Posted by Chuck | October 31, 2008 at 05:26 PM ET |
Halloween from BBTS! Here
is a quick update
about a wide variety
of new arrivals and more new preorders.
Posted by Chuck | October 31, 2008 at 04:45 PM ET |
Giant has announced their Premier Guild distribution plans for the Forbidden
Galactic Marine MB and Coruscant Guard Maquette. The Galactic
Marine will go on sale on Nov. 21st, and the Coruscant Guard Maquette will go on
sale sometime in December. More details will be released as the order dates get closer.
Posted by Chuck | October 31, 2008 at 04:36 PM ET |
if the 12"
Han in Carbonite
wasn't enough, Sideshow now has up for pre-order a 1/4 scale
Slave Leia! Click
for the exclusive version, and here
the regular version! The Exclusive
also comes with a Salacious Crumb companion
Posted by Chuck | October 30, 2008 at 09:35 PM ET |
been a long time coming, but Sideshow Collectibles is finally adding another accessory
to the Jabba the Hutt Throne Room environment: Han Solo in Carbonite! Check out the
sneak preview here
! This piece will go on sale in an upcoming Newsletter, so stay
Posted by Chuck | October 30, 2008 at 09:14 AM ET |
or destroyer droids, are more dangerous and harder to stop than battle droids or
super battle droids. Armed with twin blasters and programmed to destroy, they can
surround themselves with a protective energy shield or curl into balls and roll into
attack at great speed. Check out the 30th Anniversary Collection
version of this
Posted by Chuck | October 29, 2008 at 05:13 PM ET |
Planet has the two Gentle Giant exclusives availale directly from their Web
for the Galactic Marine and here
for the Senate Guard. Get them before
they are gone!
Posted by Chuck | October 29, 2008 at 07:02 AM ET |
This past week, James Luceno's
newest Star Wars book, Millennium Falcon, was released. Coming out two months earlier
than planned, it jumped to .5 past lightspeed and swapped places with Matthew Stover's
Shadows of Mindor, and arrived at your local bookstore. This week we focus on the
release of this new book with a spoiler-free (as possible) review of the book, and
an interview with the author where we discuss the finer points of Millennium Flacon
as well as his cancelled Darth Plageous novel.
Posted by Chuck | October 28, 2008 at 01:14 PM ET |
Amidala, in her fireside dress from AOTC, is the latest update as we come closer
to finishing off the TAC
basic figure line.
Posted by Chuck | October 27, 2008 at 06:35 PM ET |
more Toys "R" Us exclusive vehicles
sporting the new "Clone Wars
Variant" colors. Each vehicle comes with a repacked figure. Extra clones are always
nice, but why Grievous instead of an army building battle droid?
Posted by Chuck | October 27, 2008 at 06:33 PM ET |
from Autograph Bounty Hunter. More on Collectormania and Fan Days
Posted by Chuck | October 26, 2008 at 12:35 PM ET |
is our next addition to the 30th
Anniversary Collection Visual Guide
, complete with power harness and upgraded
sculpt! Check this astromech droid and the exclusive collectors coin below...
Posted by Chuck | October 26, 2008 at 10:55 AM ET |
has their 7th
posted. Swing by to see if there is anything you missed
from the Oct. 24th Web-wide Q&A.
Posted by Chuck | October 26, 2008 at 08:38 AM ET |
The Weelky Collectorate Update!
There are a lot of abbreviations associated with Star Wars collecting. Heck, any collecting for that matter. The abbreviations that collectors encounter can be a challenge if you don't know what they mean. There are not a lot of sources to help learn them. In most cases, if an explanation of the abbreviations exists on a site it can be hard to find and the list is not right with you when you see an abbreviation you don't know. MOC, MISB, ARC, ODST? These abbreviations in the product listing can be real important in choosing what you want and getting the right item.
Posted by Chuck | October 25, 2008 at 10:08 PM ET |
McQuarrie Signature Series was an awesome addition to the 30th
. It looks like in 2009 we can look forward to some more
concept figures. In the mean time, take a look back at the McQuarrie Concept Han
Posted by Chuck | October 25, 2008 at 12:00 PM ET |
Hurry up and get your FX Lightsaber
soon before Halloween! They make great props for costumes, and you can get
one as low as $64.99! GI Joe Wave 6 of the Comic 2-Packs is now in stock, and
we expect our Wave 11 and Wave 12 carded figures to ship by October 31st. Also,
find reduced prices on select 25th Anniversary GI Joe figures as well as Star Wars
Legacy and Clone Wars carded figures. Indiana Jones fans will be delighted
to know that 12" Medicom figures of Henry and Indiana Jones are now in stock. Get
FREE SHIPPING when you purchase over $100 of in stock merchandise! Check www.brianstoys.com
details and restrictions.
