Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,471

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 2, 2011

This figure was the first "new" body type, released in early 2010.  Clone Commander Stone has no ankles, but he does have a distinctive sculpt with no ankles. How interesting!  Should you pick this one up, given the chance?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC34 Jango Fett

By Mike — Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Take 2007's TAC Evolutions Jango Fett, retool his wrist gauntlets, swap out the JT-12 jetpack for a more colorful Z-6 pack with a removable "firing" dummy rocket, add some minor deco changes and a removable poncho, and there you have the "new" Vintage Collection Jango Fett. We're quite frankly slightly underwhelmed by Hasbro's effort, especially for a character that's worthy of a good "ultimate" upgrade. Keeping the figure carded in the awesome Kenner inspired card is probably a good option if you have the EVO version already.

Image Bank: VC33 Padmé Amidala (Peasant Disguise)

By Mike — Tuesday, February 1, 2011

If only all peasants dressed this finely. With swappable headpieces, a nicely done soft goods shawl, and detailed paint deco, the all new Padmé Amidala in Peasant Disguise makes a worthy partner to just also released Peasant Anakin. While it would be nice if someday Hasbro figured out a way to make a gowned Padmé sit, we're really not complaining. She's quite stunning.

 

Exclusive Airborne Trooper (Mace Windu Squad) Minibust

By Mike — Tuesday, February 1, 2011

StarWarsShop is now  offering their shared exclusive Airborne Trooper Minibust. The special purple markings of this particular trooper denotes its command under Mace Windu. The minibust is limited to only 1,250 pieces worldwide and includes a certificate of authenticity. Price is $54.99 and is IN STOCK now! Click here to order!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,470

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hey, it's another Obi-Wan Kenobi!  From 2005 through 2008, Hasbro did a lot of mixing-and-matching to create slightly different versions of the Phantom Menace costume.  Is this one any good?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC32 Anakin Skywalker (Peasant Disguise)

By Mike — Tuesday, February 1, 2011

He's vastly improved from the original "Peasant Disguise" Anakin pictured on the cardback, with nice articulation and great paint detail, particularly on the tunic. The new Vintage AOTC era Anakin Skywalker came out much better in plastic than the pre-release Hasbro product shots, and we highly recommend upgrading your 2002 clunker for the newer, sleeker 2010 model today.

 

 

Image Bank: VC30 Zam Wesell

By Mike — Monday, January 31, 2011

Like a grape Otter Pop of perfection, the new Vintage Collection Zam Wesell impresses with a highly detailed sculpt and an evolutionary jump from the 2002 pre-posed, action featured Saga version. You've now got an almost spot on facial likeness of Leanna Walsman, removable helmet, swappable heads, and super-articulation. This one will be the definite version for awhile, folks. So make sure to pick her up!

 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,469

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 31, 2011

There have been a few flavors of the Geonosian Warrior, this one came with the boxed set of Delta Squad a few years ago.  He has a big gun and purple wings-- oh, and some clones you might want.  Is he worth picking up in his own right?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC29 Kit Fisto

By Mike — Monday, January 31, 2011

The Nautolan Jedi Master receives the ultra Vintage Collection treatment featuring an all new sculpt, super articulation, and a removable soft goods cloak. While Kit Fisto has had quite a few iterations in the past, this version has to be considered the best yet. The paint detail is quite nice and the poseability makes most older versions obscure. He'll also fit nicely in the new Wal-Mart exclusive Starfighter.

 

TOY PALACE Newsletter #04

By Mike — Monday, January 31, 2011

TOY PALACE releases their latest newsletter with IN STOCK items such as FX Lightsabers, the exclusive Sideshow Black Hole Stormtrooper, Gentle Giant Death Trooper minibust, Battle Over Endor 4 Packs and much more!

 

Brian's Toys Newsletter 1/31

By Mike — Monday, January 31, 2011

A great week of great stuff at Brian's Toys.  Vintage collectors will be thrilled to pick up some of the AFA-Graded Lili Ledy & Glasslite vintage figures.  They're quite rare and are going fast!

Q&A: Big Ships, New Figures, TV Shows, and Repacks

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 30, 2011

We look at Hasbro's best big vehicles, the length of The Clone Wars on TV and in the aisle, and of course, more astromech droids. All this and some notes on the new Attack of the Clones Vintage wave can be yours in this week's Q&A!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,468

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 28, 2011

It looks like a soda can and is named the Retail Droid, or LR-57 Combat Droid.  Ridiculous, or awesome?  I'd say this release is a little of each, and is worth snagging as part of a pretty good Battle Pack.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,467

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 27, 2011

From the future of Star Wars comes Sigel Dare, an Imperial Knight that barely squeaked out with an action figure release before the comic packs went away.  Is she any good?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,466

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's Carnor Jax in training gear!  Note the blue outfit, recycled Clone trainee legs, and nifty logo on his back.  Should you pick up this guardsman-to-be?  Read on!