Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,428

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 3, 2010

Hasbro sure likes to make barely-different troopers, like this Scout Trooper from 2007. Hasbro put out a big exclusive boxed set at Target and painted each Biker Scout differently-- just to keep you busy.  (Or to make your dioramas better, perhaps.) Either way, how is it? Excellent. Read on, dudes!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,427

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's the first-ever modern-era Wicket which, at nearly 12 years old, is a lot less modern.  This was one of the first two modern Ewoks, setting the bar for the slow drip to follow for the next few years.  He was just upgraded, but how does the original stack up?  Read on!

New Battle Over Endor Battlepacks

By Mike — Thursday, December 2, 2010

Right out of the climactic scene from Return of the Jedi comes these new and exciting packaged images of the forthcoming Battle Over Endor Battlepacks courtesy of JediNews UK.  

The Clone Wars Magazine #2

By Mike — Thursday, December 2, 2010

The next issue of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine hits shelves on December 7, and if you thought issue 1 was out of this world, issue 2 is totally out of the galaxy!

BBTS News: Holiday Sale, Transformers, Green Lantern, Predator and More!

By Mike — Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about more great new arrivals, exciting new preorders, and a new Holiday Sale! Over 3500 items have been reduced between 20% and 90% off including tons of older Star Wars figures!


Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,426

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ever since 21 used the name of Count Dooku as a euphemism for an act in the bathroom, fans have wondered if we'll get a better version of the figure.  OK, that's not at all true, but this is indeed a better version of Christopher Lee.  Should you run out and buy him at Target right now?  Read on!

Print Ad: Vintage Strikes Back!

By Mike — Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hasbro's latest print ad spotlights their new Vintage Collection and The Empire Strikes Back wave featuring Han Solo and Princess Leia recreating the Hoth Rebel base evacuation.

Image Bank: SL13 Yoda

By Mike — Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Size matters not, yet Yoda comes packin with a firing cannon! First released in 2005 for the Revenge of the Sith collection, this version comes with a removable plastic molded cape, which hinders his poseability when he has it on, but has decent articulation underneath.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,425

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Since the 1970s, Boba Fett  has been a major presence in fan imaginations and toy boxes.  This younger incarnation of the character has stunning articulation, good accessories, and, sadly, no helmet.  It's a big improvement over the other prequel-inspired figure, but should you get him?  Read on!

Image Bank: SL11 Darth Vader (Sith Apprentice)

By Mike — Monday, November 29, 2010

The "guts" of this sculpt was from the Sith Evolutions figure from 2005, which Hasbro retooled along with a new headsculpt for The 30th Anniversary Collection in 2008. Now that The Vintage Collection figure is considered the frontrunner, this SL version, with its limited arm articulation but not too bad a head sculpt, is relegated to secondary Battle Pack filler status. You know, for the kids.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,424

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 29, 2010

Galen Marek or Starkiller, the Secret Apprentice, or whatever you want to call him has a lot of names, and even more costume changes.  This 2010 release is based on a Jango Fett mold-- and it's pretty great!   Read on to see what you're missing.

Rest in Peace, Irvin Kershner

By Mike — Monday, November 29, 2010

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Irvin Kershner, the much praised director of The Empire Strikes Back, passed today at 87 years old. Star Wars fans know well the important role of the man behind the vision of  what is almost universally regarded as the best of the six Star Wars films. May you be one with The Force, Kersh. Read the full story here.

Image Bank: SL10 Clone Trooper (Phase II)

By Mike — Sunday, November 28, 2010

This Clone Trooper mold was part of an immensely popular Entertainment Earth exclusive in 2005 and was later re-released for the TAC Saga Legends assortment in 2007. He's not a bad EP2 (Phase II) clone to build troops if you're inclined to do so, especially with all the 2 fers and BOGO's being promoted at your favorite retailer this holiday season.

Q&A: Vintage Vehicles, Mail-In Figures, Hutts-A-Poppin, and More

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 28, 2010

So really, should you expect a Rebel Transport vehicle any time soon? And how long do mail-in figures take to arrive? And what is up with the Hasbro vintage cardback design team? All this and more, including Hutts, in this week's Q&A!

Image Bank: SL09 General Grievous

By Mike — Sunday, November 28, 2010

First released as an Episode III Sneak Preview figure, this version of General Grievous has been repacked so many times we lost count. The cape was switched from white to grey and an electrostaff added in 2006 for The Saga Collection, but everything else, save some slight deco changes, remains the same. You can also pick up this Grievous in the just released Battle of Utapau Battlepack if you haven't had enough of him.