BBTS: Predaking, Bandai, Metroplex, Hobbit, NECA, Underground & More

By Mike — Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Here's the latest batch of pre-orders and arrivals from BigBadToyStore.com.  Pre-order the Predaking shared exclusive and Botcon exclusives today. New arrivals include the Star Trek Legacy Minimates and a cool Predator Trophy Wall Diorama. See the full listing after the jump!

Entertainment Earth Reveals: Black Series Greedo Pics Round 3

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Our fine sponsors (from whom you should order stuff) at Entertainment Earth posted the third round of previews of The Black Series Greedo 6-Inch Star Wars action figure.  This particular installment reveals more renderings of the figure, with the final reveal of the actual toy just a few days away at this point.

Sideshow: Sixth Scale Prototype Boba Fett Pre-Order

By Mike — Monday, July 1, 2013

Sideshow is now taking pre-orders for their Sixth Scale Boba Fett in Prototype Armor based on Joe Johnston's early design of the galaxy's most notorious bounty hunter. The sixth scale, fully articulated figure features a unique white armor, protoype rifle, and a fabric cape.

Amazon Exclusive Vintage Collection Slave I and TIE Interceptor - Pre-Orders Are Live

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 1, 2013

The Amazon Exclusive Boba Fett's Slave I vehicle is up for grabs right now. Also, the Amazon Exclusive Vintage Collection TIE Interceptor is up for grabs.  Don't delay, pre-order today!  Click here to order yours, and read on for pricing and availability.  These items qualify for free shipping, too.  Also new Black Series Star Wars Action Figure releases are up for pre-order.

Q&A: Articulation Arguments, SDCC Exclusives, and 2014 - Too Soon?

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 30, 2013

It's a short week here for Americans in the workplace, so there's no time to waste - read Q&A now! We look at Articulation, with More Articulation, and some More Articulation after that. We also engage in some wild speculation because we love it so much. Read on, and submit your questions for next week!

Hasbro's Vader Star Wars Line Look: Hitting Stores Early - Lightsabers

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, June 29, 2013

Here's a fun bit of trivia - a new SKU is hitting stores!  In my quest across the desert, I found a Walmart and a Target that each had assortment #A1189, which is a new basic Lightsaber assortment - not refreshed packaging for the previous assortment, but a new SKU with a new DPCI at Target.  

Preview: New Vintage Collection Star Wars Ewoks

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 28, 2013

Ja, das haben die Ewoks so gerneStarwars-Figuren.com has shots of the Kmart-exclusive Ewok Assault Catapult set that was alluded to back at Toy Fair but not seen until, well, now.  It has 2 new Ewok figures in a vintage-style box with a catapult accessory and appears to be official Hasbro photography.

S.U.C.K.L.E. Mini-Figures on Kickstarter

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 27, 2013

If you've been involved in toy fandom, the hand-made toy field, or have watched cable TV, there's a chance you might be familiar with the "bootlegger" known as the Sucklord or his brand name, Suckadelic.   What he makes are generally art pieces and are wildly not appropriate for the kiddies, but older folks might be interested in his latest product - a Kickstarter-supported, mass-produced, and already at the goal line of mini-figures called S.U.C.K.L.E., or Simply Unimportant Collectable Kitschy Little Eyesores, sculpted by George Gaspar of October Toys fame. 

Warning/guarantee: adult language and content.

Entertainment Earth Reveals: Black Series Greedo Pics Round 2

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Week 2 of The Black Series Greedo Reveal over at Entertainment Earth shows some pretty amazing stuff, like digital turnaround preliminary "sculpts" of the figure as well as a horrifying eyeless look at the original mask.  Some truly spectacular reference shots of his blaster as well as several notes from the people who make our toys are on display, which is the kind of stuff I would like to see for many more figures if Hasbro is willing to share.

Hallmark: SDCC Exclusive Wrath of Rancor Ornament

By Mike — Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hallmark announces the "Wrath of Rancor" Keepsake ornament as their 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International (July 18-21) and New York Comic Con (October 10-13) exclusive. The piece commemorates the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi featuring Luke Skywalker's epic battle with the Rancor monster underneath Jabba's palace.

Gentle Giant: SDCC Exclusive Jumbo POTF Yakface

By Mike — Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Surprise? There is another...Gentle Giant SDCC exclusive. Today's announcement is plenty times awesome, especially for those who are versed in their vintage Kenner history and know that this was only released in Canada and Australia in this packaging format and a Tri-logo card in Europe, but never released in the U.S. (sound familiar 2013 Movie Heroes fans?) The fourth SDCC exclusive is a Jumbo Vintage POTF Yakface complete with coin!

Gentle Giant: SDCC Exclusive McQuarrie C-3PO Minibust

By Mike — Monday, June 24, 2013

But wait, there's more! Gentle Giant announces a third Star Wars 2013 SDCC/Convention exclusive: McQuarrie Concept C-3PO Minibust! Based on the conceptual art of the great Ralph McQuarrie, the deluxe minibust features two interchangeable heads that represent two different concepts for our favorite golden droid.

BBTS: Portal 2, The Walking Dead, Transformers, Bishoujo, DC, The Hobbit/LotR, Star Trek, Borderlands & More!

By Mike — Monday, June 24, 2013

Here are the latest pre-orders and new arrivals at BigBadToyStore. If you're at Botcon this weekend, don't forgot to stop by and say hello! Click through to check out this week's listing!

Brian's Toys: Master Replicas Helmets, Sideshow, Vintage Style Vehicles

By Mike — Monday, June 24, 2013

From our sponsors at BriansToys.com :Brian's Toys has restocked some great collectibles this week.  One of each Master Replicas 501st Legion Trooper and Commander Gree LE helmets are in stock, along with a Sideshow Exclusive Obi-Wan vs Darth Vader diorama. Vintage-style vehicles of AT-AP, Obi-Wan's Starfighter, and V-19 Torrent Starfighter have been heavily stocked.

Q&A Summer Spectacular - SDCC, Angry Birds, Jumbo Figures, and So Much More

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 23, 2013

It's Monday, and it's summer, so you have no reason not to read Q&A! Let's find out why the birds are so angry, and look at Jumbo Gentle Giant figures. Oh, and themed waves of action figures. That was a thing once. Also more rantings, ravings, and rampant unsourced and unreasonable SDCC speculation can be yours if you read on!