Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,507: Tobias Beckett (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 14, 2018

It's Woody! The Tobias Beckett (The Black Series 6-Inch) turned out pretty well, has the requisite amount of articulation, with perfectly nice painting.  The facial hair could be a smidgen better, but it's still consistent with the quality this line has given us as of late.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Joints, Fox and Disney, and Toys Aren't USA

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 12, 2018

This week in Q&A - Are joints always good? Some are. Toys R Us returning to the USA? Denial lasts a long time. Fox and Disney... what does that mean for us in the short term?

Also Comic-Con exclusives are set to hit HasbroToyShop.com today.

Be sure you send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,506: BT-1 (Beetee, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 9, 2018

Attack R2-D2!  Well, not really.  This BT-1 figure has removable weapons and panels to cover the holes those weapons leave.  The paint job is great, and it uses a build-a-droid mold with filled in holes for the lower body leg holes.  I like it.  Read on!

2018 Disney Star Wars Halloween Droid Figure Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 7, 2018

We were shown this on Twitter, and well, why not just show it to you? Here's this year's Halloween Disney parks droid R4-B0018.  Thanks to @Jesse_James77 on Twitter for sharing in a tweet.



Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,505: Rebel Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Check out the Rebel Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch) figure!  He has a helmet, a blaster, and the Death Star plans from Rogue One.  That's how you cross generations.  The articulation is exceptional, so of course it's going to be hard to troop-build this one.  Read on!

Q&A: Solo, Clone Wars, and Vintage Formats

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 5, 2018

This week in Q&A - The Clone Wars! No, Hasbro doesn't have plans for us yet. And More Solo - maybe, who knows. And what's worth bringing back from the Vintage era? Oh, have I got opinions.

Be sure you send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Target's Solo: A Star Wars Story Force Link 2.0 Vandor-1 Heist Target Exclusive Playset Out Now

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 5, 2018

While they showed up last week, fans who found it were denied at check-out.  The embargo on the Solo: A Star Wars Story Force Link 2.0 Vandor-1 Heist was lifted early on Sunday, so now if you want one you can get it for $44.99.   For your handy-dandy toy locating, mark down DPCI 087-16-0136 when hunting to verify if one is near you.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,504: R5-PHT (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 2, 2018

It's new, but it looks like something you have.   This R5-PHT (Droid Factory Line Look) is in a 4-pack, and basically looks like droids you may own except for a little more silver and a newly added restraining bolt.  Read on?

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,503: C'ai Threnalli (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Exclusive to Entertainment Earth in the USA, this C'ai Threnalli (The Last Jedi Line Look) has a sound chip and a really slick paint job - and they're in stock for ordering right now.  He has a little more articulation than I expected, too.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Solo, Toy Business, Casting, and Late Exclusives

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 29, 2018

This week in Q&A - Han Solo in many forms! Would fans want a whole collection? The toy industry has gotten a lot more interesting. Episode IX casting is also in the cards - this is a pretty good column that I've had to update since Hasbro made comments on manufacturing since I first wrote it.

Be sure you send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,502: Maz Kanata (Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 26, 2018

She's new!  Delayed from The Last Jedi, this Maz Kanata (Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look) looks the same but has the revised 2.0 Force Link chip.  If you got The Force Awakens Maz, you've basicaly got this figure - except the accessories.  Read on!

Toys R Us Stores For Sale

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Via CSA: Toys ‘R’ Us moves to sell 284 properties. The actual stores owned by the former toy giant are about to go up for sale, which pours cold water on the hopes that the stores might reopen under the existing names. It could still open again some day, but the resurrection of the toy giant seems to just not be in the cards for the USA anymore.  While it's not impossible someone might use the name to open a new chain of stores in the distant future - or a catalog, or a web site - this is another nail in the coffin for the very reason many of us had a good reason to go on toy runs for so long.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,501: Chewbacca (Mimban, Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Dead  figures are a rarity in Star Wars, but soaking wet dog people? That's new.  The Chewbacca (Mimban) figure is specifically from a scene in Solo: A Star Wars Story  in which Han meets the Wookiee for the very first time, introduced to him as "The Beast."  The figure is covered in mud and looks like a cross between the scary monster we first see in the film, and the friendly furball we have known for our entire lives.  Read on!

Q&A: SDCC Is Over, Let's Talk Classic Star Wars, Veers, X-Plus, and More

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 22, 2018

This week in Q&A - Classic figures of the future - I wrote this before SDCC. Let's see if I was right. (Sure.) And General Veers. X-Plus figures are also on the docket.

Be sure you send in your questions for next week. Read on!

SDCC: Star Wars - The Vintage Collection Updates

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, July 21, 2018

3637 Hasbro revealed some freshness for us, plus a long-requested return of Darth Revan - yes, the 2007 figure.  Finally.

3638 Other new figures include a Rogue One Stormtrooper using the Mimban Stormtrooper body and a helmet from the 5-points-of-articulation figure.  It looks good.

Lando Calrissian and Han Solo are on the way from Solo.