Here is a quick update from bigbadtoystore.com about a ton of new pre-orders and more cool new arrivals
To celebrate the return of 1999′s Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3-D, Gentle Giant presents the special commemorative exclusive Yoda With 3-D glasses Mini Bust. This highly-detailed, film-accurate collectible puts the Jedi Master in the theater seat, with a box of “Obi-Wan Cinemas” popcorn and a removable pair of “3-D” styled glasses which sport real red and blue cellophane gel lenses. This hand-numbered limited edition is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity. Available at WonderCon 2012 in Anaheim, CA!
While doing some sleuthing tonight, I discovered that a certain big box store *cough* Walmart *cough* has possibly inadvertently posted an image of the upcoming MTT Droid Carrier on their website. If you head over to their Star Wars section and scroll through the 3D images you’ll notice one of them is in fact the MTT. You’ll also notice that the Battle Droids included in this set are all upright, which conflicts with the reports that most of them were in their collapsed/storage mode.
Also of interest, since this is being shown on Walmart’s site that seems to negate the possibility of this being an exclusive to Target. Click the image above for a closer look.
General Mills Offers Collectable Star WarsTM Pens in Specially Marked Packages of Big G Cereal to Celebrate Episode I 3D Launch
We are receiving word that the Walmart exclusive assortment of “Discover the Force” figures have made their way as far east as Texas.
The Phantom Menace is returning to theaters and the Star Wars marketing machine is partying like it’s 1999! Puzzles, 3-D glasses, notebooks, coloring books, and more is hitting shelves to tie into the theatrical release hype. And with Valentine’s Day coming a few short days after The Phantom Menace’s release, the Valentine’s Day Star Wars items have exploded all over the Target holiday aisle. Classroom Valentine sets, boxes of chocolates, candies in steins, plushies, teddy bears, and so much more, we run it all down on this week’s Star Wars Action News!
The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of our first basic figure for the 2012 “Darth Maul” product line. We kick things off with Anakin Skywalker (CW1) from The Clone Wars. Read on for a more in-depth review of this new version.
Yakreader Frank writes in with word of a giveaway taking place at AMC Theaters for the launch of Episode I in 3D next month. Read on for the full report!
Hasbro’s theoretical street date of Jan. 30 continues to be ignored. We’re receiving reports daily of collectors finding new products at their local Target and Walmart stores. In fact, today I managed to score myself the entire Vintage TPM wave and New Clone Wars assortment at Walmart. Remember, persistence pays off sometimes, but it also costs an arm and a leg too.