Q&A: Star Wars Force Link, Battlefront Toys, and Clearances

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 28, 2018

This week in Q&A - I assume you've seen The Last Jedi by now! Force Link! How does it work? Battlefront II! Why aren't there more toys? And More Frequent Toy Clearances - what's the deal?

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

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By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 25, 2018

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By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ad: Get a new Star Wars: The Last Jedi Battle on Crait 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure Set at Entertainment Earth! You can pre-order yours right now - it's expected in March. The four pack has three new figures and one with new salty deco, and it's $27.99.

 

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,449: First Order Officer (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Speaking of Toys R Us, their exclusive First Order Officer (The Black Series 6-Inch)  is today's Figure of the Day!  He has a removable cap, tons of articulation, and comes with Admiral Ackbar.  I anticipate you will want to buy this, either now or in the coming weeks while you still can.  Read on!

Toys R Us to Close 182 Stores

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Last year Toys R Us announced some problems and mentioned they may close some stores.  Today, USA Today has a list of 182 Toys R Us stores to close by April - including the two I frequent the most.   Check the list to see if your store will remain open.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,448: BB-8 (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 22, 2018

Round! Another BB-8 continues the tradition of not being an individually packaged Hasbro figure as part of a 3-pack!  It talks if you have a Force Link band.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Store Shelves, Porg Packs, and Star Cases

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 21, 2018

This week in Q&A - I assume you've seen The Last Jedi by now! What's with the lack of stores? It's an issue - but not necessarily what's hurting us. Porg pack poot. Do we need more? Star Cases - what happens when they bend? Uh... I don't know.

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

Star Wars Micro Force - Meet the New Fighter Pods

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 18, 2018

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One of the fun things about the toy world is seeing an old idea come back in a new form. Hasbro's Fighter Pods lasted for four series between 2011 and 2013 before being given the axe, but not before spanning all six movies and The Clone Wars. There were blind bags there were exclusives, and the whole collection could fit in a shoe box with room to spare. It was also the only line with Ziro the Hutt - I was sad to see it go. But hey, it's back! Micro Force Series 1 brings back 12 molds from those series with deco and tiny sculpt changes, with series 2 coming in a few months with characters from the newer films.

I'm still putting together a set, but out of five packets I got eight different figures. And there are differences from Fighter Pods - check out most of them after the break.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,447: Admiral Ackbar (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 17, 2018

If you haven't yet got him, the Admiral Ackbar (The Black Series 6-Inch)  is probably at a Toys R Us near you right now.  He has a cool blaster, an opening mouth, and one of the better alien paint jobs I've seen in a while - I like it.  Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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C'ai Threnalli is a new character with removable helmet and a Force Link chip.  The Flame Trooper is posed with both hands on the weapon and a new pose, perfect for troop building.  Finn vs. Phasma brings the duel from the end of the movie to life, with a new pike for Phasma and a new pose on the figure plus an all-new 3 3/4-inch Finn in First Order disguise.

 

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Q&A: Star Wars Chopper Redeco, Box Storage, and Episode IX

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 14, 2018

This week in Q&A - I assume you've seen The Last Jedi by now! Let's talk about Chopper! He's not in that movie but we'd like him in new colors. And box storage, and my uninteresting answer as to how I store my old boxes. Oh - and Episode IX. It's a mystery, and it's two years off!

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,445: Rey (Jedi Training, The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The single-carded Rey (Jedi Training, The Last Jedi Line Look)  is a lot like the one in the two-pack - but there are minor difference.  Minor differences.   Do you need them all?  You might, if you're obsessive like so many of us.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,444: First Order Stormtrooper (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, January 8, 2018

In the old days, we'd see the same figure sold for year - now we're getting minor changes not just in the toys, but the movies too.  The First Order Stormtrooper (The Last Jedi Line Look) has a new helmet, a second blaster, and a slightly different pose in addition to its sound chip.  Is it time to build another army?   Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Spirit, Yoda, and Luke's Lost Limb

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 7, 2018

This week in Q&A - I assume you've seen The Last Jedi by now! Yoda! Let's talk about Yoda. And Force Ghosts - can we talk about more of those yet? Also Luke's lost hand, a story which remains a mystery.

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

The Ongoing Kmart Sears Death Spiral

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 4, 2018

Yet another list of Kmart and Sears store closures has been posted, furthering the former retail giant's goal of exiting several states.  This batch is set to close by mid-April, and this may be your last chance to visit the once-proud Kmart.  Thousands of years ago Kmart was king over Walmart and Target, and today both Kmart and Sears combined have just a few hundred stores left.   When going on your toy hunts, enjoy your stroll through those aisles as we're in a constantly changing era.

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