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The Force "Discovered": Walmart Exclusives Rolling Out

By Mike — Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The 1999 party continues and it's happening at Walmart. The Discover The Force exclusives are now being put out just in time for the release of The Phantom Menace 3D this weekend. Our initial concerns about single case assortments being found have been proven unwarranted by the wonderful revelation that Walmart stores (most of them anyway) will be placing a POS display with all 17 exclusive pieces including 12 figures, 2 Battle Packs, 2 Vehicles, and the Qui-Gon Jinn Electronic Lightsaber. Discover The Force indeed!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,735

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Another Geonosian Warrior?  Yup! You can build an army out of the different versions Hasbro made, including this 2-pack release from 2010.  Is this now-clearanced figure worth it?  Read on, and be sure to vote in the new FOTD poll!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,734

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 6, 2012

This is the brand-new Anakin Skywalker figure that Hasbro just released in the last couple of weeks.  It looks a lot like the other ones, but it is indeed a brand-new, thinner sculpt with new accessories.  Do you need a lightsaber launcher?  Well, no, of course you don't.  But aren't you the slightest bit curious if it's any fun?  I am.

Discover The Force Figures Are Out

By Mike — Monday, February 6, 2012

The Walmart exclusive Discover The Force wave of action figures have finally hit the U.S. SWCollector reports finding the entire assortment at a store in Texas. The pricepoint is relative to the Movie Heroes line at $8.96 each and looks to be packed 1 per case. This may portend to tough hunting in the onset for the likes of Ric Olie and G8-R3, since these are a few of the figures in the wave which aren't planned to be re-issued in Vintage cards later in the year.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,733

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, February 3, 2012

One good Tiin deserves another!  Saesee Tiin is based loosely on the animation model, plopping a new head on Obi-Wan Kenobi's body.  Is he worth tracking down?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,732

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 2, 2012

Did you know Hasbro made an entire Jedi High Council collection complete with seats? It's true! Saesee Tiin was one of 18 figures spread over 2 years and 6 sets, but is he a good figure in his own right? Or should you buy it for the chairs?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,731

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This Nute Gunray figure from 2003 was Hasbro's last to date, and it reuses bits and pieces from the 1999 original.  Is he worth grabbing?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,730

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's Anakin Skywalker with a stylish poncho!  The main reason to buy this set is for a certain junk trader, but this Anakin ain't bad. Should you get him?  Read on!

Walmart Dewback and Vulture Droid Online

By Mike — Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Walmart exclusive Discover The Force Dewback and Vulture Droid are IN STOCK now at Walmart.com for $29.96 each. 

Image Bank: Mos Espa Arena (Discover The Force)

By Mike — Monday, January 30, 2012

This set as a whole is not bad. The not fully assembled Episode I C-3PO, while lacking the 14 points of articulation we see as standard today, is as solidly sculpted and painted now as it was back in 1999. The only drawback is that he can't hold the included Anakin Podracer flag as he should be able to. The Power of the Jedi Sebulba (Boonta Eve Challenge) sculpt is good enough and Anakin Skywalker, from 2000's POTJ "mechanic" figure, is marginal for what he is due to the limited articulation. This Anakin mold is also used for the Target 2 Pack exclusive, with the "dirtier" variation for this Battle Pack. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,729

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 30, 2012

This ARC Trooper figure from 2005 is incredibly cheap, and Hasbro's most Fordo-y ARC Trooper.  If you can't afford it on eBay, odds are you can't afford internet access.  Take advantage of the down market and get one.  Read on, too!

Image Bank: Royal Starship Droids (Discover The Force)

By Mike — Sunday, January 29, 2012

Walmart appears to be the retailer of choice for exclusives in 2012 with their "Discover The Force" campaign. Each Hasbro Star Wars merchandise includes a pair of 3D glasses and a 3D image on the packaging to share the concept with the TPM re-rerelease. The Royal Starship Droids aren't entirely new but it is a great Battle Pack that evokes one of my favorite scenes in the film which re-introduces R2-D2 as always saving the day.

Movie Heroes Wave II Photos

By Mike — Sunday, January 29, 2012

The guys at Rebelscum have posted some fantastic photos of the new Movie Heroes Wave II. These have reportedly been found in Canada, thus the variant cardbacks. A few quick hit observations are the great facial likenesses of Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, Anakin grew a few inches since becoming a Padawan, and the light up sabers look absolutely stunning. Click here for their gallery!

Target Exclusive Movie Heroes 2 Pack Out

By Mike — Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Target exclusive Evolutions Light Movie Heroes The Rise of  Darth Vader and Emergence of the Sith 2 Packs are now out. The retail is $14.99 each and the DPCI is 087060121

At a short glance, all four figures appear to be re-issues with slight paint modifications. Happy Hunting!

 

MH04 Battle Droid: Two There Are

By Mike — Saturday, January 28, 2012

On your weekend hunt (and if you're not, you should because stuff is out and the time is NOW), keep an eye out for the 2 Movie Heroes Battle Droid variations. One is the Episode I Naboo version (cream) and the other is Episode II Geonosis red. Both are available on the pegs but it appears the red one is more available for now.