Brian's Toys Newsletter 12/17

By Mike — Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas is less than a week away, and it's a good time to save some money on Star Wars toys at Brian's Toys! On your next last minute order of $75 or more, use coupon code CHRISTMAS15 to take off $15 from your order total. One way of saying Happy Holidays to such great customers.

BBTS News: Transformers, Star Wars, Neca, Marvel, 1/6 and More!

By Mike — Friday, December 17, 2010

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about some great new arrivals and another big round of exciting new preorders. Pre-order the new Gentle Giant Jumbo 12" Luke Skywalker and Tusken Raider, Wicket minibust, and the new Ultimate Unison 12" Luke Skywalker - a continuation of the special collaboration between Medicom and Enterbay! Still time to get your shipments in by December 24th!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,438

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 17, 2010

Hey, it's a Bonus Pit Droid!  Back in 2001, these thinks were basically the bigfoot of action figures-- you've never seen them, and you never will.  In 2007, Hasbro reissued them and now you can get them cheap-- that's life!   So is it worth getting these legends?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,437

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hey kids, it's BG-J38, another one of Jabba's gambling companions!  Basically.  This Return of the Jedi robot was rarely seen in the movie, and also rarely seen at retail.  Is it worth putting one together?  Read on!

HasbroToyShop: FREE Boba Fett Blaster

By Mike — Thursday, December 16, 2010

HasbroToyShop's Deal of the Day for today is a FREE Boba Fett Blaster with the purchase of a Boba Fett Electronic Helmet. You also get FREE Shipping with no minimum. Click here to order yours!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,436

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Just how many different Battle Droid figures can Hasbro give us?  TONS.   This one uses the new body mold, but paints it differently giving you yet another unique configuration of the ubiquitous robots.   Any good?  Yes.  Read on!

Force Unleashed II DLC Available, and Cheap

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 15, 2010

While the game took a critical beating, those who want to come back for more Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II will be able to download a special Endor Bonus Mission for a surprisingly good price-- only a buck on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. It's up right now. Not only can you zap Ewoks, but two other classic characters (spoilers) are in your sights!

Comic-Con Tries Limited Trial Run for Passes

By Mike — Wednesday, December 15, 2010

After failing twice in their early online registration process, Comic-Con organizers attempt a trial run this morning by registering 1000 registrants using what is expected to be a more robust system by company TicketLeap.  Last month, the online registration site was overwhelmed by a reported 250 hits a second, which was three times the volume in 2009.

Star Wars Celebrities Autograph Special Helmet for Charity

By Mike — Tuesday, December 14, 2010

eFX Collectibles and the 501st TK Project is auctioning off a replica Stormtrooper helmet to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This special and unique edition helmet features more than a dozen signatures from the cast and crew of the original Star Wars trilogy, including Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and George Lucas himself.

Gentle Giant: Jumbo Luke and Tusken, Wicket Minibust

By Mike — Tuesday, December 14, 2010

More Jumbo Vintage figures are on the way courtesy of Gentle Giant as Luke Skywalker (with Telescoping Lightsaber) and Tusken Raider receive their Vintage Jumbo treatment next. Also announced is the new Wicket minibust. All three items are slated for release in July.

Dark Horse in March 2011

By Mike — Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dark Horse releases their solicitations for March 2011 including the third installment of Darth Vader and The Lost Command, as the Dark Lork of the Sith continues to be haunted by visions of his life with Padmé as it would have been if he had not succumbed to the Dark Side. Cover by Tsuneo Sanda! In Star Wars: Legacy - War #4, the allies launch a series of maneuvers to lure Darth Krayt into a trap. Only who is trapping whom?

 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,435

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The latest version of Padme to make the rounds on a basic card was this 2009 Queen Amidala from the Legacy range.  It's not bad-- she can't sit, but she looks pretty great!  Read on!

EW Previews Clone Wars Trailer

By Mike — Tuesday, December 14, 2010

EW previews an exclusive trailer for the second half of The Clone Wars Season 3 making its debut on January 7th. After the mostly pastoral first half, the rest of the season looks to be spectacular! Click here for the trailer!

Image Bank: SL14 R2-D2

By Mike — Monday, December 13, 2010

This figure may not be the most articulated or even definitive R2-D2, but boy is he fun with all the flashing lights and electronic sounds. A repack of the Revenge of the Sith figure from  2005, this mold actually saw its first incarnation in plastic as the POTF2 Power FX R2-D2.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,434

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 13, 2010

Hey kids, it's the new Clone Trooper figure which, oddly, is actually somewhat easy to find!  He's got more articulation than ever, and comes on a nice vintage cardback.  So how many can I put you down for?  Read on!