Let's talk about Star Wars Command. Bad news folks - they're really nice, and you will want some of them. The concept of "green army men" has been a part of toy culture for years - variations on the theme have been in toy shops since 1938. In subsequent years we've seen variations on the theme, like the dinosaurs, aliens, and fantasy heroes put out by Tim Mee toys (reissues of which are on Amazon now) and other creatures sold by the bucket at Toys R Us.
Hasbro even tried a similar product for Star Wars a few years ago with Star Wars Unleashed Battle Packs from 2006 to about 2010 and Fighter Pods from 2012-2013. They were painted and averaged about $2.00-$2.50 per figure. Hasbro's latest offering (in stores and online now) is Star Wars Command, a line of figures measuring a hair over 2-inches tall and about 50 cents or less each. The unpainted figures are quite charming - but should you go get some?
Read on for more! Or don't.
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Welcome to Q&A! We've got quite the mailbag to go through, so let's talk new exclusives - are we buying variations, or a box? Also, the big giant X-Wing - does it do anything other than look cool? All this and more await you in another installment of this impossibly long-running column!
As always, send in your questions for next time. Read on!
So, ready for a new General Grievous? I was! This one is tall, and that's great. He stays standing unassisted longer than his predecessor, but the Mission Series figure will still topple over in a matter of hours. As such, he'll need a doll stand - but he fits in the Grievous' Starfighter vehicle, and looks pretty fantastic. Should you get one? Read on!
Back in 2004, Gentle Giant produced a very limited 200 piece edition promotional Holiday Sandtrooper with gold and chrome accents. 10 years later, a special 10 year Commemorative Stormtrooper bust is being offered to Premier Guild Members.
Here are the latest new arrivals and pre-orders from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com. Pre-order the new Sixth Scale Phase 2 Armor Arc Trooper Echo and Fives from Sideshow. Also in stock is the original Phase I Echo and Fives 2 Pack from Sideshow for only $199. Shop the full listing after the jump!
After making its star debut at SDCC, the Hot Wheels Life Sized Darth Vader Car is now featured in a commercial sporting all its dark side prowess. Check it out after the jump and view our Hot Wheels SDCC Image Bank here.
Pre-orders are now being taken for the upcoming Sixth Scale Arc Trooper Echo and Fives in their Phase II Armor. The Sideshow exclusive versions include a base with character themed art. The figures retail for $149.99 each and are expected to ship in June 2015.
Another one! This Obi-Wan Kenobi (Mission Series Utapau) is a tiny bit different from the normal release - probably not enough for most people to notice, so like Darth Vader you may wish to skip it unless you want that pretty cool - and huge - General Grievous from the 2-pack. Read on!
At Entertainment Earth, the really cool Hasbro Star Wars Clone Republic Attack Shuttle Vehicle is 56% off, but only until midnight tonight! This hybrid vehicle/playset has tons of moving parts and can essentially transform from a really nice ship to a battle bunker of sorts. It also has a unique Clone Trooper pilot mold and a white blaster rifle you won't find elsewhere. It's only $35.00 until midnight tonight, so click here and buy yours now!
It’s a party as only Rancho Obi-Wan can throw one, in the midst of the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia and hosted by master-collector Steve Sansweet. There will be dinner, drinks and dessert all night, a trading-card bounty hunt and other games, door prizes, a special gala T-shirt and a super swag bag filled with exclusive goodies. Get ready for surprises galore, VIPs to mix and mingle with, Rancho’s incredible live and silent auctions, entertainment, special exhibits…and much, much more.
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If you like Bespin, you'll probably dig Luke Skywalker from the Mission Series. Sure, it comes with a Darth Vader you probably own - but this Luke has 5 joints and a working holster! It ain't bad - it could use yellower hair, but you can't get lemon-headed figures all the time I guess. Read on!
Lucasfilm announces that Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni will be attending Star Wars Celebration 2015 in Anaheim (April 16-19, 2015). The ultimate Star Wars party will also see the return of Gus Lopez's Collecting Track and those wonderful Star Tots. Be sure to read the full update here as there are some important deadline reminders.
Variety reports that Disney Theme Parks are planning a "far greater Star Wars presence" according to Bob Iger during a conference call with analysts reporting record third quarter results.“When we grow ‘Star Wars” presence, which we will do significantly, you will see better bets being made that will pay off for us than were made in the past,” adding that leveraging the collection of popular franchises and properties that the company owns for rides and experiences will deliver “better returns than we saw in the past.”