Hasbro has released a couple of nice, clear photos of the Comic-Con International 2012 Star Wars Exclusive Carbonite Chamber multi-pack featuring an exclusive Vintage Collection Jar Jar Binks in Carbonite.
The Shaak Ti vs General Grievous "Hunt For The Jedi" Polystone Diorama is now up for pre-order by Sideshow for $349.99. Based on the 2005 Genndy Tartovosky Clone Wars "Battle of Hypori" episode (remember "Sha"Gi" Jedi?) this 1:8 scale polystone diorama is sure to be a stunner on display and scheduled for release in December.
Another version wasn't on my top priority list, but there's plenty to like about the new Clone Pilot, especially since he features new sculpting with re-used parts from previous figures that complement the upgrade. A few ROTS era pilots have been released for battle packs and Evolutions sets over the years with varying degrees of quality. However, this well executed design partnered with some kit bashing and the appeal of a film scene specific representation makes VC97 pretty close to if not definitive.
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Those teases at Sideshow posts a photo featuring the snow bitten feet of their forthcoming Sixth Scale Imperial Stormtrooper in Hoth Battle Gear.
A Jedi's strength flows from ... his phone? PowerA today announced that it will debut a limited edition collection of licensed cases for iPhone 4/4S at the E3 Expo June 5-7 in Los Angeles. Iconic imagery, classic poster art and sculpted character representations from the Star Wars™ universe allow iPhone users to show their Star Wars pride with these officially licensed Star Wars cases from PowerA.
Figures are starting to trickle back into stores, with new figures being reported found at Wal-Mart, Target, and Toys R Us. But as reported on last week's podcast, the quickest, most reliable way to get some new figures at close to retail were to order them from Amazon.com. Arnie and Marjorie ordered a handful of new Star Wars Vintage figures from Amazon including Dr. Evizan, the 501st clone, and Arc Trooper Commander to have some openers.
Best know to many as Klaatu, Wooof came out in late 2010 as one of the few figures which took an exceptionally long time to see a modern-era remake. He may be warming pegs, but is he worth buying? Read on!
The deadly female Mandalorian Bounty Hunter is the second Vintage Collection action figure from The Old Republic video game. Shae Vizla includes swappable heads to display her helmeted and un-helmeted and she even comes with some flame effects like it's 2002.
Banks for the memories! Diamond Select Toys sent along a news release today with their new Comic-Con 2012 exclusives, including a nifty bank. More after the jump.
Based on the Clone (or is it?) protagonist from The Force Unleashed II game, Starkiller comes with a pilot outfit and training armor for some Sith apprentice badass-ness. For better or worse, he's the 100th Vintage Collection figure (I thought it should've been a more iconic character that Kenner never originally produced, like Tarkin.) and if past is any prologue on the popularity of other Star Wars video game themed action figures and the cross-sell appeal for both collectors and gamers alike, he should be pretty hard to find on a store peg.
The latest issue of the Star Wars Insider (#134, July 2012) is hitting news stands now and features some Clone Wars Season 5 exclusives, a Ralph McQuarrie tribute and more! Dan Curto and James Burns also go over their favorite Star Wars action figures!
We’ve heard you missed us, so we're back! Dan Curto and James Burns are back in the saddle again with an all-new podcast, picking up right where we left off. Listen in to the first show at our new home, complete with the latest news and reviews.