Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,941: The Mandalorian (Beskar, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: The Mandalorian (Beskar, The Retro Collection). It's a Kenner-style figure that adds a cloth cape, but keeps the same blasters as before. It's a good upgrade, but not quite as bright silver as the first one from 2021. Having said that, it's fun and you should probably look him up if you're still on board for Kenner stuff. Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Badder, BatchierVia Amazon, here is a sponsored link and I get a few pennies if you buy something: Prime Day Deals. Some neat stuff - 30% off the Mandalorian NERF blaster, 50% off some LEGO and Bad Batch Vintage sets, and a lot of other stuff - but I couldn't find any records. I did find some Imaginext stuff though - there's a nice Batman set.

 

There were some Super7 ReAction discounts, some Funko stuff, a few NECA figures, and some other odds and ends. It's worth a peek. If any exclusive toys are launching for this promotion, I haven't seen them at press time.

Q&A: Star Wars Kenner Droids and Classic Collectibles

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 10, 2022

This week in Q&A - Chrome! How come we're not seeing much of it these days? Also kids these days, can they even collect? Well... maybe.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. The mailbag is out of on-topic questions, so if you got some, send some in. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,940: See-Threepio (C-3PO, Droids, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 7, 2022

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: C-3PO (Droids, The Vintage Collection). It's an exclusive and it's got a coin! This figure is much shorter than the 1985 original, but the colors are excellent and he has removable panels... with some gaps you can see through at some angles. Obviously, I like it. Collect all 3! Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,939: Bo-Katan Kryze (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 5, 2022

More fun from the 1980s... by way of 2022! Bo-Katan Kryze (The Retro Collection). It's a Kenner-style figure that is a lot of fun to fuss with. She has brighter colors than her other figures, but the Kenner-esque deco is a mixed bag - the helmet probably has too much fine detail while the breastplate armor is completely unpainted. I still dig it - she fits in great with your old 1970s and 1980s Kenner vehicles and playsets, which tends to be one of the very best reasons to buy these new releases.Obviously, I recommend them all.

Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Endcaps and Mandalorians Before The Mandalorian

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 3, 2022

This week in Q&A - Mandalorians! Who makes these things up? Also Endcap Envy! Why can't you always get what you want?

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. The mailbag is out of on-topic questions, so if you got some, send some in. Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 30, 2022

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,938: Boba Fett (Droids, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 30, 2022

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Boba Fett (Droids, The Vintage Collection). It's an exclusive and it's got a coin! It's nicely articulated and since the old 1980s Droids Boba Fett wasn't in cartoon colors, this is more than a little bit of a welcome addition to a tiny sub-line. Collect all 3! Read on!

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By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,937: The Armorer (The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: The Armorer (The Retro Collection). It's a Kenner-style figure with a sculpt that looks like it came out of 1983 and a furry cape that's clever, yet unlike anything I can point to from the original toy line. I really like these guys, but they're not for everybody - if you have a big actual vintage Kenner toy stash in your toy box, these are some of the best things I've bought in ages.  Plus she has a giant hammer for smashing Stormtrooper heads. Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Jawas and Old Buyers

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 26, 2022

This week in Q&A - Fans! Do we know who is buying what? Well, we think so. Also Teekla erasure. Where's our Kenner-style Jawas?

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. The mailbag is out of on-topic questions, so if you got some, send some in. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,936: ARC Trooper (Umbra Operative, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 23, 2022

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: ARC Trooper (Umbra Operative, The Vintage Collection). It's an exclusive and it's colored to match your Halloween stuff! Also the Battlefront II game. I like it. Read on!

Kenner The Mandalorian Figures Wave 1 - 11% Off at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Star Wars The Mandalorian The Retro Collection Action Figures Wave 1 Case of 8This is an affiliate link for the Star Wars The Mandalorian The Retro Collection Action Figures Wave 1 Case of 8 for 78.00, but really, this post is about me trying to convince you to try out Kenner figures.

I want to live in a world with more of them. Back in the 1970s fans of Star Wars had no TV series, no computer games, or even VCRs in most cases. You could see comics or novels, or maybe some Super 8 reels, but most likely your platform of choice for living Star Wars at home were Kenner's $2 3 3/4-inch action figures. (I remember seeing them as high as $4.99 at Long's Drug Stores - which I paid, to get my Wicket - back around 1984. Highway robbery.)

For fans over 40, it's a pretty safe bet those action figures are a big part of why they're Star Wars fans today - either they held on to theirs with an iron grip, or their parents forced them to sell them, and they've been chasing them down ever since. I was the former - and I bought figures from the latter at garage sales.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,935: Boba Fett (Morak, The Retro Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Boba Fett (Morak, The Retro Collection). This is one of my favorite figures in years - it incorporates elements of the 1979 Kenner figure, like his unique backpack design, while also modernizing it with an all-new but still appropriately retro helmet sculpt and coloring. If you're in your 40s - or maybe late 30s - this could be a fun throwback to put with your other childhood toys. I don't know if younger fans will flock to this one, but it hasn't left my general workspace since getting it nearly a month ago. I'd strongly recommend it if Kenner toys were ever on your wish list as a child. Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Vaders and Anakins, But I Repeat Myself

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 19, 2022

This week in Q&A - Revenge of a Sith! Has it really been years since we last got a new Episode III Anakin? Also Vader redux - new or no? Would you believe I'm not 100% sure either?

If that wasn't enough, I also added a wild and uninformed prediction about a future HasLab vehicle offering.  What do you think?

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. The mailbag is out of on-topic questions, so if you got some, send some in. Read on!