A store chain I've never heard of has Star Wars toys that shouldn't exist, at prices you probably won't want to pay - $19.99 gets you one carded Legacy Collection figure from the doomed 2012 line. Carded samples were known to exist in the hands of a few (OK, 1) private collector so this is something of a shock. Click here for more at Yakface.com, click here for Rebelscum's report.
At press time I am unsure if any are different (or how different) from the figures that eventually came out in Amazon's boxed set or the first wave of Black Series releases, but you can all take solace in the fact that there are no truly exclusive characters to be had here.
For months, a lot of cargo simply hasn't been getting to retail thanks to a dispute in numerous ports. According to the USA Today, there may be a resolution! A lot of cargo has been sitting in the ocean or at a dock for weeks if not months, but here's the quote that really matters:
Last weekend Disney Stores rolled out new Star Wares for May 4th, but a couple weeks earlier a few of us were in California for a press event showcasing new toys including Disney Store Plush. These aren't the same as the items currently sold by Comic Images, some are larger, some are smaller, and they're all quite different - creatures, robots, and aliens are on deck from Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back.
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At the Star Wars Disney Store event, one of the better value items was a trio of what they refer to as Fig Sets. There are no fruity treats included as the name may imply, but rather six, roughly three-inch figures in a decent box for a pretty low price.
So far we only got a glimpse at sets from the original three movies, and it seems to be a stunning start. Read on for more!
The Disney Store retail outlets are fortunate enough to have a parent company that seems to have a real lust for developing its newfound intellectual properties. Sure, there are toys to be had, and lunch boxes, and kid-size shirts, but now you can get mugs too. Excited? Well, it's a mug, what do you want from me?
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Last week, Star Wars and Disney bloggers were at the House of Mouse to check out new toys including Disney's own 12 3/4-inch scale electronic Star Wars action figures. It's important to note that these are not 1:6 scale (12-inch figures) - Luke is taller at 12 3/4-inches, with other characters like Darth Vader and Chewbacca exceeding 14-inches.
Each figure has a lot of articulation plus electronic lights and sounds - a decent deal at $29.99, wouldn't you say? Read on for more!
Earlier in the week, a few Disney and Star Wars bloggers were whisked away by the House of Mouse to check out a number of upcoming toys in development for sale in The Disney Store retail outlets. An example of something taught in schools as "vertical integration," we now have a company absorbing numerous parts of a business - not only do they make the movie, own the rights, hire the actors, own the characters, and sell the product, but they're going to design and manufacture it in house, too. This article looks at the die-cast vehicle segment, which brings back metal in a meaty way with $10-$20 ships. Each of the 12 new vehicles has moving parts, is due later this year, and will likely remind the very older and infirmed of us of Kenner's lovely and memorable offerings from 1978-1981-ish.
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From Domino Squad, it's Cutup! This new redeco appeared on eBay and has not yet been confirmed by Hasbro. Is it something they'll announce at New York Comic Con next month...
Last year when Hasbro released the Spacetrooper, it had shoulder pads, a jetpack, and a droid bit. The droid bit is gone, and now that he's shipping from Hasbro in Saga Legends packaging, he's got a new (to him) gun. (The ammo thing isn't on the side like a Stormtrooper gun, rather it appears similar to a redeco of Wioslea's weapon.) Click through for bigger pics.
We have good news and bad news. The good news? Sandtroopers.com revealed the all-white prototype armor Boba Fett figure in full, both carded and loose. The bad news? It doesn't have the grapple hook rocket like the image from Toy Fair's slide show implied. Rather, it's a reworked Animated Boba Fett from 2007. See more on their site.
Gentle Giant announces new products for late 2010, including a fantastic Cad Bane maquette, Momaw Nadon minibust, and a StarWarsShop exclusive Shae Vizla maquette!
The latest Hasbro print ad features the "do these really exist?" Expanded Universe Wave exclusive, or should we say elusive to Toys R Us. The wave includes parts to build BG-J38.
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HASBRO Star Wars News: Next week we should be getting the first wave of the new "The Vintage Collection". Please note that in 2010 we will sell all new basic figure in cases (factory sealed) only.
Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another great round of new arrivals and more awesome new preorders!
Brand new Star Wars figures are here! The much anticipated Vintage-Style figures are now available for sale along with the new Clone Wars figure wave. Don't forget about the AT-AT vehicle, finally back in production! Also, new G.I. Joe vehicles are here with the Resolute packs soon to follow! For more great stuff, check out the Brian's Toys newsletter at: http://www.brianstoys.com/store/custom.aspx?id=12