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Brian's Toy Box December 9th, 2016

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This week I'm bringing you the Brian's Toys exclusive Vintage-Style Jocasta Nu action figure. Back in 2012, we teamed up with Hasbro to create our first exclusive collectible, every Star War fan’s favorite librarian, Jocasta Nu. A limited number of these figures were created and they're almost completely sold out!


$59.99

This Jocasta Nu was designed and produced after fans expressed their desire for a brand new character action figure. The people spoke and Hasbro listened! While widely known for her a small role in Attack of the Clones, Jocasta Nu also made several appearances in the Clone Wars animated TV series.  

 

Not only is this figure unique because it is the only Jocasta Nu toy on the market, but the accessories and packaging also make this piece a must have for collectors. The outer packaging was designed to resemble the holocron vaults which really brings Jocasta Nu's signature scene from Attack of the Clones to life. Another cool bonus to this figure is the variety of accessories. These include an unlit lightsaber hilt, a lit lightsaber, a battle bag with string closure, and, best of all, a bust of Count Dooku.This bust also has a built-in surprise, it conceals a holocron cube that's revealed when you take it off of it's column.

 

For an even better look into the details of this fantastic action figure, check out the Youtube video review we made when it was originally released.

 

Check in next week and I will discuss the new Rogue One movie and our 12 Days of Christmas sale and specials.


 

My name is Travis Stein and I am the purchasing manager for Brian’s Toys.  I enjoy finding interesting or unique pieces to share with the toy 

collecting community.  Check in for my weekly post about featured items, the collecting community, or Brian’s Toys news.

 

December 2nd, 2016

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December 2nd, 2016 Newsletter

New Sixth Scale Pre-Orders from Sideshow Collectibles


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New Licensed Artwork from Acme Archives

Just Added AFA Graded Vintage ROTJ Listings

eBay Auctions Ending Soon - Make Your Bid!

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Brian's Toys, Inc.
W730 State Road 35
Fountain City, WI 54629 USA

 

November 25th, 2016

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November 25, 2016 Newsletter

Life-Size Han Carbonite Pre-Order from Sideshow Collectibles

This magnificent seven-and-a-half foot tall replica captures every detail of the frozen smuggler with stunning realism, just moments after his affectionate parting words, "I know," in The Empire Strikes Back. Harrison Ford's likeness expertly recreated in fiberglass and high-quality materials, film-accurate light effects in the base, side panels, and rear power canisters provide added authenticity to Solo's carbonite prison. Jabba's most sought-after trophy can now belong to you, as a truly unique centerpiece in any home theater, mancave or Star Wars display.


Black Friday Savings on Vintage Items - Up to 50% Off


AFA Graded Star Wars, GI Joe, TMNT, & MOTU Figures!

NO RESERVE Auctions Ending Soon! Make Your Bid Now

Find Out More About Discounted Items in This Week's Blog

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Brian's Toys, Inc.
W730 State Road 35
Fountain City, WI 54629 USA

 

Brian's Toy Box Nov 25th, 2016

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If you’re looking for the best deals on Star Wars collectibles from Brian’s Toys, today is your day! We have 100s of heavily discounted items, some even listed below our cost! This sale started on Tuesday and will last through the end of Cyber Monday. Our special includes Sideshow, Gentle Giant, vintage and modern carded figures and prop replicas. Below I will highlight a few of the best deals.

By far the most exciting item is our eFX Darth Vader ANH PCR Helmet. At $199.99, this helmet is priced at cost and with free domestic shipping on orders over $75, this deal cannot be beat!  A quick search online shows most internet sites selling this Darth Vader helmet at $299.99, making Brian’s Toys' price the lowest on the internet by $100!  

 

The most popular item since our sale began on Tuesday is the 3.75-inch Black Series Imperial Navy Commander, with our entire inventory of 63 sold out within a day. The $3.99 price was too good to pass up, with the item previously selling for as much as $11.70 on our website and Amazon. Unfortunately these are sold out, but many other figures are being sold at similarly amazing discounts.

