Q&A: Star Wars Vehicles, Mini Figures, and LEGO with Toys R Us on the Side

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 11, 2018

This week in Q&A - Vehicles and playsets! A slightly rosier outlook exists for metal mini figures - nobody ever went broke assuming people want something cheap. LEGO deals and the Fall of the House of Geoffrey are just some of the topics we tackle this week.

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

Toys R Us To Liquidate

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 8, 2018

This story is making the rounds everywhere.  Bloomberg's headline says it all: Toys ‘R’ Us Is Prepping to Liquidate Its U.S. Operations.

But what does this actually mean?  It's hard to say.  Will someone swoop in and buy Toys R Us assets like the brand name, the stores, or the inventory?   Will their other assets be sold off? What happens to their exclusives?  Is our collective childhood finally over?  Will those people be able to find jobs?

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Jon Favreau to Helm Live-Action Star Wars TV Show

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 8, 2018

The title says it all: Jon Favreau to Executive Produce and Write Live-Action Star Wars Series.  There is no date and no real details, other than this will be for Disney's new streaming platform at some point in the future.  For those keeping track, this means there's a movie series coming from the Game of Thrones showrunners, another one from Rian Johnson, this TV show, Episode IX, and probably another spin-off and a cartoon in there somewhere.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,461: DJ (Canto Bight, The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Check out DJ (Canto Bight, The Last Jedi Line Look)!  This is a pretty awesome likeness given the size, although it loses a little scruff in the shrinkening.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,460: Resistance Tech Rose (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, March 5, 2018

It took her a while to sell down, but Resistance Tech Rose seems to be moving out of a lot of stores now that the Blu-Ray home release is coming up.  The figure has 5 joints and is similar to the much more desirable (but harder to find) super articlated version.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Force Link, Jedi Projection Luke, and the Sandcrawler

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 4, 2018

This week in Q&A - Force Link! How does it work? It's magic... with a less-fantastic user interface. And Jedi Projection Luke - might Hasbro do it? And where is that Sandcrawler Disney promised? We don't know, but at least you haven't missed it.

Also let's ramble about two big things - the finale of Rebels this week, and the Sail Barge some more.

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

HasLab Sail Barge - Now Valid in Canada, Eh

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 2, 2018

Hasbro sent along a note today to let us know that the crowdfunded 3 3/4-inch Jabba the Hutt Sail Barge - which will come in a vintage-style box, no  less - is now open to Canada.

Currently the tally is at 2210 fans plus mine, and you could be up here too.   Historically Canada does about 10% of what the USA does, and given the high prices to ship an item with extreme dimensional weight a lot of each item's price is going to go to getting it to your door.  Of course, it can't make it to your door if you don't sign up here now.

Ad: Black Series Porgs, New Star Wars Pop!s, and Avengers at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 1, 2018

Ad: Catch up on Avengers and Star Wars at Entertainment Earth! Action figures, Pop! Vinyl, props, statues, and more are going up all the time - including these fine items!

 

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,459: First Order Stormtrooper Officer (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Kohl's exclusive First Order Stormtrooper Officer is one new figure in a 4-pack.  It has a new helmet and a Force Link chip, but it looks a lot like the figure from the last movie.  Is it worth spending $50 to get the one trooper?  Probably not.  But I got one anyway.  Read on!

Ad: Get New Star Wars and Robotech In Stock at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 26, 2018

Ad: Catch up on Robotech and Star Wars at Entertainment Earth! Action figures, adventure figures, and mini-figures are just some of the items hot off the truck today - including some things you won't find at a store near you!  The Forces of Destiny Kylo Ren with Rey are in stock.  So is the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Battle on Crait Action Figure Set - and Robotech M.U.S.C.L.E. mini-figures!

 

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,458: First Order Stormtrooper Executioner (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 26, 2018

A Toys R Us exclusive - which means it may be marked down at a closing store nearish you - the First Order Stormtrooper Executioner (The Last Jedi Line Look)  was packed in a Force Link 2-pack with a band.  This means that, as of today, you'd have to buy three total Force Link Bands to get all the figures.  (A fourth is coming.)   How does this five-jointed wonder stack up?  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Eras, Women, and Foot Pegs

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 25, 2018

This week in Q&A - All-in or specialize by movie era? It can pay to be picky. Women in toy lines - it's still not a lot better than it was, but you can probably blame the entertainment properties, too. And foot pegs - an easy one!

Also #finishthe92. And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Hasbro Reveals Vintage Collection Klaatu Skiff Guard

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Like a phoenix rising out of Arizona, Hasbro Pulse seems to have one once more.   The oft-dormant fan site had a bit of a push at the Hasbro Toy Fair press event, and now the Hasbro Pulse Instagram Feed announced a new The Vintage Collection Klaatu (Skiff Guard) action figure render.  

This is the first new version of this figure in this costume since the 1990s, updating one of the original Kenner action figures of old to the modern "super articulated" era in time for Hasbro's new Sail Barge - now with over 1,600 supporters.  And of course I have a lot more to say about this.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,457: Elite Praetorian Guard (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Elite Praetorian Guard was sold as a Force Link exclusive starter set at Toys R Us... and either sold or was disappeared.   I remember seeing these come out and being surprised as they started to dry up in November and December, leading to not all that many at some locations last I checked.  This guard has 2 unique accessories and an exclusive-to-this-release helmet.   I assume you've bought yours.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,456: Poe Dameron (Resistance Pilot, The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 19, 2018

While not a dreadful figure, this Poe Dameron repeats the cardinal sin of The Last Jedi 3 3/4-inch action figures.  It's boring.   Hasbro made two new pilot Poe figures for this movie which aren't substantially changed from the 2015 releases.  Is this pack-in pilot worth snagging?  Read on!