Q&A: Comic-Con Is Over, Long Live More Star Wars!

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 12, 2015

This week in Q&A: Let's talk Comic-Con and the reveals of sorts. Also new movie ennui and the odd secrecy of al of that. We also look at what may be a bogus question, but hey, why not explain the better Darth Vader figures just in case? We can do that. And we will.

 

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

SDCC 2015: Hasbro Booth Adds Season 2 Rex and Inquisitor

By Mike — Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hasbro adds Season 2 Rex and the second Inquisitor to their booth. These figures are slated for release in Spring 2016 along with Mission Series Ahsoka Tano and Darth Vader. Rex features a nice removable helmet that perfectly on his bald and bearded noggin. Here's hoping a Season 2 Wolf is not far behind, although this figure will be probably require swappable heads.

 

Funko Announces Star Wars Collector Corps

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 12, 2015

A few months ago, Funko announced a crate of various forms of loot - specific to a license - with its Marvel Collector Corps program.

At Funko Fundays late Friday night, Funko's Brian Mariotti announced two expansions to this program.  Can you guess what at least one of them is?   Well, if you're reading this site, you should probably have figured it out.

SDCC 2015: Hasbro Official Images

By Mike — Sunday, July 12, 2015

Some official photos of 2016 product revealed on Thursday have been added to our SDCC Image Bank that include The Black Series, Saga Legends, and Titanium vehicles. Captain Rex appears to have suffered from lack of eating healthy gluten free meals at the Clone Cafeteria. 

SDCC15: Hasbro 2016 Reveals and Episode 7 Teaser Diorama

By Mike — Saturday, July 11, 2015

If there's one thing you can bet on for Hasbro Star Wars in 2016, it's that you're gonna need a heck of a lot more room. We have uploaded photos featuring Hasbro's The Black Series 2016 reveals yesterday that include a couple of new Star Wars Rebels additions to the 6 inch assortment and a vehicle that can also serve as a coffee table or T.V. stand it's so freakin huge.

Hasbro Star Wars Panel - Adam's Impressions As They Happened

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 10, 2015

Editor's note: Adam wrote this up as he sat in the panel.  As such, it makes about as sense as you might expect for first-impressions as they happen.

Argle bargle panel! It's dark, it's noon, and I'm sitting near the back of a partially filled conference room. Jeff Labovitz is starting the talk with a bunch of other people whose names are too far away for me to see with all the heads in the way.

SDCC15: Hasbro SDCC Press Breakfast and Booth

By Mike — Friday, July 10, 2015

Hasbro plans on the big reveals after their SDCC panel today at 12 PT. While the bulk of Episode 7 product won't be officially released until Force Friday in September, we've been told there will be some exciting reveals today. Be sure to check back for our report.

SDCC15: Gentle Giant, Kotobukiya, Views from the Floor

By Mike — Friday, July 10, 2015

We have uploaded SDCC15 photos from the Gentle Giant and Kotobukiya booths as well as plenty of Views from the Convention Floor. Be sure to peruse all the visual goodness that include an awesome Kenner Jumbo

2018 - Star Wars Han Solo Movie

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 7, 2015

In what feels like an increasingly implausible thing to say, another Star Wars movie was announced today!  This one has no final title yet, but will be released May 25, 2018.  According to StarWars.com the new film will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller - scribes of The LEGO Movie and the spectacular Fox TV series, The Last Man on Earth.   The writing will be done by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan.  And the focus of this new Star Wars anthology film?  A young Han Solo.

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Q&A: Best Figures, Star Wars and Smoke, and New Sneak Preview Toys

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 5, 2015

This week in Q&A: let's smoke - or rather, let's not. And Sneak Preview Figures - we had them for all of the prequels, so now what do we have left? And the best figure you never bought in your life. I won't say it's the best figure in the line, but there is one you may wish to consider playing with before you die. Also more musings on the Original Trilogy era fans being aged out, as if the Fan's Choice nominees weren't enough.

 

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,163: R2-Series Astromech Droid Grey and Green (not R7-A7)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, July 3, 2015

Thanks once more to my pal Shannon, we've got a R2-Series Astromech Droid Grey and Green (not R7-A7) - plus a bunch more as part of the second wave of figures.  With this one there's a fine line between "proper configuration" and "I need one of each part," so you're seeing the "I need one of each part" configuration.  How does Ahsoka's droid translate to realism via theme park?  Read on!

Vote! StarWars.com Fan's Choice Black Series 6-Inch Ballot Live

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 2, 2015

It's time!  The article has it all: Poll: Vote for the Next Star Wars: The Black Series 6-inch Figure.

At press time Darth Revan is winning with more than twice as many votes as Sabine at #2.   Also, registration is not required to vote - so just go click on someone if you want Revan, or someone else. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,162: Stormtrooper (First Order - The Black Series 2015 SDCC)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 2, 2015

Guess what - next week your sneak preview figure goes up for sale in San Diego!  It's today's Figure of the Day.  Read about Stormtrooper (First Order) right now, or don't.  It comes in a neat slipcase with a booklet hidden in the back.  I've got many pictures for you if you read on!

Toys R Us Jabba the Hutt - Star Wars Gangster Gets New Hasbro Mold

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My pal who I will call Juan Nonymous sent along sample shots of the Jabba's Rancor Pit gift set Jabba the Hutt in comparison with the 2010 model from Walmart.  This new-for-2015 version is a 100% new mold with new deco, meaning it is... say it with me...

"Just different enough to make you mad."   Well, not Jabba, Jabba's new and interesting.  The rest of the set is as interesting as your collection isn't - it's great stuff if you don't got it yet.  This set will be sold at the Entertainment Earth Booth at Comic-Con next week, on Toys R Us.com, and probably retail stores too.  Want to see more images?  Check after the jump.

Results - New Star Wars Fan's Choice Poll - 6-Inch Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 29, 2015

The results are in!  Hasbro asked for our top 6 choices for the Fan's Choice Black Series Star Wars Poll, and here we have them for you - interestingly, the winner is someone you've seen as a controversial Fan's Choice winner (or runner-up) in the past.   Even more interestingly, we had a four-way tie for third.   Who are those tie fighters?   Find out, after the break.