Thursday, April 23, 2015

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Frank D’iorio’s Diorama Workshop Time-laps...

This past weekend at Star Wars Celebration, Frank D’iorio’s Diorama Workshop built a massive Cloud City diorama at the Hasbro booth! Constructed over the course of 4 days, the diorama was created through a combination of the Diorama Workshop's team of 12 builders and the help of approximately 1500 fans who customized pieces at Star Wars Celebration. The diorama is 640 square feet and consists of over 400 setpieces, including approximately 800 figures and toys by Hasbro and Kenner. The entire process was captured in a time-lapse video.

This video is used with permission from Hasbro

Despite not having an exclusive at Celebration, Hasbro had a big presence at Celebration They showed off several new upcoming figures and vehicles. Check out this website and read through the Q&A. I specifically chose this one in regards to what I like to collect.

Q:  The Black Series line, as it is, is it continuing on to 2016 and beyond?

A: Yeah we have no plans to stop Black Series.  It’s doing really well for us.  We revealed the new Fall 2015 line look.  It’s moving forward.  We’ve had a lot of fans ask about Vintage and Droid Factory, both things we definitely want to get back to in the future but Black Series in terms of our pinnacle figure expression, that’s what it is and that’s how it’s continuing.

The Force Awakens - Coming in December 2015

Get your first look at the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser #2! Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as "Star Wars" returns to the big screen with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Amazon Exclusive Boba Fett's Slave 1 Available


Price: $69.99 & FREE Shipping. Details

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  • Slave I Boba Fett's Spaceship vehicle comes with Han Solo in Carbonite figure
  • Wings pivot
  • Launch missiles
  • Release bombs
  • Lift cockpit canopy to access bay

    Get yours now! I just ordered mine. Visit to order it.

    Amazon Build-A-Droid Carded Images

    Amazon Exclusive Build a Droid carded images have surfaced. Thanks to volkerc for sharing these awesome images at Yakface. Check out the packaging of a line that had been discontinued. These are amazing but I am assuming that this will be the only figures released on these cards. Join our forums and share your opinion and to see full carded images of each figure.

    Wednesday, August 7, 2013

    TRU X-Wing Fighter starting to show up in stores!

    According to reports around the internet on various Star Wars collecting websites, the newest Vintage Collection vehicle exclusive to ToysRus is starting to show up in stores. Guess its time to get off the computers and start hunting again. Beware of the price point of $59.99. Better take a credit card. lol Happy Hunting!

    Monday, July 29, 2013

    The Next Celebration announced for Anaheim, Ca

    Finally, California gets another chance to have a Celebration. What a surprise to go from Europe to Anaheim. I will be attending this one for sure since that is where I grew up. How many of you are going to attend this one? Click the link below to get your tickets.

    Anaheim Convention Center, CA · April 16 - 19, 2015

    Tickets go on sale August 7, 2013 at 7:00 AM Pacific!


    Monday, July 30, 2012

    Target Exclusive: Special Action Figure Sets are in stores now.

    I just picked these figures up from Target today. I had to use the DPCI code to get them to bring them out to me. They said that they were going to set them til next week and I was like I want to buy them now. So hopefully that employee doe...snt get in trouble. I use to work at Target back in the day and the management team are strict and lame. lol The DPCI Code is 087-06-1172 They rang up at $24.99 each. There are six in a case but three of each of these sets. There is no Chewbacca set.

    Monday, July 23, 2012 Domain is Back!

    Yes, that's right! We got out old domain name back. Back on the winter of 2001 was born. Since then we let the domain expire and went with the current domain which was created after we started up the sequel site. Recently we dropped the "2" and have gone back to the DSP name. Its great to have the .com back as most of my original images in the Toy Gallery had the .com logos. Thanks to Mute for keeping a close eye on our original domain and scooping it back up.

    Sunday, July 15, 2012

    Vintage-Style Boxed Jocasta Nu (Brian's Toys Exclusive)

    A Exclusive!

    At the request of Star Wars fans, Jocasta Nu is making her very first appearance as a 3.75” figure! Jocasta Nu comes on a Vintage card, encased in a premium package designed to resemble the holocron vaults that she oversees as Chief Librarian of the Jedi Archives. Nu comes with the bust of Master Dooku, along with a mantle to hold the bust.

    Take home a part of history with this exclusive Jocasta Nu figure!

    Accessory List

    • Lightsaber handle (unlit)
    • Lightsaber (lit)
    • Battle bag with string closure
    • Master Dooku "Lost Twenty" Bust

    Limited Time Only! All pre-orders placed now will receive a free Jocasta Nu Proof Card (while supplies last).

    Monday, July 2, 2012

    SW Babes: THOSE are the Droids I am looking for..

    I know it has been awhile since I posted a SW Babe image so here we go. Check out this random image I found off Facebook. Yes, Those are the droids I am looking for. I know fellow collectors would love to see their women in those outfits.... or maybe not! lol

    2012 TCW11 Republic Commando Boss

    RC-01/138—simplified as RC-1138 and also known as Delta-38 or by his nickname of Boss—was a clone of Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett. Born in 32 BBY on the watery world of Kamino, Boss was trained by the Mandalorian Cuy'val Dar training sergeant Walon Vau to become a clone commando in the Grand Army of the Republic. Placed in command of three other commandos, Boss lead the elite special forces unit Delta Squad as their sergeant. When the Clone Wars broke out between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Boss took his place in the Grand Army's Special Operations Brigade under Jedi General Arligan Zey, and served alongside his clone brothers in Delta Squad on a number of battlefields, ranging from the deserts of Geonosis, the halls of the RAS Prosecutor, and the streets of Coruscant, to snowy Mygeeto and the the plains of Haurgab. Following the transformation of the Republic into the Galactic Empire, Boss and the other members of Delta Squad—minus squadmate RC-1207, who the squad was forced to abandon on Kashyyyk in the final days of the Clone Wars—served in the new Imperial Army, as members of the Imperial Commando Special Unit, a specialized unit within the 501st Legion tasked with hunting down clone deserters, fugitive Jedi Knights and Jedi sympathizers.

