Thanks to a local collector friend of mine, I was able to find a complete set of TVC wave 3 (the Malgus Wave) at my local Target this morning. This marks the first time I’ve seen Malgus at retail let alone a complete wave of new figures since January.
Upon the reveal of the new Target Exclusive Droid 3-pk by Sandtroopers.com, forums and social media outlets have been abuzz. Forum member JACKOFTRADZE over at JediDefender was quick to point out that Power Droid included in this set is actually a new sculpt and not a simple repaint of a previously released Gonk Droid mold. Based upon the discussions, I whipped up a quick analysis of the differences between this new sculpt and the prior versions to point out just where some of the differences lie.
Click the image above for a breakdown.
Forum member Grimace found a nice assortment of Vintage Collection figures today at his local Target in Central Iowa. Hopefully the dam will break soon for those in need.
Our friends at JediDefender are reporting that next week starting Sunday, 5/27 through 6/2, Target is having a Buy One, Get One 50% Off sale on Star Wars merchandise (excluding LEGO, of course). Hopefully this will be just the thing to clear the pipeline for newer waves of TVC, Movie Heroes and Clone Wars figures!
Target has placed all of their Star Wars LEGO sets on sale this week. Head to your local store or Target.com to check out the deals.
Hasbro is officially making Ziro the Hutt! The caveat is that he’s coming as an exclusive in the Fighter Pod line. Head on over to Sandtroopers.com for a closer look at a special Fighter Pod tin set that will be exclusive to Target later this year.
Sorry for getting your hopes up Clone Wars fans.
Our friends at Sandtroopers.com have posted the first look at an upcoming Sith-centric battle pack! Head on over for packaged and loose shots of the Target Exclusive Darth Maul Returns set featuring post-op Darth Maul, Savage Opress (Armored) and a Nightsister (not Mother Talzin).
Star Wars sales continue as the ramp up for Easter hits its peak; both Toys R Us and Target are both having half-off sales on Star Wars this week. On the latest Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie run down the sales, including how to maximize your Fighter Pods purchase, and where you can get an Ultimate Force F/X lightsaber for $10 shipped!
Also on this week’s podcast your Star Wars Action News hosts look at the latest online offerings, from large items, like Sideshow Collectibles’ life-sized Darth Malgus statue, to small items, such as Gentle Giant’s Wondercon exclusive Yoda mini-bust.
With Nathan continuing his series of comic pack reports, Steve reporting in with a toy find in the UK, and Marjorie tells how the Star Wars marketing machine shaped a very large purchase, all on this week’s Star Wars Action News!
Our friends at JediDefender are reporting that in this coming Sunday’s paper, there will be a 50% off one Star Wars toy* coupon in Target’s weekly circular. You’d be well served picking up a couple extra papers to maximize your potential savings.
*Sale excludes LEGO building sets.