Over at the Gentle Giant Blog, they revealed their next 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International exclusive: a giant Vinyl Caped Jawa! Neato. Guild member pre-orders are up now and for the rest of us... well, I'm crossing my fingers.
One of the dangers for holding back product announcements for one or two times a year is that leaks are pretty likely-- especially when a "leak" is a full release of the product in another country! MouseDroid.com reports that Toys R Us Australia already has the Y-Wing Fighter for AUS$69.99. Hasbro has still yet to confirm this item for a US release, but odds are the USA will be seeing it in July or August.
So remember a few months ago when we posted a shot of a really big Executor toy that LEGO hadn't announced yet? Well, LEGO announced it with some high-res pics. So let's all pretend it's a surprise and read on! (Seriously, it looks cool.)
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.
Over at Sandtroopers.com is a Y-Wing Fighter gallery of an as-of-yet unannounced vehicle which is, clearly, an upcoming Toys R Us exclusive. Painted up similarly to the red-striped 1970s die-cast metal vehicle, this retooled vehicle has a redesigned interior plus the first-ever modern era astromech socket. Check it out!
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!
If you have Ross stores in your area, it may be worth your while to check out their toy sections. The until-just-recently online exclusive Plourr Ilo and Dlrr Nepp Comic Pack has been showing up at the clothing discounter for about $5.99-- a great price for 2 pilot figures! Good hunting.
We've read a few reports, most notable from the Yakface.com forums, that the long-delayed AT-ST from Galactic Heroes has arrived! Retail is $34.99. Originally slated as a September Kohl's exclusive last year, the item has been in limbo since showing up in the UK. But now? Toys "R" Us is getting it. Read more at Yakface.com!
If you collected vehicles from the 1978-1985 era of Star Wars toys, you no doubt recall some gorgeous photography on the boxes. Not being one to miss a good opportunity, Hasbro (by way of the great Sandtroopers.com) seems to be giving Kmart an exclusive Vintage B-Wing! Read on for more.
If you like clones, you probably can't get enough of the buggers. So take a look at this Special Ops Clone Trooper from earlier this year, an exclusive at Target stores. The head is new, the deco is unique, and he ain't half bad. Should you get one? Read on!
Site sponsor Entertainment Earth just announced that they are going to be selling a new exclusive Exclusive Star Wars Episode 3 Obi-Wan Kenobi Bust, due this summer. It will be limited to about 1,100 pieces. Want to know more? Sure you do.
Over on the Gentle Giant Ltd. blog, you can catch some information on the 2011 Premiere Guild membership. There are three exclusives from which you can choose, one of which is the pictured Darth Maul while another is a mystery Star Wars item and a third item is from Marvel.
A new 46-piece LEGO 30054 AT-ST is showing up in Target's new Easter sections, alongside new Ninjago and another City set. It's $3.99. In addition to this are other toys from various lines, including Funko's super-cool DC Pop! Vinyl Figures. (Green Lantern seems to sell out the fastest.) Happy hunting!
He had to come up eventually! Jabba the Hutt was the most sought-after exclusive of late summer 2010, and today? Half price. Life just isn't fair, but even if you paid full price for this guy, I expect you'll like it. Want to see more? Read on!