Q&A: We're Still Here, Thank You - Exclusives, Movies, Cardbacks, Staying Power

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 6, 2013

It's time to open wide and let in a stream of Q&A! This week: Kmart exclusives! Yes, there are three of them and they're still coming. How about astromech cardbacks like we're seeing on Amazon - should we expect more? (Spoiler: no.) Also let's get off-topic and talk about some other things which may interest you - because filler!

Toy Stories: One More Klosing Kmart

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A while ago on the Tumblr I posted a series of rambling, go-nowhere tales I called Toy Stories and now you people get to suffer through a few of them. Most of these yarns are spun around the well-worn topic of my aging into this hobby and watching most of the places I used to hunt go away, and tonight is no exception. One of the two Kmarts I frequented as a single-digits child (for those keeping track 3401 W Greenway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053) has a big "STORE CLOSING" banner up on it, and I had to go in to see if I could get some 90% off underpants. (This was not to be.) As a bonus, wouldn't you know it, the store is the new record holder of the oldest Hasbro Star Wars toy I've seen in the wild.

Total Film: J.J. Abrams Apologizes for Lens Flare Overkill

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I really don't need to say much more than paste in the headline.   Total Film posted J.J. Abrams apologises for over-using lens flare, which, well, yeah. There you go.  The future Star Wars director received gentle ribbing and total ripping over his love of the camera effect,

Q&A: Future TV, Power Lords, Quit Happens, and Stormtroopers of Tomorrow

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 29, 2013

It's Q&A time! Want to send Hasbro a letter? We have the address! Feel like dumping on the new Gunship? Well, sure. At least the price, anyway. And Stormtrooper changes are worth noting! Also, let's go off-topic because filler and I found a couple of figures that are so screamingly McQuarrie-esque I just had to tell you about them. All this and more when you read on - and be sure to send in your questions for next week!

Revealed - The Vintage Collection Republic Gunship Pack-In Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 26, 2013

If you're collecting, you no doubt know that the Star Wars: The Vintage Collection Toys R Us Exclusive Republic Gunship is in stores now for $119.99.  Hasbro has shown multiple iterations of which figures will be included - and now the Jedi Temple Archives posted a few shots.

Ad: New Hasbro Star Wars, Transformers, Walking Dead, Schweddy Balls at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ad: Order New Hasbro Toys now at Entertainment Earth - including Saga Legends Star Wars, Transformers Generations Deluxe, and many more! Like the Saturday Night Live Schweddy Balls Christmas Ornaments and Walking Dead Daryl Dixon Figure & Motorcycle Deluxe Box Set.  See more after the break, or click here.

Toys R Us Exclusive Star Wars The Vintage Collection Republic Gunship Released

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Toys R Us Exclusive Star Wars The Vintage Collection Republic Gunship is out now - it includes Yoda, a Clone Trooper, a Clone Pilot, 2 gunner pods, and a ship.  That's the good news, as our pal @MattGuzy confirmed he found on in Arizona on the Twitter.  The bad news?  It's $119.99.

Q&A: Piett, DVDs, and Let's Sweat the Small Stuff

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 22, 2013

It's Q&A time! Let's talk 3 3/4-inch figures and the chances of a new Captain Piett action figure in that scale. I'm just not all that hopeful there. Also, I clear out my mail bag - it's empty, so send or re-send your questions for next time!

Star Wars Reads Day II Shirts

By Mike — Sunday, September 22, 2013

WeLoveFine commemorates Star Wars Reads Day II with two exclusive shirts featuring Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Both shirts are 100% cotton and come in sizes small to 3XL for $25 each.

BBTS: The Walking Dead, ET, Spider-Man, Kotobukiya, Star Trek, Anime Statues, Transformers, Iron Patriot, Terminator & More!

By Mike — Sunday, September 22, 2013

Our sponsors at BigBadToyStore have posted their latest offerings of pre-orders and IN STOCK items. Also don't forget to shop their end of summer sale going on now. Check out the full listing ahead!

SWAN 405: John Jackson Miller and the Crazy Wizard

By Mike — Saturday, September 21, 2013

The latest Star Wars expanded universe novel is Kenobi, a standalone story telling of the Jedi's arrival on Tatooine, including the locals and Tuskens with whom he tussles!  The book is appeasing Star Wars fans worldwide, and now Arnie sits down with author John Jackson Miller to talk about this Western-inspired tale.  

Off-Topic But Interesting: New Power Lords 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 19, 2013

We rarely post about other action figure lines here, but the crossover potential was enough so that we had to mention this for you customizers. It's the return of the 1980s line Power Lords! The Four Horsemen (of ex-McFarlane and current Masters of the Universe Classics fame) put up two new Power Soldiers for pre-order on their store through Sunday afternoon.  Each figure is $10 and is designed with Glyos-compatible limbs, which mean you can swap parts between figures, which means bully for your customizers.  This pre-order is for the second run, due in November.

Nintendo 3DS Star Wars Pinball This Week, Boba Fett Table

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 19, 2013

This week, there's a new Nintendo 3DS Star Wars Pinball game.  It has three tables in the demo video seen here.  One is all Boba Fett, another is The Clone Wars, and the other is The Empire Strikes Back.  Could they have

Podcast: Star Wars Minute

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I just heard about Star Wars Minute, a podcast in which they look at Star Wars minute-by-minute.  So each installment focuses on 60 seconds of film, and lasts for several minutes.  Interesting trivia is shared, the hosts made mention of Harry Shearer having dubbed a couple of voices in the movie.  Anyway, check it out!

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Q&A: ReAction Musing, Black Series, Vehicles, Other Stuff

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 15, 2013

It's Q&A time! Let's look at ReAction Series Figures - it's the only thing that's probably going to generate more buzz than The Black Series. And let's talk about The Black Series some more, because, well, we have to. And vehicles - let's not forget those. All this and more, when you read on - and don't forget to send in questions for next time!