Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,179: R2-Series Astromech Droid Grey and White

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 20, 2015

The R2-Series Astromech Droid Grey and White  from Disney's droid part bins look a lot like R2-Q2, an exclusive from 2006.  Since there may be more than one of it in the movie, is it different enough to be interesting - or the same enough to be the same?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,178: Clone Commander Doom (The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hey kids, it's Clone Commander Doom!  Based on the 6th season episodes, this movie-style version of a Clone Wars figure is nice.  Not perfect, but nice.   Did you get yours yet?  Maybe you should track one down - read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,177: Princess Leia Organa (Boushh, The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 18, 2015

With or without her helmet, the new 3 3/4-inch Princess Leia Organa (Boushh) seems to share a digital sculpt with the 6-inch version.  You'll see differences - this one has a dedicated detonator in her hand, and less face paint - but it's still pretty good.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Hasbro License, Force Friday, and The Future of Original Obscurity

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 16, 2015

This week in Q&A: Let's talk about The Hasbro License! Do you know how long Hasbro has the Star Wars license? I do! Also Mosep - will we see his ilk again? ...maybe. And Force Friday because we're all cranky and waiting in line for the purposes of corporate publicity sucks.

 

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,176: R4-Series Astromech Droid White with Red and Silver

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 14, 2015

It's not R4-E1, or really all that close.   The R4-Series Astromech Droid White with Red and Silver reminds me of that droid, but all the patterns are different - check out the unique feet, torso, and the dome markings similar to the blue R4Read on!

Meet the New Bossk - Star Wars Planet X Hikari Vinyl Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 14, 2015

The  Star Wars Planet X Bossk Premium Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure is up for pre-order at your favorite toy sites right now, like this one.   You can see it's similar in feel as the Planet X Groot, and looks pretty nifty.   If you missed Metallic Bossk - the one that looks like it came from the movie - this might be a good second choice!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,175: R2-Series Astromech Droid Black and Silver (not R2-Q5)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 13, 2015

The R2-Series Astromech Droid Black and Silver looks a lot like R2-Q5, but it's actually a buildable Disney droid at a theme park (not) near you!  The colors are as vibrant as the black plastic is not glossy.  Read on!

Ad: Exclusive Star Wars Jabba's Palace Nesting Dolls

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ad: Nesting dolls! They're not just for Eastern Europe anymore.   The  Star Wars Jabba's Palace Nesting Dolls - Entertainment Earth Exclusive set is up for grabs right now.   $16.99 gets you Jabba the Hutt with Salacious Crumb, a Gamorrean Guard, Max Rebo, Droopy McCool, and Sy SnootlesClick here to get yours!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,174: Commander Thorn (The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It's new.  It's different.  But it's not exactly a premium figure.  Hasbro's 2015 Commander Thorn brings you a mishmash of parts that could be used to make Cody or Rex (or Doom!) and gives them a rich red paint job that, as long as you don't compare it to the animation model, is the best thing ever.  Once you start to hold them up side by side, it looks a little less great.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,173: Jon "Dutch" Vander (The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New for 2015 - today's Figure of the Day!   Jon "Dutch" Vander was done over 10 years ago, but now he's back with a slightly different helmet deco and a couple of more joints on a different body.   Read on!

Q&A: Force Friday, Star Wars Packaging of the Future, and Why Are We Here?

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 9, 2015

This week in Q&A: Why? Why are we still writing and reading about this stuff? Force Friday! No, we can't share any useful information. Also, packaging colors. Do you know what'd be awesome? I sure do! Find out what, in this week's column.

 

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,172: R7-Series Astromech Droid White and Blue

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, August 7, 2015

A new deco design, the R7-Series Astromech Droid White and Blue  is actually really striking.  Some of the elements on his person do tend to evoke certain other elements in nature and consumer products, or perhaps he's just happy to see you.  (Droids are a chipper lot.)  Want to see more?   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,171: R2-Series Astromech Droid Silver and Purple (not R4-M6)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, August 6, 2015

Let's look at the Disney park exclusive R2-Series Astromech Droid Silver and Purple (not R4-M6).    It really is close to R4-M6, though, just made of build-a-droid parts with slightly less paint.   Should you get this new-for-2015 figure?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,170: Clone Commander Wolffe (The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Let's look at the new, cartoon-inspired, desert gear version of Clone Commander Wolffe.  The good news - it's well-designed, with a great cloth "skirt" that is the best we've ever seen.  The bad news - he is indeed a little short for a Clone Trooper.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,169: Jawas (The Black Seres)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Since the line reboot, Jawas as a two-pack have been an important part of the line.  Start an army in every pack, or collect them all and pack out the Sandcrawler you probably skipped in 2004.  Ah well - so how are these new, non-light-piped versions?  Read on!