Q&A: Hair, Droids, Anniversaries, Vintage Variants, and Reading

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 28, 2013

Q&A time, kids! POTF2's 20th Anniversary is coming up - what should you expect? Should you get your hopes up for new Astromech Droids in 2013? A little bit, yeah. And what about vintage 1980s variants - are they worth a look? Some! Read on, and be sure to send in your questions for our next exciting installment.

New Darth Vader, Boba Fett Bottle Openers at C2E2

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 28, 2013

Our pal Shaun Clayton was in Chicago and sent in a couple of quick shots from C2E2 showing off Diamond Select Toys' new metal bottle openers!  Based on the helmet and torso armor of Darth Vader and Boba Fett, these two releases are due later this year and follow in the footsteps of their already-available and quite nifty Death Star Bottle Opener.  Also shown was a 501st Legion Clone Trooper Vinyl Bust Bank.  Check out the pics after the jump!

Star Tours Anaheim - Thermos, Droid Factory, Awesome Pill Box, 12 Pics

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 27, 2013

Our pal Shannon Cosman hit up Disneyland in Anaheim, CA this weekend to bring us some shots of new park merchandise!  Highlights include New Droid Products from Thermos, several awesome close-up shots of the droid part bins, and what seems to be a Mickey Mouse Pillbox which has to be seen to be believed - seriously, click through and check this stuff out!

Star Wars to Stay With Dark Horse Comics

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 26, 2013

Since the House of Mouse bought Star Wars, people were wondering when the license would be shuffled over to Marvel Comics in a dual move of corporate synergy and retro  nostalgia.  It turns out it's not going to be until at least after 2014! Bleeding Cool reports that the line will be staying put for at least another year and change.  Good news for those of you hoping to see the current storylines through!  Click here for the whole story.  Here's the key quote:

C2E2 Gets Exclusive Convention Star Wars Jawa Bank

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 25, 2013

I'm a big fan of Diamond Select Toys' vinyl banks - they're pretty cheap, pretty nice, and pretty sizable in an era where things are getting more expensive and smaller.  At C2E2 in Chicago this weekend, they'll be selling an Exclusive Star Wars 1:4 Scale Jawa Vinyl Bank.  The regular version has a droid caller, the convention exclusive version has a blaster.  As a roughly 11-inch tall vinyl bank, it's pretty hefty for the asking price of just $22, particularly considering the low edition size of 250!  See the full picture after the jump.

Sideshow: Sixth Scale Darth Malgus Pre-Order Now

By Mike — Thursday, April 25, 2013

Get the jump on one of the hottest Sixth Scale figures this year! Sideshow is now taking pre-orders for the new Sixth Scale Darth Malgus! Malgus comes with a super-articulated Prometheus body, four sets of interchangeable hands, a fabric cape with poseable hood, and a Sideshow exclusive additional unscarred head.

BBTS: Enterbay Jordan, Marvel Universe, Hot Toys, Teen Titans, Transformers, Man of Steel, Power Rangers, Kotobukiya and More

By Mike — Thursday, April 25, 2013

Our sponsors at have released their latest weekly blast. There are few new arrivals from G.I. Joe and Transformers along with a new Marvel Universe pre-order. Shop the full listing after the jump!

GHR: Endor AT-AT Logistics You Need To Know

By Mike — Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The ToysRUs exclusive The Vintage Collection Endor AT-AT came in a few weeks early, and it couldn't have arrived soon enough with the current doldrum and lack of new Hasbro product we're experiencing in stores.

TVC AT-AT Landing at USA TRU

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Yakface.com has the scoop - the missing Return of the Jedi edition The Vintage Collection AT-AT is hitting Toys R Us!  The vehicle has slightly different deco with Endor mud and a unique AT-AT Driver action figure which is the only one ever made to feature black gloves.

New Sexy Star Wars Costumes - Darth Talon, Ahsoka, Spandex Vader, More

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 23, 2013

While Halloween costumes are always a little wonky, and anything labeled "sexy" is suspect, I've just gotta share this link being passed around with this year's batch of sexy costumes.  Spandex versions of Darth Talon (pictured, complete with awesomely goofy hat), Asajj Ventress, Darth Vader, Ahsoka Tano, a Stormtrooper, and others are on display at Costume Craze.  

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Rancho Obi-Wan 2013 Membership Kits Now Available

By Mike — Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Rancho Obi-Wan 2013 membership kits are finally ready!  Kits include a thank you letter, a personalized membership card signed on the back by Steve and this year's patch, which features art exclusively done for Rancho Obi-Wan by French artist Benjamin Carré

Disneyland CA Droid Factory Report

By Mike — Tuesday, April 23, 2013

David Yeh of Endor Express has a great report on the new Droid Factory shop that opened up at Disneyland Anaheim Star Traders recently, to the joy of West Coast fans.

SWAN 389: A Blueprint for Adventure

By Mike — Tuesday, April 23, 2013

When the book Star Wars: The Blueprints by J. W. Rinzler was released in 2011 few could argue that it was not an impressive collection of schematics and a wealth of information about the construction of some of the most iconic creations in movie history. But also, few could afford the massive book.

BBTS: Transformers, Batman, Star Wars, The Hobbit, Iron Man, JP Exclusives & More!

By Mike — Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Here are the latest batch of pre-orders and new arrivals from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com. Pre-order the new Jumbo 4-LOM and Dengar figures along with the other latest offering from Gentle Giant. IN STOCK now is the 12" Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi figure from Sideshow! Check out the full listing after the jump!

Dark Horse: July 2013 Solicitations

By Mike — Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Classic Star Wars is back! A new story arc for the break out hit comic begins with Princess Leia taking the Rebel secret mission to another level in Star Wars #7. Darth Vader encounters an evil people with a dark prophecy and a powerful weapon in Darth Vader and the Ninth Assasin #4. All this and more for Dark Horse in July!