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April 2009

Sideshow PF Count Dooku Figure Up For Pre-Order!

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2009 at 10:06 PM EDT |

    Sideshow Collectibles has just put up for pre-order the Premium Format Count Dooku statue. Click thumbnail below to place your order right away! It appears that there will not be an exclusive of the piece.

Sideshow 12" Luke & Han Stormtrooper Figures Confirmed!

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2009 at 09:53 PM EDT |

    Sideshow Collectibles finally confirms what had been surmised last week: Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise 2-Pack is the Star Wars SDCC 2009 exclusive!  Look for these to go on pre-order May 14th 10 AM PST for attendees and May 15th AM PST for non-attendess.

General Grievous 1:1 Bust On Second Chance Opportunity!

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2009 at 09:36 PM EDT |

    The General Grievous Life Size Bust has just been added to SECOND CHANCE OPPORTUNITY in limited numbers.  Place your order now for this beautiful sculpture of our favorite Separatist general!

GG Shaak Ti Mini Bust - Don't Pass On This Piece!

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2009 at 06:30 PM EDT |

    The Shaak Ti mini bust is approaching one year old this June, but due to the glut of product, she has been put on many collector backburners, including ours. We just picked up this mini bust on clearance at the Entertainment Earth birthday celebration and were stunned with the quality and sculpt of this beautiful piece. It is truly underrated, so we wanted to pass along some photos to hopefully whet your appetites and create some desire to add it to your collections as well.  Click through for photos!

PF Tusken Raider Gaderffi Stick Replacements Shipping!

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2009 at 06:19 PM EDT |

    Collectors who have purchased the Sideshow Collectibles Exclusive Premium Format Tusken Raider figure are starting to receive their replacement for the missing gaderffi stick hand attachment in the mail. If you have not contacted them, write them here so that you can quickly get your replacement.

Protection For Swine Flu And Free General Grievous Mugs?

Posted by Paul | April 30, 2009 at 06:14 PM EDT |

    Most of us were raised with very good manners and taught not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but one can't help but question the warning label on the bottom of the free General Grievous mugs Entertainment Earth is giving out as part of their birthday celebration promotion. Click thumbnail to read the toxic warning!

Visual Guide Update - Sideshow 12" Dejarik Holochess Set

Posted by Chuck | April 30, 2009 at 11:24 AM EDT |

    Sideshow Collectibles surprised us all with the release of the Dejarik Holochess Set. Now you can check it out in our Enhanced Visual Guides, complete with details of the board, as well as individual high-resolution guides for each holochess piece. Click below to check them out!

Saber Stand Update

Posted by Chuck | April 29, 2009 at 09:43 PM EDT |

    Stop by Saber-Stand.com and check out their elegant Force FX Lightsaber stands, which allow you to display your sabers vertically. These stands not only look great amongst your collection, they protect your investment by keeping the blades from warping. Check them out now!

New The Clone Wars Figure Pics At StarWarsShop.com!

Posted by Paul | April 28, 2009 at 08:37 PM EDT |

    StarWarsShop.com has just posted a nice image of the figures contained in Wave 6 of The Clone Wars line. (Or Wave 4 2009 as they have called it - is it just me or are wave assortments and numbering more confusing now than ever??!!) Click thumbnail to get all the case assortment details and largers pics or click "Read More" to see the figure list!

2009 Star Wars Miniatures Regional Tournaments

Posted by Bryan | April 28, 2009 at 05:06 PM EDT |

    The 2009 Star Wars Miniatures Regional tournaments are coming! These tournaments will be held in ten locations across the U.S. from May through June, with a chance to win invitations to the Championship at Gen Con 2009 in Indy on August 15th. For more details on the event locations and contact/registration info, click here! Good luck, and may the force be with you all!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 192

Posted by Bryan | April 28, 2009 at 04:09 PM EDT |

    In recent Hasbro Star Wars Q&As, Hasbro has stated the collector base has depleated, and they postulate some reasons for this, and say some things will change in the Hasbro Star Wars line due to this. While we see as many Yarna's on pegs as anyone else, we take some time this week to really evaluate Hasbro's statements and debate why this might be.

