Episode 279: Waitress, I Need More Dark Side!

Star Wars Action News is back with it’s first new show recorded in 2011! Join Marjorie and Arnie as they play your voicemails and run down all the great clearance bargains being found coast to coast! Target 9-packs for under $13? Target Mini-Muggs for under $4? Saga Legends for $5? All this and much, much more, so listen and stretch your dollar to the limit with these great deals!

Also this week, the Star Wars Action News hosts provide an in-depth review of Think Geek’s Dark Side Roast coffee, Brock reviews the newest Star Wars novel, Red Harvest, and Nathan runs down the aspects of video game collecting in the final segment in his EU collecting series.

All this and the coolest Star Wars T-Shirts ever in this week’s Star Wars Action News!

You can download this week’s show here or use the direct links: Audio Only or Enhanced

Yakface and JTA Team Up for Special RDR

We have teamed up with Jedi Temple Archives to provide a guest review for their ongoing Research Droids Reviews series. For our contribution, I take a look at The Saga Collection’s R4-M6 (Mace Windu’s Astromech Droid) to see how it fits into the modern era’s grand scheme of collecting. Head on over to see if you think this astromech worth tracking down if you missed it back in 2007.

A huge thanks to JTA for their generous invitation.

Battle Over Endor Pre-Orders Canceled?

Yak Reader John Hurd writes in with some disturbing news regarding pre-orders for the Toys”R”Us exclusive “Battle Over Endor” multi-packs.

All pre-orders from Toys”R”Us will be canceled for the Battle of Endor per Toys”R”Us. I called them and inquired. It wil be put back online when they get them and know how many they will be getting. Supposedly they are getting less than what they were pre-ordered allowed. So everyone will be canceled.

For those that pre-ordered these sets, has this been your experience as well? Let us know in our forums or on facebook.

BBTS Update: 01/14/11

STAR WARS NEW PRE-ORDERS

STAR WARS WALL PANELS
These new 2′ by 6′ stickable panels from RoomMates come in a variety of Star Wars designs.  Classic Cast, Anakin Skywalker, C-3P0 & R2-D2, Yoda & Obi-Wan Kenobi, Classic Dark Side, Dark Side and Clone Trooper options are all listed, priced at $44.99 each.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=Star+Wars+Wall+Panel

STAR WARS 12″ CLONE SERGEANT FIGURE
The latest in Sideshow’s Militaries of Star Wars line is this Clone Sergeant with green detailing.  He comes with swappable hands and feet, along with a laser rifle and display stand, and is priced at $84.99, $5 off the MSRP for the piece.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SSC10987&mode=retail

STAR WARS NEW ARRIVALS

STAR WARS COMIC TWO-PACKS EXCLUSIVES – SET, SINGLES
We’ve received a shipment of the new Star Wars Comic Two-Pack exclusives, and we currently have them in stock.  Two-Packs include Montross & Jaster mereel at $19.99, and Soontir Fel & Ysanne Isard, Jarael & Rohlan Dyre and Deliah Blue & Darth Nihl at $17.99.  We also have them listed as a set of 4, priced at $69.99.
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=Comic+Two-Packs+Exclusive

————- MORE PRE-ORDERS FROM BIG BAD TOY STORE ————-

D-ARTS MEGA MAN X ACTION FIGURE
The new D-Arts line by Bandai Japan continues with this Mega Man X figure. This ‘spiritual descendant’ of Mega Man measures about 5″ tall and comes with alternate faces, hands and arm parts, plus rotating blast effects. He is listed at $39.99, and is set to arrive in May.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BAN13540&mode=retail

BIOHAZARD 5 VIDEO GAME MASTERPIECE JILL VALENTINE – BATTLE SUIT VERSION

Hot Toys has announced a new Resident Evil/Biohazard figure.  This one is from Biohazard 5 and has Jill Valentine in her Battle Suit.  It includes a number of weapon accessories as well as alternate hands and more, and is currently listed at $199.99, although this price may decrease once a domestic supply is found.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HOT10327&mode=retail

MARVEL PLUSHIES

Funko expands their cool lineup of plush figures with six of the most popular Marvel Heroes.  Hulk, Spidey, Thor, Wolverine, Captain America and Iron Man have each been listed at only $9.99 each – collect them all.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=marvel+plushies

THREEA HEAVY BRAMBLE – AFRICAN, WESTERN

The latest World War Robot figure is the Heavy Bramble.  This 14.5″ tall figure comes with a 21.5″ long RPG and in two colorways – African Def and Western Def.  Each piece is listed at $269.99, $10 off the MSRP.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=Heavy+Bramble

SCREAM 4 – FIGURES, HEAD KNOCKER

In advance of the upcoming movie, NECA has announced a pair of new figures as well as a Head Knocker.  The figure series includes Ghostface and a Zombie Ghostface, and we have them as a set of two for $34.99, a case of 8 (6 regular, 2 zombie) at $109.99, and singles of Ghostface at $16.99.  We also have the Ghostface Head Knocker, priced at $17.99.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2551&category=7228

