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Exclusive Republic Commando Set Online - FREE SHIP

By Mike — Thursday, July 21, 2011

The ToysRUs exclusive Republic Commando set is now available online at ToysRUs.com for $39.99 each and includes FREE Shipping.  The set includes the four members of the elite Delta Squad (Boss, Sev, Fixer, and Scorch) and a Geonosian Warrior.  Update: Out Of Stock

Comic-Con: Hasbro Gets Revenge!

By Mike — Thursday, July 21, 2011

While last year's focus was on The Empire Strikes Back's 30th Anniversary, this year is all about "Getting Revenge". Marvel properties may be the movie darlings of 2011, but Hasbro remains dedicated to their Vintage mission,though most of what they showed at Comic-Con was packaging alone, as they largely touted their show exclusive Revenge of the Jedi Death Star set.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,591

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 20, 2011

It's the Riot Control Clone Trooper!  Part of the most recent wave of The Clone Wars figures, it's a good mix of new and old parts.  Should you go buy two?  Probably.  Read on!

Commemorative Collection Wave 1 Now IN STOCK at EE

By Mike — Wednesday, July 20, 2011

HOT OFF THE TRUCK from site sponsor Entertainment Earth is the new Wave 1 of the Star Wars Blu-ray Commemorative sets! Each set features a backdrop of a classic Star Wars movie poster and comes with 4 figures represented from each film.

Comic-Con: Death Star Trench Run UBP

By Mike — Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Not too exciting but it's definitely new and forthcoming. The images are starting to emerge from the biggest geekfest of the year as SuperHeroHype.com posts a shot directly from Hasbro's booth of the upcoming ToysRUs exclusive Death Star Trench Run Ultimate Battle Pack featuring Luke Skywalker's X-wing Fighter and Darth Vader's TIE Fighter with their associated action figures.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,590

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's Darth Vader!  Or it's Anakin Skywalker-- Hasbro changed the name early in the run, so you can buy it with either name on the packaging.  Is it any good?  You'll just have to read on!

Image Bank: VC50 Han Solo (Bespin Outfit)

By Mike — Monday, July 18, 2011

Hasbro finally delivers a Han Solo in Bespin outfit that we can truly term as the definitive version so far. The dead on facial likeness, super- articulation, and even the "Han-ness", that cocky swagger, is evident in this figure. Sure Hasbro. for their own reasons. didn't include the leg strap, but it doesn't diminish an otherwise excellent execution.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,589

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 18, 2011

It's a Clone Pilot!  This is the one that comes with the brand-new Y-Wing Scout Bomber, and has more than a passing resemblance to Warthog. With ball-jointed hips and great helmet deco, it's a nice figure-- but is it worth buying with the vehicle?  Read on!

The Comic-Con Star Wars Swag Rundown

By Mike — Monday, July 18, 2011

The Official Site gives a breakout of all the exclusive swag at Comic-Con International later this week, including Hasbro's Death Star Collector's Pack, Gentle Giant's McQuarrie Snowtrooper and Jumbo Vinyl Cape Jawa, the SOLD OUT Sideshow 12 inch Clone Commander, and others. 

TRU Exclusive Commander Blackout Online (Pre-order)

By Mike — Monday, July 18, 2011

ToysRUs.com has posted their exclusive Commander Blackout aka Stealth Operations Clone Trooper on their website to pre-order for $7.99 each!

New Vintage Pre-Order Reveals Next Wave

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 18, 2011

Our sponsors Entertainment Earth added a listing for the next wave of Vintage Star Wars figures.   The new case has three previously unreleased figures!

First Look: Kmart Vintage Return of the Jedi The Vintage Collection B-Wing Fighter

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pretend to be excited! Hasbro will likely be unveiling the B-Wing Fighter, a just-released Kmart exclusive in The Vintage Collection at Comic-Con this week. I expect lots of applause from people in the audience who weren't paying attention to store shelves-- but not you, good reader, as you are an astute person with their ear to the tracks for this kind of thing, and good for you. I appreciate that. How is this fourth release of a 1980s mold? Pretty good, actually-- it's basically a redeco of the 2008 Dagger Squad version.

As far as toy vehicles go, the B-Wing (courtesy of its packaging and how it ships) provides one of the best user experiences around for Star Wars spacecraft. Kudos to Hasbro's packaging department for a well-engineered series of inserts, but more on that later.

And wouldn't you love to know what the 1984 ship cost and if the 2011 one is a bargain adjusted for inflation? Click through for images and impressions, after the break.

Toy Aurebesh Translated: Castas Bounty Huner Speeder Bike Vehicle

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 15, 2011

Your pal and mine MeisterShake tweeted me a picture of Castas' Speeder Bike so we could translate the Aurebesh on the vehicle.  What does it say?  "Dog Faced Bounty Hunter."   The more you know!  Thanks for sharing your picture, MeisterShake!

 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,588

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 15, 2011

If you like grey hair on your space warriors, get a look at Sinker here.  He has the same colors as most of Plo Koon's troopers from the first season, plus a unique head design and a removable helmet.  I hope you got one, as they're long gone now.  Read on!

First Look: Clone Wars Y-Wing Scout Bomber, Republic Scout Speeder Mini-Rigs

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 15, 2011

Hasbro has increasingly referred to their vehicle-with-figure assortment as "Mini-Rigs," and for a while it seemed baffling why. These vehicles were mostly bikes and guns, not exactly tiny versions of big-screen vehicles or off-camera hardware. Well, we got a couple of samples-- Y-Wing Scout Bomber and a Republic Scout Speeder-- and we will kindly eat our words now. Each vehicle includes an exclusive Clone Trooper figure and includes play features generally unseen in Hasbro's vehicles of this size. They're small, fun, and are arguably more than worth your cash if the word "mini-rig" gets you excited.

UPDATE: Added some notes on weapons storage and compatibility with other large vehicles.

Click through for images and impressions, after the break.