The Clone Wars - The Box
The Official Site posted a preview for this week's Clone Wars episode, titled The Box. It seems Dooku needs some scuzzy help, and wants them to compete for the contract! Check it out, and take note of the floating plant guy who is a bit of re-used concept art!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenTarget Prices Dropping Soon?
Our friends at Yakface.com uncovered some interesting news at Target. A new DPCI number for The Vintage Collection, and at the old $8.99 price! Could retailers be shying away from $9 and $10 figures? A collector can only hope.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenA Starspeeder Trip Costs A Little More
The guys at EndorExpress have posted news that the Starspeeder 1000 playset is now up to $69.95 from its original $54.95! This is a bit of a steep hike and smells of price gouging since it did so well initially, but it's here to stay.
Monday, January 30, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenThe Menace Revealed
Today's the day that all the new 2012 Star Wars Figures were to be revealed at retail. Granted, they've been revealed for a while now! Are you finding everything now? Share your thoughts in Our Forums where we're talking up all the good and bad about the new stuff!
Monday, January 30, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenToys R Us - Sale 1/29 to 2/4
Toys R Us stores and online are having a Buy-2-Get-1-Free sale this week on action figures, which includes the new Star Wars swag that's been surfacing. This seems to include Vintage Star Wars figures as well, so happy hunting this week!
Monday, January 30, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenKubrick DX 4 Released
Our forums are abuzz over the latest Kurick release. One chase has been found so far and it rather uninspiring. An Imperial er Technician er Officer er Lackey. Head on into our forums for all of the latest news!
Saturday, January 28, 2012 | Scott PearsonThe Clone Wars - Friends And Enemies
The Official Site updated with a look at this week's episode of The Clone Wars titled Friends and Enemies. Looks like someone lost their hat at the arms dealer's shop!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenUPDATE: 2012 MTT Boxed Images
The guys at Jedi Temple Archives got a couple pictures of what the new MTT Droid Carrier packaging will look like, including a pic of a pack-in droid up close which looks very Clone Wars-ish. This may not be a final product so the final pack-in figures may change of course. Check it out!
UPDATE: Yakface.com posted the DPCI number and a price for the upcoming MTT! Price hikes are not relegated to figures, that's for sure.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenNew Vintage Revealed At UK Toy Fair
The gang at JediNews.uk got an exclusive look at three new Vintage Collection figures at UK Toy Fair! Head over to check out the Galen Marek from Force Unleashed II, Nikto Guard (Vintage), & Shae Vizla from The Old Republic MMORPG!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenUPDATE: Big Multi-Troop Transport (MTT) In 2012
Back in early January our own Darby mentioned that he got a hint from a certain Hasbro rep at NYCC that this year's "big" vehicle would be the Multi-Troop Transport (MTT), and now via TheRedShadows at UK Toy Fair that is confirmed! Head into our Vintage Forums where this is obviously a huge topic right now!
UPDATE: Our own P-Siddy mentioned the MTT to me as well immediately after NYCC ended, letting us know Hasbro was hinting at this for some time!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenSideshow - 1/6 Bossk Teaser
Sideshow Collectibles teased a 1/6 Scale Bossk recently, and it has fans chomping at the bit to expand their Scum & Villainy collection! It was only a matter of time since everyone knows the ladies love Trandoshans.
Monday, January 23, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenMarch Into Mos Espa In Style
Our friend Jayson at Yakface.com whipped up some custom illustrated creations of the Podracer Flags that come in the exclusive packs hitting retail now! It's a service that's much appreciated by those passing on the sets, but who really wanted flags to spice up their podracer shelf. Check it out!
Monday, January 23, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenAnother Deluxe "Mini-Rig" Revealed
Our friends at Sandtroopers.com did it again with a new image of an upcoming Deluxe "mini-rig" style figure w/vehicle. This time it's a Republic Attack Dropship, which appears to drop figures instead of an AT-TE. Check out this unannounced piece now!
