TRU Sets Up TPM3D Feature Shop

By Mike — Friday, January 27, 2012

January 30th is only a few days away and ToysRUs stores are busy setting up their new The Phantom Menace 3D Feature Shop this weekend. While there sadly wasn't the traditional Midnight Madness, the stores are putting out merchandise en masse including all 2012 Hasbro and LEGO product.

Why The High Mark Up For Titanium?

By Mike — Friday, January 27, 2012

As we reported earlier, the new Titanium 3 Packs were found in Walmart for an astounding $29.96 each. This is almost a $3 upcharge for each vehicle from what they originally retailed in 2009.

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Brian's Toys Newsletter 01/27

By Mike — Friday, January 27, 2012

Check out the super rare Vintage AFA over at Brian's Toys!   An unproduced vintage 12" Leia in Arctic Outfit is graded a 90 is worth a viewing, but is waiting on a serious collector.  Also available are is a rare GI Joe Storm Shadow AFA 85 and a Jawa Sandcrawler AFA 80. 

Snaggletooth Returning to TV, With Two Familiar Friends

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 27, 2012

While I personally hate the "I watch Super Bowl for the commercials, wink" nonsense, I am extremely interested in a new ad from Volkswagen.  The Germans have made a new ad in the Cantina, which is exciting.   It stars Snaggletooth, or Zutton to anyone from the more modern era of character names.  It also has the Tonnika sisters.  (Are you reading this, Hasbro?)

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,728

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 27, 2012

Why get an expensive STAP when you can get one with this dirt-cheap Battle Droid set?  Well, maybe because it's more impressive-- but this one is pretty good too.  Why?  Read on!

Star Wars Cufflinks: From Darth Vader to Darth Draper

By Mike — Thursday, January 26, 2012

Go from Darth Vader to Darth Draper with these awesome new collection of Star Wars cufflinks. Made from rhodium based metal and enamel, you can out swagger your Kenneth Cole wearing hypebeast office mates once and for all. And they have tie bars too!

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Kinect Star Wars Duel

By Mike — Thursday, January 26, 2012

Parks and Recreation's Chris Pratt stars in this two minute promotional short for Microsoft Kinect Star Wars parodying the iconic Death Star duel. The game is slated for release in the Spring.

Sideshow: Boba Fett Bronze Statue IN STOCK

By Mike — Thursday, January 26, 2012

We don't even think Han Solo's bounty was this much. In the high altitude world of really expensive Star Wars collectibles, this ranks as a centerpiece for the discerning and monied Fett collector. 

Star Wars Air Hedz: Inflatable Hats

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 26, 2012

You've seen Yoda masks, and Stormtrooper helmets.  So what's the next big thing in roleplay headgear?  Star Wars Air Hedz, revealed at UK Toy Fair by our friends at the Idle Hands Blog.  Naturally, you'll want to click through to see more.

Filoni Signed Poster For Charity

By Mike — Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lucasfilm Animation has posted a 3 Day auction for the AIDS and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund of San Francisco featuring a rare Clone Wars art poster by none other than Supervising Director Dave Filoni.

Premium Format Aayla Secura Preview

By Mike — Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sideshow offers a nice preview of their next Star Wars Premium Format figure, Aayla Secura. A full product reveal will be posted on their blog on January 31st with pre-orders being taken on February 2nd

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,727

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 26, 2012

Check out the Vulture Droid variant from 2005! I had a heck of a time finding this repaint, which was quite different from the usual release.  Should you get one?  Read on!

S.T.A.P and Battle Droid Pre-order Up

By Mike — Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sideshow now has the Sixth Scale STAP and Battle Droid for pre-order! The set  comes with a specially engineered base that allows for lots of posing possibilities, retails for $174.99, and is scheduled for release in Q3 2012. Click here to order yours!

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.