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October 21st, 2016

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This week I'm bringing you some newly added Kotobukiya products and filling you in on the backstory of the company.  Kotobukiya is based out of Tokyo, Japan and produces scale model statues, busts, and figures of Star Wars characters and many other lines. Their items are similar to those produced by Sideshow or Gentle Giant, but what really sets them apart is the fac that their items are model kits. Model kits are statues that have snap-fit pieces that can be assembled in seconds without glue or modeling skill. 

 

We don't get Kotobukiya items in too often, but when we do it is always exciting! Below are some of the Kotobukiya kits that we currently have for sale.

 

One of my all time favorite Kotobukiya snap fit models that we currently have in stock would be the ROTJ Boba Fett 1/10th scale.

 

You just can't go wrong with a model kit of the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy! The paint and articulation are flawless with this pre-painted model kit. Boba also comes with several accessories including helmet with detachable neck, 2 wookiee braids, and a magnetic display base for Boba’s feet to clamp down on.  

The most unique Kotobukiya item we have in stock is the gold R2-D2 60th Anniversary Commemorative statue.

 

This piece is especially rare due to its limited release. The gold R2-D2 was presented as a gift to retail, licensing, and media partners to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Kotobukiya, meaning it was never available for retail.This is a definitely a hard to find piece that you won't see available on the market very often.

Check in next week where I'll bring you details about the new Rouge One items we will be adding to the Brian’s Toys website! 

 


 

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.

October 14th, 2016

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October 14th, 2016 Newsletter

Are You Ready for Halloween? Helmets & Sabers Now on Sale

Big BOGO Deal - Buy Rogue One & Get 25% OFF Force Awakens*

*Rules and Conditions
  • Simply add any Hasbro Rogue One figure or vehicle and add any The Force Awakens figure or vehicle to your cart and apply coupon code ROGUEBOGO to your order.
  • Limit use to 1 (one) order per customer.
  • Offer not valid on Pre-Orders.
  • Coupon code must be applied at the time that the order is placed.
  • Offer valid on new orders placed at www.brianstoys.com.
  • Offer expires 11:59 pm October 28th, 2016.

Dozens of Items Added to Our Fall Sale! Shop Now to Save Big

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Newly Restocked Sixth Scale & Premium Format Figures

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Take a Closer Look at the Kylo Ren Force FX Saber in This Week's Blog

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W730 State Road 35
Fountain City, WI 54629 USA

 

Brian's Toy Box Oct. 14, 2016

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Well it’s that time of the year again, Halloween! Star Wars will again have another strong presence this year for children and adults. If you are going as a Jedi or Sith you will always need that perfect accessory and in my opinion there is nothing better than Hasbro’s FX lightsaber. We have 2 different kinds of sabers in stock and the Kylo Ren is one of the newest and most unique sabers on the market.

Kylo Ren has one of the more unique saber designs which includes a saber crossguard. The 3 blades on the Kylo Ren has realistic lightup features and authentic movie sound effects. The hilt is made from real metal and sturdy plastic. When you aren’t lugging around this sweet saber it comes with an elegant display stand. These FX sabers are made out of very durable material so you can lightly duel, but it is not suggested to bash them too hard. We have not done a video review of the Kylo Ren saber, but you can check out our video review to see similar FX sabers in action. This is a standard saber so you cannot remove the blades. The Kylo Ren saber does require 3 AA batteries.  

 

 

We always have plenty of prop and costume replica items to wear or display. Right now we're offering a Kylo Ren helmets by Anovos for pre-order that would go great with the saber. Both the premium and regular version are expected to arrive within the next two months.

 

 


Check in next week where I will be discussing the Kotobukiya company and a few of their items that we just received.

 


 

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.

October 7th, 2016

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October 7th, 2016 Newsletter

Just Added AFA Graded Vintage ESB Figures

New AFA Graded ROTJ Figure Listings

New Rogue One Action Figures from Hasbro

Save Up to 30% with Our Fall Sale! Ends Sunday 10/16

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Now on No Reserve Auction

Take a Look at Master Replica's SE Bobba Fett Blaster in This Week's Blog

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W730 State Road 35
Fountain City, WI 54629 USA

 

Brian's Toy Box Oct. 7, 2016

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This week I'm bringing you the Master Replica SE Boba Fett Blaster. This weapon of destruction is heavy! This monster blaster weighs in at a stunning 10.7 lbs (4.85 kg).  If you carry this around as part of your costume for an all-day event your arm is sure to be sore. With an item this heavy, it seems better to display the blaster in the included acrylic case most of the time.

 

 

This is an SE piece from Master Replicas which means it comes with a small plaque signed by Jeremy Bulloch who played Boba Fett. This blaster is complete with no pieces missing. The outer mailer box does have some wear, but other than that this item is in great condition. Master Replica created 1,000 of these blasters and this is piece #682.  It also has the COA that will verify this item is truly unique!

