SWAN 363: Pablo Hidalgo's Essential Companion

By Mike — Thursday, October 4, 2012

On October 6, 2012 is the first Star Wars Reads day.  Across the country bookstores will be hosting events celebrating Star Wars books, both fiction and nonfiction.  Many stores are having Star Wars authors speak and autograph books, including the Barnes and Noble in Roseville, MN where Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie and Arnie will be going to see authors Troy Denning, Daniel Wallace, and John Jackson Miller.

CurtoBurns CollectorsCast #5

By Mike — Thursday, October 4, 2012

At long last we bring you the Curto Burns Collectors Cast for September featuring all our coverage from Star Wars Celebration VI, packed full with guests including (in no particular order) Athena Bateman, Paul Harrison, Frank Diorio, Chris Spice, Mark Newbold, Matt Booker, the Hasbro Team, a 501st invasion and of course no show would be complete without Steve Sansweet too.   Listen as James Burns and Dan Curto takes you back to share their memories from the greatest convention of the year from a galaxy far far away!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,906

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 3, 2012

This is a Mace Windu test shot I got off of eBay which explains why you shouldn't buy test shots off of eBay.  Why? It's crumbling.  The rubbery arm plastic was made much better for the final product, but the reason you want to see this one is it has the unused plastic cape which was shown on the packaging of the production figure.  And it's unpainted.  Neat? 

Galactic Hunter Video Theater Presents: The Clone Wars Revival Post You Didn't Ask For

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The fifth season premiere of The Clone Wars, "Revival," brought us some familiar faces, improved animation models, and a bit part to knock your socks off! The return of Darth Maul continues, and this time around they're joined by some familiar faces which haven't been seen on the show before. Numerous spoilers and links to the full episode await you after the break.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,905

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Check out Mace Windu, a nifty artifact from a period where Hasbro really didn't have a clear and firm grasp on if they were selling toys or collectibles.  Sculpts improved, as did action features, but articulation was pretty weak.  This deluxe figure had a nifty spring-loaded sleeve and a blow-apart droid as accessories.

Star Wars: First Assault Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 1, 2012

While pretty much nothing is known about this release, word is spreading that the Xbox will have a downloadable game called Star Wars: First Assault and if that picture is any indication, there may well be Stormtroopers in it.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,904

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 1, 2012

The evolution of the action figure at Hasbro has taken a lot of weird twists and turns.  At one point they were all engineered to be toys for kids, and now they're basically modestly-priced plastic collectibles for adults... but not this Darth Vader.  Despite having one of the best sculpts in years, the engineering seems to be better for kids to play with, or as a desk accessory.  When we looked at Boba Fett from this set, it became our most-read FOTD of 2012... so you're gonna want to read this one, right?

Q&A: Big Vehicles, Big Figures, and Big Bigness, XXL Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 30, 2012

Let's talk big vehicles because you ain't gettin' any more next year. How are we feeling Episodes II and III 3D in about 365 days? Not bad! Gotta look forward to something. And how about some classic Kenner/Hasbro-style 12-inch action figures. We're going to get new ones, right? (No.) Read on!

Galactic Hunter Video Theater Presents: Droid World

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, September 29, 2012

Welcome to Galactic Hunter Video Theater! You no doubt know that there are hundreds of nifty stories from and media presentations on the Star Wars universe, and a lot of old media has been uploaded to YouTube. Some of it is great. Some of it isn't. We kick this possibly weekly, hopefully regular feature with the book-and-tape read-along Droid World... and a little bonus trivia for some of you Man or Astro-Man? fans out there. Set aside about 13 minutes and be sure to have some speakers or headphones handy after the break.

GHR: Star Wars Finds At 5 Below

By Mike — Friday, September 28, 2012

Tom sends in this report from Georgia of some awesome Star Wars bargain finds at 5 Below. Check out all the deals after the jump!

Brian's Toys: Vinyl Caped Jawa, Sideshow Restock, MR Fett Blaster

By Mike — Friday, September 28, 2012

From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: The Brian's Toys newsletter this week features a whole new Vinyl Cape Jawa AFA 85, restocked Master Replica Boba Fett Blaster, and a pre-order for the new Sideshow 12" Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi figure. The Jawa includes a Certificate Authenticity and comes protected in an acrylic case from the Action Figure Authority.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,903

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, September 28, 2012

It's Fixer, a Republic Commando!  This version has knees.  The previous version didn't.  Does this mean we're now dealing with a superior being?  Read on!

Clone Wars Season 5 Debuts Tomorrow with "Revival"

By Mike — Friday, September 28, 2012

Just a reminder that Season 5 of The Clone Wars makes its exciting debut at its new Saturday morning time slot tomorrow at 9:30 am ET/PT 8:30 am CT. The first episode, titled "Revival", has Maul and Opress on their quest for ultimate power while being chased down by their nemesis, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

GHR: Speeder Bike At TRU.com With A BOGO Deal

By Mike — Friday, September 28, 2012

The new ToysRUs exclusive Speeder Bike with Scout Trooper is now IN STOCK at ToysRUs.com for $21.99 each. This flew (no pun) out of stores on its first pass and you can score one, two, or more now with this week's Buy One Get One 50% Off deal.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,902

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 27, 2012

If you didn't spend all day counting the seconds to the Banimon figure launch, perhaps you will want to read about the late 2010 Obi-Wan Kenobi.  Season 3. Thin. Awesome?