Autograph Bounty Hunter Newsletter 7.26

Posted by Bryan | April 26, 2009 at 09:32 PM EDT |

    Autograph Bounty Hunter drops in with the Bounty Hunter Update 7.26. Alan Flyng and Collector's Fair Items have shipped, with Collectormania Midlands and Autographica items shipping this week! ABH also announces their upcoming Sebastian Dewing (a Senate Guard in "The Phantom Menace") signing! Check out this info and more at www.bountyhunter.be!

Bea Arthur Passes Away

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2009 at 04:49 PM EDT |

    Bea Arthur, The Star Wars Holiday Special alumnus who portrayed Ackmena the bartender, has passed away at age 86 today. She will be missed by many. Read about her many accomplishments here.

Found! Scramble On Yavin And Jabba's Palace Battle Packs!

Posted by Paul | April 25, 2009 at 01:43 PM EDT |

    Found! The latest wave of Battle Packs including Scramble On Yavin and Jabba's Palace have been found in multiple TARGET locations today. The Scramble On Yavin set is the first Battle Packs set in a long time that gives so much value for your money, including three new figures and an on-screen 'mini-rig'! The Jabba set is also stunning and well worth the money too, including a breathtaking paint application on Jabba himself.  Click through for lots of photos!

Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

Posted by Bryan | April 25, 2009 at 10:30 AM EDT |

     Hi! - Here is another quick update from www.bigbadtoystore.com about another cool round of new preorders and more new arrivals!

Star Wars Experience: Kiwanis Force Event

Posted by Chuck | April 25, 2009 at 08:47 AM EDT |

    We've got full coverage of the Kiwanis Force Event up! Stop by our Kiwanis Force Event page to see everything that went down in Neuville-en-Ferrain, France...

Brian's Toys Newsletter #513

Posted by Chuck | April 25, 2009 at 08:43 AM EDT |

    2009 Legacy Collection Wave 1 is NOW IN STOCK!  As well, we have pre-orders for Legacy Wave 3 available.  eFX Luke's Red Five X-Wing Model is also back in stock.  If that didn't sweeten the pot enough for you, the Ultimate 1/4 Obi-Wan Kenobi has arrived and we have plenty of G.I. Vintage Vehicles Loose available.  Check the complete newsletter here!

Brian's Toys

Star Wars Action News Book Club - Volume 4

Posted by Bryan | April 24, 2009 at 05:30 PM EDT |

    In the fall of 1979 people were anxiously awaiting the release of The Empire Strikes Back, and to help tide fans over, Del Rey released Han Solo's Revenge, the second book in Brian Daley's trilogy of Han Solo adventures. The Star Wars Action News Book Club now reflects on this "vintage era" novel. Listen to find out about cliche-lians, the introduction of swoops, and perhaps the longest discussion ever had on the very minor Star Wars Expanded Universe character Sonniod. To read more, click here!

The Clone Wars Wave 5 Loose Images Posted!

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2009 at 03:12 PM EDT |

    Just posted! Check out some quick loose images of the brand-spanking-new Wave 5 The Clone Wars figures! Click photo below to see them.

Found! The Clone Wars Wave 5 Has Hit TARGET!

Posted by Paul | April 24, 2009 at 12:50 PM EDT |

    Found! Wave 5 of The Clone Wars line has been found in a Philadelphia, PA TARGET store today, so these figures are on the East coast! Start your hunts immediately for ultra cool animated versions of a red battle droid, an awesome Kit Fisto, a phase I 41st Elite Corps trooper, and the obligatory Jar Jar Binks. Click through for some detailed photos of these!

Sideshow Collectibles Mercilessly Teases Us!!!

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2009 at 10:16 PM EDT |

    Sideshow Collectibles teases collectors with a silhouetted image of seven (7) Comic Con 2009 exclusives. If I were a betting man, I would say that we are nearly guaranteed both Luke Skywalker and Han Solo 12" figures in Stormtrooper Disguise for sure! The other images are harder to make out!  Send in your thoughts and let us know what you see in this teaser image!

Gentle Giant Releases New Image Of Captain Rex Mini Bust!

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2009 at 10:03 PM EDT |

    Gentle Giant Ltd. sends out a first image of the Captain Rex realistic version mini bust, an exclusive and/or free gift to Premier Guild members. This beautiful mini bust is sure to excite collectors. The Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) mini bust variant and Magman Guard statue are also still available for pre-order as well. Join the Premier Guild now and take advantage of all these benefits and more of Premier Guild membership today!

