Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,036: Imperial Technician (Imperial Scanning Crew)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 16, 2013

There are two of them! Today it's the Imperial Technician (Imperial Scanning Crew), or to the layman, "this is the one with the new head and missing parts."  You'll want this one - he's loaded with new gear and a head that's a tad too small.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,035: TK-421 (Stormtrooper)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 15, 2013

We're back for a bit! Figure of the Day returns - but not every day - to show you TK-421, a new Stormtrooper that you might find at your local Kmart if they haven't already closed up.  Would you believe Hasbro made it interesting?  Well, they did.   Check it out - read on! 

Q&A: The Best, The Rest, The Box, and What the Kids Are Seeing

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 13, 2013

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!

Kmart Exclusive Scanning Crew, Ewok Catapult Out Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, October 12, 2013

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.

NYCC: Star Wars Rebels Packaging and Announcement

By Mike — Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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.

NYCC Preview Party: Hasbro Official Black Series Images

By Mike — Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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 NYCC Preview Party Reveals New Black Series, Star Wars Rebels

By Mike — Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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: Free Jumbo Luke Hoth with Wampa Pre-order

By Mike — Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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 Star Wars 100% Bearbrick 2 Packs

By Mike — Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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: New Elite Collection Clones

By Mike — Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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).

 

Brian's Toys: 21 Back Fett, Acme Archives, eFX

By Mike — Monday, October 7, 2013

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.

BBTS Sponsor News: Masterpiece Transformers, Alien, Predator, Final Fantasy X, Team Fortress 2, Breaking Bad, Bandai & More!

By Mike — Monday, October 7, 2013

Here is the latest listings of new arrivals and pre-orders from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com. Just in are the latest assortment of Star Wars Black Series 3.75 inch figures Wave 2 in cases and singles! Follow the link to check out all the latest!

Star Wars Rebels Teaser Video from Disney XD

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 7, 2013

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.

Q&A: We're Still Here, Thank You - Exclusives, Movies, Cardbacks, Staying Power

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 6, 2013

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!

Toy Stories: One More Klosing Kmart

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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.