Posted by Chuck | October 24, 2008 at 10:17 PM ET |
has an important update
concerning tomorrows Episode II Clone Trooper Helmet sale.
to get caught up to speed before you place your order!
Posted by Chuck | October 24, 2008 at 06:39 PM ET |
at the upcoming Toys "R" Us exclusive ARC-170 Fighter, sporting Clone
Posted by Chuck | October 24, 2008 at 06:16 PM ET |
is another big
variety of new preorders, more new arrivals, and a 3000 item clearance
sale along with a photo-tour of our warehouse.
Posted by Chuck | October 24, 2008 at 04:17 PM ET |
Days starts this weekend! Get
all the details
on this annual sci-fi convention out
of Plano, Texas...
Posted by Chuck | October 24, 2008 at 04:08 PM ET |
got some more hi-res looks at some upcoming Hasbro toys. This time we're taking a
look at 2 comic packs hitting stores soon: #12 (Republic #82) and #13 (Dark Empire
II #1). Click
here for detailed photos
Posted by Chuck | October 24, 2008 at 03:15 PM ET |
got a few Visual Guide holes to fill in our 30th
basic line, so let's start with a pair of Ewoks: Romba
Posted by Chuck | October 24, 2008 at 08:22 AM ET |
with tradition of past DVD releases, Hasbro has a pair of WalMart exclusive DVD
Commemorative Sets coming out with the release of the Clone Wars Movie DVD. Click
here for all the details
Posted by Chuck | October 23, 2008 at 09:44 PM ET |
latest Sideshow Medicom import is now available for order. The Clone
Trooper Commander RAH
isn't a pre-order, these are in stock and ready to ship! These are limited to
just 1,000, so click
to order yours before they are sold out!
Posted by Chuck | October 23, 2008 at 08:32 PM ET |
have another new Clone Wars episode this week, this time featuring all clones, and
no Jedi!. Click
for information on this weeks episode:
Posted by Chuck | October 23, 2008 at 08:02 PM ET |
Bounty Hunter has a quick update about Collectormania. Click
for the details.
Posted by Chuck | October 22, 2008 at 03:25 PM ET |
a look at another round of Saga Legends figures from the Legacy
, featuring Darth Vader & Obi-Wan Kenobi, and a pair of tan colored
Posted by Chuck | October 22, 2008 at 09:25 AM ET |
For most of 2008 we have
been teased with products from eFX Collectibles. From their first early ads to their
premiere at San Diego Comic Con to their email ads. They released the Stormtrooper
helmet earlier this year, but that was a tweak to a product previously available
from MR. Now eFX brings us the first truly new product they are offering. Going on
sale this Saturday morning, eFX brings us the Episode II Clone Trooper Helmet. This
week Star Wars Action News has a hands-on review of this new item.
Posted by Chuck | October 21, 2008 at 04:41 PM ET |
has the exclusive Gentle Giant The Force Unleashed 2-pack ready for
pre-order! Head over
to place your order, or to check out the brand new images!
Posted by Chuck | October 20, 2008 at 04:38 PM ET |
This week on Republic
Forces Radio Network, the Malevolence story arc ends on an explosive note, and we
discuss the episode in a roundtable taped live at the Kentucky Star Wars Collectors
Club Fall Festival in Lexington, KY with several of the KSWCC
members including Chuck
from Jedi Temple Archives...
Posted by Chuck | October 20, 2008 at 07:08 AM ET |
is having a sale this week, including reduced shipping costs and other great
incentives to help out the Star Wars Collector. We still have plenty of the "Bounty
" by Kotobukia available and Thousands of Action Figures available
at 25% off. Our selections from Gentle
are to numerous to put in this add so
stop by and see them all for yourself. We have Attakus
Available at reduced
costs, Maquettes at unbelievable prices and just about anything else you can think
of in the Star Wars family! Stop by
, Check us out, and Save some Money!
Posted by Chuck | October 19, 2008 at 02:56 PM ET |
You've seen all
the questions and answers, now check out our Headline
to see the important
information to come out of this weeks Q&A session!
Posted by Chuck | October 19, 2008 at 02:16 PM ET |
Visual Guide Update features a group of figures from another subset of the Legacy
, the Saga Legends. Featuring mostly repacks, but also a few repaints.
Here's four figures from the 2008 Saga Legends line...
