Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,562

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 9, 2011

If you like orange troopers, this Clone Trooper Lieutenant was one you should've bought last year-- mostly because you can't get one easily today.  It has a swell hook launcher which doesn't actually launch.  It's still pretty cool-- read on!

New Hasbro Star Tours Figure Packs Out at Disney Parks

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 9, 2011

The new Star Tours action figure sets are at the Disney parks right now.  These new Hasbro action figure gift sets each sport at least 4 action figures plus new accessories.  Some are better than others, and they're $39.95 each.  (My pal Shannon was kind enough to pick mine up from Disneyland.)  More details after the jump from someone who hasn't been on the new ride yet. UPDATE: Called out "differences" on repackaged figures.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,561

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hey kids, it's the super-cool Rohlan Dyre figure! He has a lot of gear, a lot of armor, and a lot of not being in a store near you.  Should you get this Mandalorian?  Read on!

Sandtroopers.com Reveals Massive 2011 TRU Vintage Y-Wing Gallery

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Over at Sandtroopers.com is a Y-Wing Fighter gallery of an as-of-yet unannounced vehicle which is, clearly, an upcoming Toys R Us exclusive. Painted up similarly to the red-striped 1970s die-cast metal vehicle, this retooled vehicle has a redesigned interior plus the first-ever modern era astromech socket.  Check it out!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,560

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 7, 2011

One of the fascinating things about this hobby is that, at times, Hasbro will pluck an obscure movie character from the film and drop it in the toy aisles, like General McQuarrie here. Fans weren't asking for him, but we got him-- and he's neat!  Read on!

GalacticHunter.com Forums Temporarily Down

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Attention, GalacticHunter.com forum users!  Due to some previously unknown security issues, not involving user account data, our forums are temporarily down.  Our comments sections are still active here on the front page, so feel free to register your comments and discussions about the latest news while we work on a solution.  Stay tuned, and as always, thanks for reading!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,559

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 6, 2011

One of the best repaints out if Hasbro's Original Trilogy Collection line were the Jawas.  The 1997 2-pack got a fresh coat of paint in 2004, and it looked fantastic.  The packaging was great, too!  Does it hold up to more modern sculpts?  Read on!

Q&A: Too Many Toys, Re-Menacing Phantoms, More Demand Issues

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 5, 2011

This week: Will we get sexy Kotobukiya statues of Star Wars characters? Is Hasbro trying to kill us with too many toys every year? And what do 3D reissues mean for toys as we move forward? All this and much more in this week's thrilling Q&A!

EW.com Previews Xbox 360 Kinect Star Wars (Not Clone Wars) Game

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 5, 2011

Over on EW.com is a preview for the new Kinect Star Wars game coming to E3 this week.  Remember the buzz of a Clone Wars game?  Apparently they decided to tackle more than just the show.  Click through for a video sizzle and brief article.

LEGO Star Wars Hoth Echo Base A-Comin'

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 5, 2011

Would you believe... Bacta Luke in LEGO? I wouldn't, but I was directed to this page on LEGO.de showcasing LEGO 7879, the Hoth Echo Base.  It's impressive, includes 2-1B, and is loaded with stuff.  You'll want to see it, so go see it.

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Hasbro Star Wars Wave 7 Vintage Shipping Now, 8 Delayed until October

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hasbro's wildly popular Wave 7 of The Vintage Collection is shipping to (and from) online stores like Entertainment Earth and Big Bad Toy Store today, so if you pre-ordered, check your order status.  (They should be hitting stores shortly.)  Last week @EntEarth on Twitter (which is me) confirmed wave 8 and wave 8 revision 1 of TVC have been delayed until October, but pre-orders are open now.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,558

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 3, 2011

Don't feel blue, because Aayla Secura is here!  She's about as good as it gets for movie versions of the character... the cartoon one is probably the best so far, though.  So how about this one from 2005?  Read on!

Star Wars Celebration VI Date, Venue, Pricing Announced

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 2, 2011

StarWarsCelebration.com said it best:

"After the impressive (most impressive) success of last year’s Empire-themed Star Wars Celebration V, we are thrilled to announce that the biggest party this side of the galaxy, Star Wars Celebration VI is setting down August 23-26, 2012 back at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida!"

More details after the jump.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,557

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's R5-P9!  After years of waiting, you can finally get Ekelarc Yong's Astromech Droid.  Who the hell is Ekelarc Yong?  Well, that's the big question.  But here's his robot!  Aren't you excited?  Probably not, but it's a nice looking robot.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,556

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 1, 2011

While I listen to this awesome cover of "Tricky" as done by Knodel, you can read about the Battle Droid Commander.  It has some of the best deco ever applied to this mold, but it's still the same friggin' mold for the bazillionth time.  Is it worth it?  Read on!