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Star Wars: Celebrate the Saga Amazon Exclusives

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 23, 2020

Not to be outdone are two packs for Amazon.  These are great for your average consumer, but the long-term collector already has most of these.  These are what you'll be buying for Christmas presents to the kids you're going to force Star Wars upon this holiday season.  Best Buy got the villains, and Amazon got the heroes.  As far as I can tell, none of these figures are particularly new other than R2-D2 looks like a different combo platter of parts for you completists.

The figures are largely collected from The Force Awakens, Saga Legends, The Last Jedi.

You can click here to order them from Amazon.com, and yes we do get a few pennies through that affiliate link so please do click it.

Star Wars: Celebrate the Saga Best Buy Exclusives

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 23, 2020

3838 For the Celebrate the Saga line, Hasbro gave Best Buy two exclusive 5-packs for $29.99 a pop.  You can click here to order them if supplies are still available.   The First Order set does not appear to have new figures, but may have deco changes - we'll keep you posted in Figure of the Day as these arrive in the next couple of months.   Its Galactic Empire set does have a new droid redeco which may be of more interest - Hasbro and Disney have done many R2-Q5 figures over the years, but this one looks different, so prepare to shell out some cash.

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Star Wars: Celebrate the Saga to Retire 5POA?

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 23, 2020

3835 Hasbro's Celebrate the Saga collection includes 8 packs.  4 are main line, 2 are for Amazon exclusives, and 2 are Best Buy exclusives.  The pitch I heard was each set has 5-jointed figures and is the last hurrah for the format - at least for now - with 4-5 figures brought back and 0-1 redeco droids.  It looks like they may have enhanced face paint, but it's hard to tell from the photos and I did not hear about it previously.  

Each set is due this fall for about $29.99.  Click here to order at affiliate/advertiser Amazon, or click here to order at Entertainment Earth.  

Hasbro Star Wars FX Emperor Palpatine Lightsaber

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 23, 2020

3828 The Star Wars FX Emperor Palpatine Lightsaber - or Darth Sidious Lightsaber, really - is $249.99 and coming out later this year.  It's one of the fancier models, like the Darth Revan one due to ship pretty soon.  The lightsaber blade is indeed removable, and it includes a display stand.

You can order one at sponsor Entertainment Earth or affiliate, Amazon.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,718: Battle Droid (Geonosis, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 20, 2020

If you liked it in tan, or in red at GameStop, you'll also probably love the Battle Droid (Geonosis, The Black Series 6-Inch)!   It's loaded with articulation, incudes a backpack you can swap out for an antenna pack, and can crounch down into a "deploy" mode if you're so inclined.  It's a great sculpt and hopefully we'll see a few more of these brought out and reissued over the coming months to meet squad building demand.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,717: Plo Koon (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 18, 2020

This Plo Koon (The Black Series 6-Inch)  is OK.  It's not a completely new figure - it's a Mace Windu body with new hands, a new head, and a new robe.  (Similarly Kit Fisto is a refaced Obi-Wan Kenobi.)   Given Plo Koon has had a couple of distinctive outfits between the movies and TV show, it's entirely possible you'd never notice if you left him mint in box with the robes over everything.   But I did open it, so here's a look at the Jedi Master.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,716: Anakin Skywalker (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Attack of the Clones edition of Anakin Skywalker (The Black Series 6-Inch) is one of Hasbro's very best action figures.  Sure, it reuses some parts from the Revenge of the Sith version, but that head is a gem.   The paint and the sculpt are absolutely on point, so you should get one. I don't care if you don't like the prequels, you just need to get one and give it an up-close look because it is a little plastic triumph.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,715: Moloch (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Target-exclusive Moloch (The Black Series 6-Inch)  is most likely long gone from your store shelves, but if you see it, it's pretty cool. It's a big worm alien and it looks right at home in Jabba's Palace, which is good as Hasbro has been hesitant to outfit that scene with additional figures.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,714: Boba Fett (Carbonzed Graphite, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Boba Fett (Carbonzed Graphite, The Black Series 6-Inch)  is stunning.  For a toy you got in 2013, this metallic deco really makes every last crease and ding pop.  If you're happy with your old Boba Fett you owe it to yourelf to look at this one, if you have the opportunity.  As a de facto online exclusive (plus or  minus a comic shop) that probably means you should just buy one.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,710: Dak Ralter (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 23, 2020

It's Dak Ralter (The Black Series 6-Inch)! This comes with the Snowspeeder vehicle, which is feature-packed and has a kind of a crummy clear plastic used for the glass canopy.  Otherwise it's all splendid and worthwhile.  Read on!

Target Getting Star Wars Galaxy's Edge The Black Series Captain Cardinal

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 21, 2020

3819 Coming soon to Target, Galaxy's Edge The Black Series 6-inch Captain Cardinal Action Figure.  Or "Who?"

The world is changing, and Star Wars fandom has quietly changed from the 1990s original-trilogy focused marketing to kids of the 1970s - which arguably peaked with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - to an attempt to try to make it a franchise for all people.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  The young-skewing Resistance series just sort of got swept under the rug - and it feels like The Rise of Skywalker is joining it.   To promote the era of the First Order, there are lots of comics, lots of books, and a giant theme park experience that a lot of people just plain can't go see right now.  Captain Cardinal is part of that.  It's a new generation of fan, and one that the olds probably didn't have the time to read up on before being shown this shiny new figure.

Basically a red Stormtrooper in a cape, the figure has two blasters and even though I have not and probably will not read the novel from which he came, I can say it's a cool figure.  I'll buy a red Stormtrooper.  Heck, that's something I pushed hard to do a few years ago.  But I digress - Hasbro says:

Target Getting Star Wars Galaxy's Edge The Black Series DJ R-3X

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 21, 2020

3816 You might recognize this one from a gift set last year.   Star Wars Galaxy's Edge The Black Series DJ R-3X seems identical to the gift set version [FOTD #2,618] except packaging and the other figures that are now missing from the box.  It's a nice droid - lots of deco, lots of moving parts, and it's colorful too!  I'd get it if you can.  It's $24.99.  Hasbro wrote:

Target Getting Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Hyperdrive BB Unit

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 21, 2020

3814 Also coming to Target - red, appropriately - is the Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Hyperdrive BB Unit.  Did you like the RC BB-8 a few years ago?  It's kind of like that.  Price is expected to be $99.99.  Hasbro writes:

Target Getting Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Millennium Falcon Vehicle

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 21, 2020

3800 Let's get this out of the way: it's $399.99.   The revised The Legacy Collection Millennium Falcon is now the Galaxy's Edge Millennium Falcon Smuggler's Run Vehicle.   It's just different enough to make you mad, with unique deco and two radar dishes.  The original 1977-style pizza dish is there, as is the rectangular sequel trilogy model.  Dirt deco is unique, and it has different figures.  Chewbacca, Hondo Ohnaka, and Porgs are included.  Is it worth more than a 2x price increase over 13 years?  Probably. 

Stormtrooper with Blast Accessories (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Long gone and originally planned for Toys R Us, the Stormtrooper with Blast Accessories (The Black Series 6-Inch) became a shared exclusive with a Disney Store debut.  It's the same basic Stormtrooper, minus the long rifle, but with added blast effects and a 2-part display stand which doesn't connect to much of anything else.  Read on!