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!

Image Bank: SL01 Bossk

By Mike — Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Trandoshan bounty hunter saw his best figure yet in the 2007 Vintage Saga Collection release. So it goes without saying that his Saga Legends re-release is a welcome one amongst collectors because he's cheaper and comes with all sorts of additional weaponry (with only the grenade launcher specific to the character), a figure stand, and the Galactic Battle Game playability. Although the cool vintage card from '07 may trump all the other extras for some of you, with this figure getting cheaper for all the holiday deals,  open one up and appreciate Hasbro's handy work if you haven't already.

Comic-Con Registration Crashes

By Mike — Monday, November 22, 2010

Organizers for San Diego Comic-Con International were forced to shut down registration again this morning under the heavy burden of traffic which overwhelmed servers. The company responsible for the registration engine, EPIC, states that it could be weeks instead of before badge sales are schedued to resume.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,419

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 22, 2010

Who wants to see something new?  Montross comes from Jango Fett: Open Seasons and is one of the eight new Entertainment Earth exclusive figures in the comic packs. The first shipment already sold out, so is it worth getting in line for the next round?  Read on!

HASBRO's Star Wars Q&A - Answers From 10/29

By Adam May — Monday, November 22, 2010

Today we get Q&A answers about those characters who are just on the cusp of getting the green-lights (some pretty cool ones, too) and some not-so-good news for fans of Duchess Satine. Also, Hasbro sends along some exciting news about some more new and very cool product for The Vintage Collection. You know you want to know, so read on!

New Clone Wars Battle Pack Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 22, 2010

Our sponsors got a new  Star Wars Army of the Republic Battle Pack up for order, with official pictures from Hasbro. This looks like to be a mix of white and colored Clone Troopers, plus accessories.  Neat!  More after the jump.

Image Bank: CW37 Cato Parasitti

By Mike — Monday, November 22, 2010

Seen in the premiere episode of Season 2, "Holocron Heist", Cato Parasitti shares the same Clawdite heritage as one Zam Wessel and shapeshifts her way into the Jedi temple. Her well sculpted and finely painted figure includes a molded helmet with a movable visor.

Q&A: Sandcrawlers, Vehicles, Vintage Wave 3, And So Much More

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 21, 2010

Have kids embraced vintage as a toy or as a packaging style? (And does it matter?) Will Hasbro ever give the Sandcrawler a new release at retail? (No.) And just how different were those Toys "R" Us 4-pack figures in 2002-2004, anyway? As an added bonus, we have seven super-short reviews of Vintage Wave 3 at the end. Stop pretending that you're working today, and read our new column!

TRU 2 for $10.99

By Mike — Sunday, November 21, 2010

Not to miss out on the pre-Black Friday action, Toys R Us is also has all their Star Wars basic 3.75 inch figures on sale at 2 for $10.99. Shop at your local store or online by clicking here.

 

K-Mart BOGO Star Wars Action Figures

By Mike — Sunday, November 21, 2010

K-mart is having a buy one get one free on their Star Wars action figures this week. A great deal if you need to fill holes in your collection or get the latest releases on the cheap. Happy hunting!

Image Bank: CW35 Clone Trooper Draa

By Mike — Sunday, November 21, 2010

From the super intense and action packed "Landing at Point Rain" episode from Season 2, Clone Trooper Draa bears distinct markings as a member of the 41st Elite Corps. While the figure is a repainted version of the basic  Clone Trooper mold and comes with several weapons and accessories including a missile launcher and backpack.

Brian's Toys Newsletter 11/21

By Mike — Sunday, November 21, 2010

Clone Trooper Hevy, Cad Bane with TODO-360, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and R7-A7 make up the newest pre-orders wave for Clone Wars, and you can reserve your set at Brian's Toys.  These toys will go along great with the Jedi Turbo Speeder vehicle.  Speaking of pre-orders, the next G.I. Joe
wave is also available to reserve.

Image Bank: CW34 Undead Geonosian

By Mike — Saturday, November 20, 2010

MMMM…BRAINS! This Season 2 storyline about zombie Geonosian Warriors had that sci-fi horror twist to it and “jumping the shark” potential, but it somehow worked. With removable wings and body parts, the figure has nice pose and play ability, but the cool factor would have been upped a notch if Hasbro somehow could have included a brain worm accessory.