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.
First previewed at New York Comic-Con, Hasbro launches their new micro sized Fighter Pods figurine page. With over 100 Fighter Pods figures from all six Star Wars films and The Clone Wars animated series, you can collect an entire galaxy of your favorite characters!
Enter for the chance to win a Sandtrooper Deluxe Sixth Scale Figure from Sideshow simply by signing up for their newsletter! One random winner will be selected in the contest, which ends on January 26th.
Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals as well as more new preorders, and a reminder about our Year-End Sale.
For today only, TeeFury has a limited edition "Bounty Hunter" t-shirt featuring everyone's favorite blaster for hire doing his best Buzz Lightyear. The t-shirt is selling for $10 each. Click here to order yours!
Sideshow offers a nice glimpse at their upcoming "Desert Nomad" Obi-Wan Kenobi maquette for their 12 Days of Sideshow event. The piece looks absolutely stunning and detailed, further bridging the gap between ROTS McGregor and ANH Guiness.
Struggling to keep up with the times and remain competitive with retail behemoths Walmart and Target, Sears Holdings announces the closings of 100-120 Sears and K-Mart stores. Sales are off 5.2 percent in the 4th Quarter and points to a fading brand and aging stores. Only time will tell if this means one less retailer and point of distribution for collectibles, but it may in the short term result in less leverage for the retailer to carry exclusives and cycle in fresh stock.
Following up on Adam's Wal-mart post, select Target stores have also begun marking down their Vintage Tauntaun and Landspeeder exclusives along with their exclusive Search For Lukeskywalker Battle Pack. A couple of stores in San Diego have them marked down to $17.48 (regularly $24.99). Happy Hunting!
It says "Hasbro" on the box, but this Star Tours Yoda is more of an abomination. It's ugly, and there are three variations of it involving lightsaber and skin coloring. Should you get it? (No.) Read on!
Tis the season for randomly marked-down products! Walmart has marked down their Ultimate Gift Sets for Star Wars as well as Transformers and Beyblade, but prices vary by store-- the $30 sets were as little as $15 in my neighborhood, which is a steal given you get 5 figures in the set.