Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,604: C-3PO (Droid Depot, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 18, 2019

Just different enough to make you mad... and it's better, too!  This Galaxy's Edge  C-3PO (Droid Depot, The Black Series 6-Inch) uses 4-LOM's arms to give you an all-gold C-3PO with jointed elbows.  The previous versions were rather stiff - this is a big improvement.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,603: Chopper (C1-10P, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 16, 2019

While you're distracted waiting for Comic-Con news, read about Chopper (C1-10P, The Black Series 6-Inch.)  This is a good one - there are claw arms in the dome, a claw in the torso, swappable legs, and a puff of fake plastic smoke.  It pretty much has it all.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Vehicles, SDCC, Exclusive Planet, HasLab II Revealed

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 14, 2019

This week in Q&A - Rumors of vehicles! Are reissues fun? Sure, let's speculate. And A world of exclusives! It's starting to sound pretty good.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Our mail bag is empty. Read on!

SDCC Panel - New Toys, Action Figures, and Statues with Entertainment Earth's Adam Pawlus

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 11, 2019

It's that time again! If you like action figures, vinyl figures, robots, toys, and other collectibles - which may or may not include Star Wars - you should come to New Toys, Action Figures, and Statues with Entertainment Earth's Adam Pawlus at 3:00 PM in room #9 on Thursday, July 18. You'll see over a hundred slides of debuts, reveals, and hopefully new-to-you toys and goodies from a variety of manufacturers.

Or you could not.
 


Come See Me Present New Toys at SDCC 2019!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,602: Rey (Batuu, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 11, 2019

This Rey (Batuu, The Black Series 6-Inch) from Galaxy's Edge is something I did not much want, but is still pretty impressive.  While the original release of this figure is plentiful and cheap, Disney's boxed set version has that realistic face printing that does make a big difference.  If you're good with your Rey collection, you don't need it - but if you want the very best?  Read on!

Sith Happens - Star Wars Sith Trooper Invades SDCC

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The official Star Wars site, PR people, and all sorts of fans saw the news that you can See the New Sith Trooper from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at SDCC 2019.  This means that the people behind the movies now know what smart, handsome toy professionals have known for years - red looks good on Stormtroopers.

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Funko, Hasbro, Loungefly, Topps, Rubie's (Hi Lenny!), Hot Toys, and more - interestingly, not Mattel - will be selling some first-look Sith Trooper action figures.  For those with memory issues, Hasbro has done "sneak preview" The Black Series figures for all of the Disney-era movies except for Solo, and nearly identical figures were released with different packaging and sometimes without some accessories later.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,601: BB-8 (Resistance line look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 9, 2019

BB-8 (Resistance line look) comes with that really cool Poe figure in a 2-pack you might see at a store near you now.  He's cleaner than usual, and this is one of the lower-priced ways to get a BB-8 these days.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Retro Collection, Big Playsets that Didn't Happen, and Secret Projects Happening Next Week

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 7, 2019

This week in Q&A - Secret projects! Happening next week? And Playsets of a Death Star variety. And The Retro Collection.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Our mail bag is empty. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,600: Chewbacca (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy 4th!  It's the first modern-era version of Chewbacca the wookiee on the original movie's cardback design, and it's a redeco of The Black Series 3 3/4-inch figure that you forgot they made.  This means it's really good, folks.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,599: Lando Calrissian (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, July 2, 2019

New if you can find it, the Lando Calrissian (The Vintage Collection) is theoretically shipping now!  He has a blaster, a cape, a scarf, and a working holster - plus an even better 3 3/4-inch likeness of Donald Glover.  If you can find it, you should get one.  Read on!

Q&A: Star Wars Playsets, Skywalkers, and Prices

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 30, 2019

This week in Q&A - Single Skywalkers! Is that a thing? And Playsets you can't find. And a Toy Tax update from this weekend, if the news is accurate and doesn't change six times by Christmas.

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Our mail bag is empty. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,598: Imperial Stormtrooper (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, June 27, 2019

This is it!  Tiny improvements over time have finally fallen to this all-new Imperial Stormtrooper based on the Rogue One redesign - the tell being the blaster.  It has more articulation and better, shinier detail than ever before.  But is it perfect?  It's certainly very very good - read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,597: Resistance A-Wing Pilot (The Last Jedi Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, June 25, 2019

This is the Resistance A-Wing Pilot from The Last Jedi red A-Wing Fighter.  She has a new head!  It's not just a repaint!  Granted, you'll have to squint to discover this.  Read on!

Limited Run Game Star Wars Nintendo and GameBoy Reissues on Kenner-Style Packaging

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, June 24, 2019

If you're a toy collector of a certain age, the 1978-1985 black and silver Kenner line look is a holy thing.  You saw it on action figures, vehicles, coloring books, and all sorts of toys (as "collectibles" were not really a thing) when you were a kid, and also at subsequent flea markets, garage sales, and guys named Ron's garages.

This look was out of vogue by 1991 when LucasFilm Games and JVC teamed up for Star Wars for the NES in 1991 and the GameBoy in 1992.  Star Wars was barely making a blip on the cultural radar with a few video games, some hollow figures from Dakin, and a small publishing program at what primitive humans of that era referred to as "book stores," some of which sold video games out of the back.   This game was not necessarily a gem of its era, but it sold well on the strength of the license and of the hope that it would be great.

For those of you who missed out in the 1991 and 1992 era, or the reissues later, or the reissues of the reissues, you've got one more chance on June 28 (assuming you don't buy the originals off of eBay for about ten bucks a pop first.)

Q&A: Star Wars Naming, Small Screen Expectations, and That Store

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 23, 2019

This week in Q&A - Vintage nomenclature! Proving pedantry persists! And The Mandalorian. Oh, we have expectations. And Toys R Us talk - as there has been a lot. Read on!

Be sure you send in your questions for next time. Our mail bag is empty. Read on!