SDCC13: Lotsa Photos from the Floor in Our Facebook

By Mike — Wednesday, July 17, 2013

You'll have to visit our Facebook and Twitter pages as we've uploaded many photos from the floor, including some nice surprises from Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, and eFX.

SDCC13: Early Hasbro Booth Pics

By Mike — Wednesday, July 17, 2013

We've got some early shots of the Hasbro booth, including a peek at the Amazon and ToysRUs exclusive vehicles, the K-Mart Scanning Crew and Ewok Catapult set, and much more. Marvel at the beauty of low quality iPhone pics after the jump, and stay tuned for our Preview Night report and pics later this evening!

BBTS: Transformers, Marvel Universe, Minimates, Star Wars, MLP, Toy Story, Thundercats, Batman 1966 & More!

By Mike — Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Here are the latest pre-orders and new arrivals from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com: You can now pre-order their shared Transformers Platinum Grimlock vs. Bruticus. Star Wars items include pre-orders for the new Kotobukiya ARTFX + Sandtrooper and 12" Darth Vader from Hasbro. Check out the full listing after the jump!

Brian's Toys: Mission Series, Sideshow and Gentle Giant Pre-orders

By Mike — Wednesday, July 17, 2013

From our sponsors at BriansToys.com: The Star Wars Mission Series sets have arrived at Brian's Toys! Also new this week are new pre-orders for the Sideshow 12" Clone Troopers Echo & Fives and Gentle Giant Padme Amidala (Ilum) statue.

SDCC13: Follow Us, Like Us, Join the Dark Side

By Mike — Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Our coverage will be starting fairly soon, so make sure to like our Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter for breaking news and photos inside the convention. The countdown begins!

Review: SDCC Exclusive Black Series Boba Fett and Han Carbonite

By Mike — Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Just in time for Comic-Con, here's our review of the Hasbro SDCC (and Celebration Europe) exclusive Black Series Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite. Will collectors jump in to this new scale? Based on this piece, it's hard not to get excited of what's to come. Check out our review and photos after the jump, and check back tonight as our 2013 SDCC Preview Night coverage begins!

Review + Video: Star Wars 2013 Mission Seires Battle Droid with 212th Battalion Clone Trooper Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 15, 2013

Here's more! Is it time to part with ten bucks? The 5-point-of-articulation experiment continues with a look at Hasbro's brand span-danker-in' new Star Wars 2013 Mission Series Battle Droid with 212th Battalion Clone Trooper Action Figures. If all you're after is one of each new mold, the Battle Droid and Clone are both repeated with different paint jobs elsewhere. And if you're looking for the best examples of each mold ever, these aren't them. They are decent vehicle pilots and the Clone stands up well - but are they worth army building, assuming they become available?

SEE! The pictures.
HEAR! Me speak in the video review.
READ! The review. Reading is fundamental!
Check it all out after the break. Because it's not like you're going to get much SDCC coverage until Wednesday anyway.

Q&A: Fixing Yellowing, Retro Action Figures, New Saga Legends, and Other Stuff

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 14, 2013

Want to know how to wipe off some yellowing from your Vintage 2010 Clone Trooper helmets and many 2002-2004 releases? I have discovered one solution! We also look at retro action figures, more anti-prequel sentiment and the usual stuff. Send in your questions for our next column - I can't guarantee next week due to SDCC, but it'll be soon, I promise! Read on for more!

Review + Video: Star Wars 2013 Mission Series Anakin Skywalker with 501st Legion Clone Trooper Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, July 13, 2013

Now in 2-packs! The 5-point-of-articulation line continues with a look at Hasbro's brand span-danker-in' new Star Wars 2013 Mission Series Anakin Skywalker with 501st Legion Clone Trooper Action Figures. Both figures are repaints of other figures sold individually, and Anakin has more than a couple of changes from the single carded release. The clone is, of course, much bluer than the other releases.

While not necessarily an essential release, it is different enough to warrant your attention. And as usual, we have a short video for those of you who gave up reading for Lent back in 1997. Click through for belt variations and more!

Review + Video: Star Wars 2013 Saga Legends Obi-Wan Kenobi Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 12, 2013

The experiment continues! The 5-point-of-articulation experiment continues with a look at Hasbro's brand span-danker-in' new Star Wars 2013 Saga Legends Obi-Wan Kenobi Action Figure. It's a corporate response to inflation, rising labor costs, and a shifting set of priorities in the world of toy retail, but it has one action figure lacking of previous figures.  Namely, it can sit in your vehicles without a fuss.

We're hoping to get a few more of these up before SDCC 2013, so please do read on and watch the video, too! As the great Jim Osterberg once said, "thank you for your kind indulgence."

How are you liking this format? Love it? Hate it? Can't stand my terrible voice? Let me know!

Review + Video: Star Wars 2013 Saga Legends R4-P17 Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 11, 2013

I'm trying a brand new review format today kids - below, find pictures, a written review, and a video for the new Star Wars Saga Legends R4-P17 Action Figure which literally showed up at my house about 9 hours ago.

...and yes, we do have comparisons of all 4 models of this figure so far, you lucky so-and-sos!

We hope you enjoy this experiment - we might not be able to do them all this way, but it covers a lot of bases!

 

Funko SDCC Exclusive Pop! Vinyl Droids Boba Fett Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 11, 2013

Oh boy! You know we're excited because Funko revealed a Star Wars: Droids Boba Fett Pop! Vinyl Bobble Head as one of its 2013 Comic-Con exclusives! It will go on sale next week in San Diego, where you can buy yours if I don't get them all first.  See more after the jump.

Star Wars: The Black Series Greedo Revealed by Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 11, 2013

Finally!  #7 in Star Wars: The Black Series is Greedo, which Entertainment Earth has revealed in full today in all of his 6-inch tall glory. He looks great, with big shiny eyes and an appropriately puffy costumes.  You'll want to see more after the jump.

Wii U Gets Star Wars Pinball Download

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 11, 2013

If you like Star Wars, and you like pinball, you might want to know about Star Wars Pinball which has just been ported to the Wii U.  It's available to download today for $9.99.

BBTS: MP-12 Sideswipe, Bandai, Man of Steel, Sideshow & More!

By Mike — Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com have posted their latest arrivals and pre-orders. Pre-orders are now being taken for the new Attakus 1/10 scale R2-D2, C-3PO, and Yoda statues. Click through for the full listing!