Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,677: First Order Snowtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 31, 2020

A blast from the past! The First Order Snowtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch) has been tweaked and rerelased a few times, but this is the original and least-adorned version. It's shiny!  It's cheap!  You can probably find one... provided you can wait a few months to get to a store, or order online now.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Vehicle Reissues, Episode 9 Toys, and That Line You Skipped

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 29, 2020

This week in Q&A - Vehicle reissues - even though it's an anniversary, it's not like the last anniversary paid off here. And The Rise of Skywalker - are we done with toys? Lastly Galaxy of Adventures

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Read on!

ICYMI: Walmart.com Restocks Star Wars The Black Series Carbonized First Order Jet Trooper

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 29, 2020

3759 Did you miss Walmart's exclusive Star Wars The Black Series Carbonized Collection First Order Jet Trooper Toy 6-inch Scale Collectible Action Figure? That's a mouthful, and I only saw it in stores a couple of times.  Walmart.com has it now for $20.88, much cheaper than the roughly $25 it cost me last fall.  Get it while you can!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,676: C-3PO (& Chewbacca, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 26, 2020

It's C-3PO! This original trilogy-specific version is dirty and has removable limbs - this is probably the Version To Get, if such things matter to you.  Assuming this Amazon Exclusive is still available to you at a price that you want to pay.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,675: IG-11 (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 24, 2020

You know him, you love him, you know he's not quite accurate to the TV show.  But IG-11 (The Black Series 6-Inch) is pretty great - the deco is phenomenal, the bandoliers are good, but the hands and a few other details aren't quite right.  He can stand and hold his blasters, though.  Is it good enough to buy?  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Shortages, Troopers, Micro Toys, and Vehicles

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 22, 2020

This week in Q&A - four questions! You guys have been sending in a ton, keep them coming. The Razor Crest would make a great vehicle for your figures. Wouldn't it? And MicroMachines... don't get your hopes up for more. Also Army Building Variants. And because you guys have sent so many questions, a fourth, Coronavirus Speculation and Holiday Sales.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,674: R6-LE5 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 19, 2020

If you like blue things with fake dirt, try R6-LE5.  Available at the now-closed Disney theme parks, this astromech is part of a The Rise of Skywalker droid set that I hope you did or can get.  Read on!

Mark Boudreaux Retires

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 18, 2020

After 43 years at Kenner and Hasbro, veteran toy designer and the man responsible for a lot of what we love about this hobby is retiring, according to The Toybook and elsewhere.   I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Boudreaux at a few conventions over the years and he was exactly as gracious as you would hope - plus he has tons of stories about the little details on a lot of your favorite vehicles.  

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,673: BB-8 (Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 17, 2020

From last year's line, the BB-8 (Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch) is a cute, big-eyed droid and part of a 3-pack with R2-D2 and D-O.  Retail stores cleared them out but you can still get them online!  Read on.

Q&A: Star Wars Playsets and Vehicles and Toddlers

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 15, 2020

This week in Q&A - Playsets - are we going to get more chunks to add to Jabba's Palace? And The New Slave I - what's new to it? And can anyone ever have too much Baby Yoda? Probably! I'm being picky in our time of need.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Read on!

Hasbro Closes Offices due to Coronavirus, Other Updates

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Providence Journal has confirmed that Hasbro has closed its offices due to the Coronavirus threat.  COVID-19 has turned grocery shopping into the new toy run of 2020, with soap, meat, toilet paper, and Kleenex assuming the roles of Hot Wheels Treasure Hunts and Funko Pop! Vinyl Chase figures.  Hasbro's offices have undergone routine, deep cleaning and now the Rhode Island toy maker will begin working from home.  Hasbro's offices are to be closed for the rest of March.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,672: Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 12, 2020

A new head and a new cape aren't a lot to go on, but Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (The Black Series 6-Inch)  turned out pretty well.  The red lines are nifty and the cape hangs well - with two optional hoods.  Is it any good? Yes! Do you need it?  Maybe! Read on.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,671: R5-2JE (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 10, 2020

From the Disney parks, it's a R5-2JE (Droid Factory Line Look.)  Disney's four pack of droids make up a good chunk of the 3 3/4-inch The Rise of Skywalker offering, so hey, go get one.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Reissues, and Other Stuff to Bring You Down

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 8, 2020

This week in Q&A - We've got three questions! That's the good news. As to the bad news? Indiana Jones! You just like me to make you sad, don't you? And missing entries from The Rise of Skywalker in 3 3/4-inch scale are also things you're probably not going to see. And reissues of rare figures - well... yeah. Also a little update from Hasbro about Chinese production from their report to the SEC... and you thought Blue Monday was in January, didn't you?

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,670: The Mandalorian (Carbonized Graphite, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 5, 2020

Target's exclusive The Mandalorian (Carbonized Graphite, The Black Series 6-Inch) has been in short supply, but a new run started to show up a few weeks ago. I hope you found yours, because the silver elements look fantasticRead on!