Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,912

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 11, 2012

Let's look at this Omega Squad Demolitions figure, which is effectively Republic Commando Scorch done up in black.  You should be sold already, after all, black repaints are like cheap, cheap candy to fans of articulated plastic.  (I buy a lot of this sort of thing.)  Is it worth your while to pick up this hard-to-find exclusive?

NYCC: Hasbro Preview Party

By Mike — Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The "Smash On The Beach" and "Super Serum Cider "were flowing readily in the Avengers themed bar and many cheeses, noodles, and egg rolls served to various members of the collector press during a Hasbro New York Comic Con Preview Party in Mid-town Manhattan on Wednesday night. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,911

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Today let's look at Colonel Cracken, another "name debut" that technically already had a figure a few years ago.  It's not bad, the sculpted vest is a nice touch.

Galactic Hunter Video Theater Presents: The Clone Wars - A War on Two Fronts

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Taking a total turn away from where The Clone Wars was going, "A War on Two Fronts," takes us to a place which the Expanded Universe invented almost 20 years ago with the planet Onderon. Ulic and Cay Qel-Droma fought Beast Riders there, and now Anakin and Obi-Wan are bringing us on an adventure where they're training insurgents with philosophical debates over if this is training terrorists or helping people free themselves from the enemy. Shades of classic Star Trek and real-world politics paint this episode, which also shows Ahsoka fawning over the returning Lux Bonteri. Read on for more of S05E02, spoilers and video await you!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,910

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 9, 2012

It's uncommon for a figure to be demanded by fans for over 12 years, but Mawhonic made the list... and we're getting him twice this year.  A "Discover the Force" version may still be at a Walmart near you, while a Vintage Collection version (sans stand and flag) will be an online exclusive any week now.

Ad: Star Wars Angry Birds at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 8, 2012

Ad: They're coming soon!  An entire suite of Star Wars Angry Birds toys are on the way within the next month!   Jenga-like games, little playsets, mini-figures, and more await you!  Click here to see them as well as pricing and availability, or read up on more after the jump.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,909

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 8, 2012

It's Widdle Warrick!  This is a pretty decent mashup of his appearances in the Star Wars saga, with his orange fur and white cheeks.  Technically it's his first figure, but another, similar figure was sold under a different name in 2007.  Since this figure is just now really starting to hit Kmart stores, should you track him down this week?

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.