Posted by Chuck | October 18, 2008 at 09:10 AM ET |
We have a great selection this
week for our newsletter! We've added almost 200 VGA graded Gameboy Games
to the site, and plenty more are expected to be added next week. New Star Wars
items such as the Legends of the Saga gift pack, exclusive Republic Gunshup (Wal-Mart),
and the Boba Fett Holiday Tablepiece are in stock. Sideshow Clone Wars
General Obi-Wan Kenobi is now available, regular and exclusive editions. Finally,
we've added a couple of new figure cases for Indiana Jones (Temple of Doom figures)
and GI Joe 25th Anniversary (Wave 10). Check out these items and plenty more
over at www.brianstoys.com
Posted by Chuck | October 18, 2008 at 09:00 AM ET |
has produced more subsets of figures than any collection to date!
There's the basic figures, of course, but there's also the build-a-droid set, the
Saga Legends, the 1st Day of Issue set for all the carded collectors out there, and
now we have the Greatest Hits set. This very subtle subset consists of figures from
the recent past, mixed in with the BAD figures in the same packaging, but with different
numbers! Confused yet? To make things even more dicey for die-hard carded collectors,
the included droid part changes depending on which wave the GH figures are released
with. Don't worry, we've got these straight re-packs broken down in detail as we
add this set to the Enhanced Visual Guides!
Posted by Chuck | October 17, 2008 at 08:57 PM ET |
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD BOARD MEMBERS!
The Board of Collectors that is! Are you an avid collector with vast experience and knowledge in a particular line of collectibles? Why not put your skills to work to benefit yourself and other collectors.
Posted by Chuck | October 17, 2008 at 04:56 PM ET |
Malevolence 3-episode story arc wraps up this week. Click
for information on this weeks episode:
Posted by Chuck | October 17, 2008 at 04:52 PM ET |
new figure confirmed and more Legacy EU on the way... find out all the latest info in
this round of Questions
& Answers from Hasbro!
Posted by Chuck | October 17, 2008 at 03:47 PM ET |
latest Autograph Bounty Hunter newsletter is out, with info on FACTS 2008, Collectormania,
and Fan Days II. Click
for the full newsletter.
Posted by Chuck | October 16, 2008 at 10:32 PM ET |
That was fast! We already have an edition size for the sold out exclusive 12" Utapau
Clone Trooper: 1,500. Didn't get it? Don't worry, you can still pre-order the regular
. The only thing you will be missing out on is the unique stand.
Sideshow also set the edition size of the Diplomatic Mission Diorama to 1,500.
Posted by Chuck | October 16, 2008 at 10:27 PM ET |
week we got the first ever Sideshow Collectibles 12" Clone Trooper, and this week
it's Medicom's turn with another Episode II clone from the RAH line: Clone Trooper
out the sneak peak here
Posted by Chuck | October 16, 2008 at 10:06 AM ET |
to finally put together a cool Star Wars costume for Halloween this year? Look no
further than eBay, where you can find everything from piece-meal
Our eBay spotlight focuses on the world of Star Wars costuming!
Posted by Chuck | October 16, 2008 at 09:19 AM ET |
you can't get enough of droids, then the Legacy
BAD line is for you! Today we wrap up the Clone Wars wave, which also
includes the 4th BAD figure, R7-T1.
Posted by Chuck | October 15, 2008 at 07:48 PM ET |
next eFX collectible is almost here! Check out the official
AOTC Clone Trooper Helmet, going on sale on Saturday Oct. 25!!
Posted by Chuck | October 14, 2008 at 08:35 PM ET |
is a big
very exciting new preorders - including tons of new Transformers - and
another big batch of new arrivals.
Posted by Chuck | October 14, 2008 at 08:17 AM ET |
Clones weren't the only ones fighting in the Clone Wars! Check out the Mon Calamari
warrior, ready to fight those pesky Quarren neighbors. Stop by the Legacy
Collection Visual Guide
for all the Clone Wars figures!
Posted by Chuck | October 13, 2008 at 10:31 PM ET |
For weeks Marjorie has been
quizzing Arnie on Star Wars trivia taken from the book Obsessed with Star Wars by
Ben Harper. This week, Arnie turns the tables by asking some questions to the author
himself, and finds out more about the making of this fun and unique Star Wars book,
and listen to find out how you can win a copy of this book...
Posted by Chuck | October 13, 2008 at 10:29 PM ET |
Clone Wars are everywhere! And if you can't get enough, then stop by and check out
the Web comic
, featuring a very cool interactive comic book with stories that compliment each new episode!
