Q&A: Star Wars Bossk Bits, Stormtrooper Stories, and TIE Terrors

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 2, 2015

This week in Q&A: Bossk! Why are there so many?  Also TIE Anxiety - do we need to buy the vehicle to be complete on figures?  Also Stormtrooper scares.  Don't be too scared, but do be vigilant.

 

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

20 Years of POTF2, ASWN, and Adam Pawlus Writing About Plastic Men Online

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 31, 2015

Generally speaking I try not to post anything that's mostly self-congratulatory nonsense. I don't like to post notices about holidays or too many anniversaries, because it's not what I started writing about toys on the internet - but today seemed like a good day to try it anyway. You may not know this - or care - but I started writing about Star Wars on the internet as a free newsletter on August 1, 1995. Word on the street was the Power of the Force relaunch by Kenner was hitting Service Merchandise stores, that the AT-ST may have shipped despite not being one of the four vehicles announced at Toy Fair, and the most juicy (and weird) rumor of all was that Froot Loops cereal would have a mail-in Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise action figure. In July of that year, it seemed difficult to find any proof of what sounded preposterous. A new mail-in cereal figure? From Kellogg's, and not General Mills? And for free? Preposterous.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,168: Han Solo (The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 31, 2015

This new Han Solo from what may be one of the last waves (that we know of) for the 3 3/4-inch The Black Series is here!  He's cool - as in frozen - and loaded with articulation. Despite this he can't quite perfectly use his handcuffs, but the carbonite block is new and it's quite nice.  Read on!

One More Hikari - Funko's Hologram Darth Vader Vinyl Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 31, 2015

Continuing the trend, a clear blue sparkling Hologram Darth Vader also went up for sale today.   750 have been made, and it's due around August.  Sponsor Entertainment Earth has theirs up for sale, so click here to order one.

Ad: New Star Wars Hikari Utapau Clone Trooper Exclusive, In Stock

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 31, 2015

Ad: You read that right - this is a debut of a new exclusive, and it's already in stock!  The Star Wars Clone Trooper Utapau Premium Hikari Figure - Entertainment Earth Exclusive is in stock and qualifies for free shipping in the USA.  It's $79.99, 600 were made, and it just went on sale.  If you want one, click through and order now!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,167: Stormtrooper (The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 30, 2015

We looked at a Black Series Stormtrooper, but not this Black Series Stormtrooper!  There was another one of those trademark running changes, you see.  This one?  New helmet.   It's still basically the same construction as the Sandtrooper you got with a Dewback a few years ago, and if you didn't, shame on you.    It's pretty good - it comes on the newer TIE Pilot blue cardback if you want one.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,166: Captain Rex (The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Check out Captain Rex!   This Black Series 3 3/4-inch "realistic" figure can be found now at a store near you, if you are lucky.

His helmet is a little small, but he has some pretty amazing paint applications.  Another "Phase 1" Captain Rex figure was shown a few years ago, but remains unreleased - so how is this one?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,165: Chewbacca (The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"Is that a new figure?" is probably one of the most common questions I'm asked here.  This Chewbacca just came out a few months ago and the answer is... sort of.  There's a new head with a great roaring expression and hair based on the original film, which makes this sort of a super-articulated version of the 1978 original.   I quite like it - and you might too.  Read on!

Q&A: Movie Rumors, Manufacturing Tumors, and Star Wars Exclusive Bummers

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 26, 2015

This week in Q&A: Wild, untethered speculation about new Star Wars movies where we don't know anything yet. 3D Printing - will this be a viable alternative to mass-producing toys in China and the dreaded minimum order quantities? Also, unseen exclusives - will we see them before the line rebrands itself in about six weeks?

 

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

Ad: Metallic White Star Wars Clone Trooper Hikari Vinyl Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 26, 2015

If you haven't seen it, you can see it here!  The Star Wars Clone Trooper Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure is up for grabs now, and is limited to 1,500 pieces.  Click here to order yours at Entertainment Earth.   A few other versions of this item exist, including a 501st edition and an exquisite (and sold out) dirty penny edition.  This figure is due in August for $79.99, and orders ship free in the USA.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,164: Mosep Bineed (The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 24, 2015

We're back! For now.  Let's look at Mosep Bineed, the first all-new Cantina alien in several years and one of precious few non-Clone new characters to hit the line in a while.  And lucky for you, he's still pretty cheap online so get while the getting is good.  Read on!

You Almost Had More Captain Eo in Star Wars

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 23, 2015

While we don't normally post movie-related dirt here, this blurb has been going around and was just too good to not share.   Michael Jackson has had his eye on a lot of things, one of which was apparently the role of Jar Jar Binks.   (So says Ahmed Best.)  This video on Vice has a bit about it, and apparently - assuming this is not an elaborate joke - the singer wanted to do it as practical effects.   It certainly sounds like it's trying to troll fans, but there were so many bizarre stories, true or otherwise, out of the prequels that it's certainly worth contemplating the possibility.

Tags:

Q&A: New Star Wars Vehicle Woes, Collector Figures, and Big Big Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 19, 2015

This week in Q&A: Let's talk Jumbo Vehicles and the expectations saddled with such a product. Also Jumbo Figures - costs are a problem. And collector figures - given the nothing we've actually seen for September and beyond, how is Hasbro destroying Star Wars forever?

 

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

SDCC 2015: Bandai Tamashii Nations Movie Realization Star Wars Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, July 13, 2015

Hidden away in the Bandai booth, Bandai Tamashii Nations Movie Realization brings the whole quasi-samuai look to Star Wars.  You've seen Darth Vader, you've probably seen the Stormtrooper, but did you see the Emperor's Royal Guard or the Sandtrooper?  It's a good thing for you that I was thinking about you, reader, because I snapped a few shots while I was making my journey from meeting to meeting to bathroom to snacks to meeting to more snacks.

SDCC 2015: LEGO, Sideshow, EFX, Lucasfilm Pavilion and More

By Mike — Sunday, July 12, 2015

More photos have been added to our SDCC 2015 Image Bank featuring Sideshow, eFX Collectibles, LEGO, Acme Archives, Jakks, Hot Wheels, the Lucasfilm Pavilion, and more photos from the Convention floor.