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TF14: LEGO Event Image Bank

By Mike — Sunday, February 16, 2014

Photos from this morning's LEGO Toy Fair media event have been uploaded to our Image Bank. There are plenty of awesome new sets scheduled to release in 2014, including ships and characters inspired by the new Star Wars Rebels series, a Star Destroyer and AT-AT, and much more. Click here to check out the gallery!

 

 

 

SDCC13: Gentle Giant, Sideshow, Kotobukiya, Acme Archives in the Image Bank

By Mike — Thursday, July 18, 2013

We have loaded a ton of photos in our SDCC 2013 Image Bank of all the wonderful, amazing stuff that Gentle Giant, Sideshow, Kotobukiya, and Acme Archives have in store for 2013 and 2014. Life size Vintage Stormtrooper? Why, of course!

NYCC 2012: Views From The Floor

By Mike — Monday, October 15, 2012

The big show is over and we've uploaded over an additional 100 photos for your viewing pleasure of the NYCC exhibit floor. I love browsing the dealer booths in hopes of finding a good deal on a few older or vintage pieces that I need in my collection, and while I don't have $60,000 in spare change to bid on a copy of Avengers #1, the looking and picking are always fun from t-shirts to posters, and of course, plastic.

Review: Vintage Collection Scout Walker (AT-ST)

By Mike — Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hasbro repaints 2009's awesome AT-ST mold, repacks it in a Vintage Collection box, and offers it up as a K-Mart exclusive. For $34.99, it's rightly priced without a figure compared to the $44 that included one with the Legacy Collection Wal-Mart exclusive. Are the superb Vintage packaging and enhanced deco enough to make you collect another Chicken Walker?

Review: VC115 Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath)

By Mike — Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Out of all the scene specific Vader's, an "Emperor's Wrath" is probably one of the more symbolic in the saga. Perhaps this figure should have been badged as "Redemption" Vader, though it doesn't have as cool a tone. This is the third Force Lightning energized 'Wrath" Vader in the line (although "Emperor's Wrath" as a sub-moniker isn't mentioned on either card variant), the first as far back as 2000's Power of the Jedi. The Vintage Collection version includes a detachable hand, Force Lightning effects, and what's become a signature look for this scene specific figure; a transparent helmet.

Review: VC111 Princess Leia (Bespin Outfit)

By Mike — Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Leia Organa in her glamorous Bespin gown has always been one of the princess' more ornate outfits in the saga. Her standard white color pallet was starkly disrupted during the Cloud City sequence and it was a great change of pace from a costuming standpoint. The figure renditions over the years have attempted to recreate the outer gown, from the vinyl cape of the classic vintage Kenner version to the more woven POTF2 Princess Collection that would be more appropriate as window dressing. For the 2012 Vintage Collection, you get two variant cardbacks with one paying homage to a "Lost Line" look to go with a nicely sculpted and articulated figure. But did Hasbro get the gown right?

Comic-Con: Lucasfilm Pavilion Image Bank

By Mike — Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Lucasfilm Pavilion was the usual hotbed of activity with lots to see and shop, and unless you had an aversion for crawling, slithering, reptiles like a certain world hopping fedora wearing archeologist, then the live snake display touting the release of the Indiana Jones series on Blu-ray was certainly a highlight.

Review: Special Action Figure Set - Droid Set

By Mike — Sunday, July 8, 2012

Are these the droids you're looking for? One certainly is. We're eternal fans of the galaxy's motorized domestic help, and Hasbro recreates Kenner's classic packaging once again for this Target exclusive, which like the original, faithfully includes modern versions of R5-D4, a Death Star Droid, and an all new Power Droid…GONK!

Review: Special Action Figure Set - Villain Set

By Mike — Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Target exclusive Vintage Collection Special Action Figure Sets make a return this summer with their gloriously recreated Kenner packaging. And while previous sets were mostly style over substance, the latest two include all new figures which ups the desirability and open them factor. This second Villain Set includes an all new nicely sculpted and detailed Snaggletooth that you'll definitely want to add to your collection of boozin alien barflies.

Image Bank: CW14 Aayla Secura

By Mike — Thursday, July 5, 2012

The galaxy's most exquisite navel gets a re-release of her Clone Wars action figure after being short circulated in 2009. Aayla Secura comes with a jetpack, lightsaber, and 14 wonderful points of articulation. Check out all her photos in our latest Image Bank update!

Review: CW18 Clone Commander Fox

By Mike — Saturday, June 30, 2012

The commander of the elite Senate Guard transitions into Phase II armor and penalized with less leg articulation, but Commander Fox looks absolutely smashing in his Target employee colorway. And while this figure could easily be that retailer's exclusive, he's available in general circulation as the 18th Clone Wars assortment figure for 2012. That is if you can find him.

Review: CW12 Obi-Wan Kenobi

By Mike — Monday, June 25, 2012

The brave,noble, chin pondering Jedi Knight gets an update in 2012 that is an overall improvement in terms of sculpt, but loses some articulation in the process. Hasbro must not have been entirely happy with the version from 2011 and decided to issue a new, sterner looking, head sculpt a year later. Obi-Wan even comes with a climbing pack for some play value.

Image Bank: VC56 Kithaba (Red Variant)

By Mike — Sunday, June 24, 2012

We typically like our variants with some point of interest or backstory to them, and while the red bandana Kithaba isn't by any stretch of the imagination a vinyl caped Jawa, the fact that Hasbro changed up to better match the actual character and vintage version is interestingly cool.

Review: CW13 Captain Rex (Phase II Armor)

By Mike — Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The standard brand bearer and primary clone for The Clone Wars series gets an update in 2012 that transitions him into Phase II armor. The new Captain Rex looks absolutely magnificent, with great sculpting, awesome deco and weathering detail, and shares some parts with CW2 Phase II Clone Trooper. What he lacks in articulation (8 points), Rex certainly makes some up for in aesthetics. But will that make the cut for pose happy collectors?

Image Bank: VC20 Yoda (Canadian Variant)

By Mike — Thursday, June 14, 2012

We can blame Canada for this cool carded variant of VC20 Yoda. The Jedi Master is packaged in a Return of the Jedi cardback with the iconic photo that was featured in the original Kenner release instead of the more correct, and dare we say not as iconic, Revenge of the Sith card that was distributed here domestically.