K & C Collectibles has in-stock the New Black Series 6″ Speeder Bike with Biker Scout and 6″ Jabba the Hutt. New this week the Battle on Endor Battle Pack 3 3/4″ with AT-ST vehicle. Bust Up’s Series 1 through Series 6 from Gentle Giant, M-Pire M & M Plush Buddies, Unleashed Battle Packs, Jumbo Action Figures and Mini Bust from Gentle Giant and LEGO’s. Click on through for their latest newsletter.
We have just received a tip that the 18 figure case assortment of The Black Series has been canceled and will be replaced by “something else”. Bear in mind, that doesn’t necessarily mean the figures themselves are canceled, just the uber-large case assortment. More details to come…
After one of the largest droughts in modern Star Wars collecting history, new Star Wars items are being found (mostly at Target so far), including the very cool new Mos Eisley Cantina by Lego. While not all Target stores have officially put these items on the shelves yet, some have (and the most others have them in their stockrooms by now for imminent aisle resets). So keep your eyes peeled, and hopefully many of you have been saving your collecting dollars for the influx of new product that is about to bombard the toy aisles!
PROS: Despite being another Anakin Skywalker from Revenge of the Sith, Hasbro manages to knock out a great figure with all the articulation you expect for the 6″ scale. A little refining in the paint details is required in the face but the overall sculpt is solid – especially the “Anakin” head sculpt which at its core looks a heck of a lot like Hayden Christensen. There are some nice mixes of paint finishes as well, using gloss and matte where applicable.
CONS: Even now, 12 figures into the line, Hasbro’s factories are still having paint apps issues. The irises on both head sculpts could use a lot more care in their application and one eye on each head sculpt (on my sample) has problems. The head sculpt skin tones don’t really match the neck paint apps causing a weird contrast in color under in certain sources of light. The plastic tabards that comprise his torso, inhibit the poseability of the arms slightly where you can’t establish a strong two-handed grip on the lightsaber hilt. Although the articulation is executed well overall, I’d prefer ball-joint/insert-molded hips to allow for a greater range of poses. Finally, I think the gloved forearm and hand should be darker in color as it currently matches his tunic.
Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.
Jedi-Con announced yesterday their Hasbro exclusive for their 2014 convention and it looks like collectors in Germany will get their chance at the SDCC “exclusive” 6″ Black Series Jabba the Hutt’s Throne Room set as well. It is limited to 1200 pieces – pre-orders are available now for a discount and sets will be available at the event as well.
2014’s San Diego Comic-Con International is in the books, but there was so much at the convention it is impossible to absorb it all in 5 days–both for those at the convention as well as fans watching from home.
But now that the chaos is over take time to absorb all the news about new and upcoming releases from Hasbro, Sideshow Collectibles, eFX Collectibles, Gentle Giant, and Kotobukiya! If you missed their panels on Friday you can relive them on Star Wars Action News’ first part of their SDCC coverage. Watch these presentations and find out about all the upcoming new items.
Then join us later for the second part of San Diego Comic-Con coverage with exclusive interviews, product reviews, and news about all the exclusives at the convention!
Release late October RRP£50 from diamond comics wholesalers. So all uk comic stores can order this product. Head to your local comic shop and order by next Monday to guarantee your orders uk fans !!!