Monthly Archives: November, 2013

Cyber Monday Sale!

Starting at midnight Monday morning and for the following 24 hours, you will receive 20% off your entire order of any product available on our website. Note that this is Mountain Standard Time. Your order/s must be made within this time frame in our time zone. This is an automatic discount, so no need to put in a code or anything. Everyone will get the discount if you order during this time frame. Due to limitations and discount restrictions, many boxed and all pre order items will be exempt from the sale and removed from the site until the sale is over.

Thanks everyone and Happy Holidays!

Update for 11/29/13

New Breakdowns & Restock!

Hot Toys 1989 Batman Joker Mime Version x5

Sideshow Indiana Jones: Toht x1

TODAY: Black Friday (Nov. 29th) (In Store Only) 15% Off Store Wide

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Black Friday (Nov. 29th) (In Store Only) 15% Off Store Wide

Cyber Monday (Dec. 2nd) (Website Only) 20% Off Site Wide (Does not Count Towards Boxed Figures or Pre Orders)

Coming in December!

Toy Drive 2013 Flyer

If you have not attended this event in the past, you must check it out! We will have several costuming groups representing many familiar characters from Star Wars to Super Heroes and more! Kids and adults alike will have a great time visiting and taking pictures with everyone in their awesome costumes! We encourage you to wear yours as well!

As mentioned, this is a Toy Drive, so we will be accepting Toy donations, which will be distributed locally to children in need. Toys are especially needed for younger boys and girls as well as items for teens. All toys need to be new and in their original packages (if applicable), but not gift wrapped. Anyone who donates a toy will be given a storewide SALE sheet for in store purchases of up to 75% off*. Even if you don’t plan to purchase anything, any donations will be appreciated.

Also, anyone who donates a toy will receive a raffle ticket for which you can win a variety of great prizes. Drawings will be held often all day during the event, though you must be present to claim your prize.

We look forward to seeing everyone, and please spread the word. The more donations the better.

*Sale does not apply to any consignment items and cannot be combined with other coupons or store discounts. Sale applies to in store items (no Internet), and only items on the floor (no backstock).

Happy Thanksgiving from the Gang at Toy Anxiety

Happy Thanksgiving

Black Friday (Nov. 29th) (In Store Only) 15% Off Store Wide

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Black Friday (Nov. 29th) (In Store Only) 15% Off Store Wide

Cyber Monday (Dec. 2nd) (Website Only) 20% Off Site Wide (Does not Count Towards Boxed Figures or Pre Orders)

Coming in December!

Toy Drive 2013 Flyer

If you have not attended this event in the past, you must check it out! We will have several costuming groups representing many familiar characters from Star Wars to Super Heroes and more! Kids and adults alike will have a great time visiting and taking pictures with everyone in their awesome costumes! We encourage you to wear yours as well!

As mentioned, this is a Toy Drive, so we will be accepting Toy donations, which will be distributed locally to children in need. Toys are especially needed for younger boys and girls as well as items for teens. All toys need to be new and in their original packages (if applicable), but not gift wrapped. Anyone who donates a toy will be given a storewide SALE sheet for in store purchases of up to 75% off*. Even if you don’t plan to purchase anything, any donations will be appreciated.

Also, anyone who donates a toy will receive a raffle ticket for which you can win a variety of great prizes. Drawings will be held often all day during the event, though you must be present to claim your prize.

We look forward to seeing everyone, and please spread the word. The more donations the better.

*Sale does not apply to any consignment items and cannot be combined with other coupons or store discounts. Sale applies to in store items (no Internet), and only items on the floor (no backstock).

Update for 11/22/13

New Custom Items, Restock & A New Pre-Order!

New PH Customs items!

Hot Toys Metal Gear The Boss x3

DAM German Zombies x2 Each

DID WWII German Richard Schlemm x1

Dragon WWII
Gustav & Kaiser
Friedrich Kohler
Erich Hartmann
Wolf
Karsten

New Pre Order
Hot Toys Superman Man of Steel General Zod (Sorry, just realized we never got this one on)

Update for 11/21/13

New Breakdown & Restock!

