Gentle Giant: April 2012 Solicitations

By Mike — Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gentle Giant has released their solicitations this month for exciting new product coming out in the 4th Quarter of 2012. For Star Wars, these include a new Death Trooper Statue and the Jumbo Vintage Red Snaggletooth and Red Security Battle Droid Minibust which were revealed at last month's WonderCon.

Sideshow: Premium Format Rex Gallery

By Mike — Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sideshow has posted a great photo gallery of the new and upcoming Premium Format Captain Rex. Pre-orders will begin this Thursday, April 12th, typically between 2-3 pm. The exclusive Sideshow edition will include a grenade belt. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,780

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 10, 2012

While not called out on the front of the box, this ARF Trooper is basically Trapper from the really cool Geonosis story arc.  There were zombies and dirt, which I hear kids love.  Should you get him?  Does he look like Waxer and Boil?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,779

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 9, 2012

It's interesting to see that this Battle Droid is getting another run, and is one of the oldest figures to get a redeco in the line's run. (First issue 1998, this issue 2012.)  So the STAP is quite different, but how about the figure?  Read on!

Q&A: Think Big: Big Vehicles, Big Figures, Big Television, and Other Big Ideas

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 8, 2012

So let's talk about vehicles, and get a little less optimistic for 2012 in that department. Why isn't Hasbro better exploiting TV series based on its core properties for new toys? A fine question. And why hasn't Hasbro given us a Marvel Legends-ish line yet? Would someone please tell me, because I'd like to know in this week's Q&A!

BBTS: Clone Wars Wave 2 IN STOCK!

By Mike — Saturday, April 7, 2012

Our sponsors at BigBadToyStore now have Clone Wars Wave 2 IN STOCK! This assortment includes Aayla Secura, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Season 4), Clone Commando Boss, and Captain Rex with Phase II Armor

Star Wars Weekends Guests Revealed

By Mike — Friday, April 6, 2012

Disney Parks Blog has posted celebrity guests information for this year's Star Wars Weekends at Disney World in Orlando, Florida from May 18th through June 12th.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,778

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 6, 2012

It's Hasbro, and it comes with a new Astromech droid, so Jedi Mickey oddly makes the cut for Figure of the Day.  Is it worth it? No. But you're bored at work so read on!

Vintage Wave 4 Loose: Evazan, Kithaba

By Mike — Friday, April 6, 2012

An eBay seller from Malaysia is selling some loose samples of The Vintage Collection Wave 4 and has added a few nice shots. This assortment, which was held over from last year, includes Dr. Evazan, Nom Anor, Kithaba, and Aayla Secura.

Brian's Toys Newsletter: Star Wars Artwork And More!

By Mike — Friday, April 6, 2012

New limited edition Star Wars artwork has recently been added to Brianstoys.com!  The highly detailed Obi-Wan Kenobi and Han Solo with Chebacca art by Jerry VanderStelt will make a great addition to any fan's room.

Image Bank: VC92 Anakin Skywalker

By Mike — Friday, April 6, 2012

Deviations from the normal course can at times turn into disaster, and then there are the few instances where it results into brilliant execution. The new Clone Wars "realistic" Anakin Skywalker has to be considered the best one of this character yet. Don't believe me? Take a look at the comparison shot with VC13 Anakin Skywalker to make you marvel in its superiority.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,777

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 5, 2012

Oola-la!  This super-articulated take on Jabba's ex-dancer and pet snack turned out quite well and has her costume rendered largely in soft goods, which is, to say the least, unusual.  Check her out!

Sideshow: Pre-order Sixth Scale Tusken Raider

By Mike — Thursday, April 5, 2012

Pre-orders for the new Sixth Scale Tusken Raider are now being taken! The figure features over  30 points of articulation and includes accessories such as a Tusken Raider Portrait and Slug Thrower Rifle. The Sideshow Limited Edition includes a Gaffi Weapon with Gun Stock.

Sideshow: Premium Format Captain Rex Preview

By Mike — Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sideshow has posted a great preview shot of the upcoming Premium Format Captain Rex. More photos will be revealed on their Production Blog on April 10th with hopefully some pre-order information posted at that time as well.

Image Bank: VC93 Darth Vader

By Mike — Thursday, April 5, 2012

Let's get this out of the way. That cardback is infallible like a holy relic and brings geeky tears to my eyes. Having a Darth Vader on a Kenner Star Wars card brings back so many memories, it's like an old childhood friendship rekindled. The action figure, while not entirely perfect, is pretty awesome too.