1985 Ewoks Cartoon Apparel at Box Lunch in 2019

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 30, 2019

We generally don't cover clothing here, but this was too much to ignore.   Ewoks cartoon imagery now appears on Box Lunch-exclusive shirts at a mall presumably near you, or this web site.  Very little has been made in the Nelvana cartoon style in ages, with precious few items made inspired by that series.  It's also worth noting that the shirts are pretty pricey and sadly there were no companion Droids items yet.

Q&A: More The Mandalorian, Lanard Aliens, and Other Ramblings

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 29, 2019

This week in Q&A - Mandalorian expansions! I would not count on a new expansion. And Baba Yaga - what's new with everybody's favorite witch?

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

Guide to 4k Changes in The Empire Strikes Back

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 29, 2019

3740 The Digital Bits strikes again! Check out  Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – A Visual Guide to Changes, Fixes, and Tweaks in the Disney+ 4K Version. Compositing changes, new explosion, old bloopers, and fixes that skipped a generation are shown in pretty decent detail.

This isn't a guide to the big obvious stuff, but you'll definitely notice relocated TIE bombers, altered cropping in the Millennium Falcon cockpit, and fixed rank badges on various Imperials in scenes that were flipped.  (Of course, Boba Fett is still wrong in Return of the Jedi.)  Anyway, check this out.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,650: Knight of Ren (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 26, 2019

Before The Rise of Skywalker, we had no idea what the deal with Knight of Ren (The Vintage Collection) was.  And now we still don't.  How does this not-quite-Darth Maul-looking guy shake out as a figure?  Quite well. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,649: BB-19H (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Possibly Zorii Bliss' little pal, the BB-19H (Droid Factory Line Look) is one of the better holiday droid figures.  With a clear red body and golden head, it's a Christmas Ornmanet Robot.   If it's still available, go ahead and grab it before it disappears.  Read on!

Get Ready to Rumble in the Force - New Healey Made Releases

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 22, 2019

3739 Healey Made is back with a couple of new figures - No.71240 & No.93850.   These are wrestling-themed figures which take inspiration from 1980s Kenner releases.  The numbers should be familiar to those who collect carded releases.  You can see if they're still available in the Healey Made Store.

Q&A: Star Wars Yellowing and the Pits

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 22, 2019

This week in Q&A - Will we see the great pit of Carkoon again as an action figure toy? And yellowing - this topic comes up a lot! (Seriously, friends who aren't collectors came from out of town and we talked about yellowing plastic over dinner. I'm great at parties.)

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,648: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 19, 2019

The Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight, The Black Series 6-Inch)  is possibly at a Walmart near you right now! It's an exclusive and it's a big upgrade over the previous edition, which had no vest, no cloak, and no blaster for the same price.  I like the new head a lot, even if he does have a little more color than I would expect for the scale.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,647: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight, Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Celebrate the end of the saga with a figure that comes from the movie that was the end of the saga back in 1983 with Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight, Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch)!  This $10 Walmart exclusive looks pretty sharp and comes with a snazzy vest.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Weathering and Mandalorian Mania Continues

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 15, 2019

This week in Q&A - The Mandalorian Toys! Will there be variants and upgrades? Not so far! And aging done in real time - maybe it's not what you expect.  Also there's a new movie this week, under the shadow of the baby.

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,646: Jet Trooper (Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Jet Trooper is a new figure, but what do we know about it?  Not much.  It flies, it's in the movie, and it has a quick-draw attack - and rocker ankles.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,645: Clone Commander Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Possibly at a Walgreens near you, the Clone Commander Obi-Wan Kenobi (The Black Series 6-Inch) looks more like Ewan McGregor than the movie-specific Ewan figures put out in this scale.  He's got a lot of color in his face, which works well as his armor is pretty desaturated.  Is it worth buying this modified Clone Trooper figure?  Yes.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Prices and Limb Swapping Is Not Really a Thing

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 8, 2019

This week in Q&A - Are figures too expensive to make? Probably not and probably never! Life will find a way. Also joint swapping may not be worth your while.

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,644: Shadow Trooper (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 5, 2019

It's the Shadow Trooper (The Vintage Collection)! It's the Blackhole Stormtrooper I always wanted - they can call it what they want, but this is about as Russ Manning as these things get.  He has extra parts, too!  Read on.

New Theme Park Stuff Coming for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 4, 2019

3738 If you can't get enough of paying for parking and waiting in lines, Disney has a special treat for you.  Its Orlando debut of Rise of the Resistance means new ride, new stuff, and new things to fill your suitcase.  The info-tainment piece Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Attraction Merchandise Coming to Disney Parks on December 5 covers some of the shirts, pins, and other doodads - but the nifty vehicle and droid are probably the thing even us snooty, indoor fans will want.