Anakin Skywalker Vs. Asajj Ventress Statue Exclusive Up!

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2009 at 08:55 PM EDT |

    Sideshow Collectibles has put the exclusive Anakin Skywalker Vs. Asajj Ventress statue up for pre-order. Order your exclusive version now!

Sideshow Collectibles: Count Dooku PF Figure!

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2009 at 08:48 PM EDT |

    Sideshow Collectibles announces the next Premium Format figure: Count Dooku!

Gentle Giant The Clone Wars Bust-Ups Now On Clearance

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2009 at 06:50 PM EDT |

    The Toys R Us exclusive Gentle Giant bust-ups sets from The Clone Wars are on sale at TRU for $9.98 down from $15.99. These are very cool and the first new bust-ups sets in a very long time. Since the sale, stock has been moving, so jump on these now or forever miss out!

Rebelscum Posts First Picture Of Stormtrooper Commander

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2009 at 01:58 PM EDT |

    Dan "The Man" Curto posts the exciting news at Rebelscum.com that a photo of The Legacy Collection Stormtrooper Commander showed up in their forums. While it appears that Hasbro is going back to an angular card back, the packaged looks quite plain and boring and just doesn't match the same awesome as the 30th Anniversary version. No word if the figure includes its personalized stand yet or not, but click the thumbnail below to see a nice big picture of it.

Great Deals At Entertainment Earth Anniversary Sale!

Posted by Paul | April 23, 2009 at 09:08 AM EDT |

    Entertainment Earth has just added a whole slew of items today to their Anniversary Sale! Click thumbnail to take advantage of these wonderful deals. Get Gentle Giant products for almost 50% off, as well as Hasbro figure cases for less than $45. And there is so much more! Don't miss out!

Juicy Tidbits Leaked From Sideshow Collectibles!

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2009 at 08:17 PM EDT |

    Sideshow Collectibles has just posted the latest edition of their "Ask Sideshow" segment, the April 22nd edition. This set of Q & A is full of very juicy Star Wars leaks as well as what is and isn't in the works through 2010. Can anyone say 12" Commander Cody or Premium Format C-3PO? Sideshow can! Click thumbnail for all of the exciting news!

The Bantha Tracks Archives are Back!

Posted by Chuck | April 22, 2009 at 07:01 PM EDT |

    After a long hiatus, we thought it was time to re-open the Bantha Tracks Archives! This is the only place you will find a hi quality collection of the complete run of vintage Bantha Tracks. Check out our full archives right here!

Late 2008 Battle Packs Hitting Shelves In Moderation Again

Posted by Paul | April 22, 2009 at 08:25 AM EDT |

    Three Battle Packs that were released in very late 2008 (around December) and disappeared very quickly are starting to hit store shelves again here and there. These include "Clone Attack On Coruscant", "Jedi Vs. Darth Sidious", and "Jedi Training On Dagobah", the latter of which you can find an in depth review with photos showing how the figures dramatically differ from their previous releases here.

Big Bad Toy Store Newsletter

Posted by Bryan | April 21, 2009 at 08:48 PM EDT |

     Hi! Here is a quick update from www.bigbadtoystore.com about a wide variety of new preorders and and more new arrivals from the past few weeks.

Wal-Mart Exclusive ''Midi-Scale'' Millennium Falcon

Posted by Bryan | April 20, 2009 at 05:54 PM EDT |

    Fans of the galaxy's fastest "hunk of junk" can look forward to an all-new "Midi-Scale" edition of the Millennium Falcon this summer from LEGO, and it's going to be a Walmart exclusive! The 356-piece set includes rotating guns on both top and bottom, and rotating radar dish. Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, a LEGO Design Manager working out of Denmark, is the artist behind the new Midi-Scale Falcon. Frederiksen answered a few questions about the upcoming kit here!

San Diego Comic Con 2009 Luke Skywalker X-wing Photo!

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2009 at 05:42 PM EDT |

    Sir Steve's Guide has also posted a packaged image of the upcoming Comic-Con 2009 exclusive Luke Skywalker (X-wing Pilot) with ladder. Check out the image here!

