Pre-New York Toy Fair Reveals

Yesterday Starwars.com revealed a new character which will be making his debut in Star Wars Rebels in both the animated show and its action figure line. http://youtu.be/ulIPyDqppfM Although this video was provided to Germany's Moviepilot.de website a day before it was released in the US, the photo of the C1-1OP "Chopper" was an exclusive to the Starwars.com release. For those expecting reveals about upcoming Hasbro products this last week from the UK Toy Fair held in London, were sadly disappointed as practically nothing was officially announced. James Burns of Jedinews.co.uk did provide an update via the official Star Wars website: Hasbro — The future of the Black Series, both 3¾” and 6” lines, looks great and there will be a number of new figures coming in [...]

By |2014-01-29T12:06:14-08:00January 29th, 2014|Categories: Mission Series, Saga Legends, Star Wars Rebels, The Black Series|Tags: |

2013 Movie Heroes (Action Figure Checklist)

From 4-LOM to Zuckuss presents the next in a new series of Action Figure Checklists.  This checklist represents one-of-everything Hasbro originally intended for retail within its 2013 Movie Heroes action figure line.  This line was initially intended to coincide with Lucasfilm's release of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones in 3-D, hence it's Yoda-themed packaging, but with the sale of Star Wars to Disney, the film's re-release was cancelled.  Although attendees Celebration Europe II were treated to an exclusive screening. The following is the basis for our Retail Checklists: This list does not include any loose or package variants Each toy will be broken down into the following 8 categories, when applicable: Basic Figures, Deluxe Figures, Multipacks, Creatures, Vehicles, Playsets, Accessories and Mail-Aways. All names/descriptions listed are taken from [...]

By |2014-01-27T07:40:05-08:00January 26th, 2014|Categories: Checklists, Movie Heroes "Yoda"|Tags: |

1977 Star Wars (Action Figure Checklist)

From 4-LOM to Zuckuss presents the first in a new series of Action Figure Checklists.  This checklist represents one-of-everything Kenner originally intended for retail within its Star Wars action figure line; which was launched in 1977 with their Early Bird Mail-Away offer. The following is the basis for our Retail Checklists: This list does not include any loose variants, package variants or items from Kenner's international affiliates such as Palitoy, Glasslite, Lili Ledy and the like. Each toy will be broken down into the following 8 categories, when applicable: Basic Figures, Deluxe Figures, Multipacks, Creatures, Vehicles, Playsets, Accessories and Mail-Aways. All names/descriptions listed are taken from the toy's packaging upon its initial release. All figures, creatures and vehicles available with that item will be listed. Unless individually numbered, [...]

By |2014-01-21T12:19:10-08:00January 20th, 2014|Categories: Checklists, Vintage|Tags: |

Manly Art’s Pimp2-D2

Artist Jason Chalker AKA"Manly Art" has created a very cool and unique vintage collectible: Pimp2-D2.  His new spin on R2-D2 is not a custom of the vintage figure but a newly cast mold in resin based off of the original droid.  As the package indicates (and more likely motivated by Lucasfilm intimidation) this is not a toy but a collectible.  Originally offered at last year's New York Comic-Con, Pimp2 was released online through The Manly Art Shop this past December.  The purple droid retailed for $50 but like most vintage-themed Star Wars items, proved to be very popular and is now sold out.   

By |2014-01-17T07:53:56-08:00January 17th, 2014|Categories: Vintage|Tags: |

Mythbusters begins 2014!

  Last night's special Star Wars episode of Mythbusters, entitled Star Wars: Revenge of the Myth, gave us both our first new Star Wars media of the new year but also our first addition to our section "Lights! Camera! Action (Figures)! " which is our expanding filmography of all Kenner and Hasbro Star Wars action figures on the small and big silver screens. The Mythbusters season opener set out to prove plausible or not three scenes from the Original Trilogy.  These included the Death Star chasm swing, the Ewok log vs AT-ST attack and if a Luke could have survived long enough within a Tauntaun for Han to build a shelter.  The latter of these was of course were The Vintage Collection Tauntaun appeared as [...]

By |2014-01-05T11:28:29-08:00January 5th, 2014|Categories: The Vintage Collection|Tags: |