Did you think The Black Series Padme Amidala #01 figure looked a bit pale before? Looks like Hasbro agreed and has changed her skin tone from a light beige to a pinkish skin color. The newer pinkish skin tone was found on a card with a date stamp of 31751.
The skin tone change is very noticeable in person, and even under my bright studio lights can still be seen clearly. Check out larger photos of the change on her page.
Geez the changes to The Black Series Biker Scout #07 figure keep coming. Reader "Lisa" pointed out that the Visor on the Biker Scout's Helmet seems to be reshaped. I was able to track down a bunch of these at my local stores, and they all shared the same date stamp of 31751. In the picture above we have the 1st and 2nd version. The 3rd is a factory error.
So lets recap the changes we have reported so far:
Thermoformed bubble / Smooth Bubble.Black pouch belts on hips. / White pouch belts on hips.Dull white armor / Bright white armor.Yellow boot soles / Orange boot soles.Light tan mid section / Dark tan mid section.Straight helmet visor / Arched helmet visor.
All these variations can be seen on the figures's page.
Toys R Us has a sale this week on all Star Wars toys which includes Action Figures, Angry Birds, Playsets, Role Play, and Electornics. Sale is valid from 9/15 - 9/18 2013. Click on through for the coupon.
I have had lots of requests to post some loose photos of this vehicle and since my darkroom remodel was finished today, here you go. Uploaded to our Photo Gallery today, are all new HD Photos of The Vintage Collection's TIE Interceptor Vehicle. This is a Amazon exclusive and retails for $49.99. This vehicle includes a Cockpit, 2 Wings, and a removable Pilots chair.
Enjoy all the new HD Pictures.
Just received The Vintage Collection's TIE Interceptor Vehicle from Amazon. Luckily the vehicle box itself was mint, but the white mailer was opened. Not sure if this is due to Amazon having to scan the bar code on the box or what. Anyways I photographed the box and instruction sheet as a preview.
Some of our readers have gotten their Amazon excluisve TIE Interceptor today and it looks like the shipping problems have returned. Here are the issues reported so far:• No white mailer box.• Box crushed due to no packing material.• White mailer box not sealed and has been opened on one side.• TIE Interceptor box side sliced by razor blade.
Now if your a opener these issues will not effect you at all.
Today I have added all new HD Photos of the 2013 Saga Legends Mission Series: Utapau. This set includes a Battle Droid and 212th Battalion Clone Trooper. Each figure has 5 points of articulation which are Head, Shoulders and Hips. The Battle Droid includes a Blaster Rifle and Back Pack while the 212th Battalion Clone Trooper just includes a single Blaster Rifle.
The figures look ok for what they are. The biggest complaint is getting the Battle Droid to stand on its own, its a bit of a chore.
Revisited today is the 1997 Power of the Force Freeze Frame Grand Moff Tarkin figure. He was packaged on a collection 3 card and retailed for $4.99. Tarkin has 6 points of articulation which is Head, Shoulders, Waist, and Hips. Includes with this figure is a Imperial Blaster Rifle and Pistol. Enjoy all the new HD Photos.
Amazon has moved up the release date on their excluisve TIE Interceptor from 9/15 to 9/11. Also its on sale right now for $46.13. Lets hope that Amazon has learned their lesson on how to pack these, so we don't see a repeat of the Slave I disaster.
Looks like Hasbro made another change on The Black Series Biker Scout #07 and it's not the black and unpainted white belts on the hip pouches that we first reported when the line was first released. The changes has been applied to the smooth bubble with white hip pouches version of the figure. The newer version has a date stamp of 31751Here are the changes:• Armor and helmet went from a dull white to a brighter white plastic.• Boot soles went from being painted a yellow mustard to a orange color. • Mid section went from being painted a light tan to a dark tan.
You can view larger pictures on the figure's page.
You heard it here first! The Black Series Anakin Skywalker #03 figure has undergone a change. It looks like Hasbro has changed the paint application on his head. He now sports lighter brown hair, eyebrows, and etc. The head sculpt looks to be the same, but I have not opened him up yet to compare the figures side by side to confirm this.
I found 3 of the Light Brown Hair Anakins figures today at 2 different local Walmarts. They were packed in smooth bubbles and had date stamps of 31751, which is the newest date stamp I have seen to date. You can check out larger pictures on the figure's page.
The 1997 Power of the Force Freeze Frame Lando Calrissian as Skiff Guard figure retailed for $4.99 and was packed on a Collection 1 card. Lando included a Helmet and Skiff Guard Force Pike. He has 6 points of articulation which are Head, Shoulders, Waist, and Hips.
