Ron Howard to Assume Directorial Duties on the Untitled Han Solo Film

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 22, 2017

That was fast.   He of Willow and Happy Days is back, so says StarWars.com with Ron Howard to Assume Directorial Duties on the Untitled Han Solo Film.  The release date remains unchanged - May 25, 2018 - and part of that official announcement is as follows:

Lucasfilm is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,380: Jawa (The Black Series / 40th Anniversary)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hey, a Jawa!  I was surprised to find that this 6-inch scale figure has glow-in-the-dark green eyes, of all things, as an undocumented feature.  He has two blasters and pretty decent articulation that his robes can't really help you ues.  It's still a nice Jawa, though.  Read on!

Han Solo: An Untitled Star Wars Story's Directors Quit/Fired/Leave For Some Reason

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Han Solo directors are out?  Not much is known, other than this "A Message from Lucasfilm Regarding the Untitled Han Solo Film" post in which Lucasfilm says:

The untitled Han Solo film will move forward with a directorial change.

“Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,379: Lando Calrissian (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 19, 2017

Newish!  Lando Calrissian (The Black Series)  is awesome and you probably want one.  He has a cape, a microphone, and a blaster - plus a good likeness and fairly fantastic paint.

Q&A: Discount Star Wars, Box Variants, and Lulls

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 18, 2017

This week in Q&A - 6-inch cheapo figures! Where to hunt? (Chime in, dear readers.) The Black Series Packaging Variations - what's coming? Do we know? And lulz - er, lulls. 2018 is going to be, to say the least, interesting.

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 16, 2017

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,378: 3PO Protocol Droid (White, Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New and dirty! The 3PO Protocol Droid (White) has dirty blotches and looks a lot like K-3PO.  It looks like the Hasbro build-a-droid mold, in a new color, and sold by the part at Disney parks.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,377: Vendor Droid (Blue, Droid Factory)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 12, 2017

New at the Droid Factory!  The Vendor Droid (Blue) is a new head mold, giving you a chance to build The Clone Wars robots in various colors for your very own.  Read on!

Q&A: Small Stuff, Star Wars Blind Bags, and Retro Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 11, 2017

This week in Q&A - the future of small things - does it have one? Blind bag bonanza - is it over? Well, not entirely. Retro figures - how can you get what you want?

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Sears, Kmart Announce 72 More Stores Closing

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The grim refrain continues.  Business Insider posted Sears is closing 72 stores — here's the full list yesterday.   This includes Sears automotive outlets as well as many Kmarts, and it seems my local Kmart has an "inventory reduction sale" with no confirmation of being on any of the closure lists. 

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,376: Lieutenant Sefla (Rogue One)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Currently an online exclusive (or so it seems), Lieutenant Sefla is pretty fantastic with one of the best projectiles Hasbro has ever made.    The rocket looks like it has a flame trail on it, a clever application of safety requirements used to make a toy look cool.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,375: Kylo Ren (6-Inch Value Figure)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 5, 2017

Not sold in the USA so far!  Or at all!  The Kylo Ren (6-Inch Value Figure)  is pretty cool, basically bringing you something that fits with The Black Series on the shelf at a lower cost with less articulation.   Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Anniversary, Invisibles, and Mellow Yellowing

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 4, 2017

This week in Q&A - Yellowing can get you all! 40th Anniversary Continuations - hoo boy, that'd be nice. Lastly Vanishing Toys - what a mystery!

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,374: R5-D4 (The Black Series / 40th Anniversary)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Possibly at a GameStop near you!  R5-D4 is the only new figure exclusive in the 40th Anniversary line, and part of Hasbro's proud tradition of droid redeco action figures.  It's basically similar to R2-D2, and a previously released R5 unit, but now it's R5-D4.  This is reason enough to buy it.  Read on!