Toys”R”us is having a one-day sale that appears to have slipped under the radar – the Battle on Endor Battle Pack! Most of us already have the pack-ins from this set and it seems many of our forum members see this set as a waste of time, but it’s still a good value for this price. Sale valid in-store and online
Have you bought this set yet or does this sale price push you toward finally making this purchase? Head on over the forums and share your thoughts.
Personal Note: I think Hasbro should have dumped the AT-ST and added in the new Speederbike mold and a slightly revised POTF2 Endor Bunker (with new doors and new paint scheme) instead. I know I would have been more likely to purchase this set if that were the case, and I have a hunch many of you would have too.
Entertainment Earth is now taking preorders for their exclusive Landspeeder Bottle Opener.
- An Entertainment Earth Exclusive – have a drink with a sci-fi classic, only at Entertainment Earth!
- Don’t drink and drive – but do open your drink with this amazing intergalactic ride!
- Shiny, heavy metal finish is beautiful – it will look amazing in your kitchen, bar, or hidden desk drawer!
Tonight while photographing the Saga Legends Ezra Bridger figure (SL02), I discovered a curious variant. Click on through for the details.
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Our friends at The Wolfpack Podcast scored the Target Exclusive Star Wars Rebels TIE Advanced Prototype with Inquisitor figure from Target. It appears that the assortment breaks down as follows 2x Phantom with Kanan and 1 TIE Advanced Prototype with Inquisitor.
Gentle Giant is prepping a huge Halloween “Slash-A-Thon” inventory sale loaded with previously sold out products that command quite a high price on the secondary market. Items included Jumbo Kenner figures, mini bust, statues, maquettes, PGM exclusives and more. Sale starts today at noon PT and runs until November 7. Items available are very limited some as little as 1 and as many as 15 so don’t delay.
Thanks to a tip from a local collecting friend at JediDefender, I managed to find the Target Exclusive Star Wars Rebels The Phantom Attack Shuttle with Kanan vehicles on shelf. Oddly enough, it shares the same DPCI with the non-exclusive vehicles (087-06-1382) so doing a search won’t necessarily yield success in finding them.
Hot Toys has officially taken the wraps off of their Sixth Scale Movie Masterpiece Stormtrooper figure(s). There are a few options available as you’ll be able purchase a single stormtrooper (30cm tall), a Stormtrooper set that includes 2 troopers of varied heights (30cm and 28cm) which also includes a bonus exclusive heavy blaster rifle and mouse droid and a third option (available in select markets) that includes the bonus accessories PLUS a weapon rack.
Watch for an official preorder announcement soon from Sideshow Collectibles.
The final Star Wars themed Figurine set is now available through DisneyStore.com. The Empire Strikes Back set includes: Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot), Stormtrooper, R2-D2, Boba Fett, Han Solo in Carbonite and Yoda. This and the other two movie sets are available for $12.95 each
Target.com has re-listed their exclusive 6″ Black Series Imperial Shadow Squadron pack. It is currently not available for order and their “Find In Store” feature is disabled, but you can bookmark the page if you want to go the online route.
The Yakface Toyguide updates resume with our next entry in the The Black Series 6″ line. Today, we take a look at the Target Exclusive Imperial Shadow Squadron.
PROS: For essentially being a set of “repaints”, this set (for me) seems to be worth the $50 pricepoint. The overall presentation is great with Hasbro foregoing the standard (read “bland”) packaging insert for a nice hangar scene. The figures themselves are nice too as there is a blend of black and dark blue to help separate the armor from the body glove of each trooper. The sparse deco is well done with each application seeming to hit its intended mark.
CONS: The packaging is the egregious offender here as the tray that holds the figures/vehicle causes warping to the Shadow Scout visor and the speeder bike handle bars. Fortunately, these deflections can be easily remedied by submerging the effected parts in hot water for a few minutes. The reissued weapons for each figure leave something to be desired as they are cast in a simple gray plastic with no paint apps which ultimately feels cheap. Shadow repaints, already?
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.
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