As part of their Daily Deals promotion, Entertainment Earth is offering a sizable 35% discount in the Sandtrooper on Dewback Animated Maquette from Gentle Giant. This statue is limited to only 375 pieces worldwide making the $260.00 pricepoint all that more attractive. Get yours before it’s gone.
CHICAGO (Feb. 26, 2014) – LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago unveils a newly redesigned Center giving the thousands of families who visit an even better brick experience. The renovation includes improvements to the Center’s highly popular play areas, cafe and all new model display areas , including LEGO® Star WarsTM Miniland – a large-scale, interactive LEGO model display chronicling the adventures of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
UPDATE: Now with images
DisneyParkMerchanside.com has updated their announcement of the Rebel Rendezvous package with their full catalog of random selection and pre-purchase merchandise.
Forum member and photonovel genius Lance Quazar returns to the scene with the beginning of an adventure for all you Indiana Jones fanatics… Indiana Jones and the Mayan Secret!
This storyline is all part of a contest he has entered at The Indy Cast, and regardless of how this places, it’s a fantastic start to a new ongoing series that looks very promising. So kick back for a few minutes and appreciate the hard work he’s put into this – because I’m guessing if you do, you’re going to enjoy the ride.
Forum member Raylen continues to deliver great 3.75″ scale diorama items, offering collectors a way to fill the void that Hasbro has ignored for almost 20 years now.
After an unsuccessful Cuusoo campaign last year, fans of the Sandcrawler now have an official set to budget for coming this May. An image from the upcoming LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded hit the web via Flickr a couple days ago which confirms a leak from back in December by Chowren Toys. The UCS Sandcrawler (75059) includes a ton of play features and several mini figures including Uncle Owen and a complement of disgusting Jawas. Look for the price to be in the $300-$400 range here in the US.
Thanks to Chris S. from BanthaSkull for the reminder.
BBTS has updated this week with several new pre-orders and new arrivals. Click on through to check out the latest Star Wars items including Plush Characters, Hero Series 12″ figures, TIE Fighter Bottle Opener, 1:6 scale figures and more!
The Official Site has posted an exclusive first look at the next installment in Jeffrey Brown’s series of children’s books with Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan
After surviving his first year at Jedi Academy, Roan Novachez thought his second year would be a breeze. He couldn’t have been more wrong. Roan feels like he’s drifting apart from his friends, and it’s only made worse when Roan discovers he’s not the amazing pilot he thought he’d be. When the school bullies take him under their wing, he decides they aren’t so bad after all — or are they?
Click on over to StarWars.com for the full details.
We run down the latest collecting news, including Rancho Obi-Wan auctions, Disney World Star Wars Weekends exclusives, and more!
The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with a unique entry into 2013 “Darth Vader” Collection line of products. Collectors in Japan, courtesy of the Hot Toys/Hasbro partnership, are able to purchase an assortment of blind box “mystery” figures which pull characters from the first waves of Saga Legends and Mission Series sets.
At first look, you may think there is nothing really “new” here but, unlike their carded counterparts in most areas of the world, each of these figures also include a display base/stand similar to what came with the figures in the Saga Collection. The case itself is able to be converted into a shelf display and includes one of each figure.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself if these are something worth adding to your collection.
This week Flyguy and I discuss new products arriving in stores and on doorsteps, the recent rumor list posted by Jedi Temple Archives, customizing, Disney merchandise announcements, plus the latest in The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels news and much more! Click on over to YouTube to check out the latest show. Feel free to subscribe to our channel and leave suggests on what you’d like to see covered (more or less) on the show.
Those of you active in our customizing forums have likely been keeping up on the great work of our forum members, but with all the Toy Fair news in recent weeks, even I sometimes do the unthinkable… I miss some great custom updates from our forum community contributors…
So without further delay, customizing legend Incom has recently created some fantastic custom figures are part of a commission project – I’m certainly envious of his Rachi Sitra Twi’lek custom, and I expect many of you will be too after you take a closer look.
After that, be sure to check out how Evilivo has restored a busted up X-Wing fighter, including sculpting the R2-D2 into the socket – just amazing work!
Forumite Customjedi also has created something that seems like a complete no-brainer (and easy money!) for Hasbro… a C-3PO using the superior Build-A-Droid sculpt. Why the heck hasn’t Hasbro made this yet?
Last but not least, tokiravensky has made a fun take on Han Solo following the events of Return of the Jedi… along with some other cool works definitely worth checking out.
Our good friends at Imperialshipyards.net will be hosting a podcast with Twelfth Parsec, the folks who are working to deliver the upcoming Ewok village playsets. Click the image above for more details, and you can even submit questions you would like discussed during the podcast on March 13.
You can also participate in their campaign to get this project up and running here.
Always in motion, my work schedule is… which has caused some delays in the production for the next installment in The Enloe Trials photonovel series. However, previews are still expected to be ready later this month for Chapter 6… until then, please do check out the most recent chapter in our forums.