Dark Horse In April 2012

By Mike — Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Boba Fett dead? A new Bloodlines series heads off April's Dark Horse titles with the galaxy's most notorious bounty dead and his killers mysteriously being picked off one by one. Jahan learns the final truth about the deadly project called "Iron Eclipse" in the final installment of Agent of the Empire - Iron Eclipse. A ship falls from the sky and brings with it a dark and hostile individual in Force Storm #3.

Image Bank: VC55 Logray (Ewok Medicine Man)

By Mike — Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hasbro does a great job with an all new, nicely articulated Logray and even better having him in his original Kenner card. While the figure included in the POTF2 Ewok 2 pack wasn't bad for its time,  this will be the definite version of the furry shaman for awhile.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,715

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The AT-AT Driver wasn't really an essential figure to be made, but it did check him off the "unmade" list if the 2006 General Veers didn't do it for you. So how does this pegwarmer hold up?  Read on!

Mimoco Announces New Star Wars Card Readers And Drives

By Mike — Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mimoco is introducing a brand new line of character storage devices featuring the Star Wars and DC Universe. Not only can the new MIMOMICRO be used as a USB flash drive with removable microSD memory cards, but it also functions as a microSD card reader to transfer data between devices like mobile phones, digital cameras, tablets, and eReaders.

Preview: Clone Wars 2012 Wave 1 (Carded)

By Mike — Monday, January 9, 2012

What street date? Walmart continues to put out Star Wars 2012 merchandise while Target and ToysRUs stores remain barren. I'm not a market economist or a bean counter, but if I have product lingering in the back stock not selling, it's hurting the bottom line. It's not like it's going to spoil a 12 year old movie for us. But I digress.

Clone Wars Wave 1 consists of mostly re-issued figures with the new being Anakin Skywalker, Clone Trooper Phase II, and Commander Cody with Propulsion Pack. Chewbacca has been repainted lighter from his 2011 version to be more accurate to the series character. We present all of them except for CW3 Savage Opress, who continues to be the elusive one for hunters even with this re-issue. 

Image Bank: VC26 Rebel Commando II (Revenge)

By Mike — Monday, January 9, 2012

A head swap for Rebel troop builders is always welcome.  Hasbro essentially took the head from the TSC 2006 Rebel Trooper and popped it into the new TVC body and voila! "New figure". Both head variants are readily available on store pegs in both the "Return" and "Revenge" cardbacks.

BBTS Sponsor News - Play Arts, Bandai/Tamashii, Hot Toys

By Mike — Monday, January 9, 2012

Hi - a few new items and arrivals that may be of interest to your readers including the arrival of the Sideshow Premium Format Sandtrooper!

Super7 Shogun Fett Teaser

By Mike — Monday, January 9, 2012

Super 7 releases this teaser of their upcoming Super Shogun Boba Fett, which this reporter cannot wait to see more of. Thanks to Curatola for the heads up and stay tuned for more news from Super 7!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,714

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 9, 2012

This Stealth Operations Clone Trooper is basically Commander Blackout, and was (heck, is still) at Toys R Us as an exclusive.  Should you get him to add to your invisible Stealth Ship?  Read on!

Image Bank: MH01 Shock Trooper

By Mike — Monday, January 9, 2012

The 2005 Revenge of the Sith Clone Trooper figure with "Quick Draw" action feature is re-released for the 2012 Movie Heroes assortment. The Shock Trooper also includes a character card, figure stand, and die for the Galactic Battle game.

Q&A: Minifigures, Storage, Lukes, 2012 Character Debuts, and Lemon Zest Chicken

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 8, 2012

Is there a best way to store action figures? Sort of. What's going on with the character debut sticker on figures which were already made 10 years ago? And will we see more Nerf Guns based on our favorite films? I sure hope so. All this and more-- read on!

Preview: Movie Heroes Wave 1 (Carded)

By Mike — Sunday, January 8, 2012

Presenting a carded preview of Movie Heroes Wave 1. Figure wise, they're nothing new and definitely targeted more towards a TPM 3D mainstream and younger audience with action features, gimmicks, and the Galactic Battle game. Completists, carded collectors, and the Steve Sanweet's of the world will also be drawn by the striking Maul packaging art. 

Image Bank: VC63 B-Wing Pilot - Keyan Farlander (Revenge)

By Mike — Friday, January 6, 2012

A slightly repainted figure from the 2008 Rebel Pilots Evolutions set (which one can still find lingering around a few ToysRUs shelves by the way), Keyan Farlander's timely  release nicely converges with that of the K-Mart B-Wing. While the figure is redubbed after a character from the 1993 X-Wing PC game, he's still one of the original Kenner 93 and neat to see in a Vintage style card.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,713

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 6, 2012

Plo Kool!  This unique Plo Koon took its design from the pages of the comic books, giving us the snow gear we...

Clone Wars Is Back!

By Mike — Friday, January 6, 2012

Just a reminder that The Clone Wars returns from holiday hiatus this evening with the all new "Escape from Kadavo". Anakin tries to convince the Zygerrian Queen that she too is a slave and pawn in an evil Separatist plot. Meanwhile, Obi-Wan toils in the slave camps of Kadavo, a grim situation that grows increasingly bleak. The episode airs tonight at 8 pm/ 9 pm Central! Click here to view a preview at StarWars.com.