Disney Drops $100 Cover Charge to Collect Droid Factory Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 6, 2013

Thanks to a tip from our pal and friend to all collectors Chuck, we now know that Downtown Disney's Once Upon a Toy Hasbro store now has the Droid Factory set up.  This means you don't have to pay to get into Disney Hollywood Studios, as Once Upon a Toy has no admission fee.  From the pictures it looks like it's a much better set-up filled with bins on four sides (rather than just one) and best of all, you won't have to shell out $100 to get into the theme park to waste 2 hours of high-quality ride time to attempt to collect them all.

Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight II Source Code Released

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 5, 2013

If you're looking to muck around with the guts of a PC classic game this weekend, you're in luck!  Activision and Raven released the source code for Jedi Outcast: Jedi Knight II this week.  And you know what that means!  (And if you don't, that's OK, you probably won't want to read the rest of the story.)

Sideshow: Sixth Scale Commander Wolffe Pre-Order Now

By Mike — Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pre-orders are now being taken for the Sixth Scale Commander Wolffe figure. The Sideshow exclusive edition features a unique Wolf Pack display base. Wolffe is scheduled for release this October and retails for $159.99.

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By Mike — Thursday, April 4, 2013

Here's the latest announcement from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com. Check out all the new pre-orders and IN STOCK items after the jump!

LucasArts No More

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, April 3, 2013

LucasArts was best known to fans as what confused people thought was the true name of the company Lucasfilm, but in reality it was the entertainment software branch of George Lucas' media empire.  For much of its early life it was known as Lucasfilm Games, which spawned numerous memorable computer games like The Curse of Monkey Island, TIE Fighter, Maniac Mansion, and more recently Grim Fandango.  Today, we learned that Disney will be shuttering the developer, instead licensing out its characters to other developers.  The fate for Star Wars 1313 is not completely known although some reports have indicated it was far enough along to finish while others say it will be axed.

SWAN 387: It's Not Easy Buying Green (Cards)

By Mike — Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Gentle Giant’s Premiere Guild Memberships for 2013 started recently with two exclusive Premiere Guild Member mini-busts, a holographic Darth Vader and an Episode III Mace Windu.  As they ponder their gift for 2013, Marjorie and Arnie look back this podcast at two mini-busts for PGM members in 2012, the Rebel Trooper from A New Hope and a white Republic Commando from the Expanded Universe.

Sideshow: Sixth Scale Comander Wolffe Preview

By Mike — Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sideshow adds to their amazing Sixth Scale collection with a preview of the upcoming Commander Wolffe.The leader of the 104th Battalion’s famed Wolfpack, CC-3636 will come loaded with four interchangeable heads, an extensive arsenal, and full range of articulation.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,034

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 1, 2013

So it's come to this!  Let's wrap things up by looking at BoShek, which may well have been one of the first figures more or less born out of a gag on the internet.  Mutton chops and angry column writers came together over 10 years ago to bring you this, one of the last figures in what was basically Kenner's house style of the 1990s.  The construction is pretty good, but while a lot of people really did want Wuher, well, yeah.  Sometimes you get what you ask for.

Lucasfilm and Dark Horse Announce THE STAR WARS

By Mike — Monday, April 1, 2013

It’s no April Fools’ prank! Dark Horse is honored to announce a dream project: working with J.W. Rinzler, executive editor at LucasBooks, and artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) to adapt the rough-draft original screenplay which spawned the biggest franchise in film history!

Q&A: Droid Factory, New Figures, Parts Swapping, and Selling It All Off

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Monday, Q&A fans! Let's talk about Droid Factory some more, because that's a thing and we have to talk about things. And are people selling off their collections? It doesn't seem like any more than usual. And how about collector-grade versus basic action figures? Let's look at that too! All this and more await you when you read on!

Kid Ink Industries Releases Sumo Trooper 3-Inch Mini-Figure Today

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, March 30, 2013

The do-it-yourself toy world has been filled with unique figures as of late, and the resin Sumo Trooper will be going on sale later this afternoon for $30.  Multiple versions will be made in different colors, so you might want to go ahead and think about bringing your iPad or laptop with you to whatever Easter festivities may be on deck this afternoon. 

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LEGO The Empire Strikes Out Available Now

By Mike — Saturday, March 30, 2013

Don't forget to add the new LEGO: The Empire Strikes Out DVD on your Easter shopping list this weekend. It's chock full of great entertainment and gags and even includes an awesome Darth Vader minifigure with medal! Order it here now for only $9.99!

LEGO May 4th Exclusive Han Solo "Brown Coat"

By Mike — Saturday, March 30, 2013

The May the 4th LEGO exclusive for this year is good. Receive a FREE Hoth Han "Brown Coat" Solo in minifigure with a LEGO purchase of $75 or more. The minifigure plays on the much debated "Brown/Blue" coloring of Han's parka from The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Weekends Merchandise Revealed

By Mike — Friday, March 29, 2013

With recent news and all, this year's Star Wars Weekends at Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida (May 17 to June 9) is a little more special and relevant and may offer hints of the franchise's future, which we hope expands beyond the cutesy collectible and pins with the obligatory mouse ears. 

Brian's Toys: Got Vintage To Sell? Vintage AFA Vehicles And More In Stock

By Mike — Friday, March 29, 2013

Looking to sell part of your vintage collection? Brian's Toys has increased buy prices on all 12-Backs & 20/21-back Kenner action figures.  Visit their buy page at http://www.brianstoys.com/buying for more information.