First-Look: Star Tours Droid Factory Parts Bins

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, May 12, 2012

The biggest chatter of the year comes from Florida, where Droid Factory is being deployed at Disney Hollywood Studios. You can build your own Astromech Droid, but what does the whole set-up look like? Our pal Chuck sent us some awesome images over teh Twitter, and you can click through to see them (and follow him) after the break.

Print Ad: Get Revenge

By Mike — Saturday, May 12, 2012

This awesome print ad featuring VC23 Luke Skywalker battling VC08 Darth Vader was published in August 2011 to promote The Vintage Collection "Revenge" of the Jedi chase cardbacks.

Brian's Toys: Vintage 12 Back Palitoy, Gentle Giant Pre-orders

By Mike — Saturday, May 12, 2012

From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: Collectors should take notice of the Vintage 12-Back Palitoy Star Wars figures, AFA-graded and in stock over at Brian's Toys!  This selection features hard-to-find figures (from Han Solo Small Head to Sand People) that would make a great addition to anyone's growing collection. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,803

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, May 11, 2012

This 2011 Vintage Anakin Skywalker was a swell remake of the 2002 "peasant" figure that's on the opposite end of the "toy" spectrum when compared to its ancestor.  Read on!

BBTS: Koto ArtFX+ ROTJ Fett Pre-Order

By Mike — Friday, May 11, 2012

Our sponsors at BigBadToyStore have announced pre-orders for the upcoming Kotobukiya ARTFX+ 1:10 Scale Statue Boba Fett (ROTJ Version).

Gentle Giant: May 2012 Solicitations

By Mike — Friday, May 11, 2012

Gentle Giant releases their solicititations for Star Wars items slated in the 4th Quarter. Yoda joins the Jumbo Vintage line-up and looks fantastic with Gentle Giant closely replicating the soft goods material of the original Kenner figure. An orange snake version is planned for general release while a brown snake variant is scheduled to be a Premier Guild exclusive.

Star Tours Disney Blog Reveals More Parts

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 10, 2012

First up, one of our pals on Twitter tweeted us last night that the Star Tours Astromech Droids would run about $12.95 each, or 2 for $18.95.  This article shows more pictures of retooled heads and other changes, and the claim that only the R6, R8, and R9 heads are exclusive is something of a half-truth-- remember, the R5 droids appear to have no antennas this time around, plus all the droids have holes in their head.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,802

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 10, 2012

If you like looking at pictures of old things, check out this AT-ST Driver.  It's a mix of parts from quite a large span of time, and as drivers go he's pretty good. Should you get one? Read on!

Dark Horse: August 2012 Solicitations

By Mike — Thursday, May 10, 2012

Maul and Savage collide with a team of mercenaries in Death Sentence #2!  In Knight Errant - Escape #3, the location of a powerful Sith relic is closer to being uncovered and so is the fate of Jedi Kerra Holt's lost family. All this and more Dark Horse titles for August!

BBTS: Transformers, Bandai, Marvel, Statues, Hot Toys & More

By Mike — Thursday, May 10, 2012

Here is the latest from our sponsors at http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about a ton of cool new preorders as well as more new arrivals. These include new Star Wars giclees and Sideshow's "I am Your Father" diorama.

SW Insider #135 Celebrates Video Games

By Mike — Thursday, May 10, 2012

The next issue of the Star Wars Insider (#135) celebrates 30 years of Star Wars video games and features Darth Vader set against the iconic Atari Star Wars vector graphics arcade game.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,801

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Far less interesting than the rest of today's news, this is a Clone Trooper exclusive from 2005 when the black splotches were the coolest battle damage on a Clone yet.  How does it hold up 2,000 years later?

Facebook Shot Reveals New Disney Star Tours Astromech Pictures

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 9, 2012

About 20 domes, 10 bodies, and a whole mess of droids were posted to the Star Tours Facebook page.  To date this is the clearest shot of the robots, which gives us a look at the various Mickey Mouse ears, confirmation that Goofy's hat does indeed sport ears, and, of course, this isn't everything.  Other hats, like a very Jack Sparrow-looking pirate hat, were shown in previous preview images so it's a pretty safe bet what you're seeing here isn't the entire line.

Darth Maul Returns BP Revealed

By Mike — Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sandtroopers.com unveils the scoop of the day by revealing some images of the Target exclusive Darth Maul Returns Battle Pack with Darth Maul (Clone Wars appearance), a Nightsister, and Armored Savage Opress

GHR: TRU 30% Off Sale

By Mike — Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spring hunting has been pretty sparse with new merchandise at brick and mortars, probably due to the focus on some big super hero movie. As January launch waves of Movie Heroes and Clone Wars continue to hang on pegs, many collectors have turned to shopping online for the latest figures.