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)
So far there's only one retail version of the diminutive Utai, a small reptile wrangler from the sinkholes of Utapau. He's cute, ain't he? The figure seemed to come and go quickly, and a prototype head variation never made it out. (But the future could reveal almost anything.) Should you get this one? Read on!
Over at Sandtroopers.com they revealed not one, not two, but three unique boxed sets of three figures each. Of particular note is what appears to bet he first new release of the 2004 Vintage Han Solo figure, which fans have been asking about lately. Well, there it is. Want to see more? Go to Sandtroopers.com!
Hey kids, it's Han Solo! This is basically the Endor coat figure, minus the coat, with a different head-- it came in a Battle Pack which you totally should have bought. What else comes with him? Read on!
Generally speaking Darth Vader action figures are black-- except this one, it's white. From the Return of the Jedi: Infinities comic book, this is a repaint of the 2004 Vintage figure. It's pretty good, if you like weird colored action figures. Read on!
It's Echo! One of the most memorable Clone Troopers from one of the most memorable episodes of The Clone Wars saw release in August of 2009 along with a billion other figures. How does this unique trooper stand out today? Read on!
It's a new year, but these questions come from the tail end of the 2010 mail bag. We have things like the tri-pod laser cannon not meeting your expectations. We look at big expensive LEGO toys and why you should buy them before it's too late. Heck, we even look at various stylized collectible Star Wars lines. And to round it all up, I rant about how Hasbro found another way to make today's best figures yesterday's news with new developments in their G.I. Joe line. Wow!
Paul at JediTempleArchives has compiled a comprehensive report of which of the original Kenner 100 action figures remain to be updated for the modern Hasbro line. It's a great read with a few caveats but it looks like we're almost there! Click here for the report.
Happy New Year to everyone in the galaxy (who happen to use the Julian/Gregorian calendar)! Brian's Toys says goodbye to a terrific 2010, and wish all customers and their families a safe 2011. Take advantage of the 10% OFF storewide coupon. No minimum/maximum order. In-stock merchandise only. Use code "HELLO2011" with your next order before January 10th to qualify.
The year's not over yet! If you're still sober and not arguing over ridiculousness on Twitter, read the last Figure of the Day for 2010, the Storm Commando! It's a lot like the Scout Trooper, but there's a new helmet and some other tweaks. Read on!
2010 was a landmark year celebrating the 30th Anniversary of what many consider to be the best Star Wars film made, The Empire Strikes Back. For Hasbro action figure collectors, it presented a mixed bag of peaks and valleys as the year progressed. Toy Fair got things started with this year's BMF, the AT-AT, and the announcement of the new Vintage Collection and its fantastic retro style Kenner packaging.
While you're at Wal-Mart looking for Jabba, you might see Matchstick in some of their exclusive DVD figure 2-packs. It's a good figure with a distinctive design, so it wouldn't kill you to pick him up to pilot your vehicles. Or would it? (It wouldn't.) Read on!
If you missed Jabba the Hutt this year, which was an elusive exclusive, you've potentially got a second chance to get one while proving the old saying "good things come to those who wait." The exclusive is showing up again at some locations, generally scanning at $19.00 even, although sometimes the shelf tag says $26.00. Previously, it was closer to $35, so why not go take a look and get one now? It's certainly worth the $19 for Oola and Jabba alone.
Standing in front of one of the rollercoaster rides of 2010, the Gamorrean Guard is one of those must-buy figures from the year. You got one by now, right? If not, go get one. Then, after you've done that, you can read on!