PF Aayla Secure Pre-Order Now

By Mike — Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pre-orders for the Premium Format Aayla Secura is up now! Click here to order either the regular the exclusive version that comes with a severed Clone head as a base. Aayla retails for $349.99 and is scheduled for delivery in Q3 2012.

BBTS News: Avengers, Sharks, TF Prime, Star Wars & More

By Mike — Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a big batch of exciting new preorders as well as more cool new arrivals, including Hasbro's 2012 Star Wars collection and Sideshow's Sixth Scale STAP and Battle Droid.

VW Commmercial: The Dog Strikes Back

By Mike — Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Volkswagen has posted their new Star Wars themed Super Bowl commercial featuring a Dog, a Beetle, and Cantina Creatures. Will Hasbro finally produce the long asked for but until now not legally possible Tonnika Sisters or will they further torture our Mr. Pawlus by releasing another BoShek resculpt? This is too much suspense!

Target Has Titanium Priced Right

By Mike — Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Following up on our earlier report, Target seems to be the retailer selling the Titanium 3 packs for Hasbro's MSRP of $19.99, which leads us to believe that Walmart, usually the "low price leader' amongst big box retailers, has their $29.96 pricing in error or they are getting really greedy. We lean towards the former.

Premium Format Aayla Secura Production Blog and Gallery

By Mike — Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sideshow has posted a production blog and gallery for their stunning Premium Format Aayla Secura prior to tomorrow's pre-order event. The exclusive version will include a severed Clone head base accessory for customizable detail and the retail price is $349.99.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,731

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This Nute Gunray figure from 2003 was Hasbro's last to date, and it reuses bits and pieces from the 1999 original.  Is he worth grabbing?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,730

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's Anakin Skywalker with a stylish poncho!  The main reason to buy this set is for a certain junk trader, but this Anakin ain't bad. Should you get him?  Read on!

Walmart Dewback and Vulture Droid Online

By Mike — Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Walmart exclusive Discover The Force Dewback and Vulture Droid are IN STOCK now at Walmart.com for $29.96 each. 

Image Bank: Mos Espa Arena (Discover The Force)

By Mike — Monday, January 30, 2012

This set as a whole is not bad. The not fully assembled Episode I C-3PO, while lacking the 14 points of articulation we see as standard today, is as solidly sculpted and painted now as it was back in 1999. The only drawback is that he can't hold the included Anakin Podracer flag as he should be able to. The Power of the Jedi Sebulba (Boonta Eve Challenge) sculpt is good enough and Anakin Skywalker, from 2000's POTJ "mechanic" figure, is marginal for what he is due to the limited articulation. This Anakin mold is also used for the Target 2 Pack exclusive, with the "dirtier" variation for this Battle Pack. 

Exclusive Darth Maul 3D Glasses at RealD

By Mike — Monday, January 30, 2012

Opening Day moviegoers of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D will receive these cool Darth Maul 3D Glasses while supplies last. 

SWAN 331: Party Like It's 1999

By Mike — Monday, January 30, 2012

The Phantom Menace is returning to theaters and the Star Wars marketing machine is partying like it’s 1999! Puzzles, 3-D glasses, notebooks, coloring books, and more is hitting shelves to tie into the theatrical release hype. And with Valentine’s Day coming a few short days after The Phantom Menace’s release, the Valentine’s Day Star Wars items have exploded all over the Target holiday aisle. Classroom Valentine sets, boxes of chocolates, candies in steins, plushies, teddy bears, and so much more, we run it all down on this week’s Star Wars Action News!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,729

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 30, 2012

This ARC Trooper figure from 2005 is incredibly cheap, and Hasbro's most Fordo-y ARC Trooper.  If you can't afford it on eBay, odds are you can't afford internet access.  Take advantage of the down market and get one.  Read on, too!

Q&A: Aliens, Popular Figures, Aliens, Body Parts, and Checklists You Won't Get

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 29, 2012

Is there a master list of what to expect in stores today? No, and it's not like it wasn't in stores three weeks ago either. Which Darth Maul is best to use with the most vehicles? Does Ratts Tyerell share parts with Tsui Choi? All this and more-- or less-- when you read this week's thrilling new installment of Q&A!

Preview: The Clone Wars #4.17 - The Box

By Mike — Sunday, January 29, 2012

A preview of this Friday's next Clone Wars episode  #4.17: The Box, is now online with video and images. The disguised Obi-Wan accompanies Cad Bane and Moralo Eval to Serenno, where they enlist in a brutal competition with other bounty hunters from around the galaxy to determine who will participate in a plot to kidnap the Chancellor.

Image Bank: Royal Starship Droids (Discover The Force)

By Mike — Sunday, January 29, 2012

Walmart appears to be the retailer of choice for exclusives in 2012 with their "Discover The Force" campaign. Each Hasbro Star Wars merchandise includes a pair of 3D glasses and a 3D image on the packaging to share the concept with the TPM re-rerelease. The Royal Starship Droids aren't entirely new but it is a great Battle Pack that evokes one of my favorite scenes in the film which re-introduces R2-D2 as always saving the day.