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The Disney Store: Star Wars Plush Tauntauns, Banthas, Jawas, and More

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 11, 2014

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.

There's more, read on!

The Disney Store Has New Star Wars PVC Figure Sets Coming Soon

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 1, 2014

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!

Disney Store - New Star Wars Mugs for 2014

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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?

Read on for more! Or don't.

Disney Store New 12 3/4-Inch Action Figures Debuting in Store May 4

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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!

Disney Store Manufacturing Brand New Die-Cast Metal Star Wars Toys

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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.

Read on for more! Or don't.

Hevy's New Clone Trooper Friend is Quite the Cutup

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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...

New Star Wars Saga Legends Spacetrooper Includes Gun Now

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 24, 2011

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.

 

Sandtroopers.com Reveals Mail-Away Prototype Boba Fett

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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: New for 2011 and StarWarsShop Exclusive

By Mike — Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Gentle Giant announces new products for late 2010, including a fantastic Cad Bane maquetteMomaw Nadon minibust, and a StarWarsShop exclusive Shae Vizla maquette!

 

Print Ad: TRU EU Wave

By Mike — Monday, July 19, 2010

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.

Toy Palace NL24

By Mike — Monday, July 19, 2010

The latest newsletter from our sponsors at TOY PALACE!
 
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.

BBTS News: Star Wars, Transformers, GI Joe, Sideshow, Neca & More!

By Mike — Monday, July 19, 2010

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another great round of new arrivals and more awesome new preorders!

Brian's Toys Newsletter

By Mike — Monday, July 19, 2010

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

Dark Horse in October 2010

By Mike — Monday, July 19, 2010

Dark Horse releases some exciting new titles in October with a new Blood Ties installment featuring Jango and Boba together again. Aayla braves a new mission in the latest Clone Wars adventure. Also meet a new kind of Jedi for a new kind of Star Wars in the first installment of Knight Errant!

Comic-Con: LEGO Star Wars Cube Dude Exclusives

By Mike — Monday, July 19, 2010

Star Wars Brickheads unite! LEGO is offering Star Wars Cube Dudes for SDCC and will be selling 450 a day, with purchase decided by raffle. If you are attending Comic-Con, make sure to stop by the booth and pick yours up!