Happy Monday, Q&A fans! Let's talk about Droid Factory some more, because that's a thing and we have to talk about things. And are people selling off their collections? It doesn't seem like any more than usual. And how about collector-grade versus basic action figures? Let's look at that too! All this and more await you when you read on!
The do-it-yourself toy world has been filled with unique figures as of late, and the resin Sumo Trooper will be going on sale later this afternoon for $30. Multiple versions will be made in different colors, so you might want to go ahead and think about bringing your iPad or laptop with you to whatever Easter festivities may be on deck this afternoon.
Don't forget to add the new LEGO: The Empire Strikes Out DVD on your Easter shopping list this weekend. It's chock full of great entertainment and gags and even includes an awesome Darth Vader minifigure with medal! Order it here now for only $9.99!
The May the 4th LEGO exclusive for this year is good. Receive a FREE Hoth Han "Brown Coat" Solo in minifigure with a LEGO purchase of $75 or more. The minifigure plays on the much debated "Brown/Blue" coloring of Han's parka from The Empire Strikes Back.
With recent news and all, this year's Star Wars Weekends at Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida (May 17 to June 9) is a little more special and relevant and may offer hints of the franchise's future, which we hope expands beyond the cutesy collectible and pins with the obligatory mouse ears.
Looking to sell part of your vintage collection? Brian's Toys has increased buy prices on all 12-Backs & 20/21-back Kenner action figures. Visit their buy page at http://www.brianstoys.com/buying for more information.
Here's the latest news announcement from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com . Check out the full listing after the jump!
It's Willrow Hood, or the Ice Cream Maker Guy. Thanks to years of fan petitions serious and sarcastic, this extra from The Empire Strikes Back received his day in plastic courtesy of the awareness fans can generate when they work as a large, vocal group. Do you want to know more about this one?
Check out the case breakdowns for Hasbro's upcoming Black Series and Saga Legends courtesy of Toy Palace. These are slated for release in late summer/early fall. Hit the jump button for more!
Today, let's look at last year's Yellow R7-Series Astromech Droid. It's actually pretty swell! I like the nacho orangeness of it. The bad news is that it's yet another figure that will be (potentially) prohibitively difficult for you to find. Is it worth the effort?
This Yoda is in stores right now, and comes with a pretty swell little Jedi Attack Fighter vehicle. It's a bizarre figure with strange eyes and a fairly nice sculpt. The whole gift set is actually quite nice, so I'd say go ahead and buy it.
Hey kids, it's the 2006 Republic Commando Boss figure! This was his first of (so far) three toys. As such, the articulation is the most limited but it's worth noting that the deco is pretty great. Want to know more?
Rancho Obi-Wan is in the process of developing their 2013 Membership kits, but it will include a new 2013 Membership patch, a welcome letter from Steve Sansweet, as well as a special Thank You gift for renewing members.
Dark Horse releases their solicitations for June, with the new and selling out Star Wars series continuing, featuring Han Solo and Chewbacca in a new adventure. Jedi Master K'Khruk's fight with militia soldiers comes to an abrupt end with the appearance of some unexpected allies in Dark Times: Fire Carrier #5. These titles and more after the jump!
From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: Add on to your growing Vintage Jumbo collection by picking up the new Red Snaggletooth and Gamorrean Guard from Gentle Giant. The Angry Birds Foam Flyers have also arrived along with restocks & price reductions of the AT-AT Attack, Tatooine Jenga, and Hoth Jenga battle games.