Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,745: BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, black and silver body, black and silver head)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A mishmash of droid parts, the BB-Series Droid (BB-8-style droid, black and silver body, black and silver head) adds the black repaint you know you want in your stash. Presumably.  Black repaints of robots are a proud tradition and a sub-collection you'll find in many other toy lines, but are generally found overseas.   Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,744: BB-Series Droid (BB-9-style droid, red and silver body, white and red head)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Now disappearing from Target is this exclusive BB-Series Droid (BB-9-style droid, red and silver body, white and red head) as part of a two-pack. It's cool! It's small. But it's not delicious - it may look like fruit, but it's a robot.  Don't make the same mistake as some guy I just made up. Read on!

Amazon's Star Wars Black Series Speeder Bike Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 26, 2020

3872 Amazon posted its  Star Wars The Black Series Speeder Bike Scout Trooper and The Child Toys 6-Inch-Scale The Mandalorian Collectible Figure and Vehicle Set (Amazon Exclusive) today for $49.99, and this is an ad link where we might get a few pennies if you click it and order. (So please do.)

The set appears to be the 2014 Speeder Bike set with a new stand, new deco on everything, and a new satchel with a baby in it.  I

Disney Adds BB-H20 Droid for Pre-Order

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 26, 2020

3871 Because your wallet deserves no mercy, Disney Parks (and ShopDisney.com) added Star Wars Droid Factory Figure – BB-H20 today. It's $12.99 plus tax and shipping - which puts it at a bit under $20. Typically when I've had to go for these on eBay, that's pretty close to the best price I've been able to find.  The cardback illustration seems to place it on Crait from The Last Jedi, while the deco on the droid is certainly nondescript Christmas grab bag coloring.

Pre-Order The Mandalorian with The Child 3 3/4-Inch Figure at Walmart.com Now

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 26, 2020

3870 Revealed today: Star Wars The Vintage Collection Din Djarin (The Mandalorian) and The Child Toys, 3.75-inch-Scale Figures, Only at Walmart.  Pre-orders are live as of my writing this, and you can order one if you like - however Walmart has not delivered the items from the summer launches, so it's possible this also might get delayed a bit. Click here to order yours.

Q&A: Star Wars Big Playsets, Stretch Goals, and Repainted Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 25, 2020

This week in Q&A - HasLab Death Star! Not a thing, but it'd be nice. Stretch goals! I like what we got so far. And repaints - well, so far, they sell!

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!

Target's Galaxy's Edge Commander Pyre, R5-P8 Available for In-Store Pick-Up

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, October 24, 2020

3869 If you missed pre-orders a few days ago (or wanted to save on shipping) today is your lucky day!  Target.com added in-store pick-up Star Wars: The Black Series Commander Pyre and R5-P8 action figures from its Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge collection.  Click here for availability, they're currently $24.99 a piece.

Star Wars from Diamond Select Toys Again - New 7-Inch Boba Fett, Darth Maul

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 23, 2020

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Coming to Disney Stores and the online Disney Shop and who knows where else, new Diamond Select Star Wars Action Figures.  Boba Fett and Darth Maul kick off the line for $24.99 each, giving you a chance to get in on yet another new scale before it takes off.   If you weren't here for The Black Series, maybe give this one a whirl. Click here to pre-order.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,743: Luke Skywalker (Dagobah, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 23, 2020

Available in 40th anniversary packaging or in a 2-pack with Yoda, this Luke Skywalker (Dagobah, The Black Series 6-Inch) is a good one.   The articulation is well-integrated, the accessories are well-selected, and the price of the two-pack is, well, high.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,742: R2-Series Astromech Droid (R2-Series silver dome with purple, white body with purple, bartender)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 22, 2020

It's a R2-Series Astromech Droid (R2-Series silver dome with purple, white body with purple, bartender)!  Why? No idea.  This makes four flavors of drink droid, and as far as I know this one has no precedent in the movies, cartoons, comics, or games. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,741: BB-BOO20 (Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 21, 2020

While we wait to find out what this year's holiday exclusive is - if there is one - we can look at the other holiday exclusive, BB-BOO20 (Droid Factory Line Look)!  It's a little pumpkin.  It's cute, and you can order it online for around $20 shipped. It's more than the $13 at the theme parks, but you're probably not going to the theme parks. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,740: Admiral Ackbar (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Admiral Ackbar!  This is the second version of him in the 6-inch range, the first being a sequel-based Toys R Us exclusive that seems to share parts with this one.   I wonder how long Hasbro had this one in the works?  It's cool - but has some weird leg stripe alignment issues and lacks the baton all the older fans wish were there as a nod to Kenner's original.  Read on!

Target's Galaxy's Edge R5-P8 and Commander Pyre 6-Inch Star Wars Black Series Coming This Weekend?

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 19, 2020

3867 Today Target.com listed Star Wars The Black Series Commander Pyre and Star Wars The Black Series R5-P8!  Commander Pyre is a rerelease of the figure sold at the theme parks last year (see Commander Pyre, FOTD #2,622) and looks largely the same.  The multi-pack at Disney parks also included a MSE droid.   R5-P8 is a debut - and the 6-inch scale action figures are supposedly hitting stores on Sunday. 

Q&A: Star Wars QC, Playsets, and Lost in Space

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, October 18, 2020

This week in Q&A - Lost in Space! Lost in shipment? More playsets! I don't know of any coming yet. And QC - are vehicles holding up as well as they should?

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 2,739: Imperial Stormtrooper (The Mandalorian/Rogue One, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 16, 2020

Whatever you think he comes from, the design docs make sure Imperial Stormtrooper (The Mandalorian/Rogue One, The Black Series 6-Inch) covers a couple of bases.  It's a new mold! There's.... an unfinished head under the helmet? The articulation is closer to that of a very good 3 3/4-inch figure. And you  will want dozens.  Read on!