Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Bust-Ups at Toys R Us?

An email sent out to the PSWCS listserv last night caught my attention. Someone found new Gentle Giant Bust-Ups at Toys R Us. They appear to use the same mold as the troopers from this set. It has been reported that there are 2 different exclusive sets available, one includes Captain Rex. I grabbed the below image from an eBay auction. The eBay member is selling both new sets with a $39.99 starting price ($44.99 with Buy it Now). A bit steep.

It isn't the best picture but it is the only one I can find that verifies the existence of these sets. You can see they are in the new Clone Wars packaging. It looks like Rex and a blue and red clone in the top set and maybe Commander Fox with a white a green clone on the bottom? I'm not sure about the middle clone in the second set. They are selling at retain for ~$15. If anyone sees these let me know! Gentle Giant was reportedly done with these but apparently they hyave reissued and repainted a past mold. This was completely under the radar by collecting sites.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Want List - Gentle Giant


Animated Maquettes


Clone Wars Maquettes

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Star Wars: The Clone Wars out on DVD and Blu-Ray Today

The Clone Wars movie hits shelves today. There are numerous different types and versions, including exclusives at Target and Best Buy. It is being released in 1-disc, 2-disc, and Blu-Ray versions. I'd like the Target exclusive version because it includes a Clone Wars comic (Shipyards of Doom) and has Commander Fox on the cover. Check it out!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Killer Combination

While perusing ESPN for the 714th time today, I noticed something. This:

Ghostbusters + ESPN? OK! This, of course, is about the 2008 SEMA Show. The Ecto is one of the Ludicrously Expensive Cars at the show. It is apparently worth $250,000. Damn!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Master Replicas Make it Official and Other GB Things

Ghostbusters replicas are coming. Master Replicas made the announcement, despite some technical difficulties, on Halloween. They have unveiled that they will be making 1:1 scale replicas (possibly more). Their first 2 items that they have announced are a Trap and Proton Pack. Seriously. 1:1 scale prop replicas. Again, I'm serious. Plus, they will include lights and sounds. WOW. Fortunately MR says they will try to keep the price reasonable for such great replicas. It's looking like $250-$400 for the trap (due out Spring 2009) and $900-$1200 for the proton pack. I know that sounds like a lot but packs with no lights/sounds can run $1200+ on eBay. $1200 plus would be a bargain. The pack is due out Fall 2009. Of course, 2009 is the 24th anniversary of Ghostbusters.

To go along with this super-duper line, they have unveiled a site for behind-the-scene looks and exclusive pictures. Hardcore GB heads will get the web address. As of now there is only a quiz (you must get 4 out of 4 to get in the main site) and the announcement. Here it is for those of you that don't want bother with the quiz.

I am very, very excited about this. Very. I pray that I can stash away some money to get these 2 things but that looks doubtful. Real life beckons, with the wedding in July and then a house (!) in the next 7-9 months. Yeaaaa.....

In other Ghostbusters news...
To recognize this special milestone, Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc has licensed the property for several new products to commemorate the anniversary, including: video games, toys, t-shirts, comic books, prop replicas, and a theme park attraction.
Holy. Crap. That is from the official Atari-Sony press release (via Kotaku). Will they be reviving the old GB attraction at Universal? Or will this be debuting somewhere else? Hmmmm.... Plus, it sounds like a whole bunch of officially licensed GB stuff is on the way in the next year!!!

And on a side note... w00t, 100th post!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Gentle Giant Mini Busts Lookin' Great

Gentle Giant has produced many mini busts in the last few years. Some of the best were their exclusive clone commander 5-pack. In August the Airborne Trooper went up for sale at Star Wars Shop. On November 21st, GG Premium Guild Members will be able to add the next great trooper bust: the Galactic Marine.

This Star Wars Shop exclusive bust went on sale in early August and sold out within a day.

The Galactic Marine is a shared exclusive between Forbidden Planet and Gentle Giant. They were released last week in the U.K. (Forbidden Planet) and in a few weeks Gentle Giant will have a limited run. I can't wait to add these 2 to my collection!

The Forbidden Planet/Gentle Giant exclusive Galactic Marine mini bust, available online (in the U.S.) November 21st.

Carded Legacy Collection Wave 4 Images

These aren't due out until January/February 2009 (so this may be renamed 2009 Wave 1) but here are some high resolution images of the trooper figures in this wave, courtesy of Jedi Insider.

Commander Faie and the 327th Star Corps Clone Trooper are reissued from Wave 3. The new Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise look awesome! Again, look for these in early 2009.