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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!
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.
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.
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!
The "guts" of this sculpt was from the Sith Evolutions figure from 2005, which Hasbro retooled along with a new headsculpt for The 30th Anniversary Collection in 2008. Now that The Vintage Collection figure is considered the frontrunner, this SL version, with its limited arm articulation but not too bad a head sculpt, is relegated to secondary Battle Pack filler status. You know, for the kids.
Galen Marek or Starkiller, the Secret Apprentice, or whatever you want to call him has a lot of names, and even more costume changes. This 2010 release is based on a Jango Fett mold-- and it's pretty great! Read on to see what you're missing.
Irvin Kershner, the much praised director of The Empire Strikes Back, passed today at 87 years old. Star Wars fans know well the important role of the man behind the vision of what is almost universally regarded as the best of the six Star Wars films. May you be one with The Force, Kersh. Read the full story here.
This Clone Trooper mold was part of an immensely popular Entertainment Earth exclusive in 2005 and was later re-released for the TAC Saga Legends assortment in 2007. He's not a bad EP2 (Phase II) clone to build troops if you're inclined to do so, especially with all the 2 fers and BOGO's being promoted at your favorite retailer this holiday season.
So really, should you expect a Rebel Transport vehicle any time soon? And how long do mail-in figures take to arrive? And what is up with the Hasbro vintage cardback design team? All this and more, including Hutts, in this week's Q&A!
First released as an Episode III Sneak Preview figure, this version of General Grievous has been repacked so many times we lost count. The cape was switched from white to grey and an electrostaff added in 2006 for The Saga Collection, but everything else, save some slight deco changes, remains the same. You can also pick up this Grievous in the just released Battle of Utapau Battlepack if you haven't had enough of him.
Stock up on your gift giving, Toys for Tots donations, or get your collection caught up as ToysRUs stores and online are having a 2 for $9.99 Star Wars basic action figure sale. This sale unfortunately does not include The Vintage Collection figures.
Reader David pointed us out to "Astromech Arithmetic" which is essentially his visual checklist of pretty much every variation on the R2-D2 body type since 1978. There's a lot of R2-D2s here, including the two silver ones, the McQuarrie version, and, of course, all the other droids. Check it out!
The Vintage Kenner Star Wars 3-Packs are some of the most rare and difficult action toy collectibles to track down, let alone compile a complete set. To commemorate Empire's 30th anniversary, Hasbro teams up with Target to produce 3 packs within a 3 pack and reproduces the classic Kenner packaging that sends wings aflutter for many who love the nostalgia and design of the black and silver piping as well as that Kenner logo.
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.