Dark Horse: November 2012 Solicitations

By Mike — Friday, August 17, 2012

Imperial Agent Jahan Cross doesn't like his assignment or the politicians he is forced to work for. But when attackers kidnap a boy whose father he killed, Cross finds himself turning against his mission in Hard Targets #2. Ostrander and Duursema team up again in The Prisoner of Bogan #1!

Celebration VI: Six Groups Celebrate CVI With Exclusive Patch Set

By Mike — Friday, August 17, 2012

Five Star Wars collecting clubs along with the Celebration VI Collecting Track will mark Celebration VI by giving away sections of an exclusive 6-piece patch set.  When assembled, the pieces form a Clone Wars themed movie poster.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,873

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 17, 2012

It's Tippet, a brand-new Toys R Us exclusive Ewok with 2 weapons and 2 hoods from his 2 appearances in Marvel Comics!  I like this one a bunch, and since you asked for more Ewoks, here you are!  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,872

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 16, 2012

It's Princess Leia in Bespin Gown, part of the latest wave (and Comic-Con exclusive pack) from Hasbro!  Even though the last one was good, this one is an improvement.  Should you get one?

Judge John Hodgman Rules on Star Wars Celebration VI Costume Play

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The always funny John Hodgman (The Daily Show, various Apple ads, Areas of My Expertise) has had a wonderful podcast which satirizes the TV courtroom show format.  This week on Judge John Hodgman: should a family going to Star Wars Celebration VI compel the mother to wear a costume since the husband and son are going to Jedi it up a bit?

BBTS: Alloy Batman, Hot Toys, Transformers, DC, Bandai, GI Joe, Statues

By Mike — Wednesday, August 15, 2012

From our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com:  Pre-order the new 1/6 scale Super Alloy Batman (Jim Lee version), and huge Star Wars 24" Realistic Chewbacca plush. Now IN STOCK is the awesome 1/4 Scale Premium Format Grand Moff Tarkin from Sideshow!

CVI: Her Universe Events And Exclusives

By Mike — Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The largest gathering of Star Wars fans, Star Wars Celebration VI, is about to take place again in Orlando, Florida August 23rd through the 26th and Ashley Eckstein announced today that she and her fangirl apparel company, Her Universe™, will be there in a big way with a special event, a panel and exclusive merchandise.

CVI: Tatooine Returns To Celebration

By Mike — Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Frank D'Iorio celebrated the 10th anniversary of his diorama building workshop by creating his largest and most ambitious project yet: Return to Tatooine. Fans participating in the diorama building workshop will be able to build their own portion.

SWAN #358: C6 And Chicago Comic-Con

By Mike — Wednesday, August 15, 2012

2012's Convention season is ending not with a whimper but with a bang! Star Wars Celebration VI starts in 10 days, but last weekend was also Wizard World's Chicago Comic-Con, and on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie run down both.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,871

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New for 2012, but old now, is the first-ever movie-specific Quinlan Vos figure.  Based on a background extra, this presumed authentic release looks fantastic. Should you get one?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,870

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 14, 2012

While not as new as some recently featured figures, Yoda is no less impressive!  This tiny figure is more of a statue than an action figure, and he's super-cheap on eBay.  The figure has an amazing paint job and, frankly, looks better than a lot of the movie Yodas out there.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,869

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 13, 2012

It's the new Jek Porkins, just now arriving at Toys R Us stores!  Part of a Yavin Pilot Pack, the figure is a little bit bigger than his fellow pilots but thinner than the 2000 figure.

Q&A: Pull-Back Vehicles, Boring Questions, and Vintage Malakili

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 12, 2012

Will Hasbro do crazy pull-back Star Wars vehicles for this line like they do for Marvel? Uhhh... why are you asking that? Are we going to talk about stock issues? I guess so. There's nothing else to ask about? And does someone really think Hasbro will get to putting out Malakili on a vintage card? I gotta say, I don't, but I ramble on about Ewoks this week so who am I to judge taste? Read on and send in your questions for an upcoming column!

Review: Vintage Collection Scout Walker (AT-ST)

By Mike — Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hasbro repaints 2009's awesome AT-ST mold, repacks it in a Vintage Collection box, and offers it up as a K-Mart exclusive. For $34.99, it's rightly priced without a figure compared to the $44 that included one with the Legacy Collection Wal-Mart exclusive. Are the superb Vintage packaging and enhanced deco enough to make you collect another Chicken Walker?

GHR: Pilots, Ewoks, Scout Walkers

By Mike — Friday, August 10, 2012

GHR has enjoyed my little break, but it's time to start hitting your local ToysRUs and K-Mart, hunters, as the new exclusives are out!