Posted by Chuck | October 12, 2008 at 07:49 PM ET |
Amidala, sporting her Ilum outfit, is the next addition to the Legacy
Collection Visual Guide
. Check out the details in our Enhanced Visual Guide below...
Posted by Chuck | October 11, 2008 at 07:38 PM ET |
General Grievous and
Count Dooku have hatched a plan to attack a Republic medical facility. Anakin and
Shadow Squadron are dispatched to protect them, but will they arrive in time? We
at Republic Forces Radio Network provide you a full episode summary and then discuss
this latest installment of the Clone Wars series, including discussing the first
episodes' record-shattering ratings...
Posted by Chuck | October 11, 2008 at 09:23 AM ET |
in with the latest eFX newsletter
! It's full of information on the upcoming (and
slightly postponed to Oct. 25th) Episode II Clone Trooper Helmet, the Studio Scale
X-Wing, a special Ahsoka Tano lightsaber, and more! Check
it all out here
Posted by Chuck | October 11, 2008 at 09:01 AM ET |
Plenty of great products highlight our newsletter this week! We've received
the new G.I. Joe Artic and Desert Assault Cobra Packs and they are shipping now to
all those who have placed their pre-orders. Interactive R2-D2, Disturbance
at Lar's Homestead Battle Pack, and Mighty Muggs Wave 4 are new this week for Star
Wars! Also, the Luke Skywalker (Ep. 4) FX Saber is back in stock! Check
out the new Halo Series 3 figures now available at Brian's Toys! For more of
a great selection, head on over to www.brianstoys.com
Posted by Chuck | October 11, 2008 at 08:55 AM ET |
we kick off the second half of Wave 2, the Clone Wars wave, from the Legacy
. First up is the Jedi Master Saesee Tiin, and
the start of another build-a-figure droid. Check out the guide below for details,
as well as another droid factory parts catalog for R7-T1.
Posted by Chuck | October 10, 2008 at 04:21 PM ET |
You, the collectors, have spoken, and we at THE COLLECTORATE have listened!
For the past several weeks, fellow collectors have been asking us questions and making suggestions. We have been listening and learning!
Many Halo Collectors in particular told us that they generally open their figures after purchase. And some Star Wars Collectors told us they were “Army Builders” who also open their figures. However, we also heard from other Star Wars collectors who really liked the idea of their action figures coming with and being shipped in a protective plastic case (See Preview Article #4 on our Splash Page).
Why not have it both ways?
Posted by Chuck | October 10, 2008 at 03:23 PM ET |
for another episode of The Clone Wars
for information on this weeks episode:
Shadow of Malevolence
Posted by Chuck | October 09, 2008 at 09:06 PM ET |
week Sideshow announced which clone trooper would be the first clone offered in the
12" scale. Now is your chance to order it! Stop by and place your pre-order for the
212th Attack Battalion Utapau Clone Trooper Exclusive
Posted by Chuck | October 09, 2008 at 08:06 PM ET |
is hosting its annual Fall Festival on Oct. 18. If you live in or are going to be
near the Kentucky area at that time, then read
for all the details on this great
Star Wars party!
Posted by Chuck | October 09, 2008 at 07:53 PM ET |
update brings us half-way through the Clone Wars wave from the Legacy
, which means it's also time for another BAD figure! Check out the
Quad Cannon Clone Trooper and R4-J1 BAD below...
Posted by Chuck | October 08, 2008 at 08:20 PM ET |
a look at the 3rd series of Kotobukiya Clone Wars figures: The
! Featuring Count
Dooku, Asajj Ventress, General Grievous, and the bonus Darth Sidious figure! These
are also available for pre-order at StarWarsShop.com
Posted by Chuck | October 08, 2008 at 10:48 AM ET |
by our repack index
to check out the
latest updates. We've added over 100 new additions, and there are more to come as
we continue to build this ultimate resource for action figure collectors. The latest
additions fill in all the repacks from 2005's ROTS line.
Posted by Chuck | October 08, 2008 at 10:39 AM ET |
Bounty Hunter has more information on FACTS 2008, as well as Fan Days II and a private
signing. Get all the updates in the latest ABH
Posted by Chuck | October 07, 2008 at 08:25 PM ET |
Judging by the decorations
in the department stores, the items stocked in the "Current Events" section
of the stores, and the greeting cards placed in highly visible loations, CHRISTMAS
is just around the corner! However, before Christmas we have to survive yet another
All Hallows Eve, Certain to come to our door begging for candy are ghouls, ghosts,
Ghost Riders, and Hulks. But hopefully there will be a few Sith Lords, Jedi Knights,
Clones, and other beings from a galaxy Far Far Away as well...
