From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: This week sees a nice selection of vintage R2-D2 figures from Popy to Habert to Takara! Also, check out some of the price reductions on select vintage figures.
It's the new Captain Rex, which has exceptional deco and unexceptional articulation. Just get a look at the amazing painted detail, and then try not to cringe when you realize he has no wrist joints. Read on!
Want to know what the real deal is with that hard to find Kithaba variant? Is it even real or the product of some deviant customizers? We have an update for you!
While long-awaited, Daultay Dofine didn't top a bunch of wish lists. The benefit of the long gap between his debut in the movies and his figure comes through in its great costume and articulation. Read on!
Hasbro has released a couple of nice, clear photos of the Comic-Con International 2012 Star Wars Exclusive Carbonite Chamber multi-pack featuring an exclusive Vintage Collection Jar Jar Binks in Carbonite.
The Shaak Ti vs General Grievous "Hunt For The Jedi" Polystone Diorama is now up for pre-order by Sideshow for $349.99. Based on the 2005 Genndy Tartovosky Clone Wars "Battle of Hypori" episode (remember "Sha"Gi" Jedi?) this 1:8 scale polystone diorama is sure to be a stunner on display and scheduled for release in December.
Another version wasn't on my top priority list, but there's plenty to like about the new Clone Pilot, especially since he features new sculpting with re-used parts from previous figures that complement the upgrade. A few ROTS era pilots have been released for battle packs and Evolutions sets over the years with varying degrees of quality. However, this well executed design partnered with some kit bashing and the appeal of a film scene specific representation makes VC97 pretty close to if not definitive.
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Those teases at Sideshow posts a photo featuring the snow bitten feet of their forthcoming Sixth Scale Imperial Stormtrooper in Hoth Battle Gear.
A Jedi's strength flows from ... his phone? PowerA today announced that it will debut a limited edition collection of licensed cases for iPhone 4/4S at the E3 Expo June 5-7 in Los Angeles. Iconic imagery, classic poster art and sculpted character representations from the Star Wars™ universe allow iPhone users to show their Star Wars pride with these officially licensed Star Wars cases from PowerA.
Figures are starting to trickle back into stores, with new figures being reported found at Wal-Mart, Target, and Toys R Us. But as reported on last week's podcast, the quickest, most reliable way to get some new figures at close to retail were to order them from Amazon.com. Arnie and Marjorie ordered a handful of new Star Wars Vintage figures from Amazon including Dr. Evizan, the 501st clone, and Arc Trooper Commander to have some openers.
Best know to many as Klaatu, Wooof came out in late 2010 as one of the few figures which took an exceptionally long time to see a modern-era remake. He may be warming pegs, but is he worth buying? Read on!
The deadly female Mandalorian Bounty Hunter is the second Vintage Collection action figure from The Old Republic video game. Shae Vizla includes swappable heads to display her helmeted and un-helmeted and she even comes with some flame effects like it's 2002.
Banks for the memories! Diamond Select Toys sent along a news release today with their new Comic-Con 2012 exclusives, including a nifty bank. More after the jump.