Did you know Mattel made a die-cast car that's compatible with LEGO figures? It's true! The Hot Wheels Fig Rig is a new release from the company and likely at a store near you right now. The hood has 2 studs for LEGO connections, there are two more in the truck bed, and several locations have 3mm bars on which figures can grip their hands. And as luck would have it, a LEGO stud is the same size as the hole in most Fighter Pods figures.
If anything needs to be demonstrated in a short video with bad jokes, it's the Star Wars Fighter Pods Hailfire Droid Launcher. It's a lot like the Republic Gunship launcher, except... uh... actually it really is a lot like that other launcher. It sports 4 figures (2 random), 4 pods, and a launcher which is one of the two largest items created for this line of mini, just-small-enough-to-fit-in-your-nose figures. (Please don't ask how this was confirmed.) Want to see the video? Sure you do. It's after the jump.
This is the second Republic Gunship in the Fighter Pods range, and it's pretty neat. It's not as huge as the box makes it appear to be, but it has a clever launching mechanism and includes 4 mini-figures. Two of these, Mace Windu and Kit Fisto, are exclusive. But enough of me rambling - want to see it? And a blind bag figure opening? I've got both of these, for you, after the jump.
Here's a video review of a brand-new item that, 24 hours ago, I didn't even know was coming out. The Target Exclusive Special Edition Yoda Tin Star Wars Fighter Pods Set is in stores right now and features Yoda, Darth Sidious, and a ton of Clones and Battle Droids in this Kashyyyk-themed set. It's also the first new exclusive item to hit retail stores in quite some time. For $24.99, it includes 18 figures, 4 pods, a Spinfire Launcher, and a tin. And you can see me talk about these Revenge of the Sith-themed mini-figures after the jump.
It's on sale for a couple of bucks off right now! The Target Special Edition Darth Maul Tin Fighter Pods Set should be widely available near you, and it's pretty good. Eight of the figures are repacks from series 1, but there are several unique clone troopers, a metallic Darth Maul, and the first-ever figure of Ziro the Hutt plus some uniquely-shaped pods. I won't lie to you, I happily paid full price for it just to get a Ziro. Check out all the new little figures after the break.
A few of you have written in asking which Fighter Pods were exclusive to the series 3 blind bags. A good question! But let's do you one better and give you a Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 3 Checklist!
The Naboo Starfighter Pack is the sole carded "vehicle pack" in Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 3. (There's a boxed one too, so don't fret too much.) It includes an exclusive Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul, and Naboo Starfighter while introducing the new "Spinfire Launchers" which aren't half bad. Despite the series being more than 50% repaints, the new elements are actually a heck of a lot of fun in this set. See the video and figures after the jump... or don't. Whatever.
Good news, everyone! Star Wars Fighter Pods Series 3 are here! I got a box of blind-bagged figures the other day and made a short video highlighting the new packaging and new figures like Savage Opress, Ahsoka Tano, and Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise. Several awesome new figures are included, as well as an obscene number of new holographic figures... including Jabba the Hutt. Want to see more? Check out the video after the jump.
If you're one of the three adult collectors buying into Hasbro's surprisingly fun Fighter Pods line, you might be interested to know there are variations out there to find! I discovered a Cad Bane today.
The second batch of Hasbro's Fighter Pods, tiny blind-bagged and painted Star Wars figures, have started shipping. Unfortunately the blind bags don't include checklists, nor do they include the online game codes promised on the bags. (There's a sticker covering this.) We got some. Want to know more? Did you see the McQuarrie Concept Boba Fett Fighter Pods Figure that everybody needs to get? Click through for a list of characters (and a video with some nice close-ups) after the jump.
A healthy mix of repaints, a collector's tin, and Ziro the Hutt make up a new Target exclusive Fighter Pods set at Sandtroopers.com. You should check it out!
Hasbro posts the second short of their web exclusive Fighter Podcasts featuring one Sith playing a prank on another.
First previewed at New York Comic-Con, Hasbro launches their new micro sized Fighter Pods figurine page. With over 100 Fighter Pods figures from all six Star Wars films and The Clone Wars animated series, you can collect an entire galaxy of your favorite characters!