Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,440

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 21, 2010

One of the most iconic aliens in the entire Star Wars saga are the Cantina Band musicians, which surprisingly didn't see plastic for the first time until 1997. Also surprising: the 2007 version of the character is the 1997 one with new paint. Is it any better?  Read on!

Image Bank: SL18 Chewbacca

By Mike — Tuesday, December 21, 2010

While the head sculpt is "New Hope" Chewie, being originally released as part of the 2005 Early Bird Kit promotion, Hasbro spattered some slightly distinguishing paint apps for the Hoth treatment. The body itself, with its awesome sculpt and mostly masterfully hidden articulation, not to mention the almost perfect scale, originated from VOTC Chewie in 2004. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Just repaint it. It certainly applies here.

Image Bank: SL17 C-3PO

By Mike — Tuesday, December 21, 2010

SL17 C-3PO is a repack of The Saga Collection release from 2006 featuring the golden deity on his Ewok throne. The vac metal is quite striking and perhaps too clean on this figure, but the overall result is good and true to that particular scene from Return of the Jedi. Would an Ewok fire spit Han and Luke be too much too ask from Hasbro? Probably.

Image Bank: SL12 Obi-Wan Kenobi

By Mike — Monday, December 20, 2010

Hasbro corrected the first release of SL12 Obi-Wan Kenobi, the AOTC "you don't want to sell me death sticks" version from Saga 2003, to the intended and represented, not to mention much better done, TAC iteration from 2008. How do mix ups like these happen at the factory? We can only guess, but Hasbro may need to go home and rethink their life...err...quality control.

Image Bank: SL16 Clone Trooper

By Mike — Monday, December 20, 2010

Speaking of the white ROTS Clone Trooper from 2005, here he is next as SL16! This particular mold has been used a few times, including the ROTS Commander Gree and exclusive Covert Ops Clone Trooper

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,439

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 20, 2010

Another shipment of these exclusive figures showed up, so it's time to showcase/plug another one with Deliah Blue, the Zeltron lady from the Legacy comic series.  How is this red-skinned space babe?  Read on!

Q&A: TIE Bombers, AT-STs, Comics, and Little Green Men

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 19, 2010

Did you miss out on the new TIE Bomber yet? Possibly! Did the Galactic Heroes AT-ST make it to Kohl's? You got an iPad, so what comics should you download? All this and ramblings on the new Outer Space Men action figure line, after the jump!

Image Bank: SL15 Shock Trooper

By Mike — Sunday, December 19, 2010

A repaint of the original white super-articulated Revenge of the Sith Clone Trooper from 2005 for the ROTS Skirmish in the Senate Battlepack, this Shock Trooper has seen many lives as either a Saga Legends or Battlepack repack. Still, the sculpt is good and the deco is appealing, therefore, he's still a decent army builder to beef up Palpatine's goon squad.

Star Wars Adidas in 2011

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 19, 2010

In 2011, Adidas will be bringing out more Star Wars sneakers.   There are 10 varieties, which can be seen on Sole Redemption.com.  Release is expected in the first quarter of next year.  From lightsaber stripes to Darth Vader's armor, a lot of sweet designs are hidden in there!

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Yoda Heart Benefits SF General Hospital

By Mike — Friday, December 17, 2010

Sculptor Lawrence Noble creates a five foot tall, 400 lb. fiber glass heart design featuring Yoda and one of his more iconic phrases from The Empire Strikes Back to benefit San Francisco General Hospital and their "HEROES & HEARTS" fundraiser.

TOY PALACE NL#44: Last Week for FREE Gift and New Gentle Giant

By Mike — Friday, December 17, 2010

New IN STOCK items and pre-orders from our sponsors at TOY PALACE, including new Gentle Giant and the latest Clone Wars assortment. The FREE Gift promo runs through December 24th for all IN STOCK orders!

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!