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!
Happy July 4th, everybody! This week we look at if we should blame Marvel and the Transformers for a lack of Star Wars. I wish I could say yes. Is there a correct color for the carbonite block? Let's discuss! And do you have a problem that new vehicles are tweaked versions of old vehicles? Pull up a chair, and read on!
Will Hasbro ever make a Z-95 Headhunter? Don't get your hopes up. What do you do when your mail-away figures don't show up? Complain, of course! And playsets again? Geez, is that all you people want to ask about? Read on!
Let's talk about Jocasta Nu some more. Because why not? And playsets too, this is stll a fresh topic. Aw heck, let's do it twice. And how do you deal with no-longer-sticky stickers? I actually have a solution for you that works and is cheap. I've also found a figure where the paint literally melted off-- good job, Hasbro! Find out which one was the culprit. So read on, because it's more fun than working!
Are your old figures starting to get squeaky and oily? You aren't alone. Is the Droid Gunship a weak toy or is it just you? And will we see figure-with-minivehicles for Episode I next year? Maybe. Hasbro hasn't said. And are vehicles costing more and offering less? All this and a rundown on this past week's new Hasbro releases in this week's Q&A!
This week: Will we get sexy Kotobukiya statues of Star Wars characters? Is Hasbro trying to kill us with too many toys every year? And what do 3D reissues mean for toys as we move forward? All this and much more in this week's thrilling Q&A!
Where are the missing Clone Wars figures from last summer? What's going on with the new Vintage 3-packs at Target? And how are we going to show the kids these movies when the time comes? All this and more in this week's Q&A!
This week: How reliable is action figure grading? The answer... may not surprise you. What's the scoop with Battle Packs? And are we going to expect more classic vehicle updates real soon? Probably not. All this and LEGO ramblings in this week's Q&A!
Got a problem with figure hand color? Sure you do. And why aren't we getting more beasts, heaving or otherwise? And why is that big mean bully Hasbro denying you the 1980s-style figures you so richly deserve, aside from taste? All this and more when you read on!
Will Expanded Universe figures like Jaina and Jacen Solo see a reissue? What's going on now that Comic Pack Figures are a thing of the past? And will there be more Republic Gunships? All this and more, in this week's Q&A!
Sure, there's world-changing news going on, but I've got a mailbag to get through. What do we have this week? There's The Death Star Revenge of the Sith Figure Pack (which does not include an actual toy Death Star), we talk about actual new Vintage figures styled after the 1980s, and we even explore just how valuable an online poll can be. (Just because you want it doesn't mean you can have it.) Read on, and fire away with your questions for next time!
Easter's over so let's talk about Yak Face again-- will Hasbro give us a vintage update? How much direction does Hasbro take from Sideshow, and vice-versa? And where oh where has my little Gamorrean Guard gone? And what's up with the Clone Wars Chronology we mentioned a few weeks ago? All this and more await you this week in Q&A!
Will Han Solo return to the Carbonite block? Is it true that no stores are getting new Vintage figures? No, of course not. Will we see all-new molds for vintage-era 1970s and 1980s vehicles eventually? Ehhh.... probably not. But you can hear rambly answers and ask your own questions when you read on!