KUP 01 HEAD KIT

iGear has also produced a set of two replacement heads for the upcoming Generations Kup figure.  Both more accurately reflect the look and personality of the cranky old vet, and one even comes with a cygar (the Transformers version of a cigar) in his mouth.  The set even comes with a storage box that fits in the bed of the truck, and is priced at $15.99.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=IGR10009&mode=retail

MP HEAD ACCESSORIES – SET, SINGLES

iGear has launched a line of replacement heads for the Masterpiece Transformers figures.  These heads more accurately reflect the anime versions of Prime, Ultra Magnus and Nemesis Prime (or at least his look), and are available individually at $19.99 each, or $49.99 for the set of three.  Each head also comes with a small stand for separate display.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=MP+Head

WEIRD ACCOUTREMENTS STUFF:  KIM JONG-IL, ZOMBIES, BUDDHA

We’ve just listed another batch of fun and zany items from Accoutrements, including artwork featuring Kim Jong-Il as a Centaur,  Abe Lincoln as a zombie,  circus sideshow action figures, water bottles and more.  Check it all out here:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=accoutrements

MARVEL, KINGDOM HEARTS, TRON – KEYCHAINS & DESK EQUIPMENT BY MONOGRAM

A variety of cool licensed keychains, paperweights, and other collectibles from Monogram has just been listed, including minature skateboards and more:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=monogram

CAPTAIN HOOK PREMIUM FORMAT FIGURE

This new statue of Captain hook stands 23.5″ tall and is taken from the Disney animated movie.  it show the Captain ready for a sword battle, while a hungry crocodile waits nearby with open jaws, and we have it listed at $309.99, $15 off of the MSRP.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SSC10985&mode=retail

LEGOLAS 14″ STATUE

Sideshow’s new Legolas statue is so close to the movie character that it almost looks photographic.  It portrays Legolas reaching for an arrow in his quiver while holding his bow out, and we have it listed at $214.99, saving you $10 off of the MSRP.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=SSC10986&mode=retail

RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE AXEMAN 15″ STATUE

Hollywood Collectibles has announced a new statue from the “Resident Evil: Afterlife” movie.  The monstrous AxeMan statue stands 15″ tall with a bloody 17″ long axe, and is listed at $199.99.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HCO10090&mode=retail

20″ BLACK BEAUTY CAR REPLICA

This heavyweight polystone replica comes from the new “Green Hornet” movie, and is hand painted with a display base.  It comes with two different sets of hood mounted machine guns so that you can display it however you’d like, and is limited to 100 pieces.  This replica is priced at $299.99, and should arrive in March.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HCG10005&mode=retail

METAL SONIC STATUE – REGULAR, SET OF REGULAR & EXCLUSIVE

First4Figures’ next Sonic Statue is the robotic Metal Sonic.  The statue shows him revved up and ready to go, and is limited to 1500 pieces.  We have the regular version listed at $149.99, $10 off the MSRP, and we also have a listing for a set of the regular & exclusive versions.  The exclusive version lights up in the eyes, chest and speed effect, and is limited to 350 pieces; we have the set priced at $319.99.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=metal+sonic+statue

DISNEY TRADITIONS

We have listed a number of new Disney Traditions figures by Enesco.  For the Holiday season we have Santa Mickey with Pluto at $64.99, Elf Donald with Cookies at $39.99 and a Tinkerbell on Poinsettia Tree Topper at $49.99.  For Halloween we have Frankenstein Goofy, Mummy Mickey and Devil Donald, each at $21.99.  Finally, we have Marionette versions (not sure yet if they are figurines or actual marionettes) of Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy, at $37.99 each.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=disney+traditions

JSI 1/18 UNITED STATES NAVY VF-154 BLACK KNIGHTS – MERIT EXCLUSIVE EDITION

This 1/18 scale airplane is 41.5″ long with an extended wingspan of 42.5″, and is sized to fit GI Joe figures and other 3.75″ – 4″ military figures.  This special version is limited to 888 pieces and is packed with detail, lights and weapons, and we have it listed at $274.99, saving you $23 off the MSRP.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=JSI10009&mode=retail

WATCHMEN DR. MANHATTAN COLOSSAL HEROCLIX FIGURE

This Heroclix item was only available for a short time at conventions last year, but now it will be available at retail, with a new paintjob to boot. He stands over 14″ tall and will come with a new map and scenario, and we have him listed at $66.99, saving you $17 off of the MSRP.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=NEC11498&mode=retail

NEW 2011 TONNER DOLLS

Tonner has announced a number of new dolls for 2011.  Among them are dolls from the recent “Alice in Wonderland” movie (including a limited edition set of Tweedle Dum & Tweedle Dee), along with Rapunzel from “Tangled”, Kermit in a Wild Hogs Jacket and Miss Piggy in a Hog Wild outfit, dolls from “Gone with the Wind”, “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”, “Clash of the Titans”, “Vampire Diaries” and a Hermione Granger 12″ doll from “Harry Potter”.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/company.aspx?company=330&browse=1

