New Saga Legends Images: Snowtrooper, Darth Maul

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Andrew's Toys has posted images for Saga Legends Darth Maul and Snowtrooper figures on Facebook.  These will join previously announced Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker and another Clone Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi figure, previously announced by Hasbro.  No date is known for these two, but since we have packaged shots I'd bank on "soon."  Click here to see them.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,078: Vizam (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It's new! There was a previous version a few years back, but Vizam the Nikto brings us another update from the 6-joint era!  It's nice, it has a helmet, and it has another cool clamp-on cannon for the Sail Barge Hasbro will never make.  Aren't you lucky?  Read on

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,077: Darth Plagueis (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sith happens! Aside from a brief mention in Revenge of the Sith, the design, character, and general sense of Darth Plagueis can be described as being very very dark in his costuming and quite well constructed.  Is he important?  Well, that's up to you.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,076: Mace Windu (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 13, 2014

A re-retool, the new The Black Series Mace Windu takes the 30th Anniversary/Vintage Collection figure body, give him new arms and a new head, and presto - improved figure!  The wrist movement is about perfect, and I dig the new elements a lot.  Read on!

Q&A: Vehicles, Prototypes, Black Series, Leaks, and Star Wars Still Loves You

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 12, 2014

So, you want to know more about 6-inch figures! Good for you - let's do that. Also let's talk vehicles, prequel prototypes as a way to predict Episode VII leaks, and much more in this week's Q&A! I've got a few in my mailbag for next week, but don't let that stop you from sending in your questions, too!

Disney to Upgrade, Downgrade Star Wars Expanded Universe

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 12, 2014

For those who follow such things, the great Leland Chee has given us insight regarding Lucasfilm's Expanded Universe archive's levels of official-ness over the years.  But now The Hollywood Reporter is telling us that Disney is going to change it up a bit, making one official level of canon and another that, for all intents and purposes, you can ignore.  Or enjoy.  It's up to you.  Click here to read it.  It doesn't tell us everything.

Clone Wars Season 6 Final Arc Getting Comic Adaptation

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 8, 2014

That's Maul, Folks!  According to Newsarama, the arc focusing on Darth Maul's final showdown with Darth Sidious may be seeing release on paper before the animation - assuming it gets/got finished - shows up.  Numerous unaired episodes of The Clone Wars are supposedly awaiting some sort of release, but while we wait Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir will give us another look at Mother Talzin, Maul, and whatever the heck is next on deck for that insanely fun storyline that started in seasons 4 and 5.

Dark Horse Comments a Bit on Star Wars Transition

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Comics Alliance posted Dark Horse Answers A Few Burning Questions About ‘Star Wars’ Moving To Marvel.   In it, you'll find a new definition of pain and suffering find out just how stories will be transferred along with the license and what - if anything - might wrap up in the coming year.  Do check it out!

Q&A: Let's Start 2014 with 2013 Figures, Black Series, and New Stormtrooper Sculpts

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 5, 2014

Welcome to 2014, Q&A fans! Let's talk about some of 2013's hardest-to-get action figures. And Stormtrooper sculpts. And The Black Series some more. Because why not? It'll be fun. Did you miss me, because I missed you! (Also, FOTD is on hiatus this week - we'll be back next week, though.) Let's get started - read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,075: Chewbacca (Mission Series 2013)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 3, 2014

Let's finish up the latest wave of Mission Series with the new Chewbacca, which is a mixed bag.  This is a good toy with a couple of fixable problems, should Hasbro decide to correct the fur color or add a single dab of glue to the bowcaster.   Read on

3D Systems Acquires Gentle Giant Studios

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 3, 2014

In a slightly more surprising move, 3D Systems Acquires Gentle Giant Studios.   The press release doesn't really say how (or if) this will alter the proceedings of our favorite collectible statues and busts, but the company 3D Systems is apparently quite interested to enter that realm of the world. More as we have it - although probably not at Toy Fair as Gentle Giant hasn't exhibited there recently.

Star Wars Returns to Marvel in 2015

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, January 3, 2014

In a move surprising no one, StarWars.com confirms Marvel will publish Star Wars comics once more in 2015.  As many have speculated, this would keep the comic license within the Disney family four double-plus synergy.  Click here to read the rest.

Star Wars Blu-Ray Complete Saga $59.99 at Amazon

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 2, 2014

Amazon has the 9-disc, 6-movie Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) Blu-Ray set for $59.99, which is about the lowest that I've seen it.  The main reason for picking it up are the deleted scenes - but don't throw out your DVDs, because the DVD special features and deleted scenes differ from here and the DVDs you bought a few years ago.

I assume you've bought it by now.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,074: Han Solo (Mission Series 2013)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 2, 2014

NEW! And old.  Mission Series Han Solo is a pretty good toy, although you may not be crazy about him as a collectible.  Hasbro mercifully dropped the dangling separate holster, which allows this figure to actually sit in your Millennium Falcon without much of a problem.  Even though Chewie is kind of gnarly, get this set if you can.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,073: R2-D2 (Mission Series 2013)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! Let's look at the new R2-D2 that comes with C-3PO in the latest wave of Mission Series 2-packs that you can lie to yourself and say you're "skipping" when you probably haven't seen them for sale yet.  This astromech droid is based on the R4-P44 Saga Legends mold, with far fewer paint applications.  He's cute, but in all seriousness, he needs at least one or two more painted panels.  Read on