From 2009 (not the 2010 release) it's Luke Skywalker! This was another attempt at Death Star II Jedi Luke which, it seems, has been historically tough to do well. (Hasbro more or less nailed it in 2010.) So how is this one? Read on!
This is one of those posts that no one in this hobby wants to make. Please read my review of Giovanni Lopergolo's Insight that I wrote for Father's Day last year, and consider purchasing the book. The proceeds from its sale benefit a foundation for his three sons.
After a few delays, the first (and hopefully not only) case featuring Wedge Antilles and Yoda has been posted to Entertainment Earth. It's a Wave 3 revision, so it also sports the Gamorrean Guard, Jedi Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and other really awesome figures from last year. Pre-orders are open now and, as always, we'll have more information as it becomes available. For now this is the only known case with Wedge.
This figure was the first "new" body type, released in early 2010. Clone Commander Stone has no ankles, but he does have a distinctive sculpt with no ankles. How interesting! Should you pick this one up, given the chance? Read on!
Take 2007's TAC Evolutions Jango Fett, retool his wrist gauntlets, swap out the JT-12 jetpack for a more colorful Z-6 pack with a removable "firing" dummy rocket, add some minor deco changes and a removable poncho, and there you have the "new" Vintage Collection Jango Fett. We're quite frankly slightly underwhelmed by Hasbro's effort, especially for a character that's worthy of a good "ultimate" upgrade. Keeping the figure carded in the awesome Kenner inspired card is probably a good option if you have the EVO version already.
If only all peasants dressed this finely. With swappable headpieces, a nicely done soft goods shawl, and detailed paint deco, the all new Padmé Amidala in Peasant Disguise makes a worthy partner to just also released Peasant Anakin. While it would be nice if someday Hasbro figured out a way to make a gowned Padmé sit, we're really not complaining. She's quite stunning.
StarWarsShop is now offering their shared exclusive Airborne Trooper Minibust. The special purple markings of this particular trooper denotes its command under Mace Windu. The minibust is limited to only 1,250 pieces worldwide and includes a certificate of authenticity. Price is $54.99 and is IN STOCK now! Click here to order!
He's vastly improved from the original "Peasant Disguise" Anakin pictured on the cardback, with nice articulation and great paint detail, particularly on the tunic. The new Vintage AOTC era Anakin Skywalker came out much better in plastic than the pre-release Hasbro product shots, and we highly recommend upgrading your 2002 clunker for the newer, sleeker 2010 model today.
Like a grape Otter Pop of perfection, the new Vintage Collection Zam Wesell impresses with a highly detailed sculpt and an evolutionary jump from the 2002 pre-posed, action featured Saga version. You've now got an almost spot on facial likeness of Leanna Walsman, removable helmet, swappable heads, and super-articulation. This one will be the definite version for awhile, folks. So make sure to pick her up!
There have been a few flavors of the Geonosian Warrior, this one came with the boxed set of Delta Squad a few years ago. He has a big gun and purple wings-- oh, and some clones you might want. Is he worth picking up in his own right? Read on!
The Nautolan Jedi Master receives the ultra Vintage Collection treatment featuring an all new sculpt, super articulation, and a removable soft goods cloak. While Kit Fisto has had quite a few iterations in the past, this version has to be considered the best yet. The paint detail is quite nice and the poseability makes most older versions obscure. He'll also fit nicely in the new Wal-Mart exclusive Starfighter.
TOY PALACE releases their latest newsletter with IN STOCK items such as FX Lightsabers, the exclusive Sideshow Black Hole Stormtrooper, Gentle Giant Death Trooper minibust, Battle Over Endor 4 Packs and much more!
A great week of great stuff at Brian's Toys. Vintage collectors will be thrilled to pick up some of the AFA-Graded Lili Ledy & Glasslite vintage figures. They're quite rare and are going fast!
We look at Hasbro's best big vehicles, the length of The Clone Wars on TV and in the aisle, and of course, more astromech droids. All this and some notes on the new Attack of the Clones Vintage wave can be yours in this week's Q&A!