Monday, January 23, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenVintage Wave 11 Pre-Order
Site sponsor Entertainment Earth has posted the 2012 Vintage Wave 2 (Deleted Scene Figures) for pre-order! This wave includes 5 new "deleted scene" figures, and 7 figures carried forward from Wave 10. Get your orders in now!
Saturday, January 21, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenClone Wars & Deluxe Figure w/Vehicle Images
Our friends at Sandtroopers.com revealed another early batch of images, this time of Clone Wars Wave 27 figures, as well as a couple new Deluxe Figure w/Vehicle sets like the Scuba Clone w/Sled! Check it out, and join in our Clone Wars Forum where this is already sparking conversation!
Saturday, January 21, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenThe Clone Wars - Deception
The Official Site updated with a look at this week's installment of The Clone Wars titled, Deception. Someone's under that sheet and Anakin's not happy! But who is it, and how did they get there?
Thursday, January 19, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenGentle Giant - Star Wars Dartboard
Right on the heels of the Jumbo R5-D4, Gentle Giant also unveiled plans for a Star Wars Dartboard! What nerd-cave is complete without that?
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenGentle Giant - Jumbo R5-D4 Revealed
Courtesy of Gentle Giant Facebook Page, we have a really cool look at the upcoming Jumbo Vintage R5-D4 figure! Check it out, and get ready to add it to your collection.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenNew York Times George Lucas Story
The flanneled one speaks, at great length, in a fantastic New York Times Story. He delves into his dislike of studios, his desire to "retire" from big budget films, his battles with his own fans (here's a clue, you don't matter to him), and his life in general! It's a great, in-depth read, and worth taking time out to check it out.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenToys R Us Stores Raising Prices
In recent days we've received word (and I saw for myself) Toys R Us stores have begun raising prices on Star Wars products. Vintage figures, Clone Wars, and more were showing price hikes even higher than Target has in their reset, which was expected of course.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenAren't You A Little Short For A... Battle Droid?
Thanks to the keen eye of forumite Dressel Rebel, we've learned a disturbing truth. It appears that Hasbro has grossly underscaled the new Vintage Wave 10 Battledroid, making him far too small! Check out the discussion and pictures in Our Vintage Collection Forums, and share your thoughts!
Monday, January 16, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenHow Badly Do You Want Flags?
ToysRUs.com has listed as "In-Stock" the Star Wars Pod Racer Pilots pack, for only $26.99! Now the question is, since most collectors have the pilots in this set, how much are you willing to shell out for the neat little flag accessories this set comes with.
Monday, January 16, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenUp, Up, And Away!
It's not a surprise at this point, however people across the country have noted that prices in the newly reset Target Star Wars aisles have jumped to $9.99 for Vintage Collection figures. Yes, now the figures that weren't selling for $8.99 can also not sell for a dollar more!
Monday, January 16, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenHTS 2012 Pre-Orders & Price Confirmations
Hasbro Toy Shop updated with a number of new pre-orders today. Among all the new 2012 Star Wars items you can order, you'll note that the price-hikes appear to be confirmed across the line. Is Hasbro pricing you out? Share your thoughts in Our Forums.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenVintage Deleted Scene Carded Images
Our friends at Sandtroopers.com landed an early carded gallery of the next Vintage Wave of figures! These are all Deleted Scene Figures such as the Sandstorm figures, and the Mon Calamari A-Wing Pilot! Check them out, and join Our Forums where these figures are already causing a big stir!
Thursday, January 12, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenThe Old Republic - Things To Come
The Old Republic Website updated recently with news on an upcoming patch, and that the record-setting MMO is already getting updates. Bio-Ware is proving that committed to the game by making new flashpoints, environments, and more. Check out the link to read about a new operation being added next month!
