We have uploaded photos from Hasbro's Toy Fair showroom. The Black Series and Star Wars Rebels presentation was underwhelming to say the least, but understandable given the focus on Episode 7, which we should begin seeing by SDCC.
Hasbro's latest print ad features The Black Series Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader recreating the epic finale from Return of the Jedi. Look for these 2 amazing entries in the 6 inch scale at a store near you or order today from our sponsors at Entertainment Earth!
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Hey hey, it's Yoda! Figure of the Day is briefly back, and we're going to look at the newer 6-inch figures in blue boxes. You're welcome!
Yoda isn't 6-inches, but he does have a snake, a cane, and a lightsaber plus a cloth robe that is nicely tattered. This may be Hasbro's best take on the snake that came with the original Kenner figure, and as Yoda figures go it's quite nice. As Black Series figures go, though, it's pretty insubstantial and the reason for giving him double-jointed elbows is beyond me.
Anyway, read on!
Over on Amazon this time of year, prices are in flux changing daily or even every few hours. In particular, Star Wars: The Black Series Deluxe Figures seem to be getting cheaper. I noticed the Speeder Bike and Jabba the Hutt were each around $22, and may be different by the time you see this.
That makes each item about half price, which ain't bad.
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The 6-inch Biker Scout from Hasbro is very OK. It's not great. It's actually on the border of good. Smudges on the chest seem unnecessary, the gun is too small and the grip splits easily, and on the two I was examining close-up the visors on the helmet were both off-center in different directions. The mold is OK, the bike is good, but the execution needs some help. Read on!
Since the idea was introduced to fans, the idea of a Walgreens-exclusive Boba Fett Concept Armor brought about much anxiety to fans. Would he be made in big enough numbers to cover all 5,000 locations? Would the pre-sale online cover people? Would you have to drive around with a bunch of sick people sneezing on you while you hunt toys because of your crippling toy addiction? Let's just look at the figure - he's pretty good. Read on!
The 6-inch Luke Skywalker in his Jedi gear may not be perfect, but it's one of my favorites. It does not exceed its mandate, but it works - hands hold weapons. Belt fits. Lightsaber hangs on hook. Figure stands, sits. It's rare that a figure can do pretty much anything you expect it to and not have severe balance issues - his joints are nice and tight. I've been talking all day so I'm exhausted. Read on!
Check out the Shadow Scout in today's Figure of the Day! It's similar to some 3 3/4-inch figures, but it's 6-inches tall. The blaster, however, is basically the same size for some reason. Read on for more!
I got this swell Shadow Stormtrooper Commander 6-inch action figure in the mail over the weekend, and it is indeed swell. Essentially a black, backpack-free Sandtrooper, it's basically exactly what you would want in such a thing. 3 guns cast in dark grey. Pauldron. Glossy helmet lenses. Read on!
That was fast! If you ordered your Imperial Shadow Squadron set at Target.com on Wednesday, you might have it waiting at your front door today - mine arrived already in a nice big box (albeit with a couple of dents on the packaging). It looks pretty slick, and if you didn't get an order in don't worry - it should be in stores very soon!
For those who missed the boat, the set includes a Scout Trooper,
Sandtrooper Shadow Stormtrooper Commander, and Speeder Bike in black.
New York! I'm not there - but these figures are. Hasbro revealed 6 new 6-inch The Black Series action figures for all of us remaining loyal Star Wars fans. They are: Emperor Palpatine, Luke Skywalker, in Stormtrooper Disguise, Clone Commander Cody, IG-88, Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise, and the Clone Trooper Captain.
Ah, armchair reporting! It's great. Hasbro sent along a batch of photos of new Star Wars goodness from their "Twas The Night Before Party." In here, you'll find 3 3/4-inch Star Wars The Black Series C-3PO, Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise, Mosep Binneed, Commander Thorn, Han Solo in Carbonite, and a pair of Jawas! What's not to love?
While my budget for travel basically covers trips to toy stores and the occasional bike ride to Wal-Mart, I'm seeing a ton of great coverage from New York City at the Hasbro party before New York Comic Con. New 6-inch and 3 3/4-inch Star Wars figures were shown, as are some nifty new Transformers toys. Seeing as you can get all-new Leia Boushh figures in regular and extra-large sizes, clearly it's a great time to be alive.
UPDATED with more links to Mission Series and Saga Legends images.