Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,330: Imperial AT-ACT Driver (Rogue One Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 9, 2017

Much has been said about his vehicle, but not much of the Imperial AT-ACT Driver himself.  My sample can't actually sit in the vehicle - so I'm not crazy about it.  It's a decent looking figure with swell paint and a great design, but it's never a good sign when a vehicle's pilot can't pilot the vehicle.  Want to see more? Read on!

Q&A: Rogue Vehicles, Star Wars Specials, and Star Wars Variations

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 8, 2017

This week in Q&A - Let's talk Exclusivity. Rights are maybe not the best word to use. Cantina alien variations - are you missing something significant, or is this just a weird memory? and TIE Striker nomenclature - I could use some help on this one.

 

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

 

Patreon: Help Fund Our Hosting

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 8, 2017


Become a Patron!

Hi everybody! As you may or may not know, I've been writing about Star Wars toys online for about 21 1/2 years. For the past 15 years, it's been here at Galactic Hunter, and also at 16bit.com. What you might not know is that just this last week, the keys to the server were handed over to me. Also, the bills to the server.

If you've been enjoying this site and all the toy news from the past 21 years, I'd love it if you could chip in via Patreon and help us out. We're hoping to get about $30 per month - this will keep Q&A and Figure of the Day flowing, and keep the archives online for as long as humanly possible.

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Ad: Star Wars Iron Age First Order Hikari Snowtrooper

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 6, 2017

Star Wars Iron Age First Order Snowtrooper Hikari Figure Ad: It's the Star Wars Iron Age First Order Snowtrooper Hikari Figure! Only 250 of this rusty relic are going to be produced, so it's sure to go pretty fast - if you want one, it's due on March from Funko. Pre-orders are now open at Entertainment Earth. Click through for pricing and availability.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,329: Captain Cassian Andor (The Black Series 3 3/4-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 5, 2017

This smaller Captain Cassian Andor is exclusive to Walmart, and includes a swell three-piece weapon that serves as a pistol or a rifle.  It also has a head sculpt that looks great with stubble that could maybe look great if you painted it better.  I like this one a bunch.  Read on!

Lost Ewok Cartoon Kenner Figures Found after Three Decades

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 4, 2017

As a kid, one of the things that always confused me was the make-up of the Ewoks cartoon TV series action figure line.  Why would there be only 6 figures, only 2 of which were regulars and heroes?  A line with 4 Dulok villains seemed odd, and when I saw the second series prototypes a few years later I was even more confused - where's Teebo?  Where's Kneesaa?   How could Chituhr be more popular?

Well, the Star Wars Collectors Archive may have found part of the answer.  In an article Unknown Ewoks: Unearthed Figures from the Animated Series, we see four unproduced Ewoks from that era.  These characters were largely more important to the series and the brief marketing juggernaut of Ewok licensed products in that era.   Perhaps Star Wars could have had a presence for a few more years were these made instead - I remember seeing pegs upon pegs of unsold Duloks (and the occasional Logray) at Kay-Bee toy stores for $1 each for quite some time, and while I did buy Logray on sight I never saw Wicket.  (Or, as Droids went, R2-D2 and C-3PO.)

More Kmart, Sears Closures for 2017

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Business Insider has another round of Kmart and Sears closures - 150 stops are now slated to be closed.  Click here to see if yours is on the list.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,328: Scarif Stormtrooper (The Black Series 3 3/4-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Walmart's exclusive 3 3/4-inch Scarif Stormtrooper is pretty good.  I've seen quite a few around in the last couple of days, and that means - I assume - there's an ample supply.  It has thigh swivels, a cool blaster, and some excellent battle damage - did you get yours yet, and should you buy a bunch?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,327: Sergeant Jyn Erso (The Black Series 3 3/4-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 4, 2017

This Sergeant Jyn Erso is pretty cool - Walmart's 3 3/4-inch super-articulated figure actually has a slightly different costume than the non-exclusive version.  There's a missing jacket under her vest - this is one of the many costume changes in Rogue One.   If you're on the fence about this figure, don't be - she's got a lot of articulation, a sniper rifle, and a unique costume - read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,326: Jyn Erso (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 2, 2017

Currently exclusive to Kmart, Jyn Erso has not only an exclusive base, but an exclusive figure with unique accessories.  You won't find this costume anywhere else at this scale just yet, and there's no companion figure just yet.  Is it worth tracking down one of the twelve remaining Kmarts to find this figure?  Read on!

Rumor Time: 4K Star Wars for Theatrical Rerelease?

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 1, 2017

If it's true, 2017 is looking up already!  As a possibly 40th Anniversary present, check out this article: "4K Theatrical Restoration of the True Original “Star Wars” possible for 2017."  A choice quote:

"According to recent comments made by Rogue One director Gareth Edwards, a 4K restoration of Star Wars Episode IV “A New Hope” does indeed exist and now the only real question is whether or not the cleaned up and sharpened version of the movie will be hitting the big screen once again."

Q&A: Bongo Fury, Star Wars Merchandising, and Rogue One Threevisited

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 1, 2017

This week in Q&A - The Gungan Bongo Sub! Who wants to be disappointed? Star Wars Merchandising! Is Disney losing money by not doing more? Maybe, but there's a bigger picture here. And Rogue One - what else might be fun?

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

Ad: Rogue One Wave 3 Star Wars Action Figures IN STOCK at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, December 31, 2016

Star Wars Rogue One 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Wave 3 Set Ad: You probably haven't seen them in the wild, so get Bodhi Rook, Grand Admiral Thrawn, the Scarif Stormtrooper, a Death Trooper, Jyn Erso in Disguise, and Princess Leia in Star Wars Rogue One 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Wave 3 Set at Entertainment Earth! They're in stock now and the set qualifies for free shipping.

Final List of Kmart, Sears Closures for 2016

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 30, 2016

Former retail giants Kmart and Sears have been finding their customer base becoming more selective, as some major cities have closed a store or three per year until all that is left is one or two stores to serve a couple million people.   This week, Business Insider posts Sears and Kmart are closing more stores - see if your store is on the list. (Mine wasn't.)   With only a handful of stores remaining, exclusives are tougher to come by and it's less frequently a stop on a typical toy tun for many of us. 

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Ad: Save Up to 95% at Entertainment Earth's Year-End Clearance Sale

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 29, 2016

 

Ad: It's that time! The Entertainment Earth Year-End Clearance Sale is on now, with items up to 95% off. You can get items as little as $1! Star Wars, Hasbro, Batman, KISS, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek, and much ore are up for grabs. Over 1,000 items, in fact - hurry, and get free shipping in the USA on select items!

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