StarWarsShop updated tonight with the SDCC Exclusive Visionaries Cyborg Darth Maul/Owen Lars Comic Pack Get yours NOW!
You’ve seen a few scans of the packaging for the TRU Exclusive AT-AT in Vintage Packaging, now we’ve taken a few shots of the actual box itself on display at SDCC. Head to our facebook page for the full gallery!
LEGO has sent out a press release revealing this year’s SDCC exclusives – Star Wars Cube Dudes! There are 5 different characters from the Clone Wars series in the set: R2-D2, C-3PO, Yoda, Captain Rex and Obi-Wan Kenobi. LEGO will be selling 450 per day and purchase is decided by raffle. So stop by the LEGO Booth to learn more and visit StarWars.com for more images.
As we gear up for Comic Con, let’s take a look at the new Jabba the Hutt.
So what’s in store?
Packaging: Standard to all the Shadow the the Darkside packaging, Captain Rex overlooks the dark sky and we are given an amazing piece of art of everything that is contained in the box: Jabba, throne, Salacious Crumb, and Oola the Dancing Girl!
So what about the figure set itself?:
The throne is all new with rolling wheels and GREAT sculpting detail on the surface. The gargoyle heads on the front and sides look great but are TINY. They do have real metal rings though! The hooka is just a rehash of what we got in the SAGA Ultra set….nothing new there. Thrown in for a little decoration is eight pillows of various colors and sizes, a suprise (but welcomed) touch!
Salacious Crumb is a slight retool on the Crumb that was included with the TAC C-3PO. Well sculpted, but sits awakwardly on the throne (because he was sculpted to be sitting on C-3PO’s shoulders).
Oola is the stand out hit from the whole set. All new sculpt, super articulated and soft goods outfit (yes, you can even recreate the infamous breast reveal shot from the film). The body of the figure is just a “blank” female body (think Barbie but green).
Jabba himself is all new, beautifully sculpted (even includes the tail scar and the arm tattoo). He has articulation in the head and arms and a “bendy” tail. However…………there is a HUGE flaw with this figure. The body is hollow and the material is a VERY, VERY thin rubbery material covering the body (anyone remember those horrible talking Yodas from the past) that’s what we are dealing with here. Do not be surprised if the body splits and tears over time. MAJOR disappointment.
Overall, pleased with the set, will make a great diorama, and by far the most accurate Jabba to date!
Stay tuned into Yakface as we begin to unload the secrets at San Diego Comic Con 2010! For all the photos, be sure to visit our Facebook page with the complete preview gallery!
The new goods continue to pour in at Toys”R”Us – including the massive Separatist scientist, Kul Teska!
Unless Toys”R”Us runs a promotion, this sucker is going to set you back $14.99… but by the pic above, you can see just how big he is compared to Wat Tambor… but you can decide for yourself if he’s worth it after the jump!
Confirming our rumor report from back in May, eBay power seller “Tunghori” has posted images of 3 clone troopers from the Hidden Enemy Battle Pack. This themed set is based off of the Season 1 CW episode of the same name and includes (so far) clone troopers Gus, Slick and Chopper – complete with Battle Droid finger souvenir necklace! Head to JediDefender for the pics.
PROS: “Wormie” finally gets his friends! Well articulated – perfect for Tatooine diorama filler or for fans of cutscene and/or concept figures in general. Plus, they make a great accompaniment to the Academy Biggs Darklighter and Floppy Hat Luke from the TAC line.
CONS: For myself, none but some might consider them a little obscure and difficult to track down after the convention. Accessories are a little light. I would have liked to see Fixer include a set of macrobinoculars.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this set is worth adding to your collection.
Thanks to Hasbro and Hunter PR for providing us this advance sample.
Entertainment Earth has just sent out emails informing customers who preordered their upcoming Comic Pack Exclusives by the case that the price for these items has dropped.
Not too bad for what looks like some of the best Comic Packs out of the entire line. You’ll also notice the price drop on their website, which is good through Friday. After that, the price will return to normal.
Once again, eBay seller Star Wars Army Store reveals another upcoming figure, this time Nicanas Tassu, who was present during the Battle of Geonosis.
Could this be part of another upcoming Target 2-pk? Share your thoughts in the forums, and thanks to stroebel83 for the sharp eye!
Our Yarkora spies have passed along some new treats today. Next up is a Clone Commando Squadcontaining 4 Clone Troopers (Clone Trooper w/Space Gear, Captain Rex (Cold Assault Gear, Clone Pilot and ARF Trooper). Judging by the packaging this could be a foreign release and/or a yet-to-be-determined US exclusive set. In any event, click the image above for a closer look.
Gentle Giant has revealed the packaging for the SDCC exclusive 12″ Vintage Stormtrooper and has also give us a sneak preview of the next offering in the new line: Sand People! Clicky the pics above for a closer look.
The crew at JediInsider has posted a first look at the packaging for the upcoming SDCC exclusive Darth Maul/Owen Lars Visionaries Comic Pack. Designed to reflect the new “Shadow of the Darkside” style packaging for 2010, this set features a unique slipcase outerbox containing the traditionally packaged two pack. Look for this to be available at SDCC and later through HasbroToyShop and StarWarsShop.com for $14.99. Head on over for a closer look and then weigh in with your thoughts on this in our forums
Our friends over at Jedinews have scored some great new pics of this upcoming mailaway Clone Wars figure directly from Hasbro! Head on over there and check out the new pics!
Thanks to Paulskywalker for the heads up.
Our scoundrel buddy at Han’s Hideout smuggled a nice look and the upcoming Exclusive Visionaries Darth Maul/Owen Lars Comic Pack this week in their QnA from Hasbro. Make the jump to lightspeed to Han’s Hideout for a closer look.