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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,429

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 6, 2010

Offered before many of you were born, Rocket Firing Boba Fett is something of a holy grail, a legend not just in Star Wars, but in the world of toy collecting in general.  The 2010 mail-in version has been changed significantly from the original design, meaning nobody should be able to pass this off as an original.  Is this a pro, or a con?  Read on!

TRU: AT-AT, Rise of Fett Sale AND FREE Figure

By Mike — Sunday, December 5, 2010

This week's Toys R Us sale features 20% the Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack and $20 both the regular and exclusive Vintage edition AT-AT. Also on sale are the Electronic Helmets and Blasters, and the Star Wars Uncle Milton Science sets for 25% off.

Image Bank: SL06 Darth Vader

By Mike — Saturday, December 4, 2010

 Ah, the tale of two Vaders, also known as Vader's aplenty for the holiday pegs.  First releasing the removable helmet figure from 2008's The Legacy Collection (BD08), Hasbro run changes it for the more ESB appropriate version from 2006's The Saga Collection. Both versions are readily available on the pegs along with the newly released The Vintage Collection figure. 

ToyFare Unveils New 2011 Figures

By Mike — Saturday, December 4, 2010

Courtesy of an astute member of the Rebelscum forums, scans of the latest issue of ToyFare magazine previews the upcoming The Vintage Collection action figures of Barris Offee, Bom Vidin, Weequay, and a brand spankin new upgraded Rebel Fleet Trooper! There's also unpainted first shots of Fan's Choice favorite winner Bastila Shan and one Doctor E!.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,428

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 3, 2010

Hasbro sure likes to make barely-different troopers, like this Scout Trooper from 2007. Hasbro put out a big exclusive boxed set at Target and painted each Biker Scout differently-- just to keep you busy.  (Or to make your dioramas better, perhaps.) Either way, how is it? Excellent. Read on, dudes!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,427

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's the first-ever modern-era Wicket which, at nearly 12 years old, is a lot less modern.  This was one of the first two modern Ewoks, setting the bar for the slow drip to follow for the next few years.  He was just upgraded, but how does the original stack up?  Read on!

New Battle Over Endor Battlepacks

By Mike — Thursday, December 2, 2010

Right out of the climactic scene from Return of the Jedi comes these new and exciting packaged images of the forthcoming Battle Over Endor Battlepacks courtesy of JediNews UK.  

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,426

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ever since 21 used the name of Count Dooku as a euphemism for an act in the bathroom, fans have wondered if we'll get a better version of the figure.  OK, that's not at all true, but this is indeed a better version of Christopher Lee.  Should you run out and buy him at Target right now?  Read on!

Print Ad: Vintage Strikes Back!

By Mike — Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hasbro's latest print ad spotlights their new Vintage Collection and The Empire Strikes Back wave featuring Han Solo and Princess Leia recreating the Hoth Rebel base evacuation.

Image Bank: SL13 Yoda

By Mike — Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Size matters not, yet Yoda comes packin with a firing cannon! First released in 2005 for the Revenge of the Sith collection, this version comes with a removable plastic molded cape, which hinders his poseability when he has it on, but has decent articulation underneath.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,425

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Since the 1970s, Boba Fett  has been a major presence in fan imaginations and toy boxes.  This younger incarnation of the character has stunning articulation, good accessories, and, sadly, no helmet.  It's a big improvement over the other prequel-inspired figure, but should you get him?  Read on!

Image Bank: SL11 Darth Vader (Sith Apprentice)

By Mike — Monday, November 29, 2010

The "guts" of this sculpt was from the Sith Evolutions figure from 2005, which Hasbro retooled along with a new headsculpt for The 30th Anniversary Collection in 2008. Now that The Vintage Collection figure is considered the frontrunner, this SL version, with its limited arm articulation but not too bad a head sculpt, is relegated to secondary Battle Pack filler status. You know, for the kids.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,424

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 29, 2010

Galen Marek or Starkiller, the Secret Apprentice, or whatever you want to call him has a lot of names, and even more costume changes.  This 2010 release is based on a Jango Fett mold-- and it's pretty great!   Read on to see what you're missing.

Image Bank: SL10 Clone Trooper (Phase II)

By Mike — Sunday, November 28, 2010

This Clone Trooper mold was part of an immensely popular Entertainment Earth exclusive in 2005 and was later re-released for the TAC Saga Legends assortment in 2007. He's not a bad EP2 (Phase II) clone to build troops if you're inclined to do so, especially with all the 2 fers and BOGO's being promoted at your favorite retailer this holiday season.

Image Bank: SL09 General Grievous

By Mike — Sunday, November 28, 2010

First released as an Episode III Sneak Preview figure, this version of General Grievous has been repacked so many times we lost count. The cape was switched from white to grey and an electrostaff added in 2006 for The Saga Collection, but everything else, save some slight deco changes, remains the same. You can also pick up this Grievous in the just released Battle of Utapau Battlepack if you haven't had enough of him.