Sideshow has opened up pre-orders for the upcoming Sixth Scale Utapau Airborne Trooper. This fully articulated armor body comes with 6 interchangeable hands, 2 DC-17 Blaster Pistols, a DC-15 Blaster Rifle, and whole lot more.
Rejoice! If you were a child in the 1980s, the new Ewok Pack is as exciting as the new Yavin Pilot Pack! You can see them at Sandtroopers.com, and you should! The Ewok set has two real winners for lovers of the post-ROTJ stories with Princess Kneesaa from the TV series Ewoks (and other licensed stories and products) plus Tippet from the Marvel stories. The Yavin set has a new Porkins plus much more. You want to know more, right?
Last but not least in this new wave of Vintage is Clone Pilot Odd Ball, a nicely-sculpted and pretty nicely painted new pilot! We didn't need a new mold, but Hasbro gave it to us and it turned out well. How well? Read on!
He's red and white and would have made a perfect Target exclusive! Jedi Temple Archives posts a carded shot of the new and upcoming Clone Commander Fox in his new Phase II armor.
The second batch of Hasbro's Fighter Pods, tiny blind-bagged and painted Star Wars figures, have started shipping. Unfortunately the blind bags don't include checklists, nor do they include the online game codes promised on the bags. (There's a sticker covering this.) We got some. Want to know more? Did you see the McQuarrie Concept Boba Fett Fighter Pods Figure that everybody needs to get? Click through for a list of characters (and a video with some nice close-ups) after the jump.
Some figures I love, and you'll hate. This Obi-Wan Kenobi may qualify, given it has an astonishingly good sculpt and Ewan McGregor likeness, but only 5 points of articulation. Since I'm right and you're wrong, what's wrong with you? Read on and find out!
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Gentle Giant reveals a second exclusive minibust for San Diego Comic-Con. The Ralph McQuarrie Stormtrooper minibust is based on the master concept artist's early design and pre-production illustrations for A New Hope.
The new collection of Japanese Bishoujo ("beautiful young girl") style Star Wars statues from Kotobukiya make their debut with Jaina Solo.
It's been an interesting week to be a Star Wars collector. Some report new figure finds at Wal Mart and Target, others can't find anything but The Phantom Menace wave. Preorders of the Mandalorian Assault Transport were cancelled, but new San Diego Comic Con and Celebration VI exclusives were teased. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie look at these developments and what it means to be a Star Wars toy collector in 2012.
The brand-new Naboo Starfighter was a long-delayed release, but would you believe it was actually manufactured very close to the wave 1 vehicles? Find out how you can tell, and just how good this new release is, in today's special video review right after the jump!
The standard brand bearer and primary clone for The Clone Wars series gets an update in 2012 that transitions him into Phase II armor. The new Captain Rex looks absolutely magnificent, with great sculpting, awesome deco and weathering detail, and shares some parts with CW2 Phase II Clone Trooper. What he lacks in articulation (8 points), Rex certainly makes some up for in aesthetics. But will that make the cut for pose happy collectors?
Just as your wallet takes a breather from the summer convention exclusive buying frenzy, Rebelscum has unloaded a fantastic report on some upcoming ToysRUs exclusives coming to you this fall.
Another one! The just-released 2012 Nikto Skiff Guard sports a great sculpt and exceptional articulation. And we made a video of it, too! Want to know how excited you should be about this one? Read on, or watch the video after the jump!