Adam Pawlus QandA

Q&A: Figure Complaints, Retro Future, and Quick Fixes for Warped Plastic

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 8, 2013

It's Q&A time! Let's look at The Black Series - you may not realize this, but we're required to legally. Even if the line dies in four waves, we have to talk about it. And how about warped plastic can we fix it? Some of it, yes! And can we complain about distribution in 2012 still? Apparently, we have to! Read on for more or send in a question for next time, or both.

Q&A: More Black Series, Walmart, New Figures, and Too Much Stuff

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 1, 2013

It's Q&A time! Are we getting too many products even though it's arguably a slower year? Maybe. And which of the new figures are new enough to matter? The answer may (but won't) surprise you. Also, Walmart has no space for 6-inch figures - is there a precedent? Only one man knows for sure, and since he won't return your calls it's all up to me in this week's column!

Q&A: Black Series, Lost Episodes, Robots, and More Fun

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 25, 2013

It's time to choke down some Q&A with me - because you want to put off work, or don't want to go to bed yet! It's 40% Black Series by volume. Let's talk about that new Slave I and its various toy incarnations some more because why the heck not. Are we starting the pool for 6-inch Cantina Aliens? Oh yes we are. And are we going to examine the best C-3PO action figures? Of course I am. You can too, if you read on! (Also: please read on.)

Q&A: Hutt Nuts, Vintage Vehicle Verdics, Target DPCI Dilemmas, and You - The Reader

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 18, 2013

It's Q&A time! Let's talk about the new 2013 action figures hitting stores near you right now. And also 6-inch figures, and Cantina aliens because these are things that are, in all seriousness, very important. While we're at it, let's also discuss the new Vintage Collection Slave I and Biggs Red 3 X-wing Fighter vehicles, because we can, and you need to know which - if either - are different enough to warrant buying. Read on for more!

Q&A: Big Figures, Big Articulation, and Old Figures from Gear to Eternity

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 11, 2013

It's Q&A time! Let's complain about articulation and the lack of original trilogy toys out there. Let's also look at Vintage-Style Figures and the always important accessories. All this and more await you!

Q&A: Baby Got Black Series, Disney, Inflation, Conventional Wisdom

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 4, 2013

It's Q&A time! Let's talk Disney - will their reach mean better distribution for toys? And how about Mission Series and Saga Legends - are they a good deal, considering the cost of inflation, over their 1970s cousins? And of course, let's talk a whole bunch about the Black Series 6-Inch Figures. They're here. Should you care? (Yes.) All this and the video game that ate up a lot of my Sunday. Read on!

Q&A: Retro, 3 3/4 Inch, Fets of Boba, And Readers Like You

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 28, 2013

Welcome to Q&A! Let's talk Vintage Retro Figures because that's on everybody's mind thanks to Super 7. Let's also talk Super Shogun Boba Fett while we're at it. And let's talk about Supporting the Toys that Matter - is it better to be cheap, or help a wave 2 come to pass? All this and more await you in July's final and mildly off-topic Q&A! Send in your questions for next week, and kindly read on.

Q&A: Post-SDCC Black Series, Droids and More

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 21, 2013

We're back! This should be back to normal soon so let's get started with Q&A and hope this isn't filled with duplicates - we talk Droids, the new lines just hitting now, more on The Black Series, and other stuff in this column I penned about a week ago. Ask your questions for next time!

Q&A: Fixing Yellowing, Retro Action Figures, New Saga Legends, and Other Stuff

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 14, 2013

Want to know how to wipe off some yellowing from your Vintage 2010 Clone Trooper helmets and many 2002-2004 releases? I have discovered one solution! We also look at retro action figures, more anti-prequel sentiment and the usual stuff. Send in your questions for our next column - I can't guarantee next week due to SDCC, but it'll be soon, I promise! Read on for more!

Q&A: Out with the Old, In with the New

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 7, 2013

Let's talk exclusives in Q&A this week, because for the first time in months there are actually things to talk about! And let's complain about Episode I since that's what came in the mail bag. We'll also revisit magazines, as this is the way of our people. All this and more - read on and send in your questions for next time!

Q&A: Articulation Arguments, SDCC Exclusives, and 2014 - Too Soon?

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 30, 2013

It's a short week here for Americans in the workplace, so there's no time to waste - read Q&A now! We look at Articulation, with More Articulation, and some More Articulation after that. We also engage in some wild speculation because we love it so much. Read on, and submit your questions for next week!

Q&A Summer Spectacular - SDCC, Angry Birds, Jumbo Figures, and So Much More

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 23, 2013

It's Monday, and it's summer, so you have no reason not to read Q&A! Let's find out why the birds are so angry, and look at Jumbo Gentle Giant figures. Oh, and themed waves of action figures. That was a thing once. Also more rantings, ravings, and rampant unsourced and unreasonable SDCC speculation can be yours if you read on!

Q&A: How The Other Half Lives, Maybe Some Newness, Retro Figures, and More Packaging

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 16, 2013

It's Monday, so read some Q&A! Are we suffering from brand fatigue? I don't think so, personally. Should we expect Hasbro to do a Pre-Order Program for a Death Star Playset? I wouldn't hold my breath. And there's more! Also, more adventures in spying on how the Hot Wheels half lives at the end.

Q&A: Fast Toys, Fast Cars, Vintage Three Packs

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 9, 2013

Your long, national nightmare is over - it's Q&A! What does the future of Vintage 3-Packs look like? I'm guessing not great. And what's the best way to clean aging figures as they get oily or greasey? We have a couple of options for you. And don't forget, as slow as things have been, new vintage exclusive vehicles (well old ones in new boxes, at least) are on the way! All this and fast toy cars in Q&A!

Q&A: Hot Hot Hot Big Big Big Ultra-Weekly Star Wars Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 2, 2013

Good Q&A Morning! Sort of. My air conditioner died! But this is not the issue of the day - lists of upcoming figures is where we kick off, followed by the return of 12-inch figures in various forms and new versions of old vehicles. All this and more await you in the delightful, splendiferous weekly Q&A! As always, feel free to send in your questions for next time.