Kithaba was originally mistaken as Barada in the Kenner line, but Hasbro has updated the red trousered Klatooinian Skiff Guard for The Vintage Collection and I'm happy to see him. He's not perfect, and there are a couple of flaws in the design, but overall the figure is a winner.
He's a wanted man and has the death sentence in 12 systems, but Dr. Evazan is wanted by collectors for our own selfish reasons. We needed an upgrade badly since previous attempts by Hasbro made him more to be like Two Face's skinnier brother. Has it been worth the wait? I'll sum it up in two words: chest hair.
I consider Ponda Baba one of the essentials of any Star Wars action figure collection. He's part of a key iconic scene and that Kenner action figure was such a memorable part of our Creature Cantina playset. Hasbro delivers an "ultimate" Walrus Man with awesome detail, super-articulation, and features that set him evolutions apart from any previous version.
This is it! Finally! An all-new Dr. Evazan is finally here to delight you, threaten you, or annoy you with his absence. I just got mine last week, so now you get to read about him! He turned out well, so read on!
Presenting some hi-res detailed photos of the new and upcoming Movie Heroes Bespin Battle and Duel On Naboo Battle Packs. More figure, less action? You won't get too much poseability with 5-8 points of articulation, but they are undoubtedly new sculpts. The Obi-Wan headsculpt even looks amazing in these photos. But will collectors rejoice or gripe? Stay tuned, but in the meantime, enjoy!
We can talk about more big vehicles because that always makes us happy. And why is Hasbro packing hot figures at one per box? Because they also pack not-hot ones at one per box. Let's talk about a new 6-inch line some more. Because apparently, we all love to do that. All this and really short reviews of the latest Vintage and Clone Wars figures, in this week's Q&A!
Expanded Universe continues to be popular amongst collectors, particularly when it comes to gaming. The 2009 Fan's Choice winner shares the same game (Knights of the Old Republic) and scarcity, and for now, high premium as the 2006 winner, Darth Revan. While traditionalists would rather stick with film based characters, there is a cross market out there that are buying the game based figures up. Besides, Bastila Shan is great looking.
Hasbro had a few iterations in the modern line of the Hoth Rebel Trooper, but collectors wanted an updated version of the Kenner figure with the tan vest.
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Enter for a chance to win a Sideshow Life Sized Darth Malgus Statue valued at $6000! The contest runs through May 11th and winners will be chosen from eligible entries.
Gentle Giant will be releasing a Deluxe Edition of their upcoming General Veers minibust exclusively for Premier Guild Members. The Deluxe edition will feature an interchangeable head and removable armor plate for a price of $85.
From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: The 2012 Clone Waves Waves 2 & 3 have now arrived! Pick up these two waves which include Ahsoka (Suba Gear), Commander Wolffe, Commander Boss and several more.
It's the third release of swimming Kit Fisto in "realistic" style! This one was the best, because it came with a wire-filled cloak, a better paint job, and a cool astromech droid sidekick. I hope you got yours! Read on!
Here are the latest solicitations from Dark Horse Comics for July 2012. In the final chapter of Blood Ties, the man behind the murder of Boba Fett has sent his army of mercenaries to kill Fett's ex-wife and child. Darth Maul: Death Sentence is a new mini-series following up on the season finale of The Clone Wars starring the new mechanically limbed Sith Lord and his brother Savage Opress!