VW Ad: The Bark Side

By Mike — Thursday, January 19, 2012

Now this is different. Volkswagen releases this teaser for their game day Super Bowl commercial. The canine chorus bark the ubiquitous "Imperial March" in most impressive harmony.

Gentle Giant: Star Wars Dart Board and Kenner Jumbo R5-D4

By Mike — Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gentle Giant releases solicitations for their upcoming Star Wars Dart Board and Kenner Jumbo R5-D4. The dart board, set in high quality hardwood, features Princess Leia in her slave outfit by comic book artist Adam Hughes. R5-D4 was digitally scanned from the original Kenner figure and even includes a "clicking motion" when his head is turned. Both are slated for release in the 3rd Quarter of 2012.

Hot Off The Truck: TPM Vintage, Movie Heroes, 2012 Stuff

By Mike — Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sideshow Sixth Scale STAP and Battle Droid Pre-Order

By Mike — Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sideshow has posted a preview of their upcoming STAP and Battle Droid 1/6th scale set. A full product reveal will be shown in their Production Blog on January 22nd and pre-orders will begin on January 26th. Sign up for their newsletter to be alerted!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,722

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Rebel Commando was a neat figure, but not really an update of the 1983 original.  He has a swell coat, though!  Is it worth picking up?  Sure. Read on!

BBTS News: Marvel, DC, Bandai, Transformers, Statues & More

By Mike — Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about new arrivals and a bunch of great new preorders!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,721

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 18, 2012

By popular demand, we will start looking at the 2003-2005-style animated Clone Wars figures starting with Anakin Skywalker!  How does this cartoony character hold up? Surprisingly well.  Read on!

'I'm Retiring"

By Mike — Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The New York Times conducts a revealing and insightful interview with George Lucas for his Tuskegee Airmen biopic, Red Tails, which hits theaters this Friday. Some highlights include his desire to back away from big blockbuster type movies and focus on smaller personal art films, the pushback he received from the studios for the World War II adventure drama resulting in Lucas putting up the money himself, and what he really thinks about all those complaining fanboys. After all these years, he's still the renegade. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,720

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Very few Phantom Menace figures were made since 2001, so this R2-T0 is quite a treat on many levels.  It may not be 100% authentic to the stills from the film, but I'm OK with that.  It's gorgeous! I hope you have one, read on now!

Image Bank: VC86 Darth Maul

By Mike — Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It’s not news that Darth Maul is back in 2012. The tattooed Sith Lord is the face of the Hasbro 2012 line and also will make a much anticipated appearance in The Clone Wars series. For his Vintage Collection figure, Hasbro achieves a masterstroke of sculpt, articulation, and even tailoring.

Discover The Force In The UK

By Mike — Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The new Walmart U.S. exclusive Discover The Force figures were reported being found across the pond in the U.K.at a local ASDA store by a poster in the Rebelscum Forums 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,719

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 16, 2012

You get two of this Sky Trooper in the boxed set Hasbro made for Disney last summer.  I like it-- the stand isn't included, but man, it should be. It's cool.  Is this repaint worth it?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC75 Qui-Gon Jinn

By Mike — Monday, January 16, 2012

Yep, it’s the same figure as you’ll find in the 2008 Jedi Legacy Evolutions set and then again in the Eopie Mailaway. It’s a decent enough version, with good articulation and passing likeness to Neeson, but it’s time to update the noble Jedi for the new decade. Like Obi-Wan, there’s nothing new here so move along if you’re a loose collector.

Q&A: Small Figures, Vintage Figures, Mini FIgures, and Box Office Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 15, 2012

Blah blah Phantom Menace? Gooble gobble price increases? Shazzam flazam Fighter Pods? All this and so much more, so read on and send in questions for next week!

Image Bank: VC79 Darth Sidious

By Mike — Sunday, January 15, 2012

The poet Charles Baudelaire (or was it Verbal Kint?) once said that "the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he doesn't exist." This new Darth Sidious figure is certainly a revelation. We were completely prepared to be underwhelmed by Hasbro's latest effort of "The Phantom Menace" himself mainly because he didn't look anything special in the package. The VC12 Darth Sidious, while certainly sporting a great face sculpt, fell short with the soft goods and fur coat giving him more of an evil "bag lady" look.