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.

TRU Legacy of the Darkside Packs Found

By Mike — Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Our trusty hunter, Mickey Gunslinger, finds the new TRU Legacy of the Darkside 2 packs in Chandler, AZ, except for the Grievous set, which looks to be the popular one based on the re-release of the pre-Cyborg Grievous. The other two sets include Anakin/Vader and Boba Fett. Pricepoint is $17.99 each. Happy hunting and please report those finds!

 

Figure of the Day: Day 1,346

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What a difference a year makes!  In 2009, this was one of the hottest topics and most-debated issues, because Captain Typho was really hard to get.  Now?  Well, you're probably more concerned with Celebration V than how amazing this figure is, complete with crazy gear and amazing detail.  Show some respect-- read on!

Dark Horse in November 2010

By Mike — Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The last installment of Blood Ties has Boba on a mission to uphold his father's honor. Jedi Knight Kerra Holt is the newest hero in the brand new Knight Errant series. And it's Sith vs. Sith in Old Republic #5!

Celebration V: Limited Edition Her Universe ESB Collector's Necklace

By Mike — Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Star Wars Celebration V is almost upon us and Her Universe will be there in a big way! If you plan on being in Orlando for the biggest Star Wars party this side of the galaxy come meet Ashley and see her new line of Star Wars apparel for female fans at our special Celebration booth, #1111. In addition, to honor the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back and the 5th Star Wars Celebration, Ashley wanted to do something special! Only at Star Wars Celebration V will you be able to purchase the exclusive, Her Universe Limited Edition Empire Strikes Back necklace featuring Ashley’s favorite poster art from the film.

LEGO at CV: Mural Event for Children's Hospital

By Mike — Wednesday, August 11, 2010

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, LEGO Systems, Inc. and Lucasfilm Ltd. are summoning the force of LEGO® and STAR WARS fans and families to participate in a three-day collaborative build of an eight-foot tall, 15-foot wide LEGO mystery mural to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The mural will be constructed by attendees of Star Wars Celebration V and a LEGO Master Builder at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center from August 13-15.

 

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.