More questions about Toy Fair! Also, height issues with new Vintage figures and vehicles and foreign language variants you will likely never see. All this and more, so read on!
We finally have the Cracken released, and he's a mix of old and new. The head and top torso are new while the bottom legs are from 2006's Rebel Trooper (SAGA046). The actual figure doesn't look anything like the guy on the cardback, who actually bears a close resemblance to one of the kiosk folks at my local mall, stubble and all.
There was a question in a past Q&A about finding The Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon (aka BMF) at retail and FREE Shipping. Well, we have the answer to this question, this week's ToysRUs deal, and an update to yesterday's Walmart $4 Vintage bonanza in today's Galactic Hunt Report!
Walmart screwed up, and it's to your benefit, Hunters. They've marked down ALL their Vintage Collection basic figures to $4 (regularly $8.96). ALL means the latest The Phantom Menace and Blu-Ray Deleted Scenes waves (if you can find them).
Check out the batch of new Gentle Giant items that just arrived this week at Brian's Toys. Mini Busts of Aurra Sing, Death Trooper, Battle Droid, and a 12" Vintage Jumbo C-3PO are all new and waiting to be picked up!
Hello, what have we here? When it comes to Lando figures, the Skiff Guard outfit is probably the most popular, and Hasbro decided to add a chock full of accessories, including a Skiff Guard helmet and Force Pike, to elevate the new Deleted Scene figure from good to extraordinarily good. You can multi-task Lando from Skiff to Sandstorm by swapping out his hood and poncho.
At first glance, the value proposition for this figure, since it could potentially hang next to a 2011 Revenge Slave Leia on a store peg, may only appear to be the new Deleted Scene specific accroutements with less bling (i.e. slave chain), But Hasbro made some nuanced paint app changes to give a slight improvement to this version of the 2009 Slave Leia as well by lightening up her top, boots, and making the lips less starkly red.
The overall presentation is good, and Hasbro was even mindful enough to allow less poof on the cape by allowing you to tie it up in the back.
When Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight/Endor Capture was released in 2010, we thought he was the epitome of Luke action figureness. The end all. The template.
Bonus column! You guys asked so many questions about Toy Fair, my mailbag is overflowing-- so read some more, ask some more questions, and enjoy this special installment of Galactic Hunter's Q&A!
Gentle Giant announces their WonderCon 2012 exclusive and it's a pretty cool one to celebrate the release of The Phantom Menace 3D. Yoda with 3D Glasses will be exclusive to the show, which takes place in Anaheim, CA from March 16-18.
When Arnie and Marjorie decide to spend a little extra time in New York after tirelessly covering Toy Fair 2012, the B-Team from Cincinnati take the reigns! Jerry and Dan are back to discuss their thoughts on Phantom Menace 3D, Hasbro's Toy Fair announcements, and some other news that surfaced this past week. Hear what they think of the new Ewok and X-Wing figure packs as well as the look of the Star Wars line 2013.
Way back in 1995, this Han Solo may have been one of the first new figures you bought. He was packed heavily, and tended to stick around. We've had dozens of Han figures since then, so how does this one stack up? Read on!