Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,866

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The new Darth Vader isn't as new as it was... but this light-up lightsaber release may still be tough to find.  Is it worth tracking down?  Read on!

Review: VC115 Darth Vader (Emperor's Wrath)

By Mike — Tuesday, August 7, 2012

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,865

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 7, 2012

It's R5-D4!  The figure is a new one, with improved paint over the 2012 release.  Is this Target exclusive worth re-buying? I think so.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,864

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 6, 2012

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!

Q&A: Even Tinier Tiny Figures, Line Breaks, and Won't Someone Think of The Children?

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 5, 2012

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!

Brian's Toys: Final Vintage Wave 13, Gentle Giant Minibust Re-Stock

By Mike — Saturday, August 4, 2012

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.

Hi-Res TVC Wave 7: Ahsoka, Royal Guard, Nien Nunb, Lumat And Gang

By Mike — Friday, August 3, 2012

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!

Sideshow: Mythos Obi-Wan Kenobi Statue

By Mike — Friday, August 3, 2012

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.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,863

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 3, 2012

Today, let's look at Clone Commander Cody, an exclusive remold of the basic animated trooper body from several years ago. Is it good? It sure ain't bad! Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,862

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Battle Droid!  This one doesn't match the other ones, and came out as an exclusive at the Toys R Us.  Should you get it? CAN you get it? Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,861

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hey kids, it's the Naboo Royal Guard in his 2012 style!  New head, new body, new helmet.  It takes one of the best-sculpted figures from 12 years ago and adds articulation and looks fantastic. Read on!

BBTS: Final Vintage Collection Wave Pre-Order

By Mike — Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The limited distribution and rumored to be internet only final wave of The Vintage Collection is now available for pre-order at our sponsors at! Order yours today!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,860

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's Clone Trooper Gus, a figure from a pretty great exclusive gift set which Targets often kept around until recently. If you leave the helmet on, it's a great white clone.  Is it worth it? Read on!

Review: VC111 Princess Leia (Bespin Outfit)

By Mike — Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Leia Organa in her glamorous Bespin gown has always been one of the princess' more ornate outfits in the saga. Her standard white color pallet was starkly disrupted during the Cloud City sequence and it was a great change of pace from a costuming standpoint. The figure renditions over the years have attempted to recreate the outer gown, from the vinyl cape of the classic vintage Kenner version to the more woven POTF2 Princess Collection that would be more appropriate as window dressing. For the 2012 Vintage Collection, you get two variant cardbacks with one paying homage to a "Lost Line" look to go with a nicely sculpted and articulated figure. But did Hasbro get the gown right?

Celebration VI: Diamond Select's Two Exclusive Star Wars Banks

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 30, 2012

Diamond Select Toys wrote in to share news of not one, but two exclusives!  Boba Fett and R2-Q5 banks are coming, and the quality of these things is usually pretty top-notch.  Want to know more about the exclusives?  Click through, and write down that booth #632 is the booth!