Brian's Toys: Evazan Wave and Wedge IN STOCK

By Mike — Monday, April 23, 2012

Need a fresh, unpunched case of Phantom Menace figures on  a discount? Brian's Toys has marked down TVC Wave 1 action figures by $45 to only $74.99 per case. They also have the latest wave of Vintage action figures including Wedge Antilles, Dr. Evazan, Kithaba, and the rest of the gang. 

SWAN 343: Heavy Metal Star Wars

By Mike — Monday, April 23, 2012

While pictures online of the next wave of Vintage, Movie Heroes, and Clone Wars figures appear on Star Wars collecting sites, the stores themselves are still lacking in new Star Wars toys. But just because the latest wave of figures isn't there doesn't mean there's nothing to buy! On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast, Marjorie and Arnie recount their multi-city toy run and play your voicemails. Listen to find out where to get discounts on Legos, exclusive Hasbro toys, Gentle Giant busts, and more!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,789

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 23, 2012

New from The Clone Wars is the anticipated SCUBA Gear Ahsoka Tano, another in a long chain of hard-to-get figures of this character.  She looks great! But the articulation, not so great.   Read on!

Q&A: TV Shows, Tub-Based Darth Vaders, Mother Talzin, and Battle Game Cards

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 22, 2012

Oh, to get a Mother Talzin. Is it likely? I don't know about that. Know a good Battle Game Card resource? What's the deal with R2-A6 vs. R2-N3? Also, the mailbag is empty so fire off any new questions you got!

BBTS: Vintage Wave 4, Evazan And Friends IN STOCK

By Mike — Sunday, April 22, 2012

Our sponsors at BigBadToyStore now have The Vintage Collection Wave 4 with Dr. Evazan, Aayla Secura, Nom Anor, Kithaba, the 501st Clone Trooper, and the re-circulated Wedge Antilles as a set or in singles. The set is $79.99 and single cards are $13.99 each. They also have singles of Wave 3 with Hoth Luke and Clone Wars Anakin as well. 

Image Bank: VC60 Clone Trooper (501st Legion)

By Mike — Saturday, April 21, 2012

The most prominent and notorious Clone Trooper unit  gets an update in plastic in the new and improved 2011 body. He's super-articulated, nicely-decoed and you can generalize this as a repaint of the Movie Heroes Class I BARC Speeder with Clone Trooper and you would be correct. But then there's a slight issue with the helmet.

Image Bank: VC45 Clone Trooper (Phase I)

By Mike — Saturday, April 21, 2012

Plain vanilla ice cream is sometimes all you need to take care of that sweet tooth. It's uncomplicated yet classically flavorful. In the case of the VC45 Phase I Clone Trooper, Hasbro makes plain white even more intriguing by drafting an all new, spectacular sculpt that's aesthetically and proportionally pleasing, proving that super articulation is not the end all, be all of vanilla ice cream or Clone Troopers.

Print Ad: He'd Sell His Soul For A Few Credits

By Mike — Saturday, April 21, 2012

This Hasbro print ad for The Vintage Collection from August 2011 stars Cantina Patron and mercenary Bom Vimdin. Check it out in our Image Bank!

Brian's Toys: Vintage Wave 1 On The Cheap, Premium Format Figures

By Mike — Friday, April 20, 2012

From our sponsors at BriansToys.com :The Vintage Style Phantom Menace Wave has been reduced to $74.99 over a Brian's Toys. That is a $45 saving that is even better when you find out that it comes in a sealed factory case!

Gentle Giant Spring Sales Event

By Mike — Friday, April 20, 2012

Gentle Giant is having a major Spring Sales event beginning Monday, April 23rd at 11 am PT through Monday, April 30th at 5 pm. There are lots of tremendous deals on select minibusts, statues, maquettes and more, including a few exclusives for as much as 50% off!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,788

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 20, 2012

So this is the new Darth Vader for 2012, which is actually a figure from 2002 with fewer accessories at twice the price.  Oh, and they took out the magnets.  He looks good, though, so is he worth the nine bucks? Read on!

Image Bank: VC58 Aayla Secura

By Mike — Friday, April 20, 2012

Despite her brief appearances in the films,  Aayla Secura has a good following among the fan base.  As far as her action figure, I didn't really give much thought to an upgrade even with the less than spectacular efforts in 2003 and 2005.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 1,787

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 19, 2012

Another day, another Mace Windu.  This one has a distinctive hoodless robe, and that's the main selling point here.  Read on!

BBTS NEWS: Takara TF, Bandai, Koto, 1/6 Scale & More!

By Mike — Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Here's the latest newsletter from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com. Pre-orders are now being taken for the new Premium Format Captain Rex for $10 off the MSRP. They're also selling singles of Clone Wars  Wave 2!

SWAN 342: C2E2 '12

By Mike — Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Kicking off the con season this week Marjorie and Arnie headed to the windy city for C2E2 to check out the art, the autographs, and the shopping. On this week's Star Wars Action News podcast they are joined by fellow C2E2 attendees Chris and Sarah to talk about the figures they found and the other collectibles on the C2E2 showroom floor!