The annual ToysRUs Big Book is out today and it has a few Star Wars deals that you may want to look into. I guess there was a reason why my local TRU's had so many Republic Attack Shuttles upstocked on the top shelf.
This week in Galactic Hunter Video Theater, it's Troops, arguably the first fan film phenomenon of the internet age! In it, we see a bunch of special effects and voiceover pros put together 10 minutes that were, to say the least, a huge deal in the era of dial-up internet. In it, you'll see pre-501st Legion costumes and some sharp design work come together from 1997. Creator Kevin Rubio got quite a few decent gigs writing Star Wars comics (also The Clone Wars) as after doing Troops, so check it out after the break!
The second-ever commando to get a carded release, this animated The Clone Wars edition of Republic Commando Boss is really a nice toy and an unfortunate reminder that he's got a few brothers that haven't yet been rendered in plastic. There's an awesome, clever backpack accessory and the figure's chunky build is really quite excellent.
He's armed to the hilt and ready to do some serious hurt on some unsuspecting bounty, at least according to Sideshow's Mythos expression. Standing about 19 inches tall (26 inches with the long blaster rifle), the upcoming Mythos Boba Fett strikes a compelling pose and ready for you to pre-order as a Sideshow exclusive.
It's beginning to look a lot like…? Not yet, but it's almost here and ToysRUs is where the stuff is at the moment with their exclusive, expensive, and beautifully retro Kenner repackaged (B)ig (M)illennium (F)alcon. Now to that $250 conundrum.
Our friend Sebulba is a fine example of everything good and bad with the figures this year. A redeco of a very good mold from 10 years ago, he's never looked better. He's also an exclusive, who came out late, who's the only Sebulba of the year, and doesn't fit in the Sebulba Pod Racer vehicle which came out months earlier. Ah well! At least he's a good figure on his own, right? Find out!
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This week on The Clone Wars: things happen! Not extent to wallow in and repeat exposition, the oddly named "The Soft War" bring us more action, more character, and actual events that you can recount as being different from the events you have seen previously. It's almost like we're spoiled! Ahsoka gets to be cool, Steela gets to show off, and we get to see some one-way shielding, which is apparently now a thing. As always, spoilers and video await you!
Ahhhh Luke Skywalker. This has gone from a hotly-requested resculpt from Hasbro to something they try every year or two, to varying degrees of success. Since 2009 Hasbro has been trying some really interesting things with the Black Jedi costume, which follows the 2007 costume, which was just plain awful. How does this one stack up? Since you may not be able to find it, does it matter? (Of course it does, you can buy one online.)
It's definitely the best Star Wars 3.75 inch vehicle Hasbro has ever produced and nicely repackaged Vintage style for ToysRUs and the holidays. But at $250, which is $100 more than when it was first released four years ago ($149.99), collectors will have to dig deeper in their pockets this time around. That's a lot of upcharge for packaging.
ToysRUs is offering a $50 coupon off the Multi Troop Transport (MTT) beginning on October 28th for their Big Book promotion. While looking like a great deal at face value, the reality is that it merely matches what other stores like Walmart is charging.