New Mighty Muggs Boxed Images Posted!

Posted by Paul | April 20, 2009 at 05:36 PM EDT |

    The fine folks at Sir Steve's Guide have posted packaged images of the new waves of upcoming Mighty Muggs figures. These new collectibles look great. Hasbro is picking great characters for this line, it is a shame that they a being relegated to TRU exclusives!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 191

Posted by Bryan | April 20, 2009 at 05:06 PM EDT |

    Many collectors know Gus Lopez and Duncan Jenkins. From their collecting panels at Star Wars Fan Days and at Star Wars Celebration to the website The Star Wars Collector's Archive, these two supercollectors are experts in Star Wars collecting. And now they have released a definitive Star Wars price guide and collectibles' list, Gus and Duncan's Comprehensive Guide to Star Wars Collectibles. On this week's Star Wars Action News, we sit down with Gus and Duncan to talk about their collecting hobbies and this new book.

Hasbro's 14th Galaxy-Wide Q&A Posted

Posted by Chuck | April 18, 2009 at 07:25 AM EDT |

    Hasbro has posted their Galaxy-wide Q&A. Just in case you missed something, you can check it out right here!

Official Hasbro Q&A

First Look At Clone Wars Vehicle And Figure Packs

Posted by Bryan | April 17, 2009 at 09:49 PM EDT |

     From Teth to Tatooine, Entertainment Earth has the first look at the new Clone Wars Vehicle and Figure packs! This exciting assortment brings us Anakin Skywalker on Can-cell, Clone Trooper with Barc Speeder, Clone Troopers with Jet Packs, and Turbo Tank Gunners (subject to change). Take a look and pre-order these here!

Brian's Toys Newsletter #512

Posted by Bryan | April 17, 2009 at 09:21 PM EDT |

    Our FREE ITEMS promotion has been extended until next Tuesday! Order some of our new items on our current newsletter and get something free. 2009 Star Wars Mighty Muggs are in stock. Details and other great products at www.brianstoys.com.

Brian's Toys

New Battle Packs Images Surface At Big Bad Toy Store!

Posted by Paul | April 17, 2009 at 07:31 PM EDT |

    Our sponsor Big Bad Toy Store is the first to score images of upcoming Battle Packs in both The Legacy Collection and The Clone Wars lines.  Check out the photos and pre-order your here!

Sideshow Teases With New Clone Wars Diorama!

Posted by Paul | April 16, 2009 at 08:45 PM EDT |

     Sideshow Collectibles has just posted a sneak preview tease of their upcoming Anakin Skywalker Versus Asajj Ventress polystone diorama. Click thumbnail to see teaser images and video!

Hasbro Q&A Archives Now Open

Posted by Chuck | April 15, 2009 at 08:27 PM EDT |

    Trying to make sense of the questions that have been answered during the past 69 Hasbro Q&A sessions? The thousands of questions? Well, we are trying to at least make it easier for you to hunt them down. We've opened a complete Q&A archives, where you can find quick links to each and every Hasbro Q&A to-date. Stop by and check out the Hasbro Q&A Archives, only at JTA!

LOST Episode Tonight - ''Some Like It Hoth''

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2009 at 07:53 PM EDT |

    LOST fans! Tonight's episode is called "Some Like It Hoth," a play on the 1959 Marilyn Monroe film, "Some Like It Hot". After an intense search on Wikipedia and Yahoo!, the only reference to Hoth we could find is our beloved system from The Empire Strikes Back. So, with no other prior knowledge, it will be interesting to see if Episode V is indeed mentioned in some way, or if we are just totally off base with our assumption here....find out at 9:00 PM (EDT).

Sideshow Collectibles 12" Ki-Adi-Mundi Figure In Stock!

