The Black Series 6 and 3.75 inch assortments have also been spotted at Target stores in Southern California. That's two places to start hitting, hunters. The 6 inch series is only shipping one case per store, and at 1 per case, will be tough finding during these early shipments. Any reports for Walmart or K-Mart? Be sure to send them in and Happy Hunting!
They're here! Both Black Series 3.75 and 6 inch assortments are now hitting ToysRUs stores. We found ours at the store in Chandler, AZ. 3.75 inch is retailing for $9.99 and 6 inch for $19.99. Happy Hunting and send us your reports if they're hitting the other big box retailers!
Just a reminder for our readers that the SDCC exclusive Black Series Boba Fett and Han Carbonite should be available in limited quantities at HasbroToyShop by today or tomorrow. The set retails for $44.99 and will also be available at Celebration 2 Europe next week. This hot exclusive sold out by Friday night of the show along with the Vintage Early Birds set. Good luck in the hunt!
The world's largest convention, San Diego Comic-Con International, is winding down but with all the news and reveals at the convention Star Wars fans have much to look forward to! Join the Star Wars Action News crew as they report on all the new collectible news from Hasbro, Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, Diamond Select, Sideshow Collectibles, and so much more!
We're back! This should be back to normal soon so let's get started with Q&A and hope this isn't filled with duplicates - we talk Droids, the new lines just hitting now, more on The Black Series, and other stuff in this column I penned about a week ago. Ask your questions for next time!
From our sponsors at BriansToys.com: This week's newsletter has over FIFTY different Loose AFA U90 Vintage Star Wars figurines. You have to visit the newsletter to see this giant selection. Now's that chance to finally fill the holes in your collection with some of the best figures available.
Our pals at Jedi Temple Archives have compiled a great report and ranking the best figures of The Vintage Collection with help from a panel of fan site writers and Hasbro. See what figures made the final ranking and compare the panel's picks and how they differ from the Hasbro team's choices.
Click here for the report!
Hasbro added a few upcoming items to their Comic-Con booth over the weekend. If you haven't had enough Jedi Starfighters, and I imagine most of you have, then you have two more "down scaled" versions to look forward to next February.
Gentle Giant came in with all hands on deck for this year's Comic-Con. With 9 exclusives and 4 being Star Wars, GG wanted to make a splash this year. Their other non-Star Wars licenses that include The Walking Dead and their proprietary Honey Trap line are doing phenomenally well. But an assortment that has been steadily growing and gaining more fans is their Jumbo Vintage Kenner line.
Right on the heels of today's SDCC Hasbro panel announcement, Amazon has posted pre-orders for their exclusive Droid Factory Build-A-Droid Figure assortment, The 6 figures consists of characters that were originally planned to be released for The Legacy Collection Droid Factory, but was
Angry Birds is a bonafide hit, and we're going to make another hit with Angry Birds 2: Telepods. That's the primary message Hasbro wanted to convey in today's SDCC panel. The Rovio app and mash up has been the highest rated Angry Birds game ever and reached the top of the charts in 115 countries. That's a pretty big accomplishment, and one that should enamor the franchise to a lot of younger fans, which has been their overall strategy.
We will be live tweeting our vague, incomprehensible, and often mispelled tweets (curse you iPhone spell checker!) for the Star Wars Collectibles panel at 11 am and Hasbro at 1 pm (Pacific Standard Time). Be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, where our feeds will also stream.
We have loaded a ton of photos in our SDCC 2013 Image Bank of all the wonderful, amazing stuff that Gentle Giant, Sideshow, Kotobukiya, and Acme Archives have in store for 2013 and 2014. Life size Vintage Stormtrooper? Why, of course!
While not a proper Star Wars item, there's a really cool, really weird item being sold at the DKE Toys booth. Bunnywith an Affinity for Slave Women is a bagged $12 figure available in MUSCLE flesh color or plain white, bagged with a header card. It looks like a certain fat crime lord, and is actually pretty amusing.
We took some shots (no pun intended) of the upcoming Entertainment Earth exclusive Black Series 6 inch Greedo. The nicely sculpted, super articulated Rodian bounty hunter has turned out quite well and is another great addition to a new 6 inch series that is winning over many. UPDATE: BS Greedo is an exclusive reveal for Entertainment Earth and not exclusive to them only. Greedo will be a general release. Our apologies for the confusion.