Our sponsors at BigBadToyStore now have The Vintage Collection Wave 4 with Dr. Evazan, Aayla Secura, Nom Anor, Kithaba, the 501st Clone Trooper, and the re-circulated Wedge Antilles as a set or in singles. The set is $79.99 and single cards are $13.99 each. They also have singles of Wave 3 with Hoth Luke and Clone Wars Anakin as well.
The most prominent and notorious Clone Trooper unit gets an update in plastic in the new and improved 2011 body. He's super-articulated, nicely-decoed and you can generalize this as a repaint of the Movie Heroes Class I BARC Speeder with Clone Trooper and you would be correct. But then there's a slight issue with the helmet.
Plain vanilla ice cream is sometimes all you need to take care of that sweet tooth. It's uncomplicated yet classically flavorful. In the case of the VC45 Phase I Clone Trooper, Hasbro makes plain white even more intriguing by drafting an all new, spectacular sculpt that's aesthetically and proportionally pleasing, proving that super articulation is not the end all, be all of vanilla ice cream or Clone Troopers.
This Hasbro print ad for The Vintage Collection from August 2011 stars Cantina Patron and mercenary Bom Vimdin. Check it out in our Image Bank!
From our sponsors at BriansToys.com :The Vintage Style Phantom Menace Wave has been reduced to $74.99 over a Brian's Toys. That is a $45 saving that is even better when you find out that it comes in a sealed factory case!
Gentle Giant is having a major Spring Sales event beginning Monday, April 23rd at 11 am PT through Monday, April 30th at 5 pm. There are lots of tremendous deals on select minibusts, statues, maquettes and more, including a few exclusives for as much as 50% off!
So this is the new Darth Vader for 2012, which is actually a figure from 2002 with fewer accessories at twice the price. Oh, and they took out the magnets. He looks good, though, so is he worth the nine bucks? Read on!
Despite her brief appearances in the films, Aayla Secura has a good following among the fan base. As far as her action figure, I didn't really give much thought to an upgrade even with the less than spectacular efforts in 2003 and 2005.
Here's the latest newsletter from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com. Pre-orders are now being taken for the new Premium Format Captain Rex for $10 off the MSRP. They're also selling singles of Clone Wars Wave 2!
Kicking off the con season this week Marjorie and Arnie headed to the windy city for C2E2 to check out the art, the autographs, and the shopping. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast they are joined by fellow C2E2 attendees Chris and Sarah to talk about the figures they found and the other collectibles on the C2E2 showroom floor!
Check out this Grievous Bodyguard figure from the ill-fated (and at the time, expensive) arena sets. You'd get 2 underarticulated figures and a couple of bases for $20, when figures were about $5.50. The free market has spoken! But check out more on this figure, just read on!
From rare and unreleased figure to indifference in weeks! Clone Trooper Scythe was announced last year, and never really showed up! Now he's here, and our polling shows you don't care. You're fickle people, he's a cool figure. Read on!
If you kitbashed Star Trek and Lord of The Rings, you'd probably come close to a Nom Anor. He's muscularly stunning and quite foreboding. As the new Masters of the Universe...whoops, did I just write that?... in the New Jedi Order timeline, the Yuuzhan Vong are quite the compelling and complicated conquering race, and they obviously like to workout.
Nom Anor was a Fan's Choice candidate a few times, and Hasbro finally decided to release him favorite or not.
Kithaba was originally mistaken as Barada in the Kenner line, but Hasbro has updated the red trousered Klatooinian Skiff Guard for The Vintage Collection and I'm happy to see him. He's not perfect, and there are a couple of flaws in the design, but overall the figure is a winner.