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.
If you can't afford Gentle Giant's animated maquettes, Hasbro's animated action figures like Obi-Wan Kenobi are a pretty good deal, largely because they are now sort of worthless. There's a little bit of articulation, and it's a striking sculpt with strong lines. On eBay, an entire collection is still ridiculous. Should you get this one?
Galactic Hunter wishes a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. This hilarious diorama featuring your favorite Star Wars action figures courtesy of photographer Stephen Hayford.
Get excited for Black Friday! Our sponsor Entertainment Earth has marked down dozens of items, plus is offering Free Shipping and BOGO Deals on hundreds of other items! Save big on a Luke Skywalker Ceremonial Jacket with the Medal of Yavin Prop Replica! Get Kit Fisto's Jedi Starfighter for just $10! Complete your Pop! Vinyl Collection - buy 3, get a 4th free! Also check out several special prices on older Hasbro Star Wars items and much, much more after the jump.
This version of Princess Leia came out earlier in the year, and she's a neat one. A mix of the 2009 Slave figure with new parts (like goggles), this is a pretty nice design and comes from one of the many deleted scenes on the 2011 Blu-Ray collection. Should you get her?
Do you hear that? That is the sound of a thousand Black Friday shoppers headed to the annual retail tradition and marking the "official" start of the holiday shopping season. GHR has compiled a list for that Star Wars fan and collector in your galaxy that spans a variety of things and a range of price points. Whether you decide to brave the lines or stay home and shop on Cyber Monday, we've got you covered, from a certain point of view. Happy Holiday Hunting!
This week on The Clone Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous, and Jedi Kids Join a Space Circus! This week, you're going to be infuriated that we aren't getting more Clone Wars toys. Do you know what "Bound For Rescue" has? A circus. I was delighted to see a bunch of the obscure Star Wars creatures from a few of the lavish hardcover books, but we also got to see a Gamorrean Clown. OH MY GOD THIS IS AWESOME WHY AREN'T YOU WATCHIIIIIIIIIING? As always, spoilers and video await you!
Pretty closely scaled to figures, the Naboo Nuna is also known as the intergalactic equivalent of our Thankgiving bird. The "Swamp Turkey" comes from a Battle Bags set from 1999, which brought us about 16 unarticulated PVC figures from The Phantom Menace which are, frankly, awesome.