New 2012 Product At Hasbro, Price Changes

By Mike — Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hasbro updates their site with new product info and photos for their 2012 line. Of particular note are the new prices for The Vintage Collection ($9.99) and Clone Wars ($8.99) as well as their new Movie Heroes line ($8.99) which technically replaces Saga Legends in the hierarchy. What are your thoughts on Star Wars figures going up a buck? Post your feedback in our comment box! 

Pre-order New LEGO sets and Receive a FREE Poster

By Mike — Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The new 2012 LEGO sets are now available for pre-order at Shop.Lego.com. You'll also receive a FREE exclusive double sided LEGO poster featuring all the new 2012 minifigures. Click here to pre-order today!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,711

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It was late, but Clone Trooper Buzz finally started appearing at Wal-Mart late last year. (A couple of DVD 2-packs are still missing.) This green figure ain't bad-- but should you go  buy him?  Read on!

2012 Class 2 Vehicles At Walmart

By Mike — Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Walmart also began putting out Wave 1 of the Class 2 Vehicles this evening which incude re-issues of the Sith Infiltrator, AAT, Anakin's Podracer, and Sebulba's Podracer. We've taken some front and back boxed photos for your perusal. These were found at a Walmart store in San Diego.

Hasbro Confirms 1/30 Street Date

By Mike — Tuesday, January 3, 2012

After earlier reports around the web suggested that the street date embargo has been lifted and retailers can put out new merchandise at any time,  Hasbro sent us a note confirming the January 30th street date for Star Wars 2012.

Target Setting Up For 2012 Launch

By Mike — Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Target stores are preparing for the Star Wars 2012 toy launch with a new aisle display. While it looks fantastic, it only makes us giddy for new merchandise and the January 30th street date! Please send us news of your finds as now is the time to hunt the stores. 

Check It Out: Diamond Select's Boba Fett, Clone Trooper Star Wars Bust Banks

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Busts are expensive, but banks? Not so much. Diamond Select Toys has cranked out several of these vinyl banks over the last few years, and we recently got our hands on samples of the latest two: Boba Fett, based on his Return of the Jedi armor, and a Clone Trooper as seen in Revenge of the Sith. While not the heavy, weapons-grade collectibles you see from Gentle Giant or Sideshow they really do look quite nice as a collectible, or as something you could get a kid and not worry that he might knock it off a shelf and kill the dog.

Check out over 20 images and get a load of the markings and details on Boba Fett's backpack, after the break.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,710

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 3, 2012

It's another Han Solo!  This unfrozen version was sold at Toys R Us a few years ago, and it's a mishmash of some of the better figures from the time.  Is it worth it?  Read on!

Sideshow Deluxe Sixth Scale Sandtrooper and Dewback Giveaway

By Mike — Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sideshow is giving away a Deluxe Sixth Scale Sandtrooper and Dewback for the 11th day of their 12 Days of Sideshow event! The contest ends onJanuary 6th so make sure to sign up today! Click here to enter!

Walmart Has New Deluxe Vehicles

By Mike — Monday, January 2, 2012

New product is trickling in to stores for the New Year. We found the new wave of Deluxe Class 1 Vehicles at a Walmart in San Diego, CA. This wave includes the Naboo Royal Fighter with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Sith Speeder with Darth Maul, Barc Speeder with Clone Trooper, and STAP with Battle Droid. Happy Hunting!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,709

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 2, 2012

It's the mail-in Prototype Boba Fett!  It's loosely based on the original costume made by Lucas' camp, with some changes because Hasbro had to work within the confines of an existing mold.  Is it worth the seven bucks?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC62 Han Solo (Revenge)

By Mike — Monday, January 2, 2012

This Han Solo features a redeco of the 2006 figure from the Shield Generator Assault Battle Pack . Overall, it's a good package since it offers a decent figure carded in the classic Kenner cardback and character photo. The paint job on this Han is improved from the Battle Pack version, giving him a much better likeness.

Image Bank: VC54 ARC Trooper Commander (Captain Fordo)

By Mike — Monday, January 2, 2012

The first figure in an Expanded Universe Vintage card is quite possibly the best of 2011. Hasbro does pretty much everything you could possibly want for ARC-77, based on the more popular episodes of the Tartakovsky micro-series. He's got interchangeable Phase I and II armor, a unique headsculpt (with a faux hawk and soul patch nonetheless!), and even comes with an instruction insert to show you how to attach both holsters.

Q&A: Battles, Bombers, Variants, and Dual Injection Molding ROCKS

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome to 2012! Let's look at Revenge of the Jedi carded figures. And let's also look at Clone Wars some more. Everybody loves dual injection molded toys. Are Y-Wing Scout Bombers still shipping? Also, Adam wants more small toys. (Fire, Wood, Water.) Read on!

Image Bank: VC65 TIE Fighter Pilot (Revenge)

By Mike — Sunday, January 1, 2012

This TIE Pilot figure was first released in the Evolutions set from 2008 and has been re-issued several times since. For carded collectors, this means collecting both the Revenge and Return variants and you gotta appreciate the retro Kenner beauty of both.