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Image Bank: VC70 Ponda Baba (Walrus Man)

By Mike — Monday, April 16, 2012

I consider Ponda Baba one of the essentials of any Star Wars action figure collection. He's part of a key iconic scene and that Kenner action figure was such a memorable part of our Creature Cantina playset. Hasbro delivers an "ultimate" Walrus Man with awesome detail, super-articulation, and features that set him evolutions apart from any previous version.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,784

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 16, 2012

This is it! Finally!  An all-new Dr. Evazan is finally here to delight you, threaten you, or annoy you with his absence.  I just got mine last week, so now you get to read about him!  He turned out well, so read on!

Hi-Res Bespin And Naboo Battle Packs

By Mike — Monday, April 16, 2012

Presenting some hi-res detailed photos of the new and upcoming Movie Heroes Bespin Battle and Duel On Naboo Battle Packs. More figure, less action? You won't get too much poseability with 5-8 points of articulation, but they are undoubtedly new sculpts. The Obi-Wan headsculpt even looks amazing in these photos. But will collectors rejoice or gripe? Stay tuned, but in the meantime, enjoy!

Image Bank: VC69 Bastila Shan

By Mike — Sunday, April 15, 2012

Expanded Universe continues to be popular amongst collectors, particularly when it comes to gaming. The 2009 Fan's Choice winner shares the same game (Knights of the Old Republic) and scarcity, and for now, high premium as the 2006 winner, Darth Revan. While traditionalists would rather stick with film based characters, there is a cross market out there that are buying the game based figures up. Besides, Bastila Shan is great looking.

Image Bank: VC68 Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear)

By Mike — Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hasbro had a few iterations in the modern line of the Hoth Rebel Trooper, but collectors wanted an updated version of the Kenner figure with the tan vest.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,783

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 13, 2012

It's the third release of swimming Kit Fisto in "realistic" style! This one was the best, because it came with a wire-filled cloak, a better paint job, and a cool astromech droid sidekick.  I hope you got yours!  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,782

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 12, 2012

This General Grievous was from the wonderful but short-lived line of Walmart Droid Factory sets.  The cape is the unique feature of this one, but is it enough?  Read on!

Print Ad: It's The Quiet Ones You Have To Watch Out For

By Mike — Wednesday, April 11, 2012

This print ad was actually out last summer featuring VC51 Barriss Offee, but she'll be back in circulation as part of 2012 Wave 5 slated for release later this month in case you missed her the first time.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,781

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The tough-to-spell Ratts Tyerell is in stores now, most likely.  While some noticed the initial wave is hanging (because it is), he'll probably dry up soon-- should you get him before he does?  I think so. Read on!

Hasbro Announces New Sustainability Packaging Initiative

By Mike — Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hasbro is going green in more ways than one in 2013. The Pawtucket, Rhode Island company has announced plans to reduce product packaging in many of its global brands, which will result in a 15% improvement in the average product to packaging ratio and a more environmentally friendly packaging overall. 

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,780

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 10, 2012

While not called out on the front of the box, this ARF Trooper is basically Trapper from the really cool Geonosis story arc.  There were zombies and dirt, which I hear kids love.  Should you get him?  Does he look like Waxer and Boil?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,779

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 9, 2012

It's interesting to see that this Battle Droid is getting another run, and is one of the oldest figures to get a redeco in the line's run. (First issue 1998, this issue 2012.)  So the STAP is quite different, but how about the figure?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,778

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 6, 2012

It's Hasbro, and it comes with a new Astromech droid, so Jedi Mickey oddly makes the cut for Figure of the Day.  Is it worth it? No. But you're bored at work so read on!

Vintage Wave 4 Loose: Evazan, Kithaba

By Mike — Friday, April 6, 2012

An eBay seller from Malaysia is selling some loose samples of The Vintage Collection Wave 4 and has added a few nice shots. This assortment, which was held over from last year, includes Dr. Evazan, Nom Anor, Kithaba, and Aayla Secura.

Image Bank: VC92 Anakin Skywalker

By Mike — Friday, April 6, 2012

Deviations from the normal course can at times turn into disaster, and then there are the few instances where it results into brilliant execution. The new Clone Wars "realistic" Anakin Skywalker has to be considered the best one of this character yet. Don't believe me? Take a look at the comparison shot with VC13 Anakin Skywalker to make you marvel in its superiority.