Q&A: Star Wars Plastic Cases, Time Changes All Things, and So Many Cardbacks

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 13, 2014

Comic-Con is just around the corner, so let's squeeze in more Q&A as that seems to be the driving force of this site lately. Let's talk packaging - is it time for the blue refresh of The Black Series? And Star Cases - will they see an update soon? Finally, the toy market in 2014 is different than it was in 1999, 1995, or 1983 because why not.

Also, don't forget to send in your questions for next time. Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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Legends of Cthulhu Retro Action Figure Toy Line Kickstarter Ends Tonight

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The H.P. Lovecraft-inspired Legends of Cthulhu Retro Action Figure Toy Line ends on Kickstarter in a few hours - and includes Mr. Lovecraft as a stretch goal.  The 3 3/4-inch action figures from Warpo Toys are designed to look like a product of the late 1970s and early 1980s, down to the packaging painting.  If you've been following ReAction, or Bif Bang Pow!'s Twilight Zone, or Zica's Six Million Dollar Man, they're like that.  And if you don't know what any of this means, think Kenner 1978.

Q&A: Star Wars Missing Figures, The New Small Hasbro Figure, and TV Shows

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hey kids, welcome to Q&A! What kind of things are still missing and might be at Comic-Con? Good question! What's going on with Star Wars on TV? Not too much, but some stuff is in the works. Or was, anyway. And what's up with the 2 1/2-inch Guardians of the Galaxy figures - could this be the ghost of Christmases yet to come?

Also, don't forget to send in your questions for next time. Read on!

Amazon Now #9 US Retailer, Walmart Still #1

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 3, 2014

Who are the Top 10 US retailers?  The answer will only partially surprise you as this IBtimes.com article lays it in black and white and mostly green.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,088: Snowtrooper Commander (The Black Series 2014)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 3, 2014

Rounding out this week's Figure of the Day special run is a Snowtrooper Commander!  It has a great sculpt, a ton of articulation, and two weapons - you can't beat it!  Well, maybe you can, but it would be tough.  Check it out, and read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,087: Toryn Farr (The Black Series 2014)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A new character!  It's Toryn Farr, who is like Uhura with slightly less to do.  The Hoth hero here has headphones and a cool blaster.  Her build is basically 2010 Hoth Leia, with a new head, new vest, new hands, and new forearms.  You're going to love it - even if you don't think you need it,  you totally do.  Read on!

StarWars.com Reveals Walgreens Exclusive Black Series Boba Fett

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The article: Prototype Boba Fett Black Series Figure – Exclusive Reveal!

Supposedly (depending on the reports) between August and some time this fall, we're going to have access to a $19.99 white "prototype" 6-inch Boba Fett.  A mail-in version of this costume was made for the 3 3/4-inch scale a couple of years ago, so now we'll have access to a bigger version of this character.   Somehow, pre-orders will start at Comic-Con in a few weeks.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,086: Yoda (The Black Series 2014)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 1, 2014

If you're looking for a figure that aspires to give you 1980 engineering with 2014 prices and sculpting, Yoda is it! The new The Black Series 3 3/4-inch figure has a cane, flute, coat, belt, and backpack while somehow only having 5 points of articulation at about $11.   It fits in his backpack just fine, and the jacket needs some fidgeting - but is it good otherwise?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,085: Luke Skywalker (The Black Series 2014)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 30, 2014

And we're back!  This new Luke Skywalker figure is shipping now if you ordered online somewhere like our sponsors at Entertainment Earth.   It has more articulation than nearly any other Star Wars figure at this size, and has quite the accessory pool.   It even looks better than some of the early promo images - but is it worth tracking down during the summer heat?  Read on!

SDCC 2014 Toys R Us Exclusvies Announced

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 29, 2014

Toys R Us has started to announce their Comic-Con Exclusives for San Diego! As with previous years, these will be sold at booth #2343 - Entertainment Earth.   TRU will have a 2-pack "cinema scene" of 6-inch Han Solo vs. Greedo for The Black Series.  They've also got classic 1990 movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Winged Fairy Maleficent, My Little Pony Queen Chrysalis, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Legacy Lord Zedd, and even a 50th Anniversary 3 3/4-inch G.I. Joe vehicle and figure set!  Click here to see more.

Q&A: Star Wars Vintage, Giant Vehicles, Black Series, and One Simple Trick to Kill 10 Minutes at Work

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 29, 2014

Who's ready for Q&A? Hopefully you, because we're doing that now. Let's talk about China and manufacturing some more! And then new, giant vehicles - who are they for, anyway? And aren't we due for a return of Vintage? Well... yes, but maybe not in the near future. Also, don't forget to send in your questions for next time. Read on!

Star Wars Black Series 3 3/4-Inch Wave 4 Shipping Now

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 27, 2014

Sponsor Entertainment Earth started shipping Star Wars: The Black Series Wave 4 sets and cases this week.  We'll be looking at these next week in more detail, as is the way of our people.  As far as I know, major brick and mortar stores haven't put these out yet.  Click here to pre-order yours for a future shipment, if you haven't already.  (Order a case, get two full sets and free shipping!  Order a set, and get the set.)  Quick impressions after the jump.

SDCC: Gentle Giant Porkins Star Wars Bust

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, June 27, 2014

There aren't a lot of major characters left un-busted by Gentle Giant, and collectors in the Premiere Guild or attending SDCC in a few weeks will have a shot at the first-ever Jek Porkins Mini Bust!

Star Wars Angry Birds Hitting 99 Cents Only Stores

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 26, 2014

Our pal Rob/Fetts tweeted in to share that Hasbro's line of mini-figures, called "Telepods," are hitting some 99 Cents Only stores!  Check it out after the jump.