Celebration is in two weeks, and for collectors the time to prepare your shopping lists has come! The store list has been revealed, and pre-orders are being taken by Acme Archives and Gentle Giant. From T-Shirts to statues to jumbo figures, magnets, and more! On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie run down the list.
This year at Comic-Con 2012 Super 7 had a bunch of surprises, two of which were 3 3/4-inch 1979-style Kenner Alien action figures, and the other was a stunning all-new wax pack of trading cards (pictured) with promo cards on olde tyme cardboard. And guess what? They're doing more at Celebration VI!
New pre-orders up from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore including the amazing Medicom RAH Darth Vader V 2.0 , Legend of Zelda, Ghost Recon and much more!
Check out Bib Fortuna, the 2004 repaint of the 1997 figure. At first glance they're identical, but oh no, they are not! New paint and other tweaks make this one just different enough to make you mad. Read on!
You can now pre-order and army build the new Vintage Collection Royal Guard via Amazon.com for $12.99 each. Also pre-order the rest of Wave 7 that includes Nien Nunb, Republic Trooper, Weequay, Ahsoka, Clone Wars Obi-Wan, and Lumat! These are expected to ship on November 30th.
Out of all the scene specific Vader's, an "Emperor's Wrath" is probably one of the more symbolic in the saga. Perhaps this figure should have been badged as "Redemption" Vader, though it doesn't have as cool a tone. This is the third Force Lightning energized 'Wrath" Vader in the line (although "Emperor's Wrath" as a sub-moniker isn't mentioned on either card variant), the first as far back as 2000's Power of the Jedi. The Vintage Collection version includes a detachable hand, Force Lightning effects, and what's become a signature look for this scene specific figure; a transparent helmet.
Today's (technically) Figure of the Day is Han Solo in Carbonite from 1996, which is pretty gosh-darned similar to the old Kenner one from the 1980s. New color, new stickers, and because we've got a deadline, read on!
Welcome to Q&A! This week: Is the line taking a break? Not really. Another distribution question? What a stunner! What about shopping online? Well, that ain't bad. All this and more fun talking about pricing in this week's fantosmonious splendifferous and potentially boring column!
From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: Restocked, Restocked, Restocked' is the theme for this week's Brian's Toys newsletter. A HUGE selection of Gentle Giant mini busts have been restocked, including old classics and new favorites -- almost 50 in all! Here to steal the thunder, the Vintage-Style Wave 13, Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Boba Fett & General Grievous, and a lot of Loose Vintage AFA figures have also been put back in stock.
Take a bow! Presenting some hi-res images of the upcoming final wave of The Vintage Collection featuring a new Royal Guard, Nien Nunb, Lumat, Clone Wars realistic Ahsoka and Obi-Wan, Republic Trooper, Prune Face, and Weequay along with four re-issued Discover The Force figures. We will miss you Vintage Collection; your silver and black nostalgic Kenner-ness, the fantastic sculpt and articulation, and the definitive versions of many characters. Don't be away too long!
It's probably the most compelling Mythos statue we've seen so far just for the fact that it provides a glimpse of Obi-Wan Kenobi evolving from McGregor to Guinness and that large backpack holds so many caveats of interest, like his Clone Wars armor and Anakin's lightsaber.