Still looking for a source for those 2013 Trilingual non-U.S. Yoda Cards? CMD Store in Canada has both the 2013 Movie Heroes and Clone Wars action figures for $165 a case. Click here and Happy Hunting!
The all new 2013 Class I Vehicles featuring the new green and mean Yoda line look is now available online and in stores at ToysRUs.com for $23.99 each!
Hasbro has provided us with official images of what was revealed at Celebration CVI on Friday for next year's Droid Factory Wave 2, 2013 Clone Wave 1, 2013 Movie Heroes Wave 1, Class I and II Vehicles, and Fighter Pods. Here's the breakdown:
The Galactic Battle Game campaign officially comes to an end in 2012 and will not be included as a pack-in feature for the Movie Heroes and Clone Wars assortments in 2013.
Legacy Collection in 2013 will be including the Build-A-Droid parts for Droid Factory as its pack in and the Movie Heroes and Clone Wars assortment packaged in the new Yoda line look will only include an action figure stand.
Presenting some packaged photos of the new Movie Heroes/Clone Wars 2012 Class II Wave 2 vehicles featuring the all new Naboo Starfighter, a repainted Republic Tank, and a re-issued Anakin Skywalker Jedi Starfighter. On a side note, that Republic Tank package art featuring Yoda jumping around like a killer jumping bean is too awesome for words.
Toy Palace of Germany is taking pre-orders for the U.S. Target exclusive Darth Maul Returns Battle Pack featuring Darth Maul, Savage Opress, and a Night Sister with larger images of the set and the Galactic Battle game cards.
Hasbro publishes their first Movie Heroes print ad for the season and it looks pretty awesome featuring MH20 Darth Vader breaking out of his plastic shell.
It looks huge as it should be and now showing up in the Philippines (Mabuhay!). Jedi Temple Archives has a report with photos comparing the size of the box and what's inside the new Class III MTT (Multi Troop Transport).
Just as we were wondering what happened to this Target exclusive, a Battle of Naboo Battle Pack packaged sample shows up on eBay with a whopping starting bid of $2000!
The seller is describing it as a prototype, but it does open up the possibility that we may see this on retail or discount shelves. Marshall's anyone?
Sandtroopers.com unveils the scoop of the day by revealing some images of the Target exclusive Darth Maul Returns Battle Pack with Darth Maul (Clone Wars appearance), a Nightsister, and Armored Savage Opress.
"The Force is with you, young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet." This new Movie Heroes action figure, with that light-up lightsaber, captures that scene so amazingly well. It geekily inspired me to load up "Clash of the Lightsabers" on my iPod and photograph him on the POTJ Bespin playset to capture the essence of that scene and…wow...THAT's it. If you're a Vader fan, or even a passing Star Wars fan, you owe it to yourself to pick this figure up.
Here are the Nth releases of these characters within the past 4 months that could potentially cause some redundancy and over saturation in retail. From the head up, they're excellent, and you may argue that at least one or two are the best yet. But the 5 points of articulation are causing much menace for a few collectors, especially since these head sculpts are meant for more action.
When Hasbro bragged during their speedy presentation at this year's Toy Fair that these new Battle Pack figures are the best they've done of these characters yet, they were somewhat correct... from a certain point of view. The regression in articulation has caused much controversy and debate in the collector community since. Yes, these figures feature excellent sculpting and awful POTF2 era poseability. No, it doesn't have to be this good and that bad.
Presenting some hi-res detailed photos of the new and upcoming Movie Heroes Bespin Battle and Duel On Naboo Battle Packs. More figure, less action? You won't get too much poseability with 5-8 points of articulation, but they are undoubtedly new sculpts. The Obi-Wan headsculpt even looks amazing in these photos. But will collectors rejoice or gripe? Stay tuned, but in the meantime, enjoy!
The MH16 Obi-Wan Kenobi comes with a cool Light-Up Lightsaber feature and an all new sculpt.There are two schools of thought when it comes to the latest wave of Movie Heroes. The ultra detailed, super articulated crowd have been at the forefront in recent years, especially with the premium stylings of The Vintage Collection. But a more traditional approach has emerged with Movie Heroes where the articulation is limited and action features have returned to attract a younger audience. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.