Now that I have finished photographing the 2013 Class II Attack Vehicles, its time to get back to the revisits. Added to the 2006 Saga Collection's Photo Gallery is the Luke Skywalker: X-Wing Pilot figure. He includes a Removable Helmet, Blaster, and Lightsaber.
Hasbro's has sent out a official Press release to the Collecting community regarding the new "Black Line" with some Hi-Res images:Star Wars fans, Yesterday, Hasbro's new line of collector-targeted Star Wars figures, Star Wars Black, was announced on USAToday.com, which will include both traditional 3.75-inch action figures and a brand-new scale, 6-inch figures. Hasbro is excited to now share with you its official photography for the first 6-inch Star Wars Black figure, X-Wing Pilot Luke Skywalker.
The official description for the 6-inch line is below:STAR WARS ® BLACK SERIES 6-INCH ACTION FIGURES (Approximate retail price: $19.99; Ages: 4 & up; Available: Fall 2013)In 2013, Hasbro takes collectible STAR WARS action figures to the next level with the introduction of the BLACK SERIES action figure line! For the first time ever, Hasbro is introducing a 6-inch scale of the greatest characters from the STAR WARS universe. This exceptional collection of figures features incredibly
Uploaded to our Photo Gallery today is the 2013 Movie Heroes Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter mini vehicle. With this addition, the first wave of the Class II Attack Vehicles can now be viewed. Hopefully there will not be a wave 2.
"Star Wars action figures are growing up with their audience.After 35 years of fantastic plastic standing tall in pop culture at 3¾ inches, Hasbro is releasing the Star Wars Black Series this year, beginning a new set of 6-inch figures that will feature more articulation and an increased attention to detail.Priced at $19.99 each, eight figures are planned for 2013 — Hasbro will primarily draw characters from the original Star Wars trilogy of films while also bringing in key players from the prequels."
For the full story visit usatoday.com.
Today I have uploaded all new loose photos of the 2013 Movie Heroes Republic Fighter Tank. This is another mini vehicle and Hasbro has really cheapened it up. See what I mean by checking out the photos.
Straight from StarWars.com:"Lucasfilm has decided to postpone this fall's scheduled release of Star Wars Episodes II and III in 3D. Given the recent development that we are moving forward with a new Star Wars trilogy, we will now focus 100 percent of our efforts on Star Wars: Episode VII in order to ensure the best possible experience for our fans. We will post further information about our 3D release plans at a later date."
I have updated our 2013 Movie Heroes Photo Gallery with all new HD Photos of Jango Fett's Slave I. As a collector I find these new mini vehicles disappointing, but hopefully kids will enjoy them. Be sure to check out the photos.
Just uploaded some more boxed preview photos of the 2013 Class II Attack Vehicles. They are:Obi-Wan's Jedi StarfighterRepublic Fighter TankPlease remember, these are our photos and not Hasbros, so please follow our image use policy.
I have started to photograph the 2013 Jango Fett's Slave I Class II Attack vehicle, so as a preview I have uploaded some boxed photos for your viewing pleasure.
If your wondering were all the 2013 Star Wars toys are, they are probably in the stores stock room. Why you ask? There is a Street date printed right on the box "Do Not Put on Shelf Before the Week of February 11th, 2013" which is a Monday.Now even though there is a street date, some stuff will slip through. Example is the case of Star Wars Class II Attack Vehicles that I just bought today at my local retail store. Here is a photo showing the street date. Now you may ask which store I bought this from, but I rather not say because I don't want to get anyone in trouble for selling these early, but it was one of these 3, Walmart, Target, or Toys R Us.
Thewrap.com has reported that J.J. Abrams will Direct Episode VII:"J.J. Abrams will direct the next "Star Wars" film for Disney, taking stewardship of one of Hollywood's most iconic and lucrative film franchises"You should really head on over to check out the full article, its a interesting read. Also our friends over at Jeditemplearchives.com has pointed out a story from MTV.com as well.
Uploaded are all new photos of the 2006 Saga Collection's Han Solo (in Trench Coat). This figure has 14 points of articulation and he includes a Blaster and Trench Coat. The over all look of this figure looks a bit off, maybe due to the tan flesh tone, but Hasbro did re-release this figure again in 2011 and fixed most of the issues.
