Adam Pawlus QandA

Q&A: Numbers, Vintage, 12-Inch Figures, Pricing, More Plastic Stuff

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 25, 2011

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!

Q&A: Blu-Ray, Playsets, More Vintage, and Other Stuff

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 18, 2011

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!

Q&A: Apparently Friday Is International Star Wars Day Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 11, 2011

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!

Q&A: Labor Day Edition wth Vehicles and So Much More

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, September 4, 2011

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!

Q&A: More, More, More, Medics, Lukes, Vintage

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 28, 2011

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!

Q&A: Figure Figure Figure Perfect

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 21, 2011

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?)

Q&A: Clone Wars, Planet Packaging, Mini Vintage, and Lightning Bonus Round

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 14, 2011

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!

Q&A: Back To Questions, Answers, and Post-SDCC Fun

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, August 7, 2011

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!

Q&A: Fan's Choice Metrics 2011, Part 2

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 31, 2011

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!

Q&A: Fan's Choice Metrics 2011, Part 1

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 24, 2011

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!

Q&A: Mini-Rigs, Slave Leia, Tank Gunners, More Pre-Comic-Con Fun

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 17, 2011

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!

Q&A: Summer Fun Edition, Now With Added Video Game Rantings

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 10, 2011

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!

Q&A: Holiday Edition with Vehicles and 1980s-Style Rantings and More Fun

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, July 3, 2011

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!

Q&A: Pre-Holiday Bad Knee Edition

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 26, 2011

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!

Q&A: Melting Paint, Playsets (Again), Sticker Stickiness, and More Fun

By Adam Pawlus — Sunday, June 19, 2011

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!