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.
It's Monday, so let's keep Q&A a-goin'! Let's talk Yoda line look because I love to be depressed. And why not talk about Ahsoka since the last season of The Clone Wars wrapped up and spoilers are now merely facts? And what of that AT-AT from Endor? Well... it's another annoyance, really. We have a lot of those this week. Read on!
Have you been putting off buying The Clone Wars on DVD or Blu-Ray? If so, and if you have some cash, Amazon has the seasons on DVD starting at $18.49 and on Blu-Ray for $24.49. You might have heard that the show is the best thing ever. You might have heard it's an unwatchable mess. The truth lay somewhere in the middle. Read on for more! UPDATE: It would seem prices are now back up to normal.
Gotta have my Pops! Davish Krail has a less recognizable name on the box, but it's a pilot and that's most of what you needed to know anyway. Interestingly, the figure differs from the build on the back of the box. Want to know the difference?
Hasbro improved a mold in a big way with Chewbacca last year. First released in 2011, the figure needed a tiny bit of work, which it got for the 2012 reissue. Better paint? Check. Improved articulation? Close enough.