So yeah, Star Tours Build-A-Droid. Let's talk about that. Where is that Naboo Starfighter? Good question. Has it really been 10 years since Attack of the Clones figures came out? Geez, time flies! And how does Hasbro determine when to make a new mold? I thought I knew, but it's getting pretty strange, particularly in Hasbro's other toy brands. All this and how I ruined one of my favorite figures on Sunday when you read on!
Droid Factory makes its return to Tatooine Traders at Disney's Hollywood Studios! Attractions magazine posted on their Twitter page that Build-A-Droid will be featured at the theme park's store where you can assemble your own droid action figure.
Rancho Obi-Wan, the museum devoted to Star Wars memorabilia and to fandom, is giving away 4 Initiate Memberships in honor of the upcoming unofficial Star Wars holiday, May the 4th Be With You!
In case you missed it earlier in the week, Brian's Toys has the Vintage Collection Wave 12 in stock and are now taking pre-orders on Vintage Wave 13 and Darth Malgus. On top of that Wedge Antilles is available and reduced to $19.99. New this week are two new battle packs of Bespin Battle and Duel on Naboo, Sideshow 12" Commander Neyo pre-order, and GI Joe 12" Zartan. The Geonosis Arena Battle battle pack has received a price cut to $19.99!
Gentle Giant joins in on the May The 4th Be With Yoy Star Wars Day Celebration by holding a giveaway for a production sample of the Kit Fisto Minibust!
LEGOShop will be holding their own May The 4th Be With You event on May 4th and 5th featuring exclusive Star Wars deals and offers.
Gentle Giant has posted a digital sculpt of their forthcoming PGM exclusive Rebel Fleet Trooper minibust on their Facebook page. It's looking good so far and is sure destined not to "choke".
There's something else to look forward to next Friday besides green angry behemoths and hammer throwing demigods. Sideshow has announced a May The 4th Be With You special online event that will feature special discounts and offers, giveaways, and more beginning next Thursday, May 3rd.
Sideshow has added another assortment to the Star Wars statue lineup. Mythos will be populated by characters from new and existing story lines. "We will bring history, unique details and personal choices to each in order to elaborate on who they are. Through the design and sculpt process our goal is to delve deeper into these established characters and offer our own interpretations of what they have done outside of the Star Wars canon".
Sideshow announces their new Sixth Scale OOM-9 Battle Droid Commander. and offers a sneak peek A full reveal will be posted May 1st on their Production Blog.
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Expanded Canon meets Expanded Universe as the fan favorite Republic Commando Boss gets the Clone Wars treatment in 2012 with good sculpt, but awfully limited leg articulation. He comes with his standard commando weaponry, a zip line, and a cool storage pack to harness his hand blasters.
Sideshow has posted a sneak peek splash page and Production Blog Image Gallery of their upcoming Sixth Scale Commander Neyo and it looks brilliant! The price for the exclusive and non-exclusive version will be $134.99. The exclusive version will include a 91st Reconnaisance Corps Display Base.