Sansweet: Stop Worrying And Love The Action Figure Book

By Mike — Monday, October 8, 2012

In the second official blog post about his forthcoming Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection, Steve Sansweet gives retrospect on deadlines and overcoming the methodology of embedded data in today's book publishing. With help from assistant Anne Neumann and a couple of well respected guys from the online collecting community, Steve was able to meet tight deadlines and regain some Zen.

BBTS: Huge Clearance Sale, Transformers, Bandai & More

By Mike — Monday, October 8, 2012

From our sponsors at BigBadToyStore: We've cut prices 10% to 30% on over 5500 older and overstocked products!   Over 2500 of these items have had discounts of 20% or greater applied.    There are many great deals available as we make way for a huge amount of new product coming in this winter and spring - take a look at the sale menu and take advantage of many great deals on a huge variety of products:

Hasbro Announces New Angry Birds Star Wars Product Line

By Mike — Monday, October 8, 2012

PAWTUCKET, R.I.— October 8, 2012 - Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) has announced today it has entered into agreement with LucasFilm to manufacture and globally market a variety of products based on the newly launched STAR WARS edition of the wildly popular ANGRY BIRDS mobile game from Rovio Entertainment. The new ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS line from Hasbro will launch in the beginning of November 2012.

Angry Birds And Star Wars Join Forces

By Mike — Monday, October 8, 2012

The following press release was sent out this morning about the new Star Wars Angry Birds game and merchandise to be globally released on November 8th.

Q&A: Droid Factory 2013 Stuff, Kmart Stuff, Kids, Other Stuff

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 7, 2012

So, what's next for the Disney Droid Factory? Want to see some pieces that haven't been released yet? (Would you believe that you already have seen them?) What's going on with kids vs. collectors this week... do we still matter? All this and much more, including some ramblings about our new GHVT column, await you today!

AT-ST Crew And Ewok Sets Online

By Mike — Sunday, October 7, 2012

The exclusive AT-ST Crew and Ewok Scout Action Figure Sets are now available online for $14.99 each. Both are temporarily out of stock at the moment but keep checking back for restock since online is the only alternative for collectors in several geographic areas.

Galactic Hunter Video Theater Presents: Clone Wars 2003-2005

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, October 6, 2012

This week in Galactic Hunter Video Theater, it's more fun we found from YouTube! I have no idea why it's up there, but the now woefully out-of-print Clone Wars 2003 Microseries is something you really ought to see. Seriously, this is must-watch stuff here. From Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack), the series spanned three very brief seasons over the course of about two hours. The first 20 episodes were about three minutes each... which was negotiated up from George Lucas' initial pitch of one minute per episode.

Star Wars Angry Birds Gets An "Early Bird" Reveal

By Mike — Saturday, October 6, 2012

It doesn't look like you have to wait until Monday and Times Square to see what the marriage of Star Wars and Angry Birds looks like. The website Idle Hands has posted some photos of what Hasbro has in store including a Jenga game and an AT-AT Attack Battle Game. For Star Wars collectors, the item which will probably strike the most interest is the Angry Birds "Early Bird" package that's clearly inspired by the iconic Kenner release from the 70's which launched the most prolific movie toy line in history.

New Hallmark Ornaments In Stores

By Mike — Saturday, October 6, 2012

It's October and that means that the Holidays are only right around the corner. Hallmark stores have received two new Keepsake ornaments featuring a cool "Santa" Darth Vader Peekbuster and a LEGO Stormtrooper.

Banks For The Memories: Diamond Select Toys Revenge of the Sith Commander Cody Bust Bank

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 5, 2012

Now that we're in the far-flung future of Star Wars collectibles, we're getting some nice stuff from some licensees who aren't Hasbro or Gentle Giant. A nifty mid-range collectible, the Commander Cody Bank showed up at our offices recently and by gum, it's neat. It's also significantly cheaper than larger and more fragile releases than other companies.  (It also gives us a chance to talk about someone from the Clone Wars, and banks, without having to cringe at that one Clone Wars episode about bank deregulation.)

Clone Wars #5.02: A War On Two Fronts

By Mike — Friday, October 5, 2012

Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, and Rex encounter potential allies in this exclusive preview of the latest episode of The Clone Wars, "A War on Two Fronts."

Brian's Toys: Lots Of Restocked Hasbro, Vintage AFA

By Mike — Friday, October 5, 2012

From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: Lot's of Hasbro Star Wars has been restocked over at Brian's Toys! Check out all the modern sections, 1995 to 2012, and you will see in stock products from action figures to vehicles.  

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,908

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 5, 2012

There were about 25 unique domes released at Star Tours for the Droid Factory setup, and the Black and White R8-Series Astromech Droid is one of my favorites.  It has no big eye to speak of, but its head has a built in nacho dip bowl.

Les Jouets Star Wars Exposition

By Mike — Friday, October 5, 2012

Les Jouets (The Toys) Star Wars Exposition is now underway at the Musee Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France featuring 450 select Kenner and Hasbro pieces from the collection of Arnaud Grunberg

Star Wars + Angry Birds = ?

By Mike — Friday, October 5, 2012

Since 2009, Rovio's Angry Birds has been a bonafide pop cultural sensation. The game  and its fun, cartoonish characters have crossed over into apparel, plush, food, beverages, books, and television. Today, a teaser posted on the Angry Birds Tumblr page suggests Jedi cloaks, lightsabers, and much more.