Image Bank: SL08 Darth Maul

By Mike — Friday, November 26, 2010

Saga Legends parties like it's 1999 with this repacked version of Darth Maul. First released for The Episode I assortment as part of the Sith Speeder and Darth Maul deluxe vehicle set, the figure was also repacked as part of 2007's Saga Legends. Why the affinity for this particular figure? Beats us. We can think of a couple of other versions of Maul that would be a little bit more worthy of a $7-$8 pricepoint. As it stands, this figure is a fine example of another era. While we miss the novelty of Commtech Chips, let's leave this figure to that era.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,423

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 26, 2010

Behold, a sign of a figure to come!  Hasbro's Imperial Scanning Crew figures were meant to include a running change with an alternate accessory and different head sculpt.  This didn't happen-- and for all we know, it won't happen.  But how is the original?  Read on!

Image Bank: SL07 Princess Leia (in Boushh Disguise)

By Mike — Friday, November 26, 2010

It's hard to believe that it's been four years since this figure's release and she's definitely due for an upgrade given what Hasbro's recently achieved with the likeness and articulation of The Vintage Collection Hoth Leia. Those swivel jointed elbows can certainly be updated with discreet ball joints and all will be right with the world.

BBTS News: 20% Off Black Friday Sale, Predaking, 1/4 Predator & More!

By Mike — Friday, November 26, 2010

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about ourbiggest sale of the year, more new arrivals and more cool new preorders.


Image Bank: SL05 Jango Fett

By Mike — Thursday, November 25, 2010

Saga Legends 05 Jango Fett saw a running change from the 2002 pre-posed Kamino Escape version to the slightly improved and more feature rich TAC iteration from 2007, which actually matches the product photo on the cardback. While neither version is perfect, we're hoping it will soon be a study in an almost decade long evolution once the new Vintage Collection figure is released. You've come a long way Hasbro.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,422

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 25, 2010

Have another Clone Commander but this time, from Bantha Squad! Hasbro's creative use of paint and parts-swapping resulted in this nifty character, which we posed on a Playmobil backdrop. That thing's great.  So is the figure.  Read on!

Happy Thanksgiving

By Mike — Thursday, November 25, 2010

Galactic Hunter wishes you and yours a happy and safe Thanksgiving! 

VC09 Fett Variant

By Mike — Thursday, November 25, 2010

It appears Hasbro made a paint modification for the Vintage Collection 09 Boba Fett for more character accuracy. The latest figures shipping with the Return of the Jedi wave has paint changes in the helmet,  from a green outline on the cheek to black, and the blaster tip has changed from silver to black. There are also hue changes in the armor, specifically on the shoulder and knees. Finally, Fett's boots also has an altered paint scheme.

Printable 2010 Holiday Gift Buyer's Guides!

By Adam May — Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just in time for Black Friday, we have a handy "Holiday Gifting Season" Hasbro Star Wars Exclusives Gift Guide to print out and give as a helpful suggestion "cheat sheet" to give to those who might be confused by all the cool Hasbro Star Wars toys out there.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,421

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What's red and shot in the heart?  Why, this red Clone Trooper officer!  What a nice figure.  It uses the 2003 body with special deco that, so far, has not returned in the line.  Should you track it down?  Read on!

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By Anonymous — Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Image Bank: SL04 Greedo

By Mike — Wednesday, November 24, 2010

This figure is going on almost 5 years and still looks good.  Our favorite misfiring Rodian barfly was first released in 2006 as part of the Vintage Ultimate Galactic Hunt for The Saga Collection. He comes with a blaster and a cache of "secret" weapons he'll most likely never need.

Image Bank: SL03 Zuckuss

By Mike — Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Gand bounty hunter was also released in 2010 as a Celebration V exclusive Zuckuss/4-LOM Vintage 2 pack. This version was released last year as part of The Legacy Collection/Build A Droid assortment and given an all new sculpt. While the soft goods skirt had some critics, the figure was superbly sculpted and well received overall.

Image Bank: SL02 IG-88

By Mike — Tuesday, November 23, 2010

In the year of the bounty hunter, the Saga Legends assortment begins with three of the ESB 6 with Dengar, 4-LOM and Boba Fett being part of the new Vintage Collection. IG-88 was originally released in 2007 as part of the Saga Vintage Collection. He is refreshed for Saga Legends at a lower pricepoint but maintains the excellent sculpt and likeness of the previous release without the premium cost.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,420

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 23, 2010

One of the dangers of toys from video games is the game may not be done before the toys are, so the Secret Apprentice looks nothing like Sam Witwer, really.  (Although it's arguably no more off than most Han figures are from Harrison Ford.)  How does this 2008 release stack up now that the sequel is out? Read on!