Vehicles

Disney Store Manufacturing Brand New Die-Cast Metal Star Wars Toys

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Earlier in the week, a few Disney and Star Wars bloggers were whisked away by the House of Mouse to check out a number of upcoming toys in development for sale in The Disney Store retail outlets. An example of something taught in schools as "vertical integration," we now have a company absorbing numerous parts of a business - not only do they make the movie, own the rights, hire the actors, own the characters, and sell the product, but they're going to design and manufacture it in house, too. This article looks at the die-cast vehicle segment, which brings back metal in a meaty way with $10-$20 ships. Each of the 12 new vehicles has moving parts, is due later this year, and will likely remind the very older and infirmed of us of Kenner's lovely and memorable offerings from 1978-1981-ish.

Read on for more! Or don't.

Star Wars MTT - $39.99 at TJ Maxx

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Patrick in Easton, PA wrote in to say he found the MTT Multi-Troop Transport for a mere $39.99 at his local TJ Maxx store!  (They share similar toy inventory with Marshalls.)   It's probably worth taking a look in your area if you're still in the market for this beast - I even saw one at my closest Walmart today, still at around $90 though. Good hunting!

While not fun enough to warrant $130, the figures alone are probably worth the $40 - you get some slug Battle Droids, some decent droids, plus Obi-Wan Kenobi and a ton of guns in this box.

Lightning Deals: Vintage Slave I, TIE Interceptor Today

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 5, 2013

Amazon's Cyber Week Lightning Deal Toy Page has two Lightning Deals of interest today.  One, the Slave I, will be on sale at 10:00 AM PST.  The TIE Interceptor will be on sale at 1:00 PM PST.  Click here to see the deal page, and scroll over the Lightning Deals box to see these and other items.

Update #1: Slave I live now. Click here and add to cart.  It's $41.99 over!

Update #2: TIE Interceptor live now. Click here to add to cart.  It's $29.99 over!

Hasbro's Star Wars The Vintage Collection Slave I Back on Amazon

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 8, 2013

Many of you  have written in lamenting the vanishing Boba Fett's Slave I Vintage jumbo vehicle on Amazon on and off over the last week and change.  As of right now it's in stock for $69.99, so if you were waiting go ahead and grab it.  And the Droid Factory set.   And the TIE Interceptor.  And maybe some Black Series figures.  For the first time in months, there are actually new things to buy!

Toys R Us Black Friday Ad Leaked, Vintage Gunship Markdown

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 4, 2013

Super-site BFads.net posted the Toys R Us ad for Black Friday, and page #23 has a great deal - the 2012 MTT is returning for $89.99 (not a great deal) and the 2013 The Vintage Collection Republic Gunship is $89.99 (slight improvement).  These all start at 5:00 PM on Thanksgiving. If you have a 20% off coupon, you could just buy it now and pay the extra six bucks. Click here to page through the beastly ad!

2012 Star Wars Naboo Fighter - $24.98 at Amazon

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 21, 2013

The very hard-to-find second wave 2012 Star Wars Naboo Fighter is in stock at Amazon.com for a mere $24.98, or about what it would have cost at a big box store had it actually ever arrived there.   Free shipping with Amazon Prime is included.  Click here to grab one while you can!

Revealed - The Vintage Collection Republic Gunship Pack-In Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 26, 2013

If you're collecting, you no doubt know that the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Toys R Us Exclusive Republic Gunship is in stores now for $119.99.  Hasbro has shown multiple iterations of which figures will be included - and now the Jedi Temple Archives posted a few shots.

Toys R Us Exclusive Star Wars The Vintage Collection Republic Gunship Released

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Toys R Us Exclusive Star Wars The Vintage Collection Republic Gunship is out now - it includes Yoda, a Clone Trooper, a Clone Pilot, 2 gunner pods, and a ship.  That's the good news, as our pal @MattGuzy confirmed he found on in Arizona on the Twitter.  The bad news?  It's $119.99.

Quick Rundown: Amazon Vintage Hasbro Star Wars TIE Interceptor Vehicle

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 13, 2013

So I got the new Amazon Exclusive Vintage Collection TIE Interceptor here, and the big question I've been hearing - a lot - is "is it different?" The answer is yes, actually - the plastic color is different enough from other movie versions of the ship to be notable, so let's find out more.

Amazon: Star Wars Vintage Hasbro TIE Interceptor IN STOCK

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It's here! Amazon's TIE Interceptor is in stock and ready to ship right now, with many orders having processed and gone out the door.  It's similar to a previously-released model, with a few minor deco differences and a new box.  How different is it?

Amazon: TIE Interceptor Price Dip, Slave I Changes - Price Adjustments

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 22, 2013

Were you waiting on the Hasbro Star Wars Amazon Exclusive Slave I?  Well... uh... it looks like it's going through some more drama.  Also, the TIE Interceptor had a price cut of a few bucks - you may wish to call Amazon to change your order.  Want to know more? Or would you like the phone number? Sure ya would.  Read on!

Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection Amazon Slave I Fix - Just Screw It

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 13, 2013

After almost a year of waiting since it was teased at Celebration VI in Orlando last year, we finally started to get our Amazon exclusive The Vintage Collection jumbo Slave I vehicle. It's 20-inches long, almost 50% bigger than the previous releases of Boba's vehicle, and has more features than ever. One of these features is a rotating wings and a gravity-centered pilot's station inside the cockpit, and in the 2010 The Clone Wars Rise of Boba Fett Battle Pack it worked great. This new version needs some work - a bad spring prevents things from locking properly. Want to fix it? Go get a Phillips head screwdriver, an old clicky pen, and read on.

Amazon Slave I Arriving - How's Your Box?

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 12, 2013

A few of you have written in because your Amazon Exclusive The Vintage Collection Boba Fett's Slave I vehicle has arrived! But here's the thing - some of them are showing up in a nice Hasbro-made white mailer box, and others, well, aren't.

UPDATE: I added some comments about an errant spring and how you can fix it with a pen and a screwdriver and just a dash of gumption.

Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Boba Fett's Slave I IN STOCK at Amazon, Arriving Today?

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 12, 2013

Today's the day - and it's early!  The Amazon Exclusive Boba Fett's Slave I is in stock now, for all of you 3 3/4-inch action figure fans.  This is the larger mold of the ship, which is modeled after the 2010 The Clone Wars version of the vehicle sold at Toys R Us.  Click here to order yours, or if you already did, it's probably shipping to you today or tomorrow.  A few more  notes after the jump.

SDCC13: Hasbro Preview Night Report and Photos

By Mike — Thursday, July 18, 2013

Comic-Con International gets underway with their customary Wednesday evening Preview night, where four day pass holders, special guests, and press are able to get in early with theoretically less foot traffic and snippet what's on the convention floor. Hasbro presented most of their Q3 releases and some exclusive goodies planned for Q4.  Read our report and also peep out the photos in our Image Bank!