Adam Pawlus QandA

Q&A: Star Wars Retail Comeback (Is Not Happening Soon), Reissues, and Vehicles

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 9, 2020

This week in Q&A - The new Falcon! I don't have one, but I did read the press release. Are retail toy experiences over? If you're a collector, it seems that way - at least for now. And more reissues - I'd expect more.

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Q&A: Star Wars Exclusive Drops, Collector Engagement, and Warped Senses of Cardbacks

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 2, 2020

This week in Q&A - Happy 25 years of toy journalism-ish, me! Oh wait, that's not a question. But collector engagement brings up some issues! And so does warped cards and weird pre-orders in the middle of the night. That seems about where we are now.

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Q&A: Star Wars Crowdfunding, Third Party Bootlegs, and Sisters

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 26, 2020

This week in Q&A - Crowdfunding! It's still popular. Third party stuff! Bootlegs, fan-made, knockoffs, it's a complicated world and Hasbro brought the hammer down on one manufacturer this week. And Tonnika sisters, because that's a thing we talk about and who doesn't love disappointment? It's something to read at home when you're not working or watching Floor Is Lava.

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Q&A: Star Wars Vintage, 3 3/4-Inch Figures, HasLab Again

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 19, 2020

This week in Q&A - 3 3/4-inch figures! Because of course. And skipped waves aren't skipped yet. Also HasLab, because, well, why not. That Sentinel sure got funded fast, didn't it?

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Q&A: Star Wars Vehicles and More HasLab Fun

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 12, 2020

This week in Q&A - It's all about Hasbro's vehicles! Storage! I believe in warning labels. Also this old AT-AT and that new big AT-AT that doesn't actually exist. And did you see the new HasLab item? (It's not Star Wars and it got funded in about a day.)

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Q&A: Star Wars Retro Retro Retro Imperfect

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 5, 2020

This week in Q&A - The Retro Collection! This was unintentional, but all 3 questions have to do with things like Stickers and online order picking as well as pricing from this year's The Empire Strikes Back retro-style action figures at Walmart, which you probably never actually saw in stores or somehow found on clearance.

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Q&A: Vintage Production Number, Star Wars Vehicles, and "Repacks"

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 28, 2020

This week in Q&A - Repacks! It's something of a misnomer - they're new production. Production numbers! How many 1980s Power of the Force figures were there? We, uh, don't know.

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Q&A: Star Wars Mail-In Figures, Army Builders, and Retro Toys

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 21, 2020

This week in Q&A - Army builders! Well, maybe. And Mail-in figures - that might be over. Retro figures - we all want more, competition between figure sizes and formats aside.

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Q&A: Star Wars Boxes, Dookus, and HasLabs

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 14, 2020

This week in Q&A - box variations! Count Dooku - which is the best 3 3/4-inch figure, and would you believe it hasn't been improved upon in 15 years? And HasLab sure whatever.

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Q&A: Vac-Metal, Star Wars Droids, and Retro Figures Are Awesome

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 7, 2020

This week in Q&A - Shiny and chrome figures apparently not eternal - where did they go? Protocol droids - hey, another similar question! And retro figures - we love them.

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Q&A: Star Wars Deco Changes, Molds Old, and DVD

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 31, 2020

This week in Q&A - Finding old molds! Believe it or not, these things aren't meant to last forever. And photo real deco - is it good? Well, sometimes. Mostly. Let's also talk home video discs - is there still money in them thar hills?

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Q&A: Star Wars Retro Figures, Dioramas, RIP Zac Bertschy

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 24, 2020

This week in Q&A - Playsets! No news is good news? Retro Boba Fett! Did you miss something? Very possibly! And Busts! We love them. But they're just not as popular as they used to be. (And by that I mean collectible busts, generally people are doing fine with the regular kind.)

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Q&A: Star Wars POTF2 at 25, It Burns, and Droids

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 17, 2020

This week in Q&A - 25 years of POTF2! No, there's no celebration anyone is talking about. The pyre! Nope! And what's the deal with the new GNK droid? It's in the movie! Really!

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Q&A: Star Wars Mandalorian Stuff, Boba Fett Stuff, and Stands

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 10, 2020

This week in Q&A - Yes we reference recent casting news for The Mandalorian but we don't consider headline news with casting to be a spoiler here. Also Carbonized figures and pre-order dates plus also Stand and not Delivered, the 6-inch action figure display story.

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Q&A: Star Wars Stickers, Adam Driver, and Tooling Costs

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, May 3, 2020

This week in Q&A - Retro stuff! Sticker is as sticker does.  Ben Solo! Do we really need more Adam Driver figures?  And Tooling Costs - while 3-D printing gets around molds, well, you may not like the results just yet.

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