Brian's Toys: Gentle Giant Life-Sized Stormtrooper, 12" Security Droids, and More

By Mike — Sunday, September 15, 2013

From our sponsors at A slew of Gentle Giant and Sideshow items have made their way onto this week's Brian's Toys newsletter.  Pre-order the new Gentle Giant life-size Stormtrooper figure and 12" Rebel Jumbo figure, the Sideshow 12" Security Droids or Commander Cody Premium Format.

BBTS News: DC, Marvel, Star Wars, Transformers, Hot Toys, GI Joe, Play Arts Kai, Eaglemoss and More!

By Mike — Sunday, September 15, 2013

Our sponsors at has released their latest pre-orders and new arrivals for the week, including the Vintage Stormtrooper "Monument" scale from Gentle Giant at $230 off MSRP! Check out the full listing after the jump!

Curto Burns Collectors Cast Special Edition - September 13th 2013 - Rancho Obi-Wan in Guinness World Records 2014

By Mike — Sunday, September 15, 2013

September 12th 2013 will be a day long remembered; Rancho Obi-Wan has been confirmed as the Largest Collection of Star Wars Memorabilia according to Guinness World Records 2014 and features in a double feature spread in the 2014 Guinness World Records Book that’s now available for purchase worldwide.

Sideshow Premium Format Commander Cody Pre-order

By Mike — Sunday, September 15, 2013

Pre-orders are now being taken for the upcoming Commander Cody Star Wars Premium Format(TM) Figure. The Sideshow exclusive features an interchangeable head sporting a Phase I helmet. The figure also comes with a DC-15 Blaster Rifle with a detachable grappling hook.

Quick Rundown: Amazon Vintage Hasbro Star Wars TIE Interceptor Vehicle

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 13, 2013

So I got the new Amazon Exclusive Vintage Collection TIE Interceptor here, and the big question I've been hearing - a lot - is "is it different?" The answer is yes, actually - the plastic color is different enough from other movie versions of the ship to be notable, so let's find out more.

It's Official! Rancho Obi-Wan Houses The Largest Collection of Star Wars Memorabilia!

By Mike — Thursday, September 12, 2013

Rancho Obi-Wan, a Northern California non-profit museum, has officially been recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS as housing the “Largest Collection of Star Wars Memorabilia” in the galaxy. Steve Sansweet, the collection's owner, has amassed more than 300,000 unique Star Wars items since 1977. The just-released GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 Edition features an amazing two-page photograph of part of the collection.

Gentle Giant September 2013 Solicitations

By Mike — Thursday, September 12, 2013

It was BIG news at SDCC and now we have an idea of just how much it's gonna cost. Gentle Giant releases their September solicitations that includes the spectacularly huge and amazing Life Sized Vintage Kenner Stormtrooper! Also announced is the Jumbo Vintage Hoth Rebel Soldier that's slated for release in Q3 2014. Check out all the details ahead!

SWAN 404: ICE, ICE, Baby! Chilling with cool collectors

By Mike — Thursday, September 12, 2013

What happens when over a hundred of the world's most avid Star Wars collectors gather in one place over a long weekend? Fun, shopping and more! 

BBTS: Transformers, Star Wars, Tekken, Hot Toys, Team Fortress 2, Assassin's Creed, Alien, Funko & More!

By Mike — Thursday, September 12, 2013

From our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.comWe've reduced prices by 15% to 50% on over 5,000 items! Take a look at the huge sale menus, there are tons of Transformers, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, GI Joe, Anime, Statues, Props, T-Shirts, Trinkets, Stand-Ups, Imports, Movie Figures and much much more!

Brian's Toys: Angry Birds, Vintage AFA Vader

By Mike — Thursday, September 12, 2013

From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: Brian's Toys has new Angry Birds and a huge selection of Vintage Darth Vader AFA figures. New Angry Birds include a Star Destroyer playset, Darth Vader Pig Carrying Case, and assorted individual two-packs.

Amazon: Star Wars Vintage Hasbro TIE Interceptor IN STOCK

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 11, 2013

It's here! Amazon's TIE Interceptor is in stock and ready to ship right now, with many orders having processed and gone out the door.  It's similar to a previously-released model, with a few minor deco differences and a new box.  How different is it?

Lost Lucas-Financed 1980 Short You've Never Heard Of Getting Screened

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A screening of Black Angel, a George Lucas-funded short 25-minute film tied to The Empire Strikes Back in some overseas markets, is getting a screening next month after being lost since 1980.  It's an Arthurian legend-inspired piece and Ars Technica has a 3-page story on this Lucasfilm-adjacent project.

Q&A: Figure Complaints, Retro Future, and Quick Fixes for Warped Plastic

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 8, 2013

It's Q&A time! Let's look at The Black Series - you may not realize this, but we're required to legally. Even if the line dies in four waves, we have to talk about it. And how about warped plastic can we fix it? Some of it, yes! And can we complain about distribution in 2012 still? Apparently, we have to! Read on for more or send in a question for next time, or both.

United Cutlery: Star Wars Yoda Lightsaber Hilt Prop Lamp

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, September 7, 2013

Here's a neat one - Entertainment Earth (sponsor) has a Star Wars Yoda Lightsaber Table Lamp from United Cutlery, and it's pretty neat.  You can outfit it with pretty much any light bulb, including a green one which you can snag at pretty much any Walmart or party supply store for a couple of bucks. This definitely adds a nice glow to the item.  See the glowing green animated pic after the jump.

Author Ann Crispin - A.C. Crispin - Dead at 63

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 6, 2013

If you were a fan of Star Wars in the 1990s, you no doubt remember seeing some of A.C. Crispin's work on the shelves.  The author, Ann Crispin, penned short stories for the franchise, a trilogy of Han Solo novels, and numerous works of licensed and sci-fi writing including Star Trek. Click here for her official site, and here for her Wikipedia page.