After a much needed break from photography for the past few months (been doing this since 1995) I am refreshed and ready to get back into it. I have decided to also retired my 10 year old digital camera that to this day produced some of the highest quality photos out there and bought a new camera and lenses.
I am in the process of creating all new digital filters and tools for my new camera, to process these new photos. This new camera produces some amazing high detailed photos and has allowed me to increase our already large photos by about 40% with even better detail that I was able to get with my old camera.
Also I will be working on restoring our older HD Photo Galleries, which was corrupted by a catastrophic Server failure a while back.Add a comment
Another paint application update from Hasbro. This time its on The Black Series 6" 23 Captain Cassian Andor (EADU) figure. They have thinned out his Goatee and changed the color from black to brown. Also eyebrows changed from black to brown as well.
• 1st (DS 61681): Black Eyebrows & Goatee.
• 2nd (DS 63131): Brown Eyebrows & Goatee.
I have included a comparison photo above. Old version on the left and newer on the right.Add a comment
Hasbro has updated the paint application on The Black Series Imperial Death Trooper figure. The newer application looks much cleaner on the helmet and they have changed the vent colors from a gray to a dark charcoal color. Also the green circles at the base of the Helmet have been omitted as well for some reason. The newer figures were packed in the The Black Series 6" Wave 6 case (which includes Baze Malbus).
• 1st (DS 62231): Gray painted vents - green circles.
• 2nd (DS 63131): Dark Charcoal painted vents - No green circles.
I have included a comparison photo above. Old version on the left and newer on the right.Add a comment
New 2017 Black Series Centerpiece Figure, 3.75-Inch Titanium Series, Force FX Lightsaber, & Monopoly
Hasbro's PR has sent us a Press Release along with some product photos on some of the new Black Series products we can expect this year. The Press Release is below and you can check out the Product Photos on our Facebook Page.
STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 2017
• STAR WARS: THE BLACK SERIES 3.75-INCH TITANIUM SERIES Figure Assortment (Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Spring 2017) This highly detailed scale of action figures allows fans to recreate epic scenes from STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE. Inspired by the 40th Anniversary of the first STAR WARS film, each iconic figure represents a notable character, including DARTH VADER, HAN SOLO, LUKE SKYWALKER, PRINCESS LEIA, and OBI-WAN KENOBI, in impeccable movie-real design. Each figure features a dynamic, double-sided backdrop and character-specific accessory, allowing fans to recreate iconic moments. Even better, collect each individual backdrop to piece together a bigger STAR WARS scene. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.Add a comment
Back at last years San Diego Comic Con when we spoke with Hasbro about the poor / messy paint applications on The Black Series 6' figures, they stated they were working on a new way to apply paint applications onto the figures so they look much cleaner and more accurate. Well it looks like they have begun doing so starting with the Rey figure that we reported about last month and now Jyn gets updated as well.
Just found a Sergeant Jyn Erso (Jedha) figure with the updated paint applications on her face which include eyes, eyebrows, and lips. This was found in The Black Series 6" Wave 6 case (which includes Baze Malbus). I posted a quick comparison photo above. Old on the left and new on the right.
• 1st version - (DS 61681)
• 2nd version - (DS 63131)
In this installment of The Star Wars Show, Pablo Hidalgo visits the Rogue One set and talks aliens with head of the creature shop Neal Scanlan, we reveal some major Marvel Star Wars news, talk with Laura Jane Grace, and much more!Add a comment
Went to my local Toys R Us today hoping to find the newer waves of the Black Series 6" figures, but unfortunately they just restocked all the pegs with the first Wave of Rogue One figures again (UGH!!!). This assortment also includes the 02: Rey (Jakku) & BB-8.
While flipping through the Rey figures, I noticed that her face looked a bit different then the White and Tan flesh tone variants we reported about a few weeks ago. This one seems more like a transition between these 2 variations. She has whitish flesh and the updated face paint applications. All six of the Rey figures they had were all painted like this and shared the same date stamp of 61751.
• 1st Version (DS 60681): Whitish Flesh Tone On Face
• 2nd Version (DS 61751): Whitish Flesh Tone On Face - Updated Face Paint Applications
• 3rd Version (DS 61871): Tan Flesh Tone On Face
You can view a comparison photo above, or visit the figures page for larger photos.Add a comment
I have added a photo of the 3rd variation of The Black Series 6" 12: First Order Snowtrooper to our HD Photo Gallery today, which I just recently found at GameStop about a week or so ago.
• 1st version: Blaster Rifle In Hand - Blaster Rifle Handle Black - White Neck
• 2nd version: Blaster Rifle In Hand - Blaster Rifle Handle White - Black Neck
• 3rd version: Blaster Rifle In Bubble - Blaster Rifle Handle White - Black Neck
You can check out the comparison popup photo above or visit the figure's page for some larger photos.Add a comment
Now in stock are The Black Series 6" Wave 10 figures. Also we have a bunch of Prototype/First Shot Figures up for sale.
We are also taking preorders on the Darth Vader Legacy Replica, so get your orders in.
