Is Halloween Cancelled? Rubie's Costume Co. Files for Chapter 11

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, May 1, 2020

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,686: Purge Stormtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 30, 2020

Fresh from GameStop - a few months ago - is the tough-to-find Purge Stormtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch).  It's good.  Can you find it?  Probably not, especially with stores closed - I saw one, once, in a damaged box and then bought it.   Hopefully you can find one soon too! 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,685: Clone Trooper (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Shipping in that wave of The Mandalorian figures, this Clone Trooper (The Vintage Collection) is the one you probably see left on pegs when you go out for toilet paper and ramen.   It's really close to the figure from 10 years ago, but if you open it and pop off the helmet you'll see a new face painted underneath.  It's a great troop builder, but do you need it anyway?  Read on!

3-D Print Your Own Life-Size R2-D2, Kenner Style

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 27, 2020

3760 Where are those plans?  Etsy!   One of the big questions we've had as toy fans is "When will 3-D printing supplant manufacturing in China?"  As of now it's still not ready for the kiddies, but someone on Etsy is charging $20 for plans for a 3D Printable Life Sized action figure inspired by vintage R2D2.  This is something Gentle Giant showed off as an official Kenner-inspired Star Wars action figure product, so it's unknown how Team Lucas and the House of Mouse will feel about $20 for plans to roll your own high-end collectible.  I doubt the final product would be as good as the licensed item right now, but these plans could prove invaluable as printing equipment gets better.

Q&A: Star Wars Slicensing, Mandalorian Madness, and Marvel Pegwarmers

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 26, 2020

This week in Q&A - Slicensing up the license? If it's happening, it's not official yet. A full Mandalorian 3 3/4-inch line? It'd be nice, but sadly it's no longer 2008! And pegwarmers - well, look, if my answers are the most disappointing thing you read today you're having a pretty good week.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,684: Sith Jet Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 23, 2020

It's red! And new!  You can a Sith Jet Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)  if you luck into one during your provision quests or online shopping.  It's pretty shiny and there's conflicting reference to the helmet grooves... so maybe it's accurate!  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,683: Knight of Ren (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 21, 2020

He's part of a group, but so far, he's the only one in this size! The Knight of Ren (The Black Series 6-Inch) is starting to show up now, but you can also order yours online.   He has some great articulation with some excellent motion hidden in the shoulders behind a rubbery shirt, with some of the best articulation Hasbro has done with Star Wars in this scale.  He can even mimic the designs in the publicity photos.  Also, supposedly his name is "Vicrul" but that isn't on the box.   Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Sniping, Holes, and Cases

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 19, 2020

This week in Q&A - Sniping! How come Joes do it better? And Revan - is that 3 3/4-inch hole to be filled? Also casepacks.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,682: Cara Dune (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 16, 2020

Hasbro has been really upping its game with the new 3 3/4-inch figures it puts out - reissues get better paint and brand new characters are often the very best we've ever seen.  Cara Dune (The Vintage Collection) is up there with amazing accessories, a fantastic likeness, and top tier articulation.  It's the kind of thing that makes you wish they'd give you a full line from The Mandalorian which, it is worth reminding people, is not planned.  But you can get this one!  Read on.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,681: Remnant Stormtrooper (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 14, 2020

It's dirty and hopefully Hasbro makes a lot more of the Remnant Stormtrooper (The Vintage Collection)!  Using the newer figure sculpt, the worn-out deco and flecks of damage just look marvelous.  Get some. Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars, Joes, and Clones

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 12, 2020

This week in Q&A - The G.I. Joe Rumor Mill. It's just rumors. And Bad Batch Clones? Well, you've got time, start a petition. And box variants are fun.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,680: The Mandalorian (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 9, 2020

Awesome and also a cruel tease, the The Mandalorian (The Vintage Collection)  is one of Hasbro's best 3 3/4-inch figures this year.  Sadly, it's not part of a much larger line with vehicles or playsets - but in and of itself, it's a must-buy.  Go get one.  Go for it.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,679: Zorii Bliss (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A figure that you'll probably regret skipping in a couple of years is the Zorii Bliss (The Black Series 6-Inch) figure!

Q&A: Star Wars Exclusives, Retro Figures, and Repaints

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 5, 2020

This week in Q&A - Retro Kenner Figures - will there be more new old-style ones? I hope so. And exclusives - can they come back? (Yes.) And White troopers when we've had red troopers - can we expect more recolors?

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,678: Count Dooku (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 2, 2020

One of many awesome recent releases is Count Dooku (The Black Series 6-Inch) - it looks like Christopher Lee, it has a fantastic cape, and there's a spectuacular lightsaber swoosh.  Read on!