Posted by Chuck | October 07, 2008 at 05:00 PM ET |
would Obi-Wan have to fight without the very articulated IG-Series Lancer Droid?
Check out another well done figure from the Clone Wars wave of the Legacy
Posted by Chuck | October 06, 2008 at 08:21 PM ET |
in case you missed a question from the last round of Hasbro Q&A, stop by Hasbro's
official Q&A roundup
for all the questions from the last session...
Posted by Chuck | October 05, 2008 at 09:31 PM ET |
Red 5 USA
is determined to bring you the products you want at prices that
don't require a government bail out for your bank account! Just this
week alone without the help of Congress we bring you the Gentle
at unheard of prices. These Statues are a sight to behold if you haven't seen them
yet and at the pricing levels we've set you can't afford to miss out on these
beauties. We've got them all in stock and even more for you to pre-order so be sure
to give them a look.
Ventriss / Count Dooku Statue
by Gentle Giant
is a Master piece, the Red
and Blue Guards
are priced to move and we have a nice
stock of Fine Attakus
for your viewing pleasure. If you haven't seen
"Limited Edition" we suggest you take a
good look at him. Only 750 copies were produced and you will not find a finer example
of the Tatooine Sandtroopers anywhere in our Galaxy.
If you haven't been by Red 5 Collectibles
in awhile, you owe it to your Star
Wars Collection to stop by and say Hello! As always total satisfaction
is our guarantee.
Posted by Chuck | October 05, 2008 at 08:08 PM ET |
new Clone Wars series kicked off with a bang on Friday night! To follow up the premiere,
Lucasfilm also launched a massive digital distribution campaing, which includes the
latest episodes available from iTunes, podcast commentaries, and more! Read all about
Posted by Chuck | October 05, 2008 at 12:33 PM ET |
The new, exclusive GI Joe Cobra
Assault packs are almost here and will be shipping by October 8th! Get your
pre-order in today. New this week Brian's Toys has the Indiana Jones Mini-Bust,
a life-size Boba Fett statue, as well as the latest Wave 10 carded figures from GI
Joe! We've also added plenty of Modern AFA figures and Vintage ungraded figures. For
more of a great selection, check out www.brianstoys.com
Posted by Chuck | October 05, 2008 at 12:31 PM ET |
up for the Clone Wars wave in the Legacy
is Obi-Wan Kenobi, sporting his clone armor and ready to duel with
both lightsaber and
a lance! Check out the awesome job Hasbro did on his clone
armor this time around...
Posted by Chuck | October 04, 2008 at 12:30 PM ET |
is a big
of new preorders from Hasbro and others, and a wide variety of new
Posted by Chuck | October 04, 2008 at 09:04 AM ET |
we are kicking off Wave 2 of the Legacy
! Wave 2 focuses on figures from the original Clone Wars series, in
realistic format. Starting things off is the very cool Clone Scuba Trooper. Make sure
to check out the next Build-a-Droid parts catalog, featuring everything you need
to build R4-J1! It's all in side the latest Enhanced Visual Guide below
Posted by Chuck | October 03, 2008 at 07:00 AM ET |
A collector recently asked us…
“How much further do you guys lack from being finished on the site? I kind of can't wait to see what all will be offered and what the prices will be when the site goes live on the internet”
We have been in “can’t wait” mode since April! Last week we signed a contract with a national design firm to take over the creation of our site.
Posted by Chuck | October 02, 2008 at 10:12 PM ET |
news is back! But now instead of reading the news, you get to hear it! Check out
the all new audio
HoloNet news! This cool new audio drama will be a great addition to the Clone Wars series!
Posted by Chuck | October 02, 2008 at 09:54 PM ET |
said it was coming, and here it is! The first Sideshow 12" Clone! None other than
Attack Battalion Utapau Clone Trooper
! Let the cloning begin! Click
for a sneak preview!
Posted by Chuck | October 02, 2008 at 03:03 PM ET |
2008 Gentle Giant Premier Guild gifts are right around the corner, so how about an Enhanced Visual
Guide look at one of the items that was packed in the 2007 Premier kit: the AOTC
Clone Trooper Sergeant Bust-up. You can also check out the rest of his clone comrads
over in the Gentle
Giant Visual Guide
Posted by Chuck | October 01, 2008 at 06:44 PM ET |
Looking for a stylish way
to display your Force FX Lightsabers? Make sure to stop by and check out Saber-Stand.com
Vertical storage is the only way to insure the blade does not warp. Protect your
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