Will the AT-AT arrive in 2010 after all? Yes!

The Galactic Heroes AT-AT may be showing up this year instead of 2011 as Hasbro previously claimed in their Q&A. According to Rebelscum‘s rumor report, the AT-AT is currently being shown at the UK Toy Fair.  They claim the AT-AT will include both a Speeder and a Driver, which is reflective of the packaging that was shown previously at the Canadian Toy Fair.  If this vehicle is being showcased again, perhaps it means we will be seeing it sooner than 2011.  This is speculation of course, but it certainly gets this bloggers hopes up!

Feb 4th Edit – Thanks to Brian for pointing out that Hasbro has indeed confirmed the AT-AT is coming in 2010!  JediNews asked this very question and we should be seeing the AT-AT around August 1st 2010.  Fantastic!

Briggsith’s Galactic Heroes Spotlight

A fellow GH addict has started a new feature at POTF2.com — the Galactic Heroes Figure Spotlight!  Briggsith’s aim is to point out differences in paint apps on a given figure from one release to another.  His first feature is Endor Leia, so head on over and check out his fantastic pics.

Showcasing a Fan’s Customs

I first came across David Simpson’s customs on Rebelscum (where he is known as jedi_ds) and Hasbro’s Heroes (where he is known as ghcustoms).   He has shown quite a knack for creating figures of characters not made yet in the Galactic Heroes style, so I asked if I could post them on the ol’ blog.  He was nice enough to rephotograph some of them in diorama style, so enjoy!

We start off with the Mos Eisley Cantina, where you can see a number of patrons including Yerka Mig, Biggs, Djas Puhr, BoShek, Danz Borin, Lirin Car’n, Garouf Lafoe and Hrchek Kal Fas.

Next are a number of figures from one of my favourite scenes in the Original Trilogy, ice planet Hoth.  Here we have Han (no hood), Leia (helmet & goggles), Hoth speeder bike, K-3PO,R-3PO, Rebel Trooper and  Toryn Farr.

And to finish we have Bespin, home to the greatest scoundrel in the universe.  Shown here are an Ugnaught, Lobot, Bespin Security Guards, Cloud Car Pilot, Wilrow Hood, Bespin Leia, IG Assassin Droid and Medical Bay Luke.

If anyone else has some customs they’d like to show off, please comment!

Clear R2-D2 Galactic Hero

I came across an interesting auction on ebay last week for a transparent 2-legged R2-D2 figure.  So naturally the questions arose – is it an upcoming figure?  a cancelled one?  or maybe just a custom?  The seller was from Hong Kong, so since the figures are produced there, anything is possible.  If you’ve got an ideas, feel free to comment!

A Look at Japanese Packaging

This post is geared toward collectors that are as interested in the packaging of the Galactic Heroes line as the figures themselves.  Thanks to Darth Jaxx at POTF2.com, I was able to get my hands on a Japanese packaging variant of the Dengar and Boba Fett 2-pack.  It uses the first style of US packaging from 2004 – the black and white STAR WARS logo with light blue shading in the background, as well as the green STAR WARS logo on the insert.  However, it’s fairly obvious that this is more than US packaging with the presence of the Japanese sticker that covers the “Ages 3 – 8″ writing.

The back of the card gives absolutely no hints about the true origin of this packaging, just the standard images of the other sets in the wave and English text only.  However, when you look at the bottom, that’s when you discover the “jackpot” of Japanese lettering.  It is a large sticker covering the English labelling.  Of course, the meaning of the text isn’t that sexy since it’s just the typical warnings and contact info, but the presence of foreign text is just something different to enjoy.

Check out 2010′s first Cinema Scenes

Rebelscum was lucky enough to get their hands on the newest Cinema Scenes and has provided some great pics!  The Shadow Squadron Y-Wing includes the Y-Wing Bomber, Matchstick, R7-Z9 and 2 Proton Bombs.  The Assault on Ryloth includes a large number of figures including Obi-Wan, Commander Cody, Boil, Waxer, Commander TX-20, two Battle Droids and a Super Battle Droid.  Click the links to see what’s coming soon!

Showcasing A Fan’s Dioramas

A recent reader of my humble blog was kind enough to send me some pics of a few dioramas he has built for enjoying his Galactic Heroes.  Michael Davis of Southern California created some great pieces, particularly a 3′ x 3′ display of Hoth.  His enjoyment of Star Wars even extends to his local Star Wars fan group, the Amargosa Creek Star Wars Club, which has a membership of around 70 kids.  They recently conducted a blood drive for the American Red Cross and had a lot of success.  If you are interested in commissioning Michael to have something made for yourself, feel free to contact him at DAVISMB@lancsd.org or check out Mike’s Galactic Heroes.  Enjoy the pics!

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