Saturday Cardback: Anakin Skywalker

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, August 14, 2010

We've had Obi-Wan Kenobi, yesterday was General Grievous, and today it's Anakin Skywalker!  This is the one that may have a running change to "Darth Vader" on the nameplate, so you may as well get this special version if you're here.  And if you aren't?  Well, you're dead to me.

Hasbro Celebration V Collector Presentation

By Todd Vierling — Friday, August 13, 2010

Just posted: a gallery of the slides from Hasbro's collector presentation... another gallery with photo highlights from the presentation... and for the completists out there, click on "Read More" for this article to download the whole presentation as a PDF. (Edit: Fixed PDF link; was only showing up for some users.)

Celebration V Hasbro Panel Notes-- Backwards

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 13, 2010

I live-tweeted the panel, but if you missed it, here are my posts in reverse order-- included are highlights from the slides as well as commentary. Big news: 3-Packs 3-Pack, Kohl's Galactic Heroes AT-ST, Vintage AOTC wave! It's messy.

Image Gallery Update: Hundreds More Pictures!

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 13, 2010

Hundreds more pictures from the show floor!  Check out this ShopStarWars.com Mara Jade (and Darth Bane) as well as dozens of fans, toys, panels, and other goodies!  Seriously, go now!  And don't miss the dozens of photos from the entire Ralph McQuarrie exhibit, which we shot and freaking loved!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,348

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 13, 2010

On sale at Celebration V-- with practically no line at all-- is a two-pack with Fixer and Camie Marstrap.  This is a great set-- the comic is nice, but the fact that you're getting action figures of a legendary scene you've likely never seen is pretty amazing.  She's well-done too, so read on!

Celebration V Exclusives at StarWarsShop

By Mike — Friday, August 13, 2010

StarWarsShop now has the Cami and Fixer Comic Pack and 4-LOM Zuckuss set exclusive to Celebration V now IN STOCK and available for $14.99 each. Click here to order!

 

New Deluxe Speeders at Walmart

By Mike — Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mickey Gunslinger finds the new Deluxe Obi-Wan Kenobi with BARC Speeder and Mandalorian Speeder with Mandalorian Warrior for $16.97 each at the Super Wal-Mart in Scottsdale, AZ. Happy Hunting!

Remains of the Day - Dr. Evazan, Aayla Secura "Scrap", BaR2-D2 Wax

By Adam May — Thursday, August 12, 2010

Spot The Difference (Plus Faux-Fur Rocks, Endor Soldier, Waxes, Oh My!)

By Adam May — Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hasbro pulled out the brand-spanking newly revised Boba Fett (with corrected paint-ops) along with the finalized Gamorrean Guard featuring his furry loin-cover thing, Wooof! with his softgoods (which look nice and wooly in person), the carded Endor Rebel Commando, and sculptor supremo David Vennemeyer busted out some waxes. (Do you spot anything new?)

Celebration V - Cardback of the Day

By Adam May — Thursday, August 12, 2010

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222 Images from Celebration V

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 12, 2010

Catch a bunch of pictures from Celebration V!  Click here to see 222 images from the show floor that took about an hour and change to get up.  What fun!  Seriously though, check out the dioramas and new addtions!

Wedge Antilles Will Fly Soon

By Adam May — Thursday, August 12, 2010

Here's a quick update from the Hasbro booth. Beleaguered Rebel fly-boy Wedge Antilles will be coming out on a Return of the Jedi cardback (#26) in a future wave. He will keep the number that he would have in the current collection despite shipping later on. As was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, the Wedge Antilles figure is being delayed to improve the sculpt.

Wedge Antilles has been released time-and time again improving little by little (from the Power of the Force 2 "buff era", as a kitbashed exclusive for New Force Comics during the Original Trilogy Collection, and at least 9,000 other attempts. This time out for the vaunted Vintage Collection, the crew at Hasbro hopes (fingers crossed) to definitively nail the sculpt. (We wish them lots of luck.)

Hasbro Update: Not Much New

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hey everybody!  I'm in the bowels of the convention center snapping photos and doing research, and I have good news-- sort of.  There isn't much new on display, other than the first "official" look at the Slave I set coming to Toys "R" Us.  Hasbro's booth is giving away a Galactic Heroes Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot and a foil edition Obi-Wan Kenobi cardback.  I'll have more for you later, but so far, there's not much new here!

 

Figure of the Day: Day 1,347

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 12, 2010

On sale now-- I just saw the line, so I can confirm this-- is Zuckuss, or 4-LOM in Kenner colors.  I love this figure-- the paint job is delightfully retro and the gag naming is delightful.  You do need it.  Read on!

BBTS: Save 40 to 65% Off!

By Mike — Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a great new sale with 40% to 60% off some of our biggest brands as well as
more new preorders and new arrivals.