Screenlife Shutting Down. Star Wars Scene It? In Doubt

By Mike — Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Signaling a trend in the industry as digitally delivered media and social networking  emerge as the entertainment of choice and interests in board games continue to diminish, Paramount Pictures announces the closure of Screenlife, the Seattle based DVD board game company that created Scene It?

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BBTS News: Transformers, Marvel, Star Wars, DC & More!

By Mike — Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com has released their latest newsletter. New Star Wars arrivals include the Gentle Giant Jumbo Kenner C-3PO and Sideshow Toys Sixth Scale IG-88 (at $10 less than the MSRP!)

WonderCon 3D Yoda Now Available Online -SOLD OUT

By Mike — Wednesday, March 21, 2012

***SOLD OUT*** The remaining inventory of the WonderCon exclusive Yoda with 3D Glasses minibust is now available online from Gentle Giant for $60 each. This exclusive has a run of 1200 pieces and orders are limited to 1 per customer.

SWAN 338: James Luceno The Wise!

By Mike — Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Maybe not since Heir to the Empire has a Star Wars Expanded Universe been as hotly anticipated as James Luceno's Darth Plagueis. Since Revenge of the Sith hit theaters Star Wars ans have wondered how much of Palpatine's tale of his former master was true. Could Plagueis stop people from dying? Did he pass on the knowledge to Palpatine? And, most importantly, did Plagueis cause the creation of Anakin Skywalker? But after appearing on Del Rey's Star Wars book list for release in 2008 the book was pulled by Lucasfilm.

Ralph McQuarrie Masters of the Universe Art Revealed, Vehicles Are Quite Impressive

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Over on the newly-launched Goddard Group Blog, check out part 1 of Ralph McQuarrie's Masters of the Universe artwork.   While not all of you may be He-Man fans, it's still worth seeing because there are some vehicles on there which look like they belong in Star Wars.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,766

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 21, 2012

As one of the notorious pegwarmers of 1999 (and beyond), it was surprising that Hasbro gave Ric Olie another go. The first one was pretty good, but is this one better?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,765

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Spacetrooper was one of the first Expanded Universe put out by Kenner in the final days of that brand in 1998, and it was a good figure. This one is also good, but is it good enough to re-buy? Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,764

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, March 19, 2012

This Darth Maul is one of the new, different-sorta-but-not-too-different Movie Heroes from this year.  It's based on a 2002 figure, minus magnets and some red paint.  Is it worth it?  Read on!

Hasbro Named One Of World's Most Ethical Companies

By Mike — Monday, March 19, 2012

Hasbro Inc., a global branded play company providing children and families with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company's world-class brand portfolio, announced today that it has been recognized as one of the "2012 World's Most Ethical Companies" (WME) by the Ethisphere Institute. The Ethisphere Institute is a leading business ethics think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.

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Q&A Zabrak Horns, Battle Droid Figures, Pricing, Licensing, and Grass Greenerisms

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 18, 2012

Which Battle Droids are best? Why, the cheaper ones of course! Would action figure collectors follow Star Wars to a non-Hasbro toymaker? And should you expect the Walmart-exclusive figures so show up as new Vintage repacks this fall? That's up to you, but we explore all this and more in this week's Q&A!

WONDERCON: Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, eFX and Super 7

By Mike — Sunday, March 18, 2012

Southern California received an early dose of pop culture and ample amounts of rain as WonderCon 2012 was moved to the massive Anaheim Convention Center this year with their traditional venue at the Moscone Center in San Francisco under construction for upgrades. While it is organized by the same group that does Comic-Con International in San Diego, it was much smaller in scope and foot traffic, partially due to the foul weather. Despite this, there were still enough cosplayers, panels, and exhibitors to go around.

WonderCon 2012 Image Bank

By Mike — Saturday, March 17, 2012

We have uploaded photos from WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend,  including shots from Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, eFX, Action Figure Express, and some Views from the Floor.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,763

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 16, 2012

From the just-released DVD sets-- formerly Walmart exclusives, but now closeout fodder-- it's Clone Trooper Gearshift!  Well, it's "Clone Trooper" on the box, at least. He has a new helmet with lamps!  Is it cool?  I think so. Read on to learn more!

Brian's Toys Newsletter 03/16

By Mike — Friday, March 16, 2012

Available for pre-order at Brian's Toys are the next two Clone Wars figures, Waves 2 & 3.  These waves include Republic Commando Boss, Commander Wolffe and Aayla Secura. The Gentle Giant Ponda Baba statue and Kotobukiya 501st Clone Troopers model kits have arrived and are now shipping.  If you can't get enough of the "It's a trap!" humor, get yourself the Admiral Ackbar canvas artwork by Steven Daily!

CVI: Collectors Hunt For New Treasures

By Mike — Friday, March 16, 2012

From StarWars.comGus Lopez and his team are planning a long list of reasons for collectors to take in every moment they can of the Star Wars Celebration VI collecting program. Similar to past Celebrations, the collecting panels and events will have something for collectors spanning all levels and interests. Of special note will be the unique and highly-prized items, created just for Celebration, that the group hands out at their panel presentations. From special medallions to Star Wars mini-cereal boxes, the group has created new items for each convention, and what they have in store for this year promises to be even more exciting than before.