BBTS: Marvel, Transformers, DC, Statues, Batman & More

By Mike — Thursday, January 6, 2011

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a ton of new arrivals and some more new preorders.   Take a look at all the arrivals after the jump!

Revised Hasbro Vintage Yoda Cardback (and Jedi Luke) Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 6, 2011

The wonderful people at JediNews.co.uk have a picture of the front and back of the Yoda figure from The Vintage Collection Wave 5.  Originally slated for Wave 3 on a Return of the Jedi cardback, Hasbro has reworked the package to include a Revenge of the Sith logo and photograph-- and it definitely looks a lot cooler.  Click through for more!  And if you squint on the back

Star Wars Blu-Ray Gets Official Announcement

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 6, 2011

After the first announcement in August, we now have a fuller idea of what's coming on Blu-Ray in September courtesy of a new official announcement.  There will be three SKUs:

1. 9-disc, 6-movie collection (SRP $140, online as low as $90)

2. 3-disc, Original Trilogy set (SRP $70, online as low as $45)

3. 3-disc, Prequel Trilogy set (SRP $70, online as low as $45)

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,452

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 6, 2011

So far there's only one retail version of the diminutive Utai, a small reptile wrangler from the sinkholes of Utapau.  He's cute, ain't he?  The figure seemed to come and go quickly, and a prototype head variation never made it out. (But the future could reveal almost anything.)  Should you get this one?  Read on!

Hasbro's Next Batch of Vintage 3-Packs Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Over at Sandtroopers.com they revealed not one, not two, but three unique boxed sets of three figures each.  Of particular note is what appears to bet he first new release of the 2004 Vintage Han Solo figure, which fans have been asking about lately.  Well, there it is.  Want to see more?  Go to Sandtroopers.com!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,451

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hey kids, it's Han Solo!  This is basically the Endor coat figure, minus the coat, with a different head-- it came in a Battle Pack which you totally should have bought.  What else comes with him?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,450

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Generally speaking Darth Vader action figures are black-- except this one, it's white.  From the Return of the Jedi: Infinities comic book, this is a repaint of the 2004 Vintage figure.  It's pretty good, if you like weird colored action figures.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,449

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 3, 2011

It's Echo!  One of the most memorable Clone Troopers from one of the most memorable episodes of The Clone Wars saw release in August of 2009 along with a billion other figures.  How does this unique trooper stand out today?  Read on!

Q&A 2011: Elastic Waist Bands, LEGO, Big Accessories, and Improvements Galore

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 2, 2011

It's a new year, but these questions come from the tail end of the 2010 mail bag. We have things like the tri-pod laser cannon not meeting your expectations. We look at big expensive LEGO toys and why you should buy them before it's too late. Heck, we even look at various stylized collectible Star Wars lines. And to round it all up, I rant about how Hasbro found another way to make today's best figures yesterday's news with new developments in their G.I. Joe line. Wow!

JTA: 2011 and It's Down To 7

By Mike — Sunday, January 2, 2011

Paul at JediTempleArchives has compiled a comprehensive report of which of the original Kenner 100 action figures remain to be updated for the modern Hasbro line.  It's a great read with a few caveats but it looks like we're almost there! Click here for the report.

Brian's Toys Newsletter 1/02

By Mike — Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year to everyone in the galaxy (who happen to use the Julian/Gregorian calendar)!  Brian's Toys says goodbye to a terrific 2010, and wish all customers and their families a safe 2011. Take advantage of the 10% OFF storewide coupon.  No minimum/maximum order. In-stock merchandise only.  Use code "HELLO2011" with your next order before January 10th to qualify.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,448

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 31, 2010

The year's not over yet!  If you're still sober and not arguing over ridiculousness on Twitter, read the last Figure of the Day for 2010, the Storm Commando!  It's a lot like the Scout Trooper, but there's a new helmet and some other tweaks. Read on!

Galactic Hunter: Best of 2010 and Year In Review

By Mike — Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 was a landmark year celebrating the 30th Anniversary of what many consider to be the best Star Wars film made, The Empire Strikes Back. For Hasbro action figure collectors, it presented a mixed bag of peaks and valleys as the year progressed. Toy Fair got things started with this year's BMF, the AT-AT, and the announcement of the new Vintage Collection and its fantastic retro style Kenner packaging.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,447

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 30, 2010

While you're at Wal-Mart looking for Jabba, you might see Matchstick in some of their exclusive DVD figure 2-packs.  It's a good figure with a distinctive design, so it wouldn't kill you to pick him up to pilot your vehicles.  Or would it?  (It wouldn't.)  Read on!

Jabba Exclusive Back at Wal-Mart (Again), on Clearance

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 29, 2010

If you missed Jabba the Hutt this year, which was an elusive exclusive, you've potentially got a second chance to get one while proving the old saying "good things come to those who wait."  The exclusive is showing up again at some locations, generally scanning at $19.00 even, although sometimes the shelf tag says $26.00.  Previously, it was closer to $35, so why not go take a look and get one now?  It's certainly worth the $19 for Oola and Jabba alone.