-mart (where our samples were found this evening). That's a $3 increase for each vehicle from the 2009 $6.99 MSRP

All nine vehicles in this first wave were previously released with no distinguishable variances in deco. 

 

 

It's TRU's Turn: Podracers, Vintage Vehicles Found

By Mike — Tuesday, January 24, 2012

ToysRUs is putting out merchandise early prior to the January 30th street date and their pending Feature Shop. We found their exclusive Podracer Pilots ($26.99) and Vintage Class II Attack Vehicles ($31.99) in their Scottsdale, AZ store. They've also put out The Vintage Collection TPM Wave, Movie Heroes and Clone Wars Wave 1, and Fighter Pods. Happy Hunting!

UK Toy Fair: MTT Confirmed

By Mike — Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The MTT has been confirmed via a Hasbro product catalog spotted at the U.K. Toy Fair! The vehicle reportedly will include 20 Battle Droids with only 4 articulated while the others are relegated to being setpiece pre-posed accessories.

2012 Big Vehicle: MTT?

By Mike — Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I guess there will be a home for those new folding Battle Droids after all. There's always a level of suspense around Toy Fair time on what the next BMF Vehicle will be. Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have a lead that it will be none other than the Episode I MTT (Multi Troop Transport)!  

Image Bank: VC78 Battle Droid

By Mike — Monday, January 23, 2012

Comparing the new Vintage Collection Battle Droid to the first versions from 1999 is almost like comparing a Vintage Kenner Stormtrooper with a modern super-articulated version. They're just worlds of sculpt, design, and engineering apart.

Walmart DTF Dewback and Vulture Droid Found

By Mike — Sunday, January 22, 2012

Yakface.com reports that the Walmart exclusive Discover The Force Dewback and Vulture Droid were found at a local store for $29.98 each. Happy Hunting!

Image Bank: VC77 Ratts Tyerell & Pit Droid

By Mike — Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ratts Tyerell was originally supposed to be included as a 2 pack with BD11 Clegg Holdfast but was held back to be released in 2012 as part of The Vintage Collection. The date stamp on the figure even indicates 2009. How does he hold up over 2 years later? Hasbro executed a decent design and sculpt albeit we would have liked to have seen the "screaming" face instead of a calmer, grinning Ratts. The included Pit Droid has a nice new deco and is a re-used mold from the Bonus Pit Droids packed in place of Commtech Chips that were only released in Asia for The Episode I Collection.

Image Bank: VC81 Ben Quadinaros & Otoga-222

By Mike — Friday, January 20, 2012

Presenting the Susan Lucci of the Fan's Choice Polls. Always the bridesmaid never the bride and all that stuff. Ben Quadinaros finally gets plasticized and in good style as a figure with good sculpt and likeness to the character and a workmanlike 12 points of articulation. He's packed with an Otoga-222 pit droid that was originally included with the 1999 Ody Mandrell figure. With the upcoming release of Mawhonic, the circle of pod racers are complete.

Image Bank: VC82 Daultay Dofine

By Mike — Thursday, January 19, 2012

As far as figures in action are concerned, Neimoidians probably are up there with Imperial Dignitaries. They're just supposed to stand, sometimes speak, and scheme. The captain of the Trade Federation battleship blockading Naboo was remembered more as a "stunted slime" than anything, but Hasbro chose to put some real thought in his figure and give him a fully sculpted body and soft goods. Daultay Dofine is excellently designed with a removable headpiece and sculpted robe with a cloth material that drapes well. We're hoping Hasbro gives the same treatment when they finally (hopefully) release Sim Aloo

Image Bank: VC86 Darth Maul

By Mike — Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It’s not news that Darth Maul is back in 2012. The tattooed Sith Lord is the face of the Hasbro 2012 line and also will make a much anticipated appearance in The Clone Wars series. For his Vintage Collection figure, Hasbro achieves a masterstroke of sculpt, articulation, and even tailoring.

Discover The Force In The UK

By Mike — Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The new Walmart U.S. exclusive Discover The Force figures were reported being found across the pond in the U.K.at a local ASDA store by a poster in the Rebelscum Forums 

Image Bank: VC79 Darth Sidious

By Mike — Sunday, January 15, 2012

The poet Charles Baudelaire (or was it Verbal Kint?) once said that "the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist." This new Darth Sidious figure is certainly a revelation. We were completely prepared to be underwhelmed by Hasbro's latest effort of "The Phantom Menace" himself mainly because he didn't look anything special in the package. The VC12 Darth Sidious, while certainly sporting a great face sculpt, fell short with the soft goods and fur coat giving him more of an evil "bag lady" look.

TRU Podracer Pilots Online

By Mike — Sunday, January 15, 2012

The ToysRUs exclusive Podracer Pilots Action Figure Pack is now online at ToysRUs.com. The set features re-issues of Dud Bolt, Clegg Holdfast, Gasgano, Mars Guo, and Teemto Pagalies as well as their flags. It's in stock now and retails for $26.99. Click here to order!