Q&A: Retro Star Wars Droids and Flopping Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 26, 2023

This week in Q&A - What happens if you can't stands your 6-inch figures no more? Well, don't buy a disc stand. And repro droids are great, but where are Kenner Retro droids? Sadly, not in production.

Be sure you send in your questions. The mailbag is out of questions, so if you got some, send some in. Read on!

Ad: Amazon Retro Collection 4-LOM and Zuckuss About to Ship

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 26, 2023

Ad/news: Amazon's exclusive STAR WARS Retro Collection 4-LOM & Zuckuss, 2-Pack, The Empire Strikes Back 3.75-Inch Collectible Action Figures, Ages 4 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) (F6983) is set to be released April 1, which means you'll probably have it in a week or so. If you haven't ordered it yet, now is a good time. The other Bounty Hunter 2-packs have also been cut by a couple of dollars. As these are Amazon affiliate links, we may get a comission as a percentage of the sale prices of any items you may purchase.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,014: The Emperor (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 23, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: The Emperor (The Retro Collection). It's very similar to the originals, which, oddly, are pretty cheap on eBay. The 2023 reissue has smoothed out the textures on the robes and the wrinkles on the hands and face are less wrinkly. If you have an open original you probably don't need the reissue, which looks incredibly similar to the genuine article unless you squint. Read on!

Adam's Star Wars Newsletter #13 - Spring Catch-Up and New News

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Adam's Star Wars NewsletterGalactic Hunter has posted a Adam's Star Wars Newsletter #13! Retro Indiana Jones toys are hitting shelves early. Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibsom turned in a new Star Wars movie script. Young Jedi Adventures is coming in May and we have new episodes of The Bad Batch and The Mandalorian streaming right now. New Kenner retro reveals, Vintage Collection releases, The Black Series, and some more fun. If you like Svengoolie, you should skim this one. Read it here!

Ad: New Hasbro Star Wars The Book of Boba Fett Toys at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Ad: Get new Hasbro Star Wars Luke Skywalker, Grogu, and Cad Bane Action Figures at Entertainment Earth! Pre-orders are up for these figures are up now, and how can you not love the Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker & Grogu 6-Inch Action Figures? Orders of $59+ ship for free with the code FREESHIP59!

 

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But wait, there's more! Super7 also debuted some new Power Rangers today.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,013: Doctor Aphra (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Doctor Aphra (The Black Series). If you missed the last Aphra figure, this one adds a scarf and a coat plus new arms to make a new costume for the Marvel comic character. Read on!

Q&A: Getting More Retro Star Wars and Changing Priorities in Toyland

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 19, 2023

This week in Q&A - The Terror of 2012! Things change. And Gaming the system - I don't expect a lot of excitement here.

Be sure you send in your questions. The mailbag is out of questions, so if you got some, send some in. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,012: Imperial Stormtrooper (Nevarro Cantina, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 16, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Imperial Stormtrooper (Nevarro Cantina, The Vintage Collection). It's a decent figure, but light on paint. The head is good, the articulation is fine - not great, but fine - so she isn't exactly impressive at the new suggested retail pricing. Read on!

Ad: Entertainment Earth Has New Star Wars Tuskens from Hasbro

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Ad: Get new Hasbro Star Wars The Book of Boba Fett Vintage and Black Series Tusken Raiders at Entertainment Earth! Pre-orders are up for these desert warriors, and the small one is due this year and the big one is next year. Orders of $59+ ship for free with the code FREESHIP59!

 

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And if you like Batman, there are some 4-inch scale figures from The Flash movie coming soon. If it's still 1989 in your Batcave, this might interest you.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,011: Mara Jade (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Mara Jade (The Black Series). It's a good figure despite being parts from Aphra/Jaina with a new head and new paint - it's just not as "accurate" as it could be. Then again, for a comic/novel character, there's more than a little wiggle-room and at a glance, she's kind of fantastic. Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Loves the 90s and Galactic Heroes

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 12, 2023

This week in Q&A - Were kids buying the toys in the 1990s? Yes! And Are Galactic Heroes on the verge of a massive revival? The answer may (not) surprise you.

Be sure you send in your questions. The mailbag is out of questions, so if you got some, send some in. Read on!

Healey Made Reveals Another Assassin, In Stock Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, March 11, 2023

Death by FetteningVia the Glyos News Dump: Healey Made Bulloch Assassin and Raider Returns. The Raider (Assassin) was also restocked, and they match! They also match the Trooper (Bulloch) from a few months ago, so with any luck, this is the last of the Bulloch colorways for a while.

This is a 3 3/4-inch scale action figure sculpted by a former Kenner employee.  The head and limbs are removable via Glyos pegs, which I assume you know about, but you should go look them up if you don't.  The figure has an alternate helmeted head and a blaster, and actually fits in pretty well with your old Kenner guys and ReAction Figures.  The figures are $25 each and come packaged in a clear plastic bag.

And if that weren't enough, you can click here to see a bunch more Healey Made news and info at the Glyos News Dump.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 3,010: Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 9, 2023

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Lando Calrissian (Skiff Guard, The Retro Collection). It's not as good as the original - the level of detail is a lot lower, and the eyes on mine are a little weird - but in a shelf, wearing a helmet, near an old Jabba, he still looks cool. Why the details are so soft, I don't know - but some slight variations in color will make it even more clear that this isn't the figure you've owned since 1983. Read on!

The Mandalorian Themed Outwatcher Drops Thursday at 9:00 PM EST

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 8, 2023

OutwatcherI also posted this on that Glyos blog I keep: Cappy Space Won't Quit, Outwatcher on Thursday. This is a figure that's just short of 3-inches tall and comes with a removable helmet and alternate heads. If it looks familiar, the molding was previously sold in other colors at the 481 Universe / Ni Stuff shop. Which I'll forgive you for not knowing, it's an indie line you probably missed.

Cappy Space takes some of those old molds and gives them new life. You can see previews of other figures on his Instagram. Highlights for the Thursday launch include the Winnie the Pooh-inspired Hunny Crayboth, a cool Headliner Goliath, and a swell 3 3/4-inch scale figure you should see - the Guardian Diver. These came from Onell Design, Mystical Warrior of the Rings, and Knights of the Slice molds, respectively.

Healey Made Has a New Assassin Dropping Saturday

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Guardian DiverVia the Glyos News Dump: New Healey Made Assassin March 11 at 2:00 PM EST. Details are unknown, but the previous Assassins were all pretty good and some were painted to look like Bossk and Pythona, if those names mean much to you.

I've reviewed a few of these before at 16bit.com. Click here to see the R-Complex Assassin, which is a green-skinned alien. Trando Assassin comes in Bossk colors. And of course the Assassin (GID) glows in the dark.