Upon my travels this weekend hunting for the latest Vintage and Clone Wars goodies, I managed to stumble across a handy little carrying case over in the LEGO aisle at Walmart. The LEGO ZipBin TIE Fighter Storage Case holds approximately 500 LEGO bricks and doubles as a playmat when unzipped and opened and retails for about $10.
Haven’t had your fill of Clone Wars products yet? You’re in luck then as Sandtroopers.com has posted image of the upcoming Walmart Exclusive Ultimate Gift Set that was revealed at SDCC a few weeks back. This set includes Space Suit Anakin, Count Dooku, Super Battle Droid, Battle Droid and Captain Rex. Look for this to hit store shelves around October. Sandtroopers also comes through with an image of the packaging for the ultra-cool Mandalorion Assault Transport Head on over for the full reports.
UPDATE: Galactic Binder’s Facebook page is reporting that these 2 new sets were found in the Memphis, TN area (Germantown) a few days ago.
VolkerC over at POTF2.com has posted images of 2 new Walmart Exclusive Deluxe Vehicles w/Figure Sets due later this year. Head on over for a look at the BARC Speeder with Clone Trooper “Buzz” and another repainted AT-RT with ARF Trooper.
Our friends at Jedi Temple Archives have reported that Vintage Collection Wave 6 has hit Wal-Mart in the New Jersey area. For those keeping score, that is 22 figures (not counting packaging variants) in a few short weeks and depending on pricing in your area, that equates to over$200.00!
Sir Steve’s Guide has gotten their hands on a preliminary list of figures that has been discovered in the bowels of the Wal-mart databanks. Head on over for the complete list.
Remember, this is an unofficial list and product release schedules may change or be dropped all together, but this list does look promising.
Still need to score the new AT-AT and are waiting for a real deal? You might want to hold out for one more week, as this is going to be part of the Walmart Toyland Catalog promotion starting on 11/7 and running through 11/24. The BAT-AT will be on sale for $79.00 – a savings of $20! Basic figures will be on rollback as well for $6.00 each. Click the image above for a preview.
Some Wal-Marts are now slashing prices significantly on old Legacy product, including their exclusive Comic Packs which have been found in the $5.00 range. Thanks to DarthSinizter for the heads up.
Facebook follower Fernando posted on our wall today that the exclusive Jabba’s Throne w/Oola has crept out onto Walmart shelves in Southern California. Thanks for the report Fernando!
Not only does Walmart.com have some of the new Star Wars item in stock, but they are listing the new Legends figures for $4.50. Could this be good news that Wal-Mart will continue to keep basic figures (outside of vintage) at a great price once these hit stores? We should know pretty soon!
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!