This week: New Astromech Droids-- are they really new? How exclusive are the new Wal-Mart figures anyway? And just how many Darth Maul figures can you expect in 2012 so far? A bunch. Read more, or don't-- there's a pricing rant at the end! Oh, and Happy Halloween everybody!
Q&A is back! Thank you for your patience with his mix of NYCC and pre-convention questions. We look at larger-scale Star Wars figures, the wonders of why we aren't getting Duchess Satine yet, and the frustrations of Movie Heroes action figures being new. (Wouldn't have guessed that last one.) Read on!
Last Q&A for a while-- I'm going on hiatus for a few weeks! We also look at the Just-relased Mandalorian Assault Transport, the future of vintage logos, and Star Wars Mego. And more! Read on, and send in your questions for our next exciting update.
This week: Battle Pack analysis-- is that a new figure I see? How do store exclusives work? Well, I'll tell you what I think I can get away with. And vintage numbering? Well... OK. All this and more await you, so read on!
Is it time to revisit pop-up dioramas as a cheap playset alternative? Eh. Sure. Shall we look at mail-in figures of Christmas future? And what to do if your new Vintage figures don't quite have the paint job you were hoping for? All this and more, just read on!
I rant a little about the Blu-Ray releases of the week! We talk about mail-in offer order forms and more swap-outs! And is it time to reboot Star Wars completely? All this and more, just read on!
Where's the best place for old Kenner commercials? The answer won't surprise you! Did you miss out on the 2010 Snowspeeder vehicle and are wondering what hope you might have? Well... uh, we also look at a bunch of other craziness at retail and new larger versions of classic and Episode I vehicles. Prepare yourself for some disappointment in this special Labor Day edition!
Has there ever been a Clone Medic? Yes! Find out who. More Vintage distribution complaints? I guess it wouldn't be a column without them. And which Luke should you track down if we're talking about the original film? All this and more complaints, in this week's Q&A!
Let's look at Jedi Force and store resets some more! It's fun! Why don't we have a big roleplay Ahsoka Tano Lightsaber yet? Good question! And let's talk Jedi Force! All this and much more in this week's Q&A! (Plus who doesn't love a nice tirade?)
Are "repackaged" figures literally repackaged? How many more "mini" vintage figures can we expect? And you can't tell if a figure is new-- really? You can't? Sometimes the answers are easy, and sometimes they're just snotty. We have some of each in this week's Q&A, plus impressions on the newest Clone Wars figures like Seripas!
OK, we're back to normal for Q&A! What's up with Comic-Con Announcements? Well, let's look at several. And what's the deal with MMO figures? We'll look at that too. And do we have some Wedge news? Sort of! Read on, and ask your questions for the next column!
It's that time again! Fan's Choice Metrics is back with round 2. This week, we look at the ToyFare and Wizard "Fan's Choice" contests run by Hasbro in conjunction with fan sites and those publications. Just how many of the figures did we really end up getting? Read on!
It's that time again! Fan's Choice Metrics is back and updated for 2011. This week, we look at the first five "Fan's Choice" contests run by Hasbro. How many figures did we actually get? Surprisingly, most of them. Read on for more!
This week's topics: Missing Mini-Rigs now that other, unannounced items are showing up. Will we get a new Turbo Tank Gunner for the movie line? It'd be nice, wouldn't it? And will the Revenge of the Jedi Slave Leia have one set of legs or two? The answers may depress you-- but hey, that's why we're here right? Read on!
Does the Star Wars line lack internal toy compatibility? We explore! Will Hasbro make Star Trek 3 3/4-inch figures? We'll explore that too! And are big-box retailers skewering variety? It's entirely possible! At the end I ramble about my just-now-getting Force Unleashed II, so read on!