We typically like our variants with some point of interest or backstory to them, and while the red bandana Kithaba isn't by any stretch of the imagination a vinyl caped Jawa, the fact that Hasbro changed up to better match the actual character and vintage version is interestingly cool.
From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: This week's Brian's Toys newsletter features a variety of rare Star Wars collectibles. The highlight of the week is three LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series sets that include the Imperial Star Destroyer #10030, X-Wing Fighter #7191, and the TIE Interceptor #7181. The ultimate series are larger and more detailed than the traditional LEGO sets, which makes them a highly sought-after collector item.
Yodas News has posted up an unboxing and review of the new Comic-Con exclusive Blue Snaggletooth! There's even a reveal on the Kenner Jumbo figure exclusive for Star Wars Celebration V!! Check out the video ahead!
Sideshow reveals (at least in full) their first of two Star Wars exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con: A Sixth Scale figure set of Tech Mo'r and Doikk Na'ts of the famous Bith Band!
He comes legit with silver boots and all and is sure to be one of the hottest collectibles at Comic-Con. Gentle Giant announces their third show exclusive to be the Jumbo Blue Snaggletooth!
Hasbro has released additional information and copy for the Comic-Con exclusive Vintage Special Edition Carbonite Chamber Collector's Pack along with a price of $69.99 each.
Gentle Giant has posted a video showcasing more images of their new Comic-Con exclusive Admiral Motti Minibust including some boxed shots and 360 views.
Sideshow has opened up pre-orders for the upcoming Sixth Scale Utapau Airborne Trooper. This fully articulated armor body comes with 6 interchangeable hands, 2 DC-17 Blaster Pistols, a DC-15 Blaster Rifle, and whole lot more.
Rejoice! If you were a child in the 1980s, the new Ewok Pack is as exciting as the new Yavin Pilot Pack! You can see them at Sandtroopers.com, and you should! The Ewok set has two real winners for lovers of the post-ROTJ stories with Princess Kneesaa from the TV series Ewoks (and other licensed stories and products) plus Tippet from the Marvel stories. The Yavin set has a new Porkins plus much more. You want to know more, right?
Last but not least in this new wave of Vintage is Clone Pilot Odd Ball, a nicely-sculpted and pretty nicely painted new pilot! We didn't need a new mold, but Hasbro gave it to us and it turned out well. How well? Read on!
He's red and white and would have made a perfect Target exclusive! Jedi Temple Archives posts a carded shot of the new and upcoming Clone Commander Fox in his new Phase II armor.
The second batch of Hasbro's Fighter Pods, tiny blind-bagged and painted Star Wars figures, have started shipping. Unfortunately the blind bags don't include checklists, nor do they include the online game codes promised on the bags. (There's a sticker covering this.) We got some. Want to know more? Did you see the McQuarrie Concept Boba Fett Fighter Pods Figure that everybody needs to get? Click through for a list of characters (and a video with some nice close-ups) after the jump.
Some figures I love, and you'll hate. This Obi-Wan Kenobi may qualify, given it has an astonishingly good sculpt and Ewan McGregor likeness, but only 5 points of articulation. Since I'm right and you're wrong, what's wrong with you? Read on and find out!
Here is a quick update from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com about a slew of new preorders and more new arrivals.