Just uploaded are all new Photos of the 2006 Saga Collection Biker Scout. The sculpt of this figure looks pretty screen accurate. He has 14 points of articulation and also includes his trademark pistol. Enjoy!
WonderCon Badges have gone on sale as of today, and here is a bit of info:"WonderCon returns to the Anaheim Convention Center Easter weekend, March 29-31, for three big days of comics and popular arts fun! After a very successful first event in Anaheim in the spring of 2012, WonderCon Anaheim 2013 will include a giant Exhibit Hall (this year in Halls A and B of the Convention Center), multiple programming tracks, plus the Masquerade, Anime, Games, and much more."For more info check out the official page.
While no official word from Hasbro yet, fellow collector site JediNews has gotten info at the UK Toy Fair, confirming that most manufacturers will be changing over to the new Vader Packaging starting in July. For the full story head on over to JediNews.
New packaging for 2013? With all the images coming out of the UK Toy Show today, lots of products are packaged in this new Darth Vader packaging instead of the 2013 Green Yoda Packaging that has already hit retail stores.Its unclear if this Vader packaging will phase out the Green Yoda packaging, but in this photo over at Rebelscum.com the same toy is packaged in both the Green Yoda and Vader packaging. Obviously one of these is a earlier prototype and one of these will replace the other. I guess we will have to wait and see what happens.
Today's revisit is the 2007 Saga Collection's Han Solo (Hoth Outfit) figure. This is about the best version of this figure you will get as of today. The sculpt is pretty good even though his face is a bit off. Articulation wise there is not much more you could as for. He includes a Blaster, Cold Weather Hat, and a Stentronic Sensor Pack. Enjoy all the new HD Photos.
"Rebellenstützpunkt is probably the largest Star Wars action-figure community in Germany and still growing. On september 21st, 2013 we will hold our 3rd convention, the RebelCon. It started as a small collector meeting and grew into a large convention for action-figures over the past years. In addition to dealing action-figures and related stuff, there will be exhibitions of custom made action-figures and vehicles, original sealed figures from the good old Kenner era. Also many costumed fans browsing the convention. One of the highlights on each RebelCon is a tombola with donated prizes from companies like Hasbro Germany, Panini Comics etc. and private donators as well. From the young fan to the adult collector, almost everybody can catch a prize".For more info click on through.
Next figure on deck to be revisited is The Saga Collection's Bossk (Bounty Hunter) figure. No complaints with this figure at all. Lots of articulation and a nice looking sculpt. He includes his Blaster Rifle as well.
For those that like to collect Card variations, just wanted to point out that there is a variation on The 2006 Saga Collection's Vintage Sand People card back. Whats the variation you ask? The first version has a warning sticker at the bottom of the card, while the second has a printed warning. You can check our the photos and info on the figure's page.
Toys R Us has a pretty good sale going on this week. Buy 1 get 1 50% off all Star Wars Action FIgures, Playsets, and Role Play items. This sale is good at your local stores and at ToysRus.com.
Revisited is The Saga Collection's Sand People (a.k.a Tusken Raider) figure from 2006. In my opinion this is the best version of this figure so far. He includes a Sniper Rifle, Gaffi Stick, and Removable Robe. He has lots of articulation and looks awesome. Be sure to check out the photos.
Revisited is the 2007 Princess Leia Organa (in Combat Poncho) from The Saga Collection. This figure looks pretty good with her Poncho on, but when removed it shows some flaws of this figure. The main issues is that she has a extremely long neck and the dyes from the Poncho have been absorbed into the figure's plastic body as seen in our new HD Photos.
Since we will not see any new Hasbro Toys for a while, I am continuing with the revisits. Just added to our Photo Gallery is The Saga Collection's Luke Skywalker (Bespin Fatigues) from 2007. This figure would have looked great if not for the goofy head sculpt. Not to mention it looks like he got a spray tan. The body itself has lots of articulation and he includes a Lightsaber and Blaster.
Jumping back to 2006, I have revisited The Saga Collection's Vintage Greedo figure. Even though 7 years has past, this figure looks much better then some of the stuff that Hasbro has put out over the past few years. He has lots of articulation and includes the Blaster that brings up the question, who shot first. Enjoy the new HD Photos.
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