Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,096: Jabba's Skiff Guard (The Black Series 2014)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's Jabba's Skiff Guard!  Or Brock Starsher, or Sgt. Doallyn, or whatever - the important thing is that this guy, with this helmet, is now a thing you can actually own.  He looks like his cousins from The Legacy Collection and sports 2 neat accessories.  Is he exceptional? No.  Does it matter? Also no - he's a legit new character, without question, and as such a required addition to your toy shelves.  Read on!

Star Wars Rebels: October 3 on TV, Earlier Online

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As I am lazy and the headline says most of the story, let me just quote this article from the official site regarding the next Star Wars TV show's debut:

"Leading up to its global television debut [with the October 3 telefilm], Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion will be available on Disney Channel SVOD and to verified users beginning Monday, September 29, on WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app."

The Biggest Star Wars Boba Fett Figure Ever Is Up for Pre-Order

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I expected that Jakks Pacific would hold the crown with a 20- or even 31-inch take on the Bounty Hunter we all love, but no - this was not to be.  It turns out that the Comic-Con debut of the  Star Wars Boba Fett Life-Size Vintage Kenner Action Figure (pre-order yours, if you dare) takes the cake at 6-feet tall.  Gentle Giant makes this figure to sell similarly sized Stormtrooper and Darth Vader action figures.  That's 72-inches of your Boba Fettish complete with red rocket, blue blaster, and a display stand.   Having seen one up close myself, I can tell you that it's the kind of thing any of us should be so lucky to have in our office.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,095: Wedge Antilles (The Black Series 2014)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Check out the new Wedge Antilles, Hoth-style.  It's good!  He has a helmet and two guns.  It's great - and I think you'll enjoy the new head sculpt.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,094: Darth Vader (The Black Series 2014)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 18, 2014

Almost the greated Darth Vader figure ever conceived is in today's Figure of the Day! The Episode III 2014 incarnation is so, so close - but the head falls off really easily.  The bend-and-swivel wrists, rocker ankles, and ball-jointed torso are perfection.  The ball-jointed hips? Wonderous. The sculpt is pretty good too - but if you turn the head, the helmet falls right off.  Still, diorama fans should snag it and carded fans too.  Read on!  (Also order yours at Entertainment Earth.)

Q&A: Star Wars Exclusives, Expanded Universe, Skiff Guards, and More

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 17, 2014

Let's talk Star Wars Exclusives in Q&A this week! Do you need to buy those new sets at Target? How about Skiff Guards - will Hasbro ever make them all? Why aren't we seeing more Expanded Universe figures - and why are we seeing any when Hasbro says they're off the table? All this and more!

Also Black Series Wave 5 is shipping - want to know the short version on who's good? I've got 'em, so I'll tell you here - be back for more in Figure of the Day later on Monday!

Feel free to send in your questions for next time. Read on!

Star Wars Command Millennium Falcon Set - Hoth and Beyond

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Star Wars Command line is, at its core, green army men for Star Wars. This means we get many things that are not green, of an army, or men. The 9-packs of figures at $5-$7 each are pure joy - cheap, good, high-quality figures that are basically 40 years past their prime... but for those who appreciate toys for the sake of toys, they're unfiltered joy.

Bigger sets like Star Wars Rebels Command Millennium Falcon bring more to the table - this one has 33 "pieces", so says the box. What you really get are 6 clear vehicle stands, 6 small vehicles, 2 "sleds" to motorize the vehicles, a pull-back fully-painted Millennium Falcon, and about two dozen monocolor "army men" figures, most of which are from The Empire Strikes Back.

Read on for more! Or don't. Spend your morning working instead, when you could just be looking busy and having a good time. See if I care.

BBTS: Transformers, Hot Toys, DC, Metal Gear Rising, Iron Man, SH Figuarts & More!

By Mike — Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Here are the latest prere-orders and new arrivals from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com. Pre-order the new Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy Sixth Scale Figures, Star Wars Metal Earth Model Kits, and SDCC Jek Porkins Minibust. Check out the full listing after the jump!

Star Wars Command 9-Figure Sets - Yep, They're Good

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 11, 2014

Let's talk about Star Wars Command. Bad news folks - they're really nice, and you will want some of them. The concept of "green army men" has been a part of toy culture for years - variations on the theme have been in toy shops since 1938. In subsequent years we've seen variations on the theme, like the dinosaurs, aliens, and fantasy heroes put out by Tim Mee toys (reissues of which are on Amazon now) and other creatures sold by the bucket at Toys R Us.

Hasbro even tried a similar product for Star Wars a few years ago with Star Wars Unleashed Battle Packs from 2006 to about 2010 and Fighter Pods from 2012-2013. They were painted and averaged about $2.00-$2.50 per figure. Hasbro's latest offering (in stores and online now) is Star Wars Command, a line of figures measuring a hair over 2-inches tall and about 50 cents or less each. The unpainted figures are quite charming - but should you go get some?

Read on for more! Or don't.

Ad: Black Series Wave 5, ReAction In Stock at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ad: They're here! Lots of goodies including Star Wars Black Series 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Wave 5 are in stock at Entertainment Earth!  ReAction Back to the Future  action figures from Funko are here too, plus other awesome arrivals.

Don't forget, spend $79 on in-stock figures - like the Wave 5 case - and orders in the US will ship for free! See more goodies after the break.

Q&A: Exclusives For You, Star Wars Big Vehicles, and Return of the Toys

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 10, 2014

Welcome to Q&A! We've got quite the mailbag to go through, so let's talk new exclusives - are we buying variations, or a box? Also, the big giant X-Wing - does it do anything other than look cool? All this and more await you in another installment of this impossibly long-running column!

As always, send in your questions for next time. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,093: General Grievous (Mission Series 2014)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 8, 2014

So, ready for a new General Grievous?  I was! This one is tall, and that's great.  He stays standing unassisted longer than his predecessor, but the Mission Series figure will still topple over in a matter of hours.   As such, he'll need a doll stand - but he fits in the Grievous' Starfighter vehicle, and looks pretty fantastic.  Should you get one?  Read on!

Gentle Giant: Pre-order 10 Year Commemorative Holiday Bust

By Mike — Friday, August 8, 2014

Back in 2004, Gentle Giant produced a very limited 200 piece edition promotional Holiday Sandtrooper with gold and chrome accents. 10 years later, a special 10 year Commemorative Stormtrooper bust is being offered to Premier Guild Members. 

BBTS: Guardians of the Galaxy, DC Multiverse, Transformers, Star Wars, Kotobukiya, Thor & More!

By Mike — Friday, August 8, 2014

Here are the latest new arrivals and pre-orders from our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com. Pre-order the new Sixth Scale Phase 2 Armor Arc Trooper Echo and Fives from Sideshow. Also in stock is the original Phase I Echo and Fives 2 Pack from Sideshow for only $199. Shop the full listing after the jump!

Hot Wheels Darth Vader Life Size Car Advertisement

By Mike — Thursday, August 7, 2014

After making its star debut at SDCC, the Hot Wheels Life Sized Darth Vader Car is now featured in a commercial sporting all its dark side prowess. Check it out after the jump and view our Hot Wheels SDCC Image Bank here.