HASBRO's Star Wars Q&A - Answers From 10/29

By Adam May — Monday, November 22, 2010

Today we get Q&A answers about those characters who are just on the cusp of getting the green-lights (some pretty cool ones, too) and some not-so-good news for fans of Duchess Satine. Also, Hasbro sends along some exciting news about some more new and very cool product for The Vintage Collection. You know you want to know, so read on!

New Clone Wars Battle Pack Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 22, 2010

Our sponsors got a new  Star Wars Army of the Republic Battle Pack up for order, with official pictures from Hasbro. This looks like to be a mix of white and colored Clone Troopers, plus accessories.  Neat!  More after the jump.

Image Bank: CW37 Cato Parasitti

By Mike — Monday, November 22, 2010

Seen in the premiere episode of Season 2, "Holocron Heist", Cato Parasitti shares the same Clawdite heritage as one Zam Wessel and shapeshifts her way into the Jedi temple. Her well sculpted and finely painted figure includes a molded helmet with a movable visor.

Q&A: Sandcrawlers, Vehicles, Vintage Wave 3, And So Much More

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 21, 2010

Have kids embraced vintage as a toy or as a packaging style? (And does it matter?) Will Hasbro ever give the Sandcrawler a new release at retail? (No.) And just how different were those Toys "R" Us 4-pack figures in 2002-2004, anyway? As an added bonus, we have seven super-short reviews of Vintage Wave 3 at the end. Stop pretending that you're working today, and read our new column!

TRU 2 for $10.99

By Mike — Sunday, November 21, 2010

Not to miss out on the pre-Black Friday action, Toys R Us is also has all their Star Wars basic 3.75 inch figures on sale at 2 for $10.99. Shop at your local store or online by clicking here.

 

K-Mart BOGO Star Wars Action Figures

By Mike — Sunday, November 21, 2010

K-mart is having a buy one get one free on their Star Wars action figures this week. A great deal if you need to fill holes in your collection or get the latest releases on the cheap. Happy hunting!

Image Bank: CW35 Clone Trooper Draa

By Mike — Sunday, November 21, 2010

From the super intense and action packed "Landing at Point Rain" episode from Season 2, Clone Trooper Draa bears distinct markings as a member of the 41st Elite Corps. While the figure is a repainted version of the basic  Clone Trooper mold and comes with several weapons and accessories including a missile launcher and backpack.

Brian's Toys Newsletter 11/21

By Mike — Sunday, November 21, 2010

Clone Trooper Hevy, Cad Bane with TODO-360, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and R7-A7 make up the newest pre-orders wave for Clone Wars, and you can reserve your set at Brian's Toys.  These toys will go along great with the Jedi Turbo Speeder vehicle.  Speaking of pre-orders, the next G.I. Joe
wave is also available to reserve.

Image Bank: CW34 Undead Geonosian

By Mike — Saturday, November 20, 2010

MMMM…BRAINS! This Season 2 storyline about zombie Geonosian Warriors had that sci-fi horror twist to it and “jumping the shark” potential, but it somehow worked. With removable wings and body parts, the figure has nice pose and play ability, but the cool factor would have been upped a notch if Hasbro somehow could have included a brain worm accessory.

Image Bank: CW33 Embo

By Mike — Saturday, November 20, 2010

Inspired by Kurosawa, the samurai-esque Kyuzo bounty hunter Embo includes an articulated bowcaster, throwing knives, a boatload of paint detail, and plenty of bushido spirit (or is that boshuda?). The excellent “Bounty Hunters” episode in Season 2 had plenty of nods to Seven Samurai, which in turn was one of Lucas’ inspirations for Star Wars

Entertainment Earth Comic Packs Released, Reveal NEW Unannounced Comic Pack

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 19, 2010

I got my box of Entertainment Earth Exclusive Comic Packs today (full disclosure: I work there for my day job) and I was surprised to see not only was a bonus helmet included for Baron Fel, but a new, previously unseen comic pack based on Empire Strikes Back movie figures-- including one you might find particularly desirable-- were shown on the back.  While no plans are known for a release date of this item, we have more pics of this unique set (and quick text reviews of the rest) after the jump.

Sideshow: Pre-order Sidious Bust and Cyborg Maul

By Mike — Friday, November 19, 2010

Get your Sith together and pre-order the upcoming Darth Sidious Legendary Scale Bust and Darth Maul Premium Format Figure from Sideshow Collectibles! The Sidious bust, with that lovely evil sneer, will ship in Q2 2011 and set you back $249 while being limited to 500 pieces. PF Maul is limited to 1250 pieces with a pricepoint of $324.99 and is slated for Q1 '11. Click on the banners to order yours!

More Photos From Hasbro 2010-2011 Attack of the Clones Bridge Wave

By Adam May — Friday, November 19, 2010

Hasbro has sent over some carded photos of the 2010-2011 "bridge wave" from Attack of the Clones (the last "themed" wave) included in The Vintage Collection. (Missing in action is the Anakin Skywalker (Peasant Disguise) figure, but he'll undoubtedly surface at the last minute to save the day — or something.) What do you think of these modern/retro cardbacks (and logos)? Comment away...

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,418

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 19, 2010

Behold, the lost Hoth Rebel Trooper of 2009!  This was the variant Hasbro meant to release but through one reason or another, didn't until this year's big Target exclusive gift sets.  Is this head and hat variant worth your hard-earned cashola?  Read on!

Image Bank: CW36 Quinlan Vos

By Mike — Friday, November 19, 2010

Fan favorite Jedi Quinlan Vos gets his Clone Wars plastic treatment just in time for his recent appearance in the excellent “Hunt for Ziro” episode. Featuring nifty painted tats, a soft goods skirt, and additional hip articulation so that you can pose him nicely on his speederboard, which we assume will be seen in a future episode, Vos will not disappoint.