Variations. Lando was released on 2 different cards due to the fact that there was a mis-spelling. The first card back had the "Sealt-Marie (Yak Face) mis-spelling and the second card back had the spelling error corrected to "Saelt-Marae. You can see these variations on the figure's page.
The Fan Club Exclusive Power of the Force Freeze Frame AT-AT Driver was released in 1998 on a collection 3 card. Retail price was $9.99. He has 6 points of articulation which are Head, Shoulders, Waist, and Hips. The AT-AT Driver figure includes a Imperial Issue Blaster.
If your curious on what the next wave of Mission Series sets look like carded, head on over to German collecting site starwars-figuren.com.
Revisited today, is The Power of the Force Freeze Frame Malakili (Rancor Keeper). This figure was released in 1997 and packaged on a Collection 2 card. He has 6 points of articulation which are Head, Shoulders, Waist, and Hips. Malakili includes a Long-Handled Vibro-Blade.
The 2013 Saga Legends MS01 Mission Series: Star Destroyer pack includes a Darth Vader and Seeker Droid. Vader has 5 points of articulation which are Head, Shoulders, and Hips. He includes a Lightsaber. The Seeker Droid has 3 points of articulation which are his 2 arms and gun. Enjoy the new HD Pictures.
As most of you know bubbles have been poorly attached and have even falling off The Black Series cards. To resolve the issue, previous fixes by Hasbro and store employees have been to tape and staple the bubbles to the cards. I pretty much held my tongue on the issue, but what I found at my local Toys R Us store takes the cake. They actually had bubbles shrink wrapped to the cards. I don't know who shrink wrapped these cards and bubbles, but its a professional job. The plastic is thick and has been heated to conform to the shape of the card and bubble, and even has a proforated line on the side of the plastic, so it can be easily opened.
So the question is, did Hasbro do this as a solution to the bubble and card separation issues? Click on the image above to check it out.
Revisited today is the 1998 Power of the Force Freeze Frame Princess Leia in Hoth Gear. This figure was a Fan Club Exclusive and retailed for $9.99. She has 6 points of articulation which are Head, Shoulders, Waist, and Hips. As for accessories, Leia includes a Blaster Pistol.
Added to our 2013 Saga Legends Photo Gallery today is the 12-Inch Obi-Wan Kenobi figure. He has 7 points of articulation which are Head, Shoulders, Wrists, and Hips. He includes a Lightsaber Blade that snaps into the Lightsaber Hilt that is part of the Right Hand. For $9.99 these 12-Inch figures are not that bad.
The 1997 Power of the Force Freeze Frame Weequay Skiff Guard figure is one of the rarest modern Star Wars figures that has been released in the USA. Back in 1997 he had a limited release at retail making him extremely hard to find. If your missing this figure from your collection, your going to have to shell out hundreds of dollars to buy him on the secondary market.
Weequay has 6 points of articulation which are Head, Shoulders, Waist, and Hips. He includes a Force Pike and Blaster Rifle. Enjoy all the new HD Pictures.
Since the 2013 Black Series #08 Clone Pilot figure shares the same hand molds as the #02 Clone Trooper Sergeant, it also shipped with the filled in left hand and the open left hand as well. The filled in left hand is a factory error and has been corrected to the open left hand. You can view the pictures of both versions on the figure's page.
Since posting photos of The Black Series Clone Trooper Sergeant #02 figure a while ago, we have been asked about the filled in left hand shown in our pictures. This is actually a factory error which has been fixed. The filled in hand has shown up on earlier date stamps, and you really can't tell which version you have unless you open it, since the Blaster Rifle covers his left hand in the bubble. So far I have opened up 3 of these figures and 2 had the filled in left hand.
I have added photos of the filled in and open left hand on the figure's page.
The 2013 Saga Legends Mission Series Geonosis pack includes a Battle Droid and Jango Fett figure. Each figure has 5 points of articulation, which are Head, Shoulders and Hips. The Battle Droid includes a Blaster Rifle and Back Pack while Jango includes 2 Blaster Pistols and a Jet Pack. As a collector I think these figures look ok. You have to remember that the Saga Legends line is really aimed at kids and are made at a lower cost.
The only big complaint I have is that the Battle Droid does not stand on his own very well. It would have been better if Hasbro gave him a neutral stance with straight legs.
Added to our 2013 Saga Legends Photo Gallery today is the Mission Series Coruscant pack. In this set you get a Anakin Skywalker figure with Lightsaber and a 501st Legion Trooper with Blaster Rifle. These figures have the basic 5 points of articulation with are Head, Shoulders, and Hips. Enjoy the pics!
German collector site starwars-figuren.com has posted images of the Saga Legends Wave 2 figures on their cards. Click on through to check them out.
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