Today we look at vintage cardback logos, continue with your obvious disdain toward the lack of vehicles shown at Toy Fair, and we look at new villain figures... that we aren't getting yet. Oh, and we look at the amazing changes to Teebo's hat and how things don't seem to necessarily line up between the movie, the toys, and the photography from Lucasfilm. What an exciting mix! Read on for more and send in your questions for next week's mailbag!
A new 46-piece LEGO 30054 AT-ST is showing up in Target's new Easter sections, alongside new Ninjago and another City set. It's $3.99. In addition to this are other toys from various lines, including Funko's super-cool DC Pop! Vinyl Figures. (Green Lantern seems to sell out the fastest.) Happy hunting!
While the character has had a rich history in comic books, Quinlan Vos has only appeared in one episode of The Clone Wars, and Hasbro thought that was enough to crank out a figure. (I'm happy for this.) The figure has a lightsaber, and a speederboard for some reason. Should you grab him? Read on!
Hasbro has made thousands of 3 3/4-inch scale action figures, but few are as large as Kul Teska. He looks more like an average big Spider-Man figure, towering over even Darth Vader! He doesn't have a lot of gear, but he's huge and cool... and isn't that worth something? Read on!
The just-released and as far as I can tell, barely in stores Aqua Droid is an odd duck. It's an amazing piece of toy engineering, but it can't stand up-- not even with its stand-- for more than a few hours. Gravity, thou art a heartless... nevermind. Anyway, should you get it? Read on!
Wow, it's Figure of the Day #1500! What a milestone! To celebrate, we're going to look at a fun figure from 2010-- Pre Vizsla, the Mandalorian with the most gear. His helmet comes off, his articulation is exceptional, and really, you should buy him. Read on!
Since 2005, fans were wanting a new version of Commander Bacara, preferably with more articulation and less action-gimmickry. This one pulls through nicely, and was sold on individual cards in 2009. Did you get one when you had the chance, and should you track him down? Read on!
So when is Hasbro going to give us that Vintage Yak Face we all so obviously need? And should we keep pre-mourning vehicles? Sure, why not. And why is Yoda's lightsaber painted all funky these days? All this and more await you in this week's Q&A, send in questions as we're reaching the end of the mailbag!
All Star Wars collectors will want to check out this weeks Brian's Toys newsletter. The newsletter features a handful of Vintage 12-Backs AFA graded, new Gentle Giant busts, and Clone Wars 2-Packs.
Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals and another big batch of new preorders.
Nice upgrade! This Padme Amidala was sold both individually and in Evolutions sets during The Legacy Collection's 2-year run, and is loaded with gear and articulation. It's a big improvement over the 2002 edition! Read on!
If you've been collecting figures from Japan, the new batch of Star Wars Kubrick DX Wave 3 should be of interest. Not only is there a build-a-vehicle of a Landspeeder, but the bulk of the figures' aesthetics are heavily influenced by 1970s Kenner action figures. I stumbled on these pictures at NCS today.
For years fans observed there weren't enough Rebel pilots, and by the time we got to John D. Branon it was pretty obvious that we now have too many. With more pilots than vehicles, is there a reason to pick up this exclusive from 2009? Read on!
What's this? Another Battle Droid, that's what. This was another 2-pack release, complete with removable limbs. A Wookiee can totally pull his arms out of his sockets. Do you need him for your armies? Read on!