Review + Video: Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Pilot) Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Because every line needs a hero, The Black Series' 6-inch action figure line brings us the Rebel Pilot version of Luke Skywalker from the original Star Wars. This figure is exceptional, with great detail and the ability to do things not all pilots can do - he can sit! With Bespin Luke due soon, should you order the pilot version now? This review is sponsored by Entertainment Earth. More (and a video) after the jump.

Review + Video: Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Sandtrooper Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, August 5, 2013

Hasbro's launch of The Black Series' 6-inch action figure line kicks off with a figure that wasn't (but should've been) in the original line with the Sandtrooper. Having transformed from just a stormtrooper with mud and a shoulder pad to a surprisingly robust creation with unique knee armor, multiple guns, a giant backpack, and ammo pouches, this is undoubtedly the first 6-inch retail figure that you not only want, but simply must have. This review is sponsored by Entertainment Earth. More (and a video) after the jump.

Q&A: Baby Got Black Series, Disney, Inflation, Conventional Wisdom

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 4, 2013

It's Q&A time! Let's talk Disney - will their reach mean better distribution for toys? And how about Mission Series and Saga Legends - are they a good deal, considering the cost of inflation, over their 1970s cousins? And of course, let's talk a whole bunch about the Black Series 6-Inch Figures. They're here. Should you care? (Yes.) All this and the video game that ate up a lot of my Sunday. Read on!

Review + Video: Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch R2-D2

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, August 3, 2013

It's been in the works for a while, as the economy and collector interests have made The Black Series' 6-inch action figure line an essential addition.   R2-D2 is our token representation of the original 12 in the debut wave. Seeing as how fully-realized we've seen the droid in the 3 3/4-inch scale, is it possible to make him better - or just bigger? This review is sponsored by Entertainment Earth. Watch the video and read the review after the break!

Clone Wars Season 5 Blu-Ray and DVD: Coming Soon

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, August 3, 2013

It's coming! Season 5 of The Clone Wars will be out on DVD and Blu-Ray.  Not only will it be sold in a set by itself, but a better, much cheaper Blu-Ray of all 5 seasons is coming to penalize those of us that bought the sets along the way.

Hasbro Gets New Licenses - Trolls, Dreamworks

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's not every day that Hasbro gets a new license!  2015 is shaping up to be a very crowded year for the toy giant, with Star Wars 7, Avengers 2, and Jurassic Park IV as potential toy lines.  Today, they've added B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations to the mix.  Read the full release after the break.

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SWAN 400: The Big 4-0-0 at CE2

By Mike — Tuesday, July 30, 2013

It was the biggest Star Wars party of the year--STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE 2!  Six years after CE1 Celebration returned to Europe with a slew of celebrities, exclusives, and guests.  With Episode VII announced anticipation couldn't have been higher, and Star Wars Action News was there.  Hosts Marjorie and Arnie made their first Celebration Eurotrip to take part in the Collecting Track and report on the events.

CE2: Celebration VII in Anaheim

By Mike — Monday, July 29, 2013

Lucasfilm officially announces the location and date of the next Star Wars Celebration, and they're keeping it local and in the family. Star Wars Celebration VII will be held in Anaheim, California from April 16-19, 2015. The event is timed with the release of Episode VII.

CE2: Official Hasbro Black Series Reveal Photos

By Mike — Monday, July 29, 2013

Hasbro has provided us with some official images for your visual enjoyment of their awesome new Black Series Wave 3 reveals at Celebration Europe over the weekend, including a new 6 inch Bespin Luke and 3.75 inch Darth Plagueis!

Brian's Toys: Black Series Wave 2, Gentle Giant Re-Stocks

By Mike — Monday, July 29, 2013

From our sponsors at BriansToys.com: The next wave of Black Series is now available for pre-order over at Brian's Toys.  You can pick up both waves for $79.99.  The 6" set includes Greedo, Han Solo, Slave Leia, and everyone's favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett! Another big pre-order announcement that will turn some heads is the reproduction of the Kit Fisto FX Removable Blade Lightsaber

BBTS: Star Wars Black, SDCC Exclusives, Enterbay, Transformers, Play Arts Kai, Star Trek and More!

By Mike — Monday, July 29, 2013

Our sponsors at BigBadToyStore.com are now taking pre-orders for cases and singles of wave 2 of The Black Series 6 and 3.75 inch figures. Be sure to lock yours down today and check out the full listing of pre-orders and latest arrivals after the jump!

Q&A: Retro, 3 3/4 Inch, Fets of Boba, And Readers Like You

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 28, 2013

Welcome to Q&A! Let's talk Vintage Retro Figures because that's on everybody's mind thanks to Super 7. Let's also talk Super Shogun Boba Fett while we're at it. And let's talk about Supporting the Toys that Matter - is it better to be cheap, or help a wave 2 come to pass? All this and more await you in July's final and mildly off-topic Q&A! Send in your questions for next week, and kindly read on.

Video Review: Star Wars The Black Series SDCC Boba Fett Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 25, 2013

The bad news: it sold out.  The good news: it's coming back in wave 2, minus the carbonite block.  It's The Black Series Boba Fett as Hasbro's debut super-articulated 6-inch action figure.  It has more articulation than ever, and the detail is pretty good too.  Oh, and it's scaled to that Hoverboard you got last year from Matty Collector.  Want to know more? Sure you do - read on and watch the video!

Star Wars Celebration Europe II: Hasbro Reveals

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 25, 2013

Hasbro held back a bunch for Celebration Europe!  Jedi News in the UK already has the scoop, click here to see 6-inch Bespin Luke and a Stormtrooper, plus what may be a part of Anakin Skywalker in there. But wait, there's more! 

Ad: Pre-Order Star Wars Black Series 2 Action Figures at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ad: It's time to order new figures! Get your order in for the  Star Wars Black Series 6-Inch Action Figures Wave 2 Case, with 1 of each new figure, or get the Star Wars Black Series 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Wave 2 Case with free shipping!  Click through for pricing and availability.