The 1999 party continues and it's happening at Walmart. The Discover The Force exclusives are now being put out just in time for the release of The Phantom Menace 3D this weekend. Our initial concerns about single case assortments being found have been proven unwarranted by the wonderful revelation that Walmart stores (most of them anyway) will be placing a POS display with all 17 exclusive pieces including 12 figures, 2 Battle Packs, 2 Vehicles, and the Qui-Gon Jinn Electronic Lightsaber. Discover The Force indeed!
Another Geonosian Warrior? Yup! You can build an army out of the different versions Hasbro made, including this 2-pack release from 2010. Is this now-clearanced figure worth it? Read on, and be sure to vote in the new FOTD poll!
This is the brand-new Anakin Skywalker figure that Hasbro just released in the last couple of weeks. It looks a lot like the other ones, but it is indeed a brand-new, thinner sculpt with new accessories. Do you need a lightsaber launcher? Well, no, of course you don't. But aren't you the slightest bit curious if it's any fun? I am.
A preview of this Friday's next Clone Wars episode #4.18: Crisis On Naboo, is now online with video and images. The Chancellor travels to Naboo to preside over a public ceremony, guarded by Jedi Knights. Dooku and his bounty hunters -- including an undercover Obi-Wan Kenobi -- launch their kidnapping plot.
The Walmart exclusive Discover The Force wave of action figures have finally hit the U.S. SWCollector reports finding the entire assortment at a store in Texas. The pricepoint is relative to the Movie Heroes line at $8.96 each and looks to be packed 1 per case. This may portend to tough hunting in the onset for the likes of Ric Olie and G8-R3, since these are a few of the figures in the wave which aren't planned to be re-issued in Vintage cards later in the year.
Questions about vehicles! Missing parts? Rare ships? Yes. Strange online toy selling! Let's look at that too. And someone can't find the new Phantom Menace stuff? Color me surprised. All this and more, so read on!
After a lackluster January 30th that saw most merchandise released by Walmart weeks before and Discover The Force looking to be delayed until The Phantom Menace 3D hits theaters, it's time for some bargain hunting. Our Galactic Hunt Report advises you to stay on Target.
Pre-orders for the new Battle Droid minibust from Gentle Giant will finally be processed on Tuesday, February 7th. Gentle Giant provides this teaser for your viewing pleasure! Check your pre-orders to make sure all your account and billing information are current.
Brian's Toys has a fantastic newsletter this week! Not only are there new 2012 Vintage-Style Pre-orders, but plenty more rare Vintage AFA has been added to the site. Feast your eyes on a AFA-graded POTF Yak Face and 3-Pack Imperial Set.
One good Tiin deserves another! Saesee Tiin is based loosely on the animation model, plopping a new head on Obi-Wan Kenobi's body. Is he worth tracking down?
Did you know Hasbro made an entire Jedi High Council collection complete with seats? It's true! Saesee Tiin was one of 18 figures spread over 2 years and 6 sets, but is he a good figure in his own right? Or should you buy it for the chairs? Read on!
Pre-orders for the Premium Format Aayla Secura is up now! Click here to order either the regular the exclusive version that comes with a severed Clone head as a base. Aayla retails for $349.99 and is scheduled for delivery in Q3 2012.
Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a big batch of exciting new preorders as well as more cool new arrivals, including Hasbro's 2012 Star Wars collection and Sideshow's Sixth Scale STAP and Battle Droid.
Volkswagen has posted their new Star Wars themed Super Bowl commercial featuring a Dog, a Beetle, and Cantina Creatures. Will Hasbro finally produce the long asked for but until now not legally possible Tonnika Sisters or will they further torture our Mr. Pawlus by releasing another BoShek resculpt? This is too much suspense!