Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,104: Boba Fett Concept Armor (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 16, 2014

Since the idea was introduced to fans, the idea of a Walgreens-exclusive Boba Fett Concept Armor brought about much anxiety to fans.  Would he be made in big enough numbers to cover all 5,000 locations? Would the pre-sale online cover people?  Would you have to drive around with a bunch of sick people sneezing on you while you hunt toys because of your crippling toy addiction?  Let's just look at the figure - he's pretty good.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,103: Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The 6-inch Luke Skywalker in his Jedi gear may not be perfect, but it's one of my favorites.  It does not exceed its mandate, but it works - hands hold weapons. Belt fits.  Lightsaber hangs on hook.  Figure stands, sits.  It's rare that a figure can do pretty much anything you expect it to and not have severe balance issues - his joints are nice and tight.  I've been talking all day so I'm exhausted.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,102: Shadow Scout (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Check out the Shadow Scout in today's Figure of the Day! It's similar to some 3 3/4-inch figures, but it's 6-inches tall.  The blaster, however, is basically the same size for some reason.  Read on for more!

Galactic Hunter Video Theater Presents: Star Wars Rebels - Droids in Distress

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 13, 2014

Star Wars Rebels returns to a normal, shorter format with Droids in Distress. Is fan service enough?

If you know your sci-fi history, it's not uncommon to trot out guest stars early on a spin-off. Star Trek: The Next Generation's first regular episode was basically a remake of the original series' second episode - crazy drunk sickness crew, swapping the super-cool Sulu fencing for the super-creepy Data nailing Tasha Yar. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine had guest stars Lursa and B'Etor on its first regular installment, and The Clone Wars' first real installment? Yoda reenacts (preenacts?) Luke's Jedi training from The Empire Strikes Back. What Rebels does is bring back R2-D2 and C-3PO! The snappier exposition dump has more interesting battles than the pilot movie, and manages to do some more worldbuilding while having a bit more fun. Read on for more - and download the episode for free on iTunes until Apple changes their mind!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,101: Shadow Stormtrooper Commander (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 13, 2014

I got this swell Shadow Stormtrooper Commander 6-inch action figure in the mail over the weekend, and it is indeed swell.  Essentially a black, backpack-free Sandtrooper, it's basically exactly what you would want in such a thing.  3 guns cast in dark grey. Pauldron.   Glossy helmet lenses.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Goes Large, Figure Displays, and Getting Kids on Board with Star Wars

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 12, 2014

Welcome to Q&A, which happens pretty much every Sunday night or Monday morning. Take your pick. Let's talk 31-inch action figures some more because they're so sexy. And 6-inch figure displays - now that we're about 20ish figures in, what all are we doing? And do kids matter with action figures? Well, yes.

As always, send in your questions for next time. Read on!

You Can't Have It: Lost Factor 5 Star Wars Video Games include Rogue Squadron Comp

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 12, 2014

In an article called More Cancelled Star Wars Games Revealed, IGN reveals that Factor 5 had been pretty busy before the 2008 financial crisis.  We almost got a Rogue Squadron compilation on the Wii, and a bunch of other goodies.  We also missed out on Star Wars Rogue Squadron: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter.  It's worth a read.

Star Wars The Black Series Imperial Shadow Squadron Pack Arriving Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, October 11, 2014

That was fast! If you ordered your Imperial Shadow Squadron set at Target.com on Wednesday, you might have it waiting at your front door today - mine arrived already in a nice big box (albeit with a couple of dents on the packaging).  It looks pretty slick, and if you didn't get an order in don't worry - it should be in stores very soon!

For those who missed the boat, the set includes a Scout Trooper, Sandtrooper Shadow Stormtrooper Commander, and Speeder Bike in black.

Six Second Toy Talk: Star Wars Rebels AT-DP Vehicle

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 9, 2014

It's super tall! The Star Wars Rebels AT-DP Vehicle is able to seat one 3 3/4-inch scale action figure with another popping out the top hatch. It has moving legs, a firing rocket, and a rotating head - all of which you can see, after the jump.

Star Wars NYCC - Official Rebels Hero Series Deluxe Zeb Hasbro Pictures

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Apparently Zeb has a cool hat!  This is the Star Wars Rebels Hero Series Deluxe Zeb action figure.  Enjoy it in good health. There are pictures after the jump.

Star Wars NYCC - Official Mission Series Action Figures Hasbro Pictures

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 8, 2014

This is exhausting.  At NYCC, Hasbro also revealed new Mission Series Star Wars Action Figures 2-packs.  R2-D2 and Yoda, Ezra Bridger as Imperial Cadet and Kanan Jarrus again, Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise and Princess Leia, plus Hoth Luke and Hoth Han are all on deck.

Star Wars NYCC - Official Saga Legends Action Figures Hasbro Pictures

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Saga Legends continues! NYCC reveals were designed to make the kids of the 1980s ecstatic with Lando Calrissian in Skiff Guard Disguise, Han Solo in Bespin Jacket, plus Luke Skywalker in X-Wing Pilot outfit.  It's a good day!

Star Wars NYCC - Official Star Wars Rebels Ezra Bridger Lightsaber Blaster

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sometimes we get toys from movies and sometimes we get movies from toys.  NYCC revealed a few good shots of Ezra Bridger's Lightsaber... Gun... Slingshot.... thing from Star Wars Rebels.  Take a look!

Star Wars NYCC - Official 6-Inch Black Series Hasbro Pictures

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New York! I'm not there - but these figures are.  Hasbro revealed 6 new 6-inch The Black Series action figures for all of us remaining loyal Star Wars fans.  They are: Emperor Palpatine, Luke Skywalker, in Stormtrooper Disguise, Clone Commander Cody, IG-88, Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise, and the Clone Trooper Captain.

Star Wars NYCC - Official 3 3/4-Inch Black Series Hasbro Pictures

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ah, armchair reporting! It's great.  Hasbro sent along a batch of photos of new Star Wars goodness from their "Twas The Night Before Party."  In here, you'll find 3 3/4-inch Star Wars The Black Series C-3PO, Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise, Mosep Binneed, Commander Thorn, Han Solo in Carbonite, and a pair of Jawas!  What's not to love?