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!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,700

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Welcome to day 1,700 of Adam Held Hostage with Lumiya, a figure I assumed would never, ever see plastic.  I'm thrilled she exists, but did the Marvel villain turn out acceptably?  Read on!

The Old Republic, Classic Films Coming to LEGO Star Wars 2012

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 19, 2011

Jabba's Palace is just one of several new sets coming to LEGO in a 2012 preview over at Hoth Bricks, a French fan site.  Preliminary packaging mock-ups are shown and these are presumably legit-- we'll know more in February for Toy Fair! Read on!

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,699

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 19, 2011

Ahhh the Battle Droid Commander.  The token repaint of a decent mold, this guy also includes binoculars which make it just a little more different.  Should you get one for your tanks?  Read on!

Rancho Obi-Wan Becomes Non-Profit Inspired By The Force Of Imagination

By Mike — Sunday, December 18, 2011

RANCHO OBI-WAN (ROW), home of the largest privately held Star Wars™ collection in the world, is now a California nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to serve the public through the collection, conservation, exhibition, and interpretation of Star Wars memorabilia.

 

Fans can now play an active part at Rancho Obi-Wan by getting memberships, taking tours, planning events, and making donations. “The best part of Star Wars for me has been getting to meet and become friends with thousands of enthusiastic fans all over the world,” says collection owner, Steve Sansweet, who is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rancho Obi-Wan, Inc. “The saga has become a multigenerational touchstone of popular culture worldwide, and one role of the museum and its outreach program is to show how that happened.”

Brian's Toys Newsletter 12/16/11

By Mike — Sunday, December 18, 2011

Great products just arrived at Brian's Toys, giving you enough time to make those last minute Christmas gift ideas.  Pick up the Vintage-Style Exclusive Taun-Taun or the brand new Marvel Universe Wave 15 figure set.   Great restocks include the Max Rebo Band Statue, Vintage-Style carded figures, and the Mace Windu FX Lightsaber!

BBTS News: Arkham City, Transformers, Star Wars, Marvel & More

By Mike — Sunday, December 18, 2011

Hi - Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about many more new arrivals and some fantastic new preorders!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,698

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 16, 2011

From 1999, or "thousands of years ago," this Darth Maul had saber-swinging action before it was cool.  Or retro.  Or whatever.  Is it worth picking up, now that it's super-cheap?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,697

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 15, 2011

I love Jawa figures.  For a while, Hasbro put out a new one almost every year-- this has since stopped, but it was a nice run to see new takes on the little guys with a companion droid.  This was the last one so far-- how was he?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,696

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Behold, the very first and very angry Barriss Offee!  Portrayed on TV as a younger hero-in-training, the first Hasbro action figure is a stylized, seemingly fully adult woman.  Is this 2003 release worth a look?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,695

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Senate Commando Captain is, at its core, a revised Clone Trooper in blue.  The arms had some changes, he has a new head, and some swell pinstriping-- is it worth getting?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,694

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 12, 2011

Arguably the pinnacle of Hasbro's animated action figure design, the Mandalorian Warrior is yet another take on this group with some pretty swell accessories and stellar articulation. It doesn't get much better than this!  Read on!