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Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Star Wars: The Black Series

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Star Wars: The Black Series! The 6-inch line showed very little you hadn't seen (or seen hinted at) before. The presentation had Doctor Aphra and her droids, plus the previously seen Chopper and Ezra Bridger. More surprising were 20th Anniversary Episode I "vintage" packaging for Celebration in Chicago.

Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Gets Hyperreal

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Star Wars gets too real! $80 for Hasbro's most decked-out Darth Vader ever. A metal skeleton boasting more articulation than ever before inside a soft rubber skin makes one wonder what that means for long-term viability, but the A+ deco and optional hands might make you just buy it anyway.

Toy Fair 2019 - Hasbro Star Wars The Vintage Collection

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 16, 2019

Playsets! Vehicles! Reissues! Retools!  Hasbro takes you on a rollercoaster of love for the first 30 minutes of Return of the Jedi in The Vintage Collection this year. Exclusives are coming - some presoldout out before the official announcement - so buckle up for a fascinating and frustrating year!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,560: Han Solo (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 14, 2019

We got a new Star Wars movie in 2018, but people didn't see it.  The name didn't appear on the toy packages.  You couldn't even get its star as a basic figure - Han Solo only came as a pack-in during the Solo: A Star Wars Story launch in theaters.  While not everyone loves all the new movies, it's hard to fathom why you wouldn't give kids access to the movie's title character in the basic assortment - as far as I know, for any franchise, this is kind of unprecedented. The figure was packed with a sound reader, which itself required a firmware update that wasn't offered for weeks after launch - and as of today, still isn't fully functional.  But was the figure nice? Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,559: Klaatu (Skiff Guard, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Another new classic Original Trilogy figure? Two in one year? We're being spoiled!  Klaatu (Skiff Guard, The Vintage Collection) hadn't been retouched this century, so a remake seemed timely.  It seems to have more color than the actual costume from the movie, and the exceptional kind of articulation that qualifies as "standard" in 2019.  You know you want one - I assume you're buying one.  Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 7, 2019

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Star Wars 3 3/4-Inch Rose Tico Action Figure Case of 12

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,558: TIE Fighter Pilot (Mimban, Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 7, 2019

This TIE Fighter Pilot (Mimban, Solo: A Star Wars Story line look) was shipped in a couple of configurations, basically as the same figure but with different other stuff in the box. It's in a Solo Force Link 2.0 TIE Fighter and in Target's Mimban 6-pack.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,557: Saelt-Marae (Yak Face, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 5, 2019

It was nearly a year ago Hasbro teased us with the first glimpse of Yak Face at New York Toy Fair.  The next Toy Fair is days away, and Saelt-Marae (whatever) is here now! It's pretty good - the coloring and weapon matches up nicely to the vintage original figure, but it include the coat and a more accurate head.  You want this one - and maybe you're getting one with your Sail Barge.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,555: Weazel (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 29, 2019

New figures of old characters are in short supply - especially ones that are making their toy debut! The Weazel (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)  came out a few months ago, and it's pretty great - it looks sort of like a new bounty hunter.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,554: IG-88 (Archive, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 24, 2019

It's the new  IG-88 (Archive, The Black Series 6-Inch)! The colors are different, and the legs are fixed.  I like the first version deco better, but this one can actually stand up - so it's the winner.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,553: Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot, Archive, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 22, 2019

This new Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot, Archive, The Black Series 6-Inch) brings back Luke with a new face paint job, and a retooled boot with a "CE" on it.  It's cheaper than the original, and the face looks pretty great in person.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,552: Tobias Beckett (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 17, 2019

Part of the last - and hopefully not final - 3 3/4-inch wave of carded action figures, Tobias Beckett (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look) turned out pretty well.  Woody from Cheers makes a good space cowboy, although mine had some hand fusing issues.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,551: Val (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hasbro's 6-inch line has been getting better and better, with Val (The Black Series 6-Inch) being one of the best! Not only does she have an eerily lifelike likeness, but the costume from the movie was expertly crafted in plastic. Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 10, 2019

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Star Wars Black Series Zuckuss 6-inch Action Figure Star Wars Black Series Captain Phasma 6-inch Action Figure Star Wars Solo Force Link 2.0 Kessel Mine Escape Playset Star Wars The Vintage Collection Imperial TIE Fighter

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,550: Quay Tolsite (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 10, 2019

I'm pretty jazzed to see Hasbro slid a Quay Tolsite in before the Force Link line called it a day - assuming, of course, that it's probably over now.  He's basically a statue with arms, but they did a good job with him.  He has jointed arms without a bunch of range, jointed legs with a big robe over them, and a lot of sculpted detail.  Hasbro didn't take shortcuts on this one.  Read on!