Image Bank: VC57 Dr. Evazan (Cantina Patron)

By Mike — Monday, April 16, 2012

He's a wanted man and has the death sentence in 12 systems, but Dr. Evazan is wanted by collectors for our own selfish reasons. We needed an upgrade badly since previous attempts by Hasbro made him more to be like Two Face's skinnier brother. Has it been worth the wait? I'll sum it up in two words: chest hair.

 

 

Image Bank: VC70 Ponda Baba (Walrus Man)

By Mike — Monday, April 16, 2012

I consider Ponda Baba one of the essentials of any Star Wars action figure collection. He's part of a key iconic scene and that Kenner action figure was such a memorable part of our Creature Cantina playset. Hasbro delivers an "ultimate" Walrus Man with awesome detail, super-articulation, and features that set him evolutions apart from any previous version.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,784

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 16, 2012

This is it! Finally!  An all-new Dr. Evazan is finally here to delight you, threaten you, or annoy you with his absence.  I just got mine last week, so now you get to read about him!  He turned out well, so read on!

Hi-Res Bespin And Naboo Battle Packs

By Mike — Monday, April 16, 2012

Presenting some hi-res detailed photos of the new and upcoming Movie Heroes Bespin Battle and Duel On Naboo Battle Packs. More figure, less action? You won't get too much poseability with 5-8 points of articulation, but they are undoubtedly new sculpts. The Obi-Wan headsculpt even looks amazing in these photos. But will collectors rejoice or gripe? Stay tuned, but in the meantime, enjoy!

Q&A: Toy vs. Not, Wedge Reissue, Shortpacked Figures, Vintage Fun, and More

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 15, 2012

We can talk about more big vehicles because that always makes us happy. And why is Hasbro packing hot figures at one per box? Because they also pack not-hot ones at one per box. Let's talk about a new 6-inch line some more. Because apparently, we all love to do that. All this and really short reviews of the latest Vintage and Clone Wars figures, in this week's Q&A!

Image Bank: VC69 Bastila Shan

By Mike — Sunday, April 15, 2012

Expanded Universe continues to be popular amongst collectors, particularly when it comes to gaming. The 2009 Fan's Choice winner shares the same game (Knights of the Old Republic) and scarcity, and for now, high premium as the 2006 winner, Darth Revan. While traditionalists would rather stick with film based characters, there is a cross market out there that are buying the game based figures up. Besides, Bastila Shan is great looking.

Image Bank: VC68 Rebel Soldier (Echo Base Battle Gear)

By Mike — Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hasbro had a few iterations in the modern line of the Hoth Rebel Trooper, but collectors wanted an updated version of the Kenner figure with the tan vest.

Ad: New Vintage and Clone Wars Hasbro Star Wars In Stock at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ad: New Hasbro Star Wars are in stock at Entertainment Earth! Check out tons of new Star Wars arrivals as well as exciting pre-orders. If you've been waiting for Vintage Dr. Evazan, Nom Anor, Kithaba, and dozens of other arrivals, it's your lucky day! Click through for pricing and availability.

Plastic Galaxy: I Blame BSG! Cool Shirts For Your Pledge!

By Mike — Friday, April 13, 2012

Plastic Galaxy needs your support and are willing to give you the shirts off their back to reach their goal! Plastic Galaxy: The Story Of Star Wars Toys is a new documentary exploring the groundbreaking and breathtaking world of Star Wars toys. They're gonna need your help to reach the $3000 goal in their Kickstarter program and are offering 3 cool Kenner Vintage inspired T-shirts with a twist!

Win A Life Sized Malgus!

By Mike — Friday, April 13, 2012

Enter for a chance to win a Sideshow Life Sized Darth Malgus Statue valued at $6000! The contest runs through May 11th and winners will be chosen from eligible entries.

Gentle Giant: Exclusive Deluxe Edition General Veers Minibust

By Mike — Friday, April 13, 2012

Gentle Giant will be releasing a Deluxe Edition of their upcoming General Veers minibust exclusively for Premier Guild Members. The Deluxe edition will feature an interchangeable head and removable armor plate for a price of $85.

Brian's Toys Newsletter: Clone Wars Wave 2 and 3 IN STOCK!

By Mike — Friday, April 13, 2012

From our sponsors at Brian's Toys: The 2012 Clone Waves Waves 2 & 3 have now arrived!  Pick up these two waves which include Ahsoka (Suba Gear), Commander Wolffe, Commander Boss and several more.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,783

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 13, 2012

It's the third release of swimming Kit Fisto in "realistic" style! This one was the best, because it came with a wire-filled cloak, a better paint job, and a cool astromech droid sidekick.  I hope you got yours!  Read on!

Dark Horse: July 2012 Solicitations

By Mike — Friday, April 13, 2012

Here are the latest solicitations from Dark Horse Comics for July 2012. In the final chapter of Blood Ties, the man behind the murder of Boba Fett has sent his army of  mercenaries to kill Fett's ex-wife and child. Darth Maul: Death Sentence is a new mini-series following up on the season finale of The Clone Wars starring the new mechanically limbed Sith Lord and his brother Savage Opress!

SWAN 341: Love At First Click

By Mike — Friday, April 13, 2012

Marjorie and Arnie are back behind the mic on Star Wars Action News, and they've brought with them new Star Wars collecting news and reviews. On this week's podcast, they review two exclusive Gentle Giant mini-busts, the 2011 Collector's Guild exclusive Commander Fox and the 2012 WonderCon exclusive Yoda with 3-D glasses. With limited production runs are these two busts worth featuring in your collection? Listen to find out!