Brian's Toys Newsletter 10/23

By Mike — Saturday, October 23, 2010

It's one of the best newsletters in the history of the Brian's Toys  pre-orders that will blow your mind! Also...FREE TOYS!

BBTS $5 Sale!

By Mike — Saturday, October 23, 2010

From BigBadToyStore: We've just assembled a list of 100 items with prices cut to $5 or less,  there are many Hasbro 3.75" figures from the Marvel, Star Wars, and GI Joe lines, as well as a variety of Sota figures and various other misc items. 

Senate Guard 2 Packs and Few Target Excusives Online

By Mike — Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Target exclusive Senate Guard 2 Pack is available online at Amazon.com for $14.99 each. There's also the Bounty Hunter Pack and Hidden Enemy and Hostage Crisis Battle Packs still available.

Tales of Swapping Continued: POTF2 At Retail in 2010

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 22, 2010

We've seen tons of swapped figures over the years, but this particular case of fraud is a little different and devious. To even the trained eye, it looks like there's nothing wrong, but it really does show that stores should keep an eye on things like a copyright date on the package. What happened this time? Well, reader Ed found someone actually found a way to make stores take 1990s action figures but think they're new. More on this disgrace after the jump.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,398

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 22, 2010

We finish up this special theme week of Target exclusive toys (just released) with Shaak Ti, a retooled version of the 2005 figure.  Her arms are new, and she's recolored-- is that enough to capture your dollars?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,397

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's not every day you get a figure with his own trophies, but Clone Trooper Chopper, a new Target exclusive, has a droid finger necklace.  Awesome!  Is the figure otherwise interesting?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,396

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This R2-D2 from the recently released Target Exclusive Arena Battle sets is loosely based on the 2004 Vintage design, but with a heavily retooled torso and head.  But why is his big eye clear?   Read on!

Steve Sansweet to Leave Lucasfilm

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fan numero uno, inspiration to a generation of Star Wars fans, and all-around nice guy Steve Sansweet announced today he'll be leaving Lucasfilm to pursue a different direction.

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New Clone Wars Figures Revealed, Hondo Ohnaka Reissue Incoming

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A fan got his hands on Clone Hevy in Training Armor, giving us first glimpse at the cool figure.  But what's really cool are the new figures revealed on the cardback, like a new super-articulated Cad Bane with Todo 360, Ahsoka's astromech droid, a new Obi-Wan Kenobi, and confirmation of a reissue of Hondo Ohnaka! See more at Sandtroopers.com.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,395

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hey, it's the new Target Exclusive Senate Commando figure!  This awesome release is basically the Argyus body with a new head, but that's enough to warrant the purchase!

Tales From Home Swapping, Continued

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 19, 2010

We've got another story of retail woe (and a return of a real vintage figure to stores) in our latest entry in this ongoing saga of retail theft.  Reader Nik was looking at the new Target AT-ST... and guess what he found?

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,394

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 18, 2010

We kick off this week of new Target exclusives with Shahan Alama, a Weequay pilot with a robot arm!  He's in the new (and popular) Bounty Hunter pack with Robonino and a couple of droids, and made of mostly new parts.  You want him-- admit it.  Read on!

Swappers Strike Again: Sandtrooper Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 18, 2010

Because I love a good story-- even a good story gone wrong-- we're going to share Reader John's Wal-Mart swap-out story today.  John saw not one, not two, but five Sandtroopers swapped out and returned to the store by a thief and, surprise surprise, the store wasn't too receptive to him trying to help. More after the jump.

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Retweet To Win An R2 Droid 2

By Mike — Sunday, October 17, 2010

Motorola is giving away 5 R2 Droid 2 phones to selected winners who retweets a specified message relating to the contest. Contest ends this Tuesday, October 19th, so make sure to tweet your chance to win! And if you haven't yet done so. make sure to follow Galactic Hunter on Facebook and Twitter!

Q&A: New Big Vehicles, Not Enough New Product, Vintage, and More

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 17, 2010
What happened to the giant vehicle assortment of 2009? Why does Hasbro hate you and refuses to release new product, ever? And what's the deal with all these repacks in vintage lately? All this plus more are in today's Q&A!