Walmart Exclusive Star Wars Markdowns: YMMV

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 26, 2011

Tis the season for randomly marked-down products!  Walmart has marked down their Ultimate Gift Sets for Star Wars as well as Transformers and Beyblade, but prices vary by store-- the $30 sets were as little as $15 in my neighborhood, which is a steal given you get 5 figures in the set.


Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,704

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 26, 2011

This is the Yoda which was delayed from 2010.  It's... well, it has a lot of articulation, but is it worth ten friggin' bucks?  Probably not, but read on!

BBTS News: 2012 Star Wars Full Lineup, Year-End Sale

By Mike — Monday, December 26, 2011

Hi - Here is a quick update from about Hasbro's 2012 Star Wars lineup as well as our last sale of the year.

Ad: 2012 Vintage Star Wars, New Episode I Hasbro at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 25, 2011

Ad: After many months of waiting, new Hasbro Star Wars Pre-Orders are listed. New vehicles! New action figures! New Clone Wars! New Fighter Pods! There's so much new, it'll just make your head spin.  Click through for pricing, availability, and highlights.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,703

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 23, 2011

It's R2-D2, the way you always wanted him... as a reindeer.  This 2002 exclusive was in short supply, but thanks to the collective short attention span of modern collectors he's cheap again!  Rejoice, and read on!

Brian's Toys Newsletter 12/23/11

By Mike — Friday, December 23, 2011

Brian's Toys wishes a Merry Christmas and safe holidays to all! For this week's newsletter, check out new products from Sideshow, Gentle Giant, and Hasbro.  Pick up the Wicket the Ewok mini bust, the 12" Vintage Jumbo Death Squad Commander, or the complete set of G.I. Joe Wave 4 Renegades.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,702

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 22, 2011

This 2009 Han Solo gave us the figure with a stormtrooper belt, helmet, and armor for some reason.  Well, it's still a decent figure, but getting his head right seems to be dang near impossible.  Read on!

BBTS News: TF, Gentle Giant, Koto, MakeToys, Hasbro, DC & More!

By Mike — Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays from BBTS! - Here is a quick update from about a huge list if new preorders and new arrivals:

Hard-To-Find UK Version of Silver R2-D2 On eBay Cheap

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 21, 2011

There are two Silver R2-D2 figures.  One was a vac-metal sold carded based on the 2000 Power of the Jedi figure mold.  The second was a Saga Collection figure in a UK-only boxed set with a matte finishe, based on the Vintage 2004 mold.  The set was pretty tough to get in the USA... but now you don't need to get it.

Ad: Clearance Sale, New LEGO Book with Exclusive Figure, New Gentle Giant at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ad: It's time for the Entertainment Earth After Christmas Clearance Sale! (Yes, we know it's early.) Over 1,000 items are on sale for amazingly low prices. Get great prices on Star Wars, including Gentle Giant, Hasbro, Attakus, and more... including action figures and statues, plus enjoy free shipping on in-stock orders over $99. If that weren't enough, new Gentle Giant shipments and the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia with exclusive Han Solo arrived this week! As always, click through for pricing, pictures, and availability.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,701

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 21, 2011

He's green now! The second attempt on R2-X2 seems to be the "official" one thanks to some bunghole suggesting the 2006 release be black. Ah well. Whose fault do you think that was? I sure don't know.  Anyway, read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,700

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Welcome to day 1,700 of Adam Held Hostage with Lumiya, a figure I assumed would never, ever see plastic.  I'm thrilled she exists, but did the Marvel villain turn out acceptably?  Read on!

The Old Republic, Classic Films Coming to LEGO Star Wars 2012

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 19, 2011

Jabba's Palace is just one of several new sets coming to LEGO in a 2012 preview over at Hoth Bricks, a French fan site.  Preliminary packaging mock-ups are shown and these are presumably legit-- we'll know more in February for Toy Fair! Read on!


Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,699

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 19, 2011

Ahhh the Battle Droid Commander.  The token repaint of a decent mold, this guy also includes binoculars which make it just a little more different.  Should you get one for your tanks?  Read on!

Rancho Obi-Wan Becomes Non-Profit Inspired By The Force Of Imagination

By Mike — Sunday, December 18, 2011

RANCHO OBI-WAN (ROW), home of the largest privately held Star Wars™ collection in the world, is now a California nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to serve the public through the collection, conservation, exhibition, and interpretation of Star Wars memorabilia.


Fans can now play an active part at Rancho Obi-Wan by getting memberships, taking tours, planning events, and making donations. “The best part of Star Wars for me has been getting to meet and become friends with thousands of enthusiastic fans all over the world,” says collection owner, Steve Sansweet, who is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rancho Obi-Wan, Inc. “The saga has become a multigenerational touchstone of popular culture worldwide, and one role of the museum and its outreach program is to show how that happened.”