This week's TOY PALACE newsletter includes IN STOCK retailer exclusibes like the K-Mart Captain Lock, Target Clone Wars 2 Packs, and a few Kotobukiya!
It's a big week over at Brian's Toys! They just received the new Gentle Giant 12" Vintage Jumbo Darth Vader & Leia Organa, as well as the Hammerhead mini bust! Looking for something a bit more manageable? Pick up the new 2011 Clone Wars Deluxe vehicles with figures!
Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a ton of great new preorders and more new arrivals!
Will Hasbro ever make a Z-95 Headhunter? Don't get your hopes up. What do you do when your mail-away figures don't show up? Complain, of course! And playsets again? Geez, is that all you people want to ask about? Read on!
Continuing their ongoing and proud tradition, Gente Giant posted the Comic-Con Exclusive 2011 McQuarrie Concept Snowtrooper Bust! It looks a lot like the picture. Pre-orders are open for guild members, and the rest of us poor schmucks get to wait and cross our fingers. Read more.
If you've been enjoying Hasbro's Kenner-style Special Action Figure Set 3-packs at Target, the guys at LightGeschindigKeit.de have fully-packaged shots of more of them-- with no new figures and a few decent repacks. As always, figures are from Star Wars and Empire. Read on!
Some like it Hoth, like this Rebel Trooper variant from last year! It's a Target exclusive, and pretty slick. It's similar to the 2009 carded release, save for the hair color. Should you get it? Read on!
Last year when Hasbro released the Spacetrooper, it had shoulder pads, a jetpack, and a droid bit. The droid bit is gone, and now that he's shipping from Hasbro in Saga Legends packaging, he's got a new (to him) gun. (The ammo thing isn't on the side like a Stormtrooper gun, rather it appears similar to a redeco of Wioslea's weapon.) Click through for bigger pics.
One of Jabba's dancers, this Rystall figure has been readily available online throughout the 2000s, cheaply, and has been blown out and later reissued as a Wal-Mart exclusive. In short: she's very very cheap. Should you get one? Read on!
Over at the Gentle Giant Blog, they revealed their next 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International exclusive: a giant Vinyl Caped Jawa! Neato. Guild member pre-orders are up now and for the rest of us... well, I'm crossing my fingers.
After Hasbro gave us our first R3-A2, it was a little surprising to see them go back and try again-- but hey, it's way better! This build-a-droid was a wonderful release that, hopefully, you bought. Because it's great. Read on!
If you love Tusken Raider figures, Hasbro decided to do you a solid by releasing a "red clan" in early 2007 so you can add a little something new and different to your collection. I like this idea. So how did the "vintage" molded figure turn out? Read on!
The official site has a story about The Clone Wars Complete Season 3 home video release, which means DVDs and Blu-Ray discs on October 18. Lots of deleted scenes. It's going to be an expensive Fall, kids!
This Shadow Trooper is supposed to be a Clone in bounty hunter disguise. Not a very good one, as it looks pretty much like the Shadow Troopers of Utapau. It's neat though-- as German exclusives that got dumped online go, it's nice enough. Read on!
Let's talk about Jocasta Nu some more. Because why not? And playsets too, this is stll a fresh topic. Aw heck, let's do it twice. And how do you deal with no-longer-sticky stickers? I actually have a solution for you that works and is cheap. I've also found a figure where the paint literally melted off-- good job, Hasbro! Find out which one was the culprit. So read on, because it's more fun than working!