Brian's Toys Newsletter 03/30/12

By Mike — Friday, March 30, 2012

From our sponsors at Brians Toys: You've fought him once, now fight to find room for him in your living room! From the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG comes the life-size Darth Malgus figure from Sideshow Collectibles.  Yes, that's LIFE SIZE, and you can pre-order it today through Brian's Toys.

DK Attack Of The Authors West Coast Tour

By Mike — Friday, March 30, 2012

DK Publishing will be hosting an Attack of the Authors West Coast Tour with special appearances by authors, The 501st Legion, The Rebel Legion, R2 Builders Club, giveaways, photo opportunities, and a chance to win Star Wars prizes!

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,773

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 30, 2012

Check out Clone Commander Cody in his Phase II armor.  It's good-- new helmet, new sculpt, and a pain-in-the-neck backpack peg await you on this newish figure. Go get one, won't you?  Read on!

Special Report: LEGO Star Wars Miniland Expansion

By Mike — Thursday, March 29, 2012

It's a one year anniversary of sorts, as LEGOLAND celebrates the launch of the Star Wars Miniland expansion in their Carlsbad, CA park. The 1:5 scale dioramas represent all 6 films and The Clone Wars television series utilizing over 1.5 million bricks. LEGOLAND held their ribbon cutting ceremony this morning and invited 22 kids from The Make A Wish Foundation. Members of the 501st Legion were also in attendance.


Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,772

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 29, 2012

It's Qui-Gon Jinn with Kenner-esque shoulder and hip joints, the best head sculpt ever, and a light-up lightsaber.  How oddly delightful!  Should you get one?  I think so.  Read on!

Image Bank: LEGO Miniland Expansion Event

By Mike — Thursday, March 29, 2012

We have uploaded over 220 photos from this morning's LEGOLAND Star Wars Miniland Expansion launch event. Spanning every episode of the Star Wars saga including a theme from The Clone Wars, LEGO's Star Wars Miniland is truly a sight to behold. 

Sideshow: Sixth Scale Tusken Raider Revealed

By Mike — Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sideshow reveals their next Sixth Scale figure to be the Tusken Raider! Check out their preview page and look got a production blog to be posted on April 3rd.

Sideshow: Life-Sized Darth Malgus Pre-Order

By Mike — Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sideshow has begun taking pre-orders for their Darth Malgus Life Size Figure! The scourge of The Old Republic is priced at $5,999 with a $1,200 non-refundable deposit and scheduled for release in July.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,771

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 28, 2012

From a semi-recent Battle Pack, Colonel Dyer is, for all intents and purposes, our best update of the Kenner Imperial Officer figure. Black uniform, gloves, and a blaster... he's our guy!  So is the set worth your while? (Yes.) Read on!

BBTS News: Voltron, Transformers, Bandai, Jakks, Captain Action & More

By Mike — Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Our sponsors at BigBadToyStore have posted some brand new pre-orders and their latest arrivals for your online shopping consideration

Carded Tarkin, Nikto, Marek, Vizla

By Mike — Wednesday, March 28, 2012

New carded photos of the upcoming Grand Moff Tarkin, Galen Marek, Shae Vizla, and Nikto have been posted by Sandtroopers.com! That Kenner style Tarkin Star Wars card is simply sublime!

SWAN 339:Toy Savings Like Darth Maul -- Half Off!

By Mike — Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Star Wars sales continue as the ramp up for Easter hits its peak; both Toys R Us and Target are both having half-off sales on Star Wars this week. On the latest Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie run down the sales, including how to maximize your Fighter Pods purchase, and where you can get an Ultimate Force F/X lightsaber for $10 shipped!

Sansweet's The Ultimate Action Figure Collection

By Mike — Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's not the update to his singular Star Wars Action Figure Archive that we've been waiting for, but Steve Sansweet will be releasing Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection: 35 Years Of Characters this October. I'm an unabashed fan of Steve, his knowledge, and his prose, so this one I can't wait for. 

Sideshow: Life Sized Darth Malgus Gallery

By Mike — Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sideshow has posted up an awesome preview photo gallery of their upcoming Life Sized Darth Malgus Statue. Pre-orders will begin this Thursday, March 29th from 2-3 pm PT. The statue ain't cheap at a price of $5,999.99 and  a non-refundable $1,200 deposit. Pray for a nice tax return!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,770

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 27, 2012

This Battle Droid is the first release of the new 2012 Movie Heroes line-- the second is red.  So this is just different to make you mad, particularly because it's from a cheap 2-pack mold at $9.  So should you get it? No, but read on!