Q&A: Vintage, Manufacturing On Demand, and Expanded Universe

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 20, 2012

So how new is that 2012 Vintage Darth Vader? New enough for you, old man. Should you expect more action figure reissues in light of the recent remakes? Maybe! And how can you best store carded figures? Well, I've got a couple solutions. Read on and send in your questions for next week's installment!

ROTS Deleted Scene: Grievous Gets Marching Orders

By Mike — Sunday, May 20, 2012

While watching Revenge of the Sith on Spike this evening, I remembered a certain deleted scene which never made it to the final clip involving Galactic Hunter. Thanks to the folks at Lucasfilm for putting this together for us!

SWW12: Droid Factory Video

By Mike — Sunday, May 20, 2012

Because we can't get enough of the awesomeness of this new shop at Disney Tatooine Traders, here's video of the Droid Factory stand courtesy of Attractions magazine.

Sideshow: More Photos of CVI Exclusive Commander Ganch

By Mike — Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sideshow has posted a slew of photos of their Celebration VI Commander Ganch. This highly limited Sixth Scale figure, based on the the Tom Hodges Clone Wars comic series from Dark Horse, will be sold at the Celebration store beginning August 23rd with limited quantities to be made available at SideshowCollectibles.com shortly after the show concludes.

SWW12: Carbon Freeze Me Experience Video

By Mike — Friday, May 18, 2012

Attractions Magazine posted this video featuring Attractions - The Show host Banks Lee getting "frozen" in the new Carbon Freeze Me Experience debuting today at Walt Disney World's Star Wars Weekends.

SWW12: Darth Mall Reveals Droids and Muppets

By Mike — Friday, May 18, 2012

Our pal DarthChuckMc trasmitted over Twitter some photos from Star Wars Weekends opening day and their "Darth's Mall", which featured some previews of Droid Factory Droids and new Star Wars Muppets figures.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,808

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, May 18, 2012

It's Sev! This is the second version of the action figure, which is painted better than the first one but lacks a neat accessory. Some Toys R Us stores still have it, so should you get him?  Read on!

Brian's Toys: More Vintage Palitoy, AFA Action Figures

By Mike — Thursday, May 17, 2012

From our sponsors at BrianToys.com:This week features even more Palitoy collectible vintage figures at Brian's Toys.  This time from the Empire Strikes Back line released in 1981!  Aside from carded AFA, several Loose AFA action figures have been restocked on the website and the extremely rare POTF Carded AT-AT Driver has been reduced to $1,999.99.

SWAN 345: Disney Dreams

By Mike — Thursday, May 17, 2012

This week, Dan and Jerry are back to discuss all that is happening--or perhaps NOT happening at store shelves. Even though the "brick and mortars" are quiet, there is a lot of on-line news this week. Gentle Giant put three new pre-orders up and there's sure to be something for everybody: a jumbo vintage figure, a deluxe mini-bust, and a deluxe statue.

BBTS: Bowen, Koto, Mezco, Hot Toys, Gentle Giant, Bandai, WWE & More!

By Mike — Thursday, May 17, 2012

Here is a quick update from our sponsors at http://www.bigbadtoystore.com about another big batch of cool new preorders as well as some great new arrivals, including the latest offerings from Gentle Giant and Kotobukiya.

Her Universe Debuts Spring/Summer Apparel Line

By Mike — Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's a good time to be a fangirl of the Star Wars saga as Her Universe, the female sci-fi genre line of fashionable apparel and accessories, revealed today it's new Spring/Summer line to debut at Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida on May 18th (running each weekend till June 10th) and online at www.heruniverse.com on May 21st.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,807

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 17, 2012

From the comic, based on the TV show, this Kit Fisto has Hoth Battle Gear which is not Hoth Battle Gear.  Did you get yours yet? If not, read on!

Kmart Getting Vintage Return of the Jedi AT-ST

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sandtroopers.com has two new stock images of an upcoming Kmart exclusive Vintage-boxed AT-ST. The unpackaged photo is horribly and hysterically posed, and the deco appears to be different from previous releases.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,806

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 16, 2012

It's Kaink! One of few female Ewoks, this figure is part of a really cool Star Tours exclusive set which is more or less free on eBay these days. Read on!

Target Getting Ziro the Hutt in Fighter Pods Form

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A healthy mix of repaints, a collector's tin, and Ziro the Hutt make up a new Target exclusive Fighter Pods set at Sandtroopers.com.  You should check it out!