Sears, K-Mart To Close 120 Stores

By Mike — Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Struggling to keep up with the times and remain competitive with retail behemoths Walmart and Target, Sears Holdings announces the closings of 100-120 Sears and K-Mart stores. Sales are off 5.2 percent in the 4th Quarter and points to a fading brand and aging stores. Only time will tell if this means one less retailer and point of distribution for collectibles, but it may in the short term result in less leverage for the retailer to carry exclusives and cycle in fresh stock.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,706

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Today let's look at the animated incarnation of Ki-Adi-Mundi, a Jedi with a pretty surprisingly large amount of action figures behind him.  Is this incarnation worth it?  Read on!

Target Exclusive Markdowns

By Mike — Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Following up on Adam's Wal-mart post, select Target stores have also begun marking down their Vintage Tauntaun and Landspeeder exclusives along with their exclusive Search For Lukeskywalker Battle Pack. A couple of stores in San Diego have them marked down to $17.48 (regularly $24.99). Happy Hunting!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,705

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It says "Hasbro" on the box, but this Star Tours Yoda is more of an abomination.  It's ugly, and there are three variations of it involving lightsaber and skin coloring.  Should you get it? (No.) Read on!

Walmart Exclusive Star Wars Markdowns: YMMV

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 26, 2011

Tis the season for randomly marked-down products!  Walmart has marked down their Ultimate Gift Sets for Star Wars as well as Transformers and Beyblade, but prices vary by store-- the $30 sets were as little as $15 in my neighborhood, which is a steal given you get 5 figures in the set.

 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,704

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 26, 2011

This is the Yoda which was delayed from 2010.  It's... well, it has a lot of articulation, but is it worth ten friggin' bucks?  Probably not, but read on!

BBTS News: 2012 Star Wars Full Lineup, Year-End Sale

By Mike — Monday, December 26, 2011

Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about Hasbro's 2012 Star Wars lineup as well as our last sale of the year.

Ad: 2012 Vintage Star Wars, New Episode I Hasbro at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 25, 2011

Ad: After many months of waiting, new Hasbro Star Wars Pre-Orders are listed. New vehicles! New action figures! New Clone Wars! New Fighter Pods! There's so much new, it'll just make your head spin.  Click through for pricing, availability, and highlights.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,703

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 23, 2011

It's R2-D2, the way you always wanted him... as a reindeer.  This 2002 exclusive was in short supply, but thanks to the collective short attention span of modern collectors he's cheap again!  Rejoice, and read on!

Brian's Toys Newsletter 12/23/11

By Mike — Friday, December 23, 2011

Brian's Toys wishes a Merry Christmas and safe holidays to all! For this week's newsletter, check out new products from Sideshow, Gentle Giant, and Hasbro.  Pick up the Wicket the Ewok mini bust, the 12" Vintage Jumbo Death Squad Commander, or the complete set of G.I. Joe Wave 4 Renegades.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,702

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 22, 2011

This 2009 Han Solo gave us the figure with a stormtrooper belt, helmet, and armor for some reason.  Well, it's still a decent figure, but getting his head right seems to be dang near impossible.  Read on!

BBTS News: TF, Gentle Giant, Koto, MakeToys, Hasbro, DC & More!

By Mike — Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays from BBTS! - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a huge list if new preorders and new arrivals:

Hard-To-Find UK Version of Silver R2-D2 On eBay Cheap

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 21, 2011

There are two Silver R2-D2 figures.  One was a vac-metal sold carded based on the 2000 Power of the Jedi figure mold.  The second was a Saga Collection figure in a UK-only boxed set with a matte finishe, based on the Vintage 2004 mold.  The set was pretty tough to get in the USA... but now you don't need to get it.

Ad: Clearance Sale, New LEGO Book with Exclusive Figure, New Gentle Giant at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ad: It's time for the Entertainment Earth After Christmas Clearance Sale! (Yes, we know it's early.) Over 1,000 items are on sale for amazingly low prices. Get great prices on Star Wars, including Gentle Giant, Hasbro, Attakus, and more... including action figures and statues, plus enjoy free shipping on in-stock orders over $99. If that weren't enough, new Gentle Giant shipments and the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia with exclusive Han Solo arrived this week! As always, click through for pricing, pictures, and availability.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,701

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 21, 2011

He's green now! The second attempt on R2-X2 seems to be the "official" one thanks to some bunghole suggesting the 2006 release be black. Ah well. Whose fault do you think that was? I sure don't know.  Anyway, read on!