After earlier reports around the web suggested that the street date embargo has been lifted and retailers can put out new merchandise at any time, Hasbro sent us a note confirming the January 30th street date for Star Wars 2012.
Target stores are preparing for the Star Wars 2012 toy launch with a new aisle display. While it looks fantastic, it only makes us giddy for new merchandise and the January 30th street date! Please send us news of your finds as now is the time to hunt the stores.
Busts are expensive, but banks? Not so much. Diamond Select Toys has cranked out several of these vinyl banks over the last few years, and we recently got our hands on samples of the latest two: Boba Fett, based on his Return of the Jedi armor, and a Clone Trooper as seen in Revenge of the Sith. While not the heavy, weapons-grade collectibles you see from Gentle Giant or Sideshow they really do look quite nice as a collectible, or as something you could get a kid and not worry that he might knock it off a shelf and kill the dog.
Check out over 20 images and get a load of the markings and details on Boba Fett's backpack, after the break.
Sideshow is giving away a Deluxe Sixth Scale Sandtrooper and Dewback for the 11th day of their 12 Days of Sideshow event! The contest ends onJanuary 6th so make sure to sign up today! Click here to enter!
New product is trickling in to stores for the New Year. We found the new wave of Deluxe Class 1 Vehicles at a Walmart in San Diego, CA. This wave includes the Naboo Royal Fighter with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Sith Speeder with Darth Maul, Barc Speeder with Clone Trooper, and STAP with Battle Droid. Happy Hunting!
It's the mail-in Prototype Boba Fett! It's loosely based on the original costume made by Lucas' camp, with some changes because Hasbro had to work within the confines of an existing mold. Is it worth the seven bucks? Read on!
This Han Solo features a redeco of the 2006 figure from the Shield Generator Assault Battle Pack . Overall, it's a good package since it offers a decent figure carded in the classic Kenner cardback and character photo. The paint job on this Han is improved from the Battle Pack version, giving him a much better likeness.
The first figure in an Expanded Universe Vintage card is quite possibly the best of 2011. Hasbro does pretty much everything you could possibly want for ARC-77, based on the more popular episodes of the Tartakovsky micro-series. He's got interchangeable Phase I and II armor, a unique headsculpt (with a faux hawk and soul patch nonetheless!), and even comes with an instruction insert to show you how to attach both holsters.
Welcome to 2012! Let's look at Revenge of the Jedi carded figures. And let's also look at Clone Wars some more. Everybody loves dual injection molded toys. Are Y-Wing Scout Bombers still shipping? Also, Adam wants more small toys. (Fire, Wood, Water.) Read on!
This TIE Pilot figure was first released in the Evolutions set from 2008 and has been re-issued several times since. For carded collectors, this means collecting both the Revenge and Return variants and you gotta appreciate the retro Kenner beauty of both.
Team Galactic Hunter wishes you and yours a Happy, Safe, and Prosperous New Year! We're looking forward to all the new stuff coming up as the Star Wars franchise continues to grow and evolve with The Clone Wars series and 3D re-releases. Look for our Toy Fair coverage in February as Hasbro further unveils what they have planned in 2012 and beyond. Will The Vintage Collection continue? What's the next marquee vehicle?
A holdover from 2010, Wedge trickled in limited quantities over the summer and demanded a higher premium before Hasbro made him a little more readily available in later assortments in the fall and promises to re-issue him again in 2012. Hasbro utilizes X-wing Luke's body from 2006 along with that figure's hole for a lightsaber hilt. It's a decent head likeness of Red 2 that deserves a spot in your collection...if you can find him.
Oh Todo 360. We first heard about him from an early figure listing which didn't come to include him-- but we got him later, and he's pretty cool. (Only his head moves, though.) Should you bring the Seth Green robot home? Read on!
Brian's Toys is ending 2011 with a bang! Get the latest available products from eFX Collectibles, such as the highly-anticipated Luke Reveal Lightsaber hilt along with the Luke X-Wing Helmet.