Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,782

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 12, 2012

This General Grievous was from the wonderful but short-lived line of Walmart Droid Factory sets.  The cape is the unique feature of this one, but is it enough?  Read on!

Sideshow: Premium Format Captain Rex Pre-Order

By Mike — Thursday, April 12, 2012

The  Captain Rex Premium Format Figure  is now available for pre-order! The exclusive Sideshow edition will include a grenade belt. 

 

Print Ad: It's The Quiet Ones You Have To Watch Out For

By Mike — Wednesday, April 11, 2012

This print ad was actually out last summer featuring VC51 Barriss Offee, but she'll be back in circulation as part of 2012 Wave 5 slated for release later this month in case you missed her the first time.

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments 2012

By Mike — Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hallmark reveals their Keepsake Ornaments for 2012 which include Han Solo to the Rescue, a TIE Interceptor, Darth Vader Peekbuster, General Grievous, and a Sith Apprentice Darth Maul

BBTS NEWS: LEGO, Gentle Giant, TF, TMNT, Marvel, DC, Star Wars & More

By Mike — Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Here's the latest newsletter from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore. The latest pre-orders include the new Sixth Scale Tusken Raider and new minibusts and Jumbo Vintage Figures from Gentle Giant. There's also some new older and overstocked items drastically reduced in their Clearance Section!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,781

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The tough-to-spell Ratts Tyerell is in stores now, most likely.  While some noticed the initial wave is hanging (because it is), he'll probably dry up soon-- should you get him before he does?  I think so. Read on!

Hasbro Announces New Sustainability Packaging Initiative

By Mike — Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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. 

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Gentle Giant: April 2012 Solicitations

By Mike — Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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: Premium Format Rex Gallery

By Mike — Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,780

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,779

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 9, 2012

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!

Q&A: Think Big: Big Vehicles, Big Figures, Big Television, and Other Big Ideas

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 8, 2012

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!

BBTS: Clone Wars Wave 2 IN STOCK!

By Mike — Saturday, April 7, 2012

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

Star Wars Weekends Guests Revealed

By Mike — Friday, April 6, 2012

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,778

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 6, 2012

It's Hasbro, and it comes with a new Astromech droid, so Jedi Mickey oddly makes the cut for Figure of the Day.  Is it worth it? No. But you're bored at work so read on!