Star Wars Black Wave 2 up for pre-order on Amazon

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Star Wars Black Series 2 – featuring Han Solo, Greedo, Boba Fett, and Princess Leia in her Jabba’s Slave outfit – is now available for pre-order at Amazon for $23 apiece. There’s a decent chance the price will drop between now and release, and if it does, Amazon will charge you the lowest price it hits between the time you order and the time they come out. For those of you lucky enough to get an SDCC Boba Fett, this lets you get the figures without having to order the set.

Leia’s face is…not good. Unless the production figure comes out looking better I won’t be able to put a positive spin on that. Han’s I’ll definitely need to see in person.

Poe’s Five Most-Wanted Likely Characters in Star Wars Black – and Five UNlikely

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You know I’m into a toyline when I start doing lists like this. You’d think it would be only fair if I started reviewing the toys, too, but my camera died recently and I’m saving up for a quality replacement. As soon as I can afford it, I’m planning to do a whole Star Wars Black week.

Anyway, as I was coming up with this list it occurred to me that Kenner’s Star Wars may be the reason I tend to want toys of anything cool I see – movies, television shows, comics. Because Kenner turned everything from Star Wars into a toy. Yes, there were a few glaring exceptions (see below), but for the most part the 1970s-’80s toy line covered anyone who got at least five seconds of screen time. It conditioned me and a generation of collectors to want action figures of anything that moved. Continue reading “Poe’s Five Most-Wanted Likely Characters in Star Wars Black – and Five UNlikely”

Odds ‘n Ends > NECA’s Pacific Rim, Starbarians

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  • Lots of NECA Pacific Rim news. First off, NECA has finally posted a photo of the upcoming Battle Damaged Gypsy Danger, due out late September with the rest of series two (Striker Eureka and Leatherback). Speaking of, for those of who you missed out on the non-damaged Gypsy Danger, a new shipment is hitting stores now, or alternatively, you can pick up the Gypsy Danger/Knifehead two-pack. Finally, and I’m not sure where these originated, but via the Daytime Ninja, here are some pics of NECA’s planned 18″ Knifehead. It will be “much more” expensive than the $85 18″ Gypsy Danger, but it will be gigantic, will evidently come with much more articulation than the 7″ version (ball-jointed wrists! articulated fingers!) and will have light-up features as well. This may be a warm-up for their 18″ Godzilla for next year’s film.
  • I first mentioned Starbarians, a Youtube-based animated show that’s sort of an adult-oriented Saturday morning adventure cartoon, over a year ago. The creator, Harry Patridge, commissioned Joe Amaro to make some prototype toys. According to Joe, they’re in 6″ scale and have twelve points of articulation, and now Partridge is considering producing them. If you’re interested, be sure to check out Starbarians and leave a comment supporting a toy line.
  • Anyone have the brown variant Marvel Legends Cable they might consider trading or selling? Loose/complete is fine.
  • I got nothin’.