Surprise! They finally let us order some at wholesale!
Hot Toys GI Joe Retaliation Joe Colton x6

Hot Toys Iron Man 3 Tony Stark x2

Sideshow DC Comics Joker x3
Sideshow GI Joe Black Dragon Ninja x4

R2-D2 Officially Confirmed to Appear in ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′

R2-D2

From Screenrant.com

Yesterday’s “casting announcement” for Star Wars: Episode VII shouldn’t come as any shock to those who’ve keeping track of every single bread crumb that director J.J. Abrams – along with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy – has dropped for fans to snack on, in lieu of a proper meal (read: human casting news).

Nevertheless, Disney/Lucasfilm has deemed the news that plucky astromech droid R2-D2 will appear in Episode VII to be worthy of an official confirmation announcement, what with the robotic character – alongside his golden counterpart C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) – being one of the rare citizens of a galaxy far, far away to have shown up in all six of the previous live-action Star Wars movies (with Kenny Baker behind the wheel… er, under the dome, rather).

What’s far more interesting than this “reveal” is the story of the two gentlemen who have produced a fully-functioning R2 unit for Abrams’ film. The creative and talented men in question are Oliver Steeples and Lee Towersey, a pair of longtime Star Wars fanatics and members of the global R2-D2 Builders Club (Star Wars fans of the world unite!). Both of these fellows were featured in the first official Episode VII pre-production image that dropped online last week, along with Abrams, Kennedy and R2 himself at the Bad Robot studio’s workshop (appropriately enough).

Here is the official story of how Steeples and Towersey became official members of the Creature Effects team for Episode VII:

“It all started when Kathleen Kennedy toured the R2-D2 Builders area at Celebration Europe this past summer in Germany,” says Steeples, who finished his first R2-D2 in 2007, after 10 years of collecting parts and researching. “She posed for pictures with us, looked at all the droids we’d built and was very complimentary. I mentioned that the R2-D2 Builders in the UK were available if required, as a semi-joke. When I was contacted to work on the film by [executive producer] Jason McGatlin, it was on her recommendation.”

Steeples, from Berkshire, England, and Towersey, from Middlesex, England, are working full-time on Star Wars: Episode VII at Pinewood Studios (where the Twitter photo was taken), focusing solely on astromech-building — for now. Keeping an astromech droid in working condition throughout the production of a film is a challenge, as it’s filled with gears, lights, and electronics; Steeples and Towersey were chosen because of their expertise and experience, both having worked on Star Wars­-themed commercials for the UK appliances megastore Curry’s. “We know the pressures of filming, prepping, and being able to assure reliability throughout the shoot,” says Towersey, who built the droid seen in the tweet. “We have a good knowledge of Artoo, with a large stock of parts for reference and drawings, plus we know what is involved throughout the whole building process, as well as potential problems we need to avoid.” Despite their impressive understanding of how to construct an astromech droid and keep it functioning, Steeples and Towersey still have a goal for Star Wars: Episode VII: to build a better R2-D2.

 R2 D2 Officially Confirmed to Appear in Star Wars: Episode 7

You have to give Kennedy and the other Episode VII producers credit, they have put together an impressive crew of craftsmen and filmmakers who grew up loving George Lucas’ space opera. That includes self-admitted Star Wars lover Abrams – whose visual approach on the rebooted Star Trek franchise reflects that influence – and co-screenwriter Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3). Of course, Abrams is also collaborating on the Episode VII script now with a celebrated alum of the franchise, in the form of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi scribe Lawrence Kasdan.

Does this guarantee that Episode VII will have the same wondrous spirit that made the original Star Wars movie a delightful celebration of genre, more than thirty years ago (or even the dramatic complexity of later installments)? No, but so far it’s reason enough for us (or me, at the least) to stay optimistic about the future of this series.

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Star Wars: Episode VII opens in theaters on December 18th, 2015.

Update for 11/18/13

Restock!

Hot Toys Star Wars Luke Bespin x3 (Last Ones)

DID Chicago Gangster John x2

ACE Workshop MAC V SOG Lucky Six x1 (Last One)

Dragon WWII German Elsa x1

Update for 11/14/2013

Restock!

DAM Gangster Kingdom Spade 2 x3

Sideshow Star Wars Luke Yavin x2
Sideshow Star Wars Plo Koon x1