The Black Series

Amazon Price Drop - Cheap Black Series

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Over on Amazon this time of year, prices are in flux changing daily or even every few hours.  In particular, Star Wars: The Black Series Deluxe Figures seem to be getting cheaper.  I noticed the Speeder Bike and Jabba the Hutt were each around $22, and may be different by the time you see this.

 

That makes each item about half price, which ain't bad.

Ad: Star Wars Black Series Wave 6 6-Inch Pre-Orders Open at Entertainment Earth

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ad: Star Wars The Black Series Wave 6 Action Figures are up for grabs right now! Due around December, the wave has 3 new faces and 1 returning face - click through to pre-order yours now (and get free US shipping to boot)!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,105: Biker Scout (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Friday, October 17, 2014

The 6-inch Biker Scout from Hasbro is very OK.   It's not great.  It's actually on the border of good.  Smudges on the chest seem unnecessary, the gun is too small and the grip splits easily, and on the two I was examining close-up the visors on the helmet were both off-center in different directions.   The mold is OK, the bike is good, but the execution needs some help. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,104: Boba Fett Concept Armor (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, October 16, 2014

Since the idea was introduced to fans, the idea of a Walgreens-exclusive Boba Fett Concept Armor brought about much anxiety to fans.  Would he be made in big enough numbers to cover all 5,000 locations? Would the pre-sale online cover people?  Would you have to drive around with a bunch of sick people sneezing on you while you hunt toys because of your crippling toy addiction?  Let's just look at the figure - he's pretty good.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,103: Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The 6-inch Luke Skywalker in his Jedi gear may not be perfect, but it's one of my favorites.  It does not exceed its mandate, but it works - hands hold weapons. Belt fits.  Lightsaber hangs on hook.  Figure stands, sits.  It's rare that a figure can do pretty much anything you expect it to and not have severe balance issues - his joints are nice and tight.  I've been talking all day so I'm exhausted.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,102: Shadow Scout (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Check out the Shadow Scout in today's Figure of the Day! It's similar to some 3 3/4-inch figures, but it's 6-inches tall.  The blaster, however, is basically the same size for some reason.  Read on for more!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,101: Shadow Stormtrooper Commander (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Monday, October 13, 2014

I got this swell Shadow Stormtrooper Commander 6-inch action figure in the mail over the weekend, and it is indeed swell.  Essentially a black, backpack-free Sandtrooper, it's basically exactly what you would want in such a thing.  3 guns cast in dark grey. Pauldron.   Glossy helmet lenses.  Read on!

Star Wars The Black Series Imperial Shadow Squadron Pack Arriving Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, October 11, 2014

That was fast! If you ordered your Imperial Shadow Squadron set at Target.com on Wednesday, you might have it waiting at your front door today - mine arrived already in a nice big box (albeit with a couple of dents on the packaging).  It looks pretty slick, and if you didn't get an order in don't worry - it should be in stores very soon!

For those who missed the boat, the set includes a Scout Trooper, Sandtrooper Shadow Stormtrooper Commander, and Speeder Bike in black.

Star Wars NYCC - Official 6-Inch Black Series Hasbro Pictures

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New York! I'm not there - but these figures are.  Hasbro revealed 6 new 6-inch The Black Series action figures for all of us remaining loyal Star Wars fans.  They are: Emperor Palpatine, Luke Skywalker, in Stormtrooper Disguise, Clone Commander Cody, IG-88, Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise, and the Clone Trooper Captain.

Star Wars NYCC - Official 3 3/4-Inch Black Series Hasbro Pictures

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ah, armchair reporting! It's great.  Hasbro sent along a batch of photos of new Star Wars goodness from their "Twas The Night Before Party."  In here, you'll find 3 3/4-inch Star Wars The Black Series C-3PO, Princess Leia in Boushh Disguise, Mosep Binneed, Commander Thorn, Han Solo in Carbonite, and a pair of Jawas!  What's not to love?

Hasbro Reveals New Star Wars, Transformers Before NYCC

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 8, 2014

While my budget for travel basically covers trips to toy stores and the occasional bike ride to Wal-Mart, I'm seeing a ton of great coverage from  New York City at the Hasbro party before New York Comic Con.  New 6-inch and 3 3/4-inch Star Wars figures were shown, as are some nifty new Transformers toys.  Seeing as you can get all-new Leia Boushh figures in regular and extra-large sizes, clearly it's a great time to be alive.

UPDATED with more links to Mission Series and Saga Legends images.

Star Wars The Black Series Imperial Shadow Squadron Pack at Target.com Now

By Adam Pawlus — Wednesday, October 8, 2014

UPDATE: Sold out. Note the DPCI and keep an eye on your local store!

There aren't many big exclusives left for 2014, but you can cross one off your list today! Target.com has the Star Wars The Black Series Imperial Shadow Squadron Pack in stock for $50.00 plus free shipping.  Unless you're up for playing a round of clearance chicken, you can save yourself a lot of post-holiday anguish by ordering yours now.

Concept Armor Boba Fett: 40,000 More En Route

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, September 20, 2014

Steven Anne is the toy buyer for Walgreens, and on Twitter he confirms solid cases of 8 Concept Armor Boba Fetts are coming in November.  The 6-inch Black Series action figure is in circulation now, potentially mixed with other Star Wars characters like Luke, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, and a redeco Sandtrooper which should be in stores elsewhere real soon.  He writes:

Ad: Star Wars The Black Series Wave 6 Pre-Orders Live Now

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Ad: The new guys are up for order!  Click here to order Star Wars The Black Series Wave 6 3 3/4-inch action figure sets or cases at Entertainment Earth The case features free shipping in the USA!

Characters include Starkiller, Darth Malgus, R5-G19, Hoth Luke Wampa Attack, Episode III Darth Vader, and Yoda Jedi Training.

Walgreens Star Wars 6-Inch Prototype Armor Boba Fett In Stores Now

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Walgreens Boba Fett (Prototype Armor) 6-inch action figure is out now - most stores are getting partial cases and you won't see a variety at all locations.  In the past 72 hours I hit up about 16 locations and generally saw no more than 1-3 Star Wars figures of any kind at each location - for example, one store had 3 Boba Fetts in Glendale, AZ and nothing else.  Another had 2 Darth Vaders and nothing else.  And another had a single Sandtrooper, and that was it.  Only 3 of the stores had any 6-inch Star Wars figures yet, but this is a new-to-them line.