Hey everybody, we're going to take a break this week for Q&A so I can work on some other projects, like Figure of the Day, Galactic Hunter Video Theater, and unpacking my toys from my last move which was now about 12 1/2-months ago. As I go through the archives here in my offices, please don't hesitate to send in any questions you may have for an upcoming installment of everybody's favorite Star Wars Q&A column.*
From Bricks To Bothans have posted images of Series 3 and 4 of LEGO's Planet Series planned for 2013.
ToysRUs has listed a "shirtless" Darth Maul minifigure for an as of yet undetermined gift with purchase promotion (Big Book?). The minifigure is listed for $4.99 which opens up the possibility that you can just buy on its own.
This week in Galactic Hunter Video Theater, it's something from NPR! I'll never understand why but for some reason Star Wars was adapted to radio, and it's quite neat. The first episode "A Wind to Shake The Stars" is all about Luke Skywalker doing things we never saw in the movies. Camie? Fixer? Biggs? They're all here. Could this be ground zero for the shared delusion of many fans believing they saw these characters in theaters? It's possible! So read on, good reader!
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The Jedi High Council sets are... uh... well, they're a little overrated. Eeth Koth is basically repeated in this set ("Agen Kolar" my eye) and the entire package is something of a disappointment. So why not read about it? I have no idea. It's a thing you can do.
Via Gus Lopez, former Kenner and Hasbro photographer Kim Simmons has updated his site with more wonderful and amazing vintage Kenner product, comps and prototype photos.
Just in time for the Holidays (or even Halloween), Sears and Lucasfilm partner up on cute and fuzzy official Star Wars slippers for youth and toddler sizes that are priced to sell for an affordable $12.99.
Check out this week's pre-orders and recently arrived items from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore! Pre-orders include stuff from the new Angry Birds assortment, the latest from Gentle Giant, and Star Wars Bear Bricks!
Gentle Giant has announced their latest product and they're pretty fantastic. How fantastic you say? There's a new Sy Snootles minibust, a cooler than Hoth AT-AT bookend, and last but certainly not least, the must have Jumbo Vintage Power Droid (Gonk!) !
This Count Dooku figure from the earlier Clone Wars TV series turned out really well. Check out the cape lining, nifty eyebrows, and fantastic pose. This is a great figure, and like the others from this line, it may as well be free now. Did you get yours yet, and should you?
She was one of the hits at Sideshow's Comic-Con booth this past summer and now's your chance to place your pre-order for the amazing Premium Format Shaak-Ti!
It's weird, but not unheard of that a figure becomes famous for his gun. This Sandtrooper is a huge improvement over the 2010 Vintage release, and it includes most of the same stuff with an added pair of bonus items. One is a Special Edition-inspired Probe Droid. The other, a unique rifle with an artculated three-piece design which puts it in line with the vintage Kenner 3-Position Laser Rifle. With creeping price increases, this is a good way to add value to a repaint.
We're back to The Clone Wars with "Front Runners," which is the second part in an ongoing story of Jedi-fueled rebellion on Onderon. The fight of the Onderon people against the Separatists continue, bringing us more time with Saw and Steela Gerrera and a fair amount of action sequences, plus more than a few throwbacks to a number of battles in the saga. As always, spoilers and video await you!
The deco is good, but the sculpting is great. Tons of articulation make this Scout Trooper the perfect companion to the new exclusive Speeder Bike, with additional head articulation improving your life in so many ways. I assume you know you'll have to buy this one.