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Star Wars

Got This Rare ‘Star Wars’ Figure? You May Be Sitting On a Gold Mine


_73095628_droidIf you were a middle-aged Gen X kid smart enough to have hung on to your old Star Wars toys, or you’re a vintage toy collector of any age, you might want to stop reading this right now and see if you have the FX-7 medical droid action figure from The Empire Strikes Back. Is it still in its original packaging? Is it sealed and in good shape? How’s the back of the card? All in vintage condition? Well, get ready to celebrate, because to the right person it could be worth almost $13,000.

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Meet the Universal Monster Nine Inch Scale Creature from the Black Lagoon


creaturehiAction figures are addictive, I’ve learned.I’ve been buying a lot of toys collectibles lately. It all started with the “Breaking Bad” Walter White action figure I bought on impulse while my wife was shoe-shopping several weeks ago. From there, it was just a hop, skip and a jump to purchasing all of the first wave of the “Star Wars” Black Series Six Inch Action Figures. I mean, my love for “Star Wars” predates my “Breaking Bad” fixation by several decades, and if I’ve got love enough for Walter White to purchase his likeness then it’s a slap in the face not to pay homage to Luke, R2-D2 and company in a similar fashion. And tell me that they don’t look freaking awesome hiding out on the shelf above the fireplace.

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Review: Star Wars Black Series Six-Inch Figures


star-wars-6-inch-hasbro-black-series-wave-1-sandtrooper-368-pI went on a little bit of an action figure spree this weekend and bought (among other things) two of the new Star Wars “Black” series action figures. They’ve got two lines, one 3.75″ and the other 6″. I went for the big guys, specifically the Sandtrooper and R2-D2, both part of the first wave of figures.I was momentarily possessed with the impulse that I should keep these guys in their boxes, but what fun is that? After deciding that I’d probably never sell them anyway, I broke my new buddies out of their cardboard and plastic prisons.

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Jaina Solo ArtFX Statue Hits Shelves


Jaina Solo ArtFX Statue Hits Shelves

Finally, after what seemed like a long wait to her fans, the ArtFX Jaina Solo statue is now available and Tricia Barr wasted no time in acquiring one for herself.

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15 Minutes of Fiction…with Fictional Frontiers, featuring Michael Crawford


Fictional-Frontiers-LogoThis week, we speak with Michael Crawford, the founder of Captain Toy—the “go to” source for reviews of high and low end genre collectibles—as he reveals the winners of the 2011 Poppies, awarded to the best in collectibles as determined by over 50 industry leaders, toy companies, and professionals.

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Mezco reveals ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Summer Exclusive


ScottMeet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim; a bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb. The 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams…literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him.

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Mezco Reveals Green Lantern Mez-Itz Summer Exclusive


green lanterTake a look at the newest Mez-Itz, 6″ rotocast vinyl collectibles: Green Lantern and Sinestro! Both feature five points of articulation and are packaged in sturdy, collector friendly boxes!

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Mezco Reveals 20 inch Tall DC Universe Mez-Itz Mega Scale Batman


batblMezco proudly presents the Mega Scale Batman Mez-Itz. This 300% Batman Mez-Itz measures 20 inches from the tip of his ears to the soles of his batboots. Just like the standard Mez-Itz, Batman features 5 points of articulation and 1000 points of fun. He even has a real cloth black cape.

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ThunderCats Ho! Mezco’s Hot New Lion-O Figure


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Straight from the ThunderCats’ Lair on Third Earth, it’s Lion-O and the mystic Sword of Omens. Featuring 7 points of articulation, this mega-scale figure measures over 20 inches tall from the tip of his upraised, extended sword to the soles of his Thunderian boots.

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Five Sci-Fi Toys I Wish I Could Have Had


One of the coolest parts of being an sci-fi and fantasy fan is all of the great toys – er, I mean – collectibles. From laser pistols to light sabers and licensed masks, there’s almost always a souvenir or two on the market to commemorate your favorite film – Except when there’s not. Some of [...]

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