The Blue R4-Series Astromech Droid is like R2-D2 with a pointier head. Well, part of it anyway. Big thanks to our pal Shannon for his assistance in making sure this guy got here where he belongs. Was it worth it?
This Luke Skywalker in his Bespin outfit is one of my favorite figures of the year. Also, all time. It's wonderful. Crisp lines in his outfit are remarkable. A working holster is awesome. Yellow hair is oh-so-retro. He can stand, sit, and requires little futzing to get him to behave as a good toy should. Hasbro, you've done well in my book!
The AV Club has a great article on The Star Wars Holiday Special! There are quotes from writers, all sorts of trivia, and the usual enjoyable commentary. “…And Introducing Chewbacca’s Family!” Case File #30: The Star Wars Holiday Special" looks into what could've been interesting and winded up as the saga's first and really only official "let's bury this under the rug" moment.
It's Darth Maul, as seen on TV and likely at a Target near you. With a nifty spinning mechanism integrated into the weapon (rather than the figure) it's a rather clever new take on an existing outfit. Is it worth shelling out for?
This week on The Clone Wars: Get surreal with "A Sunny Day in the Void." If you liked last week's episode, this is pretty much on par in terms of quality. Surreal, bleak environments are at the forefront of an episode that manages to reference a wide variety of sci-fi and fantasy projects in under 30 minutes without a single shot being fired or sword being drawn. More after the break.
This AT-ST Driver was released a few months ago and is probably still at a Kmart near you. (That is, if there's a Kmart near you.) It's based on the 2010 Target-exclusive release, but with Return of the Jedi-themed decoration and a sweller helmet. If they were cheaper, I'd buy more.
It's so hard to say goodbye, but Hasbro follows up on their plans to re-issue Vintage Collection action figures that were popular, like Starkiller and Shae Vizla, and others from 2012 waves (like more of the Red Kithaba variant). These are scheduled to distribute in February 2013, but based on recent sightings in the wild, some may be shipping to stores now.
It's Corpsey! Er, Nanta! This Ewok is best known as one of the dead Ewoks, and now he can be bought as a plastic exclusive at the Toys R Us. Assuming they still have any. You can tell where they were by the piles of unsold Yavin Pilot sets. (Those are good too.) Where was I?
For folks waiting for a further price drop on the TRU exclusive Vintage Collection Millennium Falcon, it's even cheaper...like half off! The Vintage BMF is now on sale for $125 (regularly $249.99)! Get yours today by clicking here! UPDATE: Sadly, it looks like it was a snafu by TRU and the Falcon is once again back up to regular price. The M.T.T. was also marked down to $90 for a short while and is now back to the "regular" sale price of $125.99. If it's any consolation, the Vintage BMF is on sale this week for $199.99 (at least in stores, for now.) It was almost too good to be true that the BMF would be on a regular sale for that amount, but sometimes you gotta just jump on it before it's gone and done.
From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: Yak Face makes a couple appearances on this week’s Brian’s Toys Newsletter. Along with a vintage Yak Face figure on Tri-Logo card, he also is available as a Gentle Giant mini bust from their 2009 gift to premier guild club members. Looking for more vintage? Several rare prototype coins have arrived from a Bronze Lando and Imperial Dignitary to 1996 blank back coins.
Congratulations to forum member Guido in winning the awesome Mandalorian Assault Transport! Thanks to everyone for registering in our new forums and entering our giveaway (except to the dudes wanting to hock UGG boots and North Face jackets...we get it.
Another Star Tours droid! It's not orange, so this Red R3-Series Astromech Droid is different than the droid in the Legacy line a few years ago. See the silver box around the black eye? That's how you can tell.
Recently released (and really the only animated toys of the season), Clone Trooper Boost is part of the just-released and also just-marked down to $15.11 As a redeco, you know what to expect... but at least it's a neat redeco and one that's priced to move right now. Should you get it?
We've aggregated all remaining sale items from the last 6 months into a giant sales list! Nearly 4000 items are priced 20% or more off list price, and over 1400 of those are priced at 50% or more off list price!
The Clone Wars 104th Wolf Pack Battalion is now only $15.11 at Amazon (regularly $29.99). Click here to order while it lasts!