Figure of the Day: Day 1,374

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 20, 2010

Here's a stunner-- this new Cad Bane isn't merely a retooled figure. The head, body, and most of the entire thing is new construction, and it has a spectacular range of motion.  Oh, and his bike is pretty cool too.  Want to see more?  Read on!

Q&A: Boba the Fetts, POTF2 Replacements, and Storage Solutions

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 19, 2010

Can we expect updates of the aging POTF2 action figures from the 1990s? Are you taking care to use the best figure storage means that you can afford? And did you realize that there are not one, but two animated Boba Fett figures coming in The Clone Wars? All this and some feeble attempts at reformatting in this week's column!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,373

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 17, 2010

If there's one constant in the universe it's that you never know what you might get from a General Grievous action figure.  This one is pretty solid-- huge feet, swappable arms, and a nice sculpt ensure he doesn't fall to pieces or melt on you, but his legs could misshapen with time.  Would you believe it's one of the best Grievous figures in years?  Read on!

New Clone Wars Battlepacks at TRU

By Mike — Friday, September 17, 2010

Mickey Gunslinger reports finding the AWESOME ARC Troopers and Mandalorian Commandos Battlepacks at ToysRUs in Chandler, Arizona. He was also tipped by a helpful sales clerk that the exclusive TCW Nikto Guard is in the warehouse by the thousands and set to ship next week. Happy Hunting everybody!

Brian's Toys Newsletter

By Mike — Friday, September 17, 2010

Brian's Toys has an excellent restock of Kubricks, Master Replicas and Star Wars vintage carded figures. Vintage includes 12-back Death Squad Commander and Jawa AFA 90. New Clone Wars waves 5 and 6 are coming soon. Place your pre-orders now! Check out the complete newsletter at http://www.brianstoys.com/nl 

Figure of the Day: Day 1,372

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hey kids, it's another Clone Trooper, this time based on the newer sculpt.   It's in the Bantha Squad, and it is a decent new version of the same (or similar) design we've come to love since 2002.  Read on!

Q&A Bonus: 2010 Vintage Hasbro Vintage Star Wars Foil Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 16, 2010

We got a good question about the new variants hitting stores, so here's an adequate answer!

Is there a foil hunt version for every TVC figure? If so, that sure is a lot of hunting to do *sigh*. If not, which ones do have a foil version?

Figure of the Day: Day 1,371

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Still available in some towns, this Shadow Stormtrooper cast in clear plastic is an unusual creature in our favorite action figure line.  Rarely does Hasbro do Star Wars releases cast entirely in clear plastic, but here you go.  Is it worth it?   Read on!

Happy Meal TCW Mini Skateboards

By Mike — Tuesday, September 14, 2010

McDonald's Happy Meal launches their latest promo and its The Clone Wars mini skateboards! Each mini skateboard also comes with a temporary Clone Wars tattoo of your favorite characters. Visit HappyMeal.com for more!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,370

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's orange!  This Clone Trooper has a jetpack and comes with several other swell figures.  Is this one different enough to add to your growing squad of citrus-flavored white-armored troopers?  Read on!

HASBRO Star Wars Q&A (Post Celebration V Edition)

By Adam May — Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Galactic Hunter: The easiest and hardest question to tackle was partially answered at Celebration V. As collectors asked whether the Young Boba Fett's Slave I from The Clone Wars animated series would lead to Slave 1 from The Empire Strikes Back, the answer was simple and obvious —'Yes, if it sells well enough.' So there's an additional sales pitch! The question is, hypothetically (aside from paint ops) what changes could/would be made, and what figures (again hypothetically) would the team like to see included? This would be the perfect chance to get a mustachioed Bespin Guard out, or is he going to get the fully carded treatment?

Galactic Hunter: Did all of the children swapping droid parts (and showing off their "kitbash" droids) at the along with the adults offering to buy them do anything to persuade Team Star Wars to put together a little Build-A-Droid/Droid Factory playset? (It can be mostly cardboard even - it's obvious that the droids are the focus and play pattern. That was COOL!)

Image Bank: VCP03 Vintage Rocket Firing Boba Fett

By Mike — Tuesday, September 14, 2010

For 5 POP's and $7 bucks, you can get a small piece of your childhood back. Well, for a lot of us. VCP03 Rocket Firing Boba Fett has a special place in Star Wars collecting history and kudos to Hasbro for making this mailaway happen. The first wave is shipping now, so be nice to your mailman lest he get bent out of shape.

Figure of the Day: Day 1,369

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 13, 2010

Hey kids, it's another Clone Pilot.  This one is notable because it has a distinctive helmet which, so far, has not been used on any other figures.  Note the enclosed face but, aside from that, it's similar to the Revenge of the Sith helmets.  I like it.  Should you?  Read on!

Image Bank: VC09 Boba Fett

By Mike — Monday, September 13, 2010

For VC09 Boba Fett, Hasbro updates last year's BD36 (which in turn was an update of the Evolutions Fett), gives it a more authentic paint refresh, and tweaked the helmet to make it a little more movie accurate. We can nitpick about wrist articulation and giving him a Jeremy Bulloch as Chuck Norris head, but this figure coupled with the awesome vintage packaging needs to be on your hunt list if you can find one. It really is the best Fett yet. Post your comments and let us know what you think!

"He's No Good To Me Bent"

By Mike — Monday, September 13, 2010

Reports are coming in of collectors receiving their Mail Away Vintage Boba Fetts from coast to coast. The not so good news is the mailer boxes haven't been the sturdiest and cards have been coming in bent and crushed.