There's something else to look forward to next Friday besides green angry behemoths and hammer throwing demigods. Sideshow has announced a May The 4th Be With You special online event that will feature special discounts and offers, giveaways, and more beginning next Thursday, May 3rd.
Sideshow has added another assortment to the Star Wars statue lineup. Mythos will be populated by characters from new and existing story lines. "We will bring history, unique details and personal choices to each in order to elaborate on who they are. Through the design and sculpt process our goal is to delve deeper into these established characters and offer our own interpretations of what they have done outside of the Star Wars canon".
Sideshow announces their new Sixth Scale OOM-9 Battle Droid Commander. and offers a sneak peek A full reveal will be posted May 1st on their Production Blog.
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Expanded Canon meets Expanded Universe as the fan favorite Republic Commando Boss gets the Clone Wars treatment in 2012 with good sculpt, but awfully limited leg articulation. He comes with his standard commando weaponry, a zip line, and a cool storage pack to harness his hand blasters.
Sideshow has posted a sneak peek splash page and Production Blog Image Gallery of their upcoming Sixth Scale Commander Neyo and it looks brilliant! The price for the exclusive and non-exclusive version will be $134.99. The exclusive version will include a 91st Reconnaisance Corps Display Base.
Our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com have released their latest newsletter which includes pre-orders for a case or singles for Vintage Wave 3 (or 5 depending on your numerology) which includes the new Grand Moff Tarkin, Shae Vizla, Galen Marek, Nikto Guard, and Clone Pilot Davijaan!
The main selling point of this Anakin Skywalker figure is probably his dirty mug, follwed by the helmet. Sadly, it doesn't really fit in the matching Pod Racer, nor is it a new mold-- it's a 2000-era figure. Is it worth getting as part of a big set? R
While a long-requested figure, Ben Quadinaros had lost Fan's Choice voting more than once, and this figure actually looks significantly meaner than the renderings from the movie. Is this crueller take on the kite with arms worth buying? Read on!
The leader of the Wolfpack upgrades his armor but loses mobility for his second figure release. There are a few things so right about this figure and a lot that could have been done better. Visually, he looks stunning, but if you can get by with 8 points of articulation on a figure that's meant to be posed dynamically or keep your figures carded, then you'll probably be O.K.
Need a fresh, unpunched case of Phantom Menace figures on a discount? Brian's Toys has marked down TVC Wave 1 action figures by $45 to only $74.99 per case. They also have the latest wave of Vintage action figures including Wedge Antilles, Dr. Evazan, Kithaba, and the rest of the gang.
While pictures online of the next wave of Vintage, Movie Heroes, and Clone Wars figures appear on Star Wars collecting sites, the stores themselves are still lacking in new Star Wars toys. But just because the latest wave of figures isn't there doesn't mean there's nothing to buy! On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie recount their multi-city toy run and play your voicemails. Listen to find out where to get discounts on Legos, exclusive Hasbro toys, Gentle Giant busts, and more!