    Although this figure was released under the animated Clone Wars line, the figure can still pass as one of the movie like figures as well. It would be nice to see the rest of the Delta Squad redone in this figure form. I never picked up the latest Battle Pack of them as a set. I do have the original seven pack. This is a must have figure even for you non clone collectors. Check out my photo gallery here at DSP of Commando Boss. Be sure to stop by the Forum and leave your thoughts on this figure. Did you find yours in the wild?

    2012 TCW09 Chewbacca (REPACK)

    To portray Chewbacca for “The Clone Wars,” Mr. Mayhew was not required to don the outfit at all. (“I was doing it in my own clothing,” he said.) However, he did record dialogue for the character, having learned over the years to emulate the blend of bear growls and other animal noises used to create Chewie’s voice. Lucasfilm hasn’t said yet if Chewbacca will return for future episodes of “The Clone Wars,” but Mr. Mayhew said he was happy to have been so closely associated with the character for nearly 35 years. -Source

    I personally missed out on finding the original release of this figure in the wild. However, I was thrilled to finally added the animated Chewbacca figure to my collection when Hasbro decided to re-released this figure in the new packagung. I hear that there was a variation though with the bottom portion of this hair skirt having slits to be able to bend his legs. The original not having them. So maybe I will hunt down the original still and add that figure as well to my ever growing action figure collection. Click here to view the gallery I put together for DSP. Be sure to stop by our Forum and join in on the discussion.

    Discover The Force: 4 of 12 G8-R3

    G8-R3 was an astromech droid in the service of the Royal Naboo Security Forces in 32 BBY. He had the head of an R5-unit on the body of an R2-unit. He was destroyed by a blaster bolt fired by the Trade Federation ships blockading Naboo while attempting to repair Queen Amidala's royal starship.

    I have added the Walmart exclusive astromech droid to the Toy Gallery here at DSP. Check out the images by clicking here. Join the Discussion by clicking here.

    Congrats to SpookyMuFu!

    We have a winner of the B-Wing giveaway! Congrats to SpookyMuFu!. All I did was have my son pick a name out of the hat of those that replied. Somehow his name was picked! Lucky Dogg! Thanks to all of those that entered. Stay tuned for future giveaways here at DSP.

    Saturday, June 16, 2012

    Vintage Collection: #87 Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction)

    Luke Skywalker's lightsaber was the lightsaber used by Luke Skywalker. It was made in 3 ABY after he lost his father's lightsaber to Vader himself, along with getting his hand cut off.

    The design of the weapon was based off schematics Luke found in Obi-Wan Kenobi's hut on Tatooine. While the final product remained largely faithful to these designs, Luke simplified the weapon considerably, as this was his first attempt at constructing a lightsaber. For instance; he decided to use only one crystal for his lightsaber, as opposed to the ideal of three to allow for a fully adjustable blade.[1] Luke was able to gather most of the parts he required to build his weapon from various vendors in the city of Mos Eisley, including a high-energy reflector cup, power cells and a focusing lens. However, Luke was unable to obtain the one vital component that would bring the whole project together: the lightsaber crystal itself.[1]

    Luke Skywalker (Lightsaber Construction) has been added to the DSP Toy Gallery. Click here to view the images.

    Friday, June 15, 2012

    Vintage Collection: #59 Nom Anor

    Nom Anor was a male Yuuzhan Vong who played a crucial role in the Yuuzhan Vong War and was marked by his ambition, sense of self-preservation, doubt in the Yuuzhan Vong's gods, and skill in many fields. A member of the intendant caste, Anor was one of the leaders among the Yuuzhan Vong in the galaxy prior to the species' invasion. Anor helped prolong the Galactic Civil War, and weakened potential foes to the Yuuzhan Vong. In 25 ABY, the Yuuzhan Vong War began as the Yuuzhan Vong invaded the galaxy, with the Praetorite Vong leading the way. Anor assisted the Praetorite Vong, though the organization was defeated.

    Nom Anor as been added to the Toy Gallery here at DSP. Click here to view the full gallery.

    Friday, June 8, 2012

    Discover The Force: 1 of 12 Aurra Sing

    "Aurra Sing, also known as Nashtah, was once a female Jedi Padawan, but following a series of tragedies and misfortunes, she left the Jedi Order to become a vicious bounty hunter specializing in Jedi and political assassinations. She even became an associate in the posse of Cad Bane, a brief mentor of the orphaned Boba Fett, a commander for the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars, and later an Imperial Agent under the Sith Lord Darth Vader." -Wikipedia

    The Discover The Force action figure collection was sold exclusively at Walmart. The card backs for this collection are similar to the Movie Heroes collection, but feature 3D glasses on the left side of the card and a special 3D image on the card backs.

    Aurra Sing as been added to the DSP Toy Gallery. Click here to view the full gallery of images.

    Friday, June 1, 2012

    DSP Monthly Giveaway: VC B-Wing for June 2012

    For the month of June, I am giving away a Kmart Exclusive Vintage Collection MIB B-Wing. All you have to do is register an active account on the Forum here!