Attention Lucasphiles: George Lucas' first film, THX-1138, hit the Blu-Ray format next year. Star Wars will be coming to the format in 2011, but you can get this dystopian flick right now for about $20. This is the "special edition" which, like with Star Wars, has some new scenes, new effects, and a few edits. If you've never seen the movie before, it is absolutely worth watching. I suggest really late on a Saturday night before you go to bed, because it's a pretty disturbing film.
In the Star Wars universe, when one makes an assessment of a particularly dire situation, like, oh say, an impending land battle with a superior Imperial force, you're better off saying "I have a bad feeling about this" rather than an over exuberant "feeling you can take on the whole Empire" yourself. VC07 Dack Ralter features a whole new head sculpt and some recycled parts from previously released pilots. Make sure to post your comments!
Sideshow has announced the edition size of their ultra cool Premium Format Cyborg Darth Maul at 1250 pieces. The 24" highly detailed figure, based on his appearance in the Visionaries graphic novel, features a fabric costume, detailed accessories, and retails for $324.99. Look for him to ship in the 1st quarter of 2011. Click here to pre-order yours!
TOY PALACE has TLC Wave 13 with the hard to find Expanded Universe wave IN STOCK. Pre-orders are also being taken for new Attakus Elite Collection statues and eFX EP2 Clone Trooper helmet!
Ad: Looking for the latest Hasbro Star Wars Vintage Collection figures? Check out Entertainment Earth! Wave 2 and Wave 2 Revision 2 are in stock now (while supplies last), with a mix of foil packaging and the regular cards. Click through for pricing and availability.
In designing VC06 See-Threepio (C-3PO), Hasbro had to find middle ground between authenticity and play value. The all new figure has a great sculpt, articulation, and more prominently, cool removable panels to reveal his droid innards. But to allow this feature, Hasbro compromised his shiny golden-ness by relinquishing the vac metal deco. Did they do the figure justice?
BBTS: From now until Monday - save 15% on everything we carry except 'New' and 'Preorder / Backorder' items! We've just removed the new designation from at least 1000 items. Save on vintage, graphic novels, t-shirts, statues, busts, action figures, role play, games and more. Browse through your favorite menus on the site and score some sale items. Please note that sale orders may require a bit of extra time for shipping.
Over at Sandtroopers.com is a small gallery showcasing two new Battle Packs-- neither of which have new figures. Check out the Battle of Orto Plutonia as well as the Invasion of Utapau, both of which are right here.
From the pages of the just-ended (but sort of continuing) Star Wars: Legacy comic books, Vax Potorr is a Stormtrooper that, in figure form, looks a lot like your other Stormtroopers. This now basically sold-out item may be on shelves at certain stores near you, but online it's going away-- how is it? Read on!
Some new instruction manuals popped up over at Hasbro.com for The Rise of Boba Fett (Featuring Slave 1 and the OG BMF, Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter). If you're still "on the hunt" for the Fett Set, this might give you a bit of a fix. (There's no telling when the Hyena Bomber is due out, but it's cool to see how it works all the same.) Toy nerds - including this writer - may hate stickers, but instruction sheets are very cool! Check 'em out!
He's no Max Veers, but a homage to the generic AT-AT Commander of the Kenner days of yore. VC05 AT-AT Commander's armor can be removed to reveal a detailed Imperial issued officer's wear underneath, and you can certainly swap heads for army building purposes. We wished that Hasbro had included an officer's cap, but that doesn't diminish what is one of the better executed figures of this wave. Post your comments and let Hasbro know what you think!
This swell Firefighter Droid is an oddity-- it's a villain painted up to look like a real-life heroic figure. (I have a lot of Playmobil firefighters, you see.) The figure is also retooled slightly from previous animated Battle Droids. Is this Clone Wars bad guy a keeper? Read on!
Aside from Boba Fett and Yoda, VC04 Bespin Luke is one of those ESB characters Hasbro has to eventually nail if they state that these Vintage Collection figures are the premium representations they're supposed to be. We're happy to say they nailed it. Featuring a spot on headsculpt, super articulation, and great paint detail, they should template this for future purposes like a running change "battle damage" version or Dagobah training. It's just that good. Post your comments if you agree or disagree!