Since the House of Mouse bought Star Wars, people were wondering when the license would be shuffled over to Marvel Comics in a dual move of corporate synergy and retro nostalgia. It turns out it's not going to be until at least after 2014! Bleeding Cool reports that the line will be staying put for at least another year and change. Good news for those of you hoping to see the current storylines through! Click here for the whole story. Here's the key quote:
I'm a big fan of Diamond Select Toys' vinyl banks - they're pretty cheap, pretty nice, and pretty sizable in an era where things are getting more expensive and smaller. At C2E2 in Chicago this weekend, they'll be selling an Exclusive Star Wars 1:4 Scale Jawa Vinyl Bank. The regular version has a droid caller, the convention exclusive version has a blaster. As a roughly 11-inch tall vinyl bank, it's pretty hefty for the asking price of just $22, particularly considering the low edition size of 250! See the full picture after the jump.
Get the jump on one of the hottest Sixth Scale figures this year! Sideshow is now taking pre-orders for the new Sixth Scale Darth Malgus! Malgus comes with a super-articulated Prometheus body, four sets of interchangeable hands, a fabric cape with poseable hood, and a Sideshow exclusive additional unscarred head.
Our sponsors at have released their latest weekly blast. There are few new arrivals from G.I. Joe and Transformers along with a new Marvel Universe pre-order. Shop the full listing after the jump!
The ToysRUs exclusive The Vintage Collection Endor AT-AT came in a few weeks early, and it couldn't have arrived soon enough with the current doldrum and lack of new Hasbro product we're experiencing in stores.
Yakface.com has the scoop - the missing Return of the Jedi edition The Vintage Collection AT-AT is hitting Toys R Us! The vehicle has slightly different deco with Endor mud and a unique AT-AT Driver action figure which is the only one ever made to feature black gloves.
While Halloween costumes are always a little wonky, and anything labeled "sexy" is suspect, I've just gotta share this link being passed around with this year's batch of sexy costumes. Spandex versions of Darth Talon (pictured, complete with awesomely goofy hat), Asajj Ventress, Darth Vader, Ahsoka Tano, a Stormtrooper, and others are on display at Costume Craze.
The Rancho Obi-Wan 2013 membership kits are finally ready! Kits include a thank you letter, a personalized membership card signed on the back by Steve and this year's patch, which features art exclusively done for Rancho Obi-Wan by French artist Benjamin Carré.
David Yeh of Endor Express has a great report on the new Droid Factory shop that opened up at Disneyland Anaheim Star Traders recently, to the joy of West Coast fans.
When the book Star Wars: The Blueprints by J. W. Rinzler was released in 2011 few could argue that it was not an impressive collection of schematics and a wealth of information about the construction of some of the most iconic creations in movie history. But also, few could afford the massive book.
Here are the latest batch of pre-orders and new arrivals from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com. Pre-order the new Jumbo 4-LOM and Dengar figures along with the other latest offering from Gentle Giant. IN STOCK now is the 12" Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi figure from Sideshow! Check out the full listing after the jump!
Classic Star Wars is back! A new story arc for the break out hit comic begins with Princess Leia taking the Rebel secret mission to another level in Star Wars #7. Darth Vader encounters an evil people with a dark prophecy and a powerful weapon in Darth Vader and the Ninth Assasin #4. All this and more for Dark Horse in July!
From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: Brian's Toys Newsletter this week features two new Gentle Giant 12-inch jumbo figures of Walrus Man and Hammerhead. The Gamorrean Guard figure is back in stock as well. Also featured this week is new artwork from ACME Archives by artists Cliff Chiang and Steve Thomas.
Q&A time, kids! So how about fan petitions to Hasbro - have they worked? What about Return of the Jedi's 30th Anniversary - what's going on there? And what about that Naboo Fighter - let's tackle that one again. More Q&A fun awaits when you read on!
The Jedi Temple Archives are reporting that Gordmans received the hard-to-find 2012 Naboo Starfighter vehcle wave. Never heard of Gordmans? You aren't alone, as they are in only 18 states and not necessarily the most densely populated ones. All 3 vehicles from the wave showed up for $19.99 each.