Q&A: Droids, SOTE, Super-Rare Figures, More

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 12, 2010

Just how many one-of-a-kind action figuresare there? Aside from the joke answer, that is.   Still more questions about the new C-3PO figure, which, science assures me, is awesome.   And how dead is Shadows of the Empire  anyway?  Read on, find out!

Image Bank: VC08 Darth Vader

By Mike — Sunday, September 12, 2010

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have VC08 Darth Vader. An awesome new head sculpt with the body of the Evo Vader is diminished by the inability of the 3 piece helmet to stay together. With apologies to Tootie, what's your take on the new Dark Lord of the Sith? Post your comments and be heard!

George Lucas' First Film THX-1138 on Blu-Ray Now

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 12, 2010

Attention Lucasphiles: George Lucas' first film, THX-1138, hit the Blu-Ray format next year.  Star Wars will be coming to the format in 2011, but you can get this dystopian flick right now for about $20.   This is the "special edition" which, like with Star Wars, has some new scenes, new effects, and a few edits.   If you've never seen the movie before, it is absolutely worth watching.  I suggest really late on a Saturday night before you go to bed, because it's a pretty disturbing film.
 

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Image Bank: VC07 Dack Ralter

By Mike — Saturday, September 11, 2010

In the Star Wars universe, when one makes an assessment of a particularly dire situation, like, oh say, an impending land battle with a superior Imperial force, you're better off saying "I have a bad feeling about this" rather than an over exuberant "feeling you can take on the whole Empire" yourself. VC07 Dack Ralter features a whole new head sculpt and some recycled parts from previously released pilots. Make sure to post your comments!

Premium Format Cyborg Maul Edition Size

By Mike — Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sideshow has announced the edition size of their ultra cool Premium Format Cyborg Darth Maul at 1250 pieces. The 24" highly detailed figure, based on his appearance in the Visionaries graphic novel,  features a fabric costume, detailed accessories, and retails for $324.99. Look for him to ship in the 1st quarter of 2011. Click here to pre-order yours!

TOY PALACE NL31: TLC EU Wave 13, Attakus, and EFX

By Mike — Saturday, September 11, 2010

TOY PALACE has TLC Wave 13 with the hard to find Expanded Universe wave IN STOCK. Pre-orders are also being taken for new Attakus Elite Collection statues and eFX EP2 Clone Trooper helmet!

Ad: ROTS Wave Vintage IN STOCK at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ad: Looking for the latest Hasbro Star Wars Vintage Collection figures? Check out Entertainment Earth! Wave 2 and Wave 2 Revision 2 are in stock now (while supplies last), with a mix of foil packaging and the regular cards. Click through for pricing and availability.

Figure of the Day: Day 1,368

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 10, 2010

What's big, green, and mean?  Not this guy.  But this Clone Trooper is green, and carries a mean gun.  Did you start building your army of this one yet?  If not, should you?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC06 See-Threepio (C-3PO)

By Mike — Friday, September 10, 2010

In designing VC06 See-Threepio (C-3PO), Hasbro had to find middle ground between authenticity and play value. The all new figure has a great sculpt, articulation, and more prominently, cool removable panels to reveal his droid innards. But to allow this feature, Hasbro compromised his shiny golden-ness by relinquishing the vac metal deco. Did they do the figure justice?

BBTS News: Fansproject, 15% Off Sale, Star Wars, 1/6 Scale & More!

By Mike — Thursday, September 9, 2010

BBTS: From now until Monday - save 15% on everything we carry except 'New' and 'Preorder / Backorder' items!   We've just removed the new designation from at least 1000 items.   Save on vintage, graphic novels, t-shirts, statues, busts, action figures, role play, games and more.   Browse through your favorite menus on the site and score some sale items. Please note that sale orders may require a bit of extra time for shipping. 

Two New Hasbro Star Wars Battle Packs Revealed, Boring

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 9, 2010

Over at Sandtroopers.com is a small gallery showcasing two new Battle Packs-- neither of which have new figures.  Check out the Battle of Orto Plutonia as well as the Invasion of Utapau, both of which are right here.

Figure of the Day: Day 1,367

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 9, 2010

From the pages of the just-ended (but sort of continuing) Star Wars: Legacy comic books, Vax Potorr is a Stormtrooper that, in figure form, looks a lot like your other Stormtroopers.  This now basically sold-out item may be on shelves at certain stores near you, but online it's going away-- how is it?  Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,366

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hey kids it's Machook from the Marvel comics!  There's no reason you should know who he is, but he was an exclusive and totally was worth getting.  You need lots and lots of Ewoks, after all.  Read on!

New Instructions For Slave 1/Starfighter and Hyena Bomber @ Hasbro

By Adam May — Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Some new instruction manuals popped up over at Hasbro.com for The Rise of Boba Fett (Featuring Slave 1 and the OG BMF, Mace Windu's Jedi Starfighter). If you're still "on the hunt" for the Fett Set, this might give you a bit of a fix. (There's no telling when the Hyena Bomber is due out, but it's cool to see how it works all the same.) Toy nerds - including this writer - may hate stickers, but instruction sheets are very cool! Check 'em out!

Image Bank: VC05 AT-AT Commander

By Mike — Tuesday, September 7, 2010

He's no Max Veers, but a homage to the generic AT-AT Commander of the Kenner days of yore. VC05 AT-AT Commander's armor can be removed to reveal a detailed Imperial issued officer's wear underneath, and you can certainly swap heads for army building purposes. We wished that Hasbro had included an officer's cap, but that doesn't diminish what is one of the better executed figures of this wave. Post your comments and let Hasbro know what you think!