Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,728: Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 24, 2020

Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios (The Black Series 6-Inch) is available now - but it's not in big box stores, as it's a fan channel exclusive. What does that mean? Order it online, or ask if your local comic shop has it.  It's big and cool, but it's $10 more than a regular figure.  Is it worth it?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,727: Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 22, 2020

There are two releases of this Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper, The Vintage Collection) - last year's was in a 3-pack for SDCC, and this year's is on a cardback as pictured.  The blasters are a tiny bit different.  The head sculpts are new for these releases, while the Stormtrooper  body is pretty old.  Is it worth it?  Well, it's better than the last one. Read on!

Q&A: Retro Figures, Star Wars Nomenclature, and Packaging Judging

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, September 21, 2020

This week in Q&A - Server outages are real! Sorry about the delay. Retro figures! You're not missing any news Also some revised nomenclature - we're not renaming anything here. And the best packaging - which is worth a look, after 25 years of remakes.

 

Also don't forget PulseCon is this weekend... and start skipping your pricey coffees, you're going to need that money.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. The mailbag is empty. Read on!

 

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,726: Clone Commander Wolffe (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 17, 2020

Check out Clone Commander Wolffe (The Vintage Collection)!  There are new parts, there are old parts, and there's a great new head sculpt in there with the scarred eye.   If you see it, go ahead and get one.  Or order online, as that is the way these things are done now.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,725: K-2SO (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 15, 2020

We assure you, K-2SO (The Vintage Collection) is new! Lots of articulation and paint has been added to this 3 3/4-inch figure, which you may have bought a couple of times in other formats by now.  The spin-off with the character is a ways off, but at least you can enjoy having him early... or late.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Clones, More Distribution, and Things We Know But Don't

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 13, 2020

This week in Q&A - Clones! You're late to the party, so what should you buy? Also some distribution questions - things changed a bit here in the last few years. And unknown knowns - look, some things I just can't talk about yet.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. The mailbag is down to one question, so I need yours! Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,724: Power Droid (Lars Family Homestead, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 10, 2020

It's in the movie! But not on the cardback photo.   Power Droid (Lars Family Homestead, The Vintage Collection) can be yours, if you order online or find one in the wild at one per case.  It's a retool of a previously exclusive Hasbro droid, but now it has a new hat - and tons of new deco, so it looks great.  Read on!

New at GameStop - Darth Nihilus figure from The Black Series

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, September 9, 2020

3860 New pre-order notice:  Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Darth Nihilus The Black Series Action Figure Only at GameStop.  The 6-inch action figure is $24.99 and is due around October 26.  It includes a lightsaber and unlike most figures these days, has cloth elements.  Click here to see if you can still order one.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,723: Kit Fisto (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Hey it's Kit Fisto (The Black Series 6-Inch!  It's the new Obi-Wan body with new hands and a new head. And the wrong lightsaber.  But odds are your average collector won't notice, so it just looks like Kit Fisto, which is how it should look.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Know-It-Alls, Galaxy's Edge, and Finding Stuff, Finally

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 6, 2020

This week in Q&A - New finds! It's reset season! Also some hard to answer questions - not everybody knows everything. And launch days - look, I'm not a fan, and neither are retailers these days.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. The mailbag is almost empty. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,722: General Leia Organa (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, September 3, 2020

Coming out of The Last Jedi toy launch, General Leia Organa (The Black Series 6-Inch) is a marvelous pre-"real" printing face figure.  She might even be one of the best figures out of that launch with exceptionally good articulation and pretty great deco.  You can also still buy her for retail or below if you look around.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,721: R6-Series Astromech Droid Silver with Purple

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Not from Target! This Disney parks exclusive R6-Series Astromech Droid Silver with Purple is something you could build together - we're reviewing these guys as unique domes and the body build, well, that's up to you.  There are more domes than bodies and there's a ton of purple. Read on!

Target's Galaxy's Edge Millennium Falcon - In Stock

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 30, 2020

3859 If memory serves the big Millennium Falcon debuted for about $180 in 2008, about 12 years ago, as part of Star Wars: The Legacy Collection.  At the time, we thought it was the final "midnight madness," and possibly the beginning of the end - it wasn't. The ship had ups and downs, and got reissued in Toys R Us-exclusive a few years later was $250 thanks to increases in labor and materials costs.

Click here to check availability at Target.com.  As of right now it is expected to be online only due to cost and size.  Will it go on sale later?  Well, given its high price, we don't have a precedent for knowing the edition size.

Q&A: Star Was Vehicle Reissues, Bill and Ted Ramblings, and Not Much Else

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 30, 2020

This week in Q&A - Speederbike reissues! I wouldn't count on them any time soon. And... that's it! We're out of questions this week - send more, won't you?

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. The mailbag is still empty. Read on!

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Day at Target - New Droids!

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 30, 2020

3858 A bunch of Galaxys Edge Trading Outpost items are hitting Target stores (and Target.com) today - but a complete list was not made available.   Repacks of the theme park exclusive Commander Pyre, Hondo Ohnaka, and DJ R-3X are joined by all-new Captain Cardinal 6-inch figures.  The big Millennium Falcon is, so far, an online only reissue. There are new roleplay blasters, plushies, and Funko Pop!s too - but what I found the most interesting are these Hasbro Droid Depot figures.  There are 6 of them for $9.99 each under DPCI 087-16-1746.