May 17, 2013 | 7:15 PM CDT
The Power of the Force - Episode 1 Flashback's Ben (obi-Wan) Kenobi was released in 1998. Accessories included with Ben is just his trusty Lightsaber. What else does he need? He has 10 points of articulation which are head (yes his head actually turns), shoulders, elbows, wrist, waist, and hips. The sculpt looks pretty good overall, but his pre-posed legs makes it a bit hard to get him to stand correctly.
Variations. This figure shipped with the single and double black arrows on the Flashback Photo yellow pull tab, which can be seen on the figure's page.
May 17, 2013 | 10:54 AM CDT
Since The Black Series Toy Line is coming later this year, I have went ahead and added "The Black Series" to our Photo Gallery. The images in this Gallery are just Hasbro product images for now. When I receive actual product to photograph, I will swap the photos. The 2013 SDCC Exclusive Boba Fett with Han Solo in Carbonite is the first addition to this new Gallery. The rest of The Black series product will be added soon.
May 16, 2013 | 8:40 PM CDT
Hasbro has released some more product photos of the 2013 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive 6" Boba Fett with Han in Carbonite set. Click on the images above to check them out!
May 16, 2013 | 7:50 PM CDT
Gentle Giant takes over this week's Brian's Toys Newsletter. Not only is the 12" Jumbo Yoda (Orange Snake) in stock, but new pre-orders are available for the recently-announced 12" Jumbo Zuckuss and the long-awaited Star Wars chess set. For 6-inch collectors, the Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon Series is ready for pre-order.
Check out this week's newsletter for a selection of Star Wars graded vintage, from carded to loose. Go to Brian's Toys.
May 16, 2013 | 7:41 PM CDT
Emperor Palpatine is from the 1998 Power of the Force - Episode 1 Flashback Photo Toy Line. He has 5 point of articulation which are shoulders, waist, and hips. He includes 2 Force Lightning Effects, which can be attached to his arms. This figure is sculpted in a Force Lightning attack pose, and looks pretty awesome with his Force Lightning attached.
Variations. Just like all the 1998 Flashback figures, he was shipped with the single and double black arrows on the Flashback Photo yellow pull tab. Be sure to check out all the new HD Photos.
May 16, 2013 | 4:40 PM CDT
The 1998 Power of the Force - Episode 1 Flashback Princess Leia in Ceremonial Dress figure includes a Medal of Honor and a Removable Cape. She has 6 points of articulation which are head, waist, shoulders, and hips. The sculpt is not to bad for its age. One issue with this figure is she will not stand very well due to her plastic skirt limiting her leg movement, she always wants to tip over, even without her cape on.
Variations. This figure shipped with the single and double black arrows on the Flashback Photo yellow pull tab. Enjoy all the new HD Photos.
May 15, 2013 | 6:03 PM CDT
Another revisit to our Power of the Force Episode 1 Flashback HD Photo Gallery today. Uploaded are all new HD Photos of the C-3PO figure. He does not include any accessories, but he does have a removable left arm. C-3PO has 5 points of articulation, which is his shoulders, hips, head, and waist. His waist barely moves though, due to his torso rubbing on his waist and if you force it, it may damage his upper torso.
Variations. I have 4 of these figures carded, all with different date stamps. I noticed as the date stamps got newer, C-3PO's dirt paint application got dirtier. It may just be a coincidence, but I posted a few photos on the figures page.
May 15, 2013 | 2:53 PM CDT
Today's Revisit is the 1998 Power of the Force Episode 1 Flashback's Luke Skywalker figure. He includes a Blaster Rifle, Hat, and Electrobinoculars. He has 10 points of articulation which is Head, waist, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and hips. Not bad for 1998.
Variations. Luke was packaged with a Flashback Photo with single and double black arrows on the yellow pull tab, as we explained earlier. These variations can be seen on the figure's page.
May 15, 2013 | 5:57 AM CDT
For the first time in Star Wars Weekends history, Disney Gift Cards will be offering four unique Star Wars-themed Disney Gift Card designs. Each week during Star Wars Weekends a new design will become available. They can be found at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the following weekends.
Weekend 1: Skywalker Mickey, May 17
Weekend 2: Darth Donald, May 24
Weekend 3: Yoda Stitch, May 31
Weekend 4: Darth Goofy, June 7
Click on the image above for a larger view of the gift cards. For more info head on over to the Disney Parks Blog.
May 14, 2013 | 6:14 PM CDT
Uploaded to our Power of the Force - Episode 1 Flashback HD Photo Gallery are all new photos of the Hoth Chewbacca figure. He includes his trademark Bowcaster and has 6 points of articulation. I mention 6 points because his head does turn a little bit. Chewy was sculpted and painted as he just came out of a snow storm.
Variations. There is 2 of them and it has to do with the Flashback Photo itself. Hasbro first printed black arrows on the front and back of the yellow pull tab of the Flashback Photo. They then decided to remove the black arrow on the back of the yellow pull tab. These variations can be seen on the figure's page.
May 14, 2013 | 3:08 PM CDT
We would like to wish George Lucas a Happy 69th Birthday!
May 13, 2013 | 6:56 PM CDT
Since finishing the revisit of the 2002 Attack of the Clones Sneak preview figures, I have moved on to The Power of the Force Episode 1 Flashback Photo Gallery These figures were available from 1998 - 1999. The first figure to be Revisited is Anakin Skywalker. He includes a Lightsaber and has 6 points of articulation. This sculpt of Anakin was inspired by the Spirt of Anakin Skywalker, that was seen at the end of Return of the Jedi.
May 13, 2013 | 7:24 AM CDT
Uploaded to our HD Photo Gallery today, is the R3-T7 figure from the 2002 Attack of the Clones Sneak Preview Toy Line. This Droid has 6 points of articulation and includes a Lightning Effect. The 3rd leg is not removable, but does retract. With this figure addition, the entire 2002 Attack of the Clones Sneak Preview HD Photo Gallery has been completely revisited.
May 12, 2013 | 8:52 AM CDT
As most of you know, for the past year or so, I have "Revisited" some of our older Photo Galleries from 1995 - 2008. What this means is I am re-photographing these older toys completely. This inlcudes both the packaging and the toy itself.
Why am I doing this? The older photos served their purposes back in the day, but when compared to the newer HD Photos that I have been producing for the past few years, they are subpar.
To Keep track of what older Toy Galleries have been "Revisited", I have created a new section on the website called "Revisited Galleries".