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Hasbro Announces the Build-A-Droid Galactic Swap Meet at Celebration V

By Adam May — Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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Press Release:

Hasbro will be hosting the Galactic Swap Meet at the Hasbro booth at Celebration V!  Bring your surplus Build-a-Droid parts and trade with us, and other fans, as our booth becomes the hub for some serious droid-part-swapping!
 
We will have a limited supply of complete parts available for 14 of the buildable droids from the Legacy/Droid Factory basic figure line (see attached poster for exact droids we will have). Just bring your extra Legacy/Droid Factory parts and trade them 1-for-1 for parts you need to complete your unfinished droids.
 
Even if you don’t see the droids for which you need parts on the list, bring what you have anyway... there’s always a chance that another fan will have what you need.
 
To ensure that as many people as possible can complete their droids, we ask that only 2 Droid pieces be exchanged per person per day.

[Editor's Note: Massive thanks to the Boss for putting this together.]

Post-Comic-Con Posters & Goodies Giveaway

By Adam May — Tuesday, August 3, 2010

We will be monitoring [hint — encouraging] comments (for quality control, naturally) for a bit as we pack our bags and go through our checklists leading up to Celebration V in Orlando, FL.  Comments can lead to goodies like Hasbro's Star Wars posters from Comic-Con 2010 (and maybe even surplus posters going back a few years); a set (or more once we take stock) of those oh-so frame-worthy backer cards (from Hasbro, naturally); and whatever goodies we stu

2010 Star Wars Saga Legends Obi-Wan Kenobi Variant

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Our pal Victoria sent us a picture of a new Saga Legends Obi-Wan Kenobi variation hitting stores now.  Both figures share the same SKU, but different tools were employed to make this figure.  The first release was a repack of the Attack of the Clones Outlander Club version, sold as part of the dark blue and gold carded "Saga" figures in late 2003.  The second release is based on the 2008 Revenge of the Sith figure on the "30th Anniversary" style cards which included display stands.  Both are packed with guns, a card, a display

Figure of the Day: Day 1,340

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hey kids, it's the brand-new (as of this week [or last month]) General Grievous!  He has swappable heads, arms you can rip off, and even hackable legs.  Unfortunately, his plastic is a little soft.  Is he worth tracking down?   Read on!

Target Resets...Finally

By Mike — Monday, August 2, 2010

A few Target stores are beginning their resets for Back to School and that includes finally putting out some new Star Wars merchandise. The store in Chandler Village, Arizona rolled out their merch with Clone Wars and Saga Legend pricepoints at $6.99 and Vintage at $7.99 (AT-AT was $99.99)  Also on the shelves are the new Hoth Assault and Clone Troopers & Droids Battle Packs. Happy Hunting Hunters. Now's the time for the late night runs and burning that gas! Whoohooo!!

Clone Wars Wave 5 OUT

By Mike — Monday, August 2, 2010

The latest wave of new blue card Clone Wars action figures have been found by Mickey Gunslinger at a Walmart in Albuquerque (we guess Mickey must have taken that left turn!) The new figures include CW20 Mace Windu with battle damage Jango helmet, CW22 Battle Droid Commander, and CW24 Jungle Camo ARF Trooper.

Figure of the Day: Day 1,339

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 2, 2010

Hey kids, it's Coleman Trebor!  This retooled version of the dinosaur-like Jedi Knight may still be at a Target near you, and at full price.  Is he worth the purchase?  Read on!

TIE Bomber 2010 Remix, All New Features

By Adam May — Monday, August 2, 2010

Shaking off the post-Comic-Con whiplash/hangover the lads over at Sandtroopers.com slap up one more new piece to blow our socks off. The 2010 TIE Bomber from Hasbro's Vintage Collection has more new features than expected. (Turn a dial at the back to drop missiles?) Who would have ever thought that would happen (and work)? There's also the modern convenience of having an ejecting TIE Pilot.

Original Sculpt: Jabba the Hutt, 2010 Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 1, 2010

Your pal and mine David Silva just updated his site Creative Beast with his work on the original sculpt for the just-released Jabba the Hutt!  Wow!  Check it out, won't you?  Be sure to see all his amazing work, including McFarlane Toys figures and dinosaur sculptures!

Review: Jabba the Hutt Wal-Mart Star Wars Exclusive

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 1, 2010

Another in a series of hastily-written Star Wars toy impressions!  This time, Wal-Mart's exclusive Jabba the Hutt!  We reveal secrets, and you get to see Oola's shirt off.  Read on!

Wal-Mart Jabba the Hutt Out, $34.97

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 1, 2010

We located one Jabba the Hutt with Oola Action Figure set at Wal-Mart in Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon.  It it exclusive to the chain, and for those keeping track it was $34.97.  It is worth noting that the pipe and bowl are retooled and do not include Jabba's creature snacks, so you may wish to hold on to the 2004 model's accessories.

Figure of the Day: Day 1,338

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 30, 2010

Hey kids, it's the Dark Trooper!  This awesome figure appears in a more primitive, more stabby incarnation.  It's a shared exclusive between Toys "R" Us and online accounts... but that doesn't mean you're likely to see one in your travels.  Is he worth putting in some effort to find?  Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,337

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 29, 2010

This is one Star Wars figure a lot of fans missed.  Tarados Gon was one of the last figures on the "blue" Legacy Collection packaging, and he came with an HK-47 part.  If you missed him, should you fix that mistake?  Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,336

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Star of stage, screen, and podcasts, Yoda is all things to all Star Wars fans.  Heck, he's even a great podcaster.  This 2009 Clone Wars action figure is loaded with articulation, but should you add him to your massive pile of Yoda toys?  Read on!

Kmart Exclusive Hasbro Jodo Kast Action Figure Surfacing

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Star Wars Kmart exclusive action figure Jodo Kast is starting to hit Kmarts according to your emails!  The prices are said to be $8.49 or $8.99 depending on location. We have not personally found the toy but enough are surfacing for us to say happy hunting!