Q&A: Vintage Variants, Sequel Films, Luke Gripes, 3D, and Complaints

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 5, 2010

Is that Anakin Skywalker package variant out already? What's the deal with all the problematic Jedi Luke figures? And what does 3D mean for you? All this and more awaits you in this week's Q&A!

TRU: AT-AT, Rise of Fett Sale AND FREE Figure

By Mike — Sunday, December 5, 2010

This week's Toys R Us sale features 20% the Rise of Boba Fett Ultimate Battle Pack and $20 both the regular and exclusive Vintage edition AT-AT. Also on sale are the Electronic Helmets and Blasters, and the Star Wars Uncle Milton Science sets for 25% off.

Image Bank: SL06 Darth Vader

By Mike — Saturday, December 4, 2010

 Ah, the tale of two Vaders, also known as Vader's aplenty for the holiday pegs.  First releasing the removable helmet figure from 2008's The Legacy Collection (BD08), Hasbro run changes it for the more ESB appropriate version from 2006's The Saga Collection. Both versions are readily available on the pegs along with the newly released The Vintage Collection figure. 

ToyFare Unveils New 2011 Figures

By Mike — Saturday, December 4, 2010

Courtesy of an astute member of the Rebelscum forums, scans of the latest issue of ToyFare magazine previews the upcoming The Vintage Collection action figures of Barris Offee, Bom Vidin, Weequay, and a brand spankin new upgraded Rebel Fleet Trooper! There's also unpainted first shots of Fan's Choice favorite winner Bastila Shan and one Doctor E!.

FREE Savage Opress Poster at Screenings

By Mike — Saturday, December 4, 2010

As if you even need anymore reason to attend a FREE screening of The Clone Wars on the big screen, fans attending the theatrical event will also receive a FREE one sheet poster featuring the new series villain, Savage Opress, in 30's  style "classic horror" art.

Being that this is a limited event, this should prove to be a great piece of collectible memorabilia and/or wall art. Read the full story at StarWars.com.

 

Brian's Toys NL 12/03

By Mike — Friday, December 3, 2010

Get the Boba Fett rocket-firing figure mail-in at Brian's Toys!  Save the hassle and get it now before Christmas.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,428

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 3, 2010

Hasbro sure likes to make barely-different troopers, like this Scout Trooper from 2007. Hasbro put out a big exclusive boxed set at Target and painted each Biker Scout differently-- just to keep you busy.  (Or to make your dioramas better, perhaps.) Either way, how is it? Excellent. Read on, dudes!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,427

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's the first-ever modern-era Wicket which, at nearly 12 years old, is a lot less modern.  This was one of the first two modern Ewoks, setting the bar for the slow drip to follow for the next few years.  He was just upgraded, but how does the original stack up?  Read on!

New Battle Over Endor Battlepacks

By Mike — Thursday, December 2, 2010

Right out of the climactic scene from Return of the Jedi comes these new and exciting packaged images of the forthcoming Battle Over Endor Battlepacks courtesy of JediNews UK.  

The Clone Wars Magazine #2

By Mike — Thursday, December 2, 2010

The next issue of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine hits shelves on December 7, and if you thought issue 1 was out of this world, issue 2 is totally out of the galaxy!

BBTS News: Holiday Sale, Transformers, Green Lantern, Predator and More!

By Mike — Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about more great new arrivals, exciting new preorders, and a new Holiday Sale! Over 3500 items have been reduced between 20% and 90% off including tons of older Star Wars figures!


Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,426

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ever since 21 used the name of Count Dooku as a euphemism for an act in the bathroom, fans have wondered if we'll get a better version of the figure.  OK, that's not at all true, but this is indeed a better version of Christopher Lee.  Should you run out and buy him at Target right now?  Read on!

Print Ad: Vintage Strikes Back!

By Mike — Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hasbro's latest print ad spotlights their new Vintage Collection and The Empire Strikes Back wave featuring Han Solo and Princess Leia recreating the Hoth Rebel base evacuation.

Image Bank: SL13 Yoda

By Mike — Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Size matters not, yet Yoda comes packin with a firing cannon! First released in 2005 for the Revenge of the Sith collection, this version comes with a removable plastic molded cape, which hinders his poseability when he has it on, but has decent articulation underneath.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,425

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Since the 1970s, Boba Fett  has been a major presence in fan imaginations and toy boxes.  This younger incarnation of the character has stunning articulation, good accessories, and, sadly, no helmet.  It's a big improvement over the other prequel-inspired figure, but should you get him?  Read on!