May 25, 2013 | 9:05 PM CDT
Moving on to a new Photo Gallery to revisit, I have selected the 1998 Expanded Universe Toy Line. First up is Grand Admiral Thrawn. This figure is from the "Heir To The Empire" Novel. He includes a Ysalamiri and Blaster. The card itself can turn into a 3D PlayScene also. He has 6 points of articulation which are Head, Shoulders, Waist, and Hips. Enjoy all the new HD Photos!
May 24, 2013 | 6:50 PM CDT
Brian's Toys this week has the holy grail of Star Wars collecting... a double-telescoping Darth Vader on 12-A cardback graded an overall 70 from AFA! This item is currently put up for auction and the bidding is going wild. The reserve has been currently met and one collector will have a chance to own this extremely limited piece. Follow through the link to bid on this Vader on eBay.
If you want more Darth Vader, the newsletter also contains a new Sideshow 12" Darth Vader Deluxe pre-order, a Noble Studio Full Bronze Vader Statue, and a 12 Back-C Darth Vader AFA (non-telescopingly priced!). New Masters of the Universe figures have been stocked, including a new Wind Raider vehicle.
For more from this week's newsletter, visit Brian's Toys.
May 23, 2013 | 6:15 PM CDT
If your into Legos, you may want to check this story out:
"It took 32 master builders, over five million LEGO bricks, and more than 17,000 hours to put together a full-scale replica of a Star Wars X-Wing fighter, but the finished model was well worth it. It's currently the world's largest LEGO model and it's sitting in the middle of Times Square in New York City."
For the full story, video, and more photos head on over to IGN.
May 22, 2013 | 3:33 PM CDT
Our very last revisit of The Power of the Force - Episode 1 Flashback Photo Gallery is of Aunt Beru with Service Droid. This set was released in 1999. Accessories included are a Drinking Pitcher and Glass. Beru has 6 points of articulation which are Head, shoulders, waist, and hips. The Service Droid only has 1 point which is the base. The sculpts look great for 1999.
The Power of the Force - Episode 1 Flashback Photo HD Photo Gallery has now completely been revisited. Please enjoy all the new photos.
May 21, 2013 | 11:22 AM CDT
Yoda is from The Power of the Force - Episode 1 Flashback Photo toy line. He includes a Cane and Boiling Pot. We have seen this sculpt previously, but Hasbro did change a few things like adding Hair to the back of his head, instead of painting it on. As for articulation he has 4 points, which are head, shoulders, and waist.
Variations. This figure shipped with the single and double black arrows on the Flashback Photo yellow pull tab. Enjoy all the new HD Photos.
May 20, 2013 | 7:18 PM CDT
The 1998 Power of the Force - Episode 1 Flashback Photo's R2-D2 figure, is probably the worst figure in this toy line. The sculpt and paint is just a mess. R2's 3rd leg is so oversized its looks ridiculous. Did his 3rd leg really have to be this large to hide the lightsaber? The paint on R2-D2's dome looks like a 5 year old painted it. Its not even or consistent. He only has 2 points of articulation, which are his 2 legs. He includes a Lightsaber that can be inserted in the top of his dome. Once inserted you can push on R2's center vents in his body to launch the Lightsaber.
Variations. R2-D2 was first released with a thinner bubble and the Lightsaber packaged on R2's left side. Hasbro quickly changed the bubble to a larger size and packaged the Lightsaber on R2's right side. Also this figure shipped with the single and double black arrows on the Flashback Photo yellow pull tab. All these variations can be seen on the figure's page.
May 20, 2013 | 10:23 AM CDT
"Production has begun on Star Wars Rebels, an exciting, all-new animated television series based on one of the greatest entertainment franchises of all time. Scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.
The action-filled series is set between the events of Episode III and IV -- an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. Star Wars Rebels takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape. Details about the show are a closely guarded secret at this point."
For the full story head on over to StarWars.com.
May 19, 2013 | 11:18 AM CDT
The 1998 Power of the Force - Episode 1 Flashback Photo's Darth Vader includes a Lightsaber and Removable Cape. Vader has 10 points of articulation which are head, shoulders, elbows, wrist, waist, and hips. The sculpt looked great for 1998 and with 10 points of articulation you can pose him in many positions.
Variations. This figure shipped with the single and double black arrows on the Flashback Photo yellow pull tab, which can be seen on the figure's page.
May 19, 2013 | 9:11 AM CDT
In this weeks Toys R Us Ad, there is a Coupon for 20% off one regular-priced item. If you dont have the Ad, you can print out the coupon online. Maybe this will help move some of their Exclusive Return of the Jedi AT-ATs. The sale is valid from May 19 - 25th, 2013.
May 19, 2013 | 8:49 AM CDT
I have had reports of The Return of the Jedi AT-AT showing up all across the USA at Toys R Us stores, which is great. But have collectors had enough of the AT-AT? This is the 3rd time Hasbro has repacked this set, and sure it has some slight changes, but are people buying it?
Most of the fellow collectors I communicate with, say their local stores has had 2 or more of these just sitting on the shelves for a couple weeks now. The same could be said for my local stores as well. Are people tired of the AT-AT or just waiting for a good sale? I guess we will have to wait and see.