Q&A: Star Wars Licenses and New Movie Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 19, 2020

This week in Q&A - License Renewals! Yes, 2020 is/was the year it was set to expire. And the 3 3/4-inch line may be the force that joins this site's readers together... but well, you know. Nothing last forever without changes here and there.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,656: Heavy Infantry Mandalorian (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, January 18, 2020

We had a brief server outage, which is why we're late posting about this Heavy Infantry Mandalorian (The Black Series 6-Inch)  - which was on the blog as scheduled, so hooray tenacity.  It's a great figure and Best Buy seems to be out for now.  Will you have another crack at it in the future?  Well, I hope so, it's superb. I don't care if you don't like the show, this figure is so cool you old crusty people are going to want one.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,656: Cara Dune (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 14, 2020

It's Cara Dune (The Black Series 6-Inch)!  If you watched The Mandalorian, you probably want this figure. It's a good one - there's a knife, and the hole in the boot to store it in is well-hidden and nicely integrated.   Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars On Demand, and Custom Heads or Head Swapping

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 12, 2020

This week in Q&A - Generic made-on-demand warriors? Could this be something we ever see in stores? Also head swapping doesn't always work, so don't get your hopes up. And let's take a brief look ahead at 2020!

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,654: Offworld Jawa (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Egg! Is not included with the Offworld Jawa (The Black Series 6-Inch) but it's still a decent figure.  Its popularity will no doubt increase over time as people actually watch The Mandalorian, so go ahead and get one (or six) now before the rest of the world catches on.  Read on!

Target Restocking The Mandalorian Carbonized Graphite Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, January 8, 2020

If you missed it - like I did - Hasbro did another run of the Star Wars The Black Series Carbonized Collection The Mandalorian Toy Figure (Target Exclusive) for US Target stores.   It's $24.99, and I would go as far as to say it looks good enough to  be worth the five bucks.   I saw a few out and about today, so check your local stores - and don't trust the in-store inventory checkers online, go look.  My store said they had none online, and sure enough, there it was.  Good hunting!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,653: Finn (Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Oddly this Finn (Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch) seems to have already dried up around these parts - as the only Hasbro Finn from The Rise of Skywalker, at least to date, you might want to get one if you stumble on one.  The 5-inch line has been reported as being as low as $3-$5 at various Kroger-owned grocery stores and Walmarts, and they're well worth that price.  Particularly Finn, as it's a nicely-sculpted figure with great articulation and no problems standing.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Vintage Figures and The Rise of Skywalker

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, January 5, 2020

This week in Q&A - New Vintage Reveals... are probably not coming until Toy Fair. You got a lot late last year, most of which you forgot already. And ...more Vintage figures? I guess it's a theme week. The Rise of Skywalker definitely left room wide-open for more characters in that scale.

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,652: MSE Droid (The First Order, Galaxy's Edge, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 2, 2020

The not-so-new MSE Droid (The First Order, Galaxy's Edge, The Black Series 6-Inch) is amazingly well-decorated, with astonishingly good wear-and-tear paint right on the body.  It has wheels, it's small, and you can get it at Galaxy's Edge in a big expensive pack with another Kylo Ren.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,651: 3PO (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory, Galaxy's Edge)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Check out 3PO (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory, Galaxy's Edge)! He goes from black to gold, and uses the build-a-droid molds you've come to love.   A cold black droid turns gold in your hands, and it looks a little muddy if you hold it just right. It's cool.  Read on!

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?

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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!