 

Below are several other items that we have priced below our cost. You'd be crazy to not take advantage:

Darth Vader (ANH) Esclusive Sixth Scale from Sideshow Collectibles

$199.99 

Black Series 3.75" Carded Jon "Dutch" Vander (2nd Packaging)

$5.99

Black Series 3.75" Luke Skywalker (Hoth)

$6.99

Not only do we have great specials on our website but we also have 25 no reserve auctions on eBay for Vintage Star Wars items. The newsletter highlights all of the auctions ending on Sunday and Cyber Monday! This is a great opportunity to get a good deal on AFA graded 12 Backs, ESB, ROTJ, POTF, vehicles, and more!

A few key auctions to keep your eyes on are: 

12 Back-B Han Solo (Small Head)                                       Loose Luke Double Telescoping Saber

AFA 75 (C75 B80 F75)                                                         AFA 60

Boxed ESB Darth Vader Star Destroyer Playset

AFA 70

Check in next week and I will be discussing the Brian’s Toys exclusive Jocasta Nu.


 

My name is Travis Stein and I am the purchasing manager for Brian’s Toys.  I enjoy finding interesting or unique pieces to share with the toy 

collecting community.  Check in for my weekly post about featured items, the collecting community, or Brian’s Toys news.

 

November 18th, 2016

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November 18, 2016 Newsletter

Coming Tuesday - Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales

New Pre-Orders from Sideshow Collectibles, Anovos & Gentle Giant

New AFA Graded Carded Vintage Star Wars Listings

eBay Auctions on Boxed Collectible Statues & Figurines

NO RESERVE Auctions Ending Soon! Make Your Bid Now

Learn About Collecting Modern Star Wars in this Week's Blog

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Brian's Toys, Inc.
W730 State Road 35
Fountain City, WI 54629 USA

 

Brian's Toy Box Nov 18th, 2016

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This week I'll be discussing a subject that has been on my mind for some time, collecting Star Wars POTF2, Episode I, POTJ and Saga toy lines. These particular lines were created by Kenner and Hasbro in the mid 1990s-early 2000’s.  

These lines were mass produced by Kenner and Hasbro after noticing how big of a phenomenon Star Wars had become. Star Wars toys were the hottest things on the market and it had to do with the popularity of the movies. Toy collectors also noticed the large increase in value for the vintage items from the 70s-80s so many flocked to purchase the new toys which created a massive demand. Many of these collectors banked on the figures having the same rarity of the vintage items. Unfortunately it did not have the same effect due to over saturation of the market.

What I did not know when accepting a purchasing position with Brian’s Toys was just how many people had POTF2, Episode I, POTJ, and Saga toys still in the package. Daily I get several people calling and e-mailing to inquire selling their figures from the 90s/00s. Brian’s Toys prices items based on condition, market price, how quickly items are selling and how many we have in stock. I get many people that are surprised to hear that we're offering $1-3 a piece for many of the 4-inch figures from the 90s/00s.

Overall these items are still very cool, because come on- they are Star Wars! Just don't expect to make much more than the original cost of the figures back in the day though. I usually suggest passing the items down to a young kid or a loved one because making a kid happy could be more worthwhile than putting a few dollars in your pocket. All of this is the case unless you have the some of the most rare modern figures like POTF2 Ben Kenobi (Short Saber, Long Tray), POTF2 Weequay Freeze Frame.


 

 

To get a quote with Brian’s Toys on any of your Star Wars items or other collectibles you can click here to use one of our easy to use pricing tools.

Check in next week and I will be talking about some of the fantastic Cyber Monday sales we will be having. Some of the items will even be on sale for under cost!


 

My name is Travis Stein and I am the purchasing manager for Brian’s Toys.  I enjoy finding interesting or unique pieces to share with the toy 

collecting community.  Check in for my weekly post about featured items, the collecting community, or Brian’s Toys news.

 

Brian's Toy Box Nov 11th, 2016

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This week I will be featuring some products by a company called Royal Selangor. Royal Selangor is a Malaysian pewter manufacture and retailer that was founded in 1885. They have recently had the opportunity to launch their Star Wars collection on the market and Brian’s Toys was one of the first US retailers to get them in stock! The items that we recently received from Royal Selangor are 4-inch and 8-inch pewter figurines. These shiny collector pieces are sure to stand out in any collection.

One of the hottest Royal Selangor items would have to be the Slave Leia Pewter 8-inch pewter figurine. Not only is this piece limited to 5,000 pieces worldwide, it is also a slave Leia! Slave Leia was discontinued by Disney making it difficult to get your hands on any Slave Leia memorabilia. In fact Brian’s Toys sold out of our entire stock of slave Leia items within 1 day of Disney’s announcement to discontinue Slave Leia items. I have no idea how Royal Selangor was able to manufacture this particular Leia, but I'm not complaining.

