Hasbro is going green in more ways than one in 2013. The Pawtucket, Rhode Island company has announced plans to reduce product packaging in many of its global brands, which will result in a 15% improvement in the average product to packaging ratio and a more environmentally friendly packaging overall.
Gentle Giant has released their solicitations this month for exciting new product coming out in the 4th Quarter of 2012. For Star Wars, these include a new Death Trooper Statue and the Jumbo Vintage Red Snaggletooth and Red Security Battle Droid Minibust which were revealed at last month's WonderCon.
Sideshow has posted a great photo gallery of the new and upcoming Premium Format Captain Rex. Pre-orders will begin this Thursday, April 12th, typically between 2-3 pm. The exclusive Sideshow edition will include a grenade belt.
While not called out on the front of the box, this ARF Trooper is basically Trapper from the really cool Geonosis story arc. There were zombies and dirt, which I hear kids love. Should you get him? Does he look like Waxer and Boil?
It's interesting to see that this Battle Droid is getting another run, and is one of the oldest figures to get a redeco in the line's run. (First issue 1998, this issue 2012.) So the STAP is quite different, but how about the figure? Read on!
So let's talk about vehicles, and get a little less optimistic for 2012 in that department. Why isn't Hasbro better exploiting TV series based on its core properties for new toys? A fine question. And why hasn't Hasbro given us a Marvel Legends-ish line yet? Would someone please tell me, because I'd like to know in this week's Q&A!
Our sponsors at BigBadToyStore now have Clone Wars Wave 2 IN STOCK! This assortment includes Aayla Secura, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Season 4), Clone Commando Boss, and Captain Rex with Phase II Armor.
Disney Parks Blog has posted celebrity guests information for this year's Star Wars Weekends at Disney World in Orlando, Florida from May 18th through June 12th.
An eBay seller from Malaysia is selling some loose samples of The Vintage Collection Wave 4 and has added a few nice shots. This assortment, which was held over from last year, includes Dr. Evazan, Nom Anor, Kithaba, and Aayla Secura.
New limited edition Star Wars artwork has recently been added to Brianstoys.com! The highly detailed Obi-Wan Kenobi and Han Solo with Chebacca art by Jerry VanderStelt will make a great addition to any fan's room.
Deviations from the normal course can at times turn into disaster, and then there are the few instances where it results into brilliant execution. The new Clone Wars "realistic" Anakin Skywalker has to be considered the best one of this character yet. Don't believe me? Take a look at the comparison shot with VC13 Anakin Skywalker to make you marvel in its superiority.
Pre-orders for the new Sixth Scale Tusken Raider are now being taken! The figure features over 30 points of articulation and includes accessories such as a Tusken Raider Portrait and Slug Thrower Rifle. The Sideshow Limited Edition includes a Gaffi Weapon with Gun Stock.
Sideshow has posted a great preview shot of the upcoming Premium Format Captain Rex. More photos will be revealed on their Production Blog on April 10th with hopefully some pre-order information posted at that time as well.