TOY PALACE NL 27: Star Wars Exclusives and More!

By Mike — Wednesday, August 11, 2010

TOY PALACE just received some great Star Wars merchandise including the K-Mart exclusive Jodo Kast, TRU exclusive Nikto action figure, Kul Teska, and whole lot more! Check out the whole list in their latest newsletter!

Brian's Toys Newsletter

By Mike — Wednesday, August 11, 2010

That's no moon.  That's the Brian's Toys newsletter for this week! Amazing products from the top of the list to the bottom. There hasn't been a newsletter quite like this in a while. First and foremost, check out Brian's Toys at Celebration V in Orlando this coming Thursday.  They will be stationed at Booth #903.

This Is It! THE Must-Have Exclusive at Celebration V

By Adam May — Tuesday, August 10, 2010

So here's the thing, we're literally HOURS (I'm counting them) from Celebration V in Orlando, FL. and friends keep asking me what is the must-have Celebration V exclusive, and, while I'd LOVE a Wampa Rug/Tauntaun Sleeping Bag — which I'd have to use if I brought them home (I'd take pictures of my exile) I know in my bones that the 4-LOM/Zuckuss Retro-Vintage Mix-Up Combo by Hasbro is the one thing I cannot live without.

Figure of the Day: Day 1,345

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 10, 2010

You may be able to find this Tall Jedi Padawan if you go to Florida this week!  The Star Tours exclusive was reportedly not a huge hit, so some might be around in a Disney park near... well, someone.  Is he worth grabbing?  Read on!

The Imperial AT-AT (2010) — DisPLAY With Your Toys

By Adam May — Monday, August 9, 2010

Since not all of our Imperial AT-AT Walkers were asked to take part in the 11:38 "sneak attack" series, we were heading in another direction. This is the first of a series of photo montages of the new Imperial AT-AT "in play". We assume that this part of Blizzard Force is taking on the first wave of Rebel scum (no relation) to make way for Darth Vader's arrival. (Once again, note that the all-new Imperial AT-AT comes with ONE (1) AT-AT Driver and ONE (1) Speederbike.) Some of the products shown are not currently available at retail, but we hope they're in your collection anyway.

Download the full size image after the break!

Figure of the Day: Day 1,344

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 9, 2010

Say hi to Clone Trooper Jek!  Today's Figure of the Day debuted as an exclusive but eventually had an individually carded rerelease-- which was slightly harder to get.  Should you have picked up this figure from The Clone Wars when you had the chance?  Read on!

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