BBTS: Bandai, Hot Toys, Batman, Acid Rain, Assassin's Creed, Transformers, GI Joe & More!

By Mike — Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Here are the this week's latest pre-orders and new arrivals from our sponsors at! Pre-orders include Batman, Final Fantasy, and the latest import exclusives. Click through for the full listing!

TOP NEWS: Star Wars Episode 7 Cast Announced

By Mike — Tuesday, April 29, 2014 officially announces the cast of Star Wars Episode VII. Most notably and not surprisingly, the original cast of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker are finally confirmed. The highlights of new cast members include veteran actor Max Von Sydow (Darth Ming?), Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings), and Adam Driver (Girls).


SWAN 423: Live from the CBR Bar at C2E2!

By Mike — Tuesday, April 29, 2014
This past weekend saw the largest comic convention in Chicago -- Reed Pop's C2E2! Saturday night Marjorie, Arnie, and several members of the Star Wars Action News family got together to talk about the convention, their Star Wars celebrity encounters, and their collectible finds! But the past two weeks have been full of news for Star Wars fans and collectors alike. 

Brian's Toys: He-Man 8 Back, 12 Inch Vintage TIE Pilot, Mission Series Wave 3

By Mike — Tuesday, April 29, 2014
From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: This week Brian's Toys has posted a video detailing the the awesome condition of the original He-Man 8-Back AFA 85 action figure.  The video is in HD and shows off the back and front.  

Q&A: Helmets, Black Series Assortments, and the Future of the Expanded Universe

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 27, 2014

New in Q&A this week: Boba Fett Helmet toys! Did you miss it? Well, it's going to cost you now. And New Black Series Cases - where is Chewie? He's still coming. Also, let's have a tidy rant about the supposed "loss" of the Expanded Universe - we've been through this before, and those stories from the past still mean something because it just happened to work out that way! Read on!

C2E2: High-End Star Wars Costume Replicas from Anovos

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 26, 2014

Another costume licensor! C2E2 allowed Anovos to debut its Star Wars wares after it put out some top-notch gear from Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica. Previously Windlass Studios put out some top-notch costumes for Padme, Anakin, and others. Anovos has shown Luke Skywalker's Bespin togs from The Empire Strikes Back, some high-end Revenge of the Sith Clone Trooper armor, Han Solo's holster from the original Star Wars, and the prototype for their first Darth Vader costume.

EU Rebooted - Confirms Future Movies Not Tied to Previous Books, Comics, Games

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 26, 2014

While the Expanded Universe - not even called such until 1998 - has long been a way to get fans to buy paper much like Hasbro has found a way to get us to buy plastic, it hasn't been all that unusual for a bit of slate-cleaning now and again.  Today, confirms it's basically wiping the slate as clean as can be.

BBTS News: DC, Marvel, Freddy Krueger, Minimates, Star Trek, Transformers, Game of Thrones & More!

By Mike — Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Here's the latest announcement from our sponsors at Be sure to shop their Spring Cleaning Sale and save on tons of items! Click through for the full listings of new pre-orders and latest arrivals!

Disney Store Manufacturing Brand New Die-Cast Metal Star Wars Toys

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Earlier in the week, a few Disney and Star Wars bloggers were whisked away by the House of Mouse to check out a number of upcoming toys in development for sale in The Disney Store retail outlets. An example of something taught in schools as "vertical integration," we now have a company absorbing numerous parts of a business - not only do they make the movie, own the rights, hire the actors, own the characters, and sell the product, but they're going to design and manufacture it in house, too. This article looks at the die-cast vehicle segment, which brings back metal in a meaty way with $10-$20 ships. Each of the 12 new vehicles has moving parts, is due later this year, and will likely remind the very older and infirmed of us of Kenner's lovely and memorable offerings from 1978-1981-ish.

Read on for more! Or don't.

Galactic Hunter Video Theater Presents: The Clone Wars - Sacrifice

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Clone Wars gets it second end with Sacrifice. Yoda's story continues as he journeys to the Sith world Moraband (nee Korriban) as spirits of evil tempt and attempt to frighten the Jedi master. Mark Hamill does a voice, the Priestesses are back, and if nothing else it's an impressive new installment of Star Wars lore. Read on!

Star Wars at The Disney Store Event: Monday Night Info Dump

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 21, 2014

I'm back from talking to some wonderful people, fellow fans, and Disney people to talk about how The Disney Store will be deploying Star Wars.  Some details are being held for tomorrow, but I do have some dirt to share with all you fine people right now, after the jump.  (Long post, lots of information, no pics yet.  Hey man, it's late, what do you expect?)

Star Wars Comes to the Disney Store

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 21, 2014

The Disney Store has summoned a group of fans, collectors, and media people to Glendale, CA to see a bunch of cool stuff - I'll be writing some of it up later, but I was handed a USB stick with some photos of new Disney Store exclusive product - some of which is in stores now - and some of which is plastic.  Check some of it out after the jump.

Q&A: Blocky Star Wars Figures, Blocked Star Wars Figures, and Aqua Star Wars Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 20, 2014

The future of Star Wars is coming sooner than you think - but for now, Q&A! Let's talk Kubrick figures. It won't take long. And how about Squid Lake figures? Well... that won't take long. And how about toy hunting in the present? It's a lot different than it was 15 years ago. Also, send in your questions for the mailbag!

Galactic Hunter Video Theater Presents: The Clone Wars - Destiny

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 18, 2014

Riddles, mystery, and abstract characterizations are your Destiny this time. Having quickly dispatched the trials of Qui-Gon Jinn on Dagobah, Yoda leaves the world of 21st century science fiction and enters a series of prog rock album covers while dabbling in themes that aren't standard kid show fare. Five priestesses guide the Jedi master through the journey, effectively acting as the sequel to the storyline featuring the Son a few years ago. Read on!

Ad: Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Wave 4 Pre-Orders Open at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ad: They're coming!  The Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 4 Case is now up for pre-order at Entertainment Earth, and features 2 new figures and 2 returning favorites.  Click here to find out what they are!