Take 10% Off Our Entire Site Through Sunday (Excludes Preorders)! Hurry on over to Brian's Toys.Add a comment
Hasbro's PR has sent us a Press Release along with some photos for Rogue One Products that will be released in 2017. Be sure to check out all the new Product photos on our Facebook Page
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY 2017 Product Description:
• STAR WARS 3.75-INCH FIGURE Assortment (Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $7.99/Available: Spring 2017) Enter the world of STAR WARS and launch into action and adventure! Each 3.75-inch figure features five points of articulation and comes with their iconic battle accessories. Characters include heroes and villains from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY such as JYN ERSO, K-2SO, IMPERIAL GROUND CREW, GALEN ERSO, and IMPERIAL STORMTROOPER, STAR WARS REBELS characters including KANAN JARRUS (Stormtrooper Disguise) and SABINE WREN, and KYLO REN and REY (JAKKU) from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Each figure sold separately. Available at most major retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com. Compatible with the HASBRO STAR WARS STUDIOFX App.Add a comment
I have updated The Black Series 6" 04: First Order Stormtrooper's Page with images of the Black Stripe Armor Box Variants for those into variations.
• 1st release. (DS 51391) - Black stripe painted on the armor box (on abdomen armor above gun belt) located above the front side of his right hip, which is incorrect.
• 2nd release. (DS 60681) - Black stripe painted on the armor box (on abdomen armor above gun belt) located above the right side of his right hip, which is correct.
This was not that big of a change, but Hasbro did updated the paint application to make this figure more screen accurate.Add a comment
In this installment of The Star Wars Show, we have another installment of Pablo Hidalgo's Rogue Reports, featuring interviews from the Rogue One set, reveal Barnes & Noble's new posters of Grand Admiral Rae Sloane and Nora Wexley from Aftermath: Empire's End, talk with Rogue One co-producer John Swartz, and much more!Add a comment
"Our next Star Wars Battlefront will be even bigger, taking players into more locations and allowing them to play with more heroes and characters across multiple Star Wars Eras. There will be new ways to play, including an all-new single-player compaign, and much, much more that we are excited to share with our players in the months ahead."
Finally looks like we will get a single-player campaign, lets hope it will be co-op as well! This info was posted on the EAStarWars Twitter page.Add a comment
My local Texas GameStop Stores are receiving earlier waves of The Black Series 6" Force Awakens figures again. Not sure if this is what Hasbro is sending them now or if the warehouse that supplies my local stores stumbled across some older stock and shipped it to them. In the mix of these figures I found some hard to find variants on The Black Series 6" First Order Stormtrooper & Snowtrooper that I was never able to obtain.
• #04 First Order Stormtrooper - (DS 60681) - Right Hip Box on Abdomen Armor (Boxes above Belt) has black stripe painted on it.
• #12 First Order Snowtrooper (DS 52371) - Black Neck, Holding Gun, Blaster Rifle has white handle.
I visited 3 stores today and each had about 2-4 of each of these and they were clearanced out for $12.97. I will get some comparison photos up soon.Add a comment
Use Coupon Code "JANUARY10" and receive 10% off. Coupon code expires at 11:59pm Sunday, February 5th, 2017. (Excludes Pre-orders)
Also taking preorders on The Black Series 6" Wave 10 (Baze Wave). Head on over to Brian's Toys.Add a comment
In this installment of The Star Wars Show, ILM legend (and Rogue One executive producer) John Knoll sits for an interview, Pablo Hidalgo talks with Dave Filoni on the Rogue One set, we show new Marvel Star Wars covers, and more!Add a comment
Hasbro has changed the entire paint scheme on the Ezra figure and his lightsaber, that is included in the Ezra Bridger's Speeder set. Both versions can be found only in The Force Awakens Toy Line boxes.
• 1st - White flesh, Dark Orange Jumpsuit, Dark Gray Saber Hilt.
• 2nd - Tan Flesh, Bright Orange Jumpsuit, Silver Saber Hilt.
I was able to find both versions this week at both Target and Toys R Us stores. Also this set was repacked under the Rogue One Toy Line, and includes the second version of this figure. Happy Hunting!!Add a comment
Noticed today that there has been a paint change on the Baze Malbus figure that is part of the Base Malbus Vs. Imperial Stormtrooper 2-Pack.
• 1st (DS 62561) Yellowish Flesh Tone on Face
• 2nd (DS 63201) Tan Flesh Tone on Face
Just found the second version in the wave 3 case that showed up at Walmart today.Add a comment
Stopped by a couple different retail stores this morning and found the Captain Phasma Vs. Finn (Jakku) 2-Packs at a few of my local Houston Walmart Stores today. This set is being shipped in the Wave 3 cases which includes:
• 3x Captain Phasma Vs. Finn (Jakku)
• 3x Baze Malbus Vs. Imperial Stormtrooper
Price was $14.92 each. Happy Hunting!!Add a comment
StarWars.com has revealed the Official Name for Episode VIII which is "The Last Jedi".
"We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.
THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is scheduled for release December 15, 2017."Add a comment
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