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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,508: 0-0-0 (Triple Zero, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 16, 2018

Fresh from Comic-Con, it's 0-0-0 (Triple Zero)!  This is a black C-3PO repaint - this is the 2010 Vintage mold.  Want to see more?  Read on!

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!

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!

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!

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 2,503: 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!

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!

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!

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.

SDCC: Solo: A Star Wars Story 3 3/4-Inch Home Video Set

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, July 21, 2018

3636 You've possibly seen this, but this 4-pack of Solo: A Star Wars Story Action Figures brings you Han Solo (new, coat), Qi'ra (new outfit), Weazel (new), and a Range Trooper (build your armies).  3 out of 4 plus a desirable trooper ain't bad - this set should hit around September at video time.

SDCC: Solo: A Star Wars Story 3 3/4-Inch Reveals

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, July 21, 2018

3629 After the first few waves came and went without a standard Han in it, we were wondering what future was there for Solo toys.  The good news is Hasbro was more than ready for us, with several of the principle characters getting toys in the very near future.   Val will join L3-37, Tobias Beckett, Rio Durant, Han Solo as Imperial Infantry, and Quay Tolsite.

3630 At this time it was not specified if these figures were singles, 2-packs, or exclusives somewhere.  But they look pretty ready to go, so there's that.

After a pretty dry run, it's nice to see a big shot of variety, newness, and something we can recognize in this line.  Even if it's from a movie you didn't see, probably.  But that's not my fault - it was a fun movie and you should've gone to see it by now!   Read on for more images.

SDCC Solo: A Star Wars Playset from Hasbro

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, July 21, 2018

3624 That's not a typo.  It's really happening.

For years, fans have been clamoring for playsets from Hasbro - ever since we got the Cantina and Jabba's Palace dioramas around 1997 and 1998, I've been a pest about more flat, simple environments.   Weirdly, we're getting one from Solo: A Star Wars Story of Vandor-1.   It's about $40, has a few plastic elements, and includes another flavor of Chewbacca. 

While you may disagree - and you would be wrong - this is one of the most significant announcements in quite some time.  Hasbro hasn't made an item that's just an environment - not an environment tucked in a vehicle - in about a decade when it comes to the 3 3/4-inch scale.   It looks weirdly retro with plastic doors and other bits, so I can't wait to get my hands on one when it comes out.  Hopefully in September, to coincide with the home video releases.

Ad: Star Wars The Last Jedi Action Figure 5-Pack Pre-Order Live

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 20, 2018

Star Wars The Last Jedi Figure 5-Pack - ExclusiveAd: Don't miss this Star Wars The Last Jedi Figure 5-Pack - Exclusive! It was just announced at Comic-Con and is available to order now at Entertainment Earth. Five figures are included, with the gem of the set being a unique holographic Maz Kanata - the first clear blue figure in this size in quite some time.

SDCC Breakfast Reveal - New Black Series 6-Inch Solo Imperial Patrol Trooper

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 20, 2018

3622 At the Hasbro fan breakfast yesterday, we got a look at the Imperial Patrol Trooper coming to The Black Series at some point in the next few months.  I't from Solo: A Star Wars Story which a straw poll around here seems to indicate a lot of fans didn't even bother to go see - a shame, as it looks more like a Star Wars movie when it comes to characters and costumes.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,500: Han Solo (Mimban, Solo: A Star Wars Story Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 19, 2018

I really am impressed by Han Solo (Mimban) as it's a good example of Hasbro using the medium.   The muddy figure is molded in mostly one color, with a tiny hint of a wash to bring out more definition. The texture is good, the color is spot-on, and the likeness... well, it isn't perfect.   But using environmental-based decoration to smooth over paint applications (or negate them completely) is creative as it gets.  Read on!