Are your old figures starting to get squeaky and oily? You aren't alone. Is the Droid Gunship a weak toy or is it just you? And will we see figure-with-minivehicles for Episode I next year? Maybe. Hasbro hasn't said. And are vehicles costing more and offering less? All this and a rundown on this past week's new Hasbro releases in this week's Q&A!
Packaged as Ace-38 but often referred to as AC-38, this new action figure is at Disney parks now and is part of those $39.95 boxed sets the kids are all crazy about. Is it worth it? I think so. Read on!
If you like orange troopers, this Clone Trooper Lieutenant was one you should've bought last year-- mostly because you can't get one easily today. It has a swell hook launcher which doesn't actually launch. It's still pretty cool-- read on!
The new Star Tours action figure sets are at the Disney parks right now. These new Hasbro action figure gift sets each sport at least 4 action figures plus new accessories. Some are better than others, and they're $39.95 each. (My pal Shannon was kind enough to pick mine up from Disneyland.) More details after the jump from someone who hasn't been on the new ride yet. UPDATE: Called out "differences" on repackaged figures.
Over at Sandtroopers.com is a Y-Wing Fighter gallery of an as-of-yet unannounced vehicle which is, clearly, an upcoming Toys R Us exclusive. Painted up similarly to the red-striped 1970s die-cast metal vehicle, this retooled vehicle has a redesigned interior plus the first-ever modern era astromech socket. Check it out!
One of the fascinating things about this hobby is that, at times, Hasbro will pluck an obscure movie character from the film and drop it in the toy aisles, like General McQuarrie here. Fans weren't asking for him, but we got him-- and he's neat! Read on!
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One of the best repaints out if Hasbro's Original Trilogy Collection line were the Jawas. The 1997 2-pack got a fresh coat of paint in 2004, and it looked fantastic. The packaging was great, too! Does it hold up to more modern sculpts? Read on!
This week: Will we get sexy Kotobukiya statues of Star Wars characters? Is Hasbro trying to kill us with too many toys every year? And what do 3D reissues mean for toys as we move forward? All this and much more in this week's thrilling Q&A!
Over on EW.com is a preview for the new Kinect Star Wars game coming to E3 this week. Remember the buzz of a Clone Wars game? Apparently they decided to tackle more than just the show. Click through for a video sizzle and brief article.
Would you believe... Bacta Luke in LEGO? I wouldn't, but I was directed to this page on LEGO.de showcasing LEGO 7879, the Hoth Echo Base. It's impressive, includes 2-1B, and is loaded with stuff. You'll want to see it, so go see it.
Hasbro's wildly popular Wave 7 of The Vintage Collection is shipping to (and from) online stores like Entertainment Earth and Big Bad Toy Store today, so if you pre-ordered, check your order status. (They should be hitting stores shortly.) Last week @EntEarth on Twitter (which is me) confirmed wave 8 and wave 8 revision 1 of TVC have been delayed until October, but pre-orders are open now.
Don't feel blue, because Aayla Secura is here! She's about as good as it gets for movie versions of the character... the cartoon one is probably the best so far, though. So how about this one from 2005? Read on!
StarWarsCelebration.com said it best:
"After the impressive (most impressive) success of last year’s Empire-themed Star Wars Celebration V, we are thrilled to announce that the biggest party this side of the galaxy, Star Wars Celebration VI is setting down August 23-26, 2012 back at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida!"
More details after the jump.