Monday, December 28, 2015

Put the ball in the hole....No put the hole in the ball!

Looks like a collecting variant has popped up this time for the 3.75" BB-8. Variant collecting appeals to some and I am guilty of this one depending on how much it impacts the collectible. I love variants for the fact that it gives the hobby a little more depth, creates conversation and opens up doors to other changed collectibles. First off the BB-8 that was first released back in mid September has no peg hole and is very light. Now in later releases with the Millennium Falcon and the Forest Mission 5 pack, BB-8 now has a running change with a peg hole in the bottom and feels a lot heavier. If you passed on the Unkar's Thugs 3 pack when it came out, you might have a hard time coming across the one without a peg and hopefully this little change doesn't impact secondary market prices. I would like to thank Ric from The Astromech Collection for giving me a heads up on this interesting find.

                               

Saturday, December 12, 2015

A Sideshow Star Wars Convention Exclusive Awakens!


Totally unexpected Sideshow is releasing a exclusive Sixth Scale R2-D2 'Unpainted Prototype'. It's has every feature like the deluxe model but supports a "unique monochromatic silver finish". This will be debut December 18th-20th at the Toy Soul show in Hong Kong where visitors can place their pre-orders then this collectible will make stops all around asia. Click here at the offical Sideshow page for all the details.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Lego 2016 Sets Reveled.

Looks like there will be some pretty awesome sets coming our way in 2016. Sets range from the prequels all the way to The Force awakens, Microfighters also make a return! The Droid Escape Pod will be on the top of my list for sure. Check out the gallery here in HD!

Source: FLYGUY


Friday, December 4, 2015

BB-8 Naughty Or Nice? Holiday Short

Droids On Time

I don't usually collect magazines but this "Time" I will. Sorry for the pun but I just had to do it. The cast of Star Wars The Force Awakens just recently did a shoot for Time Magazine and they look good as ever. Click here to check out the article and photos from the shoot.

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