NEW SAINT SEIYA

Bandai Japan has announced a couple of new Saint Seiya items.  The Japan Import edition of the God Cloth Pegasus Seiya is to have die-cast pieces and is listed at $74.99, while the Black Phoenix is priced at $59.99.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=447&category=2804

TNA 2011 FIGURES

WE have recently listed the upcoming assortments of the Deluxe Impact and Cross the Line TNA Series from Jakks Pacific.  We have Deluxe Impact Series 05 – 11 listed as sets of 6 at $59.99 or cases of 12 at $119.99 depending on the assortment, as well as Cross the Line Series 04 – 07 as sets of 3 two-packs, at $49.99.  The lineups are listed for most assortments, so feel free to take a look and get your pre-orders in.  We also have the TNA Four-Sided Ring listed at $14.99, giving your figures a great display space.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2211

UFC DELUXE FIGURES CASES

We have also updated our listings for the UFC Deluxe Figure Series, with new assortments 12 – 15 added at $129.99 per case of 12.  These assortments are also listed out, although they are subject to change.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1890

————- MORE NEW ARRIVALS  FROM BIG BAD TOY STORE ————-

BLACKEST NIGHT SERIES 07

This assortment includes Black Lantern Superman and Black Lantern Terra with Scar, priced at $16.99 each; Red Lantern Mera with Dex-Starr, priced at $17.99; and Sinestro Corps Arkillo, priced at $18.99.  We also have them available as a set of 4, priced at $59.99.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/search.aspx?search=blackest+night+07

THREEZERO/ASHLEY WOOD POPBOT & BADBOT – SET, SINGLES

The new Popbot and Badbot figures from Threezero have arrived.  These robots stand over 14″ tall, and we have them available singly at $139.99 each, or as a set of two for $259.99.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=1261&category=4866

XOVERGEN GRAND PATRIOT SET

New manufacturer XOvergen has shipped us the new Grand Patriot figure.  This transforming vehicle appears to be a cross between Optimus Prime and an Army vehicle, and the set includes one colored each way – one in red & blue, and one in green.  This figure is about 19cm tall in robot mode and about 32 cm long in vehicle mode, and is limited to just 1000 sets worldwide; we have the set of two listed at $179.99.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=XVG10000&mode=retail

RESURRECTION OF THE DALEKS COLLECTOR SET

This new set includes the Fifth Doctor, along with the Dalek’s Leader Davros, the Supreme Dalek and a ‘Resurrection’ Dalek.  We currently have a limited quantity in stock, priced at $59.99 per set.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=UND10375&mode=retail

DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS – PERI & SIL WITH TANK

Our second new Doctor Who item is the boxed set of the Sixth Doctor’s companion Peri and mining envoy Sil, along with his water tank.  This set is listed at $39.99.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=UND10358&mode=retail

DOCTOR WHO CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE BOX SET

This third item includes a non-electronic TARDIS with opening doors, as well as figures of the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond in her ‘Police’ Uniform.  This set is perfect for fans of the Fifth Season of the new show, and is listed at $49.99.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=UND10366&mode=retail

FATHOM ASPEN MATTHEWS 16″ STATUE

This statue has the heroine rising out of the surf, with brightly colored wings from her shoulders and a fish tail at the end of her legs.  It measures 16″ tall by 10″ wide, and is priced at $259.99, saving you $40 off of the MSRP.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=ASP10007&mode=retail

SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO 1/350 SCALE MODEL KIT

This model kit comes in a gigantic box, and the ship is about 30″ long when assembled.  It has all manner of moving parts, lights and sounds, which are outlined on our webpage; it will require cement and paint to complete.  This fantastic model is probably the best version out there, and we have it priced at $624.99.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=BAN11066&mode=retail

THE KING’S POWER PARTS CUSTOM WINGS

CrazyDevy’s upgrade wing set for Predaking is back in stock.  This huge wing set is 14k plated and comes with an add-on set to protect your original wings from scratching and damage, and we have it listed at $59.99.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=CRD10017&mode=retail

HOTHEAD HEADROBOT RESTOCK

We’ve received a small restock shipment of this Headrobot figure.  He comes loaded with weapons and can fit either the original Headmaster figures or the recent Classic Hardhead or Onslaught figures, and is priced at $34.99.

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=HRB10002&mode=retail

Clone Wars S2 Episode 13: “Monster”

The Clone Wars returns tonight with an all-new episode titled “Monster”:

When Count Dooku calls upon the Nightsisters seeking a replacement for Ventress, she and her kin seize the opportunity to exact revenge. Ventress visits the far side of Dathomir and the males of the planet seeking the most brutal and powerful warrior among them. Through their witchcraft, the Nightsisters transform Savage Opress into a monstrous killer designed to turn on his new master.

This is an episode you aren’t going to want to miss!

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