Back To School Re-Sets, Back To Hunting

By Mike — Saturday, July 30, 2011

The time around Comic-Con traditionally provides a window of opportunity for new stuff to hit the shelves as brick and mortar stores re-set for back to school.  After experiencing shelves seemingly doldrumed with old merchandise, the hunt is once again on. 

Brian's Toys Newsletter 07/29/11

By Mike — Saturday, July 30, 2011

Prepare yourselves, the newest Vintage-Style waves are about to land at Brian's Toys.  Will you be ready?  Make sure you place your pre-orders for the sets now at www.brianstoys.com!

BBTS News: DC Universe 20, Halo, Batman, Hot Toys & More!

By Mike — Saturday, July 30, 2011

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about more new preorders and a nice batch of new arrivals, including the Saga Commemorative Packs and the Republic Attack Shuttle!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,598

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 29, 2011

It's Ree-Yees with a camera!  Just like you've always wanted, right?  This 1998 figure got another run in 2010 with the new accessory and four new friends.  Should you get the lot of them?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,597

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hasbro has no shortage of Darth Maul figures, and this one was particularly tough to get at first.  As one of the "Masters of the Dark Side," the set was quite scarce-- single figures came out later, and now it's cheap enough for you to get easily.  Should you?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,596

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It's IG97, the "killer" robot.  Based on the newest Battle Droid chassis, the figure has loads of articulation, a good amount of gear, and a comic-accurate head to boot.  You'll want this one-- assuming you can still find it, which is entirely possible.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,595

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Science fact: fans love Natalie Portman.  So it's no surprise we eventually would get more toys of her, like this Padme Amidala in a black gown thing from 2007.  She can't sit, but hey, she can stand!  Find out if she's a must-have, and read on.

SDCC Death Star Set Now At HasbroToyShop! SOLD OUT

By Mike — Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The SDCC exclusive Revenge of the Jedi Death Star set is now online at HasbroToyshop.com for $129.99 each. Click here to order yours before they're gone and enter coupon code COMIC2011 for 10% off.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,594

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 25, 2011

He's small and fishy.  Robonino was one of those figures fans started asking for, subsequently got, and didn't really buy.  His Target-exclusive gift set is still available nearly 9 months after its introduction, which is a shame, as it's a nice set that should sell through. Should you get one?  Read on!

Q&A: Fan's Choice Metrics 2011, Part 1

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's that time again!  Fan's Choice Metrics is back and updated for 2011.  This week, we look at the first five "Fan's Choice" contests run by Hasbro.  How many figures did we actually get?  Surprisingly, most of them.  Read on for more!

Comic-Con: Sideshow Has Legendary In Mind

By Mike — Sunday, July 24, 2011

If you want to get the most detail and authenticity out of your collectible figure, then a larger 1/2 scale canvas will extract as much creativity as possible. Sideshow debuted their Legendary scale Darth Maul and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the results are amazing. The facial features and likeness to Guiness and Park are extraordinary. One, of course, must have ample room in their home to be a "completist", but collecting one to display instantly qualifies it as a collection centerpiece.

Comic-Con: Kotobukiya (On The) Rocks

By Mike — Sunday, July 24, 2011

We have uploaded photos of all the Japan collectible goodness from Kotobukiya. The centerpiece of their booth are the new R2-D2 and Han Solo Carbonite ice trays that are sure to be a hit for your summer cocktail parties. ActionFigureExpress also offered their SDCC exclusive TFU Stormtrooper Commander 2 Pack at the show.

Comic-Con: Attakus Introduces New 1/10 Scale Resin Collection

By Mike — Sunday, July 24, 2011

Attakus will be producing a limited run collection of high end 1/10 scale resin figures that are scheduled to be released this fall. The figures include Darth Vader and an assortment of Clone Troopers amd Stormtroopers. The figures will retail for $111 each and were displayed in the Diamond booth at Comic-con.

Comic-Con: Revenge Death Star Set Sold Out. HTS Will Sell Tuesday

By Mike — Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Hasbro exclusive Revenge of the Jedi Death Star Figure set sold out, along with most of the popular Hasbro exclusives, late Saturday. Hasbro even sold the sample that they had displayed in their booth, giving credence to the low production quantities of this exclusive.

BBTS News: Clearance Sale!, SDCC, Hot Toys, Diamond & More

By Mike — Saturday, July 23, 2011

 Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about some more cool new preorders, new arrivals and a new sale! We've just reduced pricing on hundreds more items and now have thousands of figures priced at 30% off, 40% off and more!