This past weekend was the C2E2 convention in Chicago, Illinois. In its fourth year, C2E2 has grown to fill an entire hall at McCormick Place. With no major stars like Val Kilmer and John Cusack to headline, the star wattage was a little bit dimmer, but that doesn't mean there wasn't tons to do at the con.
ToysRUs stores will be hosting a special Star Wars Day event this Saturday, May the 4th, from 12-2 pm. Fans of all ages can build an exclusive mini version of Jek-14's Stealth Starfighter as featured in the Yoda Chronicles on the Cartoon Network airing May 29th.
From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: Brian's Toys is taking pre-orders on the recently announced Darth Malgus sixth scale figure from Sideshow Collectibles. Also available for pre-order is the new Marvel Universe wave which features Captain America, Elektra, Rhino, and Mysterio!
The Force will be strong in the historic Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco where Super7, Rancho Obi-Wan, the 501st Legion, and a host of others will be putting on a Star Wars Day extravaganza filled with exhibition of rare merchandise, exclusives, and giveaways.
The event takes place between 11 am to 7 am this Saturday, May 4th at the Super7 store located at 1427 Haight Street, San Francisco.
Q&A time, kids! POTF2's 20th Anniversary is coming up - what should you expect? Should you get your hopes up for new Astromech Droids in 2013? A little bit, yeah. And what about vintage 1980s variants - are they worth a look? Some! Read on, and be sure to send in your questions for our next exciting installment.
Our pal Shaun Clayton was in Chicago and sent in a couple of quick shots from C2E2 showing off Diamond Select Toys' new metal bottle openers! Based on the helmet and torso armor of Darth Vader and Boba Fett, these two releases are due later this year and follow in the footsteps of their already-available and quite nifty Death Star Bottle Opener. Also shown was a 501st Legion Clone Trooper Vinyl Bust Bank. Check out the pics after the jump!
Our pal Shannon Cosman hit up Disneyland in Anaheim, CA this weekend to bring us some shots of new park merchandise! Highlights include New Droid Products from Thermos, several awesome close-up shots of the droid part bins, and what seems to be a Mickey Mouse Pillbox which has to be seen to be believed - seriously, click through and check this stuff out!
Since the House of Mouse bought Star Wars, people were wondering when the license would be shuffled over to Marvel Comics in a dual move of corporate synergy and retro nostalgia. It turns out it's not going to be until at least after 2014! Bleeding Cool reports that the line will be staying put for at least another year and change. Good news for those of you hoping to see the current storylines through! Click here for the whole story. Here's the key quote:
I'm a big fan of Diamond Select Toys' vinyl banks - they're pretty cheap, pretty nice, and pretty sizable in an era where things are getting more expensive and smaller. At C2E2 in Chicago this weekend, they'll be selling an Exclusive Star Wars 1:4 Scale Jawa Vinyl Bank. The regular version has a droid caller, the convention exclusive version has a blaster. As a roughly 11-inch tall vinyl bank, it's pretty hefty for the asking price of just $22, particularly considering the low edition size of 250! See the full picture after the jump.
Get the jump on one of the hottest Sixth Scale figures this year! Sideshow is now taking pre-orders for the new Sixth Scale Darth Malgus! Malgus comes with a super-articulated Prometheus body, four sets of interchangeable hands, a fabric cape with poseable hood, and a Sideshow exclusive additional unscarred head.
Our sponsors at have released their latest weekly blast. There are few new arrivals from G.I. Joe and Transformers along with a new Marvel Universe pre-order. Shop the full listing after the jump!
The ToysRUs exclusive The Vintage Collection Endor AT-AT came in a few weeks early, and it couldn't have arrived soon enough with the current doldrum and lack of new Hasbro product we're experiencing in stores.
Yakface.com has the scoop - the missing Return of the Jedi edition The Vintage Collection AT-AT is hitting Toys R Us! The vehicle has slightly different deco with Endor mud and a unique AT-AT Driver action figure which is the only one ever made to feature black gloves.
While Halloween costumes are always a little wonky, and anything labeled "sexy" is suspect, I've just gotta share this link being passed around with this year's batch of sexy costumes. Spandex versions of Darth Talon (pictured, complete with awesomely goofy hat), Asajj Ventress, Darth Vader, Ahsoka Tano, a Stormtrooper, and others are on display at Costume Craze.
The Rancho Obi-Wan 2013 membership kits are finally ready! Kits include a thank you letter, a personalized membership card signed on the back by Steve and this year's patch, which features art exclusively done for Rancho Obi-Wan by French artist Benjamin Carré.