When Hasbro bragged during their speedy presentation at this year's Toy Fair that these new Battle Pack figures are the best they've done of these characters yet, they were somewhat correct... from a certain point of view. The regression in articulation has caused much controversy and debate in the collector community since. Yes, these figures feature excellent sculpting and awful POTF2 era poseability. No, it doesn't have to be this good and that bad.
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We are rapidly approaching the tenth anniversary of the second Star Wars prequel film--Attack of the Clones.
Behold, the first all-new Boba Fett sculpt since at least 2008! This is the new Battle Packs release, which has 5 joints and a really nice, action figurey sculpt. I love it. You should love it too.
The new domestic exclusive Mythos Darth Maul Statue will be available for pre-order at a pricepoint of $249.99 this Thursday, May 3rd between 2-3 pm PT. Sideshow has posted a gallery photos on their Production Blog highlighting the awesomeness of this piece launching their exciting new assortment of Mythos statues.
Photos of the upcoming Sixth Scale OOM-9 Battle Droid Commander have been posted on Sideshow's Production Blog. The Sideshow exclusive will be priced at $64.99 and be available for pre-order this Thursday, May 3rd between 2-3 pm PT.
The largest and most complete guide on Star Wars memorabilia ever assembled is now on sale through the month of May. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Star Wars, Gus and Duncan's Comprehensive Guide to Star Wars Collectibles (Hardcover) can now be had for $35 (regularly $49.99).
StarWars.com has posted an update on what we can expect for exclusive new merchandise at this year's Star Wars Weekends in at Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Florida.
In addition to the spectacular Mythos Darth Maul statue they announced last week, Sideshow also added a gallery of production photos featuring the upcoming Mythos Desert Nomad Ben Kenobi statue.
Check out this swell blue Commando Droid! It has a Black Sun logo thing going on, and it has more articulation than you could imagine. Oh, and go vote on our poll concerning new figures with less articulation when you read on!
Presenting some hi-res carded shots of the latest wave of Vintage Collection action figures coming to us in May. Wave 5 includes the new Grand Moff Tarkin. Shae Vizla (The Old Republic), Galen Marek (TFUII), Clone Pilot Davijaan (Oddball), and Nikto Skiff Guard. Enjoy and watch for Image Bank updates and reviews coming soon! In the meantime, check out the details and let us know what you think in the comments section below!
The one and only Frank D'Iorio (aka NiubNiub) has launched his latest endeavor, DioramaWorkshop.com!
So yeah, Star Tours Build-A-Droid. Let's talk about that. Where is that Naboo Starfighter? Good question. Has it really been 10 years since Attack of the Clones figures came out? Geez, time flies! And how does Hasbro determine when to make a new mold? I thought I knew, but it's getting pretty strange, particularly in Hasbro's other toy brands. All this and how I ruined one of my favorite figures on Sunday when you read on!
Droid Factory makes its return to Tatooine Traders at Disney's Hollywood Studios! Attractions magazine posted on their Twitter page that Build-A-Droid will be featured at the theme park's store where you can assemble your own droid action figure.