News wires are reporting that Irvin Kershner, famously known for directing The Empire Strikes Back, has passed away at the age of 87.
It goes without saying that Mr. Kershner’s vision for the sequel to Star Wars undoubtedly made the franchise the success it is today.
Adam Pawlus over at Galactic Hunter has posted an interesting discovery revealed on the packaging of Entertainment Earth’s Exclusive Comic Packs. These sets reveal an in-limbo set that was to include a super articulated Bespin Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in white Rebel Pilot Gear. Head on over for a closer look and for Adam’s take on all four exclusive packs.
Sir Steve’s Guide has gotten their hands on a preliminary list of figures that has been discovered in the bowels of the Wal-mart databanks. Head on over for the complete list.
Remember, this is an unofficial list and product release schedules may change or be dropped all together, but this list does look promising.
We have some more images of the upcoming Vintage themed figures from Attack of the Clones are now available for your viewing pleasure.
Check them out both in our forums and on our Facebook page.
Toys”R”us is having a good sale today and tomorrow only – but you will most likely need a coupon to take advantage of the offer. You can print it HERE.
Good luck, and happy hunting.
A new eBay auction has surfaced with boxed shots of the soon-to-be-released Separatist Droid Gunship. The auction also reveals that the Gunship has a removable cockpit/escape pod feature. Head to the link above for a closer look.
Thanks to forum member PaulSkywalker for the tip.
Head on over to preorder these awesome collectibles:
Also available right now…
Tonight we catch up on some more of the great past chapters of the X-Wing ALLIANCE – The Adventures of Ace Azzameen photonovel series by forumite julianmaurice.
Head on over to the forums to check out both Chapter 7 and Chapter 8!
Our Imperial allies at Sandtroopers.com have confirmed the rumored Clone Wars 2-pks we reported here last week. These will be Target exclusives and follow the same format as the current 2-pks that are currently available there. Check out images of these sets after the jump!
Refresh those inboxes! Entertainment Earth is sending out shipping notice to those that pre-ordered their four exclusive Comic Packs. They are still taking orders so it isn’t too late to get yours placed.
As a reminder the four exclusive packs contain:
-Jaster Mereel and Montross (Jango Fett: Open Seasons)
-Jarael and Rohlan Dyre (Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic)
-Baron Fel and Ysanne Isard (Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron)
-Darth Nihl and Deliah Blue (Star Wars: Legacy)
Our friends at Rebelscum have posted a new list of potential Vintage wave assortments for next year. Head on over for a glimpse into the possible future for the line.
Starting this friday, the cast of The Clone Wars will be sporting new character models that bring the look of the show more closely in line with their outfits from Revenge of the Sith. Look for updates to Obi-Wan, Anakin, Ahsoka and more! You can read all about it and what it means for our heroes at StarWars.com
Tonight we introduce the first of a feature we should have started long ago – Collection Spotlights.
Sit back and take a look at the amazing setup by forum member Darth Soundwave, whose collection brings an all new meaning to Army of the Republic after the jump!
Want to see your collection featured? Be sure to share your pics in the Collection Gallery.
In less than two weeks the biggest shopping day in America is upon us, and the stores are getting ready. And in this economy, many stores aren’t even waiting until Black Friday to offer deep discounts on the hot holiday items of the year. From several stores having the Hasbro AT-AT for $75 or less to Target already marking down its brand new exclusives to Star Wars Shop offering 25% off everything they have in stock, and more such as Transformers for $8 and Clone Wars Y-Wing for under $40, listen to this week’s Star Wars Action News as Arnie and Marjorie run down all the biggest bargains and what stores to hit for the newest Star Wars holiday items!
Among all the discounts are several Uncle Milton items, so this week the hosts of Star Wars Action News provide an in-depth hands on review of the Uncle Milton Death Star planetarium. With Uncle Milton toys always trying to provide both fun and education, some of their items are more successful than others. Is the planetarium something you should want under your tree this holiday season or would a lump of coal be preferable? Listen to find out!
And finally, our Sithmas Gift Exchange sign-ups are still open! Head to the Star Wars Action News forums now to register because the Sithmas Gift Exchange is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get!
All this and more on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!
*AND…* for more toy collecting fun, head to marvelicioustoys.com for Venganza Media’s newest podcast, Marvelicious Toys, Marvel Comics toy discussion hosted by Marjorie, Arnie, and Justin! Our first episode is out today and you can win a Sideshow Collectibles’ Punisher vs Daredevil diorama, a Wave of Hasbro Marvel Universe figures from Backstage Toys, and more!
You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced
Some lucky collectors around the country have been scoring the newest wave from The Vintage Collection at both Target and K-Mart stores, though in limited quantities so far.
This wave really looks to be Hasbro’s best effort in quite some time. Check out a few loose pics of some of the key figures from this wave after the jump!