Kickstarter: Star Wars The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 7, 2019

What has Derryl DePriest been up to?  Since exiting Hasbro, he, Rich Alot, and D. Martin Myatt have started work on a new book! The hardcover Star Wars The Vintage Collection Archive Edition Book covers the 3 3/4-inch line and if the stretch goals hit, some of its black-and-silver siblings.   I was waitint a few hours to see if it would smash its goal on the first day - and it has been a very successful Kickstarter.  In addition to the book, a really cool poster is coming too.  Click here and check it out.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,592: Han Solo (Stormtrooper, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 6, 2019

Also at Target in the clothing section this week is Han Solo (Stormtrooper, The Vintage Collection) which seems to be a retooled Sandtrooper from 2009 with an all-new head.  The hair seems to be a separately molded piece, and the new-style face paint makes this an even better Harrison Ford portrait.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,591: Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 4, 2019

At a Target near you - most likely near Menswear, possibly near golf stuff and BBQ tongs - is this pretty great Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper, The Black Series 6-Inch)  upgrade.  We first saw the head sculpt previewed at HasCon in a diorama with no real fanfare, and now we have it on the Stormtrooper Luke body complete with commlink, whiter plastic armor, and a lot of dirt.  Let's say it's dirt.  Let's not think about what brown smudges in a space station's sewer really are.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Deleted Scenes, Big Expensive Toys

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 2, 2019

This week in Q&A - Deleted scene figures! You know I love 'em. Also The Future of High Price Points will affect people like you in the future. We also have an opening for next week.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Our mail bag is empty. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,590: Han Solo (Echo Base, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 30, 2019

With a new head, this Han Solo (Echo Base, The Vintage Collection)  is probably worth a look.  Harrison Ford never looked  better, is what I would like to say, but the just-released Stormtrooper one is even better.  This is still plenty good.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,589: Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 28, 2019

While it still doesn't have ankle joints, the ship of Theseus that is the 2004 version of this figure begets the Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot (The Vintage Collection)!  Packed with a big-wing TIE Fighter, the helmet is glued to the molded-in-black head and has unique deco.  So, add one to your armies if you're so inclined.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Prices, Distribution, and Sizes

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 26, 2019

This week in Q&A - Let's talk tariffs! Are your toys going to get more expensive just as stores seem to be phasing out Star Wars? Distribution! The mail bag must be empty if we're going there now. And does size matter - no wait, this is about scales. Well, close enough, that sounds more audacious. Read on!

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Our mail bag is empty. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,588: Grand Moff Tarkin (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hasbro tricked you into buying a 42-year-old board game you didn't want so you could own the Grand Moff Tarkin (The Retro Collection).  It's appropriately old-school feeling, and you can see it borrows elements from the Imperial Commander figure from The Empire Strikes Back line. They even left the gloved hands and painted them in a flesh color, with some modifications to the right hand's fingers to better grip a gun.  Hasbro did a good job here - should you run out and buy it?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,587: Princess Leia Organa (Hoth, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The 2019 Princess Leia Organa (Hoth, The Vintage Collection) is an improvement from the 2010 release.  The head has been given the new face-printing technology and she has a less-pale fleshtone.  The outfit is cleaned up with no layer of dirt or grime on it.  Also, you can probably order it online right now.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Sizes, Stores of Tomorrow, and Themerey

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 19, 2019

This week in Q&A - Meet the new stores! Well... they might be the same as the old stores. If they happen at all. Size in Star Wars! Digital assets are a thing now, are they hurting toy development? Well, yeah, but it's not like I can tell y'all all of why just yet. Also themes, which like memes are everywhere.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. At press time I've got one question on deck for next week. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,586: Luke Skywalker (Endor, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 16, 2019

This new Luke Skywalker (Endor, The Vintage Collection)  is the 2010 figure with new packaging and new paint on the head.  Other than that, it's pretty simialr to what you got a long time ago - are things like improved lips and eyes worth the upgrade?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,585: Mace Windu (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 14, 2019

It's Mace Windu (The Black Series 6-Inch)!  Not only did Hasbro make a good figure with a great sculpt, but we got cloth Jedi robes that are actually pretty good.  Read on!

Q&A: Retro Tarkin Musing, Star Wars Casepacks, Exclusives, and Sizes

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 12, 2019

This week in Q&A - Casepack sizes! Also Lost Exclusives! And Sizes matters! It really does!

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Our mail bag is empty. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,584: Han Solo (Mimban, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, May 9, 2019

It's time to see Han Solo (Mimban, The Black Series 6-Inch) from that movie you probably still need to see.  He has a helmet, cape, goggles, blaster, and at least mine has one bum elbow.   Read on!

Disney Shakes Up Everything: May 2019 Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, May 7, 2019

So a lot happened today.  Indiana Jones V is (as far as we know) still set for 2021, but Disney has delayed and announced a ton of movies with a few still yet-to-be announced.  Avatar 2 got pushed to 2021 with sequels every other year - so 2023, 2025, and 2027.  For those keeping track, that means Avatar 2 will be out 12 years after the first movie.  The time between Return of the  Jedi  and The Phantom Menace was 16 years.

3 unspecified Star Wars movies are now set for Christmas 2022, 2024, and 2026.  Marvel movies from Fox are also getting delayed, or possibly retooled or buried.  Click here for more from Variety.

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