Category Archives: Collecting News

Facebook Preview: 1:6 Scale STAP and Battle Droid

As a treat to our growing number of Facebook followers, we’ve posted an advance preview gallery showcasing the 1:6 scale STAP with Battle Droid from Sideshow Collectibles. SSC has really outdone themselves with this piece in terms of detail, functionality and overall aesthetic. This will be an excellent centerpiece for any collection. Stay tuned as we prep our full toyguide entry.

Follow DASH Around the Web for Chances to Win

By now you’ve probably noticed that DASH gives away tons of figures to our registered members, but Collector-ActionFigures.com isn’t the only place you can win new toys for nothing more than your support. There are lots of ways to win free figures, as long as you keeping following DASH around the web.

For instance, collectors following DASH on Facebook are not only discussing toys, sharing links, and getting exclusive content, they’re also getting bonus chances to win free toys and other prizes.  Followers of DASH on Twitter are keeping up with the latest news, gossip, and photos, as well as getting their own exclusive contests and giveaways. If those aren’t enough ways to follow DASH, look for us on Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube for more ways to engage with our wonderful community.

It’s easy to experience the internet’s best collection management system, comprehensive action figure values, a great marketplace, and tens of thousands of other collectors right alongside you when you visit Collector-ActionFigures.  But don’t limit yourself to just our site, branch out and explore our community everywhere it exists across the internet. If you do, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to win a free toy eventually.

Current Contests from DASH

Til All Are Won, Series 1 Round 1 – Win a Halo 4 Master Chief, Universal Studios Monsters Phantom of the Opera, or a Transformers Generations Fall of Cybertron Optimus Prime. Details on Facebook. Ends October 22nd, 2012.

TRU MTT Price Hike Hijinks

We’ve all wondered why Toys”R”Us has had the ridiculous price of $179.99 (and as high as $208.99) on the MTT while other stores have had it in the $130 range. Some have even speculated that it was because it was going on sale in the future and this was to offset the future sale price. Today we can confirm that is the case as Toys”R”Us Big Toy Book will feature a coupon for $50 off. The coupon goes into effect on 10/28 and valid until 11/21. What a joke.

2013 LEGO Star Wars Planet Sets

In addition to the 8 sets we posted on earlier, there are six LEGO Star Wars vehicle/planetary sets on the slate for 2013. There are no images as of yet but look for them soon.

75006 Jedi Starfighter & Planet Kamino
75007 Republic Assault Ship & Planet Coruscant
75008 TIE Bomber & Asteroid Field
75009 SnowSpeeder & Planet Hoth
75010 B-Wing Starfighter & Planet Endor
75011 Tantive IV & Planet Alderaan

Thanks to our friends at JediNews for the tip and to Brickset for the expanded list.

Mills Fleet Farm Toyland Opens Tomorrow

For collectors in the Midwest, Mills Fleet Farm’s Annual Toyland opens tomorrow at 7am. While their selection of Star Wars merchandise tends to be limited, there are opportunities to find some deals on basic figures, Deluxe/Class I vehicles and Playskool items. Click on through for the Star Wars items featured in this year’s catalog and visit fleetfarm.com to check out their entire catalog.

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Star Wars Storyboards: The Prequels

StarWars.com updates today with the official announcement of Star Wars Storyboards: The Prequels by J.W. Rinzler. This book delves into some of the traditionally drawn storyboards that served as guides for the digital pre-viz animatics and filming of the prequel trilogy.  Watch for its release in fall 2013, until then head to the Official Site for more details.