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Episode 330: 2012 Big Bang — Figure Reviews

On January 30th all the stores on your toy runs will have the new stock of Star Wars figures from Hasbro. From Vintage to Movie Heroes to Clone Wars, Hasbro has figures, battle packs, fleet vehicles, and more ready to be released. But across the country, mostly at Wal Mart, toys have been spotted early. And on this week’s Star Wars Action News, your hosts Arnie and Marjorie have a bunch in hand to review.

Listen to this week’s episode of Star Wars Action News for hands on reviews of the new Titanium Vehicle 3-Packs, the Toys”R”Us exclusive battle pack, the new Hasbro Fleet vehicles, the full first wave of Hasbro Movie Heroes figures, as well as The Vintage Collection figures like the Battle Droid, Ben Quadinaros, and Quinlan Vos! Plus, be sure to check out the enhanced podcast with pictures of all these new items as well!

With Star Wars Valentine candy that may make your mouth bleed, and a moving-lips Yoda plushie, it’s all this week on the Star Wars Action News podcast!

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New Product Continues to Trickle Out

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.

TVC Deleted Scene Images at Sandtroopers

It’s a month before Toy Fair so what better time to spoil some of Hasbro’s fun with a first look at carded shots of the Blu-Ray Deleted Scene wave of Vintage Collection figures. Head on over to Sandtroopers.com for images of Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction), Princess Leia (Sandstorm Outfit), Lando Calrissian (Sandstorm Outfit), Colonial Cracken (Millennium Falcon Crew), Rebel Pilot (Mon Calamari) and more!

Toyguide Update: VC63 B-Wing Pilot (Keyan Farlander)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of the B-Wing Pilot (Keyan Farlander) (VC63) from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: A solid sculpt from the TLC Evolution set makes for a great release on the Vintage card. The perfect accompaniment to the Kmart exclusive B-Wing Fighter. 

CONS: The relatively unexciting nature of the figure, coupled with it shipping on two different cardbacks pretty much guaranteed this figure “pegwarmer” status. Keyan Farlander again? Really?

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

Toyguide Update: VC62 Han Solo (In Trench Coat)

The Yakface Toyguide updates resume today with the addition of Han Solo (In Trench Coat) (VC62) from The Vintage Collection.

PROS: Great articulation, paint and the new coat fits well and looks good. Overall a nice improvement of the 2006 version.

CONS: Kind of seems like a wasted slot in the Vintage Collection considering he’s been released on a Vintage card before.

Head to the toyguide for the full image gallery and to judge for yourself whether this figure is worth adding to your collection.

You can also weigh in with your impressions on the figures we add to our toyguide on facebook and in our forums.

2012 Deluxe Figures – $19.99?

Recently our friends at Jedidefender.com brought to our attention that it looks like Hasbro is planning on consumers paying more for their 2012 Star Wars line, and now Toyrus.com is listing the new 2012 Deluxe line for the staggering price of $19.99 – even more staggering when one considers the first wave is nothing but repacks and repaints.

How will even more price increases (especially on items that have been in circulation over and over throughout the years) affect the success of the line?  It seems each year more collectors throw in the towel – hopefully we’ll see some pleasant surprises at Toy Fair this February to make us all feel better about it.

NOTE – Forum member combatjedi found these at Wal-Mart already for $16.97, so hopefully that’s a positive sign.

The Vintage Collection Clearances

Following a report by JediTempleArchives.com regarding leftovers of the 2010-2011 pegwarmers from The Vintage Collection being marked down on clearance at Wal-Mart, I came across markdowns as well here in St. Louis.

Markdowns may vary by store (or at all) but it might be worth your while to still keep your eyes peeled for some good deals before the official release date of January 30.