Is there a future for comic packs? We look at this, as well as Republic Gunship repaints and variations, complaints about vintage repacks, and the fine line between toys and stuff for collectors in this week's Q&A!
Today we look at another one of the Entertainment Earth exclusive comic pack figures with Baron Fel, which is a nicely modified 2007 Death Star Trooper. He has a hat, a helmet, and a goatee-- all things that probably would have made the 2007 Baron Fel better. Read on!
As we reported earlier today, the Star Wars saga on Blu-Ray and its pre-order was officially announced at CES in Las Vegas. Here is the official press release and trailer from Lucasilm. 30 hours of special features and being able to choose between all, OT, or Prequels? Not bad.
For the first time ever, LEGOLAND California will feature a Star Wars themed area that will be located in miniland this coming March! With over 2,000 LEGO models, the miniland will follow a chronological path through the Star Wars timeline – Episodes I – VI plus Clone Wars will all be there! Individual film scenes were selected by a panel of LEGO, LEGOLAND and Lucasfilm experts. The miniland will have over 1.5 million LEGO bricks, weigh more than 1.3 tons and took over 13 months to develop and build.
From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: Check out the slew of classic Star Wars video games! From Dark Forces to Rebel Assault, and Super Star Wars Empire Strikes Back. Relive these classic games once again, or just add them to your collection.
Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a ton of new arrivals and some more new preorders. Take a look at all the arrivals after the jump!
The wonderful people at JediNews.co.uk have a picture of the front and back of the Yoda figure from The Vintage Collection Wave 5. Originally slated for Wave 3 on a Return of the Jedi cardback, Hasbro has reworked the package to include a Revenge of the Sith logo and photograph-- and it definitely looks a lot cooler. Click through for more! And if you squint on the back
After the first announcement in August, we now have a fuller idea of what's coming on Blu-Ray in September courtesy of a new official announcement. There will be three SKUs:
1. 9-disc, 6-movie collection (SRP $140, online as low as $90)
2. 3-disc, Original Trilogy set (SRP $70, online as low as $45)
3. 3-disc, Prequel Trilogy set (SRP $70, online as low as $45)
So far there's only one retail version of the diminutive Utai, a small reptile wrangler from the sinkholes of Utapau. He's cute, ain't he? The figure seemed to come and go quickly, and a prototype head variation never made it out. (But the future could reveal almost anything.) Should you get this one? Read on!
Over at Sandtroopers.com they revealed not one, not two, but three unique boxed sets of three figures each. Of particular note is what appears to bet he first new release of the 2004 Vintage Han Solo figure, which fans have been asking about lately. Well, there it is. Want to see more? Go to Sandtroopers.com!
Hey kids, it's Han Solo! This is basically the Endor coat figure, minus the coat, with a different head-- it came in a Battle Pack which you totally should have bought. What else comes with him? Read on!
Generally speaking Darth Vader action figures are black-- except this one, it's white. From the Return of the Jedi: Infinities comic book, this is a repaint of the 2004 Vintage figure. It's pretty good, if you like weird colored action figures. Read on!
It's Echo! One of the most memorable Clone Troopers from one of the most memorable episodes of The Clone Wars saw release in August of 2009 along with a billion other figures. How does this unique trooper stand out today? Read on!
It's a new year, but these questions come from the tail end of the 2010 mail bag. We have things like the tri-pod laser cannon not meeting your expectations. We look at big expensive LEGO toys and why you should buy them before it's too late. Heck, we even look at various stylized collectible Star Wars lines. And to round it all up, I rant about how Hasbro found another way to make today's best figures yesterday's news with new developments in their G.I. Joe line. Wow!
Paul at JediTempleArchives has compiled a comprehensive report of which of the original Kenner 100 action figures remain to be updated for the modern Hasbro line. It's a great read with a few caveats but it looks like we're almost there! Click here for the report.