After a lackluster January 30th that saw most merchandise released by Walmart weeks before and Discover The Force looking to be delayed until The Phantom Menace 3D hits theaters, it's time for some bargain hunting. Our Galactic Hunt Report advises you to stay on Target.
Pre-orders for the new Battle Droid minibust from Gentle Giant will finally be processed on Tuesday, February 7th. Gentle Giant provides this teaser for your viewing pleasure! Check your pre-orders to make sure all your account and billing information are current.
Brian's Toys has a fantastic newsletter this week! Not only are there new 2012 Vintage-Style Pre-orders, but plenty more rare Vintage AFA has been added to the site. Feast your eyes on a AFA-graded POTF Yak Face and 3-Pack Imperial Set.
One good Tiin deserves another! Saesee Tiin is based loosely on the animation model, plopping a new head on Obi-Wan Kenobi's body. Is he worth tracking down?
Did you know Hasbro made an entire Jedi High Council collection complete with seats? It's true! Saesee Tiin was one of 18 figures spread over 2 years and 6 sets, but is he a good figure in his own right? Or should you buy it for the chairs? Read on!
Pre-orders for the Premium Format Aayla Secura is up now! Click here to order either the regular the exclusive version that comes with a severed Clone head as a base. Aayla retails for $349.99 and is scheduled for delivery in Q3 2012.
Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a big batch of exciting new preorders as well as more cool new arrivals, including Hasbro's 2012 Star Wars collection and Sideshow's Sixth Scale STAP and Battle Droid.
Volkswagen has posted their new Star Wars themed Super Bowl commercial featuring a Dog, a Beetle, and Cantina Creatures. Will Hasbro finally produce the long asked for but until now not legally possible Tonnika Sisters or will they further torture our Mr. Pawlus by releasing another BoShek resculpt? This is too much suspense!
Following up on our earlier report, Target seems to be the retailer selling the Titanium 3 packs for Hasbro's MSRP of $19.99, which leads us to believe that Walmart, usually the "low price leader' amongst big box retailers, has their $29.96 pricing in error or they are getting really greedy. We lean towards the former.
Sideshow has posted a production blog and gallery for their stunning Premium Format Aayla Secura prior to tomorrow's pre-order event. The exclusive version will include a severed Clone head base accessory for customizable detail and the retail price is $349.99.
This set as a whole is not bad. The not fully assembled Episode I C-3PO, while lacking the 14 points of articulation we see as standard today, is as solidly sculpted and painted now as it was back in 1999. The only drawback is that he can't hold the included Anakin Podracer flag as he should be able to. The Power of the Jedi Sebulba (Boonta Eve Challenge) sculpt is good enough and Anakin Skywalker, from 2000's POTJ "mechanic" figure, is marginal for what he is due to the limited articulation. This Anakin mold is also used for the Target 2 Pack exclusive, with the "dirtier" variation for this Battle Pack.