Comparing the new Vintage Collection Battle Droid to the first versions from 1999 is almost like comparing a Vintage Kenner Stormtrooper with a modern super-articulated version. They're just worlds of sculpt, design, and engineering apart.
I need to write an intro for Q&A, don't I? Crap. Uhhh... what do we have this week? Deleted Scenes Figures! Just what color is Luke's cloak anyway? Does Jedi Force have a future? Is it possible, the Recon Shuttle is making it out? All this and a nice little tangent on all things Dejarik (there aren't many) in this week's Q&A!
Yakface.com reports that the Walmart exclusive Discover The Force Dewback and Vulture Droid were found at a local store for $29.98 each. Happy Hunting!
Want to create your own flags for the Podracers you may already have? Our friend Jayson of Yakface.com created a great template for you to print out your own!
Ratts Tyerell was originally supposed to be included as a 2 pack with BD11 Clegg Holdfast but was held back to be released in 2012 as part of The Vintage Collection. The date stamp on the figure even indicates 2009. How does he hold up over 2 years later? Hasbro executed a decent design and sculpt albeit we would have liked to have seen the "screaming" face instead of a calmer, grinning Ratts. The included Pit Droid has a nice new deco and is a re-used mold from the Bonus Pit Droids packed in place of Commtech Chips that were only released in Asia for The Episode I Collection.
A preview of this Friday's next The Clone Wars Episode #4.16: Friends And Enemies, is now online with video and images. Fleeing across the galaxy with criminal fugitives, a disguised Obi-Wan, Cad Bane and Moralo Eval are tenaciously pursued by Anakin and Ahsoka, who have no idea they're chasing their friend.
AMC Theaters will be giving away FREE Hasbro Star Wars Fighter Pods for the opening weekend (February 10-12) of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D. Select theaters will also be giving away exclusive Anakin Skywalker Podracer Goggle/3D Glasses for the first 400 theatergoers. Check your local AMC Theater for local event details. Follow the link and check out the special trailer!
New carded and boxed images of the upcoming Clone Wars Aayla Secura, Republic Commando Boss, Captain Rex, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, The Republic Assault Submarine, and Attack Recon Fighter have been posted by Sandtroopers.com!
Sideshow gives a quick production sneak peek of the upcoming 1:6 Scale Bossk figure and its shaping up to be fantastic!
Presenting the Susan Lucci of the Fan's Choice Polls. Always the bridesmaid never the bride and all that stuff. Ben Quadinaros finally gets plasticized and in good style as a figure with good sculpt and likeness to the character and a workmanlike 12 points of articulation. He's packed with an Otoga-222 pit droid that was originally included with the 1999 Ody Mandrell figure. With the upcoming release of Mawhonic, the circle of pod racers are complete.
The ROTJ Blu-Ray Deleted Scene Figures aka The Vintage Collection Wave 2 are now up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth! This wave includes the deleted "Sandstorm" scene figures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Lando Calrissian. The wave is scheduled for delivery in March.
***SOLD OUT*** The Walmart Discover The Force exclusive Royal Starship Droids and Mos Espa Arena Battle Packs are now available online at Walmart.com for $24.96 each! Save time, gas and shipping and choose Site to Store to have it delivered to your local Walmart!
As far as figures in action are concerned, Neimoidians probably are up there with Imperial Dignitaries. They're just supposed to stand, sometimes speak, and scheme. The captain of the Trade Federation battleship blockading Naboo was remembered more as a "stunted slime" than anything, but Hasbro chose to put some real thought in his figure and give him a fully sculpted body and soft goods. Daultay Dofine is excellently designed with a removable headpiece and sculpted robe with a cloth material that drapes well. We're hoping Hasbro gives the same treatment when they finally (hopefully) release Sim Aloo.
Now this is different. Volkswagen releases this teaser for their game day Super Bowl commercial. The canine chorus bark the ubiquitous "Imperial March" in most impressive harmony.