Posted by Paul | April 15, 2009 at 12:25 PM EDT |

    Sideshow's 12" Ki-Adi-Mundi figure is back in stock for a second chance opportunity to collectors that missed out the first time. For a full review of this figure, check out our First Look article here, and be sure to order your figure here.  Remember, this is a Sideshow Collectibles Domestic Exclusive limited to only 3000 pieces, so you won't be able to get him anywhere else! Use your tax refund wisely!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 190

Posted by Bryan | April 14, 2009 at 02:30 PM EDT |

    Perhaps we are getting old when we have to be told by Hasbro employees that "the value of a dollar isn't what it used to be", but that doesn't make the increasing cost of Hasbro Star Wars toys any easier for collectors' pocket books. With 3.75" figures ranging from $8 to $13 at retail, Ughnauts downsized from two per pack to one per pack, and vehicle rereleases costing nearly double what they used to, collectors dollars are getting stretched thinner and thinner, and in this economy it is not what collectors need. We tackle this hard issue this week on Star Wars Action News, looking at some new Toys R Us exclusive repacks that aren't the value of the original packs, and with a Hasbro Q&A asking about cost, quality of figures, and quantity of figures.

UPDATE! More Hasbro Legacy Collection BD Variations!

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2009 at 12:53 PM EDT |

As a follow-up to our earlier report, JTA has found three more older Droid Factory figures with new R5-A2 parts. Click through for the details!

It's not like Hasbro has not been completely up front with us this year when they explained that it would be a difficult year for packaging variant collectors and this latest find confirms this dread. Older Build A Droid figures keep showing up with the latest droid factory parts. Here is hopefully a complete variation overview of what has just been rereleased. If you know of any other figures that contain new R5-A2 and/or R2-L3 parts, please drop us a line so we can post. Read through for all of the details.

Hasbro Is Upfront About Future Of Collector Based Figures

Posted by Paul | April 14, 2009 at 08:54 AM EDT |

    The good people over at JediDefender.com have received a grim response from Hasbro about the breadth of what will come down the pike for collector based figures (among other things).  Admitting to decreases in sales across multiple sublines, Hasbro explains what their refocused vision will be for the Star Wars brand. This is why we need to vote with our dollars! Click thumbnail for the anxious details.

Kmart 'Exclusive' Legends Of The Saga 5 Pack - Price Cut

Posted by Paul | April 13, 2009 at 11:54 PM EDT |

    Hot off of the heels of their fantastic $4.99 basic figure sale (or during - who really knows), Kmart cuts the price to their (exclusive?) Legends Of The Saga 5 pack that includes 2000's POTJ Darth Maul (repainted), 1999's POTF Darth Vader (CommTech with new parts), 2001's POTJ Boba Fett (300th Figure - repainted), 2004's Luke Skywalker (Jabba's Palace - repainted), and 1999's EI Obi-Wan Kenobi (repainted with soft-goods cloak). The differences are enough to annoy you. Originally as high as $27.49, it has been found for the low price $13.60 each at a New Jersey Kmart today. Now is the time to act if you have been holding off on this set. Oh, and their $4.99 basic figures are back up to $9.89 today too! Ouch! Click through for proof.

Toys R Us Online Sale Now! Some Older Stuff Cheap!

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2009 at 03:25 PM EDT |

    Toys R Us is currently having a sale on some completely random Star Wars merchandise (as well as many other items). Although not that much on sale is impressive, it may be worth your while to check our some of the clearance items including vehicles, figures, and costumes. For example, the 30 (77-07) Rebel Honor Guard is currently in stock for $3.48!

The Force Unleashed 3 Packs From WAL*MART To TRU!

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2009 at 02:25 PM EDT |

   Toys R Us seemed to be the store to hit this Easter weekend! Not only were the pegs stuffed to the gills with figures, many of their exclusives were put out for the first time too! The previous WAL*MART exclusive The Force Unleashed three packs that were $14.76 have now been repackaged into the blue and white line look and made TRU exclusives for $19.99. While the package is not nearly as appealling as the 30 (77-07) version, it is nice for Hasbro to put these out again so quickly since many collectors had missed out the first time. So far they look like exact repacks, but we'll be sure to let you know if the paint jobs are different at all. Click through for larger pics!

TRU Exclusive TCW 2 Packs Second Wave Out Now!

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2009 at 02:16 PM EDT |

    The second set of Toys R Us exclusive The Clone Wars two packs have arrived at stores. While nothing new is packed in the sets, the artwork and arrangement of figures is stunning. Click through for some detailed photos.

Tri-Logo The Clone Wars Figures Found At Kmart Stores!

