Hasbro's first attempt at a non-R2-D2 astromech droid form was one of its best. The then-nameless Astromech Droid later christened R2-R9 had a light-up light (rather than the eyeport, which never lights up) and tons of articulation with no ugly action features to get in the way. In 1999, it was beautiful-- and it's still
Our sponsor Entertainment Earth posted Wave 4 of The Vintage Collection which showcases a mix of figures from Attack of the Clones as well as previous waves. It's due in January, but what's in it?
Dark Horse releases their latest solicitation for January 2011 including a new Darth Vader mini-series and the final chapter of Rescues.
LEGO is releasing a new Star Wars Zip Bin Battle Bridge and TIE Figher Zip Bin in 2011. Each case can be converted into their own play environments and battle mats for your LEGO Star Wars mini figures. Click here for the whole story at StarWars.com.
Figures without knee and ankle joints are worthless, right? Wrong! The free market has spoken and this Clone Commando from the Star Wars: Tales comic series goes for a hefty premium. See how Hasbro kept costs down and made a great figure (that you probably don't have) when you read on!
The new Target Hasbro Star Wars exclusives aren't just starting to hit US stores-- reader Chad found not one, not two, but pretty much all of Target's remaining 2010 exclusives at Zeller's in Canada. So don't be too jealous of us in the USA, Canadians! Chad writes:
Back in 2003 Hasbro unveiled the first-ever Super Articulated Star Wars action figure-- and in 2005, Entertainment Earth had it repainted as an exclusive. 12 alternate decoes were created of the Clone Trooper and this one has some battle damage on it-- it was also never reissued. Should you track it down? Read on!
Jedi Defender has posted a listing of new DCPI's for Target exclusives that are expected to be released mid-month. These include the 2010 Geonosis 2 Packs, Mini Muggs, and Hoth Battlepacks. Reports are already beginning to trickle in about the Hoth sets being found in stores. Click here for JD's full report and Happy Hunting!
A repaint of last year's "clean" release (and this year's re-release), CW24 Jungle Camo ARF Trooper offers nothing new except the cool camouflage paint deco based on his appearance in The Clone Wars theatrical film. And for this, we recommend picking up a couple. Make sure to post your comments!
This isn't your father's Texas Instrument watch. Casio, in collaboration with Complex, have produced two very limited edition G-Shock watches inspired by the soon to be released The Forced Unleashed II. The first named the Master (Darth Vader) x G-Shock Gw-7900, reflects the Sith stylings of Vader, while the Apprentice (Starkiller) x G-Shock DW-6900, is inspired by the Starkiller character. Each comes with a specially designed packaging and only 50 of each have been produced. However, Complex is giving a way a set of these at their site. To enter, click here. Good luck!
The hot new The Clone Wars Series 4 figures with Boba Fett, Embo, Shaak-Ti, R4-P17, and Mandalorian Warrior are now IN STOCK as a set for $64.99 each at BigBadToyStore.com. Click here to order before they sell out!
The newly-released "vintage" Darth Sidious is far more awesome than it looks at first glance. His hood really clings nicely, his sculpting is wonderful, and just look at that face! Are you making a huge mistake by not running out to the store to buy one right now? Read on!
If you like to try before you buy, you'll get to try out the clone (or is he?) of Starkiller next week. PSN and Xbox Live's marketplace will both host the demo on October 12, 2010. Obviously, check your dashboards for exact availability. The game itself has a number of iterations including Amazon-exclusive DLC. As such, be sure to shop around before you buy!
Another running change, and this time it's a good one, for SL05 Jango Fett reported by Jedi Temple Archives via the Australian Mousedroid.com Forums. It appears that the less articulated, pre-posed 2002 sculpt that is available in U.S. stores now may be swapped for the TAC57 sculpt, which would obviously be preferred.
The annual ILM Halloween Party digital invites for this year show various Star Wars characters and vehicles in spooky cool skeletal form. The art is by ILM's Shawn Feeney. Click here for the full story at StarWars.com.