Can’t wait for this one, almost truly an update to one of his many books by none other than Steve Sansweet!
Here at last is the complete and definitive collection of the more than 2,500 Star Wars® action figures produced over the last 35 years. Fans and collectors can finally trace the evolution of each character in toy form from the time of their first appearance through the designs of today, with pages of amazing and inventive variations crafted to tell the stories of Luke Skywalker, Darth Maul, and literally hundreds more. Compiled by Stephen J. Sansweet, owner of the world’s largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia, the book also showcases and details the rare, popular, forgotten, and beloved figures coveted by fans the world over, drawing figures from the feature film, video game, and cartoon realms of the vast Star Wars universe.
Admiral Ackbar speaks: The Erik Bauersfeld interview. Not A Trap... A Video
Erik Bauersfeld, 90 years old, performed the voices of Admiral Ackbar and Bib Fortuna in “Return of the Jedi.” He’s still never seen the original “Star Wars,” and the recording was a very small job in his respected broadcasting career. But he has developed a nice relationship with fans of the series, returning their letters and refusing to charge money for autographs.
Scuba Trooper! New Marvel Legends & Something (Rare) For The Weekend Sir? All In Our @BriansToys newsletter
The next wave of Vintage-Style figures is now available for pre-order. Place your pre-order for the long awaited Nom Anor, Aayla Secura, Luke Hoth, and more!
Fresh this week is the Gentle Giant Leia in Boushh disguise maquette, Attack Recon Fighter & Republic Assault Sub deluxe figures, and Obi-Wan Kenobi Canvas artwork. Re-stocks include the sought-after Marvel Legends Arnim Zola set and Vintage AFA figures (Looking for something rare? Get the Wind-up R2-D2, AFA Grade: 85!)
Finally, check out the reduced prices on a pair of DVD-Figure combo sets, deluxe vehicles, and Marvel Legend Captain America.
EW.com hosted a live chat with Dave Filoni where fans got a chance to ask the talented Director questions. Stephen Stanton and Bonnie Burton also in attendance and a few usual suspects : )
I raised a few questions one of which was: “Seeming very much like Aurra Sing (and Jamie King) are overdue some return soon…mini spoilers? yes/no?”
Dave replied :”Jaime is great, I am always looking for ways to get her onto the show, but I like to give her really cool parts to play. Her Aurra is awesome, and she can do other amazing characters so always be on the look out. I should have her play Quadinaros, lol kidding”
Another awesome TV ad for fighter pods, which is just beautifully done. We have a LOT of reviews of these guys up and coming. Check out a few others so far along side some other TV slots. (thx again to Hasbro Asia for the permission to use the video and supply the fighter pods! Cheers D!)
Awesome Figure! Star Wars Vintage Collection Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction) HD Review
We reviewed this on our HI DEF YouTube Channel recently, and now a chance to share it with others.Subscribe now and you can get these reviews automagically straight in to your mailbox when we upload them! ‘All too easy’
This brand new item comes packed with goodies and we give it a full rinse and give you an HD Widescreen look at all that’s included in and outside the box.
Check out our video above and see if truly one for your collection… Let us know your thoughts and feedback either in the comments below or on facebook.com/flyguydotnet
New Dewback, Biker Scouts, Darth Nihilus & Boba Bookends, All In Our @BriansToys newsletter
All new this week at Brian’s Toys is the Darth Nihilus Mini Bust, 2012 Movie Exclusive Dewback, and MOTU Classics Sorceress & Fisto. Restock include a Sideshow 12” Storm Shadow, Toys McCoy Indiana Jones, and a few Biker Scout artist proofs from Christian Waggoner.
Get pre-orders in for the new set of 2012 Movie Heroes Vehicles which include Anakin’s Starfighter, Naboo Starfighter, and a Republic Fighter Tank.
Looking for some savings? Jabba’s Palace Bookends and the Battle Droid Mini Bust have been reduced.
If ever there was an appropriate time for the word ‘Noooooooooo!’ in Star Wars it was now. R.I.P Ralph Mcquarrie…
From the official McQuarrie site
It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Ralph McQuarrie.
People say you should never meet your heroes. Ralph was the exception to that rule. We were all fans of his amazing art long before we were blessed with his friendship. But once you got to know Ralph it was impossible not to become a fan of Ralph the man.
Ralph was a very special person for many more reasons than his undeniable brilliance with a brush. He was an especially kind, sensitive, deep, modest, funny and fascinating gentleman. And as fine a role model as any one could have wished for.
His influence on design will be felt forever. There’s no doubt in our hearts that centuries from now amazing spaceships will soar, future cities will rise and someone, somewhere will say…
"that looks like something Ralph McQuarrie painted."