Free Art Friday Goes Fourth for Star Wars

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Friend of me (and by association the site) @EllyFontArt let me know that a whole troupe of artists and creative types in Atlanta, GA will be doing some amazing Star Wars-themed artwork for Free Art Friday Atlanta (#fafatl).  There's going to be an art show!  And free stuff!  What more could you want?

Disneyland Electronic Thermos Lunch Kits - Surprisingly Awesome

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Our intrepid pal Shannon Cosman strikes again!  He went to Disneyland last weekend and shot some video of a pair of surprisingly awesome lunch kits.  The R2-D2 has multiple lights and sounds, giving the means with which to keep your lunch cool the kind of movie-magic we want to see applied to action figures.  Check out R2-D2 and Darth Vader after the jump.

SWAN 390: C2E2 with Jeffrey Brown

By Mike — Monday, April 29, 2013

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 Star Wars Day LEGO Event

By Mike — Monday, April 29, 2013

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.

Brian's Toys: Malgus Pre-order, Gentle Giant, DT Luke AFA 80

By Mike — Monday, April 29, 2013

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!

Super7 May the 4th Mega-Event

By Mike — Monday, April 29, 2013

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: Hair, Droids, Anniversaries, Vintage Variants, and Reading

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 28, 2013

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.

New Darth Vader, Boba Fett Bottle Openers at C2E2

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 28, 2013

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!

Star Tours Anaheim - Thermos, Droid Factory, Awesome Pill Box, 12 Pics

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 27, 2013

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!

Star Wars to Stay With Dark Horse Comics

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 26, 2013

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:

C2E2 Gets Exclusive Convention Star Wars Jawa Bank

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 25, 2013

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.

Sideshow: Sixth Scale Darth Malgus Pre-Order Now

By Mike — Thursday, April 25, 2013

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.

BBTS: Enterbay Jordan, Marvel Universe, Hot Toys, Teen Titans, Transformers, Man of Steel, Power Rangers, Kotobukiya and More

By Mike — Thursday, April 25, 2013

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!

GHR: Endor AT-AT Logistics You Need To Know

By Mike — Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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.

TVC AT-AT Landing at USA TRU

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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.