Sooooo Anakin Skywalker here is today's Figure of the Day! I just saw a case of these 2-packs at Target over the weekend, which is surprising as they were full price. Based on a 2000 mold with a new-for-2012 helmet, this uniquely decorated action figure is good at standing around and is less good at piloting vehicles. Should you buy the 2-pack? How about for Vader?
It's Monday, so let's keep Q&A going! Let's talk about Micro Figures and that trend, as well as the new Large 6-Inch Black Series, which will no doubt be a regular topic between now and the time it becomes unprofitable. (And if 7-inch Unleashed is any indication, for years beyond.) Who wants Wild Saga Legends Speculation? I DO! Oh, and we can talk about Droid Factory at Disney too, as I may be the only one who basically hates how that whole thing works out. Read on!
Check out this blue Clone Trooper from 2005. With sharp colors and lines plus animated styling, it's arguably more interesting than many of the other movie figures to be had these days... and nobody's looking to buy it, so you can probably get one cheap.
Sure you've seen this dome before. But the Green R2-Series Astromech Droid may have a new hat! This one has swell Yoda ears, based on a real hat you could buy in the early 1980s for some reason. It looks good here... and this green droid is different enough from previous releases to warrant your attention.
Here are the latest batch of pre-orders and IN STOCK items from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com. Just arrived are the new EFX Episode IV Precision Cast Stormtrooper Replica Helmet and the new Sixth Scale Snowtrooper from Sideshow! Check out the full announcement ahead!
Ah, the Shock Trooper. This version is from last year and is based on a 2005 release, minus one part and with slightly sharper deco. Which part? And should you care? Is this keeping you in suspense?
Gentle Giant announces their 2013 Premier Guild Membership program and it includes a few pieces of Star Wars awesomeness, like a Jumbo Kenner "First Shot" Rocket Firing Boba Fett prototype!
The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience, a specially-selected group of Star Wars memorabilia from the world's largest private collection, will be part of the activities at Star Wars Celebration Europe in Essen, Germany July 26th to 28th.
More sightings of 2013 Clone Wars in Canada has been reported by GH reader Stephane, who found a full case at his local ToysRUs in Brossard, Quebec, Canada.
This week on The Clone Wars: Ahsoka is on the run some more in "To Catch a Jedi." Unlike many episodes of the series, this one is actually really exciting, giving us a chance to look at the lower levels of Coruscant (and we get so close to level 1313) as we get glimpses into just who (probably) really did set up the Jedi temple bombing a couple of weeks ago. While we don't meet many new characters, old familiar faces are back and will continue to make you mad that Hasbro isn't making more toys of these designs. Spoilers and video after the break.
So Clone Trooper Sinker was one of the last figures from 2012, exclusive to online accounts and, honestly, not a terrible set. It's still pretty cheap, although the price has been in flux wildly over the last four months. I like it.
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Packaged with the delightfully odd Yoda Jedi Attack Fighter, this Super Battle Droid is, appropriately enough, another victim for Yoda's merciless rage. The figure is based on a 2002 deluxe mold which, coincidentally, was also the object of Yoda's scorn. Can this poor robot catch a break?
The Canadians (and Europeans) appear to have begun receiving their shipments of 2013 Yoda Line Clone Wars that will never see U.S. release (though you never know. Stuff does tend to show up at a Marshalls or a Ross months later). GH reader Torynn reports finding the new Clone Wars figures at a Canadian Superstore over the weekend for $10.99 each. Congrats on the find and send in those reports!
From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: The new Hasbro 12" Anakin and Clone Trooper figures are now in stock along with the new Class II Fleet vehicles. Also new this week is the Marvel Universe Wave 17 which includes 5 new character figures.