Saturday, March 24, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
POTF2.com has some pictures of the upcoming (and still not yet officially announced) Ewoks multi-pack and Pilots (both Rebel and Imperial) multi-pack! Click through to see some images...including the long-awaited Kneesaa figure!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Clone Wars line in crisis! As Hasbro cuts back on this fan-favorite action figure line, the reporters here at Echo Base News present the case for why we need to see more from The Clone Wars, and most importantly, which characters fans want to see included in the line next! David, Chris, and Ruari, joined by guest contributor "darth_sidious" have compiled a list of twenty must-have characters. Yesterday we kicked off this two-part report and revealed ten of our choices. Read on to find out who we placed at #1!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Clone Wars line in crisis! As Hasbro cuts back on this fan-favorite action figure line, the reporters here at Echo Base News present the case for why we need to see more from The Clone Wars, and most importantly, which characters fans want to see included in the line next! David, Chris, and Ruari, joined by guest contributor "darth_sidious" have compiled a list of twenty must-have characters. Read on!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
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Friday, March 9, 2012
Echo Base News will be at the San Jose Super Toy Show this weekend giving away prizes and spreading the word about the site! We'll also be selling some of the Lily Nyamwasa autographed Stass Allie photos and cards from the signing we recently completed to support her charity, ROAR (Rwandan Orphan Assistance Response). Also, Billy Dee Williams (aka Lando Calrissian) is the show's special guest this weekend, and as if that wasn't enough, there are hundreds of tables of toys! If you're a Bay Area Star Wars fan/collector, you won't want to miss this special event! The show starts tomorrow at 9am at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Click here to go to the show's website for more information.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Will the sole Battle Pack for the Clone Wars line in 2012 be good enough to keep collectors happy, or leave them wanting more? Read on to hear my thoughts on this Battle Pack.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Hooray, more repacks! Just what the line needed, especially during the debut of a whole new line look. I kid of course, but sadly there's nothing funny about it. In fact our friends at Yakface are reporting that some of the brand new 2012 Star Wars stuff including the "new" Battle Packs are already being spotted on clearance at retail! Read on to see why figure selections like these are terrible for the line. It's not much of a secret, but read on anyway.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
We are very saddened to report the passing of artist Ralph McQuarrie, who was a key figure in the creation of the Star Wars universe as we know it. McQuarrie died aged 82 on March 3, in his Berkeley, California home. George Lucas has said of McQuarrie: "His genial contribution, in the form of unequalled production paintings, propelled and inspired all of the cast and crew of the original Star Wars trilogy. When words could not convey my ideas, I could always point to one of Ralph's fabulous illustrations and say, 'do it like this'." He will be missed and forever appreciated by fans of Star Wars and several other film productions he was involved in.