Q&A: Bongo Fury, Star Wars Merchandising, and Rogue One Threevisited

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 1, 2017

This week in Q&A - The Gungan Bongo Sub! Who wants to be disappointed? Star Wars Merchandising! Is Disney losing money by not doing more? Maybe, but there's a bigger picture here. And Rogue One - what else might be fun?

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

Ad: Rogue One Wave 3 Star Wars Action Figures IN STOCK at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, December 31, 2016

Star Wars Rogue One 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Wave 3 Set Ad: You probably haven't seen them in the wild, so get Bodhi Rook, Grand Admiral Thrawn, the Scarif Stormtrooper, a Death Trooper, Jyn Erso in Disguise, and Princess Leia in Star Wars Rogue One 3 3/4-Inch Action Figures Wave 3 Set at Entertainment Earth! They're in stock now and the set qualifies for free shipping.

Final List of Kmart, Sears Closures for 2016

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 30, 2016

Former retail giants Kmart and Sears have been finding their customer base becoming more selective, as some major cities have closed a store or three per year until all that is left is one or two stores to serve a couple million people.   This week, Business Insider posts Sears and Kmart are closing more stores - see if your store is on the list. (Mine wasn't.)   With only a handful of stores remaining, exclusives are tougher to come by and it's less frequently a stop on a typical toy tun for many of us. 

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Ad: Save Up to 95% at Entertainment Earth's Year-End Clearance Sale

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 29, 2016

 

Ad: It's that time! The Entertainment Earth Year-End Clearance Sale is on now, with items up to 95% off. You can get items as little as $1! Star Wars, Hasbro, Batman, KISS, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek, and much ore are up for grabs. Over 1,000 items, in fact - hurry, and get free shipping in the USA on select items!

Star Wars Force Awakens Black Series Kylo Ren 6-Inch Figure Star Wars Black Imperial Navy Commander 3 3/4-Inch Figure Nerf Vortex Ammo Disc Refills Star Wars Black Series Dutch Vander 3 3/4-Inch Action Figure Batman Black & White by Tony Millionaire Statue EE Exclusive

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,325: Director Krennic (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 29, 2016

Hey kids, it's Director Krennic!  The 6-inch figure has a cool gun, a nice cape, and a surprisingly good sculpt.   He's also showing up a lot more lately - you might find this one in stores now!  Read on.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,324: 501st Legion Clone Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 28, 2016

This 6-inch 501st Legion Clone Trooper is in a gift set at Entertainment Earth right now!  It's pretty amazing - the damage deco is some of Hasbro's best, and the blue markings are indeed blue.   Read on for more!

RIP Carrie Fisher 1956 - 2016

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sources are reporting that following a heart attack, Carrie Fisher is dead at 60.  Entertainment Weekly has a full story.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,323: C-3PO (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 27, 2016

This 6-inch C-3PO just hit this year, sporting a red arm from The Force Awakens.  There are two flavors of cherry arms - this is the brighter of the two.  There's one with two golden arms exclusive to Walgreens, hitting wider distribution as I type this.   Have you found yours yet?   Should you get this one?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,322: Scarif Stormtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 26, 2016

Walmart's 6-inch Scarif Stormtrooper is a lot like its exclusive 3 3/4-inch version.  Heck, it seems if you need one, Walmart.com still has a few.     It's a nice figure, with good deco, and you probably wish you could get more of it.  Such is the state of army builders in the Disney era.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Vehicle Opportunities, Italy, and Super Articulation Again

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 25, 2016

This week in Q&A - The Lost Vehicles of Rogue One - why aren't there more toys? Also Italian Exclusives - first our arctic circle candy, now Republic Troopers. And 3 3/4-inch super articulated figures. Who doesn't enjoy a few of those?

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

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,321: Clone Trooper (442nd Siege Battalion, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, December 23, 2016

If you IM me regularly throughout the work week, odds are you want a Clone Trooper (442nd Siege Battalion) action figure! This exclusive is at Entertainment Earth right now, and you can buy it as part of a set of 4 figures in a nifty slipcase.   If you got Christmas Money to spend, read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,320: Death Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 22, 2016

The reality of the Death Trooper may not be as cool as the mystery box provided to us by the marketing, but the armor design is pretty cool.  It has two blasters, Darth Vader's belt buckle, and a height above that of normal troopers.   Should you pick up this 6-inch Imperial trooper?  I assume you already have, but read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,319: Captain Cassian Andor (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Captain Cassian Andor is one of the cool new characters in Rogue One, and this version is exclusive to Target.   It's an amazing sculpt that really could use a repainted head.   It's pretty good otherwise - how many figures have 3-piece blasters?   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,318: K-2SO (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Now that I've seen Rogue One, I assume you have too with a look at the 6-inch K-2SO action figure from Hasbro.  It's pretty good, and doesn't include a blaster like some early packaged press photos.   If you thought he was the best part of the movie, I have little doubt that you'll find him the best action figure.  Read on!

Found: 6-Inch Cheap Hasbro Star Wars Figures, Again

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, December 19, 2016

But wait, there's more!   If you enjoyed the cheap 6-inch figures we found a few months ago, there are now more.  The first series was an overseas exclusive with Finn, Kylo Ren, First Order Stormtrooper, First Order Flametrooper, and Darth Vader.  The second series showed up at Dollar General, Family Dollar, and the like with Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Kanan Jarrus, and a repack of Darth Vader making his US debut.  A new series just hit Big Lots stores in the USA at a mere $6.00 each with the previous series, but also Rey and Darth Maul.  If you've missed these so far, they're the same size as your The Black Series collection - just cheaper and with less articulation.