I really like this Battle Droid, in part because the blue-bedecked "pilots" are far and few between. We got one about 13 years ago with another swell mini-rig-ish vehicle, and then... uh... I think this might be it, actually. It's based on the 2012 MTT droid mold, which isn't at all bad. I'm not saying it's exceptional, but I am saying I like it enough to wish I had more.
Since it's pretty awesome, we have word that the Orbit Zenith Man custom Uzay-inspired repaints of the recently released 12-inch Clone Trooper Hasbro figure will go on sale Friday, March 22 at 6:00 PM Pacific time. The creator at Orbitdyne Customs promises custom boxes which have yet to be shown yet, and for now you can go get a look at the metallic figures.
Check out this AT-ST Gunner from the Kmart AT-ST Drivers pack last year! It's pretty good. For the price, I'd say it's quite the deal... particularly if you have one of the earlier AT-ST vehicles which doesn't collapse under its own weight like the 2012 release.
Check out Clone Trooper Slick, a Target-exclusive from the not-quite-dead series. It's basically a plain white Clone with a removable helmet.
So you want to know if 2013 looks slow? Well, yeah. And how about carded action figure storage, since you're going to have a lot of time to think about the stuff you already bought? And let's complain about 2013 some more since, I guess, that's what people are asking about now. Please feel free to send in other questions, and read this week's update after the jump.
This slight redeco of Clone Commander Wolffe is, if you ask me, better than the single-carded version. As a bonus, his armor matches his troops'! If you haven't picked him up yet, this is a good version to snag.
Check out the 2012 beflagged version of Mars Guo, a pretty good reissue of the 2006 pod racer. It's not bad. It's pretty small and at clearance prices, this is 20% of a pretty fantastic little set. Should you get it?
Still looking for a source for those 2013 Trilingual non-U.S. Yoda Cards? CMD Store in Canada has both the 2013 Movie Heroes and Clone Wars action figures for $165 a case. Click here and Happy Hunting!
Based on one of his first appearances anywhere, this General Grievous animated action figure features a slightly different color scheme. The bone armor is more blue, the cape has no red lining. As such, it's distinctive. But is it worth a look?
If you're looking for something different, Orbitdyne (aka Seth Longmire) posted a really spiffy custom 12-inch figure called the Orbit Zenith Man, which is a colorful, metallic nod to the original Uzay Blue Stars figure. If you were wondering just what good might come from those new 12-inch, seemingly cheapo figures, you'll be pleased to see the answer with this new picture.
Check out the new Orimaarko, a remake of a 1998 figure which was a remake of a 1984 figure. He uses a mix of new and (mostly) existing parts, plus he has some pretty nice gear which helps cuishon the blow of the ever-increasing price points. Was this eyepatched online exclusive worth your while?
Hey kids, it's a Blue R8-Series Astromech Droid! This is another Star Tours Droid Factory figure. It's nice. Were it at Target, you'd merely buy it and enjoy it, rather than have it be the root of acute droid anxiety. I like it. Will you?
Whether it be action figures or animated television series, the tea leaves certainly pointed to the inevitability of change and the ever evolving dynamic of the Disney acquisition and new films. In a further effort to focus their attention and resources to those new films, StarWars.com announces the future of The Clone Wars and Star Wars Detours.
With few new Hasbro Star Wars toys showing up in stores, Star Wars collectors and podcast hosts Marjorie and Arnie must look online to build their collection. On this week's podcast, they review two new mail-order additions to their collection! First, they review the Brian's Toys exclusive Jocasta Nu action figure from Hasbro. Then they look at the first statue in Kotobukiya's new Star Wars Bishoujo line--Jaina Solo.
From our sponsors at BriansToys.com: Check out the Zappy STAP Scooter over at Brian's Toys! This rare and unique scooter is depicted after the Battle Droid S.T.A.P. in Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Steve Sansweet recounts the scooter in his Star Wars: 1,000 Collectibles book.