Want to see a preview of the Star Wars figures for 2011. Head to our facebook page for a look at Vintage Collection Luke Skywalker (Death Star Escape), Utapau Clone Trooper, R5-D4, Stormtrooper, Han Solo (Yavin Ceremony) and Commander Gree. Also shown are Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi (new sculpt), R7-A7, Cad Bane w/Todo-360 and Hevy in Training Armor.
Yakface forum member Eopie Herder was kind enough pass along a discovery he made regarding a new packaging variant in the Vintage line. It appears that the inset photo for the ROTS Clone Trooper has been retouched with more vibrant colors – most notably the background. This alternation joins the tweaking of the Sandtrooper card we reported eariler this month. Click the image above for a closer look.
After a long hiatus, we get back into the mix with the late round of answers for the Star Wars Hasbro QnA. In this session get official confirmation regarding a few clones in the Clone Wars line and official numbering list for the next 3 Vintage Collection wave (ROTJ, AOTC, and the first wave for 2011 – with pics to come! Head to the forums for the full details.
Yakface reader Steven writes in with the following:
Hey it’s me again giving you the 411 on Target…. If K-Mart is sold out at their $49.99 price, and if you have an ad from them showing the sale price, Target does price matching, you may have to go to the guest services counter, but we do price matching. So if K-Mart is sold out… take your ad and try Target. Glad to try to help you guys when I can….
Thanks a bunch Steven – we hope this helps out and that any readers who attempt this walk away successful!
Update: For clarification sake, there is no K-Mart print ad that advertises this low price so you’ll most likely be out of luck in getting other retailers to price match their ultra low deal. – Jayson
Sandtroopers.com‘s Imperial spy network has gathered some new intel/photos regarding the Deluxe Vehicle w/Figure line. They’ve posted detailed shots of the BARC Speeder with Clone Trooper Jesse* along with a nice boxed shot of the AT-RT with ARF Trooper Boil. Head over for a closer look.
Still need to score the new AT-AT and are waiting for a real deal? You might want to hold out for one more week, as this is going to be part of the Walmart Toyland Catalog promotion starting on 11/7 and running through 11/24. The BAT-AT will be on sale for $79.00 – a savings of $20! Basic figures will be on rollback as well for $6.00 each. Click the image above for a preview.
Yakface forum member “Grimace” has posted that he found the new Clone Wars Xanadu Blood and Plo Koon starfighter vehicles at his local Toys”R”Us.
Those looking to pick up the Clone Wars Rise of Boba Fett Ultmate Battle Pack might want to hold out for one more week, as this is going to be part of the Toys”R”Us Big Toy Book promotion starting on 10/31. This set will be on sale for $79.99 – a savings of $20- $30 depending on your store’s pricing.
Wattographs is pleased to announce is September autograph signings with three, first-ever signers Paul Springer and Dan Madsen! Plus a special VERY LIMITED signing with Denis Lawson!
Lawson played X-Wing pilot Wedge Antilles in all 3 original Star Wars films. Wattographs will be attending the Collectormania even in London next month to attend his first ever signing! We are taking send-in items from fans’ and have limited spots available. We will be picking up some show provided photos, signed by Lawson to have available in the store afterwards. Personal items need to arrive with Wattographs by November 1st –so do not delay! See Wattographs.com for full details!
Springer played Jabba the Hutt’s lackey Ree-Yees, a Gamorrean Guard, and a Mon Calamari Officer in “Return of the Jedi.” He also assisted to various puppet work in Phil Tippett’s creature shop during the film. His other film credits include “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” Mr. Springer will be signing official photographs and fans’ personal collectibles!
Dan Madsen played the kaadu handler Dams Denna in “The Phantom Menace.” Dan founded the Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine which became the Star Wars Insider. He also pioneered the Official Star Trek and Lord of the Rings Fan Clubs and their magazine publications. Right now, Dan is working with Clone Wars voice talent Ashley Eckstein campaigning Eckstein’s new Her Universe clothing line. Dan will be providing and signing character photos from Star Wars as well as fans’ personal items!
Signing ends November 15thth at 11:59:59. Personal items need to arrive with Wattographs by that date. Check out Wattographs.com for full signing details!
Our friends at Sandtroopers have received a few new images today showcasing some yet-to-be-officially-announced figures for the Clone Wars line. Head on over for an advanced look at Clone Trooper Hevy (in Training Armor), Obi-Wan Kenobi (new sculpt), Cad Bane (new sculpt) w/TODO-360 and Ahsoka’s astromech, R7-A7!
Despite my local Target not resetting for the glut of new products scheduled this week, they have at least enacted several Temporary Price Reductions on the 2009 Series of Geonosis Arena Sets (down to $9.99 each) and several of the Lego Sets. Check your stores for similar deals
The newest wave of mid-sized vehicles are beginning to show up at Toys”R”us, among them being the outstanding Republic Swamp Speeder. This is easily one of Hasbro’s better efforts – check out some loose pics for yourself in the forums.