BBTS News: Mega Man, Star Wars, DC, Transformers, Doctor Who & More

By Mike — Monday, January 17, 2011

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about some cool new arrivals and many more new preorders.

TOY PALACE NL 02: New Items IN STOCK!

By Mike — Monday, January 17, 2011

Our sponsors a TOY PALACE releases their latest newsletter which includes new IN STOCK items including Gentle Giant's Mynock Hunt Leia minibust and pre-orders for the latest Clone Wars and Vintage Collection assortments!

 

 

Q&A: Vintage, Vintage, Vintage

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 16, 2011

You're not happy with new vintage action figures you're seeing-- what else is new? You love Gentle Giant's giant 12-inch figures and have questions-- good for you! We have some answers. You're also wanting to know if Hasbro might do variant vintage cardbacks. Geez, it's all about vintage now isn't it? Read on and send in your questions!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,458

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, January 15, 2011

While I posted the story yesterday, apparently it didn't get front paged!  Check out this Cloud City Wing Guard from 2009-- he's pretty swell!   And cheap.  Cheap is, of course, great as you'll want several.  Read on!

New Clone Wars Figures Revealed on the Sandtroopers Forums

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 13, 2011

Our pals at Sandtroopers.com have images of two packaged figures which, in turn, reveal several more new figures from upcoming The Clone Wars assortments.  Which, we're gambling, are going to be revealed officially in New York.  Just click here to see them all in their forums, and be delighted by a new Barriss Offee, El-Les, and Kmart exclusive Clone Captain Lock!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,457: Sila Kott (A-Wing Pilot)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 13, 2011

So I popped open my new Endor sets yesterday and then I did some research to see who these guys were-- because other than Grizz Frix, the figures like Sila Kott are supremely obscure. Heck, they didn't all have names just yet... and Sila's gender is up to discussion!  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,456

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 12, 2011

So much excitement!  Let's slow things down a bit with Plo Koon from 2002.  At first the figure was a little tough to get, but like most things, that didn't last forever.  Do you need this version in your collection?  Read on!

New Vintage Wave Leaked Early

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 12, 2011

 

Toy Fair is a fun time of year, and it looks like we get to open a few of our presents early.  A new wave of The Vintage Collection is known to us because a packaged sample of Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Pilot) has been making the rounds.   New figures include Lando Calrissian (General), Clone Trooper, AT-RT Driver, Fi-Ek Sirch, and a new Weequay.

Battle Over Endor Figure Packs Hitting US Toys "R" Us Stores Now

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The two Battle Over Endor action figure packs are hitting Toys "R" Us as you read this-- each is $24.99, which is a really good value for 4 new figures these days.   Of note, my R5-P9 was packaged backward, with his dome spun around 180 degrees.  There's nothing wrong with the figure once you open it, but it's possible some (or all) may be sold this way.  Also, each package has a different Return of the Jedi-themed backdrop.

Ad: DC Universe Wave 16 In Stock, Star Wars Vintage Wave 5, and Clearance at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 11, 2011

AD: New at Entertainment Earth are the just-arrived Mattel DC Universe Wave 16 action figures, the ever-popular Entertainment Earth Exclusive Star Wars Action Figure Comic Packs, and we're nearing the conclusion of our hugely popular Winter Clearance Sale. What's more, you can lock in your pre-order for Vintage Star Wars Wave 5 right now! More details, pricing, pictures, and availability after the jump!

 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,455

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Before he had a purple lightsaber, Mace Windu got a couple of figure releases including this little number with a big removable plastic cloak.  The figure had pretty decent articulation for his day, and a head sculpt that some prefer to the more recent figures.  What do you think?  Read on, and leave a comment!

Dark Horse in April 2011

By Mike — Monday, January 10, 2011

Two Star Wars titles headline April's Dark Horse releases including Vader and the Lost Command #4 where the Sith Lord is betrayed and is trapped in a desolate world. And in Legacy #4, it's Cad Skywalker vs. Darth Krayt!

 

 

TOY PALACE NL 01: Happy New Year Wishes and New IN STOCK Items

By Mike — Monday, January 10, 2011

Our sponsors at TOY PALACE have posted their first newsletter for the New Year including FX Lightsabers, Ultimate E3 Anakin, and more!

 

 

 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,454

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 10, 2011

Here's a great one, it's Cato Parasitti! This bounty hunter has some great detail work, plus some lettering which... well, some of it I've translated correctly.  The rest?  Who knows.  It's a great figure, so read on!

Q&A: Better Late than Never Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 10, 2011

Is there a future for comic packs? We look at this, as well as Republic Gunship repaints and variations, complaints about vintage repacks, and the fine line between toys and stuff for collectors in this week's Q&A!