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Toy Fair 2013: Anakin To Vader Demo Video

By Mike — Saturday, February 9, 2013

Here is a demo video of the upcoming Anakin to Darth Vader 12 inch action figure from Hasbro. After viewing this in person, it's easy to see how kids (and even some adults) will get a kick out of its features. The voice changes from Anakin to Vader by attaching the armor and the lightsaber color also switches from blue to red. Check it out after the jump!

Toy Fair 2013: Official Hasbro Photos

By Mike — Saturday, February 9, 2013

As we muti-task our coverage photos and report, Hasbro sent us official photos of what was presented and on display at Toy Fair 2013. The photos have been uploaded in our Facebook page here. Enjoy and stay tuned for more! UPDATE: Product info and MSRP added! Click ahead for the full rundown!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,998

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 8, 2013

Wait, stop! Don't skip this one yet!  This Yellow R7-Series Astromech Droid is not 2008's R7-Z0.  Nope, it's actually yellower and has a different pattern on the dome.  It's cool!  Really!  Oh, and it's at Disney Hollywood Studios.  So... maybe you can get one.

Toy Fair 2013: Galactic Hunter Coverage Begins Saturday

By Mike — Thursday, February 7, 2013

It's that time again, and yes, time for another cold and snowy weekend covering the American International Toy Fair in New York City. This is our tenth year covering the show as Galactic Hunter, and this time it feels a little different because we don't know what to expect from Hasbro.

Hasbro: Toy Fair Press Release

By Mike — Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hasbro issues their press release today for the 110th International Toy Fair in New York City. Of particular interest to Star Wars fans are an Angry Birds Jenga Rise Of Darth Vader game and the Anakin To Darth Vader 12 inch action figure.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,996

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Check out Teemto Pagalies.  Not the fancy one for five bucks with all the droid stuff, but the 2012 gift set one likely on clearance at a Toy R Us near you.  Why?  Well, it's got a flag... and goggles that are kinda different.  The paint job isn't bad.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,994

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 4, 2013

Let's look at Clone Commander Colt, the only individually-packaged animated-style Phase II-style ARC Trooper in the entire line.  Why is this?  I have no idea.  I assume Hasbro must hate you all, because these guys are crazy popular and the mold has been painted 4 times so far with no new releases in the last year and change.  He's totally cool and totally worth owning.

Video Review: Target Exclusive Special Edition Yoda Tin Fighter Pods Set

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 3, 2013

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,993

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 1, 2013

While I'm nursing unrelated toy-related disappointment, why not go look at ARC Trooper Blitz?  He's part of a great Battle Pack which you may actually be able to find on the cheap if you know where to look.  It's worth it.  He's cool, man.

Nuremberg Toy Fair Spy Report

By Mike — Friday, February 1, 2013

A spy report from the Nuremberg Toy Fair courtesy of Jedi News reveals more of what's planned in 2013 from Hasbro, including the Black Series 3.75 inch line (Vader Card)  where some of the planned Droid Factory figures will end up, a "budget" Movie Heroes assortment, and a "Mission Series" 2 pack.

Click here to find out more and thanks to Dan Curto for the heads up!

 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,992

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 31, 2013

Let's look at the Plo Koon figure from last year's nifty Ultimate Gift Set.  As the least-nifty part of that set, this one may have escaped your attention.  Is it possible there's some special detail making this an ignored gem?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,991

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Today let's look at the slick Yellow R8-Series Astromech Droid  which feels  more like it came from the 1970s or 1980s than a lot of the more recent designs.  With no big "eye" it's a little unsettling at first, but it makes good use of the R7 torso to bring about a new, exclusive, and hard-to-find experience.

Hasbro Officially Announces "Black Series"

By Mike — Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bet on Black? Black is the new Black? Black is Back? Hasbro officially announces their new ultra awesome 6 inch scale super articulated action figures geared towards the adult collector: The Black Series. Photos and more after the jump!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,990

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Let's talk about Clone Trooper Mixer, a dark blue box Toys R Us exclusive which may well be at a store near you still.  One of two troopers, this one was packaged with a killer droid and for the price wasn't at all bad.  (Especially at 2012-2013 price points.)  Should you track it down?

Hasbro Reveals 6-Inch Black Series Star Wars Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 29, 2013

After lots of chatter here (and in the Q&A column over the last few months... or years) the USA Today has a story you may wish to read.   Hasbro unveils 'Star Wars' Black Series action figures introduces the new, 6-inch SRP $19.99 action figure line.  Each boxed figure has exceedingly wonderful sculpting and mass when compared to their vintage counterparts.