Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,156: R5-Series Astromech Droid Red and Black (not R5-K6)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 21, 2015

Today: R5-Series Astromech Droid Red and Black!  It's like R5-K6, which is really expensive on eBay from the Scramble on Yavin set, but this is.... less expensive.  If you're at a Disney Park, at least.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,155: R2-Series Astromech Droid Silver and Blue MK II (not R2-D2)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Today in Figure of the Day: R2-Series Astromech Droid Silver and Blue MK II!  It's a lot like the last R2-D2, but not - other than the dome, each piece has slightly different tooling and a lot of deco tweaks.   It's for completists only, but at this point that's a lot of us.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,154: R2-Series Astromech Droid Black and Gold (not Goldie R3-S6)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Today we look at the Disney R2-Series Astromech Droid Black and Gold (not Goldie R3-S6), which is pretty close to the Separatist droid from the TV show.   It's black, it's gold, and it even has some silver in spots.   It's arguably worth the trip to get this one, or if you're me, it's worth pestering friends to help you out until it shows up in the mail.   Read on!

Q&A: Articulation, Astromechs, and Star Wars at Four inches in 2015

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 17, 2015

This week in Q&A: We look at the future of 3 3/4-inch action figures, in that it might not have one. And figure articulation, again, because why not? And more astromech droids because by volume, that's where the big action is this year.

 

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

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By Adam Pawlus — Friday, May 15, 2015

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,153: R4-Series Astromech Droid Blue (MK II)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, May 15, 2015

One of at least a few droids to be redone in the Droid Factory, this R4-Series Astromech Droid Blue (MK II)  is actually fairly different - it's not just a slightly different shade of blue, but the paint masks on the dome are different, too.   Even though at first glance it looks the same, it's not - you can see some pretty striking differences when you click here to read on.

Lost Wave Found - Legacy Collection at Go! Calendars

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 14, 2015

A store chain I've never heard of has Star Wars toys that shouldn't exist, at prices you probably won't want to pay - $19.99 gets you one carded Legacy Collection figure from the doomed 2012 line.  Carded samples were known to exist in the hands of a few (OK, 1) private collector so this is something of a shock.  Click here for more at Yakface.com, click here for Rebelscum's report.

At press time I am unsure if any are different (or how different) from the figures that eventually came out in Amazon's boxed set or the first wave of Black Series releases, but you can all take solace in the fact that there are no truly exclusive characters to be had here.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,152: R3-Series Astromech Droid Silver

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 14, 2015

The R3-Series Astromech Droid Silver  is pretty good - I daresay this is the dome to end all domes.  It works with every body configuration I've tried so far, it just matches nicely.  As such, you should get a few - I just have the one, so go get me some more while you're at it.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,151: R9-Series Astromech Droid Silver

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, May 13, 2015

You don't know that you want the R9-Series Astromech Droid Silver, but you do.  The colors work really well here, and the previous brightly colored versions - while nice - aren't quite as cool as this release.  You can get it at Disneyland now, but if you aren't going there to build it you can read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,150: R7-Series Astromech Droid Gold

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Another day, another droid!  Our pal Shannon helped me out so now we're going to look at more robots starting with the R7-Series Astromech Droid Gold.  It's a new Disney droid - notable in that the "Hasbro" name has been scraped off the figure's legs now - and you can get it on your next trip to Anaheim.  More are coming later this year, we hear, but how is this one?  Read on!

Q&A: Changes, Star Wars Gets Small, and Toys-To-Life

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 10, 2015

This week in Q&A: Let's talk things changing because they will change, and that's going to happen. And how does the Avengers product line foreshadow what we can expect for Star Wars next year? Oh, and while we're at it let's talk toys-to-life some more, because it sounds like a prison sentence even though what we're really discussing are Skylanders.

 

And don't forget to send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Ad: New Hikari Star Wars Prism Boba Fett from Funko

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, May 8, 2015

Ad: Order yours now! Only 750 of the Star Wars Prism Boba Fett Premium Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure will be made, and here's your chance to order one.  Click here and pre-order today, he's due in August and can be yours!

Q&A: Metal Star Wars Ships, Missing Figures, Disney Diversions, and Yo Joe!

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 3, 2015

This week in Q&A: Let's talk unreleased figures - there are a bunch of them, but if they aren't released, then what are they? Also Disney hunting. What should you go for? Also Titanium vs. Hot Wheels, the greatest showdown since Eisenhower vs. Hippies. Also there's a link to a great talk with Derryl DePriest regarding big G.I. Joe toys and that line's future - which may be a good read for a possible look at our own future. I gotta go pack my bags for an unrelated thing now.

 

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

You Won't Believe Who Just Quit Star Wars

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 3, 2015

Someone you don't know exited a movie you don't know anything about.  According to a report on StarWars.com, director Josh Trank is no longer associated with the upcoming Star Wars side-movie.   Josh Trank is also associated with this year's Fantastic Four movie.  Coincidence?

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