Q&A: Star Wars Rogue One Toys, Slow Sales, and Future Prospects

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 9, 2017

This week in Q&A - Is Rogue One done for toys? Probably not. What's coming at Celebration? What am I, magic? And The Discreet Charm of Slow Sales - maybe we shouldn't be so quick to brand a slow seller a failure.

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

99 Cents Only - Star Wars Dumping Ground

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 9, 2017

If you  have the 99 Cents Only store chain in your area, take a look inside.  Hasbro's dumping the The Force Awakens MicroMachines head playsets there for $4.99, and Hot Wheels Carships and Character Cars are there for 99 cents - I've seen Royal Guards, the Ghost, Poe's X-Wing, and others I haven't previously seen in circulation at the big box stores much/at all.  Good hunting!

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Incoming: Star Wars Turntable for Record Store Day

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, April 5, 2017

3309 If you're old enough to have seen Star Wars in the theaters originally, you're probably familiar with records.  You may not be familiar with the format's cult status as a collectible and as a sound delivery system, with Record Store Day as a twice-annual shopping holiday with limited edition records, exclusives, launches, and people getting in the damn way of the record store who never shop their otherwise when you're trying to buy your damn Frank Zappa and Iggy and the Stooges records.  (You know who you are, false Stinkweeds customers.)

Anyway, this year there's going to be a Crosley Star Wars edition turntable.  This is a nifty collectible with cool artwork on the lid - if you're an audiophile or just want the best record player a couple c-notes can buy, this may not be the one for you.   But it'll look cool next to the Ramones-edition one that you also don't actually use for listening.  It should hit April 22.  

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,358: Imperial Hovertank Pilot (Rogue One Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Check out the 3 3/4-inch Imperial Hovertank Pilot!  It's pretty sweet.  You didn't miss the tank, because as of yet there isn't one - maybe it'll appear in a future movie line.  At least you've got a pilot to staff it if/when it ever comes!  Read on.

Rogue One Blu-Ray, Black Series AT-ACT Driver In Stores Now

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Today's the day!  Without too much fuss, Target's exclusive AT-ACT Driver has joined the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story DVD and Blu-Ray at retail today.   It's worth noting Target has an exclusive deluxe Blu-Ray set with bonus content as well, and the price may vary. The tag said $29.99 but it rang up $27.99.  Go figure.

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If you want to see if the 6-inch AT-ACT Driver figure is in your area, check DPCI 087-06-1115. 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,357: First Order Snowtrooper (The Force Awakens Value 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 4, 2017

This 6-inch First Order Snowtrooper is not the Black Series figure - it has only 4 joints and was sold outside the USA.  It's neat!  Hopefully Hasbro brings it over hear some day, for now it's eBay or bust.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Choices, Banthas, and Vehicle Issues

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 2, 2017

This week in Q&A - Move Ahead or Look Back? I'd say do both, but you need to consider some variables. Heavy Metal Bantha - sadly, not a band nor a kind of beard. And the AT-ST - a few Walmarts are sitting on a reissue of one that cost about half the price a few years ago. Is it worth it? ...well, I didn't buy one if that tells you anything.

Also Patreon Pledge Drive - got a dollar? Feel like wasting it supporting this site?

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Ad: Star Wars The Black Series 40th Anniversary Display Diorama with Darth Vader 6-Inch Action Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 1, 2017

Ad: Pre-order Star Wars Alloy Captain Phasma Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, April 1, 2017

Star Wars Alloy Captain Phasma Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure Ad: The Star Wars Alloy Captain Phasma Hikari Sofubi Vinyl Figure is up at Entertainment Earth today! 250 of this black and gold figure are up for grabs, and she ships for free in the USA if you order her before she pre-sells out. Captain Phasma is expected in June.

GameStop Hasbro 6-Inch R5-D4 Pre-Orders Live Now

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 31, 2017

Reader PSW alerted us to GameStop's pre-order page for the exclusive vintage/40th Anniversary 6-inch R5-D4 figure being live now.  The action figure is currently $22.99 before shipping charges, which start at around $5.99.   It is believed this item will also be distributed to retail stores, so you can order online now or keep an eye open for it locally.  It is expected mid-April.

Star Wars: The Movie: The Anniversary: The Convention: The Shirt

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 31, 2017

A page of exclusive merchandise from this year's Star Wars Celebration is up for the peeking.  It's packed with t-shirts, but also some plush items, hats, pins, and barware.  It's worth a peek, if nothing else to see what a hybrid of BB-8 and an orange might look like.  Click here for more.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,356: Saw Gerrera (Rogue One Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 30, 2017

It's Saw Gerrera! Exclusive to the Jedha Revolt 4-pack, this figure is loaded with detail, big hair, and a couple of accessories.  If you didn't get one, you'll probably be sorry in a couple of years.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,355: Edrio Two Tubes (Rogue One Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 28, 2017

As named on the Jedha Revolt box, Edrio Two Tubes is a pretty good action figure.  He can stand and sit, he has exquisite sculpting - the head in particular - and he has superior painting.  The deco may not be entirely as accurate or as dark as the character in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but he does have the pilot equipment and rfile you're going to want.  Hopefully you track this one down and don't miss it, because he's part of a worthwhile set.  Read on!

Q&A: More Indiana Jones, Limited Articulation Figures, and Star Wars Galactic Heroes

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 26, 2017

This week in Q&A - Cheap stuff! 6-inch figures are fun when they cost less money. Also Galactic Heroes and the communication issues of doom. Also Indiana Jones, because apparently we live to be disappointed.

And send in your questions for next week. Read on!

Ad: New Cold Steel Hikari Captain Phasma

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, March 24, 2017

Star Wars Cold Steel Captain Phasma Hikari FigureAd: Get your Star Wars Cold Steel Captain Phasma Hikari Figure now! Pre-order this limited edition of 250 pieces before she sells out.