Reports are coming in that collectors are scoring the latest waves of animated figures this past week, mostly at Wal-Mart.
While prowling the pegs for Vintage Gamorreans, I saw some of the new Clone Wars figures firsthand, and was more impressed with these than most of their recent offerings… check out a few loose pics and judge for yourself if Hasbro is stepping up the quality on this line here.
Sideshow Collectibles has tempted us with their next polystone diorama: “Revenge of the Jedi” which captures a major step for Anakin toward the path of the dark side. Pre-orders start December 2 but look for a full product reveal on November 30.
StarWarsShop has put the Sandtrooper Helmet Precision Cast Replica up for pre-order. Limited to 1000 pieces – ships January 2011.
Hasbro also sends word detailing the release of the upcoming Vintage 9-Pack.
It’s a very exciting time for Star Wars as the extraordinary Target exclusive Vintage 9-pack will be going on sale soon (Nov. 28th). There are two important things to note with this set. First, this set will be more limited than some of our other recent exclusives. Second, Target (and we) are so excited about the Vintage collection overall and these 3-packs that we have decided to keep this “collection within a collection” idea going at Target. Another wave of 3 3-packs will be coming in Spring and like these, they follow the Vintage character lineups. We think this an exciting development, and thanks to Target’s support, hopefully fans will be treated to even more in this series. Thanks again for the support and be sure to get to Target soon. Happy Holidays – the Hasbro Star Wars team.
There you have it! Start looking for this exclusive set next week.
The Yakface/Hasbro QnA returns this week with questions submitted on 10/29. In this session get official commentary on the recent Boba Fett mailaway snafu and what the story is with Clone Wars Commander Jet. Head to the forums for the full details.
Entertainment Earth has updated their listing for the Clone Wars Army of the Republic Battle Pack to include a new preview “hero” photo. Head on over for a closer look.
Back in 2005, Hasbro’s ROTS Clone Trooper sculpt was amazing. Here we are now in 2010, and Hasbro is now using a new mold, with a removable helmet for the Vintage line Clone Troopers.
But is this really a step forward in terms of the aesthetics of the figure, or did Hasbro regress with the new mold?
Decide for yourself after the jump!
Today kicks off a new round of sales on Star Wars products at our favorite toy haunts. Toys”R”Us is offering 2 for $10.99 on action figures and K-Mart is having a buy one. get one FREE! With the ROTJ wave showing up nationwide, now is as good a time as any to hit your local stores in search of figures and deals.
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.