Let's talk Q&A while I sit here looking to fill the week. What do we have? Let's complain about insufficient Expanded Universe figures. I think you people are wrong here. And Saga Legends, I love those new ones. Also, Black Series and best-of breed figures - and some other stuff. Oh, and you should go see Machete Kills while you can - no self-respecting fan of Star Wars should miss that movie. See it now so you can be cool and tell your friends you saw it in theaters. Oh, and let's look at the line through the eyes of an 11 year old. Would you believe they've been seeing the same dang thing for the bulk of their lifetime? And now, read on!
Unless your heart is made of stone, you'll be thrilled to hear the Star Wars Ewok Assault Catapult ($20.99) and the Imperial Scanning Crew and Death Star Scanning Crew ($15.99) are hitting stores now - I found them all at a Phoenix-area Kmart this evening.
In anticipation of Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS REBELS panel at New York Comic Con (Saturday, October 12, 2013; 2:45 PM 3:45 PM; Location: Empire Stage 1-E), Hasbro unveils the packaging treatment for its STAR WARS REBELS 3.75-inch action figure line supporting the upcoming animated series.
Hasbro revealed a few nice nuggets of plastic at this year's NYCC Preview Party. Aside from new iterations of Dagobah Luke and Yoda, we can expect Toryn Farr and a Snowtrooper Commander in the spring. Check out the official images and official announcement after the jump!
Hasbro's NYCC Preview Party is underway, and our friends at Jedi Temple Archives and Star Wars Action News have the scoop and photos. New reveals include the design of the Star Wars Rebels cardback, based on the forthcoming animated series, and new Black Series action figures featuring Wedge Antilles (Snowspeeder), a newly revisited Dagobah Luke and Yoda, a new Snowtrooper, and last but certainly not least, Toryn Farr.
Gentle Giant allows you the opportunity to recreate that opening Hoth cave scene at 3 times the scale by offering a FREE Jumbo Scale Hoth Luke with every Jumbo Wampa pre-order between October 1 through October 14!
Medicom Japan released a couple of cool new 100% Bearbrick 2 packs featuring Jango and Boba Fett and Jedi Master Yoda and an Episode II Clone Trooper. These 2 packs were launched online last Wednesday for ￥3,129 JPY (approximately $32 USD) each.
Attakus continues their fantastic collection of 1/10 scale Elite Collection statues with a 212th Battalion Utapau Clone Trooper and Revenge of the Sith Classic Clone Trooper. Each measures about 8 inches tall and cast in premium cold cast porcelain with a production run of only 1500 pieces (999 pieces for the Utapau Trooper).
From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: Brian's Toys has a two very rare Vintage Star Wars pieces that is quintessential to every expanding collection, a 21-Back Boba Fett action figure and a Star Wars Millennium Falcon vehicle set. Both items are AFA-graded. Also new this week is brand new artwork from ACME Archives, featuring artists Jason Christman and Nick Scurfield.
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It's here- mostly! A version of the teaser for the new Disney XD TV show, sans sound, was posted. Was it worth all of the hype, or any of it? No. But you can see a couple of ships, and a logo, after the jump. As a full version with sound gets posted, we'll update accordingly. UPDATE: Official version with sound now embedded.
It's time to open wide and let in a stream of Q&A! This week: Kmart exclusives! Yes, there are three of them and they're still coming. How about astromech cardbacks like we're seeing on Amazon - should we expect more? (Spoiler: no.) Also let's get off-topic and talk about some other things which may interest you - because filler!
A while ago on the Tumblr I posted a series of rambling, go-nowhere tales I called Toy Stories and now you people get to suffer through a few of them. Most of these yarns are spun around the well-worn topic of my aging into this hobby and watching most of the places I used to hunt go away, and tonight is no exception. One of the two Kmarts I frequented as a single-digits child (for those keeping track 3401 W Greenway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053) has a big "STORE CLOSING" banner up on it, and I had to go in to see if I could get some 90% off underpants. (This was not to be.) As a bonus, wouldn't you know it, the store is the new record holder of the oldest Hasbro Star Wars toy I've seen in the wild.
I really don't need to say much more than paste in the headline. Total Film posted J.J. Abrams apologises for over-using lens flare, which, well, yeah. There you go. The future Star Wars director received gentle ribbing and total ripping over his love of the camera effect,
It's Q&A time! Want to send Hasbro a letter? We have the address! Feel like dumping on the new Gunship? Well, sure. At least the price, anyway. And Stormtrooper changes are worth noting! Also, let's go off-topic because filler and I found a couple of figures that are so screamingly McQuarrie-esque I just had to tell you about them. All this and more when you read on - and be sure to send in your questions for next week!