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2009 at 02:07 PM EDT |

    Special The Clone Wars tri-logo figure card backs have been found here in the states at Kmart locations. The Wave 1 figures are identical to their American counterparts and a tri-lingual 30 (77-07) and The Clone Wars micro brochure is contained within it. These were avaiable for $4.99 each through yesterday at Kmart stores, but will be unfortunately back up to $9.89 when they open their doors Monday morning. Click thumbnail for a larger view!

TLC Comic Packs Cade Skywalker 'With Lightsaber' Now!

Posted by Paul | April 12, 2009 at 02:01 PM EDT |

    In case you have missed the news about the Cade Skywalker Comic Packs set; the figure is now shipping with his green lightsaber.  This correction has been a bit more difficult to find in comparison to the 'sans' lightsaber version.  Click through for quick photos.

Star Wars Easter Egg Art

Posted by Bryan | April 12, 2009 at 01:38 PM EDT |

    In the spirit of Easter, StarWars.com shares a few cool painted eggs from Star Wars artist Amy Pronovost! Check out her eggs here!

Hasbro Q&A Headline Report - Week of April 10, 2009

Posted by Chuck | April 12, 2009 at 09:43 AM EDT |

    Gold 5 has our exclusive Q&A Headline Report ready! Check out the hottest headlines revealed during this Hasbro Q&A round!

May 2nd is Free Comic Book Day From Dark Horse

Posted by Chuck | April 12, 2009 at 08:20 AM EDT |

    May 2nd is Free Comic Book Day from Dark Horse! Make sure you stop by your local comic book stores for this cool Clone Wars cover edition, and download the free preview to get you started. Thanks to our friends at SWbooks for the heads-up!

Free Comic Book Day

Hasbro Q&A Roundup - Week of April 10th, 2009

Posted by Chuck | April 11, 2009 at 01:05 PM EDT |

    Stop by our forums for the latest Q&A Roundup Report! See what other questions were asked from all over the Star Wars Universe!

Darth Maul Lightsaber & Hollywood Memorabilia Up For Sale

Posted by Bryan | April 11, 2009 at 12:27 AM EDT |

    Attention all science fiction fans! The folks over at Sci Fi Wire (powered by The Sci Fi Channel) share info on an upcoming Hollywood memorabilia auction. There will be 1,100 notable items up for bid, including Ray Park's "Darth Maul" lightsaber from "The Phantom Menace". Worldwide bidding is set to begin at noon on April 30th, and bids can be placed either in person, via mail, phone, fax or live on the Internet. If your wallet can stand it, now is your chance to obtain some truly unique movie memorabilia. Check out more details here!

Recent Release Updates From Dark Horse

Posted by Bryan | April 10, 2009 at 10:15 PM EDT |

    Just a couple of quick release updates from Dark Horse, brought to us courtesy of our friends over at www.swbooks.co.uk! For all of you anticipating "Star Wars Adventures Volume 1: Han Solo and the Hollow Moon of Khorya", and for the ones looking forward to "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 6 - Vindication", looks like both releases have moved from May 20th to April 29th. For more details, and info on these two titles, check them out at Dark Horse!

Hasbro's Questions & Answers #69

Posted by Chuck | April 10, 2009 at 09:59 PM EDT |

    It's that time again! Click through for the latest Hasbro Q&A!


Brian's Toys Newsletter #511

Posted by Bryan | April 10, 2009 at 09:40 PM EDT |

    We have tons of new pre-orders such as the Sideshow 12" Lando Calrissian and Clone Wars Wave 4 with Obi-Wan in Space Suit and Clone Trooper Echo.  More Vintage has also been added, including 12-back AFA figures. For more great products check out our latest newsletter! One more thing, Brian's Toys is now on Twitter! Follow us at www.twitter.com/brianstoys to get the latest updates and musings from Wes at Brian's Toys.

