The new Star Tours action figure sets are at the Disney parks right now. These new Hasbro action figure gift sets each sport at least 4 action figures plus new accessories. Some are better than others, and they're $39.95 each. (My pal Shannon was kind enough to pick mine up from Disneyland.) More details after the jump from someone who hasn't been on the new ride yet. UPDATE: Called out "differences" on repackaged figures.
One of the fascinating things about this hobby is that, at times, Hasbro will pluck an obscure movie character from the film and drop it in the toy aisles, like General McQuarrie here. Fans weren't asking for him, but we got him-- and he's neat! Read on!
One of the best repaints out if Hasbro's Original Trilogy Collection line were the Jawas. The 1997 2-pack got a fresh coat of paint in 2004, and it looked fantastic. The packaging was great, too! Does it hold up to more modern sculpts? Read on!
Hasbro's wildly popular Wave 7 of The Vintage Collection is shipping to (and from) online stores like Entertainment Earth and Big Bad Toy Store today, so if you pre-ordered, check your order status. (They should be hitting stores shortly.) Last week @EntEarth on Twitter (which is me) confirmed wave 8 and wave 8 revision 1 of TVC have been delayed until October, but pre-orders are open now.
Don't feel blue, because Aayla Secura is here! She's about as good as it gets for movie versions of the character... the cartoon one is probably the best so far, though. So how about this one from 2005? Read on!
It's R5-P9! After years of waiting, you can finally get Ekelarc Yong's Astromech Droid. Who the hell is Ekelarc Yong? Well, that's the big question. But here's his robot! Aren't you excited? Probably not, but it's a nice looking robot. Read on!
While I listen to this awesome cover of "Tricky" as done by Knodel, you can read about the Battle Droid Commander. It has some of the best deco ever applied to this mold, but it's still the same friggin' mold for the bazillionth time. Is it worth it? Read on!
You thought that all you had to do was to track down one of the presently extremely scarce just-released Wedge Antilles figures? Well, you're wrong. Hasbro now has a package variant to be on the watch for, and you can read more about Hasbro salting your wounds at Yakface.com for the full story.
Summer is basically here, so let's look at the hottest figure of 2003 with the Clone Trooper. This was the one that basically spawned everything about what's right and wrong with the figures today-- lots of articulation, but he was also really tough to get. Read on!
Dating back from 2003, which was the last time we really saw buttons as a physical sculpted piece on most of our 3 3/4-inch figures, this Han Solo had a unique pose and a lot of gear-- and multiple repaints! Should you grab one? Read on!
Here's one for the shorties. And by that, I mean the Tusken Raider Child is short. This tiny-- but still articulated-- figure came packaged with his mom for just five bucks in 2002, which, even for the time, was quite the bargain. Good luck on finding that today! Read on for more on this one.