Banks For The Memories: Diamond Select Toys Revenge of the Sith Commander Cody Bust Bank

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 5, 2012

Now that we're in the far-flung future of Star Wars collectibles, we're getting some nice stuff from some licensees who aren't Hasbro or Gentle Giant. A nifty mid-range collectible, the Commander Cody Bank showed up at our offices recently and by gum, it's neat. It's also significantly cheaper than larger and more fragile releases than other companies.  (It also gives us a chance to talk about someone from the Clone Wars, and banks, without having to cringe at that one Clone Wars episode about bank deregulation.)

Clone Wars #5.02: A War On Two Fronts

By Mike — Friday, October 5, 2012

Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, and Rex encounter potential allies in this exclusive preview of the latest episode of The Clone Wars, "A War on Two Fronts."

Brian's Toys: Lots Of Restocked Hasbro, Vintage AFA

By Mike — Friday, October 5, 2012

From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: Lot's of Hasbro Star Wars has been restocked over at Brian's Toys! Check out all the modern sections, 1995 to 2012, and you will see in stock products from action figures to vehicles.  

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,908

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 5, 2012

There were about 25 unique domes released at Star Tours for the Droid Factory setup, and the Black and White R8-Series Astromech Droid is one of my favorites.  It has no big eye to speak of, but its head has a built in nacho dip bowl.

Les Jouets Star Wars Exposition

By Mike — Friday, October 5, 2012

Les Jouets (The Toys) Star Wars Exposition is now underway at the Musee Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France featuring 450 select Kenner and Hasbro pieces from the collection of Arnaud Grunberg

Star Wars + Angry Birds = ?

By Mike — Friday, October 5, 2012

Since 2009, Rovio's Angry Birds has been a bonafide pop cultural sensation. The game  and its fun, cartoonish characters have crossed over into apparel, plush, food, beverages, books, and television. Today, a teaser posted on the Angry Birds Tumblr page suggests Jedi cloaks, lightsabers, and much more.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,907

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 4, 2012

There are a lot of Clone Trooper figures, to the point where there are so many variants and repaints that some items are the stuff of legends.  This green redeco of the crouching mold from the 3-packs which were sold at the back half of 2003 were like pre-posed army soldiers, what you see is basically what you get.  Despite promotional images showing packs of 3 uniquely colored troopers being distributed, sets always had 3 white troopers or 2 white and 1 colorful trooper.  Some were tough to get in certain regions, I had a heck of a time finding this green one and the yellow one.  Is it worth tracking down? 

BBTS:Transformers, Hobbit, DC, Marvel, NECA, M.I. & More

By Mike — Thursday, October 4, 2012

Here's the latest from our sponsors at including the latest Star Wars convention exclusives from Gentle Giant. Also just arrived is the spectacular Real Action Heroes Darth Maul re-issue!

NYCC: LEGO Exclusive Luke And Landspeeder Tin

By Mike — Thursday, October 4, 2012

New York Comic-Con's Instagram feed reveals the next LEGO convention exclusive to be a Luke Skywalker and Landspeeder in Collector's Tin for next week's NYCC. The third in a series for this year's conventions, with Darth Maul for SDCC and Boba Fett for Celebration VI, the tin is a limited edition of only 1000 pieces with quantities limited for each day on a first come first serve basis.

SWAN 363: Pablo Hidalgo's Essential Companion

By Mike — Thursday, October 4, 2012

On October 6, 2012 is the first Star Wars Reads day.  Across the country bookstores will be hosting events celebrating Star Wars books, both fiction and nonfiction.  Many stores are having Star Wars authors speak and autograph books, including the Barnes and Noble in Roseville, MN where Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie and Arnie will be going to see authors Troy Denning, Daniel Wallace, and John Jackson Miller.

CurtoBurns CollectorsCast #5

By Mike — Thursday, October 4, 2012

At long last we bring you the Curto Burns Collectors Cast for September featuring all our coverage from Star Wars Celebration VI, packed full with guests including (in no particular order) Athena Bateman, Paul Harrison, Frank Diorio, Chris Spice, Mark Newbold, Matt Booker, the Hasbro Team, a 501st invasion and of course no show would be complete without Steve Sansweet too.   Listen as James Burns and Dan Curto takes you back to share their memories from the greatest convention of the year from a galaxy far far away!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,906

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 3, 2012

This is a Mace Windu test shot I got off of eBay which explains why you shouldn't buy test shots off of eBay.  Why? It's crumbling.  The rubbery arm plastic was made much better for the final product, but the reason you want to see this one is it has the unused plastic cape which was shown on the packaging of the production figure.  And it's unpainted.  Neat? 

Galactic Hunter Video Theater Presents: The Clone Wars Revival Post You Didn't Ask For

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The fifth season premiere of The Clone Wars, "Revival," brought us some familiar faces, improved animation models, and a bit part to knock your socks off! The return of Darth Maul continues, and this time around they're joined by some familiar faces which haven't been seen on the show before. Numerous spoilers and links to the full episode await you after the break.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,905

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Check out Mace Windu, a nifty artifact from a period where Hasbro really didn't have a clear and firm grasp on if they were selling toys or collectibles.  Sculpts improved, as did action features, but articulation was pretty weak.  This deluxe figure had a nifty spring-loaded sleeve and a blow-apart droid as accessories.

Star Wars: First Assault Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 1, 2012

While pretty much nothing is known about this release, word is spreading that the Xbox will have a downloadable game called Star Wars: First Assault and if that picture is any indication, there may well be Stormtroopers in it.