Celebration VI: Rancho Obi-Wan Brings Treasures, Souvenirs

By Mike — Friday, August 10, 2012

The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience at Celebration VI will be selling memberships that will include a Celebration exclusive Yoda patch designed by Jerry Vanderstelt. It is the perfect companion patch for the Obi-Wan Kenobi patch that members have already received with their membership kit.

 

Celebration VI: Last Star Tots Wave, Collectors Swap Meet

By Mike — Friday, August 10, 2012

Here's the final wave of Star Tots characters that will be given away at Celebration VI, and lo and behold, I want that Blue Snaggletooth!

Smarter Than The Average Smugglers

By Mike — Friday, August 10, 2012

Former Disney artist Jason Peltz has created another creative marriage of two beloved franchises. From Jellystone to Jabba's Palace, these two have seen it all and they'll take on The Empire for a Pic-a-nic Basket. "Smarter Than The Average Smugglers" is a high quality limited edition run of 100 prints that will be available for 24 hours only and ends tomorrow morning at 8 am PST.

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SWAN 357: Add To Cart

By Mike — Friday, August 10, 2012

Celebration is in two weeks, and for collectors the time to prepare your shopping lists has come! The store list has been revealed, and pre-orders are being taken by Acme Archives and Gentle Giant. From T-Shirts to statues to jumbo figures, magnets, and more! On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie run down the list.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,868

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 10, 2012

If you ask me, and most people do, there's nothing more exciting than a new 1980s Expanded Universe figure. ESPECIALLY if it's an Ewok like Kneesaa, new to stores this week! How is she? Read on!

Celebration VI: Super 7 Cards, Attending

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 9, 2012

This year at Comic-Con 2012 Super 7 had a bunch of surprises, two of which were 3 3/4-inch 1979-style Kenner Alien action figures, and the other was a stunning all-new wax pack of trading cards (pictured) with promo cards on olde tyme cardboard.  And guess what? They're doing more at Celebration VI!

BBTS Sponsor News: Star Wars, Predator, Zelda, Ghost Recon, TF & More

By Mike — Thursday, August 9, 2012

New pre-orders up from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore including the amazing Medicom RAH Darth Vader V 2.0 , Legend of Zelda, Ghost Recon and much more!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,867

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 9, 2012

Check out Bib Fortuna, the 2004 repaint of the 1997 figure.  At first glance they're identical, but oh no, they are not! New paint and other tweaks make this one just different enough to make you mad.  Read on!

Amazon: Wave 7, Royal Guard, Republic Trooper Pre-order

By Mike — Thursday, August 9, 2012

You can now pre-order and army build the new Vintage Collection Royal Guard via Amazon.com for $12.99 each. Also pre-order the rest of Wave 7 that includes Nien Nunb, Republic Trooper, Weequay, Ahsoka, Clone Wars Obi-Wan, and Lumat! These are expected to ship on November 30th

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,866

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The new Darth Vader isn't as new as it was... but this light-up lightsaber release may still be tough to find.  Is it worth tracking down?  Read on!

Review: VC115 Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath)

By Mike — Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Out of all the scene specific Vader's, an "Emperor's Wrath" is probably one of the more symbolic in the saga. Perhaps this figure should have been badged as "Redemption" Vader, though it doesn't have as cool a tone. This is the third Force Lightning energized 'Wrath" Vader in the line (although "Emperor's Wrath" as a sub-moniker isn't mentioned on either card variant), the first as far back as 2000's Power of the Jedi. The Vintage Collection version includes a detachable hand, Force Lightning effects, and what's become a signature look for this scene specific figure; a transparent helmet.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,865

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 7, 2012

It's R5-D4!  The figure is a new one, with improved paint over the 2012 release.  Is this Target exclusive worth re-buying? I think so.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,864

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 6, 2012

Today's (technically) Figure of the Day is Han Solo in Carbonite from 1996, which is pretty gosh-darned similar to the old Kenner one from the 1980s. New color, new stickers, and because we've got a deadline, read on!

Q&A: Even Tinier Tiny Figures, Line Breaks, and Won't Someone Think of The Children?

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 5, 2012

Welcome to Q&A! This week: Is the line taking a break? Not really. Another distribution question? What a stunner! What about shopping online? Well, that ain't bad. All this and more fun talking about pricing in this week's fantosmonious splendifferous and potentially boring column!

Brian's Toys: Final Vintage Wave 13, Gentle Giant Minibust Re-Stock

By Mike — Saturday, August 4, 2012

From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: Restocked, Restocked, Restocked' is the theme for this week's Brian's Toys newsletter.  A HUGE selection of Gentle Giant mini busts have been restocked, including old classics and new favorites -- almost 50 in all!  Here to steal the thunder, the Vintage-Style Wave 13, Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Boba Fett & General Grievous, and a lot of Loose Vintage AFA figures have also been put back in stock.