Reader Brad wrote in to inform us that his local Five Below store - unknown and unavailable to many of us in these United States - continues to get The Vintage Collection figures we all crave like Darth Malgus for five dollars... or below. Thanks for writing in, Brad, and curse all of you who have access to this fantastic sounding store!
You can order a single Alien or a 5-pack of all the figures at Entertainment Earth right now! Order the Alien for $14.99 or the 5-pack of Ash, Kane, Dallas, Ripley, and the Alien for $64.99. I got a set... and wouldn't you know it, I've got some quick impressions.
UPDATE 12/20: If you ordered your figures from Super7 at either San Diego Comic-Con or through their web site, you may be receiving them this weekend - mine showed up today. The figures came on blue, unpunched cardbacks and the bonus figure was a clear grey Alien which, as someone who is a little sick of clear figures, I gotta say looked awesome. Check those mailboxes - or order yourself a set! Do it! Send Hasbro a message about how much we love vintage-style figures, people!
Amazon has been marking down - and up - and down - a lot of toys over the last few days. Right now, the Vintage Collection Slave I at $35 and Vintage Collection TIE Interceptor at $25 are about as low as we've ever seen them. Droid Factory figures are back up to $35 - cheaper, but not as low as the $15 last week.
Numerous action figures are down to about $3-$5, and not just Star Wars - Batman 1966, Star Trek Kre-O, DC and other Mattel Batman figures, and Transformers are getting cut too. Click through to see more.
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Lots of new toys have been showing up in Galactic Hunter HQ! We're working on more to share, but some highlights include new Saga Legends and Mission Series 2-packs from Hasbro! Some people are also getting Super 7 x Funko Alien ReAction Figures too, and some people are also quite excited to be looking at them right now. Want some impressions of the new Star Wars guys? Sure you do. Read on!
Here are the latest arrivals and pre-orders from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com: The 1/10 Scale Attakus Yoda is now in stock and the hot selling Kotobukiya Han Solo in Carbonite Silicone Ice Tray has also been re-stocked. Check out the full listings after the jump!
In a move surprising no one, Disney now has sequel rights for upcoming Indiana Jones films so says Variety. From TFA:
"The Walt Disney Studios and Paramount Pictures have reached a distribution and marketing agreement for the Indiana Jones franchise.
Under the arrangement, Disney gains distribution and marketing rights to future films, in addition to retaining the ownership rights it secured when it acquired Lucasfilm."
In what I can only assume is to make early adopters who paid $59.99 not a month and change ago feel as foolish as possible, Amazon cut the price on the Star Wars Legacy Collection Droid Factory Action Figure 6-Pack to a mind-blowing-but-why-stop-now $23.99. Black Series figures ($11.99 Greedo) and other items also received deep cuts, and since we're going to go ahead and say this qualifies as news, you'll see more of them after the jump.
Amazon's Cyber Week Lightning Deal Toy Page has two Lightning Deals of interest today. One, the Slave I, will be on sale at 10:00 AM PST. The TIE Interceptor will be on sale at 1:00 PM PST. Click here to see the deal page, and scroll over the Lightning Deals box to see these and other items.
Update #1: Slave I live now. Click here and add to cart. It's
Ad: While you probably don't need more Black Series 6-Inch Sandtrooper Action FIgures, Amazon has them for
$11.24 $10.12 - the best price I've seen yet. The armor is largely removable and I assume the dirt comes off, so customizers/troop builders/clearance finders - this is the time to order some Sandtroopers!
Looking for a can't-miss collectible? Invaluable.com has a blaster belonging to one Han Solo, modeled after the Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi weapons. Click here for more, but the important thing is that it's expected to sell for $200,000-$300,000, which is more than I expect to earn before I die in a bizarre gardening accident in the coming decade.
Reader PJS sent in an image that you're sure to delight in - it turns out that the 6-inch Black Series Sandtrooper head fits nicely on the existing Sandtrooper 3 3/4-inch body! You can make your very own shrunken-head or super-deformed Sandtroopers in the amount of time it takes you to read a sentence. See the picture after the jump, and thank you PJS for sharing!
If you have been waiting on the Star Wars Legacy Collection Droid Factory Action Figure 6-Pack, the online seller slashed the price by $30 to $29.99! This makes it 50% off. Click through for pricing and availability on this, half-price Black Series figures, and other preposterously fine bargains.
Ad: Get the Luke Skywalker Yavin Ceremony Jacket - a full-size wearable replica - for $200 off on Thanksgiving (today)! This is just one of several items live right now at Entertainment Earth and if you click here you can see today's selections and a preview of tomorrow's deals, too! (Spoiler alert: Gentle Giant exclusives.) See Black Friday items and more after the jump.