Target's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Hasbro exclusive sets are in stores as of today. A 12-inch 6-pack, a 3 3/4-inch 7-pack, and a 6-inch 3-pack are there now. The Black Series set includes a repack of Jyn Erso along with a plussed up Imperial Death Trooper with more gear and the jacketed version of Cassian Andor. The Eadu head looks a smidgen better - but they're out there now if you need them.
In the annals of obscurity, many people at many companies worked very hard to bring you the still-nameless Jabba's Bartender astromech droid, in stock now at Entertainment Earth. It's in Return of the Jedi, and if you can find it you get a prize. Read on!
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Happy Halloween! R2-B00 is - or was - at Disney theme parks as I type this for about thirteen spooky dollars. It'll be a beast to find them now that R2-H16 is shipping. I bet they'll skeleton of them. You could say it's pretty ghoul. Rather than torture more words in this intro, why not read on?
This week in Q&A - Starfighters - there sure are lots of them, aren't there? And paint - what's with the dots? Also other sci-fi action figures - could they have a revival in a retro style? It's like Laura Kightlinger says, "Anything can happen with a razor."
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And finishing up the 4-pack, it's R3-M2! This one has a new dome sculpt with a big silver band on the bottom which, unfortunately, helps highlight the inaccuracies of the Hasbro domes for the R3 droids over the past few years. Well. I guess we can look to redoing the rest of them. It's a great figure with wonderful deco, so check it out and read on!
Silver on silver! R2-BHD has some nifty deco points, but is a little on the pale side. It's like the ghost of R2-D2. You can get it at or near Disney theme parks as I write this, so go ahead and do that were you so inclined. Read on!
It appears Lucasfilm and Disney are going long on C2-B5 - at least three known action figures are available or are in the works so far. This 3 3/4-inch action figure is available now as part of a Disney parks exclusive Rogue One boxed set - one you can actually buy outside the park in the Downtown Disney compound. Should you get it? Read on!
It took me longer to grasp than it should have, but I'm pretty sure R5-SK1 is a nod to Skippy, the Jedi Droid. If you don't know what that is, you missed Star Wars Tales - and that was a fine comic. This new droid is one of four figures in a new Disney parks exclusive droid pack for Rogue One, where one droid looks like one you probably have, another is coming with a big vehicle later, and the remaining two are seemingly brand new for this set. If you like droids, this is a good week to be you - we're going to examine the entire set. Read on!
This week in Q&A - Exclusives - are in panic mode? The Big Death Star - are we too late? And buying figures when visiting the United States from abroad - what should you be considering as you prepare to loot us and take our toys?
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Robot Rampage! The Entertainment Earth Exclusive Star Wars The Black Series Astromech Droids 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Pack is IN STOCK NOW! 3 3/4-inches, opening body compartments with an arm inside, retractable third legs, and drinks. So many drinks. Order now - Free Shipping in the USA! Click here and get yours.
We were forwarded this story from a few people, so we're linking to the WSJ: Jakks Pacific Said to Suspend Toy Sales to Kmart. I know not a lot of you go to Kmart - or can go to one - but they tend to have a lot of Jakks Pacific Big Figs front and center in their stores, making them a visual staple of their toy aisles. And, of course, Kmart and Sears have been around forever - but haven't had the best press lately. Take a look.
New for Rogue One is... Rey? The super-popular hero of the last film is back with new gear and a new head sculpt - and it's a good one too. Is it enough to buy the fifth or sixth Rey in your toy box? Read on!
It's new! Rarely does a year go by without a new toy of the main character of the saga, so we look forward to Darth Vader (Rogue One). He's got six points of articulation, a cape, and a rocket launcher shaped like his belt buckle. I'm loving it. Will you? Read on!
Hot - or cold - on the tail of last year's robot is the new R2-H16. This festive fellow has a hat with ear flaps, which is reason alone enough to buy one as 3 3/4-inch scale droids seem to have become the new Vinylmation as our hobby as concerned. The official Disney Parks site has a feature on this and other new items, including a Bluetooth Stormtrooper Commlink for your phone, new plush Ewoks based on the 1980s cartoons - seriously!, and other goodies.