Check back this Saturday morning for Galactic Hunter coverage of Toy Fair 2012 in New York City! Join Adam Pawlus, myself, and the newest member of our team, Rich Alot, who was actually part of the old CollectStarWars.com team, in what's hopefully shaping up to be another great event. This will be our 10th year covering Toy Fair as Galactic Hunter, and we thank you for your much appreciated support of the site as we head into a new 3D era. Stay with us as we continue to Keep You On Target.
With the street date for new Star Wars toys well behind us all the major retailers have the new Star Wars figures, Fighter Pods, vehicles, and more out! But in with the new means out with the old at many Targets, and on this week’s Star Wars Action News Marjorie and Arnie play your voicemails on some of the best bargains to be had on Star Wars toys!
Originally scheduled to be released last November, the Star Wars themed XBox 360 is now slated for April 3rd. The special bundle includes a 250 GB XBox 360 stylized like R2-D2, a gold C-3PO controller, and a white Stormtrooper Kinect Motion camera.
Walmart.com has launched a Discover The Force 3D Gallery featuring various images that can be viewed with the special 3D glasses included with their DTF exclusives. Most images are featured on the DTF packaging and cardbacks but a few are rather new, including a cool dioramic preview of the upcoming MTT! Thanks to Jayson at Yakface.com for the keen eye!
The 1999 party continues and it's happening at Walmart. The Discover The Force exclusives are now being put out just in time for the release of The Phantom Menace 3D this weekend. Our initial concerns about single case assortments being found have been proven unwarranted by the wonderful revelation that Walmart stores (most of them anyway) will be placing a POS display with all 17 exclusive pieces including 12 figures, 2 Battle Packs, 2 Vehicles, and the Qui-Gon Jinn Electronic Lightsaber. Discover The Force indeed!
Another Geonosian Warrior? Yup! You can build an army out of the different versions Hasbro made, including this 2-pack release from 2010. Is this now-clearanced figure worth it? Read on, and be sure to vote in the new FOTD poll!
This is the brand-new Anakin Skywalker figure that Hasbro just released in the last couple of weeks. It looks a lot like the other ones, but it is indeed a brand-new, thinner sculpt with new accessories. Do you need a lightsaber launcher? Well, no, of course you don't. But aren't you the slightest bit curious if it's any fun? I am.
A preview of this Friday's next Clone Wars episode #4.18: Crisis On Naboo, is now online with video and images. The Chancellor travels to Naboo to preside over a public ceremony, guarded by Jedi Knights. Dooku and his bounty hunters -- including an undercover Obi-Wan Kenobi -- launch their kidnapping plot.
The Walmart exclusive Discover The Force wave of action figures have finally hit the U.S. SWCollector reports finding the entire assortment at a store in Texas. The pricepoint is relative to the Movie Heroes line at $8.96 each and looks to be packed 1 per case. This may portend to tough hunting in the onset for the likes of Ric Olie and G8-R3, since these are a few of the figures in the wave which aren't planned to be re-issued in Vintage cards later in the year.
Questions about vehicles! Missing parts? Rare ships? Yes. Strange online toy selling! Let's look at that too. And someone can't find the new Phantom Menace stuff? Color me surprised. All this and more, so read on!
After a lackluster January 30th that saw most merchandise released by Walmart weeks before and Discover The Force looking to be delayed until The Phantom Menace 3D hits theaters, it's time for some bargain hunting. Our Galactic Hunt Report advises you to stay on Target.
Pre-orders for the new Battle Droid minibust from Gentle Giant will finally be processed on Tuesday, February 7th. Gentle Giant provides this teaser for your viewing pleasure! Check your pre-orders to make sure all your account and billing information are current.
Brian's Toys has a fantastic newsletter this week! Not only are there new 2012 Vintage-Style Pre-orders, but plenty more rare Vintage AFA has been added to the site. Feast your eyes on a AFA-graded POTF Yak Face and 3-Pack Imperial Set.
One good Tiin deserves another! Saesee Tiin is based loosely on the animation model, plopping a new head on Obi-Wan Kenobi's body. Is he worth tracking down?