Brian's Toys: New Black Series, Gentle Giant, and Marvel Legends

By Mike — Friday, August 30, 2013

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By Mike — Friday, August 30, 2013

Here are the latest listings of new arrivals and pre-orders from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com. Check out the full listing after the jump!

SWAN 403: Crazy Train

By Mike — Friday, August 30, 2013

Have you found the new Hasbro figures? All Hasbro's new lines, Black Series 4-inch, Black Series 6-inch, Mission Series, and Saga Legends, are showing up across the US. New toys are a welcome relief to the modern Star Wars figure collector after many months with no new releases, and on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast the coverage continues. Listen to this week's podcast for a hands on review of the new 4-inch Black Series figures. Then vintage Star Wars collector Jerry takes a look at the Saga Legends figures and provides his views on their five points of articulation.

Hasbro Star Wars Blind Figures Coming to Japan

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 29, 2013

Friend of the site (to whom I owe an email or two) Daniel sent me this link to a Japanese site showcasing Hasbro's recent Saga Legends and Mission Series 3 3/4-inch action figures in blind boxes.   These new-to-me figures appear to be in Hasbro-branded boxes, which is unusual for the Japanese market, and as far as I can tell there are no obvious difference between their not-blind and likely cheaper US counterparts.

Ad: Alien Faux Kenner ReAction Figures at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ad: They're up!  The long-awaited ALIEN action figures developed by Super7 are now up at Entertainment Earth.  The set of 5 is at $64.99.  Click here to pre-order yours now!

Amazon Has Star Wars The Black Series Wave 2 Action Figure Pre-Orders

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New pictures available and pre-orders are open! Amazon Has Star Wars The Black Series Wave 2 pre-orders open right now.  As an added bonus, accessories are shown for the new 6-inch and 3 3/4-inch figures, including Slave Leia's two weapons.  Release dates, pricing, and availability after the break.

Ad: Entertainment Earth Summer Blowout Sale Ends Tuesday Night

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 26, 2013

Save up to 90% off at the Blowout Sale at Entertainment Earth! Over 1,000 Action Figures, Prop Replicas, Bobble Heads, and Anime Statues are on sale until tonight! Click through the links after the jump, and save big on Gentle Giant items, action figures, prop replicas, graphic novels, and more!

Q&A: Black Series, Lost Episodes, Robots, and More Fun

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 25, 2013

It's time to choke down some Q&A with me - because you want to put off work, or don't want to go to bed yet! It's 40% Black Series by volume. Let's talk about that new Slave I and its various toy incarnations some more because why the heck not. Are we starting the pool for 6-inch Cantina Aliens? Oh yes we are. And are we going to examine the best C-3PO action figures? Of course I am. You can too, if you read on! (Also: please read on.)

PetCo Gets Star Wars Toy License, Too

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, August 24, 2013

While parents often cringe at spending more money on toys for their kids, the same is rarely true about pet owners and their dogs and cats!  Thanks to everyone who wrote in letting us know about this article: Petco's Star Wars Pet Fans Collection: For Sith Tzus, Jedi Javanese, and All Furry Companions at StarWars.com.

Brian's Toys: Now Buying Toys of All Kinds!

By Mike — Saturday, August 24, 2013

Site sponsor Brian's Toys is now buying toys of all kinds!  In addition to Star Wars, Brian's Toys is paying competitive prices for almost any unopened action figure and accessories from modern toylines, including LEGO, Marvel, G.I. Joe, and Transformers.  To make selling your toys easy, they have made obtaining a price quote quick and efficient with their forms and webapp.  

Star Wars x Medicom Toy 400% Boba Fett Bearbrick

By Mike — Saturday, August 24, 2013

Medicom's latest iteration of Boba Fett comes in the form of this new limited edition 400% Bearbrick. Fett is featured with all his iconic looks and the signature Bearbrick head, stands about 11 inches tall and will be limited to only 1000 pieces. Look for Beabrick Fett to drop on August 31st for ¥8,190 JPY (approximately $83 USD).

Star Wars x Burton 2014 Chopper Snowboards

By Mike — Saturday, August 24, 2013

Burton has released a new collection of Star Wars themed snowboards for their Fall/Winter 2013/2014 season. 8 snowboards featuring your favorite Star Wars characters just dropped and you can find out more and order yours directly from Burton's online store by clicking here.

Nissan Star Wars Juke Teaser

By Mike — Saturday, August 24, 2013

Nissan will be releasing a special Star Wars edition of their popular Juke model and launches this teaser for your viewing pleasure. The official announcement will be made on August 26th. View the video and the special red stormtrooper with white race lines after the jump!

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SWAN 402: Separation Anxiety

By Mike — Saturday, August 24, 2013

New figures are on the pegs and Marjorie and Arnie are back in the Star Wars Action News studio ready to review them!  On this week's podcast the hosts look at new new Saga Legends figures from Hasbro.  With limited articulation and smaller card backs these figures have divided collectors between those who demand more collector-oriented figures and those who find the limited pose-ability a throwback to vintage collecting.  Hasbro claims they're some of the best sculpts they've ever done.  Listen to find out the final verdict!

Dark Horse: November 2013 Solicitations

By Mike — Saturday, August 24, 2013

It's another fantastic month of Star Wars literature for Dark Horse and their November titles. Princess Leia faces an all out attack from the Devastator in Star Wars #11 and Annkin Starkiller and Leia rescue two wayward droids in the desert while Darth Vader while Darth Vader recruits a famous Knight of the Sith to his army in The Star Wars #3. Check out these and more titles releasing in November ahead!