Q&A: Star Wars Deco Changes, Molds Old, and DVD

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 31, 2020

This week in Q&A - Finding old molds! Believe it or not, these things aren't meant to last forever. And photo real deco - is it good? Well, sometimes. Mostly. Let's also talk home video discs - is there still money in them thar hills?

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,694: Anakin Skywalker (The Black Series 6-Inch, Archive)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 28, 2020

From last year - don't worry, we've got plenty of stuff from this year still - is Anakin Skywalker (The Black Series 6-Inch, Archive).  The figure was pretty great for the initial release, but the new face paint really make it sing.   (Articulation is still the same, though.)  Should you track him down?   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,693: Han Solo (Hoth, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Possibly new at Walmart near you, the Han Solo (Hoth, The Retro Collection)  is the Kenner-style figure you had or always wanted to put in your Tauntaun!   The remake is smoother than the original, but it's still pretty good with decent construction.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Retro Figures, Dioramas, RIP Zac Bertschy

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 24, 2020

This week in Q&A - Playsets! No news is good news? Retro Boba Fett! Did you miss something? Very possibly! And Busts! We love them. But they're just not as popular as they used to be. (And by that I mean collectible busts, generally people are doing fine with the regular kind.)

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,692: Boba Fett (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 24, 2020

It was a rough week so I forgot to post that Figure of the Day: Day 2,692: Boba Fett (The Retro Collection) went up!  It's pretty great - the sculpt has a lot of minor differences from previous releases and hte colors are different too.  If you're an old-school variation hunter, this is a must-buy.  If you have ten bucks and want a figure that you can pretend is a real, old Boba Fett, you should get one too.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,691: RA-7 Protocol Droid (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Last year's Disney parks release RA-7 Protocol Droid (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look) can be yours - if you find it for sale online somewhere.   The set is pretty good, but oddly this particular droid looks frosty when it's blue.   The black coloring looks great.   Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars POTF2 at 25, It Burns, and Droids

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 17, 2020

This week in Q&A - 25 years of POTF2! No, there's no celebration anyone is talking about. The pyre! Nope! And what's the deal with the new GNK droid? It's in the movie! Really!

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,690: R2 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 14, 2020

Normally available at theme parks - but not so much right now - the R2 Astromech (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look) changes from red when he's cold to white when he's warm!  Otherwise, it's basically the same as the build-a-figure R2-D2 molds you've seen over the last five years.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,689: The Child (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Inspired by The Mandalorian, The Child (The Black Series 6-Inch) is small.  How small? So small he's the right size!  The difference in size between a 3 3/4-inch scale and a 6-inch scale character this tiny is minimal, and you can see a comparison on this review with the 2017 Porg figures.  As of now there are no known plans for a a 3 3/4-inch Baby Yoda.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Mandalorian Stuff, Boba Fett Stuff, and Stands

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 10, 2020

This week in Q&A - Yes we reference recent casting news for The Mandalorian but we don't consider headline news with casting to be a spoiler here. Also Carbonized figures and pre-order dates plus also Stand and not Delivered, the 6-inch action figure display story.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,688: Rey (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 7, 2020

I was pleasantly surprised by this Rey (The Vintage Collection).  She has great articulation, new accessories, an excellent llikeness, and is sadly long gone from shelves.   If you can find one, you should get one.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,687: Zorii Bliss (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 5, 2020

We hope you didn't miss Zorii Bliss (The Vintage Collection)!  If you loved the new movie or just need background figures, this is a good one.  There's a lot of gold here, plus one of the most ornate helmets in the line.   Read on!

Pre-Orders Live: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Shadow Stormtrooper The Black Series Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, May 4, 2020

3763 The sliding scale of what is on- or off-limits under the Disney regime is tough - does a character being canon matter anymore?  Lucky for us, apparently not!   GameStop's 6-inch Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Shadow Stormtrooper The Black Series Action Figure is up for pre-order now, limit 1 per customer.  At $24.99 with no in-store pick-up option, it's not cheap for one of nearly a dozen figures to use or share this tooling.

Q&A: Star Wars Stickers, Adam Driver, and Tooling Costs

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 3, 2020

This week in Q&A - Retro stuff! Sticker is as sticker does.  Ben Solo! Do we really need more Adam Driver figures?  And Tooling Costs - while 3-D printing gets around molds, well, you may not like the results just yet.

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Hasbro Star Wars Black Series Amazon Exclusives on Hasbro Pulse?

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, May 2, 2020

In a stream yesterday, Hasbro revealed several new items including 3 Amazon exclusives which were supposed to be up for sale yesterday.  The pre-orders didn't seem to go live - but today, all three are up for sale on Hasbro Pulse.  (I just ordered them, myself.) 

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These include a 40th Anniversary carded Han Solo in Carbonite Chamber (just the block, $14.99, deco may be different than the 2013 release), a 2-pack of 4-LOM and Zuckuss (Kenner-style deco, swapped names, 40th anniversary Kenner packaging), and a Carbonized Darth Vader (ugly blue, $24.99.)