Inspired by Kurosawa, the samurai-esque Kyuzo bounty hunter Embo includes an articulated bowcaster, throwing knives, a boatload of paint detail, and plenty of bushido spirit (or is that boshuda?). The excellent “Bounty Hunters” episode in Season 2 had plenty of nods to Seven Samurai, which in turn was one of Lucas’ inspirations for Star Wars.
Hasbro has sent over some carded photos of the 2010-2011 "bridge wave" from Attack of the Clones (the last "themed" wave) included in The Vintage Collection. (Missing in action is the Anakin Skywalker (Peasant Disguise) figure, but he'll undoubtedly surface at the last minute to save the day — or something.) What do you think of these modern/retro cardbacks (and logos)? Comment away...
Behold, the lost Hoth Rebel Trooper of 2009! This was the variant Hasbro meant to release but through one reason or another, didn't until this year's big Target exclusive gift sets. Is this head and hat variant worth your hard-earned cashola? Read on!
Fan favorite Jedi Quinlan Vos gets his Clone Wars plastic treatment just in time for his recent appearance in the excellent “Hunt for Ziro” episode. Featuring nifty painted tats, a soft goods skirt, and additional hip articulation so that you can pose him nicely on his speederboard, which we assume will be seen in a future episode, Vos will not disappoint.
Sandtroopers.com has posted new images of upcoming Target exclusive 2 packs featuring ARF Trooper Waxer and Battle Droid and Special Ops Clone Trooper and Geonosian Drone.
Our friends at Rebelscum have posted a new rumor list of upcoming Vintage Collection figures for waves 6-8. After the master strokes of Wave 3, we can't wait to see what Hasbro has in store for Bom Vimdim, Kithaba, the Rebel Blockade Trooper and others!
The little Ewok warrior gets a superb sculpt upgrade with nice paint detail and includes an additional green cowl as you saw him wear in the Eighties animated series. The scale is also pretty close to where it should be and the superior work done by Hasbro on Wicket and the rest of the ROTJ wave instantly renders previous iterations obsolete. Pick one up, or two, because you'll want to display both cowls for sure!
The latest Deluxe Figure and Vehicle sets have been found by Mickey Gunslinger at the Scottsdale, Arizona Super Walmart. These include the AT-RT with ARF Trooper Boil. Clone Trooper with Freeco Speeder, BARC Speeder Bike with Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Armored Scout Tank with Tactical Droid. The pricepoint is $16.97 each. Happy Hunting!
I've been throwing up all day so I'll make this brief: Admiral Ackbar is a fantastic figure. Heck, the whole wave is really excellent-- find out what you're missing when you read on!
Another blast from the past, you simply cannot imagine how excited people were when this, the second-ever unique outfit for Darth Maul hit stores in 1999. I'm sure you can, however, imagine how much that excitement has faded. Is this a hidden gem? Read on!
Military figures are a big part of Hasbro's DNA. But let's face it, their attempts at Rebels many times fall short. Perhaps it's because Rebel outfits aren't as flashy and sexy as Imperials? Until now. This new Rebel Commando brings promise that an ultimate Tantive IV Trooper is in our near future. With awesome sculpt detail and nice super articulation so you can battle pose him in all sorts of ways, we can only hope that head variants are planned for a later time.
By the way, we're almost sure this headsculpt is of a certain Hasbro Star Wars team sculptor.
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Today let's look at Palpatine, a figure which has multiple variants, spare parts, and basically just stands there and swings his arm. Is this a must-buy figure, or should you wait for some super-poseable one in ten years? Read on!
At last, Bar2-D2 has been upgraded for the 2010 Vintage Collection and he's a real winner with a removable drink tray, sensorscope, and even Luke's lightsaber. He's got an all new sculpt and a retractable third leg too. R2-D2 is hitting store pegs now and we recommend you picking him up along with all the other winners in this wave!
UPDATE: We have added a few additional shots to get a better idea of Hasbro's slightly scaling down this more "accurate" version of our favorite blue astromech. We also thought a gratuitous "Happy Hour" shot wouldn't hurt either. Cheers!
Next up is the artist formerly known as Klaatu. Wooof comes with a removable helmet and bandolier to complement his great looking sculpt. The soft goods skirt is also nicely screen accurate.What can we say? This whole ROTJ wave is the bees knees!
One other note, which you may have noticed when perusing our Image Bank, is that the newly shipping cards are coming UNPUNCHED! This particular case we received had all the ROTJ cards in UP condition along with the one Anakin Skywalker card (sadly, it isn't the "Darth Vader" running change version).