Image Bank: VC26 Rebel Commando

By Mike — Monday, November 15, 2010

Military figures are a big part of Hasbro's DNA. But let's face it, their attempts at Rebels many times fall short. Perhaps it's because Rebel outfits aren't as flashy and sexy as Imperials? Until now. This new Rebel Commando brings promise that an ultimate Tantive IV Trooper is in our near future. With awesome sculpt detail and nice super articulation so you can battle pose him in all sorts of ways, we can only hope that head variants are planned for a later time.

By the way, we're almost sure this headsculpt is of a certain Hasbro Star Wars team sculptor.

Share your thoughts on this new Rebel!

 

LEGO 2011, If You Missed It

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 15, 2010

The great Brickpedia put up a massive listing (with pictures) of numerous 2011 LEGO products including Star Wars.  Want to see the upcoming Mandalorian set for $10, with 4 Mandalorian Troopers?  You'll want to read this.

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Walmart TIE Bomber FOUND

By Mike — Monday, November 15, 2010

You'll now have to add the Walmart exclusive TIE Bomber to your hunt list. Mickey Gunslinger found two while searching for the newly out ROTJ wave at at a store in Chula Vista, CA. The pricepoint is $38.97. Happy Hunting!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,414

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 15, 2010

Today let's look at Palpatine, a figure which has multiple variants, spare parts, and basically just stands there and swings his arm.  Is this a must-buy figure, or should you wait for some super-poseable one in ten years?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC25 R2-D2 UPDATE

By Mike — Monday, November 15, 2010

At last, Bar2-D2 has been upgraded for the 2010 Vintage Collection and he's a real winner with a removable drink tray, sensorscope, and even Luke's lightsaber. He's got an all new sculpt and a retractable third leg too. R2-D2 is hitting store pegs now and we recommend you picking him up along with all the other winners in this wave!

UPDATE: We have added a few additional shots to get a better idea of Hasbro's slightly scaling down this more "accurate" version of our favorite blue astromech. We also thought a gratuitous "Happy Hour" shot wouldn't hurt either. Cheers!

 

Q&A: Not As Exciting As Unpunched ROTJ Vintage Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 14, 2010

More Hoth Trooper identity issues! We look at Evolutions action figure paint problems. And is it time to panic about your mail-in figures? All this and more can be yours!

Image Bank: VC24 Wooof

By Mike — Sunday, November 14, 2010

Next up is the artist formerly known as Klaatu. Wooof comes with a removable helmet and bandolier to complement his great looking sculpt. The soft goods skirt is also nicely screen accurate.What can we say? This whole ROTJ wave is the bees knees!

One other note, which you may have noticed when perusing our Image Bank, is that the newly shipping cards are coming UNPUNCHED! This particular case we received had all the ROTJ cards in UP condition along with the one Anakin Skywalker card (sadly, it isn't the "Darth Vader" running change version).

Image Bank: VC23 Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight)

By Mike — Sunday, November 14, 2010

Best. Jedi Luke. Ever. After last year's BAD release received much haranguing from collectors due to its barrel chest and disproportions, Hasbro releases the most "ultimate" version so far, with a striking head sculpt likeness similar to the way they nailed the TVC Bespin version. . A removable cloak would have been nice, but the overall result isn't diminished at all. 

Image Bank: VC22 Admiral Ackbar

By Mike — Saturday, November 13, 2010

It's a...triumph in plastic likeness as Hasbro creates the ultimate Ackbar for the 2010 Vintage Collection. We can't say enough about the sculpt of this figure, and the accompanying control panel accessory would be even that much more fantastic if it actually connects to a command chair that's part of a Rebel command bridge play environment.

Image Bank: VC21 Gamorrean Guard

By Mike — Saturday, November 13, 2010

The McRib is back. It's just that this little piggy is a wonderful combination of masterfully sculpted detail and great articulation that clearly makes this the best Gamorrean Guard ever. With a cool removable helmet and a nicely done soft goods skirt, you'll want to pick up a few of these to upgrade your Jabba's Palace diorama a few notches to spectacular.

Brian's Toys Newsletter 11/13

By Mike — Saturday, November 13, 2010

The 2010 Clone Wars Wave 8 with Undead Geonosian and Cato Parasitti is now in stock!  For more Star Wars, check out the Vintage for new ungraded die-cast vehicles and figures on card. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,413

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 12, 2010

Hasbro made a ton of Battle Droid figures since 1999, some better than others.  This model was from their cheap era, in which we got two figures for the price of one-- at the time this was a really awesome thing, but today Hasbro gives us two super-articulated figures for the same price.  Hooray for the future-- but read on for the past!

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By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,412

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 11, 2010

One of the better new aliens to come out of the prequels was the freakish Sebulba, and this was the first crack at him as an action figure.  It turned out well, but was eclipsed in just a few years with a far superior, larger, and more articulated version.  It happens-- but this one comes with his racer! Isn't that worth something?  Read on!

Dark Horse in February 2011

By Mike — Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The next installment of Darth Vader and the Lost Command heads up February's titles as the help of a courageous beauty offers visions of what could have been. Also the last installment of Knight Errant as the Sith Lord Odion and his minions prepare to invade the mining planet of Chedoa.