Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,837

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 28, 2012

She was spared two different death scenes only to wind up in sexy rags in The Force Unleashed! This hard-to-find Shaak Ti sports a lightsaber and not much of a costume.  Is it worth getting? Read on!

Hasbro Press Release: 2012 Comic-Con Exclusives Announced

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 27, 2012

It's that time again!  Hasbro sent along its press release for all the new exclusives, including Star Wars, Jem, My Little Pony.  Of note, the prices are not little, and the toys are pretty huge!  Read on for the release and some photos.

BBTS: Bruticus, Marvel Legends, $5k Giveaway, Batman, Avengers & More!

By Mike — Wednesday, June 27, 2012

From our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com: Here is a quick update from http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about an exciting batch of new preorders, a large batch of new arrivals, and info on a $5,000 store credit giveaway contest!

Kotobukiya: ARTFX+ Royal Guard 2 Pack

By Mike — Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Kotobukiya posts some preview photos of their new and upcoming ARTFX+ Emperor's Royal Guard 2 Pack on their Facebook page. Both will look great flanked next to the upcoming ARTFX+ ROTJ Darth Vader and an as of yet unproduced Emperor Palpatine.

Sideshow: Sixth Scale Fett Processing, Additional Photos

By Mike — Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sideshow has notified customers who have placed pre-orders for the new Sixth Scale Boba Fett that credit cards will be charged and orders shipped beginning this Friday, June 29th.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,836

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 27, 2012

It's the Rodian Jedi from Target!  This cool figure reuses Luke parts in a fun way that results in a big-headed alien with a laser sword.  You'll want this one.  Read on!

Carbon Freeze Me Figures Arriving

By Mike — Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The D-Tech Me Carbon Freeze Me figures are starting to arrive for those fortunate enough to travel to Disney Star Wars Weekends in Orlando, Florida the past few weeks. Galactic reader Frank sends in his photos which include front and back scans of the package along with a short report.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,835

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 26, 2012

If you collected the Jedi High Council sets, you'll end up with some figures like Anakin Skywalker that, by now, you may own 5 times over.  He's just a little different and has no accessories.  Should you care? Read on!

Sideshow: Premium Format C-3PO and R2-D2 Pre-order

By Mike — Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sideshow has opened up the pre-order for their hihly anticipated Premium Format Figures C-3PO and R2-D2 EXCLUSIVE set. The Sideshow exclusive set includes a "clean" paint app and Yavin themed base while the regular version comes in a Tatooine base.

SWAN 351: SDCC Exclusives and Inclusives

By Mike — Tuesday, June 26, 2012

For Star Wars fans the countdown to Star Wars Celebration VI (and the Star Wars Action News/Yakface party the evening of the 23rd) is in the final stages, as less than two months from now the largest gathering of Star Wars fans will happen once again in Orlando. But for the presenters and collectible manufacturers, before they can focus on Celebration there is San Diego Comic-Con, the world's largest Sci-Fi and Comics convention. This past week has been rife with exclusive announcements and preorders from companies like Kotobukiya, Gentle Giant, Sideshow, and Hallmark, and on this week's Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie run down all that news as well as the first bit of Celebration VI exclusive news to come from Yodasnews.com.

Mimoco: ROTJ Series 8 Now Available, SDCC CVI Biker Scout

By Mike — Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mimoco, makers of the MIMOBOT® line of designer USB flash drives and MIMOMICRO™ card readers, is announcing the release of Star Wars MIMOBOT Series 8 featuring iconic characters from Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. The eighth series in the Star Wars MIMOBOT collection includes Jabba the Hutt, Slave Leia, Jedi Luke, Admiral Ackbar, and Biker Scout - a joint 2012 San Diego Comic-Con and Star Wars Celebration VI exclusive - all sporting classic stylized MIMOBOT designs.

Review: CW12 Obi-Wan Kenobi

By Mike — Monday, June 25, 2012

The brave,noble, chin pondering Jedi Knight gets an update in 2012 that is an overall improvement in terms of sculpt, but loses some articulation in the process. Hasbro must not have been entirely happy with the version from 2011 and decided to issue a new, sterner looking, head sculpt a year later. Obi-Wan even comes with a climbing pack for some play value.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,834

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 25, 2012

There are figures you must own in your collection, but Passel Argente is not one of them.  It's a perfectly good figure with limited articulation, but it's not like he was a major character.  Is greenie  worth it? Read on!

Toy Hunter Returns In August As Weekly Series

By Mike — Monday, June 25, 2012

This is not your ordinary child’s play! Travel Channel reveals the big business of buying and selling toys and collectibles in the new original series “Toy Hunter,” premiering with a special one-hour season opener featuring back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, August 15 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT (regular time slot at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT beginning Wednesday, August 22). 

Sideshow: SDCC Commander Fox Pieced Together

By Mike — Monday, June 25, 2012

Most have figured out the secret last week, but Sideshow has completed the "puzzle" for their Comic-Con exclusive Sixth Scale Commander Fox. Fox will be available for order through Sideshow on July 2nd while the Sixth Scale Bith Band exclusive on July 4th.