Toy Fair is a fun time of year, and it looks like we get to open a few of our presents early. A new wave of The Vintage Collection is known to us because a packaged sample of Luke Skywalker (Dagobah Pilot) has been making the rounds. New figures include Lando Calrissian (General), Clone Trooper, AT-RT Driver, Fi-Ek Sirch, and a new Weequay.
The two Battle Over Endor action figure packs are hitting Toys "R" Us as you read this-- each is $24.99, which is a really good value for 4 new figures these days. Of note, my R5-P9 was packaged backward, with his dome spun around 180 degrees. There's nothing wrong with the figure once you open it, but it's possible some (or all) may be sold this way. Also, each package has a different Return of the Jedi-themed backdrop.
AD: New at Entertainment Earth are the just-arrived Mattel DC Universe Wave 16 action figures, the ever-popular Entertainment Earth Exclusive Star Wars Action Figure Comic Packs, and we're nearing the conclusion of our hugely popular Winter Clearance Sale. What's more, you can lock in your pre-order for Vintage Star Wars Wave 5 right now! More details, pricing, pictures, and availability after the jump!
Before he had a purple lightsaber, Mace Windu got a couple of figure releases including this little number with a big removable plastic cloak. The figure had pretty decent articulation for his day, and a head sculpt that some prefer to the more recent figures. What do you think? Read on, and leave a comment!
Two Star Wars titles headline April's Dark Horse releases including Vader and the Lost Command #4 where the Sith Lord is betrayed and is trapped in a desolate world. And in Legacy #4, it's Cad Skywalker vs. Darth Krayt!
Our sponsors at TOY PALACE have posted their first newsletter for the New Year including FX Lightsabers, Ultimate E3 Anakin, and more!
Here's a great one, it's Cato Parasitti! This bounty hunter has some great detail work, plus some lettering which... well, some of it I've translated correctly. The rest? Who knows. It's a great figure, so read on!
Is there a future for comic packs? We look at this, as well as Republic Gunship repaints and variations, complaints about vintage repacks, and the fine line between toys and stuff for collectors in this week's Q&A!
Today we look at another one of the Entertainment Earth exclusive comic pack figures with Baron Fel, which is a nicely modified 2007 Death Star Trooper. He has a hat, a helmet, and a goatee-- all things that probably would have made the 2007 Baron Fel better. Read on!
As we reported earlier today, the Star Wars saga on Blu-Ray and its pre-order was officially announced at CES in Las Vegas. Here is the official press release and trailer from Lucasilm. 30 hours of special features and being able to choose between all, OT, or Prequels? Not bad.
For the first time ever, LEGOLAND California will feature a Star Wars themed area that will be located in miniland this coming March! With over 2,000 LEGO models, the miniland will follow a chronological path through the Star Wars timeline – Episodes I – VI plus Clone Wars will all be there! Individual film scenes were selected by a panel of LEGO, LEGOLAND and Lucasfilm experts. The miniland will have over 1.5 million LEGO bricks, weigh more than 1.3 tons and took over 13 months to develop and build.
From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: Check out the slew of classic Star Wars video games! From Dark Forces to Rebel Assault, and Super Star Wars Empire Strikes Back. Relive these classic games once again, or just add them to your collection.
Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a ton of new arrivals and some more new preorders. Take a look at all the arrivals after the jump!
The wonderful people at JediNews.co.uk have a picture of the front and back of the Yoda figure from The Vintage Collection Wave 5. Originally slated for Wave 3 on a Return of the Jedi cardback, Hasbro has reworked the package to include a Revenge of the Sith logo and photograph-- and it definitely looks a lot cooler. Click through for more! And if you squint on the back
After the first announcement in August, we now have a fuller idea of what's coming on Blu-Ray in September courtesy of a new official announcement. There will be three SKUs:
1. 9-disc, 6-movie collection (SRP $140, online as low as $90)
2. 3-disc, Original Trilogy set (SRP $70, online as low as $45)
3. 3-disc, Prequel Trilogy set (SRP $70, online as low as $45)