Hasbro Preview For NYCC

By Mike — Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hasbro threw a Preview Night Party last night for New York Comic-Con and offered some tidbits of what's to come later this evening. In their Star Wars room, the H people showed the already seen ROTJ sandstorm deleted scene figures, a new play concept showcasing half inch scale cutsie figurines and vehicles called Battle Pods, and in what is sure to cause some consternment from adult collectors but play appeal for the kiddies; the return of the "action feature". Shown were the upcoming Qui-Gon Jin and Obi-Wan Kenobi action figures with light up lightsabers for the upcoming TPM 3D release assortment. 

BBTS News: GI Joe BBTS Exclusive!, Sale, Transformers, Hot Toys & More!

By Mike — Thursday, October 13, 2011

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about more cool new preorders, nice new arrivals and other exciting news, including pre-orders for the BBTS exclusive GI Joe 7 Packs that will make its debut at !NYCC Comic-Con today!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,651

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 12, 2011

If you like weird, the Star Tours Luggage Attendant should be worth a look.  You bought a similar figure, but it wasn't orange!  So get this one.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,650

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It's Kit Fisto, an amazing revision of a great character. Mostly.  Some details aren't perfectly true to the film or to the needs of the toy, but it's still pretty good.  Good enough?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,649

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 10, 2011

It's new, and exclusive!  The Spider Assassin Droid comes in a new Toys R Us exclusive set with two clones-- and isn't a bad little robot.  (Well, OK, he's evil but it's a good toy.)  Should you go run and get one? Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,648

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 7, 2011

In the comics, ARC Trooper Alpha-17 was usually blue.  OK, pretty much 100% blue.  There was a more Episode III-esque redesign, but for some reason we got a red one in an Evolutions set a few years back.  Is it worth a look?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,647

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hey kids, it's Lieutenant Thire!  There are two similar-enough versions of this figure and you probably will want to get at least one of them.  Why not?  He's from a great episode.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,646

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It's a new Even Piell, the first all-new sculpt for the character in quite some time!  (Almost 10 years!)  This short figure has a nifty climbing backpack and a head sculpt that feels like it's a little fragile.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,645

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Hasbro sure likes Captain Rex, and this brand-new version is based on the newer sculpt, has a couple of jet packs, and ball-jointed hips-- plus a cloth "skirt.'  Is it worth the upgrade?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,644

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 3, 2011

It's a Tactical Droid!  This TA-175 turned out great and comes with a tank-- which, even at $20, makes him cheaper than the individually carded Tactical Droid from 2010.  Should you get him?  Read on!

Q&A: Hiatus Incoming, More Vintage, More Vehicles, More Fun

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 2, 2011

Last Q&A for a while-- I'm going on hiatus for a few weeks! We also look at the Just-relased Mandalorian Assault Transport, the future of vintage logos, and Star Wars Mego. And more! Read on, and send in your questions for our next exciting update.

Notable Toys R Us Deals This Week

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 2, 2011

In this week's ad:

1. Vintage Y-Wing on sale for $29.99, or $10 off.  It's difficult to cram newer pilots (with all the straps) in here, but it's still a gorgeous ship for $30.

2. Bricktober! Spend $20 on LEGO and get a free Retro Minifigure LEGO magnet.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,643

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, October 1, 2011

It's another Geonosian Drone!  Hasbro made a bunch of these out of one basic mold, and it's a good thing-- they all turned out pretty well!  Read on!

Entertainment Earth Restocks Vintage Wave 9

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ad: The new and super-nifty Vintage Wave 9 has been restocked at Entertainment Earth. It includes a number of Revenge of the Jedi figures plus Bastila Shan, a Hoth Rebel Trooper, and the finest version of Ponda Baba yet!  Click here to check pricing and availability.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,642

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's Lando Calrissian and this is the third modern attempt to sculpt the Rebel hero, but only the first with a cloth cape.  The original in the 1980s got it right, but how does this one stack up against its modern siblings?