Our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com have posted their latest arrivals and pre-orders. Pre-orders are now being taken for the new Attakus 1/10 scale R2-D2, C-3PO, and Yoda statues. Click through for the full listing!
Released in stores today is Crucible, the new Star Wars novel from prolific author Troy Denning. Taking place after the events in the last two major story arcs Legacy of the Force and Fate of the Jedi, this book focuses on Han, Luke, and Leia in what could be their final adventure (in this version of the expanded universe, anyway). On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast Arnie sits down with Troy to discuss the impact of Episode VII on the existing Expanded Universe, his intents behind Crucible, and the Mortis trilogy's impact on Apocalypse.
Hasbro's been getting a lot of negative press lately, some of it legitimate. We recently received an e-mail from reader J. Cap that was quite refreshing that we had to post. Regardless of Hasbro's missteps in 2012 and what direction the toy company will take going forward, their customer service, at least in this case, was stellar and on point.
ToysRus stores are beginning to receive the new look "Lava Vader" branded Anakin to Darth Vader electronic figure and Class II vehicles featuring the repackaged Jango Fett Slave I and new Episode III Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi Starfighters.
Since 2009, fans have asked "So when will Hasbro release the other scanning crew guy and the rest of the equipment?" Teased at Toy Fair, not one but two stories are showing off this soon-to-be-released if not out before you know it Imperial Scanning Crew from Hasbro. Two sets are coming, and you'll need to buy both to get all the troopers at Kmart in the very near future.
Looking for a cool new Padme statue? It's snow problem. Gentle Giant has a new, 10 1/2-inch tall full-body Padme Amidala Statue inspired by the "snowbunny" outfit from the original Clone Wars micro series. It's due in Q2 2014 - right after the snow melts - and comes seated on some familiar props. More after the jump.
Just for fun, here are three more Star Wars-themed elephants from @EllyFontArt. These are wooden, hand-made one-off designs. The Bantha is a standing figure with fur and clay horns, while Max Rebo is a similar design painted up like Jabba's keyboardist. The Death Star is actually a thinner piece with a magnet, so you can put it on the fridge or a metal cabinet.
Let's talk exclusives in Q&A this week, because for the first time in months there are actually things to talk about! And let's complain about Episode I since that's what came in the mail bag. We'll also revisit magazines, as this is the way of our people. All this and more - read on and send in your questions for next time!
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Sideshow is now taking pre-orders for the upcoming Premium Format Snowtrooper. The 1/4 scale figure comes with a cloth kama skirt, fabric belt and pouches. The Sideshow exclusive version also comes with a severed K-3PO head.
In preparation of The Yoda Chronicles premiere on Cartoon Network LEGO revealed their largest model ever--a life-sized X-Wing. For Star Wars days at LEGOLand the X-Wing trekked across the country, and Star Wars Action News' reporter Berent was on hand to see it and talk to the master builder behind it. How many bricks does it take to get to the center of a life-sized X-Wing? Listen to Berent's interview to find out!
Here's the latest batch of pre-orders and arrivals from BigBadToyStore.com. Pre-order the Predaking shared exclusive and Botcon exclusives today. New arrivals include the Star Trek Legacy Minimates and a cool Predator Trophy Wall Diorama. See the full listing after the jump!
Our fine sponsors (from whom you should order stuff) at Entertainment Earth posted the third round of previews of The Black Series Greedo 6-Inch Star Wars action figure. This particular installment reveals more renderings of the figure, with the final reveal of the actual toy just a few days away at this point.
Sideshow is now taking pre-orders for their Sixth Scale Boba Fett in Prototype Armor based on Joe Johnston's early design of the galaxy's most notorious bounty hunter. The sixth scale, fully articulated figure features a unique white armor, protoype rifle, and a fabric cape.