Review + Video: Star Wars 2013 Mission Series Anakin Skywalker with 501st Legion Clone Trooper Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, July 13, 2013

Now in 2-packs! The 5-point-of-articulation line continues with a look at Hasbro's brand span-danker-in' new Star Wars 2013 Mission Series Anakin Skywalker with 501st Legion Clone Trooper Action Figures. Both figures are repaints of other figures sold individually, and Anakin has more than a couple of changes from the single carded release. The clone is, of course, much bluer than the other releases.

While not necessarily an essential release, it is different enough to warrant your attention. And as usual, we have a short video for those of you who gave up reading for Lent back in 1997. Click through for belt variations and more!

Review + Video: Star Wars 2013 Saga Legends Obi-Wan Kenobi Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 12, 2013

The experiment continues! The 5-point-of-articulation experiment continues with a look at Hasbro's brand span-danker-in' new Star Wars 2013 Saga Legends Obi-Wan Kenobi Action Figure. It's a corporate response to inflation, rising labor costs, and a shifting set of priorities in the world of toy retail, but it has one action figure lacking of previous figures.  Namely, it can sit in your vehicles without a fuss.

We're hoping to get a few more of these up before SDCC 2013, so please do read on and watch the video, too! As the great Jim Osterberg once said, "thank you for your kind indulgence."

How are you liking this format? Love it? Hate it? Can't stand my terrible voice? Let me know!

Review + Video: Star Wars 2013 Saga Legends R4-P17 Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 11, 2013

I'm trying a brand new review format today kids - below, find pictures, a written review, and a video for the new Star Wars Saga Legends R4-P17 Action Figure which literally showed up at my house about 9 hours ago.

...and yes, we do have comparisons of all 4 models of this figure so far, you lucky so-and-sos!

We hope you enjoy this experiment - we might not be able to do them all this way, but it covers a lot of bases!


Star Wars: The Black Series Greedo Revealed by Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 11, 2013

Finally!  #7 in Star Wars: The Black Series is Greedo, which Entertainment Earth has revealed in full today in all of his 6-inch tall glory. He looks great, with big shiny eyes and an appropriately puffy costumes.  You'll want to see more after the jump.

Reader Gives Hasbro Kudos

By Mike — Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hasbro's been getting a lot of negative press lately, some of it legitimate. We recently received an e-mail from reader J. Cap that was quite refreshing that we had to post. Regardless of Hasbro's missteps in 2012 and what direction the toy company will take going forward, their customer service, at least in this case, was stellar and on point.


New Star Wars Hasbro Scanning Crew Kmart Exclusive Images

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Since 2009, fans have asked "So when will Hasbro release the other scanning crew guy and the rest of the equipment?" Teased at Toy Fair, not one but two stories are showing off this soon-to-be-released if not out before you know it Imperial Scanning Crew from Hasbro.   Two sets are coming, and you'll need to buy both to get all the troopers at Kmart in the very near future.

Ad: Amazon has Star Wars Mission Series Figures IN STOCK Right Now

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 7, 2013

Ad: Amazon.com has Star Wars Mission Series action figures 2-packs in stock right now for about $10.99 per pair.  New versions of Darth Vader, Clone Troopers, and more are available for shipment.  Click here to see the whole selection, or read on for pictures, pricing, and more!

Entertainment Earth Reveals: Black Series Greedo Pics Round 3

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Our fine sponsors (from whom you should order stuff) at Entertainment Earth posted the third round of previews of The Black Series Greedo 6-Inch Star Wars action figure.  This particular installment reveals more renderings of the figure, with the final reveal of the actual toy just a few days away at this point.

Amazon Exclusive Vintage Collection Slave I and TIE Interceptor - Pre-Orders Are Live

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 1, 2013

The Amazon Exclusive Boba Fett's Slave I vehicle is up for grabs right now. Also, the Amazon Exclusive Vintage Collection TIE Interceptor is up for grabs.  Don't delay, pre-order today!  Click here to order yours, and read on for pricing and availability.  These items qualify for free shipping, too.  Also new Black Series Star Wars Action Figure releases are up for pre-order.

Hasbro's Vader Star Wars Line Look: Hitting Stores Early - Lightsabers

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, June 29, 2013

Here's a fun bit of trivia - a new SKU is hitting stores!  In my quest across the desert, I found a Walmart and a Target that each had assortment #A1189, which is a new basic Lightsaber assortment - not refreshed packaging for the previous assortment, but a new SKU with a new DPCI at Target.  

Preview: New Vintage Collection Star Wars Ewoks

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 28, 2013

Ja, das haben die Ewoks so gerneStarwars-Figuren.com has shots of the Kmart-exclusive Ewok Assault Catapult set that was alluded to back at Toy Fair but not seen until, well, now.  It has 2 new Ewok figures in a vintage-style box with a catapult accessory and appears to be official Hasbro photography.

Entertainment Earth Reveals: Black Series Greedo Pics Round 2

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Week 2 of The Black Series Greedo Reveal over at Entertainment Earth shows some pretty amazing stuff, like digital turnaround preliminary "sculpts" of the figure as well as a horrifying eyeless look at the original mask.  Some truly spectacular reference shots of his blaster as well as several notes from the people who make our toys are on display, which is the kind of stuff I would like to see for many more figures if Hasbro is willing to share.

Entertainment Earth Confirms: Black Series Greedo A-Coming

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 17, 2013

The word is out, and now you can get behind-the-scenes pictures of the new Hasbro Star Wars: The Black Series Greedo 6-Inch Action Figure at Entertainment Earth!  Click here to see it all

Black Series Fett and Han Carbonite to be Offered at Celebration Europe

By Mike — Saturday, June 1, 2013

Hasbro will be offering the exclusive Black Series Boba Fett and Han Carbonite at Celebration 2 Europe. The set will also be offered this summer as a Hasbro Comic-Con exclusive.

GHR: New Star Tours Swag at Disneyland

By Mike — Thursday, May 30, 2013

Memorial Day weekend was full of bounty at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California as new swag has shipped and arrived in their Star Traders store. Of particular interest to collectors would be the new Star Tours sets and Mickey’s Jedi Starfighter. But these aren’t the only pieces that caught our eye.