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.
Our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com have released their latest newsletter which includes pre-orders for a case or singles for Vintage Wave 3 (or 5 depending on your numerology) which includes the new Grand Moff Tarkin, Shae Vizla, Galen Marek, Nikto Guard, and Clone Pilot Davijaan!
The main selling point of this Anakin Skywalker figure is probably his dirty mug, follwed by the helmet. Sadly, it doesn't really fit in the matching Pod Racer, nor is it a new mold-- it's a 2000-era figure. Is it worth getting as part of a big set? R
While a long-requested figure, Ben Quadinaros had lost Fan's Choice voting more than once, and this figure actually looks significantly meaner than the renderings from the movie. Is this crueller take on the kite with arms worth buying? Read on!
The leader of the Wolfpack upgrades his armor but loses mobility for his second figure release. There are a few things so right about this figure and a lot that could have been done better. Visually, he looks stunning, but if you can get by with 8 points of articulation on a figure that's meant to be posed dynamically or keep your figures carded, then you'll probably be O.K.
Need a fresh, unpunched case of Phantom Menace figures on a discount? Brian's Toys has marked down TVC Wave 1 action figures by $45 to only $74.99 per case. They also have the latest wave of Vintage action figures including Wedge Antilles, Dr. Evazan, Kithaba, and the rest of the gang.
While pictures online of the next wave of Vintage, Movie Heroes, and Clone Wars figures appear on Star Wars collecting sites, the stores themselves are still lacking in new Star Wars toys. But just because the latest wave of figures isn't there doesn't mean there's nothing to buy! On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie recount their multi-city toy run and play your voicemails. Listen to find out where to get discounts on Legos, exclusive Hasbro toys, Gentle Giant busts, and more!
Oh, to get a Mother Talzin. Is it likely? I don't know about that. Know a good Battle Game Card resource? What's the deal with R2-A6 vs. R2-N3? Also, the mailbag is empty so fire off any new questions you got!
Our sponsors at BigBadToyStore now have The Vintage Collection Wave 4 with Dr. Evazan, Aayla Secura, Nom Anor, Kithaba, the 501st Clone Trooper, and the re-circulated Wedge Antilles as a set or in singles. The set is $79.99 and single cards are $13.99 each. They also have singles of Wave 3 with Hoth Luke and Clone Wars Anakin as well.
The most prominent and notorious Clone Trooper unit gets an update in plastic in the new and improved 2011 body. He's super-articulated, nicely-decoed and you can generalize this as a repaint of the Movie Heroes Class I BARC Speeder with Clone Trooper and you would be correct. But then there's a slight issue with the helmet.
Plain vanilla ice cream is sometimes all you need to take care of that sweet tooth. It's uncomplicated yet classically flavorful. In the case of the VC45 Phase I Clone Trooper, Hasbro makes plain white even more intriguing by drafting an all new, spectacular sculpt that's aesthetically and proportionally pleasing, proving that super articulation is not the end all, be all of vanilla ice cream or Clone Troopers.
This Hasbro print ad for The Vintage Collection from August 2011 stars Cantina Patron and mercenary Bom Vimdin. Check it out in our Image Bank!