Brian's Toys

A Plead To Hasbro - Captain Fordo Phase II

Posted by Paul | April 09, 2009 at 09:44 AM EDT |

    Fellow collectors! JTA asks that you join us in the request to Hasbro to treat us to Captain Fordo in phase II armor from the original animated Clone Wars series for the basic figure line. For heaven's sake, we even have a bust-up of him from Gentle Giant. He had such a major role in Volume 2 of the series, it is almost unfair that he hasn't been visited in 3.75" glory. We know that Hasbro has basically said 'goodbye' to the orginal Clone Wars series, but maybe they can squeak one or two more into our collections periodically. (And this figure could be a simple kit-bash or repaint of older figures too, perfect for their annual repack/repaint waves!) Let your voice be heard in our forums!

eFX Newsletter March 2009

Posted by Chuck | April 08, 2009 at 10:37 PM EDT |

    Stop by and check out the March edition of the eFX Newsletter. Get all the information on the latest products from eFX Collectibles... and don't forget! The Ahsoka Tano Lightsaber retires on April 15th!

eFX Newsletter

Sideshow 12" Darth Vader Gets Delayed!

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2009 at 06:04 PM EDT |

    If you are Sideshow Collectibles fan like myself, then you may be a little sad to find out that you will have to wait longer for your 12" Darth Vader figure. Originally slated for a first quarter 2009 release, the item has been delayed until third quarter 2009. So, we must learn patience and wait before we get the leader of the Imperial army. Both versions of the figure are currently sold out, but get on either the regular or exclusive Wait List now!

GG Premier Guild Exclusive Blue Snaggletooth Statue!

Posted by Paul | April 07, 2009 at 01:45 PM EDT |

    Holy moly! Our comrades at Rebelscum.com have gotten their hands on an image of the upcoming Gentle Giant Premier Guild exclusive Blue Snaggletooth statue. Read all about it here!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 189

Posted by Bryan | April 07, 2009 at 01:28 AM EDT |

    For many years it seems that Star Wars licensed Easter items had been lacking, but this year Target and Toys R Us have combined to rectify that. More than just the usual dye kit, this year we get two egg dye kits, one with a kit to make a giant TIE Fighter egg! Plus easter baskets, easter buckets, Easer Eggs filled with candy and Jake character art, special Legos, and more. This week on Star Wars Action News we build the ultimate Star Wars Easter Basket for a 3 year old and give tips how you could modify this for kids of all ages.

Timothy Zahn Returning With A New Novel

Posted by Bryan | April 05, 2009 at 10:54 PM EDT |

     StarWars.com announces that bestselling author Timothy Zahn will return to the Expanded Universe of Star Wars novels with a new full-length story to be published by Del Rey Books. The new tale of intrigue and action is set in the time of the classic trilogy, not long after the events of his previous novel, "Allegiance". The book is as yet untitled, but is slated to debut in fall of 2011, the year that marks the 20th anniversary of Zahn's first Star Wars novel.

Autograph Bounty Hunter Newsletter 7.25

Posted by Bryan | April 05, 2009 at 09:57 PM EDT |

    Check out the Bounty Hunter Update 7.25! Autograph Bounty Hunter announces that the Alan Flyng offer has closed. Several other show offers will be closing soon, so jump on over to www.bountyhunter.be and get your orders in for these shows before your time runs out! Also, if you're a bit undecided or in need of some inspiration, check out some of the Bounty Hunter's top choices from these upcoming shows!

First Look! Sideshow Premium Format Slave Leia!!!

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2009 at 04:59 PM EDT |

    Well, it's here, the Sideshow Collectibles Premium Format Slave Leia figure that is!  Instead of boring you with a quirky review, we'll just let the pictures show off the magic that is this awesome collectible.  This is an amazing and very long overdue figure in the Premium Format line.  If Sideshow Collectibles could just make a Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi Emperor Palpatine in his throne and a Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker, the line would be complete!  Click through for a montage of photographs of this beautiful figure.

 

Darth Maul Error Found - But Not A Variation!!!

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2009 at 03:41 PM EDT |

    A funny Darth Maul error has been found, and although we can conclusively confirm that this is NOT a running change, Darth Maul sure looks bizarre without his signature red chin!  Enjoy the photo!

Gentle Giant Premier Guild Pre-Orders Up! Surprises!

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2009 at 03:14 PM EDT |

    Attention Gentle Giant Premier Guild members!  Gentle Giant has just put up for pre-order the Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) blue jacket variant mini bust as well as the Magma Stormtrooper statue.  If you are not a member, join the Premier Guild now for $60 and get your free gift as well as these two exclusives pre-ordered!

                   

Holiday Edition Commander Cody Mini Bust In Stock!

