For Star Wars fans and collectors, having a passionate advocate and steward like a Steve Sansweet, who also just happens to be the custodian of the largest Star Wars collection in the galaxy, is like catching lightning in a bottle. Not only does he have a collection you can never even dream of owning (let alone housing), but he can write, and write pretty well, of all the relevant events and collectibles from both a fan and collector standpoint because he bore witness to and collected most of them. Like E.F. Hutton, when Steve writes, every Star Wars fan should read.
An auction of one of the most complete collections of loose Star Wars action figures will be launched on eBay Nov. 29 for the benefit of Rancho Obi-Wan. The auction is in conjunction with the one year anniversary of ROW and the release of the new book, Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection.
Sale ends Tuesday! Over 90 awesome items have had their prices slashed to preposterous levels in the Entertainment Earth Cyber Week Sale. Choose from Luke Skywalker's Yavin Jacket in three sizes, Gentle Giant statues, dozens of awesome action figures, and a bunch of other stuff. Heck, you could give them as gifts, too! More after the break!
Let's finish up this trilogy of purple astromech droids while I listen to Freezepop and post the R4-Series Astromech Droid in this lovely coloring. You'll like it. Trust me. Mace Windu would, too.
It looks like it belongs to Mace Windu, but the Purple R6-Series Astromech Droid is one of many robots you can build at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando. Well, maybe, getting the pieces you want is something of a trick.
Ahh, the Purple R3-Series Astromech Droid. This Orlando exclusive is a pain in the next to get, but pretty neat because of the crystal-clear colorless dome and the purple detailing. Should you get one?
The 2010 AT-AT was released to much fanfare and acclaim for its larger size, cool electronic action features, and movie inspired playability that outshone the older and oft used Kenner mold. A ToysRUs exclusive Vintage Collection Empire Strikes Back packaged version was also released during the holiday season of that year, and quickly sold out at a $110 pricepoint.
This week on The Clone Wars: We end the Young Jedi story with "A Necessary Bond," which ties together plot points from several previous episodes into a pretty awesome conclusion. Count Dooku takes revenge of Hondo Ohnaka for kidnapping? It's here! Remember a very specific ship that crashed on Florrum a few years ago? It's here too! The episode gets a little weird in spots but hey, at least it isn't boring.
Behold, the best-ever Watto action figure on the market today! The price isn't bad, the deco is better than the 1999 version, plus he has a swell companion figure. Do you know which one this is? You will!
Ah, Anakin Skywalker. This is a pretty great figure, because it has good wrist movement and a swell cloth skirt piece which doesn't get in the way of it being a good toy. It's also not impossible to find, and online prices aren't awful. Want to know more?
Welcome to Q&A! This week: Aayla Secura and wrist joints. And how about reissuing Owen and Beru, is that likely? (No.) And does a mint in sealed box toy mean it won't be yellow? And is there a definitive list of the best figures ever? All this and more, so read on!
This is a good one! Another Battle Pack exclusive, Clone Trooper Echo (Kamino) has some awesome deco. There's a swell tampo on his thigh, slick blue stripes, and of course, a gun. You need guns.
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Black Friday Sales (End Monday evening, Nov. 26th)
Good morning, Hunters! It's that one day of the year where shoppers are convinced they're getting a great deal, when in reality, the savings are of small consequence compared to the pain of long lines, no parking, and grumpy people in general. For Star Wars collectors, ToysRUs and Walmart have their exclusive Black Friday deals we reported on earlier and they're actually pretty good.