On your weekend hunt (and if you're not, you should because stuff is out and the time is NOW), keep an eye out for the 2 Movie Heroes Battle Droid variations. One is the Episode I Naboo version (cream) and the other is Episode II Geonosis red. Both are available on the pegs but it appears the red one is more available for now.
January 30th is only a few days away and ToysRUs stores are busy setting up their new The Phantom Menace 3D Feature Shop this weekend. While there sadly wasn't the traditional Midnight Madness, the stores are putting out merchandise en masse including all 2012 Hasbro and LEGO product.
As we reported earlier, the new Titanium 3 Packs were found in Walmart for an astounding $29.96 each. This is almost a $3 upcharge for each vehicle from what they originally retailed in 2009.
Check out the super rare Vintage AFA over at Brian's Toys! An unproduced vintage 12" Leia in Arctic Outfit is graded a 90 is worth a viewing, but is waiting on a serious collector. Also available are is a rare GI Joe Storm Shadow AFA 85 and a Jawa Sandcrawler AFA 80.
While I personally hate the "I watch Super Bowl for the commercials, wink" nonsense, I am extremely interested in a new ad from Volkswagen. The Germans have made a new ad in the Cantina, which is exciting. It stars Snaggletooth, or Zutton to anyone from the more modern era of character names. It also has the Tonnika sisters. (Are you reading this, Hasbro?)
Go from Darth Vader to Darth Draper with these awesome new collection of Star Wars cufflinks. Made from rhodium based metal and enamel, you can out swagger your Kenneth Cole wearing hypebeast office mates once and for all. And they have tie bars too!
Parks and Recreation's Chris Pratt stars in this two minute promotional short for Microsoft Kinect Star Wars parodying the iconic Death Star duel. The game is slated for release in the Spring.
We don't even think Han Solo's bounty was this much. In the high altitude world of really expensive Star Wars collectibles, this ranks as a centerpiece for the discerning and monied Fett collector.
You've seen Yoda masks, and Stormtrooper helmets. So what's the next big thing in roleplay headgear? Star Wars Air Hedz, revealed at UK Toy Fair by our friends at the Idle Hands Blog. Naturally, you'll want to click through to see more.
Lucasfilm Animation has posted a 3 Day auction for the AIDS and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund of San Francisco featuring a rare Clone Wars art poster by none other than Supervising Director Dave Filoni.
Sideshow offers a nice preview of their next Star Wars Premium Format figure, Aayla Secura. A full product reveal will be posted on their blog on January 31st with pre-orders being taken on February 2nd.
Sideshow now has the Sixth Scale STAP and Battle Droid for pre-order! The set comes with a specially engineered base that allows for lots of posing possibilities, retails for $174.99, and is scheduled for release in Q3 2012. Click here to order yours!
It's all in the packaging and when it comes to the classic Kenner black and silver, Hasbro knows they have gold amongst nostalgic collectors. Presenting some boxed photos of the new The Vintage Collection Class II Vehicles featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Starfighter, the AT-AP, and V-19 Torrent Starfighter. These retail for $31.99 and are currently being spotted at ToysRUs.