Some figures I love, and you'll hate. This Obi-Wan Kenobi may qualify, given it has an astonishingly good sculpt and Ewan McGregor likeness, but only 5 points of articulation. Since I'm right and you're wrong, what's wrong with you? Read on and find out!
The standard brand bearer and primary clone for The Clone Wars series gets an update in 2012 that transitions him into Phase II armor. The new Captain Rex looks absolutely magnificent, with great sculpting, awesome deco and weathering detail, and shares some parts with CW2 Phase II Clone Trooper. What he lacks in articulation (8 points), Rex certainly makes some up for in aesthetics. But will that make the cut for pose happy collectors?
Just as your wallet takes a breather from the summer convention exclusive buying frenzy, Rebelscum has unloaded a fantastic report on some upcoming ToysRUs exclusives coming to you this fall.
Another one! The just-released 2012 Nikto Skiff Guard sports a great sculpt and exceptional articulation. And we made a video of it, too! Want to know how excited you should be about this one? Read on, or watch the video after the jump!
Those funny guys at the Hasbro art department injected some Strangelove humor in the background insert of the Attack Recon Fighter with Anakin Skywalker. UPDATE: Thanks to a tip from Yakface, we have more on this noseart design!
Presenting some packaged photos of the new Movie Heroes/Clone Wars 2012 Class II Wave 2 vehicles featuring the all new Naboo Starfighter, a repainted Republic Tank, and a re-issued Anakin Skywalker Jedi Starfighter. On a side note, that Republic Tank package art featuring Yoda jumping around like a killer jumping bean is too awesome for words.
We can blame Canada for this cool carded variant of VC20 Yoda. The Jedi Master is packaged in a Return of the Jedi cardback with the iconic photo that was featured in the original Kenner release instead of the more correct, and dare we say not as iconic, Revenge of the Sith card that was distributed here domestically.
It's the new Vintage Collection Starkiller! He has so much gear, it's crazy. The sculpt is good, the paint is mostly good, and if you love lightsabers then this is the figure for you. Want to know more? Read on, and watch the video after the jump!
We've got hi-resolution photos of this year's BIG ONE: The Multi Troop Transport (MTT) for your viewing pleasure!
This monster comes with deploying transport rack and a host of other electronic features and includes 16 Battle Posed Battle Droids, 4 Pilot Droids, and an Obi-Wan Kenobi action figure.
Toy Palace of Germany is taking pre-orders for the U.S. Target exclusive Darth Maul Returns Battle Pack featuring Darth Maul, Savage Opress, and a Night Sister with larger images of the set and the Galactic Battle game cards.
Hasbro publishes their first Movie Heroes print ad for the season and it looks pretty awesome featuring MH20 Darth Vader breaking out of his plastic shell.
Hasbro did right by that ROTJ Vader card. Presenting some really hi-res images for your close scrutiny and inspection of the upcoming Vintage Collection Wave 6 featuring the "Lost Line" alternate cardbacks and some carded shots of the Shock Trooper, Sandtrooper, and Darth Vader in their regular retro black and chrome Kenner cardbacks. Enjoy!
It ain't perfect, but this just-released Vintage 2012 Grand Moff Tarkin is pretty good. This is a figure with great engineering and parts reuse, and unfortunate color and plastic choices. (He's shiny.) The cloth skirt doesn't look so bad in person, and the sculpt is exceptional. Want to know more? Read on, or watch the video after the jump! (It's short, but not too short.)