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2009 at 03:12 PM EDT |

    Would you believe that the Holiday Commander Cody mini bust is in stock right now at Gentle Giant, Ltd. for Premier Guild members? It's true! You can also find the StarWarsShop.com exclusive Airborne Trooper and Forbidden Planet exclusive Galactic Marine in stock as well. Order yours today before they are gone forever!

First Look! Sideshow 12" Obi-Wan Kenobi (Episode II)

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2009 at 01:56 PM EDT |

    The Sideshow Collectibles 12" 1/6 scale Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight) from Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones has arrived to much collector excitement. Although many may have unfortunately overlooked this figure (as assumed by the very low edition size), it is definitely worth its weight in praise. While there isn't much new presented here, Ewan McGregor's likeness has been perfectly captured and the costuming has reached new levels in authenticity.  Click through for a quick review and additional photos.

More Hasbro Legacy Collection BD Variations!

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2009 at 01:00 PM EDT |

    It's not like Hasbro has not been completely up front with us this year when they explained that it would be a difficult year for packaging variant collectors and this latest find confirms this dread. Older Build A Droid figures keep showing up with the latest droid factory parts.  Here is hopefully a complete variation overview of what has just been rereleased. If you know of any other figures that contain new R5-A2 and/or R2-L3 parts, please drop us a line so we can post. Read through for all of the details.

WAL*MART Republic Gunship - Still Found On Clearance!

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2009 at 12:29 PM EDT |

    The WAL*MART exclusive Republic Gunship with the "lucky lekku" nose detail is still being found for $20-$40 on clearance in many areas (if you are fortunate enough to find it).  From the buzz in multiple forums, it appears that many collectors have missed out on this fantastic vehicle and at times, it can go for a premium price on eBay, but don't give up the fight and hunt, hunt, hunt!

Kmart Puts Their Basic Star Wars Figures On Sale!

Posted by Paul | April 04, 2009 at 12:09 PM EDT |

    Retailer Kmart has put all of their Star Wars figures on sale for the low price of $4.99 each through April 11, 2009.  This brings us back in time to the 1995 collecting days!  While there is not much of a selection left, we recommend making the trek out for that kind of price. Choose from any figures in The Clone Wars, TLC Build A Droid, and TLC Saga Legends assortments. Click through for the proof!

Aaron Allston Health Update

Posted by Bryan | April 04, 2009 at 09:20 AM EDT |

    Just a quick update about Aaron Allston, author of "Outcast" from Del Rey Books. Mr. Allston has underwent bypass surgery and is currently in recovery in the hospital. For more details on how you can help, click here! Everyone here at JTA wishes Aaron a fast recovery!

Brian's Toys Newsletter #510

Posted by Bryan | April 03, 2009 at 10:07 PM EDT |

    We received the G.I. Joe Hall of Heroes set and the Sideshow General Grievous Life-Size Bust in this week at Brian's Toys! Tons of new Star Wars Vintage AFA has been added as well, along with new G.I. Joe Sideshow 12" Pre-Orders. For more of a great selection, check out the entire newsletter!

Brian's Toys

Huge Anniversary Sale At Entertainment Earth

Posted by Bryan | April 02, 2009 at 12:56 PM EDT |

     In appreciation of your business and support, the good folks at Entertainment Earth are marking down hundreds of items up to 80% off... while supplies last! They're offering anything from action figures and games to select collectibles such as statues and busts, with items starting as low as $1.10! This stuff won't last long, so visit Entertainment Earth and take advantage of their HUGE Anniversary Sale today!

Star Wars Action News - Episode 188

Posted by Bryan | April 02, 2009 at 12:05 PM EDT |

    The latest Star Wars book arc from Del Rey, Fate of the Jedi, launched last week with the book Outcast by Aaron Allston and in the galaxy far, far away things are changing quite a bit from the days of the movies. This week on Star Wars Action News, Aaron Allston is here to talk to us about this new series, and to look back on the Legacy of the Force series.

Hasbro Press Release! UGH Returns In 2010!!! - UPDATED!

Posted by Paul | April 01, 2009 at 05:32 AM EDT |

    This just in for immediate release!!  Hasbro sends out incredibly exciting new information as a tease to what will be just partially shown at San Diego Comic-Con 2009 this July.  Click through for all of the juicy details!  This is BIG folks!


 
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