Both Entertainment Earth and Diamond put up some new Star Wars items today, including swell new Vintage Collection and Clone Wars action figure cases. (And Transformers Bot Shots, which if you like Battle Beasts, you're probably going to love.) Want to know more? Check it out after the jump.
JediNews.co.uk revealed not one, but three previously unseen but rumored/hinted at figures. Two are from the Expanded Universe, and one is an unexpected remake of a 1984 Kenner figure. Wow!
The new Darth Sidious and Ben Quadinaros are just two of several exciting new figures shown on this new JediDefender Gallery. Go check them out! With the exception of what is going to be an overpriced Battle Droid repack, it's a great batch! Just click here for more.
It's that time again! Hasbro has 3 new Star Wars exclusives hitting Target stores now. Get the lowdown, pricing, and DPCIs all after the break, and come back later this weekend for more details and pictures!
Ad: The new and super-nifty Vintage Wave 9 has been restocked at Entertainment Earth. It includes a number of Revenge of the Jedi figures plus Bastila Shan, a Hoth Rebel Trooper, and the finest version of Ponda Baba yet! Click here to check pricing and availability.
The case includes the following 12 action figures, including a few holdovers from Wave 7:
Oh, this is an exciting one! Pre-blink Wicket the Ewok is a great Vintage 2010 figure, complete with an added cloak resembling the second season of the animated series. Does it get better than this? No, it does not. Read on!
Our sponsor, employer, buddy, and associate Entertainment Earth has just tweeted that they restocked Star Wars Vintage Wave 3 Revision 11, or "The Wedge Antilles Wave." Given the hard-to-findness of Wedge and the Gamorrean, you may wish to
Pretend to be excited! Hasbro will likely be unveiling the B-Wing Fighter, a just-released Kmart exclusive in The Vintage Collection at Comic-Con this week. I expect lots of applause from people in the audience who weren't paying attention to store shelves-- but not you, good reader, as you are an astute person with their ear to the tracks for this kind of thing, and good for you. I appreciate that. How is this fourth release of a 1980s mold? Pretty good, actually-- it's basically a redeco of the 2008 Dagger Squad version.
As far as toy vehicles go, the B-Wing (courtesy of its packaging and how it ships) provides one of the best user experiences around for Star Wars spacecraft. Kudos to Hasbro's packaging department for a well-engineered series of inserts, but more on that later.
And wouldn't you love to know what the 1984 ship cost and if the 2011 one is a bargain adjusted for inflation? Click through for images and impressions, after the break.
Hasbro sent us another exciting batch with a mix of new images of things we've seen and new stuff. The newest of the new is the Target Exclusive Star Wars The Search for Luke Skywalker set, which sports a retooled vintage Hoth Han Solo (hood not up, dagnabbit) alongside a newly-tooled Tauntaun and a Hoth Rebel Trooper. All this and Vintage Ponda Baba on card, plus more, after the break. CLICK IT.
If you've been enjoying Hasbro's Kenner-style Special Action Figure Set 3-packs at Target, the guys at LightGeschindigKeit.de have fully-packaged shots of more of them-- with no new figures and a few decent repacks. As always, figures are from Star Wars and Empire. Read on!
One of the dangers for holding back product announcements for one or two times a year is that leaks are pretty likely-- especially when a "leak" is a full release of the product in another country! MouseDroid.com reports that Toys R Us Australia already has the Y-Wing Fighter for AUS$69.99. Hasbro has still yet to confirm this item for a US release, but odds are the USA will be seeing it in July or August.
He's new! It's Bom Vimdin which is apparently the current official spelling of this guy, who's a really cool Cantina alien that Hasbro absolutely smashed out of the park. Good things come to those who wait... 34 years. Read on!