We look fondly back on many Star Wars figures, but this Hoth Rebel Trooper isn't one of them. The 2007 exclusive repaint was based on a figure which, when released in 2004, also stank. So yeah... you don't need ot buy this one. But read on anyway!
So it seems you like the vintage cardbacks but like complaining more. I can see that. And you’re hoping the Scramble on Yavin Battle Pack gets cheaper—which it may be already, depending on where you’re looking. And what’s up with all the mail-in offers running right now? Read on!
Designated as a "Greatest Hit", Hasbro feels that VC Obi-Wan Kenobi is a figure worth repeating. It speaks to the strength of a 5 year old sculpt that the only update needed is a soft goods over a sculpted cloak. The vintage inspired card certainly adds to the peg and collection shelf appeal. Obi-Wan's out now and keep a lookout for the foil "Ultimate Galactic Hunt" card (we also feel that term is worth repeating!)
Let's cut to the chase and address the action figure netgulators. Yes, the VC19 Clone Commander Cody's antenna is corrected to silver and they also corrected the belt. We have the photos in our Image Bank to back it up. Other than that, the ROTS vintage cardback is really nice so you should go and pick one up!
So, a couple (few) weeks ago we began monitoring [hint — encouraging] comments (for quality control, naturally) for a bit as we packed our bags and went through our checklists leading up to Celebration V in Orlando, FL. Comments, as we noted at the time, could 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 stumble upon along the way. As always, the most stylish replies win*. (Void where prohibited, watch your language, prizes available while supplies last, and this offer is only valid in the continental United States. *Most stylish replies are determined by, well, me... so address to impress or something. Comic-Con freebies contest ends [ended] on August 10 because Celebration V travel and check-in is busy time.)
Hasbro recycles the Gelagrub Clone into a generic ROTS clean white "Vintage" version everyone can army build. VC15 Clone Trooper is now ready for perusal in our Image Bank!
If you missed out on the Wal-Mart exclusive Dewback, here's your chance to army build with the new VC14 Sandtrooper. We have to admit that seeing the cardback featuring a POTF2 Sandtrooper on an orange card waxes nostalgic. Can you believe it's been 15 years?
Where the master falls short, the apprentice shines. VC13 Anakin Skywalker is clearly the best iteration of the chosen one yet. Superb sculpt, super articulation, and soft goods that work. Heck, they even nailed the hair.
Hundreds of Internet users remade “Star Wars: A New Hope” into a fan film last year, 15 seconds at a time. This month they all played a part in Emmy history. The finished product, “Star Wars Uncut,” won an Emmy last week in a relatively new category, interactive media, heaping new attention onto a project that its producers call a “user-directed broadcast.”
This week we received tons of new popular Star Wars product. The number one product of this year is most likely the new Hasbro AT-AT Walker, much bigger than the previous version wth much more play value. Also the new Jabba Playset is going to be a hit, we will ship those early next week. Also new Legacy of the Darks Side 2-Packs and two all new Clone Wars Waves made the way to us. To wrap this up two missing FX lightsabers just arrived to us to complete your Hasbro Signature Series FX saber collection !
While the devil wears Prada, VC12 Darth Sidious certainly has a penchant for faux fur. The head sculpt is amazing and kudos on the removal cowl, but the execution of the felt soft goods jacket falls a little short. Sort of like a particularly cranky bag lady look. What makes sense with a Gamorrean Guard doesn't necessarily work with the evil despot of a galaxy far, far away. Just sayin, Big H.
If you can't get enough concept art toys, try this Snowtrooper on for size! He has a cloth piece, a wacky silver gun, and a lot of detail that seems right out of 1979. Is he worth your time? Yes. So read on!
Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another great batch of new arrivals, more new preorders, and another new sale!
The Gunslinger strikes again! Mickey reports finding the new Revenge of the Sith wave at Toys R Us in San Diego, CA, including foil chase cards of Han Solo, Darth Vader, Commander Cody, and Magna Guard. Happy Weekend Hunting all!