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This Week's Newsletter

Friday, March 24, 2017 5:51:00 PM America/Chicago

 

In this week's newsletter...

March Madness is here! Get 15% off our entire lineup!

Exciting New Sideshow Preorders

Just Arrived:

Star Wars Planet Poll

We asked our followers which Star Wars planet they would rather live on and Tatooine was the clear favorite! 

Hoth

Mustafar

Tatooine

Dagobah

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Posted By John Schneider

Brian's Toy Box March 24, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017 4:10:00 PM America/Chicago

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Did you know Brian’s Toys had a payment plan option for order?  Well we do!  Many customers are unaware that Brian’s Toys has a payment plan option, so I figured I would discuss information about our payment plan for my blog this week.

There will be times where there are specific items that might be out of budget.  With the Brian’s Toys payment plan you can make 5 easy payments, so that rare item might be a little easier to purchase.  

Details about the payment plan can be found out at the following link: 

http://www.brianstoys.com/payment-plan

Overall it is 5 payments of 20% of the total purchase each month.  The item or order must exceed $600.  This is an interest free plan and payment can be made by credit/debit card, Paypal, or check.  You can e-mail or call to get your item on hold today!

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.

Posted By John Schneider

This Week's Newsletter

Friday, March 17, 2017 5:51:52 PM America/Chicago

In this week's newsletter...

New Gentle Giant Preorder

Vintage Star Wars that won't break the bank!

No reserve ending soon, BID NOW!

Posted By John Schneider

Brian's Toy Box March 10, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017 4:10:00 PM America/Chicago

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This week I am extremely excited to share with you modern Star Wars First Shot/Prototype items that we recently received in stock.  These one-of-a-kind action figures are difficult to find and do not come around often.  The fact that we received 40 prototype figures at the same time makes it all the better!  I really wish these were prototype vintage figures, but either way it is nice to have some porotype figures in stock.  Click the Brian’s Toys logo below to take a look at all of our First Shot figures in stock!

The following vintage 3-packs were manufactured by Kenner between the years of 1978-1982:
SW Sets 1978: Hero, Villain, & Android
SW Sets 1979: Creature & Droid
ESB Sets 1980: Bespin, Imperial Forces,  & Hoth Rebels
ESB Sets 1981: Imperial, Bespin, & Rebels
Note that some of these sets were re-released at different years with different characters.

A total of 16 sets were created by Kenner and they could be considered the rarest vintage production of Star Wars items issued.

Brian’s Toys has 2 of the 3 sets created in 1978.

Android Set:  I cannot believe Kenner created an ‘Android Set’ and included Chewbacca, what was Kenner thinking?  They did create a set a year later that was called the ‘Droid Set’ that included all droids.  
The android set we have is priced at $8,499.99 and has an overall grade of AFA 75.  The sub-grades are box 70, window 85, and figures 85.  This would have been a premier AFA 85 piece if it wasn’t for the box.  The box has a crease that goes completely across the card by the punch and a crease that goes completely across where the box meets the card.

Hero Set: The hero set is one of the toughest Kenner 3-packs to find.  It was surprising to many toy enthusiasts that Luke was not included in the first release of 3-packs.  Kenner did end up re-releasing a new hero set the next year and replaced Leia with a Luke in x-wing outfit.  That set is considered to be Hero Set II.

The hero set we have is priced at $7,999.99 and has an overall grade of AFA 60.  The sub-grades are box 70, window 60, and figures 80.  The main flaw is the bubble where Han Solo is has about a 2” crack.  The box also does have a crease along the top by the punch, light wear, and a small dent on the right side.  

If you like the design and look of the 3-packs and the price is too high, do not worry! Hasbro released modern 3-packs that will not break the bank and Gentle Giant also created some jumbo 3-packs.

 

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.

Posted By John Schneider

This Week's Newletter

Friday, March 10, 2017 3:48:14 PM America/Chicago

In this week's newsletter...

Rare 3-Pack Vintage Star Wars

New Rogue One 3 3/4" Pre-Orders

AFA Figures Just Added!

Auctions - Ending Soon - Bid Now!

