Ad: New Funko Star Wars Hikari Classic Captain Phasma

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 10, 2017

Star Wars Classic Captain Phasma Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure Ad: It's new! Funko's Classic Captain Phasma Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure is the very first Phasma Hikari figure. It's due in June and limited to only 500 pieces.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,350: Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, March 8, 2017

While the line was small, Rogue One brought us a lot of really cool figures last year like this Scarif Stormtrooper Squad Leader.  The 6-inch figure has a lot of color, plenty of articulation, and just enough paint on the gun to be interesting.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,349: Baze Malbus (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 7, 2017

This bigger Baze Malbus figure is in circulation now - if you're lucky enough to find one. (Just get it online.)  It has a huge gun and great articulation, plus rather large hair.  There's also an easily lost accessory in the mix!   You know you want one - read on.

Indiana Jones 5 - July 19, 2019 with Ford and Spielberg

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, March 6, 2017

While not Star Wars, it's worth noting that Disney announced the date for the next Indiana Jones movie.  Steven Spielberg will direct, Harrison Ford will star, and George Lucas was not mentioned.   2019 is the 30th anniversary of The Last Crusade and the 11th for The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.   At this time no licensors have been announced, as classic and even new product has been in short supply since the brief offering during the last adventure.

Q&A: 40th Anniversary Star Wars Fun, Toy Fair, and The Originals

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 5, 2017

This week in Q&A - The 40th Anniversary Figures! Let's throw down some science about The Original 12 or 20 too. Also some Post-Toy Fair queries. We've got those.

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,348: Chirrut Imwe (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 2, 2017

If you didn't get the 6-inch version of Chirrut Imwe, you totally should.  The cloth robes, the great articulation, and the surprisingly well-engineered lightbow all make for a great figure.    Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,347: Imperial Death Trooper (Target, The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 28, 2017

If you aren't yet sick of seeing the Imperial Death Trooper figures, Target has one too - theirs is in a gift set with a figure you want and another figure you already have.  This 6-inch trooper has distinctive gear over its armor, which means it's the version you want.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Subscriptions, Vehicles, and Smaller Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 26, 2017

This week in Q&A - vehicles... well, we know where this is going. Also subscription services (and why I'm more or less OK with these falling out of favor). Also also Toy Fair and how Hasbro neglected to present or mention the upcoming 3 3/4-inch main line product, as you brought it up.

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,346: R5-K6 (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hey, it's R5-K6!  The red robot is a new mold only seen at Toys R Us so far - but R5-D4 is coming next.   Should you get it?  I hope you already did - they're starting to vanish from Toys R Us in my neck of the woods already.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,345: R7-F5 (The Black Series)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hey, it's R7-F5! I'm on a plane so I wrote these up in advance so you could have something to read.  Its orange and I like it.  I hope you like it too.  Read on!

Toy Fair 2017: Playskool Playstuff

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, February 20, 2017

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So Playskool.  It's one of the niftiest ongoing formats that most collectors ignore.  Complete sets of the original Galactic Heroes are far and few between, but the new articulated format (which started under the Jedi Force banner) may be gettable.  One of the biggest new items was a BB-8 Action Base, which unfolds to reveal numerous compartments and gadgets - including more inside the big droid head.  I was told it included 2 figures, but 3 were on display.

Q&A: Dead Droids Aren't Much Fun, Minor Characters, and Droids

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, February 19, 2017

This week in Q&A - Can Hasbro make a killing with a dead cast? (Oh, also I assume if there's a new Star Wars movie the moratorium for spoilers on a collecting site is about a week. And where are those minor characters? I'd also ask why fans aren't being more vocal for them, but I assume the lack of chatter says it all. Also droids. Well, not much on droids. And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

 

Hasbro Toy Fair: 3 3/4-Inch Star Wars Die-Cast Metal Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 18, 2017

3297 Metal!  You've seen these before, but the 3 3/4-inch diorama 40th Anniversary Titanium Series figures are pretty neat.  Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan Kenobi were all shown in person to the public for the first time.

Also shown, more packs of helmets.  When are they coming?  I have no idea, but we have pictures.

Hasbro Toy Fair: The Black Series Centerpiece 6-Inch Scale Star Wars Statues

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 18, 2017

3291 I'm not going to lie to you - I'm not a fan of The Black Series Centerpiece concept.  Statues are made by so many companies, so a 1:12 scale (6-inch) non-articulated figure on a display base with places to pose your other action figures on a shelf isn't particularly delightful to me.  It's kind of antithetical to the whole action figure motif - it stands there, it looks good, and it should be in the $50-$60 ballpark.

Hasbro Toy Fair: The Black Series 6-Inch Star Wars Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 18, 2017

3282 If you love The Black Series 6-inch action figures, goodish news - you don't have a lot new to buy.  Most of the figures from the non-vintage packaging were revealed at Comic-Con last year in San Diego, so the most interesting things here are packaged samples of Hera Syndulla, Qui-Gon Jinn, Lando Calrissian, the Emperor's Royal Guard, and of course the Tusken Raider.