Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,800: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (Kenner, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 13, 2021

A blast from the past from right now: Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (Kenner, The Black Series 6-Inch). This one takes an existing mold, and paints it in 1978 colors. The cloth cape is gone, replaced by a vinyl cape - which works surprisingly well. This is absolutely more of an art piece or a display piece - and it's seemingly sold out for a while. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,799: R2-Series Astromech Droid White with Red Panels

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 12, 2021

Today's Figure of the Day comes from a theme park: R2-Series Astromech Droid White with Red Panels. I took a while to get to a lot of these droids, but the white dome look is pretty distinctive - and the red panels are a little bit different than some of the other ones Disney put out. It doesn't remind me of any specific droid in any of the TV shows or films, but at least it looks different than a lot of the other figures in my droid collection. Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Mail-Away Offers, Logos, and Rabbits

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 11, 2021

This week in Q&A - Logos! Are they ruining everything? And Mail-Away Offers - they were great, weren't they? I wouldn't expect to see them again. And let's talk about Jaxxon, because we can.

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!

Ad: New Hasbro Star Wars, Transformers, Joes, and Everything Else at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 9, 2021

Ad: Get New Bundles, Hasbro, and Funko at Entertainment Earth! This week: The newest Hasbro Star Wars Vintage and Black Series figures - and Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Marvel Legends! First up: The Vintage Collection Gaming Greats. The Electrostaff Purge Trooper is an Entertainment Earth exclusive.

 

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Next up: The Vintage Collection's latest wave of original trilogy redux.

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New from The Black Series, figures from two partially revealed waves of figures. Also, bring me the helmet of Wedge Antilles!

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New from The Black Series, the single figures from those waves! Koska Reeves, Lando Calrissian, Aurra Sing, Tech, and let's just say it's all thriller no filler.

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Adam's Star Wars Newsletter Returns... with Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest Coverage and More

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, April 9, 2021

As Captain Beefheart once said to hecklers, "I'm going to do what I want to do!"

I don't much like coding or social media or anything like that - but I love writing about toys.  Back in the 1990s I ran a Star Wars email newsletter called ASWN, Adam's Star Wars Newsletter, as a dial-up text email blasted out to people.  I may set up a new email server, but I brought it back as a 1995-chic web page with all the new info from today's Hasbro Pulse announcements, and some updates on upcoming comics, streaming shows, and conventions that you may have missed.

Click here to return to 1995 with a brand new issue of Adam's Star Wars newsletter.  It's all text.  That's how I want to do it.   If you don't like it, there are lots of other web pages not written by cranky middle-aged fans who started writing about toys as cranky teenage fans.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,798: Greef Karga (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 8, 2021

Today in Figure of the Day: Greef Karga (The Vintage Collection). He's based on the season two costume, which looks great - that means he traded the mustache for a beard, and it's a little thin on this figure. Still, the costume translates nicely to a toy and the range of motion is pretty good considering his robes. The blaster has a working holster, too. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,797: The Child (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: The Child (The Black Series 6-Inch). This one was packed with Target's exclusive 6-inch Mando, and has an arm permanently raised, reaching out. Also the flying pram from the end of season one. It's tiny, but is it worth a $15 upcharge over a standard Mandalorian figue... that you'll probably never ever see in stores anyway? Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,796: R5-Series Astromech Droid White with Purple Panels

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, April 5, 2021

Today in Figure of the Day: R5-Series Astromech Droid White with Purple Panels. This sat unopened in my basement for a while, but this is a really cool design with unique paint masks on the dome - and the same purple body you saw before. And it's from late 2015. Did you get one - is it too late? Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Retro Figures, Malls, Filler

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, April 4, 2021

This week in Q&A - Retro figures! What's next? And Goodbye to another goood mall. And... that's it? Slow week.

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!

Ad: Deep Anniversary Discounts and New Releases at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 1, 2021

Ad: Get New Bundles, Hasbro, and Funko at Entertainment Earth! This week: Deadpool, Star Wars, MUSCLE, The Rock, and more! Be sure to get the $25 bundles for The Black Series from Hasbro and Super7's M.U.S.C.L.E.. Also be sure to look at new deals and specials as well as classic Entertainment Earth t-shirts.

 

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Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,795: Din Djarin (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, April 1, 2021

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Din Djarin (The Black Series 6-Inch). He's got a removable helmet with a nose bump, a little green sidekick, some slabs of metal, and a floating baby stroller - plus some other stuff. It's not cheap, but you get a lot in the box if you can find one. Read on.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,794: Princess Leia (Bespin Escape, The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Princess Leia (Bespin Escape, The Vintage Collection). I assumed this was just a head swap, but it looks like nearly every piece added new elements when compared to the 11-year-old Hoth Leia figure. Having said that, the articulation is largely very much like that figure, minus any of the Rogue One-era improvements like the improved leg articulation. Still, she's great, and that's a marvelous head sculpt. The last time we got a new version of this costume was Power of the Jedi, so get this one. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,793: R0-Series Astromech Droid Black with Orange

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, March 29, 2021

Today's Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day: R0-Series Astromech Droid Black with Orange. This might be at a theme park still - I haven't been by in a few years so I can't say. This was one of the most recent part drops at Disney, which was five years ago. Do you need it? No - but it's really cool and one of only two R0 droid domes to be made so far, making it essential for me at the very least. Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Ewoks, Size Issues, and The Really Big Ships

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, March 28, 2021

This week in Q&A - Bigger ships! There's always a bigger ship. Also Size matters - yes, 6-inch is more popular. (3 3/4-inch fans are louder, though.) And more Ewoks - sure, let's try that.

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 2,792: The Child (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, March 25, 2021

Via the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: The Child (The Vintage Collection). He's tiny. He has a the hovering pram and a frog. He also costs more than the 6-inch scale one - but you will probably want this one anyway. Also I was surprised to actually see this at a Target last night. Read on!