Brian's Toy Box Blog

Posted By John Schneider

This Week's Newsletter

Friday, February 17, 2017 5:59:08 PM America/Chicago

New Pre-Order

New Star Wars Artwork from Acme Archives

New Prototype AFA and Loose AFA Figures Just Added!

No Reserve Auctions Ending Sunday- BID NOW!

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Posted By John Schneider

February 3, 2017 Newsletter

Friday, February 3, 2017 10:17:00 AM America/Chicago

Brian's Toys February 3rd Newsletter

 

 

February 3, 2017 Newsletter

Take 10% Off Our Entire Site Through Sunday!

New Pre-Order: Darth Vader Legacy Replica

Just Received: Star Wars Rogue One The Black Series Wave 10

 

Recently Added: Prototype/First Shot Figures

 
 
 
       
 
 
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Brian's Toy Box January 27, 2016

Friday, January 27, 2017 12:57:00 PM America/Chicago

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This week I will be discussing the ESB Boba Fett 12-Inch AFA 75+ figure priced at $4,999.99.  I often feature Boba Fett items on my blog, because he is one of the more sought out characters to purchase.  This particular Boba Fett was featured on last week’s newsletter, but is worthy to discuss considering the grade.

This Boba Fett received the grade of AFA 75+ with the sub grades of B75 W80 F80 (Box 75, Window 80, Figure 80).   The box has wear, scuffs marks, and a crease on the top.  The factory tape is yellowing and the window does have a scuff mark where there seems to be some sort of paint from the figure.  You can get detailed pictures by clicking on the picture and magnifying the pictures on the listing.

The 12-Inch ESB Boba Fett has a high grade of 75+, which is extremely close to an AFA 80.  The grading company AFA (Action Figure Authority) started implementing a ‘+’ grade in their listings about 5 months ago.  AFA also grades video games and they used the plus grading system.  Since the plus grade system was so popular with video games they decided to implement it with action figures.  In my opinion this is a great move as it helps collectors identify exceptional pieces easier.

The Boba Fett comes with a bunch of fun accessories including: a rifle, a belt, plastic rocket, green cloth cape, and 2 wookie scalps.  You will not be purchasing this to enjoy the accessories though; this is a piece that must be displayed in the acrylic AFA case along with your other Boba Fett collectibles!  Out of the 12-inch ESB figures that were produced, Boba Fett is the figure that will show up on a more regular basis.  Either way this piece is difficult to get at such a high grade or even sealed.

 


 

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.

 
Posted By Logan Anderson

January 27, 2017 Newsletter

Friday, January 27, 2017 10:17:00 AM America/Chicago

 

Brian's Toys January 27th Newsletter

 

January 27, 2017 Newsletter

New Pre-Orders

Take 10% Off Our Entire Site


*Rules and Conditions
Limit 1 (one) use per customer.
Offer not valid on Pre-Orders.
Coupon code GOLD15 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 August 11th, 2016.

 

AFA Graded 12 Inch Boxed Vintage Star Wars Figures

 

Recently Added: Loose AFA Vintage Star Wars Figures


Vintage Kenner Star Wars
ESB FX-7 (Orange Eye)
AFA 85 NM+
$69.99

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Vintage Kenner Star Wars

ROTJ Logray (Dark Flat Stripes)
AFA 80 NM

$49.99
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Vintage Kenner Star Wars

ESB Lando Calrissian (No Teeth)
AFA80 NM

$49.99
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The Latest From Brian's Toy Box - ESB Boba Fett 12-Inch AFA 75+ Review

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January 20, 2017 Newsletter

Friday, January 20, 2017 8:17:00 AM America/Chicago

 

 

Brian's Toys October 16th, 2015 Newsletter

 

January 20, 2017 Newsletter

New Pre-Orders

 

Just Arrived: Premium Kylo Ren Helmet by Anovos

Just Listed on BriansToys.com

Recently Added: AFA Carded Vintage Star Wars Figures


Vintage Kenner Star Wars
48 Back-B Yoda
AFA 75 EX+/NM
$479.99

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Vintage Kenner Star Wars

21 Back-A Hammerhead
AFA 60 EX

$379.99
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Vintage Kenner Star Wars

21 Back-B Power Droid
AFA 70 EX+

$399.99
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