2010 was a landmark year celebrating the 30th Anniversary of what many consider to be the best Star Wars film made, The Empire Strikes Back. For Hasbro action figure collectors, it presented a mixed bag of peaks and valleys as the year progressed. Toy Fair got things started with this year's BMF, the AT-AT, and the announcement of the new Vintage Collection and its fantastic retro style Kenner packaging.
While you're at Wal-Mart looking for Jabba, you might see Matchstick in some of their exclusive DVD figure 2-packs. It's a good figure with a distinctive design, so it wouldn't kill you to pick him up to pilot your vehicles. Or would it? (It wouldn't.) Read on!
If you missed Jabba the Hutt this year, which was an elusive exclusive, you've potentially got a second chance to get one while proving the old saying "good things come to those who wait." The exclusive is showing up again at some locations, generally scanning at $19.00 even, although sometimes the shelf tag says $26.00. Previously, it was closer to $35, so why not go take a look and get one now? It's certainly worth the $19 for Oola and Jabba alone.
Standing in front of one of the rollercoaster rides of 2010, the Gamorrean Guard is one of those must-buy figures from the year. You got one by now, right? If not, go get one. Then, after you've done that, you can read on!
Oh, I do love the Jawa action figures. This guy is part of a 2-pack of great cartoon-style figures, one of too few aliens to appear in the TV-focused action figure line. And it's still cheap, too! Is it worth grabbing? Read on!
The ToysRUs Battle Over Endor 4 packs are now up for pre-order at ToysRUs.com for $24.99 each What's appealing is their current offer of Buy 2 get 1 FREE! Estimated ship day is February. Click here to pre-order and thanks to guys at Yakface.com for the heads up!
Originally released last year for Target's Geonosis Arena sets, these red Battle Droids, one being a commander, are prime for the army building. Look out for a correction to a smaller size for the eyes by Hasbro for better accuracy.
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As we wrap up 2010, let's look at one of the first figures from 2000-- it's the very first R2-B1! Made with a chrome dome and only two legs, this figure wasn't exactly a step forward but it sure was colorful. Is it worth snagging? Read on!
It's the last Q&A of 2010! Let's look at development delays, the vintageness of the new R2-D2 figure, and the chances of you ever seeing a Baron Papanoida figure again-- animated or otherwise! Read on, and send me your questions for 2011!
If you're in the market for Target's Hasbro Star Wars exclusives from October and November, remaining inventory is half price. I saw several of the Vintage 9-packs for $24.98, and other items remained-- while the stores are closed now, this should give you something to hunt for on Sunday. Don't forget, the Cad Bane/IG-86 2-pack has a unique deco on the droid! Merry Christmas!
Oh, what a difference ten years makes. There was a time where Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise) was an unbelievably big deal-- first as a mail-in, than as this store exclusive. Today? Worthless. It's still a nice figure though-- read on!
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Is this Darth Maul the best so far? Maybe! It's certainly the best at sitting, and it's easily the best toy one so far. There's still room for improvement, but this 1999 release is so good, Hasbro still has it in circulation today. Read on!
Don’t miss the newest issue of Star Wars Galaxy Comic! Issue 3 is on sale 23 December – just in time for the holidays!