Ralph McQuarrie Masters of the Universe Art Revealed, Vehicles Are Quite Impressive

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Over on the newly-launched Goddard Group Blog, check out part 1 of Ralph McQuarrie's Masters of the Universe artwork.   While not all of you may be He-Man fans, it's still worth seeing because there are some vehicles on there which look like they belong in Star Wars.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,766

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 21, 2012

As one of the notorious pegwarmers of 1999 (and beyond), it was surprising that Hasbro gave Ric Olie another go. The first one was pretty good, but is this one better?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,765

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Spacetrooper was one of the first Expanded Universe put out by Kenner in the final days of that brand in 1998, and it was a good figure. This one is also good, but is it good enough to re-buy? Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,764

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, March 19, 2012

This Darth Maul is one of the new, different-sorta-but-not-too-different Movie Heroes from this year.  It's based on a 2002 figure, minus magnets and some red paint.  Is it worth it?  Read on!

Hasbro Named One Of World's Most Ethical Companies

By Mike — Monday, March 19, 2012

Hasbro Inc., a global branded play company providing children and families with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world-class brand portfolio, announced today that it has been recognized as one of the "2012 World's Most Ethical Companies" (WME) by the Ethisphere Institute. The Ethisphere Institute is a leading business ethics think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.

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Q&A Zabrak Horns, Battle Droid Figures, Pricing, Licensing, and Grass Greenerisms

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 18, 2012

Which Battle Droids are best? Why, the cheaper ones of course! Would action figure collectors follow Star Wars to a non-Hasbro toymaker? And should you expect the Walmart-exclusive figures so show up as new Vintage repacks this fall? That's up to you, but we explore all this and more in this week's Q&A!

WONDERCON: Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, eFX and Super 7

By Mike — Sunday, March 18, 2012

Southern California received an early dose of pop culture and ample amounts of rain as WonderCon 2012 was moved to the massive Anaheim Convention Center this year with their traditional venue at the Moscone Center in San Francisco under construction for upgrades. While it is organized by the same group that does Comic-Con International in San Diego, it was much smaller in scope and foot traffic, partially due to the foul weather. Despite this, there were still enough cosplayers, panels, and exhibitors to go around.

WonderCon 2012 Image Bank

By Mike — Saturday, March 17, 2012

We have uploaded photos from WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend,  including shots from Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, eFX, Action Figure Express, and some Views from the Floor.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,763

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 16, 2012

From the just-released DVD sets-- formerly Walmart exclusives, but now closeout fodder-- it's Clone Trooper Gearshift!  Well, it's "Clone Trooper" on the box, at least. He has a new helmet with lamps!  Is it cool?  I think so. Read on to learn more!

Brian's Toys Newsletter 03/16

By Mike — Friday, March 16, 2012

Available for pre-order at Brian's Toys are the next two Clone Wars figures, Waves 2 & 3.  These waves include Republic Commando Boss, Commander Wolffe and Aayla Secura. The Gentle Giant Ponda Baba statue and Kotobukiya 501st Clone Troopers model kits have arrived and are now shipping.  If you can't get enough of the "It's a trap!" humor, get yourself the Admiral Ackbar canvas artwork by Steven Daily!

CVI: Collectors Hunt For New Treasures

By Mike — Friday, March 16, 2012

From StarWars.comGus Lopez and his team are planning a long list of reasons for collectors to take in every moment they can of the Star Wars Celebration VI collecting program. Similar to past Celebrations, the collecting panels and events will have something for collectors spanning all levels and interests. Of special note will be the unique and highly-prized items, created just for Celebration, that the group hands out at their panel presentations. From special medallions to Star Wars mini-cereal boxes, the group has created new items for each convention, and what they have in store for this year promises to be even more exciting than before.

GHR: Ross Has More WM Exclusives

By Mike — Friday, March 16, 2012

In what seems to be the default retail flow for Walmart exclusives, the bargain chain finds continue as Jedi Temple Warchives...ehrmmm...Archives (Just kiddin Paul! We think your site rocks!), reports finding the Barc Speeder with Clone Trooper Buzz and AT-RT with Arf Trooper at a Ross Department store.

LEGO Announces UCS R2-D2

By Mike — Friday, March 16, 2012

LEGO adds another fantastic set to their Ultimate Collector Series assortment this May. The UCS R2-D2 features a rotating head, retractable leg, and opening front panel. Check out all the details and a preview video with LEGO designers.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,762

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hasbro was on a roll a few years ago, if you loved astromech droids it couldn't be better.  R4-H5 was one of many awesome new robots released in 2008, and he's not too expensive.  Is it time to buy?  Read on!

Wave 13 Carded Images Online

By Mike — Thursday, March 15, 2012

The guys at Jedi Defender have posted some carded photos of the upcoming Wave 13 of Vintage Collection action figures including Kithaba, Nom Anor, and Clone Wars style Anakin Skywalker!