Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,266: Hassk Thug (The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 26, 2016

Skunk ape?  Balding ape?  Varmik?  It's the Hassk Thug, a McQuarrie-inspired triplet which is one of very few denizens of the castle on Takodana to get a figure.   It's one of those things fans need to start demanding, like a Lin-Manuel Miranda for some reason or another.  Anyway, how is he?  I'd say get one, but read on to see what I wrote in the review.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,265: Kylo Ren Unmasked (The Force Awakens)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 25, 2016

We're back - but not every day!   I gotta sleep once in a while.  Let's look at the nifty Kylo Ren Unmasked, released earlier this year and unlikely to be at a store near you.  He was popular.   He's also more than an old body with a new head - Hasbro did the work on this one.

Q&A: Star Wars Toys, International Stuff, and Ladies in Plastic

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 21, 2016

This week in Q&A - The Next Figures. No, you didn't miss them - there's a big launch around the corner. And vehicles and figures - they're toys now? Yes. Finally, is it too soon for #WheresRey to have any real change on the toy line for Rogue One? As long time readers know, it's time to buckle up and lower those expectations. It takes a long time to change direction.

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

The Best Star Wars Games You've Never Seen

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The AVClub put together a wonderful round up of unreleased video game news.   Did you know about the Darth Vader spin-off of Rogue Squadron, or the game focusing on Chewbacca's years as a bounty hunter during the "dark times?"   If not, this is must-read, must-watch stuff.   There are links, there are videos, and there will be tears over the things you've missed.  Click here to check it out.  It's called "George Lucas ruining a Chewbacca game was just one of LucasArts’ woes."

New Clocks, Rugs for Star Wars Coming to Japan from Sega

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 16, 2016

SEGA - yes that SEGA - is putting out some new consumer goods for Star Wars in Japan.   For when not just any clock will do, there are new Cloud City and Stormtrooper models.   In addition to that, the AT-AT Mat (or MAT-AT) is coming for your bathroom needs.  NCS has pre-orders for these slated for later this year.

Q&A: Big Star Wars Ships, Future Movie Toy Lines, and Exclusives

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 14, 2016

This week in Q&A - X-Wings in XL! Is it realistic to expect a giant version of the sequel trilogy vehicle? And Lessons Learned from The Force Awakens - should we expect a change for Rogue One toys? (Not really - they were in development before that line hit.) Also Exclusives because why not.

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, August 13, 2016

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RIP Kenny Baker - 1934-2016

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, August 13, 2016

Kenny Baker, best known for being R2-D2 in Star Wars as well as additional roles in the saga, died this week.  He was 83.  The Guardian has an obituary.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Second Trailer

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 11, 2016

More Kmart and Sears Closings - Is It Your Store?

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 11, 2016

Big chains come and big chains go, with some not exactly expanding as the 21st century trudges on.  80 more Sears and Kmart stores closed this week, and Business Insider has a list of recent exiles.   One in Arizona is gone, along with four in California and a heck of a lot in Pennsylvania.   Click here to see if your store made it.

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The Force Awakens Gets Specialer, 3-D Blu-Ray with More Bonus Features

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 10, 2016

If you loved The Force Awakens but not so much that you actually bought it, there's something coming for you in November.    StarWars.com just announced Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Collector’s Edition which, depending on where you live, could be out in October or November.  Four discs with tons of bonus content could be yours.

HasbroToyShop SDCC Exclusives Online, Mostly Sold Out

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 9, 2016

If you've been waiting, HasbroToyShop.com added its 2016 SDCC Exclusives including Star Wars Kylo Ren, Jyn Erso, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.  These are sold out.   However, some other items like Micronauts and Transformers remain.  Click here to see inventory.

Q&A: Rebels, 3 3/4-inch Star Wars Figures, and Dumping Old Stuff

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 7, 2016

This week in Q&A - Is 3 3/4-inch dead as Star Wars action figures go? No, of course not. People have been asking that since like 1998. The line isn't dead. There are too many people buying it. So what about those Rebels figures? Oh, those aren't dead either. And purging - is it a sin? Well, it is to me!

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Q&A: Little Star Wars Figures, Anniversaries, Bigger Figures, and Disappointment

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 31, 2016

This week in Q&A - Vlix. Hey you asked. The Missing Vintage Figures - not enough noise is being made out of these, as the line basically started 21 years ago this week. Will you see Starkiller in SH Figurarts? No, but it's also my 21st anniversary of writing about Star Wars toys for you on the internet today. What did you get me? And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

 

SDCC Exclusives - Expect HasbroToyShop.com To Announce the Time Tuesday

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 25, 2016

Update: August 9!  Be there!

Correction: While we don't have a time or date yet, we're told to expect HasbroToyShop.com to post the date of sale for its remaining SDCC 2016 exclusives Tuesday.   This would include any remaining 6-inch Jyn Erso (standard figure with photos, unique packaging), Obi-Wan Kenobi (unique packaging and electornic accessory), and Rilo Kiley (Kylo Ren helmet, unmasked head, unique package, Vader helmet, base, flag).   At press time I do not have a confirmation that variant head Kylo Ren is or isn't coming out down the road - so you may want to keep reloading to get these, whenever that time may be.

No 3 3/4-inch figures were sold at the show.  (For Star Wars.)