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Figure of the Day: Day 1,373

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 17, 2010

If there's one constant in the universe it's that you never know what you might get from a General Grievous action figure.  This one is pretty solid-- huge feet, swappable arms, and a nice sculpt ensure he doesn't fall to pieces or melt on you, but his legs could misshapen with time.  Would you believe it's one of the best Grievous figures in years?  Read on!

New Clone Wars Battlepacks at TRU

By Mike — Friday, September 17, 2010

Mickey Gunslinger reports finding the AWESOME ARC Troopers and Mandalorian Commandos Battlepacks at ToysRUs in Chandler, Arizona. He was also tipped by a helpful sales clerk that the exclusive TCW Nikto Guard is in the warehouse by the thousands and set to ship next week. Happy Hunting everybody!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,372

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hey kids, it's another Clone Trooper, this time based on the newer sculpt.   It's in the Bantha Squad, and it is a decent new version of the same (or similar) design we've come to love since 2002.  Read on!

Q&A Bonus: 2010 Vintage Hasbro Vintage Star Wars Foil Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 16, 2010

We got a good question about the new variants hitting stores, so here's an adequate answer!

Is there a foil hunt version for every TVC figure? If so, that sure is a lot of hunting to do *sigh*. If not, which ones do have a foil version?

Figure of the Day: Day 1,371

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Still available in some towns, this Shadow Stormtrooper cast in clear plastic is an unusual creature in our favorite action figure line.  Rarely does Hasbro do Star Wars releases cast entirely in clear plastic, but here you go.  Is it worth it?   Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,370

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's orange!  This Clone Trooper has a jetpack and comes with several other swell figures.  Is this one different enough to add to your growing squad of citrus-flavored white-armored troopers?  Read on!

HASBRO Star Wars Q&A (Post Celebration V Edition)

By Adam May — Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Galactic Hunter: The easiest and hardest question to tackle was partially answered at Celebration V. As collectors asked whether the Young Boba Fett's Slave I from The Clone Wars animated series would lead to Slave 1 from The Empire Strikes Back, the answer was simple and obvious —'Yes, if it sells well enough.' So there's an additional sales pitch! The question is, hypothetically (aside from paint ops) what changes could/would be made, and what figures (again hypothetically) would the team like to see included? This would be the perfect chance to get a mustachioed Bespin Guard out, or is he going to get the fully carded treatment?

Galactic Hunter: Did all of the children swapping droid parts (and showing off their "kitbash" droids) at the along with the adults offering to buy them do anything to persuade Team Star Wars to put together a little Build-A-Droid/Droid Factory playset? (It can be mostly cardboard even - it's obvious that the droids are the focus and play pattern. That was COOL!)

Image Bank: VCP03 Vintage Rocket Firing Boba Fett

By Mike — Tuesday, September 14, 2010

For 5 POP's and $7 bucks, you can get a small piece of your childhood back. Well, for a lot of us. VCP03 Rocket Firing Boba Fett has a special place in Star Wars collecting history and kudos to Hasbro for making this mailaway happen. The first wave is shipping now, so be nice to your mailman lest he get bent out of shape.

Image Bank: VC09 Boba Fett

By Mike — Monday, September 13, 2010

For VC09 Boba Fett, Hasbro updates last year's BD36 (which in turn was an update of the Evolutions Fett), gives it a more authentic paint refresh, and tweaked the helmet to make it a little more movie accurate. We can nitpick about wrist articulation and giving him a Jeremy Bulloch as Chuck Norris head, but this figure coupled with the awesome vintage packaging needs to be on your hunt list if you can find one. It really is the best Fett yet. Post your comments and let us know what you think!

"He's No Good To Me Bent"

By Mike — Monday, September 13, 2010

Reports are coming in of collectors receiving their Mail Away Vintage Boba Fetts from coast to coast. The not so good news is the mailer boxes haven't been the sturdiest and cards have been coming in bent and crushed.

Image Bank: VC08 Darth Vader

By Mike — Sunday, September 12, 2010

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have VC08 Darth Vader. An awesome new head sculpt with the body of the Evo Vader is diminished by the inability of the 3 piece helmet to stay together. With apologies to Tootie, what's your take on the new Dark Lord of the Sith? Post your comments and be heard!

Image Bank: VC07 Dack Ralter

By Mike — Saturday, September 11, 2010

In the Star Wars universe, when one makes an assessment of a particularly dire situation, like, oh say, an impending land battle with a superior Imperial force, you're better off saying "I have a bad feeling about this" rather than an over exuberant "feeling you can take on the whole Empire" yourself. VC07 Dack Ralter features a whole new head sculpt and some recycled parts from previously released pilots. Make sure to post your comments!

Ad: ROTS Wave Vintage IN STOCK at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ad: Looking for the latest Hasbro Star Wars Vintage Collection figures? Check out Entertainment Earth! Wave 2 and Wave 2 Revision 2 are in stock now (while supplies last), with a mix of foil packaging and the regular cards. Click through for pricing and availability.

Figure of the Day: Day 1,368

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 10, 2010

What's big, green, and mean?  Not this guy.  But this Clone Trooper is green, and carries a mean gun.  Did you start building your army of this one yet?  If not, should you?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC06 See-Threepio (C-3PO)

By Mike — Friday, September 10, 2010

In designing VC06 See-Threepio (C-3PO), Hasbro had to find middle ground between authenticity and play value. The all new figure has a great sculpt, articulation, and more prominently, cool removable panels to reveal his droid innards. But to allow this feature, Hasbro compromised his shiny golden-ness by relinquishing the vac metal deco. Did they do the figure justice?