Looking to upgrade or replace your capes for your Gentle Giant Jumbo Kenner figures? These custom replacements may just be the solution for those discolored and sticky versions. Check out this ebay auction to get all six released thus far.
Thanks to KG’s Vintage Star Wars Corner for the heads-up.
Word on the street is that LEGO is sending out new “mystery box” promo sets to select affiliates in preparation for the LEGO Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles event airing on Cartoon Network on May 29. For a look at the contents of this set, head on over to Idle Hands and thanks to our friend Matt Booker from JediNews for the tip.
The next installment in The Enloe Trials photonovel series is inching closer – for full size previews, head on over to the forums!
Sideshow has updated today with another preview of their eagerly anticipated Deluxe Darth Vader Sixth Scale figure and have also launched a campaign for a chance to win one for your collection. Click the preview above for the preview and enter the giveaway.
Hasbro has made available additional loose images of the SDCC Exclusive 6″ Boba Fett with Han in Carbonite. Click on through for the photos.
June 15, 2013 marks the 10th Anniversary of JEDICON WV, a Star Wars convention located in a small rural town in West Virginia. If any collectors in the area (WV, OH, PA) wish to attend check out the details after the break…
Gentle Giant is now taking pre-orders for their Jumbo Kenner Zuckuss figure.
Referred to as “the Uncanny One” by other bounty hunters, Zuckuss is one of the top bounty hunters hired to track down the Millennium Falcon after the Battle of Hoth. This ammonia-breathing findsman is especially dangerous because of a well-kept secret - his affinity with the Force!
Digitally scanned from mint 3 3/4” Kenner originals, Zuckuss has been reproduced in scale to the rest of our exciting Jumbo Kenner Vintage line. No detail has been overlooked. Roto and injection molded using durable plastics, this fully-articulated jumbo figure includes a faithfully reproduced Blaster rifle.
That’s not all, this classic Kenner creation comes packaged on a 1980 Empire Strikes Back-inspired blister card, featuring original front and “45 back” artwork, in a re-sealable plastic outer clam shell to help protect and display!
Forum member EMPIRE has shared one of the most impressive works of Star Wars customizing that I have ever seen.
This custom spaceport playset was made for his kids (his very lucky kids!) and features numerous docking bays, restaurants, shops and everything you could ever dream of.
Check it out and leave him some feedback by clicking on the image above!
We’d like to take the time today to wish George Lucas a very Happy 69th Birthday.
For many, the joys and pains of collecting can be summed up in one word–exclusive. A hard-to-obtain, limited piece can be the prize of a collection both as a rarity and as a memory of a trip. But obtaining these exclusives often is difficult for many either involving expensive trips or high premiums on the secondary market. But as the 2013 convention season commences new exclusives are being announced every week. Last week came news of Hasbro’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Han in Carbonite and Boba Fett Black Series 6-inch figures. Now on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast Marjorie and Arnie look at exclusives announced for Star Wars Celebration Europe 2. From T-Shirts to posters to pins, the first round of exclusive merchandise offers some collectibles with a vintage style and others with a more modern and German flare. Join their discussion and start your shopping list now!
Also on this week’s show, a run-down on the Toys R Us exclusive Endor AT-AT, a report from the C2E2 Vintage Toy Auction, a review of Super 7′s exclusive Leia Story print, and more!
The latest TVC offering is appearing at more Toys”R”us stores across the United States, and will set you back $129.99 if you’re so inclined to pick up this behemoth.
Note to Hasbro/TRU though – if this doesn’t sell all that well, just remember this is the 3rd packaging variation of the AT-AT in the past couple years! We do love the big items but we also need you to throw a well-executed Death Star playset and a Sail Barge into the mix!
When toy runs are as dismal as they are lately, a lot of us naturally turn to customizing – and some even go the extra mile and create our own fan-fiction Star Wars photonovels – most of which can be read and commented by readers like you in our forums.
But sometimes there’s an older photonovel that appears to have been lost in cyberspace - for those of you who have been around for years in this hobby, remember the old stories by photonovel legends Dan Curto and Scott Corrales? Or the amazing Clone Wars storyline by SA Longhorn?
Those stories, and even the latest ones by various customizers can all be found on the greatest photonovel library of them all: The Photonovel Alliance.
TJ Maxx and Marshalls stores have been known from time to time to have some odd markdowns - at times clearancing some items, but leaving others (of the exact same SKU#) at full price.
Forum member darthapathy also recently came across some sporadic markdowns at his local TJ Maxx.
So keep your eyes peeled when at these discount stores – you never know what you may come across, or if it might be marked down cheaper than you think.
The ToyMan Collector Show returns to St. Louis on Sunday, May19.
With over 180 dealer tables, you never know what Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers or He-Man items you might find, and often at great prices! For more details, click on the image above.
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