 
 

As I've said before and will say again, Master Replica is my favorite manufacturer of Star Wars collectibles. The detail that they've put into the blaster is just phenomenal. I especially like how they included the rusty/damaged finish when constructing this blaster. Master Replica also used the best materials with this blaster, including:

*Machined aluminum and brass parts
*Diecast metal construction
*Injection molded plastic components
*Wooden handles






Boba Fett remains one of the most popular characters in Star Wars despite his limited screen time in the films. If you are a Boba Fett collector this blaster is certainly a must have item!


Check in next week where I will be discussing the finer points of the Hasbro FX Kylo Ren lightsaber.

 


 

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.

September 30th, 2016

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September 30, 2016 Newsletter

New Rogue One 3 3/4" & 6" Waves & Individual Figures

In stock & ready to ship!


New Rogue One Vehicles & Playsets

Get yours shipped today!


New Rogue One Pre-Orders from Sideshow Collectibles

New Rogue One Pre-Order from Gentle Giant

Check Out Our Take on the New Force Friday Release in This Week's Blog

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W730 State Road 35
Fountain City, WI 54629 USA
 

 

Brian's Toy Box Sept. 30, 2016

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"Force Friday" (or "Rogue Friday") is finally here and we've just released a bunch of the coolest figures in the galaxy!  The team here at Brian’s Toys has been working hard to have the best selection of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story toys ready to ship on this glorious day.  Last "Force Friday" many online companies were unable to get products due to manufacturing issues with Hasbro. This year though, we are proud to have almost all of the new items in stock! See below for a few of my favorite.


 

 

My favorite so far is the Black Series 6 inch Wave 7. This assortment includes: K-2SO, Captain Cassian Andor, Imperial Death Trooper, Sergeant Jyn Erso, Rey & BB-8, and Kylo Ren. As of now, we know that 4 of these characters should make an appearance in the upcoming movie: K-2SO, Captain Cassian Andor, Death Trooper, and Jyn Erso. The sleek packaging, full range of articulation, and the central role of these characters in Rogue One make them highly desirable for Star Wars collectors. I believe this wave’s collectability value could be higher than the other items mainly due to the packaging.

 
After 13 hours on the market, the most popular items are the 3.75 inch Wave 2 Rogue One figures. This wave includes Chirrut Imwe, Director Krennic, Captain Cassian, Darth Vader, Rey, Leia Organa, Jyn Erso, and the Imperial Stormtrooper.  These 3.75 inch figures are a little less expensive so you can buy 2, 1 to keep in the package and the other to wage your own intergalactic battles!


Be sure to check in often at brianstoys.com as we are continue receiving the hottest Rogue One items. 

Next week I'll be discussing our Master Replica Signature Edition Boba Fett Blaster. As I have stated before, Master Replicas are always my favorite type of items and this is one to definitely one you won't want to miss.

 

 


 

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.

September 23rd, 2016

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September 23, 2016 Newsletter

New Pre-Order from eFX Collectibles

Now In-Stock from Sideshow Collectibles

Just Arrived Master Replicas Boba Fett Blaster

New AFA Graded Loose Action Figure Listings

Shop uncirculated Star Wars, ESB, & ROTJ

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Check Out a Rare 12" Chewbaca Figure in ESB Box in This Week's Blog

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W730 State Road 35
Fountain City, WI 54629 USA

 

Brian's Toy Box Sept. 23, 2016

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This week’s featured item is the twelve inch Chewbacca in an extremely rare Empire Strikes Back box. Because this item's value primarily comes from its unusual packaging, you could almost throw the Chewbacca figure in the garbage and the box alone would retain the item's entire value!

 

 

It's unclear, even to collecting experts, whether this Chewbacca was ever commercially released, with many claiming that the only reason any haver appeared on the market is they slipped out  the back door of Kenner or were a toy salesperson’s sample. Regardless, this limited production makes this piece extremely tough to find.  

 
 

While the ESB box is not factory sealed, it did receive a grade of C-6 and includes the original cardboard inserts.  The item inside is complete and received the high grade of C-9 for condition. There were four other twelve inch figures that were packaged with the ESB logo box: Darth Vader, Stormtrooper, Boba Fett and IG-88.  Like the Chewbacca, the Darth Vader and Stormtrooper were also released in very small numbers with the ESB logo. 

Next week I'll discuss the newest toys being released by Hasbro in connection with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Force Friday's toy revealing should bring out some must-have items for collectors! Visit brianstoys.com on September 30th at midnight to be one of the first to purchase the new Rogue One items.

 

 


 

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.

September 16th, 2016

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September 16, 2016 Newsletter

Now In-Stock - 2016 Comic Con Exclusive Black Series.

Check Out Our DCA Graded Die Cast Imperial Cruiser with Special Offer in This Week's Blog

New AFA Graded Loose Action Figures

Shop uncirculated Star Wars, ESB, & ROTJ

NO RESERVE actions on eBAY - Make Your Bid Now!

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