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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
You thought that all you had to do was to track down one of the presently extremely scarce just-released Wedge Antilles figures? Well, you're wrong. Hasbro now has a package variant to be on the watch for, and you can read more about Hasbro salting your wounds at Yakface.com for the full story.
Summer is basically here, so let's look at the hottest figure of 2003 with the Clone Trooper. This was the one that basically spawned everything about what's right and wrong with the figures today-- lots of articulation, but he was also really tough to get. Read on!
Where are the missing Clone Wars figures from last summer? What's going on with the new Vintage 3-packs at Target? And how are we going to show the kids these movies when the time comes? All this and more in this week's Q&A!
Dating back from 2003, which was the last time we really saw buttons as a physical sculpted piece on most of our 3 3/4-inch figures, this Han Solo had a unique pose and a lot of gear-- and multiple repaints! Should you grab one? Read on!
Here's one for the shorties. And by that, I mean the Tusken Raider Child is short. This tiny-- but still articulated-- figure came packaged with his mom for just five bucks in 2002, which, even for the time, was quite the bargain. Good luck on finding that today! Read on for more on this one.