SWAN 366: NYCC Toy Hunter

By Mike — Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New York Comic Con was a great time for Star Wars fans. From new toy reveals from Hasbro and their Angry Birds Star Wars to new collectible and product announcements from Hallmark, Kotobukiya, and more, and convention veteran Mitchell Hallock was on-hand to cover it all. Join us on Star Wars Action News this week to hear his recollection of the con, along with interviews with Kotobukiya, Hallmark, Comic Images, and a discussion of Star Wars toys with Toy Hunter Hembrough!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,920

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Another look back at the now-classic Clone Wars figure line!  This Clone Trooper comes from the Tartakovsky era of the show, when the microseries aired in tiny bite-sized chunks.  The figure has excellent painted detail and looks like a 2D drawing come to life.  It's also dirt cheap.  Should you track this one down?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,919

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 22, 2012

Hey hey, it's Clone Commander Wolffe!  It's a new-for-2012 figure which you might actually find at a store near you.  Articulation isn't exceptional, but it's a nice design with a good sculpt.  (It could stand to be cheaper, of course.)  So should you get it?

Q&A: Fall Break

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hey everybody, we're going to take a break this week for Q&A so I can work on some other projects, like Figure of the Day, Galactic Hunter Video Theater, and unpacking my toys from my last move which was now about 12 1/2-months ago.  As I go through the archives here in my offices, please don't hesitate to send in any questions you may have for an upcoming installment of everybody's favorite Star Wars Q&A column.*

FBTB: LEGO 2013 Planet Series 3 and 4

By Mike — Sunday, October 21, 2012

From Bricks To Bothans have posted images of Series 3 and 4 of LEGO's Planet Series planned for 2013.


TRU LEGO Shirtless Maul GWP

By Mike — Sunday, October 21, 2012

ToysRUs has listed a "shirtless" Darth Maul minifigure for an as of yet undetermined gift with purchase promotion (Big Book?). The minifigure is listed for $4.99 which opens up the possibility that you can just buy on its own. 


Galactic Hunter Video Theater: Star Wars - Movie on the Radio

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, October 20, 2012

This week in Galactic Hunter Video Theater, it's something from NPR! I'll never understand why but for some reason Star Wars was adapted to radio, and it's quite neat. The first episode "A Wind to Shake The Stars" is all about Luke Skywalker doing things we never saw in the movies. Camie? Fixer? Biggs? They're all here. Could this be ground zero for the shared delusion of many fans believing they saw these characters in theaters? It's possible! So read on, good reader!

Brian's Toys: Convention Exclusives, TVC Wave 14, Loose Vintage

By Mike — Saturday, October 20, 2012

From our sponsors at BriansToys.com: This week features several convention exclusives you may have seen earlier this year.  Available now is the Retro-Style Wave 14 with Jar Jar Binks in Carbonite, Marvel Universe Masters of Evil, GI Joe Kim Arashikage, and a giant Transformers Bruticus!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,918

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 19, 2012

The Jedi High Council sets are... uh... well, they're a little overrated.  Eeth Koth is basically repeated in this set ("Agen Kolar" my eye) and the entire package is something of a disappointment.  So why not read about it?  I have no idea.  It's a thing you can do. 

The Man Who Shot Luke Skywalker

By Mike — Thursday, October 18, 2012

Via Gus Lopez, former Kenner and Hasbro photographer Kim Simmons has updated his site with more wonderful and amazing vintage Kenner product, comps and prototype photos. 

Star Wars Slippers Available At Sears

By Mike — Thursday, October 18, 2012

Just in time for the Holidays (or even Halloween), Sears and Lucasfilm partner up on cute and fuzzy official Star Wars slippers for youth and toddler sizes that are priced to sell for an affordable $12.99.

BBTS: Gentle Giant, DC, Transformers, LotR, NECA & More

By Mike — Thursday, October 18, 2012

Check out this week's pre-orders and recently arrived items from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore! Pre-orders include stuff from the new Angry Birds assortment, the latest from Gentle Giant, and Star Wars Bear Bricks!

Gentle Giant: October Solicitations

By Mike — Thursday, October 18, 2012

Gentle Giant has announced their latest product and they're pretty fantastic. How fantastic you say? There's a new Sy Snootles minibust, a cooler than Hoth AT-AT bookend, and last but certainly not least, the must have Jumbo Vintage Power Droid (Gonk!) !

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,917

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 18, 2012

This Count Dooku figure from the earlier Clone Wars TV series turned out really well.  Check out the cape lining, nifty eyebrows, and fantastic pose.  This is a great figure, and like the others from this line, it may as well be free now.  Did you get yours yet, and should you?

Sideshow: Premium Format Shaak-Ti Pre-Order

By Mike — Thursday, October 18, 2012

She was one of the hits at Sideshow's Comic-Con booth this past summer and now's your chance to place your pre-order for the amazing Premium Format Shaak-Ti!