Thursday, January 12, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenMore Wal-Mart Phantom Menace Wave
New shots of the upcoming Wal-Mart exclusive The Phantom Menace figures surfaced. Check out Mawhonic & Gungan Warrior/Scout above. Both look like more great additions this year!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenThe Clone Wars - A Friend In Need
The Official Site updated with a preview of this week's Clone Wars episode, A Friend In Need. Looks like Mandalorians are back on the menu! Hopefully just not any tainted school lunches.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenStar Wars Live Action - Star Wars: Underworld
Remember the Star Wars live-action TV show? We do, and so does Lucasfilm's Rick McCallum! Apparantly the show has a working title now, Star Wars: Underworld, and there's more information to be heard in this IGN.com Video Interview with McCallum! Go now, and have hope that this project will see completion some day!
Monday, January 9, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenNew 2012 Star Wars At Toys R Us.com
New 2012 Star Wars Toys are being listed at ToysRUs.com right now! You can pick up Vintage Wave 10 figures, which currently show as In-Stock, and Clone Wars, Battlepacks, and other toys are showing as pre-orders!
Monday, January 9, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenSponsor News - Big Bad Toy Store
Site Sponsor Big Bad Toy Store passed along word of new 2012 G.I. Joe Exclusives and more! Read on for the details, and get your orders in now if you didn't have your pre-orders in already!
Friday, January 6, 2012 | Jesse McCracken
The Clone Wars Return Friday
The Official Site updated with a preview of this week's Clone Wars episode! Yes, The Clone Wars returns with new episodes Friday, and it's shaping up to have some intrigue in it. The budding Empire's new order is taking shape while Anakin struggles to help his friends. Check it out!
Thursday, January 5, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenLego Mini Planet Sets
A bit of a buzz has been swirling in our Lego Star Wars Forum over the new Mini Planet series. Each comes with a mini-ship, mini-figure, and the planet they're from! Click the images to check them out, and remember you can pre-order Series 1 and get the free Poster from Shop.Lego.com now.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenFree Poster With Lego 2012 Pre-Orders
Shop.Lego.com has a deal where if you pre-order any 2012 Star Wars Lego Set you get a Free 2-Sided Poster featuring a couple of the new ships (X-Wing & TIE Fighter) on one side, and a gallery of the new 2012 mini-figures on the other! Check it out and order now!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenHasbro 2012 Mid-Size Vehicle Details
The Hasbro Website updated again with new product images, including Battlepacks and the new vintage-boxed Mid-Size Vehicles. And with the new images come more price hikes. The Vehicles are now showing a whopping $29.99, and Battlepacks, which just dropped a figure and their price, are now up to $22.99. Happy new year! Will retail follow these prices? Time will tell.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenStar Wars Gets Price Hikes In 2012
The Hasbro Website updated with what appears to be pretty bad news regarding the line. It seems, once again, the price of basic Star Wars figures will go up. Vintage Figures will now cost $9.99. Will collectors support a line that costs more, and had pretty big issues in 2011? We'll hopefully know more about this possible increase soon.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenJanuary 30th Still The Date
Contrary to an earlier report, Hasbro sent us direct word that the Star Wars 2012 Line is still set with a hard street date for January 30th. Product should not hit store shelves till that date in the U.S.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenStill Seeking A Starspeeder?
Still didn't pick up your Starspeeder 1000 because the holidays just drained your wallet? Fear not! Though we received some emails that Disney stores are saying they sold out of the awesome playset/ship, WDW Radio posted an interview confirming that more should be shipping in the early part of 2012!
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | Jesse McCracken2011... We Could Hardly Find You
2011 is a memory, but we've been reminiscing about the toys of the past year in our forums. From the toys you could find, to the toys you couldn't find, come join in the conversation on the Best of 2011 with us!
Monday, January 2, 2012 | Jesse McCrackenJabba On The Cheap
Still dragging your feet on a Jabba The Hutt w/Oola & Throne? Well now is the time to act! The set is a low $16.99 on Amazon.com. As nice as the set is, that's too good to pass up!
Monday, January 2, 2012 | Jesse McCracken
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