Hasbro's first attempt at a non-R2-D2 astromech droid form was one of its best. The then-nameless Astromech Droid later christened R2-R9 had a light-up light (rather than the eyeport, which never lights up) and tons of articulation with no ugly action features to get in the way. In 1999, it was beautiful-- and it's still
Our sponsor Entertainment Earth posted Wave 4 of The Vintage Collection which showcases a mix of figures from Attack of the Clones as well as previous waves. It's due in January, but what's in it?
The new Target Hasbro Star Wars exclusives aren't just starting to hit US stores-- reader Chad found not one, not two, but pretty much all of Target's remaining 2010 exclusives at Zeller's in Canada. So don't be too jealous of us in the USA, Canadians! Chad writes:
Back in 2003 Hasbro unveiled the first-ever Super Articulated Star Wars action figure-- and in 2005, Entertainment Earth had it repainted as an exclusive. 12 alternate decoes were created of the Clone Trooper and this one has some battle damage on it-- it was also never reissued. Should you track it down? Read on!
A repaint of last year's "clean" release (and this year's re-release), CW24 Jungle Camo ARF Trooper offers nothing new except the cool camouflage paint deco based on his appearance in The Clone Wars theatrical film. And for this, we recommend picking up a couple. Make sure to post your comments!
The newly-released "vintage" Darth Sidious is far more awesome than it looks at first glance. His hood really clings nicely, his sculpting is wonderful, and just look at that face! Are you making a huge mistake by not running out to the store to buy one right now? Read on!
Another running change, and this time it's a good one, for SL05 Jango Fett reported by Jedi Temple Archives via the Australian Mousedroid.com Forums. It appears that the less articulated, pre-posed 2002 sculpt that is available in U.S. stores now may be swapped for the TAC57 sculpt, which would obviously be preferred.
The TLC 2.5 foot Millennium Falcon (aka BMF), is back IN STOCK again at TRU.com for $169.99, about $20 what it originally retailed for. It's pretty much out of distribution, so if you have extra Geoffrey bucks to spend and want to score a FREE exclusive Nikto Guard, this is a good thing. It also ship for free. Click here to order yours!
The awesome and elusive Walmart exclusive Jabba's Throne if now back IN STOCK online for $38.88 each. Apparently, we also have to watch for rising prices at WM since it was first originally listed for $34.88. Still a set worth the money if you have yet to pick this up. Click here to order!
A vast improvement from last year's release, CW23 Kit Fisto is another great figure in the 2010 Clone Wars assortment. Hasbro gives him well articulated legs and ankles this time along with a soft goods skirt so he can easily fit into the cockpit of his new Walmart exclusive Jedi Starfighter. Not surprisingly, Kit has been one of the harder to find at least in this reporter's area. Don't hesitate to pick him up of you see him. Make sure to post your comments!
Rumors abound that this Clone Commander figure from the comic packs earlier in 2010 are starting to hit closeout shelves-- but we haven't seen them yet. It's a repaint, sure, but is it worth it? Read on!
A wonderfully executed figure with the perfect sculpt and great articulation, CW11 Aurra Sing is the best yet, and if you haven't picked her up, you need to. A brand new super articulated sculpt that is evolutions above her POTJ and Saga iterations, Sing is a pasty yet sexy volatile piece of plastic. If we were to nitpick, an additional dead Jedi lightsaber would have been fantastic. Please post your comments on the bounty hunter!
The Walmart exclusive Kit Fisto Jedi Starfighter was found this evening at a store in San Diego, Ca. Based on The Clone Wars series Delta-7b, this starfighter repaint is a different design and paint scheme from the Delta-7 Target exclusive released in 2006. Retail price is $23.77. Happy Hunting!
Toys R Us is having another great week of deals both in store and online with the Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack on sale for $89.99, Lightsabers for $14.99, and 30% off all LEGO sets. Purchase $30 or more of Star Wars merchandise and receive the exclusive Nikto Guard for FREE. Click here to shop online!
The Walmart exclusive Malevolence DVD 2 Packs have been spotted at a store in San Diego for $15.97 each. Each set comes with a DVD containing an episode from The Clone Wars Malevolence story arc. Other than this, the figures have been re-issued from previously released blister cards.