Let's close out 2013 with the final Q&A of the year! Watch me ramble. Watch someone else ramble. Let's all ramble, and we'll regroup after the New Year with whatever new questions you send in - keep them coming!
What's new with the Black Squad TIE Pilot, Amazon's exclusive Droid Factory figure? Not much. The highlights are the inclusion of the rectangular gun which recalls the Kenner original, and the fact that the figure has not two, but one Imperial logo on his helmet. Read on!
As seen at The Brothers Brick, this feature on 2014 LEGO Star Wars sets shows how much more fallout we have from the abrupt changes brought by the 3D reissues being dropped. One set of Death Star Troopers is sure to delight pretty much everybody, while the other 10 sets are completely from the final prequel.
Did we need another Battle Droid, even if it's based on the exceptional Vintage design from 2012? Probably not - the figure, despite being cool, has proven unpopular in its various toy forms. Amazon's exclusive version includes a TC-70 part, which makes it much more essential for your toy box. Read on!
Let's look at FA-4, the sole newly-tooled figure in Amazon's Legacy/Droid Factory boxed set. I'm pleased to report that it's pretty great - expensive, sure, but such is life these days for the Star Wars collector. Want to know more? Read on!
If this Amazon-exclusive Droid Factory Sandtrooper looks vaguely familiar, it should - Hasbro dusted off the really cool 2012 release, changed the pauldron, altered the mud, and gave him a droid part. And presto! New figure. At retail odds are you'd be swarming to get this, but as part of an online exclusive set with no real cohesion, it's probably going to be collector-only. Ah well! You're missing out. Read on!
Let's finish up the second wave of The Black Series with Princess Leia (Slave Outfit), a 6-inch figure that asks the question "so when do we get Jabba?" She's short, but so is Carrie Fisher. Is this truly the best Hasbro can do, or just their first attempt? Read on!
It's Monday Q&A time! It's shorter, I've been on a lot of planes lately in between collecting Miis in airports. Let's talk about making your purchases count - do you matter? The answer may surprise you! Not really, but let's also talk about Captain Rex figures you don't have yet. And the big leak of 2013, which has nothing to do with what I had to do after getting off one of the aforementioned planes. Read on!
As of yesterday, I finally saw Boba Fett from The Black Series and all of his casemates in a Target store! Good hunting - but before you go hunt read Figure of the Day to see the new figure. You may have read the SDCC review a few months ago, and the figure is basically the same - read on!
Many of you have written in lamenting the vanishing Boba Fett's Slave I Vintage jumbo vehicle on Amazon on and off over the last week and change. As of right now it's in stock for $69.99, so if you were waiting go ahead and grab it. And the Droid Factory set. And the TIE Interceptor. And maybe some Black Series figures. For the first time in months, there are actually new things to buy!
I just got off of yet another plane so let's look at Greedo, the Black Series sensation that's sweeping the nation. If you pre-ordered the set online, you'd have it by now. It's pretty great - not as robust as Han Solo but clearly a lot of work went into this. Read on!
So kids, let's upgrade to the 6-inch Han Solo, which has alternate belts and alternate hands. You'll probably spend at least an hour just futzing with him once you open one - it's quite good and fun to mess with. You get two guns, too. Could you ask for more? Yes. Read on!
For some reason, it's Clone Commander Ponds! A redecorated version of the once-nameless Clone Trooper Officer figure has retconned Mr. Ponds to the Battle of Geonosis. The yellow is a little different, and he has different accessories than previous yellow clones based on the 2003 Clone Wars movie-style mold... but should you buy it? Read on!
Super-site BFads.net posted the Toys R Us ad for Black Friday, and page #23 has a great deal - the 2012 MTT is returning for $89.99 (not a great deal) and the 2013 The Vintage Collection Republic Gunship is $89.99 (slight improvement). These all start at 5:00 PM on Thanksgiving. If you have a 20% off coupon, you could just buy it now and pay the extra six bucks. Click here to page through the beastly ad!
Was he in the movie? Well, he was in a few novels, so Hasbro managed to sneak out Roan Shryne as an action figure in the just-released Toys R Us exclusive Gunship packs. You'll probably want to snag it if you're a book fan, and if not, well, it's still movie-ish enough for my liking. Read on!