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The Most Valuable Star Wars™ Toys

Since the release of Episode IV – A New Hope in 1977, the Star Wars™ movie franchise has gone on to enjoy one of the largest fan bases in the history of cinema. And, as the popularity of the films grew, so did the demand for merchandise.  Everything from toys to magazines has gone on to become collector’s items, and some items fetch tens of thousands of dollars.  Jawa, 1977, $18,000 This Kenner Brand Action Figure from the 12-Back Original Collection’s major factor is its vinyl cape and you’ll need it in mint condition if you want to collect.  Kenner’s decision to change Jawa’s cape from vinyl to cloth due to the size of the figure is what makes this item so valuable. Since this alteration occurred so early on after the toy was released, there are only very few vinyl-caped figures in existence. The exact number isn’t known but…

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Must Have Original Star Wars Toys To Collect For Any Age

Cinema has significantly evolved over the years, with countless classics and films that reinvented the big screen as we know it. Yet, there are certain films that have just had a bigger impact than anyone could’ve imagined like Star Wars. This is the franchise that influenced the film industry and people for decades as it continues to do so 40 years later.  As we grew up with the protagonists and the villains, in which they were key figures in pop culture and are still relevant to this very day. One of the biggest ways the Star Wars saga has affected society is through its Star Wars Toys and collectibles, which has become a multi-million dollar industry today.  If you want to start buying some of these original, then there are a few that you should definitely get, regardless of your age. Kylo Ren lightsaber  You probably guessed that this would…

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Calvin’s Custom 1/6 SWTOR Darth Revan Commission

There are few things we love more than custom SWTOR items. From cosplay to art to replicas and even fan films; we love Star Wars and SWTOR stuff. So that’s what we’re bringing to you today – another great story of custom SWTOR items. These are a notch above anything we’ve seen from your typical fan. This is high quality, professional-grade stuff. We love the work that Calvin does over at Calvin’s Customs so we were excited to see this new project he’s working on. This SWTOR Darth Revan commission is going to be fantastic. These are still the “making of” images, as it is not completed yet. Calvin specializes in 1:6 scaled custom works that are so very realistic. It’s amazing and impressive and we love everything about what he does. So here’s a sneak peek at his latest project, still in the works. See more updates from Calvin and…

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Darth Revan Figure at 2016 New York Toy Fair

There was a very interesting new toy at the 2016 New York Toy Fair. Here’s a picture of the Darth Revan figurine which actually came from a poll that Hasbro organized a few months ago about the next Star Wars figurine in the Black Series. It’s a 6-inch figure that goes along with others in the popular line. It should retail for around $20. “As announced at San Diego Comic-Con, evil Sith Lord Darth Revan has won the Fan’s Choice poll and will join Hasbro’s realistic Black Series line! But that’s not all… Runner-up Sabine Wren, the popular Mandalorian explosives expert and artist from Star Wars Rebels will also join the Black Series!” Each year at the New York Toy Fair, we get a sneak peek at the latest new toys, trends in the industry and much more. Toy Fair is produced by the Toy Industry Association™, Inc. (TIA), the not-for-profit…

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Show Us Your Star Wars!

Whether you’ve seen the new film or been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, it’s very apparent that the Star Wars craze is here to stay. It doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon. With this in mind, I’ve now taken to a little personal gamed called “Spot the Star Wars” and started taking photos of Star Wars items and displays that I come across throughout my daily life. So this got me thinking… what are other people seeing in their parts of the world? With this, an idea was born: Show us your Star Wars! We invite you to head over to our Facebook fanpage and share your own photos of Star Wars scenes, displays, merchandise or other goodies while out and about. We may even feature some of our favorite pics here on the site in a future post. To get it started,…

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These Knock-Off Star Wars Toys are Hilarious

People love Star Wars. This is a fact as simple as the sky being blue. So it’s no surprise that you will find some unscrupulous (or perhaps just ignorant) companies trying to play on the Star Wars love. That’s exactly what we find in these “Star Wars” toys purchased by wholesale trader Karl Baxter, of Wholesale Clearance UK. But these discount toys that arrived just in time for the new film release weren’t exactly what he expected. These weren’t just knock-offs; these were fakes that seemed to have been designed by someone with no knowledge of the franchise and the results are hilarious (maybe not for Mr. Baxter). Most of the molds do not come close to properly resembling the characters intended but the names/titles are even funnier. Obi-Wan Kenobi was dubbed Toy-One and C-3PO is R2-3PO. A young Anakin Skywalker is simply called “little girl” and Qui-Gon Jinn is…

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The Darkside of Fairy Tales

Who doesn’t love Star Wars toys? I have loved them all my life, since as far back as I can remember. Even in my college years and post-college years; after eras of student/community organizing, after reporting in a war torn region, after starting my own business, after living with my lover, deep in the dark forest of adulthood, I still couldn’t resist going to the toy section of any department store chain, just to see what Star Wars was up to. And I wasn’t alone. We have all seen someone from generation X, standing there just to see the Star Wars toys with the occasional child also checking out the magic. In the mid 90’s and late 90’s I read disturbing accounts of Disney abusing overseas workers and even children to make their products. I never bought those products as presents for family members and friends in fear of supporting…

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Episode 7 Hype Escalating – Hasbro Reportedly Working on Line of Toys

As the release date of Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens (and of the new Battlefront title) approaches, everyone is looking to get in on the action. Toymaker Hasbro has apparently prepared an extensive line of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys, which includes blasters, light sabers, action figures and remote controlled droids. The company hasn’t exactly been keen on making its efforts public, but fans have dug up a list of toys Hasbro are allegedly working on right now. The figurines will be mostly 3.75-inch ones, and there will be a special “Black Series” line of action figures too, aimed at collectors. Alleged photographs of some of the toys were leaked as well, although they’re of somewhat questionable quality, and some of the figurines featured (like that of Chewbacca) are apparently older releases from Hasbro. There are other inconsistencies with the Chewbacca toy featured in the photos: apparently, the…

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Six Inch Action Figures Leaked Photo

TheForce.net has come in possession of a leaked photo, of action figures for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The picture apparently originates in a Chinese forum and features four characters that was seen in the Star Wars trailer. Presumably the first figure is Kylo Ren. He looks pretty much like the Revan rumor image that surfaced a few month back.  Finn is without his Storm trooper armor it appears, but he wouldn’t ware that forever anyways.  I am not sure who the third person is, but the last two must be BB-8 and Chewie. What do you guys think?

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Darth Malgus Action Figure Released

  We get a first look at the Hasbro display from San Diego Comic-Con 2014 and it includes the Darth Malgus action figure pictured above. This is one of the very nice figures in the Star Wars Black Series. Toyark has some great images of the Star Wars Black Series display from San Diego Comic-Con 2014. These include looks at the new 3.75″ figures and mostly previously released/seen figures.  

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