One of the dangers for holding back product announcements for one or two times a year is that leaks are pretty likely-- especially when a "leak" is a full release of the product in another country! MouseDroid.com reports that Toys R Us Australia already has the Y-Wing Fighter for AUS$69.99. Hasbro has still yet to confirm this item for a US release, but odds are the USA will be seeing it in July or August.
So remember a few months ago when we posted a shot of a really big Executor toy that LEGO hadn't announced yet? Well, LEGO announced it with some high-res pics. So let's all pretend it's a surprise and read on! (Seriously, it looks cool.)
Before you bring the funk-- as I assume that's what you'll be doing if you aren't watching Super 8-- check out this Super Battle Droid. It's part of a Battle Pack which is pretty easy to get, so if you're in the market for something new (to you) it might be worth a look. Read on!
In 1991, we found out Han and Leia had kids. In 2010, we got figures of them. Jacen Solo was born with the big Star Wars comeback of the 1990s but didn't get a toy until he was both an adult, and if memory serves he was quite dead by the time the toy happened. (SPOILERS?
Looking to see something new for Star Wars on TV since the live-action show may be a ways off? The Official Site added a preview video showcasing some new characters and situations from the upcoming fourth season of The Clone Wars show. How is it? Well, go look.
If you like black repaints of the Scout Trooper, Hasbro has been really good to you over the past few years. This Storm Commando is one of four repaints and/or remolds I can think of off the top of my head, exclusive to Wal-Mart last Spring. Should you care? Read on!
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While you start hunting for the new, just-relased Logray don't forget to bolster your Ewok armies with the likes of Kettch here. He's a Wal-Mart exclusive and comes with amror! How about that? Get one. Read on!
He's new! It's Bom Vimdin which is apparently the current official spelling of this guy, who's a really cool Cantina alien that Hasbro absolutely smashed out of the park. Good things come to those who wait... 34 years. Read on!
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!