Q&A: Hoth Happenings, Huge Collections, Quitting, and E.T. Again

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 8, 2010

Celebration V is this week and the rumor is that the live action show is on hold forever!  What can we talk about?  How about yet more people quitting collecting?  We could see how you should say certain names, and even if Hasbro may draw inspiration from other licensors.  We’ve even got some interesting stuff—read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,343

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 6, 2010

Hey kids, it's the first-ever Wedge Antilles action figure!  He has 6 joints, a Hoth pilot outfit, and basically is worth getting only if you're a card-carrying member of the Cult of Wedge.  But should you read on anyway?  Yes.

BBTS: 10% Off Sale, Comic-Con, Hasbro, Star Wars & More

By Mike — Friday, August 6, 2010

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a variety of new arrivals and more new preorders as well as information about a new sale. From now until Monday - save 10% on everything on our site except 'new' and 'preorder / backorder' items!   Graphic Novels, Shirts, Books, Toys, Statues, Model Kits, Vintage and more are included.  Just search for your favorite items and save. 

NiubNiub's Celebration V Workshop -1 Week

By Adam May — Thursday, August 5, 2010

With one week to go, NiubNiub's Universe is preparing for the Battle of Hoth, and here's a flashback to 2005's monster-sized diorama to get you ready. Don't forget, you can still donate Battle of Hoth toys (Rebellion or Imperials) for all the cool kids to display with, and then take home (along with the diorama pieces they've built). It will be a lot of fun (as always).

Figure of the Day: Day 1,342

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hey kids, it's another Obi-Wan Kenobi, this time with baby Luke Skywalker!  How is the comic pack redeco of the somewhat hard to find figure?  Read on!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,341

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The new Vintage Collection figures should be pretty much everywhere this week, we even saw some at lunch today.  As such, it's time to decide if figures like this new Han Solo are worth your while. He's new, but is he cool?  (Being he's from Hoth, after all?)  Read on!

Hasbro Announces the Build-A-Droid Galactic Swap Meet at Celebration V

By Adam May — Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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Press Release:

Hasbro will be hosting the Galactic Swap Meet at the Hasbro booth at Celebration V!  Bring your surplus Build-a-Droid parts and trade with us, and other fans, as our booth becomes the hub for some serious droid-part-swapping!
 
We will have a limited supply of complete parts available for 14 of the buildable droids from the Legacy/Droid Factory basic figure line (see attached poster for exact droids we will have). Just bring your extra Legacy/Droid Factory parts and trade them 1-for-1 for parts you need to complete your unfinished droids.
 
Even if you don’t see the droids for which you need parts on the list, bring what you have anyway... there’s always a chance that another fan will have what you need.
 
To ensure that as many people as possible can complete their droids, we ask that only 2 Droid pieces be exchanged per person per day.

[Editor's Note: Massive thanks to the Boss for putting this together.]

Post-Comic-Con Posters & Goodies Giveaway

By Adam May — Tuesday, August 3, 2010

We will be monitoring [hint — encouraging] comments (for quality control, naturally) for a bit as we pack our bags and go through our checklists leading up to Celebration V in Orlando, FL.  Comments can lead to goodies like Hasbro's Star Wars posters from Comic-Con 2010 (and maybe even surplus posters going back a few years); a set (or more once we take stock) of those oh-so frame-worthy backer cards (from Hasbro, naturally); and whatever goodies we stu

2010 Star Wars Saga Legends Obi-Wan Kenobi Variant

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Our pal Victoria sent us a picture of a new Saga Legends Obi-Wan Kenobi variation hitting stores now.  Both figures share the same SKU, but different tools were employed to make this figure.  The first release was a repack of the Attack of the Clones Outlander Club version, sold as part of the dark blue and gold carded "Saga" figures in late 2003.  The second release is based on the 2008 Revenge of the Sith figure on the "30th Anniversary" style cards which included display stands.  Both are packed with guns, a card, a display

Figure of the Day: Day 1,340

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hey kids, it's the brand-new (as of this week [or last month]) General Grievous!  He has swappable heads, arms you can rip off, and even hackable legs.  Unfortunately, his plastic is a little soft.  Is he worth tracking down?   Read on!

Target Resets...Finally

By Mike — Monday, August 2, 2010

A few Target stores are beginning their resets for Back to School and that includes finally putting out some new Star Wars merchandise. The store in Chandler Village, Arizona rolled out their merch with Clone Wars and Saga Legend pricepoints at $6.99 and Vintage at $7.99 (AT-AT was $99.99)  Also on the shelves are the new Hoth Assault and Clone Troopers & Droids Battle Packs. Happy Hunting Hunters. Now's the time for the late night runs and burning that gas! Whoohooo!!

Clone Wars Wave 5 OUT

By Mike — Monday, August 2, 2010

The latest wave of new blue card Clone Wars action figures have been found by Mickey Gunslinger at a Walmart in Albuquerque (we guess Mickey must have taken that left turn!) The new figures include CW20 Mace Windu with battle damage Jango helmet, CW22 Battle Droid Commander, and CW24 Jungle Camo ARF Trooper.

Figure of the Day: Day 1,339

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 2, 2010

Hey kids, it's Coleman Trebor!  This retooled version of the dinosaur-like Jedi Knight may still be at a Target near you, and at full price.  Is he worth the purchase?  Read on!

TIE Bomber 2010 Remix, All New Features

By Adam May — Monday, August 2, 2010

Shaking off the post-Comic-Con whiplash/hangover the lads over at Sandtroopers.com slap up one more new piece to blow our socks off. The 2010 TIE Bomber from Hasbro's Vintage Collection has more new features than expected. (Turn a dial at the back to drop missiles?) Who would have ever thought that would happen (and work)? There's also the modern convenience of having an ejecting TIE Pilot.

Q&A Fun Time: Jabba, Hondo, Geonosis Arena, and More!

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 1, 2010

Hey kids, it’s that time again!  Time to stop looking for Jabba’s Throne and read Q&A while pretending to work.  This week: Geonosis 2-packs 2.0, the chances of finding those Clone Wars figures you missed(again), and crazy giant vehicle rumors. You know you gotta read on!