Amazon Price Drop - Cheap Black Series

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Over on Amazon this time of year, prices are in flux changing daily or even every few hours.  In particular, Star Wars: The Black Series Deluxe Figures seem to be getting cheaper.  I noticed the Speeder Bike and Jabba the Hutt were each around $22, and may be different by the time you see this.

 

That makes each item about half price, which ain't bad.

Q&A: Amiibo Venting, Toy Delays, Expanded Universe Foibles

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 14, 2014



We're experiencing a few technical difficulties this week in Q&A! Let's talk dock problems - it's the season to delay things. Also Expanded Universe slate cleaning - might we come out ahead?

As always, send in your questions for next time. Read on!

The Force Awakens Character Names Revealed via Trading Card

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, December 11, 2014

Want to see something new - that's old?  Entertainment Weekly posted a bunch of faux Topps trading cards with The Force Awakens character names on them.  

Be sure to check these out - unless you consider finding out that the red lightsaber dude doesn't have "Darth" in his name is an Episode VII spoiler, which, let's be honest, would happen at a toy store or somewhere else anyway.

Q&A: Star Wars Girl Figures, PR Fun, and Black Series Packaging

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, December 7, 2014

This week in Q&A: Let's talk girl figures - it's not a great year for them, is it? Well... it'll get better. And PR - what is it for? Should we expect more? And Black Series package variants are also a thing we can discuss.

As always, send in your questions for next time. Read on!

Ad: Entertainment Earth Has Lightsaber Daily Deal

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ad: Star Wars Lightsabers up to 25% Off at Entertainment Earth!  For one day only, get a big discount on FX and Ultimate FX LightsabersClick here to check availability and hurry, because the deal ends at Midnight!

Also get Free Shipping on in-stock orders $79 or greater!

Amazon's Exclusive Star Wars Jedi Force Imperial Forces Set In Stock Now

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, December 2, 2014

After some considerable waiting, Amazon's mysterious (and delayed) Playskool Heroes Star Wars Jedi Force Imperial Forces Pack is up for order and in stock for a mere $19.99 (free Prime shipping).

In it, you'll find a mix of new and previously available molds with 6 total figures. A Shadow Stormtrooper, white Stormtrooper, Bike Scout, Snowtrooper, TIE FIghter Pilot, and Sandtrooper can be yours if you place an order before they go away.

Q&A: Star Wars Teasers, Exclusives of Tomorrow, and Calrissians

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 30, 2014

It's time for Q&A until I scrape the bottom of the mailbag, then I get to go on break! Until then: Walgreens Black Series Exclusives - should we expect more? And Lando - will he be back? All this and let's talk not spoilery Episode 7 stuff because we can.

As always, send in your questions for next time. Read on!

BREAKING: Force Awakens Teaser Trailer UP

By Mike — Friday, November 28, 2014

"There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?" Check out he highly anticipated Teaser Trailer #1 for Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens after the jump! Lots to see including a cast of new characters and some awesome footage of the Millennium Falcon. The release is still over a year away, but we can't wait!

The Force Awakens Trailer Online, In Some Theaters Friday

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, November 27, 2014

In case you missed the memo, 88 seconds of teaser trailer will be posted to the iTunes tomorrow - or you can go see The Force Awakens' big-screen debut at select theaters.  Since you'll probably be working (like me) or shopping (like everyone else), I suggest going the online route while you're in line.  

Galactic Hunter Video Theater Presents: Star Wars Rebels - Gathering Forces

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, November 24, 2014

The second half of the first-ever two-parter of Star Wars Rebels is "Gathering Forces," which is to story what a Snickers bar is to a balanced dinner. It was an exciting episode from effects, space combat, and drama perspectives - but it suffers from another common thread of the two-parter. This is that there's really no reason to split a story across two installments beyond amortizing things like sets and costumes, and in the case of this episode I think I've only spotted a couple of new things. However, we also get some really amazing effects sequences that are both totally new and also manage to feel like they were spawned out of the 1980s school of special effects. The creators deserve massive credit for pulling that off.

Since last week's was so good, you'll want to see how it ends up and what happens to Tseebo. But this episode is more about "how" than "what." Read on for more!

Q&A: Star Wars Vehicles, Action Figure Storage, and Why Paper Bags Rock

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 23, 2014

Welcome to Q&A. This week - Toy Storage! To Insanity, and Beyond! We look at storing big wide figures, and the merits of Tackle Boxes - I assume you've bought some. Also, Die-Cast Metal Vehicles - dare you brave the malls to find the latest? All this and more awaits you in the infinite paragraphs of the unknown.

As always, send in your questions for next time. Read on!

Target's Star Wars Rebels Titan Series 12-Inch Action Figure Set - $39.99

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, November 23, 2014

If you aren't afraid to admit you like them, Target's Star Wars Rebels Titan Series 12-Inch Action Figure Set is $10 off, down to $39.99.  Also on sale is their matching Marvel set and a Transformers Age of Extinction collection.

Amazon Black Friday Deals Now - Cheap Tackle Boxes, Star Wars Stuffs

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, November 22, 2014

Many of you have asked me "What tackle boxes do you use to store your 3 3/4-inch Star Wars figures?" There are two kinds, but one of them is actually on sale now on Amazon.  A Plano 2-3700 Prolatch Stowaway 4-pack (you'll want more) should store about 48 standard-sized figures, and it's $17.99 with free Prime shipping, click here to get it.

Also, Amazon has a small suite of Star Wars deals, but nothing crazy - some half-price figures, a few older games, and so forth.  If there are deals being held back for the real Black Friday, we don't know them yet, but you can click here to see what they're calling their Black Friday specials right now.

Strange Magic - New Lucasfilm Movie Trailer

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, November 21, 2014

While erronneously reported as a sequel to Frozen, Strange Magic is a new fantasy musical from George Lucas and Disney.   Due out in January, the CG-animated movie boasts quite an impressive voice cast as well as animation from some of the Rango people.  And now we've got a look at the trailer for a movie that could also probably be called Shrek Minus Shrek.  It's worth checking out, so do so after the break.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,106: Luke Skywalker (Hoth - The Black Series 2014)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, November 18, 2014

If you got the vintage figure from a couple years back, the Luke Skywalker (Hoth - The Black Series 2014) action figure offers a new head and a little less paint. He lost a couple of really cool tampos, but he has a noggin that's more like what Kenner made before the change to Hasbro, with a scarf hanging off the side.  This is probably your go-to "vintage 1982 upgrade" until Hasbro decides to start doing intentionally wrong paintjobs - so read on!