 

We also have 3 additional 4-Inch pewter figures: Yoda, Boba, and Stormtrooper. These figures are a little smaller, but still have the legendary appeal at an affordable price. The last thing that makes these pieces so great is their packaging. 

 

They come in sleek black boxes that showcase excellence. The top cover is a tight fit so it can be a little more difficult to open so you may have to put forward a little more effort to open.

Check in next week and I will be talking about 1990s Star Wars toy collecting. In particular, I'll be discussing POTF2, Episode I and Saga toy lines.


 

My name is Travis Stein and I am the purchasing manager for Brian’s Toys.  I enjoy finding interesting or unique pieces to share with the toy 

collecting community.  Check in for my weekly post about featured items, the collecting community, or Brian’s Toys news.

 

November 11th, 2016

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November 11, 2016 Newsletter

Brand New Rogue One Pre-Orders from Sideshow Collectibles

New Licensed Artwork from Acme Archives

New AFA Graded Carded Vintage Star Wars Listings

eBay Auctions on Boxed Collectible Statues & Figurines

NO RESERVE Auctions Ending Soon! Make Your Bid Now

Learn More About Our New Royal Selangor Items in this Week's Blog

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Brian's Toys, Inc.
W730 State Road 35
Fountain City, WI 54629 USA
 

 

November 4th, 2016

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November 4, 2016 Newsletter

Just Arrived Sixth Scale Figure from Sideshow Collectibles

"At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last, we will have revenge!” 

From the moment fans first set eyes on Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace he became an instant favorite, as his powerful presence and raw intensity left a lasting impression across the galaxy. 

Starting with a remarkable portrait likeness, Sideshow Collectibles’ Darth Maul 'Duel on Naboo' Sixth Scale Figure captures every detail of the unforgettable villain as portrayed by Ray Park, from his red and black tattooed flesh, to his sinister yellow eyes and crown of horns. Trained as Darth Sidious' first apprentice, the vicious warrior wields his distinctive double-bladed lightsaber with removable blades, ready to seek revenge on the Jedi in an epic duel on Naboo. Crafted on a fully articulated body, and decked out in his multi-layered all-black Sith garb, the Darth Maul 'Duel on Naboo' Sixth Scale Figure will make a magnificent addition to any Star Wars collection!

New Rogue One & Rebels Listings from Hasbro

New Vehicle, Playset, Mini-Rig, & Miscellaneous Listings

NO RESERVE Auctions Ending Soon! Make Your Bid Now

Learn More About Wave 8 & Other New Rogue One Items in this Week's Blog

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Brian's Toys, Inc.
W730 State Road 35
Fountain City, WI 54629 USA

 

November 4th, 2016

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Sorry I missed last week's blog, we've been super busy around here with plenty of new and vintage products coming in the door! This week we received more Rogue One products to gear up for the premier on December 16th, 2016. Be sure to check in often as we will be continurously be getting in new Rogue One items!

We just received Wave 8 of the Black Series 6” line. As I previously mentioned my favorites are always the 6” Black Series figures as you cannot beat their packaging and articulation.  Even though Hasbro included re-issues the Death Trooper, Captain Cassian, and Jyn Erso, there are still three figures in the wave that you cannot pass up, including Director Krennic, Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader, and C-3PO (Resistance Base). Personally, I think Director Krennic is the coolest because of his slick white imperial military uniform and because I have a good feeling he will have a very important role in Rogue One. 

 

We also received 2 of Hasbro's new masks. The Darth Vader voice changer helmet and the Imperial Death Trooper voice changer mask are both electronic, but the Darth Vader really does make you sound just like the Sith Lord, including movie realistic breathing sound effects.  I had to test it out and it really works!!

 


Finally, we also received the electronic duel 12” Darth Vader and Kanan Jarrus figures. These items are very interactive and would be fantastic for kids.

                                                     

 

Be sure to check back in next week where I will be featuring Royal Selangor and a few of their products.

 


 

My name is Travis Stein and I am the purchasing manager for Brian’s Toys.  I enjoy finding interesting or unique pieces to share with the toy 

collecting community.  Check in for my weekly post about featured items, the collecting community, or Brian’s Toys news.