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Image Bank: VC13 Anakin Skywalker

By Mike — Saturday, August 28, 2010

Where the master falls short, the apprentice shines. VC13 Anakin Skywalker is clearly the best iteration of the chosen one yet. Superb sculpt, super articulation, and soft goods that work. Heck, they even nailed the hair.

Image Bank: VC12 Darth Sidious

By Mike — Friday, August 27, 2010

While the devil wears Prada, VC12 Darth Sidious certainly has a penchant for faux fur. The head sculpt is amazing and kudos on the removal cowl, but the execution of the felt soft goods jacket falls a little short. Sort of like a particularly cranky bag lady look. What makes sense with a Gamorrean Guard doesn't necessarily work with the evil despot of a galaxy far, far away. Just sayin, Big H.

Figure of the Day: Day 1,358

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 27, 2010

If you can't get enough concept art toys, try this Snowtrooper on for size!  He has a cloth piece, a wacky silver gun, and a lot of detail that seems right out of 1979.  Is he worth your time?  Yes.  So read on!

ROTS Wave and Foil Chase at TRU!

By Mike — Friday, August 27, 2010

The Gunslinger strikes again! Mickey reports finding the new Revenge of the Sith wave at Toys R Us in San Diego, CA, including foil chase cards of Han Solo, Darth Vader, Commander Cody, and Magna Guard. Happy Weekend Hunting all!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,357

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 26, 2010

If you're not out on a toy run, why not read about this unique Snowtrooper!  From a 2007 Target exclusive, this uniquely stained Imperial grunt stands apart from your army of similar figures-- and it came in a really swell boxed set, easily one of Hasbro's finest.  If you haven't added him to your ranks by now, should you?   Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,356

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Depending on the person's location, fans may tell you that this Leia (Hoth Outfit) is currently the most popular of the 11 just-released figures from The Empire Strikes Back.  She's certainly deserving of such sales, even if it may not be true, but is she worth your going out and buying?  Read on!

The New Slave I Has Carbonite Storage

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 25, 2010

If you picked up the new Slave I in the Toys "R" Us exclusive "Rise of Boba Fett" Ultimate Battle Pack (in stores now), you may have noticed a few special compartments-- and maybe even guessed what they could be used, or repurposed, for.  We took the liberty of taking some quick shots of the Carbonite chamber in these storage areas.  Click through for pictures!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,355

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hey kids, it's the Clone Trooper Fives!  He has a five on his head-- hence the name.  Other than that, is he special?  Or is he just another variant to make you mad?  I liked it, but you should read on anyway.

Image Bank: VC01 Dengar

By Mike — Monday, August 23, 2010

VC01 Dengar would never win a beauty contest, but his latest incarnation in plastic is primo. A striking head sculpt with wicked detail in the paint app, the bounty hunter is in  a worthy place first in line for the new Vintage Collection figures.

Fun with the New Slave 1

By Mike — Monday, August 23, 2010

Galactic reader Erik Y. found the new Ultimate Battlepack "Rise of Boba Fett" Slave 1 at his ToysRUs store in Pittsburgh and sends in these cool photos of its pilot touring the newfangled cockpit. This is an awesome new vehicle with lots of extras that are hitting TRUs now. Can't wait for the ESB version! Happy Hunting! 

Figure of the Day: Day 1,354

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 23, 2010

What's big, grey, and has a giant gun for a hand?  That's right, the Heavy Assault Super Battle Droid.  This retooled version of the 2008 berserker now has a useful built-in weapon and a slightly changed deco-- is it worth it?  Read on!

Image Bank: Jodo Kast (K-Mart)

By Mike — Sunday, August 22, 2010

"Ain't Nothing like the real thing, Baby" is a tune that Jodo Kast should have listened to when taking on the reputation and identity of one Boba Fett. This K-Mart exclusive improves upon the 2008 version with a removable helmet and new headsculpt as well as an updated paint app.

Figure of the Day: Day 1,353

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 20, 2010

Hasbro isn't shy about reusing its 2001 Rebel Trooper mold. This body has had no fewer than 5 heads to date and Hasbro seems to waffle on the prospects of redoing what was once a state-of-the-art release.  Should you pick up this, yet another version of the famous trooper? Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,352

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 19, 2010

If you like your robots retro, the Rocket Battle Droid is a good candidate.  Released in a couple of ways so far, this figure has a big can opener, a rocket pack, and a wacky helmet thing on his head.  How can you go wrong?  You can't!  Read on!

TRU Vintage AT-AT Found

By Mike — Thursday, August 19, 2010

Our desert based Galactic Hunter, Mickey Gunslinger, comes through once again reporting that the Kennertastic Vintage Boxed AT-AT was found today in Toys R Us Chandler, AZ with a TRU exclusive price of $109.99. Happy Hunting and keep reporting those finds hunters!