Presenting the Susan Lucci of the Fan's Choice Polls. Always the bridesmaid never the bride and all that stuff. Ben Quadinaros finally gets plasticized and in good style as a figure with good sculpt and likeness to the character and a workmanlike 12 points of articulation. He's packed with an Otoga-222 pit droid that was originally included with the 1999 Ody Mandrell figure. With the upcoming release of Mawhonic, the circle of pod racers are complete.
The ROTJ Blu-Ray Deleted Scene Figures aka The Vintage Collection Wave 2 are now up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth! This wave includes the deleted "Sandstorm" scene figures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Lando Calrissian. The wave is scheduled for delivery in March.
***SOLD OUT*** The Walmart Discover The Force exclusive Royal Starship Droids and Mos Espa Arena Battle Packs are now available online at Walmart.com for $24.96 each! Save time, gas and shipping and choose Site to Store to have it delivered to your local Walmart!
As far as figures in action are concerned, Neimoidians probably are up there with Imperial Dignitaries. They're just supposed to stand, sometimes speak, and scheme. The captain of the Trade Federation battleship blockading Naboo was remembered more as a "stunted slime" than anything, but Hasbro chose to put some real thought in his figure and give him a fully sculpted body and soft goods. Daultay Dofine is excellently designed with a removable headpiece and sculpted robe with a cloth material that drapes well. We're hoping Hasbro gives the same treatment when they finally (hopefully) release Sim Aloo.
Now this is different. Volkswagen releases this teaser for their game day Super Bowl commercial. The canine chorus bark the ubiquitous "Imperial March" in most impressive harmony.
Gentle Giant releases solicitations for their upcoming Star Wars Dart Board and Kenner Jumbo R5-D4. The dart board, set in high quality hardwood, features Princess Leia in her slave outfit by comic book artist Adam Hughes. R5-D4 was digitally scanned from the original Kenner figure and even includes a "clicking motion" when his head is turned. Both are slated for release in the 3rd Quarter of 2012.
Hot Off The Truck at Entertainment Earth: Vintage Wave 9 (The Phantom Menace), Movie Heroes Wave 1, Clone Wars Wave 1, Class I Vehicles Wave 1, and Class II Vehicles Wave I, and much more! Order yours before they're gone!
Sideshow has posted a preview of their upcoming STAP and Battle Droid 1/6th scale set. A full product reveal will be shown in their Production Blog on January 22nd and pre-orders will begin on January 26th. Sign up for their newsletter to be alerted!
Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about new arrivals and a bunch of great new preorders!
The New York Times conducts a revealing and insightful interview with George Lucas for his Tuskegee Airmen biopic, Red Tails, which hits theaters this Friday. Some highlights include his desire to back away from big blockbuster type movies and focus on smaller personal art films, the pushback he received from the studios for the World War II adventure drama resulting in Lucas putting up the money himself, and what he really thinks about all those complaining fanboys. After all these years, he's still the renegade.
Very few Phantom Menace figures were made since 2001, so this R2-T0 is quite a treat on many levels. It may not be 100% authentic to the stills from the film, but I'm OK with that. It's gorgeous! I hope you have one, read on now!
It’s not news that Darth Maul is back in 2012. The tattooed Sith Lord is the face of the Hasbro 2012 line and also will make a much anticipated appearance in The Clone Wars series. For his Vintage Collection figure, Hasbro achieves a masterstroke of sculpt, articulation, and even tailoring.