Image Bank: CW10 General Grievous

By Mike — Saturday, October 2, 2010

You can now have your Separatist commander hard-boiled or deep fried. Hasbro retooled the previous TCW versions and gave him additional articulation (especially in the legs), interchangeable battle damage parts, new head sculpt, but alas, less ambidexterity and fire power. CW10 General Grievous may be the best  TCW version yet, but if there's one complaint, it's that his shoulder plates do not stay on and we recommend keeping the rubber bands on the hands because they are not sculpted well enough to grip those sabers.

Image Bank: CW09 Mandalorian Police Officer

By Mike — Saturday, October 2, 2010

Serve the public trust. Protect the innocent. Uphold the law. Yes, CW09 Mandalorian Police Officer sorta reminds us of this guy. As with most Clone Wars designed action figures, the sculpt is true to the series. While the limited articulation in the legs holds this figure back from a poseability standpoint, the shield/firing missile launcher combo is a nice touch.

Brian's Toys Newsletter 10/01

By Mike — Friday, October 1, 2010

Before you know it, Halloween will be here and you will be without a costume. Check out www.brianstoys.com for the accessories you need including Force FX Lightsabers, hilts, costumes, and more! A Jedi is nothing without his or her's signature lightsaber.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,383

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 1, 2010

It's a fact: Pit Droid figures are great.  In 1999 and 2000, Hasbro really cranked them out with several in the USA and six more being, for the time, temporary exclusives.  This one came from a 2-pack sold in North America-- how is it?  Read on!
 

Comic-Con to Stay In San Diego

By Mike — Thursday, September 30, 2010

Breaking news from The SD Union Tribune reports that Comic-Con International will remain in San Diego for another 5 years. The ultimate decision hinged on 64 hotels committing to discounted rates for the mega event. San Diego was always a sentimental favorite for event organizers, where the pop culture gathering has been held since its modest inception in 1970.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,382

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 30, 2010

What would C-3PO look like if he had a torso storage bin and a laser finger?  Probably a lot like I-5YQ here, a Wal-Mart exclusive from about a year ago. The figure combines new parts with the limbs from 4-LOM, and the end result is a pretty distinctive looking robot.  Do you need one?  Read on!

Her Universe Launching Message Boards

By Mike — Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Star Wars™ and Sci-Fi fans now have a unique opportunity to talk with each other, build their community and empower like-minded enthusiasts all over the world to embrace their love of everything Sci-Fi when the Her Universe™ message boards go live this Friday (October  1st) at www.heruniverse.com

BBTS: Loads of New Star Wars Listings! Over 72 New Items Added!

By Mike — Wednesday, September 29, 2010

We’ve just finished the next big batch of new Hasbro items including Star Wars Vintage, Battle Packs Clone Wars, Saga Legends, Vehicles, Vehicle Figure, Transformers Legends, Scout Various Marvel and other transformers listed earlier – here is the link to everything new – 72 total listings:
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/list.aspx?list=5704 

Verizon Launches R2 Droid Phone

By Mike — Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The limited edition Droid R2-D2 Phone from Motoral will be available tomorrow, September 30th, both online at VerizonWireless.com and in select Verizon Wireless stores.

Star Wars Vintage Wave 3 Casepacks Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 29, 2010

There are not one, not two, but eleven different cases of Vintage Wave 3 action figures from Hasbro.  Entertainment Earth has posted them all and the new figures do not include Yoda or Wedge, but there are 7 new figures and 4 repacks. Each mix has 2 of one figure and 1 each of the other 10. Click through for pricing, pre-orders, and more!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,381

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 29, 2010

You saw the son, now see the father!  Anakin Skywalker in his cold gear isn't quite as snappy as Hoth Luke, but hey, it's pretty good.  How does this frozen Jedi stack up?  Read on!

Blue Snaggletooth for PG Members

By Mike — Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Gentle Giant Collector Club Premier Guild members were able to pre-order the limited edition Blue Snaggletooth statue. The statue measures approximately 12" with a price of $120. Inspired by the iconic action figure from the vintage Sears Cantina playset, this piece is limited to only 500 pieces. Thanks to curatola01 for the news! 

Star Wars in 3D

By Mike — Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lucasfilm officially announces the conversion of the live action Star Wars Saga to 3D! Industrial Light and Magic will be leading the project, with Episode I: The Phantom Menace expected to be released sometime in 2012. Read the entire article at The Official Site!

Chaykin Cover and Poster for Insider #122

By Mike — Tuesday, September 28, 2010

To mark the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, Titan’s December edition of Star Wars Insider magazine includes an exclusive limited edition collector's cover and large size pull-out poster drawn by original Star Wars comic book artist, Howard Chaykin!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,380

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Back in 2004, this Hoth Luke Skywalker was pretty amazing.  Ball jointed shoulders?  A lightsaber with a removable blade?  A snow base, and the means by which to hang upisde-down? Marvelous. He's still the best-sculpted, but is there room for a new one in 2010?  Read on!